Review: Cocktales @reidromance @bennettbooks @KylieScottbooks @lhcosway @amydawsauthor

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I had to look up that writer who, literally, “cocky-“blocked all other writers (romance or otherwise) from ever using the word “cocky” in their book titles or series titles. It was funny at first, until I read this article and realized how much evil financial havoc this person has wrecked on a few of her colleagues. I mean, c’mon, “cocky” is a very simple and crude word. And yet, someone could brilliantly and evilly do this type of crap. It means, I can, if I am so willing, trademark or wordmark the word “love” and prevent anyone from using that word anywhere. Hmmmm. Wouldn’t that be interesting?

Hence, the birth of this anthology. These kick-ass women have formed a tribe to help out their co-authors who have been recently blindsided by this previously unbeknownst cocky-minded woman. I’ve read the novellas (if I can call it that, since they’re all 2-3 chapters long only) from the authors I’ve loved thus far: L.H. Cosway, Amy Daws, Penny Reid, Kylie Scott, and Sawyer Bennett. So far, so good.

I’m currently moving on to other books on my TBR list, as I can only read the word “cocky” so many times before I start pulling my own teeth out. But, I’m definitely gonna finish this one.

So, to Ms. Hopkins, whoever the hell you are: thank you. You’ve pissed off a lot of your co-authors, and they’ve published and sold an anthology that would, hopefully, help make the US Patent & Trademark Office realize their mistake and reverse their decision. If the Office does not, then… meh. There’s always the words “cock,” “cockier,” and “cockiest.” Oh, and I hope no one buys your books. Ever. K. Thanks. Bye.4 stars

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Review: Dirty Rich Cinderella Story by @LisaReneeJones

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I’m a woman obsessed. Obsessed over Lisa Renee Jones and her books. Her skilled painting with words is unparalleled, making her fictional characters jump off of the pages and into her readers’ minds. I know, because Reese and Cat (main characters from the first Dirty Rick book) are still on my mind after finishing their book 2 weeks ago.

There’s nothing more pleasant than spending time on a long weekend reading a kick-ass book that mixes hot, sizzling romance with scenes that immersed the mind in things that veer far away from one’s reality. I’m in the business of wholesaling and retailing industrial sorts of equipment. These past 2 days, however, I got sucked into Cole and Lori’s criminal justice world. Okay, that sounds very Avenger-y, but I can’t help it. The Avengers could only wish that they each have a female counterpart (yes, I’m also talking to you, Black Widow) who kicks as much ass, if not more, as they can.

I’ll be legit with you, though. Initially, I thought that Lori fought waaaaayyyy harder against her attraction towards and love for Cole than I’m comfortable with. In the end, however, LRJ swung me her way. Lori was doing Lori. If she wasn’t fighting and standing up for herself, Cole wouldn’t love her exactly as he did.

Augh! All the feels. When’s book 3 coming out, I wonder, and is it finally starring Cat’s brother, Gabe? Somebody tell me!5 stars

Cover Reveal: Want You by @JenSFred Jen Frederick

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WANT YOU

By

New York Times Bestselling Author Jen Frederick

This will be exclusive to Kindle Unlimited – On Sale July 1st

Please use the Goodreads link for now: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40419592-want-you

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Summary:

Bitsy

I might be only nineteen, but I know what I want. It’s Leka Moore. I don’t care that he took me in when he was barely more than a kid himself. I don’t care that he raised me. I don’t care everyone thinks being with him is wrong. I know we belong together, and the only person I need to convince is him.

Leka

I found her in the corner of a dark alley. If I hadn’t taken her with me, she would’ve died that night—or maybe worse. Before I knew it, she became the light in my dark life, the haven from the madness. I watched her grow up. I tried to teach her right from wrong. Now that she’s an adult, I’m feeling things that no good man should ever feel. But then…I’ve never been a good man. I have a chance at redemption by saving her from the greatest danger of all—me.

Review: The Varlet and the Voyeur by @lhcosway @reidromance Penny Reid

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Let’s be honest. Who here knew what a “varlet” was before Penny Reid and LH Cosway produced this book? Anyone? Me, I had to Google it. Twice. Because I couldn’t wrap my head around it, and couldn’t quite figure out who the varlet was in this book, and who the voyeur was.

Thankfully, the wonderful authors and their publicist were generous enough to grant me an ARC of their latest collaborative effort. This being my 4th rugby series book (yes, I’ve read them all), I kinda knew what I was getting into. But, then, Cosway and Reid never fail to surprise me. You see, William, the book hero, was a varlet AND a voyeur, at the same time. He wasn’t THAT bad, actually. What he’s done, for which he was publicly vilified, was private, personal, and quite embarrassing. He didn’t hurt anyone, and no one was physically hurt by him. It was an inopportune time and a blatant lie that dragged and slugged his name in mud. Nevertheless, he came out smelling like roses to me, while I read his story.

His female counterpart, Josey…… she took a bit of getting used to. The way her bestie’s husband described her, when she unexpectedly plopped into their home (while they were still getting used to their newborn baby), made me cringe. ‘Coz she sounded like a nightmare. William made her sound normal, though—– he, in fact, made her shine. To him, she could do no wrong. And, THAT, ladies, is the essence of why Cosway and Reid are a winning team. They made this cynic believe that everyone’s quirks and inanities could be attractive to someone else. That romance is not dead, dammit. And, yet again, I find myself on tenterhooks just waiting for what else they’re gonna come up with next.4 stars

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The Varlet and the Voyeur, an all-new standalone in the USA Today bestselling Rugby Series from Penny Reid and L.H. Cosway is LIVE!

 

He kept his salacious secret for years. But soon, everyone is going to be reading about it in their morning paper…

THE VARLET (and the VOYEUR)

William Moore is a long way from home. A farm boy from Oklahoma, he’s now the most well-respected member of the Irish rugby team. But appearances are often deceptive, and Will isn’t the clean-cut, all-American good-guy everyone imagines him to be. He’s got a secret, one that will tarnish his reputation forever.

THE VOYEUR (and the VARLET)

Joesy Kavanagh is a self-proclaimed mess, but she’s finally get her shi…uh, act together. She’s set her sights on becoming a veterinarian, but there’s one teeny tiny road bump. Her living arrangements are coming to an abrupt end, leaving Joesy homeless and in need of a job to pay her way through college.

THE PLAN

What he needs is a companion to keep him on the right path.

What she needs is an apartment with free rent.

Will is convinced Joesy will make the perfect companion, since she’s brutally honest and basically ‘just one of the guys.’  Joesy is convinced she can ensure Will doesn’t succumb to his voyeuristic proclivities by keeping a scrupulous eye on him.

Except, what happens when the varlet is tempted by the voyeur, and vice-versa?!

Perchance something very, very volatile. And vexing.

The Varlet and the Voyeur is a full-length romantic comedy novel, can be read as a standalone, and is the 4th(and last) book in the USA TODAY bestselling Rugby Series.

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Start the Series of standalones with The Hooker and the Hermit!

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Meet Penny Reid:

Penny Reid is the Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Winston Brothers and Knitting in the City series. She used to spend her days writing federal grant proposals as a biomedical researcher, but now she just writes books. She’s also a full time mom to three diminutive adults, wife, daughter, knitter, crocheter, sewer, general crafter, and thought ninja.

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Meet L.H. Cosway:

L.H. Cosway has a BA in English Literature and Greek and Roman Civilisation, and an MA in Postcolonial Literature. She lives in Dublin city. Her inspiration to write comes from music. Her favorite things in life include writing stories, vintage clothing, dark cabaret music, food, musical comedy, and of course, books.

She thinks that imperfect people are the most interesting kind. They tell the best stories.

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Cover Reveal: Double Down by @ReadAlessandra Torre

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By Alessandra Torre

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Cover Design: Najla Qamber Designs

Release Date: Monday, June 18th

 

Synopsis

In Vegas, there was one man who was off limits. One man… and I fell for him. I knew there were risks. Still, I played the game. When Dario Capece called, I answered. When he beckoned, I came. When he broke all my rules, I looked the other way. I knew there were risks. I just never realized they included death.

Preorder Links

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About Alessandra Torre

 

Alessandra Torre is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author of fourteen novels. Her books focus on romance and suspense. Torre has been featured in such publications as Elle and Elle UK, as well as guest blogged for the Huffington Post and RT Book Reviews. She is also the Bedroom Blogger for Cosmopolitan.com.

 

Connect with Alessandra

 

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New Release: Even Money by @ReadAlessandra

Even Money

By Alessandra Torre

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Cover Design: Najla Qamber Designs

 

Synopsis

 

Sometimes it only takes a minute. A connection of eyes across a room, and everything changes.I was a cocktail waitress with a fondness for partying and meaningless sex. He owned half of Vegas, with the reputation to match.I should have turned away. Instead, I stepped closer.Then, the lies started. Rumors spread. Stalking commenced. And someone died.None of it stopped me from falling in love.

 

Purchase Links

 

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Goodreads: http://alessandratorre.com/emgr/

 

About Alessandra Torre

 

Alessandra Torre is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author of fourteen novels. Her books focus on romance and suspense. Torre has been featured in such publications as Elle and Elle UK, as well as guest blogged for the Huffington Post and RT Book Reviews. She is also the Bedroom Blogger for Cosmopolitan.com.

 

Connect with Alessandra

 

Facebook: http://bit.ly/2rkHs46

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Review: Dirty One Night Stand by @lisareneejones

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Reasons why I love, love, LOVE “Dirty Rich One Night Stand:”

  1. It was completely unexpected. Yes, I’ve read romance novels featuring lawyers and journalists before. And, yes, I’ve liked those. This one, though? It somehow took the cake. With Lisa Renee Jones’ penchant for great story-telling, I went through the angst, the falling into love, the issues, the mishaps, and the sexiness that both fictional characters simply oozed.
  2. But, my god, the twists and turns Ms. Jones put me through, too! I initially thought that is was TOO fast-paced and that I couldn’t keep up. Turns out, I kept up really well…. all throughout one single work-night. I refused to put my iPad down, even while in the loo. THAT was how good great amazeballs “Dirty Rich One Night Stand” was.
  3. Ms. Jones produced a kick-ass yet believable love story set in a legal/lawyer’s world. Every time I thought it would zig, it zagged. Okay, I’m repeating myself now, but holy jesusmaryandjoseph, I loved it.

I can’t wait to read about the other minor characters’ stories (Walker brothers) now and to see what’s next in line in the “Dirty Rich” series.5 stars