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#DualReviews – Beyond the Cherry Trees, The Cook Brothers Book #2 by H.D’Agostino @HDgostino001 @WritersontheRiver

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Title: Beyond the Cherry Trees
Series: The Cook Brothers Series #2
Author: H. D’Agostino
Genre: Contemporary Romance Standalone
Release Date: May 2, 2016
Photographer: Kelsey Keeton of K. Keeton Designs
Cover Designer: Cassy Roop of Pink Ink Design
Cover Models: Dillon Denton and Amanda Romine
It’s been two years since she walked away, and he’s still hurting. It’s been two years since Mia Callahan ran headfirst toward her career leaving him to pick up the pieces of his broken heart. 

Tyler Cook has everything he ever wanted. He’s living in a luxurious apartment and working at one of New York’s most prestigious law firms, all while becoming one of the city’s biggest playboys. Women flock to him, and he promises them nothing in return. The more they give, the more he takes. Even though it doesn’t help fill the hole she left in his heart. 

One moment can change your life. A few words can send it down a path you never planned, careening toward someone you don’t truly want. 

What happens when Mia comes back and he isn’t the same man she left behind? Will she accept him for who he has become? Can he find the man he was, the man she left? Can he forgive her for walking away? 

Sometimes we have to go back to the beginning to realize what we had in the first place. 

Beyond the Cherry Trees is the second book in the Cook Brothers series. 

***This can be read as a STANDALONE*** 
 angies review

 

I received this book from the author for an honest review.

WHAT AN EPIC DB Tyler is!!  OMG!! I mean we get a picture of that when we see him and Morgan getting cozy in New York.  We also see a glimmer when we see him walk away from a chick at the park knowing she means something to him but when we see his story unravel….I couldn’t kick him in the privates enough!!!

I get that he was devastated by Mia leaving him BUT WOW!!  Epic JACKA$$!!  He decided that no one will ever hurt him again.  He starts hitting the sheets with any warm, available body that agrees to no strings.  UNFORTUNATELY He meets a woman who doesn’t agree to his terms and that will cause major problems for him later.

Mia wanted to be a dancer and she leaves the love of her life to pursue her dream.  She never gave Tyler a chance to try and make it work..she just walked out.  She is now back in the area and looking to make things right and maybe be friends….yeah uhm not gonna happen Mia.  Tyler makes sure to wear his super DB suit whenever he knows he will see her.

Life changing drama happens and they are both thrown back to Cherryvile.  Tyler and Mia both want to be with the other but fear, hurt and the unknown keeps them at odds.  The fight to be together is a long fought one and JUST when we think our couple has found their way back to one another…GAME CHANGERS!!!

Melinda's Review

I received this book from the author for an honest review.

I am falling hard for the Cook brothers each one seems to be better. I loved Taylor but Tyler is giving him a run for his money.  I also enjoyed Mia’s spirit and determination.

Tyler was the playboy and moving up in the corporate world.  He had his one love and she broke him when she decided to follow her dreams and leave him behind.  He would never give his heart away again only of relationship he was involved in was a no strings attached one. He even got involved with someone he knew was off limits but couldn’t say no to.  That is until he found out his only one love was back in town.

Mia had the lead in the Nutcracker; she finally made her dreams come true. Except she was still missing something, Tyler she regretted leaving him and seeing him again brought it all back. She started to let her walls down and let him back in. Now that they reconnected could things were. Both had grown up and taken different paths. Could Mia deal with Tyler and his past mistakes or would it be their demise.

Watching Tyler and Mia get a second chance at love was heartwarming.  Loved watching the time they were able to spend together while in Cherryville. The Epilogue was the best I enjoyed seeing how things played out and ended up for the best.  I also enjoyed seeing how Taylor, Morgan and their family were doing.  Watching Garrett and Mia’s bother/sister relationship was amazing to know that no matter what was going on Garrett was always there for Mia either pushing her to do her best or giving her advice when she needed it. These boys get better and better with each book and I cannot wait for Trevor and Sharron’s story.

“I felt every thing that Tyler and Mia felt. Every up and down, every smile, every tear, every laugh and every anger. This book literally ripped my heart out, put it in a heavy duty blender on high and then pieced it back together again. I love second chance books and this one just moved to the top of that list.” ~Tabitha (Amazeballs Book Reviews)


“I am falling hard for the Cook brothers each one seems to be better. I loved Taylor but Tyler is giving him a run for his money. I also enjoyed Mia’s spirit and determination.” ~Melinda (Twinsie Talk Book Reviews)

Amazon bestselling author of the Second Chances series and the Shattered Trilogy, Heather D’Agostino writes contemporary and new adult romance set in Boston, New York, and North Carolina. Heather has always enjoyed creative writing, but never pursued it as a career option. Born and raised in Harrisburg, NC she received a BA in Elementary Education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. After teaching for six years, she decided to leave the profession to be a stay-at-home mom. After finding the world of Fan Fiction, Heather decided to “get her feet wet” in the literary world. With much encouragement and inspiration from the Fan Fiction world, she made the decision to publish her work. Heather prides herself in the fact that her books have real life situations with believable characters. These characters could be your best friend or your next door neighbor. Her first book, Unbreak Me, has been welcomed with open arms into the self-published community giving her the encouragement needed to continue to pursue this dream. Heather currently lives in Syracuse, NY with her husband, two children, two dogs, and three cats. She enjoys spending time with her family, watching sports, and playing chauffeur for all her children’s activities. You can follow Heather at www.facebook.com/H.DAgostino.Author or follow her on twitter @hdagostino001. Wanna make sure you don’t miss any news? Sign up for H. D’Agostino’s newsletter at http://hdagostinobooks.weebly.com/




Unbreak Me-book one
The Boy Next Door- book two
The One That Got Away-book three
Inside Out- book 3.5 a Second Chances Novella
Fallen From Grace- book 4
The Family Next Door –book 5

Destined (Shattered #0.5)
Shattered (Shattered #1)
Restored (Shattered #2)
Renewed (Shattered #3)
Fated (Shattered #4 Cam & Avery)

Irreparably Broken (Broken #1)
Saving Us (Broken #2)
My Broken Angel (Broken #3)
Broken Pieces (Broken #4) – Coming Summer of 2016

Being Nobody – book 1 in The Witness Series
Becoming Somebody- book 2 in The Witness Series
Promise Me Tomorrow- book 3 in The Witness Series
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#WOTR #Review – Love Emerged by Michelle Lynn @MichelleLynnbks @Writersonriver

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Synopsis:

 
Dylan
Bea Zanders’s interest penetrated me.
I tried to ignore her unwavering eyes and lasting touches.
But my willpower failed me.
Our one-night affair was mutual.
No expectations, no exchanging of phone numbers, nothing.
The next morning, she sauntered out of my life as fast as
she had entered it.
Bea
I claimed Dylan McCain as soon as I saw him.
His disheveled dark hair and tattooed arms screamed bad boy.
Finally, I won, and he claimed me in return.
But in the light of day, he changed.
His smile further dented those dreamy dimples.
His panicked green eyes held layers of kindness.
Making sure the rules were clear, I walked away, showing him
how little relationships meant to me.
Now, two months later, we come face-to-face again—as
coworkers.

 

angies review
I received this book from the author for an honest opinion.

*Dreamy Sigh* I just love me a nerd covered in Tats……Dylan always made me kinda give him an extra long stare when I was reading the other 2 books. The nerdy quiet McCain boy who had glasses and works on model cars made me wonder what he was “really like”. Well imagine my surprise to find out he is my future book boyfriend!!!!  Sorry I read this first so I have staked my claim!! *hand over Michelle’s mouth when she tells me to share him*Ladies I don’t share!!!

Dylan has had his heart stomped on.  It seems his ex didn’t appreciate the nice guy and romantic in him.  She wanted a guy to be unappreciative of all she had to offer…. SMH, Classic wanting to tame the bad boy….Doesn’t she know they are bad for a reason?? Oh well her loss!!   Well Dylan decided to NOT be the good boy but a jerk….WELLL If he can follow through with it anyway!!

Bea will not fall for love every again.  Anytime she believes in someone, they hurt her or stomp on her heart.  Nope love ‘em and leave ‘em is her style.  When she meets Dylan she is climbing him like a monkey to a tree.  Dylan was a bit freaked out with this but he was ok with it too…..what guy wouldn’t be???

The two start a friends with benefits relationship but have to keep it on the DL since they work together…oh yeah that was awkward as heck when your booty call is becoming your work mate and possible future boss!!

As Dylan tried to deny it, he is falling for Bea and her sass.  As much as Bea tried to push him away, she cannot be without Dylan.  When life gets in the way and Bea has to deal with her family and her past, Dylan is her rock.  Dylan’s good guy is winning her over one kiss at a time…..Sigh…….

I will say there were times when I was ready to throat punch Bea because WHY is she acting this way towards Dylan and his offers of love and hope.  *Sob* be ready for her story….as she slowly unfolds it you will understand and see why she is so slow to trust and put hope in anyone that could hurt her.

Melinda's Review

I received a copy of the book for an honest review.

I have been waiting for Bea and Dylan’s story since Love Rekindled. As much grief as Bea gave Brad and her spunk I knew this on would not disappoint and boy oh boy was I right. I loved Dylan’s caring side and Bea was spunky and sassy.

Dylan was getting over an ex that stated he was too much of a nice guy and she needed a bad boy. He was the nice guy on the inside but on his exterior said tattooed bad boy. Dylan was the brother of the Olympic Swimmer Tanner McCain.  Bea was the best friend of Tanner McCain’s girl Piper Ashby.  This put both of them at the wedding of Brad Ashby which gave Bea the perfect opportunity to get Dylan where she wanted him…her bed. All was good one night stand and walk away the next day until a few months later they were now co-workers.

Bea was all for having a good time no stirrings attached, relationships were not her thing. Bea didn’t have the best of times growing up she had mommy and daddy issues. Between seeing her dealing with her mom issues and dealing with the stuck up family of her father was heartbreaking. Bea learned to only rely on herself because everyone always let her down.

Watching these two fight their feeling s seeing Dylan deny that he wanted Bea and watching Bea push Dylan away any chance she could I wanted to shake both of them at times. They were like magnets that were pulled together and then spin around and repel. Loved that Dylan went back to his nice guy and was there when Bea needed him and it was great to see a little Alpha peek out at times when he was trying to protect Bea. Both their stories were sad but seeing what Bea went through and to come out standing strong on her own was amazing. Both Dylan and Bea had trust issues they had to overcome but seeing them work through things and watching Dylan be there for Bea through it all was great. I absolutely loved the epilogue but then again I am a sucker for a great epilogue.


 
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EXCERPT:

My coworkers’ hands slow down until the clapping eventually
dies.
“So, I’m excited to announce that Deacon Advertising has
landed a top-notch graduate of NYU. After a fighting war, we won out.”
I inch up on my tiptoes to see the mystery million-dollar
man, but to no avail. Big Vic from the mailroom is blocking any view I might have of the man standing next to Tim.
“Oh my dreams, he’s come to life,” Kevin says next to me.
I crane my neck desperate to catch a glimpse.
“He’s good-looking?” I whisper, still dodging my head in
each direction to catch a glimpse. I’ve never been patient when I’m the one in the dark.
“That’s an understatement. This man could not shower for a
week and have spinach stuck in each one of his teeth, and I’d still melt at the sight of those dimples.”
With the one word dimples, my stomach flips as I think about Dylan. He thought he was skating the issue the next morning when he said he had to go. Asking me to climb down the trellis
of his parents’ house was new for me, but I understood. If my mom had been on the other side of the bedroom door, I’d have pushed him out the window. At least he met me down the street and drove me back to the bar to retrieve my car. He was sweet and kind to think my feelings would be hurt once I realized I was a booty call. Hell, he was my booty call.
“Deaconators, please put those hands together and welcome
Dylan McCain.” 
“Even the name.” Kevin shakes his head, probably already naming their kids.
“What?” I screech.
A few heads turn toward me.
I inch back to Kevin’s side, taking refuge in a friend. “It
can’t be.”
Then, as if I asked for it, he switches spots with Tim, and
he’s standing there with those mouth-watering dimples on high alert. Through a liver of space between Big Vic from the mailroom and Ben from design, he’s clearly visible. And I can’t take my eyes off him.
A high-end tailored suit contours his broad shoulders, buttoned down past his taut waist. No tie but a nice, crisp gray shirt lies
under his jacket with the top button undone. His hair is freshly cut, and the small waves are now gelled into a style that doesn’t suit him as well as the messy morning look.
As if he can spot me in the crowd of one hundred, our eyes
catch, and my throat dries. For the first time in my life, I’m speechless. My body warms, and I don’t know if it’s because of the intimate things I shared with him that night or the fact that, besides Piper, he’s the first one in so long who seems to care for me.
“Hello, Deaconators.” He laughs. “Surely, we can find a
better name than that, Tim.” He clasps Tim on the shoulder and winks.
The room uproars into laughter, and I can’t stop the smile
sneaking across my lips.
“I’m happy to be here. I’m originally from the Detroit area.
I grew up forty minutes outside of the city. I did my internship at AdSec in New York, but I wanted to come back home to my roots. So, here I am.”
He does a bow just like Tim, and I know he’s already mimicking his new boss. Dylan has a dry sense of humor, much like my own. He
adds on a little wave of his hand in front of him, and suddenly, I wish we were back in the eighteen hundreds, and he was asking for my hand at a dance.
No, you don’t. Stop that line of thinking, I scold myself.
The room claps again, and Dylan stands there, absorbing the
attention. He’s the glory boy, huh?
“You okay?” Kevin asks as everyone funnels out of the room.
“Yes, why?” I toss my own coffee in the trash can in the
corner, not needing anything to further warm my veins.
“You look a little flushed, that’s all.” He laughs and
brushes by Big Vic to make his exit. “See you at lunch,” he singsongs, leaving me behind. Thinking twice, he turns, his feet continuing to move with the line of traffic. He raises his cup in the air. “Thanks for the coffee, Bea Zanders. Tomorrow’s on me.”
He smiles, and I glance over to Dylan. He’s shaking hands
with a line of women currently attempting to dig up his credentials. Married, engaged, or single?
Those green hues sparkle to me like emeralds in a jewelry
store, and I hold his gaze. I’m surprised he doesn’t seem as shocked as I am, but instead more curious. Then, a slow smirk crosses his lips, and he turns to the woman touching his bicep. He shakes her hand, and before the next desperate woman can slide into her spot, he breaks free. Zigzagging between the throng of
people, he lightly acknowledges the pats on his back, congratulations, and good-to-meet-you’s, but his eyes are focused solely on mine.
My body buzzes with alarm, feasting on his eyes bearing
happiness. Once he finally breaks free, his fingers slide down my arm, capturing my hand, and he veers us away from the stampede.


 

 
 
 

SYNOPSIS:


The equations are simple.


Piper Ashby + Brad Ashby = Twin Siblings 
Brad Ashby + Tanner McCain = Best Friends 
Piper Ashby + Tanner McCain = Off limits 


Tanner and I abided by the rules. We stayed on our designated sides of the relationship circle. 


Ignoring swarming butterflies. 
Brushing off skipped heartbeats. 
Settling on lingering stares. 


Here’s the secret … a hand extended over that invisible line once, exponentially changing the equation. I was convinced we could make our relationship work until Tanner broke the trust he embedded in me from the age of seven. 


One deceit of mega proportions and the relationship we built for that short month vanished. I swore never to speak to him again and it’s worked. Until now—two years later, when my brother’s wedding places me face-to-face with the best man—Tanner McCain. 


Leaving one equation to be solved. Can love surface twice?


Love Surfaced
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Taylor Delaney is the love of my life. 
She’s also the one I’ve hurt the most. 
Two years ago, I made a disastrous mistake. 
One I’m not sure I can make amends from. 
But I have to try, because I’m nothing without her. 


Brad Ashby’s here, in my hometown, asking for a second chance. 
All those unresolved feelings for him have resurfaced. 
Not that they ever went away. 
I know I should run him out of the town, but I can’t. 
He needs to know that I wasn’t the only one who was deceived. 


Even if we gave our relationship another try, how can we rebuild what’s been destroyed? If we weren’t strong enough then, what makes us strong enough now? 


This is a standalone novel involving two characters from Michelle Lynn’s Love Surfaced novel.

Love Rekindled (Book 2)

 


 
 
 
 
 
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USA Today Bestselling author, Michelle Lynn moved
around the Midwest most of her life, transferring from school to school before settling down in the outskirts of Chicago ten years ago, where she now resides with her husband and two kids.  She
developed a love of reading at a young age, which helped lay the foundation for her passion to write.   With the encouragement of her family, she finally sat down and wrote one of the many
stories that have been floating around in her head. When she isn’t reading or writing, she can be found playing with her kids, talking to her mom on the phone, or hanging out with her family and friends.  But after chasing around twin preschoolers all day, she always cherishes her relaxation time after putting the kids to
bed.
 
 
 
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#spotlight = Parisian Nights by Louise Bay

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Blurb:

The moment I laid eyes on the new photographer at work, I had his number. Cocky, arrogant and super wealthy—women were eating out of his hand as soon as his tight ass crossed the threshold of our office.

When we were forced to go to Paris together for an assignment, I wasn’t interested in his seductive smile, his sexy accent or his dirty laugh. I wasn’t falling for his charms.

Until I did.

Until Paris.

Until he was kissing me and I was wondering how it happened. Until he was dragging his lips across my skin and I was hoping for more. Paris does funny things to a girl and he might have gotten me naked.

But Paris couldn’t last forever.

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About the Author:

USA Today bestselling author, Louise Bay writes sexy, contemporary romance novels – the kind she likes to read. Her books include the novels Faithful and Hopeful and the novella series’ The Empire State Series, What the Lightning Sees and Calling Me. The novels and together the series are stand-alone although there are some overlapping characters.

Ruined by romantic mini-series of the eighties, Louise loves all things romantic. There’s not enough of it in real life so she disappears into the fictional worlds in books and films.

Louise loves the rain, the West Wing, London, days when she doesn’t have to wear make-up, being on her own, being with friends, elephants and champagne.

She loves to hear from readers so get in touch!

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#Review – ExRated by Stevie J Cole

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Release Day: May 2, 2016

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Blurb:

Tyler Westbrook, better known as Johnny Depth, is taking the adult film industry by storm. With his playboy looks, it’s no surprise a few coworkers have attempted to take things off set and into the bedroom, but Tyler refuses to blur the lines between work and play…until the new assistant to the director walks in.

Jemma Morgan was recently fired from a lead role on a kid’s TV show that was supposed to be her big break. Unable to get another acting gig, she’s accepted a job in an industry she never expected to be a part of. Although she anticipates being shocked her first few days on set, nothing could prepare her for the moment she’s asked to hold the reflector as her ex-boyfriend plows through a woman like a Kansas cornfield.

In a world of butt-plugs, lube, and fake moans, is there a place for a second chance? Exes and some serious ohs…the term ex-rated just took on a whole new meaning.

angies review

I received this book for an honest review.
LOL LOL LOL Seriously Stevie writes totally hilarious and wrong or super dark and wrong. Either way I will be laughing because she is insane…like legit insane I think……
SO this book I had to get my clammy hands on because seriously a porn star who is your ex and you are the new set fluffer? Ok, my bad Personal Assistant to the director…..glorified fluffer people!!
Jemma and Tyler were best friends who turned to love in high school. Tyler crushed Jemma when he left to go to law school and Jemma never really got over that hurt.
5 years later Jemma in an internet success when the video of her and her ex-boyfriend, rock star god Stone from Pandemic Sorrow is seen all over the world. She loses her job as the Disney Elsa and is forced to work for a porn studio. The day before her first day at work, she goes out to celebrate her new job when she finds him…TYLER and falls back in to his bed before running away the next day.
When she is at work and sees him strolling in, they both freak. Tyler has to “work” while Jemma holds the lighting…AKWARD and soooo damn funny!! I mean when he has “anxiety” to perform his duties and she hands him a little blue pill….serious I spit my soda all over my kindle!!! AGAIN AKWARD!!!
This book is Tyler making sure that Jemma doesn’t forget who they are and how they belong together. She is dealing with him and his “career” choice while he is trying to prove to her that she is THE ONE STILL after all these years and alllllllll these ladies!! But no dudes…..no dudes ever……LOL
Yes Tyler AKA Johhny Depth is a porn star but dang it did he make me swoon at times…..The two have this love to hate you vibe but Tyler will not give up on his girl. He does so much that made my little black heart unthaw just a little because I really wanted to see the ex-Disney Princess fall head over heels for the Porn star sensation!!

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About the Author:

Stevie J. Cole is a secret rock star. Sex, drugs and, oh wait, no, just sex. She’s a whore for a British accent and has an unhealthy obsession with Russell Brand. She and LP Lovell plan to elope in Vegas and breed the world’s most epic child.

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#Review- Sweet Agony, Ex Ops Book #3 & Sweet Book #1 by Jessie Lane @JessieLaneBooks

Sweet Agony (Ex Ops #3, Sweet #1)

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Beware of falling in love with the boy across the street.

Disappearing from their dangerous life in Chicago, Ginny and her mother went from riches to rags by way of a new life in the sleepy, rural suburbs of New York. Under the illusion of safety, Ginny blossomed into a beautiful young woman with hopes and dreams for a future her mother was determined she would have.

Lucas Young, her best friend’s oldest brother, was the dashing hero in all of her dreams. The man she fantasized about sweeping her off her feet and giving her the happily ever after she had only heard about in her mother’s fairytales.

Sometimes, reality wasn’t what we wanted it to be, though.

What would happen when Ginny found out Lucas wasn’t her Prince Charming after all? Instead, he was a rough and tumble soldier in extremely tarnished armor who had a propensity to break her heart.

Maybe happily ever after wasn’t meant for everyone.

Warning: This is the first book in a three-part serial spin-off from the Ex Ops Series. Each of the three books will feature a piece of Lucas & Ginny’s story and leads directly into the next installment. IN OTHER WORDS, THIS STORY ENDS ON A CLIFFHANGER. Also, be forewarned this story will make you laugh, cry, and possibly throw your e-reader at the wall. 😉

Ex Ops Series:
Secret Maneuvers #1 – Available Now
Stripping Her Defenses #2 – Available Now
Mission Delivery #2.5 – Available Now
Sweet Series (Lucas Young):
Sweet Agony #1 – Releases March 30, 2016!
Sweet Recovery #2 – COMING SOON (May 2016)!
Sweet Eternity #3 – COMING SOON (July 2016)!

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angies review

 

I received this book for an honest review.

So I am going to start this by saying when Jessie told me she was writing Lucas and Ginny’s story I wanted to throat punch her BECAUSE my baby daddy Dec needs to tell his story.   So as Jessie was writing I was consoling Dec that he will get his story told soon.  Then Jessie says it three books….well there wasn’t enough alcohol in the world for that stunner.  So me and my future baby daddy drank our tears away……..So when I opened Lucas and Ginny’s book I was ready to kick butt and take names for these two to get their crap together…then Jessie shocked the heck outta me by writing a SWEET LOVE STORY!!  WHAT!!  Who is this woman and what happened to my blow torch torturing woman?  When did she get a soft side?  Did someone change her medication??

Ok Lucas is Mr. Brooding.  He has his heart locked up tight and only one woman will be able to control it.  He has kept his sweet Ginny at triple arms length away for as long as he can remember.  First it was gross this little girl liked him THAT way and then it was because he LIKED her that way and she was jail bait.

Ginny looked to Lucas as her knight in shining armor.  He protected her and cared for her which confused the heck out of her.  He was so back and forth about his emotions that Ginny often thought she made up the soft side of Mr. Young when in fact she hadn’t.

Book one of this story is super SWEET and angsty.  We are reading how the puppy love turned real life love for Lucas and Ginny.  We find out what happened to make them fall apart and her build giant castle sized walls so that NO Knight can climb them and bring her hurt like Lucas did.

We find out why Ginny and her mom were hiding and the monster that finds them……and after looking for lost people for 16 years…….lets just say Daddy isn’t happy at all!!

Book 2 is going to be awesome just by the way book 2 ended…….

about the author

Jessie Lane is a best-selling author of Paranormal and Contemporary Romance, as well as, Upper YA Paranormal Romance/Fantasy.

She lives in Kentucky with her two little Rock Chicks in-the-making and her over protective alpha husband that she’s pretty sure is a latent grizzly bear shifter. She has a passionate love for reading and writing naughty romance, cliff hanging suspense, and out-of-this-world characters that demand your attention, or threaten to slap you around until you do pay attention to them.

 

#WOTR #NewRelease #Review – Love Emerged by Michelle Lynn @michellelynnbks @writersonriver

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Synopsis:

 
Dylan
Bea Zanders’s interest penetrated me.
I tried to ignore her unwavering eyes and lasting touches.
But my willpower failed me.
Our one-night affair was mutual.
No expectations, no exchanging of phone numbers, nothing.
The next morning, she sauntered out of my life as fast as
she had entered it.
Bea
I claimed Dylan McCain as soon as I saw him.
His disheveled dark hair and tattooed arms screamed bad boy.
Finally, I won, and he claimed me in return.
But in the light of day, he changed.
His smile further dented those dreamy dimples.
His panicked green eyes held layers of kindness.
Making sure the rules were clear, I walked away, showing him
how little relationships meant to me.
Now, two months later, we come face-to-face again—as
coworkers.

 

angies review
I received this book from the author for an honest opinion.

*Dreamy Sigh* I just love me a nerd covered in Tats……Dylan always made me kinda give him an extra long stare when I was reading the other 2 books. The nerdy quiet McCain boy who had glasses and works on model cars made me wonder what he was “really like”. Well imagine my surprise to find out he is my future book boyfriend!!!!  Sorry I read this first so I have staked my claim!! *hand over Michelle’s mouth when she tells me to share him*Ladies I don’t share!!!

Dylan has had his heart stomped on.  It seems his ex didn’t appreciate the nice guy and romantic in him.  She wanted a guy to be unappreciative of all she had to offer…. SMH, Classic wanting to tame the bad boy….Doesn’t she know they are bad for a reason?? Oh well her loss!!   Well Dylan decided to NOT be the good boy but a jerk….WELLL If he can follow through with it anyway!!

Bea will not fall for love every again.  Anytime she believes in someone, they hurt her or stomp on her heart.  Nope love ‘em and leave ‘em is her style.  When she meets Dylan she is climbing him like a monkey to a tree.  Dylan was a bit freaked out with this but he was ok with it too…..what guy wouldn’t be???

The two start a friends with benefits relationship but have to keep it on the DL since they work together…oh yeah that was awkward as heck when your booty call is becoming your work mate and possible future boss!!

As Dylan tried to deny it, he is falling for Bea and her sass.  As much as Bea tried to push him away, she cannot be without Dylan.  When life gets in the way and Bea has to deal with her family and her past, Dylan is her rock.  Dylan’s good guy is winning her over one kiss at a time…..Sigh…….

I will say there were times when I was ready to throat punch Bea because WHY is she acting this way towards Dylan and his offers of love and hope.  *Sob* be ready for her story….as she slowly unfolds it you will understand and see why she is so slow to trust and put hope in anyone that could hurt her.


 
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EXCERPT:

My coworkers’ hands slow down until the clapping eventually
dies.
“So, I’m excited to announce that Deacon Advertising has
landed a top-notch graduate of NYU. After a fighting war, we won out.”
I inch up on my tiptoes to see the mystery million-dollar
man, but to no avail. Big Vic from the mailroom is blocking any view I might have of the man standing next to Tim.
“Oh my dreams, he’s come to life,” Kevin says next to me.
I crane my neck desperate to catch a glimpse.
“He’s good-looking?” I whisper, still dodging my head in
each direction to catch a glimpse. I’ve never been patient when I’m the one in the dark.
“That’s an understatement. This man could not shower for a
week and have spinach stuck in each one of his teeth, and I’d still melt at the sight of those dimples.”
With the one word dimples, my stomach flips as I think about Dylan. He thought he was skating the issue the next morning when he said he had to go. Asking me to climb down the trellis
of his parents’ house was new for me, but I understood. If my mom had been on the other side of the bedroom door, I’d have pushed him out the window. At least he met me down the street and drove me back to the bar to retrieve my car. He was sweet and kind to think my feelings would be hurt once I realized I was a booty call. Hell, he was my booty call.
“Deaconators, please put those hands together and welcome
Dylan McCain.” 
“Even the name.” Kevin shakes his head, probably already naming their kids.
“What?” I screech.
A few heads turn toward me.
I inch back to Kevin’s side, taking refuge in a friend. “It
can’t be.”
Then, as if I asked for it, he switches spots with Tim, and
he’s standing there with those mouth-watering dimples on high alert. Through a liver of space between Big Vic from the mailroom and Ben from design, he’s clearly visible. And I can’t take my eyes off him.
A high-end tailored suit contours his broad shoulders, buttoned down past his taut waist. No tie but a nice, crisp gray shirt lies
under his jacket with the top button undone. His hair is freshly cut, and the small waves are now gelled into a style that doesn’t suit him as well as the messy morning look.
As if he can spot me in the crowd of one hundred, our eyes
catch, and my throat dries. For the first time in my life, I’m speechless. My body warms, and I don’t know if it’s because of the intimate things I shared with him that night or the fact that, besides Piper, he’s the first one in so long who seems to care for me.
“Hello, Deaconators.” He laughs. “Surely, we can find a
better name than that, Tim.” He clasps Tim on the shoulder and winks.
The room uproars into laughter, and I can’t stop the smile
sneaking across my lips.
“I’m happy to be here. I’m originally from the Detroit area.
I grew up forty minutes outside of the city. I did my internship at AdSec in New York, but I wanted to come back home to my roots. So, here I am.”
He does a bow just like Tim, and I know he’s already mimicking his new boss. Dylan has a dry sense of humor, much like my own. He
adds on a little wave of his hand in front of him, and suddenly, I wish we were back in the eighteen hundreds, and he was asking for my hand at a dance.
No, you don’t. Stop that line of thinking, I scold myself.
The room claps again, and Dylan stands there, absorbing the
attention. He’s the glory boy, huh?
“You okay?” Kevin asks as everyone funnels out of the room.
“Yes, why?” I toss my own coffee in the trash can in the
corner, not needing anything to further warm my veins.
“You look a little flushed, that’s all.” He laughs and
brushes by Big Vic to make his exit. “See you at lunch,” he singsongs, leaving me behind. Thinking twice, he turns, his feet continuing to move with the line of traffic. He raises his cup in the air. “Thanks for the coffee, Bea Zanders. Tomorrow’s on me.”
He smiles, and I glance over to Dylan. He’s shaking hands
with a line of women currently attempting to dig up his credentials. Married, engaged, or single?
Those green hues sparkle to me like emeralds in a jewelry
store, and I hold his gaze. I’m surprised he doesn’t seem as shocked as I am, but instead more curious. Then, a slow smirk crosses his lips, and he turns to the woman touching his bicep. He shakes her hand, and before the next desperate woman can slide into her spot, he breaks free. Zigzagging between the throng of
people, he lightly acknowledges the pats on his back, congratulations, and good-to-meet-you’s, but his eyes are focused solely on mine.
My body buzzes with alarm, feasting on his eyes bearing
happiness. Once he finally breaks free, his fingers slide down my arm, capturing my hand, and he veers us away from the stampede.


 

 
 
 

SYNOPSIS:


The equations are simple.


Piper Ashby + Brad Ashby = Twin Siblings 
Brad Ashby + Tanner McCain = Best Friends 
Piper Ashby + Tanner McCain = Off limits 


Tanner and I abided by the rules. We stayed on our designated sides of the relationship circle. 


Ignoring swarming butterflies. 
Brushing off skipped heartbeats. 
Settling on lingering stares. 


Here’s the secret … a hand extended over that invisible line once, exponentially changing the equation. I was convinced we could make our relationship work until Tanner broke the trust he embedded in me from the age of seven. 


One deceit of mega proportions and the relationship we built for that short month vanished. I swore never to speak to him again and it’s worked. Until now—two years later, when my brother’s wedding places me face-to-face with the best man—Tanner McCain. 


Leaving one equation to be solved. Can love surface twice?


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Taylor Delaney is the love of my life. 
She’s also the one I’ve hurt the most. 
Two years ago, I made a disastrous mistake. 
One I’m not sure I can make amends from. 
But I have to try, because I’m nothing without her. 


Brad Ashby’s here, in my hometown, asking for a second chance. 
All those unresolved feelings for him have resurfaced. 
Not that they ever went away. 
I know I should run him out of the town, but I can’t. 
He needs to know that I wasn’t the only one who was deceived. 


Even if we gave our relationship another try, how can we rebuild what’s been destroyed? If we weren’t strong enough then, what makes us strong enough now? 


This is a standalone novel involving two characters from Michelle Lynn’s Love Surfaced novel.

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USA Today Bestselling author, Michelle Lynn moved
around the Midwest most of her life, transferring from school to school before settling down in the outskirts of Chicago ten years ago, where she now resides with her husband and two kids.  She
developed a love of reading at a young age, which helped lay the foundation for her passion to write.   With the encouragement of her family, she finally sat down and wrote one of the many
stories that have been floating around in her head. When she isn’t reading or writing, she can be found playing with her kids, talking to her mom on the phone, or hanging out with her family and friends.  But after chasing around twin preschoolers all day, she always cherishes her relaxation time after putting the kids to
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#WOTR #Review – Incompatibly Yours: A Fertility Research Charity Anthology @TGabelman @WritersonRiver

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Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date:  April 23rd
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Hot Tree Publishing has teamed up with four amazing New York Times, USA Today & Amazon best-selling authors to bring to you four incredible romance stories.
 
The talented authors have produced new stories especially for our fertility research charity anthology, Incompatibly Yours.
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SUMMER’S BAY by A.C. BEXTOR 
For years, Ryleigh has ignored her heart’s desire and its ache for the man she’s always wanted. Since coming home after years of being away, she discovers her love for him hasn’t changed. The only problem is she’s no longer the girl she once was.
BLIND FAITH by TERESA GABELMAN 
Committing her life to teaching the blind, Julie Daniels doesn’t expect cowboy Clay Marshall to turn to her for help. As their worlds collide, Clay and Julie discover they have to rely on blind faith to find their own slice of happiness.

KISS, INTERRUPTED by S.R. GREY

Shy girl Brooks Happ wants nothing more than for her first kiss to come from someone who’s her complete opposite, Confident Sebastian Kain fits the bill. Problem is, the world won’t cooperate. Time and time again, Brooks’s first kiss is interrupted. A cute, funny romantic comedy sure to make you laugh.

HER KIND OF CRAZY by NINA LEVINE 

Juliette Taylor never saw Tanner Brady coming and as much as she swears he’s all kinds of wrong for her and that she wants nothing to do with him, he’s out to show her otherwise. Never in a million years did she think a laid-back tattoo artist could be the man for her, but he’s determined to show her that she’s his kind of crazy.
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I took this book because I love Teresa Gabelman and all of her stories. So of course it was a no brainer for me to read this novella. Then when I looked at the other stories I noticed an author that is attending a signing I am going to would be there as well…double score
Each of these stories are a fun look at the authors and their writing style. I loved Teresa’s story about the Blind Man whose older brother hooks him up with a teacher. It was super funny which is you know her stuff you know writes humor so very well. The teacher and old brother have an instant chemistry and the couple are trying to figure out what the heck is happening between them.
AC Bextor’s story was really angsty so I couldn’t put it down!! The girl who loves the bad boy but agrees to marry the “good boy” brother….oh man, did I wanna throat punch her liker her best friend, Kate and even mom wanted to do to her!! LOL
SR Grey’s book was kinda funny. The girl and her camp roommate’s brother are attracted to each other. They have many “close calls” that stop them from kissing. I laughed at the time the boy dropped acorns on their heads from a tree….LOL I mean it was super funny and I enjoyed reading this story as well. I liked the YA vibe of the book.
Nina Levine’s book has my tattooed hottie heart a pumping. When the girl is attracted to a man whom she assumes is her bosses boyfriend. She is flipping out but when she finds out its her brother…oy vey!!! I laughed at her lack of ability to rock her hot heels as did he. The banter and chemistry of the two were a good giggle to keep me reading for sure!!
 
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#NewRelease #review – Match This! by MJ Fields

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Title: Match This! (The UnSocial Dater)

Author: M.J. Fields

Release Date: May 8, 2016

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Blurb

Kat’s a take no sh*t kind of girl, but when her mother forces her to start online dating with her, she’s taken off guard. The tables turn and now Kat has the opportunity to dish out unsolicited advice of her own. The ever-unsociable Kat, puts herself out there knowing no man in their right mind will ask her out.

Little does she know the world has changed. The constant connection has caused a disconnect, and while hiding behind a screen most men hold nothing back.

Will Kat be able to get her mother to stop being a behind the scenes text whore, or will she get dragged into the craze that is sweeping the nation?

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I received this book for an honest review.

This story is told in 2 parts. The first novella of the book I really liked. We see out bada$$ Kat falling in love with a guy. I, like her, really loved Owen and thought that entire book was going to be about them. When the novella ends we can finally see the real Owen and her relationship plus what it does to our Kitty Kat for the rest of the book. Kat’s walls are up in super high and will not be broken for anyone. I have to admit I gave that a 4.5 rating. I loved the storyline.

The main story begins and Kat is now 4 years after her and Owen’s relationship. Kat is cold and hardcore to people she doesn’t know or trust. She is uber loyal to the few people she lets in. Kat is one hardcore chick who doesn’t put up with anyone’s crap. PERIOD. Kat does and says what she wants when she wants and how she wants. If you don’t like it, she has a special finger to show you.
The only person who can get under Kat’s skin in her mom, Carrie. When Carrie shows up and is going to stay with Kat a few weeks we see her world start to go crazy. She discovers her mom is online dating so Kat agrees to help her mom navigate this world by joining as a joke.

We see her stumbling through being NICE to guys on dates and being KAT to the guys who talk to her online…until @Rider1 start to talk to her and even challenge Kat. I THINK I have a feeling about @Rider1 but I will keep my opinion to myself about him. We also see Kat’s friend Ricco challenging Kat about her life and her decisions. Her mom and friends are trying hard to find her someone to make her happy because they feel Kat is missing love in her life.

I liked the story but felt it was a slow read. I think the final 13-15% of the book had me really flying because I wanted to know about @Rider1 and also about the man who was challenging Kat at the end. He was making her think about things and wonder if maybe she is more open to a relationship then she previously thought and maybe he might be the guy for her….???? The end had me cracking up and I am defo going to “tune in” in June for the next installment because I need to know how what the heck happens.

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MJ Fields is the USA Today bestselling author of the Love series, the Wrapped series, the Burning Souls series, the Men of Steel series, the Norfolk series and The Rockers of Steel series. A former small-business owner who recently became a full-time writer, Fields lives in central New York, surrounded by family and friends. Her house is full of pets, friends, and noise ninety percent of the time, and she wouldn’t have it any other way.

 

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