She enters the tattoo shop with an envelope full of memories and a heart filled with longing. What she leaves with is more than she dreamed of, and it just might be the first step to healing the wounds of the past.
When Kelsey walks in to get her first tattoo she finds out the artist is a guy from her past that made her high school life hell when they are force to listen to each other they both have an open mind and a changed hearts.
Review by Twinsie Dee
Jane Charles has lived in the Midwest her entire life. In fact, she lived in the same house until the day she married. As a child she would more likely be found outside with a baseball than a book in her hand. In fact, Jane hated reading until she was sixteen. Out of boredom on a long road trip she borrowed her older sister’s historical romance and fell in love with reading. She long ago lost count of how many fiction novels she has read over the years but her love for them never died. Along with romance she has a passion for history and the two soon combined when she penned her first historical romance. What turned into a hobby became a passion, which has been fully supported by her husband, three children and three cats.
“Tonight my little redheaded sl*t will earn her spanking.”
Aaron is as cool as they come but when he meets a fiery redhead, she gives him a run for his money.
Scarlett doesn’t care how rich this cocky billionaire is because she’s used to men like him; they’re a dime a dozen in the city that never sleeps.
But the more he taunts her with each passing night that he’s on vacation, her curiosity begins to get the best of her when he challenges her to a night alone in his hotel room.
What could one night hurt?
Little does she know, this man is about to put her over his knee and show her who’s in charge.
And there’s one more thing this cocktail waitress doesn’t realize: she’s about to become his redheaded sl*t.
*The Cocktail Girls is a shared world between 14 of your favorite romance authors! Each novella is a stand-alone story set in the city of sin. Grab your kindle, a cocktail, and get ready to meet our new swoon-worthy alphas!
I received this book from the author for an honest review.
OMG this was my first book by Vivian but I gotta tell ya, I wanna read more!! This was just the perfect novella for me to get an idea of her writing style, which I will say is hawt and hilarious!!
The story was about uber alpha Aaron who met a hottie waitress a few months ago and he needed to go back and claim her as his own.
Scarlett is accustomed to men coming on strong, given that she is a waitress at a casino bar in Vegas. Seems all the drunk men feel they are allowed to touch so when Aaron strolls back in, she is eye rolling him as just another handsy guy.
The story is sweet and hawt with a dash of humor throw in. I enjoyed seeing Aaron jumping to try and impress Scarlett into going on a date with him. I also loved Scarlett’s friends seeing Aaron as a guy worth trusting and getting her to finally agree to a date which changes the dynamic of their relationship.
This was an erotic novella and a great glimpse into Vivian’s crazy book worlds for anyone looking to try something new and naughty!!!
Vivian Ward is a romance author from St. Louis, Missouri. She pens dark and dirty stories about alpha heroes and strong heroines with emotional HEAs. Vivian is happily married to her real-life Prince Charming who is also her best friend. One of her guilty pleasures is reading and writing smut while indulging in chocolate caramel candies.
At twenty-three, Shep is a single, self-proclaimed playboy. Yet from the first moment he saw Honey, he knew he would do whatever it took to have her. And Shep never loses when he sets out to win.
Honey was eighteen and happy with her simple life. She never thought she wanted anything more than that. Until she met Shep, the fast-talking, card-dealing city boy who invades her small town for the summer.
Young love is tricky. No matter how hard and fast you fall, sometimes that’s just not enough. The end of summer comes all too fast, Honey and Shep soon learn that maybe the heat they felt was just the summer sun.
At fifty-three, Shep’s widowed and has two kids now. He’s never loved again like he did that summer. Then, a familiar smile on a website leaves Shep wondering: how many chances do you get at true love?
Wowzers!! This book is something different to read. The story is told in a flashback style of past events while the main character is retelling parts in the present.
Shep and Honey…Hot Mess Express!! These two combust into a passionate love affair and when things were good…..things were good…but when the shoe dropped, then things were soooo bad. These two met when they were both relatively young. Shep had just left the army and this love was his first real relationship. Honey was a young girl of 18 and Shep overwhelmed her in the best and worst of ways.
These two needed some serious Dr. Phil time. Communication is a huge issue causing so many fights and problem. When Honey calls it off, it sets off a new path for both who long for the other but are happy with where they are and what they have accomplished.
When fate brings them together some years later in life, they both embrace the chance to be together while forgiving the sins of the past. I enjoyed the fact Shep owned up to his actions and reactions, but that Honey also accepts responsibility in the complete melt down of the relationship. Seems with age these two just might be getting it right the 2nd time around.
Kyleigh Castronaro is a Canadian who grew up dreaming about vampires, witches and faeries. She has always sought and cultivated the magic inside of her, using her words to bring magic to the pages for her readers. Happily married to the love of her life, she believes in happily ever afters and hopes to convince readers of them too.
When Samantha’s sister goes missing, all signs point to supernatural foul play. Her fellow Air witches won’t help, leaving her with one miserable choice—to beg for assistance from Dion Hebert, the odious weretiger Alpha she shot down months ago. In front of his pack. What’s a witch to do?
Dion can’t believe Samantha has the nerve to come begging after she humiliated him in front of half the supernatural Underground. He agrees to help in exchange for the one thing he’s always wanted—Samantha Avira. Naked. Wrapped around him in every delectable position he can imagine. But since the witch humiliated him publically, Dion wants the sex to be public too.
The thought of getting naked with Dion turns Samantha on, as much as she tries to deny it. The thought of getting naked with him in front of everyone leaves her part aroused and part horrified. When Dion makes good on his end of the bargain, Samantha’s deepest, darkest desires are unleashed. And the result is pure, sexy magic that can’t be tamed.
Sam is half air witch and when she comes home to find her house destroyed and her sister missing, she goes to the one person she humiliated in front of a crowd of people and has to ask him for help. Will he find her sister will their feelings get in the way, or will sexy be the only thing that gets in the middle of them.
Review by Twinsie Dee
Anya writes stories with romantic slants. Sometimes they’re extra naughty and sometimes they’re sickeningly sweet.
Lies, a fast paced and sexy standalone filled with the perfect blend of heat and humor from New York Times bestselling author Kylie Scott, is coming July 21st and we have the sexy cover!
Betty Dawsey knows that breaking things off with Thom Lange is for the best. He’s nice, but boring, and their relationship has lost its spark. But steady and predictable Thom, suddenly doesn’t seem so steady and predictable when their condo explodes and she’s kidnapped by a couple of crazies claiming that Thom isn’t who he says he is.
Thom is having a hellish week. Not only is he hunting a double agent, but his fiancé dumped him, and thanks to his undercover life, she’s been kidnapped.
Turns out Thom is Operative Thom and he’s got more than a few secrets to share with Betty if he’s going to keep her alive. With both their lives on the line, their lackluster connection is suddenly replaced by an intense one. But in his line of work, feelings aren’t wanted or desired. Because feelings can be a lethal distraction.
Kylie is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year, 2013, 2014 & 2018, by the Australian Romance Writer’s Association and her books have been translated into eleven different languages. She is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet.
Another Kearney brother has arrived from Ireland to concur your heart!
In Texas, two things are gospel – football and rodeos. Growing up as the daughter of a football legend made me practically royalty, but it’s not a crown I’m interested in. Football life isn’t for me, no matter how hard my family pressures me with their motto of “If you can’t be them, marry them.” Living in the shadow of my football star brothers was exhausting and I eventually became invisible all together. I bide my time working at my family’s car dealership until I gather up the nerve to tell them that I’m living life on my own terms. I have my own dreams and they don’t include marrying a football player or a cowboy.
My resolve was strong, until a cocky Celtic cowboy sauntered into my life. Ryan Kearney might not wear a football jersey, but wearing a cowboy hat and chaps was just as lethal. Devilish good looks with a mouth that could even charm the panties off a nun, I knew I was in trouble when he set his sights on me.
A roll in the hay with a playboy cowboy is the last thing I need… especially when I’m already falling for him.
As an up and coming bull rider, I’ve learned that rodeo life is grueling, but it’s the life I’ve chosen. The pounding of your heart and the thunder of applause that rings in your ears when that buzzer calls out the end of the eight seconds is a sound like no other. My dream to be a professional bull rider in the American Pro Rodeo Circuit is finally becoming a reality when my brother and I leave Ireland to compete for our shot at Nationals in Las Vegas. If I want the title of the best bull rider in the world, being mediocre isn’t enough. To be the best, you have to beat the best, which requires me living, breathing and sleeping rodeos. Being in a committed relationship isn’t even on my radar. So I do casual relationships and it seems my notoriety as the Playboy Cowboy preceded me to America. What can I say? The ladies love cowboys and I love the ladies.
Charming them into bed is my second favorite pastime, so when the warm brown eyes of Adeline Murphy lock on mine and burn with yearning, I know I have her right where I want her. Except I don’t. The sexy spitfire seems immune to my charm and makes me work hard for her attention.
The chase has become a game – one that I’m determined to win and to make her mine. I wasn’t looking for forever, but I can’t imagine my life without her.
Bear Creek Rodeo is a series of contemporary western insta-love novellas written by bestselling authors Jennifer D. Bokal, Amy L. Gale, Sara Jolene, Jessica Marin and Kirsten Osbourne.
Jessica Marin began her love affair with books at a young age from the encouragement of her
Grandma Shirley. She has always dreamed of being an author and finally made her dreams of
writing happily ever after stories a reality. She currently resides in Tennessee with her husband,
children and fur babies. When she’s not hanging out with her family, she loves watching a good
movie, going dancing with the ladies, sniffing essential oils and daydreaming of warm beaches,
Rags to riches, this is one passion fueled ride … are you ready?
Raised the son of a Hellion, born with the blood of a villain, I wear my patch with pride—earned never given.
Frank “Tank” Oleander gave me his name, his club, and his respect. I earned my cut, my place, and even this ride as a bastard child.
I am Kenneth “Red” Oleander.
I find comfort in chasing skirts, raising hell, and the open road.
I was born to the struggle. Life is my hustle.
I am Kylee May Grayson.
I know hard knocks, trouble, and defeat.
Fate lands him in her world, she’s got one choice—keep fighting or learn to enjoy the ride.
This is a motorcycle club romance. This book contains strong language, strong sexual situations, violence, and is not suitable for readers under the age of eighteen. This is a work of fiction and is not meant to be a true or exact depiction of a motorcycle club but rather a book meant to entertain. ***
Each book in the Hellions Ride On Series is a complete stand-alone story featuring a new couple.
What an emotional ride we take with Red and Kylee.
As a fan of the original series, I knew Tank had taken Red in as his own son after everything Nick did to Sass. So the opening chapter of the book had me going “OH NO!!” I was so sad to see the way Red finds out about his biological beginnings. Any child finding out about this news is shocking but then the fact Red shut down and didn’t ask his family made my heart hurt for him.
Kylee has been through so much in her life. The more information she shares with us about her family and her “before” was heartbreaking. She has been on the run from people for most of her life. She is running from someone who wants to destroy her and then she is running from Red and the Hellions.
These two beautifully flawed and hurt individuals find strength and love while dealing with their truth. They both have to face life head on….Red with his bio dad and Kylee with her family history. I love how they were both able to help the other deal with the trauma they are enduring but also find strength in their love.
Ya’ll know I am dying to hope Shelley found the bottom on a ravine right?? I am also hoping Crunch gets a good swift kick in the pants from Tank and the rest of his brothers for the shit he pulls. But Dia, I am so waiting for her story. She needs to find her HEA because I am dying to see the man who will stand up to all the club brothers and her dad for her heart!!
USA Today Bestselling Author Chelsea Camaron was born and raised in Coastal North Carolina. She currently resides in Southern Louisiana with her husband and two children but her heart is always Carolina day dreaming.
Chelsea always wanted to be a writer, but like most of us, let fear of the unknown grab a hold of her dream; she realized that if she was going to tell her daughter to go for her dreams, that it was time to follow her own advice.
Chelsea grew up turning wrenches alongside her father, and from that grew her love for old muscle cars and Harley Davidson motorcycles, which just so happened to inspired her ‘Daddy’s Girls’ series. Her love for reading has sparked a new love for writing and she currently has a few more projects in the works.
When she is not spending her days writing you can find her playing with her kids, attending car shows, going on motorcycle rides on the back of her husband’s Harley, snuggling down with her new favorite book or watching any movie that Vin Diesel might happen to be in.
She hates being serious and is still a big kid at heart. She is a small town country girl enjoying life and, Chelsea hopes that her readers remember not to take life too seriously and to embrace your inner five year old, because five year olds know how to enjoy the simple things in life and how to always have fun.
We met when we were three, and have been inseparable most of our lives— that is until I fell in love with her. I knew I had to bury my feelings; our friendship was more important. I was willing to love her from afar, and was doing just that until tragedy struck.
It’s funny how one moment can change everything. All the things I thought I’d never have become possibilities, and all my reasons for staying away from her seem inconsequential. Sometimes all we need is one more day; one more hour; one more moment. Just one more was all I wanted, and I’d prove that Hailey and I were more than just best friends.
Heather D’Agostino is an avid reader turned Bestselling Author of the Contemporary Romance Series The Broken Series, The Shattered Series, The Second Chances Series, The Cook Brothers Series, and Romantic Suspense series The Witness Series.
She attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Elementary Education with a minor in Mathematics.
She currently lives in Central New York with her husband, two children, two dogs, and three cats. When she’s not writing she can usually be found at the dance studio, soccer field, or one of the many other places that she plays ‘Supermom’.
S. Cinders, I am a multi-genre author with over thirty titles ranging from sci-fi romance, historical romance, new adult romance, fractured fairy tales, to paranormal romance. I live in the Midwest with her husband and two teenage sons who eat me out of house and home. I love romance and meeting other authors and can’t wait for Indy!
Where is your favorite place to write and what food must be present?
I love to write in a large leather chair in the living room with my feet up and a tall glass of ice water. Peanut M&M’s wouldn’t go amiss either.
What are you favorite things about attending signings?
This is my first signing! I am excited to meet everyone and to see what these are all about.
What author would you love to meet (Who is your unicorn author)?
There are so many! I would love to meet LJ Shen, Lee Savino, Golden Angel, Addison Cane, honestly the list is as long as your arm.
What author would you love to write with?
I have a few things in the mix that I don’t want to spoil, but I would love to write with Golden Angel.
What is your favorite memory so far as an author?
When a reader tells you that your book changed their life.
Britni Hill is an author with books ranging from new adult to contemporary romance. She spends her days as a hair stylist, and her nights with the characters in her head striving to write real, page turning romance.
Britni lives in Indiana where she was born and raised. She has a rescue pup she adores and an unhealthy love of binge-watching cheesy, teenage dramas. If she isn’t writing, she’s reading or watching horror flicks.