Giana Darling is a USA Today and Top 40 Amazon best selling Canadian romance writer who specializes in the taboo and angsty side of love and romance. She currently lives in beautiful British Columbia where she spends time riding on the back of her man’s bike, baking pies, and reading snuggled up with her cat, Persephone, and Golden Retriever puppy, Romeo. She’s a lifetime athlete, playing and coaching basketball, soccer, field hockey, and softball, so she comes by her competitive spirit naturally. A born reader and self-proclaimed geek, she is enamored with mythology, history and all kinds of literature. Before becoming a romance novelist, she was a food journalist, a food blogger, a coach, a French tutor and the owner of a pie company. For the last few years she has been living all over Europe, mostly in her second home France, but she’s finally settled with the Love of Her Life in her hometown on an island off of Vancouver.
He tasted like tequila and the fake name I gave him was Rose.
Four years ago, I decided to get over one man, by getting under another. A single night and nothing more.
I found my handsome stranger with a shot glass and charming but devilish smile at the end of the bar. The desire that hit his eyes the second they landed on me ignited a spark inside me, instant and hot. He was perfect and everything I didn’t know I needed. That one night may have ended, but I left with much more than a memory. Four years later, and with a three-year-old in tow, the man I still dream about is staring at me from across the street in the town I grew up in. I don’t miss the flash of recognition, or the heat in his gaze.
The chemistry is still there, even after all these years.
I just hope the secrets and regrets don’t destroy our second chance before it’s even begun.
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Oh my heart. Tequila Rose by Willow Winters is this amazing book that is a quasi-love triangle book that will change the way you think of love triangles. Even the most cynical of love triangle protesters should give this book a try because the circumstances surrounding the ways everything happens makes this feel different from any other love-tris I’ve read. It’s got so much heart and feeling. I was drawn in and addicted from the first page. Invested in the amazing characters Willow had perfectly crafted for us.
You will find yourself frustratingly torn between the old and the new. Wondering what the intentions are between these men that have such strong holds on our precious love.
This is the story of Magnolia, her highschool sweetheart, Robert who broke her heart and sent her flying into the arms of Brody after way too many drinks. Deciding to toss out a BS name, Rose, just to be anyone other than who she is for one night, their connection is undeniable and electric. However that night turned out to be the single most simultaneously worst and best of her life. I’m not gonna give any more details than that because #SpoilersSuck!
When the gorgeous stranger she thought she would never see again shows up in her home town for work it most definitely throws Magnolia for a loop. She runs out of the lunch bistro so fast it’s like she’s being chased by a swarm of bees. She is so not ready for a reunion she never thought would come.
Brody is so excited about the prospect of starting over in a new town in a new business venture with his best friend. When he thinks he spots the beautiful girl who still haunts his dreams from four years ago, he surely must be mistaken. A chance run in at lunch and He learns that not only is it his Rose, but she does NOT want anything to do with him now. He makes it his mission to find out everything about the girl the townspeople refer to as “Magnolia.” But is he really ready for the surprise she has in store for him?
Five Fantastic Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ for This book is full of meddling townsfolk, dreamy episodes of happenstance. Lot’s of fan yourself flames 🔥🔥🔥🔥for this Sexy, swoony and sweet times. Banter for days and leaves you with lots of mystery, that 🌪 CLIFFY THOUGH y’all,🌪 wondering what’s going to happen. Grab this beautiful and emotional must read today!!
I started writing after having my little girl, Evie, December of 2015. All during my pregnancy with her I read. I only wanted to read romance novels and I read everything I could get my hands on. I would read a book a day — sometimes two. In January I was staying up late with her and just thinking of all these stories. They came to me constantly. I finally sat down and just started writing. I always wanted to do it so I figured, why not?
I never thought I would reach this point of success to be honest. It’s insane to me that I have connected with so many readers.
And I love each and every one of them for all of their support. I’ll be honest, some days are HARD. I have my littles during the day and I write at night. Some days are just simply exhausting and then I hear from a reader and it motivates me to push through and keep writing. I couldn’t be more grateful for this wonderful career.
Blurb: Jackson Thorn was my best friend and worst enemy, but that didn’t stop me from wanting him.
From first words to high school halls, our childhood years braided a bond that wove in a direction neither of us could predict or outgrow.
Forbidden became a word we ignored. It wasn’t that we didn’t care. It was that we cared too much.
We had it all planned out. We thought we could make it. We thought we’d been careful. But all we managed to do was prolong the inevitable. Our destruction.
Hearts and Thorns is a standalone full length new adult novel from bestselling author, Ella Fields.
Whenever Ella Fields releases a new book I feel like I have to stop the world, shut out everyone and do nothing but devote myself to the magic that is her words until I have devoured every morsel. This book, this amazingly angsty Step-brother/Forbidden/Second Chance Romance was no exception to that rule. It was emotionally wrecking and beautiful at the same time. It broke me before it put me back together again.
Jackson and Willa were the ultimate experience of inevitable love. Everything about their journey will leave you breathless, in tears, and rooting for them to overcome all the obstacles before them. To ignore everything and everyone that could possibly stand in their way. Jackson the broody, beautiful boy that Willa isn’t supposed to love like that, but she does. Willa so sweet and gorgeous and Jackson isn’t supposed to touch her, but that didn’t stop him.
“I feel like I need you to breathe properly.”
When they’re discovered it brings a world of hurt down on them and the love they share is scandalized and made out to be wrong and vile and they are punished for it. When choices are made to protect one another it causes misunderstandings and starts a domino effect that spans years and miles between them. Can Jackson and Willa right their wrongs and find each other again or have they done irreparable damage to each other’s hearts?
“In the battle of who hurt who the most, you fucking won, Willa.”
Y’all this is a much read for fans of edge of your seat forbidden romance fans. That fear for your couple of if and when they will be found out. The heartbreaking moments when they hurt each other unknowingly. GAH!! This book and it’s frustrating “ I’m about to chuck this kindle at the wall” moments. The sensationally sexy moments between this couple that are so forbidden yet sweet, loving and delicious all at the same time. If you haven’t read Ella Fields yet you definitely want to start today. She never fails to hit you straight through the heart plowing through your poor feelings leaving you a devastated and broken mess before she perfectly pieces you back together in the end. You can count on a book hangover for days after one of her books.
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⭐️⭐⭐⭐⭐️-This book is full of drama, angst, forbidden love and it’s a second chance/step-brother romance all in one. I loved these characters. This had everything.
🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥-OMG! HOLY HOT DOGS!! Jackson is nothing short of delicious AF!! Forbidden is just hot! That’s it!
🌪Cliffhanger Warning-No cliffhanger! HEA!
About the Author: Ella Fields is a mother and wife who lives in Australia.
While her kids are in school, you might find her talking about her characters to her cat, Bert, and dog, Grub.
She’s a notorious chocolate and notebook hoarder who enjoys creating hard-won happily ever afters.
Discover ten spicy stories about brave first responder men and women from some of your favorite romance authors. All proceeds go to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation.
Romance on the Rig by Kara Liane: Finding love on and off the ambulance proves difficult for Air Force veteran Murf—until he meets Lana, a game-changer. Murf may be an EMT hero, but he’s only human. Mistakes happen in love, and a misunderstanding keeps them apart. It’s time to make things right and answer the call from the heart.
Reconstructed Heart by K.L. Montgomery: Trey Prince never expected to make a gruesome discovery at an accident scene only a few months into his new job with the Collision Reconstruction Unit, and he never expected Trooper Jenna Labato to be the one who helped him pick up the pieces. No matter how badly Jenna wants to help him heal, Trey isn’t sure his heart or faith can ever be restored—not without something close to a miracle.
Walk the Line by Harlow Layne: Gage Walker never thought a call to a scene would change his life forever until he met Claire Blake. Sparks fly, but when his fellow Brothers in Blue’s girlfriends are targeted, Gage wants nothing more than to protect her—even if that means he has to give her up.
Always Kind of Love by Amanda Siegrist: The last thing Ethan McCord wants to deal with is his old high school flame, even though his desire for her hasn’t diminished. Battling the burning blazes and an arsonist bent on destruction is nothing compared to fighting the temptation to rekindle the love he always wanted.
Beautiful Persuasion by A.K. MacBride: Raelyn wasn’t supposed to fall for the rebound guy, but the moment Griffin opened his mouth, he drew her in with his sexy Irish accent and dark gaze. As one night of sizzling passion develops into something more, she’s forced to choose between the man who sets her heart ablaze and the only family she has left.
Going Down by Jody Kaye: Devastated by her parents’ divorce, Kat’s looking to regain the stability she took for granted. Dash Newhouse is a drifter, paying his bills by skiing at a new mountain each season. Paired together on ski patrol, Dash reminds Kat that she can’t live life to the fullest while playing it safe. But when the snow melts, will he ride off with her heart?
Rescuing Ryan by Syd Ryan: Ryan is out of the frying pan and into the fire, working the oldest profession of all time to finish her last year of nursing school. On the first day, she meets Chris, the sexy firefighter, as he is licking his wounds of rejection. For Chris, rescuing Ryan will be the hardest rescue of his life.
Perfect For Me by Alyne Hart: Firefighter Luke O’Conner and ex-model Grace Adams shared all their firsts in a tiny cabin just outside Sugar Creek. Nine years later, Grace is back in town, and they find themselves waiting out a storm in that very same cabin. Fire burns between them as neither seems able to keep their lips or their hands to themselves.
Call of Fate by Kelsey Cheyenne: After surviving a school shooting, Aubrey Winters became a dispatcher, dedicating her life to helping people. One fateful call and a meet-cute at a coffee shop leads Aubrey into the arms of English teacher Noah Burgess. Can their trauma be overcome when true love calls?
Loving Lindsey by Larissa Gail: Firefighter Gavin Thomas has no desire to settle down anytime soon. He’s having too much fun playing the field. That is until he meets Officer Lindsey Allen, who’s moved to Oaktown to start over after a devastating loss. Can the blue-eyed beauty convince him to change his ways?
WALK THE LINE By Harlow Layne
Oh my goodness,Y’ALL! I’m DONE!! Like put a fork in me. Done! Harlow never fails to deliver these perfectly delicious heroes and sassy yet sweet heroines. Every.Single.Time.
I’m talking, they capture my heart if not on the first page, within the first few. This time was no different. Gage Walker and Claire Blake took hold of me page one and didn’t let go.
Hot Cop, Gage Walker can arrest me any day of the week and twice on Sunday. I will resist, but only to make it more fun and so he feels he needs to use force. Lol
Seriously though, he’s awesome. From the moment he met Claire our red headed bombshell damsel in distress, he was hooked. He was drawn to this woman in ways he had never been before and he had no clue why.
There were things going on in his town of Oasis and he felt they threatened her safety, so he would do WHATEVER it took to keep her safe. Will Gage throw away the best thing to ever happen to him if he feels it’s in her best interest? Will Claire forgive him when she finds out what he’s been hiding from her?
Claire Blake first meets her angel in blue when he arrives at the scene of her horrible traffic accident. While she is waiting for crews to get her out of her car he’s on “panic duty” and in charge of keeping her talking, alert and calm. She instantly notices how gorgeous this cop is and doesn’t want him to leave her side. Even for a moment. He promises he won’t.
When she gets out of the hospital two days later and he gives her a ride home, he notices two things right off the bat. Her place is a dangerous crap hole, and it’s going to be too hard for her at this point to go home alone, so he offers up his place. There is super intense Insta-lust/ attraction between Gage and Claire. Being a cop he probably knows some firefighters and that’s good because they are hot enough to ignite any surface that they touch together. Yup, they are that. Freakin.Hot!!
I really love the mystery/suspense/crime storyline Harlow has going on in here and I love even more that it’s going to carry over into Tate’s book. This storyline of Gage and Claire by itself was really good but the mystery/suspense addition made this even better. This was a short book and a quick read, but had plenty of goodness packed in it. The timeline of the when and why’s of how everything went down was perfection!
I can’t wait for Tate’s book and the continuation of Gage and Claire. I can already tell Tate’s character will be so different from his brother and I need more Claire!!
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⭐⭐️⭐⭐⭐️-GAGE+CLAIRE=PERFECTION!!This book is just everything I love about Insta-lust/love amazingness. Plus add in hot cops and a heroine that’s a bit sassy and a bombshell redhead! Yes please!
🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥- They can’t even be around each other without practically combusting. Totally smokin’ hot. GAH! Holy Hot Hades! Fire Extinguisher needed!
🌪Cliffhanger Warning- No Cliffy per se. You get a HFN ending. No glimpses into the future or anything, but promises of much more of them in Tate’s book which is fine by me. I was happy with the way it ended, but hope for full HEA at the end of Tate’s book!
Available in the Risking Everything Anthology 11/05/19
It’s hard to get revenge without getting a rap sheet.
Stud Muffin, an all-new friends-to-lovers standalone romance from Jiffy Kate, is available now!
After Tempest Cassidy walks in on her husband banging her high school nemesis, her whole world gets turned upside down. She goes from being known as the Duchess of Muffins to the town crazy. Her new MO: revenge. Eventually, Tempest grows weary being arrested. Yet what choice does she have? If she’s not angry, then she’s simply . . . sad.
Just as she decides to get her life back on track, in walks Cage Erickson, the new bouncer at the local strip club. He’s scary-handsome and the polar opposite of her ex. She’s attracted to him, but she’s not looking for a rebound. He’s attracted to her, but he’s not looking for a serious relationship. So, they agree to be friends.
But when lines get blurred in the friend zone, will they both get burned? Or will it be a TKO?
‘Stud Muffin’ is a full-length contemporary romantic comedy, can be read as a standalone, and is book#2 in the Donner Bakery series, Green Valley World, Penny Reid Book Universe.
Holy Hot Muffins straight out the oven! So… not gonna lie, so many times during this book while totally lol’ing, I was also hearing Carrie Underwood in the background of my head singing the chorus to “Before He Cheats.” Tempest Cassidy is my spirit animal, Y’all!! She hand delivers revenge on a platter, while the rest of us ladies in the world sit back and cheer HELLS YASSS! There are consequences for her actions and she owns that shit! And sweet baby Desus in a manger, then she manages to become BFF’s/workout buddies/friends to lovers with Cage “The Fighting Viking” Erickson. LUCKY! I’ve never rooted and carried on so for a book chick so hard in my life.
Tempest and Cage’s story is like nothing I’ve read before combining all the hilariously lol moments you could ever want plus just the right amount of devastatingly gut-wrenching moments to pack perfectly timed punches. You’re left knowing you’ve been served an emotional beat-down delivered by none other than the amazing Jiffy Kate duo going all out in this Five Star TKO!
In this story, told in dual POV (which I adore) we read about Tempest “Em” Cassidy, err formerly Williams and the hell and chaos she encounters after eight years of marriage, a heartbreaking event and then the pinnacle when she walks in on her husband after the unthinkable. But not only does she walk in on him after the unthinkable, but is literally with her arch nemesis, Mindy Mitchell. I mean couldn’t get any worse than that l. Am I right? Tempest immediately finds herself victim/ powerless to the curse of the “ fiery red hair haired temper” and loses her shit, which in turn leads her to finding herself in the slammer. MORE THAN ONCE!
Next thing you know it’s a feisty free for all. One anger “episode” after another. I’m talking hilariously unique kinds of a misadventures/quests for revenge for Tempest against her ex-husband Asher and his mistress, Mindy. Tempest is dealing with a lot and her life is definitely not where she thought it would be at all and it’s beyond a lot to take in. Lord knows she didn’t handle it well and living in a small town, everywhere she turns they’re in her freaking face or the entire debacle is being thrown in her face. My heart broke so many times throughout this book for Tempest.
Enter Cage Erickson “ The Fighting Viking”. He’s beyond hot, he’s huge and just enough of a mystery, if being from out of town wasn’t enough, throw in working for his old Harvard buddy Hank at the Pink Pony (yes, it’s a booty club lol) immediately Cage and Tempest form a friendship. There definitely some Insta-lust on both parties ends. She’s attracted to him but also knows it’s way too soon for any kind of relationship so friendship it is. He agrees to help her channel her anger better by working out with her and teaching her some UFC tricks, while hiding his growing more than friendship feelings for her.
As their friendship grows closer she finds herself having feelings she never expected. But with friends and family offering up unsolicited advice about the gorgeous blonde hair blue-eyed out of towner will she put a stop to something good before it ever really gets started?
And what will happen when she finally gets her anger under control and discovers the deception went much further than she could have ever anticipated, will Cage be able to pull this pint sized punch packin’ pixie back out of her angry tirades and help her come up with better ways to sweat out that anger? Will he be stuck having to admire her from a far while she stays in the clink or can he finally help her get it together so he can just hangout with her and enjoy her goodies?
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⭐⭐️⭐⭐⭐- OBSESSION!! This book y’all. Holy shit on a stick it’s freakin everything! I’m so in love with the characters in this story. This is unique, hilarious, a tearjerker and gives you ooey gooey feels by the end!
🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥- Not gonna Lie, I would gladly go rounds with Cage. Rounds in the bedroom, the shower, the ring, the gym… you get me?!? Yup that how freakin hot this book is. Now it’s slow burn, but it packs suck a punch when it gets there you are a-okay with the build up!
🌪Cliffhanger Warning- NO CLIFFY!! #YOUGETHAPPYENDING
About Jiffy Kate
Jiffy Kate is the joint pen name for Jiff Simpson and Jenny Kate Altman. They’re co-writing besties who share a brain. They also share a love of cute boys, stiff drinks, and fun times.
Together, they’ve written over twenty stories. Their first published book, Finding Focus, was released in November 2015. Since then, they’ve continued to write what they know–southern settings full of swoony heroes and strong heroines.
About the Author:Ella Fields is a mother and wife who lives in the land Down Under. While her kids are in school, you might find her talking about her characters and books to her two cats. She’s a notorious chocolate and notebook hoarder who enjoys creating hard-won happily ever afters.