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Reason to Believe Blog Tour & Review

REASON TO BELIEVE by Rebecca Yarros

Release Date: April 26th

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Blurb:

“I’ll take them!”

That’s what I tell the social worker when my pre-k student and his baby brother need an emergency foster placement. I’ll do anything to keep the brothers from being split up. But my apartment’s flooded and there’s only one house I can take them to on such short notice…his.

Knox Daniels, my older brother’s best friend, offers his new place without hesitation. He’s not moving back to our tiny town until next month—that’s when all our hotshot firefighters are returning for their one and only chance to rebuild our fathers’ fallen, iconic crew.

It doesn’t matter that I’ve been silently in love with Knox since we were kids. It can’t matter that we pretend that reckless prom night kiss never happened. It won’t matter that my feelings for him could destroy his lifelong friendship with my brother and threaten the certification of their hotshot crew. Because I’ll be out of his house long before he gets back.

Except Knox just walked in…a month early. And the icing on this awkward cake? He’s gorgeous as always and I’m covered in baby puke. He takes one look at the boys and tells me we can make this work—

We can temporarily fake a relationship to keep them from being separated by the system.

Suddenly, everything matters.

My Review 

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Reason to Believe is an amazingly wonderful story of inevitable love. It’s everything heartwarming and yummy about small town, forbidden, brothers best-friends, roommates to lovers, forced proximity romance. Knox and Harper’s story has it all. Adorable kiddos, hot firefighters, so much tension and steam you will lose your mind!! So much more that I won’t spoil it because it’s too good and I recommend this book for everyone because it hits on so many great tropes. 

Harper has loved Knox her entire life. He broke her heart seven years ago after an unforgettable moment together followed by him immediately putting her firmly in the “friend’s box” due to a warning by her brother who also happens to be Knox’s best friend, Ryker. Harper went on and became a teacher and opened her own preschool. When an accident leaves one of her students and his baby brother at the risk of being separated she immediately jumps in ready to help. She finds herself having to call on Knox to help her out with a place to go and stay for a few days. 

Knox has deep feelings for Harper but he has never been able to act on them. When he shows up early back at home he is shocked by what he finds. But he is committed to helping Harper no matter what. This situation proves to be life changing for all involved. 

This book was my first by this author but I guarantee you it will definitely not be my last.  I was astounded by her ability to bring you into her character’s world. She legit sucked me right into this story. I felt all the feelings and my heart broke and then was patched back up by the end. We had funny moments, tear filled moments, super steamy moments and heart melting moments. With a great cast of secondary characters this book will definitely put your emotions through the ringer and every second will be worth it!! Being a foster mom myself I love the true and authentic experience this author portrays in this. This is what it’s like for us, what our hearts feel like in these situations. I think it’s amazing to utilize this type of platform to bring a little awareness. 💕

Grab this amazing story today!! 

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About the Author:

Rebecca Yarros is the Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author of over fifteen novels, including Great and Precious Things and The Last Letter. “A gifted storyteller” (Kirkus), she is also the recipient of the Colorado Romance Writer’s Award of Excellence for Eyes Turned Skyward from her Flight and Glory series.

Rebecca loves military heroes and has been blissfully married to hers for almost twenty years. She’s the mother of six children, ranging from kindergarten to law school, and is currently surviving the teenage years with three of her four hockey-playing sons. When she’s not writing, you can find her at the hockey rink or sneaking in some guitar time while guzzling coffee. She and her family live in Colorado with their stubborn English bulldogs, two feisty chinchillas, and a Maine Coon kitten named Artemis, who rules them all.

Having fostered then adopted their youngest daughter who is nonverbal and on the autism spectrum, Rebecca is passionate about helping children in the foster system through her nonprofit, One October, which she co-founded with her husband in 2019. To learn more about their mission to better the lives of kids in foster care, visit www.oneoctober.org.

To catch up on Rebecca’s latest releases and upcoming novels, including The Things We Leave Unfinished, which just received a starred review from Publishers Weekly, visit www.RebeccaYarros.com.

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Always Been You Release & Review

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ALWAYS BEEN YOU by Q.B. Tyler is LIVE!

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Wrong. Sinful. Taboo.

I know I shouldn’t want him.

I know I shouldn’t touch myself in the middle of the night as thoughts of him run through my mind.

Thoughts of his kiss, his touch, his love.

I’d spent years obsessing over the man I thought I couldn’t have.

But as it turns out, he wants me too.

And he wants me now.

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My Review

QB Tyler will forever be my forbidden romance queen!👑

She absolutely tears up taboo like no other. James and Gabrielle are nothing short of sinful, sexy, and deliciously forbidden.  So obviously they are my favorite kind of obsession. Originally featured as a novella in the Twisted Christmas anthology, you will be as excited as I am that it has been extended to bring us even more of the James and Gabby cravings you can’t get enough of. 

This story is naughty to the utmost degree. It’s absolutely an all encompassing story from the first page to the last. I’m such a fan of this genre. It’s my jam all.day.long! I couldn’t have dreamed up a better forbidden and super spicy story. It’s a gorgeous take on an interracial, adopted siblings, forbidden/taboo, age gaplove story with a couple that is just so inevitably perfect for one another that even with the odds against them you can’t help but to wish all the amazing things in life for them. As always QB guts punches us right in the feels.Their journey wasn’t easy, tough at times, but it was theirs and it was beautifully worth the risk to end up exactly where they did. 

Let’s talk about the steam…Holy Hell was this book hot!! 🔥🔥Like summer in the south kinda hot, y’all! 🥵🥵. 

I was addicted to this whole thing. Because James belongs to Gabby and Gabby to James. HAWT DAMN!! I couldn’t get enough of them. So I plowed right on through Always Been You because I just couldn’t bear to put this phenomenal book down until I had devoured every word!! I’m kind of sad it’s over because I didn’t want to let this couple go. James and Gabby are just EVERYTHING!! Five Forbidden and Fated for Each Other Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

California Dreamin’ Blog Tour & Review

Release Date: May 14 

Everyone thinks Dean Collins is too old for Fallon Blackwood. Her parents, her friends, even Dean himself.

In fact, he wants her to date guys her own age. But Fallon doesn’t care about that.

All she cares about is that she can’t take his eyes off Dean, her neighbor, her best friend, the guy who taught her to ride a bike and to climb trees.

All she cares about is that sometimes Dean can’t take his eyes off her, either. And that sometimes he looks at her like he wants to kiss her.

So it doesn’t matter that he’s thirty-two and she’s eighteen.

All that matters is that they belong with each other, and she needs to convince him of that.

Good thing they’re taking a cross-country road trip together, right?

California to New York; three thousand miles and a love story in the making…

*Featuring Simon Blackwood and Graham Edwards from ‘The Heartstone Series.’ 

**This is a STANDALONE NOVELLA. It was released as a part of Mixtape Anthology. Since then, it has been revised and expanded and re-titled.

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My Review

OMG Guys!! I love me some Forbidden/Age Gap romances and Saffron Kent is one of the Queens. When it comes to mastering the angst and emotional turmoil that only a delicious age-gap can provide she ALWAYS slays it! Her books never fail to deliver all that I want them to be and more. California Dreamin’ was no exception. This novella was a super quick read for me and had everything I was hoping.  

Fallon Blackwood has known Dean Collins was the guy for her since she was three years old and he was fourteen. When she’s away to college and is going home from California to the East Coast for Christmas Break she organizes a road trip so she has five days alone with him and can finally make her move. Dean knows her better than anyone, she knows they could be perfect for one another and she thinks maybe he feels that way too. She’s just gonna have to seduce him and see what happens. Will Dean give into her advances or will he lay down the friend card once and for all? 

Dean loves the Blackwood’s like his own family. Simon and Willow were there for him when his own family wasn’t. Fallon has always had a special place in his heart. When he is fighting his growing feelings for her, he makes a decision that he thinks is best for everyone, but by doing so devastates both of them. When he drives Fallon back home and she’s laying her feelings at his feet will he be able to look her in the eyes and turn her away. When their secret is revealed can he handle the pressure of hurting everyone he loves most in the world? 

This is such a quick and delicious read. I laughed and cried. I was frustrated and cheered. It was everything I wanted packed in this perfect little afternoon read. Grab this today!  

My cr8zysockbookblock blog wrap up for this book!

⭐️⭐⭐⭐️⭐️- Saffron Kent captures everything I was looking for and more in this short little novella featuring cameos by Simon and Willow from Medicine Man and Violet and Graham from Dreams of 18! 

🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥-GAH!! Perfect blend of hotness and sweet!! Dean and Fallon are EVERYTHING!! Deliciously sexy times!!

🌪Cliffhanger Warning-No cliffhanger! Amazing HEA

Meet Saffron A. Kent

Saffron A. Kent is a Top 100 Amazon Bestselling author of Contemporary and New Adult romance. More often than not, her love stories are edgy, forbidden and passionate. Her work has been featured in Huffington Post, New York Daily News and USA Today’s Happy Ever After.

She lives in New York City with her nerdy and supportive husband, and a million and one books. 

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Coach Me Release Blast & Review

Release Date: May 14

When I met Amber Lakes, I had no idea that she’d become a shining star in my dark, miserable life.

Her smile was never supposed to warm my heart, and the sight of her tears was never supposed to make me want to hunt down the person who’d caused them.

We were never supposed to touch, or kiss, or do so many dirty things on campus that I knew could jeopardize my career…

None of it was supposed to happen because she’s the student—my athlete—and I’m her college track coach.

I could lose everything by being with her, but I’ve fallen too damn hard, and despite how big the risks are, it’s too late to turn back now. 

My Review

Wow! So this was not only a good and excitingly hot Forbidden/Age Gap, but this was thought provoking and inspiring in a way that I wasn’t expecting when I went into this book. My heart, my soul, and all my feelings were left a little battered, touched  and then definitely patched up by the end of this book. Joaquin and Amber’s story wasn’t just the typical age gap or student/teacher, coach/athlete. In a sea of age-gap romances their story is unique Unputdownable and Unforgettable. 

Amber Lakes was an amazing character. She was sassy and strong despite the constant ridicule and racism she faced daily. She knew her value and worth to the team. She had goals and dreams and she was focused. I loved that she did her best to only surround herself with a select few who supported her and didn’t try to break her down or push her out.

Joaquin had worked hard to be where he is. While he was harsh and rude and clearly jaded by his devastating past, it reflected in the way he treated his athletes and those around him. From the moment he first sees Amber he’s drawn to her. He knows it’s forbidden but as times goes on neither can help themselves. Their chemistry is overwhelmingly hot, with perfect amount of tension and banter. You get lots of good”fightin’ of the feelings” actually so much so, you know they are about to rock your socks off. This book definitely has smokin hot scenes. 

I hated that they lived in a world where they felt that they had to constantly fight for their place and not just in sports but just in where they both were at in general and it hurts me to think that this type of thing still happens even today. I think the author wanted to bring attention to this with this particular book of hers and I think she accomplished that as it was a common theme throughout the book. She handled it with respect and truth. 

⭐️⭐⭐⭐️1/4 Stars-  If you are looking for a forbidden age gap romance with love, angst and all the feels and frustration. Grab this book today! 

🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥-GAH!! Hells Yeah!! HOLY HAWT DAMN!! SO FREAKIN SEXY!!

🌪Cliffhanger Warning-No cliffhanger! Amazing HEA

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Meet Shanora Williams

Hey there! I’m Shanora Williams
I’m a down-to-earth girl from Matthews, North Carolina, a mother, a wife, and a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of over 20 self-published novels. I’m also a self-care enthusiast who loves to encourage my fellow queens to embrace who they are and to love themselves, flaws and all.

There are many things I love:
» My Family
» Writing Romance stories w/ angst
» Reading
» Flowers
» The color pink in many shades
» Meditating
» Bohemian Fashion and decor
» Dinosaurs (Jurassic World style, baby!)
» Cooking
You will most likely catch me in a cozy corner on my sofa, or in my bed, writing a new romance story, meditating, or binging on Netflix shows or movies! 

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Tell Me Pretty Lies Teaser Reveal

 

TELL ME PRETTY LIES by Charleigh Rose
Release Date: March 18th

 

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Blurb:
Three things my mother acquired when she became engaged:

1. A brand new Tiffany’s ring.
2. A lavish home on Heartbreak Hill.
3. Three privileged stepsons.

The last thing I expected was to fall for one of them, least of all Thayer Ames.
Beautiful, brooding, and untouchable.
I knew it was a bad idea. He warned me himself.
But he was a thunderstorm, and I never could resist the rain.
It was perfect…
Until it wasn’t.
One night was all it took for our world to crumble around us, leaving only secrets and lies between us.
Now, I have to face him again, and the boy I used to know has become the man who loves to hate me.

 

 

 

About the Author:
Charleigh Rose lives in Narnia with her husband and two young children. She’s hopelessly devoted to unconventional love and pizza. When she isn’t reading or mom-ing, she’s writing moody, broody, swoony romance.

 

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