𝓐𝓷 𝓞𝓹𝓽𝓲𝓶𝓲𝓼𝓽’𝓼 𝓖𝓾𝓲𝓭𝓮 𝓽𝓸 𝓗𝓮𝓪𝓻𝓽𝓫𝓻𝓮𝓪𝓴, Book one in the Heartsong Duet by USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Hartmann is LIVE and FREE in Kindle Unlimited! Don’t miss this Grumpy/sunshine, best friend’s brother slow burn romance!
From USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer Hartmann, comes a brand new, heartfelt, two-book romance series.
There once was a girl with fireflies in her eyes and music in her soul.
(Remember her… she’s important.)
She’s the reason I panic-bought the little brick house on Maple Street; the one I lived next door to for eight magical years. Now that I’m back digging up floorboards and lost journals, I can’t stop thinking about the two people who grew up here.
You see, that girl was my best friend, and this house was once hers. She also had a big brother who was my everything before circumstance turned us into nothing more than memories.
That’s why I applied for a job at his auto shop—unprepared to discover that my new boss, Cal Bishop, is now gruff, built, and covered in tattoos.
I’m the sun to his overcast sky. The smile to his surly solitude.
A reminder of everything he longs to forget.
But my heart has a secret, and we’re running out of time to fix our torn pages.
Maybe… the same girl who used to be the glue still holds the key to putting our pieces back together.
(See? I told you she was important.)
Holy Moly! This author and her ability to flay my heart right open with her phenomenally unforgettable stories. Every single one that I read imprints itself on my heart and I find myself thinking back on them often. This story was no exception.
From the moment I started it I was intrigued with the way we started off. It was obvious there is lots of history, and heartbreaking circumstances just waiting to be revealed. The characters immediately capture me like beacons. Both for different reasons. Both still hurting and suffering from what all we just don’t know yet. But what we can tell is that there is definitely a special connection between them, and their reactions to that draw towards each other is completely different.
Lucy’s character made me feel so much. I laughed, I cried, I rooted for her, I hurt for her. Right now, I feel so much for her. Right now… I am NOT OKAY! Cal is everything I want in my book boyfriend. He’s gorgeous, he’s tatted, he’s mean yet protective. He’s all anti-relationship yet possessive AF. He’s hurt y’all. And hurt people hurt people.
He frustrated me as much as he fascinated me. He could be intimidating, infuriating, but oh so enticing too. He put up this hard exterior but you can see hints of the ooey gooey center beneath. It will just take the right person to get him to expose those parts of himself.
I must warn you, If you are offended by cliffhangers in books then I must urge you to wait until 1/31/23 until both books in the duet are out. But If like me you don’t mind feeling the burn, then jump head first into this duet ASAP!! I need book 2 immediately, I am ready to see what kind of HEA Author Jennifer Hartmann gives us. I just know it’s going to be EPIC!!
Preorder 𝘼 𝙋𝙚𝙨𝙨𝙞𝙢𝙞𝙨𝙩’𝙨 𝙂𝙪𝙞𝙙𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙇𝙤𝙫𝙚, Book two, releasing on January 31st!
Jennifer Hartmann resides in northern Illinois with her husband and three children. When she is not writing love stories, she is capturing them through wedding photography with her own personal romance hero. She enjoys sunsets (because mornings are hard), bike riding, traveling, and that time of day when coffee gets replaced by wine. Jennifer loves tacos, and she really, really wants to pet your dog. Xoxo
Saffron A. Kent has done it again. She just has this special gift with her writing to immediately suck me into her stories. Her characters will undoubtedly snatch me up by my heartstrings in a fisted grip and I know they will put me through the wringer over and over before all will be said and done. OMG! This book Y’all. From the moment I cracked it I was immersed, I was obsessed. I was instantly ADDICTED!!
It doesn’t get better than enemies-to-lovers, but add in that he’s the ex-boyfriends best friend. WOW!! The drama, angst and forbiddenness that it adds to this. Yes please!
Echo is the sweetest. She is beautiful and just good as gold. Like most of this author’s heroines she’s a bit quirky, adorably so. I love her. 🥰
Reign has always had a thing for Echo but really never really thought he deserved her. So when his best friend took a liking to her as well he stepped aside and let who he thought “was the better man” go for her.
This book is such a rollercoaster of emotions. I went from my heart all a flutter, to furious, to fanning myself because it’s freaking HAWT! 🔥 Then I was swooning, swearin’, and shouting hot mess. This book had me feelings every emotion. All the thighs. Even at my lowest points in the book I wouldn’t trade a second.
This is probably my FAVORITE of the series. Just Phenomenal, Fantastic, Terrifically Unforgettable. Fifth and final standalone book in the St. Mary’s Rebels is not to be missed. I highly recommend the entire series but you absolutely cannot miss this one. I cannot wait for the spin-off series coming soon. FIVE Favorite in Series Stars ⭐️✨⭐️✨⭐️✨⭐️✨⭐️✨
Oh QB Tyler, My Astonishing Angel of Angst. You have done it once again. What Was Meant to Be has whipped it’s way right into this gals heart. A staggering and bewitching story that will have you stunned from the start all the way to the explosive ending. If you even mention a forbidden age-gap I practically start drooling. 🤤GAH! They are so my jam, yall! The heat, the angst, the sneaking around.
HOLY HOT HADES!! 🔥🥵🔥Don’t even get me on a roll about QB Tylers dynamically explosive 🧨 love scenes. I don’t know how she does it but she always manages to blend this perfect amount of tender and soul-uniting moments with down and dirty, toss them under goods they are ruined now, moments. She just casts 🪄 her literary spell on me and I’m entranced and under her spell until the last syllable of the epilogue.
I really loved all the characters. Well okay not all *cough,cough Parker🤬) Jacob, Kevin, and Michelle have this amazingly close friendship that has spanned years. As godfather to Kevin and Michelle’s two children, Jacob just fit right in as a piece of the family puzzle.
The dynamics of all that could change when the once innocent way he felt about Whitney changes when he has a little too much to drink and stays over at Kevin and Michelle’s. Whitney reveals that she has been crushing on him for a long time. She isn’t a little girl anymore. She is a beautiful woman and totally off limits. Everyone knows that forbidden fruit is always the yummiest! 🍑🍒
Guilt, fear, and loyalty leads to a life changing decision and double dose of heartbreak for our couple. Even if the road was paved with good intentions it can still be one heck of a bumpy ride.
You do not want to miss a paragraph of the heart-wrenching emotions, the angst, and the steam. So full of frustration, lip biting banter, and sinfully wicked chemistry?! OMG the chemistry. A tantalizingly taboo tale of inevitable love that just may have you wondering, can a relationship that has the power to hurt so many people really be What Was Meant to Be? Well in this case… I say yes, yes, one thousand times yes!! Five Stars for the H3 Effect! ⭐️✨⭐️✨⭐️✨⭐️✨⭐️
I am absolutely destroyed at the moment. This book gutted me. I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to get when I started. As this is A- my first read by this author so I’m unfamiliar with her style, which I am discovering is a tragedy in itself because OMG where has Author Brit Benson been in my life the last few years?! And B- because other than the blurb that TBH I read a while back when I signed up to read this, I went in blind not really knowing too much of what to expect. Which turned out to be the way to go anyway.
Blind is best y’all. My recommended way to go, always. Now, I had my assumptions based upon said blurb, but… You know what they say about assumptions and all! Blurb had me thinking “ okay, this is going to be the whole “good girl falls for an anti-hero that’s going to grow on us.” and I can totally get on board with a good ‘ol enemies to lovers any day of the week and twice on Sunday’s. I mean it was an enemies to lovers, and this book does take place in high school, but these were anything but your typical high school sweethearts. This book was unlike ANYTHING I have ever read. Original storyline with phenomenally written, flawed characters gave us an engaging and gripping story. A gritty and realness that is sure to leave you emotionally raw long after the cliffy at the end leaves you breathless. I know it did me.
From the very beginning I fell for Macon hook, line, and sinker. He’s so tantalizingly toxic, and I should be ashamed that I’m so twisted because I die harder for the toxic ones. But I’m not even a little ashamed. Yes, he was definitely cruel at times, he was messed up, he was for sure trouble with a capital T. But he was also misunderstood, he was damaged, he was broken, self destructive, hurt, and he was so much more than what people saw him for. It wasn’t just the way people saw him, it was the way he saw himself.
He just made me feel everything. I wanted to simultaneously hit him upside his head to knock some sense into him and pull him to me and just hug him and heal all his hurts. He broke my heart, he melted my heart, he made me hot. Holy Hot Hell 🔥🌶🔥🌶 did he ever make me hot. The ones with the bad egg rep y’all, I’m telling you. They just do it for me. What is wrong with me? In real life my hubby is as straight-laced as they come. Lol That’s probably why I like my fictional fellas fully fubar’d! (Not completely. I do want him redeemable)
Lennon is amazing. She’s got a heart of gold, she is who she is and she’s comfortable with herself. She is creative, a rule follower, and selfless friend. Honestly she gets the short end of the stick sometimes because with most of the people in her life she doesn’t stand up for herself…except with Macon. He seems to be the person in the world who can get her the most fired up. The way they verbally spar. He brings out this lively feisty spirited side to her that no one else sees. I can feel how she finds herself struggling with her feelings for him, it practically jumps off the pages. She is at war with everything. The things he does, the way he treats her, the things others have to say about the kind of person he is. It all weighs heavily on her mind.
But things start to happen and she finds herself around him more and more and she sees glimpses that there is so much more to him. All of these discoveries are breaking down her walls. However the more walls they tear down, the more life seems to throw back up in their way. I just connected with her character so deeply. The writer did such an amazing job I was so invested and emotional I had to take moments and remind myself that I wasn’t actually there. I didn’t need to throw down with anyone in real life to stand up for some injustice that was being done to my girl. I mean I could chuck my kindle, and almost did several times. I could cry, which I absolutely did. A lot. I could cuss, did that as well. But at the end of that chapter I pressed on. Until press on I could no more…and now we wait.
My angsty frustration level is at an all time high. The tension between them is palpable. I live for the kind of rush this book was giving me. This book is a catastrophic collision of every emotion under the sun. Past trauma, damaged hearts, addiction, forbidden love, secrets, mistakes, lies and betrayal rips through their lives. Told in dual alternating POV, book one in the Next Live Duet will leave you grasping the edge of your seat, tears in your eyes, wanting to IM the author immediately to demand book two, before I die of impatience. Can one actually die of impatience? I feel like I just might. But in all actuality this book is fantastic. While it is full of sensitive content. It is beautifully written, the parallels to real life make it tragically devastating especially given where it has left us at this point. I am also filled with a smidge of hope. Deep in my core I believe in true love and I believe these two are inevitable soul mates. But I think they ( and us readers) will be put through a gut-wrenching journey, the likes of one which we won’t recover from immediately( because these characters have already captured our hearts.)
My Cr8zysockbookblock Wrap Up
⭐️Star Rating~⭐️✨⭐️✨⭐️✨⭐️✨⭐️✨⭐️✨~Six, I will probably never emotionally recover from this duet if book one is anything to go by, STARS!!
💭Overall Thoughts~ I am so happy I took a chance on this book and this new to me author as it will most definitely go down as one of my TOP READS of 2022! My only regret is that I am just now discovering this author’s work. I plan to quickly devour as much of her back list ASAP. I will be counting down the days until book two. I’m probably not ready for what Ms. Benson is going to do to my poor heart. But I can’t survive without knowing where we are going from here. I highly recommend EVERYONE take a chance on this author and The Love Of My Next Life. As for me… I will never be the same.
⚠️TRIGGERS~This book has some content that could be disturbing to some readers. Elements of child abuse, unaliving oneself, Death, addiction, mental illness. If you would like more specific information feel free to PM me for more specific details.
🌶 HEAT~ 🌶🌶🌶 Definitely Hot. Had tension and lots of great “Banter O’Hate.” The buildup was worth the wait. I can’t wait to see the spice level in book 2 since I imagine the them to be older in that book.
🥰 HEA/CLIFFY🧗♀️~HUGE CLIFFHANGER– This book is book ONE of TWO. You will not get a resolution to this couple’s story in this book. You will get a shocker and then an abrupt ending to keep you hanging! Thankfully book two is set to release in October 2022. Until then Happy Reading My Friends!
Meet Brit Benson
Brit Benson writes romance novels that are sassy, sexy, and sweet.
When she’s not dreaming up her next swoony book boyfriend and fierce book bestie, she’s reading.
When she’s not reading, she’s probably marathoning a Netflix series or wandering aimlessly up and down the aisles in Homegoods.
Brit currently resides somewhere near the Blue Ridge Parkway with her husband, daughters, and dogs.
To learn more about Brit and her books, visit here!
Talia Eden loved Foster Madden for one year, two months and eleven days. It was on day 438 that her love died. The day he chose to marry her best friend. The day she vowed never to think of Foster again.
Until years later when he has the audacity to show up in her small hometown of Quincy, begging for her help.
The ink on his divorce papers is barely dry, yet he comes armed with apologies and promises. She knows it’s all a ploy. Foster is the king of games and secrets. But he’s got delusions the size of Montana if he thinks she’ll help him train for a world championship fight.
Except Talia has forgotten exactly what made Foster famous. The man has dedicated his life to victory. He’s steadfast. He’s determined. And he won’t stop fighting until he’s won her heart.
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Is there anything better than a yummy second chance romance?! How about a delicious slow burn with a side of groveling hero and several good ‘ol helpings of hate to love/angst. ALL.OF.THAT and more is what you are in for with Garnet Flats. So good y’all. I have loved every single book so far in the Eden’s series and frankly couldn’t wait for Talia’s turn after the glimpses we’ve had of her in the previous books. Author Devney Perry did not disappoint with Talia and Foster’s heart wrenching journey back together after seven years apart and a lot of bitterness, hurt, lies, and misunderstandings.
Garnet Flats is an emotionally gripping tale about a young woman finding her forever person only to have him marry her closest friend instead. That life changing, unforgettable kind of love that when lost you never fully recover from. Oh the devastation your first true broken heart leaves you with, I’m sure most of us remember it well. I know I do. I dove right into this unique twist on the, left me for my best friend trope, and devoured every word of this within a day, as it brought me right back into my feels of first loves, first heartbreaks, and lessons in forgiveness in relationships.
Talia Eden loved her college sweetheart Foster more than anything. She saw her entire future with him. Then in a devastating blow he shocked her by marrying her best friend and roommate. Seven years later he shows up freshly divorced and ready to make amends and win her back. But if he thinks finally telling her why he did what he did will just easily wipe the slate clean, he is in for a rude awakening. Talia is still hurt, and quite frankly straddling that thin line between love and hate.
When Foster, a UFC fighter ( um holy hotness people 🔥🤤) shows back up in Quincey determined to finally tell the only woman who’s ever truly held his heart why he really broke hers all those years ago he knows it’s not going to be easy peasy. Getting Talia back may be the hardest fight he’s ever taken on. But he’s ready, heart in hand, to jump into the ring and fight it out until he emerges the victor. He’s not looking for a belt, nor a title. He only wants her. He knew whatever anger she threw his way was absolutely his fault and he was ready to own it. He wanted to lay it all out there on the line, while also helping her to remember just how good it used to be between them. He knows he still loves her, and he’s sure hoping she feels the same. Well anger isn’t the only thing causing the heat to rise between these two.
Everything about Talia and Foster had me hooked from the very beginning. From being back in Quincey, to scenes with Eden’s from the past books in the series. Which is awesome because I am never going to want to part with this series. I will go back for a total series reread at some point for sure. This book broke my heart just as much as it healed it. This standalone with interconnecting characters told in alternating dual POV’s is a great addition to the series. You can start with Garnet Flats or start at the beginning with Juniper Hill today. I already can’t wait for the next book, Jasper Vale.
Devney is a USA Today bestselling author who lives in Washington with her husband and two sons. Born and raised in Montana, she loves writing books set in her treasured home state. After working in the technology industry for nearly a decade, she abandoned conference calls and project schedules to enjoy a slower pace at home with her family. Writing one book, let alone many, was not something she ever expected to do. But now that she’s discovered her true passion for writing romance, she has no plans to ever stop.
I’m out of my depth participating in a blind-date photo shoot. Not only am I meant to act like I’m open for dating, but I’m meant to be sexy and get up close and personal with a complete stranger.
None of the above is me. But I’m a sucker, and my best friend can talk me into anything.
Deacon is the kind of guy my heart could be safe with. But I’ve been taking care of myself for a long time, and I’m not sure I’m ready to rely on anyone else. Not even the handsome, successful older brother of my best friend.
I never saw her coming. One date with a beautiful stranger and I’m hooked.
Technically, Ramsey isn’t a stranger. She’s my little sister’s best friend, the same sister who volunteered me because she claims “I’m a workaholic in desperate need of love.”
All I know is I can’t stop thinking about Ramsey and the way her lips felt against mine. I have to see her again. Good thing I’m an attorney, because convincing her to take a chance on me is going to be the hardest case I’ve ever pleaded. She’s worried about the past repeating itself. What she’s yet to figure out is that her fear is unnecessary… never with me.
Kaylee Ryan has done it again my book lovin’ friends. Dropped right in with another one of her perfectly delicious, sweet, and fantastically swoony stories that make you feel all ooey gooey and fluttery inside. Never With Me is Ramsey and Deacon’s remarkably heartfelt journey that will have you feeling good, maybe a little frustrated a couple of times, and a whole lotta love for ALL the characters in this book. From the very first time they saw each other they had undeniable instant chemistry and an instant connection, making this a super flirty, fun, and definitely a fan yourself because it’s so freaking hot, tale of love. It just further cemented to me why this author IS and WILL REMAIN one of my one-click favorites for steamy, dreamy, feel-good romances.
One of my favorite things about this author’s works is how big family plays a part in her books/series. You can’t help but to want to be a part of these stories. To be friends or a cousin or someone because I want to be at a family cookout or something hanging out with all these awesome people. One thing is for certain, I am always up for being swept away into the magical book worlds that author Kaylee Ryan has created.
Ramsey Rammed Her Way right into my heart from page one with her emotional backstory. From the first paragraph of the prologue I knew this woman deserved so much more than she had ever been given before. She needed to be loved wholly, completely, unequivocally. I love how coming to Willow River was her new start and she was ultimately able to find everything she needed to heal the parts of her that had been cracked and broken by the ones who were supposed to take care of her when she was younger. She found her people. She finally had a true loving support system.
When a favor to her introduces her to, Deacon the drop dead gorgeous older brother of her best friend, Palmer. Instantly attracted but hesitant for several reasons Deacon seriously has his work cut out for him if he wants to wear her down and get her to give him a chance. Not only is he older but also the workaholic brother of her BFF, but he has to penetrate walls of protection put up to protect the heart of a woman that has been hurt and does not trust or intend to ever depend on a man again.
My heart just bled for them both. I love the personal growth her character went through in this book. The way she grew more confident in voicing what fears she had, the things she had been through. The way she opened up. She was already strong but with his backing she was even more so. GAH!! She did good Y’all!
I am definitely Devoted to Deacon. While he may be a workaholic because he has goals that include taking over the law firm where he works when the partners retire. Up to this point he really hasn’t had any drive to find a girlfriend because that would just occupy time he could devote to working instead. But holy moly ladies, he’s a total sweetheart.
He’s sexy and everything about him is the stuff book boyfriend dreams are made of. A successful lawyer who loves his family, is patient, supportive and kind, plus knows how to throw down in pound town. Can I get a HELL Yeah?! Y’all, I would beg this man to allow me the pleasure of hand washing his skivvies after cutting the grass at 3:00 pm on the hottest day in July. Lol Okay so maybe not really dirty laundry because TBH I have seven kids and do enough laundry, but I’m sure there are other ways I could lend a helping hand. 😏
Pretty Please with a Cherry on Top, any wish would be my command. Deacon just did it for me guys.
This author writes the swooniest of heroes. So henceforth I shall refer to him as “Deacon the Delicious.” When you read this you will completely understand why.
Never With Me is a stand-alone story told in alternating POV with elements of many different tropes. Fans of my best friend’s brother, age-gap, and small town. There is an instant connection and chemistry but we get to see the relationship build and grow as well. This book, the setting, all the secondary characters kept me engaged and loving every minute.
I am really pumped because this book introduced us to Ramsey’s cousins, the Kincaid brothers whose stories we will be getting in a new Kincaid Brothers Series, which will feature each of the nine brother’s in his own book. I AM SO EXCITED! Make sure you grab your copy of Never With Me today and fall in love with Ramsey, and Deacon. Get ready for a little kickstart introduction to the hotness that is the Kincaid boys. HAWT DAMN**fans self**
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Kaylee Ryan has been crowned the Queen of Swoon by her readers. With nearly fifty romance books under her belt, she’s known for penning happily ever afters with heart. When she’s not writing, you can find her with a book in her hand or hanging out with her family where she resides in her home state of Ohio.
My friends, FAME is FANTASTICALLY FABULOUS!! It’s MAGICALLY MARVELOUS!! I’m gonna calm down and stop yelling at you in shouty CAPS.
But in all seriousness this book y’all. Molly McAdams once again proves why she is one of my absolute favorite authors. She is a must read everything she writes, plus owns every ebook, and signed paperbacks too. It doesn’t matter the genre or trope I know going in that with this author’s work I’m in for a story that will be profound and positively unforgettable. A story that is sure to weave itself through my mind, heart and soul and leave a little piece of itself behind. A story I felt so deeply that I will think back on it for years to come. As I still do with pretty much all of her books I have read thus far. (I will go to my death bed still feeling Taking Chances)
Trust me when I tell you Fame is a story like no other. Jensen and Mia are two imperfect humans who just happen to be perfect for each other. Bringing you the best by giving you a little taste of everything, this sinful and sexy romance is slap full of secrets, lies and mystery. Not skimping on the angst, steam, banter, tension, and a good ‘ol swoony and southern, Georgia bred country boy to come in and make everything all better (this Georgia girl might be biased but there’s nothing hotter than a GA boy) I promise this book has something for every reader. It will captivate you from paragraph one until the very last sentence. Not just a book but an unputdownable journey to unite two amazingly unique and inspiring characters who against any obstacles that may come between them truly belong together. But what to do when love is inevitable between two people and one is dang near ready to sprint in the opposite direction away from it? Will love bring them together or will Fame tear them apart?
Mia is really a special character. She is one of the most unselfish of heroines I have ever had the pleasure of reading, yet her circumstances broke my heart over and over again. Her strength and dedication to her family was commendable. How could you not fall in love with her story? This amazing woman who sacrificially suffered for those she loved most in the world. It was devastating and inspiring at the same time. The internal conflicts are gut-wrenching. But I was so immersed in this story I really felt her struggle and found myself battling the what would I do in real life?
I think her battles with the life she was forced into and its impact on her character as a person just made me love her more. She was a deeply loving character but as much love as she had for others she didn’t have it for herself. I wanted to be able to jump into the book and just hug her and tell her I see you. You are beautiful and I see you for who you are. I see you for why and not what you have to do. She was existing, getting by and surviving. But she wasn’t living. She wasn’t enjoying her life. Until she met Jensen. He brought life back into her. He made her feel things no one ever had. It put the carefully crafted walls she’d put up to hide her secrets behind at risk of crumbling down around her. But for the first time she began to think she finally found someone who might be worth the risk. But there is still so much he doesn’t know about her. What will happen when the truth comes to light?
“You don’t know what my greatest joy is or the worst moments of my life. You don’t know what I’ve done to survive.”
Jensen is deliciously swoony and without a doubt book HUSBAND material. I say husband because this man is better than a book boyfriend. Boy oh boy was he ever hot and so dreamy too y’all.
He had been burned in the past and that had an impact on him. He certainly wasn’t looking for a relationship, but he was instantly drawn to the beautiful yet emotionally barricaded girl from the third floor of his new office building. Quickly he finds himself unable to resist the need to get to know and win this woman over. He knows it will be no easy feat but not one to give up; he sets out to win her over. He’s just so stinking sweet. He is caring and thoughtful. Successful but humble. Supportive and protective. Loving and kind. Gah! The way he was with her melted me into a puddle of goo y’all! I was a pile of jelly for Jensen. I could go on about him FOREVER!
None of that matters because I hear you in songs. I see you when I close my eyes. I feel you in my veins.”
In closing let me just say this book will tug on your heart strings. It will move you. You will laugh, and cry. You will fan yourself, get frustrated, cry again, and swoon so hard. You will fall so hard for all these characters (old and new). The writing is so engaging you feel like one of the gang, a part of the story. So vividly you feel like you share in the outrage, the excitement, the urge to smack a fool upside the back of his head and tell him to get it together. Mostly I just wanna see everyone get all the goodness life has to offer. But alas, I cannot actually be a part of the story and that is just the mark of a truly talented author, the fact that they make you forget that you aren’t. This author does this to me. EVERY.SINGLE.TIME!
Jensen and Mia’s breathtakingly remarkable journey is not one to be missed. It is the final standalone (with crossover characters) in the Secrets in L.A. series and told in dual POV. You can read the entire series for FREE in Kindle Unlimited. Go grab you some snacks, a drink and hold onto your taters because Fame is gonna take your heart on one heck of a rollercoaster of feels. Enjoy!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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Molly grew up in California but now lives in the oh-so-amazing state of Texas with her husband, daughter, and fur baby. When she’s not diving into the world of her characters, some of her hobbies include hiking, snowboarding, traveling, and long walks on the beach . . . which roughly translates to being a homebody and dishing out movie quotes with her hubby. She has a weakness for crude-humored movies and loves curling up in a fluffy blanket during a thunderstorm . . . or under one in a bathtub if there are tornados. That way she can pretend they aren’t really happening.
Hot Diggity Damn Y’all! There is not a genre or trope Author Holly Renee writes that I do not absolutely obsess over. No lie. I am convinced that she could write the ingredients on a menu advertising a double decker sardine and spam sandwich and I would be the first in line to devour that delicious delicacy.
This may be this author’s first jump into the fantasy romance pool but she takes it on like Michael Phelps because that’s the kind of word wizard she is, and that is how much she pours herself into each and every project she takes on. BRILLIANT!!
The Kingdom of Stars and Shadows brings us the story of Adara and Evren. Adara, known as the Starblessed and Prince Evren, the non-crowned Prince. Adara has been betrothed since childhood to Prince Gavril, who also happens to be Evren’s brother. She is not happy about this arrangement and decides to do everything in her power to try to escape that fate. Her rebellious and fiery spirit is addictive and you can help but to fall for her. You root for her and your heart bleeds for her. You totally get the draw she has to Evren. This heroine is my kinda gal. Rebellious yet torn. An ass kicker with a heart of gold. Terrified of what’s to come but still so brave and bold.
Evren is gorgeous and protective. He takes care of Adara in a way that only he can. He is the perfect mix of swoony and alpha. Protective and possessive. Bound by duty and loyalty to his father and brother, a force to be reckoned with. It is a deep struggle for him to watch his brother get closer to taking what he wants so badly. You will fall for him, be frustrated for him and most definitely be fanning yourself over him. He is all kinds of dirty talking, and sexy mysterious power and he will surprise you over and over again. He seems like such a loyal and faithful servant… But to whom is he most loyal?!
Majestically magical and fabulously forbidden, this story is unique, unforgettably engaging and will have you hanging on every single second from the start until the suckerpunching cliffy at the end. I was left with questions lurking behind everything surrounding Evren. I always felt like I didn’t know everything going on. Like maybe as soon as I thought I had a handle on it I’d get another twist or curve thrown my way to kick things into another gear and I freaking love that feeling.
This is the kind of fantastical fantasy book I live to devour. It’s fascinating and exciting and leaves me giddy with anticipation for the next book, knowing I will get the answers I seek. I’m eager for more Evren, and oh so anxious for all the Adara. Make sure you dive into the dirty deliciousness that is this forbidden, and angsty story full of steam, action, twists, and loads of anger filled banter. Remember…forbidden fruit always tastes the sweetest.
I am going to darn near die of anticipation waiting for A Kingdom of Blood and Betrayal. Can one truly die of anticipation? I guess we shall see. But either way it’s coming this fall y’all. So make sure you add it to your TBR and pre-order it today. FIVE FATED STARS ⭐️✨⭐️✨⭐️✨⭐️✨⭐️✨
Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles are currently translated in twenty-seven languages and have appeared on bestseller lists in the US, Germany, Brazil, Bulgaria and Hungary. Three of her short stories have been turned into films by Passionflix, and two of her books are currently optioned for movies. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.
Blind Side is a fake dating sports romance that early readers are calling Kandi’s spiciest book yet! Add in that the heroine is a virgin and takes “lessons” from our star athlete Hero on how to please herself, and this is one hot summer release you won’t want to miss! 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐡𝐨𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐜𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐠𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐨𝐭𝐛𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐬𝐚𝐟𝐞𝐭𝐲 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐚𝐬𝐤𝐞𝐝 𝐦𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐞 𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐟𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐠𝐢𝐫𝐥𝐟𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐝. 𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐈 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐚𝐬𝐤𝐞𝐝 𝐡𝐢𝐦 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐦𝐲 𝐯𝐢𝐫𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐲. Clay Johnson has the abs of Adonis and the deadly smirk of the devil, himself. There’s hardly a day he’s not headline material during football season, and never a day he isn’t a bullseye target for every girl on campus. He used to be the easiest of all the players for me to wrangle as the Public Relations Coordinator, but after a nasty breakup with his high school sweetheart, he’s a mess. And a complete pain in my ass. We meet to discuss his behavior and review media relations standards. But when he witnesses how I fall to pieces in front of my guitar-toting crush, his wheels start turning. And he cooks up this absurd plan. He helps me get noticed. I help him make his ex jealous. All by pretending to be in a relationship. What he doesn’t realize is that this bookworm is a virgin, and far from versed in seducing a musician. So, to sweeten the deal, I convince him to help me — not just to get my crush’s attention, but to knock his socks off once I have it. But the more I come unraveled at the hands of Clay Johnson, the more trouble I have discerning what’s fake and what’s undoubtedly real — particularly, the way my heart flutters every time that breathtaking man touches me. We set the rules. We put the safeguards in place. But they say rules are meant to be broken. They probably should have added that hearts are, too.
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My friends. I am absolutely cuckoo for Clay and Giana!🥰 I happen to love this take on a new adult/sports romance, which is a pretty common trope right now. Author Kandi Steiner attacks Clay and Giana’s story with gusto, giving us two extremely loveable characters that instantly captured my heart. With an attention grabbing storyline from the get go you will be instantly addicted to all things Giana and Clay. Y’all ready for this? Because this is a little bit sweet, a little bit swoony, and whole lotta sexy. Pearl Clutchers get ta clutchin’ because this is the 🔥HOTTEST 🔥virgin heroine romance this girl has ever read!🥵
Clay is still reeling from a shocking and unexpected dumping courtesy of his highschool sweetheart when he happens to notice the awkwardly adorable yet kind of hot Public Relations Coordinator for his team is losing it a bit over the musician at the place where they are having a business meeting. He immediately comes up with an idea. He can help Giana get the musician’s attention and she can help him make his ex jealous. Win Win.They form a plan. They make rules. They begin their lessons Then O-M-G! The lessons, I couldn’t get enough of the lessons. (Fanning myself just think about them) Giana has a special request of her own. These two are fun, flirty, so freaking hot together. The lines quickly start to blur. Is it possible this fake relationship is becoming real? But the times when they talked and learned about each others growing up. It was just sweet and vulnerable and in those moments you just knew they were meant to be together.
Here are just a few things you can expect from Blind Side.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ A Fantastically Phenomenal Five Star Read
🏈 A gorgeous Hero who will frustrate you as well as make your heart flutter
👓A Fake/Opposites Attract Relationship
🏈 A beautiful, sweet, and sassy heroine
💋Ex/Other people causing drama
🏈Scorching Hot Scenes
👓Complete Standalone but will be more in this world
Kandi Steiner is an Amazon Top 5 bestselling author and whiskey connoisseur living in Tampa, FL. Best known for writing “emotional rollercoaster” stories, she loves bringing flawed characters to life and writing about real, raw romance — in all its forms. No two Kandi Steiner books are the same, and if you’re a lover of angsty, emotional, and inspirational reads, she’s your gal.
An alumna of the University of Central Florida, Kandi graduated with a double major in Creative Writing and Advertising/PR with a minor in Women’s Studies. She started writing back in the 4th grade after reading the first Harry Potter installment. In 6th grade, she wrote and edited her own newspaper and distributed to her classmates. Eventually, the principal caught on and the newspaper was quickly halted, though Kandi tried fighting for her “freedom of press.”
She took particular interest in writing romance after college, as she has always been a die hard hopeless romantic, and likes to highlight all the challenges of love as well as the triumphs.
When Kandi isn’t writing, you can find her reading books of all kinds, planning her next adventure, or pole dancing (yes, you read that right). She enjoys live music, traveling, playing with her fur babies and soaking up the sweetness of life.