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[ARC Review] A Lady for a Duke by Alexis Hall

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Publisher's synopsis:  When Viola Carroll was presumed dead at Waterloo she took the opportunity to live, at last, as herself. But freedom does not come without a price, and Viola paid for hers with the loss of her wealth, her title, and her closest companion, Justin de Vere, the Duke of Gracewood. Only when their families reconnect, years after the war, does Viola learn how deep that loss truly was. Shattered without her, Gracewood has retreated so far into grief that Viola barely recognizes her old friend in the lonely, brooding man he has become. As Viola strives to bring Gracewood back to himself, fresh desires give new names to old feelings. Feelings that would have been impossible once and may be impossible still, but which Viola cannot deny. Even if they cost her everything, all over again. My thoughts: I absolutely loved A Lady for a Duke . Between Hall's nuanced writing, the fantastic (and fantastically understanding) characters, and the perfect blending of historical

[Release Blitz] Once Upon an Island by Sarah Ready

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He might be much more than meets the eye. Once Upon an Island, an all-new romantic comedy retelling of Pride and Prejudice set in the Caribbean from author Sarah Ready, is available now! Fun-loving Isla Waterstone loves her laid-back life on Mariposa Island. She has everything she could ever want…a great job as a journalist for the local paper, amazing friends, and pink sand beaches with stunning tropical sunsets. The only problem with tiny tropical islands? There are more sea turtles than single men. So when British billionaire Declan Fox and his aristocratic friend arrive, Isla’s friends know this can mean only one thing. Marriage. After all, it’s a truth universally acknowledged, when a single billionaire travels to a tropical island, he must be in want of a wife. But Isla isn’t convinced. Especially because Declan is the most rude, arrogant, prideful man she’s ever met. Or is he? From tropical Mariposa to England and back again, this playful summer romcom finds

[Sneak Peek] Once Upon an Island by Sarah Ready

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A beachy take on a classic romance. Once Upon an Island, a steamy and hilarious Pride and Prejudice retelling set in the Caribbean from author Sarah Ready is coming May 24th, and we have your first look! Fun-loving Isla Waterstone loves her laid-back life on Mariposa Island. She has everything she could ever want…a great job as a journalist for the local paper, amazing friends, and pink sand beaches with stunning tropical sunsets. The only problem with tiny tropical islands? There are more sea turtles than single men. So when British billionaire Declan Fox and his aristocratic friend arrive, Isla’s friends know this can mean only one thing. Marriage. After all, it’s a truth universally acknowledged, when a single billionaire travels to a tropical island, he must be in want of a wife. But Isla isn’t convinced. Especially because Declan is the most rude, arrogant, prideful man she’s ever met. Or is he? From tropical Mariposa to England and back again, this playful su

[Blog Tour] Starry-Eyed Love by Helena Hunting

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"Hunting puts her own sexy spin on the classic fairy-tale" - Booklist Starry-Eyed Love, an all-new laugh out loud romantic comedy with off the charts chemistry and all the feels from New York Times bestselling author Helena Hunting, is available now! Charming, hilarious, and emotional, Starry-Eyed Love is Helena Hunting at her very best! Having just broken up with her boyfriend, London Spark is not in the mood to be hit on. Especially not when she’s out celebrating her single status with her sisters. So when a very attractive man pays for their drinks and then slips her his number, she passes it right back to him with a ‘thanks, but no thanks’. As the business administrator for their family’s event hotel, the Spark House, London has more important things to worry about, like bringing in new clientele. As luck would have it, a multi-million-dollar company calls a few months later asking for a meeting to discuss a potential partnership, and London is ea

[ARC Review] Starry-Eyed Love by Helena Hunting

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I fell in love with the Spark sisters in When Sparks Fly  last year, so I was extra excited when I heard that London Spark, the middle parental sister, was getting her own story!  London Spark has hit a slump. Her relationship prospects are dull at best, and as much as she loves her sisters and Spark House, she doesn't love her work there and it's become physically and mentally draining. As Avery takes more time away from work to plan her wedding to Declan, the more London begins to dread her hours doing financials at Spark House while neglecting her Etsy shop more and more. But then London meets Jackson Holt. A self-made, environmentally-conscious millionaire with many of the same tragedies in his past that London has in hers, Jackson and London couldn't be more compatible with each other. However, with work in the way, plenty of family drama at hand, and secrets Jackson is apparently not ready to share, London accepts that her love for Jackson is just not written in the s

[ARC Review] Right Number, Wrong Girl by Emma Hart

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Emma Hart returns with another hilarious, enemies-to-lovers rom-com; quintessentially British, Right Number, Wrong Girl  will have readers laughing out loud while simultaneously shaking their head at just how deep Sophie has gotten herself when it comes to helping out her best friend. When her event planner best friend is stuck out of the country, Sophie agrees to step in and help organize the Dowager Duchess of Devon's eightieth birthday party. The only problem? Sophie is the least organized person and she doesn't have the slightest idea how to plan a party. So with Camilla's reputation on the line, Sophie does what any girl would do: she enlists the help of the Duke of Devon's two sons: Hugo, who stands to inherit the dukedom one day, and his younger brother, Henry. While the brothers know just far out of her element Sophie really is, the rest of their aristocratic family has no idea. In order to pull off this party, Sophie has to rely heavily on Hugo and she despises

[Blog Tour] Right Number Wrong Girl by Emma Hart

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Will Ms. Wrong find Mr. Right? Right Number Wrong Girl, an all-new, sexy, opposites attract, romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author Emma Hart is out now! Excerpt He turned to me. “I don’t see a car outside. Did you drive here?” I paused. “No. I cycled.” “You cycled?” Evelyn snorted, getting up. “People do use things other than cars to get around, you know. Back in my day, cars were for the rich.” Hugo slid her a look. “You were the rich. You are the rich.” “Good point. Never mind, then.” She winked at me, adding a cheeky grin to it, and walked towards the door. “I trust you’ll be taking Camilla back to her cottage.” “Oh, it’s fine,” I said, right as Hugo said, “I won’t be passing there.” Evelyn stopped dead in front of him and craned her neck to look up at him. “It wasn’t a request, Hugo.” He rolled his shoulders. “Understood.” “That’s what I thought.” She tapped his leg with her stick, and he stepped aside to let her pass. It was abundantly clear who r

[Blog Tour] Matchmaking a Billionaire by Angela Denise

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He’s a rich, entitled jerk and she’s falling for him fast. Matchmaking a Billionaire, a hilarious, billionaire, matchmaking rom-com from New York Times bestselling author Denise Grover Swank and USA Today bestselling author Angela Casella writing as Angela Denise is out now! Excerpt Bryn “People are always watching you, aren’t they?” I ask. Rory takes a step toward me, and I think again about all those watching eyes. Everyone in town will be watching us now, and they’ll sense . . . Well, they’ll sense that we’re obviously in lust with each other. “Are you watching me, Bryn?” he says softly. Well, throw a bucket of water on me and call me the Wicked Witch of the West. “Sometimes it’s hard to look away,” I admit, my mouth forming the words before I have time to give it a talking-to. His eyes sparkle, as if I just confirmed something he’s wondered about, desperately. “Do you ask so many questions of all of your clients?” “Yes,” I fib. While he might be averse to white

[ARC Review] Matchmaking a Billionaire by Angela Denise

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I've loved the romance and sometimes outright ridiculousness that has gone into the plots of Angela Denise's Bad Luck Club books, so I was so excited when I saw that they were writing a spin-off from that world. While Matchmaking a Billionaire  does feature references to people and events that happened in the Bad Luck Club series, readers can definitely read Bryn and Rory's story as a standalone.  Bryn Mayberry and her sister have long wanted to bring their family's matchmaking business into the 21st century. With an dating app design in place, they only need someone to help them build it - if only Nana Mayberry would let them. Stuck in her ways of old school, face-to-face matchmaking, Nana doesn't want to hear anything about dating apps. But when tech billionaire Rory Byrne enters the picture, Nana sees him as a celebrity who can elevate their business even if she has to entertain thoughts of dating apps in the process. Now Bryn, a matchmaker who gave up on love a

[ARC Review] Immortal Rising by Lynsay Sands

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In the latest installment of the Argeneau series, Lynsay Sands brings two previous secondary characters front and center as an old threat makes his violent return and almost finishes what he started years ago. Between hearing everyone else's thoughts and having to survive as an Edentate, a fangless immortal, Stephanie has had a rough life since she was turned thirteen years ago. But, at least she can pass as human. The same can't be said for Thorne, one of Dressler's experiments with feathers for hair and giant wings on his back. In an attempt to live a normal life, Thorne finds himself next door to Stephanie's country home in Canada where he hopes to remove his wings once and for all. Once Thorne and Stephanie connect, both start to envision a future where Thorne is accepted as he is with Stephanie by his side. But just as Stephanie realizes Thorne might be her life mate, a common enemy from their past turns up and threatens everything they hold dear: their families, t

[ARC Review] Love Bites by Duckie Mack

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The guys of Crow's Nest are back in another Love Bank Romance from Duckie Mack! Jonah has made it pretty big as a member of Crow's Nest, but now he wants to pursue another passion: cooking in his own food truck. So in between tours, Jonah starts up his own food truck business, bass bEATS. But he may have stepped on a few toes in the process, namely Van - the owner of the Hog Heaven food truck. But when Van puts his hatred aside and comes to Jonah's rescue, they both realize there's a spark between them they both want to pursue. But before long, Jonah has to make a decision: choose his friends in the band, or start a new path for himself with the first true love he's ever known. I loved the first two books in the Love Bank series, and Jonah and Van's story is no exception. There were a lot of fantastic elements in this story: enemies-to-lovers, tough discussions on following your passions, an adorable height difference, and my personal favorite: a demisexual main

[Cover Reveal] Once Upon an Island by Sarah Ready

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He’s a billionaire in search of a wife. She’s the last person on the list. Once Upon an Island, a stand alone rom-com retelling of Pride and Prejudice set in the Caribbean from author Sarah Ready is coming May 24th, and we have the beautiful cover! A beachy take on a classic romance from romcom author Sarah Ready. Fun-loving Isla Waterstone loves her laid-back life on Mariposa Island. She has everything she could ever want…a great job as a journalist for the local paper, amazing friends, and pink sand beaches with stunning tropical sunsets. The only problem with tiny tropical islands? There are more sea turtles than single men. So when British billionaire Declan Fox and his aristocratic friend arrive, Isla’s friends know this can mean only one thing. Marriage. After all, it’s a truth universally acknowledged, when a single billionaire travels to a tropical island, he must be in want of a wife. But Isla isn’t convinced. Especially because Declan is the most rude, ar

[ARC Review] Part of Your World by Abby Jimenez

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Alexis Montgomery thought her world was tumbling down around her; her ex won't leave her alone, her parents have been emotional abusing her for years, and now her brother - who was supposed to be live up to their parents' expectations for her - has eloped and fled the country. Ending up with her car in a ditch outside of rural Wakan, Minnesota is just the cherry on top of everything else going wrong for the ER doctor. But then Ali meets Daniel Grant; he's ten years younger than her, does carpentry, and occasionally babysits baby goats in pajamas. He's everything that Ali can't have in her world of prestige, money, and fame. But Daniel, who does nothing but love and care for Alexis despite their impossibility as a couple, may just be the one person that Ali truly needs.  I cannot rave about Alexis and Daniel enough. I was legitimately hooked on this story from page one, and had a hard time putting this book down for things like work and sleep; if I had the hours to r

[ARC Review] Gold Rush by Jenny Bunting

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An absolute enemies-to-lovers romance with strong commentary on what makes us complete, Gold Rush  by Jenny Bunting was definitely more than just a steamy romance. The second book in the Finch Family series, Gold Rush  follows Reid and Whitney as they go from college rivals to so much more.  Reid is a people-pleaser: he's put his dreams of becoming a published author on hold in order to dedicate his time to helping his family's brewery succeed. He thought that was enough. Until Whitney comes to Goldheart. The one person who can rile Reid up, Whitney went from being a stellar student in their college writing class to being a hugely successful indie author. Reid isn't jealous; he just doesn't like Whitney. But with Whitney staying in town in order to finish her latest novel, everything Reid thought he felt for Whitney goes out the window. With their feelings more undeniable every day, Reid and Whitney will have a lot to work through before they can find their happily-ever

[ARC Review] The Love You Deserve by Jen Morris

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Josie has had feelings for her boss Cory ever since she began working at his bar five years ago. But when a problem at the animal shelter she volunteers at forces her - and her foster dog, Pretzel - to stay with Cory for a few weeks, sparks fly as she discovers he's had feelings for her, too. But as decades-old issues come to light, it won't be smooth sailing for the new couple. To find happiness with each other, they'll have to fight against a lifetime of self-doubt. This is the fourth book in Morris' Love in the City series, and I truly do think these book are just getting better and better with each new release.  The Love You Deserve has everything I love in a contemporary romance: forced proximity, age gap, boss/employee, years of unrequited pining, a brooding man, perfect spice, an absolutely adorable puppy, and a fantastic setting. Jen Morris has certainly done it again with this novel.  I loved these characters. Josie is a people pleaser through and through, just

[Blog Tour] The Secret by Max Monroe

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Let the games begin… The Secret, an all-new uber sexy, laugh-out-loud rom com from New York Times bestselling author Max Monroe, is available now! Dear Fellow Bookworms, I need your help. I, Rachel Rose, am in quite the pickle with a hot-as-sin English Lit professor by the name of Ty Winslow, and I don’t know how to get out of it. Let me break it down for you: Girl meets Guy. Girl gives Guy her underwear on a dare but nothing else identifying (like her name or number) because she plans to never see Guy again. But Girl does see Guy again, in a very professional setting, where she is to be the Teaching Assistant to his Professor for an entire semester. Girl would like to ignore all events of the past, but Guy is a whole list of tempting things that are hard to resist. (See below:) #1: Insanely attractive. #2: The most fun a girl could ever have. #3: Successful and intelligent. #4: He can quote Walt Whitman at the drop of a hat—which I’m su