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Review: Oversight by Santino Hassell (The Community #2)

Note: This ARC was provided by Riptide Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Holden closed his eyes for a moment, taking deep breaths and trying to push down the building urge to pull Six close to him. To kiss him. Be one with him. Because there wasn't time for that now. And he couldn't believe everything Six said. Especially when he'd hidden all this since stepping foot inside of Evolution. And Holden still had no idea if this was all a game. Clever words used to convince a mark.
I try to keep my expectations realistic when I read a new book, but let's be honest here. When it comes to go-to authors, expectations are higher. Take Santino Hassell for example. He's consistently left me awed with every novel of his that I've read. With Insight, the first in his The Community paranormal romance series and loosely connected to Stygian, he set the bar impossibly high for the two other novels to follow. Surprise, surprise. Oversight didn't jus…

Release Blast: Rock Star by Stacey Kennedy

Rock Star (Bad Boy Homecoming #5) by Stacey Kennedy Release Date: June 27, 2017
About Rock Star A high school reunion is about to get down and dirty and a whole lot more complicated in this new erotic romance from USA Today bestselling author Stacey Kennedy. 
Veterinarian Rae Evans expects to attend a dreadful ten-year high school reunion. Instead, she’s confronted by a past she’s never gotten over. The love of her life, Travis Walker, has returned to Catfish Creek, and the now-famous rock star wants only three things: Her. Naked. And screaming his name.
Fresh off his last world tour, Travis has returned to town to get a dose of reality. With fame casting a superficial cloud over Travis’s life, he’s scrambling to stay afloat. He needs an anchor, and Rae is that for him. But as he finds himself, he’s determined to remind Rae of the heat that once burned between them.
Before they know it, their one hot night is three, and soon, just like ten years ago, Travis holds the strings to Rae’s heart…

Review: Rock Star by Stacey Kennedy (Bad Boy Homecoming #5)

Note: This ARC was provided by the author via Tasty Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.
Author Stacey Kennedy's Rock Star is the fifth and final story in the multi-authored Bad Boy Homecoming series. While all five books can more or less be read as standalones, if you intend to read every single one of the stories, I'm recommending you read them in order--Dropout by Carrie Ann Ryan, Trouble by Avery Flynn, Prom Queen by Katee Robert, Honor by Kennedy Layne, and Rock Star by Stacey Kennedy. There are spoilers here concerning other couples in the series, so consider that fair warning. They're all fairly short reads, so I think one weekend will suffice.

Rock Star is the story of high school sweethearts Travis Walker and Rae Evans, who, at eighteen, went their separate ways in order to pursue their dreams--his to become a famous singer and songwriter and hers to become a veterinarian and open multiple clinics--even though they were both madly in love. At their tenth ye…

Series Spotlight: The Hope Series by Cardeno C.

The Hope Series
(Hope #1-#3) McFarland's Farm (Hope #1) September 10, 2014 Jesse's Diner (Hope #2) September 29, 2015 Smitty's Sheriff (Hope #3) July 17, 2017 by Cardeno C.
About the Hope series McFarland's Farm(book one) Quiet but lonely Jared has to decide how much of himself he's willing to risk to keep party-boy Lucas.

Wealthy, attractive Lucas Reika treats life like a party, moving from bar to bar and man to man. Thumbing his nose at his restaurateur father's demand that he earn his keep, Lucas instead seduces a valued employee in the kitchen of their flagship restaurant, earning himself an ultimatum: lose access to his father's money or stay in the middle of nowhere with a man he has secretly lusted over from afar.
Quiet, hard-working Jared McFarland loves his farm on the outskirts of Hope, Arizona, but he aches to have someone to come home to at the end of the day. Jared agrees to take in his longtime crush as a favor. But when Lucas invades his heart in addition …

Review: Jesse's Diner by Cardeno C. (Hope #2)

Note: This ebook was provided by the author via Social Butterfly PR in exchange for an honest review.
At twenty-two, Tanner Sellers considers himself fortunate to have the kind of life that he has. His best friend Mike may be three hours away in college in Las Vegas, but he knows he can count on him, just like he always has in the six years they've been friends. Mike's pops Jesse became Tanner's mentor, and after his heartbreaking passing nearly two years ago, Jesse left his diner in Tanner's capable hands. When Mike calls Tanner and asks him to check in on Mike's dad because he's worried about him, Tanner may be hesitant but he agrees to do so. So what if thirty-nine-year-old Steve Faus is the guy he's had a crush on since he was sixteen? This is the man who's still grieving the loss of his partner--the same man who is his best friend's father. There's no way Steve would be interested in Tanner, but when Steve surprises him by asking him out on…

Review: McFarland's Farm by Cardeno C. (Hope #1)

Note: This ebook was provided by the author via Social Butterfly PR in exchange for an honest review.
McFarland's Farm is the first novella in the Hope series from author Cardeno C. When twenty-four-year-old Lucas Reika's latest shenanigan because one too many for his wealthy restaurateur father, he's cut off financially until he gets his act together. He's placed on a bus and sent off to the small town of Hope in Arizona, which is where Jared McFarland has his farm, the same Jared that Lucas has had a crush on for years. But nothing can come of that crush on the thirty-two-year-old farmer. After all, Jared's straight and he's Lucas's half-sister's ex-husband. Lucas just needs to focus on getting his time in the middle of nowhere over and done with as soon as possible so he can get back to life in the city. But the more time he spends on the farm, the more Lucas finds purpose, and the more time he spends with Jared, the more Lucas finds himself wondering…

Release Blitz: Shattered King by Sherilee Gray

Shattered King (Lawless Kings #1) by Sherilee Gray Release Date: June 27, 2017 SMP Swerve
About Shattered King He’s after the woman who helped put him behind bars. She’s been in hiding for three years raising the son he doesn’t know about.
Holding a grudge has never felt so good.
Shattered King is an intense, ultra-sexy standalone novel set in the world of the Lawless Kings. Sherilee Gray’s raw, hard, beautiful, deeply-emotional voice will leave you breathless long after the last page. 

Shattered King is a sexy, beautiful second chance love story... a truly enjoyable read.”  –Sawyer Bennett, New York Times bestselling author
"Raw, gritty, and full of supercharged sexual tension... Shattered King will break you into pieces right before it stitches you back together again."  –Diana Gardin, author of Sworn to Protect (Rescue Ops series)

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An Excerpt from Shattered King I blinked several times, wor…

Release Blitz: The King by Skye Warren

The King (Masterpiece #1) by Skye Warren Release Date: June 27, 2017
About The King The highest stakes...
My father gambles every night, falling deeper and deeper into debt. When he hits the bottom, he places a new bet: his daughter. I'm his entry bet to the biggest underground poker game.
Every kind of danger circles the velvet-covered table, but only one man makes me tremble.
A trailer park princess.
The son of a criminal king.
We don't belong together, but I'm caught in a twisted game.
His eyes meet mine with dark promise. And when he puts down his cards, I know I'm going to lose more than my body. I'm going to lose everything.
The King is the first book in the new Masterpiece duet about risking your heart and finding yourself. It's a spin-off from the USA Today bestselling trilogy but can be read separately.

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