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Review: Leaning Into Forever by Lane Hayes (Leaning Into #7)

Note: An advanced reader copy was provided by the author via IndiGo Marketing & Design.

“Thank you.”“For what?”“I don't know. Just being you. You're exactly what I need right now, and I-I learned the hard way that it's very important to tell people how much they matter to you while you have the chance. So I'm telling you, Levi, my matter to me.”
Gah! This book! I wish it had come with some sort of tissue warning or a note that it should be read in public because, damn it, I ended up reading it while I was out and I got weepy and now I have a bad cold. I'm totally blaming Lane Hayes for this. Why? Because this Leaning Into series ender (WAAAAAH!) was every bit the bittersweet story I expected it to be and yet it also turned out to be far more than I could have ever hoped for. Geordie de la Rosa's story of finding love after the greatest loss of his life has been a long time coming. Well, okay, not like years, but ever since Geordie was introduced i…

Release Blitz: Church. by Stylo Fantôme

Church. (Church #1) by Stylo Fantôme Release Date: July 21, 2018
About Church. A broken girl.
An unusual boy.
A beautiful face that hides a dark secret and an ugly past.
Sealed lips which hide wicked words and dangerous thoughts.
She would kill for him to love her.
He just wants to kill.
Maybe, if Emma Hartley prays hard enough, Church Logan can make both their wishes come true.
Fuse, meet match. 

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About Stylo Fantôme Crazy woman from a remote location in Alaska (where the need for a creative mind is a necessity!), I have been writing since...forever? Yeah, that sounds about right. I have been told that I remind people of Lucille Ball—I also see shades of Jennifer Saunders, and Denis Leary. So basically, I laugh a lot, I'm clumsy a lot, and I say the F-word A LOT.
I like dogs more than I like most people, and I don't trust anyone who doesn't drink. No, I …

Review: Church. by Stylo Fantôme (Church #1)

Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Give Me Books Promotions.
"Jesus," he breathed, and his forehead fell to hers. "It's like I invented you. Where have you been all my life?""In the deepest parts of hell, waiting for you.""Thank you, Emma. Thank you for being perfect."
It's been a few hours since I finished Church. and I'm still struggling to put into words what I thought of this first in a duet by Stylo Fantôme. This was a dark stepbrother romance that was also very much a psychological suspense thriller. There are no hearts and flowers to be found in this story, but if you're in the market for sharp hunting knives and gorgeous sociopaths as main characters, this book could fit the bill. We've got ourselves Emma Hartley, who at twenty-two finds herself with a new stepfather and a scholarship to college. She also unexpectedly discovers that the package comes with stepbrother a couple of years ol…

Re-Release Blitz: Nothing Serious by Jay Northcote

Nothing Serious by Jay Northcote Date Re-Released: July 18, 2018
About Nothing Serious What happens when “nothing serious” turns into something more complicated?
Mark O’Brien is finally being honest with himself. His relationship with Rachel is over and he’s moving out of the home they’ve shared for six years. They get along, but he can’t fix a relationship when the person he’s with is the wrong gender.
Jamie Robertson, one of the removal men, is huge and ridiculously gorgeous, and Mark is smitten at first sight. When a cardboard box splits, revealing items of a personal nature that Mark never wanted anybody to see, he’s mortified. But it sparks the start of a beautiful friendship with benefits.
As Jamie initiates Mark into the joys of gay sex, the two men get increasingly close and “nothing serious” turns into something rather important to both of them. But communication isn’t their strong point. Will either man ever find the courage to be honest about his feelings?
Please note that altho…

Release Blitz: On the DL by Laramie Briscoe

On the DL (MVP #1) by Laramie Briscoe Release Date: July 20, 2018
About On the DL A second-chance romance as scorching hot as a baseball diamond in August.
Slater "Savage" Harlow Winning the MVP award for the Birmingham Bandits last year was the highlight of my baseball career. It was the culmination of childhood dreams, calculated adult decisions, sacrifice, and a hell of a lot of focus. Tearing my ACL in spring training? Not what I expected at all.
Now I'm home, in small town Georgia, rehabbing in the comfort of my own home, with people I know. I'm connecting with friends I haven't had time to talk to in years, spending days at home with my parents, and getting to watch my little brother play minor league baseball. 
What I don't expect is to see Malone Fulcher walking into Del's Diner one morning while having my coffee and egg whites.
She's old flame, the one who got away, and the woman I compare all others to.
Malone Fulcher Spending the summer in my home…

Review: On the DL by Laramie Briscoe (MVP #1)

Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Give Me Books Promotions.
Second-chance romance? Check. Sports romance? Check. First in a duet? Check. Penned by Laramie Briscoe? Check. On the DL doesn't just want to hit a home run but goes for the much coveted grand slam and nearly does, and it gets the author's MVP duet off to a great start. If you're familiar with Briscoe's Moonshine Task Force series, then you may recognize Slater Harlow, aka Savage, as the college roommate and best friend of Caleb Harrison, aka Cruise. His love story basically starts when he was a high school sophomore, having fallen for Malone Fulcher, and it ends after they graduate, engagement abruptly ended and all plans for a future together thrown away. They pursue separate professional dreams and ten years later, they've made them come true--his in Alabama, with him one of the biggest stars in the sport of baseball and hers in New York, with her handling the public rel…

Release Blitz: Surrender by Amy Daws

Surrender (Harris Brothers #4) by Amy Daws Release Date: July 19, 2018
About Surrender One night of complete surrender is all it takes. 
Gareth Harris is Manchester United’s reclusive star defender. He has control over all aspects of his life. But a lifetime of supporting his siblings and filling in for an emotionally absent father has taken its toll. 
Sloan Montgomery is a clothing stylist whose world was turned upside down when she found herself pregnant and moving to Manchester with a man who was never supposed to be her forever. Now recently divorced and struggling with shared custody of her daughter, control is a fleeting concept for this American living in England. 
Both Gareth and Sloan are in need of a release. 
A moment in time where they can forget about their pasts and family pressures...and just...
No one could predict what happens when both of their defences are down.
Surrender is part one of The Final Harris Brother Duet and concludes with Dominate. The Final Harri…

Review: Surrender by Amy Daws (Harris Brothers #4)

Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Give Me Books Promotions.
She gets control of my body. She gets control of my mind. But my heart and soul are mine. I refuse to turn into my father and give myself to a woman entirely at the cost of everything that’s important to me.
This book! So. Frickin'. Good!!! Yeah, it's so good I'm starting this review off with incomplete sentences. Go me! But seriously, Surrender was far more than I could have hoped it would be, and it's impending release was what lit a fire under my butt and had me finally reading the first three novels in the Harris Brothers series (yes, yes, I should be ashamed it took me THIS long to actually read them!). Maybe I should call this the Year of the Amy Daws Book Binge since I listened to Wait for Me--my first ever Daws book--audiobook a couple of months ago and I'm just now all caught up with her series about her football playing brothers. I've also bumped her much earli…