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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…

Book Spotlight: Sink or Swim by L.A. Witt

Sink or Swim (Anchor Point #8) by L.A. Witt Release Date: July 16, 2018 Riptide Publishing
About Sink or Swim When need meets fear, can two very different men find common ground?
Alhazar Bukhari spent his Navy career in the closet. Now he’s retired, divorced, and hungry for the love he’s never had a chance to experience. He tries to put his faith in Allah to bring the right man into his life, but it’s hard to be patient after all this time.
Chaplain Dylan Pedersen spends his days counseling Sailors, and his nights with men he doesn’t know. Months after finally escaping an abusive relationship, he’s terrified of anything more than a physical connection. Maybe it’s a sin, but he’s too lonely to not let men into his bed, and too scared to let them into his heart.
When Alhazar’s civilian job brings him aboard the USS Fort Stevens, and his daily prayers bring him into Dylan’s chapel, the chemistry is instantaneous.  Sex and friendship quickly evolve into more, but Dylan’s too haunted by his rece…

Re-Release Blitz: Redemption by S. Nelson

Redemption by S. Nelson Re-Release Date: July 16, 2018
About Redemption How do you protect someone from the darkness when that’s all you know?  I tried to convince her to run from me.  I tried everything I knew to make her despise me, but she never faltered, pushing back at every turn. 
Mason Maxwell resigned himself to a life of loneliness, forced into a world he didn’t want in order to save his sister, the only living family he had left. And while his life was desolate, it was simple. Until he met her.
Taking care of her sick mother, Lila Stone found herself unemployed. Again. But a chance encounter with a stranger presented the perfect opportunity. Her single reservation… her new boss. 
He’s gorgeous. He’s arrogant and rude. And he’s hiding a dark secret.
Will Lila live by his rules and finally unravel the mystery that is Mason Maxwell?

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About S. Nelson S. Nelson grew up wi…

Review: Redemption by S. Nelson

Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via the Next Step PR.
Redemption is a re-release from S. Nelson and it's the story of a twenty-five-year-old Lila Stone in desperate need of a job after she's fired from her last one. Almost like kismet, a lifeline comes by way of an older woman who's about to retire as a housekeeper. Her new employer, however, doesn't seem all that thrilled about having her around. Mason Maxwell is surly and demanding, making it very clear to Lila that he has no intention of making her life easy while she's under his employ. But then Mason has his reasons for wishing the young woman away. She's a temptation he doesn't want, especially given the fact that he's got secrets that can never be exposed. The more Lila and Mason are around each other, the more the push and pull, until sooner rather than later, they both break.
This was a curious story in that it felt as if it were your run-of-the-mill tale of an imm…

Review: Love Machine by Kendall Ryan

Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author.
If she wants me to be her personal love machine, let's face it, I'll jump at the chance.But we're just friends—always have been, and hopefully always will be. I know she's married to her job, and she knows I'm not interested in settling down. Neither of us wants to fuck up all the good things we've got going on, especially not our friendship.
Keaton Henley may be great at selling software, but it seems that she's got a thing or ten to learn when it comes to the art of seduction. After a failed attempt at cucumber fellatio during her best friend's bachelorette party, Keaton thinks that she needs a few lessons, especially if she hopes to have a far more stellar sex life than the current lackluster state it's in now. The best person to give her pointers could very well be one of her other closest friends: Slate Cruz. The guy never seems to have any problems keeping his bed warm and never la…

Audiobook Spotlight: Unscripted Love by Aimee Nicole Walker, narrated by Joel Leslie

Unscripted Love (Road to Blissville #1) by Aimee Nicole Walker narrated by Joel Leslie Date Released: May 28, 2018 Tantor Media
About Unscripted Love
Kyle Vaughn had three goals in life: become a vet, find the man of his dreams, and start a family. He easily checked off the first item on the list when he took over his grandfather’s veterinary practice. Too bad he wasn’t as lucky in love.

Chaz Hamilton took a leap of faith when he decided to pursue a career in writing, but one best seller didn’t mean he could quit his day job. All work and no play threatened to make Chaz a very dull man when the only romantic action he saw was in the pages of his manuscript. Too bad he couldn’t write his own happily every after.
Circumstances pushed the two men together, and one magical kiss beneath fireworks and stars changed everything. Kyle knew his luck had finally turned around and Chaz found a man far better than any book boyfriend ever written. There was just one problem. Chaz has kept a secret from K…

Book Spotlight: Drive Shaft by Geoffrey Knight

Drive Shaft by Geoffrey Knight Date Re-Released: June 11, 2018
About Drive Shaft Jensen Rivers wasn’t looking for trouble. As the new kid on the block at Clyde’s Body Shop, all Jensen wanted was a job, a place where he could put his head down and ass up. 
But Dean ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson plans on getting more than just Jensen’s hands dirty. Reckless and arrogant, drenched in sweat and dripping with a masculinity that cannot be tamed, Hutch is determined to claim victory over his new work colleague – both physically and sexually.
Will Jensen risk everything to find the love trapped behind Hutch’s fearless fa├žade? Will Hutch bury the secret tragedy of his past before he throws away his last chance at a future? Will the dangers that confront them both be enough to tear them apart… or bring them together forever?
This novel combines two sequential novellas previously published separately, titled Drive Shaft and Drive Shaft: Between a Rock and a Hard Place.

Read my 4.5-starred review of Drive Shaft

Review: Drive Shaft by Geoffrey Knight

Note: A review copy was provided by the author via Vibrant Promotions.
Whoa. This book was SO not what was expecting it to be. Drive Shaft was like me getting into the passenger seat of the car thinking I was headed towards one destination only to realize halfway through that I was on journey that had me double checking my seat belt was locked in and grabbing on to the assist handle. This felt like it had two distinct parts, and it wasn't until after I had read the book and was prepping the promo post that was going to go with the review that I saw the blurb again and saw that this originally was two separate but consecutive novellas, Drive Shaft and Drive Shaft: Between a Rock and a Hard Place, neither of which I read in their original incarnations. The whole two-part feeling aside, Geoffrey Knight wrote a story that had me on the edge of my seat, pun intended.

When twenty-year-old Jensen Rivers leaves Texas on his Ducati, all he has his meager belongings and one destination: Cly…