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Book Spotlight: A Cowboy State of Mind by Jennie Marts

A Cowboy State of Mind (Creedence Horse Rescue #1) by Jennie Marts Date Released: June 30, 2020 Sourcebooks Casablanca
About A Cowboy State of Mind The town of Creedence, Colorado, gets involved in horse rescue in bestseller Jennie Marts’ brilliant new series
Zane Taylor has a gift for communicating with animals, particularly horses, but he’s at a loss when it comes to women. He’s a scarred and battered loner who has sworn off love—except he can’t seem to stay away from Bryn Callahan.
Bryn Callahan has a heart for strays, as evidenced by the assembly of abandoned animals that have found their way to her doorstep. But she is through trying to save damaged men. She vows to date only nice guys, which is a category that does not include Zane Taylor. Too bad he’s the one who sets her pulse racing every time she’s around him.
A chance encounter with a horse headed for slaughter brings Zane and Bryn together. Although starting a horse rescue ranch wasn’t in the plan, now Zane and Bryn have a chanc…

Cover Reveal: Drowning in Stars by Debra Anastasia

Drowning in Stars by Debra Anastasia Release Date: August 9, 2020

About Drowning in Stars …he walked a tightrope five stories up just to hold my hand. 
Gaze: I moved into the building next to Pixie when I was eleven. She blew bubbles through my window. I shot my Nerf gun through hers. We both had secrets, but one of us was fated to get hurt. I wanted it to be me. 
Pixie: When I was afraid of the dark, he would shine a light in my window. We shared our popsicles and I taught him how to get a good swing on the playground. I never imagined I’d have to decide who got to live and who didn’t. I chose him --and he could never know.
She walked a tightrope five stories up just to save my life…

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About Debra Anastasia Debra Anastasia creates pretend people in her head and paints them on the giant, beautiful canvas of your imagination. She has a Bachelor of Science in Political Science degree and writes new adult angst and romantic comedies. She lives in Maryland with…

Review: Just Like Heaven & True Faith by T.L. Bradford (Young Americans #1-#2)

Note: Review copies were provided by the author via GRR ARC Team.
T.L. Bradford is a new-to-me author, and the first two books in her Young Americans series are my introduction to her writing. For the sake of keeping things simple and concise, I'm writing one review for both Just Like Heaven and True Faith (books one and two in the series, respectively). These books focus on the same couple, Noah Sinclair and Joshua Hill, the former being an established actor in a fictional Netflix-streamed show called Americana in the role of Jace Alexander, and the latter being a promising new actor who has been cast as Jace's latest love interest, Max Shephard. Both men identify as straight, but that doesn't stop either of them from noticing the other the first time they meet. Acting like a couple in front of the camera is one thing, but once those cameras stop rolling, how will they explain the desire to be together?

Just Like Heaven was a long read. A REALLY long read, far longer than …

Release Blitz: Better Have Heart by Andy Gallo & Anyta Sunday

Better Be Sure (Harrison Campus #1) by Andy Gallo & Anyta Sunday Release Date: July 1, 2020
About Better Have Heart They hate everything about each other, so why do they harmonize so well?
Isaiah Nettles wants a chance. A chance to help his family.

The prestigious Gage Scholarship will secure his future. He needs this.
The competition might be hot, but Darren Gage is a golden child.
No way will Isaiah let an entitled rich kid be handed the award.

But what if Darren is more than an entitled rich kid?

Darren Gage wants to be seen. Seen as more than just his name.

The Gage Scholarship will let him shine. He needs this.
Sure, Isaiah is insanely sexy—and right to stand up for himself—but he is the competition.
No way will Darren let just anyone take his legacy.

But what if Isaiah isn’t just anyone?

Better Have Heart is an enemies to lovers, slow burn M/M romance with a HEA. This New Adult, college, opposite attract, rich-boy poor-boy novel can be read as a standalone.

Read my 4.5-starred revi…

Review: Better Have Heart by Andy Gallo & Anyta Sunday (Harrison Campus #2)

Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the authors via A Novel Take PR.
Who doesn't love a fantastically written redemption story? If you've read the Harrison Campus series starter, Better Be Sure, then you'll surely remember Darren Gage, a member of Pi Kappa Phi, the fraternity that Jackson Murphy was also part of. Darren was best friends with the guy who lived to make trouble for Jack and his adoptive brother. In the second book, Better Have Heart, Darren has come out, but he quickly surmises that he's nothing more than a disappointment to his family, particularly his father. Living up to his family's legacy is of utmost importance, and the Gage Scholarship is key in his plan to show everyone that he's worthy. He didn't expect to have to actually go up against with someone for the darn thing, but when Isaiah Nettles decides to file a complaint regarding the process by which a student is chosen, expectation turns into competition. Isaiah needs…

Book Spotlight: Pawn by T.M. Frazier

Pawn (Pawn #2) by T.M. Frazier Date Released: June 24, 2020
About Pawn Born into hell. Baptism by betrayal. 
 His life revolves around violence. 
My life is on the line.  I'm trapped both physically and emotionally. A pawn in a game I didn't know I was playing.  Until I met him.  Pike acts without emotion, but I know he feels something for me.  I see it in his eyes when he looks at me. I feel it when he's close.  I know it's real because I feel it too.  Lust. Desire.  It complicates everything.  I know that I'm part of Pike's plan for revenge.  He doesn't know he's part of mine. 

Pawn is book two of the Pawn duet. Pike is book one.

Read my four-starred review of Pawn.
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An Excerpt from Pawn Pike bends me over the sink. I grip the edge to prevent falling face-first against the porcelain. I glance up at him through the mirror to where he's standing behind me, appraising my body with fierc…

Review: Fakers by Lucy Lennox & May Archer

Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the authors.
You know how you come across something and you have no idea just how much you needed it you already have it? That's what Fakers was to me. It's the end of the month--the end of the first half of the year--and with so much going on in my offline life, I desperately needed a break. Something to take me away, if even for a couple or so hours, from the hustle and bustle of my daily norm. Well, Lucy Lennox and May Archer came to my rescue by way of a book that made snort laugh more than once and snicker like someone who knows the polite thing to do is to look away but where the heck is the fun in that? Another great bonus? This book is a complete standalone.

For the past ten years, twenty-eight-year-old Brooks Johnson has gone from college student to graduate to hardworking advertising executive in New York. He's kept his distance from his hometown but after his mother calls him regarding his father's health c…

Release Blitz: Hard to Handle by K. Bromberg

Hard to Handle (Play Hard #1) by K. Bromberg Release Date: June 30, 2020
About Hard to Handle At first, the request seemed simple—sign a new athlete to the agency. 
Then I found out the new athlete was none other than the most wanted man in hockey today: Hunter Maddox.
Gifted. Sexy. At the top of his game. And the only man who has ever broken my heart.
If signing him will help save our family business, I’ll swallow my pride and do what’s asked. 
But when it becomes clear his uncharacteristic antics off the ice are a hint of something deeper, keeping things strictly professional between us becomes more than complicated.
But I know better than to cross that line. 
I’ll never date a client. Not even for him.
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Win the Stanley Cup and do it before time runs out. 
Not a small feat, but it’s what’s motivated me since the start of my career. 
And time is running out.
Enter Dekker Kincade.
Feisty. Dogged. Damn gorgeous. The one I let get away.
I have no idea why she’s traveling with the team…