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Book Spotlight: Whole Lotta Frogs by Samatha Harris

Whole Lotta Frogs by Samatha Harris Date Released: June 19, 2018
About Whole Lotta Frogs My name is Lennox Brooks and I’ll admit, I’ve made a lot of mistakes. I don’t take the big risks, I cover my insecurities with snark, I’ve shown my crazy a few more times then I would’ve liked, and I’ve been trying, and failing at love pretty much since I first grew tits. 
Weirdos, Mama’s boys, the over-coiffed, and underwhelming, I’ve been out with them all, just read my blog. I’ve got horror stories that would curl your toes and singe your nose hairs, but none of them compare to the toad who started it all, Ellis Walker. 
He was the boy next door, the charming, infuriatingly gorgeous one who broke my heart and disappeared without a trace. Now he’s back and determined to throw my life into chaos, dredging up painful memories just when things were getting good. 
But the thing is there are always two sides to every story.
I’ve spent the better part of my life hating him for everything he put me throug…

Review: Whole Lotta Frogs by Samatha Harris

Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Lip Services PR.
Samatha Harris is a new-to-me author and Whole Lotta Frogs is the romantic comedy standalone which introduces me to her writing. This book has an enemies-to-lovers slash second chance romance feel to it, with a woman who knows what it's like to have to go through one proverbial frog after another when it comes to dating. Lennox Brooks isn't even looking for a prince; she just wants a man worthy of her. Maybe she's just a magnet for the frog variety. After all, the first boy she loved turned out to be the first one to ever break her heart. Ellis Walker was, quite literally, the boy next door. They were friends who ended up hanging out with two different social circles in high school. He went from buddy to tormentor, but it was when he stood her up for prom that cemented him in the annals of history as King Toad. Now he's back, and he seems to be EVERYWHERE. He seems to think that there&#…

Book Spotlight: Spark by Posy Roberts

Spark (North Star #1) by Posy Roberts Date Re-Released: June 23, 2018
About Spark A love story with a seventeen-year intermission.
Hugo Thorson fell in love when he was sixteen. He’s maybe been in love since, but probably not. He’s been too busy directing plays to devote much time to men who can’t accept all of him. No one ever made him feel like his first love did.
Kevin Magnus married a woman and has two children, but the marriage wasn’t happy. In the shadow of divorce, he’s striving to be a better father, but he’s still a work in progress.
When Hugo and Kevin bump into each other at the lake, memories of their last kiss incite a new first kiss. Visions of the life they always wanted are vivid, but so much stands in the way of their dreams. Hugo is out and proud but no one knows Kevin’s bisexual. If Kevin comes out, he risks losing custody of his kids. If he doesn’t walk hand in hand with Hugo, he risks losing the love of his life.
The curtain may never rise on their second act.

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Review: Spark by Posy Roberts (North Star #1)

Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Signal Boost Promotions.
Spark is the first book in Posy Roberts's North Star trilogy, with each book being re-released after having been originally released by Dreamspinner Press a few years back. Funnily, I didn't realize that I had already read the books a couple of years ago until after I started reading an advanced reader copy (ARC) of book one. That being said, I continued reading, and I'm glad that I did because it was great being able to re-experience the first part of Hugo Thorson and Kevin Magnus's love story. Because it has been about two years since I read the trilogy, I can't be a hundred percent positive what, if any, changes may have been made. What matters is that it's the same story.

When he was only sixteen, Hugo Thorson had fallen totally and absolutely in love with Kevin Magnus and Kevin loved him just as much. But life and circumstances beyond their control led them down diff…

Release Blitz: Ride Me by Rebecca Brooke

Ride Me (Jaded Ivory #2) by Rebecca Brooke Date Released: June 28, 2018
About Ride Me Regret. I’m a man living with regret. It eats at me night and day. 
Eight years ago, I ran from Reagan instead of facing the music. I was sure he would shut me out if he knew the truth, so I beat him to the punch. I left and never looked back.
Or at least I tried not to.
To this day, Reagan is always in the back of my mind, trying to make me remember the fun we had. I always wonder what he would have thought if I’d told him everything. 
The regret echoes in my head.
Now he’s standing in front of me, looking for answers I doubt he’s ready for.
Can Reagan accept me for who I really am?

Read my 3.5-starred review of Ride Me.
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About Rebecca Brooke Rebecca Brooke grew up in the shore towns of South Jersey. Writing has always been a love for her, as well as reading. She loves to hit the beach, but always with her kindle on hand. She is married t…

Review: Ride Me by Rebecca Brooke (Jaded Ivory #2)

Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Enticing Journey Book Promotions.
I was looking forward to reading Ride Me, the second novel in Rebecca Brooke's Jaded Ivory series, since I first read the blurb for it. I also make no secret of the fact that I'm an M/M romance fangirl, and when an author who's known for M/F romance tries their hand at M/M, I get really curious. This second book is the story of twenty-six-year-old Sawyer Alason, drummer for the up and coming rock band Jaded Ivory, who has an unexpected reunion with his best friend. It's been seven years since Reagan Setton last saw the guy who had been his best friend since they were children. Sawyer had disappeared without a word after they had graduated from high school, and while Reagan would love to catch up on everything they've missed over the years, what he wants more is an explanation. But how the hell is Sawyer supposed to tell Reagan that the reason he left was because he&…

Book Spotlight: Strong Hold by Sarah Castille

Strong Hold (Redemption #5)
by Sarah Castille Release Date: July 3, 2018 Sourcebooks Casablanca
About Strong Hold “Shayla?”
For the longest moment Zack’s brain couldn’t process the sight in front of him.
Seven years, ten months and twenty-seven days. That was how long it had been since he’d seen her. That was how long it had been since he’d lived a life without regret.
Fight promoter Zack Grayson is on the prowl for a rising star. As the top recruiter of a prestigious MMA promotion company, he wants to take someone where he will never be able to go again: the top of the professional league. He didn’t expect that someone to be the woman he loved…and left.
Top-ranked MMA amateur fighter Shayla “Shilla the Killa” Tanner built walls around her heart when Zack left her seven years ago—and again when her husband turned violent. Now, seeing Zack is nearly enough to send those walls crumbling. But she can’t risk the exposure of the limelight, and she definitely can’t risk another heartbreak.
As Shay…

Release Blitz: Leaning Into Forever by Lane Hayes

Leaning Into Forever (Leaning Into #7) by Lane Hayes Release Date: June 29, 2018 June 27, 2018 (early release)
About Leaning Into Forever Geordie De La Rosa is a legend among wine lovers in Napa Valley. His ultra-fabulous style paired with a penchant for leading impromptu sing-a-longs has made him a star attraction at Conrad Winery. Co-owning a well-respected winery was never Geordie’s aspiration but he likes the niche he’s made for himself. He won’t deny that his job and his friends have helped ease his heartache and grief after the death of his longtime partner.
Levi Yeager excels at the art of reinventing himself. He’s been a minor league baseball player, a college coach and now a restaurant owner. The problem is he doesn’t know anything about the food business. And when his chef quits unexpectedly, he’s afraid his new venture is doomed. But Levi isn’t a quitter. It may be the only thing he has in common with the beautiful, sassy man from the neighboring winery who agrees to help get hi…