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Book Spotlight: Electric Blue Love by Rebecca Jenshak

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Electric Blue Love by Rebecca Jenshak Date Released: June 18, 2018
About Electric Blue Love A shy, college heroine, an older, charming hero, and a fake relationship in this friends-to-lovers romance.  
Court: Here's a thing I learned a long time ago... guys and girls don't think about relationships the same way. Especially in college. So, when I caught the girl sitting next to me on the plane reading a magazine article on how to get out of the friend zone, I did something I never do – I got involved. 
One look into her electric blue eyes and the darkness inside of me faded.  Light and hope radiated from her like a neon sign. 
Guys like me know how to get the girl, but we rarely get to keep them.  
Bianca: Girls like me fade into the background. Nice, quiet, smart girls without the latest trendy clothes. My friendship with Court started as an opportunity to get inside the male mind, but it turned into so much more. 
His touch sent current coursing through my veins.  His kiss jolted m…

Review: Electric Blue Love by Rebecca Jenshak

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Note: A review copy was provided by the author via Wildfire Marketing Solutions.
Bianca was the first person I'd ever connected with who had a happy, functioning family life and that part of her made my dark feel darker, but all the good, all the light she brought outweighed the dark and I found it was worth it to be uncomfortable when I was near her.
I already knew Rebecca Jenshak was a noteworthy author, thanks to her four previous titles that I've had the pleasure of reading (the three currently available novels in her Smart Jocks series and If Not for Love, all of which I've read in a span of five months), but her standalone from 2018, which I only read today, is a standout, making it one of my top reads for this year and one that I would readily recommend to any romance reader out there. Electric Blue Love had originality and creativity without sacrificing any of the other elements that make a romance what it is. This goes beyond tropes and what-have-yous. It is, simpl…

Book Spotlight: How to Love a Duke in Ten Days by Kerrigan Byrne

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How to Love a Duke in Ten Days (Devil You Know #1) by Kerrigan Byrne Date Released: August 27, 2019 St. Martin's Paperbacks
About How to Love a Duke in Ten Days The first in an exciting new series by USA Today bestseller Kerrigan Byrne!
These men are dark, bold, and brave. And there is only one woman who can bring them to their knees...
Famed and brilliant, Lady Alexandra Lane has always known how to look out for to herself. But nobody would ever expect that she has darkness in her past—one that she pays a blackmailer to keep buried. Now, with her family nearing bankruptcy, Alexandra strikes upon a solution: Get married to one of the empire’s most wealthy eligible bachelors. Even if he does have the reputation of a devil.
Love takes no prisoners...
Piers Gedrick Atherton, the Duke of Redmayne, is seeking revenge and the first step is securing a bride. Winning a lady’s hand is not so easy, however, for a man known as the Terror of Torcliff. Then, Alexandra enters his life like a bolt of li…

Book Spotlight: Handle with Care by Marie Harte

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Handle with Care (Veteran Movers #3) by Marie Harte Date Released: August 27, 2019 Sourcebooks Casablanca
About Handle with Care Evan Griffith has had a hell of a day...
And that was before he met the stunning, sexy woman having a meltdown.

Evan Griffith has had many careers in his life. But who knew working for his family’s moving company would hold just as much action as his stint in the Marine Corps? On an unforgettable job, Evan finds himself taken by a teenage conman and confronted by a woman wielding a knife—and promptly falls head over heels for her.

Kenzie Sykes is doing her best to raise her little brother and keep him out of jail—all while dealing with her own broken heart that just hasn’t healed. She doesn’t have time for romance. He’s not asking... Until he is, and she finds herself saying yes.

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An Excerpt from Handle with Care Funny, he’d said. Evan had been set up. A…

Review: Resonance by Neve Wilder (Rhythm of Love #2)

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Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via LesCourt ARC Team.
Ah, Neve Wilder seems to have the map to my romance fiction-loving heart! This author's second novel in her Rhythm of Love series certainly didn't disappoint, and given the fact that the bar was set rather high by the series starter, I'd say that Resonance more than satisfied. Here we've got a May-December slash employer-employee romance between Daniel Grim and Owen Harper. Dan may be a record store owner now, but he once had a highly successful career in the music industry, choosing to leave it behind years ago for his own sanity. He likes his life the way it is, but when Owen becomes a part of it, Dan begins to realize what a difference the warmth of this younger man brings to it. But before Dan can fully allow himself to bask in all things Owen, his past comes a-calling, and this unexpected and not-so-welcome return is a very harsh reminder of just how fragile his heart has been fo…

Book Spotlight: Abandon by Rachel Van Dyken

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Abandon (Seaside Pictures #3.6) by Rachel Van Dyken Date Released: August 27, 2019 Evil Eye Concepts, Inc.
About Abandon From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken comes a new story in her Seaside Pictures series… 
It’s not every day you're slapped on stage by two different women you've been dating for the last year. 
I know what you're thinking. What sort of ballsy woman gets on stage and slaps a rockstar? Does nobody have self-control anymore? It may have been the talk of the Grammy's. 
Oh, yeah, forgot to mention that. I, Ty Cuban, was taken down by two psychotic women in front of the entire world. Lucky for us the audience thought it was part of the breakup song my band and I had just finished performing. I was thirty-three, hardly ready to settle down. 
Except now it's getting forced on me. Seaside, Oregon. My band mates were more than happy to settle down, dig their roots into the sand, and start popping out kids. Meanwhile I was still en…

Review: Abandon by Rachel Van Dyken (Seaside Pictures #3.6)

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Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by Evil Eye Concepts, Inc. via InkSlinger PR.
Even though I have yet to read all the books--full-length novels and shorter-read novellas, having only read a couple or so--in Rachel Van Dyken's Seaside book universe, I was still able to fully immerse myself in the second-chance slash hate-love story in Abandon, the latest release in said series. Published by the same team behind the 1001 Dark Nights collections, Van Dyken returns to the quaint Oregon town of Seaside, although in the case of thirty-three-year-old Ty Cuban, he wishes he were anywhere but Seaside. Unfortunately, he doesn't really have much say in the matter, not after the fiasco that went down during the last Grammys, giving his three Adrenaline band mates carte blanche as to how to handle things post-clusterfuck. So now, Ty is stuck at Seaside's Hollywood Music Camp for two months, and as if things couldn't possibly get more miserable for him, he finds out …

Book Spotlight: Last Slice of Pie by Kathryn Andrews

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Last Slice of Pie
(Starving for Southern #2) by Kathryn Andrews Date Released: August 21, 2019
About Last Slice of Pie Lexi Jarvie Pie isn’t just a dessert, it’s a way of life. 
Pies, fillings, jams, jellies, honey, they’re all a part of my award-winning business, Firefly Kitchen. After being left behind, by everyone, I was determined to make it all on my own, and I have. I love what I do, I love what I’ve created, and I love who I’ve become. Yes, it’s small, but it’s mine, and nothing or no one can stop me now. Not even Bryan Brennen. He may have returned, but it won’t be long before he leaves. And regardless of which way you slice it, some things can’t be forgotten, no matter how sweet the taste.
Bryan Brennen Football isn’t just a sport, it’s a way of life. 
I’ve spent more years than I can remember chasing my dream. When you come from nothing, it’s even more important to become something. The unstoppable drive and incomparable determination that is ingrained in me has gotten me to where I…