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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.
*  *  *
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…

Review: Hard to Handle by K. Bromberg (Play Hard #1)

Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Valentine PR.
She's everything I need and nothing I deserve.She's strong, passionate, driven...and I love that she doesn't take shit from anybody, least of all me.She's seen me at my worst and still love me.She champions my dreams when I doubt them, and she fights for me when I've stopped wanting to fight for myself.How did I get to be such a lucky bastard?
Oh my word. And here I though Then You Happened was K. Bromberg at her best. It looks like she's outdone herself and we, her readers, are the ones who get to reap the rewards. Bromberg's new Play Hard series features four sisters who work in their father's sports management agency, and it kicks off with a second-chance, hockey romance titled Hard to Handle. We meet thirty-two-year-old Hunter Maddox, twelve-year hockey veteran and team captain of the Lumberjacks, the team he's been with for the past two years. He has one goal in min…

Release Blitz: Power Plays & Straight As by Eden Finley & Saxon James

Power Plays & Straight As (CU Hockey #1) by Eden Finley & Saxon James Release Date: June 29, 2020
About Power Plays & Straight As Foster “Look out for Zach and don’t hit on him.”
My brother’s request sounds easy enough. Keep an eye out for his best friend on campus and keep my hands to myself.
Even if Zach is a quintessential nerd, who I’ve always thought was cute, I don’t have the time to think with my … stick.
There’s only one stick I should be focused on this year, and that’s my hockey stick. My goal once I graduate is to get an NHL contract.
The last thing I need is a distraction. On or off the ice.
Only, keeping to the rules is harder than I thought it would be.
Zach People confuse me.
And no one more than Foster Grant.
I’ve barely spoken two words to him in the whole time I’ve known him, but the second I step foot on campus, he’s impossible to shake.
I can never anticipate his next move. And whenever we’re together, my next move is a total mystery as well.
I want to gi…

Review: Power Plays & Straight As by Eden Finley & Saxon James (CU Hockey #1)

Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the authors via Foreword PR & Marketing.
Foster's lips brush mine. "Say it."And how can I not? How can I hold back something so big that it both confuses me and seems blindingly clear? "I love you too.""Of course you do." Foster's lips find my ear. "But I loved you first."
This book was the absolute perfect way to start my week! I've read and loved almost all of Eden Finley's books, but Saxon James is a new-to-me author, and and experience has taught me that sometimes, an author whose solo work I may love may not click as well when they write with someone else. Thankfully, Finley and James appear to work wonderfully well together, creating this lighthearted series starter (YES!) that had me enchanted and the two main characters easily endeared themselves to me. If the rest of the CU Hockey series is as good as this first book, then I'm going to be one heck of a happy camp…

Release Blitz: Departed: David and Sara by Tess Thompson

Departed: David and Sara
(Cliffside Bay #10) by Tess Thompson Release Date: June 29, 2020
About Departed: David and Sara Recently widowed Sara Ness moves to Cliffside Bay to hide from her painful past and the scandal that cost her far too much. With a baby daughter to raise alone, the peaceful privacy of small town life, and the comfort of the local grief support group, are just what the heiress needs. But when her inheritance is jeopardized by her new marital status, Sara is forced to make a deal with the only suitable candidate available. And for the next year she's paying for the pleasure of pretending to be married to the one man in town she simply cannot stand.

In the wake of his wife's death, architect David Perry accepts a job at Wolf Enterprises and promptly moves his children to be near what's left of their family. Though work and the kids are more than enough to fill David's days, his quiet, lonely nights force him to seek the help of the local grief support grou…

Release Blitz: Cocky Hero Club: Batch Four by Various Authors

Cocky Hero Club: Batch Four Cocky Suit by Harlow Layne Dirty Dealer by Kacey Shea Cocky Protector by Kat Mizera
Hired Hottie by Kelsie Rae Cocky Notes by Leesa Bow Scandalous Scotsman by MJ Fields Vengeful Bastard by Nicole Dykes Jilted Jock by Rebecca Jenshak Smug Bastard by Stacey Marie Brown Bloodthirsty Bastard by T.L. Christianson Release Date: June 28, 2020
About the Cocky Hero Club: Batch Four Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward are excited to bring you the Cocky Hero Club: original works from various authors inspired by Keeland and Ward's New York Times bestselling Cocky Bastard series.

Cocky Suit by Harlow Layne
Sexy. Demanding. Cocky.

All words I would use to describe Kingston Avery.
The owner of Avery Capital Holdings— and my new boss.

It was tempting enough working together everyday, but ignoring his wicked promises under his roof was impossible.

But the company had a zero fraternization policy, and things were already complicated enough.

I needed to focus on doing my job.
And avoid doing…