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Review: Penthouse Prince by Kendall Ryan

Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author.
Kendall Ryan has brought together three popular romance tropes--single-parent, second-chance, and falling-for-your-best-friend's-sibling--to bring readers Penthouse Prince. This is a standalone so no other books need to be read in order to enjoy it or understand what's going on. Lexington Dane may have been Dak Stewart's best friend, but what many people didn't know was that he was also Corrigan Stewart's boyfriend--Corrigan, aka Dak's younger sister. She shared many of her firsts with him, but even that wasn't enough for him to make her any promises. Heading off to college, Lex ended things with Corrigan and lived his life in New York over the next decade, creating a successful business that earned him the nickname "Penthouse Prince". But now with a two-year-old daughter he's caring for on his own and a mother diagnosed with cancer, the time's come for him to move back to Nor…

Release Blitz: Hot Pickle by JJ Knight

Hot Pickle by JJ Knight Release Date: August 31, 2020
About Hot Pickle He’s about to become a very big dill. A best friend’s sister rom-com from USA Today bestselling author JJ Knight 
I’m rock hard. No, not like that. When that happens, you won’t need me to tell you.
I’m a competitive bodybuilder, ready for my first regional contest. And winning requires more than just killer workouts, diet, or stage presence.
It’s all about the tan.
My training partner Franklin uses the best in the business — Camryn Schultz. She understands the career killer of a badly placed white spot. She’s also his sister.
So when the craptastic tan I’m given for my first competition requires an emergency patch, Frank knows exactly who to call. The thing is, when Camryn’s hands hit my skin, more than a few muscles spring to life. I’m about to head on stage in the tiniest Speedo imaginable and parts of me no longer fit.
What I need to do for my friendship and my future on the circuit is to walk away.
But when Camryn’s…

Review: Hot Pickle by JJ Knight

Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Give Me Books Promotions.
I have been eagerly awaiting the release of the second book in this untitled series of standalones even before I finished reading the first book, Big Pickle, almost five months ago. That's what happens when one becomes enamored with a trio of brothers and the rest the Pickle clan. This time around, we're moving from Texas to California, with Max Pickle, owner of the L.A. Pickle franchise and aspiring bodybuilder. When a botched tanning job threatens his chances at a competition, Max's training partner calls in his younger sister, who just happens to be one of the more in-demand tanning artists around. Camryn Shultz is there for a quick touch-up but Max finds himself more than, erm, a bit up from all the, uh, touching. But with Camryn's brother making it clear his sister is a no-go, will Max risk losing his friend and training partner or is Max's hot connection with Camryn w…

Book Spotlight: Miss Apprehended by Miranda Elaine & Amie Knight

Miss Apprehended (The Coletrain Twins #1) by Miranda Elaine & Amie Knight Date Released: August 27, 2020
About Miss Apprehended I've got ninety-nine problems and all of them begin and end with the Coletrain twins.  
Especially Millie Coletrain.  
I don’t know whether to kiss her or spank her.
Either way, she’s mine. 

Warning: This is an erotic novella with laugh-out-loud ridiculousness, insta-love, a smart-mouthed heroine, and an over-the-top alpha bail bondsman.
Note: Miss Apprehended was previously published under the title Jail House Rock by Liberty Laine but has been updated for re-release.

Read my four-starred review of Miss Apprehended.
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An Excerpt from Miss Apprehended “Stay still, Tillie. I’m sick and tired of chasing your crazy ass around town,” I snarl out to the insane female I have pressed up against the wall.

A perfectly round ass is wiggling all too enticingly against my already…

Review: Miss Apprehended by Miranda Elaine & Amie Knight (The Coletrain Twins #1)

Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the authors via Social Butterfly PR.
It all begins with a case of mistaken identity, but pretty soon, the (bounty) hunter has no problem making do out with his pretty (kooky) prey. Thirty-one-year-old Jake Blackwood is a bounty hunter and his target is none other than the infamous Tillie Coletraine. He's finally found her and he has no qualms slapping the cuffs and hauling her in. She may insist that she's not Tillie, but he knows better...or maybe not. When it turns out that the young woman he has before him is actually Tillie's twin sister, Millie, Jake realizes that it's still a win-win situation. The twenty-four-year-old sassy wannabe pop star is going to help him lure in her twin, and he's going to have his way with her. And more then one time because Jake has decided: Millie is all his.

This super quick read was an over-the-top romantic comedy. Originally released under the title Jail House Rock and with the…

Release Blitz: Just Friends by Saxon James

Just Friends (Never Just Friends #1) by Saxon James Date Released: August 27, 2020
About Just Friends Roo Five years ago, I walked away from Sunbury, Oregon, and left my best friend behind. The move was supposed to get my life on track. I even had a list. Life-changing epilepsy surgery. Check. See the world. Check. Get over my straight best friend… Not exactly. No matter where I go or who I meet, I can’t let Tanner go. I’m back to tell him how I feel. To get the closure I need once and for all. Only now I’m here and falling for him all over again, it’s getting harder to say the words. Because once I have my closure, I’ll be gone. And this time it will be for good.
Tanner When my best friend, Roo, left for Australia, it was the worst day of my life. I thought we’d have each other always. But Roo needed the surgery so I let him go, thinking he’d come straight back. Five years is a long time. Now he’s here, all I want is to hold on tight. I need to show him what he means to me. The problem is, I’m…

Review: Just Friends by Saxon James (Never Just Friends #1)

Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Gay Romance Reviews Tours & Promo.
Saxon James may not be a new-to-me author, but since my introduction to her writing came by way of Power Plays & Straight As, co-written with Eden Finley and the first in their CU Hockey series, Just Friends is my official first foray into James's writing as a solo author. This is the first in her Never Just Friends series, and it was one that I enjoyed immensely. This wasn't just your run-of-the-mill friends-to-lovers romance; instead, this is the story of two boys who became the best of friends when they were eleven, were forced to part seven years later, and reunite after five years apart. One's been in love with the other for years; will the other one finally clue in?

Returning to his native Australia was a decision Royce Williams and his parents made out of necessity. The surgery was meant to make his epilepsy more manageable, but it also meant leaving his bes…

Release Blitz: The V- in 403C by Jess Bryant

The V- in 403C by Jess Bryant Date Released: August 27, 2020
About The V- in 403C Jonah Monroe might be a genius when it comes to his studies but he’s never been able to find his footing in the real world. A college graduate by the age of eighteen and a doctoral candidate at twenty-one, he doesn’t fit in with his peers and lacks the social graces that would attract friends, let alone a lover. He’s resigned himself to his status as awkward and forever alone, until one bad decision turns his world upside down.
He shouldn’t have even been in that club. He shouldn’t have let a sexy stranger buy him a drink. And he definitely should’ve have let the man kiss him like he’d never been kissed before.
Reed Matheson has done a lot of dumb shit in his short life but he never would have guessed that kissing a stranger in a bar would be the best decision he ever made. He didn’t expect the intense connection he feels for the shy, socially awkward stranger to linger long after he was gone. And he certai…