REVIEW – NEIGHBOR DEAREST by Penelope Ward

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SYNOPSIS:

A STANDALONE NOVEL that does *not* need to be read in conjunction with any other book.

From New York Times bestselling author, Penelope Ward, comes a friends to lovers story with sexy new characters.

After getting dumped, the last thing I needed was to move next door to someone who reminded me of my ex-boyfriend, Elec.

Damien was a hotter version of my ex.

The neighbor I’d dubbed “Angry Artist” also had two massive dogs that kept me up with their barking.

He wanted nothing to do with me. Or so I thought until one night I heard laughter coming through an apparent hole in my bedroom wall.

Damien had been listening to all of my phone sessions with my therapist.

The sexy artist next door now knew all of my deepest secrets and insecurities.

We got to talking.

He set me straight with tips to get over my breakup.

He became a good friend, but Damien made it clear that he couldn’t be anything more.

Problem was, I was falling hard for him anyway. And as much as he pushed me away, I knew he felt the same…because his heartbeat didn’t lie.

I thought my heart had been broken by Elec, but it was alive and beating harder than ever for Damien.

I just hoped he wouldn’t shatter it for good.

Author’s note – Neighbor Dearest is a full-length standalone novel. Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

*****Mel’s Review*****

4.5 “You’re My Unicorn” Stars!
(ARC provided by author)

-“You only get one true love, one soulmate. Not everyone is lucky enough to find that person in a lifetime.”

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Chelsea Jameson is a 25 yr. old woman living in San Francisco, & working at the Mission Youth Center. After the guy she thought was her soulmate breaks her heart, Chelsea needs to get away from the apartment with all the memories of her ex Elec.

She finds a fabulous new apartment in the mission district that she loves. The only issue is her gorgeous, unfriendly next door neighbor. He looks like her ex, but even hotter. He is an artist who does spray paint art, & is often working on a mural on the property at the apartments.

Eventually, Chelsea finally meets this hot neighbor when his two huge dogs keep her up with their barking. She learns his name is Damien Hennessey. She continues to run into Damien & they continue to clash. When she discovers there is a hole behind her bed, & Damien has been listening to her private conversations, she worries he knows all her personal business she’s been discussing with her therapist.

She is shocked when Damien gives her great advice & shows her kindness. They develop a friendship & start spending time together. As Chelsea develops a major crush on Damien, the strong connection continues to grow. They both are extremely attracted to one another, but Damien continues to fight his feelings for Chelsea & makes it very clear they can only be friends.

As the sexual tension & chemistry explodes, they both have more trouble not taking things further. Chelsea feels a physical pull towards Damien more than ever. It’s been so long since she felt this closeness with a man, & she really wants to get to know him on an intimate level. She’s falling hard for him, & lines get blurred when they can’t resist each other any longer.

-I was somehow connected to Damien in a way that I didn’t even understand, connected to the way he made me feel, the way I knew he understood me, the way his heart beat for me.

This was a beautiful friends to lovers story. Two people who find their soulmate when they least expect it. They fall deeply, helplessly in love & develop a trust & bond that is unbreakable. I really loved this book & hope we get a book for Tyler & Jade next!

*****Dee’s Review*****

FIVE Unicorn STARS*****

(ARC kindly provided by author)

Two broken hearts destined to fix each other. Just when you think all is lost and you can never love again, you’ll find the most unique and perfect heart, just next door…

Chelsea is a girl we once knew, she got her heart broken by a man who was in love with another, and now she is trying to pick up the pieces of the mess he left behind. Everything reminds her of him, her home, her job, everywhere she looks she sees pieces of the happiness she thought she had with him.

In an effort to get a new beginning Chelsea has decided to move into a new place. A wonderful apartment that is super close to her job. After a few weeks in her new pad, she is feeling content, except for the fact that she can’t sleep due to the constant barking of her neighbor’s dogs.

Oh… the neighbor! Sexy, broody and did I say sexy?

Damien aka “The angry artist”, turns out not to only be Chelsea’s neighbor but her landlord. Even though Chelsea and Damien got off to a rocky start, he gives her very useful advice that will provide the clarity she’s been needing in regards to her break-up. In the midst of all her heartache and confusion Damien’s up front and honest attitude is the only thing helping her to get hope and a new perspective on her life.

Damien, the neighbor turns out is full of charm, he is also very sensitive and a genuine friend, so it won’t be long before the lines between their friendship become blurry. As much as Damien finds himself having strong feelings for his beautiful neighbor, he has to quickly shut that down. He can’t do commitments, that is just not in the cards for him, and he’d rather push her away before breaking her heart again.

Even though Chelsea is feeling stronger and surer of herself, she is missing something she knows she can ever have with Damien.

Their hearts beat faster when they are together, hearts that were lost and are now found inside the colorful walls that hold a beautiful love that can’t be contained.

What was once very painful paved the road to find Damien and Chelsea’s true destiny, their very own unicorn. That is the beautiful idea behind the plot of this book. A story so full of passion and heart, color and hope, something that was truly mesmerizing.

Another beautiful standalone by author Penelope Ward. Five Unicorn stars that took my breath away and made me fall in love with the story of the angry artist and the broken hearted girl. Unforgettable…

 

*****Patty’s Review*****

*****FIVE+++++++++ STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

I was somehow connected to Damien in a way that I didn’t even understand, connected to the way he made me feel, the way I knew he understood me, the way his heart beat for me.

 

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You know the feelings of euphoria you get after having read a really phenomenal story?!! Well, I am definitely flying high on those feelings even three days after having finishedNeighbor Dearest. This isn’t the first time I’ve experienced such strong emotions from reading a Penelope Ward book and I doubt that it will be the last time for me. I thought that the plot, Hero, Heroine, and some of the secondary characters were all outstanding, which made it impossible for my rating to be any less than 5++++ STARS. Penelope Ward has solidified herself in my “must-read” author category.

It has been a couple of years since I’ve read Stepbrother Dearest. I remember being completely in love with that book, but I forgot all about the girlfriend that Elec broke up with to be with Greta. I’m wondering why I didn’t feel any compassion for the girl who was left behind. When we meet Chelsea Jameson in this one, she is still very much heartbroken and trying to mend the pieces of her life back together after the breakup with Elec. He really spun her world off its axis. Never did she think that the man who professed his love for her would end up putting her through the worst pain she’s ever experienced in her life. Chelsea moves to a new apartment because her previous one holds too many memories of Elec and she’s ready to leave the past behind. She is about to meet the man who will have her heart saying, “Elec, who??!!!”

Damien Hennessy is Chelsea’s new snarky and seriouslyHOT neighbor, who also happens to be her landlord. They don’t get off to the best start but as time passes a fast friendship develops between them. Their friendship helps Chelsea get over her heartache and it even starts to affect Damien more than he’d like to admit. There is no denying that the two have white hot chemistry but as much as Damien would like to give in to the attraction, he holds himself back because he believes that Chelsea deserves someone far better than him. He tries to help her find someone through online dating but his protective and jealous nature end up playing serious games with Chelsea’s mind and heart.

This book was like my own little slice of heaven. I found the first half to be laugh-out-loud funny and the second half had me tied up in horrible knots because of the angst that ensues. There were even times I shed a tear or two.

Neighbor Dearest is currently available. I can’t stress enough that this is a MUST-READ! If you haven’t one-clicked yet, make sure that you do. It’s currently going for $3.99 but will be listed at its normal price of $4.99 starting next week!

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LIVE – NEIGHBOR DEAREST by Penelope Ward

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neighbor dearest

Blurb

A STANDALONE NOVEL that does NOT need to be read in conjunction with any other book.

From New York Times bestselling author, Penelope Ward, comes a friends-to-lovers story with sexy new characters.

After getting dumped, the last thing I needed was to move next door to someone who reminded me of my ex-boyfriend, Elec.

Damien was a hotter version of my ex.

The neighbor I’d dubbed “Angry Artist” also had two massive dogs that kept me up with their barking.

He wanted nothing to do with me. Or so I thought until one night I heard laughter coming through an apparent hole in my bedroom wall.

Damien had been listening to all of my phone sessions with my therapist.

The sexy artist next door now knew all of my deepest secrets and insecurities.

We got to talking.

He set me straight with tips to get over my breakup.

He became a good friend, but Damien made it clear that he couldn’t be anything more.

Problem was, I was falling hard for him anyway. And as much as he pushed me away, I knew he felt the same…because his heartbeat didn’t lie.

I thought my heart had been broken by Elec, but it was alive and beating harder than ever for Damien.

I just hoped he wouldn’t shatter it for good.

Author’s note – Neighbor Dearest is a full-length standalone novel. Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

About the Author:

Penelope Ward

PENELOPE WARD

Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor, before switching to a more family-friendly career. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 11-year-old girl with autism and a 9-year-old boy. Penelope and her family reside in Rhode Island.

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Additional Books by Penelope Ward

RoomHate:

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Stuck-Up Suit: (co-written with Vi Keeland)

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Cocky Bastard: (co-written with Vi Keeland)

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Sins of Sevin:

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Stepbrother Dearest:

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Jake Undone (Jake #1):

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My Skylar

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BOOK TOUR – REAPER’S FIRE (Reapers MC, #6) by Joanna Wylde

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The smallest spark can start an inferno!

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reaper's fire

Blurb

New York Times bestselling author Joanna Wylde returns to the “wild and raw”* world of the Reapers MC with the story of Gage and Tinker…

The club comes first.

I’ve lived by those words my whole life—assumed I’d die by them, too, and I never had a problem with that. My Reaper brothers took my back and I took theirs and it was enough. Then I met her. Tinker Garrett. She’s beautiful, she’s loyal, and she works so damned hard it scares me sometimes . . . She deserves a good man—one better than me. I can’t take her yet because the club still needs me. There’s another woman, another job, another fight just ahead.

Now she’ll learn I’ve been lying to her all along. None of it’s real. Not my name, not my job, not even the clothes I wear. She thinks I’m nice. She pretends we’re just friends, that I’ve still got a soul . . . Mine’s been dead for years. Now I’m on fire for this woman, and a man can only burn for so long before he destroys everything around him.

I’m coming for you, Tinker.

Soon.

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Excerpt

“I can’t believe how late it is,” Tinker said, yawning, and I realized the movie had ended. Now she stretched upward, the blanket falling to her waist as her boobs pushed forward.

God, how much should a man be expected to take?

I should’ve stayed away from her completely—that’d been the plan—but something had snapped when I’d seen her out in the courtyard. Couldn’t remember the last time I’d met a woman like Tinker. She was smart and sexy and funny, and she worked damned hard to take care of her family and business. Sure, I wanted to fuck her—you’d have to be gay not to—but I respected her, too.

“I should probably get going,” she said, offering me a smile so sweet I wanted to bite her lips. “I like to check on Dad before going to sleep, and I’ve got to be up early in the morning. I’ve got to package orders for the courier tomorrow—if they aren’t ready by two p.m., I’m screwed.”

I considered rolling over on top of her. Pushing her down into the couch cushions, shoving my leg between hers, and showing her what a real man feels like.

“Cooper?” she asked, looking confused. I blinked a couple times, forcing myself to focus on her face.

“I’m going to watch another one,” I told her, because I’m a goddamn masochist. “You sure you’re ready to head out?”

She frowned, and I could almost read her thoughts. Yes, she should leave. But she wanted me as much as I wanted her. And yeah, I realize that makes me sound like an egotistical ass, but this wasn’t my first rodeo. I saw the lust in her eyes, and the way she licked her lips and stared at my mouth. This wasn’t a one-way street, not even close.

“I guess I could stay a little longer,” she whispered. Christ, she was so sweet and soft. I wanted to bite her even more now. Suck that pouty lower lip into my mouth and shove a finger up her ass.

Break her.

You’re one sick fuck.

Why yes. Yes, I am. Thanks for noticing.

I managed to control the urge, catching her hand instead, giving it a friendly squeeze like some kind of pathetic tool. Her fingers tightened on mine, then she pulled away and snuggled back down under the blanket, raising her feet to rest on the coffee table. I grabbed the remote and clicked through the menu.

Tomorrow I’d do my job. I’d fuck Talia and spy on Marsh and look for any kind of weakness that might end this situation, the faster the better. Tonight, though . . . Tonight I’d pretend this wasn’t a waste of time.

Goddamn, but my dick hurt.

The next hour was torture.

Tinker sat next to me, all cute and classy and absolutely refusing to make any kind of eye contact. I don’t know how she felt, but to me the sexual tension hanging in the air was thick and heavy. I kept thinking about her hand in mine—small, but strong. The hand of someone who knew how to work hard. So far as I knew, Talia had never held down a job, let alone supported herself.

The couch shifted, and I glanced over to find Tinker sliding deeper into the cushions, drawing the blanket up to her chin. Our legs were maybe six inches apart. She shifted again, and then her hand bumped mine under the blanket. She jerked it back quickly, and I caught the hint of a flush on her cheeks. That was another thing I liked about her—her skin was so pale that I could see every hint of arousal.

Grabbing her hand, I pulled it over to rest on my thigh. This was a really bad idea, so I pointedly refused to think it through. Her hand tensed at first, then relaxed into my strength. My cock swelled against the fabric of my jeans, just inches from her fingers—it’d be so easy to push her hand toward it, wrap it around my painfully swollen dick, and just go to town.

Tinker’s fingers gave a quick squeeze—almost more of a spasm—and I bit back a groan.

Yeah, okay. Really, really bad idea. I should get off the couch and shut this shit down right now, because I couldn’t afford to blow things with Talia just yet. Instead I found myself leaning toward Tinker, bumping shoulders.

God.

I’d grown a pussy. No other explanation, because I couldn’t figure out why the hell else an adult man would sit holding hands under a damned blanket like a kid.

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Joanna Wylde is a New York Times bestselling author and creator of the Reapers Motorcycle Club series. She currently lives in Idaho.

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COVER REVEAL – THE RETRIEVAL DUET by Aly Martinez

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ONE STORY. TWO COUPLES.

The Retrieval Duet by Aly Martinez is a two part series releasing September 2016.

 RETRIEVAL releases on September 13th and will bring readers the first part of this emotional second chance romance.

TRANSFER (Part Two) will release on September 27th!

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Pre-order The Retrieval Duet TODAY!

You will not be disappointed.

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Blurb

I proposed on our first date.

She laughed and told me I was insane. Less than a day later, she said yes.

It was a whirlwind, but we were happy…

Until we got greedy and wanted a family.

It was a life I couldn’t give her, not for lack of trying. Fertility just wasn’t on our side. We sought out doctors and treatments. Spent money we didn’t have. Lied to our families. Smiled for our friends. Put on a brave face for a world that didn’t understand.

Finally, we were successful…

Until we were forced to bury our son.

We were left broken, battered, and destroyed.

They say love is in the details, but it was the details that ruined us.

This is the story of how I took back what had always been mine.

The retrieval of my wife and our family.

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Blurb

I fell in love with a man who didn’t exist.

What started out as romance ended in hell.

His words turned to razor blades.

His kisses converted to fists.

His embrace became my cage.

His body transformed into a weapon, stealing parts of me until ultimately….

I broke.

I hated him.

My sole job in life became to protect our daughter.

I wasn’t sure I’d ever escape the prison he’d skillfully crafted from my fears.

Until the day our savior arrived.

This is the story of how I escaped the man who thought he owned me.

The transfer of my life and my family.

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Meet Aly Martinez

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Born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, Aly Martinez is a stay-at-home mom to four crazy kids under the age of five, including a set of twins. Currently living in South Carolina, she passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a glass of wine at her side.

After some encouragement from her friends, Aly decided to add “Author” to her ever-growing list of job titles. Five books later, she shows no signs of slowing. So grab a glass of Chardonnay, or a bottle if you’re hanging out with Aly, and join her aboard the crazy train she calls life.

 

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LIVE- REAPER’S FIRE (Reaper’s MC, #6) by Joanna Wylde

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Blurb

New York Times bestselling author Joanna Wylde returns to the “wild and raw”* world of the Reapers MC with the story of Gage and Tinker…

The club comes first.

I’ve lived by those words my whole life—assumed I’d die by them, too, and I never had a problem with that. My Reaper brothers took my back and I took theirs and it was enough. Then I met her. Tinker Garrett. She’s beautiful, she’s loyal, and she works so damned hard it scares me sometimes . . . She deserves a good man—one better than me. I can’t take her yet because the club still needs me. There’s another woman, another job, another fight just ahead.

Now she’ll learn I’ve been lying to her all along. None of it’s real. Not my name, not my job, not even the clothes I wear. She thinks I’m nice. She pretends we’re just friends, that I’ve still got a soul . . . Mine’s been dead for years. Now I’m on fire for this woman, and a man can only burn for so long before he destroys everything around him.

I’m coming for you, Tinker.

Soon.

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Author’s Note: This book was originally released through a small publisher in 2013. This independent edition has been lightly edited, and contains a bonus short, “Sticky Sweet” (originally published on the author’s website) and a Q&A with the author.

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About the Author

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Joanna Wylde is a New York Times bestselling author and creator of the Reapers Motorcycle Club series. She currently lives in Idaho.

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REVIEW – REAPER’S FIRE (Reapers MC, #6) by Joanna Wylde

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SYNOPSIS:

It’s time for more men and motorcycles in the latest from theNew York Times bestselling author of Reaper’s Fall

The club comes first.

I’ve lived by those words my whole life—assumed I’d die by them, too, and I never had a problem with that. My Reaper brothers took my back and I took theirs and it was enough. Then I met her. Tinker Garrett. She’s beautiful, she’s loyal, and she works so damned hard it scares me sometimes . . . She deserves a good man—one better than me. I can’t take her yet because the club still needs me. There’s another woman, another job, another fight just ahead.

Now she’ll learn I’ve been lying to her all along. None of it’s real. Not my name, not my job, not even the clothes I wear. She thinks I’m nice. She pretends we’re just friends, that I’ve still got a soul . . . Mine’s been dead for years. Now I’m on fire for this woman, and a man can only burn for so long before he destroys everything around him.

I’m coming for you, Tinker.

*****Mel’s Review*****

4 Stars!
(ARC provided by author)

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Gage aka Cooper Romero is a 38 yr. old biker from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. He has been with the Reaper’s MC for the past 19 years. He would do anything for his club, so when they need someone to go undercover, Gage and his club brother Painter head to Hallies Falls, in Washington State. They both have to play a role to get inside a local motorcycle club & try to get information they need. Deciding the club presidents sister would be a good in for them, Gage pursues her.

While in Hallies Falls, Gage poses as a long-haul trucker, & takes a job as a handyman in exchange for free rent & an apartment. His new landlady is Tinker Garrett. She is gorgeous & Gage is seriously hot for her, but he can’t act on his attraction. He is supposed to do his job & then go home.

Tinker is extremely attracted to Gage. She wants her new maintenance guy bad, but doesn’t know if he’s interested. She has such a lousy track record with men. After a failed marriage & devastating loss, she moved back home to care for her dad, & help run their family-owned apartment building. She has a successful business selling gourmet chocolates but hasn’t had much luck lately in the men department.

-She wanted me as much as I wanted her.

It’s killing Gage that he can’t have Tinker because of his commitments to the club. For the first time, he’s found a woman he not only lusts for, but he really respects. He truly likes Tinker as a person & enjoys her company. As the sexual tension explodes between these two, they begin to have trouble containing their desire for one another.

Things get complicated when Gage’s lies are out in the open & the club and everyone close to them is in danger from their enemies. I really enjoyed this book & love this whole series.

*****Patty’s Review*****

*****FOUR STARS*****
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I have two favorite MC series, The Hades Hangmen by Tillie Cole, and of course The Reaper’s MC by Joanna Wylde. I pretty much have loved each installment. These men are seriously hardcore Alpha Males and when they fall in love with a woman, they don’t do it halfway. They will do whatever it takes to own their women, body, and soul. The MC means everything to them but when it comes down to it, nothing is more important to them than the women who own their hearts.

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I was really excited about Gage and Tinker when we were given a little sneak peek into their world in the bonus epilogue at the end of Reaper’s Fall. I think that most of the storyline takes place prior to and might coincide with some of the incidents that occurred during the previous book. I have to mention that Gage is dating another woman in this story and they do have sex several times, but he’s undercover and completely despises the woman he is pretending to be into. I know this will still piss off some readers, and while I was a bit peeved, it didn’t hinder my enjoyment.

Gage is living in Hallie’s Falls under the alias of Cooper Romero. His mission is to infiltrate a local MC that has been involved in some shady business. Gage’s way in was to hook up with Talia, the sister of the Nighthawk Raider’s President. Talia is young and just a tad bit psychotic. This is definitely not a dream assignment for Gage. He also lands a job as a handyman at a local apartment building that is owned by Tinker Garrett. She turns him on more than any other woman he’s ever known. He’s completely screwed because he can’t act on his attraction to Tinker due to his undercover work with the local MC.

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Tinker only just moved back to Hallie’s Falls during recent months. She has filed for divorce from her husband who was pretty much a douche. She’s taking care of her family’s business and her father, who has been suffering from occasional memory loss. When she meets Gage for the first time, he definitely has her hormones raging out of control. But his connection to the Nighthawk Riders and Talia has her steering clear of him.

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It took quite a long time before these two finally give in to their attraction to each other and I really thought I was going to die from the anticipation. When they finally do get down to the schmexy it was definitely worth the wait but call me greedy, I wish there were a lot more of these scenes! I mean throughout the entire book, we know that Gage is one seriously HOT looking alpha male and I just wanted more of the down and dirty time with him!!!

Overall this was a very enjoyable read, low on the schmexy for my tastes, but still pretty good. I loved the epilogue. It wasn’t what I was expecting and I found it to be super heart-warming.

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SNEAK PEEK – NEIGHBOR DEAREST by Penelope Ward

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NEIGHBOR DEAREST

(A standalone)

Release date: 8/15/2016

A Contemporary Romance Novel

New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author Penelope Ward

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NEIGHBOR DEAREST
CHAPTER ONE

SUPERSONIC HEARING

Copyright © 2016 by

Penelope Ward

My little sister is such a drama queen. Literally. Jade is an actress on Broadway.

She clapped her hands together, applauding the students who’d just bravely put themselves out there to try out for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. “You all did such a great job today! Tomorrow we cast the roles and start our first rehearsal. This is gonna be epic!”

Jade had come out to the Bay Area to visit our family for the week and offered to volunteer at the youth center where I worked. Since there wasn’t enough time to produce an entire play, Jade decided to direct the kids in one key scene from the musical that would be performed later in the week.

I loved my job as director of the arts at the Mission Youth Center. It was just about the only thing going right in my life. The only downside was the fact that these walls were haunted by memories of my ex, Elec, who used to be a youth counselor here. That was how we met. He’d loved his job, too, until he quit so that he could move to New York after we broke up. He moved to be with her. I shook my head to shoo away thoughts of him and Greta.

Jade grabbed her purse. “I need to go back to your place to use the bathroom and have a quick bite.”

I’d just moved into a new apartment that was only a few blocks away from my job. The lease had finally run out on the place I’d been renting with Elec across town. Even though my ex sent me his half of the rent for the remainder of our lease after he’d moved out, I couldn’t wait to vacate that place; every corner of it reminded me of him and of the miserable months that followed our break up.

My place was right in the south central section of the Mission District. I loved the culture in my new neighborhood. Produce bins and a variety of cafes lined the streets. It was also a mecca for Latin culture, which was great, except for the fact that it reminded me of Elec, who was half Ecuadorian. Little reminders of the guy who broke my heart were everywhere.

Jade and I strolled down the sidewalk, stopping at a fruit stand so that she could buy some papayas for an afternoon smoothie she planned to make back at my apartment. We also ended up getting two coffees to go.

I bent back the opening on my coffee lid as we walked. “So, little sis, I never thought we would be in the same predicament at the same time.”

Jade had recently been dumped by her musician boyfriend.

“Yes. But the difference is, I feel like I have way more distractions in my life than you do. It’s not that I don’t think about Justin. It’s not that I don’t get sad, but my performances keep me so busy that it’s almost like I don’t have time to wallow in it, you know?”

“I told you I’ve been doing these phone therapy sessions, right?”

Jade took a sip then shook her head. “No.”

“Yeah. I found this psychologist who specializes in trauma from failed relationships, but she’s in Canada. Anyway, we do phone sessions one night a week.”

“Is it helping?”

“It always helps to talk things out.”

“Yeah. But no offense, you don’t seem any better for it. Anyway, you can talk things out with Claire or me. You don’t need to pay big bucks to talk to a stranger.”

“Nighttime is really my only time to talk to anyone. You’re performing at night, and Claire is too wrapped up in being a blissful newlywed. Besides, she’s never had her heart broken. She listens, but she doesn’t get it.”

Our older sister, Claire, married her high school sweetheart. Even though the three of us were close growing up in nearby Sausalito, I’d always felt more comfortable opening up to Jade.

When we arrived at my building, my sister stopped to sit on one of the benches in the corner of the fenced-in courtyard. “Let’s sit for a bit, finish our coffees.” Her gaze wandered across the grass to my shirtless neighbor. “Okay…who’s the hottie in the beanie defacing the property?”

“What is it with you and beanies?”

“Justin used to wear one. That’s why I love them. Isn’t that sad?”

“That is sad.”

“This from the girl who still sleeps in her ex’s shirt.”

“It’s comfortable. It has nothing to do with Elec,” I lied. It was the one thing I allowed myself from him. It made me sad, but I wore it anyway.

“So…who is that guy?”

I didn’t know my neighbor’s name, but I’d see him once in a while doing spray paint art along the wrap-around concrete wall that surrounded the property. It served as a vast canvas. His spray painting was true art, definitely not what would be considered simple graffiti. It was an elaborate mix of celestial and geographical images. This guy just kept adding different artwork to the wall gradually. It was a work in progress. I could only assume he planned to paint the entire circumference of the property, as much as the wall space would allow.

“He lives in the building, next door to me, actually.”

“What is he doing? They allow him to do that here?”

“I don’t know. The first time I saw him out here, I thought he was vandalizing the property. But no one seems to care or stop him. Every day, he adds to the mural. It’s actually quite beautiful. But it doesn’t match his personality.”

Jade blew on her coffee. “What do you mean?”

“He’s not very nice.”

“You’ve talked to him?”

“No. He’s just not friendly. I’ve tried to make eye contact, but he walks right by me. He has these two big dogs, and they’re pretty mean. They bark all of the time. He walks them every morning.”

“Maybe he’s like a savant. You know, really good with art. Or maybe he’s a genius but with limited social skills. What do they call that…Asperger’s?”

“No. He communicates just fine. I’ve seen him yelling at a few people. I’m pretty sure he doesn’t have that. This guy is just not friendly. He doesn’t have Asperger’s. He’s just an ass.

Jade chuckled. “I think you should totally stop by his place with some warm muffins wrapped up in a basket. It’s the neighborly thing to do. Maybe he’ll loosen up…or loosen you up.”

“Muffins, huh? What’s that code for?”

“Muff…muffins. Same thing. If I lived here, I’d be all over that. But I don’t live here. You do. And you totally need a distraction. I say…he’s it.”

I admired the guy’s broad shoulders and tanned muscular back as his arm moved the spray can up and down. “God, doesn’t he remind you of Elec, though? Arm tattoo…dark hair. Artistic. Basically, that’s the last type of guy I’m going for at this point.”

“So, if someone looks like or seems similar to Elec, then they’re automatically disqualified? They’re destined to do the same thing Elec did? Is that how you think? That’s just stupid rationale.”

“Maybe that’s fucked-up. But the last thing I want is to be with someone who reminds me of him in the least.”

“Well, that’s a shame, because Elec was freaking hot, and this guy…is even hotter.”

“Can you remind me why we’re discussing this? The dude doesn’t even say hello to me. He’s not signing up to be on this delusional version of The Bachelorette. He’s not interested.”

Neighbor Dearest suddenly wiped the sweat from his forehead, took off the mask covering his nose and mouth, and dumped the spray cans into a black drawstring sack. He slung it over his shoulder and just when I thought he was going to walk away and out of the courtyard, he began to walk in our direction. Jade straightened in her seat, and I hated that my pulse raced a bit.

His eyes were focused on me. I wouldn’t call it an angry stare, but he wasn’t smiling. The sunlight beamed directly into his blue eyes, which glowed and really stood out against his tan skin. Jade was right; this guy was truly gorgeous.

“Blueberry are my favorite,” he said.

“What?”

“Muffins.”

“Oh.”

Jade snorted but stayed silent, letting me take the brunt of this humiliation.

“And I’m not anti-social or a savant. I’m just a good old-fashioned prick…with supersonic hearing.”

He smirked and walked away before I could say anything.

When he was safely out of earshot—for real this time—Jade sighed. “Angry guys are the best in bed.”

“You just can’t stop yourself, can you? Haven’t you done enough damage? I’ve always told you that you’re loud when you think you’re whispering. Now there’s proof…at my expense.”

“You’ll be thanking me later when you’re screaming out in orgasm as the angry artist is Van Goh-ing down on you.”

“You’re crazy.”

“That’s why you love me.”

“It is.”

 

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New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh continues her Rock Kiss  series with a hot, sweet, emotional contemporary romance about love and forgiveness…

After a lifetime of longing for a real family, Sarah Smith thought she’d finally found her home with rock star Abe Bellamy, even if she knew Abe didn’t love her the way she loved him. But their brief relationship, filled with tragedy and heartache, nearly destroyed her. Alone, emotions in turmoil, and already shaky self-esteem shattered, Sarah struggles to pick up the pieces in the wake of their divorce.

Abe knows he’s to blame for the end of his marriage. Caught in a web of painful memories, he pushed away the best thing in his life – the sexy, smart woman he adores – breaking them both in the process. Then fate throws him a second chance to get things right, to prove to Sarah that she means everything to him. Abe desperately wants that second chance at love…even if he knows he doesn’t deserve it.

But can he convince Sarah – now strong and independent without him – to risk her wounded heart one more time?

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Excerpt from ROCK WEDDING by

Nalini Singh

 

Plowing his gloved fists into the punching bag in front of him on the morning of the fourth day, Abe blocked out the other sounds in the gym and attempted to lose himself in the rhythm of the mindless action. It worked for about a minute before his mind filled with Sarah again. Her shy smile when he gave her a compliment. The way she’d sit curled up under his arm and read to him on lazy summer days.

Hard on the heels of that memory came one of him throwing her books in the pool in a drug-fueled rage. She’d been sobbing as she tried to save them.

“Fucking bastard,” Abe muttered, talking to his past self. He punched the bag so hard that it threatened to swing back right into his face. He didn’t care. He deserved to have his face beaten in.

Ripping off his gloves afterward, he showered, then went straight to a bookshop.

It was too little too late, but now that he’d remembered his asshole behavior, he couldn’t just leave it. Ball cap pulled low, he wandered the aisles… then realized most people here didn’t care who he was; they were more interested in the volumes that lined the shelves. He spent an hour inside the murmuring quiet of the store, searching for the titles he remembered seeing on their bedside table. She’d definitely read him Jane Austen.

He couldn’t remember which one though, so he bought the entire set.

And there was this one romance novel she loved and had read over and over again. He’d teased her it would fall apart in her hands one day. She’d just smiled and read him a paragraph that she’d told him was part of her favorite scene. What the hell had it been? Yes, that was it. In the end, it turned out the store didn’t have that book in stock, so he bought her a bunch of new releases featuring people with dogs or puppies on the covers. He definitely remembered seeing covers like that in their home

After spotting it in a display, he added in a nonfiction book about a woman who’d set up her own company while nearly flat broke and who was now a millionaire. At the counter, he paid extra to have the books wrapped up and packaged.

He’d called his car service earlier; the driver shot him a funny look when he put the package in the passenger seat and gave him Sarah’s address. “I’m a courier now?” the stocky middle-aged man asked, having worked long enough for Schoolboy Choir that he was a friend. They’d all missed his calm demeanor and total trustworthiness when he broke his leg recently and had been out for a while.

“Best in the business,” Abe responded.

The other man snorted. “I’ll get it to her now.”

Blowing out a breath after the gleaming black town car pulled away, Abe went to where he’d parked his SUV and got in. He didn’t want to go home to his empty house, but he didn’t want to barge in on his friends either. David and Thea, Noah and Kit, they needed time alone. As for Molly and Fox, while the newlyweds were back home after a short wedding trip, having postponed their honeymoon until later in the year, Abe wasn’t about to bust up their love nest.

Gabriel and Charlotte probably wouldn’t have minded the company since they’d been doing the sightseeing thing, but the other couple had flown back to New Zealand twenty-four hours earlier—after inviting all of them to their own wedding.

His phone buzzed right then.

Picking it up, he saw a message from Fox. Molly and I are at that Thai place with the noodles you like. We saved you a seat if you want to join us for lunch.

Damn, he loved his bandmates. On my way, he messaged back.

Starting the engine, he tried not to obsess over if Sarah would call him after receiving his long overdue gift. Hell, he’d be content with her throwing the books at his head. All he wanted was for her to talk to him, to let him show her he wasn’t that guy anymore, the one who’d destroyed them both.

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The first time I met Chase Parker, I didn’t exactly make a good impression.

I was hiding in the bathroom hallway of a restaurant, leaving a message for my best friend to save me from my awful date.

He overheard and told me I was a bitch, then proceeded to offer me some dating advice.

So I told him to mind his own damn business—his own tall, gorgeous, full-of-himself damn business—and went back to my miserable date.

When he walked by my table, he smirked, and I watched his arrogant, sexy ass walk back to his date.

I couldn’t help but sneak hidden glances at the condescending jerk on the other side of the room.  Of course, he caught me on more than one occasion, and winked.

When the gorgeous stranger and his equally hot date suddenly appeared at our table, I thought he was going to rat me out.

But instead, he pretended we knew each other and joined us—telling elaborate, embarrassing stories about our fake childhood.

My date suddenly went from boring to bizarrely exciting.

When it was over and we parted ways, I thought about him more than I would ever admit, even though I knew I’d never see him again.

I mean, what were the chances I’d run into him again in a city with eight million people?

Then again…

What were the chances a month later he’d wind up being my new sexy boss?

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“Sorry, I wasn’t looking where—”

I froze.

The sight of Chase standing there was almost enough to knock me over. I’d secretly hoped to see him, yet never thought I actually would. What are the chances? I did a double take, sure I was seeing things. But it was him all right, in the flesh. And what flesh it is. Standing there shirtless and wet—wearing nothing but a pair of low-slung swim trunks—he had me stuttering. Literally.

“Ch…Ch…Ch—” I couldn’t get the word out.

Of course, Chase didn’t miss a beat. He smirked and leaned in. “You do a cute train impression, Buttercup.”

He remembers me.

I shook my head, attempting to snap myself out of it. But it was no use. He was so tall, and I was so short, I had no choice but to stare at his body. Water trickled down his abs. I was mesmerized watching it speed up and slow down as it crossed the rippled lines of his six-pack. Damn.

I cleared my throat and finally spoke. “Chase.”

I was pretty freaking proud of myself for getting that much out. He had a towel slung around his neck and lifted it to dry off his dripping hair, revealing even more flesh. His pectoral muscles were carved and perfect. And—oh, my God…is that… Holy shit. It is. His nipples were cold and erect, and one of them was….was…pierced.

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MMA Fighter series (3 standalone books)

Worth the Fight

http://www.amazon.com/Worth-Fight-Vi-Keeland-ebook/dp/B00FLG5B9S

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/worth-the-fight-vi-keeland/1117014180

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Worth the Chance

http://www.amazon.com/Worth-Chance-Vi-Keeland-ebook/dp/B00I2UKQOK

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/worth-the-chance-vi-keeland/1118634058

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/worth-the-chance/id813714461

http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/worth-the-chance

Worth Forgiving

http://www.amazon.com/Worth-Forgiving-Vi-Keeland-ebook/dp/B00MWL78EG

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/worth-forgiving-vi-keeland/1120173153

http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/worth-forgiving

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/worth-forgiving/id906130022?ls=1&mt=11

The Cole Series (2 book serial)

Belong to You

http://www.amazon.com/Belong-You-A-Cole-Novel-ebook/dp/B00BUTCXLE/

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/belong-to-you-vi-keeland/1114962845

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/belong-to-you/id639401754

http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/belong-to-you

Made for You

http://www.amazon.com/Made-You-A-Cole-Novel-ebook/dp/B00DPWVKS6

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/made-for-you-vi-keeland/1115883225

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/made-for-you/id84550637

http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/belong-to-you

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REVIEW – BOSSMAN by Vi Keeland

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SYNOPSIS:

From New York Times Bestseller, Vi Keeland, comes a sexy newstandalone novel.

The first time I met Chase Parker, I didn’t exactly make a good impression.

I was hiding in the bathroom hallway of a restaurant, leaving a message for my best friend to save me from my awful date.

He overheard and told me I was a bitch, then proceeded to offer me some dating advice.

So I told him to mind his own damn business—his own tall, gorgeous, full-of-himself damn business—and went back to my miserable date.

When he walked by my table, he smirked, and I watched his arrogant, sexy ass walk back to his date.

I couldn’t help but sneak hidden glances at the condescending jerk on the other side of the room. Of course, he caught me on more than one occasion, and winked.

When the gorgeous stranger and his equally hot date suddenly appeared at our table, I thought he was going to rat me out.

But instead, he pretended we knew each other and joined us—telling elaborate, embarrassing stories about our fake childhood.

My date suddenly went from boring to bizarrely exciting.

When it was over and we parted ways, I thought about him more than I would ever admit, even though I knew I’d never see him again.

I mean, what were the chances I’d run into him again in a city with eight million people?
Then again…

What were the chances a month later he’d wind up being my new sexy boss?

*****Mel’s Review*****

5 Stars!
(ARC provided by author)

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Reese Annesley aka Buttercup is a 28 yr. old beautiful single woman from NYC. She loves her job and has a passion for marketing, but when conflicts arise, she decides it’s time she starts to look for new opportunities. She begins job hunting & going on interviews.

Reese hasn’t had a lot of luck in the relationship dept. She dates, but hasn’t found the one. While on yet another bad date, she meets a stunningly gorgeous man named Chase Parker. He’s cocky, opinionated & all up in her business when he overhears her on the phone trying to get out of her date from hell. He joins her table & proceeds to tell her date fake stories of his made up childhood with Reese. He’s exciting and there’s a definite spark there. They part ways that evening & Reese continues to think of him constantly.

Reese suddenly seems to be running into Chase everywhere. The man is delicious & her want for him is becoming out of control. She can’t get him off her mind or out of her secret fantasies.

Chase is not only beautiful to look at, but he’s brilliantly intelligent & a wealthy self-made businessman. He runs a successful company & eventually through circumstances becomes her boss. Her hot sexy boss who can be an arrogant jerk, but her body wants him all the same. He makes his intentions toward Reese very clear from the start & lets her know them sleeping together is inevitable. He’s just as into Reese as she is him. He wants her in his bed & is determined to have her, even if he has to wait.

-“I can’t take it anymore.”

-“I have no restraint left when it comes to you.”

Reese loves working at Parker Industries & feels alive again. As she gets to know Chase better she realizes there is so much more to this exquisite man. He has a painful past that haunts him & the more she’s around him, the more she wants to truly know him. Resisting his advances becomes impossible. She’s scared of trying something real with Chase because of her bad track record with men, but she wants everything he’s offering & more.

Chase can’t remember the last time he was this happy. Reese makes him smile & has become so important to him. He’s crazy about her & they struggle with how to come out as a couple & still work under the same roof.

This book was incredible!!! Reminded me of why I love to read! This man was such a sincere beautiful person. Absolute book boyfriend gold! I highly recommend this one! :))

*****Patty’s Review*****
*****5+++++ STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

The sun had begun to rise, casting a golden hue across the room as Chase slowly moved in and out of me. It was beautiful and tender, and I felt it in a place I never knew another human being could touch—my soul.

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How did I not know that Vi Keeland was such a fantastic author??!!! I have only read STUCK-UP SUIT, but that was a book she co-wrote with Penelope Ward and it was so hard to tell if there was a difference in writing because those two ladies just mesh extremely well together. All I know is that I need to read more of this woman’s books!! I fell madly in love with this book from the very first chapter. The story is just that good!! It’s been quite a while since I’ve met a book boyfriend with ALL the qualities that when combined, equals PERFECTION. Chase Parker was drop dead gorgeous, intelligent, soulful, outstanding in the schmexy department, and most of all this guy had the best and funniest personality. I lost count of how many times I laughed out loud while reading BOSSMAN.

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Reese Annesley is on a horrible first date and while waiting on a line to the ladies room, she is trying to reach her bestie who is supposed to call her and give her the excuse she needs to ditch her date. Chase happens to overhear her leaving a message for her friend and calls her out on being shallow and for not giving the poor guy a chance. They exchange a few heated words and when they go back to their tables, Reese can’t help but ogle the rude man because he truly is a mouth-watering sight. He ends up inviting himself and his date over to Reese’s table and concocts the most outrageous story of how they first met back in grade school and it was from that moment that I knew Chase was a serious top of the list book boyfriend contender!! Chase and Reese will bump into each other a few more hilarious times before she eventually lands a job with his company. And then the pursuing begins. Chase promises that he will get Reese in his bed. That it’s only a matter of time, but Reese left her last job for having made the mistake of sleeping with a co-worker who then ended up getting promoted and became her boss. She has no intentions of repeating past mistakes.

The daily flirtatious banter between these two was downright panty melting and at times laugh out loud funny. There’s also some serious undertones to this story as well which stem from traumatic events that occurred in both Chase and Reese’s pasts. But when the past comes back to haunt Chase, he winds up in a downward spiral. Will Reese be enough to bring Chase back from his darkest place? Or will their relationship be over before it ever truly got started?

I am telling you, this book is one you DO NOT want to pass up. I don’t think it’s possible not to fall in swoony love over Chase!! If you haven’t read it yet, make sure you bump this one up your TBRs.

BOSSMAN is available now!

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