REVIEW – DOWN TOO DEEP (Dirty Deeds, #4) by J. Daniels

SYNOPSIS

Fans of Christina Lauren and Colleen Hoover will love this sexy and emotional fourth book in the New York Times bestselling Dirty Deeds series.

Following the sudden death of his wife, Nathan Bell has spent nearly two years burying himself in work and neglecting his biggest responsibility: his daughter. Overcome with guilt, he wants to connect with little Marley, but he doesn’t know how to do it alone. And then Jenna Savage throws him a lifeline.

A single mom of twins, Jenna is more than capable of taking care of Nate’s adorable two-year-old, and wants to help Nathan however she can. Soon, attachments are made, forcing Jenna and her kids into new territory. And the closer everyone becomes, the more right it feels.

Falling in love forces Nathan to face his biggest fear, and when hearts, both big and little, are on the line, the only thing scarier than needing someone is losing them all.

 

*****Patty’s Review*****

*****4.5 STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

My heart had become its own protector. It let me love, but it held me back. It hoped, just like it always did, but it wouldn’t believe anymore in the certainty of what I was feeling. With every wish it allowed, it whispered caution behind it. Be careful. You know how I can break.

 

J. Daniels has finished off the ”Dirty Deeds” series with a story that will have your hearts soaring and your temperatures rising. I have been anxiously anticipating the release of Nate’s book and I can honestly say it was well worth the wait!! I am so torn between Stitch and Nate as my favorite Heroes from this series. I guess I do have a soft spot for romances with single fathers. Nate’s relationship with his little girl, Marley, had me swooning hard over him. Jenna was his true soul mate. I loved how the two were so perfect for each other and that their children played crucial roles in the plot development.

 

Nate’s wife died nearly two years ago and since that time he has thrown himself into running his restaurant, Whitecaps. Leaving his baby daughter with his parents to watch over, who at first were accommodating to help Nate through his grief but now his parents no longer want to play the role of permanent babysitters. Nate feels like his world has been turned upside down. He has no idea how to care for Marley as he never spent enough time with her to form that special father/daughter bond. He runs into Jenna at his restaurant when she stops by with her twins to have a bite to eat. She immediately becomes smitten with Nate’s cute little girl and offers to help him out by babysitting her while he’s at work.

 

Jenna not only helps Nate get to know Marley, but she also ends up stirring up feelings he never thought he would be capable of again! These two had serious chemistry, but they also formed almost an instant emotional connection through their easy friendship and mutual adoration over their children. Jenna has never been with a man who was worthy enough of her and her twins. Nate is the first man to show her true affection and who also genuinely cares for Oliver and Olivia. She’s falling fast for him, but Nate is still haunted by his wife’s death and carries so much guilt over it deep inside him. Can he let go of the past or will it destroy his chances at a beautiful future?

 

 

Here are my overall ratings:

Hero: 5
Heroine: 4.5
Plot: 4.5
Angst: 4.5
Steam: 4.5
Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 5

DOWN TOO DEEP is currently available! What an epic conclusion to an amazing series!!

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LIVE – SINGLE IN SITKA by Katy Regnery

** This will be a full length novel

A single Dad. A personal ad. What could possibly go wrong?

When Seattle journalist, Amanda McKendrick, pitches a new story about the increase of bear attacks in Sitka, her newspaper sends her north for two weeks. While there, she answers the personal ad of single dad, Luke Kingston, looking for a little no-strings-attached fun to pass the time.

But the sweet, widowered father of three—who just happens to be a smokin’ hot state trooper—turns out to be a lot more than Amanda bargained for. As the days go by, she wonders if it’ll be possible to return to Seattle without leaving her heart behind.

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New York
Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Regnery started her writing career
by enrolling in a short story class in January 2012. One year later, she signed
her first contract, and Katy’s first novel was published in September 2013.
Over forty
books later, Katy claims authorship of the multititled New York Times and USA
Today bestselling Blueberry Lane Series, which follows the English, Winslow,
Rousseau, Story, and Ambler families of Philadelphia; the seven-book,
bestselling ~a modern fairytale~ series, including Katy’s “Beauty and the
Beast” story, The Vixen and the Vet, 
which was a 2015 RITA© nominee; and
several other stand-alone novels and novellas, including the
critically-acclaimed, 2018 RITA© nominated, USA Today bestselling contemporary
romance, Unloved, a love story.
 Katy’s books are available in English, French,
German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese and Turkish.

EXCERPT REVEAL – DOWN TOO DEEP (Dirty Deeds, #4) by J. Daniels

 

DOWN TO DEEP

Dirty Deeds Book 4

BY J. Daniels

Release Date: October 8

 

Two single parents and three adorable kids are about to have a summer they’ll never forget in this sexy, heartwarming new novel of the New York Times bestselling series.


Following the sudden death of his wife, Nathan Bell has spent nearly two years burying himself in work and neglecting his biggest responsibility: his daughter. Overcome with guilt, he wants to connect with little Marley, but he doesn’t know how to do it alone. And then Jenna Savage throws him a lifeline.
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A single mom of twins, Jenna is more than capable of taking care of Nate’s adorable two-year-old, and wants to help Nathan however she can. Soon, attachments are made, forcing Jenna and her kids into new territory. And the closer everyone becomes, the more right it feels.
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Falling in love forces Nathan to face his biggest fear, and when hearts, both big and little, are on the line, the only thing scarier than needing someone is losing them all.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

  1. Daniels is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Alabama Summer, Dirty Deeds and Sweet Addiction series.Best known for her sexy, small-town romances, her debut novel, Sweet Addiction, was first published in 2014 and went on to become an international bestseller. Since then, she has published more than ten novels, including the Dirty Deeds series with Forever Romance.

    Daniels grew up in Baltimore and currently lives in Maryland with her husband and two kids. A former full-time Radiologic Technologist, she began writing romance after college and quickly discovered a passion for it. You’ll still catch her in scrubs every now and then, but most of her time is spent writing these days—a career she is eternally grateful for.

    Always an avid reader, Daniels enjoys books of all kinds, but favors Romance (of course) and Fantasy. She loves hiking, traveling, going to the mountains for the weekend, and spending time with her family.

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    NEXT RELEASE: All We Want, book six in the sexy and hilariously charming Alabama Summer series. Now LIVE!

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Excerpt

Marley kept whining. She stomped her foot and shook her head at her father when he held out a stuffed giraffe. Nate swapped it out for a book, turning to a page and pointing at one of the pictures. She wasn’t interested. Marley fell back onto her butt as tears hit her cheeks. Her legs kicked against the floor with fury.

Nate pinched his eyes shut, ran a hand through his hair, and looked down at her. He appeared lost, and possibly on the brink of a melt-down himself.

He was overwhelmed, that was clear.

“Has she eaten dinner? Maybe she’s hungry,” I said, walking over to the play yard. On instinct, I bent over the gate and held out my arms. I wanted to soothe her somehow. I at least wanted to try. I hated seeing this sweet thing so upset.

Marley immediately stood up and came to me. When I got her on my hip, she settled down and played with the chain around my neck again.

“I don’t know what she is,” Nate replied. He held up his glasses and rubbed at his eyes. “I guess she could be hungry.”

“If you want, I can take her out there and she can eat with us. It’s just me and my kids.”

“Really?”

“Sure. What does she like off the menu?”

He looked at Marley, thinking hard on that question. “Normal two-year-old stuff?” Our gazes met. I saw the embarrassment in his eyes before he looked down and away. “Sorry. I really don’t know what she likes. I haven’t spent much time with her.” He gripped the back of his neck, mumbling, “I’m sure that’s obvious right now.”

His shame was palpable.

Something about the way Nate spoke, the humiliation in his voice, the rejection—he wanted to know his daughter. He wanted to have the answer to any question I could ask him about her, and he didn’t know how.

Everything inside me that made me who I was, wanted to help him.

 

 

COVER REVEAL – AWK-WEIRD by Avery Flynn

There’s more to me than just being awk-weird. I own my own
flower shop, have some great friends, and I have my eye on adopting the most
adorable kitten. But sadly, hot guys don’t tend to be blown away by my
trivia-spouting, dorky self.




So when a Thor-lookalike who happens to be a professional
hockey player hits on me at my bestie’s wedding rehearsal party… You better
believe I climbed that tree like a cat. And the fact that it happened not once,
not twice, but three times? Yeah, that’s pretty much a once-in-a-lifetime
experience for a woman like me.




There’s zero chance I’ll end up ever seeing him again…right?



Until the pregnancy test comes up positive. What happens next?



Oh my God, I wish I knew…

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USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling romance author
Avery Flynn has three slightly-wild children, loves a hockey-addicted husband
and is desperately hoping someone invents the coffee IV drip. Avery was a
reader before she was a writer and hopes to always be both. She loves to write
about smartass alpha heroes who are great with a quip and relatable heroines
who are feisty, fierce and fantastic.

LIVE – JOCK ROAD (Jock Hard, #3) by Sara Ney

 

 


EAT. SLEEP. FOOTBALL. 

 

Those are Jackson Jennings, Jr’s three mantras. His entire life, he’s been a trained athlete with only one end-game: the Pro’s. No girls. No parties. No alcohol. 
 
EAT. SLEEP. FOOTBALL.
Repeat.  
Every Friday night, Triple J cruises the strip on campus, bored, lonely and conditioned not to party. But the night he meets Charlotte Edmonds on the side of the road, he wonders if his three mantras will ever be enough. 
 
BIG. DUMB. JOCK.
Charlie has no time for Jackson’s antics. Not when he’s stealing her food or teases her to no end, making her tingle in all the right places. But if she’s ever going to have a boyfriend, she’d choose one who isn’t a Neanderthal. One with manners and actual time to spend with her. Not a hulking man-child who cruises the strip at night, in his Big. Dumb. Truck.

 

 

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Meet the Author:

 

 

 

Sara Ney is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the How to Date a Douchebag series, and is best known for her sexy, laugh-out-loud New Adult romances. Among her favorite vices, she includes: iced latte’s, historical architecture and well-placed sarcasm. She lives in the Midwest, collects vintage books, art, loves flea markets, and fancies herself British. 
 

 

For a list of cities/venues Sara will be signing at, or to purchase signed books, please visit her website at http://www.authorsaraney.com

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

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REVIEW – JOCK ROAD (Jock Hard, #3) by Sara Ney

SYNOPSIS

EAT. SLEEP. FOOTBALL.

Those are Jackson Jennings, Jr’s three mantras . His entire life, he’s been a trained athlete with only one end-game: the Pro’s. No girls. No parties. No alcohol.

EAT. SLEEP. FOOTBALL.

Repeat.

Every Friday night, Triple J cruises the strip on campus, bored, lonely and conditioned not to party. But the night he meets Charlotte Edmonds on the side of the road, he wonders if his three mantras will ever be enough.

BIG. DUMB. JOCK.

Charlie has no time for Jackson’s antics. Not when he’s stealing her food or teases her to no end, making her tingle in all the right places. But if she’s ever going to have a boyfriend, she’d choose one who isn’t a Neanderthal. One with manners and actual time to spend with her. Not a hulking man-child who cruises the strip at night, in his Big. Dumb. Truck.

*****Patty’s Review*****

*****FOUR STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

I kiss his majestic nose again. Again. Loving every second of it, cherishing this moment, hoping to remember it forever, no matter what ends up happening with us. We may not have a happily ever after—only time will tell—but we’re happy now, and I want to touch his soul—and his body

 

 

The ”Jock Hard” series is my favorite of Sara Ney’s works. In ”JOCK ROAD” our alpha male Hero is Iowa States’ famous wide receiver, Jackson Jennings, aka ”Triple J”. He’s a hulking specimen of a man but with the innocence of a prepubescent young boy. He’s a Hero readers will find it hard not to fall in love with. Charlotte, aka ”Charlie”, Edmonds, our Heroine, is a spitfire who is not at all threatened by Jackson’s size or in awe of his status of being the next #1 NFL draft pick. These two get off to a very rocky start but their journey is filled with a lot of laughs and equal amounts of heartfelt moments.

Since a very young age, Jackson’s father has ingrained in his head that football is his life. There is room for nothing else, especially women. At twenty-two, he’s never once defied his father and that is why he avoids temptation by spending his Friday nights cruising down Main Street for fun. Little did he know that his tailgating and his truck’s offensive high beams would introduce him to the woman who would have him questioning whether there was more to life than just football.

 

Jackson is a walking contradiction that becomes a refreshing surprise to Charlie. It’s on their first date that she realizes that he’s out of his element and just as insecure as she is. She knows that if she doesn’t keep her defenses up, that she’ll be heading towards inevitable heartbreak. After just one kiss, Jackson is completely smitten and realizes he’s never felt what it was like to truly live until Charlotte walked into his life. Can he have the girl plus a career in the NFL?

Here are my overall ratings:

Hero: 4.5
Heroine: 4.5
Plot: 4
Angst: 3
Steam: 4
Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 4.5

 

 

 

”JOCK ROAD” is currently available!

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BLOG TOUR – THE LAST POST by Renee Carlino

 
 
 
 
In this evocative and poignant novel from the USA TODAY bestselling author Renee Carlino of Blind Kiss and Wish You Were Here, a young widow in the midst of grieving her late husband through Facebook posts learns to heal and fall in love again.
 

 

“See you on the other side.” 

 

Laya Marston’s husband, Cameron, a daredevil enthusiast, always said this before heading off on his next adventure. He was the complete opposite of her, ready and willing to dive off a cliff-face, or parachute across a canyon—and Laya loved him for it. But she was different: pragmatic, regimented, devoted to her career and to supporting Cameron from the sidelines of his death-defying feats. 

 

 

 

Opposites attract, right?

 

 

 

But when Cameron dies suddenly and tragically, all the stages of grief go out the window. Laya becomes lost in denial, living in the delusion that Cameron will come back to her. She begins posting on his Facebook page, reminiscing about their life together, and imagining new adventures for the two of them.

 

 

 

Micah Evans, a young and handsome architect at Laya’s father’s firm, is also stuck––paralyzed by the banal details of his career, his friendships, and his love life. He doesn’t know what he’s looking for, only that there is someone out there who can bring energy and spirit to the humdrum of his life.

 

 

 

When Micah discovers Laya’s tragic and bizarre Facebook posts, he’s determined to show Laya her life is still worth living. Leaving her anonymous gifts and notes, trying to recreate the sense of adventure she once shared with her late husband, Micah finds a new passion watching Laya come out of the darkness. And Laya finds a new joy in the experiences Micah has created for her.

 

 

 

But for Laya, letting another man in still feels like a betrayal to her late husband. Even though Micah may be everything she could wish for, she wonders if she deserves to find happiness again.

 

 

 

Written with Renée Carlino’s signature “tender and satisfying” (Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of Maybe in Another Life) prose, this warm and compassionate novel shows us how powerful the courage to love and live again truly is.

 

 

 

 

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Renée Carlino is a screenwriter and bestselling author of contemporary women’s novels and new adult fiction. Her books have been featured in national publications, including USA TODAY, Huffington Post, Latina magazine, and Publisher’s Weekly. She lives in Southern California with her husband, two sons, and their sweet dog June. When she’s not at the beach with her boys or working on her next project, she likes to spend her time reading, going to concerts, and eating dark chocolate. 
Learn more at www.reneecarlino.com 

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LIVE – THE CANDLE PALACE (Jamison Valley, #6) by Devney Perry

Sometimes a single flame can
ignite a love that lasts a lifetime. 




Milo Phillips knows the meaning of pain. Suffering through
the most intense physical agony of his life, he’s confined to a hospital bed to
bear it alone. More than once, he wishes he’d died in the explosion that melted
and mangled his skin. Darkness consumes him, snuffing all the joy in his life
and leaving an empty hole in its place.


But one day, a flicker of light sneaks into his hospital
room, driving away some of the hopelessness. For the first time in months, pain
isn’t all he feels.




The flicker’s name is Sara Foster, his new nurse. Milo just
hopes that Sara can see past his scars. Because underneath, his heart has begun
beating again just for her.











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Devney
is the USA Today bestselling author of the Jamison Valley
series. She lives in Montana with her husband and two children. After working
in the technology industry for nearly a decade, she abandoned conference calls
and project schedules to enjoy a slower pace at home with her kids. She loves
reading and, after consuming hundreds of books, decided to share her own
stories. Devney loves hearing from readers! 
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her on social media.

REVIEW – THE LAST POST by Renee Carlino

SYNOPSIS

In this evocative and poignant novel from the USA TODAYbestselling author of Blind Kiss and Wish You Were Here, a young widow in the midst of grieving her late husband through Facebook posts learns to heal and fall in love again. 

“See you on the other side.”

Laya Marston’s husband, Cameron, a daredevil enthusiast, always said this before heading off on his next adventure. He was the complete opposite of her, ready and willing to dive off a cliff-face, or parachute across a canyon—and Laya loved him for it. But she was different: pragmatic, regimented, devoted to her career and to supporting Cameron from the sidelines of his death-defying feats.

Opposites attract, right?

But when Cameron dies suddenly and tragically, all the stages of grief go out the window. Laya becomes lost in denial, living in the delusion that Cameron will come back to her. She begins posting on his Facebook page, reminiscing about their life together, and imagining new adventures for the two of them.

Micah Evans, a young and handsome architect at Laya’s father’s firm, is also stuck––paralyzed by the banal details of his career, his friendships, and his love life. He doesn’t know what he’s looking for, only that there is someone out there who can bring energy and spirit to the humdrum of his life.

When Micah discovers Laya’s tragic and bizarre Facebook posts, he’s determined to show Laya her life is still worth living. Leaving her anonymous gifts and notes, trying to recreate the sense of adventure she once shared with her late husband, Micah finds a new passion watching Laya come out of the darkness. And Laya finds a new joy in the experiences Micah has created for her.

But for Laya, letting another man in still feels like a betrayal to her late husband. Even though Micah may be everything she could wish for, she wonders if she deserves to find happiness again.

Written with Renée Carlino’s signature “tender and satisfying” (Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of Maybe in Another Life) prose, this warm and compassionate novel shows us how powerful the courage to love and live again truly is.

 

*****Patty’s Review*****

*****3.5 STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

There are times in life when the pendulum swinging between happiness and sadness begins to slow. The powerful force of emotions goes dormant, we pause, look up, and realize we are finally content. 

 

 

 

This story was equally depressing as it was bizarre. At times I wondered what path the author was trying to pave for the main characters. I struggled with my feelings for this book for almost 70% of it. I didn’t empathize or even like the heroine, Laya, and I thought Micah was a deranged stalker. The only character that I liked was Cameron, the dead husband, whom we only get to meet during the first chapter of the book. I idealized him along with Laya, and that’s because, in her point of view, he was the perfect version of himself.

I was worried that this was going to be the first book by Renee Carlino that would be a disappointment, but the writing is good. I couldn’t help but laugh at the snarky and quick-witted banter between Micah and his twin sister Melissa. Those two cracked me up more times than I could count. Somehow the author managed to turn things around but it took almost three-quarters of the story for her to pull off what I considered to be an impossible feat. I couldn’t fathom that Laya and Micah could have believable chemistry but then the author throws in a plot twist to shake things up and it was then that I felt a connection to the story and characters. I only wish it didn’t take so long to finally click. I will say that the author has a great sense of humor and it made for some terrific comedic banter and I’m happy that I got the chance to read this one.

Here are my overall ratings:

Hero: 4
Heroine: 3
Plot: 3.5
Angst: 4
Steam: 3
Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 4

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COVER REVEAL – JOCK ROAD (Jock Hard, #3) by Sara Ney

Book 3 in the Jock Hard Series Releases September 5th! 

 
 
 
EAT. SLEEP. FOOTBALL.

 

 

 

Those are Jackson Jennings, Jr’s three mantras . His entire life, he’s been a trained athlete with only one end-game: the Pro’s. No girls. No parties. No alcohol.

 

 

 

EAT. SLEEP. FOOTBALL.

 

 

 

Repeat.

 

 

 

Every Friday night, Triple J cruises the strip on campus, bored, lonely and conditioned not to party. But the night he meets Charlotte Edmonds on the side of the road, he wonders if his three mantras will ever be enough.

 

 

 

BIG. DUMB. JOCK.

 

 

 

Charlie has no time for Jackson’s antics. Not when he’s stealing her food or teases her to no end, making her tingle in all the right places. But if she’s ever going to have a boyfriend, she’d choose one who isn’t a Neanderthal. One with manners and actual time to spend with her. Not a hulking man-child who cruises the strip at night, in his Big. Dumb. Truck.

 

 

PRE-ORDER HERE:

Will be FREE in KU





Sara Ney is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the How to Date a Douchebag series, and is best known for her sexy, laugh-out-loud New Adult romances. Among her favorite vices, she includes: iced latte’s, historical architecture and well-placed sarcasm. She lives in the Midwest, collects vintage books, art, loves flea markets, and fancies herself British. 
 

 

For a list of cities/venues Sara will be signing at, or to purchase signed books, please visit her website at http://www.authorsaraney.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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