Book Review & Excerpt: The Son & His Hope by Pepper Winters

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The Son and His Hope by Pepper Winters

Release Date: February 12th

Scroll down for my 5 Star Review and an Exclusive Excerpt.

This is one of my all-time favorite books!!!

 

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The Son and His Hope, a sweeping standalone from New York Times Bestselling author Pepper Winters.

“Things you should know about me from the very beginning:

I was born to true love, witnessed the destruction it causes, and vowed never to let such agony happen to me. I am not a story-teller like my father. I am not a writer like my mother. I am just a son—their son.

I am happy being alone.

And that is all I ever want to be.”

JACOB

The day he was born, Jacob learned his hardest and longest lesson.

It wasn’t a lesson a boy should learn so young, but from his earliest memories he knew where happiness lives, so does tragedy. Where love exists, so does heartbreak. And where hope resides, so does sorrow.

That lesson carved him from the kid to the teen to the man.

And nothing and no one could change his mind.

HOPE

I first met him when he was fourteen at a movie premiere of all places. A movie based on his parent’s life.

He was stoic, strong, suspicious, and secretive.

I was only ten, but I felt something for him. A strange kind of sorrow that made me want to hug and heal him.

I was the daughter of the actor hired to play his father.

We shared similarities.

I recognised parts of him because they were parts of me.

But no matter how many times we met. No matter how many times I tried.

He stayed true to his vow to never fall.

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Exclusive Excerpt:

It’d been a long time since I’d seen her, and this new woman in front of me didn’t compute with the waifish girl I’d done my best to scare off.

“I couldn’t sleep.” She blinked with eyes too hooded to be innocent. She spoke with a voice too rich and feminine to belong to the annoying Hope Jacinta Murphy.

My hands curled, fighting away sick appreciation. For years, I hadn’t bothered mingling with anyone other than family. Back when I’d attended school, the girls showed off their newly formed bodies and flaunted their sexual preference. Their obvious flirting turned me off rather than on. They all seemed so desperate to impress, so eager for a connection that would end up destroying them.

Hope, meanwhile, was none of those things.

She was shy beneath strength. Quiet beneath conversation. And when she’d hugged me?

God, she’d shown me pain had multiple levels.

A hug from family could sear and sting.

But a hug from her?

It drew blood.

“It isn’t safe to wander around this late on your own.” My hands balled, my voice thickened, and I did my best to keep my eyes on her face because there was no way I could look at her body. No way I could permit myself to see the change in her, the growth, the knowledge that she might drive me to rage and disturb my carefully perfected world, but she was the most beautiful creature I’d ever seen.

Soft but sharp. Trusting but careful. Fragile but brave.

All the things that drew out the best and worst in me. I wanted to be kind, so she was happy. I wanted to be cruel, so she’d leave.

I didn’t have the strength to fight both instincts or convince myself I was content with being alone. My phobia of getting close to anyone ordered me to back up and point at Mom’s house. “Go back, Hope.”

She bit her lower lip, looking at where I pointed before capturing my stare again.

I didn’t stand a chance with the way she studied me. The same way she’d watched me as a child with a certainty and calmness that made me fidget and bristle. Only now, a deeper element was there too. A terrifying welcome. A petrifying invitation that had nothing to do with the years we’d danced around each other and everything to do with this new torturous existence.

“I don’t want to go back yet.” Her voice whispered through the grass, sounding part breeze, part shadow.

“What do you want?” My jaw clenched.

What the hell sort of question is that, and why did I ask it?

She cocked her head, hair tumbling, eyes searching. “To walk.” Taking a hesitant step toward me, she smiled softly. “Want to walk with me?”

“What I want is for you to get off my property.”

Her smile warmed instead of cooled. “Can I walk on it first? Then I’ll get off it.”

I couldn’t understand her. Was she joking with me? Teasing? Being plain exasperating? Crossing my arms, I raised my chin. “Walking it would take hours. It’s big.”

 

About Pepper:

Pepper Winters is a multiple New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today International Bestseller.

After chasing her dreams to become a full-time writer, Pepper has earned recognition with awards for best Dark Romance, best BDSM Series, and best Hero. She’s an multiple #1 iBooks bestseller, along with #1 in Erotic Romance, Romantic Suspense, Contemporary, and Erotica Thriller. With 19 books currently published, she has hit the bestseller charts twenty-six times in three years.

Pepper is a Hybrid Author of both Traditional and Self-published work. Her Pure Corruption Series was released by Grand Central, Hachette.

Her books have garnered foreign interest and are currently being translated into numerous languages, including already released

titles in Italian and Turkish. Audio Books for her entire back-list will be available in 2017.

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Book Review: Warrior Undone by Jessica Ruben

 

We’re celebrating the release of Warrior Undone by Jessica Ruben! One-click this “heart pumping, terrifying, beautiful” books today!

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From Amazon Bestselling Author Jessica Ruben comes the latest Contemporary/New Adult Romance….

 

I have no intention of finding happily-ever-after.

At least, not anymore.

Fighting for my country was an honor,

returning home is a curse.

My demons need to be fed.

How else can a shattered man stay afloat?

When a wild night in Las Vegas with the sexiest woman I’ve ever met turns into hell, she attaches to me as though I’m her savior.

But what happens when a woman hangs her hands on broken glass?

She bleeds.

*Warrior Undone is a stand alone spin-off from the Vincent and Eve series. This is a full length novel.

 

 

 

 

 

About the Author:

 

Jessica Ruben lives and works in New York City, where she spends her days dominating in the court room as an attorney. Come nightfall, she writes romances centering on gorgeous alpha males and the intelligent women who love them.

Jessica is an insatiable reader, and will devour a few books a week without batting an eyelash. Books have always been her drug of choice, and she has no plans on detox anytime soon. She has three wildly delicious children and a husband who, for reasons unimaginable to her, loves her brand of crazy.

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Review: Boys of Brayshaw High by Meagan Brandy

Boys of Brayshaw High, a brand new series from Meagan Brandy is NOW LIVE !!!

 

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Synopsis:

“Girls like you aren’t exactly welcomed at a place like this, so keep your head down and look the other way.”

Those were the exact words of my social worker when she dropped me in my newest hellhole, a place for “troubled teens”.

I didn’t listen, and now I’m on their radar.

They expect me to play along in their games of hierarchy, to fall in line in the social order they’ve deemed me fit.

Too bad for them, I don’t follow rules.

Too bad for me, they’re determined to make sure I do.

Inconceivably attractive and treated like kings…these are the boys of Brayshaw High.

And I’m the girl who got in their way.  

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Excerpt:

“You’re Raven Carver, aren’t you?”

I face forward with a frown.

“Sorry, but Maybell told me you were coming today. I didn’t think you’d be at school already, but usually the only new kids who come are people from the home.”

“Yeah, well, I wasn’t exactly given an option so, here I am.”

“Are you gonna run?”

I laugh lightly, shifting my eyes to hers. “Nah. I’ve got nowhere to be. Now I’m stuck in the system ‘til I’m eighteen anyway, so fuck it. May as well cruise through.”

“Those guys back there, you need to be careful. They’re… not like most high schoolers. People around here listen to them, follow their every move.”

So those are the guys the chick was referring to this morning.

“What you did today? They won’t allow that without getting you back. They can’t.” She shakes her head.

“I keyed his Denali.” I shrug. “Big fucking deal.”

The girl stops, her eyes widening. “Yeah, you got that part right. It is a ‘big fucking deal.’ If they let some nobody, new girl like you – no offense – openly disrespect them like that, it’ll threaten their entire system.”

“System.”

“Yeah. System. They’re a big deal around here, and not just at the school. You either kneel at their feet or get stomped under them. They’ll make sure you’re shamed, one way or another.”

We make our way up the dirt driveway. “He disrespected me first. If there’s one thing I know about guys, it’s if you let them walk all over you, they’ll take pleasure in doing it.”

The girl steps ahead, pulling open the screen door as she looks back at me. “If there’s one thing I know about the boys of Brayshaw, it’s that they’ll destroy anything that threatens to mess up their vision. Watch out, Raven. Your little stunt today may have gotten the guys you’re used to off your back, but for these guys? All you did was paint the mark brighter.”

I raise a black brow and she scowls at me.

“A target from them means a target from all their followers,” she spits.

Right. “Let me guess… you’re a follower?”

 

This time it’s her who pops an eyebrow. “Welcome to Brayshaw High.

 

 

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Now Available: A Place Without You by Jewel E. Ann

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A Place Without You, an all-new emotional New Adult romance from Jewel E. Ann, is available now!

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The Law of Henna and Bodhi:

When love breaks, fall inward, fall together, and fall hard. Then let time pick up the pieces.

Everything feels temporary when you’ve experienced tragedy—until Henna Lane meets Bodhi at a music festival.

Young and spontaneous, they have a lust for seizing the moment, falling hard and fast.

When Bodhi is forced to leave without a goodbye, Henna thinks she’ll never get over him. But then she meets Mr. Malone, her sexy, new guidance counselor.

They are reckless.

They are forbidden.

When their secret is discovered, Henna has to choose between finishing school—banned from seeing Mr. Malone—or dropping out to follow her nomad dreams.

Henna chooses her dreams.

Over time, she learns that life is not a destination or a journey, some things are more than temporary, and the forbidden can never be ignored. But if she returns for him, will he still be hers?

A Place Without You is an emotional story of young love, shattered dreams, and impossible decisions.

 

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Excerpt:

“Let’s eat before we leave. I’m sure there’s quite the spread downstairs.”

“Rich people breakfast?” I ask.

She furrows a brow for a few seconds. “Yes. I suppose so.” Rolling away, she swings her legs around and stands up, stretching like a cat.

“Do you eat rich people breakfast every morning?” My curiosity has been piqued.

After a long yawn, she cocks her head to the side, lips slightly twisted. “Shredded Wheat with cut-up banana and almond milk. Is that a rich person’s breakfast?”

I sit up, doing a bit of my own stretching, loving the way her gaze roams along my bare chest, her lips parting ever so slightly. “No. I think that’s a solid middle-class breakfast.”

“Middle. That’s average. Average is good, right?”

“There’s nothing average about you, Henna.” I stand, following her into the bedroom.

“I’m going to shower quickly, and by quickly I mean I need an hour. Do you have an hour?”

“To shower with you?” I try to play it cool, like I’m serious.

I’m a little serious.

The color leaves her face. “Oh, um …” She twists her fingers together, drawing her shoulders inward.

“I’m kidding.”

A little kidding.

Henna’s posture relaxes as her cheeks pink up again. “We could.” Her gaze darts around the room before landing on mine for two seconds only to wander around the room again.

“My clothes are at my hotel. I’ll shower there. I need to get going.”

A slow sigh deflates her chest as she tries on a smile that misses the confident mark by a few centimeters. “Okay.”

“But thanks for the offer.” I wink.

More color paints her cheeks, and it looks stunning on her. “I kinda sorta thought we’d have sex last night, but we didn’t, and that’s fine, but now I don’t know what comes next.”

Does that make me the world’s biggest idiot for not taking what she was planning on offering? Or does that make me a gentleman? I’ve already fucked her a hundred different ways in my head, so I’m going to shy away from the gentleman label.

“How about you put my number in your phone and I’ll call you later today? That feels like a good next, don’t you think?”

Henna nods and turns, walking toward the bedroom door. Digging through her purse, she retrieves her phone. When she pulls it out, a string of three condoms comes out with it. “Oh jeez.” Quickly snatching them off the floor, she shoves them back into her purse.

I don’t respond because I’m not sure what the correct response should be.

“I was conceived at Coachella.” She hands me her phone with the contact screen open, ready for my information.

Taking her phone, I give her an expectant look, but she withholds all elaboration.

“And by conceived, you mean physical conception, not merely an idea kind of conception?” I hand her phone back and give her mine.

“In the shadows behind a stage. I know more details than most people should actually know about the moment they were conceived.” She lifts a shoulder in a small shrug. “But Juni is my best friend. She’s the absolute coolest mom ever, and the story of how she met my dad is my favorite story ever.”

I nod as she keeps her chin tipped toward the screen to my phone. “Why is that?” I take my phone back when she holds it out to me.

“Yin Yang. Opposites. Laws of the universe.” She wears a satisfied smile. “My parents were temporary. I was permanent.” Holding out her arms, she inspects her henna tattoos as if seeing them for the first time. “My mom had henna tattoos on her body when she met my dad. Henna grows in intensity over a few days before fading to nothing. It’s magical and beautiful and then it’s gone. My parents say that about their love for each other. It grew quickly into something deep and intense, but over time it faded. Their love—like most everything in life—was temporary.”

“We’re temporary.”

Her empty stare shifts to meet my gaze and she nods. “Don’t sweat it. Everything is temporary. But today…” she walks into my chest, and my arms wrap around her as she looks up at me “…we should be at our brightest, our most intense.”

About Jewel:

Jewel is a free-spirited romance junkie with a quirky sense of humor.

With 10 years of flossing lectures under her belt, she took early retirement from her dental hygiene career to stay home with her three awesome boys and manage the family business.

After her best friend of nearly 30 years suggested a few books from the Contemporary Romance genre, Jewel was hooked. Devouring two and three books a week but still craving more, she decided to practice sustainable reading, AKA writing.

When she’s not donning her cape and saving the planet one tree at a time, she enjoys yoga with friends, good food with family, rock climbing with her kids, watching How I Met Your Mother reruns, and of course…heart-wrenching, tear-jerking, panty-scorching novels.

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Review: Drifter by Kristy Marie

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Drifter by Kristy Marie

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What I love about K Marie’s books is this amazing “family” that she has created in this series. If you have not read Commander in Briefs or Gorgeous before Drifter – that is ok! But, I HIGHLY recommend them. This group of men and women have come together under the influence of Anniston McAlister. She has more compassion and generosity than any other heroine I have read, and she has created a family of misfits – ex-Marines who were lost after their tours and had no family and only nightmares to live with. These men look out for each other, they are fiercely loyal and protective, and love to give one another a hard time. You will laugh as much as you cry reading their stories – and Drifter is no different.

Once I read Commander in Briefs by Kristy Marie, I could not wait for Connor Hayes’ book. He is an ex-Marine who is confident, but not arrogant; a playful flirt, and a playboy; he seems like the sweet boy next door with nice manners, but is really a dirty-talking, alpha-male with a filthy mind. Not to mention he is Handsome, and has a body built like a machine. Yah…I was taken by him. I always knew there was much more to Hayes’ story – something dark and deep – that would make me fall for him even harder, and I was right.

Connor Hayes can charm the pants off of any woman – old or young, but he was in for a challenge with Bianca Morgan. I F******G LOVE BIANCA!! She is a badass. She may be a criminal, but once you learn the history behind her actions, it is easy to forgive and accept her. What I love the most about this story is her transformation. She is one of the toughest heroines I have read. Her guard is so high up with men, and she has been hurt badly by those who she let closest to her, I did not think that anyone could crack her armor. But as her story unfolds with Hayes, it is mesmerizing and captivating how she lets her walls down as she realizes her own worth. I hated her at times – I cried for her – I cheered her on – and I cried for her again. She is so beautiful and broken, and the role that Hayes played in her rising from the ashes was OH SO SWOONWORTHY.

Bianca & Hayes together is like a science experiment…you know there is chemistry, and you know there will be a big boom at some point, but there are so many trials and challenges getting there. I loved Hayes’ attitude and determination not to let this girl go! He was all in even from the moment she betrayed him. And the support and loyalty of his family the entire way makes your heart melt for these characters! There was not a scene with Hayes in it that I was not smiling. He is cheesy but is just what Bianca needs to melt her exterior. They are fun, playful, have amazing banter and wit, and Hayes’ mouth will make your panties wet, and his actions are so steamy that you will want your own Marine. SIGH. Like Bianca, Hayes finally lets his own walls down and reveals his dark past; and while he likes to cover up all of his deep emotions with humor, it is sooo breathtaking when he breaks down himself and lets Bianca in. I just wanted to hold him and hug him….ok, and maybe make-out with him some.

It is hard to put K Marie’s books into a specific trope category because they are a bit of everything… emotional, hilarious, enemies-to-lovers, and second chances; and that is why I love her. Drifter is in a class of its own. This story of the sassy and tough heroine realizing her self-worth while falling for the charming and humourous Marine is one of my favorite books, and these characters will stay with me for a long time. Well done once again K Marie! I cannot wait to see what is next from you!!!
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Review: A Place Without you by Jewel E. Ann

A Place Without You by Jewel E. Ann

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

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I am convinced that Jewel E Ann is pure evil genius. I read A Place Without You in less than 24 hours – up wayyy past my bedtime last night frantically turning the pages only to reach for it first thing this morning. Gah – I feel like I just ran a marathon – this book. These characters. They are all-consuming, gut-wrenching, rip out your heart and then fly away with it floating on the highest of highs type of characters! I fell hard for Bodhi and then kept falling – his fierce loyalty and selflessness, and his passion for Henna. And this girl!…her vibrant spirit and zest for life are contagious and I just.wanted.to.be.her. She is giving, beautiful and so deserving of love. My heartbeat never slowed reading their story – I felt like I was in a dream and I never wanted to wake up.

I finished this book 10 days ago, and it still is at the forefront of my mind when I pick up another book. Nothing is good enough to fill its void. I have put off doing this review because I just don’t want to have this “closure” with their story. Even now as I write this, I am listening to the Playlist for the book with tears tipping over. This book is JUST THAT GOOD. I highlighted so many amazing passages in this book, but one that forever will be a favorite is spoken by Henna:

“Because after two years, a million new faces, and countless cities… every place was simply a place without you. So it doesn’t matter that everyone wanted that for me. I only wanted you.”

Henna & Bodhi’s love for each other started out as physical attraction and innocent flirting, and it led to one of the most real and raw true love stories I have read. Bodhi carried the weight of the world on his shoulders, while at the same time he let his passion for Henna consume him – he fought it hard, he showed his vulnerabilities to her, and then he fought it some more. My heart broke for him over and over again. He is so selfless, giving, and loyal to a fault. He carries life-long guilt and has SOO much love to give. GAH this man!!!!

And Henna…. this girl was made to love. She carries her own demons, but vows to live a life with no regrets no matter what. Her passion and fire is contagious and it was magical when she brought that playful side out of Bodhi. She is fun, full of life, lives with no regrets, is fearless, and really doesn’t give a s**t what anyone else thinks of her. She loves completely and honestly, and Bodhi said it perfectly:

“I can’t hide my grin. She erases all the pain in my life with a look, a word, a single touch.” *SIGH*

I could go on and on about this book, but the reality is that you just NEED TO READ it. It is inspiring, fun-loving, heartbreaking, and emotional. It is one of my favorite books this year. JEA has done it again and Bodhi & Henna now have a special piece of my heart. 5+ brilliant 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Hate Notes is #1 on BuzzFeed Top 40 Romance List

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There were SO many fabulous romance novels released this year, I just don’t know how they narrow it down to 40 – let alone decide #1. But, Congratulations to Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward who took the #1 spot with Hate Notes!!

 

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Here is why I think it earned its #1 spot and 5 Stars from me!

Hate Notes has been on my TBR since it released, and after seeing it was #1 on the Buzzfeed Top 40 Romance Novel list of 2018, I dropped everything and read it. This dynamic duo author pair writes characters that you will fall for immediately. I loved Charlotte & Reed from their first meeting and as their stories unfold – you will both laugh and cry with them.

Charlotte is one of my favorite heroines – this girl is literally a ray of sunshine on a rainy day. Nothing gets her down and she never gives up. She is quirky, a dreamer, and so selfless. When she first meets Reed, he is completely closed-off, broody, and arrogant, yet there is an attraction between them that neither of them can ignore. When coincidental circumstances reunite them, their enemies-to-lovers story will have you laughing, sighing and you will be glued to the pages to see how it all ends. I absolutely loved their dynamic- the push and pull, their chemistry, and how they both challenged each other. The emotions were real and raw, and I was so pleasantly surprised with Reed’s character especially with every chapter.

This book was written flawlessly with fabulous secondary characters who you will love as much as Charlotte & Reed, and you will not want this story to end. Well done V. Keeland and P. Ward!

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SYNOPSIS

It all started with a mysterious blue note sewn into a wedding dress.
Something blue.
I’d gone to sell my own unworn bridal gown at a vintage clothing store. That’s when I found another bride’s “something old.” Stitched into the lining of a fabulously feathered design was the loveliest message I’d ever read: Thank you for making all of my dreams come true.
The name embossed on the blue stationery: Reed Eastwood, obviously the most romantic man who ever lived. I also discovered he’s the most gorgeous. If only my true-love fantasies had stopped there. Because I’ve since found out something else about Mr. Starry-Eyed.
He’s arrogant, cynical, and demanding. I should know. Thanks to a twist of fate, he’s my new boss. But that’s not going to stop me from discovering the story behind his last love letter. A love letter that did not result in a happily ever after.
But that story is nothing compared to the one unfolding between us. It’s getting hotter, sweet-er, and more surprising than anything I could have imagined.
Something new.

Book Review: The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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I have read every single one of KA Tucker’s books. She is an auto-click for me. This book has been sitting on my kindle for far too long teasing me, just waiting it’s patient turn after alll my ARCs and proofreading projects. Well I finally got to it and it was so much more than I was even hoping for!
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KA Tucker creates characters that are so real you can’t help but be completely consumed by their stories. Jonah & Calla were real to me – their unconventional families, life in small town Alaska where planes act like buses and trucks, and in NYC where life never sits still; Calla’s IG posts 🤣, the pet raccoon, Jonah’s sky cowboy lifestyle. Gah – I could go on and on. I LOVED it all!
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My fav authors are those who can strip down their characters to the barest form and you’re able to fall for them for so much more than just the washboard abs, perfect wardrobe and hot chemistry. I love the raw and real and KA Tucker is one of the best at creating this. I literally woke up this morning and thought “I wonder how Jonah & Calla are doing in Alaska?” 🤣I think I need an Epilogue…or a novella…or another book set in The Simple Wild.
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If you’re a fan of enemies-to-lovers and love the outdoors – or are even curious about Alaska – get this book today!!!! 5⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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New Release: Memories of Us by Kennedy L. Mitchell

We are so excited to be sharing the release of MEMORIES OF US by Kennedy L. Mitchell. MEMORIES OF US is a brand new standalone second chance romance – be sure to grab your copy today!

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About MEMORIES OF US

MEMORIES OF US is a standalone, second chance contemporary romance filled with twists and turns as a forgotten past is remembered.

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I’m a desperate man.

The memories I’ve lost now threaten my future.

After years spent escaping my family’s high society drama I’m back in town to fix my past.

Only one person can help: The gorgeous and headstrong Rebeka Harding who hates me for something I can’t remember.

I’ll do anything including striking a unique deal with the one woman I want but can’t touch.

She agrees with one condition – just friends, no benefits.

We’ll see how long that lasts.

REBEKA

For thirteen years, I’ve resented Brenton Graves for deserting me.

I’ve tried to move on, refusing to think about what might have been.

Now he’s back in town, seeking redemption and looking as sexy as ever.

When he asks for my help, I know better than to accept.

But I will. Because no matter how much I want to hate Brenton, I don’t.

Five days to help him remember and for me to finally get closure.

It’s what I need, but his touch is what I crave.

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The tips of my fingers grasped the truck door handle, but a set of large hands gripped my shoulders and swiveled me, pushing my back against the scorching metal. The brisk walk and proximity to him had my heart thundering against my ribs and my chest heaving with each labored breath.

“Where in the hell are you going? I told you to stop,” he said, not even breathing hard after his chase.

“Home.” I shifted to turn, but his grip only tightened. “Let go, B. You did it once before. I’m sure it’ll be even easier the second time around.”

“What the hell are you talking about?” he gritted out. “What did I do? Who did I leave?”

Mouth gaping, I relaxed a fraction, only to tense again when Kyle shoved Brenton so hard that the tight grip on my shoulders released.

“Get the fuck off her,” Kyle yelled, taking a step toward Brenton with his fists raised. “Listen, I’m just trying to—”

“What do you mean, ‘What did I do’?” I asked, taking a step toward the two fuming men.

Brenton’s green eyes cut to mine. “I—fuck! Get the hell off me.” He shoved Kyle, sending him stumbling back several steps.

Attention back on me, Brenton moved closer, eyes searching mine. “It means I don’t know what the fuck you’re talking about. I don’t understand why you’re so pissed. Hell, I don’t even know why I’m out here right now. All I know is—” He shot an annoyed look at Ryder and Kyle. “Can we have two seconds here?”

 

 

About KENNEDY L. MITCHELL

Kennedy lives in Dallas with her husband, son, and 80lb Goldendoodle who still believes he’s a lap dog. A bookworm at heart, Kennedy loves to snuggle up in bed or by the campfire with an unputdownable book. She began writing two years ago with Falling for the Chance and has no plans of stopping. Her novels are witty, action-packed, and offer enough steam for a great facial. If you like strong heroines and sexy, tattooed men who can’t keep their hands off them, then this author is the one for you.

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Blog Tour: Only Love by Melanie Harlow

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Heartfelt, beautiful and sexy!”

Lauren Blakely, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Only Love, an all-new sexy standalone romance from USA Today bestselling author Melanie Harlow is available now!

 

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A gorgeous former Marine with a tortured soul.

The beautiful, compassionate therapist living next door.

A meddlesome grandma determined to get them together.

I was expecting a proposal on my birthday, and I got dumped instead.

How could I have been so clueless?

Grams knew exactly how to distract me.

The “cute boy next door” who’s been helping her with yard work clearly needs a little therapy. Who better to call than her newly single therapist granddaughter?

She even fakes dementia to get me to visit, and now that I’m here she’s doing everything in her power to throw us together.

Not that I’m complaining. Ryan is the sexiest man I’ve ever met–I mean the full package, from the chiseled jaw to the massive shoulders to the rippling abs. (And yes, his package is full, and he knows exactly how to deliver

it.) He makes me want to get out of my head and follow my heart. He makes me want to take chances I never thought I’d take.

He also makes me want to take my clothes off. A lot.

But he’s moody and challenging–one minute he’s an open book, and the next he’s completely closed off. He holds me like he’ll never let go, but insists he wants to be alone.

Some wounds are so deep, only love can heal them.

How can I convince him to let me try?

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Excerpt:

“Ryan?”

Startled, I turned around to find Stella standing a few feet away on the grass, wearing a T-shirt and pajama pants, arms crossed over her chest. Her feet were bare, and her hair was loose around her shoulders and a little messy, like she’d already been asleep. Thinking about her in bed did things to my insides. “Hey. Did I wake you?”

“I was awake. My windows are open, and I heard something and thought I saw you through the window. What are you doing?”

“Uh, building you a swing. But it was supposed to be a surprise.” Now that she’d caught me at it, I was kind of embarrassed. What if she thought this was stupid?

“You built me a swing?” She came a little closer, and I realized she might not be able to see it in the dark. The moon was only a sliver tonight.

“Yeah.” I grabbed one of the ropes. “Right here.”

She stared at it. “Why?”

“I’m not entirely sure.”

Her eyes met mine, and my heart pumped harder.

“Want to try it?” I asked.

“Like right now?”

I moved behind it and held both ropes steady. “Come sit.”

She hesitated, and I thought maybe she was going to tell me to quit being weird and go home before she called the cops, but after a few silent seconds, she came toward me. Turned around. Lowered herself to the seat and closed her fingers around the ropes.

“Well?” I asked. “How does it feel? Like you’re a kid again?”

“This was very kind of you, but not necessary.” Her tone was stiffer than her posture.

“Stella.”

She didn’t answer.

“I’m sorry.”

“About what?”

“Last night.”

“You’re sorry about what we did?”

“I think I’m more sorry about what we didn’t do.”

Her head turned sharply, and she looked at me over one shoulder. “You sure know how to confuse a girl.”

“One of my many talents.”

She looked straight ahead again. “Tell me about some other ones. And give me a push.”

I smiled, even though she couldn’t see it, and gave her a little nudge. “I’m fast.”

“Oh really?”

“Yeah.” I gave her a little harder push.

“Track team in high school?”

“Tried. Didn’t take.”

“Why not?”

“They expected me to show up for practice.”

“Ah.” She straightened her legs and leaned back in the swing, her hair dangling behind her. “Tell me another one.”

I gave her another push. “I’m good with my hands.”

Her laugh floated back to me. “I have observed this about you already. Give me another one.”

I pushed her again, just so I could feel her hair brush against my hands. “I’m not afraid of anything.”

“No? Nothing?”

“Nothing I can think of.”

“Hmm.”

“Are you analyzing me now?”

“Kind of. I mean, you can’t say something like that to a therapist and expect her not to reflect on it a little bit, right?”

“And?”

“And what?”

“Do you think I’m a liar or a fool?”

“Neither,” she answered. “I think you mean what you say. I think you only lie when you have to, and even then, you hate it. And if I dug a little deeper—which I won’t, because my sisters have told me it’s annoying and intrusive—I think I might discover that it’s because above all, you value your honor. Your word.”

For a moment, I was too stunned to think or move or speak. Then I said, “I take it back.”

“Take what back?”

“What I said. That I’m not afraid of anything.”

“Oh? And what are you afraid of?”

She swung back toward me and I caught her around the waist. Put my lips to her ear. “Your ability to read my mind.”

Beneath my arms I could feel her chest expand and contract faster. “I’m sorry, Ryan. I know I shouldn’t say those—”

“Come home with me,” I said, my voice raw with something like thirst. I pressed my lips to her throat and breathed in her scent. I let one hand move toward her breast. I waited for an elbow to the ribcage, a cry for help, a slap across the face. Because if she could read my mind right now, she’d know exactly what I wanted to do to her—and it was a long, detailed list.

“Yes,” she whispered. “Yes.”

About Melanie Harlow

Melanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her heels high, and her history with the naughty bits left in. When she’s not writing or reading, she gets her kicks from TV series like VEEP, Game of Thrones, House of Cards, and Homeland. She occasionally runs three miles, but only so she can have more gin and steak.

Melanie is the author of the AFTER WE FALL series, the HAPPY CRAZY LOVE series, the FRENCHED series, and the sexy historical SPEAK EASY duet, set in the 1920s. She lifts her glass to romance readers and writers from her home near Detroit, MI, where she lives with her husband, two daughters, and pet rabbit.

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