Review – Teardrop Shot by Tijan

Teardrop Shot by Tijan
Genres: New Adult, Sports
Release Date: June 24, 2019
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Synopsis

I asked for his criteria for bed buddies–that’s the PG version.

He swore at me and said he didn’t do groupies. And just like that, our friendship was off to a greatstart.

Reese Forster was the starting point guard for the Seattle Thunder.

Gorgeous. Cocky. Loved by the nation.

He’s also attending preseason basketball training camp where I used to work.

Correction: where I work again, because I was fired from my last job.

And dumped.

And I might have a tiny bit of baggage, but that’s normal. Right?

Reese and I shouldn’t have become friends. We shouldn’t have become roommates.

And we reallyshouldn’t have started sleeping together … (Except we did.)

I’m adorably psychotic. He’s in the NBA.

This is not a disaster waiting to happen, at all.

Review

Teardrop Shot by Tijan was a SLAM DUNK and this story gave me all the feels! This slow burn romance was full of hilarious moments and a whole lot of angst! The author’s storytelling ability wholeheartedly captivated my every thought and emotion, leaving me on the edge of a cliff ready to topple over with every twist and turn thrown our way. Oh and don’t even get me started on surprise after surprise that I never saw coming!

Charlie and Reese’s chemistry was swoon-worthy and these two totally slammed their way right into my heart. The story stated a little slow for me, but from the moment these two connected they had my full attention and I couldn’t help but devour every word. Their constant back and forth banter was so freaking entertaining and it gave some nice comic relief to those emotionally gut-wrenching moments in between.

This story was a highly entertaining sports romance that is breathtakingly beautiful and unique! Truly a must read story of 2019!

AURORA

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About Tijan

Tijan is a New York Times Bestselling author that writes suspenseful and unpredictable novels. Her characters are strong, intense, and gut-wrenchingly real with a little bit of sass on the side. Tijan began writing later in life and once she started, she was hooked. She’s written multi-bestsellers including the Carter Reed Series, the Fallen Crest Series, and the Broken and Screwed Series among others. She is currently writing a new YA series along with so many more from north Minnesota where she lives with a man she couldn’t be without and an English Cocker she adores.

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Review – The Locker Room (Getting Lucky #1) by Meghan Quinn

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The Locker Room by Meghan Quinn
Series: Getting Lucky #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 20, 2019
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Synopsis

Have you heard the rumor around campus about the locker room?

If you haven’t, let me enlighten you: Legend has it if you bring a girl into the sacred after-game domain of the baseball locker room, it will end with a walk down the aisle. One rowdy and naked encounter against the lockers with the girl of your dreams will make her your wife.

Translation: baseball players are stupidly superstitious and believe the locker room has magical powers.

But not all baseball players are superstitious, me included.

So when the girl I’ve fallen for brushes me off, I start to question if I need to switch my way of thinking. Maybe it’s time I finally hand out a coveted invitation to the locker room.

The only question is, will she accept?

Review

The Locker Room by Meghan Quinn was a hilariously captivating romantic comedy that had me rolling on the floor laughing with those sexy, sweet and swoon worthy moments between Knox and Emory! Their chemistry was instantly evident within the first few pages of this story, but I loved the slow build up between them before they finally got together. These two captured my heart and that storyline was absolutely brilliant. The author’s writing ability and unique sense of humor always has me devouring all of her words within one sitting because it’s nearly impossible to put down!

This story was a HOME RUN and I cannot freaking wait to see what this author comes up with next! Do yourself a favor and make sure to pick up your copy of The Locker Room today because you are not going to want to miss out on this addictively captivating story. Not only did Knox and Emory have me hooked, but those secondary characters added so much to the story without overpowering the leads. I have my fingers crossed that we will all be hearing more from those characters in upcoming releases from Meghan Quinn!

AURORA

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About Meghan Quinn

USA Today Bestselling Author, wife, adoptive mother, and peanut butter lover. Author of romantic comedies and contemporary romance, Meghan Quinn brings readers the perfect combination of heart, humor, and heat in every book.

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Review – A Pizza My Heart (Slice #1) by Teagan Hunter

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A Pizza My Heart by Teagan Hunter
Series: Slice #1
Genres: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: June 20, 2019
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Synopsis

Most people would probably be embarrassed to land themselves back in their hometown and working at a pizzeria after an ugly divorce.

Not me.

It’s home, and I have one last shot to make Wren Daniels see me as more than just her brother’s best friend.

When the opportunity to show her what’s been right in front of her this whole time presents itself, I take it, holding nothing back this time.

Wren thinks we’re pretending, but there’s nothing fake about the way I feel.

After all, she’s always had…a pizza my heart.

Review

A Pizza My Heart by Teagan Hunter was a fun, sweet, sexy, and hilarious romantic comedy that had me rolling on the floor laughing my a** off with those laugh out loud moments! I think this book had me laughing within the first few pages and I didn’t stop until the very end because with each new chapter there were more hilarious moments thrown our way!

Wren and Foster’s playful banter gave me LIFE and I couldn’t help but fall in love with every second of their story. This storyline was PERFECT…I mean who doesn’t love a good brother’s best friend romance because I KNOW THAT I DO! Oh and that slow-burn kind of romance (that is totally worth the wait) kept me on my toes!

Teagan Hunter is one of my QUEENS of ROMCOMS and she never ceases to amaze with each new release. I absolutely loved everything about this story and I cannot wait to read more books in the Slice standalone series! I am already counting down the days until I can get my hands on I Knead You Tonight, which I have no doubt is going to be worth the wait!

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About Teagan Hunter

I’m a Missouri-raised gal, but currently live in North Carolina with my US Marine husband and 8-year-old Miniature Pinscher. I spend my days begging him for a cat, and I survive off coffee, pizza, and sarcasm. When I’m not writing, you can find me binge-watching various TV shows, especially Supernatural and One Tree Hill. I like cold weather, buy more paperbacks than I’ll ever read, and I never say no to brownies.

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Review – Devilry (King University #2) by Marley Valentine

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Series: King University #2
Genres: MM Romance
Release Date:
 June 21, 2019
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Synopsis

Attending King University was at the top of my bucket list. Falling in love with my professor wasn’t.

Earning a full scholarship to King University was my hard earned ticket out of hell. I’m happy to be away from the small town I grew up in and all the equally small minded people who live there.

King was going to be my safe haven. A place where I could leave the old me behind and finally grow into the young man my family had desperately tried to hide away.

Diving head first into new experiences, new friends, and parties, I didn’t expect to run straight into the one thing I wasn’t ready for.

His arms are welcoming, his body is addictive and his lips are heaven. Cole Huxley is everything I could fall in love with, except for one problem… I never wanted to fall for my professor.

Review

How can this story possibly be Marley Valentine’s first M/M romance because damn did this lady ignite my heart on fire with this insanely addictive forbidden romance! The author’s storytelling ability was flawlessly structured and the character development was absolutely breathtakingly beautiful. This couple wholeheartedly captivated my body, mind and soul within the first few pages and I found myself falling head over heels in love with every moment that these two shared! Elijah and Cole are hands down one of my top M/M couples of all-time and I am really hoping we will see more of these two in future books because I haven’t had enough of them yet.

My heart wept for Elijah and I often found myself wishing that I could reach into the book and give him a big hug. Luckily Cole does that and oh so much more. Their chemistry was so F*CKING HOT and my soul has forever been changed by their story. The romance was perfectly developed and those intimate scenes were some of my favorites throughout this entire book. There were so many jaw dropping moments that kept me on my toes. Just when I thought I had their story figured out, the author went in another direction and I loved every twist!

Devilry by Marley Valentine is a must read story even if you are apprehensive of M/M stories! Trust me when I say that this book will change your entire view on this genre and you will fall in love with Elijah and Cole. I cannot freaking wait for the next standalone book in the King University series! Also on a side note…PLEASE TELL ME THAT MARLEY VALENTINE WILL BE WRITING MORE M/M BECAUSE SHE SURE KNOWS HOW TO WRITE IT!!!

AURORA

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About Marley Valentine

Marley Valentine comes from the future. Living in Sydney, Australia with her family. When she’s not busy writing her own stories, she spends most of her time immersed in the words of her favorite authors.

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Review – Jersey Six by Jewel E. Ann

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Jersey Six by Jewel E. Ann
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 13, 2019
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Synopsis

How far would you go for revenge?

A hit-and-run accident leaves Jersey Six orphaned and homeless on the streets of Newark, shattering her dreams of school dances, pink nail polish, and a diploma.

Eight years later, a burn victim with amnesia wanders into Jersey’s barely-existent life. She resists his efforts to form a friendship until he reveals knowledge of the person responsible for derailing her future. Through their unusual friendship, she discovers a way to avenge the deaths of her foster parents.

All she has to do is destroy the world’s biggest rock star.

In the ultimate game of sex, lies, and manipulation, can Jersey discover the truth? Or will she be blinded by attraction, deceived by love, and destroyed by her past?

Review

Jewel E. Ann managed to completely blow me away with the twists and turns in her newest release, Jersey Six! This author’s unique storytelling ability never seizes to amaze me and now I have no clue how to come up with the right words to describe the emotions that she managed to bring out of me as I inhaled this one of a kind tale.

Jersey, Chris and Ian’s story is not what you think and trust me when I tell you all to hang on tight as you buckle up for one of the craziest rollercoaster rides you will every experience. Their journey is unlike anything I could have ever imagined when I first sat down to read this story. The unexpected moments had my jaw hitting the floor and just when I thought I had it all figured out, Jewel E. Ann, throws something into the mix that had me rethinking everything. She is without a doubt one of those author’s that knows how to surprise her readers and oh my goodness did she surprise me more times than I can count with her newest release!

This is not your traditional rockstar romance that you see on the market today, it’s much more deeper than that and trust me when I say that the emotions you experience throughout will leave you completely breathless. Three lost souls are forever connected, but only two will survive the twisted journey. Make sure to RUN (not walk…I repeat DO NOT WALK) and get your copy of Jersey Six RIGHT FREAKING NOW to find out what this captivating story has to offer!

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About Jewel E. Ann

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 – Written with You (Regret Duet #2) by Aly Martinez

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Written with You by Aly Martinez
Series: Regret Duet #2
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 13, 2019
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Synopsis

When I was fifteen, a single bullet changed my life. I spent the next decade trying to outrun the devastation of my past, building an empire that would shield me from whatever life could throw at me.

But all the money in the world couldn’t help me when I found a screaming newborn abandoned on my doorstep.

I’d never wanted to be a father. Passing the sludge that ran through my veins down to an innocent child seemed like a tragedy. But there she was—pink cheeks, red hair, and mine.

Somehow, against all logic, that little girl became the best thing that ever happened to me. It was impossible to stay lost in the past when I was the only one who could protect her future.

Which is exactly why, when her mother came back four years later, I was ready for battle.

If only I could stop myself from falling in love with her during the war.

Review

Written with You by Aly Martinez is the highly anticipated conclusion to the Regret Duet and I am beyond ecstatic that the wait is finally over! This extraordinarily talented author always manages to keep me on my toes every step of the way with her beautifully captivating storytelling ability. The twists and turns she throws at her readers manages to send me right over the edge where I find myself free falling into the unique world she has created.

This emotionally captivating journey between Caven Hunt and Hadley Banks was filled with angsty as f*ck moments, an ultimate redemption and a beautifully heartwarming love story that was pulling at all of my heartstrings. Their journey is not an easy one and readers will need a box of tissues to dry their tears. My heart is still aching days after devouring all the words and I am struggling to let this story go because these characters have wholeheartedly engulfed my every thought and emotion.

This was the perfect conclusion to the Regret Duet and Aly Martinez is without a doubt the queen of duets in my eyes! Written with You is hands down worthy of a THOUSAND stars and I hope that you all love it as much as I did. Caven, Hadley, and little Rosealee will always hold a special place in my heart and maybe even yours as well!

AURORA

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About Aly Martinez

Originally from Savannah, Georgia, USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez now lives in South Carolina with her four young children.

Never one to take herself too seriously, she enjoys cheap wine, mystery leggings, and baked feta. It should be known, however, that she hates pizza and ice cream, almost as much as writing her bio in the third person.

She passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a super-sized tumbler of wine by her side.

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Review – On the Rocks by Kandi Steiner

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On the Rocks by Kandi Steiner
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 13, 2019
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Synopsis

Noah Becker is nothing but trouble.

That’s what Mama told me when I was a kid, kicking his pew in church and giggling at the games we’d play. It’s what the town said when his father died and the Becker brothers went wild.

And it’s on repeat in my mind the day I walk into the whiskey distillery where he works to buy a wedding gift for my fiancé.

He’s trouble.
Dirty, sweaty, rude trouble.

No matter how many times I repeat it, I can’t escape Noah in our small Tennessee town. And the more I run into him, the more he infuriates me. Because he sees what no one else does.

He sees me—the real me.

The me I’m not sure I’m allowed to be.

I’m Ruby Grace Barnett, the mayor’s daughter. Soon to be a politician’s wife, just like Mama and Daddy always wanted.  Soon to fulfill my family’s legacy, just like I always knew I would.

Until the boy everyone warned me about makes me question everything, like whether the wedding I’m planning is one I even want.

Everyone says Noah Becker is nothing but trouble.

If only I had listened.

Review

On the Rocks by Kandi Steiner gave me all the feels! I absolutely loved everything about this story from the character development to the storyline. This author delivers readers with captivating stories every single time and this story was no exception. She fills my heart full of hope and I found myself addicted to the words that are beautifully structured throughout.

My heart is still swooning hours after devouring this sweet and sexy contemporary romance that sure knew how to bring on the angst. Noah Becker and Ruby Grace Barnett’s forbidden love story wholeheartedly captivated my body, mind and soul – leaving me right on the edge of my seat in anticipation every single step of the way. These two share some deeply intense and angsty as f*ck moments that had me hook, line, and sinker. Their beautifully captivating chemistry bled from the pages and my heart knew that these two were destined to be together!

This story is a must read and I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next!

AURORA

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About Kandi Steiner

Kandi Steiner is a bestselling author and whiskey connoisseur living in Tampa, FL. Best known for writing “emotional rollercoaster” stories, she loves bringing flawed characters to life and writing about real, raw romance — in all its forms. No two Kandi Steiner books are the same, and if you’re a lover of angsty, emotional, and inspirational reads, she’s your gal.

An alumna of the University of Central Florida, Kandi graduated with a double major in Creative Writing and Advertising/PR with a minor in Women’s Studies. She started writing back in the 4th grade after reading the first Harry Potter installment. In 6th grade, she wrote and edited her own newspaper and distributed to her classmates. Eventually, the principal caught on and the newspaper was quickly halted, though Kandi tried fighting for her “freedom of press.” She took particular interest in writing romance after college, as she has always been a diehard hopeless romantic, and likes to highlight all the challenges of love as well as the triumphs.

When Kandi isn’t writing, you can find her reading books of all kinds, talking with her extremely vocal cat, and spending time with her friends and family. She enjoys live music, traveling, anything heavy in carbs, beach days, movie marathons, craft beer and sweet wine — not necessarily in that order.

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