Review – Dreams of 18 by Saffron A. Kent


Dreams of 18 by Saffron A. Kent
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 10, 2019
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“You don’t go around kissing your best friend’s dad, do you? Even though that’s all you ever dream about.”

Violet Moore is in love with a man who hates her.

Well, to be fair, she kinda deserves it.

On her eighteenth birthday, she got drunk and threw herself at him, causing the biggest scandal of their sleepy suburban town.

Now, everyone thinks she’s a slut and he has disappeared. Rumor has it that he’s been living up in the mountains of Colorado, all alone and in isolation.

But Violet is going to make it right.

She’s going to find him and bring him back.

No matter how cruel and mean he is. Or how much he hurts her with his cold-hearted and abrasive ways, she won’t give up.

And neither will she think about his tempting lips or his sculpted muscles or his strong hands. The hands that she wants on her body, touching her, feeling her skin…

The hands that make her want to forget everything and kiss Graham Edwards – Mr. Edwards, actually — again.

Because you don’t go around kissing your best friend’s dad, do you?

Even though that’s all you ever dream about.


Dreams of 18 was exactly the story I have been craving for what seems like FOREVER and Saffron A. Kent definitely delivered above and beyond at the perfect time. She is ALWAYS my go to author when I want to escape reality for a few hours and she speaks to my forbidden romance and taboo lover soul. Ever since meeting Violet in Medicine Man I have be eagerly anticipating her story and it was not only EVERYTHING I wanted, but also so much more than I could have ever imagined.

Violet Moore and Graham Edwards wholeheartedly own my heart, body and mind. They have an undeniable connection, although Mr. Edwards sure seems determined to ignore that simple fact. Their love story was full of some many angsty moments and let’s just say I FREAKING love every one of those moments. The intensity these two shared was overwhelming at times and my heart felt like it was beating right out of my chest at times. Their story was breathtakingly beautiful and I devoured every word within a few short hours (it was impossible to put down).

This was one of my favorite books from Saffron A. Kent and with each new release I found new reasons to fall in love with her writing! She is a phenomenally talented author and I cannot freaking wait to see what she comes up with next because I know she will ALWAYS satisfy my taboo heart!


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About Saffron A. Kent

Saffron A. Kent is a Top 100 Amazon Bestselling author of Contemporary and New Adult romance. More often than not, her love stories are edgy, forbidden and passionate. Her work has been featured in Huffington Post, New York Daily News and USA Today’s Happy Ever After.

She lives in New York City with her nerdy and supportive husband, and a million and one books.

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Review – Between Now and Forever (Forever Trilogy #1) by Dylan Allen


Between Now and Forever by Dylan Allen
Series: Forever Trilogy #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 6, 2019
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He was searching for the truth.
I was living a lie.

Our paths should never have crossed.
Yet, when we kissed it felt like destiny.

Falling in love was messy
We broke rules we should have followed.
We made promises we couldn’t keep.

Forever felt impossible.
Heartbreak was inevitable.
Always would cost us everything.


Between Now and Forever is the first book in Dylan Allen’s emotionally heart-wrenching Forever Trilogy and oh my FREAKING goodness what a whirlwind of emotions this story had me experiencing…and it’s only the beginning. I have no doubt that Elizabeth “Beth” and Carter’s epic love story is in for an insanely bumpy ride full of unexpected twists and turns that will have your heart beating right out of your chest. I know mine is beating in overdrive right this very moment and I am eagerly anticipating the next book already!

Beth and Carter are two beautifully broken souls. Dylan Allen definitely wasn’t lying when she said, “This is not a fairytale. This is a love story.”. Love is hard, that’s just reality, but it’s worth it for the chance to be with the one you love. The angst from these two set my heart on fire and that cliffhanger ending had me on the edge of my seat. I cannot wait to get my hands on the next book and let’s just say that I am SO READY! Seriously, these two are going to shatter my heart into a million tiny pieces and I can only anticipate the thrill of them putting it back together again!



About Dylan Allen

Dylan Allen is a Texas girl with a serious case of wanderlust.

A self-proclaimed happily ever junkie, she loves creating stories where her characters chase their own happy endings.

When she isn’t writing or reading, eating or cooking, she and her family are planning their next adventure.

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Review – The Vow (North Woods University #4) by J.L. Beck & C. Hallman


The Vow by J.L. Beck & C. Hallman
Series: North Woods University #4
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 4, 2019
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“We’re a match made in heaven but forbidden as sin.”

After tragedy struck, I vowed never to fall in love again.

For the last ten years, I kept that promise, never staying with a woman longer than it took to screw them.

Then she walked in…

Back then she was nothing but a little girl, but now she’s all grown up, with curves, and a smile that reminds me of everything I’ve spent the last ten years trying to forget.

My attraction to her is instant, and wrong, on so many levels. I’ll do anything I can, even make her hate me if I have too, to stop it.

She’s here to study, and I’m the newly appointed Dean.

I shouldn’t be tempted by a student, especially one who’s ten years younger than me.

And I definitely shouldn’t be developing feelings for her.

But I am…

Because as badly as I don’t want to admit it Lily might just be the one person to make me fall in love again.

That is if I can let go of the hold her dead sister’s memory has on my heart first.

**This is book four in the North Woods University Series. It can be read as a complete standalone and contains NO cliffhanger, NO cheating, and a HEA. Please be advised this series contains material not suitable for all readers. This is NOT a YA series.**


The Vow is a sexy and forbidden student/teacher(aka Dean) romance that spoke to the taboo lover deep in my soul. This dynamite duo took me on a rollercoaster ride full of feels that had my heart completely swooning in overdrive. The authors beautifully captivating storytelling ability wholeheartedly captivated every part of me and I absolutely adored every moment of Sebastian and Lily’s story. If you have read the other books in the North Woods University series, then you have probably been eagerly waiting for Sebastian’s story like me. I mean come on, who wouldn’t want his story?! I know I FREAKING did…that is FOR SURE!

Sebastian Miller just landed his dream job as the newly appointed Dean of North Woods University and things are going well until a blast from his past arrives suddenly out of nowhere. Lily Kline is the reminder of all that he has lost and she is the LAST person he should want, but he does. Their love is beyond forbidden and with so many obstacles standing in their way things are about to get tricky. Their story will take you on a ride full of twists and turns that will have you on the edge of your seat until the very end!

Sebastian and Lily’s story was hands down my favorite in the series (although it can certainly be read as a standalone)! There was so much to love and if you are a fan of this trope then you will LOVE their story too!



About J.L. Beck & About C. Hallman

J.L. Beck & C. Hallman are two ladies with a love for coffee, books, and the bad boys who live inside them. 

They’re a dynamic duo who love writing all genres of romance, from erotica, to suspense. To date they’ve written ten books together and don’t plan to stop any time soon. 

When they aren’t writing you can find them making jokes, discussing their next book, arguing over cover photos, and of course drinking more coffee. 

They’re humble, and truly blessed to have found such amazing readers.

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Review – Team Player 2

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Team Player 2: A Sports Anthology
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 23, 2019
Buy Now: Amazon


Our love of hot jocks is never-ending.

Muscular football players. Passionate tennis pros. Sexy soccer stars. All sorts of alpha hotties, on the field and off.

Have no fear! The team is back again, and this time…it’s thicker. You’ll get your sports romance fix with brand-new stories from eleven bestselling authors.

Need one last summer fix? Dive into this anthology.

*This anthology contains original, never-before-seen stories from Ella Fox, Mandi Beck, Teagan Hunter, Ilsa Madden-Mills, Sara Ney, Rochelle Paige, Meghan Quinn, Charleigh Rose, Kennedy Ryan, Emma Scott, and Kate Stewart. 

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Team Player 2 is an anthology collection of 11 new standalone sports romances from a group of phenomenal authors that will have you falling even more in love with their writing. Sports romances are my jam and every single story in this collection filled my heart with joy. When they said it was THICKER than ever before…they certainly weren’t joking. The amazing thing about this anthology is that you can discover new authors and revisit some of your favorites as well. Read one book or read them all, trust me you won’t regret a second of the journey. Get ready for the sweet romance and angsty moments all throughout!


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About Kate Stewart

A Texas native, Kate Stewart lives in North Carolina with her husband, Nick, and her naughty beagle, Sadie. She pens messy, sexy, angst-filled contemporary romance as well as romantic comedy and erotic suspense because it’s what she loves as a reader. Kate is a lover of all things ’80s and ’90s, especially John Hughes films and rap. She dabbles a little in photography, can knit a simple stitch scarf for necessity, and on occasion, does very well at whiskey.

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About Mandi Beck

Mandi Beck has been an avid reader all of her life. A deep love for books always had her jotting down little stories on napkins, notebooks, and her hand. As an adult she was further submerged into the book world through book clubs and the epicness of social media. It was then that she graduated to writing her stories on her phone and then finally on a proper computer.

A wife, mother to two rambunctious and somewhat rotten boys, and stepmom to two great girls away at college, she shares her time with her husband in Chicago where she was born and raised. Mandi is a diehard hockey fan and blames the Blackhawks when her deadlines are not met even though her favorite hockey player calls her…mom.

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About Rochelle Paige

I absolutely adore reading—always have and always will.  When I was growing up, my friends used to tease me when I would trail after them, trying to read and walk at the same time.  If I have downtime, odds are you will find me reading or writing.

I am the mother of two wonderful sons who have inspired me to chase my dream of being an author.  I want them to learn from me that you can live your dream as long as you are willing to work for it.

When I told my mom that my new year’s resolution was to self-publish a book in 2013, she pretty much told me, “About time!”

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About Charleigh Rose

Charleigh Rose lives in Narnia with her husband and two young children. She’s hopelessly devoted to unconventional love and pizza. When she isn’t reading or mom-ing, she’s writing moody, broody, swoony romance.

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About Kennedy Ryan

A RITA® Award Winner and Top 25 Amazon Bestseller, Kennedy Ryan writes for women from all walks of life, empowering them and placing them firmly at the center of each story and in charge of their own destinies. Her heroes respect, cherish and lose their minds for the women who capture their hearts.

She is a wife to her lifetime lover and mother to an extraordinary son. She has always leveraged her journalism background to write for charity and non-profit organizations, but enjoys writing to raise Autism awareness most. A contributor for Modern Mom Magazine, Kennedy’s writings have appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul, USA Today and many others. The founder and executive director of a foundation serving Atlanta families living with Autism, she has appeared on Headline News, Montel Williams, NPR and other media outlets as an advocate for families living with autism.

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About Ella Fox

USA Today Bestselling Author Ella Fox has learned a bunch of stuff along the way but the most important of all those things is that anything is possible when you try. In 2012 she took a big leap of faith and published her first book, Broken Hart. Since then she’s written fifteen more full-length books and several novellas– and every one is a reminder that you can live your dream as long as you work for it.

Ella’s favorite things are music, movies, traveling, The Foo Fighters and, of course, reading. This isn’t a surprise considering the fact that her mom is USA Today Bestselling Author Suzanne Halliday.

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About Sara Ney

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 colorfully, collects vintage books, art, loves flea markets, and fancies herself British.

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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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About Emma Scott

Emma Scott is a bestselling author of emotional, character-driven romances in which art and love intertwine to heal, and in which love always wins. If you enjoy emotionally-charged stories that rip your heart out and put it back together again, with diverse characters and kind-hearted heroes, you will enjoy her novels.

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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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About Ilsa Madden-Mills

Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and USA Today best-selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills is best known for her contemporary romances ranging from new adult angst to romantic sports comedy.

A former high school English teacher, she adores all things Pride and Prejudice, and of course, Mr. Darcy is her ultimate hero.

She’s addicted to frothy coffee beverages, cheesy magnets, and any book featuring unicorns and sword-wielding females. Feel free to stalk her online.

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Review – Hate The Game (Love Games #1) by Winter Renshaw


Hate The Game by Winter Renshaw
Series: Love Games #1
Genres: New Adult, Sports
Release Date: September 25, 2019
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Talon Gold is a lot of things: good at football, bad at love. Obsessed with scoring, refuses to play by the rules. Cruel. Relentless. Brilliant. Intoxicatingly attractive. 

Despite his demanding reputation and propensity for being the most arrogant a-hole ever to strut Pacific Valley University’s picturesque campus, everyone wants a piece of him: coaches, scouts, and pretty little campus fangirls with pouty lips and perfect top knots. 

But Talon … he only wants a piece of me. 

And four straight years of infuriating rejection means I’m almost positive he’d take a night with me over a national championship trophy. 

But I’m no fool—he only wants me because he can’t have me. And with graduation approaching, time is running out. He’s more desperate than ever, pulling out all the stops and doing everything in his power to get in my good graces. 

They say, “Don’t hate the player, hate the game.” 

But to that I say, “Why not both?”

I have my reasons …

Sorry, BMOC. This victory? Not going to happen.


Hate the Game by Winter Renshaw is a beautifully captivating slow burn new adult sports romance that had my heart all twisted up. Talon Gold and Irie Davenport were complete opposites, even if he knew she was the one that kept getting away. With college graduation upon them, neither one of them expect things to suddenly change, but one they did…there was no going back.

Winter Renshaw’s storytelling ability always manages to captivate my attention and her character development makes me feel immediately connected to them. The love story of Talon and Irie made my heart ache from all the excitement and I was definitely rooting for these two right from the start. The chemistry between them was heartwarming and the build up towards their happily ever after was full of angst. Oh and the sweetness factor was on point, which had me swooning!

There hasn’t been a single Winter Renshaw story that I haven’t loved yet and this book was no exception! I seriously cannot wait to get my hands on her next story because I am ready for more!


About Winter Renshaw 

Wall Street Journal and #1 Amazon bestselling author Winter Renshaw is a bona fide daydream believer. She lives somewhere in the middle of the USA and can rarely be seen without her trusty Mead notebook and ultra portable laptop. When she’s not writing, she’s living the American dream with her husband, three kids, and the laziest puggle this side of the Mississippi.

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Review – City Girl vs Country Boy (Forever Love #1) by Jordan Ford


City Girl vs Country Boy by Jordan Ford
Series: Forever Love #1
Genres: Young Adult
Release Date: September 26, 2019
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A tragic accident brought them together. Will devotion be the glue that mends their broken hearts?

Eighteen-year-old Harper’s perfectly planned city life changed in one devastating instant. While she prepared for college, her parents died in a horrific car crash, leaving her and her younger siblings to a distant family friend. And when she sees their assigned guardian’s backwoods house, the only redeeming feature is the kind boy with the charming eyes.

Laid-back Tane is struggling to figure out his unfortunate situation. Already angry and confused over his mother’s betrayal, the arrival of five orphaned teens throws his shattered world into further chaos. And though he does his best to support them in their grief, he longs to help lovely Harper let go of her pain.

As she struggles to bear the responsibility for her troubled siblings, Harper finds unexpected courage in Tane’s steady hand. But he wrestles to keep his emotions in check as his need for her grows stronger with each passing day.

Can Harper and Tane forge a new home on the farm and heal their shattered lives with love?


City Girl vs Country Boy is the first installment in Jordan Ford’s brand new series, Forever Love and this phenomenally talented author delivers an emotionally captivating tale that will pull on all of your heartstrings. Trust me when I tell you that tissues are a MUST while reading this story…seriously keep a box or two close by.

This story was beautifully heartbreaking and gave a sense of hope that things would get better as time went on. Harper and Tane were an adorable couple and I adored the sweet moments they shared with one another. These two seemed like a match and I really enjoyed the slow build up towards their relationship, even if the chemistry between them was unmistakable. Their story might be a little light on the romance, but it was the perfect introduction into this new series that teaches us somethings, like looking back at the good memories and forgetting the pain surrounding loss.

I am definitely looking forward to getting my hands on the next book in the Forever Love series. I have no doubt that Broken Girl vs. Fix-It Boy will only add to my excitement for this series!



About Jordan Ford

Jordan Ford loves to write clean teen sports romance novels. Filled with high school angst, mystery, danger and young love, these books offer a fun escape.

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Review – Closer (Stage Dive #4.6) by Kylie Scott

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Closer by Kylie Scott
Series: Stage Dive #4.6
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 24, 2019
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From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kylie Scott comes a new story in her Stage Dive series…

When a stalker gets too close to plus-size model Mae Cooper, it’s time to hire some muscle.

Enter former military man turned executive protection officer Ziggy Thayer. Having spent years guarding billionaires, royalty, and rock n roll greats, he’s seen it all. From lavish parties through to every kind of excess.

There’s no reason some Instagram stylista should throw him off his game. Even if she does have the most dangerous curves he’s ever seen…

**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you’ll enjoy each one as much as we do.**


Is everyone else as excited to revisit the Stage Dive world as I am because GUESS WHAT…Closer by Kylie Scott is here and readers are going to fall in love with every moment of this fast paced novella! Mae Cooper, the beautiful plus-size model with a stalker and Ziggy Thayer, the sexy bodyguard sent to protect her, are about to discover what it means to we your best self. This story had just the right amount of mystery, angst, drama, and laughable moments that left me completely satisfied…even if the story was too short (but only because I never wanted their story to end)!


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About Kylie Scott

Kylie is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year, 2013 & 2014, by the Australian Romance Writer’s Association and her books have been translated into eleven different languages. She is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet.

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