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

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Hate The Game by Winter Renshaw
Series: Love Games #1
Genres: New Adult, Sports
Release Date: September 25, 2019
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Synopsis

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.

Review

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!

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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

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City Girl vs Country Boy by Jordan Ford
Series: Forever Love #1
Genres: Young Adult
Release Date: September 26, 2019
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Synopsis

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?

Review

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!

AURORA

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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
Buy Now: Amazon

Synopsis

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.**

Review

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)!

AURORA

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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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Review – Serenading Heartbreak by Ella Fields

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Serenading Heartbreak by Ella Fields
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 25, 2019
Buy Now: Amazon

Synopsis 

My first love was my brother’s best friend.
A lead singer in their band.
A picture of rugged perfection.
And a drunk soul mate who couldn’t commit.

My second love was an arrogant baseball player.
A player in every sense of the word.
A smooth-talking, reliable best friend.
And a chance at something beautiful and true.

The problem with having a first and second love?
That would be loving them at the same time.
My story isn’t some sexy triangle.
It’s exquisite agony.
Fate gave me two men to love,
but none of us knew which one I could keep.

Review

Serenading Heartbreak is an emotionally gut-wrenching tale that caused an ache deep inside my chest and left me completely breathless while I inhaled every word. Ella Fields is the QUEEN OF ANGST and her newest release definitely proves that to be TRUE! Not only did the author give us a rollercoaster ride full of angst, but she also threw in some twists and turns involving love, hope, heartache, and pain. AND…just when you think you have things figured out, she takes a sharp turn in the opposite direction!

Stevie is like my soul sister and I absolutely adored everything about her. She finds herself being pulled in two different directions, and yet she never strays from falling her heart, even if her heart is telling her she is in LOVE with two guys. Her love for both of them was deep and my heart ached as she tried to discover which man would lead her to her happily ever after. This love story is complicated and it made me feel things that I have never felt before. Let’s just say that Ella Fields has forever ruined me with this story. Readers will certainly find themselves wholeheartedly addicted to every bittersweet moment of Stevie’s journey. I mean that HEART WANTS WHAT THE HEART WANTS, even if it takes you awhile to find your way!

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About Ella Fields

Ella Fields is a mother and wife who lives in the land Down Under. While her kids are in school, you might find her talking about her characters and books to her two cats. She’s a notorious chocolate and notebook hoarder who enjoys creating hard-won happily ever afters.

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Review – Desperately Seeking Landlord by Micalea Smeltzer

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Desperately Seeking Landlord by Micalea Smeltzer
Genres: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: September 25, 2019
Buy Now: Amazon

Synopsis

It was just supposed to be a fling.
It would end and we’d go our separate ways.
I should know by now nothing in my life is ever that simple.

When Jamie Miller knocks on my door ten months after we ended our … whatever it was, I promptly punch him in his smug face, for no other reason than I feel like it and he deserves it.

It’s probably not the best way to handle things, but I’ve never been good at doing things properly.

When he tells me he’s my new landlord, my whole world is rocked.

But Jamie? He wants to prove to me he’s more than an egotistical jerk and for some reason he’s decided he wants me.

I don’t think love is in the cards for me, and definitely not with Jamie, but he’s determined to prove me wrong.

Review

Desperately Seeking Landlord is a sexy, hilarious, and swoon-worthy romantic comedy that had my heart pitter-pattering in overdrive right from the very beginning. Ever since Micaela Smeltzer first introduced us to Miranda and Jamie in Desperately Seeking Roommate I have been desperately seeking (pun totally intended) their story and I was so freaking excited when she announced that we WOULD getting one!

Miranda and Jamie’s story was EVERYTHING and I couldn’t help but devour their story in one sitting. I just couldn’t put it down, not even for a second! Micaela Smeltzer managed to make me fall head over heels in love with Jamie, even if he seemed like a complete douche in Lou and Abel’s story. He was certainly redeemed in my eyes, and heart. Who knew that Jamie would turn out to be a sexy DILF…not this girl that is for sure, but OH MY FREAKING GOODNESS he turned out to be such an incredible father to his adorable little boy.

Oh and let’s not forget the beautiful and quirky Miranda. She’s insanely artistic, kind of weird in her own way and she always tells it like it is, not matter what others might think. She is like my soul sister and I wish she were real because I want her to be my best friend for life! I knew without a doubt that she was the PERFECT match for Jamie. I mean don’t they always say…opposites attract, and opposites these two are. She completes him and he completes her.

This story was addictively captivating and now I cannot wait to see what everyone else thinks about Miranda and Jamie’s story. I just know you are all going to LOVE them, just as much as I do! Make sure to one-click this story…right now!

AURORA

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About Micalea Smeltzer

Hi. I’m Micalea. Ma-call-e-uh. Weird name, I know. My mom must’ve known I was going to be odd even in the womb. I’ve written a lot of books. Like a lot. Don’t ask me how many, I don’t remember at this point. I have an unhealthy addiction to Diet Coke but I can’t seem to break the habit. I listen to way too much music and hedgehogs have taken over my life. Crazy is the word that best sums up my life, but it’s the good kind of crazy and I wouldn’t change it for anything.

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Review – The Dugout by Meghan Quinn

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The Dugout by Meghan Quinn
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 19, 2019
Buy Now: Amazon

Synopsis

Let me ask you a question:

If someone is vying for your spot on a team and just so happens to injure you during practice, would you believe it was on purpose?

Word around campus is . . . it was no accident.

That injury has cost me everything; my starting position, my junior year—and the draft. Now, I’m a senior fresh off recovery, struggling to find my groove, until the day I run into a nervous, fidgety, girl with freckles, in the dining hall.

They call Milly Potter The Baseball Whisperer, The Diamond Wizard, and The Epitome of All Knowledge. She believes in baseball. She breathes it. She’s the queen of an infamous dynasty, but no one actually knows who she really is, and she plans to keep it that way.

One mishap in the panini line, one miscommunication in the weight room, and many failed attempts at an apology equal up to one solid truth — Milly Potter never wants to speak to me again — no matter how good my forearms look.

Little do we both know, she’s about to become more than just my fairy ballmother.

Review

Meghan Quinn brings on ALL THE FEELS with this hilarious slow burn romantic comedy! This story was sexy and sweet with just the perfect amount of emotions. The Dugout had my heart, body, mind and soul wholeheartedly swooning right from the very first interaction between Carson Stone and Milly Potter! These two definitely had me on the hook from the beginning. They were absolutely EVERYTHING and I devoured their story as quickly as I possibly could (unfortunately work got in the way and I had to put it down before I could read it in one sitting)!

The Dugout was the PERFECT college sports romance. This story took me on a rollercoaster ride full of twists and turns, leaving me completely satisfied. Meghan Quinn hit a home run with this story and I can’t wait to hear what readers think about this couple. Seriously Carson and Milly captivated my heart and I loved every moment between them!

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 – Truth by S.J. Sylvis

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Truth by S.J. Sylvis
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 19, 2019
Buy Now: Amazon

Synopsis

There’s only one thing that stands in the way of having my name stamped on a big, fat check trailing with several zeros.

And it goes by the name of Reid King.

What is a totally average elementary school music teacher doing standing in a tour bus with the King of Music? I have no idea, but for some reason, the stars have aligned and the universe thinks I’m the one who can to help him. That, somehow, Reid King and I can collaborate on an album together and make him the authentic, raw, soul-crushing singer that he once was.

Reid King thinks I’m in over my head.
Heck, even I think I’m in over my head.

But that check will solve all my problems, and nothing will stand in my way of getting it. Not Reid King, or his devilish smirk, or his soul-gripping voice, or his talented fingers that roam effortlessly over a guitar. Not even the steely glances he throws my way every three seconds.

I’ll get that money and save my family from years of heartache. And maybe… just maybe… I’ll save Reid from his heartache, too.

Review

Oh my goodness, Truth by S.J. Sylvis gave me all the feels and I am still trying to sort them all out, even hours after reaching the end. This story wholeheartedly managed to captivated me and I quickly found myself devouring every phenomenal word within a few hours. This happens to be the first story I have read from this author and now all I can think about is redeeming that fact because if the writing in those stories is ANYTHING like this one, I know I will absolutely love them!

Reid and Brooklyn’s story will have you completely overwhelmed with emotions, in the best possible way of course! Their emotional rollercoaster will leave you crying your eyes out one moment, laughing your ass of in the next, and of course at times wanting to throw your reading device across the room. The chemistry between these two beautiful souls had my heart swooning from the very beginning. Their banter was on point and I found myself falling even more in love with them throughout ever step of their journey. It’s definitely not an easy one and that’s the TRUTH, but then again, things would get boring without some complications.

There are still butterflies fluttering all throughout my body and I cannot help but recommend this extraordinary tale! If you haven’t read S.J. Sylvis yet, don’t wait any longer because you need to read this story!

AURORA

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About S.J. Sylvis

I am an author, reader and a lover of all things coffee. I spend most of my time day-dreaming about my upcoming books, binge-watching Gilmore Girls while sipping on coffee, and playing with my sweet little Emma. Feel free to message me if you want to chat! I am an open book! XO!

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