Friday, November 17

*** RELEASE BLITZ & REVIEW *** Bad Habit by Charleigh Rose

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Title: Bad Habit
Author: Charleigh Rose
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: November 16, 2017


BRIAR
I was infatuated with Asher Kelley the moment he came tumbling through my brother’s window five years ago. 
Even bruised and bloodied, he was the most beautiful boy I'd ever seen. 
We couldn't ever be together.
I was too young, and he was too untouchable. 
He was too troubled, and I was too na├»ve. 
But the heart is rebellious, and mine decided it didn’t care about any of those things. 
As I got older, harmless flirting turned to stolen moments in dark corners. 
Until one day, he was gone without a trace.
Now, two years later, he’s back. 
Callous and cruel. 
He’s my brother’s best friend. My parents’ worst nightmare.
I should hate him. 
But like a Bad Habit, I can’t quit him. 
ASHER
I was drawn to Briar Vale from the first time she looked up at me with stars in her big, blue eyes. 
She was just a kid, nothing but elbows and knees, but she was the most beautiful creature I'd ever seen. 
We could never be together.
I was too old and she was too off limits. 
She was too good and I was too fucked up.
Eventually, the temptation became too much to resist. 
I risked everything for a kiss and she betrayed me. 
Two years have passed and I’m forced to see her again, but now she's all grown up. 
She’s my best friend’s baby sister. My downfall. 
I hate her for what she did. 
But she's always been my drug of choice.








The quiet snick of the front door closing alerts me to her arrival. About fucking time. I flatten myself against the wall behind her door right before she opens it then gently nudges it shut with the back of her foot. She kicks off her shoes and starts to pull her dress up to take it off. Standing with her back to me in front of the moonlit window, I can make out her brand-new curves. Her tight, round ass. The dimples on the small of her back. Her dress is just past her hips when I speak. 
“Have fun tonight?” 
Briar yelps and drops her dress back in place before spinning around. 
“I was until I had some perv spy on me for the second time in as many days.” 
“Oh, I’m the pervert?” I taunt, moving closer. She wants to back away, but she doesn’t. She stands her ground, and it only spurs me on. “Correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe it was you who watched me jack off this morning.” 
I’m almost sad the lights aren’t on to see her inevitable blush. I’m standing over her tiny form, and she has to crane her neck to look up at me. 
“Momentary lapse in sanity.” She shrugs. “It’s nothing I haven’t seen before.” 
Those words kick around in my head for a second before I practically tackle her onto her bed. She lands on her back, mouth parted in shock, with her legs spread and her dress ridden up. My hips fill the spot between her thighs, and I pin her hands to the bed. 
Fuck, this was a bad idea. She smells good—sweet, like her conditioner—and she feels even better. I have to fight the urge to grind into her. 
“Nothing you haven’t seen before, huh?”
“No,” she says between clenched teeth.
“Who was it?” I demand. “Was it the little golden boy from tonight?” 
“None of your business.” 
“Tell me, Briar,” I whisper, getting closer to her ear. “Did he make you come from a kiss like I did? Does he know what you sound like as you do? Because I can still hear you. I can still see you.” 
If her sharp intake of breath didn’t let me know she was affected, the way she rocked into my jean-covered cock does. I stay stock-still, still braced above her with my hands around her wrists. 
“Does he know that I was the first one to make this little body come before you even knew how to do it yourself?” I bring her wrists closer together so I can grip them both with one hand, and I trail my index finger from her sternum all the way down to her underwear. 
A moan slips free, and her hips chase the friction once more. 
“No,” she whispers.
 

4 “Baby Girl” Stars

There is nothing like a tortured hero and the girl that soothes his soul.

Bad Habit is a friends to lovers to enemies to lovers story. It might be a bit taboo-ish for some but it was sexy as sin with depth in the characters, their connection and their history. Briar has been in love with Asher for years. Her brother’s best friend from a bad home spends more time at her house than his. And over the years, she can’t help but fall for the broody and aloof Asher. But one night changes the course of their friendship and nothing is ever the same. Three years later, he’s back but not the same guy she once knew. Heartbroken she’s tried to move on but one look at him and it all comes back. But he’s got something against her that she can’t figure out. Yet against all odds, their connection is as fierce as ever even if they don’t want to admit it. 

This book captured my attention from the first introduction to this characters. I liked the back and forth and the skirting the line they did. I was as curious as Briar was about why Asher hated her so much and yet I could not get enough of the hate-sexual tension that followed these two. Honestly I don’t usually like reading about characters so young (it makes me feel old lol), but Ms. Rose dealt with it in such a way that it felt real and mature. Admittedly the twist was somewhat predictable, it still got my blood pumping though and I loved how the story came together at the end. I’m a big fan of this author and can’t wait to see what else she’s got up her sleeve. 











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*** BLOG TOUR & REVIEW *** Bad at Love by Karina Halle

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Bad at Love by Karina Halle Release Date: November 16th

Bad at Love, an all-new contemporary STANDALONE by New York Times Bestselling author Karina Halle is LIVE!!!

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She's bad at love, but he's even worse...

Marina is hot, blonde, and wickedly smart, but when it comes to men? She's hopeless. Between her quirks and her lack of filter, there isn't a man in Los Angeles that will stick around after the third date.

Her handsome, charming friend Lazarus has the opposite problem. Everyone wants to be his girlfriend, but he gets bored and moves on quickly.

There's only one way to figure out why neither of them has cracked this love thing-- they'll date each other. On paper, it's the perfect experiment. But in reality, things between Marina and Laz get complicated quickly.

They might be bad at love, but they are even worse at being friends.

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The place is called Tanner Smiths and is one of those trendy bars with a prohibition theme. It’s packed and dark and there’s a small dancefloor by the door so that when you walk in, you’re sucked into a group of people grooving all up in your space. Beyonce blares from the female DJ in the corner and everyone is drunk and happy. “I approve of the vibe,” I say to Laz. “What?” he yells back mockingly over the noise, cupping his ear. Then he leans in, close. Very close. “What you havin’ to drink, sweet girl?” His breath is hot on my ear and I momentarily close my eyes, letting the feeling sink along my skin, down my back, all the way to my toes. “Anything,” I manage to say. I open my eyes and his face is still at my neck, lips at my ear. “I had no idea you were so easy to please,” he murmurs and I swear his lips are grazing my skin. Goosebumps spread and I’m hot and cold all at once. My throat feels thick as I speak. “Only when it comes to drinks. Anything else, you might have to work at it.” “Is that so?” he says, pulling back enough to look me in the eye. There’s fire inside him. God, how I want to burn. “We’ll have to see, won’t we?” I tell him. His languid gaze drops to my lips, his nostrils flaring with impatience. Fuck, do it, just fucking kiss me. Kiss me. Kiss me. He leans all the way back, gives my hand another squeeze before letting go. “Don’t you dare go anywhere.” “Bossy,” I comment, my stomach summersaulting like crazy. “You have no idea,” he says. Then he winks, a bit of a smile, and heads down to the bar to place the order. I watch him. I watch him and I watch the girls in the bar watching him and I know tonight, tonight he’s mine. I have him. I’ve never felt so alive before, a swarm of electricity underneath my skin, my heart happy, happy, happy with anticipation, knowing what might finally happen between us.  
My Review 
5 “My Kind of Weirdo” Stars
Bad at Love was a delightfully sweet friends to lovers romance with an emotional punch. It was sweet and swoony and made me laugh. Marina and Lazarus are the best of friends and become something so much more. Their story was one of the best friends to lovers stories I’ve read in a while.

Marina meets Lazarus. Lazarus has a girlfriend. Lazarus ALWAYS has a girlfriend — a different one but still. Marina never has a boyfriend. She never gets past date 3. But after Marina and Lazarus meet through Marina’s best friend and Laz’s stepsister, they become fast friends. Fast forward 4 years and it’s the same ol’ same ol’. Laz can’t keep a girlfriend and Marina hasn’t figured out how to get a boyfriend when Laz has a proposition. Go on three days with each other so they can figure out what they’re doing wrong. But so much could go wrong. Especially when they’ve each been trying to deny their own attraction to the other since they first met. Now they have a decision to make but their pasts and their own demons seem to keep getting in the way. 

I was hooked on this story. I loved both Marina and her wackiness and Lazarus and his easy come easy go attitude. I loved how they were with each other and I was giddy to see them end up together. There was also a depth to this story that kept me grounded in their faults but made them relatable. After the main conflict came and went I was hoping for just a bit more angst but I was so happy with the ending that it didn’t even matter. This is the first Ms. Halle book I’ve read in a while and it was a definate winner. 
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*** RELEASE BLITZ & REVIEW *** Defiant Queen by Meghan March

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      The Mount Trilogy continues with Defiant Queen... I’m his entertainment. His toy. Payment on a debt. I tell myself I hate him, but every time he walks into the room, my body betrays me. How can I want him and fear him in the same moment? They told me he’d mess with my head. Make it go to war with my body. But I didn’t realize it would be complete anarchy. I should’ve known better. When Mount’s involved, there are no rules. I will not surrender. I will not show weakness. I’ll stand my ground and make it out of this bargain with my heart and soul intact. But he has other plans . . .   Defiant Queen is the second book of the Mount Trilogy. Mount and Keira's story concludes in Sinful Empire. ADD TO GOODREADS

 

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Review 
4 “Changing” Stars

Defiant Queen is the second book in the Mount trilogy. It’s as sexy if not moresothan book 1 and the action is just as fast paced. Getting to know more about Mount and seeing a bit of different side of him had me flipping the pages as fast as I could. Kiera isn’t out of the woods and she knows it even if the more time she spends with the domineering leader of the underworld she falls a little bit more. Leaving me gasping for breath, I’m so excited to see where this trilogy leads.

  Get ready for the darker and dirtier side of New Orleans with a brand new alpha romance from USA Today bestselling author Meghan March. New Orleans belongs to me. You don’t know my name, but I control everything you see—and all the things you don’t. My reach knows no bounds, and my demands are always met. I didn’t need to loan money to a failing family distillery, but it amuses me to have them in my debt. To have her in my debt. She doesn’t know she caught my attention. She should’ve been more careful. I’m going to own her. Consume her. Maybe even keep her. It’s time to collect what I’m owed. Keira Kilgore, you’re now the property of Lachlan Mount. *Ruthless King is book one of the Mount Trilogy*   ADD TO GOODREADS  

 

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Meghan March has been known to wear camo face paint and tromp around in woods wearing mud-covered boots, all while sporting a perfect manicure. She's also impulsive, easily entertained, and absolutely unapologetic about the fact that she loves to read and write smut. Her past lives include slinging auto parts, selling lingerie, making custom jewelry, and practicing corporate law. Writing books about dirty talking alpha males and the strong, sassy women who bring them to their knees is by far the most fabulous job she's ever had. She loves hearing from her readers at meghanmarchbooks@gmail.com.

Thursday, November 16

*** RELEASE BLITZ & REVIEW *** On the Way to You by Kandi Steiner

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On the Way to You, an all-new emotional standalone from Kandi Steiner is LIVE!

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On the Way to You by Kandi Steiner

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publishing Date: November 16th, 2017

What makes you happy?
That was the question Emery Reed asked me the day we met, and I couldn’t give him a single answer. I could have said my dog, or my books, or yoga — but I just stared.
And then, I got in his car.
It was crazy to take a road trip with a stranger, but after years of standing still, he was my one-way ticket to a new life, and I wasn’t going to miss it.
We shared the same space, the same car, the same hotel room — and still, we were strangers.
One day we’d be laughing, the next, we wouldn’t speak. Emery was surrounded by impenetrable walls, but I wanted in.
Discovering his journal changed everything.
I read his thoughts, words not meant for anyone’s eyes, and the more I learned about him, the harder I fell. It turned out nothing made Emery Reed happy, and I wanted to change that.
I earned his trust by violating his privacy, and as wrong as it was, it worked — until one entry revealed a darkness I never knew existed, a timer I never knew was ticking.
Suddenly, what made me happy was saving Emery from himself. I just didn’t know if I could.
OTWTY-AN-KU   My Review 5 “Little Penny” Stars

Love and Hope. Gorgeous and Broken. On My Way to you was everything I hoped. Cooper and Emery’s story consumed me. I *felt* it all. It resonated with me. This is going to be one of my favorite books I’ve read this year because by the end, it was more than just a story. 

Cooper is biding her time. She’s self-sufficient. She’s got goals. She’s just waiting for the time to be right. Emery comes along at just the right time. She doesn’t know it right away though. Something about this stranger she meets at the diner where she works gets to her. When he asks her to come on his road trip with him, well all bets are off. As they begin their journey, Cooper notices that Emery goes from quite to chatty seemingly without cause. And the more time she spends trying to get to know him, the more she wants to know. And when she has a chance to read his thoughts, she takes it, even though she knows it’s wrong. What she learns makes her heart hurt and makes her fall even harder for him. But she realizes that the things she’s learning about Emery shouldn’t be learned this way and it eventually costs her everything. 

I just loved everything about this story. Their individual struggles. Their relationship struggles. Their desire for more. Neither Cooper nor Emery are perfect. Both have issues they have to face and they’re issues that aren’t unique to them but still affect everyone differently. Having experienced some of what these two went through made me love them even more. I think everyone can take something away from this book because I know I did.

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Kandi Steiner is a Creative Writing and Advertising/Public Relations graduate from the University of Central Florida living in Tampa. Kandi works full time as a social media specialist, but also works part time as a Zumba fitness instructor and blackjack dealer. Kandi 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 die hard hopeless romantic (like most girls brought up on Disney movies). When Kandi isn’t working or 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 beach days, movie marathons, live music, craft beer and sweet wine – not necessarily in that order. KandiSteiner.jpg

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