~Pre-Release Review~Risk Taker (Mixed Messages #3) by Lily Morton~

 

40849061Title: Risk Taker
Author: Lily Morton
Series: Mixed Messages #3
Page Count: 288 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance
Release Date: July 22, 2018
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: ✮4 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

Being in love with your best friend is hard. 
Henry’s the odd man out. All his friends are settling down, and his reputation as the Hook-Up King of London seems more like a curse than a blessing these days. Especially when it keeps photojournalist Ivo, his best friend and the brilliant man he’s loved since they were fifteen, at arm’s length. But that’s where Ivo wants him, right? Putting aside his feelings, Henry decides to give up casual sex and look for the real deal. After all, he has no chance with Ivo – or does he? 
Henry is everything to Ivo. Best friend, soul mate, the one person who has never let him down. The one person he is loyal to above everything and everyone. But Henry’s in a box marked best friend and that’s where Ivo’s kept him for nearly twenty years, despite steadily falling in love with the gentle man. And besides, why would Henry want to date Ivo? Burned out and injured, he’s the walking embodiment of damaged. 
Distance has helped Henry and Ivo keep a lid on their attraction, but when they find themselves in the same city for a change—Ivo hurt and needing assistance, and Henry more than willing to provide it—the two best friends grow closer than ever, forcing a realization, and a decision. Risk their friendship for their hearts? Or can they have both? 
–From the bestselling author of Rule Breaker and Deal Maker comes a tender love story about two best friends who are perfect for each other, and always have been – if only they knew it. This is the third book in the Mixed Messages series, but it can be read as a standalone.–


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I absolutely loved the first two books in this series, “Rule Breaker” and “Deal Maker”. I gave them 4,5 and 5 stars, 😉 So when I found out we were getting Henry’s book next, I couldn’t wait to dive in!!

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~Release Blitz~Buckled (Trails of Sin #2) by Pam Godwin~

 

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38134238Title: Buckled
Author: Trails of Sin #2
Series: Pam Godwin
Page Count: 318 pages
Genre(s): Dark, Romance, Cowboy
Release Date: July 10, 2018
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: ✮4 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

I protect what’s mine.
The ranch, my family, our buried secrets.
Nothing will stop me from reassembling the life that went terribly wrong.
Not the law. Not our enemies. Not even Maybe Quinn.
The gorgeous, quarrelsome journalist shouldn’t have meddled. I shouldn’t have let her stay. But she’s hiding something in those deceptive blue eyes. Something deeper than her thirst for a news story.
I make a deal with her to buy time. To unravel her lies. To play with her. To satisfy my darker appetites. When she buckles beneath my belt, I’ll send her away.
Unless I buckle first.
–TRAILS OF SIN series (HEAs with no cliffhangers – must be read in order)–
Knotted #1 – Jake and Conor
Buckled #2 – Jarret and Maybe
Booted #3 – Lorne and Raina


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I was very excited to jump into this one, because I absolutely love this author, and I loved the first book in this series “Knotted”. Now, I am gonna be honest here, and say that I liked the first book a smidgen more, but that has to do with the fact, that it made me cry my eyes out within the first couple of pages. 😛

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That said…this was a very good read. It was also very very sexy! 😉


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~Release Blitz~Auctioned (Auctioned #1) by Cara Dee~Review & Excerpt~

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40524303Title: Auctioned
Author: Cara Dee
Series: Auctioned #1
Cover Artist: Eliza Rae Services
Publisher: Self-Published
Page Count: 207 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance, Crime/Suspense
Release Date: June 28, 2018
Guest Reviewer: ~Judith~
Rating: ✮4 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

Gray Nolan’s biggest problem in life was the torch he carried for his closeted coach. He was just another happy-go-lucky dude, a college student and hockey player, when his ordinary existence was interrupted, and he became a human trafficking statistic. 
He and seven other young men were taken aboard a luxurious yacht where they were to be auctioned off to the highest bidder. Gray was beaten, shattered, and almost defeated by the time his buyer stepped out of the shadows in a swirl of his own cigarette smoke. 
He was Gray’s new owner. 
Darius Quinn had vowed never again to find himself in a situation like this. His days as a private military contractor were over. No more missions, no more risks, no more personal attachments. Yet, here he was, after weeks of searching, face-to-face with his broken prize. 
It was time to get the knucklehead back to his family. 
Quick and easy was Darius’s plan. 
Then everything went sideways. 
—Auctioned, #1 (Does not end with a cliffhanger.)—


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Strap yourself in, because you’re in for one hell of a ride with this bookI’ve read a lot of dark books over the years and this one is up there as one of the most disturbing. (for me)

Human trafficking is something we’re all too aware of in today’s society but what really happens to the victims? We really have no idea about the physical and emotional abuse they go through. Is this an accurate portrayal? I’ve no idea but in some ways, although it’s hard to read, I hope so…What I mean by that is I hope some things here aren’t just included for the shock element…because shocking is most definitely what it is in certain parts.


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~Release Day Review~Shameless King (Kings of Rittenhouse #1) by Maya Hughes~

 

39669992Title: Shameless King
Author: Maya Hughes
Series: Kings of Rittenhouse #1
Page Count: 282 pages
Genre(s): Romance, College/Sports
Release Date: June 28, 2018
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: ✮4 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

A deliciously steamy enemies with benefits romance.
Declan McAvoy. Voted Biggest Flirt. Highest goal scorer in Kings of Rittenhouse Prep history. Everyone’s impressed, well except one person…
After a blow out in high school, Makenna Halstead and I were happy to never have to cross paths again. Except life has a way of knocking you straight in the teeth with a puck when you least expect it. She hasn’t just returned to my life, she crashed into it like a wrecking ball…into my college kingdom, into my class, and smack dab into the seat next to mine. My new lab partner to be exact. 
For years we hated each other… I may be King on the ice, but she is the Ice Queen. She has no problem calling me out, doesn’t back down, and her piercing blue eyes have me picturing more than just my arms wrapped around her. 
Now we’re stuck with each other and there’s no getting around that fact that we have to work together. My hockey career hangs in the balance. Problem? Oh, yeah.
I can’t deny it. I want her. More than I ever thought I could want a woman. I’ve got one semester–only four months–to convince her everything she thought about me was wrong. 
Will my queen let me prove to her I’m the King she can’t live without? 
Only one way to find out…


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I am a big sucker for “enemies to lover” books, and an even bigger sucker for “sport” themed ones…So I really hit the jackpot with this baby. 😉 This is a new to me author and I am happy to say, that I really enjoyed reading this one!!

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~Release Blitz~Trick Play (Fake Boyfriend #2) by Eden Finley~Review & Giveaway~

 

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39863941Title: Trick Play
Author:
Eden Finley
Series:
Fake Boyfriend #2
Cover Design:
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Genre(s): 
M/M, Romance
Release Date:
June 27,  2018
Reviewer: 
~Wendy~
Rating:
✮4 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

Matt:
Want to know the fastest way to get screwed out of a football career? Get photographed in a compromising position in a gay bar. Yep, welcome to my life.  My agent says he can fix my image. He wants me to become the poster boy for gay football players. Me? I just want back on the field. I’ll do anything to play for the NFL again, even pretend to have a steady boyfriend. If only my fake boyfriend wasn’t Noah Huntington III—the most arrogant, entitled rich guy in the world.
Noah:
Pretend to be Matt Jackson’s boyfriend, my best friend said. It’ll be fun, he said. What Damon neglected to mention is Matt is surly and bitter. Being his boyfriend is a job in itself. From his paranoia over being constantly photographed to his aversion to PDA, being with Matt isn’t the care-free fake relationship I expected when I signed on to do this. 
It’s supposed to be a win-win. I get to stick it to my politician dad who thinks no one is good enough for the Huntington name, and Matt’s reputation of being the bad boy of football dies. What I don’t expect is to start caring for the guy. That’s not part of the plan. Then again, neither is fooling around with him on my private jet. 
Oops.
–Trick Play is a full-length MM novel with a HEA/HEA and no cliffhanger–


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I really enjoyed the first book in this series, “Fake Out” and I was very curious to see if this one would be just as entertaining. I am so glad to say that I loved this one even more. Matt was just wonderful and I think everyone should have a Noah in their lives. 😉

For those of you who have read the first book, already know Matt and Noah. Now I think technically this book could be read as a standalone….but…To fully enjoy the story, I would advise reading “Fake Out” first.

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~Release Blitz~Believe (Skins #3) by Garrett Leigh~Review & Giveaway~

 

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40531547Title: Believe
Author: Garrett Leigh
Series: Skins #3
Publisher: Fox Love Press
Cover Design: Black Jazz Design
Page Count: 229 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance
Release Date: June 26, 2018
Guest Reviewer: ~Judith~
Rating: ✮5 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

Flight paramedic Rhys Foster is hooked on adrenaline. By day it’s blood and guts, by night it’s the thrill of the club. With a different face in his bed most nights, he doesn’t have time to be lonely…right? 
Entertainer Jevon Campbell is a play therapist like no other—dancer, magician, acrobat, he brings it all to his global mission to help children in need laugh again. He’s on a rare home visit when he encounters enigmatic Rhys in a London bar. 
Their connection is instant, but Rhys fast realises Jevon’s easy confidence doesn’t stretch as far as the bedroom. He has no idea how mesmerising he is—how beautiful—and Rhys resolves to show him. 
They grow closer, but time isn’t on their side. Rhys seems unable to articulate how he feels, and with Jevon’s imminent departure from the UK hanging over them, their separate commitments could tear them apart forever. 
As the days slip by, Rhys must learn to believe he’s worth the happiness Jevon is offering.


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”I was born needing you. I just never knew it.”

Let the fangirling begin…
Book three in the hugely enjoyable Skins Series and is without a doubt my favorite in the series. There’s nothing I didn’t love about this and Rhys and Jevon are my new favorite couple from Garrett Leigh.


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~Release Blitz & Review~Blaze (Unbreakable Bonds #5) by Jocelynn Drake & Rinda Elliott~

 

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40185775Title: Blaze
Authors: Jocelynn Drake & Rinda Elliott
Series: Unbreakable Bonds #5
Publisher: Drake and Elliott Publishing LLC.
Page Count: 260 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance, Suspense
Release Date: June 22, 2018
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: ✮4.5 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

The rings have been selected.
The champagne placed on ice. The cake decorated. And the pre-wedding sex is off the charts…
Lucas Vallois and Andrei Hadeon are finally ready to walk down the aisle. There’s just one small problem.
A ghost from Lucas’s past shows up days before the wedding, desperate for help. Against his better judgement, Lucas and his best friend, Ashton Frost, plan a fast trip back to the one place they swore they’d never go: their hometown in Oklahoma. But the danger is worse than they expected.
Now, they’re in a race to track down a killer, keep a young girl safe, and get Lucas back in time to say, “I do.”
 


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How I jumped and danced when I found out we were getting more of my favorite and delicious “Unbreakable Gods“. I  love every single book in the “Unbreakable Bonds” series and getting some more was such a treat!!

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Let me start by saying that this book can not be read as a standalone…but why would you even want to?? There are 4 awesome books before this one (not counting the short stories), and if you haven’t read them yet…I strongly advise you do it right now!!!

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~Release Day Review~Chasing Hannah (Billingsley #2) by Melissa Ellen~

 

38183023Title: Chasing Hannah
Author: Melissa Ellen
Series: Billingsley #2
Publisher: Honey Bee Publishing, LLC
Page Count: 217 pages
Genre(s): Romance, Comedy
Release Date: June 21, 2018
Reviewer: ~Mary~
Rating: ✮4.5 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

I gave them everything. After years of hard work and 
dedication, they gave me the boot instead of the promotion I deserved. 
To hell with them. I’d land on my feet. I was sure of it. 
The last place I ever expected to land, though, was in the
small town of Billingsley, Texas. A place I vowed never to 
return to after a disastrous one-night stand. 
Unfortunately, skipping your best friend’s wedding was not
an option. Neither was avoiding that one man who managed
to turn my world upside down in a single evening nearly a year ago.
I’d never been a runner. I’d never been one to hide. 
But sometimes, it’s necessary…


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Well well well…I can proudly say,  that I’ve read all the books released by this author. This makes me a very lucky girl. 😜

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“Chasing Hannah” is the second book in “Billingsley” series and it’s Hannah’s story. Hannah is Lottie’s best friend and in Redeeming Lottie, the first book in this series, I truly adored her. She is the best friend, a girl could wish for. She is amazing, kind, crazy and funny as hell.

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~Release Blitz & Review~Rainbow Place (Rainbow Place #1) by Jay Northcote~

 

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40214260Title: Rainbow Place
Author: Jay Northcote
Series: Rainbow Place #1
Publisher: Jaybird Press
Cover Design: Garrett Leigh, Black Jazz Design
Page Count: 160 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 15, 2018
Guest Reviewer: ~Judith~
Rating: ✮4 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

Can Jason find the courage he needs to be the man Seb deserves?
When Seb Radcliffe relocates to a seaside town in Cornwall, he feels like a fish out of water. He misses queer spaces and the sense of community he enjoyed when he was living in the city, and decides to open an LGBT-friendly cafe–bar.
Jason Dunn is the builder Seb hires to help renovate the rundown space where the cafe will be housed. Jason is also gay, but unlike Seb, he’s deep in the closet. He’s never had a relationship with another man—only allowing himself the occasional hook up with guys who are prepared to be discreet.
The attraction between the two men is instant and impossible to ignore. But while Seb is out and proud, Jason is terrified of being exposed. With the grand opening of Rainbow Place approaching, tension is growing among some locals who object to Seb’s plans. When things escalate, Jason is forced to choose whether to hide in the shadows and let Seb down, or to openly support the man he’s fallen so hard for.
–Although this book is part of a series, it has a satisfying happy ending and can be read as a standalone.–


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~Release Day Review~A Wish for Us by Tillie Cole~

 

40026556Title: A Wish for Us
Author: Tillie Cole
Genre(s): Romance
Release Date: June 11, 2018
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: ✮5 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

From the author who brought you A Thousand Boy Kisses comes the new emotional novel, A Wish For Us.
A story of music. A story of healing. A story of love conquering all.
Nineteen-year-old Cromwell Dean is the rising star of electronic dance music. Thousands of people adore him. But no one knows him. No one sees the color of his heart.
Until the girl in the purple dress. She sees through the walls he has built to the empty darkness within.
When Cromwell leaves behind the gray skies of England to study music in the South Carolina heat, the last thing he expects is to see her again. And he certainly doesn’t expect that she’ll stay in his head like a song on repeat.
Bonnie Farraday lives for music. She lets every note into her heart, and she doesn’t understand how someone as talented as Cromwell can avoid doing the same. He’s hiding from his past, and she knows it. She tries to stay away from him, but something keeps calling her back.
Bonnie is the burst of color in Cromwell’s darkness. He’s the beat that makes her heart skip.
But when a shadow falls over Bonnie, it’s up to Cromwell to be her light, in the only way he knows how. He must help her find the lost song in her fragile heart. He must keep her strong with a symphony only he can compose.
A symphony of hope.
A symphony of love.
A symphony of them.
—Standalone Mature YA/ New Adult Novel. Suitable for ages 15 and up.—


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A wish for me, for you, for us.

I really love this author and I have read many of her books. The “Hades Hangmen” is one of my favorite series. This book is nothing like those books though. You see, one of the reasons I love her writing/books so much is because she doesn’t stick to just one type of genre. You never know what you are gonna get, but so far I have loved them all!!

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~Release Day Review~Dirty Exes (Liars, Inc. #1) by Rachel Van Dyken~

 

36486578Title: Dirty Exes
Author: Rachel Van Dyken
Series: Liars, Inc. #1
Publisher: Skyscape
Page Count: 296 pages
Genre(s): Romance
Release Date: June 5, 2018
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: ✮4 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

They’re serving up some red-hot revenge. A sizzling series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Rachel van Dyken.

Blaire has never quite gotten over Jessie Beckett, the ex–NFL star whose kisses were hot enough to ignite the entire Eastern Seaboard. When he chose work over her, Blaire was left brokenhearted. Why else would she have married a skeezy two-timer, just to divorce him less than a year later? Now Blaire is getting even by becoming one half of Dirty Exes, a PI firm fully committed to humiliating cheating jerks. If only the new jerk she’s been hired to uncover wasn’t Jessie Beckett himself. Exposing Jessie isn’t going to be easy, especially when she still daydreams about his sexy smile. Further complicating matters is Colin, Jessie’s best friend. He’s gorgeous, a little bit cunning, and willing to help Blaire get the inside scoop on Jessie—for a price. Now caught between two men—one totally right and the other totally wrong—Blaire will need to decide just how much she’s willing to risk…and whom she’s willing to risk it for.


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Apparently, this new series is a spin-off of the “Wingmen Inc.” series. Blaire, the heroine in this book is Ian’s (Matchmakers Playbook) sister. Now no worries, you don’t have to read the previous series to understand this book, it completely standalone. I myself haven’t, but since I really enjoyed this one, I will probably go back and fix that. 😛 Now, what I loved most about this book, is that it made me laugh. For me, this was really one of those feel good stories.

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~Release Blitz & Review~Julien (Confessions #2) by Ella Frank~

 

Confessions: Julien, book two in the steamy contemporary M/M/M Confessions Series from Ella Frank, is LIVE!

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40378109Title: Confessions: Julien
Author:
Ella Frank
Series:
Confessions #2
Genre(s):
M/M/M Romance
Release Date:
June 4, 2018
Reviewer:
~Wendy~
Rating:
✮4.5 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

People are complex. Love a double-edged sword. 
And when it comes to a broken heart, there are no rules, only time… 
For the past eight years, Julien Thornton has been living with a secret. One that only a handful of people know about. To the outside world, he has it all.  A thriving career. A loving husband. And a face that the American public fell for by the millions, on a reality show that inadvertently saved his life. 
But behind the shine of celebrity, behind the easygoing nature, a crippling truth fills Julien with pain and self-loathing. It’s a truth that he fights to overcome daily with the help of his husband, Joel Priestley, and now their boyfriend, Robbie Bianchi. 
But unlike Priest, Robbie doesn’t know what he’s helping Julien to fight. He doesn’t know what Julien did all those years ago. And with the anniversary of his sister’s death fast approaching, the time for explanations is running out. 
And thus the question: will the princess be able to forgive the prick as the priest once did?  Only time will tell. 
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Those who are meant to be yours will always find you.

I am a big fan of Ella Frank’s “Temptation” series and I absolutely LOVED the first book in this series “Robbie” !! I couldn’t wait to start this one and read more about The Princess, The Priest, and The Prick...This time around we especially get to know more about “The Prick’s” past…I really loved Julien in the first book and he didn’t disappoint in this one…damn but there is something so extremely sexy about a hot guy talking French…

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