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RELEASE DAY LAUNCH: REVIEW AND EXCERPT: UnZipped by Lauren Blakely

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What do you get when you mix a hot nerd, a quirky heroine, and a hilarious meet-cute (featuring a boombox) that goes terribly awry? UNZIPPED!

Don’t miss this brand new standalone romantic comedy from #1 NYT bestseller Lauren Blakely! Brilliantly funny and spectacularly swoony, UNZIPPED—with its nod to the great silver screen romantic comedies—is available everywhere for your pleasure!

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Wanted: hot nerd seeks dating coach.

Picture this – I’m ready to win back the love of my life, and I’m going big this time. We’re talking boom box, sing her name in the rain, let the whole damn neighborhood know I’m good and ready this time around. After all, if you’re going to grand gesture the ever-loving hell out of a second chance, you need to pull out all the stops.

There’s only one little problem.

My college girlfriend isn’t the one who shows up when I play my “I’ll do anything to win you back” tune. The woman who flings open the second-floor window tells me my ex doesn’t live here anymore. But she’ll help me win her back. Anything for romance, anything for a guy so willing to go big for love. And that’s what I want at first. Until I get to know my new “romance coach” and discover she’s funny, clever, and keeps me on my toes. Now I don’t want to win anyone else’s heart. I want the woman who’s been helping me all along. Trouble is – she thinks I’m in love with someone else, and when we take off on a road trip, everything I think I know about women is about to be unzipped and turned inside out.

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He’s the last person I ever expected to pop into my life, but he might be exactly what I need to save the thing that matters most to me. All I have to do is not fall for him.

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My Review

Clearly by his meticulously planned big gesture to reconnect with his college girlfriend, Kyler, aka Tom, doesn’t understand the first thing about women nor does he understand that he can’t rely on gimmicks and his love of 80s pop culture, especially movies, to woo back a woman he hasn’t seen in over 8 years. And even though Tom is adorkable and quite intelligent, the fact that he’s clueless about what the opposite sex wants and needs is made clearer and clearer the longer he communicates his thoughts and ideas to the woman who had the ‘unfortunate or fortunate’ opportunity, depending how you look at it, to witness his public humiliation…maybe that’s too strong a word but it’s definitely something I wouldn’t want to see again;) 

From awkward strangers to quirky fast friends to a couple who don’t quite know how to act on their growing feelings towards each other because the basis of their time together has been about Tom reconnecting with the woman who could have been the love of his life. But as Tom and Finley’s story continues, it becomes beyond clear just how perfectly matched these two are…now Tom just has to find a way to prove to Finley that she’s the only one he wants regardless of how they met and Finley needs to be willing to put her heart on the line again after it was mangled by her last boyfriend who used her as a rebound and then went back to the woman he had always and only wanted, his ex.

What I loved most about Finley was her honesty when it came to, not only  helping Tom come up with a new plan to ‘get back his lost love’ but also  laying out the reasons that his ‘Say Anything’ scene remake was not something he should ever try again. And because Finley can’t help but be her perceptive self, she had Tom pegged from the very beginning, which helps her to truly get to know who he is and it also helps him to learn what he truly wants in a significant other – not the idealized version he’s had in his head for the past 8 years.

The use of movie one-liners was a perfect way to bond Tom and Finley,

because it not only illustrated how much they had in common but it also allowed their relationship to grow naturally, even if his original reason for meeting Finley had to do with another woman.

I loved the whole art imitating life plot line, especially since Finley could use the reality of Tom’s actions as well as her own to hopefully help restore life to her flatlining comedy series, but I also felt like even if it didn’t save her show, she could easily come up with new ideas based on everything she experienced with Tom while being his travel buddy as well as his mentor, his friend, and ultimately, the woman he wanted.

UnZipped is an adorable, feel good romantic comedy – one that reminded me of all the 80s movies that I loved and just how awkward things can be at the beginning of new relationships, especially ones that start in unique ways. I’m glad Lauren Blakely gave her readers both her main characters’ perspectives because they each had their own unique way of seeing things and their respective pasts led them to who they are today, which is pivotal in truly understanding why these two make the decisions they do.

I’m sure after reading UnZipped there was a spike in the amount of 80s romantic comedies watched because that’s exactly what I wanted to do after finishing Tom and Finley’s story.

4 Poison Apples

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Excerpt

I part my lips to speak, but I don’t know how to answer her. Or that. She rocks back and forth on her heels like she’s waiting for me to say something, and I realize I don’t know what I’m doing with her. I don’t understand her.

Is this her ruse to get me in bed? Calling me a boy toy?

Truth is, I wouldn’t mind getting naked with her because, hello, hot chick, but I need to keep my eye on the prize, so I’m going to have to cut this seduction strategy of hers off at the knees. “I want to level with you. I’m not interested in you that way.”

She blinks, coughs, and then laughs. For several seconds. Okay, more like half a minute. “I’m sorry. Say that again.” She gestures for me to keep going.

“I’m interested in Cassandra.”

She points at her chest. “And not me, right? I just want to make sure I understand. It’s a touch confusing, and I don’t want to miss a beat.”

I frown, totally confused now, because isn’t it self-evident? “That’s what I said.”

She shakes her head, amused. “Tom, I need you to know something.”

“Yes?”

She brings her hand to her chest. “I solemnly swear I have not once thought of you naked. I absolutely haven’t dirty-dreamed of you. And I’m definitely not harboring delusions about stripping you down to nothing and having my wild, wicked way with you.”

Wild, wicked way.

What does Finley think is wild and wicked?

My brain spins, crafting scenarios that involve her bent over the Batmobile, or daring me to climb the fire engine sculpture and test its strength for a wild, wicked screw. I have no fucking clue why my mind finds these images permissible for assembly, so I shove a hand roughly through my hair, trying to clear my head.

“And I’m not thinking of stripping you down to nothing and having my wild, wicked way with you either,” I say.

She dusts one hand against the other. “Good thing neither one of us is remotely attracted to the other.”

“Yeah, not at all,” I say flippantly. But wait? She’s not? “You’re not?” My voice ticks up. Why does her statement bother me?

“Did you want me to be remotely attracted to you?”

“Packed with flirtatious banter and lighthearted humor, Unzipped is a rom-com that’s cleverly written, refreshingly self-aware, and just plain entertaining.”

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“I loved everything about this book. It was the perfect romantic comedy about 2 nerdy people who find love the unconventional way.”

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About Lauren Blakely

A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family, including her smoking hot and funny husband and her two brilliant and kind children. She has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs — she might have four dogs, or maybe five. If she’s lucky, she’ll soon have six dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 100 times, and she’s sold more than 2.5 million books. In December she’ll release UNZIPPED, in January BIRTHDAY SUIT, and in March BEST LAID PLANS. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter! laurenblakely.com/newsletter

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COVER REVEAL: How Not To by Devin Sawyer

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Title: How Not To

Author: Devin Sawyer

Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult

Release Date: January 18, 2019

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When you’re young you think you know it all. I was fortunate enough to live in a world where poverty was just something I’d heard of, but never experienced. Until, I took a chance on the boy from the wrong side of the tracks. The chemistry undeniable. Our worlds collided and I fell hard, we both did. I needed him to stay and when he didn’t, it broke my heart. So I grew up and moved on. I didn’t know who I was back then, or what I was up against. But I do now. I won’t make the same mistakes.

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I made mistakes, I thought I knew what I was doing. Turns out sometimes loyalty and stupidity go hand in hand. I took the one thing I needed most and I pushed her away with my actions. Sent her running in the opposite direction is more like it. When fate brings us together again, I desperately want to make things right, prove to her that I’m not that guy anymore. Time has done nothing to put out the fire between us, but she has no plans to let me be a part of her future. I’m about to change that.

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Devin Sawyer is a contemporary romance writer who enjoys a bit of dirty humor. If you have a dirty joke, she’s the first one that wants to hear it. She grew up in a small Texas town called Comfort and still enjoys quiet country towns. She started out writing at a young age with moody, depressing, poetry—mostly about unrequited teenage loves. But enough about the dark times.. Now Devin prefers to write witty romantic comedies with hard hitting issues. Devin has a master’s in Social work and is independently licensed as a therapist. She finds reading and writing a pleasant escape from real world stressors. Her favorite reads are forbidden love stories.

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COVER REVEAL: RULES OF ENGAGEMENT by Mika Jolie

RULES OF ENGAGEMENT by Mika Jolie

Release Date: January 25th

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Blurb

Rule #1: Don’t fall in love.

As a single dad, my life revolves around my daughter. No complaints…until my ex-wife forces my hand over custody.

I needed a cover story. In steps Katharine Morello. My best friend’s sister is ready and willing to be my fake fiancée.

Overnight we’re engaged. A temporary arrangement.

No sex.
No strings attached.
No complications.

Easy, right?

Not quite. The last few months, I’ve been doing dirty things to her in my imagination. But that’s all they’ll ever be. Fantasies.

Rule #2: Don’t give in to temptation.

Neither of us is looking for a relationship. Been there. Done that. Even drank the Kool-Aid.

So, you see, I can resist beautiful, sexy Katharine. It doesn’t matter she’s hot as f*ck with an amazing personality to boot. All I have to do is NOT touch her.

I’ve got this.

Spoiler Alert…One night make-believe merges with reality. Sparks fly—and burn.

Now I want her. All of her.

Rule #3: See rule #1—don’t fall in love.

Man. Hindsight’s a bitch.

About the Author

Mika Jolie is the bestselling author of the Martha’s Way series. She lives in New Jersey with her Happy Chaos—her husband and their energizer bunnies. A sports fanatic and a wine aficionado, she’s determined to balance it all and still write about life experiences and matters of the heart. Let’s face it, people are complicated and love can be messy. When she’s not weaving life and romance into evocative tales, you can find her on a hiking adventure, apple picking, or whatever her three men can conjure up.

She loves to hear from readers. Connect with Mika on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads and Amazon.

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COVER REVEAL: ReWined, Volume 3 by Kim Karr

ReWined, Volume 3 by Kim Karr releases on DECEMBER 16th!
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There are three guaranteed ways to ruin a perfectly unstable marriage…

  1. Tell your beautiful new bride she’s the devil
  2. Tie one on and don’t come home.
  3. Oh, and let’s not forget, uncover family secrets that rock both your worlds.

I really need a rewind because now my temporary wife is pissed as hell and wants a quickie divorce.

Wooing her is my plan.

Sending flowers, writing love notes, and even serenading her are some of the sure-fire methods I learned from watching her favorite romantic comedies.

In all of those films, one grand gesture leads to the woman falling at her man’s feet cueing sappy music and epic make-up sex.

Too bad my girl isn’t following the script.

Short of riding in on a white horse, I’m at a loss of how to win her back.

Unless…

Every girl dreams of a Prince Charming. Right? 
Well, I can redefine myself and turn this party boy into one.
She insists it’s impossible.
I disagree.***This is the final volume in the Party Ever After series.***

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About the Author

Reader * Chocolate Lover * Writer * Coffee Lover * Romantic * Beach Lover * Yoga Beginner

Kim Karr is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of eighteen novels. Best known for writing sexy contemporary love stories, she enjoys bringing flawed characters to life and creating romances that are page worthy. Her stories are raw, real, and explosive. Her characters will make you laugh, make you cry, make you feel. And her happily-ever-afters are always swoon worthy. From the brooding rock star to the arrogant millionaire to the Football Player. From the witty damsel-in-distress to the sassy high-powered businesswoman to the boutique owner. No two storylines are ever alike. If Kim’s not writing, you can find her wandering through antique stores with her husband, trying out new fitness classes with her sons, venturing out to new coffee shops with her daughter, or with her nose stuck in a book.

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RELEASE REVIEW: RØMA KING by Callie Hart

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Blurb

“911. What is your emergency?”

Every night, Zara Llewelyn picks up the phone and assists people in distress. House fires. Assault. Motor vehicle accidents. Home invasions…

Between the hours of six and two, she is the answer to a thousand cries for help. But when the payphone outside Zara’s apartment building mysteriously begins ringing night after night, the very last thing she wants to do is pick it up. And yet, she can’t seem to help herself…

Pasha Rivin’s trying to outrun fate. He’s been running from it for years now, but escape isn’t in his cards. As the oldest son of the oldest Roma family in the country, he’s not just a member of a proud and fiercely traditional clan. He is their reluctant king…and now he’s expected to find a wife.

The fiery redhead that shows up on his doorstep, following a trail of breadcrumbs, hunting for a missing little boy, is the last person Pasha’s mother has in mind, however.

She’s an outsider, an intruder, and as far as his family are concerned, she’s not welcome on their land, let alone in their king’s bed.

Pasha has never allowed his destiny to stand in the way of what he wants, however. And he’s never wanted anything more than he wants the girl with the burning green eyes.

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Zara Llewelyn picked up the phone and learned a secret.

Falling in love has never been so dangerous…

 

My Review

Pasha Rivin’s future was already written before he was born; as the oldest son in the Roma family, history, tradition, and responsibility dictate the man he’s supposed to be, and as much as he wants to choose his own path…make his own way, the weight of his last name…the weight of the kingdom that he’s destined to rule refuses to allow him to abdicate his throne, and even though Pasha was shunned by his family for three years, allowing him to be someone more than the heir apparent, the ties that bind him to his family will always pull him back in, especially when his destiny allows him to meet the woman of his dreams…the one who just might make accepting his fate worth everything that comes with ruling his family’s kingdom.

For the Roma family, though, Zara Llewelyn is an outsider and unworthy of standing next to the Roma King. But the kind of connection that Zara and Pasha share – one that was established in their dreams many years ago – is not something they’ll give up without a fight, which is a good thing since that’s exactly what seems to be heading their way.

There is a bevy of information to absorb and unravel the further Callie Hart takes her readers into Pasha and Zara’s story, which means that it’s important to understand the hero and heroine’s past, their backgrounds, and the reasons behind their thoughts and their actions. So while it’s clear that these two characters share a strong connection, what seems to be more important in book one is setting the stage for what’s to come and illustrating why it’s going to be incredibly difficult for Pasha to rule and still keep his chosen queen at his side.

The fated bond that Pasha and Zara seem to have is shrouded in mystery, and it’s that part of the plot line that intrigues me the most, and while I know there is danger and darkness to come that could be a huge obstacle for, I also feel like these two are fighters, meaning that Pasha’s alpha male tendencies and Zara’s sassy and sympathetic nature give them more than a fighting chance to make this destined path their own.

4.5 Poison Apples 

 

About Callie

Callie Hart is a USA TODAY bestselling author of contemporary and dark romance. Her Blood & Roses Series is currenly being translated into multiple languages all over the world. Having spent the last seven years living in Australia, Callie now calls Los Angeles home, where she enjoys hiking, spending time at the beach, daily hot yoga classes, and generally pretending to be a hipster.

Callie is often asked, ‘What is dark romance?’ Her reply is always the same: Dark romance is a story that makes you fall for the anti-hero. It is a story that will make you walk a tightrope, question your sanity, and have you checking your moral compass at the door. If you love a good story about a very bad boy, then dark romance is for you.’

Under her legal name, Frankie Rose, Callie writes young adult fiction that has been globally recognized, and has received numerous awards for her ‘Halo’ series.

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COVER REVEAL: KEEP IT CLASSY by Lani Lynn Vale

Ghosts are real.

Well, technically speaking, maybe not. But the ones that haunt a man’s soul? Those are very real. So real, in fact, that there are times when Castiel would rather silence them forever in the worst way possible than to go on living with them haunting his every step.

All it took was one single second in time for his attention to drift, and everything changed.

Life as he once knew it, is over.

Now he’s struggling to make sense of the pieces that are left, and he’s fairly sure at least half of them are missing.

He’s living for three things now.

His club—the Bear Bottom Guardians.

His work as a police officer for Bear Bottom Police Department.

And the occasional glimpse of a girl that makes his spirit feel free.

Despite the ghosts that haunt him, he’s not willing to present them with another target. Which is why he has to stay away from her. He can’t touch her. He can’t talk to her. He can’t get anywhere near her.

Not and live with himself afterward.

The only problem is, Turner doesn’t care what Castiel wants. She also has a solution for his ghosts.

You may call her Ms. Ghostbuster.

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Lani Lynn Vale is a USA Today Bestselling Author of over thirty titles. She is married with three children, two dogs, two cats, a donkey, and a couple (a couple also meaning over twenty) chickens.

When she’s not writing, you can find her curled up in her favorite chair reading.

Lani is married with three children and lives in the Great State of Texas.

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COVER REVEAL: INTERLUDE by D. Kelly

 INTERLUDE is a brand new standalone contemporary romance set in the world of the Illusion series. Don’t miss out and pre-order your copy today!

About INTERLUDE

Jordan Weston is good-looking, mysterious, and sexually uninhibited, but his life is more like the name of his bar―Just an Illusion. His cousins are the bad boys of Bastards and Dangerous, but their fame hasn’t made everything rainbows and sunshine for him. He’s haunted, flawed, and the sole survivor of a homicide that wiped out his immediate family.

Allie Baker, the most recent hire at the bar, can see through Jordan’s façade. She knows he’s everything she doesn’t need, but she’s beginning to crave his cocky attitude and the way he looks at her. The more she tries to stay away from him, the more she wants to get to know him.

Jordan knows falling for an employee is a bad idea, but Allie pushes buttons he never realized he had. Even though Allie desperately needs her job, she soon decides being with Jordan is more important. Will they be able to compromise, or will she let her chance at love pass her by for the sake of a paycheck?

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Kelly, author of The Acceptance Series, The Illusion Series, and standalone companion novels Chasing Cassidy and Sharing Rylee, was born and raised in Southern California. She’s a wife, mom, dog lover, taxi, problem fixer, and extreme multi-tasker. She married her high school sweetheart and is her kids’ biggest fan.

Kelly has been writing since she was young and took joy in spinning stories to her childhood friends. Margaritas and sarcasm make her smile, she loves the beach but hates the sand, and she believes Starbucks makes any day better.

A contemporary romance writer, D. Kelly’s stories revolve around friendship and the bond it creates, strengthening the love of the people who share it.

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