Friend Zone by Nicole Blanchard Blitz

Friend Zone

by Nicole Blanchard
Publication Date: April 24, 2018
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance

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Liam Walsh is just a roommate.

Maybe if Charlie St. James repeats it enough, she’ll stop lusting after him. Not that it matters how she feels anyway, because Liam will always see her as one of the boys. Hell, he’s the one who gave her the nickname Charlie as a joke.

Well, the joke’s on her.

Now that she is confined to less than 1,000 square feet with him, she can’t stop thinking about how it would feel to get just a little bit closer.

Charlie St. James is off limits.

She’s been Liam Walsh’s best friend since grade school. He thought it wouldn’t be a big deal to let her crash with him when she needed a place to stay, but he was dead wrong. Knowing only a thin wall separates them when they sleep, that she’s naked in the shower while he lays in bed fantasizing about her, is unbearable.

When their cozy two bedroom goes from friend zone to war zone, they’ll either burn up the sheets or go down in flames.

About Nicole Blanchard

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Nicole Blanchard is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of gritty romantic suspense and heartwarming new adult romance. She and her family reside in the south along with their two spunky Boston Terriers and one chatty cat.

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Wheeler (Four Fathers #4) by Ker Dukey Review

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Wheeler (Four Fathers #4)

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Wheeler by Ker Dukey – Dark Suspense

I am dark. Calculating. A single father.
I have secrets that would horrify most people.
Stalking is a habit I refuse to break—and what happens after is a sweet reward.
My life is exactly the way I have designed it.
But an undeserving, sick monster is dating my only daughter.
Until I deal with my problem, I can’t truly enjoy everything I’ve created.
My name is Jax Wheeler.
I’m a twisted, evil, insane man.
People may be afraid of me, but it doesn’t stop them from wanting me.

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Four Fathers Series by bestselling authors
J.D. Hollyfield, Dani René, K Webster, and Ker Dukey
Four genres.
Four bestselling authors.
Four different stories.
Four weeks in April.
One intense, sexy, thrilling ride from beginning to end!

***These books were designed so you can read them out of order. However, they all interconnect and would be best enjoyed by reading them all!***
1 – Blackstone
2 – Kingston
3 – Pearson
4 – Wheeler

1 – Blackstone by J.D. Hollyfield – GR: http://bit.ly/2GXCzS1 – April 2nd
2 – Kingston by Dani René – GR: http://bit.ly/2FMjzX1 – April 9th
3 – Pearson by K Webster – GR: http://bit.ly/2FKvjcE – April 16th

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I just want to get this out up front. I hate that this ends in a cliffhanger. I mean… why? All the other books in this series have ended and goes on to the next book. I mean… everything was promoted as a 4 book series. Why not finish this book like the others? I hate that. It’s one of my pet peeves in book series. And very misleading! There’s no mention at all as to when the next book will be coming out. I feel this book went in a whole other direction. It wasn’t bad. It did get my attention and held it throughout the book. But compared to the first two books in this series. The last 2 books in this series took a different direction.

I really enjoyed Blackstone and Kingston’s. Books.
With those book it was all about their sexual need and the chase of getting their women. But Pearson and Wheeler’s book took a turn. To be honest it just went off the rails!

Pearson’s book was more about revenge & humiliation it seemed to me. And this book is all about stalking and murder!
I mean what…

I honestly thought these books were going to be about older men getting with barley legal girls. And all the dirty things they wanted to do with them.
And I feel like that happens a little. Only in Pearson’s book. I mean… Eric was a giant A-hole. So you couldn’t enjoy the chase with him. The sex wasn’t even good to me. Because I hated how he treated Rowan in it.

I felt like in this book it was laying the groundwork down for the next book. Now that I know this book ends in a cliffhanger. It was more just getting to know Jax and how he got to be the way he is. As I was reading I kept wondering when something was going to happen. He clearly wasn’t interested in finding a woman to spend his life with. Oh no… he got his thrills in stalking and killing.
And that’s where you totally disconnect from the other characters in this series. It went from girls to killing.

Yes, I knew this book was going to be dark. But I thought a girl was going to set him free ground him.

I liked how this book tied in to the other books and there was no retelling of past events in a word for word rehash. I was pretty blown away about how much he lurked in the background!

Once we got to the party scene that was the ending of Pearson’s book. I was pretty excited. Because I wanted to know how it all ended. Boy… I didn’t see what happened next coming. I was pretty shocked.

I don’t know how this is all going to be played out. I feel like the other authors work would loose their voices if this series continues with additional characters (Eric’s sons). And crazy killing sprees. There really wasn’t a lot of Levi in this book. But Trevor I feel plays a big part in a way in this book and the next.

So… hopefully the next book comes out soon!!

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Ker Dukey, Is based in the UK, where she lives with her husband and small children and also their beloved Goldendoodle, Murphy (who has yet to discover he isn’t, in fact, a human)

When she’s not lost in the world of her characters or being Mum, Ker likes to read and catch up with her followers on social media.

My books all tend to be darker romance, an edge of your seat, angst-filled reads. My advice to my readers when starting one of my titles, prepare for the unexpected.

I have always had a passion for storytelling, whether it be through lyrics or bedtime stories with my sisters growing up.
My mum would always have a book in her hand when I was young and passed on her love for reading, inspiring me to venture into writing my own. I tend to have a darker edge to my writing. Not all love stories are made of light; some are created in darkness but are just as powerful and worth telling.

When I’m not lost in the world of characters, I love spending time with my family. I’m a mum, and that comes first in my life, but when I do get down time, I love attending music concerts or reading events with my younger sister.Come find me on facebook where i love interacting with my readers.

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Execution by Lucia Franco Release Blitz

Title: Execution
Series: Off Balance #2
Author: Lucia Franco
Genre: Forbidden Romance Over 18 years
Publication Date: April 23, 2018
The move to World Cup Academy of Gymnastics is the greatest challenge Adrianna has encountered. Punished for Coach Kova’s overwhelming desires, she’s reeling with resentment while she sits out the first meet of the season. As Adrianna fights to regain her focus, he pushes her body to the extreme, leaving her mentally and physically exhausted.

Kova underestimates Adrianna’s endurance, and gravitates more toward her, despite his internal battle raging within to stay away. They try to disentangle themselves, but the tension between coach and gymnast mounts, engulfing them both in a forbidden world of deception and passion.

The one place where they should never feel alive, is where they find complete absolution. But one slip, one wrong landing, a missed grip, and everything they built can come tumbling down, damaging both their professional and personal lives.

“Tighten up, Adrianna. Squeeze your thighs and butt. Everything needs to be firm so you do not sway. The tighter you hold yourself, the less you fall. You cannot loosen for one second. I do not want to see anything jiggle on you. Keep your focus.” He paused. “By the way, your mother gave me a ring yesterday. Such a lovely woman she is. So caring of her daughter.”
I stopped and looked down at him, letting out a gush of air I hadn’t realized I was holding.
“Uh huh. Start over.”
I ignored him. I couldn’t believe Mom called him. “What did she say?”
“Start over.”
“What did she say, Kova?” I pushed, snapping at him. I probably looked like a psycho to him, but he held firm and wouldn’t speak until I started up again. I huffed under my breath and jumped. Typical Kova. He always had to get his way. My coach was an exasperating man.
“Just that she wanted to know how her precious daughter was doing. I told her you were getting there but still had a long way to go.”
I lowered my eyelids. “Of course you did. What else?”
“She said she was concerned about your diet and wanted to make sure you were eating nutritious meals. She mentioned when you went home for the holidays you let go and ate everything in sight. She wanted to make sure you are not still on that same path. Something about you had to buy new clothes because your old ones did not fit.”
My heartbeat sped up, and my lips parted. The animosity in her words rang like a siren in my head of things she’d said to me that I did wrong in her eyes. Moisture beaded above my top lip. I gripped the jump rope handles tighter, my skin burning against the plastic. I jumped faster and harder.
Kova was still speaking but I only caught the tail end of a few words. I wasn’t processing any of it; all I could focus on was the fact that my mom had called him and fabricated lies and he listened like a good little sheep. She took vindictive to a whole new level and I had to wonder why she was trying in vain to sabotage my gymnastics career. She wanted to ruin me for the sake of ruining me. It was the only plausible reason I could come up with and a side of her I hadn’t yet seen. I was her daughter, she was my mother. I didn’t understand her attitude toward me.
A prickling sting deflated my chest and my breathing grew strenuous. I slowed down until I stopped completely. My arms dropped to my sides, and I stood with one foot positioned slightly in front of the other, staring in a blank trance at nothing but feeling everything.
A muffled cry burst from my lips and I threw the rope to the floor. Kova jerked back. Tears filled my eyes and my heart ached, not because I was sad, I was, but more so because I was so irate and filled with resentment that my own mother would purposely set out to hurt me. I hopped down, formed a fist, and dropped it down on the balance beam as hard as I could. I shoved at the side of it trying to push it over, shoving my weight against it, which could never happen. It was too heavy, but it felt good fighting against something.
“God! I hate her! Hate her with a passion!”
“Hey,” Kova said softly, coming up behind me, but I couldn’t stop.
“I can’t stand her! No matter what I do, it’s never enough. I never over ate anything, and I bought new clothes because I lost weight. Because we had stupid parties she forced me to attend. She is such a liar.” I kept my back to Kova so he wouldn’t see the tears in my eyes. “And you played right into it, making me sound like I’m hopeless, like an amateur who still needs years of work, and even that might not be enough. You gave her exactly what she wanted and she fed off that, I know she did. She has it out for me, always has, always will. Nothing I do will be right for her.”
A fat tear slipped from the corner of my eye, and I walked away. I didn’t take more than a few steps when Kova clutched my arm in his hand.
“Stop,” he said gently. “Ria, I told her you still had a way to go because the truth is I am not ready to let you go yet.”
I didn’t know how to respond to that.
“Just give me a few minutes, Kova.” I yanked my arm away and pushed at his chest. “I’ll be right back.”
Kova grabbed my wrist. “Stop. Listen to me.”
I shook my head. “Please, just let me be for a sec and I’ll be fine.”
“Adrianna.”
“Kova! Just leave me alone!” I screamed.
But he didn’t. Kova pulled me to his chest and I immediately fought against him.
“Get it out,” he said. I shoved at him and cried harder, giving him everything I could. I hated that he was doing this to me and appreciated it at the same time. “Fight harder, hit me if you have to, just get it out.” I struggled between crying and shoving, but Kova didn’t let go, and something in me cracked.
My efforts slowed, and I covered my face and let the tears flow. I poured everything out against his chest. Everything I held in over the past year. From my mom and her backhanded compliments, to the rigorous training I demanded of my body, to the illicit affair I had with my coach. I cried over everything, and he let me.
“Shhh… just let it out,” Kova said, rubbing soothing circles on my back. “It is okay.”
When my cries and hiccups subsided, I sniffled and expelled a huge breath. I felt like a burden had been lifted from my shoulders and I could breathe again.
Stepping back, Kova tried to lift my chin, but I kept my gaze cemented to the floor. I was too embarrassed. I didn’t like crying to begin with, and I sure as shit didn’t want to show him my tears. Tears showed weakness, and I wasn’t weak.
He tried to lift my chin again, and when I didn’t budge, he sighed and got down on one knee so he was eye level with me.
“Jerk.” A sad chuckle escaped my lips. “You always find a way to get what you want.”

A competitive athlete for over ten years, Lucia Franco currently resides in sunny South Florida with her husband and two boys. Paranormal romance was her first love, but she has a soft spot in her heart for small-town and reunion romance stories.
When Lucia is not hard at work on her next novel, you can find her relaxing with her toes in the sand at a nearby beach.
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Giving Her My Baby by Alexa Riley Review

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Brooks Renshaw has little time on his hands to deal with problems. But when his mom shows up after a weekend in Vegas married to someone he’s never met, he decides to do some digging. Turns out she’s hitched herself to a con artist with a trail of bad debts and abandoned women along the way. When Brooks finds out his new stepdad has a daughter, he decides to look into her, too. Only when he finds his new stepsister, he’s ready to give her exactly what she wants.

Eleanor works as a live-in baby nurse for new mothers. But her need to have a baby of her own has led her to take matters into her own hands. It’s not the ideal situation, but she can’t wait on Mr. Perfect any longer. But one phone call about a final job may change all her carefully made plans.

Warning: This book is filthy, gooey goodness, with baby-making galore! They might be stepbrother and sister, but hey, who are we to stop love? Turn the lights down low, because we’ve got some claiming to do!

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“I’m an animal ready to give her a litter, and she’s my mate in heat.”

I loved this book!! To me… it seemed way more dirtier with all the rutting and breeding talk! Brooks wanted to meet Ellie once he saw her picture. And of course he followed her and found out she wanted to have a baby.
So once he found out how she was going to get that baby… he did what he had to do to get her into his home! It was pretty much love at first sight. And he couldn’t wait any longer to get what was his!

“This is all happening fast, but it’s real. You’re mine now, and I’m going to put my baby in you.”

He was on board for having a baby. He wanted to give Ellie that too. He wanted her to have everything.

“Hold them open, beautiful. I wanna be a daddy.”

Brooks couldn’t keep his hands off Ellie. They were literally doing ALL the time!

“Beautiful, I can’t keep my fucking hands off you. I want a baby with you and no one else. I didn’t even know I wanted kids until I saw you. Until you gave the idea life in my head.”

And once he succeeded in getting her preggers! Let the dirty daddy talk begin!!

“You’ll have to save some for Daddy. It’s going to be my milk now, too.”

I absolutely loved this one. It had everything in it that I love in an Alexa Riley book. I just can’t wait for rutting and litter making books!!! lol

*ARC provided for an honest review.*

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Alexa Riley is two sassy friends who got together and wrote some dirty books. They are both married moms of two who love football, donuts, and obsessed book heroes.

They specialize in insta-love, over-the-top, sweet, and cheesy love stories that don’t take all year to read. If you want something SAFE, short, and always with a happily ever after, then Alexa Riley is for you!

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COVER REVEAL: Arrogant Devil by R.S. Grey

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Everyone in Cedar Creek, Texas, knows Jack McNight is an arrogant devil. Physically, I get it: he’s tan and fit, with coal-black hair that’s clearly been scorched by hellfire. Oh, and his personality? It burns just as hot.

When I show up on the doorstep of Blue Stone Ranch, I’m run-down and rockin’ my last pair of underwear. I’m hoping for a savior, but instead, I find him.

My opinion of Jack is marred by a dismal first impression, but his opinion of me is tainted even before I arrive. He’s heard I’m a spoiled princess there to take advantage of his goodwill. To him, I’m more trouble than I’m worth.

Our button-pushing banter should get under my skin. His arrogance should be a major turn-off. Problem is, devils are known to offer their own form of temptation.

Every one of his steely glares sends a shiver down my spine.

Every steamy encounter leaves me reeling.

Sure, it could be the Texas heat messing with my head, but there’s no way I’ll survive the summer without silencing him with a kiss and wrestling him out of those Wranglers.

Who knows…going to bed with the devil might just be the salvation I’ve been looking for all along.

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R.S. Grey is the USA Today bestselling author of thirteen novels, including THE FOXE & THE HOUND. She lives in Texas with her husband and two dogs, and can be found reading, binge-watching reality TV, or practicing yoga! Visit her at rsgrey.com

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Leading the Witness by Chantal Fernando RELEASE BLITZ

 

Title: Leading the Witness
Series: The Conflict of Interest Series #4
Author: Chantal Fernando
Publisher: Gallery Books
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 17, 2018
Blurb
New York Times
bestselling author Chantal Fernando “turns up the heat” (RT Book Reviews)
in this steamy standalone novel when a divorce lawyer finds himself stuck
between his client and the woman he desires—and soon he’ll be forced to choose
sides.

Hunter Brayze doesn’t always like his clients but as the divorce attorney for
Bentley & Channing Law, he doesn’t have to. So when he meets his latest
client, even though he can’t stand the guy, let alone understand how any woman
would ever marry him, he is still determined to win his case. But he never
expects taking this client would turn his entire world upside down.

When he comes face to face with his client’s soon-to-be ex, he’s shocked to see
Riley McMahon, owner of his local pub and the woman he’s wanted ever since he
first laid eyes on her. He didn’t even know she was getting a divorce, and now
he’s stuck defending the man who wants to screw Riley out of everything.
Feeling like he’s betraying her, Hunter vows to settle this case as quickly as
he can by any means possible. Because after months of flirting with Riley at
the pub, and now knowing that she’ll soon be free, Hunter is determined to make
her his.

But as the proceedings get messier and secrets are revealed, Hunter’s running
out of tricks to keep both parties happy. And when someone sets Riley’s pub on
fire, he can’t help but suspect his own client. Torn between his professional
code of ethics and his intense connection with Riley, Hunter finds himself at a
crossroads wondering whose interests he’ll ultimately protect.

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I’m so disappointed and heart broken about this book. Since the start of this series Hunter’s book was the one I was most looking forward to. I loved book 1… Book 2 was meh for me and book 3 brought me back into this series.
So once I got this book I jumped right in.
Hunter’s a bit of a bad boy…. Tattoos a beard and a little surprise down under! A bit of a ladies man. I couldn’t wait for his story!

Once I started reading his story I kept waiting and waiting for something. Then we have the little twist. Hunter is representing Riley’s ex. But as I was reading I was still waiting for something to happen.
Nothing… just nothing was going on. I kept waiting for drama from the ex to happen. I kept waiting for something to happen between Hunter and Riley. This book was really slow. Besides a few kisses here and there. Nothing has happened between them at all. Riley wants to take things super slow and Hunter is respecting that.
Ok… I get that. But waiting until 66% into the book for something other than kissing to happen is way too long. And still no sex!! You have to wait until 71% for that!
I would say things start to pick up after that. But still kinda slow.

Overall… this book was really different from all the other books in this series. Book 1 to 3 were pretty much filled with drama. This book feels like it was just floating along with no cares in the world. Lots of denying themselves of being happy. Lots of dancing around each other. I wasn’t feeling it.
I’m glad there wasn’t any members from the Wind Dragons in this book.(I still love them! But just want a fresh start in a new series!) But there was mentioned of places (club/bar) from that series.
This wasn’t a bad read. I’m happy for the way it ended. I was just expecting something different with Hunter’s story. I was hoping there would be a little more drama than what we had. I was happy to read how the other characters were doing from the other books in this series. It was good to see how happy they were.

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New York Times, Amazon & USA Today Bestselling Author Chantal Fernando is thirty-one years old and lives in Western Australia.

Lover of all things romance, Chantal is the author of the best selling books Dragon’s Lair, Maybe This Time and many more.

When not reading, writing or daydreaming she can be found enjoying life with her three sons and family.

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Our relationship was a sin, they said, but how can it be a sin to love so deeply?
She shouldn’t have listened to them.
Shouldn’t have left us behind.
You can’t help whom you love, and without Silvina, I didn’t give a damn.
A mafia prince without a cause is a rebel with nothing to lose.
My brother owned an adult entertainment studio.
He wanted me nowhere near it. Thankfully, his competition did.
I auditioned. Landed a contract.
It’s how I took my sins to a new level, my up-yours to la famiglia.
Until Silvina was kidnapped, and my world was thrown upside down.

About the Author:
I’m a lover of everything beautifully written no matter the genre.
As an author, I pen flawed characters. I seek the flip side where the soul hides, and once there, I want to be pulled out of my comfort zone by stories that take on a life of their own.
I’ve committed paranormal and young adult books. I’ve done contemporary romance verging on erotica, and I’ve dabbled in supernatural mystery. But my heart is anchored in new adult of the true kind: unapologetic young adult that’s all grown up, with conflicts and passions familiar to college-aged readers and people who remember those days like they happened last night.
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