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Title: The Traveling Man (Traveling, #1)

Author: Jane Harvey – Berrick

Release Date: January 27, 2015

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Blurb

I was ordinary. Nice. He was extraordinary. And he wasn’t always nice.

Moody and difficult, brilliant and beautiful, Kes scared me and he protected me. He could be incredibly hurtful and incredibly thoughtful. He wasn’t perfect, but he was perfect for me. He challenged me, he took me out of my safe little box and showed me the world could be magnificent. He was everything I wasn’t.

Aimee Anderson is ten when the traveling carnival first comes to her nice little town. She doesn’t expect her world to change so completely. But meeting Kestrel Donohue puts her life on a different path.

Even though she only sees him for the two weeks of the year when he passes through her home town, his friendship is the most important of her life. As a child’s friendship grows to adult love, the choices become harder, and both Kes and Aimee realize that two weeks a year will never be enough.

Excerpt-
Kes returned a minute later with Brian’s BMX. According to Jen, it had been her ex-husband’s early mid-life crisis gift to himself, but one that he hardly ever used.
Kes adjusted the seat to accommodate his longer legs, then left it resting against a tree. Then he levered off his boots and socks, and whipped off his t-shirt.
Every set of female eyes was focused on him, and I wasn’t the only one who had to reel in my tongue.
The whip-tight body he’d had as a teenager had morphed into something amazing. You could count every muscle of his abdomen, which I did twice, because I lost count the first time. The V-shaped ridge that disappeared into his low slung jeans was advertised by a line of dark hair pointing down from his navel. Then he stretched his arms above his head, making his muscles dance and ripple. When he rotated his hips, I wasn’t the only one having a hot flash.
Obviously these were his warm-up exercises, but honestly it was the closest thing I’d ever come to watching porn.
Jennifer seemed to agree.
“Holy shit!” she whispered. “To think that you’ve slept with that!”
“Believe me,” I hissed out of the corner of my mouth, “he was hot as a teenager, but now…”
I was lost for words, but I think Jen understood because she nodded, following his every movement from behind her sunglasses.
“He moves like a dancer,” she sighed. “It’s a waste having him covered up in leathers all the time when he’s riding his motorcycle.”
I had to agree.
Kes wandered over smiling. He looked happy and relaxed; very different from the tense, angry man I’d met again less than a week ago.
“Ready as I’ll ever be,” he said. “Those kids look like a tough audience.”
I laughed. “Tell me about it. Sometimes third grade is more like crowd control than teaching.”
“I’ll need my assistant for this show,” he reminded me with a wink.
He held out his hand, and I could have sworn that I heard my sister sigh.
Kes strode to the center of her backyard and yelled out, “Who wants to see some magic!”
“Me!” all the kids screamed loudly.
One by one, he invited the kids to come and have coins and toys and carrot sticks appear out of their ears, out of their pockets, even out of their noses, which was really gross but funny to watch their shocked little faces. Then he did the same with the moms: conjuring up cell phones and wristwatches, and in one case a wedding ring. He winked as he passed it back to the astonished woman.
I had no idea that Kes had those skills, such magic in his hands. I wondered what else I didn’t know about him.
He started off juggling with a soccer ball and a football, telling jokes the whole time. I watched for his nod, then tossed him the watering can. Soon he was juggling four mismatched items, and then five, then six. The children’s mouths were open and their eyes bright with amazement. They all laughed when Kes tossed the watering can to me and I dropped it. Yes, let’s all laugh at the clumsy person.
After that, I was officially resigned as Kes’s assistant and the kids all took turns at throwing odd for things to him to juggle. He never missed once, even when their throws were nearer his knees than his chest.
By now, Kes was really sweating in the formidable summer sun. But instead of looking disgusting like anyone else would, it made his smooth skin gleam, and I couldn’t help following the drops of perspiration as they tracked down his broad chest, disappearing into that loose waistband.
Finally, he grabbed hold of Jen’s bicycle and started showing the kids wheelies and various balancing tricks. Of course, it was slower and less sensational than his stunt riding, but I think it connected with the kids better because they all rode bikes themselves. What they couldn’t do was somersault off them like Kes, or do handstands on the seat and over the handlebars. It was like watching an Olympic gymnast perform in your backyard. I had no idea he was so flexible—and my mind went straight to the gutter.
He finished with a flourish, cartwheeling off the bike, which brought a round of applause from the adults and whoops and cheers from the kids.
I hoped that none of them tried to copy him at home, or there would be an epidemic of broken bones in the neighborhood.
Then he flopped down on the grass and let the kids jump all over him. I bet some of the moms would have liked to jump all over him, as well.
“Oh my God!” gasped one mom, her hands fanning her face. “Does he do kids’ parties?”
“Forget that!” said her friend. “I want him for my party!”
I watched him playing with the kids, listening to each of them, making everyone feel special. I realized with a pang, but no sense of shock, that I was in danger of falling for him again—and there was no safety net for love.

 

 

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About the Author

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I lived in London for over 10 years and have a love affair with New York. It’s only since I have moved to the countryside, that the words have really begun to flow.

I live in a small village by the ocean and walk my little dog, Pip, every day. It’s on those beachside walks that I have all my best ideas.

Writing has become a way of life – and one that I love to share.

JANE HARVEY – BERRICK
AUTHOR INTERVIEW – QUESTIONS

1. In 5 words, please describe your ‘Romance Writing Style’
Characters, details, learning to love

2. Do your leading men come from any place in particular? Dreams? Movie stars? Your partner? Past partners?
Real life guys plus a large dollop of imagination.

3. What do you do in your down time?
What’s down time? Um, I write, a lot. I walk my dog on the beach and hope to ogle hot surfers.

4. When you walk into a book store, where do you head first?
Biography.

5. Why did you decide to write romance novels?
I started writing FSOG fanfic. People kept telling me to write my own stories. So I tried it, and fell in love with writing all over again.

6. Who, if anyone, has influenced your writing?
Well, EL James, I guess, because her story unlocked something inside me, making me want to write contemporary romance, too. But for writing style, I admire the way Jane Austen could put across a character’s personality with a few, well chosen phrases. Masterful.

7. What research did you have to perform to back up your story? Any research which really opened your eyes or gave you new respect for a topic or profession?
I read a lot of blogs about people working in carnivals – what life on the road is really like. I also downloaded lists of carnie-speak, but I didn’t use much of that as I would have spent forever explaining it all.

I’m doing a lot of research on stuntmen, too, for the sequel.

8. What is your method for writing a book? A certain amount of hours every day? A certain routine? Are you character/story builder or an outliner or some other method?
The ideas come from different places, so sometimes I have just one scene in mind, and have to work out a plot from that; sometimes the whole story comes to me in one go.

But in terms of writing discipline, I’ll do a minimum of four hours a day, forcing the words out, but if it’s really flowing, I’ll be at the computer from 7am to 10pm with breaks to eat and walk my dog. I can be very single-minded – it drives my husband to distraction.

9. How do you get past writers block or distractions like Facebook?
Nothing distracts me when the writing is flowing. If I feel blocked, I got for a walk with my dog – that helps incredibly.

10. Favorite book from childhood.
I used to love to read Westerns, but one single book? Tricky … ‘The Red Badge of Courage’ had a huge effect on me. I was about 9 when I read it.

11. What’s on your desk? Can you see your desk? Describe what you see when you look around.
I keep it pretty tidy. I have my diary, a dictionary, to-do list, phone, handcream and throat sweets (I’m getting over a cold).

12. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve Googled?
I worry about that. I imagine the CIA keeping tags on me because of my schizophrenic googling, but really it’s all for characters in books – honest! Okay, um, here goes: how to rob a bank, how to make lead look like gold bullion, boys talk in locker rooms, how to get rid of a boner during a sports massage (for guys, obviously)

13. What is your favorite line from any of your books?
“I love you, I have always loved you, and wherever I go after this world, I will always love you. Sempre e per sempre” Sebastian in ‘The Education of Caroline’

14. Do you believe in love at first sight?
Yes.

15. What do you do when you are not writing?
Read, walk, swim, surf.

16. What has been the toughest criticism given to you as an author? What has been the best compliment?
I was told I was a child abuser. Isn’t that horrible? Because in ‘The Education of Sebastian’ the relationship is between a 17 year old who’s nearly 18, and a 30 year old woman. What you don’t get until you read it is that emotionally, it’s the teenaged Sebastian who teaches Caro about love. That comment made me feel ill, then I decided to ignore it.

The best compliment – someone had a quote from my book ‘Lifers’ tattooed on them. That will be with them for the rest of their life. Wow!

And another was that a woman decided to call her son ‘Sebastian’ because she loved the character in my books. That moved me to tears.

17. Is there any particular author or book that influenced you in any way either growing up or as an adult?
Jane Austen. Always. Still does.

18. Is there a certain type of scene that’s harder for you to write than others? Love? Action? Racy?
I work hard to make sure that love scenes don’t sound repetitive, but I don’t find them hard to write. I thought I would, but I don’t!

19. How important are names to you in your books? Do you choose the names based on liking the way it sounds or the meaning?
Really important. I can change them several times before they sound right. Usually not the main characters, it’s usually minor characters.

20. What was the hardest part of writing your book?
Not having enough time to write everything that I want to write.

21. What did you want to be when you grow up?
A journalist, but I found out I preferred making things up!

22. Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?
I like to learn new things when I’m researching a book – that’s part of what makes it interesting for me. I loved reading about life as a carnie, and I read up all the details of how to breathe fire and eat fire – that’s a real science to it, which isn’t very unsurprising!

23. What made you decide to sit down and actually start something?
Well, I started writing fanfiction because I wanted to rewrite FSOG from Jason Taylor’s pov. Ever since then, stories won’t leave me alone. I have a list of 30 or 40 stories that I could start writing tomorrow if I had the time.

24. Which actor/actress would you like to see playing the lead character from your most recent book?
An unknown. I want to be immersed in the story, not the actor playing them.

25. Do you work to an outline or plot or do you prefer just see where an idea takes you?
99% I have the outline nailed down before I start. I often write the ending first.

26. For your own reading, do you prefer ebooks or traditional paper/hard back books?
Ebooks. Love LOVE my Kindle.

27. What book/s are you reading at present?
‘Sempre’ by JM Darhower

28. If you could have been the original author of any book, what would it have been and why?
‘Persuasion’ by Jane Austen, because it’s the perfect story of love second time around. But she never got to polish the way she usually did because she became ill and died before she was truly happy with it. All the more reason to treasure it.

29. What advice would you give to your younger self?
Relax, it’ll happen. And that hot surfer guy who flirted with you and told you about building his dream home, don’t let him leave without your phone number!

30. How do you think you’ve evolved creatively?
I’m still evolving. I don’t ever want to stop learning.

 

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The Traveling Man (Traveling #1) by Jane Harvey-Berrick Review

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The Traveling Man (Traveling #1)

by Jane Harvey-Berrick

 

Stars: 3.5

 

Reviewed by:

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Synopsis:

I was ordinary. Nice. He was extraordinary. And he wasn’t always nice.

 

Moody and difficult, brilliant and beautiful, Kes scared me and he protected me. He could be incredibly hurtful and incredibly thoughtful. He wasn’t perfect, but he was perfect for me. He challenged me, he took me out of my safe little box and showed me the world could be magnificent. He was everything I wasn’t.

 

Aimee Anderson is ten when the traveling carnival first comes to her nice little town. She doesn’t expect her world to change so completely. But meeting Kestrel Donohue puts her life on a different path.

 

Even though she only sees him for the two weeks of the year when he passes through her home town, his friendship is the most important of her life. As a child’s friendship grows to adult love, the choices become harder, and both Kes and Aimee realize that two weeks a year will never be enough.

 

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I’m just going to dive right into my review.

 

I’m not going to lie… This book is very hard to review. I liked some things in this book and there was a lot of things I just didn’t care for.

I got sucked into this book easily. I was into it… But what kept me from fully loving it was all the inconsistencies of the timeframe in this book.

 

I needed to know when this book takes place…It doesn’t say what year…

The way this book is written in the beginning… Makes me think they were in the 50-60’s. Maybe a little bit earlier.

But… the cars and trailers throw that idea out the window.

The way she writes about the towns and all. Doesn’t sound like they are in the present time.

And… how they go to a diner for milkshakes… It all seem so dated…

It feels like I’m reading about two different eras… Which was kind of confusing to me.

 

But then flash forward a couple of years and Aimee is taking about email’s. But at the same time too… She sending out post cards to communicate.

This does not make sense at all. Especially nowadays of days where kids are technology savvy.

Then… Kas talks about cell phones.

Ughhhh…

They had phones. Why didn’t they ever call each other…

I’m sorry…

This time line and timeframe doesn’t add up.

 

Ok… so looking past all that.

 

I would expect kids back then… Not to go to school… When time was different (30’s,40’s,50’s…).

But…in this day in age….

Everyone has to go to school. Even child performers.

They get homeschooled.

So… How did they manage to not get in trouble?

They met when they were ten. That definitely does not make sense. Especially if they were trying to keep up on codes for their little carnival. Kids need work permits. That would have put him on the radar for school. And… I find it hard to believe that no one would help Kas with his learning problems.

 

All that… Just kept running in my head as I was reading this book.

 

Even with all that…I was still fully engrossed in this book. I just couldn’t stop reading it. I was hooked.

 

The friendship between Kas and Aimee was really sweet. Young kids just getting to know each other.

Then, turning into something more.

I loved their early years.

 

Oh man… But, their teenage years…. I wasn’t feeling it at all.

Kas was a Jerk. He really made it hard for me to like him. He was so mean one minute then nice the other. His attitudes were giving me whiplash!

He was so insensitive… He never apologized and he was always lashing out.

His temper tantrum were getting old.

I hated how Aimee just gave in all the time. Yes, she voiced her opinion and she got upset with him…

But…she never followed through. Because, they only had two weeks with each other. She just never felt it was worth it.

 

Then…. Things happen. From both side. Things they couldn’t control. I felt for them.

 

This is the part I wish we would have gotten Kas’s POV.

 

Because…. 8 years past… 8 years!

I would have loved to known why he made some of the decisions he made. We get some of it. But, I wanted more from him.

 

Sorcha….

Her whole character just left a bad taste in my mouth.

I’m having a hard time seeing past it all. Knowing the roll she played in Kas’s life. I don’t think I could forgive that.

I felt her presence throughout the second half of this book. How can you get past it all.

 

Kas… Didn’t really change at all. He acted the same! But worse!

I would expect temper tantrums from a five year old….not a 25-year-old. He needed to grow up a bit! And think of other people other then himself. Which he did to a certain extent.

He was just a hard man to love. He was really set in his ways.

 

Aimee…. I always felt… even when she was little. She was always the one doing the chasing….

Helping Kas out. Doing things for him. While he acted like a big jerk and lashed out on her…. and say mean things.

Then he would flip a switch and be nice to her. It was just getting old. His hot and cold attitude towards her.

I felt he truly cared for her…he just didn’t know how to show it.

I felt Aimee needed to not give in so much. I felt Kas walk all over her. He never really expressed himself with words and she needed that. I also felt like he needed to do the chasing for once.

 

But… Even with all that going on.

Strangely enough even with all the inconsistencies and problems.

I totally devoured this book! I could not put it down.

There is just something about Kas and Aimee that I just can’t let go.

It’s been a couple of days…. And I’m still thinking about this book!

 

I can’t wait for the second book to come out…. Because it leaves off in a cliffhanger!! (Which I hate! I need to know now…lol)

But…I need to know how the story ends. So I will wait until early Spring (that’s when the second book is supposed to come out) to find out how Kas and Aimee story ends.

 

I would love to see Kas a lot different in book 2 and I would like Aimee not to give in so much. And make a decision about how she really wants to live her life.

 

 

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About this author

I lived in London for over 10 years and have a love affair with New York. It’s only since I have moved to the countryside, that the words have really begun to flow.

I live in a small village by the ocean and walk my little dog, Pip, every day. It’s on those beachside walks that I have all my best ideas.

Writing has become a way of life – and one that I love to share.

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Blame It On The Snow by Eva Lilly Release Blitz

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Blurb

When the snowstorm of the decade grinds Atlanta to a halt, it traps three young women in situations that could lead to heartbreak instead of frostbite.

Katherine Sutton must choose between freezing by the side of the road and taking shelter in a former lover’s home. When she sees the changes Charlie McAndrew has made to his life, she wonders what woman could have gotten this perpetual Peter Pan to finally grow up.

Emma Lawrence, attorney-at-law, is snowed in at work with only her hunky paralegal for company. She’s spent many billable hours lusting after Jonas King, even though office policy and a secret past keep her from acting on her atop-the-desk fantasies. When Emma finally lets her heart overrule her head, she finds herself with more than water cooler gossip to worry about.

Rhyan Kilpatrick reluctantly offers shelter to her best-friend’s younger brother, the A-list celebrity Ethan Sutton. The last thing she wants is to be snowed in with the well-known party boy, even if he is panty-melting hot. But when Rhyan sees beneath the superficial role he plays to the hilt, she wishes for more than one snowy night together.

Is it love that pushes these three women to take risks? Or can they blame it on the snow?

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“Anyone special waiting for you at home?” Charlie asked, stirring his soup.

I wish. Katherine couldn’t let him know she hadn’t had a date in months when he’d obviously moved on to the future mother of his children. “Barney’s been living with me for a few months.”

He closed his eyes, a pained look washing over his face. After a moment he reached for his glass, taking a long sip. “What does he do for a living?” he asked through clenched teeth. What did he have to be jealous about? He was dating Susie-effing-homemaker. But between his jaw ticking and death grip he had on his spoon, he was sucking all the fun out of her make-believe boyfriend. “He mostly licks his butt all day, when he’s not eating my socks or drinking out of the toilet.”

 

 

 

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About The Author

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For Eva, there is no better day than one spent with her laptop writing love stories with a naughty twist. She lives in Atlanta with her very supportive family.

 

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THROB by Vi Keeland Blog Tour

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Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23155597-throb?ac=1

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Blurb:

The rules:

No dating.
No sex outside of the game.
No disclosing the terms of the contract.

Rules were made to be broken, right?

Eight weeks ago I signed a contract. One that seemed like a good idea at the time. A handsome bachelor, luxury accommodations, and a chance to win a prize my family desperately needed. There were some rules though. Lots of them actually. Follow the script, no dating, sex, or disclosing the terms of the deal. After my self-imposed moratorium on men the last year, it wouldn’t be hard to live up to my end of the bargain…so I thought. Until I realized the deal I’d made was with the devil…and I was in love with his dirty-talking brother.

Melanie’s 5-THROBBING Stars Review:

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This book. Oh my God, this BOOK!!! To say I was enraptured at every beat of this book is the understatement of the year. I was caught up and I was THROBBING during every single moment. The throb felt around Melanie’s world as I like to refer to it; I felt it in every part of my body. When I signed up for this blog tour, I have to be honest and say that I was expecting a good book but I was floored by just how incredibly good the entire thing was.

What Vi Keeland did with Throb went beyond any of my expectations and here I am left with a painful book hangover. I want more even after she wholly satisfied my greedy appetite. I loved that this book was unlike so many I have read lately. The dynamic plot and its superb cast of characters a deadly combination. I literally, not for one second, put this book down. I read on my Kindle, on my iPhone Kindle app as soon as I woke up, during my lunch hour, sneaking it into my work day, and before I went to bed at night—deftly motivated to feed my unrelenting hunger for more Kate and Cooper and heck, even more Flynn.

Kate’s a strong heroine and that is numero uno importante for me. I loved how determined she was and how that determination was all driven by her love for her family. Never did she make herself out to be a victim, but always a survivor; that was incredible to read and Vi Keeland did a sensational job allowing her reader’s like me, feel it through the pages of this book. She exuded the perfect girl next door persona but amplified it a thousand times over with her quick wit, her sweet disposition and her natural sensuality. I fell quickly in love with her character and it never quite let up.

And what good book would be without a domineering, hot as the flames of an inferno, sweet as maple syrup male lead?! Vi Keeland gives that to us in the chiseled form that is Cooper Montgomery. Ladies, holy macaroni, you have to believe me when I say that this guy is going to be sitting atop your, what I’m sure to be an already massive list of book boyfriends. He is top notch and he turned me into a giddy 17 year old ready to pounce him. If I had a notebook in front of me, I would be doodling Mrs. Cooper Montgomery, Melanie Montgomery, Mrs. M all over the pages of that college rule, spiral notebook. He is a beautiful enigma—a powerful, take charge man who at the same time is very selfless and always takes into account pleasing Kate, always Kate. A mouth that can speak dirty, naughty things to make you clench your thighs and that same mouth who speaks of sweet nothings to make your eyes soften and your heart full. Cooper Montgomery is a mighty one to be reckoned with and you won’t stand a chance but to also be entranced in his spellbinding charisma.

The connection between Cooper and Kate is instantaneous and it is a story to behold. I was entertained the entire time and embarrassingly became quite obsessed with these two. The chemistry between them blatantly strong; an undeniable match made in heaven. The hottie tottie scenes will melt your unmentionables to a pulp. A blazing fire no amount of water from the Pacific and Atlantic Ocean could quell. They had the perfect push and pull relationship, not one taking more than the other. I was left bereft as soon as that 100% appeared on the bottom of my Kindle because I was in complete denial that I would be without these two all-consuming set of characters all too soon.

Throb was a in one word, IMPECCABLE. The premise of the story was creatively done right, so many times in the book you have to give so much credit to the author because she really made you stop and think; the traitorous part of me second guessed what was already so evident of the nature of Cooper and Kate’s relationship by bringing into the mix Flynn’s adorable and genuine character. Ugh, I can’t even think about the blasphemy brought onto the forefront of my head during a couple of scenes between Flynn and Kate. This was how crazy the author made me for this book!!! So I urge you, do you hear me? URGE you to pick up Throb TODAY! TODAY! You will fall madly, deeply, hungrily in BOOK LOVE over this. It is worth every penny. The writing incredible, the plot done right, the characters and the dialogue between them will make every single part of you throb in the most satisfying way.

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Excerpt:

Every girl needs three things

  1.  A flutter in her belly when she meets him for the first time.

Meet Cooper

My lips brush the top of her hand lightly, my tongue sneaking out to fleetingly touch her skin.  The brief contact stirs an ache inside me.  This woman tugs at something—more than arousal—something that makes me want to slow down time just to spend a few more minutes standing here.

“Did you just…” she stammers a bit.

“Did I just what?”

She squints at me.  “You know.”

“Do I?”

“I felt your tongue on my hand.  You…you licked me.”

I’d been dying to run my tongue along her neck all evening, although I hadn’t really meant to be so crude about it.  It just sort of …happened.  “I wouldn’t say licked, maybe just a little taste.”

“So you tasted me?”

My entire body suddenly has interest in this conversation.  “I suppose I did.  But it wasn’t nearly enough.  That brings us back to my invitation for dinner.  Tomorrow night?”

“I can’t.”

“The day after then?”

She laughs and shakes her head.  The sound makes me smile.

“Good night, Cooper.”  She pulls the driver’s side door shut and leaves me standing there…for a full five minutes after she’s gone.

  1.  A best friend to talk about him to.

Meet Sadie

“And?”

“And I kissed him when we were in his office.”

“How was his office?”

“Really?  That’s what you want to know.  Not how was the kiss or aren’t you in breach of your contract?  How was his office?”

“You can tell a lot about a man by his office.”

I gulp another unladylike sip from my wine glass.  “His office was beautiful.  Sleek, overlooking the city.  It oozed power.”

“Nice.  Bet he fucks like he owns you.”

The thought of what he’s like in bed is enough to make me lose my train of thought.

“Go on,” Sadie prods.

I don’t continue immediately.

“You forgot what you were up to because you were thinking of him fucking you like he owns you, didn’t you?”  My best friend smirks knowingly.

“Shut up.”  I pause.  “Anyway, I don’t know what I’m going to do.”

“Well, him.  Obviously.”

“I wish it were that easy.”

  1.  A gentleman that turns into a bossy dirty talker in the bedroom.

Cooper – behind closed doors.

“You haven’t even begun to see bossy yet.  Tonight I’m going to tell you to do things, and you’re going to do them.  When I tell you to open wider, or take my cock deeper, you’re going to listen.  You know why?  Because since the moment we met, all I’ve wanted to do is make you feel good.  Hell, I don’t even need to get off physically.  Because I’m going to get off watching you every minute.  So, yeah, I’m going to be bossy.  Now let’s put the rest of this behind us.  Do you want to be with me tonight?”

After that prelude, I nod my head fast.  I’m no fool.  Who wouldn’t?

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Vi Keeland is a native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn’t change for the world. She is a bookworm and has been known to read her kindle at stop lights, while styling her hair, cleaning, walking, during sporting events, and frequently while pretending to work.  She is a boring attorney by day, and an exciting smut author by night!

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Title: Hourglass Cubed

Authors: K.S. Smith & Megan C. Smith

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Blue Tulip Publishing

Synopsis: 
 
Love him, or loathe him — there is no denying that Lucas Wellington is eye candy at its finest.

 

 


Lucas Wellington has tried relationships, tried so hard he dated two girls at one time and paid the cost dearly when they caught him red-handed. Now Luke is back to his bachelor ways and enjoying all it has to offer, that is, until he literally gets ran over by one woman who won’t give him the time of day. Determined to get this new challenge beneath him in bed, Luke pulls out all the stops until he is successful. But when Luke realizes that Julianna’s hold on him is just as strong he panics.

 

 
Julianna Grimaldi is the physical therapist for the Denver Broncos and has heard all about the one and only Luke Wellington. Having witnessed his destruction first hand, she is immune to all of his charm and charisma, or at least that’s what she thinks. Trying with all her might to spare her heart she resists Luke at every turn, but eventually he tears down her walls and makes her see that there may be more to the Denver Playboy than meets the eye. 

 

 
The question remains though, will Luke fall back on old habits and break Julianna’s heart or will he finally meet his match and find love.
 
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K.S. Smith is an aspiring new contemporary romance author. When she is not writing you will most likely find her tanning on the beautiful Florida beaches, spending time with her family and friends or dedicating her time to the military through her favorite non-profit organization.

K.S. Smith was born and raised in Tampa, FL and continues to build her life there in her new home with her boyfriend of ten years who will hopefully one day put all book boyfriends to shame with an out of this world proposal.

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Megan Smith was born and raised in beautiful Tampa, Florida where she spent her days falling in love with fictional characters from a very young age.

After marrying her best friend she relocated to North Carolina to support her husband’s career as a U.S. Marine. During her time in North Carolina Megan was blessed with 3 beautiful children who have kept her constantly busy chasing after them and enjoying the daily routine of motherhood.

Most recently Megan and her family have relocated to St. Petersburg, Florida where she has spent the past few months achieving her lifelong dream of publishing her very first novel; as well as continuing to submerge herself in some of her favorite books while appreciating a glass of wine and her favorite, salted pretzel Milanos. 

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Perfect Imperfections by Cardeno C. Review

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Perfect Imperfections

Stars: 4.5
Reviewed by:
Michelle
Synopsis:
Hollywood royalty Jeremy Jameson has lived a sheltered life with music as his sole focus and only friend. Before embarking on yet another international concert tour, he wanders into a bar in what he considers the middle of nowhere and meets a man who wins him over with his friendly smile and easy-going nature. Accountant slash bartender slash adventure-seeker Reg Moore has fun talking and drinking with The Jeremy Jameson and can’t say no when the supposedly straight rock star makes him a once in a lifetime offer: keep him company on his tour by playing the part of his boyfriend.Listening to music, traveling the world, and jumping off cliffs is fun. Falling in love is even better. But to stay with Jeremy after the stage lights dim, Reg will need to help him realize there’s nothing pretend about their relationship.

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This is the second book that I read by this author. And I must say…  I’m really loving this authors books!!! I couldn’t stop reading this book!! Reg and Jeremy story was truly a friends to lovers story. And I just lovers stories like that!
Jeremy is the ultimate rock star. Coming from a family that has been in the entertainment industry. Jeremy was already a star right from the  beginning.
Jeremy has the life.. Has the money and has everything he could ever want. But he always felt like something was missing. He had this wall around him. Nobody really saw the “real” Jeremy.
When Jeremy went to a little hole in the wall bar in AZ. He never thought in a million years he would hit it off with the bartender. Letting his guard down from the first time. Jeremy finally let someone really see the real Jeremy.
Reg…. Went to work like every other day. Not thinking that the quite guy that just walked in the bar was going to change his life forever.
I just loved how Reg treated Jeremy right from the start. He was just so easy going. He knew what to do when it came to Jeremy and his problems. He calmed him down. I loved how they interacted with each other. And I’m glad there was no over the top drama in this book. I LOVED the way they explored each other bodies!
Overall… I just loved this book. There was however one little thing that did bug me…
And it’s little… I just wish Jeremy wasn’t so feminine. He came across like that to me. I wanted him to be a little manlier… Since he was a rock star in all.
But… Other than that…
I would totally recommend this to anybody!!
*ARC Provided by author for an honest review*
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Cardeno C. – CC to friends – is a hopeless romantic who wants to add a lot of happiness and a few “awwws” into a reader’s day. Writing is a nice break from real life as a corporate type and volunteer work with gay rights organizations. Cardeno’s stories range from sweet to intense, contemporary to paranormal, long to short, but they always include strong relationships and walks into the happily-ever-after sunset.

Heartwarming Stories. Strong Relationships. Forever Love.

Website: www.cardenoc.com

Blog: (Shared Blog) http://caferisque.blogspot.com/

Twitter: @CardenoC

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The Half of Us (Family #4) by Cardeno C. Review

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The Half of Us (Family #4)

Stars: 4
Reviewed by:
Michelle
Synopsis:
Short-tempered, arrogant heart surgeon Jason Garcia grew up wanting a close-knit family, but believes he ruined those dreams when he broke up his marriage. The benefit of divorce is having as much random sex as he wants, and it’s a benefit Jason is exploiting when he meets a sweet, shy man at a bar and convinces him to go home for a no-strings-attached night of fun.Eight years living in Las Vegas hasn’t dimmed Abe Green’s optimism, earnestness, or desire to find the one. When a sexy man with lonely eyes propositions him, Abe decides to give himself a birthday present—one night of spontaneous fun with no thoughts of the future. But one night turns into two and then three, and Abe realizes his heart is involved.

For the first time, Abe feels safe enough with someone he respects and adores to let go of his inhibitions in the bedroom. If Jason can get past his own inhibitions and open his heart and his life to Abe, he might finally find the family he craves.

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This book was an ok read for me. I have not read the previous books in this series… This was the 1st book I’ve read from it… and not once did I feel lost in anyway. I truly felt connected with all the characters in this book.
I liked Abe’s character. I thought maybe he was a little too passive with certain things that went on in this book. He was a doormat… When it came to Jason’s tantrums. But I felt he could have done a little better with telling Jason how he really felt. He kept a lot of things bottled up.
I mean… They went months seeing each other. & Abe didn’t even know where he lived! He was never invited to Jason’s house! And not once did Abe feel the need to say anything. He didn’t want to rock the boat when it came to Jason. Sex was differently 1st in their relationship. Which I think it’s good…to a certain point! You need to talk about things and not let it go..or cover it up with sex.
I wasn’t feeling Jason at all. He had this messed up attitude. It was always his way or no way. I just couldn’t get into.
Yes… He was simi ok… But only after he has his tantrum. And all problems were usually solved with sex…
Jason is grown man… With a powerful job! He should not be acting like that.
But… Abe balanced Jason. They had a good relationship for the most part. The sex was pretty hot! And I loved the dirty talk!! And I loved Jason’s relationship with his ex-wife.
Overall… I liked this story but… I didn’t love it.
But…I do want to read the other books in this series.
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About this author


Cardeno C. – CC to friends – is a hopeless romantic who wants to add a lot of happiness and a few “awwws” into a reader’s day. Writing is a nice break from real life as a corporate type and volunteer work with gay rights organizations. Cardeno’s stories range from sweet to intense, contemporary to paranormal, long to short, but they always include strong relationships and walks into the happily-ever-after sunset.

Heartwarming Stories. Strong Relationships. Forever Love.

Website: www.cardenoc.com

Blog: (Shared Blog) http://caferisque.blogspot.com/

Twitter: @CardenoC

FB Profile: http://www.facebook.com/CardenoC

FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Carde…

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