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Blog Tour + My Book Review THE GIRL AND HER REN by Pepper Winters

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The Girl and Her Ren by Pepper Winters
The Ribbon Duet Book 2
Publication Date: June 5th, 2018
Genre: Coming of Age Romance

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“What do you do when you write down all your secrets? No…that’s not enough. What do you do when you write down all your secrets and the one person who should never read them does?

I’ll tell you what you do.

You hope.”

REN

Ren didn’t know the meaning of love until he took Della for his own.

To begin with he hated her, but as the months bled into years, he learned the opposite of hate, dedicating his life to giving her everything.

Every sacrifice, every gift, he gave wholeheartedly.

But then love turned to lust and ruined everything.

DELLA

I was stupid to write my secrets down, but I’d been stupid before so it was nothing new.

I couldn’t blame him, hate him, fix him.

I tried to move on without him.

But no matter what I did, I couldn’t seem to delete the secrets I’d written.

Until something happened.

Until he came back and read my stupid secrets.

And nothing was the same after that.

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Excerpt:

The fallen papers crunched beneath my boot as I shifted my weight, leaning into her, seeking an answer. “Why didn’t you tell me?”

She flinched, her eyes closing beneath an avalanche of pain.

This hurt.

Everything hurt.

“Della…please.” My calloused thumbs caressed her silky-soft skin, catching on her young perfection with my older imperfection.

Ten years separated us.

Ten years was an eternity when she was a babe and I was a boy, but now…it no longer held such power. I refused to let it because I didn’t know what I’d do if I couldn’t touch her the way I was touching her now.

She laughed quietly, full of torture and tragedy. “I did tell you. In a roundabout way.”

“You didn’t.”

“But I did.” She dared meet my eyes. “I never understood how I could touch you, hug you, kiss you, and you never knew. I didn’t know how I could hide my jealousy when you were with Cassie or later with your one-night stands. I lay awake at night analysing every sentence I said to you, amazed that you never heard what I’d been shouting for longer than I could remember.”

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About the Author:

Pepper Winters is a multiple New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today International Bestseller.

After chasing her dreams to become a full-time writer, Pepper has earned recognition with awards for best Dark Romance, best BDSM Series, and best Hero. She’s an multiple #1 iBooks bestseller, along with #1 in Erotic Romance, Romantic Suspense, Contemporary, and Erotica Thriller. With 19 books currently published, she has hit the bestseller charts twenty-six times in three years.

Pepper is a Hybrid Author of both Traditional and Self-published work. Her Pure Corruption Series was released by Grand Central, Hachette.

Her books have garnered foreign interest and are currently being translated into numerous languages, including already released titles in Italian and Turkish. Audio Books for her entire back-list will be available in 2017.

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My Book Review

An epic love story that I could not put down! It made me completely ugly cry at the end but the ending made their love story that much deeper and that much more poetic! If you are a major fan of Nicholas Spark’s The Notebook and enjoy a wild, unequivocal tale that you have never read before then PICK UP THIS BOOK! I still cannot believe the elements of this plot and where the author took me in this love story, it was shocking, but at the same time such a unique story that makes it in my TOP READS of 2018!

 

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My TOP READS of 2017

Check out my TOP READS for 2017!!!

As a Blogger, I try to read as many unique books that would cater to my followers. You all know that Romance Novels are my jam and at times I deviate a little bit to give structure and a nice break in other reading genres. But, I just love my romance stories and will never quit them! So onto my list – it is so hard to limit my books but I can’t leave you with a Top Reads List of 17 books. Well I guess I could, but I feel like it should be like Instagram Top 9 pics of the year where I pick my Top 9 Reads of the Year. If you want to access my FULL TOP READS LIST check out my Goodreads account.

My criteria for being in my TOP READS is that reflecting back on the list, I should be able to recall the plot and some characters names (sorry I read A LOT and I tend to forget characters names and story details…). If a book consumed me like I tend to find myself thinking about this book after the fact (certain things remind me a character/part of the story). And my major thing is that when I read the book I HAD to DEVOUR it, because why else would I include it in that list?

Sidenote: None of these authors have paid and/or influenced my views of being added to this list. I have selected these authors’ books as I truly, truly, truly LOVED these books! 

 

Okay now that is out of the way. Are you ready for my list????

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Lisa Suzanne’s A LITTLE LIKE DESTINY series just consumed me. This entire series is included in my TOP READS because when I read these books I devoured them. Straight up read them cover to cover barely taking a break, but only to have a shot of tequila and remind myself to breathe! If you love a love triangle story READ THIS SERIES!

 

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Kennedy Ryan’s GRIP series is another series that just took over my life! There is so much to say about these three books in the series, but I don’t even know where to begin. It is about a mismatched couple with so many differences from each other, but you just HAVE TO READ it. I read these three books back to back. The final book, STILL, is broken up into 2 parts. The first part I absolutely fell in love more with the couple than I ever thought that I could. The second part, had me crying so hard (probably the most ever from a book) that I most likely will ever be able to read again. BUT I will devour this series and Part 1 of STILL and just skip over Part 2 to the Epilogue.

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Charleigh Rose’s MISBEHAVED is definitely a book NOT to miscalculate and forget to read it. I felt at times it had a bit of Colleen Hoover’s TOO LATE vibes in this story. So if you have read that book I HIGHLY RECOMMEND you read MISBEHAVED. It has that wrong side of the tracks/student-teacher forbidden romance.

 

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Rachel Van Dyken’s FRATERNIZE is just AMAZING! I had read a few of her other books this year and was not that impressed, BUT when I read FRATERNIZE I could not put it down and did I mention its about Football?!?!? If you have followed me for awhile then you know that I am all about the FOOTBALL ROMANCES! This is another love triangle – no cheating – that gives you a surprise. I can’t wait to have a reread getting to experience the book in an entirely different way knowing how it ends. And there is a sequel for the characters with INFRACTION debuting January 9th!

 

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Laurelin Paige’s DIRTY FILTHY RICH MEN is dark, steamy, and H-O-T! If you like a total Asshole, Dark, and Twisted Guy (Sign me up, ha!) then you will fall so hard for Donovan Kincaid! Donovan, Donovan, Donovan I don’t know what it is about you that makes me swoon so hard for you that wouldn’t even look twice at me hehe!!!

 

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Have you been introduced to LJ Shen’s Hot Holes yet? If that’s a No, then you need to stop what you are doing and go meet my fave Hot Hole VICIOUS – STAT! Here is another asshole hotness that I just fell for – maybe I really do need therapy – and could not get enough of. Shen currently has four published books in her Sinners of Saint series but my heart will always be with #1 VICIOUS!

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The craziest, craziest book series that I read this year goes to The NEW CAMELOT TRILOGY by Sierra Simone! This book series just took me for a wild ride. It was a total mind fuck! I mean I don’t even know how to accurately explain this book series to you. If you love a good political, MFM, light BDSM/Dominant, and a twist on the Camelot tale you will fall in love with Sierra Simone’s writing! This book makes you feel smarter reading it too, hehe.

 

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Lisa Suzanne gets another spot on my TOP READS List with STALEMATE. This book has everything for a perfect romance novel! The main characters: Emme & Axel have been dating for awhile and moving towards that next step of marriage. But Emme isn’t interested so they are at a STALEMATE in their relationship. I can’t pinpoint as to why I just fell in love with this story, but Lisa’s writing with this love story is just PERFECTION! I even changed my phone timer to the chickens because it reminded of this love story.

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My final book to round out my Top 9 Reads for 2017 goes to THE MAP THAT LEADS TO YOU by J.P. Monninger. First off, I am usually not a fan of insta-love, but in this book it works perfectly!!! The crossing of lives between Heather & Jack on a train ride to Amsterdam changes their life course indefinitely along with their current travel plans. The hilarious, intelligent banter between Heather and Jack just has you falling in love with them from their first conversation.

If you have always dreamed of backpacking through Europe with your girlfriends or have experienced it then this is the book for you!

 

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Hope that you enjoy my list and please tell me if you enjoyed any of these books and/or what I should read that you loved in 2018! And if you read any of my book recommendations please DM, comment below, or on my Instagram what you thought of my recs!

 

Hope that have a good ending to 2017 and an

even better beginning to 2018! 

 

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Blog Tour BEHIND THE BARS by Brittainy C. Cherry

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Behind the Bars, the first beautiful and emotional standalone in the all-new Music Street Series from Brittainy C. Cherry is available NOW!

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When I first met Jasmine Greene, she came in as raindrops.

I was the awkward musician, and she was the high school queen.

The only things we had in common were our music and our loneliness.

Something in her eyes told me her smile wasn’t always the truth.

Something in her voice gave me a hope I always wished to find.

And in a flash, she was gone.

Years later, she was standing in front of me on a street in New Orleans.

She was different, but so was I. Life made us colder. Harder. Isolated.

Caged.

Even though we were different, the broken pieces of me recognized the sadness in her.

Now she was back, and I wouldn’t make the mistake of letting her go again.

When I first met Jasmine Greene, she came in as raindrops.

When we met again, she was the darkest storm.

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By the way, what happened to Todd’s nose?” I asked.

“I broke it,” Elliott said matter-of-factly.

“What? How? Why?”

He shrugged before turning to look out the window. “He called you a bad name.”

“What was it?”

“It doesn’t matter.”

“Eli,” I started.

He turned my way and locked his hazel eyes with my browns. “Jazz…” He shook his head. “It wasn’t true.”

I swallowed hard, a big part of me certain Todd’s words held some form of truth.

Elliott saw it in me—my fear. He kept shaking his head and whispered, “I don’t feel sorry for you. Sometimes you look at me like you think I feel sorry for you, and I want you to know I don’t. I think you’re perfect the way you are.”

I quietly laughed at him repeating the words I’d told him earlier. A few tears rolled down my cheeks. “I’m a little messed up.”

“I know.” He nodded. “That’s why I like you.”

He went back to staring out the window, and I kept staring at him.

And there it was.

So small, so tiny, so real.

Love.

It wasn’t love, but it was the beginning of it.

I knew I was young, and I knew it was stupid, but in that moment, I began to fall in love with the quiet boy who quietly cared for me. The boy who was scared and still strong. The boy who stood up for me when he was surrounded by reasons not to do such a thing. I hadn’t known much about love. I hadn’t known how it looked, felt, or tasted. I hadn’t known how it moved, how it flowed, but I knew my heart was tight and currently skipping a few beats. I understood the goose bumps covering my arms. I knew this stuttering boy who was sometimes so scared was someone worth loving. He was worth being the first one I gave my heart to.

I knew Elliott Adams was love.

And I was falling into him so fast.
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About the Author:

Hi! I’m Brittainy! Join me as we travel through my mind as a Romance Author. This includes such things as my random thoughts, tricks, tips, things I’m learning, things I’m re-learning, things I’m forgetting, and my weird ways of crafting stories.

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My Book Review

“What’s your truth?”

Brittainy C. Cherry does it again! She masters giving us these broken characters that you fall in love with them and all their struggles. I find myself holding my breath unsure where the story will take me next. I highlighted a line or two on practically every page. Her words are so beautifully written and have so many great lessons tied into them. Behind the Bars is so, so, so, so good I was so excited she was starting a new series and was wondering how she was going to match or even top the Elements Series. This book is just beautiful and warning it will leave you craving New Orleans’ culture and music scene after devouring this book! You will be devouring it, because it is very hard to put down as are the rest of the books that she has published! Go read this book its worth all the emotions and feels that you get from this story. Even the secondary characters you fall in love with them – I mean Ray ahh he definitely deserves – ‘Dad of the Century Award’!

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Fast Five Friday – 5 MUST READ BOOK SERIES

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Happy Friday Book Friends! In case you are finding yourself with lots of free time over the Thanksgiving holiday here are 5 of my Top Read Book Series this year. I promise you if you follow any of my book recommendations you will absolutely DEVOUR these books! I put the books in alphabetical order by Author because I can’t choose amongst the Top 5.

 

 

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REWRITE by Stephanie Rose is HERE!

Title: Rewrite

Author: Stephanie Rose

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: October 19, 2017

 





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Once upon a
time, a girl loved a boy and he loved her back. They lived happily ever after.
But our
story was never that simple.
I loved
Josh with all I had, right until the day he left. Now, all these years later,
he was back—and wanting me the way I’d always longed for him. Except now, I
belonged to someone else. Someone who never left me the way Josh had. I figured
that was the end of our story. I couldn’t alter the past.
I didn’t
want to rewrite my future.
Brianna was
always more than my best friend. She was the shining light in my black hole of
an existence, and I loved her with every cell and bone in my body. I wasn’t
good enough for her, though—more the villain than the hero in our fairy tale.
When I had to leave, I vowed to come back a better man—for her. But when I
finally did return, she wasn’t waiting for me anymore. She had someone new, her
very own Prince Charming. Did that mean our story was over? I couldn’t change
our past.
It was time
to rewrite our ending.
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“This place
is amazing, Josh.”
My chest
swelled with pride as Brianna’s widened eyes darted around the shop. Maybe it
wasn’t really my place, but Uncle
Billy trusted me enough to run it on my own. I hired the employees, handled the
books, and met with customers. He depended on me instead of waiting for me to
fuck up. The local troublemaker came back and made good, but that wasn’t such
an easy sell for everyone. Good thing I didn’t give a shit about everyone. The
only opinion that ever mattered stood in front of me, beaming with pride.
My mouth
split in a wide grin. “Thanks. It’s getting there. Hoping things pick up a
little after the holidays. No one wants a new bike when there’s an inch of ice
on the ground.” I laughed until Brianna’s face fell.
“Can I ask
you something?” She slid into the chair in my office as her lips pursed.
“Of
course.” I leaned my hip against the edge of my desk and crossed my arms.
“What’s up, Cupcake?”
“Did . . .
did you really have a new client in Manhattan last week, when you drove me to
work?”
I took in a
deep breath and exhaled slowly. “Why would you ask that?”
“Scott and I—”
She shook her head and waved her hand. “It’s nothing. Don’t mind me.”
“No.” I
nudged her ankle with my foot. “Let me guess. Scott isn’t too happy about me
hanging around so much.” I raised an eyebrow.
Brianna
reluctantly nodded. “It’s a guy thing, I guess.” She chuckled to herself. “They
get territorial if someone else tries to play with their toys.” She laughed
until she realized what she said and then covered her mouth with her eyes huge.
She was so fucking cute I couldn’t stand it. “I didn’t mean play, I meant . . .” She dropped her
head into her hands, and I couldn’t hold in a laugh anymore.
“C’mon,
Bri. I’m dying to know.” I peeled her fingers away from her face and crouched
in front of her. “What did you mean? Scott thinks I want to play with you? Don’t tell him about the
GI Joe and Barbie castle we made when we were kids. He’ll flip the fuck out.”
Her cheeks flushed as she nudged my shoulder.
I caught
her hand and held it in both of mine. As our gazes locked, laughter stopped.
There was no way in hell what I was feeling was only one-sided. I doubted it
ever was.
We didn’t
talk about it, but I remembered every moment of that night at my apartment.
Brianna rushing over to take care of me, the tortured look on her face when I
asked her to get into bed with me. It wasn’t my finest hour, but I needed her.
My soul cried out for her that night and she came, like she always did. She may
have ignored my wimpy confession, but when she said she loved me, I knew she
didn’t mean as only her best friend.
“Josh,”
Brianna pleaded on a whisper. “Don’t, please.”
“Don’t
please what, Bri?” Feeling brazen, I tucked a piece of hair behind her ear and
cupped her cheek. I ran my thumb along the delicate curve of her jaw. Her eyes
fluttered, urging me on. “Don’t touch you?” I let my finger drift over her full
bottom lip. “Don’t kiss you?” I whispered with a husky rasp. Our faces were so
close, our lips brushed. Brianna’s mouth parted, and I uttered a curse under my
breath. We were so damn close. All we had to do was close that distance. Her
hand drifted up my shoulder and clutched the back of my neck.
“Josh,”
Brianna sighed as she rested her forehead against mine. “We . . . We can’t.”
Her hand drifted down my jaw. Her hooded eyes and flushed cheeks disagreed with
the words sputtering from her mouth. I caught her hand and pressed a soft kiss
to her palm. It trembled as she took in a quick gasp.
“Yes, we
can, Bri,” I whispered as I leaned in. “You’re so damn beautiful.” Shit, I almost tasted her. She stilled
as I cupped her neck and inched closer.

 

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Author Bio

 

 
Stephanie
Rose grew up loving words and making up stories. Being able to share them with
readers is her dream come true. This lifelong Bronx girl loves Starbucks, wine
and 80s rock. Her voice often gets mistaken for a Mob Wives trailer.
 
She married
her prom date and has a seven-year-old LEGO obsessed son. She believes there is
nothing sexier than a good guy who loves with all his heart, and has made it
her mission to bring as many as she can to the page.
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My Book Review

 

I LOVE this childhood friends to lovers story that just grips your heart and you CANNOT put this book down! I devoured this book in a day and just further fell in love with Stephanie’s writing!

Pretty much this quote below from the PROLOGUE in the book is just Hook, Line & Sinker for your heart to not be invested in the book without having to know how it will end! Just warning you, once you read this book quote you will not be able to turn back…

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Don’t tell me I didn’t warn you….

“I fell in love with Josh the minute he punched someone sole for making me cry; I just didn’t know it until I was much older. Right before I lost him.”

Now, go meet Josh and his Cupcake, Brianna, and see their childhood friends to adulthood lovers fairytale come to life!

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“We just need a good ending.”
That’s the great thing about our story.”
Josh cradled my face in his hands.
“It doesn’t have one.”

See my Goodreads Book Review Here —–>Rewrite Book Review

 

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STILL by Kennedy Ryan Blog Tour

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“Grip is my ultimate…If I was forced, gun-to-the head, to make one book boyfriend real to be mine, it would be him. No questions asked.”

— Adriana Locke, USA Today Bestselling Author

STILL, the sexy,emotional final installment of the GRIP series,

is available NOW!

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I’ll be there.

Through thick and thin.

Ride or die.

You can count on me.

The promises people make. The vows we take.

Assumptions of the heart.

Emotion tells us how we feel, but life…life has a way of plunging us in boiling water, burning away our illusions, testing our faith, trying our convictions.

Love floating is a butterfly, but love tested is an anchor.

For Grip and Bristol,

Love started at the top of the world

On a Ferris wheel under the stars

But when that love is tested, will they fly or fall?

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“Mmmmm, that looks good.”

    The comment grabs my attention, and I find myself smiling for the first time since I left Bristol. As she walks toward me, the approaching sunset paints the roof in shadows, but I see her clearly. Dark hair, burnished in places, falls around her shoulders. She has already discarded the dress she wore at lunch today in favor of a T-shirt and nothing else; it’s the one I just tossed into the hamper.

    She tugs at my HABITUAL LINE STEPPER T-shirt, the hem landing at the top of her thighs. Where the T-shirt stops, my eyes keep going, past the lean muscles of her legs and the cut of her calves, the delicate bones of her ankles and to her bare feet. I love this girl, head to toe. Beyond this gorgeous packaging, it’s everything beneath that makes me beyond grateful she’s mine. The loyalty, the bottomless pit that is her heart, her sense of humor. The toughest girl I know is also the most tender, and I’m so honored I get to see both sides, all her sides.

    “You out of clean clothes?” I nod to my T-shirt. “You gotta wear my dirty stuff now?”

    An impish smile tugs at her bare lips. She’s washed away her makeup, and with it, all the sophistication she wraps around herself for her job. Up on this roof in my T-shirt, she’s just my girl. I love her in every iteration, but this is the one only I get to see, so it’s probably my favorite.

    “I have clean clothes.” She steps close enough for me to smell her scent and mine mingling in the fabric. “I like the way this shirt smells.”

    I drop a look over her, my eyes resting on the curves of her breasts in the soft cotton, where her nipples have gone taut under my stare.

    “How does the shirt smell?” I ask, my voice as smoky as the steaks I should be paying attention to.

    “Like you.” She leans forward until her breasts press into my chest. “It smells like you.”

    My hands are twitching to touch her, and I finally surrender, slipping under the shirt to grasp her waist, pulling her up the few inches until our lips meet. I’ve been thinking about these steaks all day, and before Bristol arrived, I thought I was starving—but this, what I feel having her in my arms after hours apart, this is starving. It starts in my balls and tunnels up through my chest, infiltrates my heart, and presses its way to my mouth, which is open and devouring in a lips-searching, tongues-dueling kiss. I grip her by the ass, grinding our bodies together until the texture of her skin and mine, the scents of her skin and mine meld into this one panting, voracious thing that never seems to get enough.

    “You better not burn my steak,” Bristol pants in between kisses.

    I angle my head to send my tongue deeper into her mouth, holding her still, teasing her until she’s straining up, open and begging when I pull back.

    “Grip.” My name is a whimpering complaint. She cups my neck and tugs my head back down.

    “Oh, no.” I resist, laugh, and turn to the grill. “You were so concerned about me burning these steaks, Ms. Medium Rare.”

    “I am.” She slides her arms around me from behind and I feel a sweet sting, her teeth gently biting my shoulder through my T-shirt. I love it when she bites me, but I’m not giving her that satisfaction yet. “But that doesn’t mean you get to stop kissing me. You have to multitask.”

    One slim hand slides over my abs and past my belt to cup me through my jeans.

    Damn. Not sure how long I can keep up this charade that I don’t want to screw her into the wall on the roof where anyone with half a telescope could see.

    “Wow,” I say, keeping my tone unaffected, though she’s gotta feel me getting longer and harder in her hand. “Somebody’s horny as hell.”

    She makes a sound that’s half outraged laughter, half indignant grunt before stepping around to stand in front of me by the grill.

    “I will not be slut-shamed by my own boyfriend.” Amusement lights her eyes, turning them to quicksilver.

    “Shamed?” I put down the grilling fork I’m using for the steaks and reach for her again. “No shame in being horny for me, baby. I wanna give you a gold star.”

    Her eyes slide down to the erection poking her in the stomach. “Is that what we’re calling it now? Should we name it?”

    “Guys who have to name their dicks probably aren’t using ’em right.”

    “So I ask again . . . should we name it?”

    I cock a brow and press our hips together.

“Are you implying that I don’t know how to use mine? Because that’s not the impression I got this morning when you came so hard you were singing like a bird.”

    She tilts her head, her eyes wide and considering. “Did you say like a bird?” A small smile plays around her lips. “What made you say that?”

    “I don’t know.” I give a careless shrug. “Why?”

    “It’s silly,” she says, rolling her eyes in self-derision. “I was thinking today when I laughed it sounded like . . .”

    Bristol blushes about once every Halley’s Comet, so the color washing across her cheeks makes me wonder.

    “What?” I probe. “Your laugh sounded like what?”

    “Like a happy bird,” she mumbles, peering up at me like I’m going to laugh in her face.

    Which I do.

    “Stop laughing at me.” She narrows her eyes in mock warning.

    “Right.” I dip my head to catch her eyes and tease her. “Because when you tell me you laugh like a happy bird I’m just supposed let you get away with that.”

    “I’m not telling you things anymore.” She narrows her eyes and folds her arms over her chest.

    “Yeah, right. I’m your best friend.” I pull her back into me. “You’ll tell me everything like you always do.”

    “You are, you know.” Her voice softens. “My best friend, I mean.”

When she looks at me like this, her eyes stripped of every defense, no guard in sight, completely honest and open and vulnerable, I feel slightly invincible. It’s a trick of the heart, I know, but I can’t help but think that as long as she looks at me like this, there isn’t anything I couldn’t survive, that our love is the stuff of legends, rolled in Teflon, disaster-proof. I’m as fanciful as Bristol, my laughing bird.

“You’re mine, too,” I echo her sentiment. “My best friend.”

“I won’t tell Rhyson,” she promises with a grin.

“I’m pretty sure he spits the same line to Kai.” I keep a straight face. “We have to say that shit to get laid.”

“I hate you.”

“Orrrrrrrrr do you love me and want to blow me after dinner?” I shrug and lift my hands, my palms up. “Just saying. Listen to your heart, Bristol. Listen to your heart.”

“I’m listening to my belly right now, smartass, and it’s growling. Feed me.”

“Like my mama used to say, ain’t no freeloaders in this house. What’ll you give me for feeding you?”

“Um . . .”

“I do have a suggestion, if you’re searching.”

“Let me guess—you have a ‘Will fuck for food’ sign up here somewhere?”

“I used bubble letters.” I laugh and give her ass a light smack. “You can barter that booty.”

It’s so damn easy with Bristol—our banter, the chemistry, the perfect rhythm of our conversation. It was one of the first things I noticed when we met all those years ago. We didn’t read each other’s minds or finish each other’s sentences. It wasn’t cosmic, but it was a connection that seized me by the brain and grabbed me by the balls. She was as smart as she was sexy, as curious as she was forthcoming. There were years in between when we made things complicated, when things were strained, but now with our hearts settled on each other for good, it’s simple.

This.

Her.

Us.

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Kennedy Ryan has created a Masterpiece and is a Genius! This is in my TOP READS, the whole series is for that matter!

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Usually when you get to the part in a story and the couple has begun their Happily Ever After together it gets cheesy and redundant. Still is way out of its league – I could not get enough of Grip and Bristol’s Happily Ever After relationship. So many swoon worthy, laugh out loud, sexy moments throughout the story that just captivate your heart!

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I will warn you that the second half of the book you need to have tissues with you. I tear up just thinking about this part of the book that made me seriously ugly cry. It was hard to keep reading as the words were blurry from my tears. This part of the book shocked me as to the direction that Kennedy Ryan took the plot! Luckily Grip & Bristol have each other and are so solid as a couple that their strengths outshine how to overcome this bump in their lives.

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I cannot thank Kennedy Ryan enough for creating these characters and bringing to light so many important and less openly discussed societal issues to light. I am forever changed by this series for the better and thank you for my ugly cry! Thank you Queen Kennedy Ryan!

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WRONG by Jana Aston is FREE TODAY!

Wrong
Jana Aston
Publication date: October 7th 2015
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

I have a history of picking the wrong guy. Gay? Player? Momma’s boy? Check, check and check.

Now I can’t stop fantasizing about one of the customers at the coffee shop I work at between classes. It’s just a harmless crush, right? It’s not like I ever see this guy outside of the coffee shop. It’s not like I’m going to see him while attempting to get birth control at the student clinic. While wearing a paper gown. While sitting on an exam table. Because he’s the doctor. Shoot. Me.

But what if, for once, the man I’ve had the dirtiest, most scandalous fantasies about turned out to be everything but wrong?

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“Sophie, he’s going to be back for more. Trust me.”

I load a tray of cupcakes and slide them into the bakery case. “I don’t know, Everly. He’s really sophisticated and clearly lives a lifestyle a long ways from Cowbell Lane,” I say, referencing my grandparents’ home in Willow Grove.

“Bitch, please. The guy is pushing forty and you’re a hot co-ed with a brand-new tight, shiny pussy. He’ll be back.”

My eyes widen. “Everly, Jesus!”

“Just saying.” She holds her hands up in mock defense before breaking into a huge grin.

“You don’t really think he’s forty, do you?”

“He just turned thirty-six in August.”

“How do you know that?”

“Google.”

“You Googled him?”

“You didn’t?” Everly looks aghast.

“Uh, no.” Truthfully I thought about it, but I didn’t want to get any more invested in him than I already am.

“Well, look what the pussy dragged in.” Everly is smirking.

“Everly, that’s not the saying. It’s ‘cat.’ ‘Look what the cat dragged in.’”

“Oh, I think I’ve got the saying right. He’s here.”

My stomach explodes in nerves as I glance towards the door. Luke is here. I wondered if he’d stick to his normal Tuesday routine and stop here for coffee. I’ve figured out this Grind Me location is between his Rittenhouse Square condo and the student clinic, but it’s hardly the only route he could take or stop he could make.

My heart is beating so fast as I take him in. Is he going to speak to me or go back to just ordering coffee and leaving like he has the last several weeks?

He’s in a navy suit today, crisp white shirt and a silvery blue tie. And then my heart stops beating so fast. There’s a hand on his arm. I follow that hand to the redhead from Saturday night.

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My Book Review LUST by Emma Hart

LUST2New York Times bestselling author, Emma Hart, brings together two polar-opposite single parents in the second book in the sinfully sexy Vegas Nights series.

Detective Adrian Potter had a lot to answer for. I didn’t care that he was tasked with shutting down the city’s most prolific hookers.

I cared that he was stopping me from providing for my daughter.

He didn’t care.
Not at all.
Until I broke down in the backseat of his car… And he let me go.

Adrian was a single parent, too. He knew how hard I had it. At least, he thought he did.
He had a job. He had people who cared. He didn’t know just how lucky he was.

My name is Perrie Fox.
I was a whore of the highest value.

Until Detective Adrian Potter.

Until the tattooed, redemption-seeking detective entered my life, looking for his fairytale.

The cop and the hooker.

Happily ever fucking never.

You’ve met one Fox sibling.
Now meet the other…

(LUST is book two of the Vegas Nights series. While it is a standalone, the time frame does overlap with scenes in the previous book, SIN. You can, however, read LUST without reading SIN.)

 

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I LOVE this book! It was a super quick read for me as I could not put this book down! Emma Hart has completely stolen MY heart with the Fox family of the Vegas Nights series!

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LUST is about Detective Adrian Potter and Hooker Perrie Fox. This unique pairing has you pulling for Adrian’s hero complex and hoping for Perrie to rise from the Vegas slums.

“How had my life gone from riches to rags? I was the reverse Cinderella.” 

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Emma Hart does a wonderful job grabbing onto your heart as you hope single mother, Perrie, is able to rise up from all injustices life has thrown at her.

“She was broken and burned, harmed and hurt.” 

Adrian is also a single parent dealing with the cards that had been dealt to him and raising his son on his own. I love how Emma has the kids steal the show throughout the book while creating a bond between the kids handling the challenge with both being in single parent families. Perrie’s daughter, Layla, and Adrian’s son, Zac, give this book the lightheartedness and wit that we have come to know that Emma always includes in her books.

“That’s only fair, Mommy. We both get sleepovers or nobody does. That’s how it works.”

“Is it, now?”

“Well, yes. I’m very upset I can’t play with Zac, and you’ve been playing with Adrian!” 

You HAVE to read this mismatched coupling between The Cop & The Hooker, I promise it is the best steamy Vegas night that you don’t want to miss out on the jackpot!

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“Perrie Fox was destined to be mine. There were no two ways about it. She was mine.”

 

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Emma is working on Top Secret projects she will share with her followers and fans at every available opportunity. Naturally, all Top Secret projects involve a dashingly hot guy who likes to forget to wear a shirt, a sprinkling (or several) of hold-onto-your-panties hot scenes, and a whole lotta love.

She likes to be busy—unless busy involves doing the dishes, but that seems to be when all the ideas come to life.

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Dirty Filthy Rich Love by Laurelin Paige

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I’ve discovered Donovan Kincaid’s secret.

It’s dirty and filthy and rich – as dirty and filthy and rich as he is – and it haunts me as much as he ever did.

Even after knowing what I know now, I still want to talk to him, to touch him. But there’s an ocean between us, and I’m not sure it can be crossed with something as easy as a phone call or a plane ride.

Yet I’m willing to try.

He doesn’t know this yet, but this time I’m the one with the power. And maybe – just maybe – if the air were cleared and all our secrets bared, there could still be a chance for us.

And this dirty, filthy thing between us might end up being love after all.

 

 

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