Friday, April 28, 2017

Dual Cover Reveal - Dangerous Hearts & Destined Hearts By K.K.Allen

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His heart beats for the music. She's his favorite song. Lyric Cassidy knows a thing or two about bad boy rock stars with raspy vocals that can cause an entire arena to swoon. In fact, her heart was just played by one. So when she takes an assignment as road manager for the world famous rock star, Wolf, she's prepared to take him on, full suit of heart-armor intact. Wolf is the sexy lead singer for the hottest rock band around with a line-up of guaranteed one night stands. Lyric Cassidy isn’t one of them. That’s fine with him. Women like Lyric come with fairytale expectations, so it should be easy to stay away. Too bad she's hot as sin with a fiery temper and a mouth that drives him wild. She’s also got something to hide. Something he discovers. Something he wants … Sharing a tour bus, neither of them are prepared for the miles of road ahead and the fierce attraction they feel toward one another—a dangerous combination.
 
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K.K. Allen is the author of Contemporary Fantasy and New Adult Romance stories. She loves manatees, learned to swim for the mere purpose of pretending she was a mermaid, and adores the beach so much she promises to one day live on one (in a tent if she has to) in Hawaii and serve shaved ice on the side of the road.  
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Cover Reveal - Royally Endowed By Emma Chase

     

Logan St. James is a smoldering, sexy beast. Sure, he can be a little broody at times—but Ellie Hammond’s willing to overlook that. Because, have you seen him??

Sexy. As. Hell.

And Ellie’s perky enough for both of them.

For years, she’s had a crush on the intense, protective royal security guard—but she doesn’t think he ever saw her, not really.

To Logan, Ellie was just part of the job—a relative of the royal family he’d sworn to protect. Now, at 22 years old and fresh out of college, she’s determined to put aside her X-rated dreams of pat-downs and pillow talk, and find a real life happily ever after.

The Queen of Wessco encourages Ellie to follow in her sister’s footsteps and settle down with a prince of her own. Or a duke, a marquis…a viscount would also do nicely.

But in the pursuit of a fairy tale ending, Ellie learns that the sweetest crushes can be the hardest to let go. *** Logan St. James grew up on the wrong side of the tracks, in a family on the wrong side of the law. But these days, he covers his tattoos and scars with a respectable suit. He’s handsome, loyal, brave, skilled with his hands and…other body parts.

Any woman would be proud to bring him home to her family.

But there’s only one woman he wants.

For years he’s watched over her, protected her, held her hair back when she was sick, taught her how to throw a punch, and spot a liar.

He dreams of her. Would lay down his life for her.

But beautiful Ellie Hammond’s off-limits.

Everybody knows the bodyguard rules: Never lose focus, never let them out of your sight, and never, ever fall in love.

 

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Review & Excerpt Tour - Ride Rough By Laura Kaye

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Laura Kaye brings you the second title in her Raven Riders Series, RIDE ROUGH. A sexy romantic suspense, you might’ve first met the Ravens in the Hard Ink world, but this series about a different kind of a motorcycle club with a protective mission stands on its own and is even sexier, edgier, and grittier! The Raven Riders Series takes you on a new adventure and kicks it into overdrive! Order your copy of RIDE ROUGH today!

 
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About Ride Rough (Raven Riders #2, 4/25/17)

Maverick Rylan won’t apologize for who he is—the Raven Riders Motorcycle Club Vice-President, a sought-after custom bike builder, and a man dedicated to protecting those he loves. So when he learns that the only woman who has ever held his heart is in trouble, he’ll move heaven and earth to save her.

Alexa Harmon thought she had it all—the security of a good job, a beautiful home, and a powerful, charming fiancé who offered the life she never had growing up. But when her dream quickly turns into a nightmare, Alexa realizes she’s fallen for a façade she can’t escape—until sexy, dangerous Maverick offers her a way out.

Forced together to keep Alexa safe, their powerful attraction reignites and Maverick determines to do whatever it takes to earn a second chance—one Alexa is tempted to give. But her ex-fiancé isn’t going to let her go without a fight, one that will threaten everything they both hold dear.


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After I read Ride Hard I was so excited to get my hands on Ride Rough ,so when I got to read It early I was thrilled and  I dived into this book as soon as I possibly could and omg It was fantastic ! I loved it, Ride Rough is  an fantastic  addition to the Raven Riders Series. 

In this book we follow Alexa and Maverick . I remember reading scenes from Ride Rough , keeping my fingers crossed that  they would some day be together  so  when I  realized that  this  was going happen I was so excited. Alexa  is  in a  toxic relationship with her  fiance  there last  fight  that  leaves  Alexa in a situation where she is  kicked out of the home they share  in a storm she decides enough is enough and  leaves him . However  through this one  person who is  always been looking out for  her is Maverick and as they get closer and  closer and there romance rekindles. Her Ex fiance begins to pose a bigger threat .I  love Alexa and Maverick's  relationship it was sexy  , swoonworthy and heartwarming  every moment  we got to  spend with these  two was just  fantastic. Laura Kaye always writes  such amazing  romance . There was just  so  much going on in this  book  , there was never a dull moment and I just loved that , If I wasn't swooning  over Alexa and Maverick's relationship , I was seeing what was going on with  the Raven Riders or what was going on with Alexa's crazy ex . I was constantly kept on  my toes and I loved that. I felt Ride Rough was  so so good and that Alexa and Maverick got a perfect story .If you want a sexy . addicting . thrilling story  that  will make  you smile , swoon   and pace around your room like  a crazy   person while  flipping the pages lol you should  definitely pick up a copy of Ride Rough as soon as you can .

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5/5 STARS


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Maverick’s gaze narrowed. “Don’t ask a question you don’t want the answer to.”

Alexa swallowed and licked her lips. “What if I do want it? The answer,” she added.

Years of need and longing roared through Maverick like a drug he’d mainlined. His thoughts spilled out unfiltered.

“Damnit, Al. You’re laying there in my clothes in my house with your thighs spread after I’ve just woken up holding you. My skin smells like you. And I’m sporting an erection because of you. Don’t fuck with me.” The words came out harsher than he intended, but she couldn’t play with him. Not on this. Not when he cared so much. Not when he wanted so much.

Her mouth dropped open and her chest rose and fell a little quicker. “I’m not playing a game. I want to know.”

Planting his hands on his hips, Maverick studied her. Her beautiful, languid body. Her pretty, open face. Her eyes, honest and free of pretense. He felt pulled in a million directions. Between wrong and right, between taking advantage and taking care, between giving in and opening himself up to a world of hurt. “I was dreaming of you. Of us. Up at Swallow Falls.”

“That night we—”

“Yes,” he growled.

“Maverick—”

Fuck.” He dropped his chin to his chest and closed his eyes. Trying to be bigger than his base needs. Trying to put her before himself. “Whatever is about to come out of your mouth is not a good idea.”

“Mav—”

“I mean it, Al—”

“Maverick!” she nearly yelled. “Listen to me.”

His gaze cut up to hers in time to see her sit up a little and take off her shirt. Well, his shirt. Then she laid back again, her eyes on him, drinking him in, inviting him in. “What if I do want it?” she whispered.

Something inside him snapped.

He was on her in a second. Body covering hers. Hands going to her warm skin. Mouth tasting her everywhere—her shoulder, her throat, her cheek. His chest pressed against her breasts, her hard nipples evident, her excitement palpable. And then his mouth found hers. On a triumphant groan, he claimed her, his lips sucking, his tongue penetrating. His big hand found her breast and kneaded at the soft mound.

And Alexa was right there with him. Moaning, kissing him, clutching on to him. Her thighs wrapped around his hips and her fingers twisted in his hair.

Bad idea bad idea such a fucking bad idea.

Why did bad ideas have to feel so good?




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April 17th

Book Lovin' Mamas – Review

Ebook Indulgence – Review & Excerpt

GraveTells – Review & Excerpt

Red Hot + Blue Reads – Review & Excerpt

The Book Hammock – Review & Excerpt

The Ordinary Housewife Book Blog – Excerpt

April 18th

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Cara's Book Boudoir – Review & Excerpt

Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt

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April 19th

Disheveled Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

From the TBR Pile – Review & Excerpt

It's All About the Romance – Excerpt

Julalicious Book Paradise – Review & Excerpt

Lit. 4 Ladies – Review & Excerpt

Sweet Red Reads – Review & Excerpt

Thoughts of a Blonde – Review

April 20th

Angel's Guilty Pleasures – Excerpt

Becky on Books – Review & Excerpt

Books According to Abby – Review & Excerpt

Kdrbck – Review & Excerpt

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April 21st

Books, Coffee & Passion – Excerpt

East Coast Book Chicks – Review

My Girlfriends Couch – Review & Excerpt

Naughty Moms' Story Time – Review

Sip Read Love – Review

Two Girls with Books – Review

April 22nd

Another Book Hangover – Excerpt

Dawn's Reading Nook – Excerpt

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The Book Boyfriend Addict – Review & Excerpt

What I'm Reading – Review & Excerpt

April 23rd

Cocktails and Books – Review & Excerpt

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April 24th

Book Sniffers Anonymous – Review

Books,Dreams,Life – Excerpt

For The Love of Fictional Worlds – Review & Excerpt

JOJO THE BOOKAHOLIC – Review & Excerpt

Nice Ladies, Naughty Books – Review

Pretty Sassy Cool – Review & Excerpt

April 25th

BooksandMe – Excerpt

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Ripe For Reader – Review & Excerpt

The Book Reading Gals – Review & Excerpt

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April 26th

A Hopeless Romantic's Booklandia – Review & Excerpt

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April 27th

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April 28th

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Nose Stuck in a Book – Review & Excerpt

Pardon My Blurb – Review & Excerpt

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About Laura Kaye: Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty books in contemporary romance and romantic suspense, including the Hard Ink and Raven Riders series. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and monster puppy, Schuyler, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.
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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Teaser Blitz - Sex God By Marie Force

Today we are sharing some teasers for SEX GOD, a sizzling hot stand-alone contemporary romance title by Marie Force. Check out the pre-order links, and some teasers, for the book below. This title will be released on May 15th!

 

SEX GOD by Marie Force

A Standalone Contemporary Romance coming May 15!

 

Book Blurb:

A sizzling hot stand-alone contemporary romance!

 

I inherited a life I never intended to live.

I've upheld my responsibilities admirably.

And I’ve taken care of my own needs privately...

I'm biding my time until I can get the hell out of here.

But I didn’t count on having unfinished business

With one of my very best friends…

 

When a man has a certain “reputation" to uphold,

There can be no unhappy customers left behind.

Lauren is a loose end that won’t be tied up no matter how hard I try.

And I try hard. Really, really… hard.

 

Sex God is the much-anticipated follow-up to Sex Machine. Read Garrett and Lauren’s story May 15!

 

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Marie Force is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 50 contemporary romances, including the Gansett Island Series, which has sold nearly 3 million books, and the Fatal Series from Harlequin Books, which has sold 1.5 million books. In addition, she is the author of the Butler, Vermont Series, the Green Mountain Series and the erotic romance Quantum Series, written under the slightly modified name of M.S. Force. All together, her books have sold more than 5.5 million copies worldwide! Her goals in life are simple—to finish raising two happy, healthy, productive young adults, to keep writing books for as long as she possibly can and to never be on a flight that makes the news. Join Marie's mailing list for news about new books and upcoming appearances in your area. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter @marieforce and on Instagram. Join one of Marie's many reader groups. Contact Marie at marie@marieforce.com.  

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Release Day Launch - Arranged By Lexi Blake

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Kash Kamdar is the king of a peaceful but powerful island nation. As Loa Mali’s sovereign, he is always in control, the final authority. Until his mother uses an ancient law to force her son into marriage. His prospective queen is a buttoned-up intellectual, nothing like Kash’s usual party girl. Still, from the moment of their forced engagement, he can’t stop thinking about her.

Dayita Samar comes from one of Loa Mali’s most respected families. The Oxford-educated scientist has dedicated her life to her country’s future. But under her staid and calm exterior, Day hides a few sexy secrets of her own. She is willing to marry her king, but also agrees that they can circumvent the law. Just because they’re married doesn’t mean they have to change their lives. It certainly doesn’t mean they have to fall in love.

After one wild weekend in Dallas, Kash discovers his bride-to-be is more than she seems. Engulfed in a changing world, Kash finds exciting new possibilities for himself. Could Day help him find respite from the crushing responsibility he’s carried all his life? This fairy tale could have a happy ending, if only they can escape Kash’s past…

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I Love Lexi Blake books , maybe I am bias ( Iam not )  but I feel like  she can do no wrong in her stories. I  have loved ever  single  story by her that I have read and she is now one of my favorite authors , so  when I got the  chance to read  Arranged I was so happy ! and I dived  into this book as soon as I could and I absolutely  loved it!

In this book we follow Kash and Dayita and  these two were  friends and ard the time  it seemed like there friendship was moving towards being a romance  , however after some tragic events that  caused  Kash to have to  take one  a roll  that he did  not want to  fill, being a king  they grew apart, years later Kash's mother  has come up with a  plot  to   force her son to get married and  Guess who the fiance is ?  Dayita,so this is really where things  pick up  in this book . I loved Kash and Dayita  together in the beginning they seemed to fine with having a marriage of  convenience however  when they both realize there feelings toward  each other never disappeared   , things change between  them  , however there is  twist and Kash find out something about Dayita that he did not see coming . I loved that Lexi Blake did  with that reveal  because it really  caused  Kash to dig deeper within him  self and figure out  who is  really is  and what he really  likes. I am going to be honest there were moments in this book where I was  honestly worried thinking how is this  going to  work  out  because I was so  invested  to this couple and I needed to see them have there happily ever after  , and honestly  all my worrying was in vain because while  Lexi Blake  makes her readers  sweat  and  pace nervously lol , we always get a happy ending and  I felt like theirs  was perfect for them .The romance was sexy ,  swoon worthy and  wickedly  delicious.

Besides the romance there were so many   other things going  on and I loved that ,  Lexi Blake kept me on my toes constantly wondering what  was going to happen next  and who was behind all of the things that were happening . I  didn't  guess who  it  was , it just creeped up on me lol and reminded me just how far some people will go to protect  what they  see  in   there eyes as tradition .  I loved   how  we got to see Kash and his mom relationship change for the better . I love that by the end of this book we get to see him comfortable  to step into his  role  and   battle his demon and I LOVED that we got to  see other  characters from the Masters and Mercenaries series , I swear I never get tired of  hearing anything Big Tag  says , that man is just in leagues of his own lol . Arranged was a sexy , addicting , heartwarming story , filled with twist and turns that will keep  you on the edge of your  seat . I loved  this story so much and  I cannot wait to my hands on Lexi Blake's  next book !!. This has to be one of my favorite novellas  of this year. I highly recommend getting it as soon as you can.

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 “Did you enjoy the dessert? They had been planning on serving crème brûlée, but I remembered you like gelato. Strawberry.” She turned and Kash was standing in the doorway, the tie to his tuxedo undone and the first few buttons of his shirt open, showing off golden skin. Oh, how the girls must swoon over that man. Unfortunately for him, she was a woman and not a girl. She curtseyed, recalling her etiquette classes and going down deep, to show her respect for the crown. “I thank you, Your Majesty.” “Come now, Day. I asked you not to call me that long ago, and now it appears there’s even less reason. We were friends then. We’re going to be husband and wife in a week. Shocking how quickly that woman can move when she wants to.” He looked so composed, but she couldn’t forget that he’d only found out his mother was dying this afternoon. That was when she’d seen the real man. She’d interrupted them with her silly dress and she’d seen the shock and pain on Kash’s face before he’d smoothed it out and gone back to being the polite royal he’d become. “Are you all right?” She asked the question for two reasons. First, she wanted to know the answer and second, to see if they really were still friends. His lips curved up slightly. “I’m faring quite well. We Kamdars are made of sterner stuff than this. Did you enjoy the dinner?” So, not so friendly he would talk about private things with her. It was good to know where they stood. They needed to have a long conversation about how this was going to work. They might be marrying to protect the Kamdar line and to give his mother some peace, but they needed a plan of action about how best to achieve their goals. Partners. That was how she’d decided to look at this. They were partners. And if she ended up governing the kingdom while he was out fucking around with supermodels, she wouldn’t get her heart broken. Just humiliated. Yes, they needed a talk and perhaps a contract. “I enjoyed the meal very much. The company left something to be desired, but I suspect I’ll get used to dining with windbag politicians.” She turned back to the balcony, leaning against it. The view from here was spectacular. Beyond that, it was soothing in a way. “Yes, Mother told me they’re giving you trouble.” He joined her, leaning beside her, their bodies so close but not touching. “I’ll talk to them, ensure you have your funding.” “Don’t. It can wait a few weeks. I need to go back to them and introduce myself as their new queen.” She wasn’t about to let them think she sent her husband in. If he behaved as he so often did, he wouldn’t be around much and it would be up to her to keep everyone in line. “Is that why you agreed to this arrangement? Because you wanted power?” “I agreed because I care about this country. I’ve spent the last ten years of my life working here and trying to ensure that our children get what they need to make it out in the world. I agreed because your mother is excellent at putting one in a corner. I agreed because someone has to and I wasn’t sure who you would bring home if given the chance.” She shuddered at the idea of some brainless model attempting to be a role model for Loa Malian girls. “Ah, you don’t think I have good taste in women.” “I think you have an unquenchable appetite for them, Your Majesty, and that is something we should talk about.” “Ah, the wifely lectures begin,” he said with a sigh. “Please proceed. I’m anxious to get this over with so I can be properly chastened.” “I only ask that you attempt some discretion, Kashmir. I don’t expect you to be faithful in any way, but I do expect you to not humiliate me.” He turned, frowning a bit as though she’d surprised him. “You don’t expect me to be faithful?” It was time for some honesty. “I don’t think you can be. How long have you kept a single woman? A month? Three?” “Six,” he replied. “I was with Tasha Reynolds for six months before we went our separate ways.” “And were you faithful to her?” She already knew the answer to that question. “We had an agreement.” He frowned as though the conversation wasn’t going at all as he’d expected. “She was on set much of the time. She knew I had a highly stressful job, so she was understanding. I gave her the same options.” “Excellent, then let’s be fair with each other. As long as we’re both discreet, this marriage of ours doesn’t have to mean the end of our lives.”         

NY Times and USA Today bestselling author Lexi Blake lives in North Texas with her husband, three kids, and the laziest rescue dog int eh world. She began writing at a young age, concentrating on plays and journalism. It wasn’t until she started writing romance and urban fantasy that she found the stories of her heart. She likes to find humor in the strangest places and believes in happy endings no matter how odd the couple, threesome, or foursome may seem.

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Shopping For A CEO'S Wife By Julia Kent Is OUT !!!

 

Julia Kent's hilarious SHOPPING FOR A CEO'S WIFE is available now! You don't want to miss this next installment in her bestselling romantic comedy series.

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The New York Times bestselling romantic comedy series continues...
Snowbound. Sounds so romantic, with visions of cuddling before a roaring fire, hot chocolate spiked with brandy, and a secret elopement.
Wait. What?
My fiancé's father won't stop trying to turn our pending wedding into a three-ring media circus so he can get free publicity for his family's Fortune 500 company. My mother has decided she's done with All Things Wedding and asks her teacup Chihuahua for mother-of-the-bride advice.
They've all gone certifiably mad.
Then the stress from the wedding puts my mother in the hospital, I scream at my future father-in-law in front of a camera crew and the video goes viral, and the romantic wedding that started with Andrew's grand Pride and Prejudice proposal looks less like Jane Austen and more like Dostoyevsky.
So what do you do when you're a fixer and you can't fix something?
You give up on it.
Not on Andrew, silly.
The wedding. Shopping for a CEO's Wife is the 12th book in Julia Kent's New York Times bestselling Shopping series. As Shannon and Declan enjoy their newlywed bliss, Andrew's father wants to exploit Amanda and Andrew's nuptials, much to Amanda's chagrin. Can she learn to stand up to her future father-in-law and fight for what's right? But the real question is: will Spritzy the teacup Chihuahua end up being a flower girl?
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Flash! Flash! Click! Click! Click-click-click-click-click! Sounds remarkably like machine gun fire. Paparazzi follow us everywhere now. Everywhere. You know all those pictures on the front of tabloid magazines in the grocery store checkout aisle? Or the myriad websites devoted to celebrity gossip? The paper magazines are bad enough, but the websites are a separate category. People make money from running advertising on those sites. Which means they need a constant stream of pictures to draw eyeballs, to make a micro-cent per ad on the page. That’s right. I’m eyeball lure. Someone, somewhere, wants to see a picture of me without makeup or kissing Andrew or climbing out of a limo without underwear or buying a rival company’s products, or just being. My presence in Andrew’s life has turned my very existence into money for someone else. And a picture of me and Andrew, naked in a hot tub, will draw so, so many eyeballs. “Is my side-boob showing?” I murmur against his nipple, which is now taut with either protective stress or the seventeen-degree air. Not sure which. I do know that the main event has turned into a not-so-main event. So much for afternoon hot tub sex. “Sweet tits, Mandy!” one of the photographers shouts. “Show ‘em to us, baby! Don’t let Andy have all the fun!” Mandy. Andy. Oh HELL NO. A ferocious growl starts in Andrew’s throat, reverberating through him as he pins me closer. Panic floods me. Bad enough I have recurrent nightmares about being naked in public, but having a photo of my boobs on the internet – monetized – is pretty much anyone’s biggest nightmare. Aside from taking an exam in a class you forgot you were enrolled in. “GET OUT!” Andrew commands, dropping his legs slightly, making me sink deeper into the water as he holds me up. The girls bob like apples at a kids’ Halloween party, though, uncooperative in remaining hidden. “Turn this way!” someone else shouts. I can’t help myself. That voice is different. I start to turn. Flash! Flash! “Don’t look,” Andrew commands. “Gerald’s on it.” “Is there more than one?” “Looks like three of them, and one is on some kind of ladder, because his face is right there. ” Flash! The voice is very close, so close I look up to find a grinning asshole with a simple phone, snapping photos as fast as he can, thumb on the camera button so it autoclicks. “You two look so hot,” he says. Click. Click. Click. Click. “Go away!” Andrew says, peeling me off him. “Stay under water. Hide yourself.” “What are you doing?” “Going after him.” “What?” “Gerald!” Andrew shouts. “Got it!” booms our bodyguard’s voice from the right as Gerald makes a running start and gets to the camera dude, grabbing the phone out of his pocket, tossing it into the hot tub, then grabbing the two sides of the ladder. “Hey!” the photographer squeaks, shaky and grasping the top rung with a look of sheer terror. “You can’t!” “I can.” “I’ll sue!” Gerald shakes the ladder. The guy drops something, looks down, then looks back at Gerald, who has the face of a middle school spelling bee judge. Less than zero emotion. “You can’t do this!” the guy screeches. “Just did.” Gerald looks over at Andrew, whose legs are now tensed and ready to lunge. I am preventing that from happening by the simple act of being in his lap. The feel of so much coiled power in his muscles is an aphrodisiac. I must say something. Now. Leaning in, I nip his earlobe and whisper, “You’re really hot when you’re protecting me.” He jolts, his head moving away from my bite. Andrew’s staring at Gerald and the photographer, but he moves his cheek against mine and says, “Really? You have to share that fact with me right now?” “Yes.” “Why?” “Because you’re turning me on.” “You – you’re turned on by having the paparazzi take pictures of us naked in a hot tub?” “No. I’m turned on by how your legs and chest and abs and -- ” I use hand gestures to indicate a different body part-- “feel right now.” “Duly noted.” “I think you’re doing more than noting that fact,” I say, as said body part rises to the occasion. “Amanda,” he warns, voice half angry, half aroused. “What?” I pretend to be innocent. I’m really good at it. I’m a former mystery shopper, after all, and most of the job involves pretending to be stupid.    

About Julia Kent

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Julia Kent writes romantic comedy with an edge, and new adult books that push contemporary boundaries. From billionaires to BBWs to rock stars, Julia finds a sensual, goofy joy in every book she writes, but unlike Trevor from Random Acts of Crazy, she has never kissed a chicken.

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Title: Checkmate: This is Effortless
Series: Checkmate Duet Series (Drew & Courtney, #2)
Author: Kennedy Fox
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Trope: Friends to Lovers
Photographer & Designer: Sara Eirew
Release Date: April 25, 2017



Introducing book 2 in the new Checkmate Duet Series from a secret duo of romance authors who teamed up under the USA Today Bestselling pseudonym, Kennedy Fox! This friends to lovers romance will have you swooning and laughing from the first to the last page! Are you ready to play the game?
Courtney Bishop is as sugary sweet as her famous blueberry muffins.
Southern belle at heart, Cali girl by choice.
She barged into my life and easily became my best friend.
All was great as roommates and just friends, but then I fell for the girl who could chop firewood, deliver baby calves, and bail hay without breaking a sweat.
She’s the perfect mixture of sugar and spice, and I love her.
Being more than friends and trying to build our future isn’t as easy as it sounds.
Moving forward and creating memories is all I want for us, but when the past continues to come back and haunt me, I’m not so sure she’ll stay for the ride.
Loving her is easy, but losing her will break me. Burning passion combined with an undeniable chemistry constantly pushes and pulls us together. In the end, I’ll prove we’re worth the fight, even when the game is far from over.
Checkmate, sweetheart.
*Recommend for ages 18+ due to sexual content and adult language.*
**This is book 2 in the Checkmate Duet Series–a friends to lovers romance. You must read book 1, Checkmate: This is Reckless first. Highly recommended to read the Checkmate Duet, This is War and This is Love first, but not necessary. This can read as a standalone duet.**



I love Kennedy Fox books and after reading  Check Mate This Is Reckless I was counting down the days until  This is Effortless was out ! . When I got a chance to read this book early I put aside everything else I was doing I dived into this  story and It was fantastic! 

In this book we pick up write where  we left off  in This is Reckless. Drew wakes up to see that ex girlfriend is in his  bed and Courtney is no where in site  , honestly for a few seconds I was filled with dread thinking .. did Mia kill her ? lol , because honestly I feel like she is crazy enough to do that .Thankfully drew is able to  get by Mia twisted  advances and find Courtney , when I tell I was releaved to find that she was okay I was mean I  literally shouted  out in relief .What I loved about  Drew and Courtney relationship is that no matter what happened and trust me so much happens and now matter what Mia  throws at them and she throws a lot ,they stay together and that just  shows you how  strong there relationship has become. I loved the romance in this book  it was sexy , fun and filled with swoon worthy moments. Honestly  these two were two cute for words at multiple parts of this story. I felt like I couldn't  get enough of  Drewtney ( If you are wondering that is  a combination of  Drew and Courtney )  and I felt like  they got such a perfect story . Besides the romance there were so many other things going  on in this story , mainly with Mia , Oh My Gosh I felt like Mia went  completely of the rails  , have you ever watch Fatal attractions with Glenn Close she was that type of crazy and when I found out  she was working with all this time I was honestly shocked  because  it just threw me for a loop and I just love that in my stories  I love that Kennedy Fox always finds away to keep you on your toes.

Checkmate This is Effortless was wonderful , it was sexy , funny , addicting  and unique In away that only Kennedy Fox can  create . I also loved that we got to check in with Travis and Viola and at the  same time we got  hints on what to expect in the Logan and Kayla's story . I am sad  to  end Drew and Courtney story , but at the same I cannot wait to see what Kennedy Fox have in store for us next . If  you have not  started Drew and Courtney story yet you definitely should and If you have and you are wondering if  you should  pick up the next  book  , the  answer is  yes  , pick this  book up as soon as you can .


RATING
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CHECKMATE: THIS IS RECKLESS (BOOK 1)*MUST READ THIS ONE FIRST

THE CHECKMATE DUET (TRAVIS & VIOLA)

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A secret duo of romance authors team up under the USA Today Bestselling pseudonym, Kennedy Fox who share a love of You’ve Got Mail and The Holiday. When they aren’t bonding over romantic comedies, they like to brainstorm new book ideas. One day, they decided to collaborate and have some fun creating new characters that’ll make your lady bits tingle and your heart melt. If you enjoy romance stories with sexy, tattooed alpha males and smart, independent women, then a Kennedy Fox book is for you!
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