So this week I’m taking a small break from my Women’s History Month theme and giving you a pleasure read review. And what a pleasure!
Shadowy Pines is a MM/Magical Realism/Paranormal Romance. A mouthful right? It is also a lot to live up to, but Ms. Blakeley manages to do just that and more in her delivery.
We meet our MC Finn at a point in his life where he is basically sick of the mundane routine of his life. From his job to his love life, it is all boring and leaves him wanting… more. A very vague more, but more nonetheless. So when his cousin dangles the carrot of helping out at the bookstore in Shadowy Pines, Finn seizes the opportunity for a much needed change of pace and location.
However the grass, as they say, is not always greener on the other side. It isn’t so much as the change that Finn is desperate for in Shadowy Pines is bad, so much as it is far more than dear Finn bargained for.
The sleepy Ontario town is home to Owen Sharpe and the chemistry between Owen and Finn is, literally, jolting. The bond between them clearly transcends a physical or emotional connection to be something much more… something indescribable.
Shadowy Pines contains several twists I didn’t see coming as well as a lovely addition of mythology not often seen, woven through Finn and Owen’s tale. It made my nerdy little heart skip several beats.
The ending to Shadowy Pines was a little more abrupt than I would have liked, but I am holding onto the hope that this means it is the beginning of a series where we can experience more with our witchy, magical characters.
If you enjoy hot and steamy paranormal romance with a thread of mystery that will keep you turning the pages, you should grab a copy of Shadowy Pines today!
Opening the pages (well, digital pages, that is) of SLOWER was a super exciting moment for me. FASTER made me fall madly in love with Jake (but if we are being honest, who doesn’t?) and desperately wish I had legs, an ass, and a man like Lou. Not to mention the whole awesomely cool job in the entertainment industry and living in California thing. So to say that I was giddy to read more about their super hot sexy times and their adorable exploration into a real relationship is an understatement.
Because, yeah, there is ALWAYS a but and I don’t mean the envy inducing one that Louana sports.
Nope, this but comes from the author who decided that is wasn’t enough to just let Lou and Jake ride off into the sunset with hearts, sparkles, and insane amounts of sex. Nope, no, and HELL NO. Yeah Ms. Birch managed to throw roadblock after roadblock their way.
From career struggles for both that seeped into the fabric of their relationship to family issues and communication faux pas, Jake and Lou were given so many hills to climb and battles to fight. They both had to prove to one another time and again that they felt they were worth fighting for…
Or did they?
As much as I can talk about this book all day, I also have a motor mouth and would easily (and inadvertently) give all the spoilers and then find myself on the receiving end of a good, long French tirade by an angry author. So I shall just say this: everything you thought you knew about Jake and Lou from FASTER? Every single bit of that will be tested, twisted, and tried. But you have to grab your own copy of SLOWER to see if they manage to make it out on the other side.
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Bad Days by A.S. Kelly is 99c
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Jason Lee is the friend everyone would like to have. He’s loyal, sensitive and generous and kind to those he loves. He has dedicated himself completely to his work at the pub that he manages with his friends, who have by now become a second family to him. He is trying to make sense out of a life that is damaged by loss and pain, closing himself into his safe haven of a world that is far removed from his previous suffering, and he is determined not to lose any more than he already has.
Alex McBride returns to Dublin, having been away for five years. She finds her old house, goes to places familiar to her when she grew up there with her friends, but nothing is like it used to be. Coming back is never easy, especially if your absence is responsible for the slow destruction of someone else’s life, someone you had hoped to forget but who actually remained exactly where he was, like an open wound that continues to bleed.
Jason and Alex find each other together again after a long separation: they’ve been friends, confidants and conspirators but now they’re forced to reconcile a past that has never stopped hurting and a future impossible for them to live out together, because there’s something that could separate them, and this time, they might be parted forever.
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A.S. Kelly was born in Italy but lives in Ireland with her husband, their two children and a cat named Oscar.
Bookworm, music passionate, coffee drinker, she lives in a small village in the North of Dublin, where she looks for inspiration for her new stories.
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Everyone deserves a second chance, but not for the same mistake. At least according to Brooklyn Tanner. Over the course of their long, complicated friendship, she’s given Andrew Brinks more than enough chances. What has she received in return? Heartache. Pain. Agony.
But also love, as cruel and beautiful as it’s always been between them.
Can she put herself through that again? Can she risk giving Drew her heart, only to learn he’s the same man he’s always been? She’s unsure, her head and heart engaged in a tumultuous tug-of-war.
When outside circumstances threaten Drew’s family, will Brooklyn finally put aside the grief of her past to offer him the support, and perhaps love, he needs? Or was their fate sealed all those years ago when Drew had no choice but to betray her?
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A Nordic King by Karina Halle
Publication Date: September 21, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance
SYNOPSIS: When I first applied for the job I thought it would be like all the others: working as a nanny for an aristocratic family.
Then I got the job and found out how wrong I was.
Now I’m the new nanny for two adorable little girls who happen to be princesses.
Their father is the widowed King of Denmark.
And my new home? The royal palace in Copenhagen.
Adjusting to my new life isn’t easy but the hardest part hasn’t been the girls who still grieve over the loss of their mother.
It’s their father.
Cold, mysterious and moody, with an icy stare that seems to penetrate your soul, King Aksel may have hired me to take care of his daughters but he wants as little to do with me as possible.
Yet the longer I share these palace walls with this man, the more that I’m drawn to him. His chiseled face and sexual swagger are only part of the package. It’s in the long, intense glances at the dinner table, the way we’ll brush up against each other in the halls, the rare glimpses of the man deep inside, like the sun passing through clouds.
But no matter how I feel about him, we can never be together.
You think it’s bad enough being in love with your boss?
Try falling in love with a king.
Karina Halle is a former travel writer and music journalist and The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling author of The Pact, Love, in English, The Artists Trilogy, Dirty Angels and over 20 other wild and romantic reads. She lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her husband and her rescue pup, where she drinks a lot of wine, hikes a lot of trails and devours a lot of books.
Halle is represented by the Root Literary and is both self-published and published by Simon & Schuster and Hachette in North America and in the UK.
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Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills returns with an all-new swoon-fest of a novel about what happens when you look beyond labels and take a chance on love.
I Bet You, an all-new sexy college romance standalone is coming October 29th, and we have the hot new cover!
Sexy Athlete: I bet you…
Penelope Graham: Burn in hell, quarterback.
The late night text is random but Penelope knows exactly who “Sexy Athlete” is. And why she shouldn’t take his wager.
Walks on water and God’s gift to women.
Just ask him.
His bet? He promises Penelope he’ll win her the heart of the nerdy guy she’s been crushing on. His plan—good old-fashioned jealousy. Once her crush sees her kissing Ryker, he’ll realize what he’s missing. Sounds legit, right? The only question is…why is Ryker being so nice to her?
Lover of sparkly vampires and calculus.
His mortal enemy.
Penelope knows she shouldn’t trust a jock, but what’s a girl to do when she needs a date to Homecoming? And Ryker’s keeping a secret, another bet, one that could destroy Penelope’s heart forever.
Will the quarterback score the good girl or will his secret mean everyone loses at this game of love?
Cover Designer: Shanoff Designs
Photographer: Wander Aguiar
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publishing Date: October 29, 2018
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Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and USA Today best-selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills writes about strong heroines and sexy alpha males that sometimes you just want to slap. She’s best known for her angsty, heartfelt new adult college romances.
A former high school English teacher, she adores all things Pride and Prejudice; Mr. Darcy is her ultimate hero.
She’s also addicted to frothy coffee beverages, Vampire Diaries, and any kind of book featuring unicorns and sword-wielding females.
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