Thursday, January 18, 2018

Blog Tour: The Billionaire's Unexpected Baby by Kira Archer




 

 One minute, pregnant Leah Andrews is throwing up over the side of a yacht and the next, she's married to party boy Brooks. It's an arrangement born of sheer desperation to save her job, but now the tabloids are all over them, their friends are running a pool betting on whether they'll actually stay married until Baby Day, and worst of all, she and her new husband might just be falling for one another. But they belong in opposite worlds. It'll never work. Billionaire app developer Brooks Larson lives his life on the light side. Until he tries to play hero and claims to be Leah's husband. Now he's up to his ears in Lamaze classes, baby powder...and unexpected marital bliss. But he'd make a rotten husband and horrible father. Leah and the baby deserve so much better. Add in major baby daddy drama and the whole situation is the worst idea EVER. But sometimes those bad ideas might just be the best ones. 

 
Amazon US I Amazon UK I iBooks I Nook I Kobo

Review:


Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

The Billionaire's Unexpected Baby was a very frustrating book. The focus wasn't on Brooks and Leah's relationship. Honestly, I believe that Brooks had more heated moments with Leah's baby daddy than he had with Leah. He and Leah just share a house together and later a bed. There is zero communication and no romance. We have time jumps that didn't help with the book's case. I would have loved to read a scene when is just Brooks and Leah without having Marcus popping up.That guy was a douche to Brooks in the past and suddenly he is a man who wants to be actively involved in his child's life? I just don't buy that. There was already enough friction without him stealing an idea from Brooks. Basically, the book's plot was something like this. Brooks and Leah are about to have a nice moment that involves the baby, but Marcus shows up, reminds Brooks that he is not the father and Leah, of course, wants her baby daddy in the picture so she says nothing, which leads to Brooks feeling like an outsider. And that made me mad. Brooks was ALWAYS there for Leah and he was taking care of her. Leah, on the other hand, did nothing to make sure that Brooks had a place in her life that meant something more than her fake husband. The scene when the baby was born broke my heart. I wanted Leah to take the leap and make sure that Brooks knew that he meant something to her because if Brooks hadn't done something I am sure she would have expected to live with Brooks, the baby and Marcus in a house together until the baby turned 18. Leah gets the award of one of the worst heroines and this book a one-star rating because if I wanted a soap opera I would have turned on the tv (or just focused on my life). Honestly, I think the reason why Marcus was so active in his baby's life is that the author plans to write a book with him as the hero. He was so present in this one that there is no way the author doesn't have an idea of what his story is going to be. And I ain't plan on reading it. Leah and Marcus should have ended up together. I hated both of them and as I said Marcus appeared almost as much as Brooks, so he could easily have been the hero of this novel.



Kira Archer resides in Pennsylvania with her husband, two kiddos, and far too many animals in the house. She tends to laugh at inappropriate moments and break all the rules she gives her kids (but only when they aren’t looking), and would rather be reading a book than doing almost anything else. Most of her non-writing hours are spent hanging with her family and running her kids around because they are busy and she's the taxi driver. She loves her romances a little playful, a lot sexy, and always with a happily ever after. She also writes historical romances as Michelle McLean.

 

Review: Tempt Me (Bodyguard Bad Boys #2) by Carly Phillips

BLOG TOUR

Tempt Me, a sexy new standalone from Carly Phillips is available now!CPTemptMeCover5x8_MEDIUM

Tempt Me by Carly Phillips

Genre: Contemporary Romance Publication Date: January 16th

The single dad & the nanny ...
Burned by an ex with a wandering eye, Austin Rhodes has sworn off women. His sole focus is his young daughter - and despite his good intentions, the little girl's live-in nanny. He hired Mia Atwood to care for his child but he finds himself lusting after her instead. Keeping his distance isn’t easy but he’s determined to be a gentleman. Until Mia's past comes back to haunt her and she’s in need of Austin’s brand of protection. Suddenly she’s his in every sense of the word — and he’ll do whatever it takes to shield the woman who tempts him beyond reason.

Review:

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

I loved Tempt Me. It was a great story and it had great characters. Mia and Austin are honest with each other, they actually explain their thoughts and feelings and it made the story flow even easier because we didn't have all that silly drama of miscommunication. I liked reading a book with a child where the child is actually present and not just a way to bring the nanny and the father together and then be forgotten. Honestly, everything in this book worked for me, so I am giving it (the first?) nomination of my best reads of 2018. It had romance, the main characters were more than likable, it had a little bit of suspence and of course, the author's writing helped with the case. I can't wait for more books in the series to come. We get to see the couple of the first book and I hope we will see more of all the gank in the third book. I would definitely recommend tempt me and if you haven't read yet the first book, go and check that out too.

Excerpt:

“So what’s your end game?” ”She paused, lowering the cup from her lips. “You’ll laugh. Or at the very least you won’t think it’s overly ambitious.” He ignored his coffee, more interested in the fascinating woman sitting beside him. “Try me.” “Someday I’d like a family of my own. A lot of kids not all mine. Kids who’ve been in foster care too long and never adopted because everyone wants babies.”She rubbed her cup between her palms, not meeting his gaze. “See? Nothing all that enterprising, like becoming a teacher or succeeding in business.” He couldn’t stop staring, enthralled not just by her beauty but by her heart. “I think it’s inspiring, what you want to do.”And the man by her side when she fulfilled her dreams would be one lucky SOB. “Not for me, because been there, done that…the family and marriage thing, but I’m sure it can work for the right couple.”He shrugged, realizing he’d admitted way too much. “I hope you find what you’re looking for,”he said, meaning it. She glanced down, her gaze sweeping over her watch on her wrist. “Oh! It’s time to pick up Bailey.”She crumbled the napkin beside her and picked up her cup as she rose to her feet. He stood, joining her as they tossed their half-finished drinks in the trash. They headed to the car and he beat her there, opening the passenger door before she could grab the handle herself. He turned back and she stopped short. He caught her before she bumped into him, grasping her around the waist and pulling her close. She sucked in a surprised breath but didn’t back away, her face inches from his. Her mouth so damned close. He knew better, he really did but he was tired of denying himself what he wanted and his body was definitely on board. He waited for a sign she wasn’t right there with him. If she pulled back or jerked away, he’d apologize and they’d move forward from there. Instead she swayed toward him, sealing her fate. He grasped her waist, anchoring himself by touching her, the soft sweater doing little to hide her slender body or delicate curves. He tipped his head, sliding his tongue across her lips and with a soft moan, she parted her mouth and let him inside. She tasted of vanilla and coffee, a sweet flavor that was all Mia. Their tongues touched, tangled, and his body came alive with a hunger he hadn’t known before. She raised her arms, hands coming to his biceps, holding on for a brief second before she gave in and wrapped her arms around him, pulling him close, giving him all the excuse he needed to deepen the kiss. He tilted his head and consumed her, swirling his tongue around the further recesses of her mouth. He had no wall, no car door to push her against, which was a good thing because he wouldn’t have been able to control himself if he crushed his body against hers. TemptMe-AN

Read Today!

Amazon Universal: http://mybook.to/TemptMeBuy
Google Play: http://bit.ly/2h3PxlH
Add to GoodReads: http://bit.ly/2hM0wEU
TemptMeTeaser3

Start the Series of Standalones Today!

Rock Me
Google Play: https://goo.gl/mzf1ZA
Add to GoodReads: https://goo.gl/cyYexn

Meet Carly Phillips:

6 -
1P0A8410_1Carly Phillips is the N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of over 50 sexy contemporary romance novels, including the Indie published, Dare to Love Series. She is happily married to her college sweetheart, the mother of two nearly adult daughters and three crazy dogs. Carly loves social media and is always around to interact with her readers.

Connect with Carly:

Sign up for Carly’s Newsletter at: http://www.carlyphillips.com/newsletter-sign-up/ Sign up for Blog and Website updates at: http://www.carlyphillips.com/blog Sign up for Text Updates of New Releases: http://tinyurl.com/p3upm5s Friend Carly on Facebook: www.facebook.com/carlyphillipsfanpage Hang out at Carly’s Corner! (Hot guys & giveaways!) http://smarturl.it/CarlysCornerFB Instagram: https://instagram.com/carlyphillips Twitter: www.twitter.com/carlyphillips Website: www.carlyphillips.com

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Review: Down On Me (Man of the Month Book 1) by J. Kenner

DOM_RB_BANNER

Down On Me, the first standalone in the Man of the Month Series by #1 New York Times bestselling author J. Kenner is LIVE!

1 -
January - Down On Me

Title: Down On Me

Author: J. Kenner

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publishing Date: January 16th

Tight muscles. Vibrant Ink.
Meet Mr. January. Winter’s never looked so hot …
Certified bachelor Reece Walker wants two things—to save the local bar he manages and to get Jenna Montgomery into his bed.
He has a few ideas for the bar. But Jenna . . . well, he’s going to have to rely on cold showers, because she’s been his best friend for years, and that’s a line he just can’t cross.
Until one wild kiss on a dark night changes everything. Now Reece is certain Jenna’s meant to be his.
And with long nights in bed, sensual caresses, and deep, lingering kisses, he sets out to thoroughly convince her that friends can be lovers, too.
**Down On Me is the first in a binge read series by New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, and #1 International bestselling author of the million copy Stark series, J. Kenner.
Each book in the series is a STANDALONE novel with NO cliffhanger and a guaranteed HEAT!
But even so, you won’t want to miss any in the series. Because then you can answer the question…
Who’s Your Man of the Month?

Review:

Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

*A little bit spoilery, but I have to rant*

You know what bugs me the most? That I dropped everything to read this book as soon as it arrived on my kindle. I am a huge fan of J. Kenner and I wanted to read this book so bad. Then Reece happened and he ruined the book. Wanna know why? Because he slept with Meghan in the first paragraph of the book. We got to read that and after their horizontal dance he took her out for a drink, where Jenna found them. As if that wasn't enough later we learn that Reece hadn't slept with another woman after the incident he had with Jenna and he chose Meghan to end that dry spell on the night he was supposed to pick Jenna up from the airport. So, not only did he blow Jenna up, but he also chose to spend that time with another woman. I have a feeling Meghan will be a heroine in one of the other 11 books.That is going to be fun. NOT. Fast forward a couple of chapters later, Reece is getting jealous when he sees Jenna with another man while he brought his one night stand to the place he knew Jenna would see her. He didn't have a right to act like he did. Then he said that he had feelings for Jenna for a long long time. And that's where I lost all hope for romance in this book. Stuff like that make me believe that Reece and every other hero who has slept with another woman while he was in love with the heroine, could do it again. I wanted him to be more committed to Jenna. And honestly, they could have spent all the time that was wasted on Meghan doing something else, like I don't know, exploring their feelings for each other? Getting from friends to lovers? Because I wasn't sold on their relationship. It needed more time to develop and convince me that these two should end up together.

I read this book two weeks before this review was written and I still haven't gotten over Reece's awfulness. I have put him on the worst heroes of all time list and he ain't going anywhere else. The whole Meghan thing ruined the book for me because HE HAD FEELINGS FOR JENNA. If he hadn't even met her yet, I would have had such a big issue with the book. I might have even enjoyed it, but I just ended up getting frustrated. As long as something similar to this situation happens in the next book, I will be happy. I will forget about Reece (Jenna was good) and I will pretend that the series begins with Hold on tight.


AVNOW

Read Today!

Amazon Universal: myBook.to/DownOnMe
Google Play: http://bit.ly/2iNkziM
Add to GoodReads: http://bit.ly/2jd6hs6

TEASER_5

About J. Kenner

jkennerJ. Kenner (aka Julie Kenner) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal and #1 International bestselling author of over seventy novels, novellas and short stories in a variety of genres. Though known primarily for her award-winning and international bestselling erotic romances (including the Stark and Most Wanted series) that have reached as high as #2 on the New York Times bestseller list, JK has been writing full time for over a decade in a variety of genres including paranormal and contemporary romance, “chicklit” suspense, urban fantasy, and paranormal mommy lit. JK has been praised by Publishers Weekly as an author with a “flair for dialogue and eccentric characterizations” and by RT Bookclub for having “cornered the market on sinfully attractive, dominant antiheroes and the women who swoon for them.” A five time finalist for Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA award, JK took home the first RITA trophy awarded in the category of erotic romance in 2014 for her novel, Claim Me (book 2 of her Stark Trilogy). Her Demon Hunting Soccer Mom series (as Julie Kenner) is currently in development with AwesomenessTV/Awestruck. Her books have sold over three million copies and are published in over twenty languages. In her previous career as an attorney, JK worked as a clerk on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and practiced primarily civil, entertainment and First Amendment litigation in Los Angeles and Irvine, California, as well as in Austin, Texas. She currently lives in Central Texas, with her husband, two daughters, and two rather spastic cats.

Connect with Julie:

Review: Rescuing Casey (Delta Force Heroes Book 7) by Susan Stoker


Susan Stoker
Rescuing Casey
Delta Force Heroes Book 7
Release Date January 16th, 2018


One-minute Casey Shea was minding her own business, doing her job, teaching entomology to college students, and the next she was in the middle of the Costa Rican jungle fighting for her life. Troy “Beatle” Lennon had watched his friends fall head over heels in love, but never thought it would happen to him. Until he sees a picture of one of his teammates’ sisters. That was it. The absolute joy in her eyes calls to him in a way he can't understand. But that joy is currently being threatened by an unknown person who’d had Casey kidnapped and hidden deep in the jungle. It’s up to Beatle to find her and keep her safe until the threat against her can be neutralized. Surviving the dangers of the jungle turns out to be the easy part…staying ahead of the killer is much more complicated…and deadly.

  **Rescuing Casey is the 7th book in the Delta Force Heroes Series. Each book is a stand-alone, with no cliffhanger endings.


Review:

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars


Rescuing Casey was a good book. It had some great twists and it kept me engaged. The main characters had good chemistry and it helped me get over the insta-lust/love they had. The circumstances in which they meet under are not ideal, but the whole setting worked for me. Uncovering the reasons why Casey was abducted was one of the best parts of the book. It added more to the story. I was very satisfied with the whole book. The story was good and it had a nice flow. My only complain when it comes to this book was the epilogue because it teased us for all the upcoming couples and the one couple I wanted to read the most about is the last one to get a happy ending.  Truck and Mary's story was the one mentioned the most since Truck is on the team that stayed with Casey and he liked to talk about his Mary. I need them to get their happy end soon. And I hope it will be as drama free as this book was. Casey didn't show any signs of having any psychological trauma after everything she went through. I would have liked to see what effects the whole situation had on Casey on a less superficial level, but still, the story worked for me and I liked it.


Susan Stoker

New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, Susan Stoker has a heart as big as the state of Texas where she lives, but this all-American girl has also spent the last fourteen years living in Missouri, California, Colorado, and Indiana. She's married to a retired Army man who now gets to follow her around the country. She debuted her first series in 2014 and quickly followed that up with the SEAL of Protection Series, which solidified her love of writing and creating stories readers can get lost in.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Review:Return of the Lycan King: Nicholas and Kristen by Candace Blackburn

One life, one mate.That is the rule for Lycans, and after waiting for over a thousand years, Nicholas Konstantine has finally found his. But Kristen O'Connor doesn't know she is a Lycan. He wants to claim her, but she's scared. Will they face everything together, or will her fears be stronger than their love?






About Return of the Lycan King: Book 1: Nicholas and Kristen

Title: Return of the Lycan King: Book 1: Nicholas and Kristen
Author: Candace Blackburn
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: January 16, 2018
Publisher: Candace Blackburn
Series: Return of the Lycan King
Format: Digital eBook
Digital ISBN: 9780692994450

One life, one mate. Nicholas Konstantine has been waiting over a thousand years for his mate. But when he finds her, she's completely unaware of her Lycan biology, and she's battling her own personal demons.

Kristen O'Connor is a recovering addict, with some major trust issues. By not letting anyone get close, she won't get hurt. Yet after one meetiing with Nicholas, her walls are crumbling, and she wants more with this man.

But Nicholas reveals his Lycan side, and hers as well. In addition, ghosts from both of their pasts come back to haunt them. Will they face everything together, or will Kristen's fears be stronger than her love?

Add to your TBR list: Goodreads

Available: Amazon


Review:

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

I was going to give 5 stars to the book, but in the end, it didn't work for me as much as I thought it would. First of all our heroine is an addict. That is not bad, unless you count all the bad things she did when she was using (and has regretted them) and how little faith some people aka her brother have in her. Secondly, you have the brother and Cass. I wanted them to get their happy ending in this book and have Dante have his in the third. Now I will have to wait for them to get over their problems in the third book with the unknown release date. I do not know Cass well enough to understand her reaction to her mate's secret (I honestly cannot remember his name). I want them to solve their problems in the next book and get their happy ending. And speaking of the second book, let's talk about how the relationship of the next couple was ruined. Everything was going great and they had admitted the whole "you are my mate thing" but then the heroine had to go and ruin it which led to a cliffhanger ending. Nicholas and Kristen's story ends on a happy note, but two other couples are broken at the moment and even the second book doesn't have a release date. How am I supposed to cope until then? 

The book is not bad for the first in a series, but it's also not great. It got me hooked though and I plan on reading the next two and see what the author plans to do with this unique universe.



Excerpt:

"No." Repeating the word over and over, as if that would negate the reality, Kristen walked to the bathroom and turned on the lights. The fluorescent bulbs weren't needed to highlight what was there. Her pupils were, indeed, a deep yellow. The color was framed by her thickened eyebrows. She swung her hair around and...dear God. Her hair was at least a foot longer than it had been that very morning. Her fingers shook as she held a thick section of red hair.
All she saw were the claws.
The scream was primal and Kristen sobbed as she sank to the floor. Nicholas was there instantly, wrapping his arms around her.
"What is happening to me?"
He rocked her back and forth, rubbing her back in circular motions. "Your body is going through a change."
"No shit, Nicholas. But why me? God almighty, I'm waving the freak flag high enough as it is. Now I'm part animal?" She held her arms in front of her face. "I've got fucking claws!"
"I know, beautiful. I've seen them."
"Don't!"
"Don't what?"
"Call me beautiful. I'm anything but."
"You're incredibly beautiful. Even now, with all the things that are disturbing you so badly."
"They aren't disturbing to you? You spent the night fucking a Lycan, werewolf, whatever and you're perfectly calm." The sobs slowed as she turned to look at him. "Why is that, Nicholas?"
"Because," he said as he held out his hand. Kristen gasped as claws extended from his finger tips. "I'm a Lycan too."

Copyright © 2018 Return of the Lycan King: Book 1 Nicholas and Kristen by Candace Blackburn


About Candace Blackburn:

Candace makes her home in North Carolina with her high school sweetheart husband and their two sons. She's an indie author who has published two previous romances (with a bit of fantasy in each), Tristan's Redemption and Nate's Forgiveness. Her current works are all paranormal romance (her favorite genre to read!) and are set in her home state. She loves coffee, cold weather, the Boston Red Sox, the Carolina Panthers, and hearing from fans.

Connect with Candace: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Amazon



Rafflecopter for Return of the Lycan King: Book 1: Nicholas and Kristen Release Week Blitz Giveaway:

Candace is offering one lucky winner a Sterling Silver Bracelet with a Citrine Charm and a second lucky winner a $25 Amazon Gift Card! To enter, simply fill out the Rafflecopter below:







Thursday, January 11, 2018

Seducing Her Brother's Best Friend (Tea for Two, #3) by Noelle Adams

Fifteen years ago, three girls were thrown together because their brothers were best friends. Now they're all grown up, and their brothers are grown up too. The Tea for Two series tells their stories. Fans of New York Times Bestselling Author, Noelle Adams, will love this newest playful friends become lovers story featuring Carol and Patrick, releasing January 10, 2017.




About Seducing Her Brother’s Best Friend:

Title: Seducing Her Brother’s Best Friend
Author: Noelle Adams
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 10, 2018
Publisher: Noelle Adams
Series: Tea for Two
Format: Digital eBook
Digital ISBN: 9781386624455

Synopsis:

After too many years being overlooked by men, Carol is ready to take action. She wants a man, and she knows which man she wants. Her brother’s best friend, Patrick Stevenson.

Patrick is funny and brainy and the sexiest man she’s ever known, but he has never looked at her as anything except his friend’s little sister. That’s going to change.

Carol isn’t good at flirting. Or seduction. Or anything that requires putting herself out there. But she’s going to make sure Patrick sees her as a desirable woman—and one he wants for more than one night—even if it turns her whole world upside down. He already likes her a lot. He just needs to open his eyes to how good they’d be together.

After all, how stubborn can he be?

Add to your TBR list: Goodreads


Review:

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars


 have separated the book into two parts in my mind. The first one is the good one where Carol and Patrick overcome their hesitations and go from the friend zone to doing the horizontal dance. Everything was good and I was into the story despite having a hero who wasn't the usual type. Patrick has low self-esteem and confidence and he doesn't believe he is worthy of Carol which would have been cute if he wasn't bringing it up every 2 pages. This is the reason I disliked the second part. I was tired of having him and Carol been on and off because she was too good for him. Instead of worshiping her he kept on making things worse and worse. It was frustrating and it made me hate the book a little bit. I was expecting more from Noelle Adams and she disappointed me a little, but it wasn't completely a bad book, hence the reason I am giving it 3 stars instead of 2 or 1.

Excerpt:
She narrowed her eyes even more and gave him a cool glare. “You might as well just admit it. I know exactly what happened.”
He groaned softly. “All right. Fine. I couldn’t believe you’d be acting like… like that.”
Like what?”
She was making this as hard as possible for him, and he couldn’t even blame her. “Like you… liked me.” It sounded ridiculous, immature, but he couldn’t think of any other way to put it.
And you really can’t believe that I do?”
He wanted to be anywhere but here, put on the spot like this. He wanted to get up and leave, somehow escape everything he was feeling.
But, if he did, that would be it. He’d never have Carol in his life again. He might have messed this up completely, but he wasn’t prepared to lose her for good. So he told her the truth. “No. I really can’t.”
Why the hell not?”
Carol almost never used to rough language—even something as mild as “hell.” It seemed to emphasize how upset she really was.
I… I don’t even know.”
She stared at him for a full minute. He could see her chest rise and fall with her heaving breathing. Then she finally got up, muttering, “You’re a real idiot sometimes. You know that, right?” She went to the kitchen and opened the refrigerator.
He hauled himself to his feet and followed her. “I know I’m an idiot. I know that. But I’m still here, trying to fix things.”
She was staring into her open refrigerator, like she’d forgotten what she’d come here for.
Carol,” he said, touching her shoulder gently. She looked so hurt and wounded. He couldn’t believe he was important enough to her to make her feel this way.
She whirled around to face him. “Why shouldn’t I like you?” she demanded.
He blinked. “Because… because it seems pretty obvious that it’s just because the others have gotten together.”
What does that even mean?”
I mean Emma and Noah got together, and then Ginny and Ryan got together. So now we’re the only two left. I get it. I do. It would make sense for us to get paired up in the same way. But that doesn’t mean it’s… it’s real.”
She made a loud, throaty sound of naked frustration.
Patrick contorted his face as he was washed with self-consciousness and confusion. “I’m trying to be honest here.”
I know you are. I know you are!”
She closed the refrigerator, having taken nothing out. “Why wouldn’t we be good together?”
We’re totally different. If I wasn’t the last guy left in our little group, you’d choose someone totally different.” He knew this much for sure. He’d been rehearsing it over and over again—for months now—reminding himself that any soft looks she’d given him had been based on something other than real attraction.
How do you know that?”
Carol, please. I know I act stupid sometimes, but I do have a functioning mind. And neither one of us deserves to be stuck with… whoever happens to be left.”
She gaped at him. Literally gaped. Then her cheeks paled even more. “You think I’m… just whoever happens to be left.”
Not you,” he gasped, shocked that she’d ever even imagine he felt that way. “Not you. Me. I’m whoever is left.”
You… you… you…” She was panting, couldn’t even get the words out.
Me what?”
You idiot!
He was processing her uncontrolled outburst and so he wasn’t prepared for what she did next.
What she did was launch herself at him, grabbing his head and pulling it down into a kiss.
Since he wasn’t prepared, he couldn’t control his response. And he’d been wanting her too much, for too long, and not letting himself act on that desire.
So he didn’t stop it, even though he knew he should.
He didn’t push her away gently and explain that it couldn’t happen.
He kissed her back.

Copyright © 2018 Seducing Her Brother’s Best Friend by Noelle Adams


Other Books in the Tea For Two series:

Falling For HerBrother’s Best Friend

After too many bad decisions in romance, Emma is going on a man-fast. For the next six months, she's fasting from men. No sex. No dating. No soulful gazes. No fond memories of her first crush. She's going to spend the time focusing on her career, getting in touch with herself, and helping her two best friends with the launch of their new tea room. No men.

And that includes her brother's best friend, Noah Hart, who has just returned to their hometown.

She doesn't want Noah anyway. He might be even hotter than he was before, but he's not a nice guy anymore. He's made a fortune by acting ruthless in business, and the last thing he's looking for is small-town domestic life. He doesn't even want to be in town again, but a sick grandmother guilted him into it. Then he has nerve to not even recognize Emma when he sees her again. Maybe it's been seven years, but a decent guy would remember his best friend's little sister.

Noah is not a decent guy. Anyway, Emma is on a man-fast. And she doesn't want Noah.

At all.

Add to your TBR list: Goodreads



Winning Her Brother’s Best Friend

Ginny Hart loves men. And she loves dating. She just doesn't want a serious relationship. She's tried it before--with her brother's best friend, Ryan--and it's clear she's not cut out for it. So she'll keep having fun and focusing on the new tea shop she recently opened with her best friend.

That's all she needs in her life.

She definitely doesn't need Ryan, who is always hanging around and has turned into a real player. When he challenges her to prove which of them is more popular with the opposite sex, she takes him up on the bet. One month. Four Saturday nights. She'll show him she's not still holding on to old feelings. It doesn't matter if she can't seem to keep her hands off him.

She's not about to let him win.

Add to your TBR list: Goodreads



About Noelle Adams:

Noelle handwrote her first romance novel in a spiral-bound notebook when she was twelve, and she hasn’t stopped writing since. She has lived in eight different states and currently resides in Virginia, where she reads any book she can get her hands on and offers tribute to a very spoiled cocker spaniel.

She loves travel, art, history, and ice cream. After spending far too many years of her life in graduate school, she has decided to reorient her priorities and focus on writing contemporary romances.



:

Rafflecopter for Seducing Her Brother’s Best Friend Review & Excerpt TourGiveaway:

Noelle is offering one (1) lucky Grand Prize winner a $25 Amazon Gift Card and three (3) Runner-ups eCopy of one book from Noelle’s Tea For Two series (winner’s choice). To enter, simply fill out the Rafflecopter below:


Review: Hot Shot (North Ridge, #3) by Karina Halle

SBPRBanner-HotShot-BT.jpg


Hot Shot by Karina Halle Release Date: January 9th, 2018 Genre: Contemporary Romance Cover Design: Hang Le
Hot Shot AMAZON
Delilah Gordon has a secret.
She’s been in love with her best friend and the boy next door, Fox Nelson, since she was six years old.
And while most of her friends and family know about her unrequited crush, the one person who remains oblivious is Fox himself. To Delilah, it’s better this way. She’d rather pretend that they’re just friends, even though her feelings for the moody rugged mountain man are anything but tame.
Fox Nelson has a secret too.
As a wildland firefighter or “hot shot,” Fox parachutes into danger every day he’s on the job, risking all to fight wildfires that threaten ranches, forests and thousands of lives. But while Fox’s job is only for the brave, inside he feels anything but. The more he grapples with his raging demons, the more he realizes Delilah is the only one who can put out the flames.
As the two friends grow closer – and more intimate – than ever before, the more complicated their relationship becomes.
And Delilah has one more secret to reveal.
A secret that will change both their lives…forever.

Review:

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Hot Shot is the third book in the North Ridge series by Karina Halle. It belongs in the friends to lovers genre and it was a great read. I loved it and I am definitely recommending it. It wasn't perfect and had some flaws, but when I think of Delilah and Fox's story I only get warm and nice feelings. I enjoyed reading the book and I finished it in one seating. I was very drawn to the story and the writing style was good. Delilah was a great heroine and I loved her. She is my favorite character in this book. Fox wasn't the best hero and he had some moments when I wasn't so sure I liked him. He is not that bad though. And I am still giving it 5 stars

The story can be read as stand-alone, but it's one of those series where you want to read the story from the first book and enjoy the journey of each couple. I know that if a fourth book is released I will read it. I am hooked and I cannot hide it.

HotShot-AN
Start this series of sexy standalone, today!
blog tour

Excerpt:

It’s dark now and quiet except for the crickets. In the distance, the town of North Ridge glows, the lights giving way to the dark mountain ranges behind it and beyond that, a clear, starry sky.

I immediately feel better but it’s not enough. I need to walk, to get my head on straight, to get my heart to stop caving in.

I head down the slope to the barn. It’s second nature to want to come here during hard times. Growing up, if anyone in the house was fighting—and it was usually Shane and Fox—this was where you’d find them afterwards, licking their wounds.

Right now the barn is empty, all the horses are either in their paddocks or the pastures. I glance up at the hayloft and contemplate going up there when I hear footsteps behind me.

I immediately stiffen. It’s funny how you can feel someone’s specific presence without seeing them.

“What’s wrong with you?” Fox asks gruffly from behind me. Typical. Even if he’s concerned, sometimes he comes across like it annoys him to be concerned.

I take in a deep breath and turn around. “I don’t know,” I say, my voice measured. “Just felt a bit nauseous.”

He studies my face intently, so intently that I look away, my eyes drifting over the empty stalls. “I thought maybe I’d pissed you off somehow,” he says.

Is he baiting me?

I meet his eyes. “Why would you think that?”

“You could barely look at me during dinner,” he says, taking a step toward me until he’s a foot away. “Was it something I did? Is this about Conan?”

He’s so damn earnest in that last question that I have to laugh. I fold my arms across my chest. “No, Fox. This isn’t about your squirrel. It’s not about anything. I’m just…tired.”

I can tell he doesn’t believe me and the intensity has changed in his eyes. They’ve become more focused on me, like he’s seeing me for the first time and nothing else around us matters.

“I like this,” he says, his voice sounding thick. He takes a strand of my hair between his fingers and runs them down. “Your hair is so long. You should wear it down more often.”

I roll my eyes and hope I’m not blushing. “You guys are all the same. A girl wears her hair down and puts on some makeup and suddenly you realize that she’s actually hot. It’s like She’s All That come to life.”

Oh shit. I probably shouldn’t have said that last bit out loud since it’s a whole bunch of assumptions and I’m not one to flatter myself like that.

But he just grins. One of those cheeky, warm smiles that makes his eyes crinkle at the corners, the dimples appear in his scruff. He doesn’t smile like that very often and every time he does for me, it makes me feel…invincible.

“Del, I’ve always thought you were hot,” he says, still smiling. No awkwardness or hesitation. He just comes out and says it.

And now I am blushing. “Yeah right.”

“What?” he asks, tucking my hair behind my ear and—hell—his touch causes warm shivers to wash down my back. “It’s true. I mean, look at you.”

Don’t read into it. Don’t read into it.

“Do you remember that birthday party where we played spin the bottle?” I ask him, my voice sounding broken.

He nods. “Kind of.” But he doesn’t remove his hand, keeps playing with my hair.

I don’t know why I’m feeling brave all of a sudden but I am. “Well you spun the bottle and it stopped right at me. No mistake about it. And you got up and said it was stupid and left. Fox, we were good friends and you acted like kissing me was the worst thing on earth.”

His dark brows knit together but his eyes stay warm. “You remember that?”

“Fox. I’m a woman. I’m always going to remember when a boy rejects me, especially my best friend and especially at a young age.”

“But we were young. And I was pretty stupid back then.”

“You thought I was gross.”

He lets out a soft laugh. “I can promise you I did not think you were gross.” His hand then leaves my hair and trails down my arm to my hand. Sometimes Fox holds it and I know I shouldn’t think anything of it but every time he does I wonder if he realizes what it does to me. Then again, I’m starting to think he’s oblivious to absolutely everything.

“I didn’t kiss you,” he goes on, “not because I didn’t want to. I did.” He swallows, shrugs. “I just didn’t want our first kiss to be from spin the bottle.”

Hold up…what?

“What do you mean? Our first kiss?” I repeat, my pulse quickening.

“I don’t know, Del. Back then, I kind of assumed that we would end up together at some point. You know all through high school I had just been waiting to make my move and ask you out. At least figure out if you liked me or not. But then you started going out with that guy with the big ears, what was his name, Ryan McGee? And that’s when I realized that it was probably all in my head. You were just a friend. A sister, even. And I was just a brother to you.”

Holy. Fucking. Shit.

This is way too much to process.

Fox thought we’d end up together.

He actually liked me back in high school!

“You look shocked,” he says, raising a brow. “I thought it was pretty obvious.”

“Obvious?” I blurt out. “No. No it wasn’t.”

He lets go of my hand and shrugs with one shoulder. “It’s funny how life goes, isn’t it? It was probably for the best anyway. Could you have imagined us dating? Being a couple.”

Yes, fucking yes.



Meet Karina: 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.
Connect with Karina: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorkarinahalle/ Amazon: http://amzn.to/2vo9pq4 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/authorhalle/ Join her Reader Group: https://goo.gl/wpCBSS Stay up to date with Karina by signing up for her newsletter here: https://goo.gl/Ve4eCh http://authorkarinahalle.com