Monday, August 21, 2017

Drunk Dial by Penelope Ward




DRUNK DIAL
(A standalone)
Release date: 8/21/2017
A Contemporary Romance Novel
New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author
Penelope Ward



From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new, sexy standalone novel.

It seemed like a good idea at the time. Look up Landon Roderick, that boy from childhood whom I’d never been able to forget—even though he so easily forgot about me—and call him.

Then again, anything sounds like a good idea when you’ve had a little too much wine before bed, right? It was supposed to be just a quick, meaningless, prank call. Instead, I went off on him—unloading thirteen years of pent-up emotions.

I didn’t think he’d call me back.

I certainly could never have anticipated the weeks of sexually tense phone conversations that followed as I got to know the man he’d become.

Turned out, Landon had never really forgotten me, either. That special connection we had was still there. I opened up to him, but there were also things about me he didn’t know. And he had his own secrets.

Over the countless hours we talked on the phone, I wondered what would happen if we actually saw each other. One night, I did something impulsive again. Only this time, I went to the airport and booked a ticket to California. We were about to find out if one phone call could bring two lost souls together or if my drunk dial really was all just a big mistake.

A complete STANDALONE.



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When I saw that Penelope Ward had her next book coming out, I knew that I HAD to have it. I relentlessly refreshed my kindle hoping that every time it synced, one time would be the magical time that Drunk Dial showed up on my kindle. I could not wait to dive into this book and get to know Landon and Rana. 

Landon and Rana were friends when they were growing up. Rana lived in the converted garage at Landon's parents house. Rana looked at Landon as the boy next door that she had a huge crush on. Circumstances happened and Rana moved away. 

Fast forward and Rana thinks she has moved on with her life. Add in a little too much alcohol and it becomes like truth serum. You reminisce about the past and you gain a little liquid courage. One drunk dial to get it all out of her system changes her entire life. I really enjoyed Rana. She is flawed and has gone through more than you can ever imagine. Ward does a fantastic job of slowly peeling back the layers of the onion with Rana. It made me love and understand Rana even more. 

Landon never forgot the girl that lived in his garage one day and was gone the next. When he gets that call he is utterly shocked, yet happy. It takes a lot for Ward to top her previous hero. She knows how to write a sexy as sin man. With every book, I gain a new favorite. Landon is hands down the best. He's sexy as sin, speak straight to your soul, and he's flawed. He's not perfect but he never claims to be. I think that is what I loved most about him. 

Drunk Dial is full of emotion. I laughed, I swooned, and I cried, hard. During certain points, I couldn't see my kindle through the tears pouring down my face. I needed Rana to tell me something funny. You know the author does an amazing job when she can stir that much emotion out of the reader. Penelope Ward does this flawlessly. She always does it flawlessly. I will forever read every word that she puts out because I know hands down, I will love it. 

Drunk Dial is a must read. It's a book that's good for the soul. It shows you that no matter the mistakes you've made in life, there's always a way to persevere. There's always a rainbow after a rain storm.   Penelope never does sequels but man oh man do I wish she would with this book. 



We all have that old flame or crush that you would love to give a piece of your adult mind.  Of course, we would never do that without a little bit of liquid courage in us.  That is what happened to start off this whole roller coaster of emotions that is guaranteed to leave you with a happy heart at the end.

Rana used to live in the garage that was in the back of Landon's house.  They were friends and Rana might have had a little crush.  Landon of course had no idea.   Of course, something bad had to happen and Rana and Landon were torn apart.

Here comes modern day and Rana is in the dumps.  She wears her heart on her sleeve and lives with a crazy room mate that may or may not want to kill her.  After a bad night of belly dancing she decides to drown her sorrows in a bottle of wine and call the one person in her life she feels was a total jerk to her.  Landon has no idea what to think when he answers the phone, but it is a good thing that he did seeing that the relationship that comes about is one that every woman swoons for.

Rana and Landon are perfect for each other and we as the readers are just waiting for them to realize it.  Landon lives in CA and owns a food truck.  He ran to CA after he found out that he was adopted and had his own little rebellion streak.  Little do we know that Rana did the same thing (can't tell you but you won't be able to guess).   They are both a little broken and need each other to be the band-aids that help bring each other back together.  Now we know that this is going to be hard to do as they live in different states, but what good book would be complete without the drama.

I feel like this book is broken into 3's, and that is fine.  I actually like it that way.  It is like you get 3 different short stories with the same characters. I love the dips and turns that happen in this book.  At one point you think you have it all figured out and there is your HEA and then you realize you are only 48% through the book.  I have been in a bit of a funk lately with books and had a hard time getting into anything.  This book was one that I enjoyed 100% and would recommend to anyone who loves to read. 







Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling
author. She’s a sixteen-time New York Times bestseller. Her novels are published in over
a dozen languages and can be found in bookstores around the world. Having grown up
in Boston with five older brothers, she spent most of her twenties as a television news
anchor, before switching to a more family-friendly career. She is the proud mother of a
beautiful 12-year- old girl with autism and a 11-year- old boy. Penelope and her family
reside in Rhode Island.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Drunk Dial by Penelope Ward **Sneak Peek**





DRUNK DIAL
(A standalone)
Release date: 8/21/2017
A Contemporary Romance Novel
New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author
Penelope Ward



From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new, sexy standalone novel.

It seemed like a good idea at the time. Look up Landon Roderick, that boy from childhood whom I’d never been able to forget—even though he so easily forgot about me—and call him.

Then again, anything sounds like a good idea when you’ve had a little too much wine before bed, right? It was supposed to be just a quick, meaningless, prank call. Instead, I went off on him—unloading thirteen years of pent-up emotions.

I didn’t think he’d call me back.

I certainly could never have anticipated the weeks of sexually tense phone conversations that followed as I got to know the man he’d become.

Turned out, Landon had never really forgotten me, either. That special connection we had was still there. I opened up to him, but there were also things about me he didn’t know. And he had his own secrets.

Over the countless hours we talked on the phone, I wondered what would happen if we actually saw each other. One night, I did something impulsive again. Only this time, I went to the airport and booked a ticket to California. We were about to find out if one phone call could bring two lost souls together or if my drunk dial really was all just a big mistake.

A complete STANDALONE.



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After that evening, I hadn’t heard back from him for a few days.
Then, one night, a text came in from the same phone number I recognized as Landon’s. It
was the first time he’d texted me.
I looked down to find he’d sent a photo.
I gasped.
It was a heavily tatted man set against the backdrop of the ocean at sunset. Oh, my. It was
him—a selfie.
Fuck. Me. He was beautiful.
I wouldn’t have even known it was Landon were it not for the blue eyes I recognized
instantly. The shaggy, caramel hair I remembered from the past was now a darker shade
of brown and shorter, cropped closer to his head. His arms and his chest were inked, his
body so perfect that if I squinted, it almost resembled carved stone.
I couldn’t stop looking at him. My eyes wanted nothing more than to explore the ridges
and valleys of his stunning body.
Was this a cruel joke?
This was not Landon!
But, it was.
With my thumb and middle finger, I kept zooming in and out, examining the details of
the ink across his chest and on his arms. There was really nothing sexier than a guy with
perfect arms and a full sleeve tattoo.
Even though his lips seemed fuller than I recalled, they still curved into a familiar grin
that oozed confidence. The eyes and that smile were the only traces of the boy I
remembered. I wished I could’ve leapt through the screen to smell him, touch him.
“Hi, Landon,” I whispered, for a brief moment talking to the boy inside, not the man in
front of me.
This Landon was the polar opposite of the Ivy League yuppie image previously in my
head. The only thing the man pictured might have majored in was badassery. He looked
like a rockstar, a rule breaker, displaying a sense of arousing danger—someone who must
have had women from all walks of life drooling over him for the sheer fact that either
they couldn’t have him or shouldn’t have him. It suddenly became clear why, as he’d
alluded to, a woman might have been begging him for sex. That made me wonder if he
had any secret tattoos in spots I wasn’t allowed to see.
God.
A fire was burning inside of me, and I knew it was my crush exploding into a full-blown
obsession.
A self-conscious feeling came over me. If I was scared to show him a picture of myself
before, now I was really hesitant.
The message that went along with the photo simply read:
Now show me you.






Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling
author. She’s a sixteen-time New York Times bestseller. Her novels are published in over
a dozen languages and can be found in bookstores around the world. Having grown up
in Boston with five older brothers, she spent most of her twenties as a television news
anchor, before switching to a more family-friendly career. She is the proud mother of a
beautiful 12-year- old girl with autism and a 11-year- old boy. Penelope and her family
reside in Rhode Island.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Release Day Launch: The Lucky Heart by Devney Perry



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Title: The Lucky Heart
Author: Devney Perry
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Life on his ranch could be their future. If they can overcome their past.

Felicity’s life story reads like the script to a bad soap opera. Girl’s high-school boyfriend becomes a drug addict. Girl falls for boyfriend’s best friend. Girl leaves them both behind only to return home years later for murdered ex-boyfriend’s funeral. Now she’s back home in Montana, ready to start fresh. She’s got a long list of amends to make and relationships to rebuild, including one with the man who has owned her heart for sixteen years. Silas doesn’t need much. He’s got a great horse, close friends and the Lucky Heart ranch, but something has always been missing. He’s not an idiot. He knows the missing piece is Felicity. And now that she’s returned to Prescott, he’s got a second chance to win her heart. This time, the only thing standing in his way is history. Drudging up the past is going to be about as painful as playing tug of war with barbed wire. But if they can heal old wounds, he’ll get the girl he should have had all along.


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What a fucking horrible day. Wes’s funeral had been about as much fun as shoveling horse shit. I’d gone home to the ranch afterward and gotten straight to work, hoping it would distract me, but after three hours, I knew nothing was going to take my mind off Felicity. Fourteen years. I hadn’t seen her in fourteen years, and today was the day she’d come back to Prescott. For Wes. She’d stayed away from her family, from me, for fourteen years, but she’d come back for Wes? That stung. Then on top of it all, she’d acted like an ice queen. It made the fact that she was still the most beautiful woman I’d ever seen even harder to stomach. I just couldn’t believe the harsh and rude woman at Wes’s funeral had been my Felicity. So here I was, standing outside her hotel room door in the freezing cold, needing to see for myself if she had really changed that much. Because if she had, then maybe I could finally let her go. I raised my fist and banged on the door, taking out some of my frustration on its wooden face. “Coming,” Felicity called. She must not have checked the peephole because when she opened the door, she sucked in a sharp breath. Fuck. Why did she have to be so beautifully sad? All I wanted was to pull her into my arms. Her eyes had been covered at the funeral, hidden behind huge black sunglasses, but now I saw they were red and puffy. She’d cried for losing Wes. Had she ever cried that much over me? Without a word, she stepped back and swung an arm out for me to come in. I stepped inside and crossed the room but didn’t sit. “How are you?” she asked after closing the door. “Fine. You?” She shrugged. “I’ve had better days.” “So since you’re in a bad place, it gives you the right to treat people like shit?” The words flew out of my mouth without thought and I regretted them the second she winced. She took a calming breath. “I know I didn’t handle myself the right way at the funeral. I’m sorry for being rude to you and I’ll be apologizing to my family on Christmas.” I scoffed. “Did you apologize to your mom and brother for not visiting for fourteen fucking years?” She winced again. Fuck. What was wrong with me? I had always tried to keep a hold on my temper where Felicity was concerned but again I was blurting out attacks. This time, she didn’t keep that calm composure. Her spine stiffened and her lip curled. “That’s none of your business,” she snapped. “I apologize for being rude to you at the funeral, but if all you’re here to do is yell at me, get out.” I closed the gap between us, standing right in her space and glaring down at her. Most people, men and women, would have cowered. I usually intimidated people with this glare, but not Felicity. Time hadn’t dulled her feisty spirit in the slightest. She didn’t move an inch, just glared right back. “You’d like that,” I sneered, “wouldn’t you?” “Like what?” she asked through gritted teeth. “For me to leave so you can go back to pretending that avoiding this place and the people here wasn’t totally fucking selfish.” I was being a complete and total asshole. I knew it, I just couldn’t stop. All the pain I’d buried for years had bubbled up to the surface and was spewing out of my mouth. Felicity’s eyes welled but she didn’t lose her edge. “What else? Obviously, you came here to pick a fight. To hurt me back. So, keep going. If that’s what it will take to make you feel better, then please, keep going.” Another thing that hadn’t changed: she called me on my shit. My anger deflated and I shook my head. “It’s not making me feel better.” “Then what will?” Not fighting with her would make me feel better. Having her explain what had happened all those years ago would make me feel better. Hearing why she’d stayed away for so long would make me feel better. But I didn’t tell her any of that. Instead, I crushed my mouth to hers and hugged her tight so she couldn’t push me away. Not that she tried. Her arms wrapped around my waist and she fisted my shirt in her hands. I poured all of the pain and anger she had caused me into our kiss. She gave me all of her grief and heartache. Neither of us stopped until we were both exhausted from hot and angry sex. While she slept on my side, I stared at the ceiling, wishing tonight had gone a whole lot differently. I wished I weren’t still drawn to her. I wished that she had come back for me, not Wes. I wished that I weren’t such a damned fool, always waiting on the sidelines, ready to pick her up when he broke her heart. All tonight did was prove one thing. History really does repeat itself. 

The Lucky Heart is book three in the Jamison Valley Series.  I highly recommend reading The Coppersmith Farmhouse and The Clover Chapel before reading this book.  

I stumbled upon Devney’s books one evening and gave them a shot for two reasons.  I love small town romances and its set in Montana so I figured we might get some good old boys.  For me reading had become a bit of a challenge when I started this series.  I just had a baby and I couldn’t get into a book if I tried.  After finishing The Coppersmith Farmhouse I was hooked.  This series has quickly become one of my all-time favorites. 

The Lucky Heart is Silas Grant and Felicity Cleary’s book.  You meet them in the first two stories.  For me I was very intrigued about the mystery of Silas Grant.  We learned Silas up and joined the Army right after high school and is now back and working on the family Ranch “The Lucky Heart”.   Felicity Cleary is Jess’s sister who is the town Sheriff.  Right after high school Felicity moved to Seattle and has lived there for 16 years.  The first impression we get of Felicity is she is a nasty person.  The only reason she in now back in Prescott is for her ex-boyfriend Wes’s funeral.  Wes also happens to be a best friend of her brother Jess and of Silas. 

In the previous stories, we are lead to believe that something had happened between Silas and Felicity before they both left town.  Now that they are back in Prescott the past is going to bring their ugly history up.  Silas and Felicity have a lot to work through:  betrayals, loss of friendships, loss of life, guilt, heart break and pain all caused by decisions that were made when they were young.  Can they both heal their hearts and move forward together?  Or has 16 years and young decisions ruined what could have been for them?

If you have read the first two books, you will love that Devney kept us update on Jess, Gigi, Nick, Emmaline, Maisy, Beau, Michael and Milo.  The small town of Prescott has wiggled into my heart.  I cannot wait to get the rest of the stories, especially Maisy’s.  That girl needs her happily ever after! 





 

Devney lives in Montana with her husband and two children. After working in the technology industry for nearly a decade, she abandoned conference calls and project schedules to enjoy a slower pace at home with her kids. She loves reading and, after consuming hundreds of books, decided to share her own stories.

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Twisted Twosome by Meghan Quinn



TWISTED TWOSOME
NA Romantic Comedy

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From the first day I met Racer McKay, I knew our interaction was going to be incredibly brief. First impressions really do matter and unfortunately, I didn’t make a very good one.

At the time, I didn’t think much of it. I was never going to see this man again, right? 

Wrong! When I’m met with the opportunity of a lifetime, there is only one man in the state of New York who can assist me. And can you guess who it is? 

But what I don’t realize is he needs me just as much as I need him. I have money he’s desperate for, and he holds the key to making my dreams come true. 

So, we reluctantly join forces.

Our pranks turn from sarcastic banter, to sexual tension and lust-filled glances. Bickering matches quickly morph into slow burn moments. We’re hot, we’re cold. We push and pull. I need him, I don’t want him. We’re on the verge of combusting with an agreement dangling dangerously between us. Neither one of us can afford to lose one another and yet, we’re finding it quite hard to decipher the line that rests between love and hate.

*Twisted Twosome is a stand alone romantic comedy.





I love all things Meghan Quinn. When I saw that her newest book was coming out, I couldn't wait to get it in my hot little hands. I am very much a mood reader and I was in the mood for something light, fun, and full of laughs. Once again Meghan didn't disappoint. Twisted Twosome was everything I was looking for. The opening scene in this book had me bent over from laughing. It is HILARIOUS. 

Twisted Twosome is the story of Georgiana and Racer. Georgiana is a spoiled, rich girl. You would think she is your typical rich girl but alas, she is so far from it. We first met Racer in My Best Friend's Ex.  I was excited to get to know him better. He was everything I wanted and more. The relationship between these two is pure perfection. I love the back and forth and all the pranks. 

Once again, Meghan has hit it out of the park. I don't think she can do any wrong when it comes to the words she releases to the world. If you've never read a book by Meghan Quinn, you're missing out. You need to remedy that right now and one-click this book. 






Born in New York and raised in Southern California, Meghan has grown into a sassy, peanut butter eating, blonde haired swearing, animal hoarding lady. She is known to bust out and dance if it's Raining Men; starts beating through the air and heaven forbid you get a margarita in her, protect your legs because they may be humped.

Once she started commuting for an hour and twenty minutes every day to work for three years, she began to have conversations play in her head, real life, deep male voices and dainty lady coos kind of conversations. Perturbed and confused, she decided to either see a therapist about the hot and steamy voices running through her head or start writing them down. She decided to go with the cheaper option and started writing... enter her first novel, Caught Looking.

Now you can find the spicy, most definitely on the border of lunacy, kind of crazy lady residing in Colorado with the love of her life and her five, furry four legged children, hiking a trail or hiding behind shelves at grocery stores, wondering what kind of lube the nervous stranger will bring home to his wife.

Oh and she loves a good boob squeeze!
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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Cover Reveal: Complications on Ice by S.R. Grey

Title: Complications on Ice
Series: A Boys of Winter Novel
Author: S.R. Grey
Genre: Sports Romance / RomCom
Release Date: September 18, 2017
Cover Photography: CJC Photography 
Cover Model: Alex Neff 
Cover Designer: Najla Qamber Designs
Fun-loving professional hockey player Benjamin “Benny” Perry is all about scoring, both on and off the ice. With his good looks and easygoing personality, women flock to him, which is great. It keeps things the way this Las Vegas Wolves forward likes—uncomplicated.
Too bad that’s all about to change.
When Benny decides to get back at his coach by pursuing his daughter, Eliza, who’s just returned to town under mysterious circumstances, complications abound. What begins as a simple conquest becomes anything but when Benny starts to really fall for Eliza.
But something is up.
Though Eliza seems to be as into him as he is to her, Benny senses she’s hiding something.
Or maybe she’s hiding someone. 
Benny would never guess Eliza is hiding a baby—her baby. But it doesn’t end there. The father of her child just happens to be a hockey player too. And he’s Benny’s biggest nemesis.
Now he’s joining the team. Talk about complicated!
Complications on Ice is the 3rd standalone novel in the bestselling Boys of Winter hockey romance series.

S.R. Grey is an Amazon Top 100 and a #1 Barnes & Noble Bestselling author. She is the author of the brand new Boys of Winter hockey romance series, the popular Judge Me Not books, the Promises series, the Inevitability duology, A Harbour Falls Mystery trilogy, and the Laid Bare series of novellas. Ms. Grey's works have appeared on multiple Amazon Bestseller lists, including Top 100 several times. She is also a #1 Bestselling Author on Barnes & Noble and a Top 100 Bestselling Author on iTunes. 

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