Night after Night – Cover reveal

We are extremely excited to share the covers for the wicked hot Seductive Nights Series, Lauren’s first erotic romance series. The first novel in this erotic romance is NIGHT AFTER NIGHT, releasing May 12 and can be read as a standalone romance. The prequel novella releasing with it called FIRST NIGHT is a reworking of the previously released ebook FIRST NIGHT AND EVER AFTERS. It’s no longer available on retailers, but will be republished in its new form in May and we can’t wait!! Don’t miss the beautiful covers below and the giveaway!   Message from Lauren:   I am having a blast writing Clay and Julia’s love story. They are a super sexy and feisty couple and I cannot wait to share them with readers! Clay is all alpha male hot guy in a suit with a tender heart, and Julia is one of my favorite heroines. I do feel I should warn readers — he’s my dirtiest of my dirty-talking heroes, and if you’ve read Playing With Her Heart that’s saying something 🙂    

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ABOUT FIRST NIGHT:   An erotic novella from the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lauren Blakely… It was only supposed to be one night…   When the sexy-as-sin lawyer walked into her bar in San Francisco,Julia Bell simply wanted a break from the troubles that kept chasing her. That escape came in the form of sinfully handsome Clay Nichols, a man who captivates her mind AND turns her inside out with pleasure.The attraction is electric and they share one scorchingly hot night together, but they also discover there is more than just off-the-charts chemistry; the connection between them runs deep. Clay never thought he’d return to New York with this woman still on his mind. But he can’t get her out of his system, and he needs more of her…He wants more than just the first night…   *This is a prequel novella to the erotic romance NIGHT AFTER NIGHT.    

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    ABOUT NIGHT AFTER NIGHT:   A sensual, emotionally-charged erotic romance from the New York Timesand USA Today Bestselling author Lauren Blakely… He plays to win and isn’t afraid to break all the rules…   Fiery bartender Julia Bell has been hit on by her fair share of customers, but has never been tempted to dip so much as a toe in that particular dating pool. She wants a man who can claim her body AND captivate her mind. Enter Clay Nichols, a lawyer with a dirty mind and a mouth to match. Confident, sexy, and commanding, he takes Julia to new heights of pleasure. And after one unforgettable weekend together,he craves more of her. If only she hadn’t taken off without saying goodbye…   Julia has no room in her life for commitment, not while she has serious trouble breathing down her neck, thanks to the criminal dabblings of a former flame. She doesn’t want to involve anyone she cares about in the kind of danger that’s chasing her and that’s the problem with Clay-she’s falling for him. Hard. He makes her heart race, and sets her body on fire.   He’s determined to keep her in his life, no matter the cost. She’s the woman he desires in every way. But when the past threatens to destroy any chance at a future, she has to make a choice -keep running, or give love a shot with a man who can hold her imagination, and her heart, night after night…   NIGHT AFTER NIGHT TEASER:   Her eyes darkened with lust as she stared at him. Her reaction madehim hotter, harder.   “I’m being punished for turning you on?”   Another shake of his head. “No. You are being rewarded for turning meon. But we’re doing it my way. You teased the f*&k out of me, and nowI want to watch you squirm. Crawl up on my bed and get on your hands and knees.”   She held up her wrists, a sexy wink in her eyes. “I’ve been waiting for this.”   “Go, woman. And leave your shoes and stockings on.”   Preorder:    iTunes   Night After Night -Full Cover Wrap
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About Lauren Blakely:   Lauren Blakely writes sexy contemporary romance novels with heat, heart, and humor, and her books have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks bestseller lists. Like the heroine in FAR TOO TEMPTING, she thinks life should be filled with family, laughter, and the kind of love that love songs promise. Lauren lives in California with her husband, children, and dogs. Her novels include Caught Up In UsPretending He’s MinePlaying With Her Heart, and Trophy Husband. She also writes for young adults under the name Daisy Whitney.    

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A Hot series that has just come to my attention

This series has just come to my attention. Normally I wouldn’t be suggesting something that I myself haven’t read yet, however this has been suggested to me by several people – all whose opinions I greatly respect. So being the nice person that I am I decided to share the love.

These books while part of a series, can be read as a stand alone.

WIld

What it’s all about

An independent woman, a controlling man, and one wild one-night stand…

Kat Kennedy moved to the rugged coast of Maine to start a new life, but encountered much more than she bargained for in dark, dangerous, and seductive Lane Wild.

Desire and temptation smolder before she succumbs to her darkest fantasies with the captivating stranger. She doesn’t expect to see him again after an explosive one-night stand leaves her breathless and craving more, but just like lightning in the darkness, he shows up in her life at the most unpredictable moments.

A sensual game of cat and mouse ensues before the attraction between them reaches a fever pitch—the magnetism combustible, the sexual tension nearly unbearable—and Kat finally abandons inhibition and explores the cunning, selfish, and sexual side of a world she’s never known.

They have the perfect non-relationship—passion-fueled nights with no strings attached—until life gets real and the past and present collide in a dangerous storm of lust and obsession.

Buy links

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Ridge

What it’s all about

Sometimes doing the wrong thing feels so right…

I’m a player. I’m an asshole. I’m someone you should stay away from.

I have demons.
I’ve made mistakes.
And the biggest can’t be taken back.

I’ve gone to hell and back in twenty-nine years and I’m only now coming to terms with moving forward, righting my wrongs, and making amends. Except not everyone deserves forgiveness. Sometimes the damage done is beyond repair.
Everyday is exactly the same. I focus on the pain, in the quest to feel and forget, but I remember everything. When I close my eyes the darkness encroaches and some days it feels like the things that kill me are the things that make me feel alive.

*Ridge, like Wild, is a standalone.
Reading Wild first will provide some back story, but is not required to read Ridge.

And maybe a few teasers?

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Ridge is available March 3rd

Lauren Blakely has a surprise…

We are so excited to bring to you Lauren Blakely’s new covers for CAUGHT UP IN US and PRETENDING HE’S MINE today! Lauren gave us a special message to share with you about why the covers are changing.

Caught
Up in Us and Pretending He’s Mine are my first two books, and
while I have great affection for the original covers and the way

readers responded to those two romances, I wanted the covers to better
match the look of the rest of my books. I began working with the Sarah
Hansen at Okay Creations starting with Trophy Husband and she went on
to also design Playing With Her Heart’s cover as well as my No Regrets
series. I love the work she did on those books, and while she was busy
creating the cover for my next novel, Night After Night (releasing in
May!), I asked Helen Williams at All Booked Out to do a cover makeover
for Caught Up in Us and Pretending He’s Mine so that those could match
Playing With Her Heart’s look. Helen does amazing work and has done
many graphics for me and other book covers, so I knew she would be
able to do a brilliant redo — she also redid the covers in only one
weekend!! It was a fast turnaround and I am thrilled with the new
looks, and especially how well all the books play together now. And to
celebrate the redesign as well as the one-year anniversary of
Pretending He’s Mine this month, I will be offering Pretending He’s
Mine for free on iBooks starting today and through the weekend! (It’s
possible Amazon might price match the free offering, but I can’t
guarantee what Amazon will do so if you want to read it for free, snag
it on iBooks!)

Aren’t they gorgeous? See below for individual pictures of each new cover and all of the information on each, as well as where you can find Lauren and stalk-we mean follow-her! 

ABOUT CAUGHT UP IN US:

A New York Times and USA Today
Bestseller!

A second
chance at first love…

Five years ago, Kat Harper
fell into a dizzying summer romance with her brother’s best friend Bryan. It
was a mad, crazy love full of kisses all through the night — but he broke her
heart and she had to move on. Five years later, Kat is finishing her graduate
degree and building her business as a jewelry designer, when Bryan, head of his
own successful company, walks back into her life. Bryan has been assigned to
Kat as her new business mentor and the rules are clear. No hanky panky
permitted. Kat can handle that because she’s totally over him… right? Except,
he still makes her laugh, and he remembers all the things she likes. Not to
mention that he’s even more handsome now than he was then. Then there’s the
spark between them — the simply undeniable chemistry, and the tender ways he
shows he still cares for her. Can they resist each other the second time around
or will first love trump all? 
Recommended
for 17+ due to sexual content.
Caught Up In
Us is the first book in the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Caught Up
In Love series, that includes Pretending He’s Mine, Playing With Her Heart and
Trophy Husband. (While each book can be read as a standalone, you’ll likely
enjoy the other books too.)




PRETENDING HE’S MINE:
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iBooks: http://bit.ly/1e5bDt1 or
https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/pretending-hes-mine/id617200606?mt=11

ABOUT PRETENDING HE’S MINE:

“The one
you like best. That’s my favorite position. My favorite thing is making you
feel good.” 


Reeve Larkin needs a job. Sure, the actor is talented and gorgeous in that
dreamy, broody sort of way that makes all the women swoon. But he lost out on a
part in a big movie, and now his day job hours have been slashed too.
What’s a handsome young thing in need of a role to do? Sign up to be the
fake fiancé of the sexy and shrewd casting director Sutton Brenner,
who must appear temporarily attached if she’s to land a coveted gig casting a
red-hot film. So Sutton strikes a pact with Reeve to play the role of her
fiance until she closes the deal. The trouble is – she’s sexy-as-hell and damn
near irresistible to him. And he’s not only a great guy, but also the best
dirty talker she’s ever met. It doesn’t take long for their pretend love affair
to heat up, especially after that toe-curling night in the balcony of the
Broadway theater. And that scorching afternoon in the stacks of the New York
Public Library. 

A red-hot
love affair. An intense connection.
 But as the lines between make-believe
and matters of the heart blur, can two people working in the world of acting
fake it til they make it?

Recommended
for 17+ due to sexual content.

Pretending He’s Mine is a novella in the New York Times and USA Today
bestselling Caught Up In Love
 series, that includes Caught Up in Us,
Playing With Her Heart and Trophy Husband. (While each book can be read as a
standalone, you’ll likely enjoy the other books too.)


About
Lauren Blakely:

Lauren Blakely writes sexy contemporary romance
novels with heat, heart, and humor, and her books have appeared on the New York
Times, USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks bestseller lists. Like
the heroine in FAR TOO TEMPTING, she thinks life should be filled with family,
laughter, and the kind of love that love songs promise. Lauren lives in
California with her husband, children, and dogs. Her novels include Caught
Up In Us
Pretending He’s MinePlaying With Her Heart,
and Trophy Husband. She also writes for young adults under the name
Daisy Whitney.

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Between a Rockstar and a Hard Place – Blog Tour

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Welcome to my stop in the Between a Rockstar and a Hard Place blog tour.

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What its all about


Blurb: Behind the music…

Being best friends with a mega-star has its perks and Nicole Wilde, music journalist, laps them up. But when said friend, Dylan King, gorgeous lead singer of The Burnouts, has zero sense of self-preservation – once a drop of alcohol hits his blood stream ‒ and an inability to keep ‘little Dylan’ in his pants, it also comes with responsibilities. Now, Nicole has to track down Dylan in time to play a charity gigtomorrow. Half a dozen groupies, a haunted hotel, a tattoo parlour, a reality show runner-up and a crazy bed-hopping, sleepless night later – will she find him before the tour bus leaves town? And when she does, is it time to head home? Or to jump on the tour bus and go along for the ride!

What I thought

Between a Rockstar and a Hard Place is a novella by Portia McIntosh. Although it is quite a bit shorter than what I expected it was a really fun read. I have said on numerous occasions that ‘I don’t so funny’ but this wasn’t a writer trying to write comedy. It was naturally funny, and most certainly unforced.

I would have liked it to be longer, and while reading Portia’s bio I learned that she has a whole catalogue of material to fuel her books. However like most writers these days, I am sure she has a job and a life, I am just glad she wrote it at all. But do you know what, this was a nice break from the norm for me. Having been sick for a few days and skimming over a book I have already read this book brought some much needed light relief. It’s almost short enough to be a lunch time read. I read it in about an hour, this morning, cos we all know about my organisational skills 😉

I also got to read the start of Portia McIntosh’s next book and I am really looking forward to reading that! She had definitely made it on to my must read authors list!

Available Feb 20th

Happy edit 🙂

I have just been informed by Portia that the next installment is full length. BRING.IT.ON

Nic Tatano The Interview

After the amazing success of his first chick lit book Wing Girl, Nic Tatano is exciting about the upcoming release of his second book Boss Girl. Here at After the Final Chapters we were delighted to get an interview with the man himself.

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What it’s about

Sydney Hack is the single, thirtysomething VP of news for a failing network… and she also has a taste for younger men.

She soon realizes a whole lot of over-thirty female viewers do as well, so she sets out to give these women what they want; a chiseled, trophy buck in his twenties sitting on the anchor desk next to a woman…

Just.

Like.

Them.

With nothing to lose she does the unthinkable; along with three female managers who happen to be her best friends she brings out the casting couch and turns it into a sleeper sofa. Doesn’t matter that the men have no television experience. As long as they look good. And there’s a hint of romance in every newscast.

Ratings skyrocket as a result, but Sydney and her female cohorts discover something else along the way…

True love is not always age appropriate.

Who is Nic Tatano?

I’m a writer who has spent his career in television news as a reporter, anchor and network field producer. Happily married for 24 years to an absolute saint who doubles as my muse. Major Star Trek fan & cat lover. And since I’m Italian I am, of course, obsessed by food.

You are a man, right? 😉

Last time I checked, yeah. I may write chick lit but like any guy I love movies in which things explode. Yesterday I was writing a romantic scene while watching Die Hard. It’s a bizarre kind of multi-tasking. Yippee-ki-yay!

How did you find yourself in the world of ‘chick lit’?

I had signed up for a writers “boot camp” and we were assigned to read books from twelve different genres. The list included Meg Cabot’s Princess Diaries. I dreaded reading it but once I started I couldn’t put it down. It was hilarious and her voice reminded me of my own snarky personality. After that I got hooked writing Rom Coms. I’ve always loved romantic comedy movies so it came easily to me.

Do you think you have been perceived any differently because you are a man?

It’s hard to say. I think some women are intrigued by a guy who writes romance, while others might be a bit apprehensive. I realize there’s a perception that men aren’t as sensitive or romantic as women, so maybe I’m doing my part to blow up that myth. We can be sensitive and romantic, but most of us are horrible klutzes when it comes to showing it. Sometimes words speak louder than actions.

Did you ever consider writing under a pseudo name?

Oh, absolutely. And especially when I was shopping the manuscript. I was concerned editors might not give my work a look if they knew it came from a guy, so I kept any possible reference to my gender out of the query letter and bio. I discussed this with the editors at HarperCollns and they didn’t feel I needed a pen name. Nic is simply short for Nicholas.

How did you find yourself on the Harper Impulse team?

My agent and I had parted ways after three years and rather than shop for a new agent I decided to simply send my work directly to editors. I know lots of authors who are now doing that and more editors are receptive to it. So I basically carpet-bombed publishers with queries and actually got more response than I had ever gotten from agents. While on vacation I got an email from HarperImpulse and after a phone call we agreed on a three book deal. They’re a wonderful group to work with and really do make you feel like you’re part of a team.

What is your favourite genre to read?

Honestly, I’m all over the place. (Like most guys.) I love legal and political thrillers, science fiction, women’s fiction, chick lit, anything featuring a main female character with attitude.

Which authors have shaped the way that you write?

I loved Jacqueline Susann and Sidney Sheldon as a kid. Stephen King taught me a lot about voice. Suzanne Collins does cliffhangers better than anyone. I like Lisa Scottoline’s spunky female characters.

How would you describe yourself in 3 words?

Creative. Ambitious. Compassionate.

Has being a published author been everything you thought it would be?

It’s been more than I expected because the people at HarperImpulse keep surprising me. I’ve heard from authors who signed with other publishers and gotten no promotion or support. Some can’t even get their phone calls returned. Here it’s just the opposite; they’re constantly trying new promotional ideas, asking for my input on covers, working with Amazon to get my book in special promotions and getting advance copies out to the right people.

I even had lunch with Publishing Director Kimberly Young when we were both in New York. I was expecting twenty minutes of her time and she spent more than two hours with me.

When my editor Charlotte Ledger asked, “What else do you have?” I mentioned I had a couple of Young Adult novels so she asked to see them. The first will be published next month.

Do you have a motto that you live by?

It’s from Carole Kneeland, the late television executive. “It is never the wrong time to do the right thing.” The phrase really applies to anything in life.

If there was any book that you wish you could have written what would it be?

Stephen King’s JFK time-travel novel 11/22/63. I love time travel stories and that period in American history. And it’s not your typical go-back-in-time-and-save-Kennedy book, of which there have been many. This one’s got a love story woven into the plot along with a conflicted time traveler. And of course, King’s incredible voice set in the age of America’s innocence.

What is your favourite book?

“The Return” by William Shatner: A must for any Star Trek fan that blends elements of several past storylines together in a very clever fashion, by the original captain of the Enterprise. (Sorry if you were expecting a classic, but I’m being honest. I love this plot.)

What has been the high point of your career so far?

I guess the release date for Wing Girl and all the terrific reviews that followed were definitely a high. The first book is always something special.

With the impending release of your second book Boss Girl, do you get nervous about the incoming reviews?

Back in September 2012 I nearly checked out, so I’m not much of a worrier anymore. (Although the fact that I didn’t see the white light does concern me.) But I think every writer is always a little apprehensive about reviews. Boss Girl is not at all a formulaic Rom Com. A few authors who have seen it told me it reads like a movie script.

You always hope that everyone will love your book but that’s never going to happen. Check any best seller or classic on Amazon and you’ll see a parade of one-star reviews. I can only hope readers enjoy my book and are entertained by the story. If I can make readers smile and entertain them, take them away from the harsh realities of life for awhile or make a plane ride go faster, then I’m happy. I think that’s all any writer can ask for.

Checking Inn – Blog tour

Checking Inn – Emily Harper Blog Tour and Giveaway!

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Welcome to the Checking Inn Blog Tour!

After storming up the Amazon charts with the brilliantly funny White Lies, Emily Harper has now released her second rom-com novel Checking Inn. Find out all the details, read reviews, guest posts and enter the tour giveaway as the book visits a selection of fantastic blogs . . .

What they say:

‘Kate Foster runs the Summerside Inn (and her life) by well-organized checklists.

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000032_00025]Make sure the caterers don’t serve devil’s food cake to the Christian Women’s Alliance– check.

Tell my mother that having a séance to get rid of any unwanted spirits in the kitchen during dinnertime is not okay- check.

Send a friendly reminder to all staff that the pens are colour coded for everyone’s enjoyment, and therefore it is not a good idea to put them all in one jar in order to “spice things up” as was anonymously suggested– check.

But, when an acclaimed hotel critic dies at the Inn, just before she’s about to publish a scathing review that would ruin the business, Kate’s life and checklists are thrown into disarray. And it doesn’t help matters that the detective assigned to the case is messy, unorganized, and too charming for his own good. Now Kate has to prove her innocence and save her Inn, or else the only thing that she’ll be organizing is the prison’s next bake sale.’
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What I thought

Well now, I would loathe to be called organised or anything of the sort, so I am writing this review straight after turning the last page of the book. Which was about ten minutes ago. I mean I only got the book in like October or something, so what’s a girl to do! 😉 In fact I am sure that Kate, the lead character in this book would be driven to the edge of the nearest cliff if she were to encounter me and my organisational skills. Or lack thereof.

I must admit that I inwardly groaned when I read about this book being funny. While I like to think of myself as quite witty and humorous I do like it to be all about me 😉 I am not so good at reading or watching anything that is supposed to be funny. I am almost famous for it. Its like I read it in the wrong ‘tone of voice’ or something. I did however find myself giggling on the bus yesterday morning – almost at the start of the book. I was a bit taken a back and thought OH!

So yes while this is a funny book I have to say that I enjoyed it immensely. I will also admit I found myself rolling my eyes at the ‘firemen costumes’ and thought as if that would happen. Then I gave myself a mental kick up the arse and thought get over it and just read the damn book.

So when I stopped reading the book too seriously that’s when I let the humour settle in for me. It really is a great read. It’s not long (good job or I never would have made my deadline), its a light funny read. Even if it is staged around a murder lol. Perfect for that weekend away or when you just want to lose yourself for a couple of hours. I will definitely have to check out Emily Harpers other book!
 

emily-harper-head-shotAuthor Bio:

Emily Harper has a passion for writing humorous romance stories where the heroine is not your typical damsel in distress. Throughout her novels you will find love, laughter, and the unexpected!

Originally from England, she currently lives in Canada with her wonderful husband, beautiful daughter, mischievous son, and a very naughty dog.

Emily is also the author of the funny and charming novel White Lies, which has proven to be a huge hit with fans. The book will even be appearing on The Marilyn Denis Show as a giveaway next month! For more information on the book please visit Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com.

Ways to stalk follow Emily

Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

 

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Every Second With You – Blog Tour

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You know, being a book reviewer / blogger makes it feel like christmas all year round. SO when an advance copy of Every Second With You hit my inbox I may have squealed and done a happy dance around the place. The only thing is that I feel like I have been sitting on this huge secret ( completely different from the huge thing Harely is sitting on – if you know what I mean) and I have had to wait until now to share with the world!

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So what is all the fuss about?

Every Second With You = Sex. Love. Addiction. Heartache. Pain. And Hope.

In the sequel to the bestselling THE THRILL OF IT, Harley and Trey face new challenges that will make battling blackmail, sex addiction, and a virgin call girl past look easy…

I used to think love was a lie. Now I know it’s real, powerful, and I don’t want to lose it…But my future scares me, and there’s no way this can be happening, especially since I’ve finally broken free from all the people who wanted pieces of me. I don’t even know how to start over, but I have to find a way. So when I discover what my mother’s been keeping from me, it doesn’t make me hate her. It gives me hope for a new life, outside of New York. But the ties that bind me to this city are so strong, sometimes they are chains. If only I could leave with…

Trey…

I will do anything for her. She owns me, heart, mind and body. But when Harley tells me this, I am rocked to the core, and terrified of what happens next. Especially when this time it’s not her past that chases me, it’s someone from my own. And that someone is messing with my head when I’m trying to be strong for Harley. But all I really want is to escape with the girl I love…For the rest of our lives.

How can you move forward when the past keeps chasing you?

My totally unbiased opinion


it’s not like I have this huge author crush or anything

Welcome to Lauren’s Fairground! Step right up and grab your ticket. We only have one ride here, the Roller coaster. Yes that’s right, you are going on a roller coaster ride. And not any old roller coaster – you just signed up for the Formula Rossa!!

Every Second of You is just that. It’s a roller coaster, and not only of Trey and Harley’s emotions but of the readers as well. I absolutely loved The Thrill of It, it was still unmistakably Lauren Blakely but it was also a bit edgier than her other books, incorporated something a little bit darker. Well in Every Second With You Lauren took this new style and ran with it. I loved catching up with Trey and Harley again, seeing what was going to happen after – well you know, the ending of The Thrill of It (wouldn’t wanna be spoiling things on people). I wanted to see what her relationship was going to be like with her mother and with Cam. Was anyone going to get what they deserved? Well in my mind anyway.

All of this was cleared up, but my God, this story. It just got better and better. Packed with drama and angst. We all love a bit of angst. There are several moments in the book where you WILL have to set it down and walk away. Even if it is just to pace and take a few deep breaths before you continue. Or you may need a little bit longer to calm yourself down and gear up for going back.

You will even find yourself screaming at them (even if only in your head) not to do it or to cop the f**k on. There is one thing for sure, it is a book that will provoke a reaction and one you will not easily forget.

What I absolutely adore about Lauren is that she always puts a little mention of other characters in her books. This time we got Jane Black and swooooooon Chris McCormack (my favourite Blakely boy) even if only in the for of his Vlog – Let the Wookie Win. We also see evidence of Lauren’s seemingly retro video game obsession! AND we got a glimpse of a brand new character in a cameo before getting a book of her very own. There was even a mention of La Jolla which just reminded me of another of my favourite authors. Does it get any better than this? I really don’t think so.

Very demanding us readers yet Lauren Blakely never fails to deliver.

Buy this book

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About Lauren Blakely

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Lauren Blakely writes sexy contemporary romance novels with heat, heart, and humor, and her books have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks bestseller lists. Like the heroine in FAR TOO TEMPTING, she thinks life should be filled with family, laughter, and the kind of love that love songs promise. Lauren lives in California with her husband, children, and dogs. Her novels include Caught Up In Us, Pretending He’s Mine, Playing With Her Heart, and Trophy Husband. She also writes for young adults under the name Daisy Whitney.

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