Breakaway by Heather M. Orgeron

Title: Breakaway: A friends to lovers romance
Author: Heather M. Orgeron
Genre: NA/Friends-to-Lovers
Release Date: November 9, 2017
Blurb
I fell in love with my best friend but he didn’t love me
back.
Sounds like a cheesy line from a country song, right? Too
bad it’s the story of my life.
I thought that I’d moved on, swore he was the one.
But that facade began to fade in the flash of a half-carat
diamond ring.
Now years later, here I am, running back to the boy who broke
my adolescent heart, hoping that just maybe, he’ll be the one to piece it back
together.
…. I fell in love with my best friend while she fell in love
with him.

Ironically, it was my own damn fault. I practically served
her up on a silver platter.
So I turned to my second love, basketball, moving across the
country to escape.
For years, I’ve been sitting on the sidelines watching,
waiting.
Now it’s time to make my move.
No more fouling out.
This time, I’m going to score.
My Review
So we all know how I feel about reading books by authors that I have never read before. I am not even sure what it was that drew me to this one. It could have been the cover – lets face it it’s bloody awesome, or it could have been the fact it was a sports book or even that it was a friends to lovers book. I have take a few chances lately on new to me authors and very few of them have paid off. I mean this to the extent that I wasn’t going to bother any more unless it was an author that came highly recommended from someone that I trust. Breakaway though has thankfully restored my faith and thanks to Heather M. Orgeron I will keep taking chances on those authors that I have yet to read.
I absolutely loved the build up in this story. How it started way back showing us snippets of when they were little and a window into how and when their feelings towards each other began to change and just how damn confusing that was for them at the time. Not that the confusion ebbed much over time. No it stayed and was joined by guilt, regret, jealousy and wonder.
A beautifully written book with the perfect recipe of angst, drama and sweetness. An absolutely fantastic couple on their journey of discovery.
My only problem with this book is that it is a standalone. I really think Blex and Finn would make absolutely amazing main characters!
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Heather M. Orgeron is a Cajun girl with a big heart and a passion for romance. She married her high school sweetheart two months after graduation and her life has been a fairytale ever since. She’s the queen of her castle, reigning over five sons and one bossy little princess who has made it her mission in life to steal her Momma’s throne. When she’s not writing, you will find her hidden beneath mounds of laundry and piles of dirty dishes or locked in her tower(aka the bathroom) soaking in the tub with a good book. She’s always been an avid reader and has recently discovered a love for cultivating romantic stories of her own.
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Title: Blocked
A Breakaway Novel
Author: L.P. Dover
Genre: Sports Romance
Publisher: Random House/Loveswept
Release Date: October 31, 2017

Blurb

He’s got every reason to be cocky . . . until a female
cuts him down to size.

I’m Dallas Easton, the best goaltender in the league. I make a damn good living
playing hockey, and with women falling at my feet wherever I go, why not enjoy
it? I get whatever I want, whenever I want—that is, until I come across the one
player who gets the best of me on the ice.

When I try to pummel the dude, all hell breaks loose. Imagine my surprise when
the helmet comes off to reveal a woman underneath. And not just any woman, but
the sexiest woman I’ve ever seen. Callie Davis is the complete opposite of the
puck bunnies I usually go for, a good girl with sick moves and a selfless
streak a mile wide. I need to make amends, but she dodges me at every turn. It
doesn’t help that Callie’s brother hates my guts, or that my agent thinks she’s
bad for my career.

But I could care less what they think. I can’t let our little run-in on the ice
be the end of our story. Because when I set my sights on something, I won’t
rest until I score.

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Heart pounding, I
stared him down, waiting for him to take the shot. The second he drew back his
stick, I got into position, only for him to hit me right between the eyes with
his glove. For a split second I lost my focus, and he slapped the puck right between
my legs.
“Motherfucker,” I
growled, glaring down at the glove on the ice and the puck in the goal. The
worthless cunt actually had the audacity to throw his glove at my face. Kellan
burst out laughing and the whole rink echoed as they cheered at my expense. Red
just fucked up big time. 

The others tried
their luck to no avail, and then Red was back at it. I waited for him to throw
the other glove, but instead, he turned and sprayed ice right up into my face,
his body colliding with mine. During our fall, he hit the puck right into the
goal. Rage coursed through my veins and all I could see was red . . .
literally. Getting up quickly, he started back toward the others and I slid out
my stick, hooking it around his ankle. I jerked him back and he fell. If he
wanted to play dirty, I’d show him how dirty I could be. He tried to get up,
but I pushed him back down, tossing my mask and gloves onto the ice. The others
shouted and skated toward us, but I wasn’t letting Red get away with making me
out to be a fool. 

“Think you’re hot
shit now, huh?” I spat, grabbing him by the jersey. He was smaller than me, so
it wasn’t hard to flip him over and rip off his mask. Blinded by rage, I pulled
my fist back, only to stop cold in my tracks. I stared at the face behind the
mask, completely transfixed.

The person lying on
the ice wasn’t Justin’s brother. It was a woman, and not just any woman. She
was the most beautiful thing I’d ever seen. Before any words could escape my
lips, Justin tackled me to the ice and my breath whooshed out of my lungs as we
slid to the wall. 

“What the fuck is
your problem? That’s my sister,” he shouted angrily. Eyes darkening, he slammed
my shoulders against the wall. 

Catching my breath,
I looked up at him and held up my hands. “I didn’t know it was a female. I
wouldn’t have touched her if I’d known.” Under most circumstances, I’d have
punched him and been done, but I felt like a tool. 

His nostrils flared.
“You’re such a prick.” 

“Justin,” his sister
called out. We both looked over at her as Kellan and the other two guys helped
her up. They all stared daggers at me, including her. “Let’s go.” 

Justin pushed off of
me and skated over to her. I got one last look at her angelic face and emerald
green eyes before she turned around and disappeared off the ice. 

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling
author L. P. Dover
 is a
southern belle living in North Carolina with her husband and two beautiful
girls. Before she began her literary journey she worked in periodontics,
enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries.
She loves to write,
but she also loves to play tennis, go on mountain hikes and white water
rafting, and has a passion for singing. Her two youngest fans expect a concert
each and every night before bedtime, usually Christmas carols.
Dover has written
countless novels, including her Forever Fae series, the Second Chances series,
the Gloves Off series, the Armed & Dangerous series, the Royal Shifters
series, the Society X series, the Circle of Justice series, and her standalone
novel Love, Lies, and Deception. Her favorite genre to read and write is
romantic suspense, but if she got to choose a setting in which to live, it
would be with her faeries in the Land of the Fae.
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Southern Attraction by Kaylee Ryan. Review by Tanya

 

Title: Southern Attraction

Series: Southern Heart Series #3

Author: Kaylee Ryan

Genre: New Adult Romance

Release Date: October 24, 2017

Blurb
I had everything I ever wanted, living the dream, at least
that’s what I always thought. The night we met, we had an instant attraction,
but she was with someone else. When we reunited a few months later, that pull
was still there, stronger than ever. So strong, that even though she was
hundreds of miles away, I pursued her. I told myself that I just wanted to get
to know her. Deep down I knew it was more.
I never understood the draw of living in the middle of nowhere. Born and raised
a city girl, I never had the desire to leave. Who would have thought a weekend
trip to the country would have me questioning myself? It was more than just the
country; it’s him. The way he looks at me, treats me, that smooth southern
drawl.Am I willing to give up my legacy for her?

Am I willing to give up my dream for him?

Can two souls come together by the force of Southern Attraction?

 

My Review

Kaylee Ryan is absolutely one of my absolute favourite authors and this latest book from her certainly did not disappoint. I couldn’t wait to get my copy of her latest book and yes I do know how unbelievably lucky I am to get my greedy little mits on it early.
Even if I didn’t already love KR then the cove of this book would have been enough to sell me. I mean, seriously, did you look at it? I am sure a lot of people will one click based on the cover alone.
Anyway, back to the book. Kaylee Ryan just gives me all the feels. Those fluttery little butterflies that just take up residence in my belly every time I read one of her books. Actually that one line not too far from the start had me dancing a jig all around the sitting room (in my head of course – give me some credit), you know the one – “Are you still with him”. It did the same kind of thing to me as the elevator scent and “fuck the paperwork” in FSOG. I love a book with a big strong southern male in it. You cannot beat a southern man. They just really do something to me. This lady writes some of the best Southern men you will ever be likely to come across. Add into that a sweet, strong female character and you are on to a winner. A girl that knows her own mind, that won’t be a push over and will fight for herself. Well the chemistry is going to be off the charts.
While this book had its share of conflict it wasn’t over the top or being dramatic just for the sake of it. It wasn’t filled with pages of angst just because that’s what the author feels people want. There wasn’t sex just to fill the pages and sell the book. It was just the perfect balance of everything and it had you rooting for the main characters to overcome all the obstacles in their way and find a way to make it work.
Another huge plus for this book was being able to catch up with the characters from the previous books, it gives an added dimension that you just don’t get with stand alones.

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Kaylee Ryan is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling
author.  When she’s not spinning tales of happily ever after, she’s
reading or spending time with family.  Born and raised an Ohio girl,
Kaylee resides in Cincinnati with her husband and their son.
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Hot Stuff release blitz @authorkimcarr @givemebooksblog

Title: Hot Stuff
Author: Kim Karr
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 27, 2017
Blurb

Get ready to fall in love with this new standalone sports romance from New York Times bestselling
author Kim Karr. 
He’s the newly drafted
quarterback.
Hot. Arrogant. Too
sexy for words. 
Ready to score.
I’m an athletic
intern, and the coach’s daughter.
Driven. Determined.
Prepared to conquer the world.
Completely off-limits.
You get the picture.
The NFL is full of
rules. Rules I’ve never broken. Never challenged. Never even scratched—until
the day Lucas Carrington crashes into my life with his hard body and
I-don’t-give-a-f*ck attitude.
After I almost
injure my father’s star player, I volunteer to make sure he’s in top
shape. At first, it’s hell. I don’t like his cockiness, his easy smile. Don’t
like the way he oozes sex. Or how his penetrating eyes follow me
everywhere. 
That doesn’t stop me
from wanting him.
He’s meant to be a
distraction—something to occupy my mind for these precious few remaining hot
summer nights before I’m forced to leave football behind forever.
I know what we’re
doing will lead nowhere good. I know we’re crossing the line. And I know my
father will never understand.
None of that
matters.
But maybe it should.
Rules aren’t meant
to be broken.          
Or are they?

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Disappointed, she unwrapped her arms from her body, and then
pivoted on her toe in the direction of the open door. “Then it looks like we
have nothing further to discuss, Lucas.”
I reached for her and tugged her to me. “I don’t want to
want you,” I breathed, my mouth hovering just centimeters from hers.
Gillian tried to pull away, but not whole-heartedly. If she
wanted me to let her go, I would have, but I knew she didn’t. “Then stop,” she
sighed.
I took her face in my hands. “I can’t. I don’t know how to.”
“Neither do I,” she whispered.
Unable to stop myself, I crashed my lips to hers and drove
my tongue into her mouth to retrace every inch that I had explored days ago.
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Author Bio
Reader * Chocolate Lover * Writer * Coffee Lover * Romantic
* Beach Lover * Yoga Beginner

Kim Karr is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of eighteen
novels. Best known for writing sexy contemporary love stories, she enjoys
bringing flawed characters to life.

Her romances are raw, real, and explosive.
Her characters will make you laugh, make you cry, make you feel.
And her happily-ever-afters are always swoon worthy.

From the brooding rock star to the arrogant millionaire. From the witty
damsel-in-distress to the sassy high-powered business woman. No two storylines
are ever alike.

Get ready to fall in love.

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Hot Stuff by Kim Karr, Release Day Blitz and review by Tanya

Title: Hot Stuff
Author: Kim Karr
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 27, 2017
Blurb
Get ready to fall in love with this new standalone sports romance from New York Times bestselling
author Kim Karr. 
He’s the newly drafted
quarterback.
Hot. Arrogant. Too
sexy for words. 
Ready to score.
I’m an athletic
intern, and the coach’s daughter.
Driven. Determined.
Prepared to conquer the world.
Completely off-limits.
You get the picture.
The NFL is full of
rules. Rules I’ve never broken. Never challenged. Never even scratched—until
the day Lucas Carrington crashes into my life with his hard body and
I-don’t-give-a-f*ck attitude.
After I almost
injure my father’s star player, I volunteer to make sure he’s in top
shape. At first, it’s hell. I don’t like his cockiness, his easy smile. Don’t
like the way he oozes sex. Or how his penetrating eyes follow me
everywhere. 
That doesn’t stop me
from wanting him.
He’s meant to be a
distraction—something to occupy my mind for these precious few remaining hot
summer nights before I’m forced to leave football behind forever.
I know what we’re
doing will lead nowhere good. I know we’re crossing the line. And I know my
father will never understand.
None of that
matters.
But maybe it should.
Rules aren’t meant
to be broken.          
Or are they?
My Review
Do you know what  the amazing thing about reading is? The pure abundance of books. It is like a little treasure trove that never runs out. This is especially true when you find a new author and that author has a back catalogue of books. In reading this book I found Kim Karr and I cannot wait to dive into the rest of her books.
So you can only guess that I enjoyed this book. I did, I really enjoyed it. I loved the writing style and I loved how there was so much humour packed into the pages even though I wouldn’t class this as a funny book. Oh no. It was so much more than that. It really packed a punch. I laughed and I got anxious, my heart warmed and broke while shedding a tear… or two. So many emotions graced the pages of Hot Stuff but they were all so perfectly balanced that I never once felt that there was too much of one emotion or not enough of another one.
I flew through the pages of this book, I could’t get enough of it. I cannot wait to see what comes next and I really hope its a book about a blonde football hero who likes to think that he is Thor.
The only downside for me with this book is that I didn’t read Nick’s book first but que sera sera.
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Disappointed, she unwrapped her arms from her body, and then
pivoted on her toe in the direction of the open door. “Then it looks like we
have nothing further to discuss, Lucas.”
I reached for her and tugged her to me. “I don’t want to
want you,” I breathed, my mouth hovering just centimeters from hers.
Gillian tried to pull away, but not whole-heartedly. If she
wanted me to let her go, I would have, but I knew she didn’t. “Then stop,” she
sighed.
I took her face in my hands. “I can’t. I don’t know how to.”
“Neither do I,” she whispered.
Unable to stop myself, I crashed my lips to hers and drove
my tongue into her mouth to retrace every inch that I had explored days ago.
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Author Bio
Reader * Chocolate Lover * Writer * Coffee Lover * Romantic
* Beach Lover * Yoga Beginner
Kim Karr is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of eighteen
novels. Best known for writing sexy contemporary love stories, she enjoys
bringing flawed characters to life.Her romances are raw, real, and explosive.

Her characters will make you laugh, make you cry, make you feel.

And her happily-ever-afters are always swoon worthy.

From the brooding rock star to the arrogant millionaire. From the witty
damsel-in-distress to the sassy high-powered business woman. No two storylines
are ever alike.

Get ready to fall in love.

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Southern Attraction by Kaylee Ryan, cover reveal

Title: Southern Attraction
Series: Southern Heart Series #3
Author: Kaylee Ryan
Genre: New Adult Romance
Cover Design: Perfect Pear Creative Covers
Photo: Furious Fotog
Release Date: TBC

Blurb

I had everything I ever wanted, living the dream, at least
that’s what I always thought. The night we met, we had an instant attraction,
but she was with someone else. When we reunited a few months later, that pull
was still there, stronger than ever. So strong, that even though she was
hundreds of miles away, I perused her. I told myself that I just wanted to get
to know her. Deep down I knew it was more.

I never understood the draw of living in the middle of nowhere. Born and raised
a city girl, I never had the desire to leave. Who would have thought a weekend
trip to the country would have me questioning myself? It was more than just the
country; it’s him. The way he looks at me, treats me, that smooth southern
drawl.

Am I willing to give up my legacy for her?

Am I willing to give up my dream for him?

Can two souls come together by the force of Southern Attraction?

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Author Bio

Kaylee Ryan is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling
author.  When she’s not spinning tales of happily ever after, she’s
reading or spending time with family.  Born and raised an Ohio girl,
Kaylee resides in Cincinnati with her husband and their son.
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Everett by Casey Peeler – Release day

 

 

 

Everett Drake left the small town life and his three brothers behind the day he was old enough to enlist. However, he returned sooner than he had planned with a chip on his shoulder.

Taking a job with the local beer distributor, he makes a living, but when a new bar owner arrives in town, he knows exactly what he wants—Stella.  
Pulling into Barger’s, the sun is shining and so is Seth’s brand new Camaro. Shaking my head, I put the Dodge in park and step toward my future as a beer truck comes barreling out the back entrance, almost running me over. Turning to see who’s driving, I put my hands on my hips and see dark hair and a set of emerald green eyes on the sexiest man I’ve ever seen and when he smiles my way, I try to act mad but it’s no use. Mental note—stay away from whoever that is.

“Sorry about that, ma’am,” he hollers out the window.

“Damn right, you better be,” I say firmly as he laughs, gives a wave and takes off down the two-lane road.
Casey Peeler grew up in North Carolina and still lives there with her husband and daughter.

Growing up Casey wasn’t an avid reader or writer, but after reading Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neal Hurston during her senior year of high school, and multiple Nicholas Sparks’ novels, she found a hidden love and appreciation for reading.  That love ignited the passion for writing several years later, and her writing style combines real life scenarios with morals and values teenagers need in their daily lives.

When Casey isn’t writing, you can find her near a body of water listening to country music with a cold beverage and a great book.

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