Dirty Secret by Mira Lyn Kelly

 

Title: Dirty Secret

Series: Slayers Hockey #1

Author: Mira Lyn Kelly
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 19, 2019
Blurb
In my defense, I didn’t know she was his sister
“Sexy
and fun with a delicious hockey hero, DIRTY SECRET is great for fans of Elle
Kennedy, Toni Aleo, and Sawyer Bennett. I devoured this book!” -NYTimes
Bestseller Lexi Ryan
This team hates me. Something about my chronic case of resting prick
face and that thing with the captain when the season started.
My fist, his jaw. Yeah, we go back and not in a good way. 
Coach says no more “confrontational BS” or I don’t play at all. And
that’s a hit my career in the NHL can’t take. 
So the plan is simple. Keep my head down and finish out my contract
with my fists checked.
There’s just one problem. 
Allie. The
girl from Vancouver eight months ago. The one with the sexy, shy, and sinfully
bold smile and the sweetest, wettest mouth I ever tasted. The girl who blew my
mind and then blew out of my life without giving me her number. 
Turns out she’s the captain’s little sister. 
And even though my career depends on it… I can’t stay away from
her. 

My Review

Wow what a find Mira Lyn Kelly was for me.  I whole heatedly thank Lexi Ryan for introducing me to her. I find great authors all the time and really enjoy their books and some I just completely lose myself within their pages. This is one such book. It’s fun and flirty but still has plenty of drama and angst,  not too much mind you.  Who doesn’t love a big strong broody hockey player.  I know I sure do. Add to that a strong,  sexy,  first woman who is no walk over.  She knows what she wants and she isn’t afraid to go after it.

Vaughan comes across as a complete prick id we are honest but it doesn’t take long for  Allie to get under his akin and start to thaw him out.  The really are a great couple,  with great chemistry and I absolutely love their dialogue another huge win for Mira Lyn Kelly with this one and I can’t wait for the next!

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Excerpt

When I get home, I kick my Chucks into the corner
by the closet and look around my empty apartment feeling at loose ends. I don’t
trust myself with the replay of the game I just watched. I can’t handle seeing
Vaughn Vassar looking at me like that again tonight. Not without risking things
neither of us ought to risk.
Closing my eyes, I slowly lower myself to sit at
the stepdown to the living area and try to focus on all the reasons leaving the
bar was the right thing to do. Telling myself that kiss from this afternoon was
a mistake, no matter how good it felt.
So good.
I could be back at the bar in—
Knock, knock, knock.
Sucking in a startled breath, I push to my feet. My
heart speeds as that restless feeling in my belly turns into a kind of
instinctual pull that draws me to the door.
I don’t have to check to know this isn’t my
brother.
It’s not George looking to chat, or Helene showing
up with snacks and office gossip.
Not tonight.
My fingers tingle as I reach for the knob, my heart
races, and my mind empties of all the reasons this is a mistake. Of everything
except the relief surging through my veins as I swing the door open. Vaughn is
braced against the frame again. He’s lost the suit jacket, and his big arms are
flexed and straining as he barely holds himself back.
“I shouldn’t be here,” he says, the words gravel
rough and rubbing against me in ways that only make me want to hear more. “I
don’t even have a fucking excuse to check on you.”
“But you came anyway,” I whisper, drinking him in.
“I came anyway.”
The muscle in his jaw jumps over and again as his
silver eyes swirl with an intensity that matches the energy coming off him in
waves. I shouldn’t be reaching for him, but I don’t think I could stop if I
tried. I want this. I want him. My fingers curl into the gap between the
buttons of his dress shirt and I tug.
There’s a beat of resistance when he pulls back and
our eyes connect—and then he’s launching forward on a growl so savagely
possessive, I feel it through the deepest part of me. That big arm I couldn’t
stop staring at sweeps around me as his mouth crashes against mine in a feral
kiss. This isn’t tender or tentative. It’s desperate and hungry and has me half
climbing his body before my shoulders hit the door he just swung shut with his
foot.
Hands roaming over my thighs and ass, he alternates
between gentle and desperate, stroking one second and gripping the next. Making
me groan around the thrust of his tongue. Making me rock into that thick,
steely ridge lodged between us.
“Allie, tell me this isn’t a mistake.”
I need more of his mouth, more of his kiss. More of
his huge chest pressing hot and hard against my own so I can’t feel anything
but him. “It’s not a mistake.”
It’s critical. Necessary.
It’s my first full breath in weeks, months. “We
just—we just need to get it out of our system. That’s all.”
His nostrils flare, and his eyes burn over me as
his hand tightens in my hair. “I don’t think—” But instead of finishing
whatever he was going to say, he blows out a harsh breath and gives me a single
nod.
And then I have it, the crush of his kiss.
Author Bio
Hard core romantic, stress baker, and housekeeper
non-extraordinaire. Mira Lyn Kelly is the USA TODAY bestselling author of more
than a dozen sizzly love stories with over a million readers worldwide. Growing
up in the Chicago area, she earned her degree in Fine Arts from Loyola
University and met the love of her life while studying abroad in Rome, Italy…
only to discover he’d been living right around the corner from her back home.
Having spent her twenties working and playing in the Windy City, she’s now settled
with her husband in Minnesota, where their four amazing children and two
ridiculous dogs provide an excess of action and entertainment.
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NEW RELEASE: THE SECOND WE MET by MAYA HUGHES

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Title: The Second We Met

Series: Fulton U #2

Author: Maya Hughes

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover Design: Najla Qamber Designs

Photo: Wander Aguiar

Release Date: October 17, 2019

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BLURB

Dear Jerk Across the Street, sorry for accidentally walking in on you and catching an eyeful of your—equipment. And hard pass on the open invitation to join you in the shower “anytime”, A-hole.

That’s the note I should’ve written. Instead I sent a pleasant and apologetic version.

Had I known Phoenix “Nix” Russo would’ve been the neighbor from hell, I’d have told him right where he could shove my words.

Nix is the big man on campus with everyone lined up at his games to make sure he knows it. Sure, he’s got piercing blue eyes, abs that don’t quit and a smile that could set fire to a set of panties from a hundred yards away, but he’s also the biggest pain in my ass.

Dear Pink-Haired Menace, learn how to take a joke and stop being such a kill-joy…

Elle Masterson called the cops on one of my parties—again. My sweet talking usually gets me out of trouble, but this time it got me into a nice pair of silver handcuffs. Now I’m on a reputation rehab tour with a stop at a spring break community service project.

Guess who’s my new boss?

Now we’re shoulder to shoulder, sweaty, tired and…she’s not anything like I expected. There might just be a heart under that hardass exterior. She’s invading my dreams and I can’t shake the feeling she’s the key to unlocking a piece of me that I’ve hidden away.

It’s only a matter of time until she finds out why I’m really here.

Maybe I can break through her walls and into her heart before that happens…one screw at a time.

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I’m the mom of three little ones, the wife to an amazing husband and also work full time. Some of my favorite things are cinnamon rolls, white wine, laughing until I can’t breathe and traveling with my family.

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The King Maker by Kennedy Ryan – Sneak peek

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“A dazzling, thought-provoking, layered romance that will keep you on the edge of your seat. A round of applause for one of the best books of 2019.”

— L.J. Shen, USA Today bestselling author

All The King’s Men Duet, an all-new powerful and emotional duet from RITA ® Award winning author Kennedy Ryan, is coming October 28th, and we have the first sneak peek!

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Power. Passion. Betrayal.

RITA® Award-winning author Kennedy Ryan delivers the epic first installment of the All the King’s Men Duet.

Raised to rule, bred to lead and weaned on a diet of ruthless ambition. In a world of haves and have nots, my family has it all, and I want nothing to do with it.

My path takes me far from home and paints me as the black sheep. At odds with my father, I’m determined to build my own empire. I have rules, but Lennix Hunter is the exception to every one of them. From the moment we meet, something sparks between us. But my family stole from hers and my father is the man she hates most. I lied to have her, and would do anything to keep her. Though she tries to hate me, too, the inexorable pull between us will not be denied.

And neither will I.

Sneak Peek from The Kingmaker

A fat raindrop plops on my nose, sliding down the bridge, followed by another and then a wet succession.

“Aw, hell.” I pull my jacket up on my elbows to provide some shelter for the two of us, but the rain trebles, more coming down and faster.

“We still have four blocks before my place,” I say. “Sorry, but the weather is unpredictable this time of year.”

Rain has already started molding the thin dress to her body, faithfully hugging every swell and curve. A hard shiver runs through her and her teeth chatter.

“Come on.” I grab her hand and duck into an alleyway. An overhang provides a tiny patch of dry ground and shelter. “We may be able to wait it out. These showers sprout up and pass over like they never happened.”

We’re sandwiched between two buildings and there is barely any light, but the moonlight finds her, sculpting shadows beneath her cheekbones and etching dark crescents of her lowered lashes. The rain has smeared her mascara, and water-slicked hair flattens to her head. She should look bedraggled, but she manages to be the prettiest girl I’ve ever seen.

I bend, tentative at first, even after last night. Even after making love to her again this morning when I chased her up the stairs. I approach slowly, giving her the chance to refuse, but she doesn’t. She meets me, eyes open, lips eager, hands bunched in my wet hair. It’s a freshwater kiss, made of rain and passion.

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Knox by Brenda Rothert, Cover reveal

Today we are celebrating the cover reveal for KNOX by Brenda Rothert. This is a contemporary romance, standalone, and it is the fourth title in the Chicago Blaze hockey romance series. Preorder your copy now! It releases on October 22nd.

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Book Blurb:

Reese

I’m done.

Getting ditched at the altar is nothing compared to being humiliated there in front of three hundred shocked guests. Apparently I’m no good at spotting the signs your man’s a cheating liar. So I set off solo on my honeymoon to Hawaii, where I realize I’ve got this life thing down just fine on my own.

Friendships and laughter? Yes.

Adventures? Absolutely.

But relationships? Hell no. Never again.

Knox

I’m a man of few words. My reputation as a moody prick is deserved, but only the handful of people who really know me see the man beneath the professional mask.

I’m a protector. A warrior. That part is true. But the world doesn’t get to see the rest of me. And women don’t seem to mind my gruff exterior—my bed’s always warm.

I’m content with life—loving it, even—or so I thought. But when I meet a beautiful pastry chef with a broken heart and a smile that softens me down to my soul, I realize I wasn’t really content at all before her.

I only wish I had the words to let her know.

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Brenda Rothert is an Illinois native who was a print journalist for nine years. She made the jump from fact to fiction in 2013 and never looked back. From new adult to steamy contemporary romance, Brenda creates fresh characters in every story she tells. She’s a lover of Diet Coke, chocolate, lazy weekends and happily ever afters.

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BROKEN KNIGHT !!Early Release!!

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“Everyone needs to read this book. “

– Harloe Rae, USA Today bestselling author.

Broken Knight, an all new standalone about first loves, betrayal and loss from USA Today bestselling author L.J. Shen, is available now!

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Not all love stories are written the same way. Ours had torn chapters, missing paragraphs, and a bittersweet ending.

Luna Rexroth is everyone’s favorite wallflower.

Sweet.

Caring.

Charitable.

Quiet.

Fake.

Underneath the meek, tomboy exterior everyone loves (yet pities) is a girl who knows exactly what, and who, she wants—namely, the boy from the treehouse who taught her how to curse in sign language.

Who taught her how to laugh.

To live.

To love.

Knight Cole is everyone’s favorite football hero.

Gorgeous.

Athletic.

Rugged.

Popular.

Liar.

This daredevil hell-raiser could knock you up with his gaze alone, but he only has eyes for the girl across the street: Luna.

But Luna is not who she used to be. She doesn’t need his protection anymore.

When life throws a curveball at All Saints’ golden boy, he’s forced to realize not all knights are heroes.

Sometimes, the greatest love stories flourish in tragedy.

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L.J. Shen is a USA Today, Washington Post and Amazon #1 Best-selling author of contemporary, New Adult and YA romance. Her books have been sold to nineteen different countries.

She lives in California with her husband, son, cat and eccentric fashion choices, and enjoys good wine, bad reality TV shows and catching sun rays with her lazy cat.

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Under a Different Sky by Lindsey ILer

Title: Under a Different Sky
Series: Hand Over My Heart Duet Book One
Author: Lindsey Iler
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: June 10, 2019
 
My life is a mess.
 
I’m walking around with a black eye. My position on the hockey team is questionable at best, and if that’s not bad enough, I think I’m falling for my dead girlfriend’s best friend.
 
Every day, it’s a fight to feel alive, and yet, I drink to numb the pain. Everyone is standing back, watching me fall apart.
 
Everyone except Hannah. No matter how many times I push, she’s there to pull me back. She refuses to let me spiral any deeper. And after one kiss—she’s impossible to ignore.
 
Unfortunately, it seems she and I aren’t the only thing being kept a secret.
My Review
I have heard a lot about this author. I actually own a couple of her books and I’ve just not for around to reading them.  I think it was Colleen Hoover that branded one a must read and I one clicked right away.  Maybe it wasn’t her but it was someone,  and it just ended up with all the other unread books on my Kindle that I swear I will one day get to.
The word hockey was mentioned.  You want me to read a book then that’s the word to use.  So I signed up.  The word hockey literally jumped out at me but I didn’t read any of the rest of the synopsis.  You know me.  I like to go in blind and experience the book as it unfolds, raw and natural.  I don’t want to read between the lines or wait for something to happen.  I wanted to read it and find out the information as the author intended.  But sweet mother of f*@k if ever I could have done with a heads up it was this book.  It ripped out my insides.  I kid you not.  This book was a punch to the solar plexus.  It broke me.  I don’t know how else to explain it.  Grief is an awful thing to experience,  this I know only too well.  To feel such grief pouring out at your from a page, that’s a damn fine author right there.  One of the best even.
I’m always saying that you can’t help who you love. At pains even to tell my children and not have them judge people in this colourful world we live in.  I’m usually talking about equality but it works equally here. We cannot help who speaks to our soul.  Maybe if things had happened differently and history was different then they would not have been drawn together but it did and they were. It must just be so difficult to feel wrong about something that feels right. So not only dealing with grief but also guilt.
Heartbreak and devastation, this one is a must read especially if you love a good ugly cry.
The next book is definitely one of my most anticipated reads…  Watch this space

 

 

 

Lindsey Iler is the author of the Our Worlds series. She’s had her feet planted in the state of Michigan since she was born and she still lives there with her husband and four kids.
 
When she’s not writing, she’s spending time with family and friends, listening to music, and reading.
 
Lindsey writes mature young adult/new adult romance. She falls in love with every character that pops into her head and is notorious for writing long chapters in her notes on her iPhone.
 
She finds inspiration from music and the people around her.
 

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Ask Me Why by Harlow Rae

Title: Ask Me Why
Author: Harloe Rae
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 20, 2019
Blurb

One deep breath. Two slow blinks. Three hollow beats.
I’m still here.
After three years, that reminder isn’t as necessary. But everyone has their bad
days. This is definitely one of them.
Until an adorable little boy dashes into my store.
His zest for life makes me smile in a way that’s been long lost.
Then I meet his father.
Well, confront is more like it.

Brance Stone is volatile.
Offensive.
Harsh.
And can’t be bothered to care.
Not that I want him to.
I get frostbite just looking into Brance’s glacial stare. But there’s something
undeniable about him.

My misery suddenly craves company. The suffocating numbness lifts whenever
Brance is near. That alone should have me running in the opposite direction.
Try as I might, there’s no avoiding him. If only I could understand why. As if
he’d let me.

I don’t ask. He doesn’t tell. A silent, bitter truce settles between us.
That was our first mistake.
It’s certainly not the last.

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Excerpt
Brance’s
suit is deliciously rumpled. A naughty gleam lingers in his eyes. Evidence of
our kiss lingers on his lips, slightly swollen and red. His hair sticks up in
sexy disarray, sections pointing in every direction. I curl my fingers, hiding
the guilty offenders. But combing through those silky strands will be committed
to memory. I want to do that again, multiple times. But I tamp my trampy side
down. For now.
He makes
quick work of straightening his tie. “You owe me a story.”
A boulder
drops in my gut. “Now?”
Brance
sweeps the brown locks off his forehead, erasing more proof of our tryst. “Nah,
gotta get back to the office.”
“Already?”
I’m still recovering from my orgasm.
He smooths
the wrinkles from his shirt. “My schedule leaves no time for deviations. I have
a full calendar every day. This indiscretion cost me several hours. I’ll be
working late to catch up.”
“Was that a
dig at me?”
“Does it matter?”
“Really,
Brance? Just like that?”
“Were you
expecting something else?”
I open my
mouth, then close it. Was I? How could I? Brance smirks at my extended silence.
“That’s
what I thought.” He tops it off with a wink for good measure.
“You’re
such an—”
“Asshole.
Yeah, got it. I don’t have time to rehash the details.”
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2019 by Harloe Rae, LLC

Author Bio
Harloe Rae
is a USA Today & Amazon Top 100 bestselling author. Her passion for writing
and reading has taken on a whole new meaning. Each day is an unforgettable
adventure.
Harloe is a
Minnesota gal with a serious addiction to romance. She’s always chasing an epic
happily ever after. When she’s not buried in the writing cave, Harloe can be
found hanging with her hubby and son. If the weather permits, she loves being
lakeside or out in the country with her horses.
Harloe is
the author of Redefining Us, Forget You Not, Watch Me Follow, GENT, MISS, LASS,
and Ask Me Why. These titles are available on Amazon.

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