New Release + Blog Tour + 5-Star Review: Defiant Queen by Meghan March

 

The Mount Trilogy continues with

Defiant Queen…

I’m his entertainment. His toy. Payment on a debt.

I tell myself I hate him, but every time he walks into the room, my body betrays me. How can I want him and fear him in the same moment?

They told me he’d mess with my head. Make it go to war with my body.

But I didn’t realize it would be complete anarchy.

I should’ve known better. When Mount’s involved, there are no rules.

I will not surrender. I will not show weakness. I’ll stand my ground and make it out of this bargain with my heart and soul intact.

But he has other plans . . .

 

Defiant Queen is the second book of the Mount Trilogy. Mount and Keira’s story concludes in Sinful Empire.

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Tracey’s Review

Lachlan Mount is King of NOLA, and he has certainly met his match in feisty Keira Kilgore. These two are on fire, and they are burning the town, and each other, to the ground.

This book, y’all. These characters. Oh, my gosh, Lachlan and Keira got me like, whoa. Meghan March is blowing me away with her Anti-Heroes Collection, and I am loving every minute of it. The action is non-stop, and the secrets just keep coming, making this the same twisty, turny delicious read that RUTHLESS KING was.

Meghan, in all of her crafty craftiness, leaves us with just as many questions, just as much, OMG, in this book, and I cannot wait for SINFUL EMPIRE, so that I can finally figure out what the heck is going on. In the meantime, 5 sexy, scandalous, decadent stars for DEFIANT QUEEN. This is a series that you do not want to miss.

 

Get ready for the darker and dirtier side of New Orleans with a brand new alpha romance from USA Today bestselling author Meghan March.

New Orleans belongs to me.
You don’t know my name, but I control everything you see—and all the things you don’t.
My reach knows no bounds, and my demands are always met.
I didn’t need to loan money to a failing family distillery, but it amuses me to have them in my debt.
To have her in my debt.
She doesn’t know she caught my attention.
She should’ve been more careful.
I’m going to own her. Consume her. Maybe even keep her.
It’s time to collect what I’m owed.
Keira Kilgore, you’re now the property of Lachlan Mount.

*Ruthless King is book one of the Mount Trilogy*

 

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Release Day Blitz + Excerpt + Giveaway + 4.5-Star Review: Crank by Adriana Locke

 

 

Title: Crank
Series: The Gibson Boys #1
Author: Adriana Locke
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 10, 2017

 

Blurb
This is one mistake Sienna Landry can’t buy her way out of.
As Walker Gibson looks at her, then at the damage to his precious truck (that
she may or may not have accidentally inflicted), she knows she’s in trouble.
It’s not the busted headlight and dented grill that’s sunk her though. It’s the
downright sinful man in front of her that’s the problem.The small town mechanic is broody. Rough. Smells like engine grease and
gasoline and Sienna isn’t sure why that’s so sexy, but it is. It so is. She’s
ready to peel off her panties at the drop of his wrench.He wants her too. She can feel it when he brushes against her. Experience it as
he presses her against the wall of the shop. It’s thinly veiled in his deep,
brown eyes when he looks at her like she’s everything he’s ever wanted. So why
won’t he give in?The damage to Walker’s truck is the first of many mistakes between the two of
them, ending with truths that rock Sienna’s world. Nothing can fix her broken
heart except the love of a man that won’t, maybe even can’t, love her back.

Crank is a standalone romance in a new small town, blue-collar series from USA
Today bestselling author Adriana Locke. Join readers everywhere as they fall in
love with the delicious Gibson Boys.

 

 

 

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Tracey’s Review

You belong in a place where you can plant your roots and feel safe enough to let them grow. You belong somewhere your tank is filled as much as you take from it. You belong in the little niche of the world where you can’t imagine waking up anywhere different.

Sienna Landry is the rolling stone of the Landry family. All of her siblings have their roles, but she’s, well, she’s still trying to make her way. Finding herself in ‘The Middle of Nowhere’, IL, is not anything that she’d envisioned, but here she is, doing something that she loves. Life, though, is great about giving us what we least expect, and she’s got quite a few things in store for Sienna. As that song, goes, ‘Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes…’ Enter Walker Gibson. Oh, my, indeed. He doesn’t quite know what to make of Sienna, but it isn’t long before she’s changed his world, and vice versa.

I was thrilled when Camilla got her HEA in SWINK, and have been waiting for Sienna’s chance to come along. She’s always been a bit of a mystery to me, but I just fell in love with her in CRANK. She’s got the strength, sass, and self-confidence that she needs to go toe-to-to with Walker, and I loved so much the way that she broke through his walls.

Adriana Locke has segued very smoothly into this series. The Gibson Boys is a completely new group of characters, but, with Sienna being a Landry, there are plenty of Landry moments, which makes it feel like a visit home. And I absolutely adored every single one of the Gibson family, including Nana, the unquestionable boss of the whole clan. Addy’s got her work cut out for her with this bunch, and I cannot wait to see what she does with Lance, Machlan, and Peck (secret confession: he’s my favorite, mess that he is. ♥︎).

I adore pretty much any book that Addy writes, and CRANK is no exception (see what I did there?). Having read the Landry family series is not a must, as CRANK is a standalone, but it’s nice to know the references, plus, why haven’t you read them? Fans of family series, of privilege versus working class type themes, of several bad boys in one small town, well, put this on your TBR, because it hits all the marks. 4.5 divine stars for CRANK. I can hardly wait to see what Addy does with Lance Gibson when CRAFT comes along. Until then, I’ll be over here, just waiting…

Author Bio
USA Today and Amazon Top 10 Bestselling author Adriana Locke lives and breathes books. After years of slightly obsessive relationships with the flawed bad boys created by other authors, Adriana has created her own.
She resides in the Midwest with her husband, sons, and two dogs. She spends a large amount of time playing with her kids, drinking coffee, and cooking. You can find her outside if the weather’s nice and there’s always a piece of candy in her pocket.
Please contact Adriana at www.adrianalocke.com.
She loves to hear from readers.

 

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New Release + Blog Tour + Excerpt + 5-Star Review: Holiday Wishes by Jill Shalvis

 

From New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis comes the next sexy, standalone in the Heartbreaker Bay series, HOLIDAY WISHES, now available for $.99! Don’t miss the amazing excerpt below, and grab your copy today!

 

About HOLIDAY WISHES:

It’s Christmastime again in Heartbreaker Bay!

When Sean O’Riley shows up at the Hartford Bed & Breakfast for his older brother’s bachelor weekend, he’s planning to get through this weekend as well as he can and fulfill his duties as best man. What he’s not expecting is to come face to face with the woman he lost his virginity to a decade ago—a woman he’s never really forgotten.

The last time Lotti Hartford saw Sean, she told him she loved him while he said nothing. Now, ten years later, she’s just looking for a good time. For once, she wants to be wild and free, and when she sees how good Sean grew up, she thinks he might actually be the perfect candidate.

As the weekend continues, Sean realizes that after a lifetime of being the hook-up king, he’s ready to find happily-ever-after with Lotti. But is she ready to open her heart once again? As Christmas sweeps through the little B&B, love and magic are in the air.

 

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EXCERPT:

At the empathetic tone in Sean’s voice, Lotti’s heart and stomach and head all clenched in unison. “What do you mean you can’t give me what I want?” she asked. “All you have to do is walk away.”
“Tried that already,” he said. “And it was the biggest mistake of my life.” He brought her hand up to his mouth and met her gaze over their entwined hands.
He was looking at her like . . . well, she wasn’t sure what was going on in his head, but her thoughts were racing along with her pulse.
“You’re incredible, Lotti. I hope you know that.” Very slowly, clearly giving her time to object, he pulled her into him.
Her breath caught at the connection and his eyes heated in response as he slid a hand up her spine and then back down again, pressing her in tight to him from chest to thighs and everywhere in between. His nose was cold at the crook of her neck, but his breath was warm against her skin. She felt his lips press against the sensitive spot just behind her ear and she shivered. “You’re trembling,” he said, his voice low. “Are you cold?”
“No,” she whispered. Try the opposite of cold . . .
“Nervous?”
“No.” Not even close. The way his mouth moved across her skin was making her warm all over. Not that she could articulate that with his body pressed to hers and his fingers dancing over her skin. She was literally quivering as the memories of what it felt like to be touched by him washed over her, as if no time at all had gone by.
Yes, she’d let him think that their time together had sucked for her. But it hadn’t. Not even close. That long-ago night he’d evoked feelings and a hunger in her that she’d never forgotten. “I’ve just had a long day,” she said.
“I know. I’m going to make it better.” He pressed a kiss at the juncture of her jaw and ear before he made his way to her lips for a slow, hot kiss, his mouth both familiar and yet somehow brand-new. She was so far gone that when he pulled back she protested with a moan, but he held her tight, staring down at her with heated eyes. “Just checking,” he murmured.
“Checking what?”
“That you want this as badly as I do.”

 Tracey’s Review

We’re not-so-slowly wending our way into holiday season 2017, and the books are not only coming, they are here. I’m happily starting to fa-la-la my way through my list of Christmas reads, and HOLIDAY WISHES is making me sohappy.

The last person that Lotti Hartford expected to see in the group of pre-wedding guests that booked the weekend at her B&B is Sean. Because Sean was Lotti’s very first love, her first heartbreak, her first everything, and seeing him now brings up memories that she’d very much prefer remain unremembered, thank you very much. But this Sean is very different from the boy that took her heart and broke it, and he’s bound and determined to make amends, and more.

I’ve loved Sean O’Riley since SWEET LITTLE LIES, the very first book in the Heartbreaker Bay series. He’s the errant youth redeemed, the lost boy that is finally coming home, and seeing him get his HEA makes me all kinds of tingly.

HOLIDAY WISHES is a quick read, but it absolutely hits the spot. Because, not only is it a Christmas book, not only is it a love story, it’s a second chance love story, and second chances can be all the sweeter. This book has all of the things that make it a classic Jill Shalvis story. The close-knit circle of friends, the witty dialogue, a story that immediately feels like a visit to a place that you love, all of these are there, as well as the sexy, romantic, ‘oh, my gosh, my heart’ moments.

A happy addition to my list of must-reads for fans of Jill, feel-good stories, and romance readers that don’t mind a little heat with a lot of heart, HOLIDAY WISHES is a definite 5-star treat, and one that you will love.

 

 

And don’t miss these standalone novels in Jill Shalvis’s Heartbreaker Bay Series!

SWEET LITTLE LIES

THE TROUBLE WITH MISTLETOE
ONE SNOWY NIGHT

ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE

CHASING CHRISTMAS EVE
HOLIDAY WISHES
ABOUT THAT KISS (Coming 1/23/18)

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About Jill Shalvis:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s sexy contemporary and award-winning books wherever romances are sold and click on the blog button above for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.

 

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Release Blitz + Review: Hooking Up by Helena Hunting

Hooking Up

By Helena Hunting

Release Date: November 7, 2017

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Amalie Whitfield is the picture of a blushing bride during her wedding reception–but for all the wrong reasons. Instead of proclaiming his undying love, her husband can be heard, by Amalie and their guests, getting off with someone else. She has every reason to freak out, and in a moment of insanity, she throws herself at the first hot-blooded male she sees. But he’s not interested in becoming her revenge screw.

Mortified and desperate to escape the post-wedding drama, Amalie decides to go on her honeymoon alone, only to find the man who rejected her also heading to the same tiny island for work. But this time he isn’t holding back. She should know better than to sleep with someone she knows, but she can’t seem to resist him.

They might agree that what happens on the island should stay on the island, but neither one can deny that their attraction is more than just physical.

Filled with hilariously scandalous situations and enough sexual chemistry to power an airplane from New York City to the South Pacific, Hooking Up is the next standalone, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy from Helena Hunting, the New York Times bestselling author of the Pucked series and Shacking Up.

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Michel’s Review

Once again Helena Hunting has created a laugh out loud romance that leaves the reader swooning with a case of the warm and fuzzies after reading  Hooking Up.

Hooking Up is the sequel to Shacking Up but features another couple who were determined to get their happily ever after.  The problem was that they were not meant to get their happily ever after together.  It all begins with the perfect wedding which ends up opening up the divorce court doors within minutes of saying I do.  One jilted bride determined to prove she’s sexy ends up molesting the groom’s cousin.  The groom’s cousin doesn’t mind helping the bride out but knows the wedding reception is the wrong time and wrong place.  The honeymoon is another story.  The only problem with the whole scenario is the groom who refuses to sign the divorce papers.  What happens next? Read the book and be ready to roll with laughter.

Helena Hunting has another fantastic book to add to her outstanding book list.

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About the Author:

NYT and USA Today bestselling author of PUCKED, Helena Hunting lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She’s writes contemporary romance ranging from new adult angst to romantic sports comedy.

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Latest Release + Review: Ripples by Aleatha Romig

 

 

 

You don’t have to read the Consequences series to enjoy this stand-alone novel, but if you know Tony Rawlings, you know that disappointing him isn’t an option. Imagine being his youngest daughter…imagine telling him the unimaginable…

“Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.”

Sometimes ideas find you, and dreams begin as nightmares. Sometimes the truth that has been kept hidden is the key to opening a door you never knew existed.

“You might not know me. I’m the baby of the Rawlings family, the princess, the daughter who came along later. I’m not like my older siblings, successful at everything they touch. My mother and father have provided me with every luxury as well as their unyielding love and support, but I’m not spoiled. I’m also not content. By example, my parents have shown me how love should be. I don’t know their past, and that doesn’t matter. I know what I’ve seen—two people devoted to one another.

I don’t believe that I’ll ever find that kind of love, the kind that forgives and accepts all. And as my life falls to pieces and I travel to visit my family to face their disappointment, I’m not even looking for it.

I’m looking for an escape…from my life as a Rawlings…from the pressure to achieve and not let others down. I dream of the time I can live for my own desires without the expectations that come with my name.

I don’t find what I’m seeking…it finds me. Or should I say…he finds me.

This time is different. I have a family who will search for me and find the answers. Little do we know—any of us—that my father set my journey into motion long before I was born.”

“Just as ripples spread out when a single pebble is dropped into water, the actions of individuals can have far-reaching effects.” ~Dalai Lama

Ripples (Unabridged Version) is Natalie’s story, the youngest of Tony and Claire’s children—their baby. This story first appeared in shorter form in Glamour: Contemporary Fairytale Retellings. Due to the length restriction of each novella in that anthology, many scenes in Ripples were shortened or omitted for that anthology. This unabridged edition is the entire story—double in length and—a full-length novel.

Please enjoy this Consequences novel along with special appearances from your favorite Consequences characters.

 

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Robin’s Review

Author Aleatha Romig is probably known best for her dark and mysterious Consequences series and is now revisiting her beloved Consequences characters in a new standalone novel titled Ripples. According to Romig, Ripples appeared in a shorter format in the anthology titled Glamour: Contemporary Fairytale Retellings. Romig either omitted or shortened many scenes of Ripples so it could be included in the anthology, but she is now releasing Ripples in its full-length novel format. Readers who have never read the Consequences series are now able to sample a bit of the series in this spinoff novel!

Ripples focuses on Natalie Rawlings, the youngest daughter of Anthony (Tony) Rawlings and Claire Nichols Rawlings. As the novel begins, Natalie struggles with how to tell her parents that she has failed out of Harvard. She lacks the drive for business that her two siblings inherited from their father and longs for something different – freedom from the expectations and restraints of being the daughter of wealthy and highly successful businessman Tony Rawlings. While traveling overseas for the Christmas holiday, Natalie finds the freedom she’s been searching for in a man named Dexter Smithers, her escape nothing she could have possibly imagined.

Although Natalie and Dexter are brand-new Romig characters, I felt a dark sense of déjà vu while reading their story – strangely reminiscent of how I felt while reading Consequences. Let there be no doubt Romig takes readers to a dark place in this novel. I had a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach for many chapters of the novel, but as I continued reading, I began to grow more confused by my own feelings. Natalie experiences a tremendous amount of character development which caused me to feel conflicted. Ripples is definitely a love story, but not one in the traditional sense. If you love dark romance, this book might be perfect for you!

Aleatha Romig excels in crafting a mystery. For me, the most remarkable features of her writing are the attention she pays to detail and her uncanny ability to weave layers of clues throughout a book or series. I found myself extremely interested in the background of Dexter Smithers. How did he come to be in Natalie’s orbit? What are his connections to the Rawlings family? I truly enjoyed revisiting Tony and Claire Rawlings, meeting their adult children, and seeing how their family has progressed since the days of the series. I have always been very fond of Phil Roach, so I was excited to see that he and his wife, Taylor, play a huge role in Ripples!

Romig begins her book with an ominous quote from Dalai Lama, “Just as ripples spread out when a single pebble is dropped into the water, the actions of individuals can have far-reaching effects.” For me, this quote is very telling. Readers of the Consequences series will understand EXACTLY what Romig is trying to convey. If you read Ripples, you are about to embark on an adventure. Although Ripples is written in the format of a standalone novel, Romig left Dexter and Natalie’s story wide open. Overall, Ripples is a solid 4-star novel, and I sincerely hope Aleatha Romig decides to give us more of their story!

 

 

aleatharomig1Aleatha Romig is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana, USA. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Aleatha has raised three children with her high school sweetheart and husband of nearly thirty years. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she’s not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time a with her family and friends. Her other pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams!

Aleatha released her first novel, CONSEQUENCES, in August of 2011. CONSEQUENCES became a bestselling series with five novels and two companions released from 2011 through 2015. The compelling and epic story of Anthony and Claire Rawlings has graced more than half a million e-readers. Aleatha released the first of her series TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE, INSIDIOUS, in the fall of 2014. These stand alone thrillers continue Aleatha’s twisted style with an increase in heat.

In the fall of 2015, Aleatha moved head first into the world of dark romantic suspense with the release of BETRAYAL, the first of her five novel INFIDELITY series that has taken the reading world by storm. She also began her traditional publishing career with Thomas and Mercer. Her books INTO THE LIGHT and AWAY FROM THE DARK were published through this mystery/thriller publisher in 2016.

2017 brings Aleatha’s first “Leatha, the lighter side of Aleatha” with PLUS ONE, a fun, sexy romantic comedy.

Aleatha is a “Published Author’s Network” member of the Romance Writers of America and PEN America. She is represented by Kevan Lyon of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.

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Release Blitz + Excerpt + Giveaway + Review: Can’t Miss Christmas by Liasson

 

When a children’s book author’s only chance to get home for Christmas lies in a road trip with her sexy ex-husband anything can happen, naughty or nice. Unwrap this Christmas novella from Amazon best-selling author Miranda Liasson, CAN’T MISS CHRISTMAS…

About CAN’T MISS CHRISTMAS  

Finding love again is the best Christmas present of all.

It’s two days before Christmas and bestselling children’s author Grace Alberts needs to fulfill a promise—to make it to a book signing for the kids at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the place that did so much for her during a very rough time. But the weather’s getting awful and all flights are cancelled out of Boston, where she’s wrapping up her book tour. Then in walks her annoying but extremely sexy ex-husband, who (as usual) thinks he’s got all the answers.

Graham Walker just stopped by to get a book signed for Grace’s biggest fan, his niece, and wish Grace a Merry Christmas—why not? But he soon finds himself troubleshooting her dilemma. He’s got a Range Rover that can plow through a hundred-year Nor’easter. He’s even headed home to Philly. Trouble is, Grace’s and his past is a disaster, something he has no intention of reliving while driving through a winter storm, no matter how much he once loved her. And maybe still does.

Bad weather has a way of bringing out the best and the worst in people, and when a run in with some deer antlers leads them to a forced stop in Mirror Lake, Connecticut, anything can happen, naughty or nice. Maybe a bit of enforced alone time and some Christmas magic can be just what it takes for them to face their past—and each other—once and for all.

 

On Sale November 7, 2017

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Somehow, Grace managed to pass Graham and get in the bathroom, where she used the time to try to calm the hell down. If she didn’t come up with an excuse to leave this room, something combustible was going to happen between them. She had to get out while she still had all her wits about her.

When she’d finally got her breathing under control, she left the bathroom, walked toward her suitcase, and stubbed her toe on the bed.

She let out a curse and hopped around a little, imagining what she must look like with her bedhead hair, red plaid flannel, and Christmas socks. Very sexy. Unlike the delicious, muscular god walking toward her.

She tried to use the pain to distract herself from how her mouth had suddenly gone dry and her knees felt as wobbly as a one-year-old’s, but it wasn’t really working. Worse, Graham stepped a little closer.

She splayed out her arms, warning him back. All that lean muscle, all that raw, masculine heat—it could not come near her. She would throw herself at him, smooth her hands over all that hard, bountiful muscle, and beg for things. Her body could not be trusted. “I’m fine. Really. Just stubbed my toe.”

“Want me to take a look?”

His gaze was torching her, like paper in a fire that turns immediately to ash and blows away.

The fact that he was now inches away with his lips quirked into the slightest smile told her he didn’t heed her warning, or give a damn about it. And oh, she did not want him to. He was so close now, she could smell the soap from his shower, see the little beads of water on his shoulders. His fingers gripped her elbow, and she swore it tingled from his touch. Other parts of her were sort of on fire too. So not good. “Let’s see it,” he said, the smile morphing into a wicked grin.

“Graham, I’m fine.” She tried to shrug away. He dropped his hand, but still she felt pinned in place, unable to move or even breathe. Electricity buzzed and snapped between them. She didn’t want him to see how much he affected her, yet she was helpless with him so near.

His gaze homed in on her lips. He was going to…yes, he was. Kiss her. Her heartbeat thrummed in her throat, and every muscle froze in anticipation.

She wanted it. Wanted him. So, so badly.

Graham lowered his mouth. The dip of his head was so familiar, yet it made every nerve stand on end. At last, their lips met. His were soft and pliant, and they brushed against hers, carefully and slowly. Her hand was trembling as she wrapped it around his neck and pulled him toward her until their bodies were flush, fitting together like they were always meant to.

That simple move blew careful and slow right out of the water. His mouth crushed hers, devouring her with deep, sensual kisses. His tongue slid inside her mouth, and she met it with equal vigor, desire roaring and crashing between them, unleashed like a storm surge, uncontrollable and insatiable.

Suddenly, Graham pulled back, out of breath. He cradled her face in his hands and looked at her tenderly. “I missed you,” he said. “I missed this.”

 

Tracey’s Review

Sometimes love just isn’t enough, as Grace Alberts and Graham Walker found. Sometimes tragedy is more than two people can withstand, and, even deep feelings just won’t hold things together. Although they’ve gone their separate ways, finding themselves in the same place at Christmas opens up all sorts of old feelings. Maybe it’s that Christmas magic…

Second-chance love and a holiday read?! Sign me up! As an unapologetic fan of both Christmas and finding love a second time, CAN’T MISS CHRISTMAS by author Miranda Liasson hit all the marks, and did not disappoint.

Graham and Grace are charming and quirky, and obviously still harbor lasting feelings for each other. Their relationship moves pretty smoothly back into comfortable territory, and once they find themselves riding out a pre-Christmas storm in Mirror Lake, Connecticut, they’ve got nothing but time to figure out just how comfortable. The residents of Mirror Lake are wonderfully unique, and accept the visitors as part of their town with no ceremony whatsoever, and make it really easy for the town and Christmas to work their magic.

CAN’T MISS CHRISTMAS is a novella in Miranda’s Mirror Lake series, but even though I had not read the previous books, I fell right into the story. I thoroughly enjoyed the story, which kicks off my annual holiday romance fest, and happily recommend it for fans of holiday reads. Bonus, I also got to meet some folks that I’d like to go back and visit very soon.

 

Author Bio:

 

Miranda Liasson loves to write stories about everyday people who find love despite themselves, because there’s nothing like a great love story. And if there are a few laughs along the way, even better! She’s a Romance Writers of America Golden Heart winner and an Amazon bestselling author whose heartwarming and humorous small–town romances have won accolades such as the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence and have been Harlequin Junkie and Night Owl Reviews Top Picks.

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Release Day Blitz + 5+-Star Review + Giveaway: Move the Stars by Jessica Hawkins

We are pleased to share the release of MOVE THE STARS, the highly anticipated conclusion to the Something in the Way series by Jessica Hawkins.

 

 

Lake
It was a hot summer day when I met him on the construction site next to my parents’ house. If I’d known then what I do now, would I have kept on walking? Manning was older, darker, experienced—and I’d trusted him when he said the story would only ever be about us. I’d held those words close and challenged fate, but I had lost.

A part of me is still that sixteen-year-old girl squinting up at Manning, but no matter how far I fall or high I soar, I’ll always be a bird without her bear and nothing without him.

Manning
When I close my eyes, I can no longer see her. The decisions I made were to push Lake in the right direction—away from me. But now that she’s gone, would I have made those same choices?

I’d walked away like I was supposed to. I’d kept my distance. I’d bent over backward to keep Lake pure, but she’s no longer that girl, and I don’t know if I can stay away anymore. I only know I don’t want to. She’s still everything I want and nothing I should ever have, but if anyone can move the stars, it’s her great bear in the sky.

 

ORDER LINKS:

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2q7rhmd
B&N: http://bit.ly/mtsnook
Kobo: http://bit.ly/mtskobo
iBooks: http://bit.ly/mtsibooks
Google Play: http://bit.ly/mtsplay
Paperback: http://amzn.to/2xeA7FQ
Audiobook (coming 2017): http://bit.ly/audionewrelease

 

Tracey’s Review

Oh, my gosh, oh, my gosh, OH, MY GOSH. I have been waiting for MOVE THE STARS, the final book in the Something In the Way series by author Jessica Hawkins for months. MONTHS. Sitting, waiting not so patiently, for Jessica to bring me back from the sob-fest that was the end of SOMEBODY ELSE’S SKY, I had plenty of time to ponder exactly how things would play out. I could not have even imagined what she had in store for Lake and Manning, and I am still in book hangover land.

This entire story gripped me from the first page of the first book, and Jessica did not disappoint with MOVE THE STARS. With truly no idea of what to expect, I was completely sucked into this third book, and could not put it down. With intensity, passion, and angst galore (it’s Jessica Hawkins, after all!), this was a book that I devoured. I mean, unstoppable. There was no way that I could not keep reading to find out the fate of this star-crossed pair.

MOVE THE STARS is one of those reads that made me both uncomfortable and over-the-moon happy, sometimes at the same time. There were times that I found myself wondering what in the world Jessica was thinking, that this was absolutely not the way that things were supposed to go down, but she brought everything together so beautifully, so masterfully, that any reservations were laid to rest, leaving me with a heart full of love for this exquisite story.

MOVE THE STARS is the perfect way to wrap up Lake’s and Manning’s story. It pushed my boundaries, swept me up, and carried me away, and I could not recommend it any more highly. It is 5+ gorgeous and emotional stars, and, along with the rest of the series, ranks in the top of my recommends for 2017.

 

 

See where it all started. Request SOMETHING IN THE WAY (Book 1) on Netgalley: http://bit.ly/2h1kLuJ

 

 

Enter Jessica’s giveaway. Visit her author page on Facebook for your chance to win…

http://bit.ly/2yGF4VT

 

 

Jessica Hawkins is an Amazon bestselling author known for her “emotionally gripping” and “off-the-charts hot” romance. Dubbed “queen of angst” by both peers and readers for her smart and provocative work, she’s garnered a cult-like following of fans who love to be torn apart…and put back together.

She writes romance both at home in the California desert and around the world, a coffee shop traveler who bounces from café to café with just a laptop, headphones, and coffee cup. She loves to keep in close touch with her readers, mostly via Facebook, Instagram, and her mailing list.

Learn more or get in touch at http://www.jessicahawkins.net