Release Boost – The Solution to Unrequited by Len Webster

Young love. Angst. Heartbreak. Healing.
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Atomic number: 33
Name of chemical element: Arsenic
Symbol: As

Every solution has a poisonous flaw … even between best friends.

The agreement: Fall break together.
The struggle: A road trip from North Carolina to Massachusetts.
The reason: To find a way back into each other’s lives.
The issue: AJ’s not ready to let Evan reclaim the parts of her he made his.
The hindrance: Connecticut.

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Every theory has a test subject … even between best friends.

The pact: Stanford.
The betrayal: AJ attending Duke.
The reason: She did something stupid like fall in love with Evan.
The problem: Evan’s not ready to let this betrayal go so easily.
The solution: Find AJ and fix them.

About Len

Len Webster is a romance-loving Melburnian with dreams of finding her version of ‘The One.’ But until that moment happens, she writes. Having just graduated with her BBusCom from Monash University, Len is now busy writing her next romance about how a boy met a girl, and how they fell completely and hopelessly in love.

She is also not a certified explorer, but she’s working on it.

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Secrets of the heart

Bride in Secret by Serenity Woods

I can safely say that this third book in Serenity Woods’ Bay of Islands Brides series is my favourite thus far – I absolutely loved the story which had me hooked from the very first chapter. But the reasons why I loved it… I don’t want to go into as I don’t want to spoil the story and trust me, this book is best read going in blind because there are some major events, big shocks and a whole lot of love!!!

Bride in Secret is a beautiful story about the trouble that secrets can get you into – even if these secrets are kept with the best of intentions. Roberta and Angus have been secretly attracted to each other ever since they first laid eyes on one another two years ago but neither of them have tried to be anything more than friends. But when a night in Las Vegas leads to some unexpected consequences, the real possibility of forging a relationship comes to the forefront. I absolutely adored Roberta in the first two books and I was thrilled to learn so much more about her in the book. And Angus is the biggest sweetie ever and his role as town doctor and Elliot’s best friend made for some very interesting scenes.

Without a doubt, Bride in Secret is my pick of the theee books released so far in this series. But with three more books still to come, I’m definitely keen to read Elliot’s book as he is the Goldsmith family member that intrigues me the most.

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When opposites attract

The Stars in the Sky by Leslie McAdam

This story – wow 😮 It’s one of those romance novels that is so much more than a story about two people falling in love … and these are fast becoming my favourite type of romances. The Stars in the Sky gives us two polar opposites in Marie – the Democrat, vegan, environmentally friendly, tattooed woman – and Will – the Republican, ranch owner who loves his meat, his wranglers and his cowboy hat. But what makes these two different is also what makes them so damn good together and watching them fall in love was a pleasure.

Despite the story being solely from Marie’s POV, Will is a strong, dominating character who we still manage to learn so much about. And what we do discover adds him to my list of ideal book boyfriends and I now know why so many readers swoon over this cowboy. Sure he can be an a**hole (both his and Marie’s words!) but it’s the depth lying underneath that tough exterior which Marie – and all of us readers – fall for. And when you see just how he affects the strong-willed, stubborn Marie and manages to crack into her closed off heart, you know you’ve found one hell of a man.

Leslie McAdam does an incredible job of intertwining into the story quite opposing politics views without advocating for one or the other. And this is the first romance novel I’ve read that has done such a fantastic job of this. There’s no political agenda here, just a story about understanding and respecting the views of those you love. And I absolutely adored seeing both Marie and Will make compromises in their beliefs – and yep, I even enjoyed the arguments too because angry, make up sex is hot!!!!!!

This series is shaping up to be one of my favourites. And I can’t wait to read the next book with Amelia’s workaholic colleague Jake about to get taught a lesson in loosening up.

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Swooning over the Sun God

The Sun and The Moon

I’m finally getting around to reading all of Leslie McAdam’s back catalogue and I’m so excited to be reading her Giving You series. Knowing this was her first series, that the coffee shop in this first book inspired the name of her Facebook author group … it’s like I’m getting to know a bit of Leslie history as well as getting to read some amazing books at the same time. The first book in this series, The Sun and The Moon, has just blown me away. I’m actually shocked this was Leslie’s debut novel as it does not read that way at all. Already her ability to create genuine, authentic and nuanced characters is finely tuned and I have fallen in love with both Amelia and Ryan, aka the Sun God.

What makes this a stand out story is Amelia. She is flawed, she lives with depression, she has a lot of inner demons (and rules regarding sex) to battle … and Ryan is willing to do his best to support her through it all. Amelia’s self criticism and her negative and questioning internal voices are something that – unfortunately – lots of people can relate to (me included) and I loved that Leslie has portrayed a heroine like this. The issues that arise in Amelia and Ryan’s relationship aren’t the usual big dramatic events (ie: past exes, surprise pregnancy, massive fight), they are problems that occur due to Amelia battling with assumptions she has made due to her last, assumptions she makes about Ryan and the first impressions she gathers as well as the fact that something positive is happening in her life and her brain isn’t ready to accept it … especially when it seems “to good to be true”.

After saying all that, The Sun and The Moon does provide a lot of laughs, some very very hot and steamy sex scenes and a story line that will resonate with a lot of people on some level I am sure. We all deserve a Sun God, but no one more so than Amelia. And I cannot wait to read the rest of this series 😁

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A librarian named Samantha

Heels by Megan Erickson

I was thrilled when Megan Erickson announced that Bryan – an important side character in her newsletter serial turned full blown book, Boots – was getting his own book. He is the ideal anti-hero, Bryan is not a good guy but he does what he does for good reasons. And when he meets small-town librarian Samantha, you know that things are going to get interesting.

I don’t want to say too much about the storyline of this book as I’m not a fan of spoiling people and this is a book that is best experienced without too much prior knowledge – except of course that which you gain by reading Boots (though of course this book can be read as a standalone). But I do want to talk about Samantha’s her characterisation was so authentic and I really connected with her inner critic. Sam has suffered from gaslighting in her past and this has resulted in her questioning everything about herself – from her display of emotions, her everyday choices and, most of all, her appearance. And while it was devastating to read about the consequences of such manipulation, I really felt that Megan did a fabulous job with such a realistic portrayal.

Heels was everything I wanted from Bryan’s story and a whole heap I didn’t expect but was so thrilled to get. There were jaw dropping moments, hot and panty-wetting sex scenes, past demons back with a vengeance and some twists I didn’t see coming. Plus a catch up with Tara and Lance from Boots, that I thoroughly enjoyed (and for those who have read Boots, the significance of the title of my review gets a mention!!) A definite five star read!!

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When one item of shoe wear can conjure up an entire story!

Boots by Megan Erickson


“Funny how you think you have nothing to lose until you lose it all.”

Boots was my introduction to Megan Erickson and after what began as a free newsletter subscriber serial book, I knew I would be hooked and have to read more by this talented author. This story has a bit of everything – romance, suspense, violence, humour and a couple in Tara and Lance that will burrow in deep!!

I loved the connection these two shared almost straight away and add to that with their shared pasts and this story is so gripping you will devour it as quick as I did. It’s a quick read now that I can do so in one sitting and yet there were plenty of chapters where I remember being so frustrated with Megan because she left us newsletter subscribers on a massive cliffhanger.

If you love romantic suspense, if you love hot, panty-wetting sex scenes, if you love quick, captivating reads … then grab Boots.

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Touching, heartfelt, beautifully romantic

In the Middle of Somewhere by Roan Parrish

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It is books like this that just make my heart burst and make me so incredibly glad when I’ve found a new author whose books I just want to devour!! In the Middle of Somewhere was Roan Parrish’s debut novel and I swear you cannot tell. She is another one of those authors who just has incredible talent and a knack for telling beautiful stories.

I was blown away by the authenticity and realism of Daniel and Rex in this book. They are both beautiful men but with very sad pasts and a lot of things to work through. But together they complement each other and the chemistry between these two is hot hot hot 🔥 The sex scenes are sensual, steamy and absolutely beautiful and I love these two together. Furthermore, as the story is told entirely from Daniel’s perspective, we spend a lot of time in his head and I found myself feeling like the type of inner critic in Daniel’s head is one I could identify with. He struggles with the thought that everything will turn out ok and is a pessimist first … and I could identify with this so very much! Sure our backgrounds are polar opposites (let alone our gender and sexual orientation), but there was something about his inner voice that I just understood completely.

Roan is a phenomenal author and one I’m so very glad to have found. She writes absolutely beautiful mm romance stories that are so character driven and that I always manage to relate to. A definite one click forever author for me and I cannot wait to read her next release as well as her through her back catalogue as well.

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Get ready for IMPACT!!!

Impact by Kate Sterritt

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Well this book had everything I wanted after the jaw dropping cliffhanger ending of Collision (and yes you MUST read that book before Impact as they are a duet and you’ll be missing out on a lot of you don’t read it). Jules and Leo’s story is not without it’s fair share of drama, sex and more fighting (of the mainly physical kind!) and I was totally hooked until the very end.

So not to spoil this book or its predecessor I’ll just give a few – vague – dot points regarding the parts that stood out for me.

  • Leo’s past coming back was HUGE and so very unexpected. And when all the cards are dealt I think you’ll be as shocked as I was with how it all played out.
  • I’m going to be frank, the side plot with a certain guy that Jules met was just a whole lot of frustrating!!!!!
  • Perth!!! Wow – so much good stuff and so much shocking stuff that men and women will do in the pursuit of sport (the sauna 😳😳🤢🤢)
  • Jules continues to fight for what and who she believes in and I love her so much for that.
  • And Leo – he is my type of book boyfriend: hot, flawed and crazy in love with his Jules!!
  • That epilogue – ABSOLUTE PERFECTION!!!!! I loved it ❤️❤️

Overall this is one incredible duet that will keep you turning pages until the very end. Kate Sterritt is on my must read authors list for a reason and these books only cement that even further!!

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Get set for one hell of a collision!

Collision by Kate Sterritt

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I’ve had Collision – the first book in Kate Sterritt’s Fight for Life series – on my Kindle for ages and I felt like it was time to dive into something different. And this story, it had me hooked from the first page, captivated by the two incredible lead characters Juliette/Jules and Leo, and left my jaw hitting the floor with a cliffhanger I’m so desperately glad I get to read the resolution of straight away!!

Kate has a way of creating characters that are genuine and authentic, with faults and positive traits, with things you love and hate about them … and Collision is a perfect example of this. Jules and Leo are drawn to one another from the moment they lock eyes across a crowded room (ok, fight club arena but same same 😉) and when fate has them crossing paths three times in almost as many days, it appears that these two might just be what the other needs. But there’s a lot of obstacles standing in their way, Juliette’s boyfriend and family for one – couple that with Leo having some pretty massive demons in his past that he has yet to deal with, and despite the palpable chemistry and energy between these two, it’s going to be an uphill struggle for them to create a healthy relationship.

Kate leaves us with an absolutely jaw dropping cliffhanger which I did not see coming. So I’m heading back to my Kindle to read Impact and see how all of this is going to play out…

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Blog Tour – Breathe by Carly Phillips

 

Breathe-SBPRBANNER-BTBreathe, an all-new second chance romance from Wall Street Journal and New York Times bestselling author Carly Phillips is LIVE!

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Fall in love with the Wards…

From troubled teen to successful general contractor, Jake Nichols turned his life around from his time in foster care. Divorced and single, he juggles his time between his daughter and his work. Next on his agenda, a new project that is his chance to prove his worth at the job he loves. Except he never anticipates that the only girl he’s ever loved and lost as a teen is now a grown and beautiful woman in charge of the project.

Phoebe Ward has survived and conquered a painful past that includes foster care and becoming a teenaged mom. She wants nothing more than to focus on the present but it’s hard when she looks into the eyes of her son, knowing she’s tried and failed to find his father. She’s resigned herself to raising him alone with the help of her family… Until a client meeting brings her face to face with her first love. A boy… now a sexy man she thought she’d never see again … and the father of her child.

So many years have gone by and both of their lives have changed drastically. Will they be able to put the past behind them and find the second chance they both deserve?

A Standalone Novel

Excerpt

“Are you my guardian?” she quipped, trying to keep things light as she tipped her head slightly, studying his tight, serious expression.

“I want to be.” His voice was serious as hell. His tone rubbed her in the most intimate way, her body swaying toward him.

“Jake.” He reached out a hand to cup her face, his calloused fingertips rough against her skin. So intense were his features, so erotic was his touch, his protectiveness cloaking her in heat. Her nipples even puckered into tight points of need.

“If I had my way, nobody would be able to take advantage of you, because they’d have to go through me in order to get to you.” Her face warmed at his words.

“That’s sweet of you to say.”

“I’m not feeling very sweet. In fact, I’m feeling pretty damned protective.” He was, and she liked it. A lot. His fingers skimmed her cheek as he spoke.

“I was lucky enough to find you again. I want a chance to see what could be between us,” he said, taking her off guard. But God, she wanted that, too.

Despite her brain telling her they needed to tread carefully, that they had a little boy to protect, her traitorous heart still wanted more. His blue gaze bored into hers, causing her heart to pound hard in her chest.

“I know things are complicated right now, but how many people get second chances?”

“Not many,” she agreed, knowing how lucky they were.

“So wouldn’t we be foolish to waste the opportunity?”


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CarlyPhillipsCarly Phillips is the N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of over 50 sexy contemporary romance novels, including the Indie published, Dare to Love Series. She is happily married to her college sweetheart, the mother of two nearly adult daughters and three crazy dogs. Carly loves social media and is always around to interact with her readers.

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