This is Your Life by Jennifer Ann Shore

Gabe King is as famous as they come. Apparently. I wouldn’t know. It’s by chance that we run into each other, and all I can do is gawk at his icy blue eyes and model-worthy stature. He’s immediately dismissive of me, thinking I’m some crazed fan, and I’m left in confusion as to why the gorgeous stranger with arrogance the size of Manhattan just told me off in a public park.

With the help of his foul-mouthed, chain-smoking sister and adorable dog, we’re given a second chance, and soon I’m swept up by his charm and drawn to something deeper and darker that he hides from the world.

The more time we spend together, the more I’m certain I absolutely want to find out who the real Gabe King is. But with fame, there’s a price to be paid—and I’m not sure I can afford the admission.

Review:

This was such a mellow, sweet love story. Not what I expected from the blurb, but in a good way.

Who hasn’t wanted to fall in love with someone famous? I know I had, still have, my fair share of celebrity crushes and fantasies of grandeur.

There was a plethora of characters that all contributed to the plot.

Amanda and Peter are sycophants who accuse Julianna of using them the way they use their friends.

They’re generally terrible people and finally seeing Julianna finally stand up to them was a beautiful thing.

Gabe’s sister Zoe & Julianna’s sister Angela add refreshing comedic moments and moments of support to Julianna and Gabe. The story would feel like it’s lacking without them interspersed throughout the book.

Will. Oh Will. How I wanted to whisk you away from your emotionally barren, social climbing, aggressive parents. I wish we could have seen what became of him in the epilogue.

Juliana is an interesting character. She’s someone I could see myself being friends with. A font of random facts, falls down rabbit holes of research and has her weekly routine down. She gets along with most people, except her awful employers.

Gabe is famous. And everything that entails. So it’s with a healthy dose of suspicion that he misinterprets their first ‘meet-cute’.

Enter Zoe and Pancake.

The thing I liked most about this was how easily it flowed. Gabe and Julianna clicked and made an effort to not let things come between them. Their chemistry was well written and safe (!yay!), consensual and without needing to hide or be self-conscious.

I received a copy of this via BookSirens. All opinions are my own.

Jennifer Ann Shore

Jennifer Ann Shore is the award-winning and bestselling author of several fiction books, including “Metallic Red,” “The Stillness Before the Start,” and “The Extended Summer of Anna and Jeremy.”In her decade of working in journalism, marketing, and book publishing, she has gained recognition for her work from companies such as Hearst and SIIA.

https://www.jenniferannshore.com

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Come to one of the first post-Covid events in the small-town New England town of Trumbull that offers character and charm with local attractions. It is located about an hour from NYC, a short drive from Metro North Railroad, and offers easy on and off highway access. New York or Connecticut airports are easily accessible.

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RomantiConn 2021

Kitty Berry Books, LLC. is excited to announce the 2nd RomantiConn author event coming on July 24, 2021! It’s a fun-filled event where authors and readers share their love of fangirling, book-boyfriends, and all things related to books and romance. RomantiConn offers a day to get away from the stress and spend time with friends

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The Do-Over by Elizabeth Roberts

Fifteen years flew by in a flash, and what does Kate Harris have to show for it? Two children and an empty bed.

Being the picture-perfect mother to Ryan and Allison gave her purpose, but in her new reality, there’s only so much comfort motherhood, wine, and sugary sweets can provide when dealing with a broken heart.

With her perfectly manufactured life shattered and her impeccable image tarnished, Kate finds herself in unfamiliar territory: powerless to fix the problems in her marriage. Facing the prospect of an unknown future, she soon discovers things are not always what they seem when she’s gifted an unexpected opportunity for a do-over. Will she be able to right the wrongs of her past to guarantee happiness in the present and hope for the future? Or will Adam Harris, the man of her dreams, be lost to her forever? 

Not understanding the how or the why, Kate is seemingly transported back in time to the day she and Adam first met. Being able to view the world through a set of mature lenses, will she make the same decisions she did in her youth, or has the passage of time, along with her life experiences, changed her more than she’s realized?

As Kate strives to come to terms with the person she was and the person she wants to be, the clock is ticking, and the hands are moving closer to the reality of divorce. Even if she succeeds, will any of it be enough to guarantee a happily-ever-after?

This debut novel from Elizabeth Roberts takes us on a journey through life’s unexpected losses, the ups-and -downs of motherhood, and the breakdowns that occur when spouses fail to communicate. 

Live the highs and lows that The Do-Over’s heroine, Kate Harris, experiences when given the chance to shatter the illusion there’s only one shot at happiness. 

Due to adult language and sexual situations, this novel is intended for mature readers, 18+.

Review:

Who hasn’t wanted a life do-over? I know I’d take one, if I could actually change things.
This is the kind of book I’ve been searching for. I have a thing for wish fulfilment, what if Hallmark/Lifetime movies. Where one character literally or dreamily experiences their life in the past. Whether that’s to change things, or learn things, it’s always fun to watch.
The Do-Over gave me this.
Kate is a relatable character, because she’s so like many of us. Vivacious and fun when young, then kids come and the self sacrifice starts. Her identity, personality and relationship with husband Adam all fall through the cracks in her quest to not fail at parenting.
Cue a mysterious app and waking up back in college.
I had hoped this would have been explored more. Did anything she did in her do-over have an effect? Like her relationships with Jessica and Sarah and her father.
We don’t get to really know Adam, but seeing him through Kate’s eyes before and after do-over makes him an appealing character. He’s a fair disciplinarian type father, knowing when to give and when to hold the line, especially with defiant son Ryan. College Adam is the boyfriend everyone wishes they had. He’s adventurous, fun and sexy. Doesn’t push for more than Kate’s willing to give him and has a wonderful family.
Post do-over Kate was the best version of the Kate’s we met. She stopped caring as much about what others thought and started to do thinks she liked because she liked them.
Thanksgiving, especially Kate’s inner thoughts, made me cry.
Drunk Kate and Stephanie were hilarious.
I struggled until Kate woke up back in college and then a I couldn’t stop reading. I read through the night until 7 am because I had to find out what happened.
This was a book I didn’t even know I needed to read. I received a copy from the author via Voracious Readers. All opinions are my own.

Elizabeth Roberts

A Southern girl at heart, Elizabeth Roberts currently resides in the great state of Texas, along with her spouse, two children, and two rescue dogs, lovingly referred to as her “toddlers.”

Completing The Do-Over was a life-long dream come true, and she’s already hard at work on her second contemporary romance novel.

https://elizabethrobertsauthor.com

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Pause (audio) by Kylie Scott

Pause, an all new emotional standalone romance from New York Times bestselling author Kylie Scott is available in audio now!

An unpauseable new romance from New York Times best-selling, Audie Award-winning author Kylie Scott – available in audio first!


When Anna wakes up from a coma after a car crash, she discovers life has gone on without her. Her husband has been unfaithful – with her best friend – and she’s been long since replaced at work. While her old life is a distant memory, her new life feels like an empty shell. Then she meets the stranger who saved her life during the crash, and he changes everything.
Leif Larsen – tattooist, joker, and player – has his own scars thanks to the crash that put Anna in a coma. Helping her move on from her failed marriage, and create a new life, sounds like a perfect distraction. So when he needs a new roommate, he invites Anna to begin her new life with him.
Although their lives may have been put on pause, together they just might find a way to heal.

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About Kylie Scott
Kylie is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year, 2013, 2014 & 2018, by the Australian Romance Writer’s Association and her books have been translated into eleven different languages. She is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet.

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Wrecked (The Donington Racing Series #2) by Kat Ransom

We’re best friends. The original forbidden fruit.
We have to stop this before it wrecks us both.

Jo
I moved away from my best friend when I was fifteen. It nearly killed me.
A decade later, he disappeared after a devastating Formula 1 crash left him a shattered, broken, husk of a man.

I had no choice.
His demons control him.

My wagon has always been hitched to Logan Kendrick, Australia’s sexy hero F1 driver, my boss, and best friend since we were kids. Whether he chooses to drag me up into heaven, or down into darkness, is entirely irrelevant, because that’s where you’ll find me. Like a pathetic fangirl, I’ve been hopelessly in love with my best friend since I was six years old, and he will never know it.

Logan
I’m the rookie son of a legend, a three-time world driver champion. I get by on a charming smile and sarcastic Aussie wit, but I will never measure up. We all know it.

I’m a murderer. Nothing I do changes the fact that I killed a man. Doesn’t matter if it was an accident. I deserve the nightmares, the guilt. Forgive me, mate, if I go off the rails from time to time.

I’ve been in love with my sports physiologist, my best friend, Jo, for as long as I can remember. Regardless of how my body reacts as she slathers me in massage oil every day, how inappropriate it is, I can’t live without her. And she will never know it.

I have no choice.
Her future isn’t with me.

I have to let her go. And it’s going to be the death of me.

This book tore my heart out, stitched it back together and melted it.

Logan is an Aussie boy with big dreams. He comes across as a larrikin, greeting Jo with the lyrics from Down Under by Men at Work. He calls everyone ‘mate’ and he has the typical Aussie working spirit.

Jo was torn away from her best friend as a teen and they were determined to get back in each others lives. Logan makes it a promise.

This is were we meet our fated to be together couple. With Logan making good on his promise to hire Jo as his personal physio.

I really enjoyed the way Jo talked about the body and how she hones Logan to peak performance.

I’ve only read one other Kat Ransom book, Fast & Wild and from what I can see, this fits into the same Formula 1 universe.

Kat has a talent for writing global characters with enough detail to seem like a globe setter. I am Australian and related to the memories Jo and Logan have of Oz. The Aussie inspired playlist featured some classic songs we all know and love.

Logan is tormented. Like some before him, he walked away from a race accident someone else didn’t. This weighs heavily on him. His guilt and grief is almost palpable, coming off the page right to your heart. Jo does her best, but doesn’t know how to help him out of his moral injury. He can’t take medication because he can’t race.

As the one year anniversary approaches, he ends up back on the same track. His ability to cope spirals and he takes it out on the one person who loves him unconditionally.

Jo wants him to be better. She wants him to thrive. But she can’t help him the way he needs to be helped. And she has a full plate with a mother who succumbs to a religious cult, no knowing the identity of her mother and a big boss who seems heartless.

She makes the ultimate sacrifice and runs. Escaping to the family of a friend.

Back to the romance. It’s not every day you come across a lover as inventive as Logan Kendrick. I won’t give too much away, but I’ll never look at Scotch whiskey the same again. Their relationship is sexy and sassy and full on fun. They enjoy each other, tease each other and challenge each other in the best ways.

But, it can’t last. Not until Logan faces his demons, or learns how to coexist with them. Not to be without her own drama, Jo learns who her father is. The parallels she draws are enough to freak anyone out.

Their time apart is gut wrenching but crucial for their individual development. Making their ultimate reunion worth it.

You will laugh, cry, clutch your hands to your heart and cheer for these strong, vulnerable characters.

Kat Ransom writes steamy romances filled with strong, sassy men and women who bring them to their knees. She lives in the Southern US and is owned by two janky rescue cats. When she isn’t writing, she’s exploring isolated corners of the world or curled up with a wool blanket and a stiff whiskey trying to warm up her perpetually cold toes.

Kat loves to hear from her readers! Contact her at authorkatransom@gmail.com
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Love is Worth Waiting For (Better To Burn OUt #2) by D.M. Needom

How much of your life would you give up for someone you loved?

How many years would you give up for your love’s dream?

What would you sacrifice for the love of your life? Your career? Your fame?

Jenn Poff had a hit movie and was on her way to becoming a young starlet. Then her hit television series got canceled, and auditions started to dry up.

But, whatever, Jenn had Wes Blenkenship. Lack of auditions just meant more time to spend with the love of her life.

Soon their roles reversed, and Wes’s singing career is the one gaining momentum. While his good looks and velvet voice have ladies begging to be with him, he only had eyes for Jenn. Fame will not tear them apart. Jenn was the only one who understood him and loved him for who he was and not the illusion his fans had created.

However, one night, something happened which would alter their lives forever. Jenn now finds herself asking, is she willing to give up five years to give Wes his dream?

My plan to read for 30 minutes started off promising. The next thing I know, It’s dinner time and I’ve finished this book.
I couldn’t put it down.
First of all, it’s set in the ’90s, which is awesome. I happened to have had a top 100 ’90s countdown on an MTV channel, so win for me!
Jenn is a fiery character who makes the ultimate sacrifice so her beloved can succeed. She’s an actor in between projects with a useless agent. Her brother, Ollie, aspires to be an agent and seemingly, does what he has to, to accomplish this goal. Jenn and Ollie also have the responsibility of an alcoholic mother to deal with.
Wes is a rock singer hoping to break into the big leagues. He’s in love with Jenn and is hoping they will spend their lives together. They are a cute, and supportive couple who respect and trust each other.
Enter Mason. A Hollywood bigshot with the ability to make Jenn’s dreams of stardom a reality. But there’s a catch. As there always is.

Love is Worth Waiting for follows five years of Wes and Jenn’s life. The ups and downs and interferences keep you reading because you get invested in this couple.
You want Jenn to tell Wes everything at the beginning, but you want them to both succeed.
You want Wes to fight harder, but understand why he doesn’t. As the five-year mark draws closer, you get more involved until everything comes to a head in a shocking event.
I definitely recommend this to anyone.
It’s kind of like a fake romance trope and a second chance trope had a baby that grew up to be a rock star.

D.M. Needom has been creating stories since she was a kid. She finally started committing them to paper when she was in high school. While most of her classmates went on to college, she opted to take a different and often exciting life path. While she did attend college on and off during this journey she appreciates, the opportunities she had working in the music television, and film industries. She now realizes this adventure gave her the life experiences she needed to complete her first book and bring the Better to Burn Out series to life.

Originally from New Orleans, she now calls the North West Burbs of Chicago her home with her wonderful husband and their two fur babies; Chloe, kitty, and Cami, pup. Besides writing, she enjoys intuitively reading Tarot and Oracle for others. She also enjoys watching a variety of television and movies though often finds that there isn’t enough time in the day to do this and write. https://www.dmneedom.com/

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Stripped Bare by Heidi McLaughlin

Title: Stripped Bare
Author: Heidi McLaughlin
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 18 ,2021
Hosted by: Buoni Amici Press, LLC.

 

They don’t call it the Strip for nothing. . . .

In this sinfully sexy Las Vegas romance from bestselling author Heidi McLaughlin, a man who has it all reunites with a woman who takes it all off.

Living in Sin City, Finn McCormick is no stranger to one-night stands, but the last person he expects to find losing big on the casino floor is a former high school fling. Even though Macey Webster’s clearly down on her luck, she’s still a knockout, and she’s dressed like a stripper—because she is one. Drunk off an unfamiliar cocktail of lust, pity, and compassion, Finn offers to pay Macey’s debts if she cuddles up to him around town . . . and does whatever he wants between the sheets.

Macey came to Vegas for one reason only: money. She’s got a young daughter to support, and the tips really are bigger in Vegas. But when she blows her earnings on blackjack, her guardian angel is the rich boy who once stole her heart and never called her back. Although Macey would love to turn the tables on Finn, she can’t afford to refuse his proposition—and soon she’s enjoying herself much more than she cares to admit. Macey’s used to baring her flesh, but baring her soul will take far more courage.

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Heidi McLaughlin is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of The Beaumont Series, The Boys of Summer, and The Archers.

Originally, from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell, Buttercup and a Highland West/Mini Schnauzer, JiLL and her brother, Racicot.

When she’s isn’t writing one of the many stories planned for release, you’ll find her sitting court-side during either daughter’s basketball games.

Heidi’s first novel, Forever My Girl, has been adapted into a motion picture with LD Entertainment and Roadside Attractions, starring Alex Roe and Jessica Roth, in theaters January 19, 2018.

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Lightning Game (Ghostwalkers #17) by Christine Feehan

Danger and passion fuse in this electrifying GhostWalker novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan.

GhostWalker Rubin Campo’s rough upbringing made him into the man he is today: strong, steadfast and wary of outsiders. When he and his brother return to their family’s homestead in the Appalachian Mountains, he can immediately sense that a stranger has taken up residence in their cabin—a woman who just happens to be a GhostWalker too.

Jonquille looks deceptively delicate but is clearly a fighter. She also doesn’t seem to care that Rubin could kill her where she stands. She sought him out, wanting to connect on their shared interest in electrical charges. As one of the first failed GhostWalker experiments, Jonquille can produce lightning with her body—but she can’t control it.

Their connection is magnetic, their abilities in sync. Rubin knows she’s his match, the answer to a lifetime of pain and intense loneliness. But Jonquille came to him with hidden intentions, ones that threaten to destroy their bond before it can truly begin.…

Reading this book was like returning to visit an old friend. Lately, Christine’s books have reminded me of her early works. While intrigue and action still abounds, the connection and romance between the two main characters is at the forefront.
Rubin Campo has always been a peripheral character in the Team 4 books. We learn a lot about him as the star of his own. I enjoyed the way he described having two parts to his personality; healer and hunter. And how these two facets are often in competition. We get more insight into his frustrations at always being protected, especially by his younger brother. The Campo brothers childhood was heart wrenching, and how they grew into the men they are now speaks volumes about their character and the boon Ezekiel Fortunes was to their life. Rubin is interesting because his strength is hidden behind a soft spoken, calm and unassuming personality.
Jonquille is, like all the orphan girls, lost and exhibits a vulnerable strength of character. She’s assertive, accepting and determined. The glimpses of her childhood in Whitney’s compound bring more atrocities from the man. It makes it hard to believe he loved the girl he adopted. Or, was bringing her out of the facility and raising her in a home just another experiment? One he thought he could control? Knowing Jonquille shares the same healing talents as Rubin and Paul is going to bring an interesting dynamic to future books. Especially the way she can share energy with Rubin.
Luther Gunthrie. Where does one start. Seemingly a wily eccentric mountain man is more than meets the eye. I hope his origins are explored more.
I always love seeing old characters in long running series, but I wish I’d seen more of them. Most were mentioned in passing. I feel like there was a lost opportunity for Jonquille and Flame to reunite when a third Fontenot brother was found.
The introduction of another team from another madman will be interesting to read, they seem to be a different type of enhanced soldier.
This is another fantastic addition to a wonderful series.

I’ve been a writer all of my life — it is who I am. I write for myself and always have. The ability to create pictures and emotions with words is such a miracle to me. I read everything; I mean everything! All kinds of books, even encyclopedias. I am fascinated by the written word and I love storytellers. It is a great privilege to be counted one myself.

I write every day and have done so since I was old enough to pick up a pen. (I spent a lot of time getting in trouble at school for writing instead of doing the things I was supposed to do.) Once I create my characters, I try very hard to have them react to situations as they really would. Sometimes I have preconceived ideas of what I would like them to do, but they don’t mind me, because it would be out of character for them. They take on a life of their own. It is important to me to have them be real, not perfect people, so they make mistakes we lesser mortals might make.

Christine Feehan

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Dissecting Meredith (Police & Fire: Operation Alpha) (On Call #6) by Freya Barker

Title:Dissecting Meredith (Police and Fire: Operation Alpha) (On Call, #6)
Author: Freya Barker
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: March 9, 2021

Hosted by: Buoni Amici Press, LLC.

Since taking over the county coroner’s office, Meredith “Doc” Carter has been working hard to gain the respect of both her peers and local authorities. Reporting the circumstances surrounding the death of a loved one is often a thankless part of her job. Still, those are the easier cases. Random body parts turning up are substantially more troublesome, and when the facts don’t line up Meredith reaches out to entomologist, Casey Shea for answers.

Detective Jay VanDyken has admired Doc from the sidelines. His recent promotion comes with the added benefit of dealing directly with the silver-haired forensic pathologist, an opportunity he doesn’t plan on wasting. The discovery of partial remains have Jay and Meredith working closely together, but breaking down the pieces to build their case is not the only challenge. Their developing relationship has its own share of problems.

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USA Today bestselling author Freya Barker loves writing about ordinary people with extraordinary stories.
Driven to make her books about ‘real’ people; she creates characters who are perhaps less than perfect, each struggling to find their own slice of happy, but just as deserving of romance, thrills and chills in their lives.
Recipient of the ReadFREE.ly 2019 Best Book We’ve Read All Year Award for “Covering Ollie, the 2015 RomCon “Reader’s Choice” Award for Best First Book, “Slim To None”, and Finalist for the 2017 Kindle Book Award with “From Dust”, Freya continues to add to her rapidly growing collection of published novels as she spins story after story with an endless supply of bruised and dented characters, vying for attention!

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