Teaser Tuesday- Bossman

Bossman teaser June 14th

Author: Vi Keeland

Release Date: July 18th, 2016

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The first time I met Chase Parker, I didn’t exactly make a good impression.

I was hiding in the bathroom hallway of a restaurant, leaving a message for my best friend to save me from my awful date.

He overheard and told me I was a bitch, then proceeded to offer me some dating advice.

So I told him to mind his own damn business—his own tall, gorgeous, full-of-himself damn business—and went back to my miserable date.

When he walked by my table, he smirked, and I watched his arrogant, sexy ass walk back to his date.

I couldn’t help but sneak hidden glances at the condescending jerk on the other side of the room. Of course, he caught me on more than one occasion, and winked.

When the gorgeous stranger and his equally hot date suddenly appeared at our table, I thought he was going to rat me out.

But instead, he pretended we knew each other and joined us—telling elaborate, embarrassing stories about our fake childhood.

My date suddenly went from boring to bizarrely exciting.

When it was over and we parted ways, I thought about him more than I would ever admit, even though I knew I’d never see him again.

I mean, what were the chances I’d run into him again in a city with eight million people?
Then again…

What were the chances a month later he’d wind up being my new sexy boss?

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Juked by M.E. Carter

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Author: M.E. Carter

Release Date: June 16th, 2016

Genre: Sports Romance

Rating: 5 Stars

Heat Rating: 4 Stars

All The Feels Rating: 5 Stars

ARC received in exchange for honest review.

 

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Juked: verb.

/jook-t/

A slang soccer term meaning: fake out, deceive, confuse your opponent

See examples Daniel Zavaro and Quincy Watson:

As the rising star in Houston, Daniel has found fame as Captain of his Pro soccer team
and the city’s most eligible bachelor. Daniel has everything – except someone special –
and that suits him just fine. He doesn’t want, or need, complications.

Quincy has baggage, and lots of it. After a tragic accident spins her world on its axis, she
finds herself as a single mother, raising a newborn nephew she never knew she had.
Between parenthood, her full-time job, and dealing with the suffocating grief of losing
her sister, every day is a struggle.

When they begin to cross paths unexpectedly and often, an unlikely friendship starts to
evolve. Feelings change. Lines get crossed. What happens next surprises them both…

Before they know it– they’ve been Juked.

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  1. Having all the required or desirable elements, qualities, or characteristics; as good as it is possible to be.

Perfect. That was the first word to come to mind when I finished Juked. This felt like more than a book to me- it was more of an emotional roller-coaster that made me smile, swoon, laugh, tear up, bite my nails and turn my stomach into a butterfly conservatory. Juked demanded my attention from the first page and had no problem keeping my interest to the last one.

They say your life can change in a second, and for Quincy Watson, nothing has been more true from the second she gets a phone call to head to the hospital. There she finds out her sister has passed away, but her nephew- the one she never knew she had- has survived. And if those bombshells weren’t enough, she finds out she has custody of him. Talk about a bad day.

Daniel Zavaro is living the good life. Star soccer player, team caption, great looks, plenty of charm, and of course, his pick of the cleat chasers. He doesn’t feel like anything is missing from his life, until a chance encounter with Quincy. Even though he can see she has enough on her plate at the moment, he can’t help but want her to make a little room on there for him.

I have to start off with Quincy, I just adored her. She was written flawlessly; from her thoughts, to her actions, to her internal battles with herself, to her interactions with the baby, and to her feelings with Daniel. I could literally feel her every emotion through the pages, M.E. Carter deserves major props for creating such a strong voiced character. You can’t help but connect to Quincy and root for her as she goes on her journey with her nephew. I loved that Quincy is both strong and vulnerable. Independent and in need of a shoulder to lean on.

Then there is Daniel. He is your typical superstar athlete- attractive, desirable and a bit of a player. Unlike other character in his position, Daniel is extremely likeable, right from the get go. He has this quality to him that I can’t quite pin point, but it kind of makes you fall in love with him. And by kind of, I mean definitely. Along with Daniel, you also get to meet the whole Zavaor clan. It was really fun to see them all interact with each other. There is a lot of personality there.

Now let’s talk  about Quincy and Daniel’s relationship. It takes them both by surprise, and is equal parts sweet and sexy. However, since there is a baby in the picture, it is also complicated. Not to mention Daniel IS in the spotlight. The way the characters are written, both so realistic, it’s hard not to feel the chemistry between them. And the sexual tension.

The story itself was just so touching to me. I wasn’t lying when I said I teared up, I did at several parts. It truly was just very moving and bittersweet, and M.E. Carter wrote it, well, just perfectly. Brilliantly.  Honestly, there are two love stories in this book- the one between Daniel Quincy and the love between her and the baby. They are equally as important to the plot as the other and the whole thing is just so heartwarming.

Wither you like sport romance novels or not, you WILL love this book. Trust me. You don’t want to miss out on being Juked.

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“I hope you don’t mind,” she says, changing subjects and breaking the tension. “Before
you called, I was going to catch up on Outlander. I’m several episodes behind.”

“Fine with me,” I say. “I’m used to those soft-porn shows.”

“Soft-porn shows?”

“You know Outlander, Game of Thrones, True Blood. Soft porn.”

She scoffs at me. “We’re watching Starz, Daniel, not pay-per-view.”

I lean back and put my feet up on the coffee table. “Baby, the only difference between
Starz and porn is that actual porn doesn’t have a plot or as big a budget.”

She rolls her eyes. “Whatever. Soft porn,” she grumbles under her breath. She picks up
the popcorn and puts it on the couch between us.

I snap up a handful and toss some in my mouth as the review of the last episode plays
and the credits roll.

Adult language. Adult situations. Brief nudity.

That’s what the parental ratings warn us of. It is so, so wrong.

The first thing that pops up on the screen is a woman on a bed and a man is with her.
With his head between her legs for a very long time. And now there’s nipples, lots and
lots of nipples. And his head is still between her legs.

“Still trying to convince yourself it’s not high-budget porn?” I joke, trying to break the
sexual tension that has sprung up again.

“Oh my god, this is so awkward,” she replies, eyes still on the screen. Her ears turn bright
red, which is apparently her version of a blush. She looks so uncomfortable.

I sip my beer and munch popcorn, ignoring the woody in my pants from imagining that
it’s Quincy and me on the screen. When all else fails, insert humor. “Man, he’s really
going at it, isn’t he?”

“Would you shut up?” She laughs and smacks my arm. “This is weird enough without
you making jokes.”

“Sorry. I’ll just sit here quietly while we watch the non-porn.” She rolls her eyes but
smiles anyway.

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M.E. Carter

“Mother, reader, storyteller – ME Carter never set out to write books. But when a friend
practically forced a copy of Twilight into her hands, the love of the written word she had
lost as a child was rekindled. With a story always rolling around in her head, it should
come as no surprise that she finally started putting them on paper. She lives in Texas
with her four children, Mary, Elizabeth, Carter and Bug, who sadly was born long after
her pen name was created, and will probably need extensive therapy because of it.”

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WeddedBliss by M.E. Carter & Sara Ney

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Authors: M.E. Carter and Sara Ney

Rating: 4 stars

Release Date: February 12th, 2016

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“A wedding is a joyous time; a time to celebrate love and relationships. A time to begin a new life with the one your heart has chosen. It’s also the time your best friend becomes an absolute nightmare as you plan your wedding…”

Remember fun and outgoing Janine? After a string of disastrous online and blind dates, she has finally found the love of her life in the place she least expected it: work. With a new engagement and an impending wedding, life couldn’t get any better for Janine and her fiancé, Dan…

Between a pile of destroyed wedding invitations, and too much champagne during one too many dress fittings, Becky is quickly becoming “Maid-of-Honor-zilla.” But with her best friend’s nuptials looming—and little time to plan—she is determined give Janine the gift of WeddedBliss and the wedding of her dreams.

Even if it kills her. Or Janine.

Or both.

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WeddedBliss is the icing on the [wedding] cake to FriendTrip. This quick read was filled with laugh out loud moments, cringe worthy situations and  the hysterical bickering between Janine and Becky.

WeddedBliss starts off where FriendTrip left off, and I was eagerly awaiting to see what happens to Janine and Becky. While FriendTrip dealt with navigating through dating and keeping the romance alive, WeddedBliss is all about a wedding. Becky’s Janine’s wedding, to be exact. Yes, while Janine is the one with the engagement ring and the new finance, Dan, it’s Becky that is making all the decisions to Janine’s growing dismay.

Just like in FriendTrip, this book also focuses on the two leading ladies, which once again is so refreshing. I love their relationship. Even when they are butting heads, they still care deeply for each other. You know how they say you fight with the ones you love the most, well that is Becky and Janine. Since the two of them can’t stay out of trouble, you just know the wedding planning can’t be all smooth sailing. In addition to their crazy shenanigans, Janine also has to deal with her soon to be in-laws. Side note, but I also loved how Jeraminah and Dan form their own friendship. I guess they are the only ones that know what it’s like to put up with those two, so it’s better to stick together. And probably safer too.

Carter and Ney did not disappoint with this book. Once again, both Becky and Janine have strong voices and point of views. Their writing was flawless and meshed really well together. The storytelling was perfect, never once did I feel like anything was rushed or felt like a scene was dragging on for too long.

Weddedbliss will make you laugh and will leave you with a heartwarming feeling. It might even leave you missing Janine and Becky. And if you’re like me, you will also have a huge craving for some cake.

You do not have to read FriendTrip before you read WeddedBliss, but I strongly recommend it. If you haven’t read my review of FriendTrip, check it out. You can find WeddedBliss on Amazon and Goodreads.

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5 Authors You Need To Be Reading In 2016

It’s a new year, and if you’re like me then you’re always looking for some new authors to add to your 1-Click addition. Because there is no such thing as too many books, right? 😉 Luckily for you, I have some suggestions.

 

 

 

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Miranda Kenneally

Friends to Lovers. Enemies to Lovers. Opposites attracting. Love again after heartbreak. Family issues and internal conflict. You will find that and so much more in Miranda’s books. Miranda is one of my favorite YA authors, and her books are some of my ultimate feel good reads. Her books are a companion series, though each one can be read as a standalone. Strong female leads, swoony guys, fun banter and humor is included.

What’s next for Miranda: Defending Taylor will be out July 2016. I can’t wait!


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Huntley Fitzpatrick

Huntley is another YA author, but if you are thinking that means her books are light and fluffy, think again. Dysfunctional families, being disappointed by the ones you love, and struggling to figure out who you really are/ who you want to be are some of the things you will find in her books. The characters are flawed, and that makes them so lovable and real. Then there is the romance, which is truly ‘aww’ worthy. All are standalones, though My Life Next Door and The Boy Most Likely To are connected.

What’s next for Huntely: I don’t see any upcoming new releases, but hopefully there is news soon!

 


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Sara Ney

If you haven’t read anything by Sara Ney, you need to change that, stat! Her fresh, original NA books are filled with flirty fun, steamy scenes and characters that steal a little piece of your heart. Oh, and humor. Did I mention how hilarious they are? I’m not talking about the occasional chuckle out loud, I mean laugh so hard that I’m holding my stomach as tears fill my eyes. Sara’s books are all standalones, though her Kiss and Make Up series are companions and the same with the Three Little Liars novella series.

What’s next for Sara: Things Liars Fake will be out in February, as well as the novella companion to FriendTrip, written with M.E. Carter.


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Shirl Rickman

Shirl Rickman is a new author, but her debut novel, When Destinies Collide, was absolutely fabulous. The book was a page turner, filled with twists and turns and characters that you can’t help but root for, and connect with. It made me laugh and tear up. It also made me realize that Shirl is something special, and is one to keep an eye on.

What’s next for Shirl: Her next novel, Somewhere In Between, will be out April 2016.


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M.E. Carter

Gripping. Touching. Bittersweet. Romantic. Real. Funny. Those are all words I would use to describe M.E. Carter’s writing. Books that make you think- and make you feel deeply- are my favorite kind, and her books do just that.  M.E.’s books have characters with real voices, so they end up dragging you into this wonderful world she’s made. A world you can’t get enough of and don’t want to ever leave.

What’s next for M.E.: The novella companion to FriendTrip, written by Sara Ney, will be out in February.

FriendTrip by M.E. Carter & Sara Ney

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Stars: 4 Stars

Release Date: December 22nd, 2015

Authors: M.E. Carter & Sara Ney

ARC received in exchange for an honest review.

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“A best friend is someone you can trust; they make you laugh, they hold you when you cry… they drive you to the sex shop when you’re trying to spice up your marriage.”

Becky used to be “the fun one.” But after five kids, yes five, and ten years of marriage, she is becoming everything she swore she’d never be; complacent, content and boring in the bedroom.

Determined to spice things up her marriage, she leans on the one person besides her husband she can always count on for advice; her best friend Janine.

Outgoing and always outspoken Janine has issues of her own; she is tired of living the single life. After a bitter divorce leaves her struggling to find love again, she’s no longer content coming home to an empty apartment, and living vicariously through her best friends love life.

Online dating, confused husbands, and flirting with random porn stars lead to nothing but trouble. Because nothing with these two is easy—and nothing ever goes according to plan.

Ever. At all. Not even close.


If you are looking for a new feel good read, look no further: FriendTrip is for you. This book is laugh out loud funny, heartwarming and filled with many OMG moments.  It is a perfect blend of friendship, love, and coming to terms that things don’t always turn out the way we plan. Honestly, my first thought when I finished this book was ‘wow, this would make a fabulous movie’. Who can I talk to about that?

As for Becky and Janine, I FLOVE them!! I wasn’t always able to relate to them, but I connected to them 100 percent, and saw pieces of myself in both. Personally, their friendship makes this book for me. They push each other, encourage each other, and yeah, even embarrass each other. You can’t help but root for them every crazy step of the way.

Becky shows us that marriage and motherhood isn’t always a fairy tale, but is made up of many imperfectly perfect moments. That, and a ton of hilarious mishaps. Janine‘s journey with dating had me cracking up. There was the good, the bad, and the ugly. Well, mainly the bad and the ugly. I’m still laughing as I think about some of her dates. Which I can do, because I’ve been there too.

There is no sexy hero that steals the show- Janine and Becky do that on their own- but there is still a very lovable guy. Or two.

Now…I’ve read some books written by two authors, where it doesn’t work. Just because two people can both write well, doesn’t mean their work can be synchronized. That’s not the case with M.E. Carter and Sara Ney. Their writing styles compliment each others wonderfully, and the writing flows seamlessly. That, of course, didn’t stop me from trying to figure out who wrote what. Hmm.

FriendTrip will make you laugh. It will make you smile. It will make you want to book a trip to Vegas with your girlfriends. Most importantly, it will make you realize the trip through life isn’t nearly as fun without a bestie by your side.

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