Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Clean Approach by Patricia Logan Blog Tour

Clean Approach by Patricia Logan Blog Tour

Damon Thorne, former CIA operative, is now living with Jude Chenoweth, his new boyfriend. The sexy graphic designer is handsome as hell and Damon can’t get enough of him. Unfortunately, his life as a “cleaner” always seems to get in the way. At least Jude is at his side these days, helping out on an odd job here or there.

Jude finds his new life with Damon thrilling. If it’s not rescuing a teen from child traffickers, it’s stealing adult toys from a notorious sex club. While Jude struggles to stay out of the limelight, Damon battles with his own demons, trying to reconcile a heartbreaking past.

A mandatory trip to New York turns into a weekend on the Harlem blues scene and a party with New York high society, ending in near disaster. To top it all off, a deliberate poisoning, a pissed off “force of nature” in stilettos, and a half-blind money launderer confirm there’s trouble brewing and only the beginning of their problems.

When an old acquaintance turns up with a tale of betrayal and a warning of imminent danger, Jude and Damon go on the offense. Fortunately for the two men, they unexpectedly have a team of warriors at their backs.

Join Jude and Damon for one thrill ride after another in the sequel to Clean Up on Aisle Mine.

Don’t miss our reviews of the rest of the A Spy Like Me series!
For book one, Clean up on Aisle Mine, click HERE.

 

 

Clean Approach by Patricia Logan

Book 2
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Excerpt



“You are much more than work! You always were, Jude,” Damon insisted, dropping his hands from Jude’s arms and deliberately stepping around him to walk over to his coat where it lay on the bed. “I love you. I’ve told you that but I don’t know what I have to do to prove it to you,” he said as he straightened and began pulling on the coat. “My past doesn’t matter. I’ve told you that a thousand times. Do I ask you about all the men you’ve fucked?”

He had a point. Jude couldn’t very well argue the point when it had more than a little truth in it. Jude hadn’t fucked every guy he met but he’d had a revolving door in his bedroom for years before meeting Damon. In fact, he hadn’t kept anyone around before.

“You’re right,” Jude said, sighing. “I’m a total asshole.” Jude walked over to him and took him by both cheeks as he stared at him. “I’m a total dick tonight. I’m really trying not to make excuses but I think I was more upset about your disappearance than I wanted to admit. Sometimes I think I’ve missed so much of your life and I can never claim that part of you even though you always tell me that it was your past. Please forgive me. I’m not one to throw stones.”

“Me either.” Damon shrugged and leaned down to kiss Jude. The kiss wasn’t full of the usual warmth Jude had come to expect. It ended way too soon but he went with it anyway. When Damon turned away and grabbed his room key off the table before turning back, Jude felt like the whiskey in his stomach was going to come back up.

“Come on. We’re super late already,” Damon said flatly.

“Okay,” Jude said, resisting the urge to reach up and run his fingers through his hair and pull all the strands out of their tie. Instead, he followed Damon out of the suite and let the door slam behind them, wondering what the hell had just happened.

 

 

Damon smirked at him. “Technically, I’m not a firefighter though I wanted to be when I was five.” “Clean Approach I wanted to be Wonder Women when I was five,” Jude said.

 

 

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Ruthie☆☆☆☆
This is the second book in the series, and I think that you definitely need to have read them in order to understand the underlying plot. Damon is on a job looking after Jude, errant son of a senator. They are attracted to each other and acting on it – in fact, they are now living together by choice, and even doing some of Damon's crazy jobs as a team. It is a lot of fun watching these two men falling for each other and enjoying life for the first time in a long while.

I love Jude's mum; her financial independence gives her the power that most wives of senators do not have, and what's more, she uses her wealth for good. Her enthusiasm for the men's relationship is important.

As an aside to the Jude situation, Damon is also facing trouble – the missing microdot from book one is still causing trouble. As that part of the story unfolds, the drama ratchets up a lot, but it is very engaging and a little tense... to say the least. I am pleased to say that I guessed who the baddie was, but the twists and turns were clever and worked really well.

A very enjoyable story, I recommend it to you.

 
 
Author Bio



International bestselling author Patricia Logan resides in Los Angeles, California. The author of several #1 bestselling erotic romances in English, Italian, French, and Spanish lives in a small house with a large family. When she’s not writing her next thriller romance, she’s watching her grandchildren grow up way too soon, and raising kids who make her proud every day. One of her favorite tasks is coaxing nose kisses from cats who insist on flopping on her keyboard while she tries to type. She counts herself lucky to be surrounded by people who love her and give her stories to tell every day.

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He lifted one hand and traced a finger down Jude’s spine from the nape of his neck to his ass crack. “You’re gonna put a tattoo here for me,” he growled.

 
 

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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

No Love Lost by Lexi Blake Release Blitz

No Love Lost by Lexi Blake Release Blitz

When Ezra Fain joined the ranks of the CIA, the last thing on his mind was romance. After meeting Kim Soloman, it was difficult to think of anything else. A tragic mistake drove them apart, leaving him shattered and unable to forgive the woman he loved. But when his greatest enemy threatens her life, Ezra leaps into action, prepared to do anything to try to save her.

Solo accepted long ago that she won’t get over Ezra. She’s worked for years to get back into his life, looking for any way to reignite the love they once shared. Unfortunately, nothing seems to penetrate the wall he has built between them. When she’s arrested for a crime she didn’t commit, she believes she’s on her own.

Racing across the globe, Ezra and Solo find themselves together again, caught in the crosshairs of the agency they sacrificed so much to serve. Days on the run soon turn to steamy nights, but Levi Green isn’t about to let them find their happily ever after. And when the smoke clears, the men and women of McKay-Taggart will never be the same again.

Don’t miss our reviews of the rest of the
Masters & Mercenaries The Forgotten series.
For book one, Lost Hearts, click HERE.
For book two, Lost and Found, click HERE.
For book three, Lost in You, click HERE.
For book four, Long Lost, click HERE.

 

 

No Love Lost by Lexi Blake

Book 5
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Reviews

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Avid Reader☆☆☆☆☆
M/F Second-Chance Romance
Triggers: Click HERE to see Avid Reader’s review on Goodreads for trigger warnings.

Ezra (Beck) is one hard man. He knows love, he knows loss, and he knows revenge. While he hasn't been the most understanding person, what he's had to live through has given him a chip on his shoulder so large, it's a wonder he can stand up straight.

Kim (Solo) is an amazing operative who never thought her life would turn out the way it has. On the run, accused of horrible things, in love with someone who only hates her, and to make it all wrapped with a shiny bow, she has more secrets than anyone around.

These two fight like cats and dogs, but know that they had something at one time.

You'll cheer for Solo, rage against Ezra, want to kill Levi Green AGAIN – man, this guy! These characters are all so well developed, and the story will twist and turn in ways that you can't imagine. I loved every second of it, even the seconds that made me cry with heartbreak.

I can't say enough about this book and hope that you've read the previous ones because you'll need all of the background to understand the complexities in this one. Read at your own risk of needing something to throw, Kleenex, and some chocolate. Amazing is all I can really say.


Mary☆☆☆☆☆
Ezra is at it again, trying to save Solo from Levi Green. It has been seven years since he has seen her, but the love he feels for her is even stronger now. He has changed since the last time they saw each other; he has been through therapy, he is calmer now. He wants to try again with her.

She has kept several secrets from him for seven years, can they move past them and make a future together? Will Levi come back for her because he believes she is his? Can they stop Levi for good this time?

I love this series, it is filled with suspense, intrigue, a rogue CIA agent who has a God complex and wants to control his own army through mind control. McKay-Taggert has the Lost Boys, who are the results of another doctor who thought she was God and she kept wiping their memories but they are slowly gaining them back.

So if you love suspenseful military stories with a love story twisted in it, then this series is for you. I highly recommend it and I hope you love it too.

 

 

Author Bio



New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lexi Blake lives in North Texas with her husband, three kids, and the laziest rescue dog in the world. She began writing at a young age, concentrating on plays and journalism. It wasn’t until she started writing romance that she found success. She likes to find humor in the strangest places. Lexi believes in happy endings no matter how odd the couple, threesome or foursome may seem.

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Monday, September 28, 2020

Out of Love by Jewel E. Ann Blog Tour

Out of Love. I could love the monster or leave the man.

Conspiracies. Corruption. Serial killers.

You name it—I'm fascinated by it. My mom always blamed my overly curious and highly suspicious mind on my dad.

My incredibly overbearing dad.

Mr. No One Is Good Enough For My Daughter has been terrifying my dates since I turned fifteen.

College is my chance to be free from his control and date any guy I want.

I'm absolutely certain he would hate Slade Wylder—almost as certain as I am that I do too.

Since when have I shied away from trouble?

Slade fascinates me. He lives in a house I'm certain is haunted. His dog is trained as well as any guard I've ever seen. Rumor on campus is that he deals drugs. It would explain a lot.

But it doesn't explain why he saves me from my darkest moment.

It doesn't explain why I can't stop thinking about him.

And the explanation I finally discover is far more dangerous than any rumor.

 

 

Out of Love by Jewel E. Ann

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Excerpt



After their kissy-huggy greeting ended, they walked toward the house with Jericho in tow. I waited for him to glance back at me. He saw me. There was no way he passed me a few seconds earlier on the street and didn’t see me. Yet, he made no attempt to acknowledge me.

Until…

My boy Jerry stopped abruptly and turned like he caught whiff of my scent. All the warm fuzzies filled my chest. A dog gave me more feels than any man had given me in a long time. Maybe ever.

Jericho liked me. Hell, maybe he loved me.

He protected me.

He smiled when he saw me—tongue out, tail in a low wag. I continued my way up the sidewalk, feigning surprise when he trotted toward me in spite of Slade barking his own command.

“Hey, Jerry.” I squatted down to give him double the love Miss Sophisticated gave him… and I had a treat in my pocket because part of me anticipated—hoped for—a chance encounter. “Oh, buddy… I love you too.” I closed my eyes and turned my face side to side while he showered me with kisses.

Slade cleared his throat.

I opened my eyes—noticing his friend must have gone inside. “Sorry.” I stood, sliding a treat into Jericho’s mouth along the way. “I know it’s hard for you to know he likes me more.” On a shrug, I bit my lips together to keep my shit-eating grin under control.

“Inside,” he said to Jericho while looking at me.

Jericho turned and headed to the back door.

“If you have a job to do… Jerry can hang with me tonight. I’m alone this evening.”

“Jericho. And he doesn’t need a babysitter.”

“Maybe I do.”

His brow tensed a fraction, contemplation settling into a slight frown for a few seconds, before he whistled and Jericho came running. “Send him home when your friends get back.”

Why was the only word that sat on the tip of my idle tongue? Why protect me?

“What are you going to do?” Okay, apparently “why” wasn’t the only word on the tip of my tongue after all. Six other words were in line first.

“Does it matter?”

Letting my gaze settle over his shoulder to the firehouse and images of Miss Sophisticated waiting for him, I lifted a single shoulder. “No. Just curious. Is she your girlfriend?”

“Does it matter?”

“I hate you.” I rolled my eyes. “Worst communication skills ever.”

“Good. Hate me. I prefer it.”

I recoiled. I didn’t really hate anyone. It wasn’t my personality to be hateful, vengeful, or hold grudges. Why did Slade Wylder want me to hate him? It was a joke. I hated his lack of sharing information.

“If you’re selling her some shit that will ruin her life, may I suggest you rethink that? Not cool, Wylder.”

“Noted.”

Tipping my chin up, I gave him several tiny nods. “Okay then. I’ll take Jerry to my house and spoil him. Maybe he comes back to you… maybe he doesn’t.”

Slade let his gaze slide down my body, a slow and easy trip. He didn’t do that when we met. Somewhere along the way, he decided it was okay. I wasn’t sure what reaction he desired from me.

Maybe nothing.

Maybe he did it out of pure selfish desire.

“I’m only allowing this because I love Jerry.”

Curious eyes met mine, slightly squinted.

I smirked. “Stripping me with those eyes of yours.”

Moments…

I collected moments in my mind, my heart, my soul, like Aubrey collected rare coins—my mom dying, my dad spending a few years thoroughly drunk. Mostly bad moments—permanent scars.

That moment I tucked into my memory forever as one of the first truly great moments.

Wylder…

The corners of his mouth quirked into pure sin. If Satan was hot as fuck, his name would have been Slade Wylder, and I would have been in a whole helluva lot of trouble.

 

 

Reviews


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Erica☆☆☆☆
4.5 stars

First things first, how does Out of Love connect to the Jack & Jill series?
Livy is Jackson and Ryn's daughter, acting like a perfect combination of her parents.

Secondly, should you read Jack & Jill first? Yes, because this story is one large spoiler, making it impossible to go back and read the series, because not only do you know the outcome of who ends up with whom, but also tragic scenarios along the way.

Livy is an overprotected daughter, fighting for her independence. What do you expect for the daughter of Jackson, right? She can barely take a breath without her father or aunt determining if she's breathing deeply enough.

This independent woman is striving to become a lawyer, her ultimate goal to enter politics. She doesn't party like the rest of her college classmates. Livy is into surfing and bad boys.

In walks in Slade, with his German Shepard, Jericho... and that's all I can tell you about him.

Out of Love was read in one sitting, cover to cover, as I had to know what happened next. Having been far too long since I read Jack & Jill, I struggled to place Livy in the family. But where it helped me is that I had forgotten the details that would have turned to clues in the mystery. Maybe if I reread, I still would have been taken by surprise. Slade was not in Livy's life for the reason I expected him to be, and I was giddy because I had no idea what was going on, thrilled to be surprised.

Why not 5 Stars?

The connection between Livy and Slade. It just wasn't there for me. Toward the end, I was invested. But where it suffered was due to Slade's lack of communication with Livy. While I fully understand why Slade didn't communicate, this took away the much-needed conversations for the reader to see Slade and Livy bonding, for the reader to understand them both together. Causing the story to not have much of an emotional gut-punch.

The only non-verbal character that made an impact on everyone around him was Jerry, aka Jericho. A simple growl told an entire story. The dog was the star of the novel.

Highly recommended to fans of the author and those who wish to continue on with the Jack & Jill series. I have a strong craving to binge a reread, as well as crossing my fingers we haven't heard from the last of this set of characters. One in particular, we need to know how his future played out.

 

 

Author Bio

 

 

JEWEL E. ANN is a Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author a with a quirky sense of humor. When she's not saving the planet one tree at a time, you can find her role modeling questionable behavior to her three boys, binge-watching Netflix with her husband, and writing mind-bending romance.

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“I’m trying really hard to be…” his lips twisted “…amicable and persuasive.”


 

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Feinted Love by Elle Keaton Blog Tour

Feinted Love by Elle Keaton Blog Tour


A gambit for love, a half-baked revenge plot; one hot Seattle summer…

Arnie


One minute I’m minding my own business enjoying the sunshine, next I’m wearing my iced coffee.

I’m going to teach Tobias Barrington a thing or two; first: you don’t always get what you want. I have no idea what the second is, I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it.

Falling in love with Tobias is not on the list.

Tobias

I've never forgotten Arnie Ferguson, or the night we had together. When I find him again, I want to get to know him—as more than a friend.

I may come from a wealthy family; but I know better than most that money can’t buy happiness. But brash, socially awkward Arnie Ferguson makes me think happiness is possible when you let your heart choose.

Feinted Love is a first person, dual POV, following Arnie Ferguson and Tobias Barrington as they do their best to awkwardly fall in love. No cliff hanger, HEA guaranteed. Heat level, 3+.

 

 

Feinted Love by Elle Keaton

Book 1
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Excerpt



Arnie

Tobias Barrington is so damn handsome. If I could’ve dreamed up a man just for myself, Tobias would’ve been my special order; he is everything I crave, and he has extra toppings. Thick black hair that curls up at the ends as it grows longer, pale skin—this close I can see a faded scar at one corner of his luscious lips. And blue eyes, the kind that are almost green but not quite, eyes I could lose myself in.

Tobias’s eyebrows draw together. “Are you sure you’re okay?”

I nod, stepping back and out of his grasp. “Yeah, sorry, I just got off work.” I gesture behind myself. “I was in the pit today, uh, washing dishes; it was really hot in there.” Anything to get Tobias to ignore my awkward daydreaming. Although telling him I’ve been washing dishes at my just-over-minimum-wage job doesn’t make me feel much better.

“Oh, I bet, it’s hot today.” Tobias smiles.

If I’d thought I was in dangerous territory a minute ago, now my internal alarm bells are clanging so loudly I’m pretty sure I can actually hear them. Tobias’s smile is brilliant.

“Can I buy you a drink? I bet you’re dehydrated. And I kind of owe you one,” he says quietly.

Tobias has a dimple in one cheek. Fuck.

“A drink?” I echo. What does he owe me a drink for?

Tobias’s smile widens further. I don’t know what to do. The dimple is distracting me.

“Yeeesss, a drink, a liquid, something to hydrate you.” He chuckles. “The Madison Pub’s patio is open. So is the Blue’s. You could probably use a little time outdoors; you said it was hot in there today.”

Someone bumps into me as they move around the two of us to enter the coffee shop. I have the dual realization that we’re blocking the door and that no way should I have a drink with Tobias. Except I want to.

Why am I thinking about passing up this opportunity? I can have one drink. It’s probably a really bad idea—I’m not prepared—but I’m going to do it anyway. After all, he said he owed it to me.

“Um, I have to get up early,” I babble.

Really, Arnie? Get up early? This is why I hardly ever got into trouble when I was a kid: I learned early on that I could not lie.

Tobias checks his watch, a silver Rolex with an indigo face. “It’s only three thirty. But if you can’t, that’s okay. Maybe another time?”

Is it my imagination that Tobias seems disappointed?

“I, um, have an appointment,” I fib. “I can’t stay for long. And I stink,” I blurt out. An appointment? All I could think of was an appointment? “An interview, I mean.” I hope, anyway, someday to have an interview.

Tobias had started to turn away, but at my words he turns back. “We can sit on the patio, and you smell fine to me.”

I look around for Charley Hunter. The last few times I’ve seen Tobias he’s been with that absolute tool of a friend, or whatever he is.

“Where’s your friend?” I ask. “The skinny blond with the terrible sense of humor?”

Tobias chuckles again. I nearly die. Still, I manage to scowl and narrow my eyes.

“I’ll have a drink with you, but not if he’s going to show up.” I look around as if Charley might be hiding behind Tobias or maybe in the shrubbery.

“Charley has an event tonight. He’s busy getting ready.”

“Is he planning his own funeral? That’s an event I’d attend.”

“If you come have a drink with me, I’ll tell you.”

How could I resist?

 

 

Getting even doesn't mean falling in love.


 

Reviews


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Veronica☆☆☆☆
Arnie and Tobias are from two different worlds. Tobias comes from a wealthy family and is working for his father’s successful real estate business. Arnie isn’t using his college degree, is working at a coffee shop, and living in a tiny apartment with his best mate, Duff.

Arnie bumps into Tobias and decides his life went awry when he first met Tobias seven years ago. He decides he needs to get some sort of revenge to even the scales. Initially I found this whole get even scheme cringeworthy, but it quickly becomes a source of entertainment as it is apparent that Arnie’s hair-brained scheme won’t work. Then we meet Tobias and he is a lovely guy who is a bit quiet and shy, hates his job, and just wants to write screenplays and date Arnie.

Arnie is intelligent, awkward, and delightful. I felt like his brain is always on and it was thoroughly entertaining seeing life from his point of view. Tobias’ calmer personality works well with Arnie and it was so enjoyable being with the two of them as they fell in love. It is also pretty hot on occasion.

Feinted Love is what you would call a feel-good romance and I found it totally charming. I loved it. Four stars from me.

 

 

Author Bio

 

 

Elle hails from the northwest corner of the US known for, rain, rain, and more rain. She pens the Accidental Roots series, the Never Too Late series, and the soon be published Hamarsson and Dempsey series, all set here in the Pacific Northwest. All Elle's books feature hot mm romance with the guarantee of an HEA. The men start out broken, and maybe they end up that way too, but they always find the other half of their hearts..

Elle loves both cats and dogs, Star Wars and Star Trek, pineapple on pizza, and is known to start crossword puzzles with ballpoint pen.

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“Hey back.” I can’t help but smile. It’s like my face is in love with his face.


 

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Friday, September 25, 2020

The Glass Queen by Gena Showalter

Welcome to the Forest of Good and Evil, where villains may be heroes and heroes may be villains… it all depends on who you ask. The Glass Queen by Gena Showalter.


Once Upon a Time meets Game of Thrones in book two of New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter’s magical, romantic dark fantasy series, in which the fairy tales we know and love are prophecies of the future. Welcome to the Forest of Good and Evil, where villains may be heroes and heroes may be villains… it all depends on who you ask.

Ashleigh Ansklelisa may be called the Glass Princess due to her weak heart, but Saxon, king of the Avian, knows she is more dangerous than broken glass, in this Cinderella retelling that sweeps readers into the magical land of Enchantia, filled with treacherous enemies, unexpected allies, forbidden love, and dangerous magic! Can destined lovers find their way to each other, or will evil win the day? Everything changes at the stroke of midnight as one determined princess fights for her legacy, her love, and the crown that is her destiny.

 

 

The Glass Queen by Gena Showalter

Book 2
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Inkyard Press—Harlequin

 

 

Reviews


Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team


Shelby☆☆☆☆☆
The Glass Queen is the second book in the series The Forest of Good and Evil and can be read as a standalone with no issues. This was my first book in the fairy tale retelling series by Gena Showalter, and I'm pretty sure I'm going to grab The Evil Queen (book #1).

I was expecting a paranormally themed Cinderella. I didn't have high expectations as many Cinderella retellings have been disappointing, but this was an awesome departure from the norm! The Little Cinder Girl can be linked to anyone in the world of Enchantia. A world where trolls, shape shifters, witches & warlocks, dragons, mages, and everything in between lives. Magic is the norm, and oracles are sought after. As such, each kingdom has its own royal family and it just so happens that Ashleigh's father is the King of The Provence of Fleur. One would think this would make her a powerful princess; unfortunately, that title holds no power to the sickly, weak girl. A father who hates her, no friend outside of her mother, how is this girl supposed to survive?

Prince Saxon Skylair of the Avian Mountains hasn't had an easy life; exiled from his home at an early age, he was taken in by friends to make a life. Knowing his place in the family, he needs to prove himself to take his rightful place.

These are just simple summaries of the main characters, and in no way truly convey all that is going on. Enemies to the core, only one knows why. I loved the twists and turns, the constant questioning of the prophecies. I loved the way everything came together; I even loved the cheesiness as I am expecting it from a young adult novel. Above all, I want to read about the next retelling as I liked these characters!

 

 

Author Bio

 

Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over seventy books, including the acclaimed Lords of the Underworld series, the Gods of War series, the White Rabbit Chronicles, and the Forest of Good and Evil series. She writes sizzling paranormal romance, heartwarming contemporary romance, and unputdownable young adult novels, and lives in Oklahoma City with her family and menagerie of dogs.

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Lies & Lullabies by Sarina Bowen Blog Tour

Lies & Lullabies by Sarina Bowen


Summer nights and star-crossed lovers! From USA Today bestselling author Sarina Bowen.

Once upon a time, he gave me a summer of friendship, followed by one perfect night. We shared a lot during our short time together. But he skipped a few crucial details.

I didn’t know he was a rock star.

I didn’t know his real name.

Neither of us knew I’d get pregnant.

And I sure never expected to see him again.

Five years later, his tour bus pulls up in Nest Lake, Maine. My little world is about to be shattered by loud music and the pounding of my own foolish heart.

 

 

Lies & Lullabies by Sarina Bowen

Book 1
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She was the one. And suddenly I was desperate to let her know it.


 

Reviews


Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team


Ruthie☆☆☆☆
Oh, this is a really enjoyable read. It is slammed full of all the things that make up a good story, and just made it impossible to not keep turning the pages right to the end, and 3am!

I am a fan of rock star romances, and I enjoyed that this one avoids some of the real excesses, whilst hinting that band members who will get their chance at a happily ever after later have some pretty big issues. Knowing that made reading about Nixon, Quinn, and the others all the more interesting, but the focus is clearly on Jonas and his summer love, Kira.

Though Jonas definitely stepped up to the plate once he knew about Vivi, I did wonder why he hadn't really made the effort to at least visit her town sooner. It did, however, give her brother, Adam, the chance to be the hero uncle, and definitely someone who also deserves a chance at happiness too.

I am looking forward to catching future installments and seeing how the band dynamics alter as they all settle down, not just Jonas and Kira.


Mary Jo☆☆☆☆
What happens when you have a musician who hides for the summer in a little backwoods town and becomes friends with the local girl home from college? A genuine friendship that blossoms into a romance – at least for one night.

Fast forward five years and Kira is a hardworking single mom who's doing her best to raise her child with her brother's help. Thank goodness for her brother, who's kept a roof over her head these past five years while she's worked and went to school. Imagine her surprise when Vivi's father strolls back into her life.

Jonas knows that when he left this little village years ago, he left more than memories. He left his soul and his heart to a woman he can't seem to forget. He realizes that he should have come back sooner, but with touring and making music he couldn't seem to reconcile his life to Kira's.

It's all changed now, he's back and wants what he knows he shouldn't.

 

 

Author Bio

 

Sarina Bowen is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance, including the Brooklyn Bruisers series, the Ivy Years series, and the Gravity series. She lives in Vermont’s Green Mountains with her family, six chickens and too much ski gear and hockey equipment.

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No matter where I go I’ll always come back to you.


Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Lies & Lullabies (Hush Note #1) by Sarina Bowen to read and review for this tour.