Friday, March 31, 2023

Confetti Hearts by Lily Morton Blog Tour

Out Now. Lily Morton’s Confetti Hearts. Available in Kindle Unlimited.

From bestselling author Lily Morton, comes a romantic comedy about love, matrimony, and the best of second chances.

Joe Bagshaw doesn’t believe in love or marriage anymore, which is rather a hindrance for a wedding planner.

His own marriage was a whirlwind affair that ended before the ink could dry on the wedding certificate. Nevertheless, even with his divorce pending, he’s getting by. Or at least he was until he finds himself snowed in at a remote Scottish hotel with the wedding party from hell, a terrible ABBA tribute band, and his soon-to-be ex-husband.

Lachlan has missed Joe from the second his husband walked away. He wants Joe back and is prepared to do anything to get him. Being snowed in together seems to offer the chance Lachlan needs, but does he have what it takes to get Joe to trust in love and their marriage again?

This is the first book in the Confetti Hitched series.


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“I’m so sorry, Joe.”

“Don’t worry about it,” I croak. “This happens to me a lot.”

I’m crammed into a tiny bathroom cubicle, holding up one end of a massive meringue wedding dress. Lena the bridesmaid holds the other end while the bride sits on the loo.

Daisy stares at me from her porcelain perch. “This happens a lot?”

“Oh, almost every day,” I say airily. “I’d bet most gay men have never had this experience. I’ll be the envy of the gay choir.”

She snorts and Lena shifts in her cramped position in the bathroom stall. “Joe’s a wedding planner, so I’m presuming this is part of his job description, but I really do think the bridesmaid’s charter needs updating. I saw mention of hen nights, crappy dresses, and bridal blues, but absolutely zip about holding a wedding dress while the happy woman pees.”

Daisy chuckles. “This will be just like all those times I’ve held your hair back when you were drunk.”

“I’m just coming at it from the opposite end.”

They grin at each other, and I shift from foot to foot.

“It’s very warm in here,” I observe. “I hope I don’t faint, because that would make this whole thing very awkward.”

“It can get more awkward?” Lena says incredulously.

Daisy sighs. “I’m so sorry but I can’t go now.”

“Performance anxiety,” Lena says. “I do hope your bridegroom doesn’t suffer from the same thing.”

I twist to face the wall as best I can, trying to avoid leaving the skin of my nose on the door hinges. “I’ll try to give you some privacy,” I wheeze.



“Why do you want to marry me?”     “Because I’m Lachlan and you’re Joe. Because you’re the best I’ve ever had in my bed and out of it. Because you make me laugh. Because you fascinate me. Because we’re in Vegas and we’re drunk and I’m happy. Because.”



Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

This is the first book in the series, although fans may recognise Joe from an earlier book.

I enjoyed the story overall, and read it through in one sitting. It has some funny bits, some huge wedding clichés, and two men who really never knew how to communicate with each other – especially about the things which matter. Sometimes this can be endearing, sometimes infuriating, but when they are both as bad as each other... it can be wearing. For two good guys, they definitely took it to extremes, avoiding getting too close in case they revealed how they felt. The Scottish castle in the snow was definitely romantic, even if a little crazy!

Overall, a quick read with some fun elements and a good reminder to be a little less closed off!

I was excited to read this book, the blurb caught my attention and I've liked other books by this author. This one fell short for me. I put this book down several times because I couldn't get into it, and I wasn't becoming invested in the characters. There was sooo much going on and so many other characters that really weren't relevant to Joe and Lachlan’s story. I wanted to like this book, but it wasn't working for me. It had potential but fell short. I wanted to feel Joe and Lachlan’s story, relate to it, but I just couldn't. Joe was so sweet, but I thought Lachlan came off as a jerk. I'm sure others will love this, but it was a miss for me.



“We’re divorced.”     “Separated.”     “You say potato and I say potarto.”     “No, you say done and I say not quite yet, Joe.”


Author Bio

LILY MORTON is a bestselling gay romance author. She writes love stories filled with heat and humour.

She lives in sunny England with her husband and two children, all of whom claim that they haven't had a proper conversation with her since she got her Kindle.

Lily has spent her life with her head full of daydreams, and decided one day to just sit down and start writing about them. In the process she discovered that she actually loved writing, because how else would she get to spend her time with hot and funny men?

She loves chocolate and Baileys and the best of all creations – Chocolate Baileys.

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“We’re not confetti hearts anymore, are we?” I say softly.     “We never really were, love.”


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Thursday, March 30, 2023

Adjoining Rooms by Alex Winters Release Blitz

Release Blitz. Adjoining Rooms by Alex Winters. March 28 – April 3.

One kiss tore them apart. Will a second bring them back together?

Knox Townsend can hardly believe it when he walks into Playgroundz Café to find his old high school crush, Trevor Channing, working the cash register. Once upon a time, the two shared a smoldering, passionate kiss while their prom dates were passed out... and never spoke of it again. Now Knox is back in town for the next week to upgrade the café’s coffee machines. But the only thing he really wants to upgrade are his feelings for Trevor, long simmering and now reignited. This time, hopefully for good!

Trevor hasn’t seen Knox since he left town right after graduation without so much as a backward glance. Suddenly he’s Trevor’s boss and staying at the same hotel where they’d shared their first, and only, kiss. One of the front desk clerks is Trevor’s regular customer and, for a few gift cards, Trevor checks into the room next door to Knox’s. The room with the adjoining doors he plans to keep unlocked all week, just in case!


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Knox slid close, if only to breathe in Trevor’s vaguely innocent scent and feel the heat wafting from his lean, tempting body. “You know what I have in mind, tease.”

“Listen, let’s not rush things,” Trevor chuckled wryly, enjoying his time in the cat bird seat. “I mean, you’re here all week, right?”

They stood halfway between the sushi bar and the hotel lobby, Trevor’s Jeep—at least, Knox assumed it was his Jeep, owing to the half dozen Playgroundz Café stickers littering the bumper—the only car left in the otherwise empty parking lot. “Fine, sure, if you’re playing hard to get or whatever, I get it, but you’ve still had, like, three carafes of sake, so… why not stay the night and drive in tomorrow when you’re good and sober, you know?”

“Hmmm, tempting,” Trevor teased, digging his hands in the front pockets of his faded salmon cargo shorts while gently drifting from foot to foot in the empty parking lot. “Even if I’ve only had two carafes and I could probably, maybe, kinda drive tonight.”

“Why risk it, old pal?” Knox murmured, clutching a handful of Trevor’s casual sea foam T-shirt in his grip and tugging him toward the stairwell that led to his room on the second floor. “Besides, second chances, right?”

Trevor rolled his eyes even as he followed dutifully. “Good thing the old Seaside Inn still has two queen size beds in every room,” he muttered, still playing coy even as Knox found it harder and harder to walk with every step toward the possibility of another dreamy kiss with his first, and most powerful, boy crush.

“Jesus, Trev, when did you become such a prude?”

“Hmmmmm, not sure,” Trevor mused as he drifted up the steps a pace or two in front of Knox. “Maybe the day you left town without a second glance, let alone another word. Probably then, Knox, is when I became such a prude.”

Trevor stood on the second-floor landing, turning slightly to make room for Knox. They stood, face to face, nearly the same height, and Trevor’s full lips, glossy and thick, aglow beneath the dim light just above. “This feels weird, right?”

Knox snorted, dragging the old school hotel room keychain from his pocket, the key dangling from the vaguely Christmas tree shaped plastic that still had the room number printed under the faded Seaside Inn logo: 224.

“Which part?” He drifted down the hallway toward his room, the air warm and soft on their skin as Knox slowly followed. “Me showing up in your café this morning? Me being your boss? Me being in town? Me drinking too much sake? Or, oh yeah, me staying in the same hotel where we first, you know…”

They were at his door now. Knox’s heart was pounding, his palms sweaty and hands trembling as he struggled to slither the key into the lock. It finally stumbled in, but they didn’t, the door only partly open as Knox felt Trevor still had more to say before finally coming inside.

“Kissed?” Trevor finished for him. “You can say it, you know? It happened, right? It wasn’t just a dream of mine?”

Knox nodded, voice soft and low to match his confessional gaze. “It happened, Trevor. I wanted it to happen. Wanted it to happen since that first time I saw you in homeroom.” He drifted closer, so close, on the empty walkway. Trevor was leaning back against the wrought iron railing across from the half-open door, as if waiting for something. Knox wasn’t sure what. Maybe even Trevor wasn’t sure what. Both of them, it seemed, were grasping at straws, cocky in ways neither of them truly felt, and shy in others. It felt like starting over, and Knox was as nervous as he’d ever been.

“Phew, okay, because… we never talked about it, you know?”

“I’m tired of talking about it,” Knox grunted, inching closer as he put a hand on either side of Trevor’s along the weathered upstairs railing.

Trevor swallowed. Hard. And loud. Loud enough for Knox to hear. “Me too,” he squeaked, involuntarily licking his lips. “So, what are we gonna do about it?”

Knox leaned gently in, winked and gave Trevor a soft, smooth, aborted kiss. With another wink he stepped back and reached for the doorknob. “Come inside, Trev, and find out.”




Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Work takes Knox back to his hometown and straight in the path of his high school best friend and crush, Trevor. The attraction they felt is still very much front and centre now they are adults. While the men are now adults, they are still only in their early twenties, and I liked that they were still tentative and a little unsure even though it was clear the attraction was mutual. I felt like it reflected their experience in life and helped the romance and sexual tension feel real.

Adjoining Rooms is a sweet short story that is also a little sexy. I really liked Trevor and Knox and I’m a fan of romance written about everyday characters living ordinary lives. Adjoining Rooms is just a snippet of one day in their lives and when it was over, I wanted more. I hope the author considers giving us another story for Knox and Trevor so we can see more of their story.



Author Bio

Alex Winters is the pseudonym of a busy restaurant manager whose curious young staff would love nothing more than to follow him around the dining room reading his steamiest, most romantic passages aloud! When not writing romantic holiday stories of various heat levels, he enjoys long walks with his wife, scary movies and smooth jazz.

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Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Cruel King by K.A. Linde Release Blitz

Cruel King by K.A. Linde. Available Now.

A new stand-alone, fake relationship romance set in the glitz and glamour of the Cruel world from USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde...

The most eligible bachelor in New York City just asked me to be his fake fiancé.

Gavin King is six and a half feet of delectable billionaire with a devil’s smile that says he knows exactly what he’s going to do to me later. Because he has.

Three years ago, I caught him in the shower and promptly fell into his bed. But neither of us were relationship material. Not to mention I’d just broken up with his best friend.

Now, I’m back in the city and he has a plan:
Go to his cousin’s wedding.
Convince his family that he’s not an eternal bachelor.
Post a huge elaborate break up later.

With those big puppy dog eyes begging me to agree, claiming I’m the only one who can pull it off, I say yes. What could go wrong? Other than pulling it off so successfully that the line between real and fake blurs.

When my family flips the whole script, I can’t see a way out. And I’m starting to wonder if I even want one.

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“It had been three years since I’d laid eyes on Gavin King. Memory did not do him justice.” ~ Cruel King



Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

This is the seventh book in the series, and I would definitely recommend that you read them in order, because there is so much goodness in this series. I really enjoy the crazy wealth and the machinations of 'royal' families, arranged marriages, politics, and friendship. We met Gavin and Whitley in earlier books, and their badly-timed hookup three years ago – which resulted in her moving across the country to work in LA. She is now back, attracted by a huge pay raise and potential of a partnership in a successful cosmetic surgery practice.

Inevitably, the two will meet again as they share friends. Gavin, the one time biggest player of the group has, in fact, got bored of not having someone special in his life, and Whitley is the woman on his mind. He is therefore delighted to find she is back and, even better, is buying property in his building. He isn't sure how he is going to make her believe he wants a relationship with her, and his plans are pretty crazy, but fun to watch! Whitley is also renowned for not wanting to settle down, so is also at a loss as to how to communicate clearly to Gavin... cue some fun for those watching on and sure that they are perfect for each other.

I loved catching up with the previous couples and seeing how their lives have changed, thanks to love, children, and good communications. It gives us hope, as well as providing the reassurance and motivation that they both need. Amused me greatly that the Mayor still manages a cameo in this story. Delicious read from start to finish.



Author Bio

K.A. LINDE is the USA Today bestselling author of the Avoiding series, Wrights, and more than thirty other novels. She has a master’s degree in political science from the University of Georgia, was the head campaign worker for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and served as the head coach of the Duke University dance team. She loves reading fantasy novels, binge-watching Supernatural, traveling, and dancing in her spare time.

She currently lives in Lubbock, Texas, with her husband and two super-adorable puppies.

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“Good ole boys make for tasty treats.” ~ Cruel King


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Tuesday, March 28, 2023

One More Chance by Samantha Chase Release Blitz

New York Times Bestselling Author. Samantha Chase. One More Chance. Available Now.

Years ago, he hopped on a bus to pursue his dreams in the music business.
But that meant leaving behind the girl who could never really be his.

Mick Tyler is insanely successful and has achieved everything he ever wanted, but he’s never been more miserable. Feeling a little disenchanted and introspective, he can’t help but let his mind wander through all of life’s “what if” moments. The biggest what if? What if I hadn’t walked away from the girl of my dreams—the one who had dreams of her own. And now that he’s thought about her once, he can’t stop wondering.

Sienna Ashley is desperate for a little excitement. As thrilling and satisfying as her pursuit of scientific research has been for her intellect, it’s left her heart feeling a little neglected. For years she dreamed of finding someone who not only understood her brains but accepted her and all her quirks. Once upon a time she thought she’d found that someone, but it’s been years since he walked out of her life.

Past and present collide when Mick and Sienna unexpectedly come face to face. Together, they decide to see what could have happened had they chosen a different path all those years ago. But they’ve given themselves a deadline. Two weeks. Two glorious weeks to either work each other out of their systems, or to embark on the love of a lifetime.


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When he reached her, he placed his hands on her hips. “I promise not to rip this off of you later. But I may wrinkle it a little bit.”



Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Avid Reader☆☆☆☆
M/F Second-Chance Romance
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Mick has lived his dream. He made it. Despite his upbringing and where he came from, he was able to move to L.A., and now he has houses all over the place, is a household name, and people want him to represent them.

Sienna is incredibly accomplished for being so young. Having skipped some grades and graduated college super early, being a scientist is what she has accomplished and she's very good at her job. After a conference, she meets up with her brother before heading out on a two-week vacation. Sienna is a planner and she's going to try and take this vacation one day at a time – no plans.

Mick runs into Sienna after years and years. He's just as attracted to her, still loves her, and is in a place where he knows exactly what he wants. Sienna is just as attracted to Mick, but she's not sure about her future.

With a sick friend back home who encourages Sienna to live and not let life pass her by, Sienna and Mick will take the two weeks and reconnect, explore, live, and love.

These two have a sweetheart love. It's a young love that never truly had a chance to blossom. Watching these two navigate their professional worlds and their personal worlds was a joy. You'll be cheering them on and I can't wait to see what happens with these characters.

This is the fourth book in the series, and whilst the others deal with the romances of the band members, this is Mick's story, the man who made them famous. He has realised that he is, in fact, lonely – not helped by Shaughnessy's band members all being happily settled down.

Over twenty years ago, Mick left home and crossed the country to L.A. to follow his ambition to be in the music business. The only thing he regretted leaving behind was Sienna, the super bright 16-year-old sister of his best friend. He has never forgotten her, but it was better that she got on with her life rather than follow him in his quest for success.

Sienna went onto college and is now a leading researcher and lecturer in her field. She is in New York at a conference when her brother persuades her out to dinner... where, by pure chance, Mick is also eating. This could have been very awkward, but actually both successful articulate people in their thirties and forties, they hit it off and catch up late into the night. 😎 This maturity in their behaviour is a really enjoyable side of this book. Their careers have led them in very different directions, but they are respectful and agree to suspend reality for a fortnight and enjoy just time together. I loved how the band got involved, as well as Sienna's big brother, and the very precious Eleanor.

There are so many lovely and poignant elements to this story, and I think they are best enjoyed fresh, so let me just assure you that there is a lot to commend this second-chance romance.



She’d never been this bold – this sexually blunt – before, and she wasn’t sure if what she was saying came across as seductive or pathetic. Please be seductive…


Author Bio

SAMANTHA CHASE is a New York Times and USA Today bestseller of contemporary romance that's hotter than sweet, sweeter than hot. She released her debut novel in 2011 and currently has more than seventy titles under her belt – including The Christmas Cottage which was a Hallmark Christmas movie in 2017!

She's a Disney enthusiast who still happily listens to 80's rock. When she's not working on a new story, she spends her time reading romances, playing way too many games of Solitaire on Facebook, wearing a tiara while playing with her sassy pug Maylene... oh, and spending time with her husband of 30 years and their two sons in Wake Forest, North Carolina.

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“I thought you forgot about me. When I saw you that night, I was afraid you would confirm that—that all the things we’d shared would be a distant memory.”     “Never. I never forgot you.”


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Monday, March 27, 2023

Drive to Feel Alive by CD Rachels Blog Tour

Release Tour. CD Rachels’ Formula Q Book 2. Drive to Feel Alive.

Formula Q is the fastest motorsport in the world. Only the highest-performing athletes can make it to the grid. They drive fast, work hard, and play hard, but off-camera, anything goes.

The public knows me as Berto ‘Honeybear’ Navarro, the number two driver in the fastest team in FQ. I’m a simple guy, and I’m perfectly content with my life as a motorsports celebrity. The world doesn’t need to know that I don’t like sex or dating.

I’m not gay like my buddy Damon, but I’m not really straight either. It’s time to face the scary truth: I’m probably asexual.

The only sliver of hope I have is my new friend Hunter. He helps me work through my orientation issues and doesn’t judge me for feeling uneducated and naive. He’s sweet, smart, and generous with his time.

As the weeks go by, Hunter and I get closer, and suddenly intimacy is something I want to explore, but only with him. Hunter makes everything feel right. No one has ever lit a spark in my soul, but now my new best friend makes fireworks go off in my heart.

I thought winning races was the ultimate high and all I needed in life. That was before I touched Hunter—now, I crave so much more. For sex and love, I’ve finally found my green light, and I’m not slowing down.

Drive to Feel Alive is a male/male motorsports romance novel. It involves waffle dates, asexuality, video game conventions, exploring true intimacy for the first time, and yes, lots of racing action worldwide. It is book two of a series, has a HEA, and can be read as a standalone.

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It’s this exchange of desires that has my body stiffening and melting all at once. Every fiber of my skin stands on edge. All I can hear is both of our moans intertwining as we taste each other. Nothing has ever felt as good to me as Hunter.



Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

This is the second book in the series, and follows on from the original storyline. You could read it as a standalone, but we do catch up with the Damon and Rocky.

I really enjoy the setting of the world of motorsport. It was a bit confusing to read about some of the team politics and disappointing behaviour, but it probably not far from the truth. Even if Hunter has very little understanding of the sport, he is prepared to enter Berto's world to spend time with him. For Berto, Hunter has not only helped him to start the journey to understand his disinterest in most things sexual, and his lack of connection with people, but he is providing a deep friendship. Hunter is strongly attracted to Berto, but so respectful of his space and I really appreciated how the story developed in a beautifully meaningful way. A partnership and lifelong friendship can definitely be based on more than sexual chemistry.

A very engaging, sporting romance. I am looking forward to the next installment already!



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CD Rachels. Male-Male Romance Author.

CD RACHELS has been coming up with stories since he was little. First, it was fanfiction, then YA queer novels, and now he's moved up to the big leagues of adult MM romance. In 2020 during quarantine, he burned through more male/male romance books than he ever had in the previous 29 years combined.

He believes there aren't enough BIPOC MC's in MM romance, and he's on a mission to change that. He lives in New York City with the love of his life and works in health insurance. If you're reading this, he's honored that you took the time to help support him as a self-published author.

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Before you… it’s like I wasn’t really alive. Sex makes sense now, food tastes better, and games are more fun. I don’t know how you do it, but you make life worth living.


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Thursday, March 23, 2023

In Isabeau's Eyes by Lora Leigh

Danger is stalking Isabeau Boudreaux. Can Tracker Calloway keep her safe?

The first novel in a new series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lora Leigh—you've met the Mackays; now it's time to meet their friends.

Danger is stalking Isabeau Boudreaux. After the deaths of her parents ten years ago during a violent attack that left her blind, remnants of her vision are returning. But a series of accidents has convinced her friends the Mackays of Somerset, Kentucky, that someone wants her dead. When a roadside blowout proves to be almost fatal for Isabeau and her good friend Angel, Angel’s brother mercenary Tracker Calloway knows this was no accident.

After a particularly bloody job, the last thing Tracker wants to do is get involved. But whoever is after Isabeau almost hurt his sister, and Isabeau is the most beautiful woman he’s ever seen. Tracker is determined to protect her but knows staying away from Isabeau is impossible. He begins a steady seduction to tempt the innocent woman into a world of hunger like she could have never imagined. And keeping her is the only option—if he can save her from an unknown enemy as her sight begins to slowly return.


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This is the first in a new series, although there are links to earlier ones which fans will enjoy. There are definitely places where you are aware that there is a backstory which come from those links, but I didn't feel it would have any impact on a newbie, just a reminder for a fan.

The concept behind this book was really interesting to me to think about – and I always like a twist which makes me really try and get into the head of a protagonist. In this case, Isabeau's loss of sight due to a violent attack which killed her parents, and which is now slowly returning. It should be something to celebrate, yet she is uncertain as to whether it would be a permanent return, and given the danger which surrounds her, it could be dangerous to reveal it. Most of all, how must it feel inside to think that one's previously normal life could be restored, should indeed that sight return. All this added so much to the story.

It has to be said the ineptitude of the perpetrator to finish off the deed was almost laughable, but not in a good way. I think that their identity was clear quite early on, yet there are some strange redirects which had me questioning my assumptions – always a good thing in a mystery.

As to Tracker and his charms... well, it is fun watching him and Isabeau navigate the danger and the intense attraction they have for each other. It is fast and chemistry laden, but in her shoes, with someone clearly wanting her dead, I would have jumped in with both feet too!

I am very much looking forward to reading the next book in this perfect escapism series.

Mary Jo☆☆☆
This is the first book in a new series by Lora Leigh. It takes me back to Somerset Kentucky where I first met the Nauti Boys, Rowdy, Dawg, and Natches. ~sigh~

In this series, we are meeting the second generation of the Mackays. Tracker has grown up working with his parents, doing covert missions since he was old enough to know better, and he will do anything to protect his sister, Angel.

Isabeau Boudreaux is back in town trying to make a life for herself. Fifteen years ago, she survived a gunshot wound to the head. Instead of killing her, it left her blind with no memories of the night her parents died. Since that time, she's had a number of near misses which can no longer be called coincidental. Tracker has decided that in order to keep his sister and family safe, it's up to him to find out who's behind these accidents.

I'm not sure how I feel about this book. It's predictable in the way insta-love/insta-lust stories often are. There are a lot of moving parts (secondary characters) and not all of them work in this story. Isabeau's need for independence is hampered by her brother's and his friends’ overprotectiveness yet she doesn't seem to mind it until it comes between her potential hook-up with Tracker.

I wish we would have more of the backstory of how Tracker met Isabeau and how their relationship evolved over that time rather than being dropped into the middle after Isabeau's accident.

I probably will read the next book in the series as I am curious about the other characters we were introduced to.



Author Bio

LORA LEIGH is a #1 New York Times bestselling romance author known for the Breeds series and the Nauti Boys series. Most days, she can be found in front of her computer weaving daydreams while sipping the ambrosia of the gods, also known as coffee. When not writing or thinking about writing, Lora, a Kentucky native, enjoys gardening, fishing, and hiking with her husband and children.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided with a free copy of In Isabeau's Eyes (Kentucky Nights #1) by Lora Leigh to read and review.