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BOOK REVIEW!!! ~ Love to Hate You by Whitley Cox

Title: Love to Hate You
Author: Whitley Cox
Release Date: March 12, 2022
Genre: enemies to lovers, marriage of convenience, best friend’s brother, road trip, forced proximity, romantic comedy, high heat, erotic romance
Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/books/love-to-hate-you-by-whitley-cox
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/60402988-love-to-hate-you

Blurb: 

She needs arm candy, he needs her insurance, but first, they need to drive across the country without killing each other.

Eli

Since the first day of kindergarten, I have hated Alexandra Hartford.

And twenty-something years later that hasn’t changed.

But she has.

She’s still a tomboy with a chip on her shoulder, but now she’s a hot tomboy with a chip on her tattooed shoulder who can fight like a badass.

I’d still rather have a bath with fire ants than spend ten days in a car with her, but she has something I need.

Once the deal is done, we can go our separate ways.

That is … if I want to.

Alex

Eli Evans is my nemesis.

He blames me for his sister’s death, our parents’ divorces, and probably global warming, too.

Why on Earth would I help him?

Because he’s as easy on the eyes as he is the bane of my existence and I need a hot date to a wedding in San Diego.

Can we drive across the country without me leaving him at a truck stop somewhere? I doubt it.

But, I’m willing to try.

Ten days in a car, a wedding, and a marriage of convenience, then I’m done with him forever.

Right?

Love to Hate You is an enemies to lovers romance and holy cow are these two enemies when this story begins. Eli and Alex have known each other–a term I use loosely–since they were in kindergarten. She was best friends with his twin sister and he was her bully, her tormentor.

They were hardcore enemies who found themselves living in the same small Maine town years after their lives were blown apart by tragedy and circumstances.

The story itself is mostly entertaining.
Mostly.

My major problem is that I just could not warm up to Eli. I understand where his misdirected anger came from, but those first few chapters just soured me on him and I never recovered from what he said about Alex. I just couldn’t. Not sorry.

But they make a deal which I won’t spoil for you except to say it’s a fake relationship/marriage of convenience which mostly takes place on a road trip. I appreciated the growth shown by both throughout the trip and the heat between them was HOLY SMOKES OFF THE CHARTS!! Together, they burn up the sheets and my kindle.

The story itself was good even if I didn’t like Eli all the way to the very end. I loved Alex though. She was scarred and tough and brilliant and managed to find ways to navigate her pain that were healthy and positive. She is exactly the kind of heroine you can and want to root for, and I did. She wanted Eli and I wanted her to get what she wanted, it’s as simple as that.

Good read, meh hero and awesome heroine.

Buy Links: Kindle Unlimited

Universal: http://mybook.to/love2hateyou
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3JgqRT6
Amazon CA: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B09R18H3JH
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B09R18H3JH
Amazon AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/gp/product/B09R18H3JH

NEW RELEASE!!! ~ T.A. by Jamie Begley

Fans of motorcycle romance will love the story of T.A. When she goes looking for Mr. Available, she finds something unexpected. Dalton Andrews was a man looking for someone to get his kids off his back. He never expected her.


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Title: T.A.
Series: Biker Bitches
Author: Jamie Begley
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: December 4, 2018


Blurb:


Cuffing season was supposed to be about finding a hook-up to keep her warm during the cold Kentucky winter nights. T.A. wasn’t looking for Mr. Right; she just wanted Mr. Available.
That was before she met Dalton Andrews. The widower was nursing a broken heart, and the only thing he wanted was a woman to take his grown kids’ minds off worrying about him.

It was supposed to be a trade-off—he would keep her warm and toasty during the nights, and she would put up a smokescreen in front of his kids during the days. It was a win-win situation.
That was until the famous actor decided he wanted out of the deal and Mr. Available was a no-show during the biggest snowstorm of the year.

Poor schmuck didn’t realize that all the drama he had experienced in Tinseltown was nothing compared to dealing with this bitch.

Continue reading NEW RELEASE!!! ~ T.A. by Jamie Begley

NEW RELEASE!!! ~ Nick and Eve by Elle Rush

Title: Nick & Eve
Series: North Pole Unlimited
Author: Elle Rush
Genre: Holiday Romance

Release Date: November 19, 2018

 

Nick’s plan: dodge his grandmother’s matchmaking attempts by claiming Eve is his date for Christmas. He probably should have asked Eve first.
 
Although Nick Klassen is grateful when Eve rides to his rescue after he breaks down outside of December, Manitoba, he can’t run fast enough when his meddling grandmother tries to set him up with the pretty tow-truck driver. Then he gets an idea. 
 
Between juggling extra hours at work and a never-ending Christmas to-do list, Eve LeBlanc doesn’t have time for a new man in her life. But ever since she picked Nick up on the side of the road, she’s been running into him everywhere.
 
His flirtations started innocently enough but when his grandmother invites “his girlfriend” to the family’s Christmas dinner, Nick realizes if he wants to stop pretending about Eve, he must come clean. Once Eve learns of his deception, he’ll need Santa’s help to turn their fake relationship in the real thing.

Continue reading NEW RELEASE!!! ~ Nick and Eve by Elle Rush

NEW RELEASE!!! ~ Twisted by Mandi Beck

Title: Twisted
Author: Mandi Beck
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 19, 2018
Three friends walk into a bar . . . One walks out the fake girlfriend of a hot, bearded Scotsman. 
Fannin McGuire is up for promotion at Nolan and Krane Enterprises, but first she has to make it through her stepsister’s wedding. To Fannin’s ex. Yep. Her ex-fiancé is about to be her new brother-in-law. One big happy family. And lucky her, she also gets to work with him. 
 
While Fannin is putting all of her energy into her career, her ex is putting all of his energy into making her life hell. Just when Fannin is sure she’ll be attending the wedding without a plus one, in walks Jasper James to save the day. He’s the bartender at the Iron Flask, the account she’s trying to land, and everything she didn’t know she needed or wanted. Before Fannin knows what’s happening, Jasper is playing knight in shining armor and she likes it. And him. A lot. With his smooth Scottish accent, ridiculously good looks, and that beard? She doesn’t stand a chance. 
 
Jasper isn’t in the habit of rescuing anyone. But when Fannin is confronted by her ex about her lack of a date for his upcoming nuptials, Jasper can’t help but step in. Her wild hair, violet eyes, and killer legs have him doing a few things he normally wouldn’t. Never mind that he shouldn’t be getting involved with the woman in charge of making the bar a global success. 
Their fake relationship becomes more real than either thought it would. Now they’re at the mercy of their feelings when truths are twisted, and the lies don’t taste as smooth as the whisky.

Continue reading NEW RELEASE!!! ~ Twisted by Mandi Beck

BOOK TOUR!!! ~ Reputation by Dr. Rebecca Sharp

Title: Reputation
Author: Dr. Rebecca Sharp
Genre: Enemies to Lovers/Rockstar Romance
Release Date: August 13, 2018

“I highly recommend this Rockstar Romance with the most delish slow burn that will have your heart in knots, flipping those pages, begging for a happy ending!” ~ Hot KU Romance-Dani

Completely and utterly BLOWN AWAY! This is my first novel by Rebecca Sharp and I am speechless! The story that she created is one of pain but also one of absolute beauty!” ~ Amazon Review (palegarreta)

Small-town girl. America’s Sweetheart. 
 
The biggest popstar in the world
 
It began with one guy and then the next. 
 
Until my reputation preceeded me.
 
Yes, I dated them – all of them. 
 
Yes, I also broke up with them. All of them.
 
Was it too much? The world said yes. Too many, too quickly. 
 
And my star began to flicker.
 
The world knew nothing about my life and yet, their judgement weighed on me like stone.
 
My reputation was falling faster than a shooting star and the only way to save it was with the boy who never wanted me.
 
Zach Parker was a singer, songwriter, and sexy as sin. 
 
To him, I was just the neighbor’s little sister. 
 
A pest that had grown into a famous annoyance.
 
Zach Parker wanted nothing to do with me. 
 
But he could be tempted – with a stepping stone to fame, that is.
 
The plan was simple: Childhood Sweethearts Fall in Love on US Tour.
 
The plan was to let them see what they wanted to see: our ‘romance’ blossom right in front of their eyes.
 
A romance that Zach had made painfully clear to me years ago would never exist.
 
I’m told that it was the only thing that could repair my image.
 
So, every night I’ll stand on that stage and give Zach my heart piece by piece, note by note.
 
We’ll give them a show they’ll never forget – and a love story that I may not survive.
 
Because who cares that in order to put my reputation back together, I’ll have to tear my heart apart?

Continue reading BOOK TOUR!!! ~ Reputation by Dr. Rebecca Sharp

HAPPY RELEASE WEEK!! ~ Part-Time Husband by Noelle Adams

Melissa Greyson asked Trevor Bentley to be her husband for a year. Can she avoid giving him her heart or will this marriage of convenience lead to more? Contemporary Romance fans will love this sexy new release from New York Times Bestselling Author Noelle Adams!

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About Part-Time Husband:

Title: Part-Time Husband
Author: Noelle Adams
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 29, 2018
Publisher: Noelle Adams
Series: Trophy Husbands
Format: Digital eBook / Print
Digital ISBN: B07B9WH8KT
Print ISBN: 9781386724124

 

Synopsis:

On a Wednesday afternoon, I ask Trevor Bentley to marry me. He might be the most arrogant, obnoxious man I know, but I need him to be my husband for a year.

There are reasons.

He’s not going to be a real husband. Just part-time. Yes, I have to live with him. And, okay, I also have to share his bed. And, sure, he’s the sexiest and most exciting thing to ever happen to my controlled, organized life.

But still… It’s only a part-time marriage. I’m not going to give him my heart. I know what I’m doing, and I’m too smart to fall for my husband.

I hope.

Continue reading HAPPY RELEASE WEEK!! ~ Part-Time Husband by Noelle Adams

FIRST LOOK! ~ Her Super-Secret Rebound Boyfriend by Kerri Carpenter

 

To get over being dumped, Lola McBride crashes a high school reunion looking for a rebound fling. Instead, she finds Luke Erickson who convinces her to pretend to be his girlfriend at his family reunion. Who said reunions had to be zero fun in this sweet romantic comedy releasing June 2018 from Kerri Carpenter and Entangled Publishing!

 

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NEW RELEASE!! –> Silent Love Pt 3 by Kenadee Bryant

Title: Silent Love Part 3
Series: Forbidden Series
Author: Kenadee Bryant
Genre: NA Romance
Release Date: May 1, 2018
Publisher: Limitless Publishing

 

If someone had asked me a few weeks ago if there was any chance I’d fall out of love with Ethan Galloway, my answer would have been “hell no.” But guess what…I have. 

 

Somehow, while pretending to be Gage’s girlfriend, something changed between us. My feelings changed. It’s not only a game or an act only to make Ethan jealous. It’s so much more.
When I look at Gage, I no longer see the arrogant bad boy I met a few weeks ago. I see someone different. Someone kind and loving. A guy who I might actually have fallen in love with.
Now I need to convince Gage that this is no longer a game of pretend for me. This is real.

 


 

Kenadee Bryant- Currently lives in a small town called Mesquite, Nevada. She is going to college to be an English teacher and writes on the side. When she isn’t busy with school work or writing new books she likes to hang out with her family, do things outdoors, and read whatever she can get her hands on. 

 

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