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Book Tour & Review ~ Into the Sunset by S.L. Sterling

Into the Sunset by S.L. Sterling

Title: Into the Sunset
Author: S.L Sterling
Release: May 10, 2022
Genre: Second Chance Romance
Cover Design: Thunderstruck Cover Design
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Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/books/into-the-sunset-by-s-l-sterling

Blurb:


Ben
I know why I lost her. I was too serious, I was too practical. I was too busy thinking I knew
what she wanted without asking her.
Over time, this wore on her. All she wanted was to be heard. She wanted someone to
support her big exciting ideas, I was supposed to do that, but I shut them down. No wonder
she handed me my ring back and left town. No wonder she married someone else, leaving
me with memories of sunsets at the beach and the future I had planned for us.
I went on and built my life without her. My father and I opened the second division of
Sunset Builders in Las Vegas, and to my surprise, I stayed busy, almost busy enough not to
notice the loneliness. That was until one day I was called to do a quick bathroom and
kitchen remodel for a woman who lived on Las Vegas Boulevard. I shouldn’t of gone, I
should have sent one of my men because when I arrived, and the door opened, every
memory I’d had of Jessica came flooding back.
If I’d learned anything in her absence it was that anything worth doing was worth being
done well, and anything worth having was worth fighting for. I just hoped she’d give me a
second chance.
Jessica
Ben had always been right to keep me grounded. I should’ve listened because the falls didn’t
hurt as bad that way.
I wanted a bigger life, in a bigger brighter place. I never appreciated the beauty of living in a
small town with a huge support system. Instead, I left town without so much as a goodbye,
chasing a silly dream.
I married the man who promised me the sun, moon, and the stars, but delivered blinding
blows. I spent years hiding in the dark so that no one would see my bruised face. Most days,
I thought I’d die before I escaped the nightmare. I dreamed of running, it was my only way
out. Then I got news my grandfather had passed. He left me money and a gorgeous condo in Vegas. I had a plan. I would upgrade the condo, sell it, and fade away into the sunset, all
while my husband was gone on a business trip.
Little did I know that Ben would show up on my doorstep. He swore we could make our
dreams real, but this time I was the grounded one. I could only see how we would never
work. I’d made too many mistakes and love was terrifying.


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Into the Sunset book review, S.L. Sterling
3.5 stars/martinis for this second chance romance

It took me a while to figure out how I felt about Into the Sunset when I finished reading it. I didn’t really like either of the main characters. Jessica had every right to leave but she was as guilty of not voicing her concerns and wants and needs as Ben was of not asking. Besides, they were very young and needed some time apart.

At least Jessica lived her life, regardless of the quality of that life instead of just holing up and becoming a bitter workaholic. I always love a second chance romance but the truth is that I didn’t feel a connection between Ben & Jessica, certainly not one that made me want their happy ending. Over the course of the story I did root for them but I never really felt like they deserved it or had earned it.

Overall Into the Sunset was a good read. I really loved the friendship between Jessica and Kate, and I loved how fiercely protective Ben’s sister was when it came to his former flame. She’s a fierce one and added some much needed spunk to the story.

Praise:


5 Star Reviews – “This book was absolutely amazing my heart was broken 💔 I cried but
then I was smiling and sighing … absolutely gorgeous couldn’t recommend enough!”
5 Star Review – “I loved this book. I was in such a book hangover and this was such an easy
read, just what I needed.”
5 Star Review – “Angsty , heartbreaking, heartfelt, emotionally charged , captivating ,
intriguing, off the charts chemistry, witty banter , humor , angst , page turner….”

Author Bio:
S.L. Sterling was born and raised in southern Ontario. She now lives in Northern Ontario Canada and is married to her best friend and soul mate and their two dogs.
An avid reader all her life, S.L. Sterling dreamt of becoming an author. She decided to give writing a try after one of her favorite authors launched a course on how to write your novel. This course gave her the push she needed to put pen to paper and her debut novel
“It Was Always You” was born.
When S.L. Sterling isn’t writing or plotting her next novel she can be found curled up with a cup of coffee, blanket and the newest romance novel from one of her favorite authors on her e-reader. Her favorite authors include Kendall Ryan, Vi Keeland, Penelope Ward, Lauren Blakely, Alessandra Torre and Willow Winters. In her spare time, she enjoys camping, hiking, sunny destinations, spending quality time
with family and friends and of course reading.


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BOOK REVIEW ~ Sparkle (Enigma Models INC Book 2) by Alyne Hart

About:

I walked away from the one girl I’ve ever really loved. The most painful thing I’ve ever done. I’ve never been good enough for her, and keeping my distance is hard. But it has to be done. For her. For me. For us.

She’s everything I’ve ever wanted. Miley and her sunshine sparkle. When I close my eyes, I can still see her spinning beneath the stars, laughing and eating cotton candy. It’s the only thing that keeps me going.

When I come back a better man, healing from my own personal hell…the only question is…is she mine? Or is she his?

Sparkle (Enigma Models INC, Book 2)

Miley and Kellan are back and this time…well this time is even better than the first go round! The first book, Glitter, was a wild ride of emotions, highs and lows, happiness and sadness, breakups and makeups and a wicked love triangle. Glitter was like your first rush of love and lust, hot and fast and out of control.

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NEW RELEASE!!! ~ Meant to be Different by Amelia Foster

Title: Meant to be Different
Series: Mean to be Series
Author: Amelia Foster
Genre: Contemporary Romance (Standalone)
Release Date: July 9, 2019
Publisher: Limitless Publishing

 

 

 

As a teen, I had my life figured out: graduate and make my dream of being a bull riding champion a reality. That is right up until the goth girl transferred to my school. Georgia laid the snark on as thick as her eyeliner, but I saw through the toughened façade and fell for her. Hard.
She was willing to give up her own dream to follow me as I pursued my passion, but I couldn’t let her do that. So, I made the hardest decision of my life…and walked away.
It’s been twelve years since I left home without her and the all-grown-up Georgia is just as feisty and fiery as she was back then. It’s clear she has no intention of making redemption easy for me. Thankfully, I’m a patient man who knows what he wants. I’ve never stopped loving her, and I know she feels the same.
Back then I was a rhinestone cowboy, and she was a dark angel, complete opposites, yet we fell in love anyway. We weren’t meant to be like every other cookie cutter couple, we were meant to be different.

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NEW RELEASE!!! ~ Surrender by Ady Anes

Title: Surrender
Series: Scandalous Series (standalone)
Author: Ady Anes
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: June 21, 2019

 

Can you surrender your body without surrendering your heart?
 
Nicholas Reed, the proud owner of Hedonism, where everything you desire can be found under one roof. Andrea Johnson is everything he wants.
 
Beautiful. Submissive. Willing to be his.
 
Andrea knew the moment she met Nic nothing would be the same. He’s offering everything a girl could want, himself. So, what’s the problem? She’ll never have his heart though he’ll likely keep a piece of her forever.
 
Can she still be his without surrendering all of herself?
 
**Contains mature content** 
For maximum reading enjoyment – recommended reading order for the Scandalous Series:
Attraction (Book One)
Irresistible (Book Two)
Temptation (Book Three)
Until Him (Book Four)
Reverence (Book Five)
Surrender (Book Six)
Forsaken (Book Seven)

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NEW RELEASE & EXCERPT!!! ~ Temptation by Ady Anes

Title: Temptation
Series: Scandalous Series #3
Author: Ady Anes
Genre: NA Romance
Release Date: April 23, 2019
Cover Design: Pink Ink Designs

 

 
This is Jaxon Wright’s story. Popular senior in college. Math major. Rowing captain. Beloved man-whore… Temptation incarnate.
 
Jaxon was king of the campus until Carina Lobos walked into his life and knocked him down a peg… or two.
 
A year later and a lot has changed. Carina is a prominent figure in his life although their relationship is nothing like anyone expected. He’s lost his pack of hyena friends; they aren’t taking it well. Meanwhile, someone new has joined their close-knit group and she may change everything.
 
**Contains mature content**




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NEW RELEASE!!! ~ The Steps to Us by M.M. Clem

Title: The Steps to Us
Author: M.M. Clem
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 1, 2019
 

 

Growing up, Chloe and Jimmy were the best of friends. He was her safe spot. She was ultimately his undoing. After a betrayal illuminates Jimmy’s hidden feelings for her, they’re both left wondering if they were as close as they once thought.
 
Four year later, they find themselves reunited after college. Chloe is raw from a broken engagement and Jimmy is helping care for his ailing father. Even after all the pain and separation, neither of them can ignore the magnetic attraction they feel for each other.
 
Four years is a long time to wait, but sometimes two people are destined to be more than friends.
 

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NEW RELEASE!!! ~ Finding Home by K.L. Humphreys

Title: Finding Home
Author: K.L. Humphreys
Genre: New Adult/Romantic Suspense
Release Date: February 21, 2019
 

 

“I will say that there is some sensitive subjects on this novel but the author really handled them beautifully. 5 stars #2OCCJD” – 2OCC Reviews

Wow! This book took me completely off guard!” – Cassie Ashford

“It was a roller coaster of emotions and also had draw dropping moments.” – Lauren (Goodreads)

 

Trent
How do you go home when home is gone?
I’ve paid my dues for protecting someone I love.
In return my family, my life, and my freedom—all taken from me.
When a friend calls in a favor, I go from nothing…to having a job and a place to live.
A fresh start brings something more; a woman who brings out my protective instincts.
She’s been hurt—it’s written all over her.
There’s one thing for sure, I want her.
And I vow that nothing will ever harm her again.
Michelle
I’ve hit rock bottom, and I’ve slowly climbed my way back up.
Now, I keep myself locked away. It’s easier than letting people in and telling them about that night.
I live my life in the shadows because happiness is something that I can’t have.
I keep my pain where it belongs, in the past. I keep my secrets buried deep down.
Now my past is colliding with my future, and I’m not sure how I’m going to survive.
But in the midst of the darkness is a shining light: Trent.
Sometimes you find home in the place you least expect it.

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NEW RELEASE!!! ~ The Pickup by Nikki Ash

Title: The Pickup
Series: Imperfect Love Book 1
Author: Nikki Ash
Genre: Sports Romance Standalone
Release Date: February 7, 2019

 

Somebody once said we don’t decide who we love. The world decides for us. But I disagree.
 
I believe love is a decision.
Who we love, how we love.
It’s in our control–in our hands.
I grew up having no clue about the true meaning of love. Money. Cars. Houses. Status. Fame. That’s what love means to the people around me.
It wasn’t until the woman I picked up in a bar came back into my life and showed me love can be so much more.
So, what’s the problem?
The woman I’m falling in love with believes in fairytales. She compares everything to a storybook and wants the happily-ever-after.
So while she’s stuck on recreating stories that have already been told, page by page, I’m showing her it’s time we write our own book.
Nobody ever said the journey of falling in love would be easy, just that it would be worth it.

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NEW RELEASE!!! ~ Teaching Tucker by Jillian Quinn

Title: Teaching Tucker
Series: Face-Off Legacy #3 (standalone)
Author: Jillian Quinn
Genre: New Adult Sports Romance
Release Date: February 6, 2019


After a drunken hookup, I never thought I would see Tucker again…
Until he strolls into my classroom like he owns the school.
He handed out orgasms like it was his job.
Now, it’s my turn to grade him.
I’m a teaching assistant until the end of the semester.
A position I scored because I’m a goody-two-shoes.
Not the girl who sleeps with smoking hot hockey players.
But he’s failing the class, and I can help him pass.
So, we come to an agreement.
One that ends with us breaking all the rules…
And if I’m not careful, my heart.

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COVER REVEAL!!! ~ The Reinvention of Jinx Howell by Nancee Cain

 
Title: The Reinvention of Jinx Howell
Series: Pine Bluff #5
Author: Nancee Cain
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 22, 2019
Cover Designer: Shannon Lumetta

 

Hiding behind her wigs and heavy makeup, Jinx Howell masks her insecurities—which even she doesn’t understand—with bravado, slashing through life with reckless abandon. Lonely, but unwilling to get close to anyone, she finds the ideal solution: a hook-up with the campus’s most notorious heartbreaker.
 
In similar fashion, Mark “Two-Time” MacGregor protects his heart and keeps himself unencumbered through a string of one-night stands. A chance meeting with the edgy Jinx in a dark alley seems like destiny. She claims to want sex with no ties, making her perfect. Like attracts like. But this girl with a switchblade has more hang-ups than he does, which is a hell of a lot.
 
When tragedy strikes, Mark’s hit-and-run lifestyle takes a backseat to his need to protect the broken girl whose secrets are unraveling. Along the way, both of them will find their truths unmasked. Can they forge a real relationship, or will they give up on their romance as jinxed?

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