New Release ~ 3.5 Stars for Advanced Physical Chemistry


Title: Advanced Physical Chemistry: 
A Romantic Comedy
Series: Chemistry Lessons #3
Author: Susannah Nix
Genre: Romantic Comedy
 Release Date: March 16, 2018
After four
lousy boyfriends in a row, chemical engineer Penny Popplestone swears off men
until she can figure out why they keep cheating on her. But her no-men
resolution hits a snag when the mysterious and superhumanly hot barista at her
favorite coffee shop strikes up a friendship with her.
Penny strives to keep things platonic, but when Caleb gives her the kiss of her
life, she realizes he wants to be more than just friends. Tired of always being
“good little Penny,” she throws caution to the wind and pursues a no-strings
fling with the hottie barista. It’s not like they have anything in common
beyond scorching physical chemistry, so what does she have to lose?

Only her heart.

Now, this fanfic-reading, plus-size heroine faces an unsolvable problem. What
do you do when being apart is unbearable…but being together is impossible?

Advanced Physical Chemistry is the
third in a series of standalone rom-coms featuring geeky heroines who work in
STEM fields.

My Review

3.5 Stars!

A fun, very sweet, friends-to-friends-with-benefits romance with a quirky heroine and a swoonworthy hero.

Penny has been described by a lot of other reviewers as nerdy or geeky. I didn’t read her that way. I read her as quirky, sure; but just because she was in a STEM field, I didn’t automatically assume she was a geek. However, in the beginning, she was definitely awkward, but then again, aren’t we all some times? Caleb was the hunky barista. His development was less than Penny’s, but his character didn’t really need it. The book is a romance, but it is also more. It is Penny’s awakening or transition, if you will, to self-awareness and self-sufficiency when it comes to her relationships. Of course, when you pose a no strings attached relationship, there is bound to be trouble.

All in all, I enjoyed the book and will read more from Nix.


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“Can we
talk?” Penny tilted her head toward the back. “Privately.” Was it her
imagination, or did Caleb’s eyes widen momentarily in fear?
He wiped
his hands on a dishtowel and nodded. “Sure.”
She trailed
after him down the back hallway, past the restrooms. He halted in front of the
office door and turned around to face her. It was quieter back here. The voices
of the businessmen had faded to a dull murmur, blending with the white noise
hum of the refrigerator case at the end of the hall.
Neither of
them spoke. They were standing close enough that she could see the gold in his
eyes. As they stared at one another, the memory of the kiss floated in the air
between them. Their fevered breaths. The way he’d moaned into her mouth. Penny
licked her lips.
“I owe you
an apology,” Caleb said.
The words
punctured her thin bubble of hope. “I see.”
shouldn’t have kissed you like that.”
“Why not?”
she heard herself say a little too loudly.
He flinched
at the challenge in her tone. “What?”
shouldn’t you have kissed me?”
The bell on
the front door jangled, and there was a murmur of voices as more customers came
in. Malik was out front. He could handle them.
shuffled his feet like he was itching to escape. “Um…”
“Do you
have a girlfriend?” Penny asked.
He shook
his head at the floor. “No, nothing like that.”
She rested
her hands on her hips. “Did you not mean to do it? Am I supposed to believe it
was some sort of accident? That you tripped and fell onto my face?”
“No, of
course not, I—”
I’m trying to understand why you’d do something like that and then run off and
leave me standing there. And why you’re apologizing now for kissing me instead
of for running off.”
“I’m sorry
for that part too,” he said quietly.
“It wasn’t
very nice.”
right, it wasn’t. I’m sorry.” God, he was beautiful when he was being contrite.
It made it impossible to think straight.
stared at his collarbone, which was also stupidly attractive, but not quite as
distracting as his face. “So why did you do it?”
“Run off?
Or kiss you?”
Either. Why are you being so weird about all of it?”
“Um.” He
shifted his weight, lowering his eyes to the floor. If she hadn’t been standing
between him and escape, he might have actually bolted like a horse.
She crossed
her arms. “Did you not want to kiss me?”
“No, I…” He
trailed off, rubbing his palms on his thighs.
waited. She was prepared to wait all day if that was what it took.
He looked
up. “I’ve wanted to kiss you for a long time.”
stopped her in her tracks. “W—what?”
His eyes
looked into hers. “You heard me.”
burned in her chest, constricting her voice to a whisper. “But you don’t even
like me.”
“That’s not
true.” He looked pained.
How long
was a long time? Since last summer when he’d started working here? Did that
mean—could she have been dating Caleb instead of Kenneth? She tried to
picture it. Caleb asking her on a date, taking her out to dinner. Smiling
across the table as he tried to charm her, hoping for a goodnight kiss at the
end of the evening. She couldn’t even picture the smiling part, much less the
rest of it.
She tried
to clear her throat and made a choking sound instead. “You acted like
you didn’t like me.”
“I was
trying to keep my distance.” His expression turned reproachful. “You had a
“Who was a
cheating jerk. Which you could have told me at any time.” If Caleb had ever
given her even the slightest hint he was actually interested in her, she would
have dropped Kenneth like the flaming bag of dog poop he’d turned out to be.
“I was
afraid you’d hate me if I was the one to tell you.”
Literally, it was impossible to believe this man who’d barely acknowledged her
existence had actually been attracted to her all this time. It was
inconceivable, and not in the Princess Bride sense of the word.
And yet…he had
kissed her. It hadn’t been a half-hearted kiss either. That was a serious kiss
he’d given her. Deadly serious.
swallowed. “I don’t have a boyfriend anymore.”
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Author Bio
Nix lives in Texas with her husband, two ornery cats, and a flatulent pit bull.
When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading, cooking, knitting, watching stupid
amounts of television, and getting distracted by Tumblr. She is also a
powerlifter who can deadlift as much as Captain America weighs.


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New Release ~ 5 Stars for Switch Hitter by Sara Ney!



I knew something was wrong the second she walked in the door tonight; I just couldn’t put my finger on what it was.

Same hair color.

Same legs.

Same face.

Except…I look harder.

At the small dimple beneath her lip that wasn’t there the last time we went out. And her laugh—that laugh isn’t as loud.

This isn’t the girl I’ve gone out with the past few weeks.

It’s her twin sister, and they’ve switched places on me.

Only I’m not quite ready to let them switch back.


My Review

5 Stars!

Switch Hitter is a quick, fun read from Sara Ney. It was previously part of an anthology, but not it is available to everyone and you’re going to love it!

Lucy and Amelia are identical twins, but that is where their similarities end. Lucy schedules two dates for the same night, so instead of coming clean to one of the dates, she asks Amelia to go in her place. Dante “Dash” Amado is sexy as hell and not as dumb as Lucy thinks.

This was a fast read at novella length. It is also a brief introduction to characters you will see in Ney’s upcoming new series. The plot was fun. Ney’s great, easy-to-read writing style shone through. Amelia and Dante, and even Lucy were great! Despite being a quick read, there was plenty of character and plot development.

I loved it and I know you will, too!

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Sara Ney is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the How to Date a Douchebag series, and is best known for her sexy, laugh-out-loud New Adult romances. Among her favorite vices, she includes: iced latte’s, historical architecture and well-placed sarcasm. She lives colorfully, collects vintage books, art, loves flea markets, and fancies herself British.

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New Release ~ 4 Stars for Pretty As A Peach by Juliette Poe

Pretty as a Peach (Sex & Sweet Tea, Book #4)
Juliette Poe
Release Date: March 15, 2018

Mainer Farms is steeped in family history, but it’s also deep in debt from the effects of the ever-changing farming industry. Not about to let his family’s legacy go under, Colt Mancinkus is willing to do anything he can to save the farm.

Darby Culhane is the new farmer in Whynot, North Carolina, and she’s proving to be quite the forbidden temptation for Colt. Darby isn’t looking for anything but a fresh start, and she’s got it all figured out. Get settled in? Check. Apply for the rural county grant? Check. Confrontation with the steaming mad, smoking hot local farmer? Well, that wasn’t on the agenda.

As pretty as she is sweet, Colt can’t help but be drawn to Darby’s…peaches. No really, she’s a peach farmer. Get that mind out of the gutter, and get on down to the farm to see what happens when circumstances force Colt and Darby to team up. They may just find that the peach trees aren’t the only things in bloom.

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My Review

4.5 Stars!

Everything about this series is sweet as pie! I love the Mancinkus clan. Three of the Mancinkus siblings have gotten their happy endings and in Pretty As a Peach it is Colt’s turn to find love.

Darby’s route to WhyNot is a little twisty. She is in the midst of a divorce from her jerky husband. She moves herself and her daughter to WhyNot to become operations manager of Farrington Farms. The move is two-fold. She can get away from her ex and finish her thesis at the same time. As part of her thesis, she has applied for a grant, the same grant that Colt has applied for in his efforts to save Mainer Farms, his family’s farm. The two start off at odds, but neither can deny the spark of attraction.

I really enjoyed this book. It was sweet and emotional without being over done. Colt and Darby at great. Colt is passionate and down to Earth, sweet and sexy. Darby is kind, loyal, sweet and a dedicated mother. The backdrop of WhyNot and it’s residents is a character in and of itself. It doesn’t take long for the residents of WhyNot to accept Darby into their fold and meddle (not in a bad way). Throw in Linne, Darby’s daughter, who isn’t featured heavily, but does play a part in the plot and you have a great love story.

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Juliette Poe is the sweet and swoony alter ego of New York Times Best Selling author, Sawyer Bennett.

A fun-loving southern girl, Juliette knows the allure of sweet tea, small towns, and long summer nights, that some of the best dates end sitting on the front porch swing, and that family is top priority. She brings love in the south to life in her debut series, Sex & Sweet Tea.

When Juliette isn’t delivering the sweetest kind of romance, she’s teaching her southern belle daughter the fine art of fishing, the importance of wearing Chucks, and the endless possibilities of a vivid imagination.

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Blog Tour ~ 4.5 Stars for Two Wedding Crashers by Meghan Quinn!



I don’t know what love is anymore.

Well, that’s not entirely true, but I’m going to tell you a little secret: I’ve lost the spark.

You know the kind of spark I’m talking about?

Where butterflies take flight in your stomach from two hands innocently colliding. Or catching your breath when you first meet someone attractive. Yeah, that spark.

Except I haven’t felt that feeling in forever; there is nothing left inside of me.

Normally, this wouldn’t be a problem–but I’m a writer on a serious deadline, and my editor is breathing down my neck for a romantic, Nicholas Sparks type love story. No pressure, right?

That’s how I find myself flying across the country to crash a wedding in the name of research, dress and heels stuffed into my small suitcase.

It should be the easiest book research ever. Drinking some free champagne, basking in the love of two strangers, and tapping into my romantic side. That will be a breeze. I’m a pro. I can handle this.

Until I mistakenly end up in the wrong hotel room, naked as the day I was born, with the sexiest human I have ever met staring me down, wondering what I’m doing taking a shower in his bathroom. I don’t think calling it research will get me out of this pickle.


4.5 Stars!

You know, Meghan Quinn is a favorite of mine. I actually discovered her books on accident a few years ago when I won a giveaway. She sent me a signed copy of Repentance and the signature on the inside said “Love and Boobs, Meghan Quinn.” I remember laughing and thinking, “This chick just gets me.” I read Repentance in one sitting and, BOOM, I was addicted. Over the last two years, I have read nearly all of her books. I was right. She just gets me and we don’t even know each other. lol!

Anywho, fun story over.

Two Wedding Crashers… this one is up there in my top three favorite Meghan Quinn books (I’m not sure anything will top Dear Life for me.). I found TWC to be a refreshing change. Our heroine is in a rut, has lost her spark, has drifted from her center. She’s empty. She goes on this kind of crazy trip to find her mojo and she finds said mojo and more… a hot, hunky more. Hello, Spark. Nice to see you again! Spark has a name and it is Beck. Remember Beck? From Three Blind Dates? No? WTH? Put that one on your TBR, too. I liked Beck in Three Blind Dates. I LOVE Beck in TWC. Seriously, he is sexy, sweet, kind, spontaneous… pretty close to perfect. Beck and Rylee’s story is sizzling hot and full of feels, the good tingly kind.

Dear Meghan Quinn, thank you! Thank you for this book!


Chills scream their way down my arms and legs, my nipples pucker, and just like that, with one word, all humor vanishes from our little conversation and awareness of this all-consuming man wrapped around me hits me hard.

Gathering myself, I say, “Tell me something Chris and Justine know about you.”

“Hmm.” His thumbs hook under the waistband of my shorts, playing with the lower part of my hipbones. His touch spurs on my pelvis, needing to rock, begging for him to go lower. My toes curl in my sandals and my back slightly arches, reaching for more. “Something they know about me.”

His mouth doesn’t stray from its position against my ear, and his hips start to slowly move underneath me, his legs tangling with mine. Involuntarily, one of my hands hooks the back of his neck as I hold on tightly to him, feeling like I need support from the onslaught of sensation I’m feeling.

I hear him say something, but it doesn’t register in my brain, which has turned to mush as his thumbs stray from my hipbones to right above my pubic bone.

There is no denying how turned on I am, how wet I am from his mere touch, how much—despite my reservations—I want this man.

With each stroke, my head turns farther and farther to the side until our noses are touching, Beck’s head bends forward to meet me halfway. My eyes flutter shut for a brief moment before I open them and am captured by those flecks of green and gold.

The air stills around us, our breath mixing, swirling between us, our lips so close.

One swipe of this thumb.

Another one.

I can’t breathe.

I can’t focus.

Another swipe, my head leans even closer, my tongue wetting my lips.

One more swipe . . .

My heart hammers in my chest, my skin prickling with awareness.

Beck brings his mouth even closer, only a whisper away now, and he waits.

Holding still.

His breathing feeling erratic beneath me.




And I’m gone.

I bring my mouth to his, slowly parting my lips ever so slightly, just enough to maneuver my mouth across his.

A low, provocative moan escapes Beck as one of his hands snags the back of my head and holds me in place, almost as if he lets go, I’ll disappear.

Needing more, I shift on his lap so I’m straddling him once again, my hands on his bare chest, feeling the powerful sinew that holds him together.

Our lips press and mold, mingling, taking, begging . . .


Beck’s tongue runs against my bottom lip, eliciting a moan from deep within me, lighting a fire so hot, so wild, my hands start to travel up his neck to his cheeks where I grip him, positioning his head so when I open my mouth, I can expertly dive my tongue onto his.

He groans, his lap shifting against mine now, his hard-on pressing against my wet and throbbing center. I match his rocking, using my position on his lap to take advantage of his length I can feel through his board shorts.

This is exactly what I didn’t want to happen, but God, am I happy it has. Maybe I really should live in the moment, maybe I should take advantage of the opportunity, maybe I should…

Born in New York and raised in Southern California, Meghan has grown into a sassy, peanut butter eating, blonde haired swearing, animal hoarding lady. She is known to bust out and dance if “It’s Raining Men” starts beating through the air and heaven forbid you get a margarita in her, protect your legs because they may be humped.

Once she started commuting for an hour and twenty minutes every day to work for three years, she began to have conversations play in her head, real life, deep male voices and dainty lady coos kind of conversations. Perturbed and confused, she decided to either see a therapist about the hot and steamy voices running through her head or start writing them down. She decided to go with the cheaper option and started writing… enter her first novel, Caught Looking.

Now you can find the spicy, most definitely on the border of lunacy, kind of crazy lady residing in Colorado with the love of her life and her five, furry four legged children, hiking a trail or hiding behind shelves at grocery stores, wondering what kind of lube the nervous stranger will bring home to his wife. Oh and she loves a good boob squeeze!

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New Release ~ 4 Stars for Tic Tac Love by A. M. Willard!

Release Date: March 14, 2018

Cover Design: MadHat Books




For as long as I can remember, I’ve been in love with Paxton West. I’ve planned our wedding in my head a million times. What our babies would look like. How we would grow old together and still play our favorite game— Tic-Tac-Toe.

However, we have one problem.

Paxton doesn’t believe in true love, soul mates, or happily ever after. Oh, did I also tell you he doesn’t want kids? It also means I can’t explain to him that he’s the only guy for me, or about my—our—current situation.

The past started with a game of X’s and O’s.
Then came the miles and miles that kept us apart.
Next came tequila shots… They’re never a great idea.

Now, more than ever, the future scares the crap out of me. If my plan backfires, I could not only lose my best friend but the love of my life.

Dang those tequila shots.



My Review

4 Stars!

What a great friends to lovers rom com! Belle and Pax are great. As kids, they were friends who secretly loved each other, but neither would admit it. Fast forward many years and everything changes. This is such a fun read. Belle and Pax have great banter and you can feel how deep their friendship and love for each other runs. Throw in a few misunderstandings and BOOM you have this perfect, weekend read!


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Bestselling Author, A.M. Willard resides in Savannah, Georgia. She joined the Peach State many years ago after leaving the crystal blue waters and sugary white sand behind from the Panhandle of Florida. She’s also known for being a wife, mother, and caretaker for her farm animals. A.M. loves anything sassy, glittery, and is a sucker for the Hallmark Channel. That last one might be the reason she believes in soulmates or it could be because she married her high school sweetheart for twenty years ago.

After releasing her first novella series back in 2014, A.M. set out on a new goal to bring her readers a broad range of romantic stories from her desk. This includes Romantic Comedy, Contemporary Romance, and from time to time some Sexy Romance.

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Blog Tour ~ 4.5 Stars for To The Fall by Prescott Lane!


To the Fall by Prescott Lane
Publication Date: March 8th, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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You know the story.
Boy meets girl, they fall in love, two kids, white picket fence.
This isn’t that story.

This is more like . . .
Man meets woman. Man sleeps with woman.
Man meets another woman, sleeps with her.
And so on. You get the idea.

I own a small boutique hotel in New Orleans, the Kingston. I’ve seen men do some stupid stuff in the name of the woman they love, or at least the woman they love for the night.

That’s not me. I’m always in control. You’d be surprised how much you can get away with on just good manners and a smile. It’s the only way to keep my secrets safely locked away.

And my smile hides a lot. Until her.

She turns me down flat. Playing hard to get is my favorite game. It’s the thrill of the chase.

Only problem is, I think it’s me that’s getting caught.


My Review

4.5 Stars!

This one surprised me with how well I liked it. Don’t get me wrong. Going in I was excited to read it. I have enjoyed every Prescott Lane book I’ve read, but I read the blurb and was sure this would just be another manwhore reformed by a woman. Oh, it was, but it was more than that and what made the book was Pierce. Pierce is one of my favorite heroes! He is completely vain, unapologetic, nothing is ever his fault and when he meets Sutton it is like he loses it. She makes him want to change. She makes him want to be a better man. She challenges him at every turn. She protects her heart first and foremost, because chick has some big old baggage.

I loved that this was written entirely from Pierce’s POV. He is hysterically funny, shameless and you just know that under all that bravado is a huge heart just waiting to beat for someone.

Prescott Lane never disappoints me with her books. To the Fall is my favorite of all of her books thus far! I highly recommend.

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Dr. Lorraine laughs and pulls out her prescription pad. Scribbling something, she turns it to me. The title reads: The sex diet.
I bust out laughing. “You’re writing me a sex prescription.”
“Sort of,” she says. “You ever gone on a diet before?”
“The thing with diets is, you usually start off strict.”
How did I know that?”
“No touching by either party, not even kissing.”
“Wait, not even a hand job?” I ask.
“You’ve got your own hands. Use them.”
She writes jerking off on her script pad, then puts a checkmark beside it. This is the craziest shit.
“Once a day as needed,” she says, writing that down.
“I’ll never make it.”
“How many times do you want?” she asks.
“At least twice, morning and before bed.”
She shakes her head. “Okay, twice a day,” she says and points her pencil at me. “That’s it.”
“I really don’t think I need . . .”
“You won’t be released from therapy until I’m satisfied you’ve completed this,” she says.
She has me by the balls, and she knows it. I can’t believe I’m being forced to agree to this, but what choice do I have? “I haven’t had sex in a couple days. Can I get credit for that?”
“No,” she laughs out. “Start fresh today.”
“What about it?”
“Can I use it?” I ask.
“You don’t have enough memories to sustain you?” she asks.
“Good point.”
She gets to her feet and sticks out her hand. “Good luck.”
Shaking her hand and smiling, I’m sure I’ve got this.
I bite the inside of my mouth, realizing the old lady has tricked me. It’s Thursday. I’m not seeing her again until Tuesday.
That’s five days! Shit, what have I done?

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Prescott Lane is the Amazon best-selling author of Stripped Raw. She’s got seven other books under her belt including: First Position, Perfectly Broken, Quiet Angel, Wrapped in Lace, Layers of Her, The Reason for Me, and The Sex Bucket List. She is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, and holds a degree in sociology and a MSW from Tulane University. She married her college sweetheart, and they currently live in New Orleans with their two children and two crazy dogs. Prescott started writing at the age of five, and sold her first story about a talking turtle to her father for a quarter. She later turned to writing romance novels because there aren’t enough happily ever afters in real life.

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New Release ~ 4.5 Stars for Craft by Adriana Locke!


Title: Craft
Series: The Gibson Boys #2
Author: Adriana Locke
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 14, 2018
They’re not quite enemies. Not really friends.
More like frustrated balls of sexual tension and neither will give in.
Lance Gibson drives Mariah Malarkey absolutely
crazy. He uses her office like a phone booth, takes cupcakes from the corner of
her desk like she baked them just for him. She didn’t. Maybe she knew the
history teacher happened to love peanut butter icing, but that was purely a
coincidence. All sixteen times.
Mariah has a way of getting under Lance’s skin
too. She calls him out on his crap, spoils him even if inadvertently, and
seeing the librarian in skirts drives him wild. She won’t give in. It’s for the
best, really, considering there’s no way he could lie to a woman like that and
he’s not about to tell her the truth about himself. Not in a million years.
These two don’t hate each other. They don’t
really like each other. But for this to be a friends-to-lovers story, they have
to start somewhere, right?
Note: This can be read as a standalone novel.


My Review

4.5 Stars!

Oh. My. Wow! Lance and Mariah have such an epic love story!

Whether you are a long time fan of Adriana Locke’s or new to her books, Craft will melt your heart with this story of blessings in disguise, trust, love, friendship, renewal, loving oneself and hope. Mariah is sweet, kind, funny and she blossoms like a flower as she grows as a person in response to life and Lance. Lance is stuck in his ways never wanting to get close to someone, but not for the reasons you might think. Under his exterior lies an amazing person with a big heart and desire to love and be loved. Their journey to happiness is not easy. I am impressed at the care and time taken by Locke to expand Mariah and Lance’s backstories. I loved that she never rushed anything.

A book with all the feels that will suck you in from page one.


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authors, Adriana has created her own.
She resides
in the Midwest with her husband, sons, and two dogs. She spends a large amount
of time playing with her kids, drinking coffee, and cooking. You can find her
outside if the weather’s nice and there’s always a piece of candy in her
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New Release ~ 4.5 Stars for The Hook-Up Experiment by Emma Hart!





1.Hate-screw my high school nemesis.

2.Remember to hate him.

3.Prove my brother wrong.

It should be easy.

It isn’t.


As the owner of Pick-A-Dick, New Orleans’ premier hook-up website, my job is simple. Connect two people for a no-strings, no-expectations hook-up. The plus for my clients is that I’m the one who gets to sift through the dick pics—except this time, they’re required.

My problem? My brother, co-owner of Pick-A-Dick’s sister dating site, doesn’t believe it’s possible to hook up with someone three times and not fall in love.

I disagree. I know it’s possible.

And my disagreement is exactly how I end up reconnected with my high school nemesis, Elliott Sloane. The guy who asked me to junior prom and then stood me up. Who egged my car when I rejected him, and convinced my senior homecoming date to ghost me.

It should be easy to hate-screw him. If only he was still that person, instead of a hot-as-hell single dad, working as a builder to make ends’ meet, fighting for custody of his daughter.

Not to mention packing in the pants department…


Three hook-ups.

One outcome.


My Review

4.5 Stars!!

Okay, okay… How could you go wrong with a book about a girl who runs a company called Pick-A-Dick? Well, there is nothing wrong with The Hook Up Experiment. This book is one of my favorite Emma Hart books! I absolutely loved Petyon and Elliott, particularly Elliott! Plus, there is a kiddo and nobody does book kids like Hart!

There is a $500 bet and three hearts on the line in this fun rom com. Stubborn Peyton hates Elliott for what he did to her in high school. Elliott isn’t a big Peyton fan either. When these two get hooked up unknowningly, sparks fly, swooning happens, panties melt and big old walls around hearts start coming down piece by piece.

A sexy, fun, slightly angsty rom com from Emma Hart! What else could you want?


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“Is she okay with that juice?” Peyton watched her go.

I selected the Blu-ray from the cupboard and shot a smirk her way. “Sorry to break it to you, but you’re getting a juice box.”

“I can live with that.”

I turned away and hit the eject button on the player. “You didn’t have to say yes to her, you know.”

“Of course, I had to. Have you seen those eyes? How do you say no to her, ever?”

“I think of all the times she screams and swings her arms like a tiny terrorist, and it’s pretty easy.” I put the disk in and turned around.

Peyton had one eyebrow raised. “See, now, I’d think that’s reason to say no.”

“It depends on the day. Sometimes it results in her being put to bed to calm down, which means she ends up taking a rare afternoon nap, and I get some peace and quiet.”

“That’s a thing around her? She was talking to me for thirty minutes flat about what I did and didn’t like.”

“Only thirty minutes? Lucky you. She has about three hours of material of that.” I took a seat on the sofa, making sure to leave space between us for Bri. “Did she get started on hedgehogs yet?”

Peyton looked a little confused. “Hedgehogs?”

“YouTube is the devil.”

“That…was quite the jump in subject.”

I laughed as the main menu music hit on the TV. “I’m going to preface this by saying kids are weird.”

“Some get that from their parents.”

I blinked at her for a second. She wasn’t wrong if half these people who had a mini-career opening fucking toys on YouTube were parents.

“There are a bunch of stupid videos on YouTube, and apparently, watching people open toys is thrilling.”

Now, she looked really confused.

“And on one of those she watched, the person had a pet hedgehog who wasn’t having the nonsense of her opening a Hatchimal on camera, so it stole the egg.”

She blinked several times in quick succession. “I have no idea what you just said, and if I’m honest… Please don’t explain it.”

I laughed and hit play on the TV.

“Here’s your dooce-box,” Briony said, handing Peyton two. “And das mine. I can’t do the straws.”

“Oh. Right. Okay.” Peyton looked at the two juices that had been thrust at her.

Smiling, I took one from her. I pulled the straw off the back, out of the tiny plastic slip, and poked it through the foiled hole in the top. “There you go,” I said to Briony. “What do you want for dinner?”

She put the straw in her mouth and pursed her lips as she sucked the juice up. Peyton watched her, lips twitching, as she put her straw in place.

“Pizza!” Briony announced.

Oh no. I’d eaten too much pizza lately.

Was there such a thing as too much pizza?

Maybe if the toppings were changed up…

“Peydon, do you want pizza?” Bri asked, leaning right into her.

“I like pizza,” she replied, smiling sweetly down at her. “What’s your favorite?”

“I like spots and cheese.”


I coughed on my water. “Pepperoni,” I explained. “They look like spots on the pizza.”

Peyton’s eyes met mine for a minute. Silent laughter shone back at me. That really was toddler logic at its finest.

“You know,” she said, looking down at Peyton. “Spots are my favorite, too!”

Once again, Briony gasped. “Reawy?”

“Really, really. I love spots.”

Oh, Jesus.

It might have been a mistake introducing these two. Not only was my daughter becoming increasingly obsessed with someone who seemed to be a brunette, adult version of her…

No, that was the problem. Peyton was the brunette, adult version of Briony, attitude and all—and if there was anything my daughter didn’t need, it was someone who could teach her a thing or ten about sarcasm.

“I’ll order pizza,” I said, going to stand.

“Oh, you got it last time. I’ll go call them.” Peyton put her juice on the side table and tried to move, but Briony stopped her.

“No. Mimi told me that only gentlemen buy dinner. Princesses sit and look priddy.”

Peyton looked down at her. “Sit and look pretty? I like to buy my own pizza sometimes, and that’s okay.”

Without missing a beat, Briony said, “Princesses sit and look priddy so the mens buying dinner don’t know dat we can kick dere butts.”




By day, New York Times and USA Today bestselling New Adult author Emma Hart dons a cape and calls herself Super Mum to two beautiful little monsters. By night, she drops the cape, pours a glass of whatever she fancies—usually wine—and writes books.

Emma is working on Top Secret projects she will share with her followers and fans at every available opportunity. Naturally, all Top Secret projects involve a dashingly hot guy who likes to forget to wear a shirt, a sprinkling (or several) of hold-onto-your-panties hot scenes, and a whole lotta love.

She likes to be busy—unless busy involves doing the dishes, but that seems to be when all the ideas come to life.





New Release ~ 4.5 Stars for Only You by Melanie Harlow!


Only You, an all-new sexy and emotional standalone from USA Today bestselling author Melanie Harlow is LIVE!


Nate Pearson is ridiculously handsome and wears the hell out of a suit and tie, but I’ve seen the parade of beautiful women leaving his apartment across the hall—a different one every time—and I want no part of it. When it comes to romance, I’m looking for something real, something that will last: the happily ever after.

As a divorce attorney, he loves to tell me there’s no such thing.

As a wedding planner, I choose to disagree.

We disagree on almost everything, in fact. Everything except James Bond. The only time we really get along is when we’re watching 007 flicks together, and I’ll admit—he has rescued me from a disaster or five. So when one of the baton twirlers from his parade leaves a baby girl at his door with a note that says “I’ll come back for her” and he begs me for help, I can’t turn him down.

But it’s a mistake.

Because watching him with his daughter, I start to see another side of Nate, a side that has my breath coming faster, my body craving his, my heart longing for him to change his mind about love and tell me there’s a chance for us.

I don’t want to be just another girl leaving his apartment in the morning.

I want to be the one he asks to stay.

My Review

4.5 Stars!!!

Melanie Harlow did it again! She wrote a book that stole my heart; although, she really didn’t play fair with this one with the whole single dad thing, but I loved it nonetheless.

Only You is a mash up of tropes – friends to lovers, single dad. Harlow never over does it and beautifully meshes the tropes into a sweet, sexy story with cuteness abound, plenty of angst and a sweet romance. Nate will have have you swooning hard one minute, then ready to slap him upside the head the next. Ultimately, you will love him and feel for him. Emme is a great heroine. She is flawed, it recognizes her flaws. She is understanding and she loves hard, but when push comes to shove she doesn’t let herself get pushed around. I think that is one of my favorite things about this book, the realism of the characters. I also loved the return of some familiar faces and how she ties all the characters in.

I loved this book. You will love this book!


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Melanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her heels high, and her history with the naughty bits left in. When she’s not writing or reading, she gets her kicks from TV series like VEEP, Game of Thrones, House of Cards, and Homeland. She occasionally runs three miles, but only so she can have more gin and steak.

Melanie is the author of the AFTER WE FALL series, the HAPPY CRAZY LOVE series, the FRENCHED series, and the sexy historical SPEAK EASY duet, set in the 1920s. She lifts her glass to romance readers and writers from her home near Detroit, MI, where she lives with her husband, two daughters, and pet rabbit.

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Blog Tour ~ 4 Stars for White Knight by CD Reiss!


White Knight an all-new romantic standalone from New York Times bestselling author CD Reiss is available NOW!


Catherine’s long-lost love is found.

Catherine Barrington is a rich girl. Chris Cartwright is a poor boy.

He left her to make something of himself. A man she could be proud of. A man she could bring home to her parents. A man she could marry.

On the trading floor he became the man he knew he could be. Now, it’s time to return.

Rich girl.

Poor boy.

She didn’t care about his money, but he didn’t believe her. Soon after he left, all the money was gone.

Her life is hell.

Now he’s back, and he’s different. Pristine. Gorgeous. Rich.

Rich boy.

Poor girl.

Money was never the barrier, until now.


White Knight is a standalone in the same world as King of Code, with its own beginning, middle, and end. You don’t need to read anything else to read White Knight.


I crossed the train tracks, looking both ways as if the freight ran on a thoroughfare. It was a few steps to the rows of mobile homes that defined that side of Barrington.

The playground was in a little clearing just west of the center of the trailers. My fingertips were cold, but the rest of my body thrummed and pulsed so hard that I made my own heat. I told myself I didn’t know what to expect from this meeting, but if I didn’t know what to expect, I knew what to hope, and they were pretty much the same thing.

“Catherine!” Chris wasn’t loud, but the excitement in his voice made him sound as if he were shouting.

“Chris?” I spun around, looking for him in the darkness.

And on a three-quarter turn, he crashed into me, all lips and hands, digging his fingertips into the muscles of my back as he pulled me close. I tasted the minty toothpaste in his mouth and thought he brushed his teeth for me. He kissed me as if he would never kiss me again. He kissed me as if this was the last kiss he would ever have in his life. As if he wanted to eat me alive. I’d given over my freedom and my choice to this thing with him, to this moment, to this stupid set of choices that would ruin me forever. As surely as the sun would rise, I was the designer of my own destruction.

I wanted to be destroyed by that kiss.

When Chris took my hand, I imagined I could feel the blood pulsing through the veins, the cells in his skin. I imagined that when my nerve endings vibrated at his touch, they connected to his somehow.

Everything felt new. I was discovering that my body had routes between one place and another that I never knew existed. I never knew that when a man touched my hand or kissed my nipples, I could feel it between my legs.

There was a click behind the tree line, and he stopped kissing me with a jerk. We froze long enough for him to smile.

My Review

4 Stars!

I liked this book, but…

CD Reiss brings us a second chance romance with a reversal of fortune thrown in. Chris and Catherine were sweethearts long ago. She was the rich girl and he was the poor boy. The went their separate ways and now ten years later they are reunited and he is the rich one and she is poor. His past as the poor boy led him to be the wealthy man he is in the present. He has been about nothing but money for the past ten years. Now that he has wealth at his fingertips, it seems like he is unhappy. Catherine is selling off her possessions to survive. The one thing that never waivered over the years was their love for each other, even though they were apart.

I loved the story at its bones. Here comes the but. But…I am just not a fan of the alternating past and present chapters thing. For me it is distracting. I actually found that I liked the past better than the present. I think Chris was a bit cold and unfeeling as an adult. Granted that changed when he and Catherine reunited and I suppose that is how he was supposed to be portrayed to the reader; unfortunately, I was not really endeared to him like I would have preferred.

Overall, it’s a good read with a good story.

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About the Author

CD Reiss is a New York Times bestseller. She still has to chop wood and carry water, which was buried in the fine print. Her lawyer is working it out with God but in the meantime, if you call and she doesn’t pick up she’s at the well hauling buckets.

Born in New York City, she moved to Hollywood, California to get her master’s degree in screenwriting from USC. In case you want to know, that went nowhere but it did give her a big enough ego to write novels.

She’s frequently referred to as the Shakespeare of Smut which is flattering but hasn’t ever gotten her out of chopping that cord of wood.

If you meet her in person, you should call her Christine.


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