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Bad at Love


 

Bad at Love by B.L. Olson
 
 
Genre: Contemporary Romance
 
 
Beneath the stars of the Nebraskan sky, Bo Sutton and I made promises to each other that we swore never to break.
 
Then I did.
 
Now five years later, I am forced to return to the very spot where I broke both my vow and my heart, with our daughter in tow.
 
I never regretted my decision to protect my daughter from the same heartbreak I felt all those years ago.
 
Then I did.
 
I’m aware I’m bad at love, but when secrets come to light that reveal more than just my daughter’s paternity, I know that I’m going to need to study up quickly to protect what is left of my heart.
 
Can Bo ever forgive me for my secrets and sins?
 
Can we rediscover the map we left in the stars  and pick up right where we left off?

 

 

 
 
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Author B.L. Olson, or Brit to those she’s not in trouble with, is a self-proclaimed hot mess who survives off a steady stream of coffee and pizza. She is a land mermaid forever swimming in the PNW rain, where she balances writing, some semblance of a social life, and psych courses for her degree.
 
 

Friends with a Tryst

 

Friends with a Tryst by Kris Jayne
 
 
Series: A Thirsty Hearts Novella
Genre: Romantic Comedy
 
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He was her brother’s best friend. Now, he’s hers.
 
Whipping her life into shape started when Erin McKenna exorcized her lazy ex-boyfriend from her life. Next up? Joining weekly bootcamps with her new trainer — and old friend — Luke Abrams. Dubbed “Brother Luke” when he was her late brother’s college roommate, he’s there for her again — spotting her at the gym and in life. Nevermind that the feelings she has are getting less sisterly by the sit-up.
 
Luke promised his dying best friend that he would always watch out for Erin. Looking out for and lusting after haven’t been mutually exclusive. Still, hands-off and stay true is the plan until Erin is suddenly single, and he can no longer ignore the crush evolving into something more.
 
But once they finally acknowledge the romantic elephant in the room, will Luke’s “big brother” ways keep Erin at a distance?

 

 

Through rosie-colored Glasses

Through Rosie-Colored Glasses by Angela Nicole
 
 
Series: Game Winner; Book 3
Genre: Over Forty Romance
 
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Von Sellers has given up on love. After losing his wife in a fatal car accident, he resigned himself to focusing on the soccer team he coaches, and thereby blocking any and all matters of the heart.
 
Carol Longford Hutchison was looking for nothing, except picking her daughter up from soccer camp, when she visited one of Von’s practices. A single mom, her heart closed to romance when her ex-husband abandoned their family after their daughter, Rosie, was diagnosed with cerebral palsy.
 
Yet when the two commiserate over their lackluster histories, Von and Carol discover an attraction they can’t ignore. To save their battered hearts, their every impulse tells them to run from the magnetic pull drawing them together. It falls to Rosie, Carol’s precocious sex-year-old, to break down their barriers with her innocently brilliant views on love and life.
 
Can she convince Von and Carol to let go of the past and make a play for a future together? Or have their hearts already retired from life’s ultimate game?

Mountains Loved

 
 
Mountains Loved by Phoebe Alexander
 
 
Series: Mountains; Book 3
Genre: Contemporary Romance
 
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Time doesn’t heal all wounds … LOVE does.
 
Dr. Sarah Lynde and Lt. James McAllister are together at last, but it seems their mountain climbing days have just begun. Making decisions about their family and whether their relationship will be open or closed puts strain on the couple, while old demons and mounting grief threaten to tear them apart completely.
 
Is their relationship as rock solid as they thought, or will it crumble into the sea?
 
Authors’ Note: Intended for readers 18+. Another version of this book was previously published under the same title. This edition has been rewritten and edited. The first three Mountains Series books must be read in order, as it is James and Sarah’s continuing saga. The subsequent books in the Mountains Series function as standalones.
 
 
 
Cover Designer: Wolfsparrow Covers
Publisher: Mountains Wanted Publishing
 
 

Silver Bracelets

 

 

Title: #Silver Bracelets:
(#HermosafortheHolidays Book 2)
Author: Tari Lynn Jewett
Genre: Romance
Release Date: February 14th, 2020
#SBWTMO

 

 

 

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A cop who’s been Framed, a klutzy school teacher. Will one of them end up in handcuffs?? Or will they accidentally fall in love?

 

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So, you’d like to go viral on social media?

 

Fourth grade teacher, Ashley Swensen finds herself in a hashtag nightmare, when a picture of her crashing a bicycle at School Safety Day, goes viral, with the tag #AshleyAccidents.  And why is it that every time she screws up one hunky cop happens to be around? Before she knows it, she becomes an unwilling poster child for community safety. And even a St. Patrick’s Day birthday isn’t bringing her luck.

 

 Officer Benny (Benito) Lopez just wants to ask the cute teacher for a date, but she doesn’t want anything to do with him. And his friends keep making things worse. Then he remembers his grandmother’s advice, to make a grand gesture.

 

Will they accidentally fall in love? Or will social media keep them apart? Only her girlfriends and a little ‘luck o’ the Irish’ can help her now. And chocolate of course…

 

#AshleyAccidents #StPatricksDay #SilverBracelets #TrueLove
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Beach Break Coffee Bar was crowded and the girls squeezed through the throng of people to get to the table Evan was holding for them.

 

“It’s nice to be connected.” Ashley said as she slid into the seat next to Lucy.

 

Lucy smiled and started to respond just as Ashley smacked her on the arm. “Nooo,” she groaned. “That’s him over there.”

 

All three of her friends turned to look in the direction she’d pointed. Five good looking guys sat at a table laughing and drinking beer.

 

“Which one is he?” Mindi asked.

 

“He’s the jerky one.”

 

“You’ll have to be a little more descriptive.” Randi said. “I mean, they all look pretty friendly to me.”

 

“The one in the grey T-shirt. Don’t let that boyish smile fool you. He’s not nice.”

 

“I don’t know,” Mindi said. “I think he looks very nice. Look at the way that shirt hugs his biceps. Wish he’d turn this way so I could get a better look at his face.”

 

“What’s his name?” Randi had to raise her voice to be heard over the band who had moved back onto the stage and were warming up their instruments.

 

“Officer Lopez,” Ashley answered, trying to be heard over the music.

 

“What?” Randi raised her voice again.

 

“Officer Lopez!” Ashley said loudly just as the band stopped and the coffee bar buzz dropped to a din.

 

Officer Lopez and his buddies all turned to see who had shouted his name, and the lead singer of Reflective Lenses who was already standing in front of the mic picked it up.

 

“Officer Benny Lopez, you’re not even in the band, and cute girls are shouting your name. How’d you do that?”

 

Laughter rippled through the little coffee bar and Ashley considered crawling under the table.
“It’s okay Ashley,” Lucy said, “Evan just had a new refrigerator delivered. I’ll go get the box. We can smuggle you out of here without anyone seeing you!”
At least Randi tried to hide her smile, but Mindi made no effort to contain her amusement.
 

 

 

A sweet, funny, clean, light, too short romance, lol! A fast paced hilarious, never say never, or what could go wrong…” – Madm007
 
❤️‿♡⁀🧡‿♡⁀💛‿♡⁀💚‿♡⁀💙‿♡⁀💜

 

“Social media in courtship doesn’t always work out especially when your so called friend stuffs it up. Fastpace, lots of laughter, family values coming into play, good friends in most cases. Beware you may end up with sore cheeks and tummy from the laughter you experience in this journey. Loved it.” – Tracy
 
❤️‿♡⁀🧡‿♡⁀💛‿♡⁀💚‿♡⁀💙‿♡⁀💜

 

“Silver Bracelets was the follow up to the Please Say Yes. It was a fast-paced, delightful, romantic story. I love the characters. Tari Lynn Jewette wrote a fun novel with a happily ever after.”  – A.
 
❤️‿♡⁀🧡‿♡⁀💛‿♡⁀💚‿♡⁀💙‿♡⁀💜

 

“Very cute sweet short story. Loved the humor and interaction between the main characters and supporting characters. Small-town and great friends, humor and heart. Definitely looking forward to reading more.” – Ruiz Kim
 
❤️‿♡⁀🧡‿♡⁀💛‿♡⁀💚‿♡⁀💙‿♡⁀💜
#PleaseSayYes 
(#HermosafortheHolidays Book 1)

 

 

Tari Lynn Jewett lives in Southern California with her husband of thirty years (also known as Hunky Hubby). They have three adult sons, all who live nearby. For more than fifteen years she wrote freelance for magazines and newspapers, wrote television commercials, radio spots, numerous press releases, and many, MANY PTA newsletters. As much as she loved writing those things, she always wanted to write fiction…and now she is.

 

When she’s not writing, you can find her at the beach, in her sewing room, or curled up with a good book. She’s also been known to play a mean game of pool.

 

Tari believes in happily ever afters…because she’s living hers.

 

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Emerald

Emerald by Sophie Lark
 
 
Series: Colors of Crime; Book 5
Genre: Dark Mafia Romance
 
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She Tried To Kill Me…
 
She crept into my room with a syringe full of poison.
 
Now she’s my prisoner.
 
She refuses to tell me who sent her or why.
 
But I’ll get every last secret out of her. Through pleasure or through punishment.
 
I captured her and now she belongs to me…
“Emerald” is a dark and dominating mafia romance, Book 5 in the Colors of Crime series. It’s a stand-alone novel, full of intrigue, danger, and sexy bedroom scenes. Contains spanking, so if such material offends you, do not read.

Claiming His Charge

CLAIMING HIS CHARGE

M/M CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

RELEASE DATE: 23 JANUARY 2020

Blurb

Jordan Phillips, ex-military, he now co-owns a security company with his ex-team leader.

He works covert operations, removing marks from foreign countries where government forces cannot go.

The last thing he wants to do is babysit an opinionated rock star.

Dallas Munroe is the opinionated rock star.

After a death threat, his manager beefs up security, by hiring Jordan’s company.

Dallas is not impressed. He feels the threat is a hoax and the last thing he wants is a guard shadowing his every move.

Will these two ever get along and develop a relationship?

Who is behind the death threat, and is it for real?

Travel the cities of Australia as the band tours.

Meet up with the team from the Outback Australia Series when the band performs at a charity concert in Bourke, and learn what part they play in events as they unfold.

Written in Australian English.

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Excerpt – 18+

Copyright (c) Susan Horsnell 2020

Present Day

International Convention Centre

Sydney, NSW, Australia

JORDAN

I stood in the centre of the nose-bleed section at the top of the arena. From here I had a good view of the stage and crowd.

Glancing first off to one side, then the other, I confirmed the requested arena security were in place. Two men at the back with me, two women positioned at the front of the stage watching the audience closely.

I hated gigs like this, and Allison – my boss, knew it. The last thing I wanted to do was babysit a diva rock star who was full of self-importance with his head stuck in the clouds.

Six weeks. Six fucking weeks of strobe lights, deafening music and screaming, unpredictable fans. How the fuck were we supposed to detect any threats and prevent someone from being killed?

When I’d met Dallas Munroe yesterday, my judgement about people in show business hadn’t been wrong. To say he was full of himself was an understatement. So why was I so fucking attracted to him? He wasn’t my type and one only had to pick up any tabloid to find pictures of him being drooled over by some woman. Women I had no doubt he sweet-talked into his bed at every opportunity. Yep, he was as straight as a fucking arrow.

When the crowd began chanting his name, screaming and shouting, there was no doubt the band had just walked on stage. The noise in the arena was deafening. Straightening my stance, I snapped my attention back on the job.

Dallas had a presence on stage which the other band members didn’t have. He oozed sexiness and charisma, dressed in ripped jeans and a white wifebeater which clung to him like a glove, showing off his broad chest and muscular arms.

Ha! If only his fans knew what an arrogant prick the man really could be. Wearing a huge grin on his face, he waved to his adoring fans before performing moves which sent them wild as he moved to centre stage.

The other band members, who I’d been introduced to earlier in the evening, took up their positions.

About the Author

I live in sunny Queensland, Australia and retired after 37 years of Nursing.

My husband of 45 years, together with our elderly Jack Russell Terrier and extremely opinionated 26-year-old Cockatiel, enjoy holidays and travelling.

When we are at home, which is a small rural village, we spend our time renovating our home.

I write a variety of stories including Western Historical Romance, Contemporary Romance, Male/Male, Ménage and Shapeshifter.

Each book has a strong focus on story line with romantic interest building throughout.

I explore real life issues from kids on the streets to motorcycle war and put my own twist on each one.

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Reviews

Leanne

5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it

Reviewed in the United States on January 21, 2020

Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase

Ex military body guard and a rock star, both Alpha males garnering unwanted female attention. The chemistry fairly sizzles off the page. Dallas has a death threat and Jordan is thrown into the celebrity world as his bodyguard.

I enjoyed travelling my country through the pages of this book. Watching these two break down walls to be together. Meanwhile the mystery of the threat lurks in the background. A sneaky peek at characters from another series which you will enjoy reading too.

Great story, I loved it.

RaeAnne Hadley

5.0 out of 5 stars Claiming this tale! Wow!

Reviewed in the United States on January 23, 2020

Format: Kindle Edition

I fell in love with Jordan and Dallas. Their relationships and personalities were so different yet perfectly matched.

The Who-done-it perspective of the book had me turning pages and the descriptions of different places in Australia made me want to book a flight. Absolutely wonderful story!

Jody F

@Joderjo

Recommended and rated this book

As a fan of rockstar romances there was much that was familiar about the danger and the overall vibe of the music world. What set this m/m romance apart though was it’s Australian setting, which added a bit of the exotic to the story. Through Ms. Horsnell’s vivid depictions she pulled readers into the lushness of the country, and with characters from another of her series, there was also a familial feel to the story. Add in a bit of suspense courtesy of a crazed fan and you’’ll be frantically turning the pages to reach the conclusion. Jordan Phillips is a commanding former military man who becomes the bodyguard of rockstar Dallas when his life is threatened. He’s a sexy and strong-willed alpha hero who isn’t afraid to tell it like it is. He doesn’t coddle Dallas like so many others do which makes for a sizzling connection between the two of them from the very start. Dallas Monroe’s on the cusp of a music tour of Australia when danger comes calling. He may not take it seriously at first but before long the danger becomes all too real. Luckily he has Jordan by his side, and in his bedroom, as he becomes more than a job to Jordan in a sizzling m/m romance that lit the pages on fire. Dallas is immensely appealing and I became very protective of him as readers were introduced to his dysfunctional family, a family who made his childhood hell and made me want to hug him. As a rockstar his time on stage was exhilarating, and it added to the overall exoticness of the story, a it brought out a commanding side to him too. When it came to the suspense, I thought those elements were held in the background more than I’d hoped for. What was there though was well-done and kept me on the edge of my seat. The moment Jordan and Dallas met it was clear they were meant to be, their introduction was combustible and made for many sizzling encounters throughout the story. In their relationship they were mostly equals, but there were times too where I felt Jordan was more dominant. No matter who took the lead though I found them a decadently delightful couple who I was rooting for every step of the way. Alongside this appealing main couple were characters from Ms. Horsnell’s Outback series which was a nicely added element that gave a familial vibe to the story and makes you want to read their stories too. On a whole I enjoyed the rollercoaster ride of emotions found amongst the pages as I was pulled in wholeheartedly to the balance of romance and suspense this author crafted.

Reasons I enjoyed this book:

Easy-to-read

Entertaining

Great world building