Review – The Bed Mate by Kendall Ryan

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Today’s confession….the friends to lovers trope isn’t one of my favorites.  But, I love Kendall Ryan so I decided to give this latest installment of her Room Mate Series at try and I’m so happy I did.  Ms. Ryan works it like a catwalk model and I loved every second of this story!  Sam and Maggie are best friends and have been for years.  But quietly, Sam has always known that no woman could ever measure up to the standards of Maggie and he would never jeopardize his friendship in that way.  Maggie is fresh off a break-up and Sam swoops in to her rescue.  And so….it begins.  I adored Sam and Maggie!  Individually and as a couple, they are dynamite!  Sam is kind and generous and accepts all the many facets of Maggie’s personality.  He knows her better than anyone and there is something so sexy about a man who knows a woman this intimately without being intimate with her.  He pulls out all the stops, not only to make her feel better but to maneuver her a position in which she can accept him as a lover, not just a friend.  I was utterly charmed by him.  Maggie worships Sam but when several people point out how perfect they are together, Maggie allows her mind to entertain thoughts of another type of relationship with Sam.  It was so romantic.  These two have some pretty amazing chemistry and when you couple that with the way they can read each other so well….it results in some pretty erotic fireworks!!!  Whew!  I’m surprised my Kindle survived the onslaught of heat!  Throw in a romantic getaway, a douchebag ex,  and a few good-natured friends, and you have a delightfully sinful story brimming with romance and smokin’ hot sex.  I definitely enjoyed reading The Bed Mate and once again, I can’t wait to see what Ms. Ryan has up her sleeves for her readers next.  5 stars.

 

 

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I might be a typical guy, but these last few years, my love life’s been anything but. From crazy ex-girlfriends to one night stands who are stage-five clingers, my relationships go bad faster than the milk in your fridge. The only constant has been my best friend Maggie.

Fresh off a bad breakup of her own, I invite Maggie to my guy’s skiing weekend knowing she needs an escape from reality. But then something funny starts to happen. I start noticing things about her that I never noticed before.

She’s beautiful and doesn’t know it, she’s funny without even trying, and now she’s suddenly single for the first time in forever.

Sharing a hotel room with her proves to be the tipping point in our very platonic friendship. Suddenly I want to put my hands, my mouth, and my … other parts … all over her gorgeous body. I want to claim her, make sure no man touches her ever again. But then her groveling ex shows up, and Maggie’s torn.

Am I ready to screw up the best relationship I’ve ever had for a shot at something more?

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Every now and then, Sam would shoot me a sympathetic look, knowing that I had no idea what they were talking about, but in truth, their company was a welcome break. Between what the woman in the shop had said and the lady on the plane’s insinuation, my mind was going a mile a minute and I was beginning to look at Sam in a way I definitely shouldn’t be.

Okay, so, yeah, he was sexy. That was a no-brainer.

I shot him a furtive glance, taking in the corded muscles of his forearms and the lock of dark hair that constantly flopped onto his forehead. And sure, he was sweet and attentive. He looked after me and made sure I always had a fresh drink and that I wasn’t cold or hot. He held the door for me and pulled out my chair when we went to restaurants. Hell, he’d been looking forward to this trip for months and he’d sacrificed an entire day just to make sure I got here safe and didn’t spend my time sulking.

Still, that didn’t mean he had feelings for me. He hadn’t argued when I’d mentioned us being like brother and sister or anything.

No, this whole line of thinking was ludicrous. Sam was a good friend. That was all…wasn’t it?

After all, Trevor had loved me once and he never did any of that.

Admittedly, that wasn’t the best example, but it proved my point all the same. In Sam’s shoes, Trevor never would have missed the chance to hit the slopes with his friends. He hadn’t even skipped the business trip that fell on my twenty-fifth birthday years back.

But Sam was there, my brain supplied helpfully.

Again, not an indication that he had feelings for me. People were just different. Sam was one of the good ones. And if he liked me surely I’d have known by now. He’d have told me or…something.

“Is that your phone?” Sam turned to me and I blinked, only realizing that I’d been so encompassed in my own thoughts that I’d totally zoned out.

“What?” I asked, confused.

“Don’t you hear that vibrating noise? I think it’s your phone.”

I listened hard and then heard the low, gentle hum he was talking about.

“Yep, probably you-know-who again.” I sighed, but fished the phone from my tiny handbag all the same on the off chance it was a family member with an emergency.

It wasn’t Trevor, though. He had called—I had seven new missed messages from him since I’d left for the airport, but I also had three missed calls from my friend Deanna. I hadn’t spoken to her in more than two weeks because she’d been away on a long-awaited safari, but now more than ever I really needed to hear her voice.

 

 

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Review – Bad Boys: Dax by Shannyn Leah

 

 

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This is the first book I have read by Shannyn Leah, but Dax intrigued me so much, I’m very much interested in what other books by her I’m missing.  Dax is a local womanizing bad-boy…who runs a mechanic shop with his dad and moonlights as a firefighter.  He’s very close to his dad and it’s that relationship that made me hang in there when I was ready to give up on such a blatant man-whore.  Ava is sweet, kind, and a wonderful mother who lives with Dax’s dad.  He took her in when she had no place to go and she worships him like a father.  But what she feels for Dax is anything but brotherly.  These two have some amazing chemistry but they fight it pretty good!  All Ava wants to be is a good mother…and it shows with how involved with her daughter she is.  I really didn’t like Dax at first.  I will be very upfront about it.  But he grew on my as I watched him interact with those around him that he was closest to.  I really liked Ava but when I found out about her past, I was blown out of the water.  Talk about turning your life around!  She was such an inspiration!  Sadly the world collapses around Dax and Ava and they find comfort in the strength they provide one another.  It’s in these darkest moments that they realize just how deeply they feel and that they no longer feel whole until they are together.  There is a lot of push and pull between the two but when someone from Ava’s past returns and threatens the life she has created, Ava has to turn to Dax to save her and he daughter.  This book was well written, although there were a few issues with the plot that I would have liked clarification on.  Still, overall, the issues I had did not detract from the story line.  Dax and Ava have a beautiful relationship that builds slowly but explodes at just the right time.  There was plenty of suspense, a lot of tension,  and quite a few moments that brought me to tears.  Best of all, this book shows you that family comes in all shapes and forms and that sometimes it’s not the family you were born into that matters….it’s the family you create for yourself that means everything.  Bad Boys: Dax was a well-written story that had a very happy ending and I’m looking forward to other books in this series.  4 stars.

 

 

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About Dax: Dax is the first book in Willow Valley’s Bad Boy stand-alone series. These hot contemporary romance books feature alpha males heroes and strong, independent women.

Fall in love with Dax Coyln, a volunteer firefighter and hard ass mechanic for his restoration business. He’s strong, solid, independent, until tragedy strikes that could tear him to the ground.

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Dax Colyn is one of the bad boys of Willow Valley. A fearless volunteer firefighter and hard ass mechanic, he makes all the woman swoon and he likes it that way. He keeps people at a distance since his mother died. He doesn’t want to let anyone in, much less a woman he knows he could fall in love with

Ava Anderson keeps people away, too. Haunted by her tortured past and constantly fearful of the future, it’s only her daughter Olivia and Dax’s dad Rowdy that she’s let in.

But when tragedy strikes, it pushes Dax and Ava together, forcing them both to let go of their fears. They soon learn how hard it is to keep pretending and how easy it is to let others in. Especially when those people are family.

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“Dax?” She’d moved directly beside him and he felt her warmth radiate near his arm. “Rowdy says you haven’t gone back to the hospital for a follow up on your shoulder.”

She set the princess-patterned bag on his desk before he could reply, not that he needed to answer her. They both knew he hadn’t gone back to see the doctor. He hated hospitals.

A couple weeks back on their way back to the station after dousing a farm fire, the new guy had driven off the road and flipped the fire truck on its side, sending all five of the men to the hospital. Had the ambulance driver not given him a choice, he wouldn’t have gone in the first place.

Big deal. Firefighters got muscle sprains all the time. Although his shoulder was being a pain and not healing. He should have gone for the follow up, but he could scrounge up a thousand excuses to hold it off, too.

Ava unzipped Olivia’s knapsack and pulled out a container of gel. “Let me see your shoulder.” Her teacher’s tone again. Damn woman.

“Ava—”

“I didn’t ask. Take off your shirt, Dax.”

He leaned back in his chair to get a better look at her. He put on his famously seductive grin and tapered his eyes. “I’ve been trying to get you out of your shirt for years and you think you can come into my office and, after one demand, think I’m going to just strip for you? Do you think I’m that easy?”

Her lips curved upwards. “You are that easy.”

“Take yours off,” he retorted.

Her jaw tightened, as did the grip on the jar in her hands. Humor swept away, her eyes didn’t waver from his, and he watched desire heat up in them. The attraction between them resonated around the four walls of his office and he knew sex with her would be mind-blowing. Except, he’d never sleep with her. He couldn’t. As much as he teased and flirted, at the end of the day, they didn’t mix. Hot and cold. Water and fire. Besides, his dad would whoop him good and serve him up for dinner if it ever went that far.

Ava’s fingers grasped the edge of her blue and white plaid blouse and hiked the material high enough to see her naval.

Goddamit. They were in his office and the wall overlooking the shop was encased with windows.

He caught her wrist, conflicted with wanting more, all of her and not wanting any of her at all.

“Alright,” he growled, pulling her shirt back down over her denim shorts.

He stood up, ignoring what looked a hell of a lot like hurt in her eyes and yanked his own black T-shirt over his head. He balled it up, frustration invading his hands and tossed it onto his desk.

“If I’d known it was that easy to get your shirt off, I would have flashed my sprained shoulder a helluva long time ago.”

One thing was for certain, the teasing had to end. She’d never given an inch and today she’d have given a whole damn foot.

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Cover Reveal – Driving Whiskey Wild by Melissa Foster

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Title: Driving Whiskey Wild
Author: Melissa Foster
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 21, 2018
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Driving Whiskey Wild is a captivating story of healing, trust, and finding everlasting love in the most unlikely places.

Special Forces veteran and Dark Knights Motorcycle Club member Bullet Whiskey lives to protect his family, their bar, and the residents of his small hometown. He’s rough, unapologetic, and haunted by a secret, painful past. He’s also a master at keeping people away, and when his sister hires gorgeous and sweet Finlay Wilson to help expand their biker bar, he knows just how to get rid of her.

After losing her boyfriend and her father, Finlay moves back to her hometown to be closer to the little family she has left. She needs her temporary job at Whiskey Bro’s to get her catering business off the ground, and she’s determined not to let the gruff, arrogant mountain of a man Bullet Whiskey scare her off.

Finlay is everything Bullet has never wanted. She’s afraid of his dog, afraid of motorcycles, and sweet enough to give him cavities, but as she weaves her way into the hearts of everyone around him, he’s powerless to resist her charms. Passion ignites, but trust doesn’t come easily, and when their pasts collide, Bullet finds out the true meaning of protecting those he loves.

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Review – My Father’s Rival by Fiona Davenport

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Short, hot, and sexy!  These are the words I would use to describe the latest release by super author duo Fiona Davenport.  Our hero, Jared, it one seriously smokin’ bad man, in the very best of ways.  Dominant and dangerous, Jared is out for blood with a rival MC and what better way to gain leverage than kidnapping the MC president’s daughter?  Funny thing…she aided and abetted her own kidnapping (this is seriously hysterical).  Bridget is my kinda girl.  After unknowingly facilitating that kidnapping, Bridget quickly decides, she also doesn’t want to leave her abductors side. Stockholm syndrome this is NOT!  Nope, Bridget has been lusting after Jared from afar for quite some time and at the first opportunity, she reaches for what she wants.  The chemistry between Bridget and Jared is amazing and this book gets high marks for extreme eroticism combined with sweet love.  It’s pretty instant…so brace.  Once Jared discovers all he ever wanted lies with Bridget, all bets are off.  I really enjoyed Bridget’s bold banter and lively spirit and how she goes head to head with Jared at each given opportunity.   Jared’s dirty-talk and blatant desires fired my blood and made my pulse race.  This book moves at a brisk pace and can be read in under and hour but it was an hour in which I was engaged and entertained form beginning to end.   I adored every second of My Father’s Rival and I’m pretty sure you will too! 5 stars!

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I stalked to my hog and got on, slamming my foot down on the kick starter. Scout’s engine revved and I looked jerkily in his direction. Bridget was sitting on the back of his bike, her slim arms wrapped around Scout’s torso. Even though Scout already had an old lady, something inside me howled in protest at the sight of her clinging to him. To anyone but me. It didn’t seem to matter that she was too fucking young for me. Too sweet and innocent.

“Fuck,” I muttered before yelling to be heard over the noise from the bikes, “Bridget! Get over here.”

Scout’s head pivoted, and he smirked at me before helping her off the seat. I scowled darkly, my eyes threatening retribution if he said even one fucking word. Bridget hesitated when she caught sight of my expression. I held out my hand and beckoned her forward with my fingers, softening my look so she wouldn’t be afraid.

I handed her a helmet and fastened the straps, tucking her red hair out of her face. “Hop on, baby,” I growled. “We need to get the fuck outta here.”

She climbed on and wrapped her arms around me tightly. Her tits pressed flush against my back, and I could feel her heart racing. I rarely let any woman ride with me but when I had, it had never felt this good. She fit me like a glove. Shaking my head, I tried to dispel the thoughts invading my mind and took off like a bat outta hell.

We reached the Silver Saints compound a little less than an hour later. Once inside the main garage, I shut off my bike and helped Bridget to her feet. As she swung her leg over, she lost her balance and went tumbling into my chest.

Son of a bitch. Riding with her wrapped around me had made me hard as fuck but when she was pressed against my front, I thought my dick was gonna burst through my damn jeans. She looked up at me with wide, deep blue eyes, her pink lips slightly parted, and her skin flushed. I could too easily imagine how she would look after being thoroughly fucked and I shoved her away quickly, trying to get some control.

I hadn’t kidnapped her to make her my play-thing. I didn’t roll that way—she was simply leverage for the swap. I had no intention of corrupting Pierce’s innocent little princess, no matter how tempting the idea was. The last thing I needed was to jeopardize the plan by getting involved with her. Besides, I reminded myself, she’s too damn young for you. I was old enough to be her motherfucking father.

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Review – At Your Service by Lexi Blake

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At Your Service is a wonderful addition to the Masters and Mercenaries: Topped family.  Juliana and Javier are simply marvelous.  Javier is the resident man-whore at the restaurant but he is feeling the need to settle down and build a relationship with the right woman.  Enter Juliana.  She is damaged and unsure of her place in the world after returning from fighting overseas for her country.  Juliana has caught Javier’s eye before but when Juliana saves him from a date gone bad and a very sensitive situation, he thinks she may be the one.  Javier’s is awesome in his seduction techniques, though slightly less dominant than most of the other Sanctum Dom’s (although, no less alpha, he’s simply more playful and tender).  He is gentle and kind and has a really good soul and I adored how he fought for Juliana, even when she had no idea he was doing it.  Juliana was a bit harder to read. Sure, everything appeared on the up and up on the outside but inside she is barely surviving and my heart ached for her and her struggles and the way she felt she could no longer follow her dreams.  She puts up one of the best fights regarding how she feels about Javier (almost too good…I probably would’ve given up had I been him) but when she gets there, she goes full out to make sure Javier understands just how badly she wants him.  Their chemistry is steamy and erotic without being over the top and too controlling.  The sex scenes were well written and flawless, as always.  Ms. Blake never fails to deliver on that!  The plot was engaging and entertaining and, with Charlotte and Ian making a few appearances, you are treated to more than one belly laugh while reading.  The is some intrigue and suspense and a kick-a** heroine who pretty much saves the day (ok, she had a little help, but I love a heroine who is this strong).  The author does a fantastic job of bringing to light the struggles, tragedies, and triumphs our wounded warriors deal with on a daily basis.  Overall, I immensely enjoyed the latest book in the series and I can’t wait to see what the next book brings.  4.5 stars.

 

 

 

Juliana O’Neil’s promising future was burned away in the heat of battle. She had been an officer with a bright future in the military, but now she is struggling to survive. Her husband gone and her career in shambles, she finds a job at Top as a hostess and tries to put together the pieces of her life. The last thing she needs is any kind of male attention, but she can’t help but be amused at her neighbor and coworker’s lothario antics. Not that she would have anything to do with him, at least not for more than one night.

Javier Leones doesn’t understand monogamy. No woman could ever be enough for his endless libido, but he has to admit Juliana has his attention. For reasons he doesn’t fully understand, he can’t seem to get the gorgeous redhead with the sad eyes out of his head. After one scorching night together, he realizes he’ll never be able to get her out of his system. But with his reputation, he fears she’ll never see him as more than a one-night stand.

When their passions collide, these new lovers will be forced to confront Juliana’s past and come to terms with Javier’s present. Will they find their way or will this reservation be canceled at the last minute?

 

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All alone with the storm. Maybe she should call Kai. And ask him to get out in the middle of this? That seemed pretty selfish especially since she knew exactly how poorly driving in storms could go.

A hard flash of white light made her jump back.

Nope. She wasn’t going there. She was going to stay in the here and now, and that meant finding a flashlight and trying to get some candles lit. Someone was out there working on getting the power back on, and then she would ride out the storm watching rom coms and falling asleep on the couch. It was going to be okay. Deep breath. It was going to be okay.

A few moments later she’d found her one flashlight and had a nice set of candles out, and she was faced with the problem of lighting the suckers. Oh, she had a big box of matches, but she’d never struck a match without her left hand.

A lighter would be easier. She could figure out a lighter maybe. Jules tried holding the box against the table with her stump while she struck the match with her right hand. She fumbled, the action so unnatural it made her slip up and break the match.

And the second one.

And the third one.

Tears pierced her eyes, but she wasn’t going to shed them. She was going to figure this out or she would make due with the flashlight. It was all about adapting. That was what she had to do. Adapt.

She wasn’t going to let this beat her. Normally she was tough. It had happened and she dealt with it, but between the storm and the conversation with Suzanne the day before about her mother and the sweetness of flirting with a handsome man she couldn’t have, she was feeling awfully vulnerable. She wasn’t going to sit here in the dark and cry.

A knock on the door made her gasp and jump.

Fuck. She wasn’t like this. She hated this…this anxiety she got when it rained. It was weakness and she couldn’t abide it.

If you walk away from this you’ll ruin your life, Juliana. Don’t think I’ll watch you do it. You go through with this and you do it on your own. Am I understood?

Sometimes she felt like she was still seven years old, and if she could just get her mom’s attention everything would be okay.

Jules gripped the flashlight and walked across her apartment to the door. It was likely one of the neighbors coming to check on her. Actually, that was an excellent idea. She could go down and see if Mrs. Gleeson needed some company. There were some elderly residents she could check on and a single mom she’d met at the end of the hall. She could see if she could be of any assistance and that would get her through the night.

She opened the door expecting to see anyone but the man she saw standing there.

Javier Leones. He had a flashlight in one hand and a bottle of wine in the other. He was wearing jeans and a button down that he’d left undone enough she could see a nice swath of golden brown skin. His hair was deliciously mussed, as though he’d taken a shower and simply rubbed a towel over it to get it dry.

He was big and male and so sexy it hurt to look at him, and Jules realized she could do something else to take her mind off things.

Those plump, sensual lips of his broke into a bright smile. “I thought you might like some company. I know I would. I actually don’t have any candles, so I was sitting in my living room with this sad one flashlight. You look like a woman who likes some candles.”

But she couldn’t light them. She hadn’t figured that part out.

His face fell and he walked into her place, closing and locking the door behind him. “Hey, what’s wrong? It’s okay if you don’t have any candles. It’s cool. Two flashlights are better than one.”

He set the flashlight and wine bottle down and moved into her space, his hands coming up to cup her shoulders. “Jules, what’s wrong?”

She had to be stronger than this. She shook her head. “Nothing. I’m fine.”

His jaw tightened. “Don’t. Please don’t. I live with a stubborn asshole who won’t let me help him in any way. I get that we’ve only known each other for a few weeks, but I thought we were friends. You help me out all the time. You’re kind to me. Fucking let me be kind to you. I spend every day trying to help someone who won’t let me. Please let me feel like I’m worth something.”

If he’d said anything else, joked about the weather or told her to suck it up, she could have, but he’d opened a door. He’d been vulnerable and honest, and she found she couldn’t pay that back with stubbornness.

“I have candles and I can’t figure out how to light them.” Tears rolled down her face. She was vulnerable. All the time. Even when she pretended like she wasn’t.

“You can’t…” he began and then he looked down. Instead of stepping back and giving her space, he drew his hand down her arm, warming her skin where he touched her. It was dark but the moon was full and gave enough light to see the outline of his face. There was no look of horror there. He caressed her arm until he got to the place where she’d been split apart and sewn back together unwhole. He brought it up and wrapped it against his palm, his fingers closing around it until the whole thing was surrounded with his warmth. “You haven’t figured out how to do it yet. Probably hasn’t come up or you would know what to do. How long since you lost your hand?”

“A year and a half,” she said. He was touching her there. No one had touched her there except her doctors and therapists.

Come to think of it, no one had touched her at all since before the accident. Had it really been so long since she’d felt warm flesh against her own? He was so close, close enough that all she would have to do was go up on her toes to brush her lips against his.

Would that be wrong? As long as she remembered who she was dealing with, why couldn’t she take a few moments of respite for herself? If he wanted her.

 

 

 

 

 

NY Times and USA Today bestselling author Lexi Blake lives in North Texas with her husband, three kids, and the laziest rescue dog in the world. She began writing at a young age, concentrating on plays and journalism. It wasn’t until she started writing romance and urban fantasy that she found the stories of her heart. She likes to find humor in the strangest places and believes in happy endings no matter how odd the couple, threesome, or foursome may seem.

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Cover Reveal – Marx Girl by TL Swan

 

Title: Marx Girl
Author: T L Swan
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Hang Le
Release Date: December 10, 2017

 

Blurb

 

Ben

 

We met five years ago when I was her family’s bodyguard.

Our time together was a secret.

Her touch was different…. addictive.

I fell hard and fast and then I left.

I’ve thought about her every day since.

As I sit here at a wedding watching her with her new boyfriend……I have regrets.

Regrets for the past things I’ve done.

But I won’t regret what I’m about to do.

She’s telling me no but her body’s telling me yes.

I need her beneath me.

I’m having her tonight.

Bridget.

It’s the little things I remember about Ben.

His smile and the icing sugar he had on his pancakes.

What started out as private jokes between us soon turned into private visits.

The quiet man at the back of the crowd.

His dry wit made me laugh.

His dominant body ruined me forever

He never told me he loved me, until he was leaving.

That was five years ago.

Things are looking up for me.

I met someone, someone special.

But Ben is back.

I find myself thinking about him ……more than I should.

No matter how hard my heart is freefalling from my chest.

I will never go back there.

You only get to break my heart once.

 

Author Bio
Lover of her  husband, children, words, chocolate and margaritas. When she is not  writing her next novel, you will find her in a café drinking coffee with  friends.
Writing is her  passion.
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Stanton Completely
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Cover Reveal – Sex, Not Love by Vi Keeland

We are thrilled to bring you the next standalone novel from #1 New York Times Bestselling Author, Vi Keeland. SEX, NOT LOVE will release on January 15th, 2018

 

 

 

Model: Fabian Castro
Photographer: Rafael Catala
Cover designer: Sommer Stein, Perfect Pear Creative

 

 

My relationship with Hunter Delucia started backwards.

We met at a wedding—him sitting on the groom’s side, me sitting on the bride’s. Stealing glances at each other throughout the night, there was no denying an intense, mutual attraction.

I caught the bouquet; he caught the garter. Hunter held me tightly while we danced and suggested we explore the chemistry sparking between us. His blunt, dirty mouth should’ve turned me off. But for some crazy reason, it had the opposite effect on me.

We ended up back in my hotel room. The next morning, I headed home to New York leaving him behind in California with the wrong number.

I thought about him often, but after my last relationship, I’d sworn off of charming, cocky, gorgeous-as-sin men. A year later, Hunter and I met again at the birth of our friends’ baby. Our attraction hadn’t dulled one bit. After a whirlwind trip, he demanded a real phone number this time. So I left him with my mother’s—she could scare away any man with her talks of babies and marriage—and flew back home.

I’d thought it was funny, until the following week when he rang the bell at Mom’s house for Sunday night dinner. The crazy, gorgeous man had won over my mother and taken an eight-week assignment in my city. He proposed we spend that time screwing each other out of our systems.

Eight weeks of mind-blowing sex with no strings attached? What did I have to lose?

Nothing, I thought.

It’s just sex, not love.

But you know what they say about the best laid plans…

 

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Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over eighty Bestseller lists and are currently translated in nineteen languages. She lives in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.

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Other books from Vi Keeland:

Standalone novels

Beautiful Mistake
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Egomaniac
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Bossman
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The Baller
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Left Behind (A Young Adult Novel)

Life on Stage series (2 standalone books)

Beat
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Throb

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MMA Fighter series (3 standalone books)
Worth the Fight

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Worth the Chance

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Worth Forgiving

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The Cole Series (2 book serial)
Belong to You

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http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/belong-to-you-vi-keeland/1114962845
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Made for You

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http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/made-for-you-vi-keeland/1115883225
http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/belong-to-you

Co-written novels

Cocky Bastard
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Stuck-Up Suit
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Playboy Pilot
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Mister Moneybags
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Dear Bridget, I Want You
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