Thursday, 18 October 2018

BLOG TOUR - REVIEW: THE HEARTLESS BOYFRIEND by ERIKA KELLY


From award-winning author Erika Kelly comes the second standalone title in her brand new, smoking hot series about four elite athlete brothers raised in the Tetons by their eccentric, billionaire dad and uncle, The Bad Boyfriend Series! Don’t miss your chance to meet the dedicated and swoony Will Bowie in THE HEARTLESS BOYFRIEND! Grab your copy today!


   

The Heartless Boyfriend
Bad Boyfriend #2
By Erika Kelly
Releasing October 16th, 2018
Self-Published





There's not an athlete alive who can match Will's drive and self-discipline...until an adorable two year old and a fiery chef land on his doorstep and turn his life upside down. If he wants to keep his girls, he's going to have to learn to lead with his heart and not his mind.

Will Bowie is supposed to be training for the Olympics, but the toddler unexpectedly dropped into his life isn't interested in his schedules. Still, he's pretty sure he's got things under control...

...until a sexy chef lands on his doorstep and offers at temptation he can't resist.

Hours after losing her restaurant, chef Delilah Lua enters a cooking competition thousands of miles away from home. Winning would resurrect the dream that's been stolen from her. If--no, when--she wins, she'll go back with the capital to open her own place and enough fame to do it with flair. Her roommate, though, is a delicious surprise she hadn't anticipated...

...but she's not sure how to have her cake and eat it, too.

Despite the undeniable sparks in the kitchen, Will's not about to give his heart to a woman who's leaving, and Delilah must decide if the delectable future she could cook up with Will is worth more than a childhood dream.
 

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In The Heartless Boyfriend (Bad Boyfriend #2) by Erika Kelly, when her siblings decide she shouldn't receive the one thing her parents wanted her to have in their will, Delilah Lua leaves town and heads for Calamity, Wyoming and enters a cooking competition. Staying with Will Bowie and his adorable little sister is supposed to be temporary, but the more time she spends with him, the more she finds herself wanting to stay. Yet, when she's made an offer that seems impossible to refuse, will the pair fight for their happy ever after?

The first book of this series was an entertaining, emotional and fast-paced read, of which I loved from start to finish and this story was no different. Really, the main characters were absolutely fascinating and the hero's little sister was completely adorable; the dialogue was compelling and drew me in from the very beginning, as what the heroine's siblings do is completely unfair; and the plot was fast-paced and had me reading quickly, determined to discover what Will was willing to do to give Ruby the stability she deserved and had me wondering what the hero would do when faced with the possibility of the heroine walking away. Will the hero be able to convince the heroine to stay?

As for the dialogue, it was intense due to the main characters back stories and everything these two go through on their journey to happy ever after, as the heroine's siblings do wrong by her and what they do is so unfair. How could they treat her the way they do and not expect her to be upset? While the hero, I really felt sorry for him because of what happens to him. How could someone be such a bad sport? Why was the hero not willing to fight back against the things that were being said about him?

With the heroine, she's strong and brave when it comes to handling how her siblings have treated her and it's understandable why she needs to get away before she does something she'll regret. I also liked her determination for the competition and that she had faith in herself that she might win. Will she win? Yet, what I liked most of all about the heroine was the bond she shared with Ruby and how she challenges Will when it comes to his relationship with the little girl. All Ruby needs is love after all she's lost, not the routine and discipline Will was so determined for her to have. While the hero, he's a good brother; confident; driven when it comes to his career; and I liked how determined he was to do right by his little sister, even if he doesn't always make the best decisions as he navigates the situation with the newest addition to his family. I also liked the close relationships the hero had with his siblings and how determined they were to do what's right by their little sister because she needs them.

Overall, Ms. Kelly has delivered a really good read in this book where the chemistry between this couple was powerful; the romance was full of heat and passion and had me liking that these two took a chance on each other; and the ending had me loving the hero's determination to win the heroine back, especially after how he acted that sent her running and was the cause of their relationship going awry. I would recommend The Heartless Boyfriend by Erika Kelly, if you enjoy the friends to lovers trope, the mysterious strangers trope or books by authors Melanie Harlow, R.S Grey, Samantha Towle and Sarina Bowen. 





       
  

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Six years ago Fin Bowie made a decision that cost him the love of his life. Now his ex is coming back to town for her brother's wedding, and he can finally make things right. Except, right before the event, a text he sent goes viral. Overnight, he becomes an international meme. And it's hard to win your woman back when the whole world's calling you The World's Worst Boyfriend.

The last thing on Calliope Bell's mind is getting back with Fin. Not when her life's just gone sideways, forcing her to spend the summer in Calamity, Wyoming. She can't be away from the New York art world this long, so she comes up with the idea to turn the hottest pop culture event of the moment into a museum exhibition.

The two have every intention of avoiding each other--until the county judge sentences Fin to community service...helping her exploit the meme he's trying to make go away.

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Award-winning author Erika Kelly has been spinning romantic tales all her life--she just didn't know it. Raised on the classics, she didn't discover romantic fiction until later in life. From that moment on, she's been devouring the genre and has found her true voice as an author. Over three decades she's written poems, screenplays, plays, short stories, and all kinds of women's fiction novels. Married to the love of her life and raising four children, she's lived in two countries and seven states, but give her pen and paper, a stack of good books, and a steaming mug of vanilla chai latte and she can make her home anywhere.   

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RELEASE DAY BLAST - REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: THE CHRISTMAS WNDOW by MELISSA MCCLONE



The Christmas Window
By Melissa McClone
 Tule Publishing
Releasing October 18, 2018
Contemporary Holiday Romance



Blurb

A matchmaking aunt wants her nephew to find love under the mistletoe…

All doggy daycare owner Callie Andrews wants for Christmas is to win first prize this year. The annual window display competition is a huge event in Silver Falls, and she’s determined to showcase her success when her family visits her small town. It’s time for her parents and three older brothers to realize the “baby” of the family is thriving on her own.

The last thing Brandt Winslow wants to do is rehash the past, but returning home to Silver Falls means confronting the reason he left. His vacation, however, takes an unexpected turn when his well-meaning aunt meddles in his love life, and he finds himself caught up in her misguided efforts at matchmaking.

Despite their reluctance at being paired up, Callie and Brandt discover the holidays are full of surprises…and romance. But is the magic of Christmas strong enough to keep the couple together through the new year?


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In The Christmas Window by Melissa McClone, Brandt Winslow is back in Silver Falls for the holidays. However, being home isn't easy for him, especially with what happened years ago that sent him running. Yet, meeting Callie Andrews makes things better for him and the more time they spend together, the more Brandt wants to stay. Will Brandt be able to let go of what happened in the past or will he break Callie's heart?

What an absolutely riveting, fast-paced, delightful read Ms. McClone has delivered in this book where the main characters have interesting back stories that made me want to get to know more about them; the dialogue was a wonderful combination of intense moments and playful banter that had me loving this couple's growing relationship; and the plot drew me in right from the beginning, as the heroine is stubborn and independent and doesn't need advice from another male with an opinion that makes her sound like she doesn't know what she's doing. However, it was from the moment the hero and heroine came face-to-face for the first time where this story really takes off and had me reading quickly, determined to discover whether Callie would give Brandt a chance. 

With the characters, I was totally charmed by the hero and heroine as well as the secondary characters too, especially the hero's aunt. She's determined to matchmake because she wants Brandt to stay. Will she get her wish? Will Callie and Brandt end up together despite their rocky start? Furthermore, the heroine is resilient, courageous, hard-working, determined to prove she can be just as successful as any of her family and I liked that she gave the hero a chance, especially when she believes Brandt is just like her family and can't accept her for who she is. While the hero, he's been through tough times and it's understandable why he finds it hard to be in Silver Falls, especially after what his best friend did to him. With a best friend like Brandt had, who needs enemies? However, I liked that the hero would do anything for his aunt and how determined he was to win the heroine over, which is proven by how he tries to help her when things go awry for her. Will Callie accept the hero's help? Will she be able to let go of her independent streak to see that the hero is right?

Overall, Ms. McClone has delivered a really good read in this book where the chemistry between this couple was strong; the romance was delightful and had me loving that the heroine gave the hero a chance, even though neither of them want anything to do with relationships because she's too independent while he has trust issues; and the ending had me loving how these two made things right between them because they're so deserving of the happiness they've found together. I would recommend The Christmas Window by Ms. McClone, if you enjoy the enemy to lovers trope, the matchmaking trope, Christmas themed stories or books by authors Sinclair Jayne, Erika Marks, Trish Milburn and Dani Collins. 















Author Bio

With a degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University, Melissa McClone worked for a major airline where she traveled the globe and met her husband. But analyzing jet engine performance couldn’t compete with her love of writing happily ever afters. She’s now a USA Today Bestselling author and has also been nominated for Romance Writers of America’s RITA® award. Melissa lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, three children, two spoiled Norwegian Elkhounds and cats who think they rule the house. They do!


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Tuesday, 16 October 2018

BLOG TOUR - REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: QUICK FALL by MICHELLE DAYTON


Thank you for joining the Review & Excerpt tour for QUICK FALL by Michelle Dayton! We can’t wait for you to read this spicy, sweet, ‘opposites attract’ romance. While you’re here, make sure to snag Book 1 of the Tracy Brothers series, FAST RIDE, while it’s on sale and enter to win a $25 gift card!


Quick Fall
Tracy Brothers #2
By Michelle Dayton
Releasing October 8th, 2018
Self-Published




Justin Tracy, the perennial life of the party, is used to being teased by his friends about his success with the ladies. Not that he’ll ever get serious with one. Why should he? His life is absolutely perfect the way it is. But at his brother’s bachelor party, a drunken bet about his womanizing skill gets a little out of control. Before he knows it, his friends have invited his new tenant – a woman he’s never even met – to go to his brother’s wedding with him.

Single mom Maddy Trainor has just moved back to Chicago, ready to reclaim her life and conquer the city. Maddy’s determined to get her new business off the ground and build a happy home for her son, Teddy. She didn’t expect a gorgeous landlord, but ogling Justin Tracy is definitely a bonus to her new apartment.

Justin intends to apologize to Maddy for the out-of-the-blue wedding invitation and get gone, but his new neighbor turns out to be funny, whip-smart, and sexy as hell. Why not take her to the wedding for real? Just as friends, of course. To Maddy, the wedding – one night of champagne and dancing with a self-admitted Peter Pan – sounds like amazing no-strings fun. But the sparks that blaze between the two of them can’t be contained to one night. And two people who think they have life figured out are about to realize they know nothing about love …
 

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In Quick Fall (Tracy Brothers #2) by Michelle Dayton, when his friends decide to select a name from his phone and text an invite to his brother's wedding to the woman, Justin Tracy never imagined his life would change for the better. He's always been a womaniser, but Maddie makes him yearn for things he never thought he wanted such as forever with the right woman. Will Justin be able to convince Maddie to take a chance on him or did her past relationship put her off men forever? 

The first book of this series was an absolutely fun and entertaining read, so I couldn't wait to read more about the Tracy brothers, and I've got to say that this book was another wonderfully-written and charming addition for this series. Really, the main characters were delightful, as Justin begins to realize that perhaps he's found the one; the dialogue was a wonderful combination of intense moments due to the main characters back stories and playful banter that had me loving how the heroine teases the hero soon after they meet; and the plot had me reading quickly, determined to discover whether these two would get over their fears and achieve their happy ever after.

The way this story started drew me in immediately and had me intrigued to know whether the woman Justin's friends invited to the wedding would accept. However, it was from the moment the hero and heroine come face-to-face for the first time where this story gets really interesting, as it's palpable that Justin is quite the womaniser, considering the situation the heroine witnesses. Moreover, I really liked both the main characters and how they faced and overcame some tough obstacles to be together. No way should they continue to let their pasts stop them from having a future with the one they've fallen in love with. 

With the main characters, the heroine is strong and brave in the way she dealt with everything she's been through in her past, especially the fact that the father of her baby abandoned her. Will she finally be able to forgive the man she thought she once loved to have a future with Justin? I also liked the tight bond the heroine shares with her son, especially when it comes to their nightly routines. They're so cute together and had me smiling. While the hero, he's confident, charming, a good brother and I loved the growing bond between him and the heroine's little boy, especially in the moment when it's Halloween. I also liked that the hero couldn't stay away from the heroine, even though he doesn't do relationships because of things that happened in his past that make him believe he'll end up any woman who falls in love with him. 

Overall, Ms. Dayton has delivered a really good read in this book where the chemistry between this couple was intense; the romance was full of exquisite heat and passion and had me glad that these two took a chance on each other because they need each other to heal from their pasts; and the ending had me loving the hero's determination to make things right with the heroine because she's the one for him and nothing should keep them apart. I would recommend Quick Fall by Michelle Dayton, if you enjoy the friends to lover trope or books by authors Tessa Bailey, Jennifer Crusie, Lucy Parker and Julie James.







Ding!

              Justin caught her hand and pulled her out of the elevator before the doors even had a chance to fully open. “I’m all the way at the end of the hall.”
He was walking too fast for her sore feet; she tripped in her heels. “Wait. Slow down. My feet. Blisters.”
              He assessed the complicated gold sandals. “How long does it take to get those off?”
              Given the tiny buckle on the ankle strap … with the way her hands were shaking… She sighed. “Two minutes.”
              He grinned, mischief sparking in his eyes. “That’s two minutes too long.” Without another word, he lunged forward and threw her over his shoulder in a fireman’s hold.
              Maddy shrieked. She’d never been picked up literally by a man before. Upside down, she felt both ridiculous and ridiculously feminine. Uncontrolled laugher—her noisy, high-pitched kind—bubbled out of her mouth. She wouldn’t have thought she could move from unspeakable arousal to hysterical laughter in the space of five seconds, but apparently that’s what Justin did to her.
 “Almost there,” he called.
              Another thirty seconds and he carefully set her down. She clung to his shoulders until she stopped quivering. Eyes sparkling, Justin inserted the key card into the lock. “After you.”
“Oh,” she breathed. The room was so pretty. Dark wood furniture, a crisp, white duvet on the bed, and an incredible view of Michigan Avenue.
              “The hotel sent up a bottle of champagne as a thank you,” Justin said. “Can I pour you a glass?”
              “Please.” She’d stopped drinking at the wedding once the dancing had started. Since that was more than three hours ago, she was stone-cold sober now. And since the laughter had subsided and the fact that she was in a hotel room with a man was sinking in, a glass of liquid courage would be very welcome indeed.
              Although ... she wasn’t nervous, actually. There was nothing to be nervous about. She was a grown woman whose child was perfectly safe. For once, her legs were shaved and her bikini area was waxed. She was with a no-strings-attached man, but one who was genuinely kind and committed to his family. Someone funny. Someone trustworthy.
Justin handed her a glass of champagne and finished removing his bow tie.
              Someone unbelievably gorgeous. Someone who wanted her badly, if his hungry expression was anything to go by.
She set her champagne glass on the nightstand and slowly turned. “Unzip me?”


Meet Justin’s older brother, Garrett Tracy!


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There are only three things Michelle Dayton loves more than sexy and suspenseful novels: her family, the city of Chicago, and Mr. Darcy. Michelle dreams of a year of world travel – as long as the trip would include weeks and weeks of beach time. As a bourbon lover and unabashed wine snob, Michelle thinks heaven is discussing a good book over an adult beverage.

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