Wednesday 28 February 2018



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.



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. She lives with her husband, children, and her ridiculously large dog.


Boy meets girl
Girl meets windshield, forgets boy
Girl starts to remember, looks for boy
Boy might not be real...

Asleep From Day
By Margarita Montimore
Releasing February 10th, 2018
Black Wing Books

A girl who can’t remember. A book you won’t forget. 
From debut author Margarita Montimore.

Astrid can’t remember the best day of her life: yesterday.

A traumatic car accident erases Astrid’s memories of September 9th, the day she spent with an oddly charming stranger named Theo. Ever since, she’s haunted by surreal dreams and an urgent sense that she’s forgotten something important.

One night, she gets a mysterious call from Oliver, who knows more about her than he should and claims he can help her remember. She accepts his help, even as she questions his motives and fights a strange attraction to him.

In order to find Theo and piece together that lost day in September, Astrid must navigate a maze of eccentric Boston nightlife, from the seedy corners of Chinatown to a drug-fueled Alice-in-Wonderland-themed party to a club where everyone dresses like the dead. In between headaches and nightmares, she struggles to differentiate between memory, fantasy, and reality, and starts to wonder if Theo really exists.

Eventually, she’ll need to choose between continuing her search for him or following her growing feelings for Oliver. Astrid might go to extreme lengths to find what she’s lost... or might lose even more in her pursuit to remember (like her sanity).

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In Asleep From Day by Margarita Montimore, after a car accident takes away her memories of a single day, Astrid is determined to find out what happened that day. But as the pieces of the puzzle start falling into place, Astrid finds herself becoming more and more focused on what happened that day than what's happening in the present. Will she finds the answer she seeks, or will she throw in the towel when she starts to discover that no matter how far she goes to find the truth that things seem too hopeless to continue searching?

When I finished this book, I said to myself 'Wow, what did I just read?'. Really, Ms. Montimore has penned an absolutely riveting psychological thriller in her debut book filled with well-crafted characters and highly entertaining dialogue that gripped my undivided attention from the moment I began reading until the very end, as Astrid is a very interesting and resilient heroine that goes through so much.

As for Astrid, she faces some tough challenges as this story progresses, and I liked how she handled everything she goes through including having an interfering friend that won't let her quit until Astrid knows what happened to her, Astrid needing a way to pick up the pieces of her life when it begins to fall apart - living arrangements, her job etc, and her having to make a choice whether to continue to pursue what happened on the day she can't remember or not when she meets Oliver and begins to get more and more involved with him. Will things work out for the best for Astrid?

Overall, Ms. Montimore has delivered an exceptional and thrilling tale in this book where I was hooked from the very beginning because of what happens to Astrid and then found myself not wanting to put this book down, as this book weaves a perfect blend of mystery and romance and had me determined to discover whether what Astrid believes happened on her missing day is real or not. The way this story ended gave a good shock, as readers discover the answer to whether it's all in Astrid's mind or real, and yet, I loved how this story ended. Does the man the heroine remembers from her missing day really exist? I would recommend Asleep from Day by Margarita Montimore, if you enjoy psychological thrillers or books by authors Fiona Barton, Laura Marshall, Lisa Jewell and Paula Hawkins.  


"Simply riveting from start to finish... a captivating, literary piece that winds a path somewhere between mystery, romance, and psychological thriller." — D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

“A compelling and original take on the classic amnesia tale . . . The narrative bursts with detailed, vivid characters . . . The dialogue is expertly crafted.” – The BookLife Prize

"There is so much to love about this book. The writing is wonderful... The joy of this book is following all of its twists and turns and going on Astrid's journey with her as she tries to determine what is real and what isn't." — GSMC Book Review

"This book ticked all my boxes: unusual narrative structure, setting as a character, witty banter, and whip-smart writing... I loved it, and I'll be thinking about it for a long time."
— Rachel Lynn Solomon, author of You'll Miss Me When I'm Gone

“Every part of this book was confidently crafted to create this dreamy, charismatic experience of being utterly submerged in a mystery and desperately seeking truth.”
— Michelle Hazen, author of A Cruel Kind of Beautiful

Outside a pizza place is a pay phone. Who else can I call? Hand on receiver, before I can decide, the phone rings. I pull back, like I’ve been burned.
Briiiiiing!!! Briiiiiing!!!
There’s absolutely nobody around, no one who might be waiting for a call.
“Hello?” Why am I answering the phone? It’s not like—
If déjà vu is a feather down the spine, this sensation is a razor.
I must have misheard.
“Astrid, are you there?” The same male voice from my dream, the static now on my end in the form of the noisy downpour.
“Who is this?” I ask. “How did you know I would answer the phone?” 
Before he replies, tranquility trickles into my veins like one of those lovely drugs pumped into me at the hospital. Of course. There’s no need to worry about any of it. This is just another dream.
“You’ll find out who I am soon enough,” he says. “There are more important things you need to deal with first.”
“Sure there are. Like what kind of snack I’ll have when I wake up.”
A pause on his end. “You’re not dreaming, Astrid.” 
It stops raining, abruptly. 
“The car accident, the fire, your friend’s overdose,” he continues, “All of those are real things.”
Who are you? You’re scaring me.” I look around, expect to see someone lurking in a dark trench coat. 
“I’m sorry. Maybe I shouldn’t have called. But I wanted... to reassure you, tell you you’ll get through this. I’ll be able to help you more later on.”
“Do you...” My mouth is parched, my voice hoarse. “Do you go by your middle name?” I clear my throat, hold onto the phone with both hands. “Please tell me your name.”
“You already know my name, Astrid. You just need to remember it. But first, you need to find a place to sleep.”
“You mean a place to wake up. Right here would be perfect.” 
He sighs. “Don’t do that. Don’t deny what’s real.”
How am I supposed to tell the difference? 
“Astrid, you’re going to be fine. That’s all I wanted to tell you. We’ll speak again soon.”
The line goes dead.

Margarita Montimore received a BFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College. She worked for over a decade in publishing and social media before deciding to focus on the writing dream full-time. She has blogged for Marvel, Google, Quirk Books, and When not writing, she freelances as a book coach and editor. She grew up in Brooklyn but currently lives in a different part of the Northeast with her husband and dog.

Margarita writes upmarket/literary fiction that tends to be left of center and flirt with multiple genres. While she loves all things dark, strange, and surreal, she’s also optimistic—verging on quixotic—and a pop culture geek, so her work tends to incorporate all those elements to varying degrees.

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Tuesday 27 February 2018



From New York Times best selling author Maisey Yates, comes


the first standalone novel in her Gold Valley Series!

SMOOTH-TALKING COWBOY is now available.

Grab your copy today!


Smooth-Talking Cowboy
Gold Valley #1
By Maisey Yates
Releasing February 20th, 2018
HQN Books

Welcome to Gold Valley, Oregon, where a rough-and-tumble rancher and the girl next door are about to learn that opposites attract.

Olivia Logan has a plan: win back her ex by making him see what he’s missing. But first she needs to find a man who’s willing to play along. With his laid-back cowboy charm and knack for getting under her skin, Luke Hollister is an unlikely hero—but he wants her help convincing her father to sell him land, which means he needs her as much as she needs him.

Luke likes his life—and his women—uncomplicated. So why does good girl Olivia heat his blood like no one else? She’s always been off-limits, but the more time they spend as Gold Valley’s hottest new “couple,” the more real it’s starting to feel. Luke was supposed to help her win back another man…not keep her in his arms. But now that he has her there, he’s not sure he’ll ever let go.


In Smooth-Talking Cowboy (Gold Valley #1) by Maisey Yates, Olivia Logan is determined to get her ex back, but there's just one problem. The only way that's going to happen is to make him realize what's he missing and the only way she thinks that'll happen is if she makes him jealous. Yet, she never imagined getting Luke Hollister involved could turn out like it does when she finds herself falling for the gorgeous cowboy instead. Will Olivia be able to show Luke that love is worth the risk, or will he allow his past continue to keep him from ever taking a chance on the woman he's fallen in love with?

I've found that the fake relationship trope always provides a good read, and I've got to say that Ms. Yates pens a wonderful read in this first story of her Gold Valley series. Most especially because the main characters are a cocky and charming hero and a fairly innocent rich girl that face some tough obstacles to be together including whether her parents will approve of her choice in men and whether Luke will be able to get past his demons that make him afraid of happy ever after. What if the hero takes a chance and he loses Olivia?

Both the main characters entertained me from start to finished with the their back stories, their wonderful growing relationship and the obstacles these two face in order to be together? Furthermore, I could understand why the heroine has always done what was right because she didn't want to worry her parents anymore than they already were due to what happened with Olivia's twin. I also liked that the heroine was finally doing something for herself instead of continuing to do what's right all the time. While the hero, he's done well for himself considering what happened when he was a teen that's left him afraid of love and happiness for fear that if he took a chance that he might lose that person. Yet, in saying that, he's resilient, charming and I liked that he was willing to help the heroine. Then again, in helping her he gets something in return that's worth a lot to him. Will he get what he wants? However, there was one thing that did frustrate me and that's something the hero called the heroine. It made it seem as though her age compared to his was an issue. Does he really see her as a kid compared to him?

Overall, Ms. Yates has delivered a wonderful read in this book where the chemistry between this couple was intense; the romance steamy and full of heat and passion; and the ending had me loving what the hero did to prove to the heroine that he wants her in his life forever. I would recommend Smooth-Talking Cowboy by Maisey Yates, if you enjoy the fake relationship trope or books by authors Kate Pearce, Lindsay McKenna, Jennifer Ryan and Lori Wilde. 





New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Maisey Yates lives in rural Oregon with her three children and her husband, whose chiseled jaw and arresting features continue to make her swoon. She feels the epic trek she takes several times a day from her office to her coffee maker is a true example of her pioneer spirit. In 2009, at the age of twenty-three Maisey sold her first book. Since then it’s been a whirlwind of sexy alpha males and happily ever afters, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. Maisey divides her writing time between dark, passionate category romances set just about everywhere on earth and light sexy contemporary romances set practically in her back yard. She believes that she clearly has the best job in the world. 

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Beat the post-Valentine’s Day blues and the cold February nights with Jennifer Gracen’s latest The Harrison’s novel, IT MIGHT BE YOU!

It Might be You
The Harrisons #5
By Jennifer Gracen
Releasing February 27th, 2018
Kensington Publishing

When Officer Nick Martell learns that a sick child needs his help, he flies to the young Harrison boy’s side. But once in the heart of the wealthy Harrison family, Nick faces a shocking truth—he is none other than a Harrison son himself, born of a secret affair. Though the blue-collar bachelor struggles to accept the elite clan as his own, compassion for the vulnerable boy compels him to stay. That, and the deep spark of connection he feels for the child’s beautiful nurse . . .
Amanda Kozlov never felt such a strong and sudden passion for a man before. But falling for Nick is not an option—the life the rugged cop leads is too dangerous, the wounds he carries from his explosive family history too fresh. Yet watching Nick bond with the young boy in her care, experiencing tenderness in his arms, Amanda longs to take a chance on the one man who could save the Harrison heir—the only man with the power to shatter her heart. And as drama swirls around them, only time will tell if they’re brave enough to give their love the future it deserves.

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In It Might Be You (The Harrisons #5) by Jennifer Gracen, Nick is determined to help save a little boy's life, but he never imagined his being able to was because he's related to the family as the son of a secret affair. So, when he arrives in New York, it's hard at first to handle the fact that the powerful Harrison family is his own, especially with the suspicious nature of the clan. But as Nick gets to know everyone including his nephew's nurse Amanda Kozlov, Nick starts to wonder whether he can have it all -- love, family and happiness. Will Nick be able to convince Amanda to take a chance on him, or will Amanda's past demons hold her back from achieving their happy ever after?

I have loved this series from the very first book, as each Harrison sibling achieved their happy ever after, and I've got to say that this book does not disappoint. Really, the hero is an absolute delight and goes through so much in this story ranging from the betrayal of someone very important to him to finding love to finding a way to get along with his new family. Will he be able to have a good relationship with his half-siblings? Will he be able to forgive the person that betrayed him? Will he be able to convince Amanda that love is worth fighting for?

The way this story started had me liking the hero immediately and had me sympathizing with him too, as what he learns isn't easy for him to handle. How could something so important be kept from him for so long? Moreover, the dialogue was highly entertaining and definitely full of emotion, as the hero doesn't have the easiest of times when it comes to meeting his new family, but I liked how he handled himself. He wasn't afraid to go head-to-head with his siblings when it came to defending himself because there's nothing more important to him than loyalty and honor. I also liked how kind and caring the hero was when it came to do anything for Myles, the young boy he was hopefully going to help cure of the illness he has. Will everything work out for the best?

While the heroine, it's understandable why she's so adamant about not wanting a relationship, because she lost someone in the past that's made her hesitant to give someone that puts themselves at risk a chance. Will Nick be able to win Amanda over? Furthermore, I liked that she was willing to be there for Nick when he needed someone, because accepting he has another family and finding his way to be a part of it isn't all hearts and roses. Yet, what I liked most of all about the heroine was how good she was at her job and how she handles everything she goes through with Myles and his illness. Certainly, being a nurse to a young boy with cancer wouldn't be easy, but Amanda is definitely a fighter and able to cope when the going gets tough. 

Overall, Ms. Gracen has delivered another fantastic read for this series where the chemistry and romance between this couple was delightful and the ending had me cheering fort this couple's happy ever after, as Amanda was willing to fight for their chance at forever after. However, it was the epilogue that wrapped this story and this series up perfectly, as it gives readers the chance to learn how Nick is getting along with his half-siblings in the Harrisons and how both his families get along together. Then again, how could anyone not possibly like the Harrison siblings in Dane, Charles, Tess and Pierce? I would recommend It Might Be You by Jennifer Gracen, if you enjoy the mysterious strangers trope or books by authors Miranda Liasson, Amy Andrews, Sierra Donovan and Stefanie London. 

Jennifer Gracen hails from Long Island, New York, where she lives with her two sons. After spending her youth writing in private and singing in public, she now only sings in her car and is immersed in her passion for writing. She loves to write contemporary romance for readers who look for authentic characters and satisfying endings. When she isn’t with her kids, doing freelance proofreading, or chatting on Twitter and Facebook, Jennifer writes. She’s already hard at work on her next book.

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Monday 26 February 2018


Legal Seduction 
Legal Lovers #1
By Lisa Childs
Releasing February 1st, 2018
Harlequin Dare

“You are mine for the next two weeks.”
Resigning might be the sexiest thing she’s ever done… 

Quitting her job puts executive assistant Bette Monroe in a very compromising position. She has ten days left, and powerhouse lawyer Simon Kramer is working her late into the night…and seducing her into oblivion! While he’s convinced she’s selling business secrets, the bombshell secret she’s keeping would shock him more. Does she bare all…or keep him guessing?

Available at:  Harlequin  |  Amazon  |  Barnes and Noble  |  Kobo  |  iTunes

In Legal Seduction (Legal Lovers #1) by Lisa Childs, Bette Monroe is finally moving on from her job working for powerhouse lawyer Simon Kramer, but once she gives her notice she's still got ten days left. It's not easy being around Simon, but as the days go by, Lisa finds herself giving into temptation. But when Lisa discovers the reason of Simon's pursuit of her, will she give him a chance to explain, or will away from their chance at happy ever after?

What an enjoyable read Ms. Childs has delivered in this first book of her Legal Lovers series where the hero and his friends have done well for themselves, but could be in for the fight of their lives when it comes to their careers if they don't discover the identity of their company's mole quickly; the heroine is finally seeing her dreams come to fruition in the fashion world; the dialogue was entertaining, as the hero is determined to seduce Lisa to discover what she's hiding; and the obstacles these two face together were tough, but had me liking how this couple overcame each one including whether the heroine will be able to forgive the hero. 

Both the main characters were very likeable and I loved this couple together, as they have plenty of chemistry that spills over onto the pages in steamy sex scenes. Moreover, the heroine was strong and brave when it comes to the moment where she feels betrayed and I liked that she wasn't afraid to stand up for herself when it came to the accusations. While the hero, he's confident, cocky and I liked how determined he was to win the heroine over. I also liked that he stood up to his friends for Lisa, as he begins to realize that maybe he's wrong. Will he get the answers he needs? 

Overall, Ms. Childs has delivered a really good read in this book where the ending had me liking what the hero's friends do. No way could they continue to see Simon in misery after this couple's relationship goes awry. I would recommend Legal Seduction by Lisa Childs, if you enjoy boss-employee romances or books by authors Clare Connelly, Anne Marsh, JC Harroway and Katee Robert.