Published April 20, 2018 by bookbesties


Manic Monday, an all-new hilarious and romantic standalone from Piper Rayne, is coming April 26th!


Title: Manic Monday

Authors: Piper Rayne

Publishing Date: April 26th

Cover Designer: RBA Designs

The perfect man for me is a blood-sucking lawyer. #pfftwhatever

Been there.

Done that.

Burned the T-shirt.

I didn’t swear off all men after my divorce, but I sure as hell swore off anyone remotely like my ex. On the top of that list? Attorneys. Everyone knows they can’t be trusted.

Now that I’m back in Chicago, my focus is my daughter, my mom and me. I haven’t given up on finding my happily-ever-after, it’s just on hold—indefinitely.

Then I see Reed Warner again, and he weasels his way into every part of my life, not willing to take no for an answer.

In spite of my better judgment I can’t stop thinking about the way his designer suits fit his muscular frame, or the way his blue eyes seem to eat me up with every glance.

You know when you’re on a diet and even hummus seems irresistible? Reed is like the equivalent of chocolate éclair and my willpower is fading fast.

The problem? Not only is he a lawyer…

He was the best man at my wedding.


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About Piper Rayne

PiperRaynePiper Rayne, or Piper and Rayne, whichever you prefer because we’re not one author, we’re two. Yep, you get two USA Today Bestselling authors for the price of one. Our goal is to bring you romance stories that have “Heartwarming Humor With a Side of Sizzle” (okay…you caught us, that’s our tagline). A little about us… We both have kindle’s full of one-clickable books. We’re both married to husbands who drive us to drink. We’re both chauffeurs to our kids. Most of all, we love hot heroes and quirky heroines that make us laugh, and we hope you do, too.

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Historical Romance Giveaway!

Published April 17, 2018 by bookbesties

Someone to Care

Once the Countess of Riverdale, Viola Kingsley throws all caution to the wind when adventure calls in the form of a handsome aristocrat. . . .

Two years after the death of the Earl of Riverdale, his family has overcome the shame of being stripped of their titles and fortune–except for his onetime countess, Viola. With her children grown and herself no longer part of the social whirl of the ton, she is uncertain where to look for happiness–until quite by accident her path crosses once again with that of the Marquess of Dorchester, Marcel Lamarr. 

Marcel Lamarr has been a notorious womanizer since the death of his wife nearly twenty years earlier. Viola caught his eye when she herself was a young mother, but she evaded his seduction at the time. A prize that eluded him before, she is all the more irresistible to him now although he is surprised to discover that she is as eager now for the excitement he offers as he is himself.

When the two defy convention and run away together, they discover that the ties of respectability are not so easily severed, and pleasure can ensnare you when you least expect it. . . .

Danielle gave this book 6 stars! She LOVES this series! Check out her review on this book later this month! 

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A Match Made in Bed: A Spinster Heiresses Novel (The Spinster Heiresses)

Published April 13, 2018 by bookbesties


Once upon a time there were three young ladies who, despite their fortunes, had been on the marriage mart a bit too long. They were known as “the Spinster Heiresses” . . .

Miss Cassandra Holwell is too tall, too bookish, and too smart—but she does have money and a father who wants a grand title for her. Cassandra hasn’t felt a desire to marry until she meets the sinfully handsome Duke of Camberly, who captures her imagination . . . until Soren York, Earl of Dewsberry and her family’s sworn enemy, steps in the way.

The Holwells ruined Soren’s family, and he’s lived on the knife’s edge trying to resurrect their fortunes . . . until he considers marrying the Holwell Heiress. Not only would her dowry give him the funds he needs, he has secretly had an eye on the independent-minded bluestocking since they both first realized the differences between men and women.

She likes to read; he has no patience for books. She knows little of sex; he is a man of the world and willing to school her. Her family destroyed his; his offer of marriage may be her only salvation.

Now Cassandra and Soren must learn to love each other for who they are, not what they are—and the lessons are becoming an exercise in absolute pleasure.


Another hit from the Spinster Heiresses series.  As with the first two books from this series I loved the story and the characters of this book.  I loved seeing each member of this group of friends find their true loves. 

I think Soren York is one of my male leads so far this year.  I love his persistence with Cassandra and his determination to make his goals happen.  While this book is about Cassandra Holwell it is Soren who won my heart and made this book memorable for me.  The story was well rounded with its fair share of twists and turn and emotional roller-coasting that only made me love the characters more.  I hope this author finds a way to add more books to this series, as I can’t wait to read them.



Marry in Scandal(Review Post)

Published April 13, 2018 by bookbesties


A shy heiress and a well-known rake face a scandal-forced marriage that might be true love in the latest irresistible romance from the national bestselling author of Marry in Haste.

Shy young heiress, Lady Lily Rutherford, is in no hurry to marry. She dreams of true love and a real courtship. But when disaster strikes, she finds herself facing a scandal-forced marriage to her rescuer, Edward Galbraith, a well known rake. 

Despite his reputation Lily is drawn to the handsome Galbraith. In the gamble of her life, she agrees to marry him, hoping to turn a convenient marriage into a love match. 

As heir to a title, Galbraith knows he must wed, so a convenient marriage suits him perfectly. But there is a darkness in his past, and secrets he refuses to share with his tender-hearted young bride. All Lily’s efforts to get close to him fall on stony ground, and in desperation she retreats to his childhood home–the place he’s avoided for nearly a decade.

Must Lily reconcile herself to a marriage without love? Or will Galbraith realize that this warm-hearted, loving girl is the key to healing the wounds of his past–and his heart?


This is the second book in this series and after reading the first two I am very excited and anxious to read the rest.   I am so in love with this family and hope with all my heart that we get to find out what happens to George and Rose and to see if they find their true loves.  Lily Rutherford is a character I found so endearing in the first book and I was super excited to find out she is the leading lady in this book. I love that she was able to blossom and become a truly strong character and young lady to be admired.   I loved this book and these characters and can’t wait to see what happens next for this incredible family.



Counting on a Countess: The London Underground(Review Post)

Published March 27, 2018 by bookbesties


For a shameless libertine and a wily smuggler in the London Underground, marriage is more than convenience—it’s strategy

Christopher “Kit” Ellingsworth, war veteran and newly minted Earl of Blakemere, buries his demons under every sort of pleasure and vice. His scandalous ways have all but emptied his coffers… until a wealthy mentor leaves him a sizeable fortune. The only stipulation? He must marry within one month to inherit the money. Kit needs a bride and the bold, mysterious Miss Tamsyn Pearce seems perfect.

Husband hunting isn’t Tamsyn’s top priority—she’s in London to sell her new shipment of illicit goods—but she’s desperate for funds to keep her smuggling operation afloat. When a handsome earl offers to wed her and send her back to Cornwall with a hefty allowance, Tamsyn agrees. After all, her secrets could land her in prison and an attentive, love-struck spouse could destroy everything.

But when an unexpected proviso in the will grants Tamsyn control of the inheritance, their arrangement becomes anything but convenient. Now, Kit’s counting on his countess to make his wildest dreams a reality and he plans to convince her, one pleasurable seduction at a time.


This story is a unique twist on the “traditional” historical romance plot line and it made for a very fun read. I love how both the hero and heroine have similar needs from their situation and how the author writes the story so in the end both end up getting just what they need even if it wasn’t exactly what they wanted. This story is a beautiful example of how a marriage should end up working. While I wouldn’t say there are plot twists there are absolutely personality twists in the main characters that make this book even more interesting. The story of this couple and their support for one another through times of disagreement has reminded me of how all couples should strive to be. I really enjoyed this book and think you will too.

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Kiss Me Back: The Panic(Review Post)

Published March 27, 2018 by bookbesties


The only thing hotter than the Miami sun is the sexual tension at Panic, the South Beach nightclub where love knows no boundaries.
Lola: I’ve seen the way women in line behind the velvet rope look at William Fox, like he’s an Armani-clad St. Peter at the pearly gates. Except Panic isn’t heaven, and this bouncer is no saint. He’s been tempting me to sin ever since I started working here, but Fox’s slick smile and bad-boy swagger tell me everything I need to know about him. Still, a girl has needs. And Fox looks ready to fulfill every last one—at least for a night. . . .
Fox: I’m not used to being ignored—especially by women—but Lola Daye is different. The pretty bartender with the red lips and icy blue eyes seems perfectly happy pretending I don’t exist. Too bad, because the more she ignores me, the harder I fall. So I’m floored when she answers my drunken, flirty text with a yes. Lola claims she only wants a fling, but after one kiss, our bodies are speaking the same language. And I’m ready to prove that what we have could be forever.
No cheating. No cliffhangers. And no dress code.
Don’t miss Sidney Halston’s Panic series:
And look for all of her hard-hitting MMA romances:


I had a hard time getting into this book. We have Lola, who works at the ‘it’ spot in South Beach and Fox is the sexy bouncer with all the swagger that she is determined to stay away from.  Fox has had his eyes on Lola for awhile because she is the one to resist his charm and hello challenge.  Lola has no intention for getting involved with Fox, because Lola has a secret… a secret she wants no one to find out about so she keeps Fox at bay until he figures it out. Once he gets a taste he is hooked. For me the story dragged in places and was too fast in some. Will they have a forever love or will Fox lose his chance?

I think the book would have been great if the pacing was better and/or the plot was a little more fleshed out. 

3 and a half



Claimed: A For Her Novel: A Full-Length For Her Novel(Review Post)

Published March 27, 2018 by bookbesties


Jordan Chen is the man behind the screen. As part of the elite security team for Osbourne Corporation, he has an iron grip on protection, all without having to make close connections with people. Until he meets the beautiful Jay, and suddenly his quiet life doesn’t seem so perfect anymore. He needs more. He needs her.

A workaholic to her core, Jay Rose doesn’t have a lot of men in her life. Smiling in the face of her enemies gets her the results she wants at work, but doesn’t exactly project a warm, welcoming vibe. So she’s surprised when the enigmatic security expert strikes up a friendship with her—surprised but flattered, and maybe a little bit turned on.

A company as powerful as Osbourne Corporation has powerful enemies, and when Jay becomes a target, Jordan realizes there’s nothing he won’t do to bring her home safe.

This book is approximately 95,000 words


I have looong since been a fan of Alexa Riley and, like her others, this book is a winner! Jordan has been head over heels for Jay since the minute he saw her. Unfortunately for him, he has been friend zoned…. or so he thinks. Jay has feelings for Jordan but thinks he doesn’t see her in that way.  Jordan is the best book boyfriend!

He is sweet, thoughtful and an alpha rolled into one! Jay is independent strong woman, but with Jordan she fits and they are a perfect match! Things are going great but then Jay starts to receive some threats and Jordan being the alpha he is wants to do nothing but protect her. Then Jay goes missing and que the drama and suspense!  I loved watching the journey of this romance unfold and the chemistry? It is off the charts!

 Loved this story! This is a must read!

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