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The Play Maker (The Sideline Series Book 1) By L.M. Carr

Published November 5, 2019 by bookbesties

 

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Playing football ruled every decision Julian MacIntyre ever made, including leaving his high school sweetheart behind to follow his dream. Sidelined by an injury on the field, he’s now making a huge comeback to the NFL as the league’s youngest head coach.

He wants it all. The glory, the job and the girl he walked away from years ago.

As one of the top sports reporters, Addison Hamilton has made a name for herself in a male-dominated industry. Proven to be a hard-nosed journalist, she asks the tough questions, but when given the opportunity to interview the man who broke her heart, is she willing to cross the lines of professionalism to get the answers she needs?

 

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At the knock, I grab the cash and open the door.

“Hi.”

My mouth drops open and my eyes grow wide. “Julian?” I stammer. “What are you doing here?”

“I wanted to see my girl.” He holds up the takeout bag. “I have food.”

I snatch the bag, then step into the hall, looking around. “Nope. Don’t see your girl anywhere.”

“Funny.” Julian places his hand on my abdomen and guides me back into the apartment, an amused look on his face.

Walking backward, I stop and turn from him when my feet feel the transition between hardwood and tile. I distance myself from him and hurry into the kitchen to gather dinnerware.

“Have you eaten?”

I get no response.

“Hello?!” I ask, glancing over my shoulder, catching him staring at my ass. “Take a picture. It’ll last longer.”

My comment jars him and he looks up at me, a smirk on his face. “I don’t need to take a picture.” He taps his temple. “I’ve got an image of that perfect ass right here.”

I snort. “Are you hungry? There’s more than enough for two.”

He nods, striding over to where I stand with two dishes in my hands.

“I am hungry, but not for food.”

Julian extends his arms and places them onto the countertop, caging me in. He leans toward my neck and inhales, making my eyes close. “You smell good.”

“I just showered,” I reply breathlessly, desperate to maintain my composure, quickly losing the battle.

His body flush against mine, his erection presses into my stomach as he dots the skin of my neck with soft kisses until he reaches the corner of my mouth.

“I love you,” he murmurs.

My body stiffens and eyes shoot open. I shake my head as I try to refute his words, but he covers my lips with his, staking his claim. I feel the flames ignite in the pit of my belly as he clutches my face, deepening the kiss. My lips part, welcoming his tongue into my mouth.

Kissing Julian is unlike anything else I’ve ever felt. I lose all sense of awareness as he continues his relentless, yet gentle pursuit to drown me in his affection. The feeling of his tongue tangling with mine adds fuel to the fire simmering in my core.

He lowers one hand to my waist, gripping it firmly to pull me even closer, causing my back to arch. Unable to stand on my weakened legs, I raise my arms and rest them on his shoulders. A loud crash suddenly stills our kiss.

“What was that?” I mumble against his mouth.

Pulling back, a grin appears. “The dishes…”

I raise my gaze from his eyes and notice my hands empty, the plates shattered on the floor. I smile. “It’s your fault. You can’t kiss me like that when I’m in the middle of something.” I lower my arms and walk to the closet, grabbing the broom. “You turn my brain to mush.”

“And what about your body?” he asks with raised eyebrows.

I quickly sweep up the pieces and place them into the trash, then put away the broom. “I think you already know the answer to that.”

 

Julian MacIntyre, known as the play maker was a star in the NFL and had success, but at the expense of walking away from his high school sweetheart Addison. Addison has a lock on her heart and plays it safe when it comes to relationships. Her heart has never healed from that one true love, Julian. Fast forward to the present and after a injury, next best thing “J Mack” is back in the NFL and Addison is the hot journalist who is picked to do a interview. Now she must face Julian and things are about to get live! The chemistry was sweet between these two even though at times, Addison was frustrating. The navigating of old feelings with the new wrapped in a football theme was great. This was a great second chance romance. Must read.

stars 4

Damaris

 

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Living in Connecticut, L.M. is an educator by day and writer by night. She’s a lover of chocolate and Hallmark movies; they come a close second to her husband and three kids.

Her work is considered realistic and relatable Contemporary Romance with an element of suspense.

To date, nine titles have been released since 2015.

The Giving Trilogy follows a school teacher and a single father.

The Stones Duet (Casting Stones & Conquering Stones) details the journey of a war veteran and his search for unconditional love.

From A Distance, inspired by true events, is about unrequited love that is found in an unexpected place.

Love Lyrics & Lies tells the story of following your heart versus following your dream.

The Love Duet (Entitled & Entrusted) is about earning love and protecting it.

The Play Maker offers a second chance at love when a football player comes back for the girl he loves.

L.M. Carr is a lover of “Happily Ever Afters” because the world is filled with enough sadness. Reading is an escape in which anything is possible. But like in reality, stories sometimes take you on a journey through Hell before you can reach Heaven.

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Someone to Remember (The Westcott Series Book 7) by Mary Balogh

Published November 5, 2019 by bookbesties

51rbxkfylXLt’s never too late to fall in love in this enchanting new story, a novella in the Westcott series from New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh.

Matilda Westcott has spent her life tending to the needs of her mother, the Dowager Countess of Riverdale, never questioning the web of solitude she has spun herself. To Matilda, who considers herself an aging spinster daughter, marriage is laughable—love is a game for the young, after all. But her quiet, ordered life unravels when a dashing gentleman from her past reappears, threatening to charm his way into her heart yet again.

Charles Sawyer, Viscount Dirkson, does not expect to face Matilda Westcott thirty-six years after their failed romance. Moreover, he does not expect decades-old feelings to emerge at the very sight of her. When encountering Matilda at a dinner hosted by the Earl of Riverdale, he finds himself as fascinated by her as he was the first day they met, and wonders whether, after all these years, they have a chance at happiness together. Charles is determined to crack the hard exterior Matilda has built up for more than three decades, or he will risk losing her once again….

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As you all know I love this series and this family so I was very excited to get my hands on this next book. This short and sweet, Westcott Series novella is our chance to get to know Matilda’s story. While I love that we get to know Matilda and Charles better I feel like this story should have been a full length novel of its own. I feel like by making this a novella the story was rushed and when it ended I was left wanting more. Don’t get me wrong just like the rest of the Westcott Series this book was well written and the characters have the depth I have come to expect from this author. It’s the story that I didn’t get enough of. I would have loved to have learned more about Matilda and Charles’ early romance considering the amount of devastation experienced by them both in its ending. This was a love that caused Matilda to never marry and devote her life to overprotecting her mother while leading Charles’ into living the life of a rogue, and siring a bastard before eventually marrying another. The few references to that time in their story suggest the kind of love that make me love reading romance. I think giving us that story as well as how their story ends would have given this book a true value as part of the series.

I did enjoy this book, I just wish there would have been more.

stars 4

Danielle

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Falling For My Brother’s Best Friend by Piper Rayne(Review Post)

Published October 22, 2019 by bookbesties

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Let’s say you’re an independent, self-sufficient woman who runs the family company and you find yourself falling for your little brother’s best friend. Now, more than ever, you need to count all the reasons why you need to abandon falling.

Abandon Falling #1 – He’s a womanizer. Hasn’t had a serious relationship a day in his life and changes women more often than he changes his sheets.

Abandon Falling #2 – He’s never serious. He cracks one-liners, mostly at your expense.

Abandon Falling #3 – When things go wrong, he seems unfazed and always remains in control. It’s so annoying.

Abandon Falling #4 – He has tattoos. Lots of them. Everywhere. Not to mention, he owns a tattoo parlor. (Damn it! Why doesn’t that sound like a bad thing anymore?)

Abandon Falling #5 – There’s a growing list of how different you two are. You can’t get along for fifteen minutes—a lifetime together would land one of you in prison.

Keep repeating those reasons and drown yourself in work. Pretend you don’t notice his good qualities or how enticing he looks without a shirt, and do not, I repeat, do not agree to live with the man while your place is being repaired from flood damage.

Trust me, even the strongest of us can only forego temptation for so long

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First I would like to say ummmmm why not fall when your brothers best friend looks like Liam! If you have been reading the series you will know that there has been this storm simmering between Savannah and Liam for awhile. Savannah is head of the family business and she is the tough cookie. She has no time to play and always feels like the weight of carrying the family is on her shoulders. Liam is the sexy brothers best friend and is well loved in the community. He is a business owner but has had a thing for Savannah for the longest. Now they both find themselves under the same roof and now they will have to deny how they feel or confront what’s between these two. It is a bit of a angst with these two but it’s worth it. Savannah sometimes will make you want to shout at her but understandable she is under a lot of pressure and wants to please the business but doesn’t know how to find the balance to allowing herself to be happy. The banter between these two light up the pages from the beginning. You are turning each page panting and drooling. Liam is everything you could expect and I think dealing with Savannah he deserves a medal lol. Anything from Piper Rayne is always a win so it was not a surprise that this was a winner. I am just so glad The Bailey’s are such a big family because there are still more stories.

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Damaris

Tempt the Hookup by Natasha Madison(Review Post)

Published October 22, 2019 by bookbesties

Tempt Series, Book 3

Release Day:

October 22

Eliahn

Getting pregnant after a booze cruise hookup was not what any parent wanted to hear, so I picked up my entire life and moved to Paris to start over. Six years later, I was ready to go home.

I was a single mom and the only thing I knew about my son’s dad was his name—Luca. I didn’t need to know anything else.
The universe had other ideas because on our second day back home, the man came crashing back into my life.

Luca

Attending a welcome back party for my boss’s daughter wasn’t how I wanted to spend my Sunday. But walking in and seeing my hookup from a cruise six years ago knocks me on my ass. 
It was a weekend of fun and now I’m seeing a pair of eyes, identical to mine, staring right at me. The boy standing next to her is my son. 
Now we’re living next door to each other and attempting to co-parent something that would be easy to do if the pull that brought us together wasn’t still there making things more complicated.
For six years she haunted my dreams, now she’s haunting my every waking moment.
I let her get away once, now I want to make her mine. 
This time, permanently. 
Only one thing left to do. I have to tempt the hookup.

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Who knew that attending a party for your boss daughter would change your life?

For Luca life changed when he saw the woman that he hooked up with six years ago and now she was front and center. To complicate things even more was that she has a kid who eyes are the same as his. Luca is the responsible friend with a high focus on his law career. He has always remembered Eliahn but they never gave any info to each other. Now they must try to co-parent. If it were only that simple. Eli never forgot about Luca and was glad he now knew that he had a son. Only thing is that if she thought the chemistry they had was left on that booze cruise then she was wrong. Her attraction has come full force but she is trying to be careful now that they have to think about their son. Luca is on a mission to make his baby momma his. Their son Aiden is cute and some of the things he says is hilarious. Well developed stories and Luca has a tight knit friend group especially his bestie Nick who is hilarious. Great read and a must one click.

 

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Damaris

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When her nose isn’t buried in a book, or her fingers flying across a keyboard writing, she’s in the kitchen creating gourmet meals. You can find her, in four inch heels no less, in the car chauffeuring kids, or possibly with her husband scheduling his business trips. It’s a good thing her characters do what she says, because even her Labrador doesn’t listen to her…

 

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AWK-WEIRD by AVERY FLYNN(Review Post)

Published October 14, 2019 by bookbesties

 

 

There’s more to me than just being awk-weird. I own my own flower shop, have some great friends, and I have my eye on adopting the most adorable kitten. But sadly, hot guys don’t tend to be blown away by my trivia-spouting, dorky self.
 
So, when a Thor-lookalike who happens to be a professional hockey player hits on me at my bestie’s wedding rehearsal party … You better believe I climbed that tree like a cat. And the face that it happened not once, not twice, but three times? Yeah, that’s pretty much a once-in-a-lifetime experience for a woman like me. 
 
There’s zero chance I’ll end up ever seeing him again…right? 
 
Until the pregnancy test comes up positive. What happens next?
 
Oh my God, I wish I knew…
 
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Funny, quirky, Awk-weird, yep all of these make this book a hit for me!

First let’s mention the cover that is super cute and funny. This is book two in the Ice Knights series which is a hockey team(Book one Parental Guidance is out now) that we meet Cole at his fellow teammate and friends wedding. There he meets Awk-Weird Tess who loves to spew trivia facts especially when nervous. Tess is refreshing and funny and says the funniest facts so not only is this a romance but you learn great little facts to share! Tess and Cole meet and end up enjoying their night. Fast forward to present where there is a lasting gift that both Tess and Cole will have to see how to Co parent. Throw in some complications and the chemistry starts brewing between these two but Tess does have some insecurities that will keep Cole just far away enough that will have him questioning everything. Can these two finally iron everything out and be happy? I loved this story it had great characters and not to mention there are hockey players so what else could you want. Great 5 star read and I would highly recommend this series or as a matter of fact any book from this author is a hit.

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Damaris

 

USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling romance author Avery Flynn has three slightly-wild children, loves a hockey-addicted husband and is desperately hoping someone invents the coffee IV drip. Avery was a reader before she was a writer and hopes to always be both. She loves to write about smartass alpha heroes who are great with a quip and relatable heroines who are feisty, fierce and fantastic.
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Bad Love By Piper Lawson(Review Post)

Published October 4, 2019 by bookbesties
 
 
LOGAN
I bet my family’s legacy on making 10,000 women happy.
Kendall Sullivan, marketing queen, is my only hope of saving the thing I care most about.
She doesn’t have time for my shenanigans or my playboy reputation.
Too bad I can’t get her out of my head.
So, what happens when I only want to please her?
KENDALL
Pastor’s kid. Single mom. Divorced before I could drink.
I’ve never regretted any of it.
Until the infamous Logan Hunter makes me an offer: I help him with his problem and he helps me with mine.
He’s the most gorgeous, infuriating man I’ve ever met. Every bit of my control crumbles when I’m around him.
It’s reckless. A bad idea. A devil’s bargain…
I’m totally going to hell for this.
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First I would like to say that this was a new author to me . Initially I was first pulled in by the cover and then the blurb intrigued me. I can say now that I am a fan. I like the writing style and the characters.
Logan Hunter is wealthy playboy persona living life and not wanting to much responsibilities in his life. Kendall works for a marketing firm and she has a lot going for her. She is booked with clients and handling being a single mom. Here enters her new client courtesy of her boss. Logan has made a bet and now his future is on the line. He needs Kendall’s help to sell a certain item but unfortunately she has no expertise with the products. Let’s not add to the fact that when she meets Logan he is the most beautiful man she has ever seen. Yes chemistry is hot. My Playboy is about to get an awakening. I love the banter between the two and then add the fact how does he proceed since she is a single mom? They both are fighting their attraction but we know how those plans usually go. Great story loved it . Can’t wait to read the next couple.

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Damaris

Piper Lawson is a USA Today bestselling author of smart, steamy romance! She writes about women who follow their dreams (even the scary ones), best friends who know your dirty secrets (and love you anyway), and complex heroes you’ll fall hard for (especially after talking with them). Brains or brawn? She’ll never make you choose. Piper lives in Canada with her tall, dark and brilliant husband. She believes peanut butter is a protein, rose gold is a neutral, and love is ALWAYS the answer. 

 

 
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Love Me Tomorrow By Maria Luis(Review Post)

Published October 4, 2019 by bookbesties

 

 
 
They call her America’s
Sweetheart.
And me? I’m the
so-called “inked god” she dumped on TV. 
I’ve tried to forget
her. I’ve tried to move on. 
Until I discover that
her family is opening a new restaurant next to my tattoo parlor. 
If I were a gentleman,
I’d offer my congratulations and go my own way.
If I were a gentleman,
I’d let her be . . . but I’m not
Savannah
Rose may claim I’m nothing more than a friend, but that slight hitch in her
breath whenever I get too close says that America’s sweetheart is nothing
but a liar.
All it
takes is one scorching kiss, and I vow in her ear:
“You’re going to beg, Savannah. Beg me to touch
you, beg me to give you more, and if you’re real good, maybe I’ll do it all
over again before you have to beg for that too.” 
I’m no
gentleman.
But
Savannah Rose? She’s no one’s sweetheart but mine.

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OK so first I think any book from this author is a winner. Second I cant say enough how much I loved this couple. The setting is in New Orleans and you definitely get the big Easy vibe in this book. Owen is back home trying to move on with life post reality show that broke his heart. Of course heart broken by the one and only Savannah. She cant get Owen out of her head and things seem to turn when Owen finds out that Savannah family is taking over in the business next door. Owen I love. He is tatted and smooth. I love hearing his train of thoughts and the banter in his head. He is a real smooth guy and if I was Savannah I would be at his mercy. Savannah is independent and fighting the struggles of dealing with her family and the pressure from being in public eye.The journey between these two was cute and sexy and Owen is my new book boyfriend! Great read!

Damaris
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Maria Luis is the author of sexy contemporary
romances, though she may or may not have a few historical romances hiding
in the cobwebs of her computer.

 

When she’s not writing about strong men
and the sassy women who sweep them off their feet, Maria is a historian who
specializes in medieval England and 19th century New Orleans. What do the
two eras have in common, you ask? Not much, except for disease, scandalous
activities and crime–Maria’s favorite topics.
Maria lives in New Orleans with her
better half, where she can generally be found hiking with her two dogs, Zeus
and Athena, kayaking in Louisiana’s inter-coastal waterways, or curled up on
the couch with a good book.