Release Day Review: Kiss Me by Harlow Layne

Title: Kiss Me: Jax and Gabi

Series: Fairlane Series #4

Author: Harlow Layne

Release Date: November 15, 2019

Price: $.99

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Get swept up in this insta-love holiday romance that will make you believe in the magic of New Year’s.

Jax is the modern-day equivalent of a Prince Charming, but he views himself as a beast. He rescues a beauty from the side of the road and never expected one night would change his life forever.

Gabi needed an escape from her world in LA. When her rescuer found her and her wrecked vehicle, she thought he was an angel. She quickly discovers she can rescue him back in a different way.

A holiday power outage still manages to shine light upon what matters most to Gabi and Jax—the people and the moments that define us.

One accident.

A one-night stand.

Two hearts.

And…some mistletoe.

What happens when the ball drops on New Year’s?

So when it comes to romance books I am more of a meat and potatoes kind of girl. Insta-love stories just aren’t my thing because even if it is fiction its just not realistic in my mind. I need more struggle and angst to get to the HEA. It was a cute story and I would definitly like to check out a full length book from the Fairlane series and get a full taste of Harlow Layne’s writing.

This series is listed as a small town romance series, which is my addiction. The only issue I see myself having with the series is some of the characters are famous so that can take away from the small town vibe.

🌟🌟🌟✨ (3.5 out of 5) I just didn’t vibe well with the insta-love and would have liked to connect more with the characters. It was still decent enough that I read it in one sitting.

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Harlow Layne is a hopeless romantic who writes sweet and sexy alpha males who will make you swoon.

Harlow wrote fanfiction for years before she decided to try her hand at a story that had been swimming in her head for years.

When Harlow’s not writing you’ll find her online shopping on Amazon, Facebook, or Instagram, reading, or hanging out with her family and two dogs.

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Book Spotlight: Behind Closed Doors by Sadie Ryan

Title: Behind Closed Doors

Author: Sadie Ryan

Publish Date: May 14, 2019

Publisher: Ruby Fiction

Description: She’s in your house, now she wants your life …

Tina Valentine has it all: the loving family, the beautiful house, the successful career. But then Megan Pearson starts work at Tina’s law firm and with her arrival the perfect world Tina has built for herself starts to collapse as it becomes clear that the newcomer is intent on infiltrating every aspect of her life.
Something is obviously wrong with Megan but nobody else seems to see it. As the mind games and manipulations continue, Tina comes to the sickening conclusion that now she’s opened the door to Megan, it’s going to be impossible to make her leave …


Author Bio Sadie Ryan is a British author with two grown up children, she lives with her daughter, adorable rescue dog and cat in a small village in leafy Cheshire in the North West of England. She writes psychological suspense/domestic noir novels. She has completed three psychological suspense/domestic noir novels and is currently writing her fourth. Her first book, Behind Closed Doors, was snapped up by publishers Ruby Fiction and published in May 2019. Her second will be out in January 2020. When asked where she gets her ideas from, she says, ‘From observation, inspiration and lots of wicked thoughts.’

Blog Tour: Trust In Me by Lea Coll

Title: Trust In Me

Author: Lea Coll

Release Date: November 7, 2019

Goodreads Description: Who can she trust when ever man she’s ever dated cheated on her?

She’s beautiful, outgoing and funny – everything I’m not.
She’s searching for her next story and I want tenure.

I can’t risk my career.
And she won’t risk her heart.

The more we’re together the more I want her.

She thinks she’s not enough.
But she’s everything to me.

All I want is for her to trust in me.

Books like this one are exactly why I have been sucked into the romance genre and I’m never coming out. Stella and Sawyer made my heart swoon in so many ways. This is the 4th book in the All I Want series by Lea Coll but it can easily be read as a standalone. Trust In Me was my first book I have read by Lea Coll and I want to lock myself away and read all the other books in this series.

Trust In Me has a bit of a fake dating trope which always leads to tons of fun. I think what really drew me into this book was how relatable Stella was. She’s a curvier girl who hides her heartache with humor. Her past has damaged her but also made her who she is. Sawyer is just this hot, strong, silent nerdy type and in my opinion was perfect!! As these two get closer and progress their fake dating the story really starts to unfold.

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 (5 out of 5 stars) This is romance at its finest. I can’t stress that enough. It’s a cute small town romance. The sex scenes aren’t too heavy or in abundance. I honestly could see myself reading this book again and I’m not usually one to reread a book. I firmly believe Lea Coll is going to be one of my new favorite authors and to think the only reason I wanted to read this book was because of how cute the cover was.

Trust In Me is available to read for free in Kindle Unlimited or you can purchase the ebook for $3.99

Book Review: The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams

Title: The Bromance Book Club

Author: Lyssa Kay Adams

Release Date: November 5, 2019

Publisher: Berkley

Goodreads Description:

The first rule of book club:
You don’t talk about book club.

Nashville Legends second baseman Gavin Scott’s marriage is in major league trouble. He’s recently discovered a humiliating secret: his wife Thea has always faked the Big O. When he loses his cool at the revelation, it’s the final straw on their already strained relationship. Thea asks for a divorce, and Gavin realizes he’s let his pride and fear get the better of him.

Welcome to the Bromance Book Club.

Distraught and desperate, Gavin finds help from an unlikely source: a secret romance book club made up of Nashville’s top alpha men. With the help of their current read, a steamy Regency titled Courting the Countess, the guys coach Gavin on saving his marriage. But it’ll take a lot more than flowery words and grand gestures for this hapless Romeo to find his inner hero and win back the trust of his wife.

In a shocking turn of events this year I became quite the romance lover and The Bromance Book Club was one of my most anticipated books for 2019!! Lyssa Kay Adams did not disappoint. I was intrigued by the role reversal in that this was from the male perspective about a book club of men who read romance novels to help with their love lives. First of all, that is genius and men should actually start doing this.

I am excited to know this is a series and we will get to follow a few more of the players. Another aspect that I loved and hated about the book is that the characters were very human and jumped to conclusions and made horrible decisions trying to figure out their failing marriage. I may have had a few frustrated growls while reading this book and the sister was no help.

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 (5 out of 5 stars) Initially I was going to give this book a 4 star rating because of how frustrated I was with the characters but the fact that the characters could draw that strong of an emotion out of me only proves how great the writing and storytelling was. I am impatiently waiting for the next book Undercover Bromance.

You can head over to Amazon and grab the ebook for $9.99.

Spotlight: Every Stolen Breath by Kimberly Gabriel

Title: Every Stolen Breath

Author: Kimberly Gabriel

Release Date: November 5, 2019

Publisher: BLINK

Genre: Young Adult, Mystery, Thriller

Synopsis: The Swarm is unrecognizable, untraceable, and unpredictable—random attacks on the streets of Chicago by a mob of crazed teens that leaves death in its wake. It’s been two years since the last attack, but Lia Finch has found clues that reveal the Swarm is ready to claim a new victim.

Lia is the only one still pursuing her father’s killers, two years after attorney Steven Finch’s murder by the Swarm. Devastated and desperate for answers, Lia will do anything to uncover the reasons behind his death and to stop someone else from being struck down. But due to debilitating asthma and PTSD that leaves her with a tenuous hold on reality, Lia is the last person to mount a crusade on her own.

After a close encounter with the Swarm puts Lia on their radar, she teams up with a teen hacker, a reporter, and a mysterious stranger who knows firsthand how the mob works. Together, they work to uncover the master puppeteer behind the group. Though if Lia and her network don’t stop the person pulling the strings—and fast—Lia may end up the next target.




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Kimberly Gabriel started writing in fourth grade when she wrote, bound, and gave away books of terrible poetry to family and teachers as holiday gifts. Today she is an English teacher, who still squanders all free minutes to write and uses it as the best scapegoat for her laundry avoidance issues. When she is not teaching or writing, Kimberly is enjoying life with her husband, her three beautiful children, and a seriously beautiful boxer in the northern suburbs of Chicago. Every Stolen Breath is her debut novel and a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection.






Prize: Finished copy of Every Stolen Breath by Kimberly Gabriel + signed bookplate + poster (USA)

Starts: 11/4/19

Ends: 11/14/19

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Blog Tour: The How and the Why by Cynthia Hand

Title: The How and the Why

Author: Cynthia Hand

Release Date: November 5, 2019

Publisher: HarperTeen

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary


A poignant exploration of family and the ties that bind, perfect for fans of Far From the Tree, from New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Hand.

Today Melly had us writing letters to our babies…

Cassandra McMurtrey has the best parents a girl could ask for. They’ve given Cass a life she wouldn’t trade for the world. She has everything she needs—except maybe the one thing she wants. Like, to know who she is. Where she came from. Questions her adoptive parents can’t answer, no matter how much they love her.

But eighteen years ago, someone wrote Cass a series of letters. And they may just hold the answers Cass has been searching for.

Alternating between Cass’s search for answers and letters from the pregnant teen who gave her up for adoption, this voice-driven narrative is the perfect read for fans of Nina LaCour and Jandy Nelson.

I am usually kind of iffy when it comes to Young Adult books. I’m a huge fan of the YA Rom Com scene but not so much digging the YA Fantasy scene. So going into The How and the Why I wasn’t sure how I would come out feeling. Cynthia Hand did a magnificent job of handling such a hard hitting topic of teen pregnancy and adoption.

I really enjoyed how this book was put together alternating between Cassie’s senior year and letters written by her birth mother. Getting to know Cassie as she juggled school, friendships, a sick mother, college hunting and of course young love was such a fun ride.

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 (5 out of 5 stars) I’m very interested to check out other books by Cynthia Hand after reading The How and the Why. Her writing flows so beautiful and how she handled such a hard hitting topic as adoption was superb.






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Cynthia Hand is the New York Times bestselling author of several books for teens, including the UNEARTHLY trilogy, THE LAST TIME WE SAY GOODBYE, MY LADY JANE and MY PLAIN JANE (with fellow authors Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows), THE AFTERLIFE OF HOLLY CHASE, and the upcoming novels THE HOW AND THE WHY and MY CALAMITY JANE (also with Ashton and Meadows). Before turning to writing for young adults, she studied literary fiction and earned both an M.F.A. and a Ph.D. in fiction writing. She currently resides in Boise, Idaho, with her husband, two cats, one crazy dog, two kids, and mountain of books.










Prize: Win (1) of (2) copies of THE HOW AND THE WHY by Cynthia Hand (US Only)

Stars: 30th October 2019

Ends: 13th November 2019

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Blog Tour: The Curious Heart of Ailsa Rae by Stephanie Butland

Description: For fans of Josie Silver’s One Day in December, The Curious Heart of Ailsa Rae is a wholly original, charismatic, and uplifting novel that no reader will soon forget.

Ailsa Rae is learning how to live. She’s only a few months past the heart transplant that – just in time – saved her life. Now, finally, she can be a normal twenty-eight-year-old. She can climb a mountain. Dance. Wait in line all day for tickets to Wimbledon.

But first, she has to put one foot in front of the other. So far, things are as bloody complicated as ever. Her relationship with her mother is at a breaking point and she wants to find her father. Then there’s Lennox, whom Ailsa loved and lost. Will she ever find love again?

Her new heart is a bold heart. She just needs to learn to listen to it. From the hospital to her childhood home, on social media and IRL, Ailsa will embark on a journey about what it means to be, and feel, alive. How do we learn to to be brave, to accept defeat, to dare to dream?

From Stephanie Butland, author of The Lost for Words Bookshop, The Curious Heart of Ailsa Rae will warm you from inside out.

Author Bio: Stephanie Butland lives with her family near the sea in the North East of England. She writes in a studio at the bottom of her garden, and when’s she not writing, she trains people to think more creatively. For fun, she reads, knits, sews, bakes, and spins. She is an occasional performance poet and the author of The Lost for Words Bookshop.

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