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Review: Black Crown by Rayne Wager & Kelly St. Clare

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The CoverBlack Crown‘s cover is so gorgeous! I love how Ryn is front and center, beautiful, deadly and strong. But my other favorite part of this cover is all the other details about it! There’s so many intricate details and the color scheme is just mesmerizing, I love this book cover! 

Basics: Black Crown was released on June 30th 2018, is the third book of the Darkest Drae series and is 389 pages. Genre wise Black Crown belongs to Mature Young Adult, Fantasy and Romance. 

Description: I will not be ruled by fear. A depraved emperor. A wasted realm. A dying race. With Tyrrik by my side, I’ll lead the charge to remedy it all.

After discovering the rightful heir to the Phaetyn, an alliance with the healers should be easy as pancakes. But while the armies of Verald and Gemond march to the border for war, the emperor delivers a crushing blow that threatens to put everything at risk.

As I fight my father’s staggering power, I’m compelled to face evil on his terms. A twisted darkness worse than anything I’ve experienced.

Nothing could’ve prepared me for this. How far would you go to defeat a merciless sovereign? I’ll lie to the liars. I’ll betray the betrayers. I’ll kill the killers.
I will conquer my fear.
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Overall thoughts: I can’t believe the Darkest Drae series is over! What a complete ride this series has been! I stumbled upon it on Kindle Unlimited and I am so glad I did! Black Crown starts right after the events of Shadow Wings, with Ryn finally accepting Tyrrick as her mate! Squee! However before anything can happen with that, Ryn, Tyrrick and the rest of the gang have to face the ensuing war that is literally about to overtake them and everyone else! 

No spoilers but Black Crown wraps up everything that goes on in this series. The war to Ryn and Tyrrick’s complicated relationship and even her horrible Father himself. Wagner and Clare do a great job and tying up loose ends, however I had a few issues with Black Crown. One, I feel like the ending was very confusing outside of the epilogue; I actually had to go back and re-read the chapter to realize what was going on. I understand where they were coming from and what imagery they were trying to produce, but it was just confusing. Two, throughout the series dragon lairs were talked about A LOT so when I got a hold of Black Crown I was super excited because as the last book in the series, surely they were going to include a description or chapter of such lair right? Slight spoiler so skip the next few sentences if you don’t want to be spoiled but no such thing happened! That was SO disappointing! Tyrrick teased Ryn over and over about how amazing and grand his lair was, that he took YEARS filling it with jewels and wondrous treasures for her…but we never got to see it! Missed opportunity! 

However…those were my only struggles with Black Crown, other than that…what a wonderful way to end the series! Action, fantasy, so much romance! Black Crown delivered and then some! One of my favorite parts of this book was how Wagner and Clare didn’t skip out on Ryn and Tyrrick’s relationship. With so many YA books nowadays, a lot of them skip out on the intimate moments between characters. Black Crown did not do this, they showed a bit of our two favorite dragon’s intimate moments without it turning into PG13 and beyond read. It was tastefully done and Tyrrick is just so swoon worthy! 

Overall if you love a good fantasy, mature YA and romance book and series, Black Crown and the Darkest Drae series is for you! Beautiful detailed descriptions, exciting plot with strong, depth filled characters Black Crown delivers. I look forward to reading what these two authors dish out next! 

Couple Chemistry Rating: 5/5 Shells
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My Rating: 5/5 Shells
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About the Authors:
Kelly St. Clare: Books have always been magical and mysterious to her. One day she decided to start unraveling this mystery and began writing. Her works include The Tainted Accords, The After Trilogy, and The Darkest Drae. A New Zealander in origin and in heart, Kelly currently resides in Australia with her ginger-bearded husband, a great group of friends, and some huntsman spiders who love to come inside when it rains. Their love is not returned.
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Raye Wagner: As one of eight children, I learned to love reading as a means of escaping the chaos that comes with being a part of a large family. When I was a teenager, I read Leon Uris’s Exodus, and fell in love with the character, Kitty Fremont. Not only was I in love with Ari Ben Canaan (my first introduction to an alpha male), but I felt a connection with her, so much so that I pursued a career in nursing. I continued to collect books and read through college, and even as I established my career. Years later, I read the Twilight saga, my first introduction to YA literature as an adult. I was in Half-Price Books and picked up a middle-grade novel with a boy and a lightning bolt on the cover. I read the first page, and bought the first four Percy Jackson books. Isn’t this series fantastic? After that I was hooked, and YA literature became my genre of choice.

I live in Middle Tennessee with my husband and three children. My favorite things include trips to the beach, baking sweets (and eating them), Tae Kwon Do, and doing puzzles and Legos with my family.
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Review: Deep by Kylie Scott

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The CoverI love this cover! I picture Ben with more of a beard but besides that, it truly shows Ben’s spirit and I love it. I also think it’s one of the most colorful book covers I have ever seen too, there’s just something about the color scheme of the tattoos and the bass that just make it lovely to look at.

Basics: Deep was released on March 31st 2015, published by St. Martin’s Griffin, book #4 in the Stage Dive series and is 273 pages long. Genre wise Deep belongs to contemporary romance, music romance and new adult.

Description: One by one, the members of Stage Dive are falling in love. David, Mal, and Jimmy have all taken the plunge, and now it’s Ben’s turn—only he refuses to fall into that trap. The sexy bassist enjoys his no-strings-attached lifestyle. But when Ben is forced to keep the one girl he’s always had a weakness for out of trouble in Sin City, he quickly learns that what happens in Vegas, doesn’t always stay there.
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Overall thoughts: I can’t believe I’m on my last review for the Stage Dive series! I read these books starting WAY back in 2013 and gah! I LOVE them! It’s one of the series where I wish there were ten more books! We’ve all read about how each of the Stage Dive members fell in love, starting with hurting, emotional talented David, to crazy, manic, funny Mal followed by troubled, brooding, sexy as sin Jimmy. All that’s left is Ben, the bass player. This review is going to get very interesting because I have a love-hate relationship with dear old Benny boy. But first…let’s discuss some background for Deep!

Ben is the last single man standing of Stage Dive, he’s not looking for a relationship and he’s definitely not interested in love. He’s happy for his bandmates but definitely doesn’t want to catch the lovebug that apparently has boarded the Stage Dive bus. Lizzie is the younger sister of Anne, who recently got together with Mal (from book two, Play and is the drummer of Stage Dive) and is about to get married to him. 

Ben and Lizzie met each other while hanging out with the other Stage Dive members and eventually became friends, chatting, even exchanging numbers and texting. This is where the trouble starts. They instantly have a connection, one that goes beyond being “friends” and eventually that connection caves into them having a one night stand together while in Vegas. Both of them were attending Mal and Anne’s wedding. Of course this leads to drum roll please….! A pregnancy. 

Anne is super young, going to college for psychology young and finds herself an expectant mother. Sure it changes her plans for going to school and such, but she wants to keep the baby and be the mother she never had. Ben wants to make things right also, inviting her to come on tour with them and honestly…mayhem ensues. They may of made a baby together but that doesn’t mean they are together, especially with Ben’s commitment issues. No one said falling in love with a rockstar was easy! 

Deep is interesting because each member has their own set of issues which I thought were valid, sincere issues that I felt for. However…when it comes to Ben’s “issue” which in this case is commitment…it literally made me want to throw the book! Ben is the sexy rocker, yes…but as soon as he started this whole nonsense of not wanting to be with Lizzie, but I’ll help with the baby stuff? I wanted to throw the book. The rocky waters between them settle eventually, but it was too little too late for me in the book and definitely for Ben.

THAT being said, I loved Deep even though Ben drove me crazy. Lizzie and his relationship is a genuine one that I’m sure many couples face today and I’m really glad it was brought up. I wish it was a little longer because it is the last book in this series but overall I’m happy with the ending and how Deep included the other bandmates and their relationships as well. I love the Stage Dive series so much and if you love a music romance genre kind of story, this book and series is definitely for you! 

Couple Chemistry Rating: 5/5 Shells
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Favorite Quotes: “Why are you here? Ben?”
“Because apparently I’m shit at staying away from you.”
“Then I guess we have a problem.” 
“That’s putting it fucking mildly.” -Lizzie & Ben

“I don’t want to take your freedom. I just want a place in your world. An important one.”  -Lizzie

“You can have my time, and you can have my attention. Sweetheart, you can have whatever the fuck you want, I promise. Whatever you need. No more holding back, no more fear. And if you still feel you have to get on that plane tonight, then we’re doing it together.” -Ben 

My Rating: 5/5 Shells
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 Kylie Scott is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year, 2013 & 2014, by the Australian Romance Writer’s Association and her books have been translated into eleven different languages. She is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet. Contact her at info@kyliescott.com or: PO Box 13, Fernvale QLD 4306 Australia.

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Blog Tour & Excerpt: Happy Hour by Piper Rayne

Happy Hour, an all-new hilarious enemies to lovers romance from USA Today bestselling duo Piper Rayne is available NOW!

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Dating is hard. Dating in your thirties is even harder. Dating in Chicago is harder still.

I haven’t given up on finding my happily-ever-after, but in the age of swiping right and Netflix and chill, I’m wondering if everything is as temporary as my marriage turned out to be. Truth is, there is one guy I can’t get my mind off of.

Roarke Baldwin has salt and pepper hair I’ve dreamed of running my hands through and I’m pretty sure that if I checked he really does have a six pack of abs underneath his suit. And I’ve always wondered what that stubble on his face would feel like between my thighs.The problem? He’s the one man I hate more than my ex-husband…his divorce attorney.

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Excerpt: I press the numbers on my phone with shaky fingers, bringing the receiver up to my ear and release a deep breath.

He picks up after one ring. “I thought we were friends? Having your assistant call my assistant. Tsk. Tsk, Ms. Crowley.”

Aggravation fuses together every cell in my body until I become an impenetrable wall.

“First, we are not friends. Second, I would prefer to talk to you via our office phones.”

There’s a brief second of silence where he’s probably realizing I called him through my office line.

“Ahh… so now you have my number and I don’t have yours? That seems terribly unfair.”

“I didn’t realize you cared about fairness?” I lean back in my chair and cross my legs.

“You don’t know that much about me. It’s not like you know me intimately.” He lowers his voice on the last word and drags it out.

I roll my eyes, happy we’re not face-to-face so he can’t see the flush in my cheeks.

“You may have witnessed how I own the courtroom, but you know nothing about my private life. For instance, you don’t know if I like thrillers or comedies. Whether I prefer sorbet to ice cream or if I wear boxers or briefs.”

“I don’t need to know those things,” I say with frustration, shutting my eyes to rid the vision from my head of him in tight black boxer briefs—since that’s my preference.

“You want to know though.” A sexual innuendo pours out of his mouth and hits its mark between my thighs.

“There you go making assumptions about my wants.” I pick up my pen, shuffling through paperwork. Anything to distract me from this ache.

“I not only know what you want, I know what you need, Ms. Crowley.”

I smack my hand down on my desk. “Okay Rico Suave, let’s talk about this venue you have access to and keep the discussion of undergarments for another time.”

A beeping sound interrupts us.

“Hold all my calls please, Kristen.” Then nothing for a moment. “Sorry about that but you know how busy I am.”

“Yes, I’m sure destroying people’s lives takes a lot of time. So let’s stop the sexual innuendos and get down to business.”

“Let’s meet tonight. You frequent Torrio’s. I frequent Torrio’s. Let’s do something crazy and have a drink together.”

“I don’t need a drink at Torrio’s, Mr. Baldwin, I need a venue to house my gala. Now tell me your terms and I want the details of this venue you insist you can secure. I refuse to meet you until you supply me with that information.” I uncross my legs and tap my foot on the floor under me.

“So demanding. I like it.” I can hear him shuffling papers in the background. “I’ll have my assistant message your assistant with all the details of the venue. I’m sure it will be of your liking. Then we’ll meet tonight at Torrio’s. Seven sharp. Consider it our own personal happy hour.”

“I’m not committing to anything until I see the venue.”

“Then I’ll see you at seven.” The phone clicks and I stare at the receiver in my hand.

“Prick,” I murmur.

A knock sounds on my door.
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About the Author: 
Piper 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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Review: His Distraction by Tanya Gallagher

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The Cover: I think the cover of His Distraction is very attractive and eye catching, however I feel like the whole ab/chest shot picture of models is taking over covers lately. I wish there was a more representation of Jeremy  and not just a picture of his abs. 

Basics: His Distraction was released on July 9th and is 320 pages long.  Genre wise His Distraction belongs to contemporary romance and new adult. 

Description: He wants to save the world one vibrator at a time. She’d rather feed the homeless.

Jeremy Glass, CEO of Seattle’s hottest sex toy company, has a fantastic life: he’s single, rich, and has a parade of “product testers” to help him warm his sheets at night. He’s about to land the deal of a lifetime and finally prove that his untraditional business is more than valid. The only problem is he just fired the one woman his client insists handle their account. He knows if he hires her back, Vanessa Reese will be a distraction—after all, she’s gorgeous, sweet, and witty. Jeremy knows better than to mix business and pleasure, but he suddenly finds himself chasing after a woman for a change, and this one’s determined to keep him on his toes.

When Jeremy asks Vanessa to come back to X Enterprises, she isn’t interested in what he has to offer—not his pretty face and sculpted body, and certainly not his arrogant attitude—until Jeremy makes her a deal: spend ten weeks in his employment, and then he’ll help her land the social work job she really wants. When Vanessa agrees, she finds herself plunged into a world of sin and indulgence she never imagined. Despite the attraction between herself and Jeremy, Vanessa is determined not to give in and hand over her dignity and her chance at a steady paycheck. Probably. Because the more time she spends with Jeremy, the more she uncovers the kind, charming man hidden under his cocky exterior. 

Can a sex toy CEO and a bleeding heart ever find love, or will their connection destroy everything they’ve worked for?

Overall thoughts: His Distraction is one of my favorite romance tropes, the cat and mouse game. Jeremy Glass is the CEO of successful Seattle’s hottest sex toy company; he’s rich, single and happy with the way his life is going…until Vanessa shows up. The woman he fired who he didn’t realize (for some super strange reason?) handles their money accounts. Yikes.

Vanessa clearly wants nothing to do with the man, but he offers something she can’t refuse. These two end up tangled up in a dance together whether they want to or not. Vanessa also has no idea the lifestyle Jeremy leaves, sure he may be the CEO of a sex toy company but not everything as it seems. She surely didn’t think she would find him to be kind and caring, especially under all that sex toy CEO, bossy exterior. They both start to realize they are falling for each other and unplanned love brings its own set of problems. 

His Distraction is a good contemporary romance book with just enough dirty to spice it up for readers who want something more than a vanilla type of story.  Definitely worth a read if you like two unlikely people falling for one another. 

Couple Chemistry Rating: 5/5 Shells 
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Favorite Quotes: “I’ll give you every piece of me you want.” Trust me, you’re gonna want a piece of Jeremy Glass.”

My Rating: 5/5 Shells
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About the Author: Tanya Gallagher is the Seattle-based author of contemporary New Adult and Adult romances about smart, strong women and the sexy men who love them. In addition to A Slippery Slope, the X Enterprises series of steamy, funny contemporary romances launches in July 2018. Tanya traded pencil skirts in the boardroom for stories in the bedroom and hasn’t looked back since. You can find her traveling the world in search of beautiful scenery and delicious cake, and at penchantforpleasure.com, where she happens to sell one of the most popular brands of personal lubricant for your naughty bits. True story.

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Teaser: Playboy by Katy Evans

A brand new contemporary romance from New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author Katy Evans.
elusive2.jpgBlurb: It started as a game. We flirted. We played. Most importantly—we won.
Then I discovered who he was: Gambler. Famous playboy. Silver-eyed player who never plays to lose…and my best friend’s soon-to-be brother in law, Cullen Carmichael.
He needed a good luck charm, I needed a distraction.
So we made a gamble and set off for Vegas—but pretty soon—I was in too deep.
My heart, soul, and body weren’t supposed to be part of the deal.
But somewhere between big wins and long nights, my house of cards started to tumble.
What was this devil with those piercing eyes doing to me?
I’d given up on love, but the wicked, all-in Cullen Carmichael was upping the ante and wouldn’t stop until he’d won it all.
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***Playboy contains characters from the Manwhore Series, but is written to be read as a standalone.***

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week.  It’s a great post to organise yourself. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment, and er… add to that ever growing TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started with J Kaye’s Blog   and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date. And here we are!

Jen Vincent, Teach Mentor Texts, and Kellee of Unleashing Readers decided to give It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a kidlit focus. If you read and review books in children’s literature – picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, young adult novels, anything in the world of kidlit – join them!

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What I read last week: Black Crown (#3 in the Darkest Drae series) by Raye Wagner & Kelly St. Clare and His Distraction by Tanya Gallagher.
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 What I am reading at present: Player by ML Sparrow! download (1).jpg

I plan on reading: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo and Because You’re Mine by Claire Contreas 
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What are you reading currently or what are you planning on reading this week? Comment & tell me! I love always finding more books! Have a good week! Xo!
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Review: Lead by Kylie Scott

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The Cover: Lead’s cover is the epitome of Jimmy; with the way the cover model is sitting, his lips, the way he’s holding the microphone it’s completely spot on and perfect! Love it!

Basics: Lead was released on July 29th 2014, published by St. Martin’s Griffin, book #3 in the Stage Dive series and is 321 pages long. Genre wise Lead belongs to contemporary romance, music romance and new adult.

Description: Can rock n’ roll’s most notorious bad boy be tamed by love?

As the lead singer of Stage Dive, Jimmy is used to getting whatever he wants, whenever he wants it-now he’s caught up in a life of hard partying and fast women. When a PR disaster serves as a wake-up call and lands him in rehab, he finds himself with Lena, a new assistant hired to keep him out of trouble.

Lena’s not willing to take any crap from her sexy boss and is determined to keep their relationship completely professional, despite their sizzling chemistry. But when Jimmy pushes her too far, he just might lose the best thing that’s ever happened to him. Can he convince his stubborn assistant to risk it all and let her heart take the lead?
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Overall thoughts: Lead is such a good book! The entire Stage Dive series is fabulous and I think what I love most about it is that each book focuses on different couples with different dynamics, issues and personalities but works so well as a cohesive unit and series. Lead focuses on David’s (the leading man of Lick’s book) brother Jimmy Ferris, who recently just finished a stint in rehab and Lena, the secretary turned baby sitter for Jimmy as he embarks on fighting his addiction battle.

Jimmy has this quiet type of temper about him, is super stubborn and can be super frustrating at times but he is definitely the guy your mother warns you to stay away from in High School. He is the complete heartthrob package, leading singer of Stage Dive but suffers from substance abuse and some family troubles. Lena…where do I even begin to describe Lena? I adore her. She’s sassy with a I don’t care attitude stacked with a perseverance that doesn’t quit. Together Jimmy and Lena make quite a pair and they are literally what each other needs. 

Lead is a story about two people trying to get away from their personal problems, not looking for a relationship but sort of end up falling each other and become exactly what the other person needs. It’s not perfect and it’s a bit messy, but if anything was easy is it worth having? I love how the story plays out in Lead and Jimmy and Lena relationship still is one of those relationships that I smile and think about today, four years later! 

Couple Chemistry Rating: 5/5 Shells
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Favorite Quotes: “I’m healthy. I eat fruit.”
“In pie doesn’t count.” -Lena & Jimmy

“The truth is, I’m all about you, Lena. You’re my best friend. You’re my girl.” -Jimmy

My Rating: 5/5 Shells
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Kylie Scott is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year, 2013 & 2014, by the Australian Romance Writer’s Association and her books have been translated into eleven different languages. She is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet. Contact her at info@kyliescott.com or: PO Box 13, Fernvale QLD 4306 Australia

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Release Blitz: Happy Hour by Piper Rayne

Happy Hour, an all-new hilarious enemies to lovers romance from USA Today bestselling duo Piper Rayne is LIVE!
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Blurb: The perfect man for her is the one she hates most. #gofigure
Dating is hard. Dating in your thirties is even harder. Dating in Chicago is harder still.
I haven’t given up on finding my happily-ever-after, but in the age of swiping right and Netflix and chill, I’m wondering if everything is as temporary as my marriage turned out to be. Truth is, there is one guy I can’t get my mind off of.

Roarke Baldwin has salt and pepper hair I’ve dreamed of running my hands through and I’m pretty sure that if I checked he really does have a six pack of abs underneath his suit. And I’ve always wondered what that stubble on his face would feel like between my thighs. The problem? He’s the one man I hate more than my ex-husband…his divorce attorney.

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About the Author: Piper 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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Review: Play by Kylie Scott

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The Cover: I love this cover much! It’s definitely one of my favorite’s and I definitely think it embodies Mal perfectly! My only complaint is that it doesn’t show any of his luscious, viking like locks. 

Basics: Play was released on March 25th 2014, published by St. Martin’s Griffin, book #2 in the Stage Dive series and is 321 pages long. Genre wise Play belongs to contemporary romance, music romance and new adult. 

Description: Mal Ericson, drummer for the world famous rock band Stage Dive, needs to clean up his image fast-at least for a little while. Having a good girl on his arm should do the job just fine. Mal doesn’t plan on this temporary fix becoming permanent, but he didn’t count on finding the one right girl. 

Anne Rollins never thought she’d ever meet the rock god who plastered her teenage bedroom walls-especially not under these circumstances. Anne has money problems. Big ones. But being paid to play the pretend girlfriend to a wild life-of-the-party drummer couldn’t end well. No matter how hot he is. Or could it?
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Overall thoughts: Play is my favorite book of the entire Stage Dive series. Now to be fair I am completely biased because my husband is also a drummer, but who are we kidding? Mal Ericson is HOT. Each book of the Stage Dive series (Lick, Play, Lead & Deep) all focus on different band members falling in love and personally I think Play is the best.

Anne is having a bit of a hard time (aren’t we all?!), she’s struggling to pay rent and bills, focus on taking care of her sister and throughout it all keep her sanity in tact. When her horrible roommate skips out on her, she needs a night away from the chaos surrounding her and ends up at the home of David and Evelyn from Lick. She’s a friend of a friend that just happens to be married to one of the biggest rock stars around, no big deal. 

However when she gets there, Anne is immediately pounced upon by Malcolm Ericson, drummer and apparent sex on a stick rock star.  He also happens to be Anne’s childhood crush which is adorable. Striking up a very odd conversation, Anne suddenly finds herself stuck with Mal who is willing to help her financially but with a catch.  

These two go through a lot together but they are exactly what each other needs. Mal is dealing with something so horrible and tragic whereas Anne is dealing with her own demons and past and is definitely in need of some happy in her life. Mal and Anne balance each other out so well and are perfect for each other. I know I tend to gush about couples in reviews a lot but these two take the cake and then some. 

Their need for each other and the love they develop between them is sweet, funny, and toe curling sexy. I really love these two as a couple and their story. Again, Play is my favorite Stage Dive book and I can guarantee you’ll swoon and love Mal as much as I do! 

Couple Chemistry Rating: 5/5 Shells
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Favorite Quotes: “We’ve broken my bed.” 
“In battle, sacrifices must be made, pumpkin.” -Anne & Mal 

“Life’s a song, Anne. Let’s play.” -Mal

My Rating: 5/5 Shells
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Kylie Scott is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year, 2013 & 2014, by the Australian Romance Writer’s Association and her books have been translated into eleven different languages. She is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet. Contact her at info@kyliescott.com or: PO Box 13, Fernvale QLD 4306 Australia

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Teaser: Playboy by Katy Evans

A brand new contemporary romance from New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author Katy Evans.

Blurb:  It started as a game. We flirted. We played. Most importantly—we won.
Then I discovered who he was: Gambler. Famous playboy. Silver-eyed player who never plays to lose…and my best friend’s soon-to-be brother in law, Cullen Carmichael.

He needed a good luck charm, I needed a distraction.
So we made a gamble and set off for Vegas—but pretty soon—I was in too deep.
My heart, soul, and body weren’t supposed to be part of the deal.
But somewhere between big wins and long nights, my house of cards started to tumble.
What was this devil with those piercing eyes doing to me?
I’d given up on love, but the wicked, all-in Cullen Carmichael was upping the ante and wouldn’t stop until he’d won it all.
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***Playboy contains characters from the Manwhore Series, but is written to be read as a standalone.***

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