*Blog Tour/Review* The Assignment by Penelope Ward

 

Title: The Assignment
Author: Penelope Ward
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 28, 2022
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From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new standalone novel.

 

Reasons why I should not be drawn to Troy Serrano.
Number one: He’s obnoxious.
Number two: He and I were enemies over a decade ago in high school.
Number three: He’s my friend’s ex-boyfriend.
I could go on and on, really.
When my boss gives me an unwanted assignment and tells me it involves spending time with the grandson of one of our residents—the grandson turns out to be Troy. He’s now as successful as he is undeniably handsome.
Lucky me. Four hours a week of having to deal with his insufferable personality and unsolicited advice.
The only consolation is getting to stare at his annoyingly gorgeous face in between our many arguments.
Eventually, though, we slowly warm to each other and our outings become something I actually look forward to.

 

What’s happening to me?

 

Apparently, I misunderstood the assignment, because it certainly didn’t include thinking about Troy when I close my eyes at night, imagining what it would be like with him—just once. All the while hating myself for fantasizing about a guy who’s all wrong for me. A guy whose car I keyed back in the day. (Long story, but he deserved it.)
That’s all this is—a fantasy.
Well, until that one night at the bar.
The night Troy and I run into each other, and all of our pent-up frustration comes barreling out.
Still, I refuse to accept that it means anything.
There’s no way the guy I’m supposed to hate is also the one I can’t live without.

 

 

 

 

 

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This book was a cute and fun read.  It was light and easy to get through.     I did enjoy this enemies to lovers romance and the way it all came together in the end with Aspen and Troy.   I loved all the little “sprinkles” along the way reading as well.   I found myself giggling especially with Nonno and really loved Troy’s character but found myself having a hard time really connecting with Aspyn for some odd reason.    I keep trying to put my finger on it but I think it was because of her simply just taking forever to realize things you do as a teen, MOST don’t do as an adult.   Once she finally came to this realization and let go a bit, I found myself liking her more as the book went on.   Oh and let’s not forget about Kiki an Menses the Unicorn, I damn near spit out my drink at that one!   Such an adorable little girl, clever and so oh witty!   I love how Troy connected with her, it really melted my ice cold heart!

Nonno 1000% stole the show in this book for me!  While this one wasn’t one of my favorites from one of my go to authors, I still enjoyed it none the less.  It was well written, with a good story line.  It had all the feels and certainly packed full of cute moments and laughter.   As always I can’t wait to see what Ms. Ward brings us next!

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Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling
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She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a
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and beautiful daughter with autism.
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of over twenty novels. Her books have been translated into over a dozen languages and can be found in bookstores around the world.
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Blog Tour/Review – The Summer Proposal by Vi Keeland

 

Title: The Summer Proposal

Author: Vi Keeland

Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance

Release Date: January 10, 2022

 

The first time I met Max Yearwood was on a blind date.

 

Max was insanely gorgeous, funny, and our chemistry was off the charts. He also had the biggest dimples I’d ever laid eyes on.
Exactly what I needed after my breakup.

 

Or so I thought…

 

Until my real date arrived.
Turned out, Max wasn’t who I was there to meet. He only pretended to be until my real date showed up.
To say I was disappointed would be an understatement.
Before he left, he slipped me a ticket to a hockey game a few blocks away, in case things didn’t work out on my actual date.
I tossed the ticket into my purse and went about trying to enjoy the man I was supposed to meet.
But my real blind date and I had no connection.
So on my way home, I decided to take a chance and stop by the game.
When I arrived, the seat next to me was empty.
Disappointed again, I decided to leave at the end of the period.
Just before the buzzer, one of the teams scored, and the entire arena went crazy.
A player’s face flashed up on the Jumbotron. He was wearing a helmet, but I froze when he smiled.
You guessed it: Dimples.
Apparently, my fake blind date hadn’t invited me to watch hockey with him, he’d invited me to watch him play.
And so began my adventure with Max Yearwood.
He was everything I needed at the time—fun, sexy, up for anything, and only around for a few months since he’d signed with a new team three-thousand miles away.
Max proposed we spend the summer helping me forget my ex. It sounded like a good plan. Things couldn’t get too serious when we had an expiration date. Right?
Though, you know what they say about the best-laid plans.

 

Who knew a Blind Date would turn into one hell of a whirlwind gorgeous romance!  Well, a blind date that really wasn’t your blind date.  Max can’t resist when he sees a gorgeous woman sitting alone at the restaurant and went walking her way, but when Georgia asked if he was Adam, Max being Max said “sure”.   All was well till Adam walked up.  I knew from that point that I was going to love his character.   Needless to say Georgia wasn’t too happy because this gorgeous killer smile stranger just lied to her face.  But Max wasn’t giving up, he leaves her to her real date but not without leaving an invitation to meet him at a Hockey Game, and it wasn’t just any Hockey Game.  It was HIS game!

This book was full of a sprinkle of everything.   It was funny, emotional, angsty, sweet and sexy.   I really enjoyed every single moment of this story.  Max is a swoon-worthy Hockey player and has mad skills on and off the ice, that is for sure.   Georgia is sweet, smart, successful and strong.   I really enjoyed all the characters and the direction of the story.   In true Vi fashion she wrapped it up and finished it off with a nice pretty book bow!

Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over a hundred Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twenty-five languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.
 

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*Blog Tour / Review* Well Played by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward

Title: Well Played
Authors: Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 25, 2021

 

It all started with a bet.

 

When my young son inherited half of his great grandfather’s historic inn, I decided to move us both to the place where I grew up.
Notice I said half of the Inn. The other half now belonged to Levi Miller, the famous quarterback who had other ideas about what we should do with the property.
We won’t mention that I accidentally injured him during our first meeting, causing him to get eight stitches.
You could say we got off on the wrong foot.
We bickered a lot as we both moved into the property while we figured things out.
He wanted to unload the rundown place which, admittedly, needed a lot of work.
I wanted to restore The Palm Inn to its original beauty and re-open it as a bed and breakfast.
We couldn’t agree on anything. So Levi made me a proposal. One he thought I would surely lose. If I could sell out the place by the time he had to leave for training at the end of summer, he would back off and let me run it.
But in the weeks that followed, we got more than we bargained for while we were living under the same roof.
Levi and I got closer, and before I knew it, my nightly fantasies about the brawny Adonis became a reality. Not to mention, he was so great with my son.
We were in over our heads in more ways than one.
Because not only was he the last man on Earth I should be falling for because of our deal, but Levi was also my ex’s older brother.
And now the inn was the least of my problems.

 

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I really enjoyed Well Played.  I say this every review with anything written by these two authors, but I really do think they are a dynamic duo that can write incredibly well and compliment each other in anything they publish.

Well Played all starts with Presley’s young son Alex inheriting her Ex’s grandfathers Inn, well a portion of it that is.  The other portion was inherited by Levi, who happens to be the Ex’s brother.  She moved Alex away from the NY into a small town in hopes for a better life.  The only problem is she wants to fix up in the Inn and plant roots in the small town, but Levi has other plans to sell and wants no parts of it and go back to his life as a star QB.

Can Presley change Levi’s mind into not selling?  And, what happens along the way between these two especially considering the Ex is Levi’s brother Tanner?  Things could go down as the worst play in playbook history or it can turn out to be the best Well Played game of all time!  Gotta read to find out, trust me you won’t be disappointed!

 

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Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over a hundred Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twenty-five languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.

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Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of contemporary romance. 

 

She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor. Penelope resides in Rhode Island with her husband, son, and beautiful daughter with autism.
With over two million books sold, she is a 21-time New York Times bestseller and the author of over twenty novels. Her books have been translated into over a dozen languages and can be found in bookstores around the world.

 

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*Release Blitz/Review* Last Round (Twisted Fox #5) by Charity Ferrell

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𝗟𝗮𝘀𝘁 𝗥𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱 𝗯𝘆 𝗨𝗦𝗔 𝗧𝗼𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝗯𝗲𝘀𝘁𝘀𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝘂𝘁𝗵𝗼𝗿 𝗖𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗙𝗲𝗿𝗿𝗲𝗹𝗹 𝗶𝘀 𝗟𝗜𝗩𝗘! 𝗗𝗼𝗻’𝘁 𝗺𝗶𝘀𝘀 𝗦𝗶𝗹𝗮𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗟𝗼𝗹𝗮’𝘀 𝗳𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗱𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗺𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗹𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗧𝘄𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗙𝗼𝘅 𝗦𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀!

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What’s the best way to get back at your cheating ex?

Give every guy who hits on you his number.

That’s what I did when I met Silas.

Little did I know, we’d see each other again.

One run-in leads to another.

One fake date leads to a friendship.

That friendship leads to feelings.

But everyone knows feelings and friendship doesn’t mix.

We’re too much the same.

It’d never work out.

That changes when one of us asks for more.

Everything falls apart.

There’s no going back.

Can our friendship survive … or will love destroy us?

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*Blog Tour/Review* The Spark by Vi Keeland

Title: The Spark

Author: Vi Keeland

Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance

Release Date: July 12, 2021

 

Before I even met Donovan Decker, I knew his shoe size.
You see, I’d gone away for a few days, and in my haste to get out of the airport, I’d grabbed the wrong suitcase.
After checking out the expensive footwear and tailored clothes, I dialed the number on the luggage tag hoping maybe Mister Big Spender might have my bag.
A deep, velvety voice answered, and as luck would have it, he had my suitcase, too.
Donovan and I met at a coffee shop to do the exchange.
Turned out, it wasn’t just his voice that was sexy. The man holding my luggage was absolutely gorgeous, and we had an immediate spark.
He got me to admit that I’d snooped in his bag and then convinced me to make it up to him by letting him buy me coffee.
Coffee led to dinner, dinner led to dessert, and dessert led to spending an entire weekend together. Donovan wasn’t just handsome with a panty-dropping voice. He was also funny, smart, and surprisingly down to earth for a man who wore seven-hundred-dollar shoes.
Did I mention he also did my laundry while I slept?
Definitely too good to be true.
So what did I do to repay him for his kindness?
I waited until he was in the shower, then ghosted him.
My life was too complicated for such a great guy.
In the months that passed, I thought about Donovan often. But New York City had eight-million people, so what were the chances I’d run into him?
Then again, what were the chances I’d run into him a year later…when I’d just started dating his boss?

 

Who would’ve known a little luggage mix up could lead to this kind of SPARK! A little meet up to exchange the mistaken luggage which leads to some coffee and fabulous weekend together, had the making of a great relationship right? Except when Donovan woke up, Autumn was gone like the wind.

Fast forward to almost a year later and once again they find themselves face to face. Autumn doesn’t want any kind of commitment but she’s now got a boyfriend. That boyfriend happens to be Donovan’s boss which poses a bit of a problem since he hasn’t forgotten about Autumn and it seems she hasn’t forgotten about him either. When these two have to spend more time together are sparks going to fly or is a blow up of epic proportions going to happen?

This book was cute, funny, sexy and kept me intrigued the entire time. I absolutely adored and loved these characters and the storyline!

 

Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over a hundred Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twenty-five languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.

 

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*Blog Tour/Review* Not Pretending Anymore by Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland

Title: Not Pretending Anymore
Authors: Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 12, 2021

 

Finding a good roommate through a classified ad isn’t as easy as it sounds.
I was starting to lose hope.
Until a knock at my door came and God answered my prayers.
Except…uh…wrong prayer, God.
I’d definitely requested the big guy find me a drop-dead gorgeous man on more than one occasion…just not as my roommate.
Declan Tate talked me into interviewing him anyway.
While he was amusing and charismatic, I wouldn’t have been comfortable living with a man, so I regretfully declined.
Then cupcakes showed up at my door—freshly baked by Declan and just as sinfully delicious as he was.
You could say he was persistent.
I eventually folded. It wasn’t like I had another viable candidate anyway.
Plus, I was interested in someone else. And Declan was into another woman. So it wasn’t like anything would happen romantically.
After he moved in, the two of us became the best of friends. We even started to give each other advice on getting our crushes to notice us.
Eventually, Declan concocted an idea: we should pretend to be a couple to make our love interests jealous.
I was hesitant, but went along with it anyway. To my utter shock, his crazy plan worked.
Now I was dating the supposed man of my dreams, and my best friend had the woman of his.
But there was one problem.
I couldn’t stop thinking about Declan.
Those feelings we were trying to fake?
Yeah…I wasn’t pretending anymore.

 

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Molly is in desperate need for a roommate and so far every woman has come to her door has been a complete dud for one reason or another.  Enter D. Tate… who is certainly NOT a woman by any means but he was sure he could make his new perspective roomie, see it his way.   I was sure Declan was on his way to winning Molly over with his charming charisma but Molly wasn’t having until her love for frosting changed her mind!     I loved the banter between Declan and Molly from the start.   I knew I was going to love these two and I was right, I totally did!

These two became total besties fast, but we could tell the feelings were certainly brewing but neither one of them wanted to admit it since they were both crushing on other people at their jobs.   But you know what they say, ya always want what someone else has, day late, dollar short kinda thing.  Question is, is it going to be TOO late to NOT PRETEND ANYMORE?     I adored this book and read it one sitting!  I give this one a Five Pink M&Ms!!

 

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Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of contemporary romance.
She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor. Penelope resides in Rhode Island with her husband, son, and beautiful daughter with autism.
With over two million books sold, she is a 21-time New York Times bestseller and the author of over twenty novels. Her books have been translated into over a dozen languages and can be found in bookstores around the world.

VI KEELAND

Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over a hundred Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twenty-five languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.

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*Release Blitz/Review* We’re Made of Moments by Molly McLain

Title: We’re Made of Moments
Series: Cole Creek #1
Author: Molly McLain
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Model: Kris Zizzo
Release Date: April 9, 2021
We were made of moments.
A handful of nights.
Two weeks of passion.
Four years of denial.
Jesse
She was never mine to keep, still I took every second that girl was willing to give me.
I always knew she’d go back to him.
But I never expected she’d take a piece of me with her.
Hayden
He changed my life forever, and it happened long before our two weeks together.
I didn’t mean to fall for him.
But how could I not when he gave me the most precious gift of all?
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*Release Blitz/Review* My Almost Ex (The Greene Family #2) by Piper Rayne

 

In the middle of a crowded bar in our small Alaskan town, my estranged wife snuggles up to me as if we’re still a happy couple.

Don’t get me wrong, we were a happy couple—before she walked out on me a year ago. We were the high school sweethearts everyone thought were destined to be together forever. We thought so too, which is why we married shortly after graduation.

We had a good marriage. Until she left me without any real explanation.

Now, she’s back—and this is the real kicker—she has amnesia and thinks I’m still her husband. Technically I am, although the divorce papers are sitting at the lawyer’s office.

She’s desperate to remember her life in Sunrise Bay but I only want to find out why she left me. Once we conjure that memory up, it’s sayonara because there’s no second chances here. But as you probably already figured out, things didn’t go quite as I planned.

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*Blog Tour/Review* The Invitation by Vi Keeland

Title: The Invitation
Author: Vi Keeland
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 18, 2021
The first time I met Hudson Rothschild was at a wedding. I’d received an unexpected invitation to one of the swankiest venues in the city. 
Hudson was a groomsman and quite possibly the most gorgeous man I’d ever laid eyes on. He asked me to dance, and our chemistry was off the charts.
I knew it wasn’t a good idea to get involved with him, considering the wedding I was at. But our connection was intense, and I was having a great time.
Though the fun came to a screeching halt when Hudson figured out I wasn’t who I’d said I was. You see, that unexpected invitation I received? Well, it hadn’t actually been addressed to me—it was sent to my ex-roommate who’d bounced a check for two months’ rent and moved out in the middle of the night. I figured she owed me an expensive night out, but I guess, technically, I was crashing the wedding.
Once caught, I couldn’t get out of there fast enough. As I bolted for the door, I might’ve plucked a few bottles of expensive champagne off the tables I passed, all while the gorgeous, angry groomsman was hot on my tail.
Outside, I jumped into a taxi. My heart ricocheted against my ribs as we drove down the block—but at least I’d escaped unscathed.
Or so I thought.
Until I realized I’d left my cell phone behind at the table.
Take one guess who found it?
This is the crazy story of how Hudson Rothschild and I met. But trust me, it’s only the tip of the iceberg.

GAHHHHH! Let me count thy ways I loved this story so…… Hudson and Stella’s story……. MUWAH *Kiss* Perfection!! Add in a little sweet splash of Charlie and it was just over the top perfection. I ADORED The Invitation. This one had me ALL up in my feels.

Hudson Rothschild is the kinda man that every gal needs and my girl Stella, this chick could totally be my sidekick and SLAY everyday of the week! I freaking just loved how these two met…The Invitation, oh that Invitation certainly kicked off a chain reaction which led to the explosive chemistry that was Stella and Hudson.

This book was such a sweet, swoony, steamy and FUN read! Get yourself an invitation to THE INVITATION by one clicking this divine read today! READ this book. You are gonna absolutely LOVE Vi Keeland’s latest and greatest!

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*Blog Tour/Review* The Rivals by Vi Keeland

Title: The Rivals

Author: Vi Keeland

Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance

Release Date: July 13, 2020

The feud between Weston Lockwood and me started at the altar.
Only neither of us attended the wedding, and the nuptials happened decades before either of us was born.  Our grandfathers had been best friends and business partners, at least up until my  grandfather’s wedding day—when his bride-to-be blurted out she couldn’t marry him because she was also in love with Weston‘s grandfather.
The two men  spent years fighting over Grace Copeland, who also happened to be their third business partner.  But in the end, neither man could steal half of her
heart away from the other.  
Eventually,  they all went their separate ways.  Our
grandfathers married other women, and the two men became one of the biggest
business rivals in history.  
Our fathers  continued the family tradition of feuding.
And then Weston and I did, too.  
For the most part, we kept as much distance as possible. Until the day the woman who started the feud died—and unexpectedly left one of the most valuable hotels in the world to our grandfathers to share.  Now I’m stuck in a hotel with the man I was born to hate, trying to unravel the mess  our families inherited. As usual, it didn’t take long for us to be at each other’s throats.  Weston Lockwood was everything I hated: tall, smart, cocky, and too gorgeous for his own good.  We were fire and ice.  But that shouldn’t be an issue. Our families were used to being at war. There was just one minor problem, though.   Every time Weston and I fought, we somehow wound up in bed.

 

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Vi Keeland is one of my go to authors and I always and I mean ALWAYS click on whatever she releases immediately!    As usual Vi did not disappoint with The Rivals.   I adored this enemies to lovers romance.  Weston and Sophia have crazy HOT chemistry! Two hot tamales for sure, even though their families are at odds with each other and they are currently fighting for control over The Countess, these two can’t deny their attraction.   Pretty sure I wouldn’t be able to deny a man like Weston either! I adored their story and all the emotions that came along with it.  I loved the banter between these two and couldn’t get enough of Weston’s antics!

Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over a hundred
Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twenty-five languages. She
resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is
living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.