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The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith

"He was like one of her novels, still unfinished and best understood in the right place and at the right time.."

Lucy and Owen meet somewhere between the tenth and eleventh floors of a New York City apartment building, on an elevator rendered useless by a citywide blackout. After they're rescued, they spend a single night together, wandering the darkened streets and marveling at the rare appearance of stars above Manhattan. But once the power is restored, so is reality. Lucy soon moves to Edinburgh with her parents, while Owen heads out west with his father.

Blog Review: The Secret Sister by Brenda Novak

Title: The Secret Sister
Author: Brenda Novak
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Mystery/Suspense
Release Date: July 28, 2015

Did she once have a sister? Has her mother lied all these years? Why?  After a painful divorce, Maisey Lazarow returns to Fairham, the small island off the North Carolina coast where she grew up. She goes there to heal and to help her brother, Keith, a deeply troubled man who's asked her to come home. But she refuses to stay in the family house. The last person she wants to see is the wealthy, controlling mother she escaped years ago.  Instead, she finds herself living next door to someone else she'd prefer to avoid, Rafe Romero, the wild, reckless boy to whom she lost her virginity at sixteen. He's back on the island, and to her surprise, he's raising a young daughter alone. Maisey's still attracted to him, but her heart's too broken to risk…  Then something even more disturbing happens. She discovers a box of photographs that evoke distant…

Spotlight Blog Tour: Grace Burrowes Tremaine's True Love: True Gentleman Series

TitleTremaine’s True Love Author:Grace Burrowes Release Date: August 4, 2015 Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca Genre: Historical Romance
He's had everything he could ever want...until now
Wealthy wool magnate Tremaine St. Michael is half French, half Scottish, and all business. He prowls the world in search of more profits, rarely settling in one place for long. When he meets practical, reserved Lady Nita Haddonfield, he sees an opportunity to mix business with pleasure by making the lady his own.
Nita Haddonfield has a meaningful life tending to others, though nobody is dedicated to caring for Nita. She insists the limitations of marriage aren't for her, then Tremaine St. Michael arrives-protective, passionate, and very, very determined to win Nita's heart.
Tremaine's True Love is the first book in a new historical romance series by the ever talented Grace Burrowes.  Here we meet Mr. Tremaine St. Michael, a tradesman by profession, of French and Scottish ances…

Release Day Launch: Cuba Undercover by Linda Bond

Happy Release Day for Cuba Undercover by Linda Bond!
Get Ready To Be Kidnapped by Sexy Hero Antonio and Head to Cuba Where the Sun Isn’t the Only Thing That’s Hot

About Cuba Undercover

Cuban-American TV reporter Rebecca Menendez's success comes from playing by the rules. When she's kidnapped by a fierce and intensely handsome man who needs her help, however, all of those rules seem pointless. Nothing could have prepared her for being taken hostage…or the irresistible reward if she complies: information about her long-thought dead father. Antonio Vega has spent almost every day of his adult life dreaming of revenging his father's death. With his sister's life and freedom in jeopardy, Antonio isn't taking any chances. But once Rebecca and Antonio are in Cuba, they're immersed in a world of corruption, deceit, and betrayal. It's a deadly game…and there are no rules.

In honor of Cuba Undercover’s release, Linda Bond is sharing one of her favorite Cuban recipes her…

The Traveling Tea Shop by Belinda Jones

Cakes and travel hadn't been this much fun. The Traveling Tea Shop is filled with mouth-watering array of cakes and the charm of the picturesque New England landscape. If only it was like scrapbook and came with photographs, illustrations, maps and recipes then my reading experience would be complete.

Laurie Davis enjoys her job booking tours and trips for their go-to website and she's just landed a huge deal with a famous television star, Pamela. It was the chance to scour the New England states and sample its local delights for Pamela's new cookbook. Yet even with Laurie's efficient skills, everything is not smooth sailing. There's the sassy Grandma, the punk rebel daughter and all the family drama in tow.

Indeed, it was not all light and fluffy. Against the tea things and beautiful spots, trading baking recipes and marveling at local famous delights, there was a dash of angst and emotional upheavals which balance the flavor.

I totally appreciate the dry humor i…

A Special Announcement by Laura Kaye, Author of the HARD INK SERIES

From the author of the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Hard Ink Series, comes a special announcement sure to excite readers everywhere! Don't miss what Laura Kaye has to say...A Hard Ink Special Announcement from Laura Kaye! As I celebrate the release last week of Hard to Let Go, the finale in my Hard Ink romantic suspense series, I’m super excited to share some more news about Hard Ink! I’m going to do another book in this series. And not just any book. I’m going to write a wedding novella for one of the couples in the series!! And I’m so flippin’ excited!!! This is how this idea came about: I happened to see another author celebrating the release of a follow-up wedding book, and I’ve never written any follow-up stories about any of my characters—once they’ve gotten their happily ever afters in their original story, I just moved right on to the next couple. But that author’s book got me thinking about who I would even do a follow-up story on. Who is it that would get ma…

Blog Tour: Right Next Door by AJ Pryor: Review and Giveaway

Title: Right Next Door 
Author: AJ Pryor
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date:
Rating:☕☕☕ 1/2 (3.5 steamy cups)
Review: Giving new definition to the term friendly neighbor, this tale is guaranteed to steam up your bay windows and heat up your radiators in a flash.  With an emotional rollercoaster throwing all the main characters for a loop, RIght Next Door is definitely one unique tale of love on the rebound.

My fiancĂ© is officially a married man. The only problem is that he isn’t married to me. . . Addison Peacock has been stuck in the same seaside town her entire life. When her college boyfriend proposes the night before graduation, she can finally see the future she’d always dreamt about. But the sudden illness of her father causes her to put that future on hold, and her soon-to-be husband leaves, with nothing but a promise that one day he’ll return. Now, five years later, he’s kept that promise. There’s only one problem . . . he’s already married. Crushed twice by t…

Blog Tour: Searching for Always by Jennifer Probst: Review

Title: Searching for Always
Author:Jennifer Probst
Genre:Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 30, 2015
Rating: ☕☕☕☕☕ (5 steaming cups! I LOVED THIS BOOK! and this had all the feels coming out , funny,sweet, honest and poignant. It engages, entertains and captivates but most of all you remember what love is really all about. )

An utterly beautiful, wonderful, sweet, hilariously funny love story about two people who are complete opposites but turns out to be so completely right for each other. The always serene Arilyn and the always grumpy Stone had their first meet up in Searching for Beautiful and yes they clashed while having extremely witty verbal discourse about how much they don't like each other. In Searching for Always her serenity and his always grumpy outlook meet once more when Officer Stone Petty attends Arilyn Meadows' Anger Management Classes. He loves fastfood and beer, she's all organic and vegetarian. She's all about meditation, he's all about…

No Fond Return of Love by Barbara Pym

I was introduced to Barbara Pym by chance as her books often appear side by side with Anita Brookner, Rosamond Lehmann and a handful of English women authors that I love.

Her characters are most often vulnerable, albeit a bit lonely, sometimes gliding in unnoticed and yet their presence magnifies over time. In moments like this, it is when we recognize a bit of ourselves in them.

In No Fond Return of Love, we meet a heroine who seemed a bit worn around the edges, lives alone in her parents' big house at the London suburb and does the 'thankless task' of indexing for published authors. When she attends a weekend seminar, a needed break from the down spell of a broken engagement, she made new acquaintances and developed renewed interest as she began to be intertwined in their lives.

Dulcie is a kindred character (though first impressions would cast her as a mild and boring type) but behind the gentle, if not faded, appearance lies a rather droll streak and curiosity veiled …

Cover Reveal: No Interest in Love by Cassie Mae All About Love Series

Because I love GIFs, and my main character in this book, Jace, is obsessed with How I Met Your Mother, we're gonna do the cover reveal with a series of HIMYM GIFs :D

There's this guy; this actor...

And his balls are so very blue.

He wants that problem rectified. And he has his chance when his agent... this girl here:

...lands him an audition for the next big Rom Com with an A-list actress who is known for really getting to "know" her co-stars. 

The audition's on set in Alabama. He's in LA. Flights are grounded, car engine gets flooded, and the fecal matter pretty much hits the fan. 

Now he has to get across the country with the girl who drives him nuts. 

A girl who doesn't know how to chill out.

A girl who doesn't understand that he's not interested in a relationship now... or ever. 

A girl who---as he spends more and more time with her---goes from this:

To this:

And now he has a few more roads in front of him. Play it safe and keep heading toward Casual Fli…