Those words had haunted him from the moment Jessie James had heard them muttered from the one girl, above all others, that he thought had his back.
Sixteen years later, he still feels those words like a brand on his soul.
Lucky for him he has a son to take care of, a full-time job that demands every single second of the day, and not a single moment to spare for the likes of a woman that won’t stand up for him when he needs her the most.
He’s only a friend.
The words had slipped out of Ellen’s mouth, and before she could recall them or better yet, explain, Jesse is gone from her life for good, taking her heart with him.
She tries to find her way out of the pit of despair, but not one single person, no matter how much she tries, can fill the void that he left in his wake. Time heals all wounds. Or at least that is how the saying goes. It’s a crock of crap, though.
Sixteen years pass when Jessie and Ellen see each other again without the influence of the town and bad memories surrounding them, and it’s as if not a single day has passed.
Ellen knows the instant that her eyes see her old love that she’s still just as much in love with him today as she was all those years ago.
The problem is that Jesse wants nothing to do with her. Or at least that’s what he keeps telling himself.
Big Bad Neighbor: A Single Dad Next Door Romance
Release Date: March 28th
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Love thy neighbor?
Oh, I intend to.
Being a single dad isn’t easy. No time for distractions. No time for women.
Until the biggest tease I ever saw moves in next door.
This pretty little damsel in distress turns my world upside down.
I can tell she’s running from something.
So I should run a million miles from her.
But my Navy Seal instincts make me want to wrap my strong arms around her
and protect her.
And what makes things harder is that our bedroom windows face each other.
From behind half-drawn curtains, we’re playing a dangerously delicious
I watch her. And I know she watches me, imagining it’s her hand on my c*ck.
But that’s as far as I’ll let it go.
Because doing what I have in mind to her… it’s downright unneighborly.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Other than my insatiable desire for chocolate, reading and writing smutty
romances is my most guilty pleasure.
I write about tough and sexy Bad Boys who, underneath that armor of muscles
and tattoos (and sometimes suits), are more sensitive and wounded than
they’d like to admit.
I’m happily married to a really good guy, but, every now and again, I crave
the forbidden excitement of falling for one of the bad boys in my stories.
There really is a bad girl in me too!
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Release Date: March 30th
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The daughter of my oldest friend is now my responsibility. I expected a
little girl in pigtails. What I got was a Lolita with an attitude that
drives me insane, and a body that fuels every man’s fantasies.
She’s everywhere I turn. Tormenting me, teasing me, taunting me; wrapping
herself around my every thought. Invading my life in more ways than one.
Ivy Colt is my poison.
I know I shouldn’t want her, but like her namesake she’s an itch I need to
She clings to me like a second skin once we’re on the highway. Riding with
her plastered against my back, her pussy pressed against my ass is like the
best foreplay ever. I wish I could take advantage of the build up when we
get home. There’s nothing I like better than to fuck after riding.
By the time I park the bike in the garage and put both helmets away, Ivy is
already inside the house. Removing my boots at the door, I walk to the
kitchen in search of a beer. It’s hot as hell out there, today.
Ivy’s in the kitchen drinking water from a bottle, her head tipped back
exposing her smooth neck. I stop in my tracks, looking her over from her
wind blown hair all the way down to her sexy little feet.
She finishes her drink and notices me there. A smile breaks out over her
face and she rapidly closes the distance between us. “I had so much fun,
Brock,” she smiles and throws her arms around my neck. My arms wrap around
her like they have a mind of their own and my hands caress up and down the
middle of her back. Each time they get dangerously close to her ass.
She lifts her head from my chest and stares at my lips. It’s an invitation
that’s impossible to miss and impossible to turn down. Leaning forward, I
brush our mouths together and pause, waiting for her to change her mind.
Her hands on the back of my neck urge me down to kiss her again. Slamming
our lips together with an out of control need, I grip strands of her hair
between my fingers and hold her head in place.
Our tongues tangle and she wiggles her sexy little body against me. Her
nipples brush back and forth on my chest making my cock hard as nails. My
hands release her hair and trail down to cup her round ass. I scoop her up
as if she weighs no more than a feather. She wraps her legs around my hips
and rubs her pussy against my cock. Two steps bring me to the kitchen
counter where I set her down. Our mouths never lose contact. We’ve both
been fighting this attraction since day one. We kiss as if we’re starved
for each other. This moment was inevitable.
Her hands slip under my t-shirt, her fingers tease my skin along the
waistband of my jeans. Fuck. I want her so bad. I want to strip us both of
all our clothes and impale her on my cock. I want to fuck her harder than
Jude or anyone else ever has. Instead, I catch her hands in mine, pulling
them behind her back. “Lean back on your palms,” I tell her, guiding them
to the counter. She listens and it makes me want her even more. The
position she’s in has her chest thrusting forward. Slowly, I lift her shirt
and then undo her bra. Her naked tits are the hottest I’ve ever seen. The
tips hard and begging for my mouth to close around them. My hands cradle
her as my mouth lowers to take one nipple between my lips. She moans and
arches her back more. Moving to the other nipple I suck the hard tip into
my mouth and then let my tongue circle around it. “Yes,” she gasps.
My hand moves to her stomach, sliding down to toy with the button on her
pants. Glancing down at her, our eyes lock and I can see she wants this as
bad as I do.
“Please,” she whispers. My fingers undo the button and as my thumb and
index finger grip the tab on her zipper a knock on the front door has me
freezing in place.
“Don’t stop, Brock,” she begs, but the interruption has the effect of an
ice bucket dumped over my head.
I shake my head. “This never should have happened.” Turning away, I leave
her seated on the counter and head to the front door. Opening it I find
Jude standing there.
“Hi, is Ivy here?”
I cross my arms over my chest and shake my head. Just what I fucking need.
This dude sniffing around her again. “Yeah, come in.” I gesture for him to
enter. “I’ll grab her for you.”
I move back toward the kitchen my pace quick. I find Ivy still sitting on
the counter, but her clothes are back in place. “Jude’s here,” I say.
She smiles. “He is?” she questions her face lighting up at the thought of
spending time with him. I scowl. She scoots forward and lowers herself to
the floor in a rush to get to him..
“Ivy,” I call her name. She glances up at me. “Don’t let him put his hands
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Remy Blake is a best selling male and female author duo who paired up
because two dirty minds are better than one. Bringing readers steamy, short
reads, with insta lust/love and a HEA.
The daughter of my oldest friend is now my responsibility. I expected a little girl in pigtails. What I got was a Lolita with an attitude that drives me insane, and a body that fuels every man’s fantasies.
She’s everywhere I turn. Tormenting me, teasing me, taunting me; wrapping herself around my every thought. Invading my life in more ways than one. Ivy Colt is my poison.
I know I shouldn’t want her, but like her namesake she’s an itch I need to scratch.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
4.5 Stars to Guardian by author duo Remy Blake.
Guardian was a super short, sexy read. At first, after reading the blurb, I made the assumption that the trope of this book was probably ‘daddy’ kink.” It was not. The premise is strictly older man/younger woman. The hero, Brock, was fifteen years older than the heroine, Ivy. That said, I adored this book and was not at creeped out by the age difference.
Brock is shocked to learn that his long time friend passed away and left Brock guardianship of his daughter. Brock does not understand why his friend would ask him to do that, but Brock does not say no. Unfortunately, Brock has no idea how to take care of the girl. A girl, he mistakingly assumed was a child.
When Brock sees Ivy for the first time, he is beyond surprised and not a little dismayed that Ivy, although very young compared to his own age, is a legal adult. She is beautiful and Brock is instantly dismayed by the instant bolt of lust and desire that nearly overcomes him.
Ivy is not happy that she has to live with Brock in order to meet the conditions of her father’s will. Ivy has plans for her future and they do not include Brock.
Sometimes plans change.
To say that Ivy and Brock got off to a rocky and tense start would be an understatement. There was so much tension between them; sexual and otherwise. Overtime they learned to be civil to each other and shortly after became friends. However, they could not remain in the ‘friend’ zone for long. No matter how hard they tried.
Once Brock and Ivy came together (no pun intended 😉 ) the story moved along pretty quickly. In my opinion, there was little to no angst. The intimacy between Brock and Ivy was sexy and hot. I appreciated that Ivy was very mature for her young age which helped set my mind at ease concerning the large age difference.
Also, I thought the writing flowed very well considering this book was written by an author duo. I am definitely planning to read more from Remy Blake in the future.
Guardian was a very sweet, sexy, enjoyable book; one you will love and reread over again.
*I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this novel. My opinions are honest and unbiased*
Remy Blake is a bestselling male and female author duo who paired up because two dirty minds are better than one. Bringing readers short reads, filled with taboo story lines.
In her spare time, she is a dedicated LGBTQIA rights activist with a special focus on the thousands of rejected and abandoned kids who end up on the street every year. To support the cause, 25% of the royalties from every book go to LGBT charities.