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New Release: “Slow Burn” Series: Breathing Hearts #2, by Author: A.K. MacBride, Genre: Angsty Romantic Comedy, is #AvailableNow ~ @a_macbride and @GiveMeBooksPR

 
 
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Title: Slow Burn
Series: Breathing Hearts #2
Author: A.K. MacBride
Genre: Angsty Romantic Comedy
Release Date: February 25, 2021
 
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My new neighbor ticks all the right boxes.

 

Tall – check.
Muscular – check.
Tatted – double check.
Until he opens his mouth.
Adam is grumpy, rude, and obnoxious as hell.
He’s the kind of guy who deserves double fisted middle fingers.
And I really should tell him exactly where he can shove his insults.
Instead, I bite my tongue.
He intrigues me and I can’t fight the need I have to find out what caused the pain so evident in his dark eyes.
Soon the thick hungry flames surrounding Adam consume me.
I should’ve known better.
Because when you play with fire, you’re bound to get burned.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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“Sorry,” was my weak reply. In my defense, having him all up in my space like he was was a little bit unnerving. It also gave me the perfect opportunity to notice things I hadn’t before. Like the fine lines framing his eyes or the light dusting of freckles that spread from one cheek to the other. And then the stubble covering his jaw that seemed to have a mixture of dark brown and golden strands.

 

I wanted to drag my palm over it and feel if it was as prickly as his personality. My gaze slipped to the scars on his neck. The thick welts covered his left side and disappeared into his shirt. A quick glance confirmed that they spread all the way to his left elbow.

 

 

 

 

 

What happened to you?

 

The question was there on the tip of my tongue. It was a damn miracle I didn’t voice it.
“Did your momma never teach you it’s rude to stare?” His voice boomed, pulling me out of my musings. I blinked once, twice, then two more times. The jaw I’d been studying seconds ago was set, the muscle ticking away like a timer of a bomb.
Then his words registered.
Squaring my shoulders, I tilted my head back and gave him a glare of my own. “No. Just like yours never taught you any manners.”
A thrill danced down my spine when his eyes widened just a smidge at the tone of my voice. I was pretty sure Mr. Big and Intimidating wasn’t used to people calling him on his BS.
Like he’d done the other day, he thrust Sheldon into my arms. Our hands touched for a fraction of a second, but it was enough to set my pulse on fire.
“Next time I see him on my property, he won’t be so lucky,” my grumpy ass neighbor growled.
I hugged my dog closer, feeling a mixture of relief and something else I couldn’t quite put my finger on. “If you hurt him, I’ll hurt you.”
His lips twitched. I wasn’t sure if he was holding back a smile or a snarl. “I’d like to see you try.” Spinning on his heel with grace no man his size should have, he strode to the fence between our properties and hopped right over it with zero effort.
Big, loud sirens went off in my head. That man was trouble with a capital T.

 

 

 

 

 

I think I like trouble.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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She likes her coffee big and strong and her chocolate sinfully dark.
Living in a small town in South Africa, she’s afforded the luxury of being surrounded by mountains and waking up to birds singing their morning songs.
In addition to her coffee and chocolate obsession, she can’t say no to cheesecake or pastry.
When she is not creating emotional reads that tug on heartstrings, she’s busy being a wife to her best friend and a mom to a sassy little girl (whom she wouldn’t want any other way).
 
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New Release: “Toxic” Series: Thanatos MC #1, By Author: Cole Lepley, Genre: New Adult/MC Romance, #AvailableNow ~ @cole_lepley @Givemebookspr

 

 
 
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Title: Toxic
Series: Thanatos MC #1
Author: Cole Lepley
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Release Date: February 16, 2021
 
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Sloan Prescott is done with bad boys and bad choices. When she moves to Arizona, she’s looking for a fresh start, far away from her drug dealing ex and all the complications that went with him. She doesn’t have the stomach for a life of uncertainty. 

 

 
Flynn Davis is the President of the Thanatos Motorcycle Club, one of the most feared and revered organizations in Arizona. As such, he’s used to getting what he wants from whoever he wants whenever he wants. 
 
When Flynn and Sloan have a chance encounter in a coffee shop, sparks fly. Sloan wants nothing to do with the arrogant man who screams trouble and reminds her of the past. But Flynn loves nothing better than a challenge, and Sloan just threw down the gauntlet.
 
 
 
 
 
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Cole Lepley is a contemporary romance author of bad-ass alpha heroes, a whole lot of drama, and happy endings. She writes realistic relationships that you can’t help but fall in love with.
 
 
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New Release: “Torque” A Bad Boy Next Door Romance, Series: Burns Brothers #4, By Author: Gillian Archer, Genre: Contemporary Romance, #AvailableNow ~ @gillianarcher #GiveMeBooksPR

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Title: Torque: A Bad Boy Next Door Romance
Series: Burns Brothers #4
Author: Gillian Archer
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 18, 2021
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She’s his little sister’s best friend—totally off limits. But then again, this tattooed bad boy has never followed the rules.
 
Maddie:
I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t in love with Nathan Burns. We met when I was six and twenty years later, I love him still. But he’ll never see me as anything other than his little sister’s best friend—a pest—if he even thinks of me that much. I’ve got to face facts. He’s not into me. He’ll never be into me.
It’s beyond time to move on.
Nathan:
I swear I blinked and my little sister’s best friend—a woman who’s about as off-limits as it can get—grew up. And she’s hot as hell. When did that happen? It doesn’t help that she’s everywhere now—at our weekly family dinner nights, sleeping on my brother’s couch next door, lying out in our complex’s swimming pool in a barely-there bikini. And who are these losers hanging around her lately? None of them are worthy of the woman she’s become. Then again, neither am I.
And when I stumble across her profile on a hook up app, all bets are off.
*Can be read as a standalone

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To say I wasn’t in a great mood would be an understatement. I went to bed pissed off at my brothers, the production company, and most of the world—and woke up the same way. If not worse.
Although the honey sunning at the side of the pool was a pleasant distraction.
Hello, hottie.
I couldn’t see her face—she was on her stomach with her head turned away from the building, but her body was banging—curvy and plump in that way that got me hard with just one look. Her dark chocolate hair was up in one of those messy buns girls liked to do to keep their hair out of their face. It was easy to imagine it coming down her back in a luscious curtain. And me holding it in a fist as I knelt behind her…
Fuck.
I hadn’t met whoever had moved into the end unit, but it was past time that I introduce myself.
Ducking inside, I stripped down, pulled on board shorts and my favorite pair of flip flops. After grabbing a towel, some book Sabrina had been nagging me to read, and a pair of sunglasses, I shut and locked my door behind me and made for the pool.
I didn’t have any kind of a plan. Didn’t know what I was going to say. Or do. I figured I’d just wing it.
Reaching the condo’s pool, I tossed my stuff on a lounger. Ms. Hottie was in the same place, only now her head was turned the other way, so I still couldn’t see her face. From all appearances, and despite the book next to her, she was sleeping.
I didn’t want to look like the creeper I was clearly being, so I did the only thing I could think of.
I jumped in.
Diving into the deep end, I started swimming laps. My arms and legs moving in a comfortable rhythm. Soothing. After the second lap, I forgot about the beautiful girl I wanted to talk to. After about the fifth lap, I forgot my anger with my brothers. After the tenth, I forgot about my rage against our producer, James. After my twentieth lap, my stomach started growling.
Damn, I was hungry.
Resting my arms against the edge, I panted a little and took a break. My stomach growled again. Or maybe I was done. I needed breakfast.
“I didn’t know you kept up with your swimming,” Maddie’s voice sounded from my left.
I turned my head and because of the quick glimpse of her I got, I lost my grip. I plunged back into the pool with a splash, water invading my lungs.
Ms. Hottie was Maddie.
Maddie.
As in my little sister’s best friend, Maddie.
The revelation looped in my brain as I fought back to the surface. Breaking through, I coughed as I tried to breathe again. I pulled myself up onto deck, splayed out on my belly. But I didn’t stay there long.
Hands pulled against torso, urging me to my side. I blinked, and Maddie’s face came into focus as she hovered worriedly above me.
“Oh my god. Are you okay? Did you hit your head or something?”
I tried to scoff, but it came out a rough cough and forced more liquid outta me.
“Let’s get you into the recovery position. Hand under your head and this leg bent.”
My eyes crossed as Maddie leaned over me, her plump breasts straining against her itty-bitty bikini and only centimeters from my mouth.
When the hell did little Maddie Roberts get a body like that?
Christ, how had I missed all of this?
“Nathan? Nathan, are you okay? Oh god. I’m just gonna run in and grab Hope. She’s taken some first aid classes for the Boys and Girls Club. She’ll know what to do.”
The panic in her voice snapped me out of my haze. “Maddie, I’m fine.”
My wheezing breaths belied my words, but I’d stopped her from racing away.
Although, given the way her tits bounced with only a few steps, I was kinda sad when she stopped moving.
Fuck, what was wrong with me? This was my little sister’s best friend. Maddie firmly belonged in the friend zone. No matter how little her bikini was and how deliciously she filled it out.
Friend. Zone.
Right, my dick mocked as it pressed against my board shorts. I’d like to get friendly with her.
Fuck my life.
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When Gillian’s not pounding away on the keyboard, she can be found surfing the couch indulging in her latest reality tv fixation, baking something ridiculously tasty (and horrible for her waist line) or snuggling with her husband.
Home is currently in the wilds of Nevada with her amazing husband, ridiculously cute kiddo, and goofy dog.

New Release: “Forever After All” By Author: Catharina Maura, Genre: Contemporary Romance, Marriage of Convenience Romance, #AvailableNow ~ #CatharinaMauraAuthor @GiveMeBooksPR

Title: Forever After All
Author: Catharina Maura
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 17, 2021
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From the author of The Tie That Binds comes another spellbinding marriage of convenience novel.
Elena
I’m ready to sacrifice my dignity if it will save my dying mother. Or so I convinced myself as I walked into a gentlemen’s club, ready to trade my body for my mother’s life.
I didn’t expect Alexander Kennedy to be there. I didn’t expect him to stop me. And I certainly didn’t expect him to propose a marriage of convenience.
Alexander
Elena Rousseau, a heiress fallen from both riches and grace.
I know she’s not right for me – she’s far from the meek trophy wife I’m after. But if she’s going to sell herself to anyone, it’ll be me.
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Cover Reveal: “The Right Time” Series: Perfect for You #2, By Author: Amanda Siegrist, Genre: Contemporary Romance, Release Date: March 2, 2021, @amanda_siegrist @Givemebookspr

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Title: The Right Time
Series: perfect for you #2
Author: Amanda Siegrist
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Amanda Siegrist
Release Date: March 2, 2021
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The plan: Organize an epic birthday party without spilling the massive secret—that has nothing to do with the party.
Time Frame: Two weeks.
Plan a party? Check.
Try not to think about the man she can’t have? Check.
Suddenly accept said man’s proposal. Check.
Wait…what did Mia Carter do? There was no way she could marry Jaxson Brandt. It would never last. Nothing in her life ever does. They weren’t even dating. They couldn’t go from just friends to marriage. She’ll just have to tell him she changed her mind. If only he’d give her a chance to do so. But between planning a birthday party and trying to keep her bestie from finding out they’re getting hitched, she can’t seem to find the right time. He’s making it his mission to show her what love is truly about—something she’d never had before. She’s just not sure it’ll be enough to convince her.
Warning: This is not a full romcom. While it has moments of humor, it also has a twist of angst. Okay, now you can dive in, you’re prepared!
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“Jaxson?”
“Sorry, go back to sleep.” He kissed her forehead before grabbing his phone from the floor in his pants pocket.
He knew he wouldn’t be going back to sleep. A phone call this late was never a good thing. After getting information from his captain, he hung up, rolling back toward Mia.
She snuggled in his embrace, making him hate the fact he had to leave.
What would the distance do to them? Would she change her mind? Because he wouldn’t doubt it. He had felt her hesitate several times throughout the evening. Her eyes sparkling with uncertainty as if questioning her decision to take a leap of faith and marry him.
Was he rushing things? Hell, yes. He wouldn’t deny it.
Did he regret it? Not one bit.
He’d been using kid gloves with her since the beginning. It didn’t work. He was jumping all in. He wasn’t backing down about anything. He’d be in her face twenty-four-seven if he had to be.
“I have to go. A case popped up.”
“I’m sorry to hear that.” The shiver that wracked her body made him think she was more than sorry. That she felt the loss deep down in her bones.
Because Mia knew loss. She knew heartache and the horror another person could display.
But she also knew love and caring.
If only she could give it to more than one person—Gabby.
Well, she did give it to him. Last night. Sure, she only said she loved him once, but he’d get her to say it again. And again. And again for the rest of his life. He wouldn’t accept anything less.
“How about I pick you up after your shift and we go out to eat? Maybe celebrate the news with Gabby and Dane.”
Although he didn’t voice the last part as a question, it still came out tentatively. He didn’t want to hide anything from Gabby, but if Mia didn’t want to say anything yet, he’d respect her wishes.
“Should we tell them so soon?”
“Considering you have two dresses to design, I’m going with yes.” Then he sealed his words with a searing kiss, hoping to dissuade any other response from her.
His heart wouldn’t be able to take it if she wanted to keep what was happening between them a secret. But he’d understand if she did. She was nervous. Shy. It was a lot to take in. Hell, he hadn’t even processed it. How could one process the love of their life actually loved them back, especially after being pushed away for so long?
Well, okay, a few months wasn’t that long, but in his head, it felt like centuries. Before that, he had lived years with his love for her to himself. Not even Gabby knew how he had felt.
Shit. He didn’t have a ring either. He had to buy her a ring to make it official. Later today, he’d get her a ring and it should calm some of her worries. Hopefully. Maybe. Hell, he was winging everything here, hoping she didn’t call it all off and tell him to go away and never come back.
“I’ll call you later. I need to go, though.”
She nodded, her eyelids droopy, as he crawled out of bed. It was better she didn’t answer. He probably wouldn’t like the answer, and maybe it wasn’t how she truly felt. She was half asleep right now. When she woke up tomorrow morning, she’d have a clearer head and he’d be able to read her better. In the dark, he couldn’t see the true depths of her eyes and what she was thinking. Mia might think she hid her feelings from the world, but when it came to him, he always felt like he could read her like a book—most of the time, anyway.
Which was why he never told her how he felt. He always knew she wouldn’t take it well, and she hadn’t.
She was his now. She said so, and he’d do anything to keep it that way.
(Copyright © 2021 Amanda Siegrist)
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I’m a USA Today Bestselling Author that loves to write sweet contemporary romance and romantic suspense novels, although I am partial to romantic suspense. Honestly, I love anything that has to do with romance. As long as there’s a happy ending, I’m a happy camper. And insta-love…yes, please! I love baseball (Go Twins!) and creating awesome crafts. I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, working in that field for several years before I became a stay-at-home mom. I have a few more amazing stories in the works. If you would like to connect with me or see important news, head to my website at http://www.amandasiegrist.com. Thanks for reading!
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Cover Reveal: “Not Pretending Anymore” By Authors: Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland, Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance, Release Date: April 12th 2021 ~ @PenelopeAuthor @ViKeeland @GiveMeBooksPR

 

 
 
Title: Not Pretending Anymore
Authors: Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Sommer Stein, Perfect Pear Creative
Release Date: April 12, 2021
 

 

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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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PENELOPE WARD
 

 

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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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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New Release: “My Only Regret” Series: Love is Love #2, BY Author: Leigh Lennon, Genre: MM Romance, #AvailableNow ~ @4leighlennon @GiveMeBooksPR

Title: My Only Regret
Series: Love is Love #2
Author: Leigh Lennon
Genre: MM Romance
Release Date: February 11, 2021
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Dallas:

He’s the one that got away. But, Banks Weston is more than just the man who got away. I let him go. He’d been ready to share with the world his true self, living life openly. He’s loud and proud. It’s all the many things I’m not. It took me a while, but I did it—everyone knows I’m gay. I want him back. My betrayal broke his heart. No—I obliterated it. But somehow, our paths cross again, and we have a reason to come together and pretend we’re something we’re not. Though in my heart, I’ll always hope for the second chance I don’t deserve.
Banks:
I both hate him and love him all at the same time. His arrogant smirk, the way he rakes his hands through his hair when he’s nervous, and how he lightens any situation with his humor—are just a few things I miss about Dallas Phillips. I won’t let him suck me in again by his charming nature. My guard is up. I’m standing firm. That is until we find a reason to be together. We’ll have to fake it, showing the whole world that we’re a couple. Then again, it won’t be hard because my heart has never stopped loving him.
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Leigh Lennon is a mother, veteran and a wife of a cancer survivor. Originally with a degree in education, she started writing as an outlet that has led to a deep passion. She lugs her computer with her as she crafts her next story. Her imaginary friends become real on her pages as she creates a world for them. She loves pretty nails, spikey hair and large earrings. Leigh can be found drinking coffee or wine, depending on the time of the day.
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New Release: “Kickstart My Heart” Series: Burgers and Brew Crüe #1, BY Author: Lacey Black, Genre: Contemporary Romance, is #AvailableNow ~ @AuthLaceyBlack @GiveMeBooksPR

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Series: Burgers and Brew Crüe #1
Author: Lacey Black
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 9, 2021
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Walker 
There’s nothing better than a packed house on a Saturday night, and co-owning the hottest restaurant and bar in town with my best friends, isn’t so bad either. We put everything into Burgers and Brew. My job is to keep the alcohol moving and the patrons coming back for more. I won’t let anyone break my focus.
That was until I saw her.
As much as I try, I can’t fight it. Mallory makes me crave a future I never wanted for my own.
Now, I want it all.
Mallory 
When I started my new job at a local specialty burger restaurant, I wasn’t expecting to find a tall, dark, and devastatingly handsome distraction in the form of Walker Meyer. He’s one of the owners, which means hands off. Only problem, it’s a lot easier said than done.
Especially when he’s so good with my daughter.
I try to keep him at a distance, but he’s insistent, slowly breaking down every one of my walls. He’s fighting to convince me I can trust him with not only my heart, but my daughter’s too.
I pray he’s right.
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Chapter One
Walker
At exactly eleven o’clock, I slip a quarter into the old jukebox on the back wall. The bar is silent as they await tonight’s selection. My bar, my choice, and tonight, I’m feeling a little rowdy. The opening melody of “Dr. Feelgood” blasts through the speakers, resulting in a loud cheer from tonight’s patrons. As I make my way back behind the bar, I get a few high fives from the guys and even more phone numbers slipped into my palm from the ladies. I wish I could confirm they’re all single, but the truth is they’re not.
Just a typical Saturday night at Burgers and Brew, the place I co-own with my three best friends. We all have our forte within the business, and mine’s behind the bar. Mixing drinks and slinging beers. That’s my life, and damn, what a life it is.
I slap Jasper on the back as I slide under the bar and jump right back in to filling drink orders. Everyone’s singing along, word for word to the ol’ 80’s hair band tune, as part of our weekend ritual. It’s an ode, a salute to our college days and the band we all grew up listening to. We built this business, taking an old brick building in downtown Stewart Grove and turning it into a staple.
Jasper’s the man in the kitchen, the one who comes up with the mouthwatering burger creations we’re known for. Isaac is the numbers guy, the man who keeps us in the black and our taxes completed on time. Jameson’s the muscle because he’s big and tattooed. But he’s more than that. Jameson is talented as fuck with a guitar and serves as our house musician Friday and Saturday nights. Then there’s me. Walker Meyer, bartender extraordinaire, who keeps the beer flowing, the panties melting, and the tips rolling in.
We’re the Brew Crüe, and damn proud of it.
“Dance, dance, dance, dance,” the crowd starts to chant, encouraging me to do what I do every weekend when we play Mötley Crüe.
Dance.
When I glance over at Jasper, he’s already shaking his head, but there’s no missing his wide grin. He knows what’s coming. Placing my hands on the bar top, I jump, hoisting myself up on the aged oak. Patrons erupt into cheers as I grin down at them. Mostly, at the ladies. The single ones and even the not-so-single ones. No, I’m not taking any of them home, but that doesn’t mean I can’t give them one hell of a show.
I twist my ballcap around so it’s on backward and start to swing my hips. Mama blessed me with moves, which helps almost double my tips every night. Women go crazy for a man who can dance. That’s evident by the number of panties that’ll be thrown behind the bar in a matter of moments.
Swaying my hips, I do a little dip and grind, popping my ass out and sending the ladies in the front row into cardiac arrest. They scream and reach for my pant legs, digging their nails into the denim. Instead of shaking them off, I wink and carefully walk a few steps away. Then, when we get to the refrain in the song, I throw my arms out to the side and belt out the words, everyone singing along with me.
It’s like karaoke.
But better.
As the song winds down, I steal the drink in Jasper’s hand and hold it up over my head. Everyone in the bar does the same. We sing. I dance and drink. The panties start flying.
(Excerpt – Kickstart My Heart, Burgers and Brew Crüe book 1 © Lacey Black)
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Lacey Black is a Midwestern girl with a passion for reading and writing. She carries her e-reader with her everywhere she goes so she never misses an opportunity to read a few pages. Always looking for a happily ever after, Lacey is passionate about contemporary romance novels and enjoys it further when you mix in a little suspense. She resides in a small town in Illinois with her husband, two children, and a chocolate lab. Lacey loves shooting guns and should only consume one mixed drink because she’s a lightweight.
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📝Review📝: “My Only Regret” (Love is Love #2) By Author Leigh Lennon, #MMRomance ~ Release Date: February 11th 2021, My Rating: 4.5 ~ @4leighlennon @GiveMeBooksPR

My Only Regret
Love is Love #2

By
Author Leigh Lennon

Purchase/PreOrder: My Only Regret

Genre: MMRomance #SecondChanceRomance

POV: First-person dual perspectives

My Rating: 4.5

Cover: 5

Publication: February 11th 2021

Read: February 6th 2021 *Review copy provided by Give Me Books PR

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Synopsis:

Dallas:
He’s the one that got away. But, Banks Weston is more than just the man who got away. I let him go. He’d been ready to share with the world his true self, living life openly. He’s loud and proud. It’s all the many things I’m not. It took me a while, but I did it—everyone knows I’m gay. I want him back. My betrayal broke his heart. No—I obliterated it. But somehow, our paths cross again, and we have a reason to come together and pretend we’re something we’re not. Though in my heart, I’ll always hope for the second chance I don’t deserve.

Banks:
I both hate him and love him all at the same time. His arrogant smirk, the way he rakes his hands through his hair when he’s nervous, and how he lightens any situation with his humor—are just a few things I miss about Dallas Phillips. I won’t let him suck me in again by his charming nature. My guard is up. I’m standing firm. That is until we find a reason to be together. We’ll have to fake it, showing the whole world that we’re a couple. Then again, it won’t be hard because my heart has never stopped loving him.

My 📝Review📝:

4.5 Stars
Incredibly written, heartfelt story of love, loyalty, and forgiveness. Although, to my frustration, the forgiveness didn’t come for a long time.

My Only Regret by Leigh Lennon is my first book by her. While there were a couple of aspects of this book that frustrated me, this author’s writing talent had me engaged from the very first pages and I hated that I had to put this book down several times due to the domestic responsibilities in my life. Otherwise, I could have easily devoured this book in one sitting. If I could only give you only one bit of advice, it would be to find a quiet place where you could read uninterrupted. This book was really engaging.

From the blurb, you know that Dallas left Banks. And that is all I can say because that situation is very complicated. Was I angry with Dallas for his behavior? Oh, yes, definitely because there were other ways to handle the situation. Unfortunately, Dallas made a very poor choice and paid the price. He paid that price throughout most of the book, too, which did not make me happy. I thought that bit of the story was overdone and monotonous; I came to that conclusion by the last chapters.

Banks was destroyed after Dallas left him. And I was team Banks for the first part of the book. However, I felt Banks took stubbornness to a whole new level. I also felt he was selfish at times, too. By then I was team Dallas. Again, I won’t give you details but other than these two small issues I had with the story, My Only Regret was a great book.

This book touches on more than one topic. Aside from supporting the LGBTQ+ community, Dallas and Banks are helping two children. These two children and their state in life broke Dallas and Banks’ hearts as well as mine. And here is where the story becomes even more complex and intense. This book was so much more than a romance. In addition to angst, there are serious elements and a dangerous situation that will keep you turning pages.

I’m truly sorry if my review is vague but I don’t want to spoil any of this incredible story for you. I am very happy to have discovered this author. I am planning to go back and read book one in this interconnected series and am looking forward to book three as well. My Only Regret is one of my favorite reads of 2021 thus far. Definitely in my top five despite my minor complaints.

This is my honest and unbiased review and I thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂

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