16 March 2018

Release Day Review: Switch Hitter by Sara Ney

Happy Release Day to Switch Hitter by Sara Ney! If you've read the Team Player anthology, you'd probably have already come across this swoon-worthy novella. But if you haven't, now's the perfect time to one-click the sh*t out of this super sexy novella! Because, why not?

Switch Hitter
by Sara Ney
Genres: Romance, ContemporarySports, New Adult

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I knew something was wrong the second she walked in the door tonight; I just couldn’t put my finger on what it was.

Same hair color.
Same legs.
Same face.

Except…I look harder.
At the small dimple beneath her lip that wasn’t there the last time we went out. And her laugh—that laugh isn’t as loud.

This isn’t the girl I’ve gone out with the past few weeks.
It’s her twin sister, and they’ve switched places on me.

Only I’m not quite ready to let them switch back.
I received a review copy courtesy of the author/publisher. This does not affect my opinion or views regarding the book whatsoever.

Reasons to Read Switch Hitter:

1. Twin Switch! After Lucy double books herself a date, she forces Amelia to pretend to be her to go on a date with dashing 'Dash'. Funnily enough, Amelia's the serious and bookish kind, everything her party girl twin isn't. But while she's unsure how to pull this off, Amelia puts on a brave face because it's just one date, right? 

2. Dante 'Dash' Amado is freaking divine. If you're a sucker for Latino boys, Dante will sweep you off your feet. This Spanish-speaking Adonis is incredibly sexy, charming, sweet, and the kind of boy you'd take home to mama. He's incredibly attentive too since he immediately notices the differences between Amelia and Lucy during their dates. He's the perfect book boyfriend, y'all! 

3. The sexual tension is off the charts hot! I'm not about to drop a spoiler, but Sara Ney did not play at all. My Kindle could've caught on fire because of Amelia and Dante's explosive chemistry. Especially when Amelia starts speaking a little bit of Spanish too. Me gusta

4. Switch Hitter is a novella, so it's a really quick read. While I do wish it could've been a full-length novel instead, Sara Ney delivered this story to a T and is the perfect read to pick up if ever you're going through a slump. It's also apparently an introduction to Ney's upcoming 'Jock Hard' series. You surely wouldn't want to miss out on that one especially if you're a sucker for sexy sports romances.  

5. It's available on KU so you better one-click it now!!!--



ABOUT SARA NEY
Sara Ney is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the How to Date a Douchebag series, and is best known for her sexy, laugh-out-loud New Adult romances. Among her favorite vices, she includes: iced latte's, historical architecture and well-placed sarcasm. She lives colorfully, collects vintage books, art, loves flea markets, and fancies herself British.

She lives with her husband, children, and her ridiculously large dog.

12 March 2018

Two Wedding Crashers by Meghan Quinn + Excerpt!

Two Wedding Crashers (Dating By Numbers #2)
by Meghan Quinn
Published on March 11th, 2018
Genres: Romance, Contemporary

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I don’t know what love is anymore.

Well, that’s not entirely true, but I’m going to tell you a little secret: I’ve lost the spark.

You know the kind of spark I’m talking about?

Where butterflies take flight in your stomach from two hands innocently colliding. Or catching your breath when you first meet someone attractive. Yeah, that spark.

Except I haven't felt that feeling in forever; there is nothing left inside of me.

Normally, this wouldn’t be a problem--but I’m a writer on a serious deadline, and my editor is breathing down my neck for a romantic, Nicholas Sparks type love story. No pressure, right?

That's how I find myself flying across the country to crash a wedding in the name of research, dress and heels stuffed into my small suitcase.

It should be the easiest book research ever. Drinking some free champagne, basking in the love of two strangers, and tapping into my romantic side. That will be a breeze. I'm a pro. I can handle this.

Until I mistakenly end up in the wrong hotel room, naked as the day I was born, with the sexiest human I have ever met staring me down, wondering what I'm doing taking a shower in his bathroom. I don't think calling it research will get me out of this pickle.


I received a review copy courtesy of the author/publisher. This does not affect my opinion or views regarding the book whatsoever.

Two Wedding Crashers features the 'holiday fling' trope, which of course isn't new, but Quinn's take on it is incredibly entertaining, making this book very unputdownable. I devoured this book in one sitting and I nearly cracked a rib from laughing too much.

Rylee is in a romance author with a deadline and is in desperate need of a story. Funnily enough, she takes up her best friend's suggestion to crash a wedding at Key West in an attempt to gather inspiration. One plane ride later, followed a hotel room mix-up, she meets Beck, another 'wedding crasher'. Their meet-cute is definitely an unforgettable experience. Sparks fly but their fling is obviously short-lived because once the wedding's over, they're back to their separate lives... or so they think.

While Quinn's humour isn't for everyone, it does all wonders for me and her characters never cease to entertain. Rylee is a total hoot and a character I can relate to on a spiritual level. She's witty and slightly crass with an incredible sense of humour, and she matches Beck so well. Upon meeting Beck in Three Blind Dates, I knew I'd love his character right off the bat. Described as 'The Rebel', he definitely completes the whole alpha male hero checklist: rides a motorcycle? Check. Long hair, slicked back, white t-shirt? Check (Got that reference right there? Hah!). But there's so much more to his character than the bad boy persona and Quinn surely gives us more insight into his story.

Quinn's romantic comedies are without a doubt the best I've ever read. While it's so hard to pick a favourite, Two Wedding Crashers would have to be it. It's got everything I look for in a romance: heart-warming characters, intense sexual chemistry, hilarious and witty banter, and the right amount of angst. Let's not forget the side characters that nearly got me falling off my chair from too much laughing. Yep, the only downside to reading Quinn's books is that you could be prone to injury... No joke.

If you're a fan of giggle-snort romantic comedies, Two Wedding Crashers is for you. This romantic and swoon-worthy novel will surely leave you wanting more! It can also be read as a standalone! And while you're at it, make sure you read the rest of her books. You won't regret it!

Buy Links: Amazon US / Amazon UK / Amazon CA / Amazon AU 

Read my review of Three Blind Dates. 


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Chills scream their way down my arms and legs, my nipples pucker, and just like that, with one word, all humor vanishes from our little conversation and awareness of this all-consuming man wrapped around me hits me hard.

Gathering myself, I say, “Tell me something Chris and Justine know about you.”

“Hmm.” His thumbs hook under the waistband of my shorts, playing with the lower part of my hipbones. His touch spurs on my pelvis, needing to rock, begging for him to go lower. My toes curl in my sandals and my back slightly arches, reaching for more. “Something they know about me.”

His mouth doesn’t stray from its position against my ear, and his hips start to slowly move underneath me, his legs tangling with mine. Involuntarily, one of my hands hooks the back of his neck as I hold on tightly to him, feeling like I need support from the onslaught of sensation I’m feeling.

I hear him say something, but it doesn’t register in my brain, which has turned to mush as his thumbs stray from my hipbones to right above my pubic bone.

There is no denying how turned on I am, how wet I am from his mere touch, how much—despite my reservations—I want this man.

With each stroke, my head turns farther and farther to the side until our noses are touching, Beck’s head bends forward to meet me halfway. My eyes flutter shut for a brief moment before I open them and am captured by those flecks of green and gold.

The air stills around us, our breath mixing, swirling between us, our lips so close.

One swipe of this thumb.

Another one.

I can’t breathe.

I can’t focus.

Another swipe, my head leans even closer, my tongue wetting my lips.

One more swipe...

My heart hammers in my chest, my skin prickling with awareness.

Beck brings his mouth even closer, only a whisper away now, and he waits.

Holding still.

His breathing feeling erratic beneath me.

One.

More.

Swipe.

And I’m gone.

I bring my mouth to his, slowly parting my lips ever so slightly, just enough to maneuver my mouth across his.

A low, provocative moan escapes Beck as one of his hands snags the back of my head and holds me in place, almost as if he lets go, I’ll disappear.

Needing more, I shift on his lap so I’m straddling him once again, my hands on his bare chest, feeling the powerful sinew that holds him together.

Our lips press and mold, mingling, taking, begging...

Desperate.

Beck’s tongue runs against my bottom lip, eliciting a moan from deep within me, lighting a fire so hot, so wild, my hands start to travel up his neck to his cheeks where I grip him, positioning his head so when I open my mouth, I can expertly dive my tongue onto his.

He groans, his lap shifting against mine now, his hard-on pressing against my wet and throbbing center. I match his rocking, using my position on his lap to take advantage of his length I can feel through his board shorts.

This is exactly what I didn’t want to happen, but God, am I happy it has. Maybe I really should live in the moment, maybe I should take advantage of the opportunity, maybe I should…




ABOUT MEGHAN QUINN


Born in New York and raised in Southern California, Meghan has grown into a sassy, peanut butter eating, blonde haired swearing, animal hoarding lady. She is known to bust out and dance if “It’s Raining Men” starts beating through the air and heaven forbid you get a margarita in her, protect your legs because they may be humped.

Once she started commuting for an hour and twenty minutes every day to work for three years, she began to have conversations play in her head, real life, deep male voices and dainty lady coos kind of conversations. Perturbed and confused, she decided to either see a therapist about the hot and steamy voices running through her head or start writing them down. She decided to go with the cheaper option and started writing… enter her first novel, Caught Looking.

Now you can find the spicy, most definitely on the border of lunacy, kind of crazy lady residing in Colorado with the love of her life and her five, furry four legged children, hiking a trail or hiding behind shelves at grocery stores, wondering what kind of lube the nervous stranger will bring home to his wife. Oh and she loves a good boob squeeze!


01 March 2018

Cover Reveal: Switch Hitter by Sara Ney


Hey Mischievous Readers!

If you're a fan of new adult... or Sara Ney... or basically just sports romances... you've probably read Team Player, a sports romance anthology featuring a lot of my one-click authors! If you have (or haven't either way, is fine), because Sara Ney's novella, Switch Hitter, is releasing as a solo novella on March 15th and I'm so excited to share with you its super sexy cover! 


SWITCH HITTER
Expected Publication: March 15th, 2018
I knew something was wrong the second she walked in the door tonight; I just couldn’t put my finger on what it was.

Same hair color.
Same legs.
Same face.

Except…I look harder.
At the small dimple beneath her lip that wasn’t there the last time we went out. And her laugh—that laugh isn’t as loud.

This isn’t the girl I’ve gone out with the past few weeks.
It’s her twin sister, and they’ve switched places on me.

Only I’m not quite ready to let them switch back.


ABOUT SARA NEY

Sara Ney is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the How to Date a Douchebag series, and is best known for her sexy, laugh-out-loud New Adult romances. Among her favorite vices, she includes: iced latte's, historical architecture and well-placed sarcasm. She lives colorfully, collects vintage books, art, loves flea markets, and fancies herself British.

She lives with her husband, children, and her ridiculously large dog.

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17 February 2018

Brooklynaire by Sarina Bowen & Excerpt!

Brooklynaire (Brooklyn Bruisers #4)
by Sarina Bowen
Published by Rennie Road Books on February 12th, 2018.
Genres: Romance, Contemporary, Sports

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You’d think a billion dollars, a professional hockey team and a six-bedroom mansion on the Promenade would satisfy a guy. You’d be wrong.

For seven years Rebecca has brightened my office with her wit and her smile. She manages both my hockey team and my sanity. I don’t know when I started waking in the night, craving her. All I know is that one whiff of her perfume ruins my concentration. And her laugh makes me hard.

When Rebecca gets hurt, I step in to help. It’s what friends do. But what friends don’t do is rip off each others’ clothes for a single, wild night together.

Now she’s avoiding me. She says we’re too different, and it can never happen again. So why can’t we keep our hands off each other?

I received a review copy courtesy of the author/publisher. This does not affect my opinion or views regarding the book whatsoever.

Brooklynaire is a sure treat for avid Sarina Bowen readers, especially those who love the Brooklyn Bruisers series. I recently binge-read the whole series, which has left me incredibly hungover and praying for this series to never end... and for Sarina Bowen to never stop writing.

In Brooklynaire, Sarina Bowen finally gives her readers what they've been screaming for: Nate and Rebecca's happy ever after.

This fourth Brooklyn Bruisers novel can be read as a standalone, but I strongly suggest because why would you eve want to skip the rest of the books advice reading the previous books, especially Pipe Dreams (book three) because they're both set in the same timeline--just based off different couples.

In the previous books, Sarina Bowen has teased her readers with glimpses of a possible budding romance between Nate--tech tycoon and owner of the Brooklyn Bruisers hockey team--and Rebecca--his assistant and the team's office manager. Fair warning; lots and lots of pining involved in this friends to lovers romance. It's so good, it just hurts so bad. Like a LANY song.

While these two aren't my favourite couple (Patrick and Ari all the way!), falling in love with Nate and Rebecca as individuals and as a couple are just too easy. Funnily enough, they're quite the definition of opposites attract. With Nate being the nerdy tech genius, who mostly likes to keep to himself and often gets lost in his own thought bubble, it's just so hard not to want to keep him in my pocket forever. Becca, on the other hand, is such a relatable character. Despite being quite the klutz, she's really good with looking after people and putting others' needs first, especially with Nate and her freeloading family.

The slow burn is real. First of all, Nate has been pining for Becca for seven years ever since she started working for him as his assistant, while she just has. No. Idea. It's such a struggle watching Nate pine for Becca because all you just want is to pray for Nate to finally confess his feelings. An opportunity arises when Becca injures herself quite seriously and Nate steps up to make sure she gets the best possible care i.e. making her stay in his mansion and getting checked by a head injury specialist. If that's not romantic, I don't know what is.

Brooklynaire will make you ooh and ahh over lots of witty banter, sweet stolen kisses, steamy hotel room romps... and hockey, of course. Meeting Bingley, the Siri-like robot system created by Nate (think Iron Man--Jarvis!), is also a treat! Everyone from the previous books makes a regular appearance too.

If you're a romance reader and haven't read this series, you're totally missing out. The Brooklyn Bruises series is incredibly addicting and unputdownable. Personally, I'd never want this series to end but Sarina Bowen does seem like she's got more tricks up her sleeve. All we gotta do is just... wait.

Buy links: Amazon / Barnes & Noble


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I grab a towel off a waiting stack of them and toss it onto the edge. “You can sit and put your feet in.”

She’s wearing a short little knit dress that’s been making me crazy all evening, so it would be easy enough for her to strip off those stockings, sit on the towel, and drop both feet in. 

And that’s what she does. She eases one stocking down over a smooth knee and tugs it off.

I don’t want to stand there staring like a middle-school boy. Okay, I do want to. But I don’t want to make her uncomfortable. So I go over to the sound system instead, and I set my phone on the speaker and cue up a really old playlist. One she’ll recognize. 

When I turn around again, she’s seated on the towel, both legs hanging down into the churning water.  “Ah. Wow.” She looks up at me, her eyes sparkling. “Nice place you got here.”

“Isn’t it?” I toe off my shoes and kick them to the side.

The first song comes on, and it’s a Macklemore tune that we used to play far too often in our first office. Rebecca laughs immediately. “You didn’t! I haven’t heard this playlist in forever. But I’ll bet I still know every transition. Lady Gaga is next.”

“She sure is.”

Rebecca kicks her feet, making a splash. “I have a little confession to make.”

“What’s that?” I loosen my tie and slide the knot out.

“Well…” She grins up at me. “I used to have a crush on you. Back in the early days.”

My hands freeze on the tie silk. “Get out of town. You did not.”

“No, I really did.” Her cheeks are pink. “That first year especially. But you were taken, and you were my boss. Those two things made it pretty easy to tamp down, when you’re a practical girl like me.” 

I walk over and drop down beside her, my back to the water, though, because I’m still wearing trousers and socks. “So how does that work, exactly?”

“What?” She gives me a sidelong glance, but then looks away again and won’t meet my eyes.

“How do you stop wanting someone? I’m a practical person, but I don’t see how that makes it any easier. Nothing seems to mute the raging attraction I have for you.”

Her chin turns quickly toward me, and I seize the opportunity to kiss her. And it only takes one kiss—one slide of my lips over hers, and I’m on fire again. 

We’re facing opposite directions, so it’s awkward as hell. But I don’t even care. I take greedy sip after greedy sip of her mouth, until she pulls back to stare at me. Her color is high and her eyes are bright and happy. “This is like Twister.”

“It’s better,” I correct. Lady Gaga comes on, just as Becca said she would. “Are we getting into this pool or what?” 

Becca kicks a foot in the water. “I’m tempted. But I don’t have a bathing suit.”

“Oh, snap.”

She smiles and shakes her head. “Are you really getting in?”

“We don’t have to.” I’m never going to pressure her.

Her fingers trail across the surface of the bubbling water. “But this is an adventure, right?”

“Right.” I stand up and remove my socks. She’s watching me. And I can’t read her expression. “What?”

“Just wondering what else you’re going to take off.” She smiles. 

“Come here.” The order rolls off my tongue. 

But Rebecca doesn’t blink. She gets up and turns toward me, curiosity in her eyes. 

“You tell me. What am I taking off?”

She puts two hands tentatively on my chest, and I make myself be patient. Everything I ever wanted is on the other side of this moment. I just need us to break through this awkwardness—the “will we or won’t we” tension.  

Her fingers find the top button of my shirt. “I’m not getting in the water unless you are.”

That’s a compromise I can live with. I find my lower shirt buttons and work upwards, until we meet in the middle. She pushes the two halves of my shirt apart and runs a hand down my bare chest. 

My inner caveman stands up and cheers.



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ABOUT SARINA BOWEN

Sarina Bowen is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance and New Adult fiction from the wilds of New England. Sarina enjoys skiing, coffee products and a nice glass of wine. She lives with her family, six chickens and more ski gear and hockey equipment than seems necessary.

Her Ivy Years and Brooklyn Bruisers books are hockey romance novels. These two connected series began breaking hearts in 2014 with The Year We Fell Down. Her book HIM co-written with Elle Kennedy won the Romance Writers of America's RITA® Award.


03 February 2018

Most Likely to Score by Lauren Blakely

Most Likely to Score
by Lauren Blakely
Published on January 8th, 2018
Genres: Romance, Contemporary, Sports

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It seemed like a good idea at the time...

As the team's publicist, I need a football player to be the face of our charity calendar, and Jones Beckett needs a savvy PR woman to manage his new sponsorship deal. A simple give and take, and I'm sure I'll have no problem following my iron-clad rule -- don't date a player. And never ever fall for one. No matter how charming, big-hearted and devilishly clever the man is.

But you know what they say about best laid plans...

Once I start spending my off-season days and nights with Jones, I'm following a whole new playbook, one that has me falling hard for the incorrigible flirt -- heart, body and mind. That's against the rules, and now what seemed like a bright idea has turned into a dangerously forbidden one.

It was supposed to be an I-scratch-her-back-she-scratched-mine kind of arrangement. And man, did Jillian ever drag her nails down my back on one hell of a hot night. Okay fine, it was several hot nights on the road. Now we're back in town and it's time to set the play clock back to when we were simply player and publicist. Given the way the last few years have gone, I can't risk this deal. Trouble is, I want more than just another night with her. What's a guy to do when he's always been most likely to score, but the woman he's falling for is off limits?


Lauren Blakely has done it again! I've always looked forward to her books, especially her recent releases because they've all been the bomb dot com, and Most Likely to Score is no exception.

Everything about Most Likely to Score is a total favourite: a steamy off-limits romance between a sexy football superstar and the team’s smart and savvy publicist featuring a few adorable furry friends.

While Lauren Blakely has already teased some subtle flirting between Jones and Jillian in Most Valuable Playboy, nothing about it has prepared me for all the sizzling attraction and explosive chemistry between these two in Most Likely to Score.

There’s no denying Jones Beckett has it real bad for Jillian Moore. He’s done everything to get her attention, from posing (and strutting) bare naked (very subtle) and throwing his towel—quite literally… but she just won’t budge. Funnily enough, Jillian also feels the same way but dating a football player while being the team’s publicist isn’t exactly professional. But a new project involving cleaning up Jones’ wild-child image and a few adorable pets that have got them working together closer than ever just shows their self-control isn’t exactly as strong as they thought.

Jones and Jillian are the type of characters you’d root for to be together. They’re just so perfect for each other! While I’m all for total alpha male heroes in my romance novels, there’s still nothing way better than a man who’s both charming and incredibly grounded. Jones Beckett is the dream. He might initially come off as the typical flirty football superstar with a slight penchant for hooking up, but he’s incredibly kind, a total witty goofball, and a family man (and my ovaries just burst right then and there).

Jillian Moore would have to be one of my favourite characters ever written by Lauren Blakely. First things first, she’s Chinese and was adopted by an American couple as a baby. I love that she’s seriously driven when it comes to her career and her job as the PR person for The Renegades, but she never comes off as icy. As a matter of fact, she’s adored for her nice personality. Her love for her family and her adorable quirks, especially her fascination for Chinese lucky charms, are other things to love about her.

Most Likely to Score is all types of fun and flirty; a sports romantic comedy you shouldn’t dare miss out on. You’ll fall in love with both Jones and Jillian, and their sexy Secret Love Song-ish romance. Don’t fret, the romance is definitely free of over-the-top drama but will surely leave you swooning. A total page-turner you won't regret picking up!

BUY LINKS: Amazon / Barnes & Noble

ABOUT LAUREN BLAKELY

A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that's hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family and has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 85 times, and she’s sold more than 2 million books. In December she’ll release THE V CARD, a sinfully sexy standalone.

23 January 2018

About That Kiss by Jill Shalvis + Excerpt!

Happy Book Birthday to Jill Shalvis' latest addition to the Heartbreaker Bay series, About That Kiss! I've been so in love with the Heartbreaker Bay series so I'm excited to share with you my review and an exclusive excerpt of this new swoon-worthy romance!

About That Kiss (Heartbreaker Bay #5)
by Jill Shalvis
Published by Avon Books on January 23rd, 2018.
Genres: Romance, Contemporary, Chick Lit.

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When love drives you crazy . . .

When sexy Joe Malone never calls after their explosive kiss, Kylie shoves him out of her mind. Until she needs a favor, and it’s a doozy. Something precious to her has been stolen and there’s only one person with unique finder-and-fixer skills that can help—Joe. It means swallowing her pride and somehow trying to avoid the temptation to throttle him—or seduce him.

the best thing to do . . .

No, Joe didn’t call after the kiss. He’s the fun time guy, not the forever guy. And Kylie, after all she’s been through, deserves a good man who will stay. But everything about Kylie makes it damned hard to focus, and though his brain knows what he has to do, his heart isn’t getting the memo.

… is enjoy the ride.

As Kylie and Joe go on the scavenger hunt of their lives, they discover surprising things about each other. Now, the best way for them to get over “that kiss” might just be to replace it with a hundred more.

I received a review copy courtesy of the author/publisher. This does not affect my opinion or views regarding the book whatsoever.

The Heartbreaker Bay series is a new favourite of mine. Ever since I watched The Trouble With Mistletoe on Passionflix, I knew I had to get my hands on this series and voila, I binge-read the books because I just couldn't put them down! They're just that good. I can't get enough of Jill Shalvis' writing and I'm totally disappointed I didn't pick up her books sooner.

About That Kiss is a swoon-worthy, slow-burn romance, coupled with a little bit of mystery. If you've read the previous books, you'll understand Kylie and Joe are friends... well, sort of...and it seems like there's a little bit of tension going on between them because of a 'kiss' which apparently happened not too long ago. So, when Kylie enlists Joe's help to find the penguin carving that's been stolen from her, they're both forced to put their 'differences' aside.

Frankly speaking, the idea of Joe and Kylie as a couple was never under my radar when reading the previous books, but there's no denying I was really intrigued as to how Jill Shalvis was going to bring these two headstrong characters together.

I really enjoyed getting to know Kylie and Joe's character more. In the past books, Kylie has been introduced as the cute and quirky friend with an adorable rescue named Vinnie (I've been imagining him as a teacup chihuahua mix because he fits in her pocket but apparently he isn't! My whole life has been a lie!). She's the type of girl who doesn't really care much for appearance, especially being someone who works in a male-dominated industry--she's a woodworker! I love that we get to see more of her quirky side, especially when she begins to spend more time with Joe during their 'stakeouts' as they search for her missing penguin.

Meanwhile, it's no surprise Joe comes off as a total alpha male, especially because of his career as a former soldier, but he's also a total goofball and a sweetheart. He's serious and makes sure his head is in the game when needed. We also find out that he's a very family-oriented person, because not only does he watch out for his younger sister, Molly, he also cares deeply for his father who suffers from PTSD. It's very heartwarming to read about characters who care so much about their family.

Jill Shalvis writes slow burn romances so good, she'll definitely leave you satisfied. I absolutely loved how Kylie and Joe's relationship developed slowly as they continue to spend time with each other. No complications--none of that annoying push and pull. I just wish we caught a glimpse of how the 'kiss' happened because there's barely any interaction between just the two of them in the previous books. Not unless they're with friends. But there's no denying the chemistry between them is off-the-charts hot! The sexy times are an absolute thumbs up!

And speaking of friends, a Heartbreaker Bay novel isn't complete without the rest of the squad! These are my people and I love them so much! Jill Shalvis sure knows how to write lovable characters you'll never forget... not to mention their adorable fur-babies. I just can't get enough of them!

About That Kiss will definitely go down as a memorable read this 2018. It's a romantic read coupled with steamy scenes, witty dialogue, a little bit of action (Maybe Jill Shalvis should consider writing romantic suspense novels) and lots and lots of kissing! I want more of this series, I don't want it to ever end!

EXCERPT

“What kind of a kiss?” he asked. She was momentarily bewildered. “I don’t know. It was a kiss. A normal kiss. A nice kiss.” She cocked her head at him. “How many kinds of kisses are there?”

He just looked at her for a long moment before coming toward her. He backed her to the wall and pressed his big hands on either side of her head. “There are many kinds of kisses,” he said.

Her breath had backed up in her throat, where her heart had lodged, pounding wildly.

“S-s-such as?”

“Such as this one.” And then he leaned in and covered her mouth with his.

Only when he’d thoroughly plundered and pillaged and left her boneless did he lift his head and look into her eyes.

“Wow,” she whispered, fully aware she was still holding on to him like he was a lifeline, but the bones in her legs had liquefied. “I mean . . .” She shook her head. “Wow.” 


He nodded. “Yeah. So to be clear, that wasn’t ‘a normal kiss’ or even ‘a nice kiss.’ It was a ‘wow’ kiss. Any questions?”


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

JILL SHALVIS

New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold and visit her website, www.jillshalvis.com, for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.