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Meet Me Under the Stars by KD Proctor

Meet Me Under the Stars

by KD Proctor
Publication Date: July 18, 2017
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance

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When ratings for her popular DIY show start to circle the drain after the sudden death of her sister, Charlotte “Charlie” Conti has only one mission—to plan a comeback. But her sister had other plans. As part of the will, Charlie must work with *him* to create a memorial scholarship in her sister’s memory. The same *him* Charlie fell in love with three years ago while working at a summer camp.

The same *him* she dumped, to protect his heart.

Sexy, British player, Nate Walsh, has sixty days to find a new job or he’ll be deported back to England where he’s no longer welcome. He doesn’t have time to work on a memorial scholarship with *her*. The same *her* who shattered his heart without explanation or warning.

The same *her* he’s never gotten over.

Unable to agree on the specifics of the scholarship, Nate and Charlie challenge each other to a winner-takes-all competition. They both know the only way to win is to turn up the heat and tempt one another with the one thing they both want: each other. But as sparks fly, their true feelings resurface. Nate and Charlie must decide if their love is worth the effort and if they can overcome their disastrous past mistakes to spend forever together.

Review by Paula:

Gwen has died and has left a will. In the will Charlie Gwen’s sister and Nate Charlie’s ex have to set up a scholarship fun at Camp Pine Haven and spread her ashes. Of course both don’t exactly want to do it. Charlie dumped Nate to save him. But Nate has no clue why and Charlie is afraid to tell him. A great second chance romance! I could see why Gwen kept her secret but then again I could feel why Nate was too. Both helping Gwen in a way but actually helping each other just like Gwen wanted. 5 stars communication solves everything.

 

About KD Proctor

KD Proctor loved college so much that when it came time to graduate, she didn’t want to leave. Trading in her textbooks for student handbooks and policy manuals, she began a career in College Student Personnel and she fulfilled her wish to stay on a college campus forever. She always joked that one day she’d write a book about college students, never expecting that to come true!

KD lives in West Central, Minnesota with her husband and fur-kids. She likes to write fun twists on the usual tropes that we all love. Her characters are smart, funny, and always swoony. And yes. They always get their happily ever after.

Before being accepted for publication, MEET ME UNDER THE STARS (formerly titled IF YOU’RE EVER IN TOWN) was the 2016 YARWA winner for the New Adult category.

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Malentendido by Mara White

Malentiendido (Misunderstood)

by Mara White
Publication Date: July 22, 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Taboo, Romance

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Whatever force made Lucky, either God or the Universe, wrapped him so tightly around my heart that sometimes I’m suffocating.

Biologically, we are made of too many similar parts, yet our chemistry is like a meteor shower, raining bright sparks of light into the dark night.

But it’s not our biology or chemistry that worries me the most, it’s the physics of our love that goes against the cosmos.

Review by Paula:

This is the continued story of Maldeamores it’s dual POV we get to see how Lucky feels and why he’s trying to protect Belen. Then we see how Belen has tried to go on with her life but Lucky will always will be the one. Two people heartbroken and need each other to live but can they truly be with each other without not thinking it’s nasty?  I loved this taboo story it proves ya never know who you could truly fall in love with. 5 stars

 

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Maldeamores (Lovesick)

by Mara White
Publication Date: June 22, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Taboo, Romance

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Belén: I’ve loved Luciano ever since I can remember, desired him before I even knew what it meant. He’s always been the only man in my life—my constant protector, and his rejection only intensifies my need.

Luciano: I’ve never known a love more fierce than the one I feel for Belén. But I force myself to deny her no matter how much it hurts.

Our love is a sickness and both of us are infected.

Because there’s no cure for being from the same family.

About Mara White

Mara White is a contemporary romance and erotica writer who laces forbidden love stories with hard issues, such as race, gender and inequality. She holds an Ivy League degree but has also worked in more strip clubs than even she can remember. She is not a former Mexican telenovela star contrary to what the tabloids might say, but she is a former ballerina and will always remain one in her heart. She lives in NYC with her husband and two children and yes, when she’s not writing you can find her on the playground.

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Sinner by Jackie Wang

Title: Sinner
Series: A Northbridge Nights Novel
Author: Jackie Wang
Genre: Romantic Suspense/Mystery
Release Date: July 22, 2017


Brandy Paige – “This is such a enjoyable that will give you roller coaster of emotions..”


Excessive Reader – “This book has so many secrets I didn’t see coming, I don’t want to give away any of the fun.”


Natalie – “I enjoyed the twists and turns throughout the book that kept me captivated the whole way through.”

First, he broke my heart. Then, he ripped it out of my chest.

Fifteen years ago, Beckett Longstead broke up with me, then disappeared.

One stormy night, he shows up at my doorstep bloodied and bruised, begging me for help.

I should’ve shut the door in his face. Should’ve left him to bleed.

But instead, I take him in and fix him, just like when we were teenagers.

Beckett has secrets, though, and everything about him screams guilt.

He’s hiding something terrible, but he won’t tell me what.

He claims he can’t remember. That he has amnesia.

He’s sick, plagued by nightmares, and his memory loss troubles me.

But he’s got no one else. 

So against my better judgment, I welcome him into my home, and back into my vulnerable heart.

Little did I know, his sins would destroy us. 

Little did I know, his secrets would ruin everything.

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Review by Paula:

 

Beckett’s childhood has been awful losing his parents, dealing with his sick grandfather and then top it off dealing with a very abusive step mother. Beckett’s  light to the darkness is Terri until Beckett leaves. Fifteen years go by and Beckett is at the door all beaten up and of course Terri takes care of him. But what secrets is Beckett hiding? What happened Fifteen years ago? Can Terri really trust Beckett? My favorite part was when Terri really proved how strong of a woman she truly is and loving! Very intense and shocking moments that had me gasping and turning the pages wanting more! 5 Stars

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JACKIE WANG lives in Vancouver, Canada with her real-life alpha hero and their rambunctious daughter. When she’s not writing, Jackie is binge-reading, gorging on expensive chocolates, or fiddling around with Photoshop.

 

 

 

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The Temptation Saga Series by Helen Hardt

 

The Temptation Saga Series by Helen Hardt
Genre: Contemporary Romance  

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Synopsis

Do you like hot cowboys? 
Steamy stories that tug at your emotions? Then dip into the Temptation Saga, a seven book series written by #1 New York Times bestseller Helen Hardt, which follows two families in the fictional town of Bakersville, Colorado. Though each of the books can be read as a standalone, they are best enjoyed in order. This series will tempt you, tease you, and take you away as you escape into the lives and loves of the McCray and Bay families.Reviews by Paula:

Taking Catie:

Caitlyn is home from being away in Paris for 4 years hoping to get over the crush she had on Chad. When Chad sees Caitlyn he notices how much she’s grown up and wants her. Caitlyn will always love Chad but knows he would commit. A very short romance story that has you hating Chad until finally he wakes up and sees what he could lose. Caitlyn I felt bad for the poor girl but the ending was absolutely perfect. 4 Stars

Tanalizing Maria:
Jeff has loved Maria since they day he saw her 32 years ago but he’s finally home after being in prison for 30 years of a crime he didn’t commit. Maria has loved Jeff the whole time too but she didn’t know what to do being pregnant and him in prison so she lied and Maria said his brother was the father. What happens when all the lies come out? Will Jeff be able to forgive Maria and give her another chance? Will Maria be able to help Jeff with all his darkness from prison? Loved this book very good romance read! 5 Stars

 

Meet The Author: 

#1 New York Times, #1 USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author Helen Hardt’s passion for the written word began with the books her mother read to her at bedtime. She wrote her first story at age six and hasn’t stopped since. In addition to being an award winning author of contemporary and historical romance and erotica, she’s a mother, a black belt in Taekwondo, a grammar geek, an appreciator of fine red wine, and a lover of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream. She writes from her home in Colorado, where she lives with her family. Helen loves to hear from readers.

       

 

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Kiss My Boots by Harper Sloan

 

image001In this second of the sultry, Western-set Coming Home series from New York Times bestselling author Harper Sloan, Quinn Davis might finally have a shot at her own happily-ever-after—but will she let love in, or will she tell it to go ahead and kiss her boots?

Quinn Davis prefers to live her life quietly. She’s the stereotypical tomboy with two overprotective big brothers who have always been there to protect her, especially from devilishly handsome cowboys with silver tongues. That is, until Tate Montgomery comes riding into town. Their first meeting, however, is far from something out of a fairy tale and only further convinces Quinn that men aren’t worth her time.

Tate returns to his childhood hometown to start his life over and get a second chance at happiness. He might not remember Quinn from the summer vacations that he used to spend on his PawPaw’s farm but all it takes is one glance, and he can’t get the raven-haired beauty out of his mind. Can two people who have stopped believing in love take a chance to find it in each other? Or will the pain of the past prove too great a hurdle to conquer?

 

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harper1Harper is a NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL and USA TODAY bestselling author residing in Georgia with her husband and three daughters. She has a borderline unhealthy obsession with books, hibachi, tattoos and Game of Thrones. When she isn’t writing you can almost always find her with a book in hand.

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In the Pursuit of Charity by Alexandria Sure

Title: In the Pursuit of Charity
Author: Alexandria Sure
Genre: New Adult –college/sports
Publisher: Beaumont Tower Press
Editor: Richelle McFate
Cover Designer: Jake Sager
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Blurb:
He expected her to recognize him.
He expected her to be seduced by his charms.
He expected her to fall for him.
Expectations are a funny thing …
When his parents named him Herbert Lincoln James, they already had expectations that Linc would attend an ivy league university and go into politics. Linc didn’t. As captain of his swim team, he was expected to win the big relay to carry his swim team to the state championship for the first time in decades. Linc didn’t. Society expected him to walk past her. He couldn’t.
She expected him to see through her.
She expected him to make her into a joke.
She expected him to be cruel.
Expectations are a funny thing …
Review by Christine:
In the Pursuit of Charity by Alexandria Sure is a sweet love story between two unexpected soon to be graduated college students. Told in the male POV of Linc this story is emotional and thought provoking. Linc’s family has a plan for him but now that he’s almost finished school the last thing he wants to do is follow his mother’s plan. Not in his plan is Alexis and he can’t stop thinking about her. Alexis is shocked by the attention and can’t understand why Linc wants to spend time with her let alone find her beautiful. Linc’s friends and mother don’t agree with his pursuit of Alexis but against the odds, he’s fallen for her but can he show her his intentions are true?

After I finished this story I sat and asked “was it meant to finish like that?” so be prepared for a small cliffhanger. This is a prequel story and I can’t wait for the next installment/conclusion to Linc & Alexis story. I loved this unconventional love story and felt drawn to Alexis character and saw so many similarities to myself. It’s not often I get a chance to read a story with a Plus Size lead who’s the love interest and I loved it! The connection between the two leads drew me into the story and I couldn’t put it down. I can’t wait to see what happens to these characters and where this all leads. 4 Stars for In the Pursuit of Charity by Alexandria Sure

Alexandria Sure is from Michigan and adores her supportive family, her two rescue pups, and her mighty Spartans. Her coffee obsession leads her to writing in local coffee shops where characters come alive between salted caramel lattes and large cups of “cold brew extra cream two Splenda,” which are usually on the counter when she walks in because the baristas know her car. (Thanks, Biggby!)
When she is not writing, she spends a great deal of her time perfecting her craft. She is an active member of Capital City Writers Association and attends several writing conferences each year.
Sure’s first novel, Before Him Comes Me, is an unconventional romance of self-discovery, described by readers as “the first BDSM book with no sex.”
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Playing It Cool by Emily Robertson

 

 

Blurb:

 

Addison has had her future mapped out since she was a little girl – pre-law degree from the University of Nebraska, getting into a top notch law school, followed by a career as a no-nonsense lawyer.  She knows that a husband will come at some point, but she hasn’t figured that part out yet.  One thing is certain, it’s not Bryce Portwood, the annoying class clown in her English class.

 

Bryce has never taken anything too serious.  Life’s too short to get all worked up and never have fun.  The moment Addison Webster opened her mouth, he knew she needed to let her hair down, and he wanted to be the one to help her.  Getting Addison to hang out was easy. Getting her to lighten up and trust him, not so much.

 

Bryce has a plan.  If he can get her to let go and have fun, maybe she’ll see he’s not so bad.  If Bryce can just play it cool, maybe he can prove to her that he can fit into those well-laid plans after all.
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Review by Susan:
I absolutely love this series and I adore Bryce so I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this book, it didn’t disappoint. I love that we get the story of how Bryce and Addison meet, I also love that Bryce had to work hard to get Addisons attention, that she didn’t just fall for his charm straight away. Bryce got Addison to live a little and have some fun, together they bring out the best in each other and Addison was the perfect person to reel Bryce in a little.  We also get a little peek at a young Josh and Jackson, my favourite twins!! I’m sad that this is the end of this series, but I can’t wait to see what awesomeness Emily comes up with next! This really is an amazing series, give it a go, you won’t be disappointed. 5 Stars!
 

 

Excerpt:
“So, Bryce, no last name.  What’s your major?”
“Portwood.”
“I’ve never heard of that?  What’s it good for?”
“No, my last name is Portwood.  I don’t have a major.”
 
The blush bloomed in her cheeks again.  “Oh, do you have any idea what you want to do?”
“Probably something in computers, Professor Umbridge.”
Addison’s eyes popped open, and she tried to say something and then closed her mouth.  Finally, she said, “I don’t know why you’d say that, but whatever.”
“Don’t get so worked up.  It’s just that I’m pretty sure after spending what little time we have together that you don’t really know how to have fun.  That’s no one’s fault.  You’ve just never learned.”
 
“And I suppose you think you can teach me?”
“Well, I am pretty decent at causing trouble.”
“Why am I not surprised?”
“It’s a gift.  A gift I’ve been blessed with.”
“What makes you think I can’t get into trouble?  I’ve gotten into plenty of trouble.”
“Oh yeah,” he said raising an eyebrow.  “Like what?  Blow me away.”
“Well, I…I…” she trailed off.
 
“It’s okay,” he told her as he patted her shoulder.  “We can’t all be awesome.”
“I can do stuff too.”
“Oh, please, don’t do it on my account,” he said, but secretly he was hoping she would.  He would love to see little Addison bust loose.
“I’ll prove it to you, make you a bet.  When I win, you can’t make fun of me anymore, and you’ll owe me something.  I don’t know yet what it’d be, but I’ll think about it and come up with my terms before we start.”
 
“And when I win?” he asked.
“I don’t care what it is because you aren’t winning.”
Challenge accepted.

 

 

About the Author

Emily Robertson graduated from Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas with a degree in Theatre.  She is an avid reader and enjoys reading New Adult and Romance as much as she does writing them.  She currently resides in the Washington D.C. area with her husband and two children.  She loves connecting with and talking to other readers by email, or on Facebook or Twitter.  You can get information on her upcoming works by visiting her website, signing up for her newsletter, or joining her Facebook reader’s group.



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