Friday, June 26, 2020

Review: TEST DRIVE by Samantha Chase




TEST DRIVE

by Samantha Chase

Publication Date: June 23, 2020

Pages: 282

Source: InkSlinger PR

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Synopsis


Willow Andrew’s life is a hot mess.

Coming from a family of successful professionals, the fact that at twenty-seven she still doesn’t know what she wants to be when she grows up doesn’t sit well. Desperate not to disappoint her grandmother, she invents a fake boyfriend so Gammy won’t worry so much. It seemed a victimless lie... until Gammy announced that Willow AND her boyfriend needed to be present at her 75th birthday party. Or else. Out of time and options, Willow turns to the sexy bartender she’s been secretly crushing on for help.

Levi Sullivan has his life in order and thrives off helping others.

In fact, he would do anything to help out a friend. But he’s angling for far more than friendship with Willow. Entranced by the clumsy beauty since the first time he watched her trip over nothing, he happily agrees to a chance to spend more time with her. Fake romance or not, he’s determined to use their long-distance road trip to turn a game of pretend into something more.

Warning—the roads ahead will twist and turn with laugh-out loud moments and sizzling chemistry. But traffic should be aware, the journey ahead is far more important than the destination.

My Thoughts


TEST DRIVE is a fun romantic comedy and third book of the RoadTripping series.
 I just love the fake romance trope, so when you add a road trip and a few sing-alongs, this makes for a delightful read. I could feel the goofiest grin on my face as I read it.

Levi and Willow have a secret fondness for the each other and the opportunity to spend a week together convincing Willow's family they were a couple, honestly there wasn't much faking it. When they decided that they needed to "practice" kissing, you knew that the play acting was over and this was about to get so real.  
 
There was silliness that took place while visiting Gammy and all of her "in the bedroom" talk, it was enough to make you blush. And the ROMEOS protectiveness over Willow and their attempts to give advice to Levi was endearing.  

TEST DRIVE just made me feel good while reading it. I do wish that there had been more actual road trip adventures, but I enjoyed all of the getting to know each other moments that it was still just as satisfying. All in all, TEST DRIVE is a great summer read!


Disclaimer:  I received this e-ARC for review consideration.  I was not compensated in any way other than the e-ARC provided. Thoughts and opinions are my own.


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About the Author


Samantha Chase is a New York Times and USA Today bestseller of contemporary romance. She released her debut novel in 2011 and currently has more than forty titles under her belt! When she’s not working on a new story, she spends her time reading romances, playing way too many games of Scrabble or Solitaire on Facebook, wearing a tiara while playing with her sassy pug Maylene…oh, and spending time with her husband of 25 years and their two sons in North Carolina.


Website: https://www.chasing-romance.com/ 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SamanthaChase3 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SamanthaChaseFanClub/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/samanthachaseromance/ 

Newsletter: https://www.chasing-romance.com/newsletter

BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/samantha-chase



Tuesday, June 23, 2020

It's Release Day! TEST DRIVE by Samantha Chase




TEST DRIVE

by Samantha Chase

Series: Road Tripping #3

Release Date: June 23, 2020


About the Book


Willow Andrew’s life is a hot mess.

Coming from a family of successful professionals, the fact that at twenty-seven she still doesn’t know what she wants to be when she grows up doesn’t sit well. Desperate not to disappoint her grandmother, she invents a fake boyfriend so Gammy won’t worry so much. It seemed a victimless lie... until Gammy announced that Willow AND her boyfriend needed to be present at her 75th birthday party. Or else. Out of time and options, Willow turns to the sexy bartender she’s been secretly crushing on for help.

Levi Sullivan has his life in order and thrives off helping others.

In fact, he would do anything to help out a friend. But he’s angling for far more than friendship with Willow. Entranced by the clumsy beauty since the first time he watched her trip over nothing, he happily agrees to a chance to spend more time with her. Fake romance or not, he’s determined to use their long-distance road trip to turn a game of pretend into something more.

Warning—the roads ahead will twist and turn with laugh-out loud moments and sizzling chemistry. But traffic should be aware, the journey ahead is far more important than the destination.


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About the Author


Samantha Chase is a New York Times and USA Today bestseller of contemporary romance. She released her debut novel in 2011 and currently has more than forty titles under her belt! When she’s not working on a new story, she spends her time reading romances, playing way too many games of Scrabble or Solitaire on Facebook, wearing a tiara while playing with her sassy pug Maylene…oh, and spending time with her husband of 25 years and their two sons in North Carolina.


Website: https://www.chasing-romance.com/ 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SamanthaChase3 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SamanthaChaseFanClub/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/samanthachaseromance/ 

Newsletter: https://www.chasing-romance.com/newsletter

BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/samantha-chase


Friday, June 12, 2020

Cover Reveal: HAPPY SINGLE'S DAY by Ann Marie Walker


Happy Singles Day by Ann Marie Walker 
Releasing January 19, 2021 
from Sourcebooks Casablanca


Single and proud of it! Oh, oops...

As a Certified Professional Organizer, everything in Paige Parker's world is as it should be. Perfect apartment, perfect office, perfect life. And now, the perfect vacation planned to honor Singles Day. After all, what's better than celebrating her pride in being single? Because who needs a man anyway? They have zero taste in quality television, leave the toilet seat up, and sleep with your best friend. No thanks. Her life is fine just the way it is.

As the owner of a now-dormant bed & breakfast, Lucas Croft's life is simple and quiet. It's only him and his five-year-old daughter, which is just the way he likes it. Because who needs a woman anyway? They nag you to clean up your stuff, want the toilet seat put down, and expect the dishes to be done the same day the meal is cooked. No thanks. His life is fine just the way it is.

But when Paige books a room that Lucas' well-intentioned sister listed without his knowledge, their two worlds collide. If they can survive the week together, they just might discover exactly what they've both been missing.

"Adorable, romantic, funny, and sexy!"—Kirkus Reviews for Black Tie Optional

Friday, April 24, 2020

Trailer Reveal: THE TOURIST ATTRACTION by Sarah Morgenthaler


THE TOURIST ATTRACTION 
by Sarah Morgenthaler
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca 
Available: May 5, 2020

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About THE TOURIST ATTRACTION

When Graham Barnett named his diner The Tourist Trap, he meant it as a joke. Now he's stuck slinging reindeer dogs to an endless string of resort visitors who couldn't interest him less. Not even the sweet, enthusiastic tourist in the corner who blushes every time he looks her way…

Two weeks in Alaska isn't just the top item on Zoey Caldwell's bucket list. It's the whole bucket. One look at the mountain town of Moose Springs and she's smitten. But when an act of kindness brings Zoey into Graham's world, she may just find there's more to the man than meets the eye…and more to love in Moose Springs than just the Alaskan wilderness.

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Book Read in 2019

Tracking my reading is a habit that I've continued for the past 13 years. I enjoy looking back over the books I've read and what made me want to read that book in that particular moment. 

2019 was filled with a lot of audiobooks, poetry, graphic novels, and novels that spoke to my heart. Books that came to me in a time that I needed them. 

The date listed is when I finished the book.

January
6: The One You Fight For by Roni Loren 
7: A Love Letter from Girls Who Feel Everything by Brittainy Cherry and Kandi Steiner 
8: welcome to ghost town by Gretchen Gomez 
12: the mermaids voice returns in this one by Amanda Lovelace 
19: Together at Midnight by Jennifer Castle 
23: Only a Breath Apart by Katie McGarry
31: Three Little Words by Jenny Holiday

February
2: You Are Here by Dawn Lanuza 
3: Bad Houses by Sara Ryan and Carla Speed McNeil 
7: Dragonheart by Nikita Gill, Amanda Lovelace, and Trista Mateer 
9: Big Mushy Happy Lump by Sarah Andersen 
10: An Open Suitcase and New Blue Tears by J.R. Rogue 
14: Peyton and Noah by Heidi McLaughlin 
16: The Chaos of Longing by K.Y. Robinson 
17: Speak, The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson 
17: A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi (audiobook) 
20: Lost Soul, Be At Peace by Maggie Thrash 
22: BSC - The Truth About Stacey by Raina Telgemeier 
22: Butterface by Avery Flynn 
25: A Season for Fireflies by Rebecca Maizel 

March
5: The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory
6: Book Love by Debbie Tung 
9: BSC - Mary Anne Saves the Day by Raina Telgemeier 
11: Misadventures of a Curvy Girl by Sierra Simone 
15: Hey Kiddo by Jarrett Krosoczka 
16: The Girl He Used to Know by Tracey Garvis Graves
18: Letting Go is An Acquired Taste by Christina Hart 
19: Empty Motel Rooms Meant for Us by Christina Hart 
25: Audition by Stasia Ward Kehoe
28: Sincerely, by F.S. Yousaf 
31: Last Girl Lied To by L.E. Flynn 

April
7: Meet Cute by Helena Hunting
8: After by Anna Todd
9: Don't Tell Me to Be Quiet by Christina Hart
11: Quiet Girl in a Noisy World by Debbie Tung
15: Lava LAmp Dreams by Blake Sterling
15: Dark Sparkler by Amber Tamblyn
20: Broken Things by Lauren Oliver
20: F*cking Frank by Jen Luerssen
25: 5,331 Miles by Willow Aster
28: Invisible Emmie by Terri Lebenson

May
1: Fighting for Our Forever by Heidi McLaughlin 
1: Runaways, Vol. 1: Find Your Way Home by Rainbow Rowell 
7: Hereafter by Tara Hudson 
9: Ask Me Anything by Molly E. Lee
13: Love from A to Z by S.K. Ali
14: changing with the tides by shelby leigh
19: The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
20: F*ck Love by Tarryn Fisher 
21: With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo (audi0obook) 
26: The Bride Test by Helen Hoang
26: Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me by Mariko Tamaki 

June
7: If It Makes You Happy by Claire Kann
9: The Friend Zone by Abby Jiminez
9: Reason to Breathe by Rebecca Donovan (audiobook)
12: Linx and Bogie: A Ghost in the Glamour by Elizabeth Hunter (audiobook) 
18: The Other Side by Kim Holden 
19: Cactus by Sarah Haywood (audiobook) 
20: Under the Moon: A Cat Woman Tale by Lauren Myracle 
20: God Shaped Hole by Tiffanie DeBartolo
28: Heart Shaped Hack by Tracey Garvis Graves (audiobook) 
28: Heartache and Hope by Jay McLean

July
2: First and Forever by Jay McLean
3: Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey (audiobook) 
6: The Rebound by J.R. Rogue
6: Will and Whit by Laura Lee Gulledge 
12: White Hot Hack by Tracey Garvis Graves (audiobook) 
14: Teen Titans: Raven by Kami Garcia 
15: Page by Paige by Laura Lee Gulledge 
16: Piper by Jay Asher and Jessica Freeburg 
16: What I Leave Behind by Alison McGhee 
20: Gus by Kim Holden
23: The Au Pair by Emma Rous 
24: Lies by Kylie Scott
26: Here We Go Again: My Life in TV by Betty White (audiobook) 
30: I Hate Everyone but You by Gaby Dunn and Alison Raskin 

August
1: My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan (audiobook)
5: Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid (audiobook)
6: Drummer Girl by Ginger Scott
8: Tapping Her by Max Monroe (audiobook) 
19: A Pizza My Heart by Teagan Hunter
31: Puddin' by Julie Murphy

September
1: Debt Free Living by Anna Newell Jones 
2: One Hot Summer (novellas) by Heidi McLaughlin and Danielle Pearl
6: Positively Izzy by Terri Libenson 
8: Flying Couch by Amy Kurzweil 
12: As the Crow Flies by Melanie Gillman 
15: Harley Quinn by Mariko Tamaki 
15: to drink coffee with a ghost by amanda lovelace
17: Super Chill by Adam Ellis 
17: Bloom by Kevin Panetta 
22: The Wives by Tarryn Fisher
22: Sister BFFs by Philippa Rice 
22: Counting Backwards from Gone by Kat Savage 
23: Jersey Six by Jewel E. Ann 
27: Tunnel of Bones by Victoria Schwab (audiobook) 
28: How to Be Alone by Tanya Davis 


October 
2: Six Goodbyes We Never Said by Candace Ganger
4: Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks 
5: 180 Seconds by Jessica Park (audiobook) 
5: Are You Listening by Tillie Walden 
9: Masquerade bt Cyrus Parker
10: Evidence of the Affair by Taylor Jenkins Reid
15: Downfall by Willow Aster
19: Kiss Number 8 by Colleen Veneble, Ellen Crenshaw
25: Elevated by Elana Johnson
26: The Walking Dead Volume 1
31: Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee

November 
3: Never Fall in Love with a Rockstar by Rachel Higginson
5: Bury the Lede by Gaby Dunn
11: Panic by Lauren Oliver
15: Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
17: Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
25: Miles Ahead by Willow Aster

December
6: Regretting You by Colleen Hoover
10: Us by Curtis Wiklund
13: Heidi's Guide to Four Letter Words by Andi Arndt and Tara Sivic
13: The Upside of Falling Down by Rebekah Crane
19: Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover
23: The Mall by Megan McCafferty
28: Finding Cinderella by Colleen Hoover
30: Finding Perfect by Colleen Hoover

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

It's Release Day! MILES AHEAD by Willow Aster

🔥🔥 NEW RELEASE 🔥🔥  

Miles Ahead by Willow Aster is LIVE! 

Get ready for Miles’s happily ever after!

 

Nice guys finish last.
At least that’s how I feel when I watch my ex-girlfriend marry someone else.
But when I’m showing a prime piece of real estate and in walks the most gorgeous woman I’ve ever seen, I don’t really think about nice or my ex or anything but how to get to know her better.
Cort Sellers has baggage of her own—secrets she’s not ready to reveal, and a career that puts her whole life on display—but the more I get to know her, the more I’m willing to do anything it takes to win her heart.

Miles Ahead is a novella spin-off of 5,331 Miles
 
START READING TODAY! Only $.99! FREE on KU!

Catch up on the series with book 1 — 5,331 Miles! FREE on KU!

 
    
 

Willow Aster is a USA Today Bestselling author and host of Living in the Pages podcast. She lives in St. Paul, MN with her husband, kids, and rescue dog.


Listen to her Living in the Pages podcast:
Google Play: http://bit.ly/2SJE7bI

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Cover Reveal: HAWK by Heidi McLaughlin



HAWK
The Boys of Summer #4
by Heidi McLaughlin 
Genre: Sports Romance 
Release Date: November 19, 2019 






It’s another season of Renegade baseball and, as they say, the boys are back in town. All except for all-star pitcher, Hawk Sinclair, who has returned to his hometown and back to the ranch he grew up on to rehab after shoulder surgery.

Real estate agent, Bellamy Patrick, feels like she’s failing at being a single mom. Her son is having a hard time fitting in and she’s hoping that playing baseball will be the answer. When he doesn’t make the team, she’s willing to do anything to help him... except that! And that’s exactly what the little league coach expects.  

When Hawk’s asked to coach a team of misfit kids, he balks...until he sees how the program is run and how boys are left out. That’s when he knows he has no choice but to do the right thing and turn these boys into the players he knows they can be.


AMAZON | APPLE | NOOK | KOBO 





Heidi McLaughlin is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of The Beaumont Series, The Boys of Summer, and The Archers.
Originally, from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell, Buttercup and a Highland West/Mini Schnauzer, JiLL and her brother, Racicot.
When she's isn't writing one of the many stories planned for release, you'll find her sitting court-side during either daughter's basketball games.
Heidi's first novel, Forever My Girl, has been adapted into a motion picture with LD Entertainment and Roadside Attractions, starring Alex Roe and Jessica Roth, in theaters January 19, 2018. 


To stay connected with Heidi visit 
www.facebook.com/authorheidimclaughlin  or heidimclaughlin.com





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