Friday, September 25, 2020

New Covers for these 5 STAR Reads by Jay McLean




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๐˜พ๐™๐™š๐™˜๐™  ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐˜ผ๐™ˆ๐˜ผ๐™•๐™„๐™‰๐™‚ ๐™ฃ๐™š๐™ฌ ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ซ๐™š๐™ง๐™จ ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ƒ๐™€๐˜ผ๐™๐™๐˜ผ๐˜พ๐™ƒ๐™€ ๐˜ฟ๐™๐™€๐™ ๐™—๐™ฎ ๐™…๐™–๐™ฎ ๐™ˆ๐™˜๐™‡๐™š๐™–๐™ฃ! ๐™„๐™ฃ ๐™–๐™™๐™™๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ฃ๐™š๐™ฌ ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ซ๐™š๐™ง๐™จ, ๐™ƒ๐™€๐˜ผ๐™๐™๐˜ผ๐˜พ๐™ƒ๐™€ ๐˜ผ๐™‰๐˜ฟ ๐™ƒ๐™Š๐™‹๐™€ ๐™ž๐™จ #๐™๐™๐™€๐™€ ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง ๐™– ๐™ก๐™ž๐™ข๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™š๐™™ ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ข๐™š!

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I freaking love these books. Connor and Ava are adorable.
With the Heartache Duet, Jay McLean balances the heavy with the hopeful and the loss with the love and gives us characters who find their happily ever after. 
A new favorite.

My 5 Star Reviews


๐™ƒ๐™š๐™–๐™ง๐™ฉ๐™–๐™˜๐™๐™š ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ƒ๐™ค๐™ฅ๐™š (๐˜ฝ๐™ค๐™ค๐™  1) 
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Ava Diaz needs saving.
She just doesn’t know it yet.
Just like she doesn’t know a thing about the boy she sits next to on the first day of senior year.
He thinks she’s a brat.
She thinks he’s entitled.

Maybe first impressions don’t always last…

Because Connor Ledger’s about to save her.
He just doesn’t know why.


๐™๐™ž๐™ง๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™๐™ค๐™ง๐™š๐™ซ๐™š๐™ง (๐˜ฝ๐™ค๐™ค๐™  2)
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BLURB

There are no more goodnight kisses. 
No knocks on windows.
No lengthy text messages.
No late-night phone calls. 
And no game day balloons. There’s just Connor.
And Ava.

Existing in a world filled with nothing but heartache.
While searching the darkness for glimmers of hope.
Because with hope, comes magic.

And magic is forever.

**๐™๐™ž๐™ง๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™๐™ค๐™ง๐™š๐™ซ๐™š๐™ง ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™จ๐™š๐™˜๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™—๐™ค๐™ค๐™  ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ƒ๐™š๐™–๐™ง๐™ฉ๐™–๐™˜๐™๐™š ๐˜ฟ๐™ช๐™š๐™ฉ, ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ข๐™ช๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐™—๐™š ๐™ง๐™š๐™–๐™™ ๐™–๐™›๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง ๐™ƒ๐™š๐™–๐™ง๐™ฉ๐™–๐™˜๐™๐™š ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ƒ๐™ค๐™ฅ๐™š.



GIVEAWAY

To celebrate Heartache Duet's new covers, Jay McLean is giving away a $50 Amazon Gift Card! Stop by her Facebook page to enter!



Writer. Reader. Mom. Wife. Master of awkward Sarcasm.Jay McLean is a full-time reader, writer of New Adult and Young Adult romance, and skilled procrastinator. When she’s not doing any of those things, she can be found running after her three boys, investing way too much time on True Crime Documentaries and binge-watching reality TV.

She writes what she loves to read, which are books that can make her laugh, make her hurt and make her feel.

Jay lives in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, in her dream home where music is loud and laughter is louder.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020

KISS MY CUPCAKE by Helena Hunting - New Release Excerpt

 

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Is it possible to have her cupcake and eat it too?

Kiss My Cupcake, an all-new laugh-out-loud standalone romance filled with witty banter and white-hot sexual chemistry from New York Times bestselling author Helena Hunting is available now!

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Blaire Calloway has planned every Instagram-worthy moment of her cupcake and cocktails shop launch down to the tiniest detail. What she didn’t plan on? Ronan Knight and his old-school sports bar next door opening on the very same day. He may be super swoony, but Blaire hasn’t spent years obsessing over buttercream and bourbon to have him ruin her chance at success.

From ax throwing (his place) to frosting contests (hers), Blaire and Ronan are constantly trying to one-up each other in a battle to win new customers. But with every clash, there’s also an undeniable chemistry. When an even bigger threat to their business comes to town, they’re forced to call a temporary time-out on their own war and work together. And the more time Blaire spends getting to know the real Ronan, the more she wonders if it’s possible to have her cupcake and eat it too.

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Excerpt

I take a bite, not as big as I originally intended, because that’s probably what she expects and I want to prolong the agony of her anticipation as much as I humanly can. I intend to tell her it’s just okay, except the moment the flavors hit my tongue I groan. Loudly. “Oh my God,”I mumble, crumbs tumbling out of my mouth and sprinkling all over the counter. Which I realize is disgusting.

But Blaire doesn’t seem to care. She grins widely, satis- faction and triumph making her face even more stunning. I consider asking what this is, but decide I don’t care enough to stop eating it. There’s coffee in the icing, but it’s not overly sweet, it’s light and buttery and decadently creamy. The cake practically melts in my mouth, hints of . . . whiskey, cocoa and vanilla and with the next bite I get a hit of creamy custard with a gentle hint of . . . almond.

Blaire doesn’t seem to notice the mess I’m making. At all. She’s sucking on her bottom lip and bouncing on the balls of her feet. Her lip pops free, teeth marks still evident. “Enjoying yourself.”It’s not a question, more of an accusation.

I want to shove the rest of it in my face instead of answering, but I lift my hand to cover my mouth so I can ask a question instead of affirm what she clearly already knows. “What is it?”

A slow smirk spreads across her lips.

She doesn’t say anything right away, so I jam the rest of it in my mouth. Half of me wants to beg her for more, but I know if I do, then somehow I’ve managed to give her the upper hand. Which is ridiculous. It’s just a cupcake, and regardless of what she thinks, we’re not really competing with each other. For the YouTube thing sure, but I don’t see how she can win against me and my kickass cool bar and the axe throwing. And now the whole live bands idea and karaoke.

The cupcakes-and-cocktails theme is cute. But that’s about all it is.

I try to keep my groan in this time, but a sound of contentment slips out.

“So you like my screaming orgasms?” she asks.

Which is when I start coughing. I also try to inhale with food in my mouth and choke. And cough some more. Blaire takes a step back since I’m spraying the counter with half- chewed cupcake. It’s a travesty because I want that all in my belly and not on the counter.

“Are you okay?” she asks when I continue to cough for another solid fifteen seconds.

“Yeah.” Cough. “I just”—cough—“didn’t expect that.”

“It’s the name of the cupcake,” she informs me.

“I figured, since you didn’t scream even once.”

“I’m not a screamer.” Her eyes flare, as if she didn’t mean for that to slip out.

Now it’s my turn to smirk. “Is that right?”

She spins around, but I can see her face in the mirrored wall in front of her. Her ears have gone red and she mutters something to herself, nabbing the box from the bar behind her. She rolls her shoulders back and turns to face me again. Her cheeks are the same color as her ears. She drops the box unceremoniously on the counter. “I figured you’d want more than one.”

“Yes. Definitely.” I nod.

“Multiples really are the best.” Her cheek tics, and the tips of her ears look as if they’re going to light on fire and take all her hair with it. I wonder how much product she uses to keep it looking so perfect and if it’s soft to the touch or not.

“I love multiples.” Both the giving and the receiving. I leave that part out, because I would prefer to eat the cupcakes, not wear them, and I feel like we’re suddenly treading a very fine line. Either that or we’ve already jumped right over it. I shake my head to clear it. “Uh, what do I owe you?”

“Those are on the house. Enjoy your night.”

Blaire usually happily charges me full price for my cupcake addiction. Although she does tend to toss in an extra one for good measure. I’m tempted to ask if I’m going to end up hogtied in the trunk of a car if I eat the rest of these, but I figure that might be pushing it. “I can’t imagine anyone has ever said no to free multiple screaming orgasms.”

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About Helena Hunting

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of PUCKED, Helena Hunting lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She writes contemporary romance ranging from new adult angst to romantic sports comedy.

Connect with Helena

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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

It's Release Day! KISS MY CUPCAKE by Helena Hunting

 



"A laugh-out-loud romance full of charm, wit and magic. A thoroughly delicious read."

 --LJ Shen, USA Today bestselling author

Kiss My Cupcake, an all-new witty, opposites-attract standalone romance from New York Times bestselling author Helena Hunting is available now! 

 

Blaire Calloway has planned every Instagram-worthy moment of her cupcake and cocktails shop launch down to the tiniest detail. What she didn’t plan on? Ronan Knight and his old-school sports bar next door opening on the very same day. He may be super swoony, but Blaire hasn’t spent years obsessing over buttercream and bourbon to have him ruin her chance at success.

 

From ax throwing (his place) to frosting contests (hers), Blaire and Ronan are constantly trying to one-up each other in a battle to win new customers. But with every clash, there’s also an undeniable chemistry. When an even bigger threat to their business comes to town, they’re forced to call a temporary time-out on their own war and work together. And the more time Blaire spends getting to know the real Ronan, the more she wonders if it’s possible to have her cupcake and eat it too.

Download your copy today! 

 

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2LhYU0S

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About Helena Hunting 


New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of PUCKED, Helena Hunting lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She writes contemporary romance ranging from new adult angst to romantic sports comedy. 


Connect with Helena

Instagram: http://bit.ly/2kN5wdZ

Twitter: http://bit.ly/2mloUim

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Another Preston Brothers Book is Here! LEO by Jay McLean

 


๐—•๐—ฅ๐—”๐—ฉ๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—ฌ. ๐—•๐—ฅ๐—”๐—ฉ๐—”๐——๐—ข. ๐—•๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—ง๐—›๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—›๐—ข๐—ข๐——.

LEO by Jay McLean is live!! Don’t miss the third book in the New Adult/Coming of Age Series, The Preston Brothers!!


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One single summer changed them forever, and one moment of devastating silence destroyed it all. 

 

Growing up with six siblings, Leo Preston has always struggled to find his voice.

While his brothers are loud, greedy, and somewhat obnoxious, Leo is forever the quiet one.

The thinker. 

The listener. 

He watches his life pass by as an outsider in his own world, absent and alone. 

Lost.

Until he finds her. 

 

For Leo, Mia Kovรกcs is like a prize, a gift wrapped in passion and devotion.

And she’s his—his very own secret he doesn’t have to share. 

Together, they can overcome anything…

heartache and destruction, guilt and regret. 

 

Mia gives Leo everything he didn’t know he needed, including her fragile heart. The only thing she doesn’t give him... 

are secrets of her own. 


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Writer. Reader. Mom. Wife. Master of awkward Sarcasm.

Jay McLean is a full-time reader, writer of New Adult and Young Adult romance,

and skilled procrastinator. When she’s not doing any of those things, she can be found running after her three boys,investing way too much time on True Crime Documentaries and binge-watching reality TV.


She writes what she loves to read, which are books that can make her laugh, make her hurt and make her feel. Jay lives in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, in her dream home where music is loud and laughter is louder.

 

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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Review: PARADISE COVE by Jenny Holiday




PARADISE COVE

by Jenny Holiday

Publication Date: July 28, 2020

Published by Forever

Pages: 368

Source: Publisher | Netgalley

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Synopsis


From the USA Today bestselling "master of witty banter" (Entertainment Weekly) comes a hilarious and heartwarming romance about a big city girl who never expected to find the man of her dreams in the tiny town of Matchmaker Bay.

Dr. Nora Walsh has just been dumped in spectacular fashion, making it the perfect time for a major life change. She figures taking over the medical practice in tiny Matchmaker Bay for a couple of years will help her get over her broken heart, and then she can head back to the big city. But when the first man she sees looks like a superhero god, she wonders if maybe there's something to small-town living after all.

Jake Ramsey also has a broken heart -- one he never expects to heal. He doesn't need people anyway and is content hiding out in his secluded cottage on the beach. But after helping Nora with a medical emergency, he finds himself opening up to the witty, warmhearted doctor. Soon the local matchmakers are working overtime to pair them off, and Jake begins to wonder if his campaign to get Nora to stay is for the town or because he can't bear the thought of her leaving.


My Thoughts


There are books that come to me during times of my life exactly in the moment when I need them. Jenny Holiday's Paradise Cove is one of those books. I connected to the main character, Jake, on an emotional and human level and his experience in grief help to give me words for what I'm feeling and trying to recognize and acknowledge. I know that I will continue to turn to this book in those unsteady moments.

And I loved the friendship between Jake and Nora and how they could rely on each other for comfort - it was intuitive and came naturally. And I especially love it when the friendship turns to more and I get to experience that along with the characters.

Paradise Cove is full of real human moments of grief and pain, but it's also full of real human moments of love and humor and friendship.

I can easily say that Paradise Cove is one of my new favorite books. It helped me find solace in a moment that I desperately needed it and for that reason this book will always remain close to my heart.


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



Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Cover Reveal: LEO by Jay McLean

COVER REVEAL


                      BRAVERY. BRAVADO. BROTHERHOOD.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Coming AUGUST 11 from Jay McLean is LEO, the third book in the New Adult/Coming of Age Series, The Preston Brothers.⠀⠀⠀⠀

LEO is a story for the forgotten ones. The ignored. The lost. The ones trying to find who they are without the people around them. Spanning a decade, this is a tale of friendship, first loves, heartbreaks, destruction... and everything in between.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Available on Kindle Unlimited
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Available now on Kindle Unlimited.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
One-click Lucas (Book 1): mybook.to/lucas
One-click Logan (Book 2): mybook.to/logan



BLURB:

One single summer changed them forever, and one moment of devastating silence destroyed it all. 

Growing up with six siblings, Leo Preston has always struggled to find his voice.
While his brothers are loud, greedy, and somewhat obnoxious, Leo is forever the quiet one.
The thinker. 
The listener. 
He watches his life pass by as an outsider in his own world, absent and alone. 
Lost.
Until he finds her. 

For Leo, Mia Kovรกcs is like a prize, a gift wrapped in passion and devotion.
And she’s his—his very own secret he doesn’t have to share. 
Together, they can overcome anything…
heartache and destruction, guilt and regret. 

Mia gives Leo everything he didn’t know he needed, 
including her fragile heart. 
The only thing she doesn’t give him... 
are secrets of her own. 



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Writer. Reader. Mom. Wife. Master of awkward Sarcasm. 
Jay McLean is a full-time reader, writer of New Adult and Young Adult romance, 
and skilled procrastinator. When she’s not doing any of those things, 
she can be found running after her three boys, 
investing way too much time on True Crime Documentaries 
and binge-watching reality TV.
She writes what she loves to read, which are books that can 
make her laugh, make her hurt and make her feel.

Jay lives in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, 
in her dream home where music is loud and laughter is louder.

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/ 

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