Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Happy Release Day - Nicole Edwards! JARED IS LIVE!!



JARED 
Release Date: September 20, 2016
Genre: The one with the freaking hot as hell Walker Brothers!

Thats right! if you love the Walker Brothers, then you will love that the Walker stories continue in the Coyote Ridge series and Jared!



JARED 



Release Date: September 20, 2016 
Jared Walker is a single dad who knows what it’s like to be burned by a woman. His ex-wife tormented him in a way that’s unforgivable. It makes sense that Jared doesn’t trust women. He’s not looking for love, but when his cousin Travis puts Jared in charge of the Walker family reunion, Jared just might find himself in over his head. In more ways than one.

Hope Lambert has one goal in life. To keep Dead Heat Ranch prospering. From sun up to sun down, she has a single-minded focus working alongside her four sisters, the job isn’t always easy, but it’s definitely worth it. Hope is convinced she needs nothing more than what’s right in front of her. Until he walks into the stable.

It’s easy to think you know what’s best for you. That is until your heart is put to the test. What happens when the cautious cowgirl and the sexy single dad come face to face? The chemistry threatens to scorch them both. Giving in is easy. Not falling in love is the hard part.

This novel is a Coyote Ridge/Dead Heat Ranch crossover.








JARED (Coyote Ridge/Dead Heat Ranch, 2) Prologue
Two and a half years ago

“WHERE ARE YOU going?” Sable screamed, her voice grating on his last nerve.

“I’m done. Fucking done, Sable,” Jared Walker informed his soon-to-be ex-wife. And that couldn’t come soon enough.

The second his boss had fired him, telling Jared that he could no longer deal with his crazed wife stopping by unannounced every day trying to start a fight, Jared had decided he’d had enough. The guy wasn’t wrong to fire him. Hell, he’d been putting up with Sable’s bullshit far longer than he should have. She was jealous and spiteful and fucking selfish. Yes, that’s what she was.

Damn it.

Everything was just so fucked up. Jared wasn’t sure how things had gone to shit so quickly, but they definitely had. The woman he’d married had shed her skin not two weeks into their marriage, demanding that she be taken care of. The second that ring was on her finger and the marriage license was signed, Sable had changed from the easygoing, somewhat kindhearted woman to an ex-employee at the makeup counter at Macy’s to a fucking diva who wanted him to make her breakfast in bed on the weekend.

No doubt about it, he’d been blinded by … what? What the hell had he seen in her? Even now, three years later, he had no clue what he’d been drawn to other than her smoking-hot body and her Hoover-worthy mouth. Oh, and she’d given him attention—batting her eyelashes and offering her relentless come-hither stare—something he’d been missing. Or thought he had anyway. In hindsight, the lack of attention from the opposite sex had been self-imposed. Jared had just turned thirty when they met, and he’d been going through the motions, trying to figure out where his life was headed and how he wanted it to go. Marriage had certainly been an idea he was looking forward to, should he find the right woman.

Enter Sable Hillman, with her perfectly applied lipstick and fancy hair. She’d clearly walked into his life at the right time. Or the wrongtime, depending on how you looked at it.

He was definitely an idiot.

Sable didn’t want to work, but she didn’t want to stay home, either. She thought they belonged to the country club elite or some shit. He could see how she’d come to that conclusion. Jared’s parents were well off, and they’d set their children up accordingly. Jared had money—mostly family money—but he’d also been working since the day he turned sixteen. He hadn’t had a rough life, by any means, but his father had instilled in him the need to make a good living. Damn good thing his father had demanded he have a prenuptial agreement. Jared hadn’t thought it necessary, but at the last minute, he’d caved. For a second, he’d thought Sable was going to back out. He should’ve known better. The woman was more than willing to spend every penny he had while they were married. She didn’t need to wait until afterward.

“Fuck you, Jared.”

“No,” he turned to her. “Fuck. You. And every asshole who’s had the displeasure of fucking you over the last three fucking years.”

Three years he’d been dealing with this shit. If it weren’t for the fact Sable had gotten pregnant, Jared would’ve been long gone. Only he’d stayed because of his son. Derrick was the highlight of every single day. Jared went to work every morning, and when he came home, Sable generally went out while he enjoyed the peace and quiet and time he got to spend with his boy. It was the perfect routine, and since it got Sable out of his hair, Jared never complained.

“I want joint custody,” he informed her as he went to the closet and began tossing his clothes out. He was packing his shit and moving out. He had no choice. He would go stay in his parents’ guesthouse until the divorce was final. It would allow him to be close enough to Derrick so he could see him every other weekend and every Wednesday.

“Ha!” Sable sneered. “Like that’s ever gonna happen.”

Goddamn, that was going to hurt. He hated the idea of being away from Derrick for that long. He’d been hoping Sable would be level-headed about this, letting him spend time with his boy whenever he wanted. He should’ve known better.

Jared cast an angry glare over his shoulder. “I’ll fight you for full custody if that’s what you want.”

“Go ahead and try it,” she snapped. “Considering he’s not your kid, I’m not sure that’ll work out real well for you.”

Jared spun around so fast Sable had to take a step back.

“What did you say?” The impact of her words had caused his hands to shake, and there was a red haze clouding his vision, anger and…
Damn, it felt a hell of lot like fear clouded his mind.

Sable always said nasty shit to him. It seemed she got off on putting him down. Normally, he didn’t rise to the bait, but this… He hoped like hell she was lying.

“You heard me. You think you’re all high and mighty. Derrick isn’t yours. You’re not his father. So fuck you, Jared. You don’t get shit out of this deal.”

He had to sit down or his legs were going to give out. Jared managed to back up to the bed and drop down onto the mattress, staring at the woman he had vowed to love forever, a woman he no longer even liked.

“I want a paternity test,” he insisted. That would prove that Derrick was his. He had to be.

Sable rolled her eyes. “I’m marrying him.”

Jared tried to process her words, but they didn’t make sense.

“Derrick’s father. He’s been begging me to leave you. I should’ve done it before now. And yes, you’ll get your paternity test. I’ll prove to you that he ain’t yours.”

She should’ve left before now? She wasn’t the one leaving, Jared was.

“You’ll have nothing,” she spat.

Jared held back his retort, not sure what he could say. The woman had managed to single-handedly rip his heart right out of his chest and grind it into dust.

Derrick isn’t yours.

The fact that his marriage had disintegrated … Jared could get over.

Losing Derrick… That was a wound that would never heal.

* * *

Six months later

“Despite the fact that the paternity test states you are not the father,” Edna Holloway—the expensive lawyer he’d hired—clarified, “Sable is willing to give you full custody.”

Jared waited for her to continue. He was waiting for the “but.” There was always a “but.”

“However, in exchange, she wants twenty-five thousand dollars.”

“Done,” Jared said instantly.

“Jared, you should spend some time thinking about this,” Edna said kindly.

“Don’t need to. My name’s on his birth certificate. He’s my son. Find out where I need to wire the money.”

Edna pulled a sheet of paper from the pile she’d brought with her. “I think we need to ask that she give up her parental rights. That will protect you going forward. She has already made it clear that she doesn’t want Derrick.”

And by made it clear, Jared knew that Edna was referring to the fact that Sable had flat out told him that she didn’t have time for Derrick in her life. The man she’d claimed was Derrick’s father had insisted on a paternity test, also. The results had stated he was not the father. Which meant Sable had lied once again. The new man—some rich, older guy—in her life didn’t want kids, which meant Derrick had suddenly become expendable in her eyes.

“I agree,” he told her. “Do what you need to do, and tell Sable I want this done immediately. While we’re waiting for the legal system to putter along and do their thing, I want him living with me. In Coyote Ridge.”

Since he had moved to the small town where most of his extended family lived, in an attempt to put some distance between himself and Sable, Jared had started to build a life for himself. Although he wouldn’t be close to his parents, he wasn’t too far away. And he had a great job. Being in Coyote Ridge would also lessen the chance of him running into Sable again.

She nodded, jotting down notes before removing her reading glasses and depositing them into her purse. “I’ll keep you apprised of the proceedings. I’ll ask that Sable relinquish custody over to you today.” She glanced at her watch. “Why don’t I try for four o’clock. Will you still be in town?”

“Of course,” he said, his heart pounding. “Anything for Derrick.”

​Little did his lawyer know, but Jared would’ve given ten times that much to get his son back. Granted, there was absolutely no reason to let Sable know that. The manipulative bitch would only ask for more.





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Did you know that JARED is a crossover novel? 

It is officially the 2nd book in both the Coyote Ridge and Dead Heat Ranch series'. You not only get the sexy Walker family, but you also get the feisty Lambert sisters. Because of this, the entire Dead Heat Ranch series is currently on sale for $0.99 each and you can grab them HERE!




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Friday, September 16, 2016

REVIEW: Roman Craxy by Alice Clayton and Nina Bocci

ROMAN CRAZY 
(THE BROADS ABROAD #1)
By Alice Clayton and Nina Bocci

Avery Bardot steps off the plane in Rome, looking for a fresh start. She’s left behind a soon-to-be ex-husband in Boston and plans to spend the summer with her best friend Daisy, licking her wounds—and perhaps a gelato or two. But when her American-expat friend throws her a welcome party on her first night, Avery’s thrown for a loop when she sees a man she never thought she’d see again: Italian architect Marcello Bianchi.

Marcello was the man—the one who got away. And now her past is colliding with her present, a present where she should be mourning the loss of her marriage and—hey, that fettuccine is delicious! And so is Marcello…

Slipping easily into the good life of summertime in Rome, Avery spends her days exploring a city that makes art historians swoon, and her nights swooning over her unexpected what was old is new again romance. It’s heady, it’s fevered, it’s wanton, and it’s crazy. But could this really be her new life? Or is it just a temporary reprieve before returning to the land of twin-set cardigans and crustless sandwiches?


A celebration of great friendship, passionate romance, and wonderful food, Roman Crazy is a lighthearted story of second chances and living life to the fullest.



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I absolutely love a good second chance romance and what better place to do that than the romantic city of Rome, Italy

Avery has stepped foot in Rome to escape her husband whom she found in a compromising position with his secretary. Her best friend has opened up her home to Avery to let her get a breath of fresh air and begin to think about what's next. The only thing Avery was thinking about was whether or not she was making the right decision. She never expected to run into the one man whom she at one time thought she would abandon her life back in Boston for - Marcello.

Marcello was her secret. She never told anyone about the sexy Italian she met while doing a semester abroad in Spain - nine years ago. She instantly fell in love with him, even though she had a boyfriend back home. She was ready to go home and tell everyone she was going back to Spain and Marcello. The only thing she hadn't planned for was the guilt she felt when landing and seeing her boyfriend waiting for her with open arms... And before she knew it she was sucked back into her life in the US and eventually forgot the life in Spain after an incident left her no choice but to stay.

To say the Marcello was mad at seeing her was an understatement - but the chemistry was still there and eventually the two start to hang out, reconnect and fall back in love. But will history repeat itself, only this time will Avery be the one left behind and heart broken?

I absolutely loved the visual picture this book paints of Rome and the romance of Italy. I want to book a flight now and walk the cobblestone street of the neighborhoods and take in all the culture and vitality that is Roma. The reconnection of Avery and Marcello will have you swooning and at times feel the emotions of a passionate love that one hopes to find in a lifetime, much less twice. And this is a great romance book without a lot of angst... just pure sex appeal.

I can't wait for more story's in this series and howling the Avery's best friend Daisy is next in the adventures!


 


ALICE CLAYTON worked in the cosmetics industry for over a decade before picking up a pen (read laptop).

She enjoys gardening but not weeding, baking but not cleaning up, and finally convinced her long-time boyfriend to marry her.

Now, about that Bernese Mountain dog.


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NINA BOCCI is a novelist, publicist, eternal optimist, 
unabashed lipgloss enthusiast, constant apologist, and a 
hopeless romanticist. She has too many college degrees 
 that she’s not using, and a Lego addiction that she blames on her son.

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Monday, September 12, 2016

Spotlight: Jared by Nicole Edwards

It is here! Well, almost here! 
If CURTIS didn't tell you the Walkers are back then JARED will for sure! Check out the next book in the Coyote Ridge Series !The continuation of the the Walker Brothers, their family and their town! But wait! Jared not only keeps those stories going, he also brings the Dead Heat Ranch series in as his story becomes book 2 of that series as well.  Thats right! It is a Nicole Edwards full crossover novel! 

Are you ready for this hot and steamy crossover? 

Can you handle what happens when these 

two worlds collide?


 

 Coming September 20th, 2016 




JARED 
Release Date: September 20, 2016 

Jared Walker is a single dad who knows what it’s like to be burned by a woman. His ex-wife tormented him in a way that’s unforgivable. It makes sense that Jared doesn’t trust women. He’s not looking for love, but when his cousin Travis puts Jared in charge of the Walker family reunion, Jared just might find himself in over his head. In more ways than one. 

Hope Lambert has one goal in life. To keep Dead Heat Ranch prospering. From sun up to sun down, she has a single-minded focus working alongside her four sisters, the job isn’t always easy, but it’s definitely worth it. Hope is convinced she needs nothing more than what’s right in front of her. Until he walks into the stable. 

It’s easy to think you know what’s best for you. That is until your heart is put to the test. What happens when the cautious cowgirl and the sexy single dad come face to face? The chemistry threatens to scorch them both. Giving in is easy. Not falling in love is the hard part. 


This novel is a Coyote Ridge/Dead Heat Ranch crossover.

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Since Jared is officially the 2nd book in both the 
Coyote Ridge and Dead Heat Ranch series'. 
You not only get the sexy Walker family, 
but you also get the feisty Lambert sisters. 
Because of this, the entire Dead Heat Ranch series 
is currently on sale for $0.99 each!


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:




New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Nicole Edwards lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, their three kids, and four rambunctious dogs. When she’s not writing about sexy alpha males, Nicole can often be found with her Kindle in hand or making an attempt to keep the dogs happy. You can find her hanging out on Facebook and interacting with her readers - even when she’s supposed to be writing.

Nicole also writes contemporary/new adult romance as Timberlyn Scott.

Nicole would love to hear from you!



Tuesday, September 6, 2016

REVIEW: For Better or Worse by Lauren Layne



Will a budding wedding planner and her bad boy neighbor 
stop banging heads and start hearing wedding bells?


FOR BETTER OR WORSE
The Wedding Belles #2
Lauren Layne
Releasing Aug 30th, 2016
Pocket Books


Will a budding wedding planner and her bad boy neighbor stop banging heads and start hearing wedding bells in the sexy second novel in USA TODAY bestselling author Lauren Layne’s irresistible new series that marries Sex and the City with The Wedding Planner?

When small-town girl Heather Fowler finally gets promoted from assistant to actual wedding planner, she’s determined to make it as one of Manhattan’s elite Wedding Belles. Unfortunately, her first client demands an opulent black-tie affair at the Plaza…in five months’ time. Heather’s days quickly become a flurry of cake tastings, dress-fittings, RSVP cards, and bridal tantrums. But what she’s really losing sleep over is the live music blaring from her playboy neighbor’s apartment all night.

Five years ago, Josh Tanner was an up-and-comer on Wall Street, complete with the penthouse and the migraines. But a grim cancer diagnosis made him realize there is more to life than the corner office. If only he could convince his pretty, workaholic neighbor to let loose, too. As Heather lets down her guard, Josh is surprised when he starts falling for the sweet, vulnerable woman hiding beneath those power suits. Soon, it’s Heather’s turn to convince Josh to take the biggest risk of all: love.



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“So this is where the noise happens, huh?” she asked.

Josh’s eyes narrowed as his friend’s hand touched Heather’s back briefly. “Absolutely,” Trevor said. “We’re sorry it keeps you up though.”

“Oh, it’s okay,” she said, waving her hand. “I mean . . . it’s not. But tonight I couldn’t sleep anyway, so you get a free pass. What do you all play?”

“Donny’s bass, Felix is on drums. Josh is lead guitar, and I, as the most important member, have the pipes.”

“Oh! I thought Josh was the singer,” Heather said with a quick glance over her shoulder at him.

Their eyes locked, and Josh felt a flicker of . . . something.

“Ah, is that what he’s telling the women these days,” Trevor joked.

“No, I just . . . I hear him, singing sometimes,” Heather muttered.

“Our boy can carry a tune well enough, but wait until you hear me, love,” Trevor said.

Josh turned away in mild disgust, pulling a beer out of the fridge as Trevor and the other guys coaxed Heather into the practice room, thrilled to have any sort of audience, even a reluctant one.

“Yo, Tanner,” Felix called.

“What,” he called, popping the lid off the bottle and tilting the beer back to his lips as he tried to shake off whatever was bringing down his mood tonight.

“Let’s show Heather here that we’re more than a bit of noise coming through her bedroom wall.”

Josh turned around to see Donny dragging one of his kitchen chairs across the room, disappearing into the practice room.

“All right, love, you just sit down and get comfortable,” Trevor said. “Tanner! Come on, man.”

Josh heard the low strum of Donny’s guitar, heard Felix do a little warm-up rhythm, and knew there was no way of getting out of it. If he refused to play a song now, he’d look like an ass.

Still, his feet didn’t move, and he took another sip of beer.

Feeling eyes on him, he glanced up to see Heather in the doorway, leaning one shoulder against the doorjamb as she studied him.

“Okay, 4A?” she asked.

Her tone was lighthearted, almost slightly reluctant, as though she didn’t want to care about why he was out here alone, feeling oddly itchy with his life.

He appreciated it. He’d spent enough time in the past few years dealing with people who walked on eggshells around him, cooing sweetness. Some of it genuine, some of it not so much.

Heather’s no-nonsense question was refreshing—and exactly what he needed.

He was happy and healthy and living the dream, damn it.

Even if he was no longer sure it was his dream.

“You going soft on me?” he asked, taking one last sip of his beer before setting it aside and strolling toward her.

Heather’s eyes narrowed. “Hardly. I just wanted you to get your shit together so I can see your cute lead singer work his magic.”

He deliberately stepped into the doorway so she couldn’t move in either direction without brushing against him, grinning at her discomfort.

“You’re in a better mood tonight,” he said, his eyes skimming over her crazy curls and relaxed expression. “Why?”

“Believe it or not, I’m not a shrew.”

“Huh.”

Heather shoved his shoulder with a little scowl. “I’m not!”

“Does that mean you’re going to start making banana bread like Mrs. Calvin?”

“Yes, definitely. And coffee cake and sugar cookies and whatever other goodies you might like. All while wearing a frilly, feminine apron.”

“Dare I hope there’s nothing under the apron?” he asked, leaning in slightly.

“Right again!” she said, in mock delight. “I just love to bake naked.”

Josh’s pulse leapt, but Trevor interrupted before the sudden X-rated picture in his mind could turn into a full-fledged fantasy.

“Dude, we doing this or what?”

Josh looked at Heather.

“One song,” she said, holding up a finger. “I may as well see what the music sounds like on this side of the wall.”

I could NOT put this book down. I inhaled it. Devoured it. And OMG you are going to LOVE Josh and Heather! They are definitely my favorite couple out of the series so far.

The only thing that Heather Fowler ever wanted was to become a wedding planner and now her chance is here - She's been given the opportunity to move from an assistant planner to a full fledged planner with the Wedding Belles, New York City's Premier Wedding Planners. Her first client is a nightmare in every since of the word.

Josh Tanner is living life to the fullest. Or so he thinks. One night stands and living the life of a musician is just want he needed after what happened to him 2 years ago. But when the spunky girl in 4C moves next door, there's this connection that makes him think that maybe he's missing out on something more.

Josh and Heather are fun, flirty and keeps you laughing and keeps tugging on your heart strings from the first to last page. The absolute best book in the series so far!

Don't Miss Any of the Wedding Belles Novels


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Lauren Layne is the USA Today bestselling author of more than a dozen romantic comedies. She lives in New York City with her husband (who was her high school sweetheart--cute, right?!) and plus-sized Pomeranian.

In 2011, she ditched her corporate career in Seattle to pursue a full-time writing career in Manhattan, and never looked back.

In her ideal world, every stiletto-wearing, Kate Spade wielding woman would carry a Kindle stocked with Lauren Layne books.

For a list of all her works, please be sure to check out her official website!




 

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Bad Boys After Dark: Mick by Melissa Foster


Indulge your inner vixen…

Meet the Bad Boys… Four sinfully sexy, fiercely loyal, uber alpha brothers about to fall head over heels for their leading ladies. If dirty talk, cursing, or raw, passionate sex turns you off, the After Dark books are not for you, because everything’s naughtier after dark.

***

Amanda Jenner is done being a boring-man magnet and has finally taken control of her love life. As any smart paralegal would, she’s researched the hell out of how to seduce a man. She’s waxed, primped, and ready to put her newfound skills into action—and a masquerade bar crawl is the perfect venue for her solo coming-out party.

Entertainment attorney Mick Bad lives by two hard and fast rules. He never mixes business with pleasure, and he doesn’t do relationships, which makes the anonymity of a masquerade bar crawl the perfect place for a onetime hookup.

Amanda thinks she’s hit the jackpot when she bags a tall, dark, and sinfully delicious masked man—until she discovers the man she’s made out with is her off-limits boss. Mick’s already crossed a line he can never uncross, and one taste of sweet and sexy Amanda has only whet his appetite. When Mick offers to give Amanda a lesson in seduction—no strings, no regrets, and for goodness’ sake, come Monday, no quitting—the tables turn, and Mick’s totally unprepared for the lessons this sweet temptress provides.

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 LURED BY THE pulse of sex and anonymity, Amanda Jenner moved through the dusky bar, brushing against silk, satin, cotton, and flesh, each graze feeding the adrenaline coursing through her veins. Blue lights misted over sweaty strangers lost in the seductive bump and grind of foreplay and hoping for a night of erotic pleasure. 

If Amanda tried hard enough, she could smell tomorrow’s scent du jour—regret. Tonight she had no room for the confidence-crushing worry of what tomorrow would bring. 

She scanned the crowd, as she had in the previous three bars, immediately dismissing anyone who wasn’t in costume. Her world was full of boring men who excelled at wining, dining, and boring her to sleep. 

Ten years of romance novels and movies had led her astray, sending her on a search for the elusive needle in a haystack. She’d led herself astray, always the careful thinker, careful dresser. Or as her younger sister, Ally, would say, Careful kisser, careful lover. Ally, however, had taken charge of her sex life—and she’d found the perfect man.

Now it’s my turn.


One night changes everything for Amanda Jenner. Tired of the boring guys who seem to ask her out, she ready to step out of her box and let her inner sex kitten out. She's stepping outside of her comfort zone, armed with a blonde wig, a mask and her How to Seduce a Man handbook, she's ready. So when she steps into the bar, she feels eyes on her and boy, is she stunned by the gorgeous man staring back at her. Well the beard and mask hide his identity  - but the electricity that zooming between the two of them is off the charts.

Thing progress as the two flirt and the heat level starts to boil over. The two decide to take it to someplace a little more private but just as things start to escalate, her mystery man puts a stop to it all. Pulling back he asks to meet her the next day... confusing Amanda and her what went wrong with her plan.

When the next day come and Amanda waits for her mystery man, so many thoughts are running through her head, so when she sees her crush for the past three years walk in the door, she panics. And when Mick Bad, her boss and the one guy she hasn't been able to stop fantasizing about stops in front of her, she tries what she can to get rid of him, until she realizes that HE is her mystery man.

What she doesn't know is that Mick has had the same fantasy about the quite and beautiful Amanda and once he realized who the beauty in the mask was last night, he had to put a stop to their raunchy romp. She was worth more than quick f*ck in a bathroom. He had been thinking of that moment he would finally have Amanda and it sure wasn't going to take place in a bathroom. So he decided to give it one night. One night to get Amanda out of his system. One night to take. 

What takes place next is a wild and passionate weekend that the two never thought would happen. Will the two be able to get each other out of their systems and go back to the way they were before. Or will they both be able to see beyond the seduction and into their future?

This is a hot and steamy romp of fun that you don't want to miss!





Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance, and women's fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa's emotional journeys are lovingly erotic, perfect beach reads, and always family oriented. 




Dirty Sexy Cuffed by Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde

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Dirty Sexy Cuffed by Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde Series: Dirty Sexy #3 Release Date: June 21, 2016 Genre: Contemporary Romance


"Scintillatingly sexy. Phillips and Wilde deliver a sinfully hot story you won't soon forget!" K. Bromberg, NY Times Bestselling Author

"The love story Phillips and Wilde crafted was rare, dipped in a reality so natural and organic it held my heart from the very first page." Audrey Carlan, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

   

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Are you ready to get Cuffed? As a cop, Levi Kincaid is all about discipline and control . . .in the bedroom, and out of it, and he's always been very careful about choosing women who abide by his rules. 

Hot sex and intense pleasure? No problem. 

Emotional commitment and forever promises? No way. 

But he never anticipates falling for a blue eyed angel who makes him want to cuff her to his bed and do dirty, sexy things to her. And that control of his? It doesn't stand a chance against Sarah Robins, the one woman he can't resist . . .   





 
HOT HOT HOT - That's all I can say about Dirty Sexy Cuffed. This is the first book in the series that I read and believe me - I'll be going back to read the others in the series too!

Levi Kincaid is a local police officer who has been checking in a Sarah Robbins, a clerk at a Circle K in a not so great part of Chicago. The cute clerk is fun to flirt with and if Levi has his way, he'll finally break Sarah down and get her on the date he's been fantasizing about.

One night while stopping for his nightly flirt, while in the restroom a robber comes in and holds Sarah up - not knowing that the officer is in the back. While Levi was able to save Sarah from harm, he wasn't so lucky. Taking a bullet for the beautiful woman, really wasn't that big of a deal... its his job to protect but due to the incident, it opened up the shy Sarah to going on a date with her wounded hero.

Sarah has a secret and is hiding facts from Levi. He knows that something just isnt' right and he's determined to find out. He has this basic need to protect Sarah, something he's never felt before with any other woman he has been with. The two connect in such a way that it scares him a little.

These two both come from a broken past. And their common ground just might be the one thing that sets them both free.

Loved every minute of the book. Fun, flirty, sexy, steamy and hot hot hot. A great quick read to get you hot under the collar.



"When are you going to face the fact that this chick just isn't into you?" 

Levi Kincaid glanced across the dark interior of the unmarked SUV to his partner, Nick Catalano, who was alternating his attention between navigating the road and making sure Levi saw his smart-ass smirk.  It wasn't the first time his friend had given Levi shit about his request to stop by Circle K on their way back to the station after their shift ended. 

For the past two months they'd been assigned to the DUI Strike Force in the area, which made stopping by the mart convenient.  Seeing and flirting with Sarah Robins was just an added bonus. 

"She's totally into me, so that's not the issue," Levi refuted confidently, not at all bothered by Nick's ribbing.  There were many times he'd caught the tempting way Sarah looked at him when she didn't think he was aware of her.  And there was no mistaking the attraction between them she was so determined to fight.  He just hadn't figured out why yet.  But he would. 

"Then what's the problem?" Nick persisted—this from a man who was all about instant gratification when it came to women, while Levi was more . . . selective. 

"I'm not sure yet," he replied honestly. 

Truthfully, he was having a hell of a time getting past that wariness of hers, which only made him more curious about who Sarah Robins was— and where she'd come from.  Admittedly, his interest in her had nothing to do with him being an inquisitive cop, and everything to do with him wanting her, in a deeper way than any female had gotten to him before.  He just had to get her on the same page as him. 

Levi wasn't normally the type of guy who'd continue to pursue a woman who'd already turned him down half a dozen times.  A smart man would have cut his losses after the first rejection, but from the moment he'd looked into Sarah's sweet, soulful blue eyes, he'd felt a connection that only seemed to grow stronger every time he saw her. 

And he certainly didn't miss the irony of that realization, when he was a man adept at maintaining strict control of his emotions—in all aspects of his life. 

"This is a shit part of town," Nick said, stating the obvious, which brought Levi's thoughts back to the present.  "As soon as we're off this DUI task force, I don't want to drive through this part of Englewood unless it's for a call, so close the deal with Sarah already." 

"Winning a woman over takes time, Catalano," Levi said easily—especially one as wary as Sarah.  "Though that's something I wouldn't expect you to understand." 

"Hell, no," he agreed with a quick, player's grin.  "That's too much fucking work when there are plenty of women who take one look at this uniform and are instantly willing and eager to bend over and drop their panties.  Trust me, getting laid, and regularly, is not an issue for me." 

Levi had plenty of offers; he was just more particular about his bed partners.  He didn't do one night stands, but he didn't do long term committed, either.  The few women he'd dated and allowed into his private life were looking for the same thing he was—a mutually satisfying physical relationship without any emotional involvement.  More importantly, they were willing to let him be in control during all aspects of sex. 

And Sarah, from everything he'd learned so far, didn’t strike him as the type looking for long term either. Which made his pursuit easier for him to justify … and live with. 

Arriving at the Circle K, Nick turned the SUV into the deserted lot.  He drove past the gas station area and stopped in front of the convenience store instead of parking the vehicle. 

"I noticed the back tire was low at the DUI check point," Nick said, explaining why he hadn't pulled into one of the many empty spaces in front of the mart like he normally did.  "While you run inside and do your thing, I'm going to drive around back and fill the tire up with air.  I'll meet you out front when you're done." 

"Sounds good."  Levi released his seat belt and opened the door.  "You want anything?" 

Nick grinned.  "Yeah, I'll take a root beer and a Snicker's bar." 

"You got it."  Levi hopped out of the truck, and while his partner drove off and disappeared behind the building, he headed toward the store. 

Out of years of habit, he glanced around the area, looking for anything, or anyone, who might be out of place.  Especially in this part of town. But it was a quiet evening, and there weren't any other cars or people around, which wasn't unusual for a late Tuesday night.  He walked into the store, and to his immediate left was the main counter and two registers.  Sarah was sitting on a stool reading a magazine, and as soon as she heard someone enter, she looked up. 

Her bored expression immediately transformed to one of pleasure as a genuine, happy-to-see-him smile curved her soft, lush mouth, which never failed to make him think about slowly licking his tongue across that full lower lip before kissing her, or how that mouth would feel sliding down the length of his cock as she looked up at him from a kneeling position on the floor at his feet. 

Heat and desire mingled in his belly, and lower, as he strolled toward the counter. Yeah, he'd stored up five long week's worth of the hottest, most sinful fantasies of Sarah, in some of the most erotic scenarios he could imagine.  Those dirty thoughts had come in handy when he'd lain in bed, hard and aching and needing relief.  With his hand wrapped tight around his dick, those decadent visions playing through his mind never failed to alleviate his lust. 

But the relief was always temporary.  He wanted the real thing.  He wanted Sarah, her body soft and warm beneath his, and her willing to give herself over to him in all the ways he desired.  And that kind of trust took time.  And patience.  Both of which he had in abundance.

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