RELEASE DAY REVIEW & GIVEAWAY – Play Dirty by JA Huss

Title – Play Dirty
Author – JA Huss
Publication Date – June 27, 2018
Series – Jordan’s Game #4

From NYT Bestselling Author, JA Huss, comes the final sexy standalone in the Jordan’s Game series. Can a threesome really work? Or does it always crash and burn at the end?

They were never meant to be just two. It was always three. But seven years ago Jordan Wells broke the trust he’d built with Alexander and Augustine and everything changed.

Everyone moved on and got over it. Put the past behind them where it belonged and started new lives.

But now Alexander and Augustine are back—looking for a new game and the final third to complete their threesome.

And they won’t take no for an answer.

Jordan Wells is about to play his final game.

Will he win? Or will he be too afraid to try?

Whew! I’m not quite sure I can put into words just how incredible of a writer that JA Huss is. With each new release, she surprises me and leaves me reeling for days once I’ve finished. The final book of Jordan’s game, the puppeteer’s story, was no exception either. Play Dirty hit a sweet spot that I was craving with its back and forth antics and veiled truths. Jordan left me guessing from the beginning until the end and I never really knew what to expect. He went through an incredible transformation, but that journey from point A to point B was nothing short of trying and totally worth every second as a reader.Furthermore, it was such a treat to see characters from the first books in the series and get a more complete picture and closure on their lives. There isn’t much I can say about Play Dirty without giving away the plot, but I promise that it delivers on so many different levels. If you’re a reader who loves kink, filth, and a flawed character learning the definition of love, this is definitely a MUST read!


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The Boyfriend Experience (Jordan’s Game #3)

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JA Huss is the New York Times Bestselling author of 321 and has been on the USA Today Bestseller’s list 21 times in the past four years. She writes characters with heart, plots with twists, and perfect endings.

Her books have sold millions of copies all over the world, the audio version of her semi-autobiographical book, Eighteen, was nominated for a Voice Arts Award and an Audie Award in 2016 and 2017 respectively, her audiobook, Mr. Perfect, was nominated for a Voice Arts Award in 2017, and her audiobook, Taking Turns, was nominated for an Audie Award in 2018.

She lives on a ranch in Central Colorado with her family.

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RELEASE DAY REVIEW – The Problem With Him by Rachel Higginson

Title – The Problem With Him
Author – Rachel Higginson
Publication Date – June 26, 2018
Series – Opposites Attract #3

I’m over men. I’m done with them.

Or at least the ones that work in my kitchen. Fine, one man in particular. Wyatt Shaw is cocky and condescending and so far out of his element that he doesn’t know which way is up. Or how to run his brand new kitchen all by himself.

That’s where I come in. Sous chef extraordinaire. Second in command. Bane of his existence. I am the reason Wyatt’s doing so well as the new executive chef of one of our city’s most prestigious restaurants. He has me to thank for his glowing accolades and five-star write-ups. Only if you were to ask him, he’d say I’m his biggest problem.

Despite his discouragement and bullish behavior, I’ve set two goals for myself.

The first? I’m going to fight my way to the top of this male-dominated industry and claim my own award-winning kitchen.

The second? I’m going to do whatever it takes to ignore Wyatt and his rare smiles and the thickening tension that’s started to simmer between us.

Wyatt Shaw might be Durham’s new shining star. He might be up for a James Beard Award. He might be my new boss and key to my future success, but he’s also in my way.

So he can keep his smoldering looks and secret kisses. And he can be the one that figures out how to make it through service without getting distracted by me.

I’m not the problem. The problem is him.

Mark my words – nobody can write a slow burn romance quite like Rachel Higginson can! I’ve just finished The Problem With Him, and I swear that there wasn’t a moment where I didn’t have butterflies in my stomach fluttering at all the amusing antics. Wyatt and Kaya had palpable tension that could be felt with each carefully chosen word and interaction that occurred between these two. There was a simmering that occurred throughout this interconnected standalone that left me unable to put it down. I craved more the deeper I fell for these two characters. Furthermore, while these two so obviously had something special together, there was something about Kaya and her perseverance that resonated deep in my soul. She was fighting for what she wanted and would stop at nothing to get it, no matter what it would cost her. I admired her tenacity and guts to keep pushing in a man’s world and left me instantly rooting for her. I will say that I wish we could have gotten some chapters from Wyatt’s point of view, but for purely selfish reasons. I would kill to know what was going through his head in particular key moments where he was face to face with Kaya. This series of standalones has got to be one of my favorite that is out there right now. Each book’s writing and plot is flawless in its delivery with characters that have you rooting for them from the very start. The enemies to lovers feel just makes it that much sweeter. I’ll be sad to see this series wrap up, but I just adore getting glimpses into each couple as it progresses. I’ll be anxiously awaiting the release of Dillon’s book next!


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RELEASE DAY REVIEW – Saved by Hazel James

Title – Saved
Author – Hazel James
Publication Date – June 21, 2018
Series – Battles #2

Leilani Moretti

Life is out to get me.
Humvee accident that took my right hand? Strike one.
Cancer three years later that stole my breasts and hair? Strike two.
An overbearing mother who seems to think I’m twelve, not twenty-seven?
Yeah, I’m out of there.

I thought moving to Oklahoma would give me a fresh start. I hoped life would finally cut me some damn slack. But between the inept people at the VA hospital and a boss who’s hell-bent on fixing me, I just want to be left alone. Haven’t I been through enough already

Clay Prescott

Joining the Army and deploying to Afghanistan? Hard.
Kicking an alcohol addiction and starting a business combining fitness and mental health
Harder.
Worth it? Hell yes.

Battles, my gym, has been so successful that I hired a new employee—a veteran herself—to help me open a second location. And that’s when it all goes to hell. Everything I’ve ever stood for is called into question, and the one person I thought I could count on disappears. I’ve spent the last ten years helping everyone else. What happens when I can’t even save myself?

How can I help others when I can’t even save myself? 

Every once in a while, a book comes along that makes you stop and think, taking it deeper than at face value. The words aren’t just words; they are a reflection of thoughts and feelings you’ve buried so far deep down in your heart. They are words of strength that you need to hear on repeat until you believe them. Saved by Hazel James is one of these incredibly well-designed novels. Not only is it a romance that will have you giggling and yearning for more, but it will give you butterflies in your stomach and a whole new outlook on self-perception.

Leilani had anything but a simple life; she wasn’t just a survivor, but the very definition of the term warrior. From the moment we are introduced to her, I wanted to take her in my arms and beg her to be my friend. She was always looking for a way to be more and overcome, and that journey is unforgettable. If you’re a fan of unwavering heroines, I have no doubt that you’ll absolutely adore Leilani and all that she has been through. However, she isn’t the only badass quality to Saved. The hero, Clay, is a force to be reckoned with all on his own. I loved his mentality, his belief in second chances, and the positive outlook he forced on those around him. He went through his own ups and downs in Saved that left me sympathizing for him, while still admiring and rooting for him. Together, these two were complete opposites in a lot of ways, yet perfectly compatible in all the right ones. Their relationship and the trials they went through constantly put a smile on my face, especially the way that they pushed each other to be better human beings.

There is a quality Hazel James has when putting pen to the paper that breathes life into her characters. The personalities and the situations that they go through come across so genuinely that you can not help but become utterly invested. Saved is one of those stories that makes you take a long look at yourself, especially when saying “I can’t”, and re-evaluate your thoughts (or at least it did for me). There were multiple times when reading that I had to stop, breathe the words in, and really appreciate the weight of what James was saying. I certainly can’t recommend this book enough, but really I think that readers will quickly fall for anything that Hazel James produces. I’ve yet to be disappointed in a story that I’ve encountered from her, but Saved captivated me in a whole new way. I can’t wait for the world to fall in love with Leilani and Clay, just like I did!


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Hazel lives in Tampa Bay, Florida. She’s a proud Army veteran, and her greatest loves include her family, lip gloss, Diet Coke, and the beach. For a list of events, go to www.authorhazeljames.com.

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RELEASE DAY BLITZ – Craving Mr. Kinky by A.M. Madden & Joanne Schwehm

Title: Craving Mr. Kinky
Authors: A.M. Madden & Joanne Schwehm
Series: Mr. Wrong #4
Release Date: June 20, 2018

Here’s a tip: When you least expect it, expect it.

I’d been known to have my share of beautiful women. Usually, I met them in a bar, through a mutual acquaintance, or even when photographing them. Imagine my surprise when a gorgeous blonde drove her car into mine on the way to a party.

No more than a minute after our run-in, a string of colorful words flew from her mouth in rapid fire. Unexplainably, the angrier she became the harder I got. All sorts of scenarios played in my head of how I could get her to shut up. I was all for feisty women, but I preferred leaving that for the bedroom—not on the streets of New York.

When I learned she was a school teacher, that worsened my disposition. What man didn’t have a dirty teacher fantasy at one point in his life? I decided it was my turn to teach her a thing or two… or so I thought. Little did I know, Miss Prim-and-Proper would turn the tables on me.

She called me Mr. Kinky, and that was fine with me.

Lesson learned: Desire always trumps logic.

A.M. Madden and Joanne Schwehm are back with another Mr. Wrong-Turned-Oh-So-Right! Craving Mr. Kinky is Cassie and Dante’s highly anticipated story, and this sibling’s best friend romance was certainly worth the wait. From the moment they met, Dante and Cassie shared an utterly electric chemistry that never once fizzled. This couple knew how to play the game, and I was hooked on their easy banter and undeniable charm. As Cassie and Dante’s delicious tension and sparkling flirtations gave way to scorching interludes and a deeper unspoken connection, I found myself falling hard for another unforgettable couple from this writing duo.

Madden and Schwehm rounded out Cassie and Dante’s story with plenty of familiar faces. I enjoyed seeing more of Jude, Brae, Kyle, Vanessa, Luca, and Sabrina. This hilarious group of characters truly embodies loyalty and love ensuring that Craving Mr. Kinky felt like coming home. Madden and Schwehm’s writing remains seamless. These two authors effortlessly deliver all the makings of a smart, sexy romantic comedy with Cassie and Dante. Overflowing with humor and heart, I laughed, cursed, blushed, and swooned right alongside Cassie as Dante took her on the ride of her life!


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RELEASE DAY REVIEW – Double Down by Alessandra Torre

Title – Double Down
Author – Alessandra Torre
Publication Date – June 18, 2018
Series – All In #2

The stunning conclusion to the All In Duet… 
In Vegas, there was one man who was off limits. One man… and I fell for him.

I knew there were risks. Still, I played the game. When Dario Capece called, I answered. When he beckoned, I came. When he broke all my rules, I looked the other way.

I knew there were risks. I just never realized they included death.

Alessandra Torre has left my head spinning with her newest release! Double Down is packed full with action that will have readers’ jaws dropping and their hearts racing. I will say that Dario and Bell do spend a portion of the novel apart.  Ironically, it was in those moments that I actually developed a deeper understanding of the feelings they had for one another. Where I couldn’t see this in the first book of the duet, it became glaringly obvious why these two would gamble with such high stakes on the table. The consequences of their relationship were so far-reaching and I often wondered just how far they would seep. I have to say that I did enjoy Double Down slightly more than Even Money. Though there was still some slight confusion with the switching of perspectives, I was so deeply entrenched in the action of the plot that it didn’t bother me as much as previously. Alessandra Torre somehow continues to surprise me and make me yearn for more with each new book she releases. She’s become an automatic one-click author for me and I definitely don’t see that changing anytime in the near future!


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Even Money (All In #1)

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RELEASE DAY REVIEW – Even Money by Alessandra Torre

Title – Even Money
Author – Alessandra Torre
Publication Date – June 4, 2018
Series – All In Duet #1

From NYT Bestseller Alessandra Torre comes a suspenseful and seductive duet…

Sometimes it only takes a minute. A connection of eyes across a room, a quickened heartbeat, and everything changes.

I was a cocktail waitress with a fondness for partying and meaningless hook-ups.

He owned half of Vegas, with the reputation to match.

I should have turned away. Instead, I stepped closer.

Then, the lies started. Rumors spread. Stalking commenced. Someone died.

None of it stopped me from falling in love.

Alessandra Torre is, without a doubt, the queen of writing suspense. She somehow manages to reel me in and keep me on the edge of my seat from beginning to end – no matter which book of hers that I dive into. Her newest release, Even Money, had me giddy with anticipation of what was to come. Bell and Dario had quite the interesting dynamic to their relationship. There was certainly an insta-love feel, and at times I felt a little off balance when it came to how quickly they were able to fall for each other. However, there was also something extremely likeable about both of these characters. Bell was staunchly independent while Dario sought to deliver revenge and protect those he cared about. They both piqued my interests and kept me turning the pages to see how things would play out for them. While the writing was addictive, with twists and turns that I certainly never saw coming, there is a back and forth point of view that left me slightly taken aback. While Bell’s point of view is written in the first person, Dario’s chapters are written in the third person perspective. It made it incredibly difficult to fully immerse myself into the story, and I was unable to see a purpose for the switch. In the heart of Las Vegas, Even Money is filled with deception, sex, and secrets. That cliffhanger left me with my jaw on the floor and eyes gaped wide. I’m grateful we only have a couple weeks to find out just where Bell and Dario’s romance will end up!


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RELEASE DAY REVIEW & GIVEAWAY – The Boyfriend Experience by JA Huss

Title – The Boyfriend Experience
Author – JA Huss
Publication Date – May 30, 2018
Series – Jordan’s Game #3

I NEED A BOYFRIEND… and I need one now…

WANTED
One bad-ass man with boyfriend experience.
Must be willing to fight dirty and work weekends, nights, and overtime.
Bad attitude a must. Bonus points if you’re hot, athletic, and sporting tattoos.

When I asked Jordan Wells for a Boyfriend Experience game I didn’t expect to get stuck with billionaire real-estate agent, Lawton Ayers. He doesn’t exactly fit the job description.

WANTED
One professional woman with business experience.
Must be willing to build a future together.
Successful entrepreneur a must. Bonus points if you’re a crazy local legend.

When Jordan Wells offered up Oaklee Ryan a last-minute business partner to seal a deal I’ve been working on for years, I didn’t expect beautiful, sexy, and multi-orgasmic to be on her list of qualifications.

But that’s what I got. And she’s perfect just the way she is.

Too bad she doesn’t want me to be HER boyfriend. Because she bought me for someone else…

There is a special quality when it comes to JA Huss’ writing that I simply can’t get enough of. She consistently wows me with relatable characters and surprising plot lines that keep me on the edge of my seat. When I read the blurb for The Boyfriend Experience, I developed a total preconceived notion in my head. Let me just say that what I ended up getting was nothing like I had put together, but SO much better!

“Well, some people get handed chaos and shut down. Like your parents. I don’t know anything about them, but typically people fall into a life like that because they can’t find a way out. The chaos overtakes them. But others thrive on it. It makes them stronger. Makes them rise up.”

Oaklee and Lawton began their relationship under very specific pretenses, but what unraveled developed into so much more. There were so many fun and flirty exchanges that it lifted my heart and made me incredibly happy. Oaklee was this badass heroine in a man’s world which just made me admire her that much more. Lawton was somewhat of an enigma to me; I don’t think he even knew who he was for a good portion of the novel. However, it was kind of fun watching him adapt to Oaklee’s needs in the game and therefore discover who he was at the core. I’ve come to expect surprises from Jordan and his games, but it definitely felt like a whole different ball game with these two.

“She is the reason we love to watch the Joker. And it doesn’t matter that we know he’s insane, that everything that comes out of his mouth is lies, that he’s going to betray anyone and everyone who gets in the his way — even those on his side. We want to believe he’s good underneath or we have to admit that evil is real. How do I fight that?”

I appreciate that Huss makes each of her books and really, all of her characters, stand out. Though there is usually an element of grief (whether over a person or circumstance), the method of overcoming is always so different. I never take Huss’ stories at face value because that road to triumph is always filled with raw emotion, tailored to each character. She has written so many books, yet every time it’s a unique journey that I’m brought on. I’ve said it once and I’m sure I’ll say it time and time again, but JA Huss is a not to be missed, must-click author. Though all of Jordan’s games have been fantastic, I think that The Boyfriend Experience might just be my favorite. I can’t wait to see what happens next when Jordan gets the tables turned on him!


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JA Huss is the USA Today bestselling author of more than twenty romances. She likes stories about family, loyalty, and extraordinary characters who struggle with basic human emotions while dealing with bigger than life problems. JA loves writing heroes who make you swoon, heroines who makes you jealous, and the perfect Happily Ever After ending.

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RELEASE DAY REVIEW – The Wright One by K.A. Linde

Title – The Wright One
Author – K.A. Linde
Publication Date – May 29, 2018
Series – The Wright Duet #2

Secrets swarm all around.
My world is crumbling under the strain.
I don’t know if we can survive this.
My heart is in the Wright place.
But is his?

The Wright One is the last book in the Wright Love Duet that began in The Wright Love. Find out if Sutton and David survive their world of secrets in the conclusion to the Wright Love duet!

Oh KA Linde – what an emotional rollercoaster you have put me on! The Wright One is the conclusion to Sutton’s story and it certainly put me through the wringer. Sutton and David had ended on a sour note in their first book, but I adored the redemption and work they put into their relationship in this novel. Sutton’s strength started to return while David’s outlook began to alter, which made for such a different feel than what we encountered in The Wright Love. It felt so real and raw, with writing that clawed it’s way into your soul. I think my favorite part was witnessing Sutton develop her spine with her mother-in-law and really re-learning how to stand on her own two feet again. Furthermore, she finally recognized her place in the Wright family which was impossible not to develop a soft spot for. Linde has completely captivated me with each Wright sibling and their stories of love and triumph. However, Sutton’s story was one that I was not expecting in power or feels. I’ll definitely miss that crazy tight knit family, but I’m looking forward to wherever it is that Linde takes me next!


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K.A. Linde is the USA Today bestselling author of more than fifteen novels including the Avoiding series and the Record series. She has a Masters degree in political science from the University of Georgia, was the head campaign worker for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and served as the head coach of the Duke University dance team. She loves reading fantasy novels, geeking out over Star Wars, binge-watching Supernatural, and dancing in her spare time.

She currently lives in Lubbock, Texas, with her husband and two super adorable puppies.

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RELEASE BLITZ REVIEW – Because Of You by Laura Ward

Title – Because of You
Author – Laura Ward
Publication Date – May 25, 2018
Series – Not Yet #4

All Ricky Martinez knows of life is loss, loyalty, and family.

When his father became a quadriplegic after breaking his neck saving a drowning girl, Ricky gave up his dreams of playing football at a big college to stay home and take care of his family. His new dream? Find the girl who caused his father’s injury and get justice.

Because of her, his family lost everything.

All Aveline Gerard knows of life is a quiet, protective love.

Homeschooled ever since her accident eighteen years ago, Aveline’s parents, both deaf, have kept her safe the only way they know how—sheltered, and alone. Aveline’s deepest desire? To experience life in all its loud and messy glory, and the tattooed guy in her first college class is all of those things.

Because of him, her life is finally beginning.

But fate has a wicked sense of justice and when Ricky realizes the sweet, shy girl in his class is the one who wrecked his family, will he be able to walk away? Or will the bitter rage inside cause him to make the biggest mistake of his life?

Because of them, the pain of two families will finally collide.

If you’ve kept up with Laura Ward’s Not yet series as I have, then I’m sure that you’ve been dying to get a look into Ricky’s life. He’s always been incredibly secretive with his background which resulted in my curiosity growing a tremendous amount throughout each story that has been told already. With the release of Because of You, I’ve finally gotten that glimpse into his home life and so much is understood about his character. This interconnected standalone was filled with emotional scenes that delved into the power of forgiveness, selflessness, and the all-time question of how our environment impacts the person we become.

“Without the life-altering pain and responsibility that society bestowed upon my family, who would I have become?”

For those who may not have been introduced to his character previously, Ricky starts off the story as a very jaded character. He has been dealt a horrible hand in life and all that he is left with is bitterness and a desire for revenge and retribution. However, I couldn’t help but fall in love with him due to his loyalty to his family. He is very close to his mother, sisters, and father; everything he does and every choice he makes is to make their lives as easy as he can. With dedication and protectiveness like that, I couldn’t have asked for a better hero of the story. Furthermore, the heroine that Ward chooses for Because of You was one that left me in awe time and time again. Like Ricky, she had been dealt a rough hand in some regards, yet was able to overcome them due to her social environment. Together, Ricky and Aveline were complementary in every sense of the word, even when they couldn’t realize it. Where he had the rough interior, she was trusting and innocent to much of the world. Ricky was free to live his live, confined only by his social status where Aveline had the resources to do and be anything, but could not find independence from her overbearing parents. I loved watching each of them help to mold the other, while also forcing them to grow and mature as the pages turned.

“Now sacrifices had to be made. Because the monster inside me won. And when it did, a butterfly lost her wings.”

Laura Ward is such a gifted writer that I tend to enjoy every novel she delivers. They’re filled with warm-hearted, lovable characters that are incredibly well developed. She doesn’t just dictate a story to you; Ward invites you into the lives of her individuals, causing you to feel and experience everything right alongside them. Because of You surprised me in all the best ways with the storytelling and depth of emotion present. I laughed, I cried, and my heart swarmed with butterflies as I progressed throughout. If you haven’t picked up the series yet, or if you’re just in the mood for a transforming read, Because of You is sure to deliver on everything you could want in a romance!


He circled the bike, standing in front of me, arms crossed over his chest. “What’d you think of that lecture, mariposa?”
My eyes slid to the side, the floor, the ceiling. A slow burn traveled up my neck, settling on my cheeks. “It was… interesting, Freud, you know…” I laughed, a weird, awkward, uncomfortable sound escaping my lips. God, I sounded like a freak. Get it together, girl. Instead of wringing my hands together, I pushed my glasses higher up on my nose.
Ricky looked down at me, his eyes crinkling, and lips curved. “Interesting, huh?”
My hands shot out to the sides, “I’m sure you know all about that stuff… the stages and sex and… yeah.” I blew out a breath, my cheeks puffing, in what I was sure was the sexiest look I’d managed to pull off yet. “I’ve only done some light reading. That was new to me and frankly, a bit uncomfortable to hear around you because of your general hotness and all.”
Did I say light reading?
General hotness?
Oh. My. God. 
Ricky threw his head back and chortled. “You are the cutest damn thing I’ve ever seen.” His tongue darted out to lick his bottom lip. He took the paper and pen from my hand, tossing them onto the floor. “I won’t touch you here. Although, I’ll admit it’s probably my biggest fantasy, but you aren’t ready for that.”
Bending down, he picked me up, his hands lifting under my ass until I wrapped my legs around his waist. “You’re so tiny.” He smirked, his eyes focused on my lips.
I took off my glasses, placing them on the metal tool shelf next to us. My body shook, and I knew Ricky felt it when his grip on me tightened.
“I won’t hurt you, mariposa. You have my word that I’ll protect you. I’m not a good man, but I’ll be good to you.” He looked into my eyes, his warm brown orbs like melted chocolate.
“You are a good man. I wish you saw yourself like I see you.” My words pled, begging him to hear me.
Closing his eyes and shutting me out, he pressed his forehead to mine. “I need you,” he whispered. “I’ve never needed anyone like I need you. You’re open and vulnerable, kind and innocent. You’re unlike any girl I’ve ever met, and all I want to do is learn more about you. Understand all the parts that make you whole.”
His words sounded stricken and raw, but I absorbed them, drawing them into my heart. I didn’t know if he meant that he needed me physically or emotionally, but either way I was his.
“I need you, too.” I kissed his lips, a light sweet peck. “I’ve already learned and grown from being near you. You’re strong and loyal. The way you take care of your family has captivated me. And the way you make me feel is addictive.” I kissed him again, longer, and he groaned, one hand pressing into my back and one twisting in my hair.
My mouth opened, tongue peeking out to find his. Meeting, touching, and tangling as we moaned in unison. My hands sought his beautiful hair and I wrapped the long strands around my fingers, hoping that I would weave myself into him, his life, and his heart.
This complicated, gorgeous man, that thought he didn’t deserve happiness or dreams or good in his life.
I’d had a glimpse inside, something I believed was a rarity. And Ricky deserved all the beauty the world had to bring. I wasn’t sure I was the person who could give that to him.
But I sure wanted to try.

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USA Today bestselling author, Laura Ward, writes sweet and sexy stories that will hopefully make you look at the world in a different way. Her books include the Not Yet series: Not YetUntil NowSomeday Soon, and Because of You. Her Contemporary Romance standalone is titled, Past Heaven. She is also the co-author of the College Bound series: The PledgeThe Color of Us, and The Sound of Your Heart (Releasing July 13, 2018.) Laura lives in Maryland with her loud and very loving three children and husband. She married her college sweetheart and is endlessly grateful for the support he has given her through all their years together, and especially toward her dream of writing books. When not picking up toy trucks, driving to lacrosse practice, or checking spelling homework, Laura is writing or reading romance novels.

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REVIEW TOUR – The Wright Love by K.A. Linde

Title – The Wright Love
Author – K.A. Linde
Publication Date – May 15, 2018
Series – The Wright Duet #1

I have the perfect life.
Until the day my husband tragically dies.
Being a single mom and widow was never part of the plan.
When David Calloway enters my life, I have no room for love in my heart.
But he’s determined to do right by me.
Could he be the Wright love?

What have you done to me K.A. Linde?! The Wright Love was filled with every bit of nail-biting anxiety that I expected, but also so much more heartbreak than I figured. I knew going into this novel that it would be an emotional journey from beginning to end, but I don’t know that I could have accurately prepared myself for what Linde delivered. It packed a hard punch and left me aching for the conclusion to see how everything will play out!

“I could mourn him and grieve for him and find a way to do more than just survive this cruel fucking world.”

Sutton and David had such a unique relationship because of the friendship aspect that came first. Our heroine had experienced something that nobody should ever have to go through, especially at such a young age. She was learning how to live again, while still wading through her grief, and that journey was just remarkable. There was a lot of questioning between her head and her heart, which led to me feeling a deep amount of empathy for her. She wasn’t just Sutton Wright; she was the best friend that I wanted to see find happiness again. David has been a favorite of mine from the moment that we met him. He has always been so tender and sweet, completely understanding and beyond patient with the situation. It instantly endeared me to his character and left me rooting for him through every up and down that he experienced when it came to their evolving relationship. I don’t think there is a reader who wouldn’t be able to feel the chemistry between these two, thus rooting to see them find a way to make it work.

“Death like that…even just the thought of death, it fucks with you. It shreds you from the inside out. Time might numb it, but it never really heals.”

The Wright Love was a story that I knew would break my heart, yet I couldn’t pass up reading it either. K.A. Linde created such a lovable character in Sutton and I think that every reader will want to know her story and get inside her head. K.A. Linde has built an incredible world with these characters that I find myself loving each sibling more and more with each new release. I loved the increasing strength and transformation that was in this first installation of the duet because it made for a read that I could not put down. It’s left me wanting to see just what else could happen in the conclusion – especially with the surprises Linde threw out there!


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Author Bio

K.A. Linde is the USA Today bestselling author of more than fifteen novels including the Avoiding series and the Record series. She has a Masters degree in political science from the University of Georgia, was the head campaign worker for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and served as the head coach of the Duke University dance team. She loves reading fantasy novels, geeking out over Star Wars, binge-watching Supernatural, and dancing in her spare time.

She currently lives in Lubbock, Texas, with her husband and two super adorable puppies.

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