Our Book Review – Playing Hardball, Part 5 (A Baseball Romance Serial) by Sharon Cummin


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Here I was, sitting down reading the final part of what has been an amazing story so far………then BAM it all fell into place. Well played Sharon, well played!!

Lucy and Lance have welcomed their little princess into the world, but not without complications. It’s during this time that both of them finally realise the love they have not only for their new daughter, but for each other.

There’s just one person Lucy needs to tell first, but I won’t spoil that for you!!!

In a wonderfully written story, all loose ties are tied up tightly.

This instalment literally bought me to tears with its tenderness and the way Sharon is able to tackle some pretty heavy topics so gracefully.

Amazing 5/5⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Blog Tour -Beard Science (Winston Brothers #3) by Penny Reid


Beard Science

by Penny Reid

Winston Brothers #3

Publication Date: October 11, 2016

Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Humor, Romance


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Make a deal with the devil and you might get what you want, but will it be what you need?

Jennifer Sylvester wants one thing, and that one thing is NOT to be Tennessee’s reigning Banana Cake Queen. Ever the perpetual good girl and obedient daughter, Jennifer is buckling under the weight of her social media celebrity, her mother’s ambitions, and her father’s puritanical mandates. Jennifer is officially desperate.

And desperate times call for Cletus Winston.

Cletus Winston is a puzzle wrapped in a mystery covered in conundrum sauce, and now he’s in a pickle. Despite being convinced of his own omniscience, extortion by the exalted Banana Cake Queen of Green Valley has taken him completely by surprise. So… what’s a maniacal mastermind to do?

Likely, the last thing you expect.

‘Beard Science’ is the third book in the Winston Brothers series, is a full-length romantic comedy novel, and can be read as a standalone.


About Penny Reid


SEX! It all started with sex, between my parents. Personally I don’t like thinking about it, but whatever works for you is a-ok with me. No judgment. The sex happened in California and much of my life also occurred in that state until I moved from the land of nuts (almonds), wine, silicon… boobs, and heavy traffic to the southeast US. Like most writers I like to write, but let’s get back to sex. Eventually I married and gave birth to 2 small people-children (boy-6, girl-4 as of this writing).

By day I’m a biomedical researcher with focus on rare diseases. By night I’m a knitter, sewer, lino block carver, fabric printer, soap maker, and general crafter. By the wee hours of the morning or when I’m intoxicated I love to listen to the voices in my head and let them tell me stories. I hope you enjoy their stories.

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Blog Tour – The Reason For Me – Prescott Lane





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She likes it quick and dirty.
I like orders and rules.
She hates small talk.
I hate to share.
She’s an open book.
I’m a closed dresser drawer.
She rides a Harley.
And that drives me f’ing nuts.
Annalyse and I have both lived in our own personal hells for half a decade.  She’s learned to love the warmth, and I’m still consumed.  But my new neighbor is stoking more than my libido these days.  We agreed on only pleasure.  But she changed the rules.
And now I’m not even sure what they are.
Maybe there’s a reason she found me that night, maybe there’s a reason I can’t stop thinking about her, maybe there’s a reason for the pain.  Maybe not.
We all look for reasons in life.  Reasons for death, love, pain.  Why one thing happens and not another?  It’s human nature.  We’ve been looking for the meaning of life since the beginning of time.  But maybe the reason for all of it — life, love, loss, heartache — is the curvy brunette living next door.

“You should have on a life jacket.”  

“When I kayak or when I ride my motorcycle?” I ask.

He tries not to smile, but he does.  “Pissed, huh?”

“Observant, aren’t you?”

“Motorcyclists are twenty-five percent more likely to die and five times more likely to be injured than a passenger in a car,” he says.

“You looked that up just to lecture me, didn’t you?”

“Not the point,” he says.  “No more motorcycle.”

Did he really think he could go all alpha male on me?  Usually, it would be hot as all-get-out to see a man in control, dominant, but right now alpha equals asshole!   Note to self — I should do a blog post on that.  Where have all the good alphas gone?  “Who do you think you are?” I say, walking away.  “You’re not my husband or my father.  Come to think of it, I wouldn’t let my father or husband order me around like this.”

His fingers lightly touch my elbow.  It isn’t a grab.  I barely feel it, and as quickly as he touched me, it’s over.  “I’m a doctor.  I’ve seen what . . .”

“You’re a gynecologist!  You’ve seen what a motorcycle can do to a vagina?”

Oh God, I’m in trouble.  He’s got the dirtiest look in his eye.  “I’d imagine the vibration would feel pretty damn good.”

I can’t help it and bust out laughing.  “You are impossible.”

“And it’s the law to carry a life vest for every person in a kayak,” he says.
I roll my eyes.  “You like rules.”

“I like order.”

“Ordering people around,” I say.

“Only certain people,” he says.

Don’t ask me why, but the thought of him “ordering” me around made my legs clench together, or maybe it was the mention of vibrations.  Either way, the idea of him taking control of my body didn’t sound bad to me at all.  It would be nice to not think so damn much all the time and just feel something good for a change.





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Prescott Lane is the Amazon best-selling author of Stripped Raw. She’s got five other books under her belt including: First Position, Perfectly Broken, Quiet Angel, and Wrapped in Lace, and her new release, Layers of Her. She is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, and holds a degree in sociology and a MSW from Tulane University. She married her college sweetheart, and they currently live in New Orleans with their two children and two crazy dogs. Prescott started writing at the age of five, and sold her first story about a talking turtle to her father for a quarter. She later turned to writing romance novels because there aren’t enough happily ever afters in real life.


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Mowed By Grace Risata


**Received for honest review**

When we a younger and in school we all have that crush that we remember, that one person you crush on but don’t think it will ever happen. What about if years down the track you come face to face with that crush?

Knowing he is only a lot hotter now than back in the day.

What would you do if you bumped into that crush?

But knowing that it will never happen as you think you don’t fit into that “Hot skinny chick mold”.

Pepper is a little on the heavier side and has a pretty low self-esteem due to her body image and being be little’d constantly by other but she is young funny, bright and bubbly she is hard not to love even when she tries to be invisible.

Jason is sexy as sin, hotter than hell. After moving back to his parent’s house after finding his wife in bed with another man he tries to pick himself up after his all-time low. He needs to get back on the “horse” so to say!

He sees Pepper mowing her parent’s lawn and has to be buried inside her!

He wants her.

No strings attached.

No feelings.

No lies

Just sex.

We weren’t that keen on Jason some parts we found him to be a bit of a jerk the way he spoke to Pepper we found ourselves wanting to stab him in the eye for being disrespectful but he does redeem himself a little.

All in all a good book with lots of laughs!

Thanks Grace for another good book!

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Alpha Male by JD Hawkins


Secrets of an Alpha Male by JD Hawkins
Release Date: October 25th, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance



What happens when a cocky bad boy falls for a good girl?

I’m Connor ‘Alpha Male’ Anderson. Pound for pound I’m the best MMA fighter in America, and I’ve got the brains, balls, and brawn to back it up – 230 pounds of pure muscle, infinite charm, and the stamina to last all night long. But with the biggest fight of my career coming up, I’ve got to keep my pants zipped and get my head in the game.

That’s when Frankie Jones comes in. An amazingly hot yoga teacher, she drives me crazy with those booty shorts and sports bras. I’ll hold downward dog as long as she wants so I can show her my cobra. She’s a total bombshell, feisty, and challenges me every step of the way. She doesn’t fall for my alpha game, and that only turns me on more. But how can I get myself into her skin-tight leggings, with the pressure of this title match coming up and my trainer’s orders to keep it in my pants?

Before I met Frankie, all I wanted was to win this fight.

But now?

All I want is her.

Opposites attract in this Standalone Romance Novel with an HEA that will knock you out!

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I grew up in Southern California and now live with my wife in Venice, CA. In between I’ve lived in NYC, India and Thailand. I love to travel and enjoy surfing, training in MMA and riding motorcycles. I’ve always enjoyed making up stories, especially ones inspired by real life.

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Our Book Review – Stripped Bounty by Dorothy F. Shaw


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** Review by Gayle from Bloggers From Down Under **

Okay so I’m going to be the first to admit that this is the first novel I’ve ever read from this author, so nervous is what I felt going in. Not having a clue what to expect it was a case of dive in girl and see what you get.

Well guys what I got was one hell of a read.

Meet Badger.
Dark, dangerous, sinfully delicious.
An ex-biker who nows calls bounty hunting/security his new work, Badger works for Deuce as head security making sure that everyone is behaving and keeping the dancers safe at all times.
A loner, Badger only has time for one night stands, no emotions, just take them and leave them.
But Badger never sees her coming.
Everything that Badger swears and lives by will change forever.
She will be his game changer.

Meet Rosie.
She’s young, beautiful and now very much alone. Married to a man who thought the underworld was the place to be, receiving that one phone call Rosie knew she had lost him forver. Murdered by the hands of monsters, Rosie does the last thing her husband asked her to do.
But what she didn’t bargain on is the same monsters wanting her.
So she runs as far away as she can. She runs to Phoenix.
And lands straight into Badgers lap.

Welcome to Badger and Rosie’s world guys.

What a read. Action-packed, raw, gritty, confronting, emotionally charged and all things naughty and delicious. It had everything that I as a reader could ask for.
It had me captivated from the beginning to end and I thoroughly enjoyed the adventure that the author took me on.
If you are a lover of all things action with a touch of naughtiness, great banter and grittiness then this is the read for you.

4 stars.

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Our Book Review Playing Hardball, Part 4 (A Baseball Romance Serial) by Sharon Cummin


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** Review by Kylie From Bloggers From Down Under **

Will this be the book when Lucy and Lance both get their s••t together and realise they love each other and belong together?

We know that Lucy is pregnant with Lance’s baby. We know they are both over the moon about having a baby, but they both still have their doubts, not only about each other, but about being together, as a family, as one.

Lance proves himself in so many ways, I just wanted to yell at Lucy,” open your eyes girlfriend”, but she’s still carrying the guilt of being the reason her husband was killed.

I just know the last instalment of this story is gonna be huge. Their are so many things that are running through my mind about what the outcome could be. But for now, I give this part 4 a very deserving 5/5⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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