Chat Review: Trust by Kylie Scott

Chat Review: Trust by Kylie ScottTrust by Kylie Scott
July 18, 2017
Genres: Young Adult
Pages: 372
Format: ARC
Source: Copy for Honest Review
Also by this author: Twist
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Being young is all about the experiences: the first time you skip school, the first time you fall in love…the first time someone holds a gun to your head.

After being held hostage during a robbery at the local convenience store, seventeen year old Edie finds her attitude about life shattered. Unwilling to put up with the snobbery and bullying at her private school, she enrolls at the local public high school, crossing paths with John. The boy who risked his life to save hers. While Edie’s beginning to run wild, however, John’s just starting to settle down. After years of partying and dealing drugs with his older brother, he’s going straight—getting to class on time, and thinking about the future.

An unlikely bond grows between the two as John keeps Edie out of trouble and helps her broaden her horizons. But when he helps her out with another first—losing her virginity—their friendship gets complicated.

Meanwhile, Edie and John are pulled back into the dangerous world they narrowly escaped. They were lucky to survive the first time, but this time they have more to lose—each other.

When Ali started reading Trust, she gushed over it a little bit and that got Tiffany’s attention. This is Tiffany’s first Kylie Scott book, but we get the feeling she’ll be back for more! (Somethings never change, I’ll stalk Ali for LIFE. -Tiffany)

 

Three words to describe Trust?

Ali: Honest. Brave. Mature.

Tiffany: Real. Funny. And I’m going to have to go with mature also. 

Ali: Right? It doesn’t have that all too familiar whiny teenage feel to it. Both Edie and John were pretty down to Earth and reasonable.

Tiffany: Is it too soon to want to re-read?! I could use some more John and Edie in my life.

Ali: Not at all, I’m ready too!

Do you think you would have handled the robbery like John or like Edie or completely different?

Tiffany: I’m not sure to be honest. I would like to think I would be a John, especially if I had my kids with me or even without, he did what he could and that’s definitely more than most.  Actually you know what I’m pretty sure I’d be a John and then when all is said and done, I would be an Edie.  

Ali: I’d also like to think I’d be like John, all level headed. But, I think that would only happen if there were people I loved with me. Otherwise…I’d freak the fuck out.

Tiffany: Fuck that was an intense beginning…

What was the one thing you loved most about Edie?

Ali: For me, I think her self awareness. She’s not a shallow girl. Even though she’d love for a boy to like her, she’s not overly insecure about it. She still has that vein of vulnerability that all us women do, but she’s still very honest about it all. She was one strong chic and liked how she took strides to to live her life on her own terms.

Tiffany: I always agree with you Ali! Lol.  But really though I love how she was apologetically herself without also being pretentious.  Without spoiling much I adored the way she went about a certain relationship with her friend.  She displayed that you don’t always have to forgive someone because of who they have been to you and more so once you do decide to forgive them DOES NOT mean you have to allow them back in your life.  That, I liked, A LOT. 

Ali: Yep! It wasn’t only the way she dealt with that relationship though, that same assuredness showed in a couple spots with John.

Did you like the way the relationship between Edie and John evolved?

Tiffany: YES! I know we talked about this when you were sort of in my hood a few weeks ago but that is something I loved MOST.  I love YA but sometimes I get turned off by how unrealistic it could be… Let’s be honest there’s more pining and wanting then there is actually having in HS and then all of a sudden like the sex is explosive, like come on I’m an adult and don’t know some of the tricks that are happening in YA books.  

They became friends first and then shit got awkward, they way IT REALLY DOES.  I’m just really remembering how much I love John right now and I am now having a hard time focusing. >.< Back to their evolution, right, it was perfect and true to their age and due to what happened to them they both began changing and I was happy they had one another through that. 

Ali: Yes, yes, yes! I always think that authors who aren’t actively involved in a teenager’s life, should not write teenagers. I don’t know if Scott has teens, but she definitely wrote them as if she does. I think it’s easy to forget that a lot of teens are really quite grown up, more so than some adults, and are completely able to navigate a relationship the same as adults.

This goes back to that overall feeling of maturity in Trust. I think this book will not only resonate with a new, younger fanbase for Scott but will also do well with her current readers who love her adult work so much.

Overall thoughts about Trust?

Tiffany: I LOVED IT.  The beginning started strong and I was a little worried with what might follow. But that’s what I get for jumping to conclusions. The time line followed through with perfection. Chapter after chapter, I fell further and further in love. I honestly feel repetitive because I seriously want to do nothing but fawn over this book and I have said how much I love it like a million times already. Overall it was an amazing story about a REAL relationship, REAL evolving characters, REAL situations, all of it just felt entirely REAL. As previously stated this may have been my first Kylie Scott book but it is no where near my last.  

OH MY GOSH WAIT.

We have not talked about have much I loved one of the car scenes… John, oy vay JOHN!!! Ali I know you know which part I’m talking about, ugh it would totally be worth missing curfew for!!!

Ali: Hahaha, I’m surprised it took until the end of the review for you to bring that up! And yeah…broken curfew…restrictions galore…ALL WORTH IT.

I basically agree with all you just said to sum up this book. So, I’m going to finish this up and maybe head right back in for a re-read!

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About Kylie Scott

Kylie is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year, 2013 & 2014, by the Australian Romance Writer’s Association and her books have been translated into eleven different languages. She is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet.


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Review: The Red by Tiffany Reisz

Review: The Red by Tiffany ReiszThe Red July 11, 2017
Genres: Erotica, Fantasy
Pages: 248
Format: ARC
Source: Copy for Honest Review

The Red is a standalone novel of erotic fantasy from Tiffany Reisz, international bestselling author of The Bourbon Thief and the Original Sinners series.

Mona Lisa St. James made a deathbed promise that she would do anything to save her mother's art gallery. Unfortunately, not only is The Red painted red, but it's in the red.

Just as she realizes she has no choice but to sell it, a mysterious man comes in after closing time and makes her an offer: He will save The Red if she agrees to submit to him for the period of one year.

The man is handsome, English, and terribly tempting...but surely her mother didn't mean for Mona to sell herself to a stranger. Then again, she did promise to do anything to save The Red...

If anyone is going to make smut whimsical and poignant, it will be none other than the QUEEN OF ALL THINGS Tiffany Reisz.

I am wholly convinced that she is other worldly, her words own me with a wicked possession.  Her characters make you crave their existence and wish they were figures in reality.

In all honestly I lagged a little to start The Red because I had received it from Net Galley so early and then before I knew it release day and I’m sure of regardless of whenever I would have read it the effect would still be mind blowing.  My body literally is a pressure cooker of frazzled nerves, this book is SEXY & ADVENTUROUS.  And while sex takes place in just about every chapter and it is far from typical raunchy insta-love. ( <- I don’t mean that negatively, I love insta-love from time to time too.  ) But this… this was so much more, this was the exploration of the combination of two (sometimes more  😛 ) bodies testing their limits and of Mona giving over her body to Malcolm with complete carte blanche. Even with the plot mainly composed of just sex the story was so GOOD and suddenly I fell down the rabbit hole!! I felt grief and so many more emotions.  I was blissful with Mona, sad with her, happy with her, and when she thought she was halfway to crazy I felt that too.

Before I knew it that rabbit hole led to an almost mystical world and I didn’t expect it but the bridge from what seemed to be reality with a whole lot of erotica turned into a fantasy with still a whole lot of erotica but with beings that cannot be explained.  I literally cannot explain them, well I guess I could but it may be a bit of a spoiler.  All you must know is that if Malcolm really is the devil I would sell not only my soul but every organ in my body for a chance to be his.  Maybe not my heart because that belongs to Søren and not even the devil himself would dare cross that man. 

In all fairness the one thing that bothered me was merely an after thought after getting passed it.  Mona stood up and put on heels and then when she walked out of her office she was in ballet flats.  Mind you this is in the first chapter.  Within that same chapter I forgot that I even cared, it became moot.  Like even mentioning it now makes me roll my eyes at myself.  MOVING ON… 

I had no clue what time era this was in until the last chapter, I knew it was some what modern but I loved the mystery of not knowing.  Seriously majority of the book took place in Mona’s inherited back room of her art gallery The Red and with every chapter it transformed into a scene recreated by Malcolm.  This man, this unashamed no bared man, I was so taken aback with him.  From the way he was so familiar with himself and what he wanted.  

In a nutshell Mona is going to lose her art gallery and its more of a matter of when then will, in comes Malcolm and offers her a way to save it… Albeit it is anything but conventional but she takes him up on his offer and in time when their arrangement is to end her feelings have evolved into love and the last thing she could fathom is losing him.  

But was he really hers to begin with? 

She doesn’t know anything more than his first name and the intense absence she feels without him. 

By the time everything finds its end I finished with my mouth hanging open, it was nothing short of amazing.  I just know that every Tiffany Reisz book I have read leaves me reeling, it sets the standard of perfection.  She weaves stories and worlds that nothing could compare to, EVER.  

If you love erotica and are willing to venture into the unknown with Malcolm then this is for you, definitely give this one a try!~ 

 


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Review: Train Wreck by T. Gephart

Review: Train Wreck by T. GephartTrain Wreck Series: Standalone
July 10, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 361
Format: ARC
Source: Copy for Honest Review
Also in this series: Back to You, Back to You

“No passion, no emotion, no originality—a train wreck of epic portions.”

Those were the words to describe Eve Thorton’s exhibition. Not even a fine arts degree from Yale or her daddy’s bank account could save her from the scathing reviews. And failure was a word Eve would never be comfortable with. Not even close.

Plotting the demise of every critic who’d written her off was her first instinct. But that would come later. Instead, she would show them that she wasn’t a bored socialite with more money than talent.

She would prove everyone wrong, and she wasn’t afraid to get her hands dirty. But when her journey for redemption crashed headfirst into Josh Logan, the sexy, talented tattooist from Queens, getting her hands dirty took on a whole new meaning.

Josh was everything Eve wasn’t, translating on skin what she couldn’t onto her canvas. All she had to do was convince him to share his jaw-dropping brilliance, and help her—seeing him naked—a bonus. Then she could go back to her regular life, vindicated.

It should have been easy. Pity her plans had a habit of derailing.

Excuse me while I remember how to write a review…

I’ve been a bit MIA for reasons I may or may not explain but as a result of taking a break from social media I have read quite a few books that I want to scream out about, Train Wreck being one of them.  T. (Tina) Gephart is such a VERSATILE writer and it shows from book to book.  Granted I have only read her latest four including this one but she has created another world I will gladly live in.

Josh and Eva are such a treat!

I’ve said this before but let me just say quickly once more that I usually shy away from books that have the “romantic comedy” label because I have this preconceived notion that it won’t be funny but more so “trying” to be funny.  With Tina however, this is never the case… She is organically funny (totally got that phrase from Ali) it just flows so well and the times I find myself laughing is because something is really, actually funny.  Like the humor is embedded in the characters and it is not forced or overdone.  Just a part of their traits.

Another thing is that T.’s heroines are made with a dash of everything!! I find them totally endearing and relatable.  I love following their journey as they work through their revelations and find themselves.  Eva did just that, she grew on her road to self discovery but more than that she allowed Josh to help her and it made her even better.

Ahhh about that babe Josh, he was a bit different than previous male characters in her books but you know what… I found that I loved him just as much!! He was a really good guy, like a real good guy and frankly I don’t always read too many books with good guys.  Don’t let that fool you though, he was still entirely filthy and won me over in half a broken heart beat.  Josh is the guy who cares for everyone and puts himself and his needs last because he wants whats best for everyone around him.  He is a walking fortune cookie with tattoos, the picture of him in my head does not do him justice I’m sure.

As you can predict girl meets boy, boy likes girl, they become friends and things quickly escalate from there.  Did I mention that I really appreciated their friendship before they became lovers?! Well I totally did, I loved how they formed a dynamic and the transition became so natural for them.  So heres the catch… you know when it’s time for the conflict to arise and the two main characters leave so many things unsaid and then it gets blown out of proportion?  When really everything could have been solved with a simple conversation… I’ll admit I thought thats what was going to happen here and for a second I was almost like ugh no, but then long behold these two characters worked through a minor understanding like ADULTS! I mean that shouldn’t have made me as happy as it did, but what can I say it was majorly refreshing!

Overall I loved this story, I loved EVERY SINGLE CHARACTER, I loved how it ended, I loved how funny it was, I loved how after finishing it I wanted a book for Dallas.  

T. Gephart always leaves me wanting more of whatever she is offering, if you are looking for a fun, summer read then definitely pick this one up.  Plus the cover is GORGEOUS!!  

 

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Review: The Day of the Duchess by Sarah MacLean

Review: The Day of the Duchess by Sarah MacLeanThe Day of the Duchess by Sarah Maclean
Series: Scandal & Scoundrel #3
Published by Harper Collins June 27, 2017
Genres: Historical Romance
Pages: 400
Format: ARC
Source: Copy for Honest Review
Narrator: Justine Eyre
Length: 10 Hrs 39 Mns
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The one woman he will never forget…
Malcolm Bevingstoke, Duke of Haven, has lived the last three years in self-imposed solitude, paying the price for a mistake he can never reverse and a love he lost forever. The dukedom does not wait, however, and Haven requires an heir, which means he must find himself a wife by summer’s end. There is only one problem—he already has one.

The one man she will never forgive…
After years in exile, Seraphina, Duchess of Haven, returns to London with a single goal—to reclaim the life she left and find happiness, unencumbered by the man who broke her heart. Haven offers her a deal; Sera can have her freedom, just as soon as she finds her replacement…which requires her to spend the summer in close quarters with the husband she does not want, but somehow cannot resist.

A love that neither can deny…
The duke has a single summer to woo his wife and convince her that, despite their broken past, he can give her forever, making every day The Day of the Duchess.

The Day of the Duchess was everything I wanted it to be and so, so much more. It’s turned out to be my favorite Maclean book so far.

If you know how the Scandal & Scoundrel series starts, you know that the Duke of Haven and his wife, Seraphina, are having some marital woes. This, the third book in the series, hashes out all of those troubles. Even though I was extremely hesitant about Malcolm, the Duke, going into this story – I was still dying to get my hands on this book. I really, really wanted to know why this couple was where they were and how they could possibly overcome such turmoil.

Let me say…MacLean did an amazing job. I am soooo in love with Malcolm and I never, ever, expected that. Not in a million years. But here we are, with me singing his praises and my heart beating a little faster just at the thought of this man, who I greatly disliked in book one, The Rogue Not Taken.

Malcolm shines, but so does Seraphina. She’s a much stronger character than I anticipated and her determination and vulnerability had me in love with her as well.

The Day of the Duchess is more than just a romance. It’s a tale of redemption, of strength, of growth, of learning to trust again after it’s been so heartbreakingly and brutally broken. It’s a story of never giving up on something you love and doing all you can to deserve that love. It’s also a tale of passion and freedom and it’s brilliantly weaved with MacLean’s unique quirky sense of humor. I laughed and I cried. This book was everything!

 


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My personal experience with Bad Romance by Heather DemetriosBad Romance June 13, 2017
Genres: Young Adult
Pages: 369
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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Grace wants out. Out of her house, where her stepfather wields fear like a weapon and her mother makes her scrub imaginary dirt off the floors. Out of her California town, too small to contain her big city dreams. Out of her life, and into the role of Parisian artist, New York director—anything but scared and alone.

Enter Gavin: charming, talented, adored. Controlling. Dangerous. When Grace and Gavin fall in love, Grace is sure it's too good to be true. She has no idea their relationship will become a prison she's unable to escape.

Deeply affecting and unflinchingly honest, this is a story about spiraling into darkness—and emerging into the light again.

This is probably going to get really personal and very emotional for me, please bear with me.

Bad Romance is a book every young girl should read. Bad Romance is a book every mother of a young girl should read. Hell, every mother of a young boy should read it. It should be read as a cautionary tale of what so, so many young couples go through and we should all be aware of the signs.

It would be easy to say that Bad Romance is the story of Grace, a high school student with a hard home life who falls into a destructive relationship and is emotionally abused by her boyfriend. It is that story. But it’s more. It’s also the story of Gavin. An emotionally troubled teen who charms and manipulates his way through life, avoiding the professional care he desperately needs.  That part of this story was very hard for me to come to terms with. Here’s why.

This is not a subject I’ve ever easily broached. Especially not publicly. Why? Because 25 years later, I’m still ashamed of the girl I was.

I was Grace.

At sixteen I entered into a relationship with a shy, quirky skater boy. He was beloved by his friends, he had great parents who showed me nothing but adoration and kindness and by all accounts…he was a great guy. He started out as a great guy.

I grew up in a somewhat strict home life, I didn’t have the freedom so many of my friends did. But my parents trusted this guy. Trusted him to take care of me, to look out for me, to care for me and they allowed me more freedom because of it. Which only made me love him more.

As time went on though, the great guy became more and more jealous. Possessive. Controlling. Slowly I lost most of my friends. I was only ‘allowed’ certain ones. I was a drama girl, like Grace, preferring roles behind the scenes. That role eventually dwindled as well because he wasn’t part of that life and why would I want to do an activity, any activity, without him?

My life became another set of rules, only this time they weren’t my parents rules, they were his. If I didn’t comply he became morose, depressed, and would lay on a heavy guilt trip about me not loving him as much as he loved me.

About half way into our relationship I received a phone call from an ex boyfriend. Someone who had played a pivotal role in my life. He called to tell me his little brother had committed suicide. His girlfriend had broken up with him and he was so emotionally unstable over it that he went to her house and shot himself in her front yard.

I should have been there for him. He had just lost his brother in a horrific way and he called me. But, this was someone I was not ‘allowed’ to talk to. I wasn’t there for this person. I was too scared to be there for him. Years later, he forgave me for that. I still have not forgiven myself. I don’t think I ever can.

Things between me and my boyfriend escalated after that. His depression every time we fought, which was a lot, became tainted with talk of suicide. I can’t tell you how many times I heard “I’ll kill myself if you leave me”. It was his trump card. The one sure thing he had to keep me in line. And it worked for another year and a half. It worked through the emotional abuse and manipulation. It worked when that all changed to physical violence. And yet, I stayed. I knew the toll suicide took on loved ones. I wouldn’t be responsible for that. His life was in my hands. You couldn’t convince me it wasn’t.

He even had a way of charming our friends. Every fight was my fault, in their eyes. Even they would guilt me into staying for fear of his self-harm. He was the king of mind games.

Until one day, that guy I wasn’t allowed to talk to called again. Just to check in, as it had been so long since we last talked. While chatting he asked me something that I’ll never forget. “Who the fuck are you?” That question changed my life. This was someone I had not seen in years. Had barely spoken to in years. Yet he knew. He knew my life was wrong.

By this time, I was 19 and had been living in this Hell for three years. I was a husk of a person. I wasn’t Ali. I was just his girlfriend. I was the girl that did what he wanted, listened to only the music he liked, only liked the food he liked, only liked the people he liked.

But I couldn’t let that question go. “Who the fuck are you?”

So I made a plan. I broke up with him on a Friday, over the phone, right before I left work and I ran to a friend’s house for the weekend. She lived a few towns away and he didn’t know where or how to contact her. I called my parents and asked them not to tell him anything. I knew he’d call them, show up at my house, beg them…he did. They had no idea what was happening. I never let on. His abuse was my secret shame.

Leaving him was not easy and his abuse didn’t end after that weekend. There were still phone calls and attempts to see me. And there was still one more attempt at his sure fire ‘suicide’ tactic. I ended up at his house to make sure he was really okay. He was. Of course, he was. I still ended up with a fist to the face for my efforts.

It was over, though. For good. I left. It was so hard and scary but I did it. Not knowing who I was, what my future held anymore…I had given up any dream I had before him.

I hated him for years. Some part of me still does, for the girl he turned me into. I somehow can’t let go of all of that hate, for her sake. However, Bad Romance changed my outlook. Gavin is so much like this guy was and makes you realize that there are so many in the world like that. It’s a disease. He needed help just as much as I did and nobody ever even tried to get that for him. It was never MY responsibility to keep him alive though. That was his job. 

I guess I feel a little like I’ve come full circle from reading this book. It’s made me see things about myself that I never wanted to look at. It’s made me see things about him that I never wanted to see. It’s let me forgive myself a little more. All these years later and I didn’t even know I still needed it.

So. Thank you Heather Demetrios for writing a story that needed to be written. For all the people who have been there, are there or are about to be there. I hope it enlightens some readers. Helps them see the signs of abuse, as sometimes it’s very quiet and well hidden. Also, I hope it helps others heal, as it did me. 

 


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New Trade Paperback Editions from Kristen Ashley’s Colorado Mountain Series Available Today!

Attention Kristen Ashley Fans! Forever Romance has just relese the new trade paperback copies from Kristen Ashley’s Colorado Mountain series! If you’re a KA fanatic, you’ll want these beauties to be added to your collection. If you haven’t read these books, well, we highly recommend them you read them soon. Hot, Alpa Colorado mountain men…*fans self*

 

 

Life isn’t meant to be perfect. It’s meant to be lived . . .

Nina Sheridan thought she’d found the perfect man who would become the perfect husband. She was wrong. When Nina realizes the man she planned to grow old with doesn’t know her at all, it’s time to rethink her idea of perfect. And what better place to get her life in order than a remote Colorado mountain town halfway around the world?

Gnaw Bone, Colorado, may not be flashy or cosmopolitan, but it’s got a brand of hospitality all its own. Nina isn’t entirely sure she’s ready to trade the life she thought she wanted in England for cozy evenings in her mountain retreat, and she definitely isn’t sure she’s ready to handle the connection she feels to the owner of her rental house, Max Holden . . .

Nina didn’t come to Colorado to find love, but even the best-laid plans can go awry. Now, if Nina can let go of her past, Max-and a future in Gnaw Bone-might just be the perfect second chance she’s been waiting for.

Links: Amazon US | Barnes & Noble | Indie Bound | Target

 

Lauren Grahame needs a whole new life. A simpler life. After leaving her cheating husband, she moves to Carnal, Colorado, takes a job as a waitress, and realizes she might have finally found the hometown she’d been searching for. Except things are about to get a lot more complicated . . .

Lauren’s fresh start does not include her growing feelings for her boss, Tate Jackson. She’ll take the new friends, the new job, not to mention the incredible banana bread from the local coffee shop, but love is not on the agenda.

However, the people of Carnal know chemistry when they see it, and they’re not about to let Tate and Lauren miss their chance.

Links: Amazon US | Barnes & Noble | Indie Bound | Target

 

Lexie Berry has had nothing but bad luck. You name it, Lexie has probably survived it-or worse. But there’s only so much bad luck a girl can take, and now one promise is all that stands between her and a brand-new life.

When that promise brings her to Carnal, Colorado, Lexie isn’t sure the rough, yet strangely charming, town is for her. But there’s something Carnal has that might just make staying around worth it . . . and that’s Ty Walker.

For five years, Ty was imprisoned for a crime he didn’t commit. Now he wants revenge on the people who framed him. Lexie knows there’s a difference between vengeance and justice, and she’ll do everything she can to make sure Ty gets the latter. And with the good people of Carnal on their side, Lexie and Ty might finally find their luck is changing for the better.

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Kristen Ashley grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana, and has lived in Denver, Colorado, and the West Country of England. Thus she has been blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her posse is loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write.

Kristen was raised in a house with a large and multigenerational family. They lived on a very small farm in a small town in the heartland, and Kristen grew up listening to the strains of Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon, and Whitesnake.

Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music and love was a good way to grow up.

And as she keeps growing up, it keeps getting better.

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Best Romances with Single Dads

What is it about single dads that melts out hearts? The slight mention of a single dad romance novel will more than likely get our antennas to perk up. There’s just something about a single father that’s caring, responsible and warm and puts his kids above all else. Plus, these single dads more than often have lived a painful past that has led them to single parenthood. The really sad or rocky pasts usually get us all more excited to read their stories.

Here are some of our favorite romances featuring single dads that made us swoon.

 

 

Stuck in a colorless world, Tyra Masters decides to chuck her old life and starts searching for something. She doesn’t know what it is until she meets her dream man. The goateed, tattooed, muscled, gravelly-voiced motorcycle man who plies her with tequila and gives her the best sex of her life. But she knows it isn’t the tequila and sex talking. He’s it. He’s who she’s been daydreaming about since she could remember.

Until he makes it clear she isn’t who he’s looking for.

Tyra slinks away from his bed, humiliated. The problem is, he’s her new boss. She just may or may not have forgotten to tell him that part.

Kane “Tack” Allen has a rule. He doesn’t employ someone he’s slept with. And he lets Tyra know that in his motorcycle man way. Tyra fights for her job and wins it using sass and a technicality. Tack challenges her that if she hits his bed one more time, she loses her job.

Tyra is determined to keep her job and keep away from Tack. But she makes a big mistake. During their head to heads, she lets it all hang out and shows Tack she is who he’s looking for. And Tack has had a good woman slip through his fingers, he’s not about to let that happen again.

Although Tack colors Tyra’s world with a vibrancy that’s blinding, being with him means she has to live in his Motorcycle Club world. Full on, no holds barred. And since Tack’s world, not to mention Tack, is a little scary, Tyra isn’t so sure.

It’s Tack’s job to convince her.

Links:  Kindle US  |  Paperback  |  Audible

 

 

The night I met Drew Jagger, he’d just broken into my new Park Avenue office.

I dialed 9-1-1 before proceeding to attack him with my fancy new Krav Maga skills.

He quickly restrained me, then chuckled, finding my attempted assault amusing.

Of course, my intruder had to be arrogant.

Only, turned out, he wasn’t an intruder at all.

Drew was the rightful occupant of my new office. He’d been on vacation while his posh space was renovated.

Which was how a scammer got away with leasing me office space that wasn’t really available for rent.

I was swindled out of ten grand.

The next day, after hours at the police station, Drew took pity on me and made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. In exchange for answering his phones while his secretary was out, he’d let me stay until I found a new place.

I probably should have acted grateful and kept my mouth shut when I overheard the advice he was spewing to his clients. But I couldn’t help giving him a piece of my mind.

I never expected my body to react every time we argued. Especially when that was all we seemed to be able to do.

The two of us were complete opposites. Drew was a bitter, angry, gorgeous-as-all-hell, destroyer of relationships. And my job was to help people save their marriages.

The only thing the two of us had in common was the space we were sharing.

And an attraction that was getting harder to deny by the day.

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Rising star Zack Grantham has been stuck in a downward spiral of grief ever since the car accident that left him a single dad and put his career on hold. Back on the road with the Carolina Cold Fury and still crippled by emotional baggage, he’s in need of some serious help with his son. But while the nerdy new nanny wins his son’s heart, Zack isn’t sure he’s ready for a woman’s touch—even after getting a glimpse of the killer curves she’s hiding under those baggy clothes.

Kate Francis usually keeps men like Zack at a distance. Though his athlete’s body is honed to perfection, he refuses to move on with his life—and besides, he’s her boss. Still, the sparks between them are undeniable, tempting Kate to turn their professional relationship into a personal one. But before she makes a power play for Zack’s wounded heart, Kate will have to open him up again and show him that love is worth the fight.

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When Mia Corelli returns to Alabama for a summer of fun with her childhood best friend, Tessa, there’s only one thing keeping her on edge. One person that she’d do anything to avoid.

Benjamin Kelly. World’s biggest dickhead.

Mia hates him with a fury and has no desire to ever see him again. When she decides to start her summer off with a bang and finally give away her v-card, she unknowingly hands it over to the one guy that excelled at making her life miserable, learning a valuable lesson in the process.

Always get the name of the guy you’re going home with.

Ben can’t get the girl he spent one night with out of his head. When she leaves him the next morning, he thinks he’ll never see her again. Until he sees her lounging by the pool with his sister.

Mia is determined to hate Ben, even though she can’t forget him.

Ben is determined to prove he’s not the same guy he used to be.

What happens when the one person you wish never existed becomes the one person you can’t imagine being without?

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Sayer Cole and Zeb Fuller couldn’t be more different. She’s country club and fine-dining, he’s cell-block and sawdust. Sayer spends her days in litigation, while Zeb spends his working with his hands. She’s French silk, he’s all denim and flannel.

Zeb’s wanted the stunning blonde since the moment he laid eyes on her. It doesn’t matter how many smooth moves he makes, the reserved lawyer seems determinedly oblivious to his interest—either that or she doesn’t return it. Sayer is certain the rough, hard, hot-as-hell Zeb could never want someone as closed off and restrained as she is, which is a shame because something tells her he might be the guy to finally melt her icy exterior.

But just as things start to heat up, Zeb is blindsided by a life altering moment from his past. He needs Sayer’s professional help to right a wrong and to save more than himself. He can’t risk what’s at stake just because his attraction to Sayer feels all consuming. But as these opposites dig in for the fight of their lives, battling together to save a family, the steam created when fire and ice collide can no longer be ignored.

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From the outside looking in, I had it all—a career I loved, a supportive family, the Nixon metabolism but not the Nixon ears, and a salary that supported my lavish taste in designer shoes, fine wine, and lacy lingerie … but I had no one to share it with.

Until the day I ran into him—my one night stand from college with the crooked smile, let’s-get-out-of-here eyes, and dirty, dirty mouth.

Cute and cocky then, today Levi Brooks is six feet four inches of hot bearded fantasy. A sexy single dad with broad shoulders, strong hands, and a fantastically big … heart. (I mean, it’s massive. And generous. And it pumps so hard … um. Sorry. Lost my place.)

Being a good father means everything to him, but he’s keeping me at a distance because he thinks I deserve someone better — a man who can give me more time, more attention, more of himself. He doesn’t believe he could ever be enough.

But he’s wrong.

He’s everything.

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When Lauren Monroe first laid eyes on Michael Delaney back in high school, she had every reason to stay away from him; within minutes of their first encounter, his volatile actions confirmed his notorious reputation. But Lauren saw something in him that caused her to question his bad-boy persona, and against her better judgment, she took a chance. She had no way of knowing that the unlikely friendship they formed would become so important to her.

Or that it would end so painfully.

Eight years later, when Lauren begins her new job at Learn and Grow Day Care, Michael is the last person she expects to see. Refusing to revisit the hurt and confusion of their past, Lauren vows to keep her distance from him. But staying away from Michael proves to be more difficult than she thought, despite her lingering grief and her instincts for self-preservation.

As Lauren and Michael recall the friendship that changed them forever and the events that tore them apart, will they finally be able to heal? Or will the ghosts of Michael’s past prove to be too much to overcome?

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Early in her life, Josephine Malone learned the hard way that there was only one person she could love and trust: her grandmother, Lydia Malone. Out of necessity, unconsciously and very successfully, Josephine donned a disguise to keep all others at bay. She led a globetrotting lifestyle on the fringes of the fashion and music elite, but she kept herself distant.

While Josephine was trotting the globe, retired boxer Jake Spear was living in the same small town as Lydia. There was nothing disguised about Jake. Including the fact he made a habit of making very bad decisions about who to give his love.

But for Josephine and Jake, there was one person who adored them. One person who knew how to lead them to happiness. And one person who was intent on doing it.

Even if she had to do it as her final wish on this earth.

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American heiress Amelia Hathaway needs to start anew.

Her husband cheated on her, and when everything she wanted in life slipped through her fingers, she fell apart. When she did, she took another heart wrenching hit as she lost the respect of her children.

When her ex took her family from California to live in the small town of Magdalene in Maine, Amelia decided it was time to sort herself out. In order to do that and win her children back, she moves to Cliff Blue, an architectural masterpiece on the rocky coast of Magdalene.

Her boxes aren’t even unpacked when she meets Mickey Donovan, a man who lives across the street, a man so beautiful Amelia takes one look at Mickey and knows she wants everything from him.

The problem is, she finds out swiftly that he’s friendly, he’s kind, but he doesn’t want everything back.

Amelia struggles to right past wrongs in her life at the same time find out who she wants to be. She also struggles with her attraction to the handsome firefighter who lives across the street.

But Amelia will face a surprise when her friendly neighbor becomes not-so-friendly. As Amelia and Mickey go head to head, Amelia must focus on winning back the hearts of her children.

She soon discovers she also must focus on winning the heart of a handsome firefighter who understands down to his soul the beautiful heiress who lives across the street is used to a life he cannot provide.

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A feast she wasn’t expecting! 

Clover Greene would sooner crawl into her oven than host family for Thanksgiving dinner. Yet another annual ritual of too much food, served with a side of criticism over “Clover’s Bad Life Choices.” This year, she needs to distract them all—with a handsome fake boyfriend. And she has the perfect guy in mind. 

Contractor Erick Fields is the poster boy for sexy single dads, and Clover has been secretly crushing on him for ages. She certainly wasn’t expecting Erick to agree to her insane charade…or to add lots of hot, wicked sex to the deal. If they can pull it off, the worst Thanksgiving ever might give them something to be really thankful for!

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Goody-two boots AJ Foster has waited her entire life for her dream cowboy Cord McKay to see her as more than the neighbor girl in pigtails. Now that she’s old enough to stake her claim on him, she s pulling out all the sexual stops and riding hell-bent for leather straight for his libido.

Divorced rancher Cord has sworn off all women until innocent AJ suggests he teach her how to ride bareback and he realizes she doesn’t mean horses or bulls. Between his responsibilities running his massive ranch, missing his young son and dealing with the sexual shenanigans of his brother and cousins, Cord is more than willing to take AJ up on her offer. On a trial basis.

The fun and games tie them both up in knots. AJ isn t willing to settle for less than the whole shootin match with her western knight. But for Cord, even though the sexy cowgirl sets his blood ablaze, he s determined to resist her efforts to lasso his battered heart.

Sweet, determined AJ has the power to heal or heel the gruff cowboy unless Cord s pride keeps him from admitting their relationship is more than a simple roll in the hay.

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A Washington, DC, defense attorney, Stanton Shaw keeps his head cool, his questions sharp, and his arguments irrefutable. They don’t call him the Jury Charmer for nothing—with his southern drawl, disarming smile, and captivating green eyes, he’s a hard man to say no to. Men want to be him, and women want to be thoroughly cross examined by him.

Stanton’s a man with a plan. And for a while, life was going according to that plan.

Until the day he receives an invitation to the wedding of his high school sweetheart, the mother of his beloved ten-year-old daughter. Jenny is getting married—to someone who isn’t him.

That’s definitely not part of the plan.

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Sofia Santos is a city-raised, no-nonsense litigator who plans to become the most revered criminal defense attorney in the country. She doesn’t have time for relationships or distractions.

But when Stanton, her “friend with mind-blowing benefits,” begs her for help, she finds herself out of her element, out of her depth, and obviously out of her mind. Because she agrees to go with him to The-Middle-Of-Nowhere, Mississippi, to do all she can to help Stanton win back the woman he loves. Her head tells her she’s crazy…and her heart says something else entirely.

What happens when you mix a one-stop-light town, two professional arguers, a homecoming queen, four big brothers, some Jimmy Dean sausage, and a gun-toting Nana?

The Bourbon flows, passions rise, and even the best-laid plans get overruled by the desires of the heart.

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A goalie has to trust his instincts, even when taking a shot to the heart…

Mike Beacon is a champion at defending the net, but off the ice, he’s not so lucky. A widower and a single father, he’s never forgotten Lauren Williams, the ex who gave him the best year of his life. When Lauren reappears in the Bruisers office during the playoffs, Beacon sees his chance to make things right.

Lauren hates that she’s forced to travel with the team she used to work for and the man who broke her heart. There’s still undeniable sexual tension running between her and Mike, but she won’t go down that road again. She’s focused on her plans for the future—she doesn’t need a man to make her dreams of motherhood come true.

Lauren plays her best defensive game, but she’s no match for the dark-eyed goalie. When the field of play moves to Florida, things heat up on the beach.

One of Mike’s biggest fans doesn’t approve—his teenage daughter. But a true competitor knows not to waste the perfect shot at love.

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Love can happen in a heartbeat. 

Grace never thought she’d be starting her life over from scratch. Losing everything has landed her in Lucky Harbor, working as a dog walker for overwhelmed ER doctor Josh Scott. But the day his nanny fails to show up, Grace goes from caring for Josh’s loveable mutt to caring for his rambunctious kids. Soon Grace is playing house with the sexy single dad…

With so many people depending on him, Josh has no time for anything outside of his clinic and family–until Grace arrives in town. Now this brainy blonde is turning his life inside out and giving a whole new meaning to the phrase “good bedside manner.” Josh and Grace don’t know if what they have can last. But in a town like Lucky Harbor, a lifetime of love starts with just one day…

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Sir Phillip knew from his correspondence with his dead wife’s distant cousin that Eloise Bridgerton was a spinster, and so he’d proposed, figuring that she’d be homely and unassuming, and more than a little desperate for an offer of marriage. Except . . . she wasn’t. The beautiful woman on his doorstep was anything but quiet, and when she stopped talking long enough to close her mouth, all he wanted to do was kiss her…

Eloise Bridgerton couldn’t marry a man she had never met! But then she started thinking… and wondering… and before she knew it, she was in a hired carriage in the middle of the night, on her way to meet the man she hoped might be her perfect match. Except… he wasn’t. Her perfect husband wouldn’t be so moody and ill-mannered. And he certainly should have mentioned that he had two young – and decidedly unruly – children, as much in need of a mother as Phillip is in need of a wife.

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Jensen Reynolds made a stupid, terrible, mistake years ago when while on a break, he slept with another woman and got her pregnant. He tried to make up for it by marrying her, which meant saying goodbye to the love of his life forever.

Mia is done with men. They’re lying, cheating, scumbags and she doesn’t have time for any of them.

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