New Release & Review: Healing the Broken by K. Street

 

Title: Healing the Broken
Author: K. Street
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 27, 2017
Blurb

Strength is born during the moments that are meant to break us.Monsters didn’t just exist in nightmares.

They were real; they lived among us. As the sole witness to a brutal murder, Ryann Sinclair knew that better than anyone.

He’d been burned once, and Cashel Donovan swore it was the last time.

Until Ryann Sinclair walked back into his life.

She was fiercely protective of her heart, and he was hell-bent on protecting her.

Never one to back down from a challenge, he was determined to break her.

Just so he could be the one to put her back together.

 

Purchase Links

 

AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
Free in Kindle Unlimited

 

 

Review
4-star
Healing the Broken by K. Street is a debut book by this author and you wouldn’t know it by her writing style. It was smooth and transitioned nicely throughout. She had 2 main characters that were loveable and strong.
Ryann is a woman who has seen things most people never do and she is still having the nightmares to prove it. Cashel is a man that has been burned in the past but when he runs into his old childhood friend Ryann he wants to help fix her. With memories at the forefront for both, a love grows between the two and when Ryann’s past comes back to haunt her, Cashel is there to protect her.
This is an emotional story that will have you laughing one minute and in tears the next. There is so much strength and honesty in this book that I couldn’t put it down until I was done.
Reviewed by Jennifer
LLEP Review Team
Excerpt

 

Cash’s POV“Stay.”

It’s uttered so quietly, I assume she’s dreaming. Without turning to look at her, I take another step out of the room.

“Please.”

There is a desperate sound in her tone that seizes my heart and traps the air in my lungs. Turning back, I go to the side of the bed and crouch down, so I’m eye-level with her. Softly, I push the hair off her forehead and hold her gaze. All her defenses are down. If a person’s eyes are windows to their soul, I feel like I’m seeing into the depths of her. Seeing all the broken pieces.

“All right, baby girl, I’ll stay.”

 

Author Bio

 

K. Street has been making up stories since she was old enough to talk and began writing at the tender age of eleven. She resides in central Florida with her husband and daughter. Her affinity for coffee, sweet red wine, dark chocolate and hockey runs deep. When K isn’t working or writing she enjoys reading, cooking, spending time with her family and cheering on her beloved Chicago Blackhawks.
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New Release & Review: Fake Fiancee by Ilsa Madden-Mills

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Fake Fiancée is a new standalone romance from Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author Ilsa Madden-Mills!

 

ONLY $0.99 & FREE on Kindle Unlimited!

**limited time**

 

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Full Blurb

 

From WSJ Bestselling Author Ilsa Madden-Mills comes a new stand-alone contemporary romance.

Fake engaged to the hottest quarterback in the country? SCORE.

They say nothing compares to your first kiss,

But our first kiss was orchestrated for an audience.

Our second kiss . . . that one was REAL.

He cradled my face like he was terrified he’d f*ck it up.

He stared into my eyes until the air buzzed.

Soft and slow, full of sighs and little laughs,

He inhaled me like I was the finest Belgian chocolate,

And he’d never get another piece.

A nip of his teeth, his hand at my waist . . .

And I was lost.

I forgot he was paying me to be his fake fiancée.

I forgot we weren’t REAL.

Our kiss was pure magic, and before you laugh and say those kinds of kisses don’t exist,

Then you’ve never touched lips with Max Kent, the hottest quarterback in college history.

 

Three months. Two hearts. One fake engagement.

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Review

4-star

This is the first book by this author I have read and what a refreshing read it is too!

Sunny moves across the road from the all star quarterback at her college, Max, and didn’t intend to have anything to do with him however fate intervenes. She agrees to a fake relationship but also finds a friend in him.

Sunny is such a strong, sassy young woman who is able to stand up for herself. Max knows he is a brilliant football player but strives to maintain higher morals. I really enjoyed the descriptions and could easily identify with these characters. The secondary characters are also described well and you either like them a lot or readily dislike them intensely. Mimi and Tate are two such fabulous characters that you could read more about.

I thoroughly enjoyed the honesty in the story for example how Max is up front about wanting to be intimate with Sunny, there is no sneaky behaviour.

I will definitely be reading more books by this author.

Reviewed by Robyn
LLEP Review Team

 

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About the Author

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Wall Street Journal best selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills writes about strong heroines and sexy alpha males that sometimes you just want to slap.

She’s addicted to all things fantasy, including unicorns and sword-wielding females. Other fascinations include frothy coffee beverages, dark chocolate, Ian Somerhalder, astronomy (she’s a Gemini), and tattoos. She has a degree in English and a Master’s in Education. When she’s not pecking away on her computer, she shops for cool magnets and fuzzy pajamas.

She loves to hear from readers and fellow authors. Email her at ilsamaddenmills@gmail.com.

 

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New Release & Review: Kiss Cam by Anie Michaels

 

 

 

Title: Kiss Cam
Series: With A Kiss #1
Author: Anie Michaels
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 6, 2017

 

Blurb
Life was smooth sailing for Riley Smith. She’d earned a promotion, was living the dream as a single gal in a big city, and treated herself to one of her favorite things – a professional basketball game. In Riley’s opinion, nothing ruined a good basketball game like the halftime gag, the Kiss Cam. When the camera lands on her and the sexy stranger in the next seat over, peer pressure from the arena forces them to kiss. It was supposed to be quick, meaningless, and comical. Instead the kiss was hot, delectable, and left her reeling.It hadn’t been a great night for Camden Rogers, son of Portland’s mayor. On a date with a woman he didn’t care for out of obligation to his politician father, meeting the sassy and intelligent Riley was the last thing he expected. Kissing her, however, was the hottest thing he’d ever experienced. Never one to back down from a challenge, convincing his hesitant kissing partner they could be more would be his biggest accomplishment yet.

They came from two different worlds, a divide Riley was sure they couldn’t overcome, but Camden was convinced she was the one. Will Riley be able to let her guard down and let Camden in? Or will the Kiss Cam be their only sexy encounter?

 

Purchase Links

 

$2.99 for release day only

 

AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU

 

Free in Kindle Unlimited

 

 

Review
5star
I absolutely loved this book. Kiss Cam by Anie Michaels is the first book I have read by this author and I will gladly read others. She had 2 strong characters that had great chemistry with each other and the relationship transpired over the course of time not instantly. This book will have you laughing out loud often and swooning right along with Riley when Camden puts on the charm.
Reviewed by Jennifer
LLEP Review Team
Author Bio
Anie Michaels is the author of the Never series, the Privates serial, and stand-alone novels The Space Between Us, Instead of You, and The Absence of Olivia. She started writing her first novel in June 2013 and hasn’t looked back since. Working at home as a full-time writer of books, when she is not pounding on the keyboard she can be found reading, playing with her kids, spending time with her family, and connecting with her close friends. She’s spent her entire life in the Pacific Northwest, lives in Portland, Oregon, and can’t imagine ever being anywhere else… except maybe somewhere tropical.
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Blog Tour & Review: Candy Ever After by Jo Raven


Title: Candy Ever After 
Author: Jo Raven 
Genre: Menage Romance 
 
 
 
 

 

 
“Candy, why is your bed so big?”
“… to fit my two boyfriends when we snuggle together at night.”
Only that’s my father asking, staring at the bed in question.
Oops.
So yeah. Unruly Jethro and cocky Joel are now officially my boyfriends. My Candy Boys. I moved in with them, and I expected things to be tense, awkward. I was wrong. This feels so right, and well, hot. These boys are so hot.
But with college starting, Jethro returning to work at the bookshop, and Joel starting his own business, everything’s shifting. Not to forget the fact that Joel still hasn’t confronted his parents about our relationship, that Jethro is still recovering from his dad’s brutal attack, and that I feel insecure, well…
Wait a sec. Insecure? Come on, Candy. That’s BS. These boys love you.
Yeah, I know. The boys and me, we’re solid. However, doubt still lingers. I mean, Joel’s parents hate each other. Jethro’s dad killed his mom, for chrissakes—and my mom has acquired a sudden interest in sex toys and escort services.
So I wonder if true love really exists. Love that doesn’t fade over time. You know, the kind that withstands nightmares and bad jokes, unwashed dishes in the sink and lack of lube.
Yeah, that happened.
These boys own me. They’re sweet, sexy and caring—but will they break my heart, or is this our happily ever after?
 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
5star

From the very beginning this author had me smirking or grinning, then chuckling and at times laughing out loud! All of these things are a definite plus for me! If I’m reading a romantic comedy I like to enjoy a chuckle or too with the characters and you definitely do that with this story. For e.g. when Jet says this about his boss. “She’s pretty for a thirty-year-old with the personality of a sumo wrestler and the temper of a mad Chihuahua.” Great one liners!

This is the book that finishes Candy, Jet and Joel’s story. All have committed to a relationship together however there are some demons that interfere.

This is a quick and easy to read story that leaves wanting to read more from this talented author. There is more than humour in this book though. Some much deeper issues arise like personal insecurities that are easy to identify with because they are very real, other people’s perceptions and prejudices as well. All are handled smoothly but not in a fairytale manner.

I look forward to reading more from Jo Raven.

Reviewed by Robyn

LLEP Review Team
4-star
Candy Ever After was a perfect ending to this story. All 3 parties finally found their internal peace along with their relationship. They all came to terms with their sexualities along with explaining to their families who and what type of relationship they truly have with each other.
This was a great read from start to finish. I loved the silliness and chemistry between them all.
Reviewed by Jennifer
LLEP Review Team
 

 

 
Jo Raven is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, best known for her series Inked Brotherhood and Damage Control. She writes edgy, contemporary New Adult romance with sexy bad boys and strong-willed heroines. She writes about MME fighters and tattoo artists, dark pasts that bleed into the present, loyalty and raw emotion. Add to that breathtaking suspense, super-hot sex scenes and a happy ending, and you have a Jo Raven® story.
 

 

 
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Blog Tour & Review: Once Should Be Enough by Nikky Kaye

 

 

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Are friends with benefits worth the cost?

My cocky friend Will doesn’t believe that I’m frigid, but what does he know? His promises might make me shiver but it doesn’t mean he can give me a happy. He’s so confident he’s betting me money on it, and a thousand bucks is a lot of money to a poor college student.

Once should be enough to taunt him with “I told you so,” right?

But I didn’t know he meant trying everything once…

This super hot 25,000-word standalone new adult romance novella has adult language and themes, and a happy ending (several, actually).

Review

4-star

Once Should Be Enough is a fun fast read by Nikky Kaye. Cassie is friends with Will. They make a fast friendship during a dreaded biology class in college. Things take a serious turn when Cassie has a drunken night at a college party, but Will is still a total gentleman. Fast forward a couple of weeks and he usually timid and meek Cassie begins talking about her sex life, or lack there of, to her best pal, Will. I mean, why can’t you talk about those things with your friend? Little does Cassie know, Will has been harboring some heated desires for Cassie and makes her an offer that she cannot (and does not) want to refuse. Quiet little Cassie may just have a little freak in her after all.

This book was quick and fun to read. Will was a great character. I loved how he was a gentleman when needed, but took charge and rocked Cassie’s world. To be honest, I wanted to slap Cassie a couple of times, but in the end, she grew on me. This is a hot and sexy book that will get your motor running.

Reviewed by Shannon
LLEP Review Team

A tremor went through me at the feel of his other hand higher up on my back, tracing the line of my spine.

“—a room!”

A nearby shout of laughter burst into my brain, bringing me back to reality. And that reality was that I was, once again, ready to climb Will like a tree in a public place. My face heated. Was I a closet exhibitionist?

“What do you think?” he asked, looking down at me. His eyes were almost black in the dim light of the bar, his mouth swollen from, well, me. I licked my lips.

Our lower halves were molded together as his palm slid further around my ass, to the damp little crease where my thigh started. I moaned. If he just stretched his fingers a little, he could touch—

“Think?” He wanted me to think? His wandering hands were this close to being the only thing holding me upright.

He nodded. “I know; it’s hard right now.”

“Uh huh.”

“Should we?”

“Should we what?”

His lips curved up. “Get a room.”

My earlier nervousness bubbled up again. As I started to look at the floor again—I think I had memorized the tile pattern by now—he broke his hands off my backside and tipped my chin up.

“Hey. We will do whatever you want,” he assured me.

And I believed that he meant it, that he would willingly go home with blue balls from hell if I stopped this. But if he was feeling anything like I was, we were standing at the top of the stairs with that Slinky again. I wanted—no, needed—him to push me over. He was just waiting for the word from me. Or maybe he wanted me to push him over this time.

“What do you want to do?” I asked him.

Yes, I was being passive-aggressive. I wanted to give him an out. Will may be an admitted pervert, but he was also a gentleman. He would never…

“I already told you,” he said. “I want to fuck you, however and wherever you want. Whenever, too, but now is good for me.”

“Here?” I squeaked.

“No. I need you in private.” He leaned close to my ear, letting out a dark chuckle. “I want to do things to you that are illegal in many states, and definitely against the health code, even in this place.”

If he could devour me whole with just his gaze, he would. I’d never felt so overwhelmed by just someone looking at me—into me—like my skin was made of glass. His breath was coming as short and fast as mine, as we both considered what those secret, wicked things would be.

“But I will wait, if it’s not tonight. Fuck, I’ll even take you out first. But I’m not waiting for the third date or anything like that,” he warned. “I’ve already gotten you out of your underwear.”

“I wasn’t wearing any.”

 

Nikky Kaye is almost my real name. I’m a former Film professor who likes more than her movies to be black and white. Sadly, the world doesn’t work that way. I have worked with movie stars, Ivy League brainiacs, and the United Nations—all of which means that I’m familiar with ass-kissing, power struggles, greed and faking it. In my spare time I parent 5 year-old twin boys, serve on the board of an independent cinema, and run a medical consulting company.