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Romance reader. Book blogger. Spoiler free reviews. Fan of alpha males, strong heroines, & HEAs. Make me laugh, make me cry, & don't forget the sexy!

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Happy Sunday!!! I spent the day reading uninterrupted (which was awesome!) and now I窶冦 listening to Breathe by Kristen Ashley on #audiobook and making #homemadepizza. Chase and Faye窶冱 story is one of my all time favorites. 笶、ク鞘擘ク鞘擘ク Hope you all had a great day. I窶冦 ready for Monday and a normal week.
#everydaylife #sunday
The Bastard's Bargain is on my Kindle!!! *happy dance* Dmitri Romanov is one of the most intriguing bad guys ever and I shouldn't love him but I do. I'm so excited for his and Keira's story. I have been addicted to the O'Malleys series by Katee Robert since the first book was released. Hot mafia guys for the win! 笄
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The Bastard's Bargain releases February 6th 竊 http://amzn.to/2Aa4BcI笄
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When Keira O窶儁alley was a child, she used to picture her perfect wedding. The flowers. The dress. Her husband. But nothing could have prepared her for saying 窶廬 do窶 to Dmitri Romanov窶把old, domineering and always one step ahead of everyone else in the ever-shifting power plays of New York City. She agreed to his bargain to secure peace for her family, and she may want the bastard more than she窶囘 ever admit, but she窶冤l be damned if she窶冤l make this marriage easy for him.笄
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Dmitri knows better than to underestimate Keira for one second. Molten desire smolders between them, a dangerous addiction neither can resist. But his enemies are already on the move, and he needs every ounce of his legendary focus and control to keep them alive. Keira could just be his secret weapon窶琶f she doesn窶冲 bring him to his knees first.笄
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#comingsoon #bookstagram  #fortheloveofreading #bookblogger #bookish #booknerd #romancebooks #readforever #foreverromance #theomalleysseries #thebastardsbargain #kateerobert #mafiaromance
Happy Saturday! Hope you have a wonderful day. I'll be here reading and ignoring the fact that I'm getting a cold. I'm really happy we don't have any plans this weekend. What's up with everyone?
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#bookstagram  #fortheloveofreading #bookblogger #bookish #saturday #weekendplans
Happy Friday!!! I窶冦 hanging out in my favorite big squishy chair getting some reading time in. I窶况e got my book, water, blanket, and space heater so I窶冦 set. Do you have a special place you read? .
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Hope you all have a good weekend. Do you have any special plans? We have none besides hanging out at home. Sometimes that窶冱 the perfect thing. 沽
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#happyfriday #reading #booklover #bloggerlife #romancebooks #readingchair #readingspot #weekendplans
I'm officially reading my first Jennifer L. Armentrout book! You have no idea how excited I am about this. I read the synopsis and I was sold! This afternoon it's just me and my electric blanket on the couch with the dog and this book! Have you read this author before? She has so many books out, I feel like I'm late to the party. 笄
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Moonlight Sins releases on January 30 竊 http://amzn.to/2CrnLZI笄笄
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New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout delivers the unforgettable story of a woman whose new life has just begun窶巴ut may end in murder . . .笄笄
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Julia Hughes has always played it safe until she learned a very painful lesson. Now Julia窶冱 starting over with a job in the Louisiana bayou, working for the infamous de Vincent family, the massively wealthy brothers who are haunted by a dark reputation and whispers of misdeeds. Hired to care for their troubled sister, Julia can't afford any distractions, but the menacing presence in the mansion and the ever-present temptation of the handsome Lucian de Vincent isn't something anyone can ignore.笄笄
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Julia knows better than to get wrapped up in Lucian. He窶冱 from a world she can窶冲 relate to. Plus, he窶冱 her employer. But his wicked touch and sensual promises are too much deny. What starts with a kiss ends with so much more.笄笄
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Lucian is the youngest brother窶杯he wildest, most unpredictable one. He窶冱 the unrepentant bachelor of the family, known for his escapades in and out of the bedroom, and he wants Julia. There窶冱 something about her that makes Lucian want to lay himself bare, but some secrets are better left buried, right along with a past that could not only bring down a dynasty but destroy Julia in the process.笄笄
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#bookstagram #onmybookshelf #currentlyreading #bookblogger #reading #romancebooks #romanticsuspense #moonlightsins #JenniferLArmentrout #avonbooks #deVincentseries #comingsoon
沒 Why oh why haven't I read these books? You know what I'm talking about... books you want to read but just haven't for one reason or another. I've got quite a few on my list and decided to focus on 15 this year. Be sure to check out the post and tell me what books have been on your backlist for a while that you want to tackle this year! 笄
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15 Backlist Books I Want to Read in 2018 竊 http://bit.ly/2DKKTnK (or click the link in my bio to go to my blog)笄
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Books by Ilona Andrews, Kristen Ashley, Kresley Cole, J. Daniels, Sylvia Day, Karina Halle, Joey W. Hill, Author Vi Keeland, Tara Sue Me, Karen Marie Moning, Tiffany Reisz, Jill Shalvis, J.R. Ward, and Meredith Wild!笄
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#bookstagram  #fortheloveofreading #bookblogger #bookish #booknerd #romancebooks #toread #backlistbooks #booklist笄
笘LAURA KAYE COVER REVEAL!笘 笄
I'm thrilled to help Laura Kaye share this amazing cover for her upcoming FIGHTING FOR EVERYTHING - the first in a new contemporary military romance series about the members of an MMA training club that helps veterans deal with PTSD and transition to civilian life. It's coming May 22! Isn't it gorgeous??? Full blog post with pre-order links 竊 http://bit.ly/2DoIDoo笄
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Loving her is the biggest fight of his life窶ヲ笄
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Home from the Marines, Noah Cortez has a secret he doesn窶冲 want his oldest friend, Kristina Moore, to know. It kills him to push her away, especially when he窶冱 noticing just how sexy and confident she窶冱 become in his absence. But, angry and full of fight, he窶冱 not the same man anymore either. Which is why Warrior Fight Club sounds so good.笄
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Kristina loves teaching, but she wants more out of life. She wants Noah窶杯he boy she窶冱 crushed on and waited for. Except Noah is all man now窶琶n ways both oh so good and troubling, too. Still, she wants who he窶冱 become窶覇very war-hardened inch. And when they finally stop fighting their attraction, it窶冱 everything Kristina never dared hope for.笄
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But Noah is secretly spiraling, and when he lashes out, it threatens what he and Kristina have found. The brotherhood of the fight club helps him confront his demons, but only Noah can convince the woman he loves that he窶冱 finally ready to fight for everything.笄
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#coverreveal #warriorfightclub #fightingforeverything #read #militaryromance #romance #laurakaye #bookstagram #bibliophile #preorder #oneclick #romancebooks #comingsoon #favoriteauthor
Down On Me, the first book in the Man of the Month series by J. Kenner (@juliekenner) is LIVE!!! I am a huge fan of this author so there's no way I'm missing this series.笄
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Kindle 竊 http://amzn.to/2FJ8NR4笄
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Tight muscles. Vibrant Ink.笄
Meet Mr. January. Winter窶冱 never looked so hot 窶ヲ笄
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Certified bachelor Reece Walker wants two things窶杯o save the local bar he manages and to get Jenna Montgomery into his bed. 笄
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He has a few ideas for the bar. But Jenna . . .  well, he窶冱 going to have to rely on cold showers, because she窶冱 been his best friend for years, and that窶冱 a line he just can窶冲 cross.笄
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Until one wild kiss on a dark night changes everything. Now Reece is certain Jenna窶冱 meant to be his. 笄
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And with long nights in bed, sensual caresses, and deep, lingering kisses, he sets out to thoroughly convince her that friends can be lovers, too.笄
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**Down On Me is the first in a binge read series by New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, and #1 International bestselling author of the million copy Stark series, J. Kenner. 笄
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Each novel in the series is a STANDALONE romance with a guaranteed HEA!笄
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But even so, you won窶冲 want to miss any in the series. Because then you can answer the question窶ヲ笄
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Who窶冱 Your Man of the Month?笄
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When a group of fiercely determined friends realize their beloved hang-out is in danger of closing, they take matters into their own hands to bring back customers lost to a competing bar. Fighting fire with a heat of their own, they double down with the broad shoulders, six-pack abs, and bare chests of dozens of hot, local guys who they cajole, prod, and coerce into auditioning for a Man of the Month calendar.笄
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But it窶冱 not just the fate of the bar that窶冱 at stake. Because as things heat up, each of the men meets his match in this sexy, flirty, and compelling binge-read romance series of twelve novels releasing every other week from New York Times bestselling author J. Kenner. 笄
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#bookstagram  #bookstagrammer #fortheloveofreading #bookblogger #bookish #newrelease #romancebooks #toread #jkenner #manofthemonth #downonme
沒 This book is pretty much the equivalent of a "do not disturb" sign for me. I adore Jill Shalvis books and am thrilled to have gotten an advanced copy of About That Kiss so if anybody needs me, I'll be lost in this book. It's Kylie and Joe's story! Yay!!! 笶、ク What books make you ignore the world and just read?笄
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About That Kiss releases on January 23 and is available for pre-order.笄
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Kindle 竊 http://amzn.to/2ylFQWy笄
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When love drives you crazy . . .笄
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When sexy Joe Malone never calls after their explosive kiss, Kylie shoves him out of her mind. Until she needs a favor, and it窶冱 a doozy. Something precious to her has been stolen and there窶冱 only one person with unique finder-and-fixer skills that can help窶寧oe. It means swallowing her pride and somehow trying to avoid the temptation to throttle him窶俳r seduce him.笄
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No, Joe didn窶冲 call after the kiss. He窶冱 the fun time guy, not the forever guy. And Kylie, after all she窶冱 been through, deserves a good man who will stay. But everything about Kylie makes it damned hard to focus, and though his brain knows what he has to do, his heart isn窶冲 getting the memo.笄
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As Kylie and Joe go on the scavenger hunt of their lives, they discover surprising things about each other. Now, the best way for them to get over 窶徼hat kiss窶 might just be to replace it with a hundred more.笄
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#bookstagram #bookstagrammer #fortheloveofreading #bookblogger #bookish #romancebooks #reading #currentlyreading #jillshalvis #aboutthatkiss #heartbreakerbayseries #avonbooks
MAN CARD by Sarina Bowen and Tanya Eby is LIVE! I *loved* this book! I had a blast while reading and was grinning the entire time. The main characters have a love-hate thing happening between the two of them and it was fantastic! I loved that simmering want that was building during all their hate-flirting. It's one of my favorite things. You can find my full review here 竊 http://bit.ly/2mHY29E (or through the blog link in my bio)
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#bookstagram  #fortheloveofreading #bookblogger #bookish #booknerd #romancebooks  #recommendedread #bookreview #5stars #romcom #mancard #manhandsseries
I posted a new #bookreview on my blog this week for Bayside Passions by Melissa Foster! I窶冦 excited to have found a new-to-me author that brought the perfect mixture of sweet, heat, and fun! Full review 竊 http://bit.ly/2CWpKZR (or click the blog link in my bio).
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Fall in love at Bayside, where sandy beaches, good friends, and true love come together in the sweet small towns of Cape Cod.
BAYSIDE SUMMERS is a series of standalone steamy romance novels featuring alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They're fun, flirty, flawed, deeply emotional, always passionate, and easy to relate to. And of course, you'll see cameos from the Seaside Summers characters!
In BAYSIDE PASSIONS...
When Emery Andrews's best friend, Desiree, moves away, falls in love, and opens an inn all in one summer, she feels her absence like a missing limb. Until she visits over the holidays and meets sinfully hot Dean Masters, who's as easy on the eyes as he is to talk to. After returning home, what starts as a flurry of late-night flirtations quickly turns into a deep connection and unexpected friendship. Now, months later, Desiree offers Emery a job teaching yoga at the inn. Adventurous Emery jumps at the chance and heads for Wellfleet, Massachusetts, to reunite with her BFF and her new close friend, Dean.
After months of sharing their lives, and their secrets, over video chats and phone calls, Dean's ready to move things to the next level. The fact that Emery seems oblivious to the sparks between them and has recently put her foot down about dating friends just means he'll have to bide his time.
When Emery finds a naked man in her kitchen the first morning she's there, Dean doesn't hesitate to move her into his guest room. Maybe now Emery will see what's right before her eyes--although that guy she's got a date with might be a problem.
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#bookstagram #fortheloveofreading #bookblogger #bookish #booknerd #romancebooks #newrelease #melissafoster #baysidepassions #baysidesummersseries
沒 I've picked my #WeekendRead 竊 Rode Hard by Lorelei James! I'm thinking ye-haw would be appropriate right? I'm trying to do better about picking the right book for the weekend when more people are home (and I get distracted and interrupted easily). I need to go with fun, hot and sexy so the second book in the Rough Riders series it is. 笶、ク条沐・ 笄
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What are you reading? Do you pick something specific because it's the weekend? I've found I can't read anything super in depth or emotional with everyone home because I'm always having to stop and start and it disrupts my reading flow. I save those for during the week. 笘コク鞘
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#bookstagram #reading #fortheloveofreading #bookblogger #bookish #booknerd #romancebooks #erotica #roughridersseries #naughtycowboy #loreleijames