Lance is the man that you are going to want to save in ‘Pucked Off’ by Helena Hunting

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Pucked Off, an all-new emotional and sexy STANDALONE from Helena Hunting is LIVE!!

Pucked Off by Helena Hunting
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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***A Standalone novel in The Pucked Series***

I’m NHL defenseman Lance Romero, AKA Lance “Romance.”

I’m notorious for parties and excess. I have the most penalty minutes in the league. I get into the most fights. I take the most hits. I’m a player on and off the ice. I’m the one women with no inhibitions want.

Not because I like the notoriety, but because I don’t know how to be any other way.

I have secrets. Ones I shared with the wrong person, and she used them against me. Sometimes she still does. I should cut ties. But she makes it difficult, because she’s the kind of bad I deserve.

At least that’s what I believed until someone from my past gets caught up in my present. She’s all the good things in this world. She lights up my dark.

I shouldn’t want her.

But I do.

I should leave her alone.

But I won’t.

Excerpt:

Armed with my clipboard, I walk down the hall to the waiting room. Lance is impossible to miss. Despite the fact that he’s wearing a sweatshirt and the hood is covering half of his face, he’s more than six feet of broad, hockey-playing man.

He’s so wide his shoulders encroach on the chairs on either side, which would explain why no one is sitting next to him. He’s slouched down so his head rests on the back of the chair, and his hands are clasped in his lap, a baseball cap hanging off one knee. His lips, plush and soft—I know since I’ve had them on mine; it might have been a decade ago, but I remember it clearly—are parted. He looks like he’s asleep.

I clear my throat. “Lance Romero?”

He doesn’t move.

Bernadette, the receptionist, gives me a meaningful look.

I clear my throat again and call his name a second time. He jolts awake and the hood falls back, exposing his face. It’s not in good shape. He has a black eye and bruises on his left cheek. There’s a fly bandage across one eyebrow.

Sadly, he’s still hot.

He blinks a few times, yawns, and smacks his lips, his tongue touching the split in the bottom one. His gaze sweeps the room and finally lands on me. Heat explodes in my cheeks and courses through my limbs, warming me from the inside out as he starts at my sneaker-clad feet and roams up over my yoga pants to my company-issued T-shirt before stopping at my face. I can’t look directly at him for more than a couple of seconds. I sincerely hope he doesn’t remember me. I cannot go there and also be professional.

I’m sure the smile he gives me has melted many a panty off a slutty bunny. Mine stay right where they’re supposed to, wedged up my ass.

I force a polite, professional veneer. “I’m ready for you now.”

Review

When I first started this book, I will admit I didn’t like it. I didn’t like the fact that Lance was this guy who had no qualms about anybody in his life and just screwed anything that walked.
I am happy to say that the book got crazy better after that.

Lance is a complex guy who has been through a very rough upbringing. He carries guilt with him for something that wasn’t his fault and the women in his life have been let’s just be nice and say not helpful in easing his guilt. Which made it difficult for him to try and form a relationship with Poppy.
They have a history that stretches over 10 years and it’s a history that forms the foundation of their relationship. It is a little confusing at the beginning when Hunting starts to describe how they met but towards the middle she straightens it out so that it makes sense so hang tight for that.

Reading this book all I wanted to do was wrap my arms around Lance and just protect him from the world. He is a small boy at times because he was never taught how to have adult (i.e. Adult physical) relationships. His parents taught him that abuse and neglect is how it should be and like Stephen Chblonsky says in Perks of Being a Wallflower. We accept the love we think we deserve. Which is why he lets Tash do essentially what she wants to him.

Poppy bless her soul has the patience of a saint because she knows that he needs it. She is tender and kind and makes him see that he deserves a whole lot more then he thinks.

I loved this story and loved Lance’s relationship with Poppy. Above all, I love that this book has that ‘rereading’ quality that will have me falling in love with Lance all over again. 

Rating: A

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Emery and Jensen act like teenagers in ‘The Wright Brother’ by KA Linde excerpt

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THE WRIGHT BROTHER

By K.A Linde

Standalone – Contemporary Romance

Release Day: February 28th, 2017

 

I’d dated his brother.

He didn’t remember and I wish I could forget.

I may have sworn off the Wright family a long time ago. But when I returned home, Jensen Wright crashed into my life with the confidence of a billionaire CEO and the sex appeal of a god. Even I couldn’t resist our charged chemistry, or the way he fit into my life like a missing puzzle piece.

Too bad he’d forgotten the one thing that could destroy us.

Because Jensen Wright doesn’t share. Not with anyone. And if his brother finds out, this could all go down in flames.

When it all was said and done, was he the Wright brother?

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Her smile was magnetic, and I just wanted to kiss her. I mean…I’d wanted to kiss her all night. But sitting there, in front of the last lit house, with Christmas music playing in the background and her smile radiating joy, there was nowhere else I’d rather be. That thought hit me so suddenly and I didn’t even know why.

I put my truck into park, leaned over to her side of the car, and pushed my hand up into her dark hair. She froze, silhouetted by the light display behind her. Her eyes locked with mine, green meeting brown, and her eyes widened with surprise. She breathed out softly, and I could feel her pulse ratchet up at my touch.

This was the girl who had pulled me across the room at Sutton’s wedding, like a magnet finding its pair. This was the tension that I’d felt when we first spoke. Here was the world of desire and lust that had clouded both of our minds ever since our first kiss.

My face was only inches from hers. I wanted to take what was mine. I wanted to claim her mouth and then her body right here in the cab of my truck, like we were young, wild, and carefree.

But, instead, I couldn’t seem to stop staring at her.

She laughed lightly to try to defuse the tension. But it wasn’t possible, and it was a feeble effort.

“Are you going to kiss me?” she whispered boldly.

I didn’t need any further prodding. I crushed my lips against hers. It was like striking a match. Our lips moved against each other, desperate with the need to get closer, to have more. She opened her mouth for me, and I brushed my tongue against hers. The groan that emanated from deep in the back of her throat made my dick twitch. Our tongues volleyed for position. She was just as aching for attention as I was.

I heard the click of her belt buckle, and soon, she was pushing her body closer, moving over the divide of my truck. My hands fell to her ass, and I effortlessly hoisted her up and into my seat. She squeaked in shock but didn’t break contact. Instead, she straddled me and let her hands wander across my chest.

My hands never left her ass because, damn, did that woman have an ass. She was grinding up against me, and I moved into a full-blown hard-on at her ministrations. She must have realized what she was doing to me because, when she swiveled her hips in place, she moaned against the feel of my dick.

In that moment, I didn’t give a shit that we were acting like teenagers, parked outside of a stranger’s house, bucking against each other for just an ounce of satisfaction. I was ready to strip her bare and fuck her until she forgot every word to every Christmas song and only remembered my name.

That was, until she rocked back just a little too hard, and a loud honk erupted from the hood of the truck.

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

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

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‘Royally Matched’ by Emma Chase shows Henry finding out his worth

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ROYALLY MATCHED

By Emma Chase

Release Date: Feb 21, 2017

 

 

Some men are born responsible, some men have responsibility thrust upon them. Henry Charles Albert Edgar Pembrook, Prince of Wessco, just got the motherlode of all responsibility dumped in his regal lap.

He’s not handling it well.

Hoping to force her grandson to rise to the occasion, Queen Lenora goes on a much-needed safari holiday—and when the Queen’s away, the Prince will play. After a chance meeting with an American television producer, Henry finally makes a decision all on his own:

Welcome to Matched: Royal Edition.

A reality TV dating game show featuring twenty of the world’s most beautiful blue bloods gathered in the same castle. Only one will win the diamond tiara, only one will capture the handsome prince’s heart.

While Henry revels in the sexy, raunchy antics of the contestants as they fight, literally, for his affection, it’s the quiet, bespectacled girl in the corner—with the voice of an angel and a body that would tempt a saint—who catches his eye.

The more Henry gets to know Sarah Mirabelle Zinnia Von Titebottum, the more enamored he becomes of her simple beauty, her strength, her kind spirit…and her naughty sense of humor.

But Rome wasn’t built in a day—and irresponsible royals aren’t reformed overnight.

As he endeavors to right his wrongs, old words take on whole new meanings for the dashing Prince. Words like, Duty, Honor and most of all—Love.

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We often think that the grass is greener on the other side and that having money and influence means that we have an easy life. As we see the second brother from the Pembrook family try to adjust to having the crown on his head after his brother Nicholas forfeited the crown (spoiler alert if you didn’t read the first book yet which I mean who does that). It’s a heavy crown and it gets heavier as he continues to let his grandmother, the queen, down.

So what does one do to solve that problem?

Go on a reality show to ‘try and find a queen’.

Like I’m sure we all know ‘reality’ shows aren’t really ‘reality’. Henry plays along with what the producer wants until he finds a complication. In the name of Sarah Titebottum. She is cry, conservative, clever, and innocent. What could be more appealing to the bad boy prince right? He doesn’t know how or why, but she works her way into his life and makes him actually start believing that maybe he can actually be king.

On the surface, Sarah just looks like a shy, book nerd who believes in fairy tales from the books and is a little naïve when it comes to reality. Until we find out the kind of reality that she grew up with. Once that comes out, you fully understand Sarah’s character and like Henry you just want her to be happy. We all have our demons that we need to fight, but Sarah’s run deep and with the help of Henry, she is able to finally face those demons and become a strong woman.

Henry is deep in his brother’s shadow and we get to see just hard long that shadow is. With the help of his brother Nicholas and Sarah he is able to step out of that shadow and become the man that he was always meant to be. I loved watching the slow transformation as he realizes what his worth is and that while he may make mistakes, it doesn’t define who he is.

From Emma Chase’s other books, you know that she knows how to write an entertaining love story. This story dabbles more into the ugliness of the world and I love that we get to see that mix of light and dark. Emma Chase’s books are some of my favorite reads because they are refreshing look at romance and are funny and relatable. That is hard to do with a love story.

Rating: A

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Emma Chase is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the hot and hilarious Tangled series and The Legal Briefs series. Emma lives in New Jersey with her husband, two children and two naughty (but really cute) dogs. She has a long-standing love/hate relationship with caffeine.

 

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Dex shows off the goods in ‘Mister Moneybags’ by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward cover

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I met Bianca in an elevator.

 

She was on her way to interview me when we got stuck.

The beautiful, raven-haired reporter assumed I was a delivery guy because of the way I was dressed.

 

She had no clue I was really Dex Truitt, the wealthy, successful businessman she’d dubbed “Mister Moneybags”—her afternoon appointment.

 

Bianca told me how much she hated Dex’s type—snobby, over educated, silver- spooned men who didn’t appreciate the simple things in life.

 

So, after the elevator finally started moving again, I cancelled the interview and let her believe I was someone I wasn’t—a bike messenger named Jay. I loved the way she looked at the fake me and didn’t want it to end.

 

I began dating her as “Jay”—all the while letting her interview the real me over email.

 

I didn’t expect that our chemistry online would be just as hot.

I didn’t expect the mess I’d gotten myself into.

I didn’t expect that Jay and Dex would fall in love with her.

 

And she was falling for two men.

Only, both men were me.

And when she found out, we were both going to lose her.

 

Nothing could have prepared me for that day. And I certainly wasn’t prepared for what came after.

 

All good things must come to an end, right? Except our ending was one I didn’t see coming.

 

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Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. With more than a million books sold, her titles have appeared in over fifty Bestseller lists and are currently translated in fourteen languages. She lives in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.

 

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Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author of thirteen novels. With over a million books sold, her titles have placed on the New York Times Bestseller list fifteen times. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 12-year-old girl with autism (the inspiration for the character Callie in Gemini) and a 10-year-old boy. Penelope, her husband, and kids reside in Rhode Island.

 

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Book of the Week – ‘Royally Matched’ by Emma Chase

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Some men are born responsible, some men have responsibility thrust upon them. Henry John Edgar Thomas Pembrook, Prince of Wessco, just got the motherlode of all responsibility dumped in his regal lap.

He’s not handling it well.

Hoping to force her grandson to rise to the occasion, Queen Lenora goes on a much-needed safari holiday—and when the Queen’s away, the Prince will play. After a chance meeting with an American television producer, Henry finally makes a decision all on his own:

Welcome to Matched: Royal Edition.

A reality TV dating game show featuring twenty of the world’s most beautiful blue bloods gathered in the same castle. Only one will win the diamond tiara, only one will capture the handsome prince’s heart.

While Henry revels in the sexy, raunchy antics of the contestants as they fight, literally, for his affection, it’s the quiet, bespectacled girl in the corner—with the voice of an angel and a body that would tempt a saint—who catches his eye.

The more Henry gets to know Sarah Mirabelle Zinnia Von Titebottum, the more enamored he becomes of her simple beauty, her strength, her kind spirit… and her naughty sense of humor.

But Rome wasn’t built in a day—and irresponsible royals aren’t reformed overnight.

As he endeavors to right his wrongs, old words take on whole new meanings for the dashing Prince. Words like, Duty, Honor and most of all—Love.

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Review – ‘Roman’ by Sawyer Bennett – the bad boy turns good for love

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Format: e-book, paperback
Format read: e-book arc from Netgalley
Series: book 7 in The Cold Fury series
Rating: 18+ sexual content, language
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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In  today’s world we are always looking for a good value. More bang for your dollar so to speak. That is what we get in this book. Roman is not only a story about the bad boy changing his ways for the love of a good woman, but also of a man who had given up on love until he meets the person that changes everything.

What I love about this series is the way that Bennett makes the characters feel like a family. It’s inevitable that when you spend so much time with people you will eventually feel that familiarity that comes with being in a family. Yes there are times when they butt heads (like in this one with Gray and Roman) but when it comes down to it, they are there for one another through thick and thin.

Much like the Hawke, the book is a little anticlimactic. There was this bit build up of something going to happen and when it didn’t it was a bit of a let down. Granted it didn’t take from the overall story, I was just disappointed that the ending didn’t have that ‘OMG’ moment that will have you cursing at the author. It was basically ‘your too good for me’ ‘oh I’m not, ok’. I wish there was more of an event then just a moment.

Sawyer Bennett can whip out of these books like no ones business and I am impressed with the high quality that makes you coming back for more. I have been hooked on her books since the first one. I can’t wait to see where she takes us next.

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Penn is looking ready to kill someone in ‘Throne of Truth’ by Pepper Winters

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The final conclusion to the multiple USA Today Bestseller Crown of Lies.

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TWO YEARS

Since my life changed for the second time and not necessarily for the better. Two years since I traded prison bars for streets and hunted a runaway who I’d met in an alley.

 

TWO DAYS

Since I forgot how to lie, woke to fists, and chased after the girl who’d been stolen from me.

 

TWO HOURS

To save her, rescue her, keep my lies intact. She looks at me full of hate. I look at her full of confession.

 

TWO MINUTES

For our relationship to switch from mutual dislike to floundering with unknowns. I’ve hurt her. Now, she’s hurt me. I guess we’re even.

 

TWO SECONDS

For her to listen, to see, to finally know who I am. The answer comes with hardship. The answer isn’t what she wants to hear.

 

TWO BREATHS

For me to walk out the door.

 

TWO HEARTBEATS

For it all to be over.

 

 

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