Sunday, September 30, 2018

ARC Review - Spin The Bottle by Anne Conley!


Zane has his sights set on the odd little woman with her funny rules. When their first kiss doesn’t end well, he can't understand why she won't give him a second chance. Now he’s seriously determined to make her see they can be explosive together. 

Lettie has always believed a kiss will determine how the relationship will go. Her disastrous lip-lock with Zane is a strong indication she's not moving forward with him. He won't take no for an answer, though, and does the sweetest things to change her mind, including opening his home to over fifty animals while she cleans up the smoke damage at the local shelter. 

Sparks fly as Lettie does her level best to extinguish their attraction to one another. At the same time, Zane is doing all he can to fan those sparks into flames. 


A FLAMING HOT STORY WITH AN EXCEPTIONAL HERO AND A HEROINE I LIKED EVER SO MUCH! These Playing With Fire stories are SO EFFING ENTERTAINING. And I LOVED Spin The Bottle. Zane is hottie but I honestly expected him, with his arrogance to be a little self centered. Heck, that is the impression I basically had of him from the previous books, but my goodness, what a surprise he turned out to be. When Lettie doesn't give in to him right away, I found myself enamored with the way Zane starts to slowly seduce Lettie, getting under her skin in such an appealing way I couldn't help but to end up loving Zane. And Lettie...she is spectacular! She is so bright, bold, beautiful, smart and she is exactly what Zane needs. Fireworks definitely exploded between these two and I sure as heck enjoyed the sparks!

This romance is perfect. The story is flawless and there were even a few surprises that I thoroughly enjoyed. This is one romantic, fun and entertaining romp I HIGHLY recommend to ALL my reader friends! Anne Conley doesn't mess around when it comes to entertaining romances.


ARC Review - Southern Charmer by Jessica Peterson!


He's sexy. He's southern. And he's a superstar chef. Meet Elijah Jackson, my hot new neighbor...

From the outside looking in? I’ve got it all. Prestigious job. Pretty house. And a perfect boyfriend who just proposed with the perfect ring.

But as beautiful as my life looks on the outside, I feel like something’s missing. So I put the proposal on hold, hop in my car, and head south. I’m hoping the thousand mile distance will clear my mind—and give me time to work on the romance novel I secretly want to write.

Charleston, South Carolina: home to stunning architecture, sultry accents, and—oh yeah—my new neighbor, Elijah Jackson. A chef at one of the city’s most renowned restaurants, he’s somehow both intimidating and inviting. Especially when he shows up at my door, shirtless, offering me homemade biscuits.

As if his abs for days and inked up deliciousness aren’t enticing enough, he also encourages me to chase down my dreams, one chapter at a time. And the chemistry between us? Hotter than the kitchen at Eli’s restaurant. 

But I still have a life a thousand miles away. One I’ve worked really hard to build. And I don’t know if I can just leave it all behind.

The novels I write always end with a happily ever after. But is a happy ending possible for a southern charmer and this yankee girl?

SOUTHERN CHARMER is a slow burn, standalone romance. It’s the first book in the CHARLESTON HEAT series that will release on October 4, 2018.


Jessica Peterson might very well have gone up and beyond with this book. Everything felt so alive and the descriptions were phenomenal and I felt like I was right there in the thick of Charleston, South Carolina, seeing everything and feeling the heat and hearing the accents that made me fan myself. The moment I stopped reading I felt wowed by it all. Add in the characters that I effing adored, and a decadent story and I felt like I got it ALL with Southern Charmer! In fact I am LOVING this brand new series so far! I am HOOKED on this new series and I can't wait for the next book! 

Southern Charmer will make your ereader steam up folks! Its an absolute DELIGHT! I give this a SULTRY FIVE SHOOTING STARS!  

ARC Review - Rush by Brooke Page!


That's all she is.
Nothing more.
Nothing else.

And that's why she's wanted,
And in danger.

Lauren Owens is so much more.
She's everything.
Falling for her was never my intention.
But, I couldn't resist,
Her charm,
Her vulnerability,
Her spirit and drive,
And her unimaginable innocence.

And that's exactly why my father wants her, 
For his own gain.
Now, it's up to me to take him down,
Stop him once and for all,
Protecting her every step of the way.

Saving her would mean only one thing:
I won't get to love her. 


What a spectacular first book in the Riptide series! Rush was GOOD. The kind of GOOD I love talking about. This story had me utterly engaged and flipping the pages way too quickly because I couldn't seem to want to put it down. The characters interested me right from the start and the plot had my heart racing and that ending...WOW, WHAT A CLIFFHANGER! 

I feel like I got everything and then some with Rush. The writing was superb and the story flowed just right and it was both exciting, surprising and thrilling. From the moment I started this book I was hooked. It seemed so flawless and left me with an ache and the need to know what happens next. Very impressive!


Saturday, September 29, 2018

ARC Review - Gym Junkie by T.L. Swan!


We’ve all done it, salivated
Over a guy at the gym, imagined the unimaginable.
Wanted what we can’t have.

Only my fantasy has turned into an obsession.
Every night like clockwork he’s there.
Every night like clockwork I’m ready.

I’m not the kind of girl who does this kind of thing and 
he’s exactly the kind of man that does.

He’s as sexy AF.
Dominant as all hell.
Built like a machine.

And when he turns up at my work

My worst f**king nightmare.

Gym Junkie wasn't what I was expecting it to be. It was sexy and steamy but it was more than that. It was so different.  The storyline and plot wasn't as great as I imagined it to be after reading the synopsis but I would consider it decent. The characters were my favorite by far though. The hero is strong, alpha and sexy as sin while our heroine  seemed a bit unsure and sassy. 

Even though this isn't my favorite book I have ever read, I still thought it was good. I was a bit annoyed here and there over certain situations but overall not a bad read. Definitely worth reading. 


ARC Review - Alby Martin by Marcia Carrington!


Cute, spunky university student Alby Martin likes nothing more than to take life as it comes, with a big smile, and heart to match. One day at the park he encounters Faire, a young woman with a troubled home life, and Alby becomes enchanted with the ethereal, but unsettled young woman. A central thorn in Faire’s life is her stepfather Everett who is suspicious of anyone who comes into contact with her. Faire had made a promise to her late mother to look after Everett which he exploits at every turn to his advantage. Will Everett’s interference in their relationship be the ultimate straw, and Alby come to regret his attachment to Faire?


This is a seriously unique, quirky, wonderful read that surprised me 100%! I haven't read anything by Marcia Carrington until now and and I was pleasantly pleased with this book. The characters are very likable with great personalities and the story was appealing and had us readers feeling connected  and engaged with the situations and characters.

Alby Martin is definitely different than other romances I have read. Its sweet, fun, sassy and quirky. I liked it a lot and enjoyed it greatly!


Friday, September 28, 2018

The Art Of The Game Release Blitz!

The Art of the Game

by Kayt Miller Publication Date: September 28, 2018 Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

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Meet Carter Corcoran: The hottest defensive end in the NFL. He’s big and brawny and has the best sack percentage in the league. Sure, he’s a force on the field but off the field? Let’s just say he’s got a secret. One only his family knows about. Meet Vivien “Reggie” Reginald: The hottest mess that ever graduated from the Chicago Art Institute. Well, maybe that’s a little harsh. Her best friend, Kai, would probably just say that Reggie was misunderstood. Sure, she’s got issues but nothing that can’t be solved by working hard and making art. Am I right? What happens when they meet? When Carter meets Reggie, he discovers a link between his job playing football and his real passion. He also realizes something’s been missing in his life. Something curvy. Something real. When Vivien meets Carter, she discovers not all men leave and some even love her just the way she is. Due to coarse language and sexual content this book is intended for readers 18+. It is a stand-alone with a sexy hero with no cheating and an HEA. (And here’s a heads up for those of you who are following the Flynn Family series. Carter Corcoran is Kennedy Corcoran-Flynn’s brother.;)

About Kayt Miller

Kayt Miller is not my real name. It’s my alias, my nom de plume. It allows me to write all my romantic and sexy thoughts down without my students discovering my secret. It’s sort of exciting. It’s exhilarating to lead a double life. There are times when the author and the real me are the same people. Like the fact we live in the midwest where it’s cold in the winter and hot in the summer. If it weren’t for the other two seasons, I’d move to warmer climes. But since of my family and friends all live nearby, it’s hard to think of living anywhere else. Truth be told, my degrees from Iowa State didn’t lead me to write. Reading did that. I was searching for a book. One about a certain type of woman and a specific kind of man and I couldn’t find it so, I wrote it. I called it Game Changer and it couldn’t have been a more appropriate title. It changed my life in many ways. While my real job is teaching young people, my fun job is conjuring up characters and situations to write about. I’ve also learned a few things along the way. Like the fact that hiring an editor is a must, albeit an expensive must. I’ve learned so much from that process and hope that shows with each new book. Another thing I’ve learned is that reviews matter. A good review will make my day while a bad review will bum me out for a day (or a week) but I always learn from them. So, leave me your reviews. I read them. Your opinion matters to those of us who write and who want to get better. Don’t be too mean, though. I’m just a woman who likes to write about love.

Finding Fate Blog Tour Stop With ARC Review!

We are thrilled to be bringing you the release of FINDING FATE by Kennedy L. Mitchell. FINDING FATE is a brand new sexy romantic suspense story that you don't want to miss--be sure to grab your copy today!



Three men hunt her. Two eager to harm and one desperate to save. Who will get to her first?
FINDING FATE is a sexy, standalone romantic suspense where love grows in the most unlikely of places.
Master hacker Fate Haley has one objective on her mind – vengeance. A year after an unthinkable tragedy destroys her family, Fate has the two men responsible in her sights and a plan in place to ensure they won’t slip through the CIA’s fingers again. At the edge of insanity, Fate’s prepared to risk it all until he slips in one dark night set on saving her.
Nash Bartley enjoys his new gig with the Contract Special Operations team. The constant travel and dangerous missions keep distance between him and any potential long-term relationship. He’s done that before and swore he’ll never do it again. Until the woman he’s sent to rescue blindsides his heart, altering his outlook on love and the future.
Attraction sizzles the moment the two meet and affection blooms during the long humid nights in the African jungle. When the evil zeroes in, Nash is forced to sacrifice a piece of himself to protect the woman he’s grown to love. But will it be enough to save them both?
Can this unlikely duo abandon their wounded pasts and let go of their secrets for a chance at a happily ever after?


Finding Fate was a fast-paced, exciting, engaging and sizzling hot read! I wasn't sure what to expect with this book but I was excited to read it because the synopsis instantly interested me. And I really feel like I got everything I hoped for and more with it! The characters are wonderful, the story well written and the romance was spiked with plenty of action and suspense. 

This book wasn't slow in the slightest. Everything moved at a nice pace. There was some twists and lots of heat that kept me sitting on the edge. I really liked Nash and Fate. They were both such strong characters and so full of life and passion. You couldn't deny the desire brewing between in the slightest and that made things feel so steamy. I could read this again in a heartbeat happily, and still get the same enjoyment out of it that I had the first time. A VERY good read!


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Kennedy lives in Dallas with her husband, son, and 80lb Goldendoodle who still believes he’s a lap dog. A bookworm at heart, Kennedy loves to snuggle up in bed or by the campfire with an unputdownable book. She began writing two years ago with Falling for the Chance and has no plans of stopping. Her novels are witty, action-packed, and offer enough steam for a great facial. If you like strong heroines and sexy, tattooed men who can’t keep their hands off them, then this author is the one for you. Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | BookBub | Amazon | Newsletter

Over Hard Release Blitz with ARC Review!

Title: Over Hard
Series: Santa Lena Sizzles Duet #2
Author: Jessa York
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 28, 2018


Love looks easy, but it’s harder than you think…

Done.  Harper is done with men.  They’re too complicated, frustrating—and dangerous.  After a run-in with her ex-husband, Harper ends all contact with her boyfriend, Jack, the one man who stole her heart.

But when Jack and Harper are thrown together to help a friend, all her old feelings reignite.  Torn between closing herself off and her desire to understand his life and choices, Harper delves into his world.  Jack’s past may complicate things even more.  Will Harper see that the payoff is greater than the risk?


What an extremely good duet this was. It was sexy, it was hot, and the characters in my opinion, grew from one book to the next. 

Jack and Harper are unforgettable. Their passion is unforgettable and the stories are unforgettable. Over Hard starts pretty much where book one left off and it got more intense with a plot that begs readers to sit back and enjoy. There is a lot of fun and sexiness and ooey gooey-ness that I melted right over. Especially when Jack gets Harper back, because that is the moment he won't let ANYONE or ANYTHING get in the way again. 


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Jessa lives in a very non-descript, unassuming town filled with the best kind of people. Most days, she can be found in the stands of various soccer fields, cheering her on Youngest, or discussing books with her Oldest (who is an English Honors student).

At night, if she’s not up burning the midnight oil, Jessa enjoys snuggling up to her hubby and watching his latest pick for a cheesy romance movie. He always chooses the best ones. (after he cooks supper, of course)

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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Exquisite Taste Cover Reveal!

We are thrilled to be revealing the cover for EXQUISITE TASTE by J.D. Hollyfield! EXQUISITE TASTE is a new, hot contemporary romance and will be released on November 19th--be sure to add it to your TBR today!



He was a dare she couldn’t walk away from.
She was a game he was determined to win.
Jensen Stone was thriving in her first year of college. So thirsty for success she could already taste the achievements on her lips. Nothing would get in the way of her dreams, not even the social pressures of pledging. Until one night, she finds herself in the lion’s den of sorority row, accepting a dare she knew she couldn’t complete.
Damien Cross was bored. He no longer craved the dominance and control he had swirling in the palms of his powerful hands. He was determined to walk away from the empire he'd spent the last ten years building. What he didn’t factor in was the unexpected distraction. He might be angry at her inconvenient timing, but the urge to break the new toy dangling in front of him was all consuming. It wouldn’t hurt to play one last time.
One night. His rules.
Will she obey his demands to fulfill a dare?
Or will she realize his dark tastes are anything but exquisite?

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J.D. Hollyfield is a creative designer by day and superhero by night. When she’s not cooking, event planning, or spending time with her family, she’s relaxing with her nose stuck in a book. With her love for romance, and her head full of book boyfriends, she was inspired to test her creative abilities and bring her own stories to life. Living in the Midwest, she’s currently at work on blowing the minds of readers, with the additions of her new books and series, along with her charm, humor and HEA’s. J.D. Hollyfield dapples in all genres, from romantic comedy, contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, fantasy and erotica! Want to know more! Follow her on all platforms! Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | Goodreads

Confessions Of A Klutz Re-release Blitz!

Release Date: September 26, 2018
Cover Design: Pink Elephant Designs


Confession One: I was a klutz. I thought I’d grow out of it, but evidently I didn’t. It’s not fun to look like a fumbling toddler when you’re twenty-six.
Confession Two: I had a standing appointment at the local ER. It wasn’t by choice that I knew all the doctors names—it was necessity. But that was about to change. Confession Three: I hated the sun yet I lived in LA where it always shone. I supposed that was one plus to being sent to New York for the next eight weeks. That was until I got there. Arm veins, dimples and, THE sexiest voice known to man were my weakness, and he had every single one of them. Confession Four: He was my new boss. I could control myself though, right? The city of dreams… a klutz’s worst nightmare. Eight weeks. A klutz. And a drool worthy boss. What did you get when you crossed a klutz with a GQ model lookalike? I was about to find out.





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Abigail Davies grew up with a passion for words, storytelling, maths, and anything pink. Dreaming up characters--quite literally--and talking to them out loud is a daily occurrence for her. She finds it fascinating how a whole world can be built with words alone, and how everyone reads and interprets a story differently. Now following her dreams of writing, Abigail has found the passion that she always knew was there. When she's not writing: she's a mother to two daughters who she encourages to use their imagination as she believes that it's a magical thing, or getting lost in a good book. If she's doing neither of those things, you can be sure she's surfing the web buying new makeup, clothes, or binge watching another show as she becomes one with her sofa.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

The Ryder Brothers Cover Reveal!


Laurelin Paige is proud to launch the first book in The Ryder Brothers, the first series in her new Spark line! Short, steamy sparks of romance, these quick reads will be released in Kindle Unlimited and will deliver the steamy passion that Laurelin Paige is known for.
Even more exciting, fellow authors Kayti McGee and JD Hawkins have joined Laurelin to bring you The Ryder Brothers - Three complete stand-alones featuring ex-boy band members Nick, Jake and Jonas Ryder!
The first book, Close, written by Laurelin Paige, is coming October 10th!
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CLOSE by Laurelin Paige
Release Date: October 10th
Cover Design: Laurelin Paige
Photographer: Wander Aguiar Photography
Cover Model: Kaz Vanderwaard
Everyone wants to get close to a rock star.
The bright lights.
The music.
Those talented fingers strumming… a guitar.
Everyone wants to bang a rock star.
So why do I keep running from the one who wants me?
I’m America’s Sweetheart.
I have a reputation.
He’s a boy-band icon turned rock god.
I’m vanilla.
He’s every flavor of bad.
And he’s much, much too young for me.
If I end up in Nick Ryder’s bed, my career and I will both be screwed.
...but that’s only if I’m caught.

WANT by Kayti McGee
Release Date: November 2018
Cover Design: Laurelin Paige
Photographer: Rob Lang
Welcome to Hollywood, where wet dreams come true.
I fell for Marlee the second I met her- gorgeous smile, unimpressed by my stardom… bendy.

Not even remotely interested in me.

Of course the girl of my dreams has to be engaged to her hometown high-school sweetheart. Nothing’s ever easy, right?

Until they break up.
And she moves in with me.
The only person who can help her practice for her next role is me.

Because Marlee isn’t just new to Hollywood.

She’s a virgin.


MORE by JD Hawkins
Release Date: December 2018
Cover Design: Laurelin Paige
Photographer: Wander Aguiar Photography
Cover Model: Wayne S.
It starts with a bang.
As in me and Hadley, the maid of honor, during my brother’s wedding reception.
Sure, it was amazing, but I’m a one-and-done kind of guy.
After spending years of my life getting screwed over by managers and agents with the Ryder Brothers, I no longer like to commit.
I don’t even play music anymore.
The secret that I haven’t told anyone- is that I can’t.
A chance to raise money for my best friend’s nonprofit to help child stars means it’s time to deal with my block.
Hiring Hadley seems like the obvious solution.
She wants inside my head (not happening). I want to bang her again (she says she can’t sleep with clients).
Between my baggage and her professionalism, can my problem even be fixed?
Or will we both end up just wanting more?



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Prom King Tour Stop with ARC Review!

Prom King by Penny Wylder
Release Date: September 12th


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He was the hot popular guy. I was the nerdy girl with a fantasy crush.
All of my childhood, I was invisible to Adam Carlisle. That was fine, because I was too shy, and too smart, to think I had a chance with the most popular guy in school.
Until someone crowned him prom king...
And me queen.
But it was only a cruel joke that ruined my self-esteem and broke my heart.
Ten years later and my friend begs me to attend our school reunion with her. I'm older, wiser, but still a nerd. This event is setting off my anxiety.
I want it to be over.
Then... I see him.
My prom king.
Adam is hotter than ever. But what really gets my attention?
He's staring right at me.
I'm not invisible anymore.
What happens when my fantasy crush becomes reality?


Can I keep Adam? I mean DANG! This guy made me weak in the knees with his dominant like attitude and his crazy sex appeal he had going on. This book in itself was incredible! Sexy, sultry, smoldering with sensuality and passion and the romance just made me want to SWOON!

These characters are so freaking likable its not even funny. And Penny Wylder knows how to get her readers to feel utterly engaged and knows what we seem to NEED! Her writing is addictive and her stories are so yummy. Prom King will have you falling in love from the get go and you will feel the heat straight from the pages. You won't want to put it down!



There’s a commotion by the door and I look over and my whole body goes cold, then hot. Olivia Mitchell is standing in the doorway.
I didn’t think I’d ever see her again. Nobody thought we’d ever see her again. But there she is, alive and… beautiful.
And then she looks right at me. It feels like my heart stops. This song, looking at each other. It feels all too familiar, and I don’t think that I can keep still.
I glance over at Trent.
“Excuse me.”
He follows my gaze and smiles.
“It’s about time, man. Go.”
I leave my whiskey at the table, and I head straight for her. It’s like I’m being pulled, and she’s looking at me like I’m the last person she expected to see. I hope that I’m not the last person that she wanted to see. Olivia. Ollie. It’s been a long time, and there are emotions welling up inside my chest that I haven’t examined in a long time.
The first step is to say hello, Adam.
Don’t get ahead of yourself.
It’s shallow, but I’m stunned by how gorgeous she looks. Ollie was always beautiful in a quiet way, but it’s not quiet tonight. I try to pull my eyes away from the blue dress hugging her amazing body or else my dick is going to be as hard as granite. But holy fuck do I want to look and never stop looking.
She looks away from me and suddenly I can breathe again.


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A USA Today Bestselling author and #1 Amazon bestselling author, Penny Wylder writes what you'd expect-- wild romances. Happily Ever Afters are always better when they're a little dirty, so if you're looking for a page turner that will make you feel naughty in all the right places, jump right in and leave your panties at the door!
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You & Me Blog Tour Stop with ARC Review!


You & Me, the stunning conclusion to the Together Duet by Melody Eve is available NOW!


After six years of watching over her, Roman finally made his move. Now he and Aria are in the middle of an unexpected whirlwind romance.
Well, unexpected for Aria at least.
Now that he has her, Roman will do everything in his power to make sure she's safe. Convinced that it’s Aria's ex who is responsible for the hang-up calls and cryptic messages that have been left in her apartment, Roman is covering all the bases to keep her safe.
But will his overprotective alpha male ways drive Aria away? Or will her stalker get through his line of defense?
Roman isn’t about to let his second chance at love get away. One way or another he will make sure they get through this together.


An exciting, thrilling, emotional story that really threw me a curve ball in the form of a epic ending!

You & Me is the continued story from Melody Eve's Together Duet and it was SO EFFING GOOD! This duet caused some major shockers and curveballs and the emotions that it caused made it one heck of a wild roller-coaster ride. I SO liked Aria and Roman's story. It seemed so complicated and romantic and exciting with romance that was so epic, your heart will be engaged from the very start!


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“Now, now, you two stop it. My word, sometimes I feel like you two are back in elementary school the way you bicker. We are here to cheer Aria up, smile, laugh,” she says coming closer. She places her hands on the table, palms down, and leans toward the three of us. “Be nice,” she says in a low, serious tone directed at Roman and Leeza, not me. Her faces switches from stern to sweet when her eyes move to me. “Tell me, poor dear, how did you injure your head in the first place? We haven’t had time to really chat and get to know each other.” Roman coughs and clears his throat. With a twinkle in his eye, he stands to help Ella who has just arrived with our dinner. He loves the thought of me explaining how I came to knock myself out drinking in his shower. “Well, it’s kind of embarrassing actually.” “Oh well, I don’t want to embarrass you. How did you two meet?” Oh great, one embarrassing story to the next. “You remember, don’t you? I was at the resort, and Roman overheard me telling the desk clerk that I was traveling alone. He struck up a conversation, and here we are, not very exciting, I’m afraid.” “Oh come now, it wasn’t quite like that.” Roman is spreading a tablecloth on the table listening to my altered version of our story. “Tell her the truth, Mom will understand.” Julia’s eyebrows pop up intrigued to hear the truth. I grip the sheets at my sides and dive in thinking of how many ways I can torture Roman from this bed later on for pushing me into this uncomfortable position. “Well, as you already know, I was on my honeymoon alone. My ex-fiancé was on the phone at the front desk, and the clerk came to my room to encourage me to answer his call. He was worried David, that’s my ex, would come to the resort and cause a scene if I didn’t. Roman happened by and,” I pause suddenly wondering if Roman had actually happened by at all. “Wait, did you know David was on the phone? Were you following that clerk to my room?” I ask Roman who is now wearing a sly grin. “I followed you to Mexico. I knew what room you were in, and yes, I knew it was David on the phone. There was no way I was going to let him disturb you, but it was the perfect way to come to your rescue, don’t you think?” This is why he wanted me to tell our story, to point out that our meeting wasn’t an accident after all. “Nice. Now I have to think of our meeting as a setup instead of fate. I guess I should have realized after you told me you’d been watching me like a creepy stalker for six years.” “Oh, she got you there, Mufasa,” Leeza taunts grinning. Roman straightens up and points at his sister. “Shut up, Leeza.” Then he switches his focus to me. “I’ll have you know I was not stalking you. Think of me as your guardian angel. I was merely keeping my eye on you to make sure you were safe.” “I’m an intelligent, educated, grown woman. I didn’t nor do I now need a guardian angel watching over me to make sure I’m safe.” My words are delivered with a smidge more venom than I had intended, but he gets the point. I’m irritated, back off. “Touché, Ms. Savage, touché.” He rounds the table and leans over his mother to kiss me ever so gently on the mouth. An apology of sorts, the only kind of apology Roman gives, I imagine. Julia sighs like a love-sick teenager swooning over a rock star. “I like the two of you together. You don’t put up with my son’s overbearing ways, and he has learned how to say ‘I’m sorry’ with a kiss.” “I know how to apologize, Mother. And that was not an apology kiss,it was a let’s call it even kiss for your information.” He looks at me, and I know he’s full of shit. He may not admit it, but he just said I’m sorry.
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Melody Eve began writing as a hobby in 2014 and slowly learned that weaving stories and creating characters was addictive. Now, after writing for years under other pen names for other people she has decided to write from the heart for herself. Melody is a tender hearted compassionate woman who would like nothing more than to give every person she meets a happily ever after. Since that’s not possible in real life she does it through her stories.


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