✍🏻 Professor Romance’s 4 ⭐️ Review: Lexi Blake’s The Dom Identity ✍🏻

Overall Grade: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

Like her prior stories in the Masters and Mercenaries universe, Lexi Blake flexes her universe and character building muscles in her newest story, The Dom Identity. Her stories are whirlwinds of characters. In fact, I often wonder how she keeps track of various characters in a variety of series, and The Dom Identity is no different. 

Michael Malone has been a fixture in the past few books of this universe. Having a broken engagement has led him to a life of work and some play, but a lot of loneliness. In this story, he finds himself investigating a former movie star, Vanessa, who has fallen under the scrutiny of Julian Lodge. Michael is tasked with acting as Vanessa’s dom at The Club so that he can investigate the movement of money within Julian’s wife’s business and the attempted hacking of her systems. Julian suspects Vanessa is up to no good; however, much of his suspicion lies with the way she has been written about in the news. Michael too has preconceived notions of her which sway him before he meets her. At their meet-cute, Michael finds himself attracted to her, and he vacillates between his duty and his feelings for her. As their story progresses, Vanessa works to protect herself from her own feelings for Michael, and he falls more and more in attraction to her. However, his investigation is bound to become an issue. Is Vanessa guilty of the actions Julian accuses her of, or will she and Michael find a happy ending, even after she finds out about his investigation of her?

There is much to The Dom Identity. One of the most profound parts of Lexi Blake’s book lies in Acknowledgements. She talks of the challenge by a reader over judgments made by writers about women with fake breasts. This causes her to reconsider the way that we prejudge people on perceptions. As her story spins, Lexi Blake, over and over again, magnifies our willingness to judge people before knowing them. With Vanessa’s characterization, Blake illustrates the way that the media influences our understanding of people, something that is oftentimes skewed. Her fight to live her life on her own terms compels you further into her story. I love how the double-standards of women and men in power is also highlighted. 

Now, Michael is a fair hero. Here’s the thing. He underwhelmed me because he makes choices that seem contrary to his characterization. His unwillingness to tell Vanessa about his investigation feels like a choice he wouldn’t normally make. However, as a Lexi Blake story goes, Michael falls hard and fast for his heroine, and he must make amends when their relationship falls apart. 

Besides the unevenness of Michael’s characterization, I also became weary of Michael and Vanessa’s fight towards vulnerability. It seemed redundant as they played tug-a-war with their feelings. And as a standard of a Blake romance in this series, it takes a life or death situation to place perspective on their situation. 

And yes…there is lots of steam in this book and the characters from other series and stories find purchase in The Dom Identity

If you love romantic suspense with a little BDSM on the side, then Lexi Blake’s newest book is exactly what you need right now. 

In love and romance,

Professor A

✍🏻 Ready for one final story in the World of True North/Busy Bean Cafe series? Love second chance romance like me? Then, Footnote by Alexa Gregory should be on your E-reader Right. Now! ✍🏻

FOOTNOTE BY ALEXA GREGORY

Release Date: September 13, 2021

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Blurb:

A moving second-chance romance where hope can turn history into a footnote.

Sasha Covey needs a rewrite. Or a really big eraser. Her past doesn’t belong in the life she’s trying to rebuild. Her future—and her recovery—depend on a fresh start. Moving to Colebury seems like the perfect test until Penley Brooks waltzes into the Busy Bean. The handsome veterinarian is just as charming as when she fell for him a decade ago. Memories come flooding back, and their connection is as potent as ever.

Trouble is, Sasha has good reason to keep her distance. Her recovery is still new, and the single dad has wounds of his own. After years of being an afterthought, Penley’s goals are finally within reach. As much as she aches to reconnect, Sasha won’t stand in the way of his dreams.

Somehow, that all melts away whenever she’s with Penley. Together, dreaming is a little easier.

But dreams don’t always survive in the real world. Not when the past comes knocking.

Footnote is a standalone small-town romance set in the True North world. 

✍🏻 Have you grabbed R. L. Kenderson’s Sidetracked? This story of rental romance is exactly what you need TODAY! ✍🏻

SIDETRACKED BY R.L. KENDERSON

Release Date: September 13, 2021

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Blurb:

Ms. Sunshine meets Mr. Grumpy! From USA Today bestselling author R.L. Kenderson.

“Sometimes, not knowing where you’re going will lead you to where you need to be.”

CHARLI

My workplace eliminated my position the same month my relationship ended. With nothing keeping me in Richmond, Virginia, I get in my car and head northeast, unsure of where I’ll end up.

Until I walk into The Busy Bean Café.

With the Help Wanted sign and the quote on the wall meant for me, I know I’ve found my new home.

GABE

I gave up my executive job in Boston to come home to help run my family’s hardware store and to open my own handcrafted furniture business. I have specific plans for my life.

Those plans don’t include the coffee shop’s new flighty barista even if she is cute as hell.

But when I become Charli’s landlord, I find it harder than ever to stay away from her. And soon, I don’t want to.

✍🏻 Happy Release Day, Willow Winters! Her Beg for Me is LIVE! ✍🏻

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I started writing after having my little girl, Evie, December of 2015. All during my pregnancy with her I read. I only wanted to read romance novels and I read everything I could get my hands on. I would read a book a day — sometimes two. In January I was staying up late with her and just thinking of all these stories. They came to me constantly. I finally sat down and just started writing. I always wanted to do it so I figured, why not?

I never thought I would reach this point of success to be honest. It’s insane to me that I have connected with so many readers.

And I love each and every one of them for all of their support. I’ll be honest, some days are HARD. I have my littles during the day and I write at night. Some days are just simply exhausting and then I hear from a reader and it motivates me to push through and keep writing. I couldn’t be more grateful for this wonderful career.

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✍🏻 If you fell in love with L.B. Dunbar’s first book in her new Lakeside Cottage series, then you’ll be excited that book 2, Learning at 40, is LIVE. You won’t want to miss Zack’s HEA. ✍🏻

Welcome back to Lakeside Cottage!

A grumpy, newly divorced, single father meets a ray of sunshine in this small town, second-chance romance.

RELEASE DATE: September 16, 2021.

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BLURB:

She didn’t want a one-night stand. He couldn’t promise more than a ten-day fling. Sometimes compromise is all you need.

Zack Weller is timely, orderly, and meticulous. Too bad his seven-year-old, twin sons are hellions. With his divorce final, a two-week vacation beckons him to his best friend’s cottage. Unfortunately, he can’t help the magnetic pull of memories from the house next door—the one that was once his childhood home—or fight the force of nature in the naked woman sunbathing in that backyard.

River Nagle is a free spirit. She understands the trials and tribulations some people face and offers the compassion to deal with them head on. When she inherits a lakeside home, she takes the blessing for what it’s worth: a gift and a new beginning. Until one day two little boys make themselves at home in the tree fort in her backyard and she meets their hot, growly dad who steals her wine, her time, and her heart.

Newly divorced, single father grump meets a ray of sunshine, next-door neighbor in this small town, second chance romance where learning to love over 40 works with the right teacher.

……

What to Expect from Learning at 40

– Grumpy single dad

– Rambunctious twins

– Ray of sunshine, next-door neighbor

– Over 40 romance

– Second chance at love

– Lakeside shenanigans

✍🏻 The series is COMPLETE. Who’s ready for the final episode of Kandi Steiner’s Palm South University. Greek is HERE! Get lost in the stories of Erin, Bear, Skyler, Kip, Cassie, Adam, Ashlei, and Jess for one last time! ✍🏻

Series Complete!

Greek: A New Adult/College Romance  by Kandi Steiner is now live! 

The epic conclusion to the Palm South University Series…

Sisterhood is forever, but can it survive life’s biggest curveballs?

Erin fights for justice while Bear continues to fight his demons in order to be the man he wants to be for the woman he loves. Skyler considers what will come after graduation — and whether or not Kip will be a part of the plan. Cassie and Adam navigate their newfound long distance relationship, and find the path to be bumpier than expected.

Meanwhile, a shocking accident has Ashlei facing the biggest challenges of her life — while Jess has to decide which brother she wants in hers forever.

School is almost over for this university crew, but the drama has just begun.

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Kandi Steiner is a bestselling author and whiskey connoisseur living in Tampa, FL. Best known for writing “emotional rollercoaster” stories, she loves bringing flawed characters to life and writing about real, raw romance — in all its forms. No two Kandi Steiner books are the same, and if you’re a lover of angsty, emotional, and inspirational reads, she’s your gal.

An alumna of the University of Central Florida, Kandi graduated with a double major in Creative Writing and Advertising/PR with a minor in Women’s Studies. She started writing back in the 4th grade after reading the first Harry Potter installment. In 6th grade, she wrote and edited her own newspaper and distributed to her classmates. Eventually, the principal caught on and the newspaper was quickly halted, though Kandi tried fighting for her “freedom of press.” She took particular interest in writing romance after college, as she has always been a die hard hopeless romantic, and likes to highlight all the challenges of love as well as the triumphs.

When Kandi isn’t writing, you can find her reading books of all kinds, talking with her extremely vocal cat, and spending time with her friends and family. She enjoys live music, traveling, anything heavy in carbs, beach days, movie marathons, craft beer and sweet wine — not necessarily in that order.

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✍🏻 P. Dangelico has a new story coming in October. Look at her cover for Out of the Blue and preorder your copy today. ✍🏻

P. Dangelico has revealed the cover for Out Of The Blue!

Releasing: October 26, 2021

Blue Baldwin takes no horse crap from anybody. Well, actually, that’s not entirely true. She does take horse crap. Piles of it. The real kind that is–not the metaphorical one. It kind of goes with the job description when you run a large animal rescue. What she does not take, however, is crap from an entitled movie star who needs to reform his rotten image.

Unfortunately, the farm she manages is in trouble and if she doesn’t raise the cash to save it she’ll be homeless along with the precious animals who depend on her. So she’ll grin and bear the King of Hollywood Screw Ups, and the assistant, and the overprotective brother he brings along. I mean, she takes care of large animals for a living. Isn’t that basically the same thing?

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Meet Paola


Paola Dangelico loves romance in all forms, pulp fiction, the NY Jets, and to while away the day at the barn (apparently she does her best thinking shoveling horse poop). She was born in Milan, Italy, grew up in New Jersey watching her father paint the covers of bestselling romance authors like Danielle Steel and Amanda Quick, and after a long stint on the left coast, she returned to the right coast to write about finding love in a modern world. Presently, she resides in New Jersey with her fur family.

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✍🏻 J.D. Hawkins’s BS Boyfriend is coming September 23rd. Check out this excerpt and get ready for this steamy story. ✍🏻

BS BOYFRIEND by J.D. Hawkins

Release Date: September 23rd

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Excerpt:

Her fingers still in my hair, she takes my earlobe in her teeth and pulls gently, then closes her lips around it and sucks. This close I hear her tender sigh, the delicate moans she can’t hold back.

Even though I can’t see her, I’ve never felt this horny in my life. It’s as if the massage has heightened every sense, turned me ultra-receptive to every tiny gesture, every whisper-quiet sound, the enveloping scent. The kind of horny that simple fucking couldn’t satisfy. The kind of desire that feels as good as satisfying it.

I let her cultivate the hot embers inside of me a little longer. Pulling my hair, biting my ear, pressing and rubbing her breasts across my oiled back. The jasmine like a heady fog now, mingling with the smell of her hair, clean skin, warm breath, to wrap us together. She’s grinding her body so tight into me my hand can push all the way up the leg of her shorts now, to the mound of her panties.

“You relaxed yet?” she whispers into my ear, then purrs another throaty laugh. Her voice a sensation that goes straight to my balls, making me so hard it’s almost uncomfortable to lay on my front.

In one swift movement, catching her off guard, I buck her off like an animal, flipping her onto her back on the bed. She shrieks happily as I sit in front of her, between her legs, finally getting a look at the sensational body she’s been grinding into me. Splayed out before me, her hair over the edge of the bed, her naked breasts heaving, I could just sit here and look at her all night, but the rumbling inside of me wants more.

“I wasn’t done,” she says. Then she laughs, and it makes her breasts and stomach ripple beautifully.

“Any more and I would be, though,” I reply with a smile, catching sight of the oil.

Blurb:

She’s the perfect fiancée… except for the perfect stranger part.

Being single wasn’t a problem until it was… to my new boss.

So I picked the hottest girl out of the crowd, as though there was any chance she wasn’t already promised to some other alpha jerk.

Turns out she was a unicorn.

Single, willing to play along, and oh so dedicated to her role as my wife-to-be. In dinners with the boss and even more so in the executive suite.

It’s the most fun a guy can have at a work conference.

But what if I want to keep having fun?

What if she does too? It’s just a flight away. So easy. But making it easy means wondering just what things could be like if we kept faking it.

Guess I forgot to ask her.

About the Author:

JD Hawkins writes erotic romance with modern-classic alpha males and strong, independent women. He currently lives with his wife in Austin, TX. He loves to travel and has lived in many places, including LA, New York City, India and Thailand. When he isn’t writing, JD enjoys surfing, training in Mixed Martial Arts, reading and taking naps. He once dreamed of becoming a ballerina. He’s always loved making up stories, especially ones inspired by real life.

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✍🏻 New teaser alert!! For Love or Honey by StaciHart is a brand new enemies to lovers rom – com coming NEXT WEEK! I’m so excited!! ✍🏻

 

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When the devil comes to town, you have to meet him head on.


Which is exactly what I did when Grant Stone rolled into our small Texas town, driving a sports car I
could fit in the bed of my truck, wearing a suit as black as his soul. He’s here to acquire mineral rights to
half a dozen farms in town.


And there’s no way he’s getting mine.


I don’t make deals with the devil.


So when he challenges me to show him the small town ropes, my motivation is the prospect of
seeing him make a fool of himself. He might have an angle, but if he thinks he can finagle me into
endangering my bee farm, he’s got another thing coming.


Until the line in the sand is washed away.


My farm in danger. A town in upheaval. A man who will stop at nothing to get what he wants
.


And me in the middle.


When the devil comes to town, you have to meet him head on.


And when he sneaks into your heart, he’ll only break it.


 


 

Staci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life

a graphic designer, an
entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can’t forget that. She’s also
been a mom, with three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She’s been a
wife, though she’s certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She’s also super, duper fun at a party,
especially if she’s been drinking whiskey. When she’
s not writing, she’s reading, sleeping, gaming, or
designing graphics.

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✍🏻 More of the Busy Bean Cafe is HERE. Fireproof by Delancey Stewart is LIVE and available for you to download. ✍🏻

FIREPROOF BY DELANCEY STEWART

Release Date: September 13, 2021

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Blurb:

The newest barista at the Busy Bean is about to steam the place up… 

Former Marine Mason Rye can make a cappuccino with military precision, but he finds it much harder to serve up a smile. It’s not that he doesn’t like people. But he knows from experience that once you let someone in, it hurts like hell when you lose them. And Mason’s lost too many people already. 

So it’s pretty damn inconvenient when his old Marine buddy shows up on Mason’s goat farm with his younger sister in tow. Heather’s work in Washington D.C. has turned dangerous, and she needs a safe place out of town. 

Mason doesn’t need a new roommate, especially not a pretty, single one who insists on rearranging his spice rack and giving his chickens cute names. Although there’s no denying the haunted look in her blue eyes. Every time her fear shows its face, he wants to reach for her.

The problem is that she wants him, too. And when Mason breaks all his rules, they practically burn down his bed together. But her life is in D.C. And the threat against her is over. 

Unfortunately, neither of their hearts is fireproof…

Warning: this stand-alone novel contains cute goats, bossy Marines, and small-town charm.