✍🏻 It’s almost here! It’s almost here. The conclusion to the When Rivals Play series by B.B. Reid is almost here, and I have the sultry cover of The Prince and the Pawn. Get ready! ✍🏻

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Coming April 27th is the epic finale of When Rivals Play from bestselling author B.B. Reid. The Prince and the Pawn is a coming-of-age tale of loss, love, and redemption.

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They were wrong for each other from the start.

The jock and the nerd, what a cliché they made.

He was the town prince, and she was a nobody.

Tyra Bradley was invisible.

That is until she told him he needed some manners, and so began their game of cat and mouse.

She ran, he chased.

It was perfect.

Except Vaughn Rees has a deep, dark secret. Promised to the NFL, but fated for something sinister, Vaughn knows she’s forbidden fruit. To want more is to tempt death. He’s already in too deep.

When a betrayal unravels their fragile ties, the good girl runs as fast as she can. What Tyra doesn’t know? They’re a siren’s song. She can run, but they’ll always be bound.

They’re two souls torn apart and mended by fate. And now…Vaughn isn’t the only one with a secret.

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Are the When Rivals Play books standalone?

Each novel depicts a different and completely unique romance. However, the stories and their plots are connected. It’s recommended that you read them in order for the full reading experience beginning with The Peer and the Puppet then The Moth and The Flame.

Content suitable for ages 18+.

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About B.B. Reid:

B.B. Reid is a bestselling author of new adult romance. She grew up the only daughter and middle child in a small town in North Carolina. After graduating with a Bachelors in Finance, she started her career at an investment research firm while continuing to serve in the National Guard. She currently resides in Charlotte with her moody cat and enjoys collecting Chuck Taylors and binge-eating chocolate.

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✍🏻 Thursdays bring TEASERS, and Kendall Ryan has ONE for you. Preorder your copy of the next Hot Jocks book, Wild for You! ✍🏻

Wild for You

By Kendall Ryan

Release Day: April 20, 2020

About the Book

He’s growly. Grumpy. Stubborn.

And now, my new roommate.

Walking away from my disastrous last relationship was an easy decision, but moving in with a friend-of-a-friend hockey star who’s rarely home? Not quite as simple, because Grant makes me feel things even I don’t understand.

One thing’s for certain, though. I definitely shouldn’t have crawled into his bed that night.

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There’s a brightness to her eyes I can’t seem to look away from.

She’s beautiful. Smart. Tempting.

And a little fragile.

I’ve never been anyone’s knight in shining armor, but when Ana needed a place to stay, it was easy to move her in with me.

Not so simple, though, is keeping my hands—or my mouth—to myself. And the night she crawls into my bed and shares her body with me has me conjuring up all kinds of ideas about our future.

Until a big surprise I never saw coming changes everything.

If you like sexy, confident men who know how to handle a stick (on and off the ice), and smart women who are strong enough to keep all those big egos in check, this series of athlete romances is perfect for you!

(Books can be enjoyed in any order.)

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A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than three dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 3 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world.

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✍🏻 It’s FINALLY Live, People! Amy Daws’s One Moment Please, a surprise baby, enemies-to-lovers romance is HERE! Download it today! ✍🏻

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Author: Amy Daws

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Release Date: April 9, 2020

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That awkward moment when an ER doctor has to inform you that you’re pregnant…with his baby.

Three things Lynsey Jones knows about the hot doctor: he’s grouchy, an arrogant jerk, and strangely obsessed with pie.

Three things Dr. Josh Richardson knows: he doesn’t talk about his past, he doesn’t do relationships, and the crazy girl in the hospital cafeteria who ate a fistful of French silk pie…is annoyingly irresistible.

After a chance meetup at a bar and a heated cab ride together, things come to a head and now instead of hating each other, they’re horizontal in a bed.

Three months later, the weird cafeteria stalker who crept out of Josh’s house like a thief in the night, winds up as his patient in the ER after her Tinder date from hell.

The doctor is prepared to keep it cool and professional. That is until her bloodwork reveals she’s pregnant.

What really throws him for a loop…is the surprise baby…is his.

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Chapter 1 – Lynsey

“Hello there.” My stupid voice cracks like a thirteen-year-old boy. I clear my throat and try again. “I mean, hi.”

A grunt vibrates from the doc’s chest as he brings his sandwich to his mouth and takes an aggressive bite before finally lifting his attention to me.

His gaze connects with mine, and his smoldering deep greenish-brown eyes overwhelm me. Framed by long, dark lashes, they seem at odds with his creamy skin and sandy brown hair. His square jawline is peppered with light brown whiskers, and his lips are full but not big. Just…perfect—even if they’re stuck in a surly scowl.

Breathe normally. Just take in a slow breath and let it out at half speed.

Frankly, his whole presence overpowers me. It’s like sitting front row at an action movie and not being able to take in the entire cinematic glory because it all hits you too fast.

The hot doctor stares at me as he chews his food, and it’s…really weird. I avert my gaze to my pie and yank up the fork only to drag the prongs through the whipped topping. I need something to focus on besides watching him chew.

“How’s your day going?” I try again, my nerves skittering sideways.

His eyes have moved from me to my pie.

He takes another bite and grunts again.

Is he mute? Or is he just so polite that he refuses to talk with food in his mouth?

I lick the whipped cream off my fork and prop my elbows on the table with a bit more determination this time. “My name is Lynsey…what’s yours?”

I plaster on a super-fake smile as he tilts his head and takes another bite, eyeing me as though I’ve just murdered his entire village. My gaze casually drops to his hands.

No ring.

What the hell is going on with this guy? He’s single. He’s a doctor. He’s hot. What’s he got to be so sour about?

“You’re a doctor here, right?” I try to fill the silence. My eyes flick to the name badge hanging on a clip from the breast pocket of his scrub top. It reads “Dr. Richardson” with a whole battery of letters after his name. I don’t have a clue what any of them mean, but they’re probably important.

He continues to stare at me the same as always, though it’s more uncomfortable now because he’s so damn close.

Definitely not foreplay.

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Amy Daws is an Amazon Top 25 bestselling author of sexy, contemporary romance novels. She enjoys writing love stories that take place in America, as well as across the pond in England. When Amy is not writing in a tire shop waiting room, she’s watching Gilmore Girls, or singing karaoke in the living room with her daughter while Daddy smiles awkwardly from a distance. 
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✍🏻 Blog Tour & Excerpt Reveal: S.M. Soto’s Bury Me with Lies, the conclusion to the Twin Lies Duet is Available! ✍🏻

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“A masterpiece.” – C.L. Matthews, bestselling author

Bury Me With Lies, the shocking conclusion to the edge-of-your-seat Twin Lies Duet by S.M. Soto is available now!

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Some secrets are better left buried…

Stuck between life and death, Mackenzie is hell-bent on proving her innocence, and getting revenge on the men who murdered her sister. With one series of unfortunate events after another, Mackenzie must outrun her own fate—death.

When secrets unravel and lies become twisted betrayals, Mackenzie finds herself in more danger than she could’ve realized. Her only saving grace is Baz, the elusive playboy she’s given her heart to. But will placing her trust in a man like Baz be her downfall?

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My head feels grainy as though someone recklessly shook a carbonated can; everything is fuzzy and bubbling inside. A continuous beep rings in my ears, and someone is saying something. Whispered tones that sound like they’re coming from every direction. They’re so loud, so clear and distinct, yet every time I actively try to clear away the fuzz in my brain to listen, I can’t. I can’t make any of it out.

But I know one thing for certain.

I recognize one of the voices. I don’t know who or where I know it’s from, but I recognize the voice as though I’ve heard it my entire life. It tugs at someplace deep inside me. The place where I hide my emotions, the closet where I stuff my skeletons and force myself to box them up for good. Only someone had the key to that closet, and they were slowly opening drawers and emptying the shelves of my past and a pain that was long forgotten.

Summoning all my strength, I blink, trying to push past the sleepiness weighing my eyelids down, but nothing happens. That stark darkness still calls to me, trying to pull me back under like a black weighted blanket.

It would be so easy.

I can feel just how simple it would be to pretend the pain isn’t there and go back to that dark, cold place that somehow felt like home. I didn’t even truly know what home felt like anymore since I hadn’t had one in so long. I wasn’t sure I ever knew what the true feeling of home was.

After several struggle-filled attempts, my eyes open to bright white lights, sterile walls, and dark silhouettes. I home in on the hazy figures hovering around me. I feel a deep throb behind my eyes, and my mouth is painfully dry. My mind actively tries to decipher the commotion surrounding me, failing with every thought. Where I am, how I got here, and what is wrong with me.

I can’t form a single coherent thought or calculate an answer to any of those questions.

Steering through the fog clouding my thoughts, I blink past the film covering my eyes, and the second I look up, my breath catches when my eyes land on a familiar pair of blue. It’s a shock to my system. A deeply rooted bomb to the core. I shake my head, certain I’m imagining things, but immediately stop when pain rips down my spinal column from the movement.

This can’t be right.

This can’t be happening.

I never thought I’d see this person again. Hell, I never thought I’d see them both again, but I was wrong. So very wrong.

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S.M. Soto was born and raised in Northern, California where she currently resides with her son. Her love for reading began when she was a young girl, and has only continued to grow into adulthood. S.M. lives for reading books in the romance genre and writing novels with relatable characters. She refers to herself as a bit of a romance junkie. S.M. loves to connect with readers and eat copious of donuts that will surely lead to her demise.

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✍🏻 Blog Tour & Excerpt Reveal: Stacy Travis’s French Kiss ✍🏻

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He makes me feel that spark I have always longed for.


French Kiss, an all-new sweet and sexy friends-to-lovers contemporary romance from debut author Stacy Travis, is out now!

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It didn’t take a medical degree to know that Josh Weitz was insanely hot, from his swoony grey-green eyes to his dark hair that begs my fingers to run through it.

But he was my best friend, and I was too busy crushing on his roommate–otherwise known as the ‘Wrong Guy’–to notice.

Sure, Josh has always been there for me, and he makes me laugh like no one else can. But it’s only when ‘Wrong Guy’ stands me up in Paris and Josh shows up for me, once again, that I start to appreciate all the things I’ve been missing.

Like the way his eyes crinkle when he laughs, and how he always holds the door for me and the unexpected kiss we share under the Eiffel Tower. He makes me feel that spark I have always longed for.

But trust doesn’t come easy for me, and being with him is a risk.

Will I lose my best friend . . . or my heart?

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I was so lost in that marvel of architecture that I was caught off guard when Josh brought his hand up to my cheek and his fingers lightly guided my face to look at him.

When I did, I saw only seriousness in his eyes as he gazed back at me, different from the way he’d ever looked at me hundreds of times before. Then he lowered his lips to mine, tentatively at first like he wasn’t sure if I’d stop him.

I wasn’t sure either, but instead of mulling every angle and implication, I gave in to the moment, enjoying the newness of his lips, their contour and taste. I shifted to face him a little more squarely and reached to wrap my hand around the back of his neck. His lips were soft, and the only thing I knew for sure was that I wasn’t backing away.

Good lord. It felt too good.

Long overdue. And surprisingly hot.

He pulled me a little closer, and his tongue gently parted my lips and slid inside, grazing mine before circling and swishing and drawing me further in. I felt myself respond automatically, wanting to feel more of him, wanting to be carried away by him.

He drew back and tracked the outline of my lips with his finger. Every touch had a ripple effect.

He kissed me lightly before backing away to look at my face. Waiting for my reaction. It was all I could do at that point—react. Go with it.

Eyes never leaving his, I pressed my body in closer to him and felt him respond by pulling me in a little tighter. I wanted to stay right there with him in our little envelope of space on the back of the boat. It wasn’t about finding solace over a broken heart.

Instead I was fully invested in feelings for Josh that I didn’t even know I had.

Because I was so busy avoiding the bad boy in my life I’d completely overlooked the good one.

I could feel the bubbling questions in my brain about whether I was making a mistake. The only way to quiet them was to press my lips against his and feel the fire ignite in every part of me. No, the first time wasn’t a fluke. Everything fell aside the second Josh’s lips connected with mine. His hand was so gentle, his fingertips brushing the side of my face and tangling in my hair. I felt chills down to my toes at his touch and I lost all track of where we were.

No one noticed us—their eyes were focused upward on the bright lights and magnificent soaring structure and the videos they were capturing on their phones—but it wouldn’t have mattered if they had. The only thing that mattered was him.

Josh pulled back, his eyes searching my face to see what I was thinking. I could barely control my racing heart, let alone say a word, so I folded myself closer into him, putting my head on his shoulder and wrapping my arm more tightly around him. “I guess I picked the cheesiest moment to kiss you,” he said finally, which made me laugh. It was so Josh, overthinking and self-critical but at the same time not about to let any doubts alter his course.

“It was the perfect moment.”

About Stacy

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It’s a rough world out there, and we all sometimes need a good, romantic beach read, even if we can’t make it to the beach. I’ve spent many lazy days walking the streets of Paris and other gorgeous European cities, and if I’m doing it right, I’m bringing you a dash of romance and a vacay fantasy.

I can’t sit still, so when I’m not hiking, biking or running, I’m playing a very average game of tennis. Background music for writing undoubtedly features some U2, Lizzo, Billy Joel, Pink, Taylor Swift, and Led Zeppelin. Not necessarily in that order. And if I could only eat one food group, it would be cheese. Or wine. Or bread. Are those food groups? Whatever.

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✍🏻 Blog Tour & Excerpt Reveal: April White’s FANTASTIC Code of Honor – Grab your copy of it today! ✍🏻

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Code of Honor, an all-new fun and flirty romantic standalone in the Cipher Security series from April White, is available now in Kindle Unlimited!

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A painting, a panic room, a thief, and her lover … whose job is to catch her.

There are three things you need to know about Anna.

1) She’s a bounty hunter with adrenaline junkie habits,

2) She’s the “awkward” twin, and

3) She’s a thief – kind of.

Darius designs security systems for Cipher Security, and the strange and remarkable woman he met the night the painting was stolen is as intriguing a mystery as his hunt for the thief is.

But the lady has no filter, and she knows she can’t lie to the man who looks like a Disney Prince and kisses like fairytales are true, so she runs from the one person who may actually see her as the heroine of her own story.

‘Code of Honor’ is a full-length contemporary romantic suspense, can be read as a standalone and is book #2 in the Cipher Security series, Knitting in the City World, Penny Reid Book Universe.

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She was waiting for me to run away.

The woman in front of me, with whom conversation was akin to playing barefoot hopscotch on hot asphalt, who walked like shoes confused her, and who smelled of a spring breeze through a field of wildflowers, expected me to turn tail and bolt.

I rarely did the expected, however, and often made choices that flew directly in the face of convention. And as nothing about this woman or this conversation was conventional, I stayed.

And I laughed.

This startled her, and she suddenly dropped to the floor in what seemed at first to be a defensive maneuver, but was actually a crouch in order to pet the cat. Her posture put her face at approximately groin height, and for the space of exactly one half-second, I considered remaining in place to see if she would notice. But chivalry got the better of me, and I knelt down beside her.

Her face flamed bright red, and for a moment I thought she was ill.

“I was just staring at your penis, wasn’t I?” she said in a tone of complete chagrin.

Rarely did I meet someone even more straightforward than myself, and I attempted a benign expression. “Were you?”

The delightful woman sighed. “I was. I’m sorry.” But then a mischievous glint came into her eyes, and she said in a perfectly benign tone, “So, what do you think about my pussy?”

I choked on a startled bark of laughter, and she allowed herself a small grin as she deliberately ran her hands through the fur of the very contented cat.

“On that note, I believe it’s time for me to find something red to drink to match the color of my face,” she said, as she rose to her feet. She wasn’t graceful about it, but she was strong and didn’t wobble until she tried to take a step. She’d managed to stand on the hem of the pink silk gown she wore and winced at the sound of her heel tearing the fabric.

“Well, now I’ve officially hit my humiliation quota for the night. Enjoy the party, Mr. Masoud,” she said brightly, as she hurried away across the room. I let her go without further comment, though my eyes tracked her as she plucked a glass of red wine from a passing tray and finished half of it in one large gulp.

About April White

April White has been a film producer, private investigator, bouncer, teacher and screenwriter. She has climbed in the Himalayas, survived a shipwreck, and lived on a gold mine in the Yukon. She and her husband share their home in Southern California with two extraordinary boys and a lifetime collection of books.

Her first novel, Marking Time is the 2016 winner of the Library Journal Indie E-Book Award for YA Literature, and all five books in the Immortal Descendants series are on the Amazon Top 100 lists in Time Travel Romance and Historical Fantasy.

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✍🏻 Professor Romance’s 5 ⭐️ Review: Piper Sheldon’s The Treble with Men ✍🏻

Overall Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

“‘I think the past is tricky. It shapes so much of who we are. Mistakes, especially. But they’re necessary, you know? It’s a fine line between learning from them and being indebted to them […] But you can’t let it hold you prisoner. It was just a lesson, not a life sentence.'”

You know when you read a book that you love to your toes, and you become so effusive about it that it overwhelms the words for your review? Well, this reader/blogger is there. To say that I’m incredibly impressed with Piper Sheldon is an understatement. When I read the first book of her Scorned Women Society series for SmartyPants Romance, My Bare Lady, I appreciated two facets of it: her reworking of the My Fair Lady story and her sense of her self as a writer. I enjoyed that book, titillated by the fact that she chose one of my favorite stories to retell in the context of Penny Reid’s Winston Brothers universe. However, there were a few moments in her story that felt a little slow. I had a grand appreciation for that book, but I wouldn’t say that I would gush profusely over it. 

Then, she wrote The Treble with Men. And I’m done. 

This second book of her Scorned Women Society series is exponentially better than My Bare Lady. It is a treatise on control. Some of us struggle with embracing the message behind the popular Disney film, Frozen, in “letting go” of life, embracing the moments to connect and improve and feel a passion for life. This is the essence of The Treble with Men. Sheldon nestles this lesson within the world of Reid’s Tennessee and the world of music. Even more, like her My Bare Lady, she utilizes the vehicle of The Phantom of the Opera story to give it life. In doing so, she reimagines this oft-loved tale with a different ending, one that feels wildly better than the original. All of these attributes conspire to scream at the ingenuity of Sheldon’s storytelling. It is all of this and more that should compel you to “one-click” this book.

“I’d shown her my love in the lessons. In the music. I could tell her everything. I could tell her the truth of my love for her, but then what? It would still be me choosing for her. She needed to make a choice about her own life. I wouldn’t be another person telling her what to do. I wouldn’t hamper her growth. I loved her too much.”

What is it about The Treble with Men that makes it worthy of your time and energy? Here’s the list:

  1. At the most basic level, Piper Sheldon has the best cover of the SmartyPants Romance world. Bar none. 
  2. Her retelling of The Phantom of the Opera is done in such a way to challenge our notions about the original. For many of us, the ending of that story is bittersweet, as we want Christine to choose the Phantom, but she doesn’t. <<<Spoiler alert>>> Sheldon’s Kim Dae does, and it’s glorious. It suggests that the seemingly most difficult character of a story can also be loved. That’s the heartbreak of the original: that the Phantom is unworthy of love because he isn’t offered up in a neat pretty package. With Sheldon’s story, Devlin, the “phantom” character, hides behind a constructed persona as a defense and for good reason. As the reader, you empathize with him, and Sheldon allows us to do so because Kim (Christine Day) is never truly frightened by him; she is intrigued. She sees him better than everyone else in the story. Sheldon offers us an initial lesson that “nothing is ever as it seems,” and we, as human beings, should look deeper for a greater understanding: something missing from OG Phantom of the Opera. This, right here, magnifies Sheldon’s genius as the author of this story.
  3. The characters are compelling. Both Kim and Devlin are fighting for control of their lives. Kim does so at the expense of the depth of her talent. Thankfully, Devlin “sees” her (just as she fully “sees” him), and he challenges her control. As he encourages her to embrace her passion, this allows Devlin to feel his. These two drive each other forward, propelling them to greater heights, including their chemistry and eventual love for each other. Their feelings of lust and love heighten Sheldon’s story, and it engages the reader more deeply into the book’s pages.
  4. Secrets always make for greater suspense. The Treble with Men is a book of secrets. Both Devlin and Kim are holding onto them tightly. I won’t divulge anything here, as I don’t want to spoil the book for readers. What I want to do is give a nod to Sheldon’s use of it to build the tension of her book. Sometimes, stories divulge their secrets too quickly, and the pacing and depth of the book are lost. Sheldon suspends her readers for the right length of time that you find yourself enraptured in her story because you can’t wait to see how the secrets upend the lives of the characters. Since those secrets aren’t divulged until later in the story, this book becomes one that you simply can’t put down. Even after we know Devlin and Kim’s secrets, there is fall-out from them that keeps you engaged. Sheldon has paced this perfectly to grab the attention of her readers until the last page.
  5. And probably one of the most important aspects of this book is its diversity. For one, it is set in the world of music. Kim is a cellist, while Devlin is the conductor. There aren’t many romances written in this world, creating an interesting space to inhabit for the story. Secondly, Kim is a POC. As such, she doesn’t “look” like your average heroine. At a time when diversity is necessary for romance, I love this choice. Even more, while Kim is a driven perfectionist, this doesn’t read as a stereotype; instead, it suggests that it is a personality trait of Kim’s. Sheldon’s choice for her heroine feels important in our world.

I believe I have gushed enough over Piper Sheldon’s The Treble with Men enough. From its cover to its title to its characterizations to its storytelling, this book is another example of what SmartyPants Romance is doing right. It’s opening a world to more voices. In doing so, Penny Reid gives us new authors with new voices that need to be heard. Sheldon’s story is an important one because it reminds us that there is freedom in living our truth and our passions. We shouldn’t work so hard to control every aspect of our lives because we miss out on the prismatic colors of it. Devlin and Kim come to this understanding, and Sheldon’s story finds even greater heights. If you love the re-telling of a favorite story, then you will definitely love Piper Sheldon’s The Treble with Men. I know I did.

In love and romance,

Professor A

✍🏻 Professor Romance’s 4 1/2 ⭐️ Review: Sara Ney’s Bachelor Boss, book 2 in The Bachelor’s Club series ✍🏻

Overall Grade: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2

So. I hadn’t read the first book of Sara Ney’s The Bachelor’s Club series prior to signing up for the ARC of Bachelor Boss. The first book, Bachelor Society, was legitimately burning a hole in my Kindle while I was reading other ARCs. Why? Because I had read Ney’s How to Date a Douchebag series and learned quickly that I loved her construction of heroes. She has this way of writing douchebag-heroes who you can’t help but love and hate. At the beginning of her rom-coms, you can barely stand her heroes: they are quite frankly, sometimes, dim-witted, narrow-minded, playboys. In the world of romance, these are some of THE best heroes because they will meet a heroine who will “rock their world.” One minute, you find them ogling anything with boobs and a skirt (or short-shorts), and the next minute, Ney’s heroes are falling down the deep path towards everlasting love. What Ney does brilliantly is craft this journey in such a way that her heroes rarely recognize it until it hits them square in their head. For this reader, there is NOTHING like a “redemption” arc, or at least Romancelandia’s equivalent to it. And “this redemption” brings energy to her stories as they inhabit any of the various romance tropes: brother’s best friend, enemies-to-lovers, workplace romance, etc. Ney’s newest book, the second book of the series, Bachelor Boss, is no different. 

Now, I will say that I actually like Phillip, the hero, more than her hero in Bachelor Society. Going into the book, and knowing a little bit about Phillip, I thought there would be more of the same bully-ish way about him, much like Brooks had been. However, that isn’t the case. I mean, he’s a bit dense (like Brooks), a bit of a player (also like Brooks), and slow to understand his feelings (just like Brooks). All of these traits conspire to put you, the reader, at arm’s length. Yet, as Phillip meets Spencer, the heroine and his office mate, her irreverent way of pushing his buttons begins to unravel him. In his unraveling (which is Ney’s specialty), we glimpse someone who actually has a depth of character that seemed non-existent in Ney’s first hero of this series. Phillip reads a bit more sensitive once you move past his douchebag exterior. While he fights settling down, in the back of his mind, he wants to find The One, settle down, and have children. Eventually. With that layer, Ney shows us that Phillip has a depth to him, and redemption is inevitable if he finds the woman who can love him fully, which, of course, Ney creates most splendidly. 

While Ney is a genius at writing these heroes who you love to cringe at, she also has this ability to devise her heroines. First of all, while her heroines are beautiful, there is a sense that they are “any girl.” They tend to have normal bodies, and they are incredibly quirky. You know that it takes just the right guy to love Ney’s flavor of heroine. Each of her heroines is self-possessed: they know who they are and they don’t bemoan their eccentricities. They are simply “who they are.” Spencer is Ney’s heroine in Bachelor Boss, and she is the “zing” to Phillips’s “zest.” She is the only woman who can admonish him, challenge him, and fall for him. While he is a “numbers guy” focused on business, Spencer is his artistic complement. Where she’s creative, he is constructive. As such, this creates a fire of chemistry, some compelling banter, and a romantic journey that engages the reader to the very last page. Spencer can only be the partner for Phillip. Once both of them realize this, the happy ending is right around the corner, and it’s a perfect one. 

There is one added touch to this series: pets. In Bachelor Society, Abbott’s cat provided some additional hilarity in the story. In fact, Ney gives these pets their own points of view. While this can sometimes break the chronology and force of her storytelling, it offers a respite too. You can chuckle at Desdemona’s perspective, as s/he observes her owner and love interest. For Bachelor Boss, we gain the perspective of Phillip’s dog, Humphrey. Like Desdemona, Humphrey has his own agenda. He wants what he wants when he wants it, and it sometimes wreaks havoc in the life of his owner and, by extension, his love interest. Like Desi in the first book of the series, Humphrey has his own chapters where we “see” through his perspective Phillip and Spencer’s burgeoning relationship. Those chapters are really more focused on Humphrey getting his needs met in his way, but it also provides a different perspective, one that makes you chuckle. I think incorporating these voices into her story adds another level of humor as it points us to what we, as pet owners, often believe our pets to be thinking. It also pushes us back a bit from the journey of her hero and heroine offering an insight that might not be found in other romances. 

What Sara Ney does well in all of her rom-coms is make us laugh. Her books show us that anyone can find love. That love can bring the most dedicated playboy to his knees if it’s with the right woman. It’s the reason I keep reading her books. Just like her newest book, Bachelor Boss, I can laugh away the cares of my day at the lengths her heroes will go to remain single even as they pine for the heroine. That her heroines hold that depth of power in her romances is another added bonus. If you haven’t read Sara Ney before, you should read this series: Bachelor Society and Bachelor Boss. It’s a perfect read during this imperfect time. 

In love and romance,

Professor A

✍🏻 Are you a fan of Phantom of the Opera? Did you want Christine to end up with the Phantom on some level? Then, Piper Sheldon’s The Treble with Men is your book. Devlin and Kim’s story will entrance you and give you all the feels. ✍🏻

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The Treble With Men, an all-new standalone contemporary romance from Piper Sheldon, is LIVE!

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As far as Green Valley is concerned, Kim Dae disappeared into the Wraiths a decade ago. They were sort of right. Kim has spent her life since Jethro fighting her curious nature and trying to blend into the background. Unfortunately for her, a mysterious Maestro comes to town and takes quick notice of her for reasons unknown to anybody.

The masked conductor, known simply as Devlin, was already a source of much gossip thanks to his reputation for getting fired. Now, his sudden interest in the quiet fourth chair cellist has added fuel to the rumor fire. The new conductor of the symphony needs to learn to control his temper and finish his latest musical masterpiece and only the reluctant star of his symphony can help him do that. If Devlin can’t convince Kim to help to finish his latest composition he’ll lose everything.

Can Devlin and Kim compose without losing composure?

‘The Treble with Men’ is a full-length contemporary romance, can be read as a standalone, and is book #2 in the Scorned Women’s Society series, Green Valley World, Penny Reid Book Universe.

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✍🏻 Book 2 of Sara Ney’s The Bachelors Club series is LIVE. If you love an enemies-to-lovers vibe with all the chuckles, grab your copy of Ney’s Bachelor Boss today! ✍🏻

Release Date: April 7 

What is The Bachelors Club?
It’s a gentleman’s club—like the dignified men of the past used to have. Except, we’re not gentleman, and we’re not dignified.
We’re ineligible bachelors, bored, jaded and not looking for relationships. Quite the opposite actually. So committed to being single, we’ve created a high stakes bet to see who can remain single the longest…

 
Four days co-habitating in a shared work space shouldn’t be a big deal. It shouldn’t be distracting. But Spencer Standish saw me puking in a company trash can, and won’t let me live it down. Cheerful, aggravating Spencer, who wants me to fetch her coffee.
As if she’s the boss of me.

And now I’m stuck sharing her office.
Let’s face facts: I can’t be in a relationship; not when there’s a bet to win—not with Spencer, who loves my uncontrollable basset hound, lazy Sundays, and grilled cheese as much as I do. I refuse to fall for her.

will be the last Bachelor standing.
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Meet the Sara Ney
Sara Ney is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the How to Date a Douchebag series, and is best known for her sexy, laugh-out-loud New Adult romances. Among her favorite vices, she includes: iced latte’s, historical architecture and well-placed sarcasm. She lives colorfully, collects vintage books, art, loves flea markets, and fancies herself British.
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