✍🏻 Professor Romance’s 4 1/2 ⭐️ Review: Skye Warren’s Gold Mine, book 2 of The Diamond Trilogy ✍🏻

Overall Grade: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ 1/2

How is Skye Warren the queen of making her readers wait with bated breath for her next book? Yep, Gold Mine, the next book of The Diamond Trilogy, has done it again with a story that, quite honestly, keeps you edged. If you are looking at a resolution to Holly and Elijah’s story, well, it isn’t in Gold Mine. What will you find?

  1. More action and intrigue. There is much more of the suspense of Diamond in the Rough, and Warren keeps you suspended, wondering if Holly and Elijah can find a happy ending. Even more, we hear other points of view in this book, so the story has more levels. 
  2. More of the North brothers. Yes, Liam is here; yes, Josh is here. There is some talk about Samantha, but she doesn’t make a showing, and Josh’s Bethany is a glint of his past. What I love most about Gold Mine is its insistence on trying to heal the past for these three. However, that isn’t something that can happen overnight. Instead, it leads to gut-wrenching discussions about Elijah’s ability to love Holly. 
  3. The message of this trilogy continues. I think when you look deeper, beyond the dark romance of Gold Mine and the like, you find this message of acceptance. As we found in Diamond in the Rough, Elijah doesn’t believe he can love or be loved. His past is fraught with abuse and a lack of love which begs the question if he can truly know love. But I think Warren is suggesting through this beautifully crafted story of intrigue that Holly is Elijah’s heart if only Elijah allows himself to feel it. There is so much healing that is required for the North men, but I’m not sure that they can fully accept it as they believe, to some extent, that they can only be damaged, especially Elijah. I love the way that Warren makes you wrestle with Elijah’s belief that he is just like his father. 
  4. Holly is the light to Elijah’s dark. Even she is infiltrated by darkness in this story, and you can’t help but love that shading. It equalizes the playing field for these two. Similarly, in the final book of the trilogy, Silver Lining, I think you’ll see the influences of Holly’s light intermingled with Elijah’s darkness. And this reader can’t wait. 

Ultimately, you should know that Gold Mine is more of this dark journey into the Skye Warren world. I love that I can pick up one of Warren’s books and find myself lost in it instantly. And that is definitely the case with this newest book. You should know that the story doesn’t begin where Diamond in the Rough left off; instead, Warren moves us a forward a bit. In doing so, it makes her hero rabid for his heroine, so much so that his judgment and actions can be fraught. And that is what we love most about a Warren book: a dark anti-hero straddling the light and the dark and the heroine who leads him closer to the light. Run and grab this one FAST!

In love and romance,

Professor A

✍🏻 Holly and Elijah are BACK! Gold Mine is pure gold, and it’s LIVE! Grab it now! ✍🏻

Gold Mine by Skye Warren is now live! 

Holly Frank is in trouble. The deadly kind.

She and her sister must evade the authorities and the criminals who want them dead. Including Elijah North. The man who took her heart in Paris, her body in a prison cell, and her trust without remorse.

He’s determined to keep her safe. Even if that means losing her forever.

Adam Bisset has his own dark agenda.

She’s caught between the two men, torn apart with every sensual push and pull. Each touch is a lie, each whispered tenderness a trap—but she can’t resist them.

Their lies are tearing her apart. Her enemies are catching up with her. And when she’s taken captive again, she finds out secrets to unravel it all.  

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Meet Skye


Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of dangerous romance such as the Endgame trilogy. Her books have been featured in Jezebel, Buzzfeed, USA Today Happily Ever After, Glamour, and Elle Magazine. She makes her home in Texas with her loving family, sweet dogs, and evil cat.

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✍🏻 Semi-Sweet On You by Erin Nicholas is HERE! Get ready for Whitney and Cam’s story! ✍🏻

Can she really have it all? Or will it all crumble around her?

Semi-Sweet On You, an all-new fun and flirty second chance romance from New York Times bestselling author Erin Nicholas is available now!

A semi-sweet second-chance rom com!

She broke his heart ten years ago.

Now he’s back — and her new boss.

And she might still be semi in love with him.

But that’s no problem, right? They can keep it professional.

Until her grandmother gets involved.

She’s thrilled to think that Whitney and Cam are still in love. And invites him to move in with her…and Whitney.

Of course, Whitney can handle that too. Yeah, everything is fine. Just fine.

Until Cam makes it clear that he’s all in.

Having him back is very sweet, but can she really have it all? Or will it all crumble around her?

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About Erin Nicholas

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Erin Nicholas has been writing romances almost as long as she’s been reading them. To date, she’s written over thirty sexy, contemporary novels that have been described as “toe-curling,” “enchanting,” “steamy,” and “fun.” She adores reluctant heroes, imperfect heroines, and happily ever afters.

Erin lives in the Midwest, where she enjoys spending time with her husband (who only wants to read the sex scenes in her books), her kids (who will never read the sex scenes in her books), and her family and friends (who claim to be “shocked” by the sex scenes in her books).

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✍🏻 L.J. Shen’s Playing with Fire is LIVE! Grab this one FAST! ✍🏻

“Clear off a top spot on your Best of 2020 list. 

Playing with Fire is coming in HOT!”

–Harloe Rae, USA Today bestselling author

Playing With Fire, an all-new intense and all consuming small town standalone romance from USA Today bestselling author L.J. Shen is available now!

A broken boy on the path to destruction.

A scarred girl without direction.

A love story carved in secrets, inked with pain and sealed with a lie.

Grace Shaw and West St. Claire are arctic opposites.

She is the strange girl from the food truck.

He is the mysterious underground fighter who stormed into her sleepy Texan college town on his motorcycle one day, and has been wreaking havoc since.

She is invisible to the world.

He is the town’s beloved bad boy.

She is a reject.

He is trouble.

When West thrusts himself into Grace’s quiet life, she scrambles to figure out if he is her happily-ever-after or tragic ending.

But the harder she pushes him away, the more he pulls her out of her shell.

Grace doesn’t know much about anything beyond her town’s limits, but she does know this:

She is falling in love with the hottest guy in Sheridan U.

And when you play with fire—you ought to get burned.

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About L.J. Shen

L.J. Shen is a USA Today, Washington Post and Amazon #1 best-selling author of contemporary, New Adult and YA romance. Her books have been sold to twenty different countries. 

She lives in California with her husband, son, cat and eccentric fashion choices, and enjoys good wine, bad reality TV shows and catching sun rays with her lazy cat.

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✍🏻 Jade West’s Heartless is NOW Live! ✍🏻

Heartless, A Midnight Dynasty novel, by Jade West is now live! 

In a single moment, she becomes my obsession…

Elaine Constantine will be mine.

And her destruction is only my beginning.

I’ve known all my life that the Constantines deserved to be wiped from the face of the earth, only a smoking crater left where their mansion once stood. But that’s a bedrock knowledge, something eternal that lives in my blood. Tonight, I infiltrate their lives, twine myself into their deceitful inner workings so I can take them apart piece by piece.

That’s my plan until I see her, the woman in gold with the sinful curves and the blonde curls. My will to dominate her runs as deep as the hate I have for her last name.

No matter how beautifully she bends beneath my hands, I’ll leave her shattered, a broken toy for her cruel family.

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Jade West is a USA Today Bestselling Author who adores creating imaginary worlds and bringing them to life in her words.

Jade is as dirty as you’d expect from her novels, and talking smut makes her smile.
She lives in rural Herefordshire, in the UK, and enjoys a wide variety of unusual experiences in her very unusual lifestyle.

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✍🏻 It’s RELEASE Day for Alex Rosa! Check out Unwritten today! ✍🏻

We are so excited to be sharing the release of UNWRITTEN by Alex Rosa! If you love all things contemporary and new adult romance, this is the book for you. Get your copy now or start reading it for FREE with Kindle Unlimited!

About UNWRITTEN

Hailey Elwood always knew three things: she wanted to be a writer, she didn’t want to run her family diner, and she was madly and unconditionally in love with Caiden Anderson.

When Hailey came to the conclusion that her family would never understand her dream to write, she decided to take her future into her own hands, but what she didn’t expect was Caiden’s ultimatum.

Falling in love with Caiden was easy. Saying goodbye to him was not.

Five years later, Hailey’s debut novel becomes an international bestseller, skyrocketing her to fame, but when her mother passes away, she’s forced to return to her hometown to confront the memories and the man that shaped her first book. She’ll argue it’s fiction, but Caiden knows better.

Hailey wasn’t the only one who was left battered and bruised, and Caiden makes it a point to make her accountable chapter by chapter.

Now with her publisher suddenly pushing her for a sequel, she isn’t sure how to write it when her future is still unwritten.

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About ALEX ROSA

Alex Rosa lives in Los Angeles, California. By day she’s a Digital Marketing Manager and by night a writer of swoon-worthy books. With nearly ten years of writing experience, she has published five novels, including the Tryst Series with Intermix, Penguin Random House’s digital imprint.

She finds her home amongst words, whether it be in books or in film. A pop culture fanatic, cemetery creeper, and self-proclaimed nerd, she’s always following her favorite fandoms, the latest foodie finds, or picking her next city excursion or outdoor undertaking.

Her obsessions are on the brink of bizarre, but that’s just the way she likes it.

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✍🏻 K. Bromberg’s Flirting with 40 is LIVE! Run and grab this one fast. ✍🏻

Blakely Foxx is about to turn the big 4-0 and Slade Henderson thinks she’s hotter because of it.

Flirting with 40 by K. Bromberg is now live! 

An all new flirty, lighthearted, standalone romance by New York Times bestselling author K. Bromberg guaranteed to make you swoon.

Blakely Foxx is having one of those years.

Her divorce may have been finalized a few months ago, but her ex is already engaged to someone half her age. Her younger boss is determined to sabotage her chance at getting the promotion she rightly deserves. And to make matters worse, she’s closing in on the big 4-0. There isn’t enough wine or ice cream in the world to convince her things will turn around.

When Blakely meets Slade Henderson, she’s left wondering why an early-thirties, hotter than hell, cardiothoracic surgeon would take an interest in her.

She’s been warned that he’ll break her heart, but she’s willing to take the chance. Not only is he helping her get that promotion, but in the process, he’s encouraging her to find the parts of herself she’s lost over the past few years.

Slade shows her that good guys really do exist, but who knew the hardest part about turning forty would be realizing the man you thought was a rebound, is actually your happily ever after?

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New York Times Bestselling author K. Bromberg writes contemporary romance novels that contain a mixture of sweet, emotional, a whole lot of sexy, and a little bit of real. She likes to write strong heroines and damaged heroes who we love to hate but can’t help to love.

A mom of three, she plots her novels in between school runs and soccer practices, more often than not with her laptop in tow and her mind scattered in too many different directions.

Since publishing her first book on a whim in 2013, Kristy has sold over one and a half million copies of her books across eighteen different countries and has landed on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers lists over thirty times. Her Driven trilogy (Driven, Fueled, and Crashed) is currently being adapted for film by the streaming platform, Passionflix, with the first movie (Driven) out now.

With her imagination always in overdrive, she is currently scheming, plotting, and swooning over her latest hero. You can find out more about him or chat with Kristy on any of her social media accounts. The easiest way to stay up to date on new releases and upcoming novels is to sign up for her newsletter (http://bit.ly/254MWtI) or follow her on Bookbub (http://smarturl.it/KBrombergBB)

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✍🏻 Happy Cover Reveal Day, Erin McCarthy! Who’s the Boss is coming September 28th ✍🏻

When your enemy becomes your boss, tensions are bound to boil over…

Who’s the Boss, an all-new, sexy enemies-to-lovers workplace romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author Erin McCarthy is coming September 28th, and we have the sizzling cover!

Arrogant, charming and sexy as hell, Master chef Sean Kincaid is legendary both in the kitchen and in the bedroom. So of course it only took five minutes for him to get me overheated. My temper that is.

Because Sean Kincaid is my new boss. Who has strolled into my kitchen demanding I follow his rules. I don’t like taking orders from anyone but certainly not from a grumpy man who knows how to push all of my buttons.

And when a Best Chef competition pits the two of us against each other, it’s either going to be a sizzler–or a recipe for disaster.

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About Erin

USA Today and New York Times bestselling author Erin McCarthy sold her first book in 2002 and has since written over seventy-five novels and novellas in the romance and mystery genres. Erin has a special weakness for high-heeled boots, martinis, and Frank Sinatra. She lives with her renovation-addicted husband (he built her a bar, so it’s all good!) and their blended family of kids and rescue dogs.

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✍🏻 Professor Romance’s 4 1/2 ⭐️ Review: Erin Nicholas’s Semi-Sweet On You ✍🏻

Overall Grade: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ 1/2

Since the start of Erin Nicholas’s Hot Cakes series, there have been two books in this series that I’ve been awaiting with bated breath: Cam and Whitney’s book and Oliver and, I hope, Piper’s book. Thankfully, Nicholas has treated us to Cam and Whitney’s book under the title Semi-Sweet on You, an apt moniker for this story given its connection to an important moment within its pages. What I didn’t expect was the story’s tenor and development. If you are looking for a typical enemies-to-lovers’s story, be forewarned, it isn’t here. Instead, what Nicholas’s newest book offers is a refreshing look at the male/female dynamic in a love relationship. I really don’t want to give too much of this story away because I want you to be as surprised as I was in the story development. Here’s what I will say about this book, though:

  1. It’s my favorite thus far of the Hot Cakes’s stories. 
  2. It will surprise you, especially Cam. 
  3. The psychological and emotional gravity of this book is surprising and easily the best part of it. 
  4. Whitney’s development as a character is a revelation in the expanse of the Hot Cakes’ universe. She is easily the most complicated character to date.
  5. There is still lots of humor in this story. The BEST part of this book beyond Cam and Whitney and its emotional complications is Didi Lancaster. Her friendship with Henry (yes, you read that right) elicits some of the sweetest moments of this story. 
  6. This is a SERIOUS slow-burn. It is, by my estimation, the cleanest of the book thus far which is another surprise given…Cam. 
  7. Yes, there are some early signs of Ollie and Piper, but unlike the other books, it isn’t transmitted overtly. It’s still underlying, so you will need to wait. 
  8. It has a message about women that cannot ever get old. The idea that women in business being overlooked and the necessity for men to be aware and careful is important. As you see this played out on the page, you recognize the feminism of the men of Hot Cakes quickly. 
  9. Family is the core of this book. Given the feud between the McCaffreys and the Lancasters, you would hope there would be reconciliation. How it comes about articulates the need for community and family. This message is clear over and over again in this story. 

Now, my continued criticism of Nicholas is her continued need to repeat the travails of her characters. While I’d love to say her stories’ depths require a continued repetition of the issues, it isn’t necessary, and it causes the story to drag at times. Whitney plays at oppositions for much of the story, and I recognize its importance to her journey as she processes new possibilities for her life. However, it feels superfluous at times and a tad manipulative. While this is my favorite Hot Cakes story, there is still some revision that could be had in future stories. 

Semi-Sweet on You will make you sweet on Cam and Whitney. It was a surprising journey into a story of second chances. As Erin Nicholas’s characters recognize certain truths about their history, you recognize that we all process the past in different ways. Cam and Whitney’s story is a complex entanglement that eventually finds itself in the sweetest of endings.

In love and romance,

Professor A

✍🏻 Are you ready for the cover of Daniela Romero’s next book in The Devils of Sun Valley series? Savage Devil is releasing January 4th! You can preorder your copy today. ✍🏻

USA Today Bestselling author Danielle Annett

writing as Daniela Romero has revealed the cover for Savage Devil!

 

Releasing January 4, 2021

 

It’s hard to deny a Devil …

Especially one who promises you a night you’ll never forget.


One night.
No exchanging names.
No exchanging numbers.

That was the deal we made.
I was moving away. I’d never see him again and I wanted to leave Sun Valley with zero regrets.
Only I got more than I bargained for and nine months later delivered a bundle of joy complete with ten tiny fingers and ten perfect toes.

A year and a half later, I’m back.
And this Devil is no longer the devil in my dreams. Now he haunts my nightmares.
He’s savage.
He’s sinful.
And I’m barely a blip on his radar.

I came with good intentions. Determined to tell him the truth. But with so much on the line, I’m beginning to reconsider.
Because making a deal with the devil again just might be another mistake.

 

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Meet Daniela

Daniela Romero is a 🔥 Snarky AF 🃏 Latinx Author 👩🏻‍💻 Mom of 3 👩🏻 👦🏻 👶🏻 and proclaims that she 📚 writes HOT books 📚 She’s loud, proud, and a classic ENTJ. She uses the word ‘hella’ a lot when she talks and blames it on her NorCal roots. Born and raised in the San Francisco bay area she now lives in Spokane, WA with her little fam, an asshole parrot, and her dog who decided (even though she picked him) to prefer her husband’s attention.

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