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✍🏻 Ashley Jade’s 1st book of her Star-Crossed Lovers Duet, The Choice, is LIVE! Make sure you steel your soul when you enter this book. It will steal a part of it by its end. ✍🏻

𝙏𝙃𝙀 𝘾𝙃𝙊𝙄𝘾𝙀, 𝙗𝙤𝙤𝙠 1 𝙞𝙣 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙎𝙩𝙖𝙧-𝙘𝙧𝙤𝙨𝙨𝙚𝙙 𝙇𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙨 𝘿𝙪𝙚𝙩 𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙢 𝙐𝙎𝘼 𝙏𝙤𝙙𝙖𝙮 𝙗𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙨𝙚𝙡𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙖𝙪𝙩𝙝𝙤𝙧 Ashley Jade 𝙞𝙨 𝙉𝙊𝙒 𝙇𝙄𝙑𝙀!

Get ready to dive back into the world of Sharp Objects, featuring guitarist, Memphis, in this angsty, gritty, off-limits, second-chance romance!

The world thought I belonged to another man…
they were wrong.

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From USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ashley Jade comes a gritty, off-limits romance about mistakes, choices, and love conquering all.

He was the mysterious dark knight always swooping in to save me when I needed it most.

I was the troubled girl with scars and a bleeding heart.

He was the gifted guitarist destined for big things.

I was the small-town girl battling her demons.

He was my earth….always keeping me grounded.

And I was his sky…always just out of his reach.

Our love was everything I wished for.

Until I destroyed it.

I never thought I’d see Memphis Payne again after I broke his heart, but the stars had other plans.

Because here he is…needing me to clean up his mess this time.

Only problem is…

Doing so will break both our hearts.

They say only the strongest love can survive an apocalypse.

That if two people are meant to be, they’ll find their way back to each other.

I hope they’re right.


✍🏻 Get ready for Christian Knox! There is nothing better than a tenacious, handsome, swoon-worthy hero with only eyes for his heroine. Vi Keeland’s The Game is LIVE across all platforms. Once you start this book, you won’t be able to put it down. ✍🏻

Title: The Game
Author: Vi Keeland
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 16, 2023
It started out like any other Tuesday.
I spent twelve hours writing algorithms for one of the largest companies in the world and then came home to work on a pet project of mine—feeding facts about the men I knew into a formula to find my perfect match before my twenties came barreling to a close.
But then a man knocked on my door and handed me some papers that turned my life upside down.
Apparently, a father I never knew existed had left me something in his will. That something turned out to be part ownership in a professional football team.
Next thing I knew, I was learning a sport I knew nothing about by spending time with the team’s quarterback who was out with an injury, a man who my formula would definitely determine was all wrong for me.
Christian Knox was too handsome and confident for his own good and could have any woman he wanted. Only lately the only woman he seemed to want was me.
But there was no way I was getting involved when I was now his boss, even if he was insanely gorgeous and had the dirtiest mouth I’d ever come across.
It would be wrong, wouldn’t it?
Probably. But you know what they say about things that are wrong…sometimes they feel so right.
Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles are currently translated in twenty-seven languages and have appeared on bestseller lists in the US, Germany, Brazil, Bulgaria, Israel, and Hungary. Three of her short stories have been turned into films by Passionflix, and two of her books are currently optioned for movies. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.

✍🏻 K. A. Tucker’s The Hustler Next Door is FINALLY here. If you love a headstrong, independent female character who speaks her mind and goes after what she wants, THIS is the new year’s read for you. ✍🏻


The Hustler Next Door by K.A. Tucker is now live!

From the international bestselling author of The Simple Wild and Ten Tiny Breaths comes a new stand-alone enemies-to-lovers, small-town romance.

Justine MacDermott is in what she would call a transition period: squatting in her best friend’s house and working in an appliance store in Polson Falls while the man she was supposed to marry starts a new life with someone else.

She’s definitely not thinking about slashing his tires and wishing his vital extremities would fall off.

When newcomer Garrett Harrington strolls into Murphy’s Appliances looking to buy a refrigerator, Justine convinces herself she’s found her rebound. Or the next love of her life. Either works. But a chance encounter leads her to discover that Garrett isn’t who he made himself out to be, and he’s more interested in hustling her kindly old boss out of his family business—and using her to do it.

Furious at being fooled by yet another man and itching for retribution, Justine enlists the help of unlikely townsfolk to battle Harrington Group’s big-city development plans for Polson Falls.

It’s all going to plan … until Justine finds herself crossing enemy lines.

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K.A. Tucker writes captivating stories with an edge.

She is the internationally bestselling author of the Ten Tiny Breaths and Burying Water series, He Will Be My Ruin, Until It Fades, Keep Her Safe, The Simple Wild, Be the Girl, and Say You Still Love Me. Her books have been featured in national publications including USA Today, Globe & Mail, Suspense Magazine, Publisher’s Weekly, Oprah Mag, and First for Women.

K.A. Tucker currently resides in a quaint town outside of Toronto.

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✍🏻 You are not ready for Zaxton and all his grumpy BDE. Just wait for Aurelia to put him in his place. J. Saman’s Irresistibly Broken is a spicy, fiery romance, perfect for reading at the beginning of 2023. It’s OUT NOW! ✍🏻

Irresistibly Broken by J. Saman is now live!

Aurelia Witlock is an ex-stepsister I forgot long ago. Until she shows up as a design intern at my fashion company.  
And that’s the easy part.  
The part where she stirs my lifeless blood, drawing me away from my soulless, miserable side is another.  
She has no business being here. Her presence far from a coincidence, the more I learn of her secrets and troubled past, the more perilous things become for me. 
I can’t trust her. I can’t fire her. And I can’t claim her full lips with mine.  
Now it’s a keep your friends close, and your enemies even closer situation.  
Except keeping this stunning woman who surprises me at every turn close isn’t as easy as it sounds.  
She’s a delicious load of sunshine wrapped in smiles and enticing laughter. And did I mention the mouth on her? The one that challenges me and calls me the worst sort of names. The one I can’t stop staring at or fantasizing about. 
I’m in trouble. So much trouble. 
And my former bandmates, my brothers in arms and blood, well, they’re at just as much of a loss as I am on how to fix this.  
So where does that leave me?  
In one hell of a mess with a woman who has the power to destroy everything. Including what’s left of my heart.  

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J. Saman is a USA Today bestselling author who is addicted to Diet Coke, sour candy, and indie rock. She swears way too much (especially after a glass of wine) and has a penchant for sarcasm (or so her husband and children like to tell her).

She’s an admitted lover of second chance romances, love triangles, and the perfect amount of angst. She is best known for writing contemporary romance filled with smart, strong women, and sexy alphas who have a softer side–especially for their women.
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✍🏻 Pssst…this book baby is sitting on my Kindle ready for an early read. Have you been waiting for Professor Dirk? Check out this hunky cover! ✍🏻

Tia Louise has revealed the covers for FORBIDDEN!

Releasing January 12, 2023

By Tia Louise
I have one job: Get close and take him out. The only problem is, I want him more.
I was barely five when I lost my brother; seven when my father was murdered.
Overnight, I was taken by my mysterious uncle, grafted into a world of crime I didn’t understand and couldn’t escape.
The first ten years, I did my best to blend in.
The next four, I reinvented myself, growing stronger, searching for answers. 
Now I have one assignment—take down the man who knows our secrets. 
Professor Dirk Winston is my target, and I’m expected to be a good soldier, disguised as a good student.
Only he’s not the passive bookworm I expect. 
He’s ripped muscles, bedroom eyes, dirty mouth, and ready for a fight.
But I’ve got my plans of my own, and this hot teacher is going to do more than give me grades and take my panties. 
He’s going to help me get revenge.
(FORBIDDEN is a five-alarm-spicy age-gap, student-professor romance with secrets, lies, and answers to all your questions. No cheating. No cliffhanger.)

Cover Designer: Lori Jackson Designs
Photographer: Wander Aguiar


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Tia Louise is the USA TODAY best-selling, award-winning author of super-hot and sexy romances. All her heroes are alphas with hearts of gold, and all her heroines are the smart, sassy ladies who love them.

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✍🏻 Who’s ready for Breaker’s story? Me!!! Check out the cover for Meghan Quinn’s A Long Time Coming, releasing January 10th ✍🏻

My best friend, who I’ve always thought was incredible, turned into a smokeshow in a few short hours.

We might have underestimated the youngest Cane brother.

He comes off all sweet and charming, but I bet you he’s the best in bed out of all of them.

A LONG TIME COMING, a brand new, standalone romance from USA Today bestselling author Meghan Quinn will be releasing on January 10th in all formats! Don’t miss the fantastic cover below and get ready to fall in love with this sexy romance with a witty take on a romantic comedy classic, My Best Friend’s Wedding. Steamy, laugh-out-loud, and full of charm, these two best friends heat up the pages while proving true love might be right in front of you.

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From USA Today and Amazon Charts bestselling author Meghan Quinn, comes a witty take on a romantic comedy classic, My Best Friend’s Wedding. Steamy, laugh-out-loud, and full of charm, these two best friends heat up the pages while proving true love might be right in front of you.

Have you ever heard of a man-in-waiting?

Yeah, neither has my best friend’s soon-to-be monster-in-law. Ooo, sorry, I meant mother-in-law. Nor has she heard of the term, what the bride wants, the bride gets

With wedding planning underway and a short timeline, my best friend, Lia, has recruited me to help her battle the snarly beast that is Mrs. Beaver. Not scared at all, I accept the challenge as her man-in-waiting–aka, man of honor–and take matters into my own hands. 

The only problem is, with every second we draw closer to the wedding, I’m starting to see my best girl in a different light.

She’s always been beautiful to me, but now . . . I find myself staring a touch too long. My hand lingering for one more minute. And when she’s upset? Allowing her to sleep in my bed.

And before I know what’s happening, it hits me like a ton of bricks. I’m in love with my best friend. Not just in love, but infatuated. 

No one compares to her and nothing seems to distract me from that realization.

Not the girl I try to date while I help plan Lia’s wedding. 

Not her angry fiancé who thinks I’m growing too close. 

And not the looming deadline of her nuptials. 

Which means, there’s only one thing left for me to do. Prove to Lia I’m the one she should be with instead. But with the pressure of her engagement, the stress from her soon-to-be mother-in-law, and the breath-stealing nerves running through me, I’m finding it a lot harder to claim the girl than I would like to admit. 

Say a little prayer for me . . .


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A LONG TIME COMING Releases January 10th!

Erin Mallon and JF Harding are narrating in duet this sexy romance, and you won’t want to miss their fantastic performances! Grab your earbuds and get ready to dive into this aural sensation!

A LONG TIME COMING will be released on January 10th in a live release on Audible!


USA Today Bestselling Author, wife, adoptive mother, and peanut butter lover. Author of romantic comedies and contemporary romance, Meghan Quinn brings readers the perfect combination of heart, humor, and heat in every book.

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✍🏻 If you’ve been a fan of Devney Perry’s Lark Cove series, Aubrey Kendrick’s story has been untold…until now. Timeless is LIVE, and Landon and Aubrey’s story is exactly the novella you need. ✍🏻

 Timeless by Devney Perry is now live! 

Aubrey Kendrick has dedicated her life to continuing the family legacy. Her time isn’t just money, it’s millions. A workaholic? Yes. According to her ex, she’s married to her job. Is her personal life dull? Maybe. Is her penthouse rather lonely? There’s no time to answer that question.

Too many men have asked her to sacrifice her success to pacify their fragile egos. She’d rather be single than stifled.

Until Landon McClellan strolls into her office and upends her life. He’s as infuriating as he is handsome. He believes spontaneity keeps life interesting and is only happy if he’s rattled her nerves.

Landon is every distraction she cannot afford. But maybe he’s everything she needs.

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Devney is a USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author who lives in Washington with her husband and two sons. Born and raised in Montana, she loves writing books set in her treasured home state. After working in the technology industry for nearly a decade, she abandoned conference calls and project schedules to enjoy a slower pace at home with her family. Writing one book, let alone many, was not something she ever expected to do. But now that she’s discovered her true passion for writing romance, she has no plans to ever stop.

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✍🏻 Professor Romance’s 5 ⭐️ Review: Penny Reid’s Drama King, book 2 of the Three Kings series ✍🏻

Overall Grade: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

Tropes: grump/sunshine; golden retriever hero; opposites attract; forced proximity; rom-com; holiday-esque

I’ve been sitting on this review for too long. Honestly, I finished Penny Reid’s Drama King in one sitting well before the release date. It’s not hard to do if you’re reading Penny Reid. She creates characters who mirror us, even when they are highly successful action movie stars such as Cyrus or buttoned-up bodyguards like Beth. Reading their journeys on the page feels like our own. I’m certain it’s the reason I love her stories so much. 

But, as I was reading Drama King, there were aspects of this story about a movie star, gregarious, affectionate, empathic, and his female bodyguard who is decided, planned, and emphatic which are intentional and intelligent. In fact, if you ever walk away from a Penny Reid novel without the realization of her choices as a writer, then you’ve missed her genius. So bear with me as I use my rusty academic brain to point to Penny Reid’s genius. 

First of all, Reid has intention with her storytelling. Every piece of writing has a hook, the means to grab the reader’s attention. I teach academic writing, and my students already know their “go-to” hook. For Reid, it’s a well-placed quote by a “somebody” to draw us in. I think, however, that many of her readers miss the purpose of each chapter’s quote. I’ll admit that I too have glossed over these quotes, a vague understanding that the quote serves a purpose. At face value, it highlights the movements of the plot and characters in the chapter. But this is Penny Reid. She’s a cerebral writer, so there’s more. In most of her books, each chapter has a quote from a different source. For Drama King, the quotes were begotten from one source: Aristophanes. This struck me, and I did a deep dive into an academic source *ahem” Wikipedia. Aristophanes was an ancient Greek comedic writer. He was known as the “Father of Comedy.” This is Reid’s first tell: Drama King is a comedy of the romantic variety. That Aristophanes wrote comedic dramas, we can deduce it parallels Cyrus’s career path. Every actor requires an author, and Aristophanes represents this. Even more, if you do your own research on Reid’s references to his comedies in certain chapters, namely Lysistrata, The Frogs, Peace, etc., you’ll find even deeper parallels between parts of those plays and Reid’s characters’ plotting. 

You may ask “why.” In the scope of this review of a romance book, why take the time to research and make these parallels? Why spend time underscoring this aspect of the story? Why not spend your time providing the general plotline of this story, tell you why I enjoyed the characters, and offer up the spice level of the book? Well, because to do so, reduces the decidedness of Penny Reid’s authorship. There are distinct reasons why she places quotes at the start of her chapters. To avoid understanding that, reduces her as an author. Maybe it’s just her hook, and there isn’t anything more to it, but I don’t see it that way. 

In a world, where people find every way to demean another person’s choices, as readers, it feels imperative to point to the people doing more for the genre we adore. Romance isn’t just smut; it isn’t just “mommy p*rn.” With an author such as Penny Reid, it’s a reflection of people in society. Aristophanes in ancient Greece was using comedy to point to the people of his society just as Reid is underscoring the people of our society. That’s powerful, especially in a genre such as romance that gets boiled down to $ex. Romance is more because authors such as Penny Reid construct it to be. And don’t get me wrong. I love a good smutty book. It does a body good; authors such as Reid allow us, through the scope of her storytelling, to find our struggles represented in the pages of her books. We feel seen, and that’s all anyone asks for in our world. 

Now, my proselytizing done, Cyrus and Beth are pure delights. Why? Because Cyrus is a bright, beaming, touching hero. He exudes sunshine. He has golden retriever energy. He cares for and loves everyone around him. BUT…and that’s key. There’s a reason for it. His sunshine hides a wealth of pain. Similarly, but packaged differently, Beth is a planner. She has grump energy, but really she’s organized, careful, and lives to protect others. While Cyrus seems messy, Beth is pure discipline (much to the chagrin of the readers of Drama King). They are clearly opposites, but their scars are similar. Vulnerability is difficult for both, but they protect against it through different means. They are instantly attracted to each other, but Reid takes the scope of most of this story to bring them together, and the pacing is spot on. I love a good slow-burn, and Drama King does this well, ramping up their chemistry to its zenith.

Drama King is also fun, charming, and heartfelt. It has holiday feels without all of the holiday brou ha ha. I adored every bit of Cyrus and Beth’s story, and this book served as another reminder that Penny Reid is a genius storyteller.

In love and romance,

Professor A


✍🏻 Professor Romance’s 4.5 ⭐️ Review: Laney Hatcher’s Second Chance Dance, book 2 of her Bartholomew series ✍🏻

Overall Grade: 4.5 ⭐️

Tropes: enemies to lovers; grumpy-sunshine; hero falls first; historical romance; regency romance

Laney Hatcher’s Second Chance Dance is book 2 from her Bartholomew series, and it holds the most delicious chemistry between the Duchess, Patricia, aka Patty, and Miles Basilton. The story follows a disillusioned and dissolute Patricia, a widow and duchess by marriage. Society, namely the marriageable males, see her as a prize, a transaction, to win without acknowledging her as her own person. Miles has recently returned to London society after six years exiled by his family in France. Both Patty and Miles meet at a ball when Miles, overwhelmed by his return to society, takes a moment on an outdoor balcony as a reprieve from the busyness of it. Shortly after finding his way outside, Patricia comes out cursing, not realizing that Miles is there. Miles is beguiled by Patricia instantly. He loves this break in her cold and indifferent countenance, her societal persona, and his journey begins in winning her heart. Unfortunately, the exaggerated and pointed overtures of The Gaggle and the experience of her marriage to the duke have built impenetrable walls around a heart. Will their situationship and his tenacity win her over?

Historical romance is a guilty pleasure of mine. Hatcher’s capacity to draw compelling characters of this time period while also ascribing them to contemporary issues attaches them to her readers. As Miles and Patty develop a situationship and draw closer together, a process that Hatcher takes her time in doing, you find yourself compelled forward into their story. Both Miles and Patty must deal with societal expectations through different lenses. Patricia married a duke under the guise of her becoming the diamond of her generation. However, in choosing societal expectations over love, she’s lost in the disdain of her situation. Miles eschewed the expectations of his father as a young man and earned an exile from his friends and mother. On his return to London society, he lives in the shadow of his father’s disappointment. As they battle against other people’s intentions for them, they find companionship and love for each other. Through their journeys, readers must learn that living for yourself and with your own rules is necessary to forging an abundant life. Hatcher deftly crafts characters who reflect her readers even in the realm of historical romance.

Adding to this character development is the enticing universe formed in the Bartholomew series. As Miles and Patty navigate their journeys, they are surrounded by ancillary characters who add layers to this world. From Patty’s best friend, Lady Mary, to her sister, Emery, the heroine in book 1 of this series, to Genevieve, her youngest sister and the anticipated heroine in book 3, you want to know the stories of all of these characters. Patty’s brother, Silas, along with Emery’s husband, Augustus, and Miles’s best friend, Daly, act as wizened guides for his journey, especially in the moments when he must remedy the issues of their relationship. Even though this world exists in the past, Hatcher makes us want to inhabit this world in the present, which is why I will continue to read her stories. 

My only criticism of Second Chance Dance is its pacing. There are moments when the story reads slow, and the push and pull of Miles and Patty’s journey can feel repetitive in those moments. However, I highly recommend this story especially if you’re a fan of historical romance. I suspect you’ll struggle to leave this world at the story’s end and want more stories just as I do.

In love and romance,

Professor A


✍🏻 Professor Romance’s 4 ⭐️ Review: Skye Warren and Amelia Wilde’s Natural Disaster, book 2 of The Deserted Island series ✍🏻

Overall Grade: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

Tropes: MFM; suspense; anti-heroes; alpha males; contemporary romance; forced proximity; #billionaire

Skye Warren and Amelia Wilde’s Natural Disaster is an action-filled gallop of sensuality. This is the world of the Morellis, a world rife with danger and mayhem. What began in the first books of this series, The Crash and Force of Nature, continue in this story. Carter, Theo, and June are put through a daunting number of situations, one more dangerous than the next. Add to that a combustible chemistry that burns over each situation. This is one punch after another of action and danger, and it ends with another explosive cliffhanger and more questions about Carter’s situation than one has patience for. The pacing and the intrigue of Natural Disaster are its strengths; its character development and stark style are the reasons for my 4-star review. 

I am ready for more of the Carter, Theo, and June saga, anticipatory for the moment they collide with the infamous Morellis. This reader can’t wait for the forthcoming Tropical Storm.

In love and romance,

Professor A