Friday, September 4, 2020

REVIEW POST~ THE ANTI-BOYFRIEND by Penelope Ward




Title: The Anti-Boyfriend
Author: Penelope Ward
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 31, 2020



Blurb

From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new standalone novel.

At first, my neighbor Deacon frustrated me.

Sure, he was great-looking and friendly.

But our walls were thin, and on occasion, he’d bring women to his place and keep me awake while he “entertained” them.

As a single mother to an infant, I didn’t appreciate it.

So, finally it was my turn.

When my daughter wouldn’t stop wailing one night, Mr. Manwhore came knocking on my door.

Miraculously, at the sound of his voice, Sunny stopped crying. And when he held her…she eventually fell asleep in his arms.

Deacon was rough on the exterior, but apparently on the inside? Mr. Single-and-Ready-to-Mingle was a baby whisperer.

After that night, we became friends.

He’d go for coffee runs. Come over to chat. Normal friend stuff.

But over time, our conversations ran deeper. We got closer.

Until one night we crossed the line.

Our friendship turned into a complicated mess.

I’d gone and fallen for a guy who’d sworn off commitment and kids.

I knew Deacon was starting to care for me too, even though Sunny and I didn’t fit into any plan he’d ever imagined for himself.

He was wrong for me—so wrong that I’d dubbed him the “anti-boyfriend.”

Then why did I wish more than anything that I could be the one woman to change him?







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Review

“You can’t prove yourself with words, only actions.” - I couldn't have said this better myself....


The feels… you will definitely feel it all while reading this book. I laughed while crying, my heart broke and I swooned. When I say you feel it all, you definitely will. Penelope Ward does a wonderful job with a sensitive topic and helps you understand it better and it will help you view things differently, as it did for me. This is definitely one book that will stick with me for a long while. 


Carys is a young, single mom adjusting to life with a baby. An injury caused her to retire early forcing her to reevaluate the future. I was devastated for her, seeing her dreams just disappear as she was getting to her peak. For someone so young, Carys has had to endure a lot. Her ex leaves her pregnant and her mother is not very supportive. She’s had to go at it alone, but that doesn’t stop her from being the best mom out there. I really do admire her strength and tenacity.  Her heart is definitely in the right place. She pushes on no matter what life throws at her. Carys wants what is best for Sunny and she will go to all extremes for it. She knows what she wants in life and goes for it, head on.


Deacon’s the manwhore next door keeping Carys awake at night with his evening activities. As awkward as it is, she finally gets the balls to broach the subject. That talk leads to their unusual friendship. Who says men and women can’t be friends? Deacon is such a sweetheart, his patience with Carys and her daughter. He will bring Carys random coffees and will pick up some things at the store for her, even put some special gifts in there. Their friendship flows so easy and natural, it’s like they’ve known each other for years. The banter between the two is cute and hilarious, no topic is off limits. Deacon proves himself to be the baby whisperer when he can get Sunny to stop crying. Talk about ovaries bursting when Deacon is all about the baby.  I absolutely love the fact that their friendship has evolved over a great period of time. 


Both Deacon and Carys have pasts that cause them both to put up walls. Their friendship is all they can give one another. As hard as they try, their connection and undeniable attraction make it very hard for them to remain platonic. Walls slowly start to fall and they easily transition from friends to something more. We watch their friendship grow and their lives interweave. Just watching Deacon fall in love with Sunny will melt your heart. It takes a strong man to care deeply for another man’s child and he does it flawlessly. We go on the journey with Carys and Deacon as they go through their ups and downs. And boy what a journey it is. Their relationship has definitely not been an easy one. Your heart will drop for a second, as mine did, but will slowly piece back together. When you hit a rough patch and your past comes back to the forefront, everything you have worked towards can all come crashing down. I found myself rooting for both Carys and Deacon till the very end, wanting them both to overcome the obstacles thrown at them. But maybe they were doomed from the beginning? Or will their love prevail?


This is hands down a book you must read. Don’t pass it up or you will regret it, get your copy today. 






Author Bio


Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of contemporary romance.

She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor. Penelope resides in Rhode Island with her husband, son, and beautiful daughter with autism.

With over two million books sold, she is a 21-time New York Times bestseller and the author of over twenty novels. Her books have been translated into over a dozen languages and can be found in bookstores around the world.


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Monday, August 31, 2020

RELEASE BLITZ~ THE ANTI-BOYFRIEND by Penelope Ward

 




Title: The Anti-Boyfriend
Author: Penelope Ward
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 31, 2020



Blurb

From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new standalone novel.

At first, my neighbor Deacon frustrated me.

Sure, he was great-looking and friendly.

But our walls were thin, and on occasion, he’d bring women to his place and keep me awake while he “entertained” them.

As a single mother to an infant, I didn’t appreciate it.

So, finally it was my turn.

When my daughter wouldn’t stop wailing one night, Mr. Manwhore came knocking on my door.

Miraculously, at the sound of his voice, Sunny stopped crying. And when he held her…she eventually fell asleep in his arms.

Deacon was rough on the exterior, but apparently on the inside? Mr. Single-and-Ready-to-Mingle was a baby whisperer.

After that night, we became friends.

He’d go for coffee runs. Come over to chat. Normal friend stuff.

But over time, our conversations ran deeper. We got closer.

Until one night we crossed the line.

Our friendship turned into a complicated mess.

I’d gone and fallen for a guy who’d sworn off commitment and kids.

I knew Deacon was starting to care for me too, even though Sunny and I didn’t fit into any plan he’d ever imagined for himself.

He was wrong for me—so wrong that I’d dubbed him the “anti-boyfriend.”

Then why did I wish more than anything that I could be the one woman to change him?







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Author Bio


Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of contemporary romance.

She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor. Penelope resides in Rhode Island with her husband, son, and beautiful daughter with autism.

With over two million books sold, she is a 21-time New York Times bestseller and the author of over twenty novels. Her books have been translated into over a dozen languages and can be found in bookstores around the world.


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Friday, August 28, 2020

COVER REVEAL - Playing With Fire by L.J. Shen

Playing With Fire, an all-new emotional and raw small town standalone romance from USA Today bestselling author L.J. Shen is coming September 15th and we have the stunning cover!

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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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Monday, July 20, 2020

COVER REVEAL ~ THE ANTI-BOYFRIEND by Penelope Ward




Title: The Anti-Boyfriend
Author: Penelope Ward
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Letitia Hasser, RBA Designs
Photo: Nadia von Scotti
Release Date: August 31, 2020



Blurb

From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new standalone novel.

At first, my neighbor Deacon frustrated me.

Sure, he was great-looking and friendly.

But our walls were thin, and on occasion, he’d bring women to his place and keep me awake while he “entertained” them.

As a single mother to an infant, I didn’t appreciate it.

So, finally it was my turn.

When my daughter wouldn’t stop wailing one night, Mr. Manwhore came knocking on my door.

Miraculously, at the sound of his voice, Sunny stopped crying. And when he held her…she eventually fell asleep in his arms.

Deacon was rough on the exterior, but apparently on the inside? Mr. Single-and-Ready-to-Mingle was a baby whisperer.

After that night, we became friends.

He’d go for coffee runs. Come over to chat. Normal friend stuff.

But over time, our conversations ran deeper. We got closer.

Until one night we crossed the line.

Our friendship turned into a complicated mess.

I’d gone and fallen for a guy who’d sworn off commitment and kids.

I knew Deacon was starting to care for me too, even though Sunny and I didn’t fit into any plan he’d ever imagined for himself.

He was wrong for me—so wrong that I’d dubbed him the “anti-boyfriend.”

Then why did I wish more than anything that I could be the one woman to change him?







Pre-order Links


Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of contemporary romance.

She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor. Penelope resides in Rhode Island with her husband, son, and beautiful daughter with autism.

With over two million books sold, she is a 21-time New York Times bestseller and the author of over twenty novels. Her books have been translated into over a dozen languages and can be found in bookstores around the world.


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Friday, July 17, 2020

TEASER - The One for Me by Corinne Michaels



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REVIEW TOUR ~ THE RIVALS by Vi Keeland




Title: The Rivals
Author: Vi Keeland
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance 
Release Date: July 13, 2020



Blurb

The feud between Weston Lockwood and me started at the altar.
Only neither of us attended the wedding, and the nuptials happened decades before either of us was born.
Our grandfathers had been best friends and business partners, at least up until my grandfather’s wedding day—when his bride-to-be blurted out she couldn’t marry him because she was also in love with Weston‘s grandfather.
The two men spent years fighting over Grace Copeland, who also happened to be their third business partner.  But in the end, neither man could steal half of her heart away from the other.
Eventually, they all went their separate ways.  Our grandfathers married other women, and the two men became one of the biggest business rivals in history.
Our fathers continued the family tradition of feuding.  And then Weston and I did, too.
For the most part, we kept as much distance as possible.
Until the day the woman who started the feud died—and unexpectedly left one of the most valuable hotels in the world to our grandfathers to share.
Now I’m stuck in a hotel with the man I was born to hate, trying to unravel the mess our families inherited.
As usual, it didn’t take long for us to be at each other’s throats.
Weston Lockwood was everything I hated: tall, smart, cocky, and too gorgeous for his own good.  We were fire and ice. 
But that shouldn’t be an issue. Our families were used to being at war. There was just one minor problem, though.   Every time Weston and I fought, we somehow wound up in bed.







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Review

“Bittersweet memories are better than regrets.”

Holy cow! This book.. I’m still processing. I have spent my entire day locked away from the world, holed up in my sunroom devouring this book. My kids had no idea where I ran off to since our sunroom is not really used by anyone. I pulled the one more chapter excuse one too many times today. I did take a break to run an errand and make the family dinner, but there I went back into my own little world. All of a sudden, the end came. Asking me for a favorite book by Vi Keeland is like asking which kid is my favorite. I can’t pick one. It seems as if each new book that she releases becomes better than the last one I would deemed was my favorite. The Rivals will defiantly suck you in from the very beginning. It sure did with me. Hook, line and sinker. I was a goner. I definitely laughed, my heart broke and I fell in love with the characters. Vi has a way of placing me into the story right alongside them. This is definitely an ermines to lovers book you don't want to miss out on.

Weston and Sophia have known each other their entire lives, but I wouldn’t call them friends. In fact, their families are enemies which automatically makes them enemies. Their grandfathers were best friends and business partners long before they were born, but that all went crashing down due to a woman. Grace Copeland to be exact. Once best friends, now rival enemies. The feud continued with their sons and now their grandchildren Weston and Grace. Weston and Grace have crossed paths throughout the years but they haven’t really ran in the same circles. After many years they cross paths once again on a plane headed to NYC. But that wouldn’t be the last they will see of each other. As it turns out, the late Grace Copeland left the hotel, The Countess to both their families.  Enemies or not, Weston and Grace must work closely together to get their affairs of the hotel in order. 

I definitely loved Sophia. Her strength and how she doesn’t take any crap from anyone. She definitely gives Weston a run for his money that is for sure. Growing up, she never experienced love from her father. She never felt important to him and she is always having to prove herself to him. Prove that a woman can be in a field with men. I hated her father while reading this story, treating her like someone he can just push around. I was kind of hoping to see him crumble at some point but that’s just me getting ahead of myself. LOL Sophia has gone through so much in so little time, but it has only made her stronger. The past causes her not to trust so easily, to question everything, like waiting for that shoe to drop. But that doesn’t stop her from giving everything she does her all. Sophia’s best friend dubbed family, Scarlett is hilarious. She definitely got Sophia’s back no matter what. She’s more family than her true family. 

Weston of course comes off as the notorious cocky bastard. Charming as hell, good looking, rich and can get anything he truly wants. Which is all true, until Sophia enters the picture and starts peeling the layers off we get to know who Weston truly is. And let me tell you I swooned over him. I won’t deny he is cocky as hell attitude but there is so much sadness inside of him. So much guilt. He too hasn’t been shown enough love growing up.  The one person he truly cared about isn’t here anymore. The one person he was made to protect and he failed. That’s when his life went spiraling and made some big mistakes he will live to regret. My heart broke for Weston when I found out the feelings he has been harboring. Only if he had that one lifeline to help him through it all. He really is a big softy on the inside and one is able to experience this side of him. Mr. Thorne is a big presence in his life and seems to be the only one who has his back. Weston is just a lost soul trying to find his place in life. 

The chemistry between Sophia and Weston is WOW… combustable. Sophia tried her damndest to stay away but they have such a magnetic pull that has a mind of its own.  They’re like oil and water but then they get together? I’ll admit it’s hot as hell, you are going to need some moments to fan yourself and cool down. The first time wasn’t meant to happen, it was a mistake that they all tried to forget. It seemed to be fueled by anger and hate, and by golly, hate sex seems to be the thing. It was supposed to only be one time. But one time leads to many more times and to a point where they can’t shake each other. Weston is definitely a different person when he is with Sophia. He hasn’t had to put anyone before himself in a long time, but he does it so naturally with Sophia. Slowly their working relationship progresses as well as the personal one they have started to develop. They’re getting too caught up in their happy bubble that feelings are starting to form. But as their business deal comes to a close, stakes between their family will rise. Their families will ask them to betray the other for the sake of saving their family’s appearance. 

“You know what obstacles are?” “What?” “They’re tests to see if you deserve to win.”

What will happen when you put everything on the line? When betrayal sets in so deep? Will they choose each other or will they be loyal to their families? Is this something that they can recover from or where they doomed from the beginning? Maybe they were just meant to be rivals, just like they started. Or maybe they will be able to put the rivalry behind them and come full circle? 


I definitely did not want this story to end. I wanted it to go on forever and ever. You will need to get your copy to see what happens. 








Author Bio


Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over a hundred Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twenty-five languages. 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.


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