TOP 5 SPORTS ROMANCE


If there's one trope I can never read too much of it's sports romances, which is ironic because I don't do sports nor like them irl. But I do LOVE them in books and this year I've been blessed with so many good ones! These are my top five but there were so many other really good ones.

Here they are (in no particular order):


JOCK ROW
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LONG SHOT
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CENTER OF GRAVITY
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SHAMELESS KING
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I DARE YOU
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TOP THREE DUETS 2018

THE PERFECT DUET

The Leftside of Perfect (Book 1) 

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The Rightside of Forever (Book 2) 

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BEAUTIFUL HEARTS DUET

 Bring Down the Stars (Book 1) - Review

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Long Live the Beautiful Hearts (Book 2) - Review


TRUTH AND LIES DUET

It Started with a Lie (Book 1) - Review

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It Ended with the Truth (Book 2) - Review

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Mini review: Late Night Kisses, Whitney G.

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Late Night Kisses, an all new Holiday romance by New York Times Bestselling author Whitney G. is available now!
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The Official Recipe for Nathan Benson:
2 cups cockiness
1 mouth that's far sexier when it's shut
1 huge ego that can't fit in the damn mixer
1 BIG, HARD co—Well, you get the picture…
As a professional baker, I can tell exactly what a man is made of the moment he walks through my shop’s frosted glass doors.
So, the moment Nathan Benson showed up over half an hour late to our blind date (with no explanation), caught the gaze of every woman in the diner with his panty-wetting smile, and said, "I personally don't think we should waste any more of our time sitting here talking," after only five minutes of conversation, I knew he was one of the rudest concoctions ever created.
I also knew there was no way in hell I was going to see him again.
Or, so I thought.
Days after I abandoned him on our first date, he tracked me down with one hell of a way to get me to agree to a second one. (And a third, and a fourth.)
I swear if it weren't for the fact that I was being blackmailed by the sexiest man I've ever met, I would've reported him to the authorities a long time ago.
Then again, holding out for a few late night kisses (and maybe a bit more) from his mouth of perfection may not be a complete recipe for disaster after all...
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Review
OMG this novella was so steamy and fun. Picture the best Whitney book - enemies to lovers, sexiness, fun, sweet - now add all the christmas cheer and a fun cook book. Honestly I think those recipe names were my favorite thing! So hilarious and fitting. Her grandma must have been an awesome woman.
And then there was Nathan in his sexy uniform, his arrogance and cockiness... so damn hot! 
If you have enjoy a Whitney G. book, then this is one you need in your life + it's perfect to curl up in front of the fire place and read it.
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About the Whitney G.:
Whitney G. is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author. Her books have been published in twelve languages.
Whenever she's not penning a new novel, you can find her blogging about self-publishing at The Indie Tea, drinking hot coffee, or traveling the world in sweater boots.

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Review: Hoops Holiday, Kennedy Ryan

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HOOPS Holiday, a Christmas bundle featuring all-new, never-before-published content by Kennedy Ryan, is available now!

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MacKenzie Decker was a question Avery never got to ask, much less answer.
They met when she was a young reporter fueled by ambition, and the ink on Deck's first NBA contract was barely dry. Years later, they've climbed so high and lost so much, but one thing hasn't changed. The attraction that simmered between them in a locker room before is still there. With success like theirs, everything has been possible . . .
except them.
But that was then.
The only question is...what about now?
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REVIEW
 Rate: 5/ 5 stars

I was so excited for this. Not only did I get to experience Avery and Deck once again in all their glory but I was so looking forward to more August and Jared, ahhh!

I wasn't expecting a novella, a freaking novella to put my emotions through the ringer but boy did it do just that. It's just a little novella but boy does Kennedy Ryan bring the usual feels and sexiness to it like usual. This was a second time read but it hit me just as much as the first time around.

Kennedy brought it once again and truly amazed me with the emotion, passion and angst in this one. I'm glad, I really am. If everything she writes is always like what I've read so far, I'm gonna love her books for the rest of my life. She amazes me every single time, with every single read, old or new.

Avery and Decker had an amazing, beautiful and heart-wrenching story and I wholeheartedly enjoyed every single word of it. And I loved that we got more from some of my favorites characters this year. I had missed me some #Janner.
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** Hoops Holiday consists of FULL-COURT PRESS, a HOOPS novella originally published in the TEAM PLAYER Anthology. It has been expanded with all-new, never before published content & epilogue.
It also includes Christmas-themed bonus material for LONG SHOT (Iris & August) and BLOCK SHOT (Banner & Jared).
*All HOOPS Stories are standalone, and can be enjoyed individually or in order.

Excerpt:


Soft and fresh like petals.

I’m a jock. Not a dumb one, but a jock nonetheless. I don’t describe a woman’s lips as soft and fresh or compare a kiss to flowers. Besides the few years I was married to Tara, if it opened its legs and said yes or please, I fucked it. I always rushed it. A man’s got needs, but I got in and I got out. This woman, this kiss, I have to savor. I’d be a fool not to. It’s a first kiss. I understand the difference now between the first time you kiss someone, and a first kiss. This is a discovery of tongues and lips and heat. An introduction of our souls, if that doesn’t sound too pussy-ish. It’s how I feel, though. Like as our lips brush back and forth, as our tongues tangle, as I taste her, mouthful by delicious mouthful, I’m learning her secrets. I’m telling her mine. My hand slides from the door to flatten into the warmth of her back through the silk blouse, bringing her incrementally closer. The air shifts and takes the shape of lust; assumes the form of want. The sound of her moaning, the slight lift and fall of her breasts against my chest, testifies that she feels it, too.

The elevator dings, and our bodies go still even as we keep exchanging breaths and heartbeats through our clothes; even though my mouth is still poised above hers. I have her against the door, and every curve of her body is impressing itself on me, making sure I’ll never forget how right we fit together. I look over my shoulder toward the elevator. The doors open, but no one gets off. That interruption was enough to bring her back to her senses, though. God knows I can’t find mine.

“Um . . . you should go,” she whispers, a muscle rippling along the smooth line of her jaw.

I bend to breathe over her mouth, so she can taste our kisses lingering on my lips. “Or you could invite me in.”

Her scent and the warmth of her body take my senses hostage. I smell her and want to kiss her again so badly it stings my taste buds. Her eyes already regret the last few moments I thought were so perfect. I can’t calm my emotions or my body that quickly.

“You don’t want to come in, Deck.”

“I assure you I do.”

A short laugh, deceptively light, breezes past her lips. She glances down to the floor and shakes her head.

“I’d make the worst one-night stand ever,” she says.

“One-night stand?” I take her chin in hand and lift, forcing her to look at me. “I’ve waited a long time for this path to be clear. No conflict of interest. No other people standing in our way. I don’t know exactly what I want, Avery, but it’s damn sure more than one night.”



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ANY Signed HOOPS Novel signed paperback!
Want more from Kennedy? Love audiobooks?
Listen to her audio-first story SWIPE for FREE on the Read Me Romance podcast!
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Swipe is available NOW exclusively on Read Me Romance!
Listen here:
On May 2nd, an EXPANDED e-book version of SWIPE will be released!
Pre-Order on Apple Books, Kobo & B&N:
Sign up here to be notified as soon as it’s live on Amazon:
Coming March 2019!
Add HOOK SHOT, Hoops 3, to Goodreads: http://bit.ly/KeLoGoodreads


About Kennedy


A Top 30 Amazon Bestseller, Kennedy Ryan writes about women from all walks of life, empowering them and placing them firmly at the center of each story and in charge of their own destinies. Her heroes respect, cherish and lose their minds for the women who capture their hearts.



She is a wife to her lifetime lover and mother to an extraordinary son. She has always leveraged her journalism background to write for charity and non-profit organizations, but enjoys writing to raise Autism awareness most. A contributor for Modern Mom Magazine and Frolic, Kennedy’s writings have appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul, USA Today and many others. The founder and executive director of a foundation serving Atlanta Autism families, she has appeared on Headline News, Montel Williams, NPR and other media outlets as an advocate for families living with autism.

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Cover Reveal: Ruthless King, Maya Hughes

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Title: Ruthless King


Author: Maya Hughes


Genre: New Adult Romance


Cover Design: Najla Qamber, Qamber Designs


Release Date: January 10, 2019




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My dick never got me in half as much trouble as my heart...


We were high school sweethearts. I was head over heels for her and no one could tell me we weren’t going to last forever. College? Going pro? My family’s money? None of it mattered. She was all I needed.


Then she ripped my heart out. But I’m not going to let that happen again.


She’s back. Invading my life and acting like she was the wronged one. The pain is still there, but I can’t keep my eyes off her. I can’t stop thinking about her and how much was left unsaid between us. Being this close is making me question everything I thought I knew about her.


This time everything will be on my terms. Everything…




Author Bio

Maya Hughes can often be found sneaking in another chapter while hiding in the bathroom from her kids! :-) I’m a romance writer who loves taking inspiration from everyday life, namely my husband and biggest fan. Inspiration also strikes when I hear a song, meet someone new or daydream while at soccer practice.

I’m the mom of three little ones, the wife to an amazing husband and also work full time. Some of my favorite things are cinnamon rolls, white wine, laughing until I can’t breathe and traveling with my family.



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Out now: Hoops Holiday, Kennedy Ryan

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HOOPS Holiday, a Christmas bundle featuring all-new, never-before-published content by Kennedy Ryan, is available now!

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MacKenzie Decker was a question Avery never got to ask, much less answer.
They met when she was a young reporter fueled by ambition, and the ink on Deck's first NBA contract was barely dry. Years later, they've climbed so high and lost so much, but one thing hasn't changed. The attraction that simmered between them in a locker room before is still there. With success like theirs, everything has been possible . . .
except them.
But that was then.
The only question is...what about now?
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Grab your copy today for only 99¢ or read FREE in Kindle Unlimited!
Add HOOPS Holiday to Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2EU5RVg
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** Hoops Holiday consists of FULL-COURT PRESS, a HOOPS novella originally published in the TEAM PLAYER Anthology. It has been expanded with all-new, never before published content & epilogue.
It also includes Christmas-themed bonus material for LONG SHOT (Iris & August) and BLOCK SHOT (Banner & Jared).
*All HOOPS Stories are standalone, and can be enjoyed individually or in order.
Catch up on the other HOOPS novels:
Add HOOPS Holiday to Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2EU5RVg
ENTER THE RELEASE GIVEAWAY!
ANY Signed HOOPS Novel signed paperback!

Want more from Kennedy? Love audiobooks?

Listen to her audio-first story SWIPE for FREE on the Read Me Romance podcast!

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Swipe is available NOW exclusively on Read Me Romance!
Listen here:
On May 2nd, an EXPANDED e-book version of SWIPE will be released!
Pre-Order on Apple Books, Kobo & B&N:
Sign up here to be notified as soon as it’s live on Amazon:
Coming March 2019!
Add HOOK SHOT, Hoops 3, to Goodreads: http://bit.ly/KeLoGoodreads


About Kennedy
A Top 30 Amazon Bestseller, Kennedy Ryan writes about women from all walks of life, empowering them and placing them firmly at the center of each story and in charge of their own destinies. Her heroes respect, cherish and lose their minds for the women who capture their hearts.



She is a wife to her lifetime lover and mother to an extraordinary son. She has always leveraged her journalism background to write for charity and non-profit organizations, but enjoys writing to raise Autism awareness most. A contributor for Modern Mom Magazine and Frolic, Kennedy’s writings have appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul, USA Today and many others. The founder and executive director of a foundation serving Atlanta Autism families, she has appeared on Headline News, Montel Williams, NPR and other media outlets as an advocate for families living with autism.

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Connect with Kennedy
Never Miss A Release! Follow Kennedy on BookBub: bookbub.com/authors/kennedy-ryan
New Release Txt: http://bit.ly/KennText
Subscribe to Mailing List: http://bit.ly/2QjisCW





Review: Side Hustle, Emily Goodwin

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From New York Times bestselling author Emily Goodwin comes a sexy standalone romance about a single dad who has sworn off women and the nanny who is faced with the biggest con she has ever pulled, not falling in love.
Side Hustle by Emily Goodwin is live!
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When Scarlet Cooper takes a new job as a nanny, she assumes she’s going to work for the rich couple who hired her. But instead of pulling up to their million-dollar estate, she finds herself on the front porch of a humble farmhouse, looking into the eyes of dark and brooding single dad, Weston Dawson.
It’s bad enough that Weston doesn’t have a fortune to charm out of him, but he’s also a cop. After marrying his high school sweetheart only to have her up and leave weeks after their baby was born, Weston has sworn off women for life. All that matters now is taking care of his son, Jackson.
If anyone can break down the tough exterior of the former soldier, it’s Scarlet. But just when she’s close to getting exactly what she wants, she’s faced with a whole new challenge, which just might be the biggest con she’s ever pulled: pretending she doesn’t love him.
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Review

Emily did it again! Boy do I love the Dawson gene, not only did I completely swoon over Weston but Jackson completely stole my heart, that kid omg!! He is so special. He and his daddy are the perfect little duo and honestly, there is just no way anyone is able to be around them and not fall madly in love with them both.Well... there is one person but she's wacko so it's explained. 

I'd been so excited for this book since Quinn's duet ended and it did not disappoint one bit, it was actually way better than I had expected. Not only was it amazing to get to know Weston and have more of Jackson's sweetness but we also got to know more of the Dawson twins and their potential love interests. I'm so beyond excited and anxious for all the Dawson books to come. 

But getting back to the one at hand... with Weston being a cop, the sweet and good guy, it is Scarlett that plays the bad girl in this one.Except she isn't really a bad girl; she was forced to do illegal things in order to survive and take care of her screw-up family but deep down her heart is in the right place. And as soon as she meets the Dawson's, she sees that she doesn't have to keep living like she has been until that point, she can leave that person behind and be the Scarlett she always wanted to be. She finds the home and family she always wanted in the Dawson family but her past follows her and so does Weston's and when the two meet... well things might blow up in all their faces and ruin the perfect happy family these 3 are. 

I swooned so hard during this book. Weston was so romantic, and sexy oh lord when that man decided to go for it... lordie. Weston and Scarlett's chemistry sparked right from the moment they layed eyes on each other and it only grew from there. The connection they had was impossible to deny, and boy those netflix sessions had me burning up too. And all those moments under the stars had my heart going - in all the fanfics/little stories I've ever written, I write a similiar scene, so seeing that in this book made me so happy, specially with these two. Weston and Scarlett were perfect for each other and Scarlett fit so well in the family, and was the greatest mother figure for Jackson. Their relationship was so cute. I loved their little moments. 

Side Hustle was one of the best nanny romances I have ever read and I loved it beyond words. Give me all the Dawson books!! I cannot wait to see what Emily comes up with next!



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About Emily:
Emily Goodwin is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of over a dozen of romantic titles. Emily writes the kind of books she likes to read, and is a sucker for a swoon-worthy bad boy and happily ever afters.
She lives in the midwest with her husband and two daughters. When she's not writing, you can find her riding her horses, hiking, reading, or drinking wine with friends.
Emily is represented by Julie Gwinn of the Seymour Agency.


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Review: Rock Rebel, Tara Leigh

Rock Rebel is now available!


 “Tara Leigh has written her best Nothing But Trouble Book with Rock Rebel.

~Musings of the Modern Belle


SYNOPSIS
He's a rock star with a secret, she's a pop princess with a painful past - can their forbidden romance survive, or will their lies destroy them both?
I've earned my bad reputation.
A few years ago, I was New York City's hottest classical music prodigy. But I wanted something else, something more. So I chased my real dream, and now... I'm rock royalty. Dax Hughes, lead guitarist of Nothing but Trouble. But to my family and former Juilliard classmates, I'm an outcast. A misfit. A rebel.
They're not entirely wrong. I don't give a damn what other people think, and I'm all for breaking the rules... except when it comes to our new opening act, Verity Moore.
Rock gods don't tour with pop princesses.
It's not personal. Actually, under that fallen diva reputation, Verity's incredibly talented. And her fiery redheaded personality is... intriguing. But I'm convinced the skeletons in Verity's closet are as scandalous as my own, and when we're not sparring, she has a way of drawing out all those secrets I'm determined to keep hidden.
Yeah. Verity Moore is definitely off-limits . . .
But since when do I give a damn about the rules?

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I'm going to be very honest with you all... this book was my favorite by Tara Leigh, and believe me when I say that  I loved them all very dearly but there is just something about Dax and Verity that won me over from the start. They were both broken souls trying to make it in a world full of grenades. They each had their own secrets and a past that had broken their hearts and closed them both to the idea of love with someone from the industry or even at all.

Dax was the perfect rockstar hiding his pain behind this persona and vouching to never be envolved with someone in the music biz that is until the princess comes back, Verity Moore and she rocks him to his core at first glance and with every piece of her she gives him, he falls more and more. Verity never had it is easy, she has grown up forced to be someone other than who she really is, forced to do things she wouldn't have if she had another choice. But she is a phoenix rising from her ashes and she's back to make a name for herself the way she wants, and to get her revenge on those who took advantage of her. All the while with Dax by her side, helping her with her problems and her carreer and the music they make together brings them even closer.

Guys, seriously this book was amazing. For me, Tara Leigh just gets better and better with each release and this one really toped them all. I loved it to bits. Dax is my new favorite NBT member and I'm not sure anyone can steal his spot in my heart. And I also have so much love for Verity and how she rose from the ashes and put those who hurt her where they belong. You go girl! These two are both very special and I feel like their story is one that will stay with me forever.





ABOUT TARA LEIGH
Tara Leigh is a multi-published author of steamy contemporary romance. A former banker on Wall Street, she graduated from Washington University and holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, but she much prefers spending her days with fictional boyfriends than analyzing financial spreadsheets. Tara currently lives in Fairfield County, Connecticut with her husband, children, and fur-baby, Pixie. She is represented by Jessica Alvarez, of Bookends Literary Agency.
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