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Book Review: ‘Troublemaker’ by Katie McCoy

Title: Troublemaker (Rascals Book 5)

Published: 10th December 2018

Author: Katie McCoy

Facebook: www.facebook.com/katiemccoyauthor



Five guys. One bar. And a whole heap of sexy trouble…

Dante Delgado is arrogant, mysterious… and sexy as hell. He’s also my brother’s best friend, which makes him seriously off-limits — until one of our infuriating fights turns into a steamy make-out session.

Now, all bets are off.

I know he’s trouble, but I can’t stay away. The chemistry between us is burning out of control, but Dante’s hiding something behind that bad boy smile, and his secrets could destroy us both.

Am I heading straight for heartbreak? Or can this troublemaker open his heart for the right woman?

Find out in the sizzling conclusion to the Rascals series!

#1 Rascal
#2 Wingman
#3 Heartbreaker
#4 Soulmate
#5 Troublemaker



Goes down as another off my 2019 Bookworm Bingo Challenge – A book with a one word title.

So we finally get the story that has been hinted at right from the start. You could see a mile off that Hayley was into Dante but he always kept everything so close to his chest that you could never be sure what he was thinking. Something that Hayley is adamant is about to change after getting a taste of what she has been dreaming about.

Hayley might be casually seeing Mike but it really isn’t going to go anywhere. He is the type of boyfriend her parents want for her but not really someone who she thinks she should be with. His kisses are nice but she wants spectacular – mainly she wants Dante as she’s sure his kisses are going to be in the spectacular spectram. The fact her words are soon to be ‘from the most epic, sexy, explosive kiss in my life’ you’d say yes to that. She’s wanted him forever and it seems the feelings mutual, so what’s holding him back.

Dante is our man of mystery that she really wants to solve. Her thoughts always seem to go to naughty places when she sees him. Well right before she wants to hit him over the head for being his normal asshole self. Now it seems said mystery man holds a poker game for a select few, not completely on the up and up though. So when Hayley walks in with her date Mike he’s none too happy she’s there. Unless he wants a scene though she’s staying to get some answers. In the end she just gets kissed the lovely hell out of which leads to more questions running round her head, mainly to him ghosting her for a while after the fact.

Dante has a reason for everything but he keeps it all close to his chest. Good intentions and motives to help others but he doesn’t always act the part. He helps out at his old gym with mentor Bull. As he’s getting on in years Dante wants to continue his work at the gym with young kids that are like he was at that age – angry with the world and needing some guidance, discipline, stability and support. Bull’s still good to give Dante advice to get his head on straight it’s just a shame it didn’t work with his foster brother Nicky. He was in and out of foster care, like Dante, but always has a way to find trouble, blaming Dante for all of it too. It’s this trouble that Dante thinks he has which makes him think that he doesn’t deserve someone like Hayley as she’s too good for him. That is about to change though if she’s got anything to do with it.

These two getting together was never going to be straight-forward, they were going to have some fun, or maybe chaos, along the way. Its like they are feeling each other out to see what next step should – more him than her – when really they want to just pounce on each other. She just needs to find a way to spend more time together – self defence training anyone? Getting all hot and sweaty in the gym is sure to lead to getting hot and sweaty somewhere else right? Though I’d say it might have more to do with a certain little black dress she wears just for him. One Dante is dying to rip off her – well unless she beats him to it. Let’s just say she won’t look at a poker table the same way ever again.

On a lighter note it turns out that Hayley is now the lead singer of a band called Purple Sunday. When she decides to make the next move and ask him on a date she gets him to meet her at their first gig. Its like she wanted something to connect them together with no-one else involved. I also liked that when she finally needed to talk to someone about Dante she picked Juliet. Funny for her as she always thought something was going on between them. To quote ‘You guys are always staring at each other.’

Their group get together’s just get more fun with each book. The rest of the couples together for a movie night where Dante and Hayley have to pretend they haven’t seen each other naked. That sounds like fun. More so when hot texts turn into sneaking away for a stolen moment where anyone could walk in, talk about heat rising. Yeah they weren’t going to stay long when they really needed to be alone together. Hot as hell comes to mind and with each encounter they just burn hotter.

Funny how its Dante that wants to tell Emerson and the others about them first, doesn’t want to lie and hide. Hayley knows how protective they all are and how they will butt in so wants it just between them for a little while. Fall out won’t be good though. The women will be all for it as they’ve figured out the chemistry long ago, the guys are just all oblivious. How long can they stay in their heated inferno before someone gets burnt?

Loved how all the couples are interlinked in each story. Emerson and Alex, Chase and Kelsey, Liam and Juliet, and Sawyer and Gabi. Took Dante and Hayley a little longer than most but worth the wait. Now that’s the way to make a good apology. Swoon worthy is all I’ll say. Seems these five rascals got more than they bargained for when they opened the bar. One by one taken down by love and, in the end, none of them minding in the slightest.

Great series from start to finish, lots of interesting, unique characters and couple pairings throughout. Also love how each series has a few characters that cross over into each other. Lets see what series comes next.

5 out of 5 stars

I received this ARC from the author for my honest review.


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Book Review: ‘The Girl of His Dreams’ by Janet Nissenson

Title: The Girl of His Dreams (Bachelor Book1)

Published: 21st May 2018

Publisher: BookBaby

Author: Janet Nissenson

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He was convinced he’d be a bachelor for life. And then he met the girl of his dreams.

Jordan Reeves has fully embraced the carefree, uncomplicated bachelor life, figuring that the poor example he’d been provided by his parents of so-called marital bliss was reason enough to remain single. He’s more than content to date one woman after another and never even consider settling down, especially since the only female who’s ever seriously caught his attention belongs to another man.

But during a vacation in Hawaii, Jordan unexpectedly meets a woman who could very easily change his mind about the joys of bachelorhood. Aubrey Larson is young, gorgeous, fun-loving, and has a wicked sense of humor to match his own. She’s also a dead ringer for the woman Jordan’s had an admitted crush on for the past few years, enough to be mistaken for her twin.

Aubrey recognizes the handsome Doctor Reeves as a player of epic proportions the first time they meet, but even her usual disdain for that type of male can’t diminish the overwhelming attraction she feels for him. But as their relationship deepens, Aubrey has no idea that becoming involved with Jordan will lead to a startling discovery about her own past, and cause her to question his true feelings for her.



Goes down as another off my 2019 Bookworm Bingo Challenge – A book set somewhere you have travelled to. That being San Francisco a few years back which I loved.

Jordan is an OB/GYN who has a bit of an unhealthy infatuation with one of his patients, Tessa. Not good when she has just had her second child with her husband Ian Gregson – sorry mate but she is not even going to glance your way as we all know they are the perfect couple (from the book Splendor which I really loved, if you haven’t read check it out). Jordan’s good friends with Ian too, as they seemed to go to the same type of swanky functions, so all round it is a bit of a mess.

He is a bachelor supreme along with his mates Max and Finn who are all players to the ninth degree. Max seems nice enough so far but Finn is quite obnoxious. Their plan to help Jordan get over said infatuation is to take a holiday to Hawaii. They are thinking sun, sea and sex. Not necessarily in that order. It might help but he is starting to get tired of the game. That said the thought of long term almost gives him a panic attack. He might change his mind after two weeks in paradise.

When perusing the beach for possible bedmates Jordan has to do a double take when a new contender comes out of the water. Tessa 2.0 in looks so you know who he will pick. Yeah you know this is going to get messy. Loved that his ‘you’re my dream girl’ pick up line crashed and burned, well to start with anyway. Persistence is key with how he works to charm Aubrey into having lunch with him; can that charm work on dinner too?

Aubrey’s worked on the island for year and a half as a tour operator but her contract is soon to be up. After a great lunch and pending dinner date you can see her start to second-guess her decision. Well that’s something her two friends aren’t likely to let her get away with. She might want to cancel but they out-maneuver her by hiding her phone. Date with the hot doctor here we come.

The only problem with this date is that to begin with Jordan keeps thinking in lines of how similar she is to Tessa in looks. Personality wise they are completely different but looks they could be twins. The age difference between them is also playing on his mind. He might have ribbed Ian for the 15years between him and Tessa but there are 14 between him and Aubrey – 25 to his 39. Copycat romance might be on the cards?

Jordan might start out thinking he needs to spoil her but all she wants is him and not the flashy gifts or meals, showing the connection between them is strong. With him being a ladies man he is very experienced in the bedroom but even he was close to losing his mind when she got her hands on him. Explosive match that are surely to burn hotter the more time they spend together. Aubrey just has to push to the back of her mind about ‘how’ he would have gotten so good over the years. Either way it’s going to be two weeks in paradise where the heat is surely to be rising with these two. But what happens when he wants to continue off the island back home in San Francisco. With the ever-high chance of bumping into Tessa, or Ian for that matter, growing by the day can they hold on to paradise or will it burst around them?

I did like this start to the new series but not quite as much as the Inevitable one. I think it’s because it took me longer to like Jordan. Got my back up that he would even think he had a chance with Tessa. Crush from afar but because I loved her and Ian’s story so much I was already hating on him a bit. He does redeem himself with Aubrey after he realises that their looks are the only thing that’s the same. Also that after spending a short time with her Tessa was out of his mind. His and Aubrey’s connection from then on was magnetic. Aside from mind-blowing sex he could be quite the romantic. Drawn to each other more than they would have thought. Which is why they try to take their island bubble romance to the mainland. Ticking time bomb to find out why they look so similar and why he kept it from them. When the bubble bursts can he fix it?

Now I’m not overly keen on Finn at the moment so a bit unsure of how his book will play out but interesting to see how his priorities might change. Max is a mystery that needs looking into though.

Loved that we got to see Ian and Tessa again and that they have two little kiddies now. Amazing family unit and great couple. Aubrey is right about feeling an electric energy around them because if you’ve read Splendor (which you should as it’s great) you will know full well just what they get up to behind closed doors.

Not quite Inevitable standard because I absolutely loved all the characters in that series but not too far off. His ‘dream girl’ come to life.

4 out of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book from the author for my honest review.

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Book Review: ‘Mr Casanova’ by Lila Monroe

Title: Mr Casanova (Billionaire Bachelors Book 5)

Published: 29th October 2018

Publisher: Lila Monroe Books

Author: Lila Monroe

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Twitters: @lilawrites

Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/author/show/7109533.Lila_Monroe

Amazon Page: www.amazon.com/Lila-Monroe/e/B00SRZKWN0



Fall in love with the new hot and hilarious romantic comedy from USA Today bestselling author, Lila Monroe!

Dashing TV star Luke Rafferty is Hollywood’s newest bad boy… at least, according to the tabloids. He’s been steaming up the screens as Dr. Casanova for ten years, but thanks to his ex-wife, some tricky contract negotiations, and that incident with the stethoscope (don’t ask), he’s suddenly on an extended vacation – with his heartthrob career on the line.

Enter Stella Hartwick.

A Hamptons local, she’s trying to get her home renovation company off the ground; winning the job for Luke’s new beachfront retreat would be her big break. And when she just happens to overhear his agent suggesting a fake relationship to give his reputation a swoon-worthy makeover, Stella sees the perfect solution to both their problems.

What’s a little fake smooching between friend(ly professionals)?

Stella is determined to keep her eyes on the prize renovation and her hands OFF the hunky actor wandering shirtless through her construction site. But Luke has other ideas. Midnight skinny-dipping ideas.

If only he wasn’t so heart-stompingly, panty-twistingly handsome…

Soon, sparks are flying, and they’re both forgetting their kisses are just for show. But can this fake relationship weather a very real tabloid storm? Or will past betrayals and the Hollywood spotlight drive them apart before their romance has even begun?



Goes down as another off my 2019 Bookworm Bingo Challenge – A book from a ‘one click buy’ author. What is it about going out on boat trips and getting stuck on islands? Sure leads to fun times to be had in the sun. If you are looking for fun, flirty, hot reads then this is the author for you.

So it seems that when someone needs a little helping hand in the ‘fake’ relationship area for good publicity Olivia always seems to be in just the right place at the right time. Case in point with how she meets Stella through some friends while visiting the Hamptons and suggests that she could help her out financially if she wished. She might say no at the time but the offer seemed to stick in her mind and made her suggest something she wouldn’t have thought when going in to bid on a new house renovation project.

Stella has her own contracting business to renovate houses but seems to be constantly outbid on projects. Wouldn’t be so bad if the person was actually good at what they did or that they were her cheating ex fiancé. She originally started a company with her ex – but after finding his head between another woman’s legs – that fell apart as well as their relationship. She now has her own business, Hartwick Constructions, but is having trouble getting steady work. The latest dream job project she is really gunning for is the Sandy Lane house; she just has to convince the new owner that she is the person for the job. That is if she can stop drooling over him first.

Luke is in a bit of hot water publicity wise with all the fake stories his ex wife Avery is spreading. His role as Dr Casanova in a TV series called Heartbreak Hospital is the main area that has been hit. The papers report he went off the deep end after his divorce from Avery but as we know with would be clients of the Agency not everything is as it seems. His manager Quinn wants him to set up a meeting to help with his image by way of a fake relationship but he is reluctant to agree.

This conversation just happens to be over heard by Stella. Who after picking her jaw off the floor when she realises Luke, aka Dr Casanova himself, is even sexier off the screen. Sees that they could help each other out in another quid pro quo situation. She could be the pretend girlfriend to make him seem reformed in the public eye with a sweet new love interest and in return her firm could handle the renovation. A contract to dream about, the house not the man of course – well that’s what she keeps telling herself anyway.

With these books it always comes down to the first ‘pretend’ kiss. That first small spark that ignites something neither were expecting but both soon start to really want. Mixing business and pleasure is most definitely on the cards from that point onwards. But with him being an actor is it all real or fake? Something I’m sure will be running through Stella’s head at times.

The tension and chemistry between them started slower, as this was all happening while Stella was renovating the house. It was there just below the surface waiting to be pulled forward. They seem electric when they are close to each other, drawn together like magnets. They just have to be careful of what, or who, might pull them apart.

The difference this time with the couple involved is that the press is going to follow their ‘love story’ at every opportunity. Is Stella going to be able to cope with the stories told? I have a feeling that not all will be good ones – or even real ones – when ex’s are involved. The thing is Luke knows to take those stories with a pinch of salt but can’t seem to do it. Sees red and then turns into an asshole. He needs to do a big gesture to fix the mess he’s created. If his bachelor friend Fitz and sister Zoey can see things clearly why can’t he? Words of wisdom need to be listened to.

Now Fitz is going to be an interesting one to follow next. All this time it seemed that The Agency only helped men but it does have some female clients too. Seems Fitz might be about to change his mind about signing up.

Another fun, heated read with interesting characters that all interlink in different ways. What’s not to love? I’d expect nothing less from Lila Monroe’s books.

5 out of 5 stars

I received a copy of this ARC from the author for my honest review.

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Release Tour: ‘Let Me Love You’ by M.K. Moore


JCR Guest Post: LET ME LOVE YOU by M.K. Moore

Romance author Mallory Greer didn’t know what she was getting herself into when she let her best friend’s brother move into her spare room. Malachi Goranson expected that adjusting to civilian life would be difficult, but letting the woman of his dreams love him was the easy part. Fans of best friend’s sibling romance will enjoy this quick and fun read. The second book in the highly anticipated 425 Madison series is now live! Read LET ME LOVE YOU by M.K. Moore today.
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About Let Me Love You





My professional life has taken off. Now if I could get a personal one, that would be great. He is so amazing. Good looking, smart, and everything I ever wanted. Why won’t he let me love him?


Coming home from a life of service is hard. It’s even harder when you’re injured.

Why did she have to be so beautiful? She is everything I never knew I wanted. Letting her love me was the easy part.

Don’t let the title fool you, this book is full of all the MK Moore yumminess that you can handle. As always, you can expect a safe and steamy happily ever after.

After all, 425 Madison Avenue is the perfect place to fall in love.

*Each story is completely standalone.


Exclusive Excerpt 
Copyright @ MK Moore 2019


I laugh. “Whatever you want Mallory. Whatever you want,” I say, barely holding it together.

“Challenge accepted,” she says grinning. This gives me a perfect view of her straight white teeth. Fuck, even those are pretty. God, who thinks teeth are pretty besides dentists? She puts on the first season of a show. A few hours and several episodes later, I’m hooked. It’s hilarious.

“What is this?” I ask. I get really into the show, but every so often, I look over at Mallory and stare at her. Thankfully, she doesn’t see me. I am sure I look like a fucking creeper.

“The British version of The Office. I’ve seen the American one, but I think this one is funnier.”

“Don’t you need to write?” I ask. She smiles brightly and her brown eyes shine with it.

“You know about that, huh?”

“Margo told me,” I say, laughing.

“Oh Lordy, I can just imagine what she said. I do need to write, but I’m having a better time with you,” she says, smiling yet again. I can’t help smiling as well.

“Me too.” Right then, my grumbling stomach reminds me that I haven’t eaten since five this morning. “So, what’s good to eat around here?”

“Is this your first time in New York?” she asks, tapping her finger on her chin. Damn, she is adorable.

“Yes,” I say, nodding.

“Well then, pizza of course. Do you want to go out or order in?”

“Order in. I’m exhausted from traveling today.” I’m still leery of social situations, I know that I’m cringing, but she doesn’t say anything. She just nods understandingly.

“Okay,” she says. “I know the perfect place to order from. What kind do you want?”

“Pepperoni and mushroom,” I reply.

“Ooh, me too,” she says, and I listen as she grabs her phone and orders two large pies.

“That’s ambitious,” I say when she hangs up.


“Two large pies? How are you ever going to eat that much?”

“You’d be surprised; besides, I love leftover pizza.” She shrugs as she gets up from the couch and heads into the kitchen. “I have red wine or Foster’s,” she yells. I already don’t like that she is out of my sight.



About MK
MK is married to the love of her life. She lives in Tennessee with her husband. She is an avid reader and loves telling steamy stories she deems filthy contemporary.  She loves meeting readers, so come hang out with her!
About the 425 Madison Series

Welcome to 425 Madison Ave the perfect place to fall in love. Nine delicious romances set in fast-paced & sexy NYC just waiting for you to read.

The series features stories from some of your favorite romance authors: Leigh Lennon, MK Moore, Allie York, Aubree Valentine, Kay Gordon, Lauren Helms, Sylvia Kane, Katy Ames, and C. Lesbirel.

Join these authors as they come together, each with a standalone romance for you to enjoy.

Featuring some of readers’ favorite tropes: second-chance romance, best friends sibling romance to a good ol’ enemies to lovers romance. We’ve got you covered with a sports romance, a fake relationship and even an ugly duckling or two. Don’t forget a brother’s best friend and falling for your soul mate. Maybe a little love triangle as well. Each tale offers you something new, something different. After all, 425


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Books three and four in the series are coming soon! Add them to your Goodreads shelf today!


Just Swipe Right by Allie York, Book #3 

A Love Triangle Romance

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Two for Holding by Kay Gordon, Book #4

A Sports Romance

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Book Blitz: ‘The Book of Hot: A Manifesto’ by Mrs. Hot

Title: The Book of Hot: A Manifesto

Author: Mrs Hot

Publisher: Written Warrior Press

Genre: Health, Mind & Body, Romance


About the Book:

Fabulous Goddesses: Mrs. Hot here, inspiring, empowering and entertaining you to the vibrant vitality, sexuality, and joy you deserve on your own personal Mission: Possible. Sixty is the new forty—or even thirty!—as we simply refuse to hang up our running shoes or our sexual attractiveness. To the very, fabulous end!

I’m a gorgeous Goddess who transformed from drab to fab, rut to strut, and shot to hot! I found myself in my late fifties facing a future of loneliness, infirmity, and pain—single, in a job from hell, and battling emotional issues that left me unhealthy, unattractive, and in despair. The only men on my sofa were Ben and Jerry! With time goosing me with “it’s now or never,” I plunged into my makeover, a journey of emotional, physical, and sexual healing; then, after decades away from it, the world of dating, with its mind-blowing contemporary dynamics. Fearless, edgy, and disruptive, I’m Sex and the City’s Samantha 2.0, now fully ripened—and that much more wise, joyous, and juicy. We’re not getting older, we’re gettingbolder; my quarter million Facebook followers agree (www.facebook.com/SmokinMrsHot/).

Life should be lived at full tilt at any age, without boundaries and without apology. To that end, I share my journey and wisdom with you here, much adapted from my blog at http://www.mrshot.com. Unabashedly feminine yet feminist, I write about health, beauty, allure, sexuality, self-actualization, and the romance and sex life these pursuits make possible—my erotic adventures. Meanwhile, I encourage you to access your own Inner Goddess to create the fabulous life you deserve!

Part One: In Hot Pursuit details my transformation and sets you on your path to an exuberant, sexy lifestyle. In Part Two, I share some of my erotic stories—True Confessions. You’ll meet my local MENagerie, as well as a few exotic foreign acquisitions: intriguing men of all ages.

Why exist an existence when we can live a Life à la Hot?


Three Reasons to Love The Book of Hot

1. Addresses the transformational aspirations of Boomer women with a unique combination of self-help strategy, inspiration and spicy entertainment.

2. Uniquely disrupts societal expectations for older women, liberating them from ageism, sexism and other artificial constraints to actualize their most fulfilled feminine feminist selves, sexually and otherwise.

3. Inspiration, empowerment and entertainment uniquely delivered in a witty, polished literary style, powering transformation with punch and panache.



“An entertaining and educational firsthand account of an older woman’s single sexual life.” Kirkus Reviews


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About the Author:

I’ve got a bad hottitude, and I’ve every intention of keeping it! Though I grew up in the Midwest and a few foreign countries, New York City is the great love of my life, and I’ve lived there (with a couple detours to Europe and Sedona) ever since college. I attended the Madeira School, studied political science and art history at Vassar College, and have two masters degrees, one in education, the other in fashion design and illustration. I’ve had many a career, spanning banking to magazine editing to public relations to fashion design, which I spent most of my time in. Around the time of 9/11, my social conscience led me to choose a new path as a public school teacher in a poor Bronx neighborhood, an eleven-year journey so grueling I wrote a book about it. Left to deal with the wreck I’d become from that experience, in my late fifties I transformed myself and began blogging about my makeover and ensuing dating adventures (http://www.mrshot.com). Besides romance, travel is my great passion, and I’ve explored the planet from Easter Island to the Ice Hotel in the Arctic. I have a grown son, and I live gloriously single in Manhattan, ever moving onward, upward and hotward. Join my quarter of a million followers on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/SmokinMrsHot/). BECAUSE SOME LIKE IT HOTTER.


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Website: www.mrshot.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/SmokinMrsHot

Twitter: @smokin_mrs_hot

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Amazon page: www.amazon.com/Mrs-Hot/e/B07L9KSNG4

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