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Release Blitz: ‘Fix Me Up, Cowboy’ by Stina Lindenblatt

Title: Fix Me Up, Cowboy
Series: Copper Creek #3
Author: Stina Lindenblatt
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: May 9, 2019

 

Blurb

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the sexiest cowboy of them all…

As a Beverly Hills princess, I prefer Egyptian sheets, designer labels, and shopping on Rodeo Drive.

Cleaning stables? Definitely not my thing.

After my great-aunt dies, I volunteer to go to Copper Creek, Montana to tie up loose ends and put the house she willed me on the market.

The last thing I expect to find is irritating, yet sexier-than-sin Noah Daniels.

***

Nine years ago, I left town only to return with a broken heart, a love for restoring vintage cars, and the plan to never leave Copper Creek again.

When hotter-than-hell Kate Snow decides to fix up her great-aunt’s house, turning down her offer isn’t an option. She needs the extra hands so she can meet her deadline.

And I need the extra cash.

But the job comes with additional perks: Hanging out with Kate. Teaching her about horses.

The mind-blowing sex with her.

What I haven’t planned on is for my heart to be a willing part of the deal—a deal that could result in Kate landing her dream job. In Beverly Hills.

 

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Born in Brighton England, Stina Lindenblatt has lived in a number of countries, including England, the US, Finland, and Canada. This would explain her mixed up accent. She has a kinesiology degree and a MSc in sports biological sciences. In addition to writing fiction, she loves photography, especially the close-up variety, and currently lives in Calgary, Canada, with her husband and three kids.

 

 

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Release Blitz: ‘Desperately Seeking Roommate’ by Micalea Smeltzer

Title: Desperately Seeking Roommate
Author: Micalea Smeltzer
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: April 26, 2019

Blurb

WANTED: A ROOMMATE

Requirements

  1. Don’t be a smoker. That’s gross.
  2. Don’t be a jerk. I have no time to deal with your mood swings.
  3. Clean up after yourself. Is it really so hard to put dirty clothes where they belong?

If you meet these qualifications, call me.

Sincerely,

Desperately Seeking Roommate

 

When I put the ad in my university’s newspaper, the last thing I ever expect is for the star football player to respond.

From what I know of him, Abel Russo is a womanizer and an absolute jerk.

Sadly, he’s the only thing stopping me from being evicted by my annoyingly gleeful landlord.

It should be easy enough—there’s no chance we’ll fall for each other. But then he gives me lingering looks, and I might just be looking back.

All I wanted was a roommate, but I’m about to get so much more than I bargained for.

 

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Abel’s lips turn up but he doesn’t take his eyes off the road. “Like what you see, Blondie?”

My cheeks redden at being caught, but I stick my chin haughtily into the air unwilling to cower at being called out. “Maybe there’s a bug on your face.”

That smile of his widens. “There’s not.”

“So confident,” I mutter, crossing my arms over my chest and staring out the windshield.

“Why wouldn’t I be? You kissed me.”

“I kissed you back, big difference.” I kick my flip-flops off and rest my bare feet on the dashboard.

“Kissing back is still kissing.”

“Ugh,” I toss my hands up, “you’re impossible.”

“Impossibly handsome? Charming? Irresistible? All three? Definitely all three.” He answers his own question.

 

Author Bio

Hi. I’m Micalea. Ma-call-e-uh. Weird name, I know. My mom must’ve known I was going to be odd even in the womb. I’ve written a lot of books. Like a lot. Don’t ask me how many, I don’t remember at this point. I have an unhealthy addiction to Diet Coke but I can’t seem to break the habit. I listen to way too much music and hedgehogs have taken over my life. Crazy is the word that best sums up my life, but it’s the good kind of crazy and I wouldn’t change it for anything.

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Book Review: ‘You’ve Got Male’ by Lila Monroe

Title: You’ve Got Male (Chick Flick Club Book 2)

Published: 14th January 2019

Publisher: Lila Monroe Books

Author: Lila Monroe

Facebook: www.facebook.com/lilamonroebooks

Twitter: @lilawrites

 

Synopsis:

All’s fair in love, war, and breakfast waffles in the hot and hilarious new standalone novel from USA Today bestselling author, Lila Monroe!

Zoey Rafferty dreams of becoming the food truck queen of San Francisco. She’s building an empire whipping up delicious brunch treats – until the (annoyingly handsome) Breakfast Bandit starts stealing all her customers with his devious tactics and smoldering charm.

Cam Newsom never backs down from a fight. As far as he’s concerned, let the best chef win. And so what if Zoey looks sexy as hell when she’s all riled up? He wants a woman he can connect with – not have whipped cream spray fights in the middle of the street. A woman like his mysterious online pen-pal, who shares his culinary ambition, and burns up his screen with her flirty quips.

Soon, their competition is heating up the kitchen – and the bedroom. But when the famous foodie TV show Truck Stop rolls into town looking for a new reality star, all bets are off, as Zoey and Cam compete for the prize. But will their rivalry blow both their chances?

And what happens when they find it’s not just their food on the line – but their hearts, too?

Find out in this sexy new twist on ‘You’ve Got Mail’, from USA Today bestselling author, Lila Monroe!

The Chick Flick Club series:
1. How to Choose a Guy in 10 Days
2. You’ve Got Male
3. Frisky Business (May 2019)

 

Review:

Goes down as another off my 2019 Bookworm Bingo Challenge – A book by an author you love but haven’t read. Back to our Chick Flick group to see what these girls can get up to next.

Zoey owns the Little Red Wagon food truck, which serves inventive brunch creations. Being part of the food truck family they seem to have an unwritten rule when it comes to territories, namely you stick to your own patch and don’t poach another’s. Soon changes when the Brunch Bandit comes to town. Seems this new food truck doesn’t want to follow the rules. Wouldn’t be as bad if they both weren’t selling brunch creations. Bacon at dawn, it’s time to fight for the best spot in town.

With her sole focus be on her food truck the whole relationship aspect of her life has taken a back seat. Halloween changes that for a moment when she is drawn to a guy dressed up as a famous cook, Guy Fieri. A connection brought to boil when she loses her nerve about what to say next and instead just kisses her hot new stranger. Well when words have left you what better way to move forward. Not completely though as she then turns and leaves without getting his real name, not that she gave hers either. Seems he made quite the impression as she’s still thinking about him months later. Could he be thinking about her too?

Now with the title being ‘You’ve Got Male’ you have a good idea that the theme is going to run along side the same as the film with how they might be talking to each other online. In this version Zoey is a member of an online Truck Stop food forum, username Wafflegirl7. So you just know that the guy she’s talking to, BetterWithButter, is her mystery guy, she just doesn’t know he’s also the Brunch Bandit. Seems she is giving him a rom-com film education where they start to watch them ‘together’ while online chatting. Food and films what better combo. Funny to see them put smiles on each other’s faces when in reality it’s them making the other crazy lol.

Seems fate wants these two to meet again and what better place than a food market. Very clear that they are both happy about bumping into their Halloween kiss companion, so its good that Cam asks for her number. Things swiftly turn south when he helps her out with her stuff and they realise that they are each other’s competition. Food trucks close together, do they want to get close too? Well not so much as he has no intention of giving up his trading weekend spot, even after she talks of the truckers code. This means baking war. Let the best food win.

Cam can’t believe the nerve of Zoey for saying that he needs to move location and pretty much declares war by implying if its too hot get out of the kitchen. He wants to play dirty to win, though she has her ways too. A little salt and sugar switch from him and fresh and rotten fruit and veg swap from her. This turns into a bit of a game, one they both kind of like playing with each other. How long before the fire tension explodes out of the kitchen? A fairest wheel ride seems to be a start, close quarters with a beautiful view, tension bubbling right until they get back down to ground. The Halloween kiss still plays a part when they are close to each other, hot enough to feel the tension building around them.

You can see that they both really like each other but don’t know how to handle that along with their food war going on. Kissing each other senseless also puts heads in a spin. Glad it didn’t take that long before they both figured out who they were really talking to online. That way the chemistry has somewhere to bubble up to before it boils over. When they go head to head in a big food festival event, FoodFest, that could make them big, are they going to play fair or dirty? Are all players going to take notice of a truce?

Do you want to go someone to get sweaty and dirty? Paintball it is then – lol. Not what she was thinking when he said it but memorable all the same. Cam can be so sweet when he wants to be. Together they just work, great chemistry right from the start. It started with a kiss, then rivalry banter that turned them on more than they’d admit, until finding out they are who they were falling for online. Can these cooks make it work in the kitchen or will things get burnt?

Another fun, flirty read that had me laughing at the crazy things they were putting each other through. On to the next in this awesome Chick Flick Club series I say. If you love classic rom-coms then these are the books for you.

5 out of 5 stars

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

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Release Blitz: ‘The Missing Ingredient’ by Marika Ray

Title: The Missing Ingredient
Series: Reality of Love #1
Author: Marika Ray
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: March 21, 2019

 

Blurb

Who knew a cooking show could get so messy?

 

Elle Fierro

All I have to do is appear as a judge on this cooking show in Hollywood and my restaurant will open to rave reviews. Pretty much my lifelong dream. What I absolutely shouldn’t do is sleep with one of the contestants and ruin everything I’ve worked so hard for. But he gives good hugs, makes me laugh, fills out a simple T-shirt like nobody’s business, and is sweeter than the maple syrup he dripped all over my naked body last night…

 

Austin Cox

I may have been drunk when I applied to be on that reality cooking show, which is why it’s hard to believe I’m here. What’s even harder to believe is that Elle, with her painted red lips and fiery disposition, is in my bed and making me forget I need to win this damn show to get my little sister out of the foster care system.

When Elle throws me under the bus to realize her dream, will our love burn out or will we find the missing ingredient to happiness?

 

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Marika Ray spends her time behind a computer crafting stories, walking the beaches of southern California scoping out the lifeguards, and making healthy food for her kids and husband whether they like it or not. Prior to writing novels, Marika held various jobs in the finance industry, with private start-up companies, and then in health & fitness. Cats may have nine lives, but Marika believes everyone should have nine careers to keep things spicy.

Marika enjoys writing all types of fiction novels, based on what inspires her. Right now she’s working on stand-alone romances in the Beach Squad series, all about California lifeguards and their equally fearless women. Moderate suspense, a splash of humor, and lots of steamy romance…all with the beautiful ocean as a relaxing backdrop!

More information can be found at www.marikaray.com

 

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Release Blitz: ‘A Model Fiancé’ by Nikky Kaye

Title: A Model Fiancé
Author: Nikky Kaye
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Comedy
 Release Date: March 14, 2019
Blurb

 

There are a million reasons why I shouldn’t ask Audrey to pretend to be my fiancée. For a start:

 

  1.   She’s my best friend’s sexy little sister.
  2.   She’ll have to travel around the world with me.
  3.   The paparazzi will eat her alive.
  4.   So will I.

 

But I also have a million followers on social media who think we’re already engaged, and there are millions of dollars at stake.

So what have I got to lose?

 

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“Tell me, Audrey,” he murmured softly in my ear, “what’s one habit you wish you could break?”

Half a dozen things other flashed through my mind—using a fork and knife for my pizza, flossing my teeth at night while watching TV in bed, other things that irritated my ex. Maybe the biggest habit I needed to break was falling for the wrong men, but even that wasn’t a habit. Once. It happened once. I just happened to do it Olympic-style, and lost everything.

I bit my lip—another habit—before blurting out, “I wish I was more spontaneous.”

Once my life didn’t go to plan with my parents’ death, I made damn sure I planned the rest. It hadn’t worked out. Was it karma? Fate? The gods laughing at me?

“You seemed pretty… free-spirited earlier.”

Was this flirting? “Well, you know,” I laughed uneasily. “What happens in Vegas…”

My earlier show in the lobby with the champagne bottle was the craziest I’d probably acted since… well, ever. I couldn’t deny that it was liberating.

Maybe I needed to be a little wilder.

Maybe I needed to have a fling.

Maybe I needed to remind myself that one of the hottest men in the world was sitting close enough to irradiate my brain cells and make me think naughty thoughts.

The taxi wasn’t so small that we needed to sit hip-to-hip and shoulder-to-shoulder.  His breath was hot at the top of my ear, and I knew that if I just turned my head and tilted my chin…

I shook my head slightly, unable to even look him in the eye. I didn’t have the guts. Dev wasn’t an adolescent boy anymore. Now he probably dated supermodels and movie stars. And me? I had no game. Hell, I’d already lost a few turns in the Game of Life.

“What about you?” I asked him as the car stopped.

“What about me?” he replied.

He pressed closer, reminding me that I needed to get out of the car before he could. I wriggled over, trying to keep my skirt down and my shoes from slipping off.

Then I made the mistake of turning my head and meeting his gaze, like a kid who can’t help but look at the sun during an eclipse. His lips curved as he leaned his body into mine to make for the door.

My voice was needlessly breathless when I asked him, “Do you have a habit you wish you could stop?”

“Compulsive kissing.”

 

Author Bio

Nikky Kaye writes funny, sexy romance about sassy women in fabulous shoes and the alpha heroes who sweep them off their feet.

In real life, Nikky has dipped her toe in a lot of careers, but her twin boys always come first. When not writing, you may find her brandishing puns and power tools, or wandering through the dollar stores of western Canada.

 

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