The Locker Room is such a fun, sexy romp. Although I keep claiming I don’t love sports romances, this is a great one! Maybe I do like them and I’ve just read some not so great examples in the past. Knox Gentry is genuinely the perfect man. He is strong, confident, and patient. Emory Ealson is relatable, feisty, and not afraid to put Knox in his place. The sparks between them are intense, even if they’re not having sex. This book genuinely has some of the hottest non-penetration I’ve ever read. Check it out if you like laugh-out-loud humor, cocky baseball players, or best friend to lover plots. 4/5 stars
Have you heard the rumor around campus about the locker room?
If you haven’t, let me enlighten you: Legend has it if you bring a girl into the sacred after-game domain of the baseball locker room, it will end with a walk down the aisle. One rowdy and naked encounter against the lockers with the girl of your dreams will make her your wife.
Translation: baseball players are stupidly superstitious and believe the locker room has magical powers.
But not all baseball players are superstitious, me included.
So when the girl I’ve fallen for brushes me off, I start to question if I need to switch my way of thinking. Maybe it’s time I finally hand out a coveted invitation to the locker room. The only question is, will she accept?
Paradise is found in the arms of a redeemed playboy.
Evan Ashford’s cocky side never stood a chance against true love. He pursued me with an unbridled determination and passion that couldn’t be denied, winning me over heart and soul. Our lives are now set . . . or so I thought.
Nothing stays perfect forever and happiness comes with a price. I thought we had paid that price, so when we’re thrown into the biggest battle over our love yet, I’ll fight to claim my forever.
When life tears us apart, can our love bring us back to paradise?
The Playboy in Paradise Trilogy is an Emotional, Contemporary, New Adult Romance that will leave you breathless and heart thumping until the very last page.
I hope so because choosing to be together will take an act of complete faith, something I’ve never been capable of before Mallory. But now that I’ve tasted Heaven I have no intention of letting her go.
The last three months were the best of my life and now our time together is over too soon. Selfishly, I need more. I want all of her, which is more than she can give with the distance that divides us.
I don’t want a day without her in it. I can’t sleep a night with her gone. We’re passion on a hot night, fireworks on the fourth, and more than an undeniable attraction. A pain in my chest won’t subside, so I’m forced to make a choice that will determine the rest of my life.
Mallory or my family?
Listening to my ego got me into this mess. Will listening to my heart get me out?
Escape to paradise with the perfect Beach Read. The Playboy in Paradise Trilogy is an Emotional, Contemporary, New Adult Romance that will have your pulse racing and your heart swooning.
(ARC REVIEW:) The Marriage Effect centers around two characters we’ve met previously in the Washington Wolves series, but can absolutely be read as a standalone. Logan Ward, football player, upstanding guy who’s always made an impression previously, and guardian to his four younger sisters, and feisty former model Paige McKinney, who’ve we’ve met previously as Allie, the owner of the Washington Wolves, best friend. Logan finds himself in need of a wife to help maintain guardianship of his sisters, and Paige just so happens to find herself in need of a husband for her own reasons. She finds herself impetuously blurting out she’s Logan’s fiance in front of the worst possible person, and Logan and Paige quickly strike a deal. They get married as a means to an end, but soon realize they have more in common than they ever would have imagined.
So, full disclosure. Do I love football? No, I do not. But do I love sports romances? They are okay. But I sure love the Washington Wolves series, and The Marriage Effect has been my favorite of the series. Why? Because it’s not about the sport, it’s about the people, and their motivations, passions, and intentions. The sport itself is a background character, enriching the story but not overwhelming.
The spark between Paige and Logan is explosive, regardless of how hard Logan tries to fight it. They balance each other out in the best possible way, and together on the challenges raising four teenage girls bring. There is emotion, drama, humor, love, and family. It’s a story of fighting for what/who you love, and the journey you take when falling in love. I love that Paige is a fiesty, funny, take no shit kind of girl and that Logan is a strong, steady protector who loves hard if you’re lucky enough to be in his circle.
And hey, if this book is any indication, maybe I do like sports romances. Or maybe I’m just a big fan of Karla Sorensen’s. 5/5 stars.
Logan Ward doesn’t want any more women in his life.
Being a football player and legal guardian to his four younger sisters means his playbook is full. However, one of them just landed in the hospital, which gives his brother the shot he needs to challenge Logan for custody.
Legal counsel says there’s only one thing Logan can do—find himself a wife.
Paige McKinney doesn’t always think things through.
Like walking away from her modeling career without a thought of what might come next. She really doesn’t think it through when she proclaims herself Logan’s fiancé at the hospital, simply because the sexy—albeit grumpy—football player forgot his cell phone at a party and security won’t let her pass. It’s not her fault it was overheard by the worst possible person.
A bargain is struck, and a fake marriage is the perfect solution. But the simple solution creates a whole new problem: they’re not as different as they seem. The reluctant groom has fire inside him, and his impetuous bride is about to light the match.
Well, let’s see … I’m a wife and a mother. If the things that I write bring a smile to someone’s face, then I’ve done my job. I am obsessed with Outlander (both the books and the show). I’m almost exclusively a romance reader, which means some people will never consider me a literary snob. If I could meet one historical figure, it would be Jane Austen. I received my Bachelors in Public Relations and worked in health care marketing before I had my babies. I hate Twitter. I do it, but I hate it. Also, if you want to get on my good side, bring me wine and I’ll love you forever.
Look at this beautiful cover for Coming Up Roses by Staci Hart! Staci is consistently one of the best romance authors around, and I can’t wait to read this romantic comedy!
Everyone hates parts of their job.
Maybe it’s the paperwork. Maybe it’s the day-to-day grind. Maybe it’s that client who never knows what they want, or the guy who always cooks fish in the microwave.
But not me. I love every corner of the Longbourne Flower Shop, every flower, every petal, every stem. I love the greenhouse, and I love Mrs. Bennet, my boss. I love creating, and I love being a florist. I don’t hate anything at all.
Except for Luke Bennet.
The Bennet brothers have come home to help their mom save the flower shop, and Luke is at the helm. His smile tells a tale of lust, loose and easy. He moves with the grace of a predator, feral and wild. A thing unbridled, without rules or constraint.
When he comes home to save Longbourne, I almost can’t be mad at him.
He doesn’t remember that night I’ll never forget. That kiss, touched with whiskey and fire. It branded me like a red-hot iron. But it meant nothing to him.
Everyone hates part of their job, and I hate Luke Bennet.
Staci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life — a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can’t forget that. She’s also been a mom, with three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She’s been a wife, though she’s certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She’s also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she’s been drinking whiskey.
From roots in Houston to a seven year stint in Southern California, Staci and her family ended up settling somewhere in between and equally north, in Denver. They are new enough that snow is still magical. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, sleeping, gaming, or designing graphics.
(ARC REVIEW) Falling for the Playboy is the first book in S.L. Scott’s New Adult Playboy in Paradise trilogy. It introduces us to Mallory and Evan, who meet moments after Mallory lands in Hawaii to spend the summer with her friend. They were supposed to be a one night stand, but find themselves unable to stay away from each other. The book follows them through the ups and downs of a new relationship, with the deadline of Mallory returning home at the end of the summer on both of their minds.
Although there is plenty of drama and the angst that’s typical for your early twenties, it’s a pretty lighthearted, frothy beach story. It doesn’t delve very deeply into the characters pasts or motivations, although there are hints that that will be revealed eventually. The characters are both pretty immature, but that could just be their age range. I look forward to seeing them grow and develop in future installments of the trilogy.
I felt this was a pretty big departure from the style I’m used to with S.L. Scott, but I still found it enjoyable. New Adult isn’t my favorite genre, but I think this is a pretty solid example of what it should be. If New Adult + angst is your jam, then you’ll probably love it. 3 1/2 out of 5 stars.
It’s good to be me.
Thanks to my last name, money is no object.
According to the ladies, I’m charming.
And if I do say so myself, which I do, I’m good looking.
So I’m used to getting my way in life. No one turns me down. Not ever. That is until Mallory Wray, a fresh off the plane, brunette beauty lands in Hawaii and does just that. I think I found my new favorite pastime—how to bed the gorgeous co-ed.
I’ll call it what it is. But there are worse places to spend the next three months than in paradise. With a job secured by my best friend, I leave my cheating ex behind, trading Colorado coats for beach bikinis.
This is all about a fresh start, so no playboy is going to ruin my good time. That is until I decide to throw caution to the wind and fall right into Evan Ashford’s bed. Unlike him, I can’t separate my heart from my head, so I get out before I get hurt.
I thought I left my broken heart on the mainland, but now I’m starting to wonder if Evan can heal it again. Here goes everything . . .
The Playboy in Paradise Trilogy is the perfect Beach Read. Told in DUAL POV, this Emotional, Contemporary, New Adult Romance will sweep you off your feet.
Cold Hearted Boss by RS Grey is now availabe! I have not read this baby yet to give you my opinion, but I’m sure it will be as great as all the rest of her books.
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I’m desperate and destitute when Lockwood Construction rolls into my small town with an offer too good to pass up: high wages to any able-bodied man willing to join their crew.
Say no more. I throw on baggy clothes, tuck my long hair under a baseball hat, and apply for a job. Unfortunately, my half-baked idea of disguising myself as a guy is flawed from the beginning. As Shakira says,these hips don’t lie.
Still, I like to think I might have pulled the whole thing off save for one thing:
I know my boss.
Last month, we met at a bar, and after a fiery first encounter, it seems we’re destined to be sworn enemies.
Ethan Stone is ruthless and arrogant, a man I never would have crossed had I known how much he likes to toy with his prey.
He should just fire me and be done with it. Instead, he decides to make me his personal slave. Oh right, I think they’re calling it personal “assistant” these days.
It’s torture, all of it—his bad attitude, his ruggedly chiseled face, his desire to grind me into dust.
Every one of our friction-filled battles burns hotter than the last.
A girl can only hold out for so long. Soon, I’m bound to go up in flames.
My objective? Survive the heat long enough to send home a paycheck.
My real objective? Stop having X-rated fantasies about my coldhearted boss.
R.S. Grey is the USA Today bestselling author of thirteen novels, including THE FOXE & THE HOUND. She lives in Texas with her husband and two dogs, and can be found reading, binge-watching reality TV, or practicing yoga! Visit her at rsgrey.com