Dare- SL Scott

This is a sweet, insta-love, wrong side of the tracks story between a “good girl” law student and a “bad boy” rockstar.  There is plenty of heat, lots of love, and fun secondary characters (who hopefully will feature in future books). It was immensely devourable, easy to get lost in and read quickly to find out what the resolution to the antagonist’s plot will be. 4/5 stars

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Official Blurb:

Dare Marquis is a bad boy rock star with a body to match.

Cocky.

Devilish good looks.

A voice that commands attention.

A night with him and no strings attached is just what I need. But he makes it impossible to not want more when he runs his hand through his dark, wild hair and smiles. One he only shares with me.

Weatherly Beck is an angel with a body made for sin.

Whip-smart.

Drop dead gorgeous.

Too good for any guy from the east side.

Her life is planned out, so I don’t have a right to step in and mess up her future. But when I look into her sapphire blue eyes and taste the innocence on her lips, I know we’re meant to be more than a one-night stand.

I want her to take a chance on me, to take a chance on us. She may not be a damsel in distress, but I Dare her to let me be her Hero.


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SYNOPSIS:

Dare Marquis is a bad boy rock star with a body to match.

Cocky.

Devilish good looks.

A voice that commands attention.

A night with him and no strings attached is just what I need. But he makes it impossible to not want more when he runs his hand through his dark, wild hair and smiles. One he only shares with me.

Weatherly Beck is an angel with a body made for sin.

Whip-smart.

Drop dead gorgeous.

Too good for any guy from the east side.

Her life is planned out, so I don’t have a right to step in and mess up her future. But when I look into her sapphire blue eyes and taste the innocence on her lips, I know we’re meant to be more than a one-night stand.

I want her to take a chance on me, to take a chance on us. She may not be a damsel in distress, but I Dare her to let me be her Hero.


Excerpt

Dark stubble dusts a chiseled jaw around full lips that I believe he licks for my benefit. I can’t deny I appreciate the gesture. I do. All the way to my core. Good Lord, he’s better than a Greek God carved of marble. His sculpted muscles define the shape of his shirt, making me want to touch that bulging bicep. This time I resist. Barely.

His eyes are the kind of warm that reminds me of being cozy in front of a fire on an Aspen winter’s night. I’m tempted to snuggle against him, but again, I don’t. We’re strangers. That would make me seem like a crazy person. Though I wonder if it even matters what people think of me anymore. Why do I care?

There are so many preconceived notions and boxes I’ve been shoved in to fit someone else’s expectations. What about what I want and expect? Does anyone care how I want my life to look or how I see my future?

“You have tattoos,” I blurt. 

Amusement reaches his eyes and he holds out his arms to show me. “Yeah, a few.” 

Tattoos wrap around his exposed forearms and trickle onto the top of three of his knuckles. Getting a closer look, I notice how anger infiltrates the black ink, contradicting the grin on his face. Despite the familiarity I feel with him, he’s more of a mystery by appearance alone than any man I’ve ever known.

He’s everything Lloyd isn’t and will never be. A real man—rugged and confident in a way I know he can back. He is so open to me that my guard falls down. “And why is that?”

“Why is what?”

“You said I should give him my number. So I’m wondering why I should?”

“Ah.”

The bartender shakes his head and mumbles, “Fucking hell, Marquis,” before heading to the other end to take a drink order.

Marquis . . . the name doesn’t ring a bell specifically, but his face—so handsome that I struggle to look away. He says, “Because good girls like you deserve a good guy to take them out on a proper date. Jake’s a good guy.”

“What are you?”

“Your daddy’s worst nightmare.”

“My father’s worst nightmare would be me dating someone he considers bad for business. I’m not sure we define bad the same way these days. Are you bad?”

The right side of his mouth lifts. Leaning all the way in, his lips touch my ear, and his breath against my skin sends a thrill up my spine and goosebumps coating my arms. “Do you want me to be?” God yes! “I could be bad for you.” 

The double entendre awakens the butterflies in my stomach. The bottle slips from my hands, spilling the beer across the wood, and startling me back to reality.

DARE – A Rock Star Hero Cover Reveal

DARE – A Rock Star Hero – Synopsis

Dare Marquis is a bad boy rock star with a body to match.

Cocky.

Devilish good looks.

A voice that commands attention.

A night with him and no strings attached is just what I need. But he makes it impossible to not want more when he runs his hand through his dark, wild hair and smiles. One he only shares with me.

Weatherly Beck is an angel with a body made for sin.

Whip-smart.

Drop dead gorgeous.

Too good for any guy from the east side.

Her life is planned out, so I don’t have a right to step in and mess up her future. But when I look into her sapphire blue eyes and taste the innocence on her lips, I know we’re meant to be more than a one-night stand.

I want her to take a chance on me, to take a chance on us. She may not be a damsel in distress, but I Dare her to let me be her Hero.

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ABOUT S.L. SCOTT

Living in the capital of Texas with her family, Scott loves traveling and avocados, beaches, and cooking with her kids. She’s obsessed with epic romances and loves a good plot twist. Her favorite color is blue, but she likens it more toward the sky than the emotion. Her home is filled with the welcoming symbol of the pineapple and finds surfing a challenge though she likes to think she’s a pro. 

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Loving the Playboy- Now Live!

The third book in S.L. Scott’s Playboy in Paradise series it now live! You can get it, and the other two books, in Kindle Unlimited.

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Loving the Playboy – Synopsis

Life is perfect.

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.

Loving the Playboy is Book Three.

Redeeming the Playboy by S.L. Scott- Now Live!

Book two in S.L. Scott’s new trilogy is now available and free on Kindle Unlimited!

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Redeeming the Playboy – Synopsis

Love can overcome any obstacle.

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.

Redeeming the Playboy is Book Two.

Falling for the Playboy- S.L. Scott

(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.


Blurb:

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.

Again.

An escape.

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.

Again.

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.

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Playboy in Paradise by S.L. Scott Cover- Cover Reveals!

Check out these gorgeous covers and synopses for a brand new trilogy from S.L. Scott. Don’t forget to scroll all the way down for a giveway! I can’t wait to read all three!


  • Falling for the Playboy
  • Author: S.L. Scott
  • Playboy in Paradise Trilogy
  • Release Date: June 10, 2019
  • Cover Design: Kari March Designs
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Falling for the Playboy – Synopsis

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, and I do, I’m good looking too.

I’m used to getting my way. Every. Single. Time. That is until Mallory Wray, a brunette beauty, lands in Hawaii. Now my new favorite pastime is how to bed the gorgeous co-ed. Again.


An escape.

I’ll call it what it is. But there are worse places to spend the next three months than in paradise. A fresh start without the chill of Colorado or cheating exes is exactly what I need.

No one is going to ruin this for me, especially not gorgeous playboys. 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. Again.

I thought I left my broken heart on the mainland, but now I’m starting to wonder if Evan can heal it. Here goes everything . . .


  • Redeeming the Playboy
  • Author: S.L. Scott
  • Playboy in Paradise Trilogy
  • Release Date: June 12, 2019
  • Cover Design: Kari March Designs
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Redeeming the Playboy – Synopsis

Love can overcome any obstacle.

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?


  • Loving the Playboy
  • Author: S.L. Scott
  • Playboy in Paradise Trilogy
  • Release Date: June 14, 2019
  • Cover Design: Kari March Designs
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Loving the Playboy – Synopsis

Life is perfect.

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?

Playboy in Paradise Complete Set

Author: S.L. Scott

 Playboy in Paradise Trilogy

Release Date: June 19, 2019

Cover Design: Kari March Designs

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Playboy in Paradise Complete Set – Synopsis

I came to Hawaii to get away from life, but the moment I meet Evan Ashford, I think I landed right where I was always meant to be. Despite vowing never to fall for the cocky playboy, he makes me weak in the knees so I throw caution to the wind.

Our chemistry is unquestionable, emotions irrational, and our love undeniable. He gives me his heart and his hard truths, and in return, I give him everything.

When family interferes and loyalty is questioned, life tears us apart. Can our love bring us back together?


Hold onto your heart because Evan Ashford is about to steal it. Escape to paradise with this alpha playboy in the Playboy in Paradise Trilogy, an Emotional, Contemporary, New Adult Bestselling Romance.

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ABOUT S.L. SCOTT

Living in the capital of Texas with her family, Scott loves traveling and avocados, beaches, and cooking with her kids. She’s obsessed with epic romances and loves a good plot twist. Her favorite color is blue, but she likens it more toward the sky than the emotion. Her home is filled with the welcoming symbol of the pineapple and finds surfing a challenge though she likes to think she’s a pro.

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Series I Loved: The Crow Brothers

I used my time wisely over this past long weekend and binge read The Crow Brothers series by S.L. Scott.  This is a steamy four book series that can be read as standalone, but really, why would you? The entire four book set is available as a boxed set on Kindle Unlimited so it only counts as one check out.  These brothers (and Dave) rock hard and love even harder. I loved the course the series took, starting from playing local bars in Austin to superstardom, all while balancing love and family. Each has an entirely separate plot line so it doesn’t feel like one super long book. The books have characters from S.L. Scott’s Hard to Resist series, which I have not read (yet) but it’s always fun to revisit beloved characters if you have.

Starting with Spark, we get to know the oldest Crow Brother, Jet.  Jet’s always felt responsible for his family, and that’s no different when a former one night stands shows up to tell him he has a six year old son he never knew about.  Hannah is seeking custody of her cousin’s son, and has been lead to believe Jet had no interest in the child. Jet is not the kind of guy who would ignore his responsibilities- or the one night stand he never got over.  Can Jet and Hannah overcome their troubled pasts to become a family? This is a sweet story about how families can be chosen, instead of born.

Next up with Tulsa, the youngest Crow Brother finds that love happens when you least expect it.  Tulsa is happy spending the night with a different girl in each city. He’s young, handsome, and enjoying his rise to fame alongside his brothers on their first major tour opening for a legendary rock band.  He finds himself immediately attracted to the lead singer of a fellow opening act band, Nikki. Nikki does not put up with his shit, which I appreciated. They find themselves growing closer together as the tour progresses, despite constant warnings to not ruin the tour. Will they overcome their initial impressions of each other, and the opinions of their fellow tour mates?

Third comes Rivers, the middle Crow Brother’s second chance romance. Rivers has loved Stella since he was 15 years old, but a misunderstanding broke them apart five years ago. He has tried to get over her, but after seeing his brothers fall in love he realizes he has had true love and nothing else will do. Can Rivers and Stella overcome their trouble pasts?  This one took kind of a turn from the first two, and had more action and drama instead of just romance. The thriller aspects felt mildly out of place when you’re binging the series, but if you’re reading it as a stand alone it probably reads just fine.

Finally, with Ridge, we learn more about the non-Crow in the The Crow Brothers Band, Dave. Dave is known as Ridge to his fans and fellow bandmates, but he’s more interested in the woman who knows him as Dave, his on and off fling Meadow.  He’d love much more than a fling, but Meadow needs to prove she can stand on her own before she’d be willing to combine their lives. Will she overcome her issues to realize that loving someone doesn’t mean she has to give up herself? There were times I wanted to shake some sense into Meadow, but she is only 22 and it’s reasonable not to want to settle down while you’re still in college, even if it is with the perfect man.