For Us by Penny Wylder

 

FOR US (THE GIRL I LOVED DUET #2) by Penny Wylder
Release Date: January 17th

 

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Blurb:
The boy I loved hurt me a long time ago.

But he’s not a boy anymore. He’s a gorgeous, painfully tempting man in his prime. A famous actor who could have anyone he wants.

Why does he keep choosing me?

The papers are buzzing with scandals these days. I’m the director of his TV show, if we get caught together, it would ruin both our careers.

I didn’t think he’d be happy when I ended our fling, but I didn’t expect him to act like I don’t exist, even when we’re in the same room. It’s driving me crazy. I want to kick his ass… I want to kiss his warm mouth.

How can this be the same person I was best friends with in high school?

As much as he deserves it, I’m doing my best not to hate him.

I have to.

Because loving him hurts even worse.

 

 

Excerpt:
My legs practically collapse underneath me and I put my head down
between my knees. It helps a little. Whatever methods I had of calming my
anxiety before Peter came back into my life seem to be gone completely. I
can’t remember them and I can’t get a grip.

I try a pep talk: Okay, Amber, you can do this. You need to take a
shower. You need to sit down at your table and do your work, no matter
what happens tomorrow. You’re a professional and you need to do your
job. You’ve worked hard for this, and even if this is your fault, you can’t
control everything. Peter is going to show up tomorrow, or he isn’t. You
can’t change it.

I head into my bedroom and pull off the clothes I’ve been wearing since
he left. I never thought I was the kind of woman that would fall apart this
much after sleeping with a guy.

But even I can’t ignore the whispers in my mind head telling me it’s not
just sex. This isn’t a one-night-stand that I found in some bar. This is Peter. Possibly the love of my life, and the resolution to a story that’s been writing itself for ten years. If that’s not worth falling apart over, then I’m not sure what is.

 

 

About the Author
A USA Today Bestselling author and #1 Amazon bestselling author, Penny Wylder writes what you’d expect– wild romances. Happily Ever Afters are always better when they’re a little dirty, so if you’re looking for a page turner that will make you feel naughty in all the right places, jump right in and leave your panties at the door!

 

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Handle With Care by Helena Hunting (cover reveal)

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Excerpt

 

I’m startled out of my thoughts when my brother jumps up and shouts a bunch of profane nonsense, hands flailing like he’s trying to swim on land, or approximate the chicken dance while on an LSD trip.
“You can’t do this! It’s absolute bullshit!” Armstrong yells.
I look around the table, trying to piece together what I missed.
“I’m sorry, Armstrong. I know this is a shock, but we feel it’s in the company’s best interest to put Lincoln at the helm during this transitional stage,” G-mom says firmly.
At the helm? I look to G-mom who’s busy not looking at me.
Armstrong jabs at finger at himself. “But I’m the one who’s put in all the time here! I deserve to run the company! Lincoln doesn’t know the first thing about Moorehead. All he knows how to do is dig wells and forage for food in the wilderness. How are those valuable assets here?” He turns his attention to our mother. “Did you know about this? How can you let this happen? Look at him. How can that be the face of our company? He looks like he crawled out of a gutter and mugged a twenty-year-old college kid on a bender. How is this better for our bottom line?”
My mother clasps her hands in front of her. “I’m sorry, Armstrong, but this decision wasn’t mine to make. I know this is hard for you, but your grandmother and fath—”
Armstrong stomps his foot, exactly as a toddler would. “The company is mine! Lincoln can’t have it!”
I raise a hand, half to quiet my brother and also to find out what the freaking deal is. “Whoa, let’s back this bus up. Can someone explain what’s going on?”
“You’ve been appointed as the CEO of Moorehead Media, according to the will,” Christophe—no R, because that would make it far too pedestrian a name—my father’s lawyer says.
I’m working on trying to remain calm as I address my grandmother. “You didn’t say anything about me being CEO. You said you needed my help.”
“Running the company, yes,” she says through a practiced, stiff smile.
It’s her warning face, but seriously, when she said she needed my help for a few months I figured it meant I’d be keeping Armstrong in line while she sorted out who was going to take over the company, which I realize now was a stupid assumption.
“I didn’t think that meant CEO. How am I going to run a company with this dickhead on staff?” I motion to my brother.
“The name calling is unnecessary,” G-mom replies.
“Lincoln’s not even part of this family! He hasn’t attended one event in the past five years except for Dad’s funeral. He didn’t bother coming to my wedding and now he’s going to run the company? How is that fair?”
I snort. “Your wedding was an expensive joke.”
He crosses his arms over his chest. “I was set up. Amalie had cold feet and made me out to look like the bad guy.”
The woman beside him shoots him disgusted look.
Armstrong clears his throat and tugs at his collar. “My wedding is not the real issue. The point is that you’ve never involved yourself in any part of this family and now you think you can come in and take over. I will not stand by and let this happen!” He keeps jabbing his finger at me, as if he’s engaged in a finger sword fight.
I lean back in my chair and lace my fingers behind my neck. Armstrong has always been reactive. And self-absorbed. For a while it seemed like he finally had it together—back when he was engaged. But ever since that fiasco of a wedding he seems to have come completely unglued. Again. But worse this time. “Someone needs a timeout.”

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Helena Hunting

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of PUCKED, Helena Hunting lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She’s writes contemporary romance ranging from new adult angst to romantic sports comedy.
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The Break-up Bet by Cat Carmine (cover reveal)

 

 

Title: The Break-Up Bet
Author: Cat Carmine
Genre: Standalone Romantic Comedy
Release Date: January 31, 2019

 

Blurb
Never make a bet with a man who plays to win…
Especially not a man like handsome, arrogant Connor Pratt.
AKA the huge PITA who’s currently crashing in my spare room.
AKA my brother’s best friend since they were about six.
AKA the one guy who still makes me feel like an awkward tongue-tied loser.
But when Connor moved in, I got a glimpse of another side of him. Because, like me, Connor’s going through a nasty break-up. And, like me, he’s just doing whatever he can to get through it.
Unfortunately, his method involves drinking alarming amounts of whiskey and watching a lot of, um … movies … that make every inch of my skin flush.
I’m just trying to be helpful when I tell him that he should try my way: copious amounts of baked goods, sappy romantic comedies, and late nights spent whining with girlfriends.
But I should have known Connor would take that as a challenge.
Now, he says he’ll try my way of dealing with a break-up … but only if I agree to try his. Six months rent to the person whose method works best.
We call it the break-up bet. And I’m going to win. Except right now, it feels like there’s a whole lot more at stake than just rent money…

 

Author Bio
Cat Carmine writes contemporary romance and romantic comedy. She also happens to like drinking wine, eating cake, buying too many books, and snuggling with her elderly cocker spaniel (oh, and her husband too.) She loves — and writes — books with sweet and sarcastic heroines and strong, sexy heroes who like a little bark with their bite. She thinks witty banter is the best kind of foreplay, and she tries to infuse all her stories with heart, humor and heat.
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Scr*w You by Renee Harless

 

Title: Scr*w You
Author: Renee Harless
Genre: Enemies-to-Lovers
Release Date: January 17, 2019

 

Blurb

 

Did you ever send an explicit picture to your significant other?
Well, I sent one to my ex back in college and his best friend Zack found it and showed the entire fraternity. Sure, I should have known better, but I was young, stupid, and in love.
Six years later, I’m bidding on a project for my ex’s company against my nemesis, his best friend.
Now, Zack’s trying to make my life a living hell while my ex has me jumping through hoops to land this job.
A job that I need regardless of how my body reacts to Zack, but my heart may have a completely different contract in mind.

 

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Renee Harless, her husband, and children live in Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. She studied Communication, specifically Public Relations, at Radford University.
Growing up, Renee always found a way to pursue her creativity. It began by watching endless runs of White Christmas- yes even in the summer – and learning every word and dance from the movie. She could still sing Sister Sister if requested. In high school she joined the show choir and a community theatre group, The Troubadours. After marrying the man of her dreams and moving from her hometown she sought out a different artistic outlet – writing.
To say that Renee is a romance addict would be an understatement. When she isn’t chasing her toddler around the house, working her day job, or writing, she delves head first into a romance novel.

 

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My review: I loved Zach, like loved him and wanted Blake to give him a chance from the beginning. When we read the prologue you knew he was innocent and you hated David from the beginning what slimy cheating bastard.huh he infuriated me and considering he was a cheating bastard and obviously a liar and not man enough to admit he was one Blake shouldn’t have believed a word from his mouth, however because of the circumstances at that time I understood her. I also understood that years later even though she claimed she hated him deep down they were always attracted to each other, everyone else saw it and hell if he was as hot as they say I can see why she gave him a chance since he seemed to have change from what she thought she knew of him. And he was sweet to her from the get go..I kind of wish that instead of just flying off the handle Blake would have listened to him, but all is well that ends well…. 

 

Birthday Suit by Lauren Blakely

 

Temptation never tasted so good…

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There is no rule in the Man Code as unbreakable as this: no matter how beautiful, smart, clever, and witty she is, do not—under any circumstances—fall in love with your best friend’s woman.
Yeah. So there’s that. Look, it’s not like I didn’t know I screwed up by falling for her.
Also, for the record, unrequited love sucks big time.
And, I might have cut myself some slack by now, given everything that went down in the last few years, but Lulu just walked back into my life in a big way.

***

There are three things I’ve never been able to resist—my friends, my family, and chocolate.
Leo Hennessy? He was nowhere on that list. He’s been a true friend—a friend who walked through hell and back with me.
Now, I’m stepping into my new future. I didn’t expect it to include a riddle-filled, race-against-the-clock scavenger hunt across New York City.
With Leo.
Suddenly, I’m looking at this man with new eyes…
But my life spun out because of a man once before, and I can’t risk my fresh start, no matter what the temptation. And Leo is most definitely a temptation of the sexiest, sweetest, and most dangerous variety.
More irresistibly delicious than chocolate…

 

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A #1 New York Times Bestselling and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s sweet, sexy and witty. Her heroines are strong and smart and her heroes have hearts of gold and fantastic funny bones. She lives in California with her family, including her smoking hot and hilarious husband and her two brilliant and kind children. She has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs — she might have four dogs, or maybe five. If she’s lucky, she’ll soon have six dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 100 times, and she’s sold more than 3 million books. In January she’ll release BIRTHDAY SUIT, in March BEST LAID PLANS and in April THE FEEL-GOOD FACTOR. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter! laurenblakely.com/newsletter

 

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My review: God you fall in love with Leo from the very beginning and your heart breaks for him when he is so in love with Lulu but can’t do anything towards it. When Lulu comes back into his life you are rooting for them from the beginning, and you want to yell at Lulu that she had a made a mistake years ago, but you don’t yell because they get their chance and it is beautiful and utterly delicious!!! Enjoy

Hold Me Today by Maria Luis

 

Title: Hold Me Today
Series: Put A Ring On It #1

Author: Maria Luis

Genre: Sexy Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 17, 2019

 

Blurb

 

Rock bottom has never felt so good.

 

At least, that’s what I tell myself when I bargain with the enemy and score a renovation for my hair salon.

 

The enemy? Nick Stamos, my best friend’s older brother.

 

He’s got a body and face the Greek gods would envy but his personality needs a major overhaul.
 
He’s surly.
A rule-follower.
Did I mention he’s seen me naked?
 
I may have crushed on him for years, but the only place I want Nick swinging his hammer nowadays is at my salon.
 
Except, he needs something in return. . .
 
A fake girlfriend.
 
And I’m just reckless enough to say yes.

 

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~ Mina ~

 

A masculine hand sticks through the closing elevator doors, cutting off my train of thought as I lurch forward to jab the KEEP OPEN button. I smack it once with a heavy, don’t-fail-me-now finger, then again, my gaze flitting to the doors that are inching closed like the gates of Mordor.
 
That hand balls into a fist and then a suit-encased forearm appears, followed by a long leg and a brown, leather dress shoe. The leather is so soft, so visibly supple, I wouldn’t doubt that they cost more than my mortgage.
 
Gamóto.
 
At the Greek curse for “fuck”, and the more than familiar gravel-pitched voice, my back snaps straight, and I yank my gaze up. Up past the lean waist not even a suit jacket can hide. Up past the barrel chest and the bulging, I-swing-hammers-for-a-living arms. Up to a face that’s as unforgiving in its aristocratic, angular bone structure as his hair is a wild, dark mop on his head.
 
Only that curly hair and a pair of full, pillow-soft lips—not that I’ve ever tasted them, of course—make him seem more human than rigid statue.
 
Bingo.
 
Has there ever been more appropriate timing? I don’t think so.
 
She who asketh shall receive—or however the saying goes.
 
For possibly the first time in six years, I smile at the man standing just inches away.
 
Nick Stamos stares down at me, his pewter eyes hard and narrowed with suspicion. “Trying to amputate my arm, Ermione?”
 
My smile slips, hackles twitching like a cat’s fur standing on end when stalked by a predator. Er-me-o-ne. His tongue rolls over the R in my given name, his Greek accent perfect and sultry despite the condescension dripping heavy and thick with every purred syllable.
 
Don’t let him get to you.
 
Only, he’s gotten to me for years now.
 
“If by amputate you mean save,” I murmur with practiced flippancy, “then sure. It’s not my fault if technology doesn’t want to work for you.”
 
Those slate-gray eyes, unlike any pair I’ve ever seen, drop to where I’m still pressing the KEEP OPEN button. When his dark brows rise, taunting me with their perfect arches, I follow his lead and glance down at the illuminated button.
 
CLOSE DOORS.
 
Oh. Oh.
 
Air puffs up my chest with indignancy as I inhale swiftly. “You didn’t really need that arm, did you?”
 
Nick snorts derisively. Without sparing me another look, his big hand circles my wrist. His touch is bold, his skin hot. A shiver of something—revulsion, I hope—rolls down my spine, unwinding and unfurling until even my gold-painted toes curl in my heels. And, as though he fears I’m completely incompetent, he angles my still-pointed finger at the button to close the doors.
 
Pushes down and lingers, as though to taunt, see? This is how a contraption called an elevator works. Welcome to the twenty-first century, Ermione.
 
Ermione. Even in my head I can hear him slinging around the name I inherited from my maternal grandmother, knowing that it makes my mouth pinch and my hands clench.
 
My smile has, as it always does around him, completely evaporated.
 
The elevator pings shut.
 
Locking me in with Satan’s mortal sidekick, my best friend’s older brother.

 

Author Bio
Maria Luis is the author of sexy contemporary romances, though she may or may not have afew historical romances hiding in the cobwebs of her computer.

When she’s not writing about strong men and the sassy women who sweep them off their feet, Maria is a historian who specializes in medieval England and 19th century New Orleans. What do the two eras have in common, you ask? Not much, except for disease, scandalous activities and crime–Maria’s favorite topics.

Maria lives in New Orleans with her better half, where she can generally be found hiking
with her two dogs, Zeus and Athena, kayaking in Louisiana’s inter-coastal waterways, or curled up on the couch with a good book.

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My review: I loved it! In true Maria Luis’s fashion she got intrigued and in love with this couple from the very beginning.  I loved Mina and was heartbroken for her, her parents were horrible, no child should have to go thru that it was not her fault to be born under those conditions and treated as such. But luckily Mina continued and got what she deserved and that my friends was my hottie Nick, he was wonderful and even though he seemed to have it all together he didn’t he was vulnerable and looking for love only in all the wrong places when he has Mina right in front of him…Grab a copy my friends and Enjoy! because you will!