Cover Reveal: Love the One You Hate by R.S. Grey

Excuse me but I’m still not over how much I love this cover! Who does a BROWN cover and does it amazingly well?? RS MF GREY, of course! I’m so dang excited for this one! Releases May 7th and you’re not going to want to miss this one! 🤎

Nicholas Hunt is the man I hate.

For good reason.

His opinion of me is tainted by prejudice even before my arrival at his grandmother’s estate, and my first impression of him is just as abysmal.

His arrogance and icy demeanor make it clear that he’s the type of man who’s best handled at a distance.

Fortunately, space shouldn’t be an issue inside this Gilded Age mansion and its lush gardens. If I stick with the servants and he keeps to his sailboat and vintage Porsche, we should hardly cross paths at all. Unfortunately, at Rosethorn, I find that all roads eventually lead to Nicholas Hunt.

Sparks fly as we spar at the dinner table. Fighting words are flung in the shadows of the palatial halls. 

We hang suspended in our hatred of one another, painfully oblivious to the heat and tension that build with every moment we’re left alone. We’re liable to kill one another, I think…right up until my eyes land on his lips and a new feeling grips hold of me: lust. 

What’s worse? 

He knows it.

They say you should keep your enemies close, but when Nicholas tightens his grip on my waist and draws me near, I’m not sure if it’s out of loathing or love. 

One thing’s for sure—I intend to find out.

Review: The Ninth Inning by J. Sterling

Genre: Contemporary (Sports) Romance

Star Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Steam Level: 🔥🔥

This was a cute and quick read by an author I really enjoy but haven’t read in awhile. I loved The Perfect Game series and was pleasantly surprised when some of those characters made appearances in this book as well. Cole & Christina’s story is unique because we meet them after Cole has abruptly put an end to their on again/off again fling. He’s convinced that focusing on baseball and the upcoming draft is the only way to get out of his hitting slump, but turns out he’s even worse off without Christina by his side.

I loved watching these two find their way back together. There was the typical young adult drama and miscommunication but they were too cute together to care too much about that. This was a quick and sweet read that I would definitely recommend for sports romance fans!

Review: Open Book by Jessica Simpson

Genre: Memoir

Star Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Well if you think you knew everything there is to know about this queen, think again! I FLEW through this audiobook (read by Jessica herself) and I was completely enthralled with it from start to finish. I was floored by her honesty, humbled by her faith, and quite frankly hung on her every word when she spilled the tea about her marriage and divorce from Nick Lachey.

I knew she was successful and charming and hilarious, but I had no idea how downright wonderful Jessica is! She is a delight and total HBIC because even after all the difficult things she’s been through, miss thang is still running a billion dollar company.

Another 5⭐️ read that I gobbled up during quarantine. What was the last 5⭐️ book you read?

Review: City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

Genre: Historical Fiction

Star Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Okay so I know I’m suuuper late on this one, but man did I love it! Set in the 1940’s New York City theatre world, I knew this one would be right up my alley. I just didn’t expect it to hit me in the feels so hard. It’s a true coming of age tale that tells the story of Vivian Morris, as she reflects on her wild days as a costume designer and regular NYC party girl. Vivian looks back on the fun she had and the choices she made, including the one took a lifetime to fully understand and come to terms with. I highly recommend this one and if you have the opportunity to listen to the audiobook, take it because it’s phenomenal!

Mini a Review: More of You by Laura Pavlov

Star Ratings: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

Steam Level: 🔥🔥

Happy pub day to this gem and my pal, Laura. This one gets 4 angsty stars from me.

I wasn’t expecting such an emotional rollercoaster but that’s exactly what this was. The second book in Laura Pavlov’s trilogy was a super quick read for me. Cruz is still a snack but he kind of lost his mind and threw us all of a loop in this one. This was such a great read to lose myself in for a bit and I can’t wait to see how Cruz & Jade’s story ends.

Available TODAY on Amazon & Kindle Unlimited!

March Wrap-Up

Well, the ol’ Quarantine Slump got me a bit this month, folks. But also, Love Is Blind & Tiger King happened so 🤷🏼‍♀️ I was still able to read several books and had quite a few 5⭐️ reads, which was a nice little bright spot in an insanely long and stressful month. What was the best book you read this month?

🎧American Prince by Sierra Simone ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🔥🔥🔥🔥

📱Reborn Yesterday (arc) by Tessa Bailey ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🔥🔥

🎧American King by Sierra Simone ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🔥🔥🔥🔥

🎧The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🔥🔥🔥

📱The Happy Ever After Playlist (arc) by Abby Jimenez ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🔥🔥

🎧Catch & Kill by Ronan Farrow ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

🎧The Governess Game by Tessa Dare ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🔥🔥🔥

🎧Scoring Wilder by R.S. Grey ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🔥🔥🔥

📱Yours Truly, Cammie by S.J. Sylvis ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🔥🔥

📱Only When It’s Us (arc) by Chloe Liese ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🔥🔥🔥

🎧Enemies by Tijan ⭐️⭐️⭐️🔥🔥🔥

🎧Faking It by K. Bromberg ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫🔥🔥🔥

Review: Only When It’s Us by Chloe Liese

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Star Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Steam Level: 🔥🔥🔥

Well as the author herself said, “gird your loins” because Only When It’s Us is out today! I had the pleasure of reading an e-arc of this gem. I finished it a few days ago and I still can’t stop thinking about it! I don’t want to give too much away, but really all you need to know is it’s New Adult, the heroine is a college soccer star, the hero is a beardy, gruff,

nerdy mountain of a man, the steam is 👌🏻👏🏻 and they are frenemies that prank each other.

I love Chloe’s writing and have enjoyed all of her books, but this one is my favorite by far! I love that she is so inclusive and writes really diverse characters because that something we need more of! The chemistry between Willa & Ryder was off the charts and I loved that she introduced other characters that we will be meeting in future stories in this series. While miscommunication can be irritating to me in romance novels I loved that these characters grew and we got to see them overcome their issues and come into themselves both as individuals and as a couple. I would highly recommend this book!

Do NOT wait to grab your copy of this today! And stay tuned because I’ll be hosting a paperback giveaway soon!

Review: The Happy Ever After Playlist by Abby Jimenez

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Star Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Steam Level: 🔥🔥

What a perfect follow-up to The Friend Zone! I knew I was going to love Sloan’s story but I had no clue I would love it even more than TFZ! The fact that Sloan & Jason’s meet cute starts with an adorable and mischievous pup made me smile immediately and I was hooked from page one. Sloan might be my new favorite heroine because this chick is strong AF, communicates her needs, knows how to say no, and admits and acknowledges when she’s wrong, or out of line, or having a moment. And Jason??? Omg I just want to pinch his cheeks…both sets, of course. He is the damn sweetest, so patient, and even though he royally effs up a time or two, he had the best intentions and his heart was in the right place. Man guys, Abby really nailed it with this one and I am so stinking excited to see what she comes up with next!

Thank you SO much to the author, netgalley, and Forever for the e-arc. I’ve already pre-ordered my physical copy and you should too!The Happy Ever After Playlist hits shelves 4/14!

Review: Scoring Wilder by R.S. Grey

Genre: Contemporary (New Adult) Romance

Star Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Steam Level: 🔥🔥🔥

👸🏼🐝 Review: Scoring Wilder by R.S. Grey

Okay my friend, Jordan has been trying to get me to read this one for AWHILE and I’m so glad I finally listened to her because I LOVED IT!

✅ Young Adult

✅ Male & Female soccer stars

✅ Drama but still good communication between the two MC’s.

✅ Lots of steamy scenes.

✅ Fun and sassy heroine that takes zero shit.

Liam & Kinsley are so fun and cute and I loved rooting for them even when their relationship was slightly forbidden. This is one of Rachel’s earlier titles so if you haven’t read it yet, I highly recommend! Available on Amazon, KU, and Audible Escape!

Review: Yours Truly, Cammie by S.J. Sylvis

Star Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Steam Level: 🔥🔥

Is this account for reviewing books? Because it’s been so long, I forgot. But oh man, have I got a good one for you. Yours Truly, Cammie written by one of my favorite authors AND people, is just the thing I needed to get me out of my quarantine mini slump!

Cammie refuses to get into a relationship with a Marine. She’s experienced first hand the heartbreak and turmoil that can come with being close to someone who defends their country. So when the hunky Marine she treated in the ER turns out to be her new neighbor, she tries her hardest to steer clear. Luke infuriates and annoys her, but he also makes her laugh and she can’t stop thinking about him. When she finally decides to let her guard down, she finds out Luke has been hiding something from her and she’s immediately reminded why she vowed to never get involved with a soldier. It hurts too much.

So after watching so many effed up couples on Love is Blind, Cammie and Luke are kind of everything to me right now. Sammi’s writing is fun, and fresh, and so easy to get swept away in. I loved this story so much and the new cover for this book? GORGEOUS. I love a book that has the perfect balance of serious and silly. This was such a great escape from the reality of everything that’s going on right now and I highly recommend you check it out! It’s available on Amazon & KU!