EARLY REVIEW: Twice in a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren

Twice in a Blue Moon


Christina Lauren

Releasing: October 22, 3019


Sam Brandis was Tate Jones’s first: Her first love. Her first everything. Including her first heartbreak.

During a whirlwind two-week vacation abroad, Sam and Tate fell for each other in only the way that first loves do: sharing all of their hopes, dreams, and deepest secrets along the way. Sam was the first, and only, person that Tate—the long-lost daughter of one of the world’s biggest film stars—ever revealed her identity to. So when it becomes clear her trust was misplaced, her world shattered for good.
Fourteen years later, Tate, now an up-and-coming actress, only thinks about her first love every once in a blue moon. When she steps onto the set of her first big break, he’s the last person she expects to see. Yet here Sam is, the same charming, confident man she knew, but even more alluring than she remembered. Forced to confront the man who betrayed her, Tate must ask herself if it’s possible to do the wrong thing for the right reason…whether “once in a lifetime” can come around twice.

πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’πŸ’ πŸ’πŸ’

I am a sucker for Second Chance romances & Author Christina Lauren delivered it.

I liked the unusual story of Sam & Tate.
There is a good combination of love, heartache, sexy times and a very good mystery of why these two did not work out the first time. 

This book brought me back to my days living in Hollywood and the people that I was surround by like Tate.  It is a world that was brought to life in this story and made it feel so real to be in Tate and Sam's world. Many emotions flowed reading this book.

Sam was frustrating to like in the beginning but he grew into me and I totally understood why he was soo guarded just like Tate was with their feelings towards one another.

Tons of angst so be warned that you will want to smack these two around and yell at your book in frustration but when that frustration is finally popped, be ready to explode in excitement with Tate and Sam getting that second chance in love,

Very well developed plot and storyline.  Many of the background characters I want to know more about and hope to see in future books of their stories.

**ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review***
5 Cherries Popped


πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’πŸ’ πŸ’πŸ’

Lauren Billings (but everyone calls her Lo) has a Ph.D. in neuroscience and before she made writing her full-time job, would spend her days doing nerdy research-type things wearing a lab coat and goggles. She is silly Mommy to two littles, wife to one mountain biking homebrewing scientist, bestie to a shoe-stealer, and an unabashed lover of YA and romance.

Christina Hobbs (but you’ll always hear Lo call her PQ) used to spend her days in a junior high counseling office surrounded by teenagers. Married to the cutest boy in school, she has a thirteen year old daughter, is an unapologetic lover of boy bands and glitter, and also likes to steal Lo’s shoes.

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COVER REVEAL: No Vacancy by Stephanie Rose

Can a summer fling become the love of a lifetime?
Title: No Vacancy
Author: Stephanie Rose
Cover Design: Najla Qamber | @NajlaQamberDesigns
Photography: Regina Wamba | @ArtistReginaWamba
Release Date: October 28, 2019

πŸ– BLURB πŸ–
Can a summer fling become the love of a lifetime?
Perpetual good girl Caterina Longo is dependable to a fault. At 33, she’s never called in sick. Never had a one-night stand. Never taken a chance in her entire life. When she walks in on a cheating ex and sees everything wrong with her life, she takes off on a solo vacation, busting out of her comfort zone and into the arms of a guy she never saw coming.
Joe Hunter has no room for distractions. Making his restaurant a success and proving his worth to his family—and himself—is his sole focus. At least it is until a beautiful stranger, in search of fried food and a shoulder, wanders in one night.
Is two weeks of unexpected, life-altering passion all they’re meant to share? What happens when vacation ends and real life takes over? 
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Stephanie Rose is a bad@ss New Yorker, a wife, a mother, a former blogger and lover of all-things chocolate. Most days you'll find her trying to avoid standing on discarded LEGO or deciding which book to read next. Her debut novel, Always You, released in 2015 and since then she's written several more—some of which will never see completion—and has ideas for a hundred to come.

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COVER REVEAL: Reindeer Falls by Jana Aston

Jana Aston is putting the ho ho ho in Christmas with her Reindeer Falls Series, coming this November!!

The Boss Who Stole Christmas (Reindeer Falls #1) 
Release Date: November 7th
Add to Goodreads: http://bit.ly/RF1_GR

Dear Santa,
Please bring me a new boss for Christmas. Mine is the worst. The worst, hidden in a six foot tall package of male perfection. It’d be easier if he looked like an old Scrooge, wouldn’t it?
Nick Saint-Croix doesn’t look like an old scrooge. He’s hot as-
Um, never mind. Just bring me a new boss. Please.
Sincerely, Holly Winter

If You Give A Jerk A Gingerbread (Reindeer Falls #2) 
Release Date: November 14th
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Dear Santa,
I do not want Keller James for Christmas.
I will not fall for him, no matter how charming or irresistible or famous he is. I will not be swayed by his skills in the kitchen or by his British accent. I’m going to win the Great Gingerbread Bake Off and no one is going to stand in my way. Not even Keller.
All kisses are off. I mean all bets. All bets are off. And his clothes, those are off too.
Grr, never mind. I’ll figure this out myself.
XOXO, Ginger Winter

The One Night Stand Before Christmas (Reindeer Falls #3) 
Release Date: November 21st
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Dear Santa,
Please stop by my house and pick up your suit. If you thought I was going to run it to the dry cleaners for you after you left it on my bedroom floor, you’ve got another think coming.
Best, Noel Winter

About the Author:
Jana Aston likes cats, big coffee cups and books about billionaires who deflower virgins. She wrote her debut novel while fielding customer service calls about electrical bills, and she's ever grateful for the fictional gynecologist in Wrong that readers embraced so much she was able to make working in her pajamas a reality. Jana’s novels have appeared on the NYT, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists, some multiple times. She likes multiples.

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REVIEW & NEW RELEASE: A Lie for A Lie by Helena Hunting

A Lie for a Lie 
Helena Hunting

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Sometimes I need an escape from the demands, the puck bunnies, and the notoriety that come with being an NHL team captain. I just want to be a normal guy for a few weeks. So when I leave Chicago for some peace and quiet, the last thing I expect is for a gorgeous woman to literally fall into my lap on a flight to Alaska. Even better, she has absolutely no idea who I am.

Lainey is the perfect escape from my life. My plan for seclusion becomes a monthlong sex fest punctuated with domestic bliss. But it ends just as abruptly as it began. When I’m called away on a family emergency, I realize too late that I have no way to contact Lainey.

A year later, a chance encounter throws Lainey and me together again. But I still have a lie hanging over my head, and Lainey’s keeping secrets of her own. With more than lust at stake, the truth may be our game changer.

πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’πŸ’ πŸ’πŸ’

First I’m going to say that I totally did not expect this book from Author Helena Hunting.

It was beautifully executed on giving us Pucked fans what we wanted, our Rookie.

We wanted His story because we knew he had to have one & Author Helena Hunting delivered it.

Rookie surprised me immensely.  

He left me presently satisfied & shocked on who he really is outside the hockey world. 

Not going to lie, he is the total package & I totally digged it!

And Lainey; once she meets Rook, their chemistry had me on fire πŸ”₯ just like them.  

They brought out things in each other that were so raw, exciting, beautiful, loving and of course down right sexy.

And the twist😳, did not see that coming. my heart was aching and then some but it digressed and came back to a full circle swoon all over again for these two.

As always, we get our favorite Puck ladies and gents making appearances throughout the book that had me laughing and loving their unity within their Pucked Family!

Go find out if the lie for a lie wins out in this #mustread story🐬 

**ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review***
5 Cherries Popped


πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’πŸ’ πŸ’πŸ’

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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