Friday, August 26, 2016


TITLE: Anti-Stepbrother
AGE GROUP: New Adult
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: August 21, 2016
PUBLISHER: Self-Published
PAGES: Approx. 321
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RATING: 5 Stars!

He told me to 'settle, girl.' 
He asked if 'something was wrong with me?' 
He said I was an ‘easy target.’ 
That was within minutes when I first met Caden Banks. 
I labeled him an *sshole, but he was more than that. Arrogant. Smug. Alpha. 

He was also to-die-for gorgeous, and my stepbrother’s fraternity brother. 

Okay, yes I was a little naive, a tad bit socially awkward, and the smallest amount of stalker-ish, but if Caden Banks thought he could tell me what to do, he had another thing coming. 

I came to college with daydreams about being with my stepbrother, but what would happen if I fell for the anti-stepbrother instead?

REVIEWER'S NOTE: Anti-Stepbrother is a New Adult, Romance written by Tijan. I was gifted a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review through The Rock Stars of Romance.

5 “Caden Banks - SWOON!” Stars!
This heartwarming friends-to-lovers romance is a perfect ten! Witty and fun with a little bit of angsts, Anti-Stepbrother is a must read! 

The Review: 
Anti-Stepbrother is an outstanding read! Being a huge fan of this author, I knew I was going to be in for a delectable treat when we got word she had a new stand alone coming out and trust me when I say, this book was nothing short of amazing. I loved every romantic, clever, sweet moment between Caden and Summer. Another fantastic read from Tijan!

Kevin Matthews is self-centered, clueless and egocentric. He was top dog in highschool but that boy had a few things to learn about himself, about the world and about people in general. Calling him a douche-canoe wouldn’t be too inaccurate.

Summer Stoltz has been in love with her step-brother, Kevin, for the last two years. Going to college to be with him seemed like the next step after their summer night of love, but when she gets there, she’s faced with a reality she never expected as the blinders fall away and Kevin Matthews true colors shine through. 

Summer is left vulnerable after her heart has been stomped on and when she literally bumps into Caden Banks, he leaves her with an offensive first impression and a rapid heartbeat. She officially titles the hottie, “Asshole”. 

Caden and Summer start off their relationship with an adorable awkwardness and some sassy barbs, but soon find themselves being thrown together in weird circumstances where their friendship blooms and takes off.

I loved Summer. She was uncomplicated and honest to a fault. She was somewhat naive and when we first meet her, she’s living in a bit of delusion, but that soon changes. She was brave and strong and the right kind of weird. I loved watching as she slowly left her wallflower ways behind, allowing her confidence to grow, and letting her spirited, bold inner badass take over. She was an inspiration and a breath of fresh air.

Caden is a no-nonsense kind of guy. A family tragedy has left him reeling and he’s determined to live every day as a better man. His attraction to Summer starts off because she’s different and real. But he’s also cautious with her because he senses she has feelings for Kevin. Soon though, her goofy, quick-witted character draws him in and their steady friendship blooms into a beautiful, full on friends-to-lovers romance that left my heart melting and a goofy smile on my face.

As always, this author provides a round-house of fascinating, lively characters. Marcus and Avery were a delightful side story that added an extra bit of romance to our romance! I loved watching these two find one another. And Colton.... Oh how I loved his story. My heart broke while it also soared for the challenges he faced and the love that surrounded him.

Side Note...
This read was phenomenal and don’t misunderstand, I loved every wonderful, heartfelt minute of it, and it’s totally deserving of the five stars I’m giving it. But I’ve come to expect a certain amount of drama and angst from this author. Her books are usually filled with a heavy dose of angsty drama with a side of drama topped with a big drama garnish and they have a way of making me feel like I’m standing on a cliff, with a dark, bottomless pit below and with just one push (which she has always delivered in past books), I could be free-falling into that over-the-top drama and angsts her stories provide. This book was more of a feel-good story than a drama-angst story and though Caden was handsome and hot and sweet, he lacked that dark brooding and intense sexual vibe I'm used to in her hero's. It was a nice switch up from her norm, but as much as I loved this book, I also kind of missed that stomach clenching, free-fall feeling.

The Wrap Up: 
Anti-Stepbrother was a perfect romance and one I will enjoy time and again. I love rereading books and this one is already in my reread pile! I heart Caden hard!

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I didn't begin writing until after undergraduate college. There'd been storylines and characters in my head all my life, but it came to a boiling point one day and I HAD to get them out of me. So the computer was booted up and I FINALLY felt it click. Writing is what I needed to do. After that, I had to teach myself how to write. I can't blame my teachers for not teaching me all those years in school. It was my fault. I was one of the students that was wishing I was anywhere but at school! So after that day, it took me lots of work until I was able to put together something that resembled a novel. I'm hoping I got it right since someone must be reading this profile! And I hope you keep enjoying my future stories.

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Thursday, August 25, 2016


TITLE: Watching The Sky Cry
AUTHOR: J.B. Hartnett
GENRE: Romance

Ten years is a long time when you’re thirty-two. We’d seen our share of ups and downs, but I could honestly say, they were mostly up. That’s the thing about happiness though. It lulls you into a false sense of security. 

Neither one of us ever thought we’d ever be touched by crippling loss or immeasurable grief. But not all stories have a happy ending, and I knew, better than anyone, that sometimes, one of you won’t make it till the end. One of you has to go first. And one of you will be left behind to pick up the pieces. 

That one is me. 

But starting over isn’t what I thought it would be. I need escape from the memories that plague me, remind me. So I went back to where it all began. To the town where I was born. To the place whose beauty could pierce my pain. Where I experienced my first kiss, where I fell in love, where a man was my earth. And I… 

I was his sky.


Julie is a southern California native, a fan of a really good story (preferably a romance with a happily ever after), really good pie (preferably pumpkin)and copious amounts of coffee (preferably Folgers).

She has always enjoyed writing and at one time thought she might be a singer/songwriter. The 'writer' part is that one that stuck.

Julie is obsessed with Pi...the equation and the food. She's allergic to cats, cantaloupe and hates mushrooms. So if you ever want to give her a gift, those are out for sure.

She currently lives with her romance hero husband and two boys in Melbourne, Australia.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016


TITLE: Neighbor Dearest
AUTHOR: Penelope Ward
AGE GROUP: New Adult
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: August 13, 2016
PUBLISHER: Self-Published
PAGES: Approx. 299
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RATING: 5+ Stars!
CLIFFHANGER: No (Standalone)

A STANDALONE NOVEL that does NOT need to be read in conjunction with any other book.

From New York Times bestselling author, Penelope Ward, comes a friends-to-lovers story with sexy new characters.

After getting dumped, the last thing I needed was to move next door to someone who reminded me of my ex-boyfriend, Elec.

Damien was a hotter version of my ex.

The neighbor I’d dubbed “Angry Artist” also had two massive dogs that kept me up with their barking.

He wanted nothing to do with me. Or so I thought until one night I heard laughter coming through an apparent hole in my bedroom wall. 

Damien had been listening to all of my phone sessions with my therapist. 

The sexy artist next door now knew all of my deepest secrets and insecurities.

We got to talking. 

He set me straight with tips to get over my breakup. 

He became a good friend, but Damien made it clear that he couldn’t be anything more. 

Problem was, I was falling hard for him anyway. And as much as he pushed me away, I knew he felt the same…because his heartbeat didn’t lie.

I thought my heart had been broken by Elec, but it was alive and beating harder than ever for Damien. 

I just hoped he wouldn’t shatter it for good. 

Author's note – Neighbor Dearest is a full-length standalone novel. Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

Reviewer's Note: Neighbor Dearest is a New Adult/Adult, Contemporary Romance Standalone written by Penelope Ward. I was gifted a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review through The Rock Stars of Romance.

5 “Changed the story” Stars!
Sexy, Romantic and Completely Consuming. I devoured this in one blissful sitting! 

The Review: 
The FEELS! Holy hell, the FEELS people! This book was all heart and downright delicious! I couldn’t put it down! And I mean, who would want to? Damien is just THAT perfect! You have to read this book! Like, right now!

I can honestly say, I was worried about reading Neighbor Dearest. I loved Elec so much in Stepbrother Dearest and I didn’t want to read anything that would be disparaging to his character at all. I thought reading the heartbreak of Chelsea and seeing the aftermath of their breakup would put a shadow over a character I absolutely loved. But it totally didn't. If anything, it took a character I cared nothing about and made her a pivotal centerpiece in a story that was epically heartfelt and poetically beautiful. Penelope Ward literally “changed the story” for Chelsea and made me love her in spite of her ex-lover status with one of my all time favorite book boyfriends. And then she gave us Damien! Holy hotness on a mancandy stick! Damien was everything a book boyfriend should be. Alpha strong, smart, funny, sarcastic with a kindness that seeps through everything he does. He’s intense and vulnerable and so very courageous. He had some serious emotional walls, but when he decided to reach out and take what was offered, he was absolutely unstoppable in loving the woman he decided he had to be with. And he’s HOT! Did I mention that? Cuz he totally is! All those things make book boyfriends desirable and Damien had them pouring out of him in waves. 

When the book opens, we get a first hand glimpse into the devastation Elec left behind when he followed his heart. Chelsea was left heartbroken and insecure and completely vulnerable, questioning everything she thought she’d known. She’s trying to move on but her heart seemed stuck.

“I believed love was indestructible.
I was wrong.” 

I was worried about the Elec bashing we might get in this book and though Chelsea’s heart is broken and she does have a few choice words to say about her ex, it’s not the crap-fest I was expecting. The author handled it very well. Sure, Chelsea was dispirited and there was the usual “how could he dump me for her” comments, but for those of you who were scared it would be too much, it wasn’t. It was just the right amount to show how devastated she was (I mean, who wouldn’t be. She lost Elec after all!), but she soon picked herself up when she realized there was life after heartbreak and that maybe her all-consuming love for Elec wasn’t the soul-mating she thought it was. 

Damien Hennessay came into Chelsea’s life at the perfect time and she came into Damien’s life at just the right moment. They saved each other and their story was filled with fun, silly moments, angsty, heartbreaking moment, revelations, soul searching and complete and total romance. Their budding friendship, the push-pull between them and then the exquisite romance was expertly done. I swooned, laughed and even cried! I can count on one hand the amount of times a book has made me shed a tear. This one though.. three time! THREE! It was phenomenal in every way and I can’t suggest it enough.

And for us Elec lovers, there was resolution to be found and a HEA for all.

The Wrap Up: 
This author has a way of transporting you to another world. A world filled with hope, clarity, understanding and moving forward. Sometimes... well most times, there’s soul bearing angsts along the way, but the rocky journey is always worth traversing through, to get to the beautiful end. This novel did just that. I was scared to enter life post Elec. I was fearful it might change how I felt about him. But it didn’t. Not even a little. If anything, I love him more because he had one of the hardest decisions to make when he let Chelsea go. I see that now. And as he said, things worked out just how they were supposed to. Chelsea and Damien were magical. THEY are MY unicorn and they give me hope. 

”You were never able to understand how he could do what he did to you, why things happened that way. I figured it out. You know why it didn’t work out with him?”
“Because God made you for me.”

NOTE: You do NOT need to read Stepbrother Dearest to follow along with this book. It’s definitely a stand alone. But seriously, you should. One word. Elec. That is all. :)

Final thoughts... because I can’t help myself.
While you’re rooting for the hero and heroine to finally complete their union after their extraordinary journey, you never really give a second thought to what happens to the ex, the girl left standing alone as the “it couple” ride off into the sunset. I sure didn’t give Chelsea a second thought after she stopped being an obstacle for Elec and Greta. It never occurred to me her heartbreak and her journey back from that heartbreak, would be story worthy. But it was. It so, so totally was. I loved seeing the other side of the coin. And then there were the surprise character connections from this author's other books. I love how Penelope Ward intertwined these stories! I can’t wait to read Jade’s book, because you know it’s coming! She was another ex I didn’t think much about past her exit from RoomHate. But now? Now I need to know she finds her HEA because she was a delightful surprise in this book. Hearts break, relationships end. But life goes on. New and exciting things are destined for us if we have the courage to reach out and grab them. Chelsea sure found that out and now I don’t think I’ll be as eager to discard the ex as insignificant again. That was a revelation.

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Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor, before switching to a more family-friendly career. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 11-year-old girl with autism and a 9-year-old boy. Penelope and her family reside in Rhode Island.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

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TITLE: Six Month Rule
SERIES: Kingston Ale House
GENRE: Entangled: Select, Romance
RELEASE DATE: July 11, 2016
PUBLISHER: Entangled
PAGES: Approx. 280
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The second I met Will Evans in his three-piece suit with that hot as hell British accent, I wanted him.

That is…until he insulted my shoes and stole my corner office.

Now I have to work side-by-side with the surly British arsehole who just set my career back six months.

It’s fine. That accent won’t get to me, no matter how sexy it sounds when he asks permission to do things professionals shouldn’t do. On the couch. In the corner office I still wish was mine.

Maybe we can’t keep our hands off each other, but I’m sure as hell not falling for a guy who lives an ocean away. Because in six months, he’s leaving for good.

I don’t do broken hearts, but you know what they say…

There’s a first time for everything.

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“I just stopped in to give you a proper good-bye before you leave for London,” she said, a small smile lighting up her features, one she had to know he was powerless against.

Will kissed her with abandon and ignored that word, “good-bye.” He pushed up her skirt and slid his fingers beneath her knickers, his thumb pressing against her clit. Neither spoke another word as she unbuttoned his jeans and helped him wriggle free, taking his boxers with them. She pulled a condom from a pocket hidden in the full skirt of her dress, tore it open, and slid it down his length. Then she guided his hands as they removed the knickers.

Dress still on, the floral pattern covering them like a blanket, she lowered herself onto him, burying his erection to the hilt. Will breathed in sharply, a small growl vibrating over his vocal cords, and Holly let a soft moan slip from her parted lips. They’d made love in the office before, knew the unspoken rule to keep things—well—unspoken. But something about today felt different to him. Even though the show was four-plus months away, this afternoon was the first they’d spoken of what their future held, which was nothing beyond the new year.

Holly rose on her knees and descended upon him again and again in slow, measured movements, enough that Will pushed any thoughts of the future back to where they couldn’t interrupt the present. Because, good God, what this woman did to him.

He untied the halter from behind her neck, and as she writhed on top of him, the bodice of her dress fell. He laid his hands back on her hips, moving with her and simply admiring the view.

“You’re breathtaking,” he said in a rough whisper, and her heavy eyes opened to catch him staring, but she didn’t stop moving.

“And you’re going to get us in trouble,” she teased quietly, “if you don’t shut that mouth of yours.”

Will grinned.

“I’m quite aware of the volume of my voice, and I assure you it is well within the safe range, Ms. Chandler,” he said. “Besides, I’d be a daft bloke to risk not receiving a proper good-bye again.”

And before she could chastise him, he sneaked a hand underneath her skirt and pressed his thumb back into her center. Holly bucked against him, back arching, and then gasped much louder than any of his whispering.

“Careful,” he warned. “You’re going to get us in trouble.” But it was Friday afternoon, and the two of them knew that no one was within earshot other than Jackie at the front desk. But Will took a bet on the constantly ringing phones and decided that Jackie was no threat to his need to finish Holly with a flourish.

He swirled his thumb between them, and Holly’s knees gripped his thighs. She braced her hands against his shoulders and held still as he rotated his hips and did his best to drive this woman half as mad as she’d already driven him. He fought against the building pressure between his legs, rubbing his thumb against her until she cried out so loud she had to straighten in order to clasp a palm over her mouth. Then it was game over as she gripped the sofa behind his shoulders and rode him hard and fast until he exploded inside her, silencing his own threat of giving them away by crushing his lips against hers.

The orgasm ebbed as Holly slowed to a stop. She kissed him one more time, straightened to tie her dress back around her neck, and then slid off him without another word. She picked up her knickers from the floor and shoved them in the pocket where the condom once was. Not until she was at the door did she turn to him one last time.

“Have a good trip, Billy. I’m putting in some extra hours at the office this weekend, so I look forward to a proper hello upon your return.”



AJ Pine writes stories to break readers’ hearts, but don’t worry—she’ll mend them with a happily ever after. As an English teacher and a librarian, AJ has always surrounded herself with books. All her favorites have one big commonality–romance. Naturally, her books have the same. When she’s not writing, she’s of course reading. Then there’s online shopping (everything from groceries to shoes) and, of course, a tiny bit of TV where she nourishes her undying love of vampires and superheroes. And in the midst of all of this, you’ll also find her hanging with her family in the Chicago burbs.

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COVER REVEAL - WITH TIES THAT BIND: A Broken Bonds Novel by Trisha Wolfe:

TITLE: With Ties That Bind: A Broken Bonds Novel
SERIES: Broken Bonds
AUTHOR: Trisha Wolfe
GENRE: Romance, Thriller
RELEASE DATE: October 11, 2016
COVER DESIGNED BY: Najla Qamber Designs

A new threat has descended upon Arlington, and lead medial examiner Avery Johnson is in its sights, being targeted by the city’s latest serial killing menace known to the public as the Alpha Killer.

Whether urban legend or reality, the Alpha feeds into the media craze, orchestrating a killing spree to stamp out all rivals. And when Avery’s tangled web of deception pulls her further into to Alpha’s sadistic game, there’s only one thing she fears more: losing Quinn. With just as many secrets to guard as the elusive crime lord, Avery’s time is running out to reveal the truth to Quinn, the stubborn, by-the-book detective bent on protecting her at all costs.

As a lead takes the ACPD task force deep into the bowels of a corrupt law firm, the discovery of a vast criminal network with far-reaching connections threatens to unmask many players. How deep does the corruption go? How far does the Alpha’s reach extend? While the team races to catch a killer, Detective Quinn is faced with an impossible choice. Will he betray the woman he’s fallen for, or seek his own vengeance outside of the law?

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From an early age, Trisha Wolfe dreamed up fantasy worlds and characters and was accused of talking to herself. Today, she lives in South Carolina with her family and writes full time, using her fantasy worlds as an excuse to continue talking to herself.

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Monday, August 22, 2016


TITLE: Bad Judgment
AUTHOR: Meghan March
AGE GROUP: New Adult
GENRE: Romance
RELEASE DATE: August 22, 2016
PUBLISHER: Self-Published
PAGES: Approx. 350
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He’s so arrogant.
     She’s so self-righteous.
I can’t stand him.
     I want her.
He’s a distraction I don’t need.
     She’ll say yes eventually because I’m not giving up. 

Justine Porter is stuck between a rock and a stripper pole. She lost her law school scholarship, which means she has two choices to keep her life on track: strip for her tuition or tutor the most distractingly sexy guy in her class—the one she’s been turning down for two years straight. It should be an easy choice, but tutoring Ryker Grant could derail her plans to graduate with honors faster than two-for-one night at the Déjà Vu. Then again, topless has never really been her color.

She could take the easy road, just this once . . . but the deal has enough loopholes to trip anyone up.

Who knew they taught bad judgment in law school?

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Meghan March's writing is so addicting. From the very first page she sucks you in, and that's exactly what happened with Bad Judgment. It was sexy, angsty, and consuming. Another fantastic read from Meghan. Ps thanks for keeping me up late at night - Meghan Quinn


Meghan March has been known to wear camo face paint and tromp around in woods wearing mud-covered boots, all while sporting a perfect manicure. She's also impulsive, easily entertained, and absolutely unapologetic about the fact that she loves to read and write smut. Her past lives include slinging auto parts, selling lingerie, making custom jewelry, and practicing corporate law. Writing books about dirty talking alpha males and the strong, sassy women who bring them to their knees is by far the most fabulous job she's ever had. She loves hearing from her readers at

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