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Sarah's 2¢: Goodbye Paradise by Sarina Bowen






Most people called it a cult. But for twenty years, Josh & Caleb called it home.

In Paradise, there is no television. No fast food. Just long hours of farm work and prayer on a dusty Wyoming ranch, and nights in a crowded bunkhouse. The boys of the Compound are kept far from the sinners’ world.

But Joshua doesn’t need temptation to sin. His whole life, he’s wanted his best friend, Caleb. By day they work side by side. Only when Josh closes his eyes at night can they be together the way he craves.

It can never be. And his survival depends on keeping his terrible desires secret.

Caleb has always protected Josh against the worst of the bullying at the Compound. But he has secrets of his own, and a plan to get away — until it all backfires.

Josh finds himself homeless in a world that doesn’t want him. Can Caleb find him in time? And will they find a place of safety, where he can admit to Josh how he really feels?

Warning: Contains a hot male/male romance, copious instances of taking the Lord's name in vain, and love against the kitchen counter. This book was previously released under the title: In Front of God & Everyone. 



  


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Goodbye Paradise is Sarina Bowen's latest venture into M/M territory.  It's a complete standalone but mentions a few things about Zach from Keepsake, but reads perfectly by itself.  

Josh and Caleb escaped a religious cult to live life on their own in the free world.  We follow their story of hitchhiking, learning about life outside of religion and coming into their own as a couple.  

I know I rated this book three stars and that's abnormal for me considering my love for Sarina's writing.  It is a great story, I'd love to even have more from them in the future.  The only thing that truly rubbed me the wrong way was Caleb's sexual prowess.  I'm not adverse to alpha males, I love them.  I just didn't understand why and how Caleb knew so much about sex, sex terms, etc. while living in a cult for his entire life?  They were sexually repressed.  They'd never kissed each other let alone a woman before but Caleb just had all the bases covered.  That was a slip for me.

As I stated previously, I absolutely adore Sarina's writing and enjoyed this story.  I'm not discounting it at all and you may love the book and find my negative point to be moot and dumb, that's the great thing about books!  No two people read the same thing.


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Waiting to Breathe (Waiting Duet, #1) by Alyson Reynolds Release Day Blitz




Title: Waiting to Breathe
Series: Waiting Duet #1
Author: Alyson Reynolds
Genre: New Adult/Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 21, 2017



She's broken.

He's lost.

Olivia Crawford had been through the ringer. All she wants is to start over without any complications or anyone figuring out her secrets. When her twin brother Finn convinces her to move back home and finish her degree at his school, it's just the push she needs to start over. 

Nathaniel Ford is the golden boy of SCU. He seems like he has it all, perfect family, awesome friends and fraternity brothers, and a few buildings on campus with his last name on them. But things aren't always what they seem.

From the first time Nate and Olivia bump into each other, literally, he wants more of her feisty attitude, but Olivia throws more walls up with each step he takes closer, and he isn't sure he can break them down fast enough.





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Author Bio

Romance writer. Wife. Mother of two. Avid reader. Queen of multitasking.

Originally from the south, Alyson likes to incorporate what she knows into her books. She's lived not only on the east coast, but the west coast and a few places in between. Alyson loves sharing stories about her crazy family to anyone who will listen. Her guilty pleasures consist of coffee, country music, brunch, breaking the rules, and pedicures. And she will always be a daddy's girl.

When Alyson isn't chasing around her two kiddos, she's normally writing. Or reading. Her Kindle library is out of control. Alyson writes mainly contemporary novels and novellas with a bit of new adult mixed in.





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Sarah's 2¢: Between the Secrets by S. Ferguson



Sometimes the past won’t let you escape no matter how much your future wants you to.

Jake James lives in the shadows of his shame. The guilt for what he’s done, for what was done to him, has left him hollow and haunted.

Greg Bissen just wants Jake to let him in, having accepted who he is a long time ago, he is desperate to break through Jake's defenses. 

When danger and an agonizing loss threatens to tear them apart, will Jake let the burdens of his past crush him?

Or can love really conquer all, even if it’s hiding in between the secrets? 

This book contains strong adult content that may not be suitable for readers sensitive to hard to read subjects.





     

    




   


Between the Secrets is S. Ferguson's second release and first venture into M/M territory. It reads as a standalone, but from experience I advise reading book one Something There In Between. The characters interconnect and the story goes on from book one and as someone who hasn't read it, I felt a little lost. 

Between the Secrets follows the lives of Jake and Greg. They're best friends and coworkers for the local mob boss. They're basically his muscle, taking care of orders and people when the time arises. 

Greg has always had feelings for Jake. He's kept them bottled up for years until finally his resolve breaks and shows him that their attraction is undeniable. 

Jake is your typical straight guy. He screws any woman that moves and doesn't look back as well as drinks way more than he should. He's got horrible memories from a traumatic childhood. He knows he's got some feelings for Greg, but with never having a relationship with another man, he doesn't know how to proceed. 

I enjoyed Between the Secrets. It's not your typical M/M gfy (gay for you) book with its dark undertones. I guess I wasn't expecting darkness, if I'm being honest. I didn't read S. Ferguson's first book because of the subject matter, and didn't really take into account what might be talked about in this book. Jake and Greg's friendship was easy, the secondary characters were great too. I guess I just didn't personally connect with the characters as I have no experience with their line of work and I felt kind of pushed into their story. There wasn't enough character development for me. 

I'm sure I'm the odd man out, with my opinion of Between the Secrets. With that being said S. Ferguson's writing was fantastic considering she's still a newbie and I look forward to reading more from her in the future. 


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Wicked Favor & Wicked Wish by Sawyer Bennett Cover Reveal

Sad to have seen The Wicked Horse come to an end? Well, a new one’s been opened in Vegas, and it’s hotter than ever! Wicked Favor & Wicked Wish are the first two books in the new series from New York Times Bestselling Author Sawyer Bennett.

Wicked Favor releases June 5th and Wicked Wish releases August 15th, both are standalones.



COVER DESIGNER: HANG LE
 
Wicked Favor AMAZON
New York Times bestselling author, Sawyer Bennett, is happy to introduce a new Wicked Horse club in Las Vegas and you’re cordially invited to attend the grand opening...

As the owner of The Wicked Horse, an elite sex club located along the Vegas Strip, Jerico Jameson never spends the night alone. Gorgeous, ripped, and totally alpha, Jerico doesn’t grant favors and will rarely give you the time of day—unless he wants you in his bed. So when the sister of his sworn enemy shows up asking for help, saying no should be easy. But when Jerico takes one look at her and sees an opportunity to help this beautiful woman while exacting revenge on her brother, he’s not about to pass that up.

Beaten and bruised, Trista Barnes is running out of options, and Jerico is her last chance to get out of the mess she’s in. She doesn’t know why Jerico despises her brother so much, but as long as he can help her, she doesn’t care. Jerico offers her safety while opening her up to a sinful world she never knew existed.

As she succumbs to Jerico’s erotic charm, Trista lets herself fall into the wicked world of guilt free pleasure with no regrets. Under his strong alpha hand, she blooms, and so does Jerico’s possessiveness. But what happens when Trista finds out she was a pawn in Jerico’s game all along, and that the price for his favor was steeper than she ever imagined – her heart.


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Wicked Wish AMAZON    New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett heats up Sin City when the Wicked Horse comes to Las Vegas. Stop by and visit the Wicked Horse Vegas to fulfill your Wicked Wish and to make your darkest desires reality.















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WickedHorseBoxedSet2DforiBooksIn celebration of the opening of The Wicked Horse Vegas, you can now purchase The Wicked Horse series as a boxed set! The Wicked Horse Boxed Set is available for a limited time only.

Never in your wildest dreams could you begin to imagine all the filthy and depraved things that go on inside The Wicked Horse. Step inside to make every one of your dirty fantasies come true.

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AuthorPhoto  Since the release of her debut contemporary romance novel, Off Sides, in January 2013, Sawyer Bennett has released more than 30 books and has been featured on both the USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists on multiple occasions.

 A reformed trial lawyer from North Carolina, Sawyer uses real life experience to create relatable, sexy stories that appeal to a wide array of readers. From new adult to erotic contemporary romance, Sawyer writes something for just about everyone.

 Sawyer likes her Bloody Marys strong, her martinis dirty, and her heroes a combination of the two. When not bringing fictional romance to life, Sawyer is a chauffeur, stylist, chef, maid, and personal assistant to a very active toddler, as well as full-time servant to two adorably naughty dogs. She believes in the good of others, and that a bad day can be cured with a great work-out, cake, or a combination of the two.

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Summer Trouble by Ruby Rowe Release Day Blitz: Excerpt, Giveaway, & Lauren's 2¢






COLTON
I tried to keep my distance. I knew how much trouble Summer could cause me once she was, in her words, “legal.” She wouldn’t accept that being my best friend’s sister meant she was governed by another set of laws.
She was the forbidden fruit.
The “off-limits” trophy prize I couldn’t win.
The “don’t look and sure as hell don’t touch” female in my life.
But Summer pushed until I was backed into a corner. My hands and mouth had nowhere to go but on her. That was my story, and I was stickin’ to it.

SUMMER
I’d known Colton Graham all my life, and he was always a pest … until he wasn’t. That handsome face and masculine body he grew into became hard to look away from, and the more he matured and distanced himself from me, the more I wanted him close.
Since I’d grown up with a brother, I knew how college guys operated. Relationships were off the table, and fine by me; I only wanted two adventurous months with Colton. I knew he wouldn’t be my last, but I was hell-bent on making him my first. What was the harm in that? I could do casual … or so I thought.

Summer Trouble is a Ruby Romp Novella, meaning it contains insta-lust, along with an abundance of dirty talk and graphic sex. It can typically be enjoyed in one reading, so get ready for a fast-paced “get your panties wet” ride.
 
 
        
 
 
 
Excerpt from Summer Trouble
© Ruby Rowe 2017

“Why are you doing this? You’ve never liked Zane in that way.”
“I can’t tell you.”
“Why not? Is he forcing you into this?” His protective nature unveils itself through a furrowed brow and clenched jaw. “Is he holding something over your head? What is it? Because I’ll drag him out of that house this instant and kick his ass.” Releasing my chin, he closes his hands into fists.
“Calm down, geez. I want experience, OK?” Averting my gaze to the grass, I pick at the hem of my shorts. “I thought maybe if I wasn’t so innocent, you wouldn’t feel guilty for touching me.”
Seconds pass, and I’m feeling foolish. He turns to walk away, so I cover my face with my palms.
Groaning, he mutters, “Fuck it,” and my hands are jerked down next. “Are you that determined to get with me?”
Biting on my lip, I nod. “I’ve had a crush on you for years, and I’ve been waiting for you to notice me.”
Sighing, he scrubs his face.
“Seriously? Summer, there’s nothin’ harder to do than to not notice you.”
Grabbing one of my hands, he drags me behind him. My feet start to slide as we travel down a small hill, getting closer to my brother with each step. About thirty feet away, he turns to me.
“If you’re so hell-bent on losing your V-card tonight, then you’re losing it to me, but don’t forget for a second that you asked for this. Now, giggle or something. Act like the other drunk fucks around here so your brother will let me drive you home.”
“But we can’t go to my house.”
“We’re not. We’re going to mine.”

  

In all honesty, I’m not a huge novella fan. Just as I get invested in the story – BAM – it’s over. Or, in some cases, it has little storyline and a whole lot of sexy time. But, Summer Trouble had neither of those issues. Ruby Rowe’s story is the perfect length and balance, leaving the reader satisfied and begging for more. 

Summer is Colton’s best friend’s younger sister. That was a mouthful… We all know how that goes. She’s off limits. It doesn’t matter how hot he things she is or how often she throws her curves at him, she’s not to be touched. But what happens when the little amount of willpower Colton is holding onto breaks? Yeah, you guessed it, a lot of naughty nonsense. But what happens when the summer ends? Or better yet, if Summer’s brother finds out? 

I’d definitely recommend Summer Trouble, especially if you’re in a time crunch and feel the need to read. It would make an awesome beach read, now that the warmer weather is on its way, or a quick read in between finals or while waiting in the student pick-up line at school. You can’t go wrong here. One-click this gem today. 



  
  
 



 
 

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Cover Reveal: March 23rd

Release Blitz (with review option): April 27th


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About Ruby Rowe

She’s also author Scarlet Wolfe.

She LOVES Pinterest and spends hours on there, scouting inspiration for her stories.

She had never written anything in her life other than school papers when she started her first manuscript.

She loves bacon, and she posts about it so much that her readers send her bacon items. One even sent her bacon-flavored lip balm.

She had never read a romance novel before Fifty Shades of Grey, and it’s what inspired her to write her first novel.

She daydreams so much she often ends up in the men’s room at stores and restaurants.

She’s into BDSM.

She loves the ocean and dreams of living near it.

She was blessed to raise two amazing boys.

She has only read and written HEAs up to this point. She’s a sucker for a fairytale romance.
  
 
Ruby Rowe’s debut novella releases March 9, 2017; however, this is not her first book. She began writing in January of 2013 under the pen name Scarlet Wolfe, releasing contemporary and young adult. She soon tried her hand at writing erotica romance and fell in love with the genre.
The pen name Ruby Rowe came about this year when she decided it best to keep her racier books separate from her young adult romances. She also has plans to branch out and release straight erotica, however, she’s a romantic at heart, and believes it will be difficult not to include it in every story.
When not writing, Ruby reads naughty books about possessive, hot alpha males. She has an addiction to Pinterest, pinning all the sensual photos she can find. She loves bacon, coffee, and other flavors of ice cream besides vanilla. ;) She hopes her writing will allow her readers a reprieve from the real world, giving them an opportunity to live out their fantasies.
         
        
 
 
 
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