Monday, August 31, 2020

Hot Pickle by JJ Knight


Title: Hot Pickle
Author: JJ Knight
Genre: Standalone Romantic Comedy
Release Date: August 31, 2020


He’s about to become a very big dill.
A best friend’s sister rom com from USA Today bestselling author JJ Knight

I’m rock hard.
No, not like that.
When that happens, you won’t need me to tell you.

I’m a competitive bodybuilder, ready for my first regional contest. And winning requires more than just killer workouts, diet, or stage presence.

It’s all about the tan.

My training partner Franklin uses the best in the business — Camryn Schultz. She understands the career killer of a badly placed white spot.
She’s also his sister.

So when the craptastic tan I’m given for my first competition requires an emergency patch, Frank knows exactly who to call.
The thing is, when Camryn’s hands hit my skin, more than a few muscles spring to life.
I’m about to head on stage in the tiniest Speedo imaginable and parts of me no longer fit.

What I need to do for my friendship and my future on the circuit is to walk away.

But when Camryn’s got her hands on my hard body, there’s no way this Pickle is going to get anything but hot.

Hot Pickle is a 300-page standalone romantic comedy about workout junkies, bodybuilding gods, and the couple who sprays together, stays together.

Rating: ☆☆☆☆

Max Pickle - what an introduction!! It set the tone for the whole book and you know you are in for a whole lot of fun along the way.

The arena of bodybuilding and competition is not something that I am familiar but this book brings us a tongue in cheek look into the world that involves eating carbs, hours at the gym, not drinking water and fake tans. You would expect Max to be arrogant and vain but he is a genuinely nice guy, finding his way into competitions by chance than design. His day job as a Pickle and a Deli owner is what keeps him grounded.

His bad tan brings into Camryn's world as she rescues him from complete embarrassment but the instant attraction is obvious for all to see. There is a hesitation to act on their attraction as Camryn's brother is Max's training partner.

This was a refreshing read. It was one that made me smile, laugh and warmed my heart.

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Camryn waits for me to shed my pants. I almost trip over them, anxious and unsure. She’s getting to me. I toss them on the floor with my bag and hold out my arms.

“Tell me the damage.”

Camryn makes a slow walk around me, tapping the end of a makeup brush against her cheek.

“You smeared the color here when you put on your trunks. You should always wear them for your final day tan to avoid this.” Her hand smooths something low on my ass, and everything in my body goes warm.

My eyes blink shut, and I try to concentrate on something other than her touch. I run through my bodybuilding poses, picturing myself on the stage.

Something bonks my nose, and I open my eyes to see Camryn standing there again. “I have your back acceptable. You shouldn’t lose any points.”

Before I can even get in a thank you, the end of her brush pokes my chest. “But we have to do something about these abs. You have a light patch just below your navel in the critical area from belly button to…”

She hesitates. "Below.”

I don’t know what she was going to call it, but apparently it’s a word she doesn’t want to use around me.

I can’t stifle my grin. “You saying my happy trail is too bright?”

She rolls her eyes. “I’m saying the lack of consistent color won’t do you any favors with the judges.”

“Do with me what you must.”

Okay, now hold up.

I have to pause the story here.

Because this, my friend, is where Camryn gets on her knees in front of my junk, a tube in her hand.

And things get really awkward.

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JJ Knight is the USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance and romantic comedy. She’s never met a pickle she didn’t want to eat.

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Take You/Make You by MV Ellis


Series Duet: Boys of Trinity Hall
Author: MV Ellis
Genre: Dark Romance
Cover Design: Opium House Creatives
Title: Take You
Release Date: September 22, 2020
Revenge is a dish best served now Fox Let players play, let haters hate I need my revenge, don’t make me wait Revenge is a dish I’ll be serving cold You don’t know it yet, but it will be bold Before I take revenge I’ll dig two graves One for my conscience, the other for your shame
Revenge is sweet, but I’m definitely not I’m applying the heat until you’re too hot Rose Revenge is a dish best served cold The best revenge is being me until I’m old The past is in the past, where it belongs Let’s leave it alone, can’t right those wrongs I’ve paid the price, pay dearly every day No need to hurt me, I’m hurting anyway I’ll pay for what I did, with my heart and soul
Will you take me down, is that your goal?
Title: Make You
Release Date: September 29, 2020
Loyalty tied us together, but love could tear us apart Kane An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth We’ll work together, we’ll expose the truth I’ll have his back, like he has mine We’ve kept our secret for such a long time At the end of the day, when we both fall We’ll fight fire with fire, winner takes all Our bond is strong, we’re close as can be With you between us, can we be three? Rose A rose by another name, was I ever sweet? When I’m scared can you hear my heart beat? When I’m alone at night, can you hear my thoughts? Can you feel my regret for all those taunts? If I should die before I wake will you care? Or dance on the grave you helped me make? When I fall for you, I’ll fall hard and deep Why do you make me tremble and weep?
MV ELLIS knows what it’s like to fall head over heels in love with a badass musician. She followed her heart halfway around the world to be with one. She moved from London to Sydney after a steamy holiday romance with a sexy bass player in sultry Brazil.
Twelve years, two children and a dog later, and she’s still smitten. All this with a guy she sat next to on a bus for 36 hours! She has toured internationally as a ‘WAG’, and her experiences inspire her writing.
Ellis’ love of romance began when she was 11 years old, after a summer spent secretly reading her auntie’s books. She’s been a sucker for an alpha hero and strong heroine ever since.
An avid reader, Ellis always knew that she’d write a book of her own one day. She was right about that. Following a career spanning advertising, marketing, and social media, she finally wrote Catching London in 2017. She has continued to expand the Heartless Few series beyond Catching London, with releases planned through to 2020. In addition, she has launched a new four-part
series, Rough Ink series, set in the sexy world of a New York tattoo studio. Expect the same sexy badass guys, angst galore, witty banter, scorching bedroom scenes, and kickass sassy women; but with a whole new world, and cast of characters to get to know and love. Zed, the first book in the series launched in June 2019.

The Heartache of Life by K.L. Humphreys


Title: The Heartache of Life
Series: Working Girls Series
Author: K.L. Humphreys
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: September 24, 2020
Cover Design: Design Bunnies
You can have everything you’ve ever wanted and in the blink of an eye you can lose it all.
Gemma Green’s dreams were set in motion from a very young age, but that all changed when her dad died leaving her alone in the world.
Marrying a man forty years older than her was never her plan, but sometimes the only way to survive is to do whatever it takes.
Falling for Taylor Lewis was never on the plan. Staying away from him is an impossible feat.
But loving him comes at a cost, one that Gemma’s not sure she’ll survive.
Afterall, her life’s been one big heartache, she won’t be able to deal with anymore.
But Taylor’s not giving up without a fight.
Will Gemma and Taylor get their happy ever after? 
Or is her heartache enough to keep him at arm's length?

KL Humphreys lives in Ireland with the love of her life and her baby girl. In a way, the world has him to thank for her debut novel, Deadly Hunt. After years of thinking about writing the story that had been dying to get out of her head, she finally confided in her other half. He gave her all the encouragement she needed to get the story out, he has been with her every step of the way.
KL loves music, especially pop, R'n'B and rap and if she's writing you will find it playing somewhere nearby. She also loves all romance novels but of course, Romantic Suspense is her go-to genre. When she isn't writing's a good bet she is curled up somewhere reading it.