Christina Lauren’s ROOMIES: A Book Review

Published: Simon & Schuster/Gallery (Dec 5, 2017)
Category: Adult Contemporary Romance
Series: Standalone

From subway to Broadway to happily ever after. Modern love in all its thrill, hilarity, and uncertainty has never been so compulsively readable as in New York Times and #1 international bestselling author Christina Lauren’s (Beautiful Bastard, Dating You / Hating You) new romance.

Marriages of convenience are so . . . inconvenient.

Rescued by Calvin McLoughlin from a would-be subway attacker, Holland Bakker pays the brilliant musician back by pulling some of her errand-girl strings and getting him an audition with a bigtime musical director. When the tryout goes better than even Holland could have imagined, Calvin is set for a great entre into Broadway—until he admits his student visa has expired and he’s in the country illegally.

Holland impulsively offers to wed the Irishman to keep him in New York, her growing infatuation a secret only to him. As their relationship evolves from awkward roommates to besotted lovers, Calvin becomes the darling of Broadway. In the middle of the theatrics and the acting-not-acting, what will it take for Holland and Calvin to realize they both stopped pretending a long time ago?

ROOMIES is a backstage drama set in the New York City Theatre world. Don’t be fooled by the title and book cover. This is a page turner. And if you are a Broadway Junkie, you are in for a double treat.

Christina Lauren latest novel tells a story of a fake marriage that leads to real passion. There is more drama behind the scenes than on stage. It delivers everything you want: sexual tension and a sexy leading hero wrapped in an innocent romance. Its so much about the theater of real life and real issues – struggling career, starving musician.

This amazing duo team has taken the fake marriage theme and given it the perfect twist. This is not the usual sexy CEO with intentions of seduction.  Told in first person POV from Holland Lina Bakker, we have a recent graduate living in New York City with a MFA and writer’s block. Her apartment and her job, basically as a stage hand, she owes to her uncles, one who is the musical director of the current Broadway hit – think Hamilton!!!

An opening becomes available for a musician and Holland thinks she knows the perfect person to step into the role. She’s had a secret crush on him for month – Calvin Aedan McLoughlin. He’s a subway street performer who moves her to take the subway even when she doesn’t need to just to see him and hear him play. The opportunity arrives to make her move with Calvin —at least temporarily. A joking comment about marrying Calvin to secure his place in the musical is no longer a laughing matter. But what happens when the fake marriage becomes more than just an act?

Prepare for a roller coaster ride. Prepare for bouts of laughter as Holland and Calvin navigate falling in love after saying “I Do”. You will be swept into the spotlight of love, jealousy, betrayal and forgiveness. The story gets better as you continue to turn the pages. I want more Christina Lauren.

P.S. I’m not so sure you would call  Calvin “saving” Holland from an attacked in the subway. What do you think? Drop your suggestions below.

I was honored to gifted an advance reader copy from Simon & Schuster/Gallery Books via netgalley for review purposes. 

 

 

THE BRITISH KNIGHT blog tour & review | Louise Bay

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The British Knight by Louise Bay
Release Date: December 5th
Genre: Contemporary Romance

When I’m offered the chance to leave New York to live in London for three months, I can’t pack my suitcase fast enough.

As soon as I touch down I’m obsessing over red telephone boxes, palaces and all the black cabs.

But my favorite place is the tube. It’s wall-to-wall hot British men in suits.

When I’m offered a temporary job working for a barrister, I say, sign me up.

On my first commute into work, it’s a total accident when I lose my balance and fall against the most handsome Brit alive. He’s as charming as James Bond and as suave as Mr. Darcy. I want to lick tea from his hard abs and listen to his accent all night long.

Turns out Mr. Handsome is my new boss. And his attitude isn’t as hot as his gorgeous face, broad shoulders and tight ass. He’s brooding, short-tempered and the most arrogant man I’ve ever met.

As we’re fighting, out of nowhere he kisses me. And I’m pretty sure I see fireworks over Big Ben and hear God Save the Queen.

I wasn’t looking for the fairytale but I might have found my knight in shining armor. The problem is he lives an ocean away.

The British Knight is one sexy romance. Each time l learn Bay has a new release, I know it will be sexy, warm hearted and wonderfully written. It’s a story about the collision of two lives and, unexpectedly, two hearts.
Violet relocates to London to take back her life. With the help of her sister Scarlet’s sister-in-law Darcy ( did you get that *wink) she finds employment working at a law firm. At least I think its call a law firm. In the UK they keep referring to Chambers. And this is when you go google and search “Practice Law in the UK” and its many terminologies. Side note: thank you for another look behind the curtain of all things British. It’s always a pleasure to pick up new things.
Of course, Violet being the serial dater, she immediately starts checking out the men London has to offer. Enter Alexander Knightley. It was only suppose to be temporary – passionate, exciting and short-lived.
I love how Violet and Alexander were both professional and hot for each other. I love how Alexander appreciated and acknowledge the smart and sexy Violet in and out of the bedroom. They were equal parts falling in love and having hot sex.

Alexander was a workaholic. He didn’t have time for distractions and Violet’s sudden appearance was a major one. Control was everything with him and he kept this control by working 24/7.  No exceptions – until he meets Violet. Suddenly Alex is taking a day off  and leaving work at the end of the work day.  She manages to upend his world and makes him question what it is he really wants.

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USA Today bestselling author, Louise Bay writes sexy, contemporary romance novels – the kind she likes to read. Her books include the novels Duke of Manhattan, Hollywood Scandal, Park Avenue Prince, King of Wall Street, The Empire State Series, Indigo Nights and Hopeful.

Ruined by bonk-busters and sexy mini-series of the eighties Louise loves all things sexy and romantic. There’s not enough of it in real life so she disappears into the fictional worlds in books and films.

Louise loves the rain, the West Wing, London, days when she doesn’t have to wear make-up, being on her own, being with friends, elephants and champagne.

She loves to hear from readers so get in touch!



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PARK AVENUE PRINCE Blog Tour | Louise Bay (@louisebay) – Review

Park Avenue Prince by Louise Bay
Release Date: February 13th
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Louise Bay truly delivered a knock out read!  Park Avenue Prince is the coolest, freshest and sexiest book about life, love and relationships. Fueled by intense emotional baggage, it’s a breathtaking journey learning how life and love is a precious commodity regardless how long or short it may be.
 
Sam Shaw does not do relationships. Sam Shaw practically doesn’t do anything.  He just move into 740 Park Avenue and will have his old beat up couch delivered along with a mattress from Ikea.  This sums up Sam Shaw’s millionaire lifestyle.
 
 740 Park Avenue apartment is not his home.  It’s only an investment. Therefore he doesn’t need “life trappings” to make his life better.  He believes the more you have the more you could lose.  It’s a mantra that has governed his entire life after losing his parents in a car accident when he was 12 years old.
 
Grace Astor grew up on Park Avenue.  Grace has cut the ties to daddy’s money and decides to purse her dream to own an art gallery.  Her life is all about not living the “Park Avenue Princess” lifestyle. Which brings us to her choices in men.  He dates men who are fixer upers. Men who need fixing or nurtured in life, careers and relationships. She gives her heart to their struggles. Therefore it was not insta-lust at  their first introduction. Who she saw at her art gallery was another millionaire in the perfect suit who thinks he can buy anything and everyone he wants. 
 
When the two become friends they decide to try something new and take advantage of their attraction and enjoy physical pleasure with no emotional attachments. Slowly and surely Grace begins to imprint herself into Sam’s life.  He finds himself buying a bed – a real one and a new couch among other things.  This is what makes Sam Shaw book boyfriend swoon-worthy.   His reasoning – he wants to have Grace under him in bed.  Therefore he needs to make some necessary adjustments in his lifestyle choices.  You will enjoy theses   changes as you read their epic love story.  It will break your heart;  it will heal your soul. And after all is done, the quote below will sum it up beautiful. 
“Life is not measured by the number of breathes we take..
But by the moments that take our breath away”-  Author Unknown
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THE PRINCE OF PARK AVENUE FINALLY MEETS HIS MATCH IN A FEISTY MANHATTAN PRINCESS.

I’ve made every one of my billions of dollars myself—I’m calculating, astute and the best at what I do. It takes drive and dedication to build what I have. And it leaves no time for love or girlfriends or relationships.

But don’t get me wrong, I’m not a monk.

I understand the attention and focus it takes to seduce a beautiful woman. They’re the same skills I use to close business deals. But one night is where it begins and ends. I’m not the guy who sends flowers. I’m not the guy who calls the next day.

Or so I thought before an impatient, smart-talking, beyond beautiful heiress bursts into my world.

When Grace Astor rolls her eyes at me—I want to hold her against me and show her what she’s been missing.

When she makes a joke at my expense—I want to silence her sassy mouth with my tongue.

And when she leaves straight after we f*ck with barely a goodbye—it makes me want to pin her down and remind her of the three orgasms she just had.

She might be a princess but I’m going to show her who rules in this Park Avenue bedroom.

 

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USA Today bestselling author, Louise Bay writes sexy, contemporary romance novels – the kind she likes to read. Her books include the novels Hopeful, The Empire State Series, Parisian Nights, Promised Nights, Indigo Nights and King of Wall Street.

Ruined by bonk-busters and sexy mini-series of the eighties Louise loves all things sexy and romantic. There’s not enough of it in real life so she disappears into the fictional worlds in books and films.

Louise loves the rain, the West Wing, London, days when she doesn’t have to wear make-up, being on her own, being with friends, elephants and champagne.

She loves to hear from readers so get in touch!

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PARK AVENUE PRINCE New Release Review | Louise Bay (@louisebay) – Author

 

Park Avenue Prince by Louise Bay
Release Date: February 13th
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Park Avenue Prince, an all-new contemporary romance by Louise Bay is now LIVE!!!

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Louise Bay truly delivered a knock out read!  Park Avenue Prince is the coolest, freshest and sexiest book about life, love and relationships. Fueled by intense emotional baggage, it’s a breathtaking journey learning how life and love is a precious commodity regardless how long or short it may be.
 
Sam Shaw does not do relationships. Sam Shaw practically doesn’t do anything.  He just move into 740 Park Avenue and will have his old beat up couch delivered along with a mattress from Ikea.  This sums up Sam Shaw’s millionaire lifestyle.
 
 740 Park Avenue apartment is not his home.  It’s only an investment. Therefore he doesn’t need “life trappings” to make his life better.  He believes the more you have the more you could lose.  It’s a mantra that has governed his entire life after losing his parents in a car accident when he was 12 years old.
 
Grace Astor grew up on Park Avenue.  Grace has cut the ties to daddy’s money and decides to purse her dream to own an art gallery.  Her life is all about not living the “Park Avenue Princess” lifestyle. Which brings us to her choices in men.  He dates men who are fixer upers. Men who need fixing or nurtured in life, careers and relationships. She gives her heart to their struggles. Therefore it was not insta-lust at  their first introduction. Who she saw at her art gallery was another millionaire in the perfect suit who thinks he can buy anything and everyone he wants. 
 
When the two become friends they decide to try something new and take advantage of their attraction and enjoy physical pleasure with no emotional attachments. Slowly and surely Grace begins to imprint herself into Sam’s life.  He finds himself buying a bed – a real one and a new couch among other things.  This is what makes Sam Shaw book boyfriend swoon-worthy.   His reasoning – he wants to have Grace under him in bed.  Therefore he needs to make some necessary adjustments in his lifestyle choices.  You will enjoy theses   changes as you read their epic love story.  It will break your heart;  it will heal your soul. And after all is done, the quote below will sum it up beautiful:
“Life is not measured by the number of breathes we take..
But by the moments that take our breath away”-  Author Unknown
4 KINK Review | Source: Advanced copy gifted by author and Social Butterfly PR

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THE PRINCE OF PARK AVENUE FINALLY MEETS HIS MATCH IN A FEISTY MANHATTAN PRINCESS.

I’ve made every one of my billions of dollars myself—I’m calculating, astute and the best at what I do. It takes drive and dedication to build what I have. And it leaves no time for love or girlfriends or relationships.

But don’t get me wrong, I’m not a monk.

I understand the attention and focus it takes to seduce a beautiful woman. They’re the same skills I use to close business deals. But one night is where it begins and ends. I’m not the guy who sends flowers. I’m not the guy who calls the next day.

Or so I thought before an impatient, smart-talking, beyond beautiful heiress bursts into my world.

When Grace Astor rolls her eyes at me—I want to hold her against me and show her what she’s been missing.

When she makes a joke at my expense—I want to silence her sassy mouth with my tongue.

And when she leaves straight after we f*ck with barely a goodbye—it makes me want to pin her down and remind her of the three orgasms she just had.

She might be a princess but I’m going to show her who rules in this Park Avenue bedroom.

 

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About the Author:

USA Today bestselling author, Louise Bay writes sexy, contemporary romance novels – the kind she likes to read. Her books include the novels Hopeful, The Empire State Series, Parisian Nights, Promised Nights, Indigo Nights and King of Wall Street.

Ruined by bonk-busters and sexy mini-series of the eighties Louise loves all things sexy and romantic. There’s not enough of it in real life so she disappears into the fictional worlds in books and films.

Louise loves the rain, the West Wing, London, days when she doesn’t have to wear make-up, being on her own, being with friends, elephants and champagne.

She loves to hear from readers so get in touch!

Connect with Louise:

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THE KNIGHT New Release Review | Skye Warren (@skye_warren) – Author

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Last month, I reviewed The Pawn by Skye Warren.  It was easily one of the best books I read this year, so naturally I couldn’t wait to get my hands on its sequel The Knight.  When I did, I wasn’t disappointed.  While it isn’t quite as enjoyable as the first, it is still a good book and fans of the series must continue reading.

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The plot is every bit as complicated as the beginning.  The chess game metaphor provides infinite possibilities and this is where Ms. Warren excels.  There is something about revenge we crave. In The Knight, we find Avery left with a broken heart and a sense of betrayal from Gabriel Miller. There is an aura of sadness because Avery is left living in a crappy hotel on the wrong side of town.

During much of the story, I wanted Gabriel to swoop in and rescue her, of course Ms. Warren doesn’t make it easy for us readers.  Instead, the situation compels Avery to seek and destroy Gabriel and everyone else who is responsible for losing her mother’s house and her father’s incapacitation.

This book delves more into the history of Avery’s mother and father with the help of a diary.  Their past was merely hinted at in the first book.  This time around, we have hints of some sinister efforts on behalf of Avery’s father in regards to the death of his wife and the extremes he may have implemented with Gabriel to settle his debts.

Avery spends more time debating and denying her desire of Gabriel even when it’s obvious it’s his purpose to break her and take away the most important thing she has remaining –  the memory of a loving family.  While she is torn between how much she should hate Gabriel and how much her body craves him, she eventually accepts the idea he is more likely the lesser of two evils.

All in all, The Knight is a remarkable read.  Its premise is brilliant and it’s executed well.   You have twists and turns you don’t expect.  The sexual chemistry between Avery and Gabriel remains hotter than ever.  There’s something to be gained when you want the one person you know may not be good for you.   Fans of the first book will certainly want to read the continuation after the shell shocking cliffhanger.  If you haven’t already, I’d recommend reading the The Pawn before you attempt this one.

The third book, The Castle, is scheduled for release on April 4, 2017 so keep your eye out for our review.

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The power of pleasure…

Gabriel Miller took everything from me. My family. My innocence. My home. The only thing I have left is the determination to get back what’s mine.

He thinks he’s beaten me. He thinks he’s won. What he doesn’t realize is that every pawn has the chance to become a queen.

And the game has only just begun.

THE KNIGHT is book two in the Endgame series from New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren about revenge and seduction in the game of love.

 

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About the Author:

Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary romance such as the Chicago Underground series. Her books have been featured in Jezebel, Buzzfeed, USA Today Happily Ever After, Glamour, and Elle Magazine. She makes her home in Texas with her loving family, two sweet dogs, and one evil cat.

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Release Day Review: POTUS | Selena Laurence (@selenalaurence) – Author

 

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Once Upon a Time, a woman was elected as Commander in Chief.    No, it’s not Olivia Pope! That would be scandalous.  It’s Jessica Hampton, a widow whose husband died in a plane crash.  Jessica Hampton is balancing matters of national security and a non-existing personal life.

POTUS is a timeless romance that flips the script with a female widow as President.  Imagine your best friend, a Senator from Texas, barging through the doors of the Oval Office and setting up a double date. Its pure wackadoodle, right? However, the author can pull it off.

Kamal Masri is the Egyptian ambassador to the United States.  He is the epitome of tall, dark and handsome.   He had me at “Your staff disrespects you.” From their first introduction, it was kismet.  It was all heat, pent-up desire and longing rolled into a perfect package.  He immediately becomes her confident and friend.  She takes care of the country. He takes care of her.  Oh my! Sign me up immediately.

The storyline is surprising sweet and erotic at the same time.  As a widow, it would be hard to create scenarios of sex scenes rolling around the sheets in the Lincoln Bedroom.  How do you make a total unbelievable scenario believable and sexy?  Immediately, you have questions with an eye roll.

How did she get elected?

Why did she get elected?

She can’t date.  She can’t have casual sex. She can’t indulge in phone sex? She can’t indulge in a little kink. So, what must a 37-year-old single woman with a healthy appetite for sex do to get love and affection while negotiating   peace treaties and trade agreements?

POTUS works because the story doesn’t take itself too seriously.  It has the right mix of political elements to create a credible foundation before indulging in flights of Patriotism and Heroism. It will take you by surprise and make you exhale.

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A President beloved by her nation.

Jessica Hampton is the heir to a political dynasty. For nearly ten years she has given up everything in order to fulfill her late husband’s legacy. But now, as her first, and she hopes only, presidential term draws to a close, she wants nothing more than to finish with the dignity her family demands. But when Jessica begins to negotiate an important Middle East accord with the sexy Egyptian Ambassador, being President takes a back seat to being a woman, and she will be forced to choose between the Ambassador she might love, the nation she’s sworn to serve, and the family who’s given her everything.

A son trapped by his father.

Kamal Masri knows all about being an heir. He’s not only Egypt’s Ambassador to the U.S., he’s the first-born son of one of the world’s wealthiest men. His father has controlled his fortune, his career, and now possibly his life. Because when the Egyptian parliament instructs Kamal to negotiate an accord that threatens his father’s illegal business dealings, all hell is about to break loose, and Kamal will be forced to choose between the American President he might love, the nation he’s sworn to serve, and the father who’s given him everything.

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Selena Laurence is a USA Today Bestselling author who loves Putting the Heat in Happily Ever After. In 2014 she was awarded the Reader’s Crown Award for Contemporary Romance of the Year. In 2015 her rock star romance A Lush Betrayal was a finalist in three national contests.

Selena lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains with her kids, Mr. L, “Goldendoodle” and “Demon Cat.” When she’s not writing she can be found at soccer games and tennis matches, or one of her favorite coffee shops.

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WICKED BRIDE GAMES Book Blitz | Clarissa Wild (@wildclarissa) – Author

Wicked Bride Games
Clarissa Wild
Publication date: January 10th 2017
Genres: Erotica, Romance, Suspense

When Naomi Lee finds herself out of a job and out of the money she needs to pay her father’s medical bills, she receives an anonymous letter, containing an offer she can’t refuse.

Max Marino, a wealthy businessman, wants her and he’ll pay any price.
Three weeks of her time, no-holds-barred, in exchange for fifty million dollars.
With no other means to pay her bills, Naomi has no choice but to accept.

However, Naomi isn’t the only one who signs the contract.
And Max isn’t alone in his deal.

Three brothers …
Nine girls …
All competing for the ultimate prize … marriage.

Let the games begin.

WARNING: contains explicit situations, dubious consent, graphic violence, and other disturbing content. Includes scenes involving multiple men & women being dirty together. Every boundary is crossed. Read at your own risk.

 

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THE BACHELOR GONE BATSHIT CRAZY

 

Side Note: I believe in reviews without spoilers. As a reader, I feel it’s my duty to give a good accounting on what readers should expect from reading this book.  If this review appears to be filled with spoilers, I apologize.   

Do you see the warning above? This time it’s not a marketing gimmick. Please take notice of the author’s warning.  I started reading this book on my kindle during a flight and had to put it away.  This is the book you do not read in polite company. I was looking around to make sure no one was reading over my shoulder. 

The luxury of Kindles, iPads, and Nooks are the secrets they hold – the smart, dirty books with the filthy language we all love and expect from our favorite romance authors.  For Wicked Bride Games, even your Kindle is not safe.  As a reader who has been 29 for many years, even I was not old enough to read this book.  It’s a total mindfcuk.  And I know Amazon will kick this review back for language however the book cannot be reviewed without “offensive language” 

Wicked Bride Games is a thorough gruesome story with plenty of eerie images to give you chilling nightmares.  It will leave a bitter taste in your mouth when it’s over.  The scenes of torture and death are brutal and explicit. It will linger in your memory long after the last page.

The purpose of Wicked Bride Games takes THE BACHELOR and ask what will happen if the losing contestations are killed?  There are references to suicide, madness and mutilation. 

Grim, shocking, violent, terrifying and downright creepy are just a few adjectives to describe Wicked Bride Games.  The line between good and evil is erased with evil coming out on top. The three brothers have a morbid fascination with inflicting pain on the women in the name of “playing the game” of twisted sexual urges and perversities. 

This is dark stuff and not for the weak. Readers of Stephan King may enjoy the gore, darkness, tension and mystery. The author proves a great book does not always have or need a satisfying ending. If the author manages to make you feel awkward and uncomfortable, they have succeeded. Wicked Bride Games is pure catnip for lovers of dark reads. 

Excerpt from Wicked Bride Games 

“Don’t you understand that I’m the only one here who gives a shit about you?” he growls.
I try to shove him away, but he won’t let me go, so I slap him instead.

He releases me from his grasp, and I step back, watching him with a hawk’s eye. He touches his face with his hand, his fingers grazing his beautiful skin, and it’s at this moment that feels most vulnerable. Most afraid. Because whatever he’s going to do or say next isn’t good, and it’s my fault.

“I …” I stutter.

He comes toward me, and I stumble backward until the balcony is right behind me and there’s no way to flee. He’s got me cornered, and his eyes predict thunder, but I’m afraid I can’t handle the electricity.

I close my eyes, expecting the inevitable.

Instead, he grabs my face with both hands … and he kisses me.

He fucking kisses me.

And I don’t even fucking pull back.

What the hell?

His lips smash into mine, and he ravages me without holding back. I’m helpless to stop it—not because I can’t, but because my body doesn’t want him to stop. His tongue dips out to lick my lips, coaxing me to open my mouth and let him in. I do, without hesitation, and he claims my mouth and tongue like it’s always belonged to him.

I’m completely stunned. I can only stand here and allow him to conquer my mouth, even though it makes no sense. I should hate him for putting me through all this. I should push him away and fight back. But I don’t … and I hate that more than I hate anything.

In a moment of clarity, my lips unlock from his, and I lean away, staring at him because I can’t believe that just happened.

I’m not exactly the kissing type … but that was amazing. And wrong. So fucking wrong, I might’ve even liked it.

“I told you I only want you. It’s the truth,” he whispers, his voice heady and sultry. My lips still tingle from his kiss, and I can feel the excitement surging through my body. Goddammit.

“I don’t give a damn if you slap me. I probably deserved it.”

 

Author Bio:

Clarissa Wild is a New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author, best known for the dark Romance novel Mr. X. Her novels include the Fierce Series, the Delirious Series, the Stalker Duology, Twenty-One (21), Ultimate Sin, Viktor, Bad Teacher, RUIN, and Wicked Bride Games. She is also a writer of various erotic romances. She is an avid reader and writer of sexy stories about hot men and feisty women. Her other loves include her furry cat friend and learning about different cultures. In her free time she enjoys watching all sorts of movies, reading tons of books and cooking her favorite meals.

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COMMANDER IN CHIEF Blog Tour | Katy Evans (@authorkatyevans) – Author

Commander in Chief by Katy Evans
Series: White House #2
Publication Date: January 5th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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4 KINK Review

Source: Advance Copy Gifted by Author/Publisher/PR

The guilty pleasure of this political season is Commander in Chief. Book #2 in the White Series by Katy Evans. It’s the continuing story of Charlotte falling in love with Matt Hamilton, the future President of the United States.

It’s pure escapism. As a character, Charlotte is escaping into the world of POTUS as much as we are as a reader. It’s a ridiculously charming tale of Cinderella, a timeless classic.

Charlotte gets her Prince Charming, Matt Hamilton, and moves into the castle, i.e. White House. As a fairy tale, the story follows a predictable pattern. It’s sweet, light, innocent and beautiful.

It’s about falling in love against the backdrop of politics and the daily grind of Presidential duties mix with a little intrigue even though the story drags at certain points. If you are looking for angst, this is not the story. I never knew I crave drama in my romance stories. I was hoping for a few scandals like Charlotte moving into the White House as acting First Lady, a paid position.

However, in the end its romance! It’s pure romance with no drama, no angst and no groveling. The details of their married life are beautiful and thoughtful. Matty, their son steals the show, if that’s even possible in a book.

He was born in the White House which is the only home he knows. From the mind of a 2 year old – the most epic dialogue between mother and son:

“Why do they all want to be Dad?”
“Hmm?”
“They all want to be pwesident.” He frowns menacingly.

The innocence of a child, home and family. I repeat pure romance.

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Synopsis:
The sizzling second installment of the White House series,
by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Evans.
We fell in love during the campaign.
The stakes were high.
Reputations could have been ruined.
Scandal hovered over us like a cloud.
Now the man I love is the President of the United States
of America.
And its not my vote he is after.
He wants it all.
My heart. My body. My soul.
He wants me by his side.
In the White House.
Normalcy will be gone from my life, privacy forgotten.
I am only twenty three. I just wanted to play a part in
history. But it seems like history wasn’t done with me. The part where I lost
my heart to Matthew Hamilton? It was only the beginning…
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Buy Links:
Mr. President, Book 1
About the Author:
Katy Evans is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street
Journal bestselling author. Her debut REAL shot to the top of the bestselling
lists in 2013 and since then 9 of her titles have been New York Times
bestsellers. Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages
across the world.
Connect with the Author:
Email: katyevansauthor@gmail.com
Twitter @authorkatyevans