Today we have the release week blitz of UNRAVELING THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE by Addison Cole! I am so excited to share this sweet romance with you—check it out and be sure to grab your copy today! 
 


Blurb 

Discover the magic of the Bradens, and fall in love with Addison Cole's rich and romantic storytelling. In Unraveling the Truth About Love…

Small-town overachiever Riley Banks has finally scored her big break--working in Manhattan as a fashion design assistant for her childhood crush, Josh Braden. She enters her new job hoping to make a name for herself and--just maybe--explore the romance that slipped through her fingers way back when.

Josh Braden has models at his beck and call, a staff that never says never, and an elegant clothing line for the holiday season. When he hires Riley Banks, he expects her to learn the business from the ground up. But the girl next door turns out to be much more than he remembered.

When Josh and Riley's friendship heats up, every steamy kiss, and every passionate caress stirs a love they cannot deny. But when Riley designs a wedding gown that would cause even the most jaded fashion editors to swoon, Riley's mentor accuses her of stealing the design.

Facing indisputable proof and the mistrust of her lover, Riley is not sure she can take the heat of life in the fast lane of the fashion industry--and Josh is forced to choose between the woman he loves and the career he adores.

** Unraveling the Truth About Love is a Sweet with Heat novel and conveys all of the passion you'd expect to find between two people in love without any graphic scenes or harsh language. If you're looking for a more explicit romance, pick up the steamy edition, Friendship on Fire, written by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster. Addison Cole is Melissa's sweet-romance pen name.



 
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 Excerpt

Riley Banks hurried down Thirty-Seventh Street in her red Catherine Malandrino dress and Giuseppe Zanotti leopard-print, calf-hair pumps. It was the week after Thanksgiving, and Manhattan was buzzing with the feverish zeal of the holidays.  Riley slowed her pace to catch her breath. Tomorrow I’ll find the courage to take the subway. Maybe. She tugged her coat tighter across her chest to ward off the chilly air and silently hoped that nobody would figure out that she’d purchased her outfit on Outnet.com, an online designer outlet store. She felt like such a hypocrite, heading to her first day at her new job as one of world-renowned designer Josh Braden’s assistants wearing discounted clothing. The thought turned her stomach—but not as much as showing up in her hometown jeans and cowgirl boots would have. She was a long way from Weston, Colorado, and she’d spent the last few weeks gathering discount designer clothes and practicing omitting “y’all” from her vocabulary.

She stood before the thick glass door of Josh Braden Designs and took a deep breath. The sign above the door read, JBD. This is it. She closed her eyes for a split second to repeat the mantra she’d been playing in her mind like a broken record for weeks: I’m educated, knowledgeable, and eager. I can do this.

A warm hand on her lower back pulled her from her thoughts.

“Have any trouble finding us?” Josh Braden stood beside her with a friendly smile and perfectly shorn, thick dark hair. His black Armani suit fit his lean, muscular frame perfectly. A few years earlier, he’d been named one of America’s Most Eligible Bachelors. Back then she hadn’t given the magazine cover a second thought. He was in New York, and she was back in Colorado, so far removed from him that she’d still thought of him as Josh Braden, the boy she’d had a crush on for too many years to count. Now, standing on the streets of New York City beside the man whose name rivaled Vera Wang, she felt the air sucked from her lungs.

His deep voice sent a shiver right through her. Not only had she had the good fortune to be reconnected with Josh when he was back home visiting his family, but during his visit, the two of them had also spent a few days getting reacquainted. Riley hadn’t been sure if it was her crush going haywire or if there was something more real blossoming between them, but those few days had each felt a little more intimate than the last. And while their lips never touched and their bodies remained apart, she’d felt like they were always one breath away from falling into each other’s arms.

More of The Bradens at Weston
A Love So Sweet
Our Sweet Destiny 
 Unraveling The Truth About Love
 The Art of Loving Lacy (on pre-order for May 8th)

 
About Addison Cole:
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Addison Cole is the sweet alter ego of New York Times and USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. She writes humorous and emotional sweet contemporary romance. Her books do not include explicit sex scenes or harsh language. Addison spends her summers on Cape Cod, where she dreams up wonderful love stories in her house overlooking Cape Cod Bay.

Addison is proud to be part of the Main Street Romance family, a partnership with bestselling authors Nancy Naigle, RaeAnne Thayne, and Chris Keniston, bringing sweet happy-ever-after love stories to the Main Street Romance community. Join them at www.MainStreetRomance.com ~ open 24/7 just for you.

Addison enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups and welcomes an invitation to your event.
 
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Well it’s no secret if Sarina Bowen writes it I will read it so obviously I had to read overnight sensation. And obviously I loved it. But when it comes to reviewing them I almost feel like I should be able to write Sarina Bowen wrote it, Enough said!!! Apparently it’s not so here goes.

This book is another one of the Brooklyn Bruisers series and it definitely lived up to the high expectations of the series, that said if you’re crazy and haven’t devoured the rest of the books as they were released it can be read as a standalone.

I went into this one expecting a lot more drama from reading the blurb and I was so happy to discover it was fairly light on the drama. There was still so much emotion and in true Sarina Bowen style I felt every ounce of it. I cried at moments, thankfully not huge ugly tears but then I was smiling again soon after.

Heidi was sweet and I loved that she wanted to stand on her own two feet without being set on being ragingly independent. She accepted help where it was offered and she enjoyed being looked after and pampered and it just made her feel more authentic. Yeah it’s nice to know your own strength and be respected for it but who doesn’t like being treated like a princess occasionally?

Jason wasn’t as closed off as I was expecting and I like that with the way this was written it almost felt a little bit like insta love, even though we know Jason has been dancing around Heidi for months. Everything he had gone through was so huge in making him who he was, but in the end he didn’t let it define him and his future. And even though he stumbled and made a few mistakes he owned them and fixed them quickly, which just made me love him even more.

The secondary characters who we already know and love if we have read the story were as awesome as always and I love love love that they play a large part in the story but are still background characters. But damn does it make me antsy to get some of the new stories.

So I guess in closing yes this book was awesome, yes you should read it now. 





The New York Times bestselling author of Pucked and The Good Luck Charm delivers a Hollywood happily-ever-after where a famous heartthrob falls for his ultimate fangirl in this sexy standalone romantic comedy.

Talk about an embarrassing introduction. On her first day of law school, Kailyn ran - quite literally - into the actor she crushed on as a teenager, ending with him sprawled on top of her. Mortified to discover the Daxton Hughes was also a student in her class, her embarrassment over their meet-cute quickly turned into a friendship she never expected. Of course, she never saw his betrayal coming either...

Now, eight years later, Dax is in her office asking for legal advice. Despite her anger, Kailyn can't help feeling sorry for the devastated man who just became sole guardian to his thirteen-year-old sister. But when her boss gets wind of Kailyn's new celebrity client, there's even more at stake than Dax's custody issues: if she gets Dax to work at their firm, she'll be promoted to partner.

The more time Kailyn spends with Dax and his sister, the more she starts to feel like a family, and the more she realizes the chemistry they had all those years ago is as fresh as ever. But will they be able to forgive the mistakes of the past, or will one betrayal lead to another?




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To celebrate the ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY of publishing RYAN'S BED, Tijan has placed it into KINDLE UNLIMITED for THREE DAYS ONLY! January 21-23, you'll be able to grab the wildly popular novel for free if you are a subscriber.




Blurb

I crawled into Ryan Jensen’s bed that first night by accident.

I barely knew him. I thought it was his sister’s bed—her room. It took seconds to realize my error, and I should've left...

I didn’t.
I didn’t jump out.
I didn’t get embarrassed.
I relaxed.
And that night, in that moment, it was the only thing I craved.

I asked to stay. He let me, and I slept.

The truth? I never wanted to leave his bed. If I could've stayed forever, I would have.
He became my sanctuary.

Because—four hours earlier—my twin sister killed herself.


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I wasn’t going to do a review for this one. I actually don’t even know how I came to read it. I was looking for something to read on GoodReads and this was one of several I loaded onto my kindle and when I sat down and opened my kindle I just started reading it.

And I enjoyed it, I just didn’t love it. But that could be me and the mood I have been in recently. I know what I want to read and it isn’t anything I seem to be able to find at the moment, or maybe even if I did find it, it would be wrong. So anyway the issue is with me and not the book, I am pretty sure.

I just didn’t really like Kennedy. I got where she was coming from but she just came across as too much for me. I expected the secrets in her closet to be more than they actually were with the way she was running around waving her girl power banner. She was so sure everyone was out to use her she didn’t let anyone get close to her. Don’t get me wrong I loved her take no bullshit attitude and how she stood up for the people she cared about I just didn’t click with her enough for my own satisfaction.

Shay I liked. He really was the best boyfriend. Maybe a little closed off but then Kennedy had so much going on I didn’t feel like it was ever not about her and I really would have liked it to be more about Shay.

Overall it was a good read, it just wasn’t what I particularly felt like reading right now and so I am off to start the search all over again.





I am in that mood where I desperately want to read a book, I have the time to read but nothing is appealing to me. I must have picked up and looked through the 2000 books on my kindle only to then go back to GoodReads and Kindle Unlimited and flick through them just to go back and do it all again. Because I don't know what I want to read but I know I don't want to read anything that I currently have to read. Until finally I came across Runaway Groom and it sounded fun and easy so I picked it up and was instantly hooked.


I knew I would enjoy it if I could get into it since I love Lauren Layne's writing, I just didn't know if I would be able to read it while I am in such a contrary mood. Then I forgot all about that issue and fell in love with Gage and Ellie. Their story wasn't your typical boy meets girl and yet I forgot that they were from such different worlds and got lost in the chemistry.


I loved that Ellie's reservations about being in a relationship with Gage were such normal girl issues and it instantly made me feel a sense of camaraderie with her. And even when I didn't like Gage's actions I really respected him for them and I admit I waited with baited breathe to see how it was going to all play out.


This was the perfect fun, flirty, sweet romance with a hit of emotion and a touch of angst and drama to keep me completely enthralled and dying to get my happily ever after and I read every word as if my day depended on it. Loved it.



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Handle With Care, an all-new romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author Helena Hunting is coming August 27th, and we have the fantastic new cover and your first sneak peek!
 
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I’m startled out of my thoughts when my brother jumps up and shouts a bunch of profane nonsense, hands flailing like he’s trying to swim on land, or approximate the chicken dance while on an LSD trip.

“You can’t do this! It’s absolute bullshit!” Armstrong yells.

I look around the table, trying to piece together what I missed.

“I’m sorry, Armstrong. I know this is a shock, but we feel it’s in the company’s best interest to put Lincoln at the helm during this transitional stage,” G-mom says firmly.

At the helm? I look to G-mom who’s busy not looking at me.

Armstrong jabs at finger at himself. “But I’m the one who’s put in all the time here! I deserve to run the company! Lincoln doesn’t know the first thing about Moorehead. All he knows how to do is dig wells and forage for food in the wilderness. How are those valuable assets here?” He turns his attention to our mother. “Did you know about this? How can you let this happen? Look at him. How can that be the face of our company? He looks like he crawled out of a gutter and mugged a twenty-year-old college kid on a bender. How is this better for our bottom line?”

My mother clasps her hands in front of her. “I’m sorry, Armstrong, but this decision wasn’t mine to make. I know this is hard for you, but your grandmother and fath—”

Armstrong stomps his foot, exactly as a toddler would. “The company is mine! Lincoln can’t have it!”

I raise a hand, half to quiet my brother and also to find out what the freaking deal is. “Whoa, let’s back this bus up. Can someone explain what’s going on?”

“You’ve been appointed as the CEO of Moorehead Media, according to the will,” Christophe—no R, because that would make it far too pedestrian a name—my father’s lawyer says.

I’m working on trying to remain calm as I address my grandmother. “You didn’t say anything about me being CEO. You said you needed my help.”

“Running the company, yes,” she says through a practiced, stiff smile.

It’s her warning face, but seriously, when she said she needed my help for a few months I figured it meant I’d be keeping Armstrong in line while she sorted out who was going to take over the company, which I realize now was a stupid assumption.

“I didn’t think that meant CEO. How am I going to run a company with this dickhead on staff?” I motion to my brother.

“The name calling is unnecessary,” G-mom replies.

“Lincoln’s not even part of this family! He hasn’t attended one event in the past five years except for Dad’s funeral. He didn’t bother coming to my wedding and now he’s going to run the company? How is that fair?”

I snort. “Your wedding was an expensive joke.”

He crosses his arms over his chest. “I was set up. Amalie had cold feet and made me out to look like the bad guy.”

The woman beside him shoots him disgusted look.

Armstrong clears his throat and tugs at his collar. “My wedding is not the real issue. The point is that you’ve never involved yourself in any part of this family and now you think you can come in and take over. I will not stand by and let this happen!” He keeps jabbing his finger at me, as if he’s engaged in a finger sword fight.

I lean back in my chair and lace my fingers behind my neck. Armstrong has always been reactive. And self-absorbed. For a while it seemed like he finally had it together—back when he was engaged. But ever since that fiasco of a wedding he seems to have come completely unglued. Again. But worse this time. “Someone needs a timeout.”



***Please not this is an unedited excerpt and is subject to change.***




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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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