Title: Kissing My Crush
A Kissing Games Series Standalone
Author: C.A. Harms
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Tropes: Friends to Lovers/Accidental Pregnancy
Release Date: June 29, 2023




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Amara

Tyler Collins has always been the object of my affection. He just doesn’t know it.
I’ve spent years admiring him, fantasizing about him, but never once making a move.
That is until I see him across the room, already a few beers in and drunkenly decide to press my lips to his. One minute I’m sharing a drink with a friend, and the next, I’m Kissing My Crush.

Now I’m trapped at a beautiful resort with the man I so desperately want to avoid, to celebrate the nuptials of our dear friends.

I can feel his eyes on me. He’s watching. Waiting for what I’m not sure. The fear of rejection is too strong for me to mention the kiss. That night is on constant replay in my mind. I often wonder how he would react if I could confess that to me, our kiss was not a drunken mistake.

Tyler

Quiet, sweet Amara, the one woman I never expected to crave and the one I can’t seem to shake. One unexpected kiss, and now all I can think about is her lips pressed to mine.

I’ve managed to avoid attachments, keeping things casual and enjoying one day at a time. Yet, a timid blonde marches across a hazy bar and grabs hold of my hair, giving me the kiss that changes it all. Changes me.

She wants to pretend it never happened, but I never was much for playing games. She might want me to believe the kiss was forgettable, but we both know better. Hands down the hottest kiss of my life.

That moment with her wasn’t nothing. It was everything.
It was the turning point and the start of something I know without a doubt will be more than we both ever could have expected.







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C.A. Harms is an avid romance and mystery reader. She's always had a love for books, getting lost in writing and storytelling even as a young girl. She enjoys happy endings and HEA love stories.

She lives in Illinois and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. She holds an addiction for Starbucks White Chocolate Mocha’s and KitKat when she should really be focusing on water and maybe a fruit or two to make herself feel less guilty, but that feeling quickly passes...thankfully.

She is easy going, fun, and although she may seem like one of the quiet ones at first, you just wait until she gets to know you better...that quietness changes, fast.







Title: Second Down Darling
Author: Lex Martin
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Tropes: Single Dad/Forbidden Romance
Cover Design: Najla Qamber
Photographer: Lindee Robinson
Models: Hannah & Trevor
Release Date: August 7, 2023




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Jake’s my best friend and first love. There’s just one problem—he belongs to my sister.

I’ve been crushing on Jake for years, but never had the guts to tell him. One drunken night with my sister and two pink lines later, and he’s lost to me forever.
She doesn’t care that I met Jake Ramirez first. That he and I were best friends first. That I fell in love with him first. Because what my sister wants, my sister gets.
When she video-calls me and Jake accidentally walks by in the buff, something in me snaps.
Transferring to a different college might seem like a copout, but I have to get away from Jake and my sister before I say or do something I’ll regret. In an act of desperation, I ghost my old life.
For the next two years, everything is great—until I come face-to-face with Jake and his son, who my sister abandoned.
Jake’s the new wide receiver at my school, and he wants nothing to do with me, which is fine because I plan to keep my distance. Except we’re thrown together in the most dire circumstances that bring back all those old feelings.
They say everyone deserves a second chance, but my heart can’t handle breaking one more time.

Second Down Darling is an angsty, friends-to-lovers, forbidden romance, featuring a sexy single dad who’s a down-and-out college football player and a nerdy girl determined to overcome her wallflower ways. It has major second chance vibes and lots of steam! Second Down Darling is a dual POV standalone in the USA Today-bestselling series Varsity Dads.







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Lex Martin is the USA Today bestselling author of The Varsity Dad Dilemma, the Texas Nights series, and the Dearest series, books she hopes readers love but her parents avoid. A former high school English teacher and freelance journalist, she resides in Texas with her husband, twin daughters, and a bunny named Dandelion.


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The Issue with Bad Boy Roommates by Piper Rayne is now live!

  

  

I was only looking for a roommate…

I’m the town widow.

Not the only one, but the youngest by far.

My husband died one year after our wedding, casting me as the charity case in my small Alaskan town.

Since then, everyone—including my big family—try to keep me busy as if that will stop the haunting memories from resurfacing.

Do I know it’s time to move on? Of course, but that’s easier said than done.

Then Van Adler rides into town. His bad boy vibe complete with his motorcycle and tattoos causes my body to fill with need for the first time since my husband’s death.

To make matters worse, he’s the one who answered my ad for a roommate. Sharing the close quarters of our two-bedroom apartment means I have to set some ground rules like keeping his rippled abs covered. Soon we become friends, he’s making me dinners, and we’re binge-watching television shows all night.

The more our lives intertwine, the more I start to fall for him. Leaving me wondering, can you find the love of your life twice in one lifetime?


 


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Piper Rayne is a USA Today Bestselling Author duo who write "heartwarming humor with a side of sizzle" about families, whether that be blood or found. They both have e-readers full of one-clickable books, they're married to husbands who drive them to drink, and they're both chauffeurs to their kids. Most of all, they love hot heroes and quirky heroines who make them laugh, and they hope you do, too!



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I’ll Just Date Myself

Gator Bait Series 7

Lani Lynn Vale

RELEASE: June 27, 2023

 

 


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Normally when you say, “I have a stalker,” you think bad thoughts. That wasn’t the kind of stalker Folsom was when it came to Kobe Sano. Folsom liked to call herself a “guardian angel in disguise.”

 

The first time he catches her attention, he’s been assigned to hunt her down and throw away the key. All she did was steal someone else’s child. Well, embryo, that is. What Kobe doesn’t know, though, is the man that hired him is up to no good, and she has no other choice but to run without looking back.

 

From that moment on, she spends the rest of her spare time running away from him while also digging into every nook and cranny of his personal life, finding every weakness he has and utilizing it any way she needs to keep herself one step ahead of him.

 

Only one day, when she goes to do her usual snooping, she finds out that not only is her favorite person in trouble, but he’s also in need of her help.

 

Too bad it takes her years to find that help.

 

Her next step is to break him out of the pokey prison-break style.

 

If she knew he’d go without question, she very well might have.

 

***

 

It didn’t take a genius to know when someone was stalking you. The signs were all there, and they eventually pointed right at Folsom.

 

When he figures it out, he plans to confront her and maybe address the silent sexual tension that’s been brewing between them for the last few years.

 

However, right when he’s ready to admit to himself that she might be the one—daughter who intimidates the hell out of him or not—she up and disappears for a year.

 

In that year, he spends every waking moment searching for her.

 

And eventually he finds her, confronts her, and is hit in the face with the secrets she’s kept from him for years.

 

One of which is a big one.

 

The daughter that she protects with everything she has—the one that he’s come to love with all his heart, just like her mom—is the very abducted child from his one and only unsolved case.

 

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𝒞𝒪𝐿𝐿𝐼𝒟𝐸𝒟 (𝐿𝒮𝒰 𝐵𝑜𝑜𝓀 .𝟧) by Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author Becca Steele releases on July 10th! We are so excited to share these gorgeous covers with you!!! 



COLLIDED

by Becca Steele

Release Date: July 10th 

 

 


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From USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Becca Steele comes a new standalone M/M college romance.

 

When my mother told me she was getting married, I had no idea just how much my life would change.

 

Her new husband does his best to make me feel welcome, but his son is a different story. Huxley Granger is rude and aggressive, and from the moment we collide, he makes it clear that he loathes me.

 

Then, something happens. An event that alters everything between us.

 

I find myself looking at him in a different way.

 

A way I shouldn’t be looking at the person who has been so hostile to me from the beginning. A way I shouldn’t be looking at the one person I’m not allowed to have.

 

Even though I tell myself to forget him, I can’t get him out of my head. And I could be wrong, but I think he might have the same problem.

 

I know I should stay away.

 

I should

 

But I won’t.



Collided first appeared in the Anti-Valentine anthology. This edition has been expanded and extended.

 

 


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ABOUT BECCA STEELE

 Becca Steele is a USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of M/F and M/M romance. She currently lives in the south of England with her husband, two kids, and a whole horde of characters that reside inside her head.

When she's not writing, you can find her reading or watching Netflix, usually with a glass of wine in hand. Failing that, she'll be online hunting for memes, or wasting time making her 500th Spotify playlist.


 

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It's been a minute since I read the last book in this series, so I only vaguely remember the characters. But I did grab this on KU the second I put the other one down, I just don't know why it took me so long to pick up this one. I think my mood changed and I went looking for over the top alpha vibes and steered away from college sports for a bit.

 

Which after reading this book feels crazy. This did not at all feel like a college sports romance. Despite East literally having his whole world wrapped up in it, he was so completely all about Wren I forgot he was a player. And I mean that in both sense of the word. This book was hot AF, and I was blown away. First east can dirty talk, damn. Second the chemistry between them was so hot I actually had to put this down around the kids.

 

Wren was a great character and I loved that she didn't fall for East easily. But I love more that once she saw who East really was, she was all in and loud and proud about it. Because East gave awesome boyfriend and everything about these two together was just perfect.

 

Now I'm going to one click Ben's book and probably wait forever to actually read it. Toodles.

 

 


 

Gah this book is just further proof that my brain hates me. I pre-ordered this book as soon as I could, but then countless other books were read while I waited and when this landed on my kindle, I put off reading it. I'd forgotten the characters and the previous books, and I just kept getting distracted by other books.

 

Then finally I decided to read this book and I was right back with the guys and their WAGs. I remember thinking that Jade was an idiot for her plan to marry Sam and then bam in swoops Declan. And I really didn't expect that much swoon from Declan. Getting his point of view and learning about his past, he just might be my favourite wildcat.

 

Jade and Declan were super-hot together. But the story had so much more depth and emotion that I was expecting from a fake marriage story. Both Jade and Declan were so relatable and the fact that Declan could understand where Jade was coming from and go beyond to help made him even better. Because Jade was so used to being the independent bad bitch she has always been, and Declan managed to support that perfectly.

 

The book was awesome, and I am kicking myself I didn't read it a month ago when it landed. But now hopefully the next one will be that much quicker to wait for.

 

 



 HARD HITTER

by Nikki Hall

Release Date: June 23rd

 



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HARD HITTER, the third book in the Wild Card series, by Nikki Hall is NOW AVAILABLE!! 

 


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My biggest mistake is the best thing that ever happened to me.

Noah
Chloe Asher is off limits. Maybe if I repeat it enough times I’ll stop giving in every time she shows up in the middle of the night pleading for help. She takes nothing seriously, especially not me, yet I can’t stop thinking about her. It doesn’t matter how I crave her smile or burn for her touch. D is family. He trusted me with his sister. I promised to take care of her, which means I absolutely can’t keep kissing her in dark corners every chance I get.

Chloe
My life is a hot mess. Literally, if you’re talking about the small, insignificant fire in my dorm. TU is my opportunity to start over, but I can’t seem to break old habits—especially ones involving Noah Olsen. One of my brother’s best friends, and the only guy to turn me down. I don’t give second chances, but when he comes to my rescue again and again, I start to wonder if he’s what I’m missing in my life—until one little mistake could cost me my future.


Hard Hitter is the third full-length novel in the Wild Card series of steamy interconnected standalones featuring the football players of Teagan University—a brother’s best friend, grumpy/sunshine, it's always been you, college football romance with plenty of heat.

  

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Nikki Hall is a smart-ass with a Ph.D. and a potty mouth. She writes stories that have spice and sass because she doesn’t know any other way. Coffee makes her happy, messes make her stabby, and she’d sell one of her children for a second season of Firefly. She also writes paranormal romance under the name Nicole Hall.

 

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