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Friends with Benefits by Nicole Blanchard Blog Tour and ARC Review

Friends with Benefits

Friend Zone Series, #3
by Nicole Blanchard
Publication Date: June 25, 2020
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance

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Tripp Wilder is more than a friend…

..but Ember Stevens is determined not to make him a boyfriend. After a bad breakup, she prefers the sex without the strings and who better to teach her about NSA relationships than her love ’em and leave ’em neighbor, Tripp?

It’s the best of both worlds. She gets all the fun aspects of a relationship–the sex, the cuddling, the secrets in the dark–without all the obligations and resentment that go along with it.

Ember Stevens is everything he wants…

…but can’t have. Tripp lost his chance at a relationship with Ember years ago and has settled for being her BFF ever since. Now that she’s on the market again, he refuses to let his second chance with her pass him by.

Except she’s not interested in commitment.

Stuck between a rock and a hard-on, Tripp agrees to show Ember how to navigate the world of casual sex, but he’s determined to convince her that nothing can go wrong when a friendship comes with a guaranteed happy ending.

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About Nicole Blanchard

Nicole Blanchard is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of gritty romantic suspense and heartwarming new adult romance. She and her family reside in the south along with their menagerie of animals.

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For readers, especially romance lovers like me, there are certain characters in a particular story that you know from the get-go that they’re meant to be. That’s what it was like for me while I was reading Friends with Benefits. Tripp and Ember were meant to be together. I knew that from the first pages of reading their story.

I love Ember’s grit and enduring sacrifice for her family. Her unconditional love for her little twin sisters is something that’s truly awe-inspiring. Despite her emotional baggage and unavailability, she has found solace with Tripp.

I have been intrigued by this pair ever since I caught a glimpse of them in the first two Friend Zone books. And I must say that the wait was totally worth it! I couldn’t stop reading until I reached the end.

I loved their easy and effortless friendship. When it shifted into something more, I just couldn’t help but root for their love. Like I said, it’s one of those stories when you just know that these two characters are meant to be.

Rating: 4/5

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Starlet by Cora Kenborn Release Blitz and ARC Review



Title: Starlet
A Sinister Fairy Tales Collection Standalone
Author: Cora Kenborn
Genre: Dark Romantic Suspense
Release Date: June 25, 2020
They call me America’s Sweetheart.
Hollywood royalty. The last of an era.
Sole survivor of LA’s most infamous crime.
I’m not any of those things.
He forced me into the spotlight.
The liar with a perfect smile and cold blue eyes.But Alexandra Romanov’s fate won’t be mine.
I’ll speak her lines. I’ll hit the mark. I’ll strike a pose.
And when the past and present collide, I’ll become their worst nightmare.

They told me to preserve the legacy.
Be careful what you ask for. . .
You just might get it.

Author note: This book contains dark themes, graphic and
violent content, and sensitive subject matter that while essential to the
storyline may make some readers uncomfortable
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“Angel, I’m…” The word sorry is right there on my lips, but instead of
saying it, I slam them against hers before either of us can react. Angel’s
muffled protest is trapped between our mouths, and her palms fly to my chest as
if to push me away. Only she doesn’t. Her fingers curl into my shirt, those
sharp nails digging into my skin.
My control breaks. My hand dives into her hair, twisting it around my
fingers. We kiss harder, ignoring the fact we’re in a public parking lot. And
when she moans into my mouth, I lose it and push her against the car.
“Stop.” Angel breaks the kiss, her chest rising and falling with labored
breaths as she pulls away. Her fingers press against her swollen lips as if
they will somehow erase the feel of mine.
They won’t.
Because like it or not, when I want something, I get it. I wanted out of
this mess, so I made her an offer that would make history.
But now…
We’re going to rewrite it.
However, Angel has to be handled carefully, so I play the apologetic
asshole role with gusto. Stepping back, I rake a hand through my hair. “That
was out of line.”
She crosses her arms over her chest. “You think?”
Sighing, I press my thumb against my temple and throw out a final Hail
Mary. “Look, what do you have to lose? A crappy apartment and a worthless job?”
For some reason, that seems to get to her, and she relaxes the grip her
arms have on her chest. “What’s in it for you? And be straight with me this
time. No more of this half-answer crap. I want the truth.”
“A story.”
Angel raises her eyebrows and glares at me.
I roll my eyes. “And money. Look, I don’t care how much a man has,
five-hundred-k is five-hundred-k.” It’s the truth, something I didn’t mean to
throw out there, but my master plan is going down in flames pretty fast.
“That’s another half-answer,” she accuses, and then twists around to walk
away, but I catch her arm and spin her back around.
“Fine, you want the truth? You don’t get to where I am in life and not
step on a lot of toes along the way, sweetheart. Some were by accident, and
others were very much on purpose. Somebody didn’t like what he saw in the
mirror I shoved in front of his face and decided to take it out on my ass. If I
don’t get some cash flow soon, I’m going to lose everything.”
An awkward second of silence quickly turns into five. Then ten. Just as
I’m about to do something drastic like speak the name of a man who should never
be used as a bargaining tool, she sighs.
Wait, what?
“I know I’ll live to regret this, but I can’t argue that half a million
would change my life.”
“So, that’s a yes?” I ask, slowly. “You’ll do it?”
“Yes. Provided you guarantee the DNA test will prove I’m Alexandra
Romanov, you’ve got a deal.”
Author Bio
Kenborn is a USA Today Bestselling author who writes in multiple genres
from dark and gritty romantic suspense to laugh-out-loud romantic comedy. Known
for her sharp banter and shocking blindsides, Cora pushes her characters and
readers out of their comfort zones and onto an emotional roller coaster before
delivering a twisted happily ever after.
believes there’s nothing better than a feisty heroine who keeps her alpha on
his toes, and she draws inspiration from the strong country women who raised
her. However, since the domestic Southern Belle gene seems to have skipped a
generation, she spends any free time convincing her family that microwaving Hot
Pockets counts as cooking dinner.
Oh, and
autocorrect thinks she’s obsessed with ducks.



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I never thought that the retelling of Anastasia Romanov would have me so thrilled that I literally couldn’t put my copy down until after I read the Epilogue. And because I’m a 90s Disney baby and an avid fan of historical documentaries, this book got me so hooked the moment I learned that it’s a retelling of Anastasia. It was so captivating that it had me singing Journey to the Past in my head!

I loved how the story revolved around the glitz and glamor of Hollywood. It was really interesting how the author came up with a plot inspired by Anastasia. This dark retelling is the perfect homage to the story woven from the history of the real Romanovs.

Dominic and Angel had the perfect push-and-pull romance. As the story unravels, you cannot help but be totally invested in them. Dominic may appear to be a gruff con man, but underneath that hardened exterior, you will find the devotion of a man who will protect the one he loves. And Angel’s character was so enigmatic that you can’t help but sympathize and love her. Amidst all her traumatic secrets is a girl full of courage and grit.

I loved how each of the plotlines was so intricate that at the end of the day, even if you know when the biggest twists are going to be revealed, you can’t help but still be surprised at the unexpected turns.

This is one hell of a book from the Sinister Fairy Tale collection and it’s one of the best ones out there. I’ve read quite a few of them at by far I can definitely say that this belongs in at least the Top 3!

Rating: 5/5

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Bohemian Patience by Misty Walker Blog Tour and ARC Review

Bohemian Patience

by Misty Walker
Publication Date: June 3, 2020
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

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Being a gypsy means going into an arranged marriage.
My siblings fought against it, but not me.
Having a woman who was raised to be a wife, a mother, and warm body for me to sink into? Sounded good to me.

Unfortunately, my new wife is not what I was expected.
She’s mouthy, bratty, and gets on my last nerve.
But I’m no quitter and I’m not afraid to put in the work.

So, I romanced my wife. I gave her time and space. I had patience.
I realized she was fighting a much bigger battle than I had even known.
She’s spent her life being told she’s evil and cursed.

That’s not who she is.
She’s beautiful, smart, and has big dreams.
She’s more than a bride to be sold off. More than a prize to be won.
Now, more than ever, I’m determined to be her champion.

The only thing she wants is freedom.
And now that she has it, will she choose me?

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About Misty Walker

Misty Walker has been writing stories, articles, and poems since junior high. Preferring to stay behind the scenes until now, she has been an avid romance reader, a blogger, and an audiobook proofer for the last fifteen years. Growing up in a nomadic household, Misty has lived all up and down the western USA, but recently settled in Reno, Nevada. Misty is a mom to two kids who are slowly trying to kill her, but they are cute, so she will keep them. She just celebrated her sixteen-year anniversary with her computer geek husband and has two dogs, Dunkin and Dutch, that are her constant companions while she happily reads and writes her life away.

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After reading this book, I immediately went out to pick out the rest of the series because this one was just so good. I was so intrigued by the other characters from these series that I couldn’t help but read the rest.

Freedom and Essie are one of those old souls that were just destined to be together. The growth of their relationship was just awe-inspiring. Their marriage became a partnership and seeing how it grew into that was really so special to read.

I normally don’t like the modern-day arranged marriage troupe but I take a special exemption on this one because it just works. I loved Essie’s fiery spirit and Freedom’s passion. These are two people who were meant to be together but didn’t realize that they really were in it for the long haul.

Overall, this is one great summer read for the true romantic. I can’t wait to read another story from this series! I hope Misty Walker will come up with more.

Rating: 4.5/5