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Carrying the Greek Tycoon’s Baby
(Greek Island Brides #1)
By Jennifer Faye
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 256 Pages
March 1st 2019 by Harlequin Romance

From one night…

To nine months!

In this Greek Island Brides story, for jaded tycoon Xander Marinakos, renowned wedding destination Infinity Island is just another opportunity to expand his empire. Until he’s captivated by its beautiful owner, Lea Romes… When their one night together has unexpected consequences, Xander must negotiate the deal of a lifetime, and put his guarded heart on the table to convince independent Lea they can be a family…for infinity!

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Greek Island Brides
Finding love that lasts to infinity!

All marriages that take place on renowned wedding destination Infinity Island are guaranteed to last forever!

And the picturesque Greek island is about to weave its magic for friends Lea, Popi and Stasia. They dream of finding their own happy-ever-afters… And they’re about to meet three billionaires who will sweep them off their feet—and down the aisle!

Follow Lea’s journey from surprise pregnancy to dream proposal in
Carrying the Greek Tycoon’s Baby

And coming soon…

Book # 2 – Claiming The Drakos Heir (releases June 2019)

The rebel bachelor is back…

To claim her baby!

In this Greek Island Brides story, pregnant surrogate Popi Costas is faced with raising her late sister’s child alone, until the baby’s wealthy uncle arrives to take charge! Apollo Drakos is distractingly handsome, but Popi won’t let that stop her from fighting to keep the baby. Yet as she gets to know the man behind the wild card reputation, Popi’s reconsidering welcoming Apollo into her new little family…

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What can I say?  Another winner from Ms. Faye and the Harlequin Romance line.  Why are you not reading this line?  Because it’s not hot enough?  Think the storyline will be too sweet for you?  Trust me, the romance is there.  The smexy times build up is there; it’s just behind closed doors and the story isn’t too sweet.  Ms. Faye has written a brilliant billionaire story that will tug on your emotions, have you believe in a true love romance with a bit of magic woven in.

I adored Lea from the beginning.  Finding out about her heritage the aftermath with her parents is relatable.  Not all people are happy with their roots and her mother was not happy.  The island brought up bad memories for her and I could understand that in some way.  But to withhold that from Lea and then subsequently “rule” her life afterward?  No.  Again, relatable.  Lea has a backbone and she uses it.  She is very uncertain of Xander in the beginning but slowly warms up to him.  Her friendship with Popi is fun and I can’t wait to see what is in store for her.

Xander is the typical billionaire.  Yes, he is Greek but Ms. Faye has written him to be a good guy, not your typical alpha jerk.  He really does care for Lea and the baby to come, he just doesn’t know how to achieve that true happiness.  He’s worked most of his life and really hasn’t thought about marriage and a family.  His backstory is interesting and I adored his relationship with his sister, Stasia.

I never felt like the story was rushed.  The romance moves at a leisurely pace and the setting for the story is great.  An island that guarantees that if you get married there, it will be forever?  Loved it.  I really didn’t want the book to end.  Lea and Xander were a perfect couple and I can’t wait to hear more about them in the other books.

Again, why are you NOT reading this line?  It’s fun, romantic, has the lush settings and heroes to swoon for in the end?  Tsk, tsk.  Plus, billionaires.  One of Harlie’s favorite heroes.

Coming September 2019…

Book #3 – Wearing The Greek Millionaire’s Ring

About the Author

Award-winning author, Jennifer Faye pens fun, heartwarming contemporary romances with rugged cowboys, sexy billionaires and enchanting royalty. Internationally published with books translated into nine languages. She is a two-time winner of the RT Book Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Award, the CataRomance Reviewers’ Choice Award, named a TOP PICK author, and been nominated for numerous other awards.

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Happy Release Week and ARC #Review of Romancing Rebecca (a Brass Ring Sorority series #3) by January Bain w/a rafflecopter giveaway! @JanuaryBain #contemporaryromance #series

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Canadian romance writer Rebecca Fairfax thinks a few months living in an English castle will allow her to test out her research theories about the castle and get new material for her writing. Oh, and she’ll be able to carry out her Brass Ring Sorority sisters’ dare to kiss a duke, too. Only, the whole experience ends up changing her life in a way she could never have seen coming…

Ash Piers isn’t interested in peerage and titles. He’s a freewheeling playboy who’s adopted a hedonistic lifestyle after a disastrous love affair. He thinks the upstart Canadian is a gold-digger of the worst kind, kissing his father, the Duke of Piers, on first greeting, then getting engaged to him a moment later! But, damn, he’s attracted to the woman who’s living in his home for the summer. How’s he, a red-blooded Englishman, supposed to keep his hands off her as propriety and family demand?

But with the castle lurching from one crisis to another, Ash and Rebecca have to work together to ensure his family make it through events that threaten to tear everyone apart. And when an ancient and deadly danger looms, both Ash and Rebecca are forced to conquer all fear—physical and emotional…

Part madcap caper, part serious treasure hunting, the Brass Ringers never fail to entertain or get their way!

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“Perhaps I should carry you?” he inquired, his plummy voice tinged with concern.

“Perhaps that would be best.”

She looked into his eyes. Oh my, what a lovely shade of melting chocolate. Then she caught sight of the thief from the corners of her eyes.

“Stop him! The thief—he’s getting away.”

“I thought the matter had not been decided yet?” He raised a sardonic eyebrow, his mouth twitching. Strange, he seemed less worried about the real thief than she did.

“Your tour guide can vouch for me. He pointed the way before I gave chase. Plus, this guy”—she pointed at the slippery culprit still moving with obvious discomfort down the tunnel, holding onto the side while hopping on his one good foot—“gave the game away by announcing what was in the package. The Fabergé egg. How could he know that if I was the one to steal it?”

Hmm, those melting pools of chocolate. Are those flecks of gold? Hard to be certain in the dim light. He paid her words homage and his expression softened. “Of course, that does make a great deal of sense. Though he still might have seen you take it.”

“Duh, of course, it does.” She slipped into defensive mode. “And I did not take it—I’m not the one trying to sneak away.”

“Right you are.”

“You can let me go,” she said with reluctance. “And nab the guy.”

“Are you certain? I don’t want you falling and suing us.”

“For goodness’ sake, I’m not going to sue your ass. Though, on second thoughts, perhaps I should consider suing you for slander.”

He pulled away from her, leaving her instantly colder and bereft of the lovely sensation of being in La-La Land. She tugged off her helmet, letting her fair hair spill out over her shoulders. She fluffed it out with one hand for added emphasis.

“You wouldn’t happen to be a duke of something or other, would you?” she asked at his recoil, praying it was so. That would even make up for slugging through water and ruining her best pair of motorcycle boots.

“No, just an earl. The Earl of Craigmere to be precise. My father’s the duke, so I don’t inherit until he’s gone, which I hope is a long way off—at least most days. He can be a real ballbreaker about my life at times, though perhaps he has reason.” He ran a hand through his hair, disheveling the arrangement and only managing to look even more fetching. “Excuse my language. Ash Piers at your service. Why did you want to know if I’m a duke?”

The first book by a new to me author and it will NOT be my last.  OMG!  This book was just too much at times for me.  The humor alone is what sold me.  Now, I will tell you that since this is from a publisher that normally usually promotes their hotter stuff, this book didn’t have that.  Instead, you had a sorta love triangle (and no, it’s not sexual) and a slow building romance that leads to our hero and heroine to the path of true happiness.

Ash is a great man, not just a hero.  He loved fiercely, loyalty is his middle name, very much a family man but throw in a very bad relationship and that would lead the best of men to be a rake.  He had the most to lose in the book and definitely needed the growth that is shown until the very end.  I love that Ms. Bain took her time with him.  We needed to see his growth slowly and at times, painfully to make us really cheer for the hand of the fair Rebecca.

Rebecca is the heroine that I could sit down with and have a great time with just drinking water.  She is fascinating, funny, determined and genuinely just a special person.  Life didn’t deal her the best in the beginning but she never let it get her down.  It only made her stronger and more determined.  I loved that she was a writer and knew what she was going to do after her last romance book.  Hence the trip to England and doing her “research”.

I have to admit that she Ms. Bain is a new to me author, I didn’t know much about the back story in regards to the sorority and the dares that will eventually lead them to true love but the concept is great.  I will be on the lookout for the next book in the series.  Those girls, in the end, were awesome.  It’s like the rallying of the troops and it worked.  The villain in the story is interesting.  I loved how Ms. Bain put a paranormal spin on it which tied in nicely with all of the research that Rebecca was doing.

Honestly, its been a while since a new to me author give me all the feels.  Ms. Bain is truly a gifted author that brings what could be mundane and puts her own spin on the tropes.  Yes, tropes.

I would be remiss to not let you in on a secret…the dowager is a HOOT!!  A bit naughty but a heart full of gold.  You will love her and wish she was your own grandmother.

About the Author:

January Bain has wished on every falling star, every blown-out birthday candle, and every coin thrown in a fountain to be a storyteller. To share the tales of high adventure, mysteries, and thrillers she has dreamed of all her life. The story you now have in your hands is the compilation of a lot of things manifesting itself for this special series. Hundreds of hours spent researching the unusual and the mundane have come together to create books that features strong women who live life to the fullest, wild adventures full of twists and unforeseen turns, and hot complicated men who aren’t afraid to take risks. She can only hope her stories will capture your imagination and heart as much as they do hers.

If you are looking for January Bain, you can find her hard at work every morning without fail in her office with two furry babies trying to prove who does a better job of guarding the doorway. And, of course, she’s married to the most romantic man!

If you wish to connect in the virtual world she is easily found on Facebook, her second home. Oh, and she loves to talk books…

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Happy Book Birthday & ARC #Review of Tomboy (the Hartigans #3) by Avery Flynn! @jennw23 @averyflynn #contemporaryromance @entangledpub @MissRiki

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How exactly has one good deed landed me in the penalty box?

Tomboy, an all-new, sexy romantic comedy from USA Today bestselling author Avery Flynn, is available now!

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Ice Knights defenseman Zach Blackburn has come down with the flu, and my BFF—his PR manager—begs me to put my nursing degree to use and get him back to health. Of course she would call in a favor for the most hated man in Harbor City.

But when he’s finally on the mend and I’m sneaking out of his place, everything goes sideways. Paparazzi spot me and pictures, plus accusations that I slept with him, fly faster than a hockey puck.

At first, all of Harbor City wants my blood—or to give me a girlie-girl makeover. But then…the team finally wins a game. And now this fickle town wants me with the big jerk twenty-four seven.

Argh. I never slept with him the first time! But no one will listen. Then the grumpy bastard goes and promises to break his no-fan-appearances rule to help raise money for a free health clinic—but only if I’m rink-side at every game. That’s not a deal I can turn down.

But when the team keeps winning, and I realize there’s more to him than his bad reputation, suddenly remembering to keep my real hands off my fake date gets harder and harder to do.

 

So this is the third book in the series and while Lucy (Muffin Top) spoke to me in ways that most people wouldn’t understand, this one spoke to me in a different way.  Let me explain.

I worked for the Dallas Stars Hockey Club from 1998-2004.  Yes, I worked stadium promotions before the ice dancers (seriously) and watched the much hated Scott Stevens skate the Cup on our ice.  I don’t think I will ever get that image out of my head but I digress.  I’ve seen the good, bad, ugly and VERY ugly when it comes to the “other side” of professional sports.  I have seen The Great One (not a fan but that’s a whole different blog), named our kid after Brian Leetch and have too many hockey jerseys hanging in the closet.  Red Wing fans are the rudest fans EVER and I still HATE the Sharks.  Oh, and I have a cousin that married Keith Tkachuk.  I know I go on about baseball but hockey is my mistress.  He He!  Ms. Flynn nails the hockey parts in this book.

Zach is a teddy bear, despite the piercings and tats.  He never had it easy growing up and the way his parents treated him in the end, I can emphasize with him on not getting close to anyone or having the trust issues that he had.  Fallon absolutely has no filter but that’s what I loved about her.  Fighting for position in her big family isn’t easy so shooting from the hip and not having a filter helps.  I didn’t quite understand all the tomboy stuff because I felt like Fallon was her own person and didn’t need to be girlie for the book to work.  But that’s just me.  However, I did get it when the whole social media thing blew up.  And yes, trolls exist.  *sigh*  She’s a nurse for Christ’s sake.  I don’t know too many nurses that spend an hour in the bathroom before a shift knowing that the makeup will wilt within an hour of getting to work.

Ms. Flynn has written another winner in the series.  The sex is hawt, the emotions real and the issues that they both have are relatable.  Plus, Fallon’s family is priceless.  Her mom getting into the social media action, Lucy trying to still fix things and the girls with their Sip and Paint nights are golden.  Keep writing and I’ll keep reading.

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Excerpt:

The blaring ring echoed off the bare walls of the nearly empty mansion as Fallon Hartigan marched down the hallway with murder on her mind.

As soon as she got to the source of that ringing, she was going to give Harbor City what they wanted most and kill the most-hated man in hockey. Sure, she might get arrested, but the metro area would probably throw her a parade. She turned the corner and stopped dead in her tracks outside the open double doors leading to the overpriced defenseman’s bedroom.

The man—who’d been puking his guts up less than twenty-four hours ago—was in the middle of a king-size bed, wearing nothing but a smirk and a bed sheet that was draped so low across his hips that she could see miles of those V lines south of his hard abs. Like she was a newbie nurse on her first set of rounds, her breath caught, and a blush she most definitely did not want to appear started to burn her cheeks. Damn her pasty Irish skin.

Still, she had to admit, if only to herself, that the view was fucking amazing. The man was a professional athlete and had the muscular, inked-up chest to prove it. Practically against her will, her gaze traveled over the plentiful ink across his pecs and lingered a few breaths too long on his silver nipple rings.

Seemingly indifferent to her perusal, Zach swiped his thumb across his cell phone’s screen, ending the incessant ringing.

“About time,” he said, his voice a mellow, low rumble. “I’ve been ringing for you for almost ten minutes.”

He dropped his phone on the small table next to the bed and then lounged against the headboard, managing somehow to look down his nose at her even with their current height differential.

Forget killing him, she was going to go after her bestie. It was Lucy’s fault Fallon was even here.

She squeezed her eyes shut and counted to ten as she recalled all the reasons why the man was a menace and not the solution to her three-month-long sexual dry spell.

He was a selfish player.

He was surly to the press, to the fans, and probably to his neighbor’s dog.

He’d banged a puck bunny tattooed with the logo of the Ice Knights’ most hated rival.

She counted to another ten while remembering why she couldn’t off him.

He was Lucy’s client.

He was, for some incomprehensible reason, one of her bestie’s friends.

He had the skills to turn around the Ice Knights’ sofar shitty season if he could remove the giant chip from his shoulder and start playing as if he actually liked hockey again.

Exhaling a deep breath, she reopened her eyes and barely noticed his muscular shoulders this time as she moved away from the door.

There. All better.

She’d managed to pack away the Hartigan attitude, and her temper hadn’t even made an appearance. Bully for her. Now to get back to that cool, clinical demeanor she strove for whenever she was on the clock.

“You rang?” she asked, managing to keep a good 73 percent of her annoyance out of her tone as she walked farther into the room.

About Avery

USA Today bestselling romance author Avery Flynn has three slightly-wild children, loves a hockey-addicted husband and is desperately hoping someone invents the coffee IV drip.

She fell in love with romance while reading Johanna Lindsey’s Mallory books. It wasn’t long before Avery had read through all the romance offerings at her local library. Needing a romance fix, she turned to Harlequin’s four books a month home delivery service to ease the withdrawal symptoms. That worked for a short time, but it wasn’t long before the local book stores’ staffs knew her by name.

Avery was a reader before she was a writer and hopes to always be both. She loves to write about smartass alpha heroes who are as good with a quip as they are with their *ahem* other God-given talents. Her heroines are feisty, fierce and fantastic. Brainy and brave, these ladies know how to stand on their own two feet and knock the bad guys off theirs.

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