Release Promotion: A Love For Romance Anthology



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Do you have a love for romance stories? Included in this anthology are stories that will have you intrigued; make you swoon; all the while warming your heart.

Fifteen SBR Media authors present to you: A Love for Romance.

♡A preview of Trading Yesterday by USA Today Bestselling Author Kahlen Aymes

♡ The Break (Breaking Free, Part 1) by USA Today Bestselling Author Debra Presley

♡ Always Too Late by Micalea Smeltzer

♡ Until the Stars Forget to Shine by Amber Garza

♡ The Only Chance by Magan Vernon

♡ Awakened: A Leila Marx World Novella by Amber Garr

♡ Do You Mind? by Freya Barker

♡ Cock-Blocked by W. Ferraro

♡ What Happens on Spring Break by R.C. Stephens

♡ Always There by Elizabeth Hayes

♡ Falling for Lindy by Ashlee Taylor

♡ Burning the Midnight Oil by Elison Grace

♡ Babysitting for the Biker by Sammi Starlight

♡ Chasing Love by Misha Elliott

♡ Spellbound by Ashlee Sinn

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Title of Book: Trading Yesterday

Author Name: Kahlen Aymes

Genre: Contemporary/New Adult Contemporary

About the Book:

“Professional soccer superstar, Chase (Ace) Forrester, receives a test message from the one woman who broke his heart. His life is on a fast track now, and after years of trying to forget Teagan Tesler, he can finally breathe without wanting to rip his heart from his chest.

Faced with a dilemma that threatens to screw up everything he’s worked for, Chase must decide if seeing Teagan will give him the closure he needs, or crack him open all over again. His head tells him to shut off his phone and ignore the six words screaming from the screen, but his heart tells him to get on a plane, no questions asked.

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Title of Book: The Break (Breaking Free, Part 1)

Author Name: Debra Presley

Genre: Thriller/Suspense

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“Like a best friend, you’ll root for Rachelle until the end.”– New York Times Bestselling Author Avery Aster

Rachelle wants nothing more than to be free of her husband, Dr. Trey Wellington III.

After one terrible night, she decides it’s time to break free from his abusive, controlling ways. However, her plan goes astray and she finds herself in the fight of her life.

Will Rachelle be able to break away? Or will Trey keep her captive in the hell she’s been living?

This book contains graphic scenes and very sensitive subject matter.

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Title of Book: Always Too Late

Author Name: Micalea Smeltzer

Genre: Young Adult Mature

About the Book:

Mathias Wade may be the lead singer of Willow Creek, but he didn’t start out that way.

Once upon a time, he was simply a boy that loved a girl, but their story ended in tragedy.

This is the beginning.

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Title of Book: Until Stars Forget To Shine

Author Name: Amber Garza

Genre: Sweet Contemporary Romance

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Mina was only a teenager when her first love Austin died tragically. Now she’s an adult back in Inland Cove. And she’s just met the incredibly sexy man who now lives in Austin’s beach house.

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Title of Book: The Only Chance

Author Name: Magan Vernon

Genre: Contemporary Romance/Fairytale

About the Book:

Nobody meets their spouse when they’re four-years-old unless they’re living a fairytale.

Veronica “Roni”Chapman and Patrick “Trigg”Chapman thought they were living the ultimate fairytale, then life happened.

With divorce papers served, they thought their relationship was over.

But a tragedy brings them back together.

The only chance they may have to get back together may just happen once upon a dream.

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Title of Book: Awakened: A Leila Marx World Novella

Author Name: Amber Garr

Genre: Paranormal Romance / Urban Fantasy

About the Book:

The backstory highlighting the unusual romance between a medium (Elise) and a vampire (Gallus) who are key characters in TOUCHING EVIL.

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Title of Book: Do You Mind?

Author Name: Freya Barker

Genre: Erotic Romance

About the Book:

A chance meeting during a routine airport layover holds a hint of excitement.

A casual lunch hints at the promise of unexplored fantasies.

A leap into the unknown has life changing consequences.

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Title of Book: Cock-Blocked

Author Name: W. Ferraro

Genre: New Adult

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“She’s gorgeous.”

“She’s perfect.”

“She’s so damn sexy.”

She’s my best friend’s little sister.

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Title of Book: What Happens on Spring Break

Author Name: R.C. Stephens

Genre: New Adult

About the Book:

Prequel to upcoming release

Uptight Princeton student Sasha Landstone doesn’t mean to fall in love with the laid-back bartender Chris while vacationing in Florida on Spring Break. He’s completely not her type. He’s covered in tattoos, piercings, a man bun, and has an arrogant, condescending personality. But once they kiss it’s electric and all reason escapes them like the waves crashing along the Floridian shore. Too bad she’s his future stepsister…

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Title of Book: Always There

Author Name: Elizabeth Hayes

Genre: Contemporary Romance

About the Book:

Taylor and Gabe were best friends. When Taylor and her fiance get into a fight it’s Gabe who she calls. Gabe is tired of seeing Taylor hurt, he decides that it’s time to tell her how he really feels. But will Taylor feel the same way or will she run back to her fiance.

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Title of Book: Falling for Lindy

Author Name: Ashlee Taylor

Genre: Y/A – high school

About the Book:

Bad boy Clinton Delaney falls for a girl he’s never noticed before, Rosalind Flannery’s newfound attention from the hottest guy in school leaves a lot to be desired. Although it feels good to have the popular jock making a fool of himself for her attention, is it worth the hassle dealing with the girls who think she’ll never be good enough for him.

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Title of Book: Burning the Midnight Oil

Author Name: Elison Grace

Genre: Contemporary Romance

About the Book:

The first four chapter in Burning the Midnight Oil follow me on Wattpad for the rest of the story.

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Title of Book: Babysitting for the Biker

Author Name: Sammi Starlight

Genre: Erotic Romance

About the Book:

Willow thought this was just another babysitting job. She gets a big surprise when she finds out it’s for one of the most notorious and sexy bikers in town.

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Title of Book: Chasing Love

Author Name: Misha Elliott

Genre: New Adult

About the Book:

Dylan Hevel felt that love was only something that tied and bound you to another person. After the disaster of his parent’s marriage he vowed to never make the same mistake.

After losing everything that mattered most Abigail Love picked up and started life over in the middle of nowhere Alabama vowing to never let her heart be hurt again.

When Dylan needed help for his grandmother he enlists the help of Abigail. As the two spend time together they are forced to face the undeniable spark between them.

As Dylan’s feelings for Abigail come to light, he realizes he has to let go of his skewed view of love in order to take a chance on this woman.

Will Dylan continue to believe that love isn’t in the cards for him-or will he take the leap and chase after love?

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Title of Book: Spellbound

Author Name: Ashlee Sinn

Genre: Paranormal Romance

About the Book:

Bo Callaghan has finally met his mate in Kenzie. As a witch in a clan of grizzlies, she can certainly hold her own. But when a particular problem requires her special skills, she quickly realizes just how much they all need each other.

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Release Promotion, Giveaway & Review: Checkmate:This Is Effortless by Kennedy Fox

Title: Checkmate: This is Effortless
Series: Checkmate Duet Series (Drew & Courtney, #2)
Author: Kennedy Fox
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Trope: Friends to Lovers
Photographer & Designer: Sara Eirew
Release Date: April 25, 2017

Introducing book 2 in the new Checkmate Duet Series from a secret duo of romance authors who teamed up under the USA Today Bestselling pseudonym, Kennedy Fox! This friends to lovers romance will have you swooning and laughing from the first to the last page! Are you ready to play the game?

Courtney Bishop is as sugary sweet as her famous blueberry muffins.
Southern belle at heart, Cali girl by choice.
She barged into my life and easily became my best friend.

All was great as roommates and just friends, but then I fell for the girl who could chop firewood, deliver baby calves, and bail hay without breaking a sweat.
She’s the perfect mixture of sugar and spice, and I love her.

Being more than friends and trying to build our future isn’t as easy as it sounds.
Moving forward and creating memories is all I want for us, but when the past continues to come back and haunt me, I’m not so sure she’ll stay for the ride.

Loving her is easy, but losing her will break me. Burning passion combined with an undeniable chemistry constantly pushes and pulls us together. In the end, I’ll prove we’re worth the fight, even when the game is far from over.

Checkmate, sweetheart.

*Recommend for ages 18+ due to sexual content and adult language.*

**This is book 2 in the Checkmate Duet Series–a friends to lovers romance. You must read book 1, Checkmate: This is Reckless first. Highly recommended to read the Checkmate Duet, This is War and This is Love first, but not necessary. This can read as a standalone duet.**
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Be still my beating blueberry muffin loving heart. I can’t even begin to explain how perfect this book was. It was a great conclusion to The Checkmate Duet Series and kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time. I loved This Is Reckless, and when I got my hands on This Is Effortless I had to finish in one sitting. Putting this book down was not an option even if my tired eyes were saying otherwise ;). I loved everything about Drew and Courtney. Their chemistry was off the charts, and their love was what fireworks are made of. This Is Effortlesswas electrifying, passionate, and thrilling.

If you loved book 1, then your Drew and Court addiction will just keep on growing. This story was just like a roller coaster. Just when you thought things would calm/slow down for them, life had another plan. Drew and Court definitely faced more challenges this time around. Instead of figuring out how to get out of “the friend zone”, it was time to deal with the past. No matter what happened, you can always count of them giving their all when harm came their way. No thing or person was going to have that much control of them and would definitely not keep them from living a happy life.

This time around, Drew was going through so much. He had to deal with a crazy ex, go to Texas and “meet the folks”, deal with protective brothers, and still face the risks that come with the job. Life should be easy now that Drew FINALLY figured out the girl of his dreams was right in front of him. But love is never that easy.

It was great to read about the growth in their relationship. They had to face so many obstacles, but when they had a great day together it was nothing but EPIC. No matter what came their way, they always considered how their actions would affect “their life”. Drew and Courtney were so in love, but was that enough? Would things finally go their way or were they meant to love and move on?

I cannot give This Is Effortless anything less than 5 stars! It was everything I wanted and more. I don’t think I have ever been so addicted to a series of books, until now. The characters are so relatable which makes it impossible not to fall in love with them. Kennedy Fox never disappoint and continue to win the beautiful game of Chess 😉

Now that I am finished with this series, I am counting the days until I can read about Logan and Kayla’s story.


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A secret duo of romance authors team up under the USA Today Bestselling pseudonym, Kennedy Fox who share a love of You’ve Got Mail and The Holiday. When they aren’t bonding over romantic comedies, they like to brainstorm new book ideas. One day, they decided to collaborate and have some fun creating new characters that’ll make your lady bits tingle and your heart melt. If you enjoy romance stories with sexy, tattooed alpha males and smart, independent women, then a Kennedy Fox book is for you!

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Release Promotion & Giveaway: HOT Addiction by Lynn Raye Harris

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Five years ago…

Dexter Davidson checked his watch for the thousandth time that morning. It was nearing noon and his bride-to-be was over an hour late. His father stood in the chancel, his rented tuxedo making him appear distinguished and genteel rather than rough and worn like the farmer he was. But the look on his face was what killed Dex the most. It was one of pity and a growing resignation.

“Fuck this,” Dex growled as he clenched his jaw tight and walked down the aisle, between the rows of pews where the guests waited for the ceremony to start. The chapel doors were open to the outside because it was springtime and warm. But it was also raining. A soft, gentle rain, but rain nonetheless.

Perhaps the rain had caused a delay. Dex stood in the open door and took his phone from his pocket. Annabelle still hadn’t answered his texts. He sent another one, just in case, and felt his heart shrivel just a little bit more when no answer came.

He tried calling but it went to voicemail without even ringing. “Belle,” he said, his throat tight and his eyes stinging, “where are you, baby? I’m worried. Please let me know you’re safe. If you’ve changed your mind, it’s okay. Just let me know.”

It wasn’t okay if she’d changed her mind, but what else could he say? Annabelle Quinn had been his girl for the past four years. He’d fallen madly in love with her in an instant. He’d known her most of his life, had ignored her for much of it because she was his little sister’s best friend, but one day, pow!, she’d smiled at him the way she had a million times before—and he was done for. He’d been hers from that moment forward.

And now they were supposed to be getting married. He’d come home on leave from the Army at Christmas and asked her to marry him. She’d said yes. She and his sister had planned everything while he went back to Afghanistan and did his best to stay alive. He didn’t know how long he stood there before he felt a presence beside him.

“I’m sorry, Dex.” Katie put a hand on his arm. “She’s not coming.”

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Lynn Raye Harris is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the HOSTILE OPERATIONS TEAM SERIES of military romances as well as 20 books for Harlequin Presents. A former finalist for the Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart Award and the National Readers Choice Award, Lynn lives in Alabama with her handsome former military husband, two crazy cats, and one spoiled American Saddlebred horse. Lynn’s books have been called “exceptional and emotional,” “intense,” and “sizzling.” Lynn’s books have sold over 3 million copies worldwide.

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TV Recap: ‘The Arrangement’ Season 1 Episode 6 ‘Control’


This week is full of drama, sex, and decisions.

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Kyle’s assistant Zach has done some shopping. He even put the groceries in the fridge. That is right up there with having your man do the dishes! And he even bought Kyle some clothes to add to his wardrobe. Megan and Kyle are enjoying a mid morning snack. Yes, an actual snack. Get your head out of the gutter people 🙂 And then Kyle gets an Ebay package…Roller skates.  “La di dottie e my boyfriend is a hottie. He’s taking me for a ride in his maserati” Megan always perfect with those song skills. Dun dun dun!!!  Lisbeth calls. Kyle doesn’t answer. SMART MOVE!

Kyle and Terence talking at IHM. Kyle tells him about Lisbeth’s call. She wanted to warn him about interview she is doing on a radio show. Aww how sweet of her. Just kidding. We do not trust that girl ONE BIT.

Megan is at rehearsals.  Megan continues to tell Nate how she feels about the play and isn’t afraid to give him criticism. Leslie, her agent, can tell that there is something between Megan and Nate.  She accuses her of cheating and reminds her that it’s not part of the contract. Is Megan still hanging around Nate because she feels jealous about Kyle and Lisbeth? We don’t think so, but we can’t handle it if she really has feelings for this guy.

Deann is on a call in her car and Annika surprises her. Quickie? Sure, they are game. Until, Annika started to really choke Deann. We can’t handle Annika and not sure if Deann can either.

Megan goes to Kyle’s place. She is listening to the Roger Boyd radio show and listens to her say nothing but nice things about Kyle. So, why did she break his heart? Girl, just move on and let KyGan be happy!! Kyle admits that Lisbeth warned him about the radio show. Megan thinks she did it on purpose. We totally agree too! They almost get into a fight, but Kyle reminds her that she is the center of his world. SWOON ❤ Nothing can come between them. Just trust him. Should she trust Kyle??

Deann is meeting with Adam. She seems to still be stuck on Annika because when she looks at a magazine she can’t stop looking at a female model. Then, an a female employee walks by and she is STARING bad at those legs. Deann, you can wipe the NOW!

Terence is at IHM watching a class perform an intimacy exercise. The detective is back. Sohpie Marchuck’s body has been found. She is going in on Terence. She asks if he can help with the case, before they find anything.

Megan is back at rehearsals. Nate tells her “15 more”. Uh..what? Oh, it’s the number of days left until the play and Nate leaves. Yay, leave Nate. PLEASE!!! He feels like his life is ticking down to 0. DRAMATIC MUCH! He admits their kiss was inconvenient, but should have happened. He wants her to leave Kyle and move with him to New York? Megan storms off like the actress she is! He gets in her car like a total stalker asking for a ride home. He is basically begging for them to go back to the desert for 1 night to see if their connection is real. BAM. They were hit by a car. It’s the same car that Megan saw following her in the last episode.

She goes to Kyle’s and tells him about seeing the same car. She asks if Terence is having her followed. He says that Terence would tell him. But would he?

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Terence is talking to Connor at IHM. He asks if he believes there is “Value in what we do?” Connor says of course like a good IHM boy. Terence doesn’t understand how failed him so badly because he was supposed to keep him informed on the Sophie Marchuck situation.  Turns out that Connor’s status reports were lies. Why? Terence tells him they have to fix this situation and sacrifices have to me made. INTENSE. And then Kyle walks in and tells him to back off Megan. Seems so redundant. When will they learn? Terence only listens to one person…and that is TERENCE!

Lisbeth shows up at Kyle’s. Lisbeth tells him she loves him and always will. He reminds her that she was the one that left. They kiss. She regrets leaving, but regret doesn’t change anything. She totally respects that..haha yeah right! She tells him to stay away from Terence if he wants KyGan to work. But she doesn’t fail to tell him the hotel she is staying at. You can always count on Lisbeth to keep it classy.

Terence is with Connor. Everything is just to much for him. Connor shoots himself.

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Terence always finds himself next to drama.

Kyle on the Gwen Byers show. Gives her an AWOL onesie. OMG WE NEED ONE! They talk about Lisbeth and her interview on that radio show. He then focuses on Megan. He says that Megan is his present and future. AWWW. Gwen then asks about his directing. Enough about business talk, it’s time to have fun. She brings out a special suprise…the roller skates. Meanwhile, Megan gets a text from Nate. Dude, give up she is TAKEN (not like Liam Neeson Taken, but we are sure Kyle has those particular set of skills). Kyle really has skills. He can even limbo in roller skates. Totally hot!!

KyGan is taking a nice ride on a beautiful day. Kyle brings up his talk with Terence and him backing off the stalking. He tells her that her car was fixed. YAY! Wait. No he didn’t. He bought Megan a Maserati. Boyfriends around the world just give up because Kyle West already won Boyfriend of the Year! It’s such a happy day. And then Kyle and Nate meet. It would be awkward if Kyle knew what happened. But he doesn’t and let’s keep it that way!

Terence and detective meet at the Friendly Restaurant. She tells him more about the evidence they have found. Terence asks how much she wants to make this go away. She wants something, but it’s not money.

Terence goes to Kyle’s. Tells him he and the institute are in trouble. Terence admits that the detective is outside his influence and has something on us “the institute”. Kyle wants to know what it is, but Terence says better if he doesn’t know the details. Terence reminds Kyle that his well being is important to him, but he needs to have sex with the detective for 2 hours. Terence is not asking. Way to pimp out your supposed friend Terence. And Detective Gaffey, you have a fantasy about being with Kyle West. Well sweetheart join the club!

Megan is driving her new car and Kyle calls. She knows how to answer the call. So proud. She tells him how kind and pure his is. Well, he won’t be so pure in a few hours…just saying 😉

Deann goes to see Adam. He says ‘The Resistance’ movie deal is over.  We don’t think Kyle is going to be happy. When shit hits the fan, just let Deann handle it.

She goes to handle it..oh but why is she at Annika’s? She is tired of thinking. She is just going to lie down and let Annika do whatever she wants. Well, damn.

Kyle goes to room 213 and meets with the Detective. Terence is watching. Totally not creepy at all.

And it happens to be the day of the play. Kyle just finished with  detective. YUCK. He goes to Megan’s play and is tearing up. The tears were probably caused by his “time” with the detective, but it could have been Megan’s performance. She nailed it!

WOW! We need a drink. That was a loaded episode. So much was happening and our heart was breaking for KyGan. Can they make it through some rough patches?? Fingers crossed.




Cover Reveal: Trophy Wife by Alessandra Torre


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Title: Trophy Wife

Author: Alessandra Torre

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: April 19, 2017

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Everyone in Nashville knows Nathan Dumont. That’s what happens when you develop half a town and sleep with the rest.
Five years ago, his fiancee disappeared.
Last night, he proposed to me.

I had wanted to escape my life, the seedy strip club and the mountain of bills. I had seized the opportunity to live in a mansion, fill my days with country clubs and caviar, my nights with romance and sex.

Maybe I should have done my homework first.

The Trophy Wife is a standalone erotic romance. It is approximately 70,000 words. An earlier edition of this book was previously released in 2013 under the name The Dumont Diaries, this is an expanded and rewritten edition of that novel, with over 50 pages of new content.

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Author Photo Alessandra Torre is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author of fourteen novels. Her books focus on romance and suspense, all with a strong undercurrent of sexuality. Torre has been featured in such publications as Elle and Elle UK, as well as guest blogged for the Huffington Post and RT Book Reviews. She has also served as the Bedroom Blogger for
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Book Review: Whatever You Say by Leigh Fleming

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Okay, I am officially addicted to Whatever You Say. The passion that Leigh Fleming wrote with is impressive. She made me feel so many emotions towards the main characters Brody Fisk and Kate McNamara. I wanted to understand them, push them together, and find out why they made certain decisions. Brody and Kate weren’t expected to be together, yet I was pulling for them the entire time. Their chemistry was undeniable and fighting it was plain wrong. I got excited reading about all their encounters and loved their witty banter. This is my first time reading Leigh Fleming and I want more. Whatever You Say was sexy, heartbreaking, and had some driven & ambitious characters. Kate wanted a career and Brody was truly happy at brewing some ales and helping old ladies. Would her career always come first? Could Brody open up to a woman who was actually close to him in age? 😉

Brody was a successful country/pop songwriter who knew what it was like to be in the public eye. He suffered a great loss and returned home to Highland Springs. He was always driven by money and it’s not like that is a bad thing, but he now had other priorities. Money wasn’t his driving force anymore. He got joy from helping others in the community, especially older women. Was he hiding behind these ladies to push a part of his past away?

Kate McNamara wanted one thing: to be the best like her dad always wanted. She was a successful attorney hoping to get the promotion of her dreams. She was getting closer to her dream and an accident changed her life. She had to go To Highland Springs to take care of her Gram. Only a few weeks she said. Would she keep up with her work? She was determined as hell to and wouldn’t let anything come in the way of her dreams. But the more time she spent in this town the more she started to consider it home. Could her dreams change in a matter of weeks?

This story was beautiful to read. I loved the enemies to lovers trope. As soon as she was in Highland Springs, she had a connection with Brody Fisk. It wasn’t always easy going, but with a few drinks and some acting their connection grew deeper. Brody wasn’t one to talk about his past, but found himself wanting to open up to this woman. Both had moments in their life that made them hesitant to letting others in. If Kate followed her heart for once, would she disappoint others? Brody thought love wasn’t in the cards for him, but could he let himself open up for a fling?

I have to give Whatever You Say 5 stars. It is captivating, seductive, and passionate. I was hooked within the first chapter and could not put it down. Although, I did not read the first book in the series, it can be read as a standalone. I highly recommend this book to romance book lovers. I love when I can feel the heart and emotion from an author, and I felt that from Leigh Fleming. I am eager to read more and will wait patiently for more.


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Release Blitz: Perfect by Cecilia Ahern

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(Flawed #2)
Author: Cecelia
April 1, 2017
Publisher: Feiwel
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Pages: 352
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Celestine North lives in a society that demands perfection. After she was
branded Flawed by a morality court, Celestine’s life has completely
fractured–all her freedoms gone.
Since Judge Crevan has declared her the number one threat to the public,
she has been a ghost, on the run with Carrick–the only person she can trust.
But Celestine has a secret–one that could bring the entire Flawed system
crumbling to the ground. A secret that has already caused countless people to
go missing.
Judge Crevan is gaining the upper hand, and time is running out for
Celestine. With tensions building, Celestine must make a choice: save just
herself or to risk her life to save all Flawed people.
And, most important of all, can she prove that to be human in itself is
to be Flawed?
            They stay there for
three hours.
            My muscles burn, my feet
ache, but I’m afraid to move.
            When the fire has
reduced to a smolder, Granddad and Dahy are ordered to place the bundles of
food onto the coals. The farmworkers watch from their orderly line, their F brand armbands all visible on their
right arms, just above their elbow.
            This was supposed to be
a celebration, a coming together to show that the Guild couldn’t beat them
down. Now the Whistleblowers themselves are here. Hiding behind the tree,
huddled on the ground, hugging my legs, shivering from the damp forest, I can’t
say that I feel empowered. This feels like a defeat.
            Granddad and Dahy cover
the food with the soil so it will cook under the ground in the heat. Granddad
looks at the ground, his work finished, as though he’s buried me alive. Again I
want to call out to him that I’m okay, I made it out, but I can’t.
            A phone rings and the
female Whistleblower takes it. She steps aside, walks away from the others, so
she can talk in private. She moves closer to me in the woods. I tense up again.
            “Judge Crevan, hello.
It’s Kate. No, Judge, Celestine isn’t here. We’ve checked everywhere.”
            Silence as she listens
and I hear Crevan’s voice from where I stand. Kate walks farther and stops by
my tree.
            I press my back to the
tree, squeeze my eyes shut, and hold my breath.
            “With all due respect,
Judge, this is the Guild’s sixth visit to the property and I believe Mary May
was meticulous in her search. We’ve checked everywhere you can imagine. I don’t
believe she’s here. I think the grandfather is telling the truth.”
            I can hear the
frustration in her voice. They’re all under pressure to find me, pressure
placed on them by Judge Crevan. Kate takes a few more steps, right into my
            She slowly scans the
forest, her eyes searching the distance.
            Then she looks right at


twenty-one, Cecelia wrote her first novel PS, I Love You, which was sold to
forty-seven countries. The film of the same title, directed by Richard
LaGravenese and produced by Wendy Finerman productions, starred Hilary Swank,
Lisa Kudrow, Kathy Bates, Gerry Butler, Harry Connick Jr, Gina Gershon and
Jeffrey Dean Morgan. PS, I Love You was one of the biggest-selling debut novels
of 2004, reaching number 1 in Ireland and in the UK Sunday Times bestseller
list. It was also a bestseller throughout Europe and the USA, staying on the
best-seller list in Germany for 52 weeks.

That same year, in November 2004, her second book Where Rainbows End (as Rosie
Dunne hardback in the US, Love, Rosie paperback in US) also reached no.1 in
Ireland and the UK, remaining at the top of the Irish bestsellers list for 12
weeks and again was a bestseller internationally.  Where Rainbows End was
adapted for film titled Love, Rosie and will be released in Oct 2014, starring
Lily Collins and Sam Claflin.

Her third book If You Could See Me Now was published in November 2005 and also
became an international bestseller. It has been optioned by producer Simon
Brooks, producer of Love, Rosie.

Cecelia’s fourth novel A Place Called Here (published under the title There’s
No Place Like Here in the US) also became an international number one

Thanks For The Memories her fifth novel was also a huge bestseller and is now
being adapted for a TV Drama Series by Gate Productions.

The Gift was published in October 2008 and became an International bestseller.
It is optioned by Oscar winning producer Andreas Bareiss, and it is going into
production later this year.

Her seventh novel The Book Of Tomorrow was released in October 2009 and eOne
Television are developing it for a TV series in the US.

In March of 2011 her two short stories, Girl in the Mirror were published.

In November by Cecelia’s eighth novel The Time Of My Life was published and
also became a bestseller.

Her ninth novel One Hundred Names was published in October 2012 and became a
number one bestseller.

Her tenth novel How To Fall In Love was published last November and also became
another bestseller.

To date Cecelia has sold over 22 million copies of her books worldwide.

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