Bryce by Lauren Runow and Jeannine Colette ~ Review & Swoon Thursday (@LaurenRunow @jeannineColett)

This is the second book by this writing duo, and they have hooked me once again with Bryce's book! He is just a sweet guy, who got caught in the wrong situation... however he worked hard for Tessa and realised what he was missing in life.
Bryce (Sexton Brothers, #2)
Title: Bryce
Author: Lauren Runow and Jeannine Colette
Series: Sexton Brothers #2
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: November 15th 2018

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“Truth or dare?”
“I’ll take your dare.”
“Kiss me.”

I don’t believe in Prince Charming, but when I met a handsome stranger on a rooftop his words intrigued me and his dares left nothing but temptation.

Then I learned the truth.

His name is Bryce Sexton. Media mogul, workaholic and a heart of stone. He’s broody AF and yet every woman in San Francisco wants him.

So why won’t he leave me alone?

Wherever I go, he’s there, trying to force his way into my world. What he doesn’t know is I already have a man in my life. A tiny redhead who loves Legos and Superheroes.

With every push, Bryce pulls me in further. Our pasts are laced with betrayal. Our futures are unpredictable. Our chemistry is explosive.

With each dare I uncover a truth, but he's exactly what I don’t need right now.

So why did I have to go and kiss him?

I had so much fun reading Bryce's book, getting to know that strong and fierce brother who wanted what was best for his family. It was amusing to see him fall for a girl who didn't run in his circle, who also came as a package deal. It was a sweet, exciting and intense read, and like the first book, the last few lines left me hanging for Tanner's book... the mysterious brother I am dying to meet!

I really liked Bryce! He was a strong, determined and successful man, but he was kind and sweet too. He wanted to succeed in his role at the helm of his mother's company, but he wanted a family and his goals shifted a little once he met Tessa.

I liked how Tessa had made a life for herself and her son, but I could see that she was lacking company, which she realised after she met Bryce. He kind of swept her off her feet at their initial meeting, and he was determined to win her over.

It was sweet watching them fall for one another, and especially how Bryce fell for Charlie too. Bryce decided to take a bit of a step back from work, despite the pressure he was under from his Father and his wife Missy. There were issues that surfaced that threw a spanner in the works, and I hoped they would see that they were stronger together to get through.

I'm really enjoying the work from this writing duo. They're delivering stories I can relate too, and throwing in some hooks to keep me coming back. Although these books can be read as standalones, I think the reader would get a better understanding of the brothers if you read each book. I am REALLY looking forward to Tanner's story, as we haven't officially met him yet!
*** Swoon Thursday was first bought to us by YA Bound. Since they are no longer with us, and with permission from Trisha Wolfe, I have decided that those of us that love to swoon need a central meet up point.  So here it is ladies! I have a link up for everyone at the bottom of the post you can add your swoons to, and I’ll set it up every week! So tell all other swooners out there to come on over, link up so we can visit each other! ***

I have a sweet moment, and one to curl your toes!

“When was the last time you felt you were at the right place, at the right time, with the right person?”
“Right now,” she breathes.
“Me, too.”

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“Truth or dare?” I whisper.
He shakes his head. “I’ll dare myself.”
He moves closer, pulling me in, and I let him. All reason flies out of my mind. My heart pounds out of control as an urge I haven’t felt in years takes over. My breath hitches when I feel his breath sweep across my lips, so close.
“I’m going to kiss you.”
I heed the warning and close my eyes. I nod slightly and relish in the feeling of his lips as they softly touch mine. My body goes limp as he pulls me into him, supporting my weight before he opens his mouth, sweeping his tongue against my lips, asking for permission to enter.

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Originally inspired by YA Bound
Lauren RunowLauren Runow is the author of multiple Adult Contemporary Romance novels, some more dirty than others. When Lauren isn't writing, you'll find her listening to music, at her local CrossFit, reading, or at the baseball field with her boys. Her only vice is coffee, and she swears it makes her a better mom!

Lauren is a graduate from the Academy of Art in San Francisco and is the founder and co-owner of the community magazine she and her husband publish. She lives in Northern California with her husband and two sons.

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Jeannine ColetteJeannine Colette is the author of the Abandon Collection - a series of stand-alone novels featuring dynamic heroines who have to abandon their reality in order to discover themselves . . . and love along the way. Each book features a new couple, exciting new city and a rose of a different color.

A graduate of Wagner College and the New York Film Academy, Jeannine went on to become a Segment Producer for television shows on CBS and NBC. She left the television industry to focus on her children and pursue a full-time writing career. She lives in New York with her husband, the three tiny people she adores more than life itself, and a rescue pup named Wrigley.

Jeannine and her family are active supporters of The March of Dimes and Strivright The Auditory-Oral School of New York.

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The Dirty Ones by J.A. Huss ~ Review & Quote-tastic (@jahuss)

If you are looking for a read a little hot and dirty, this one is for you! There are a few twists that will keep your mind ticking and wanting to know where this book is going. Huss is a fabulous author; she knows how to hook a reader and leave them wanting more!
The Dirty Ones
Title: The Dirty Ones
Author: J.A. Huss
Genre: Erotic Romance
Published: December 4th 2018

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They said write what you know so that's what I did. I wrote dirty, I wrote erotic, I wrote the truth.
And then they called me a liar. But it's not me who's lying, it's them.
Our story isn't for everyone. It's not even for us.
So if you're looking for the fairy tale and the stupid prince on his dumb white horse, move along. You've got a hold of the wrong book. This is not your story, this is not your life, and this is not your opportunity to dip your frightened little toe into the dark pool of water and "try new things" and then pull it out and decide... #NotForMe.
When you go in with us you go all in. So make a decision before you turn this page.
Because I'm making one promise with this book.
Just one.
We are The Dirty Ones and this is our truth.

If you have read J.A. Huss before you know she has a way to write stories that leave you mystified and thinking what-the? That is exactly what she has done with The Dirty Ones... she has blown my mind and left me stunned! You think the story is going in one direction when there's a twist thrown in and the book goes down a whole new path!

This story was told from two perspectives, Connor and Keira, however it features a group of people who were brought back together after 10 years as their past resurfaced. For Connor, it will end his career, and he was determined to get answers. He confronts Keira and all his feelings for her come rushing back. Soon the group reunites, and as they try to unravel the mystery, they find it hard not to fall back into their old ways.

This really was a boggling read! The mystery kept everyone on edge, and that intensity lead to many raunchy scenes! Honestly, I had to fan myself a few times as these people gave into their urges and desires. I was unsure of what was happening for a while and once the truth was revealed... BOOM! It was amazing!

J.A. Huss is an astonishing author, and she keeps producing these stories that keep us thinking! The characters have flaws, but I don't care! I just want to see how they work through their demons and become better people. This story had everything: mystery, intensity, deception, suspense, dirty but hot sex, lust, love, and so much more! It was the perfect package that I expect from Huss and I will be back for more!

Complimentary copy provided by the Author in exchange for an honest review.

I've got three teasers today to give you a glimpse into this world! It is hot and sexy, I tell ya!

“Connor loves us both, Kiera. But if he has to choose just one, he’s going to choose you. And hey,” she says, looking up. She’s crying for real now. A tear runs down her cheek. “I’d choose him over you, that’s what I was trying to say before. I like you, but he was all I ever wanted up in the tower. So what he just told me isn’t any different than what I just told you.”

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“I guess that’s what I love about you,” Sofia says.
“What? What do you mean?”
“Underneath all that I-hate-everyone bullshit, you really are an optimist. Because we’re not fine. We’re so far from fine, it’s sad. Someone wrote a book about us, you guys. We’re in those pages.”

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“Flip me over and fuck me hard, Mr. Arlington. Because if you don’t, I’ll walk away wanting more.”
“Maybe that’s what I’m after,” he whispers. “Maybe I don’t want you to love it. Maybe I want you to need more so next time you’ll see what’s missing.”

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J.A. HussJA Huss is the New York Times Bestselling author of 321 and has been on the USA Today Bestseller’s list 21 times in the past four years. She writes characters with heart, plots with twists, and perfect endings. 

Her books have sold millions of copies all over the world, the audio version of her semi-autobiographical book, Eighteen, was nominated for a Voice Arts Award and an Audie Award in 2016 and 2017 respectively, her audiobook, Mr. Perfect, was nominated for a Voice Arts Award in 2017, and her audiobook, Taking Turns, was nominated for an Audie Award and Voice Arts Award in 2018. In May 2018 MGM Television optioned five of her books (Slack, Guns, Come, Come Back, and Coming For You –collectively called THE COMPANY) for a TV Series. She and Johnathan are partners in that TV series project —in fact, they started out writing the teleplay for The Company and soon after found themselves writing novels together too.

Johnathan McClain is her first (and only) writing partner and even though they are worlds apart in just about every way imaginable, it works.

She lives on a ranch in Central Colorado with her family.

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