My Accidental Forever by Alexis Winter ~ Review & Teaser (@alexis_author)

Alexis Winter is an author that I have picked up recently, and I am really enjoying her light and amusing worlds. My Accidental Forever was an entertaining read where both characters fall for one another after a visit to jail and an accidental marriage!
My Accidental Forever (Love You Forever, #5)
Title: My Accidental Forever
Author: Alexis Winter
Series: Love You Forever
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: January 4th 2021

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Girl meets boy.
Girl gets arrested.
Boy bails girl out of jail.
Boy and girl get married?

Not exactly how all good fairytales start but hey, I’m not exactly a princess—more like a hot mess dancing on a table.
One thing I know for sure, true love’s first kiss didn’t take place in a police precinct followed by a scorching one-night stand.

Foster Wilder was my knight in shining armor that night but we both know he can’t be my happily ever after.

I’m determined to stay single, while his family is determined to marry him off to a billion-dollar heiress.

But with rings on our fingers and ‘I Do’s’ said, it looks like that plan is out the window.

We were supposed to get divorced.
His parents weren’t supposed to find out.
And I sure as hell wasn’t supposed to fall in love and end up pregnant with his baby.

I’ve gotten myself into a lot of situations but this one takes the cake…the wedding cake.

After reading another of Alexis Winter's books, I decided I had to try more of her work, so I went back to pick up My Accidental Forever. Foster and Harley's book was quite amusing as I watched two people who weren’t into commitment, fall madly in love!

Harley and Foster’s first few encounters were so funny! I could see that they had a connection, but Harley was focused on being a good friend. When Foster had to bail Harley out of jail, I was laughing, seeing her so humiliated! Ever the gentleman, Foster was willing to look after her until she was able to go home.

These two had amazing chemistry, and I could see them falling in love. Their quick Vegas trip was what I expected, and they didn’t freak out as much as I thought they would. Foster had family issues to overcome, as they had put a lot of pressure on him and his friend Bianca. He had to figure that out and to re-evaluate his future before he could decide whether Harley was the one.

The thing that annoyed me was all the inner dialogue as both Harley and Foster were trying to understand their feelings. It felt like we were going over the same issues and they wouldn’t speak about it. Overall, it was quite a sweet read and I think I’d like to read more books in this series!

Both of these teasers I found amusing!!

“...You still have my card, right?”
I nod. “I do.”
“Use it. Anytime.”
There’s a pen in the cup holder between us and I grab it, then take his hand in mine. I write my number on the back of his hand, but instead of writing my name, I draw a small set of boobs.
He looks down at it and laughs out loud. “So I guess I should call you ‘tits’ from now on, huh?”
I smile. “Most men couldn’t get away with that, but I might just come when you call.”
His eyes grow darker. “Oh, you’ll come all right,” he replies.

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“...Now, back to how easy I am . . .” I joke, climbing into his lap.
I kiss him but he pulls away. “I hope I’m the only one you’re this easy with,” he adds on with a smirk.
I giggle. “Well, to be honest, I’ve also already been sold to a family friend. His dad traded my dad two goats and a horse.” That makes him laugh and he flips me over so I’m lying on the couch with him on top of me, between my legs.
“That’s not funny.”
“Why not?” I ask as his lips come down to my neck.
“Because I’d pay at least four goats for you.”

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Alexis Winter is a contemporary romance author who loves to share her steamy stories with the world. She specializes in sexy billionaires, cocky alphas, brooding bad boys and the women they love.

If you love to curl up with a good romance book you will certainly enjoy her work. Whether it's a story about an innocent young woman learning about the world or a sassy and fierce heroin who knows what she wants you,'re sure to enjoy the happily ever afters she provides.

When Alexis isn't writing away furiously, you can find her exploring the Rocky Mountains, traveling, enjoying a glass of wine or petting a cat.

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Not Pretending Anymore by Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland ~ Review & Teaser (@PenelopeAuthor, @ViKeeland)

I really enjoyed this read and how Declan weasled his way into Molly's apartment and her life. They were such good friends that turned into something more, it was so entertaining to read about!
Not Pretending Anymore
Title: Not Pretending Anymore
Author: Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: April 10th 2021

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Finding a good roommate through a classified ad isn’t as easy as it sounds.
I was starting to lose hope.
Until a knock at my door came and God answered my prayers.
Except…uh…wrong prayer, God.
I’d definitely requested the big guy find me a drop-dead gorgeous man on more than one occasion...just not as my roommate.
Declan Tate talked me into interviewing him anyway.
While he was amusing and charismatic, I wouldn’t have been comfortable living with a man, so I regretfully declined.
Then cupcakes showed up at my door—freshly baked by Declan and just as sinfully delicious as he was.
You could say he was persistent.
I eventually folded. It wasn’t like I had another viable candidate anyway.
Plus, I was interested in someone else. And Declan was into another woman. So it wasn’t like anything would happen romantically.
After he moved in, the two of us became the best of friends. We even started to give each other advice on getting our crushes to notice us.
Eventually, Declan concocted an idea: we should pretend to be a couple to make our love interests jealous.
I was hesitant, but went along with it anyway. To my utter shock, his crazy plan worked.
Now I was dating the supposed man of my dreams, and my best friend had the woman of his.
But there was one problem.
I couldn’t stop thinking about Declan.
Those feelings we were trying to fake?
Yeah…I wasn’t pretending anymore.

Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland sure know how to tell a story and they had me hooked right from the opening chapters! I was laughing about how much effort Declan was putting in to get a room at Molly’s! They were so much fun to read about, so you can imagine that I devoured this book!

It was interesting that Declan and Molly liked other people and they were using each other to secure these other relationships. I could see them trying hard to find love, and they didn’t notice that they were falling for one another. They didn’t talk about their feelings and there were some obstacles that drove them apart.

Although Declan was a fun and outgoing person, he had an issue that he needed to work through himself. The authors handled this issue well and I could see why he struggled like he did. He had good support from his sister and was able to find some answers from his parents also. He just needed the courage to step up and grab what he wanted.

Ward and Keeland delivered this story perfectly! I loved the friends to lovers read and how they took their time realising their feelings for one another, and how far they would go to be happy! It was such an enjoyable read that I didn’t want to end!
The first teaser really moved me, the second one... there was definitely lust in the air!

“There are definitely worse problems to have. You’re living with a gorgeous man and dating another.”
I smiled, though neither scenario was what I wanted. I didn’t want to live with a man or just date one. I wanted to be someone’s ride or die.
I want love.

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God, she smelled so damn good. Where the hell was a caveman’s club when I needed it?
Molly walked toward her bedroom. When she got to the door, she stopped and spoke without looking back.
“Hey, Dec?”
“Maybe you should lock your door tonight. That margarita really went to my head.”
I smiled. “You too, babe. You too.”

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Vi Keeland is a native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn't change for the world. She is a bookworm and has been known to read her kindle at stop lights, while styling her hair, cleaning, walking, during sporting events, and frequently while pretending to work.  She is a boring attorney by day, and an exciting smut author by night!

Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor, before switching to a more family-friendly career. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 10-year-old girl with autism and a 9-year-old boy. Penelope and her family reside in Rhode Island.             

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Sick Heart by J.A. Huss ~ Review & Teaser (@jahuss)

I always love a read that J.A. Huss delivers and this one was quite a sizzling and action packed read. I loved getting to know Cort and Anya and I look forward to more reads from this particular part of her world!
Sick Heart
Title: Sick Heart
Author: J.A. Huss
Genre: Dark Sports Romance
Published: March 28th 2021

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Cort van Breda has won 35 death matches as a fighter in an MMA circuit so deep underground there are no rules and only the winner gets out alive.
They call him the Sick Heart.
They say he’s a shameless monster.
They say he’s a ruthless killer.
They say he’s as twisted as the man who owns him.
They say a lot of things about Cort van Breda.
But in our world violence is money, and money is winning, and winning is life, and life is the only thing that matters.
Except… he wasn’t meant to win that last fight.
And I wasn’t meant to be his prize.
But he did.
And I am.
And now his sick heart owns me.

WARNING: This is a sweet love story adrift in an ocean of evil. It is about two survivors dealing with their darkest secrets while they fight to change their lives. It is for mature readers only and has descriptions of deeply disturbing situations. There will be pearl clutching.

It’s been a while since I’ve read a J.A. Huss book, and I’ll tell you that it was exciting to get back into her dark and twisted world once again! Huss introduced us to another part of her dark world through illegal boxing. It’s a deadly and scary world, where no one is safe. People are all pawns and for those in charge are expendable.

I loved the way the story began, and it had me questioning what was going on, as it’s not a usual beginning to a Huss read, but after a while I understood and was excited for the direction of this story. There were some moments that had me cringing, but it wasn’t long before we were thrown into crazy action and some steamy moments!

Cort and Anya were both very strong characters, stuck in a world that they can’t get out of. Cort was very successful in his world, and was doing everything he could to secure his freedom and that of those he help close. Anya knew that it was easier to keep to herself so she could get through the dark world she was in. When backed against the wall she could be fierce. I enjoyed watching her show more strength throughout the read and stand on her feet to face those stronger than her.

This was such a great read, and I cannot wait for more. I enjoyed getting to know both Cort and Anya, as well as Cort’s entourage. There were some sizzling scenes woven throughout the read, and I was constantly on edge wondering what would happen next! I am so excited to continue more books in this world!

These two had insane chemistry, and every little moment pulled them closer together.

When I turn to her, she’s already looking at me. And when I kiss her, her mouth is already open.
I know this is the Lectra. But I don’t care.
I kiss her back with force, angling my body towards her, then over her, until she’s practically lying back on the steps. And before I can think too hard about it, or talk myself out of it, I slip my hand between her legs.

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“There she is.” A cool hand flattens on my forehead. “Anya? Can you hear me?”
Who is that?
“Anya,” he whispers. “Wake up. It’s been almost two days. You have to pee. There’s no way you don’t have to pee.”
I try to laugh, because that’s true. I really do need to pee. But the pain that shoots through my face is enough to make me choke. And at the same time, the coughing is still happening.
“Can you open your eyes? Come on, Anya. Enough is enough. You need to come out of this. Maart wants to call for a ’copter to take you to the mainland. And you can’t leave now. Not yet.”

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J.A. Huss
JA 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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