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Title: The Princess Problem
Author: Christi Barth
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 18th
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* The Princess Problem
* Ruling the Princess
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“My life—the brand new life I just started—is gone. Nobody seems to care about me,” Kelsey thumped her chest as her voice cracked, “the actual person in here behind the princess title. Except for you.”
Her aching vulnerability tore into Elias like a sword straight through his gut. It tore through the rules and protocol and every layer of common sense.
All that was left was a man watching a lost, lonely woman. It was blindingly obvious what she needed. So he wrapped his arms around Kelsey and hugged her.
She didn’t cry, or even tremble. But she did heave in a deep sigh, and when she let it out, her whole body relaxed into his. Except for her arms, which slid into a tight embrace around his waist.
They sat like that for long moments. Long enough for Elias to notice the determined buzz of a bee overhead. Long enough for a peacock to strut past them, its vibrant green and blue tailfeathers dragging on the ground like a train. Long enough for Elias to also notice how his arms wrapped so far around her small frame that the tips of his fingers grazed the sides of her breasts.
He knew he should move. Readjust.
He didn’t care about should. Elias only cared about making Kelsey feel better. Feel like herself.
Feel that he did, indeed, care for her.
Finally, Kelsey lifted her head from where it rested on his collarbone. “Thank you.”
“You’re—” but before he could finish the phrase, Kelsey kissed him.
It was just a soft, faint brush of lips over lips. Probably meant to be nothing more than a continuation of her thanks. Except that something sparked between them. The one, faint touch instantly morphed into more. Elias honestly couldn’t say which one of them consciously deepened the kiss. It felt organic.
It felt necessary.
It felt right.
They clung to each other, and that soft brush grew into a real kiss. The kind he gave after a date where everything clicked, where he and the woman connected deeply. The kind he hadn’t given anyone in many, many months.
Kelsey’s beauty had struck Elias from the moment that flimsy, splotched apartment door opened. But then, as she stood her ground with such determination, as she sassed him on the plane, as she approached every step of this journey with such bravery, his feelings had changed. The involuntary, primal acknowledgement of wanting her body had flipped over into wanting her.
The pressure between their lips, between their bodies intensified. Elias moved his lips harder against hers. Kelsey pushed right back. They kissed and kissed and suddenly their tongues were tangled, tasting and teasing.
Elias groaned. God, she was delicious. Sweet. Tantalizing. And so soft every single damn place they were touching.
His hands slid up through the silk of her hair to tilt Kelsey’s head back, to deepen his angle. But then he immediately slid one palm down her back to keep her pressed close. To keep those firm breasts rubbing against his chest as she swayed her upper body.
It didn’t make up for the fact they were seated side by side, that their hips and legs and bellies weren’t rubbing together. But it was damned sexy, especially sexy, paired with the breathy little moans she kept exhaling.
“Elias,” she murmured, as his lips moved down the tantalizing column of her neck. God, he just wanted to keep going. Push that prim and proper sweater out of the way and keep lapping at the pale skin that he couldn’t get enough of.
“Princess,” he replied.
And then froze.
His subconscious had just saved him. Tossing out that automatic title had been the necessary reminder that he wasn’t only kissing Kelsey. Elias was making out with a Princess of the Realm.
Also? He was making out with his best friend’s little sister.
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USA TODAY bestseller Christi Barth earned a Masters degree in vocal performance and embarked upon a career on the stage. A love of romance then drew her to wedding planning. Ultimately she succumbed to her lifelong love of books and now writes award-winning contemporary romance.
Christi can always be found either whipping up gourmet meals (for fun, honest!) or with her nose in a book. She lives in Maryland with the best husband in the world.
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In this standalone romance set in the Chicago Rebels world, a new generation of players take to the ice and learn that all’s fair in love and hockey.
Action, heat, rough hockey players with secrets, passion, and the ability to curl your toes ;). If you loved Hot in Chicago then dive into this new series and discover great characters, familiar faces, and a writer who delivers each and every time.
Levi Hunt knows how to navigate through red tape and take orders, he also knows when to take action and ask for forgiveness if needed.
Jordan Cooke is journalist looking for a break, and when an opportunity arises to get close to the one man she fears could unravel her world, she takes it.
Loss is a challenging thing, and the one thing that connects Levi and Jordan will ultimately bring them closer than they ever imagined.
This scorchin read may lead to unexpected need to turn on the A/C. I received an ARC from the publisher for a fair and honest review.
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“Was this night worth your time? Don’t you have a boyfriend who’d like to see you once in a while? Or a life that doesn’t revolve around work?” They stepped into the elevator and he slapped at the lobby level button. Stab. Slap. He was angry and he didn’t know why. He hated not knowing something.
“This is my life, Hunt.” She giggled, the sound going straight to his dick where it proceeded to tease, caress, and kiss the traitor wide awake. “God, playing video games with you guys is gold. And then when your pal showed up proving you’re not such a cold-hearted, friendless Terminator type after all and that you might have a personality underneath that hard-ass demeanor? Icing on the cupcake.”
He opened the door to his building, ushered her out, and tried not to enjoy her bobbing pony-tail.
“So is it true?” she threw out over her shoulder.
“Is what true?”
“The Disney ice cream cake thing?”
“Where are you parked?”
“Around the corner. You don’t have to—”
But he was already eating the ground with every stride like it had offended his honor.
“Levi, what is your problem?”
“Nothing. Just making sure you get in your car and leave.” He was pissed and horny and only now realizing that he had no idea what Jordan’s car looked like.
“Here I am.” She stood by a Honda Civic, two cars back.
Retracing his steps, he tried to get his emotions under control which should not have been a problem. Emotion-wrangling was his bag. Controlling the narrative was his forte. At least, he’d thought so until he met Jordan again.
“I don’t have a boyfriend.” She pushed her key into the lock.
“You seem to be under the impression that I had someone I could be spending time with tonight instead of enjoying Erik’s weird winking and odes to herring, or Theo’s conspiracy theories as to why Chicagoland has so many mattress stores, or your curmudgeonly ways with hints of Tin Man.” She hummed If I only Had a Heart from The Wizard of Oz.
He passed over the Tin Man reference, probably because he was inexplicably relieved at the implication of her other statement. “Don’t have an opinion on your dating practices. Just something Kershaw mentioned.”
“And you believed him?”
“I didn’t not believe him. Strange thing to make up.” Especially with the graphic detail of naked photos. If she wasn’t seeing someone, then what was all that about?
She opened the door a couple of inches but still stood there. Pertly perking. “You know, the sooner you cooperate the sooner I’ll be out of your hair.”
“I’m doing everything management has ordered.”
“What you see is all you’re getting.” He was done here. Done with her teasing scent and dick-springing laugh. Done with trying to negotiate a truce between his hands and his c&*k. Just. Done. “Safe home now.” He turned to walk back, but didn’t get far.
He pivoted. “What?”
“You’ve never liked me for some stupid, God-knows-what reason and now you can’t be man enough to sit still for a few questions.”
He ignored the last part which was half—okay, all—true, and focused on the first part. “I’ve liked you fine.”
She took a step toward him, then another until she was right in his space. She looked up at him, her expression filled with fury and spirit. Typical, maddening, heart-stoppingly gorgeous Jordan. “Admit it. You can’t stand me. When I kissed you five years ago—”
“We’re not talking about that.”
“When I kissed you five years ago,” she insisted, her voice rising with each word, “it was as if I ripped out a piece of your mind! You didn’t like me. You certainly didn’t think I was right for Josh and then when we had that moment, when we were at our lowest, we were drawn to each other. You hate that of all people, it was me who made you go to this fragile, needful place. It happened and you need to get over it so we can do this interview and you never have to see me again!”
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Originally from Ireland, Kate cut her romance reader teeth on Maeve Binchy and Jilly Cooper novels, with some Harlequins thrown in for variety. Give her tales about brooding mill owners, oversexed equestrians, and men who can rock an apron or a fire hose, and she’s there. Now based in Chicago, she writes sexy contemporary romance with alpha heroes and strong heroines who can match their men quip for quip.
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Beautiful Stepbrother by Stoni Alexander is a story of overcoming expectations, confronting desires, and unexpected discoveries. What happens when you fall for the one person you’re not supposed to? This story deals with the unexpected desires that unfold when you fall for your stepbrother. While this trope isn’t one I typically read, I’m glad I read it. I was impressed at how Stoni navigated around the sensitivity aspect of the attraction, desire, and romance in this trope.
Zaner King has one last chance to save himself and his company, if he’s going to survive it will take a miracle. What will he do when the one person standing in his way is the last person he thought he’d ever see? Overcoming family expectations and obligations have kept him searching for success. Vowing to live his life to the fullest, will he finally have it all? Zander is the perfect balance of sweet and inferno to leave you wanting more!
Savannah Morrissette has worked hard to overcome her family and her past. Will she finally stand firm and demand what she wants? Family obligations prevent her from walking away from the one person whose toxic presence threatens to destroy everything she’s built. When a sudden opportunity falls into her lap to advance her career, will she take it?
Caution, this scorchin read may lead to unexpected need to turn on the A/C. I received an ARC for a fair and honest review.
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She spun around and her heart leapt into her throat. Ohmygod, it’s him. Zander sat at the table behind her, oozing his private brand of confident sophistication and brimming with raw sensuality. Despite her wildly beating heart, she wasn’t going to let on he’d just rocked her world. He hadn’t hunted her down in New Mexico to pay her a social call, and she had no intention of caving to his demands simply because he’d flown halfway across the country to see her.
Her lips curved. “Small world, Slick.”
“Hello, Savannah.” His husky voice, coupled with that devilish gleam made her tremble.
She gave him the once over. Yesterday’s tailored suit, a light pink dress shirt, but he’d ditched the tie. She wanted to run her tongue over the exposed skin on his chest and taste every delicious inch of him. Does he know he brings the heat every damn time? He’s gotta know.“I didn’t peg you for an eavesdropper.” She kicked out the chair Gerard had vacated.
With his drink in hand, he rose. His movement was deliberate, calculated. He held her in his sights like a raptor tracking its prey. Tilting her head, she soaked up all his masculine hotness. Those deliciously broad shoulders gave way to a wide chest and a nice, tight torso. Bulging thighs pressed against the dark suit.
Pinning her with an unwavering gaze, he leaned down. Her insides tightened in anticipation of his kiss, his warm, minty breath heating her down to her toes. But he stopped shy of her cheek.
“My bad,” he murmured. “I almost kissed you hello. We can’t have that, now can we?”
Had her uptight stepbrother changed his tactic? Traded his aggressive approach for a more playful one?
Though her heart hadn’t stopped banging against her ribcage, she offered nothing more than a sly smile. “No, we can’t.” She pointed to the empty chair. “Sit.”
Stoni Alexander writes erotic romance about tortured alpha males and independent, strongwilled females. Her passion is creating love stories where the hero and heroine help each other through a crisis so that, in the end, they’re equal partners in more ways than love alone.
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Wyatt by Lynn Raye Harris is the fourth book in the 7 Brides for 7 Soldiers series. A series that centers around the lives of seven friends, the family struggles and the town they live in. A book rich with family struggles, differences and betrayal have shaped each soldier into men worthy of their own story.
Wyatt Chandler has returned to Eagles Ridge after a traumatic incident with the Navy SEALs. Intent on taking care of his Gran, that’s the only thing that matters to him. Is he using her as an excuse to escape the reality of what he needs to do?
Paige Spencer, TV show reality star and Diva Princess has received threats, her father will stop at nothing to keep her safe. A little bit of time away from the public eye should be enough to track down who is after Paige. If only she was prepared for what was waiting for her, and it isn’t the paparazzi.
Wyatt will discover that he must overcome his past and what happened in the field in order to survive as a civilian. Paige is used to getting her way, or tossing her credit card to fix things. Wyatt will teach her that sometimes a little hard work can be more satisfying than just paying someone to do the job. Will Page be the one to finally help Wyatt open up and talk about why he left his unit? If both of them can open up and be truthful of what they really want, they might find out that what they truly desire is right in Eagle’s Ridge.
Are you ready for a bookcation? You won’t be able to resist Wyatt 😉 I love books with pets, and the cat in this story, OMG – love the cat. If you haven’t read any of the other books in this series fear not, they can all be read as a standalone. However, they are best enjoyed in order ;).
This two peppers spicy latte has just enough to make you tingle and is it’s for mature readers 18+.
I received this ARC from InkSlingerPR for a fair and honest review.
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.
You can learn more at her website, www.LynnRayeHarris.com, or come and visit her at her Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/AuthorLynnRayeHarris. Lynn loves hearing from her readers! To sign up for Lynn’s newsletter–where you’ll be kept up to date about all of Lynn’s books–text the word HOTTIES to 66866 or go to http://lynnrayeharris.com/newsletter .
USA Today bestselling author Eliza Knight is back with the first in an all new swashbuckling series, Pirates of Britannia: Lords of the Sea. SAVAGE OF THE SEA features a daring pirate brotherhood, high-seas adventures, and unforgettable romance…
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This series as of now will have four books, books one and three are written by Eliza Knight and books two and four are written by Kathryn Le Veque. The blog tour features Eliza’s new release, which is the first book in this one-click worthy series.
Are you ready for a swashbuckling high seas adventures? A story packed with enough plot filled twists to keep you on the edge of your seat? Don’t miss Eliza Knight’s book in this fresh new series, Lords of the Sea. It’s a must read.
Shaw “Savage” MacDougall is a pirate and must save members of his crew. There is only one snafu, he must make a deal to commit an act he vowed never to perform, ever. If he doesn’t its possible he might never see those crew members again, at least in one piece.
Oh, if only it were that easy. Nope. Remember, this is a story with pirates, and with Eliza at the helm, this pirate has one hell of a story to tell.
Savage is ruthless, but despite the rumors, he has a moral compass and a few notable traits that have so far prevented him from losing his own head. At first sight of Lady Jane Douglas he will violate every pirate code to save her, despite his instructions. How? Now where would the fun be in that? You are going to have to pre-order this must read story and pour a dram, or two. If you are looking for a pirate that will curl your toes and take you on an adventure of a lifetime, or at least for a few hours of reading enjoyment, Savage is your pirate.
Lady Jane might be young, but she is strong, stubborn, and will prove herself to be an equal match for Savage. The sacrifices that Savage takes to keep Lady Jane safe will result in many readers placing ads across social media in search of pirates.
Assumptions have been made and when Savage discovers the secrets Jane has been keeping, will he cast her aside or keep her close? Most pirates live to pillage and plunder, will Savage take what he wants and cast her aside, or love her till the end of time? The excitement of Jane discovering her true purpose is thrilling and inspiring. The excitement of Savage finding a true soul mate kept me turning page after page.
From the halls of Edinburgh castle to the majestic ship sailing the vast sea it’s time for a new series. It’s thrilling, romantic and has the perfect amount of spice. This brotherhood of pirates is seamless and the little nuances of castles, ships and travel are written with precision and such care you feel you are there with them.
Don’t miss this new series from Eliza Knight and Kathryn Le Veque and find out who will survive? Who will surrender? Who will find love? Whose story will be next? The first three are up on Amazon for pre-order now. Just click on the book covers:
A two and a half spicy pepper read. It has enough heat to make you sizzle and is for mature readers 18+.
I received an advance copy from Barclay PR and the author for a fair and honest review. At a bargain price of $2.99 it is the perfect gift for yourself or a friend! One-click now and in just two sleeps you can set sail with Savage and his crew!
Exclusive excerpt from SAVAGE OF THE SEA
Copyright © Eliza Knight 2017
Isle of Iona
The nights were normally quiet at the abbey. Lady Jane Lindsay walked the open-air cloisters between compline and matins when everyone else was sleeping, because sleep rarely came to her.
It was an issue she’d dealt with ever since that horrible night five years before, this inability to rest. And the only thing that seemed to help was walking in the nighttime air, no matter the weather, with no one present so that she could clear her mind, stare at the stars and think of a world outside these confining walls.
Sometimes it worked, and sometimes it did not.
She was Lady Marina now, her birth name of Jane a secret between herself, her aunt and the Mother Superior. Well, and her gentle warrior. She’d not written him since that day he’d warned someone else was reading her letters. And ever since she’d stopped, the scornful gazes she’d been receiving from Mother Superior had subsided. Was it she who read the letters?
Marina had been on Iona since the day the pirate prince had left her at the shore just before dawn so none of the sisters at the abbey would be able to identify her rescuer. And though five years had passed in the company of the devoted women of God, Marina had yet to take formal vows herself. Though not for Mother Superior’s lack of trying. She wasn’t certain what held her back, only that she felt destined for something, and she’d yet to figure out what. Perhaps the overarching fear of discovery had been at the heart of that desire to keep herself free and separate from the women who had taken her in.
She’d once thought that she might like a life at sea. Those few days upon the Savage of the Sea had been the most peaceful of her life. No one had looked at her as though she were a pawn. No one had expected to use her, as had been her lot since the day she was born. Surprisingly, not even Shaw MacDougall, who she owed a debt.
For now, she knew that their lives could be in danger.
Even that rakishly handsome devil prince of pirates did not know the true danger she was in. The secret that would have made Livingstone want her dead. She’d kept that from Shaw. The less people who knew, the better.
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About the Author:
Eliza Knight is an award-winning and USA Today bestselling author of over fifty sizzling historical, time-travel and contemporary romance novels. Under the name E. Knight, she pens rip-your- heart-out historical fiction. While not reading, writing or researching for her latest book, she chases after her three children. In her spare time (if there is such a thing…) she likes daydreaming, wine-tasting, traveling, hiking, staring at the stars, watching movies, shopping and visiting with family and friends. She lives atop a small mountain with her own knight in shining armor, three princesses and two very naughty puppies.
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