BLOG TOUR: Best Fake Fiancé by Roxie Noir






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My life has room for exactly two women: my daughter Rusty and my best friend Charlotte — known to everyone as Charlie.

One is a feisty, tomboyish firecracker. The other is my seven-year-old. I can’t imagine life without either.

So when my ex springs a custody hearing on me, I find myself telling the judge that I’m engaged to Charlie.

The only problem? I’m not.

Time to fake an engagement.

Pretending we’re a couple will be no big deal.

We’ve been friends for years. We used to sneak cigarettes behind the bleachers. We turned cans of hairspray into flamethrowers. We got drunk on stolen malt liquor.

She’s beautiful, vivacious, spontaneous, and she loves my daughter to death. It’s the perfect answer: we fake it for a few months, then go back to our lives.

Until we touch, and sparks fly. Until I can’t take my eyes off her. Until I can’t stop thinking about what she’s got on under her coveralls.

It takes one kiss.

One touch.

One shared secret and suddenly, I’m not pretending anymore. I want her, I need her in ways I didn’t know I could.

But there’s a lifetime of friendship between us, and falling in love with Charlie could risk everything.


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Title: Best Fake Fiancé
Author: Roxie Noir
Series: Loveless Brothers (Book 2)
Pages: 398
Genre(s): Contemporary, US, Friends to Lovers, Fake Relationship
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This is only the second book of Roxie Noir’s I’ve read but I already get that giddy, excited feeling whenever I pick up one of her books. There’s just something about her stories and her writing style that pulls me in and I want to live in the worlds she creates.

This book is Charlotte, aka Charlie, and Daniel’s story. The pair first appeared as best friends in the first book in the Loveless Brothers’ series, Enemies with Benefits - but fear not, this book stands completely alone and you certainly don’t need to have read the first book to read, understand and enjoy this one. But I’m gonna tell ya - you’re going to want to grab everything Ms Noir has written once you get stuck into this story.

Daniel is a no-nonsense, upstanding, responsible guy who’s quite gruff and manly but with a heart of gold - especially for his seven year old daughter, Rusty. I’m not normally one for the single-dad romances but in this case it works to perfection. Daniel is the perfectly imperfect father and he makes you want to swoon.

Charlie on the other hand is deliciously scatty and the perfect tomboy…but without every being a sterotype. She just felt real and I loved her character from head to toe. I’m going to admit that her actions at the climax of the novel rubbed me the wrong way to the point where I actually considered dropping my rating of the book to 4 stars. It wasn’t that terrible in the grand scheme of things but I just didn’t like it. But I realise that the book - and Charlie’s character in general - made this a 5 star read on a curve.

The developing relationship between Charlie and Daniel didn’t go as I’d expected. I’d assumed it would be a fairly straightforward friends to lovers story but it was more gentle than that - but yet deliciously hot at the same time. I adored them together - the perfect combination of straighlaced and free spirited - again without ever being a cliche.

I’ve already spoken about Rusty, Daniel’s daughter, and while she didn’t overshadow the story or the romance, she was an absolute delight. She was so witty and hilarious - and that’s not something you’ll normally hear me say about children in any story!

Aside from the romance, the best part of this book is the way that the author writes the secondary characters - particularly the other Loveless Brothers. She writes banter - particularly male banter - so well that it’s hilarious, honest and so gross and base that you assume that she must have lived experience of being around groups of men. Lucky girl!

This book has just cemented Roxie Noir as one of my rising favourite authors. She can seemingly do no wrong while giving me a love story that’s brimming with heat, heart and humour! 5 stars and very much recommended.



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AUTHOR BIO!

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I love writing sexy, alpha men and the headstrong women they fall for.

My weaknesses include: beards, whiskey, nice abs with treasure trails, sarcasm, cats, prowess in the kitchen, prowess in the bedroom, forearm tattoos, and gummi bears.

I live in California with my very own sexy, bearded, whiskey-loving husband and two hell-raising cats.



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BLOG TOUR: Beauty and the Bayou by Erin Nicholas




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A sexy small town, beauty and the beast rom com!

Sawyer Landry knows he's been beastly to be around for the past few months. But he can't seem to remember how to be fun-loving and friendly. Until he sees Juliet Dawson on his boat dock... and realizes that hip waders are, apparently, one of his turn-ons. But despite the beauty in the boots, the last thing he needs right now is a city girl in his way for the next two weeks.

But he's not really getting a vote. Juliet is determined that her little brother rebuild the dock he and his idiot friends smashed. She's quirky, klutzy, independent... and possibly an even bigger pessimist than Sawyer is. He's incredibly drawn to the cynical fish-out-of-water, who seems to be the one person who isn't intimidated by his growling.

The big, gruff boat captain is the first person in a long time to want to watch out for her and Juliet finds that hotter than his grandma's jambalaya. Well, that and his sexy scar, his emotional baggage, and the sense of humor and fun that is buried deep.

But Sawyer doesn't need any more people to worry about long-term and the things that make him feel protective of Juliet aren't going to go away. So, this two-week adventure can't be anything more than a fling. With Juliet down on the bayou, there's an even bigger threat than alligators and hurricanes. There's the very good chance of someone ending up with a broken heart.


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Title: Beauty and the Bayou
Author: Erin Nicholas
Series: Boys of the Bayou (Book 3) 
Pages: 282
Genre(s): Contemporary, US, Small-Town Romance
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You can always count on an Erin Nicholas book to pull you into small town life and make you fall in love with the characters as they themselves fall in love. And it’s no different with this book.

This is the third book in the Boys of the Bayou series (after My Best Friend’s Mardi Gras Wedding and Sweet Home Louisiana) and while it does stand alone, I think you’ll enjoy it so much more (and maybe understand some of the nuances, banter - and other characters) if you’ve read at least one of the prior books in the series. There’s also a cameo from Gabe and his kids from Going Down Easy - part of Nicholas’ Boys of the Big Easy series.

There’s a very loose ‘beauty and the beast’ theme - hence the book’s title - but, to be honest, Sawyer’s beastly tendencies fly right out the door almost the moment he sets eyes on Juliet. I liked their instant chemistry - especially Sawyer’s newfound fascination in finding safety gear sexy! Sawyer changed due to the (previous) death of his best friend [not a spoiler] and while that’s a traumatic event for anyone, we never get so deep in his emotions that it takes away from the lightness of the book as a whole.

Now Juliet - I just loved her. She had such an interesting backstory and was as quirky as they come without every being a stereotype or a cliche. I liked seeing a heroine with her particular history and backstory in my romance. I thought her coping mechanisms were cute as a button - but they made perfect sense. But it was the way that Sawyer didn’t judge her and didn’t mock her - it was so wonderful to see such a perfect pairing and boy was I rooting for them.

Having read a previous book in the series, the town of Autre and its residents really came alive for me in this book. All that down home charm just made me ache to visit the town and take a trip with the Boys of the Bayou.

If I had one complaint it was that right before we ramped up for our happily ever after, the story seemed to stutter just a wee bit. But it’s still a book I would happily recommend and I’m looking forward to reading the next in the series, Crazy Rich Cajuns, which will be Kennedy and Bennett’s story. 4 stars for this fun and enjoyably quirky story.



 

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“I guess when we need relief from the heat, we go, you know, into the actual shade.” He looked amused. “Among other things.”

“Other things?”

It wasn’t so much that she needed to know other ways to keep cool. But she really liked the way he looked when he was mildly amused. It was a very good look on him.

“Lots of water and sweet tea,” he said.

She gave an involuntary shudder.

His amused smile grew. “No to sweet tea?”

“Not my favorite,” she admitted. “But don’t tell Ellie,” she added quickly.

He chuckled at that. “I would never.”

Yeah, the chuckling was nice, too. “I’ve got the water covered though,” she said.

“Good.”

“Anything else?”

“Well, when we get hot there area couple of other things we do,” he said.

Had he moved closer?

Juliet swallowed. “Like what?”

“We take clothes off,” he said.

Yeah, his voice was definitely deeper now.

“I gue—” She cleared her throat. “I guess that makes sense, but there are bugs and sunburn to consider.”

He gave her a nod. “Sunscreen and bug repellent are important. Cora makes bug repellent that’s amazing.”

Huh. Homemade bug repellent. She might have to give that a try. These people intrigued her, she had to admit. “What about the flying debris?”

Sawyer glanced at the boards behind her. “Yeah, well, I guess we do take some risks down here.”

Ah, ha. “I’d rather be a little hot than dealing with an infection from a piece of wood imbedding itself in my skin and muscle tissue.”

Sawyer paused, then shook his head, almost disbelievingly. “Okay, girl. Then that only leaves one other thing to do when you get too hot.”

“What’s that?”

“Swimming.”

For a moment, looking into Sawyer Landry’s eyes, for the first time since she’d been ten years old, Juliet wanted to take her clothes off and jump into a body of water.

That lasted about twelve seconds. But that was twelve seconds longer than she’d considered doing it to that point.

“I don’t have a swimming suit.”

“You don’t need one. The fewer clothes the cooler you get.”

“Skinny-dipping?” she asked.

“Skinny-dipping,” he confirmed.

“You actually skinny-dip?” she asked.

“Of course.”

Sawyer Landry naked.

She just took a few seconds to relish that thought…and the images that went with it. Skinny-dipping with Sawyer might be the one way she would ever even possibly consider any of that. “Do you have a private pool with lots of chlorine and a maximum depth of three feet?” she asked.

She wondered if being naked but with a life jacket on still counted as skinny-dipping.

“Don’t need a pool when I’ve got a whole bayou in my backyard.”

She shuddered. “There is no way I’m jumping in there. Clothes or not.”

“So, the naked part of skinny-dipping isn’t the problem?” Sawyer asked. “It’s the water?”

“It’s absolutely the water,” she said. It was actually all water, but water where she could see the bottom, touchthe bottom, and that was pumped through a filtration system was tolerable. Maybe. For a short period. With plenty of floatation devices within reach. “I mean, other than just the dirt, there are snakes and alligators and fish…and fish and alligator poopin there.” She frowned. “Do snakes poop? I mean, they probably do, right?”

Sawyer blinked at her. “I’ve never really thought about it.”

She nodded. “They almost have to. And they probably do it in that water, too.” She shuddered again. “No, thank you. There are just places I do notneed dirty bayou water.”

“It’s the poop that’s keeping you from skinny-dippin’?” Sawyer asked, clearly trying not to laugh. “You are really thinking about the wrong thing when it comes to bein’ wet and naked, darlin’.”

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AUTHOR BIO!



New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Erin Nicholas has been writing romances almost as long as she’s been reading them. To date, she’s written over thirty sexy, contemporary novels that have been described as “toe-curling,” “enchanting,” “steamy,” and “fun.” She adores reluctant heroes, imperfect heroines, and happily ever afters.

Erin lives in the Midwest, where she enjoys spending time with her husband (who only wants to read the sex scenes in her books), her kids (who will never read the sex scenes in her books), and her family and friends (who claim to be “shocked” by the sex scenes in her books).



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BLOG TOUR: Dare Me Tonight by Carly Phillips





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One virgin, one night, one surprise baby…

For Ethan Knight, managing his empire is his priority. Women, not so much. But when a favor leads to him meeting sexy, driven Sienna Dare at a black tie corporate event, his interest is piqued along with his desire, and his infamous control slips as he joins her for an unforgettable night in bed.

Sienna Dare is trying to figure out the direction of her life when she meets enigmatic Ethan Knight—a strong, confident man so hot and irresistible he's the one she finally relinquishes her v-card to.

The problem? Ethan has a billion dollar contract with Sienna's brother at stake. An overly-protective brother who doesn't take it well when he finds out his business associate bedded his much younger sister. Oh, and she's pregnant, too...

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Title: Dare Me Tonight
Author: Carly Phillips
Series: Knight Brothers (Book 3) / Dare To Love Crossover
Pages: 150
Genre(s): Contemporary, US
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I’ve recently been on a bit of a Carly Phillips binge and based on this book, I will continue to be on one for a while yet. This is the fourth book in the Knight Brothers series (after Take Me Again, Take the Bride and Take Me Down). It’s also a crossover with the Dare to Love series as Sienna is a Dare sibling. There are a few characters from past novels that appear in this book (most prominently Sebastian Knight, Ian Dare and Emily and Parker Knight) but having only read two of the previous Knight Brother books and none of the Dare to Love series, I can confidently say this book stands completely alone. But be prepared to want to read every. single. other book in both series’. This is going to be expensive!

You’d be forgiven for thinking that this book had lots of built-in, ready-to-go drama what with the slight age difference (just 7 years), the illicitness of their attraction and relationship, the surprise pregnancy and the back story of both Sienna and Ethan. And yet, it’s wonderfully angst free. There’s no ridiculous drama or soap-opera shenanigans which is so refreshing.

I do so love a grumpy hero - especially if he’s arrogant and used to getting his own way like Ethan is. Oh, and he has a bit of a past which makes him wary of women and attraction in general. The perfect set-up to be taken down a peg or two by a woman.

Sienna is the perfect woman for that task - especially since she’s not who we would necessarily expect to be up to the task. And that makes her even more perfect. She challenges Ethan and doesn’t let him get away with his nonsense, all the while letting him be his naturally grumpy self. This is not a tale of a woman changing a man - but of the man realising he can be himself around a woman which makes him more at ease.

Gah - I just loved this couple. As well as their interesting and layered personalities, we have their ‘oh-my-God’ sizzling chemistry. Sigh. When Ethan came to find Sienna at her apartment, I flat-out nearly fainted on the floor. Butterflies in the tummy kinda stuff right there.

What I think I like best about Carly Phillips books is the effortless writing that sucks you into that story until it’s where you want to live. I feel like I can read the story and suddenly the characters are in love. I wonder, much like the characters, when and how that happened, only to think back and see it playing out with every word I’ve read. It’s such a talent and part of the reason that I find myself returning to read Ms Phillips when I need to escape from the world for a while.

If you’ve not read anything else by Carly Philips, this is a good one to start with - but it will only be the start. This is a fun read with interesting characters and a sizzling chemistry - the perfect book to get lost in for a couple of hours. 5 stars.



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AUTHOR BIO!





Carly Phillips gives her readers Alphalicious heroes to swoon for and romance to set your heart on fire, and she loves everything about writing romance. She married her college sweetheart and lives in Purchase, NY along with her three crazy dogs: two wheaten terriers and a mutant Havanese, who are featured on her Facebook and Instagram. She has raised two incredible daughters who put up with having a mom as a romance author. Carly is the author of over fifty romances, and is a NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestseller. She loves social media and interacting with her readers. Want to keep up with Carly? Sign up for her newsletter and receive TWO FREE books at www.carlyphillips.com.



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COVER REVEAL: Best Fake Fiance by Roxie Noir







My life has room for exactly two women: my daughter Rusty and my best friend Charlotte — known to everyone as Charlie.

One is a feisty, tomboyish firecracker. The other is my seven-year-old. I can’t imagine life without either.

So when my ex springs a custody hearing on me, I find myself telling the judge that I’m engaged to Charlie.

The only problem? I’m not.

Time to fake an engagement.

Pretending we’re a couple will be no big deal.

We’ve been friends for years. We used to sneak cigarettes behind the bleachers. We turned cans of hairspray into flamethrowers. We got drunk on stolen malt liquor.

She’s beautiful, vivacious, spontaneous, and she loves my daughter to death. It’s the perfect answer: we fake it for a few months, then go back to our lives.

Until we touch, and sparks fly. Until I can’t take my eyes off her. Until I can’t stop thinking about what she’s got on under her coveralls.

It takes one kiss.

One touch.

One shared secret and suddenly, I’m not pretending anymore. I want her, I need her in ways I didn’t know I could.

But there’s a lifetime of friendship between us, and falling in love with Charlie could risk everything.


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Title: Best Fake Fiance
Author: Roxie Noir
Series: Loveless Brothers 
Pages: tbc
Genre(s): Contemporary, US, Friends to Lovers, Fake Relationship
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Release Date: 14th August, 2019

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AUTHOR BIO!

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I love writing sexy, alpha men and the headstrong women they fall for.

My weaknesses include: beards, whiskey, nice abs with treasure trails, sarcasm, cats, prowess in the kitchen, prowess in the bedroom, forearm tattoos, and gummi bears.

I live in California with my very own sexy, bearded, whiskey-loving husband and two hell-raising cats.



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