COVER REVEAL: Seducing the Billionaire's Brother by Marquita Valentine

Pleasure before business. Always.

Connor Montgomery doesn’t give a damn about his world-renowned last name or the endless list of women who only want him for his billions. There’s only one woman for him… his best friend since childhood, Faith. Unfortunately, as a vital employee of his family’s company, she’s beyond off-limits.

Too bad he’s never been one to follow the rules.

Faith Holt is in desperate need of money… for all the wrong reasons. Stuck between coming clean and falling off the face of the earth, she comes up with a crazy, over the top plan. But to pull it off, she realizes that the only person who can help is the last person she wants to involve since it may require crossing the line.

Too bad she can’t stop herself from resisting Connor and his wicked ways.

After years of being "just friends" and looking out for each other in the best of ways, Connor and Faith may have to decide what's worse: resisting the temptation that's always existed between them or finally giving in to it.

Title: Seducing the Billionaire's Brother
Author: Marquita Valentine
Series: Seducing the Billionaire (Standalone)
Pages: tbc
Genre(s): Contemporary, US
Hot Buttons: tbc

Release Date: 28th March, 2019








Marquita Valentine is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Holland Springs and Boys of the South series.

Since first taking the plunge in July of 2012 to self publish, Marquita Valentine has appeared on the Top 100 Bestselling Ebooks Lists on iBooks, Amazon Kindle, and Barnes&Noble. She's been called "one of the best new voices in romance" (Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews) and her books have been accused of being "a sexy, fun, and slightly addicting contemporary read" (The Book Queen).

When she's not writing sexy heroes who adore their sassy heroines, she enjoys shopping, reading, and spending time with her family and friends. Married to her high school sweetheart, Marquita lives in a seriously small town in the south with her husband, two kids, and a dog.



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BLOG TOUR: Tomboy by Avery Flynn

How exactly has one good deed landed me in the penalty box?

Ice Knights defenseman Zach Blackburn has come down with the flu, and my BFF—his PR manager—begs me to put my nursing degree to use and get him back to health. Of course she would call in a favor for the most hated man in Harbor City.

But when he’s finally on the mend and I’m sneaking out of his place, everything goes sideways. Paparazzi spot me and pictures, plus accusations that I slept with him, fly faster than a hockey puck.

At first, all of Harbor City wants my blood—or to give me a girlie-girl makeover. But then…the team finally wins a game. And now this fickle town wants me with the big jerk twenty-four seven.

Argh. I never slept with him the first time! But no one will listen. Then the grumpy bastard goes and promises to break his no-fan-appearances rule to help raise money for a free health clinic—but only if I’m rink-side at every game. That’s not a deal I can turn down.

But when the team keeps winning, and I realize there’s more to him than his bad reputation, suddenly remembering to keep my real hands off my fake date gets harder and harder to do.

Title: Tomboy
Author: Avery Flynn
Series: The Hartigans
Pages: 235
Genre(s): Contemporary, US
Hot Buttons: n/a


This is the first of the Hartigan series that I have read - in fact, the first I’ve read of Avery Flynn at all. But it will definitely not be the last. This book was amazing and so much fun that I just want to buy everything else she’s ever written and read it right now!

While I liked the premise of the book, there’s always the worry that this will be one of those books where tomboy Fallon will get a makeover in order to make her “worthy” of hot hockey man, Zach. Luckily, it wasn’t like that at all. But not only was it not like that, it managed to handle the whole ‘tomboy’ issue even better…by hardly making it an issue at all. Oh sure, there were the social media comments about Fallon’s femininity, and a few minor occurrences of her own insecurities - but that was it. She was a tomboy in the way she had brown hair or long legs. I just loved that, as it really sends the message that we’re all different but that’s not a bad thing and doesn’t define us or make us more/less worthy of love. We’re here for the romance and that’s all that really matters.

And oh boy - what romance. I adore an enemies to lovers romance and Fallon and Zack really did shoot sparks off each other whether they were hating each other or loving each other. The banter was second to none - especially the little text battles which had me squealing with delight. And the little butterflies in my stomach did a happy dance as our hero and heroine started to realise just how much the other was starting to mean to them. But they fought it all the way - naturally!

I devoured this book from start to end. It was the kind of book that sucked me into the story from the very first page and reminded me why I started to read - and love - romantic comedy. Hot romantic comedy, no less. And there were enough naughty shenanigans and dirty chat to keep me very entertained and very happy!

As I mentioned, this was the first of the Hartigan books that I have read - a series focussing on the large, complicated Hartigan family. All their names begin with F just to keep that air of confusion around them. This book stands completely alone although I definitely want to go back and read the first two in the series. In this book we’re also introduced to Zach’s hockey team and I understand that this will branch off into a new series where they find their own love interests. And those will be bought immediately by me, too. Having never even see a hockey game/match/whatever - and really taking little interest in the sport - I’m all in for the hockey romances. Sigh.

I would happily recommend this book to anyone who loves a smart, sassy and sexy romance - I hope you love it as much as I did. And yes, in one scene Fallon does indeed arrive on a skateboard - just like her cover. Just in case you were wondering!


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USA Today bestselling romance author Avery Flynn has three slightly-wild children, loves a hockey-addicted husband and is desperately hoping someone invents the coffee IV drip.

She fell in love with romance while reading Johanna Lindsey’s Mallory books. It wasn’t long before Avery had read through all the romance offerings at her local library. Needing a romance fix, she turned to Harlequin’s four books a month home delivery service to ease the withdrawal symptoms. That worked for a short time, but it wasn’t long before the local book stores’ staffs knew her by name.
Avery was a reader before she was a writer and hopes to always be both. She loves to write about smartass alpha heroes who are as good with a quip as they are with their *ahem* other God-given talents. Her heroines are feisty, fierce and fantastic. Brainy and brave, these ladies know how to stand on their own two feet and knock the bad guys off theirs.



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The blaring ring echoed off the bare walls of the nearly empty mansion as Fallon Hartigan marched down the hallway with murder on her mind.

As soon as she got to the source of that ringing, she was going to give Harbor City what they wanted most and kill the most-hated man in hockey. Sure, she might get arrested, but the metro area would probably throw her a parade. She turned the corner and stopped dead in her tracks outside the open double doors leading to the overpriced defenseman’s bedroom.

The man—who’d been puking his guts up less than twenty-four hours ago—was in the middle of a king-size bed, wearing nothing but a smirk and a bed sheet that was draped so low across his hips that she could see miles of those V lines south of his hard abs. Like she was a newbie nurse on her first set of rounds, her breath caught, and a blush she most definitely did not want to appear started to burn her cheeks. Damn her pasty Irish skin.

Still, she had to admit, if only to herself, that the view was fucking amazing. The man was a professional athlete and had the muscular, inked-up chest to prove it. Practically against her will, her gaze traveled over the plentiful ink across his pecs and lingered a few breaths too long on his silver nipple rings.

Seemingly indifferent to her perusal, Zach swiped his thumb across his cell phone’s screen, ending the incessant ringing.

“About time,” he said, his voice a mellow, low rumble. “I’ve been ringing for you for almost ten minutes.”

He dropped his phone on the small table next to the bed and then lounged against the headboard, managing somehow to look down his nose at her even with their current height differential.
Forget killing him, she was going to go after her bestie. It was Lucy’s fault Fallon was even here.

She squeezed her eyes shut and counted to ten as she recalled all the reasons why the man was a menace and not the solution to her three-month-long sexual dry spell.

He was a selfish player.

He was surly to the press, to the fans, and probably to his neighbor’s dog.

He’d banged a puck bunny tattooed with the logo of the Ice Knights’ most hated rival.

She counted to another ten while remembering why she couldn’t off him.

He was Lucy’s client.

He was, for some incomprehensible reason, one of her bestie’s friends.

He had the skills to turn around the Ice Knights’ sofar shitty season if he could remove the giant chip from his shoulder and start playing as if he actually liked hockey again. 

Exhaling a deep breath, she reopened her eyes and barely noticed his muscular shoulders this time as she moved away from the door. 

There. All better. 

She’d managed to pack away the Hartigan attitude, and her temper hadn’t even made an appearance. Bully for her. Now to get back to that cool, clinical demeanor she strove for whenever she was on the clock. 

“You rang?” she asked, managing to keep a good 73 percent of her annoyance out of her tone as she walked farther into the room.


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BLOG TOUR: Smooth Talking Cowboy by Maisey Yates


Welcome, one and all to this special blog post which is part of the Smooth Talking Cowboy Blog Tour from Mills & Boon.

Smooth Talking Cowboy is a contemporary romance set in fictional Gold Valley, where prim and proper Miss Olivia Logan finds herself rather inconveniently attracted to the handsome rogue - and smooth talking cowboy himself - Luke Hollister.

I love to read all types of romance - billionaires, blue collar workers, geeky guys, royalty - you name a type of hero and I’m probably all in. But there’s something about a cowboy that sets my little heart all a flutter and I was keen to find out why. Why do we love a cowboy so, and why do we keep coming back for more?

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Howdy ma’am.

Yes, ma’am.

Morning, miss.


I’m not saying manners are dead in our modern world but it sure is nice to hear someone giving proper respect and manners to people. It’s a trait that can be admired in anyone, sure, but when it’s coming out in that slow drawl I associate with a cowboy, I’m ready to be respected.


And speaking of slow… is anyone else just constantly on the go? We’re always driving, texting, watching, chatting, helping. It’s a lot in a very short time.

Now picture a sunset.

There’s a cowboy on a horse at the edge of his land.

He’s watching, waiting for that sun to go down.

It’s peaceful and slow and it’s so thrillingly calming that I want to rip open the pages and jump right in to get a bit of that peace for myself.

Hot Bod

I’m not going to get all superficial and shallow here (oh wait - yes I am!) but our cowboy heroes tend to have rocking bods with abs for days.

But the best part about this is they come by them honestly. A hard days work, toiling the land, tending to the animals and getting their hands dirty produces a sculpted physique that it would be plain rude not to appreciate!

Men with a capital M

Cowboy country is man’s world. While the cowboys respect women, they still tend to be on the more uncivilised, less polished side.

They are sweaty, rough and are comfortable in their world and in their skin. They don’t mind their own company - some might even crave the solitude.

Unless it comes to their love, of course. That’s when they’re out of their depth, perhaps with their feelings, perhaps with the best way to proceed.

Personally, I love it when a man’s man finds himself at sixes and sevens because of a woman. It’s some sort of balance in the world!


A woman who knows her own worth is a dangerous thing.

A man who knows his place in the world is just as dangerous.

He makes no excuses and no apologies. He knows what he wants and he goes out and gets it and that’s an incredibly sexy trait - albeit dangerous, if even just to the heart!


Going hand in hand with manners - cowboys are known as very respectful to all those around them, especially women.

And who doesn’t get all hot under the collar for a man who both wants her madly and respects her deeply?


Cowboys are known as men of integrity and honour.

In romance novels you often find a cowboy hero being brutally honest with the heroine about things she perhaps doesn’t want to face, and/or the parameters for their relationship.

And while they say what they mean and mean what they say, that doesn’t preclude them from changing their mind when they realise that they’ve fallen in love.


Off the ranch, a cowboy likes his whiskey and his women. He wants to have a good time - wants everyone else to have a good time, too. No-one who leaves his bed leaves unsatisfied.

He doesn’t need commitment and he doesn’t do messy emotions. He’s calm and collected and so laid-back that it’s hard to resist. But then why would you want to?


To read my review of

Smooth Talking Cowboy

click on the book cover below.




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