5 Star Reads & Oh No, Say It Ain’t So…It’s Almost Time for Game of Thrones!

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Oh my gosh! I mentioned on my Instagram awhile back that I have been on a bit of a hiatus. I have had a ridiculously hard time getting into my reading lately. I can’t decide what to read and then when I finally do, I don’t finish. I feel antsy, and it is driving me nuts! Have I fallen into the notorious ‘book slump?’ Am I sick? Who knows!

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Review for The Opposite of You (Opposites Attract #1) by Rachel Higginson!

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Synopsis:

I’ve sworn off men.

All men.

Famous last words, right? You’re expecting some epic tale of reluctant love and my dramatic change of heart? Well, you’re not going to get it.

I’m stubborn. And headstrong. And I’ve just survived the worst three years of my life. After escaping an abusive boyfriend to live in hostels and cheap hotels while I worked my way across Europe, I’ve come to two conclusions.

The first? Now that I’m back home, I’m going to squander my expensive culinary degree on a food truck that caters to the late night drunk crowd.

The second? I’m going to prove to the bastard across the plaza that my street food is better than his fussy five course monstrosities.

Killian Quinn might be Food and Wine’s Chef to Watch Out For. He might have a Michelin Star. He might have every food critic in the city wrapped around his too-large fingers. But he’s also pretentious and unbearably arrogant and the very opposite of me.

So he can keep his unsolicited advice and his late night visits and his cocky smiles. I want none of it. Or him.

I want the opposite.

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DaisyGal’s Review:

The Opposite of You really caught my eye from the moment I saw it!

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New Release Review of Sex Symbol by Laurelin Paige!

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Synopsis:

Micah Preston is Hollywood’s #1 sex symbol.

A rich and famous actor who has sworn off any serious relationships, the playboy is the media’s favorite bachelor.

But he wasn’t anybody when Maddie Bauer met him seven years ago. Then he was just the hot guy at the party who gave her an amazing orgasm and never called her again.

Now her job as a camera assistant has landed her on the set of his latest movie, and despite her vow to ignore his charm, she finds him pulling her focus.

She just has to make it through the shoot without landing in his bed. But when the legendary bad boy sets his sights on her, how can she possibly resist?

The book was previously published under the title Take Two.

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DaisyGal’s Review:

I love how Laurelin Paige’s romances vary so much! All are super sexy (she can certainly write some steam!), but her stories can range from dark and angsty to incredibly fun and sweet. Sex Symbol is more of a light-hearted read with its fun, feisty, and strong willed characters, yet it’s filled with loads of passion and kept me brimming with anticipation from the get-go!

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Launch Day Blitz, GiveAway, & Review for All I Am: Drew’s Story (A This Man Novella) by Jodi Ellen Malpas!

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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jodi Ellen Malpas comes a new novella in the This Man series. You don’t need to read the series to enjoy this story, but if you’re already a Jesse Ward fan, just wait till you see the advice he gives Drew about falling in love.

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I thought I had control.  I was so, so wrong…

I don’t need a relationship.  I have Hux, a decadent club where I quench whatever raw desire I choose.  I take pleasure and I give it – no strings attached.  So when Raya Rivers comes in asking for someone cold, emotionless, and filthy… well, no man ever takes his wicked pleasure quite the way I do.

Only Raya is different. Vulnerable. And carrying some deep sorrow that gets past all my carefully constructed walls and inexplicably makes me care.  Now craving controls me.  Ice has given way to red-hot need.

But Raya has no idea about my other life – my real life.  That I’m daddy to an adorable little girl.  My two worlds are about to collide with the force of a supernova.  Once Raya knows the truth, will she be able to accept all I am?

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DaisyGal’s Review:

Jodi Ellen Malpas has created yet another captivating and seductive romance with this follow up novella from her This Man Trilogy. All I Am features Jessie’s friend, the very dominant and totally swoonworthy Drew Davies, and his super steamy story is sure to keep you glued to the pages!

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Release Day GiveAway for Love in Transit: One Blurb: Six Different Stories!

TODAY is the Release Day for Love in Transit, a sexy new project from Jana Aston, Ainsley Booth, Kitty French, BJ Harvey, Raine Miller, and Liv Morris!

Not only are these some of my favorite authors, but I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the idea of this…One blurb. Six Different Stories! Check it out, and don’t forget to enter the GiveAway below!

Title: Love in Transit

Genre:  Contemporary Romance

 About Love In Transit:

You know those people that have a house full of motivational slogans? Embrace Every Moment, stamped on their coffee mugs. Always Kiss Me Goodnight painted above their perfectly made beds.

I’m not one of those people.

This morning I overslept, then slipped on a stray sock and banged my toe into the nightstand. The elevator in my building broke and I had to run down six flights of stairs. And then my local coffee shop was closed. For health code violations.

What’s that? Not the end of the world? You want me to suck it up?

Did I mention I’m wearing a wedding dress… on the subway?

It’s a Good Day for a Hot Mess. Someone embroider that on a pillow.

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Happy Release Day & Review for When It’s Real by Erin Watt!

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Synopsis:

From #1 New York Times bestselling author duo Erin Watt comes the addictive contemporary tale of a teen rock star in need of an image makeover and the teen girl hired to be his fake girlfriend.

Meet Oakley Ford-teen celebrity, renowned pop star, child of famous movie stars, hottie with millions of fangirls… and restless troublemaker. On the surface he has it all, but with his home life disintegrating, his music well suddenly running dry, and the tabloids having a field day over his outrageous exploits, Oakley’s team decides it’s time for an intervention. The result: an image overhaul, complete with a fake girlfriend meant to show the world he’s settled down.

Enter seventeen-year-old Vaughn Bennett-devoted sister, part-time waitress, the definition of “normal.” Under ordinary circumstances she’d never have taken this gig, but with her family strapped for cash, she doesn’t have much of a choice. And for the money Oakley’s team is paying her, she figures she can put up with outlandish Hollywood parties and a team of publicists watching her every move. So what if she thinks Oakley’s a shallow, self-centered jerk? It’s not like they’re going to fall for each other in real life…right?

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DaisyGal’s Review:

Erin Watt has created yet another sweet and completely captivating romance in When It’s Real, which takes place in the world of celebrities, fame, and fortune, where reality is harsh and love is impossible.

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Review Blitz & GiveAway for Stand by A.L. Jackson!

From NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author A.L. Jackson comes the next seductive, unforgettable Bleeding Stars Stand-Alone Novel…STAND is now LIVE! 

Zachary Kennedy has never been known as a fighter, but he’ll never regret fighting for her…

I’m Zee Kennedy.
Quiet. Reserved. Predictable.
When my brother died, everyone thought I was just the good guy who stepped up to take his place in the band.

No one knew what I was hiding. The one thing I’ve been fighting for.

For seven years, I’ve never lost focus.

Not until one chance encounter with Alexis Kensington.

Now she’s become my greatest temptation.
I knew better than to touch her, but now that I’ve had a taste, I can’t get enough.
Her kiss becomes my air. Her body my salvation.

She needed a savior and somehow she became mine.

Taking her was a betrayal. But keeping her means risking everything.
One look at Alexis Kensington, and I know she’s worth the fight.
Will my past continue to keep me down or will I finally find the strength to pull myself up and Stand

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DaisyGal’s Review:

The sixth book in A.L. Jackson’s Bleeding Hearts Series, Stand is a passionate romance of finding the courage to overcome loss and regret and accepting the love you deserve.

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Release Blitz & Review of The Fate Series Box Set by Emersyn Vallis!

Title: The Fate Series Box Set
Author: Emersyn Vallis
Genre: Contemporary Romance / Cozy Mystery
Release Date: May 24, 2017

Blurb

We all have choices in life…
paths to take…
roads to follow….
It’s on those journeys that Fate finds us and takes us where we need to be.
Without a second glance, we can be taken away from
everything we knew, the “people we love” and given a new life.
One that can change us… save us…
What would you do if Fate dropped you at a crossroads?
Would you go back?
Or would you run like hell the other way?
One night is all it took to change Sidney Chandler and Simon McAllister’s future and set them both on separate paths.
But when Fate decides to reunite them almost a decade later will Simon be able to win back the woman he loves? And will Sidney be able to get past what happened between them and move forward?

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DaisyGal’s Review:

In an effort to branch out in my reading, I have really been trying to step outside of my comfort realm and find new authors that haven’t crossed my path before. In doing so, I happened upon a new Indie author, Emersyn Vallis, and her Fate Series, which includes Adjournment, Hanging Pawns, Sacrifice, and End Game. The intrigue and mystery of the series kept me on the edge of my seat, and the adorable characters and light- hearted humor were just the icing on the cake to this sweet romance!

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Blog Tour & 5 Star Review for Duke of Manhattan by Louise Bay!

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Duke of Manhattan by Louise Bay
Release Date: May 16th
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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I was born into British aristocracy, but I’ve made my fortune in Manhattan. New York is now my kingdom.

Back in Britain my family are fighting over who’s the next Duke of Fairfax. The rules say it’s me–if I’m married. It’s not a trade-off worth making. I could never limit myself to just one woman.

Or so I thought until my world is turned upside down. Now, the only way I can save the empire I built is to inherit the title I’ve never wanted — so I need a wife.

To take my mind off business I need a night that’s all pleasure. I need to bury myself in a stranger.

The skim of Scarlett King’s hair over my body as she bends over . . .

The scrape of her nails across my chest as she screams my name . . .

The bite of her teeth on my shoulder just as we both reach the edge . . .

It all helps me forget.

I just didn’t bargain on finding my one night stand across the boardroom table the next day.

She might be my latest conquest but I have a feeling Scarlett King might just conquer me.

A sexy, standalone romance.

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DaisyGal’s Review:

Louse Bay’s Duke of Manhattan is a story of determination, taking risks, and finding success, and this charming and sexy romance also reminds you that fairytales and happily ever after’s do exist and sometimes you can find love even when you least expect it!

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Release Blitz & Review: 5 Stars for Bombshell (Hollywood A-List Book 1) by CD Reiss!

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Bombshell, an all-new sexy and swoony standalone from CD Reiss is now LIVE!

Bombshell by CD Reiss
Publication Date: May 1st, 2017
Publisher: Montlake
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Synopsis:

Hollywood bad boy Brad Sinclair always gets his way, whether it’s the role he wants or the bikini-clad model he has to have. But when a bombshell gets dropped in his lap in the form of a dimpled five-year-old from a forgotten relationship, he knows his life is about to change forever.

Cara DuMont isn’t exactly thrilled when she gets assigned to be the nanny for the latest box-office king. She has one rule: no celebrity fathers, especially single ones with devilish good looks and rock-hard abs.

But as soon as Cara meets Brad and his adorable little girl, she knows she’s in for a world of trouble. Because there’s something about the way Brad looks at her that makes her believe that some rules are meant to be broken…

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DaisyGal’s Review:

This book really surprised me! Not that I would ever really doubt CD Reiss’s incredible writing, but in the way that I didn’t expect the characters and story to have as much depth to them as they did. You know what I mean, light-hearted story… bad boy movie star realizes he has a child…falls for the nanny…seems pretty simple right? Color me so-over-the-top-happy-that-I-was-wrong surprised, there is so much more to both these characters and this story! CD Reiss once again delivers these, along with lots of slow burning passion and romance, and a show stopping performance from her characters who will simply melt your heart!

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