Tuesday, August 14, 2018



I’m in love with a man who tried to kill me. At least that’s what they tell me . . .
Six weeks ago, paramedics found me unconscious in my own home. Beaten. Bruised. Hardly breathing. When I woke up, I couldn’t remember the last three years or anything about my life in Jackson Harbor. They tell me my fiancĂ©, Colton McKinley, is on the run for what he did to me. They tell me I’m safer if I stay away.
I don’t care if my memories ever come back. I want nothing to do with those missing years . . . until a sexy stranger with angry eyes shows up on my doorstep and demands I stop ignoring him.
Levi Jackson is my fiancĂ©’s best friend, but seeing him sparks something inside me. As the truth unravels in my mind, I know they’re wrong about Colton. My own secrets are far more dangerous than the man I was engaged to.
I return to Jackson Harbor to search for answers and find myself running from a faceless boogeyman and seeking refuge in Levi’s arms. And in his bed.
I can’t deny my feelings for Levi. But as the pile of lies between us grows, I realize that sometimes the truth can’t set us free. It may be the very thing that could destroy us.


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Meet Lexi:
DSC_3812Lexi Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of emotional romance that sizzles. Lexi is the 2018 winner of the Romance Writers of America® RITA® award for Best Long Contemporary Romance. She considers herself the luckiest girl around to make a living through storytelling. She loves spending time with her crazy kids, weightlifting, ice cream, swoony heroes, and vodka martinis.
Lexi lives in Indiana with her husband, two children, and a spoiled dog. You can find her at her website: www.lexiryan.com

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A brand new romantic comedy from your favorite snort-laughing duo!


The moment Sadie Matthews walks through the daycare center door, I feel my world tilt in her direction. Again. I fell for her when I was fourteen, and I'm still not over her. Problem: she still thinks of me as a teen she used to babysit. But I've learned a few things about pleasing a woman in the last fifteen years. I can't wait to show her how good it could be. I need to move quickly before I lose her again. This is more than a game to me, but I still plan to win.


I've just survived the worst year of my life. As a single mom of twin toddlers, I don't have time for a man. I barely have time to finish a thought. Who knew that Liam McAllister would grow up to be so devastating? He's everything my husband was not: tall, built, and willing to have a tea party with my girls.

I can't possibly get involved with him. He's too young for me. Too handsome. But he's so persuasive...

I can't lie. I hate the name Liam in books. It's a personal thing, and we all have names that don't work for us, for whatever reason. So, for me to want to read it, to be willing to ignore the name, and to enjoy it in spite of the name...well, it's got to be one heck of a book.

And, this one was exactly that. One heck of a book.

Liam and Sadie have an age difference. One that bothers Sadie and is absolutely no big deal to Liam. He is attracted to Sadie, doesn't care how old she is, how much baggage she brings to the relationship. He just wants her.

Sadie has doubts. She thinks Liam is too young, and she is not sure of the direction he is taking in his life, thinking that maybe he isn't mature enough to be with her in a long term relationship. Little does she know, there is a lot more to him than she initially sees and before long, her boy toy is turning into something a lot more.

I loved that the revelations about who Liam is are mixed for the reader. Some of it we know, some you find out with Sadie, allowing you to like him, but still be on the journey with Sadie as she realizes that her preconceived notions just might keep her from the perfect, love of her life.

The chemistry is scorching, and that matters, as it's what finally allows Sadie to at least have a fling with Liam, and you have to be willing to believe that she would get over her reasons for not being with him before you believe she is willing to give him a chance.

Even if his name is Liam. (Kidding)

I enjoyed this book, and I recommend it.


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The only girl he ever wanted was the one he could never have.

What's the saying, bad luck comes in threes? If so, Lily Green is due for something good. First, her divorce is finalized---on her birthday, no less. Then the first job she lands for her catering company turns out to be for her ex-husband's wedding. To top it off, she's stuck working the event with Luke Everett, the sexy-as-hell best man who's never been able to stand her. When can a girl catch a break?

For years, Luke has kept his feelings for Lily safely hidden. Hitting on his best friend's ex-wife would definitely break the cowboy code of honor. But ever since an injury sidelined his rodeo riding, the two of them keep getting thrown together. It's only a matter of time until his true feelings come to light. When that happens, it will either be the biggest mistake of his life, or a sign that his luck is about to change.

Luke and Lily hate each other.

Well, actually, Luke doesn't hate her at all, he's in love with her, and she is married to his best friend.

And, then she isn't...so she is free to pursue a relationship with him, to act on the chemistry that he has always felt and that she sees as existing as the flip side to their dislike of one another.

Lily is catering her ex-husband's wedding...in one of those quirks of life that are totally believable, and happen in a way in this book that you see coming, even though it's obvious she doesn't.  As Luke is the best man, it's tough to avoid one another.  Until they both realize they don't want to, that the attraction is more than they can ignore.

So, they have a one time, get it out of their system fling.  And, that works as well here as it ever does, and it quickly becomes more.  But, how?  She is the ex wife of his best friend, he is a rodeo cowboy who is ignoring the risks, and betting on himself, to have one last ride and leave the sport on his terms.

A.J. Pine handles all of this exceptionally well.  You want these people happy, you want Luke to have his time in the spotlight and leave his port on his terms, and you believe hum when he says he knows the risks, knows what he is capable of, and will be fine.  Although, I must admit to being teary when the scene actually happens.

Really, what can you ask for that is more than being so connected to a character that you cry for them and with them?

I loved this book, and I recommend it...and the first one in the series as well.



Today we are celebrating the release for OUTRAGEOUS, an erotic romance title that is part of the Quantum series by Marie Force. Check out the buy links and some teasers for the book below.

Book Blurb:

She drives him crazy… In more ways than one. Every time Leah Holt encounters Quantum Production’s chief counsel, Emmett Burke, the only thing she can think of is how much she wants to lick him. Everywhere. She’s never had that kind of reaction to a man, and the fact that he’s a much-older colleague makes her out-of-control attraction to him far more complicated than it should be. Every day, she brings a new legal question to Emmett, hoping to catch his attention and make him see her as a grown woman who wants him desperately. She walks a fine line in trying to remain professional as the assistant to superstar Marlowe Sloane while lusting after Marlowe’s sexy attorney. To Emmett, Leah is a fly buzzing around his head who can’t be swatted away. She’s always there, looking at him, asking him legal questions that have nothing to do with his specialty in entertainment law and generally driving him mad with her overt sexiness and sassy mouth. He wants to toss her over his desk and run the sass right out of her, which is hardly the way a professional who loves his job should behave in the office—especially with a young, fresh, sexy colleague. As the author of the company’s policy on inter-office dating, he’s painfully aware of all the reasons he should stay far, far away from her and the tantalizing temptation she represents. Then Leah gets her chance to step up for Emmett, to help him through an unfortunate “accident” and to show him she’s much more than just a smart mouth and a sexy body. When she realizes she has genuine feelings for him—and that those feelings are returned—she wonders if he will take a chance on her or continue to hold her at arm’s length. Slowly but surely, she chips away at his resistance, and he begins to crave more of her. But Emmett knows if he’s going to let her in, he has to let her all the way in. What will she think when he introduces her to his BDSM lifestyle? Will she still want him the way she does now or will she run away in horror? And what will he do if she runs away? When Leah confronts a dangerous threat from her past, Emmett is forced to acknowledge that his “annoying little fly” has worked her way firmly into his heart—and his bed. Also, join the entire Quantum team at the company’s vineyard in Napa for Hayden and Addie’s wedding! Contains the full TAME edition in the back for those who want all the romance with a less scorching heat level!

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About the Author

Marie Force is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary romance, including the indie-published Gansett Island Series and the Fatal Series from Harlequin Books. In addition, she is the author of the Butler, Vermont Series, the Green Mountain Series and the erotic romance Quantum Series. In 2019, her new historical Gilded series from Kensington Books will debut with Duchess By Deception.

All together, her books have sold 6.5 million copies worldwide, have been translated into more than a dozen languages and have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list many times. She is also a USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller, a Speigel bestseller in Germany, a frequent speaker and publishing workshop presenter as well as a publisher through her Jack’s House Publishing romance imprint. She is a two-time nominee for the Romance Writers of America’s RITA® award for romance fiction.

Her goals in life are simple—to finish raising two happy, healthy, productive young adults, to keep writing books for as long as she possibly can and to never be on a flight that makes the news.

Join Marie's mailing list for news about new books and upcoming appearances in your area. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter @marieforce and on Instagram. Join one of Marie's many reader groups. Contact Marie at marie@marieforce.com.