Blog Tour & Review: Fling



  FLING by Adriana Locke 
  Release Date: August 15th 
Genre/Tropes: Contemporary Romance 
  Grab your suitcase and prepare for the time of your life in this swoony tale that’s as hot as the tropical destination itself. Fans of runaway brides, close-proximity, one-bed, and friends-to-lovers tropes will fall hopelessly in love with this fling-to-forever romance.  



  I realize that a social media post isn’t the usual way to secure a date to your honeymoon—for obvious reasons—but here we are. 

  My wedding was canceled. What’s not canceled is the nonrefundable, ten-thousand-dollar all-inclusive vacation at a luxury resort, and I’m not about to let it go to waste. 

  I’m packed and ready to hit the beach. But I can’t deny that it might be more interesting to honeymoon with someone. Since my track record of picking dates isn’t exactly golden, I’ve done something that I hope I don’t regret. In a moment of weakness—mixed with panic and fueled by margaritas—I agreed to let my friends choose someone to go with me. It’ll be a blind date / postnuptial vacation—without the nuptials. 

A few fun days in paradise with no expectations. No obligations. 

  Before you say, “pick me for a free vacay!” a few things to consider … The perfect candidate will be single. He won’t talk too much on the plane. And he’ll be able to leave town quickly. He will also be okay with sharing a bed. It’s a honeymoon suite, after all. 

  If you want to be considered, email Rebecca and Sara your application at the address below. (Get creative. There’s a free vacation on the line.) Wheels up next week! Godspeed, honeymooners.   

  Grab your suitcase and prepare for the time of your life in this swoony tale that’s as hot as the tropical destination itself. Fans of runaway brides, close-proximity, one-bed, and friends-to-lovers tropes will fall hopelessly in love with this fling-to-forever romance.   

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What a great summer vacation read!  Maddox and his brothers' stories are a spin off from another series by this author.  You will love the whole family. This is the second book and it gets better each page.  Loved all the banter with the brothers. Loved the ladies friendship. Loved the small town atmosphere of the whole book. 

Add to that time spent in an exotic local and this book is just about perfect.  Very little angst once Mad and  Ashley agree to the vacation fling.  I did appreciate both of them being honest about their feelings for each other from the start.  

I can not wait for Banks book!  Next up is Jess's book.   I would love to see Sara get her HEA as well. 

* I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

 USA Today and Washington Post bestselling author Adriana Locke lives and breathes books. After years of slightly obsessive relationships with the flawed bad boys created by other authors, Adriana has created her own.   She resides in the Midwest with her husband, sons, and two dogs. She spends a large amount of time playing with her kids, drinking coffee, and cooking. You can find her outside if the weather's nice and there's always a piece of candy in her pocket.

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Release Blitz & Review: Quiet Empire


Title: Quiet Empire
Series: Quiet Mafia #4
Author: J.L. Drake
Genre: Mafia Romance
Release Date: August 18, 2022


As our empire rises, it’s time to remove all those who don’t belong.


Now joined in power with Elio, we hatch a plan to show to the world that the Capri name will rule over Italy.

The decision stirs panic and causes a ripple effect throughout the country. Friendships and loyalties are tested. Truths are revealed as we prepare to fight any who oppose us.

With a careful eye on our enemies, we are circled by others with false intent. Secrets and weaknesses are revealed and lies are taken to the grave.


With our past behind us and our wounds healed, it’s time to take things to the next level. We tore down one kingdom, and now we’ll build another…together.

I knew that if we followed tradition, we’d look death in the eye every day. But I am a fighter, as is Sienna. We’re determined to have the life we’ve worked so desperately to build.

Meanwhile, a third player is still there on the sidelines trying to make his play, and when he does, it’s the biggest blow of them all.

With an enemy at every corner, we must fight through the chaos and bring an end to the Coppola name. All must submit to the Capri Syndicate.

After all, only one family can rule all of Italy.



This final book of the series brings to a stunning conclusion the love story and the rise of Sienna and Elio.  As in the first books, there are so many twists to the story. Elio knows some. Sienna knows some. There are so many players in the game.  This book brings it all together. 

Elio and his Papa have been playing the long game for awhile now.  Sienna's connection to the Coppola family puts things in motion sooner than they may have liked.  It's a blood bath, honestly. You are either with them or you are dead.  

Great finale!  I don't want to share too much more other than my heart was happy with everything in the book. A few easter eggs for fans of the author's other series!  LOVED the epilogue.  So very happy for this couple and the whole Capri family.  

Start at the beginning and enjoy the ride. 

I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


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Author J.L. Drake was born and raised in Nova Scotia, Canada, later moving to Southern California where she lives with her husband and two children. 

When she's not writing she loves to spend time with her family, traveling or just enjoying a night at home. One thing you might notice in her books is her love for the four seasons. Growing up on the east coast of Canada the change in the seasons is in her blood and is often mentioned in her writing. 

Her books can be found in different languages around the world.


Blog Tour & Review: The Price of Peace


Title: The Price of Peace (The Dutchmen MC #3) 

Author:  ML Nystrom 

Genre:  MC Romance 

Subgenre:  Romantic suspense 

Book Tagline: “ I didn’t choose this life. It was chosen for me a long time ago.” 

Release Date: July 29, 2022 

Hosted By: Buoni Amici Press LLC

Sold at sixteen to a man three times her age, Carrie’s life has been a series of betrayals and brutalities. Beaten and starved, she fights to keep any shred of dignity she has left until she can find a way to escape the life she never chose.

Angel appears as her salvation, but her hopes are destroyed as his lies and duplicities are exposed.

What price does she have to pay to finally find her peace?

This gritty romance is aimed at a 17+ audience and contains some themes and scenes some readers may find triggering.

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His eyes. God, his eyes. A true gold with dark brown rings. His hair was a dark dirty blonde, the top half pulled back in a ponytail and the scruff on his face was slightly darker. Slouched back as he was in the boxy chair, his stomach didn’t protrude, showing he was fit. He was a big guy anyway, and Carrie estimated he would tower over her five-foot seven-inch height even with the added bonus of the four-inch heels she wore. He had to be a big guy as the huge cock he freed from his jeans indicated.

Those eyes stared into hers for a long moment. Something let go in her middle. He wouldn’t hurt her. She didn’t know why she thought that. There was nothing in his gaze that indicated compassion or pity or any other emotion. Snake eyes, some people might call them, but there was something that called to her.

A full shot glass appeared in her line of vision and she leaned back to take it from Angel’s hand. She looked up into his eyes and tossed back the liquor, taking away his taste. It burned a long path to her stomach. She didn’t like it and avoided drinking as much as she did the drugs, but she thought if she refused, Grizzly would take it as an offense and make her do something or someone else. Angel tucked himself back in his pants. His expression was unreadable. Blank. He came, but he might as well have been a statue for all the emotion he showed. Angel? More like a stone gargoyle.

This is the third book of the series and I would say much darker than the other two. We start off in the MC world in a parallel story to the first book in the series. Then we leave the MC and follow Carrie as she tries to reclaim her life.

I loved Angel from the start. He had a sense of conscience unlike most of the Tiger Clan MC. He continues to be a good guy through and through but doesn't stand for innocents getting hurt. He was so very Patient with Carrie/Jade. He understood her heart even if she did not.

Loved all the secondary characters. Loved the ending message of hope. Great addition to the series!

I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

ML Nystrom had stories in her head since she was a child. All sorts of stories of fantasy, romance, mystery, and anything else that captured her interest. A voracious reader, she’s spent many hours devouring books; therefore, she found it only fitting she should write a few herself!

ML has spent most of her life as a performing musician and band instrument repair technician, but that doesn’t mean she’s pigeon-holed into one mold. She’s been a university professor, belly dancer, craftsperson, soap maker, singer, rock band artist, jewelry maker, lifeguard, swim coach, and whatever else she felt like exploring. As one of her students said to her once, "Life’s too short to ignore the opportunities." She has no intention of ever stopping... so welcome to her story world. She hopes you enjoy it!

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Relase Blitz & Review: Code Name: Omega


Code Name: Omega Sawyer Bennett Release Date: August 16, 2022


I joined the team at Jameson Force Security three months ago and it’s one of the best decisions I’ve made. Leaving behind the Marine Corps together, my dog Omega and I made the cross-country trek to Pittsburgh for an exciting new career.

 Now I get to spend my days doing dangerous missions with my team and Omega gets to spend his days relaxing, unless there are explosives to be sniffed, and then he’s all paws on deck. 

 When Omega—who I affectionately refer to as Bubba—snacks on something he most definitely shouldn’t have, an emergency trip to the vet introduces me to Abigail Blackburn. She’s a little quirky, a lot smart, and completely captivating. She also has a penchant for trouble and when Abby makes it her own personal mission to expose the puppy mill industry, she finds herself mixed up with unsavory characters who aren’t happy with her efforts to cut into their profits This seedy underbelly is a dangerous place, particularly for a well-intentioned, yet somewhat na├»ve, small-town vet. 

What began as peaceful protests outside of local pet stores has escalated into something that threatens Abby’s safety, and I refuse to sit by and watch her get hurt. 

Somehow this raven-haired beauty has gotten under my skin, and I don’t hesitate to call in my teammates at Jameson to help keep her safe. 

 Now I find myself trying to balance my need to protect Abby while helping her successfully complete her mission, but also redirecting her focus long enough to show her that I’ve completely fallen for her. 

One thing is certain—this is going to be my toughest assignment yet.

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This is the last book of the series and the author pulled all the punches.  Wonderful meet cute. Slow burn romance. A bit of suspense and lots of friends and family giving their two bits on Abby and Kellen's developing relationship. 

Loved Abby and her hear and soul. So committed to her patients and righting the wrongs in the animal world.  Kellen's heart mirrors hers. He would do anything for Omega and very quickly, would do anything for Abby. 

Great banter. Lot's of steam. And great to catch up o the rest of the Jameson team.  I will miss this crew. Many of these books could easily be movies that I would watch again and again. 

Grab the whole series! 

*Complimentary copy provided for an honest review. 


New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author Sawyer Bennett uses real life experience to create relatable stories that appeal to a wide array of readers. From contemporary romance, fantasy romance, and both women’s and general fiction, Sawyer writes something for just about everyone. A former trial lawyer from North Carolina, when she is not bringing fiction to life, Sawyer is a chauffeur, stylist, chef, maid, and personal assistant to her very adorable daughter, as well as full-time servant to her wonderfully naughty dogs. If you’d like to receive a notification when Sawyer releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter (

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