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If you are chomping at the bit for my next book go ahead and pre-order this laugh out loud romantic comedy!

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What can I say? I’m a work in progress.

I never planned on being 39 and still a virgin. Life got in the way and before I knew it I was almost 40 with a cherry that had yet to be popped. So, I pulled up my big girl panties and made a bucket list to accomplish before the big 4-0. Easy peasy, right?

It only took three bottles of wine, the internet, and a dating site to flip my world on its side. What came next would consist of part disaster and part greatest thing to ever happen to me.

My new life consisted of plenty of men and plenty of dates. None of those were with the one man I wanted more than anything. He was untouchable. With his heated looks and seductive voice, I was in trouble. My restraint, willpower, and a non-fraternization policy were the only things keeping us apart. None of it mattered to him. He was determined to have me and damn the consequences.

With men, awkward dates, a geriatric wedding, naughty needle-pointing, and a sexy as sin boss the last year of my thirties had the potential to be one I would never forget.

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Happy Release Day! The Locker Room by Meghan Quinn


The Locker Room by Meghan Quinn

Release Date: June 20th

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Have you heard the rumor around campus about the locker room?

If you haven’t, let me enlighten you: Legend has it if you bring a girl into the sacred after-game domain of the baseball locker room, it will end with a walk down the aisle. One rowdy and naked encounter against the lockers with the girl of your dreams will make her your wife.

Translation: baseball players are stupidly superstitious and believe the locker room has magical powers.

But not all baseball players are superstitious, me included.

So when the girl I’ve fallen for brushes me off, I start to question if I need to switch my way of thinking. Maybe it’s time I finally hand out a coveted invitation to the locker room.

The only question is, will she accept?



This map is useless.

Easy to read, my ass. I need a magnifying glass to make out any of the color-coded buildings on this thing and unfortunately, I left my magnifying glass in my other skirt. That was sarcasm, if you didn’t catch it.

Standing next to a wonky-looking tree, I try to act as casual as possible—hip popped out, interested glances, the usual—as I hide a school map beneath the pages of Pride and Prejudice , while off-handedly looking for the MacMillan building. But the wind—though subtle—isn’t making things easy.

Recently transferred from Cal State, Fullerton, I’m attempting to avoid making a fool of myself on the first day of fall classes at my new school, Brentwood University.

Unfortunately, I’m way out of my element.

For one, I know nothing about this school other than they have the best library sciences program in the country. Making the transfer a no-brainer for me the minute I realized I wanted to be a librarian. I dabbled in business at Cal State, but who was I kidding? I had no right trying to figure out micro-and macroeconomics.

A California girl through and through, Illinois is nothing like the palm trees and beaches I’ve grown up with. Don’t get me wrong, there are trees here, huge, plush, green trees everywhere, the kind of trees Bob Ross made dance on his canvas. But the smog . . . I have no idea where that is. Breathing fresh air almost feels wrong. And apparently pizza is a big deal here. I’ve heard at least three separate arguments since I’ve moved about which pizza in town is best. Let’s all be friends and be grateful there is good pizza here.

And even though this is a “small” school town outside Chicago, it’s larger than life with boisterous personalities and ivy-covered buildings that cause me to believe I’m walking on the hallowed grounds where the prosperous were educated.

Plus, I had to buy leggings for all my skirts, because the temperature doesn’t call for bare legs out here.

The wind picks up again, lifting my skirt and map at the same time. Not wanting to be known as the resident flasher on campus, I save the skirt—because even though I have leggings, I chose not to wear them today—and tamp it back down on my legs as the map lifts from my book, floats into the air, twirling and swirling only to smack a passing guy right in the face.

Whap .

“What the—?” He startles and I jump into action.

“I’m so sorry,” I say, scrambling to hold my skirt down while clutching my parted book at my chest.

The map is slowly peeled away and a pair of beautiful light blue eyes peek past the paper first, followed by the sharpest jawline I’ve ever seen, defined and tense. Light scruff matches his dirty-blond hair that is swept to the left and cut short on the sides. Dressed in a green Brentwood baseball sweatshirt and wearing a jaw-dropping smile, he chuckles and hands me the map while eyeing me up and down.

Why is he so familiar?

Those eyes.

“Not a problem, but you could have asked for help if you were lost. Slapping me with a map is an aggressive tactic, effective, but aggressive.”

That voice, that smirk. I know it from somewhere.

Feeling a light blush creep up my cheeks, I say, “Not used to the wind.”

He nods and thumbs behind him. “Lake Michigan. It’s a bitch in the winter.” He studies me for a second and then nods at my map. “Where you headed? I can help.” There is the smallest southern drawl in his voice, nothing strong, but enough to tell me he’s not from Illinois.

I know that voice. I remember specifically thinking it was hot.

Tamping down my map and folding it in my book that I snap shut quickly, I say, “I promised I’d figure this all out on my own, but looks like I might need a little help after all.”

“Don’t blame yourself; this campus is a maze with no rhyme or reason. I was lost my entire first semester. Can’t tell you how many times I was late to class.”

“That’s reassuring.”

He tilts his head to the side and gives me a small once-over. “I know you.” I don’t say anything and just as his eyes land on my chest, a smile creeps over his face, a light bulb lighting in his head. “You’re the girl who helped me find my room on Saturday.”



It’s the yellow-door baseball guy.

He leans forward, hands stuffed in his pockets and says, “I never forget a good pair of tits.”

As if I wasn’t blushing enough already.


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USA Today Bestselling Author, wife, adoptive mother, and peanut butter lover. Author of romantic comedies and contemporary romance, Meghan Quinn brings readers the perfect combination of heart, humor, and heat in every book.


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Review: The Roommate Agreement by Emma Hart


Let your homeless best friend stay with you, he said. Being roommates will be fun, he said. It’s only temporary, he said.

He never said I’d fall for him.

The Roommate Agreement, all-new hilarious and romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author Emma Hart is available now!


You know what isn’t ‘temporary?’ The endless stream of dirty socks in my bathroom and empty food packets under the sofa—and don’t even get me started on the hot guys who take over my living room every Sunday to watch sports.

I can’t take anymore.

So I propose a roommate agreement. One that will bring peace and order back to my life, complete with rules that might just stop my newfound crush on my best friend in its tracks.

After all, there’s only so many times you can see your best friend naked before you start to lose your mind.

Rules. They’re meant to be broken… Aren’t they?


Jay is the worst roommate.  He leaves clothes and trash laying around the apartment expecting Shelby to pick up after him.  Well she is done with being the mama to this overgrown child.  Inspiration strikes when she is watching her favorite show.  They are going to have a roommate agreement.  A good set of rules that will make life easier and hopefully end the crush she has on her best friend.  Nothing good can come from falling for your best friend.  That is unless it becomes the best decision you’ve ever made.

I adored this book.  Emma Hart writes romantic comedy like nobody else.  Jay and Shelby are fabulous.  They are both completely relatable.  Shelby’s an introvert with a bit of a narcotic tendency and Jay is an extrovert who has never had to be a grown man before.  They are a perfect pair of best friends.  But, making the decision to become more than friends is always difficult especially when you are living with them.  With the help of their families and other besties, Brie and Sean, Jay and Shelby find their way.  Though it isn’t without its hilarious foibles.  I fell in love with this book.  Emma Hart truly knows how to rope a reader in and keep them swooning and laughing.  If you are looking for your next laugh out loud, sexy, no-pants required read, look no further.


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Review: Diary of a Bad Boy by Meghan Quinn



Dear Diary,

I might have gotten myself into a wee bit of trouble—and I’m not talking about the “court mandated community service,” or “therapy sessions from bashing a bloke in the head” kind of trouble.

I wish it were that simple.

Nope. I’m talking about the “falling in love with one of my client’s daughters,” kind of trouble . . .
The kind of problem I can’t talk my way out of when the truth gets out.

How I ended up with her phone is a long story—and when she called to get it back, I took things a bit too far. One innocent exchange wound up leading to so much more.

Fun, new, and totally immune to my charm, Sutton is different. And I had no idea she was the daughter of Foster Green.

Blame it on the dark colored stout running through my veins, pushing me toward one bad decision after another. Pushing me toward her even though I know right from wrong; even though she’s my client’s daughter.

Dating her might be the best or worst decision I’ve ever made. Only time, whiskey, and one more roll around the mattress with her will tell.


Roarke McCool is the stereotypical bad boy.  After an unfortunate incident he is being forced to go through anger management and community service.  Before he even begins he gets into a fight at a hotdog shop over ketchup.  Sutton Green just so happens to be at the hotdog shop when that happens.  When their phones get swapped in the fight,  Roarke decides to make Sutton’s life difficult.  However, when Roarke and Sutton realize they have a mutual friend in her famous father things get complicated.  What neither expect is for their text messages, late night sleepovers and banter to become so much more.  With the odds stacked against them will these two find a happily ever after?

This was a fantastic novel.  Meghan Quinn truly knows how to write a romantic comedy.  Roarke and Sutton are such memorable characters.  He is the epitome of the bad boy.  When he finds the oh so sweet Sutton he can’t think he’d ever want someone like her.  However, she is the one character that evolves what seems so dramatically.  They both influence each other for the best but how they get there is so very comical.  Along with Roarke and Sutton are their friends, Bram, Rath and Maddie.  There is one particular scene involving a proposal that will have you snort laughing out loud. If you haven’t read a Meghan Quinn book yet, there is no time like the present to pick this book up.  If you are a fan of Tara Sivec, you will love Meghan Quinn.  I look forward Meghan Quinn’s next book.






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Review: Catastrophe Queen by Emma Hart

Today I get to bring to you the magnificent Emma Hart.  If your a fan of hot mess heroine’s then you need to pick up this book.  Emma Hart can write hot mess like no body else.  For my full review keep reading after the book blurb.

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One hot mess. One hot boss. One too many hot encounters…

It’s not you. It’s me.
No, seriously. It is me. Not only does my name literally mean “unfortunate,” but that’s the story of my life.

Everything I touch turns to crap. An apartment fire—that I swear I was not responsible for—means I’m living back at home with my sex-mad parents. Yay, me!

Which is why I need my new job as personal assistant to Cameron Reid to get back on my feet. Three months in this job and I can move back out and, hopefully, remember to turn off my flat iron once in a while.


On paper, my job is easy. Make coffee. Book appointments. Keep everything in order.

Until I walk in on my boss, half-naked, wearing nothing but the kind of tiny white towel that dreams are made of.

Now, nothing is easy—except our mutual attraction. But he’s my boss, and you know what they say about mixing work and pleasure: unless you do p*rn, it’s just not worth it.

Or is it?


Mallory is a walking disaster.  No matter what she does catastrophe follows her.  Her recent mishap with her apartment burning  down and losing her job has landed her living with her parents again.  That alone would have her running but knowing her parents have a very active sex life is making her desperate.  After a job interview she is almost run over by one of the sexiest guys she’s ever seen.  It just figures she also splits her pants.  Mallory thinks her luck is changing when she lands the job.  What she doesn’t expect is the sexy driver to be her new boss.  Can Mallory and Cameron keep their feelings hidden or will they finally crash together like inevitable storm?

I loved this book.  Emma Hard doesn’t disappoint.  Mallory is probably one of the most relatable characters I’ve read.  She really is a walking disaster, but I think every woman has had her days where they aren’t paying attention and almost get run over…or is that just me?  (shrug) Though Mallory is a disaster on two legs it’s her attraction to Cameron and his to her that really make you swoon.  The attraction is palpable with each turn of the page.  Add in Mallory’s bestie, Jade, her aunt and grandpa and I think Mallory gets her disaster tendencies pretty honestly.  No one has a perfect family when you’re a walking catastrophe.  If you are looking for a great light hearted read, look no further than this gem by Emma Hart.

Review: #1 Muse by T. Gephart

Today we are celebrating the release of #1 MUSE by T. Gephart! This is a contemporary romance, standalone title that you won’t want to miss!

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Landing a writing gig in Hollywood was just as difficult as becoming an actor, and something Claire Becker had learned the hard way.

Sure, she didn’t have to conform to ridiculous beauty standards and give up her love for raw cookie dough, but the sting of rejection burned all the same. The only things that kept her sane were her two amazing roommates and her guilty pleasure—writing fan-fiction.

Getting lost in her own world, she’d forget that she had yet to land her dream job, and instead spent time with her dream man—Nick Larsson. Well, at least in the literary sense. Too bad he wasn’t aware or an active participant—her fictional love life, outstanding.

Tall, good-looking and sexy beyond comprehension, Nick Larsson not only had a famous last name—and four equally smoldering brothers—but was talented beyond belief. A star on the rise with a critically acclaimed series, his body and face were what fantasy scripts—and dreams—were made of. Made for some pretty steamy writing opportunities too.

And yes, it was probably “wrong” for Claire to objectify him, but it wasn’t like anyone knew about it. Just her, and her two amazing, supportive roommates.

Or at least they were amazing and supportive, and bound to be missed after Claire killed them.

In a moment of unexplained insanity, one of them —or both, each as bad as the other—sent her latest installments to the man himself.

Cue panic of epic proportions.

All Claire needed to do was sneak into his apartment and retrieve the misappropriated story before Nick, or anyone else, read it and mistook her for a creepy stalker. Although, breaking and entering probably wouldn’t convince anyone to the contrary either.

Claire was going to get the best material of her life, or end up with a restraining order. Either way, the story was getting a hell of lot more interesting.


Claire has been having a rough time lately.  Finding a job as a screenwriter is not the easiest thing to do.  The best work she is currently producing is her fan fiction about her obsession, Nick Larsson, the hottest tv star around.  When she hits rock bottom and her best friend meets her obsession she doesn’t expect to find out she gave him her latest story starring him.  Desperately, she decides to break into his house to get it back.  What she doesn’t expect is her entire plan to go to hell.  When Nick contacts her and wants to date her she is skeptical and excited.  Can Clair and Nick make a Hollywood romance have a happy ending when secrets are revealed?

I adored this book. Claire is a fantastic and hilarious.  Between her, Scully and Luke they are reasonably the best best friend trio I’ve read about recently.  The banter and shenanigans between all the characters really made this one of the most entertaining books I’ve read recently.  When you add in Nick Larsson and his super sexy band of brothers this book becomes the ultimate read that you will not want to put down until you turn the very last page.  This is the first book in this series I’ve read but I fully plan on making that right.  If, like me, you haven’t tried this series yet, run and pick this one up.  You will not regret it for one moment.  I have become a T. Gephardt fan with this book alone.





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When she isn’t filling pages with sassy and sexy characters with attitude, she’s living her own reality show in the ‘burbs of Melbourne with her American husband, two teenage children, and her fur child—Woodley.

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Review: Best Served Cold by Emma Hart

Today I get to bring to you the newest Emma Hart book.  Her fantastic wit and storytelling shines through in this newest rom-com.  For my full review, keep reading after the book blurb.  Believe me, you will want to know more.

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40499397Revenge is a dish best served cold.
Which is a real problem when the attraction runs red-hot.

Ice-cream store owner Raelynn Fortune has everything but her last name—fortune.

Despite living in a Floridian hotspot for tourists, she just can’t get her business back off the ground. And she knows why.

Her rival store next door is run by nobody other than her ex, and with his fancy-schmancy concoctions, he’s taking all the clients two generations of her family cultivated. Never mind that Raelynn taught him all he knows, and his revenge for her breaking up with him was putting her plans into reality—and her almost out of business.

But, she has a plan. The height of the season is just two weeks away, and she’s tired of playing second fiddle to her ex. She’s going to take back her crown as the queen of ice cream, even if it means getting close to Chase once again.

After all, all is fair in love and war, and you know what they say about keeping your enemies close…

Although maybe Chase is a little too close…


Raelynn loves her ice cream shop.  She had dreams and aspirations to really make it into something special.  That was until her ex-boyfriend stole her dreams and made them his own by setting up a rival ice cream shop right next door to her.  After two years, Raelynn still avoids Chase at all costs.  The time has finally come to obliterate her enemy…namely Chase.  What Raelynn really thinks he’s doing is something quite different to reality.  Can Raelynn move past her need for revenge and find her way back to happiness even if it is with the last person she ever wanted to see again?

I loved this book.  Raelynn and Chase are incredibly entertaining.  Their banter is hilarious and very relatable.  This is a very sweet and funny story. I loved the premise.  The rival ice cream shops run by ex lovers.  Raelynn is headstrong and opinionated, while Chase is stubborn and quite misguided at times.  Throughout the story you feel the emotions the characters feel for each other.  Emma Hart has quite the unique talent of writing strong characters, engaging stories and memorable dialogue that will have you laughing long after the book is finished.  If you are looking for your next rom-com love story, look no further.  You can’t go wrong by picking up this Emma Hart book.

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