WEEKLY WRAP-UP: January 8th

While it was a craptastic week for the country (and a terrible week to actually do any reading), it was a GREAT week for new releases. We’re officially back into new release territory, with so many exciting books coming out in January. My favorite of the week was the light, sexy Ego Trip, but I also loved A Co-Worker’s Crush and Not the Marrying Kind. There were also solid new releases from two of my favorite authors – The Strike Out and The Hot Mess and The Heartthrob – which both delivered plenty of laughs and low angst fun.

If you read my Teaser Thursday post (found here), you know that there are plenty of exciting books on the way soon. I’ll have new reviews going up throughout the week!

If you missed any of this week’s reviews, I’ve got the blurb and rating for each below. There’s also a link to my new release list.


⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ SO GOOD

Two weeks on the road with my boss? Business as usual.
Two weeks on the road with my newer, hotter boss that I had a one-night stand with four years ago? A disaster waiting to happen.

It was a one-time thing with a man I knew from work. 
His name was Oliver Black. The rich and handsome manager of the Botsford Plaza Hotel in Las Vegas. 
Dark hair. Icy blue eyes. A cocky smirk with dimples deep enough to trip on.

No one has to know, he said. 
And no one did know… except maybe the guests trying to sleep in the suite next door.

I didn’t know he’d eventually get promoted to my department. 
definitely didn’t know my boss would assign me to travel the country with him to keep his raging ego in check.
Two weeks. Five locations. A whole lot of hotel rooms in-between. 

This trip will either solidify our business relationship as totally platonic friends and nothing more, or destroy my career. 
But we already know the answer to that question, don’t we? 

I’m screwed. Literally.

Ego Trip is a stand-alone romantic comedy with a cocky boss, his cheeky by-the-books assistant, and enough steam to melt your Kindle! One-click your copy to find out why romance lovers can’t get enough of Tabatha Kiss and her delicious heroes!

Read the review here

Amazon: https://amzn.to/38YTL97


⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Adorable ending

Three tattoo guns.

Five motorcycle tires.

Countless T-shirts.

That’s what I lost before I realized nothing good comes from dating my co-workers. 

Usually, I don’t have much self-control. So, the fact that Frankie Grant is a hot, talented tattoo artist means it’s a damn miracle she hasn’t already been in my bed. But nothing can happen between us because Frankie comes with Jolie, her young daughter, and a crap load of baggage from her ex. And those are two things I never entertain.

Anyone who knows me—the screwed up foster kid from the wrong side of the tracks—knows I’m not the guy you take home to meet your parents, let alone your kid. But I also know what it’s like not to have parents, so things get complicated when Jolie asks me to be her daddy.

I might as well just slash my own tires now.

Read the review here

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3aR16KG


⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Chaotic fun

You don’t know me, but you do know me. I’m your neighborhood hot mess single mom, doing my best to keep my head above water while running my little slice of heaven and keeping my youngest from shoving marbles up his nose, which is exactly what he’s doing the first time Levi Wilson, pop star god, world’s sexiest man, and my all-time number one celebrity obsession, walks into my bookstore.

Related: I’m writing this from beyond the grave, because I’ve died of mortification and am now residing in an alternate universe.

I have to be.

Because Levi Wilson came back.

And we had a moment.

Like, a moment moment. The kind that makes me remember that adult pleasure isn’t all about hoping the lock holds in the bathroom so your kids don’t interrupt on the rare occasion you feel like taking an extra-long mommy-time shower.

So when he proposes a no-strings fling?

Count. Me. In.

Thrill of a lifetime, right?

Surely, nothing will go wrong…

The Hot Mess and the Heartthrob is a rockin’ fun, sexy romantic comedy featuring a celebrity panty-melter who doesn’t know what he’s been missing, a sassy single mom hanging on by a string, three adorable children who would never burst in on a woman when she’s on a toilet (ha!), and shameless ovary-busting moments between a guy who never thought he’d be a dad and a family who thought they got along just fine without him. It stands alone and comes complete with a happily-ever-after (though you’d never go wrong to read the other Bro Code series books first).

Read the review here

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3hXhn2f


⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Playful and steamy

It started with one night out with the boys.

She was the hot diner waitress putting herself through school. 
I was the rich, arrogant player everyone misjudges.

On paper we didn’t match. 

Yet all it took was one day. One single day to change her mind.

She wasn’t planning to spend her day off with me.
She wasn’t supposed to fall for my charm.
But one day, one smile, turned into several nights of her calling out my name.

I’m not the guy she should end up with. I’m jealous, possessive. Not here for a long time – just a good time. 

She’s changed me. 

But, for some reason, I feel her slipping through my fingers and no matter what I do, I fear I’m going to strike out with the one and only girl I’ve ever fallen for.

Read the review here

Amazon: https://amzn.to/38cwAJw


⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Sweet but drama-filled


“Are you sleeping with my daughter?” 

Not the question I wanted to hear from my coach. The man holding my pro future in the palm of his hand. 

The answer: No, sir.

The real answer: I’d sure as hell like to be.

Marisa’s been my best friend since third grade. And now she needs my help–and a place to stay. Senior year was supposed to be the year to keep some distance until the season finished and my draft prospects were safe. 

But resisting her is becoming impossible. Movie Thursdays under the blankets. Study sessions on my bed. Wild party nights where I kept any guy interested at bay with a single glare. 

Her dad can bench my ass for the entire season, so she’s off limits–for now. 

She’s the only woman I’ve ever loved. And one heated night, I can’t stop fighting every cell in my body and can’t stop myself from sampling her sexy smile, her sweet smell, and her sultry curves. 

We’re walking a tightrope with my future on the line. Let’s just make sure Coach doesn’t find out…

Read the review here

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Mk9ub8


⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Steamy and heartfelt

He’s the best bad decision she’ll ever make….

Type A attorney Fiona Quinn has one goal left to accomplish before turning 30: A big, fairy-tale wedding. All she needs is a groom. So what if she’s never been in love—or even lust—before? She’s confident she can solve the problem the way she always does, with spreadsheets and an action plan.

When a family emergency brings Max “Bad Boy” Devlin swaggering back into town—with his cocky grin, tattoos, and wanderlust—Fiona has to remind herself that he’s as unsuitable as it gets. Nope. Not happening. No matter how irresistible his invitation is for a night or seven between the sheets. If she can’t tie him down—metaphorically, of course— her pants must stay on.

Max can’t remember the last time a woman turned him down. He’s a guaranteed three-orgasms good time, dammit. So what if he’s not the marrying kind? Those sweaty palms he gets when Fiona agrees to help him save his dad’s punk rock club are just an allergic reaction to her methodical march toward matrimony. Before he hits the road again, he’s going prove to Fiona that life’s more fun when you play, rather than plan.

No one gets hurt when it’s all just fun and games, right?

Author’s Note: A steamy, opposites attract standalone romance featuring a cocky bad boy (with a heart of gold) and a buttoned-up good girl (with a secret wild side). 1-click if you’re into dirty dancing, swoony first kisses from bad boys on motorcycles and hot trysts in supply closets. This book comes with a guaranteed (and very romantic) Happily Ever After.

Read the review here

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3bm0ehh


⭐️⭐️⭐️ Disappointing

From USA Today bestseller Ava Harrison comes a billionaire boss romance full of steam, witty banter and a jaw-dropping twist!

Unemployed? Check. 
Zero prospects? Check. 
An eviction notice in hand? Check. 
Life in shambles? Check. Check. Check. 

Desperate to avoid living on my sister’s couch, I took a job in the one place I shouldn’t. 
That’s where I first saw him. 

Drew Lawson. 
Elusive bad boy.
Owner of the hottest club in the city. 
And apparently my new boss. 

Temptation comes in many forms. 
For me, it’s the way he looks at me. 
The way he feels.
He’s my addiction.
My secret.

I know I should keep my distance. 
I could lose everything—even myself. 
But I can’t.

And neither can he.

Read the review here

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3naF4EU


⭐️⭐️ Problematic

Coy Mason is a jerk.

If there is one truth that Bellamy Davenport knows, it’s that. Well, that and the fact she didn’t mean to hurt him. Physically. Coy can’t be hurt emotionally because he doesn’t have a heart.

Coy is not just the small-town, literal boy next door. He’s a heartbreaking, womanizing, mischief-making (and delicious) man and was all of those things well before he became a hot-shot country music sensation.

He’s a dream standing in her doorway with no shirt, messy hair, and a “Do you wanna?” grin. But he’s also a nightmare for her heart, and she knows it.

Their enemies-to-lovers relationship always ends the same way—heavy on the enemies, light on the lovers.

So why is she still standing there?

Read the review here

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3rS2pz1


Check out this week’s new releases here.


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