Friday, January 13, 2017

Review: Commander in Chief by Katy Evans


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The sizzling second installment of the White House series, by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Evans.
I am only twenty three. I just wanted to play a part in history. But it seems like history wasn't done with me. The part where I lost my heart to Matthew Hamilton? It was only the beginning…
We fell in love during the campaign.
The stakes were high.
Reputations could have been ruined.
Scandal hovered over us like a cloud.
Now the man I love is the President of the United States of America.
And its not my vote he is after.
He wants it all.
My heart. My body. My soul.
He wants me by his side.
In the White House.
Normalcy will be gone from my life, privacy forgotten.

I thought I couldn't love this story more. Well, I was wrong. Completely wrong! Matt, aka Mr. President, and Charlotte stole my heart in the first book of the series. In this second book, their happily ever awaits and it's impossible not to root for them!

Matt and Charlotte have chemistry and passion, and not just for their country. This book was hot, hot, HOT! Although they don't have the most ideal situation, they both keep their priorities straight. Their romance is being watched by every American--literally--since Matt Hamilton is the President of the United States, but they balance everything perfectly.

Why can't there be a real life Matt Hamilton? This man NEEDS to exists! After so much political drama in 2015 and 2016, there needs to be a man that brings as much hope as Hamilton did to the people of this book. Katy Evans, you've described my expectations of a candidate and I love you for it! For a little while, I could forget the harsh reality we live in and focus on the ideal situation. That's why I love romance books. That's why I love YOU, Katy Evans!



Katy Evans is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her debut REAL shot to the top of the bestselling lists in 2013 and since then 9 of her titles have been New York Times bestsellers. Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages across the world.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Cover Reveal: Anything You Can Do by R.S. Grey


RELEASE DAY: FEBRUARY 1, 2017 
 Lucas Thatcher has always been my enemy.

It’s been a decade since I’ve seen him, but our years on opposite coasts were less of a lasting peace and more of a temporary cease-fire. Now that we’re both back in our small town, I know Lucas expects the same old war, but I’ve changed since high school—and from the looks of it, so has he.
The arrogant boy who was my teenage rival is now a chiseled doctor armed with intimidating good looks. He is Lucas Thatcher 2.0, the new and improved version I’ll be competing with in the workplace instead of the schoolyard.

I’m not worried; I’m a doctor now too, board-certified and sexy in a white coat. It almost feels like winning will be too easy—until Lucas unveils a tactic neither of us has ever used before: sexual warfare.

The day he pushes me up against the wall and presses his lips to mine, I can’t help but wonder if he’s filling me with passion or poison. Every fleeting touch is perfect torture. With every stolen kiss, my walls crumble a little more. After all this time, Lucas knows exactly how to strip me of my defenses, but I’m in no hurry to surrender.

Knowing thy enemy has never felt so good.



I am a lover of books, chocolate, reality TV, black labs, and cold weather. Seriously, if I had it my way I would be curled up on the couch with all of those things… everyday.

I live in Texas where I spend my free time writing and reading. My favorite authors are Mindy Kaling & Jonathan Safran Foer. I’m a comedy geek and love all things “funny”. Women like Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Mindy Kaling are definitely the biggest inspirations for my writing, though I think my work tends to skew a bit smuttier than theirs.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Release Day Blitz: Commander in Chief by Katy Evans


I am only twenty three. I just wanted to play a part in history. But it seems like history wasn't done with me. The part where I lost my heart to Matthew Hamilton? It was only the beginning…

The sizzling second installment of the White House series, by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Evans.
We fell in love during the campaign.
The stakes were high.
Reputations could have been ruined.
Scandal hovered over us like a cloud.
Now the man I love is the President of the United States of America.
And its not my vote he is after.
He wants it all.
My heart. My body. My soul.
He wants me by his side.
In the White House.
Normalcy will be gone from my life, privacy forgotten.

He looks devilishly handsome.

His hair is combed back and oh, how I love every chiseled inch of his face. He’s the first to move, prying his hands from his pockets, eyes flaring, inhaling visibly—his inhale stretching the fabric of that black tux.
Disbelief and a punch of longing to have all of this man, his love and his name and his babies, hits me as he approaches. I’m gazing at him walk to me down the hall of the White House residence, both of us ready to attend a social dinner. My first public event with him.
I need a moment, or a thousand moments, to adjust to this new role.
Matt continues advancing—with every step his eyes drinking me in, his lips curling in a seductive, appreciative smile.
“You ready?” He stretches out his hand.
I nod and look at that hand—the hand I’ve held so many times, and that held me. I slide my fingers down the length of his, and he grips them and leads me down the staircase with him.





Katy Evans is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her debut REAL shot to the top of the bestselling lists in 2013 and since then 9 of her titles have been New York Times bestsellers. Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages across the world.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Review: Womanizer by Katy Evans


From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Evans comes a brand new contemporary romance. WOMANIZER is a full length standalone, and no other books in the series need to be read.

You've seen the headlines: Womanizing billionaire player! Watch out! Stay away!

We were just two strangers. Facing a forbidden attraction, a chemical connection. Neither of us expected or wanted it to amount to more.
But I had never been drawn to a guy the way I was drawn to this one: my brother's best friend, and CEO of the company where I interned.
Even knowing I should stay away, I proved to be too human, after all.
The chemistry was amazing.
The laughs were incredible.
I opened up to him in more ways than I'd opened up to anyone before.
But sex was as far as I'd go.
Just sex because he was too irresistible.
Just sex because I wouldn't be falling for him.
Just sex because I'd leave in three months, and I'd like for my brother not to kill me, and for nobody to find out he was my wicked little secret.
He wasn't the One.
He was just a womanizer.
But for a time, he would be mine.

HOLY HELL. I love this book. Katy Evans this is YOUR year. Book after book, I fall even more in love with her writing.

Olivia Roth loves her life in Austin; she loves her family and friends. However, she knows that having an internship in a Fortune 500 company located in Chicago is the kickstart her career needs. Olivia might not have gotten that internship on her own, but she is prepared to go above and beyond to prove herself. She finds herself forming a friendship with a rule breaker, smoking cigarettes with him whenever she can. Callan Carmichael has a reputation for being a ruthless businessman. He likes having complete control over all his business affairs, and yet he can't explain why he looks forward to smoking cigarettes with the fresh-faced intern. Olivia and Callan might not have the same future goals in mind, but love can't be stopped.

Olivia is an ambitious woman. She has her entire life planned out, including when she will meet her dream man and have children. She doesn't have time for any deviations, especially not deviations in the form of Callan Carmichael, her brother's best friend.

Olivia such an enjoyable heroine to read about! She was a very straightforward, goal-oriented woman, which I thought was refreshing. Her goals were always in the forefront of her mind. I related to her in so many ways.

Callan Carmichael is the last eligible bachelor from his group of friends and he plans to keep it that way. He's a bit of a workaholic, always looking for his next business venture. Olivia Roth is a breath of fresh air he didn't know he needed. Because of her, he starts looking at his life in a different perspective.

Who loves Callan? This girl does! He's just such a perfect man. He's successful, romantic, and completely transparent. To me, it was very easy to tell how much he loved Olivia. You don't see this in a lot of romance books!

I loved, LOVED this book. It's sad seeing the last billionaire get tied down because that means no more billionaires left to read about. I have a feeling we'll see more of these characters, and I really hope we do! Katy Evans rocks!



Katy Evans is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her debut REAL shot to the top of the bestselling lists in 2013 and since then 9 of her titles have been New York Times bestsellers. Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages across the world.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Cover Reveal: Ego Maniac by Vi Keeland

The night I met Drew Jagger, he’d just broken into my new Park Avenue office.
I dialed 9-1-1 before proceeding to attack him with my fancy new Krav Maga skills.
He quickly restrained me, then chuckled, finding my attempted assault amusing.
Of course, my intruder had to be arrogant.
Only, turned out, he wasn’t an intruder at all.
Drew was the rightful occupant of my new office.  He’d been on vacation while his posh space was renovated.
Which was how a scammer got away with leasing me office space that wasn’t really available for rent.
I was swindled out of ten grand.
The next day, after hours at the police station, Drew took pity on me and made me an offer I couldn’t refuse.  In exchange for answering his phones while his secretary was out, he’d let me stay until I found a new place.
I probably should have acted grateful and kept my mouth shut when I overheard the advice he was spewing to his clients.  But I couldn’t help giving him a piece of my mind.
I never expected my body to react every time we argued.  Especially when that was all we seemed to be able to do.
The two of us were complete opposites. Drew was a bitter, angry, gorgeous-as-all-hell, destroyer of relationships.  And my job was to help people save their marriages.
The only thing the two of us had in common was the space we were sharing.

And an attraction that was getting harder to deny by the day.  


Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. With more than a million books sold, her titles have appeared in over fifty Bestseller lists and are currently translated in ten languages. She lives in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Cover Reveals: Next to Never & The Next Flame by Penelope Douglas

RELEASE DAY: JANUARY 17, 2017
Under the close watch of the men in her family, Quinn Caruthers has found it nearly impossible to spread her wings—or even date—without her three older brothers, Jared, Madoc, and Jaxon, jumping in to hover. And when a family friend—several years older—from her childhood still holds her heart, she knows they’re going to be a problem. Lucas Morrow is a man, and knowing her brothers, he may as well be forbidden.

But years ago, Lucas left town and shows no signs of returning. Quinn knows she shouldn’t wait for him anymore. 

Until a package turns up on her doorstep with no return address and its contents reveal family secrets that threaten to turn her world upside down. She’s never asked about the path of her parents’ romantic history, but she soon learns their happy marriage had a very rocky and passionate start. 

As she starts to see things around her with new eyes, Quinn will have to make tough choices about whether she’ll keep waiting…or finally go after what she really wants.

RELEASE DAY: MAY 2, 2017

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Blog Tour: Mr. President by Katy Evans


He's won the hearts of millions. But is he willing to lose his?

I met the president’s son when we were both young. Matthew Hamilton was handsome, polished, and intelligent. I’d never met a guy like him.

He promised me that he’d never run for president. I promised that if he did, I’d be by his side.

Three terms later, an invitation to join Matthew Hamilton’s campaign is the most exhilarating opportunity I’ve ever experienced. I'm determined to make a difference; he is determined to win.

Focused on his goal, Matt is steadfast, ruthless, and disarming. All eyes are on him and his popularity is surging. But soon, the next possible president of the United States is possessing me in more ways than one—and despite the risks, I'm helpless to resist.

We're stealing touches, stealing moments, and stealing away at night. But our chemical connection is quickly becoming dangerously combustive, putting not only my heart, but Matt's chance at the presidency on the line.


Winning will take everything. Walking away will be the hardest thing of all.
Katy Evans definitely added a sexy element to politics. I never thought I would put sexy and politics in the same sentence, but Katy Evans made me do it! 

This book is all about the sexual tension. Imagine crushing on a man for years. Imagine working for this man that oozes sex appeal. Imagine seeing this man every day, feeling his eyes on you constantly. Charlotte Wells is living through that. Her childhood crush, Matt Hamilton, is running for President and he wants her working by his side. If I was in Charlotte's position, I don't think I would be able to survive the tension! I live for these books. 

Charlotte was an intelligent woman with one weakness: Matt Hamilton. It also happened to be that Charlotte is Matt's weakness. How hot is that? Very. Katy Evans shows us exactly how hot it is. 

Katy Evans has done it again. Mr. President is smart, well-written, and impossible to put down! Matt Hamilton definitely has my vote! 




Katy Evans is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her debut REAL shot to the top of the bestselling lists in 2013 and since then 9 of her titles have been New York Times bestsellers. Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages across the world.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Blog Tour: The Earl by Katharine Ashe


Lady Constance Read is independent, beautiful, and in need of a husband—now. The last man on earth she wants is the rogue who broke her heart six years ago, never mind that his kisses are scorching hot…

Evan Saint-AndrĂ© Sterling is rich, scarred, and finished with women—forever. He’s not about to lose his head over the bewitching beauty who once turned his life upside down.
But Constance needs a warrior, and Saint is the perfect man for the job. Only as a married woman can she penetrate Scotland’s most notorious secret society and bring a diabolical duke to justice. When Constance and Saint become allies—and passionate lovers—he’ll risk everything to protect the only woman he has ever loved.



Zenobia was at her writing desk, quill between fingers more accustomed to pen than sewing needle,    spectacles perched on the bridge of her nose, and head bent to her latest pamphlet when, in an ominous  voice, Franklin announced, “The Earl of Egremoor.”

Twitching a blank sheet over her work, she arose.

There in her parlor doorway he stood, dwarfing her footman. Color from the brisk day without dusted his cheekbones, but otherwise he was exactly as he had been in Edinburgh months earlier: elegant, understated, and utterly perfect. From his cravat carved of Italian marble to his boots that shone like the blade of a sword, there was no hue that jarred or angle that displeased. Motionless and severe and entirely focused on her, he was a strong, magnificent creature of impeccable noble blood surveying her like a hawk hunting from far above and judging her paltry prey.

An unnerving silence stretched across the room. That he did not speak at once buoyed her courage; he must be at least as unhappy as she with this meeting.

“You needn’t have come,” she finally said. “I would have been content with a letter from your secretary.”

It could not be a smile causing the slight shadow about his mouth. This man did not smile. He bowed gorgeously, however, without excess or flourish but with glorious control. The hat and riding crop still in his grasp were props to reveal the sinews and long fingers of his hands, and they made it clear that he did not intend a lengthy call.

“Good day, my lady.” His voice was as smooth and deep as it had been in Scotland in the spring when he had barely spoken to her despite their attendance at the same wedding. “I trust you are well?”

“Oh, please,” she said crisply. “You don’t care if I am well or not. And I don’t care for empty social conventions, so let us dispense with small talk. I have heard about your father’s death and I am very sorry. You have my sincere sympathy.”

“Do I?” He moved into the parlor and she had the most disturbing impulse to seize a fireplace poker and brandish it. But he halted in the middle of the room.

“Yes, you do,” she said. “So now you may go.”

Something sharp flashed in his eyes and she felt it in her stomach like a little shock.

“I have only just arrived,” he said.

“And that is really about all of this call I can bear,” she said. “Good day, my lord.”

“Emily.”

He said it unremarkably. But the sound of her name upon his tongue did something horrible to her insides: it twisted them into a knot of very old and unwanted pain.

“I go by Zenobia,” she said before he could continue. “For several months now.”

“I see.” He advanced another step.

“Halt.” She thrust out her palm. His eyes were the most beautiful shade of blue, so dark, and so familiar. At one time she had thought that the warmest smile in the world rested in those eyes. “I have offered my sympathies and said good-day, and truly I meant both.” She was not, after all, a woman to fall to pieces over a pair of dark eyes. “Please go.”

“I cannot yet.” His jaw was just as Clarice and Shauna rhapsodized: taut and handsome and at this moment engaged in an intriguing little dance of muscular tension. “I must say something first.”

She frowned and tried not to stare at the flexing muscle. “Say it, and then leave.”

His shoulders seemed to set even more firmly in place. “My lady,” he said in quite a fearsome voice, “will you do me the honor of becoming my bride?”

For all of his experience in cowing people he wished to cow, Colin had never actually seen the color drain from a person’s face as swiftly and entirely as it now did from Emily’s. If he needed confirmation that she had dreaded this moment, here it was in the parchment white of her cheeks and brow. Even her lips paled—admirable lips, pink and shapely and formed to suggest laughter rather than the astonishment that parted them now. Her eyes widened too, brilliant emerald behind lenses of gold-rimmed spectacles. Her chin was a pixie’s, not soft and rounded but slightly sharp, and her features fine. Her hair had not changed in twenty years, except that now the pale wisps were confined in a simple queue rather than tangled with pine needles and mismatched ribbons. Dressed soberly in muted blue, she was the portrait of a reclusive maiden and clearly astonished, and he had never so powerfully wanted an interview to end quickly.

“You have got to be jesting,” she said into the thick silence.

“I do not jest.”

“Well then, you have gone mad.”

“On the contrary.”

“Oh.” A delicate V darted the bridge of her nose above the gold wire. “You are required to offer for me, aren’t you? By the terms of your father’s will.”

She was intelligent and perceptive, and forthright in a manner that would embarrass most other women. She hadn’t a care for what others thought of her. She never had.

“I am,” he said because he had always been honest with her. Except once.

“You needn’t have come here. You might have written to my father at Willows Hall.”

“The will specified the manner in which I was to make the offer.”

“Did it? How loathsome of your father.”

“I am—”

He found the unprecedented need to clear his throat. “I am also required to await your response.”

“This could not be more idiotic, could it? No, I won’t marry you. Now you can leave.” She turned to her desk, then looked over her shoulder, her lashes spread wide. “You are not actually required to marry me in order to inherit Maryport Court, are you? That could not possibly be legal. The estate is entailed.”

He actually felt his spine stiffen, the vertebrae aligning in a perfect column.

“Why?” He should leave. Immediately. Before he said something he would regret. “If I were, would your answer differ?”

“Of course not.” She paused and alarm sparked in the candid emeralds. “Is it the case?”

“No.” But the requirement that he marry her in order to maintain control of extensive unentailed properties in the West Country, as well as his mother’s jewels, was. “You are correct. The estate is bound to the title.”

“That must be a relief for you,” she said, turning her back to him again and sitting before a small writing table. “I would not have wished you to be separated from all you hold dear.” She reached for a pen. “I imagine the stipulation, even as it is, could not be held up to law. You might have contested it.”

“I chose not to.” To protect the privacy of their parents’ agreement. To protect his privacy. And hers.

“Well, now your devotion to duty is satisfied.” She dipped the pen in ink. “Good day.”

A hard, hot discomfort settled between his ribs. He was unaccustomed to being dismissed. And, for all that he had not looked forward to this meeting, he had not wanted it to go quite like this.

“Good-bye, Emily,” he said to her straight shoulders and glossy hair.

She did not reply or even lift her head. He turned to the door and for the last time walked away from the girl who had once been his best—his only—friend.



Katharine Ashe is the award-winning author of historical romances that reviewers call “intensely lush” and “sensationally intelligent,” including How to Be a Proper Lady, an Amazon Editors’ Choice for the 10 Best Books of the Year in Romance, and My Lady, My Lord and How to Marry a Highlander, 2015 and 2014 finalists for the prestigious RITA® Award of the Romance Writers of America. Her books are recommended by Publishers Weekly, Women’s World Magazine, Booklist, Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, Barnes & Noble, and many others, and translated into languages across the world.

Katharine lives in the wonderfully warm Southeast with her beloved husband, son, dog, and a garden she likes to call romantic rather than unkempt. A professor of European History, she writes fiction because she thinks modern readers deserve grand adventures and breathtaking sensuality too. For more about Katharine’s books, please visit www.KatharineAshe.com or write to her at PO Box 51702, Durham, NC 27717.