Book Review


Title: Player

Author: Sean Ashcroft

Release Date: May 5, 2018



“I want you to be my boyfriend. For like three weeks.”

Tennis player Isaac Hudson isn’t gay, but when a photograph of him kissing another man makes its way to social media, he doesn’t have the heart to correct the speculation and disappoint all the people it means so much to. Still recovering from a shoulder injury, he decides to play the part and enlists the help of his childhood best friend to be his temporary boyfriend.

Julian has been in love with Isaac since they were kids. Knowing his friend was off-limits helped him keep his feelings hidden, but now that he’s supposed to pretend to date him…

Well, things are getting a little tricky in the feelings department. 

After a few surprisingly intimate dates, it becomes obvious that Isaac is less interested in faking it and more interested in trying it.

Throw in a few steamy moments, and soon enough, Isaac finds himself falling into bed with his best friend.

But can Isaac figure out his feelings in time to see what’s right in front of him? Or will his player past come back to haunt him and take away his best chance at happiness?

Player is a stand-alone gay romance with a HEA and no cliffhangers. It does, however, contain: boys kissing, more than one tennis-related injury, the sexy application of various ointments, a Lego car, explicit sex scenes, a heart-shaped tennis trophy, and true love conquering all.



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60AFC217-1BAD-41DC-B161-46555D38DDF7Julian and Isaac are perfect together!

Love this story about two childhood best friends who wind up back in each other’s lives after Julian sees a pic all over his Twitter feed of his “straight” friend kissing a guy at a bar.

Although they were the best of friends growing up, somewhere along the way they’d lost contact with one another. Isaac has been pursuing a successful tennis career, so anyone could agree that the amount of practice, dedication, and travel would take up a considerable amount of his everyday life.

Julian is the sweetest guy who has secretly pined for Isaac most of his life. I couldn’t help but think how frustrating and kinda sad that must be knowing those feelings will never be reciprocated.

But c’mon, this is a Sean Ashcroft novel! There’s always a happily ever after!

What I do love about all of Sean’s books is that his characters jump right in—head and heart first—whether or not they think it’s the smartest thing to do. There’s plenty of inner conflict with all the feels, which make his guys somewhat vulnerable and extremely lovable.

This book had it all—sexy, sweet characters, an easy storyline, and just the right amount of angst. It was well-written and editing top notch. Easily a five star read for me! 🎾🎾🎾🎾🎾

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Shelly Alexander’s first published novel was a 2014 Golden Heart® finalist. She is an Amazon #1 bestselling author in numerous categories, including contemporary romance, contemporary women’s fiction, and romantic comedy. Shelly grew up traveling the world, earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing, and worked in business for twenty-five years. With four older brothers and three sons of her own, she decided to escape her male-dominated world by reading romance novels…and has been hooked ever since. Now, Shelly spends her days writing novels that are sometimes sweet, sometimes sizzling, and always sassy. She lives in the beautiful Southwest with her husband and toy poodle named Mozart. Visit her at

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Hallie Clarke is going back to Michigan, with her newfound optimism for life in place. Sort of. 
Feeling refreshed from her time away, Hallie is ready to get down to business and face her nightmare again. With music in her ear, and her best friend by her side, she finally feels like she can put the past behind her.
If only she could put her ex behind her, too.
Nate Harris has changed. He’s moody, sullen and actually a bit of a you-know-what. No matter how hard he works out, how many girls he beds, he just can’t get the girl who got away out of his damn head. His guilt about what happened eats at him, and there isn’t much left for him to pick up.
With Hallie back in his life, whether he wants her there or not, how is he supposed to move on?
Both are still living the trauma of Freshman Year, both still filled with unfinished business and unanswered questions. But with a group of friends destined to put them together, a stalker kind-of ex and the usual college chaos, will Hallie and Nate be able to find each other again? 
Will they be able to rekindle what they almost had?
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AJ Love has been writing since she was a little girl, never leaving the house without a notebook. As a corporate stooge and single mother, she spends all of her free time reading, writing and drinking too much coffee (wine). AJ has a strong passion for the literary world and before writing her book, spent all of her time reviewing others. She also enjoys talking with all that read her book(s), her philosophy being that readers and authors are all part of the same world – a world where they are all enthusiastic about words.
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Emily Rose


Genre: New Adult Romance

Release Date: May 8th, 2018

Hosted By: Chance Promotions






​For Miles Conrad, moving to Hampton, Georgia was a way to escape the
darkness of his past.

Working as a bartender, he has family and the simple life he never had

But sometimes, the past doesn’t want to stay where it belongs, especially
when it comes to Reanna “Ray” Adams. She’s the girl he could never have.
The girl he could only dream of having, yet the same girl who could get
under his skin like nothing else.

And it seems that no matter how far he can run from everything that is Ray,
it’ll never be far enough.

But things aren’t the same.

He has changed.

In a lot of ways.


All it takes is one moment.

One twisted second…

To shatter everything.



Emily Rose is a self-published author. She wrote her novel, The Beautiful
Sinner, in 2011. It later became an Amazon bestseller, reaching #3 on the
top 100 list. She lives in the small town of Mountain View, Arkansas with
her son and boyfriend, Chris. When she’s not writing, she enjoys watching
Netflix, spending time with her family and friends, reading, and going out
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Title: Keeping 6
Series: Rock Point Series #1
Author: Freya Barker
Genre: Romantic Suspense

Release Date: May 2, 2018

Bookstore owner Kerry Emerson finally seems to be back in control of her life. Her failure of a marriage firmly in her rearview mirror and her recent business expansion a success, she is in charge of her own future. One that is looking better than ever. 

The sight of the tall man, with the familiar salt and pepper goatee pushing open the door of her store, sets her hair on end. He doesn’t exactly bring good memories. 

FBI Special Agent in Charge, Damian Gomez, is just looking for a decent cup of coffee when he walks into the small store offering books and brew. The pretty, feisty woman behind the counter is an unexpected surprise. Not at all unpleasant, especially since her finger that used to hold a wedding ring is now bare. 

Her wild hair, boho style and silvery grey eyes suddenly hold a lot of promise. But when his office is pulled into an international investigation into the trafficking of rare books and manuscripts, the straight-laced SAC realizes he has to keep his distance from the woman who might well be involved. 

Easier said than done, since fate seems determined to throw them together.

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Keeping 6 (Book One ~ Rock Point Series)

By Freya Barker

Keeping 6 is the first book in Freya Barker’s new Rock Point Series, and boy is it off to a fantastic start!

This story takes us to Durango, Colorado, where Special Agent Damian Gomez is in charge of the field office there and an investigation that will eventually lead him to …

Bookstore owner, Kerry Emerson, who is finally free to live the life she’s always dreamed of only to be caught up in the middle of an international rare manuscripts trafficking ring. 

I absolutely loved Damian Gomez. He is sexy, uber-alpha, swoon-worthy, and protective and really, an all-around awesome guy.

Kerry kinda was a different story for me. I found her character to be … well, not that likable at first. Perhaps some events from her past have made her a bit rough, untrusting, edgy? 

The storyline is classic Freya Barker—full of suspense with plenty of twists and turns. There’s so much attention to detail that every time I pick up one of her books, it feels like I’m reading a painting for my mind’s eye. I love how her characters are more relatable to me by their maturity in age—but make no mistake, they all still got it going on! The supporting cast of characters add so much depth to all her stories and this one is no exception. 

It’s no secret that Freya Barker is one of my all-time favorite authors. This was another brilliant read and I’m certainly looking forward to more of this series. 1A64395B-0B49-4F0E-A70D-352C77F555D01A64395B-0B49-4F0E-A70D-352C77F555D01A64395B-0B49-4F0E-A70D-352C77F555D0


Freya Barker loves writing about ordinary people with extraordinary stories.

Driven to make her books about ‘real’ people; with characters who are perhaps less than perfect, but just as deserving of romance, thrills and chills, and some hot, sizzling sex in their lives.

A recipient of the RomCon “Reader’s Choice” Award for best first book, “Slim To None”, and Finalist for the Kindle Book Award with “From Dust”, Freya has not slowed down.

She continues to add to her rapidly growing collection of published novels as she spins story after story with an endless supply of bruised and dented characters, vying for attention!



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Title: Piper

Author: K.L. Shandwick

Series: A Last Score Spin Off

Genre: Rock Star Romance

Release Date: 30th July, 2018

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I know what they think.

They think I’m too innocent for the life I have chosen.

Maybe they’re right. Maybe I am.

However, sometimes a girl has to follow her instincts even if they may lead to failure. Who knows, the bigger the risk the greater the riches could be.

The facts are, I have a musical gift, a new beginning and an incredible opportunity.

Simon McLennan’s reputation as a taker is a well known fact.

But I have a secret crush. Is the attraction mutual or am I out of my depth with someone like him?

Living in the shadow of a dark and lonely past it’s my time to shine.

My time to take what I want.

Even if it means risking what’s safe for our few stolen moments.

Oh did I mention, Simon is one of my mentors, a rock star idol and my famous adoptive father’s bandmate.



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Meet the Author

Writing came relatively later in life for K.L. Shandwick after a challenge by a friend led to The Everything Trilogy. She loves creating new characters and story lines. Her characters have flaws and she hopes this helps the connection between them and her readers. She enjoys the journeys the characters take her on during the creation of her stories and each character has his or her own voice. She doesn’t use prepared outlines for her stories preferring the characters to take their own direction as the story progresses. These days K.L. lives in the Yorkshire countryside and writes full-time.

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Bestselling Author, J.S. Scott
Comes the final book in the captivating Sinclair Series.
Only A Millionaire 
A Sinclair Novella 
It has been a year since Brooke escaped to the lovely coastal community of Amesport, Maine, where no one knows her real name or what she’s been through. Now she’s finally heading back home to California. That means saying goodbye to Liam Sullivan, her millionaire blond god of a boss who’s fulfilled every one of Brooke’s fantasies. If only in her dreams…
Liam has his fantasies, too—and he’s not letting Brooke go. When he confesses his feelings, it opens the door to an incendiary romance that’s been a long time coming. So has Brooke’s own confession: that the woman Liam is falling for has been living a lie.
But there’s a secret about Brooke that even she doesn’t know. When it’s revealed, it’ll put a whole new spin on her past, her future with Liam, the true meaning of family, and the rewards of following her heart.

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J.S. “Jan” Scott is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author of steamy romance. She’s an avid reader of all types of books and literature. Writing what she loves to read, J.S. Scott writes both contemporary steamy romance stories and paranormal romance.
They almost always feature an Alpha Male and have a happily ever after because she just can’t seem to write them any other way!
She lives in the beautiful Rocky Mountains with her husband and two very spoiled German Shepherds.
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