Guess who’s getting married on March 29th, 2016!!!!!
Being engaged to Alex Waters, team captain and the highest paid NHL player in the league, is awesome. How could it not be?
In addition to being an amazing hockey player, he’s an incurable romantic with an XL heart, and an XXL hockey stick in his pants. And he knows how to use it. Incredibly, orgasmically well. Alex is the whole package and more. Literally. Like his package is insane. Total world record holder material.
So it makes complete sense that Violet Hall can’t wait to nail him down to the matrimonial mattress and become Mrs. Violet Waters.
It’s so romantic.
Violet is totally stoked to set a date.
Eventually. At some point. Likely before the next millennium. Or when Violet stops getting hives every time someone brings up the wedding, and their mothers stop colluding on stadium sized venues. Whichever comes first.
iBooks EXCLUSIVE ebook Preorder:
Pre-order the paperback:

RoomHate by Penelope Ward

All I can say is wow! What a Book! It was a page turner to the very last page. It’s not my typical Romance novel with the steamy sex scenes but this book has other things going for it. You can relate with the characters on a personal level; they are real people with regular jobs not rich and famous billionaires or athletes. It feel’s like you could be reading a story about your best friend, or your cousin. I don’t read many books where as soon as I’ve finished I want to read the story again but this book is one of those books. I look forward to reading it again and again.   

RoomHate is about 2 child hood friends who drifted apart from each other when they were fifteen and sixteen years old and they end up inheriting a house from Amelia’s grandmother. Amelia had left Providence suddenly when she was 15 to live with her dad and never looked back. She left behind her best friend Justin, whom she loved but never told. Amelia, a middle school teacher, planned on spending the summer at this island house and hoped Justin wouldn’t show up at all. After 2 weeks, just when she didn’t think Justin would show, he showed up, but he wasn’t alone. He was still angry at her for leaving all those years ago. Throughout the summer, Amelia’s feelings for Justin started to resurface but he had a girlfriend so she refused to tell him. 

The book was full of sexual frustration between Justin and Amelia. They end up admitting to each other that they each were in love with each other and start to realize those feelings are still there. This brings us to the end of the first summer together and Justin leaves to go back to New York with his girlfriend, Jade. Amelia, who found out she was 3 months pregnant heads back to Providence to her teaching job. Fast forward 8 months and Amelia moves back to the house on the island in May after giving birth to her baby girl, Bea, that March. She assumes she and Bea will have the house all to themselves for at least a month before Justin show’s back up for the summer. They spend another great summer together and the attraction is stronger than ever. Just when they finally start to feel like a family and let their feelings for each other bring them together, Justin gets the opportunity of a life time to be the opening act on a 5 month long rock tour. Can their feelings for each other survive the 5 months? When Justin gets back will they finally be the family Amelia so desperately wants? Read the standalone novel RoomHate by Penelope Ward and find out for yourself. 

Links for purchasing this book

Author synopsis from 

From New York Times Bestselling Author, Penelope Ward, comes a new standalone novel. 

Sharing a summer house with a hot-as-hell roommate should be a dream come true, right? 

Not when it’s Justin…the only person I’d ever loved…who now hates me. 

When my grandmother died and left me half of the house on Aquidneck Island, there was a catch: the other half would go to the boy she helped raise. 

The same boy who turned into the teenager whose heart I broke years ago. 

The same teenager who’s now a man with a hard body and a hardass personality to match. 

I hadn’t seen him in years, and now we’re living together because neither one of us is willing to give up the house. 

The worst part? He didn’t come alone. 

I’d soon realize there’s a thin line between love and hate. I could see through that smug smile. Beneath it all…the boy is still there. So is our connection. 

The problem is…now that I can’t have Justin, I’ve never wanted him more. 

Author’s note – RoomHate is a full-length standalone novel. Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18. 

Always, My Valentine by Mary Lynn Cooper

I was asked by Mary Lynn Cooper to read and review her latest book Always, My Valentine. It is a romance novel, told in the third person, about Trisha and her quest to get Matt, the man she has loved since she was a little girl, out of her life after she runs into him after several years. The novel is a PG-13 romance novel with no erotica in it. This was the first novel I’ve read in the third person and not the point of view of the main character so it was a different read for me, add to that there was no sex it’s very different to the types of novels I’ve been reading but I enjoyed reading this book. It was hard to put down and contained the right about of suspense to keep you wanting to read the next chapter. It had it’s fair share of heart ache for both Trisha and Matt. There were many times I found myself wanting to yell at Trisha to knock some sense into her. She could have avoided so much heart ache and gotten the guy sooner if she didn’t push him away so much and would let him explain. With the story written in the third person you can see the reason Matt says things to the paparazzi like “She’s not my latest squeeze,” and “She’s nobody.” is to protect her from the spot light because he cares for her. 

Although I did enjoy the book and would recommend it to anyone who was looking for a sappy romance novel to read, I disliked the ending. Yes there was a happily ever after where the couple ends up together but that’s it. It needs an epilogue where we are transported into the future. I look forward to reading another book by Mary Lynn Cooper. Below is Mary Lynn’s synopsis of the book and links to buy your copy of Always, My Valentine.

Damn you, Matthew Philippe Warwick!
For as long as Trisha Valentine James can remember, Matthew has been obnoxious, rude, condescending…with the most beautiful green eyes she has ever seen. She tries to forget their painful past, along with the longing she holds deep in her heart for the smart, wealthy and funny bachelor. But it’s not so easy to forget one of London’s most eligible bachelors, not when he dances the waltz with you under the evening sky. 
And just when she thinks she has it all figured out, Matthew walks back into her life. What’s a girl to do? Despite having a beautiful face, a stellar career and a hefty trust fund at her disposal, Trisha can’t seem to grasp the love of the man she’s wanted all her life. 
And if seeing him again wasn’t enough to throw Trisha off, he pulls her out of the comforts of her work, her adorable friends, Luis and Darcey, and thrusts her into the limelight, into a world where gossip bloggers and the paparazzi can’t get enough of London’s elite. With a champagne flute in one hand and the arm of a dashing date in another, can Trisha handle the heat? 
And when Matthew brings along his two equally gorgeous brothers, Leo and Marcus Warwick, into the mix, Trisha just might be writing checks her heart can’t cash.  
Join Trisha as she figures out how to forget Matthew and allow her heart to heal, land the promotion she’s been eyeing and escape the glare of the tabloids. Dine with her at the most opulent places in London, mingle with her friends at parties fit for the crème de la crème, and fall in love with a former flame that even time can’t seem to extinguish. 
With an amazing ex-boyfriend trying to find his way back into her life, and from a sexy yet vicious Spanish heiress to a pretty but flirty Danish princess clinging to the arms of the one man she truly loves, will Trisha watch her stock plummet? Or will her story end with both a business and marriage proposal? 
Find out in Always, My Valentine.

Songs of Submission by CD Reiss

There are 9 books in this series and each ending leaves you in suspense for the next book. I was fortunate enough to read this series after the entire series was published and I’m glad for that. I’m not sure how I would have managed to wait between books to find out what happens next.  This series has BDSM aspects to it like Fifty Shades of Grey but this was better. It was a love story between Monica, who is a singer looking to make it big and waitresses at a hotel bar to earn money to pursue her dream of singing, and Jonathan who is a fifth generation billionaire who owns hotels. They met when Monica accidentally spilled his drink all over him and was fired on the spot. After she’s fired by her supervisor she’s asked to go see Jonathan to discuss severance pay. It’s immediate attraction for both of them but Monica isn’t looking for a relationship right now, she wants to focus on her career. Jonathan isn’t looking for a relationship either; he’s still in love with his ex-wife who left him for another man and is trying to get her back. The attraction is so strong between the two of them they can’t resist each other for long and end up having sex together. They end up falling in love with each other but not without heartache.
This series has all the components of a great romance novel; detailed sex scenes, emotional roller-coaster moments, main characters who you can’t help but fall in love with and an incredible love story. CD Reiss has become one of my new favorite authors. From what I’ve read of her books she likes to write about rough sex with a dominant character. I’ve only read 2 series by this author so I can’t comment on the dominant character being male or female. She has other books with Jonathan’s sisters as the main character and it would be neat to see a book about one of his sisters as the dominant character I haven’t seen that done before but I’m sure it’s out there. It was a great series and a definite recommended read for those who like to read romance novels. I can’t wait to read more from her.