~☆Review☆~ Prince Roman by CD Reiss

From New York Times bestselling author CD Reiss, comes the sexy and passionate title…PRINCE ROMAN, a new novella brought to you by 1001 Dark Nights! Grab your copy of this amazing novella today!

 

About PRINCE ROMAN:

Rules for my new job:
1) Do not have sex with a man in the office (again).
2) Do not break Rule #1

I’m playing it cool, clean, and professional…until I meet Roman Bianchi. He’s not an insecure nerd or an ego-hole like the other kings of Silicon Valley. He’s charming and handsome. He’s fun, funny, and smart.

He’s also in the office across the hall.

Two broken rules waiting to happen.
I can’t lose this job over some guy.
But Roman’s not just some guy. Under that suit and cocky smile, he’s a prince.

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If you’ve read my 1,001 Dark Nights reviews, you know that I usually rave about them. Well…I can’t really do that this time. I enjoyed Prince Roman, don’t get me wrong, but for a novella it took me a long time to read. The thing is, I can’t really put my finger on why. It’s not a bad story, the characters are well written and they have the conflict and spark I usually look for, and the steamy scenes were nice and steamy, but for some reason I didn’t connect with this book. I wanted to, because I love the 1,001 Dark Nights novellas. I don’t have anything negative to say about Prince Roman other than I can’t rave about it like I normally would…

 

 

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As a lover, I hadn’t had a future with Taylor, but I’d been attracted to him. Suits, cleanliness, and attention to detail got me off. Ego-holeness didn’t.

The only reason I’d ever had a date in Silicon Valley was the pure odds that something had to make sense with someone. After all, I was a highly desired specimen, so rare in the wild that I attracted attention wherever I went. Numbers had been crunched. Articles had been written. The odds of my existence were infinitesimal. In this particular corner of California, I was a unicorn.

Meaning, I was a single female of child-bearing age.

I had my pick.

The guy with the mutton chops he thought were neat-o, or the dude in the Van Halen T-shirt that had the porousness and smell of Swiss cheese. The guy who couldn’t stop talking about World of Warcraft or the one who mentioned he went to grad school “in Cambridge” four times in four minutes. The experts on beer, custom-tuned guitars, gastropubbing, and social awkwardness. I’d dated boys in men’s bodies, humorless geniuses, closet Nazis, and unapologetic sexists who could rattle off the most convenient stats, studies, biological “facts,” and “cultural norms” that proved a woman’s place was in human resources doing anything but hiring other women.

Taylor had been a pretty good deal, everything considered. He at least showed me enough coding and IT to make me valuable in system implementation.

“But never again,” I said to Masy on the walk from the parking lot on the first day. The weather was standard-issue California perfect but seemed just a touch more perfect on the way into my new job. It was going to stay that way. “No more intra-office fucking.”

“Trust me,” she said, popping her lips off the green straw sticking out of her frothy coffee, “you’re safe from dating anyone at Neuronet. It’s like a cross-section of the worst of them.” My best friend, roommate, and fellow single-female unicorn worked in the marketing department. She’d mentioned the VP opening in HR systems when it opened up. Neuronet was as excited to meet me as I was eager to work with them.

 

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About CD Reiss:

C.D. Reiss is a USA Today bestseller. She still has to chop wood and carry water, which was buried in the fine print. Her lawyer is working it out with God but in the meantime, if you call and she doesn’t pick up, she’s at the well, hauling buckets.

Born in New York City, she moved to Hollywood, California to get her master’s degree in screenwriting from USC. In case you want to know, that went nowhere, but it did give her a big enough ego to write novels.

Critics have dubbed the books “poetic,” “literary,” and “hauntingly atmospheric,” which is flattering enough for her to put it in a bio, but embarrassing enough for her not to tell her husband, or he might think she’s some sort of braggart who’s too good to chop a cord of wood.

If you meet her in person, you should call her Christine.

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~☆Review & Excerpt☆~ Ride Wild by Laura Kaye

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Laura Kaye brings you the third novel in her Raven Riders Series, RIDE WILD.

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About Ride Wild (Raven Riders #3)

Brotherhood. Club. Family.
They live and ride by their own rules.
These are the Raven Riders…
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Review: Best Day Ever

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Bestselling women’s fiction author, founder of UnityRibbons.com, and Laguna Beach resident, Kaira Rouda, has spent the last decade writing novels that explore what’s behind the closed doors of seemingly perfect lives. This Fall, Rouda has released one of the most anticipated books of the year with BEST DAY EVER (Harlequin/Graydon House; September 19, 2017; Hardcover; $26.99; ISBN: 978- 1525811401), a brilliant and chilling page-turner based in Ohio that focuses on 24 hours in the lives of a married couple Paul and Mia Strom.

In BEST DAY EVER, Paul Strom has the perfect life: a glittering career as an advertising executive, a beautiful wife, two healthy boys and a big house in a wealthy suburb. And he’s the perfect husband: breadwinner, protector, provider. That’s why he’s planned a romantic weekend for his wife, Mia, at their lake house, just the two of them. And he’s promised today will be the best day ever.

But as Paul and Mia drive out of the city and toward bucolic Lakeside, OH, a spark of tension begins to burn between them and doubts start to arise. How perfect is their marriage, or any marriage, really? How much do they trust each other? Is Paul the person he seems to be? And what are his real plans for their weekend at the cottage?

The novel has been praised by PopSugar, Good Housekeeping, Publishers Weekly, HELLO and more. Forcing us to ask ourselves just how well we know those who are closest to us, BEST DAY EVER crackles with dark energy, spinning ever tighter toward its shocking conclusion. In the bestselling, page-turning vein of The Couple Next Door and The Dinner, Rouda weaves a gripping, tautly suspenseful tale of deception and betrayal dark enough to destroy a marriage … or a life.

REVIEW

Every once in a while a book reaches out and grabs you.  It is all you can do to put it down and walk away.  Even as you read, chapters turn rapidly and the words fly by.  Best Day Ever, by Kaira Rouda is such a book.  From the very beginning you know this is going to be a good story and you just have to keep reading.  To say more would ruin the magic of reading this one unencumbered by additional information.  Suffice it to say, this is a domestic thriller for the ages and you will spend the Best Day Ever reading it.

~☆Review☆~ Dead Ends: Stories from the Gothic South (Anthology)

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The American South is rife with stories of a haunted past—especially its houses. In this eclectic and impressive collection, thirteen novelists were asked to build their tales around the photo of a dilapidated mansion. They were given two requirements—the house must appear in the story, and it should be a Southern Gothic tale. And they delivered.

From childish demons to a mad novelist, from the Mississippi delta to the Appalachians, this collection from emerging voices and New York Times bestselling authors explores what happens when secrets that lie beneath the dust are disturbed—and our worst nightmares begin. 

Darkness lurks behind every corner, especially dead ends.

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I adore single point inspiration stories.  You know, those ones that all start from the same image, or thought, or trigger?  Dead Ends, edited by JT Ellison, is just such a collection.  I read the first and immediately realized that this is a collection to be savored.  Trotted out for those occasions when you need good story, often accompanied by good wine, to take you away.  This collection is that and more.  I will be savoring these stories in special moments.

Contributors Include: Jeff Abbott | David Bell | Laura Benedict | Patti Callahan Henry | Dana Chamblee Carpenter | Paige Crutcher | Helen Ellis | J.T. Ellison | Ariel Lawhon | Lisa Morton | Bryon Quertermous | Amanda Stevens | Dave White

~☆Review & Excerpt☆~ Stud Finder by Lauren Blakely

From #1 NYT Bestselling author Lauren Blakely, comes the sexy and hilarious title.
STUD FINDER, a new novella brought to you by
1001 Dark Nights!

As a broker of happily ever afters, Evie Milligan’s job is to serve as a “stud finder,” pairing wildly successful women with men who won’t fleece them and will adore them. Her next assignment ought to be an easy one — the man she’s seeking a match for is fun, smart, rich and in demand. The trouble is, Evie is falling hard for her client. What happens when the matchmaker meets her match?

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