Sunday, November 22, 2020

Cover Reveal: Best Friends Don't Kiss by Max Monroe


Best friends don’t kiss…
But maybe it doesn’t count if it’s pretend?

Best Friends Don’t Kiss, an all new best friends to lovers rom com from New York Times bestselling author Max Monroe coming November 28th and we have the flirty cover!

Goal: Find a boyfriend, get married, buy a house in the suburbs with a white picket fence, and pop out 2.5 kids.

Deadline: Sixty days.

That’s possible, right?

HAHAHA. *Faints*

I’m kidding. Well, kind of. I mean, I’m not going to attempt a shotgun wedding or try to get knocked up by some guy I met on the internet, but there is no doubt that, this year, home for the holidaystakes on a whole new, terrifying meaning.

I have to travel from New York City—my home and safe haven for the last fifteen years—to my tiny hometown in Vermont for Christmas, my baby sister’s wedding, and my high school reunion.

Talk about a trifecta of single-doom.

Throw in Callie Camden—aka my high school class’s version of Regina George—and it’s a recipe for certified disaster.

Especially since my mouth ran away from me when she asked me if I’d be bringing someone to our reunion, and I told her to put me down for two.
Gah. Now I can’t go alone.

But the online dating world is a cesspool of bad manners, speedy hookups, and outright weirdos.

Handsome, single, successful—that’s what I’m looking for.
And it just so happens that my best friend Luke London fits all of the criteria.

The only problem is best friends don’t kiss…

But maybe it doesn’t count if it’s pretend?

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A duo of romance authors team up under the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling pseudonym Max Monroe to bring you sexy, laugh-out-loud reads.

Max Monroe is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of more than ten contemporary romance titles. Favorite writing partners and long time friends, Max and Monroe strive to live and write all the fun, sexy swoon so often missing from their Facebook newsfeed. Sarcastic by nature, their two writing souls feel like they’ve found their other half. This is their most favorite adventure thus far.

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Thursday, November 19, 2020

Blog Tour: Dream Bites by Kristen Ashley and Suzanne M. Johnson + Excerpt & Review!


See what’s cooking!
Dream Bites Cookbook, a charitable cookbook filled With recipes shared through all your favorite characters from New York Times bestselling author Kristen Ashley and USA Today bestselling author Suzanne M. Johnson is available now!

You’re invited to Denver and into the kitchens of Hawk Delgado’s commandos: Daniel “Mag” Magnusson, Boone Sadler, Axl Pantera and Augustus “Auggie” Hero as they share with you some of the goodness they whip up for their women.

Not only will you get to spend time with the commandos, the Dream Team makes an appearance with their men, and there are a number of special guest stars. It doesn’t end there, you’ll also find some bonus recipes from a surprise source who doesn’t like to be left out.

So strap in for a trip to Denver, a few short stories, some reminiscing and a lot of great food.

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“Whoa,” she said. “You’re pulling out the big guns.”

“It’s for charity.”

She was staring at him again, unblinking this time.

And she did it so long, he had no choice but to ask, “What?”

“I really love you, Daniel Magnusson.”

When he heard that, no hesitation, he made a move, doing this toward her.

But her hand flew up his way and she ordered, “Don’t!”

Was she crazy?

Looking at him like that and telling him she loved him, she knew that bought his mouth.

At least.

“Don’t?” he asked, stopping his advance.

She tipped her head to the knots. “Are those fresh out of the oven?”


“And do you intend to kiss me right now?”


Now she planted her hands on her hips.

“Danny, I know you. I see the look on your face. If you kiss me with that look on your face, we’re totally having sex on the kitchen floor.”

She was totally right.

“And this is a problem?”

She repeated the move of tipping her head to the knots. “Those won’t be warm after sex.”

“I’ll make another batch.”

He could see her shift immediately to considering that.

She wanted to have sex with him on the kitchen floor.

Fuck, he loved this woman.

That meant he finished his move, rounding the corner of the island and pulling her to him with his hand wrapped around the back of her neck.

“One knot,” he murmured, eyes on her mouth, “then we’re having kitchen-floor sex.”

“Deal,” she murmured back.


3.75-4 stars


 Aww, this was a cute book. Dream Bites Cookbook is a collaboration by author Kristen Ashley, featuring stories about characters from her Dream Team series and other series, and Suzanne M. Johnson, cookbook writer. I really enjoyed the short stories about some favorite characters and all of the new gang in the Dream Girls series. So far, Book One from new Dream Team series has been released, Dream Maker, which is Evie and Mag's book. In that book, we met a few of the characters who have their own books upcoming in the series. In Dream Bites, I really liked reading stories featuring each of the new couples to come and getting a glimpse into their loves as a preview. I'm excited for the upcoming heroines- an artist, a single mom, and a house flipping chick! Kristen Ashley does insert herself as a character in the stories, which she has done in the past and I found kind of cheesy, but it bothered me less in this case and I didn't mind it. The recipes in the book look really good. I'm definitely going to try some of them out, especially the Buffalo Chicken Rolls. I really liked that these are recipes from the men, who cook for their ladies, as my hubby is the chef in our family too. I did wish there were more pictures of the food, as there are only a few. Otherwise, this was a good book. The book is worth reading, even if you aren't a cook and are just interested in the stories. But the recipes look so good that they might be enough to tempt you to try. Dream Bites makes me excited for the Dream Team series and more to come from Ms. Ashley!

About Kristen

Kristen Ashley is the New York Times bestselling author of over sixty romance novels including the Rock Chick, Colorado Mountain, Dream Man, Chaos, Unfinished Hero, The ’Burg, Magdalene, Fantasyland, The Three, Ghost and Reincarnation, Moonlight and Motor Oil and Honey series along with several standalone novels. She’s a hybrid author, publishing titles both independently and traditionally, her books have been translated in fourteen languages and she’s sold over three million books.
Kristen’s novel, Law Man, won the RT Book Reviews Reviewer’s Choice Award for best Romantic Suspense. Her independently published title Hold On was nominated for RT Book Reviews best Independent Contemporary Romance and her traditionally published title Breathe was nominated for best Contemporary Romance. Kristen’s titles Motorcycle Man, The Will, Ride Steady (which won the Reader’s Choice award from Romance Reviews) and The Hookup all made the final rounds for Goodreads Choice Awards in the Romance category.

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Blog Tour: Little Lies by H. Hunting + Excerpt & Review!


“H. Hunting pens a heartbreaking tale that leaves readers absolutely breathless from beginning to end. One of her best books yet!”
- Stacey Lynn, author

Little Lies, an all-new, angsty and emotional new adult romance from New York Times bestselling author Helena Hunting writing as H. Hunting is out now!

I don’t want you.
You mean nothing to me.
I never loved you.
I turned my words into swords.
And I cut her down.
Shoved the blade in and watched her fall.
I said I’d never hurt her, and I did.
Years later, I’m faced with all the little lies, the untruths, the false realities, the damage I inflicted, when all I wanted was to indulge my obsession.
Lavender Waters is the princess in the tower. Even her name is the thing fairy tales are made of.
I used to be the one who saved her.
Over and over again.
But I don’t want to save her anymore.
I just want to pretend the lies are still the truth.

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The front door swings open, and the never-ending nightmare that is this day smacks me in the face like a long-expired sausage. Kodiak stands in the doorway wearing only a pair of swim shorts, wet hair sticking out all over the place, water dripping on the damn floor. But God, is he ever glorious. Muscle layered over muscle, thick biceps flexing as he holds the doorjamb, a mischievous grin popping the dimple in his left cheek.
My heart seizes and gallops. I miss this version of him: the one that smiles and doesn’t hate me.
He ruins everything a moment later by bellowing, “Who’s fucking in the driveway?”
His gaze moves to Dylan, who looks as horrified as I feel, but as it shifts to me, his smile drops and my stomach tightens.
“You should really go,” I tell Dylan.
“I’ll see you around.” He disappears into his car and barely has the door closed before he’s backing out of the driveway and screeching down the street.
I adjust my backpack on my shoulder and head for the house, steeling my spine and my nerves because Kodiak is still standing in the middle of the doorway, his face a mask of indifference. I try to brush by him, but he stays where he is, making it impossible.
I sigh, exhausted beyond belief. I just want to go upstairs and have a good, cathartic cry. I try to mirror his apathy. “Can you move so I can get into my house?”
His brow furrows as his eyes move over my face. He lifts his hand, like maybe he’s thinking about touching me. There’s no way I can handle that. I jerk back and swat his hand away. “What are you doing?”
“Your lip is bleeding.”
“Don’t act like you actually give a shit, Kodiak.”
“Tell me what happened.” His voice is low and soft, and for whatever reason, that makes me even angrier, so I lash out, wanting to wound him the way he keeps wounding me.
“You, Kodiak. You happened, and you ruined my goddamn life. Now get the hell out of my way.” I elbow past him, almost tripping over several sets of running shoes.
I head straight for my bedroom and lock the door behind me. I slide down the wall until my butt hits the floor and close my eyes, taking deep breaths.
I imagined the concern in his voice.
I imagined the pain that sat heavy behind his eyes.
We see what we want to, not the truth, especially when it hurts.


4-4.25 stars


 This was a really good book! Little Lies is by Helena Hunting, writing as H. Hunting, and getting back to her more angsty, new-adult side. This book is Kodiac's (son of RJ and Lainey from the All -In series book, A Lie for a Lie) and Lavender's (daughter of Violet and Alex from Pucked) story. The two met as kids and grew up together as good friends and neighbors, because their parents were good friends as well. When Lavender was a little girl, she underwent a traumatic experience that triggered some terrible anxiety in the years afterwards. Kody became her best friend and the person she turned to to help cope and calm her down, but it also triggered anxiety in him. But their relationship turned out to be unhealthy for them because they weren't learning healthy ways to cope individually. They were forced apart and didn't keep in touch over the years. Now Lavender is joining her brothers at college as a sophomore, where senior Kody is their friend and neighbor. Things are not good between them. Lavender is confused and hurt by Kody's pushing her away. The two must deal with their past problems, admit their true feelings, and work through their issues together so that they could see that they are meant to be together forever.

Yes, this book was angstier than Helena Hunting's usual books, but it was a welcome change of pace. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I am so glad I gave this book a chance. It was more NA feeling and college themed, but there was no big betrayal or hurtful drama. I really enjoyed the delicious push and pull while Kody and Lavender got their act together. Kody pushed her away for the first part of the book, but I understood why and was able to forgive him. Lavender did not make it too easy on him, but it was obvious that they were soulmates and it was inevitable that they were meant to be together. Both of their anxieties were heartbreaking and relatable. I really loved Lavender's character. She had been through a lot but she truly conquered her fears and came out on top. I really liked Kody and Lavender together and definitely felt the love between them. It was fun seeing the Pucked couples as parents of college age kids and seeing how they dealt with their problems. I also loved meeting the other Pucked kids and can't wait to read their stories in the future.

Overall, this was an angsty, but also sweet and sexy, enjoyable read. Kody and Lavender were a great couple and I was so happy to see them get their happy ever after. Even though they were young, it felt like they were meant to be together forever and were mature enough to handle an adult relationship. I can't wait for more from this version of Ms. Hunting, as well as her Helena side in the future.

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of PUCKED, Helena Hunting lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She writes contemporary romance ranging from new adult angst to romantic sports comedy.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020

New Release: Hard Love by Sara Ney + Review!


Release Date: November 19


Hard head. Bad attitude. Terrible boyfriend. That’s what my exes have said about me—but I wasn’t serious about any of them, so what do I care what rumors they spread? What I need is to be left alone; by the press, by the paparazzi, and by women.


Too bad I’m about to be surrounded by them for the weekend. My obnoxious, matchmaking brother is getting married, and he’s doing his damndest find me a wedding date…



That’s what they say about good men—they’re hard to find. Not that when I find one, I’ll be the type he’s looking for; too nice, too ordinary, too boring.


My cousin is getting married, and her fiancé insists on throwing me at his brother. Cold, uncaring professional football player Tripp Wallace would never look twice at a woman like me. Too bad for both of us, I was wrong…

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3.25 stars

 This was an entertaining read. Hard Love is book three in the Trophy Boyfriends series. In previous books, we met Buzz and his brother, who he always fights with, Tripp. This book is Tripp and Chandler's story. Chandler is Buzz's fiance's cousin and she meets Tripp through their numerous wedding festivities. He is grumpy, antisocial, has a crazy family, and is most happy when he's with his dog. Chandler is a good girl from a wealthy family, but a little lost, and she feels forced into working for her family's business. The two rub each other the wrong way when they meet, but some crazy things happen (vague, I know. Sorry). And as they spend more time together, they find they like each other and bring out the best in each other.

Hard Love was a cute, funny read. I enjoyed this story. I liked Chandler and Tripp together. I just felt like the book felt unfinished. The couple took a little too long to get together and admit they didn't hate each other. Their relationship started off pretty rough and Tripp could be a jerk. But I do think they were in "like" by the end. I did like them together and was hopeful that they would last together and not screw it up. But I wasn't entirely sure since they didn't even say I love you. The ending just felt a little too incomplete for my taste.

Overall, I do think this book is worth reading. They are some funny and entertaining moments. I enjoyed catching back up with the previous couples. I do enjoy this series and look forward to more from Ms. Ney in the future.

Meet Sara Ney

Sara Ney is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the How to Date a Douchebag series, and is best known for her sexy, laugh-out-loud New Adult romances. 

Among her favorite vices, she includes: iced lattes, historical architecture and well-placed sarcasm. She lives colorfully, collects vintage books, art, loves flea markets, and fancies herself British. 

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Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Blog Tour: Reclaim by Aly Martinez + Excerpt & Review!


Reclaim, an all-new intense and heart-wrenching romance from USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez is available now!

Choices. Everyone makes them. From mundane to unimaginable, one choice can change the trajectory of your entire life.

My mother’s choice was to abandon us with our abusive father.
My brother’s choice was to go to prison for killing the boy who assaulted his soulmate.
Camden Cole’s choice was to fall in love with a shattered girl who had absolutely nothing to offer him but heartbreak.

It was one summer beneath the trees, but with Camden, I had a place where I belonged.
A friend who was always waiting for me.
A boy who I caught staring at me more often than not.

He was mine, but when the world closed in and secrets exploded all around us, it was my choice to let him go.

Choices. Everyone makes them.
But mine would ruin us all.

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He wedged his large body beside me in the bed. On his side, he draped one arm across my middle, curling his other under his head. 

I watched him out of the corner of my eye, completely unsure if I was supposed to cuddle into him or what the hell we were doing. 

“This okay?” he asked. “You comfortable?” 

I was a lot of things. Confused. Lost. Overwhelmed by guilt.  

But because it was Camden, comfortable was one of those things too.  

As an answer, I rolled toward him and buried my face in his broad chest.  

His whole body sagged as he began stroking the back of my hair. “Nora. Nora. Nora.”  

In a way, Camden and I were strangers, but as his heart played in my ear, I felt two puzzle pieces clicking into place. A calm washed over me. The dark cloud of my betrayals still existed outside of Camden’s embrace; it just didn’t seem so ominous anymore. He knew all the dirty and broken parts of me and still came back, holding me as though he could keep me together.  

Sliding an arm around his back, I curled in close, shifting to tangle my legs with his. “I’m tired, Cam.”  

“I know,” he whispered, hugging me tight.  

“No, you don’t. Nobody understands. I’m a disease who infects everyone who gets close to me.” My breathing shuddered. “It hurts. Everything hurts.” 

“Do you remember our first summer together when a grasshopper got into the container where we held the extra worms? You screamed so loud when you opened that thing and it came flying out like a bat out of hell. It got on your shirt and then hung on for dear life. With all the racket you were making, the damn thing had to have been terrified, but he never jumped off. I had to peel it off your shirt, one leg at a time.”  

I gagged at the memory. “Thanks for reminding me of that. Awesome timing.”  

He chuckled and pressed his lips to the top of my head. “I’m the grasshopper clinging to your shirt, Nora.”  

Now, if that wasn’t some good old classic Camden Cole rambling, I had no idea what was. 

I tilted my head back, resting my chin on his pec, and peered up at him. “You do realize I have no idea what you’re talking about, right?” 

My cold, hollow chest filled with a warmth I hadn’t felt in years when he grinned down at me.  

“I genuinely thought you’d find your way back to me. A phone call. A visit. Anything. But as time passed and I got older, I realized I fell in love with a girl who had no idea how to be loved.” 

My stomach wrenched, and emotion made my vision swim. “Camden, I—”  

“No, just let me talk. Hear me out.” He tucked a stray hair behind my ear and let his thumb linger at my cheek, sweeping back and forth. “I know you love me, Nora. It’s flashed in your eyes every time you’ve seen me since we were kids. It’s like every light in the house suddenly comes on, but it terrifies you, so you spend the whole time we’re together running around, turning them all off, convincing yourself that you don’t deserve for people to love you back. But we still do it. Joe loves you. Thea loves you. Ramsey loves you. I’ll always love you.”


3.5-3.75 stars


 This was a good book. Reclaim is a spin-off type of book from Release. This is Nora and Camden's story. It can be read as a standalone, however, you probably would enjoy it more knowing the story from Nora's brother Ramsey's perspective in his book. Camden and Nora met as children, both lonely and dealing with family issues. They became best friends and over the years would meet and had a shared attraction. Until heartbreaking circumstances affect both of their lives and tear them apart. I can't go into much detail without spoiling the story. But this book spans years from childhood to adult, when the time is finally right for them to be together for good.

This was a good story. I liked Camden and Nora a lot. She had been through so much trauma that it took her so long to get over. Despite that fact, Nora and Camden always loved each other throughout their lives and really felt like they would always end up with each other in the end. After Nora had healed, she was ready to be with Camden forever. This book spans a lot of years, so much of it is telling what happens over the years and not showing as much. The time apart was a bit much over the years and we don't really get to see Nora's healing firsthand. There are flashbacks to the past, but I really liked the scenes in the present the most. Cam and Nora definitely felt like soulmates. They fit each other so well, never forgetting their love for each other, and were willing to wait to be together. They were sweet, if a little bit lacking in chemistry. Also, I did feel like parts of the story were a little bit too melodramatic.

Overall, this was a good book. I liked it even more than Release. Reclaim is an entertaining and interesting read. I was happy that Nora and Camden were able to get their much deserved happy ending. I enjoyed this book and look forward to more from Ms. Martinez in the future.

About Aly

Originally from Savannah, Georgia, USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez now lives in South Carolina with her husband and four young children.
Never one to take herself too seriously, she enjoys cheap wine, mystery leggings, and olives. It should be known, however, that she hates pizza and ice cream, almost as much as writing her bio in the third person.
She passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a super-sized tumbler of wine by her side.

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Monday, November 16, 2020

New Release: Bound by Forever by S. Young + Review!


Bound by Forever, a True Immortality Novel by S. Young is now live!

New York Times Bestselling author Samantha Young writing as S. Young.

Niamh Farren has been burdened by knowledge for most of her life. As one of seven fae children born into the human world with the ability to open the gate to Faerie, Niamh's mission is to guide her fae brethren to do what's right. Because Niamh has seen what will happen to the human world if she does not protect the gate. Throughout the years, she's traveled the world with her brother Ronan, using her psychic visions to find the fae-borne and convince them to stay on the path that will keep the gate from opening. She has sacrificed much ... but when she loses her brother to the mission, Niamh begins to lose herself.

For nearly one hundred and fifty years, werewolf Kiyo has wandered the planet as a lost soul. Cursed with immortality, he spends his awful eternity as a mercenary for hire. When the powerful Fionn Mór confides the truth about the existence of Faerie and hires Kiyo to protect one of the fae-borne, he accepts the challenge out of boredom, not heroism. Yet Niamh is unexpected in every way the werewolf can possibly imagine.

Guarding Niamh from her enemies is nowhere near as challenging as protecting the fae woman from herself. If Kiyo is to succeed, he must help Niamh find herself again, and not just for her sake. Ignoring the fierce connection between them may no longer be an option. A new enemy is rising and threatening to rip open the gate between worlds. To remind Niamh of who she really is, Kiyo must make the choice to lower his defenses and give into their bond. Or safeguard his own heart ... and in doing so lead the human world to the brink of war.

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4.25 stars


 This was so good! Bound by Forever was a great addition to the True Immortality series and may be my favorite so far. This is Kiyo and Niamh's story. Kiyo is a half Japanese, immortal werewolf. Niamh is one of the 5 fae children born to human families that hold the key to opening the gates to faerie, which will destroy the human world. She has been on the run for much of her life, because there are bad people that want to use her to open the gates. We were introduced to Niamh in the previous books in the series. She helped the other couples get together. In return, Fionn has hired Kiyo to protect Niamh and keep her safe from her enemies. So begins their journey and relationship as they travel together on the run. I don't want to say more so as not to spoil the story.

I really liked this story and I loved Kiyo and Niamh. They were an awesome couple. This book had a lot of exciting, fast paced action and a great, soulmate connection romance. It was a deliciously long book and I didn't want it to end. It is a slow burn romance for a while, but the pace was so fast that I didn't mind.

Overall, Bound by Forever was the best book I've read in a while. I very much enjoyed Kiyo and Niamh's journey to love. I really love this series. The world building and characterization is so good and it has clever, intricate writing. I have enjoyed it so much and I can't wait for the next book in the series.

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Samantha is the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of over forty books, several of which have been nominated for Goodreads Choice Awards. She writes adult contemporary and paranormal romance, YA urban fantasy and YA contemporary fiction. Her books have been published in 28 languages in 30 countries. She resides in Scotland.

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New Release: Duke I'd Like to F... Anthology + Review!




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  He’s got big duke energy… 

The Chasing of Eleanor Vane - Sierra Simone
Ajax Dartham, the Duke of Jarrell, has a problem. And that problem is his future niece-in-law. When the clever and capable Lady Eleanor Vane—understandably—runs off into the night rather than marry his horrible nephew, the Duke has a choice. Should he catch Eleanor and return her to her fate—or make Eleanor his own instead?

My Dirty Duke - Joanna Shupe
Violet knows that her father's best friend, the Duke of Ravensthorpe, is the most powerful man in all of London with a reputation for sin. But nothing can stop Violet from wanting to shed her wallflower ways and fulfill her darkest, most forbidden desires...even if it means seducing a man twice her age.

                      An Education In Pleasure - Eva Leigh
As a governess to the Duke of Tarrington, Cecilia Holme resigns herself to a passionless life. Except now the old duke is dead and Owen, the new duke, is very tempting—and much younger. Is the chance to give Owen an education in pleasure too enticing to refuse?

Duke For Hire - Nicola Davidson
As her fiery clergyman father chases away all suitors, Miss Ada Blair is resigned to spinsterhood. Yet while she can’t wed, bedding might be another matter. One man meets all her requirements for a discreet and expert pleasure tutor—Jasper Muir, Duke of Gilroy—but he insists on a very wicked contract…

The Duke Makes Me Feel... - Adriana Herrera
Dukes and their demands are nothing new for Marena Baine-Torres. Her newfound success has her little apothecary teeming with ill-mannered aristocrats. But as tiresome as they are, she needs the business. When the unflappable Duke of Linley storms into her shop and makes her an offer she’d be a fool to refuse, Marena soon finds herself on the adventure of a lifetime with a man who is as infuriating as he is intriguing.



3.5 stars

Duke, I'd like to F... is a sexy historical romance anthology from some of the best authors of the genre. This was a pretty good anthology with enjoyable stories. The stories all felt deliciously long and practically full length novels. There are a several stories I really liked and a few that were just okay to me, so I am rating this book 3.5 stars. In general, I liked this anthology and felt it was worth reading.

Here are my thoughts about the stories:

The Chasing of Eleanor Vane by Sierra Simone- 3.5 stars. This story was pretty good. It was definitely very sexy, but I didn't love the nonmonogamous feel. I also am not a huge fan of a man still grieving his dead wife after so many years. But I still found the story entertaining. I wish it had an epilogue.

My Dirty Duke by Joanna Shupe-3.75-4 stars. This story was quite good. I enjoyed this one a lot and I think it was my favorite of the bunch. I really liked Max and Violet. I was a little turned off that Violet was the pursuer at first, but their relationship soon evened out. They had great chemistry. The couple were sweet and sexy and turned out to feel like equals to me.

An Education In Pleasure by Eva Leigh- Was not able to finish this story. It just wasn't my taste.

Duke For Hire by Nicola Davidson- 3 stars. This story was only okay to me. I didn't really enjoy the writing style. The speech is formal and usual historical speech. But the modern sex-talk slang felt jarring and did not fit in. I didn't really feel love developing along the way, but I did feel the love between the couple at the end. I did find the story entertaining in general, even if it was not my fave.

The Duke Makes Me Feel... by Adriana Herrera- 3.5 stars. I liked this story. Marena was a POC and a strong, smart heroine. I really liked her and Arlo. They had great chemistry and banter. This was a good read, I just wanted more. The story was good, but the ending felt rushed and I wanted an epilogue. I would love if this story was written into a longer, full book.

Overall, this was an enjoyable book with lots of spicy, sexy fun. There is a lot of variety of stories and authors in this anthology so there is something for everyone. It is definitely worth picking up!