From New York Times Bestselling author Kristen Proby, comes a steamy and passionate friends-to-lovers romance—EASY NIGHTS!

The sixth standalone title in the Boudreaux Series, Savannah and Ben’s highly anticipated story is now available on all retailers!

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About EASY NIGHTS (Boudreaux Series #6)

The Boudreaux Series—Sexy. Intriguing. Easy.

No one said change was easy…

Savannah Boudreaux knows what it is to hurt. To bleed. To be afraid that the man she’s promised to be true to until “death do us part” might in fact separate them far sooner than anyone had ever anticipated. But Van also knows what it is to survive. To move on. To live life to the fullest. With five brothers and sisters and a loving mother as her constant source of strength during the pain and the healing, Van realizes there is little else she needs.

But some things never change…

Benjamin Preston sat on the sidelines of the Boudreaux family for years, in love with a woman he couldn’t have. As the best friend of the Boudreaux brothers since childhood, Ben has seen both tragedies and joys in the family. And as a former MMA fighter and KravMaga expert, Ben’s used to fighting for what he wants—and winning. His hands were tied when Savannah married her high school sweetheart not long after graduation, but now two years have passed since Ben found Savannah broken in her own home.

Sometimes what you need most has been right in front of you the whole time…

Van’s convinced that happiness isn’t in the cards for her, no matter how right it feels to be in Ben’s strong arms—and his bed. Ben is determined to win her heart and fight for her trust. He’s promised to protect her, to be her friend. But more than anything, he wants to finally make her his, and this is one fight he’s not willing to lose.

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“Still I Rise”

This phrase has been Savannah Boudreaux’s silent battle cry since readers met her and gained insight into her married life as well as what happened to her once her marriage was over as her siblings’ stories were told. But, in Easy Nights, it’s Van’s turn to illustrate just how poignant that saying is as readers learn, firsthand, how one fateful night categorically changed her in a multitude of ways and what she’s done in the last two years to attempt to regain the control her ex stole from her with every cutting word and every open fist.

Kristen Proby does an amazing job in showing readers Savannah’s inner strength and the steps she’s taken to reclaim her life, making each and every decision for it. Van still may be a work-in-progress, but she’s building herself back up through her Krav Maga training, through her family’s commitment to have her back, and through the kindness and protective nature of Ben Harper – the man who has always held Van’s heart, even when neither of them were willing to admit it. Ben’s consistent praise and his ability to make Van feel beautiful and loved allows her to continue to regain her self-confidence and no longer be the scared and battered woman she’s been for far too long.

Ben is definitely Van’s loyal knight, albeit the tattooed and pierced variety;) It has always been her for him, even when she was deemed off-limits due to Ben’s friendship with her brothers and their families’ connection. But after everything they’ve both been through and the fact that Van trusts Ben and he’s proven time and time again that he has her back regardless of the situation, with the blessing of the Boudreaux brothers, Van and Ben give into their feelings for each other and realize just how good they are together between the sheets and outside of them and how easily Ben’s love for her can slay her most aggressive demons and darkest fears.

I have to admit that there’s a plot line in Easy Nights that, at first, I didn’t understand why it had to be a factor…I thought it would be too repetitive and make Van vulnerable again to everything that occurred before…but the more I thought about it, the more I realized that how Van handled this particular situation was the proof she needed for herself in order to believe that she’s moved past everything she endured with Lance and that she has truly become the badass she is. And by taking back her power, Van illustrated just how much a survivor she is and just how easy it was to remain standing, rising above the darkness, when it came back to bring her down.

I’m so sad to see this series end; I adored ALL of the stories and reveled in the way that Kristen Proby made New Orleans a character in its own right in each of the stories. The series as a whole was magical in the sense that the environment had a hand in bringing the couples together and a certain friendly apparition guided his children in all of their choices, ensuring that they acquired all their hearts’ desire because even without him by their side, they’ve achieved so much in a business sense and now deserve to receive everything they want in their personal lives.

The Boudreaux family will stay with me even though it’s time to say goodbye.

4.5 Poison Apples

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We turn a corner and there it is, my favorite tree. It’s at least four hundred years old, with branches so big and heavy that they rest on the ground.

And under it is a portable swing with a red blanket spread in front of it.

“Oh, my.”

He smiles down at me and leads me to the swing. I sit and kick my flip flops off, and Ben sets the basket in the middle of the blanket and joins me on the swing.

“This is lovely.”

“It’s a good day for it,” he says and rests his arm on the back of the swing, behind my shoulders. His fingertips brush the bare skin on my shoulder. I scoot closer to him and rest my head on his shoulder.

“We spent countless summers out here,” he says quietly, as if speaking too loud will disrupt the perfect spring day.

“We did.”

“And as a teenager, I would see you sitting out here, under this tree, with a book. Your knees pulled up to your chest, and your bare feet dirty as can be. You took my breath away even then.”

I glance up at him in surprise.

“I can’t tell you how often I’d watch you—not in a creepy way, I might add—I’d watch you reading and enjoying this tree, and I wanted so badly to sit with you and kiss you senseless.”

“I didn’t know that.”

“Of course you didn’t,” he says with a gentle smile. “But now you do.”

He nudges my chin up with his fingers and lowers his lips to mine, covering them softly. I cup his face in my hand and let myself simply soak in the moment, in my favorite place, with this man.

He slowly takes the kiss from sweet to hot, and to my delight, drags his hand from my hip to my breast, his thumb dancing over my already tight nipple.

Good God, he’s like a drug that I’ll never get tired of.

After what seems like an hour, he pulls back and rests his forehead against mine.

“I have been waiting for that for a very long time,” he whispers.

“I think this was probably way better than anything you might have done as a teenager.”

He chuckles. “Ture. So, it’s a win-win.”

I let my fingertips glide down his cheeks to his neck.



“I want you,” he says and closes his eyes tightly. “I don’t say that to rush you into anything, and this isn’t the time or place anyway, but I need you to know that I want you.”

I cover his lips with mine, watching his eyes. “I want you too, Ben.”

He inhales and kisses me again, moving straight into hot as fuck.

Finally, he pulls back, clears his throat, and smiles at me.

“Are you hungry?”

I laugh and push my hair off my face. “So hungry.”

“I think Gabby made fried chicken.”

“That sounds good too.”


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About Kristen Proby

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Kristen Proby is the author of the bestselling With Me In Seattle and Love Under the Big Sky series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong, humorous characters with a strong sense of loyalty and family. Her men are the alpha type; fiercely protective and a bit bossy, and her ladies are fun, strong, and not afraid to stand up for themselves.

Kristen lives in Montana, where she enjoys coffee, chocolate and sunshine. And naps.

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RELEASE BLITZ AND REVIEW: The Beard Made Me Do It by Lani Lynn Vale


Title: The Beard Made Me Do It

Series: The Dixie Wardens Rejects MC Series #5

Author: Lani Lynn Vale

Release Date: June 28, 2017

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He’s only a friend.

Those words had haunted him from the moment Jessie James had heard them muttered from the one girl, above all others, that he thought had his back.

Sixteen years later, he still feels those words like a brand on his soul.

Lucky for him he has a son to take care of, a full-time job that demands every single second of the day, and not a single moment to spare for the likes of a woman that won’t stand up for him when he needs her the most.

He’s only a friend.

The words had slipped out of Ellen’s mouth, and before she could recall them or better yet, explain, Jesse is gone from her life for good, taking her heart with him.

She tries to find her way out of the pit of despair, but not one single person, no matter how much she tries, can fill the void that he left in his wake.

Time heals all wounds. Or at least that is how the saying goes.

It’s a crock of crap, though.

Sixteen years pass when Jessie and Ellen see each other again without the influence of the town and bad memories surrounding them, and it’s as if not a single day has passed.

Ellen knows the instant that her eyes see her old love that she’s still just as much in love with him today as she was all those years ago.

The problem is that Jesse wants nothing to do with her. Or at least that’s what he keeps telling himself.

“The want, the need, the passion, the drama and ohhhh THE HAWT ALPHA MC MALE, and look he is on the cover of this book!!! lol Goodness this book gave me the feels and I would love for this book to go on and on…lol” – iScream Books

“The Dixie Warden Rejects MC or as I call it the Bearded MC series just keeps getting better and better and leaves us yearning for more in the end.”  – Smashly Bookalicous Reviewing Chicks

“If you like second chance romances packed with emotion, drama, and action you will definitely want to read this one.” – Cat’s Guilty Pleasures

After being introduced to Jesse and Ellen earlier in the series, their reactions to one another seemed more than just lust at first sight; their connection seemed deeper and the only way that could have been is if they’d known one another before  they met because of their association with the Dixie Wardens. So going into The Beard Made Me Do It, I knew Jesse and Ellen’s past must have been left open-ended, and I was anxious to find out how they truly knew each other and how the nature of their relationship and consequent falling out shaped their future selves – individuals who definitely need closure on their past in order to move forward.

For fourteen years, Ellen’s been trying to come to terms with Jesse’s unexplained exit from her life, comparing every man to her high school love and being unable to settle down with anyone else because her heart still belongs to the man who destroyed it when he left and never came back.

Jesse James has been a single father since the day Linc was born and with the shitstorm that always seems to surround him, he thought letting Ellen go, setting her free to achieve all of her goals was what was best for both of them because Jesse didn’t want to bring Ellen into his maelstrom, especially with how unpredictable it was.

But what neither of them truly understood, until they re-entered one another’s lives all these years later, is that his leaving actually destroyed both of them, breaking them in ways that would only mend with a clear understanding of why Jesse left and then a open-mind as to what a future might look like for them as a couple…as a family of three who share an undeniable connection and an overwhelming amount of love.

I love how Lani Lynn Vale introduces future main characters as supporting characters in the other books in her series because just when readers think they have a handle on who these characters are, forming opinions about them, Vale reveals much needed insight into those characters’ back stories, giving the reasons behind their actions and allowing readers to look at the big picture and understand that these characters really don’t have a choice sometimes because the heart wants what it wants and it does the things it needs to in order to get the happiness it so desperately craves. And this idea is illustrated perfectly in The Beard Made Me Do It.

Ellen and Jesse’s book was an amazing read about sacrifice and the importance of finding a home and a family that truly has your back, even though you’re not blood related. And, Linc’s supporting role added such depth to the story line because the way that he acts and loves is all because of the way Jesse raised him, even when they were dirt poor and only had each other to rely on.

Once again, Ghost makes his presence known multiple times within the story, adding to the mystery of who he is and how he has become a man so skilled at getting information and finding people who truly don’t want to be found, and with Ghost’s story hopefully coming soon, there is a lot of information to sort through in order to truly understand a man who doesn’t want to be known.

4.5 Poison Apples

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Dr. Erotic.

That’s what they’ve decided to call me, Scott Shepard, the head of St. Luke’s Hospital Emergency Department.

Just thinking about it makes me smile.

As the new face of the reality docuseries, The Doctor Is In, I plan to take his power and recognition right to the streets of New York City and into the pants of willing women.

Well, that was my plan.

Until her—feisty, beautiful, and addictively sexy Harlow Paige.

A gossip columnist that just loves writing about yours truly, she’s everything I thought I never wanted and then some.

She drives me crazy.

Problem is, she doesn’t want to be anything when it comes to me—not friends, not lovers, not even adversaries.   

God, I love a good challenge.

Get ready, Harlow. Love is contagious.

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Oh? Sex will lure you in, you say? Then read the book. That’s where the sex is. And it’s hotter than Arizona last week. They couldn’t even fly planes, okay? That’s hot. Just do it.

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Scott Shepard is more than gossip worthy!

I mean…come on…not only is he an exceptional doctor and the head of the Emergency Department at St. Luke’s Hospital, but he’s also making a name for himself as Dr. Erotic in the reality medical show “The Doctor Is In.” And even if he conceals his philandering ways, ensuring they aren’t fodder for the paparazzi or a variety of other social media outlets, his actual reality provides just as much drama and flair to entertain readers, perhaps even giving firsthand scoop to someone who feels like more than just his ordinary good time girl.

It’s Harlow Paige’s job to deliver juicy gossip to her readers as a columnist for Gossip, but who would have thought that the major scoop would be about her time spent with Dr. ER, even the times that don’t end in sinfully hot sex. And, as their time together starts to look a lot like a relationship, something neither of them thought they wanted, that’s when their true story begins, providing a surplus of dramatic moments and unscripted behavior that’s perfect for a new reality show – one that actual has more truths than any scripted show would supply for its viewers.

The court of public opinion can’t get enough of this dirty talking doctor and his feisty antagonistic girl, and because we’re privy to Scott and Harlow’s internal musings and conflicted feelings, readers know just how perfect they are for each other before the characters do and watching it play out provides readers with one hilarious, steamy, and witty story line.

Readers can’t go wrong with a Max Monroe romantic comedy; the authors always seem to create outrageously sexy and unique alpha males – ones who seem larger than life but then are quickly brought down to earth by women who turn their lives inside out in all the best ways, once again, proving that quirky and witty women know how to bring these badasses to their knees.

Scott and Harlow’s story is incredibly entertaining partially because readers never know what’s going to come out of Scott’s filthy mouth or if Harlow’s ever going to stop antagonizing him with her endless evasive maneuvering. But what makes Dr. ER a dynamic read is that Scott and Harlow’s chemistry is in place from the very beginning, so as the characters come to terms with their true feelings for one another, readers get to witness the couple’s reality…every sexual encounter, every sparring word match, and every meaningful moment that leads this reality tv star and gossip columnist to their own version of happily ever after!

4.5 Poison Apples

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“Was he the man who was riding when you got injured, Low?” he questioned, and I internally groaned at his ironic choice in words.

The man who was riding? Good Lord, that sounded terrible. And a little too close to the actual scenario…

“No, sir,” Scott answered, and if the strain in his throat was any indication, he was one breath away from losing himself to laughter. “I was, in fact, not doing the riding when your daughter got injured.”

My father looked at me. “If he wasn’t the one riding, then how do you two know each other?”

Fucking fiddlesticks, I needed everyone to stop saying riding before I fainted from discomfort.

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Today, we are sharing the incredible covers for The Darkest Sunrise Duet by Aly Martinez.

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The first book in this contemporary romance duet will be released on July 13th!

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The Darkest Sunrise (The Darkest Sunrise Duet, #1) 

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Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me.

Whoever coined that phrase is a bald-faced liar. Words are often the sharpest weapon of all, triggering some of the most powerful emotions a human can experience.

“You’re pregnant.”

“It’s a boy.”

“Your son needs a heart transplant.”

Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me.


Syllables and letters may not be tangible, but they can still destroy your entire life faster than a bullet from a gun.

Two words—that was all it took to extinguish the sun from my sky.

“He’s gone.”

For ten years, the darkness consumed me.

In the end, it was four deep, gravelly words that gave me hope of another sunrise.

“Hi. I’m Porter Reese.”

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Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me.


Words destroyed me.

“I’m sorry. She didn’t make it.”

“Daddy, he can’t breathe!”

“There’s nothing more we can do for your son.”

Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me.


Those syllables and letters became my executioner. I told myself that, if I didn’t acknowledge the pain and the fear, they would have no power over me. But, as the years passed, the hate and the anger left behind began to control me.

Two words—that was all it took to plunge my life into darkness.

“He’s gone.”

In the end, it was four soft, silky words that gave me hope of another sunrise.

“Hi. I’m Charlotte Mills.”

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Originally from Savannah, Georgia, USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez now lives in South Carolina with her four young children.

Never one to take herself too seriously, she enjoys cheap wine, mystery leggings, and baked feta. 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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COVER REVEAL: The Wright Mistake by K.A. Linde

A new stand alone enemies-to-lovers romance by USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde…

I spent six weeks screwing Austin Wright’s brains out and all I got was this broken heart.

He can’t be trusted. Not with my body or my heart. Yet, two years have passed and I still crave him like an addict needing a fix.

The last time we tried this, it nearly ruined me. I know I should run and never look back. But his dark haunted eyes and razor blade smile speak to my soul. His touch sets my body on fire. And we all know what happens when you light gasoline. Someone is bound to get burned.

A second chance might destroy us both.

Because everyone knows two wrongs don’t make a Wright.

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KylaK.A. Linde is the USA Today bestselling author of more than fifteen novels including the Avoiding series and the Record series. She has a Masters degree in political science from the University of Georgia, was the head campaign worker for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and served as the head coach of the Duke University dance team. She loves reading fantasy novels, geeking out over Star Wars, binge-watching Supernatural, and dancing in her spare time.

She currently lives in Lubbock, Texas, with her husband and two super adorable puppies.


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Sometimes bad isn’t good enough…

On the outside, Lyle Tarpin is a clean-cut Hollywood actor whose star is on the rise. Inside, he’s battling his own demons, shunning relationships and finding solace in the arms of a string of anonymous women paid very well for their discretion.

But when he’s photographed in a compromising position by an over-eager reporter, the only way to save his career is to say that the woman he was with is his fiancée. And now Lyle has to play a very public game with the only woman who’s ever managed to get under his skin.

Struggling waitress Sugar Laine agrees to spend one night with Lyle—but only because she’s desperate to save her family home. She never expects that a night of passion will turn into a pretend engagement … or that the heat between them will blossom into love.

But sometimes love has a price.

And now the only question is—can Lyle and Sugar afford to pay it?



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Outwardly, Noah Carter is riding high as the tech world’s hottest new genius. Inside, he’s still reeling from the abduction of his wife and baby daughter eight years ago, and then the devastating discovery of his child’s body. For years, he kept up hope that his wife was alive, but now that she’s been declared legally dead, he’s thrown himself even more deeply into his work, cutting himself off from emotional ties because they just hurt too damn much.

Then he meets Kiki Porter, an eternal optimist with a killer work ethic and dreams of fronting a band. And everything changes. Even though he tries his damnedest to fight it…

Sexually, they are combustible together. But their true fire is emotional, though it is a slow to burn. But once it lights, it is all consuming. The relationship grows emotionally, the sex is hot, things are good.

But just when it’s looking like they might have a real future together, the past comes back to haunt them. And Noah’s going to have to decide what he’s willing to give up for love …



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Julie - J Kenner Author PhotoJ.Kenner (aka Julie Kenner) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal and #1 International bestselling author of over seventy novels, novellas and short stories in a variety of genres.

Though known primarily for her award-winning and international bestselling erotic romances (including the Stark and Most Wanted series) that have reached as high as #2 on the New York Times bestseller list, JK has been writing full time for over a decade in a variety of genres including paranormal and contemporary romance, “chicklit” suspense, urban fantasy, and paranormal mommy lit.

JK has been praised by Publishers Weekly as an author with a “flair for dialogue and eccentric characterizations” and by RT Bookclub for having “cornered the market on sinfully attractive, dominant antiheroes and the women who swoon for them.” A five time finalist for Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA award, JK took home the first RITA trophy awarded in the category of erotic romance in 2014 for her novel, Claim Me (book 2 of her Stark Trilogy). Her Demon Hunting Soccer Mom series (as Julie Kenner) is currently in development with AwesomenessTV/Awestruck.

Her books have sold over three million copies and are published in over twenty languages.

In her previous career as an attorney, JK worked as a clerk on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and practiced primarily civil, entertainment and First Amendment litigation in Los Angeles and Irvine, California, as well as in Austin, Texas. She currently lives in Central Texas, with her husband, two daughters, and two rather spastic cats.




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REVIEW AND EXCERPT BLITZ: Lost Love by Kelly Elliott

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Moving back home to my parents’ cattle ranch in Texas was the last thing I thought I’d be doing.

But, here I stand … in front of my high school girlfriend. A beautiful, confident woman has replaced the young girl I once knew and loved. Hell. I’m still in love with her.

Yep. Paxton Monroe was my first love and the one girl in town who now hated my guts. So much so, Paxton swore her revenge on me if it took her until the day she died. The last words she spoke to me were a vow to cut my dick off and shove it down my throat.

The fight between my heart, my head, and last, but certainly not least, my dick starts tonight. Because all I can think about is how I want to be buried so deep inside Paxton she won’t remember how I broke her heart, or how I left her when she needed me the most.

But who will win? My heart is too broken to listen to my head. And my dick, yeah it’s not listening to anything or anyone. Not until it gets what it wants and what it wants is Paxton Monroe.

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Heartbreak. Grief. Anger. Sadness. Regret.

For the past 10 years, these are the emotions that have defined Paxton Monroe and Steed Parker’s lives. One fateful night of poor reactions and angry words cost these high school sweethearts a decade of making new memories and living out the plans they made as a young couple in love.

Steed’s return home gives him the chance to make amends and discuss everything that happened between him and Paxton all those years ago, but before Steed can work to earn back the only woman he’s ever loved, he’ll need to fight through the wall she created – one that seems nearly impenetrable because it’s layered with grief for everything she lost, anger for Steed’s abandonment, and fear for getting hurt and being left broken once again.

The small-town community in Oak Springs, Texas, is the perfect backdrop for Paxton and Steed’s story because at the heart of everything that they’ve lost and are hoping to reclaim centers around the idea of family. And the Parker brood are one heck of a tight knit family who go above and beyond when it comes to providing a variety of avenues for Steed to fight the battle for Paxton’s heart, and because Steed’s family is behind him, he knows that win or lose, he made the right choice in coming home.

There’s a lot of work to be done in order to heal Paxton’s open wounds. Steed’s return makes her heartache and despair feel as fresh as they were 10 years ago and it also forces Steed to truly understand just how much they lost when she sent him away and he never came back. But one thing readers will come to see about Steed is that he’s tenacious when he wants something and because Paxton is his everything, he’ll prove to her that she can trust him to handle her heart with care and build a life together that’s even better than the one they planned for when they were in high school.

Lost Love is my favorite Kelly Elliott book to date. Elliott always tells her stories in a way that allows her readers to feel EVERYTHING that her main characters feel, and that still holds true in Paxton and Steed’s story, but she seems to go even deeper in illustrating Paxton and Steed’s emotions and the people they become after walking out of each other’s lives, and as Elliott takes readers on the couple’s new journey, it’s clear what’s at stake for everyone involved in their lives and how forgiving one another for their past misdeeds will give them a fighting chance at a happily ever after.

I’m a sucker for a second chance romance story, and Lost Love by Kelly Elliott is a definite must read! Paxton and Steed’s story will melt readers’ heart, especially because of a certain outspoken and adorable 5 year old!

5 Poison Apples


“Whatcha doing?”

I nearly jumped out of my skin as I spun around and clutched at my chest.

“Jesus, Amelia! Why would you sneak up on me like that?”

She tried to hide her smile and failed. Lifting her brows, she glanced past my shoulder. “Were you watching Steed and Chloe?”

My cheeks heated. “What? No! Are they here? I haven’t seen them. Why would you say that?”

When her eyes moved back to mine, I knew she saw right through my blunder of lies. “Uh-huh. I know I was little when you and Steed dated, so we really don’t know each other all that well.” She smiled. “But I can already tell you’re a terrible liar, Paxton.”

I dropped my head then peeked up at her. “I wasn’t spying.”

Amelia held up her hands. “I didn’t say you were.”

Chewing on my lip, I sighed. “Okay. I was spying. I’m lost, Amelia.”

With a soft sympathetic grin, she glanced at her brother. “So is he, Paxton. His eyes are so sad. Earlier this morning we all had breakfast together as a family and both Mom and I noticed it.”

“The family was all together?” I asked.

She nodded with a grin. “The boys have been working the ranch the last two days so they’re all staying at the house. It’s been nice having Steed home again. Dad’s thrilled he’s back and digging deeper into the business side of the ranch. The idea of having another son run day-to-day operations has him all kinds of happy.”

Guilt hit me square in the chest. It was my fault he left. I told him to leave.

He left his family and stayed away because of me.

“I’m so sorry he left town,” I said.

“Paxton, you didn’t keep him away all those years. That was his decision. A poor one, but his nonetheless.”

I shrugged. Turning, I glanced back at Steed and Chloe. “He’s such a good father.”

The sadness in my voice caused Amelia to put her hand on my shoulder and gave it a squeeze.

author-photoKelly Elliott is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling contemporary romance author. Since finishing her bestselling Wanted series, Kelly continues to spread her wings while remaining true to her roots and giving readers stories rich with hot protective men, strong women and beautiful surroundings.

Her bestselling works include, Wanted, Broken, Without You, and Unconditional Love, to name just a few.

Kelly has been passionate about writing since she was fifteen. After years of filling journals with stories, she finally followed her dream and published her first novel, Wanted, in November of 2012.

Kelly lives in central Texas with her husband, daughter, and two pups. When she’s not writing, Kelly enjoys reading and spending time with her family. She is down to earth and very in touch with her readers, both on social media and at signings.

To find out more about Kelly and her books, you can find her through her website.



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