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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

HOLD ME FOREVER by Layla Hagen

Release Date: January 18

As the hockey league’s star goalie, I live by three simple principles:

1. Keep a pristine image.

2. Work hard on the ice. 

3. Don’t piss off the bosses…too much.


I was killing it until a mishap tarnished my image. Now, management has me cleaning up my reputation and coaching a bunch of kids. And damn, those little punks are growing on me, and so is the program coordinator, Kendra. 


I’m hellbent on proving myself, but my attraction to Kendra takes me by complete surprise. 

Her defenses are up, but I like a good challenge.

Management’s directives are clear: "Kendra is off-limits."


But like I said, I'm the goalie. I do the blocking. I won’t let anyone stand in my way.

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Meet Layla Hagen

Welcome! My name is Layla Hagen and I am a Contemporary Romance author.
I fell in love with books when I was nine years old, and my love affair with stories continues even now, many years later. I write romantic stories and can't wait to share them with the world. And I drink coffee. Lots of it :-D

I am represented by Louise Fury (The Bent Agency)

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Hold Me Forever (The Maxwell Brothers #2) by Layla Hagen Review

Hold Me Forever (The Maxwell Brothers #2)Hold Me Forever by Layla Hagen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Layla Hagen lights the lamp with HOLD ME FOREVER (The Maxwell Brothers #2). In this story, Chicago Blades NHL goalie, Tyler Maxwell, is rehabbing his shoulder and his image. He meets program Coordinator, Kendra Douglas, who helped set up his volunteer opportunity at the Chicago Sports Center coaching kids in hockey. He is instantly attracted to her. He pursues her despite management's warnings and Kendra’s reservations.

HOLD ME FOREVER is heartwarming and entertaining read. Tyler has an amazing family. They are down to earth despite their wealth. He is incredibly thoughtful. Kendra just has her sister. Trust doesn’t come easy for her. She is a strong heroine whom you cannot help but like. The couple face some interesting challenges. They have amazing chemistry. I enjoyed that Tyler’s parents live in my neighborhood in Chicago. Their house sounds much nicer than mine.

This is the first book that I have read by Layla Hagen. I enjoyed her writing style. I would pick up another book by her in the future. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.

Kindle Edition, 256 pages
Expected publication: January 18th 2022
Series; The Maxwell Brothers #2  

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The Best Men by Lauren Blakely & Sarina Bowen

THE BEST MEN by Sarina Bowen & Lauren Blakely 
Release Date: January 18th, 2022   

THE BEST MEN by Bestselling authors Sarina Bowen and Lauren Blakely is NOW LIVE!!

Don’t miss out on this enemies-to-lovers, opposites-attract, irresistibly sexy standalone romance between the best man and the other best man!   

Audible: http://blkly.pub/AudioTheBestMen Narrated by Teddy Hamilton & Jacob Morgan!    


Blurb: In my defense, I was left alone with a bottle of single-malt and a life-long penchant for protecting my baby sister. Still, that's no excuse to send ten drunk-texts on why her hasty marriage would be a mistake.   If only I had just texted my sister. But nope. I accidentally sent the message to her, her groom, and his super hot wingman.   I also used the phrase “super hot wingman,” so I’d like to die now.   Instead, I have to plan a wedding with the aforementioned hottie and share a too-small guesthouse in steamy Miami.   Three days in the sun with the cocky, charming former athlete who likes to push my buttons? Fine, two can play at that let’s-infuriate-each-other game.   Until Asher ups the stakes with one wildly sexy suggestion. A no-strings fling, then I go back to my single dad life in New York, and he returns to his star-studded one.   Sign me up.   But the more nights I spend with the other best man, the more I want days too, and that just can't happen. Especially when I find out the real reason why…   Contents Include: First times, a secret to-do list, champion-level flirting, fast cars, #eggplants, and two men who look good in formal wear. 

About Lauren Blakely: A #1 New York Times Bestselling, #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling, and #1 Audible Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s sexy, sweet, and witty. She also writes USA Today bestselling LGBTQ romance.   With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 100 times, with more than 55 titles on the USA Today Bestsellers list alone. She’s sold more than 4.5 million books. A Brown University graduate, Lauren likes dogs, cake and show tunes and is the vegetarian at your dinner party.   

Connect w/Lauren: Website: laurenblakely.com 


About Sarina Bowen: Sarina Bowen is the award-winning author of more than thirty contemporary novels. She has hit the USA Today bestseller's list nineteen times and counting. Formerly a derivatives trader on Wall Street, Sarina holds a BA in economics from Yale University.   Sarina is a New Englander whose Vermont ancestors cut timber and farmed the north country since the 1760s. Sarina is grateful for the invention of indoor plumbing and wi-fi during the intervening 250 years. She lives with her family on a few wooded acres in New Hampshire.   Sarina's books are published in over a dozen languages on five continents.   

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The Best Men by Lauren Blakely & Sarina Bowen Review

The Best MenThe Best Men by Sarina Bowen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Lauren Blakely & Sarina Bowen make an awesome team with THE BEST MEN. The story starts out after Mark Banks drunk texts his sister, Hannah; he accidentally including her fiancé, Phillipe (Flip) Dubouis III, and his best man, Asher St. James, on the thread. Which would be okay if he didn’t bash their upcoming marriage saying that it was doomed and mentioned that he thought Asher was Flip’s “super-hot wingman.”

Asher St. James is a former Premier League soccer star. He currently is a top photographer for athletes. He is openly gay and assumes Mark is straight because he was married. Mark is a Wallstreet trader. He is bisexual. He married his college girlfriend after getting her pregnant. He is an amazing dad. He adores his daughter. He has been recently divorced and a bit bitter about it – thus the drunk text.

Mark is Hannah’s Best Man. The couple asks Asher and Mark if they could head down to Miami early to check on a few things for their destination wedding. The two opposites pretty much annoy each other in the beginning. As they get to know each other, they both discover they had the wrong impression of the other. It is classic opposites attract / enemies-to-lovers romance.

THE BEST MEN is an amusing and entertaining novel. It had me laughing out loud. I love Mark’s spreadsheets. He is a man after my organized heart. The story was heartfelt and skillfully executed. I’m a huge fan of Sarina Bowen. This was my first time reading a book by Lauren Blakely. The two are excellent co-authors. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.

Paperback, 330 pages
Expected publication: January 18th 2022 by Troliver Books
ISBN1954500610 (ISBN13: 9781954500617)
Edition Language: English
Series: The Best Men #1  

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Playing Peyton by Kat Mizera

Playing Peyton by Kat Mizera is now live!

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The only thing Professional athlete Ryder Kingston loves more than hockey and sex, is his Bernese mountain dog, Coco. He never imagined there was someone out there who could top that list, until some shocking news changes his life forever.

Peyton Legori swore off hockey players a long time ago. But when her jerk of a boyfriend throws her out, and her brother’s friend is the one that comes to the rescue, she can’t resist. And after one night of undeniable passion, her life will never be the same.

The two are forced to forge a friendship and look to the future, but fate steps in and turns everything upside down. As they navigate the unfamiliar territory, will Ryder be able to make room in his life for a new love?

About the Author:

USA Today Bestselling and award-winning author Kat Mizera is a South Florida native. Born in Miami Beach with a healthy dose of wanderlust, she's called Los Angeles, Long Island, upstate New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Atlanta home. She's never been able to pick which locale is her favorite, but if pressed, she'd probably choose the west coast.

A typical PTA mom with a wonderful and supportive husband (Kevin) and two amazing boys (Nick and Max), Kat can usually be found scrapbooking or indulging in her second love (after writing) - traveling. Greece is one of her favorite places in the world. She loves that Athens is a big city with a small-town feel. The food, beaches and culture keep her going back as often as possible.

Kat's been a working freelance writer for nearly 30 years. She sold her first article--a review of a rock concert--for $10 in 1985. Since then she's been an entertainment journalist, waitress, bartender, legal assistant, food critic, magazine editor, substitute teacher, and sports writer. She also spent some time working at A & M Records in Los Angeles.

As you can guess from her Las Vegas Sidewinders series, Kat loves hockey and occasionally writes articles about her favorite team, the Florida Panthers. The rest of the time, she writes novels: sexy, romantic fiction that she hopes makes you as happy as it makes her. There's something enticing about hockey players and romance...

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Playing Peyton (Alaska Blizzard #9) by Kat Mizera Review

Playing Peyton (Alaska Blizzard #9)Playing Peyton by Kat Mizera
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Kat Mizera scores with PLAYING PEYTON (Alaska Blizzard #9). Professional hockey player Ryder Kingston has had a crush on Peyton Legori for a couple of years. Peyton is the sister of Donovan Legori (TENDING TARA, Alaska Bizzard #7). Ryder was one of the guys who helped rescue Peyton when her Ex, Troy, locked her out of her apartment in Chicago in a previous novel. They had a one-night-stand that same day. Now nine months later, Ryder discovers that Peyton is in labor. Doing the math, he knows he must speak to her and confess to Donovan. Meanwhile, Peyton is uncertain if the father is Troy or Ryder.

PLAYING PEYTON is a heartfelt and entertaining read. I love the characters. They are authentic and grow throughout the story. Peyton faces a lot of stressful circumstances and undergoes a lot of change. Ryder steps up. He is thoughtful and supportive. The two have amazing chemistry. Things are not easy, especially since Peyton is in Chicago and Ryder is in Anchorage.

I enjoyed that players who have been traded were included in this story. PLAYING PEYTON was a perfect addition to the Alaska Blizzard series. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.

Kindle Edition
Expected publication: March 8th 2022
Edition Language: English
Series: Alaska Blizzard #9

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Monday, January 10, 2022

Baden (Pittsburgh Titans, #1) by Sawyer Bennett

Baden (Pittsburgh Titans, Book 1) Sawyer Bennett Release Date: January 11, 2022



After suffering a horrific injury that threatens to end his career, Baden Oulett is about to learn that sometimes a fresh start is just what the doctor ordered. I worked my whole life to achieve one goal—play professional hockey. As part of the defending Cup champion Arizona Vengeance, I was living my dream until one split second decision destroyed it all. Instead of lacing up my skates and hitting the ice, I’ve spent my days in rehab and physical therapy just so I could walk again. When a coaching opportunity with the Pittsburgh Titans is presented to me, I find myself with a career I had never considered but which allows me to continue being part of the sport that I love. While my injuries are physical, the same can’t be said for the woman I rescued. Suffering from wounds that can’t be seen, Sophie Winters has withdrawn from the world in fear and guilt. I didn’t know Sophie before that fateful night and have only met her once since, but I refuse to let her face her demons alone. Determined to be a friend, I support Sophie in the only way I know how… by simply being there. Through our shared trauma, Sophie and I begin to find peace within one another. As we grow closer, what started as friendship becomes more intimate until our broken pieces become one. But can a love born of anguish endure, or will the pain of our past prove too much to overcome?

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About the Author:


New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author Sawyer Bennett uses real life experience to create relatable stories that appeal to a wide array of readers. From contemporary romance, fantasy romance, and both women’s and general fiction, Sawyer writes something for just about everyone. A former trial lawyer from North Carolina, when she is not bringing fiction to life, Sawyer is a chauffeur, stylist, chef, maid, and personal assistant to her very adorable daughter, as well as full-time servant to her wonderfully naughty dogs. If you’d like to receive a notification when Sawyer releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter (sawyerbennett.com/signup).

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