Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Dream Maker (Dream Team #1) by Kristen Ashley: ARC Review


Two broken hearts find love and healing in each other in this sexy contemporary romance spin-off from the New York Times bestselling author of the Rock Chick and Dream Man series.

Evan "Evie" Gardiner has spent her whole life being the responsible one in her family, but enough is enough. It's time to pursue her own dreams. Evie's finally going to finish that engineering degree she's been working toward. But first she needs to come up with the money to pay for tuition. Working as a dancer at Smithie's club seems like the perfect solution to her problems . . . until her family lands in yet another scrape and comes to Evie for help. Only, this time, her family's recklessness is risking more than her dreams-it's endangering her life.

Daniel "Mag" Magnusson knows a thing or two about desperation and disappointment, but no one notices that his good looks and quick wit hide the painful memories that haunt him. When Evie's family puts her in danger, Mag insists on offering Evie his protection. He has the skills to guard Evie's life, but as they grow closer, Mag realizes he'll need to come face-to-face with his demons to prove himself as the man who will protect her heart.

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About Kristen Ashley:

Kristen Ashley was born in Gary, Indiana, USA. She nearly killed her mother and herself making it into the world, seeing as she had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck (already attempting to accessorise and she hadn't taken her first breath!).

Kristen grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana but has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus she has been blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her posse is loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write.

Kristen was raised in a house with a large and multi-generational family. They lived on a very small farm in a small town in the heartland and existed amongst the strains of Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon and Whitesnake (and the wardrobes that matched).

Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music, clothes and love was a good way to grow up.

And as she keeps growing up, it keeps getting better.

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Yvette's Review:

As a HUGE fan of both Kristen Ashley’s Rock Chick Series and her Dream Man Series, can I just say, OMG?!?! I will gladly read anything by KA but a spin-off of two of her series?! It really doesn’t get any better than that (or so I thought). After reading and loving Quiet Man, aka Lottie and Mo’s story, I knew that Lottie set her matchmaking sights on Mo’s commando friends and her fellow exotic dancers from Smithie’s. First up is Evie and Mag’s book, Dream Maker, which kicks off a brand new series with a fast-paced, action-packed, unforgettable romance.

Sparks flew the moment Evan “Evie” Gardiner and Daniel “Mag” Magnusson met up for their blind date, but their first meeting doesn’t quite go as planned. A mysterious text and a late-night rendezvous land Evie into some serious trouble courtesy of her deadbeat family members. Said trouble not only draws out Mag’s protective instincts and kicks their budding romance into warp speed, but assembles the combined forces of the Rock Chicks, Smithie’s girls, and a bevy of take-charge, no-nonsense Alpha males. To say there’s never a dull moment in Dream Maker would be an understatement...

With a storyline that's rife with drama, danger, and suspense, Dream Maker is a book that'll keep you on the proverbial edge of your seat and have your pulse racing in anticipation. It's the tight-knit connection between the extensive cast of characters that's the heart of the narrative. Between Mag and Evie's whirlwind romance and Evie's indoctrination into the Rock Chick crew and the newly-appointed Dream Team, I didn't know whether to swoon or dissolve in a puddle of mush (although there was a lot of both happening on my part).

In addition to creating the best Alpha males (seriously, each one is as good as or better than the last), Kristen Ashley writes stories that are intense, emotional, sexy, and entertaining. She has this indefinable ability to evoke a variety of emotions with her words. It's this ability that not only makes me excited for each new release, but has me revisiting her previous books countless times while I wait for a new book. Dream Maker is another must-read romance from Kristen Ashley and I'm looking forward to both the next book in the series and to reading Dream Maker again and again.

*complimentary copy provided by author for an honest review

Rating: 5 Stars


Thursday, May 21, 2020

Huge Audio News from Lauren Blakely!!!

#1 New York Times bestselling author Lauren Blakely brings another exciting and sizzling audiobook to listeners in her upcoming title, A GUY WALKS INTO MY BAR. Releasing in audio August 17th and eBook August 21st, Lauren is thrilled to share that her first M/M romance will be performed in duet narration by two of her go-to leading men and narrators—Shane East and Joe Arden! These fan favorites will be heading into the studio next week via zoom to give voice to the witty, sexy, alpha heroes in this irresistible romance. Want a sneak peek? Keep your eyes open and ears peeled to Lauren’s social media pages. And don’t miss the special sample of Joe and Shane narrating the scene where their characters meet! We have that for you below!

Inspired by these two narrators and her admiration for their work, Lauren was driven by a desire to hear two of her favorite male voices paired together. That wish led her to write a book for them that turned into an enticing, standalone romance featuring a witty British bartender, a cocky American hockey player and the five-day fling in London that they swear won’t turn into anything more since they live across an ocean from each other...

With a full supporting cast playing their friends and family, this amazing audiobook also includes ten narrators to give listeners more of what they’ve been asking for—another full cast audiobook from Lauren Blakely! Andi Arndt, Ron Butler, Jakobi Diem, Vanessa Edwin, Stella Hunter, Zachary Webber, Emma Wilder and a special cameo from Sebastian York round out the cast to ensure a stunning experience for listeners. This passionate love story is just over 100,000 words, so get ready for a delicious, sexy-as-sin audiobook that will melt your heart and your earbuds! Check out all of the information about A GUY WALKS INTO MY BAR below and prepare to root for two of your favorite men as you fall in love with them all over again.




A passionate, utterly addictive standalone MM romance from #1 NYT Bestseller Lauren Blakely performed with duet narration by Joe Arden and Shane East!

Every bartender should follow one simple rule—don't go home with the customers.

That’s been easy for me to stick to, until the night a cocky, confident, and sinfully charming hockey star walks into my bar. This sexy athlete is too hard to resist, especially when he makes it clear how much he wants the “sarcastic, witty, hot AF” guy behind the bar—also known as me.

Still, I’m not keen on breaking my own rules since I know where that can lead—no place good.

But when that man makes his case with one bone-searing kiss on the streets of London, I throw resistance out the window.

What could go wrong with a hot, no-strings-attached fling before he leaves town in five days?

Trouble is, soon our nights together lead to days, to long conversations, to getting to know each other, and to something I never expected—falling ridiculously hard for a man who’s getting on a plane to America when I live a world away.

My life is here. His is there. And no amount of falling or feeling will change that one big problem.

Warning: contains hot hotel sex, loads of dirty talk, PDA all over London, and two sexy, witty, charming alpha heroes…

Performed with a full supporting cast including: Andi Arndt, Ron Butler, Jakobi Diem, Vanessa Edwin, Stella Hunter, Zachary Webber, Emma Wilder and with a cameo from Sebastian York.

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About Lauren Blakely:

Lauren Blakely writes sexy contemporary romance novels with heat,

heart, and humor, and her books have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks bestseller lists. Like the heroine in FAR TOO TEMPTING, she thinks life should be filled with family, laughter, and the kind of love that love songs promise. Lauren lives in California with her husband, children, and dogs. She loves hearing from readers! Her novels include Caught Up In Us, Pretending He's Mine, Playing With Her Heart, Trophy Husband, and Far Too Tempting. On November 21, she'll release the edgy new adult novel THE THRILL OF IT.  She also writes for young adults under the name Daisy Whitney.

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About the Narrators:

Shane East.jpgShane East:

Hailing from London, Shane's Brit accent frequently tops Audible’s bestseller list and is a favorite amongst romance’s top authors. He's a multi Audie Awards nominee, Earphones winner, and has been crowned romance narrator of the year by Audiofile Magazine, The Romantic Times and SOVAS. Fans enjoy his work so much they’ve even started a fan club called the Shaneiaks (on Facebook). And when not recording you can find him in the kitchen cooking up a storm.


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Joe Arden:

Joe Arden is one of the industry's most prolific narrators of Romance and Erotica. He has been nominated for multiple Audie and SOVAS Awards and has received AudioFile's Earphones award several times. When he isn't in the booth, Joe can be found training and fostering rescue pit bulls and restoring vintage motorcycles. He’s narrated in more than sixteen Lauren Blakely audiobooks.


Monday, May 4, 2020

99 Cents Mother's Day Sale from Entangled!

For a limited time only, you can grab all TWELVE of these standalone romances for less than a dollar!