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Betting the Bad Boy

Betting the Bad Boy
Behind the Bar #3
By: Stefanie London
Releasing May 8, 2017
Entangled Lovestruck

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Blurb
Self-confessed perfectionist Paige Thomas isn’t used to failing. But when a critical error in romantic judgment sends all her big city career dreams crashing down, she scrambles to find a job—any job—to make ends meet.

Noah Reid may as well have “trust issues” tattooed on his forehead. Being raised in the foster system didn’t give him a positive outlook on relationships, but now he’s looking after his best friend’s bar for one month, and he can’t do it alone.

Things get steamy when Noah hires Paige, but she’s determined not to repeat her mistakes and she bets Noah that she can keep her hands to herself while they’re working together. Too bad for her, Noah is an expert at breaking the rules…

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Author Info
Stefanie London is the USA Today bestselling author of over ten contemporary romances with humour, heat and heart. Growing up, Stefanie came from a family of women who loved to read. Thus, it was no surprise Stefanie was the sort of student who would read her English books before the semester started. After sneaking several literature subjects into her ‘very practical’ Business degree, she got a job in Communications. When writing emails and newsletters didn’t fulfil her creative urges, she turned to fiction and was finally able to write the stories that kept her mind busy at night.

Originally from Australia, she now lives in Toronto with her very own hero and is currently in the process of doing her best to travel the world. She frequently indulges in her passions for good coffee, lipstick, romance novels and zombie movies.

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Excerpt~

She held the blindfold while trying to ignore the flutter of excitement in her stomach. Her fingers toyed with the elasticated band meant to hold the mask in place.

“Both partners are going to get a turn at being blindfolded,” Libby said from the front of the room. “Between yourselves, pick who’s going to go first.”

Noah looked down at her, a smirk tugging at the corner of his lips. He ran a hand along his jaw, catching the reddish-gold bristles of his burgeoning beard. For a moment, Paige was totally captured with the idea of how the bristles might feel on her skin. Would they be smooth or rough? Would she shriek if he brushed them along her inner thigh?

“What do you say, new girl?” He cocked his head. “Would you rather do the blindfolding or be blindfolded?”

At that point she would have been happy to go all in— blindfolded, tied up, and held down.

Holy crap, would you listen to yourself? This is a work function, not a goddamn re-creation of Fifty Shades.

“Blindfolded,” she squeaked, thrusting the mask into his hands and spinning so quickly that she almost lost her footing.

“You know, I’ve never done this before.” His hand steadied her, the reassuring warmth of his touch seeping into her skin. Her bones felt like jelly.

“Blindfolded someone?” she asked, cringing at how shaky her voice sounded.

“Ah, no. I meant the taste test.” He chuckled as he slipped the mask over her eyes.

Heat rushed up to Paige’s cheeks. Of course he meant the taste test. What an idiot she was. Just because her brain was earning an R-rating tonight didn’t mean his was, too. She fought back a tremor as he brushed some loose hairs from her neck so he could adjust the strap on the mask.

Everything went dark, and Paige gripped the edge of the table for support.

Warm breath whispered over her ear, and she could tell he’d leaned in a little closer. The scent of coffee and faded cologne tempted her to turn her head toward the source.

“I’ve definitely blindfolded someone before, but it wasn’t for a taste test.”
Her breath hitched, and she was grateful that she’d had the presence of mind to hold on to something.

“Oh.”

He chuckled. “Yeah, that’s what she said.”

Holy. Freaking. Shit.

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Review ~
Betting the Bad Boy (Raising the Bar #3) by Stefani London
•Winning
And the series continues to grow! Now I KNOW I need to go back and read The Rules According to Grace (Raising the Bar #1)! I read Pretend It’s Love (Raising the Bar #2) and loved it too!! Yep awesome series. It’s hard to figure out what you want in life after too many disappointments, as well as being afraid of being left behind and being yet another disappointment to someone else. Its easier to be the one walking away… Isn’t it? You’ll have to read Betting the Bad Boy to find out how Noah and Paige’s turns out. But it’s more than worth it!! Grab yourself a perfect cappuccino and get to reading this, the banter between these two is off the charts! Each of the book within this series coincide with each other. Each one is it’s own standalone story. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC copy of this book via Tasty Book Tours through NetGalley for an honest blog tour review. Due to sexual and adult situations this novel is recommended for readers 18 and older.
Favorite Passages ~
•Caution: smiles may cause panties to spontaneously combust. If contact occurs, rinse under a cold shower…or ten.
•“What doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger, right?”
•You’re one inspirational quote from becoming a full-blown flower child.

 

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Pretend It’s Love

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PRETEND IT’S LOVE
Behind the Bar #2
By Stefanie London
Entangled Lovestruck

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One fake relationship shaken not stirred…

Bar manager Paul Chapman is sick of his family’s traditional ideals. Marriage, babies, and a white picket fence? Not his gig. But now that his ‘golden child’ big brother is tying the knot, Paul’s screwed. His ex will be there…and she’s having his cousin’s baby. Unless he wants to show up to the wedding alone and face his family’s scrutiny, he needs a girl on his arm. Now.
Cocktail specialist Libby Harris has spent her life earning the nickname Little Miss Perfect, all to win the love of her wealthy, controlling father. But she deviated from his plan, and now her business is on shaky ground. If it fails, she might as well kiss his respect-and her dream-good-bye. Her only hope? Convince the hottest bar in town to take on her product.

Luckily for her, the owner’s brother is sexy as sin and in need of a perfect girlfriend…

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Author Info
A voracious reader, USA Today Bestselling author, Stefanie London has dreamed of being an author her whole life. After sneaking several English Lit subjects into her very practical Business degree, she got a job in corporate communications. But it wasn’t long before she turned to romance fiction. She recently left her hometown of Melbourne to start a new adventure in Toronto and now spends her days writing contemporary romances with humour, heat and heart.

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Website: http://stefanie-london.com/

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Review~
PRETEND IT’S LOVE (Behind the Bar #2) by Stefanie London
•Two Birds One Stone
What an exciting love story, Stefanie has done it again! Once I started reading I couldn’t put it down until I finished, I had to know if Paul came around or kept his head in the sand.
Libby is set to launch her new business, Libby Gal Cocktails—a line of girlie infused vodkas and cocktail mixes. However a female reality celebrity has beat her to the punch by a month. Now all the businesses she had lined up for her launch are backing out and dropping her like flies in favor for the celebrity. Libby’s father wants her to stop her nonsense and go back to medical school. Her parents have never shown her the unconditional love and support that she’s seen with family’s around her.
Paul enjoys being the bar manager for the bar that his brother runs. However he feels like he couldn’t measure up to his brother’s success, he is always in his shadow. When he finds out that Stella, his ex is going to not only be at his brother’s wedding with her husband who is not only Paul’s cousin, but the guy she cheated on Paul with, but she’s pregnant too. He knows he’s got to figure out a way to find someone he trusts enough to bring to the wedding, it’s in six weeks!
Libby needs a bar to take a chance and showcase her cocktails and Paul needs a perfect girlfriend for the wedding. It’s a perfect solution for what they both need, a complete fake relationship. With ground rules in place of course… It’s a business deal only, no emotions, no falling in love~ easy since neither do relationships. No sex with anyone.. Doesn’t matter that they’re both extremely attracted to each other. You’ll have to read PRETEND IT’S LOVE to find out what happens between Libby and Paul. By the time I finished reading this story my cheeks hurt from smiling or laughing. Although this is the second book in the series, each story is a standalone  novel that coincides with each other. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC copy of this book via Tasty Book Tours through NetGalley in exchange for an honest blog tour review. Due to sexual situations, this book is recommended for readers 17 and older.
Favorite Passages ~
~ The gorgeous ones always made you pay with more than you could afford. They were like credit card debt: trouble from the beginning and hard to get over.
~ “That promise is about as solid as cotton candy.”
~ It would be easy to stay warm and cozy inside her comfort zone, but there was nothing there for her anymore.
~ Today would be the day she let her heart do the talking, and she’d have an answer one way or another.
~ “Besides, boys are stupid. We can’t crucify them for every little mistake.”

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🎄SYNOPSIS🎄
It’s so nice when he’s naughty

Stella Jackson would rather stab herself in the eye with her own stiletto than return to England. Especially in winter. But to fulfill her grandfather’s last wish, she has to spend Christmas at the estate she inherited from him…with the one man she wishes she could forget.

Self-made millionaire Evan Foss wants one thing from Stella—her estate. But thanks to their rocky past, he’s the last person she’ll sell to. So when she takes him up on a bet, with the estate as the prize, Evan can’t believe his luck. The only problem is that seeing her now, sexy and all grown up, tempts Evan to finish what started years ago between them.

🎄ABOUT STEFANIE LONDON🎄
USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance with humour, heat and heart. Also llamas.

Originally from Melbourne, Australia Stefanie now lives in Toronto, Canada with her wonderful husband. She loves to read, collect lipsticks, watch zombie movies and drink coffee.

Her bestselling book, Pretend It’s Love, is a 2016 Romantic Book of the Year finalist with the Romance Writers of Australia.

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EXCERPT~
When she was confident Mr. Sexy Brit had turned his attention away, she risked a glance in his direction. The hard line of his jaw made her eyes linger. He had the kind of features that demanded attention. Arresting features. In an alternate universe she might have broken her “no small talk” rule to flirt with him. On paper he ticked all the boxes for an ideal travel fling. Sexy accent? Check. A body made for keeping warm? Check. A mega-watt smile worthy of holiday snaps? Double check.
But Stella didn’t flirt. Nor did she have flings—of the holiday variety or any other variety. Returning to her magazine, she lost herself in the stylish perfection. As soon as the final check and the safety demonstration were complete, she was going to stick her headphones on and block the world out.
“Miss?” Mr. Sexy Brit leaned into the aisle to get her attention. “Have we met before? You seem familiar.”
Stella laughed. She’d heard that one before and it was disappointingly unoriginal. In her fantasy universe, his pick-up line would have been much wittier. More Hugh Grant-esque. She turned to give him a polite but firm brush-off, and saw his face up close for the first time. That flawless, fair skin, those glacial pale green eyes, full lips curved into a curious smile. Features that she knew could turn to stone in an instant.
He stuck out his hand. “I’m E—”
“Evan Foss.”
Recognition slammed into her hard and fast. Like a bucket of ice water, it shocked her system and stunned her into speechlessness. How had she not seen it straight away? His eyes were ever so slightly down-turned and crowned with heavy brows. She knew them well because she’d stared at those eyes for hours as a young girl. She’d stared into them as she’d unbuttoned her blouse…
Oh God, she was going to be stuck next to him for the whole flight without escape.
Blood rushed in her ears, roaring like an ocean of panic as her confidence evaporated into thin air. This was not how things were supposed to go down.
“Stella?” He studied her face.
Suddenly she was a girl again, gangly-limbed and all kinds of awkward. He’d had the same effect on her back then. One ice-cold glance and she was powerless to communicate with anything other than the bob of her head.
“I wasn’t expecting to see you until you arrived at the estate,” he replied, his head cocked. She could already sense the cogs turning in his mind. No doubt he would be trying to figure out how to twist this situation to his advantage.
“Me either.”
She would’ve had her game plan sorted by then. She would have gone in as the hard-nosed, savvy business woman she’d become and told him where to shove his proposal. This time she would have rejected him.

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REVIEW ~

MILLIONAIRE UNDER THE MISTLETOE by Stefanie London
• Letting Go
Stella promised her grandfather on his deathbed that she’d spend one more month and Christmas at the estate before deciding what to do with it. She hates the cold and would rather spend this time surfing at home in Australia instead of England.
Evan wants to convince Stella to sell her family’s estate to him. Everything he knows about the hotel business is because of Nicholas, he wants to fix it, but also personally cares about the property where he grew up too.
Although Stella still finds Evan attractive, she has absolutely NO intention of selling the estate to Evan. He crushed her once and she refuses to give him a chance. He challenges her to a bet with the estate being the prize. Can he convince her, or will he lose his chance? Stella has grown into a sexy, beautiful woman, which makes her even more tempting than she used to be. What will Stella decide to do? What happens between Stella and Evan? You’ll have to read MILLIONAIRE UNDER THE MISTLETOE to find out. I enjoyed the feisty banter between them. They both have life lessons to learn before they can let go of their pasts to live for the future. I received an ARC via IndieSagePR and Entangled Publishing through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Due to sexual situations, this book is recommended for readers 17 and older!
FAVORITE PASSAGES
~ You know why you’re here, thank you for being the shining star in my life.
~ The only way you’ll see the stars is if you brave the dark.