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What About Us

What About Us (Bluff Harbor Book 2) by Emma Tharp
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Synopsis ~
Torn between her desire for the guy who has her heart and her loyalty to her best friend, Kate Bergman knows she must break her own heart to give her broken and fragile friend a shot at happiness.

But letting go of River McEwan is the hardest thing she’s ever done. Moving on is even harder–especially when River doesn’t want to let her go. As the two resist their passion for one another, Kate uncovers the truth about her best friend. As the three of them forge a new path of friendship and discovery, tragedy strikes. Now, it’s up to Kate to fight for the only man she’s ever loved. But can she make River forget about the past to find a future together?

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Excerpt ~
“Do you have any idea in that gorgeous head of yours how difficult it’s going to be for us to just be friends?” River pushes a stray hair from my face, looking directly in my eyes.

He walks up to me and stands entirely too close.
I can smell him and feel his warm breath against my face
River’s voice gets low, and he wipes at my eyes with the pads of his fingers. “I keep trying to force myself to have feelings for Willow, but I think it’s impossible.”
“Why?” I ask between sobs.
“Do you really want to know why, Kate?”
“Yes, tell me.”
River presses the hard lines of his body into mine and puts his hands on my face. “It’s really simple. It’s because she isn’t you.” River stares into my eyes and slowly inches his lips to mine. There’s so much want behind it, deep and powerful, as if he’s trying to possess me—own me. It’s like this every time River kisses me.

Before I know it. River’s face is in my hair as he whispers in my ear. “I want to touch you so bad.” I shiver at the feel of his warm breath smelling of soda and River.
“You can’t,” I say under my breath. “Please stop. They’re going to see.”
“You’re so close to me. I miss you.” His hand moves back up my leg.
My heart melts. I miss him too, and all I want to do is be close to him. I can’t let him know I agree, though. “I’m sorry,” I whisper, and I shift my legs so they are on top of Lane’s.

Before I can say anything, he puts his arms around me, planting his lips so harshly to mine I can barely register what’s happening.
The kiss is powerful. Filled with urgency and desire.
Far be it for me to stop him now, because I’m hungry for it. I want this closeness with him, and all of the resolve I’ve had built up is suddenly knocked down with one kiss. Lips to lips, tongue to tongue, all I can breathe is River.

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Review ~
What About Us (Bluff Harbor Book 2) by Emma Tharp
• Love
What am amazing continuation to River and Kate’s story.. You’ll have to read What About Us (Book Two in the Bluff Harbor Series) to find out whether or not they end up with the HEA at the conclusion or what happens. There’s a LOT of emotion and love throughout this book and series, will love conquer? I thoroughly enjoyed reading both books. Although this is book two of the series which picks up where book one ends, you could read this as a standalone story, but I recommend reading both…. Just because I love them both! I voluntarily reviewed an ARC copy of this book via IndieSagePR for an honest blog tour review. Due to sexual situations and adult language, this book is recommended for readers 18 and older!

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About the Author
Emma was raised in upstate NY. Being an only child, she spent a great deal of time alone dreaming up characters that would keep her company on long family road trips. Putting her writing on the back burner, she went to college and became a chiropractor. After spending 14 years healing patients, Emma decided—with the help of her amazingly supportive husband—to use the creative side of her brain and let her characters come to the page.

If she’s not writing, Emma can be found at the gym, one of her kids sporting events, Starbucks, or at a live music event.

A perfect day for Emma would be spent at her lake house with her husband, two ginger-haired children, and Vizsla, reading a book and drinking a large cup of coffee (or wine) with music playing in the background.

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What About Her (Bluff Harbor Book 1) by Emma Tharp
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Synopsis ~
Six months ago, Kate Bergman’s best friend left their dorm room and never came back…
Now, Kate can’t shake the feeling that Willow, her dearest childhood friend, is still out there, still alive, and still needs her. But nobody is on her side–not even River McEwan, Willow’s boyfriend. After all, the three of them used to be inseparable.
When a professor forces Kate and River to work together on a joint research project, a new challenge surfaces. Suddenly, their renewed friendship flares into something more.
Soon, River is enticing Kate to do things she’s never dreamed of. But while she can’t imagine walking away from River, Kate can’t stop thinking about Willow. How can she give herself to him when he belongs to her best friend?

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Review ~
What About Her (Bluff Harbor Book 1) by Emma Tharp
• Future
What am amazing story of getting through grief and loss. Is Willow truly gone forever? You’ll have to read What About Her (Book One in the Bluff Harbor Series) to find out. This story ends on somewhat of a cliffhanger… Luckily What About Us (Book Two in the Bluff Harbor Series) is available now!! I voluntarily reviewed an ARC copy of this book via IndieSagePR for an honest blog tour review. Due to sexual situations and adult language, this book is recommended for readers 18 and older!
Favorite Passage ~
• “With hope in our hearts, with love in our eyes, we open our hearts, start living our lives.”

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🏈Draft Day ~ A ​BWWM Sports Romance🏈

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Title: Draft Day: A BWWM Sports Romance
Author: Toya King
Genre: Interracial Romance, Sports Romance, New Adult Romance
Release Date: December 26th, 2016

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DESCRIPTION:
Tyler

I’m riding high. A successful college football career means I’m about to sign with the NFL — and I have all the women I want.

When Deja shows up at my football practice, I’m shocked at the changes in her. When we were in foster care as kids, I always protected her, and she needs me more than ever.

I’m determined to take care of her — but will I be forced to choose between her and my career?

Deja
Tyler was the only real bright spot in my life growing up. Maybe I don’t deserve to be in his life anymore, but turning to him when I hit rock bottom is the only choice that makes sense.

I can’t help wanting more from him than friendship. He has the brightest future imaginable, and if I’m not careful, I could drag him down with me.

He’s like a beacon lighting my way to a better path… if I can find the strength to follow it. But will he be waiting for me when I get there?

Draft Day is a steamy standalone, full-length interracial football sports romance. It’s only recommended for audiences 18+. No cheating. No cliffhangers. Guaranteed HEA.

Author’s Note: This book is intended for mature audiences only. It contains graphic adult language and explicit sexuality. It is not intended for readers under the age of 18. Reader discretion is advised. Draft Day is a steamy standalone, interracial (bwwm) football romance novel with an HEA and no cliffhangers.
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TOYA KING’S AUTHOR BIO:

Toya King is a romance author from the Midwest who writes about smart, sexy, sassy women and hot, possessive alpha males. Her favorite bad boys to write about include sports players, mafia, bikers, billionaires, and the bad-ass next door. You can find her cooking, reading, or traveling when she’s not busy working on her next release.

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🏈Review🏈

Draft Day (A BWWM Sports Romance) by Toya King
•Love
Wow what an amazing story!
Deja needed out of an abusive relationship, but had no idea how to make it out successfully. She happened to see a news report about her childhood friend and protector Tyler. Realizing he’d been just down the road playing college football and knew he’d protect her again. She packed up everything she owned, quit her job and hit the road to reunite with him. Will he remember her, and if he does will he throw her away like everyone else has in the past or will he care for her like he did when they were teens?
Tyler has everything going the way he always wanted. After working hard during his college football career, he’s on his way toward his dream of being drafted by one of the NFL teams on draft day. He can have any woman he wants since they fall at his feet. He’s buried his childhood so deep not even his friends know what he went through. That is until Deja shows up with a black eye unexpected at practice and needs his help. He always cared for and protected her while in their foster home, how could he possibly turn her away now? But will prosecuting bet cost him his NFL dream?
To read the twists, turns and heartache between Tyler and Deja you’ll have to read DRAFT DAY. It is a great story of struggles, commitment and love, right up to the end. Draft Day is a steamy standalone, interracial (bwwm) football romance novel with an HEA and no cliffhangers. I received an EXCLUSIVE copy via Bookfunnel in exchange for an honest review. Due to sexual content this novel is recommended for readers 18 and older!

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🌙SYNOPSIS🌙
How do you live with yourself when you don’t even know who you are?
On a chill October night, a girl goes missing setting the small town of Oakridge on edge. James has spent the last five years running from a past that still haunts him to this day. Now he finds himself thrust back into a life he thought he left behind. Finding out his new home may be haunted and reconnecting with an old friend while being thrust into a murder mystery, James finds himself trying to figure out which end is up while questioning his own sanity.

**AUTHOR’S NOTE** Buried Secrets is a New Adult, mystery thriller with very little romance but heavy on the suspense.

🌙ABOUT J.C. Valentine🌙
J.C. Valentine is the USA Today and International bestselling author of the Night Calls and Wayward Fighters Series and the Forbidden Series. Her vivid imagination and love of words and romance had her penning her own romance stories from an early age, which, despite being poorly edited and written longhand, she forced friends and family members to read. No, she isn’t sorry.
J.C. earned her own happily ever after when she married her high school sweetheart. Living in the Northwest, they have three amazing children and far too many pets and spend much of their free time together enjoying movies or the outdoors. Among the many hats she wears, J.C. is an entrepreneur. Having graduated with honors, she holds a Bachelor’s in English and when she isn’t writing, you can find her editing for fellow authors.

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🌙 Excerpt 🌙

Blackness surrounded him, its endless pools of ink swallowing him whole. He couldn’t see his hand in front of his face, but he felt the terror seeping through his skin, past his bones and making its way down to his very soul.

James knew he was in the throes of one of his nightmares again. He could never make out a thing, just knew the feeling it left him with.

He tried to make himself wake up, but couldn’t find his way out. The feeling that someone was coming for him caused panic to swell and his heart to accelerate, threatening to break free from his chest.

Not knowing what was coming, fear lacerating his insides, James started to run blindly. In his bed, his feet kicked out wildly, tangling in the linens and ratcheting up his terror, because to James, he was trapped.

His breathing labored and coming in short, sharp bursts, James cried out at the same time his body bolted upright in the bed. Sweat beaded on his brow and dampened his skin, his clothes suctioned to his body uncomfortably. He was clammy and winded, shaken, but he already felt better for knowing he was free from that awful feeling of suffocating terror that had threatened to overtake him just moments ago.

Scrubbing his hands down his face, James breathed deeply, hanging his head to his chest while his body calmed. As his adrenalin levels normalized, and he began to feel more like himself, James gave a final sigh of relief. Stabbing his fingers through his hair, he was readying himself to try to go back to sleep when he looked up and choked on his breath.

His entire body went rigid in an instant. His breathing, his heartbeat. Everything ceased to work. In the next instant James threw himself back against his headboard, fear gripping him once again.

He couldn’t believe what he was seeing. He would chance rubbing his eyes to be sure his vision was true, only he was too frightened of what he would find once he opened them again.
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🌙 Review 🌙

BURIED SECRETS by J.C. Valentine
•Full of Twists and Turns
Definitely full of intriguing mystery around each corner. You think you have an idea about what’s going on, but in the end it’s like life do you really know?
After leaving Oakridge, the town he’d grown up in and moved away to Ohio James was happier, until his father moved them back. There were too many memories he’d buried about this place, he just wanted out and never to return. This is definitely not a love story, but well a well written suspenseful mystery. J.C. Valentine can write ant genre and you’re sucked in waiting to see what happens next. I received an ARC via IndieSage in exchange for an honest blog tour review.

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