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Annabeth triumphs with this first in a new series about hotshot firefighters

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a fabulous start to this new series from Annabeth.

It combines the camaraderie of her Out of Uniform series with the small town vibe of her Rainbow Cove books and I loved it.

Lincoln needed a shake or a good talking too so he got his head out of his backside but I totally got him.

Jacob is an honest and direct guy, he wants Linc, always has. But his dead brother’s ghost hangs over them both.

There’s angst, but it never becomes overwrought, Linc is struggling with his own feelings for Jacob and guilt about his best friend’s death.

I loved how Annabeth wound their relationship around the Smokejumper team’s first season following Wyatt’s death and how they tried to come to terms with his little brother taking his spot.

The chemistry between them is incendiary, touched with a sense of the forbidden, as Linc does his best to push Jacob away.

With danger on the edges constantly, this is a romance rollercoaster that ultimately leads to an explosive finish.

Grab it if you love hard-headed men with a soft centre and a feeling of family among a group of men who literally put their lives in each other’s hands.

#ARC kindly received from the publisher Carina Press via NetGalley in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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The Queen of slow burn banter nails the romance again

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love the way Anyta Sunday can take a slow burn romance and have the reader absolutely wrapped in the narrative as two people who everyone can see clearly are perfect for each other stumble their way into happiness.

This one gives us Mort’s story, last seen in the festive anthology entry Shrewd Angel where he was a secondary character helping out rock star Pax Polo and it’s a delicious mix of banter and witty dialogue coupled with intense yearning and lots of pining.

It’s a classic brother’s best friend/best friend’s younger brother romance, but there’s also a depth to the story which comes as the plot unfolds and more is found out about why Mort wasn’t with the family during their most difficult time.

There’s angsting because Felix still thinks Mort’s in love with his older brother (the said best friend Roch – and yes that might be meant to be pronounced rock ala the book’s instructions but sorry, I called him Roach all the way through in my head 😉 )

But ultimately there’s the gorgeous fall into love which Anyta is just so, so good at.

#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review

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Blog Tour: Strike A Chord by K.M. Neuhold

Strike A Chord | K.M. Neuhold

Replay #4

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MM Romance

Release Date: 14.05.19

Universal Link: http://mybook.to/SaCreplay

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Blurb

“You want to fake date me?”

Music is my life, my band is my heart and soul, and it’s all falling apart before my eyes.

A plan hatched from desperation as we both watch our careers burn down around us. Dating my best friend’s twin brother, Paris, who just so happens to be a gay icon at the moment seems like the perfect plan. And if we have a little fun along the way, where’s the harm in that? The band is spiraling, his football career is going up in flames, and the more the world falls down around us, the easier it is to get lost in each other.

But are stolen moments during our own busy schedules and hurried kisses hidden behind social media posts the basis for a real relationship, or is this just another thing that’s going to turn to dust in our hands?

**Strike a Chord is the fourth and final book in the Replay series. This series can be read in any order.

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Series Link: http://bit.ly/Replay-Series-KMNeuhold

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Excerpt

“Sure they do,” he argues, taking the bottle from me again and taking another sip. “‘Ris, the only person standing in your way right now is you. This is the one life you have; don’t you owe it to yourself to make it fucking incredible?”

“Yes,” I agree, my voice sounding husky to my own ears as my pulse thunders.

“So, what do you want more than anything?” he asks, rolling onto his side to face me.

Not a single thought passes through my mind before I do it. I’m all instinct and want, the gulps of tequila silencing the voice in the back of my mind that should surely be telling me it’s wrong.

Benji gasps when my mouth meets his. His lips are soft and yielding under mine, parted easily by the sweep of my tongue. His hands find my pecs while I grab onto his hips, just above the low-slung waist of his swimsuit.

Our numb lips and tequila-soaked tongues slide against each other artlessly. A bead of sweat trickles down my back, the heat of the island suffocating enough without the raging inferno between the two of us. It’s a wonder we don’t burst into flames.

Benji moans into my mouth, climbing onto my lap without breaking the kiss, his slight body covering mine as our tongues tangle. My heart is going wild as my fingers dig into Benji’s hips, feeling his cock as it hardens against my stomach.

I’ve replayed our one and only kiss over and over again throughout the years, the kiss that was never for me, and I was so sure I’d built it up to be better than it was. God was I wrong. Kissing Benji is like skydiving, exciting and terrifying all at once. It’s like the first day of summer vacation, full of possibility and promise. It’s so much better than I remembered.

About The Author

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K.M. Neuhold is a complete romance junkie, a total sap in every way. She started her journey as an author in new adult, MF romance, but after a chance reading of an MM book she was completely hooked on everything about lovely- and sometimes damaged- men finding their Happily Ever After together.

She has a strong passion for writing characters with a lot of heart and soul, and a bit of humor as well. And she fully admits that her OCD tendencies of making sure every side character has a full backstory will likely always lead to every book having a spin-off or series.

When she’s not writing she’s a lion tamer, an astronaut, and a superhero…just kidding, she’s likely watching Netflix and snuggling with her husky while her amazing husband brings her coffee.

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