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Release Blitz: Crazy Little Thing Cold Love by Colette Davison

Crazy Little Thing Cold Love | Colette Davison

A Destination Daddies Story

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Release Date: June 24th, 2022

Cover Artist: Colette Davison

Photographer: Eric McKinney

Model: Patrick H

Heat Rating: 4 flames

Length: 69,000 words

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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Blurb

Can two very different men turn an intense holiday romance into lasting love?

Jude

I shoot my mouth off and hide behind my smile as I try—and fail—to fill the void inside. Nothing has felt right since I was medically discharged from the army. Can there be more to life than a dead-end job and meaningless hook-ups?

Kasper

I didn’t expect to win a Cuffd Destinations holiday, let alone meet a sexy guy who’s fun to be around. Jude doesn’t think he’s a Daddy, but I’m going to prove him wrong. Who knows what we might discover along the way?

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Crazy Little Thing Cold Love is part of the Destination Daddies Season Two multi-author series. It features an emotionally scarred army veteran, a bubbly boy who sees the world in a unique way, summer snow, lots of steam, and a happy ending. Each book can be read as a standalone, but there are so many destinations and Daddies to discover, why not grab them all?

Trigger warning for mentions of PTSD, flashbacks, and nightmares. It is a standalone story, but Jude appeared in His Boy to Cherish as a side character

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Excerpt

I found a spare stool at the bar and ordered a drink. It took me about thirty seconds to notice I was sitting next to a muscly guy with blond hair and bright blue eyes. He had his back to the wall while nursing a tumbler of scotch on the rocks as he surveyed the room. He was Hollywood’s definition of gorgeous. Not that it would matter if he didn’t have a personality to match his roguish good looks and body builder-scale muscles. I hadn’t talked to him yet, which meant another twizzle stick was about to be mine.

“Hi,” I said, gesturing towards his lanyard. “I’m mint leaves, and you are…?”

“Light rum.”

Flashes of hot pink ignited at the edges of my vision, dominating the other colours already dancing there. The colour of his voice was beautiful, which was a good start.

“Really? That means that together, we’re a mojito.”

The man laughed. “I think we’re missing a few ingredients.” Vibrant pink swirled and undulated with the rhythm of his words.

“Maybe a mojito in potential?”

He laughed louder while I motioned to the barman.

“Light rum and mint leaves,” I told him.

He nodded, checked off our combination on a list, and gave us a twizzle stick. Twenty-four. I had more than hot-pink guy.

“How come you’re not mixing?” I asked.

“I’m talking to you, aren’t I?”

It was my turn to laugh. “Now you are, but you were alone when I came over.”

“I needed a breather.”

“Yeah, me too.” I turned around to face away from the bar and leant against it. I’m Kasper, by the way.” I held my hand out.

“Jude.”

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About the Author

Colette’s personal love story began at university, where she met her future husband. An evening of flirting, in the shadow of Lancaster castle, eventually led to a fairytale wedding.

She’s enjoying her own ‘happy ever after’ in the north of England with her husband, two beautiful children and her writing.

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Eden brings out all the banter and heat for this frenemies romance

Mike Bravo Ops Rogue EbookRogue by Eden Finley

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved Iris and Saint’s book but I have to say, Trav and Dylan have taken my heart and wrapped themselves round it so tight I don’t think they’ll ever leave.

The opening chapter, which takes place seven years before this story, was insanely hot, like we’re taking straight into one of the most volcanically explosive sex scenes I’ve read.

But what made it special is, even from then, you could tell there was more to it than just the lustful fulfilment of desire.

They spend the next seven years with the ex-Ranger driving the DEA agent round the twist, teasing, offering him insights into cases which he’s able to complete and lock up the bad guys and always with the offer of his body for another night of passion.

Trav’s smitten from the off and he wants Dylan to be his forever – although he’s also terrified of those feelings and does his best to push the other man away with his constant joking around.

On his part, Dylan keeps his feelings locked up tight and Trav’s constant goofball, Labrador style exuberance whenever they meet, is getting harder and harder to resist. He knows Trav wants him, because he never stops telling him but Dylan can’t trust that he means it for more than another night.

What I absolutely adored the most about this book is there’s no stupid misunderstandings, there’s no beating about the bush, no manipulation or manufactured drama. When Dylan comes to Trav for help, there’s no question he’ll put his life on the line to save him.

This book had everything I want in a romantic suspense, ex-military/Government Agency caper – it was funny, it was hot, it had action and adventure. It had my pulse racing, adrenalin pounding through my veins as the danger stakes got higher and higher.

It has pining, it has double crossing dirty agents, it has mishaps and RPG launchers (blame Iris, it’s always Iris), it has Princess Smushy Face making a guest appearance and it has the rest of Mike Bravo doing what they do best – kicking butt and saving the day.

The tattoo scene towards the end of the book is both one of the most hilarious things I’ve read while also being one of the most romantic and it’s this wonderful on the edge feeling that Eden so skilfully employs throughout.

There’s various options on the cards for who’s up next but I’m really hoping we’re getting Atlas’ romance next because I think that’s going to be a doozy.

Also, this cover –  phoar!

#ARC kindly received from the author via Foreward PR. I voluntarily reviewed this book.

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Release Blitz: The Soldier & The Bodyguard by RJ Scott

The Soldier & The Bodyguard | RJ Scott

Ellery Mountain #10

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Release Date: June 17th, 2022

Publisher: Love Lane Books

Cover Design: Meredith Russell

Length: 60,000 words

Universal Link: https://rjscott.co.uk/read-soldierbodyguard

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Blurb

Someone wants JC dead, and Adrian is the only thing standing in the way. Has war followed them home? Or is something more sinister at play?

JC struggles to understand his place in the world, and despite being wealthy beyond imagination, he’s never found real happiness outside of his friendship with Adrian. Enlisting in the army is his attempt at finding purpose, but tragedy strikes, and only the Ellery Veterans Center can help put back the pieces of his shattered life. With a bullet fragment in his brain and seemingly no chance of ever being the man he once was, he begins to lose hope.

Adrian didn’t hesitate to follow his best friend to war, but with their unit decimated in an ambush and JC bleeding into the dirt, Adrian buries his hopes for the future to keep the man he loves safe. Acting as JC’s bodyguard means he is secure for now, but threats from an unknown person escalate to attempted murder, and Adrian has no choice but to take JC and run. When the Sanctuary Foundation intervenes and takes them into their care, they might be safe, but revealed secrets could destroy everything.

Sometimes, even if love finds a way through tragedy, it can be impossible to imagine forever.

This book features characters from RJ’s action-adventure romantic suspense Sanctuary series, but you do not have to have read Sanctuary to enjoy this story. This best-friend-to-lover, hurt-comfort romance has bodyguards, threats, found family, and a guaranteed love-filled happily ever after.

This book was previously released to newsletter subscribers as a serial.

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Ellery Mountain Series

The Firefighter and the Cop – http://rjscott.co.uk/Read-FiremanCop

The Teacher and the Soldier – http://rjscott.co.uk/TeacherSoldier

The Carpenter and the Actor – http://rjscott.co.uk/Read-CarpenterActor

The Doctor and the Bad Boy – http://rjscott.co.uk/Read-doctorbadboy

The Paramedic and the Writer – http://rjscott.co.uk/Read-ParamedicWriter

The Barman and the SEAL – http://rjscott.co.uk/Read-BarmanSeal

The Agent and the Model – http://rjscott.co.uk/Read-AgentModel

The Sinner and the Saint – http://rjscott.co.uk/Read-SinnerSaint

The Gardener and the Marine – https://rjscott.co.uk/read-gardenermarine

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Excerpt

Every time I lied to him another small part of me died.

“At this time, given everything I have here, our recommendation remains one of therapy…”

I glanced over at JC’s grandmother, Georgina, who was sitting upright in her chair and showing no emotion. That was her upbringing, her station, her belief in what was right, but I’d seen her cry. Hell, I’d held her when she sobbed; so, I knew that the surface was calm, but under it all, there was indescribable grief. The three of us left the office—JC still holding my hand, leaning on me for support—and we made our way back to the car with careful and slow steps. The chauffeur opened the door for us, and as soon as we were inside, Georgina turned to me with determination.

“I found a place in Tennessee, rehab, horticultural therapy. There are stables nearby, no paparazzi, no one would know he was there. I want JC to go.”

My chest tightened. What would he do without me next to him? What would I do without caring for him and loving him the best way I could?

“To Tennessee?”

JC used my shoulder as a headrest and closed his eyes, mumbling something under his breath.

“They won’t come to us here,” she pursed her lips, “but I understand why. There’s affection at the center, warmth, love, and support.”

“Okay, if it’s the right place for him, then I’ll take him there,” I insisted. But I wouldn’t leave him. Hell, I was already making plans to rent close to wherever he was, just a small place where I could see him every day. I didn’t care if we were co-dependent because I knew him better than I knew myself, and I was staying.

“I don’t want you just to take him; I want you to go with him and stay. As his…” She waved a hand as if she expected me to fill in the words.

“Friend?” I suggested with caution.

“You’re his friend already. At this moment in time, he needs more than just a friend; he needs you to step up and keep him safe from the threats that circulate around this damn family.” She dipped her head, as if she couldn’t believe she’d cursed. “Away from his parents, and I need you to create a security team. I need you to be his bodyguard.”

“Okay.”

“To never leave his side.”

“I won’t ever leave his side.”

“To keep my grandson safe.”

“You have my word.”

She reached over and took my hand, glancing at JC, who had drifted into sleep. “I know you love him more than you let him know.” She couldn’t know how much I loved JC. Could she? Not even JC knew what I really felt.

“I don’t…” Words were hard, but her perception was legendary.

“You don’t need to lie to me. Love my grandson, wholly and completely, and keep him safe.” She laced her fingers with mine.

I nodded. “Always.”

About The Author

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RJ Scott, author of M/M romance.

Writing love stories with a happy ever after – cowboys, heroes, family, hockey, single dads, bodyguards

USA Today bestselling author RJ Scott has written over one hundred anf fifty romance books. Emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys, single dads, hockey players, millionaires, princes, bodyguards, Navy SEALs, soldiers, doctors, paramedics, firefighters, cops, and the men who get mixed up in their lives, always with a happy ever after.

She lives just outside London and spends every waking minute she isn’t with family either reading or writing. The last time she had a week’s break from writing, she didn’t like it one little bit, and she has yet to meet a box of chocolates she couldn’t defeat.

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