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Absolutely joyous romance with nothing but feel good emotions

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love Aimee Nicole’s romantic suspense books, but sometimes you just want to read an honest love story without any drama and this one is just that.

It’s just a joyously happy narrative which still engages the senses as two very different men prove that love really does come out of nowhere.

I loved every bit of this, from Nova’s amazing family, his insanely cute and precocious daughter and the excellent relationship he had with his ex-husband and his new partner.

Jimmy’s mother and grandmother were also a delight, even though they’re off kn a cruise for more than half the book.

You’d think that without a secondary plot to hook tension on, that there’d be nothing to hold the reader’s attention.

You’d be wrong, there’s just so much emotion and humour and the excitement of falling in love that it captivates from start to finish.

I’m looking forward to more in this series.

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

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Release Blitz: Invisible Strings by Aimee Nicole Walker

Invisible Strings | Aimee Nicole Walker

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Release Date: May 19th, 2021

Cover Design: Natasha Snow

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Blurb

Magnetic as the Sun

Jimmy Alsop, a vivacious journalist, longs to trade his sheltered life for a summer of adventure but lacks the confidence to launch his stellar plan.

Lonely as the Moon

Nova Skye, an aloof scientist, wants to resuscitate his dead love life but hasn’t found the right man to kickstart his guarded heart.

Eclipse of the Heart

Sparks fly when a chance encounter drops Jimmy and Nova into the same orbit. Though their approach to life and love couldn’t be more different, they’re inexplicably drawn together as if connected by an invisible string. With nothing to lose but their inhibitions, Jimmy and Nova embark on an epic adventure of discovery.

Passions soar with the sultry Savannah temperatures, and soon, their carefree summer becomes something more profound and beautiful than either man bargained for.

But are the ties that bind sturdy enough to withstand a lifetime, or will they fray after a season?

Invisible Strings is a standalone novel within the Sinister in Savannah universe. Jimmy was introduced in Mr. Perfect, but it is not necessary to read that book first. Invisible Strings is a contemporary romance, where the other Savannah books are romantic suspense. We have heat, humor, and heart, but there are no homicides in this book, y’all.

Invisible Strings contains mature content and is intended for adults eighteen and older

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“I’ve never in my life had a penchant for a Daddy lifestyle, but I’m sorely tempted to bend you over my knee and spank your ass,” Nova growled.

“Or you could just bend me over.”

Nova pointed down the trail. “It’s time to go.”

Instead of baiting him more, Jimmy pushed off and headed in the direction of the parking lot. Nova rode up alongside him a moment later. The energy radiating off him wasn’t anger; it was something much more potent and desirable. They rode in silence back to Jimmy’s car and didn’t speak again until after they’d loaded the bikes and driven away.

“Where to?” Jimmy asked.

Nova rattled off the name of an ice cream parlor near his house. “The hero deserves an ice cream cone.”

“I can think of a better reward,” Jimmy said.

Nova smirked. “In due time.”

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About the Author

Ever since she was a little girl, Aimee Nicole Walker entertained herself with stories that popped into her head. Now she gets paid to tell those stories to other people.

She wears many titles—wife, mom, and animal lover are just a few of them. Her absolute favorite title is champion of the happily ever after. Love inspires everything she does, music keeps her sane, and coffee is the magic elixir that fuels her day.

She’d love to hear from you

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Release Blitz: Reinventing Cato by Barbara Elsborg

Reinventing Cato | Barbara Elsborg

Unfinished Business #3

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Release Date: March 24th, 2021

Length: 111,000 words

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Blurb

Fate is not always written in the stars…

Being headhunted by NASA might be his ultimate dream, but Cato’s life still sucks. He’s tired of anonymous one-night stands. He’s tired of being lonely. And, frankly, he’s tired of himself. As the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve, he realises the only thing to do if he wants to be happy is to reinvent himself.

Persuaded by his sister to spend New Year’s Eve in Scotland with his parents, Vigge can’t escape the memory of why their family fractured eighteen years ago, and his part in it. He’s channelled the guilt he feels into finding truth and justice for others, but his own life is empty and cold.

A chance encounter at a snowbound airport has Vigge and Cato colliding in more ways than one. Someone seems to have it in for Cato, and as Vigge gets drawn into the mess of Cato’s life, he finds himself falling for the sexy scientist.

If only Vigge can make peace with his past and step away from the darkness, they just might have a chance at a future as bright as Cato’s beloved stars.

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They didn’t get through Kendal until after midday. Vigge decided to top up the fuel and buy food and water, in case they got stranded. When he turned into the petrol station, Cato opened his eyes and sat up. “Are we nearly there yet?”

“That was an excellent imitation of a bratty teenager.” It was.

“Well, are we?”

“No.”

Cato put on his glasses. “I’ll get the fuel. You want something to eat?”

“If you fill the car, I’ll buy the food.”

Cato grabbed his coat and put it on before he got out of the car. As Vigge headed across the forecourt, Cato shouted, “Buy condoms. The ribbed ones. Extra-large. And pineapple-flavoured lube. And I hope you’ve brought your handcuffs.”

 Vigge spun round, horrified, but there was no one around to hear.

Cato grinned. “Do the best you can.”

Vigge shivered. He should have put his coat on too. It was icy cold. He slipped into the shop and sighed. Not much choice on a snowy New Year’s Day. He picked up a basket and put in bottles of water, chocolate bars, crisps, two warm cheese and onion pasties—the only hot food they had—and a box of mince pies. His mother hadn’t offered any rings of the cake and Vigge hadn’t wanted to ask again.

Cato came in to pay while Vigge stood at the coffee machine. He looked down at Vigge’s basket. “Browsing for food to sustain us just in case we’re cut off in the middle of nowhere and it turns out that you don’t find me very appetising? Though I find that very hard to believe.”

“Food to sustain us?”

“You’re not going to share? Do you have no sense of Christian charity?”

“No. Want a coffee?”

“Black please. No sugar.”

 Vigge filled two paper cups and went to pay.

“Did you get the other stuff? If they don’t have pineapple flavour, I can cope with coconut. But the extra-large condoms are a must-have.”

The guy behind the counter turned beet-red.

“I’ll go back to the car and warm it up.” Vigge hurried out of the shop before he laughed.

When Cato came out carrying a plastic bag, Vigge wondered what he’d bought. Cato settled in the seat next to him and wriggled out of his coat.

“I’ll eat as I drive. You can feed me,” Vigge said.

Once Cato had fastened his seatbelt, Vigge set off. Cato picked up the bag of stuff Vigge had purchased and chuckled.

“The good news is we’re not going to be short of chocolate. The bad, you didn’t buy condoms and lube.” He pouted. “If we get stranded, we’re going to be bored. We need something to do to keep us warm.”

Cato pushed the pasty to Vigge’s lips and he bit into it.

“We could play I Spy,” Cato said as he chewed his own pasty. “I spy with my little eye, something beginning with S.”

“Snow.”

“You guessed. Though you’re a policeman so… I spy with my little eye, something beginning with S.”

“Again?”

“Yep.”

“Snowflake.”

“I give up. This pasty’s not bad. Thank you. I missed breakfast.”

He kept feeding Vigge bites until it had all gone. Vigge licked his lips, then froze as Cato’s fingers brushed his cheek.

“You’re a messy eater. I’ll remember that.”

 Vigge glanced at him and found Cato smiling. Oh God. “What did you buy in there?”

“I was spoilt for choice. So many things that would make great presents for next Christmas, but I’d just forget I’d bought them. I was tempted by a Santa Claus that swayed his hips and winked when you pressed on his stomach. Bit too low in my opinion. Obviously designed by some pervert. But this was irresistible.” Cato pulled out a chocolate advent calendar. “Reduced to ten pence. Bargain. We can open random days. There’s a joke under each door. Choose a door.”

“Thirteen.”

Vigge found a chocolate being pushed into his mouth.

“What do you call a snowman with a six-pack?” Cato asked.

“An abdominal snowman.”

Cato huffed. He pressed out a chocolate for himself. “My joke is— What goes oh, oh, oh?”

“Santa walking backwards.”

“Right, no more. Obviously, you’re an expert in terrible Christmas jokes. I bet that was useful on your resumé.”

“More chocolate please.”

This time when Cato put the piece of chocolate against his lips, he slipped a finger into Vigge’s mouth. Vigge went quiet and Cato took his finger out.

“Well done on telling the difference between chocolate and flesh.”

Vigge swallowed hard.

“Have I wasted money on extra-large condoms?” Cato asked.

Vigge’s heart thumped hard. “They didn’t sell condoms in there.”

“So you looked?”

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About The Author

Barbara Elsborg lives in Kent in the south of England. She always wanted to be a spy, but having confessed to everyone without them even resorting to torture, she decided it was not for her. Volcanology scorched her feet. A morbid fear of sharks put paid to marine biology. So instead, she spent several years successfully selling cyanide.

After dragging up two rotten, ungrateful children and frustrating her sexy, devoted, wonderful husband (who can now stop twisting her arm) she finally has time to conduct an affair with an electrifying plugged-in male, her laptop.

She writes stories about two guys, two guys and one woman, and one guy and one woman in most genres—contemporary, paranormal, sci fi, suspense, urban fantasy. Her books feature bad boys and quirky heroines, and she hopes they are as much fun to read as they are to write.

She loves hearing from readers and can be contacted at bjelsborg@gmail.com If you’d like to hear about future releases please ask to be put on her mailing list.

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