Friday, February 28, 2014

Come meet the Blakely Boys!!

If you follow Lauren Blakely on social media you've probably seen the reference to her Blakely Boys. If you haven't met any (or some) of them yet we are happy to take the time to introduce you to them and explain why you want to meet them, like yesterday. So grab an extra pair of panties, a glass of wine and sit back and enjoy the show. 

You're welcome!

Bryan Leighton from Caught Up in Us
Brought to you by Amber at The Geekery Book Review


For the Love of Bryan . . .

Bryan was my first Blakely boy love affair and still one of my favorites. Bryan Leighton is tall, dark, green eyed, sweet- talking and totally hot! He and Kat have this easy back and forth banter from the very start that I just was totally taken with; and despite the roadblocks to their happily ever after it was one of the things I loved the most about this couple. So since Kat’s jewelry line was My Favorite Mistakes and were charms to describe them; I’m gonna say that these are My 5 Favorite Endearments. If I were building and “I Love Bryan Necklace” these are what I would pick.

1.       A Movie Charm – Kat also had a movie charm and looked at as a mistake, it was really I think a remembrance of one of the ways they bonded. For Bryan it’s the same, he loved movies as much as Kat and its one of the things I loved when he mentions how he should name “manly movies like Fast and Furious but his favorite was really Casablanca”.

2.       Hands – I loved how Bryan always wanted to be touching Kat, but also how he would ask if it was ok to touch her first. Sometimes it was just him talking about how he wanted to touch Kat and other times it was how he actually did. But definitely got to have a hands charm!

3.       Phone – Once again I reiterate how I loved the banter between Bryan and Kat. Their emails, calls, etc. were cute and sweet and downright steamy at times. But since they had to keep their budding romance on the down-low for a while this was how they re-connected and got to know one another again.

4.       Padlock – The Lovers Bridge. Paris. Kat and Bryan both were connected in another way by their love of the City of Lights. I had never heard of the padlocks on the Lovers’ Bridge until them and now I can’t not think of Bryan and Kat when I see a picture of it! I was completely drawn by how Paris was such an integral part of these two coming together and finding themselves, so it has to be something I love about him!

5.       Hello Kitty – I love how Bryan never made fun of Kat’s obsession with the cartoon character. It was yet another thing that drew them together I think, especially since Bryan had his own affection for Bucky the cat from Get Fuzzy!

So there we are 5 charms. 5 amazing things that make Bryan Leighton one of my favorite Blakely Boys, but then again don’t we always have a special place in our hearts for our firsts?!


Reeve Larkin from Pretending He's Mine
Brought to you by Yvette at Nose Stuck in a Book

There are many reasons why I love Reeve from Lauren Blakely’s Pretending He’s Mine, but I settled on the five reasons why he makes the perfect book boyfriend (and fake fiancĂ© for Sutton).

 "... I'm Reeve Larkin from Ohio. My dad's a cop. My mom's a teacher. I went to Ohio State."

1. He's versatile 
As an actor, Reeve’s job is to adapt to any situation. He isn't the typical Alpha male romantic hero. He's not distinguishable in a specific way, but instead adapts to a certain role, able to be clean cut and wholesome one moment, then sexy and spontaneous the next. Whatever role he assumes is approached with complete genuineness. "I just think you can't do this as a career if there's anything else you remotely can see yourself doing."

2. He's a one-woman kind of guy
"When I'm with someone I'm only with that someone." Reeve believes in committing to the woman he's with and doesn't condone cheating. Once he's interested in a woman, he focuses on her entirely. He pursues Sutton with a single-minded focus, seducing her with his words and actions.

3. He's a former Literature major. What a coincidence. I majored in English. Insta-love! Reeve is well-read and intelligent, finding beauty in the written word. His favorite books are Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and The Great Gatsby. (Not because he likes Gatsby and Daisy, who are less than ideal literary characters, but because F. Scott Fitzgerald has a way with words.) 

4. He's a dog lover. He recognizes that the way to Sutton's heart is through her dog, Artful Dodger so he makes an effort to care about the dog, going on walks and ensuring the dog's comfort. The mental image of Reeve going into a store to buy a tiny dog coat alone is enough to melt my heart. 
5. He's attentive - in and out of the bedroom. Reeve is a passionate person and when the right woman comes along, he has no problem showing his desires. He puts Sutton’s needs above his own, gaining satisfaction from her happiness. Example: when asked his favorite sexual position: "The one you like best. That's my favorite. My favorite thing is making you feel good.” Sa-woon!


Chris McCormick from Trophy Husband

Brought to you by Kara and Sandra at Two Book Pushers

1. He's Hot.
Holy Mary Mother of Hotness. He is tall,  trim, with light brown hair, kind of surfer boy length, and these crazy  green eyes.  He has the kind of body that women driving cars slow down  for. He's gorgeous in a California sort of way, like sunshine and blue  skies, like the ocean and its tides.

2. He's Smart.
"I can pretty much  fix anything" he says. He built the Qbert arcade game from scratch. He's a software engineer and a video game designer.

3. He's Funny.
He quotes Dr. Seuss.  He says abso-fucking-lutely. If he had a band their  name would be Pizza for Breakfast. "It's part of the guy code. All the  cabbies in the world have this special alert to show up quickly when a  guy really needs to be alone with his woman."

4. He's Sexy.
I lift his shirt up and over his head. I run my hands across his arms, his chest, his trim waistline with just the right amount of cut to his belly. I trace the outline of  his abs with my finger.

5. He's Nerdy Cool.
He loves  video games and wears awesome shirts. He can surf and  find the best places to make out and round the bases. He designs video games and has an online show called Let the Wookie Win.

Milo Davis from Playing With Her Heart

For the Love of a Dirty Mouth!

While I have loved each and every one of the Blakely Boys Milo Davis was the one that really made me a Blakely Boy believer. That up there is Steve Boyd and he was on the original cover of PWHH and if those pictures alone don't sell you on Milo, well I can't say what I really think of you. In case you need more convincing I give you my top 5 reasons to FLOVE Davis Milo!!

1. He has a dirty, dirty mouth that I would love to clean with my own tongue. 

“Do you know why I want to have my hands in your hair?” I say in a hoarse voice. “Why?”

“Because I want to pull on your hair as I fuck you. I want to bend you over and take you against the wall, and I want to gather all your hair in my hands and hear you cry out.”

2. He also uses said mouth to spit out swoonworthy lines such as, 

"You are my sin." He brushes them gently against my earlobe. "And my heaven." Then the barest of kisses on my lips. "And everything in between."

Excuse me while I take a moment....

3. Milo is NOT your typical alpha male. He's not a biker, billionaire, or cage fighter. He is a renowned  Broadway director. Famous for  his impeccable taste and having the best eye in New York City while staying humble at the same time.

"The first rule of directing is you do not fall for an actress. The second rule of directing is you do not fall for an actress."

4. Did we discuss how hot he is? I mean really listen to this description from Jill.

"..dressed in jeans, a button-down shirt that fits him well, neat an tailored and tucked in, hiding what I suspect is a perfectly flat set of abs."

"...strong jawline, the thick brown hair, and blue eyes so dark they're nearly the color of midnight..."

I refer you to the above pictures. I know you wanna look again. I did!

5. Once he fell for Jill, he fell completely and he held no punches in letting her know.

"I want you, and I want you to be mine. But you have to know I only want you if I can have you, all of you. I want your body, and I want your heart, and I want your mind, and I hope you feel the same."

"Because we will hurt each other, and we will fight, and we will argue. And sometimes it'll be less than perfect. But it'll be real. Every second of it will be completely real."


 Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to read PWHH for the 4th time because clearly I can't get enough of Milo Davis.


Matthew Harrigan from Far Too Tempting
Brought to you by Tori at Give Me Books
Meet Matthew Harrigan

Blakely Boys Post: Matthew Harrigan Usually when asked what kind of boyfriend you crave, the options are Rockers, Bikers, CEOs, Solider or Teacher……well be ready to add Reporter to that list ladies! Meet 

Matthew Harrigan, an “eminently lickable” rock critic for Beat Magazine.

1. Flirty Fun Desirable Matthew Harrigan is poster man of Charisma and Flirtatiously Enticing. This man can turn anything into an innuendo and it doesn’t repel you rather sucks you in farther. He is perfect mix of flirty and confident yet down to earth.




2. Deliriously Sexy Wow at first Matthew’s innuendos may make you blush, or may you giggle but damn then he crosses the line of flirty straight into mouth gaping turn on in snap of your fingers. He is tasteful about how he talks to Jane in terms of what he’d like to do to her. In other words, you will want multiple tastes of this man and he will definitely curb your appetite



3. Heartmelting Swoonworthy This man’s mouth is anything but clean. He can make you pant and turn you on at the flip of a switch, but he can also warm your heart and displays how considerate he is. Matthew is the epitome of a gentleman. He knows just how to comfort a woman and does all he can to help Jane overcome her insecurities.


4. Professional, Mature/ Honest, Respects Boundaries The email exchanges between Matthew and Jane are endearing and at times humorous. But mostly they show development between these two characters. You really get a sense of the battle that Matthew is faced with. He struggles to separate his feelings for Jane from the work he writing on her for the magazine. He is upfront, mature and respectful about the whole situation. You can’t fault a guy for trying to designate boundaries in terms of maintaining an unbiased/fair perspective for the magazine article on Jane; if anything this character trait influences you to respect him and thus fall harder for this man! “Sometimes my questions might irritate you. As a journalist…but taking off my reporter hat, and speaking only as a man now, I am sorry if I upset you. Perhaps you think it’s easy for me to turn it off for you. I assure you, it’s not. I am desperately trying to focus solely on writing and reporting in the only way I know how—fairly. But I’m not going to pretend I want to erase that kiss in the elevator. Or the time spent with you in the kitchen. Even if I weren’t reporting about you, I’d want to hear them. The more I know you, the more I want to get to know you. I am fascinated by everything about you, and you have to know it takes all my resistance to stop at kissing you.”

5. Devotedly Committed Matthew Harrigan is not afraid to confess his feelings. He wears his heart on his sleeve. And when he sets his sights on a woman, he only has eyes for her. He would rather give up job opportunities than lose Jane. He puts her feelings/ how something would affect her before his career success. He proves his commitment to her.

Trey Weston from The Start of Us, The Thrill of It, and Every Second With You

Brought to you by Retta at Because I Said So Book Blog

The top 5 things I love about Trey…

-The way he loves Harley

-How protective he is of Harley

-His tattoos

-The way he was with his daughter

- His tenderness!!

I honestly love everything about him!!



Clay Nichols from First Night and Night After Night
Brought to you by Cara at A Book Whores Obsession

Why do I love Clay Nichols? Let me count the ways…..

1.  He is uber hot – like, the pinnacle of male perfection. Let me explain: tall, dark hair hair with dark, sinful eyes. He has a broad, stubbled jawline and the body of a boxer. Try to imagine the sexiness of Stuart Reardon and the class and sophistication of David Gandy. Yeah. Point made.

2.  Clay is a remarkable mix of dominant and sensitive. 

“You tell me now if I’m fucking you too hard, okay?” he said firmly.

There was something different about him in moments like this. A tenderness shined through his hard exterior, a sweetness even.

"You are being rewarded for turning me on. But we’re doing it my way. You teased the fuck out of me, and now I want to watch you squirm. Crawl up on my bed and get on your hands on knees.”

Need I say more?

3.  He has a FILTHY mouth. Let’s let Julia explain this one - 

“Ah, there he was in full force. Her dirty-talking, direction-giving man. She smiled privately, loving the way he used all his talents in the bedroom, his body, his tongue, his cock, and most of all his words.

“So, as far as I can see, you can leave your underwear here or I can take them from you at the restaurant."

4.  Forget Justin Timberlake – it is CLAY that brought sexy back! 

“Gorgeous, I’m not your boyfriend. I’m your lover. The only one.” 


5. He boxes. For real – there is no actual body better in the world than that of a boxer, so his eye candy rating skyrockets from this fact alone. Further, there is nothing sexier than watching a guy hit a bag or knowing that when shit hits the fan – he’s got you. That alpha male, dominant, I-can-so-totally-kick-ass side of him – total turn on!

Lauren Blakely writes sexy contemporary romance novels with heat, heart, and humor, and her books have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks bestseller lists. Like the heroine in FAR TOO TEMPTING, she thinks life should be filled with family, laughter, and the kind of love that love songs promise. Lauren lives in California with her husband, children, and dogs. Her novels include Caught Up In Us, Pretending He’s Mine, Playing With Her Heart, and Trophy Husband. She also writes for young adults under the name Daisy Whitney.





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Two cover reveals! How to Seduce a Band Geek & How to Hook a Bookworm by Cassie Mae.

I'm so excited to see these covers!! What geek doesn't love reading about geeks falling in love?? The author was brilliant to come up with this series so, here you go. Enjoy!!
How to Seduce a Band Geek (Hot To #2)
by Cassie Mae
Release date: 5/06/14
Swoon Romance
 Sierra Livingston’s got it bad for her sister’s best friend, Levi Mason—the boy who carries his drumsticks in his pocket, marches with the school’s band, and taps his feet to whatever beat runs through his head. Sierra racks her brain for ways to impress the sexy drummer, but the short skirts and bursting cleavage don’t seem to cut it.

When Sierra gets paired with Levi’s sister, Brea, for a mentorship program, they strike a deal. In exchange for Sierra keeping her mouth shut about Brea ditching the program, Brea lets Sierra dig for more info on Levi to help get the guy of her dreams.

But when Sierra discovers Levi no longer plays the drums, his family has moved into a trailer, and he’s traded in his Range Rover for a baby blue moped, Sierra’s not sure if she can go through with violating his privacy. She’ll have to find the courage to ask him straight out—if he’s willing to let her in—and explore other ways to seduce the school’s band geek.



How to Hook a Bookworm (How To #3)

Release Date: TBD

Swoon Romance

Summary from Goodreads:

It’s Brea Mason’s sixteenth birthday, and she has three wishes. 1. Be magically eighteen like the rest of her friends. 2. Grow a money tree for her family whose financial problems are well known about town.  3. Overcome her test anxiety before she flunks out of every class.

But one day later, she's still sixteen, her family's money worries abound, and she's no closer to passing than she was the day before!


Then a very sexy transfer student—with gobs of cash—shows up. Brea figures she has a better chance of burping up glitter than attracting the new guy, but he seems extremely interested in her.

Just when Brea thinks things are looking up, her report card arrives marked with four giant F’s. Enter resident bookworm and Brea's loyal friend, Adam Silver. If he can't help Brea pass, no one can.

Even with Adam's help, Brea can't handle the mounting pressure, and finds an escape with the new student who knows little about her problems. 


But spending oodles of time with her boyfriend strains the friendship with Adam she relies so heavily on. Faced with losing the only real comfort and support she has ever had, Brea starts to wonder if she can hook a bookworm before it's too late. 



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About the Author
Amazon multi-category and international bestselling author of HOW TO DATE A NERD, HOW TO SEDUCE A BAND GEEK and HOW TO HOOK A BOOKWORM


Cassie Mae is a nerd to the core from Utah, who likes to write about other nerds who find love. Her angel children and perfect husband fan her and feed her grapes while she clacks away on the keyboard. Then she wakes up from that dream world and manages to get a few words on the computer while the house explodes around her. When she’s not writing, she’s spending time with the youth in her community as a volleyball and basketball coach, or searching the house desperately for chocolate.

Cassie Mae is an bestselling author of the teen contemporary romance novel REASONS I FELL FOR THE FUNNY FAT FRIEND, which she self-published. In addition to publishing with Swoon Romance, she is published by Random House Flirt.

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Happy Release Day to Night Games by Collette West!! #giveaway

Night Games Synopsis:

The moment Grey Kelleher locks eyes with All-Star shortstop Chase Whitfield, she's a goner. For years, she's watched him play on TV, and now she's gazing at his hard, lean body across a bar in her hometown.

Grey's crush on Chase goes all the way back to his rookie season. So when she approaches him for an autograph, she's startled by what a jerk he can be.

Chase is no mood to humor his fans, even one as alluring as Grey. He's in the last year of his contract and stuck having to prove himself on a minor league team. He's only there to rehab an injury, nothing more.

But when Grey tells him off, Chase realizes her fiery spirit may be just the distraction he needs to take his mind off not being in the majors. His heart is safe. No one's going to break his streak as baseball's most eligible bachelor. Not even someone as irresistible as Grey.

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Collette West Bio:

Collette West grew up as somewhat of a jock-nerd hybrid. Entering the world three weeks premature, her dad nearly missed her birth because he had seats behind the dugout for a sold-out, highly-anticipated match-up between two of baseball's biggest rivals. Not to be outdone, her book-loving mom taught her how to read by the time she was three. A love of the game coupled with an appreciation for the written word were instilled in Collette's impressionable brain from a young age. No wonder her characters believe in the philosophy: sports + romance = a little slice of heaven.

 Splitting her time between the Pocono Mountains and Manhattan, Collette indulges her inner fangirl by going to as many games as she can from hockey to baseball and downloading every sports romance novel in existence onto her iPad. When she's not clicking away on her laptop, she enjoys walking her dog in Central Park, satisfying her caffeine craving at the Starbucks on Broadway and keeping an eye out for Mr. Right. But above all, she loves dishing with her readers. Email her at
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