Friday, December 13, 2019

Release Blitz & Review: THE GUY ON THE LEFT by Kate Stewart


THE GUY ON THE LEFT by Kate Stewart is LIVE! This is a standalone contemporary romance packed with all the feels! One-click yours NOW!

Contemporary Romance/Romantic Dramedy
Stand Alone
Designer: Q Design

It started with a lie. A night of blurred lines between a teacher and a student.

I wasn’t her student, yet it was the single most defining night of my life.

I’ve never been the man she thinks I am.

Most people have no idea about the life I’ve lived or the words that ring true when it comes to me—still waters run deep.

But you’d be hard-pressed to find a coed on the TGU campus who knows otherwise…because I’ve never corrected them.

The clock is ticking down, it’s Fourth and Inches with the ball inside the one-yard line and the focus is on me, The Guy on the Left. I’ve never felt like a football god, inside I’m…just Troy.

It’s time to set the record straight.

For my son, I‘ll find the strength.

In her eyes, I’m determined to gain redemption.

I will have them both, even if I have to take my eye off the ball.

*The Guy on the Left is a stand alone novel in the Underdogs Series. This is Troy's story.


Our story is messy, unconventional, we can be messy together, that makes us perfect.

I LOVED everything about this story and can easily say that this is my new favorite from this series!
An unique and emotional slow burn/second chance romance that will have you rooting for a HEA from the beginning. This was a type of story that had a near permanent smile plastered on my face, along with heart-wrenching moments that had my heart racing, tears springing to my eyes and at the same time took my breath away because of how much I was FEELING while reading some encounters/scenes.

I am becoming a sucker for a good underdog story and Kate sure knows how to write them! Since meeting Troy in book 1, THE GUY ON THE RIGHT, I did NOT expect him to be an underdog, like at all. But Kate proved me (and everyone else) wrong! I misjudged Troy before I knew him, much like the other characters in the series did, but I was quickly shown that he is very much like anyone else, he has his own insecurities and flaws that he's trying to overcome. He may have his appearance and football talent working in his favor, but that doesn't make him immune to LIFE and the insecurities and fears that come along with it. I adored everything about his character and enjoyed reading about him stepping up to be a dad. #swoon And then there's Clarissa...I tried to be upset with her for some of the decisions she made, but she ultimately made it impossible because she ALWAYS had one person in mind, her son, Dante (whom I LOVED!!!). I admired her protectiveness over their son and her resilience, her tenacity, and her strength to do ANYTHING for him and his happiness. She, too, had insecurities and fears that she had to overcome. The combination of their internal struggles and the fact that the foundation of their relationship was formed on a lie, lent to roadblocks in their relationship that they had to learn to navigate and overcome, together. They had to learn to trust each other above everything else and in order to do that, they had to let go of the past and allow each other forgiveness. Especially Clarissa, had to FORGIVE.

"F*cking worth it,"he murmurs. "Every fight, every struggle, the wait, the pain, the ache, loving you, needing you, wanting you, missing you --all of it-- worth it to get us to this point, right here."

This was a story about trust and respect. FORGIVENESS. Taking a risk because sometimes in the end, it is worth it, even if it is a painful and emotional journey to get there. Every trial is worth it! Relationships can be messy, but some times THAT mess is just how your story is meant to play out. "There's no story if you give up."

All I'm gonna say is, this series just keeps getting better and better and I can NOT wait for Lance and Harper's story!

5 stars


USA Today bestselling author and Texas native, Kate Stewart, lives in North Carolina with her husband, Nick, and her naughty beagle, Sadie. She pens messy, sexy, angst-filled contemporary romance, as well as romantic comedy and erotic suspense. Kate's title Drive was named one of the best romances of 2017 by The New York Daily News and Huffington Post. Drive was also a finalist in the Goodreads Choice awards for best contemporary romance of 2017. Her works have been featured in USA TODAY, BuzzFeed, and translated in five languages.

Kate is a lover of all things '80s and '90s, especially John Hughes films and rap. She dabbles a little in photography, can knit a simple stitch scarf for necessity, and on occasion, does very well at whiskey.
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Sunday, December 8, 2019

Release Blitz: THE PUNK AND THE PLAYTHING by B.B. Reid


THE PUNK AND THE PLAYTHING, the third romantic standalone in the
When Rivals Play series by B.B. Reid, is LIVE!

Never trust a nice ass and a smile. That girl is definitely poison.
When I first came to Blackwood Keep, I was just looking for a thrill.
Instead, I found a beautiful fraud—a tomboy my wildest dreams couldn’t conjure.
Bee didn’t just run with boys; she ran the boys. It was only a matter of time before I
gave chase.
It took one summer for me to win her over and two to lose her forever.
My summer love turned ice queen. Without heart or thought, she ruined me.
Four years and an ocean between us, I still can’t forget that she chose my cousin…so I

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Are the When Rivals Play books standalone?
Each novel depicts a different and completely unique romance. However, the stories
and their plots are connected. It’s recommended that you read them in order for the full
reading experience.
It is strongly advised that you read The Peer and the Puppet and The Moth and
the Flame before reading The Punk and the Plaything. Content suitable for ages 18+.

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What it just me? I worry that there was an unspoken message that I missed within this book that everyone else seemed to have read and is raving about. What did I miss??? After Bebe announced that the next book in her, "When Rivals Play" series was going to be Bee and Jamie's book, I was over the moon excited for this second chance romance that, to me, had enormous potential. There was revenge, secrets, pent up anger/hate, first all added up to equal an emotional and angsty book, but it just didn't pan out that way in my opinion. There was little to NO angst! I was anticipating a lot because all the early reviews were saying it had TONS, but again, did I miss something??? Maybe if I hadn't read EVERMORE (the accompanying novella), then I wouldn't of felt like I read some of this book already (EVERMORE overlaps with this book) and there would've been more "angsty" moments, but I mostly felt that the book consisted and was driven by a LOT of miscommunication and secrets between most of the characters. One secret was ruining the lives of several people and to me it was a simple fix....DON'T KEEP THE SECRET. #justsaying

I'm just gonna stop there in my review because I'm not trying to bash the book. The writing is good, it's just that the story didn't win ME over. Maybe it's my wishy washy attitude with second chance romances, maybe it's the story, maybe it's the characters, idk...all I know is THIS book didn't reach out and grab me by the figurative balls and keep me hooked throughout. There were times that I found the story unputadownable, but for the most part, I was easily pulled away from the story. Trust me, I WANTED to love it. I TRIED to let it consume me, but alas it just didn't happen and I'm totally bummed by that because I love this series! I will give Bebe credit for this, this book IS indeed unique. Now, with all that said, I am still very much excited for Vaughn and Tyra's story, especially with how Bebe left us hanging in regards to their relationship. And I am anxious to see how everything in the background of the story plays out and also the new plot twists that occurred at the end of the book.

3 stars


About B.B. Reid:
B.B. Reid is a bestselling author of new adult romance. She grew up the only daughter
and middle child in a small town in North Carolina. After graduating with a Bachelors in
Finance, she started her career at an investment research firm while continuing to serve
in the National Guard. She currently resides in Charlotte with her moody cat and enjoys
collecting Chuck Taylors and binge-eating chocolate.
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