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New Release: Weight Expectations, Cipher Office book 1 from Penny Reid’s Smartypants Romance

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Hilarious, engaging and relatable, I
started laughing out loud from the first page” — Kristin Vayden, bestselling author

Weight Expectations, the first in
the romantic comedy Cipher Office series of standalones, from M.E. Carter is available
now!

Rian Thompson thought she
joined the gym to get healthy. Little did she know she was about to add hundred and ninety
pounds of swoonworthy abdominal muscles and arrogance to her life.

Every day in Rians’s life follows a
predictable pattern, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. She’s got a nice job, a nice place to
live, and a nice family—even if they are a little wedding-zilla-ish at the moment.

She doesn’t need anything
spectacular to be happy. She just needs to get healthy—mentally, physically. . . and maybe
spiritually if that happens. But she’ll settle for two out of three until her sister finally gets
hitched.

Carlos Davies thought his life
was perfect. Little did he know it was about to be turned upside down by a woman who is not his
type.

In Carlos’s mind, his life is damn
near perfect. He’s got a great job, a great place to live, and a great stash of pick up lines that
always work. It has occurred to him that maybe no one actually takes him all that seriously. But
with these bulging biceps and thick, dark hair, does that even matter since he’s never sleeping
alone?

Welcome to Weight Expectations,
where great—and unexpected—things happen.

‘Weight Expectations’ is a full-
length contemporary romantic comedy, can be read as a standalone, and is book#1 in the
Cipher Office series, Knitting in the City World, Penny Reid Book Universe.

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read FREE in Kindle Unlimited!

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About M.E. Carter

My name is ME Carter and I have
no idea how I ended writing books. I’m more of a story teller (the more exaggerated the better)
and I happen to know people who helped me get those stories on paper. I love reading (read
almost 200 books last year), hate working out (but I do it anyway because my trainer makes
me), love food (but hate what it does to my butt) and love traveling to non-touristy places most
people never see. I live in Houston with my four kids, Mary, Elizabeth, Carter and Bug, who was
just a twinkle in my eye when I came up with my pen name. Yeah, I’ll probably have to pay for
his therapy someday for being left out.

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New Release: Code of Conduct, Cipher Security book 1 from Penny Reid’s Smartypants Romance!

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Sharp writing, layered characters, and
wonderful tension flow through this book, along with a super-swoon-worthy hero and a kick ass
heroine I just love.” — Elizabeth Hunter, USA Today bestselling author

Code of Conduct, the first in the
romantic suspense Cipher Security series of standalones, from April White is available
now!

There are three things you need to know about Shane
P.I.

1) P.I. is not her last name, it’s her
job title,

2) Her specialty is catching
cheaters, and

3) She’s a superhuman – kind
of.

Gabriel is a security expert for
Cipher Security, and a former UN Peacekeeper with a fierce protective streak that finds its focus
on the beautiful P.I.

Their attraction is like an elephant
in a room full of breakable things, and figuring out how to trust each other with their hearts, and
maybe their lives, is the most fragile thing of all.

‘Code of Conduct’ is a full-
length romantic suspense novel, can be read as a standalone, and is book#1 in the Cipher
Security series, Knitting in the City World, Penny Reid Universe.

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About April White

April White has been a film
producer, private investigator, bouncer, teacher and screenwriter. She has climbed in the
Himalayas, survived a shipwreck, and lived on a gold mine in the Yukon. She and her husband
share their home in Southern California with two extraordinary boys and a lifetime collection of books.

Her first novel, Marking Time is
the 2016 winner of the Library Journal Indie E-Book Award for YA Literature, and all five books
in the Immortal Descendants series are on the Amazon Top 100 lists in Time Travel Romance
and Historical Fantasy.

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New Release! The Price of Scandal by Lucy Score

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Lucy Score is one of my favorite contemporary romance authors; in fact, she was one of my FIRST favorite romance authors. Her Blue Moon series remains one of the most delightful series I’ve ever read. She is also the author of several standalone books, my favorite of which is Mr. Fixer Upper. She is also the co-author of the Bootleg Springs series, along with Claire Kingsley.

Her new standalone is called The Price of Scandal: A Bluewater Billionaire’s Romantic Comedy. I’m not a big fan of the billionaire trope, but it’ s Lucy, so….

Here’s a little preview, from Lucy’s Facebook group called Binge Readers Anonymous (aka the BRAs. Join us, you won’t regret it!):

“Emily is a badass science nerd who built a thriving skin care empire. Derek is the naughty crisis management expert who is going to fix everything when it all goes to hell. He’s also naked in her bathtub… And there’s a swearing parrot… And a three-legged aligator… And four romance novelists who may sound a tiny bit familiar…”

The description via Amazon is as follows:

“I’m the fixer your board hired to clean up your mess.”

“So you show up here, break into my house, and take a bath?”

Emily Stanton’s perfect life just became a disaster. She has a trust fund brother looking for a handout, a father who is more board member than dad, and a mother who thinks she should give up on this whole billionaire CEO thing and meet a man with a pre-nup and a yacht.

Oh, and then there’s that “misunderstanding” with law enforcement witnessed by Miami’s paparazzi. Now her billion-dollar deal is on the line, and there’s a naked man in her bathtub who claims he’s going to make all her problems disappear.

Charming—and happy to bend the rules when necessary—Derek Price has made a living polishing the tarnished images of the rich and famous. He’s never lost, and he never takes clients to bed. Until the dazzling Emily. Derek promised her a win and offered up a lifetime supply of orgasms as part of the deal. But if he can’t stop her enemies, he’ll end up losing much more than he bargained for.

Author Notes: An enemies-to-allies-to-lovers workplace romcom with a meet-nude, four lady billionaire BFFs, a hero whose many talents include styling hair and picking pockets, the best dang drag queen brunch in Miami, and a shameless romance novelist cameo.romance novelist cameo.

I haven’t had a chance to read this book yet, but it’s on the top of my TBR pile. All of Lucy’s books are available through Kindle Unlimited, so if you subscribe to that service, you are in luck!

Find The Price of Scandal here

Book Review, Books, netgalley, New Release, Romance

Review of Dating by the Book by Mary Ann Marlowe

Four out of five delightful stars

I really liked this book, from its nerdy references (Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter) to the discussion of the more historical literary works (Jane Eyre, Little Women) as well as the peek behind the scenes of an author’s life, it was fun to read and very well written. There was also a bit of a mystery to solve, which I will not spoil, but it definitely kept me guessing and kept me reading!

That being said, this book should be considered less of a romance and more of a fantasy. Maddie, the heroine, had four men vying for her attention. Four! I can barely get one to show any interest, so I just had to chalk that up as a fantastical plot device. However, this was my first book by this author, and I requested it from Netgalley because I liked the summary, so I knew what I was getting into! I just had to suspend my disbelief a little bit.

I don’t think it’s a spoiler to say that Maddie has a bit of an online flirtation going on with a reviewer she knows as Silver Fox, and I loved this aspect of the story! I think the “flirty exchanges with an online stranger” storylines are super sexy and fun. If only real life online dating went as well as what I read in books!

I also love books that make me say, out loud, “oh wow…” and this one did. I’m looking forward to reading this author’s other books and I’d encourage you to give this one a try! Thanks to Netgalley for the opportunity to read and review this book.

Buy Dating by the Book on Amazon here