Cover Reveal – PLAYBOY by Katy Evans

Check out the cover and synopsis of Playboy, the next book in Katy Evans’ Manwhore series! I can’t wait for Wynn and Cullen’s story!


A brand new contemporary romance from New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author Katy Evans.

It started as a game.

We flirted. We played. Most importantly—we won.

Then I discovered who he was: Gambler. Famous playboy. Silver-eyed player who never plays to lose…

And my best friend’s soon-to-be brother in law, Cullen Carmichael.

He needed a good luck charm, I needed a distraction.

So we made a gamble and set off for Vegas—but pretty soon—I was in too deep.

My heart, soul, and body weren’t supposed to be part of the deal.

But somewhere between big wins and long nights, my house of cards started to tumble.

What was this devil with those piercing eyes doing to me?

I’d given up on love, but the wicked, all-in Cullen Carmichael was upping the ante and wouldn’t stop until he’d won it all.



PLAYBOY – Out July 29th!
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Katy Evans is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her debut REAL shot to the top of the bestselling lists in 2013 and since then 9 of her titles have been New York Times bestsellers. Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages across the world.

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Cover Reveal – MOGUL by Katy Evans

New Katy Evans book alert!!! Check out the cover and synopsis for Mogul, out May 31st!

He’s my most delicious secret.

The hot Suit I had a one-night stand with one evening.

I didn’t know anything about him, not even his name.

Only that we shared a taxi, and he was staying at the hotel where I worked.

We met in room 301. Where he commanded not only my body but my soul.

The next day he was gone and I only had a memory of him.

I could still taste his kisses, feel his demanding touch.

I searched for him for months. Daydreaming about him. Wondering if I’d ever find him.

Until the day I find myself staring face to face with his jeweled black eyes again.

He says lets keep it casual, and my heart knows that falling for this workaholic in a three-thousand-dollar suit is off the table.

Because he has a secret. One that’s a deal breaker for me.

My Suit has a name.

Ian Ford.

And this is our story.



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Katy Evans is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her debut REAL shot to the top of the bestselling lists in 2013 and since then 9 of her titles have been New York Times bestsellers. Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages across the world.

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Review – RACER by Katy Evans

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A bad boy with something to prove.
A woman with a mission.
The race of their lives.
The love of a lifetime.

I don’t think his parents expected him to live up to his name—Racer Tate—but once he felt the adrenaline rush behind the wheel, he was addicted.

He’s the fastest, fiercest driver around.

Scouting new talent brings me to his doorstep…
but his smile sends me to my knees.

The sexy, mysterious Racer Tate is not the kind of man a girl like me falls for. He’s secretive, reckless, elusive. But his proximity pushes me beyond reason, and his kiss….

This is our last chance to win, and he is our only hope. I’m supposed to watch him—make sure he doesn’t get into trouble. But it’s an impossible task. And now the one in heart wrenching, toe-curling, soul-crushing trouble is me. Because when your heart belongs to someone, their truths become your own, and their secrets become your salvation…or your curse.

He says he wants me. He says I’m the One. But he also thinks he’ll break my heart, one piece at a time until it’s gone.

Remy and Brooke’s little boy is all grown up, and he’s about to win your heart just like his dad did.

When Katy Evans first announced this book, I swear my heart skipped a beat. I’ve wanted this book to happen since Racer was first born into the Real series, and he didn’t disappoint. He was every bit the sweet talking, sexy, irresistible and troubled guy that his dad was, and it’s impossible not to love him.

I really enjoyed this book, it was great to be back in the Real series world, and I loved getting to see Remy and Maverick again, is it possible for them to now be even hotter? And of course Racer was all swoon and oh-so-sexy times.

It was great to almost go back to the beginning, and see just how true the saying “like father like son” is, but also seeing how different. Whereas Remy chose fighting to deal with his demons, Racer lived up to his name and chose racing, which is where he meets Lana, and there blossoms another great Tate love story.

Racer won’t ever be Remy, but he doesn’t need to be. He’s Racer Tate, and you won’t ever forget his name.

*ARC received in exchange for an honest review*



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Review – TYCOON by Katy Evans

There’s a new Katy Evans book boyfriend in town! It’s time to meet Aaric Christos!

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He wasn’t always this rich. This hot. This difficult.
Aaric Christos was a guy who protected me. Wanted me. Maybe even loved me.
That man is gone.
In his place is the most powerful real estate tycoon in the city.
He’s a cold, ruthless, aggressive businessman.
The only one who can save me and my startup from ruin.
It takes every ounce of courage to put my pride aside and ask for his help.
I didn’t expect him to offer it easily.
And he doesn’t.
Instead, he vets me harder than he’s vetted anyone.
Don’t invest in what you don’t know, he says.
He’s assessing every piece of me, to the point I’ve never felt so bare.
I yearn for the boy I once knew, whose touch once craved me.
Putting it all on the line will be worth it, I tell myself.
Until I realize—too late—that some risks are not worth taking.

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I love a good Katy Evans hero!! From the second the nickname “little bit” fell from Aaric Christos’ lips, I was a goner. I completely fell for him in that moment and I knew that Tycoon would be another great read from this fantastic author! Aaric was everything you could love in a book boyfriend; cocky, arrogant, funny, charming, and a whole lot swoonworthy!

Second chance romances are some of my favourites, and as soon as I realised Bryn and Aaric were childhood “friends to almost lovers” (I hadn’t read the synopsis as I like to go in blind), and a reconnection was imminent, I was excited! As soon as they laid eyes on each other after all those years, you could practically see the sparks, feel the chemistry. And boy, did these two have it in abundance. Don’t even get me started on the sex; woah, smoking hot!!! 

It wasn’t all sexy times, love and happily ever afters, though. There were more than a few twists and turns, some which will tug at your heartstrings, and others which will have you wanting to slap a bi… well, let’s not go there or Amazon won’t let me post my review. There were side characters I loved, some I hated, and one I loved and then was crazy disappointed in. All of those characters, along with Bryn, Aaric, and their heartbreaking/heartwarming journey, made for a fab read you won’t want to put down. Bring on Sara’s book!! 

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*ARC received in exchange for an honest review*



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Review – LADIES MAN by Katy Evans

*dreamy eyes* Ladies, it’s time to meet Tahoe Roth.

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TAHOE ROTH.
Irreverent, cocky, playful and naughty.
He’s not the guy you date.
He’s the one night stand.
The one your mother warned you about.
The one your body craves.

You’d think the man who called me succulent would want to strip me down and spread me out on his bed—like he’s done with countless others.
But he passed on my offer….
Just like I’d once passed on his.
He’s wary, like I am.
He’s broken, like I am.
And everyone knows two broken parts can’t ever make a whole.
Tahoe and I are strictly friends.
So I distract myself with other men.
He doesn’t think my new man is good enough. This blond blue-eyed beast doesn’t think any man is—himself included.
But the more time we spend together, the more confused I feel.
I’m trying to open myself to love.
Yet I’m quickly realizing that the only man I want is Tahoe Roth.
The one man who will surely break my heart.

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Holy WOW! I’m not sure Ladies Man could be any more perfect. It had everything I crave in a book and more–Tahoe Roth! I loved, loved, loved him so much!! Seriously, any time I see this book mentioned, I automatically comment with “OMG, I loved Tahoe!!!” He is quite possibly my new favourite Katy Evans hero. He’s that good!

I absolutely loved the friendship and much later, relationship, between Tahoe and Gina. They were so cute and funny and sexy, I could have happily continued reading about them. I know the next book in this series is about Callan about Livvy (which I absolutely cannot wait for) but if Katy Evans ever decided to write another book for Tahoe and Gina, I would devour it!!

Though yes, this is the third book in the Manwhore series, you don’t need to read the first two books to read this one. I skipped right ahead to book three, missing out Manwhore and Manwhore +1 which do need to be read together, and it didn’t affect my enjoyment of this book or the story in the slightest. Ladies Man really did have it all, and I know for certain it is one book which I will need to read again at some point because I truly do miss it already.

The currently untitled 4th book in the Manwhore series isn’t set for release until 2017 *sniff sniff* so I’m hoping Katy Evans has something else up her sleeve to keep us going until then. If not, I’ll just continue to get lost in the awesomeness that is the Ladies Man, Tahoe Roth.

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UNTITLED #4 – Out 2017!
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Holly’s Hot Reads’ Half Term TBR

We are currently half way through our week off school for half term and I’ve been devouring my books!! Working in school all day throughout the week means I’m usually too tired to read on the evenings so I catch up on books on the weekends and holidays.

On the first day on the holidays I made my all important Half Term TBR which consisted of 7 books I wanted to read. I’ve listed below, all the books I hope to read, along with buy links, and my review and rating once read. I’ll be updating as I go!

Do you plan your books in advance? Let me know in the comments what’s at the top of your TBR!

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Legend by Katy Evans
Available Now
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US http://amzn.to/1IgWFma
(Review: http://wp.me/p3Gaz5-1DT)

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Maverick “the Avenger” Cage wants to rise to the top and become a legend in the ring. Though he keeps his identity well guarded, he’s known on the fighting circuit as the new kid with a chip on his shoulder and a tattoo on his back that marks him as trouble. He’s got a personal score to settle with the Underground’s one and only Remington “Riptide” Tate.

As Mav trains, he meets a young girl—the only other new person in the town–and sparks fly. When things get heated between them, he finds out she’s none other than Reese Dumas, the cousin of Remington Tate’s wife. A girl who’s supposed to root against him and a girl he’s supposed to stay away from.
But Maverick fights for the woman in his heart, and the monsters in his blood. The world’s eyes are on them and the victor will go down in history as the ultimate fighting champion; the ultimate LEGEND.

The highly anticipated sixth story in the New York Times bestselling series that began with Real—“a rare mix of fevered obsession and gentle enchantment…a visceral and addicting debut” (Christina Lauren).



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Stardust Destiny by Nazarea Andrews
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(Review: http://wp.me/p3Gaz5-1DM)

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The face that launched a thousand ships…

I grew up knowing my destiny. Daddy pounded it in my head, my brother repeated it every day of my life. I was the only daughter of the Orsi crime syndicate, the pretty prize that would bring peace. My one job was to marry Callum Sheehan, the vicious head of the Irish mob in Chicago.
I never questioned my future–until I saw him.

The man who was never meant to love her…

I wasn’t going to the wedding. It’s shit that my brother does, things our father requires of the heir of the Sosa cartel. Not me. I’m the black sheep, the one Mama spoiled, and my father loves, but without the pressure of expectation. But Sheehan is too big a deal for me to blow off.
And then I see her.

The love that started a war…

She isn’t mine. She will never be mine. I watch her fall apart when she thinks no one is watching. I watch her marry another man. I watch her bravery. And I don’t care who she belongs to or that it will start a war between our families.

I will damn us both to possess her, and burn down the world to keep her.

A modern erotic retelling of Helen of Troy, and the epic love that brought an empire to its knees.



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Hidden Bodies by Carline Kepnes
Available Now in the UK, Releasing February 23rd in the US
UK http://amzn.to/20Wrj04
US http://amzn.to/1XxJJyL
(Review: http://wp.me/p3Gaz5-1Ey)

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In the compulsively readable follow-up to her widely acclaimed debut novel, You, Caroline Kepnes weaves a tale that Booklist calls “the love child of Holden Caulfield and Patrick Bateman.”


Hidden Bodies marks the return of a voice that Stephen King described as original and hypnotic, and through the divisive and charmingly sociopathic character of Joe Goldberg, Kepnes satirizes and dissects our culture, blending suspense with scathing wit.

Joe Goldberg is no stranger to hiding bodies. In the past ten years, this thirty-something has buried four of them, collateral damage in his quest for love. Now he’s heading west to Los Angeles, the city of second chances, determined to put his past behind him.

In Hollywood, Joe blends in effortlessly with the other young upstarts. He eats guac, works in a bookstore, and flirts with a journalist neighbor. But while others seem fixated on their own reflections, Joe can’t stop looking over his shoulder. The problem with hidden bodies is that they don’t always stay that way. They re-emerge, like dark thoughts, multiplying and threatening to destroy what Joe wants most: truelove. And when he finds it in a darkened room in Soho House, he’s more desperate than ever to keep his secrets buried. He doesn’t want to hurt his new girlfriend—he wants to be with her forever. But if she ever finds out what he’s done, he may not have a choice…



Nine Letters by Blake Austin
Releasing Feb 24th

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Luke Cawley is a broken man. After his wife’s tragic death, he lost everything that mattered in the world. Now, his life is filled with hard days, harder nights, and a steady stream of alcohol and the wrong kind of women. Nothing helps.

Until the letters arrive on Luke’s doorstep.

Nine envelopes. Nine messages. Nine chances to find his way back.

Rae Goode is looking for the real thing. After fighting her way out of a string of bad relationships, she’s ready for something different–something true.
She meets Luke while piecing her life together, and right away she can tell that he’s different. Drawn together by fate and the desire to heal, Rae and Luke discover new ways to mend their broken hearts–one letter at a time.

Discover Blake Austin’s debut novel of loss, redemption, and ever-enduring love.



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Vengeful Love by Laura Carter
Releasing March 21st
UK http://amzn.to/1QsuSQH
US http://amzn.to/1XxJWSB
(Author Interview: http://wp.me/p3Gaz5-1De)

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He’s a devastatingly handsome, filthy-rich CEO. She’s a high-flying London lawyer. All it takes is one boardroom pitch. One hostile takeover.
Vengeful Love is darkly suspenseful, sinfully sexy white-collar romance at its very best.

I’ve always walked the straight and narrow—following the rules, never straying from my chosen path.

Until Mr. Sexy Bazillionaire CEO Gregory Ryans walked into my life. It was only supposed to be business, but one brush of his wicked lips against my skin changed everything.

I can’t deny what this man inspires in me. I’ll do anything he asks…even help destroy the enemies from his past.

But he’s hiding more than he’s telling me.

When our love leads to tragedy, there’s no going back. Gregory’s past is trying to kill our future.

They say love can bring a person to their knees.

I’ve just proven that vengeful love is the strongest force of all.

Book One of the Vengeful Love trilogy.



TO BE READ…

Listen To Me by Kristen Proby
Releasing April 12th
UK http://amzn.to/1NDhoAr
US http://amzn.to/1j7h3gP
(Featured Song: http://wp.me/p3Gaz5-1Dq)

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In New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristen Proby’s brand new series, five best friends open a hot new restaurant, but one of them gets much more than she bargained for when a sexy former rock star walks through the doors—and into her heart.

Seduction is quickly becoming the hottest new restaurant in Portland, and Addison Wade is proud to claim 1/5 of the credit. She’s determined to make it a success and can’t think of a better way to bring in new customers than live music. But when former rock star Jake Keller swaggers through the doors to apply for the weekend gig, she knows she’s in trouble. Addie instantly recognizes him—his posters were plastered all over her bedroom walls in high school—he’s all bad boy…exactly her type and exactly what she doesn’t need.

Jake Keller walked away from the limelight five years ago and yearns to return to what’s always driven him: the music. If he gets to work for a smart-mouthed, funny-as-hell bombshell, all the better. But talking Addie into giving him the job is far easier than persuading her that he wants more than a romp in her bed. Just when she begins to drop her walls, Jake’s past finally catches up with him.

Will Addie be torn apart once again or will Jake be able to convince her to drown out her doubts and listen to her heart?



Dirty by Kylie Scott
Releasing April 19th
UK http://amzn.to/1FBeKxj
US http://amzn.to/1R9pB2U

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The last thing Vaughan Hewson expects to find when he returns to his childhood home is a broken hearted bride in his shower, let alone the drama and chaos that comes with her.

Lydia Green doesn’t know whether to burn down the church or sit and cry in a corner. Discovering the love of your life is having an affair on your wedding day is bad enough. Finding out it’s with his best man is another thing all together. She narrowly escapes tying the knot and meets Vaughan only hours later.

Vaughan is the exact opposite of the picture perfect, respected businessman she thought she’d marry. This former musician-turned-bartender is rough around the edges and unsettled. But she already tried Mr. Right and discovered he’s all wrong-maybe it’s time to give Mr. Right Now a chance.

After all, what’s wrong with getting dirty?



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Review – LEGEND by Katy Evans

The final book!!! Can you believe it? Legend was without a doubt the best book in this series since Real! I loved it!!

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Maverick “the Avenger” Cage wants to rise to the top and become a legend in the ring. Though he keeps his identity well guarded, he’s known on the fighting circuit as the new kid with a chip on his shoulder and a tattoo on his back that marks him as trouble. He’s got a personal score to settle with the Underground’s one and only Remington “Riptide” Tate.

As Mav trains, he meets a young girl—the only other new person in the town–and sparks fly. When things get heated between them, he finds out she’s none other than Reese Dumas, the cousin of Remington Tate’s wife. A girl who’s supposed to root against him and a girl he’s supposed to stay away from.

But Maverick fights for the woman in his heart, and the monsters in his blood. The world’s eyes are on them and the victor will go down in history as the ultimate fighting champion; the ultimate LEGEND.

The highly anticipated sixth story in the New York Times bestselling series that began with Real—“a rare mix of fevered obsession and gentle enchantment…a visceral and addicting debut” (Christina Lauren).

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I had a bit of a rocky time with Legend. It was off to a truly great start, but then I found it difficult to keep my interest. Maybe it was because I wasn’t in the right frame of mind to read. I don’t know. But I put it down and then picked it back up about a week later and got right back into the swing of things.

From that point on, I couldn’t put it down, even if I tried! I devoured every word, and I loved every turn the book took, even though the twist was really predictable (well…the first one was…), I really loved reading about Reese, Maverick, and the rest of the REAL crew! It was so good to be back!!

I found myself really falling for Reese and Maverick; I wanted everything to work out for them so bad because they seemed to have this really epic love, and they needed a HEA! And I loved…gah it’s impossible to say without spoilers, so I’ll just say…Remy. And when you read Legend for yourself, you’ll know exactly what I mean.

Oh man. The championship. I probably shouldn’t have laughed during such an important fight, but the championship was hilarious! The digs which were thrown between the fighters really had me in fits of unexpected laughter. And that ending… Gah!!!

Legend is the 6th and final book in the REAL series, and what a perfect way to end it. Whether you’re a REAL series fanatic, or whether you got lost along the way, LEGEND is a must read, for all the original Remy lovers. I’m glad I had the chance to experience it all from the very beginning.

Thank you, Katy.

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*ARC received in exchange for an honest review*

Side Note: So, I just wanted to take a minute to explain why I gave Legend 5 stars after admitting I put the book down for a week. Typically, if I’ve put a book down or struggled but persevered, I’ll knock half a star/a star off the final rating. And I had every intention of doing that with Legend. Until I reached the end. And there was one rating SCREAMING at me. I felt it in my heart. I loved the rest of this book SO MUCH, you guys!! So much. There was no way I could rate it anything less than what Maverick and Reese deserved. And that, was 5 huge stars.

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Excerpt Reveal and Pre-Order – MANWHORE by Katy Evans

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The first book in Katy Evans’ brand new series releases next month, and I have a HUGE excerpt to help get you excited for it. Don’t forget to pre-order!! I can’t wait to read this one!

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Is it possible to expose Chicago’s hottest player—without getting played?
This is the story I’ve been waiting for all my life, and its name is Malcolm Kyle Preston Logan Saint. Don’t be fooled by that last name though. There’s nothing holy about the man except the hell his parties raise. The hottest entrepreneur Chicago has ever known, he’s a man’s man with too much money to spend and too many women vying for his attention.
Mysterious. Privileged. Legendary. His entire life he’s been surrounded by the press as they dig for tidbits to see if his fairytale life is for real or all mirrors and social media lies. Since he hit the scene, his secrets have been his and his alone to keep. And that’s where I come in.
Assigned to investigate Saint and reveal his elusive personality, I’m determined to make him the story that will change my career.
But I never imagined he would change my life. Bit by bit, I start to wonder if I’m the one discovering him…or if he’s uncovering me.
What happens when the man they call Saint, makes you want to sin?

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I look very different than the girl Saint met in his office. But I don’t feel any different. My nerves are frayed to the edges as I give my name to a bouncer at the entrance and I’m allowed into the club, every part of me snug and tight in my dress as my black heels hit the floor.
Whereas M4 was all museum-like, the Ice Box is pure dark decadence. Ice sculptures sit on pedestals around the room. Cages with body-painted dancers hang from the ceiling. A bar with white and blue lights stretches from one wall to another.
Strobe lights flash across the space as I get jostled by the crowd. The bass thumps as the song “Waves” by Mr. Probz plays for the dancing crowd. Drinks are flowing on shiny silver trays, and the drinks are so adorned—by fruits, olives, salt glitter or colorful liquid swirls—they’re like artworks. This isn’t a normal swanky club. It’s the rich boys’ club and everywhere you look are beautiful people wearing beautiful things.
“I met him! God! When he said hi I thought I’d faint…!”
My nerves eat at me as I hear that, because I know for sure they’re talking about him. Trying to breathe, I wind deeper into the club, wishing for Gina so bad I ache. The room is packed with women, some clearly on the hunt, others already paired with someone, a few hanging out with their friends. I breathe slowly, in and out, telling myself I can do this. It’s just a club. I can have some fun. It’s been a while since I’ve gone out to a club, and never a club like this, but it doesn’t matter. I can interview people, and if I’m lucky, I can do more than that.
After scanning the area and trying to find the best spy-spots, I go to the top level and that’s when I get the best look at what’s happening downstairs at the most crowded corner.
And speak of the devil. My heart stops a beat when I see that dark head of his, and that loathed, burning knot in my stomach squeezes with a vengeance. I swear no one in my life has ever made me this nervous.
He sits with his arms stretched out behind him, a wine glass and two women vying for his attention as he chats with his friends. His masculine face is illuminated in certain angles when the lights flash—his beauty unprecedented.
Okay. Breathing. Do I want him to know I’m here or not?
A watery sensation seems to spread down my limbs as I force myself to go downstairs. I wind a path to the ladies’ room and worm myself through the throng of bodies toward a wide mirror above a set of modernist floating sinks. A group of women preen at themselves while I look our reflections. To my right, a woman pouts her red lips, and to my left, her friend pouts her pink ones. Me? I’m still me, but I look extravagant, like I was born here. I look very different than the young girl in coveralls he met. Will he even recognize me like this?
“You going to the after-party?” Red Lips asks Pink Lips as they retouch their lipsticks.
“No key yet.”
“Lookie lookie.” Red Lips waves a keycard in the air.
There’s squealing in the room and she tucks the key into her bra. “Mine!”
“So there’s an after-party?” I ask them.
“At Saint’s penthouse,” one says, nodding.
“How do you get invited to this party?”
“A hundred keys are distributed during the evening.”
A sudden thought of stealing the very key she’s just tucked into her bra flickers through my mind. I mean, it’s just a key. It couldn’t possibly be a felony.
“Babe,” she tells me, “stop giving my key the eye! I’ve been waiting three years to get a key like this. Go and work your ass out there if you want one. Only the finest asses make it.”
“Thanks,” I say, turning to look at my ass in the mirror questioningly. Gina says I’ve got a great ass. It’s perky and the perfect handful, some would say. But would Saint say that?
I sigh and lean against the wall, then I spot all the little writings on an open stall door. I narrow my eyes, forcing my focus.

Malcolm for my baby-daddy

I sucked Saint’s cock

Tahoe rammed me right here

Callan licks cunt like a caveman

I head back into the noise and try to find a good spot for spying when I see him again. The two women won’t leave his side and now my stomach for some reason feels jumpy, annoying me. One of the blondes takes a shot from the waiter, licks the rim, and then adds salt.
Saint edges back and watches her with an expression of casual boredom, but his lips are curled, as if he’s having some fun.
I’m so engrossed watching—a little too fascinated and a little bit disgusted—I don’t realize a guard has walked up to me until he’s right in my face. He signals to the back of the room—to where Saint’s best friends are now watching me. Saint isn’t even looking my way. Oh no, he’s too busy being entertained, still wearing that almost-bored smile. Maybe they need to take their tops off to get him excited?
All three men fit in perfectly with the lavish surroundings, but I can’t look at the other two. Only at Malcolm. Malcolm’s dark good looks blend with the shadows like Hades in his own little corner of hell.
Suddenly he laughs over something one of the blondes does and he turns a little, his eyes landing straight on me—and stopping there.
I feel his stare like a hit of adrenaline. I want to look away, but I can’t, I feel trapped. I don’t know if I made this up but I could’ve sworn his chest jerked as if he sucked in a breath.
Does he recognize me?
Do I want him to?
Suddenly the atmosphere is so heavy I can’t breathe. My lungs feel like rocks and I really can’t breathe. As he rakes me in one fast, complete sweep of his eyes that makes my stomach grip nervously, he takes in my pumps up to my long blonde hair, and I become aware of my dress hugging the top of my thighs, my hips, my abdomen, my breasts and even my ass. Oh god. I force myself to follow the guard in his direction, every step accelerating my heartbeat. In that black suit and without a tie, the top button of his shirt open and his hair a bit rumpled, Saint is the embodiment of luxurious and decadent and sin. He is Sin Itself and I feel like an absolute…virgin.
He stretches his long legs out before him, his stare fixed on mine without any seeming inclination to move away.
“Mr. Saint,” the guard clears his throat. “The gentlemen had me summon her.”
Although his smile doesn’t waver, the look on his face is completely remote and unreadable.
“Here she is, gentlemen,” the guard then tells the other two—the blond and the copper-haired men looking at me like lunch.
“Tahoe,” the blonde says.
“Callan,” the copper-haired says.
Saint merely pats the blondes on the butt and sends them on her way, then he reaches out to take my elbow somehow in an instinctive gesture that brings me a strange sense of comfort. I don’t know anybody else here, so when he tugs me to his side, I go down and sit next to him on the edge of the long booth.
And that’s when he leans his dark head over to me and murmurs, “Malcolm.” His voice is so deep and rumbling, I shiver.
“Rachel,” I lamely offer.
He raises his eyebrow and stares at me. What are you doing here, Rachel? he seems to ask.
I’m wondering what to say, when Tahoe lifts his drink and drains it. “You’re up past your bedtime.” The Texan oil baby. Oozing charm, drawling out the words.
I don’t know why but I’m acutely aware of the position of Saint’s body in relation to mine. He just straightened fully in the booth and somehow shifted so his arm is very noticeably stretched out behind me.
“Like they say, no rest for the wicked,” I answer Tahoe with an extra-wide smile, my heart pounding over Saint’s nearness.
Suddenly I can smell him. Just him. Among all the mingled scents in the room, it’s Saint somehow in my lungs, in every breath. He radiates a vitality that draws me like a magnet. It unnerves me but something in his presence, so close to me, soothes me too.
“Apparently there’s a dress code—Saint had to drop his tail and horns at the door,” Callan jokes as a waiter sets a drink before me.
“Oh yes.” I tug the hem of my skirt self-consciously, “I had to drop half my dress.”
“Did you now?” Tahoe asks.
“T.”
One word, one letter, from Malcolm.
“Yeah, Saint?” Tahoe returns, lifting his eyebrows.
“Dibs.”
I almost spit out the drink. I cough and slam my hand to my chest, and Saint calmly reaches out to take my drink from my hand and sets it aside. “Okay?” he asks, ducking his head and peering into my face.
I give one last cough and squeeze my eyes shut and nod, and when I open my eyes, Saint is the only thing I see. I find him staring at me in such a penetrating way I can feel the stare in my bones.
“Did you just get to the party, Rachel?” he asks.
As he waits for my reply, he reaches for my cocktail and extends the glass out to me. His wrist is thick and looks so strong, so golden, his skin smooth, his arm dusted with a little bit of hair as I cautiously take it from him, our fingers brushing.
Tahoe reaches for his coat pocket and waves whatever he extracted in the air. “Saint! May I?”
Excitement leaps in my chest when I realize it’s the key!
“Not happening, that’s not her scene,” Malcolm murmurs besides me.
“Aw! Come on, let me give her a key. She’s a dime, man,” Tahoe drawls.
I’m so disbelieving, I’m not even breathing as Malcolm slowly stands. I follow him up, staring up into his face in confusion.
“What do you mean it’s not my scene?” I demand. I feel like there’s no gravity when he stands so close to me. I’m dizzy. Confused. And unexpectedly hurt.
For the first time since we met, he looks at me like he’s actually losing his temper…with me. He leans closer and puts his lips close to my ear. “Trust me when I tell you, it’s not your scene. Go home,” he whispers. He sends me a look laden with warning and walks away, blending into the crowd.
Tahoe and Callan stare at me, speechless. “That’s a first,” Tahoe mumbles and heads away.
I feel myself burn in humiliation and confusion. Worse is that, when I go outside, the same man who drove us around the day before walks over to me.
“Miss Livingston, a pleasure to drive you,” he says, hanging up his phone as if Saint just called him. He is a huge man, with a bald head, an earpiece, and no expression. A second later, he’s opening the car door of the Rolls for me.
Seriously?
Did Saint call him just now and ask him to escort me home?
Aware of people staring and seeing me being led to Saint’s car, I climb into the back of the car and I murmur my thanks simply because it’s not this man’s fault.
The car smells new and expensive and, like him. A bottle of wine and water bottles ride with me. There’s music in the background and the temperature is just right. The perfect luxury of it all tempts me to run my hands down my dress and look down at myself in confusion. What is wrong with me?
I feel as if he pulled the rug from under me and reminded me what I’m up against. The top of the species. Somebody ruthless.
I can’t take the heat in the back of my ears and on my cheeks. I sag on the backseat and set my forehead on the window. Focus, Livingston! Exhaling, I grab my phone and try to write down all the details about what I saw, but I can’t right now. I just can’t do anything but ride here, in his car, wondering why I feel so vulnerable.

MANWHORE #1 – Out March 24th!
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New Release, Review, and Pre-Order – Blog Tour: RIPPED by Katy Evans

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It’s LIVE!!!! Katy Evans is back with the much anticipated 5th book in the Real series. Check out my review below, and make sure you one click! And you can also pre-order the sixth book in the series!!!

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Every woman wants me–except the one I sing for.
Seattle shakes with anticipation: they call it the concert of the year. They say girls are getting pregnant just thinking about my band being in town.
But when you love a girl, you don’t leave her with nothing but a ring and a promise. Any man with half a brain should know.
So what did I expect my girl would do when she saw me again?
Well, for starters, she loathes our music. Particularly the song I wrote about her.
When I sing it, the stadium is in an uproar. Thousands of fans scream my name like I’m a god–but yeah, not her. Crystal clear: the girl’s not happy to see me.
Black hair, black boots, a bad attitude, that’s her — Pandora Stone is a freaking man-eater and she’s out for my blood.
That’s alright.
Let her come at me. Because I’m out for her heart and, this time, there’s no way she can stop me.

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I’m happy!!!! So freaking happy with this book. I struggled pretty big with Rogue, but Katy Evans pulled it back in, and delivered to us a dose of the magic that we know she possesses within her writing, in Ripped.

Pandora – known to Real series readers – is the gothic friend of Brooke and Melanie. We never really got to know much about Pandora in the previous books in this series, other than the fact that she was broken. And bitchy. But they kind of go hand in hand, right? So I was definitely intrigued to know more about her, and I wasn’t disappointed. Though, at times, she came across a little immature, she was funny, spunky, and had a big heart.

Mackenna – lead singer of rock band, Crack Bikini, and the guy who broke Pandora’s heart, six years ago. I really did like Mackenna. He’s no Remy, and he doesn’t have the crazy intensity of Greyson, but I liked that he was different from them, and that Katy doesn’t have her leading men all fitting into the same box. And hello!! He’s a rock star!!

Together, I thought Pandora and Mackenna were great. They kept me entertained with their bickering, sexing, and loving, and I was absolutely rooting for them to finally get their HEA, and join the Real series lovebirds, Brooke and Remy, and Melanie and Greyson – who we get to see again in this book – yay!!!

The plot was…interesting. There were some turns that had me thinking, hmmmm, really?? But there was a WHAT-THE-ACTUAL-HELL kind of twist that took the book in a completely different direction, and added a whole heap of emotion to the story. And yes, I had a little cry for the characters after this point.

I’m still not really sure about the ending, if I’m honest. Due to the big twist, although it ended good, it felt like it was left open for more, so I was really happy as I knew that a 6th book had been added to the series, and I thought that Pandora and Mackenna’s story would continue. But from the look of the very brief description on Amazon, that isn’t the case…

Nonetheless, this was a great book, and will sure to be another hit for Katy Evans super fans. I’m looking forward to finding out what’s next.

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REAL #1 – Out Now!
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MINE #2 – Out Now!
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REMY #3 – Out Now!
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ROGUE #4 – Out Now!
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RIPPED #5 – Out Now!
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UNTITLED #6 – Out July 7th, 2015!
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New Review – Blog Tour: ROGUE by Katy Evans

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Katy Evans is back, and this time with a brand new hero! Check out my review and full series buying links, including pre-order for the 5th and final book RIPPED!

Title: Rogue
Series: Real, #4
Author: Katy Evans
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Book 4 of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Real series.

HE SAYS HE’S NO GOOD FOR HER.
SHE HATES THAT HE MIGHT BE RIGHT.

Brook Dumas found Remington Tate in REAL, and now it’s her best friend Melanie’s turn to find the man who makes her heart sing. After years of searching, one night in the rain, the strong and mysterious Greyson King comes to her rescue. He’s bold, and maybe just the lover, friend, and protector she’s been searching for. When they make love, he says her name like it means something. Like she means something—and that’s everything she’s ever wanted.

He disappears for days without a word, and when he’s around, he says he’ll only hurt her. Buy when he’s away, her heart hurts more.

Then Melanie uncovers the dark world he’d been determined to keep hidden, and suspects that their random first meeting might have not been so random after all.

Caught in a free fall of emotions, Melanie has no one to catch her but the man she should be running from. . .

But what do you do when your Prince Charming has gone Rogue?

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Since the wonderful Katy Evans first released her debut novel REAL, I have stalked her social media religiously for any news on new releases. Remington Tate made quite the impact on my book loving heart, and I completely fell in love with each book she wrote about him. When she announced that the fourth book in the series would be about characters other than Brook and Remy, I was a little sad, but also excited to see if she could make me fall in love with someone else.

So now we have Brook’s BFF Melanie, and newcomer Greyson.

In previous books in the series, Melanie was a fun loving, funny girl – the scene in MINE where she dresses as a granny and pushes a dolled up Brook in a wheelchair is still to this day one of my favourite scenes from the entire series! But for me, she seemed completely different in ROGUE, even coming across very adolescent at times, and saying things that I would expect from someone in high school. Sometimes I guess we do say things like she said in jest, but in text they don’t come across that way, and I think that’s what happened here.

Now for the leading man. What can I say about Greyson King? He was an intense kind of guy. Sexy. Built. And he was shrouded in mystery. Who doesn’t love those things in their book boyfriends?? I did really like him, and found myself much more interested in his character, and POV than I did Melanie’s. I think he moved the book along better than Melanie did, as she was a bit all over the place. Though I have to say, Greyson likes to talk sexy, but some of the things he said were most definitely not sexy, and in fact made me cringe and think ‘what big beefy guy says stuff like that???

The concept for the book, I absolutely loved!!! I won’t say what it is because I want you to find out how I did, but I have to admit, I didn’t get into this story until 12% when the link between the characters was mentioned, and it was at that point that I sat up and took notice. For the majority of the book unfortunately the book focused more on the sex than the story. I wasn’t really into those scenes at all, and it wasn’t until the last 30% that I was officially hooked.

That part of the book was superb, and I did not want it to end. I found myself wishing that the rest of the book had been like that, because this was the Katy Evans magic that I knew and loved. I honestly cannot praise the end of the book enough, and I’m hoping with everything I have that the author continues the next book (Pandora’s book) the with the same style and flow, because that was ROGUE’s saving grace for me.

So next up and ending the series is Pandora – Brook and Melanie’s bitchy, goth friend. I can’t say I’m a fan of her right now, but by the looks of it, she is one broken girl. I’m looking forward to finding out how she became that way, and who will put the pieces of her heart back together. I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed for more Evans excellence.

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MINE #2 – Out Now!
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REMY #3 – Out Now!
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ROGUE #4 – Out Now!
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RIPPED #5 – Out December!
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