***Book Blast*** Claimed by The Mountain Man by Gemma Weir

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Claimed By The Mountain Man by Gemma Weir

The Montana Mountain Men Book 4

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Genre: Erotic Mountain Man Romance

Interconnected Standalone in the Montana Mountain Men series

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“Oh. My. Goodness. What did I just read? This is by far one of the hottest books I’ve ever read” – Goodreads Review

“OMG!  If you love insta-love with a possessive, bossy, dirty-talking alpha this is the book for you” – Goodreads Review

 

BLURB

Infuriating, sexy and seemingly everywhere, Penn Barnett is far too sexy for his own good. It seems like every woman in Rockhead Point has had a taste of the mountain man, and I can definitely see the appeal.

When I literally fall into his orbit, he tells me I’m his the moment our eyes meet. But my life is anything but simple, and right now I just don’t have the time or energy for another complication in my world… no matter how hot he is.

Only he isn’t prepared to take no for an answer… and he’s determined to make me his.

Now he’s everywhere I am, following me home and trying to take over my life. But I’m not the only woman who wants to be claimed by him and his ex has open access to my life, especially when I’m staying in her mom’s house.

If I’m his and he’s mine, how come everything is trying to tear us apart? He wants to claim me, and I might want that too, but my life isn’t my own, and for the first time ever… the Barnett brothers’ legacy might not be as powerful as real life.

Check out the Series:

Check out Book 1: Property of The Mountain Man:

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Review by Julie

Having read the first 3 books recently, I was already acquainted with the Barnett brothers, whilst all very different, they all have the same trait, they all believe in their one great love being instant.  

“I’m a Barnett, and your mine”

When Penn runs into Lulu his world turns on its axes,  literally knocking her off her feet….much to new to town Lulu’s exasperation.

The back and forth between these two is great, Lulu doesn’t stand for nonsense, but also doesn’t understand her instant attraction.  What Penn doesn’t bargain for is the love he feels for a second female on the same day.  Lulu comes as a package deal with her daughter Poppy, and Penn when is over the shock steps up and wants to be embedded in both their lives. 

“Winning her will be the ultimate challenge with the sweetest prize, and I can’t wait to win.

Penn’s patience is tested, he doesn’t want to wait and is all in from the start, but understands Lulu has to put her daughters needs first, and is hesitant at becoming too close as the risk of it going wrong is heartbreak for her and her Princess.  

Both with past issues that they are reluctant to open up about, will Penn with his alphahole personality, win straight talking, closed off Lulu over…you need to read and find out.

I enjoyed catching up with the rest of the family and their antics, Gemma has written a great addition to this series, Penn is slightly more possessive and jealous than his brothers and he isn’t ashamed about it.

If you like, insta love, stories of possessive alphaholes, who are unapologetic about how hard they love their women and who are challenged in return, this book is for you.

Meet the Author

Gemma Weir is a half crazed stay at home mom to three kids, one man child and a hell hound. She has lived in the midlands, in the UK her whole life and has wanted to write a book since she was a child. Gemma has a ridiculously dirty mind and loves her book boyfriends to be big, tattooed alpha males. She’s a reader first and foremost and she loves her romance to come with a happy ending and lots of sexy sex.

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**Cover Reveal** Fighting Fate by Alexandra Silva

 

**COVER REVEAL**

FIGHTING FATE BY Alexandra Silva

 

A Contemporary Sports Romance with…

– American MMA Champion

– British Musical Theatre Starlet

– One Night-Stand

– Accidental Pregnancy

– Swoony Romance

– Laugh Out Loud Banter

– Grumpy/Sunshine with a twist

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Blurb

Choices have never been something I’m good at. They have a tendency to bite back. And one night with Rory Knight, MMA World Champion and unexpected sex god, doesn’t just bite back, it swallows me whole.

One night becomes a promise of six months. No strings attached. No consequences. No expectations. Just fun.

But with a guy like Rory, fun always has consequences. His world is filled with expectations. Before we know it, we’re tangled up in headlines. Fun with Rory makes me one of the most hated women in the world. And if that wasn’t enough, my past is coming back to haunt me.

I’m stalked and hunted, and in the end, the only choice I have is to let Rory go. The only problem is that fighting him is a hopeless cause. And Fighting fate…never has a happy ending. Does it?

MEET THE AUTHOR
Alexandra Silva is a lover of words and romance. She blames the classics and a nutty English teacher for her obsession with books and fiction. Come rain or shine with either coffee or wine in hand you can find her with her nose stuck in a book and her head in the clouds. She lives in London outnumbered by her very loud boys, with her very own hero and their two wild cats—Jack and Jill.

***Release Tour*** Misadventures with a Duke by Angel Payne

 

 

 

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Misadventures with a Duke by Angel Payne

Release Date: 25th January 2022

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The stories are scandalous, refreshing, and, of course, incredibly sexy. They’re the perfect bedside read, a ‘quick blush’ for the reader who loves a page-turning romance.
Misadventures is a romantic series of spicy standalone novels, each written or co-written by some of the best names in romance.

Goodreads TBR: https://bit.ly/GR_Duke

 

Blurb

Could his past be the key to her future?

Even optimists have bad days, but Raegan Tavish’s streak has lasted for weeks. The rising star of fashion stylists is dealing with both a bad break-up and a creative slump, so apartment sitting for her lovebird friends feels like a way to realign karma—until fate has its say.

As soon as Bastien De Leon steps out of the giant wardrobe in his brother’s master bedroom, Raegan knows what kind of complication has just struck her life. The cabinet is no normal piece of imposing furniture. It’s a time travel device, and it’s just brought this stunning warrior forward by over two hundred years. But why?

On a quest to return Bastien back to the time in which he belongs, Raegan already knows she will be forever changed by this arrogant duke and his irresistible passions. But what if Bastien’s intrusion isn’t just a visit? What if this man is here to awaken something new inside her…and change the course of her existence forever?

Misadventures is a romantic series of spicy standalone novels, each written or co-written by some of the best names in romance. The stories are scandalous, refreshing, and, of course, incredibly sexy. They’re the perfect bedside read, a ‘quick blush’ for the reader who loves a page-turning romance.

 

MEET THE AUTHOR

 

USA Today bestseller Angel Payne is a grateful storyteller. She has numerous book series to her credit, including the Bolt Saga and Honor Bound series, the Secrets of Stone and Shark’s Edge collaborations with Victoria Blue, the Blood of Zeus series with NYT bestseller Meredith Wild, and the upcoming Because series.

Angel is a native Southern Californian, leading to her love of being in the outdoors, where she often reads and writes. She still lives in Southern California with her soulmate husband and beautiful daughter, to whom she is a proud cosplay/culture con mom. Her passions also include exercise, travel, and hunting for cool coffee houses.

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***Release Blitz*** The Bad Wedding Date by Vicki James

 

 

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The Bad Wedding Date by Vicki James

 

Cover Design: Lou Stock of LJ Designs

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A stand-alone fake-date romance—available now. Part of Kindle Unlimited.

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“Vicki James has always been a must-read author for me. Her books are addictive, I’ve binge read each one, and I can’t get enough.”

 – NYT Bestselling Author Natasha Preston

Add to TBR ➤ https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/54569679-the-bad-wedding-date

Things you need to know:

🥂 Mysterious Man

🥂 Fake Date Deal

🥂 Secrets & Lies

🥂 London High Society

🥂 Revenge & Punishment

🥂 Undeniable Chemistry

🥂 Heat, Angst, & Real Romance

Blurb

Having to attend my sister’s wedding with a pretend boyfriend had been bad enough, but when that fake date left me stranded an hour before the ceremony, I thought my life was over. No one wore disappointment as poorly as my mother, and I’d already given her a thousand reasons to wish I’d never been born.

Which was why, when a random stranger sat beside me at the bus stop, wearing a crisp suit and a winning smile as though God himself had heard my woeful prayers, I wasted no time in making a rushed deal with the devil:
A night of his time in exchange for money I didn’t have.

It sounded so simple. It sounded easy… if only cash had been what Fraser Scott wanted at the end of the night. A man like him, with his intense grey eyes, hard muscles, and obvious charm didn’t need his wallet filling. He didn’t need anything I was willing to offer freely.

By the time it was all over, what Fraser demanded, in fact, was me…

And it turned out that Fraser wasn’t the kind of man who walked away from a deal without coming out on top.

Review by Tara

“There was something about this woman I couldn’t put my finger on—it unnerved me—and that didn’t happen often in my world. I usually had our targets figured out in a matter of minutes.”
In true Vicki James fashion, the words and the passion she put into The Bad Wedding Date have me reconsidering everything I thought I knew in life. About love, trust and why Fraser Scott isn’t a real person! Why isn’t he real? WHY?!?!
“Nothing was ever explosive, out of this world, electrifying or beyond anything my dreams could ever have conjured. It was always fine, and somewhere along the way, I’d settled for that.”
Charlotte grew up knowing that she didn’t want to be like her family, specifically her mother. Shying away from their money and riches, she gets a job at a care home, and has a sensible apartment, and a quiet life. On the day of her sister’s wedding, Charlotte takes a chance and attends, but on the way she meets someone that will turn her life upside down, and not in a bad way. Fraser has a mission in life….to protect women against scumbags and rid the world of the ones that the law doesn’t deal with. He needs to get into the wedding of the year, and seeing Charlotte all alone, he has his in. Little does he know, Charlotte is a force to be reckon with, and his heart is on the line.
“ “Being an outcast isn’t always a bad thing,” he whispered. I swallowed and looked back at my family, not sure why my chest pinched if being an outcast really was meant to be a blessing in disguise.”
Seriously, The Bad Wedding Date is unlike anything I have read before. I went into this book, not knowing what it was about. But as I continued reading, I could not put it down, let alone think of anything else! Each word consumed me. My heart beat wildly, I was constantly smiling, my thighs clenched and my mind was blown. With one believing love doesn’t exist, to the other believing that love will win, Charlotte and Fraser will hold your attention, from beginning to end. As I finished and almost burst into the most unattractive ugly cry ever, I put down my book, closed my eyes and took a deep breath. I let each of Vicki’s words wash over me as I thought about The Bad Wedding Date. I cannot wait to read it again!
“Everything about me fell apart as the man I thought had been a blessing in disguise turned out to be the worst wedding date imaginable. One who stole any hope of happiness I’d ever dared to have. No one would ever live up to what I thought he’d once been.”

Meet the Author

Vicki James is a pseudonym for Victoria L. James, taking her stories from heavy angst to heavy romance and bad boys you can’t help but fall in love with. She is, however, one and the same person so feel free to follow her on any of her platforms, be it Vicki James or Victoria L. James. Most importantly, enjoy the stories she tells, no matter what name she releases under.

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Website: www.victorialjames.com/Vicki-James

 


**Release Tour** The Sassy Nanny Dilemma by Elizabeth SaFleur

The Sassy Nanny Dilemma

by Elizabeth SaFleur

Series: Practically Perfect Nannies

Genre: Steamy romantic comedy, steamy contemporary

An opposites-attract romantic comedy

Standalone

Cover by Brown Lady Pub

  Blurb:

They can resist each other. Really, they can.

 

The last thing Ashton Scott needs is more life complications. He has demanding celebrity clients and a six-year-old daughter he didn’t even know he had until recently. His to-do list has no room for Adelaide, a hometown nanny who once had a crush on him.

But now grown up, does she have to be so damned magnetic—and infuriating? Good thing resistance to temptation is his specialty. At least it was…

For Adelaide, life was good before Ash returned to Moorsville. She’d almost forgotten her one and only run-in with the man years ago—the most humiliating experience of her life (and that is saying something).

But now he needs a nanny, and quite frankly, his little girl needs her. His ideas of parenting could fit into a thimble. Not letting the six-year-old get dirty or eat sugar? Ha!

The fact he nearly melts her panties off with his stern face isn’t going to be a problem. Really, it isn’t.

 

A meet cute, opposites attract, grumpy boss-Miss Sunshine, steamy romantic comedy

 

 

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 Review by Tara

“He had a lot of perceptions to reverse, starting with people believing he was a deadbeat dad who swooped in only for his daughter’s fortune. A playboy who only cared about wine, women, and winning. Including his nanny, apparently, by the way she described her thoughts about him.”
When uptight business man Ashton finds out he is a father, he will have only the best looking after his little girl. When he runs into Adelaide at the nanny business, he is immediately turned off by her care-free behaviour. Only problem, his daughter Maribelle is obsessed with her. Allowing Addy to watch Maribelle for the night, Ash must relax a little, but with the trauma his daughter has endured, it is hard. Watching her open up to Addy makes Ash anxious, but mostly because he cannot understand his feelings towards Adelaide.
“She couldn’t do it, couldn’t tell him everything that would change the way he was looking at her now. He was being so… human with her. She didn’t want to risk him thinking she was a monster and see him put up a shield on his face again.”
Adelaide has known Ash’s family all her life, she even had an emphasis run in with Ash in her youth. But when she sees Maribelle, she knows that she has to help that little girl. However, working with “rule stickler” Ash, has it’s challenges, but it is Addy’s secret thoughts that will make it hard for her to focus on anything other than Ash.
“He’d been like everyone else. For so many years he’d been the man she held everyone else accountable to. What a fool. He was like all the others. Who was it that said when someone shows you who they are, believe them?”
The Sassy Nanny Dilemma is filled with humour and moments that will tug on your heart strings. Ash and Addy have the best chemistry, and Elizabeth has a classy and fun way of bring that to her readers. Add in some small town drama and gossip, and The Sassy Nanny Dilemma will have you binge reading, just like I did!

~Elizabeth Links~

Web site: http://www.elizabethsafleur.com/

News From Elizabeth (newsletter): http://eepurl.com/WK5EH

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***Cover Reveal*** Of Blood and Tears by M. Macdonald

 

Of Blood and Tears by M. Macdonald

Cover Reveal: 19th January 2022

Cover Design: Pink Elephant Designs

Genre: Dark Romance

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Blurb

Monsters.

They were all around me.

I was only a kid when I ran, still, I would have joined the circus as a clown just to escape the devil himself. My future wasn’t filled with rainbows and flowers, it was filled with death and torture. I was cleaning, just with a gun in my back pocket, instead of a duster.

To survive, I’d done it all.

Then he’d come along and I’d fallen into his world.

Ronin King.

Savior.

Monster.

Mine.

About the Author

Maria Macdonald is an author who writes sometimes, but mostly procrastinates.

She’s a serial Netflix watcher, an avid reader and occasionally she’ll release a book.

She likes tea, and chocolate – often eating too much!

She writes in multiple Romance genres and cannot seem to stay in one lane! 

Originally from London, she now lives in South West England.

 

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Reader Group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/mariasmisfits/

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**Release Blitz** Escaping Reality by Samantha Jayne Grubey

Escaping Reality

A Debut Romance by Samantha Jayne Grubey

Cover by: The Pretty Little Design Co. – The Author Zone

 

 

 

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Blurb: 

Nobody wants to live without their best friend, but when Holly is murdered, Chlo has no choice.

Chlo is the only person who has the answers – too bad she can’t remember when she wakes up two weeks later.

Chlo is sent to a rehabilitation centre where she has to learn to grieve, along the way of trying to access her memories she has to deal with her feelings for Corey, her best friend’s brother.

For Holly was always a reason to stay away, now it’s their reason to try.

Author’s Social Media Links:

Website: https://www.samanthajaynegrubey.com 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SamanthaJayneGrubeyAuthor

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***Release Blitz*** The Hunt by SR Jones

 

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The Hunt [Bratva Blood Book 6] by SR Jones


Model: Jeff Burton

Photographer: Wander Aguiar Photography

Genre/Tropes: Romantic Suspense | 

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It can be read as a standalone

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 Buy link https://geni.us/TheHuntBratvaBlood

 

Blurb

She spent her life running, and I spent mine letting her. Not anymore. Now the hunt is on.

Cole

For as long as I’ve known her, Pamela has run from commitment, and I’ve let her. Then she got herself kidnapped and held hostage in South America, and I decided… No. More.

I’ve spent my life letting her run, telling myself she was too fragile, not ready for love, too scared of commitment.

Enough.

I physically hunted her down in that hellish jungle, and now I will emotionally hunt her down, until she accepts what is staring us in the face.

We love each other.

Pamela 

Cole thinks it is so simple. We love one another, and that is all that matters.

If only life were so easy. 

I have secrets that are so deep and dark I am terrified to share them. 

If Cole knew the real me, not only wouldn’t he love me, but he’d be the one running.

No matter how much I try, though, I can’t escape.

Cole won’t let me. So now he must face my demons too. 

The Hunt is a dark mafia romance, featuring an ex-Navy SEAL, the woman he loves, a Mexican Cartel, and the Russian bratva.

It can be read as a standalone. Trigger warnings apply!

 

Meet The Author

Skye Jones is an award winning and USA Today Bestselling Author.

She writes dark mafia and contemporary romance as SR Jones, and angsty paranormal romance as Skye.


**Release Blitz** Sweeter than Sin by Rachel De Lune

SWEETER THAN SIN

by

RACHEL DE LUNE

Standalone Contemporary Romance

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BLURB

I used to believe in love.

Before him, that is. Before Ezra Steel.

His business takeover of the restaurant where I worked did two things. It cost me my promotion and forced my pulse to race with only his slightest glance. Ezra Steel was the cause of all my problems and my biggest distraction. The twisted tension between us was a thread winding ever tighter until it finally snapped, and I gave into temptation.

That kiss didn’t quench the fire between us, and one night together somehow led to a trip to the romance capital of the world, Paris. A dream.

I couldn’t stop my heart from falling, and I allowed myself to hope. But good things don’t always happen to good people. And Ezra made sure I knew that. My world crumbled, and my hope turned into hate.
It’s a strong word. But Ezra deserved it.

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Excerpt:

He’s cool and collected, and I’m about ready to collapse under the stress of this situation. Astrid would kill me if she knew that this bully of a boss had gotten under my skin so badly. And I’m sure Suki would have a word to say, too.

“Please, reconsider my shifts. Then I wouldn’t have to look for another job,” I say as defiantly as I can.

“Why should I? You’ve not listened to what I’ve asked. You’ve defied me and pushed back on everything about Steel.” He rears back and gives me a moment to catch my breath.

“Ezra, please. I am a good worker, it’s just… it’s…” I can’t finish my sentence because words seem to be failing me, distracted by the situation.

“Who told you my name, and what makes you think we’re on first name terms?” His eyes are so dark, so dangerous, and all I can think about is kissing him.

His lips, his mouth… What did he say?

“I’m sorry, Suki, and it just…” I pull my lips behind my teeth to stop me from saying anything more.

He stares at me, and I wait, expecting the words ‘your fired’ to fall from those lips I can’t stop looking at.

“If you’re struggling, perhaps we can come to some sort of arrangement.”

“Like what?” His offer feels like a trap, but I can’t help being interested.

“Use your imagination.” He looks down at me, his eyes travelling over my body, and all I can think about is what he looks like under that shirt.

What?

My mind catches up with his words, but one thing I don’t need is any more imagination. Is he really looking for sex here?

My mind goes into overdrive, and I can’t take my eyes off of his lips.

Is this a test? What sort of arrangement?

I take a breath and push up on my toes, my lips gently brushing his. The electricity of that caress sends a bolt of need through me that short-circuits my brain. I lean further into the kiss, and my arms go to circle his neck.

Passion takes over, and my body gives in, but as I deepen the kiss, eager to get lost in the man that makes me so mad I want to scream, he pulls back.

“Hmm.” He pulls my wrists from around his neck, his fingers branding my skin with his touch, and leaves them by my side. “Good to know what you’re prepared to do for your job.” His tongue licks the corner of his lips.

Mortification washes over me as he turns towards his desk, but as soon as I catch the smirk on his face, anger replaces all the emotions running through me.

“You jerk.”

“Be careful, Belle.”

“You’re nothing but a sleaze. Is this part of the Steel experience, too? Part of your control-freak rules,” I shout.

“I did nothing here. This was all you. And I remember ending it. Although I didn’t expect you to taste so sweet.” He takes a seat.

Embarrassment and disappointment cloud my head, and all I can think of is bursting into tears. But I won’t give him the satisfaction. I wait for another second and see Ezra ignore me standing here, completely devastated at what just happened.

I catch the door as I leave and slam it as hard as I can. As I march through the restaurant, I grab at the pins in my hair and rip them out. Who cares? I can’t work here anymore. He’s made a fool out of me, and I can’t come back here and pretend that didn’t happen.

My hair spirals out of the bun as I storm through and out into the fresh air. The tears sting my eyes as I race towards the tube. People stay out of my way, and I’m relieved. I probably look a little mad, and I am. Mad at Ezra, but more than that, I’m mad at myself. Because as angry as I am, I’m upset that he rejected me, and admitting that kills a piece of me.

I wanted to kiss him. I wanted him to kiss me back, and after he’s been so inflexible and cruel over a few shifts, so harsh, I should have more respect for myself. But there’s something between us that’s undeniable, and it’s mixing everything up in my head.

The tears rush down my face as I relive the humiliation, and I vow not to let Ezra Steel get the better of me again. 

Tara’s  Review

“I’m not like this. I’m happy and carefree about much of my life. Every glass is half full, and fairy tales can happen. But right now, there’s nothing hopeful about this situation, and worse, it’s making me resent everything, including Mr Steel.”
When you’re world gets flipped upside down, you cannot help but to fight back. When the restaurant Bella works at gets a major overhaul, Bella is mad. New rules, new uniform, and a new boss. A boss that infuriates her…while being incredibly handsome and powerful. When Ezra buys a restaurant to make it one of his best ever, he also get a disgruntled employee. She’s stubborn, and emotional, but he cannot help but be drawn to her. Like a schoolyard crush, Bella and Ezra push and pull, making their lives all the more confusing.
“Having never been in love before doesn’t help when you’re looking for that very thing.   What if I got it all wrong? What if the passion that burns between two people can be interpreted as other powerful emotions?”
Sweeter Than Sin showcases the journeys of Bella and Ezra, both personally and together. We get to see into their lives and how they navigate their paths to their futures. Stubborn and determined meets determined and focused, or in the words of Rachel “We seem to be like oil and water, never able to mix properly.” Ezra and Bella have a challenge with each other in Sweeter Than Sin.
 “You made me weak, and I hate that. You made me want something I never thought I did, and I hate that. So why do I ache? Why does it hurt worse when I’m not with you? Why can’t I let you go?” 

MEET RACHEL DE LUNE

Rachel writes emotionally driven contemporary romance.

She began scribbling her stories in the pages of a notebook several years ago and still can’t resist putting pen to real paper. What ifs are turned into heartfelt stories of love where there will always be a HEA.

Rachel lives in the South West of England and if she’s not writing HEAs, she’s probably reading them. She is a wife and has a beautiful daughter.

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