***Release Tour*** Dex by Rie Warren

AVAILABLE NOW!

Dex by Rie Warren

Dex is book 3 in the O’Sullivan Brothers Irish mafia series.

No cliffhangers.
No cheating.
Includes sizzling hot scenes.
Can be read as a standalone.

#Dex #RieWarren

$0.99 preorder/first week of release. Kindle Unlimited

Buy 𝘁𝗼𝗱𝗮𝘆 → https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B54WN8JD

𝗦𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗟𝗶𝗻𝗸→ https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08YY9VTDS

𝗕𝗼𝗼𝗸𝗯𝘂𝗯: https://www.bookbub.com/books/dex-dark-irish-mafia-romance-o-sullivan-brothers-book-3-by-rie-warren

𝗚𝗼𝗼𝗱𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱𝘀: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/61352300-dex

 

Blurb

DEX
She’s a bossy blue-blooded Bostonian. I’m a hardened mafia man. There’s no friggin’ way our two worlds should collide, but when they do . . . BOOM, CRASH, DESIRE.

Now it’s just my bad freakin’ luck I can’t keep my mind off the snobby babe’s banging body and beautiful eyes. When she runs into trouble and I’m there to rescue her, I’m ready to put my filthy fantasies into action whether she likes it or not.

I get to introduce the prim and proper woman to the heights of wild lust. But the one thing I really lord over her is a big fat dirty secret her dear daddy has kept from her for years.

Yeah, this is gonna be fun.

IVY
God, I could just scream. No man has ever undermined my composure as quickly as Declan “Dex” O’Sullivan.

It’s just my bad luck that I need his help when I come under attack. I find out then he’s much more than just a pain in my backside; he is seriously bad news. But he’s also breathtakingly attractive with his bad boy aura.

He’s conceited, crude, crass . . . and determined to lay claim over me.

When I realize I’ve got more in common with Dex than I ever thought possible, it’s all downhill from there. I’m about to become a pawn in a game of mafias and one more man I never considered an enemy before. Now that my life is on the line, can Dex save me one more time?

 

Tara’s 5***** Review

 

Ok…clench your thighs and bite your fists…you are about to meet Declan “Dex” O’Sullivan…and once you do, your fantasies will never be the same!
“I wondered at times what it would feel like to just cut loose from the bonds of propriety. To feel such fiery desire that my toes curled and left me aching for another touch.”
Brother in the notorious Irish mafia, Declan has lead a hard life. Trusting someone is huge, so Declan doesn’t let a lot of people in. When he sees Ivy for the first time, he sees a spoiled rich girl and doesn’t want anything to do with her! Getting under her skin seems like a fun time, but when he sees her mission, he thinks he might have gotten her wrong. When Ivy (literally) stumbles into Declan’s backyard, she learns about her family’s secrets and when a deal is made, both Declan and Ivy take on something they have never dreamed before….a relationship!! When Declan and Ivy come together, sparks and bullets fly!
“Just one day with the man. That was all it had taken for me to become attached to him. And I knew where to find him. But I couldn’t. I wouldn’t. Surrendering to him would mean . . . a complete loss of control.”
I am obsessed with the O’Sullivan series!! So hot and so deadly, each brother’s story is intriguing! We have always had Declan in the shadows, but when you read his story, your heart strings will be pulled in all directions. We of course, get to reunite with past members in Rie’s books, and meet some new ones, like Ivy! Strong, beautiful and determined, Ivy is a match for Declan. But once they worm their ways into each other’s hearts, they will seem like a match made in heaven! Please read all the books in the O’Sullivan series!! Your fantasies will thank me!
“Not just in my body—fully, completely—but into my life, my world, all of me. And he could so easily destroy me. I didn’t know if I trusted him enough to let him have that sort of power over me. This was too soon. Too sudden. We were still so new. And already broken.”

Meet the Author

Badass, sassafras Rie Warren is an OG Amazon All Star author of Bad Boy books and MC romance. She delivers five-star sex, suspense, and the best banter around. Her stories are one hundred percent original, do not contain fluffy plots or virgin brides, and wring every last emotion from readers to leave them with a satisfied smile. Rie’s tough alpha males are never brought to heel, but are instead healed by the feisty femme fatale of their perfect match.
She grew up in Maine, went to college in Iowa (Iowa, what?), lived in Scotland, and married in Englishman. In true roundabout fashion, they came back to the States, settled in South Carolina’s lowcountry, putting down southern roots and pursuing their arty endeavors. Tale spinner and character diviner, Rie is a lover of sleep, wine, and rude memes often involving either Disney characters or Winnie the Pooh. She is raising two teen daughters along with an entire brain full of unruly characters.

Rough-talking alpha men? Rie has that on tap.
Stubborn sassy heroines? You bet.
Smoldering sex scenes that’ll set your Kindle on fire? Check, check, check.

​Keep a fan handy, you’ll need it.

https://www.facebook.com/RieWarrenRomance

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**Release Blitz** The Devil’s Den by Lilian Harris

 

Title: The Devil’s Den by Lillian Harris

Series: Cavaleri brothers, book 4

Genre: Dark mafia romance, and it’s not a standalone

Book link: http://mybook.to/thedevilsden

Free in Kindle Unlimited

Blurb

He was the boy held captive in the basement. I was the girl who knew.

But I never told a soul. I had innocent lives to protect. And this was the only way.

He was my friend first. My lover second. We wanted to be free, to make a life together. But that was a dream we knew would never come true.

Prisoners of my ruthless father, we could not escape the horror we were forced to endure-until I drew a weapon on the only boy who ever loved me.

And as they drag me away, screaming his name, I hope he’s still breathing.

Because our story, it’s not over yet.

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Author note: This story contains dark themes and scenes depicting SA.

#LilianHarris #thedevilsden

𝗧𝗿𝗼𝗽𝗲𝘀:⁠

Dark Friends to Lovers⁠

Mafia Romance⁠

Captives⁠

Virgins⁠

Emotional Trauma⁠

Slow Burn

Excerpt

“What are you thinking about?” he asks, rubbing his thumb over the top of my hand, my head lying over his shoulder.

“That I have ugly hair.”

“What?” He jerks his head back in an instant. “Who gave you that idea?” The way he stares, it’s not with anger at me, but for what I just said.

I shrug, avoiding his gaze by staring at my bare feet. After a few seconds, he snakes a hand under his pillow and retrieves something. In his palm is the notepad I once gave him.

But as I look at it, as he turns to open a page, I let out a small gasp, my stomach flipping all over again.

I can’t stop staring.

My breathing goes ragged.

I’m there on the page, in a long wispy dress, my hair caught in the wind, skipping among flowers, butterflies floating around me, like he knew that’s how he makes me feel. But that’s silly, of course, there’d be butterflies in a meadow. That’s what this is. He continues to turn, page after page, and I find more of me on every single one.

He’s been drawing me this whole time? Why?

He gazes straight at me, the crooked smile reaching the far corner of his mouth. “Your hair reminds me of the sun, and the sun is beautiful.”

My heart flutters in my chest, tears growing within my eyes. And his face, the one that barely ever smiles anymore, grins so wide for me now. “Did you just call me beautiful?” I whisper with a thread of shock, because there’s no way he said that.

He raises a shoulder with a smirk. “I may have.”

My mouth spreads into a smile of my own, those butterflies in my stomach flying higher. And my head, it falls right over his shoulder, his arm draping around my back. “I think you’re kinda beautiful too.”

With a deep sigh, his head slants over mine and we stay that way until it’s time for me to go, wishing I didn’t have to.

Meet the Author

For Lilian, a love of writing began with a love of books. From Goosebumps to romance novels with sexy men on the cover, she loved them all. It’s no surprise that at the age of eight she started writing poetry and lyrics, and hasn’t stopped writing since.

She was born in Azerbaijan, and currently resides in Long Island, N.Y. with her husband, three kids, and a dog named Gatorade. Even though she has a law degree, she isn’t practicing. When she isn’t writing or reading, Lilian is baking or cooking up a storm. And once the kids are in bed, there’s usually a glass of red in her hand. Can’t just survive on coffee alone!

Lilian would love to connect with you!

WEBSITE: https://www.lilianharris.com/

MAILING LIST: https://mailchi.mp/800b3adeda74/booksbylilianharris

BOOKBUB: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/lilian-harris

FACEBOOK: facebook.com/LilianHarrisBooks/

INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/lilianharrisauthor/

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GOODREADS:https://goodreads.com/author/show/19163712.Lilian_Harris

EMAIL: [email protected]


Unexpected Ever After Anthology **COVER REVEALS**

💙𝐔𝐍𝐄𝐗𝐏𝐄𝐂𝐓𝐄𝐃 𝐄𝐕𝐄𝐑 𝐀𝐅𝐓𝐄𝐑 𝐂𝐎𝐕𝐄𝐑 𝐑𝐄𝐕𝐄𝐀𝐋 💙

Releasing September 20, 2022!

Meet. Fall in love. Live happily ever after…

It’s the way it should be.

At least, that’s what we’ve been told.

But that’s only in fairytales.

Real life throws twists and turns.

It will flip you upside down and inside out.

Yet, love will appear when you least expect it.

In the most unusual of places.

Under the worst of circumstances.

It can bring light to situations so dark you can barely see.

Hope where none lived before.

Passion where only pain lies.

It can surprise you and heal the deepest of wounds.

As long as you’re willing to embrace the unexpected ever after…

Unexpected Ever After brings you 18 brand new contemporary romance stories about finding love in the unexpected! Laugh, cry, and feel your heart beat again with these dazzling stories from some of today’s hottest authors!

💙𝐅𝐄𝐀𝐓𝐔𝐑𝐄𝐃 𝐀𝐔𝐓𝐇𝐎𝐑𝐒 💙

Silla Webb & Kaden Layne, Gwyn McNamee, SR Jones, A. M. Guilliams, Ashley Cade, Claire Wilder, Evan Grace, Gail Haris, Georgia Coffman, Heather Dahlgren, Hollis Wynn, Jennifer Rebecca, Laura Pavlov & Willow Aster, Leaona Luxx, Lynn Burke, Mandi Beck, Rachel Lyn Adams, Rene Webb

𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐔𝐧𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐀𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫…

💙Enemies to Lovers

💙Secret Billionaire Romance

💙Opposites Attract

💙Rom Com

💙Friends to Lovers

💙Instant Attraction

💙Office Romance

AND MORE!!


Reserve your copy of Unexpected Ever After from your favorite retailer for less than a buck! Releasing September 20th!

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**Release Blitz** Silent Cries by Tracey Jukes

 

**LIVE**

A standalone novella

Silent Cries by Tracey Jukes

Genre: Romantic Suspense

#NewRelease #SilentCries #TraceyJukes #RomanticSuspense #BareNakedWords

Trigger Warning: This book contains mention of domestic violence and kidnap

Buy Now! https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0B4G8XHWY

Only 99p.

BLURB

Falling in love was the beginning of her nightmare…

Addie

My husband turned into a monster the day we said I do. So I ran.

I didn’t expect his head of security to help me escape. I always thought Jude was dark and violent. Just another monster.

He’s more than that, though. He’s also my protector, watching from the shadows as I live my new life.

One day, he’ll come for me like he promised—and I’ll be ready.

Because no matter what, Jude is my monster now.

Jude

I never intended to save her. But seeing her broken was more than I could take.

Once she fell into my arms, I knew the truth.

Addie is mine.

But she looks happy with her fresh start. So I’ll stay hidden. For now.

And when my boss comes, I’ll be ready to do whatever it takes to keep her safe. Then we will be together.

Because no matter what the fairy tales say, monsters do get happily ever after endings…

 

Tara’s 4**** Review

 

“I’ve lost so much. My friends, my family, and most of all, my identity.”
Stuck in a life filled with abuse, Erin cannot go on anymore. One fateful night, she decides to get away, and has help from an unexpected source.
“My savior, whose face I have yet to see but already know doesn’t turn around, launches him to his feet and sends him on his way. Then he vanishes.”
Running away as far as she can, Erin becomes Addie, a woman who just wants to live her life for her. Enjoying her new life is easy, except for the fear that someone is always watching. When someone from her past finds her, pieces begin to fall into their places, and Addie must do what she can to keep her newfound life.
“That’s another bridge we have to cross. For now, I need to mend my broken heart and work on waiting for however long it takes for him to be released.”
Filled with suspense and mystery, Silent Cries will have you on the edge of your seat. You will cheer Erin/Addie on, and hope that she can keep going, even when things get tough.

Meet the Author

Tracey Jukes is a British Author from Wolverhampton in the UK. She’s a wife, mum and nanna. Her much loved family is a little crazy,  but then she would argue that she is also. She loves to blast out loud music in the car and has a fetish for designer handbags.

She loves to read – especially books that involve a hot,  over protective alpha with tattoos. She primarily writes edgy, addictive romantic suspense with a touch of dark romance that will leave you page flipping till the end

Instagram:
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**Release Tour** ROYALLY COMPLICATED by Gwyn McNamee and Christy Anderson

**LIVE**

ROYALLY COMPLICATED 

by Gwyn McNamee and Christy Anderson

BUY NOW: books2read.com/RoyallyComplicated

Photographer – Michelle Lancaster

Model – JJ Michaels

Genre: Standalone Royal Romance

#RoyallyComplicated #NowLive #RoyalRomance

BLURB

Sex on the beach with a smoking hot stranger…

I blame the tequila.

And the way he rode the waves like he owned them.

And the delicious way the water trickled down over his washboard abs and the V thingy.

And the fact that I’m on the trip that was supposed to be my honeymoon until I caught the bastard cheating.

Yeah, I’m going to blame it on all that.

Because reckless behavior is so not usually me.

But surfer god Fyn is a breath of fresh air I so badly need.

A break from reality of the world around me.

One he seems to need, too.

It’s a single wild moment in my otherwise structured life that seems to be crumbling.

A perfect snapshot in time…

Until the royal guard shows up looking for him.

Turns out the king of the waves is actually a prince.

A real one next in line for the throne.

And I just banged him on the sand.

People say a one-night stand can be good for you, especially after a break-up.

I’m starting to question that advice.

Because finding my prince is only the beginning…

Things are about to get royally complicated.

Review by Tara

“Maybe it’ll take me doing something like this for them to finally realize I can’t and won’t be who they want me to be…no matter how hard they try to make me fit the mold.”
Living two totally different lives, Fyn and Bridget are worlds apart, except when it comes to their dreams. Bridget is lost, with zero direction, and Fyn has his life planned out for him. But when the two meet, a connection sparks between them, opening their eyes to new adventures.
“Our hearts are in the same place. Synced. As cliché as that may sound, it doesn’t make it any less true.”
Living the Royal life has some hard rules and expectations, and when Fyn’s country is under attack, he must try and right the wrong. But falling in love changes his perceptions of things, and he must convince others to change the ways of the past. Bridget sees herself as average, not royalty. But falling in love with a Prince has made her re-evaluate her life and path she was on. Standing by Fyn’s side with be hard, but will it be worth it in the end?
“Every touch brushing away bad memories. Every kiss stealing my soul. Every shared breath freely given to the only person who matters. I never knew this existed, that this type of connection was possible.”
Royally Complicated is filled with lust, love, adventure and excitement. Gwyn and Christy take us into a world of royalty and deceit. Bridget is so relatable and Fyn is so delicious. Together, they are the ultimate power couple! One chapter you will be swooning and the next, you will be on the edge of your seat. Each chapter in Royally Complicated will have you wanting to meet your own prince on an island!

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Gwyn McNamee is an attorney, writer, wife, and mother (to one human baby and one fur baby). Originally from the Midwest, Gwyn relocated to her husband’s home town of Las Vegas in 2015 and is enjoying her respite from the cold and snow. Gwyn loves to write stories with a bit of suspense and action mingled with romance and heat. When she isn’t either writing or voraciously devouring any books she can get her hands on, Gwyn is busy adding to her tattoo collection, golfing, and stirring up trouble with her perfect mix of sweetness and sarcasm (usually while wearing heels).   Gwyn loves to hear from her readers, and here’s where you can find her:

Newsletter: www.gwynmcnamee.com/newsletter

Website: http://www.gwynmcnamee.com/

Reader Group: bit.ly/GwynMcNameeRG

Facebook: bit.ly/GwynMcNameeFB

Tiktok: https://bit.ly/TiktokGM

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Bookbub: bit.ly/GwynMcNameeBB

Writing with a whole lot of sarcasm and humor, mixed with a bit of Southern charm, Christy Anderson ain’t no sweet tea kinda storyteller. As an author of romance, Christy believes it doesn’t always have to be hearts and flowers; sometimes, it is dark and twisted, but romance nonetheless. She mixes terror, revenge, and a sliver of love and hope into stories about family, friends, struggles, blurred lines, and happily-ever-afters. Christy lives in the beautiful mountains of Eastern Tennessee with her husband and 152 cats (not really, but close), where she enjoys writing one twist at a time. Christy loves to hear from her readers, and here’s where you can find her:

Newsletter: https://www.christyanderson.net/newsletter

Website: https://www.christyanderson.net/

Christy’s Little Birds: bit.ly/ChristysReaderGroup

Facebook: bit.ly/ChristyAndersonFB

Instagram: bit.ly/ChristyAndersonInstagram

Goodreads: bit.ly/ChristyAndersonGoodreads

BookBub: bit.ly/ChristyAndersonBookBub

BUY NOW: books2read.com/RoyallyComplicated

 


***Release Blitz*** Lured to Paradise by Macy Butler

Lured to Paradise by Macy Butler

Release Date: 26th  July

Genre: a best-friend’s-brother steamy contemporary romance, standalone

AVAILABLE NOW!

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3F0uhb6

Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3v8AQot

#LuredtoParadise #MacyButler #NewRelease #Romance #BareNakedWords

Blurb
Violet Monroe chose life on a tiny island to get as far away from her cheating ex and her meddling family as she could.
She didn’t need them, or anyone.
Especially not Hayden Kincaid.
Bouncing from city to city with a girl in every one, he was a playboy like all the rest.

And running from memories of ghosts in his past, his baggage was way over the weight limit.

Worse, he was Violet’s best friend’s brother.

Total kryptonite.

Meet the Author
Macy is a foul-mouthed tennis addict who loves to write about sassy heroines and the heroes that win their hearts from her home in the Florida Keys. Her passion is taking readers deep into the experience of paradise that she is privileged to live.

Release Blitz: Some Kind of Love by Anna Bloom

 

Some Kind of Love by Anna Bloom.

Release  7th July 2022

AVAILABLE NOW

GENRE: Sweet Romance / women’s fiction
TROPES: Second chance / family / friendships
HEAT LEVEL: Sweet

Blurb

I hadn’t planned to ever return to the small town of my childhood.

It suffocated me.

It also had Freddy Bale and I definitely didn’t plan on seeing him again.

He broke my eighteen year old heart and left me with secrets which have weighed heavy on my soul.

Now I’m back. Back with secrets. I have no choice but to be here.

What if there’s a chance for us though? What if we could have a life, a future together? The time that I spend with him makes me think we could be something.

The problem is my heart belongs to someone else, someone I will always love more than Freddy. Someone who could ruin any chance I have with the man I was meant to be with.

Life is never easy and love is even harder.

Meet the Author

 

A book hoarder and coffee addict by heart Anna Bloom loves to write extraordinary stories about real love. Based south of London with her husband, three children and a dog with a beard, Anna likes to connect with readers, fan girl over her favourite authors and binge watch Supernatural while drinking lots of wine.

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Release Tour: Smolder (Steel Brothers Saga) by Helen Hardt

 

Smolder by Helen Hardt

(Steel Brothers Saga)

AVAILABLE NOW!

#Smolder #HelenHardt #barenakedwords #releaseblitz #contemporaryromance #steelbrothers #waterhousepress

 

Blurb

She’s on the rebound, and he’s on the prowl.

Aurora “Rory” Pike gave up her dream of becoming an opera superstar long ago. Now she’s content to teach music to the children of Snow Creek while helping her family recover from the wildfire that devastated them. After a messy breakup and a ghost from the past resurfacing, she’s examining her priorities…and they don’t include a passionate kiss from womanizer Brock Steel.

Brock Steel just watched his skirt-chasing mentor—his cousin Donny—give up his playboy ways and fall hard for Callie Pike, sister of Rory Pike, the most beautiful woman in Snow Creek. Rory just ended a relationship, and Brock makes sure he’s there to pick up the pieces. Physically, that is. Emotionally? Brock doesn’t do emotion.

Chemistry between Brock and Rory proves to be hotter than either of them imagined, and it provides a welcome respite, especially for Brock, who’s dealing with a conundrum. As bits and pieces of seemingly unrelated evidence emerge, he must come to terms with the fact that his renowned family may not be the paragon he thought they were.

 

Meet the Author

#1 New York Times, #1 USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author Helen Hardt’s passion for the written word began with the books her mother read to her at bedtime. She wrote her first story at age six and hasn’t stopped since. In addition to being an award winning author of contemporary and historical romance and erotica, she’s a mother, a black belt in Taekwondo, a grammar geek, an appreciator of fine red wine, and a lover of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream. She writes from her home in Colorado, where she lives with her family. Helen loves to hear from readers.

https://www.facebook.com/HelenHardt/

https://twitter.com/helenhardt

Buy Links for all Helen’s Books: http://www.helenhardt.com/book/

 


Unexpected Ever After Anthology Teaser Reveal

Unexpected Ever After Anthology Teaser Reveal

Pre-Order Today!

Anthology Blurb

Meet. Fall in love. Live happily ever after…

It’s the way it should be.

At least, that’s what we’ve been told.

But that’s only in fairytales.

Real life throws twists and turns.

It will flip you upside down and inside out.

Yet, love will appear when you least expect it.

In the most unusual of places.

Under the worst of circumstances.

It can bring light to situations so dark you can barely see.

Hope where none lived before.

Passion where only pain lies.

It can surprise you and heal the deepest of wounds.

As long as you’re willing to embrace the unexpected ever after…

Unexpected Ever After brings you 20 brand new contemporary romance stories about finding love in the unexpected! Laugh, cry, and feel your heart beat again with these dazzling stories from some of today’s hottest authors!

Silla Webb & Kaden Layne

Gwyn McNamee

SR Jones

A.M. Guilliams

Ashley Cade

Claire Wilder

Evan Grace

Gail Haris

Georgia Coffman

Heather Dahlgren

Hollis Wynn

Jennifer Rebecca

Laura Pavlov & Willow Aster

Leaona Luxx

Lynn Burke

Mandi Beck

Rachel Everly

Rachel Lyn Adams

Rene Webb

Preorder:https://geni.us/UnexpectedEverAfter

#UnexpectedEverAfter #Anthology #Romance #TeaserReveal

 


**Release Tour** Unfinished Summer by Rachel De Lune

 

**LIVE NOW**

Unfinished Summer by Rachel De Lune

Buy Now! https://mybook.to/Unfinishedsummer

#SecondChanceRomance #SmallTownBeachRomance, #FirstLove

Blurb

Some moments in life set you on a path that changes everything. 

Meeting Jayce Roberts when I was 16 was my moment. 

Falling in love with the ridiculously handsome surfer I met at the beach might have been the beginning of this story, but our goodbye two weeks later wouldn’t be the end.

I did everything I could to move on from that summer. I studied, I worked, and yet I couldn’t erase the feelings of being suffocated by heartbreak in this small seaside town.

So, I left.

A few years turned into twenty, and now life has brought me back to the place I ran from. I thought I’d put Jayce behind me. But when he walked back into my life, he exposed the scars that refused to heal. He wanted a second chance, daring me to remember what we had.

But I vowed long ago that forgiving and forgetting isn’t in my nature. There’s nothing Jayce Roberts can say or do to change my mind.

Or so I thought.

First Chapter – Zennor Now

I used to love the feel of the sand on my feet—the gritty and coarse grains of packed, damp sand or the soft sugary flecks in the warmer, dry parts of the beach. No matter how hard you tried, you couldn’t keep the specks from covering you.

There is no place like Cornwall, and once upon a time, it didn’t matter that I grew up here. I still thought it was the centre of the world.

And it was, for a time.

Clear blue sea to rival the Mediterranean meets bright cornflower skies. The rock cliffs are lush with green and wildflowers—a patchwork of spring—even the grey stone of the cliffs looks warm.

But the weather is fickle, and summer can feel like the depths of winter. And in winter, it’s bitter, as all the colour is sucked from the countryside. The sea turns wild and scary, and the inviting waters are long forgotten.

You have to be hardy to weather a Cornish winter. And when I was feeling low, it was the thing I wished to escape the most.

Until he came into my life.

After him, there were two things I wanted to escape.

I amble along the edge of the beach. The weak sun barely warming my skin. Whenever I feel a moment of heat, the breeze steals it, chilling me back down. As I continue, I wrestle with the lifetime of feelings this place threatens to dredge from me.

In the last twenty years, I’ve walked on many a beach. But never back here. Never in Cornwall. But I’m not in a position to choose the white sands of the Maldives or somewhere glorious and sunny in the Caribbean.

This was my family home, and I had no choice but to come here, for a time at least.

Gather myself. Plan and put this failure of a marriage behind me.

The happiness I escaped here to find might still be a step out of reach. Especially when being back here only reminds me that time hasn’t healed the wounds I ran from in the first place.

Review by Julie

Oh my this book is all the feels.  Unfinished Summer gave me butterflies from the moment I started to read it.  

This small town romance set in Cornwall covers the lives of Jayce and Zennor, and how two weeks one summer shaped their entire futures.

For Jayce, spending two weeks on a family holiday before he goes off surfing the waves of the world is made a whole lot better by the girl with a big smile.  Zennor is working her summer at Molly’s before she starts her college course and starts her future.

“I think I love you, Zee.”

Their friendship shines through and you can’t help but smile when they smile, buzz on the flush of that first love feeling and feel their  pain when the realisation that it comes to an end and the devastation that follows.

“He was my first everything, and I want to remember every minute of our time together, even though it hurts.”

20 years and a lifetime later, Jayce returns to the town with one person on his mind, but has time, distance and the heartbreak of the consequences of their past ruined any chance of any kind of reconciliation.  Both have suffered pain and loss, and even happy memories can cause the pain to resurface.  

“Don’t you want to take a leap of faith for something you know feels right?”

This story is so much more than about first love, it’s about life and acceptance, painful experiences and second chances at the best kind of love.  It’s also a journey into adulthood and beyond learning to forgive and but not forget.  You can’t help but love them both, and become frustrated because you can see what they can’t.  

Rachel has such an incredible way with words, and her affection for her characters is evident in the story, with such expressive writing you are submerged into their lives and don’t reappear until you reach the end.  

This is a fabulous summer sizzling read that should be on everyone’s TBR list.  Rachel, you are bloody brilliant!

Review by Tara

“The shattered pieces of my heart I’d worked so hard to forge back together seem to have crumbled with such ease that I have to grip the wooden table to stop myself from dissolving right here.”
My heart took an emotional rollercoaster ride while reading Unfinished Summer. From happiness, to sadness, to hope, to heartbreak, you will get all the feels from this book.
“Nothing we do has any special significance. Nothing we do is expensive or flashy, but that’s not how it feels to us. Every minute is precious between us as though we both understand there’s a finite amount of them, and we want to save every one for each other.”
Meeting one summer day, Zennor and Jayce fall quickly into a young summer romance. But just as fast as it starts, it has to end, with each of them following their dreams and future plans. When something unexpected and tragic happens, Zennor hides her heart away, not even contacting Jayce. Jayce, living his absolute dream, is clueless as to what Zennor is going through and why she hasn’t gotten in touch. Fast forward 20 years, Zennor and Jayce see other again. With the past still causing her pain, Zennor wants nothing to do with Jayce, except to hurt him. Jayce on the other hand, has all the time in the world to wait for Zennor, and he’s not backing down.
“Maybe our lives had to follow the path we followed so we could arrive here and appreciate the opportunity we have before us because I know that this warmth—this wholesomeness radiating through me—is something I want to grab onto with both hands.”
Rachel, Rachel, Rachel…. Well done!! Unfinished Business is the kind of young love romance everyone should read. From teenage angst, to grown up scenarios, Rachel takes us through growing up, showing us the true and raw feelings that comes with the process. Both Jayce and Zennor are the perfect main characters. Watching them grow was a pleasure. I literally couldn’t put this book down! Unfinished Summer is a fantastic summer read!

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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