The Roommate Agreement by Emma Hart

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Let your homeless best friend stay with you, he said. Being roommates will be fun, he said. It’s only temporary, he said.

He never said I’d fall for him.

The Roommate Agreement, all-new hilarious and romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author Emma Hart is available now!

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SYNOPSIS

You know what isn’t ‘temporary?’ The endless stream of dirty socks in my bathroom and empty food packets under the sofa—and don’t even get me started on the hot guys who take over my living room every Sunday to watch sports.

I can’t take anymore.

So I propose a roommate agreement. One that will bring peace and order back to my life, complete with rules that might just stop my newfound crush on my best friend in its tracks.

After all, there’s only so many times you can see your best friend naked before you start to lose your mind.

Rules. They’re meant to be broken… Aren’t they?

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REVIEW

Another Emma Hart book and yet another sleepless night spent reading it all in one sitting. I cannot get enough! As always it’s a feel good, laugh out loud kind of read 💗.

Shelby needs a roommate and her bestie needs a new place to stay. A match made in heaven right? Wrong. Jay is the messy to Shelbys tidy, the sports lover to her sports hater and generally the active one to her sloth way of living. He should be driving her insane, not becoming the object of her new crush….whilst also still driving her insane. But then opposites do attract right?! Determined to not ruin their friendship the two ignore their growing feelings but there are only so many fleeting looks (and stolen Oreos) that one can take. Will they finally admit their feelings or is their friendship not worth the risk? ….Or will Shelby finally have enough of his sock dropping and biscuit stealing and be forced to find an alternative use for the feather duster (it’s a serious matter after all) 😂

Absolutely loved this story! The characters as always were awesome, loved the sarcasm, the Oreo shenanigans and the sock dropping. Could not, and did not want, to put it down! A must read!

I was kindly gifted an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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Emma Hart is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty novels and has been translated into several different languages.

She is a mother, wife, lover of wine, Pink Goddess, and valiant rescuer of wild baby hedgehogs.

Emma prides herself on her realistic, snarky smut, with comebacks that would make a PMS-ing teenage girl proud.

Yes, really. She’s that sarcastic.

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Baseball Lover by Rose Croft

It’s #LIVE! Are you ready for an epic sports romance this week? Pick up your copy now!

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SYNOPSIS

 

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Sometimes life rears its ugly head and messes up your world.

I know too well. It happened to me five years ago when I lost my fiancé.

It took me awhile to get back on my feet, but I finally got my life in order.

Don’t commit. Don’t get attached. Guard your heart.

Seemed plausible…until a tall, dark and gorgeous man commands my attention.

He is the worst kind of temptation.

Funny, charming, and did I mention hot?

Every woman’s fantasy.

A professional baseball player.

Suit up heart because I have no desire to become one of his stats.

 

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Sometimes life drops a little miracle right in front of you.

In the form of a beautiful goddess.

Who’s also intelligent.

Snarky.

Oh, and doesn’t fall for my bullshit.

In fact, I don’t even think she likes me.

That’s okay.

I’m an athlete, and I’m used to challenges.

You don’t make it as far as I have in my sport without having goals in mind.

I’ll pursue her like I’m pursuing the MVP award this season.

And, I will conquer.

 

REVIEW

I love a good sports romance and this was exactly what I needed after a long day at work!

Rose’s life was once what some would call perfect, her career was about to lift off and she’d found the man she wanted to spend the rest of her life with. But after tragedy strikes, it turned out it wasn’t quite as perfect as it seemed. Now years later, Rose has realised her dreams as a school teacher but her love life is non-existent, choosing to guard her heart against further pain. However, she wasn’t expecting a famous baseball player to come knocking on her defences.

John is used to getting what he wants, and when Rose snubs his advances it only makes him more determined. But when he gets to know her better he realises that there’s a lot more to Rose’s defences than he thought. Will he be able to win her over and prove that her heart is safe with him?

I really enjoyed this book, particularly the chemistry between the two of them – I especially liked their obsession with the PS4 game and the associated conversations! If you’re looking for an easy read with a guarenteed happy ending, this is the one for you!

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Rose Croft is a wannabe poet and a writer in her own mind. She’s a wife and mom to a beautiful daughter and lives her own happily ever after. For updates on her books or if you just want to visit and chat about anything and everything, visit her at:

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Tequila Tequila by Emma Hart

It’s here!! Grab some salt and limes and dive in now!

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Tequila + you best friend + your bedroom = um, whoopsie?

Tequila Tequila, an all-new hilarious standalone romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author Emma Hart is LIVE!!

 

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SYNOPSIS

Don’t sleep with your best friend.

Take it from me. I did it. And it was awful.

I-wish-the-tequila-made-me-forget kind of bad.

The problem is, Luke has forgotten. He swears that he can’t remember a thing about that night beyond the trays of tequila shots being set on the tables.

Except I can’t forget. I can’t forget how good his hands felt until I fell over and hit my hip on the dresser, and I sure as hell can’t forget the entire two minutes of tap-tap-squirt.

Awkward. Embarrassing. And the new subject of a couple of dirty lucid dreams.

But I have no intention of telling him what we did. Nothing good comes from telling your best friend he’s the worst guy you’ve ever slept with.

Which makes the tequila on my birthday a very, very bad idea…

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review

Words cannot describe how much I loved and needed this book! Every single one of Emma’s books never fails to have me in fits of giggles but this one was something else, I swear I had a permanent smile the entire way through and now my face hurts (totally worth it)!

Aspen and Luke have been best friends forever, there is not a moment in the other one’s lives that they missed – including the good, the bad and most definitely the ugly. They’ve always acknowledged that the other is quite attractive but never thought anything of it. That was until their good friend Tequila got involved. After 1, 2…20 shots, Luke is carrying Aspen home only for their faces to accidentally get a bit too close and then the next thing they knew they were kissing. One thing led to another and lets just say that Aspen woke up with not only a banging headache but also a very naked Luke in her bed – oops. What’s more, it turns out tequila really doesn’t help your performance, if you catch my drift.

After a night from hell all Aspen wants to do is forget all about it, I mean how can she tell her best friend he was the worst she’s ever had? Cue extreme embarrassment. So when Luke seems to be totally clueless she decides to never breathe a word of that night ever again, if only to save Luke’s ego. But little did she know that Luke remembers everything in perfect (or not so perfect) detail….

Now faced with the knowledge that they both remember that fateful night, and that neither of them has been able to think of anything apart from what it would’ve been like sober – will they be able to remain best friends or will they become so much more?

As always I loved these two as the lead characters, Aspen in particular who was everything you would want in a snarky and feisty leading lady. I loved their chemistry and their teasing – could not put it down! But mainly, I absolutely loved Abuelita – she is the best and the craziest grandma I have ever known, both in fiction and real life! Highly, highly recommended!! Cannot wait for more from Emma 💗

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Emma Hart is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty novels and has been translated into several different languages.

She is a mother, wife, lover of wine, Pink Goddess, and valiant rescuer of wild baby hedgehogs.

Emma prides herself on her realistic, snarky smut, with comebacks that would make a PMS-ing teenage girl proud.

Yes, really. She’s that sarcastic.

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Player by Staci Hart

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I should have known it was only a game.

I should have known he was too good to be true.

He’s nothing but a player…

Player, an all-new sexy, standalone romantic comedy from Staci Hart, is available NOW!

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He’s a player.

He plays the bass with expert fingers. He plays women with intoxicating charm. And he’ll play me with the ease of a virtuoso.

Who better to teach me to play than the master himself?

I’m his model student, front row, pencil sharp. Pick up lines? I’ve got them. Free drinks? By the dozen. Kissing? Let me grab my chapstick.

But the most valuable lesson I’ve learned is that there’s so much I don’t know. Like why his touch sets off a chain reaction straight to my nethers. Or how I’m certain each kiss is the best I’ll ever have, until the moment his lips take mine again.

There’s so much I don’t know.

Like the fact that I’m only a bet.

But we are what we are. He’s a player, through and through.

And I’m the fool who fell in love with him.

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Review

Having already read and loved the first book about the Red Lipstick Coalition girls I was expecting big things from this one and it did not disappoint!

Val is living her dream of playing in the Orchestra on Broadway, every night she surrounds herself with both incredible music and incredibly good looking guys though there’s only one guy that’s caught her eye. Sam is everything a girl could ask for – he’s handsome, talented… a complete catch really. But he’s also a player – and not just because he’s a fellow musician. His reputation with women is certainly enough to scare someone as inexperienced as Val off but when he offers to teach her how to date for a month how can she say no? It seems like the perfect offer, but with her heart on the line, is everything as good as it seems?

I really enjoyed this book – the moments between Val and Sam were brilliant and I loved their chemistry. What I really love about Staci’s books is that her heroines are always insecure in some way, and I love reading their journey to loving themselves again. Definitely a must read, feel good romance!

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Excerpt

The night flew by, time speeding up and sliding past with nothing to mark the hours but his laughter and my smiles and our bodies bouncing around the parquet like we had nothing in the world to do but dance. I had no idea how late it was until “New York, New York” came on with the house lights.

Sam hooked me under his arm and guided me out into the chilly fall evening. Like an idiot, I’d come without a jacket, and I tried to play it off like I wasn’t cold. A shiver wracked down my spine, betraying me.

He shrugged off his leather jacket. “Here, wear this.”

“B-but then y-you’ll be cold,” I said, shifting away from him in an effort to stop him. “Look, it’s n-not even cold. It’s f-fake cold. It’s only what—like, sixty out? M-my body is j-just being drunk and d-dumb.”

“Val.” The word was a gentle warning. He held out his jacket like a matador. “Put it on.”

“N-no,” I said with a laugh.

He shook it once like he was taunting me. “Toro.”

I giggled, stumbling a little as I brought my hands to the top of my head, pointer fingers to the stars. “Olé!” I cheered as I charged. But instead of running through his jacket, I found myself in his arms.

I didn’t know how it happened. The jacket was there, and then it was gone. But instead of being laid out on the sidewalk like I should have been, Sam’s arms were hooked around my waist, our bodies winding together and twisting from the force of his catch. And then I looked up, and time stretched out in a long, still moment. His eyes on my mouth. Mine on his. His nose millimeters from mine and his mouth so close, if I turned my head just right, our lips would brush. The warmth of him was everywhere.

I wasn’t cold anymore. I was on fire.

So I said the first thing that entered my empty mind.

“Are you going to kiss me, or am I gonna have to lie to my diary?”

The moment broke with our laughter, filled the air around us, stopped my chugging heart. He pressed his lips to my forehead.

I sighed. “I guess that’ll do.”

He hooked his jacket over my shoulders, taking a moment to look over my face, watching his fingers as he tucked a loose curl behind my ear. “Come on. Let’s get you home. You did good tonight, Val.”

“Thanks to your expert advice.”

But he smiled. “Pretty soon, you’ll figure out you didn’t need me at all.”

And I smiled back and pretended like it was possible that statement held an iota of truth.

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About the Author

Staci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life — a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can’t forget that. She’s also been a mom, with three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She’s been a wife, though she’s certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She’s also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she’s been drinking whiskey.

From roots in Houston to a seven year stint in Southern California, Staci and her family ended up settling somewhere in between and equally north, in Denver. They are new enough that snow is still magical. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, sleeping, gaming, or designing graphics.

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Best Served Cold by Emma Hart

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Revenge is a dish best served cold. Which is a real problem when the attraction runs red-hot.

Best Served Cold, an all-new standalone romantic comedy from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Emma Hart is LIVE!

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Blurb

Trust me. I know. The only reason I decided to renovate my family’s ice-cream store was to serve up a sundae full of revenge for my a-hole ex who opened an ice-cream store right next to mine.

It was supposed to be simple.

Renovate. Reopen. Put his peachy butt out of business.

Until he decided to get under my skin—and broke my toe.

Now, I’m stuck with Chase in my store every day, helping me renovate. But he’s also in my head, and I’m spending a little too much time up against his abs.

Not that it’s the worst place to be.

But it doesn’t change anything. I still hate him, and I’m still going to get my revenge.

Right?

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Review

First of all if there’s one thing I love in this world, it’s ice cream. So a new book from my fave author that’s centred around my one true love? Yes. Please!

If there’s one thing that Rae is passionate about it’s ice cream and when her family ice cream shop is passed down to her she can’t wait to bring her dreams to life. So why do her dreams suddenly become the thing of nightmares? Well, your ex-boyfriend stealing your ideas, opening your dream shop right next door and stealing your business does tend to put a dampener on things. With only a few weeks left until the height of the season begins, Rae is determined to bring her store back to life and leave her ex Chase sulking in the dirt. But when the renovations begin and Chase seems somewhat happy with her new plan, and even offers to help, Rae knows that she’s in trouble – all is fair in love and war, right?

I absolutely loved this book. I loved the banter between Rae and Chase, and of course all of the sarcasm/snark! Emma’s books never fail to make you feel good, and of course have you laughing out loud in inappropriate places (…sorry fellow train commuters).

My only complaint? I didn’t have any ice cream for whilst I read it! Definitely a 2018 must read – and whilst reading with a unicorn ice cream sundae in your other hand isn’t required, it’s certainly recommended 😉

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About Emma Hart

Emma Hart is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty novels and has been translated into several different languages.

She is a mother, wife, lover of wine, Pink Goddess, and valiant rescuer of wild baby hedgehogs.

Emma prides herself on her realistic, snarky smut, with comebacks that would make a PMS-ing teenage girl proud.

Yes, really. She’s that sarcastic.

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Best Served Cold by Emma Hart – Cover Reveal!

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Best Served Cold, an all-new standalone romantic comedy from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Emma Hart is coming September 25th!

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Blurb

Revenge is a dish best served cold.

Which is a real problem when the attraction runs red-hot.

Ice-cream store owner Raelynn Fortune has everything but her last name—fortune.

Despite living in a Floridian hotspot for tourists, she just can’t get her business back off the ground. And she knows why.

Her rival store next door is run by nobody other than her ex, and with his fancy-schmancy concoctions, he’s taking all the clients two generations of her family cultivated. Never mind that Raelynn taught him all he knows, and his revenge for her breaking up with him was putting her plans into reality—and her almost out of business.

But, she has a plan. The height of the season is just two weeks away, and she’s tired of playing second fiddle to her ex. She’s going to take back her crown as the queen of ice cream, even if it means getting close to Chase once again.

After all, all is fair in love and war, and you know what they say about keeping your enemies close…

Although maybe Chase is a little too close…

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Emma Hart is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty novels and has been translated into several different languages.

She is a mother, wife, lover of wine, Pink Goddess, and valiant rescuer of wild baby hedgehogs.

Emma prides herself on her realistic, snarky smut, with comebacks that would make a PMS-ing teenage girl proud.

Yes, really. She’s that sarcastic.

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Four Day Fling by Emma Hart

It’s Live!! Four Day Fling by Emma Hart is out today! Have you got your copy of this summer’s must have rom-com?

 

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Four Day Fling, an all-new hilarious and romantic standalone from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Emma Hart is LIVE!

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Imagine this.

You’re ready to leave after a one-night stand, and you’re figuring out how to—shock horror—leave your number and ask him to be your fake boyfriend for your sister’s wedding this weekend.

When he wakes up.

Well, that happened to me. And over coffee and omelets, I found myself a date.

Which was how I ended up arriving at the wedding with a guy I knew nothing about.

I didn’t know his last name, or how we met, or how long we’d been dating. I didn’t know where he grew up, what he’d majored in in college, or how many siblings he had.

I sure as hell didn’t know he was Adam Winters, hotshot hockey player, and not only my father’s favorite player, but my little nephew’s freakin’ idol.

Which means I’m in trouble. Big, big trouble.

My mother is suspicious, my sister is bridezilla on crack, and my grandpa will tell anyone who’ll listen about his time in Amsterdam’s Red Light District.

Four days.

I have to keep this up for four days, and then Adam and I can return to our regular lives, where we don’t have sex whenever we’re alone, and my family aren’t interrogating him over his intentions with me.

At least, that’s the plan.

And we all know what happens to those.

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Review

It’s finally here! I love Emma’s style of writing and her characters are always ones that I can’t help but love too – Poppy and Adam were no different!

With not long to go until her sister’s upcoming wedding Poppy is getting desperate. Having promised her mother that she would bring a date, she’s yet to find anyone and well – desperate times calls for desperate measures right? One very drunk one night stand later, she’s stood staring at her Mr One Night Only wondering if he’d consider being Mr Five Nights Only….that is until he catches her watching him sleep. One awkward conversation and breakfast later she’s got herself a date. Now all she has to do is convince her family that her and Adam are not-so-fake dating, survive their company for 4 days and oh, not fall in love with him – should be easy right? Yeah, maybe not…

I absolutely loved this book. Not only were Adam and Poppy great but Poppy’s family were hilarious! Their antics had me crying with laughter (very awkward on the train!) and Poppy’s character and sense of humour were brilliant – loved all the snark! A book that I couldn’t put down and made me laugh out loud the whole way through – I was so sad when it ended! Definitely an unmissable read!

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Emma Hart is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty novels and has been translated into several different languages.

She is a mother, wife, lover of wine, Pink Goddess, and valiant rescuer of wild baby hedgehogs.

Emma prides herself on her realistic, snarky smut, with comebacks that would make a PMS-ing teenage girl proud.

Yes, really. She’s that sarcastic.

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Piece of Work by Staci Hart

It’s Live! Piece of Work by Staci Hart is one emotional rollercoaster you do not want to miss! Read on to get your copy now!

 

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Synopsis

Piece of Work, an all-new sexy romance from Staci Hart, is LIVE!

Marble isn’t the only thing that’s hard at this museum.

His body is as chiseled as Adonis. His lips are as sculpted as David. And his ego is the size of the Guggenheim.

You know the type—wolfish smile and the gravity of a black hole. The kind of man who sucks all the air from the room the second he enters it. My cocky boss thinks this internship was wasted on me, and he doesn’t hesitate to let me know.

But he’s wrong, and I’m going to prove it to him. If I can stay away from his devil lips, that is. Lips that cut me down and kiss me in the same breath, leaving me certain he’s on a mission to ruin my life.

And maybe my heart.

 

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Review

What can I say about this book? It’s a wonderful, sweet, steamy and fun read with plenty of drama and romance – everything that I love in a book! Rin is such a relatable heroine; at the start of the book she’s very timid and unsure of herself, but as the chapters went on she slowly finds both herself and her confidence and I loved every minute of it.

Rin is a budding grad student who lives and breathes everything art. She’s landed herself the internship of the century and couldn’t wait to get stuck in – that was until she met her new boss. He’s the tall, intense and intimidating to her tall, awkward and shy. After a few days of constant embarrassment she decides to reinvent herself as someone a lot more confident and less frumpy than she currently is; little did she know what an impact her new found confidence would have on her life.

Court Lyons is the man that everyone either wants to be or be with. He’s the kind of guy that will go after what he wants with single-minded determination until he has it. And once he puts his reservations aside, there’s nothing more that he wants than Rin. Will he and Rin be able to overcome the many obstacles in their way and finally find true happiness?

I really loved this story. Rin is such an amazing character and I found myself really feeling everything with her as the story developed. Plus who wouldn’t love a bit of Court Lyons, huh?! I would highly recommend you get yourself a copy of this – right now!

 

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Excerpt

He smirked and flipped up his sunglasses.

Bastard.

“You’re early,” I clipped.

“I would have had my assistant text you, but she’s currently bedridden.”

You could have texted me.”

“I didn’t have your number,” he said simply.

“Oh.”

His eyes shifted to look behind me, and I turned to find my friends standing me in a row with my suitcase in front of them, my messenger bag on top, and fake smiles on all their faces, lips together, their judgment about as quiet as a foghorn.

“These your roommates?”

“Yup,” was all I said as I turned and took my suitcase, hugging each of them down the line with promises to text when we landed. And then I turned to Court, rolling my suitcase in front of me like like a riot shield.

I tried to pick it up to carry it over the threshold, but it was heavy, and before I could get far, he’d swept it out of my hands like it was a loaf of bread and not fifty pounds of mascara and shoes.

I waved at my friends, who offered encouraging smiles and hand gestures, and I closed that door, immediately regretting every decision I’d made to bring me to the moment I turned around.

He stood at the door to the backseat, holding it open for me like a gentleman, which I knew he was not. But the look on his face of regret and deference, under the hard shell of his brooding, was almost too much to bear.

So I did the only thing I could.

I ignored him.

I ignored his gorgeous lips as they tilted and the sleek cut of his jaw as I walked past him. I ignored the sight of his long legs as he climbed in next to me and the smell of him that made me want to grab him by the lapels of his jacket and bury my nose in his chest.

The driver took off, and I busied myself in my bag, looking for my headphones and book.

His eyes were on me. I pretended like I didn’t notice.

“You’re not wearing lipstick,” he stated.

Headphones, headphones, headphones. “It’s an international flight, Court. Of course I’m not wearing red lipstick for a ten hour flight.”

A pause. “Rin, I—”

Aha! I popped in my earbuds the second they were in hand.

His lips flattened, his face unamused. Rin, his lips said, but I smiled and shrugged, pointing to my ears.

“Noise canceling,” I said way too loud.

His chest rose and fell with a sigh I couldn’t hear—I’d already turned on music, a playlist we’d built the night before geared toward resisting douchery and unwanted-slash-totally-wanted advances—and he reached into his own bag, a leather affair at his feet, his hand disappearing into the bag and reappearing with a book, which he handed to me.

He watched me with his expression shrouded as I paused, my eyes on the offered book. An image of Penitent Magdalene by Tintoretto filled the cover, and I met his eyes, pulling my earbuds out by the cord.

“I thought you could use this. For your proposal,” he said, giving nothing away. “I…A colleague of mine wrote it, so if you have any questions, I can connect you. If you want.”

I took it from his hand, surprised and disarmed. “Thank you,” was all I said. He opened his mouth as if to speak again, but closed it, and with a nod, he reached back into his bag for his own book. Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake.

I put my earbuds back in place, trying not to bite my lip, but it found its way between my teeth despite the effort at the sight of him sitting there, dressed like that, reading Margaret Atwood. After giving me a thoughtful gift, a book he knew I would want, one I would need for my dissertation.

Court Lyons made about as much sense to me as a scrambled up Rubik’s Cube.

I leaned against the door as I flipped through his gift, doing my best to sort through the rush of questions and confusion as Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s sang about being cheated by the opposite of love. And I found I knew exactly the feeling.

 

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About Staci Hart

StaciHartStaci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life — a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can’t forget that. She’s also been a mom, with three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She’s been a wife, though she’s certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She’s also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she’s been drinking whiskey.

From roots in Houston to a seven year stint in Southern California, Staci and her family ended up settling somewhere in between and equally north, in Denver. They are new enough that snow is still magical. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, sleeping, gaming, or designing graphics.

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The Dating Experiment by Emma Hart

The Dating Experiment by Emma Hart is finally here!! Will Chloe and Dom finally get together? Grab your copy now and find out!

SYNOPSIS

 

1. Get over my best friend’s brother.

2. Remember that I’m over him.

3. Prove I can date other people.

It should be easy.

It’s not.

 

Setting up a dating website with the guy I’ve been in love with since I was five wasn’t my smartest idea.

Especially since he’s my best friend’s brother—thankfully, she’s okay with the fact I’m pulling a Sandy and I’m hopelessly devoted to him.

Which is why it’s time to get over him.

So I do something crazy and ask Dominic Austin to find me a date. He does—if I find him one, too.

Since we own Stupid Cupid, it should be easy, right? And it is.

My date is perfect. His date is perfect. Everything is perfect.

Until he kisses me…

 

Three dates.

One kiss.

And a big-ass mess…

 

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Review

Eeek! It’s finally here! The final chapter in Mellie, Peyton and Chloe’s hilarious stories, concluding with Chloe’s instalment. I have so much love for the three of these girls – they’re hilarious, sarcastic, witty and I really wish I could join their group (I mean all get-togethers should include sangria, pizza and doughnuts right?!).

Chloe has been in love with Dominic since before she even really knew what love was. The problem? He’s not only her best friend’s brother but also her business partner. Plus he’s the complete opposite to her. He’s the hot mess to her organised. The guy who’s lost so many keys it’s a miracle he actually makes it into the office every day. Nevertheless, she’s still hopelessly devoted to the idiot.

After years of pent up frustration, she finally reveals to him that she “had” a crush on him whilst they had the argument that’s been brewing for a long time. After that, Chloe finally realises that she’s had enough of waiting for him and that it’s time for her to move on. In a move thats either brilliant or unbelievably stupid, she asks Dom to set her up with someone from their database. She wasn’t planning on him asking to be set up in return. Will they find each other the perfect date or will they realise that their perfect someone has been in the office next door all along?

I love love LOVE this story! I’ve been waiting for Chloe and Dom’s book ever since the girls started teasing Chloe about her feelings during Mellie’s story. The Dating Experiment was witty, laugh-out-loud funny and addictive in every way. I loved these two together, and Dom’s antics were brilliant. I will certainly miss these girls but I can’t wait for what Emma has next!

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About the Author

By day, New York Times and USA Today bestselling New Adult author Emma Hart dons a cape and calls herself Super Mum to two beautiful little monsters. By night, she drops the cape, pours a glass of whatever she fancies—usually wine—and writes books.

Emma is working on Top Secret projects she will share with her followers and fans at every available opportunity. Naturally, all Top Secret projects involve a dashingly hot guy who likes to forget to wear a shirt, a sprinkling (or several) of hold-onto-your-panties hot scenes, and a whole lotta love.

She likes to be busy—unless busy involves doing the dishes, but that seems to be when all the ideas come to life.

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The Hook-Up Experiment by Emma Hart

The Hook-Up Experiment by Emma Hart is finally LIVE! Have you got your copy yet?!

Synopsis

1.Hate-screw my high school nemesis.
2.Remember to hate him.
3.Prove my brother wrong.
It should be easy.
It isn’t.

As the owner of Pick-A-D*ck, New Orleans’ premier hook-up website, my job is simple. Connect two people for a no-strings, no-expectations hook-up. The plus for my clients is that I’m the one who gets to sift through the d*ck pics—except this time, they’re required.

My problem? My brother, co-owner of Pick-A-D*ck’s sister dating site, doesn’t believe it’s possible to hook up with someone three times and not fall in love.
I disagree. I know it’s possible.

And my disagreement is exactly how I end up reconnected with my high school nemesis, Elliott Sloane. The guy who asked me to junior prom and then stood me up. Who egged my car when I rejected him, and convinced my senior homecoming date to ghost me.

It should be easy to hate-screw him. If only he was still that person, instead of a hot-as-hell single dad, working as a builder to make ends’ meet, fighting for custody of his daughter.

Three hook-ups.
One outcome.
Right?

(The Hook-Up Experiment is book one of the Experiment duet. If you’ve read The Upside to Being Single, this is Peyton’s story.)

 

Review

I’m seriously running out of ways to say how amazing Emma’s books are! Once again another fabulous read! It was hilarious, addictive and I could not put it down (nor did I want to)! After meeting Peyton in the last book I couldn’t wait to read her story – she’s bold, blunt and her quirks are brilliant.

After yet another debate about her brother’s dating website versus her hook-up website the two strike a bet – $500 says Peyton can’t sleep with the same guy 3 times and not fall in love. In the interest of being fair Peyton let’s her two besties choose the guy in question, being the stubborn girl she is she can’t possibly loose. When they choose the guy she’s spent the last decade hating…everything should be easy, right? I mean she’s spent so long hating him there’s now way she could fall for him. But what happens if all the reasons she’s hated him are all for nothing and once they’re gone only all of the reasons she once liked him remain? Can Peyton put her need to always be right aside and let her heart win?

Absolutely loved this read!! I could not put it down and was laughing out loud 99.9% of the time! Could not recommend this book enough – get your copy now!!

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By day, New York Times and USA Today bestselling New Adult author Emma Hart dons a cape and calls herself Super Mum to two beautiful little monsters. By night, she drops the cape, pours a glass of whatever she fancies—usually wine—and writes books.

Emma is working on Top Secret projects she will share with her followers and fans at every available opportunity. Naturally, all Top Secret projects involve a dashingly hot guy who likes to forget to wear a shirt, a sprinkling (or several) of hold-onto-your-panties hot scenes, and a whole lotta love.

She likes to be busy—unless busy involves doing the dishes, but that seems to be when all the ideas come to life.

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