Accidental Hero by Nicole Snow I am voluntarily reviewing this ARC. This is a sweet, beautiful love story. Izzy is Natalie’s art teacher. Brent is Natalie’s very single dad. I love the love story between these two, but I equally love seeing the love between teacher and student and father and daughter. This story has heart and depth and passion, throw in a little mystery and action for a book that I couldn’t put down. Nicole Snow knocked it out of the park again.

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Simmer release day!!!!

Release Date: May 16, 2018

BLURB

Simmer (verb): to stew gently below or just at the boiling point; to be in a state of incipient development

My life was always at a simmer… only stewing, never going anywhere. I was left to fend for myself when it came to affection or love, so I learned to go without.

I refused to let them see how broken and lonely I was; it was much easier to hide behind a false reality. I didn’t want anyone’s pity. I didn’t need it. Pity wouldn’t put food on the table or keep a roof over our heads. That was all me.

Now, I have a second chance at a dream long forgotten. It demands hard work and sacrifice—with absolutely no distractions. A recipe I already know all too well, raising a daughter on my own.

Drew Kostas is everything I’ve ever wanted but couldn’t let myself have. He’s younger, gorgeous, charming—and relentless. He sees beyond the hardened shell I’ve built to protect myself, coaxing out a softer me I don’t recognize.

It doesn’t matter how I melt in his presence when the heat between us threatens to boil over.

That’s the thing about heat. When it rises, everyone gets burned.

Especially when they’re foolish enough to fall in love.

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AUTHOR BIO

Stephanie Rose grew up loving words and making up stories. Being able to share them with readers is her dream come true. This lifelong Bronx girl loves Starbucks, wine and 80s rock. Her voice often gets mistaken for a Mob Wives trailer.

She married her prom date and has a LEGO obsessed son. She believes there is nothing sexier than a good guy who loves with all his heart and has made it her mission to bring as many as she can to the page.

Follow her everywhere, she loves hearing from readers!

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Simmer by Stephanie Rose

Simmer by Stephanie Rose

I am voluntarily reviewing this arc.

The first book I read by Stephanie Rose was Rewrite, and an instant fan was born. I was elated to see that I was receiving an ARC for Simmer. Sara is a struggling single mom. Her daughters father is in the picture only for the last year, because he didn’t know about his daughter. Once he found out, he stepped in and he and his girlfriend became instant parents to Victoria. They became so involved that they offered Sara the opportunity to go to school and complete her chef degree. It meant leaving her daughter for a year, a thought that devastated Sara. However, she had to do it if she wanted to give both her and her daughter a better life.

While away, she meets a beautiful graduate student and their love story ensues.

I was nervous as I started to read because Sara is in the first book, Rewrite.

Sara is kind of a not nice person in the first book which made me nervous that either a) there was going to some sort of cop out excuse as to her meanness or

b)I will never warm to her.

Neither a or b happened. Just like every story has two sides, so Sara needed to have her say. I loved that this author tackled something hard and helped me to not only get to know Sara, but to love and understand her. I loved that Sara grew in this book and realized her unkindness and atoned for it.

The book gives you a case of the feels in the best possible way. I laughed and I cried.

I recommend this book with my whole heart and await anxiously for Miss Rose next gem!

Cover reveal…Simmer by Stephanie Rose

COVER REVEAL

Title: Simmer

Author: Stephanie Rose

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover Design: Najla Qamber Designs

Release Date: May 16, 2018

BLURB

Simmer (verb): to stew gently below or just at the boiling point; to be in a state of incipient development

My life was always at a simmer… only stewing, never going anywhere. I was left to fend for myself when it came to affection or love, so I learned to go without.

I refused to let them see how broken and lonely I was; it was much easier to hide behind a false reality. I didn’t want anyone’s pity. I didn’t need it. Pity wouldn’t put food on the table or keep a roof over our heads. That was all me.

Now, I have a second chance at a dream long forgotten. It demands hard work and sacrifice—with absolutely no distractions. A recipe I already know all too well, raising a daughter on my own.

Drew Kostas is everything I’ve ever wanted but couldn’t let myself have. He’s younger, gorgeous, charming—and relentless. He sees beyond the hardened shell I’ve built to protect myself, coaxing out a softer me I don’t recognize.

It doesn’t matter how I melt in his presence when the heat between us threatens to boil over.

That’s the thing about heat. When it rises, everyone gets burned.

Especially when they’re foolish enough to fall in love.

GOODREADS LINK: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36505626-simmer

LIVE RELEASE ALERT: http://bit.ly/SimmerLIVE

EXCERPT: http://bit.ly/SimmerExcerpt

Find more Simmer excerpts on https://bookandmainbites.com/stephanierose – Search: #SimmerExclusive

AUTHOR BIO

Stephanie Rose grew up loving words and making up stories. Being able to share them with readers is her dream come true. This lifelong Bronx girl loves Starbucks, wine and 80s rock. Her voice often gets mistaken for a Mob Wives trailer.

She married her prom date and has a LEGO obsessed son. She believes there is nothing sexier than a good guy who loves with all his heart and has made it her mission to bring as many as she can to the page.

Follow her everywhere, she loves hearing from readers!

AUTHOR LINKS

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

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/StephsRoseGarden

Twitter: https://twitter.com/StephRoseAuthor

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/authorstephanierose

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8475934.Stephanie_Rose

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Stephanie-Rose/e/B00V6IRQ98

Newsletter: http://www.authorstephanierose.com

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/stephanie-rose

Book + Main: https://bookandmainbites.com/stephanierose

Turn Me On by J. Kenner

Turn me on by J. Kenner

I was given this arc in exchange for an honest review.

This is the story of Derek and Amanda. She’s closed off after a bad break up, and he travels all over for his career. They meet at The Fix, the chemistry beyond steamy. She allows herself this fling because there is no way to get serious with his travel schedule, so her heart stays safe, or so she thought. Love breaks all the rules. This was a fun, steamy read as is this whole series. Can’t wait for the next installment!

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