Check Out My Dirty Find!

Have you discovered a new to you author lately? I recently came across this book and with my total love of rock star romances, I 1-clicked it and I was not disappointed! Dirty Like Me is book 1 in this series and I can’t put it down!


A gorgeous rock star. An indecent proposal. How can a girl resist?
Struggling barista Katie Bloom doesn’t even know who Jesse Mayes is until she inadvertently wins the coveted role of sex kitten in his hot new music video. But by the time she’s in bed with him, she knows his reputation.
Love maker. Heartbreaker.
Making out with a stranger in front of a camera crew isn’t how Katie imagined herself getting over a broken heart, but when Jesse touches her, sparks fly. The sex is fake but the chemistry is real, and soon the steamy video is blazing up the charts.
Then, Jesse makes Katie an irresistible offer: act as his girlfriend for six weeks while he promotes his new album. The only catch? Their sizzling make-out sessions will be for the cameras only.
Which is fine with Katie, since she’s not about to trust her heart to rock’s most legendary lover. Her body? Maybe….

Dirty Like Me is the first full-length novel in the Dirty series – a rockstar romance series about the members of the rock band Dirty and the women and men who love them.

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Do you Audible?

If you don’t already listen, try it, you might like it. I personally go through 3-5 audiobooks a week. I love them! And with the world in lock-down over COVID-19, now is the time to take advantage of the 30-day FREE trial!

I am quite the narrator snob though and just like with authors, I have my 1-clicks, but I also love finding new authors and narrators to listen to.

I started listening to my favorite authors (and narrators) about five years ago and now I’m a bit of an addict. I need my audiobook on before I start driving, while I’m at work, cleaning the house, at a sporting event or my daughter’s dance rehearsal. I just can’t get enough!

I know some people don’t listen for various reasons; either they don’t like the narration, they get distracted and don’t concentrate on the book so they feel it is a waste of money,  or they just don’t like the cost of an audiobook vs. an e-Book.

Here’s the thing. Did you know you can try it for free for 30-days? FREE! There is no obligation to continue if you don’t want to after that 30 day trial.

Let’s talk options!

1. Audible.

Audible has several packages to choose from starting at just $14.95 per month. There is a 30-free trial to try it out and if you find it’s not your cup of tea, you can cancel at any time. 

When you sign up for your free trial, you will get 1 audiobook of your choice, 2 Audible Originals, and access to audio wellness programs. Plus, you will receive an email reminder before your trial ends in case you want to cancel or continue.

Don’t have time to listen this month? No problem! Membership credits don’t expire until 12 months from the date they are issued. However, if you cancel your Audible subscription, any credits you have remaining are terminated with your membership.

Do keep in mind that while Audible is an Amazon company, you can’t use Amazon gift cards to purchase audiobooks.

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2. Audible Stories.

If you are a parent at home with your school-age child, you need to check this out! With the COVID-19 pandemic schools are closed, but Audible has created a collection of stories your child, ranging from your little reader all the way up to teen, can instantly stream to help them continue learning and having fun doing it.

All stories are free to stream!  So, go check out this amazing collection and start listening today!

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3. Audible Escape.

This is my fave! Just like Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited program, Audible has the Audible Escape (previously the Romance Package). For $12.95 per month, you get unlimited listens on all audiobooks in AE. And just like KU, you can borrow up to 10 audiobooks at a time. 

Audible is an Amazon company so if you are either a Kindle Unlimited subscriber or are already an Audible subscriber you get a discount and pay only $6.95 per monthAnd for new Audible Escape subscribers, your first month is free! 

Granted not all audiobooks are in the package, but there are a lot to choose from. And since you are under no obligation, you can cancel at any time. These are just a few of the audiobooks in the Romance Package:

Faking It by K. Bromberg
Getting Schooled by Emma Chase
Unzipped by Lauren Blakley
Repeat by Kylie Scott
Vicious by L.J. Shen

There are several ways to discover your next listen. Audible has built a category list with sub-categories to make it easier to find your perfect listen. You can choose from romance categories, character types, story themes, and even steaminess, so you can go straight to what you like!

Want to take your chances? Click on the Blind Date with a book link! The book changes daily and I recommend trying this at least once. You may just discover your new favorite author on your blind book date.

I really can’t tell you how much I love this site. Go check it out for yourself and start your listening binge today! Click below to try Audible Escape free.



4. Kindle Unlimited

I know, this post is about Audible so why am I giving KU as an option? Because Amazon Kindle Unlimited also has a Read and Listen Free option. This is only on select books, but I have had pretty good luck in finding some amazing listens.

And Amazon is running an amazing deal right now. For a limited time, new subscribers can get two months free instead of the normal one month. But hurry, this deal ends April 30, 2020. Click here to sign up for Kindle Unlimited


Also, If you are a KU subscriber, a lot of times you can get audiobooks for a fraction of the price ranging anywhere from $1.99 to $7.95. That’s a steal! Sometimes there is even the Read and Listen Free option (my personal favorite).

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5. Whispersync.

This service lets you switch back and forth between reading and listening. So if you need to go somewhere but don’t want to put the book down, it’s a cheap and easy way to continue your book while on the go.

So, there you have it! There are so many options to choose from, why not give it a try?

Happy listening! 🙂

Review: Checkmate – This is Effortless by Kennedy Fox

Title: This Is Effortless (Checkmate Duet, #4; Drew & Courtney, #2)This Is Effortless
Author: Kennedy Fox
Series: Checkmate #4
Published: April 25, 2017
Genre: Romantic Comedy, College Romance

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Another 4 stars for this amazing series! Checkmate: This is Effortless, Drew & Courtney, #2, is book 4 in the Checkmate Duet Series by Kennedy Fox. This duet series follows three couples, each couple having two books to tell their stories.

OMG! This book was perfect! After the last book ended on an EPIC cliffy, I couldn’t read this one fast enough when it fell onto my Kindle.

Drew and Court were adorable together. She put up with A LOT of crap from his psycho ex and she was so much stronger than I would have been. Her brothers were hilarious and loved the interaction between the siblings.

There were lots of moments I laughed out loud and several more where I was caught with a goofy grin on my face. There were so many twists that left me saying “no way” or just laughing my ass off. In this book it was irrevocably proven that Travis is indeed the KING!

Kayla may be my spirit animal. I love that we got to know Kayla (aka, the doggy dealer) a little better and I can’t wait for the next book to find out more about the ever mysterious Logan.

I love this friends to lovers romance! If you haven’t yet read Kennedy Fox books, you need to get on that now! I highly recommend you start with This is War to get the full effect of the series. You won’t regret it!

is book 4 in the Checkmate Duet Series by Kennedy Fox. This duet series follows three couples, each couple having two books to tell their stories.

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Courtney Bishop is as sugary sweet as her famous blueberry muffins.
Southern belle at heart, Cali girl by choice.
She barged into my life and easily became my best friend.
All was great as roommates and just friends, but then I fell for the girl who could chop firewood, deliver baby calves, and bail hay without breaking a sweat.
She’s the perfect mixture of sugar and spice, and I love her.

Being more than friends and trying to build our future isn’t as easy as it sounds.
Moving forward and creating memories is all I want for us, but when the past continues to come back and haunt me, I’m not so sure she’ll stay for the ride.

Loving her is easy, but losing her will break me. Burning passion combined with an undeniable chemistry constantly pushes and pulls us together. In the end, I’ll prove we’re worth the fight, even when the game is far from over.

Checkmate, sweetheart.

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REVIEW: Doyenne by Anne Malcom

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Author: Anne Malcom
Series: Standalone
Published: June 25, 2019
Genre: Dark Romance

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

HOLY WOW! This 5 STAR read was raw beauty.

Nothing about this book is a typical romance. It’s gritty, dark and full of cold characters. Characters that learn love isn’t always warm, nor is it a choice we make. Charlotte was a hard character to like, let alone love. She was a cold, ruthless business woman. Well respected, yes, but not well liked. She is emotionally detached and as this shrewd business woman soon finds out, she said no to the wrong person.

Jacob is a shell of the man he used to be. War tends to take pieces of your soul that you can never get back. He is in the right place at the right time and saves the girl. But soon figures out, she’s no damsel and this girl can save herself.

There is so much in this book that I loved. The suspense was phenomenal and the devastating loss just about broke me. I thought it was fast paced and kept me on the edge of my seat. And though emotions are kept on lock down, there is this spark of chemistry that I was just waiting to combust in the bedroom. And it was well worth the wait!

These characters are far from perfect, but so perfect for each other. I love that every book I read by this author is better than the last. She is so expressive in her art, always making sure the visuals are magnificent and oh so real.

Don’t go looking for the typical happily ever after here. That’s one of the things I love about this book. She keeps it realistic. They may not have the typical HEA you’re looking for, but it’s their HEA. The only one that’s right for them.

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I don’t know what it’s like to feel.
To hurt.

The ability was stolen from me in my youth.
I consider that theft a gift.

Feelings got in the way when you were building an empire.
Amassing power.

I had the empire.
I had the power.

One moment in an alley changed everything.

What took over a decade to amass was snatched away in a second.

He killed for me.

But he didn’t save me.

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REVIEW: Brant’s Return by Mia Sheridan

Brant’s ReturnTitle: Brant’s Return
Author: Mia Sheridan
Published: January 6, 2019
Genre: Romantic Suspense

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I listened to the audible version of this book and Wow! This audiobook was utterly phenomenal! I absolutely devour every book this author writes, but this book will forever hold a place in my heart. I fell in love with Belle and Brant. The story was incredible, the writing flawless and the narrators were phenomenal at bringing these characters to life.

These characters were so different yet so much the same. Both suffered heartache no one should ever suffer and made it out the other side of grief, one appreciative for the life she has and one left bitter and wanting to forget the life he left behind.

There were many unforgettable moments in this story. Loss, love and finding yourself again. But The big twist at the end was devastating to find out.

Get this book and bring the tissues.

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Brant Talbot runs a glitzy network of high-end bars in New York City, enjoying all the benefits of the lavish lifestyle he’s worked so hard to achieve. When he learns that his estranged father is dying, he must return to his family’s Kentucky horse farm – and to a past he thought he left behind.

While facing long-buried truths, he collides with his father’s secretary, Isabelle Farris. Despite his undeniable attraction to the beautiful, independent young woman, he sees secrets in her eyes and believes she has designs on Graystone Hill.

Now the one woman he can’t afford to trust is about to become the one he can’t let go.

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Review: Force Of Nature by S.L. Scott

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This book is amazing! Force of Nature is Bennett and Winter’s story and they absolutely stole my ever loving heart!

Bennett Everest is gorgeous, successful and has the kindest heart. He is the last of the Everest brothers to fall. And what a wild ride that fall was! WOW! Winter is a force to be reckoned with. She is one of the strongest people ever. What she endured, even as a child, was horrific. She was like a flower that grew through the cracks. This author never fails to bring us strong heroines.

I am a sucker for romantic suspense reads and boy did this book deliver! I could not read this book fast enough! There are so many twists throughout, I was constantly on the edge of my seat. These books can be read as standalone’s, but to get the full effect start with Everest.

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It was supposed to be easy.

Get in. Get the girl. Close the deal.

But nothing about Winter Nobleman is simple.

Her stormy blue eyes captivate me, her quick wit entertains me, and the secrets she hides behind her pouty pink Mona Lisa smile intrigue me.

Winter is determined to save herself without my help.

Yet, somewhere along the way, she saves me.

Even though our introduction is cloaked in deception, secrets don’t stay buried forever.

If the lies don’t kill us … the truth may set us free.

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REVIEW: Cruel Sanctuary by Tara Leigh

Cruel Sanctuary is a must read and is hands down a 5+ Star read for this book whore!

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Two words.
One name.
Damon King.

This man OWNED me. The “fixer” is not someone you want to mess with and you definitely don’t want to be anywhere near his radar, but in your bed…mmmm yes please. I love a great anti-hero and this man…this unbelievably ruthless, cocky man…is the ultimate! You will love to hate him and his crude ways.

Aislinn Granville is the girl everyone wants or wants to be. She has is all, or so it seems. She’s smart, sassy and beautiful, but full of secrets. When she learns nothing is what she thought it was, Aislinn is swept away by her protector. But not without a fight.

She is the kind of heroine I love to read about. Strong and confident that can hold her own in any situation and will never bow at any man’s feet. As the story progresses we see them both circling each other. Drawn like magnets, unable to resist the pull.  Damon walks the line between light and dark, tipping more on the dark side, but Aislinn is his light in the shadows.

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I loved the duel POV and the writing was flawless. It’s a page-turner for sure! Cruel Sanctuary is book one in The Wages of Sin duet that ends on a huge cliffy! I cannot wait to get my hands on Corrupt Savior, book two!

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Review of UnZipped by Lauren Blakely


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Ohhhhh where to start! These characters were real and beautifully flawed. Kyler is adorably clueless when it comes to women. He tries, but losing his mother at a young age, he is raised in a house with his father and three brothers with no woman influence.

Finley is fascinated by “Tom” and thinks his story may be just what she needs to pull her show out of the gutter and off of the chopping block.

They agree to a plan. She helps him win back his ex-girlfriend and in return, she pulls from real life to make her show a hit.

What happens when the one you thought wanted is no longer the one you want.

As with all Blakley’s men, I fell hard for this love-clumsy man and his quirks. And the fact that her heroine is hooked on all the great female comedians is endearing. And although this is a lighter read, there are still twists and turns to keep you guessing.

I listened to he audiobook version and Joe Arden and Andi Arndt bring Lauren’s words to life! Hey were utterly fantastic! This book was a laugh-out-loud must read!

Lauren is donating 100% of the first five days of sales for UNZIPPED from all retailers to California Fire Relief Charities, so one-click and you’ll get a sexy, witty rom-com and help a good cause!

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What do you get when you mix a hot nerd, a quirky heroine, and a hilarious meet-cute (featuring a boombox) that goes terribly awry? UNZIPPED!

Don’t miss this brand new standalone romantic comedy from #1 NYT bestseller Lauren Blakely! Brilliantly funny and spectacularly swoony, UNZIPPED—with its nod to the great silver screen romantic comedies—is available everywhere for your pleasure! Get your copy of UNZIPPED today!

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Wanted: hot nerd seeks dating coach.

Picture this – I’m ready to win back the love of my life, and I’m going big this time. We’re talking boom box, sing her name in the rain, let the whole damn neighborhood know I’m good and ready this time around. After all, if you’re going to grand gesture the ever-loving hell out of a second chance, you need to pull out all the stops.

There’s only one little problem.

My college girlfriend isn’t the one who shows up when I play my “I’ll do anything to win you back” tune. The woman who flings open the second-floor window tells me my ex doesn’t live here anymore. But she’ll help me win her back. Anything for romance, anything for a guy so willing to go big for love. And that’s what I want at first. Until I get to know my new “romance coach” and discover she’s funny, clever, and keeps me on my toes. Now I don’t want to win anyone else’s heart. I want the woman who’s been helping me all along. Trouble is – she thinks I’m in love with someone else, and when we take off on a road trip, everything I think I know about women is about to be unzipped and turned inside out.


He’s the last person I ever expected to pop into my life, but he might be exactly what I need to save the thing that matters most to me. All I have to do is not fall for him.

Unzipped is a standalone romance!

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“UNZIPPED was such a fun and adorable half meet-cute-getting-to-know-you – half road-trip love story!! Run to your nearest amazon asap for your own Kyler Tom – this one is MINE!!!” ~Bianca, BJ’s Book Blog

“Packed with flirtatious banter and lighthearted humor, Unzipped is a rom-com that’s cleverly written, refreshingly self-aware, and just plain entertaining.” ~Yvette, Nose Stuck in a Book Blog



As I peruse the scenes, the opening notes of a song filter from the front of my townhome. What the hell? Did I leave the streaming app open on my phone? I step away from the counter and head to the front door, looking for my phone, even though I swear I had it with me in the kitchen.

The song grows louder, and it’s not coming from my cell at all. It’s coming from outside. I peer through the peephole.

I jerk back.

Rub my eyes.

What the hell?

Am I really seeing what I’m seeing? I don’t think I had that much wine. I had one sip.

Fine, fine. One large sip. One very large, very hearty sip. All right, it was a gulp.

But I can’t possibly be hallucinating, can I?

I peek again, and holy smokes.

There’s a guy on my front lawn going full Lloyd Dobler.

The hair on the back of my neck stands on end, and my paranoid brain leaps three thousand steps ahead. Did he escape from Alcatraz? Is he going to bang down my door? Attack me?

I pivot and grab the baseball bat I keep handy. As the youngest sister of two older brothers, I’ve learned a few valuable lessons: boys are trouble, pizza is good cold, and always keep a baseball bat near the door and/or bed.

With my bat in hand, I scurry to the kitchen to grab my phone, then fly upstairs to the bedroom, taking the steps two by two.

I race into the bedroom, set the bat at my feet, and keep my phone clutched in my hand, ready to call 911 if need be. I pull back the white curtain a smidge.

And I nearly die laughing.

The song has stopped, and the Dobler wannabe is now kneeling on the ground, furiously hitting buttons on the boom box.

I peer around the curtain’s edge, and it’s like watching a sideshow act auditioning for my circus.

He hoists the boom box up above him again. A new tune plays. I cock my head, listening, and I cringe when I recognize the tune.

For real? Is he truly playing “Unzipped”? I could never stand that song when it was popular eight years ago. The music sounds like a can opener mating with a trombone. I wish he were playing Peter Gabriel’s “In Your Eyes,” like Dobler did in the film.

But as I study the bizarre suburban male mating ritual, I decide to award him points for sheer balls. He also deserves bonus points because he chose to go without the super cheesy trench coat that Dobler wore. It worked for Cusack, but on anyone else that attire screams serial killer.

This guy seems harmless.

And admittedly, from my vantage point two stories above, he’s kind of handsome with the glasses, the thick, floppy hair, and the jeans that fit nicely. Strong jaw too.

Fine, fine. He’s more than kind of handsome. He’s 100 percent good-looking, in that hot nerd kind of way.

About Lauren Blakely:

A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family, including her smoking hot and funny husband and her two brilliant and kind children. She has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs — she might have four dogs, or maybe five. If she’s lucky, she’ll soon have six dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 100 times, and she’s sold more than 2.5 million books. In December she’ll release UNZIPPED, in January BIRTHDAY SUIT, and in March BEST LAID PLANS. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter!


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Rock Rebel is now available!


“Tara Leigh has written her best Nothing But Trouble Book with Rock Rebel.

~Musings of the Modern Belle

He’s a rock star with a secret, she’s a pop princess with a painful past – can their forbidden romance survive, or will their lies destroy them both?
I’ve earned my bad reputation.
A few years ago, I was New York City’s hottest classical music prodigy. But I wanted something else, something more. So I chased my real dream, and now… I’m rock royalty. Dax Hughes, lead guitarist of Nothing but Trouble. But to my family and former Juilliard classmates, I’m an outcast. A misfit. A rebel.
They’re not entirely wrong. I don’t give a damn what other people think, and I’m all for breaking the rules… except when it comes to our new opening act, Verity Moore.
Rock gods don’t tour with pop princesses.
It’s not personal. Actually, under that fallen diva reputation, Verity’s incredibly talented. And her fiery redheaded personality is… intriguing. But I’m convinced the skeletons in Verity’s closet are as scandalous as my own, and when we’re not sparring, she has a way of drawing out all those secrets I’m determined to keep hidden.
Yeah. Verity Moore is definitely off-limits . . .
But since when do I give a damn about the rules?




Tara Leigh is a multi-published author of steamy contemporary romance. A former banker on Wall Street, she graduated from Washington University and holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, but she much prefers spending her days with fictional boyfriends than analyzing financial spreadsheets. Tara currently lives in Fairfield County, Connecticut with her husband, children, and fur-baby, Pixie. She is represented by Jessica Alvarez, of Bookends Literary Agency.




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Holy wow! What a wild angsty ride this was. This book had me gasping in disbelief a couple of times then swooning with the feels in the next breath.

Hutton Everest was a numbers guy for his brother’s multi-million dollar company. He was also sexy and hard to resist.

Ally Edward’s has a secret. One that will tear them apart before they rely get a chance to get started. Unless she can convince her royal parents otherwise.


I loved the relationship that developed between Ally and Hutton. They were both out of their element but willing to try for their happily ever after. It seemed throughout that there were obstacles to overcome. Whether it was her self doubt in being able to have both him and the crown or the arranged marriage set by her parents to her parents themselves. There was lots of angsty goodness to be had.


This is a must read! Those Everest brothers are almost as sexy as the Crow Brothers. I fell in love with Ethan and swoony lust with Hutton. I can’t wait to see what happens with Bennett! #iclimbedmteverest

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Being bad never felt so good.

I fell for Ally the moment I saw her. Who doesn’t like a confident, intelligent woman with curves I could spend days exploring?

Who am I kidding?
I have.
Many times.

Our story ended abruptly when she packed her bags and left like we weren’t meant to be. We are. So I’m calling her bluff. That’s how I ended up thousands of miles from home, standing next to a man who claims to be her fiancé.

Being good has never felt so bad.

When it comes to a successful man with an incredible body and biteable jaw aka Hutton . . . let’s just say willpower is not my strong suit.

Need more?
Try bad-boy American.
You’re welcome.

Embracing my newfound good girl status, I do the right thing and start my reign. My desires no longer matter. The monarchy, the people, and my country do. There is no place for love in this new life.

But I never expected to see him again, much less standing next to my royally appointed soon-to-be fiancé.

As if that didn’t complicate things, he’s wearing a perfectly tailored tuxedo and my favorite smirk. I straighten my crown and adjust my dress, realizing this good girl never stood a chance. I’ll take the bad reputation if I get him.

~Being Bad Never Felt So Good~


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