Dirty Headlines by L.J. Shen

dirty headlinesPages: 326

Goodreads Rating: 4.25 / 5 stars

My Rating: 4.5 / 5 stars

Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

Publication Date: September 7th 2018

Publisher: Self-published

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From bestselling author L.J. Shen, comes a new standalone, enemies-to-lovers romance.

Célian Laurent.
Manhattan royalty.
Notorious playboy.
Heir to a media empire.
…And my new boss.

I could have impressed him, if not for last month’s unforgettable one-night stand.
I left it with more than orgasms and a pleasant memory–namely, his wallet.
Now he’s staring me down like I’m the dirt under his Italian loafers, and I’m supposed to take it.
But the thing about being Judith “Jude” Humphry is I have nothing to lose.
Brooklyn girl.
Infamously quirky.
Heir to a stack of medical bills and a tattered couch.
When he looks at me from across the room, I see the glint in his eyes, and that makes us rivals.
He knows it.
So do I.
Every day in the newsroom is a battle.
Every night in his bed, war.
But it’s my heart at stake, and I fear I’ll be raising the white flag.

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Smutathon Book Recommendations: Authors of Color, Second Chance Romance, Fake Dating and Bad Boy / Bad Girl

Happy Wednesday everyone! Here’s the second batch of my smutathon book recommendations featuring the following categories:

  1. Authors of Color
  2. Second Chance Romance
  3. Fake Dating
  4. Different Worlds

You can check out my first batch of recommendations here. Without further ado, here are my recommendations:

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Smutathon Book Recommendations: Enemies to Lovers, Forbidden Romance, Friends to Lovers and Vacation Romance

There are two weeks left before #Smutathon begins and I’m sharing my book recommendations. I did a book recommendation last round and you may check out my post (#Smutathon v. 2.0: TBR and Recommendations) since some of the categories are included for this round.

For my batch 1 of my recommendations, the categories included are the following:

  1. Enemies to Lovers
  2. Forbidden Romance
  3. Friends to Lovers
  4. Vacation Romance

I don’t want my post to be lengthy and I’ll just recommend five (5) books per category.  But feel free to ask me other books aside from the ones I listed. Without further ado, here are the books:

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Rhapsodic by Laura Thalassa

25820414Pages: 326

Goodreads Rating: 4.16 / 5 stars

My Rating: 4.5 / 5 stars

Genre: New Adult Fantasy, Paranormal Romance

Publication Date: November 15th 2016

Publisher: Lavabrook Publishing Group

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Callypso Lillis is a siren with a very big problem, one that stretches up her arm and far into her past. For the last seven years she’s been collecting a bracelet of black beads up her wrist, magical IOUs for favors she’s received. Only death or repayment will fulfill the obligations. Only then will the beads disappear.

Everyone knows that if you need a favor, you go to the Bargainer to make it happen. He’s a man who can get you anything you want… at a price. And everyone knows that sooner or later he always collects.

But for one of his clients, he’s never asked for repayment. Not until now. When Callie finds the fae king of the night in her room, a grin on his lips and a twinkle in his eye, she knows things are about to change. At first it’s just a chaste kiss—a single bead’s worth—and a promise for more.

For the Bargainer, it’s more than just a matter of rekindling an old romance. Something is happening in the Otherworld. Fae warriors are going missing one by one. Only the women are returned, each in a glass casket, a child clutched to their breast. And then there are the whispers among the slaves, whispers of an evil that’s been awoken.

If the Bargainer has any hope to save his people, he’ll need the help of the siren he spurned long ago. Only, his foe has a taste for exotic creatures, and Callie just happens to be one.

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Romance Authors Whose Books I Haven’t Read Yet

Through the years I began venturing on romance genre, a lot of my friends recommended me great romance novels. I have read some of them but others remain sitting on my TBR pile. It’s either I was distracted from other hyped books or I forgot to read them. I’d like to share my list of authors whose books has been on my radar but never had a chance to start.

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Blog Tour: Pretty Reckless by L.J. Shen

Pages: 35039709060

Goodreads Rating: 4.48 / 5 stars

My Rating: 4 / 5 stars

Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

Publication Date: April 29th 2019

Publisher: Self Published

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From USA Today and Washington Post bestselling author L.J. Shen comes an intense, high school enemies-to-lovers romance with a twist.

Penn

They say revenge is a dish best served cold.
I’d had four years to stew on what Daria Followhill did to me, and now my heart was completely iced.
I took her first kiss.
She took the only thing I loved.
I was poor.
She was rich.
The good thing about circumstances? They can change. Fast.
Now, I’m her parents’ latest shiny project.
Her housemate. Her tormentor. The captain of the rival football team she hates so much.
Yeah, baby girl, say it—I’m your foster brother.
There’s a price to pay for ruining the only good thing in my life, and she’s about to shell out some serious tears.
Daria Followhill thinks she is THE queen. I’m about to prove to her that she’s nothing but a spoiled princess.

Daria

Everyone loves a good old unapologetic punk.
But being a bitch? Oh, you get slammed for every snarky comment, cynical eye roll, and foot you put in your adversaries’ way.
The thing about stiletto heels is that they make a hell of a dent when you walk all over the people who try to hurt you.
In Penn Scully’s case, I pierced his heart until he bled out, then left it in a trash can on a bright summer day.
Four years ago, he asked me to save all my firsts for him.
Now he lives across the hall, and I want nothing more than to be his last everything.
His parting words when he gave me his heart were that nothing in this world is free.
Now? Now he is making me pay.

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Twisted Pride by Cora Reilly

45062506Pages: 418

Goodreads Rating: 4.50 / 5 stars

My Rating: 4 / 5  stars

Genre: New Adult Dark Romance

Publication Date: April 12th 2019

Publisher: Self published

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Remo Falcone is beyond redemption.As Capo of the Camorra he rules with a brutal hand over his territory – a territory the Chicago Outfit breached. Now Remo is out for retribution. A wedding is sacred, stealing a bride sacrilegious. Serafina is the niece of the Boss of the Outfit, and her hand has been promised in marriage for years, but kidnapped in her wedding dress on her way to church by Remo, Serafina quickly realizes that she can’t hope for saving. Yet, even in the hands of the cruelest man she knows, she is determined to cling to her pride, and Remo soon understands that the woman at his mercy might not be as easy to break as he thought.A ruthless man on a quest to destroy the Outfit by breaking someone they are supposed to protect. A woman intent on bringing a monster to his knees. Two families that will never be the same.

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