Going in Deep (Billionaire Bad Boys #4) by Carly Phillips-Review & Book Tour

GOING IN DEEP (Billionaire Bad Boys #4) by Carly Phillips-Review and Book Tour

Going in Deep

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ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date May 9 ,2017

He isn’t Mr. Nice Guy…

Julian Dane thought he’d hit rock bottom — until he met a woman (isn’t that what they all say?). He used her and broke her heart. Now he wants to turn things around but the damage he dealt stands in his way.

Kendall Parker’s unique issues have made it hard to live a normal life. Very few people understand her and she trusts even less … but she believed in Julian once, and he only betrayed her.

Now Julian is back — a new man — and determined to win Kendall’s heart. But this reformed bad boy just might find that Going in Deep is harder than it looks.

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REVIEW: GOING IN DEEP is the fourth installment in Carly Phillips’ contemporary, adult BILLIONAIRE BAD BOYS erotic, romance series focusing on a trio of close knit friends-Derek West, Kaden Barnes and Lucas Monroe, and former business partner Julian Dane-a spin off from her DARE TO LOVE SERIES. This is IT businessman Julian Dane, and Kendall Parker’s story line. GOING IN DEEP can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story line is revealed where necessary.

Told from dual third person perspectives (Kendall and Julian) GOING IN DEEP is a second chance romance for freelance cyber security specialist Julian Dare, and the woman he loved Kendall Parker. A few year earlier, strung out and addicted, Julian Dare sued his former best friend Kaden Barnes’ and owners of the computer software company BLINK for his share of the profits but in the meantime forged a relationship with Kaden’s future sister in law to get back at the man he was hoping to destroy. Enter Kendall Parker, the woman Julian hopes to rekindle a relationship while he struggles to make amends to everyone he hurt in the past.

GOING IN DEEP reveals some of the history as to why Julian Dane fell into the world of alcohol and drugs, as well as the outstanding guilt he carries throughout his life. Not only is Julian responsible for destroying the relationship between himself and his best friend but our hero must ensure the well being of someone else in his life.

Kendall Parker struggles with bi-polar disorder, and throughout the process of coming to terms with her disease, Kendall finds herself pulled back into the world of the man she once loved-a man who no longer resembles the cold, calculating lover from her past.

The relationship between Kendall and Julian is one of second chances; a rekindling romance between two people destroyed by one man’s battle with too many demons and the guilt and shame of betrayal and loss. Kendall, a volunteer at a local dog shelter, not only suffers with a psychological disorder but must battle for her independence from a family who wish to protect the people that they love. The $ex scenes are intimate and seductive without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text.

The secondary and supporting characters include Kaden and Lexie (Going Down Easy); Julian’s younger sister Alyssa, as well as his new house guest Alex, a young woman who finds herself abandoned on so many different levels. We are also reunited with several of the previous story line couples, if only, by way of mention or in passing.

The world building looks at forgiveness and penance; second chances and the reawakening a love damaged by betrayal and mistrust.

I did have a couple of concerns with some of the current story line content: the lack of any major confrontation between Julian and the partners at BLINK -although many of the issues had previously been revealed throughout the series I think the overall situation /resolution required more story line conflict to be believable (under the circumstances) or at the very least a more plausible, more emotional outcome; and Alex’s brother Billy’s status was left hanging without any real resolution considering he was a possible threat to Julian’s welfare and Alex’s safety.

The premise is revealing; the characters are spirited and dynamic; the romance is captivating and passionate. GOING IN DEEP looks at the destructive nature of addiction, and the resulting fall out when the pain is too deep.

Reading Order and Previous Reviews
Going Down Easy
Going Down Fast
Going Down Hard
Going in Deep

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Reviewed by Sandy

About The Author

Carly PhillipsCarly Phillips:

Carly Phillips is the N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of over 50 sexy contemporary romance novels featuring hot men, strong women and the emotionally compelling stories her readers have come to expect and love. Carly’s career spans over a decade and a half with various New York publishing houses, and she is now an Indie author who runs her own business and loves every exciting minute of her publishing journey. Carly is happily married to her college sweetheart, the mother of two nearly adult daughters and three crazy dogs (two wheaten terriers and one mutant Havanese) who star on her Facebook Fan Page and website. Carly loves social media and is always around to interact with her readers. You can find out more about Carly at www.carlyphillips.com.

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Faking It by Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde-Review and Book tour

FAKING IT by Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde-Review and Book tour

Faking It

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ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date April 11, 2017

Confirmed bachelor Max Sterling isn’t into rescuing damsels in distress, but when the very tempting Hailey Ellison needs his help, there’s only one thing for him to do. Step in and pose as her loving fiancé. Except there is nothing fake about his attraction to her, or how much he wants her beneath him in his bed, moaning his name. But what starts as a sexy, flirty, temporary engagement, quickly becomes something more serious that neither one ever anticipated.

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REVIEW: FAKING IT by Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde is a stand alone, erotic romance story in the authors’ Book Boyfriend series. This is real estate mogul Max Sterling, and professional matchmaker Hailey Ellison’s story line. FAKING IT can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story line is revealed where necessary. Several characters cross over for cohesion and familiarity.

Told from dual third person perspectives (Max and Hailey) FAKING IT is a fake fiancé trope in that both Hailey and Max are in need of an imaginary fiancé. For months Hailey has pretended to be engaged to ensure the success of her matchmaking business but had no intentions of revealing any important information or the truth about the who and why. Enter Max Sterling, Hailey’s real estate agent, and the man who stars in all of her fantasies and dreams including the use of the name Max Sterling as her imaginary fiancé. Max is desperate to stop his mother’s meddling in his personal life and offers Hailey the option of joining together for mutual benefits. What ensues is the building relationship between Max and Hailey, and the fall out when the truth is finally revealed.

Hailey has issues with self-esteem including a struggle with weight and body image that pulls at Hailey’s need to succeed. Max is a successful real estate agent who finds himself attracted to a woman who claims to be engaged. Their mutual need for a fiancé finds our couple falling in love but Hailey struggles with the possibility of an expiry date on their building relationship. The $ex scenes are intimate and seductive without the use of sexually graphic, over the top language and text.

There is a large ensemble cast of secondary and supporting characters including Wes and Natalie. renovation expert Kyle Coleman, and Connor Prescott, who works in the construction side of the real estate business as an investor and property flipper-all first introduced in Big Shot #1. We are also introduced to Hailey’s assistant and best friend Brielle; Max’s parents Grace and Douglas Sterling; as well as Max’s his brother Alex, and his sister Kristen. The requisite evil is Addison Brooks, a woman who refuses to take no for an answer.

The world building looks as the building relationship between Max and Hailey, and the potential for fall out when all is revealed. The friendship and camaraderie between Max and his friends leads to some humorous moments, as well as the heartbreaking possibility when the time on Max and Hailey’s fake fiancé story line expires.

FAKING IT is a lighthearted, sweet and seductive story line with moments of humor, fun, falling in love and letting go of the past. We are witness to romance and love; friendship and family; betrayal and revenge. The premise is sexy, spicy and heartwarming; the characters are energetic and realistic; the romance is intimate and sensual. FAKING IT is a delightful and courageous story line as one woman steps out of her comfort zone and into the arms of the man with whom she will fall in love.

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Reviewed by Sandy

About-the-Author

Carly Phillips Erika Wilde

Carly Phillips:

Carly Phillips is the N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of over 50 sexy contemporary romance novels featuring hot men, strong women and the emotionally compelling stories her readers have come to expect and love. Carly’s career spans over a decade and a half with various New York publishing houses, and she is now an Indie author who runs her own business and loves every exciting minute of her publishing journey. Carly is happily married to her college sweetheart, the mother of two nearly adult daughters and three crazy dogs (two wheaten terriers and one mutant Havanese) who star on her Facebook Fan Page and website. Carly loves social media and is always around to interact with her readers. You can find out more about Carly at www.carlyphillips.com.

Website: www.carlyphillips.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/carlyphillips
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CarlyPhillipsFanPage
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/10000.Carly_Phillips
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Carly-Phillips/e/B001I9W0MS

Erika Wilde:

Erika Wilde is the author of the sexy Marriage Diaries series and The Players Club series. She lives in Oregon with her husband and two daughters, and when she’s not writing you can find her exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest. For more information on her upcoming releases, please visit website at www.erikawilde.com.

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The Hot Zone Series 1-4 by Carly Phillips-reviews

The Hot Zone Series 1-4 by Carly Phillips-reviews

Hot Zone Series

Hot StuffHOT STUFF
(Hot Zone #1)
by Carly Phillips
Genre: adult, contemporary, romance

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About the book: Re-Release Date March 7, 2017

He’s about to find out … She’s not just one of the guys.

Annabelle Jordan and her two sisters were orphans in frilly dresses when they went to live with their sports-lawyer uncle in his world of locker rooms, bookies and gambling. Now the girls are publicists in their uncle’s firm, The Hot Zone.

Despite her upbringing, Annabelle is all woman. She’s naturally drawn to real men—like her latest client, businessman and former football legend Brandon Vaughn.

The chemistry is potent, undeniable, irresistible. Annabelle soon realizes that Brandon is much more than just another jock. And that she’d better hold on tight if she doesn’t want to lose her heart.

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REVIEW: HOT STUFF is the first installment in Carly Phillips’s contemporary, adult HOT ZONE romance series focusing on the Jordan sisters(Annabelle, Michelle and Sophie) and their Uncle Yank Morgan-owner of the sports agency/PR firm known as The Hot Zone. This is sports PR agent and eldest sister Annabelle Jordan, and former football star Brandon Vaughn’s story line.

NOTE: The Hot Zone series has been re-edited and re-released with all new covers.

SOME BACKGROUND: Approximately 17 years earlier sports agent Yank Morgan became the guardian and parent to his late sister’s three orphaned daughters-Annabelle, Michelle aka Micki, and Sophie Jordan-and in the ensuing years Yank and the Jordan sisters became one of the most successful sports agency and PR firms in the world of sports-The Hot Zone. The Hot Zone series is their story as Yank Morgan struggles to find a happily ever after for the girls (now women) he loves like his own, as well as the fight to keep his own heart from breaking apart.

Told from three third person perspectives (Annabelle, Brandon and Yank) HOT STUFF focuses on Heisman winner , Superbowl winner and former football player Brandon Vaughn, and his struggles to get a sports lodge open for affluent adults and a school/summer camp for kids. A series of disasters at the lodge have derailed his plans, and Brandon is looking for some positive PR to prevent the loss of his investment. Enter PR specialist Annabelle Jordan, the woman with whom Brandon will fall in love.

The relationship between Brandon and Annabelle is a second chance meeting; a partnership ‘arranged’ by Uncle Yank; a professional business arrangement that turns into something more. Annabelle is the eldest, a peacekeeper by nature, a worrier about separation and loss. The $ex scenes are intimate and passionate.

We are introduced to Annabelle’s sisters: Michelle aka Micki, and Sophie, as well as Uncle Yank’s long suffering assistant Lola who has loved Uncle Yank from near and far. Lola has been Yank’s assistant for most of her adult life; one time lovers, and of course a surrogate mother to the Jordan sisters. Nick Gregory, Brandon’s lifelong friend and partner struggles with always coming in second to the man he calls best friend; and Brandon’s assistant Mara who may or may not be in love with Brandon’s best friend Nick.

HOT STUFF is the introductory story line that reveals some of the background and circumstances surrounding the loss of the sister’s parents; their rise to fame within Uncle Yank’s HOT ZONE agency; and Uncle Yank’s stubborn and emotional attitude as it pertains to ALL of the women he loves. The premise is enjoyable; the characters are dynamic; the romance is emotional and captivating. HOT STUFF is a sweet, spicy and engaging look at three sisters and the grumpy old man who adores them like his own.

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Hot NumberHOT NUMBER
(Hot Zone #2)
by Carly Phillips
Genre: adult, contemporary, romance
About the book: Re-release March 7, 2017

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Micki Jordan is a tomboy as much at home on the playing field as in a locker room full of naked guys.

But the star publicist is looking to prove she’s also an irresistible woman in order to get a second shot at professional baseball player and major league playboy, Damian Fuller.

Micki transforms herself into one hot number Damian can’t help but notice and together they burn up the sheets and find themselves falling hard. Until Damian’s past returns, threatening their future.

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REVIEW : HOT NUMBER is the second installment in Carly Phillips’s contemporary, adult HOT ZONE romance series focusing on the Jordan sisters(Annabelle, Michelle and Sophie) and their Uncle Yank Morgan-owner of the sports agency/PR firm known as The Hot Zone. This is sports PR agent and youngest sister / Hot Zone publicist Michelle (Micki) Jordan, and professional baseball player Damian Fuller’s story line. HOT NUMBER can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty but I recommend reading the series in order as there is an ongoing story line focusing on Uncle Yank and the woman he loves. HOT NUMBER advances the series by one year.

Told from several third person points of view HOT NUMBER focuses on two relationships: the contemptuous partnership between The Hot Zone owner Yank Morgan, and his PA and one time lover Lola : and the building relationship between Micki Jordan and injured professional baseball player Damien Fuller. Micki is the ‘tomboy’ of the family. From a young age, Micki followed her Uncle Yank to business meetings, into the boardrooms, and players lockers rooms getting first hand knowledge about the ins and outs of the business she would one day become part owner and partner. A life hanging out with a single male meant Micki grew up to be less than feminine, rough around the edges, and always viewed as ‘one of the boys’ but a hot New Year’s Eve kiss six month earlier between Micki and Damien had shaken Micki’s world and shown our heroine what she had been missing in her life. A night out with the boys found Micki and Damien caught in a compromising position that resulted in some down time together for our leading couple. What ensues is the building relationship between Micki and Damien that will implode when Damien’s past comes baring some life altering news.

Micki is a heroine with issues of self-esteem, self doubt and insecurities. Believing she is not worthy of love or the attention of an all-star sport hero, Micki accepts that her relationship with Damien is temporary; a part of their current circumstance until something better or different comes along. Damien is a professional baseball player who never had any plans to settle down let alone go quietly into the sunset with a potentially career-ending injury.

The romance between Micki and Damien is one of instant attraction. Neither one has forgotten about the New Year’s Eve kiss-a kiss that changed their lives forever. The $ex scenes are intimate, intense and erotic without the use of over the top sexually graphic language and text. There is a definite lack of communication between our couple in light of some life changing news for them both. Micki begins to withdraw and finds herself on the outside looking in.

There are a large number of secondary and supporting characters including Micki’s sisters Annabelle and her husband Brandon (Hot Stuff #1), middle sister Sophia, Uncle Yank and his PA Lola; Yank’s best friend and competition Spencer Atkins ; Micki’s best friend and Damien’s teammate John Roper, fellow teammate and center fielder Ricky Carter; and Carole-a woman who comes between Damien and the woman with whom he will fall in love.

HOT NUMBER not only follows the relationship between Damien and Micki, but brings some resolution to Yank and Lola’s ongoing love, and opens up a potential future for Ricky and the woman that calls to his heart. The premise is entertaining and energetic; the characters are colorful and realistic; the romance struggles with self-doubt and the fall out from an earlier affair.

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Hot ItemHOT ITEM
(Hot Zone #3)
by Carly Phillips
Genre: adult, contemporary, romance
ABOUT THE BOOK: Re-release March 7, 2017

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He’ll push all her boundaries and make her realize rules are made to be broken.

Cool, collected Sophie Jordan loves her daily routine running her family’s top sports management agency, as long as she gets to stay behind the scenes. But with big sister on maternity leave and little sis on her honeymoon, she’s forced to step up to the plate. And a recent media crisis surrounding the disappearance of super agent Spencer Atkins is not going to make the job any easier.

Enter star quarterback and notorious bad boy Riley Nash who, for reasons of his own, needs to track down Atkins. Up until now, Sophie has kept a strict no-dating-clients policy, but each day with Riley makes her rule near impossible to follow. With her job and her heart on the line, Sophie will need to make the toughest choice of her life!

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REVIEW: HOT ITEM is the third installment in Carly Phillips contemporary, adult HOT ZONE romance series focusing on the Jordan sisters (Annabelle, Michelle and Sophie) and their Uncle Yank Morgan-owner of the sports agency/PR firm known as The Hot Zone. This is sports PR agent and middle sister and Hot Zone co-owner Sophie Jordan, and professional quarterback Riley Nash’s story line. HOT NUMBER can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty but I recommend reading the series in order as there is an ongoing story line focusing on Uncle Yank and the woman he loves. HOT NUMBER advances the series by one year.

Told from several third person points of view HOT ITEM ventures downs several paths including the search for Spencer Atkins, and the building romance between Sophie Jordan and quarterback Riley Nash. With the merger of Athletes Only sports agency and the PR firm of The Hot Zone meant the merger of friendship between Yank Morgan and his long time friend Spencer Atkins but a merger that reveals the secret past and life of Spencer Atkins. Hoping to run interference for both of the men that she loves Sophie Jordan finds herself stretched beyond her capabilities when a stranger comes forward looking for answers to the new crises that begins to tear apart the family that she loves. Enter Riley Nash, a man who wants answers as much as Sophie wants answers to Riley’s past.

The relationship between Riley and Sophie begins as a business arrangement such that Riley and Sophie go searching for answers but to different questions and concerns from the past. Riley is a single father who wants nothing to do with settling down, and Sophie needs order in her life, not the chaos that falling in love could potentially bring. The $ex scenes are intimate without the use of sexually graphic language and text.

All of the previous story line couples and characters play secondary and supporting roles including Sophie’s sisters and their husbands: Annabelle and Brandon, Micki and Damien, Uncle Yank and Lola, as well as several employees and temps that come in and out of their lives. We are introduced to Riley’s parents Senator and Mrs. Nash; his teenage daughter Lizzie and ex-wife Lisa; Spencer’s eccentric sisters Darla and Rose, and his niece, Rose’s daughter Amy Stone, as well as fellow and competing sports agent Miguel Cambias, and Hot Zone publicist Cindy James. Amy and Micki’ best friend John Roper’s story is next in Hot Property.

The world building continues to focus on the business of public relations for the rich and famous, and up and coming stars of sports. Uncle Yank believes his matchmaking abilities have found each of his nieces a ‘happily ever after’ and now he is waiting for the grandchildren that each successful relationship is about to produce. I did have one issue in that Micki was supposedly pregnant at the end of book two but no further mention occurs in book three-in fact when Yank ‘demands’ grandchildren from each of his nieces, Micki makes no mention that she is expecting or otherwise- an error in the story line or a miscue in the story.

HOT ITEM is a predictable story line in that the premise is similar in nature to the previous two installments: the men are afraid to commit; the women are afraid to love fearing another loss in their life. The characters are colorful but battle one another for control; the romance struggles with a lack of communication and fear of the unknown. Sophie’s obsession with order and control finds our heroine struggling in both life and love when she runs from the man that calls to her heart.

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Hot PropertyHOT PROPERTY
(Hot Zone #4)
by Carly Phillips
Genre: adult, contemporary, romance
ABOUT THE BOOK: Re-release March 7, 2017

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Just one short season ago, major league center fielder John Roper had it all: the looks—and personal life—of a sports hero and the public’s adoration. But this hot property’s lucky streak has run out. After a World Series disaster, fans diss him, shock jocks mock him and his dysfunctional family hassles him for money he really can’t spare.

Now it’s up to him, and Hot Zone publicist Amy Stone, to get his life back on track.

Amy finds it’s easier said than done. What with the constant intrusions of his nutty family, a crazed fan playing stalker, and Roper’s refusal to put his own needs first, she’s starting to think that life in the fast lane isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. But when the two retreat to a secluded lodge, the sexy center fielder throws Amy a curveball—one she never saw coming.…

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REVIEW: HOT PROPERTY is the fourth (and final) installment in Carly Phillips contemporary, adult HOT ZONE romance series focusing on the Jordan sisters (Annabelle, Michelle and Sophie) and their Uncle Yank Morgan-owner of the sports agency/PR firm known as The Hot Zone. This is new sports publicist Amy Stone and all star center fielder John Roper’s story line. HOT PROPERTY can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty but I recommend reading the series in order . HOT PROPERTY advances the series several months. Amy Stone is Spencer Atkins ( Hot Zone/Athletes Only co-founder) niece; John Roper is Micki Jordan’s best friend.

NOTE: The Hot Zone series has been re-edited and re-released with all new covers.

SOME BACKGROUND: Yank Morgan considers himself an amateur matchmaker. Having wed off his three nieces to professional sports stars Yank sets his sights on his business partner’s niece-Amy Stone-and struggling center fielder John Roper.

Told from several third person perspectives HOT PROPERTY is a bit of a diversion from the original series as the story line no longer focuses on the Jordan sisters but on extended family and friends. John Roper is a struggling professional baseball player whose personal and professional life are spiraling out of control. A disastrous playoff series and ongoing injuries find our hero struggling with negative media and a stalker hell bent on destroying his life. Enter Amy Stone, Hot Zone’s newest publicist and the woman that calls to John Roper’s heart.

Having met several months earlier at Sophie Jordan and Riley Nash’s wedding Amy and John had a bit of history-something that didn’t go unnoticed by Yank Morgan. Yank has a propensity to play cupid whenever possible, and John and Amy are his next targeted couple.

Like all of the previous story lines in the series HOT PROPERTY follows several paths including John Roper’s battle with his extended family-his co-dependency with his mother, brother and sister, and his inability to say no where his family is concerned. Amy takes matters into her own hands and forces John to look at the bigger picture and the need to get healthy before baseball season starts. We are also up close and personal as Amy battles not only her feelings for a man whose lives his life in the glare of the media spotlight, but with a mother and aunt who have a propensity for getting into all sorts of trouble.

The relationship between Amy and John is one of immediate attraction but Amy’s history with the news media finds our heroine struggling with her attraction to a man who is rarely out of the news. The back and forth, push and pull continues throughout the story until Amy pushes John away one last time. The $ex scenes are intimate and intense.

HOT PROPERTY is an entertaining but predictable story of romance and family, betrayal and revenge, second chances and falling in love. The premise is enjoyable; the characters are colorful and spirited; the romance is spicy and hot. The HOT ZONE series is an imaginative look at family, love and the business side of professional sports management.

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Reviews by Sandy

About The Author

Carly PhillipsCarly Phillips:

Carly Phillips is the N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of over 50 sexy contemporary romance novels featuring hot men, strong women and the emotionally compelling stories her readers have come to expect and love. Carly’s career spans over a decade and a half with various New York publishing houses, and she is now an Indie author who runs her own business and loves every exciting minute of her publishing journey. Carly is happily married to her college sweetheart, the mother of two nearly adult daughters and three crazy dogs (two wheaten terriers and one mutant Havanese) who star on her Facebook Fan Page and website. Carly loves social media and is always around to interact with her readers. You can find out more about Carly at www.carlyphillips.com.

Website: www.carlyphillips.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/carlyphillips
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CarlyPhillipsFanPage
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Going Down Hard (Billionaire Bad Boys #3) by Carly Phillips-Review and Book Tour

GOING DOWN HARD (Billionaire Bad Boys #3) by Carly Phillips-Review and Book Tour

Going Down Hard

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ABOUT THE BOOK: RELEASE DATE: February 21, 2017

A stand-alone Billionaire Bad Boys novel.

Billionaire Bad Boys: Rich, Powerful and sexy as hell.

Derek West rose from poverty to take the tech world by storm. He’s sexy, confident and gets any woman he wants. And who he wants is Cassie Storms, the rich girl he’s never been good enough for.

She’s desperate to save her family company and there’s only one man who can help. But Derek isn’t interested in helping. He wants to possess both the company and the woman he’s never been able to forget.

His plan? To screw her out of his head. Except once he’s had a taste of Cassie, he doesn’t want to let her go. Her family remembers where he came from, and they won’t allow it. When the truth about their pasts comes to light, though, it may be Cassie who’s going down hard.

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REVIEW: GOING DOWN HARD is the third installment in Carly Phillips’s contemporary, adult BILLIONAIRE BAD BOYS erotic, romance series focusing on a trio of close knit friends-Derek West, Kaden Barnes and Lucas Monroe, and former business partner Julian Dane-a spin off from her DARE TO LOVE SERIES. This is billionaire businessman Derek West, and Storms Consolidated heiress Cassie Storms’s story line. GOING DOWN HARD can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story line is revealed where necessary.

Told from dual third person perspectives (Cassie and Derek) GOING DOWN HARD focuses on the rekindling relationship between billionaire Derek West, and multi-media heiress Cassie Storms. As a teen, Derek grew up on the Storm Estate-the son of the family gardener and maid, and his attraction to Cassie was destroyed when days before Cassie headed to college our heroine sided with her friends making disparaging remarks about Derek and his family. Fast forward approximately twelve years wherein Derek is now co-owner of a billionaire dollar computer firm, and Cassie is working for the competition-her father’s business-a business Derek is hoping to destroy. What ensues is a second chance romance between Derek and Cassie, and the revelation about a theft and accusation made to protect the Storm family name.

Cassie was never the spoiled, little rich girl, and her attraction to Derek meant going against her father’s wishes. Along the way, our heroine worked diligently to keep the family business afloat only to be blindsided when her father handed down leadership to his prodigal son. Derek West needed to prove he was worthy of love and respect; successful businessman, a billionaire, and a son who is determined to protect his mother’s reputation, and make someone pay for the death of his father. Meeting Cassie flew all good sense out of the window, and found Derek falling for the woman who once destroyed his heart. The $ex scenes are intimate and erotic.

All of the previous story line couples and characters play secondary and supporting roles including Kaden and Lexie (Going Down Easy) #1) Lucas and Maxie (Going Down Fast #2), as well as former business partner Julian Dane, and Lexi’s sister Kendall Parker. There is some heartbreaking history between Julian and Lexi-there story will be told in GOING IN DEEP. We are also introduced to Derek’s mother Marie, as well as Cassie’s brother Spencer, her father Christopher and her long suffering mother Daniella Storms

GOING DOWN HARD is a quick read; a story of secrets, betrayal, and regret. The premise is engaging and spicy; the romance is passionate and energetic; the characters are genuine and inspiring. GOING DOWN HARD is wonderful second chance story for two people destroyed by sins of the past.

Reading Order and Previous Reviews
Going Down Easy
Going Down Fast
Going Down Hard

Copy supplied for review.

Reviewed By Sandy

About the Author

 

Carly PhillipsCarly Phillips:

Carly Phillips is the N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of over 50 sexy contemporary romance novels featuring hot men, strong women and the emotionally compelling stories her readers have come to expect and love. Carly’s career spans over a decade and a half with various New York publishing houses, and she is now an Indie author who runs her own business and loves every exciting minute of her publishing journey. Carly is happily married to her college sweetheart, the mother of two nearly adult daughters and three crazy dogs (two wheaten terriers and one mutant Havanese) who star on her Facebook Fan Page and website. Carly loves social media and is always around to interact with her readers. You can find out more about Carly at www.carlyphillips.com.

Website: www.carlyphillips.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/carlyphillips
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CarlyPhillipsFanPage
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/10000.Carly_Phillips
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Carly-Phillips/e/B001I9W0MS

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Big Shot (Book Boyfriend #1) by Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde-Review and Book Tour

BIG SHOT (Book Boyfriend #1) by Carly Phillips / Erika Wilde-review and book tour

Big Shot

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About the book: Re-Release Date January 17,2 017

Wes Sinclair is a notorious heart-breaker, a hot as sin bad boy with a panty-dropping smile no woman can resist. Except for his best friend’s little sister and business adversary, Natalie Prescott, who seems immune to his flirtatious charms. While she’s becomes a permanent fixture in this dirtiest, most scandalous fantasies, she want nothing to do with him or his seductive promises. Challenge accepted. His goal? To bring her to her knees, make her beg, and show her just how good being bad can be.

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REVIEW: BIG SHOT is the first installment the contemporary, adult erotic, BOOK BOYFRIEND romance series co-authored by Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde. This is hot shot realtor Wes Sinclair, and up and coming realtor Natalie Prescott’s story line. BIG SHOT was originally released under the title HOT AS SIN.

Told from dual third person perspectives (Wes and Natalie) BIG SHOT follows the building relationship between two real estate agents Wes Sinclair and Natalie Prescott. For most of her life Natalie has been in love with her brother Connor’s best friend Wes Sinclair. A successful realtor selling million dollar listings Wes is the man to beat when it comes to the competition. Natalie’s chart climbing sales are in direct competition to her brother’s friend, and it doesn’t help that Wes refused Natalie’s request for a position with his firm. When Natalie finalizes a sale that once belonged to Wes Sinclair, the two make a bet that Natalie is determined not to lose. What ensues is a two week payment wherein our heroine will lose her heart to a man who wants nothing more than the present and a good time.

The relationship between Natalie and Wes is one of life-long attraction but Natalie is Connor’s younger sister, and for all intents and purposes is off limits to Wes Sinclair. Natalie has secretly been in love with We Sinclair for most of her life but the man refuses to see her as more than the ‘brat’ she was growing up. When Natalie loses a bet placing herself in a two week position to do everything that Wes wants, our heroine is determine to drive Wes crazy and out of his mind ensuring he will never forget that she is no longer the little girl from years before. The $ex scenes are intimate, erotic and seductive with a little bit of ‘spanking’ on the side.

We are introduced to Wes’s best friends and business partner, as well as Natalie’s brother-Connor Prescott, and fellow realtor Max Sterling, as well as Natalie’s best guy friend and agent Richard Weller. I am hoping for a story line featuring Richard and someone he can love.

The world building focuses on the ‘payment of debt’ when Natalie loses a bet to Wes Sinclair. Wes’s attraction to Natalie increases with every encounter but Natalie is determined to walk away before the heartbreak of love- an offer from out of state finds our heroine considering her options.

BIG SHOT is a flirty and sexy romance between two people who have lusted after one another for years. The writing is seamless; the story line flows evenly as the two authors blend their talents for a magnificent story. The premise is heartwarming and enjoyable; the romance is passionate and intense; the characters are energetic and playful.

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reviewed by Sandy

about the author

Carly Phillips Erika Wilde

Carly Phillips:

Carly Phillips is the N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of over 50 sexy contemporary romance novels featuring hot men, strong women and the emotionally compelling stories her readers have come to expect and love. Carly’s career spans over a decade and a half with various New York publishing houses, and she is now an Indie author who runs her own business and loves every exciting minute of her publishing journey. Carly is happily married to her college sweetheart, the mother of two nearly adult daughters and three crazy dogs (two wheaten terriers and one mutant Havanese) who star on her Facebook Fan Page and website. Carly loves social media and is always around to interact with her readers. You can find out more about Carly at www.carlyphillips.com.

Website: www.carlyphillips.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/carlyphillips
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CarlyPhillipsFanPage
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/10000.Carly_Phillips
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Carly-Phillips/e/B001I9W0MS

Erika Wilde:

Erika Wilde is the author of the sexy Marriage Diaries series and The Players Club series. She lives in Oregon with her husband and two daughters, and when she’s not writing you can find her exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest. For more information on her upcoming releases, please visit website at www.erikawilde.com.

Website: http://www.erikawilde.com
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5357264.Erika_Wilde
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/erikawildeauthorfanpage
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/erikawilde1

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Dirty Sexy Sinner (Dirty Sexy #4) by Carly Phillips & Erika Wilde-Review and Book Tour

DIRTY SEXY SINNER (Dirty Sexy #4) by Carly Phillips / Erika Wilde-Review and Book Tour

Dirty Sexy Sinner

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ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date November 8, 2016

DIRTY SEXY SINNER . . . The surprise fourth book in the DIRTY SEXY SERIES!
All books in the DIRTY SEXY Series are stand-alone novels!

New York Times bestselling authors Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde bring you a dirty, sexy, smoking hot SERIES featuring four bad boy heroes who are bonded by shocking secrets and their damaged past. Sinful, addicting, and unapologetically alpha, these men are every woman’s erotic daydream … And your ultimate dirty fantasy.

ALL BOOKS IN THE DIRTY SEXY SERIES can be read on its own, or as a companion to the other book in the series:
Dirty Sexy Saint (Clay)
Dirty Sexy Inked (Mason)
Dirty Sexy Cuffed (Levi)
Dirty Sexy Sinner (Jackson)

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REVIEW:

DIRTY SEXY SINNER is the fourth installment in the Dirty Sexy contemporary, adult, erotic, romance series co-authored by Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde. This is bartender Tara Kent, and Jackson Stone’s story line. DIRTY SEXY SINNER can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty but I recommend reading the series in order for back story and the family history between the Kincaid brothers.

Told from dual third person perspectives (Tara and Jackson) DIRTY SEXY SINNER focuses on the unknown Kincaid brother-Jackson Stone- Clay’s identical twin and a man none of the Kincaid brothers knew anything about. Jackson was adopted as a baby and only recently discovered that his adoption was illegal. His birth mother was a crack addict and life in the Stone household was anything but pleasant for Jackson Stone. With the recent reveal of his true identity Jackson goes in search of the brothers he never knew. Enter Tara Kent, Clay’s friend and co-worker, and the woman that would call to Jackson’s heart.

DIRTY SEXY SINNER is a story line focusing on betrayal, family and acceptance. Both Tara and Jackson’s lives are mired in neglect, dark secrets, and broken dreams. Jackson’s attraction to Tara is immediate but Tara’s relationship with Clay may be an obstacle that stands in their way. What ensues is the building relationship between Tara and Jackson, and Jackson’s less than warm welcome in the Kincaid clan. The $ex scenes are erotic and intense. Jackson likes to spank in the bedroom.

All of the previous story line couples play secondary and supporting characters. Clay has been caught unaware that he had another brother let alone a twin who is identical in every way.

DIRTY SEXY SINNER is a provocative and energetic read; a heartwarming story about family and friendships, second chances, and finding your soul mate when you least expect it. The premise is moving; the characters are passionate; the romance is sexy and intimate.

Reading Order and Previous Reviews
Dirty Sexy Saint
Dirty Sexy Inked
Dirty Sexy Cuffed
Dirty Sexy Sinner

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Reviewed by Sandy

Dirty Sexy Teaser

About the Author Black and Green

Carly Phillips Erika Wilde

Carly Phillips:

Carly Phillips is the N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of over 50 sexy contemporary romance novels featuring hot men, strong women and the emotionally compelling stories her readers have come to expect and love. Carly’s career spans over a decade and a half with various New York publishing houses, and she is now an Indie author who runs her own business and loves every exciting minute of her publishing journey. Carly is happily married to her college sweetheart, the mother of two nearly adult daughters and three crazy dogs (two wheaten terriers and one mutant Havanese) who star on her Facebook Fan Page and website. Carly loves social media and is always around to interact with her readers. You can find out more about Carly at www.carlyphillips.com.

Website: www.carlyphillips.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/carlyphillips
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CarlyPhillipsFanPage
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/10000.Carly_Phillips
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Carly-Phillips/e/B001I9W0MS

Erika Wilde:

Erika Wilde is the author of the sexy Marriage Diaries series and The Players Club series. She lives in Oregon with her husband and two daughters, and when she’s not writing you can find her exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest. For more information on her upcoming releases, please visit website at www.erikawilde.com.

Website: http://www.erikawilde.com
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5357264.Erika_Wilde
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/erikawildeauthorfanpage
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/erikawilde1

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Going Down Easy (Billionaire Bad Boys #1) by Carly Phillips-a review

GOING DOWN EASY (Billionaire Bad Boys #1) by Carly Phillips-a review

Going Down Easy

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ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date July 19, 2016

Meet Kaden Barnes.

Alpha-licious in the most unexpected ways, Kaden Barnes always gets what he wants.

Enigmatic and exacting, he’s unable to keep an assistant for long. Until Lexie Parker arrives. She’s no-nonsense, efficient and all business… She’s also hot as sin and soon starring in Kaden’s dirtiest fantasies.

When their passion for each other reaches a boiling point, Kaden may think he’s calling the shots, but for this billionaire bad boy, going down easy has never felt so good.

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REVIEW: GOING DOWN EASY is the first installment in Carly Phillips’ contemporary, adult BILLIONAIRE BAD BOYS erotic, romance series-a spin off from her DARE TO LOVE SERIES. This is billionaire app developer Kaden Barnes, and PA Lexie Parker’s story line.

Told from dual third person perspectives (Kade and Lexie) GOING DOWN EASY follows the building but forbidden office romance between billionaire businessman Kaden Barnes, and his new PA Lexie Parker. Lexie is in desperate need of a job following her sister’s latest spiral out of control, and the position of PA to Kaden Barnes is perfect for our story line heroine until the sexual attraction becomes too hot to handle. Giving into their desires, Kaden and Lexie begin an office romance but personal issues in both of their lives bring the romance to an early end. Kaden is being sued by a former business partner, and Lexie’s sister’s bipolar disorder is dangerously out of control.

The relationship between Lexie and Kaden begins professionally but Kaden soon discovers that his PA is a spitfire; a take charge woman he needs in both his professional and personal life.; and a woman who stands up to the man with whom she is falling in love. Lexie is a woman determined to keep her job and an office affair could mean a loss of income and respect. What ensues is a sexual relationship that is destroyed when a lack of trust and mistaken beliefs overpower feelings and emotions. The $ex scenes are erotic and provocative.

We are introduced to Kaden’s business partners Derek West and Luke Monroe, as well as former friend Julian Dane- a man determined to destroy both Kaden’s personal and professional life. Wade Parker, Lexie’s long suffering father needs to step up and take responsibility for his family; and Lexie’s twin sister Kendall is a woman desperately searching for direction in her life.

The world building focuses on the relationship between Lexie and Kade, business partnerships, as well as issues of mental illness, recovery and the affects on family and friends.

GOING DOWN EASY is a relatable story on so many levels. The reality of mental illness is woven into the story as part of every day life. The premise is intelligent and encouraging; the characters are intimate and inspiring; the romance is passionate, sexual and intense. GOING DOWN EASY is a well written, evenly paced love story between two people whose lives are more similar than not.

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Reviewed by Sandy

About The Author

Carly PhillipsAfter a successful fifteen-year career with various New York publishing houses, and over 40 sexy contemporary romance novels published, N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips is now an Indie author who writes to her own expectations and that of her readers. She continues the tradition of hot men and strong women and plans to publish many more sizzling stories. Carly lives in Purchase, NY with her family, two nearly adult daughters and two crazy dogs who star on her Facebook Fan Page and website. She’s a writer, a knitter of sorts, a wife, and a mom. In addition, she’s a Twitter and Internet junkie and is always around to interact with her readers. You can find out more about Carly at www.carlyphillips.com.

Website: http://www.carlyphillips.com/
Newsletter: http://www.carlyphillips.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/carlyphillips
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CarlyPhillipsFanPage
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/10000.Carly_Phillips
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Dirty Sexy Cuffed (Dirty Sexy #3) by Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde-Review and Book Tour

DIRTY SEXY CUFFED (Dirty Sexy #3) by Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde-Review and Book Tour

Dirty Sexy Cuffed

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ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date June 21, 2016

Add to your GOODREADS shelf

ARE YOU READY TO GET CUFFED?

As a cop, Levi Kincaid is all about discipline and control . . .in the bedroom, and out of it, and he’s always been very careful about choosing women who abide by his rules. Hot sex and intense pleasure? No problem. Emotional commitment and forever promises? No way. But he never anticipates falling for a blue eyed angel who makes him want to cuff her to his bed and do dirty, sexy things to her. And that control of his? It doesn’t stand a chance against Sarah Robins, the one woman he can’t resist .

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REVIEW: DIRTY SEXY CUFFED is the third installment in the contemporary, adult DIRTY SEXY erotic romance series, focusing on the Kincaid brothers-Clay, Mason, and Levi- coauthored by Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde. This is youngest brother and police officer Levi Kincaid, and Sarah Robins’ story line. DIRTY SEXY CUFFED can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous stories is revealed where necessary.

Told from dual third person perspectives (Sarah and Levi) the storyline follows Levi on nightly patrol as he tries desperately (for five weeks) to seduce the cashier at the all night variety into a date. Sarah Robins continues to turn all of Levi’s efforts down until an armed robbery places Levi between Sarah and a loaded gun. What ensues is a friends to lovers romance wherein Levi will discover that Sarah is on the run from her past-a past that is about to catch up with the present.

The relationship between our couple is slow to build as Sarah continues to push Levi out of her life. But five weeks is a long time and Sarah is more than grateful when Levi places himself in danger to protect the woman with whom he will fall in love. The $ex scenes are erotic, passionate and intense. Levi likes a little kink in the bedroom.

All of the previous story line couples play secondary and supporting roles. Mason and Katrina are planning their wedding; Clay and Samantha have an announcement of their own. Tara Kent, the bartender at Kincaid’s bar will have her story told next in DIRTY SEXY SINNER. The epilogue ends on a bit of a cliffhanger revealing what’s in store for the Kincaid brothers and Tara.

The world building continues to focus on the dark, abusive and damaging early years of the three Kincaid siblings. From their drug addicted mother to absentee fathers, the backstories are emotional and heartbreaking.

DIRTY SEXY CUFFED is a story about brothers and family; romance and love; letting go and moving forward. The premise is entertaining and hopeful; the characters are playful and dynamic; the romance is provocative and sensual. My only issue is the conflict resolution that felt like a bit of a let down; too quick, too simple, and not without some questionable actions.

Reading Order and previous reviews
Dirty Sexy Saint
Dirty Sexy Inked
Dirty Sexy Cuffed

Copy supplied by the tour operator.

Reviewed by Sandy

Dirty Sexy Cuffed teaser

excerpt

Excerpt #3

What about fun? he countered easily. Ever take time for that?

It’s been awhile, she admitted softly. He didn’t miss the quick flicker of sadness in her gaze that made him want to reach out and touch her, to use his thumb to smooth away the crease that had formed between her brows. Resisting the urge took more effort than he’d expected. Then how about you say yes to a date with me, and I’ll remedy that for you. I’m all about having a good time with a pretty girl, he added with a wink. She opened her mouth to speak, and certain a denial was about to spill out, he quickly held up a hand to stop her.

Wait. Don’t say anything. She pressed her lips back together, and even though her gaze was wary, he continued on while he still had a bit of leverage. I want you to really think about your answer this time, instead of automatically turning me down, because one more rejection might just crush me.

About the Author

carly and erika

Carly Phillips:

 

Carly Phillips is the N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of over 50 sexy contemporary romance novels featuring hot men, strong women and the emotionally compelling stories her readers have come to expect and love. Carly’s career spans over a decade and a half with various New York publishing houses, and she is now an Indie author who runs her own business and loves every exciting minute of her publishing journey. Carly is happily married to her college sweetheart, the mother of two nearly adult daughters and three crazy dogs (two wheaten terriers and one mutant Havanese) who star on her Facebook Fan Page and website. Carly loves social media and is always around to interact with her readers. You can find out more about Carly at www.carlyphillips.com.

Website: www.carlyphillips.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/carlyphillips
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CarlyPhillipsFanPage
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/10000.Carly_Phillips
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Carly-Phillips/e/B001I9W0MS

Erika Wilde:

Erika Wilde (aka Janelle Denison) is the USA Today bestselling author of over 50 contemporary romances for multiple print publishers.

So, why the new pen name?

As Janelle Denison I’ve always written sexy books, but lately my writing has taken on more erotic elements that I wanted to keep separate for readers because not everyone likes their reading material on the spicier, kinkier side of romance. However, please be assured that even as Erika Wilde, you will still get an emotionally layered story with characters you’ll care about and fall in love with. That is always my goal, whether I’m writing straight contemporary romances, or more erotically charged stories.

Currently, I’m working on The Marriage Diaries and making sure that Dean and Jillian enjoy exploring the more erotic side to their marriage. The series will be on-going, with no foreseeable ending as of right now, for as long as readers want to be voyeurs to Dean and Jillian’s sizzling new relationship.

I’m also planning a spin-off series in the future, featuring the hot military men that work security for Dean at Noble and Associates.

Website: http://www.erikawilde.com
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5357264.Erika_Wilde
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/erikawildeauthorfanpage
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/erikawilde1

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