New Release + Review: Taming Him by Kennedy Fox

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 0 comments

Taming Him by Kennedy Fox
Book #1 in the Bishop Brothers Series
Release Date: January 30th 2018
Genre: Romance / Country / Contemporary

Introducing book 1 in the Bishop Brothers series! A steamy new southern romance series by USA Today Bestselling author duo, Kennedy Fox!
Alex Bishop is your typical cowboy.
Charming, sexy, and wears a panty-melting smirk.
Working on the ranch helped build his solid eight-pack and smoking body. He's every girl's wet fantasy, and he knows it too. Alex doesn't follow the rules of your typical playboy bachelor. After wining and dining his dates and giving them the best night of their lives, he always sends flowers and calls the next day—even if it's to say, let's just be friends. His mama taught him manners after all, and his Southern blood knows how to be a gentleman. Still, that isn’t enough to tame the wildest of the Bishop brothers.
River Lancaster has finally met the man of her dreams. Too bad after six months of romantic bliss, she finds out he's married. With a broken heart and blind rage, she books herself a ticket to Key West, Florida. Tired of cheaters and liars, she’s set on escaping to forget he ever existed. Who needs a man when there's an all-you-can-drink margarita bar, anyway? That's what she tells herself until she bumps into the right guy who can make all those bad memories disappear.
Even if it's only temporarily.
Two weeks on the beach is what they both need. No strings attached, no expectations, no broken hearts. Too bad the universe has other plans—one that'll change the entire course of their lives in just nine short months.

*A contemporary romance with a little southern drama.*
*Each book features a different Bishop brother and can be read as a complete standalone.* 

First of all, let me just say how excited I have been about this series releasing from the second I learned it would be happening. Not only was I excited to see a bit of a southern twist on Kennedy Fox books but I was excited about it being a spin off of the Checkmate Duet series!
Right of the bat, Kennedy Fox hooks you into this series and practically glues the book into your hands with the prologue. It immediately made you feel close to the characters, it made you flip the page and the next page until suddenly you find yourself unable to put it down and there is nothing more I love in a book than that feeling. That "I-dont-know-what-happens-next-but-I-can't-sleep-until-I-find-out" feeling.
I went into the book expecting the typical cowboys that we see in all other romance novels and I was pleasantly surprised to see that wasn't the case at all. Alex was hard working, funny, sexy and he was a gentleman with panty melting tendencies. Basically- I am pretty much in love with him. One of my favorite things about this book was seeing Alex with his family and his best friend, Dylan. There was never a dull moment with the Bishop family and Dylan was so inappropriate but their friendship was so perfect and exactly what me and my best friend are like.
The chemistry between Alex and River was off the charts from the very first time they meet. I loved seeing them interact with one another. Everything came naturally to them- the flirting, the teasing, the love that inevitably blossomed between these two characters was so sweet and beautiful and so swoon-worthy, sometimes I had to stop and ask myself just how fast I could move to Texas and find myself my very own Alex Bishop. Actually, I'm still planning on that but mainwhile, I would honestly recommend this book to all of my friends- we all need a little Bishop in our lives. *wink*wink*

Needing Him [Evan Bishop]: Kindle / iBooks
Chasing Him [John Bishop]: iBooks / Kobo / Nook
Needing Him [Jackson Bishop]: iBooks / Kobo 

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Brooke Cumberland & Lyra Parish are a duo of romance authors who teamed up under the USA Today Bestselling pseudonym, Kennedy Fox who share a love of You’ve Got Mail and The Holiday. When they aren’t bonding over romantic comedies, they like to brainstorm new book ideas. One day, they decided to collaborate and have some fun creating new characters that’ll make your lady bits tingle and your heart melt. If you enjoy romance stories with sexy, tattooed alpha males and smart, independent women, then a Kennedy Fox book is for you!

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New Release + Review + GIVEAWAY: This Is Beautiful by Kennedy Fox

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 0 comments
Title: Checkmate: This is Beautiful by Kennedy Fox
Series: Checkmate Duet Series (Logan & Kayla, #2)
Designer & Photographer: Sara Eirew
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Trope: Second-Chance Romance
Release Date: September 19, 2017
 The anticipated conclusion of the Logan and Kayla saga in the Checkmate Duet Series from duo of romance authors under the USA Today bestselling author pseudonym, Kennedy Fox!
This second-chance romance will have you gasping and cheering this two on from the first to the last page! Are you ready to play the final game?
Kayla Sinclair is a saint and real life Angel.
She wears her heart on her sleeve and inspires me to be a better person. Rescuing dogs, feeding the homeless, volunteering at the local food pantry are just a few of the ways she gives back to others, although no one has ever been there for her.
Falling for her was inevitable, losing her will destroy me.
Letting someone in didn’t come easy, but she made me want to try for the first time in years.
Her bubbling personality and kind spirit make it impossible to forget a girl like her.
But when tragedy strikes and she loses all memory that our relationship ever existed, my worst nightmare comes to life.
I’ll do anything to remind her of the love we shared. I know it’ll be an uphill battle, but I won’t walk away without a fight. Whoever said all is fair in love and war never played by my rules.
Checkmate, Angel.
*Recommend for ages 18+ due to sexual content and adult language.*
**This is book w in the Logan & Kayla Saga–a second-chance romance. Must read This is Dangerous first. However, you don’t need to read any of the other Checkmate duet series to enjoy this one, but it’s recommended as they are both introduced in the earlier books.**
This Is Beautiful was one of my 2017 most anticipated reads. I started the series a couple of months ago and I can't believe it has come to an end already. This series has put me through such a huge roller-coaster- and honestly, I never really wanted to get off. I identified with the characters and I fell in love with their charm, their sarcasm, their quirkiness and their constant inappropriateness. This Is Beautiful was a breathtaking end to a marvelous series. It keeps you on the edge of your seat wondering what's going to happen next? Will all our questions be answered? Will Logan end up adopting every dog Kayla pitches him? Will somebody one day wake me up with a box of donuts? In all seriousness, This Is Beautiful was worth the wait and knowing the series is over is extremely bittersweet. On one hand, we won't be getting anymore books from these amazing characters we have grown to love but on the other, I am so excited to see what else Kennedy Fox has up their sleeve in this upcoming year. Count me in for their next book!


Many people have asked up what’s coming after the Checkmate Duet Series.
We are planning to release A WEEK WITH A BAD BOY together under Brooke and Lyra on October 19, 2017! We can’t wait! It will be exclusively on Amazon and enrolled in Kindle Unlimited.

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Early 2018 we will start releasing the BISHOP BROTHERS Series!
It’s an interconnected stand alone series that will follow Courtney’s 4 brothers! Yes, all 4! We’re so excited about this and can’t wait to tell you more. If you would like to know the titles, please CLICK HERE! We’re still in the early planning stages but will update our “coming soon” page with more info as soon as it’s set in stone.

Brooke Cumberland and Lyra Parish are a duo of romance authors who teamed up under the USA Today Bestselling pseudonym, Kennedy Fox who share a love of You’ve Got Mail and The Holiday. When they aren’t bonding over romantic comedies, they like to brainstorm new book ideas. One day, they decided to collaborate and have some fun creating new characters that’ll make your lady bits tingle and your heart melt. If you enjoy romance stories with sexy, tattooed alpha males and smart, independent women, then a Kennedy Fox book is for you!

New Release: Cocky Chef by J. D. Hawkins

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 0 comments

Cocky Chef by JD Hawkins
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Designer: Letitia Hasser - RBA Designs
Model: Christian Hogue

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You can call me arrogant as much as you want. But when you're the best at what you do and have the hottest restaurant on the west coast, with enough Michelin stars to make Gordon Ramsay's head spin, you've earned the right to your confidence.
When I give an instruction in the kitchen, it's not a suggestion--it's an order. So when a new chef thinks she can do things her way, and dares to say so to my face, even her sharp wit and gorgeous pouty lips don't make it okay. 
But I have to admit, she's got talent. She's creative in the kitchen and not even that double-breasted chef jacket can hide her perfect body. As I get to know her, I can't help wanting to know everything she thinks. I've never met a more talented chef. And I've never met a sassier and sexier woman in my life.
There's only one way this push and pull can end.
With her in my bed, begging for more.

Cocky Chef was my first book from J. D. Hawkins and I think it's safe to say I will definitely be adding the rest of his books to my TBR! I love books that involve food but sometimes they won't really talk about the food much regardless of the fact the character is a cook- I'm so happy that was NOT the case with Cocky Chef. Both characters talked about their food in details so vivid I could almost picture the plate in front of me and I could feel their passion for cooking coming right off the pages. Cole and Willow's chemistry was off the charts from the second they met, not to mention the fact that Willow was a pretty ballsy chick and it was practically impossible not to love her. This was a quick, GREAT read. Can't wait to see what else this author has to come!

P. S: shall we talk about the holy goodness that is this cover? I, amirite?

She lets out a sigh of relief, but my cock hears something different in her gasping exhale. I bring my thumb slowly to a speck at the side of her mouth, fingers resting on the round perfection of her jawline. She stills under my touch and catches my gaze, time slowing with the deliberateness of my movements. 

I brush the speck, but don’t pull away. Instead, I bring my thumb back across those ever-pouted lips, tracing their dip and fullness, letting her feel the texture of hands rough and scarred from a lifetime in kitchens, our eyes locked together in a moment of anticipation, emotions raging like an angry sea against the dam of the distance between us.

Her lips part slightly, I feel her shortening breath on my hand, and I push my thumb between those juicy, perfect lips, fingers pressing against the base of her ear. Her gentle gasp breaks the silence, before she closes those soft lips around my thumb, the sight of them pressing against my skin making my cock full against my pants. Her teeth gently squeezing my nail, tongue flickering as I push the finger inside the hot wetness of her mouth.

My other hand already on her waist, I pull her toward me, press her lithe body up against mine. Those magnificent hips swaying and rubbing against mine, her weight shifting onto me, breasts heaving, nipples so hard now I can feel them through that sweater dress.

“You’re fucking incredible,” I growl. Prelude to pulling her toward me, my finger in her mouth still, angling her head so I can taste the tenderness of her neck, run my sensitive tastebuds down the taut muscles, follow the path that leads me to the front of her chest. Quiet moans getting louder as I run my tongue down the softness of her cleavage, her dress my enemy now as I pull it down and bury my teeth in her breasts.

“Oh God…” she moans. “Cole…”

JD Hawkins writes erotic romance with modern-classic alpha males and strong, independant women. He currently lives with his wife in Los Angeles, CA. He loves to travel and has lived in many places, including New York City, India and Thailand. When he isn't writing, JD enjoys surfing, training in Mixed Martial Arts, reading and taking naps. He's always loved making up stories, especially ones inspired by real life.

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