Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Release Blitz- Then Came You by Violet Duke

Warm your hearts this winter with three USA Today bestselling romances! Meet a sweet & sexy single dad falling for the one woman who drives him crazy, a fiercely independent working mom taking a chance at love with the last man she expects, and a rough, hot cop accidentally finding his soulmate when he's not looking. *PLUS* get a bonus bestie book from Violet's friends, the sister writing duo Melanie Shawn. This 4-in-1 box set is only available until the new year so get your copy today!
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My Review

This review will be an overview of the series and bundle together.

Each of the books in this bundle were great and perfect for a cosy winters day by the fire.

Each book is heartfelt and emotional. The characters in each book were great and they were easy to connect and relate to. All of the main characters had great chemistry in the books. I also found certain parts in the book to be emotional. Each story was well written and had a good pace. I was a little cautious knowing each one came from a different series but this didn't matter I easily read them as a standalone. I was hooked into each story and there were plenty of twists thrown in as well. These were the first books I have read by Violet Duke and I will be checking out her other books.

Overall a great bundle of book perfect to read over the christmas break.

* I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review 
FINDING THE RIGHT GIRL — Can't Resist Series — A USA TODAY Bestseller —
Having loved and lost twice in his life, Brian Sullivan decides a casual, no-hearts-broken fling might be just what he needs. Unfortunately, being the nice guy poster boy and all, he isn't exactly versed in the fine art of flings. So he looks to the outrageously 'unique,' provokingly button-pushing Tessa Daniels for a crash course. There's absolutely no way he's falling in love with this one...right? Tessa has no idea what she was thinking telling Brian that she was some sort of fling expert. She's never been flung before and she sure as heck doesn't know where or how to begin flinging a guy like Brian. Not only does the man have her being more herself than she's ever been in her life, but he's the only person she knows who seems to have as many demons and skeletons in the closet as she does. What's more, he's got her thinking of the one thing she stopped letting herself even hope for years ago...a happily ever after. LOVE, DIAMONDS, AND SPADES — Cactus Creek Series — A USA TODAY Bestseller — Fiercely independent single mom Quinn Christiansen has good reason not to trust men, seeing as how her ex gambled away their savings and left her to care for their ailing newborn on her own. So color her pissed when the universe goes and decides to make the one man in Cactus Creek not afraid of her ball-busting charm another gambling musician. A ridiculously handsome, gruffly sweet, charmingly pushy one at that. Rylan Grey isn't used to getting a woman so worked up...well, not in a bad way, at least. But somehow, his mere existence seems to annoy the guarded and gorgeous Quinn to no end. Sure, he's made some gambles to get to where he's at, but they were all of the life variety, with risks as important as the rewards—and not a single dollar in play. While Rylan never wagers anything he's not willing to lose—namely his heart—he's more than ready to ante up once he sees past Quinn's icy defenses. She could just be his riskiest gamble yet. BEFORE THAT NIGHT — Unfinished Love Series — A USA TODAY Bestseller — Before that night, Addison Milan had been just a college dropout secretly raising her two young siblings in a beat-up minivan. Before that night, Caine Spencer had been just a hardened cop sent to check out the claims of suspected child neglect involving the woman he hasn't been able to stop thinking about for months. Before that night, Addison would never have thought the man she'd been fighting hard not to fall for—her only friend in her new shadow of a life—would be in a position to rip her family apart. Before that night, Caine would never have believed any woman could make him fall head over heels, let alone make him feel so damn compelled to look the other way when it came to his job. Then that one perfect night changed everything. SNOW DAYS from Melanie Shawn — a *BONUS* Hope Falls novel — She wanted to feel pleasure... After twenty-nine years and countless dates, high school English teacher Amy Maguire realizes she hasn't once felt that spark, that chemistry over a man. That is, until the sexy new History teacher walks into her classroom... He wanted to forget pain... Matt Kellan knows he'll never love again. After tragically losing his wife five years ago, Matt Kellan has been in a holding pattern. Every woman he meets wants to fill a void that he knows will never be filled. Until he meets Amy.
About the Author:
NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY bestselling author Violet Duke is a former English Ed professor ecstatic to now be on the other side of the page writing emotion-rich stories with fun, everyday characters and sweet, sexy match-ups. Since her acclaimed debut series in 2013, over a million readers have put Violet's “laugh & cry” contemporary romances on the USA Today bestseller list sixteen times, the NYT bestseller list three times, and the Top 10 charts across the major eretailers both in the U.S. and internationally.
When she doesn't have her nose in a book, Violet enjoys the live-out-loud-in-your-PJs sorta lifestyle she loves writing about, which involves lots of: 1) excuses to use her power tools, 2) doing stuff without checking the directions, and 3) impossible-to-be-duplicated 'special edition' dishes that laugh in the face of recipes. Born and raised in Hawai'i, Violet continues to live the no-shoes island way with her kids (daughter Violet & son Duke) and husband (aka their ringleader...and her most devoted fan).
Connect with Violet
Website: http://www.violetduke.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VioletDukeBooks/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/VioletDukeBooks Amazon: http://amzn.to/2i0FpNC Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7020583.Violet_Duke

Monday, 19 December 2016

Release Blitz- Dirty Players by Tia Louise

**GRAB THE DIRTY PLAYERS by Tia Louise LIMITED TIME BOXED SET!!!!** Get BOTH books in one exclusive set, available ONE MONTH ONLY!!!! The ebook set will disappear on Jan. 20—don't miss this!!
"Absolutely captivating! This series has EVERYTHING!" -Aleatha Romig, NYT bestselling author
“Truly an unputdownable roller coaster ride of a read that grabbed me so much I wasn’t able to do anything…” –Ana’s Attic Book Blog
"Two sexy princes and a fierce set of sisters—I was hooked from the very first page!" -J.L. Berg, USA Today bestselling author
FIVE STARS: An incredible thrill ride” –Shayna Renee’s Spicy Reads
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Let the games begin... Runaway Zelda Wilder will do whatever it takes to secure a better life for her and her sister Ava. Crown Prince Rowan Westringham Tate will do whatever it takes to preserve his small country. MacCallum Lockwood Tate will do whatever it takes to steal Zelda’s heart… When Zelda is hired to run a con on the brooding future king, she falls instead for his sexy younger brother, “playboy prince” Cal. Cal is determined to hold his beautiful player, but it’s too late. Zelda is in over her head with some very dangerous men. Shots are fired and time is running out for the prince to save his player…
From the Mediterranean to the Caribbean, the game continues... Zelda Wilder is on the run from the ruthless assassins who've decided she knows too much to live. Reformed playboy prince MacCallum Lockwood Tate isn't about to let the sexy player who stole his heart get away—if only he could decide whether he wants to save her or spank her for her dangerous choices. All of the players’ skills are tested in this plot to capture a killer and save a princess. Cinderella meets Ocean's Eleven in this CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE DUET, featuring secrets, lies, royal high jinks, scams and double-crosses; breathless, swooning lust, cocky princes, dominant alpha future-kings, and crafty courtiers, who are not always what they seem. dpd_teaser2
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THE PRINCE & THE PLAYER By Tia Louise © TLM Productions LLC, 2016 Zelda Wilder We’ve been walking since we got our drinks, and now we’re at the back entrance to the casino. He leads me out the ornate doors onto a long terrace overlooking the sea. The moon is just rising, touching the water with silvery tips. It’s gorgeous. “You hate every movie,” he says. “I do not. I just have a low tolerance for crap.” Cal sits on the stone railing in front of me, and his warm hands cover the exposed skin on my hips as he pulls me close to his body. “Where did you acquire such a refined taste in film?” He leans forward to kiss the side of my neck, and that little fish in my middle is flipping all over the place. “Cal…” Setting my drink down, I push against his shoulders. He only tightens his hold. “I’m not letting you go, so stop struggling. Now answer my question.” My entire body is on fire. “My parents loved classic films. It’s where Ava…” Shit! “I mean, um… It’s why Ava and I became friends.” “You have parents in common?” Another burning kiss. “Our parents were a lot alike.” “Interesting,” he murmurs, moving higher into my hair. My knees go liquid, and I almost collapse. “You smell delicious.” His kisses travel to my jaw. Somehow I manage to bend my elbows and push myself out of his arms. “Seriously, Cal, we’re not doing this.” “Why the devil not? We did a damn good job of it last night.” “I’d had too much champagne last night.” His hazel eyes flash. “I’m calling bullshit on that, Miss Benedict, you were not drunk last night.” I start to walk away, but he’s right behind me, catching my arm. “Wait. I’m sorry. Don’t go. Let’s talk some more.” It’s a mistake. I know it with every fiber of my being, but I don’t leave. “It’s really beautiful here. I love the water.” “We can walk down to the shore and look for ghost crabs,” he says, sliding my hair off my cheek with his finger. “If you twist your ankle, I’ll carry you this time.” “Cal—” My argument is lost in his mouth covering mine. He kisses me the way he always does, passionate and consuming. Our lips part, his tongue finds mine, and my core floods with heat. Warm hands slide over my bare back, dipping lower, into the back of my dress. I push my fingers into his hair and pull him closer to me. Oh, god, I should stop this, but I want it so much. “I love this dress,” he murmurs against my cheek, and pleasure snakes up my thighs along with his fingers. He’s lifting my skirt, making his way to the center. I hold my breath, waiting for him to discover… “Fuck me,” he hisses, and our eyes lock. That naughty grin splits his cheeks. “Somebody forgot her panties tonight.” Laughter explodes from my lips, and I drop my forehead against his shoulder. “Oh my god,” I groan as his finger slides over my clit, making me jump. “Oh, god, Cal.” I’m not arguing anymore, I’m begging. “You don’t have to beg, beautiful, I’ll make you come.” Husky words, lost in our mouths as he kisses me again, deeper, taking what he wants. It’s what we both want. About the Author: The "Queen of Hot Romance," Tia Louise is the Award-Winning, International Bestselling author of the ONE TO HOLD series. From "Readers' Choice" nominations, to picking up USA Today "Happily Ever After" nods, to winning "Favorite Erotica Author" (2015) and the "Lady Boner Award" (2014) (LOL!), nothing makes her happier than communicating with fans and weaving new tales into the Alexander-Knight world of stories. A former journalist, Louise lives in the center of the USA with her lovely family and one grumpy cat. There, she dreams up stories she hopes are engaging, hot, and sexy, and that cause readers rethink common public locations... Connect with Tia! Website: www.authortialouise.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/AuthorTLouise Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorTiaLouise/ Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7213961.Tia_Louise Amazon: http://amzn.to/2gcBA6k

Release Blitz- Swing by Adriana Locke

Title: Swing
Series: Landry Family #2
Author: Adriana Locke
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: December 19, 2016


Screw him and his perfect stats.
Sinful smirk.
Delicious body.
Lincoln Landry probably even has game-winning stamina.

I’d like to screw her and her perfect ass.
Dangerous curves.
Sweet smile.
Danielle Ashley probably even has a game-changing personality.

There’s no denying the chemistry between them. It’s so fiery, it’s undeniable. They partake in it. Enjoy it.
They really enjoy it.
Attraction is not a problem. Nor is their banter, relationship status, or habits. That’s all fine. Perfect, actually.
The problem is as tangled up as their sheets.

A STANDALONE romantic comedy from USA Today Bestselling author Adriana Locke.

My Review 

This was another great read from Adriana Locke who has fast become a go to author for me to read. 

I was looking forward to this one after meeting Lincoln in book1. This is his and Danielle's story. This was a great read which I really enjoyed. Lincoln and Danielle did have great chemistry. Both characters had issues and a past to over come. I didn't warm to Danielle, I know she had issues but I just found her a little false at times, I did eventually grow to like her character. 

This is a heart warming, sweet read with a great alpha male character. It was also good to catch up with the rest of the family as well. I laughed when reading this and it was swoon worthy at times. It's a standalone read but why wouldn't you read the rest of the series. I can't wait for the next book. 

* I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review 

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The bell chimes as the front door closes behind me. I’m to my car in record speed. I need space. I need air. I need to think. When my phone buzzes right before I pull out of the parking lot, I know it’s Pepper and she’s not going to quit until I give her something to occupy her mind.

“Fine!” I nearly shout into the phone. “His cock is about ten inches, if I’m guessing, and he fucked me in about every position I could explain. My favorite, though, was the corkscrew. Not sure what that is? Google it.”

My finger goes to swipe off the call when I see the name on the screen and drop the phone. “Shit!” I cry, digging through the items on my passenger’s side floorboard until I find the glowing device.

My heart is pounding as I try to decide whether to end the call or talk to Lincoln. Mortified, I bring it to my ear and squeeze my eyes shut. He’s silent.

Maybe he didn’t hear. Please, God, don’t let him have heard that.

“Hello?” I eke out.

“I’d say ten inches is fair and I’ve made a note about the corkscrew. Glad I called,” he chuckles.

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USA Today Bestselling author Adriana Locke lives and breathes books. After years of slightly obsessive relationships with the flawed bad boys created by other authors, Adriana has created her own.

She resides in the Midwest with her husband, sons, and two dogs. She spends a large amount of time playing with her kids, drinking coffee, and cooking. You can find her outside if the weather's nice and there's always a piece of candy in her pocket.

For sneak peeks, giveaways, and more, please join Adriana's Facebook Group, Books by Adriana Locke, or her Goodreads group, All Locked Up.

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Cover Reveal- Playing the Game by Karen Frances

Title: Playing the Game
Series: A Beautiful Game #1
Author: Karen Frances
Genre: Romance
Cover Design: Kari March 
Release Date: January 16, 2017


International football star Fletcher Adams always has an eye on the ladies and, more often than not, one on each arm. The sexy football pin-up knows he needs to make changes in his life, but changes don’t come easily. It’s time to head home to Scotland, away from everything that distracts him, and concentrate on Playing the Game.

Jessica Taylor, a young ambitious business woman, has her whole life mapped out. With her own home, a boyfriend, and a baby on the way, her life is moving along according to plan. When the unimaginable happens, her world crashes down and the happy life she had is plunged into darkness.

A meeting of chance brings together two very different people from different worlds. Both are trying to move forward from pasts that haunt them. While Jessica is trying to pick up the pieces of her shattered life, Fletcher is trying to prove he’s calmed his wild ways and is ready to be the man to help piece her heart back together. Will Fletcher Adams be the right man to save her, or will she be the one to save him?



“Can you please stop fussing?” I ask calmly, although I’m silently counting one-to-ten under my breath as my mum tries to help me stand up. But she doesn’t stop fussing. She hasn’t listened to anything I’ve said to her this last week. I don’t know how much more of this I can cope with. It’s only going to get worse when I leave the hospital and go home with her. At least here she’s had to go home at night, and I’ve gotten a bit of peace and quiet. My mum means well, but this is too much, even for me.

“Oh, for FUCK’S sake! Leave it!”

Her expression changes; her soft features sadden at my words. Shit! Now I’ve only gone and upset her.

“There’s no need for you to be cursing. I know you’ve been through a lot, but there’s no need to take it out on me.” She turns her head away from me, not wanting me to see the hurt in her eyes.

“Sorry,” I say weakly. None of this situation is my mum’s fault; I shouldn’t take it out on her. But I can’t seem to help it. What’s the saying? ‘You hurt the ones you love the most.’ In my case, it’s certainly true. When I’ve not been sitting, staring blankly into space, ignoring everyone, I’ve been damn right rude. Under any other circumstances even I would have to admit to being a right bitch.

“Sweetheart, it’s fine. I just want to help you.” She takes my arm, and I let her this time. There’s not a single part of my body that’s not sore.

Author Bio

Karen Frances currently lives just outside Glasgow, Scotland, with her husband, five children and two dogs, although she does dream of living somewhere warm and sunny. Her days are spent helping her husband run their busy family business. She spends some of her free time trying to keep fit and prepare healthy meals for her family, when their busy schedules allow them to sit down at meal times together. The rest of her free time she uses to plot and write and occasionally read.

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Sunday, 18 December 2016

The West Midlands Book Signing and 1940's Ball

The West Midlands Book Signing & 1940's Ball! February 4th 2017!
Don't miss out on The West Midlands Book Signing on 4th February 2017! The following authors will be there signing books, giving out swag, raffle prizes and other cool stuff! Afterwards there's a 1940's ball, complete with a singer!


Sat 4 February 2017
10:30 – 23:30 GMT


Casey's, Cordingley Hall, Telford, TF2 8JS, United Kingdom
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The West Midlands Book Signing Pin-Up Calendar 2017
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The Perfect Christmas Present for Any Book Lover!
Some of the authors attending The West Midlands Valentines Book Signing on February 4th 2017 in Telford, have come together to pose with their books and bare a little stocking top.
None of these women are models, neither are they particularly self-confident, but they have pushed their own body issues to the side and cracked on, all for charity.
The calendar is now available to purchase, and all proceeds made will be donated to The West Midlands Book Signing’s chosen charity.
Each and every lady who participated in the calendar is attending The West Midlands Book Signing, so grab yourself a copy and come and get each month signed. Think of it as an early Christmas present to yourself.
All your support is very much appreciated!
Thank you!
The Calendar Girls: Audrina Lane, C.A.Bell, Holly J Gill, Laura Morgan, Lindsey Jayne, Maddie Wade, Nicola C Priest, R.G.Corr, Rose English, Sophia Valentine, and TL Wainwright.
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Thursday, 15 December 2016

Release Blitz- Miss Hollywood by Marie Garner

Title: Miss Hollywood
Series: The Misses Trilogy #3
Author: Marie Garner
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 15, 2016


Clare Martin has spent the last ten years in the spotlight, becoming Hollywood’s It Girl. On the surface her life looks perfect, but in reality she’s faltering. And the last person she expects to provide any relief is her best friend’s brother, the man who’s been tying her in knots for months.

Alexander Richards has paid the price for every single mistake he’s made. He makes no excuses for what he’s done, and wants nothing more than to find some peace. But that may be impossible since he has to help the woman who’s been driving him crazy since he moved to California.

Thrown together in the middle of nowhere, there’s no way to deny the attraction that burns within them. But how can they build a future if they can’t address their own insecurities? And what happens when secrets and lies from the past threaten to pull them apart?

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He leaned down, because surely she would put a stop to this. She didn’t. Not when he’d been getting bolder and she’d been responding in kind. It started with a look, and then a couple of random touches, but they had been moving in this direction for the last couple months. They’d danced around each other, and even though he’d never touch her, it didn’t mean he couldn’t have a taste. Just one taste. Baiting. Testing. Reeling her in like he used to hook bass in South Carolina. “When are you going to get off your high horse and come mingle with this mortal?”

“Hmm…,” she puckered her lips before moving out of his grasp. “As much as I’d love to, this princess has already kissed enough toads to last her two lifetimes. Besides, you’re all about the chase and I’m not interested in the game.” His mouth watered at the thought of actually giving chase with Clare as his prize. He knew a little of the toads she was referring to, but he was nothing like Jason. He may have done time, yes, but he wasn’t an asshole. One bad decision at the end of a string of bad decisions he vowed never to make again.

“You know, we aren’t all like that douchebag. Most guys actually respect women. And when are you going to give me a chance? You’ve been hinting at it for months.” Her lips quirked at the mention of Jason being a douchebag but she moved closer when he mentioned their flirtation. He hooked his fingers into her belt loops, pulling her closer and rubbing his nose against hers. She closed her eyes, inhaling deeply, before shaking her head and took a step back.

She ran her finger down his chest. “I’m not painting men with broad strokes. This is about me. Some girls can’t risk it all for a guy. And we aren’t doing this. Much as you or I may want to.”

“Who said you needed to risk anything? No risk in a little fun.”

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Author Bio

Marie Garner is a North Carolina girl who grew up in piedmont and attended college in the mountains of Cullowhee, NC. She graduated with a degree in Social Studies education, and spent several years spreading her love of history and political science to young minds.

Her nose was stuck in a book since she was little, and she spent years writing down all the crazy ideas floating in her head. She has published the first two books in her trilogy, The Misses Trilogy, with Miss Hollywood slated for release in Fall 2016. Her writing explores the complexities of relationships, something she’s all too familiar with as part of a large, crazy family.

When she’s not locked in her writing cave she can be found cheering on the Washington Redskins or watching The Walking Dead, and thinks there’s nothing sweeter than a cold Diet Coke.

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Release Blitz- Kinky Resolutions and Other New Years Disaster by Frankie Love

Title: Kinky Resolutions
and Other New Year's Disasters
Author: Frankie Love
Genre: Romantic Comedy/Adult Contemporary
Release Date: December 15, 2016


The thing is, I’m the play-it-safe girl next door and my neighbor is Cooper Bentley, catcher for the Yankees and all-around alpha-hole … or so I thought.

When he comes over to fix my leaky sink—not a euphemism, unfortunately—he finds my list of New Year’s Resolutions.

And also my Google search history.

Deep down I want to try something new. I’m not a virgin, but the sex I’ve had is vanilla.

Now Cooper knows my naughty side … and he makes me a new list.

My Kinky Resolutions.

Suddenly ball gags, threesomes, and fetishes are all I can think about.

When Cooper offers to be my sex guru there’s no turning back.

This new year is going to start with a bang. Literally.

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It’s probably good I can’t see his face ... I’m already a complete ball of nervous energy, have been all week. With my eyes covered, it’s easier to pretend this is a dream.

“And what are we doing in your apartment?” I ask, knowing I’m already here. Cooper’s place smells different, cedar and coffee to my rosemary and basil. His place is a lower temperature, and the floors are all hardwood here.

“We are going to start your list, Gracie.” His hands are on my face, cupping my cheeks, his mouth so close to mine. I feel his words as they brush against my lips and I inhale sharply realizing this is it.

Cooper is going to kiss me.

The list is real. NYE wasn’t a dream. And he is in control.

“Do you still want to do this?” he asks. His hands move from my cheeks to the base of my neck, and he somehow manages to lift my chin as I sink into his hold.

“What do you think?” I say breathless and hot. Realizing I want this so badly. In ways I have never expressed to anyone because how exactly do you tell someone you are horny as hell without looking a little bit crazy?

But I am.

“I think you’ve been waiting for me to show up for two weeks straight. I think you’ve been staring at the little list of yours, fantasizing about what we would do first.”

“And did you decide?” I ask, swallowing, my chest pounding and my heart whole.

“Yes. I thought long and hard, Gracie.”

“How hard?” I tease, the corners of my mouth upturned and I squeeze my eyes shut tight, even though they are covered because it is insane to think that I am here making sexual innuendos with the Cooper Bentley.

“So very hard.” He presses his body against mine and I feel exactly how hard he is.


Author Bio

Frankie Love writes sexy stories about bad boys and mountain men.

❤Get ready to fall in love ... you deserve it!❤

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Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Release Blitz- A Harmless Plan by Meli Raine

Title: A Harmless Little Plan
Series: Harmless #3
Author: Meli Raine
Genre: Political Thriller/Romantic Suspense  
 Release Date: December 13, 2016


Turns out there was a second video from that awful night four years ago. Mine wasn’t the only tape.

Too bad mine wasn’t the worst.

Drew can’t protect me no matter how hard he tries, but the roles are flipped now. I have to help him, but I’m not wired that way. Not anymore. That one night changed me more than anyone knows.

More than anyone could predict.

Three men think they’re above the law. They’re right.

But I’m willing to go beneath the law to make sure they never harm anyone else. Their threats don’t scare me.

When you have nothing left to lose because someone took it all away, you create the most dangerous creature imaginable.


Game over.

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A Harmless Little Plan is the final in this political thriller/romantic suspense trilogy by USA Today bestselling author Meli Raine. This series includes:

A Harmless Little Game
A Harmless Little Ruse

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“Okay,” I concede. “You win. Why me? Why are you doing this?” It takes so much control not to cry, or whine. The slight shake in my voice is pretty damn understandable, given the circumstances. Every muscle I have, including my lungs, keeps tightening, as if making them smaller will make me less likely to be hurt.

Not possible.

John shrugs. Shrugs.

“It’s nothing personal.”

I cough, choking on a universe-sized dose of incredulity. Nothing personal? This is nothing personal? A thousand responses flood my mind but I’m not rational, so none of them come out.

“Don’t you have a game or something? I thought baseball players didn’t get days off during the season.”

He pretends his shoulder hurts, rubbing it while pursing his lips in a pretend pout. “Perfectly-timed injury,” he says, adding a smile that doesn’t meet his eyes. “I have three days with nothing to do.” He leans in, his hand stroking my jaw. I close my eyes but don’t jerk away. “I get to do you,” he whispers, his breath filled with moisture, like he’s licking my face although it’s just air.

My ribs cave in on themselves, tensing so hard I’m afraid they’ll crack, my belly clenching.

I can’t let go. Can’t relax. I start to shiver. I can’t control it. My bladder threatens to let go. Suddenly, I’m ten feet away from my body, because really, what else can my caged mind do?

I’m in hell.

People do whatever it takes not to be in hell. We have a biological drive to survive. It goes beyond the body.

Speaking of the body, I remember the microchip. A whimper comes out of my nose. Tears fill the back of my throat, hot and salty, thickening. I nearly gag but control myself, a sob trying to work its way out.

If nothing else, they’ll find my body. Drew’s chip gives me that relief.

Unless they cut my hand off.

The helicopter cuts a sharp right, angling down, and because they didn’t buckle me in, I roll into the door. John thumps against me, his hip digging into my butt. His body is tight and physically radiates heat that makes me nauseated. I can’t stand having him breathing in my hair, his hands on my ribs as the helicopter rights and he pretends to need to touch me to sit up.

Why pretend? I have no power. He can do anything he wants to me right now.

The thought makes the world go wavy, white dots filling my vision.

Oh, no.

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Meli Raine writes romantic suspense with hot bikers, intense undercover DEA agents, bad boys turned good, and Special Ops heroes — and the women who love them.

Meli rode her first motorcycle when she was five years old, but she played in the ocean long before that. She lives in New England with her family.

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