Time for a wrap up of my author friend’s new releases for June 2022
It feel like I just did the monthly wrap up but here we go again. Here are some of the books my author friends have released this past month. They’re in varying genres and some are sweet and some have heat, so be sure to check those details for yourself.
Hitched to the Rockstar: A rockstar secret marriage romance
Urgently needed! A fast marriage and a reputation overhaul for three gorgeous bachelors out to impress. Happily-ever-afters unintentionally included.
A Vegas pre-wedding celebration with my sister, who I lovingly refer to as Bridezilla, was meant to be a chance for her to be the centre of attention all weekend. I chose dowdy outfits, made sure to focus all my attention on her, and even dragged along the huge wedding planning folder for us to pore over every day. If there’s an award for sister-of-the-year, it’s guaranteed to be mine.
The holy trinity of one too many critiques of my permanently single status, her need to prove to me that I’m not very lovable, and the arrival of a sexy saviour at the bar one night lead to an unexpected wedding and a promise to spend two weeks in Action Valley, far from Bridezilla and her constant demands.
Action Valley is possibly the most laid back place on earth but it turns out I’ve married the most uptight rockstar on the planet, with a point to prove to his dad. How will he react when he finds out what I do for a living? Because I know his dad won’t approve, and I’d really like to keep my rockstar.
Another number one smash hit album release. Another Vegas celebration. What can I say? The band and I are creatures of habit. We party in Sin City regularly, always blasting in and leaving the same way. No commitments. No ties. Not ever.
Except that this year I’ve arrived in Vegas with an ulterior motive. I need to find me a bride to take home to my parents for two weeks of getting-in-their-good-books, and where else do you woo a woman on short notice? Mom only turns seventy once, and my dad will kick my ass if I don’t make it special for her. I’ve never had his approval before, so I’m not sure why I think I can win it now, but what’s more special than a new sensible bride and the inference that grandchildren could finally be on the way?
Too bad my new dowdy bride turns out to be a fun-loving, banter-filled vixen, instead of the plain Jane I thought would impress my dad with her sweetness.
Now I’ve got two goals. Get dad off my back, and get the delectable Tori into my bed.
Getting hitched at first sight has never been so enticing.
Hot in the City by Cassandra O’Leary
Hot In The City is a collection of short romantic comedy stories and novellas from award-winning author, Cassandra O’Leary. Perfect for reading on your lunch break, on the go or anytime really!
Never before published in one book, this collection includes:– Chocolate Truffle Kiss: A Romantic Comedy Novelette – An older woman meets a younger man in a story full of pining. A lonely writer, a hot rockstar barista, a cafe setting with stolen moments, poetry and chocolate. . .
– Tree Love: A Romantic Short Story – A short story with a sweet second chance romance, an urban lumberjack and emails to trees!
– Girl Under The Christmas Tree: A Steamy Holiday Romance Novella – A prequel to the novel Girl on a Plane, featuring Yuki, a hotel staffer looking for adventure, and Declan, an Irish IT CEO with a broken heart. They come together right before Christmas for just one night. . .
– Friday I’m In Love: A Short and Sweet Story– A brand new story set in a pyjama company in the middle of the city. Featuring a Japanese-Australian beefcake, a wacky computer nerd, workplace romance, spying and wardrobe malfunctions.
. . . and a new novelette. . . Girl On A Babymoon! Sinead and Gabriel from Girl on a Plane return, five years later. It’s their anniversary, and Sinead has a big surprise for Gabriel. A romantic getaway and steamy role-playing feature in this laugh-out-loud story of a marriage in trouble, or maybe, a marriage that will be stronger than ever!
Each story is set in the author’s home city of Melbourne, Australia, with a cameo or two from other fabulous destinations around the world. Whether the setting in a central city cafe with a smoking hot barista, or a Santa-packed hotel in the lead-up to Christmas, these stories will introduce you to a world of steamy kisses, swoony couples and funny love stories each with their own a happy ever after (or happy for now) ending.
Bad Match: An opposites attract forbidden sports romance (Arizona Rattlesnakes Book 2)
That sexy blonde flirting with me at the nightclub is everything I want and everything I can’t have.
My former captain’s younger sister-in -law is a trouble-making spit fire with a heart of gold. But as everyone in the Arizona Rattlesnakes knows – she’s part of the family and you don’t mess with family. That’s just one of the rules.
Unlike me, Sasha Wilcox thinks rules are made to be broken. She cares about school and getting my attention, and she’s doing an excellent job of that. I can’t seem to stay away from her and she can’t seem to stay away from trouble. Which means neither can I.
As the only Australian player in the NHL, I have a lot at stake. My family back home is relying on me and so is my hockey family. If I give into temptation with Sasha, then we’re both going to be in a world of trouble…but only if anyone finds out.
The two of us are a bad match, no doubt about it. Yet being with her feels so good. We’re skating on thin ice and I have no idea how we can get through the mess we’ve created and be together.
Bad Match is the second book in the new Arizona Rattlesnakes series, a spinoff from Pippa Green’s successful Minnesota Raiders series (You’ll see some of your old favorites reappear). It can be enjoyed as a standalone novel.