Built to Last by Kate McBrien @KateMcBrien1 @givemebookspr



Title: Built to Last
Series: Hidden Hearts #1
Author: Kate McBrien
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 7, 2019


A one-week road trip.
relationship-phobic adults.
What could go wrong?
Max Carmichael
finally has a shot to work with a legendary music producer and be something
more than a band manager. But first, he has to demonstrate his skill by taking
a road trip to scout new acts. The new job will give him the money he needs to
help his parents with their struggling London pub and his little sister, who
needs rehab. And if he has to spend one week with a free-spirited American
woman who drives him crazy, he’ll do it. Even if she is a seductive redhead.
Max doesn’t do redheads. Ever.
Althea Grayson has
been living on Santorini for years. She’s a trained chef who aspires to open a
restaurant that serves amazing food to everyone, not just the people who can
afford it. The only thing standing in her way is money. A paid road
trip as a traveling companion is a means to an end; it will pay her way back to
San Francisco to claim her trust fund and put her on a path to seeing her dream
come true. And If she has to spend a week with a grumpy Englishman who drives
her nuts, she’ll do it. Even if he is a sexy beast. 



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Max was
like a fish out of water with this woman. He was intrigued by her, but they
would only be together for a short time on this trip. Once they got to San
Francisco, they would go their separate ways.
Althea said in her raspy voice. “You can kiss me if you want to.”
It was dark
in the back seat of the car, the only light coming from storefronts or passing
cars as they headed back to downtown Seattle.
“It’s okay,
Max. I want you to kiss me.”
Max was
always in charge and controlled any sexual situation. If he wanted to have sex,
he’d choose the woman and make his move. Once she consented, they fucked. It
was never romantic; it was merely a physical need fulfilled.
Whether she
realized it or not—and she probably did—Althea was taking control.
Althea held
his gaze with kind attention, like she was granting him the time to decide.
Unlike the women he hooked up with, Althea wore little, if any, makeup. Her
lips had only a trace of lipstick, and that meant she didn’t wear the typical
mask of female seduction. There was no artifice; she was natural and open to
With a soft
sigh, Althea cradled his face with her hands, her thumb gently rubbing his
stubble. All the while, her eyes searched his, seeking permission. Althea
murmured, “I’ve wanted to do this all night.” She gave him a gentle kiss, her
lips soft and warm. It wasn’t the brutal kiss he had given her on Santorini.
This kiss was teasing, a promise of secrets to be discovered; and it scared the
living shit out of him.
“Are you
okay?” she whispered. “If you don’t want to, that’s all right.”
Max traced
a finger down her cheek. Could he do this? “Um. Thanks,” Max muttered,
carefully taking her hands away. He turned his head, keeping his attention on
the city outside the window, and away from the beautiful redhead sitting next
to him.
Max opened
the door as soon as the car pulled up in front of the hotel.
“Wait a
second,” Althea said, reaching for him.
Max didn’t
hesitate. He bolted out the door and made his way to the lift as quickly as
possible. When the doors closed, Max took a deep breath and closed his eyes. He
wanted Althea, but he also needed some distance. And now, he was a total
arsehole. How was he going to get through the rest of their trip? 
Author Bio

Kate McBrien writes sexy and witty contemporary romance. She has an MA in art
history and has taught art history at a local college. For many years, Kate has
worked as a dental hygienist, courageously offering encouragement to her
non-flossing patients.

She has always enjoyed writing but became more serious after being encouraged
by a friend to participate in National Novel Writing Month. She began writing
historical fiction but soon realized that the romance was taking over the

Kate is a San Francisco Bay Area native who lives near the beach with her
husband and Lola, their spoiled Labrador Retriever. When not writing, she
enjoys cooking, music, movies, reading, and fangirling over Jamie Dornan.

To learn
more about Kate, go to

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Single (Stockton Beavers #1) by Collette West @Collette_West @GCReading


Single by Collette West
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance

Underdog Luke “Single” Singleton is yearning to make a comeback. After getting hit in the neck with a pitch—an injury that nearly cost him his life—he has one last chance to play for his hometown team, the Stockton Beavers. But his mom has Alzheimer’s, and he’s all she has to depend on. How can he pursue his career, much less someone special?

Personal care aide Roberta Bennett is done dating baseball players. Having had her share of heartbreak, she heads to Stockton hoping for a fresh start. But after she finds Luke’s mom outside, lost, and alone, she can’t refuse when he hires her on the spot. Unbeknownst to Luke, Roberta is all too familiar with the violent tendencies of the pitcher who hit him.

Now that they’re living under the same roof, the last thing either of them is looking for is a relationship. But it’s not long before they find themselves drawn to each other. And right when Luke is thinking about finally making a change to his single status, a secret from Roberta’s past emerges with the power to tear them apart.

 About the Author


Collette West grew up as somewhat of a jock-nerd hybrid. Entering the world three weeks premature, her dad nearly missed her birth because he had seats behind the dugout for a sold-out, highly-anticipated match-up between two of baseball’s biggest rivals. Not to be outdone, her book-loving mom taught her how to read by the time she was three. A love of the game coupled with an appreciation for the written word were instilled in Collette’s impressionable brain from a young age. No wonder her characters believe in the philosophy: sports + romance = a little slice of heaven.
Splitting her time between the Pocono Mountains and Manhattan, Collette indulges her inner fangirl by going to as many games as she can from hockey to baseball and downloading every sports romance novel in existence onto her iPad. When she’s not clicking away on her laptop, she enjoys walking her dog in Central Park, satisfying her caffeine craving at the Starbucks on Broadway and keeping an eye out for Mr. Right. But above all, she loves dishing with her readers. Email her at collette_west@yahoo.com.
She is the author of NIGHT GAMES, GAME CHANGER and GAME ON.

But I’m not about to let her blow me off so easily, not when we were finally starting to enjoy ourselves. This time, I pull on the corner of her scarf and end up drawing it down over her shoulder, spinning her around. I have her off-balance, trying to find her footing, when she falls into my arms.
Her eyes never stray from mine when her hand comes to rest on my neck at the exact spot where I got hit. I swallow hard, never believing anything in the world could feel as good as this. If given the choice, I’d go through all the pain and rehab all over again just to have her do what she’s doing to me now. She glides her fingers along my jaw and across my goatee before lightly skimming them over my lips, making me shudder with pleasure. I lean in, and she lowers her hand, her eyes burning into me. Intent on capturing her lips with mine, I’m close enough to feel her warm breath on my face when suddenly she pushes me away from her, taking a step back.
Holding a hand to her forehead, she’s unable to look at me. “Sorry… I tripped and—”
“Roberta,” I gasp, struggling to catch my breath. “It’s okay. I—”
Yet all she says is, “C’mon,” before turning and leaving the alcove.
I run a hand across my face, trying to make sense of what just happened. I almost kissed her
And for a split second, I could’ve sworn by the fire in her eyes that she’d really wanted me to. God, could she
possibly have feelings for me?
No… That’s just crazy. She probably didn’t want to hurt my feelings, and to save me the embarrassment, she graciously backed away before anything could happen. Yeah, that sounds more like it. Now we can just pretend like she tripped and I caught her and go on our merry way. My fingers stray to my neck, right where hers were. Because that’s what she wants, right?




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Permanence by Krystal White @AuthorKrystal @SNS_BAH

by Krystal White
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Contemporary Romance
Alessandra Powell wakes up at the hospital only to realize she has
suffered an incredible loss due to the devasting effects of the poison she
ingested during the New Year’s party at Camp David. Will Alessandra be able to
go back to the vibrant woman she was or will this loss change her forever? Find
out in this final installment of the series.


Author Bio
My name
is Krystal and I love reading and writing! I doubt I could be without my kindle
as I take it everywhere with me as every moment I can spear I spend it reading.
I have
always thought of myself as quite inventive and I figured it was time to put my
creativity and imagination to work! That’s when I decided to buy a smaller
laptop that I could easily carry with me and furiously write whenever possible!
how on January 2015 I began writing and publishing my novellas. I love it and I
hope you enjoy reading my stories almost as much as I enjoyed writing them!
If you don’t know where to start I’d suggest you pick up
Unforeseen, Fortuitous and Alpha Queen, which are all free.
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