Wilder by Rebecca Yarros – Release Day and Review

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WILDER

by Rebecca Yarros
The Renegades #1
Publication Date: September 19, 2016
Genres: Adult, Entangled: Embrace, New Adult, Romance

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Synopsis: He’s Paxton Wilder.Twenty-two-year-old, tattooed, smoking-hot leader of the Renegades.

Five time X Games medalist.

The world is his playground—especially this year—and for the next nine months I’m stuck as his tutor on the Study at Sea program.

He’s too busy staging worldwide stunts for his documentary to get to class.

But if I can’t get him to take academics seriously, I’ll lose my scholarship…if I don’t lose my heart first.

Six unlikely friends on a nine-month cruise with the Study at Sea program will learn that chemistry is more than a subject and the best lessons aren’t taught in the classroom…but in the heart.

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Review

4 Stars

This was such a fun ride. I had no idea what I was getting into when I started reading this book, but I loved the story, the characters and the writing style. It all hooked me and I could not put it down. I really enjoyed this book and I cannot wait for the next book, Nova.

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ABOUT REBECCA YARROS

Rebecca Yarros

Rebecca Yarros is a hopeless romantic and a lover of all things coffee, chocolate, and Paleo. She is the author of the Flight & Glory series, including Full Measures, the award-winning Eyes Turned Skyward, Beyond What is Given, and Hallowed Ground. She loves military heroes, and has been blissfully married to hers for fourteen years.

When she’s not writing, she’s tying hockey skates for her four sons, sneaking in some guitar time, or watching brat-pack movies with her two daughters. She lives in Colorado with the hottest Apache pilot ever, their rambunctious gaggle of kids, an English bulldog who is more stubborn than sweet, and a bunny named General Fluffy Pants who torments the aforementioned bulldog. They recently adopted their youngest daughter from the foster system, and Rebecca is passionate about helping others do the same.

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Knocked Out By Love be Abby Niles – Release Week Blast

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Meet your dream hero.

I am so excited to help celebrate the release of a new Select Contemporary title, Knocked Out by Love by Abby Niles! This amazing read features an alpha hero that not only oozes sex appeal but is also sweet to the core. You won’t be able to resist falling in love with Brody Minton. Pick up your copy of Knocked Out by Love today!

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About the Knocked Out by Love:

Brody Minton has loved Scarlett Harris for years. But she’s his best friend’s wife, so he’s worked hard to keep his distance. Hearing the marriage is over shouldn’t change anything. Only an ass would make a move on a friend’s ex… Except Scarlett wants help getting back in the dating game, and Brody’s torn. If he helps her out, he can keep an eye on her and guard her vulnerable heart. But having the woman he’s longed for for years in arms’ reach is hell on a man’s restraint, no matter how iron strong his will.

But loving Scarlett is only half the fight.

All Scarlett Harris wants is to get away for a while and rethink her life after filing for divorce from her lying, cheating bastard of a husband. The gorgeous Bahamas sounds like the perfect escape, except she’s booked in very resort Brody “The Iron” Minton is staying at for his sister’s wedding. Now her ex’s best friend is dogging her every move, and is a witness to her first pathetic attempts at flirting in years. If Brody isn’t going to leave her alone, then she’ll just recruit him to help get her reacquainted with her single self.

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Don’t miss the other books in the Love to the Extreme series!

Extreme Love (#1)

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Fighting Love (#2)

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Winning Love (#3)

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Healing Love (#4)

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About the Abby Niles:

Abby Niles is the author of the contemporary MMA series, Love to the Extreme, and the paranormal series, The Awakening. She is also the author to the geeky romantic comedy, Defying Convention, where Live Action Role Players (LARPers) set out to teach their favorite author a lesson, but end up playing matchmaker instead.

Abby lives in North Carolina with the love of her life and their combined gaggle of kids. When she’s not writing, she’s trying to catch up on an endless pile of laundry and find time to get some much needed reading in.

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Best Friends With Benefits by Candy Sloane – Review

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Valerie Barkin and Alec Rogers survived bullies, awful parents, and seriously shitty social standing the only way best friends can—together. But with the unexpected sexual tension suddenly flaring between them, surviving their ten-year high school reunion might be a different story…

Val hasn’t changed. She still feels like the stringy-haired band geek the popular kids teased, but Alec has definitely changed. He’s now the front man for the Grammy-winning rock band Chronic Disharmony, with the sexual reputation to match. And he’s more than willing to help Val rock the reunion.

And then it happens—a drunken game of Seven Minutes in Heaven—and their fourteen-years-long foreplay comes crashing to the forefront…changing everything.

Seven minutes turns into a weekend of mind-blowing, no-strings-attached sex. But these best friends won’t be able to leave their hearts out of it forever, not when the most meaningful benefit could change their relationship for good….

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Review

3.5 Stars

Best Friends With Benefits is a friends to lovers story set during their 10 year high school reunion. This story had one of my favorite premises unpopular kids who make something of themselves, and then attend their class reunion only to find boring, jealous former bullies. Toss in an unexpected hookup and it seems like the perfect story for me. Unfortunately this one just fell a little short for me.

 Val and Alex were nerd kids in high school, but had both made a name for themselves in music. He is a famous rock star and she is playing for a major symphony. They were best friends in high school, but he always wanted more and she was too insecure to realize it. The kept in touch through texts, Skype and phone calls, but haven’t seen each other in 10 years. It was a little unlikely that they could/would remain best friends but couldn’t take any time out to visit the other. And then bam they meet for the reunion and sparks fly…

I couldn’t connect with either Val or Alex for some reason. The plot had so much potential and the reunion parts were fun, but there was so little interaction with classmates and the actual events that it left me wanting more. I was also frustrated by their serious and constant lack of communication and the arbitrary rules they each proposed that were pretty much immediately discarded. Overall it was a fun sexy story that I would recommend for anyone wanting a quick and dirty friends to lovers story.

A review copy was provided by Entangled via Netgalley for an honest review.

Notable Quotes

“I can teach you my ways.” He lifted his brows up and down comically. “The best way to get over a breakup is to fuck someone new.”

“Thanks, Confucius.”

“That’s Cock-fucius,” he tossed back with a wicked grin.

She shook her head. “I can only imagine what your fortune cookies might say.”


“I know you’ve been fantasizing about me fucking you since last night. Do you really want to wait any longer?”

It came out bolder than he’d intended. Maybe he’d gone too far.


He shouldn’t want this. She was his best friend. But he couldn’t stop.


This was not going to be a wham bam thank you sir. Oh no, she was going to have to deal with wanting him so badly she forgot her name.

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About the Author

Candy Sloane is a pseudonym for a Young Adult & New Adult author who needed to write some naughty books her mother couldn’t read. She lives in Portland, OR and loves Lifetime movies. She would tell you more, but this persona is a secret.

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