Awesome Reviews Rolling In (and a snippet!)

Yesterday I saw a fantastic KIRKUS review for The BEST KIND OF TROUBLE:  The perfect combination of sexy rock-star fantasy and emotionally tender romance.

Books of Love says: A book that leaves you simmering for more from start to finish. I utterly loved reading this couple. Their story was so sizzlingly hot and refreshingly sexy as well. Patrick and Natalie are so different, but yet they work in a really good way. 

So how about a snippet to celebrate?

Copyright 2014, Lauren Dane
All rights Reserved, Harlequin Enterprises
Releasing in mass market paper, digital and audio formats August 26


She sighed, closing her eyes as she thought about all he’d said. “You scare me, Paddy.”

“I do?”

“Not physically. But…anyway, you matter to me and only people who matter to you can really hurt you.”

“I’ll try not to. But I will anyway. I’m an amateur at this stuff. But, I want you to tell me when I do. Even if you think I’m the biggest asshole ever. I can’t fix it if I don’t know and if I don’t know and you’re hurting, it’s not fair to me. Or to you.”

She blew out a breath, snagging his hand, kissing his knuckles. “I’ll do my best.”

“You hold your control like a shield. And I get why. But, you can let me in sometimes, you know. I want you to trust me enough to do that. To let me be your shield. Isn’t it heavy? Exhausting?”

She nodded, her forearm over her eyes.

“So what I’m suggesting is that between us when it’s quiet and intimate you give me some of that control. Let me manage things and just relax.”

Eyes still closed, she nodded. And jumped. “Yes.”




Want to win a copy of  COMING UNDONE? (book 2 Brown Family series) – anything exciting you’re reading right now? I just finished the newest Shelly Laurenston (LOVE) and I started The Deeper Game by my friend Annika Martin. Fun and sexy. I love these books!  Winner chosen from replies to this post and announced on Friday, July 11. Good luck! 

15 comments to “Awesome Reviews Rolling In (and a snippet!)”

  1. Amy Rickman
    July 8th, 2014 at 7:50 am · Link

    I just glom read Charley Davidson series by Darynda Jones, can’t wait for book 7. I have to say Shelly Laurenston rocks she is a go to read when I need to laugh.

  2. bn100
    July 8th, 2014 at 9:38 am · Link

    not reading anything now

  3. Fran K
    July 8th, 2014 at 10:51 am · Link

    Just started reading your Between the Lines. Finished Shield of Winter by Nalini Singh yesterday – love the psy-changeling series. Looking forward to the Hurley brothers. Coming Undone is my favourite Brown siblings book – gotta love Brody x

  4. Timitra
    July 8th, 2014 at 11:16 am · Link

    I’m reading Sweet Revenge by Rebecca Zanetti right now, I’m not that far in but so far so good.

  5. Jessyka
    July 8th, 2014 at 1:16 pm · Link

    I’m reading a Crazy Sweet Fine.

  6. Aurore
    July 8th, 2014 at 1:25 pm · Link

    Thanks for the snippet! And great reviews, I can’t wait to read The best kind of trouble.
    I’m listening to the audiobook version of 6 Rainier Drive by Debbie Macomber. It’s very relaxing, I love it. I love listening to audiobooks when I work and I can let my mind wander.

  7. Glittergirl
    July 8th, 2014 at 3:19 pm · Link

    I’m reading Down & Dirty Menage Romance(YUM) AND finally getting to Riveted by Meljean Brook…I had to catch up on the novella’s first so I can be ready for Kraken King when it comes out all together :-). Oh and I have Laid Bare in print and audio so I’m just after the Hurley Boys giveaway please. Gift Laid Bare to someone else.
    P.S. I <3 ed Shelly Laurenston's Bite Me!!

  8. Glittergirl
    July 8th, 2014 at 3:21 pm · Link

    Opps, I didn’t read well, I’ve got Coming Undone as well.

  9. Sheila
    July 8th, 2014 at 3:29 pm · Link

    I’m reading cowboy take me away by lorelei james.

  10. Jordan H.
    July 8th, 2014 at 4:57 pm · Link

    I just finished Dangerously Bound by Eden Bradley, fantastic book.

  11. Erin K.
    July 8th, 2014 at 5:20 pm · Link

    I’m finishing up Jaci Burton’s Straddling the Line and listening to SEP’s The Great Escape on audiobook.

  12. Samantha Brown
    July 8th, 2014 at 5:59 pm · Link

    I just finished a book called Decker’s Wood by Kirsty Dallas. This was a great book and a type I haven’t read about. It’s about a porn star ‘Decker’ who lost his ability to get “up” for filming. An old family friend comes in NY city and he feels things he never felt for a women and he has no more problem. She is a country girl from Texas. Throw in a gay couple as friends and this was a funny book and with an unlikely couple. I surprisingly loved it.

  13. Kimh
    July 8th, 2014 at 7:15 pm · Link

    Great excert reading Maya banks and tangled by Megan hart
    😎 🙂

  14. Melanie J
    July 9th, 2014 at 8:45 am · Link

    I just finished Straddling the Line by Jaci Burton! Loved it!

  15. Becky Jean
    July 10th, 2014 at 7:07 pm · Link

    I am reading JR Ward’s BDB books again – love them!!!