Friday, October 21, 2016

Book Review - Welcoming the Bad Boy by Annie Rains & Fabulous Freebie - A Mistletoe Welcome

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Review by Suze

Valerie's father is a preacher and he expects his only daughter to be respectable and to live her life in service of the church. Valerie works as a school secretary and she volunteers in her free time. She also has a secret identity, she writes romance novels under a pen name. Valerie's father wants her to date guys she finds dull and whiny, but actually Valerie fancies someone with tattoos and a motorcycle. Griffin is the perfect candidate for a fun summer, which is exactly what she needs.

Griffin trains police dogs. When Valerie's dog sitting leads to an almost-accident Griffin offers her to help training Sweet Cheeks, the puppy Valerie is taking care of. Griffin thinks he isn't dating material, especially not for a preacher's daughter who volunteers at a nursing home for the elderly. Valerie intrigues him though. Her personality has a mysterious side Griffin would love to explore. However, once he gets to know her better he's desperate for more. Will the summer bring them the pleasure they were both hoping for or will it end in heartbreak?

Welcoming the Bad Boy is a great hot romance. I immediately loved Valerie. She's a fierce woman and she does everything she wants to do. The only thing she doesn't succeed in is pleasing her father. Valerie loves romance and she writes her books in secret, which is such an amusing element of the story. She has a wild side that she only shows to Griffin, which makes their bond incredibly strong from the start. Griffin has been damaged by his past. There are things he regrets, but can't undo. He loves animals and is better with dogs than he is with people. He has a good heart and feels deeply, but he doesn't always know what to do with his emotions. He's struggling, but he's making progress and that was amazing to watch. There's plenty of sizzling chemistry between him and Valerie, which is something I liked a lot.

Annie Rains knows how to tell a good romantic story. I loved that she's chosen to write about an author. It was interesting to read about Valerie's work and she has a versatile personality. There are plenty of deep meaningful scenes in Welcoming the Bad Boy. Valerie and Griffin both spend a lot of time in the nursing home and it greatly impressed me to read about their experiences with the elderly. I immediately fell in love with some of the inhabitants, the nursing home is quite special. Annie Rains has a caring and sympathetic voice. She writes about dogs and people in a sweet way that warmed my heart. Welcoming the Bad Boy is a wonderful complete romantic story.

About Annie Rains

Annie Rains is a contemporary romance author who writes small town love stories set in fictional towns on the coast of North Carolina. Raised in one of America’s largest military communities, Annie often features heroes who fight for their countries, while also fighting for a place to call home and a good woman to love. When Annie isn’t writing, she’s spending time with her husband and 3 children, or reading a book by one of her favorite authors.

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“Damn.” He tipped her chin up with his index, looking at her with his dark molasses eyes. "I’m serious. I want to go out on a date tomorrow. No sex."

"No sex?" she asked.

“Just flowers and chocolates. And lots of kissing. Say yes to me,” he said, kissing her mouth again, making it impossible for her to tell him no.

“But there is more sex tonight, right?” she asked, moaning as he lowered his mouth to cover one breast.

“Say yes, Val,” he said, as the rough, unshaven edge of his jaw scraped against her skin, feeding her arousal.

“Yes,” she said through shortened breaths. “I say yes.”

He emitted a low laugh that tickled against her skin. Then he thrust himself inside her again, making up for the arrangement they’d just made for tomorrow. Making up for all the lonely nights she’d endured until this one. Making up for all the lonely nights she would endure after he was gone.

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Review by Suze

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Never Again by Nicky Clifford - Book Review, Interview & Giveaway

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Harriet is in desperate need to change her life. When her mother dies of a terrible illness and her boyfriend breaks off the relationship Harriet is thinking of dreams she had in the past. She quits her well paid job and goes to the Swiss Alps to work at a hotel. Harriet quickly makes friends with the other staff and the guests. The Swiss Alps are beautiful and Harriet is looking forward to spend the season here.

Philippe came to the Swiss Alps to write his second novel. He needs the peace and quiet that this secluded area will give him. Once he was on top of the world, being a star tennis player, but an accident ended his professional career. The woman he was engaged to left him while he was still in the hospital. Physically Philippe is healed, even though he still has a small limp, but mentally he is still scarred.

At work Harriet was known as the ice queen. She was always on top of everything and didn't let emotions cloud her judgment. Her boyfriend, Greg, is not treating her well but she's staying anyway because she loves his son Toby so much. When Greg chooses another woman over her this actually appears to be a good thing. Harriet turns from someone who lets her man walk all over her into a woman who can stand up for herself. I really liked reading about how Harriet fights her battles and comes out stronger every time. It's a powerful message.

Philippe has a lot on his plate. He has sworn off women and is totally focusing on writing his book. He also takes care of his family and his little sister, who has an alcohol problem. With everything that is going on Philippe needs to spend some time on his own. When he meets Harriet he knows straight away that she's going to be trouble, but he can't seem to stop thinking about her and wants to get to know her better. I admired Philippe for the man he is, he's always taking care of other people and forgets himself in the process. He needs to accept that some things are just the way they are and that it's alright to choose your own happiness.
Never Again is a beautiful and heartbreaking story about how life can leave its scars. Love will always outshine everything else, if you're willing to let it in. Nicky Clifford shows her readers that putting yourself first doesn't have to be a selfish act. She has created a beautiful setting, the Swiss Alps are gorgeous and she makes them come to life very well. I would love to go there sometime now that I've read this book. Never Again is filled with drama, romance and great characters. Nicky Clifford has written a strong debut that kept me intrigued from beginning to end.
- "What had he become? As he rose up the ranks of the heights of a famous tennis player, his ego had grown with him. If you are treated like a king and worshipped long enough, you start to believe you are a king. ....When all of that is ripped away, you become a 'nobody'. In fact, you are worse than a 'nobody' because you are a 'has been'. You lose yourself and you become rudderless."-
About Nicky Clifford
Years Ago

Briefly . . . I screamed my way into this world in the mid-60s and have lived in Berkshire all my life (apart from a few months here and there).

I was, coincidentally, born in the same hospital in Hendon as my husband, Mark, although he arrived a few years after me. We didn’t discover this fact until we went on holiday together and compared passports, as you do . . .


In a nutshell, I have two teenage sons: my eldest, Sam, is at Bath Uni and my youngest, who wishes to remain nameless, is at College. Sam has a lovely, lovely girlfriend, Beth, who works for Chase de Vere. She is my inherited daughter and chief champion of my writing. Mark and I have been together for 12 years, married for four.


Most of my working life has been spent in large corporates working in human resources and training departments. Within these roles, I edited/coordinated newsletters.

As a complete change, I now work for the local vicar. She is a dynamic lady. I can safely say that I do not sit and twiddle my thumbs, whisk away the dust settled on the one electric typewriter resting on an ancient desk and produce the odd letter to the parishioners. Oh no, she is like a Duracell battery . . . and who knew that ‘parochial fees’ and the ‘Diocese’ and the like could be so complicated?


That I didn’t embark on a career in writing earlier in my life.

Strange Hobbies

Much to the embarrassment of my youngest son, I took up ice-skating well past my 20s! Under the expert and patient guidance of my ice coach, I learned to skate backwards, execute crossovers (forwards and backwards, don’t you know), one foot turns and other complicated manoeuvres.

Ironically, the only bone I have broken since then is my toe; a chopping board fell off the draining board onto my foot squashing the poor little digit. Would you believe it?
However, bruises are an occupational hazard of ice-skating, as is skewering myself in the knee with my ice skate . . . ouch!
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1. Could you tell us a bit about yourself?
Okay, so I have just turned 50, and although it is scary being half way to 100, this has been one of my best years yet, so I am extremely hopeful for the future! I live in a little village in Berkshire, England with my husband and one of my sons – the other is at Bath University. Most of my working life has been spent in large corporates in human resources and training, however, I am now enjoying a slower pace of life working part-time for a charity and focusing on my writing. I enjoy baking sugar-free, wheat-free delicacies, watching The Great British Bake-Off and spending the evening at the cinema, especially at the new luxury cinema where you have your own padded, reclining seat (I promise I don’t bring along my slippers – that can wait until I am in my 70s)!
2. On your website I found that you and your husband were born in the same hospital. Do you believe in coincidence or fate?
D’you know, I really do. I am fascinated by the ‘Six Degrees of Separation’ theory, which states that everyone is only six or fewer steps away from any other person in the world. I would definitely like to write a novel around this theory. There are so many weird coincidences I have heard about or experienced, it would be hard for me not to believe in coincidence/fate. For example, when my cousin, William, was being shown around a house in Berkshire by a local estate agent, William explained that he was selling his house in Leicester, a couple of hours away; the estate agent turned to him and said: ‘Yes, I know. I’m buying it for my daughter!’ My brother, Adrian, was on a remote beach in Indonesia where he met a girl who went to the same boarding school in Ireland as my best friend, Clare from Berkshire. And I could go on!
3. What do you like to do when you're not writing, reading or ice-skating?
I work part-time for a local charity, which helps autistic children with their social, communication and independence skills; it is a very rewarding job. I’ve very recently hung up my ice-skating boots; instead, my husband and I are taking ballroom dancing lessons, which is hilarious. I can’t tell you how many times we’ve stepped on each other’s toes – I love it! We also go cycling together along the Kennet and Avon canal in Berkshire. In order to relax, there is this wonderful gluten-free cafĂ© in Reading – Nibsy’s – it is my favourite place to sit with a piece of their delicious sugar-free, gluten-free cake and a decaf, soya cappuccino! I spend most of my spare time with my family and friends.
4. You also write poetry. What is your favourite poem and why?
Hmmm, that is an interesting question. How to choose a favourite? It actually changes from day to day! On this occasion, however, I will be cheeky and pick a couple:
‘Sometimes my heart breaks’ - it was quite literally written from the heart when I was going through a period in my life which was, as it says, completely and utterly heart-wrenchingly, heart-breaking. The wonderful thing now is that I can look back and feel sad, but my heart is no longer in pieces.
‘Effortlessly Preened’ - I remember someone asking me how I always looked so ‘put together’ – this was post-toddler stage! It made me laugh because they would have been so shocked had I told them the hours I had spent bleaching, plucking, dying, smoothing, straightening, creaming, painting, etc. I am sometimes tempted to carry around a ‘before’ photo of me, but that would scare everyone half to death; that ‘privilege’ is reserved solely for family!
5. The new year is coming up. Do you have any New Year’s resolutions?
I used to give up various things for New Year, however, due to a variety of reasons, I am not able to eat refined sugar or wheat, drink alcohol or caffeine and I have to be careful with dairy and how much I exercise, so I feel determined not to give anything else up! However, now you mention it, my New Year’s resolution for 2017 may well be to finish novel number two, which I am already halfway through.
6. On your website you explain how you write. Do you have any more advice for aspiring authors?
Believe in yourself.

Find the courage to show other people your writing and to ask for feedback – it can be scary and demoralising, but my writing has improved hugely from doing this.

Join a writing group – this has been instrumental in improving both my confidence and my writing.

Keep writing, even if you don’t feel like writing and even if you don’t feel inspired. Action can re-trigger creativity.

Don’t ever give up on your dream – I have wanted to publish a novel since I was old enough to hold a crayon, and even though it has taken me until the age of 50, there is nothing like holding your own book in your hands for the very first time.
7. Where do you find the inspiration for your stories/poems?
My poems are almost always inspired by my life experiences or emotions I am feeling at a particular time or they are written for a friend or relative. I find writing incredibly cathartic, which is lucky because I do a lot of it! Many of my poems start with one line, which throws itself persistently into my mind, and then I have to scrabble around for a notebook and start scribbling before the inspiration leaves me. When this happens, the words gush out like water from the Niagara Falls. So, for example, the line ‘when life swallows me whole’ popped into my brain a few months ago and this very quickly resulted in my poem ‘Gasping for Breath’.
Short stories generally spring from something that interests me. For example, when I was walking by the river in Shropshire with my family, I spotted a half-full can of tuna abandoned on the grass. This lodged in my mind and I couldn’t stop wondering what this was doing on the river bank, hence, many years later, ‘Half-Eaten Tuna’ was born. As my granny suffered with Alzheimer’s, I was able to draw on some of her experience to shape my story.
8. You wrote a blog poem post about Sweet Temptation. What are your favourite sweets?
The hilarious thing about this poem is that I no longer eat sweets or chocolate or anything containing refined sugar as they make me feel really ill – probably due to the amount I ate when I was younger! I wrote this poem years ago and I can’t remember if it was a case of ‘look back and mourn the tasty morsels I can no longer eat’ or whether I was in the midst of giving into sweet temptation far too regularly! I do, however, eat sugar free chocolate on occasion (my favourite being chocolate covered nuts and raisins), although the caffeine keeps me buzzing for hours afterwards!
9. Never Again is about mountains, mystery and romance. What's the most romantic thing that ever happened to you?
When my husband, Mark, got down on one knee inside Douai Abbey, a beautiful monastery not far from our home, and proposed. What more could a girl want?! And almost as romantic is when Mark recently bought me some ballroom dancing lessons for my birthday, when he does not enjoy dancing one little bit and swears he has two left feet . . . having had our second lesson together, he wasn’t wrong – my toes are still throbbing from the aftermath!
10. What can we expect from you in the future?
Definitely more novels! I can’t wait to get back into the ebb and flow of my next book. I have a few completed and half-finished novels just waiting to be re-energised and brought back to life. One of these, my next novel, starts in a solicitor’s office, and whilst there are no mountains, as in Never Again, there is more than one romance and it will hide away its fair share of mystery within its pages. I will always continue to write poems, as this is as natural to me as breathing.
Many thanks to Anniek for inviting me onto her blog and for all her support.
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Sweetly, Deeply, Absolutely by Kira Archer - Book Review & Giveaway

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Review by Suze

Jenny is happy she finally has a bit freedom. She's studying in Paris to become a pasty chef, but she's back home for the summer. She's found work at a bakery, so things couldn't be more perfect. She also has time to party again and that's exactly what she's doing when she meets Jared. They know each other, but Jenny doesn't seem to remember him. She's his best friend's sister-in-law and she's actually off-limits, only Jared can't resist stealing a few intimate dances.

Jared is a graphic designer and as he works freelance. That's why it's no problem to help out at his friends' bakery for a few weeks, so they can go on holiday. He's pleasantly surprised when he discovers he and Jenny will be working there together. There's so much attraction between they can't stay away from each other, but what's supposed to be fun turns into something serious very quickly. Will Jenny's summer be filled with free and happy times, like she expected, or will she end up with a broken heart?

Sweetly, Deeply, Absolutely is a delicious romantic story. Jared is amusing, flirty and extrovert. He doesn't seem to take anything seriously, but his personality also has a deeper emotional layer that I really liked. Jenny loves having a good time and during her summer she learns a lot about herself. She's talented and capable and maybe the future has more in store for her than parties and meaningless hookups. Meeting Jared has turned her whole world upside down. Jenny and Jared are dazzling together and their chemistry is fantastic. I loved reading about this cute and special couple.

I always applaud it when the heroines of a story are strong and independent. Kira Archer knows how to make her women fierce. It's what I love the most about her books. Her main characters are outspoken and they aren't afraid to be themselves. What I also like is the way she makes her settings come to life. She writes about the bakery in such a vivid way that I could almost taste the cupcakes. I love the cheerfulness of the place and the close way everyone works together. The easy friendship, playful banter and funny mix-ups are what's making this series great. I truly enjoy reading Kira Archer's mouthwatering Sweet Love stories.

About Kira Archer

Kira Archer resides in Pennsylvania with her husband, two kiddos, and far too many animals in the house. She tends to laugh at inappropriate moments, break all the rules she gives her kids (but only when they aren't looking), and would rather be reading a book than doing almost anything else. She has odd, eclectic tastes in just about everything and often lets her imagination run away with her. She loves her romances a little playful, a lot sexy, and always with a happily ever after.



“So let me draw you, then.”

“What, like pose for you?”


She hesitated. “Like those?” She pointed at the portraits he had hanging on the wall.

He shrugged. “Any way you’d like to pose.”

“Hmm. Lying naked on a couch like in Titanic?”

He laughed and pulled her in close. “If you were naked on a couch I’m not sure I’d be able to keep my hands on my pencils.”

“Ah, but touching the model wouldn’t be professional, would it?” She ran her hands up his chest and he put his hands over hers, hoping she’d leave them there. He’d missed her touch. Had begun to crave it like an addict going through a withdrawal.

For a moment he thought she might draw him closer. But the moment passed. She dropped her hands and stepped away and he closed his eyes against the near physical pain of it.

“Well, I’m nothing if not professional,” he said quietly.

She didn’t look at him for a moment, but when she did her smile was back in place. “How do you want to draw me?” She raised her gaze to him and held it, her sea green eyes boring into his until he felt like he was drowning in them.

He grabbed his sketch pad and a pencil and held out his hand. “Come with me.”

She cocked an eyebrow at him, but took his hand. He led her out of the studio and down the hall to his bathroom where a big, old fashioned claw tub stood.

“You want to draw me taking a bath?”

He chuckled. “I’d actually love to watch you taking a bath, but I’m not sure how long I could remain on the outside of the tub.”

Her cheeks flushed and it was all he could do not to crush her against him and kiss her until she was moaning in his arms. He took a deep breath to get a little control and led her over to the tub and handed her a big, fluffy towel.

“I want to draw you sitting on the edge, your back to me, bare,” he said, his hand tracing the outline of her body down to where her waist met the swell of her hips, “down to here. With the towel draped over the rest of you.”

She watched him watching her, and then she held out her hand for the towel. He’d meant to turn around, give her privacy to undress. He wasn’t sure why. They’d seen each other naked. Several times. The image of her beautiful body would be ingrained in his mind until the day he died and hopefully long afterwards.

But she didn’t give him the option. She pulled her shirt off over her head. Unbuttoned her jeans and pushed them down her legs until she could step out of them. She stared right at him as she reached behind her to unhook her bra and let it slide off her arms. Her panties followed.

She stood before him, bare, breathtakingly beautiful. Neither one of them moved. His heart jack-hammered in his chest, while his body warred with itself. The desire to touch her, draw her into his arms and hold her there forever, made him ache. But the privilege of standing before such perfection was a moment he’d cherish the rest of his life. He wouldn’t ruin it by making an advance that might drive her away. For now, it was enough. More than enough, to just look and worship the unique beauty before him.

A faint smile touched her lips and she turned to sit on the edge of the tub, arranging the towel beneath her. She leaned forward and turned the faucet on. Within moments, steaming water began to fill the tub.

She glanced at him over her shoulder. “Seems a shame to waste the chance to soak in such a beautiful tub. Since I’m right here.”

Jared smiled and began to draw.

She raised her arms to gather her hair in a bun. A few tendrils escaped to tumble down her back. Absolutely perfect. He sketched quickly, his fingers drawing the lines he longed to touch in person, following the contours of her body.

He finished one sketch and pulled out more paper. She shut off the water and stood, swirling the water about with one foot. He drew her from that angle as well. Long, strong lines. Muscles defined beneath the soft curves of her body. He drew until he couldn’t take it anymore.

And then he put the paper aside and went to her.


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Book Review - No Holding Back by Kate Evangelista

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Review by Suze

Nathan has been in love with his best friend Preston for years, only Preston is oblivious to everything that happens around him, because he's so focused on his swimming career. His dream is to be a successful Olympic swimmer. He's tried out for his dream team, but he has to wait a month for the results to come in. Nathan thinks he needs a distraction and he's determined to take Preston away from his sorrows during their last few weeks of freedom.

Nathan has always been supportive of Preston's dreams and is cheering from the sidelines. He has a busy life, but he makes sure he has plenty of time for his best friend. Nathan loves parties and likes nothing more than planning them for other people, so he's setting up his own business. Preston's mother is his first prestigious client and she can give Nathan's career an enormous boost. Before her terribly important event Nathan takes Preston to Europe though. Will he finally have the chance to tell Preston how he feels and does he dare to risk their friendship?

No Holding Back is an incredibly sweet love story. Nathan is very easy to like. He's enthusiastic, he has good taste, he's cheerful and he's kind to everyone around him. He's a fabulous whirlwind and his animated chatter kept putting a smile on my face. Preston's main focus is swimming and he needs the water to make sense of his feelings. He's pretty single-minded and focuses mainly on two things,  swimming and spending time with his best friend Nathan. He's a caring guy with a lot of talent and promise. Nathan and Preston are endearing together and they treat each other with so much tenderness, love and sympathy that it's obvious they're meant for each other. I couldn't wait to find out if their journey through Europe would bring them what they both need the most.

Kate Evangelista has a wonderful sensitive way of looking at the world. It's what I like most about her books. She writes about true love in all forms. She also makes the imperfections in the personalities of her characters their most adorable characteristics, which is something else I like a lot about her stories. Her writing has a nice natural flow and she writes books I just have to read in one sitting. I can never put them down and am always spellbound by the way she describes emotions. There's so much going on between Nathan and Preston and most of it is cute, but there's an underlying layer of depth in the form of insecurities about the future and the consequences of risking a childhood friendship as well. Nathan is the outgoing one and while Preston is quiet he has plenty of lovely hidden qualities. I fell in love with both of them, they're absolutely amazing and they have great chemistry. I highly recommend No Holding Back, it's such a charming fast-paced romantic story.

1) Could you tell our readers a bit about yourself?

I'm Kate Evangelista. I've been writing professionally for about seven years and have nine books published with another one on the way in 2017. I love watching movies and have an irrational love for the show Gilmore Girls. Oh, and I also teach creative writing four days a week.

2) In No Holding Back Nathan falls in love with his best friend Preston. What inspired you to write a love story about two best friends?

I've always been fascinated with the dynamic between best friends and how platonic feelings can easily turn into so much more. And we all know how awkward it can get when you fall for your best friend, which Nathan experiences first hand in No Holding Back.

3) Could you describe what you like the most about both Nathan and Preston’s personalities in five words each?

Nathan knows what he wants.

Preston is determined and loyal.

4) Was it difficult to write from the perspective of boys and how did you prepare for that?

Nathan I got right away. He and I connected on a level that I totally enjoyed. In many ways we share many of the same traits. Preston, on the other hand, was harder to reach because he's usually the silent type. I needed some help to tap into him, but when I did the words flowed nicely.
5) What’s the connection between No Holding Back and No Love Allowed and why should everyone read them both?
The great thing about both books is that they can stand alone, but the experience is so much better if you read both books because you get to see other characters from the eyes of the main characters narrating the story and how everyone interacts.

6) In No Holding Back the main characters are going on a trip to Europe. What inspired you to write about this journey?

Since a gap year was mentioned in No Love Allowed, my editor suggested the European adventure for Nathan and Preston. The more the idea grew on me the more I knew having the boys country hopping was the right scenario for them to discover each other beyond just being friends.

7) What does the word romantic mean to you?

The word romantic to me is synonimus to selflessness. When someone is being romantic it means that they are thinking of someone else other than themselves.

8) You’ve written books in multiple genres, what do you like about that variety?

Hopping genres challenges me to be better. Write better. Plus there are stories that work better as a contemporary novel while there are others that you can only write as a paranormal or a fantasy.

9) What does a normal writing day look like for you?

Procrastinating all morning and getting to work in the afternoon. Sometimes when the inspiration strikes I go with it whatever time of day it is.

10) What’s your favorite writing space and what is your favorite reading space?

My desk is my favorite writing space, but if I need an extra boost of concentration I drive to the nearest Starbucks. My favorite reading space is my bed, right before I go to sleep.

11) What’s the best advice someone has given you about your writing and what is the best advice you can give to another writer?

The best advice I was given is the same advice I will give: Finish your novel. If you don't then there is nothing to edit and publish. You don't have to strive for perfection the first time around. You just have to get it done.
12) What kind of achievement in your writing career do you dream about?

Two things:

1. Being on the New York Times Best Seller list. 2. Seeing my work adapted to the silverscreen.

13) You write for Swoon Reads, what makes you swoon?

Bright, piercing eyes.

14) What are your plans for the future?

Keep writing and keep teaching. I take things a day at a time, a book at a time. If I think of anything more than that I just stress myself out.

Thank you so much for having me on the blog today. I really enjoyed the questions. Please go and grab a copy of No Holding Back. And if you already have your copy, thank you! Happy reading!
About Kate Evangelista

When Kate Evangelista was told she had a knack for writing stories, she did the next best thing: entered medical school. After realizing she wasn’t going to be the next Doogie Howser, M.D., Kate wandered into the Literature department of her university and never looked back. Today, she is a graduate of De La Salle University – Manila with an Bachelor of Arts in Literature. She taught high school English for three years and was an essay consultant for two. Currently she writes full time and is based in the Philippines. To learn more about Kate, please visit her website at or follow her on Twitter @KateEvangelista

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A romantic European vacation is the perfect excuse to let go in this highly anticipated sequel to No Love Allowed by Kate Evangelista.
Everyone knows that Nathan is in love with his best friend, Preston…Everyone except Preston. Nathan has always accepted that Preston was too focused on his swim training to worry about love. But Preston is heading off to train for the Olympics soon, so if Nathan wants his chance at love, he has to speak up now. But saying “I love you” is surprisingly difficult, even for someone as confident as Nathan. Maybe a whirlwind vacation in Europe could help? But… what if it doesn’t work out and he loses the best friend he’s ever had?
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