Friday, July 27, 2018

Dominate Release Day Blitz, Giveaway & Review


To dominate one’s heart is to truly be free.

The anticipated conclusion to The Final Harris Brother Duet.

After the harrowing attack against Gareth and Sloan, there are more than just physical wounds that must be healed.

Recovering and moving on from their dark pasts is the only way they can truly find their bright futures.

Who will surrender? And who will dominate?


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Amy Daws is an Amazon Top 25 bestselling author of sexy, contemporary romance novels. She enjoys writing love stories that take place in America, as well as across the pond in England; especially about those footy-playing Harris Brothers of hers. When Amy is not writing in a tire shop waiting room, she’s watching Gilmore Girls, or singing karaoke in the living room with her daughter while Daddy smiles awkwardly from a distance. For more of Amy's work, visit:

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The ending of a much beloved series is typically bittersweet and after spending so much time with the characters and getting to know them, how can it not be? Dominate is the ending to a series that introduced me to the crazy Harris Brothers and an awesome, funny author whom I count as one of my favourites now.

Surrender ended abruptly with a cliffhanger that sent many fans into a tizzy, myself included. Even though Daws pushed up the release date my poor heart couldn't take the wait. Dominate takes up immediately after what happens and since the two books have been released so close to each other and some readers may not have had a chance to catch up, I'll refrain from giving away any specific details. I was stunned and moved to tears by the opening chapter. It wasn't what I expected but it set the tone for the remainder of the story. Gareth and Sloan take important steps in their relationship towards cementing themselves as a couple, having plenty of steamy hot sexy times as they figure out their next steps. But Dominate surprises here because it's not just about them. The Harris Brothers series has always been about family and forgiveness, and family takes center stage here. The biggest missing piece is finally given a substantial voice: Vaughn Harris, the elusive patriarch who has had a significant influence in his children's lives, molding and shaping them into the people they are today. Having him play a significant role, especially in respects towards Gareth's issues makes Dominate a cohesive story that is filled with memories, new opportunities, and bright futures. It will make you laugh, cry, swoon, get excited - you'll feel all the heady emotions. Daws adds lovely touches throughout by tying up loose ends. She even helps us relive some of that World Cup action!

If you've been reading along, Dominate will not disappoint you, it'll just make you cry because you know, it's the end. By the way, is it too early to ask for The Harris Family: The Next Generation? Amy Daws, thank you for making me laugh so hard and cry just as hard. You've given me that cheeky British humour I love so much. You've done it here. Dominate has come full circle and the Harris Brothers leave the pitch on a high note!

~ Bel

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Dominate - The Final Harris Brother Duet - Releasing Early!

Amy Daws has a birthday today and she has a special surprise for all of us!  She's pushing up the release date for DOMINATE! So we'll have the second half of the Harris Brother Duet featuring Gareth's story a week earlier than expected. All of us who were left astounded by that cliffhanger can breathe a sigh of relief! (Buy links below.)

Happy Birthday, Amy!

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Surrender Release Blitz & Giveaway


One night of complete surrender is all it takes.

Gareth Harris is Manchester United’s reclusive star defender. He has control over all aspects of his life. But a lifetime of supporting his siblings and filling in for an emotionally absent father has taken its toll.

Sloan Montgomery is a clothing stylist whose world was turned upside down when she found herself pregnant and moving to Manchester with a man who was never supposed to be her forever. Now recently divorced and struggling with shared custody of her daughter, control is a fleeting concept for this American living in England.

Both Gareth and Sloan are in need of a release.

A moment in time where they can forget about their pasts and family pressures...and just...


No one could predict what happens when both of their defences are down.

Surrender is part one of The Final Harris Brother Duet and concludes with Dominate. The Final Harris Brother Duet reads great as a duo, but to maximize enjoyment, check out the first three brothers’ books in Challenge, Endurance, and Keeper. 


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Amy Daws is an Amazon Top 25 bestselling author of sexy, contemporary romance novels. She enjoys writing love stories that take place in America, as well as across the pond in England; especially about those footy-playing Harris Brothers of hers. When Amy is not writing in a tire shop waiting room, she’s watching Gilmore Girls, or singing karaoke in the living room with her daughter while Daddy smiles awkwardly from a distance. For more of Amy's work, visit:

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I think with each Harris Brother I meet I love the latest one more than the previous one. Gareth, the eldest brother is no exception. It's hard not to fall for them. They're hot, they're athletic, they're funny, they're cocky without taking it too far, and when they fall for a woman, they fall hard. 

All along Gareth has been the quiet, stoic brother in the background, not really offering much by way of conversation. He has been the mystery holding the family secrets since his siblings are too young to remember much of their early years. He's the fixer. He takes care of things but even someone who seemingly has it all together needs a break from himself and he finds some solace in Sloan's company. Where Gareth wants to let go of the reins, she wants to take them up because being in control means that she hasn't completely failed at life despite the disintegration of her divorce. They agree upon a mutually beneficial arrangement that works for a bit before lines start getting blurred.

I like how Daws introduces Sloan to the series. Having her be American and unfamiliar with English football, and in particular the legendary Harris Brothers is a nice change up. Having her be immune to Gareth's fame -- even better! It's not like he's an attention-seeking footballer like his brothers, but that she doesn't fawn over him does get under his skin and in a good way. It makes for a different dynamic which I enjoyed. Sloan on the other hand is in a state of flux due to her divorce. The only time she isn't agitated is in the bedroom with Gareth and she's in charge. Otherwise, she's a mess of emotions and insecurities which is completely valid. Regrettably, she also blows hot and cold so frequently with Gareth that he doesn't know where he stands. I sympathized with Sloan for the most part but she made me so batty in these moments.

Daws has their relationship evolving over an extended period of time and we see them progress from their first meeting to their first sexy time to more sexy time. I noticed the little details Daws included here with regards to their body language and sensations and that had me swooning. Simple things like a kiss on the neck or a touch or even a thought; the way they're described suits Gareth and Sloan perfectly and shows that while they may keep calling it an "arrangement", there's still a level of intimacy that makes their connection sexy and perhaps a little overwhelming for them both. 

There's so much more I want to say but that would mean spoilers so trust me when I say that you should pick up Surrender now and devour it! Surrender is slightly heavier in tone due to Gareth's childhood history and the grief he still carries, all of which is addressed here. It does give us a better picture of the family dynamic as a whole. And of course, the siblings are in it being as ridiculously lovable and obnoxious at the same time. It's just shy of 5 stars because I haven't quite figured out Sloan and I hope to see her break free of what's holding her back. I don't doubt that Daws has more amazing and surprising things to come for Sloan and Gareth in Dominate coming next month!

~ Bel

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover

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Colleen Hoover delivers a tour de force novel about a troubled marriage and the one old forgotten promise that might be able to save it.

Quinn and Graham’s perfect love is threatened by their imperfect marriage. The memories, mistakes, and secrets that they have built up over the years are now tearing them apart. The one thing that could save them might also be the very thing that pushes their marriage beyond the point of repair.

All Your Perfects is a profound novel about a damaged couple whose potential future hinges on promises made in the past. This is a heartbreaking page-turner that asks: Can a resounding love with a perfect beginning survive a lifetime between two imperfect people?

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If you've read any of Hoover's previous books then you're no stranger to her emotionally-charged stories. All Your Perfects is no exception as we watch a couple at the blissful start of their relationship and at their worst when their marriage is failing. Welcome to Hoover's World, folks! She'll reel you in and then rip your heart out, shred it and even run over it for good measure. I LOVE HER!

Quinn and Graham meet on the worst day of their lives - finding out their significant others are cheating on them with each other. They walk away from that disastrous day but run into each other again a few months down the road. They begin this bizarre courtship that works for them and honestly, it's freaking cute. Those are the happy parts. Hoover alternates their before and after stories, and it's dysfunction and devastation in the after. Disconnected, unaffectionate and distant - this part was not pleasant to read and frankly made me frightened for where things were headed. 

All marriages have their ups and downs and sometimes it's hard to love in our worst possible moments. The story is told entirely from Quinn's point of view which for me was a challenge because you're stuck in her head where she's a depressed, closed off from her husband. I desperately wanted to feel things from Graham's point of view as well but much like Quinn, I was isolated from him. The big question in All Your Perfects is can you love someone when they're different from the person you fell in love with in the first place? A lot of their marital troubles stem from Quinn's insecurities and she is exceptionally hard on herself. There are possible triggers and to avoid giving away the plot I've added them to the labels of this post. I will say that this story did feel more personal to me as I have experienced a little of what Quinn was experiencing though not to that extent. But I understood where she was coming from and it is a hard place and once you go down that rabbit hole, you're kind of stuck there. 

I like Colleen Hoover because she challenges me. She doesn't always assure me that everyone will get their HEA, heck sometimes she even leaves me hanging, but I love that I don't know what to expect from her. Sure, my heart might get wrung out but I want those feels and I'm always guaranteed that with her. The only thing holding me back from giving it 5 stars is that I would've liked a small glimpse of Graham's POV throughout their unhappy period, and I realize that's just my personal preference. Otherwise, All Your Perfects is real and honest, and once again Hoover captures perfectly the commitments we take on and the complexities of love.

~ Bel


COLLEEN HOOVER is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Slammed, Point of Retreat, This Girl, Hopeless, Losing Hope, Finding Cinderella, Maybe Someday, Maybe Not, Ugly Love, Confess, November 9, It Ends with Us, and Without Merit. Colleen has won the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Romance three times—for Confess in 2015, It Ends with Us in 2016, andWithout Merit in 2017. Confess was adapted into a seven-episode online series. In 2015, Colleen and her family founded The Bookworm Box, a bookstore and monthly subscription service offering signed novels donated by authors. All profits are given to various charities each month to help those in need. Colleen lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys. Visit 


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