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Lingus by Mariana Zapata [ REVIEW]

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LingusGenres: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: February 8th 2012
Source: Bought
Format: ebook
Rating: fangirlstarsfangirlstarsfangirlstarsfangirlstarsfangirlstars

Most people would describe Katherine Berger as a responsible girl with a big heart, a loyal friend who takes care of those close to her, and the possessor of a wicked sense of humor. There was something about her that most people didn’t know. “My name is Kat Berger, and I love porn.” 

When twenty-five-year-old Kat is dragged to a porn convention by her best friend, she’s both embarrassed and nervous. The last thing she ever expected was to meet someone who makes her laugh like no other. This is a story about acceptance and friendship, and a love born out of the most unexpected of places.

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Rec Me Sunday: Enemies To Lovers

Rec me Sunday is a new bi-weekly series on Fictionally Sam where I basically give you recommendation of books based on different topics/tropes that will wreck you in all the best ways possible! These books are books I have personally loved and would read over and over again.

Ah, I love the smell of a new series here on the blog! This one has been in the back of my head for quiet some time and it wasn’t until recently that I decided to really solidify the series and what I want from it as the title of it all took shape in my head (I cackled for thirty minutes straight at “Rec Me Sunday”…please tell me you get it…rec…wreck….no?).

I thought it would be fun to create a series where I could put in one place all of my favorite recommendations, and then categorize them based on genre, topic, and/or trope! So for the series debut, I thought it would be loads of fun to gush over one of my all time favorite tropes: Enemies-To-Lovers. Continue reading “Rec Me Sunday: Enemies To Lovers”

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Favorite Football Romances

Happy Superbowl Sunday Storytellers! I don’t know about you but I am huge football fan–especially when it waddles into the romance genre! So as I am gearing up to watch my team come to victory (Go Patriots!) I thought it would be fun to highlight some of my favorite American football sport romances to date!

So grab yourself a portion of the Superbowl snacks, get comfy and lets reminisce on these beauties!

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Friend Zone by Kristen Callihan

The Friend Zone (Game On, #2)Gray doesn’t make friends with women. He has sex with them. Until Ivy.

The last thing star tight-end Gray Grayson wants to do is drive his agent’s daughter’s bubblegum pink car. But he needs the wheels and she’s studying abroad. Something he explains when she sends him an irate text to let him know exactly how much pain she’ll put him in if he crashes her beloved ride. Before he knows it, Ivy Mackenzie has become his best texting bud. But then Ivy comes home and everything goes haywire. Because the only thing Gray can think of is being with Ivy.

Ivy doesn’t have sex with friends. Especially not with a certain football player. No matter how hot he makes her…

Gray drives Ivy crazy. He’s irreverent, sex on a stick, and completely off limits. Because, Ivy has one golden rule: never get involved with one of her father’s clients. A rule that’s proving harder to keep now that Gray is doing his best to seduce her. Her best friend is fast becoming the most irresistible guy she’s ever met.

Which means Gray is going to have to use all his skills to get himself out of the friend zone and into Ivy’s heart. Game on

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The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata

The Wall of Winnipeg and MeVanessa Mazur knows she’s doing the right thing. She shouldn’t feel bad for quitting. Being an assistant/housekeeper/fairy godmother to the top defensive end in the National Football Organization was always supposed to be temporary. She has plans and none of them include washing extra-large underwear longer than necessary.

But when Aiden Graves shows up at her door wanting her to come back, she’s beyond shocked.

For two years, the man known as The Wall of Winnipeg couldn’t find it in him to tell her good morning or congratulate her on her birthday. Now? He’s asking for the unthinkable.

What do you say to the man who is used to getting everything he wants?

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The Rivalry by Nikki Sloane

The RivalryThis tight end is at the top of his game.

He’s good with his hands, even better with his sexy mouth, and the best at making me forget my own name. His—ahem—stats are perfect.

But I can’t fall for him.

He might be everything I want, all rolled into a glorious package of gridiron god, but there’s one teeny-tiny problem. The vile, loathsome team I’ve spent my entire life hating—my beloved school’s arch-rival?

This guy is their star player.

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Dear Jane by Kendall Ryan

Dear JaneI broke her heart ten years ago and left town.

She hates me, and rightly so. It doesn’t matter that the rest of the country loves me, that I’m a starting quarterback with a multimillion-dollar contract. Because when I look in the mirror, all I see is a failure who was too young—and too afraid—to fight for what I wanted.

But I’m not that guy anymore, and all I need is one shot to convince her.

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He has no idea what happened after he left. And now I’m supposed to work alongside him like we don’t have this huge, messy history?

But I’m older now, wiser, and I won’t let anything stand in my way of doing a good job for this league. Not even one overpaid, arrogant player who thinks we’re going to kiss and make up.

News flash, buddy: I am over you.

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I Dare You by Isla Madden-Mills

I Dare You (The Hook Up, #1)Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills kicks off a brand-new, sexy, heartfelt contemporary romance series with I DARE YOU!

Badass Athlete: I dare you to…
Delaney Shaw: Who is this?

The late night text is random, but “Badass Athlete” sure seems to know who she is…

Delaney Shaw.
Good girl.
Lover of fluffy kitties and Star Wars.
Curious.

His dare? Spend one night in his bed—a night he promises will be unforgettable—and she can solve the mystery of who he is.

She knows she shouldn’t, but what else is she going to do with her boring Valentine’s Day?

One sexy hook-up later, her mind is blown and the secret’s out.

Maverick Monroe.
Bad boy.
The most talented football player in the country.
Just ask him.

Too bad for him Delaney’s sworn off dating athletes forever after her last heartbreak.

But Maverick wants more than one night and refuses to give up on winning Delaney’s heart. She isn’t one to be fazed by a set of broad shoulders.

Will the bad boy land the nerd girl or will the secrets they keep from each other separate them forever?

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-Honorable Mentions-

Fake FiancéeFinding AlexeiI Bet You (The Hook Up #2)The End Zone

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What are some of your favorite Football Romances? Who are you rooting for this Superbowl?

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Luna And The Lie by Mariana Zapata [REVIEW]

Luna and the LieGenres: New Adult, Romance
Publisher: Indie
Publication Date: December 12th 2018
Source: Kindle Unlimited
Format: eBook
Rating: fangirlstarsfangirlstarsfangirlstarsfangirlstarsfangirlstars

The problem with secrets is that they’re too easy to keep collecting. 

Luna Allen has done some things she would rather no one ever know about. She also knows that, if she could go back in time, she wouldn’t change a single thing. 

With three sisters she loves, a job she (mostly) adores, and a family built up of friends she’s made over the years, Luna figures everything has worked out the way it was supposed to. 

But when one of those secrets involves the man who signs her paycheck, she can’t find it in her to regret it. Despite the fact that he’s not the friendliest man in the world. Or the most patient. 

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