Cat’s Meow~Bad Boys For Hire~ Ryker and Ken by Rachelle Ayala

Hi. Y’all Welcome to Sexy Saturday. This week I am introducing you to some Bad Boys. Do you like Motorcycle Clubs? How about Beach Bums.  Rachelle Ayala has both for you.

I asked Rachelle about her new series  Bad Boys for Hire.

Bad boys are guys you don’t bring home to your conservative religious mother. They march to their own tune, don’t follow rules, and live dangerously.

Guys who ride bikes are generally bad ass. It’s noisy, fun, dangerous, and exciting. Whenever I see a guy on a bike flying down the road, cutting in and out of lanes, and roaring around corners, I know he’s fearless. Being fearless is wildly attractive, at least to me, and that’s why I love Ryker Slade. He’s fearless, but he has principles, a code of honor.

Extreme surfers like Ken are also fearless. They get on fifty-foot waves that crash so hard, they can be recorded on the Richter scale. Ken might not have traditional career goals as a doctor, lawyer, or accountant, and living dangerously is not a stable lifestyle, especially for a woman like Jolie, who has OCD. But Ken is the perfect man: sensitive, considerate, and oh so hot. Having a surfer’s perfectly sculpted body makes him legendary and the perfect man for when that wedding goes all sorts of wrong.

First up is Ryker A dark MC(Motorcycle Club) Romance

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MY REVIEW

 

5 Meows 4 purrs

Ryker is an ex-marine and ex-biker down on his luck. He never had any plans of coming home but after an injury that got him out of the service, he returned and now can’t find a job and is living in a barn doing odd jobs and panhandling when he has to.

Terri is a florist. She is about to turn 30, is a bit overweight and has a secret past. She can be quite outspoken and harsh at times. Her friend is getting married, and she and a group of friends are working on wedding plans. Terri is a florist, one is a baker, another a photographer, they all work in the wedding planning field. One day at a weekly planning meeting they see a hot man panhandling, and Terri approaches him with harsh words. So she ends up offering him a job for the afternoon not thinking he would show.

I love Rachelle Ayala. Her stories range from sweet, to moderately sexy to this one that turns up the heat. I loved Ryker. I liked that Terri is not your ordinary sweet, perfect leading lady. She is quite the opposite. He is a broken man. There are a lot of shocking twists, and the story keeps you turning the page. My mouth dropped open several times. I even had to say WTF at the end. It was a shock but AMAZING. There is lots of sex. It’s very steamy.

If you like florists, ex-marines, biker gangs, bad boys, strong, feisty women, larger women, twists, and steamy sex, you will love this!

The next book in the series is Ken (A Hawaiian Vacation Romance)

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MY REVIEW

5meows 3 Purrs(Moderate heat)

Wow! Rachelle Ayala never ceases to amaze me. Every book she writes is so unique and so good. I started reading this, and before I realized it, I was up half the night finishing it.

Bad Boys for Hire Ken is book two in the series and can be read alone as both books are so different, but you would probably enjoy it even more if you read in order since there are recurring characters, and the beginning picks up with Jolie’s wedding.

Jolie is stranded at the altar after her husband-to-be is a no show. Not only does her husband not show, everything that could go wrong does, but butJolie is also a tough woman and puts on a strong appearance at the reception.

Ken is hired to stand in as a groom at a wedding. It is an odd request but he needs the money, so he gathers is crippled sister up and heads to the venue, only to arrive too late. Nikki, Jolie’s friend, meets him at the door and offers him a different job, to go to Hawaii and woo Jolie.When he sees Jolie, he takes the job but turns down the money except for a ticket for his sister for his personal reasons.

I loved this story. It is light-hearted and so funny at times, then there are serious notes as well. I adored Jolie. I can relate to her OCD, and Allergies, though mine is nothing compared to hers. I adored how Ken accepted Jolie as she was and worked so hard to get her to recognize him and fall for him. There are a few really steamy sex scenes. There are a few twists, and I loved the ending.

If you like men for hire, escorts, beach bums, strong, passionate women, sweet romance, funny romance, steamy sex scenes and one heck of a great anytime read, I highly recommend this one.

*I received a copy for an honest review*

MEET RACHELLE

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Rachelle Ayala is a bestselling author of contemporary romance and romantic suspense. Her foremost goal is to take readers on a shared emotional journey with her characters as they grow and become more true to themselves. Rachelle believes in the power of love to overcome obstacles and feels that everyone should find love as often as possible, especially if it’s within the pages of a book.

Her book, Knowing Vera, won the 2015 Angie Ovation Award, and A Father for Christmas garnered a 2015 Readers’ Favorite Gold Award.

She is also a writing teacher and founder of the Romance In A Month writing community. She lives in California with her husband and has three children and two birds.

 

Message:

Hello everyone. I am a writer who loves to combine romance with suspense and humor. My foremost goal is to take you, the reader, on a shared emotional journey with me as my characters grow and become more true to themselves. I believe stories are the means for us to connect and experience life in new ways. As a writer, I’m privileged to share my private dreams and visions with readers. I’m a romantic. I believe in the power of love to overcome obstacles and feel that everyone should find love as often as possible, even if it’s within the pages of a book. Happy reading and loving!

 

Download a FREE surprise ebook by subscribing to her newsletter: http://bit.ly/RachAyala and find her books at online retailers Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Apple iBookstore, Google Play, and Smashwords. Borrow her books at Scribd.

 

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Reading List

Romantic Suspense

Chance for Love Series

Broken Build, Build engineer Jen Jones falls in love with the man whose life she ruined.

Hidden Under Her Heart, A young nurse, Maryanne Torres, struggles with a difficult decision over an unwanted pregnancy.

Knowing Vera, Playgirl Vera Custodio belatedly discovers that her father might have killed her boyfriend’s mother many years ago. [2015 Angie Ovation Award Winner]

Contemporary Romances

Sánchez Sisters Series

Taming Romeo, Medical student Evie Sánchez is recovering from heartbreak when she runs into the boy she left behind.

Claiming Carlos, Restaurant manager Choco Sanchez finds herself caught between two hot men, an epic food fight, and a war to save the restaurant.

Jewells in Love Series

Whole Latte Love, Carina Chen, a career-oriented young woman, has no time for distractions—especially the sexy, guitar-playing barista she rooms with.

Jingle Belles Christmas Series

Christmas Flirt, Bad girl Lacy Reed gets more than she bargained for when her naked selfies turn up on her boss’s phone.

Santa’s Pet A brilliant girl genius plays elf to a substitute Santa and turns both their lives upside down when he is charged with a sex crime and she loses her company to hackers.

Bad Boys for Hire Series

Bad Boys for Hire – Ryker Terri Martin gets caught in the middle of a motorcycle club vendetta when she tries to hire a biker for her birthday date.

Bad Boys for Hire – Ken After Jolie Becker is left at the altar, her friends secretly hire a handsome beach bum to cheer her up.

The Remington World Series

The Remingtons: Leap, Laugh, Love, A pro surfer on holiday after being attacked by a shark gets tangled up with an Army Ranger on leave with a mission.

The Remingtons: Blush of Love

A hot New Year’s Eve date with bad boy Gunner Gibson leaves Safire wondering if it’s love at first blush or something more sinister.

Sweet Romances

Christmas Stray A couple grieving for their son is snowed in with a stray puppy and a little boy. Is there room in their hearts for a Christmas miracle?

Deck the Hearts: A Christmas Creek Romance Can Holly’s jolly Christmas spirit help Grinchy Gordon Gills save the town of Christmas Creek?

Her Christmas Chance: A Christmas Creek Romance A woman with cerebral palsy and her tomcat disagree about the attractive ex-con next door. Will a dose of Christmas magic reach through his dark secrets.

A Veteran’s Christmas Series

A Father for Christmas Sweet romance between a homeless veteran and a single mother whose daughter asks Santa for an unusual gift. [Gold Award Winner, 2015 Readers’ Favorite]

A Pet for Christmas A veteran suffering from PTSD fights to return from Afghanistan and give his family their Christmas wishes.

Have A Hart Romance Series

Christmas Lovebirds Can two little lovebirds and Christmas cheer open Melisa’s heart to giving Rob another chance?

Valentine Hound Dog A fashion designer and her basset hound puppy convince a burned ex-firefighter that beauty is never skin deep and neither is love.

Spring Fling Kitty A stray cat shows a fire chief and his fiancée’s sister that doing the wrong thing is sometimes right when it comes to love.

Blue Chow Christmas Brian and Cait are in love, but they both have secrets that could blow them apart. Can two lost chow-chow sisters open them up for true love and commitment?

Sports Romances

Played by Love, A soccer star dons nerd glasses to score a anime fangirl who won’t date jocks.

Roaring Hot! A playboy motorcycle racer hires an aspiring actress when he is challenged by his grandmother to bring a real girlfriend to her birthday party.

Intercepted by Love, A quarterback hiding from his Super Bowl losing interception meets a small town librarian with an active fantasy life.

Rattler’s Baseball Series

Playing the Rookie, A rookie pitcher and a sports intern on the rebound connect to get over their exes.

Playing Without Rules, A ballplayer’s girlfriend hides his daughter from him because she fears he’s like his abusive father.

Playing Catch, Catcher Kirk Kennedy has never met a puzzle he can’t solve. Until he meets bartender Jeanine Jewell. What he finds knocks his balls out of the park and could very well end his days behind the plate.

Laguna Beach World

Lucky in Laguna, Scriptwriter Lucky Lenigan regrets writing dog walker Tally Tallahan into a reality show as another man’s love interest.

Historical Romance

Michal’s Window, The young Princess Michal loves her father’s enemy, the upstart David who becomes king.

 

As you can see Rachelle has a little something for everyone!

 

Cat’s Meow~~Reviews that Purr~~Spring Fling Kitty @AyalaRachelle

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Field Trips and Writing

There’s a saying about writers that everything we do ends up in a book. Everything we see, do, taste, hear about, and every place we visit, inhabit, and explore. Every story has characters, plot elements and events, and of course, place and location, or setting. Many stories are set in imaginary places and others are grounded in real places. Since I live in California, I enjoy setting my romances in places I’ve lived and visited: San Francisco, San Diego, Laguna Beach, Hollywood, as well as an imaginary place, Christmas Creek on the Redwood Coast.

My Have a Hart Series is set in San Francisco, particularly the Sunset district, south of Golden Gate Park. It is a fascinating neighborhood that surprisingly enough has a “small town” feel smack dab in a large, impersonal city. Perhaps it has to do with being on the edge of Golden Gate Park, or the fact that it has the worse weather in California, smack dab in the fog zone. Or it could be Irving Street full of small Asian restaurants, or the neighborly feel of the dive bars and independent coffee shops that still exist despite recent gentrification. In any case, while writing Spring Fling Kitty, I wanted to experience the essence of the neighborhood by walking through it, eating at a ramen shop, and visiting Golden Gate Park.

In Spring Fling Kitty, my heroine, Nadine Woo, is an adventurous artist. She first meets Connor Hart, a San Francisco firefighter, while climbing a tree to rescue her kitten. I walked through Golden Gate Park looking for interesting trees that she could climb. Nadine enjoys eating at the Asian food shops along Irving Street, so I walked up and down the street and ate at a ramen shop. My friend and I also walked by the fire station and looked through windows of the area bars, which weren’t open on a lazy Sunday morning. The day was drizzling and rainy at parts, but it was a wonderful adventure.

Although the setting for Spring Fling Kitty was based on real locations: Golden Gate Park, Spreckel’s Lake, Irving Street, and Ocean Beach, all the shops and locations such as the Love Bean Coffee Shop, the firestation, and other details are all fictional. It’s good practice to avoid getting into trouble. But by visiting the actual setting, I was able to capture the feel and energy of the neighborhood and weave it into my story in ways that made it more realistic. There is a Vietnamese restaurant with over a hundred items on their menu, spicy ramen noodles, trees that are angular and crooked, a firestation, and row houses worth millions. That’s all real, but the details are imaginary. What I love best about writing real places is the notes I get from readers either wanting to visit, or actually checking it out for themselves and telling me they saw a tree Nadine could have climbed, or the coffee shop she might have met Connor at, or the firebox that figured into the end of the story.

 

A stray cat shows a fire chief and his fiancee’s sister that doing the wrong thing is sometimes right when it comes to love. Spring Fling Kitty – feel the love, the romance, and the danger.

 

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Title: Spring Fling Kitty

Series: Have a Hart book #3

Author: Rachelle Ayala

Pages: 298 pages

Heartbreaker Connor Hart, one of the youngest fire chiefs in the country, is planning on marrying Dr. Elaine Woo, a woman who pretended to cheat on him with his best friend many years ago. She bought him a Dalmatian puppy, he gave her a ring—and the women of San Francisco are about to lose their most eligible bachelor.

Artist and poet Nadine Woo is down on her luck. The cast-off half-sister of Dr. Elaine Woo, she doesn’t measure up, according to her strict and distant father. When Nadine and her mother are about to be evicted from their apartment, she gets an interesting offer from her sister. Seems she’s in need of a little help concerning her relationship with Fire Chief Connor Hart.

As soon as Nadine meets Connor, she knows she’s in for a rough ride. Connor is the fireman who rescued her and her little gray kitten, and she’s never forgotten how safe she felt in his arms.

When Nadine takes her sister’s place at a spring fling weekend with Connor, love ignites, and there’s no going back.

Can a spunky little kitty show Connor and Nadine that doing the wrong thing is sometimes right, especially when it comes to love?

Spring Fling Kitty is Book #3 of the Have A Hart Romance Series. It can be read standalone, although characters from the previous books appear here in supporting roles.

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MY REVIEW

Connor Hart a young Fire Chief is about to marry his childhood sweetheart Elaine Woo, who gave up on their relationship in College to become a doctor. Now she is back and claiming Connor.
Nadine Woo, Elaine’s half sister from her Father’s mistress is a free-spirited artist. She met Connor one day when he rescued her and her Fiesty Kitty Greyheart. She feels connected to him immediately…until she finds out he is her sister’s fiance and her sister wants her to be their surrogate.
Thier Father suddenly decides to divorce Elaine’s mom and kick Nadine and her mom out of their apartment for Elaine’s best friend, a young doctor. Schemes abound among Elaine, Nadine, and their brother to break them up.

I loved this story. There is a lot going on and i was surprised at all the drama and twists. Just when you think you have things figured out…Bam! another twist! There is not on-page sex, so the story is sweet and clean.
I loved Nadine and her free-spirited ways. I also liked the poetry in the story and how the meanings fit each situation, almost like a premonition.
If you like sweet, clean romance with lots of twists and drama, Sexy firefighters and sweet artists you will love this book. I highly recommend this book( and the other two Hart stories) for some fun summer reading.
*I received a copy for an honest review*

Have a Hart Romance Series

Christmas Lovebirds, Book #1

Valentine Hound Dog, Book #2

Spring Fling Kitty, Book #3

Meet Rachelle

Rachelle Ayala is a bestselling author of contemporary romance and romantic suspense. Her foremost goal is to take readers on a shared emotional journey with her characters as they grow and become more true to themselves. Rachelle believes in the power of love to overcome obstacles and feels that everyone should find love as often as possible, especially if it’s within the pages of a book.

Her book, Knowing Vera, won the 2015 Angie Ovation Award, and A Father for Christmas garnered a 2015 Readers’ Favorite Gold Award.

She is also a writing teacher and founder of the Romance In A Month writing community. She lives in California with her husband and has three children and two birds.

 

Message from the author

Hello everyone. I am a writer who loves to combine romance with suspense and humor. My foremost goal is to take you, the reader, on a shared emotional journey with me as my characters grow and become more true to themselves. I believe stories are the means for us to connect and experience life in new ways. As a writer, I’m privileged to share my private dreams and visions with readers. I’m a romantic. I believe in the power of love to overcome obstacles and feel that everyone should find love as often as possible, even if it’s within the pages of a book. Happy reading and loving!

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Books by Rachelle Ayala 

Michal’s Window 

Sports Romances

Played by Love

Playing the Rookie

Roaring Hot!

Playing Without Rules

The Remingtons: Leap, Laugh, Love

Intercepted by Love [Parts 1 – 6]

Playing Catch

Christmas Romances

A Father for Christmas

Christmas Flirt

Christmas Stray

A Pet for Christmas

Christmas Lovebirds

Santa’s Pet 

Jewells in Love

Whole Latte Love

Chance for Love

Broken Build

Hidden Under Her Heart

Knowing Vera

Sánchez Sisters

Taming Romeo

Claiming Carlos

 

Cat’s Meow~~Reviews that Purr~~Playing Catch by Rachelle Ayala

Cat's Meow Reviews That purr books

Hi Y’all! Welcome back to Cat’s Meow! May is nearly over, can you believe that? School is out, it’s time for swimming, picnic, baseball, hotdogs and apple pie!

I have with us again one of my favorite authors, Rachelle Ayala and one of her sports romances, Play Catch. This is a full length novel and man is it sexy! Before I get to the review, I asked Rachelle to share with us a favorite picnic recipe.

Savory Golden Potatoes [tastes good both warm or chilled as a potato salad] serves 6

You will need

5-6 yukon gold potatoes; cubed
1 large chopped onion
1-2 cloves diced garlic
1 corn on the cob scraped off the cob (or frozen corn kernels)
1 package sliced mushrooms
1/2 tsp pepper
1 Tbsp. Olive oil

Salt to taste

To Make

Brown onions in oil. Add mushrooms and corn

. Stir in potatoes. Season with black pepper and salt

Turn heat to low and cover with a lid.

Cook 30 minutes until potatoes are cooked through

 

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Title: Playing Catch

Series: A Baseball Romance

Author Rachelle Alaya

Publisher:  Amiga Book (January 26th 2016)

Pages: 297

Genre: Contemporary, heart-wrenching tale of childhood abuse and recovery,Sports romance

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Jeanine Jewell gets her story next in Playing Catch, a heart-wrenching tale of childhood abuse and recovery.

On the field and off the field, bartender Jeanine Jewell plays, collecting one-night stands like baseball cards. She doesn’t need a man, except to curl her toes and make her scream. She’s learned the hard way that love is about control and manipulation—and the last thing she can handle is letting herself be vulnerable, or having anyone discover her shameful secret.

Scoring women is easy for catcher Kirk Kennedy—they don’t call him “Catch and Release” for nothing. He never goes back for a repeat performance. Being traded to a new city is an opportunity for new adventures—until he runs into Jeanine and she refuses to go home with him.

Intrigued, Kirk is determined to catch the elusive blonde and keep her to himself. When he proposes a wingman to wingwoman friends without benefits relationship, he’s surprised she accepts.

The no benefits clause soon falls by the wayside when neither Jeanine or Kirk can resist their explosive chemistry together. But despite the sparks between the sheets, they both refuse to acknowledge they’re anything more than friends.

Everything changes when Kirk discovers his past is the one Jeanine is hiding from …

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Chapter 1

Some nights, Jeanine Jewell hated herself. Actually, make that most nights.

Twenty-nine years old, part owner of her own business, she was single and definitely not available—at least for more than a night. Her blond hair, sky-blue eyes, and trim figure draped with designer clothing ensured her a steady supply of attractive and desirable men—the type who play, but not for keeps. Which suited her just fine and kept life exciting and fun—or so it seemed to those standing outside the closed doors.

Jeanine pulled on her skinny jeans and tugged her tank top in place, checking her bra straps. The man she’d hooked up with was already snoring like a mad dog. He’d been hot while he kept it up, but unlike his muscles and studly physique, he and that thing between his legs ran out of steam shortly after crossing home plate.

Jeanine plucked the baseball card from the nightstand. Sam Forster, first baseman for the New York Minutes, an expansion team who had to winter out west in Arizona instead of Florida where other east coast teams trained.

She snickered. It was no wonder they called them Minutemen, because one thing was for sure, he’d been fast. She pulled out a black leather notebook. After sliding in the baseball card, she wrote his name, dated it, and scored him. A nine in looks, but a four in bed, and that was being generous.

The hotel he stayed at was five star. His tousled dark brown hair over a chiseled Hollywood handsome face was a heartbreaker. But when it came to performance, Jeanine wondered if she’d be better off testing sex toys.

Except she had an image to keep up, and no one could ever know that she didn’t like sex.

Because she did. Right? Loved it and had the little black book to prove it.

After scanning the upscale room to make sure she hadn’t left anything, Jeanine quietly let herself out. Sam would probably wonder where she went, but maybe not. She never spent the night. Ever.

Let other women whine and moan for cuddling, or wish for after-sex conversation. Jeanine wasn’t made that way. Once the deed was done, her interest level dropped faster than a wrecking ball over a graveyard. Her main goal was to get away, to never look the guy in the eye again, to shield herself from the fake promises to call or the general awkwardness of a sober morning after once the intoxicating hormones of sex and power had dissipated.

It was a little after one in the morning, and the plush burgundy carpeted corridor appeared empty. Jeanine strode briskly toward the elevator. As she turned the corner, a man came out of another hotel room and shut the door slowly so that the lock barely clicked.

Holy hot tomato. Jeanine’s breath caught in her throat.

He was a hunk in tight stretched pants that outlined his fine ass and muscular thighs, and the build? Over six feet tall and broad shouldered without an inch of fat to soften the chiseled marble of his physique.

He ran his sturdy hand over his dirty blond hair, smoothing it back and put on a baseball cap. Rattlers, the hometown team, who’d beaten the Minutemen in tonight’s first spring training game.

Jeanine swallowed her drool, considering. Perhaps this Rattler would rattle her cage and make her scream longer than a minute. But then, even she had standards, and sleeping with another man so soon after her rather forgettable encounter was gross.

“Calling it a night?” She asked, since there was no way to avoid him. She owned the Hot Corner Bar and Grill where many of the Rattlers hung out at, but she’d never met this ballplayer before. Even doing his walk of shame, he looked fresh and peppy.

His too gorgeous blue eyes raked her with a spark of reignited heat. Oh yes, he knew exactly what she was doing skulking down the corridor of a five-star hotel shortly after midnight. Her makeup was off, hair rumpled, and despite smoothing her tank and draping it with a well-worn chambray shirt, she still had that freshly romped look.

But then, it was obvious what he’d been up to. Covering his bed head with a baseball cap? His white shirt was not buttoned correctly and one tail was tucked into his slacks while the other hung out, as if he was advertising what he’d been doing. A buttery, leather jacket was slung over his shoulder, and if it hadn’t been for the misbuttoned shirt, he could have stepped out of a magazine ad for fine men’s wear.

His lip twisted with a confident smirk, he extended his hand for a shake. “Care for a nightcap downstairs?”

Yowza, was he fast. But then, her quickie had left her with plenty of time to kill. One in the morning was still early for a bartender. It was her night off, and she could definitely go a second round—at the bar.

“Why not?” She shook his warm, firm hand, noting the well muscled forearm. Yep. Definitely a ballplayer. “How about we hop back to The Hot Corner? I’m Jeanine, the owner, and I haven’t seen you around.”

“That’s where my new teammates hang out. Kirk Kennedy, catcher. Just got traded to the Rattlers.”

“Ah, I figured you’re new in town. You know Brock Carter? Ryan Hudson?”

“Yep, but I don’t hunt where my teammates hang, if you know what I mean.” Again, he seared her with those clear blue eyes. “I know this great Mexican joint open until three. Hottest tamales in town.”

“New in town and scoring hot tamales already?” She quirked an eyebrow at him, amused that he’d recommended her rival in baseball bars, the unimaginatively named Home Plate. “Sure. I don’t mind checking out the competition and doing a little mystery shopping.”

He offered her his arm, an incredibly gentlemanly gesture, considering they met on their walks of shame.

Jeanine wet her lips and broke into a grin. Maybe, just maybe this night was salvageable.

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Kirk Kennedy was feeling like a couple of million bucks—the numbers on his contract and a new town meant plenty of new faces, figures, and fun.

He loved women, loved their smiles, their stimulating scent, their luscious bodies, and the way they felt beneath, on top, in front and around him, but only for a single night. No expectations and no repeat performances.

Tonight’s pickup hadn’t left him satisfied. What had appeared sexy and hot at the bar turned into a woman who wanted the lights off. So he’d gotten the job done, groping in the dark, but couldn’t wait to hightail out of her room. She was some sort of sports reporter, not that he really cared to find out more.

When she went to the bathroom to clean up, he’d hastily pulled on his clothes, buttoning his shirt in the dark room and snuck out.

The gods must have been smiling on him, because pow! A hot, mussed up blonde still glowing and breathing rapidly from her own encounter strolled by on her walk of shame—or the way she wore it, he’d have to say walk of pride.

She was fairly tall, slender with well-rounded boobs, and legs a mile long—legs that would feel at home wrapped around him or kneeling over him as she rode him hard like a bucking bronco. The lean, well cut clothes and the BMW key fob dangling from her fingers showed her to be a woman of substance—one who played on her own terms without the need for gold digging.

Yep, the gods were smiling.

After chatting her up, he’d asked Jeanine to have a post-sex snack with him. He offered her his arm, and she slipped her elegant hand around the crook of his elbow.

Somehow, Kirk didn’t feel as tawdry leaving the hotel with this woman on his arm. Despite the circumstances, she held her head high and looked classy. She wasn’t dressed fast and loose, but classy: wearing a sedate pair of jeans, a soft work shirt over her white tank and hand-tooled white cowgirl boots. He nodded at the doorman and stepped into the cool Arizona night.

“Mind if we walk?” he asked. “I only have my bike here and no extra helmet for you.”

“I’ve a car,” she said. “I never leave myself without a way out.”

“So, you drove him here?”

“Did you ride her here on your bike?”

Kirk took a closer look at Jeanine. She wasn’t early twenties and stupid, but she was definitely not a cougar. If he were to guess, he’d say she was in her mid to late twenties, and yes, it was smart for a woman to take care of her own travel.

“I met her downstairs at the bar. That’s her hotel room, not mine,” he explained.

“Same here. I mean. That’s his room. I never bring them back to my place.”

“Smart.” He draped his leather jacket over her shoulders. “If we’re walking, you have to stay warm.”

“How about you? Don’t you have to keep your muscles in tip top shape? You boys are playing every day, with only one day off the whole month.”

He put his arm over her shoulder, trapping the jacket on her. “Back where I’m from, it’s still snowing. Besides, the hellfire hot tamales will warm me right back up again.”

And if he were lucky, he’d get a taste of that tamale between her legs.

She giggled, shaking her head. “Or have you on the run—to the john. Seriously, you ought to try our nuclear wings—on the house.”

“Still trying to get me to your corner?” He pulled her into a brisk walk down the sidewalk.

“They don’t call it The Hot Corner for nothing.” She nudged him with her elbow.

Yep, he’d bet all her corners were hot and spicy, but he had a rule. He avoided running into anyone he bedded. Which worked great in New York City, but not so great if the hottest woman in Phoenix owned a bar where all his teammates hung out at.

Things could get complicated fast, and Kirk Kennedy did not do complications.

[END OF EXCERPT. To read more, please order Playing Catch from Amazon]

MY REVIEW

4 meows and 4 purrs ( lots of heat)

I am going to warn anyone  with emotional triggers this story deals with Child abuse and rape, I will add that it is well written and handled tastefully with a happy ending.

Jeanine appears to be a strong independent woman. She is part owner of a Bar with her best friend Marsha and is supermodel beautiful. All men want her which makes it easy for her to  have her one night stands. She has rules. She never plays in her home territory ( her bar or the home team), she never sleeps over, never brings a man into her home, and never sees him twice. Everything is fine. Until she meets Kirk doing the same walk of shame she is.

Kirk has his own issues and never sees the same woman twice, doesn’t want a family or children because he doesn’t want  to chance  bringing a child up like he was, left at baby sitters while his parents have flings. Until he meets the beautiful Jeanine and wants to know what makes her tick.

This is a fabulous story of two broken people finding each other and  falling in love. It is not instant love, but a slow burn that has many obstacles. There are lots of twists and surprises. Some rather shocking.

I will say one thing threw me off. There were a few things that happened towards the end that threw me off and I would have liked a little more on that. It didn’t really have a bearing on the story was just a couple characters and also Kirks brother. There was a mention od Marsha and Brock getting treatment and I am like where did this happen and why was it brought up?  The story seemed to get rushed at the end. Other than that it was awesome.

If you like strong women, baseball players, stories dealing with surviving child abuse and emotional abuse, and a great love story this is for you!

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Meet Rachelle:

Rachelle Ayala is a bestselling author of contemporary romance and romantic suspense. Her foremost goal is to take readers on a shared emotional journey with her characters as they grow and become more true to themselves. Rachelle believes in the power of love to overcome obstacles and feels that everyone should find love as often as possible, especially if it’s within the pages of a book.

Her book, Knowing Vera, won the 2015 Angie Ovation Award, and A Father for Christmas garnered a 2015 Readers’ Favorite Gold Award.

She is also a writing teacher and founder of the Romance In A Month writing community. She lives in California with her husband and has three children and two birds.

Message from the Rachelle

Hello, everyone. I am a writer who loves to combine romance with suspense and humor. My foremost goal is to take you, the reader, on a shared emotional journey with me as my characters grow and become more true to themselves. I believe stories are the means for us to connect and experience life in new ways. As a writer, I’m privileged to share my private dreams and visions with readers. I’m a romantic. I believe in the power of love to overcome obstacles and feel that everyone should find love as often as possible, even if it’s within the pages of a book. Happy reading and loving!

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Books by Rachelle Ayala

Michal’s Window

 Sports Romances

Played by Love

Playing the Rookie

Roaring Hot!

Playing Without Rules

The Remingtons: Leap, Laugh, Love

Intercepted by Love [Parts 1 – 6]

Playing Catch

Christmas Romances

A Father for Christmas

Christmas Flirt

Christmas Stray

A Pet for Christmas

Christmas Lovebirds

Santa’s Pet

Jewells in Love

Whole Latte Love

Chance for Love

Broken Build

Hidden Under Her Heart

Knowing Vera

Sánchez Sisters

Taming Romeo

Claiming Carlos

I hope you try the recipe if ya do let me know how you liked it. I am going to try it soon.  I have read a few of Rachelle’s books and loved them..this one included.

Remember…If you can Dream if ~~You can do it

Cat’s Meow Reviews that Purr~~ Valentines Special ~~Valentines Pets and Kisses Box set

Hi Y’all Its time for a new review special. This month I am featuring Valentine books. Some will have sweet romances of Valentine stories other may have the cupid himself. I have rounded up a few great sounding books so join me for the fun and see if you find a book or several to add to your reading list this month.

I am kicking the month off with a boxed set called Valentine Pets and Kisses. It has 14 sweet romances books by 14 fabulous authors.

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I am reviewing three of the stories for you this week and featuring Rachelle Alaya, Aubrey Wynne, and Cindy Flores Martinez.

First up is Aubrey Wynne with

19 Ivy Lane –  A mysterious woman and her cat befriend a postman and set tongues wagging on Ivy Lane. But when he delivers a long-awaited letter, will his heart be “returned to sender?”

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My Review ~5 meows

Eloise is a young want to be actress. She is young, beautiful and gullible. She falls for a popular screenwriters charms and thinks he is going to ask her to marry him. Instead, he tells her he is going to go to Rome for a shoot. Left near penniless and homeless he makes her and offer to get a place his aunt left him in a small remote town ready to place on the market.
Victor, the local mailman, has had his eye on 19 Ivy-lane for all of his life. It has been his dream home but when the widow died and left it to her sister, no one ever came to sell it. One day a beautiful woman shows up to clean it up. Will he get more in the bargain than a home or will he get broken heart?

19 Ivy-lane is a poignant historical, romance. I loved Eloise and Victor and routed all the way. If you like a lovely, well-written, clean historical romance you will adore this one!

I asked Aubrey if she ever received a Pet for Valentines.

The Year of The Fish: I wanted a puppy or another horse. My husband did not. “We have two horses and a mule and two dogs. We’re good.” Over 40, I knew it would fill that maternal need that my classroom children could not. I needed something else to smother.

On Valentine’s Day, my stubborn husband presented with a beta fish. Much to his surprise, I loved him. I named him Azul for his bright beautiful blue color, put him in a huge crystal flower vase (that made my mother daily, wiggling his tail.

Yes, I know. That’s how they swim. Yes, I know. They can’t “hear.” But I swear that fish enjoyed my company. He would stay and watch me for as long as I sat next to his crystal aquarium. He lived almost three years. Quite long for a beta, I think. And I give credit the one-sided conversations we had.

Meet  Aubrey Wynne

Bestselling and award-winning author Aubrey Wynne resides in the Midwest with her husband, dogs, horses, mule and barn cats. She is an elementary teacher by trade, champion of children and animals by conscience, and author by night. Obsessions include history, travel, trail riding and all things Christmas. Her stories, Merry Christmas, Henry, and Pete’s Mighty Purty Privies received Best Short Romance and Other in the Preditors & Editors Reader’s Choice of 2013 and 2014.

Aubrey’s life experiences are often hidden “between the lines” of her books. As a volunteer humane investigator for rural Illinois, the furry friends she has encountered often make appearances in her stories. The upcoming  series “A Vintage Romance” was inspired by tales of her stepfather, who served for the British Air Force in WWII. The stories will be set in the first half of the 20th century, beginning with 19 Ivy Lane, in 1950s Hollywood. Wynne’s first love is historical romance. Her medieval fantasy series “Medieval Encounters” will launch in 2016 with Rolf’s Quest.

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Next up is Rachelle Alaya and The Valentine Hounddog

Valentine Hound Dog – Rachelle Ayala
A fashion designer and her basset hound puppy convince a burned ex-firefighter that beauty is never skin deep and neither is love.

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 My Review 5 meows 

I loved this story. It is my first in the Have a Hart series( I did buy the first after reading this) and am eagerly waiting for Connor’s story.
Valentine Hounddog is a sweet short story about a beautiful fashion designer and an ex-fireman that was burned severely in a fire. This is a fresh take on the beauty and the beast story though I hated whenever the presses or anyone referred to him as a beast. I never saw him as anything but a hero and a very sexy, sweet, kind man at that.
Take a hot man that risk’s his life to save children falls in love with a cute, funny basset hound and a fashion designer he thinks is out of his league you have a well-written story you won’t want to put down.

I asked Rachelle a favorite Valentine Memory

  Playing Stupid Cupid in our college dorm and buying nasty magazines for my target. Cutting out pictures and pasting them inside a heart shaped box of chocolate so when he opened the chocolate box everyone got a great view of the pictures. 

Meet Rachelle

Rachelle Ayala is a bestselling author of contemporary romance and romantic suspense. Her foremost goal is to take readers on a shared emotional journey with her characters as they grow and become more true to themselves. Rachelle believes in the power of love to overcome obstacles and feels that everyone should find love as often as possible, especially if it’s within the pages of a book.

Her book, Knowing Vera, won the 2015 Angie Ovation Award, and A Father for Christmas garnered a 2015 Readers’ Favorite Gold Award.

She is also a writing teacher and founder of the Romance In A Month writing community. She lives in California with her husband and has three children and two birds.

You can stalk—oops—follow Rachelle

Download a FREE surprise ebook by subscribing to her newsletter: http://bit.ly/RachAyala and find her books at online retailers Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Apple iBookstore, Google Play, and Smashwords. Borrow her books at Scribd.

Amazon Author Page: http://amazon.com/author/rachelleayala

Newsletter: http://bit.ly/RachAyala [get free copy of Christmas Stray]

My Sales Links: http://rachelleayala.me/books/christmas-stray/

Facebook Reader’s Club: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ClubRachelleAyala/

Reader’s Guide: http://rachelleayala.me/reading-guide/

Website: http://rachelleayala.me

Blog: http://rachelleayala.com

Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+RachelleAyalaWriter/posts

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RachelleAyalaWriter

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AyalaRachelle

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Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/ayalarachelle/

Last but  not least is  Cindy Flores Martinez with Three plus Three by Cindy Flores Martinez

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Two years after losing her husband, a grieving widow, Violet, and their beloved bichon fries visit their favorite place the day before Valentine’s Day. While they are there, Violet meets a handsome widower who makes her feel alive again.

My Review 5 meows

  I can’t say much more about this without spoilers the blurb above says it all.

Three Plus Three is a bit sadder than the other two, yet just as beautiful and a sweet romance. My heart went out to both Violet and Tom. A lovely well-written story perfect for a valentine read.

Cindy is going to share a favorite Valentine Memory.

My Favorite Valentine’s Day

by

Cindy Flores Martinez

 

When I look back through the past, I can remember so many wonderful Valentine’s Days. There were the times my dad took my mom and me to dinner, the times I went to school dances or parties, and the times I celebrated with the men in my life. I can even remember some of the gifts I received, but when I consider my most favorite Valentine’s Day, my thoughts drift back to my childhood. Nothing else was more exciting than being in the first, second and third grade and celebrating that special day at school.

Every year was the same fun-filled experience. The night before the big event, my parents would take me to the store where I pored over all the boxed Valentine’s Day cards, which always had a variety of designs on the inside. Choosing only one wasn’t easy, but I finally settled on a collection. Afterward, I would rush home, spread them all out on the dining room table and decide which students I wanted to give them to. The prettiest cards always went to my friends. The cards I liked the least were for the mean kids. It was my childish revenge, I guess.

The next day, the anticipation overwhelmed me as I made my way to school with all of those cards carefully stored inside a shoe box. Sheer excitement followed as we all exchanged cards and then admired the ones we received during our party, which was full of sweet Valentine treats. Those days were so simple.A complete contrast to the romantic dinners and gifts of adulthood, but they were unforgettable. I’m sure I’m not the only one who fondly looks back at those times.

 

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FOURTEEN ALL-NEW, SWEET VALENTINE ROMANCES

Candy and canines. Flowers and felines. Celebrate this Valentine’s Day with your sweethearts of the human and fuzzy varieties!

Nothing is more heart-warming than kisses from the pet who adores you and the man who loves you, so snuggle up with VALENTINE PETS & KISSES — an anthology of fourteen sweet romances from USA Today bestselling and award-winning authors — and strike the perfect mood for moonlit walks and candlelight dinners with your pet and sweetheart.

Valentine Hound Dog – Rachelle Ayala
A fashion designer and her basset hound puppy convince a burned ex-firefighter that beauty is never skin deep and neither is love.

The Crazy Girl’s Handbook – DelSheree Gladden
Watching her nephews was supposed to be a fun and relaxing weekend for Greenly, not a never ending disaster all witnessed by the best blind date she ever stood up.

The Vet’s Valentine Gift – J.L. Campbell
A veterinarian is caught between his job, an ex, a menagerie and love. Can a little Cupid fix things by Valentine’s Day?

Her Perfect Catch – K.L. Brady
Years of faithful dog-sitting pays sweet dividends when a struggling sports writer scores tickets to the Super Bowl and encounters her favorite football player.

Inflamed – Jade Kerrion
A firefighter running from his past convinces a hard-luck single mother to believe in happy endings.

Remember When – Hope Welsh
Laura and Brent really tried to make their marriage work, but in the end, it just wasn’t meant to be–or was it?

Your Biggest Fan? – Sydney Aaliyah Michelle
Snowed in with the man of her dreams, a football fan and her dog find love.

The Feline Fix – Caroline Bell Foster
A scientist questions her cat’s loyalty when it comes to love and a hunky policeman.

Trembling Hearts – Suzette Riddick

A daring young woman crashes into the life of a disfigured recluse and his pooch. Can love be far behind?

Valentino, Be Mine – Tina D.C. Hayes
Sparks fly when two people who can’t stand each other wind up dog-sitting a rambunctious little Yorkie that needs a new home.

Lost and Found – Jeanne Bannon
Stuck with her ex’s puppy, a young teacher meets a new man after a series of unfortunate events.

Surviving San Francisco – Susan Oloier
A small town girl survives San Francisco after she hits a cat and falls for a handsome veterinarian.

19 Ivy Lane – Aubrey Wynne A mysterious woman and her cat befriend a postman and set tongues wagging on Ivy Lane. But when he delivers a long-awaited letter, will his heart be “returned to sender?”

Three Plus Three – Cindy Flores Martinez
A grieving widow and her beloved doggie meet a handsome widower the day before Valentine’s Day.

More books by Rachelle Ayala

 

Michal’s Window

Sports Romances

Played by Love

Playing the Rookie

Roaring Hot!

Playing Without Rules

The Remingtons: Leap, Laugh, Love

Intercepted by Love [Parts 1 – 6]

Playing Catch

Christmas Romances

A Father for Christmas

Christmas Flirt

Christmas Stray

A Pet for Christmas

Christmas Lovebirds

Santa’s Pet

Jewells in Love

Whole Latte Love

 

Chance for Love

Broken Build

Hidden Under Her Heart

Knowing Vera

 

Sánchez Sisters

Taming Romeo

Claiming Carlos

 

Cat’s Meow ~~Reviews that Purr~~ A Christmas Stray

Hi,  Y’all and welcome back for another holiday special. Everyone seemed to enjoy the Christmas specials I decided to make this a monthly theme. This month I chose Snow. (I haven’t gotten any yet, and chances are I won’t get much so I will enjoy it in books! ( no shoveling this way either).

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I am kicking the Month off with A Christmas Stray by  Rachelle Ayala.Everyone can get a copy of A Christmas Stray [ebook] free if they sign up for her Newsletter. Thanks, Rachelle! That’s Awesome!

I asked Rachelle her Top 10 things to do in the snow!

Make a snowman and snowdog!

  1. Snow angels
  2. Snowball fight
  3. Lick Snowcones? brrr…
  4. Sledding down a snowy hill
  5. Skiing and not falling too badly
  6. Shoving Snow down your boyfriend’s pants
  7. Kissing in a snowstorm
  8. Waking up to a winter wonderland
  9. The Silence while the snow is falling

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A Christmas Stray

Length 106 pages

Publisher February 11th 2015 by Amiga Books

Heat: Moderate

Meows: 5

Juliette Martin does not ever want to celebrate Christmas again, not when it means reliving the last one after her six-year-old son, Jeremiah, passed away on Christmas Eve.

She and husband, Gabe, find themselves snowed in at a mountain cabin with a pair of strays. Juliette desperately needs a miracle to save her marriage and restore her faith in God. Can a stray dog and an orphan boy help her believe in the magic of Christmas and the power of love?

MY REVIEW

A Christmas Stray is a bittersweet story of loss and love. It makes us face reality in the fact that life isn’t always sweet. We have death and the pain of our marriages falling apart. I loved the twist of what happens when they are stranded. My heart went out to both Juliette and Gabe in different ways.  I absolutely adored the magic of Peter and Puppy. If there is ever a story that embodies Christmas magic its this one.

If you love a bittersweet romance, orphans, elves, puppies and an allover fabulous holiday romance, you will love this one.

 

Christmas Stray

 

Here is a sneak peek at A Christmas stray

Chapter One

The little cabin was almost perfect. Remote, tucked beneath fir and pine trees, rustic, and private. Snowdrifts were piled on each side of the plowed driveway, and the snow-covered tin roof was sloped at a steep angle just like in the Alps.

As soon as her husband, Gabe, shut off the ignition, Juliette Martin pounced out the door of their Mercedes Benz. She hadn’t spoken to him the last two hours of the drive, not since he mentioned the Christmas tree.

Sure enough, there was a tree twinkling with lights in the window of the cabin. Juliette pulled out her cell phone to call the management company.

“Ah, it looks quite lovely, don’t you think?” Her husband massaged her shoulders.

“Lovely or not, I specified no Christmas decorations. They need to remove the tree.”

She spoke to the management company while Gabe retrieved the key from the lockbox.

“Let’s go in and warm up,” he said. “I still don’t see why you don’t want the tree. It’s not as if it has any of our own ornaments on it.”

A pang of grief caught in her throat. Gabe really didn’t understand. Either that, or he was tired of her being an emotional wreck. This getaway was supposed to revive their marriage. From the looks of it, it was more like the last gasp of a beached whale.

“I don’t want a tree. No decorations. Nothing.” She followed Gabe into the cabin. “I thought you told them.”

Which was why she was so angry with him. He’d meant for them to have a tree. He knew about it when he mentioned it two hours back, and darn it all, he knew exactly how she felt.

He feathered his fingers down the side of her neck and peered into her eyes. “Hey, I thought it would cheer you up. Us coming here to create new memories.”

Juliette melted, a little. Her husband was a kind man, a tad insensitive, but his forehead was creased with concern, and face it, he was as gorgeous as they came. Except nothing, but nothing would take away Jeremiah’s death. Nothing.

“No memories will replace Miah.” She lowered her face before he could see the sprinkling of tears in her eyes.

Last Christmas Eve had been Jeremiah’s last one—spent in the children’s hospital. He’d been so weak with leukemia he couldn’t lift his head when they trimmed the spindly little tree in his room. But he’d still smiled at the ornaments she’d made for him. And she’d been stupid and thought God would grant her prayers and give them a miracle.

She well remembered the star she’d placed on the top. One that she’d named the miracle star. It was a silly little thing, of course. One made of cardboard painted white and sprinkled with silver glitter.

“You’re thinking about the miracle star, aren’t you?” Gabe caressed her cheek, tucking a strand of hair behind her ear.

She tore away from him. She didn’t deserve his attention and care. Not when her heart was crushed under the weight of guilt. She hadn’t wanted Jeremiah when she first discovered she was pregnant. The time hadn’t been right. She’d actually hoped for a miscarriage. But by the time he was born, she was head over heels in love with her little Miah. Too bad God had other plans for him, plans that included striking him with leukemia when he was four and letting him linger two years before his body gave out the day before Christmas.

“Just get this crap out of here.” She attacked the Christmas tree, knocking the star from the top. “I will never, ever celebrate Christmas again.”

“Whoa, whoa, don’t break anything.” Gabe pulled her from the tree and into his arms. “We won’t celebrate Christmas, but you need to get control of yourself.”

“Let me hibernate all December and wake up after the New Year when all the trees have been composted and people are thinking income taxes instead of eggnog.”

Juliette couldn’t help the sobs of another impending breakdown. The last few days of Jeremiah’s life had been full of fake holiday cheer. He’d made his Christmas wish list, been greeted by Santa and his elves, all of them wearing face masks, and was even allowed to pick one gift to open.

He’d chosen a stuffed dog, a black and brown wiry one with pointy ears and large sad eyes.

Meet Rachelle

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Rachelle Ayala is a bestselling author of contemporary romance and romantic suspense. Her foremost goal is to take readers on a shared emotional journey with her characters as they grow and become more true to themselves. Rachelle believes in the power of love to overcome obstacles and feels that everyone should find love as often as possible, especially if it’s within the pages of a book.

Her book, Knowing Vera, won the 2015 Angie Ovation Award, and A Father for Christmas garnered a 2015 Readers’ Favorite Gold Award.

She is also a writing teacher and founder of the Romance In A Month writing community. She lives in California with her husband and has three children and two birds.

You can stalk—oops—follow Rachelle

Download a FREE surprise ebook by subscribing to her newsletter: http://bit.ly/RachAyala and find her books at online retailers Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Apple iBookstore, Google Play, and Smashwords. Borrow her books at Scribd.

Amazon Author Page: http://amazon.com/author/rachelleayala

Newsletter: http://bit.ly/RachAyala [get free copy of Christmas Stray]

My Sales Links: http://rachelleayala.me/books/christmas-stray/

Facebook Reader’s Club: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ClubRachelleAyala/

Reader’s Guide: http://rachelleayala.me/reading-guide/

Website: http://rachelleayala.me

Blog: http://rachelleayala.com

Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+RachelleAyalaWriter/posts

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RachelleAyalaWriter

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AyalaRachelle

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/rachelleayala

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/ayalarachelle/

Books by Rachelle Ayala 

Michal’s Window

Sports Romances

Played by Love

Playing the Rookie

Roaring Hot!

Playing Without Rules

The Remingtons: Leap, Laugh, Love

Intercepted by Love [Parts 1 – 6]

Playing Catch

Christmas Romances

A Father for Christmas

Christmas Flirt

Christmas Stray

A Pet for Christmas

Christmas Lovebirds

Santa’s Pet 

Jewells in Love

Whole Latte Love

Chance for Love

Broken Build

Hidden Under Her Heart

Knowing Vera

Sánchez Sisters

Taming Romeo

Claiming Carlos

 

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