Aria Bliss ~ Lead Me Here ~ Release Blitz / Teasers / Excerpt / ARC Review

 

 

 

RELEASE BLITZ

 

Title: Lead Me Here

Series: A Drunk Love Romantic Comedy #3

Author: Aria Bliss

 

Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: June 28, 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

BLURB

 

Secrets are a recipe for disaster, even for relationships that only last four days.

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They say time heals all wounds, but what if unintentional secrets are involved? Or more accurately, unintentional secret babies.

I tried to find him—I really did—but what was I to do with nothing more than a first name?

After we spent four amazing days together, he left me a note with what I can only assume was his full name and phone number, but his handwriting is like chicken scratch. It also didn’t help that my roommate decided to do me a solid and washed all my clothes before I had a chance to clean out my pockets.

Needless to say, the note didn’t survive.

Now, four and a half years later, I find myself standing in front of the same grumpy stranger that changed my life forever.

Now, I’m about to change his because he has no idea, he has a three-year-old daughter.

♥ ♥ ♥

Agreeing to keep our identities a secret may have been the dumbest idea ever, especially considering the consequences of four wild and perfectly wonderful nights together. When our time together came to an end, we went our separate ways, and I never saw him again. Fast forward four and a half years and imagine my surprise to discover he’s my new landlord. 

Lead Me Here is a dual POV steamy full-length STANDALONE romance filled with lots of sexy times in the bedroom, profanity, and love with a HEA ending!

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXCERPT

 

Without hesitation, he drops to the floor. He struggles for a moment to open the cabinet door. I installed a child safety lock since I store cleaning products under the sink. I tense as I wait for him to say something, but he remains silent. He doesn’t even look up at me in confusion.

 

Once he has the door open, he moves the cleaning products aside and rotates until he’s lying on his back.

 

An involuntary gasp escapes me. I curl my lips around my teeth and struggle to slow my breathing. Seeing his firm body spread out in my kitchen floor with his head under my sink just might be one of the hottest images I’ve ever seen.

 

His shirt pulls tight against his body, highlighting the curves and ridges of his chest. A chest I once explored for hours on end. Like an idiot, I let my eyes shift down. His dress pants do nothing to hide the bulge between his legs.

 

I take a deep breath and turn my gaze away. Nothing good can come from fantasizing about his package. His very generous and talented package.

 

“Can you hand me the small screwdriver from my bag?” His voice echoes from beneath the cabinet, dragging me out of my lust-filled stupor.

 

“I’m sorry, what?” My mind fixates on a single word he said and everything else fades into the background. Screw. Yes, please. I’d very much like to screw again.

 

He shifts his head slightly so he can look at me. “My bag. I can’t reach it. There’s a screwdriver just inside the zipper. Can you get it for me?”

 

“Oh, yes.” I step over him and kneel next to his bag. From this angle I can see his handsome face and strong arms. He looks serious and deep in thought, similarly to how he looked that first day I built up the courage to talk to him.

 

“Chelsea?”

 

I shake my head and when my eyes come back into focus, he’s watching me watch him. I’d been so lost in my thoughts; I didn’t notice when his eyes met mine.

 

“Yeah, sorry. Screwdriver.” I unzip his bag—doing everything in my power to not think about unzipping his pants instead—and find the screwdriver right away. I hand it to him, quickly stand, and move away before I do something stupid like pounce him and rip all of his clothes off.

 

 

 

 

 

 

GOODREADS LINK: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/60737882-lead-me-here

BOOKBUB LINK:  https://www.bookbub.com/books/lead-me-here-a-grumpy-sunshine-romantic-comedy-a-drunk-love-romantic-comedy-book-3-by-aria-bliss

 

PURCHASE LINKS

US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09WM28S75
UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B09WM28S75
CA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B09WM28S75
AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B09WM28S75

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My ARC Review

This was my first book by Aria – I know this is the third book in this series, but it is easily read as a standalone but the family connections and world building that refer back to the other two books just make me want to read them more – this was a good read and I enjoyed it, so if you like a second chance / grumpy/sunshine / opposites attract /secret baby / family drama read then you should give this a go.

Dexter is one of a few siblings from a very wealthy family, but he’s a little different from his brothers and sisters, who all knew what they wanted to do with their lives – he doesn’t – he’s also the grumpy, standoffish, emotionally closed off type. The siblings have decided to go into a joint business venture together running a pub/restaurant and Dexter is feeling the pressure of this as it gets nearer the time to open and he doesn’t want to let them down, so goes on a walking retreat in the Grand Canyon for a few days to get himself together.

Chelsea is a photographer and the only other single person on the retreat. She is the complete opposite of Dexter – always talking, laughing, smiling, full of the joys of spring. The connect on this retreat but realised it is just for a few days and both agree to keep it that way and do not swap personal details – the problem being they both fall harder for each other than expected and Chelsea ends up pregnant, with no details on how to find Dexter.

Four years later and Chelsea is now a fashion photographer and is moving to NYC to set up a studio there – her new landlord turns out to be Dexter. Their reconnection brings up all the old feelings for each other, that never really went away – both trying to get on with their lives but unable to forget their spectacular four days together and no one coming close to comparing. But Chelsea now has to let Dexter know that he is the father of her nearly four year old daughter Ruby – things get a little complicated!

A good engaging read, I liked the characters, Dexter is a hot grumpy and passionate man, not one to show his feelings often, but his love for Ruby was wonderful. Chelsea tries her best to please everyone at the same time, which leads to conflict. Dexter has a wonderful support group in his family (but they can be too intrusive). Well worth the read – I wouldn’t particularly class it as a romantic comedy, yes there are some lighter witty parts, but it is a more angsty emotional contemporary read for me.

 

 

 

 

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#1 Not For Me

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Free in Kindle Unlimited

 

 

 

 

 

 

AUTHOR BIO

 

Sexy & Fun Romance with a healthy dose of Real Life

 

Aria Bliss writes steamy, emotionally charged contemporary romance with humor, drama, and big feels. She has a soft spot for single dads, second chances, forbidden romance, and grumpy bad boys with sweet centers that are impossible not to love.

 

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