Author: Stina Lindenblatt

Excerpt: Once Upon a Cowboy by Stina Lindenblatt

Posted November 20, 2018 by Rowena in Promotions | 0 Comments

Once upon a time, I used to love the heck out of western romances. I haven’t read one in ages but when this book was brought to my attention, I perked right up. This series sounds like a good one and Once Upon a Cowboy, the second book in the Copper Creek series released last week so it can be yours today for the low price of $3.99!!

Excerpt: Once Upon a Cowboy by Stina LindenblattOnce Upon a Cowboy (Copper Creek, #2) by Stina Lindenblatt
Series: Copper Creek #2
Publisher: Self-Published
Publication Date: November 14, 2018
Format: eBook
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 297
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Cinderella's fairy godmother just turned hot. And male. Very, very male.

Sexy cowboy Jake Daniels has three priorities in his life: his horse ranch that he manages with his brother, his family, and Sophie West. Sophie is the ranch’s horse trainer and his close friend. The one thing he doesn’t have time for is a girlfriend. And he especially doesn’t have time for a relationship with an employee. Mixing business with pleasure never ends well. Been there. Done that. Had it branded on his ass.

Not a problem—until Sophie asks for his help. She’s tired of being single. She’s ready to find her soul mate—or at least a nice man. The issue? She’s socially awkward around guys she’s interested in. The solution? Recruit Jake to be her “fairy godfather” and help her be more confident, especially around the new veterinarian who just moved into town.

Great plan, except Sophie's no naive Cinderella and Jake realizes if anyone's going to be her Prince Charming, he wants it to be him. If only he didn't have to put his heart on the line to win hers.

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Excerpt

“So will you do it?” she asks.

I’m about to say “Hell, yes.” Of course I’d be more than happy to give her all the orgasms she can handle…and then some. But a voice in my head points out that I’m a dumbass. That’s not what she’s talking about.

“Will you be like my fairy godmother? You know, the one who turns Cinderella’s rags into a ball gown and a pumpkin into a sparkly coach?”

Here’s the thing about men. Half the time we have no idea what women are talking about. What might seem highly logical to the woman is miles from there for the man.

This is one of those times.

“I have no idea what you’re talking about, Soph. For one, I’m a man. Two—while I might not know anything about the movie, I’m pretty sure the fairy godmother performs some sort of magical spell. Unfortunately, my business degree didn’t include any courses along those lines.”

Chuckling, she pats my arm. “That doesn’t matter. It’s like the Cinderella trope in romances. A friend—sometimes a female and sometimes a gay guy—turns the dull, kind of ugly heroine into a beautiful swan. Then the prince—or whoever the guy might be—falls in love with her.”

“One—you’re already beautiful. You don’t need help with that. And two—are you telling me you think I’m gay?” I slap my hand against my chest, the move as genuine as veneer is to wood.

She laughs. “I’m aware that you’re one hundred percent heterosexual man, which is why I need your help. Who better to teach me to be more comfortable around guys I’m interested in than you?”

Even though the words are coated with syrup to sweeten the blow, they’re a sucker punch to the gut.

One.

Two.

Three…you’re out.

I must have misheard her. That has to be it. There’s no way she just asked me to help her land a boyfriend.

“Please, Jake. You’re my only hope.” The pleading in her voice is like going for another round with a heavyweight champ. You’re already weakened from the first blow and now more likely to go down for the final count.

“Except I have no idea how to teach you something like that. It’s not a skill I’ve ever had to think about.”

She reaches up and kisses my cheek. “I’m sure you’ll figure something out.”

An electrical hum vibrates from the spot where her lips touched me, and I resist the urge to cover it with my fingers.

Remember how I said I would do anything for her?

Now I’m wishing that wasn’t true.

But Ryan is a nice guy. Is he damaged after finding out his fiancée cheated on him?

Possibly.

Sophie deserves to be with someone who makes her happy. She deserves for all her dreams to come true.

Ryan could be that guy…if he gives her a chance.

You really are an idiot, my heart says.

I ignore it.

“All right,” I say. “I’ll help you. I don’t know how I’m going to do it, because I’m guessing this isn’t something I can Google to find the answer. But somehow I’ll help you win your man.”

The bright side?

Once she and Ryan are headed toward their own happily ever after, I can finally move on.

I can finally stop lusting after my best friend.

She flings her arms around my shoulders. Her sweet scent of strawberries and cream teases me. Not helping me, Soph. “Thank you so much, Jake. I owe you big-time.”

My arms automatically go around her and I hold her close. Closer than I should, given we’re just friends and I promised to help her with her love life.

Even with our jackets on, I can feel her heat sinking into my body. It fuels my heart rate,
causing it to kick up a notch.

This isn’t the first time I’ve hugged her.

But it is the first time it’s felt this way. This amazing.

Shit.

Copper Creek

About Stina Lindenblatt

I’m a traditionally and indie published romance author. My traditional books are heavy on heart and emotion. My indie books are on the light and hilarious side of things. But either way, my stories are full of sexy times. I love to travel, and have lived in England, the US, Canada, and Finland. In my free time, I enjoy photography, especially the close-up variety.


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Review: This One Moment by Stina Lindenblatt

Posted May 23, 2016 by Rowena in Reviews | 1 Comment

Review: This One Moment by Stina LindenblattReviewer: Rowena
This One Moment by Stina Lindenblatt
Series: Pushing Limits #1
Publisher: Loveswept
Publication Date: April 5, 2016
Genres: New Adult
Pages: 264
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two-stars

Fame, fortune, and stadiums full of screaming fans are right around the corner for the rock band at the heart of Stina Lindenblatt’s steamy, intense Pushing Limits series. But it’s an epic love affair that steals the show in this opening act.

When Nolan Kincaid skipped town to chase the music career of his dreams, he knew he wouldn’t miss the reminders of his broken family—he wasn’t so sure he could forget the girl he left behind. Now his band is touring nonstop, the recording sessions go all night, and the groupies are crazed. But when he hears that Hailey Wilkins is in trouble, he drops everything.

Hailey thought she’d missed her chance with Nolan. Five years ago, the moment she realized she loved him was the moment he decided to leave. Now, when a brutal assault lands her in the ICU, Nolan flies straight to her bedside, acting like nothing’s changed. What’s a rock star like him doing, canceling shows and risking his record deal, just to nurse an old friend back to health? And why should Hailey believe he’ll stay this time?

With her attacker still at large, Nolan’s ready to rise to the occasion. He knows he let Hailey down once before, but he’s ready to give her everything, heart and soul—and he’ll fight for the chance to prove it.

READ AT YOUR OWN RISK. THERE WILL BE SPOILERS

The blurb for this book caught my attention since I love rock star romances and one with a hero that drops everything and rushes back to the girl he’s always loved because she was attacked and is in a coma? I was definitely interested in reading that one. I was curious to find out why he left the girl behind. I wanted to see this best friends to lovers romance come to life and while the book started off interesting, too much happened in the book that pissed me off. I kept reading, hoping that things would turn around but it never did. Gah.

Nolan Kincaid skipped town as soon as he could to chase his dreams of becoming a rock star. He left everything and everyone behind, including his best friend and the only girl he’s ever loved, Hailey. He lives in Los Angeles and left Nolan Kincaid in his past. He’s known as Tyler now and has no plans to ever go back to being Nolan until he gets a phone call from the one person he stayed in contact with from his past. Hailey has been attacked and is in a coma so Nolan runs back home to be with his girl.

In the beginning of the book, I enjoyed seeing how anxious Nolan was to get to Hailey. A lot of things were thrown on his plate right before his band went on stage but the one thing that he couldn’t get past was Hailey being in a coma. He rushed to the hospital as quickly as he could and stayed by her side until he felt she was safe.

Everything was going great until Hailey woke up and then everything happened at warped speed. Hailey opens her eyes and immediately lays into Nolan for being gone so long and for cutting her out of his life. Like, no big deal. I was just attacked, almost killed and woke up from a coma but I’m well enough to give my best friend hell for being a dick for the last five years. Really? Then she’s released and doesn’t seem to care that her attacker is still out running the streets. She almost just died but she’s not scared of her killer coming back to finish the job, she’s not even hurt anymore. She’s mad that Nolan thinks he’s staying at her house with her. I’m sorry but if I was attacked the way that Hailey was, so bad that the guy almost killed me, I’d be a lot more scared of my shadow than Hailey seemed to be. Don’t even get me started on her parents. They freaking still went on their planned vacation and left Hailey all alone. WTF kind of parent does that shit? I’m sorry but I’m stuck to my daughter’s side like glue until the attacker is behind bars or six feet in the ground. I’m not sipping mai tais on the fucking Carnival cruise ship.

Dafuq

There were a lot of things that ticked me off while I was reading this book. The way that Nolan handled his relationship with Hailey coming out to the public. The way that Nolan was the only person that seemed to care that Hailey’s attacker was still out there and then when he should have been with Hailey, he wasn’t and Hailey almost paid for that. The whole freaking time I was reading this book, I kept hoping that things would turn around. That Nolan would get his shit together and that Hailey would stop being a dumbass about everything but that never really happened.

The whole mystery behind who the attacker was? Yeah, I knew exactly who it was and what happened. So when I finally finished the book, I was glad to be done with it all because when all was said and done and they finally get their shit together, I wasn’t satisfied so I’m not planning on reading any further in this series.

2 out of 5

two-stars


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