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Interview with an Author Featuring Victoria Monroe

The Literary Vixen presents…

Joining us today is Victoria Monroe! Author of Lucky, in Love which released on July 12th 2020.

How long have you been writing?

I’ve always been writing—poems, ideas, thoughts… I’ve been writing to publish since 2012.

Describe a typical writing day.

That’s a loaded question (laughs). Most of the time, my days aren’t structured around writing. My days are busy… so when inspiration strikes, I write notes on my phone, hand write pages in notebooks—I’ve even filled a napkin with a conversation that came to me. When I dedicate time to writing—I play music, drink coffee and allow my fingers let it all out.

Where do you get your inspiration for your books?

My two biggest muses are nature and music. Both of those things are essential to me as an individual. I’m outside as much as I possibly can be—it’s an interesting dynamic when my mind clears of daily static and inspiration emerges. I get a lot more from nature than I ever seek. Nature and music are also essential components in each of my stories.

Do you have a favorite character that you have written? If so, who? And what makes them so special.

Every character is screaming at me from somewhere in my writer’s brain, “Pick me, pick me” (laughs)! They are all special and for different reasons, but if I had to choose one it would be Ashe Bennett. Ashe… (dreamy stares) I always wonder if I did him right. His character was always caring and dependable. Ashe is as loyal as they come. But when it comes to romance, Ashe was a no strings attached guy. I painted him in a sexually raw light at first… that’s where I wonder if I should have done something different. Ashe evolves from the playboy with a hidden heart of gold into the rock of not only his life, but also a few other characters.

How do you deal with the emotional impact of a book (on yourself) as you are writing the story?

I’m a very sentimental person to begin with, and truth be told—my stories consume me. To me, and I hope to my readers, these characters are real—when pages are being read, these characters are working, talking, laughing, crying, dreaming, yearning, loving… if I do my job, and a reader feels that, the way I do… well, it leaves me rooting for them, and missing them when the final words are written and the book closes.

What book is currently on your bedside table?

Technically, there are a couple hundred… my kindle rests there. (winks). I have all the romance!

When writing a series how do you keep things fresh, for both your readers and also yourself?

In my Forever series, each book has a different H/h. I think that makes it fun and fresh for readers. The overall cast is there in varying supporting roles to make it familiar all while learning something new. As for me, these characters are always developing in my mind and wracking my brain with their personalities.

Describe yourself in 3 words.

Loving. Passionate. Funny.

What advice would you give to other authors?


 What is the one thing you want people to know about you and your books?

One thing about me: I may not be all over social media, but that doesn’t mean I’m not aching to interact with readers—I’m available. One thing about my books: don’t judge a book by its cover. Books, like people, are always so much more than a single glance can reveal.

Thank you Victoria Monroe for chatting with me! I will include her information down below. Check out her book Lucky, in Love today!


I’ve never wanted much, but what I want seems to be unattainable. I’ve lived my entire life right here in Ocean Creek, dreaming of making the abandoned island property mine. My dream never changed until I met Kace Donovan. We fell in love that summer, and promised each other everything. Suddenly, all my dreams included having Kace by my side. Weeks turned into months, months into years, and eventually I saw almost every one of my dreams turn into reality—almost. While I stand on the property that’s my dream come true, Kace Donovan is just a memory…

The movie I just wrapped is the pinnacle of my acting career. I’ve acquired fame and fortune. I’ve had starlets on my arm for decades. Through it all, I’ve kept almost every promise I’ve made—almost. I was in love once, and I promised Lucky MacIntyre that our goodbye wouldn’t be forever. I promised her I’d come back. I never said it would take twenty-one years…

Will they ever be lucky in love?

Victoria loves reading great romance! She writes steamy contemporary romance and loves sharing the stories she has written with readers! There’s nothing like knowing that her characters have nestled their way into someone’s heart, just like they’re in hers. She’s a daydreamer, star gazer, and loves watching the moon come and go. Victoria loves being an author, but her favorite job title is—mom!

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The First Day of Forever (Romance in Chicago Book 2) by Lisa Keifer – My Review

Title: The First Day of Forever (Romance in Chicago Book 2)

Author: Lisa Keifer

Release Date: September 22nd 2020

Genre: Contemporary Romance

What do you do when a secret catapults your steady relationship onto rocky ground?

Christabel and Eric’s wedding preparations have had their ups and downs—including a cancellation!–but she just knows their big day will be absolutely perfect. Their relationship already is.

When Eric drops a bombshell three months before the scheduled nuptials, Christabel must navigate through her heartbreak. Eric, the first person she would normally run to in times of trouble, suddenly becomes the only person she wants to avoid.

Until she’s sure whether this is a break or a break-up, Christabel decides it’s best to pretend things are just fine to their loved ones. Admitting the truth would only make it all too real. Why can’t a real fiancé be a fake one, too? But, at some point, she must decide if trusting Eric—and loving him—is worth the risk.

Find out what happens now in book 2 of the Romance in Chicago duet!

They’re back! I love Christabel and Eric’s love story. Their chemistry is pretty awesome! Eric is definitely book boyfriend material. Totally swoon worthy! What is a wedding without some sort of drama. Right? Christabel finds herself dealing with one heck of a bombshell. I haven’t always been a fan of her choices but in some ways I found myself relating to her more in this book. She still doesn’t make some great choices in this book either but the hurt she is feeling is real and relatable. Jetta is the bestest friend a gal could ask for!

This is a good read. You smile and you’ll shed a tear or two. The love between these two characters is truly heartfelt. You’ll be rooting for them throughout the story! If you love romance, this book is right up your alley. I give this 4 stars.

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Interview with an Author Featuring Skye McDonald

The Literary Vixen presents…

Joining us today is Skye McDonald! Author of the Anti-Belle series!

How long have you been writing?

Off and on since I was a teen, but I really began writing with Not Suitable for Work in the fall of 2014.

Describe a typical writing day.

Wake, cram writing into the morning over coffee for as long as possible. Take my dog for a walk, jump into work clothes to go teach all day and daydream about writing. Come home, write before dinner…

Basically I cram it in whenever I have a minute, when I’m inspired!

Where do you get your inspiration for your books?

My hometown, Nashville, was a big inspiration for the Anti-Belle Series. But the plot of each novel and novella can spring from my imagination, an event I attended, or even songs.

Do you have a favorite character that you have written? If so, who? And what makes them so special.

I think my 2 faves are likely Olivia “Liv” Milani (MC in Nemesis, book 3) and Jesse Storms (SC in Off the Record, book 2; gets his own story later). These two are dear to me because they both started out as flat side characters, but then they grew and developed their own stories and a rich personality. They’re also very different from me, and super fun to write.

How do you deal with emotional impact of a book (on yourself) as you are writing the story?

Whiskey (LOL). 

No, seriously, sometimes I have to take a break and do something else to get out of the story for a bit. But then again, sometimes I just have to power through and fight/cry/hurt along with them.

Are you on social media and can your readers interact with you?

Yes, absolutely! I love hearing from readers. You can connect with me on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Goodreads, BookBub, and Medium.

When writing a series how do you keep things fresh, for both your readers and also yourself?

Since my series are standalone stories, they don’t get “stale” to me. It’s so much fun taking a side character and bringing him/her into the spotlight, discovering the story of their own journey. Then you get to re-read earlier books and really appreciate how they’ve grown!

Are you working on anything at the present you would like to share with me?

Yes and no! I can’t say much right now, but I have a very exciting venture in the works that should release in April. It is a rom-com and not part of the Anti-Belle world, but that’s all I’ll say for now!

What advice would you give to other authors?

Write whatever you want. Let the story come out. Then, figure out if and how you want to share it. But first, just tell the story.

What is the one thing you want people to know about you and your books?

Everything I do, from the books to podcast to articles to personal training/life coaching, is designed to light you up and make you shine a little brighter. If my books make you smile, then I am humbled and honored to have brought that delight to you. You deserve it and so much more.

Thank you Skye McDonald for chatting with me! I will include her information down below. Check out her Anti-Belle Series today!


The competition is stiff, the stakes are high… and what happens on Halloween night is definitely not ‘suitable for work’.

Celeste and Ben were thrust into a fierce competition for the web design position each of them desperately needed. Rivalry they can handle, but the smoldering chemistry and intensifying passion between them is quite another story. Is the risk worth the reward for a broken ice queen and a tall, dark and handsome musician, who cares more about friends and music than cutthroat office tension? Find out in the first volume of the Nashville based Anti-Belle series.

Skye McDonald is the author of the Anti-Belle series, contemporary romance novels set in her hometown of Nashville, Tennessee. She is also a podcaster, an English teacher, a fitness instructor, and a life coach. Skye’s Anti-Belle series are standalone books featuring sassy GRITS (Girls Raised In the South) learning to love themselves before they can claim their happily ever after. (Spoiler: they always do!) Her classes and blog content seek to teach individuals to do the same.

When not writing sexy books or cheering for you to live your best life, Skye can be found out on a new adventure, wherever that may take her.

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The First Day of Us (Romance in Chicago Book 1) by Lisa Keifer – My Review

Title: The First Day of Us (Romance in Chicago Book 1)

Author: Lisa Keifer

Release Date: April 26th 2020

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Can true love conquer all if you don’t believe in it?

Christabel is notorious for dating the wrong men. Lately, her hot-and-cold relationship with boyfriend Logan has been more cold than hot. But she’s just fine with that. Christabel doesn’t believe she is in the market for a love connection, with Logan or anyone else.

Along comes charismatic Eric. Within moments of meeting him, everything she thought she knew about romance is flipped on its head. Afraid of her growing feelings for him, she insists they are and will only be friends.

The stress of having two men in her life takes a toll on Christabel. She finds herself yearning for something more than her current situation. Her memories and her hopes for the future battle for control of her heart. Old romance vs potential new romance. When the moment comes, she wants to be ready. The trick is in knowing which moment is the right one.

Christabel has a god job and a good boyfriend. What more could she want? All of that starts to change when she meets Eric. He’s funny, smart, and very handsome but he can only be a friend, right?

Right from the start, I loved the chemistry between Christabel and Eric! They’re so cute! They had some playful banter and some intense moments. Oh Christa girl, some of the choices you made….oh no. I didn’t agree with some of them but I was still rooting for her. Her friend Jetta is pretty awesome too. That ending was everything I had hoped for! Thank you Miss Keifer!

This is good read! If romance is your thing, this book is for you! I can’t wait to read more from one of my favorite couples. I give this 4 stars.

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Redemption: Part Six by Kate Benson – My Review

Title: Redemption: Part Six *Audiobook*

Author: Kate Benson

Release Date: September 8th 2020

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Erotica

He said he’d never let things go this far, but a taken heart can be a deceptive one.
Adam and Isabella’s romance had completely turned their lives upside down.
The board was coming for them, their stalker waited, the media fueled the fire.
What began as a chance at redemption was always meant to end the same way.
They just never dreamed they’d be fighting for his instead of hers.

Despite her insecurities, Adam kept his promise, remained close to Isabella’s side.
With a heavy loss looming, she knew her options were down to one.
Adam forbade it, but this time she knew she couldn’t obey him.
The day she met him, he’d offered her a chance at redemption.
She’d sacrifice everything, even her own heart, to give him the same.

I was not ready for this series to be over. We’ve been through so much! 

Adam and Isabella’s relationship has been tested many times. The day had come for them to see what fate awaited them. I was a mess! I was rooting for them right from the start. Isabella made some choices that had me saying “Oh no baby, what is you doing?!” Love makes you do crazy things. The soothing and pleasant voice of Mr. Zaba brought the book to life. Oh Miss Benson how you’ve wrecked me! I give this 5 stars.

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Interview with an Author Featuring D.M. Earl

The Literary Vixen presents…

Joining us today is D.M. Earl! Her newest release, Bottom of the Chains-Prospect (Grimm Wolves MC Book 1.5) released on August 18th 2020.

Tell us a bit about yourself.

I’m D.M. Earl an Indie author out of Northwest Indiana. I’m married to my best friend. We are bikers (both have Harley’s) and have 8 fur babies. I’m an avid reader and love to spend a day engrossed in a good story.

When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

As a child I devoured books and always considered myself a storyteller. Writing has been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember.

Describe your writing space.

I have a couple. My primary space is in our finished basement that my husband put together for me. I have a desk, office chair and am surrounded by bookshelves with all of my signed paperbacks from some of my favorite authors around me. It is quiet and serene. Next is our screen porch, which I love cause it looks out into our yard. Again gives me peace of mind.

How many books have you written? Which is your fave?

I’ve published 9 books. Number 10 is scheduled to release on 9.9.2020. I also have three more that’ll be releasing before the end of 2020. 

As far as a favorite, they all are my favorites it depends on the day and my emotions. I write with my heart and soul so can’t pick just one.

Where do you get your inspiration for your books?

My real life experience and interacts with people and the voices in my head that guide me towards a story.

What are you reading now?

I’m reading Kris Michaels Shadow series. Waiting for 9.22.20 for the next release of Kristen Ashley’s Chaos series.

If your book was to be made into a movie, who are the celebrities that would star in it?

Not sure. I know I would use not really famous actors to get the full emotion out of each book.

Do you find it more challenging to write the first book in a series or to write the subsequent novels?

Each book to me is challenging. The first book because you are trying to introduce a new series. The next books can be challenging because you are trying to continue on with a story.

Describe yourself in 3 words.

Kind, Open book, heart on my sleeve.

What advice would you give to other authors?

Never let anyone tell you what to do with your books. Follow your heart and your storyline and stay true to yourself.

What is the one thing you want people to know about you and your books?

I’ll share my Amazon Author description cause this fits me very well.

I spin stories about real life situations with characters that are authentic, genuine and sincere. Each story allows the characters to come to life with each turn of the page while they try to find their HEA through much drama and angst.


Thank you D.M. Earl for chatting with me! I will include her information down below. Check out her newest release, Bottom of the Chains today!


My life has sucked for as far back as I can remember. My folks didn’t want me so I was thrown into foster care. Let me just say lots of fun. NOT.

Then one day, my life took a dramatic change. My circumstances improved greatly. I met The Grimm Wolves MC and they took me under their wing. I became not only a prospect but also part of their brotherhood.

Now I’ve let my brothers down not once, but twice, in less than a month. What if I don’t belong with the club? Feeling the weight of life, how can I prove to the only family I have ever had that I’m worth the trouble? Or maybe the truth is I’m not reliable and useful after all? It all depends on how much of my failure The Grimm Wolves MC are willing to put up with by one of their newest prospects.

USA Today Bestselling author D. M. Earl spins stories about real life situations with characters that are authentic, genuine and sincere. Each story allows the characters to come to life with each turn of the page while they try to find their HEA through much drama and angst.

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Interview with an Author Featuring Kate Benson

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Joining us today is Kate Benson! Her newest release, Fallen (The Frenemy Series Book 3) released on July 31st 2020.

Congrats on your newest release! Tell me a bit about your book?

Thanks! I’m really excited about it.
Fallen is book three in The Frenemy Series, which is my rom/com series that starts with Frigid (book one). Since Fallen is the last book, I’ll start with telling you a little more about the start of The Frenemy Series, Frigid.
The series follows Dash Hunter, a blunt, womanizing, muscle-bound bartender/mechanic and Evie King, a mouthy, spoiled but hard-working art student. Dash is best friends with Mason. Evie is Mason’s little sister. Dash and Evie have known each other for the bulk of their lives and to say neither have ever been impressed by the other? Understatement of the century. In fact, the only thing that’s kept them from clawing each other’s eyes out on the regular is their mutual love for Mason, his intense overprotection of Evie and his undying loyalty to Dash. When fate, a flight delay and an abundance of alcohol steps in, a favor goes much further than either of them ever could have anticipated and hilarity and panic take over. Will they be able to keep their secret from Mason? More importantly, will they be able to go back to the hatred that’s always served them well when they’re no longer feeling frigid?

Where do you draw inspiration from?

I think it depends on the book and the character. I am by no means a plotter. Although I usually know my core details of every series/book pretty early in the process, I love to listen to my characters and take each adventure with them. Nothing brings me more joy than to fall in deep to the sound of the keys beneath my fingertips and my characters whispering their truths in what feels like a breath, but when I look up, hours have passed us by. Those are the moments I think most authors live for. They’re certainly the moments I crave most often.
Music, memories, dreams, personal experiences, those all inspire me, but nothing takes me there like the characters I’ve been so lucky to meet along my way.

Have you always wanted to be a writer?

Yes! It’s always been my biggest dream.

What books or authors have most influenced your own writing?

Love You Forever by Robert Munsch: I got this book when I was eight from a book fair at school and I still remember reading it on my bedroom floor and how it made me cry. It was my first heartbreak at the hands of fiction, and I ran crying into the kitchen to my mother. I told her I wanted to grow up and write stories that made people cry. That was the moment I realized I wanted to be a writer.
The Edge of Never by JA Redmerski: This is my favorite love story of all time. Not just because it’s beautiful and it wrecked me, but because it was the first thing I’d read that showed me I could write the type of love story that I wanted to read/write. I could write about a girl that felt like me falling for a guy that I’d want to fall for. They were both damaged and vulnerable and their love story was the first one that made me realize that I, too, could bring the spectacularly gorgeous disaster I’d always craved putting down on paper to life. That book changed my life.
Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James: I know there are conflicting views on these books (I’ve always been a fan), but if you’re an indie, I honestly don’t know how you can’t have love for them. Without Christian Grey, I don’t think any of us would be writing the love stories we’re writing today. EL James was the first to find that ceiling and kick it open for the rest of it. As far as I’m concerned, she’s our Elvis.

I have so many favorites, but in addition to those I’ve already mentioned, some of my favorites/influences are Harlan Coben (that man is the plot twist KING!), Jodi Ellen Malpas, Stephen King and John Grisham. And obviously Nicholas Sparks. He’s the swoon master. Holy Noah…

If your book was to be made into a movie, who are the celebrities that would star in it?

For Fallen, my celebrity muses were a very tattooed version of Sam Hunt (Dash), Lauren Conrad (Evie) and Jake Johnson (Mason).
Do you think Sam is into expanding his career to film? If so, I’m totally down.

What is the best part of your day?

Any time I get to write uninterrupted makes me happy. And at the end of my day, when I cuddle on the couch with my husband and our furboy, Boomer. Best day ever.

If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be?

Awkward, romantic, honest.

What are you reading now?

At the moment I’m typing this, I’ve just been informed by Amazon that my copy of Midnight Sun will be arriving tomorrow! I’m skimming Twilight while I wait for Edward. V””V

What advice would you give to other authors?

This business can be hard. You need thick skin and even with it, there are going to be days you want to quit. You’re going to have days when a bad review, a writing rut, a social media post or just life in general make it feel like you don’t have it in you to keep going. You do. Always remember that. Your story deserves to be told in the way that only you can tell it. It won’t be for everyone and that’s okay. It just needs to be for you in the beginning. It’s for the bad days when you need to just let go. It’s for that emotion you don’t know what to do with. It’s for the characters that you’re lucky enough to hear before anyone else. They chose you to tell their story for a reason, so tell it. Even when it’s hard. God, especially then. Take a hot ten, fix your bun, come back to them, and listen. They won’t ever steer you wrong. When it’s time to let them go, they’ll tell you that, too. You just have to listen. And breathe. And find a really great set of headphones.

What is the one thing you want people to know about you and your books?

My books/series are all a little different, but I’m completely enamored by the characters who drive my stories and I’m a total sucker for a great love story. I might be known for loving a wicked cliffhanger, but my ultimate goal is always to give my readers (and my characters) the happy ending they crave. If you ever find yourself halfway through one of my series and plotting my demise – hang in there! Happy days are on their way *wink wink*

Thank you so much for the feature and the support! I’m so grateful! XO Kate


Thank you Kate Benson for chatting with me! I will include her information down below. Check out her newest release, Fallen today!


College graduation wasn’t quite what I thought it would be.
Along with my art degree, I received a positive pregnancy test.

The father just happens to be my brother’s best friend, any my nemesis-turned-boyfriend.
It’s complicated.

Now, we’re living together, in a new city, with new jobs and my hormones are raging like a crazed banshee. What else could go wrong?

I hear Mexico is beautiful this time of year.

If this had happened a year ago, we’d both be running for the hills. It’s too late for that now, though.
We’ve already fallen.

Kate Benson was raised in Texas and currently resides in central Florida with her husband and their furbaby, Boomer.
She learned to read at the age of four and has been hooked ever since. She credits her passion for literature to her mother, her love of story-telling to her father and her unwavering faith in happily-ever-after’s to her husband, Sean.
Some of her favorite things include rainy days, loud music, superhero movies, hot tea and of course, lazy afternoons with a great book.
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Frigid (The Frenemy Series Book 1)

By Kate Benson


***This book contains adult content intended for mature readers***


Evie King.
God, even her name leaves a bad taste in my mouth.
I’ve put up with her for years for my best friend, her overprotective older brother, Mason.
I’d grown comfortable in my distaste, reliant on my hatred. But when a favor goes too far and I wake up naked next to my sworn nemesis in a hotel room in Dallas?
That’s when my life begins spiraling out of control.
We swore we’d keep it between us. We vowed to never let it happen again.
Can you crave and loathe someone at the same time?
I’m about to find out.
It only takes one snowflake to start an avalanche.
Welcome to the avalanche.


Have you ever met one of those people who just dry humps your last nerve?
Enter Dash Hunter. Humper of my nerves.
Leave it to this jackass to ruin my life.
I’d had it all, but one drunken mistake with this asshole has it all crashing down.
They say everything happens for a reason, but I see no rhyme or reason to this disaster.
This was never what we wanted, not at all what we planned.
We were supposed to do our respective walks of shame and move on, but then…
We were blindsided. We never saw it coming.
All we want is to go back to what made sense, back to hating each other, but there’s a problem.
How do you defeat your enemy when you’re no longer frigid?

Redemption: Part 4: The Vault, Book 4 by Kate Benson – My Review

Title: Redemption: Part 4: The Vault, Book 4 *Audiobook*

Author: Kate Benson

Release Date: March 23rd 2020

Genre: Erotica, Contemporary Romance

They’d taken every measure to keep their forbidden romance a secret.
Every failsafe, every precaution, every move had been meticulously calculated, but the rightful heir to the Avery fortune discovered them anyway.
He was out for blood.
Adam swore he’d keep Isabella safe, do whatever it took to make sure this side of his life didn’t touch her.
He never thought that promise would be so impossible to keep.

After two months of keeping her whirlwind love affair with Adam a secret, Isabella faced losing everything.
Her reputation, her career, her freedom…
She’d risk it all to keep him.
Would she destined to be the reason his empire came crashing down?
Or would they finally find redemption?

Bella and Adam are dealing with a huge problem. It’s affecting everything and testing their relationship. I love the drama mixed in with those sexy hot scenes! Mr. Zaba’s voice breathes life into the story. His voice is pleasant and I enjoy the story that much more because of it. I am hooked and with each ending, I am left wanting more! Nice job Miss Benson. I NEED the next one like now! I give this 5 stars.

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion*

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Once Upon A New York Minute: Part 1

by Sherry Ficklin


Haven’s spent the last two years making her life as small as she can, but when a mysterious stranger shows up at her NYC bar, he looks like just the kind of trouble she’s been missing. Sensing a kindred spirit, she offers to lead the handsome stranger on a tour of the city. It’s love at first sight as they embark on a whirlwind date that leaves them both with feelings they never expect.

But Aiden isn’t like any other man she’s ever met, nor is he who, or what he claims to be. He’s actually the prince of a small island nation preparing to head home and begin his role as future monarch. When the death of his mother unexpectedly puts him on the throne, he knows he has to get married quickly to secure the crown. But the pool of eligible suitors is small, and none of the noble ladies can hold a candle to the women he fell so hard for back in New York. Determined not to let him resign himself to a loveless marriage, his friends conspire to bring the headstrong waitress to the island to compete for his hand–and the crown. Between mud slinging duchesses, assassination attempts, and scheming exes, Haven has to fight for the life she’s chosen and the man she’s destined to be with. But what’s a girl to do when her happily ever after ends up being a royal nightmare? And how can Aiden, who has been groomed his entire life to serve his country, risk putting an outsider on the throne, especially when it also means putting a target on the back of the only woman he’s ever loved?

Sometimes falling in love leaves you royally screwed…