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Release Day Blitz – Review: River’s Edge Box Set by Lacey Black


Today is the release day of Lacey Black’s River’s Edge Box Set! Check out the release festivities and be sure to grab this amazing contemporary romance series today!

Don’t for to check out my review; an EXCLUSIVE excerpt and an amazing giveaway on the blog today ❤


Family is everything.

That’s the motto of the Stevens family, where nothing is secret and everything is fair game. From Jake, Nate, Will, Travis, and Avery, each Stevens sibling has one big shot at finding love in their small town, Rivers Edge.

Follow the five siblings on their quest for love in the Rivers Edge boxed set. This set contains five full length novels, as well as two novellas and a never before released short story featuring Brooklyn.

Trust Me

Fight Me

Expect Me

Promise Me: A Novella

Protect Me

Boss Me

Trust Us: A Christmas Novella

Trust Me: A Brooklyn Short Story

*Each story can be read as a standalone. For mature audiences only due to graphic sexual content and language.

River’s Edge Boxset includes 5 full length novels and two novellas in the River’s Edge Series – and the fact that I didn’t have to go searching for all the books and had them at one place just added to the wonderful experience.

This series starts off with Trust Me (Read My Review); the story of Avery Stevens, the youngest Stevens sibling and the only girl in the family; who has been in love with her big brother’s best friend, Maddox Jackson almost all of her life, but life threw her a curveball and she is now the single mother of a cute 3 year old girl. This book not only introduces all the characters, but sets up the tone of all the future books as well!

The second book, Fight Me (Read My Review) is the story of Jake Stevens, the big brother/best friend from above. He is a player, but a blast from his past, Erin has him fumbling more than once.

The third book, Expect Me (Read My Review) is the story of the mellow brother, Travis Stevens, who follows into his father’s footsteps and isn’t the player his brothers tend to be. The one woman he can’t get his mind off, comes back a bang and what follows is a beautiful and adorable journey of HEA.

Next comes the Novella, Promise Me; the story of Avery’s best friend; Holly Jenkins who is a recurring character and absolutely deserved the HEA she got in this book.

Then is the story of Nate Stevens in Protect Me (Read My Review) a confirmed bachelor and a firefighter; he has his reasons for not committing to a serious relationship; but (un)fortunately the only woman who is now occupying his mind is the one woman who is most afraid of commitment as well.

Last is the story of Will Stevens in Boss Me (Read My review), a paramedic who has seen his siblings fall one by one, and wants what every one of them has. But what he did not expect was to fall for the one woman who could (and did) turn his life upside down.

Trust Us: A Christmas Novella; talks about the life of Stevens siblings in the future through the eyes of their matriarch; a woman who has been their foundation since day 1. It is short, it is sweet and it is an example of how loving families should be.

Trust Me: A Brooklyn Short Story; is my favorite of the bunch; no honestly! Brooklyn is the daughter of Avery, and the adopted daughter of Maddox; she is now 18, and her dad and uncles can’t comprehend it. It is the story of a girl who was unwanted by her biological father, yet ended up being loved by all the male authority figures in her life. It was not only adorable, but hilarious to see 5 alpha men who can’t handle their precious Bean growing up!

 (Spoiler: you will need to read the first four books, to fully comprehend these novellas!)

The Perfect ending to an amazing series! ❤

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I drive home in comfortable silence. I don’t think I’ve ever been content with comfortable silence with a woman before, which is just another reminder of how Avery is different from everyone else. She doesn’t feel the need to talk all the time for the sake of talking.

As we start to approach the city limits of Rivers Edge, I start to wonder what I should do next. If this were any other girl, I’d drive back to her house with no hesitation whatsoever and take her inside. But this is Avery, and like I said, she’s different.

“So, I thought maybe we’d stop by my house for a bit if that’s okay with you. This way, someone like Jake doesn’t see my truck parked in your drive and make trouble.” Even to my own ears, I sounded a little nervous as I said it. What the hell? It’s not like it’s my first time taking a girl home.

Then it hits me.

It is the first time I’m taking a girl home, to my house. I always go to their place. But the thought of Avery in my house, my bed, just feels right.

“That sounds good,” she says with another shy smile. I love that smile; it’s filled with happiness and innocence. I turn off Main Street and head down Lincoln towards my place. When I reach my house, I pull into the drive and kill the engine. Quickly, I hop out and walk around to her door. When I open it, she seems slightly hesitant, maybe even nervous.

“I can take you home if you want.”

“No,” she quickly throws out there. “I want to be here…with you.” There’s that damn smile again. I extend my hand to her and help her down from the truck and head inside.

When we step inside the dark recesses of my living room, I start to walk towards the lamp but she catches me by the arm, stopping me. I turn to look at her. The only light in the room is what moonlight is filtering through the window. Standing there in my darkened living room, light glowing off her blond hair, she looks stunning. She extends her hand up to cradle my cheek, her other hand runs up my abdomen from my stomach to rest on my chest. I step closer to her, looking deep into her eyes. She must have realized she was holding her breath because she lets out a big breath, which comes out a little shaky. I look deep into her crystal blue eyes, and that’s when I see it. Lust. Desire. Trust.

My resolve shatters like a glass vase with that one look as I push her back against my front door. Our lips are urging each other on as our desire for each other completely takes over. She runs her tongue down my neck, and I almost come completely undone in my pants like a teenage boy by that one simple move. I cradle her ass in my hands and lift her up. She threads her legs around my waist, her hands diving into my hair. I lean against her, pushing her back into the door, and she moans. It’s the sexiest fucking sound I’ve ever heard and all I can think about is being deep inside her, making her moan over and over and over again.

I press hot kisses along her chin, down her delectable neck and lick the spot where her pulse is rapidly beating. “Tell me to stop, Avery. Tell me to stop right now and I will. But if you say nothing, I’m taking you back to my room and burying myself deep inside you. I’m going to make you come and scream my name. All. Night. Long. Tell me you want this as much as I do.”

“I want this,” she whispers without hesitation and that’s all I need to hear.

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Lacey Black is a Midwestern girl with a passion for reading, writing, and shopping. She carries her e-reader with her everywhere she goes so she never misses an opportunity to read a few pages. Always looking for a happily ever after, Lacey is passionate about contemporary romance novels and enjoys it further when you mix in a little suspense. She resides in a small town in Illinois with her husband, two children, and a chocolate lab. Lacey loves watching NASCAR races, shooting guns, and should only consume one mixed drink because she’s a lightweight.

Lacey’s debut novel, Trust Me, was released in August 2014 and has been an Amazon Bestseller twice for Free e-books, as well as #1 for Contemporary Romance. All of the Rivers Edge books have been bestsellers in the Romance and Contemporary Romance categories.

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