Release Day Blitz: Lock and Key (Road Trip Romance #13) by AK Evans

Posted February 9, 2023 by bookstobreathe in Book Blitz/Promo, New Release / 0 Comments

Release Day Blitz: Lock and Key (Road Trip Romance #13) by AK EvansTitle: Lock and Key
Author: AK Evans
Series: Road Trip Romance #13
Publisher: Self-Published
Release Date: February 7, 2023
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Family is everything.

Dakota Blake should know, considering she doesn’t have any. That’s why it was so important to find one to call her own. But Dakota never expected the life she was intent on building would lead to such heartache.

Jack Spears knows all about loss. Having suffered through it, he can recognize the signs of it. The walls. The icy personality. The bitterness.

When Jack meets Dakota, he’s immediately drawn to her. Maybe it’s because she’s gorgeous; maybe it’s curiosity. Or, it might be the fact that he knows she’s suffering and can’t turn his back on her.

By herself in a cabin in the Teton Mountains of Wyoming, Dakota finds herself ill-prepared for the harsh winter following her bitter divorce.

That’s when Jack steps in, gives her what she’s needed, and makes it impossible to keep her heart where she thinks it’s safest, under lock and key.

Title: Lock and Key

Series: Road Trip Romance #13

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover Design: Okay Creations.

Author: AK Evans

Release Date: February 7, 2023

Tip the Scales

(Road Trip Romance #1)

Amazon US

Max King has lived in northern Maine all his life. And if there’s one thing he’s learned living in his close-knit community, it’s that they look out for one another.

With a life-threatening winter storm approaching, it’s no surprise Max is concerned for the residents of his beloved small town. But it’s his new neighbor that really has him worried. With the power out and temperatures plummeting, Max does what any good neighbor would do. He offers her a place to stay.

Finding a decent man is hard enough. But for Eleanor Page it’s even harder.

Because she’s a self-made billionaire. And that seems to be difficult for the men she meets to handle.

So when her rugged, handsome neighbor shows up on her doorstep during a massive storm, Eleanor is a bit shell-shocked. While she initially rejects his offer, it’s isn’t long before she has no other option.

As the snow piles up outside and Max turns on the charm, Eleanor struggles to share the truth about who she is.

But when tragedy strikes and Eleanor tips the scales, she wonders if she’s lost her chance at love.

Play the Part

(Road Trip Romance #2)

Amazon US

Professional bridesmaid, Cora Daniels, has one rule. Play the part, but never assume the role. Unfortunately, with less than twenty-four hours before her latest clients’ nuptials begin and the bridal party down by one, Cora has no choice but to step in.

Worse yet, she ends up paired with one of New York’s most wealthy and eligible bachelors.

Benjamin Mason’s reputation precedes him. He’s ruthless, cunning, driven, and exceedingly wealthy. Word has it that he’s also great in bed. So, it’s no surprise most women fall over their own feet for a shot at a night with him. But Ben’s tired of the meaningless hookups.

If only it weren’t so hard to find a woman to settle down with who wants him for more than just his money.

When Ben meets Cora, he thinks she’s precisely what he’s been searching for. But she’s not interested in being another notch on his bedpost. So, when Ben sees Cora in a compromising position, he steps in to play the part of her successful, handsome boyfriend.

But the lines begin to blur, leaving Cora wondering how much is real and if her heart is safe in his hands.

One Wrong Turn

(Road Trip Romance #3)

Amazon US

Lucy Stark is on the run.

After making one wrong turn and witnessing a violent crime that left a woman dead, Lucy became a target. So, she packed up and moved to the beaches of the New Jersey shore.

Years ago, Carter Downs made a vow to protect and serve his community. But in all his years as an officer, he never expected he’d have a citizen start complaining about the law after driving right into his patrol car.

Learning she’s new in town and intrigued by her spitfire personality, Carter offers to show Lucy around. And it isn’t long before trips to the beach with Carter begin to cloud her mind.

But criminals don’t play by the rules. So, when Lucy’s trouble follows her across state lines, Carter needs to figure out how to uphold the law while protecting her from their brand of justice.

Just a Fling

(Road Trip Romance #4)

Amazon US

Stella Woods has just quit her job. And there’s nothing like a little vacation at her sister’s Floridian mansion to contemplate her future. Unfortunately, Stella’s brother-in-law mixed up her arrival date and has already offered the pool house to his best friend.

Brooks Larsen wasn’t looking for anything but a good time when he came to visit his old college friend. Only, he hadn’t expected his buddy would have a gorgeous woman waiting for him—in nothing but a towel—just minutes after he arrives.

Realizing things could be worse, Stella agrees to make the best of a bad situation. As the days go by, Brooks and Stella can’t fight their budding attraction.

And when the end of their time together approaches, the pair are left frustrated. He thinks she’s the one. She wishes he wanted more.

But neither shares their feelings.

Because this was only supposed to be just a fling.

Meant to Be

(Road Trip Romance #5)

Amazon US

Zev Petersen and Tillie Fisher used to be inseparable.

But when an unspeakable tragedy brings them together in a way they never imagined, it changes everything about their close relationship. Suddenly, the heat of the Arizona desert feels like the arctic tundra.

Tillie is crushed to learn she’s lost her best friend. Zev is consumed with guilt over his actions.

Time passes, but their wounds don’t heal. To recover and mend their hearts, Tillie and Zev are going to have to talk about it.

And when they do, they might just realize they were always meant to be.

Take the Plunge

(Road Trip Romance #6)

Amazon US

Finn Anderson is done with women.

He’s experienced his fair share of failed relationships. And after what the last woman did to him, he’s no longer interested in taking any more chances.

So, when a beautiful woman in a sea of thousands catches his eye at a Michigan festival, Finn knows he should look the other way.

Holly Harris is done with men.

She’s turned herself inside out hoping to find the one. After what the last man did to her, she’s vowed never to fall again.

So, when she sees the tall drink of water staring at her in the middle of a hot summer day, Holly refuses to quench her thirst.

But then Holly ends up in a dangerous situation, and Finn has no choice but to step in to help. From there, gratitude and respect turn to friendship.

And before they can stop it, Finn and Holly are left wondering if they should take the plunge.

Miss the Shot

(Road Trip Romance #7)

Amazon US

Adele Copeland is a busy woman. Her dedication to teaching and volunteer work have left her single without much time to mingle. Thanks to her best friend, Adele is now an unwitting participant in a stranger photoshoot.

Riggs Donovan likes a challenge. So, when his brothers signed him up for a romantic photo session with a stranger, he didn’t flinch. But Riggs never expected to walk off his family’s Pennsylvania farm and into a dream.

From the very first click, sparks fly and responsibilities fade away. But when the shoot is finished, they return to their busy lives.

Then the photos are published. Seeing them, Adele still feels the burn of that staged kiss on her lips. And Riggs realizes it might have started as a silly dare, but he’d be a fool to miss the shot with a woman like Adele.

In the Cards

(Road Trip Romance #8)

Amazon US

Zoe Fitzgerald has been cleaning up after her sister for years. As much as she wants to walk away, she can’t. Because her innocent niece and nephew are betting on her to keep them safe. Knowing she could be called upon at any moment means love isn’t on the horizon for Zoe. She’d never expect someone to willingly walk into the train wreck that is her life.

Being a police officer who serves the community on the outskirts of Las Vegas, Dex Taylor is no stranger to crime. While he’s seen his fair share of bad situations, it’s two terrified children who nearly bring him to his knees. And it’s their aunt that steals his heart.

After her sister’s latest disaster, Zoe is determined as ever to save these kids for the last time. What she wasn’t expecting was the handsome officer’s willingness to help. While she appreciates his efforts, Zoe isn’t stupid. Dex is simply a good man with a big heart.

A real relationship isn’t in the cards… is it?

Only in Dreams

(Road Trip Romance #9)

Amazon US

When Samantha Roberts wandered into his bar three years ago, Calvin Gates immediately knew she was the woman for him. Sadly, she ends up attached to someone else before he can make his move.

Calvin’s pull to Samantha is undeniable, and he’s never faced a challenge more difficult than fighting his feelings for her.

Until one day, she steps through the front door again and has heartbreak written all over her face.

For years, Calvin settled for being Samantha’s friend—listening as she shared her hopes and dreams and fears. And now that she’s single, he’s hoping to find a way to make the woman who existed as more only in dreams a reality.

Break the Ice 

(Road Trip Romance #10)

Amazon US

Marley Richardson was just a little girl when she first fell in love. But the boy who captured her heart at such a young age unknowingly broke it years later. Ever since, it’s been a bitter battle between them.

Mack Slater remembers the good old days… back when Marley used to smile at him. Now, all she does is glare and roll her eyes. And he has no idea why.

Living in the same city, going to identical schools, Marley and Mack have grown up sharing a group of friends. When their pals plan a trip to the snowy, rugged mountains of Utah for some winter fun, the duo doesn’t hesitate to join.

But the rest of the crew never shows up.

Mack and Marley aren’t sure they’ll survive being in close quarters for two weeks. If the pair are going to warm up to each other again, one of them will have to break the ice.

In Plain Sight

(Road Trip Romance #11)

Amazon US

Victim no more.

That’s the motto by which Bellamy Mann lives her life. Witnessing a gruesome crime as a teenager changes the entire course of her life.

Vance Madden is on the right side of the law. As a bounty hunter, he spends his days pursuing and apprehending fugitives.

But years of training could have never prepared either of them for what happens when their paths cross at a Vermont diner one morning. Following the tense showdown, Vance seeks to uncover more about his counterpart, but she leaves before he has the chance.

Drawn to more than Bellamy’s gorgeous exterior, Vance doesn’t give up. He knows that with persistence, he’ll make progress. But there’s a lot hidden beneath the surface of Bellamy’s hardened heart. And Vance reminds himself that sometimes, the best things can be found hiding in plain sight.

Twist of Fate

(Road Trip Romance #12)

Amazon US

Divorced single mom, Rae Wilkinson, hopes her new home will be the fresh start she needs. After all, the small Wisconsin town has a lot to offer—good schools, outdoor fun, and friendly neighbors.

Well, all but one neighbor.

Dean Caldwell is a bit of a grump. Or, he is to Rae, the beautiful woman who moves in next door with her young daughter.

There’s nothing but tension between Dean and Rae after her arrival. She’s sweet and endearing; he’s nothing but a grouch. But seeing how charming he is with her daughter, Rae can’t stop herself from swooning.

Dean thought he had his defenses up, but it didn’t take long for Rae and her daughter to wear him down. In a cruel twist of fate, just as he reconsiders his stance on a relationship with Rae, Dean wakes up to find the police pulling into her driveway.

That’s when it all changes. Dean doesn’t care that they’ve turned his world upside down. He wants nothing more than to protect Rae and her little girl.

And Rae learns that perhaps Dean isn’t a monster. Maybe all he needs is someone to mend his broken heart.

Crave the Love

(Road Trip Romance #14)

Amazon US

Coming May 30th!

Johnny and Kiera Barlow are the gold standard when it comes to relationships.

Together for eight years and married for half of them, it seems they’ve got it all figured out.

But Johnny and Kiera haven’t let their friends in on their secret.

The relationship that seems so perfect on the outside has been rocky at best for the last year. Now, they’re getting a divorce.

But there’s one thing they need to do before they share the news. They’ll stand up beside their closest friends as best man and matron-of-honor for a North Carolina beach wedding.

To keep up appearances, they’ll have no choice but to pretend everything is great between them.

Only, Johnny and Kiera hadn’t expected that this trip would prove they both still crave the love they once had.

About AK Evans

AK Evans is a married mother of two boys residing in a small town in northeastern Pennsylvania, where she graduated from Lafayette College in 2004 with two degrees (one in English and one in Economics & Business). Following a brief stint in the insurance and financial services industry, Evans realized the career was not for her and went on to manage her husband’s performance automotive business. She even drove the shop’s race cars! Looking for more personal fulfillment after eleven years in the automotive industry, Andrea decided to pursue her dream of becoming a writer.

While Andrea continues to help administratively with her husband’s businesses, she spends most of her time writing and homeschooling her two boys. When she finds scraps of spare time, Evans enjoys reading, doing yoga, watching NY Rangers hockey, dancing, and vacationing with her family. Andrea, her husband, and her children are currently working on taking road trips to visit all 50 states (though, Alaska and Hawaii might require flights).

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