Book Boyfriend Blog Hop with JAKE REED from TAKING CHANCES


The Book Boyfriend Blog Hop is back and better than ever!

The authors of Evernight have a brand new team of swoon-worthy book boyfriend candidates. A sexy assortment of cowboys, Doms, detectives, millionaires, royalty, vampires, soldiers, and shifters are just a click away.

Get ready to find your next book boyfriend…

Welcome to the ehome of S.J. Maylee. I’m so glad you stopped by. 🙂 I’m sharing with you my love for Jake Reed from TAKING CHANCES, the first in my Love Projects Series. He’s the kind of man who knows what he wants and vanilla is not it.

When Lydia caught his attention, he was conflicted. He sensed the submissive within her and he wanted to set her free, but they weren’t in the safe arena of his BDSM club of choice, Club Voyage. They were at work.

The simplest things Lydia did pulled his attention away from their project. Just before lunch on their first day working together, she reached forward to the monitor. His gaze landed on the slope of her neck. Here’s a look into his thoughts…

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Lucky for us, the road to realization is paved with all kinds of sexual tension. Jake does take a giant chance in this story and it brought Lydia’s fantasies to life. Once she had a taste of Jake and his dominating hand, she was eager for more, but they still needed to complete their project at work…

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Oh yes, they sizzle and burn as their love grows. However, once this pair opened themselves to each other, they exposed their wounds…

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It’s that need in him that drives Lydia’s passion higher than she’s ever known. I loved writing these two. Jake held my hand throughout their story and I fell in love with him right along with Lydia.

I’m not sharing how their story ends though. You’ll have to read TAKING CHANCES to find out if Lydia gets to keep her one and only.

Jake Reed is one hot hero. He’s a sexy dominating man that knows how to make your fantasies come to life. He’s also worth losing your heart to. I hope you’ll love him as much as I do.

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ISBN: 978-1-77130-533-4

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Review from BDSM Book ReviewStory Rating: 5 out of 5 paddles & Sting Factor (kink): 5 out of 5 “S.J. Maylee’s story is one of beauty and well researched or perhaps well experienced. The journey that is embarked upon is gently done instead of pushed. Though a short story, this is well developed and the BDSM scenes are well written. It is not often that a short story can convey the beauty that a Dominant and submissive relationship can have.”

91301-5starReview from Romancing the Book: “The chemistry between Jake and Lydia is blistering. The sex scenes were scorching.”

What’s up for grabs?

  • One lucky hopper will win a $100 Amazon Gift Certificate sponsored by Evernight Publishing.
  • Plus, each author is giving away their own unique prize! So visit each blog hop stop for a host of fabulous prizes to win.

How to enter? Answer this question in the comments below…

Lydia’s love for Jake grew each time
he pushed her to rise to a challenge.
What makes you fall in love?

Be sure to leave the answer and your email address to be eligible to win a prize. Each comment gives you an entry for the grand prize (one per blog hop stop).

SJs Giveaway: I’m giving away one $10 Amazon Gift Card (international) and THREE mini swag packs (US only). To enter click on the Rafflecopter giveaway.

Keep hopping to the next author or blogger. After you’ve met each hero click here to vote for your favorite book boyfriend. You’ll earn an extra grand prize entry!

You’re one step closer to meeting your next Book Boyfriend…


90 thoughts on “Book Boyfriend Blog Hop with JAKE REED from TAKING CHANCES

  1. Thank you for the blog hop. What makes me fall in love is knowing that the person I’m with always has my back. To trust him enough to give him my heart and to cherish it.

  2. That’s a tough question. For me it’s a handful of small things but I would say that what makes me fall in love is knowing that he knows me well enough to understand when I can handle problems on my own and when he needs to step in and say “I’ll take it from here, you’ve had enough.” To me that would tell me that he pays attention to every detail of my personality, that he listens to what I say and that he truly wants to care for me without smothering my sense of independence.

    adria(.)rose_03 at yahoo(.)com

  3. Thank you for doing this! When I was younger it was bad boys mainly to upset my parents but as I got older I fell in love with a sexy military man who has strong family values, he listens and he supports me in all my decisions even if he may not agree with them. And I adore his silly sense of humor.
    Kathryn Laprade

    • You’re most welcome, Kathryn. Yes, I remember my bad boy too. 😉 A military man, you are a lucky girl. Please tell him I said thank you for his service and thank you for visiting.

  4. Love is hard to define. That is why our heart often leads us to the wronge person. But trust and kindness will draw me to someone.

    • And sometimes our heart leads us to someone we don’t recognize as our mate. Well, at least not at first. 😉 Love is a tricky one for sure. Yes, trust and kindness are big in my book. Thanks for visiting me and Jake.

  5. Being kind and willing to help, mostly…Sometimes (even often) teasing me but never in a ‘bully’ way. Having fun together and having something common we enjoy doing is always preferable as well 🙂
    shantih (at) hotmail (dot) it

  6. I’ve been married for 20 years now. I fell in love with my husband because he was my best friend. So I guess friendship makes me fall in love.

    kesummer69 (at) gmail (dot) com

  7. Being a friend, a lover yes but having that ability to just let you vent and cry and be there no matter what, I fell in love with my best friend 8 years ago and were still going strong I wouldn’t change anything, well maybe us getting married sometime soon but I want our life to get started first.

  8. I think it is the little things. Taking the time to cook dinner with me, doing something simple but thoughtful. Being a really sweet guy overall wins me over

  9. A guy’s devotion, sense of humor, supportiveness, and willingness to be vulnerable all appeal!


  10. That is a hard question. What makes me fall in love….. a sense of humor. My hubby has the best sense of humor and it part of the reason I fell for him. Thanks for the chance to win!

  11. I usually fall for guys that are my friends. We have to get along, & have a sense of humour,… someone who is there for me through the good & the bad. Someone that is loving & caring & loyal. Those are the guys I fall in love with. ❤

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    I hope you have a great weekend! =)

    BLeigh1130 at yahoo dot com

    • You’re welcome and thank you. I hope you’re having a great weekend too. Friends to lovers. I love those stories and when it happens in real life, yum! 😀 Thanks for hopping, Brandi.

  12. It’s a lot of things. But kindness and a sense of humor are a good place to start. 🙂

    Thanks for the giveaway!


  13. If he sees me and/or my family and/or friends when we’re not at our best, and sticks around anyway – that’s when I know he’s a keeper! (jen — Missed you on ROW80 this week, but this was fun and something to think about!

    • Hi, Jennettee!! Yes, it felt weird to not do a ROW80 post yesterday, but I’m so glad I visited you. Your puppy pictures are priceless and I love cheering you on.

      Agree, he’d be a definite keeper. This is exactly what my hero does in my next book, the follow-up to Taking Chances. I’m so glad you stopped in. See you next Sunday. 🙂

  14. I just love your boos they are amazing and I’m always on the lookout for new ones! Thanks for sharing Jke with us he is amazing!
    What makes me fall in love with someone? i think alot of things combined. Having fun and letting go with someone, having patience with me when I’m not at my best, always being there for me, respect, and of course the physical part as well.

    • Aw! You are the sweetest, Amy. I have two books coming soon. One in May and another in June! 🙂
      Being able to let go is quite something. Yes, can’t forget about the physical parts. 😉 Fabulous answer, Amy. Thanks for hopping.

  15. Having him support me being myself….and chemestry.
    Thanks for participating in the hop!
    simondex68 (at) gmail dot com

  16. What makes me fall in love would be someone who accepts me faults and all and who is faithful.

    jmesparza821 at gmail dot com

  17. It’s all about chemistry…..not just sexual, but someone that “gets” me, makes me laugh and we can talk about anything and everything without having to work at it.

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

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  19. Honesty, kindness, dependability, respect, and a great sense of humor are important qualities for a loving relationship. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  20. Though one… But I think, above all, honesty. Relying is, for me, the start of something bigger – that along with the small things (the way he moves, talks and smile, for example) – I’m falling already 😉

  21. He’s got to be sensitive to my feelings and respectful to others.

    thebigbluewall77 (at) gmail (dot) com

  22. Maybe introverted guys who shy away from falling in love with me attracts me the most and makes to fall in love with them instantly.

  23. Thanks for the giveaway! I don’t know why I fall in love… I think if we have some of the same hobbies, if we can laugh together and I can tell him anything, if I have complete confidence in him then I know I’m in love 🙂

  24. There are so many things that contribute to it for me. I love a sense of humor, loyalty, caring, protective of their family and more. 😉
    Great question though. Thank you for sharing and participating in the hop.
    trb0917 at gmail dot com

  25. The rafflecopter’s random selection tool has found my winners. Congratulations to Kelsey who won the gift card and to Susan, Anne, and Debra who won my mini swag packs. Kelsey already has her gift card, I just sealed the last envelope and the swag will be mailed tomorrow. Thanks to everyone who came out and helped us celebrate our book boyfriends. 😀

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