AVAILABLE NOW!! Love Under Quarantine by Kylie Scott and Audrey Carlan! + Excerpt + My Review

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Love Under Quarantine, an all-new feel good strangers-to-lovers romance about finding love in the most
unexpected ways from
New York Times bestselling authors Kylie Scott and Audrey Carlan, is out now!

While the world is ravaged by a global
pandemic, hotshot NFL running back Evan Sparks is locked in his own personal hell. With a career-ending
scandal on his back, Evan hides out in his best friend’s empty San Francisco home, the full city shutdown
locking him in a lonely twenty-story apartment in the sky.

Romance writer Sadie Walsh is having
the worst case of writer’s block ever…until the incredible, muscular stranger staying next door gets her
muse going strong. The pair of loners, never expecting to find a friend in all the madness, meet each day
out on their balconies like a modern-day Romeo and Juliet.

Each new day brings unique challenges
for the pair as they navigate the unknown and find solace together. They quickly figure out that as long
as they have one another, they can handle anything.

Even falling in love under


Writing together for the first time,
New York Times bestselling authors Kylie Scott and Audrey Carlan team up to tell a story that not only is a beautiful escape during a trying time, but a true lesson on the power of humanity’s ability to survive.
Through a sexy, hopeful, strangers-to-lovers romance, the authors prove with love, trust, and faith, we
can conquer anything.


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Okay, reposition feet hip-distance apart and
centered on the mat. Inhale and let it all go on the exhale. I look over the balcony across the barren city
and try to find perspective. What did the teacher say? Set your intention? My intention is to maintain a modicum of good health and to not go insane during self-isolation. Fingers crossed on both fronts.
Getting some work done wouldn’t be a bad idea either.

“They locked down the fucking city, man!”
The voice blocks me from finding my zen spot. Some big blond dude is pacing back and forth in the
neighboring apartment. Guess we’ve all got to get our exercise one way or another. A nice quiet doctor
owns the place, but he’s overseas right now. No idea who this guy is. The new cat sitter, maybe? If so, I
hope Gloria housetrains him quickly because all of this shouty behavior is not okay. Not if I have to share
a wall with him for the next few weeks.

My new neighbor’s voice lowers to a more
tolerable level and I take a deep, calming breath before moving into my next pose. Much better. Despite
having questionable balance and being new to this whole yoga thing, I’m not doing too badly. It’s weird
how quiet the city is with everything on lockdown. Peaceful, almost.

“Two weeks! I’ll be stuck here for two
weeks!” he rants once more.


Due to the architect’s penchant for floor to
ceiling windows—perfect for letting in the light—I have quite the view of my new neighbor’s
performance. Much angst. Such woe. Like we’re not all going to go stir crazy during lock in. Even if it has
only just started. I for one can’t wait to see how many divorces and break-ups this causes. Call it morbid
curiosity. Though, being a romance writer, my mind would be better served dwelling on the possibilities
for true love in this situation.

A random casual hook-up turning into so
much more due to weeks of forced interaction? Roommates bonding over newly revealed shared
interests? Nuh. Roommates entering into a sex pact to stave off boredom! Now that could work. Broken
beds and broken hearts. That’s how to get things done. With the requisite happy ever after at the end,
of course.

“Excuse me!” he shouts, shoving a
frustrated hand through his head of thick, wavy, dark blond hair. New phone call, I think. After all, you
can’t yell at the same person all day long. How tedious would that be?

Call me distractible, but watching him is
actually a hell of a lot more interesting than perfecting my Downward Dog or doing yet another
inventory of my pantry. Damn Oreos. I could have sworn I had another package. Day one and I’m
already out of my favorite snack. Just bring on the apocalypse already. Without Oreos my life is already
functionally over.

“Are you kidding me!” The man sure has a
set of lungs on him. Unfortunately, at this point, he about-faces and strides back into the apartment. Still
yelling, of course, though I can’t quite make out what he’s saying.

On the plus side, in those blue jeans, his ass
is a thing of wonder. Honest to God. In less pandemic-y times, I’d charge my friends a bottle of wine to come over and witness the beauty of that thing. So tight. So nice. I lick my lips. Impressively broad
shoulders beneath his T-shirt too. When he paces back to the front of the apartment, I’m presented with
a strong jawline, high forehead, and a nose that could be slightly crooked. At least, it will be in the book.
Readers dig that shit. The hint of a complicated past with a dash of violence thrown in for good measure.
Ideally, he’d have broken it defending a small child or rescuing puppies. A combination of the two,

Yes, it’s a definite. Apart from the anger
management issues, this guy is officially hot stuff. Not that I’m after an actual love interest. Just
inspiration for the hero of my next book.

Which is when it hits me…big buff dude
reveals surprisingly sensitive side to sexy single introverted neighbor during quarantine. Hmm. It has
possibilities. I stop procrastinating and move onto the next pose, arms out in a T, legs wide, and a slow
bend at the waist. I exhale, pondering the plot idea along with the thickness of his thighs. The way the
denim lovingly embraces every inch of his musculature. It’s like it’s on a loop playing over and over in my
head. Okay, maybe I’m a little sex starved. He can feature in my masturbatory fantasies as well. After all,
he’s that kind of can-do, helpful guy. Or at least, he is in my mind. And that’s where the man will stay. At
a safe and appropriate distance. For both the virus and my heart.


Finding a way to fall in love without physical proximity. Oh yeah, Sadie and Evan! Sexy hot and getting creative during the quarantine. Evan as the pro athlete under scrutiny for a crime he didn’t commit is a panty melting hunk. He’s enthralled by his temporary next door neighbor and beautiful blonde bombshell, Sadie. She’s the romance author that takes inspiration from the hot hunk that shows up at her neighbor’s. Her muse goes into overtime as Evan bears his beautiful bod while working out. These two take slow build to a new level as they find ways to get sexy while waiting fourteen days to be in the same room. I love their sweetness as they find ways to get sexy and help each other. His scandal is wearing as he waits to be cleared of any wrongdoing. Sadie takes inspiration from his life as she pounds out a new book. The virus rages as they hunker down, wait out the time period to be together and worry about loved ones. The beginning was fabulous, the middle brings home the real tragedy of what we’re all going through but it was a little depressing for me, and the ending cleared a path for these two lovers to be together. I didn’t like the resolution to Evan’s problems and the culprit didn’t ring true for me. There was some drama between Evan and Sadie at the end but it was cleared up thanks to Sadie’s ethics and growing love for Evan. I really loved these characters and the way they found their way to love while being apart at the beginning of their relationship. Terrific writing, a sexy romance, some sadness and lots to think about during these trying times.

Meet the Authors:

About Kylie Scott

Author-Kylie- Scott

Kylie is a
New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year,
2013, 2014 & 2018, by the Australian Romance Writer’s Association and her books have been translated
into eleven different languages. She is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and husband, she reads, writes and never dithers
around on the internet.

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About Audrey Carlan


Audrey Carlan is a #1 New York Times
and International bestselling author. Her titles have appeared on USA Today and the Wall Street Journal.
Audrey writes wicked hot love stories that have been translated in over thirty different languages across
the globe. She is best known for the world-wide bestselling series Calendar Girl and Trinity.

She lives in the California Valley where
she enjoys her two children and the love of her life. When she’s not writing, you can find her teaching
yoga, sipping wine with her “soul sisters,” or with her nose stuck in a steamy romance

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