Friday, June 14, 2024

Review Round Up ~ June 14




New(er) Releases:


My rating: 4 of 5 stars - Would Recommend to a Friend

Review Copy Provided by Author

Susan Mallery is an author whom I met through her romance works and have appreciated experiencing her evolution into a different type of storytelling.
Erica and Allison are women in vastly different places in life and have nothing in common, except that they share a husband/ex-husband. Erica's teenage daughter, Summer, loves her stepmother, and that connects them as Allison's life spirals out of control thanks to her husband's actions.

These are interesting women. I wasn't sure I liked them early on, but I respected them both. Erica had created an empire for herself. Allison worked just as hard but was more plodding along. I appreciated how Ms Mallery used Summer's role to bring everyone together and break down walls.

The fallout from Peter's (the husband) actions shakes everything up and leads both Erica and Allison on a journey where they face physical challenges, but also things that are hard emotionally. Watching their transformations was heartwarming and filled with hope for those that have been wounded, but keep trying.

Add in a small and interesting secondary cast and you have a great Summer read.

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars - Would Recommend to a Friend

Review Copy Provided by Author

Surprisingly sweet read….
Monroe and Juliet are characters that we’ve met in secondary roles before, so it was fun to get to know them better here.

This connected stand alone focuses on co-workers with different views of love as they are put in an unusual situation. I loved their interactions and seeing the emotional evolution both characters went through.

The secondary cast here is fairly small, but plays a key role in holding up a mirror for our pairs feelings. Ms Blakely did an excellent job of helping our pair grow as individuals as well as together!

This was a fun read that I had a hard time putting down.

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Thursday, June 13, 2024

Full Throttle ~ Melanie Moreland ~ New Release

 


Full Throttle by Melanie Moreland is now live!


 


There's a new mechanic in town.


Dom Salvatore.
Tall, serious, intense. A loner.
Exactly what he wants to be.
Until he meets her.


Cherry Gallagher.
Independent. Stubborn. Sexy as hell.
And not interested.
Or is she?

What happens when two lonely people open up and discover there is more to life than being alone?
When the sparks they feel become an inferno they can't control?
When they discover the best part of each other is what they were missing?
Can they handle the full throttle of love?

Author's Note: Join this found family in the final story set in the small town of Littleburn, Ontario, Canada. Where this group of blue-collar heroes learn to love fiercely the strong women in their lives. 



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Meet Melanie Moreland



New York Times/USA Today bestselling author Melanie Moreland, lives a happy and content life in a quiet area of Ontario with her beloved husband of thirty-plus years and their rescue cat, Amber. Nothing means more to her than her friends and family, and she cherishes every moment spent with them.

While seriously addicted to coffee, and highly challenged with all things computer-related and technical, she relishes baking, cooking, and trying new recipes for people to sample. She loves to throw dinner parties, and also enjoys traveling, here and abroad, but finds coming home is always the best part of any trip.

Melanie loves stories, especially paired with a good wine, and enjoys skydiving (free falling over a fleck of dust) extreme snowboarding (falling down stairs) and piloting her own helicopter (tripping over her own feet.) She's learned happily ever afters, even bumpy ones, are all in how you tell the story.

 

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Monday, June 10, 2024

The Way We Touch ~ Tia Louise ~ New Release

 


The Way We Touch by Tia Louise is now live!



My brother’s best friend might be a cocky wide receiver with an ego the size of Texas, but I did not mean to almost kill him with a ghost pepper.


Logan Murphy should come with a warning.

He’s as hot as a Carolina Reaper on black asphalt in the middle of July. 

With perfectly messy dark hair and smoldering blue eyes—and don’t even get me started on the way that black tee stretches across his toned chest…


He’s my brother’s best friend.

He’s also a football star on track to win the first wide-receiver MVP in league history.

Good thing I only date golfers… or I did.

Good thing he’s only visiting for a month, because the more I see he’s not a player, the harder it is to block him from running away with my heart.


I’ve always loved football, but after eight years pro, everything about it leaves me cold.

So when I agree to head south with my best friend, the last thing I expect is to have my face melted off by his pepper-loving little sister.

Dylan Bradford was supposed to be a kid, not a feisty pinup who looks at me like she’s never seen a man before. 


She’s all curves and cutoffs, bare feet dancing in the warm summer night, 

But I’m only in town a month, and she doesn’t date football players.

Then late-night talks turn to sharing past hurts and future dreams, and shy looks turn to confident kisses.

The heat between us can’t be denied. 

It’s spicy and sweet, and it melts us together. 

Until the way we touch becomes more than friendly—it’s forever.


(A small-town, brother’s best friend, sports romance with hilarious “accidents,” and a dirty-talking hero. No cheating. No cliffhanger. No third-act breakup.)



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Meet Tia Louise



Tia Louise is the USA TODAY best-selling, award-winning author of super-hot and sexy romances. All her heroes are alphas with hearts of gold, and all her heroines are the smart, sassy ladies who love them. 

 

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Friday, June 7, 2024

Steals and Deals ~ June


A monthly list of bargain books.... I will try to remove expired deals, but make sure you check before clicking.... 

Steals:



Deals:



Restraint (Mason Family Book 1) by Adriana Locke $2.49

Nothing But It All by Adriana Locke $1.99




A Kiss for a Kiss by Helena Hunting $1.99

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Review Round Up ~ June 7




New(er) Releases:


My rating: 4 of 5 stars - Would Recommend to a Friend

Review Copy Provided by Publisher via Net Galley

This is an author whose historical works I’ve enjoyed in the past, so when the opportunity to read about an event I don’t know much about came along via net galley - I couldn’t resist.
As with previous works, I appreciated the dedicated research that went into presenting the material in a thoughtful manner from both sides of the equation. The glimpses into the heads of crucial figures shed light into just how close we came to the brink of extinction.
The author makes difficult subject matter approachable and relatable by also including the thoughts and feelings of everyday people in addition to world leaders.
Books like this - where I can learn as well as enjoy a good story make me realize how much I miss reading historical fiction when I have been away from it for a while.

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars - Would Recommend to a Friend

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The Nurse Behind the Gates is not an easy book to read, but it is an important book to read.

One of the things I have always struggled with as I have learned and studied history is how did people living around the concentration camps not "know" anything about what was going on in their backyards. Ms Ryan gives us a glimpse into what growing up in Munich in the 1930's would be like for a group of friends both Jewish and not.

Emilie, Danner, Otto and the others navigate the changing landscape. We get to see the emotional and real-life impact on all of them and their decisions. I appreciated how relatable the characters were even when they had to do things they didn't agree with.

Reading The Nurse Behind the Gates gave a good sense of the deception and stress that permeated WWII era Germany. I won't go as far as saying that it changed the prejudice I have for the perpetrators of the crimes committed, but it does give me a better appreciation for the average citizens.

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars - One of  Best

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In To Catch a Kiwi, Rosalind James brings us back to New Zealand with new characters (Roman and Summer - and Delilah) who are tangentially connected to previous characters we’ve known and loved.

I have to say that this was a book I think I needed. Summer comes to New Zealand with a cargo plane worth of baggage and literally crashes into Roman’s life. Little need he know that he really needed her and cousin Delilah as much as they needed him.
Ms James takes us journey with this trio. There is unpacking of baggage, secrets revealed, crisis dealt with, more secrets, emotional support, and love. The grace that is given and missteps made reflect the humanity of the characters and lessons that many of us need to remember.

As always, Ms James has a unique style that pulls the reader in and has you invested in the characters and their growth.

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Thursday, June 6, 2024

Hold Me Until Morning ~ A L Jackson ~ Cover Reveal

 


A.L. Jackson has revealed the gorgeous covers for Hold Me Until Morning!


Releasing: July 1, 2024

Cover Design: Sarah Sentz

Model Cover Photographer: Wander Aguiar


I should have known I’d be playing with fire when I found the sexy as hell woman moving in next door...


It was pouring rain, so I figured the neighborly thing to do would be to lend a hand.


I nearly dropped to my knees when I realized who she was.


Hailey Wagner.


It’s been six years since I’ve seen her, and she’s always been the one person on earth who is off limits.


My past sins I’ve kept like an ugly secret made sure of that.


Too bad this single mom with the soulful eyes still makes my pulse speed the way it did back then, and I soon find our chemistry is just as strong.


When I find her ex threatening her, I insist on staying with Hailey and her little girl until I’m sure they’re safe.


I thought I could handle being under her roof. Only the tension between us strains, and with one forbidden kiss, all restraint is lost. We collide in a lightning bolt of greed, the two of us locked behind her door night after night.


Falling so hard I know there will be no coming back from it.


But being with Hailey exposes the past I’ve been trying to hide, and I’ll do anything to protect her from it. Because if I don’t? We’re both going to pay the consequences…


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Meet A.L. Jackson 



A.L. Jackson is the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance. She writes emotional, sexy, heart-filled stories about boys who usually like to be a little bit bad.


If she's not writing, you can find her hanging out by the pool with her family, sipping cocktails with her friends, or of course with her nose buried in a book.

 

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