Wednesday, July 31, 2019

DARE ~ SL Scott ~ Cover Reveal

DARE - A Rock Star Hero
Author: S.L. Scott
Release Date: August 15th, 2019
Cover Design: Letitia Hasser of RBA Designs
Photography by Rafa G. Catala
Model: Anselmo Menéndez Arias
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  DARE - A Rock Star Hero - Synopsis Dare Marquis is a bad boy rock star with a body to match. Cocky. Devilish good looks. A voice that commands attention. A night with him and no strings attached is just what I need. But he makes it impossible to not want more when he runs his hand through his dark, wild hair and smiles. One he only shares with me. Weatherly Beck is an angel with a body made for sin. Whip-smart. Drop dead gorgeous. Too good for any guy from the east side. Her life is planned out, so I don’t have a right to step in and mess up her future. But when I look into her sapphire blue eyes and taste the innocence on her lips, I know we’re meant to be more than a one-night stand. I want her to take a chance on me, to take a chance on us. She may not be a damsel in distress, but I Dare her to let me be her Hero. SLSDareBookCover3D4
Living in the capital of Texas with her family, Scott loves traveling and avocados, beaches, and cooking with her kids. She's obsessed with epic romances and loves a good plot twist. Her favorite color is blue, but she likens it more toward the sky than the emotion. Her home is filled with the welcoming symbol of the pineapple and finds surfing a challenge though she likes to think she's a pro.
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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

A Highlander Walks into a Bar by Laura Trentham ~ New Release and Review

The timeless romance, soaring passion—and gorgeous men—of Scotland comes to modern-day America. And the rules of love will never be the same…

Isabel Buchanan is fiery, funny, and never at a loss for words. But she is struck speechless when her mother returns from a trip to Scotland with a six-foot-tall, very handsome souvenir. Izzy’s mother is so infatuated by the fellow that Izzy has to plan their annual Highland Games all by herself. Well, not completely by herself. The Highlander’s strapping young nephew has come looking for his uncle…

Alasdair Blackmoor has never seen a place as friendly as this small Georgia town—or a girl as brilliant and beguiling as Izzy. Instead of saving his uncle, who seems to be having a lovely time, Alasdair decides he’d rather help Izzy with the Highland Games. Show her how to dance like a Highlander. Drink like a Highlander. And maybe, just maybe, fall in love with a Highlander. But when the games are over, where do they go from here?

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Laura Trentham is an award-winning author of contemporary and historical romance, including Then He Kissed Me and The Military Wife. She is a member of RWA, and has been a finalist multiple times in the Golden Heart competition. A chemical engineer by training and a lover of books by nature, she lives in South Carolina.

Elizabeth's Review

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

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One of my favorite things about Ms Trentham‘ work (at least the books I’ve read) is her ability to make the setting of the story as much a part of things as the characters. This is true with A Highlander Walks Into a Bar.

Set in Highland, GA - two real highlanders show up and set in motion events that change the lives of at least 2 couples. Alisdair and his uncle Gareth are the heartbreaking Highlanders matched up with Isabelle and her mother, Rose. While the focus of the story is on the younger couple, the older pair are definitely part of the action.

I found all of the characters likeable and the situations around them engaging and interesting. Ms Trentham pulled me in and had me invested in them finding resolutions to see if a happily ever after was possible.

I am curious to see what is in store for the good people of Highland in the future!

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1.     What inspired you to write A Highlander Walks into a Bar?
It was actually a Buick car commercial from a couple of years ago where a grandson picks his grandmother up from the airport and she says saucily, “I did a lot of shopping in Italy.” From behind her luggage steps an Italian gentleman. Of course, my writer brain kept picturing what happened after the three of drove off and twisted it into an entire story but had to make up a town for them to return to!

Another big inspiration is a real-life place: Helen, Georgia, is a town that has transformed itself into a German village. It’s picturesque and they celebrate Octoberfest every year. I twisted that concept and made my little town of Highland, Georgia, into a Scottish village including an annual Highland Games that the Buchanan ladies put on every summer which is an important aspect of the book.

2.     Introduce us to your main characters!
Isabel Buchanan is the daughter who picks her mother up from the airport only to be surprised by the appearance of Gareth Blackmoor, who happens to be keeping his title of Earl of Cairndow a secret from everyone in Highland, Georgia, including Rose Buchanan, Isabel’s mother.

Alasdair Blackmoor is Gareth’s nephew and heir to the title and castle in Scotland. He’s been sent to round up his wandering uncle and to make sure he isn’t being taken advantage of by some pushy American women. Complications ensue, including love (of course!)

3.     Lots of aspiring authors out there. Any advice for them?
To become a better writer, you must write. Sounds simple, but I know so many aspiring authors who get stuck in their own head. They plot and make inspiration boards and talk about writing, but when the fingers hit the keyboard, they get mired in doubts. Just get the words down. They don’t have to be perfect; they don’t even have to be good, but you can’t fix a blank page!

4.     How is A Highlander Walks into a Bar different from your other books?
While it’s still a Southern small town romance, it has a definite rom-com vibe. Expect low angst and lots of laughs! I love to read reviews where they reader has literally laughed out loud at several points.

5.     I know asking someone’s all-time favorite book is a loaded question so what’s your current favorite read?
Two series I have loved lately are Katherine Arden’s Winternight Trilogy (a fantasy retelling weaving medieval Russian history and folklore) and Deanna Raybourn’s Veronica Speedwell’s mysteries (a Victorian butterfly hunter teams up with a taxidermist to solve mysteries. I mean, seriously, how can you beat that combo?!)

6.     Alright, the ultimate question: why should we read your book?
If you need a pick-me-up, good-time, laugh-out-loud book, then read A Highlander Walks into a Bar!

7.     Favorite quote or scene you wrote in A Highlander Walks into a Bar?

As the woman continued to stare at him as if he were the bearer of the bubonic plague, his smile faltered. He stuck out a hand. “I’m Alasdair Blackmoor.
Although he registered a split-second hesitation on her part, she took his hand. “Isabel Buchanan.
Her handshake was firm and no-nonsense, but her palm was soft and her hand small in his. On closer inspection, her eyes striated into all different shades of brown and amber, and freckles dusted her cheeks. He hung on to her hand for too long, but couldn’t seem to pry himself away.
Breaking the spell, she wrested her hand from his, pulling it into a fist. Was she planning on throat-punching him? He rubbed his neck and took a step back, out of the radius of her magnetic energy, and her reach. On her approach, she’d seemed birdlike, insignificant even, but up close, he was having a hard time not staring like a first-class prat.
He was punch-drunk with exhaustion. It was the only logical explanation.
She stuck her hands into the back pockets of her jeans, stretching her red V-neck T-shirt tight. His gaze dipped instinctively and then stuck around to read the print on the pocket over the soft curve of her left breast: Highland. The Heart of Scotland in the Blue Ridge.
She cleared her throat. His gaze shot to hers, and he blinked to try to refocus his thoughts. “I was admiring . . . I mean, reading your shirt.”
“It’s not a novel.”
His face heated. He couldn’t remember the last time he’d blushed this hot and fierce.

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Monday, July 29, 2019

Deals ~ July 29 -31



Double Dog Dare (The Dogfather Book 7) by Roxanne St Claire $.99

The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty $1.99

Hot Asset (21 Wall Street Book 1) by Lauren Layne $1.99 (PRIME reading!)

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Thursday, July 25, 2019

Southern Gentleman by Jessica Peterson ~ New Release and Review

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Southern Gentleman, an all-new full length standalone contemporary romance by Jessica Peterson is LIVE!
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I know two things when I meet my new boss, Greyson Parker Montgomery III.
One, he’s an egomaniac.
And two, we’re going to get naked.
Something I didn’t know? That I’d end up pregnant.
No one is more surprised by our off-the-charts chemistry than me. I’m a free spirit with a passion for design and a taste for the bohemian. Greyson is a cocky venture capitalist who’s as pretentious as his sharply cut power suits.
He owns half of Charleston, and has the other half at his beck and call. But the only place he owns me is in bed...or in the backseat of his car, boneless and begging for mercy.
We argue over contracts and costs all day long. Behind closed doors, however, we engage in a different kind of business. The kind that has me surrendering to his unique brand of dominance.
Our no-strings attached arrangement suits me just fine. Until I wake up one morning with what I think is a wicked hangover.
Only it’s not a hangover.
I thought Greyson was a typical “greed is good” grump. But when he demands to be involved in the life we accidentally created, I start to see a different side of him. One that’s more gentleman than jerk.
Am I crazy to think we could be a family together? Or is making me fall for him just another one of his power plays?
A stand-alone, contemporary romance.
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Jessica Peterson writes smart, sexy romance set in her favorite cities around the world. She grew up on a steady diet of Mr. Darcy, Jamie Frasier, and Edward Cullen, and it wasn’t long before she started creating irresistible heroes of her own. She loves strong coffee, stronger heroines, and heroes with hot accents.
She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her husband Ben and her smelly Goldendoodle Martha Bean.
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My rating: 4 of 5 stars - Would Recommend to a Friend

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What a fun addition to the Charleston Heat series!
This stand alone read features two secondary characters (Julia and Greyson) that we’ve met before but don’t know well. Getting to know them through their unconventional romance is a lot of fun!

These two are brought together - in the real sense of the word - by a surprise pregnancy. One of the things I appreciated about the story is that the author was very real in discussing Julia’s reaction to discovering the pregnancy and some of the trials and tribulations that come with it. The thought processes are authentic and relatable.

I also appreciated that the bulk of the book was spent with Julia and Greyson navigating the “what now.” It was a pleasure to watch them grow from a casual, just physical dynamic to a place were they could be friends/co parents then discover they really do like each other.

These are great characters on their own and seeing them together was entertaining. The secondary cast are all people we’ve met before (or will be meeting soon) in primary character roles. Ms Peterson does an excellent job of blending them in and not letting them take over. This is an independent story, so a reader can easily start the series here. Just be warned, there are spoilers for the first two books if you haven’t read them.

I very much enjoy this series and am looking forward to what comes next.

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I Hate You~ Ilsa Madden Mills ~ Cover Reveal

I want you . . . even when I hate you.

I Hate You, an all-new enemies to lovers sports romance standalone from Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills, is coming August 19th and we have the sexy cover!

Blaze Townsend: I hate you.
Charisma Rossi: I hate you more.
She’s been expecting this ever since their latest showdown. She had good reason.
Hottest guy she’s ever seen.
Former fling.
Dumped her in front of her friends.
At her own party.
So no, she’s not about to forgive and forget just because he sits next to her in class.
He thinks all he has to do is turn on those baby blues, and she’ll melt right back into his arms. Please.She’d be crazy to let this cocky player affect her again. (Tell that to her body.)
Charisma Rossi.
Nerd girl with a dash of bad.
The one who got under his skin.
The one he cut loose.
Blaze knows she’s the riskiest prospect at Waylon University, but none of the interchangeable girls he hooks up with have ever made him feel the way she did. There’s absolutely no way he can have the girl and the game.
So why can’t he stop trying to win her back?
Can this wide receiver score the girl or will he make the biggest fumble of his life
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Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and USA Today best-selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills is best known for her angsty new adult romances and romantic comedies.
Eight of her eleven novels have placed in the Amazon Top 10 Best-seller List: Dirty English #1; Fake Fiancée and I Dare You #2; I Bet You, Filthy English, and Very Bad Things #6; Boyfriend Bargain #8; The Last Guy, her collaboration with Tia Louise, #4.
A former high school English teacher, she adores all things Pride and Prejudice, and of course, Mr. Darcy is her ultimate hero.
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The Kiss Me Series ~ Emma Hart ~ Cover Reveal


The Kiss Me Series, an all-new hilarious series of standalones from New York Times bestselling author Emma Hart is coming August 27th and we have the fresh and fun covers!

Kiss Me Not

Releasing August 27th
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Let me make this clear right here, right now: I, Halley Dawson, do not care that Preston Wright is kissing other women.
Not a lick. Not at all. Nuh-uh-freakin’-uh.
I do care that he’s doing it six feet away from me behind a gaudy velvet curtain—making him my competition in this year’s kissing contest.
Why do I care, you ask? Because I’ve had an unfortunate crush on the insufferable idiot since I was sixteen years old, but I also know it’s never going to happen.
He’s the Creek Falls bachelor to die for, and I’m the Creek Falls racoon lady who puts peanut butter sandwiches out for them every night.
I’m not going to let him break my four-year-long reign—no matter how many times he breaks the rules and slides the curtain across to do the one thing he’s not allowed to:
Kiss me.
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Kiss Me Tonight

Releasing September 24th
What do a wrong number text, a burning building, and a quirky florist have in common?
A hunky firefighter with an extra-large…hosepipe.
In hindsight, I never should have opened that text message. The last thing I needed first thing on a Monday was a picture of some stranger’s, um, eggplant, in my inbox.
I also should have replaced the batteries in my fire alarm, because my Friday night did not need to end with my apartment building going up in flames.
But it’s fine. It’s fine. Everything is fine.
I’m only lying in a hospital bed with more split ends than I’ve ever had, almost all my Earthly possessions have turned to ash, and apparently, they don’t serve wine to patients in this place.
But like I said, it’s fine.
Until he walks in.
The guy who saved my life. My hero. Noah Jacobs.
And the universe is amusing itself at my expense, because the dirty photo I woke up to on Monday?
It’s his.
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Kiss Me Again

Releasing October 22nd
WANTED: ROOMMATE. Must be tidy, polite, and absolutely not my brother’s hot as sin best friend.
I have no idea why I said yes.
Maybe I’d had one too many wines. Maybe I’d done it accidentally. Maybe I’d been sleep-texting.
One thing I know for sure is this: I absolutely do not want Ethan Hawkins in my apartment, up in my business, taking over my space.
Yet he’s here. Moving his stuff into my spare bedroom. Sending a wave of panty-melting, musky man-scent my way every time he walks past me.
Here’s the thing.
We don’t get along—at all. We never have, and I don’t think we’re going to start now that we’re under one roof.
There’s also that little issue where I’m kinda, sorta, totally in love with him…
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Emma Hart is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty novels and has been translated into several different languages.
She is a mother, wife, lover of wine, Pink Goddess, and valiant rescuer of wild baby hedgehogs.
Emma prides herself on her realistic, snarky smut, with comebacks that would make a PMS-ing teenage girl proud.
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Kickoff by Jami Davenport ~ New Release and Review

The next play Derek makes must be for Rachel's heart. Kickoff by Jami Davenport is now available!
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Struggling pro football wide receiver Derek Ramsey was once Rachel McCormick's best friend and lover, and now they're forced together again.
Gifted with an uncanny ability for evaluating football talent and a dogged determination to succeed in a man's world, Rachel finally gets her chance in the pros as a staff member of the Seattle Steelheads. Her first assignment is to help Derek get his game back. While working with him on the field, she succumbs to the chemistry between them and spends a forbidden night in his arms.
The next day Derek has the best performance of his not-so illustrious career. Soon Derek and Rachel are racking up nights in bed, and the team is racking up wins. Not only is Rachel his coach, but Derek knows the truth behind a secret that destroyed her father years before. They're risking their careers, but they can't resist each other.
Torn between love and duty, the clock is winding down. It's fourth and goal, one second left in the game. The next play Derek makes must be for Rachel's heart.
Previously published as Fourth and Goal in 2011. This version has been updated, re-written, and re-edited.
About the Author: USA Today Bestselling Author Jami Davenport writes sexy contemporary and sports romances, including her two new indie endeavors: the Game On in Seattle Series and the Madrona Island Series. Jami’s new releases consistently rank in the top fifty on the sports romance and sports genre lists on Amazon, and she has hit the Amazon top hundred authors list in both contemporary romance and genre fiction multiple times. Jami ranked Number Seven on Kobo’s Top Ten Most Completed Authors, an honor bestowed on the year’s “most engaging” authors based on an average page completion rate by their readers. Jami lives on a small farm near Puget Sound with her Green Beret-turned-plumber husband, a Newfoundland cross with a tennis ball fetish, a prince disguised as an orange tabby cat, and an opinionated Hanoverian mare. Jami works in IT for her day job and is a former high school business teacher. She’s a lifetime Seahawks and Mariners fan and is waiting for the day professional hockey comes to Seattle. An avid boater, Jami has spent countless hours in the San Juan Islands, a common setting in her books. In her opinion, it’s the most beautiful place on earth. Connect with Jami! Subscribe to my newsletter to receive a free novel and be notified of new releases, special sales, and contests:
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Elizabeth's Review

3.25 Stars - Above Average Read

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It’s a bit of an odd experience ready a book and knowing how it’s going to turn out. That’s Kickoff for me.... between reading the newer Stealheads books and the other originals that are being republished Derek and Rachel are characters that I’ve met before, but when they were further down the road from where they are here.

The “going back in time” idea probably led to some of the issues I had connecting with the characters, especially Derek and Ty (his cousin and a secondary character). In Kickoff, Derek is evolving both from a professional and emotional standpoint. It’s hard to see that when I’ve met the more evolved version already.

I also struggled a little bit with how the romance between Derek and Rachel started. I liked the second chance/work place element, but some of the early interactions almost seemed to undermine Rachel as a person. I don’t think that’s what was intended, but there were places that I just didn’t love.

This was a decent read, but I’m not sure it measures up to what I have come to expect from Ms Davenport. I don’t know if it’s because it’s originally an older manuscript that has been polished or if it’s something else, but I had a hard time clicking with this one.

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

In It To Win It ~ Kelly Jamieson ~ New Release and Review

In It To Win It by Kelly Jamieson is available now!
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Wynn family bonds bend but never break. . . .
JP Wynn:
I admit, I’ve made some bad choices—on and off the ice. Now all I want to do is show my team I can control my emotions while I’m playing and redeem myself with my family, especially with my brother, Théo. I hate that I hurt him and I’m determined to stay out of trouble. But the hot bridesmaid at Théo’s wedding is tempting me into another bad decision. A little flirting and a hook up with Taylor seem harmless . . . until Manny Martinez jumps me on the dance floor and starts beating the crap out of me. And just like that I add one more bad decision to my résumé.
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 I always thought hockey players were hot. Now I think they’re crazy. Manny broke my heart when he got traded to another team and left without even a goodbye. Then he showed up at my best friend’s wedding. All I wanted to do was show Manny that I was over him. And the groom’s sexy brother, JP, seemed more than willing to be my distraction. But after the way everything went down, I want nothing to do with any of them. Easier said than done. Especially when Lacey’s new brother-in-law is always around. . . . And I keep thinking about the wedding night, when we snuck away to his room for the best sex of my life.


  About Kelly Jamieson Kelly Jamieson is a USA Today bestselling author of over 40 romance novels and novellas. Her writing has been described as “emotionally complex”, “sweet and satisfying” and “blisteringly sexy”. She likes black coffee, white wine and high heels…and of course cheering on her Winnipeg Jets during hockey season!
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My rating: 4 of 5 stars - Would Recommend to a Friend

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With In It to Win It, Ms Jamieson returns us to the world of hockey dynasty family the Wynn’s. This stand alone story focus on JP and builds on the back story established for him in book one of the series (Playing to Win)

I enjoyed getting to know JP better in this story as well as his love interest, Taylor. Both are likeable characters. They each bring a little bit of baggage to the situation, but issues that are fairly normal given their ages, life experience, and family situations. The interactions between JP and Taylor as things popped up gave a lot of insight to who they are and seemed to build a solid base for a relationship that had an interesting/rocky start.

This is book 2 in a series surrounding a somewhat large family. You can start the series here, but if you do, there are some spoilers for the first book as the couple from Playing to Win (Theo and Lacey) feature prominently here as secondary characters (JPs Brother/Taylor’s friend). We also get to see a little more of the extended Wynn family and I am sure we will see them in future books. Ms Jamieson does an excellent job of pulling in enough of previously told backstory so that JP and Taylor’s story makes sense without bogging down the current story. The interactions with secondary characters are organic and it’s a pleasure to see more of them without being distracted by them.

I am definitely looking forward to seeing more of the Wynn family.

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Monday, July 22, 2019

Infinite by Corinne Michaels ~ New Release and Review

Infinite (Book Two in the Indefinite Duet)
Release Date: July 22, 2019
I was right. I never should’ve fallen back in love with Quinn. I always knew we wouldn’t make it. And to make matters worse, not only did I lose my soulmate—I lost myself as well.
Everything was stripped away, leaving me bare and unable to breathe. No one told me it could hurt this much. I was unprepared for this level of agony from the horrible weight of grief. I planned to love him infinitely. But what is infinity, when love always ends?

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New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Corinne Michaels is the author of ten romance novels. She's an emotional, witty, sarcastic, and fun loving mom of two beautiful children. Corinne is happily married to the man of her dreams and is a former Navy wife.
After spending months away from her husband while he was deployed, reading and writing was her escape from the loneliness. She enjoys putting her characters through intense heartbreak and finding a way to heal them through their struggles. Her stories are chock full of emotion, humor, and unrelenting love.
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Elizabeth's Review

3.75 Stars ⭐️ - Would recommend to a friend 

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Infinite is a bit of a hard book to review. Why you ask?
1. It’s part 2 of a duet and does not stand on its own. If you haven’t read Indefinite, stop, do not pass go and do not read this book until you do. (This is why the 1/4 star is missing).

2. I find it challenging to review this book without encompassing the whole story.

3. I have to be spoiler free!

I’m going to give this a try. Infinite picks up right where Indefinite left off and drops us right into the very emotional action. Ms Michaels does an excellent job of portraying the emotions that the cast experiences both in the immediate and longer term. We see grief, loss, healing, and love. I appreciated the fact that there was some tough love by family and friends for the characters that needed it and the fact that professional assistance was sought when needed.

Both books in the duet were well written, but I am going to be blunt and say that I don’t really see WHY this needed to be a duet. It’s the author’s creative process and I understand that the need was there for the story to play out a certain way, but I just don’t see it. To me, there were places in each book that were a bit repetitive, not enough to be annoying, but enough that I noticed. It seemed as if with some creative editing the two books could have easily been combined into one story.

Please know that the above comments are not meant to detract from the very powerful story for Ashton and Quinn contained in these books. They are definitely worth reading, I am just not a big fan of duets and feel like there would have been more bang for the buck if the story was complete in one volume.

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Sunday, July 21, 2019

Steals and Deals - July 21 -26


Ride Me Dirty: Contemporary Cowboy Romance (Bridgewater County Book 1) by Vanessa Vale

Love, Chocolate, and Beer: Luke & Dani (Cactus Creek Book 1) by Violet Duke

Falling from Gravity by K K Allen

Not In Her Wildest Dreams (Secret Dreams Book 1) by Dani Collins

Checkmate: This is War (Travis & Viola, #1) (Checkmate Duet) by Kennedy Fox

Trying To Be Good Book 1 by Weston Parker

Cupcake Overload (Cupcakes Book 2) by Bethany Lopez

The Key West Anthology by C A Harms

Taken by Love: Luke Braden (Love in Bloom: The Bradens at Trusty Book 1) by Melissa Foster

Let's Do It: A Journey's End Novel by Ann Christoper

Eye of the Beholder: New Adult Romance (The Donovans) by Nana Malone

The Deal (Off-Campus Book 1) by Elle Kennedy

Dancing on a Moonbeam (Bedford Falls Book 1) by Kate Perry

Starting Over (Starting Over Series Book 1) by Evan Grace

Lies (Phoenix Undercover Book 1) by C A Harms

That Was Yesterday (The Yesterday Series Book 2) by HJ Bellus


Chasing Wildfire (Forever Series) by J Lum $.99 (PRE ORDER)

One Night (Lighter Ones Book 3) by Aleatha Romig $.99

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Saturday, July 20, 2019

Review Round Up - July 20

TBR Reads

Sexy Filthy Boss (White Collar Brothers #1)Sexy Filthy Boss by Piper Rayne

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

Copy was received as a gift

This was a fun and entertaining read.
We see the male lead reform from a confirmed bachelor to besotted boyfriend (even though he still manages to mess things up). He is paired with a strong and interesting female lead who is easily his equal even if it’s not totally obvious.

I liked Annie and Enzo together - they were interesting and dynamic. I especially enjoyed the fact that once the romantic relationship started, it was Annie setting the rules.
Both characters had decent emotional growth that made this more than just a taboo office romance.

I am looking forward to seeing what’s coming up for Enzo’s brothers!


The Scoundrel in Her Bed (Sins for All Seasons, #3)The Scoundrel in Her Bed by Lorraine Heath

3.5 Stars - Worth a reader's Time

I received this book in a Bubbles and Books box and this is my first read by this author.

It took me a little bit to get into the story, mainly because it starts off with some flip flopping from past to present and back again.
The more time I spent with Vivi and Finn the more I liked them and enjoyed seeing them get a second chance at love. I also appreciated that the author took on social issues and problems of the era and gave her characters voices to fight and try to change them.

This is part of a series - it appears to focus on the Trewlove family. I am curious about the previous books in the series and what may be coming next.


Falling from His Grace (Gentlemen of Temptation, #1)Falling from His Grace by Kristin Vayden

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

This is a historical that I received in a recent Bubbles and Books box and was really a lot of fun to read.

Set in a time when women (and even young men) in high society had limited freedom to make certain decisions, we meet Liliah, Lucas, and friends as they face a unique predicament.

I liked Liliah and the strength she showed in facing adversity as well as the loyalty she displayed towards friends and her sister when it seemed certain events couldn’t be avoided. Luc was a bit of a different character and his emotional evolution was entertaining.

Add in a bit of suspense and this was a fun read. The first of a series, it left me curious for what may be coming next.


  Single Dad Next DoorSingle Dad Next Door by Cathryn Fox

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This was interesting, but I was left a little flat after reading it.
I struggled to connect with the characters and the story line which was a cute premise underwhelmed me upon execution. Rachel and Jaxson were both likeable, but I wanted to see them and their story more fully developed.
There were also several editing and consistency issues that pulled me from the story.


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