Thursday, April 11, 2024

Dr Single Dad ~ Louise Bay ~ New Release & Review


Louise Bay

Release Date: April 11


Unexpected fatherhood, a newborn daughter and a nanny in the next bedroom he can't stop fantasizing about.

When a one-night stand announces I just became a father to a baby girl, my world is thrown into turmoil.

My choice: single fatherhood or sign adoption papers.

The decision is easy.

Within hours, I'm on a plane to collect my daughter.

I’m in over my head. I barely know one end of a baby from the other. Luckily, I have the perfect plan. I’ll hire live-in help, have limited involvement with the kid, and keep my life just the same as it’s always been.

I finally find a nanny who lives up to my exacting standards. But the only problem is, every time I look at her, the future I thought I wanted starts to crumble.

Nothing in my life is going according to plan… and the wriggling poo machine in my arms is unexpectedly worming her way into my heart.

Life was ordered and logical until I got myself two roommates and started falling in love with both of them.

A standalone romance.

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Meet Louise Bay:

International, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author, Louise Bay writes contemporary romance novels that make you laugh - the kind she likes to read.

Ruined by the bonk-busters of the eighties, Louise was inspired by Judith Krantz and Jackie Collins, but wants to be Emily Henry when she grows up.

Louise loves the rain, RHOBH, London, days when she doesn't have to wear make-up, hanging out with her kid, elephants and champagne (not necessarily in that order).

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Elizabeth's Review

3.5 stars - Worth a Reader's Time

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The Dr Series by Louise Bay is one I’ve read pieces of and consistently enjoyed. The Cove family has been fun to get to know. These are all standalone books. There is some character crossover, but not enough to be lost or confused if you haven’t read all of the books in the series.

In this final installment, we meet youngest brother Dax as he has his world upended by a child he wasn’t expecting and the nanny he hires to help out.
It took me a while to warm up to Dax, but I definitely liked Eira, the nanny. Her efforts to thaw him helped humanize his character and make him more likeable.

There were lots of things about this story that I enjoyed and it was a sweet story, but there were parts that I found disjointed and a bit confusing as well (that would be the missing star). These items may be personal preference and I don’t want to risk spoiling things for others. I will just say that I felt pieces of the story around Eira’s personal growth felt rushed and slightly unexplained.

Overall, this was a good conclusion to the Dr series and served as a good vehicle for introducing potential new characters. Louise Bay is an author I will definitely look forward to more books from.

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I Wish We Had Forever ~ Jessica Peterson ~ New Release & Review


I Wish We Had Forever by Jessica Peterson is now live! 

A scorching hot, brother’s-best-friend, bad-boy/good-girl, fake-marriage standalone romance in the small-town Harbour Village series …

I’ve been pining for Abel Miller since we were teenagers. He’s sexy as hell, and has always played a starring role in all my fantasies. Too bad he only sees me as his best friend’s little sister.

He’s also a broody playboy who takes home a new girl every night, while I’m looking to find forever with someone. Abel and I couldn’t be more different.

But when my dad gets sick and says he just wants to see me safe, settled, and happily in love, Abel shocks me by offering to pretend to be my husband.

Now I’m living with the man of my dreams in his luxe bachelor pad as his fake wife. Plot twist: it only has one bed. Which isn’t a problem, until he accidentally walks in on me naked and I wind up bent over the couch with him on his knees between my legs.

Turns out my feelings weren’t so one-sided after all. But Abel swears he’s too much of a bad boy for the type of relationship I’m looking for, and warns me not to fall in love with him.

Can I convince him he’s always been the one for me? Or am I just headed for heartbreak by wishing we had forever?

I WISH WE HAD FOREVER is book three in the standalone interconnected Harbour Village series. 

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Jessica Peterson writes romance with heat, humor, and heart. Heroes with hot accents are her specialty. When she’s not writing, she can be found bellying up to a bar in the south’s best restaurants with her husband Ben, reading books with her adorable daughter Gracie, or snuggling up with her 70-pound lap dog, Martha.

A Carolina girl at heart, she fantasizes about splitting her time between Charleston and Asheville, but currently lives in Charlotte, NC.

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Elizabeth's Review

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

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I Wish We Had Forever is the perfect conclusion to the Harbour Village trio!
Able has been in the background of the first two books and it was wonderful to get to know the real man behind the persona he's taken on. We met Jen in book two since she's Tuck's sister, and I liked her here too. As much as I liked these two alone, I loved them together.

Ms Peterson had Papa Joe (Jen's Dad) play a key role in this story. His matchmaking was top notch and the support he provided both Able and Jen as they navigated things was beyond sweet. Both characters had significant emotional growth that made me root for them to be a successful couple.

This was an entertaining story that pulled me in and wouldn't let go. The core is sweet, but there is a strong spicy element too. I will say that while this is a stand alone story, it leans heavily on background established in the first two books of the series. That's not to say a reader starting here wouldn't enjoy the book, but the experience would be enhanced by going in order.

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Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Well and Truly Pucked ~ Lauren Blakely ~ Cover Reveal



From #1 New York Times bestselling author Lauren Blakely, comes the final why choose, standalone hockey romance in her My Hockey Romance series, WELL AND TRULY PUCKED! This sexy, rivals-to-friends-to-lovers romance is full of heart, heat, humor, and a special kind of joy in finding a wild, unexpected love. Releasing May 9th in all formats, and free to read in Kindle Unlimited, check out the cover and pre-order your copy today!

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πŸ’ Hockey Romance
πŸ’œ Why Choose
πŸ’ Three Men: One’s a Brit, One’s Broody, & One’s Flirty
πŸ’œ Rivals-to-Friends-to-Lovers
πŸ’ Forced Proximity
πŸ’œ Romance Lessons
πŸ’ One Week Only
πŸ’œ Sweet Revenge
πŸ’ They Fall First
πŸ’œ Dirty Candy Land
πŸ’ World’s Cutest Dog


Cover Illustration: Kylie Sek
Dog Model: Clarice/rescue dog companion of voracious reader Jean Siska

About WELL AND TRULY PUCKED (Coming 5/9/2024):

I swear I only asked one hot hockey-playing friend to give me romance lessons for the week, but three hockey stars volunteered…

The post breakup plan was simple – escape from my toxic ex to a vacation rental and stay far away from men.

But thanks to a booking snafu I’m accidentally sharing it with three hot hockey players. One’s flirty, one’s broody, one’s a cheeky Brit, and they’re all the most attentive men I’ve ever met.

After a couple of glasses of champagne, I’m telling them about the contest my ex is running on his dating advice web site. The topic? What makes a great boyfriend, and I want to submit a column.

All three offer to show me every single thing I’ve been missing in and out of bed.

We make a deal for one week only. It’s only for revenge, of course. I work for the other hockey team in the city so it’d be a big mistake to truly get involved with a rival, let alone three.

Even though I melt under their touch. They show me what it means to be adored, cherished and romanced.

But as the week ticks on, what started as revenge fast turns into me giving my heart to three men I can’t have. Looks like I’m well and truly pucked.


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Monday, April 8, 2024

Review Round Up ~ April 8

New(er) Releases:

My Favorite Mistake (Legacy of the Maguires #6)My Favorite Mistake by Stella Holt

3.5 stars - Worth a Reader's Time

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This was an entertaining read in the Maguire world. We met “bad boy” Ian in his brother Drake’s book and got to know him better here.
He is paired with PR guru, Simone, during his Dad’s campaign for governor.

This is a somewhat surface-level story. We get to know our main characters just enough to enjoy them and root for them. It was fun to see the reformed anti-commitment guy fall hard and fast.

I have enjoyed the Maguire stories - they are fun, light, pleasure reads.


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

Ms Hart is an author that I’ve enjoyed before, especially the unique situations she creates for her characters and Wild Card is a fantastic return for her!
Jessa is a fish out of water as an English Lady in Tennessee for her best friend’s wedding. A mix-up has her staying with cousin Remy - her polar opposite!
The chemistry between Jessa and Remy was fantastic and I enjoyed seeing them get to know each other. There was so much more to both of these people than they initially showed, that it was truly fun to get to know them as individuals as well.

The secondary cast was key in this story. Cass, the best friend/cousin, her fiancΓ©, Davis, and Henry the best friend/unrequited love all played big roles in moving things forward and helping our leading characters find their way.
Overall, this is a feel-good story about finding what you really want and going after dreams. I am curious to see if the series continues.

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Friday, April 5, 2024

Forgotten Desires ~ Corinne Michales ~Cover Reveal

Corinne Michaels has revealed the gorgeous covers for Forgotten Desires!

Releasing: June 5, 2024

Cover Design: Sommer Stein, Perfect Pear Creative

Cover Art Drawing: Samaiya Beaumont

Photographer: Michelle Lancaster

Cover Model: Shaun Collins

He’s a billionaire in need of a wife …

And I’m his ex who can’t say no to him.

Ten years ago Carson Knight was my one great love, but he abandoned me without a trace.

Now he’s a billionaire single-dad in need of a temporary wife.

And he’s at my house on one knee with a proposal …

Marry him, so he’s more likely to win full custody of his daughter, keeping her safe from her unstable mother. In return, he’ll take care of the medical expenses for a surgery my father needs to survive.

Reluctantly, I agree to tie the knot, on one condition. Once those custody papers are signed, we go our separate ways. Because he’s even more gorgeous, charming, and sweeter than he was back then, and I don’t trust myself not to fall for my fake husband.

Especially when I hear him say “my wife.”

Or feel his hands on my skin. Taste his kiss or see the way he looks at me with those blue eyes and know that our carefully crafted rules will shatter.

Right alongside my heart.

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Corinne Michaels is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of romance novels. Her stories are chock full of emotion, humor, and unrelenting love, and she enjoys putting her characters through intense heartbreak before finding a way to heal them through their struggles.

Corinne is a former Navy wife and happily married to the man of her dreams. She began her writing career after spending months away from her husband while he was deployed--reading and writing were her escapes from the loneliness. Corinne now lives in Virginia with her husband and is the emotional, witty, sarcastic, and fun-loving mom of two beautiful children.


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Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Steals and Deals ~ April

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


Idol (VIP Book 1) by Kristen Callihan

Parentmoon by L B Dunbar


Fallen Foe (Cruel Castaways) by L J Shen $2.49

Fools Rush In by Kristan Higgins $1.99

Just One of the Guys by Kristan Higgins $1.99

Beauty and the Baller (Strangers in Love) by Ilsa Madden-Mills $1.99

Think Twice by Stephanie Rose $.99

Exposed (VIP Book 4) by Kristen Callihan $2.99

Someone Like You by Susan Mallery $1.99

A Will and a Way by Nora Roberts $1.99

Swear on My Life by S L Scott $1.99

The Au Pair by Emma Rous $1.99

Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear $2.99

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Monday, April 1, 2024

Review Round Up ~ April 1

New(er) Releases:

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

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If you've read Ms Flynn's Anger Bang, you remember Thea's ride-or-die friends Astrid and Nola. In Walk of Shame, we catch up with our three friends in Astrid's story. The bulk of this story takes place sequentially to Thea's, but there are no spoilers just in case you are reading our trio of girlfriends out of order.

When we meet Astrid, she is 5 years past a romantic trauma that changed the course of her life. She's "dealt" with things on the surface, but has she? Then she meets Cal - one man she shouldn't get involved with even though she doesn't know that then.

Ms Flynn does an excellent job of blending humor into the emotional growth that both Astrid and Cal need to experience to have the future both deserve (individually and together). There is a great secondary cast that loyal readers will recognize that helps steer our clueless duo in the direction they need to go. This was an entertaining book that also tugged on some heartstrings. We also see hints as to who Nola's love interest might be and I was left very curious about Cal's sisters!


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

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Let’s go back to the Chicago Rebels with team bad boy, Dex O’Malley. Dex has been in several of the previous Rebel books as a secondary character, but this is the first time we’ve really gotten a chance to know him as a person. This opportunity comes because Dex has lived up to his reputation and gotten in trouble again.

I appreciated that Ms Meader gave Dex a chance to redeem himself and grow as a person in Wild Ride. Pairing him with single mom, Ashley, gave him a chance to see what working to impress someone could do.

I found myself liking Ashley and her daughter, Willa. Their journey hasn’t been easy, but as Dex gets to know them he can see similarities to himself and gets to show his own empathy. This romantic pairing was sweet as it gave both characters a chance to evolve into stronger individuals who worked well together.

This is also a great opportunity to catch up with Rebels we haven’t seen in a while as the team pulls together to support Dex. Long-term readers will be glad for these little catch-ups as well as the tease for the next book in the series.

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