Hopeless Romantic

Reading is my favorite past time. I enjoy opening a book and knowing that there will always be a new experience. My genre of choice is romance.  Whether contemporary or historical, series or standalone. I love them all. 

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HOT FOR THE FIREMAN (BOSTON HEAT) BY GINA L. MAXWELL

 

 

Release Date:  March 27, 2017

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Ex-Army Ranger Erik Grady lives for the job. So when his chief at the Boston Fire Department offers him two choices—mandated therapy for supposed PTSD or a permanent desk job at the station, he reluctantly agrees to see a shrink. Only this doctor is unlike anything he expected. Female and curved in all the right places? Check. Hotter than a four-alarm fire? Check. The kind of woman that can heat his blood in and out of bed? Check, check. And oh, yeah, he just happens to have firsthand experience...

 

Of all the men to walk into psychologist Olivia Jones' office, why did it have to be him? Her one-night stand isn't playing by the rules of just. One. Night. She’s had her heart broken in the past, and no way is she going there again. And now he's blackmailing her into three dates? Well, if that's what it takes to make him see a different therapist, fine. She can handle it. So what if the chemistry between them is combustible? She's a professional, damn it. She'll date Mr. I'm Too Sexy For My Bunker Pants. But it won’t end in the fun he expects.

 

It’s time to see how much heat this fireman can take...

 

 

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REVIEW:  HOT FOR THE FIREMAN (BOSTON HEAT) BY GINA L. MAXWELL

 

Hot for the FiremanHot for the Fireman by Gina L. Maxwell

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


There's no question that Erik and Olivia set off sparks, their chemistry is off the charts. So much so that it becomes hard to maintain a boundary between personal and professional. He needs a shrink to guide him thru the chaos in his head. What he ends up getting is a tempting distraction that he wants to warm his bed. Olivia is a woman of sophistication in a respected career where her rep is her calling card. When her past meets her present, her world becomes one of wicked attraction and hormonal overload. Will this turn out to be just what the doctor ordered? A whole lot of naughty equals out to a spicy read.



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 Rivers Edge Boxset

 

 

RIVERS EDGE BOXSET  BY LACEY BLACK

 

 

Release Date:  March 27, 2017

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Family is everything.

That’s the motto of the Stevens family, where nothing is secret and everything is fair game. From Jake, Nate, Will, Travis, and Avery, each Stevens sibling has one big shot at finding love in their small town, Rivers Edge.

Follow the five siblings on their quest for love in the Rivers Edge boxed set. This set contains five full length novels, as well as two novellas and a never before released short story featuring Brooklyn.

Trust Me
Fight Me
Expect Me
Promise Me: A Novella
Protect Me
Boss Me
Trust Us: A Christmas Novella
Trust Me: A Brooklyn Short Story

*Each story can be read as a standalone. For mature audiences only due to graphic sexual content and language.

 

 

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REVIEW:  RIVERS EDGE BOX SET  BY LACEY BLACK

 

Rivers Edge BoxsetRivers Edge Boxset by Lacey Black

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Rivers Edge presented me with a unique opportunity. To discovery a new author by diving right in to a series of prolific stories that thrive on the example of what family means. Through the eyes of Avery, Nate, Travis, Jake and Will, I fell in love, had my heart broken and learned some tough life lessons. All while having the undying devotion of family and finding the road that leads to that elusive pot of gold. Happiness. The Stevens, give their all to love, life and each other. Who could ask for anything more. My heart may never be the same and for that, author Lacey Black and her boisterous and lovable characters are to blame.




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Forever Mine (Opposites Attract, #2)

 

 

FOREVER MINE (OPPOSITES ATTRACT) BY ERIN NICHOLAS

 

 

 

Release Date:  March 28, 2017

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Maya Goodwin doesn't believe in holding back. Ever. As a cop, she never hesitated to throw herself into harm's way to save someone. Even after an injury on the job forces her to retire, she's not afraid to keep risking it all to get the life she wants. With a new career teaching martial arts to kids already underway, she's looking forward to the future - and taking a chance on the unbelievably hot Dr. Alex Nolan.

Maya - daring and spontaneous - is the exact opposite of what Alex always thought he wanted. But when a nine-year-old daughter he never knew existed shows up on his doorstep, Maya is the one who helps them hold it together. With love on the line, will the guy who's always played it safe be willing to take the biggest risk of all?

 

 

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REVIEW: FOREVER MINE (OPPOSITES ATTRACT) BY ERIN NICHOLAS

 

Forever Mine (Opposites Attract, #2)Forever Mine by Erin Nicholas

My rating: 5 of 5 stars



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A pen is a mighty tool. It can be used to cut down or inspire. Erin Nicholas knows the power it wields so she does not take for granted it's impact. Forever Mine is evidence of that. Within these pages, she entertains, inspires and informs. Forever Mine is not only a romance between a man and a woman, but the building of a bridge between a father and a daughter. The most powerful message to take away from Charli, Maya, Alex and Rachel is that imperfections do not make the person but the ability to push beyond the barriers set for ourselves as we follow our hearts and give of ourselves is the most precious gift we have. I was not expecting to fall in love, but I went and did it anyway.



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CRAZY OVER YOU (LOVE WITH ALTITUDE) BY DAISY PRESCOTT

 

 

Release Date:  March 28, 2017

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

My savior isn’t prince charming.

I’m not that lucky.

He’s my worst nightmare.

He’s my one night stand from two years ago.

And he doesn’t remember me.

 

What happens on vacation doesn't always stay on vacation. Especially in a place like Aspen. I moved to the mountains for my dream vet job. I never expected to run into the man of my dreams. Again.

 

I never thought I'd see her again.

My Cinderella didn't leave me a shoe to find her.

Not that I'd need random footwear to recognize her.

Her kiss is something I'll never forget.

 

Work hard. Play hard. I'm paid to be a nice guy on the slopes, but what I do in my off time isn't always about making good choices. That's the fun of living in a ski town. I stay while the women come and go.

 

Crazy Over You is a standalone romantic comedy and the second book in the Love with Altitude series. 

 

 

 

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REVIEW:   CRAZY OVER YOU (LOVE WITH ALTITUDE) BY DAISY PRESCOTT

 

Crazy Over YouCrazy Over You by Daisy Prescott

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Love is not always dancing hearts and fairy tale dreams. Happily ever after requires work. Crazy Over You has that spark that lights up the atmosphere with it's humor and heart, while still delivering a hint of truth, without losing it's charm. How can you not offer your heart to two clueless people who have no idea just how clueless they really are? I was meant to read this book and fall in love with these characters. And so is everyone else.



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The English Duke by Karen Ranney

 

 

THE ENGLISH DUKE BY KAREN RANNEY

 

 

Release Date:  March 28, 2017

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

In the second in New York Times Bestselling Author Karen Ranney’s scintillating series, society’s most coveted duke finds the one thing wealth and position cannot buy—the perfect partner…

For years, Martha York has been fascinated by a man she’s never met—Jordan Hamilton, the new Duke of Roth and protégé to her inventor father. Could the elusive gentleman possibly live up to his brilliant letters? When Martha travels to his estate to carry out her father’s last bequest, she discovers that the answer is a resounding yes, for the duke’s scientific mind belies a deep sensuality…

Jordan was determined to complete his prototype alone, but it’s impossible to resist the alluring young woman who shows up at his door. Working together, they grow ever closer, until a case of mistaken identity leaves him bound to another. A woman’s heart may be more complex than the most intricate invention, but Jordan must find a way to win Martha’s, or lose the only woman who can truly satisfy him…

 

 

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REVIEW:  THE ENGLISH DUKE BY KAREN RANNEY

 

The English DukeThe English Duke by Karen Ranney

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Karen Ranney turned geeky into sexy with The English Duke. Jordan proved a different type of hero with his scientific mind and sensitive soul. Ever the romantic, the fact that Martha was captivated by his words before ever having seen Jordan's face made for a beautiful story. The concept, the message, the characters all did it for me. Being unique is one of the best traits a person can have. Ms. Ranney gave a taste of beauty's true meaning. Just be you and everything will fall into place. Priceless message, unforgettable read. 4 1/2 stars

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THE DUKE OF DESIRE (THE UNTOUCHABLES) BY DARCY BURKE

 

 

Release Date:  March 28, 2017

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Ten years ago Ivy Breckenridge’s life was ruined. She had to reinvent herself, and now, after painstakingly making her own way in the world, she’s nearly forgotten the dreams of home and family she’d once nurtured. Until one man peers into her soul and awakens every one of her hidden desires. But no matter how good he makes her feel, she can’t trust him—alone by choice is better than alone by necessity.

 

 

With a notorious reputation for training married women in the art of passion, Sebastian Westgate, Duke of Clare, is reviled by some and celebrated by others. He doesn’t allow anyone close enough to see past his charming exterior. When Ivy uncovers the man beneath, the seducer is suddenly the seduced. Enraptured by her mind and spirit, he wants more but revealing his darkest secrets is a price he won’t pay.

 

 

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REVIEW:  THE DUKE OF DESIRE (THE UNTOUCHABLES) BY DARCY BURKE

 

The Duke of Desire (The Untouchables, #4)The Duke of Desire by Darcy Burke

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


I love reading Darcy Burke. Her stories whether contemporary or historical are masterpieces that blend a bit of classic romance with a smidgen of modern day wisdom. What I find hard is reviewing without exposing too much.

My personal title for The Duke of Desire is "So Speaks the Heart". Why? Ivy and Sebastian needed to learn to see past the subterfuge and listen to that inner voice that sees inside to the heart. Their connection was bigger than them both. They could have it all, if they opened their hearts to each other and stopped letting others interfere with their chance at happiness. With an author like Ms. Burke a reader doesn't just fall in love once, it's an ongoing cycle.



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A SMALL - TOWN BRIDE (CHAPEL OF LOVE) BY HOPE RAMSAY

 

 

Release Date:  March 28, 2017

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

The second book in USA Today bestselling author Hope Ramsay's Chapel of Love contemporary romance series about a small-town wedding chapel is perfect for fans of Debbie Macomber, Robyn Carr, and Sherryl Woods.

 

Amy Lyndon is tired of being the Poor Little Rich Girl of Shenandoah Falls. In her prominent family, she's the ordinary one - no Ivy League education and no powerful career. But when her father tries to marry her off, she knows it's finally time to stand up for herself, despite the consequences. Now that she's cut off from the family fortune, her first challenge is to fight her attraction to her handsome new boss.

 

When Amy shows up looking for work with his landscaping crew, Dusty McNeil thinks there's no way such a pampered princess will ever get her hands dirty. But as Amy proves him wrong and gets down to the nitty gritty, Dusty's admiration turns to like, then lust - and then love. But can a high-society woman like Amy ever fall for a man like him?

 

 

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REVIEW:  A SMALL - TOWN BRIDE (CHAPEL OF LOVE) BY HOPE RAMSAY

 

A Small Town BrideA Small Town Bride by Hope Ramsay

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


A women looking to find herself learns about the world and the heart on her trek of self - discovery. Amy has the perfect life. Her family is rich. Her needs are all taken care of, but she isn't happy. Her wake - up call comes in the form of a marriage of convenience proposition and an ultimatum, which sends her on a journey that changes her life and opens her heart. With Hope Ramsay and her Chapel of Love Series, there is never a lack for sentiment. Ms. Ramsay gives her readers stories of wisdom, courage and sweetness that deliver stories of hope. A Small - Town Bride's message is: "Only you can find what makes you happy."



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MEANT FOR YOU BY MICHELLE MAJOR

 

 

 

Release Date:  March 28, 2017

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Single mom Jenny Castelli has a temper to match her red hair. When the former mean girls of her high school insult her son, Jenny fires off a big lie—that she’s engaged to a rich, handsome guy and is bringing him to their ten-year reunion. Now she needs to find the perfect fake fiancé for one night. And only one man fits the bill.

Geek turned tech entrepreneur Owen Dalton already had his heart broken by Jenny Castelli. Still, he finds himself agreeing to her proposition—even as he struggles to remember that the chemistry sparking between them isn’t real. But when Jenny’s ex makes a play for custody and Owen is forced to deal with the family who always treated him as “second best,” their arrangement suddenly becomes very personal. And that lie they’ve been telling everyone? It isn’t nearly as big as the one they’ve been telling themselves.

 

 

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REVIEW:  MEANT FOR YOU BY MICHELLE MAJOR

 

Meant for YouMeant for You by Michelle Major

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Michelle Major is one of my favorite authors. A big reason why is because she exposes love from all sides. She shows warts and all. That makes for stories that are at times heartbreaking but rewarding. Meant For You cast a spell on me. It's hard to be vulnerable when it can lead to open wounds, hurt feelings and insecurities. Jenny is a warrior when it comes to protecting her son and her pride, but this mama lion has scars embedded into her heart so deeply, that her biggest strengths have also become her worse weaknesses. Case in point, a lie of convenience snowballs into more than she bargained when she has to put up or shut up. Will the solution turn into an answer to a prayer or the beginning of an even bigger nightmare? I lost my heart to Owen. He was a man with his own share of painful insecurities but his heart was a thing of beauty. Identifiable characters and memory defining moments made for a poignant read.



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 Crazy for You (Risking It All, #2)

 

 

CRAZY FOR YOU (RISKING IT ALL) BY RACHEL LACEY

 

 

 

Release Date:  March 28, 2017

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

"Rachel Lacey is a sure-fire star." --- Lori Wilde, New York Times bestselling author

SHE'S TAKING A WALK ON HIS WILD SIDE

Emma Rush can't remember a time when she didn't have a thing for Ryan Blake. Haven's resident bad boy is just so freakin' hot-with tattoos, a motorcycle, and enough rough-around-the-edges sexiness to melt all her self-control. Now that Emma's over being a "good girl," she needs a little help being naughty . . . and she knows just where to start.

Before Emma's brother enlisted in the military, he made Ryan promise that he would protect her from everything--including himself. When her brother doesn't come home, Ryan needs to turn his screwed-up life around to honor his pledge. But he knows he's still not the right kind of guy for someone as sweet as Emma. Only he can't stop wanting to be with her. Wanting her. Falling in love with a good girl may be the craziest risk this bad boy can take . . .


Risking it All series


Run to You
Crazy for You
Can't Forget You

 

 

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REVIEW: CRAZY FOR YOU (RISKING IT ALL) BY RACHEL LACEY

 

Crazy for You (Risking It All, #2)Crazy for You by Rachel Lacey

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


A bad boy trying to make good. A good girl wanting to be bad. A story that can melt the heart while turning up the electricity on the senses. Crazy for You has all the makings of sassy country song. Ryan is working on becoming a better man, while temptation pulls him in a direction that may derail his promise to a friend. Emma's image could use a little tarnish. This good girl hides a wild heart and when she sets her sights on Ryan, all his good intentions may just go up in smoke. Sassy meets sexy while taking readers along for the ride. An irresistibly fun story with a message. " A little naughty is nice and can add some spice, but the best one can do is to themselves stay true."



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Sharp Practice (Bourbonland, #1) 

 

SHARP PRACTICE (BOURBONLAND) BY JENNIFER BRAMSETH

 

 

Release Date:  March 28, 2017

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

For years, attorney Nina Cain thought she’d end up with Judge Garner Robson, the well-to-do and politically connected great-grandson of a former governor. But Nina’s vision of her future was shattered after a bitter breakup, followed by Garner’s quick marriage to another woman and fatherhood.

Then tragedy strikes. And Garner returns to her a chastened, lonely man.
As she wrestles with her feelings for her former suitor, Nina also is handling the biggest case of her career. A prosecution in which one of Garner’s oldest, most powerful, and craftiest family friends is her opposing counsel, representing a well-known state senator.

Personal and professional worlds collide. Will the sharpest or most sympathetic survive?

Sharp Practice is the first book in the Bourbonland series.

 

 

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REVIEW:  SHARP PRACTICE (BOURBONLAND) BY JENNIFER BRAMSETH

 

Sharp Practice (Bourbonland, #1)Sharp Practice by Jennifer Bramseth

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


With series like Bourbon Springs and Bourbonland, Jennifer Bramseth has made readers take notice. Sharp Practice is only the latest in a group of well written testaments of power, scandal and legacy. Garner and Nina are like a country love song without the melody. Young love turned into adult heartache, as they set out to fulfill their destinies. Betrayal tore them apart. Will tragedy, scandal and a high profile case give them a second chance? Sharp Practice is a dynamic start to what looks to be a sensational series.



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The Lilac Bouquet

 

 

THE LILAC BOUQUET BY CAROLYN BROWN

 

 

Release Date:  March 28, 2017

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Come hell or high water, Emmy Jo Massey will have a wedding. After three generations of Massey women with children out of wedlock, she wants the whole town of Hickory, Texas, to witness the legitimacy of her union with Logan Grady. But dream weddings aren’t cheap. So she accepts a highly lucrative stint as a home health assistant to retired realtor, and town recluse, Seth Thomas—a decision her great-grandmother Tandy is dead-set against.

 

Seth isn’t happy about it, either. The eighty-two-year-old doesn’t want a “babysitter”—much less a Massey—something he makes clear when Emmy arrives at his house, an empty mansion built for the woman who broke his heart. But as Emmy stays and the two eventually open up to each other, she learns the reason behind a feud between Seth, Tandy, and Logan’s grandfather Jesse Grady that goes back six decades. She also uncovers a secret that forever changes how she sees her past and her future…

 

 

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REVIEW:  THE LILAC BOUQUET BY CAROLYN BROWN

 

The Lilac BouquetThe Lilac Bouquet by Carolyn Brown

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


The Lilac Bouquet takes all the best parts of author Carolyn Brown and spins them into a historic romance. Past and present collide when one woman sets out to change her future. A feud that began with a broken heart has left it's mark on six generations of Massey's and Grady's. Can one determined woman break the spell of tragic heartache that began so long ago and still achieve her own happy ending? A sweetly penned story of forgiveness and redemption that brought tears to my eyes.




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Styled (Travesty #3)

 

 

 

STYLED (TRAVESTY) BY PIPER LAWSON

 

 

Release Date:  March 29, 2017

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

I have a type. Tall. Blond. Sarcastic. Awkward as hell.

That’s right, my type is me. Because I’m better off spending my time alone than with a guy.

Which doesn't matter since this month, I’m on an open-ended ticket to LA to find a new boutique for TRAVESTY. Not to find a rebound for the breakup that blew my mind. I’m ready to forget all about dicks.

Too bad Ethan Cameron sinks that dream before I get on the plane.

The SoCal realtor might be my business partner's older brother, but he's the wrong guy to help us out. Ethan's arrogant and self-centred, with a dentist’s wet dream smile and pecs that might have their own hashtag. More girls pass through the backseat of his car than through the doors of our SoHo boutique.

He's also wrong for me. And the more he thinks he knows me, the more I need to prove he doesn't.

But I can’t ignore the fact that I need Ethan's help finding a boutique to put TRAVESTY on the map. And no one knows LA style like Ethan.

I survived private school. Growing up with one parent. Dating a gay guy. I can survive one month with Ethan Cameron.

Right?

 

 

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REVIEW:  STYLED (TRAVESTY) BY PIPER LAWSON

 

Styled (Travesty #3)Styled by Piper Lawson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Love him or hate him, Ethan makes his presence known. With all - american good looks and a bad boy attitude, he thrives on attention. For self - contained, semi - neurotic Jordan he's her worst nightmare. Good looks, smart mouth, irritating personality is not her ideal of a perfect match. So why has he gotten under her skin? Styled is one of those books that calls out to you. I couldn't put it down and when I did, I couldn't wait to come back again. Ms. Lawson and her Travesty series can lead to some embarrassing laugh out loud moments, if not careful. Reading this author is a big plus but be prepared for curious stares and furious glares, if you do so in public. I laughed so hard I'm sure I looked like I'd lost my mind. A fast, fun, phenomenal read.



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 A Moment of Madness (Boston Alibi, #2)

 

 

A MOMENT OF MADNESS (BOSTON ALIBI) BY BROOKLYN SKYE

 

 

Release Date:   March 20, 2017

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Sailor Carlson comes back to Boston to make amends with her dad, only to find he passed away, and his bar, the Alibi, now belongs to a bearded, grumpy hottie. Mr. Hottie liked her enough for a night of nameless sex on the kitchen counter, but he wants nothing to do with her now he knows who she is.

Ryan Edwards has been running the Alibi for seven years. Being in a bar night after night means he’s no stranger to one-night stands. But when the quirky, beautiful blonde he spent a hot night with shows up at his bar claiming it used to belong to her father, his guard goes right up.

Ryan’s desperate for a waitress, and Sailor wants a chance to work in the place that meant so much to her dad. If only the tenuous trust they establish were as strong as the pesky attraction simmering between them.

 

 

 

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A Moment of Madness (Boston Alibi, #2)A Moment of Madness by Brooklyn Skye

My rating: 5 of 5 stars



Ryan may be the strong, silent type, but his bedroom manner has Sailor's body singing. Unfortunately, that melodic feeling quickly loses it's charm when Sailor drops a bomb. Mr. Strong, Sexy and Silent becomes difficult, grudging and off limits. A Moment of Madness is a journey of redemption, temptation, forgiveness and compromise. Sailor made many mistakes that not only hurt the people she loved the most, but left her with regrets, guilt and pain on so many levels. Her quest to salve her heartache and honor her father while reconnecting with his spirit, is to obtain the place he valued in life and make it a success. There's just one problem. The bar of her dreams is now in the hands of the guy of her fantasies. Will Sailor learn to forgive herself? Can Ryan let go of anger and pride? Can they work together in tribute to a man they both loved? Who knew booze could mend fences and build bonds.



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Make Me Beg (Men of Gold Mountain, #2)

 

 

MAKE ME BEG (MEN OF GOLD MOUNTAIN) BY REBECCA BROOKS

 

 

 

Release Date:   March 20, 2017

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Bartender Mackenzie Ellinsworth has always gone it alone. So when she has a chance to open her own bar and restaurant, she's got a plan for how it should go. Not in that plan: a ripped and rugged playboy stepping in to take over. Mack doesn't do players, and she doesn't do one-night stands. If Connor wants to work with Mack, he's going to have to keep his strong, sexy hands to himself.

Connor Branding is determined to prove he's not the directionless playboy Mack thinks. But opening a place together causes more problems than it solves. The two of them can't agree on anything—except how scorching hot their chemistry is. Connor may be ready to indulge every desire Mack's been denying herself...but turning business into pleasure is likely to get him burned.

 

 

 

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REVIEWMAKE ME BEG (MEN OF GOLD MOUNTAIN) BY REBECCA BROOKS

 

Make Me Beg (Men of Gold Mountain, #2)Make Me Beg by Rebecca Brooks

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


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The sparks start early and the passion quickly catches flame between Mack and Connor. I love the way she knows what she wants and means what she says. Connor has a mouth that's as dirty as his fantasies, but a heart as pure as the driven snow. With Make Me Beg, Rebecca Brooks strikes the match that sets the stage for some real explosive action in and out of the bedroom. Personality meets temptation, with a ton of heart for good measure. HOT FUN!!



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Forever, Alabama by Susan Sands

 

 

FOREVER, ALABAMA (ALABAMA SERIES)  BY SUSAN SANDS

 

 

Release Date:   March 20, 2017

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Everybody loves local attorney and favorite son, Ben Laroux. Well, at least everybody of the female persuasion–until he meets Sabine O'Connor. She loathes him and makes no secret of her feelings, even when he pours on his famous charm hoping to thank her for helping his family. Ben has never been told no, and if there's one thing he's never walked away from, it's a challenge.

Sabine hopes she’s finally found peace and safety in the small town of Ministry. She’s changed her name to escape her painful past and her shameful family secrets. Ben Laroux is a gorgeous and sexy complication she can’t afford, but also can't resist. However, when her past threatens to derail her present and future, Ben might be the only man she can trust.

 

 

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REVIEW:  FOREVER, ALABAMA (ALABAMA SERIES)  BY SUSAN SANDS

 

Forever, Alabama (Alabama Series Book 3)Forever, Alabama by Susan Sands

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



Ms. Sands packs big power into a series of small reads with her Alabama Series. Her heroines are spirited, her heroes are relentless and the emotions that spill out are a sight to behold. This time around, a woman finds a soft place to land at the most surprising of times. Will she allow fear of the past to prevent her finding happiness? Forever, Alabama is wise, thoughtful and emotional. Like a fortune cookie or a greeting card, with just a few short words, the author can cause a reader to feel an abundance of emotions. That describes Forever, Alabama and her cast of characters.



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Hot on Ice: A Hockey Romance Anthology (Chicago Rebels, #.5)

 

 

HOT ON ICE: A HOCKEY ROMANCE  ANTHOLOGY by Avery Flynn, Robin Covington, Kimberly Kincaid, Nana Malone, Virginia Nelson, Xio Axelrod, Christi Barth, Andie J. Christopher, Kim Golden, Lena Hart, Desiree Holt, Robin Kaye, Katie Kenyhercz, Heather Long, Kate Meader, Angi Morgan, Susan Scott Shelley, Misty D. Waters

 

Release Date:  March 21, 2017

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Too steamy for the penalty box...

The New Orleans Cajun Rage professional hockey team just won the Cup. No one thought they'd do it: they were a team of shoulda beens, never coulda beens and a star or two. They'd only been in the Crescent City for three years before this year's Cinderella run that had them skating off the ice with the championship. Over the following summer, each player gets to keep the Cup for a day. Nobody knows why, but whoever has the Cup falls in love.

USA Today Bestsellers Robin Covington, Kimberly Kincaid, Nana Malone and Virginia Nelson, Publisher's Weekly Bestseller Angi Morgan, along with Xio Axelrod, Christi Barth, Andie J. Christopher, Avery Flynn, Kim Golden, Lena Hart, Desiree Holt, Robin Kaye, Katie Kenyhercz, Heather Long, Kate Meader, Susan Scott Shelley, and Misty D. Waters bring you 18 romances with smoking hot heroes--both on and off the ice.

20% of all royalties from sales of Hot on Ice will go to Homes for Troops.

FREE AGENT, USA Today Best Seller Robin Covington - Defenseman James "DC" Washington has had a big year: winning "The Cup" and coming out to his team and the entire world were events that changed his life. Now a free agent, he thought he had his next step all planned out . . . until the man he might not be able to resist puts a sexy offer on the table.

BODY CHECK, USA Today Bestseller Desiree Holt - Matt Vorchak always dreamed of playing professional hockey and winning The Cup. Then he would marry the woman of his heart and live happily ever after. But Lizzie Andrews wanted him to stay in Tampa with her and build a life there. Their split was agonizing for both. Ten years later he has realized one dream. Now he wants to recapture the other, and he's using his day with the Stanley Cup to win her back. But he has a secret that may change everything for both of them.

DEEP CHECK, USA Today Bestseller Kimberly Kincaid - Hotshot hockey center Finn Donnelly wants nothing more than to take The Cup to his best friend's grave after the Rage's big win. The problem is, that also means going back to his hometown and seeing January Sinclair, a.k.a., the woman he left behind. Will Finn and January learn to build new trust--or will their ghosts keep them from falling in deep?

RANSOM, USA Today Bestseller Nana Malone - Money, power, prestige...reject. Ransom Cox is --The Player. His whole life, hockey player, Ransom Cox, has watched the people he loves the most reject and leave him. He's learned it's better to be on his own. After the scandal of his wife walking out on him right before the championships, citing his bedroom "over" prowess as the reason, he can't seem to escape the spotlight. The last thing he wants is to be stranded in a cabin with the one girl he's always wanted. The one girl who could destroy him.

CAGED, USA Today Bestseller Virginia Nelson -The Ragin' Cajuns right winger, Oliver Tremblay, learned that nothing good can stay when he lost his parents on 9/11. Maisie plans to melt the ice king's heart and prove she's just the girl to go skate to skate with him, whether he likes it or not.

BREAKAWAY BROOKE, Publisher's Weekly Bestseller Angi Morgan - When hockey phenom Deacon Sanders mistakes Brooke Henderson for a puck bunny, he's set on scoring the ultimate goal with the fiercely sexy bodyguard. Keeping watch from a distance is impossible when everywhere she turns Deacon's there like a loose puck in front of the net. Despite his annoyance that his family thinks he can't keep himself out of trouble, can he convince this Amazon beauty to stop fighting her erotic powers long enough to play his game?

THE WARM UP, Xio Axelrod - Subzero. That's what folks around the league call Constantine Zimin, hockey's best defenseman. He's unflappable. Stoic, even. No cracks in all that ice, not until he meets Suji Meriwether. The pediatric nurse has no time for bad-boy jocks who want to use her patients as props. But as soon as they meet, temperatures rise and their defenses fall.

CHECK MY HEART, Christi Barth - Kurt Lundquist can't resist the beautiful & compassionate nurse who eased his brother's last days, despite knowing she doesn't want any reminders of her 'death duty'. Lisette does want the hot but oh-so-sad hockey star. Can she lift him out of his grief - and will she want to once she learns his terrible secret?

FULL CONTACT, Andie J. Christopher -Leftwinger Anders Sorenson has never met the perfect woman before breaking up a fight at Dahlia Clarno's bar. Dahlia's hot, she doesn't care about his fame, and she has no idea about the bounty his teammates have on his virginity--she's the total package for a vacation fling.

BLADE, Avery Flynn - Bad girl Gillie Pike has gone straight, but someone with a lot of money wants to bring her out of retirement to steal the Cup and make sure it's found in star goalie Flynn Kazakov's possession. They call him Crazy-kov for a reason and nothing makes him more nuts than his best friend's sexy little sister who swears she's the only one who can keep him out of jail and on the ice.

UNDER THE MIDNIGHT SUN, Kim Golden - Jonas Magnussen's icy blue stare has earned him the nickname the Iceman. On and off the ice, he's cool, collected and hard to handle. When an injury threatens to end his career, Jonas is faced with a choice he thought he'd never have to make. Mariam Kidane is the only woman who ever made Jonas lose his cool. A chance encounter with her melts Jonas's icy facade and leaves him wondering if life away from the league is such a bad thing, especially when it means a second chance at scoring the ultimate goal: love.

COURAGE, Lena Hart - Newly appointed head coach Mason "The Rage" Courage is in for the fight of his life. What should have been the biggest night of his career turns into the worst moment in his life when his wife Jules serves him with divorce papers. But this former bad boy isn't about to let anyone--or anything--breakup his family. For his wife, his children, his players...Mason is prepared to fight for them all.

PENALTY BOX BLUES, Robin Kaye - Stryker Gyllenhaal, enforcer on the Ragin' Cajun's, knows that once he hits Boise, his time spent in the penalty box is nothing compared to the payback Karma Kincaid has in store for him. When he finds out she has hired a handler, Trish Reynolds, his old college tutor, he's not sure who the real enforcer is. Karma, because she owns him for an entire week, or Trish, the only woman who knows his secret, and can slam his heart against the boards with a sideways glance. He is so pucked.

BEAR NAKED, Katie Kenyhercz - First Nations defenseman Bear Thompson wants to spend his day with the Cup back home on the reserve, but first he has to convince his childhood sweetheart and current band chief Aria Paul to give him another chance and that letting the media in won't be the end of the world. The last thing Aria wants to do is fall back in love with the man who broke her heart and left her in the dust, but old feelings spark new ones, and when Bear sets his sights on a goal, it's only a matter of time.

BLOCKED, Heather Long - Archer Durham's career has been defined by his badass attitude both on and off the ice, unfortunately it's biting him in the ass. After one too many unfortunate videos of him turned up on social media, both his fans and the press have turned against him. The win shines spotlight on the whole team and he needs to clean up his act...but what the hell does he know about being a knight in shining armor?

IN SKATES TROUBLE, Kate Meader - Right winger Ford "Killer" Callaghan can't believe he let the anonymous woman who blew his mind slip away into the night. He'll track her down because once could never be enough--even if discovering Addison Williams's identity places her strictly out of bounds. Stolen kisses. Secret hook-ups. Deliciously forbidden in every way. Can a passion that started in the dark find a lifetime of love in the light?

MAKING HIS MOVE, Susan Scott Shelley - Backup goaltender Rod Fraser is a free agent in every sense. He's ready for a new team, and hoping for another shot with his best friend's sister. But Arielle Charton thinks Rod's interest is fleeting, and she doesn't need the distraction. She's on a mission to rebuild her life. Rod's made his living making impossible saves, but it will take the impossible to convince the shy artist that she's captured his heart.

CHECKING YES, Misty D. Waters - Family secrets drove star left-winger Cooper Banks away from the love of his life, but hot off a championship win he's no longer satisfied with second place. Except the daddy's girl he left behind is now a woman no longer impressed by his charming smile. So when Savannah Jane Scott decides to put Cooper in the penalty box, she aims to keep him there...for good this time.

 

 

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REVIEW:  HOT ON ICE: A HOCKEY ROMANCE  ANTHOLOGY by Avery Flynn, Robin Covington, Kimberly Kincaid, Nana Malone, Virginia Nelson, Xio Axelrod, Christi Barth, Andie J. Christopher, Kim Golden, Lena Hart, Desiree Holt, Robin Kaye, Katie Kenyhercz, Heather Long, Kate Meader, Angi Morgan, Susan Scott Shelley, Misty D. Waters

 

Hot on Ice: A Hockey Romance Anthology (Chicago Rebels, #.5; Station Seventeen, #1.5)Hot on Ice: A Hockey Romance Anthology by Avery Flynn

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Deep Check by Kimberly Kincaid - Finn is a man on the move. From a young age, he was always on the run. Running from the pain of abandonment and neglect. Running from feelings too hard to express. Leaving behind tattered friendships and broken hearts along the way. When a crowning moment brings him to the place and people he left behind, can his Calendar girl become his saving grace? Out of triumph comes tragedy. Deep Check has it all. Realism, heartbreak and reunions. January and Finn take personal tragedy and turn it into a winning hand. Along with a bit of help but an often mentioned but never seen guardian angel. Deep Check is a story of soul searching that broke our hearts, but healed the soul. (4.5 stars)

In Skates Trouble by Kate Meader - She's playing hard to get. Is he up for the challenge? Kate Meader is a no holds barred romantic. In Skates Trouble proves it. Her cat and mouse formula of bad boy seeking mystery woman was well played. Ford and Addison are wicked sexy and eerily romantic. She keeps him on his toes, while easily stealing his heart. The thrill of the chase is worth the wait. (5 stars)

Free Agent by Robin Covington - Follow your heart. Live out your dreams and live life to the fullest. Three of life's riskiest endeavors. The beauty of Free Agent is that Robin Covington tried something different. DC proved being different does not have to be a liability but a stepping stone to a better life and a happier you. I'm all for the power of that extraordinary message. (4 stars)

Check My Heart by Christi Barth - Can a heartbreaking tragedy, lead to the love of a lifetime? Check My Heart is a beautifully written story of hope and compassion. Ms. Barth knows how to touch the heart. (4 stars)

Blade by Avery Flynn - Ms. Flynn likes to stir the pot, while burning up the sheets. Meaning? Unconventional characters in seductive scenarios equal plenty of surprising moments. What drew me to Blade was Gillie. A reformed bad girl with a ton of grit and an abundance of heart willing to risk it all to help out a friend and redeem herself. Sassy, sexy and entertaining. (4 stars)


Ransom by Nana Malone - Ransom is used to the heartbreak of rejection, but can he handle the thrill of falling in love? It takes more courage to trust than to give up without a fight. Nana Malone is good at spicing it up while working her magic on a readers heart. (5 stars)



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After I Fall (Falling #3)

 

 

AFTER I FALL (FALLING) BY JESSICA SCOTT

 

 

Release Date:  March 21, 2017 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Her entire life has been a lie. Being with Eli is the most honest thing she’s ever done.

Parker Hauser lives the perfect life and knows exactly where she's been and where she's going. Parker has to be perfect. Perfect grades, perfect body, perfect life.

Until she meets Eli Winter.

Eli throws her entire life into chaos when he denies her the one thing she wants from him.

One chance encounter stokes her desire for the man who refused to touch her and left her questioning everything.

When Parker tries to help his new business, the spotlight turns on Eli's military record. And sins from the war he's tried to forget may come back to destroy them both.

 

 

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After I Fall (Falling #3)After I Fall by Jessica Scott

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Parker is good at subterfuge. She has an image to maintain and a world to impress. What happens when the need to be perfect leaves her broken down and dying inside? Eli is a walking contradiction. The need to protect is embedded in his veins but his personal world is filled with demons and pain. Ms. Scott created a story that sticks on the mind, after every secret has been exposed and the heartache is left behind. A sensually sensitive yet sobering experience.



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One Look (One & Only Book 1) by [Ridgway, Christie]

 

 

 

ONE LOOK (ONE & ONLY) BY CHRISTIE RIDGWAY

 

 

 

Release Date:  March 21, 2017 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Poppy Walker dreams big. Right now she’s determined to turn her family’s dilapidated mountain cabins into a successful resort, no matter what anyone says, and no matter that it’s taking longer than she thought to get them into shape. So, although the property is not near ready, when a devastatingly handsome stranger arrives on site, wads of cash in hand and asking for a month of privacy, she’s tempted to take him as her first guest…and then she’s tempted to take him on as something so much more.

Ryan Hamilton just wants a place to hole up and keep to himself. His dark memories hit him hard this time of year and he’ll face them alone so no one else gets hurt. But a sunny beauty with a spring in her step keeps luring him out of his cave and makes him smile, laugh, kiss. She’s irrepressible, their attraction’s combustible, and it turns out that an affair with Poppy Walker is just plain…irresistible.

When the brooding hero finds out that the bright-eyed optimist in his arms has hurts and secrets of her own, can he find a way to make them both happy?


This is an enhanced version of a book previously published as Take My Breath Away and includes extras.

 

 

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One Look (One & Only, #1)One Look by Christie Ridgway

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



Poppy sees the possibilities in what others see as impossible. She dreams big and finds beauty in the most interesting and simple things. So when a reclusive man shows up at her soon to be place of business with a bundle of cash an air of sorrow and the simple request to be left alone, she's curious. Tragedy has made Ryan into a loner. In recent years his reckless has garnered much attention but only made him feel more broken inside. A little down time may be just what he needs. Until one unique woman and her mischievous little boy, put a move on his heart. Can Ryan finally let go of his grief and open his heart again? One Look is a heartbreaking story of redemption, healing and second chances that blends inspiration and seduction to create an emotional winner.



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Playing With Trouble (Desire Bay #1)

 

 

PLAYING WITH TROUBLE (DESIRE BAY) BY JOYA RYAN

 

 

 

Release Date:  March 21, 2017 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Recently divorced, Laura Baughman is taking her life back. After a decade away, she’s returning to Yachats, Oregon—the small town she couldn’t wait to leave after graduation—to take over her late mother’s beloved flower shop. Yet once she arrives, Laura discovers the store has been neglected and her father has partnered in construction with Jake Lock. The once-scrawny high school band geek is now successful—and irresistibly sexy—and set to inherit her family’s business. That is, unless Laura can prove in the next thirty days that she has what it takes to run the company.

Despite the heat between Jake and Laura, romance is out of the question. After her last disastrous relationship, Laura has sworn off men—especially one bent on crushing her dreams. That’s just fine with Jake, who thinks the gorgeous blonde is a pain in the neck…though admittedly one he’d like to put his lips all over.

Jake has a proposal to mix business with pleasure. But when a deal goes south, Laura is ready to pack up and skip town all over again. Does he have what it takes to convince her to stay?

 

 

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Playing With Trouble (Desire Bay #1)Playing With Trouble by Joya Ryan

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



Teenage dreams spirited Laura out of small town Oregon. Now ten years later a reversal of fortune has brought her home to surprising twists. Playing with Trouble proves that change is inevitable, but life is full of surprises and life lessons. People change, places grow, life moves on. However, the most rewarding of experiences can start when we take a second look. Joya Ryan took us from bad girl to responsible woman. From geeky nerd to seductive heartthrob and from salty to sweet. Jake and Laura are a topsy turvy bundle of sexy, sassy, turbulent and tempting fun.



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THE TROUBLE WITH BACHELORS (WINDY CITY BACHELORS) BY CAITLYN BLUE

 

 

 

Release Date:  March 21, 2017 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Falling for her sister's first love, how could that possibly go wrong...

 

Zach Thorne is supposed to be off limits. He’s her sister’s high school boyfriend and his love life is a revolving door of women. He’s also handsome, sexy and the one guy Emma Callahan has never been able to forget.

 

Now they’ve been thrown together as best man and maid of honor for her sister’s wedding and some serious sparks are flying. Zach is perfect wedding fling material until he starts to take their romance seriously. Now, Emma is left wondering: is he for real or is she about to get her heart broken?

 

The trouble with bachelors is you never know.

 

 

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REVIEW: THE TROUBLE WITH BACHELORS (WINDY CITY BACHELORS) BY CAITLYN BLUE
 
The Trouble With Bachelors (Windy City Bachelors, #1)The Trouble With Bachelors by Caitlyn Blue

My rating: 5 of 5 stars





The best romances sneak up on a reader and capture their imaginations and hearts before they even know what happened. Zach and Emma were a joy to experience. Obvious in their affection for each other. Clueless on what to do about their feelings. The Trouble With Bachelors is that they knock you off your feet before you have time to break the fall. What a fun trip to make. I stumbled on something wonderful and look forward to more from author Caitlyn Blue and her Windy City Bachelors too.



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Romancing the Rogue (Gothic Historical Romance, #2)

 

 

ROMANCING THE ROGUE (PASSIONS AND PROMISES) BY ERICA RIDLEY

 

 

Release Date:  March 21, 2017 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

When the new earl inherits, poor relation Miss Rebecca Bond must wed immediately or be out on her ear. The only man she’s ever loved is summoned to hear the will—but he already rejected her so soundly that they haven’t spoken in years. Yet who better than a rakish Viscount to teach her how to snare a gentleman who appreciates her charms?

Daniel Goodenham, Lord North Barrows, regrets nothing more than the lost friendship with the one woman who treated him like a man, not a title. Fate has given him the perfect pretext to win her forgiveness—even if it means having to matchmake her to someone else. But now that she's back in his life, he’ll do anything to convince her to choose him instead...

This story was first featured in the Vexed anthology.

 

 

 

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Romancing the Rogue (Gothic Historical Romance, #2)Romancing the Rogue by Erica Ridley

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Romancing the Rogue proves just how talented an author Erica Ridley really is. She took a genre that I am not a particular fan of and turned a gothic romance into a beautiful and intriguing journey. Rebecca and Daniel's road to happiness has not been an easy one. The trek has proved treacherous and littered with obstacles like broken hearts, secret longings and prideful actions that drove apart a friendship that could have led to so much more. When a chance to mend fences presents itself, will a love connection blossom from dire circumstances? Ms. Ridley manages to stay true to the genre of romance while veering off into an often overlooked area such as gothic and giving it the life breath of heart, that it sometimes lacks.



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UNDER A TEXAS STAR (TEXAS HEARTS) BY LISA MONDELLO

 

 

 

Release Date:  March 21, 2017 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Military hero Tom Garrison is an expert in high intensity emergency situations. But after years of military service, all he wants to do is hide from the world. When single mom Jenna Atkins bangs on his door in the middle of the night begging for his help for her sick young son, Tom can't ignore it. He flies Jenna and her son to an emergency center that can help the sick child, but can he just walk away? Despite his efforts, Jenna and Brian capture his heart—just as he captures theirs. Both Jenna and Tom have battled life's surprises and been touched by tragedy.. Can they overcome the past to open their hearts to love again?

TEXAS HEARTS:


book 1 Her Heart for the Asking
book 2 His Heart for the Trusting
book 3 The More I See
book 4 Gypsy Hearts
book 5 Leaving Liberty
book 6 His Texas Heart
book 7 The Wedding Dress
book 8 Lone Star Lady
book 9 Under a Texas Star
book 10 Lone Star Hero

If you love sweet romances that are clean and wholesome, then you'll love Lisa Mondello's TEXAS HEARTS series!

 

 

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Under a Texas Star (Texas Hearts Book 9)

 

Under a Texas Star by Lisa Mondello

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


A mother's love and a child's trust in that bond is the driving force behind Under a Texas Star. Jenna faces an obstacle that every parent fears, not being able to protect her child. She will risk jumping into the abyss of despair to save her son and if she has to make a pack with the devil, so be it. That desperation leads her into the reluctant arms of a courageous warrior, burdened with a wounded soul and a bruised heart. Together they find strength in each other and forge an alliance of hope that heals hidden wounds and creates a family. The most unexpected outcomes can happen when faith is tested. Lisa Mondello knows how to strike the right chord in the heart. Her stories make a reader think and inspire them to believe.



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A Princess in Waiting (Rothman Royals Book 3) by [Adams, Noelle]

 

 

 

A PRINCESS IN WAITING (ROTHMAN ROYALS) BY NOELLE ADAMS

 

 

 

Release Date:  March 22, 2017 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

I was born the youngest princess of a tiny country in the Alps, but I've never been any good at being a princess. I'm shy and bookish, and I don't know how to flirt. The only man I'm comfortable around is my best friend, Alex. I used to have a crush on him, but I don't anymore.

I absolutely don't.

Right now, I'm interested in a handsome French millionaire, but I need Alex to help me learn how to be attractive to men. He agrees because he's my friend, but he doesn't seem happy about it.

And I need to remember that Alex is just giving me lessons. He isn't the man I'm trying to win.

 

 

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A Princess in Waiting (Rothman Royals, #3)A Princess in Waiting by Noelle Adams

My rating: 5 of 5 stars



With A Princess In Waiting, Noelle Adams flexes some serious comedic muscle. Lisette is awkward, unsure and sweet. Not necessarily the conventional picture of a princess, but a totally irresistible fit for a heart stealer. Alex is the man of her heart. Best friend, childhood crush and love tutor are all roles he has played in her life, but could the clueless princess be missing out on the man of her dreams? I love to read authors who are always finding new directions to explore and Noelle Adams is always growing. From angst to inspirational and comedic, light hearted fair, I couldn't help but fall for A Princess in Waiting.



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SEAL Defender by Leslie North

 

 

SEAL DEFENDER (BROTHERS IN ARMS) BY LESLIE NORTH 

 

 

Release Date:  March 23, 2017 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Mark Aleki Rogers left the Navy SEALs behind, but he found another use for his special skills. He and his fellow “Brothers-in-Arms” now run an intense boot camp that trains civilians to survive extreme situations. Mark’s size is intimidating, but the half-Samoan surfer is an eternal optimist. A suspicious string of suicides among SEALs, however, has Mark convinced it’s murder. He’s determined to get to the bottom of it…quietly. If he doesn’t, a murderer may go free.

Reporter Geneva Rios has come to the California coast looking for a story. The recent SEAL suicides are connected to the Brothers-in-Arms, and Geneva wants to know more. The interview she’s hoping for, though, comes at a price. The smoking-hot SEAL won’t talk unless she completes his training course. If she can survive Mark’s audition, she’ll have the angle she needs. Spending more time with Mark has its own perks, but for the exotic brunette, exposing the Navy SEALs is more than just a story…it’s personal.

As the heat between them reaches its boiling point, the pair puts more than their heads together. But with their own lives in danger, can they catch a killer before it’s too late?

 

 

 

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SEAL Defender (Brothers in Arms #1)SEAL Defender by Leslie North

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


There are two constants with a Leslie North novel. No story is never half - ***. She delivers the goods, whether in the form of high octane suspense or sizzling sex appeal. Addiction is her middle name and she lives up to it. Seal Defender is a combination of tension filled moments, intriguing mysteries and sensual romance. Whether on the run from danger or looking for clues to a puzzle, Geneva and Mark make all the right moves to bulls eye the senses and get the job done.



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Defensive Zone (Portland Storm #10)

 

 

DEFENSIVE ZONE (PORTLAND STORM) BY CATHERINE GAYLE

 

 

Release Date:  March 23, 2017 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Portland Storm defenseman Cody “Harry” Williams owes his coach everything—especially for bailing him out of trouble in the past. It’s up to Cody to repay him by keeping his hands to himself around the coach’s sensual and mischievous daughter. All signs point to this task being easier said than done…

Up-and-coming fashion designer Dani Weber always gets what she wants—and she wants Cody Williams. Cody’s sexy, geeky-chic bowties and hard-to-get attitude only make her want him more, and Cody’s resistance is fading…fast.

One call is all it would take to land Cody on the trading block, ending their flirtation before it gains any traction. Cody is squarely in the Defensive Zone, but the only way for Cody and Dani to obtain what they really want is to go on the offensive—together.

 

 

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Defensive Zone (Portland Storm #10)Defensive Zone by Catherine Gayle

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


The trait I love most about author Catherine Gayle is her fearlessness. She is not afraid to tackle hot button issues such as interracial relationships, rape, living with HIV and other subjects of controversy that may not go over well, but she does so with heart, humor and insight that allows for deep emotional connections to each story she writes. That being said, sometimes even an author may need a breather from all the seriousness, so I was glad to see her let her hair down and lighten up a bit with Cody and Dani. Dani leads with her heart and lets the rest fall into place. Cody is not your average heartthrob, he's a thinker with a ton of skill on the ice, but no clue in matters of the heart. Defensive Zone shows the versatility of an author whose heart shines through with every story. This time with a little romantic comedy, she puts her sense of humor center stage while not skimping on the wonderful heartwarming characters.



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A LIMITED ENGAGEMENT (LIMITLESS LOVE) BY BETHANY MICHAELS

 

 

Release Date:  March 13, 2017

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Derek Sawyer, sexiest bad boy on the racing circuit, is about to land a huge sponsor. The only problem is the oil baron’s daughter wants to make Derek part of the deal. Worried he’ll offend the old billionaire if he rejects his daughter, Derek comes up with the perfect plan—pretend he’s already engaged to his friend Lilly.

 

Lilly Harmon used to daydream about her childhood crush Derek proposing to her…but not like this. Of course, she just lost her boyfriend and her job, so her five-year plan is already smashed to hell. Pretending to be with Derek might help her get her PR career back on track.

 

But the oil baron’s daughter won’t give up that easily, and Derek’s parents believe the engagement proves he’s become the son they always wanted.

 

Money. Family. Love. The truth could destroy everything. And to think this engagement was supposed to be the easy way out.

 

 

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REVIEWA LIMITED ENGAGEMENT (LIMITLESS LOVE) BY BETHANY MICHAELS

 

A Limited EngagementA Limited Engagement by Bethany Michaels

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


ARC Review: A Limited Engagement (Limitless Love) by Bethany Michaels

What does a person do when faced with a problem that is awkward and dangerous to their career? Create an out that seems beneficial but ends up more complicated.

Enter Derek. The big bad race car driver has it all. A career he loves, his pick of the ladies and a huge sponsor in the wings. If only said sponsor didn't come with unwanted strings. Enter Lily. She's hit rock bottom. Her career is in shambles. Her love life even worse and now her childhood crush is asking for a favor. Her complicated world just became a lot more interesting.

A Limited Engagement had all kinds of wrong, looking the perfect type of right. I've come across a few in recent years, but Ms. Michaels is right up there with the great ones. Anytime an author can involve a reader's heart from beginning to end, the story, the author and the characters are WINNERS.




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Masquerading with the Billionaire

 

 

MASQUERADING WITH THE BILLIONAIRE (A GUIDE TO LOVE) BY ALEXIA ADAMS

 

 

 

Release Date:  March 13, 2017

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

World-renowned jewelry designer Remington Wolfe is competing for the commission of a lifetime and someone is trying to destroy his company from the inside. He’s in for more than one surprise when his unexpected rescuer turns out to be a sexy computer specialist with a sharp tongue and even sharper mind.

Kat Smith is a cyber-security expert and master of disguise. So being assigned to masquerade as Wolfe’s girlfriend while she uncovers who slipped malicious code into his corporation’s computer systems is no problem. But when Kat’s past catches up to her and their fake relationship starts to feel a little too real, problems are all she seems to have.

 

 

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Masquerading with the BillionaireMasquerading with the Billionaire by Alexia Adams

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


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Alexia Adams, thank you for inspiring women. Kat Smith proved that a woman can be more than a pretty face, a damsel in distress or arm candy. She had the attitude of a fighter and the skills to back it up. Masquerading With The Billionaire continues the trend that is becoming more prevalent in romantic fiction. The heroine is in the spotlight for her brain, not her body. That speaks volumes.



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Taken by the CEO

 

 

TAKEN BY THE CEO (THE SCANDALOUS WENTWORTHS) BY STEFANIE LONDON

 

 

Release Date:  March 13, 2017

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

It was only supposed to be a little white lie. When Emmaline Greene pretends to be Sarah, the confident, sexy woman she wishes she could be, she figures no harm, no foul. Her one-night stand will never find out. Wrong. The gorgeous guy she slept with isn’t just amazing in bed…he’s also her new boss.

Parker Wentworth has a lot to prove. He’s just been appointed CEO of his family’s company and is tasked with repairing its scandalous reputation. He can’t afford any distractions or complications. Too bad the attractive blonde he takes to bed turns out to be both. So why can’t he forget the incredible night they spent together and move on?
And why does he have this need to know the real Emmaline?

 

 

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Taken by the CEOTaken by the CEO by Stefanie London

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


ARC Review: Taken By The CEO (The Scandalous Wentworths) by Stefanie London

A little white lie snowballs into a big fat complication ...

Don't you hate when that happens? Stefanie London tends to be a little too serious with her stories, so it's nice to see she does have a lighter side. Taken by the CEO let's it all hang out. From scandalous hookups, to awkward scenarios and humorous characters, this read was a fun escape. She delivered the funny without losing the heart.



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 Legally Charming (Ever After #1)

 

 

LEGALLY CHARMING (EVER AFTER) BY LAUREN SMITH

 

 

 

Release Date:  March 13, 2017

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

THE RIGHT DRESS CAN CATCH THE EYE OF PRINCE CHARMING…

Felicity Hart has one goal: Completing her masters in art. Falling in love isn’t part of the plan. She reluctantly agrees to attend a Halloween party with her best friend. After sneaking away from the party and falling asleep in an unoccupied room, she wakes to the sexiest pair of eyes she’s ever seen. Eyes that belong to the one man who could turn her well organized world upside down. When he flashes that wicked, panty-melting smile at her the vow to not fall in love seems impossible…

EVERY PRINCE IS LOOKING FOR HIS SLEEPING BEAUTY TO KISS…

Jared Redmond used to be the ultimate bad boy. But now his legal career is taking off and the partners of his firm are trusting him with high-dollar real estate transactions. Jared’s king-size bed is empty. But when he arrives home on Halloween to find a princess sleeping in his bed – his all work and no play attitude goes out the window. There’s nothing he wants more than to explore the hidden desires of this mysterious beauty and show her just how much of a bad boy he really is by fulfilling her every fantasy.

WHEN MIDNIGHT STRIKES AND COACHES TURN TO PUMPKINS…

Underneath the glitter of this fairy tale romance, Felicity and Jared might have found true love. But the mounting pressure of their real lives takes hold again and Jared and Felicity are pulled further and further apart. Can they find their fairy tale ending or will they be left with the dying embers of what could have been?

 

 

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Legally Charming (Ever After #1)Legally Charming by Lauren Smith

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


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Life is not always a fairy tale, but it's nice to pretend that it is. Perhaps that's my draw to author Lauren Smith. With all of the harshness life throws out on a daily basis, it's nice to live among the clouds for a little while. Legally Charming is like escaping into a dream. Ms. Smith brought the same brand of enchantment that drives her regency romance into her modern day journey of love. Jared and Felicity are existing but not living. He's a workaholic that's life has become far too real. She's a dreamer at heart, but not willing to take the risk. One night ignites the fantasy, but will the magic wear off when the real world sets in?



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The Runaway Queen

 

 

THE RUNAWAY QUEEN BY SOPHIE RODGER

 

 

Release Date:  March 13, 2017

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

As soon as she was old enough, Princess Tia Helios left the bucolic farmlands of the Mediterranean kingdom of Kelephai to pursue a degree in computer science at Oxford. But now she’s back and she’s got a mission. As Kelephai’s future queen, she’s determined to modernize the country and find out what its subjects really think of the monarchy.

When she goes off the grid to gather intel, her car breaks down at the farm of gorgeous horse breeder Damon Anatos. She never suspects the disdainful Damon knows a thing or two about royalty: he’s the bastard prince of neighboring kingdom Montcroix.

Damon wants nothing to do with that scene, including the gorgeous Tia, who could very well be a spy from his father’s palace for all he knows. But she needs a guide, he needs an investor to save his horse farm, and they both need to put down the put-downs long enough to realize that joining forces could be royally fun.

 

 

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The Runaway QueenThe Runaway Queen by Sophie Rodger

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


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Having always held a title Tia knows about the responsibilities that entails. Can the runaway Princess be the Queen she needs to be? Or will her dream of a modern monarchy cost her far more dearly than she dreamed? On a secret learning expedition, she loses her way and her heart to Damon, a brooding horse breeder with his own hidden secrets. Can these strangers build a love that can overcome the secrets they hide? The Runaway Queen is a sensual dance of self - discovery, forgiveness and romance that bubbles over with emotional turmoil while capturing a reader's soul.



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The Play Mate by Kendall Ryan

 

 

THE PLAY MATE BY KENDALL RYAN

 

 

Release Date:  March 13, 2017

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Smith Hamilton has it all—he's smart, good-looking and loaded. But he remembers a time when he had nothing and no one, so he's not about to mess up, especially with his best friend’s little sister. That means keeping Evie at arm's length … even though the once pesky little girl is now a buxom bombshell. A sexy blonde who pushes his self-control to the limit the night she crawls into bed with him.

 

Evie Reed knows she's blessed—with an exclusive education, a family who loves her, and a new job managing social media for her family's lingerie company. But she wants more, like a reason to wear the sexy lingerie herself. She has just the man in mind to help with that. She's crushed on Smith forever. Surely tricking her way into his bed will force him to see her in a new, adult way.

 

Except that when Evie's plan leads to disaster, she and Smith must decide—ignore the attraction sizzling between them, or become play mates and risk it all.

 

 

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The Play Mate (Roommates, #2)The Play Mate by Kendall Ryan

My rating: 5 of 5 stars



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When Evie decides to get in touch with her naughty side her feminine wiles, may have bitten off more than they can handle. Kendall Ryan is the queen of friends to lovers romance. The Play Mate puts her skills on full display. Smith is in over his head. His hormones are in overdrive. Evie is his biggest temptation with her vixen ways, but her newly found sex appeal is a risk he can't afford to take. The aftermath could cost him his heart and his best friend. The price is just too high. Driven by humorous scenarios and awkward situations, The Play Mate proves to be as tempting to readers, as Smith and Evie are to each other.



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Drunk in Love by Kristen Luciani

 

 

DRUNK IN LOVE BY Kristen Luciani, A.D. Justice, A.M. Johnson, Amy DawsCarey Heywood, Elle Brooks, Isabelle Richards, J.D. HollyfieldJeannine Collette, Kandi Steiner, Kathryn Andrews

 

 

Release Date:  March 13, 2017

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

***100% of Digital Profits will benefit St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital***

A glittering diamond, the promise of forever, and the hope that your future in-laws will move to a galaxy far, far away…sounds like a decadent recipe for eternal happiness, doesn’t it? All girls dream about their wedding day, fantasize about each and every gooey-delicious detail. It’s so easy to get swept away by the champagne bubbles and swallowed up by our dreams.

But we all know the magical path toward happily ever after is not always sprinkled with pixie dust. Sometimes, we stumble over our plans for a perfect future and choke on the words promising forever. We watch as the path takes a defiant turn away from our blissful paradise because everybody has secrets, skeletons, and fears.

And we realize that being drunk in love isn’t always enough.

Enjoy these short stories by:


A.D. Justice
A.M. Johnson
Amy Daws
Carey Heywood
Elle Brooks
Isabelle Richards
J.D. Hollyfield
Jeannine Collette
Kandi Steiner
Kathryn Andrews
Katy Regnery
Kristen Luciani
Liv Morris
Mariah Dietz
M.D. Saperstein
Meghan Quinn
Melissa Collins
MJ Fields
Ryan Ringbloom
Tori Madison

 

 

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REVIEW:  DRUNK IN LOVE BY Kristen Luciani, A.D. Justice, A.M. Johnson, Amy DawsCarey Heywood, Elle Brooks, Isabelle Richards, J.D. HollyfieldJeannine Collette, Kandi Steiner, Kathryn Andrews

 

Drunk in Love: A Wedding Anthology of Sweet and Steamy Romantic Short StoriesDrunk in Love: A Wedding Anthology of Sweet and Steamy Romantic Short Stories by Kristen Luciani

My rating: 5 of 5 stars



By Tomorrow by Katy Regnery - Reading a book by Katy Regnery feels like looking into her soul. Her characters are reflective, identifiable and lovable as a whole. The characters are pure, the writing is deeply moving and the romance is off the charts, despite it's simplicity. With Jamie and Claire, Ms. Regnery made a statement. By Tomorrow proves that it isn't the length of the story but, the emotion that goes into, that makes the journey memorable. My favorite story to date.



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 Love So Right

 

 

LOVE SO RIGHT (THE LAWSON BROTHERS) BY MARQUITA VALENTINE

 

 

 

 

Release Date:  March 14, 2017

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Apple McCoy has given up on love.
Preston Lawson has never given up on anything.

For years Preston Lawson has loved the beautiful and unattainable Apple McCoy from afar. Now he’s determined to make her his and he’s not going to let her fear of falling get in his way… until she bolts the morning after he finally gets her into bed.

Apple refuses to let any man get too close and Preston is no exception. She won’t allow herself to be seduced by the sexy bartender’s flirtatious smiles and bedroom eyes, which is exactly why she skips town for a much-needed vacation… only to run straight into Preston.

It’s not until they’re in paradise that she finally lets him in, eagerly succumbing to his persistent charms. But what happens when they return to Jessamine and reality sets in?

Will Apple shut him out once more, or will Preston be able to show her just how right they are together?

 

The Lawsons Reading Order (all can be read as standalones)


Love So Hot
Love So True
Love So Irresistible
Love So Tempting
Love So Perfect
Love So Unexpected
Love So Right

 

 

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Love So RightLove So Right by Marquita Valentine

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


ARC Review: Love So Right (The Lawson Brothers) by Marquita Valentine

Apple has always been an anomaly. Her sister Lemon had a matchmaker's soul. Her cousin Harper had a tender heart. The small town where she lived had couples dropping like flies, but she was the one hold out. From the start I wondered why. Little by little, Ms. Valentine raised the blinds enough to peel back the inner workings of Apple McCoy. From a broken heart, to a bitter past centered around a Lawson, her heart reads like a tawdry romance novel. One Lawson broke her heart, can another one mend the damage? Love So Right finally puts to rest the puzzle that is Apple McCoy and proves that even the hardest of hearts can find their happily ever after. A short but sweet and tasty treat.




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The Daring Duke: The 1797 Club

 

 

THE DARING DUKE (1797 CLUB) BY JESS MICHAELS

 

 

 

Release Date:  March 14, 2017

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

The first book of the much anticipated 1797 Club series from USA Today Bestselling author Jess Michaels. The Dukes are coming!

The wild and charismatic Duke of Abernathe is the kind of friend anyone would wish to have. He even formed the 1797 Club, consisting of ten men who would all be dukes. But he has full-throatedly declared he will never marry and no one understands why.

But Miss Emma Liston doesn’t care why. A longtime wallflower with an absentee father who is a scandal waiting to happen, she needs to marry. Now. She decides to take a wild chance and ask the help of her friend Meg’s brother James. She asks him to pretend he’s interested in her just long enough to gain the attention of others. He agrees but is quickly taken aback by how easy everything is with Emma.

When her father returns, threatening her with a terrible future, their courtship swiftly becomes all too real. Will James ever reveal the true man beneath the outer shell? And can Emma discover her own worthiness before it’s too late?

 

 

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The Daring Duke: The 1797 ClubThe Daring Duke: The 1797 Club by Jess Michaels

My rating: 5 of 5 stars



ARC Review: The Daring Duke (The 1797 Club) by Jess Michaels

Count on Jess Michaels to push through the envelope and get right to the heart of the matter. Wicked entertainment, full of scandal, secrets and romance. The Daring Duke is a fantastic tale of sensuality that stirs the heart while tempting everything else. In an act of desperation, wallflower Emma, seeks out life of the party, James' (Duke of Abernathe) help. What begins as a pact between friends becomes a romance that just may last a lifetime. The Daring Duke is emotionally stunning, and of course this is Jess Michaels, so salacious as well. Prepare to be scandalized and equally surprised.



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Spring Rain (iBooks Edition)

 

 

SPRING RAIN BY EDIE CLAIRE, JULIANNE MACLEAN AND MARY CAMPISI

 

 

Release Date:  March 14, 2017

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Immerse yourself in three full length romantic women’s fiction novels from some of the most beloved authors in the genre – more than 800 pages of emotionally uplifting, heartfelt family drama—where falling in love is only part of the story…  

ALASKAN DAWN – By Edie Claire

Overachieving attorney Haley Olson has always done the responsible thing. So when her twin sister Micah needs a surrogate mother, Haley willingly volunteers. Like most feats the capable workaholic attempts, her pregnancy goes perfectly... until the results of prenatal testing threaten to tear Micah’s marriage apart.

Pregnant, overworked, and driven to the end of her rope by the neediness of the sister and widowed mother who depend on her, Haley seeks refuge with a week’s vacation on the Alaskan coast. As she soaks up the serenity of the unexpectedly vast and beautiful wilderness, Haley finds something else she doesn’t expect -- deep feelings for the wildlife-loving boat captain who reminds her how to laugh.

With her unborn niece or nephew on the way and thousands of miles of ocean between their lives and careers, Haley and Ben settle for a friendship. But back home in California, the emptiness in her heart refuses to heal, and when her pregnancy takes a frightening turn Haley must examine what really matters -- and rediscover the childhood dream she never realized she had lost.

THE COLOR OF HEAVEN – by Julianne MacLean

A deeply emotional tale about Sophie Duncan, a successful columnist whose world falls apart after her daughter’s unexpected illness and her husband’s shocking affair. When it seems nothing else could possibly go wrong, her car skids off an icy road and plunges into a frozen lake. There, in the cold dark depths of the water, a profound and extraordinary experience unlocks the surprising secrets from Sophie’s past, and teaches her what it means to truly live...and love.

PULLING HOME – Mary Campisi

It's taken nine years and a cross-country move, but Audra Valentine Wheyton has kept her secrets safe. She's created the perfect life: a husband who loves her, a daughter she adores, and a position as head writer for an award-winning daytime soap. When her husband dies suddenly, Audra returns to her hometown for the funeral and faces a community that has not forgotten her meager beginnings and the man who has never forgiven her for marrying his brother.

Jack Wheyton is a successful pediatric neurosurgeon who is about to become engaged when Audra walks back into his life with her daughter. He forgave his brother long ago for taking something that had been his, something he hadn't even realized he wanted until it was gone. But forgiving Audra is another story...and forgetting her? Near impossible.

When a shattering illness strikes Audra's daughter, she turns to Jack to save her child and risks exposing a secret that will change their lives forever.

 

 

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REVIEW:  SPRING RAIN BY EDIE CLAIRE, JULIANNE MACLEAN AND MARY CAMPISI

 

Spring RainSpring Rain by Edie Claire

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Only in the darkest hours do we understand how strong we really are.

There were moments were I felt my heart being ripped out of my chest. Spring Rain brought out an abundance of tears, but it also rained down the inspiring message of faith. Julianne Maclean, Edie Claire and Mary Campisi delivered a wake up call. Life happens. It can be beautiful or tragic, but as fleeting as a summer breeze. The surprising twists and the memories we make are but a piece of that cycle. Time is precious. Appreciate every moment. The emotion runs deep and the wisdom equally powerful.



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Beauty of the Beast by Rachel L. Demeter

 

 

BEAUTY OF THE BEAST (FAIRY TALE RETELLINGS) BY RACHEL L. DEMETER

 

 

Release Date:  March 15, 2017

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Experience the world’s most enchanting and timeless love story—retold with a dark and realistic twist.

A BEAST LIVING IN THE SHADOW OF HIS PAST

Reclusive and severely scarred Prince Adam Delacroix has remained hidden inside a secluded, decrepit castle ever since he witnessed his family’s brutal massacre. Cloaked in shadow, with only the lamentations of past ghosts for company, he has abandoned all hope, allowing the world to believe he died on that tragic eve twenty-five years ago.

A BEAUTY IN PURSUIT OF A BETTER FUTURE

Caught in a fierce snowstorm, beautiful and strong-willed Isabelle Rose seeks shelter at a castle—unaware that its beastly and disfigured master is much more than he appears to be. When he imprisons her gravely ill and blind father, she bravely offers herself in his place.

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Stripped of his emotional defenses, Adam’s humanity reawakens as he encounters a kindred soul in Isabelle. Together they will wade through darkness and discover beauty and passion in the most unlikely of places. But when a monster from Isabelle’s former life threatens their new love, Demrov’s forgotten prince must emerge from his shadows and face the world once more…

Perfect for fans of Beauty and the Beast and The Phantom of the Opera, Beauty of the Beast brings a familiar and well-loved fairy tale to life with a rich setting in the kingdom of Demrov and a captivating, Gothic voice.

 

 

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REVIEW: BEAUTY OF THE BEAST (FAIRY TALE RETELLINGS) BY RACHEL L. DEMETER

 

Beauty of the Beast (Fairy Tale Retellings #1)Beauty of the Beast by Rachel L. Demeter

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


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What gives Beauty and the Beast the right to be called a classic? Could it be that to this day the story is just as profound as when it was first written? Perhaps, it's the many interpretations of how beauty blossoms out of ugliness and pain. Or is it the hope laid out that even in life's darkest moments, we can endure. Beauty of the Beast captures many of the central elements of this haunting story with more of a dark edge to this fantastical fairy tale. The names may be different, the story more tarnished but the message of acceptance and beauty still resides inside of Ms. Demeter's version of this inspiration tale.



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What I Need (Alabama Summer, #5)

 

 

WHAT I NEED (ALABAMA SUMMER) BY J DANIELS

 

 

 

Release Date:  March 5, 2017

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

From New York Times bestselling author, J. Daniels, comes a sexy new STANDALONE novel.

Riley Tennyson has made a huge mistake.

At least, that’s what she keeps telling herself.

Showing up to her brother’s wedding pissed off and newly single, Riley seeks comfort in solitude and an open bar, until the gorgeous and irresistibly charming CJ Tully makes her a better offer―a wild night with the master of smooth-talking where nothing is off limits.

Riley does what any single woman would do, and a connection is made. One neither one of them can ignore. But when she comes home to the boyfriend she no longer thought she had, Riley buries her secret and begs CJ to do the same.

Forget about each other. It was a mistake. That’s all it was… right?

Desires are hidden. Distance is kept. Until one night CJ makes the ultimate sacrifice, and Riley can no longer avoid the man she can’t stop thinking about.

Not with him sleeping down the hall…

 

 

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REVIEW:  WHAT I NEED (ALABAMA SUMMER) BY J DANIELS

 

What I Need (Alabama Summer, #5)What I Need by J. Daniels

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


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How does one night of heartache lead to the daybreak of complications? One minute Riley is a lonely heart seeking a way to forget. The next instant she gives in to temptation and is left with morning after regret. From bad to worse to overwhelming Riley lands herself in a mess. Can she dig herself out and listen to fate before it becomes too late? What I Needed may have stemmed from a cliche but bloomed into something more. Be careful what we wish for ladies, because it's hard to guess what life has in store. Ms. Daniels took that saying to heart and ran with it. She delivered love, pain and the whole shebang.



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Iced: An Atlantic City Hustlers Boxset

 

 

ICED: AN ATLANTIC CITY HUSTLERS BOXSET BY  VERONICA FORAND AND SUSAN SCOTT SHELLEY

 

 

Release Date:  March 6, 2017

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

FLIRTING ON ICE

When a sexy, forbidden spark blazes to life between professional hockey player Zac Elliott and the team owner's daughter, he's willing to risk being benched to have her. Their relationship is deeply passionate and intensely private...until the press catches them in the act. The only way out of the penalty box is for Zac to play hockey like life--and love--depends on it...

SIMMERING ICE

Physical therapist Annie Davidson is great at her job but unlucky when it comes to love. All she can do is focus on work...that is until she runs into professional hockey player Alec O'Meara. Alec likes to keep things loose on and off the ice, but the red-headed Annie challenges his beliefs and makes him think about taking their relationship to the net...

 

 

 

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Iced: An Atlantic City Hustlers BoxsetIced: An Atlantic City Hustlers Boxset by Veronica Forand, Susan Scott Shelley

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


ARC Review: Iced: An Atlantic City Hustlers Boxset by Veronica Forand and Susan Scott Shelley

This duet combines risk with heart and scores a winning goal.

Flirting on Ice - Zac is a rule breaker on the ice, but when he takes those skills off the ice his heart and career may not withstand the blow. Heather proves to be his greatest temptation and his biggest risk? Will the odds end in his favor? (5 stars)

Simmering Ice - She wants to sit this one out. He's playing for keeps. Will this attraction score a goal or go bust? (5 stars)

Iced proved to be a win, win for me. Not only did I discover additions to my one click collection, but I found two novellas that were easy to love and hard to put down. Here's to taking risks.



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Her Secret Ranger (The Men of At Ease Ranch, #2)

 

 

 

HER SECRET RANGER (MEN OF AT EASE RANCH) BY DONNA MICHAELS

 

 

Release Date:  March 6, 2017 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

By-the-book event planner Beth Brannigan’s best friend dared her to kiss a cowboy. She should have said no. Instead, she said please…again and again. If her brother finds out she’s dating—okay, kissing—okay, sleeping with—one of his military buddies, he’ll kill her. Assuming he doesn’t kill his friend first.

Former Army Ranger Brick Mitchum isn’t a relationship kind of guy. But then he meets Beth and starts to wonder if maybe it’s time he settled down. She’s mysterious. Unpredictable. Curvy in every way he needs… And hiding something. He’s just got to figure out what.

 

 

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REVIEWHER SECRET RANGER (MEN OF AT EASE RANCH) BY DONNA MICHAELS

 

Her Secret Ranger (The Men of At Ease Ranch, #2)Her Secret Ranger by Donna Michaels

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


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Ms. Michaels' can brighten up any day with her enchanting characters and heartwarming stories. If laughter is the best medicine, Her Secret Ranger is the perfect remedy to chase away the blues. Beth is uptight. With an overbearing boss, who makes her life miserable. A rapidly approaching wedding and an overprotective family, she has a lot on her plate. When a friendly dare leads to a bold decision, her need to relax goes out the window, along with her heart. A person can't help but smile while reading the light and amusing romance.




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The Billionaire Beast (Billionaire Fairy Tales, #2)

 

 

 

THE BILLIONAIRE BEAST (BILLIONAIRE FAIRYTALES) BY JACKIE ASHENDEN

 

 

Release Date:  March 7, 2017

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

 

Dark, tortured, and intimidating, these dominant billionaires will steal their innocent heroines' breath away. Overwhelmed by their desire to control their world, they push their heroines to explore their deepest desires. But even the most unworldly of heroines can unlock these billionaires' secrets.

Nero de Santis: Damaged. Bastard. Beast.

 

Nero hasn’t left his house in ten years—he demands the world come to him, and the world is only too happy to bend to the strong-willed billionaire. Ruthless, cold, and selfish, Nero wants for nothing and takes care of no one but himself. His last handful of assistants have left his house in tears, but the prim redhead applying for the job looks up to the task. Nero has spent his life shut within the walls he built, with no care to have more than a window to the outside world. But the fiery passion he senses beneath his reserved assistant’s exterior makes him want to break down the barriers he lives behind, and unleash the beast within.

 

Phoebe Taylor: Uptight. Misunderstood. Engaged.

 

Phoebe needs the obscene amount of money that comes with being Nero’s personal assistant for one thing, and one thing only—to pay for the mounting hospital costs that her fiancee’s two-year coma continues to incur. She’s heard rumors that the de Santis beast is a force that cannot be tamed—but even she isn’t prepared to handle the smoldering intensity simmering beneath his hard shell of feral dominance. Nero is hiding something, something he is fighting with every step he takes. Yet he can’t help but stake his claim on this woman who has shaken up his life, and Phoebe can’t believe this animal of a man is the one person to ever look into her eyes and see her soul. Nero wants to keep her. He wants to devour her. And Phoebe just might let him.

 

 

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The Billionaire Beast (Billionaire Fairy Tales, #2)The Billionaire Beast by Jackie Ashenden

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


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She needs a little mystery in her life. He has a lot of darkness in his soul. The Billionaire Beast is a seductive tango of tragic events, intense characters and a sensually energized dance of love. Jackie Ashenden is well known for her deeply troubled, challenging and alluring heroes. Larger than life, broken inside but capable of more than the pain that shadows their existence. Nero is equally stunning in his turbulent behavior and bad boy image. He craves a chance at stepping into the light, but has allowed the fear and turmoil of his past to imprison him. Will he ever escape the chasm of pain that surrounds him? Or will one slip of a woman prove to be his downfall? The Billionaire Beast expounds on the best parts of a turbulent tale that begins in darkness and ends in light. Redeeming story.



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ROMANCING DR. LOVE (STERLING UNIVERSITY) BY REBECCA HEFLIN

 

 

Release Date:  March 7, 2017

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Dr. Samantha Love says it’s all about the chemistry. A brainy psychology professor and researcher, Sam has based her entire academic career on the theory that what we call love is simply a chemical reaction. She is currently running a study to prove that her compatibility blood test reveals perfect matches—sort of like an organ donor, but for relationships. No romance required.

 

Along comes sexy literature professor, Dr. Ethan Quinn, who says it’s all about the romance. He thinks the pretty psychology professor has taken love and all its mysteries and reduced it to something as romantic as a cholesterol test, and he sets out to prove her theory wrong.

 

When Ethan signs up for her study, Sam discovers to her horror, that according to her compatibility test, they are a perfect match. Sam faces an existential crisis over her career and her research. If she believes in her science, shouldn’t it follow that she believes Ethan is her perfect mate? And if she doesn’t believe he’s her perfect mate, doesn’t that bring into question her research? Her compatibility test? Her reputation? And her very career?


As Sam struggles with her dilemma, Ethan pursues her with all the romantic tactics in his arsenal. Will Sam’s theories succumb to his challenge? Or will Ethan lose the battle for Sam’s heart?

 

 

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REVIEW:  ROMANCING DR. LOVE (STERLING UNIVERSITY) BY REBECCA HEFLIN

 

 

Romancing Dr. Love (Sterling University, #1)Romancing Dr. Love by Rebecca Heflin

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


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Sam has the smarts but does she have the heart? Rebecca Heflin accomplished what many have tried. She had me in love at the blurb. It's not everyday that the romantic is the hero. No matter the hypothesis, love is the answer. Ethan believes in the emotion, For Sam it's all science. Can Ethan convince Sam to not let her brain cost her their happily ever after? Fell in love at hello and just couldn't let that feeling go. Romancing Dr. Love made me smile.



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Blush for Me (Fusion, #3)

 

 

BLUSH FOR ME (FUSION) BY KRISTEN PROBY

 

 

Release Date:  March 7, 2017

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

New York Times bestselling author Kristen Proby continues to delight the senses with the latest novel in her delectable Fusion series.

As the take-charge wine bar manager of Seduction, Portland's hottest new restaurant, Katrina Meyers is the definition of no-nonsense, and she isn't afraid of anything. Well, almost anything: she hates to fly. When she's forced to travel on a death trap with wings, the turbulence from hell has her reaching for any safe haven—including the incredibly handsome guy sitting next to her.

Ryan "Mac" MacKenzie hasn't been able to get his sexy seatmate out of his head. The way she clung to him stirred something inside him he didn't think existed: tenderness. As the owner of a successful wine touring company, Mac thinks he's got a handle on what life can throw at him and he's not prepared for any surprises, especially in the feelings department. And when he brings a tour into Seduction, he sees the petite spitfire he just can't forget.

Mac is determined to discover what else they have in common besides fine wine and the inability to keep their hands off each other. But what will it take for two stubborn people to realize that what they have is so much more than a hot chemistry between the sheets and to admit to falling in love…?

 

 

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Blush for Me (Fusion, #3)Blush for Me by Kristen Proby

My rating: 5 of 5 stars



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Kristen Proby and her Fusion series bursts with flavor.  I keep coming back because the message is a powerful one and the characters are hard to ignore.
Fusion is built on sisterhood, friendship, equality and love.  The message:  "It's okay to be different, just be yourself."  We all need to hear that at one time or another and being true to oneself is the greatest piece of advice a person can receive.   Kat wears her self - confidence like a badge of honor.  She speaks her mind.  Goes after what she wants and is working on facing her fears.  When a test of fear comes back to bite her in the butt, her white knight is there in the next seat to hold her hand.  Mac is no hero, but he is tempted  to break his own rules.  Now he has to decide, if facing his biggest fear will net him his greatest reward.  Love with attitude.  Kristen Proby does it up right.



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Talk Cowboy to Me (Lucky Cowboys, #1)

 

 

TALK COWBOY TO ME (LUCKY COWBOYS) BY CAROLYN BROWN

 

 

Release Date:  March 7, 2017

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

One cowboy. One cowgirl. One ranch.
Who will win the Double Deuce by the Fourth of July?

Adele O'Donnell knew that Double Deuce Ranch had to be hers the second she walked onto the property. Freshly divorced, she sees it as the perfect spot for her and the kids to start a new life. Remington Luckadeau was always a carefree playboy...until his suddenly orphaned nephews became his responsibility. The Double Deuce Ranch would be the perfect place to raise two boys. But some fiery woman is fighting him for it, and Remington is not sharing-no matter how the sparks fly when he and Adele are together.

 

 

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Talk Cowboy to Me (Lucky Cowboys, #1)Talk Cowboy to Me by Carolyn Brown

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


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With requisite charm and the standard helping of tender loving care, both author and story set up residence within the heart and I didn't mind having to share. A newly single mother looking to start anew, discovered the perfect remedy to chase away her heartache blues. A newly minted guardian is looking to change his ways. If only he could get his heart to listen to what his mind is trying to say. Carolyn Brown took The Brady Bunch and placed it within the wild west, and although I'm a fan of whatever she does, Talk to Me placed above the rest. Ms. Brown has a sixth sense with matters of the heart. That special talent manages to set her apart. Loved it.



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SO SCREWED (BAD BEHAVIOR) BY MELISSA MARINO

 

 

Release Date:  March 7, 2017

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

He's charming, wicked, and handsome . . . and she needs to stay away

 

For Evelyn Owen, work comes first. Being a wedding planner to the city's elite fills her nights and weekends, and she doesn't have time for distractions. Especially in the form of a sexy bartender with killer dimples . . .

 

Abel Matthews knows how to serve the ladies. But lately, the only woman he wants is just out of reach. That's because Evelyn has already been warned about his playboy ways. Still, there's something about her that makes Abel want more than a quick fling.

 

Evelyn knows that she shouldn't trust Abel. Yet she's seen a side of him no one else knows, and she can't turn away. But Abel is hiding something from her . . . and if he doesn't confess soon, it will tear them apart.

 

 

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So Screwed (Bad Behavior)So Screwed by Melissa Marino

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


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Never judge a book by it's cover. The real surprises lie inside. Melissa Marino gives readers a high octane ride into romance with Evelyn and Abel. She has her eye on the prize. He's a man of many talents. Could one of those talents include stealing her heart? So Screwed is a darkly sensual, totally unforgettable surprise that delivers a one, two punch to the heart and a fire burst to the hormones.





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Beautiful Mess (Rock 'n' Ink, #2)

 

 

BEAUTIFUL MESS (ROCK 'N' INK) BY KASEY LANE

 

 

Release Date:  March 7, 2017

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Hell's bells.


Jackson Paige was, in fact, Jax Pain, the drummer of Manix Curse.


That thing in Jami's chest tightened, making it hard to breathe.

When attorney Jami Dillon strides into the conference room to meet her new client, she's stopped in her tracks by an all-too familiar figure. Jackson Paige. He's her tall, tattooed, and sexy as hell hook up from law school-who also broke her heart.

Jackson Paige, aka Jax Pain, has worked hard to put that unfor-frickin-gettable fling behind him and the nasty secret that made him leave her. Truth is, life as the playboy drummer of Portland's hottest metal band hasn't helped him to forget the fiery, sexy woman who stole his heart. Lucky for him, Jami was just hired as his band's new attorney. But when he sees the look on her face when she realizes who her new client is, Jax wonders if maybe being this close to her again isn't such a great idea. The explosive chemistry is there, but so are the dark secrets...

 

 

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Beautiful Mess (Rock 'n' Ink, #2)Beautiful Mess by Kasey Lane

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


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How can a reader, particularly a female reader, not respect an author who writes stories of empowerment and courage about strong women? Kasey Lane's Beautiful Mess takes a trip down memory lane with rock star Jax and lawyer Jami. Their reunion causes each to own up to some truths about themselves, that could make or break their business relationship and topple their second chance. Emotional reveals, tons of sex appeal and learning what it truly means to rebuild and heal, made reading Beautiful Mess, the real deal.



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Marry Me by Samantha Chase

 

 

MARRY ME:  A WEDDING ROMANCE DUET BY SAMANTHA CHASE & NOELLE ADAMS

 

 

Release Date:  March 7, 2017

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

What could be more romantic than a wedding... unless you're stuck in a fake relationship with a hot man you don't like. Warm up after a long winter with two fun, romantic wedding romances available together for a limited time.

Hired Bride by Noelle Adams
- For years, Deanna's eccentric grandmother has been trying to marry her off to a rich man, and she's finally managed to do it. Sexy, obnoxious Mitchell Graves needs a wife to finalize a business deal, and he thinks she'll be easy enough to manage as a wife. He couldn't be more wrong.

The Wedding Season by Samantha Chase
- To get through the six weddings she has to attend this summer, Tricia plans to pretend her best friend, Sean, is her boyfriend. But then Sean sends his brother, Ryan, in his place. Now Tricia has to go to all these weddings with her best friend's brother, who is stirring up feelings she never expected.

 

 

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Marry Me: a Wedding Romance DuetMarry Me: a Wedding Romance Duet by Samantha Chase

My rating: 5 of 5 stars



There's no way to go wrong when two powerhouses like Samantha Chase and Noelle Adams join forces. Hired Bride and The Wedding Season are a compliment to each other. This time around Ms. Chase brings on the laughter and cheers, while Ms. Adams delivers up the sentiment and tears.


Hired Bride by Noelle Adams - The trouble with love is it happens so fast. One minute you're feet are planted firmly, the next you're on your ***. Deanna knows how to rebel. She's been doing so all her life, but what happens when this renegade is asked to become a wife? To the worst possible candidate. Mitchell may look like the guy of her dreams but the minute he opens his mouth, he becomes the stuff of nightmares. Will the fighting temptations let go of pride and allow love to bridge their great divide? The beauty of Hired Bride is before you realize it, Ms. Adams will have you falling in love. (5 stars)



The Wedding Season by Samantha Chase -

The Wedding Season is my fantasy story. I was enchanted by Tricia. Nothing can trigger her overly dramatic insecurities like weddings. Happily ever afters and Prince Charming are her Kryptonite. Just the thought sends her from level headed to neurotic. The irony is that she gets this way not because she is against the concept, but because it never seems to come her way. Could it be she is just not looking in the right places? She looks to best friend Sean to keep her in check. He is her anchor in a sea of matrimony. Could her anchor be standing in the way of her happily ever after? Samantha Chase has crafted a delightful story full of witty situations, heartwarming moments that are thought provoking and believable. A good time. (5 stars)



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How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days (The Embraced, #1)

 

 

HOW TO TAME A BEAST IN SEVEN DAYS (THE EMBRACED) BY KERRELYN SPARKS

 

 

Release Date:  March 7, 2017

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Luciana grew up on the Isle of Moon, hidden away because of her magical powers. But when her father arrives, he offers her a choice: remain on the island or return with him and marry the Beast of Benwick in order to save their legacy—and her father's life.

Lord Leofric, the Beast of Benwick, has not been touched since he was a child. Born with the power to harness lightning, he is a danger to everyone he touches. When he meets his betrothed, he expects a loveless, lonely marriage...until he discovers she's vastly more powerful than he realized. But is she strong enough to withstand his touch?

If they can survive, their love will alter the future of the kingdom. But will their extraordinary powers cost them everything?

 

 

 

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How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days (The Embraced, #1)How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days by Kerrelyn Sparks

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


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How to Tame A Beast in Seven Days is a twist on Beauty and The Beast that is even more beautiful than the original and far more magical than the Disney version. I volunteered to read a copy in exchange for my honest opinion and it was an eye opening experience. I am surprised how much I actually fell in love with this against the odds love story. Am not into the supernatural romance genre but Ms. Sparks latched on to something special with Luciana and Loefric. The characters, the author, the romance kept me spellbound to the point that I breezed through the story in one sitting and am looking forward to a second trip in this otherworldly awe filled tale.



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Can't Fight This Feeling (Spikonos Brothers Book 2)

 

 

CAN'T FIGHT THIS FEELING (SPIKONOS BROTHERS) BY MIRANDA LIASSON

 

 

Release Date:  March 7, 2017

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

SHE WANTS TO MOVE ON…WITH SOMEONE BLAND AND BORING…

Widowed psychologist Maggie McShae is ready to find someone who won’t make her heart beat fast, her knees grow weak, or make her feel hot and cold at the same time. No one she can really love, because love brings too much pain.
Drew Poulos, son of a billionaire, is hiding out in Mirror Lake, working at his brothers’ brandy company. He inspires those very feelings Maggie’s determined to avoid. The hunky businessman, who left his high society bride at the altar, is the last person she’d ever seriously date…but he might just be perfect for a fling…


HE NEEDS A DATE FOR HIS BROTHER’S WEDDING…WITH SOMEONE WHO CAN CALM HIS QUIRKY FAMILY…


Drew’s too heartbroken to ever trust any woman again, but the sexy psychologist is the perfect person to deflect his family’s attention as his brother marries the woman Drew once thought was his.
As sparks fly, two injured hearts might just find that true love can be even better the second time around….

 

 

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Can't Fight This Feeling (Spikonos Brothers Book 2)Can't Fight This Feeling by Miranda Liasson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


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Home. How can such a simple word play such an integral part in the way we view the world, others and even ourselves? Can't Fight This Feeling is the culmination of a bond between friends, brothers and family whether by blood or through love family and love. What began as the heartbreaking journey of three brothers finding their way back to each other has morphed into something bigger. Maturity, insight and forgiveness has allowed the once estranged Spikonos brothers to open their hearts and find love and hope in the most unlikely of places.

With Can't Fight this Feeling, Ms. Liasson gives a glimpse into the world of money, power and privilege through the eyes of Drew Poulos, runaway groom. Wealthy does not necessarily mean happy. Now the golden boy has to decide, if his life of means is worth giving up the woman of his dreams. Maggie and Drew's road is paved with insecurities, heartache, loss and sacrifice but it also brings rewarding experiences. Mirror Lake is not just a fictional town. Visiting is like coming home.



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The Billionaire Takes All (The Sinclairs #5)

 

 

THE BILLIONAIRE TAKES ALL (THE SINCLAIRS) BY J.S. SCOTT

 

 

Release Date:  March 7, 2017

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

A-list movie star and billionaire Julian Sinclair learned from past tragedy that life doesn’t come with multiple takes. Now that he’s figured out what he wants—in the lush form of redheaded Kristin Moore—he’s got one chance to claim it. Between working as a medical assistant and filling in at her parents’ bar, Kristin has no time for pleasure. So Julian is bringing her to his brother’s Vegas wedding, where their mutual attraction can finally get a starring role.

 

What happened in Vegas has followed Kristin right back to Amesport, Maine. In the space of one magical weekend, the leading man in all her X-rated fantasies whisked her off to Sin City for breathtaking sex, followed by an “accidental” marriage she doesn’t remember. Kristin fully expects Julian to demand a quickie divorce. But instead he’s daring her to go all-in. To gamble everything on a love that might be too good to be true…or the best, wildest adventure of their lives.

 

 

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The Billionaire Takes All (The Sinclairs #5)The Billionaire Takes All by J.S. Scott

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


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No the Sinclairs are not perfect. They've seen their share of betrayals, heartaches and disappointments, but when the tears fade, the dust clears and angry words and hurt feelings evaporate, they are still a family. Ms. Scott is adamant about that. That's what keeps me coming back. The Billionaire Takes All puts Julian in the spotlight. All the wealth in the world can not make up for his tragic past. Why does the man that seems to have it all, feel so lost and alone? There is a bright spot in his otherwise dark existence. Kristen. Her world is far from the fantasy and power of the nouveau rich. Determined to keep her eye on the prize and her head out of the clouds, she works hard. J.S. Scott gives her readers the best of both worlds. A little bit of the fairy tale with an abundance of emotion. I found it hard not to fall for a guy that doted on his dream girl the way that Julian did Kristin. Ms. Scott can deliver some of the most heart wrenching stories but there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. Love can conquer any obstacle. If given a chance.



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Her Rebel Heart

 

 

HER REBEL HEART (THE OFFICERS' EX-WIVES CLUB) JAMIE FARRELL

 

 

 

Release Date:  March 7, 2017

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

The laugh-out-loud, heart-tugging standalone prequel romance in the bestselling Officers’ Ex-Wives Club series!

This sexy military pilot is about to meet his match in an unpredictable physics professor!

Kaci Boudreaux is every Southern mama’s nightmare, including her own. This former Miss Grits would rather tromp around in boots shooting off potato guns—and her mouth—than dress pretty and play nice with the boys. Especially her chauvinistic fellow professors, her ex-husband, and those military cargo pilots she accidentally started a war with.

Lance Wheeler is every Southern belle’s dream, except his ex-fiancé’s. After being left at the altar, he’d love to take his C-130 and fly far, far away. But since his bird technically belongs to Uncle Sam (as does he), a distraction in the form of a feisty fireball of a physics professor will do while he’s waiting for his next deployment with the Air Force.

He’s into her for the fun. She’s into him for the challenge. But when their secrets start slipping out, their hearts will be on the line. She needs roots. He wants to see the world. What will they do about needing each other?

 

 

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Her Rebel HeartHer Rebel Heart by Jamie Farrell

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


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Ms. Farrell's humorous delivery is enough to have readers in stitches. A tomboy physics professor with a no nonsense attitude and a care free playboy trying to mend his battered ego are a combo worth sinking your teeth into. When the brain and the brawn collide, it's enough to set off a fireworks show. Yet when hearts enter the equation, can they survive the repercussions? Her Rebel Heart gave me just what I wanted. A heroine as smart as she is tough. A hero who was not afraid to man up, when the going got rough and a cast of players that make irresistible into a fine work of art.



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Crossing the Friend Zone (Belmont Beach Brides, #3)

 

 

CROSSING THE FRIEND ZONE (BELMONT BEACH BRIDES) BY KELLY EADON

 

 

Release Date:  March 7, 2017

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

From the author of The Wedding Date and The Family Man comes the final book in Kelly Eadon's Belmont Beach Brides series.

Event planner Ainsley Sloan spends her days creating perfect weddings for her clients and her nights wondering if she'll ever find her own happily ever after. So when her friend--and total manwhore--Ryan Lawhill starts making her skin tingle and her heart race, she's determined to shut it down. The last thing she needs is another broken heart. But when these opposites attract, can true love ignite?

 

 

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Crossing the Friend Zone (Belmont Beach Brides, #3)Crossing the Friend Zone by Kelly Eadon

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


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Kelly Eadon is a new discovery for me, but I'm enjoying her work. The biggest lure for me is that she can lighten the mood just as quickly as she can break your heart. All while tempting your soul. Her stories are great way to sit back, relax and get away from the daily grind. Crossing the Friend Zone is a perfect expect novel. Short enough to flirt but just the right length to leave a reader craving more. Ryan and Ainsley blur the line between friendship and seduction in almost as short a time as it takes Ms. Eadon to capture the heart. Lock, stock and barrel. I'm an Eadonite for life.



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The Sheikh’s Secret Son (Sharjah Sheikhs Book 3)

 

 

THE SHEIKH'S SECRET SON (SHARJAH SHEIKHS) BY LESLIE NORTH

 

 

Release Date:  March 7, 2017

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Sheikh Zaid is always in control. As the son of the Sultan of Sharjah and the middle of three brothers, he’s spent his whole life being groomed for leadership. When a diplomatic tour from the U.S. comes to Sharjah, he makes it his business to ensure that he makes a good impression, but the surprising return of an old flame shocks him to the core.

Rebecca Reid is a foreign aid representative with no time for ostentatious displays. She wants to see the gritty realities of Sharjah, not the polished façade. But when she finds the diplomatic tour she’s joined is being led by the same man she had a wild affair with five years ago, it complicates matters.

Now, Zaid and Rebecca will have to join forces to save the poverty-stricken residents of Sharjah from a corrupt adviser who is diverting relief funds. It’s time to unearth the flaws no one wants to acknowledge for the sake of the future and their four-year-old son.

 

 

 

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The Sheikh’s Secret Son (Sharjah Sheikhs Book 3)The Sheikh’s Secret Son by Leslie North

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


An instant cataclysmic attraction leads to a secret affair with stunning results. The Sheikh's Secret Son is a bit slow on the uptake but when it picks up the pace, the revelations don't stop. Government intrigue, forbidden temptation and a long hidden surprise twist make for a firework display that has to be read to believed. The ride is wild, but Ms. North is good at seducing her readers. Why ruin a good thing.



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Irresistible In Love (The Maverick Billionaires, #4)

 

 

IRRESISTIBLE IN LOVE (THE MAVERICK BILLIONAIRES) BY BELLA ANDRE AND JENNIFER SKULLY

 

 

Release Date:  March 8, 2017

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Evan Collins is the man with the Midas touch. Having left his hard childhood behind him, the tech genius vowed to one day have everything. But when he discovers that his marriage is built on lies, the only people he can trust now are the Mavericks--and the woman who has always been there for him: Paige, the sister of his soon-to-be ex-wife.

Paige Ryan has always loved Evan Collins, a secret she's hugged close to her heart for nine long years. But when her sister's devastating betrayal is revealed, Paige can't keep her feelings hidden any longer.

Paige is a beacon of light for Evan. Despite believing he needs to keep the walls around his heart stronger than ever, he's irresistibly drawn to her sweet, pure heart--and the undeniable sparks flaring between them. She's the only one he trusts to help him face the darkness of his past head-on before it destroys him. But will their forbidden romance end up destroying them both?

 

 

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REVIEWIRRESISTIBLE  IN LOVE (THE MAVERICK BILLIONAIRES) BY BELLA ANDRE AND JENNIFER SKULLY

 

 

Irresistible In Love (The Maverick Billionaires, #4)Irresistible In Love by Bella Andre

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


ARC Review: Irresistible In Love (The Maverick Billionaires) by Bella Andre and Jennifer Skully

He's the keeper of her heart. The man she can't forget. She's the healer of his soul and his biggest regret. When his hope for the future implodes, she is his biggest supporter. There to give him hope. Evan and Paige have survived betrayal, alienation and heartbreak. Can their friendship withstand them falling in love? Irresistible in Love delivers twice the drama, twice temptation into one heartbreaking story of survival and second chances. Two authors come together to create a hauntingly sensual, breathtaking romance. 5 + stars.



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FIGHT FOR HER (MMA FIGHTER ROMANCE) BY VANESSA VALE

 

 

 

Release Date:  March 9, 2017

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

 

A fighter ready to give up the gloves.

 

A woman ready to take on the world.

 

Grayson Green's an MMA champion who's spent years in the limelight where fast times and fast women were easy to come by. The appeal is gone and he steps out of the ring to make some changes and get control of his life. All the training in the world can't save him from the one-two punch of meeting Emory. She's different. She has no idea who he is…and she wants him anyway. When someone from his past is prepared to take him down... and Emory along with him, he'll do anything to fight for her...

 

 

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REVIEW: FIGHT FOR HER (MMA FIGHTER ROMANCE) BY VANESSA VALE

 

Fight for Her (MMA Fighter series) (Volume 1)Fight for Her (MMA Fighter series) by Vanessa Vale

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


ARC Review: Fight For Her (MMA Fighter Romance) by Vanessa Vale

Emory was a great character. She may have looked fragile but she had a hidden strength that made her all the more intriguing. Grayson is a man with iron in his veins and weariness in his heart. His career has been full of ups but he's tired of the high life and wants some down time. Fight for Her spotlights martial arts but it also delivers a knockout punch to the heart. Danger lurks in the shadows and electricity leaps off the pages.



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Meant for You

Meant for You - Michelle Major Michelle Major is one of my favorite authors. A big reason why is because she exposes love from all sides. She shows warts and all. That makes for stories that are at times heartbreaking but rewarding. Meant For You cast a spell on me. It's hard to be vulnerable when it can lead to open wounds, hurt feelings and insecurities. Jenny is a warrior when it comes to protecting her son and her pride, but this mama lion has scars embedded into her heart so deeply, that her biggest strengths have also become her worse weaknesses. Case in point, a lie of convenience snowballs into more than she bargained when she has to put up or shut up. Will the solution turn into an answer to a prayer or the beginning of an even bigger nightmare? I lost my heart to Owen. He was a man with his own share of painful insecurities but his heart was a thing of beauty. Identifiable characters and memory defining moments made for a poignant read.

COVER REVEAL: THE NEGOTIATOR BY AVERY FLYNN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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THE NEGOTIATOR

 

A Hot Romantic Comedy

 

Avery Flynn

 

Releasing April 24th, 2017

 

Entangled Select

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wanted: Personal Buffer

 

 

 

Often snarly, workaholic executive seeks “buffer” from annoying outside distractions AKA people. Free spirits with personal boundary issues, excessive quirks, or general squeamishness need not apply.  Salary negotiable. Confidentiality required.

 

 

Workaholic billionaire Sawyer Carlyle may have joked he needed a “buffer” from their marriage-obsessed mom, but he didn’t need a waiting room filled with “candidates” to further distract him. (Thanks, bro.) But when a sexy job applicant shooes his mom and the socialite in tow out of his office, Sawyer sees the genius of the plan. And the woman. In fact, Miss Clover Lee might just get the fastest promotion in history, from buffer to fake fiancé…

This “free-spirit” might look like hot sunshine and lickable rainbows, but she negotiates like a pitbull. Before Sawyer knows what hit him, he’s agreed to give up Friday nights for reality tv, his Saturdays for flea markets (why buy junk still baffles him), his Tuesdays and Thursdays for “date nights” (aka panty-losing opportunities if he plays his cards right). And now she wants lavender bath salts and tulips delivered every Monday?

Yup, she’s just screwing with him. Good thing she’s got this non-negotiatable six-weeks-and-she’s-gone rule or Sawyer may have just met this match…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When Avery Flynn isn't writing about alpha heroes and the women who tame them, she is desperately hoping someone invents the coffee IV drip. She has three slightly-wild children, loves a hockey-addicted husband and has a slight shoe addiction. Find out more about Avery on her website, follow her on Twitter, like her on her Facebook page or friend her on her Facebook profile. Also, if you figure out how to send Oreos through the Internet, she’ll be your best friend for life. Contact her at avery@averyflynn.com. She’d love to hear from you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COVER REVEAL: ROMANCING THE BACHELOR (THE HAMILTON FAMILY) BY DIANE ALBERTS

 

 

 

 

I am thrilled to be sharing the amazing cover for Diane Alberts' upcoming sexy new contemporary romance title, ROMANCING THE BACHELOR!! Everyone loves a swoon-worthy billionaire, and this cover is gorgeous! I've got all of the details, along with a sneak peek look at the amazing cover! Read on!

 

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About ROMANCING THE BACHELOR:


Eric Hamilton isn’t looking for love. Hell, he isn’t even looking for a girl. He has a five-year plan, and he’s one hundred percent focused on that. But then Shelby walks into his life, and suddenly, he can’t think about anything else. Unfortunately for him, she hates his guts, and wants nothing to do with him. But he’s a man who loves a challenge.

Shelby Jefferson can’t wait to get out of the city, and back to her country roots. She moved to Atlanta for a guy who promptly left her, and the last thing she wants is to fall for another man who might make her want to stay. But Eric is nothing if not persistent, and before long she’s inside his arms, in his bed, and she’s falling for him. Hard. But when history repeats itself, and she has to choose between a man and herself––again.

 

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About Diane Alberts:


Diane Alberts is a USA TODAY bestselling Contemporary Romance author with Entangled Publishing. Under the name Jen McLaughlin, she also writes New York Times, USA TODAY, and Wall Street Journal bestselling books with Penguin RandomHouse. She was mentioned in Forbes alongside E. L. James as one of the breakout independent authors to dominate the bestselling lists. Diane is represented by Louise Fury at The Bent Agency.

 

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PRE - ORDER: CRAZY OVER YOU (LOVE WITH ALTITUDE) BY DAISY PRESCOTT

 

 

 

CRAZY OVER YOU by Daisy Prescott will be released on March 28th!

This is a standalone title. You can pre-order the book on iBooks for just .99 cents!
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CRAZY OVER YOU (LOVE WITH ALTITUDE) BY DAISY PRESCOTT

 

 

Release Date:  March 28, 2017

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

My savior isn’t prince charming.

I’m not that lucky.

He’s my worst nightmare.

He’s my one night stand from two years ago.

And he doesn’t remember me.

 

What happens on vacation doesn't always stay on vacation. Especially in a place like Aspen. I moved to the mountains for my dream vet job. I never expected to run into the man of my dreams. Again.

 

I never thought I'd see her again.

My Cinderella didn't leave me a shoe to find her.

Not that I'd need random footwear to recognize her.

Her kiss is something I'll never forget.

 

Work hard. Play hard. I'm paid to be a nice guy on the slopes, but what I do in my off time isn't always about making good choices. That's the fun of living in a ski town. I stay while the women come and go.

 

Crazy Over You is a standalone romantic comedy and the second book in the Love with Altitude series. 

 

 

 

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REVIEW:   CRAZY OVER YOU (LOVE WITH ALTITUDE) BY DAISY PRESCOTT

 

Crazy Over YouCrazy Over You by Daisy Prescott

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Love is not always dancing hearts and fairy tale dreams. Happily ever after requires work. Crazy Over You has that spark that lights up the atmosphere with it's humor and heart, while still delivering a hint of truth, without losing it's charm. How can you not offer your heart to two clueless people who have no idea just how clueless they really are? I was meant to read this book and fall in love with these characters. And so is everyone else.



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AUTHOR BIO


USA Today Bestselling Author Daisy Prescott writes romantic comedies with heart. 

Her Modern Love Stories feature characters in their thirties and forties finding and rediscovering love in unexpected and humorous ways. Her Wingmen books star regular guys who often have beards, drive trucks, and love deeply once they fall. Look for her new Rom Com series, Love with Altitude, in 2017.

Born and raised in San Diego, Daisy currently lives in a real life Stars Hollow in the Boston suburbs with her husband, their rescue dog, and an indeterminate number of imaginary house goats. When not writing about herself in the third person, Daisy can be found traveling, gardening, baking, or lost in a good book.

To learn more about Daisy and her writing, sign up for her mailing list here. Send her an email at: daisyauthor AT gmail DOT com Or chat with her on Twitter (@daisy_prescott) and Facebook: /daisyprescottauthorpage, and follow her on Instagram: /daisyprescott

 

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Sharing the Love of Books

Enjoy our selection of New Releases / Free & Bargain Books this week

 

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(any genre except erotica welcome)

 

This weekly link up is hosted by Beck Valley Books & these awesome book loving blogs...

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 Leels Loves Books | IrishdaisylovesRomance | Book Babble

Tuesday

Celticlady's Reviews | First Time Mommy Adventures 

Wednesday

Beck Valley BooksCinnamon Hollow Reviews

Thursday

Miki's Hope | Nicki's Nook

Friday

Ebook Addicts | I Love Romance | Colorimetry

Saturday

3 Partners in Shopping | I Create Purty Thangs | Wishful Endings 

 

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Ali - The Dragon Slayer | Deal Sharing Aunt

 

 

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NEW RELEASE: PEACOCK (THE FAULT OF OUR SINS) BY ESTHER E. SCHMIDT

 

 

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PEACOCK (The Faults Of Our Sins)

 

By Esther E. Schmidt.

 

Hosted by Jo&Isalovebooks Blog.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cover Design: Esther E. Schmidt

 

 

 

 

Cover model/Photographer:  Nathan Hainline

 https://www.facebook.com/nate.model 

 

 

 

 

 

Release: March 24th 2017

 

#MafiaRomance

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

 

 

Going in blind is a rookie mistake. With my years of experience, you would think I should know better by now. I'm always the capable one that can handle anything that's thrown my way, until Karma throws me off my game.

 

 

My Karma comes in the form of a woman and she has to be payback for all the shitty things I’ve done in my life. Not just any woman but one who is determined to self-destruct. This woman is clearly going to be my downfall. Leaving me to find myself not only losing my heart, but risking my life in the process.

 

 

There’s no other option than to claw our way through dilemmas that might leave the both of us wondering if our next breath could be our last. We relish in the fact that we’ve got nothing to lose, because let’s face it… The faults of our sins will catch up with us in the end.

 

 

**This steamy, dark and twisted, standalone romance is not for the faint of heart. You’ve been warned.**

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AVAILABLE ON:

 

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TEASERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXCERPT

 

 

 

Karma...I need to grab her and behead the metaphoric bitch. Some might say I had it coming. Me? I’ve looked over my fucking shoulder at every turn. So yeah, I guess my time was up.

 

 

 

 

“Proud of yourself, Karma?” It’s also the nickname I gave the woman who was thrown into my life. She fucking earned it on the very first day we met, because she has to be some form of payback for all the shitty things I’ve done in my life.

 

I pin the woman with my deadliest glare and all she does is smirk.

 

She takes her time to glance over the room. "Pretty much, yes."

 

 

 

A few minutes ago, I almost had a heart attack. And it’s her fault. I was standing in the shower when I heard a gun go off. A whole fucking clip. Empty. Now I'm standing in my shot to fuck bedroom, naked, with water dripping down my body. My chest is still fucking pounding and I feel like an idiot.

 

 

 

Did I mention that this is only her second day here? I'm the fucking head of a large gang. Sometimes I lead a meeting where a bunch of gangs get together to discuss problems that involve all of us. Some may call it a syndicate, but I call it a group meeting. A few weeks ago, we had a problem with an out of town gang that was making waves. An uprising if you will. We’re talking snuff movies type of shit. We had to handle that situation quickly, that meant we needed intel.

 

The only way to get that kind of information was to work with a guy who works for favors. You can guess what’s coming next, right? Yeah, that fucking favor just emptied my gun inside my fucking bedroom.

 

 

@ Esther E. Schmidt - Peacock (The Faults Of Our Sins)

 

 

 

 

Other Books by the Author

 

 

 

Areion Fury MC Series 

#1 FREE!! https://books2read.com/Zack

#2 https://books2read.com/Dams
#3 https://books2read.com/Tyler
#4 Pokey coming 2017
#5 Sico coming soon
#6 Calix coming soon

Broken Deeds MC Series
#1 https://books2read.com/Deeds
#2 https://books2read.com/Broke
#3 https://books2read.com/Depay 2/14
#4 Ramrod coming soon
#5 Lochlan coming soon

Ford The Dudnik Circle #1
#1 https://books2read.com/Ford
#2 Yegor coming 2017

"Frederick"
https://books2read.com/Frederick

"Peacock" coming 2017

"Marlon" Neon Marksman MC coming soon

Swamp Heads Series
#1 FREE https://books2read.com/Cyrus
#2 99c https://books2read.com/Elsie
Novella, Romance, Standalone, INSTAlove

 

 

 

Free Reads 

 

(Not Standalone)

 

Areion Fury

 

ZACK

 

MC SERIES #1

 


 

 

 

 

CYRUS

 

Swamp Heads Series #1

 

 


 

 

ABOUT AUTHOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

Esther E. Schmidt, author of Areion Fury MC, Broken Deeds MC, The Dudnik Circle series, and The Swamp Heads series. She’s a graphic designer that also loves to write. She released her first series “Areion Fury MC” in October 2015. Esther lives in The Netherlands with her family, three daughters, a crazy bulldog and four rats. She loves to write erotic Romance about bad boy Alphas with a heart for only one woman. To make it a bit interesting, that woman needs to be a badass herself. She loves to work out and most of her story lines come from doing cardio.

 

 

 

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Hot for the Fireman

Hot for the Fireman - Gina L. Maxwell There's no question that Erik and Olivia set off sparks, their chemistry is off the charts. So much so that it becomes hard to maintain a boundary between personal and professional. He needs a shrink to guide him thru the chaos in his head. What he ends up getting is a tempting distraction that he wants to warm his bed. Olivia is a woman of sophistication in a respected career where her rep is her calling card. When her past meets her present, her world becomes one of wicked attraction and hormonal overload. Will this turn out to be just what the doctor ordered? A whole lot of naughty equals out to a spicy read.

Defensive Zone

Defensive Zone - Catherine Gayle The trait I love most about author Catherine Gayle is her fearlessness. She is not afraid to tackle hot button issues such as interracial relationships, rape, living with HIV and other subjects of controversy that may not go over well, but she does so with heart, humor and insight that allows for deep emotional connections to each story she writes. That being said, sometimes even an author may need a breather from all the seriousness, so I was glad to see her let her hair down and lighten up a bit with Cody and Dani. Dani leads with her heart and lets the rest fall into place. Cody is not your average heartthrob, he's a thinker with a ton of skill on the ice, but no clue in matters of the heart. Defensive Zone shows the versatility of an author whose heart shines through with every story. This time with a little romantic comedy, she puts her sense of humor center stage while not skimping on the wonderful heartwarming characters.

AVAILABLE FOR PRE - ORDER: HOT FOR THE FIREMAN BY GINA L. MAXWELL

 

 

 

"So hot it’s like touching a match to a gasoline-soaked pile of wood." Can't wait for HOT FOR THE FIREMAN by Gina L. Maxwell!!


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EXCERPT REVEAL: WALK OF SHAME (LOVE UNEXPECTEDLY) BY LAUREN LAYNE

 

 

 


 



 


The City's HOTTEST Cold War!

 



 

 

 


 



 


WALK OF SHAME

 


a Love Unexpectedly novel

 


Lauren Layne

 


Releasing April 18th, 2017

 


Loveswept

 



 






Sparks fly between a misunderstood New York socialite and a cynical divorce lawyer in this lively standalone rom-com from the USA Today bestselling author of Blurred Lines and Love Story.

 

Pampered heiress Georgianna Watkins has a party-girl image to maintain, but all the shopping and clubbing is starting to feel a little bit hollow—and a whole lot lonely. Though Georgie would never admit it, the highlights of her week are the mornings when she comes home at the same time as her uptight, workaholic neighbor is leaving to hit the gym and put in a long day at the office. Teasing him is the most fun Georgie’s had in years—and the fuel for all her naughtiest daydreams.

 

Celebrity divorce attorney Andrew Mulroney doesn’t have much time for women, especially spoiled tabloid princesses who spend more time on Page Six than at an actual job. Although Georgie’s drop-dead gorgeous, she’s also everything Andrew resents: the type of girl who inherited her penthouse instead of earning it. But after Andrew caps one of their predawn sparring sessions with a surprise kiss—a kiss that’s caught on camera—all of Manhattan is gossiping about whether they’re a real couple. And nobody’s more surprised than Andrew to find that the answer just might be yes.

 



 


 


 



 

 

 

 

 


 



 


Georgie

 




Tuesday morning

Let’s talk about five a.m. for a second.

Also known as the worst hour of the day, am I right?

Here’s why:

If you’re awake to see five in the freaking morning, it means one of a few things, all of them heinous.

Scenario one: You’re on your way to the airport for an early morning flight. Heinous.

Scenario two: You’ve been out all night, and now your vodka buzz is fading, and you’re just sober enough to realize that the rest of your day will likely involve Excedrin, carbs, and indoor voices. Heinous.

Scenario three: You’ve got a crap-ton on your mind, and you’re lying awake in bed, staring at the ceiling, hating your life. Maybe hating yourself a little bit, I dunno, who am I to judge? Heinous.

Now brace yourself, because scenario four is the most heinous of them all: You’re awake at five a.m. because you’re an uptight prick whose schedule is even more rigid than your posture, and your life is an endless string of working out, the corner office, repeat. You’re also likely the type of person who subsists on protein shakes and kale smoothies, and you have been known to utter the phrase the body is a temple, thus solidifying what we already knew about you.

You have no friends.

But wait, I’m getting ahead of myself.

See, it’s five a.m., and I, Georgie Watkins, am . . . kind of excited about it.

I know. I know. Four months ago I’d have bet my favorite vintage Chanel bag that there was exactly zero chance I’d actually look forward to the ghoulish hour of five in the morning.

And yet here we are.

I guess you could say there’s a scenario five on reasons to be up this early.

“Good morning, Ramon,” I sing, pushing through the revolving doors of the luxury high-rise on 56th and Park, the place I call home.

The concierge/security guard/all-around good guy glances up and gives me a friendly smile. “Ms. Watkins. Good morning.”

Usually the massive front desk is a bustling, busy affair. Starting at around seven, an army of well-dressed concierges will be smoothly facilitating the needs of impatient residents, as tiny dogs let out sharp, high-pitched barks of greeting from their Louis Vuitton carriers.

But that’s later.

Right now, the luxurious lobby is mostly silent, with just the lone overnight guy working the front desk, holding down the fort until the day guys arrive to handle the morning crush.

My new Tory Burch clutch tucked into my armpit, I hold up the box in my hands and waggle my eyebrows. “Brought you something.”

Ramon’s smile grows wider, brown eyes lighting. “My wife says you’re going to make me fat.”

“Tell Marta that the dad bod is totally in style right now,” I say, setting the box of donuts on the counter and lifting the lid. “Unless, of course, you don’t want a maple bacon donut?”

Ramon is already reaching inside the box, shaking his head in reverence as he lifts the sugary treat. “Still warm.”

“Well, technically the shop doesn’t open until five, but I’m such a loyal customer, they let me in a bit early,” I say, surveying the array of donuts and trying to decide if I’m in a chocolate kind of mood or if I want to risk the powdered sugar one.

Since my Alexander McQueen minidress is black (the archnemesis of powdered sugar), I reach for the chocolate as I set my clutch on the counter and fish out my phone: 4:58 a.m.

Two more minutes.

“How’s Marta dealing with the pregnancy of baby number three?” I ask, taking a bite of the donut and shifting attention back to Ramon, who’s already polished off his donut and is contemplating a second. I nudge the box toward him.

“She’s good,” he says. “Excited that we’re finally having a girl.”

“A girl!” I say, reaching across the counter and squeezing his massive forearm. “Congratulations, I hadn’t heard!”

“Just found out yesterday,” he says with a happy smile, apparently deciding that the occasion calls for another donut.

“Oh my gosh, I have the perfect baby gift,” I say, nibbling at a piece of my donut. “I saw this adorable Burberry onesie in Bergdorf’s the other day, with this precious little red bow—”

“Yes, because that’s what every infant needs,” a low voice interrupts. “A four-hundred-dollar piece of fabric that needs to be dry-cleaned. Don’t be ridiculous, Georgiana.”

I don’t have to look at my clock to know what time it is.

Five o’clock.

On the dot.

Not even bothering to turn around, I roll my eyes as my red nails tear off another piece of donut and pop it into my mouth. “Ramon, do you think you could talk to maintenance about adjusting the temp? It just got a little cold in here.”

Ramon’s been working here long enough to know my request isn’t for real. He’s not even paying attention to me. He’s already set his donut aside and has straightened up, practically saluting the newcomer.

“Mr. Mulroney. Good morning, sir.”

“Mr. Ramirez.” The voice is low and serious, a touch impatient, although not quite rude.

You know that adage that you catch more flies with honey? I’m not so sure it’s true. I bring donuts to the front desk guys just about every morning, and they adore me. I know they do.

But they respect him.

Giving in to the inevitable, I finally let my eyes flick to the side, my gaze colliding with a stern brown scowl.

I put on my widest, sparkliest smile, only because I know it drives him crazy.

As always, I see a muscle in his jaw twitch as I flutter my eyelashes.

“Good morning, Andrew,” I say sweetly.

“Georgiana.”

I resist the urge to roll my eyes. Only my late grandmother has ever called me that, and I’m pretty sure that’s because I was her namesake. Everyone else calls me Georgie. Well, okay, not everyone. Ramon and the other guys still insist on calling me Ms. Watkins, but I’m working on it. See: daily donuts.

I smile wider and push the box in Andrew’s direction. “Donut?”

His lip curls. In case you haven’t already gotten a read on this guy, he’s the type that sneers at donuts.

He lifts a boring black travel mug. “Already have my breakfast.”

“Blended-up quinoa sprinkled with a few bits of spinach and pretension?” I ask.

“Whey powder protein shake.”

“Sounds immensely satisfying.”

He takes a sip of the nastiness and watches me with cold brown eyes. “The body is a temple, Georgiana.”

There it is.

Full circle to my above commentary about what sort of people are up and about at five a.m.




 






 

 

 





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