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June 9, 2016

So this is my new blog.  On here I will review all the books I read.  Right now, nearly all my reviews can be found on Goodreads. As I continue to work on this blog I will sort and add my older reviews into categories. I am looking forward to this project as this is something I have wanted to do for a long time. I love to read and I love to write.  So I hope you will visit this blog from time to time and watch it grow.


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📝Review📝: To Love a Prince: The Prince Duet Book Two by Nana Malone ~ Genre: #ContemporaryRomanticSuspense #RoyalRomance ~ My Rating: 5 ~ Releasing: May 21st 2019


To Love a Prince

The Prince Duet Book Two


Nana Malone

Genre:  #Romance #RomanticSuspense #RoyalRomance #ContemporaryRomance

My Rating:  5

Cover:  5

Publication:  May 21st 2019

Read:  May 7th 2019  *ARC provided by Give Me Books Promotions

POV:  First-person alternating perspectives

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The good news is, I’m out of exile and I have the woman I love by my side. And I still have my crown, tarnished though it may be.

The bad news is…all of that is temporary.

There are those that want me as far away from the crown as possible. I still have a killer on my tail who has a more permanent solution in mind. Oh and there’s the small matter of all the secrets I’m keeping from Ariel.

For her I risked it all, but will she wind up paying the price?

Once she knows my secrets. What will she do to protect me and the crown?

What will I be willing to do to protect her?

The answer is: everything.

Other books in the Royals Series

Royals Undercover
Cheeky Royal (FREE)
Cheeky King

Royals Undone
Royal Bastard
Bastard Prince

Royals United
Royal Tease
Teasing the Princess

The Heiress Duet
Protecting the Heiress
Tempting the Heiress

The Prince Duet
Return of the Prince
To Love a Prince

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To Love a Prince (The Prince Duet #2)To Love a Prince by Nana Malone

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I still can’t believe I only recently read my first books by this author. I have some serious back-reading to do. This author is very talented with romantic suspense, adding in a few twists and turns to keep us on our toes. In this book, I won’t lie, I did predict the end. That’s just me, though. Once I know there is a suspense plot, I am reading between the lines until I can figure it out. Still, I wasn’t 100% sure until later on in the book. To say I can’t wait to read more about Royal Elite is an understatement.

That said………
This is not a standalone. To Love a Prince is the completion of The Prince Duet. I absolutely loved the intrigue and mystery weaved into Ariel and Tristan’s story. These two have massive chemistry. In the first book, Ariel and Tristan are reunited. However, it is not a joyous reunion. There was conspiracy that tore them apart. Ten years! It took ten years for these two to have the deserved happily-ever-after they deserved. Hopefully, you read the first book and already know that Ariel and Tristan are together. But things are not entirely what they seem. There are still dangers and manipulation trying to ruin their happy-ever-after.

So, this is where I have to tell you that you’re going to have to wait to read this on your own if you’re looking for more details from me. Truthfully, there isn’t much more I can say without possibly spoiling this book for you. I can tell you, there is more suspense, intrigue, & danger to keep you on your toes. Right up to the very end!

If you haven’t ever read any of this author’s books, I want to tell you her writing talent is amazing. The writing flow is steady and her books are easy to devour in no time at all. I definitely recommend Nana Malone for you future reading enjoyment.

This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂

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📝Review📝: His Sun Drop by Dee Ellis ~ Part of the May Flowers Series of unrelated standalones brought to you by Flirt Club authors ~ Release Date: May 21st 2019 ~ My rating: 4 ~ Genre: Steamy Instalove Romance Novella


His Sun Drop


Dee Ellis

Genre:  #Romance #InstloveInstalustRomance #Novella #Standalone

My Rating:  4

Cover:  5  *Love this gorgeous cover!

POV:  First-person Standalone

Publication:  May 21st 2019

Read:  April 28th 2019  *ARC provided by author

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I’m a damn good doctor—and a damn good guy. I learned the hard way that being a good guy all the time can cost you—it nearly cost me everything.

Once I see the Sunni Stone, I don’t care what it costs me to have her. She’s as beautiful as the flower she’s named after, but she’s never had a chance to bloom.

Soon enough she has me addicted to more than her pretty petals and sweet nectar.

I want us to put down roots and bloom. But is she too good to be true? Or can she be my forget-me-not?

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Violets are blue
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Join twelve of the Flirt Club authors in this hot and steamy spring collection where our May Flowers bloom faster than a hothouse rose under the touch of our sexy heroes.

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His Sun Drop (The May Flowers Series)His Sun Drop by Dee Ellis

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Oh how sweet! His Sun Drop is one of the May Flowers series of standalone romance from the Flirt Club authors.

I haven’t had the chance to read them all but I definitely am interested in reading more. In His Sun Drop we get to experience the love of Emmet and Sunni. Because this is a quick read, I won’t give any spoilers. I will say that I adored this couple. The way they first meet, or should I say see each other, was so romantic. At least I believe so. Imagine in a sea of endless faces and the heavy sounds of traffic, you are drawn to the person truly meant for you. That one instant moment where you know your life is going to change. A connection like no other.

Emmet and Sunni are cute together. Their relationship moves fast and is intense. Of course there is just enough angst to make their relationship realistic. Neither Sunni or Emmet are perfect characters; each has their own insecurities. My only complaint about this book was that it was over too soon. If you’re looking for a short, sexy read with an intense hero and the woman who makes him complete with a HEA, I recommend His Sun Drop

This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂

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📝Review📝: Cold Heart, Warm Cowboy ~ Cold River Ranch Book Two by Caitlin Crews ~ Genre: #Romance/Suspense/Cowboy ~ My Rating: 4 Stars


Cold Heart, Warm Cowboy


Caitlin Crews

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Genre:  #CowboyRomance #Amnesia

My Rating:  4

Cover:  5

Publication:  July 30th 2019

Read:  May 17th 2019 *ARC provided via NetGalley

Series:  Goodreads:  Cold River Ranch Series

POV:  Third-person dual perspectives

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A game of pretend with the highest stakes of all in the latest novel of breathtaking romance from USA Today bestselling author Caitlin Crews

Ty Everett ran off to the rodeo when he turned eighteen and has been riding bulls ever since…until his last fall causes partial amnesia and he must return to Cold River Ranch to figure out what comes next. But how can he pick his next move when he can’t remember how he got here in the first place–much less the beautiful woman who appears at the ranch, claims she knows him, and warms his cold heart for the first time since he woke up in the hospital?

Rodeo Queen Hannah Monroe gave up her crown for Ty Everett, and her innocence. What she wants from Ty now is a divorce. But Ty can’t remember her–or their secret wedding, or even the son she never meant to hide from him–and Hannah is torn. How can she leave the man she can’t forget and still loves despite herself? And even if she’s willing to start over, what will happen when the truth comes out?

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Cold Heart, Warm Cowboy (Cold River Ranch, #2)Cold Heart, Warm Cowboy by Caitlin Crews

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

After reading this entire book, I decided 4 stars was a fair rating. To be honest, up to the last quarter of the book I found myself very frustrated with the amount of inner monologue. I have no problems with being inside a character’s head and knowing what he/she is thinking. Unfortunately, this book did not have a good balance of monologue verses dialogue. For example, our heroine would ask a question and it was literally pages later where the hero answered. By the time I got to the answer, I had to re-read because I couldn’t remember the question. This happened throughout most of the book. Also, this was my same issue with the first book in the series. Thankfully, the last 25% of the book moved faster and I was able to enjoy the story more and forget my frustration.

So, despite that issue, I did enjoy the book. The characters were complex and flawed. Both the H/h had emotional stress to deal with. I will say that Hannah was a hot mess and I completely understood why. Seriously, if the love of my life could not remember I existed I don’t know that I would deal with it as well as Hannah seemed to. There were many other conflicts in the story added by secondary characters, for instance, Hannah’s mother. Those character conflicts helped me to enjoy the story more. That said, while I complained about writing flow, etc., I did overall enjoy Ty and Hannah’s story. I’m going to read the next book which features the last brother, Brady, because despite my complaints I’m invested I the happily-ever-after of this family.

This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂



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AVAILABLE NOW: Seductive Sacrafice (Amatory Book One) by H.J. Marshall

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seductive sacrifice ebookBlurb 2Amatory

/ˈaməˌtôrē/ adjective
relating to or induced by sexual love or desire.

Step into the artistic seduction of Amatory – a private voyeuristic/exhibitionist club in the heart of Nashville where your naughtiest fantasies come to life.

Allow us to seduce you with carnal displays of desire and a haven for provocative tendencies.

Sebastian, a reputable business owner to the public, the Beast to those worthy enough to gain an audience.

Annalise, an overworked student, and caregiver, lonely and yearning for more.

When confronted with mutual desires, walls crumble and passions rise, igniting hidden fantasies.

Welcome to Amatory.
What’s your secret desire?

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Marshall_Author_PicH.J. Marshall began her love of reading and writing at an early age and has always dreamed of being a writer full time. A nomadic youth exposed her to different perspectives of life, community, and culture, resulting in a lifelong love of food, music, and history. After years of Retail and Non-Profit Management, H.J. decided to take a leap of faith and began to write the stories bouncing around her head.
When she is not writing, she enjoys the music of all generations and genres, living in her cabin in the woods, and cooking new and exciting meals for her husband. H.J. is an avid traveler who has significant spent time in the Caribbean and Bahamas, meeting amazing people and seeing wondrous sites. Currently landlocked, H.J. dreams of her beach house, salty air, a life filled with laughter.

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Release Blitz: Big Sky by Dani Wyatt ~ Cowboy Insta-Love Standalone Novella



Title: Big Sky
Author: Dani Wyatt
Genre: Cowboy Insta-Love Standalone Novella
Release Date: May 15, 2019
When my
feet hit the dirt at the Big Sky Dude Ranch, I have a pretty good idea what to
expect.  What happens next nearly shakes me out of my brand-new cowboy
boots.  See, I’m here to write a travel article, but in one instant my
interest in saddles, horses, and the Montana sky evaporate.  All I see are
blue eyes, chiseled cheekbones, and a black cowboy hat.
What I find
out, is the quiet cowboy who owns this land is the measure of alpha.
Quiet. Controlled.  He’s older but has a body carved from fresh air and
decades of hard work.
I do what I
can to maintain my professionalism.  After all, for two days he’s barely
looked my way.  And yet, he’s ruined every pair of panties I brought.
One slip
and everything changes. Garrett West shows me what’s underneath that calm
cowboy exterior.  And, let me tell you, it’s big.
Except, we
are from different worlds.  Different decades.  And some differences
may be impossible to overcome.
Note:  Saddle up for a ride that will leave you weak in the knees.
This May-December pair do their best to maintain some distance, but once they
are forced to touch, the sky opens and worlds collide in the hottest sort of
way.  Always safe, no cheating, and love at the speed of light.



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Dani Wyatt used to feel bad about having such dirty
thoughts. Luckily, one day she decided to start writing them down. Her uber
alpha heros have a wicked possessive streak and an insatiable libido. Her
heroines are intelligent, quirky and worry about having too much muffin top.
With her books, you can count on a heaping helping of HOT, a dash of rough and
always a happily ever after.
When she’s not writing (which is not often) she is probably laughing about some
irony (like A-1 Steak Sauce is vegan), riding her horse, wondering why The
Walking Dead can’t have a new episode every night, or looking cross-eyed at
some piece of technology sent to ruin her day.


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Available Now: Wedding Bell Blues: Dunlin Shores Series #2 by Ann Roth ~ #ContemporaryRomance

Title: Wedding Bell Blues
Series: Dunlin Shores Series #2
Author: Ann Roth
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 15, 2019
Every detail of the wedding was planned… Except romance

When events planner Cammie Yarnell agrees to do a wedding at the Oceanside Bed and Breakfast, she knows the tough part will be keeping a smile on her face. Not too long ago she’d planned a walk down the aisle at the sumptuous B and B herself—and called it off. Worse, she’s working this event with Finn Brannigan, the photographer who knew all about her fiancé’s cheating and kept it a secret, betraying her trust as a friend.


Yet her anger starts to fade once the showers and dinner parties bring her closer to Finn. Now his misguided belief that he’s bad for her is standing in the way of Cammie’s trip to the altar—with him.



“You’re not gonna like this.” Kelly fiddled with her coffee mug, then dropped her bomb. “Daddy has hired Finn Brannigan to photograph everything.” Finn Brannigan. The very name grated against Cammie’s nerves, and under the table her foot tapped rapidly on the black-and-white linoleum. The despicable man, whom she’d once considered a close friend and had often worked with, was responsible for introducing her to Todd. Finn had watched her fall in love, never once bothering to mention that Todd was a liar and a cheat. She’d discovered the ugly fact herself, the morning after the bachelor party. Some friend Finn Brannigan had turned out to be. She narrowed her eyes. “I don’t work with him anymore.” “I know, and I tried to change Daddy’s mind, but he says Finn’s the best and he won’t settle for anyone else. He also says you two were the best event planner– photographer team on the west coast, and it’s time you moved past your personal problems and worked together again.” “Well, your daddy is wrong.” Cammie relied on other photographers now. She avoided Finn and limited what she said to him when they ran into each other. Which, given that the population of Dunlin Shores was only 2,274, happened regularly. Kelly’s face fell. “Then you won’t plan my wedding?” She looked up to Cammie, and Cammie considered her family. She couldn’t let her down. Besides, she and Finn were both professionals able to separate business from their personal lives. As long as she remembered that, she could survive working with him again. Just this once. “If you were anyone else… But I love you dearly. I’ll do it.” Kelly exhaled a loud breath. “Thank you.” That settled, Cammie uncapped the Waterman’s. “Let’s do some planning.”


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A Special Kind of Love – May 29, 2019


Award-winning author Ann Roth writes small town contemporary romance and women’s fiction. She has published over 35 novels, as well as several short stories and novellas, both through New York publishers and independently.
A true believer in love and happy endings, Ann enjoys watching her characters learn and grow as they face challenges and hurdles, and ultimately find love.
Ann has lived in the greater Seattle area since she headed for the University of Washington and fell in love with Seattle… and her future husband.


NEW RELEASE: Crafting Love by A.E. Gamrat ~ #ContemporaryRomance


Crafting Love
by A.E. Gamrat
Series: Wine & Furniture; Book 1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
I, Kelly, am a small-town girl and love my small-town world. I get to work with two amazing, entrepreneur women. One makes wine, the other makes furniture, and I help to sell it it. On a sad, lonely night I bought myself a Cricut machine and I haven’t looked back. Now people call me the Cricut Queen. I even have a YouTube channel with a few thousand followers. Some friends and family can’t grasp my need to stay busy. Nights can be very lonely and quiet.
A night of Karaoke changes everything.
Kirk draws me in at hello and I don’t want to look away. He’s everything a girl could want. Nice, funny, could dance alongside the boys in Magic Mike. Yes, that hot. He is also very good with his hands and offers to help fix my leaking basement with his cousin. A friendship is born.
Love is a touchy subject, but a relationship can’t be ignored.
Between my crazy girlfriends, a budding relationship, and a jealous woman, this decade is starting off on a wild ride. The real question is: who will make it to the end?


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Growing up writing was second nature that soon become a distant memory. Turning 30 (not saying when) that memory was going to be brought back to life. Lover of all books I try to grab my audience in and never let go. Hoping to get all these thoughts and ideas down for everyone to enjoy, even if it’s a moment or a life time.
This is the new chapter of my life story. Hope everyone enjoys!
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RELEASE BLITZ:  Revenge ( Kenshaw Legacy #2 ) by Piper Frost ~ #SportsRomance


Title: Revenge ( Kenshaw Legacy #2 ) 
Author: Piper Frost 
Genre: Sports Romance 
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I’ve spent the last three years paying for a crime I shouldn’t have even been involved in, and now I’m headed back to the one place I was taught to hate. Kenshaw Ranch. And only because my brother’s all I have left in this fucked up world. Well, maybe not the only thing. Little Leena Kenshaw is still here, and she’s all grown up. Barely legal, edgy, and not taking anyone’s shit. There’s something between us that not even the ice princess can deny. There has been since we used to fool around in her daddy’s barn when we were fifteen. I’ve never been good at doing what I’m told, so staying away from her isn’t an option. And neither is changing my troublesome ways. Thankfully, Leena likes the adrenaline rush about as much as I do. Causing havoc is much more fun with a sexy as hell sidekick. We’re both screwed up just enough to be perfect for each other. Thing is, we do more fucking than talking. She’s my ride or die, but when it comes to communication, I suck at it. She’s got an unsupportive family I wish I could take her away from, but I’ve got a secret that I need to clean up my act for. My ideas of revenge get replaced with thoughts of a forever with Leena. One thing us Sterling brothers suck at is staying away from the Kenshaw girls. And I’ll do anything for the girls I love.




Title: Ruin ( Kenshaw Legacy #1 ) 

Author: Piper Frost 
Genre: Sports Romance 
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My life is flipped upside down when my mom abandons me and my brother, leaving us with an angry father who gets abusive if we so much as breathe wrong. Everything went downhill in our lives and it’s only getting worse.  
When I move out to live with my aunt, it’s like a vacation getting away from my dad, but leaving my kid brother with him is one of the hardest things to do. Another hard thing to do is get a job, but the Kenshaws are good people and they’d give the shirts off their back to anyone that needs help. Which is a plus because I want Paige Kenshaw to lose her shirt. I’m only supposed to get a job, not fall for the hottest girl in my new high school.
Not fall for a Kenshaw. 

Paige is the closest thing to family I’ve felt in a long time, and she gives me everything. I want to give her the world back, but I can’t ignore my dad. And that could ruin everything. 
Thelma and Louise. Boris and Natasha. Frost and Piper. When these two teamed up, they never knew how amazing it would be working together to create wonderful masterpieces of joy, tears, humor, and heartbreak. 
Piper’s favorite part about Frost? The fact that she puts up with her. Period. Also, the fact that she makes her writing better every damn time. She’s friggin’ brilliant. 
Frosts favorite thing about Piper? Frost loves the fact that when they get together to create it becomes a tornado of brilliance that Frost couldn’t be more grateful to be caught up in with Piper. Piper’s artistic abilities and mad skills make Frost so proud to be associated with her (it makes her look good too). Also if Piper didn’t adult for the both of them, not much would get done.
Creating babies together has been the best adventure either of them has ever been on. You should most definitely check them out at FACEBOOK and check out their books. They would love you for3ver.


COVER REVEAL: Trusting Drew (Burlap And The Barbed Wire #5) by SHirley Penick ~ #ContemporaryRomance


Title: Trusting Drew 
Author: Shirley Penick 
Series: Burlap And The Barbed Wire #5
Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Release Date: May 21st 



Someone is trying to skew the results of the beauty pageant.


Lily Smith is kidnapped and held captive to prevent her from participating. But she is no passive little miss to let someone else determine her future. Unfortunately, during her flight, she hits her head on a rock and can’t remember her own name let alone why she is running through the Colorado mountains barefoot with no coat.


Drew Kipling rides to the rescue of the pretty woman who needs to get warm and have her injuries taken care of. When she can’t remember her name, he vows to protect her until she knows who she can trust.


What will they find at the pageant? More trouble or the love of a lifetime? Maybe both.
Join Lily and the Kipling family as they take New York City by storm and show them the cowboy way is the only way to catch a scoundrel.




What does a geeky math nerd know about writing romance?

That’s a darn good question. As a former techy I’ve done everything from computer programming to international trainer. Prior to college I had lots of different jobs and activities that were so diverse, I was an anomaly.

None of that qualifies me for writing novels. But I have some darn good stories to tell and a lot of imagination.

I have lived in Colorado, Hawaii and currently Washington. Going from two states with 340 days of sun to a state with 340 days of clouds, I had to do something to perk me up. And that’s when I started this new adventure called author. Joining the Romance Writers of America and two local chapters, helped me learn the craft quickly and has been a ton of fun.

My family consists of two grown children, their spouses, two adorable grand-daughters, and one grand dog. My favorite activity is playing with my grand-daughters!

When the girls can’t play with their amazing grand-mother, my interests are reading and writing, yay! I started reading at a young age with the Nancy Drew mysteries and have continued to be an avid reader my whole life. My favorite reading material is romance in most of the genres, but occasionally other stories creep into my to-be-read pile, I don’t kick them out.

Some of the strange jobs I have held are a carnation grower’s worker, a trap club puller, a pizza hut waitress, a software engineer, an international trainer, and a business program manager. I took welding, drafting and upholstery in high school, a long time ago when girls didn’t take those classes, so I have an eclectic bunch of knowledge and experience.

And for something really unusual… I once had a racoon as a pet.

Join with me as I tell my stories, weaving real tidbits from my life in with imaginary ones. You’ll have to guess which is which. It will be a hoot!



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