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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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RELEASE BLITZ ~ Title: Blue Series: Dragon Runners #3 Author: ML Nystrom ~ Genre: MC Romance, Release Date: September 22, 2018

 

 

Title: Blue

Series: Dragon Runners #3

Author: ML Nystrom
Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing

Genre: MC Romance

Release Date: September 22, 2018
Blurb
How much weight can a man take on his shoulders before
he buckles?

Blue’s life is
in shambles.
He has to fight off
his MC brotherhood on a drug problem threatening his town, balance his time as
a father while dealing with a vicious custody battle with his ex, and somehow
manage the huge load of responsibilities of his job.  All the while, he is
fighting his attraction to the quiet shopkeeper who lives just across the
street from him. The last thing he wants is to take her down with him.
Psalm’s life is
uneventful.
Finally healed
after the heartache of losing her husband, kind-souled Psalm throws herself
into her store and rescuing dogs. Her crush on Blue can be traced back to high
school so many years ago, and even after being widowed, she still carries a
torch for him.  From the sidelines, she aches for Blue and his children.
With hercaring nature, she reaches out to him, over and over again, even when
he pushes her away. Is Psalm’s heart strong enough to take on this broken man
and heal him?

 

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ML Nystrom had
stories in her head since she was a child. All sorts of stories of
fantasy, romance, mystery and anything else that captured her interest.  A
voracious reader, she’s spent many hours devouring books; therefore, she
found it only fitting she should write a few herself!  
ML has spent
most of my life as a performing musician and band instrument
repair technician, but that doesn’t mean she’s pigeon-holed into one
mold.  She’s been a university professor, belly dancer, craftsperson, soap
maker, singer, rock band artist, jewelry maker, lifeguard, swim coach, and
whatever else she felt like exploring.  As one of her students said to her
once, “Life’s too short to ignore the opportunities.”  She
has no intention of ever stopping… so welcome to her story world. She
hopes you enjoy it!
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📝REVIEW📝 ~ 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 ~ Blocked: Breakaway Book Two ~ By L.P. Dover ~ Publication: October 31st 2017

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BLOCKED

A Breakaway Novel One

By

L.P. Dover

Genre: #Romance #HockeyRomance #ContemporaryRomance

My Rating:  5

Cover:  5

Publication:  October 31st 2017

Read:  September 6th 2018  (ARC provided by Enticing Journey Book Promotions)

POV:  First-person dual perspectives

Series:  Breakaway:  Hard Stick; Blocked;  Playmaker; Off The Ice ~ Coming Soon!

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Synopsis:

He’s got every reason to be cocky . . . until a female cuts him down to size.

I’m Dallas Easton, the best goaltender in the league. I make a damn good living playing hockey, and with women falling at my feet wherever I go, why not enjoy it? I get whatever I want, whenever I want—that is, until I come across the one player who gets the best of me on the ice.

When I try to pummel the dude, all hell breaks loose. Imagine my surprise when the helmet comes off to reveal a woman underneath. And not just any woman, but the sexiest woman I’ve ever seen. Callie Davis is the complete opposite of the puck bunnies I usually go for, a good girl with sick moves and a selfless streak a mile wide. I need to make amends, but she dodges me at every turn. It doesn’t help that Callie’s brother hates my guts, or that my agent thinks she’s bad for my career.

But I could care less what they think. I can’t let our little run-in on the ice be the end of our story. Because when I set my sights on something, I won’t rest until I score.

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My Review:

 Blocked (Breakaway, #2)Blocked by L.P. Dover

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars…

Have I been hiding under a rock? Why did I not read this book sooner? If there is one type of genre/trope I love binge reading, it’s hockey romances. They are my kryptonite for sure. The Breakaway series by L.P. Dover has everything I love in hockey romances. While I haven’t yet read the first book yet, I have read books two and three and am excited for the next book that will be coming soon.

L.P. Dover has the talent for weaving a tale of love, romance, a bit of angst and even a touch of suspense. I found times that I was smiling or swooning. I even teared up here and there. One of my favorite aspects of romance novels are the dual perspectives. For me it certainly makes a better book. Being able to be inside the protagonists heads are important for my connectivity to both the hero AND heroine. So I was so pleased this book has all that for me.

A second favorite aspect is a groveling hero. I love when the hero of a romance knows he messed up, knows what he wants and will do anything to go after it. Even if he makes a fool of himself. The third plus for me is comedy. I was so pleased to see that in this book as well.

Dallas is a cocky man. He is used to getting the girls and you can assume correctly he loves women. Unfortunately his love for women will end up getting him into some trouble. But to Dallas’ delight, an “angel” comes to his rescue. And from that moment on he starts to see his life differently. Unfortunately, Dallas is not one to be taken seriously AND he may or may not have a couple of brawny, protective brothers to convince that he is going to be a better man. I loved the antics that went on between all the guys in this book. I don’t want to say too much regarding the dynamics of the team because that is partly what makes this book fun. Also there are many fun-loving, loyal secondary characters that bring more depth to this book.

Callie is a great heroine. She is smart, funny, independent and sassy. Not to mention, she can play hockey like a fiend. I loved watching her reactions to Dallas and his persistence to win her over. I felt the chemistry and connection these two had. And most importantly, I believed it. I believed that Dallas could change from his wild ways. And I absolutely loved that Callie made him work for it. Lord, did she make him work, lol.

This is a series I will be watching. There is a whole team of sexy, cocky hockey players that could use the love of a good woman. If you love hockey and fun, sexy low angst romances, I believe you’ll love this book.

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

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📝REVIEW📝 ~ 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 ~ Shattered: WIllow Creek Book One ~ Author: A.K. McBride ~ Genre: Contemporary Romance ~ Release Date: September 24th 2018

Desire, sensuality, seduction concept

SHATTERED

Willow Creek Book One

By

A.K. McBride

Genre:  #ContemporaryRomance

My Rating:  5

Cover:  5

Publication:  September 24th 2018

Read:  September 12th 2018  (ARC provided by RRR Promotion)

Kindle Edition:  200 pages

POV:  First-person dual perspectives

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Synopsis:

In life, you always learn one important lesson you won’t ever forget.
For me, it was to never have hopes and dreams.
They could shatter into a million pieces in a matter of seconds.
I’d managed to live by that one rule almost my entire life, until the day Harper and her little boy moved in next door.
One look into her guarded eyes and a flame of hope was lit.
Little did I know, her green eyes held more pain than my heart did. And breaking through the fortified walls she’d erected around hers would cause me more agony than I’d ever imagined possible.
I didn’t know if two broken and bruised individuals could come together and create something beautiful out of nothing but shattered pieces.
But I needed to find out.

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My Review:

Shattered (Willow Creek Book 1)Shattered by A.K. MacBride

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars…
Talk about all the feels! This book has it all. I experienced so much in this book. Love, heartbreak, angst, some suspense and even a bit of humor. All in all, a perfectly balanced novel. This is an author I most definitely want to read more from.

Shattered is written in first-person with both Harper and Logan’s perspectives; an aspect I love in a book. Both Harper and Logan have traumatic pasts. While Logan has learned from his past and is moving forward, Harper is still running from hers. As I mentioned earlier, this book has it all. I never felt frustrated with the pace and I loved both characters. In fact, I loved all the characters and can’t wait for Logan’s brothers to have their love stories written.

Harper is new to town having moved there recently with her little boy. Harper is a sweet, caring woman. However, she is very guarded, keeping only a few select friends. She works at the local vet which I believe is the perfect job for her kind and caring heart. Unfortunately, Harper refuses to give her heart away again. Past experiences have her keeping constant vigil on the walls she has built around her life. She is not letting her guard down. Ever!

Logan, who just so happens to be infatuated with Harper wants her heart. He knows that won’t be easy and she is hiding secrets. That’s ok because Logan is a patient man. I want to add here, that Logan was amazing. Yes, he’s attractive and sexy and all those things that makes your heart grow. But most importantly, Logan is kind, caring, generous and patient. The way is was with Harper’s little boy is nothing less than precious. He is a gentleman.

There is some angst and drama but I don’t want to give too much away. This book was so great and you should get to experience all the feels on your own without any spoilers form me. I hope you enjoy this book as much as I have. I highly recommend Shattered as a must read!

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

 

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RELEASE BLITZ ~ Title: Center of Gravity, Author: K.K. Allen, Genre: Contemporary Sports Romance, Release Date: September 20, 2018

 

 

Title: Center of Gravity
Author: K.K. Allen
Genre: Contemporary Sports Romance
Release Date: September 20, 2018
Blurb
A
FLIRTY, SEXY, AND HEARTFELT FORBIDDEN SPORTS ROMANCE SET IN THE WORLD OF
PROFESSIONAL DANCE. (STANDALONE)
Lex

I came to L.A. with dreams bigger than me.

To learn from the best choreographers in the business and secure a professional
dance gig working for Hollywood’s elite.

Everything was going according to plan—until I was literally shoved into the
arms of the one man who could make or break my career.

Come to find out, it wasn’t my career I had to worry about.

It was my heart.

Theo
Everything about
Alexandra “Lex” Quinn screamed amateur, save for the way she moved across the
dance floor.

She was athleticism and grace, precision and passion, and she had a stage
presence I couldn’t tear my eyes from.

I wanted her…on my team, in my bed.

There was only one problem…

I couldn’t have both.

 

 

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K.K. Allen is an award-winning author and Interdisciplinary Arts and
Sciences graduate from the University of Washington who writes heartfelt and
inspirational Contemporary Romance stories about. “Capturing the Edge of
Innocence.” K.K. currently resides in central Florida, works full time as
a Digital Producer for a leading online educational institution, and is the
mother to a ridiculously handsome little dude who owns her heart.



K.K.’s publishing journey began in June 2014 with the YA Contemporary
Fantasy trilogy, The Summer Solstice. In 2016, K.K. published her first
Contemporary Romance, Up in the Treehouse, which went on to win the Romantic
Times 2016 Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best New Adult Book of the Year. With
K.K.’s love for inspirational and coming of age stories involving heartfelt
narratives and honest emotions, you can be assured to always be surprised by
what K.K. releases next.



Stay tuned for more information about upcoming projects by connecting
with K.K. in all the social media spaces.

 

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RELEASE BLITZ ~ Title: Only the Positive, Series: Only You #1, Author: Elle Thorpe, Genre: Contemporary Romance,  Release Date: September 20, 2018

 

Title: Only the Positive

Series: Only You #1

Author: Elle Thorpe
Genre: Contemporary Romance

 Release Date: September 20, 2018

Blurb

 

Reese
I made a mistake that might have ruined
someone’s life. I’ve moved to Sydney to avoid the glares and the questions from
the people back home, but there’s one thing I can’t run from—the guilt and pain
that follows me relentlessly. All I can do is dull it with alcohol and casual
sex. But then my new boss, Mr Dark and Delicious, deserted me, mid kiss, with
my skirt hiked up and my shirt discarded on the alley floor. I should hate
him―him and the secrets he’s keeping. But I can’t stay away. Because the pain
and guilt he’s hiding mirror my own.
Low
All she wanted was one night. That, I could
do. I’m the king of casual. Love them and leave them, before they leave me.
With chemistry off the scale, we couldn’t even make it home, both of us too
impatient, ripping each other’s clothes off in the alleyway outside the bar.
Then my phone buzzed, and one text message stopped everything. I couldn’t
think. Couldn’t breathe. All I could do was run. I’m toxic, but I can’t tell
her why. I can’t bear the look of horror I know would cross her face. But I
also don’t know how to keep something so life altering from the woman I’m
falling for. Not when I need her just to survive it.

 

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Elle Thorpe lives on the sunny east coast of Australia,
about an hour out of Sydney. When she’s not writing stories full of kissing and
chemistry, she’s a wife, and mummy to three tiny humans. She’s also official ball
thrower to one slobbery dog named Rollo. Yes, she named a female dog after a
male character on Vikings. Don’t judge her. Elle is a complete and utter
fangirl at heart, obsessing over The Walking Dead and Outlander to an unhealthy
degree. But she wouldn’t change a thing.

 

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NEW RELEASE ~ Title: Brighter Than the Boss, Series: Beach Squad #5 (Standalone), Author: Marika Ray, Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Comedy, Release Date: September 20, 2018

 

 

Title: Brighter Than the Boss
Series: Beach Squad #5 (Standalone)
Author: Marika Ray
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Comedy
Release Date: September 20, 2018

 

Blurb
When a case of mistaken identity leads to a naked make-out session with
my hot new employee, I decide to do the sensible thing and stay far, far away
to save both our jobs. Trouble is, all the whiskey and women in the world can’t
burn that memory out of my brain.
She’s everything I’m not: a happy, non-swearing, ray of sunshine. She’s
positively annoying, but I can’t deny the burning attraction that sparks every
time we’re near each other.
When a statewide tsunami warning puts my crew of lifeguards in a life or
death emergency, Sunny and I have to set our feelings aside to work closely
together. Crazy enough, the tsunami and tenuous job situation are the least of
my worries when she starts digging around in my dark past.

 

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Marika Ray
spends her time behind a computer crafting stories, walking the beaches of
southern California scoping out the lifeguards, and making healthy food for her
kids and husband whether they like it or not. Prior to writing novels, Marika
held various jobs in the finance industry, with private start-up companies, and
then in health & fitness. Cats may have nine lives, but Marika believes
everyone should have nine careers to keep things spicy.
Marika
enjoys writing all types of fiction novels, based on what inspires her. Right
now she’s working on stand-alone romances in the Beach Squad series, all about
California lifeguards and their equally fearless women. Moderate suspense, a
splash of humor, and lots of steamy romance…all with the beautiful ocean as a
relaxing backdrop!
More
information can be found at www.marikaray.com

 

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RELEASE BLITZ ~ Title: Scorchin’, Series: The Hot Boys Series #2, Author: Olivia Rush, Genre: Romantic Suspense, Release Date: September 20, 2018

 

 

Title: Scorchin’
Series: The Hot Boys Series #2
Author: Olivia Rush
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: September 20, 2018

 

Blurb
New York’s hottest
fireman just got hotter.
As a top journalist, I’ll do anything for a story.

The hotter the story, the better.

And hot’s just what I get when Stone Black from the Fire Station 128 came into
my life.

Love wasn’t part of the plan, but those gorgeous green eyes and a hose big
enough to put out my fire won me over.

I try to keep it physical, my career allowing no time for romance, but I soon
learn there’s more than meets the eye with Stone.

He’s not just one of New City’s finest fireman, he’s a loving single father.

Now, he’s ready to tear down my professional boundaries, to take what he wants.

Soon I’m dangerously close to my story, and only Stone can protect me.

And when I find out I’m carrying his baby, it’s clear that if I’m not careful I
just might get burned.

Maybe…that’s just what I want.

 

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Olivia writes romantic suspense with healthy dose of steam.
She loves writing about beautiful characters in adventurous tales. She lives
with a pain in the ass teen, her awesome hubby, and the world’s coolest cat.
Netflix is watched daily in the Rush household and coffee is run through an IV
drip.

 

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COVER REVEAL ~Title: The Fall Before Flight, Author: L.M. Halloran, Genre: Contemporary Romance, Release Date: October 11, 2018

 

 

Title: The Fall Before Flight
Author: L.M. Halloran
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 11, 2018

 

Blurb
The faster you fall, the harder you hit.

I didn’t try to kill myself. It was an accident. 

No, more than that — a natural disaster. 
Fate’s fickle lightning strike.
No one believes me. 
I can’t blame them, really. 
There’s something wrong with me. 
I’m incapable of emotions that come naturally to
others. 
— fear, love, compassion. 
I might be a sociopath.
Everyone thinks I’m beyond help.
Everyone but Dr. Leo Chastain.
One of us is going to break the other. 
Care to place a bet?

 

Author Bio

 

When not writing or reading, the author enjoys walking
barefoot, subjecting her husband to questionable recipes, and chasing her
spirited toddler. She’s a rabid fan of coffee, moon-gazing, and small dogs that
resemble Ewoks. Home is San Diego, CA, but her heart lives in Portland.

 

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SERIES TOUR ~ The Bid on Love by K. L. Shandwick | Samantha A. Cole | M. A. Stone | K. L. Myers | Heather Anne | Kristine Mason | Kristi Avalon | Annelise Reynolds ~ Genre: Contemporary Romance


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Local news reporter, Nadine Marx, has been put in charge of this year’s charity fund raiser. The Bid on Love Bachelor Auction gives bidders the chance to spend the weekend with some of the hottest, single guys around. Which lucky women will win the date of their dreams? Or will some of these dates become a nightmare? 
 
The Bid on Love series unites the talents of eight romance authors to bring you stories that will leave you breathless and begging for more!
 
 
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