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📝Review📝: “Come Away With Me” (Calamity Falls) by Erika Kelly, #ContemporaryRomance #Novella, My Rating: 4 🌟🌟🌟🌟, Release Date: September 17th 2020! ~ @ErikaKellyBooks @GiveMeBooksPR

*This story takes place during the time frame between Christmas & New Years

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Come Away With Me
A Calamity Falls Small Town Romance

By
Erika Kelly

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Genre:  #ContemporaryRomance #SingleMother #Novella

My Rating:  4

Cover:  5

POV:  First-person dual perspectives

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Publication:  September 17th 2020

Read:  September 8th 2020  *Review copy provided by Give Me Books Promotions

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Synopsis:

Can the handsome loner win the heart of the single mom? He’s about to find out on their Vegas road trip.

Single mom Skylar James is absolutely not interested in the broody, inked artist who works in her brother’s motorcycle repair shop. She’s focused on her four-year-old son and her thriving business as an image consultant. But when he asks her to work her magic on his widowed mom, how can she say no? She’s in—even if it means a road trip with the man who can’t take a hint.

When Jinx Costello rolled into Calamity, Wyoming, he met the woman who owned him heart and soul. Unfortunately, he hasn’t been able to convince her about their destiny. She won’t even go on a date with him. But when he sees her in action with a client, he puts his own needs aside to ask for help with his mom.

Away from her family and business, Skylar finally lets down her guard and realizes why she’s been fighting Jinx so hard: she’s wildly attracted to him. Which makes it hard to uphold her vow not to date while her son’s little.

Jinx can’t believe the woman of his dreams is finally giving him a chance. But is she just letting loose on a Vegas road trip?
Because this is it for him. She’s it.

And now he just has to prove it to her.

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My 📝Review📝:  4 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Come Away With Me (Calamity Falls)Come Away With Me by Erika Kelly

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Loved this short story with all the feels.
When an author can pack intensity, complexity, as well as all the feels into a short story, you know you’re going to love it. Right from the first pages I was hooked. When this story was over, I was immediately disappointed. I wanted more. Jinx won my adoration the first time he appeared on the pages. By the end of the book, I could not stop my ready-to-burst heart. Jinx is the epitome of a perfect hero. Sadly, I will not say too much. This book is only one hundred pages, steadily paced and easy to devour in one short sitting. However, I will tell you that both Skylar and Jinx have emotional pasts. And despite those pasts, they were amazing, selfless, people with big hearts and so much love for others. A truly wonderful couple.

Skylar and Jinx had so much chemistry. Their connection was beautiful AND believable. That said, Skylar was not easy to like at first; her past experiences make her cautious and not able to trust easily. But I quickly grew to adore her as well. As a matter of fact, I adored all the characters in this book. I haven’t read anything else by this author with the exception of a short in a holiday anthology. After I finished this book, I stalked her profile here on GR. There are so many books that look good and I am looking forward to reading more. I truly recommend this beautiful little gem. It will warm your heart and leave you smiling, wanting more.

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

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📝REVIEW📝: My Rating: 4 Stars ~ “Pumpkin Patch Sweethearts” The Welsh Sister’s Book Two, by Author: Sasha Summers, Genre: Contemporary Romance, Release Date: September 17th 2020, #SashaSummersAuthor @TulePublishing

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🎃Pumpkin Patch Sweethearts🎃
A Welsh Sisters Novel Two

By
Sasha Summers

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Genre:  #ContemporaryRomance #SingleFatherRomance

My Rating:  4

Cover:  5

POV:  Third-person alternating perspectives

Kindle:  162 pages

Publication:  September 17th 2020

Read:  September 5th 2020  *Review copy provided by Tule Publishing Group

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The series on Goodreads:  The Welsh Sisters

Synopsis:

Can a fun-filled activity list from the past help to create a new future?

Art teacher Harley Welsh is charmed by her newest student—a little girl whose shyness disappears the second her hands are covered in clay or paint. Moving wasn’t easy for Nadia so to help her, Harley resurrects the countdown to the Great Pumpkin Patch—a must-do fall activity list from her childhood. She’s determined to show Nadia and her family how wonderful life in Crossvine Creek is. But Harley didn’t plan for Nadia’s father to be single, distractingly handsome and everything she’s running from.

New high school football coach Josh McBride is hoping a smaller town will give him more time to focus on his children. While his son is adjusting to the move, his daughter is struggling. Harley’s offer to help via a fun, seasonal-themed activity list is a welcome gift. Her love for the town is infectious, and soon his kids aren’t the only ones falling under her spell.

But Josh can’t help but wonder…what happens when they reach the end of the list?

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My Review: 🎃🎃🎃🎃

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

So sweet; this book was very enjoyable for several reasons. First, the characters are wonderful and help move this book along steadily. While the relationship development between Harley and Josh is slow; I didn’t mind. There is so much going on in this book aside from a romance that I was completely engaged. It was wonderful to watch.

Josh is a widower and moved his small family to Crossvine Creek in the hopes he will be able to focus more on his two young children. Josh has a son and a younger daughter, Nadia, who is painfully shy around most people. Nadia is not engaging in school and wants nothing more than to stay home. Fortunately, Harley is one of the very few people that Nadia feels comfortable around due in part to their mutual love of art. Harley is a wonderful character; her heart is big and she is selfless and nurturing. Her capacity to love is one of the things that make her an endearing heroine. She is so easy to fall in love with. So then why is Josh a grump when it comes to Harley? You’ll just have to read their story to find out.

Another aspect I absolutely loved about this book is the Fall theme. The small town of Crossvine Creek goes out of their way to celebrate this time of year with fun activities and festivals. The citizens who we meet in the book are a great addition and contribute to make this an even better book. Harley and her family are perfect. I felt such a strong connection to them all.

This book is smoothly written and you’ll be at the end before you know it. I won’t give any details away but I can tell you that watching the McBride family welcomed was so sweet. Crossvine Creek is definitely a town I can’t wait to read more about.

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

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📝Review📝: “A Family For Christmas” (The Burlesons of Texas #2) by Nola Cross, Genre: #ContemporaryRomance #ChristmasRomance, My Rating: 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Stars, Release Date: October 8th 2020 ~ @NolaCross @TulePublishing

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 A Family For Christmas
The Burlesons of Texas

By
Nola Cross

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Purchase:  A Family For Christmas

Genre:  #ChristmasRomance #HolidayRomance

My Rating:  5

Cover:  5

Publication:  October 8th 2020

Read:  August 30th 2020  *Review copy provided by Tule Publishing Group

POV:  Third-person dual perspectives

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Check out the series:  The Burlesons of Texas

Synopsis:

He never thought he’d have a real family Christmas…

For the past eight years, Bill Smith has been unable to set down roots. But he never forgot the magical night he spent with an auburn-haired beauty in Last Stand, Texas. When she finally tracked him down, he was more than happy to donate a kidney to AJ, the son he never knew he had. But now that AJ is better, Bill wants more time with him and his mother. He wants a family.

Annie Burleson can’t help but be grateful to this almost-stranger for saving AJ’s life. Still, she’s a little wary. AJ has already been through so much—what if Bill leaves again? And with Christmas in full swing, it’s difficult to discern which emotions are festive and which are forever.

As Annie and Bill’s lives collide, their mutual love for AJ makes this more than a marriage of convenience. But is it enough to give them the family Christmas they all deserve?

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My Review:

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a sweet book to put me in the Christmas mood. This is the time of year I look forward to the most. Fall is and has always been my favorite of the four seasons. Christmas is my favorite holiday and each year I anticipate all the amazing Christmas romances to come. Once I start reading the holiday novels, I don’t stop until sometime in January. So far, this past month I’ve read a handful of them and each one was a breath of fresh air. I am not a first-time reader to this author so I knew I was going to love this book. A Family For Christmas was endearing, heartwarming and not only did I enjoy the book, I am excited for Christmas this year. 2020 has been a horrible year for so many of us with the Covid-19 virus affecting so, so many of us. My family, including myself were sick. In fact, I was sick with Flu for weeks starting in early January and then we all came down with Coronavirus in March/April, each of us affected with similar AND different symptoms. It left a mark on my family we will never forget. And because of months of illness, I could not read much. As a result, catching up on my reading has been a God send.

This book has amazing characters and an interesting, engaging story. While this book is the second in the Burleson’s series it can be read as a stand-alone. I actually did not read book one yet. That said, while I fully enjoyed this book, I believe that had I read book one beforehand, A Family For Christmas would have been even better given the characters from book were a part of the story.

The synopsis gives you a very good idea where the story is going and while many aspects were predictable, I did not mind. This book grabs my interest from the very first chapter and by the end, I was wishing for more. I am looking forward to the third book in the series where I know I will revisit with past characters. This is one of those series you’ll want to read. Filled with emotion, only a bit of angst, a lot of anticipation and lovable characters, A Family For Christmas found a special place in my heart.

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

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#NewRelease ~ “Show Stopper” Series: Chicago First Responders #1, by Author: BJ Harvey, Genre: Feel Good Rom/Com; Firefighter Romance, Release Date: August 31, 2020, Available Now ~ @bjharveyauthor @EJBooKPromos (See below for my Review)

Title: Show Stopper

Series: Chicago First Responders #1
Author: BJ Harvey
Genre: Feel Good Rom/Com; Firefighter Romance
Release Date: August 31, 2020


The first time they meet it’s by chance. The second is surely a coincidence. The third…it’s either destiny or he’s a stalker.
Renee Hamilton has a thing against men in uniform. In her experience, they play hard, lie harder. Marco Rossi has a thing for feisty brunette women with a backbone and a smart mouth, especially one in particular who’s playing hard to get.
She’s fiercely independent and wants better for herself.
He loves helping people so much it’s literally his job.
Worst case scenario, they crash and burn.
Lucky for Renee, Marco has a hose, he knows how to use it, and he happens to love putting out all kinds of fires; real or otherwise.
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USA Today Bestselling Author BJ Harvey brings you Showstopper – Book 1 in a new spin-off to the Cook Brothers rom com series, featuring Chicago first responders fighting the good fight and finding love at the same time. Set in the same world as the Bliss, Game, and Cook Brothers series before it, this title can be read as a complete standalone.
Monday
Marco – Hey. How’s your day going? Fallen into the arms of any men lately?
Renee – Good afternoon, Lieutenant. I’ve had no showings today. I’m in the office proofing marketing materials and doing boring admin stuff. Unless I trip over my own feet and my fifty-five-year-old broker John catches me, I don’t think I’ll be needing your rescue services today.
Marco – I wouldn’t rule it out. So, what heels are you wearing?
Renee – Should I take that question as you admitting to a foot fetish?
Marco – Isn’t it a little early in our relationship to be asking about sexual preferences? 
Renee – Isn’t it a little presumptuous to be using labels?
Marco – Touché.
Renee – Don’t think I didn’t notice you didn’t answer my question, Lieutenant. 
Wednesday
Marco – My sister just told me you’re a closet Brewers fan. Please tell me she’s screwing with me, otherwise it might be the first thing in your con column.
Renee – Brewers . . . they’re a football team, right?
Marco – On my way to a call-out now, but don’t think I’m going to let this one go.
Renee – No, definitely not a Brewers fan. Cubs for life, through and through. I fly the W proudly. Be safe, Lieutenant.
Marco – Always, princess.
Renee – Princess. . . I like it.
Marco – Just say the word and I’ll bow down at your feet willingly.
Thursday 
Renee – Lieutenant Rossi, I’ve heard you are a good guy. Do you have further testimonials to support this claim?
Marco – You sure know how to make a long shift go faster. And no, I don’t have a collection of references to hand out to future dates.
Renee – That is a shame. Word-of-mouth is key in my line of work.
Marco – Surely my meddling sister’s confirmation that I’m not a douchebag is proof enough?
Renee – LOL. Skye might just see you as a charity case that needs a woman’s touch.
Marco – I’m trying so hard not to go near that one. I will say that I’m not afraid to put in the work to get a woman’s touch on my own.
Renee – I’ll put that in your pro column then.

 

Marco – I hope you’ve got a lot of room on that side of the list. You’re going to need it.

 

BJ Harvey is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the Bliss Series. She regards herself as a smut peddler, suspense conjurer, and a funny romance thinker upper. An avid music fan, you will always find her singing some hit song badly and loving every minute of it. She’s a wife, a mom to two beautiful tweenagers, and was born in New Zealand and currently lives in Perth, Australia.
 
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My 📝Review📝:
5 Stars!
This was my first book from this author, and I loved everything about it!
This book was amazing in many ways AND I’m thrilled I found a new author to read. Show Stopper is a spin-off of one of B.J.’s series.’ She has many books that are interconnected stand-alone and I am definitely going to be checking them out. One of my favorite aspects of any novel are secondary characters. If written well, they can make the book greater. If not, then focus is only on the main H/h and as a result the book can become a bit monotonous. That is not the case with this book. There are many secondary characters who, have a story to tell, a background you want to learn about. Truthfully, with this book, one of the secondary characters I want to see get a happily-ever-after is Scotty. There are quite a few characters so I hope the author will give us his book.

Now on to Show Stopper.. At first, I didn’t get the title. What does it have to do with a real estate agent and a firefighter? When that bit was revealed to me, I swooned. This hero was amazing. I also loved that he was older, in his late 30’s. Marco was at a place in his life where meaningless hookups got old. He wanted something more. He wanted a woman to wake up with and come home to every night. But Marco didn’t want a Suzy-homemaker. No, he wanted a sassy, independent woman who knew her own worth and made sure he knew it too. The moment Marco met Renee; he knew she could be the one he’s been searching for. Renee was a great character and I loved her take no nonsense persona. She was strong-willed and a go-getter. But she was also kind, caring, loving and deep inside, a woman afraid of having her heart broken again. The relationship between Marco and Renee started off slowly, as it should. Their chemistry was scorching from the very moment they met, however they did not jump into each other’s arms immediately.

I’m not going into details so you can enjoy this book on your own and I’ve no doubt you will. This book has humor, light angst, if any, a great group of supporting characters and a swoon-worthy hero. Of course there is an antagonist as well which adds a hint of suspense. All of these elements add up to a truly enjoyable read. I definitely recommend this book; a great start to B.J. Harvey’s new series.

This is my honest and unbiased review and I thank you for taking the tie to read it. 🙂

 

📝Review📝: 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 to “An Irresistible Force” Handymen Two, by Author Rosanna Leo, Genre: Contemporary Romance with emotional aspects. Release Date: September 29th 2020! *This book is fantastic and I highly recommend it as a #mustread ~ @LeoRosanna #RosannaLeoAuthor

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An Irresistible Force
Handymen Book Two

By
Rosanna Leo

Pre-Order:  An Irresistible Force

Genre:  #ContemporaryRomance #Bullying

POV:  Third-person alternating perspectives

My Rating:  5

Cover:  5

Publication:  September 29th 2020

Read:  August 23rd 2020  *Review copy provided by the author

Goodreads:  Handymen:  A Good Man & An Irresistible Force

Synopsis:  An Irresistible Force

She needed a safe place. He was determined to give her one.

TV landscaper Eli Zorn has always been a fixer. But when a family medical situation teaches him there are some things you just can’t fix, he’s desperate to return to work for a distraction. The demolition of an old cottage in tranquil Muskoka, Ontario, is just the ticket.

Unfortunately, a gorgeous woman has handcuffed herself to the cottage and she won’t let it go down without a fight. Bernadette ‘Bernie’ Nolan has history with the place, and she won’t let Eli and the Handymen team get their hands on her refuge.

The cottage belongs to Eli’s mentor. Not only is Peter Nolan a giant in the landscaping business, he’s also Bernie’s uncle. And it becomes clear very quickly that relations in the Nolan family are more than strained.

As Eli and Bernie grapple with old loyalties, they are determined to see each other as the enemy. But this is one attraction that cannot be denied, and one that they’re losing the will to resist…

Reader advisory: This book contains mentions of childhood bullying, inadequate parenting, stalking, sexual assault and a brief scene of sexual harrassment.

General Release Date: 29th September 2020

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My 📝Review📝:   🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 STARS!!!
Fantastic book! I am blown away by this author! An Irresistible Force is only the second book I’ve ever read from Rosanna Leo and it is an understatement to say I am impressed. The first book in this series, A Good Man was amazing as well. That book was original and real. I know the research this author went to, to make everything flow with the subject was spot on. In An Irresistible Force, the subject research was even more obvious. This book was about the consequences of bullying and the residual effects that bleed into adulthood. Both the hero and heroine had been bullied when they were in their early teens. Everything, that the author wrote was realistic. I hate bullies. I believe we have all been bullied at some point in our lives; by family, by friends, and even by strangers. I admit, I’ve been there. Not to the extreme that is talked about in this book but it was enough to scare me. I looked over my shoulder many times. I am so thankful for the crew of friends I made during those years because they helped me see I am strong, and loved. Once my self-esteem grew, I easily brushed off the negativity and when the bullies got no reaction, they left me alone. So, anyway I just spewed all that to say I know what it feels like and my connection to the H/h is strong.

Bernie and Eli were amazing together. You knew right away there was chemistry. However, both these amazing characters had walls as tall as a fortress around them. I am not going into any details of their relationship. I will tell you this couple takes their time, getting to know one another before even a first kiss. As a reader, given the premise, I truly appreciated the anticipation because I knew when the moment came, Bernie and Eli would melt my Kindle. This book has many feels to it. Personally, while feeling a range of different emotions throughout, my strongest were empathy and anger. That said, by the last chapters I was gloriously happy the way things were happening. Every aspect of the story is realistic, yet entertaining and infinitely endearing at the same time.

I mentioned earlier that the first book in this series was amazing. While I loved that first book, I love An Irresistible Force even more. I can’t even imagine how the author will top this. The next book is Nick’s; the last Zorn brother to find his happily-ever-after. I can’t even imagine what the premise of that book will be; all I know is I will be standing in line for it. I highly recommend this series as must read. These are the books that come along only once in a while. You won’t want to miss them. Trust me. I just want to mention that while there may be triggers for some readers, the bullying was referenced in memories or discussions between the H/h throughout the story.

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

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📝Review📝: “Take Me Completely” Series: Cockpit Book 4, by Authors: C. Lesbirel & Britney Bell, Genre: Contemporary Romance, Release Date: August 28th 2020 ~ My Rating: 4.5 Stars! ~ @clare_author #BritneyBellAuthor #Love2readromanceindietoolbox

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✈ Take Me Completely ✈
Cockpit #4,  A Parker Airlines Novel

By
C. Lesbirel & Britney Bell

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Genre:  #ContemporaryRomance

POV:  First-person dual perspectives

My Rating:  4.5

Cover:  5  *This is my favorite cover of the series thus far.  So perfect for Sully!

Publication:  August 28th 2020

Read:  August 19th 2020  *Review copy provided by Love 2 Read Romance Indie Tool Box

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Previously Released in the Cockpit Series:  Cockpit Christmas, Take Me Away, Take Me Anywhere

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Synopsis:

♥♥A serendipitous whiskey with a sexy stranger, who is way to young for her, changes one famous country singer’s mind about everything.♥♥

Hope Carson is sick and tired of being sick and tired. Her touring life on the road is a constant whirlwind, and she’s more than struggling to keep up. Living the dream has turned out to be nothing like she’d hoped. When she’s offered a trip from a swoon-worthy pilot to go to Rome, will she have the courage to take a chance on a new dream?

Sullivan Parker is attracted to anything in a short skirt and heels, so when a mysterious brunette in a golden dress pops up in his layover bar of choice, of course she has his attention. Little does he know how much that shot of liquor will cost him. This painfully beautiful lost soul is about to demand his heart.

★★ Will they take a leap of faith and let destiny lead the way? ★★

Your flight on Parker Airlines is ready to take off to Europe. Grab Take Me Completely now and sit back and enjoy the ride.

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My 📝Review📝:

Take Me CompletelyTake Me Completely by C. Lesbirel

 

4.5 Stars
Take Me Completely is the fourth book in the Cockpit series by authors C. Lesbirel and Britney Bell. This book tells how Sullivan Parker finds his happily-ever-after. One, even he’ll admit, that he wasn’t looking for. But these things seem to jump up at you and so here goes the story of billionaire pilot of Parker airlines. These Parker siblings are like none I’ve read before. Not too many hero pilots come my way. When I was first offered the Christmas novella for an honest review last Fall, I jumped at it. I love romances set around holidays and Christmas romances are my favorite genre of all. In the novella, Cockpit Christmas, the Parker family is introduced while they are vacationing away for the holidays which is their tradition. The novella is told from the POVs of the Parker parents. I loved that book so much so I couldn’t wait for the first Parker sibling’s book. So far, each book is better than the one before. Both these authors write so well together that you can’t tell where one ends and the other begins.

While I loved Sullivan from the beginning (actually I’ve loved him from the previous books), Hope was not easy to love. Let me explain. Hope Carson is a famous country music artist. She does not have time for relationships nor is she looking for one. While she is fed up with her lifestyle, she loves making music and performing for her fans. I think my biggest problem with Hope was her hot and cold persona. I adored Sully so much and didn’t like how she treated him for the first half or so of the book. Of course, Hope couldn’t resist the Parker charm and she gave in to her growing feelings.

I don’t want to tell you about their journey because I want you to love this book on your own. If you haven’t read the previous books, don’t worry because they are all stand-alone. But I do recommend you read them. I believe your reading experience will be even better. As usual, I can’t wait for the next Parker sibling’s book. Thankfully, these books have been releasing in a timely manner which I appreciate very much.

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

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📝Review📝: “His Princess” House of Payne Novella, By Author Stacy Gail, Genre: Contemporary Romance, AVAILABLE NOW! ~ My Rating: 4 🌟🌟🌟🌟 ~ @Stacy_Gail_

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His Princess
A House Of Payne Novella

By
Stacy Gail

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Genre:  #ContemporaryRomance #Novella

POV:  First-person Dual perspectives

Kindle:  100 pages

My Rating:  4

Cover:  5

Publication:  August 13th 2020

Read:  August 10th 2020  *review copy provided by the author

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Synopsis:

“Got a name, my princess?”

When Joelle Fielding attends a function for Chicago’s society elites, she’s stunned to find herself swept off her feet by a man who believes that not only is she a princess, but that she’s HIS princess. Falling in love at first sight isn’t a part of her career-oriented life goals, but with the sexy Gus Bloch insisting she’s meant for him, those life goals might be changing.

By fourteen, Gus had been on his own on the Southside’s mean streets. When life had been at its bleakest, he’d dreamed of his future and the kind of woman he would someday share his life with. One look at Joelle, and he knows he’s finally found her. Nothing will stop him from convincing her that he’s the man for her—not even Joelle herself.

Joelle has never wanted anyone like she wants Gus, but all too soon insta-love and the demands of reality find themselves on a collision course. Is Gus really the man for her when he’s forced to see she’s no one’s princess?

38,000 words

***This novella is a standalone prequel to the novel, HOUSE OF PAYNE: LOKI. Because of that, this novella has only a small epilogue (sorry!). There are no love triangles, no cheating, and no cliffhangers. HEA guaranteed. Due to adult language and sexual content, this novella is not intended for people under the age of eighteen.***

 

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A slow smile curled his mouth, and to Joelle’s surprise she found she couldn’t look away from the two perfect dimples that appeared in his lean, clean-shaven cheeks. Had there ever been a more perfectly symmetrical face, with sculpted cheekbones, squared-off jaw and, heaven above, dimples? The more she saw of him, the more she realized that perfection could exist. “The moment I saw you, everything about you became my business.”
“Oh, really?” Wildly her heart bounced around in her chest like one of those bouncy balls she’d loved as a child. “How do you figure that?”
“It’s pretty simple.” He shifted a shoulder, like freaking Atlas shrugging. “I saw you standing there, and something inside me clicked into place. I’m not fighting that, and neither should you. It won’t do you any good.”
“My goodness.” It took all her strength not to pearl-clutch, but damn, it was hard. This man came on like a freight train, and for a wayward moment she could only wonder what he was like in bed… “I think there’s a song like that.”
“I guess this could be called an enchanted evening, now that I think about it. It’s not every day you meet the one that stops you in your tracks and makes you think of things like forever.”
Okay, pearl-clutching was a necessity when a man said things like that. “Anyone ever tell you that you have a tendency to overwhelm?”
“Not my fault. I’ve lost one helluva lot of time with you, so I need to catch up.”
“Catch up? We just met.”
“Yeah, but I’ve been looking for you my whole damn life. Got a shit-ton of catching up to do.”

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His Princess (A novella from the world of House of Payne)His Princess by Stacy Gail

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

First thing I need to say…..If you don’t like instalove/lust, and an alpha hero who can be a huge a**hole, then this book isn’t for you. When I accepted this book for review, the author warned me there would be a moment where I would want to strangle Gus and she was so right, lol. He is intense and takes cocky and arrogant to the extreme. Joelle, on the other hand, was perfect. She is independent and will always fight for what is right. There were moments I was so proud of her. That said, after Gus realized his mistake, he was all in trying to fix it. I love a groveling hero.

I won’t go into details as this book is short. I did enjoy it; the author writes well and kept me engaged. I will also say, this is only the first for me; I will definitely read more from this author. Stacy Gail was a first time read and I am happy to say I look forward to more of her titles. I’ve fallen down the rabbit hole on Goodreads while stalking her House of Payne series. There are so many books, I’ll just have to start from the beginning.

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

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📝Review📝: “Show Stoppers” (Chicago First Responders #1) by Author B.J. Harvey, Genre: #ContemporaryRomance, Release Date: August 31st 2020! My Rating: 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 ~ @bjharveyauthor @EJBookPromos

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Show Stopper
A Chicago First Responder Novel #1

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B.J. Harvey

Genre:  #ContemporaryRomance #FirefighterHero

POV:  First-person dual perspectives

My Rating:  5

Cover:  5

Publication:  August 31st 2020

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Synopsis:

The first time they meet it’s by chance.

The second is surely a coincidence.

The third…it’s either destiny or he’s a stalker.

Renee Hamilton has a thing against men in uniform. In her experience, they play hard, lie harder. Marco Rossi has a thing for feisty brunette women with a backbone and a smart mouth, especially one in particular who’s playing hard to get.

She’s fiercely independent and wants better for herself.
He loves helping people so much it’s literally his job.

Worst case scenario, they crash and burn.

Lucky for Renee, Marco has a hose, he knows how to use it, and he happens to love putting out all kinds of fires; real or otherwise.
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USA Today Bestselling Author BJ Harvey brings you Showstopper – Book 1 in a new spin-off to the Cook Brothers rom com series featuring Chicago first responders fighting the good fight and also finding love at the same time. Set in the same world as the Bliss, Game, and Cook Brothers series before it.

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Show StopperShow Stopper by B.J. Harvey

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars!
This was my first book from this author, and I loved everything about it!
This book was amazing in many ways AND I’m thrilled I found a new author to read. Show Stopper is a spin-off of one of B.J.’s series.’ She has many books that are interconnected stand-alone and I am definitely going to be checking them out. One of my favorite aspects of any novel are secondary characters. If written well, they can make the book greater. If not, then focus is only on the main H/h and as a result the book can become a bit monotonous. That is not the case with this book. There are many secondary characters who, have a story to tell, a background you want to learn about. Truthfully, with this book, one of the secondary characters I want to see get a happily-ever-after is Scotty. There are quite a few characters so I hope the author will give us his book.

Now on to Show Stopper.. At first, I didn’t get the title. What does it have to do with a real estate agent and a firefighter? When that bit was revealed to me, I swooned. This hero was amazing. I also loved that he was older, in his late 30’s. Marco was at a place in his life where meaningless hookups got old. He wanted something more. He wanted a woman to wake up with and come home to every night. But Marco didn’t want a Suzy-homemaker. No, he wanted a sassy, independent woman who knew her own worth and made sure he knew it too. The moment Marco met Renee; he knew she could be the one he’s been searching for. Renee was a great character and I loved her take no nonsense persona. She was strong-willed and a go-getter. But she was also kind, caring, loving and deep inside, a woman afraid of having her heart broken again. The relationship between Marco and Renee started off slowly, as it should. Their chemistry was scorching from the very moment they met, however they did not jump into each other’s arms immediately.

I’m not going into details so you can enjoy this book on your own and I’ve no doubt you will. This book has humor, light angst, if any, a great group of supporting characters and a swoon-worthy hero. Of course there is an antagonist as well which adds a hint of suspense. All of these elements add up to a truly enjoyable read. I definitely recommend this book; a great start to B.J. Harvey’s new series.

This is my honest and unbiased review and I thank you for taking the tie to read it. 🙂

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📝Review📝 ~ “The Christmas Table” by Donna VanLiere, Genre: Fiction, Inspirational, Release Date: October 6th 2020, My Rating: 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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🎁The Christmas Table🎁

By
Donna VanLiere

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Genre:  #Fiction #WomansFiction #inspirational #HolidayElements

POV:  Third person alternating perspectives

Kindle:  240 pages

Read:  August 10th 2020  *Review copy provided by NetGalley via St. Martin’s Press

Publication:  October 6th 2020

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Synopsis:

From Donna VanLiere, the New York Times bestselling author of The Christmas Hope series comes another heartwarming, inspirational story for the holidays, The Christmas Table.

In June 1972, John Creighton determines to build his wife Joan a kitchen table. His largest project to date had been picture frames but he promises to have the table ready for Thanksgiving dinner. Inspired to put something delicious on the table, Joan turns to her mother’s recipes she had given to Joan when she and John married.

In June 2012, Lauren Mabrey discovers she’s pregnant. Gloria, Miriam, and the rest of her friends at Glory’s Place begin to pitch in, helping Lauren prepare their home for the baby. On a visit to the local furniture builder, Lauren finds a table that he bought at a garage sale but has recently refinished. Once home, a drawer is discovered under the table which contains a stack of recipe cards. Growing up in one foster home after another, Lauren never learned to cook and is fascinated as she reads through the cards. Personal notes have been written on each one from the mother to her daughter and time and again Lauren wonders where they lived, when they lived, and in a strange way, she feels connected to this mother and her daughter and wants to make the mother proud.

The story continues to from 1972 to 2012 as Joan battles breast cancer and Lauren learns to cook, preparing for the baby’s arrival. As Christmas nears, can Lauren unlock the mystery of the table, and find the peace she’s always longed for?

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The Christmas TableThe Christmas Table by Donna VanLiere

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was nothing I expected and everything I loved! First, let me say this book is not a romance. It’s about love, hope, faith and inspiration. I wanted to read something a little different from my usual genres and this book was perfect for that.

There is nothing I love more than small-town stories. The loyalty, love and friendships between everyone is rarely something I ever see in real life. In fact, I haven’t seen small towns, or neighborhoods in my experience, come together since I was a child. This world we live in has changed so much in the past thirty years. When a book like The Christmas Table comes along, I feel like I’ve just taken a long overdue breath of fresh air.

There are three main characters in this book and many secondaries that are prominent in carrying this story along. Without them, there is no story. Everyone has a particular part to place. The book is written with two time elements, jumping back and forth every chapter or so between 1972 and the present. At first, I was not a fan of the switching back and forth so frequently because there was not enough focus on one particular character in order for them to grow. But I quickly realized that this book is not about character growth and development. We are simply being told a story. A story we need to pay particular attention to. Among these characters is a mystery. A Christmas table is the main focus, and one that brings the climax to completion. I am not going to give away any details on the plot. This was a lovely, refreshing and endearing story and I want you to experience it on your own.

I do want to add that there are quite a few moments of sadness, and even more of humor. There is a bit of mystery but no angst. This was a well-balanced novel; one I will not soon forget. While I read a lot, and enjoy most of what I read, it isn’t frequent when books as refreshing and endearing as The Christmas Table come my way. When they do, I’m smiling for days, remembering moments in the book, fondly.

One more thing I’d like to mention is after selecting this book to read, I realized I had read this author years before with The Christmas Shoes which was turned into a movie. That story had me in tears. This author is talented when it comes to pulling heartstrings. She has written
quite a few other Christmas themed books that I am planning to read and am looking forward to the holiday season to do just that.

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

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