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📝Review📝: 4 🌟🌟🌟🌟 “Red Hot Texan” The Corbyn Sisters of Last Stand, by Author Katherine Garbera, Genre: Contemporary Romance, Release Date: August 27th 2020! ~ @KatherinGarbera @TulePublishing

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Red Hot Texan
Corbyn Sisters of Last Stand

By
Katherine Garbera

Genre:  #Romance #ContemporaryRomance

My Rating:  4

Cover:  5

POV:  Third-person alternaitng perspectives

Kindle:  199 pages

Publication:  August 27th 2020

Read:  July 27th 2020  *Review copy provided by Tule Publishing Group

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Synopsis:

He’s only got one shot at hooking her heart

Red Aldean has his sights set on his longtime friend, Emma, who seems more interested in her regency romances than dating. A renowned river, adventure, and fishing guide, Red is no stranger to a challenge. With his heart on the line, he turns to his trusty Texas guide to fishing—all he needs is patience, a plan and the perfect bait.

Last Stand librarian Emma Corbyn prefers to find her romance in books. It’s much safer. While she’s not set on perfection, she needs honesty. When larger-than-life Red Aldean starts wooing her, Emma can’t help but let her guard down. And even this bookworm can’t ignore the sizzle that ignites when he’s near.

Emma feels like she can trust Red with her heart, until she learns he’s keeping secrets. Does Red need a better lure to reel in the prize of his life?

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Red Hot Texan (Corbyn Sisters of Last Stand, #1)Red Hot Texan by Katherine Garbera

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A brand-new series featuring many of the Last Stand residents we have come to love. Red Hot Texan is Emma and Red’s story. Beautifully written with all the feels and scenery of Last Stand, Texas; this book was so good.

I’m in love with Red Aldean. I knew from the first pages that Red was not going to be the typical alpha, cocky hero. Red was confident in most aspects of his life with the exception of his attraction to Emma. In that aspect, all his vulnerabilities were showing. Red is an outdoorsman, literally. He runs an outdoor excursion company where he takes clients fishing, hiking, canoeing, etc. He is a tough as nails, sexy, strong, brave and loyal man. But when it comes to Emma, he is afraid. He wants her in his life very badly. Since they were children, Red had a bit of a crush on Emma. But in the last year or so, Red wanted to be her everything, because she was his. I will say, I loved his approaches toward Emma. He was adorable.

Emma is not ready to give her heart away due to issues from her past. But being with Red has her giving away pieces of it gradually. For the most part, these two characters are honest with each other about their feelings. Emma made some decisions, I didn’t approve of, making her seem selfish even though I understood her reasoning. She wasn’t being fair to Red. Red, on the other hand, had a secret. It was a big one and could definitely destroy what they were building with each other. As a reader, you will learn what that secret is pretty early on in the book. Unfortunately, Red keeps putting off telling Emma, claiming it wasn’t the right time. And well, you can probably guess that situation doesn’t go over well in the end.

I won’t give away the ending because it was so perfect for this story. As always, I enjoy reading books from this author and look forward to her next in this series. I definitely recommend this feel good, sweet story. You will adore Red!

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

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📝REVIEW📝: “Winning My Best Friend’s Girl” (The Baileys #8) by Piper Rayne, Genre: Contemporary Second Chance Romance with a side of Humor, Release Date: July 21st 2020, My Rating: 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 ~ @PiperRayneRocks @WildfireMarket1

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Winning My Best Friend’s Girl
The Baileys #8

By
Piper Rayne

Genre:  #Romance #ContemporaryRomance #SecondChanceRomance #Humor

My Rating:  5

Cover:  5

Publication:  July 21st 2020

Read:  July 15th 2020  *Review copy provided by Wildfire Marketing Solutions

Kindle:  301 Pages

POV:  First-person dual perspectives

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Synopsis:

Imagine lying in a hospital bed and the doctor who pulls the curtain back to treat you is the one who got away. Even if you never really had her in the first place. She’s not only your high school crush, she’s the ex-girlfriend of your ex-best friend. The one girl you’ve always wanted.

Here’s a step-by-step list to finally win her over…

Key to win #1: Try not to take offense that she snuck back into town without telling you—six months ago.
Key to win #2: Rekindle the friendship to ease the awkwardness. But… DO NOT enter the friend zone.
Key to win #3: Ignore the fact that she went speed dating the night before. Take it as good a sign—maybe she’s looking for a relationship.
Key to win #4: Attempt to keep the two of you out of the town gossip blog and away from your large family.

Make sure you don’t let this last one throw you off your mission.

Key to win #5: Don’t get deterred when you find out the past is about to repeat itself. Because the man she met at the speed dating night is your best buddy from work.

Just remember, you sat back and let her slip away once, you won’t do it a second time. Failure is not an option.

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Winning My Best Friend's Girl (The Baileys #8)Winning My Best Friend’s Girl by Piper Rayne

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

If you’ve been reading this series then you know who Kingston is and like me, have been waiting impatiently for his book. From book one, I have had a strong curiosity about Kingston. Why does he stay away so often? Why does he have such a dangerous job? Why is he a daredevil? All these questions and more kept me looking for his name thoughout the previous books. Each book gave us more but not enough so that by the time his book came I was so excited.

Kingston is one of nine siblings in the Bailey family. Despite him being away a lot, this family loves each other unconditionally and are beyond loyal to each other. The Baileys have a sad past and each sibling deals with that heartbreak in a different way.

Stella was always the love of his life. From childhood, he knew she was special and was heartbroken when she didn’t choose him. I won’t go into details but I will tell you their relationship turned angsty in high school and got more complicated into adulthood. Both Stella and Kingston are amazing characters. The authors did such an amazing job writing their story and engaging me so deeply I felt I was a part of it. I’m not going to say Kingston and Stella were perfect but they were perfect for each other. Of the two, Stella was the one with the most reservations. Their growth together was unstable and unsure. At times, I wanted to be on those pages and talk some sense into Stella.

As I said, I am not going to give away any spoilers. Because if you are like me then you waited a long time for this story. You should go into it just as I did; excited and eager. Winning My Best Friend’s Girl is one of my favorite books in the Bailey’s series. There is one last book to go and I am so excited for that one too. Not only because I want Sedona and Jameson’s story, but because I am hoping the authors will finally confirm who is the author of Buzz Wheel is. I have my suspicions but could be wrong, lol.

My recommendation is not only you read this book, but read the series from the beginning. I promise you won’t regret it. In addition, reading all the previous books will up your enjoyment a hundred times more.

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

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📝REVIEW📝: “One Hundred Reasons” Aspen Cove Book One by Author Kelly Collins. My Rating: 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟, Release Date: February 27th 2018 ~ #KellyCollinsAuthor

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One Hundred Reasons
An Aspen Cove Romance Book One

By
Kelly Collins

Genre:  #Romance #ContemporaryRomance #SmallTownRomance

My Rating:  5

Cover:  5

POV:  Third-person alternating perspectives

Kindle:  252 Pages

Publication:  February 27th 2018

Read:  July 16th 2020  *Review copy provided by the author

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Synopsis:

Fresh starts, hope, and happily ever afters…

Nurse Sage Nichols life changed when she lost her favorite patient and inherited a bed and breakfast in a town she didn’t know existed. She traveled to Aspen Cove intent to sell so she could hurry back to her life in Denver. Little did she know, she was about to find everything she ever needed in the tiny mountain town with a big heart. Sage found herself in a place where caring for your neighbor was a way of life. In her case, that happened to be surly Cannon Bishop, the man of her dreams.

Cannon Bishop was a man who learned long ago that hope was a dangerous thing. Closed off from the world after a family tragedy, Cannon lived a lonely life as the owner of Aspen Cove’s only bar and son to the town drunk. When Sage Nichols breezed into town, she offered the possibility of more if he’d only open his heart. Cannon’s protective walls tumble and suddenly a brighter future of healing, hope, and peace was possible… if only Sage would stay.

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My 📝Review📝:  5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

One Hundred Reasons (An Aspen Cove Romance Book 1)One Hundred Reasons by Kelly Collins

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

How many books are just sitting on your Kindle or bookshelf just waiting to be read? For me, there is way too many to count. While this book wasn’t nearly on my Kindle as long as a lot of others, it was there too long as far as I’m concerned. I am kicking myself for waiting so long to read this, even though, truthfully, it couldn’t be helped. This has been a tough year. Everything normal in my life has been altered, including my reading time. But I’m finally there, for now at least. After I read One Hundred Reasons not only did I find a new series to binge, I found a new author to love. Everything about this book spoke to all my literary desires. All the feels are present, some angst, some mystery and a town filled with loyal, caring, lovable characters. Even the flawed, cantankerous, characters found their way into my heart. This book made me smile; I was often sad and heartbroken as well. I had a memorable reading experience with this. In fact, right after I read the last page, I downloaded the next book in the series which I am already halfway through.

Aspen Cove appears at first glance, a sad town. Desolate, quiet, pitiful. Looks can often be deceiving and in this case they certainly were. I won’t go into any details because you need to experience this amazing story, amazing town and its residents all on your own. Because this book is the start of the series, it is packed with details, characters, a bit of mystery and the perfect introductions. I want to visit Aspen Cove; I want to live there.

While the one person who ties everything together isn’t actually there, you can feel her presence everywhere.

This is Sage and Cannon’s story. Sage is such a caring individual you couldn’t help but love her from the first pages. And while Cannon appears at first a big grump, there are good reasons for that. In my opinion, his character was the most vulnerable. His situation made my heart hurt. These two don’t get off to a good start but that changes quickly enough. Cannon is a hero you won’t soon forget. And he deserves everything good life can give him.

The next book in the series is about town newcomer Katie and Cannon’s brother Bowie who for good reasons, left town ten years earlier. And since I’m already halfway through it, I’ll tell you that that is another emotional story with the same loving small-town dynamic.

These books are stand-alones but I would recommend you start at the beginning to have the best experience.

You know when you read that book that speaks to your heart, connects you to the story in a way that the book is all you can think about for hours, days after you read it? Well, One Hundred Reasons is one of those books for me.

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

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📝Review📝: “Outside Blitz” Texas Tornados #0.5, A short story by Author Britney Bell. My Rating: 4 🌟🌟🌟🌟, Genre: Sports Romance novelette is Available Now! ~ #AuthorBritneyBell #Love2ReadRomance #IndieToolBox

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Outside Blitz
Texas Tornados #0.5

By
Britney Bell

Genre:  Contemporary Sports Romance Short Story
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My Rating:  4

Cover:  5

POV:  First-person dual perspectives

Publication:  June 26th 2020

Read:  June 24th 2020  *Review copy provided by Love2ReadRomance Indie Tool Box

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Synopsis:

Contemporary sports romance author Britney Bell brings you a fun, light-hearted, short story with a smokin’ hot Texas Tornados football player.

Zane

No matter how many years I play professional football with the Texas Tornados, the city life doesn’t change my heart. I will always be that Texas guy who’s learned the value of getting my hands dirty with hard work on the farm, and I’m finally able to bring a piece of the farm to the city. Some people may look at this old truck as a piece of junk, but for me, it’s the memories that are embedded in each dent, scratch and chip to its paint.

Lily

It’s a good thing that the family business is my passion. The hours I put in at work do not allow for much of a social life. With the responsibility of the business currently being solely on my shoulders, there’s no room to even think about dating.

See what happens with two busy people, one old truck and a highway of endless possibilities.

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📝My Review📝: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I enjoyed this sweet story. My only complaint is that is was too short! Just when I got into the book, it was over. While this is a short story, I want you to be aware that it IS A SHORT STORY, lol. You can literally read Outside Blitz in about 30 minutes. I have recently discovered this author about seven months ago and already read a handful of her books since. I truly enjoy her writing style. In addition, I appreciated how she created a well-rounded story in under 40 pages. Even though I wanted more of Zane and Lily, I felt the author gave enough that I enjoyed the book. Another great aspect with reading this short story is that it steered me toward Britney Bell’s Texas Tornados series. I’ve already got book one waiting on my Kindle and can’t wait to dig in. Hopefully I’ll get to see a bit more of Zane and Lily. If you are looking for something very quick to read with heart and emotion and an old truck that holds many memories with a few sweet stories to go with it, I recommend this little gem.

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

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📝REVIEW📝: Secrets of the World’s Worst Matchmaker (The Baileys Series Book #7) by Piper Rayne, #ContemporaryRomance. My Rating: 4 🌟🌟🌟🌟 ~ Release Date: June 23rd 2020!

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Secrets of the World’s Worst Matchmaker
The Baileys Series Book #7

By
Piper Rayne

Genre:  #ContemporaryRomance  #Humor #FriendsToLoversRomance #BookBoyfriends

My Rating:  4

Cover:  5

Publication:  June 23rd 2020

Read:  June 23rd 2020  *Review copy provided by Wildfire Marketing Solutions

POV:  First-person dual perspectives

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Synopsis:

Imagine you’re a matchmaker and you realize too late you’re in love with your childhood best friend. You only have yourself to blame—you’re the one who matched him and now he’s engaged to be married. When you find yourself in this position there’s a few secrets you’re going to need to keep…

Secret #1 – Smile when he tells you the happy news, even if your heart cracks in half.
Secret #2 – Don’t compare yourself to his beautiful French fiancée. You’re just as beautiful.
Secret #3 – Don’t tag along to the tux fitting with him alone. Just no.
Secret #4 – Don’t help him learn to dance to his wedding song.
Secret #5 – Erase all memories of the two of you through the years when lines blurred for even the briefest of moments.

And the one you never saw coming…

Secret #6 – Definitely, don’t stand and object—someone else might just do it for you.

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📝My Review📝: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Secrets of the World's Worst Matchmaker (The Baileys, #7)Secrets of the World’s Worst Matchmaker by Piper Rayne

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Being a huge fan of Piper Rayne and particularly this series, I have anticipated Juno and Colton’s book since the very first Bailey Book was released. From the first Book, which is Austin’s story, we are introduced to a bit of the dynamic of Juno and Colton. Are they just best friends? Are they more but keeping it a secret? And most importantly…Why are they not a couple yet? The author gave us some insight into the whys in Secrets of the World’s Worst Matchmakerhowever it was nothing I hadn’t already guessed. Even the situation with Colton and Brigette did not end up surprising me. The author went back in time to give us glimpses of Juno and Colton as they grew together. I wished there was more. I felt as if something was missing. I really hate saying this because I love the Bailey’s so much and am such a huge fan of Piper Rayne but I can’t help feeling this book was rushed or not given enough thought. Conflicts resolved too easily; there wasn’t a lot of angst and I felt a lot of the book was predictable. Please don’t misunderstand. I enjoyed reading Juno and Colton’s story and it was well-written but from the first chapter, I felt there could be more for these two characters. This is just my opinion and you should make your own. I did have very high expectations going in and I expected more angst and drama.

While I kept going back in forth in my head about my feelings for Juno, Colton was amazing from the start. Of all the heroes I have read this year, Colton is one of my favorites. His patience and kindness as well as his loyalty to Juno were beautiful. At times Colton did come off a bit sappy but that was one of the traits about him I loved so much. He deserved a happily-ever-after and I was so relieved when he finally got it. So, all that being said, I did not hate this book; I’m glad I got to witness Colton and Juno finally become a couple. The last pages of the book give us glimpses of what’s to come. And from those bits into Sedona and Kingston’s stories, I am suspecting a lot more angst. I’m not sure which book will come first but it doesn’t matter to me. With only two Bailey siblings left, that means this series is going to be over and that saddens me. The Baileys have been one of my favorite series and I hate to have to say goodbye. If you haven’t read any of the books, I recommend you do. I would also start with book one as you will have a more enjoyable reading experience.

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

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📝Review📝: “Lone Star Homecoming” (Texas Justice, #5) by Justine Davis, Genre: Contemporary Romance, My Rating is 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Stars! ~ Release Date: June 11th 2020

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Lone Star Homecoming
Texas Justice Book Five

By
Justine Davis

Genre:  #ContemporaryRomance

My Rating:  5

Cover:  5

POV:  Third-person alternating perspectives

Publication:  June 11th 2020

Read:  May 24th 2020  *Review copy provided by Tule Publishing Group

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Synopsis:

He’s haunted by one mistake…

Kane Highwater has been on the run for over a dozen years, since he was sixteen. And every step of the way he’s carried the weight of what happened the day he left Last Stand. He’d reacted in fear and anger, and it had cost him everything.

He stirs her heart in a way she never imagined…

Lark Leclair admires the Highwater clan for many things, including how they’ve never stopped searching for their missing brother. As a former Child Protective Services worker, she understands better than most why he’d run. But when she spots Kane in a crowd at a national reining competition where her friend — his sister — is competing, it will take all of her experience, compassion and instincts to convince him to stay.

Their attraction is immediate, but Kane is certain he can never regain his place in his legendary family. Can Lark convince him that with her by his side, it’s not too late for a fresh start?

 

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Fantastic! Amazing storytelling! I loved everything about this all-the-feels novel!

Most readers have that one special book they are anticipating. I actually have several, however none has had me as impatient with the release of Lone Star Homecoming.. This is the last Highwater sibling to have his story told, to finally have his happy ending. And in my opinion, there is no hero, for me, that I  have read of this year that deserves it more. If you read any of the previous books in the Texas Justice series then you already know why I feel that way.

Kane Highwater has been missing, on the run for thirteen years due to a family tragedy that he blamed himself for. I won’t go into details here but I will remind you that in these amazing books we read, situations are often not how they appear. But for Kane, he saw the situation only one way. He lived and struggled for a long thirteen years believing he was guilty. Maybe he was a bit. Maybe he wasn’t. This author will have you loving and even protecting Kane no matter the outcome because he was so deserved of good things. Thirteen years of believing a certain way will play havoc on your mind when all the truths are revealed. Sometimes the truth is hard to deal with mentally and as a result, Kane was an emotional wreck, an intensely complex character. He couldn’t trust the love he was given by his family; Kane was in fear of what would come to end to the years of torment he was gone.

This book, or I should say this series has amazing characters. I love all the Highwaters and their significant others. Additionally, in this last book of the series, I appreciated the presence of everyone, the love and loyalty they all had for Kane. I especially loved Lark Leclair.

Lark was in social services by profession. She was caring, loving and protective of those she helped, especially children. When Lark finds herself face to face with the missing Highwater, one look at him opens all kinds of feelings. First and foremost, she was protective of Kane and became his liaison with the family. Lark knew that if they weren’t careful, Kane would run. And this time, if he ran, they had no doubt it would be for good. As I mentioned earlier, I won’t give away any spoilers. Every second of this angsty conclusion is worth the wait. If you’re like me, then you’ve been waiting for Kane for what feels like forever. Also, if you’re like me, you will be thrilled with the resolution.

One more aspect I’d like you to know is that while this book wasn’t lengthy, all the feels were there. Nothing felt rushed to me. I loved the anticipation of what was to come and nothing I’ve read in recent months left me feeling so relieved and whole-hearted than Lone Star Homecoming.

I definitely recommend this book. While it can be read on its own, I truly believe you will have an even better reading experience if you read the previous books in the series. Even if you just read the two books prior you will love everything about Kane Highwater’s happily-ever-after.

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

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📝REVIEW📝 ~ 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 to ~ “IOU” by Author Kristy Marie, Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance with a side of Romantic Comedy! AVAILABLE NOW!!

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♠♥♣♦ IOU ♠♥♣♦

By
Kristy Marie

Genre:  #Romance #NewAdultRomance #ContemporaryRomance #RomanticComedy #CollegeRomance #BookBoyfriend

My rating:  5

Cover:  5

Publication:  April 29th 2020

Read:  May 17th 2020  *review copy provided by Author

POV:  First-person dual perspectives

Kindle:  245 pages

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Synopsis:

It’s official.
I, Ainsley James, am crazy.
Desperate and crazy.
It’s the only explanation as to why I’m nauseous, standing outside Maverick Lexington’s door.
I mean, it’s possible the stories about his deck of playing cards—with the words IOU scrawled across the back—are just rumors of the ruthless quid pro quo deals he barters.
But the flutters in my stomach know better.
Maverick is as cold as they come.
But, I need one of those cards.
I NEED to owe Maverick Lexington a favor…
Whatever the terms, I’m willing to pay.
Because, at this point, I have nothing left to lose.

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📝My Review📝: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

IOUIOU by Kristy Marie

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Fantastic! Not sure what I expected after reading the blurb. But let me tell you that this book was a pleasure, an unpredictable literary surprise.

Falling in love with a book is such an amazing experience but when you can equally adore both main characters, you have the best of the best. As I said a couple of sentences ago, after reading the blurb, I truly couldn’t guess where the premise was taking me. Again, another plus for me in finding a great read. And if those alone aren’t enough reasons to read this winner, read on and I will give you more.

This year thus far has been tough on me physically for a few different reasons, the last being the COVID-19 virus. I know that has affected so many of us in different ways. While I was sick, I was not able to read. I was constantly dizzy and tired. If I even tried to read, the words put me to sleep. More than once one of my family members removed my Kindle from my chest as I slept. To make matters worse, when I was finally able to stay awake long enough to read, I could not focus at all. I wasn’t able to comprehend a single sentence. But I am doing well now and trying to catch up with everything. Reading was a very entertaining and engaging experience. I haven’t read as many 5-star books this year as usual so I was ecstatic reading Kristy Marie’s latest. All the feels and emotions are present. Unpredictability was another. There is some suspense and angst as well as a supportive secondary cast of complex characters that I know Kristy will treat us with books for. Let’s not forget humor, sass, and intense chemistry and attraction. All aspects of this novel were original. IOU is one of my favorite books to date. This author has always given me everything I look for in a novel and this book has that and spades. (no pun intended. You’ll have to read to see what I mean).

I am sorry but I refuse to give you even a hint of what Maverick and Ainsley are up to in this book. One of my favorite aspects of reading was my constant guessing. I promise you will love IOU and highly recommend it to everyone who loves a sassy, but independent heroine and a broody, alpha hero who will keep you glued to every page.

This is my honest and unbiased opinion. Thank you for taking the time to read my review of IOU.

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📝REVIEW📝: 4.5 Stars to “Take Me Anywhere” Cockpit Series Book Two, by Authors Britney Bell & C. Lesbirel, is Available NOW! ✈

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✈ TAKE ME ANYWHERE ✈
A Cockpit Series Novel #2

By
Britney Bell & C. Lesbirel

Genre:  #ContemporaryRomance #SexyPilots #BillionaireRomance

POV:  First-person dual perspectives

My Rating:  4.5

Cover:  5

Publication:  April 24th 2020

Read:  May 7th 2020  *Review copy provided by Love2ReadRomance

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Synopsis:

When life as you know it ends, do you give up the fight or take a chance on a new beginning?

After almost losing his life in a horrific plane crash, Warren Parker locks himself away in a humble beach rental where he can hide from the world. As he finally makes his way out of the shadows and into the sun, he discovers that sometimes when you step outside of your own world, you find a whole new one is waiting.

Resilient and driven Ali Price is determined not to let her ex- husband take anything else from her. She’s been hurt before and knows she has what it takes to bounce back. With a water tight five year plan to get her life on track, Ali won’t let anything stand in her way.

When a stranger arrives in town with mysterious green eyes and a desolate expression, will Ali’s plan fall to pieces, or will a serendipitous meeting bring two healing hearts together at a time when they both need someone more than they care to admit?

Parker Airlines is ready to fly you away to beautiful beaches and exotic green rainforests. Download Take Me Anywhere and enjoy your flight.

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My 📝Review📝:  4.5 Stars

Take Me Anywhere (Cockpit, #2)Take Me Anywhere by Britney Bell

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4.5 stars
I just love this series! One of my favorite aspects of the authors’ storytelling is that each book thus far (Including the introductory Christmas novella) takes place in a beautifully, visual setting. I was able to see exactly what the author wrote. Both these authors were new to me in November when I read, Cockpit Christmas.. Each book is heavy with family dynamic. A close nit family that are loving and loyal, with each other’s best interests at heart. Always! I admit, so far, each book’s characters are my favorites. And at the end of each book is a few sneak peek pages into what is coming next. I believe it is Mason Parker whose story is next!

Parker Airlines is an extremely successful company. With the exception of the Parker matriarch, the rest of the family are pilots. And billionaires at that! Each member has a different personality, each with their own insecurities. In particular, Warren is struggling after surviving a plane crash. To get some perspective, and away from the pressure of his over-protective family, he heads to Clearwater, a beautiful beach community in Florida on the Gulf. Personally, I have wanted to travel there and after reading Take Me Anywhere, I am more eager to than ever before, thanks in part to the descriptive writing talents of this author duo.

While in Clearwater, Warren meets a beautiful, sassy woman named Ali. At the beginning, he intends to keep his distance. However, Warren can’t ignore the chemistry between them and the always present look of sadness in her expressive eyes. Ali’s sadness pulls out Warren’s protective instincts. Warren and Ali don’t get together instantly. There is a justifiably slow build to their relationship. Inevitably, with the attraction between them growing, it is only a matter of time before they can no longer deny their true feelings.

Warren has been through a tough few months. And while his body has healed, his mind is living in uncertainty. That said, he is just as sexy and cocky as any of his brothers, and just as persistent as his interfering sister. And still, despite his persistence, Ali was slow to give her trust. And truthfully, I liked that her ‘walls’ didn’t just crumble down in the face of Warren’s tenacity to win her over.

I addition to two great characters finding happiness in their lives and with each other, there is a bit of suspense and angst caused by an ex that resolved quickly and off the pages. That was where I had a tiny bit of disappointment. I am not fully satisfied unless I see that Karma did its job, lol. But that is just my preference.

If you haven’t read any of this series yet, I highly recommend it. After all the books are released, this series will go on my “binge-read” list. Each book can be read on its own but I highly propose you read the novella. It is a very quick read and introduces you to not only each member of this incredible family, but their amazing, fun and loyal dynamic. AND it takes place in a beautiful setting!

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

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📝Review📝: “Scoring Position” (Texas Playmakers Book Three) by Author Joanne Rock, Genre: Second Chance Romance, Release Date: May 7th 2020 ~ My Rating: 4 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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⚾Scoring Position⚾
Texas Playmakers Book Three

By
Joanne Rock

Genres:  #Romance #SecondChanceRomance #SportsRomance #ContemporaryRomance

POV:  Third-person alternating perspectives

My Rating:  4

Cover:  5   🙌Gorgeous cover 🙌

Publication:  May 7th 2020

Read:  April 28th 2020  *Review copy provided by Tule Publishing Group

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Synopsis:

She’s playing the field…

Emma Garcia is ready to put down roots in Last Stand, Texas, and she’s ready for love – but only with someone settled and responsible. Professional wanderers like her ex-boyfriend, ballplayer Wes Ramsey, are exactly what she doesn’t need. Except when Wes walks into the local dance hall during her date with someone else, Emma can’t think about anyone but her sexy ex.

He’s ready to score…

Wes is ready for the ride of his life now that his baseball career is taking off. He just needs to tie up loose ends at his family’s farm before spring training, a task he can’t focus on when the hometown rumor mill informs him that Emma is speed dating her way through the Last Stand locals in a bid to settle down. Wes knows he should leave well enough alone. But one hot look from his ex has him rethinking their split – and determined to show her what she’s missing!

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My 📝Review📝:  4 ⚾⚾⚾⚾

Scoring Position (Texas Playmakers, #3)Scoring Position by Joanne Rock

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This has been a tough month for me. With everything going on in our country these days, reading a good book should be first and foremost on my “need to do to relax list.” Yes, I do have a list like that. However, since I haven’t been feeling well, it has been difficult to read. My focus and comprehension seemed to have taken a vacation and as a result, it‘s taking me days instead of hours to finish a book. Even though I’m feeling better each day, it has been difficult getting back to routine. I couldn’t have been happier when I tapped to the last page on my Kindle last night. Scoring Position was an easy read. The pace was smooth, the characters were all likable. And while the main H/h were complex individuals, this book did not have an overabundance of angst. So, for me, it was a smooth, enjoyable read about second chance romance.

Wes and Emma had a past. They were college sweethearts and could have easily taken their relationship to permanency. However, they had different goals so Emma thought it would be best to break up before their hearts were too involved. BOTH their hearts were already involved. Unfortunately, at that time in their lives, they didn’t fight to stay together. But now, years later, they will get a second chance. Unfortunately, the same issues are prevalent that broke them up the first time.

Since this book is not very long, and has a steady reading pace, you should read it on your own to find out what happens. I’ll admit, as Wes and Emma tried to navigate a new relationship, I really worried how this book would end. Sacrifices would be needed and it didn’t seem like either would make any. At times, I felt both Wes and Emma were a bit selfish and that frustrated me. But the more I became engaged in the story; I found myself rooting for them both. In the end, Wes and Emma did not let me down. The book ended perfectly for me. I’m very glad I got to read this.

One more thing…..Scoring Position is book three in the Texas Playmakers series. I did not read the first two books but that made no difference, being this could be easily read as a standalone; I had no trouble enjoying it. As soon as I catch up with life, I will definitely be going back to read the first two books. I recommend this to anyone who loves romance, likable characters, and second chances.

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