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


🎁The Christmas Table🎁

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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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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Release Blitz: Syler McKnight, An Enemies to Lovers Holiday Tale by Cora Brent, Genre: Contemporary Romantic Comedy is Available Now!



Title: Syler McKnight

An Enemies to Lovers Holiday Tale

Author: Cora Brent
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Comedy

Release Date: December 19, 2019

Maybe there’s one of us in every family.  
The guy who scorns all the rules.  
The guy who shuns expectations.  
The guy most commonly known as the ultimate villain in a
cultish self help movement.
On the other hand, perhaps we’re not as common as I
But so what if I’m never anyone’s hero? 
At least I’m a good brother. That is the one thing I manage
to get right.  So when my big sister is abandoned by her prick of a
husband, leaving her and her four kids alone a week before Christmas, I don’t
hesitate to head home.  
To my surprise, I’m not the only one who shows
Katrina has always been my sister’s best
friend.  She’s headstrong and hot. She’s neurotic and
sexy.  She belts out old power ballads with horrible, tuneless
abandon and her hair always smells like vanilla cookie batter. 
We have a long history of being at odds and she’s never
appreciated my natural talent for getting under her skin.  
And then there was the time when we accidentally got naked
There might have been some post-wedding horniness
Combined with antique furniture abuse.  
Along with a creative application of lemon
It’s kind of a forbidden topic.  
Now, nearly a decade later, it’s possible I’m still using
that memory to get off once or twice or twelve times a
Katrina never knew that back in the day she was the one girl
who really got to me.  
In the spirit of the holidays I’ve decided it’s time to
settle the score.   
She already thinks I’m not one of the good guys.  
She also realizes I’ve got something she wants for
All she has to do is swallow her high maintenance pride and
ask nicely.  
I can guarantee she’ll get more than she ever bargained
*SYLER MCKNIGHT is a complete stand alone with:
·       Small town
·       Enemies to Lovers
(with majorly hot hate sex)
·       A sarcastic
flannel-shirt-wearing anti-hero
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Cora Brent was born
in a cold climate and escaped as soon as it was legally possible. Now, she
lives in the desert with her husband, two kids and a prickly pear cactus she
has affectionately named ‘Spot’. Cora’s closet is filled with boxes of
unfinished stories that date back her 1980’s childhood and all her life she has
dreamed of being an author. Amazingly, she is now a New York Times and USA
Today bestselling writer of contemporary romance and begs not to be awakened
from this dream.
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Blog Tour: The Christmas Guardian by Georgia S. Dickson is Available Now!

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The Christmas Guardian


Georgia S Dickson

Mary Beth doesn’t want a stupid trinket from a tourist shop. And a guardian angel charm for her pocket is certainly not something she needs.
However, to placate her well-meaning mother, Mary Beth throws the trinket into her handbag and sets off to Northamptonshire for a singles Christmas Holiday Extravaganza.
When sexy, single Noel saves her from drowning, it’s no coincidence that he happens to share his name with the angel in her handbag. As the Festive season gets into full swing, will events scare Mary Beth away, or will she learn to trust Noel and let him become the guardian of her heart as well as her body?
The magic of Christmas is about to begin.
About the author

Georgia S Dickson is a romance author hailing from Scotland. She writes Guardian angel and Archangel romances. Look out for her Star Angel series coming soon and her Christmas Guardian novella due out in December. She loves learning the ukulele and enjoys walks in the country.

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Soundtrack for The Christmas Guardian

I’m unapologetically a fan of modern country and Christmas songs so this is the Soundtrack for the Christmas Guardian. There were lots more songs I could have included but these were in the top 10.

Jersey on the Wall – Tenille Townes

It’s Beginning to look a lot like Christmas – Michael Buble

Hero – Enrique Iglesias

All my favorite people – Maren Morris

Merry Christmas Everyone – Shakin’ Stevens

Let it Snow, Let it snow, Let it snow – Dean Martin

Under the weather – Chris Young

There must be an angel – Eurythmics

When you believe – Pentatonix with Maren Morris

From this moment on – Shania Twain

I refocused on our surroundings and realised Noel had taken us up, so we were flying over woodland. A solitary car lit a road through the trees. It was beautiful—so peaceful. I could have stayed in his arms watchin

Release Blitz: The Naughty List by Author Caisey Quinn, Genre: Steamy Contemporary Holiday Romance is Available Now!


Title: The Naughty List
Author: Caisey Quinn
Genre: Steamy Contemporary Holiday Romance
Release Date: December 10, 2019


HOLLIS ROSSI is tired of being good. What’s it ever gotten her, anyway?
When her boss, the infamous and illusive Jonah X, passes her up for a
promotion because she’s “too wholesome” to handle being his personal
assistant, she sets out on a mission to prove him wrong.
Her naughty list contains everything she plans to do to show him she’s
not the innocent, naive girl he thinks she is. She just didn’t plan on him
finding it. 
As Jonah shows her the ropes of being bad, she can’t help but wish he’d
show her some other ropes–like the ones in his bedroom. 
The Naughty
is a steamy contemporary holiday romance.

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“Look.” I
point at the recipe. “Flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, lemon zest,
salt, almond milk, canola oil, vanilla, lemon juice, and fresh blueberries. The
streusel on top has some vegan butter in it, but that’s everything.
He leans
close enough that I can smell the sharp clean scent of his body wash and
expensive aftershave. 
“Huh. Well
they’re way better than the last ones.” He practically inhales another one.
My teeth
sink into my lower lip and tug. “Um, yeah. I over-mixed those. And I didn’t
know you were supposed to mix your wet and dry ingredients separately. My mom
gave me some tips this time.” 
His eyes
drop to my mouth but I’m not sure why. Jonah doesn’t see me like that. He never
looks at my mouth. Maybe the way to his heart really is through his
“Can I keep
this?” He retrieves the recipe from the countertop. “I might have Erma make a
big batch for some friends of mine.”
“Mmhm.” I’m
temporarily stunned from the way he’s openly watching my mouth. Our faces are
close enough to touch. 
Erma is his
housekeeper and she’s an amazing cook. I’d be jealous of her but she’s sixty
and looks like Mrs. Doubtfire so I don’t think she’s Jonah’s type. 
Don’t give the dogs any of my muffins,” he teases. 
Zeus gave
up long ago but Achilles is still staring longingly at the muffins.
He moves to
exit the kitchen and my brain resumes full function once he’s out of my
personal space. 
“Jonah, wait.” 
He turns,
his hip bones doing that sexy V thing that make my mouth water. 
“I actually
need that recipe back.” My body shifts into panic mode as he regards me warily
with the recipe in his hand. “I’ll type you up a better copy. I need to make a
few adjustments anyway and I can’t remember what website I got that one
My heart is
racing and my words are coming out on top of one another.
expression says I’m acting as crazed as I feel. 
He doesn’t
make a move to give it back. 
seriously. I need that one. Please.” 
I have no
poker face. I’m practically begging and that is not like me. 
“You need it?” He cocks his head to the side,
amusement dancing in his eyes. 
For a few
seconds, I worry he’s going to pull some big brother crap on me—hold it over my
head and make me jump for it or something. I get enough of that from Mikey and
Tony. I definitely don’t need it from Jonah. 
he just shakes his head and starts to hand it back. 
Until his
eyes catch the writing on the back. 
this?” He glances at me then back at the list. “Your Christmas wish list on
here, Rossi?” 
“Give it
back, Jonah. I’m serious.” I can’t breathe. 
I reach for
it and he steps backward. “Hang on a minute. I need to know what to get you for
eyebrows shoot up as soon as he makes out the words. His lips move as he reads.
I never noticed that before. 
I give
myself a mental slap. I’m losing sight of what’s important here. 
toys, lingerie, and law breaking?” Jonah nods appreciatively. “Aren’t you a
busy little elf this holiday season?” 
“Shut up.
My sister-in-law wrote that. She thought it would show you that I deserve the
job.” I sigh heavily. “You’ve had your fun. Now give it back.” 
He hasn’t
made it to number six yet. 
Please, sweet baby Jesus, don’t let him make it
to number six.
“Hang on,”
he says, reaching out and keeping me at arm’s length. “What else have we got
“Jonah!” I
make a grab for the list, swiping my hand wildly, hoping to at least tear
I miss,
catching his towel instead. 
In one
split-second, my entire universe takes a hard left. 
towel falls and he is naked, holding a piece of paper that suggests I sit on
his face. 
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bestselling author of over 15 romance novels.

Her books have been both traditionally and independently published and have
ranked in the Amazon Top 10 on half a dozen occasions. Her Neon Dreams series
(HarperCollins – Avon/William Morrow) has been translated into multiple
languages including French and Italian and distributed world-wide.

You can find her living out her very own happily ever after with her husband
and two children in a small town in Alabama.

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📝Review📝: Texas Christmas Tycoon (Dangerous Delaneys #3), a #ChristmasHolidayRomance is Available Now! My Rating: 4 Stars!


❤🎄 Texas Christmas Tycoon ❤🎄
~A Dangerous Delaneys Book Three~

Katherine Garbera

Genre:  #ChristmasRomance #ContemporaryRomance

POV:  Third-person dual perspectives

My Rating:  4

Cover:  4

Publication:  November 14th 2019

Read:  December 3rd 2019  *Review copy provided by Tule Publishing

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Only she could open up his closed-off heart

Lea Dunwoody has always been the classic girl-next-door right down to the tips of her elf booties she wears as a volunteer Santa’s helper. One night her bestie teases her that she should make a play for the handsome bad boy Braden Delaney as she’s always been better with animals than people and Braden is rumored to be a total Scrooge. Braden has always tempted Lea and then the night of the Corbyn Christmas Open House, she sees him make a wish on an evening star. Does she dare make a wish for her own fairytale?

Braden Delaney has had it bad for Lea since…well, forever. As soon as he realized how boys and girls were different, she’d been the only one he had eyes for. But the Delaney men aren’t easy for the women they love so Braden has kept his distance. Until this Christmas. He’s tired of spending the holiday alone.

He normally avoids the holidays, but this year Lea is giving him a reason to celebrate the season.


📝My Review📝: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Texas Christmas Tycoon (The Dangerous Delaneys, #3)Texas Christmas Tycoon by Katherine Garbera

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Texas Christmas Tycoon is the third book in the Dangerous Delaney series. It can be read as a standalone, however I recommend you grab the other two books as well.

The Delaney family has been through so much tragedy during the course of the series. In book one the unspeakable happens. By book three, I am cheering on the happily-ever-afters. I want nothing more for this family than to be happy and in love. I have always enjoyed reading this author. She does an amazing job with giving the reader all the feels. I felt everything the H/h felt as I read. Sometimes I was frustrated, sometimes I laughed out loud (just adored Lane) and there were some tears as well.

Both Lea and Braden are not looking for relationships. Neither believes they can be part of one without trust issues for different reasons. They both are dealing with sad pasts that I won’t go into as you should experience all this book offers on your own. There are quite a few romantic, swoon-worthy moments and a lot of family interaction. I loved seeing the other Delaney brothers and how things are continuing to work out for them. As I said, this family has been through horrific times so no one deserves a happy ending like they do.

I truly enjoyed this sweet, endearing Christmas romance and recommend it as well as the previous books in the series.

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


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📝Review📝: Mistletoe Magic (Sleeping with the Scrooge) by Dee Ellis is Available Now! #ShortChristmasStory


❤🎄 Mistletoe Magic ❤🎄
(Sleeping With the Scrooge)

A Short Christmas Story by Dee Ellis

My Rating:  3.75 Stars

Cover:  5

Publication:  December 4th 2019

Read:  December 3rd 2019  *Review copy provided by Dee Ellis

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Malcom Fort hates the lights, the songs, and the merriment of the holidays. Once upon a time, he didn’t though — and coming to Snowden is meant to help him find his way again. What he does not mean to find is the beautiful angel who runs Mistletoe, a year-round Christmas store.

He certainly does not want to feel what she makes him feel.

To rid himself of her, the sickly-sweet store, and hopefully how bad he wants her, he intends to kick her out before the holiday.

Only when he goes to tell her it’s time to pack it up, he can’t. Not just because he finds her singing jingle bells and looking like a sinfully sexy angel, but because he can no longer deny the truth. Malcom might hate the holidays — but he does not hate Noel King.

No, he loves everything merry and bright about her — it seems her Mistletoe Magic has made him forget what it means to be a grinch.



📝My Review📝:

Mistletoe Magic (Sleeping with the Scrooge)Mistletoe Magic by Dee Ellis

3.75 Stars
There is nothing I love more than reading Christmas romances this time of the year. I start reading by the end of October because there are so many releasing. Mistletoe Magic is just one of the many I’ve enjoyed this season so far. This book is short, with a possessive, intense alpha hero and can be read in an hour or less in one sitting.

Malcom Fort hates every single thing about Christmas. But he didn’t used to. Something heartbreaking in his past turns him into a “Scrooge.” Noel King leases a storefront owned by Malcom. He hates her year-round Christmas store and wants to evict her from the building. However, once he gets close enough to the sweet, innocent and enchanting Noel, he can’t throw her out. In fact, he wants her in every way possible. This is a blessing and a nightmare for Malcom. He never ever expected to be attracted to a woman again and the chemistry between Noel and Malcom wakes up his dormant heart. However, Malcom doesn’t want to be vulnerable again.

Watching these two characters find their happily-ever-after allowed me to turn the last page with a smile. If you’re looking for a short, sweet and sexy read for Christmas, Mistletoe Magic is available now!

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


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Release Blitz: COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS by Betty Shreffler is Available Now!


Release Date: December 6th


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It’s just a bet.

10 days until Christmas and all I have to do is avoid my roommate’s delightfully wrapped package.

When the countdown to Christmas is over, I’ll be collecting my own present—a generous stack of pretty green bills.

It doesn’t matter that every time he looks at me with those gorgeous hazel eyes, my knees quake.

It doesn’t matter how every time he takes his shirt off, my heart skips a beat.

Despite what my body wants, I know to keep this charming heartbreaker in the friend zone.

This should be an easy ten days, that is until my roommate shares his best kept secret.

Now the countdown to Christmas has begun and all he wants for Christmas is me.



Leaning his head back on the cushion, he caresses my cheek and slides a strand of my hair behind my ear.

“That was one of the hottest kisses I’ve ever had. I can’t help wanting to feel that way again.” Grazing his thumb over my lips, my mouth parts as arousal surges between my legs. “How did it make you feel?”

The memory of his kiss has left its mark on my body, and right now, it’s remembering how it felt… vividly. My words stick in my throat as intense need courses through me. As I look back at him, my gaze passes between his stunning hazel eyes and the mouth that gave me overwhelming pleasure.

“It was better than I imagined.”

The side of his mouth rises.

“You’ve imagined us kissing?”

With each of his caresses through my hair, my body melts farther into his arms.


“Is that all you imagined?”


Caressing his other hand along the outside of my thigh, he grips my leg and brings me closer to his chest.

“Tell me what else you imagined about us.”

His lips are agonizingly close, so close, my lips burn with a desire desperate to be satisfied.

“I don’t think that is something I should tell you.”

As his palm kneads my outer thigh, I close my eyes, indulging in the pleasure of his caress.

“I’ll tell you what I imagined if you tell me first.”

Moving his hand to my inner thigh, his thumb applies pressure as he massages my leg.

“I’ve imagined—”



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Cover Reveal: A Mad Reed Security Christmas (Reed Security Series) by Giulia Lagomarsino, Release Date: December 18, 2019

Title: A Mad Reed Security Christmas
Series: Reed Security Series
Author: Giulia Lagomarsino
Genre: Contemporary Security Romance
Release Date: December 18, 2019
Twas the night before Christmas when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse
Because Daddy set out traps to catch those f^@kers
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care
In hopes that grenades would soon be in there
The children were nestled, all snug in their beds
While visions of weapons danced in their heads
And Mama in her nightie and I in my boxers
Had just settled down for a fun night together
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter
I sprang from my bed to grab my Sig Sauer
Away to the window I flew like a flash
Covered my junk and threw Mama her pants…

Sinner (Reed Security Series #1)
Cap (Reed Security Series #2)
Cazzo (Reed Security Series #3)
Knight (Reed Security Series #4)
Irish (Reed Security Series #5)
Hunter (Reed Security Series #6)
Whiskey (Reed Security Series #7)
Lola (Reed Security Series #8)
Ice (Reed Security Series #9)
Burg (Reed Security Series #10)
Gabe (Reed Security Series #11)
Jules (Reed Security Series #12)
Sniper (Reed Security Series – Book 1 of a 3 Book ARC)
Jackson (Reed Security Series – Book 2 of a 3 Book ARC)
Chance (Reed Security Series – Book 3 of a 3 Book ARC)
Phoenix Rising (Reed Security Series #16)
Alec (Reed Security Series #17)

Storm (Reed Security Series #18)
Wolf (Reed Security Series #19)

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📝REVIEW📝: Long Lost Christmas by Joan Kilby, #SweetChristmas Romance is Available Now! ~ 5 Stars!


Long Lost Christmas

Joan Kilby

Genre:  #Romance #HolidayRomance #ChristmasRomance #CleanRomance

My Rating:  5

Cover:  5    I love this cover and how it perfectly relates to the book.

POV:  Third-person dual perspectives

Publication:  November 12th 2019

Read:  November 18th 2019  *Review copy provided by Tule Publishing

Kindle:  268 pages

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With Christmas and a family showdown looming, can she find a miracle?

Hoping to reunite her mother with her long-lost brother for Christmas, interior designer Hayley Stevens travels to Montana to hand-deliver a Christmas card to the uncle she’s never met. Finding her uncle is easier than getting him alone to explain her mission. Reluctantly, Hayley hides her identity to learn more about her uncle and his family, but it’s his handsome and enigmatic partner who captures her heart and imagination.

Architect and builder Blake Dennison is attracted instantly to the beautiful Hayley, but he’s suspicious of her curiosity. Can she be a spy for a rival builder? He’s been burned by deceit before, but as he spends time with Hayley, he falls hard.

Hayley knows she has much more at stake than fulfilling her mother’s Christmas dream, and when she confesses to Blake the real reason for her visit, his reaction is what she feared. He wants her gone. But Hayley knows how to fight for what she wants.

Another heart-warming story set in Sweetheart, Montana, home to The Starr Brothers of Montana series.


📝My Review📝: 🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄

of 5 stars

I’ve recently read a lot of Christmas romances and have enjoyed them all. This book especially was delightful. I loved all the characters, the premise and the fact the story took place over the Christmas holidays. In addition, I loved the family dynamic, the scene and small-town loyalty. This book also had all the feels I look for in a perfect romance. Written with care and attention to detail, this book will warm your heart.

Hayley and Blake…..

Hayley is on a mission to find her mother’s long-lost brother. Hayley’s mother hasn’t seen her brother since she was a child. He left town, never to return. No one knows why or where he is after four decades. So much time apart! Heartbreaking! Hayley does some research and finds a man in Montana that could be him. So, she goes there to find him and hopefully gain a reunion for her mother. I am not going into details because there is a bit of mystery and suspense that unravels over the course of the book.

Blake is an architect who works for Hayley’s uncle with the hopes to one day take over the business. Blake has trust issues caused by a previous relationship. So even though his first reaction to Hayley is attraction, he won’t let his walls down; afraid to be hurt again.

Again, I won’t go into details but I can tell you that there’s some angst and secrets that could destroy what Hayley and Blake are building. But I do promise you a beautiful happily-ever-after.

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



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