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📝Review📝: Cowboys Need Not Apply by Robert Tate Miller ~ My Rating: 4 ~ #ContemporaryRomance ~ Release Date: August 13th 2019

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Cowboys Need Not Apply

By

Robert Tate Miller

Genre:  #ContemporaryRomance #OppositesAttract #TheCOwboyAndThe Ballerina

My Rating:  4

Cover:  4

POV:  Third-person dual perspectives

Publication:  August 13th 2019

Read:  May 9th 2019  *ARC provided via NetGalley

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Synopsis:

No, prima donna ballerina Jessica Carmichael isn’t interested in the rough-and-tumble rodeo cowboy she met in physical therapy. In fact, she’s actively uninterested in his cocky smile, and his go-with-the-flow attitude, and how his silly little bets make her work harder than ever to fix her knee. She’d like nothing more than to strangle him, if she wasn’t so busy thinking about kissing him.

Matt Walker’s best hope of getting back in the saddle is charming Jessica into teaching him ballet. He needs to get back on the bronc…even if he has to get there in tights. Only the uptight ballerina lives in a completely different world, one he wouldn’t touch with a ten-foot mechanical bull. But maybe the one thing she needs more than control is to lose control for once—with him.

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📝My Review📝: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Cowboys Need Not ApplyCowboys Need Not Apply by Robert Tate Miller

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was my first book by Robert Tate Miller. I enjoyed it and would like to read more from this author. I describe this book as a low angst, clean romance. The story was entertaining and the characters were fun and witty, with the exception of Jessica, one of the protagonists. Jessica was not the friendliest. I would describe her as standoffish and pretentious. She is a ballerina brought up in a wealthy household so this has shaped her character. I was not her biggest fan for most of the book however, I appreciated how her character grew and developed into someone I could like as the story moved forward.

Matt was fun and witty, if not stubborn, from the beginning. While he was the complete opposite of Jessica in personality, they had good chemistry and I enjoyed watching their relationship develop. If I’m honest, which I am, Matt was the true hero of the book. It was Matt that helped me to enjoy this story. As I mentioned earlier, Jessica was not very personable as well as difficult to like. But by the end my opinion changed.

Briefly, I’ll tell you that both Matt and Jessica injured themselves doing what they each loved. Both ended up with similar knee injuries and at the same rehabilitation center. It was here they first meet. I won’t go into details because you should experience their relationship without any spoilers from me. While their friendship started off slowly, I enjoyed watching them together. Each had something to teach the other and this helped grow appreciation for their respective careers and what shaped them to be the people they are.

There were times, I wondered how Matt and Jessica would work in the end. They both had completely different personalities; completely different lives. In addition, they lived 2,000 miles from each other. Thankfully, though, they did work it out in the sweetest happily-ever-after.

As I understand it, this trope was new to this author. I want to say, I think he did a great job and I would love to read more, especially regarding cowboys. 😉

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

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RELEASE BLITZ ~ Title: LASS, Author: Harloe Rae, Genre: New Adult/Friends-to-Lovers/Opposites Attract, Release Date: January 31, 2019

 

 

Title: LASS
Author: Harloe Rae
Genre: New Adult/Friends-to-Lovers/Opposites Attract

Release Date: January 31, 2019

Blurb
Addison Walker is every fantasy I never dared to believe in.
Moving to this town was already monumental.
Finding her removes any lingering doubt.
She’s bold and vibrant.
Beautiful and confident.
Far too good for the likes of me.
Luckily, I’ve never been very good at avoiding temptation.
My desire is growing beyond control.
I’m done waiting on the sidelines.
When opportunity strikes, I eagerly take advantage.
Signing on the dotted line before thinking twice.
The repercussions cross my mind far too late.
When she swiftly sticks me in the friend-zone, there’s not a
damn thing I can do about it.
Addison is just down the hall—might as well be miles away.
Temptation drives me to the edge of sanity.
She speaks to my deepest cravings like a siren.
Our chemistry blurs every line.
This battle seems impossible to win.
Yet my determination doesn’t wane.
It only takes one night to change everything.
After all, I didn’t come all this way to settle for less.
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Excerpt
“Are you sure?” Because she isn’t acting like it.
“Yeah, this will solve the questioning.” That doesn’t sound
so great.
I rock back on my heels. “About?”
Splotches of red stain her cheeks. “Ah, well… if this,”
she motions between us, “was heading in a romantic direction.”
I feel the blood drain from my face. “What do you mean?”
“If we’re living together, the potential of us dating is
zippo. We’ll be roommates and friends, but that’s all. Otherwise it will be
awkward and tense and blah. No, thanks. Setting this boundary will cut out the
possibility.”
I choke on the brick lodged in my throat. “Wait, what?”
“Can you imagine the mess we’d be stuck in if things went
sour? Better to not chance it, right?”
No.
No, no, no.
I blink slowly, trying to process her words. Is this an
unwritten rule I wasn’t aware of? And what, now I’m trapped in the friend-zone?
I avert my eyes, glaring at a neon sign stuck to the far wall. An outcome that
doesn’t involve us as a couple seems impossible. I rapidly search for a
counter-argument, begging for a way out of this mess.
What the hell happens now?

 

Author Bio
Harloe Rae
is a Minnesota gal with a serious addiction to romance. She’s always chasing an
epic happily ever after.
When she’s
not buried in the writing cave, Harloe can be found hanging with her hubby and
son. If the weather permits, she loves being lakeside or out in the country
with her horses.
Harloe is the author of Redefining Us, Forget You Not, Watch
Me Follow, GENT, MISS, and LASS. These titles are available on Amazon.

 

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📝REVIEW📝 ~ 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 ~ Moostletoe by Tiffinie Helmer ~ Genre: #HolidayRomance ~ Release Date: December 1st 2016

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MOOSTLETOE

BY

TIFFINIE HELMER

Genre:  #Romance #HolidayRomance #ChristmasRomance

My Rating:  5

Cover: 5

Publication:  December 1st 2016

Read:  December 15th 2018

POV:  Third-person dual perspectives

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SYNOPSIS:

Alaska’s matchmaking moose, Bullwinkle, has his sights set on a most unlikely pair. Holly Noelle Snow loves Christmas so much she could be one of Santa’s elves, and Reese Sutton might as well be Scrooge. But there is no way BW will allow these two to ruin his perfect track record. Even if he has to bind them together with Christmas lights.

Police Chief Reese Sutton is haunted by his Christmas past, and he’s determined not to fall for Holly, the sexy shop owner of Mooseletoe, who promises to be as naughty as she is nice.
While Sutton’s kisses burn Holly up, his bah humbug attitude leaves her cold, resurrecting her abandonment issues that she believed had been laid to rest.

It will take a Christmas miracle, or one very persistent moose, for these two opposites to risk falling in love with each other.

*Please note, this book was free at the time I read it and I don’t know how long the promotion was going on for.

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📝MY REVIEW📝:

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars!
What a fun book! It was silly and sweet and even sexy. Tiffinie Helmer is a new author for me. Moostletoe is my very first book by this author. Truthfully, I don’t know if I would have come across this author if it wasn’t for a free promotion included in an email I received. I am so happy I got to read this fantastical, whimsical and humorous romance.

Noelle reminds me of myself. If I could pick up my life, move to Alaska and sell Christmas all year round, I would. At least give it a try because I’m not so confident I’d survive the short days and freezing temperatures. Still, I think the whole premise of this book was adorable. In addition, the characters added depth and a ton of humor. Especially BW, lol.

Reese has a bad attitude toward the holidays. His churlish nature spills over into his relationships. Or should I say, lack of? Reese is not a commitment guy. Not anymore, at least. Will two complete opposites find warmth and love with each other? Or will past insecurities leave them cold and lonely? One of my favorite moments in this book happens at the. What an amazing gesture by Reese! I can’t say more but you’ll just love it as well.

If you have room for one more Christmas romance on your TBR’s, I absolutely recommend you check this book out. I will certainly be reading more from this author. I just adored this wonderful book!

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

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📝REVIEW📝 ~ 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 ~ Title: Takedown ~ Series: Fighting For Love #3 ~ Author: Nikki Ash ~ Genre: Sports/Single mom Romance ~ Release Date: July 28th 2018 ~ “🙌Absolutely loved this book! 🙌”

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TAKEDOWN

Fighting For Love Book Three

By

Nikki Ash

Genre:  #Romance #SportsRomance #SingleMomRomance

My Rating:  Absolutely 5 Shining Stars!

Cover:  5

Publication:  July 28th 2018

Read:  July 23rd 2018  (ARC)

POV:  First-person dual perspectives

Series:  Fighting For Love:  Tapping Out; Clinched; Takedown

Check out series:  https://www.goodreads.com/series/231135-fighting-love

Synopsis:

Mila
Pregnant and married at the young age of eighteen, I settled into my life not knowing there could ever be more.

Until Mason, with his cocky smirk and magnetic baby blue eyes. With a single look and a few words, he made me feel sexy and alive. But as quickly as he came into my life, he was gone, leaving me wanting more.

A few days later my mom died, and her final words of advice—life’s too short to settle—are what I vowed to live my life by. Not even a year after her death, I was divorced and ready to find the one.

Only I didn’t realize how difficult it would be to find someone who could make me feel the way Mason did. Five years later, and I’m still single, looking for my forever.

Mason
I’m the guy who fights and f*cks. The guy who goes fishing but never keeps what he catches. The responsibility that comes with commitment isn’t for me.

Until Mila comes back into my life making me want things I’ve never imagined wanting. Now, the man I’ve always been is quickly losing the fight against the man I want to be.

I’m supposed to want the woman who wants the right now. Yet, I’m falling for the woman who wants the forever.

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My Review:

Takedown (Fighting Love #3)Takedown by Nikki Ash

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars…..

Every book I read by Nikki Ash becomes my favorite! That’s right! Takedown is my newest favorite. But of course I know that will change when I read another of her amazing books. I’m so happy, that while I have read several of this author’s books, there are some I haven’t. I can’t wait to for the opportunity to read them. Nikki Ash has an amazing talent for writing a story that not only tugs at your heartstrings, but brings you sexiness, romance, angst, vulnerability and the sweetest of happily-ever-afters. Totally swoon-worthy endings!

Mason and Mila…..
We’ve met both these characters in previous titles. I liked them then and I love them now. Both Mila and Mason have different personalities. Mila is a single mom looking for a happily-ever-after. While she is attracted to Mason, that’s all it can be because he is definitely not “night in shining armor” material.

Or is he?

Mason doesn’t want to depend on anyone. And he most definitely doesn’t want anyone depending on him. He is not looking for a relationship, ever. He will never put himself in a position where someone would have to count on him. In my honest opinion, Mason was way too hard on himself. My heart ached for him. I want to add right here that Mason had his faults but I found him to be a loving, caring, loyal man. He was a gentlemen in every sense. The author is amazing at giving us not only Mila, but Mason’s perspective. I can’t tell you how much better this story was, how full of depth and complexity I found Mason’s character to be, having had a front seat to his thoughts. I won’t go into details because bits and pieces of Mason’s past are revealed throughout the entire book. And I loved that. I was too busy being engaged in the story to worry about the angsty parts. Yeah, I’m not a huge fan of angst but I know that a great book will have a perfect balance of it. Takedown was perfect in that aspect.

In addition to a great story, we also get to visit with past friends from previous books. There are always friends and family present on the pages. This was another favorite for me. I recommend you check out the “Fighting For Love” series. While each book can definitely read as a standalone, you will enjoy the experience twice as much if you can read them in order. Nikki’s writing pace is smooth and steady so you can devour these books in no time at all.

As always, I look forward to reading more by this author.
This is my honest and unbiased opinion. Thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂

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📝REVIEW📝 ~ 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 ~ Title: That Guy ~ Author: Belle Brooks ~ Genre: Romantic Comedy ~ Release Date: August 8th 2018

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By

Belle Brooks

Genre:  #RomanticComedy

My Rating:  5

Cover:  4

Publication:  August 8th 2018

Read:  July 15th 2018  (ARC)

POV:  Single perspective from heroine

Add to Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37795687-that-guy

Synopsis:

A modern way of finding love. One deserted island of luxury. Two people. Three out cards. And a whole lot of possibilities.

Melinda takes the advice of her best friend, Chris. She signs up to a new dating service that pairs you statistically to the one you’re supposed to love. Finding it — love that is — using the more conventional methods, has not been a successful venture for Mindy, and with her biological clock ticking, she uses a more desperate method and takes the plunge into a possible happily ever after.

The thing is, when she boards the boat to a secret location, she doesn’t realise the man waiting for her is someone she’s previously met.

Chance encounters occur more frequently than we realise. Being blind to them is part of a bustling world. But, being faced with them can lead to a hilarious three weeks between two opposites who might just attract.

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My Review:

That GuyThat Guy by Belle Brooks

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars

Can I just die of embarrassment now? This book was not only hysterically funny but I literally experienced second-hand embarrassment throughout nearly the whole novel. Oh. My. God! Could a heroine be more prone to bad luck and mortifying situations than Melinda?

Melinda is living her life, just going through the motions. She’s getting her bills paid while at a job that she hates. Something in her recent past has caused her life and goals to take a 180 degree turn. She is not doing the job she was meant to do. She is not happy in her current circumstances. Unfortunately extremely low self-esteem only adds to her misery. The only bright sides to her life are her sweet cat and her outrageously funny, witty, sassy gay best friend Chris. Chris is another very positive aspect of this book. He was a complete scene stealer and I adored him.

When I first read the blurb for this book, I was intrigued. I knew it would be something I would love reading. However, the blurb says that once Melinda gets to the island, the comedy happens. Not true! I was laughing from the first pages; way before the island. The author does a great job with monologue and I felt like I was inside Melinda’s head. Hence the reason I was embarrassed right along with her.

There are several characters on the pages bringing more depth and complexity to the storyline helping to add some seriousness to the premise. While I assumed I knew what was happening, I was repeatedly surprised. Also, I like that the author took liberties with boundaries and blurred some lines that other authors haven’t. I don’t want to spoil anything for you because that would just ruin this multi-entertaining book. You truly need to experience Melinda on your own. There are some cringe-worthy moments, lol!

Arlie is the hero. And while I truly wish the author gave us his perspective as well as Melinda’s, I still found I could connect with him. I’ll be honest, for me when a book only has a single perspective from the heroine, I am disappointed more times than not and have been known to pass on books written that way. I truly need to be inside both the H/h minds while reading so I can connect, relate and understand the characters better. I hate not being sure about things like sincerity and other emotions. That said, this author did a good job with helping me connect to Arlie, however I do wish I had that proverbial front seat to his thoughts when Melinda was having her “moments.”

This book is not only funny. There is romance and a beautiful island. There are great secondary characters. I was very entertained by this book and look forward to reading more from this author.

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

AVAILABLE NOW! ~   Title: Beach Bum Billion-Heiress, Series: Beach Squad Series, Author: Marika Ray, Genre: Billionaire/Opposites Attract, Release Date: June 21, 2018

Title: Beach Bum Billion-Heiress
Series: Beach Squad Series
Author: Marika Ray
Genre: Billionaire/Opposites Attract
Release Date: June 21, 2018


Can an heiress get down and dirty with a local lifeguard…for longer than one night? 

When a hippie girl with a free spirit grows up in an “old money” conservative family, arguments are sure to ensue. Right before her thirtieth birthday, Sage’s father, sick of her bohemian lifestyle, gives her an ultimatum – tear down The Surf Shack in Huntington Beach and build a five-star restaurant, or lose her trust fund AND his multi-billion dollar company. 

Jax, the owner of The Surf Shack, has vowed to keep his late father’s shop running while juggling his full-time job as a beach lifeguard…even if the hot little thing in a business suit tempts him with her conflicting personalities. Is she a business shark in a designer suit? Or a Mother Earth loving hippie who wants to get dirty with him?

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