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NEW RELEASE & ๐Ÿ“REVIEW๐Ÿ“: Faithful (The Mountain Man’s Babies Book Ten) by Frankie Love ~ Available Now!

 

 

 

 

 

The moment I saw her I knew.Knew that we would have a future, a family, a forever.Her father says she’s too young, too naive, too innocent.But she is more than he knows.She’s the love of my goddamn life.She is gone in the blink of an eye.But this mountain was made for miracles, and I’m fighting for ours.I have faith in the impossible.Faith in us.And nothing will stop me from being the man she needs.Dear Reader, FAITHFUL is the epic conclusion to the most romantic series to ever land on your Kindle.I didn’t hold back with this one. Suspense. Secrets. Steam.But most of all, babies.I promise you, Jonah is the baby-daddy of the year. Get ready, sweetheart…This trip to Miracle Mountain is gonna be one heck of a ride!

xo, Frankie

Frankie Love writes filthy-sweet stories about bad boys and mountain men. As a thirty-something mom who is ridiculously in love with her own bearded hottie, she believes in
love-at-first-sight and happily-ever-afters. She also believes in the power of a quickie.

You can find her at FRANKIELOVE.NET or on FB.
Frankie also writes under the pen names CHARLIE HART.

 

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๐Ÿ“My Review๐Ÿ“:

This book was sweet and emotional. My heart was heavy for what was happening. Even knowing there would be a happily-ever-after, I still was worried. Faithful is book ten in The Mountain Man’s Babies series. And sadly, it is also the last. While I haven’t had the pleasure of reading them all, I have read several and enjoyed them.

I won’t go into much detail because I wouldn’t want to spoil anything for you. Jonah returns to Miracle Mountain from being in Alaska for the last year and a half. He feels it’s time to settle down. He wants what all his fellow mountain friends have. Love of a significant other, and family. Jonah is not expecting to find that so quickly but he does. And when that happens, he holds on tight and never lets go. Here is where I can’t tell you more. Not only is it emotional and quite sad, but what happens, no matter how awful, it only adds to the sweetest ending.

I have to say, as is usual for me with Frankie Love novels, I adored these characters. That said, because nothing in life is perfect, there were times I was frustrated and not a little angry at some aspects. Of course that is par for the course so I expected it. As I said earlier, my grief was non-existent by the end. I truly wish that men like Jonah existed. I think this world would be a better place. ๐Ÿ˜‰

This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it. ๐Ÿ™‚

๐Ÿ“REVIEW๐Ÿ“: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ 5 Stars to Going Deep (Imperfect Love #2) by Nikki Ash ~ Genre: Contemporary/Sports/Enemies to Lovers, Release Date: April 6th 2019

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BY

NIKKI ASH

Genre: ย #Romance #SportsRomance #EnemiesToLovers #Contemporary #BookBoyfriends

My Rating: ย 5

Cover: 5

Publication: ย April 6th 2019

Read: ย March 23rd 2019 ย *ARC provided by Enticing Journey Book Promotions

Series: ย Imperfect Love Book Two ย 

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POV: ย First-person dual perspectives

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Synopsis:

Going deep: In football it means running down the field for a long pass. Youโ€™re serious. Committed. Unstoppable. As a wide receiver, itโ€™s a term Iโ€™m all too familiar with. Itโ€™s who I am, at least when it comes to my career.

For the past decade, football has been the only thing Iโ€™ve allowed myself to commit to. That is until a beautiful, blue-eyed temptress steps into my limo to escort me to a charity function.

Sheโ€™s strong, independent, and quick witted. Everything I want in a woman. Thereโ€™s just one problem. Sheโ€™s not mine for the taking. But thatโ€™s not going to stop me from winning her heart.

Iโ€™m in deep with this woman. Iโ€™m running down the field with my arms and heart open, ready for the catch. Now all I need is for her to throw the ball.

 

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๐Ÿ“My Review๐Ÿ“:

Going Deep (Imperfect Love #2)Going Deep by Nikki Ash

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars!
Nikki Ash is amazing! She has quickly found a permanent place on my top ten favorite author’s list. I have never came away from one her her books disappointed. If anything, after reading her books, I want more.

So……while I absolutely loved this book, the H/h were not easy to like in the beginning chapters. Both of them treated the other horribly. Mean things were often said and many assumptions were made. Killian and Giselle are the epitome of the love/hate relationship only they didn’t know it. There is a slow development of their relationship as it grows from animosity, to tolerance, to friends to more. Of course the more is my favorite.

Killian is a pro football player and Giselle is interning at a prestigious interior design firm. While Killian is in a good place, he is not looking for a relationship. He has a story that will break your heart and give you that justification of why he acts the way her does. Killian is loyal and generous. He is sexy and and every woman’s dream man. I actually liked him better than Nick from the previous book, The Pick Up. And that says a lot because Nick is an amazing character.

Killian will become the hero that Giselle claims she doesn’t need or want. Once she lets Killian inside her heart, Giselle can finally find peace with her life and find love. Without going into details, Giselle has been going through a very difficult time in her life. She has had to make some decisions that I personally did not like. Thought I understood, and did not judge her because of it. Thankfully Killian didn’t either.

This book was really amazing and I don’t want to say too much more about it. You should enjoy it on you own. I will say that if you haven’t read this author yet, You are truly missing out on some very talented writing.

This is my honest and unbiased review. Thant you for taking the time to read it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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๐Ÿ“REVIEW๐Ÿ“ For: Roping Cade: Burlap and Barbed Wire #4 ~ By Shirley Penick ~ Genre: #Romance ~ My Rating ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ ~ Available Now!

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ROPING CADE

BY

SHIRLEY PENICK

Genre: ย #Romance #CowboyRomance #FakeRelationshipRomance #Standalone #LightSuspense #Humor

My Rating: ย 4

Cover: ย 5

POV: ย Third-person dual perspectives

Publication: ย September 6th 2019

Read: ย February 25th 2019 ย *Review copy provided by Bemybookboyfriend Promotions

Kindle Edition: ย 219 pages

Series: ย Burlap And Barbed Wire Book Four

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Synopsis:

Summer Attwood has been hiding in baggy clothes and ugly glasses for nearly ten years. When the town hottie asks her to be his faux girl-friend for a couple of weeks she decides itโ€™s time to put away the disguise and shine.

Cade Kipling canโ€™t believe the beautiful woman that emerges from the cocoon of overalls and over sized glasses. If he wasnโ€™t dead set on taking a few months to get his head on straight, after his long time abusive girl-friend dumped him, heโ€™d be after Summer in a heartbeat.

Two weeks of dating will either kill them or change their lives forever.

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๐Ÿ“My Review๐Ÿ“:

Roping Cade: Burlap and Barbed WireRoping Cade: Burlap and Barbed Wire by Shirley Penick

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Roping Cade has a different feel than the previous books in this series. The author touched on a couple of types of abuse. I won’t go into details on that because you’ll want to read it on your own.

As with the prior books, this one flowed nicely and I did find myself eating up the pages to get to the HEA. That said, I was a bit disappointed in the main characters for different reasons. Cade had been in a previous relationship where he was on and off with the woman for nearly twelve years. I tried very hard to understand his feelings regarding why he stayed so long with his ex and just couldn’t justify why. His ex walked all over him and he never stood up for himself. He believed he had a good reason for his putting up with his ex but I couldn’t see it. Sadly to say, Cade was not portrayed as a strong male lead. That said, I still adored him and rooted for him to have a happy-ever-after. He was a very likable character.

Summer had her own issues. She had secrets and I understood why she kept them. Summer had been hiding her true self for ten years. And when Cade asked her to pretend to be his girlfriend for a while, Summer practically leaps out of her shell. Cade gave her the confidence she needed to be free of her past. And Summer helped Cade to heal from his.

There are definitely bumps in the road for these two. But once both Cade and Summer can believe in themselves, they are able to move forward with each other and with new goals. I enjoyed reading this book and I am curious as to which of the remaining two siblings will get a book next. I just hope the author doesn’t keep us waiting too long.

This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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๐Ÿ“REVIEW๐Ÿ“: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ ~ Entangled (The Accidental Billionaires #2) by J.S. Scott ~ Genre: Contemporary Billionaire Second Chance Romance ~ Expected publication: April 30th 2019

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BY

J.S. SCOTT

Genres: ย #Romance #ContemporaryRomance #BillionaireRomance #SecondChanceRomance

My Rating: ย 5

Cover: ย 4

Publication: ย April 30th 2019 (subject to change) ย *ARC provided by author via NetGalley

POV: ย First-person dual perspectives

Series: ย The Accidental Billionaires Book Two

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Synopsis:

Thereโ€™s nothing richer than a second chance in the steamy second book of New York Times bestselling author J.S. Scottโ€™s Accidental Billionaires series.

Aiden Sinclair was a commercial fisherman before he suddenly came into his billionaire inheritanceโ€”not that heโ€™s complaining. Being a Sinclair does have its perks. But things were simpler before the money. He may have been dirt poor, but he loved his job and fully intended to always come back from the sea to his girlfriend, Skye Weston, so they could move toward something more permanent. Or at least that had been the plan . . . until he returned from a two-month fishing trip to discover that she had moved away and was marrying somebody else. It tore his world apart.

Now Skyeโ€™s back in town after nearly a decade. Sheโ€™s a single mother and just as beautiful as ever. However, for some odd reason, she appears to hate him, when it should be Aiden who wants nothing to do with the woman who dumped him. Unfortunately, more than nine years of separation has done nothing to put a damper on their white-hot chemistry when theyโ€™re together. But even if those feelings are real, Skye has been keeping secrets. The truth of the past is about to come to light, and there is so much more at stake than just Aidenโ€™s heart.

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๐Ÿ“My Review๐Ÿ“:

Entangled (The Accidental Billionaires, #2)Entangled by J.S. Scott

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What can I say? This was a 5 star read for me. This author writes a lot of Billionaire romances. And from what I can tell quite a few of them are interconnected in some way. The Billionaires in this series are “accidental billionaires.” These Sinclair siblings grew up poor and struggled in many ways. I did not actually read book one prior to reading this one. Entangled is a standalone. That said, while you can definitely follow along, I did have some questions regarding the details of how this group of Sinclairs became billionaires. I will definitely be back-reading to get my answers.

So, this is a second chance romance with a lot of emotional baggage. Aiden and Skye were a couple for a very brief time when she was eighteen and he was 5/6 years older. Aiden left on an eight week fishing trip, looking forward to his return when he could work on his future with Skye. Unfortunately, Skye was gone when he returned and Aiden was heartbroken. Here is where I tell you that you will have to read this on your own. I can tell you there are misunderstandings, a lot of rampant emotions and a sweet happily-ever-after.

I truly enjoyed reading this book. It was well written and flowed nicely. I definitely will read more from this author!

This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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๐Ÿ“REVIEW๐Ÿ“: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ ~ Tempting Chase (Burlap And Barbed Wire #3) by Shirley Penick ~ Release Date: July 1st 2018

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BY

SHIRLEY PENICK

Genre: ย #Romance #CowboyRomance #Standalone

POV: ย Third-person dual perspectives

My Rating: ย 4

Cover: ย 4

Publication: ย July 1st 2018

Read: ย February 24th 2019 ย *ARC provided by Bemybookboyfriend Promotions

Series: ย Burlap And Barbed Wire Book Three

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Synopsis:

Friends forever. Chase Kipling and his twin brother Cade have been best friends with Katie since grade school. They hang out together all the time, riding horses, playing cards, going to movies and sporting events. A fun friendship for all three of them. Until a new guy in town mentions what a sexy woman she is. Chase sees red at the comment, how dare some guy lust after his best friend. Sure, sheโ€™s beautiful and sexy and has a great laughโ€ฆ and now his eyes are opened and thereโ€™s no turning back.

Katie Jackson has known Chase since first grade, sheโ€™s had a crush on him since middle school, and loved him since, well, probably forever. But heโ€™s got her firmly in the friend zone and she has no idea how to change that. Or if she even wants to risk changing it. After all friends is better than nothing. Isnโ€™t it?

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๐Ÿ“My Review๐Ÿ“:

Tempting ChaseTempting Chase by Shirley Penick

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Tempting Chase is book three in this series. As with the two previous books in the series, the author does a good job pulling you into the story. This book was a bit different that the previous two because the majority of the book takes place in town since that is where Katie lives and works. This book ha a bit of suspense but nothing to eventful or angst. In fact, I enjoyed the light suspense aspect in this book very much.

Chase and his twin brother Cade have been friends with Katie since childhood. Their friendship has always been platonic and both brothers are protective of her. But there has never been any romantic feelings. That is until a comment made by another man, shines a new light on Katie where Chase is concerned. After twenty years of friendship, Chase is seeing Katie in a whole new light. Predictably, he doesn’t know what to do with his new feelings. Katie has no problem showing him what to do. She has loved him for so long. When she finally makes the decision to “go fo it,” Chase is not prepared. I loved watching these two together. I believed their attraction. The chemistry between Chase and Katie was scorching and when they finally acted on their attraction, it was perfect.

From that point on, the story moves very quickly. Chase will make some mistakes in which a lot of groveling is involved. I actually loved that part. The grand gestures from flawed heroes are some of my favorite aspects of romance novels and this one did not disappoint.

Without saying anything more, I will tell you that I truly liked this book. Chase has been one of many favorite characters from when we meet him in the first book. His twin brother Cade’s book is going to be my next read and I can’t wait to see how that one turns out.

This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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๐Ÿ“REVIEW๐Ÿ“: Taming Adam (Bulap And Barbed Wire Book Two) by Shirley Penick ~ Release Date: March 28th 2018

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BY

SHIRLEY PENICK

Genre: ย #Romance #CowboyRomance #Standalone

POV: ย Third-person dual perspectives

My Rating: ย 4

Cover: ย 4

Publication: ย March 28th 2018

Read: ย February 24th 2019 ย *ARC provided by Bemybookboyfriend Promotions

Series: ย Burlap And Barbed Wire Book Two

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Synopsis:

There are five brothers. Each one of them have killer good looks. One is engaged to her best friend. That leaves four to flirt with, four hot men, so why does she only have eyes for the oldest grumpiest one in the bunch. Rachel Reardon has to question her own sanity when sheโ€™s enthralled with a man she can hardly stand to speak to. A first-class jerk and sexy as sin.

Adam Kipling canโ€™t believe his bad luck when his soon-to-be sister-in-lawโ€™s best friend arrives. She is smoking hot and too damn young for him. He has responsibilities as the oldest sibling and they do not include flirting with young women.

There isnโ€™t enough land on this Colorado ranch to keep them far enough apart. An explosion of some sort is inevitable.

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๐Ÿ“My Review๐Ÿ“:

ย Taming AdamTaming Adam by Shirley Penick

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Cute story.
This is the second book in this series. Just like book one, this was a steady paced book. The author does a great job with word building, scene setting, etc. I had a great picture in my mind of the ranch, mountains; all of it.

I enjoyed this book almost as much as the first, however the ending was not what I was anticipating; it was abrupt and lacked the grand gesture I assumed would be coming. I really expected more and when that ending came, I was disappointed. Other than those last few pages, I enjoyed the book and can’t wait to read the next brother’s story. The characters in these books are endearing and you just can’t help wanting to make sure they have their happy endings.

Rachel is visiting the ranch to help her best friend Alyssa plan her up coming wedding to Beau. In addition, Rachel will be photographing just about everything. Since she will be staying at the ranch for three months, she has plenty of time to take all the photos she wants. And there is also plenty of time to fall for the oldest Kipling brother, Adam. Adam was portrayed as a stick-in-the-mud, by -the-book type of guy. Despite being gorgeous, well-built and his smile could bring any woman to her knees, Adam’s attitude was not attractive. There were several moments where Rachel had to put him in his place. I enjoyed those moments very much.

I don’t want to go into any details because once Adam decides he can’t fight his attraction to Rachel any longer, things progress quickly, get a bit angsty, and then resolve quickly.

Do I recommend this book? I do. I especially recommend it to those that love cowboy romances. Taming Adam was a sweet story with very little in the way of angst or suspense. There were a few issues of suspense but they were resolved without drama. All in all, a cute story.

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๐Ÿ“REVIEW๐Ÿ“ ~ A Cowboy for Alyssa (Burlap And Barbed Wire #1) by Shirley Penick ~ Release Date: January 18th 2018

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A COWBOY FOR ALYSSA

BY

SHIRLEY PENICK

Genre: ย #Romance #CowboyRomance #Standalone

My Rating: ย 4.5

Cover: ย 4

Publication: ย January 18th 2018

Read: ย February 22nd 2019 ย *ARC provided by Bemybookboyfriend Promotions

POV: ย Third-person dual perspectives

Series: ย Burlap and Barbed Wire Book One

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Synopsis:

Alyssa Jefferson is ready to start her veterinary internship at the Rockin’ K ranch, in the beautiful Colorado Rockies, where she will be assisting with the births of over three hundred pregnant cows. Itโ€™s a dream come true, and sheโ€™s so excited the joy is oozing from her. As icing on the cake, it appears the brothers that own the ranch are sexy as can be. A few months with some eye candy, is just what the doctor ordered.

Beau Kipling sees the sweet young thing coming for her riding lesson, and feels a kick to his gut. What is this hot young woman doing dating a man old enough to be her father? Heโ€™s so ticked off, he canโ€™t stop himself from being an ass to her. Heโ€™s never, in his whole life, felt the instant attraction he feels for this female, and sheโ€™s some old guys arm candy.

When the truth is revealed, that Alyssa is his intern for the spring, and not the sheriffโ€™s new girlfriend, Beau knows heโ€™s blown it. And he canโ€™t even explain why he was so mean. No woman wants to hear a guy thought she was a gold digger. Now they must work together all spring. Can he convince her to give him a second chance?

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๐Ÿ“My Review๐Ÿ“:

A Cowboy for AlyssaA Cowboy for Alyssa by Shirley Penick

4.5 Stars!
I am a new reader to this author. First, I’d like to say I truly enjoyed her writing. Since this was my first book from Shirley Penick, I didn’t know what to expect. The flow with her writing was smooth and the pace steady. I was not bored at all. Nor was I able to put this book down until I got my HEA. There are several secondary characters that gave more depth to the story as well as piquing my curiosity toward the next books in the series, which I will be reading soon!

Alyssa will be interning with Beau, who is a veterinarian. She is intelligent and beautiful and totally has Beau’s attention. Everything about her intrigues him. Unfortunately, when Alyssa arrives at the ranch for her interview, Beau mistakes her for someone else. As a result there is some groveling. Their relationship builds slowly which I appreciated. That aspect made this story more believable.

There is also some humor, a bit of suspense and angst, but not too much. Another aspect I truly enjoyed was the scene setting and descriptions of all the veterinary care. It was believable. One more element I loved was the introduction to all the other family members and friends. Everyone was personable and had great character elements.

I recommend this book, especially to those of you that love cowboy romance with a believable couple and the sweetest happily-ever-after. Beau came through with the grand gesture! I loved it!

This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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๐Ÿ“REVIEW๐Ÿ“: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ Lessons From A One Night Stand (The Baileys Book One) by Piper Rayne ~ Genre: Romantic Comedy ~ Available Now!

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BY

PIPER RAYNE

Series: ย The Baileys Book One

Genre: ย #RomanticComedy #ContemporaryRomance

My Rating: ย 5

Cover: ย 5

Publication: ย February 7th 2019

Read: ย February 20th 2019

POV: ย First-person dual perspectives

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Synopsis:
Lessons From A One Night Stand

If youโ€™re a guy like me, and you find yourself having banged your sexy new bossโ€”the school principalโ€”in the back of your Jeep one drunken night, hereโ€™s a few takeaways based on my experience…

Lesson One: Always get her FULL name.

Lesson Two: Consider asking what she does for a living.

Lesson Three: Find out why sheโ€™s moved to town. Get details. Details are crucial.

Lesson Four: Donโ€™t alter her bio in front of an auditorium of high school students unless you know she has a sense of humor for that sort of thing.

Lesson Five: If you ignore Lesson Four, apologize instead of flirt when youโ€™re sent to the principalโ€™s office.

Lesson Six: NEVER sleep with her again.

Lesson Seven: Pay attention to this oneโ€”itโ€™s the most important of them all.
Donโ€™t fall for your one-night stand.

Class dismissed.

 

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๐Ÿ“My Review๐Ÿ“: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ

This just might be my new favorite Piper Rayne book! What great opener to this series!
I am so excited that this series has so many siblings. That just means more fun and flirty books! I have read almost every book from this author due and they never disappoint. Their books are humorous with a touch of angst and even a bit of suspense. While this book focuses on Austin and Holly, we are introduced to so many endearing secondary characters. I can’t wait for those books. Another aspect of this author is they don’t keep us waiting. There is never a long time lapse between books.

Austin is the oldest of the Bailey siblings. Nine years ago he put his baseball career on hold to come home and help raise his younger siblings along side his sister Savannah. Sadly their parents died and he needed to step up. Austin never regretted coming home and not pursuing his dreams of baseball. However, the last of the Bailey siblings will graduate at the end of the current school year and Austin wants to leave his hometown to pursue a baseball coaching position at a California University. This has been his dream for so long. But Austin will learn the hard way that dreams can change and he doesn’t have to leave town to pursue them.

Holly has moved to Alaska to take a job as principal at the high school Austin works at. It is only a temporary job but Holly doesn’t mind that because becoming the new principal was just the step she needed to find answers. You’ll have to read the book to find out all the details. I will say their first moments in the book were hilarious AND awkward. So great!

There is a lot of fun and humor in this book. But there are some sad elements too. Of course, there are miscommunications and some angst to balance the story out. In addition to having so much fun reading Lessons From A One Night Stand, it was believable. I never once doubted the chemistry and growing love between Austin and Holly. Even if they didn’t see it right away, as a reader I did!

Totally recommend this as a must read!

This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it. ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

 

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๐Ÿ“REVIEW๐Ÿ“ ~ ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ ~ Waiting For You: The Holbrook Series Book One ~ Genre: Romance ~ Author: Jasmine Stevens ~ Release Date: February 5th 2019 ~ Available Now!

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WAITING FOR YOU

BY

JASMINE STEVENS

Series: ย The Holbrook Series Book One

Genre: ย #Romance #FriendsToLovers #BookBoyfriend

POV: ย Third-person with both perspectives

My Rating: ย 5

Cover: ย 5

Publication: ย February 5th 2019

Read: ย February 15th 2019

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Synopsis:

Eighteen years ago Charlotte Denver left the quaint country town of Holbrook, after a tragic accident. Now, she’s back in town to renovate her old family home, which will feature in the magazine where she’s employed as a journalist. Making the rundown house sellable, will allow Charlotte to sever all ties with her tragic past and finally move forwardwith her life. That is until the one person she’d spent all these years trying to forget is contracted by her magazines editor to help her complete the job.

Will Beckett’s no longer the twelve year old kid who used to play practical jokes on her, tease her and make her belly laugh. Now he’s a ruggedly handsome, sweet talking, successful builder. Despite Will’s wholesome country charm and sexy smile, that makes Charlotteโ€™s heart skip a beat, she’s determined to concentrate on the job at hand and protect her heart at all costs.

Will never thought he woud see his best friend again, but now she’s back, as stubborn and strong-willed as ever. Her return reminds him all over again of everything she lost because of him, and he desperately wants her forgiveness. As they reacquaint with each other Will becomes just as determined to reunite their friendship as he’s set to win her heart.

Can Will break through Charlotte’s wall of defence or will his heart be broken again?

 

 

 

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๐Ÿ“My Review๐Ÿ“:

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars

What a fabulous book given this is a debut novel. Before I get into my review, I want to mention that this author took nearly six years to get this book to us. I read the author’s note at the end of the book. Truthfully, after reading that, I could appreciate this book even more. While you are reading, you will feel this is a seasoned author. Jasmine Stevens poured her heart and soul in this novel, that fact being very obvious. Great word building, extremely complex and flawed characters and a happily-ever-after that was worked hard for. Lottie and Will’s story is poignant, complex, heartbreaking, tragic, and thankfully, the author threw in some humorous moments to give the reader some balance of emotions. Definitely has all the “feels.”

A childhood tragedy tore two best friends apart. Lottie and Will would be separated for eighteen long years. And truthfully, if it wasn’t for the fact that Lottie had to take care of the disrepair of her childhood home, she would have never come back to her home town of Holbrook. Her reasons were justified, although I will say that Lottie frustrated the heck out of me. To be honest, it took quite some time before I liked her. Will, I adored from the beginning. Lottie treated him poorly for most of the book, all in the hopes of protecting her heart. Will was persistent, though. He wanted to be with Lottie. As a child he loved her the only way best friends could. But seeing her as an adult changed his perspective. I want to tell you, there is a sad story here for these two. That said, at this moment, I can’t think of two characters that are so well deserved of a happy ending. I was rooting for them from the beginning. Though there were times I worried it wasn’t going to happen.

This book is angsty. And while there is great chemistry between Lottie and Will and a huge amount of tension, their intimacy was sweet. I wouldn’t call this a clean romance, but it was a tame one. Also, while the writing flowed nicely, I found some of the story to drag in places. Of course, I was getting impatient for my happily-ever-after, so it could have just been me. Regardless, I loved this book, I recommend this book to anyone who loves romance and I will definitely be looking for the next installment in Jasmine Steven’s Holbrook Series.

This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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