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๐Ÿ“REVIEW๐Ÿ“: 4 ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ to “The Little Christmas House” by Author Tracy Rees, ~ Genre: Christmas Romance, Small-town Romance, ~ Release Date: October 22nd 2021

“The Little Christmas House”

By
Author Tracy Rees

Purchase: The Little Christmas House (Amazon)

Genre/Trope: #ChristmasRomance #SmalltownRomance #SingleFatherRomance

My Rating: 4

Cover: 5

POV: Third-person alternating narrative

Publication: October 22nd 2021

Read: September 14th 2021

Kindle: 234 pages

Add to Goodreads: The Little Christmas House

Synopsis:

In gorgeous Hopley village snow is falling and twinkly lights are going up but Holly Hanwell feels anything but Christmassyโ€ฆ

Itโ€™s meant to be the most wonderful time of the year but thirty-year-old Holly Hanwell doesnโ€™t really feel like celebratingโ€ฆ not after the bombshell news her boyfriend is leaving her to have a baby with someone else. So Hollyโ€™s organised a quiet Christmas in her cosy little house and plans to avoid the traditional village festivities, and anything resembling a man, at all costs.

That is until she bumps into sexy newcomer Edward. He recently bought Christmas House, at the edge of Hopley, but the renovations on the crumbling building are more than heโ€™d bargained for. Sheltering from the snowy weather in the warm village cafรฉ, Edward makes Holly laugh over delicious mugs of hot chocolate, topped with cream and sprinkles. Despite the spark between them, Holly knows she needs to protect her already fragile heart and sheโ€™s determined NOT to fall in love this Christmas.

But holiday magic works in mysterious ways and they keep crossing paths โ€“ at the nativity show, the carols, gift shopping โ€“ and then a festive crisis at Christmas House unexpectedly brings them together. Yet just as Holly realises her feelings are growing for handsome but complicated Edward she discovers a secret from his past which makes her question everything she thought she knew about himโ€ฆ

Will Holly and Edwardโ€™s December romance be over before itโ€™s begun? Or will this be a Christmas to remember?

A completely addictive, feel-good Christmas read! Perfect for fans of Trisha Ashley, Sarah Morgan and Carole Matthews.

My ๐Ÿ“Review๐Ÿ“: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ

Tracy Rees is a new author to me. I’m happy to have come across this book for several reasons, including I found a new author that appeals to me. Second, I love, love this cover! The artwork is bold and picturesque and very eye-catching. That was in fact what first caught my eye. After reading the synopsis, I new I was definitely going to read this one.

The Little Christmas House was an emotional holiday romance with flawed and lovable characters that I could not help but stand behind and cheer them on to their happily-ever-after. The romance development is slow and careful. Neither Edward or Holly are looking for romance. They are both only trying desperately to enjoy the holiday. Each has their own reasons for why; but with a nudge from unsuspecting characters, Holly and Edward find something much more poignant than Christmas itself.

I don’t want to go into details because you will want to experience this sweet, heartwarming Christmas romance on your own without any spoilers. I will tell you that there is some angst, heartache, wonderful secondary characters, a cleanly written storyline, and a beautiful ending. You truly can’t depend on the synopsis to lead you into this story; there are moments of unsuspecting fun. For me this was a well-rounded Christmas treasure that I would definitely read each year. In addition, The Little Christmas Househas one of my favorite holiday covers!

While I read an advanced reading copy of this book, this is my honest and unbiased revue and I thank you for taking the time to read it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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๐Ÿ“REVIEW๐Ÿ“: 4 ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ to “Wrapped Up in Christmas Hope” by Author Janice Lynn ~ Genre: Christmas Romance, Release Date: October 26th 2021

WRAPPED UP IN CHRISTMAS HOPE

By

Author Janice Lynn

Genre/Trope: #ContemporaryRomance #SmalltownRomance #ChristmasRomance #HolidayRomance #HallmarkRomance

Purchase: Wrapped Up in Christmas Hope

My Rating: 4

Cover: 4

POV: Third-person alternating perspective

Publication: October 26th 2021

Read: September 17th 2021. *Review copy provided by NetGalley via Hallmark Publishing

Add to Goodreads: Wrapped Up in Christmas Hope

Other Books in the series: Wrapped Up in Christmas & Wrapped Up in Christmas Joy

Visit the Author on Goodreads: Janice Lynn

Synopsis:

Heโ€™s willing to risk his life to save others.
Is she willing to risk her heart on him?

ย 


Morganโ€™s late husband was a daredevilโ€ฆand now sheโ€™s a widowed single mom. All she wants now is to set up a stable life for herself and her son in the small town of Pine Hill, Kentucky.

Andrewโ€™s a firefighter who thrives on the rush of saving others. His secret dream is to become a smokejumper and fight raging wildfires across the country. But itโ€™ll mean leaving his hometown and the people who rely on him.

Morgan and Andrew are drawn together as they both volunteer to make quilts for veterans at the local quilt shop. Morganโ€™s son looks up to Andrew, and Morgan canโ€™t help but notice how good Andrew is with him. Meanwhile, Andrewโ€™s torn between his ambition and his growing attraction to Morgan. They both have choices to make about their futureโ€ฆand about each other.ย 

My ๐Ÿ“Review๐Ÿ“: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ

I enjoyed this book so much that after I finished reading it, I purchased the previous two books in the series. I enjoyed those books as well. Give me a warmhearted, all-the-feels, emotional Christmas romance set in a small town and you’ll find me first in line. I know I’ve said this in so many of my reviews but I’ll say it again….Christmas doesn’t last long enough for me to read all the holiday romances released for the season so I start reading them in September. There are so many wonderful Christmas romances available, it’s impossible to read all the ones I want in one season. But I try anyway.

Wrapped Up in Christmas Hope was the first book I read from this author. The story has a good reading pace and a slow development of the H/h relationship. When you meet the two protagonists in this book you’ll understand why they each were so careful with protecting their hearts. Hence the reason for keeping a distance. Or at least trying to.

Both Andrew and Morgan were strong characters and while I liked them both, Morgan was a touch standoffish at first. I couldn’t blame her for that, though.

The premise of the story is one that I found interesting however, because of the angsty plot, I wasn’t able to predict what would happen in the end. The ending was good although, I wished there was an epilogue. I wanted to see for myself how things worked out. I hope I’ll get a glimpse of their lives when/if there is another book in the series. And I can promise you that I will be looking out for that in the future.

While I received an advanced reading copy ofย Wrapped Up in Christmas Hope,ย this is my honest and unbiased review and I thank you for taking the time to read it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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The tattoo down his forearm reads: ๐˜”๐˜บ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด.

It inspires bad decisions in everyone who crosses his path.

Not me though, Iโ€™ve made worse decisions before breakfast.

Marrying baseball phenom Cooper Lexington for his health insuranceโ€ฆ doesnโ€™t even rank Top 5.

But I canโ€™t afford to lose this marriage by falling in love.

You see, I made a promise to myselfโ€”one I plan on keepingโ€ฆ even if it ruins us.

๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜Š๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ข ๐˜ง๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ค ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜บ. ๐˜๐˜ต ๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ค๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ, ๐˜๐˜–๐˜œ.

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๐Ÿ“Review๐Ÿ“: 5 ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ to “The Closer” by Author Kristy Marie, Genre: Romantic Comedy, Release Date: October 14th 2021

THE CLOSER

By
Author Kristy Marie

Genre/Trope: #ContemporaryRomance #RomanticComedy #FakeMarriage

Purchase: The Closer

Pre-order your romcom paperback now!

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My Rating: 5

Cover: 5

POV: First-person alternating perspectives

Kindle: 276 pages

Publication: October 14th 2021

Read: October 11th 2021 *Review copy provided by Wordsmith Publicity

Add to Goodreads: The Closer

The Author on Goodreads: Kristy Marie

Synopsis:

What happens when you strike a deal with baseball’s most talented pitcher? You slip a plastic ring on his finger and say, “I do.”  
Quirky meets broody in this laugh-out-loud, romantic comedy from bestselling author, Kristy Marie.

The tattoo down his forearm reads: My power is perfected in weakness.
It inspires bad decisions in everyone who crosses his path.
Not me though, Iโ€™ve made worse decisions before breakfast.
Marrying baseball phenom Cooper Lexington for his health insuranceโ€ฆ doesnโ€™t even rank Top 5.
But I canโ€™t afford to lose this marriage by falling in love.
You see, I made a promise to myselfโ€”one I plan on keepingโ€ฆ even if it ruins us.

The Closer is a full-length stand-alone romantic comedy. It features crossover characters from the bestselling novel, IOU.

My ๐Ÿ“Review๐Ÿ“: 5 ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ

I really wish I can give this book more than five stars. While I read so many books that I truly enjoy, The Closer was extra special. Unique and original with characters that are flawed but so, so lovable. Cooper is unsurprisingly sitting at the top of my book boyfriend list. McKinley’s character traits unravel as you read on. At the beginning, I didn’t think I would love her as much as I eventually did. She is something else! She makes you wonder what it would be like to be in her shoes. Mac is strong and independent to a fault. But she was no match for Cooper and his determination to be her hero, even if she ended up being his. 

There is so much to love about this book. The writing is perfect in every way. The pace is pretty fast and you will be at the end before you know it. I wanted more. You will cry and be frustrated. You will probably be mad at some point as well. But the best emotion you will experience is laughter. Not only from Mac and Cooper but Pops will have you in stitches. And let’s not get started with that amazing epilogue. 

If you only consider one book recommendation from me, this is the book you must read! I promise you won’t be disappointed. This author has gotten better with every book she has written and I anticipate what she’ll write next with eagerness.

While I was given an advanced reading copy of this book, this is my honest and unbiased review and I thank you for taking the time to read it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Alternate Cover Reveal: “The Closer” by Author Kristy Marie, #ContemporaryRomance #RomanticComedy is Releasing October 14th 2021

 

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๐”น๐•๐•ฆ๐•ฃ๐•“

The tattoo down his forearm reads: ๐˜”๐˜บ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด.

It inspires bad decisions in everyone who crosses his path.

Not me though, Iโ€™ve made worse decisions before breakfast.

Marrying baseball phenom Cooper Lexington for his health insuranceโ€ฆ doesnโ€™t even rank Top 5.

But I canโ€™t afford to lose this marriage by falling in love.

You see, I made a promise to myselfโ€”one I plan on keepingโ€ฆ even if it ruins us.

๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜Š๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ข ๐˜ง๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ค ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜บ. ๐˜๐˜ต ๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ค๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ, ๐˜๐˜–๐˜œ.

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Review: 5 stars to “Twelve Dates of Christmas” Northhampton Hearts #1 by Author Charles James, Genre/Trope: Contemporary Christmas Romance, Release Date: November 1st 2021

TWELVE DATES OF CHRISTMAS
A Northhampton Hearts Novel

By
Author Charles James

Purchase: Twelve Dates od Christmas

Genre/Trope: #ContemporaryRomance #ChristmasRomance

My Rating: 5

Cover: 5

Publication: November 1st 2021

Read: October 5th 2021. *Review copy provided by Tule Publishing Group

POV: Third person Alternating perspectives

Add to Goodreads: Twelve Dates of Christmas https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17284594.Charlee_James

Synopsis:

Sheโ€™s fallen for her own fantasyโ€ฆwill a real future with him be enough?

Bored by years of underwhelming dating experiences, copywriter Grace McGovern combines her love of Christmas and her longing for romance into the ultimate romance novelโ€”where the heroine is swept off her feet one Christmas by tender, thoughtful, romanticโ€ฆand utterly unrealistic dates. When Grace has a chance meeting with an attractive man, sheโ€™s charmed by their conversation and fun datesโ€ฆuntil warning bells jingle. He couldnโ€™t be taking cues from her book, could he?

Engineer Owen Ellis has always been more comfortable with computers and coding than with women. After claiming he was boring and unromantic, his last girlfriendโ€™s bitter parting gift was a cheesy romance book hurled at his head. When he meets a woman whose warm smile and conversation intrigue him, Owen is ready to try again but knows he needs to up his game. Whatโ€™s the harm in borrowing a few ideas?

Can the Christmas magic last forever, or will their relationship dissolve into another ho-hum holiday fling?ย 

My ๐Ÿ“Review๐Ÿ“: 5 ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ

Do you know how every once in a while that one book comes along that you know will stay with you for a long time? For me that “book” doesn’t come often enough. Please don’t misunderstand that I am not satisfied with the books I read. Yes, there are some that I could’ve passed on but for the most part I enjoy the majority. That said, that one one special, memorable book is indeed rare. For me, Twelve Dates of Christmas hit that mark. This book was brilliant. Everything I look for in the perfect novel was there within the pages of this book. If you read the blurb, you don’t need me to summarize it for you.

While I did indeed love the premise, it was the characters that completely won me over; especially Owen. Oh. My. Goodness! Where has Owen been my whole life? Why can’t authors write more imperfect, shy, considerate heroes into their stories. We all love the adonis but reading about Owen was a true breath of fresh air. I want more. I fell completely in love with his character. The only disappointment I had with this book was that I wished there was an epilogue. I wanted to see more of Owen and Grace.

Twelve Dates of Christmas is a sweet, endearing, heartwarming and humorous Christmas romance and I highly recommend it! This author is a brilliant storyteller!

While I received an advanced reading copy of this book, this is my honest and unbiased review and I thank you for taking the time to read it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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๐Ÿ“Review๐Ÿ“: 4 ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸto “Christmas Ever After” by Author Clare Connelly ~ A Cape Hope Series Novel ~ Genre: Contemporary Romance ~ Release Date: October 6th 2021

Christmas Ever After
A Cape Hope Series Novel

By
Author Clare Connelly

Purchase: Christmas Ever After

Genre/Trope: #ContemporaryRomance #Smalltown #Christmas #SecondChance

My Rating: 4

Cover: 4

POV: Third-person alternating perspectives

Release Date: October 6th 2021

Read: September 1st 2021. *Review copy provided by Tule Publishing Group

Blurb:

He once chose her happiness over his. Can this Christmas be their second chance?

Cassidy Hanna never felt like she belonged in Cape Hope, so she fled town and heartbreak ten years ago for a new life in Manhattan and everything she ever dreamed ofโ€”a great job and the perfect boyfriend. Only sheโ€™s never felt emptier and more alone. When her beloved grandfather falls ill, she knows she must push aside the past and return home to help.

Letting Cassidy go without a fight was the hardest thing Cape Hope doctor Phoenix Walker had ever done. Even as his own life fell apart, he lied and encouraged her to fly far from home to live out her dreams. Now Cassidyโ€™s backโ€”just for Christmasโ€”and Phoenix wonders if they can have a second chance at a happy ever after…even if itโ€™s just for the holiday.

๐Ÿ“My Review๐Ÿ“: 4 ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ

I enjoyed this novel very much despite that I found it to be sad for nearly the entire length. This is one of those books where I am being extra careful with my review. How can I articulate my feelings without giving away the plot? I can’t. Christmas Ever After spans years. The author goes back to the past on several occasions which makes the premise even more complex and filled with character depth and development. I read the first book in this series and enjoyed that as well. I found that I have a connection with this author’s writing. While I did not experience what the characters did, she engaged me from the very beginning and I refused to put this book down until I got my happily-ever-after. I wasn’t at all sure of how this book would end due to the angst and behavior of certain characters. Phoenix was a hero I had to love despite his choices that I did not agree with. I’ve never been a fan of a man making decisions in the relationship that HE thinks is best without talking about it with the heroine. People should be able to make their own choices. And here is where I won’t comment about that further. Cassidy is amazing, strong, caring and independent. I admired her a great deal.

I can tell you that this book was beautifully written bringing the characters and town to life where you could feel the presence strongly; you are there in Cape Hope. Lots of twists and turns. A book that is not forgettable. 

While I received an advanced reading copy ofย Christmas Ever After,ย this is my honest and unbiased review and I thank you for taking the time to read it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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๐Ÿ“Review๐Ÿ“: 4 ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ to “The Sheriff and The Cowgirl” Tremaynes of Texas Book #4 by Author Debra Holt ~ Contemporary Romance ~ Release Date: September 21st 2021

The Sheriff and The Cowgirl
Tremayne of Texas

By
Author Debra Holt

Purchase: The Sheriff and The Cowgirl

Genre/Trope: #ContemporaryRomance #CowgirlRomance #BestfriendstoLovers

My Rating: 4

Cover: 5

Release Date: September 21st 2021

Read: August 23rd 2021. *Review copy provided by Tule Publishing

POV: Third-person alternating perspectives

Blurb:

What happens when a tenacious sheriff takes on a determined cowgirl and her champion bull?

Itโ€™s never easy to make it in a manโ€™s world, and cowgirl Tori Tremayne has chased the same dream most of her lifeโ€”producing a champion bucking bull on the pro rodeo circuit. With her prize bull Maximus, sheโ€™s so close to winning top prize in the finals this year she can taste it. She canโ€™t afford any distractions, especially not the tall, dark and swoony sheriff sheโ€™s admired all her life.

Sheriff Gray Dalton has been in love with Tori since they were kids. He doesnโ€™t want to change Tori or derail her goals, but he does want to combine their dreamsโ€”build a life and family with her while she continues to pursue her career and passion. Gray knows he has to shake Tori up so that he can step out of the friend zone sheโ€™s so determined to keep him in.

Can Gray prove to Tori that with him she can have it allโ€”career, love and a family?ย 

My ๐Ÿ“Review๐Ÿ“: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ

Gray and Tori’s book is finally here! I must say I did appreciate how the author released this series with a short wait in between. From the very first book, I wanted to know what was going on between Gray and Tori. And with each book that followed my curiosity only grew. Lifetime friends since childhood, Gray always loved Tori. He fell in love with her as soon as he understood what that truly meant. And while Tori also loved Gray, she was slow to catch up. In fact, for so many years, Gray put her feelings first. He was so generous of heart and selfless when it came to Tori. That said, Tori was a likable character but I did not like how she took Gray for granted, over and over. And it took nearly losing him for her to realize her true feelings and how selfish she has been.

This was not and easy relationship. Gray had finally come to the conclusion that he needed to let her go. She was too focused on her career and Gray didn’t want to be taken for granted any longer. I loved him from the first three books so I understood it might be time to let Tori go. However what I didn’t connect with was the back and forth; that despite his resolve to stay away he kept showing up. That gave the story more angst than I like. In addition, I felt that Tori and Gray were not the people I thought I knew from the previous books. I guess I was just expecting a sweeter story.

The Tremayne family was a constant and that helped break up a bit of the angst. I loved all the family members and it was rewarding to catch up with their lives. In the end, Gray and Tori got their act together and I was satisfied how things turned out. They became the couple I always believed they would be albeit the few bumps in their road to forever-after. I loved this series and definitely recommend it. This is an author that I have read and enjoyed for a long time.

While I received and advanced reading copy ofย The Sheriff and the Cowgirl,ย this is my honest and unbiased review and I thank you for taking the time to read it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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