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

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Lone Star Homecoming
Texas Justice Book Five

By
Justine Davis

Genre:  #ContemporaryRomance

My Rating:  5

Cover:  5

POV:  Third-person alternating perspectives

Publication:  June 11th 2020

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

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Synopsis:

He’s haunted by one mistake…

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

He stirs her heart in a way she never imagined…

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

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

 

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📝My Review📝: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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“Raised on It” Series: A Between the Pines Novel, by Author Lisa Shelby, Genre: Small Town Contemporary Romance, Is Available NOW! #NewRelease #ReleaseBlitz

Title: Raised on It
Series: A Between the Pines Novel
Author: Lisa Shelby
Genre: Small Town Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 18, 2020

 

From bestselling author, Lisa Shelby comes the second book in the Between the Pines Series. 
 
It all happened so fast.
 
A week ago, romance writer, Mason O’Brien was at a party on the Upper Eastside. Tonight, she’s eating alone at the only bar in the tiny town of Eastlyn, Oregon.
 
A spur of the moment decision to swap houses with a new friend landed Mason in Smalltown, USA in search of inspiration for her latest story.
 
As if she’d landed between the pages of one of her books, the town of Eastlyn came complete with a charming sandy-haired farm boy with a reputation. Mason has known men like Miles Montgomery before and she has no intention of becoming another notch on his or anyone else’s bedpost.
 
When Miles makes it his mission to be Mason’s unofficial tour guide she finds her walls beginning to crumble as she discovers what lies beneath his charming exterior. If she’s not careful she’ll be leaving Eastlyn with a broken heart three months from now.

 

 
Lisa Shelby is an ever-so hopeless romantic and self-professed love geek. Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and proud to call Oregon home. It’s here that she resides with her husband, son and two dogs dogs. Reading has been her obsession and writing had been her secret passion. It was that passion that led her on my journey to write a book for her husband. What began as a gift turned into an inspiration of love and the desire to share that love with everyone. With the encouragement of her husband and the support of her family and friends, she began her journey and published her debut novel, “You & Me” in September 2016 and hasn’t stopped since.
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📝Review📝: “Scoring Position” (Texas Playmakers Book Three) by Author Joanne Rock, Genre: Second Chance Romance, Release Date: May 7th 2020 ~ My Rating: 4 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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⚾Scoring Position⚾
Texas Playmakers Book Three

By
Joanne Rock

Genres:  #Romance #SecondChanceRomance #SportsRomance #ContemporaryRomance

POV:  Third-person alternating perspectives

My Rating:  4

Cover:  5   🙌Gorgeous cover 🙌

Publication:  May 7th 2020

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

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Synopsis:

She’s playing the field…

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

He’s ready to score…

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

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My 📝Review📝:  4 ⚾⚾⚾⚾

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

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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

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

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

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

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

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📝Review📝 For: “Her Secret Cowboy” Blood Brothers #3 by Debra Holt ~ My Rating: 4 🌟🌟🌟🌟, Genre: Contemporary Romance, is Available NOW!

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Her Secret Cowboy
Blood Brothers Book Three

By
Debra Holt
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Genre:  #Romance #ContemporaryRomance #SmallTownRomance

POV:  Third-person alternating perspectives

Kindle:  175 pages

My Rating:  4

Cover:  4

Read:  March 22nd 2020

Publication:  April 9th 2020  *Review copy provided by Tule Publishing Group

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Synopsis:

You can’t go home again.

Devlin Braxton never thought he’d test those words and return to Braxton, Texas – the town where generations of his family had ranched honorably. Not him. As an undercover agent who spent years infiltrating the underbelly of a drug cartel with a local pipeline, everyone thought he was the devil-may-care, good-for-nothing, playboy he pretended – even his family. After the massive bust and the shoot out that nearly killed him, Devlin is ready to discover who he is and where he belongs.

Marissa Flanagan has fought for her place in Braxton. First she had to live down the pity and gossip when she was jilted by her fiance, then prove her professional worth when the town’s beloved – and male – vet retired. She’s finally made her peace or so she thinks until Devlin Braxton shows up at her door with a proposition.

They have a past, will Devlin’s blue eyes and pulse-stopping kisses convince her he’s changed and that they might have a future?

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Her Secret Cowboy (Blood Brothers, #3)Her Secret Cowboy by Debra Holt

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Her Secret Cowboy by Debra Holt is the third book in the Blood Brothers series. I have read book two but still have to read book one. And I am definitely going to read that. While all three books can be read as a standalone, you will have a fuller reading experience if you read them all in order. This is an author I have read in the past. I’ve always enjoyed her stories and this series is no exception.

From the first book, we are aware of Devlin. And in the second book, he is mentioned once again. Unfortunately, Devlin is the victim of “don’t believe everything you hear” or see for that matter. Truly, things were not what they seemed and Devlin was not who everyone believed him to be. I won’t go into specifics but you already know from the book’s blurb that he was an undercover agent. Devlin is finally home after a life-altering injury. Not only does he feel like he doesn’t belong, he is also defending his character. Devlin, first and foremost, just wants love and respect from his family. He wants to be forgiven for his desertion and finally call someplace home. But it isn’t until he meets Marissa that Devlin will discover he wants more out of life. He wants Marissa. Devlin wants a happy ending.

Marissa is a guarded character. I really liked her and completely understood her cautiousness where Devlin was concerned. This book is not a fast, instalove story. Devlin and Marissa will have to overcome many obstacles to find their happily-ever-after. And as I watched these two wonderful characters find their way in life and with each other, I couldn’t help but to root them on.

This book was sweet but angsty too. I recommend you add this book to your TBRs. As I mentioned earlier, you can definitely read this as a standalone, however, you’ll enjoy it more if you know a bit more of everyone’s back story.

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

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Aaron’s Heart (Lake Hope Series: Book Two) by Mel Walker is Available Now!

Title: Aaron’s Heart
Series: Lake Hope Series: Book Two
Author: Mel Walker
Genre: Contemporary Small Town Romance
Release Date: January 9, 2020

Rules of the heart are made to be broken.
 
Hungering for a life of adventure, when Aaron Parker fled his sleepy hometown of Destiny Falls, he vowed to never look back. In his decade spent on the road, he hasn’t regretted that decision once. He has found joy in every aspect of his life… except love.
 
If her past has taught Mia Marshall anything, it’s that long-distance relationships never work. After having her heartbroken time and again, she made one simple rule to prevent herself from falling in that same trap again. No long-distance relationships. If she’s meant to find love, it will be in her hometown of Destiny Falls… or not at all.
 
When Aaron makes a trip home for his Dad’s retirement party, he finds himself drawn to Mia at first glance. But what chance does a man devoted to the road have with a headstrong woman whose been burned by her past?
 
Which will break first, her rule or his heart?

Mel writes Romance and Contemporary Fiction with Heart, specializing in both short fiction and full-length novels. A native New Yorker and life-long frustrated NY Mets fan.

 

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

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

By
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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Synopsis:

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.

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📝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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New Release: Be Brave With Me (Finding Love in Green Springs #1) by J.B. Havens & CA Miconi, Genre: Small Town Steamy Romance is Available Now!

Title: Be Brave With Me
Series: Finding Love in Green Springs #1
Authors: J.B. Havens & CA Miconi 
Genre: Small Town Steamy Romance
Release Date: October 31, 2019

 

Welcome to small town romance—with heat! Introducing the “Finding Love in Green Springs” series, a collaboration between J.B. Havens and CA Miconi. The first book, Be Brave with Me, is set in the small southern town of Green Springs, Mississippi, where the days are hot and the nights are hotter! 

 

Meg
Meg always thought she was strong until tragedy struck—twice. Now she’s alone in the world. For six months, she’s been running from her demons, never staying in one place for long, until she lands in Green Springs, Mississippi.
Drew
Drew was the golden boy of Green Springs, destined for football greatness. After a tragic accident, it all went to hell in an instant, forever changing his life. He clawed his way out of a pit of despair and settled into a comfortable but lonely life. Sparks fly when Meg comes rolling into town. Immediately, he recognizes the pain hiding behind her brash exterior.
Drew wants to help her heal. Meg wants to flee to continue searching for peace. Is she brave enough to stay? Is he brave enough to let her go?

 

 

 

J. B. Havens grew up in central Pennsylvania. Her love of books started when she was young, reading the Little House on the Prairie books and Goosebumps, and graduated into Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake series. Her favorite books span the spectrum of genres, everything from Stephen King’s The Stand to Mark Tufo’s Zombie Fallout series and all the way to the romance. She’s a wife and mother of three. When not with her family, she’s writing, researching, or furiously reading on her kindle. She has a serious love affair with iced coffee, a good Philly cheesesteak, and hockey.

 

 

 

 

CA Miconi began reading at the age of five and has never stopped. Her childhood was filled with multiple readings of Gone with the Wind, the ultimate tragic romance. CA got her own happily ever after when she married her retired military hero, Gary, in 2010. She began her author services company, Lucky 13, in 2015 as a result of her love of reviewing, sharing, and talking about her favorite books, mostly romantic suspense and stories featuring strong alpha heroes, especially law enforcement and military. CA also hosts and sponsors author and reader events, and never dreamed she’d one day attend as a signing author. When she’s not reading, writing, or working with authors, CA enjoys traveling, spending time with her grandchildren, boating, motorcycling, and cheering on her beloved Baltimore Ravens.

 

 

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📝Review📝: ~ 🌟🌟🌟🌟 ~Christmas for the Deputy (Bad Boys of Last Stand Book 2) by Nicole Helm, #ChristmasRomance with bit of suspense is Available Now!

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Christmas For The Deputy
Bad Boys of Last Stand #2

By
Nicole Helm

Genre:  #Romance #ChristmasRomance #HolidayRomance #SingleParentRomance #LiteSuspense

My Rating:  4

Cover:  4

Publication:  October 17th 2019

Read:  October 15th 2019  *ARC provided via Tule Publishing

Kindle:  210 pages

POV:  Third-person alternationg perspectives

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Synopsis:

Will he face his past or run from his future?

Ethan Thompson has been a part of the Martin family since he was a troubled teen and Susannah Martin saved him. He’s always done everything in his power to help the Martins, especially oldest daughter Penelope. But he’s always made sure to keep himself just separate enough to safeguard his heart against the straight-talking beauty.

Pen Martin-Wakefield moved home to Last Stand, Texas, with her three girls hoping it would give them all a fresh start after her husband’s tragic death. She’s ready to move on, and as she deals with the stresses of a holiday season and a broken arm, she realizes Ethan is always the one she’s leaned on.

Ethan’s determined to resist Pen and her girls. He’s got too many secrets and scars to be any good for them, but as a Christmas in Last Stand works its magic, Ethan begins to find out just how tenacious Pen is and how lonely his heart has been.

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Christmas for the Deputy (Bad Boys of Last Stand, #2)Christmas for the Deputy by Nicole Helm

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A beautiful love story. Just when you think you might never be the recipient of the most intense love, faith steps in and gives you the greatest of gifts. First I want to tell you that I read
Homecoming for the Cowboy
prior to this, which is the first book in the Bad Boys of Last Stand series. While Christmas For The Deputy is a standalone, I believe my enjoyment of the book was better because I had a prior understanding of all these wonderful characters. And of course, I can’t wait for the next book in the series.

Ethan and Pen…..
These two characters were so deserving of a happily-ever-after. Each has issues from their past that they are trying to live with. The best part was when they each realized that they weren’t really living at all; just existing to please everyone but themselves. Until they understood that they could help each other. All that was needed was patience, trust, understanding and love. Of course, these emotions were not easily obtained for Ethan and Pen. My favorite part of this book were all the hurdles they had to jump to find their HEA. It was not easy. There were several angsty aspects going on at once. Pen was a very strong character and I loved her determination and the fact she never gave up, despite her emotional baggage.

There is an emotional past in both Ethan and Pen’s lives. The best part? There is a beautiful future ahead for them. I’m not going into details as this is a pretty quick read. The pace and flow of the story is steady and you’ll eat up the pages in no time.

An even better bonus? Christmas for the Deputy takes place during the Christmas holidays. If you’ve visited Last Stand via other authors of Tule Publishing, you’ll know how special this town and its residents are.

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

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New Release: Beaten Paths: A Small Town Romance by Stephie Walls is Available Now!

 
Title: Beaten Paths: A Small Town Romane 
Author: Stephie Walls
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
One stone creates a ripple with the power to change destiny.

One horrific mistake…

After a near-fatal accident, Sarah Adams was left hospitalized and faced months of grueling surgery and rehab—alone.

One chance encounter…

Charlie Burin walked in when the rest of the world walked out. He refused to let her quit, vowing to hold her up until she could stand on her own.

One unexpected twist…

When a new obstacle arises, can two people who have been through hell keep fighting for love when the odds are stacked against them?
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bestselling author, Stephie Walls is a lover of words–the more poetic the better. She lives on the outskirts of Greenville, South Carolina in her own veritable zoo with two dogs, three cats, and Magoo (in no preferential order). She would thrive on coffee, books, and Charlie Hunnam if it were possible, but since it’s not, add in some Chinese food or sushi and she’s one happy girl.

 
 
 

 

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