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📝Review📝: “Show Stoppers” (Chicago First Responders #1) by Author B.J. Harvey, Genre: #ContemporaryRomance, Release Date: August 31st 2020! My Rating: 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 ~ @bjharveyauthor @EJBookPromos

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Show Stopper
A Chicago First Responder Novel #1

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By
B.J. Harvey

Genre:  #ContemporaryRomance #FirefighterHero

POV:  First-person dual perspectives

My Rating:  5

Cover:  5

Publication:  August 31st 2020

Read;  August 17th 2020  *Review copy provided by Enticing Journey Book Promotions

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Synopsis:

The first time they meet it’s by chance.

The second is surely a coincidence.

The third…it’s either destiny or he’s a stalker.

Renee Hamilton has a thing against men in uniform. In her experience, they play hard, lie harder. Marco Rossi has a thing for feisty brunette women with a backbone and a smart mouth, especially one in particular who’s playing hard to get.

She’s fiercely independent and wants better for herself.
He loves helping people so much it’s literally his job.

Worst case scenario, they crash and burn.

Lucky for Renee, Marco has a hose, he knows how to use it, and he happens to love putting out all kinds of fires; real or otherwise.
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USA Today Bestselling Author BJ Harvey brings you Showstopper – Book 1 in a new spin-off to the Cook Brothers rom com series featuring Chicago first responders fighting the good fight and also finding love at the same time. Set in the same world as the Bliss, Game, and Cook Brothers series before it.

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars!
This was my first book from this author, and I loved everything about it!
This book was amazing in many ways AND I’m thrilled I found a new author to read. Show Stopper is a spin-off of one of B.J.’s series.’ She has many books that are interconnected stand-alone and I am definitely going to be checking them out. One of my favorite aspects of any novel are secondary characters. If written well, they can make the book greater. If not, then focus is only on the main H/h and as a result the book can become a bit monotonous. That is not the case with this book. There are many secondary characters who, have a story to tell, a background you want to learn about. Truthfully, with this book, one of the secondary characters I want to see get a happily-ever-after is Scotty. There are quite a few characters so I hope the author will give us his book.

Now on to Show Stopper.. At first, I didn’t get the title. What does it have to do with a real estate agent and a firefighter? When that bit was revealed to me, I swooned. This hero was amazing. I also loved that he was older, in his late 30’s. Marco was at a place in his life where meaningless hookups got old. He wanted something more. He wanted a woman to wake up with and come home to every night. But Marco didn’t want a Suzy-homemaker. No, he wanted a sassy, independent woman who knew her own worth and made sure he knew it too. The moment Marco met Renee; he knew she could be the one he’s been searching for. Renee was a great character and I loved her take no nonsense persona. She was strong-willed and a go-getter. But she was also kind, caring, loving and deep inside, a woman afraid of having her heart broken again. The relationship between Marco and Renee started off slowly, as it should. Their chemistry was scorching from the very moment they met, however they did not jump into each other’s arms immediately.

I’m not going into details so you can enjoy this book on your own and I’ve no doubt you will. This book has humor, light angst, if any, a great group of supporting characters and a swoon-worthy hero. Of course there is an antagonist as well which adds a hint of suspense. All of these elements add up to a truly enjoyable read. I definitely recommend this book; a great start to B.J. Harvey’s new series.

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

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📝REVIEW📝: 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 ~ “Love’s Bitter Harvest” by Jas T. Ward, Genre: Second Chance Romance, Release Date: August 8th 2020 ~ 🙌*One of my favorite books of 2020!🙌 ~ @jastward

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Love’s Bitter Harvest

By
Jas T. Ward

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Genre:  #Romance #SecondChanceRomance #EmotionalRomance

POV:  Third-person alternating perspectives

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Publication:  August 8th 2020

Read:  August 9th 2020

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Synopsis:

Welcome to McCall Farm, where two hearts harvested love and then life made its fruits bitter.
High school sweethearts Matt and Katy McCall fell in love behind the bleachers with a kiss. Life is easy and happy until Katy is offered a job across the country and Matt refuses to give up his family’s generational farm. They painfully part—one due to stubbornness and the other ambition. Years go by and the rift widens until tragedy brings Katy back home to the farm—and the man who still held her heart.
But home is not the same and neither is the man she left behind. Matt is on the brink of losing the precious farm. He’s angry at life, and the tragedy has left him feeling like half a man. The last person Matt wants to see is the woman who left him for a career he believed mattered to her more than he did—and gutted his heart on the way out.

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow, what an incredible story. Love’s Bitter Harvest brought forth so many feels. Anger and sadness being at the front. I want to be very careful with this review not to say too much. If you’ve read the blurb, then you already have a good idea of the premise. While, in my own heart, I believe all the circumstances of what happen stem from Katy leaving. As the story goes on, I see that there were also other elements to blame such as miscommunication, lack of respect and a huge amount of stubbornness. You will hear a lot of, “You left me!” & “You didn’t ask me to stay!” At the beginning, I completely blamed Katy. She was so wrong, and it did appear to me that she didn’t love Matt enough to stay. As I read on, I understood that pride took a huge role in the halt to their seemingly perfect marriage. By the end, I liked Katy but still couldn’t forgive her for leaving the way she did. Don’t get me wrong because Matt could have stopped her, could have gone after her or answer her first phone calls at any time. He didn’t. So, while Katy was the initial break in their marriage, I feel that because of stubbornness and pride (on both parts) things could have been settled a lot sooner and Matt would not have been where he was on the night of his accident. Again, this is only my opinion. I can’t help the way I feel.

This is the first book I’ve read by Jas T. Ward. As a blogger, many releases pass my desk and I try to read the blurbs on all of them before I post the release to my followers. I do this because I don’t want to miss out on a great story. After reading the blurb for Loves’s Bitter Harvest, I purchased it immediately. Even before I hit publish on my blog.

This is one of the best written books I read this year. I won’t soon be forgetting these characters or the obstacles they faced getting back together. This author has a way of tugging at your heart, giving you the experience of being there rather than just reading about it. I want to warn you that there are many heartbreaking moments; I constantly prayed for a miracle. Matt had so much more to deal with than the aftermath of his accident. He also needed healing in his heart. He needed someone to help him see his flaws. By the end of the book, Matt’s growth as a character made me so proud. He also made me sad for the things he felt he needed to give up. Katy and Matt’s journey has quite a few obstacles in the way. There are misunderstandings and pride that seem to always be a factor. I am not going to give away the end of the book. The last chapters were so satisfying and despite me wishing more for Matt and Katy, I was happy for them. They were truly happy and, in the end, that is all that matters.

I can’t wait to read another book by this author. Her writing talent truly appealed to me as a reader and I’m looking forward to more.

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

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📝REVIEW📝: “Winning My Best Friend’s Girl” (The Baileys #8) by Piper Rayne, Genre: Contemporary Second Chance Romance with a side of Humor, Release Date: July 21st 2020, My Rating: 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 ~ @PiperRayneRocks @WildfireMarket1

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Winning My Best Friend’s Girl
The Baileys #8

By
Piper Rayne

Genre:  #Romance #ContemporaryRomance #SecondChanceRomance #Humor

My Rating:  5

Cover:  5

Publication:  July 21st 2020

Read:  July 15th 2020  *Review copy provided by Wildfire Marketing Solutions

Kindle:  301 Pages

POV:  First-person dual perspectives

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Synopsis:

Imagine lying in a hospital bed and the doctor who pulls the curtain back to treat you is the one who got away. Even if you never really had her in the first place. She’s not only your high school crush, she’s the ex-girlfriend of your ex-best friend. The one girl you’ve always wanted.

Here’s a step-by-step list to finally win her over…

Key to win #1: Try not to take offense that she snuck back into town without telling you—six months ago.
Key to win #2: Rekindle the friendship to ease the awkwardness. But… DO NOT enter the friend zone.
Key to win #3: Ignore the fact that she went speed dating the night before. Take it as good a sign—maybe she’s looking for a relationship.
Key to win #4: Attempt to keep the two of you out of the town gossip blog and away from your large family.

Make sure you don’t let this last one throw you off your mission.

Key to win #5: Don’t get deterred when you find out the past is about to repeat itself. Because the man she met at the speed dating night is your best buddy from work.

Just remember, you sat back and let her slip away once, you won’t do it a second time. Failure is not an option.

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📝My Review📝: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

If you’ve been reading this series then you know who Kingston is and like me, have been waiting impatiently for his book. From book one, I have had a strong curiosity about Kingston. Why does he stay away so often? Why does he have such a dangerous job? Why is he a daredevil? All these questions and more kept me looking for his name thoughout the previous books. Each book gave us more but not enough so that by the time his book came I was so excited.

Kingston is one of nine siblings in the Bailey family. Despite him being away a lot, this family loves each other unconditionally and are beyond loyal to each other. The Baileys have a sad past and each sibling deals with that heartbreak in a different way.

Stella was always the love of his life. From childhood, he knew she was special and was heartbroken when she didn’t choose him. I won’t go into details but I will tell you their relationship turned angsty in high school and got more complicated into adulthood. Both Stella and Kingston are amazing characters. The authors did such an amazing job writing their story and engaging me so deeply I felt I was a part of it. I’m not going to say Kingston and Stella were perfect but they were perfect for each other. Of the two, Stella was the one with the most reservations. Their growth together was unstable and unsure. At times, I wanted to be on those pages and talk some sense into Stella.

As I said, I am not going to give away any spoilers. Because if you are like me then you waited a long time for this story. You should go into it just as I did; excited and eager. Winning My Best Friend’s Girl is one of my favorite books in the Bailey’s series. There is one last book to go and I am so excited for that one too. Not only because I want Sedona and Jameson’s story, but because I am hoping the authors will finally confirm who is the author of Buzz Wheel is. I have my suspicions but could be wrong, lol.

My recommendation is not only you read this book, but read the series from the beginning. I promise you won’t regret it. In addition, reading all the previous books will up your enjoyment a hundred times more.

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

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📝REVIEW📝: “One Hundred Reasons” Aspen Cove Book One by Author Kelly Collins. My Rating: 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟, Release Date: February 27th 2018 ~ #KellyCollinsAuthor

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One Hundred Reasons
An Aspen Cove Romance Book One

By
Kelly Collins

Genre:  #Romance #ContemporaryRomance #SmallTownRomance

My Rating:  5

Cover:  5

POV:  Third-person alternating perspectives

Kindle:  252 Pages

Publication:  February 27th 2018

Read:  July 16th 2020  *Review copy provided by the author

Check out the series on Goodreads:  Aspen Cove Series by Kelly Collins

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Synopsis:

Fresh starts, hope, and happily ever afters…

Nurse Sage Nichols life changed when she lost her favorite patient and inherited a bed and breakfast in a town she didn’t know existed. She traveled to Aspen Cove intent to sell so she could hurry back to her life in Denver. Little did she know, she was about to find everything she ever needed in the tiny mountain town with a big heart. Sage found herself in a place where caring for your neighbor was a way of life. In her case, that happened to be surly Cannon Bishop, the man of her dreams.

Cannon Bishop was a man who learned long ago that hope was a dangerous thing. Closed off from the world after a family tragedy, Cannon lived a lonely life as the owner of Aspen Cove’s only bar and son to the town drunk. When Sage Nichols breezed into town, she offered the possibility of more if he’d only open his heart. Cannon’s protective walls tumble and suddenly a brighter future of healing, hope, and peace was possible… if only Sage would stay.

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My 📝Review📝:  5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

How many books are just sitting on your Kindle or bookshelf just waiting to be read? For me, there is way too many to count. While this book wasn’t nearly on my Kindle as long as a lot of others, it was there too long as far as I’m concerned. I am kicking myself for waiting so long to read this, even though, truthfully, it couldn’t be helped. This has been a tough year. Everything normal in my life has been altered, including my reading time. But I’m finally there, for now at least. After I read One Hundred Reasons not only did I find a new series to binge, I found a new author to love. Everything about this book spoke to all my literary desires. All the feels are present, some angst, some mystery and a town filled with loyal, caring, lovable characters. Even the flawed, cantankerous, characters found their way into my heart. This book made me smile; I was often sad and heartbroken as well. I had a memorable reading experience with this. In fact, right after I read the last page, I downloaded the next book in the series which I am already halfway through.

Aspen Cove appears at first glance, a sad town. Desolate, quiet, pitiful. Looks can often be deceiving and in this case they certainly were. I won’t go into any details because you need to experience this amazing story, amazing town and its residents all on your own. Because this book is the start of the series, it is packed with details, characters, a bit of mystery and the perfect introductions. I want to visit Aspen Cove; I want to live there.

While the one person who ties everything together isn’t actually there, you can feel her presence everywhere.

This is Sage and Cannon’s story. Sage is such a caring individual you couldn’t help but love her from the first pages. And while Cannon appears at first a big grump, there are good reasons for that. In my opinion, his character was the most vulnerable. His situation made my heart hurt. These two don’t get off to a good start but that changes quickly enough. Cannon is a hero you won’t soon forget. And he deserves everything good life can give him.

The next book in the series is about town newcomer Katie and Cannon’s brother Bowie who for good reasons, left town ten years earlier. And since I’m already halfway through it, I’ll tell you that that is another emotional story with the same loving small-town dynamic.

These books are stand-alones but I would recommend you start at the beginning to have the best experience.

You know when you read that book that speaks to your heart, connects you to the story in a way that the book is all you can think about for hours, days after you read it? Well, One Hundred Reasons is one of those books for me.

This is my honest and unbiased review and I that you for taking the tie to read it. 🙂

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#NewRelease “Dare to Hope” Double Dare Romance Series (Book 1) By Madison Michael is Available Now! @MadisonMichael_ @ReviewbyCrystal

 

Dare to Hope
Double Dare Romance Series (Book 1)
By Madison Michael

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She’s Betting on Love and the Stakes are High

The “Crazy Eights,” eight women who have been friends for 30 years, have a powerful connection yet rarely see each other. At a pivotal time in their lives, they create a way to remedy this predicament, an audacious dare contrived to bring them together for weddings – each participant must get married within twelve months. The stakes are high. Win the bet and lose your heart; or lose the bet and perform a personally mortifying task.

In the first of their stories, we meet Eliana, beautiful and brilliant, but starting over, focused on her career, not on some foolhardy dare. Longing for a family but recently divorced and on her own, Eliana sets her sights on a new job, a new home and accepting her single, childless status. Independent and determined, she has no idea that in less than six months she will both win and lose her heart’s desire.

Jeremy Klein, genius engineer and inventor, is also making life changes. He’s sold his startup to a major medical device company, becoming President and CEO, and a billionaire before he is forty. Although he’s gun-shy about the dating game, Jeremy knows it’s time to apply his smarts, sex appeal and new-found success to finding true love.

When Eliana meets Jeremy, they bond quickly. The couple has so much in common and a chemistry that sizzles. Winning Eliana feels like a fantasy come true to Jeremy. Their attraction is immediate and electrifying, and a one-night stand morphs into planning a future. But plans change. On track to wedded bliss, baby and all, Jeremy and Eliana are derailed by accusations that threaten their relationship, Eliana’s career and Jeremy’s future as CEO.

Spies, lies, allegations and misunderstandings abound, threatening to destroy their happiness. That is, until those “Crazy Eights” get involved, scheming and manipulating to win Eliana her happily ever after. Can a group of determined friends help Eliana and Jeremy hold onto love?

In the tradition of The Beguiling Bachelor Series, Madison Michael creates a romance series about independent and sassy women, sexy and successful men, true love, and lasting friendships.

Genre: Steamy Contemporary Romance

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An Excerpt from Dare to Hope:

His grin was devastating up close – wide and welcoming, with a hint of naughtiness and the promise of shared pleasures. But it was his eyes, deep coffee brown and fringed with long dark lashes that were his best feature; piercing, intelligent and inquisitive eyes, trained on her.
Please, God, Eliana prayed quickly, do not let this man be the new sales manager. It would be lamentable if she had to keep him at arm’s length. He was the first man Eliana had felt drawn to since Nico. If she was honest with herself, he was the first man she had ever felt this attracted to so immediately. It was enough to make her believe in love at first sight or fate.
“Hi,” he stepped closer, ignoring the empty stool beside her to halt just inside her personal space. Usually, Eliana would have reflexively backed up, but she savored his closeness, the power emanating from his presence. Even in this stuffy bar, he smelled good – fresh, like soap and good whiskey. And up close, his eyes were more magical – a hint of gold dancing in their depths.
“Hi,” she responded on a breath, letting the single word hang there for a moment before adding “You aren’t in sales, are you?”
“Nope.” If he thought it was a strange conversation starter, he kept it to himself. “Engineering and design, although I have dabbled in sales. I could be in sales for you,” he offered in a voice smooth as brandy, redolent with sexual promise and a hint of curiosity. She laughed at his offer. “Are you in sales?”
“Yes, I am. I was thinking of what a crime it would be if you turned out to be my new boss. I’m meeting him tomorrow.”
“Jeremy,” he responded, extending his hand to shake hers. “Not in sales. Is your boss named Jeremy?”
“Thankfully, not.” Eliana extended her hand, savoring the moment as Jeremy wrapped his long fingers around hers. She noticed there was no wedding band as she admired the strength and length of his fingers, the fine hairs on the back of his hand, and his grip – warm and dry. His skin was soft over fine bone and healthy muscle. Everything about him captivated her. “Eliana.”
Jeremy seemed in no hurry to release her hand, but after several beats too long for politeness, Eliana pulled hers from his. “Is this seat taken?” he asked, already sitting down, not thinking twice about it. “Or perhaps that table against the wall? I am anxious to learn why you don’t know who you work with, Eliana.”
Eliana laughed and watched as Jeremy’s breath stopped. His every emotion was transparent, especially the desire flaming in his eyes right now. A passion she reciprocated. Wholeheartedly. She couldn’t remember such an instantaneous attraction. But with Jeremy, she felt electricity and lust move through her entire body, just from the touch of his hand and the sound of her name spoken in his rich baritone.
“Eliana,” he rolled the word around his mouth as if tasting a fine wine. “What a lovely name.” Eliana panties dampened. He was just saying words, but their underlying promise was undeniable. She wanted to be alone with him. She wanted to be naked with him. And all she knew was his first name.
Eliana nodded toward the table, questioning her sanity. She was sure about what this man wanted, but after only minutes, her body governed her head. Jeremy spoke briefly with the bartender, passed him a fifty like it was a single, and motioned for her to lead the way to the empty table. Before they had settled in their chairs, both had fresh drinks. Earlier, the bartender had responded to her beauty with decent service and half-hearted flirting, but he reacted with alacrity to the big tip.
“So, spill,” Jeremy directed, leaning forward on his elbows and putting his mouth dangerously close to hers. Just a few inches, Eliana imagined, and they could be kissing. “I am dying to hear your story. I want to know absolutely everything about you.” The way he lingered on the word ‘everything’ made Eliana wetter still. Oh man, she was in way over her head.

 

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Meet Madison Michael:

Madison Michael loves to binge news, movies, books, Oreos and romance – reading romance novels, writing romantic stories, watching Rom-Coms over and over. Maddy has spent her self-isolation fretting about the health of her friends and neighbors and catching up on TV programs from ten years ago. Hunkered down with her cat, Gracie, and a Zoom life-line to the world, she is wondering how people date and social distance, how much junk food she can consume in a day and why Gracie only wants to play when Maddy needs to work.

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📝Review📝: “Outside Blitz” Texas Tornados #0.5, A short story by Author Britney Bell. My Rating: 4 🌟🌟🌟🌟, Genre: Sports Romance novelette is Available Now! ~ #AuthorBritneyBell #Love2ReadRomance #IndieToolBox

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Outside Blitz
Texas Tornados #0.5

By
Britney Bell

Genre:  Contemporary Sports Romance Short Story
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My Rating:  4

Cover:  5

POV:  First-person dual perspectives

Publication:  June 26th 2020

Read:  June 24th 2020  *Review copy provided by Love2ReadRomance Indie Tool Box

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Synopsis:

Contemporary sports romance author Britney Bell brings you a fun, light-hearted, short story with a smokin’ hot Texas Tornados football player.

Zane

No matter how many years I play professional football with the Texas Tornados, the city life doesn’t change my heart. I will always be that Texas guy who’s learned the value of getting my hands dirty with hard work on the farm, and I’m finally able to bring a piece of the farm to the city. Some people may look at this old truck as a piece of junk, but for me, it’s the memories that are embedded in each dent, scratch and chip to its paint.

Lily

It’s a good thing that the family business is my passion. The hours I put in at work do not allow for much of a social life. With the responsibility of the business currently being solely on my shoulders, there’s no room to even think about dating.

See what happens with two busy people, one old truck and a highway of endless possibilities.

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📝My Review📝: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I enjoyed this sweet story. My only complaint is that is was too short! Just when I got into the book, it was over. While this is a short story, I want you to be aware that it IS A SHORT STORY, lol. You can literally read Outside Blitz in about 30 minutes. I have recently discovered this author about seven months ago and already read a handful of her books since. I truly enjoy her writing style. In addition, I appreciated how she created a well-rounded story in under 40 pages. Even though I wanted more of Zane and Lily, I felt the author gave enough that I enjoyed the book. Another great aspect with reading this short story is that it steered me toward Britney Bell’s Texas Tornados series. I’ve already got book one waiting on my Kindle and can’t wait to dig in. Hopefully I’ll get to see a bit more of Zane and Lily. If you are looking for something very quick to read with heart and emotion and an old truck that holds many memories with a few sweet stories to go with it, I recommend this little gem.

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

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📝REVIEW📝: Secrets of the World’s Worst Matchmaker (The Baileys Series Book #7) by Piper Rayne, #ContemporaryRomance. My Rating: 4 🌟🌟🌟🌟 ~ Release Date: June 23rd 2020!

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Secrets of the World’s Worst Matchmaker
The Baileys Series Book #7

By
Piper Rayne

Genre:  #ContemporaryRomance  #Humor #FriendsToLoversRomance #BookBoyfriends

My Rating:  4

Cover:  5

Publication:  June 23rd 2020

Read:  June 23rd 2020  *Review copy provided by Wildfire Marketing Solutions

POV:  First-person dual perspectives

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Synopsis:

Imagine you’re a matchmaker and you realize too late you’re in love with your childhood best friend. You only have yourself to blame—you’re the one who matched him and now he’s engaged to be married. When you find yourself in this position there’s a few secrets you’re going to need to keep…

Secret #1 – Smile when he tells you the happy news, even if your heart cracks in half.
Secret #2 – Don’t compare yourself to his beautiful French fiancée. You’re just as beautiful.
Secret #3 – Don’t tag along to the tux fitting with him alone. Just no.
Secret #4 – Don’t help him learn to dance to his wedding song.
Secret #5 – Erase all memories of the two of you through the years when lines blurred for even the briefest of moments.

And the one you never saw coming…

Secret #6 – Definitely, don’t stand and object—someone else might just do it for you.

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Being a huge fan of Piper Rayne and particularly this series, I have anticipated Juno and Colton’s book since the very first Bailey Book was released. From the first Book, which is Austin’s story, we are introduced to a bit of the dynamic of Juno and Colton. Are they just best friends? Are they more but keeping it a secret? And most importantly…Why are they not a couple yet? The author gave us some insight into the whys in Secrets of the World’s Worst Matchmakerhowever it was nothing I hadn’t already guessed. Even the situation with Colton and Brigette did not end up surprising me. The author went back in time to give us glimpses of Juno and Colton as they grew together. I wished there was more. I felt as if something was missing. I really hate saying this because I love the Bailey’s so much and am such a huge fan of Piper Rayne but I can’t help feeling this book was rushed or not given enough thought. Conflicts resolved too easily; there wasn’t a lot of angst and I felt a lot of the book was predictable. Please don’t misunderstand. I enjoyed reading Juno and Colton’s story and it was well-written but from the first chapter, I felt there could be more for these two characters. This is just my opinion and you should make your own. I did have very high expectations going in and I expected more angst and drama.

While I kept going back in forth in my head about my feelings for Juno, Colton was amazing from the start. Of all the heroes I have read this year, Colton is one of my favorites. His patience and kindness as well as his loyalty to Juno were beautiful. At times Colton did come off a bit sappy but that was one of the traits about him I loved so much. He deserved a happily-ever-after and I was so relieved when he finally got it. So, all that being said, I did not hate this book; I’m glad I got to witness Colton and Juno finally become a couple. The last pages of the book give us glimpses of what’s to come. And from those bits into Sedona and Kingston’s stories, I am suspecting a lot more angst. I’m not sure which book will come first but it doesn’t matter to me. With only two Bailey siblings left, that means this series is going to be over and that saddens me. The Baileys have been one of my favorite series and I hate to have to say goodbye. If you haven’t read any of the books, I recommend you do. I would also start with book one as you will have a more enjoyable reading experience.

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

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Title: Into Their Woods: A Shifter Romance
Author: Beckett Riley
Genre: Erotic Romance (Paranormal/Shifter Short Story)
Release Date: June 1, 2020

 

Living in a rickety old cabin in the woods she bought to renovate, beautiful ex-ballerina Kat knew this was the life she was meant for. If only she had a map when she got lost during a leisurely walk. The wolf stalking her isn’t helping matters either.
 
Brothers Brodie, Lucas, and Finn are scorching hot, territorial bear shifters living in seclusion with one thing on their minds; finding a mate.
 
When Kat lands on their doorstep after narrowly becoming wolf dinner, the term “being eaten alive” takes on a whole new meaning as she’s been mated to all three gorgeous men who want nothing but to fulfill her every need. Can these shifters contain the raging beasts within? More importantly, does Kat want them to?


“This short read is smoking hot, full of love and alpha males that take what they want.” -Spunky N Sassy book blog


“A lot of fun and packed a lot of heat.” -Booked Every Night Blog


“Quick and dirty! If you love Insta-love, fated mates, and super hot alpha males who growl, this is the book for you!” -Neshaisabookworm


BrodieMy brothers and I each grabbed a deer carcass from the bed of the pickup truck and walked over to the shack at the side of the cabin. We’d have enough meat to last the whole winter, so today should’ve been a good fucking day, but there was something else eating away at us. “Better get to it, fucker,” I said to Finn with a smirk, dropping a carcass onto the stack for him to dress.

“Fuck you,” spat my little brother.

By little, I mean youngest of the pack because he was built like a fucking boulder. We all were. I was the oldest and tallest, biggest cock, too, but my brothers would go to their graves before ever admitting it. We’ve lived in the woods our entire lives and for years searched for mates, but to no avail. After last season, our frustration reached fever pitch. Here we were, mate-less thirty-something-year-old bear shifters. The only thing that gets me through the shit show that’s winter is the thought that I’ll find her. The one. My one. She’s all I think about, and even though I’ve never even met her, I love her. I have dreamed of her, though. I’ve never told my brothers because the jokes would never end. But I have. She has dark auburn hair and milky white skin I can almost taste. And don’t get me started on her tits. Jesus fucking Christ. Just thinking about them bouncing while I fuck her makes me hard. I could practically feel my bear trying to claw itself out. When I find her, I’m gonna bury my cock deep inside her tight little pussy and fill her with my seed. There’s something else. In my last dream, she was kneeling over a cracked mirror. She looked so fucking sad as she tried to put the pieces back together—it broke my heart. I woke up the next morning and decided I’d make her the biggest and prettiest fucking mirror I could. I took all the panels I could buy in the nearest town and mounted them along the wall in my room. I’ve been carving the wooden border by hand for months.

Beckett loves writing short, erotic stories as much as she loves reading them. Happily ever afters and hot, possessive guys bring tears of joy to her eyes so expect to see alpha males roaming the pages of her raunchy page. Born somewhere in the United States, Beckett now resides somewhere in the United States where she writes erotic stories. Hey, a girl’s gotta have some secrets.

 

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My Review: 4 Stars

Oh what a super quick sexy read! If you looking for a really short one to get your blood heating, this book is greta for that. I haven’t read a Reverse Harem or a shifter book in awhile so when I came across this one, I knew I was going to read and enjoy it. This book is steamy and adorable at the same time. Loved the characters! Those brothers each had different personalities which I appreciated. However, they all have something in common. Brodie, Lucas, and Finn are sexy, intense. protective, and possessive, all traits of alpha heroes. Kat is one very lucky woman. My one complaint was that I wished this book was longer. This was my first Becket Riley book and I am looking forward to reading more from her.

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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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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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