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📝Review📝: 4 🌟🌟🌟🌟 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

Author Debra Holt

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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


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

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

Sheriff Gray Dalton has been in love with Tori since they were kids. He doesn’t want to change Tori or derail her goals, but he does want to combine their dreams—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 she’s so determined to keep him in.

Can Gray prove to Tori that with him she can have it all—career, love and a family? 

My 📝Review📝: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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 of The Sheriff and the Cowgirl, this is my honest and unbiased review and I thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂

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Review: 3.5 stars to “When Sparks Fly” by Author Helena Hunting, Genre: Contemporary Romance, #BestFriendstoLoversRomance ~ Release Date: September 21st 2021

When Sparks Fly by Author Helena Hunting


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Genre/Trope: #ContemporaryRomance #BestFriendstoLovers

My Rating: 3.5

Cover: 3.5

Release Date: September 21st 2021

Read: May 27th 2021 *Review copy provided by NetGalley

POV: First-person alternating perspectives

Kindle: 288 pages


Charming, hilarious, and emotional…When Sparks Fly is Helena Hunting at her very best!

Avery Spark is living her best life. Between her friends, her sisters, and Spark House, the event hotel her family owns, she doesn’t have much time for anything else, especially relationships. She’d rather hang out with her best friend and roommate, Declan McCormick, than deal with the dating scene. But everything changes when she is in a car accident and needs someone to care for her as she heals.

Declan avoids relationships, giving him a playboy reputation that he lives up to when he puts a one-night stand ahead of a promise he made to Avery. While he may not have been the one driving the car, he feels responsible for Avery’s injuries and is determined to make it up to her by stepping into the role of caretaker.

Little did they know that the more time they spend in compromising positions, the attraction they’ve been refusing to acknowledge becomes impossible to ignore. When they finally give in to the spark between them, neither is prepared for the consequences. Their love is fragile and all it will take is a blow from the past to shatter it all.

My Review: 3.5 stars

3.5 stars
I have mixed feelings about this book. There were moments I liked but unfortunately there were parts of this book that fell flat for me. The pace and plot just didn’t hit the mark. I have read this author plenty of times and enjoyed all those other books which is why I didn’t hesitate to read this one. But it almost felt like a different author wrote it. Both the H/h frustrated me too often. And don’t even let me get started on my true feelings about Declan. To be honest, if I had this man in my life, I’d be concerned whether or not he was all in. I should tell you that there were enough moments with secondary characters that helped me to overall give this book a 3.5 rating. So, I didn’t hate it; I just wish the author was able let me experience the connection I expected.

One aspect of romance for me that is a hard no is when there are other woman/other men intimacy on the pages before our MCs get together. I don’t want to hear about that. And in this case, I wasn’t a fan of Declan as a result. Even at the very end, I didn’t have that sigh-worthy moment. Something was missing.

To sum it up, this review is what it is because of my reading preferences; you should decide on your own, especially if you are a Helena Hunting fan, if you’ll read it. Not every book I read is a five or even a four star. As I said, I didn’t hate this book but I will admit that I’m still considering if I will read the rest of the Spark sister’s books when they become available. At some point, because I am a fan of this author, I think I’d like to do a reread and see if my feelings change. 

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Recently Released! ~ “Meant for More” by Author Liza James ~ Genre: #ContemporaryRomance Best Friends to Lovers is #AvailableNow ~ #LizaJamesAuthor @Wildfiremarket1


Release Date: March 26



Maybe in another life, we would have been more than this. 


More than just friends. Best friends, really.


Instead, I watch you with your arms around another. Your sweet words and that usual charm directed towards someone else. 


It’s okay—I was never meant to be yours to begin with. 



Countless memories and lingering moments have shifted into a startling perspective. 


I’ve spent my years chasing my dreams, my ideal girls, my career in football. 


But then it happened, over the course of one night, my entire vision centered around someone I didn’t anticipate.


A girl who has been here all along.





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Meet Liza James

I remember writing my first book when I was just a kid. It was a short children’s story that my mom loved so much, she took the time to get our friend to illustrate all of the pages. 


I had decided back then, that when I grew up I was going to be an author. Funny how we grow up and things change so drastically, right? As I got older, I began the age old search of trying to figure out exactly what I wanted in life. 
I got married at 18, moved across the world with my husband and spent the next several years trying so many different things in order to find my fit. I fell in love with so many things as well, including photography, calligraphy, music, and letterpress. 
But writing and reading have always remained a constant love of mine. Oddly enough, it was the only thing I never spoke about. I kept it very private, starting several different stories and ultimately not finishing them. I never spoke about what I was writing with anyone, or very very few people once in a while. I didn’t even share what I wrote with my family or my husband.
This year, a lot of things changed. I found myself coming to a place in my life as a mom, a wife, a friend, but still not as MYSELF. I continued struggling with my own identity, struggling with who I was outside of being a wife and mother. So, I made it a goal to write and finish my first novel in 2019. I decided to CHOOSE my path and create it for myself, choose my identity and allow my passion for writing to come at the forefront of that. 
I am a mother. I am a wife. I am a friend and a lover of many many things. But I am also a writer, I’m an author, and loving every moment of embracing myself in all of those things.
So, here I am today, writing this blurb about my “story” and laughing to myself just a bit. Because this is just the beginning of what my story was and is going to be, and I’m ready to embrace whatever this new adventure has for me.
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NEW RELEASE ~ “Storm” By Michelle Mankin, Genre: Childhood Best Friends to Lovers Beach Romance, is #AvailableNow! ~ @MichelleMankin. @EJBookPromos



Title: STORM

Author: Michelle Mankin
Genre: Childhood best friends to lovers beach romance
Release Date: November 10, 2020 
Cover Design: Lori Jackson
Cover Photographer: Michelle Lancaster 
Cover Model: Dylan


He wants her, but he can’t have her. 
She wants him even though she doesn’t know who he really is. 
Storm Hardy left Ocean Beach to pursue a career in the music industry.
Lotus Irving stayed behind, her world rocked by one terrible tragedy after another. 
What if all your best memories are behind you? What if you lost the one friend who understood you better than anyone else? What if your greatest wish is to recreate the past instead of imagining a brighter future?
Storm by New York Times bestselling author Michelle Mankin is a novel about never giving up, no matter what life throws at you. It’s about the importance of love and learning to dream again. It’s about looking beyond the wind, rain, and lightning to find the calm. It’s about holding on to the right person who helps you to be strong.

STORM, an all new standalone childhood best friends to lovers romance by New York Times bestselling author Michelle Mankin is #comingsoon to #kindleunlimited

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MICHELLE MANKIN is the New York Times bestselling author of the Black Cat Records series of novels. 
Fall in love with a rock star.
Love Evolution, Love Revolution, and Love Resolution are a BRUTAL STRENGTH centered trilogy, combining the plot underpinnings of Shakespeare with the drama, excitement, and indisputable sexiness of the rock ‘n roll industry. 
Things take a bit of an edgier turn with the TEMPEST series. These pierced, tatted, and troubled Seattle rockers are young and on the cusp of making it big, but with serious obstacles to overcome that may prevent them from ever getting there. 
Rock stars, myths, and legends collide with paranormal romance in a totally mesmerizing way in the MAGIC series. 
Get swept away by temptation in the ROCKSTARS, SURF AND SECOND CHANCES DIRT DOGS ROCKSTAR series. 
Romance and self-discovery, the FINDING ME series is a Tempest spin off with a more experienced but familiar cast of characters. 
The ROCK F*CK CLUB series is a girl-power fueled reality show with the girls ranking the rock stars. 
The ONCE UPON A ROCK STAR series is sexy modern-day fairytale retellings. 
When Michelle is not prowling the streets of her Texas town listening to her rock or NOLA funk music much too loud, she is putting her daydreams down on paper or traveling the world with her family and friends, sometimes for real, and sometimes just for pretend.
Love Evolution
Love Revolution
Love Resolution
Love Rock’ollection Box Set
TEMPEST series (also available in audio):
Irresistible Refrain
Enticing Interlude
Captivating Bridge
Relentless Rhythm
Tempting Tempo
Scandalous Beat
The Complete Tempest Rock Star Series, Books 1-6
The MAGIC series (also available in audio):
Strange Magic
Dream Magic
Twisted Magic
High Tide
Island Side
The Complete Rock Stars Surf and Second Chances Dirt Dogs Rockstar Series, Books 1-5
FINDING ME series (also available in audio):
Find Me
Remember Me
Keep Me
ROCK F*CK CLUB Girls Ranking the Rock Stars series (also available in audio): 
ROCK F*CK CLUB, Girls Ranking the Rock Stars, Book 1
ROCK F*CK CLUB, Girls Ranking the Rock Stars, Book 2
ROCK F*CK CLUB, Girls Ranking the Rock Stars, Book 3
ROCK F*CK CLUB, Girls Ranking the Rock Stars, Book 4
ROCK F*CK CLUB, Girls Ranking the Rock Stars, Book 5
ROCK F*CK CLUB, Girls Ranking the Rock Stars, Book 6
Once Upon A Rock Star: 
The Right Man
The Right Wish
The Right Wrong



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