Monday, January 23, 2023

Release Blitz & Review: Remaking A Man (Sun Valley Mafia #2) by Amy Craig

Remaking a Man by Amy Craig

Book 2 in the Sun Valley Mafia series

Word Count: 72,223
Book Length: SUPER NOVEL
Pages: 305



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Book Description

Breaking family ties can set her free.

Gisella meets Dante, a brooding West Coast executive, at a Miami Beach cleanup. When she realizes he’s buying an insurance company from her mafia-boss father, she suggests Miami and her father will eat him alive.

Dante disagrees, but when Gisella’s father offers him fifteen million dollars to marry her or her sister, he accepts on the condition that he can choose which daughter to marry. Dante’s previous ties to West Coast organized crime help him navigate Gisella’s family, but to have her in his life, he risks succumbing to the high-octane lifestyle he left behind.

Reader advisory: This book contains scenes of drug use, gun violence and murder.

Friday, January 6, 2023

Review: Sugar by Lydia Michaels

Author: Lydia Michaels
Publisher: Bailey Brown Publishing
Published: September 29, 2020
Source: author for review

A sexy alpha male from the poshest part of Philadelphia gets snowed in with his beautiful neighbor in this modern day rags-to-riches, enemies to lovers romance from bestselling and award winning author, Lydia Michaels.

Avery Johansson is borrowing against her youth and beauty to afford a better future by working as a sugar baby. Gifted at playing the role of a delicate female, she makes a living by stroking men’s egos. But the real Avery prefers leather over lace and spice instead of nice.

Noah Wolfe is used to getting exactly what he wants when he wants, and when he sets his sights on his sexy neighbor, he’s determined to have her. Little does he know, the soft female across the hall doesn’t swoon for roses–she plays with the thorns.

Two dominant hearts collide in an explosion of sin and safewords as boundaries are pressed to the limit in a battle of power and ultimate possession.

Saturday, December 31, 2022

Review: Secret Santa Face-off by Victoria Denault

 Secret Santa Face-off
Author: Victoria Denault
*Originally appears in Scoring Over The Holidays Anthology
Published: December 16, 2022
Source: author for review

The only thing colder than the ice I skate on is my heart. Especially at Christmas.

We’re having a horrible season and when my team is struggling, I hold myself accountable. All I want to do is work harder on the ice. I definitely don’t need Felicity Roarke, the team’s Community Outreach director, distracting me. But there she is, handing out candy canes and decorating our locker room like a rabid, little Christmas elf. A very attractive, unintentionally sexy elf. I make sure I draw her name in the staff’s Secret Santa exchange, and start brainstorming the worst gift ideas ever. My goal is to throw cold water all over her holiday spirit. But somehow, things between us end up getting hotter. Suddenly I’m unable to focus on anything but proving to Felicity that she wants a Grinch in her life. Or at least in her bed.

Friday, December 30, 2022

Review: Sparks Along the River by Amy Craig

Sparks Along the River
Author: Amy Craig
Series: Secret Santa Collection
Publisher: Totally Bound
Published: December 6, 2022
Source: publisher for review

Her new friend’s brother is totally off limits.

Rachel flees an abusive relationship and takes shelter in rural Louisiana before the Christmas holidays. Grateful for a new friend and a place to hide out, Rachel runs her media empire from the swamplands and tries to keep her hands off her friend’s older brother.

On Christmas Eve, bonfires light up the levee, but when the embers cool, Rachel must choose whether or not to return home.

Sunday, December 11, 2022

Review/Release Blitz: Holiday in Hiding by Lily Michaels & Daddy's Secret by M.C. Roth

Holiday in Hiding by Lily Michaels

General Release Date: 6th December 2022

Word Count:  48,367
Book Length: SHORT NOVEL
Pages: 186



Hiding from his past may wind up leading Liam to the merriest Christmas of his life.

Constantly looking over his shoulder has become Liam Carlson’s norm after five years in witness protection. Living with his new identity has come with a major downgrade in lifestyle and a lack of any meaningful connections. But when he loses his minimum-wage job and the rundown apartment he called home, he finds himself in the middle of a Texas state park waiting for the marshal in charge of his case to help with relocation. A sudden, ferocious storm destroys many of his belongings, including the tent that offered him some protection, but it also heralds in a sexy-as-hell park ranger, Jax Gallagher, who taunts Liam’s long-neglected libido.

Jax and his wife, Megan, have had an unconventional relationship from the beginning, with a military romance that blossomed into marriage. Their mutual desire to share their love with a third member resulted in several blissful years with another man that ended when they left the service and took on civilian careers. An unexpected visitor in the form of a drenched Liam is the first glimmer of hope since then that they can reclaim the happily-ever-after they thought they’d lost. Their attraction grows with every second they spend together. While they become closer, another lifesaving rescue also manages to open the door to a career Liam never fathomed.

But the truth of the criminal world Liam grew up in threatens to destroy the still-tenuous bond the three are forming and the bright future Liam never believed possible.

Reader advisory: This book contains a description of an injured or abused animal.

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

The Wicked Truth (The Wickeds: Dark Knights at Bayside #4) by Melissa Foster

The Wicked Truth
Author: Melissa Foster
Series: The Wickeds: Dark Knights at Bayside #4
Publisher: World Literary Press
Published: December 7, 2022
Source: publisher for review

Scorching heat, laugh-out-loud humor, and swoon-worthy moments abound in this sexy new standalone romance by New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melissa Foster.

What happens when you’re not looking for love, but it walks in the door?

Madigan Wicked’s heart is not up for grabs. She’s been there, done that, and she’s not going back for seconds. She pours her heart and soul into her family, her greeting card line, puppetry, and storytelling performances. But she’s not opposed to having a night of fun, and the gruff, sinfully hot, definitely-not-looking-for-love mysterious stranger she runs into at a bar might be just the right man to enjoy it with.

Ex-con Tobias Riggs has lost enough for one lifetime. The only family member in his corner doesn’t remember him, and the people who he thought would always be in his life, walked away. He’s just trying to make it through each day, and the last thing he’s looking for is any sort of connection. When chemistry ignites with the snarky, sexy storyteller, with lips he can’t stop thinking about, he gives in to a night of passion.

Though neither is open to love, it’s been known to bully its way into even the most resisting hearts. But can it survive the wicked truth of Tobias’s dark past?

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Review: Always Her Love (The Steeles at Silver Island) by Melissa Foster

Always Her Love
Author: Melissa Foster
Series: The Steeles at Silver Island
Publisher: World Literary Press
Published: September 21, 2022
Source: ARC for review

Some fates are too tempting to deny…

If you love single-parent romances, you won’t want to miss Always Her Love, an emotionally gripping, funny, and sinfully-hot story of forbidden love, with a much deserved and epic happily ever after. Fall in love on the sandy shores of Silver Island, home to coffee shops, boat races, midnight rendezvous, and the sexy, sharp-witted Steeles. They have a penchant for pranks, a passion for loyalty, and a trunk full of secrets. All Steele novels may be enjoyed as standalone romances.


“I'm pregnant. It’s yours. I’m having it, and unless you want it, I’m putting it up for adoption.” Those were the words that changed Levi Steele’s life before he was even legally allowed to drink. There was never any question about whether he would keep his daughter, and eight years later, he doesn’t have a single regret. He owns a successful contracting company, he’s part of the Dark Knights motorcycle club, and Joey’s happiness is his top priority. None of that would be possible without the help of Joey’s beautiful and selfless aunt Tara, who’s going to be staying with them over spring break and who he’s been thinking about in ways he shouldn’t. But Tara’s older sister is Joey’s birth mother, and she’s the last woman the dirty-talking biker should want to get his hands on.

Tara Osten has been crushing on Levi for as long as she can remember. He’s a loving father, a loyal friend, someone with whom she can always be herself, and six-plus feet of deliciously hard, tattooed muscle. At twenty-four, she’s finally realized he will never see her as more than his baby mama’s younger sister. It’s time to let go of her lustful fantasies starring Levi Steele and move on with her life. Step one: Buy her own place and start dating. Step two: Survive spring break without falling harder for the one man she can never have.