Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Review: In for a Penny (The Whiskeys: Dark Knights at Peaceful Harbor #7.5) by Melissa Foster

In for a Penny
Author: Melissa Foster
Series: The Whiskeys: Dark Knights at Peaceful Harbor #7.5
Publisher: World Literary Press
Published: December 9, 2020
Source: arc for review

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Catch up with your favorite characters and enjoy Bones and Sarah’s wedding while falling in love with the newest Whiskey-world couple, Penny Wilson and Scott Beckley, in this Whiskey series novella.

When everything you want is right in front of you, but it’s still out of reach…

Penny Wilson has a successful business, more friends than a girl could ask for, and a boyfriend she’s madly and passionately in love with. Scott Beckley is honest, loyal, hands down the best lover on the planet, and absolutely gaga over his nieces and nephews. Scott’s a keeper…as long as Penny doesn’t ever want to hear those three magical words that would take their relationship to the next level. Scott escaped abusive parents at seventeen and was forced to find his way alone in the world. Even though it’s been more than a decade and he’s reunited with his estranged sisters and built a good life in Peaceful Harbor, Maryland, he’s still tortured by his past. Penny knows he loves her with everything he has, but for a girl who wants a family and a guy who is afraid of having one, love might not be enough.

Friday, September 4, 2020

Review: Fearless (Moto Grand Prix #1) by Katie Golding

"See? We're both avoiding each other, and we both end up in the same place. We're supposed to be together, damn it, and you don't walk away from that." - Bill King

Author: Katie Golding
Series: Moto Grand Prix #1
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Published: July 28, 2020
Source: ARC review

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Billy King may be smiling under his black Stetson as he waves for the MotoGP press corps, but the plain truth is the motorcycle racer is hurting: for his horse back in Memphis, for his girl with one boot out the door, and thanks to an injury that's not getting any better.

With his racing contract contingent on his latest injury remaining a secret, Billy bolts home at the end of the international circuit―resolved to heal, and ready to win fellow racer Taryn's heart a second time. Hopefully, before the love of his life is gone for good. But broken hearts don't heal overnight, and the cost of forgiveness is sky high...unless Billy can prove his heart is home to stay.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Review: The Monroe Sisters Box Set by Aliyah Burke

"If this is what you've believed for all these years, I've seriously neglected my job as your husband. A fact I must tell you, I am fully anticipating the fun I will have making you realized just how wrong you were." - Baron Andrew Coleman

The Monroe Sisters Box Set
Titles: Need You Now, Let Me Go, I Won't Say Goodbye
Author: Aliyah Burke
Publisher: Totally Bound
Published: July 21, 2020
Source: ARC review

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While they may not be of the same blood, the Monroe Sisters have been family since they were young. Now they are all professional women and they are always there for one another. They have each other’s backs and are the sounding boards when needed, or the kick-in-the-ass if necessary.

Monday, August 31, 2020

Review: Opposites Attract (Ready or Not #2) by Jayce Carter

"You can try as hard as you want to pretend you're some frigid ice queen, but you forget, I've tasted your kiss. Even if you're a little frozen, you're pure fucking magma beneath that." - Gray Connors

Opposites Attract
Author: Jayce Carter
Series: Ready or Not #2
Publisher: Totally Bound
Published: June 23, 2020
Source: publisher

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Resisting the sexy bad boy next door should be easy…shouldn’t it?

Tabby has spent her life following the rules and creating an orderly, regimented life. Nothing is out of place, from her landscaping, to her business, to her nonexistent love life. All that changes, however, when a tattoo-covered, motorcycle-riding bad boy moves in next door and throws her perfectly ordered life into chaos.

Gray has always been wild, a guy who values his freedom above all else. It’s left him with a string of one-night stands and no intention of ever getting tied down. But as soon as he meets his nerdy and uptight neighbor, he can’t deny how badly he wants to see her come undone. He doesn’t want forever, but a few nights can’t hurt.

The more time they spend together, the more the sizzling attraction between them grows. Even as they remind themselves it can’t go anywhere, both Tabby and Gray find themselves wondering…what if? Will they give up and go back to their own lonely lives, or will they risk it all and realize there’s a reason why opposites attract?

Monday, August 3, 2020

Review: Just a Heartbeat Away (Forever Yours #1) by Cara Bastone

"You be grateful. Grateful that you're here. That your little boy has a good, loving, competent father. A father who leaps a fence to sprint him to the ER and makes Raspberry Beret pancakes and tells him the truth about the dates he goes on." - Via DeRosa

Just a Heartbeat Away
Author: Cara Bastone
Series: Forever Yours #1
Publisher: HQN Books
Published: June 30, 2020
Source: arc for review

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Some people change your life
Others change your heart

Newly widowed dad Sebastian Dorner was unraveling at the edges—until his son’s teacher, Via DeRosa, threw him a lifeline. Now, two years later, they reconnect at Matty’s new school, and an inconvenient but unmistakable jolt of attraction crackles between them. But why does the first person to spark with Sebastian in years have to be a millennial? Is twentysomething Via really too young for him or does fortysomething Sebastian just feel too damn old?

A former foster kid, Via’s finally forged the stable life she’s always dreamed of—new job, steady income, no drama. The last thing she needs are rumors about her and a single dad at school. But why does she keep being drawn into his capable, worn-flannel orbit? And why does being around Sebastian, Matty and even their dog, Crabby, seem to spark so much want?

They’re trying to ignore the tension threatening their friendship. But sometimes what’ll heal you is just a touch—and a heartbeat—away…

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Review: Searching for Love (The Bradens & Montgomerys: Pleasant Hill - Oak Falls #6) by Melissa Foster

Searching for Love
Author: Melissa Foster
Series: The Bradens & Montgomerys: Pleasant Hill - Oak Falls #6
Publisher: World Literary Press
Published: July 29, 2020
Source: arc for review

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Zev Braden and Carly Dylan were co-explorers, best friends, and first loves. Their close-knit families were sure they were destined to marry—until a devastating tragedy struck, breaking the two lovers apart. Over the next decade Zev, a nomadic treasure hunter, rarely returned to his hometown, and Carly became a chocolatier and built a whole new life across the country. When a chance encounter brings them back into each other’s lives, can they find the true love that once existed, or will shattered dreams and broken hearts prevail? Find out in Searching for Love, a deliciously sexy, funny, and emotional second-chance romance.

Monday, July 6, 2020

Review: Chasing Charlie by Raven McAllan

Chasing Charlie
Author: Raven McAllan
Publisher: Totally Bound
Published: June 16, 2020
Source: ARC for review

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He’s never had to chase a female before. Jake discovers it’s make a move or miss out. Chasing Charlie isn’t as simple as it sounds.

Jake Bannerman, aka Jake the Rake, isn’t used to doing the running, it’s usually the other way around. He hasn’t been given that sobriquet for nothing.

Charlotte—Charlie—Allsop, newly arrived in Scotland, is in for a culture shock. She has no time for his attitude and no intention of making his life easy. If he wants her, it’s up to him to make the first move.

Which he does—just not in the way anyone expects. He teases, she retaliates, and when he discovers her middle name, she enlists his sister’s help.

As they continue the most unconventional courtship, where neither will give way, sparks fly. It’s amusing to watch, not so much to be part of it.

Until the cookery contest.

When they both enter, the competition takes second place to their one-upmanship. Or does it? Will Jake be Jake the no longer rake? Will he have no need to be chasing Charlie? Only time will tell.