Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Review: Snowfall on Cedar Trail (Sweetwater Springs #3) by Annie Rains

"I think you're pretty okay yourself, Chief Frisky." - Halona Locklear

Snowfall on Cedar Trail
Author: Annie Rains
Series: Sweetwater Springs #3
Publisher: Forever
Published: October 6, 2019
Source: publisher for review

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From a USA Today bestselling author comes a heartwarming holiday romance between the a small-town florist and the handsome chief of police.

Christmas is always bustling for Halona Locklear’s flower shop, but this year, she’s determined to take some time out to give her young son an extra special holiday. So she should be thrilled when hunky police chief Alex Baker wants to be their not-so-secret Santa. But Halona can’t get too close to Alex. He knows a truth she needs to keep hidden…for her boy’s sake.

Though Alex always had a thing for Halona, he never dared to pursue his best friend’s little sister. But he can’t shake the feeling that the gorgeous single mom and her little boy could use some holiday cheer, even if Halona refuses to let down her guard. But when ghosts of Christmas past threaten, Alex and Halona must decide what matters more: protecting their secrets or opening their wary hearts to new possibilities.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Review: Wrapped Up in You (Heartbreaker Bay #8) by Jill Shalvis

Wrapped Up in You
Author: Jill Shalvis
Series: Heartbreaker Bay #8
Publisher: Avon Romance
Published: September 24, 2019
Source: Publisher for Review

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It’s love. Trust me.

After a lifetime on the move, Ivy Snow is an expert in all things temporary—schools, friends, and way too many Mr. Wrongs. Now that she owns a successful taco truck in San Francisco and an apartment to call home, Ivy’s reinvented life is on solid ground. And she’s guarded against anything that can rock it. Like the realities of a past she’s worked hard to cover up. And especially Kel O’Donnell. Too hot not to set off alarms, he screams temporary. If only his whispers weren’t so delightfully naughty and irresistible.

Kel, an Idaho sheriff and ranch owner, is on vacay, but Ivy’s a spicy reason to give his short-term plans a second thought. Best of all, she’s a tonic for his untrusting heart, burned once and still in repair. But when Ivy’s past intrudes on a perfect romance, Kel fears that everything she’s told him has been a perfect lie. Now, if only Ivy’s willing to share, Kel will fight for a true love story.

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Real Talk: Blog Burn-Out


Hello friends! You have no idea how good it feels to say that. If you've been here before, then you'll have most likely noticed that I've have been posting pretty sporadically since last October. In all honesty, I kind of don't want to talk about what happened. I would love to just sweep it all under the rug and move on. But part of me also feels like this is the first step to coming back, to overcome the hurdles that I've jumped over in the past several months. I can't believe it's been that long. Wow...

So here we go with some real talk about my blogger burn-out and how I've been trying to recover...

Friday, September 20, 2019

Review: Call Her Mine (Harmony Pointe #1) by Melissa Foster

Call Her Mine
Author: Melissa Foster
Series: Harmony Pointe #1
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Published: August 13, 2019
Source: Publisher

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Ben Dalton has always been honest, except where his heart is concerned. He’s been in love with his best friend—saucy, smart-mouthed Aurelia Stark—forever. But Ben’s a planner, and timing has never been on his side. When he finally decides to make his move, Aurelia beats him to the punch with a move of her own—to a different town.

Aurelia loves her new life in the charming town of Harmony Pointe. She has a great apartment and her very own bookstore, and best of all, the sinfully hot, commitment-phobic friend she’s crushed on for years is no longer just around the corner. Maybe she’ll finally be able to leave her unrequited love behind and move on.

But when a baby is left on Ben’s front porch—a baby that is presumably his—Aurelia is there for him. Neither one knows the first thing about babies, but how hard can it be? Ben and Aurelia are catapulted into a world of love, laughter, and tracking down the baby mama, and it might even add up to a very happily ever after… just not one either of them expects.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Review: All Roads Lead to You (Stay #3) by Jennifer Probst

"In fact, since we're putting all out truth out there, I should let you know I've been fantasizing about kissing you. And not just on your mouth." - Aidan O'Connor

All Roads Lead to You
Author: Jennifer Probst
Series: Stay #3
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Published: July 23, 2019
Source: Netgalley

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Happily single, Harper Bishop trusts in only one passion—her rescue farm and healing her thoroughbred, Phoenix. Her dream is to lead him to the Triple Crown. But how unreachable is it without experience or help? A handsome new guest at her family’s B&B has what it takes to make it come true. And with his irresistible brogue, warm smile, and soothing touch, he’s a major distraction.

After a bitter betrayal, horse trainer Aidan O’Connor has fled Ireland for a vacation in New York’s Hudson Valley. When he sees the horse with the fighting spirit, he’s inspired with a new goal: to train Phoenix to win. He’s also facing an unexpected new challenge: his feelings for Harper.

How can she dare to open her heart to a man who’ll be there only long enough to break it?

So Harper and Aidan agree: try to keep it professional, and focus only on Phoenix and the finish line. But along the way, they could also learn a few lessons in love, trust, and taking chances. And, as painful as it promises to be, saying goodbye.

Monday, July 22, 2019

Review: Every Last Breath (Final Hour #1) by Juno Rushdan

"Fine. You win the poor-me award. Should we have your trophy engraved?" - Maddox Kinkade

Every Last Breath
Author: Juno Rushdan
Series: Final Hour #1
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Published: April 30, 2019
Source: NetGalley

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48 hours
2 covert operatives
1 chance to get it right

Maddox Kinkade is an expert at managing the impossible. Tasked with neutralizing a lethal bioweapon, she turns to the one person capable of helping her stop the threat of pandemic in time: the love of her life, back from the dead and mad as hell at her supposed betrayal. Recruiting Cole to save millions of lives may be harder than resisting the attraction still burning between them, but Maddox will do whatever it takes...even if it destroys her.

When Maddox crashes back into Cole Matthews' life, he wants to fight back. He wants to hate her. But the crisis is too strong to ignore, and soon the two former lovers find themselves working side-by-side in a breakneck race to stop a world-class killer with a secret that could end everything.

The clock is ticking.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Review: The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez

The Friend Zone
Author: Abby Jimenez
Publisher: Forever
Published: June 11, 2019
Source: NetGalley

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Fall in love with this hilarious and heartwarming romantic comedy that USA Today bestselling author LJ Shen calls “an absolute treat.”

Kristen Peterson doesn’t do drama, will fight to the death for her friends, and has no room in her life for guys who just don’t get her. She’s also keeping a big secret: facing a medically necessary procedure that will make it impossible for her to have children.

Planning her best friend’s wedding is bittersweet for Kristen — especially when she meets the best man, Josh Copeland. He’s funny, sexy, never offended by her mile-wide streak of sarcasm, and always one chicken enchilada ahead of her hangry. Even her dog, Stuntman Mike, adores him. The only catch: Josh wants a big family someday. Kristen knows he’d be better off with someone else, but as their attraction grows, it’s harder and harder to keep him at arm’s length.