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.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Review: The Lemon Sisters (Wildstone #3) by Jill Shalvis

"Never be ashamed of who you are. That's your parent's job." - Garrett

The Lemon Sisters
Author: Jill Shalvis
Series: Wildstone #3
Publisher: William Morrow
Published: June 18, 2019
Source: Publisher for Review

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Brooke Lemon has always led the life she wanted, wild adventures—and mistakes—included, something her perfect sister, Mindy, never understood. So when Mindy shows up on Brooke’s doorstep in the throes of a break-down with her three little kids in tow, Brooke’s shocked.

Wanting to make amends, Brooke agrees to trade places, taking the kids back to Wildstone for a few days so Mindy can pick up the pieces and put herself back together. What Brooke doesn’t admit is she’s just as broken . . . Also how does one go home after seven years away? It doesn’t take long for Brooke to come face-to-face with her past, in the form of one tall, dark, sexy mistake. But Garrett’s no longer interested. Only his words don’t match his actions, leaving Brooke feeling things she’d shoved deep.

Soon the sisters begin to wonder: Are they lemons in life? In love? All they know is that neither seems to be able to run far enough to outpace her demons. And when secrets surface, they’ll have to learn that sometimes the one person who can help you the most is the one you never thought to ask.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Review: For His Pleasure (Forbidden Lovers #3) by Shelly Bell

"The old Dreama loved to touch and be touched. She found power and strength through her submission. I miss it, Cash. It's like losing a limb. I'm not a stranger to anxiety, but before my attack, I had an outlet for it. I've tried every conventional method of beating my phobia, but nothing's worked." - Dreama Agosto

For His Pleasure
Author: Shelly Bell
Series: Forbidden Lovers #3
Publisher: Forever
Published: June 18, 2019
Source: Publisher for Review

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Cash Turner could never resist a woman in need. It’s what shapes his desires–and sealed his fate. Recently released from prison after serving time for a murder he didn’t commit, Cash has to keep his head down and stay out of trouble. That means avoiding the curvy, delicious temptation of Dreama Agosto . . . a woman who holds his future in her hands.

Dreama knew returning to work wouldn’t be easy, but she wasn’t prepared for Cash Turner. He’s tall, commanding, the first man to spark her interest in a year . . . and her newest parolee. It doesn’t take long for Dreama to realize that there’s more to him–and his case–than meets the eye. As the two of them investigate the murder that led to his incarceration, they explore the growing desire between them, risking more than her career. Because now that the real killer has set his sights on Dreama, she’s also risking her life.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Review: Wild, Crazy Hearts (The Bradens & Montgomerys #4) by Melissa Foster

"Did you not just hear me say how much I love you? How I'm trying to change because I want us to last? How much I want to communicate better? I'm sorry I had to leave to figure it out. You can hold that against me, but I hope you won't." - Brindle Montgomery

Wild, Crazy Hearts
Author: Melissa Foster
Series: The Bradens & Montgomerys #4
Publisher: World Literary Press
Published: June 12, 2019
Source: Publisher

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High school teacher Brindle Montgomery and rancher Trace Jericho have been close friends forever and on-again off-again lovers for years. As rebellious as they are stubborn, they’re both perfectly happy with their no-strings-attached hookups. But when Brindle returns from a trip to Paris with a baby bump, it sends Trace’s wild, crazy heart into a frenzy—and Brindle is left wondering if she’s made the biggest mistake of her life.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Review: Barefoot Beach (Harmony Harbor #8) by Debbie Mason

"Theia Lawson, I really, really like you." - Marco DiRossi

Barefoot Beach
Author: Debbie Mason
Series: Harmony Harbor #8
Publisher: Forever
Published: June 4, 2019
Source: NetGalley

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Can a summer of love make up for a lifetime of secrets?

Wedding fever has taken over Harmony Harbor this summer, and the local matchmakers have set their sights on Theia Lawson, a former navy pilot who’s in town for a stay at Greystone Manor. And while Theia’s got her reasons to put this small town behind her as fast as she can, there’s a certain tall, dark, and irresistible man that she can’t seem to get off her mind.

Firefighter Marco DiRossi wants to beat the matchmakers at their own game so he conspires with Theia to pretend they’ve already fallen in love. It’s only for the summer. What could go wrong? Yet as the beach season draws to a close, Marco and Theia find their pretend relationship has led to very real attraction. But when a secret from the past is revealed, jeopardizing everything they hold dear, can this unlikely couple find their way to a happily-ever-after?