May 282020
 

Love the One You Hate by R.S. Grey

Nicholas Hunt is the man I hate.
For good reason.

His opinion of me is tainted by prejudice even before my arrival at his grandmother’s estate, and my first impression of him is just as abysmal.

His arrogance and icy demeanor make it clear that he’s the type of man who’s best handled at a distance.

Fortunately, space shouldn’t be an issue inside this Gilded Age mansion and its lush gardens. If I stick with the servants and he keeps to his sailboat and vintage Porsche, we should hardly cross paths at all. Unfortunately, at Rosethorn, I find that all roads eventually lead to Nicholas Hunt.

Sparks fly as we spar at the dinner table. Fighting words are flung in the shadows of the palatial halls.

We hang suspended in our hatred of one another, painfully oblivious to the heat and tension that build with every moment we’re left alone. We’re liable to kill one another, I think…right up until my eyes land on his lips and a new feeling grips hold of me: lust.

What’s worse?
He knows it.

They say you should keep your enemies close, but when Nicholas tightens his grip on my waist and draws me near, I’m not sure if it’s out of loathing or love.

One thing’s for sure—I intend to find out.

In typical RS Grey, this book was a fairy-tale like.

Maren is 23 and she has had a pretty bad hand dealing with life. When she was just 13, she was left in the hands for fate, after her parents died in a car accident. Now, she is taken under the wing of Cornelia Cornwell, a very wealthy woman who decides to change Maren’s life.

I couldn’t help but waiting for the other shoe to drop and discover a hidden reason for Cornelia’s intentions, but she was genuine.

At the Rosethorn Estate, Maren is taught to behave lady like and accompany Cornelia through her social affairs. But, when Nicholas Hunt, Cornelia’s grandson learns about Maren, he has to chase her off. It doesn’t help the background check he has on her.

This book was set in a world of highborn upper class, where we get a glimpse of what it could be.

There are some things I have felt were a bit stretched, like Cornelia being in her 80’s and the epilogue is after 10 years. I feared a sign of illness, but nothing there. Also the fact that nobody questioned Nicholas wanting and having Maren. I expected a lot of social scrutiny, but again, nothing of that.

All in all, this was a good time and I enjoyed the world RS Grey built in her book.

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May 282020
 

Talk Nerdy to Me (Sterling Shore #12) by C.M. Owens

Despite the fact it seemed like Base Masters was all over Sterling Shore, I’d never really known much about him, aside from random factoids. Things like… he’s a semi-estranged cousin of one of my brother’s friends, plays guitar in a local band, and he doesn’t get mentioned much unless he’s on stage.

Until… he decided I was going to be his first real-life muse, moved himself into my spare room, and started splashing the walls with pictures of my face next to his lyrics…

His weirdness differs from mine, but he’d be a perfect candidate for my hymen situation. Then I could finally move on to the next personal challenge on my list. The only problem is that he’s yet another man afraid of a virgin.

I genuinely never expected it to be so difficult to lose one’s virginity. I think the world has filled me with false expectations of debauchery coming so easily.

The human element always messes up the plans in my head.

Talk Nerdy To Me is the story of little Brit as she is next for her story.

We’ve known Brit since book 3, when Dane Sterling found out he has a half sister. She is extremely smart, has a memory of a dictionary and is a little bit awkward. Let’s just say she is not used to having social skills.

While we had guesses on things she’s said during the series, now we finally get into her mind.

It’s hilarious and you will love the brotherly love the guys have for her.

In her quest to get rid of her virginity, she stumbles on Base Masters, the solist of the band that plays at Dane’s club and also Tag’s cousin. He doesn’t know what hit him.

Base has been introduced little by little, more so when the girls go to watch him because he is gorgeous.

I am happy that Brit is with Base since they are the characters we’ve seen along the way.

In this book we get the final cliffhangers to the last book: The Wedding. Be sure to give me your thoughts on this one.

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May 282020
 

Hardwired (Hacker #1) by Meredith Wild

Devour the addictive #1 NYT series that’s sold over a million copies worldwide about a bad boy hacker billionaire and the whip-smart woman he can’t resist.

Determined to overcome a difficult past, Erica Hathaway learns early on how to make it on her own. Days after her college graduation she finds herself face to face with a panel of investors who will make or break her fledgling startup. The only thing she didn’t prepare for was going weak in the knees over an arrogant and gorgeous investor who’s seemingly determined to derail her presentation.

Billionaire and rumored hacker Blake Landon has already made his fortune in software, and he’s used to getting what he wants with very little resistance. Captivated by Erica’s drive and unassuming beauty, he’s wanted nothing more since she stepped into his boardroom. Determined to win her over, he breaks down her defenses and fights for her trust, even if that means sacrificing a level of control he’s grown accustomed to.

But when Blake uncovers a dark secret from Erica’s past, he threatens not just her trust, but the life she’s fought so hard to create.

I was looking for some books with a hacker theme and cam across this one.

Blake Landon is a mystery. When he meets Erica Hathaway in a board meeting, trying to pitch her business idea, he wants her and is willing to do whatever to have her.

What Erica wanted was an investor to fund her internet start-up, not a guy to lose herself into.

To be honest, even if I found Erika a very driven woman, sometimes I felt like she was all over the place. The relationship she has with Blake will develop along the way, but there is a clash of control none of them wants to lose. She is supposed to be a Harvard Grad, but damn, sometimes she was so immature, you start to question her sanity.

It has a bit of Fifty Shades vibe drama, but you should give it a try. And I say this because Blake will invade her life and try to make her, his. She tries to resist, but how can she, when a billionaire hacker wants her bad.

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May 282020
 

Code Name: Sentinel (Jameson Force Security #2) by Sawyer Bennett

As a former member of the United States Secret Service, I’m no stranger to putting my life on the line in the name of duty. Having left the nation’s capital to re-settle in Pittsburgh, the skills I acquired during my tenure in Washington have made me a valued member of the team at Jameson Force Security. But when the President comes seeking a favor to protect his niece, I find myself on the fast track back to the Oval Office.

Simply put… she’s beyond brilliant. A nationally renowned energy scientist, Barrett Alexander is on the verge of a breakthrough that will change the world. Unfortunately, that has also made her the target of a suspected terrorist cell. And while Barrett doesn’t believe she’s in any real danger, the President isn’t willing to take chances with her life.

As the threats against Barrett become more calculated, I decide taking her on the run is her best chance of survival. Danger, isolation, and attraction ensure we grow closer than I’d ever thought possible. When I realize I want to keep her safe for reasons that have nothing to do with my job and everything to do with the woman I’ve fallen in love with, no one is safe from the hell I’ll rain down on those that threaten her.

I have been waiting for Sentinel as soon as I finished book 1 of the series. Cruce Britton intrigued me and I wanted his story.

If you’re looking for some PI where they guard the damsel in distress, aka smart and too stubborn and sexy scientist, this book is for you. And she’s the niece of the President of the free world.

So, after Cruce saved the life of the VP now current President he searched for other career opportunities. He is still in good terms with his former employer and that is why he and his new boss, Kynan gets hired to protect his niece, Barrett Alexander from a supposed threat.

Barrie is an energy scientist in the break of discovery something people will benefit or do whatever to get their hands on her formula.

The book was a bit short but on point.

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May 282020
 

Love Online by Penelope Ward

From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new, sexy standalone novel.

We met in the least likely of places. It started out innocently enough. I was “ScreenGod” and she was “Montana,” but of course, those weren’t our actual names, just the virtual cloaks we hid behind.

Logging in at night and talking to her was my escape—my sanctuary.

Her real name was Eden, I’d soon come to find out.

From the first time we connected online, I found myself transfixed.

She was an addiction.

At first, we knew nothing about each other’s real identities…and she was adamant that we keep things that way. Anonymity had no effect on our unstoppable chemistry, though. If anything, it allowed us to open up even more in ways we may not have otherwise.

Eden was funny, intelligent, gorgeous—everything I’d ever wanted in a woman.

But I couldn’t really have her.

I had accepted things would have to stay the way they were—until the day I found a clue that led me straight to her.

So I took a chance.

And that was when our love story really began.

To be honest, I loved and hated this one. I don’t know why, the plot was good, but some things bugged me. I am not a fan of stripping, escorts or other jobs like this. I understand why people do it, i respect that, but it’s not something i like reading about.

Ryder McNamara meets Montana (aka Eden) online.  He feels lonely in his rich life, in his big mansion, so he turns to the internet to search for something to pass the night. When he connects to Eden, he is immediately transfixed and watching her becomes addicted.

When he wants more of her time, he buys her hours. Little by little, he wants her more, but she only sees a black screen. The main characters don’t meet the way you expect, but their feelings grow strong while trying to avoid meeting in real life. This is a safe haven for both. It’s like peaking into the intimacy of a fantasy.

Even though Eden does not like her job, she needs the money.

I would recommend this book, because it has something that draws you. Especially when Ryder goes out of his way to find her.

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May 282020
 

Arrogant Devil by R.S. Grey

A full-length STANDALONE romantic comedy from USA TODAY bestselling author R.S. Grey.

Everyone in Cedar Creek, Texas, knows Jack McNight is an arrogant devil. Physically, I get it: he’s tan and fit, with coal-black hair that’s clearly been scorched by hellfire. Oh, and his personality? It burns just as hot.

When I show up on the doorstep of Blue Stone Ranch, I’m run-down and rockin’ my last pair of underwear. I’m hoping for a savior, but instead, I find him.

My opinion of Jack is marred by a dismal first impression, but his opinion of me is tainted even before I arrive. He’s heard I’m a spoiled princess there to take advantage of his goodwill. To him, I’m more trouble than I’m worth.

Our button-pushing banter should get under my skin. His arrogance should be a major turn-off. Problem is, devils are known to offer their own form of temptation.

Every one of his steely glares sends a shiver down my spine.

Every steamy encounter leaves me reeling.

Sure, it could be the Texas heat messing with my head, but there’s no way I’ll survive the summer without silencing him with a kiss and wrestling him out of those Wranglers.

Who knows…going to bed with the devil might just be the salvation I’ve been looking for all along.

ARROGANT DEVIL is a full-length romantic comedy of 93,000 words. For a limited time, I’ve also included an excerpt from my #1 bestselling sports romance THE SUMMER GAMES: SETTLING THE SCORE!

This is one book I love to re-read from time to time.

If you are looking for a standalone enemies to lovers book to get yourself drown into, I strongly suggest this one.

Jack McNight is one arrogant devil that will make you fall in love with him. When Meredith runs away from her husband, she wants to start a new life. She turns for help to her half sister, but unfortunately, she is half the world away. She suggest she helps Jack until she comes back.

I loved that both her sister and Jack judge her wrong, and thinks she is just leaving her husband because of a hissy fit. But this is not the case here. Meredith has her reason and because she’s kept her life private, nobody knows why she struggles her rich ways. She prefers to go poor than go back to her shallow life.

Anyway, I don’t want to spoiler much, but please PLEASE read this one. You’ll thank me later.

As a clarification, even if the H is currently in a relationship and the h is married, there is no cheating. Things will clear out once you start reading the book.

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May 282020
 

That Guy by Kim Jones

He’s That Guy.

You know, the hero in almost every romance novel.

The super-rich, powerful CEO who is beyond sexy. Lives in a penthouse. Is wicked in bed. Has massive…feet. Is kind of a jerk, but really he’s not because he harbors some major secret that, once revealed, explains why he is the way he is—therefore completely redeeming himself and making all the readers who hated to love him swoon….

Yeah. That one.

Well, I found him.

I’m a writer who has spent years searching for the perfect muse.

Now that I know he exists, I have a mission.

To make him fall in love with me.

This should be easy. I mean, I have issues, but above all, I’m a great catch.

Problem is, I did a stupid thing.

And now he hates me.

Unfortunately for him, he’s my That Guy.

And he’s going to love me….

Whether he wants to or not.

Usually, some blurbs give vague descriptions, but I think in this book,. the blurb is quite explanatory.

This hilarious book had me laugh out loud, because Penelope is nuts. I mean how do one even approach this book?

First, if you haven’t read this one, I HIGHLY recommend it. It’s fun and witty, and you’ll have a smile the whole time reading this book.

Penelope is an author and she’s looking for THAT GUT. Once she finds Jake, she goes out of her way to get him. Right? Because he’s THAT GUY.

SO, my suggestion is to read this book for yourself. Expect a lot of  laughs and don’t take this the wrong way, but threat it as a Rom-Com and you’ll love it.

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May 282020
 

Fight or Flight by Samantha Young

A series of chance encounters leads to a sizzling new romance from the New York Times bestselling author of the On Dublin Street series.

The universe is conspiring against Ava Breevort. As if flying back to Phoenix to bury a childhood friend wasn’t hell enough, a cloud of volcanic ash traveling from overseas delayed her flight back home to Boston. Her last ditch attempt to salvage the trip was thwarted by an arrogant Scotsman, Caleb Scott, who steals a first class seat out from under her. Then over the course of their journey home, their antagonism somehow lands them in bed for the steamiest layover Ava’s ever had. And that’s all it was–until Caleb shows up on her doorstep.

When pure chance pulls Ava back into Caleb’s orbit, he proposes they enjoy their physical connection while he’s stranded in Boston. Ava agrees, knowing her heart’s in no danger since a) she barely likes Caleb and b) his existence in her life is temporary. Not long thereafter Ava realizes she’s made a terrible error because as it turns out Caleb Scott isn’t quite so unlikeable after all. When his stay in Boston becomes permanent, Ava must decide whether to fight her feelings for him or give into them. But even if she does decide to risk her heart on Caleb, there is no guarantee her stubborn Scot will want to risk his heart on her….

Samantha Young is a go-to author to me. It was not a surprised that I LOVED this book.

What I love more about her books, is that I enjoy reading about Scottish characters, and she is very genuine on that. Whenever I would recommend a book of hers, someone always asked if the Scottish aspect of the book was real or amateurish. Ladies, this is the real deal!

When Ava Breevort thinks her days cannot get any worst, she meets Scotsman Caleb Scott. I guess it’s funny since now I register that Scott connection to his name, but anyway. Caleb it’s a man of his own and he manages to make Ava’s day a LOT worst. From their first exchanged words to them sharing a seat next to each other on the plane.

They soon discover that their banter is filled with sexual tension and when Caleb proposes they take it out of their system while he is stranded in Boston, Ava thinks the decision lightly. What can happen to a fling with a sexy stranger? The rude attitude towards Ava has it’s logic, because he thinks she’s just a spoiled rich girl.

During this book I legit laughed out loud and had a smile that made my face hurt.

 

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May 282020
 

Cocky Bastard by Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland

From New York Times Bestsellers, Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland, comes a sexy new standalone novel.

He was someone who belonged in my wildest fantasies instead of a rest stop in the middle of Nebraska.

A sexy, cocky, Australian named Chance was the last person I expected to run into on my cross-country drive.

When my car broke down, we made a deal. Next thing I knew, we were traveling together, spending sexually-tense nights in hotels and taking unplanned detours.

My ordinary road trip turned into the adventure of a lifetime. It was all fun and games until things got intense.

I wanted him, but Chance wouldn’t make a move. I thought he wanted me too, but something was holding him back.

I wasn’t supposed to fall for the cocky bastard, especially when I knew we’d be going our separate ways.

All good things must come to an end, right?

Except our ending was one I didn’t see coming.

Author’s note – Cocky Bastard is a full-length standalone novel. Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

I am a fan of the world of the Cocky Hero Club. Cocky Bastard is one of the book that will inspire a lot of authors to write in this world.

It’s a standalone so you can enjoy it and know you will not want to put the damn book down. Trust me.

Aubrey is moving to another town. She has a lot of miles to her destination, so when she meets a cocky Australian at a gas station, the chemistry between them starts abruptly.

What is more strange is that this hotshot guy has a bike that won’t start, leaving him asking for Aubrey’s help to reach the next town.

It you’re looking for a road trip romance, you’re in for one hell of a ride.

During their travel together, the attraction becomes to hard to handle and feelings set early on. But Chase has a secret that will destroy any future they might have.

After years have passed, Chance wants his second chance, but they way he left Aubrey has her heart broken. Will she listen to him? Will she pause her life to give him another chance? It’s funny how the name matches his wish.

Read the book, meet the goat and tell me all about it. You’ll know what I’m talking about.

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May 262020
 

Taming a Maverick (Sterling Shore #11) by C.M. Owens

SALEM

Just some fun. Just one night of reckless, harmless, wild fun.

That’s what I told myself the night I hooked up with quite possibly the sexiest guy I’ve ever known. Only, I didn’t want to KNOW him. Life is a series of temporary situations, or so it’s always been for me. A future revolves around the next move, but I’m still the type to live in the moment on a seldom occasion, consequences be damned.

Unless that moment happens to be unknowingly landing in bed with my brand new stepbrother. The universe is a mean, twisted jerk. And one consequence is that I have to be around him and get to know him. The worst consequence is the fact that Maverick Sterling, the infamous playboy who can’t possibly be tamed, is really hard not to want more of once you’ve had a taste. So long as I’m not stupid enough to fall in love, it shouldn’t be a big deal. Right?

MAVERICK

My life has been blissfully simple for a really long time. I have a routine. I have friends. I have family. Yet everyone seems to have less and less time, since they’re all sort of trying to be adults or what the hell ever. I blame them for the fact the only girl to ever ditch me without a backward glance is suddenly under my skin. I blame my father for the fact she’s a new fixture in my life. Not that I knew that before I got a little overly friendly with my new stepsister. I mean, what are the odds? It shouldn’t have been possible.

But it happened. It figures the one girl I can’t get out of my head is the one girl who doesn’t want to be with me. At least in my head she’s the only girl who doesn’t want to be with me, because I tend to be arrogant like that. The point is, now she’s everywhere I turn, yet she’s marking a line in the sand that she thinks I really won’t cross.

Obviously she doesn’t know me at all.

*Can be read as a stand-alone
*Sexual Content
*Adult Language

There is no doubt that CM Owens’s Sterling Shore series is one of my absolute favorite out there.

I was fortunate to arrive late on the Sterling train, meaning I just had to wait a bit to get up to date on the last books of the series. Unfortunate, because I kissed a lot of frogs until I got my hands on this baby. I am telling you, this series is GOLD!

Maverick is the guy you want to have as a best friend. He is hilarious and his pranks on Bella made me love him more. He is a serious flirt and if you wonder who got his attention, you need to meet Salem.

Every book can be read as a standalone, but i think you would do an injustice to not starts at the beginning and get to know each and every character.

Salem and her little brother have a mother that change husbands more than often, and she is forced to move into her stepdad’s house. After she had a one night stand with the famous Maverick, she learns that they are stepbrothers. Talk about a buzz kill, but Maverick is more than interested in why Salem can resit his charm and their sexual tension is off the charts.

Imagine a female Maverick and you get Salem.

Read the damn series, I am telling you, you won’t regret it.

 

 

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May 212020
 

Looking to Score by Coralee June & Carrie Gray

He’s like literally the worst.
Oakley Davis is the star running back at our University, and the reason I’ve broken my vow to avoid the college party scene. Thanks to a mixup with my advisor, I’m now serving my Public Relations internship as a glorified babysitter to the party-hard football players.
Specifically, Oakley.
He’s impossible to manage. His Instagram is full of half-naked, drunk photos and he’d rather attend parties than practice. His brand needs some serious work, and when he’s not driving me insane, he’s sleeping his way through the entire female population.
But I’m determined. I have plans to graduate a semester early and nothing or no one will get in my way. I’m a Virgo, after all. Oakley Davis might be a privileged, cocky, football star, but I’m Amanda Matthews; and I’ll do whatever it takes to get my A.
I have to make sure I don’t end up falling in love with the idiot, first.
Live Release on Amazon on May 1st!

Looking to Score is a standalone sports romance novel.

Oakley is the college superstar and plays hard and parties harder. This is why, when Amanda needs an internship as a publicist, the faculty members propose her to become the solution to keep Oakley in line. They hope she will succeed when others have failed, even if she’s only an intern.

What starts as a confrontation between our main characters, soon became more when Amanda actually manages to improve Oakley’s social media presence. He parties less, and stops doing dumb stuff. The fact that he can’t seem to get her off his mind, helps too.

And this is where i struggled a bit with this story. I don’t actually know when Oakley started developing feelings for her. It went from hate to something more too quickly and i would have wanted a bit more struggle. But this is my point of view.

Amanda has some skeletons in her closet and all gets exposed in a humiliating way. Lucky for her, Oakley is there and he tries to keep her safe, but by doing that, he misses a chance to play the most important game of his college career.

lucky for him, everything was worth it.

The ending was bittersweet and wrapped nicely on solving some of the problems we, the real world, still face today. ..

… If only life was more easier as fiction is!

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May 182020
 

Sea of Ruin by Pam Godwin

Bennett Sharp is on the run.
Wanted for piracy, she fears neither God nor death nor man.
Except Priest Farrell.

The unfaithful, stormy-eyed libertine hunts her with terrifying possessiveness. Nothing will stop him from coming for her. Not his unforgivable betrayal. Not when she’s captured by the ice-cold pirate hunter, Lord Ashley Cutler.
She must escape Ashley’s prison and Priest’s deceit. But can she walk away from their twisted desires?

Two gorgeous captains stand on opposite sides of the law. When they collide in a battle to protect her, the lines blur between enemies and lovers.
Passion heats, secrets unravel, and hearts entangle until they break.
Can love prevail in the sea of ruin?

When this book came out it caused quite the scene. Sometimes I hear so much hype about one book, that I either go and read it immediately, or wait a bit, afraid of what I will get my hands off.

In this instance, it took me a while to start it, but… IT RUINED MY LIFE for half an evening until I finished it at 5AM the next morning. This book blinded me and ruined me in the best way.

I cannot say how much I loved and craved every page. It’s authentic, different, hot and angsty AF.

Bennett Sharp will teach you how to live through her eyes a life of piracy and it goes better and better. She lost her parents young and took her father’s path becoming a pirate.  After loving, wedding and being betrayed by a man, she will find herself at the mercy of another one. You will battle between loving Ashley Cutler, getting hung up on Priest and swimming in a sea of questions.

I don’t want to ruin you the story but it is a MUST READ for a romance junkie like us all.

PS: I had a better experience reading this book because I previously watched and loved the TV Show Black Sails. I was a bit accustomed to their scenery and life of piracy.

 

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May 132020
 

By a Thread by Lucy Score

Dominic was staring at me like he couldn’t decide whether to chop me into pieces or pull my hair and French kiss me.

Dominic
I got her fired. Okay, so I’d had a bad day and took it out on a bystander in a pizza shop. But there’s nothing innocent about Ally Morales. She proves that the first day at her new job… in my office… after being hired by my mother.

So maybe her colorful, annoying, inexplicably alluring personality brightens up the magazine’s offices that have felt like a prison for the past year. Maybe I like that she argues with me in front of the editorial staff. And maybe my after-hours fantasies are haunted by those brown eyes and that sharp tongue.

But that doesn’t mean that I’m going to be the next Russo man to take advantage of his position. I might be a second-generation son of a… fill in the blank, but I am not my father.

She’s working herself to death at half a dozen dead-end jobs for some secret reason she doesn’t feel like sharing with me. And I’m going to fix it all. Don’t accuse me of caring. She’s nothing more than a puzzle to be solved. If I can get her to quit, I can finally peel back all those layers. Then I can go back to salvaging the family name and forget all about the dancing, beer-slinging brunette.

Ally
Ha. Hold my beer, Grumpy Grump Face.

Author’s Note: A steamy, swoony workplace romantic comedy with a grumpy boss hero determined to save the day and a plucky heroine who is starting to wonder if there might actually be a beating heart beneath her boss’s sexy vests.

**This book was known as Grumpy Grump Face while I was writing it. It will be released with an alternate Grumpy Grump Face inside the ebook!

Title: By A Thread
Author: Lucy Score
Publication Date: April 23rd, 2020
Shelves: Contemporary; Romance;
Format: Kindle (582 pages)
Rating: 10/10

What happens when you reach 70% on your Kindle and you realize that you have spent the majority of that time with a big smile on your face. This is what this book has done to me.

The banter between the main characters is freaking fantastic and I love a good office romance.

Dominic (God, I love this name) has been in his father place for over a year now, running a company he has no idea how to run. After trying to hide what his father did, Dom and his mother keep things quiet.

But when Dom gets Ally fired, and his mother hires her to undo a wrong, things start to become hectic.

This is an enemies to romance trope, but is more on how to ignore the attraction you have with your employee. Dominic is focused on not becoming his father and because this chemistry between them is too hard to handle, he tries very hard to not touch Ally.

Meanwhile, Ally has some serious troubles and is in need of money to keep her father in a nursing home. That is why she is more focused on 3-4 jobs to help pay the bill.

Oh, and if you’re looking to read some mature romance, Dom is in his early 40s while Ally is 39.

 

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May 132020
 

Beautifully Broken Pieces (Sutter Lake #1) by Catherine Cowles

A woman who’s lost everything.

Taylor is looking for peace and quiet away from the memories of all she’s lost. A small mountain town where no one knows her seems like the perfect escape.

A man battling the ghosts of his past.

Walker loves his life just the way it is. His town, his family, his brothers in blue. Everything simple and easy—until a chance encounter changes it all.

When Taylor’s solitude is interrupted by the rugged cop, they find that the very thing they were avoiding might be just what they both need. As their iron wills clash and passion flares…a killer lurks.

And you never know who might be caught in the crosshairs.

Title: Beautifully Broken Pieces (Sutter Lake #1)
Author: Catherine Cowles
Publication Date: February 25th, 2019
Shelves: Contemporary; Romance;
Format: Kindle (300 pages)
Rating: 7/10

Hmm, some mixed feeling about this one. So, I will start to say this is a mix between Devney’s The Coppersmith Farm and something I don’t remember now, as I write this.

I know, I know… I’ll be back if I do remember. Sigh…

So, this was an easy read of me. By the way, easy read means I finished it, enjoyed it enough to finish, but I am not that of a fan of it.

Because I am in house self-quarantine, I was books that can blow me away and transport me into a world without this damn virus, so probably that is why I am a bit harsh with my lately reviews.

I think what bugged me the most was her broken feelings and I did not connect with them concerning Walker as well. They are both broken souls and I guess what they lost would put a bit of a trigger for someone who lost someone dear the same way they had.

When Taylor gets a vacation with her friends in a small town, Sutter Lake, she decided to stay here and heal her soul. That is how she meets the hot cop, Walker and gets into renting his family’s guest house.

Oh and I remember now… Bootleg Springs by Lucy Score .. yes, that’s the one. Because of all the kidnapping and hikers getting murdered.

Anyway, I say give it a try and let me know what you think.

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The Lucky Heart (Jamison Valley Book 3) by Devney Perry

Life on his ranch could be their future. If they can overcome their past.

Felicity’s life story reads like the script to a bad soap opera. Girl’s high-school boyfriend becomes a drug addict. Girl falls for boyfriend’s best friend. Girl leaves them both behind only to return home years later for murdered ex-boyfriend’s funeral. Now she’s back home in Montana, ready to start fresh. She’s got a long list of amends to make and relationships to rebuild, including one with the man who has owned her heart for sixteen years.

Silas doesn’t need much. He’s got a great horse, close friends and the Lucky Heart ranch, but something has always been missing. He’s not an idiot. He knows the missing piece is Felicity. And now that she’s returned to Prescott, he’s got a second chance to win her heart. This time, the only thing standing in his way is history. Drudging up the past is going to be about as painful as playing tug of war with barbed wire. But if they can heal old wounds, he’ll get the girl he should have had all along.

Title: The Lucky Heart (Jamison Valley #3)
Author: Devney Perry
Publication Date: August 15th, 2017
Shelves: Contemporary; Romance;
Format: Kindle (372 pages)
Rating: 10/10

I’ve wanted to read Felicity Cleary’s story since she came barging in in book 2. She is the sister of the town’s sheriff, Jess Cleary.

There is a lot of history that connects her to Jamison and now she is here. After more than a decade she’s back home, but her past seems to fresh to move on.

Silas Grant has been heartbroken in the past by non-other than Felicity and their chemistry is too strong to avoid.

To make matters worse, his dad is against them and will make life hell for both of them.

Devney’s book are a favorite of mine because they seem real to me. I can relate to the characters and I enjoy their world.

This is one of the series you will want to read and more if you enjoy small town romance. The characters are fierce, real and everything you want.

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The Lost and the Chosen (The Lost Sentinel #1) by Ivy Asher

My name is Vinna, and I’ve been keeping a lot of secrets.

You would too if you’d experienced some of the weird shit I have: red-eyed monsters chasing me, markings on my body appearing out of nowhere, a strange power that crackles colorfully over my skin from time to time, and don’t get me started on the weapons I can conjure up almost out of nowhere.

Lucky for me, I have yet to meet someone whose ass I couldn’t kick, inside the ring or out. I put that to the test when I run headfirst into a fight that brings all my secrets, and reality as I know it, crashing down around me.

Now, I’m looking for answers and trying to piece together what the hell is going on. Paranormal is my new way of life. It’s not going to be easy, and I’m not exactly welcome.

That is, until I meet the boys, and trust me, they are anything but boyish.

I’m up against elders who think I’m too powerful, a family who views me as a threat, and something lurking in the shadows that’s been coming for me my whole life.

There’s not a chance in hell I’m going down without a fight. I’m not lost anymore, and I’m about to show this world exactly what I can do.

Title: The Lost and The Chosen
Author: Ivy Asher
Publication Date: November 17th, 2018
Shelves: Paranormal; Romance; Reverse Harem;
Format: Kindle (317 pages)
Rating: 8/10

I love Paranormal Romance, so of course I had to dive right into the world of Casters and Sentinels of Ivy Asher’s.

At first, I got a bit confused because I knew this was an RH, but I could not understand the relations between Vinna and the 5 men that found her. So, to clear that a bit, they are the Paladin and one of them is her uncle, but she’ll be romantically involved with this crew’s sons.

She is quite the force and the guys are blown away by how powerful she is. This is how she ends up in the town of supernaturals, Solace.
Her uncle’s coven is formed from:
Evrin – healing magic
Silva – defensive magic
Aydin Calix – elemental magic
Lachlan Aylin – offensive magic
Keegan – spell magic

Then, she meets the boys and soon we find out that they are her harem. The boys are:

Bastien and Valen: the twins
Knox
Ryker
Sabin

Since we got this under control now, let’s say the first book tells the story of how Vinna came to the world and finally, she will have the answers to what she really is. Since she’s new to the paranormal world, she has to figure it out little by little, but with every answer rise more questions.

Related to character development, I felt a bit strange because I kind of felt the guys as boys, and not the men training to become Paladins. Probably since she was younger in my mind and this transferred to the boys.

Vinna Aylin is the last of her kind and she is being hunted for her skills. Luckily, now, she is not alone since her boys … aham.. men, are along for the ride.

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The Goal (Off-Campus Book 4) by Elle Kennedy

New York Times bestseller Elle Kennedy brings you a sexy new Off-Campus novel that can be read as a standalone…

She’s good at achieving her goals…

College senior Sabrina James has her whole future planned out: graduate from college, kick butt in law school, and land a high-paying job at a cutthroat firm. Her path to escaping her shameful past certainly doesn’t include a gorgeous hockey player who believes in love at first sight. One night of sizzling heat and surprising tenderness is all she’s willing to give John Tucker, but sometimes, one night is all it takes for your entire life to change.

But the game just got a whole lot more complicated

Tucker believes being a team player is as important as being the star. On the ice, he’s fine staying out of the spotlight, but when it comes to becoming a daddy at the age of twenty-two, he refuses to be a bench warmer. It doesn’t hurt that the soon-to-be mother of his child is beautiful, whip-smart, and keeps him on his toes. The problem is, Sabrina’s heart is locked up tight, and the fiery brunette is too stubborn to accept his help. If he wants a life with the woman of his dreams, he’ll have to convince her that some goals can only be made with an assist.

Title: The Goal
Author: Elle Kennedy
Publication Date: September 26th, 2016
Shelves: Contemporary; Romance;
Format: Kindle (350 pages)
Rating: 10/10

I don’t know why I put off this book so much. I think I knew Sabrina was more than Dean was saying, but I did not want to read her book.

Now that I have… Hot Damn!!! I think more than her Tucker blew me away… Daddy alert… he’s awesome.

So, we know from the end of book 4 that Tucker comes in and announces that he’s going to be a dad.

Now we find out exactly the whole story from the beginning and we grow to love him and Sabrina James.

They have a lot of struggles and being only in their early twenties, this baby surprise has them on edge, while also dealing with their future.

Sabrina is a law student and Tuck seeks his financial degree in buying a business.

The Goal slowly introduces the next characters in the spin off series Briar U and let me tell you know that you need to read them all.

This college series will blow you away. They are funny, steamy and filled with hot, yummy guys.

Elle Kennedy did a fine job from my point of view.

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Two Captains, One Chair by Shaye Marlow (An Alaskan Romantic Comedy book 2 )

Rocking sparkly purple toenails under a pair of steel-toe boots, Suzy is a river barge captain in the Alaskan Bush. She’s a tiny gossip with big problems: her able-bodied barge boy just left her high and dry, she can’t sleep, her best friend Helly is getting all the action… and now, someone’s stolen her gold nugget.

Ed is a nice guy. He’s a bushrat with a big beard, a knack for fixing things, and a wardrobe consisting of flannel… period. He’s the only man who can help Suzy with her problems, but he’s also her most likely suspect. And Ed has a secret, one which Suzy will go to great lengths—even if those lengths are measured in rope—to uncover.

Enter Helly’s brothers, who rob Suzy of orgasms, harass her wildlife, and break her roof. Add in a whole Passion Party’s worth of tipsy women, a pet goat bent on revenge, conniving fishing guides… and Suzy’s belligerent dad, who’s got a hard-on for the law.

In the resulting madness—amongst big criminal acts, little criminal acts, and ones that are juuuust right—will Suzy have a fighting chance of finding her gold nugget? Or will she discover just how bad Ed can be?

Laugh till your face hurts with this wacky contemporary romance. Follow a cast of quirky characters as they maraud through the Alaska Bush, violating the basic tenets of civilization to bring you another sexy, ridiculous adventure.

*Can be read as a standalone.
*No cliffhanger on this steamy, feel-good romance.

Title: Two Captains, One Chair (Alaskan Romance #2)
Author: Shaye Marlow
Publication Date: November 18th, 2015
Shelves: Contemporary; Romance;
Format: Kindle (347 pages)
Rating: 10/10

I feel in love with this series since book 1. It is everything I wanted from an Alaskan Romance.

It’s fun, hot and I have re-read it sooo many times, I’ve lost count.

Suzy and Ed were introduced in book 1, Tow Cabins, One Lake. She is Helly’s best friend and Ed is the shy neighbor that helps everyone.

This book was so smartly written, that is one of my favorites. Ed has a secret. Suzy is a gossip.

When she loses her gold nugget, everyone’s a suspect and Ed is hiding something.

I loved finding out who Ed really is through Suzy’s eyes. And their chemistry is off the charts.

I highly recommend this series, and if you’re looking into Wild Ones’ vibe, this is the one for you. If you don’t know what I am talking about, I found this series while looking for books similar to CM Owen’s Wild Ones Series. Both are to die for. Trust me.

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The Double Dare (Neighbor from Hell #6) by RL Mathewson

Marybeth still couldn’t believe that she’d survived this long with a friend like Darrin, but somehow she’d managed to beat the odds and not give in to temptation and smother him with a pillow while he slept.

Of course some days were more difficult than others…

For twenty years he’s been biding his time, waiting for the right moment to make his move and now that it was here…
He couldn’t seem to stop screwing up.

Author’s Note:

Every NFH novel is written so that it can be enjoyed as a stand-alone book with the exception of this one. When I started writing Double Dare it wasn’t meant to coincide with The Game Plan, but it does. So, if you haven’t read The Game Plan, you may want to wait until after you do so that you can fully enjoy this book.

Title: The Double Dare (Neighbor from Hell #6)
Author: R.L. Mathewson
Publication Date: April 24th, 2015
Shelves: Historical; Romance;
Format: Kindle (237 pages)
Rating: 8/10

Currently, The Double Dare is my least loved book of the series and I don’t really know how to explain it. Darrin and Marybeth have been best friends since they were 7 and the books tells their story while Jodi and Danny are beginning theirs.

The author made a nice job on writing this part of their family without retelling too much from the last book, since most of the family scene we have read in Truce.

I think we need a family tree, because they are so many of those Bradfords out there!

As tradition says, Darin has to blackmail and kidnap and do whatever Bradfords do in order to get himself a wife, the girl he has loved since he was a kid. Problem is she has some health issues that keeps her from going further with his plans.

All in all, fantastic series, good belly laughs and I can’t wait to read the next one!

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The Mistake (Off-Campus Book 2) by Elle Kennedy

New York Times bestseller Elle Kennedy brings you a sexy new Off-Campus novel that can be read as a standalone…

He’s a player in more ways than one…

College junior John Logan can get any girl he wants. For this hockey star, life is a parade of parties and hook-ups, but behind his killer grins and easygoing charm, he hides growing despair about the dead-end road he’ll be forced to walk after graduation. A sexy encounter with freshman Grace Ivers is just the distraction he needs, but when a thoughtless mistake pushes her away, Logan plans to spend his final year proving to her that he’s worth a second chance.

Now he’s going to need to up his game…

After a less than stellar freshman year, Grace is back at Briar University, older, wiser, and so over the arrogant hockey player she nearly handed her V-card to. She’s not a charity case, and she’s not the quiet butterfly she was when they first hooked up. If Logan expects her to roll over and beg like all his other puck bunnies, he can think again. He wants her back? He’ll have to work for it. This time around, she’ll be the one in the driver’s seat…and she plans on driving him wild.

Title: The Mistake (Off-Campus #2)
Author: Elle Kennedy
Publication Date: May 6th, 2015
Shelves: Contemporary; Romance;
Format: Kindle (pages)
Rating: 10/10

I love this series so much… Damn.. all the feels! This is a college series where the party bad-boys-hockey-players finally find the girl.

And it’s beautiful to watch.

We’ve known John Logan from Garret and Hannah’s first book and it was difficult to watch since he kind of had a thing for Hannah.

Logan struggled with his best friend and his girl, while also dealing to a serious drama back home.

In comes Grace. She has a small secret crush on the famous John Logan, but when he accidently shows to her down room, the unthinkable happens.

After that, Grace is all Logan can think about.

I can’t wait to read the rest of the guys’ stories. Great series!

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