Sep 162021
 

A Spot of Trouble (Turtle Beach Book 1) by Teri Wilson

Get ready to laugh out loud with this hilarious romantic comedy featuring:
A grumpy firefighter who thinks his way is the only way
A bubbly cupcake vendor who thinks her pup can do no wrong
Adorable Dalmatians who swap places—and the chaos that ensues
An opposites-attract romance that’ll warm your heart
Violet March and Sam Nash are as different as night and day and have been enemies ever since Violet accused Sam of dognapping her beloved Dalmatian. Sam knows that would never happen—his well-trained fire safety demonstration dog never steps out of line, whereas Violet’s problematic pooch has never met a command she didn’t ignore completely, much like her bubbly owner. So when Sprinkles and Cinder accidentally switch places during the annual police vs. fire department softball tournament, Violet is thrilled by her dog’s sudden perfect behavior, while stubborn-yet-charming Sam is horrified to find that his dog no longer listens.

But when they eventually realize and switch the dogs back, Sam and Violet are shocked to find that not everything is as simple as it seems. And a little puppy love might be just the thing they’ve been missing…

Hana’s Review

– 3 stars
– small town romance
– enemies to lovers
– slow burn/closed door

If you’re looking for a quick, lighthearted rom-com, this book is a decent bet. Meddling older woman (with a Golden Girls vibe), adorable Dalmatians, a small town rivalry and two opposites fighting their attraction – it’s a light, sweet contemporary romance ala Disney and Hallmark.

Sam Nash moves to this small beach town after a traumatic experience as a firefighter in Chicago. As the town’s new fire marshall – all straight edges and no-nonsense – he soon learns that this town, and it’s people, are more about messy joy and fun and all sorts of shenanigans. Violet March, the police chief’s daughter, and her Dalmation, Sprinkles, in particular. Violet’s eccentric and sweet behavior and her dog’s fun-loving demeanor meet their match in Sam and his firefighter-trained Dalmation, Cinder. Sparks fly as these two become instant rivals with an attraction they just can’t deny.

This isn’t just a slow burn… this is a minimal burn, really. Despite the hot firefighters… and actual small fire. This book is more about that sweet, adorable love that develops despite their differences and about the fun that the dogs and the seniors citizens make happen for Sam and Violet. I’ll be honest that I loved the dogs and Ethel, Mavis and Opal so much more than I did Violet and Sam. Their up-to-no-good antics really made this book with laugh-out-loud moments.

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Sep 162021
 

The Shaadi Set-Up by Lillie Vale

In this witty and heartfelt rom-com debut for fans of Jasmine Guillory, Emily Henry, and Tessa Bailey, an Indian American woman signs herself and her boyfriend up for a matchmaking site to prove they’re a perfect match, only to be paired with her ex instead.

High school sweethearts Rita Chitniss and Milan Rao were the golden couple, until the day he broke her heart. Now, six years later, Rita has turned her passion for furniture restoration into a career and has an almost-perfect boyfriend, Neil. The last thing she needs is for Milan to re-enter her life, but that’s exactly what happens when her mother, an unfailing believer in second chances, sets them up. Milan is just as charming, cocky, and confident as he was back in school. Only this time, he actually needs her business expertise, not her heart, to flip a hard-to-sell house for his realty agency.

While Rita begrudgingly agrees to help, she’s not taking any risks. To prove she’s definitely over him, she signs herself and Neil up on MyShaadi.com, a Desi matchmaking site famous for its success stories and trustworthy enough to convince everyone that she and Neil are the new and improved couple. Instead, she’s shocked when MyShaadi’s perfect match for her isn’t Neil…it’s Milan. Ignoring the website and her mother is one thing, but ignoring Milan proves much more difficult, especially when she promises to help him renovate the beach house of her dreams. And as the two of them dive deeper into work—and their pasts—Rita begins to wonder if maybe her match wasn’t so wrong after all….

Hana’s Review

– 4 stars

– diverse characters

– second chance romance

– slow burn/closed door

 

I am complete sucker for a second chance romance. Throw in the fun, quirky, diverse group of characters, and some adorable pups found in The Shaadi Set-Up by Lillie Vale and I am SOLD!

Granted, I truly do enjoy more explicit romances and smut, to be frank. However, this slow burn, closed door romance is just so well written and enjoyable, that the minor steamy foreplay worked for me. I fell for these characters and for their love story and was truly invested. Vale’s prose is engaging and colorful, she brings everything to life. I can see and taste everything she describes – I need to make those paneer tacos ASAP, honestly. Aji verde!!

Rita is our lovely heroine, making her living restoring furniture and enjoying her life with her boyfriend Neil. Except for the part where he keeps wanting to tell their traditional Indian parents about their relationship. Rita isn’t looking for forever or complications and doesn’t want to open up the can o’ worms that is the history of their parents’ relationships. She enlists Neil in a plan she has to use the Indian dating site, MyShaadi, to somehow tell their parents of their relationship and get them to be ok with their dating. It’s a crazy and convoluted plan that, of course, doesn’t actually go as planned.

In the meantime, the one that broke Rita’s heart, Milan Rao, comes back into her life through the loving meddling of their moms. Milan is her childhood sweetheart, the one she thought was her forever, who broke her heart in the most hurtful of ways. And, at first, she wants no part of having him back in her life. But love endures, right?

What follows is a wonderful story of finding each other again. Old miscommunications uncovered, old love re-ignited and the strength to fight for what they love is finally found.

I did feel that the ending dragged a wee bit but still got to their happily ever after. I truly loved this read and finished it within a day.

Thanks to NetGalley and and Penguin Group Putnam for the early digital ARC in exchange for a review.

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Aug 232021
 

Key Change (Common Threads Book 3) by Heidi Hutchinson

Before Hannah was a 9-5 working, dinner making, homebody, she was Ashton James: a paparazzi-stalked pop star with more enemies than friends.

These days she has one priority: keeping her sister safe and away from the public eye.

Hannah was doing a great job, until the pesky little brother of an ex-fling discovers where she is, and wants her help launching his career.

Now she has to trust Johnny—whom she betrayed in more ways than one—to protect her whereabouts. Johnny may have an infuriating moral compass and the timing of a storybook hero, but is he immune to the temptation of revenge?

Johnny’s focus has always been his music business, and a bad influence like Hannah is the last thing he needs at work, or around his brother.

But some things are too powerful to be stopped. For someone like Hannah, second chances—in life and in true love—don’t exist. She didn’t think so, at least.

Johnny is about to prove her wrong, and being wrong has never felt so right.

‘Key Change’ is a full-length contemporary romance, can be read as a standalone, and is book #3 in the Common Threads series, Seduction in the City World, Penny Reid Book Universe.

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Aug 202021
 

Forrest for the Trees (Green Valley Heroes #1) by Kilby Blades

Forrest Winters isn’t just a federal fire marshal; he’s a thorn in Ranger Sierra Betts’s side. The way he swings his big axe, fixes her with his chameleon gray eyes, and talks about his jurisdiction has a way of breaking her concentration. He has a way of showing up everywhere he doesn’t belong, including Greenbrier Ranger Station. And he really needs to quit stealing her bacon bites.

When a series of suspicious fires, an underhanded co-worker, and a cagey Parks Police Chief threaten her job and the park itself, Sierra grudgingly agrees to partner with Forrest. Their side investigation may be her best shot at preventing the framing of an innocent man. But can his firefighting expertise and her detective skills lead them to the real arsonist before Forrest breaks her with his charm?

‘Forrest for the Trees’ is a full-length contemporary romance, can be read as a standalone and is book #1 in the Green Valley Heroes series, Green Valley Chronicles, Penny Reid Book Universe.

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Aug 162021
 

A Castle of Ash (A Tempest of Shadows Book 4) by Jane Washington

A reverse harem, enemies to lovers, slow burn romance.

“This world has fallen to sickness and shadow. It has bound my hands and blinded me, picking away at the things I love until even my conscience has slipped off to some forlorn cage within my mind, locked away as a traitor. I once feared the storm inside me. Now I would give anything to have it back.”

To prove the purity of my soul, I sacrificed everything. I lost my magic, my best friend, and tied myself to the five kings of the afterworld in unholy matrimony. Now, every day is torture at their hands. I am their final hope, a perfect weapon to wield in the ultimate war still looming ahead of us. They will push me as far as it takes, no matter what.

Every day, I give a little more of myself away, and they’re snapping up each piece as though they have a right.

Every day, the Darkness takes another victim, picking off people all around me until those of us who fight for light and life are outnumbered in a world we’re no longer sure is our own.

The end is drawing near, but the closer it gets, the more impossible our victory seems.

Even after everything I’ve sacrificed … I fear it won’t be enough.

Book 4 of 5 in the Tempest of Shadows series. This is a slow burn with DARK themes, unwilling anti-heroes, and one hell of a kick-ass heroine woven through a rich fantasy setting.

Excerpt A Castle of Ash by Jane Washington

“You took the Warmaster to bed?”
“Not yet, apparently,” Jostein answered for me. “But she will.”
“How accurate was this dream of yours?” I pressed. “How can you be sure?”
“You dreamt about it?” Sig interrupted again, his face crinkling up, like he didn’t know whether to laugh, or be embarrassed for Jostein.
“Can you describe it?” I asked, making Bjern snort in amusement. “Sorry,” I added. “It’s just a little hard to wrap my head around right now.”
Jostein seemed surprised. “I saw it quite a few times in quite a few different ways, so it must not be that hard to wrap your head around. Which time would you like me to describe?”
Bjern, Sig and Herra all burst out laughing as my mouth dropped fully open and Frey shot a pitying look my way.
“I just need to clarify.” I was half covering my mouth as I spoke, almost like I was trying to force myself to shut up, even as I was compelled to babble on. “You said that I take him to my bed…”
“Yes, I’m referring to sexual intercourse,” he answered the question I couldn’t quite bring myself to form.
“Like full intercourse?” I choked out, as Bjern snorted and Sig seemed to devolve into a fit of laughing.
“Sexual intercourse?” Bjern asked, a huge grin on his face as he shook his head at Jostein, amused by the verbiage.
“He’s talking about a little bit of horizontal refreshment,” Sig supplied, still in the midst of a fit.
“What?” Frey and I both asked at the same time.
“A little bit of slaying the dragon,” Bjern added.
“Joining giblets,” Jostein inserted, like he was contributing to the conversation in some way.
Maybe he was.
I had no idea.
“Going to blindman’s bluff?” Bjern asked, his eyes twitching between me and Frey, asking like he expected us to suddenly understand the term.
“Smuggling a bone?” Sig had a wide grin.
“Onboarding the captain?” Herra joined in, a twinkle in her eye.
“A good old scrogging!” Bjern had completely forgotten his inside voice by this point.
“What?” I managed to say around a slightly terrified laugh. “Does that mean?”
“Polishing the spear!” Jostein raised a finger, like he had somehow won this game they were playing. “Or in Ven’s case, basically the entire armoury.”

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Aug 132021
 

Atonement by Tori Fox

From the moment I laid eyes on Cameron Wilder, I knew I had to have her.
I hired her to fix the image of my company.
Making her off limits.
I could ruin her.
Yet it doesn’t stop me.

I’m an asshole.
A bastard.
A tyrant.

She’s a saint.
A free spirit.
Innocent.

One touch captivated me.
One kiss wrecked me.
And every argument we have has me ready to crawl on my knees for her.

I feed her lies to keep her safe.
Because my secrets will destroy her.
Break her.
Kill her.

I’m a dangerous man.
To keep her would put her in peril.
But like the devil I am, I can’t let her go.

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Aug 062021
 

Heartless Player (Westfall U Series #1) by R.C. Stephens

A brand new hockey series from best selling author R.C. Stephens
Rebel

Notorious heartbreaker and handsome-as-sin hockey captain, Wolfe Judd is the golden boy on campus. He could have any girl he wants… and he wants me.

He sees beyond my surface. The way his stormy blue eyes watch me… I feel beautiful for the first time since my accident. Little by little, he tears down my walls, exposing a passion that leaves me breathless and a vulnerability that could leave me shattered.

But all my scars aren’t on the outside, and the ones inside whisper that a guy like him will never fall for a damaged girl like me. Turns out Wolfe is just as broken as I am. He might be a heartless player, but that won’t stop me from playing his game.

Wolfe

Rebel thinks she’s invisible, but I see her… even when she doesn’t want me to. Even when I wish I could get her out of my mind, because falling for her is a complication I can’t afford.

My reputation proceeds me, but Rebel is a game-changer. And if I get too close, I’m afraid she’ll see right through me. Behind the person who my family and teammates expect me to be, to the person who’s been keeping secrets.

With every scorching touch, every unapologetic kiss, the rules change, and the truth unravels around us. If only we could go on living this lie, then I wouldn’t risk losing the only girl I’ve ever loved.

Authors Note: A heartfelt college sports romance with an HEA. No Cliffhanger.
For mature readers.

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Aug 022021
 

Make You Stay by M.L. Broome

Make You Stay is a steamy, contemporary romance that is:
Slow Burn
Friends to Lovers
Single Dad
Feisty Heroine

Aidan:

I’m perfectly content with my life, until Chloe walks through the door, upending any semblance of balance.

Chloe is one of those fast-talking New Yorkers with an opinion about everything. Never mind that most of them are correct.

She also has the greatest ass on the planet, along with a sex kitten smile that threatens to undo me every time we meet.

But we want different things from life, and neither of us is willing to compromise.

I have to keep my distance, no matter how much my heart wants to make her stay.

Chloe:

My holiday plans never included a funeral, or the grizzly bear in a suit scowling at me throughout the service, but here I am.

Turns out the grizzly is named Aidan, and he’s actually a big softie beneath his shaggy beard. A big softie with rock hard abs.

He’s fun, flirty, and dangerously attractive, but we’re strictly friends. There’s no crossing that line, although with each passing night, he’s getting harder to resist.

I changed my life for love once before and I won’t do it again, no matter how much my heart wants him to make me stay.

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Jul 262021
 

Tempting Talon by Renee Dyer

For so long, football was my life, but in one moment, it was ripped away from me forever. Forced down another path, I opened one of the hottest nightclubs in Miami.

The Takedown became my new playing field. Women threw themselves at me, and I happily caught them, tossing them away as quickly as I could, sated and with a smile on their faces.

Until the night I caught Dixie Sinclair falling off her barstool.

I should have walked away.

She was precisely the type of woman I had avoided my whole life. She was stuck up, judgmental as hell, and thought she was too good for everyone. Everything I typically wanted nothing to do with.

One look into her blue eyes had me questioning my assumptions about her. Dixie was a puzzle that needed to be solved, and I was willing to forget years of self-preservation to help her piece herself back together.

I wanted her to be mine.

I needed her to be mine.

She was the game I was willing to play for the rest of my life.

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Jul 122021
 

The Dark Bite (Vampire Hunter Society #1) by Leia Stone

Vampires are the spawn of the devil. Evil to the core… or so I thought, until one of them saves my life.

As a member of the House of Rose, a division of the Vampire Hunter Society, I’ve got one of the highest kill records on file. I track my mark and don’t stop until the job is done.

That is, until my mark saves my life. Luka Drake isn’t like the vampires I’ve been hunting for the past five years, and despite the fact that he’s a vampire prince fresh out of Magic City Prison for committing God knows what crime, I can’t kill him.

My only other option is to walk away and pretend our paths never crossed. I’m about to pull it off but Luka pulls me back, and in the worst way possible, in a way that changes everything.

This is a full-length slow burn paranormal romance for readers that love Jaymin Eve, Linsey Hall and K.F. Breene.

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Jul 092021
 

Trapped by Kristina Beck (The Everyday Heroes World)

Kristina Beck’s Trapped is an emotionally charged, heartwarming, slow-burn contemporary romance written in K. Bromberg’s Everyday Heroes Worlds project.

Charli

Hating my life, I make a single selfish wish.
When it’s granted, innocent lives are lost.

And my punishment? I inherit everything, including a beautiful baby girl. Now, I’m a single parent to a six-month-old I haven’t the first clue what to do with.

To make matters worse, Kellan, my father’s broody business partner, shows up looking as gorgeous as ever. It’s always been quite clear that he can’t stand me, but now it seems like the complete opposite.

Everyone says I’m the winner in this situation, but extreme guilt chases away my happiness. Then two more bombs are thrown at my feet, making me question the strength of true love and my future.

Kellan

I miss an exit and become stuck in the middle of a nightmare.
Horrific images are burned into my memory.
Relief washes over me that it’s not Charli, the woman I’ve always hidden my true feelings from. It’s her sister.
Then guilt hits me like a freight train.
No one can know.

At the wrong place at the wrong time, I’m brought face-to-face with Charli and her new daughter. Out of respect for my boss, I’ve gone as far as to callously dismiss her. But that reasoning is irrelevant now. It’s time I put everything on the line and prove she’s the only woman for me… even if it means losing her anyway when she finds out my secrets.

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Jun 102021
 

Heart of the Assassins (An Academy of Assassins Novel Book 2) by Stacey Brutger

A PLAGUE UNLEASHED ON THE PRIMORDIAL REALM THREATENS THE SURVIVAL OF THE SUPERNATURAL RACE. ONLY THE ACADEMY OF ASSASSINS CAN PREVENT THE RACE’S DESTRUCTION…AND THEIR OWN.

Morgan has been banned from hunting until she learns to control her powers and her impulsive nature. Her team is so focused on her training, she feels more alone and alienated than ever. She must make the heartbreaking decision to stay and fight for the men who mean everything to her or turn her back on the Academy to survive.

But the choice is taken from her when the Academy is viciously attacked, and Morgan is abducted and dumped into the Primordial Realm. Abandoned and unable to get back to the Academy, Morgan must take a crash course in survival in this alien world. As she investigates the deadly mist sweeping through the Realm, she is horrified to discover that her team has followed her, determined to earn back her trust.

With their lives in danger, Morgan will do whatever it takes to save them, even if it means entering Tartarus and uncovering the secrets of the forgotten gods. With the cure in hand, they must defeat monsters from myths and legends—and their worst nightmares—and escape the gates of hell, or risk becoming forever trapped and forced to watch the destruction of their world.

An Academy of Assassins Novel : Book 2

Meet the Assassins: Morgan, Kincade, Ascher, Ryder, Draven and Atlas.

I stared the 2nd book as soon as I finished the first book. I am hooked.

As I’ve said in my first review, still no sexy times. I was a bit disappointed and did some research. Apparently, there is a novella or book 4 where we can be rewarded for waiting so long.

Morgan is finally in the clear… she knows her heritage but now she has guardians instead of mates. The ones that were supposed to connect with her and be a team, have made a mission to train her with the new abilities she has.

We also get to know more of the guys. What kind of animal they are and how they became to be a hunter.

 

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Jun 092021
 

Camden Walker (The Wreck Me Series) by Aly Stiles

An emotional, slow burn contemporary romance that can be read as a standalone.

Damaged.
Drifter.
Genius.
After surviving severe trauma, Camden Walker has spent his life being trapped by labels. Now, at age twenty-seven, he’s fine being the gifted artist not wired for a world that’s left him scarred. All he wants is to break free and find the beauty that’s been stolen from him.

Smart.
Successful.
Painfully ordinary.
Olivia Price is used to being invisible and living in the shadow of her younger sibling. The fact that Olivia is secretly in love with her sister’s boyfriend is just another example of craving what Claire takes for granted.

But when Claire dumps Camden without a thought, Olivia can’t let go of the haunted green eyes she’s loved for so long—especially when they finally see her too.

Because maybe it takes the one not wired for this world to appreciate the one who’s been ignored by it.

And maybe it takes the only person who’s ever understood the wounded artist to show him he’s as radiant as his art.

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Jun 062021
 

A Dream of Embers (A Tempest of Shadows Book 3) by Jane Washington

A reverse harem, enemies to lovers, slow burn romance.

“I had dreams of the sun dying like hot coal smothered by sand, suffocating in a world where darkness hunted light … but then I woke and saw that it had risen again, and I knew we would be no different.
From this battle to the next, we would endure.”

What began as a war of force had turned to one of secrets and strategies. An army was amassing in the shadows, hidden from our eyes, slipping into our ranks until there was nowhere safe to turn, and nobody left to trust.
To win the war, I would be forced to forget the man I trusted, and to bind myself to the men I hated.
Forever.
Since the first day, the great masters have fought for control over me, fought to claim me in marriage and seize my power for themselves. Every step of the way, they’ve asked me to choose. They’ve attempted to deal and swindle the decision out of me, but I’ve managed to out-manoeuvre them at every turn, bringing me to this moment.
The moment I finally choose.
If they can take my power, I can take theirs, and if marriage is how they want to do it, then so be it.
I’ll marry all five of them, and choose myself.

Book 3 in the Tempest of Shadows series. Over 100,000 words.
This is a slow burn with DARK themes, unwilling anti-heroes, and one hell of a kick-ass heroine woven through a rich fantasy setting.

Excerpt A Dream of Embers by Jane Washington

“You need me,” I said.
He hummed a sound that was more of a growl, saying for the rest of them: “She thinks we need her.”
“She might be right,” Andel noted, unemotionally. “We did make our alliance somewhat obvious. There have been consequences to that.”
“And look at the thanks we get.” Helki scowled the words out, his eyes shifting over me with barely-concealed disdain.
In some ways, the six of us were a great team—but that was only because we had one, crucial thing in common. We were all willing to drive me into the ground to possibly save the world, and we were all willing to sacrifice me at any given moment in a bid to win this war. In every other way, we were the worst kind of team that had ever been assembled. Case in point: our soul-deep hatred of one another, and our inability to discuss anything at all without someone—usually Helki—completely losing their temper.
“The thanks you get?” I still had my hand fisted in Vidrol’s coat, but I was too distracted by Helki to release him. “You know exactly what I’m offering you. All of you. I’m offering the impossible. I’m giving you both of the options you deliberated over for so long. I’m offering to save this world…” I pressed my teeth together, flicking my eyes to the three figures now huddled in the corner of the room, cowering away from our tense discussion. “And I’m offering to share in the benefits,” I finally hedged. “A six-way share. A six-way partnership.”
“You can’t cram six people into a two-person carriage,” Helki ground out.
He tugged the leather tie from his hair, shoving his hands through the dark brown strands agitatedly, before tying them back up again, his eyes appearing almost black with the way his temper was building.
“Isn’t it obvious?” I forced my fingers to relax their grip of Vidrol’s coat, but he stayed for a moment, his breath stirring my hair. “I’m making a new carriage. You can get in, or you can get lost.”
Helki strode forward just as Vidrol stepped to the side—almost like one had predicted the other—and suddenly, there was a mountain of seething rage before me, wild eyes threatening to hammer me into the floor.
“Don’t start trying to throw your weight around with me, little twig. I can make you submit in a hundred different ways before the sun comes up.”
“Even if you broke my back I still wouldn’t bow to you,” I snarled.
“This again,” Andel sighed.
“Do you two need to arm-wrestle, or can we move on?” Vidrol asked blandly. “We can throw you in a pen to roll around in the mud later, but there’s somewhat of an intriguing offer on the table right now, and the adults in the room would like to discuss it.”

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Jun 042021
 

Academy of Assassins (An Academy of Assassins Novel Book 1) by Stacey Brutger

ONLY ONE THING STANDS BETWEEN HUMANS AND THE DEADLY SUPERNATURAL WORLD…THE ACADEMY OF ASSASSINS.

Abandoned as a child and unable to remember her past, Morgan was raised as a hunter, one of an elite group of fighters sworn to protect humans from the dangerous paranormal creatures who invade our world…creatures such as herself. Her life changes the day she’s summoned to the Academy of Assassins, a school that trains witches and hunters to eradicate paranormals who prey on humans. Her first assignment—find and eliminate the killer who is using the Academy as their own personal hunting ground.

As Morgan delves deeper into the investigation, she will need to dodge assassination attempts, avoid the distraction of romantic entanglements with the devilishly handsome security expert, Kincade, and his maddeningly overprotective teammates, while keeping the volatile magic in her blood concealed from those who would use it for their own purposes. When the danger increases and the school is threatened, Morgan must unearth her missing memories before someone finishes the job they started so long ago—killing her and unleashing a plague that will consume the world.

An Academy of Assassins Novel : Book 1

Meet the Assassins: Morgan, Kincade, Ascher, Ryder, Draven and Atlas.

I have had this series in my TBR list for a long time. I loved the world set by the assassins and how Morgan was centered in this new story.

It’s a reverse harem suitable for younger people, because there is a lot of character development, a lot of plot and the story is great. I was disappointed about the lack of sexy times, so that is why I say it’s safe for younger book addicts.

Morgan is raised to be an assassin her whole life. She is itching to go hunting and that is why she is transferred to the Academy of Assassins. There she meets her guys, but they don’t have time for romance. Literally, the book is packed with action and sometimes I struggled with the abundance of details but loved it.

Things I didn’t like? It’s 3rd person, but perfect on audio…. And the lack of sexy times.

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Apr 082021
 

Crave Thy Neighbor (Roommate Romps #3) by Teagan Hunter

Don’t fall for your roommate…especially when it’s only temporary.

Nolan Brooks is off limits.
Sure, he’s insanely attractive and funny and I might have almost gone home with him one night to relieve a little stress.
Big deal.

It was all just a momentary lapse in judgment…just like the kiss we shared.

He’s my temporary roommate while I wait for my new apartment to be ready. That’s it.
He’s doesn’t do relationships, and he doesn’t do attachments.

So what if I have a crush on him? We’ll only be there for two months.
Surely I can survive that long.

Crave Thy Neighbor is a full-length standalone single mom, slow burn, light angst, temporary roommates romantic comedy.

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Apr 042021
 

All Rhodes Lead Here by Mariana Zapata IS LIVE
Losing people you love is hard.

Aurora De La Torre knows moving back to a place that was once home isn’t going to be easy.

Starting your whole life over probably isn’t supposed to be.

But a small town in the mountains might be the perfect remedy for a broken heart.

Checking out her landlord across the driveway just might cure it too.
Expected Publication March 2021
Links will be updated once we know more close to release date.

Update All Rhodes is LIVE

Mariana Zapata is one of the authors I will always one click and read every single time she releases a new book.

Beware, all her books are extremely slow burn, but personally I really love them. Sometimes I feel like she writes them exactly related to my feelings and wants. Her Heroine are unique and they grow.

Aurora needs to start over. She gets through a divorce she didn’t see coming and she wants to start over in the small town she was born and raised until her mother turned out missing.

There she rents a studio apartment from Rhodes, a warden that raises his kid alone. What is worst is that kid went and rented the place without him knowing.

Aurora goes through a lot of grief but she will grow so much and get close to Rhodes.

I really loved this book but still, to be honest, the best books from MZ are still Kulti, From Lukov with love, Wait for itand The Wall of Winnipeg.

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Mar 242021
 

Date me Like You Mean It by R.S. Grey
Release Date: November 5th 2020

I’m good at hiding my feelings.
Having to pretend I’m not in love with my best friend?
Pfft. That’s child’s play.
Here’s how I do it: I avert my eyes when he walks out of his room, shirtless in all his toned glory. I squash the butterflies that fill my stomach every time he slowly unfurls a dimpled smile. And, most importantly, I keep an arsenal of “personal massagers” in my bedside drawer. Wink.
Not to brag, but Aiden Smith isn’t hard to resist if you’ve been doing it for as long as I have. In fact, we might have continued as best friends forever if not for the fact that I needed him to play the part of my fake boyfriend.
Date me like you mean it, I told him. Nudge nudge. C’mon, just go along with a little lie, help a girl out, and then we can all return to life as we know it.
Except he veered from the plan.
He crossed the line.
Flirting with me when no one else was around? Pinning me down and kissing me like that? Okay, how exactly is taking off my bra part of the ruse, Aiden?!
I’d ask him about it if I could, but well…things got ugly and we’re not best friends anymore.
In fact, we’re the exact opposite.
Now, I have to play nice even though I want to crush his heart in the palm of my hand.
Pretending not to love Aiden was the easy part.
Pretending not to hate him?
Well…I might need a little more practice.

Oh, my heart!!! This book kept me up all night. I started it and read until I had one eye opened. I wanted to finish it because I fell in love with the characters and connected really well with this one.

I always gush for books with a real life aspect of it and man, it was like a friend was telling me the story of her life. It felt real, the emotions were spot on… you could feel the longing, the despair, the angst, the frustrations and the anger…

So, Aiden and Maggie became fast best friends at their siblings wedding. She moved to Austin after the wedding and Aiden offered her a spot to become his roommate. From this moment Maggie already had hearts in her eyes and her crush was cemented living with him. But it was clear he had no feeling toward her so she stayed in the friend zone.

When Maggie made the mistake to commit to a Bachelorette party and couples were mandatory, she convinced Aiden to fake it with her. But the lines were crossed and the timing was bad, because the next day Aiden was offered the job of his dreams, becoming a journalist for The Times.

He left her. He thought she didn’t want him to stay.

OMG… seriously… best friends to lovers book out there. Loved it. Read it… Love it yourself.

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Mar 162021
 

All Rhodes Lead Here by Mariana Zapata IS LIVE
Losing people you love is hard.

Aurora De La Torre knows moving back to a place that was once home isn’t going to be easy.

Starting your whole life over probably isn’t supposed to be.

But a small town in the mountains might be the perfect remedy for a broken heart.

Checking out her landlord across the driveway just might cure it too.
Expected Publication March 2021
Links will be updated once we know more close to release date.

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Mar 082021
 

Forever Never by Lucy Score

You don’t fall for your brother’s high school sweetheart, your boss’s daughter, or your ex-wife’s best friend. Especially when they’re all the same woman.

Under Brick Callan’s mile-wide chest beats a loyal heart with a few cracks in it. He’s the steadfast, overprotective type. Especially when it comes to the one woman he can never have. It’s a long, complicated history punctuated by fights, friendship, family, and an attraction that strains his iron willpower.

When Remi Ford returns to Mackinac Island in the dead of winter with a secret, Brick makes it his mission to find out what put the shadows in those green eyes. Even if it means breaking down the walls he’s built between them. Even if it means falling for the one girl he’ll never get over.

The free-spirited artist just needs to lay low for a few weeks so she can figure a way out of this nightmare. She’s definitely not staying. Not when the man who broke her teenage heart into splinters keeps showing up at her parents’ dinner table. Remi doesn’t need broody, bearded Brick riding to her rescue…again. Not when it will put them both in danger, costing them much more than their hearts.

Author’s Note: Frenemies-to-lovers. Opposites attract. Slow burn. Girl in danger. Glorious, glorious banter. Fighting as foreplay. Small-town shenanigans. Big, grumpy, pining, overprotective hero. Wild-child, trouble-finding heroine who keeps on pushing the hero’s buttons. Steam Level: Lava. Suspense: Nail-biting. Feels: Big time.

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