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#WOTR24 #MM #KU #2ndChance #AgeGap – Daybreak by Kate Hawthorne, narrated by Kirt Graves and Kale Williams

When a sunny young musician gets stranded with a grumpy mechanic during a snowstorm, a lack of heat is the least of their problems…

Liam Luckett is on an adventure. He’s dropped out of his Master’s program without telling his overbearing parents and set off on a road trip across the country. Armed with little more than his guitar, he’s looking for his best life. He never expected his car to break down in the middle of nowhere Vermont with a huge storm pending, leaving him stranded and at the mercy of a hunky local mechanic.

Jasper Cunningham is in a holding pattern. Three years after the death of his husband, he still hasn’t moved on. A hot, younger stranded tourist is exactly the sort of complication this mechanic has been avoiding. But he also can’t leave him in the snow. He brings Liam home and lets him sleep on the couch. The air is heavy with more than snow, and when the power goes out, the two men become closer than either of them expects.

Every silken note Liam sings on that guitar thaws Jasper’s heart a little. Suddenly, Liam’s itchy feet aren’t so eager to move on. When their feelings get too big to ignore, the bond they’ve formed is tested. Will daybreak leave them going their separate ways?

This opposites attract, hurt/comfort romance features a grumpy widower who is only soft for one specific blue-eyed musician, a remote farmhouse, a friendly dog, and enough snow to knock the power out until love catches fire.

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Review by Twinsie Angie

I purchased this audio book from Audible through my monthly subscription for free.

I haven’t read an MM in AGES!!  I read so many that I burned out a few years ago.  I met Kate at an author event and absolutely love her. SO I was like I’m gonna read a dirty book by Kate.  I looked through her catalogue.  Jasper and Laim just kinda called to me…so here we are.

Jasper, man did he hurt my heart.  From the first chapter you feel his hurt and his pain is still evident 3 years after the loss of his husband.  They had been together for YEARS so I can only imagine how difficult it would be to pick up and move on.

Liam is just a lot of fun.  He is a flirt but also feels the pain and hurt Jasper has.  He is a fun light that Jasper did not know he needed in his life.  Good thing his friends Ty and Emmet knew it.

The story of these two is a great slow burn.  We see the attraction building between them.  We can see the sight touches and once Jasper commits to moving forward with his life, Liam is there to see him though his desires…on the couch *wink wink*

I loved the couple and how they grew but also feared the skeletons in their closets. I mean Liam has no clue where Jasper’s husband is and Jasper has no clue WHO Liam is.    Woof the chapter where everything shakes out, I wanted to nut punch Jasper but loved the ending chapters.

With over two dozen published romances to her name, Kate Hawthorne has built a recognizable brand around telling emotional stories that pack a figurative (and sometimes literal) punch.

Existing on a steady diet of wine and coffee, Kate spends her days dreaming up angsty stories full of heat, kink, and heart. Kate now lives in Louisville, where she writes romance, reads romance, and hides from the humidity.

Visit her website at http://www.katehawthornebooks.com

#wotr #attendingauthor #smalltownromance Back to You (Starlight Harbor 2) by Bria Quinlan

A prodigal daughter…

Vivian Breck left town years ago after she and her first love “took a break.” With a not-so-secret baby on the way and a mother who was anything but understanding, she left Starlight Harbor to make sure her little one had nothing but love when he was born.

A first love never forgotten…

Camden Ross never got over losing Vi in high school and now that she’s back, he’ll do anything to win her—and her son—over. He’s got family on the brain and there’s only two people who can fill that hole in his heart.

Love never dies…

When the notorious Ms. Angie and her sidekick puppy Captain Jack Slickpaws wreck the town sleigh, Vivian needs to work side-by-side with Cam to repair it before the next Starlight Harbor vintage weekend or risk losing the state heirloom to a museum who is threatening to play finders-keepers. With the town’s history on the line, why is she having trouble focusing past the cut forearms woodworking first love?

WARNING: The Starlight Harbor series is a collection of quirky, fast-fall romances. You may start as enemies, but this novellete series means you’ll end up as more — Also, you’ll have to battle the town lairds (yes, plural), a troublemaking pup, and the women who seem to think there’s a 1900s war.

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/61195969-back-to-you

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Review by Twinsie Dee

i bought this book and here is my honest opinion

Vivian left town when her and her first love broke up, she needed to not only keep herself safe but her baby she was keeping a secret. but now she’s back home in Starlight Harbor and is running the local garage and living next door to an ex from her past. When Ms. Angie lets her sidekick Captain Jack hit the emergency brake on the towns famous sleigh that is used at all the holiday events, its forcing Vivian and Cam to have to work together to get this staple in town back in prefect shape on a short time frame. How will Vivian going to handle her feelings and heart, but also her son’s heart and wanting to have that male figure in his life. Vivian’s life is already so busy and a little complicated she wasn’t about to add a relationship into the mix. but will her heart and head both agree? omg i just love this little town and all the characters, but Captain Jack is by far the best.

Bria Quinlan is an award-nominated bestselling author of eight Romantic Comedies and YA Issue Books (that she swears are funny…really. They are.) Her books make you snort Diet Coke out your nose or tear up and curse her name.

#WOTR24 #Audio #SeriesStarter #SmallTown #2ndChance #Sheriff #Audio – Perfect Risk, Mason Creek book 1 by C.A. Harms, narration by Kelli Tager and Ryan Stone


Mason Creek, Montana is my home. It always has been and truth is, there is no place like it.

I can hide away in a big city, pretend as if I’m not drowning. I can ignore the sadness inside my heart that is begging for a change. But if I’m being honest, my sense of belonging has disappeared. I thought I wanted the big city life, the fast track and all the glamorous things. Turns out, there’s nowhere I’d rather be than home.

Coming back to help run my mom’s business gave me the perfect escape.

But there is one problem.

An unresolved past has a way of haunting anyone. Things can sure get complicated when the man that broke your heart all those years ago is now your new landlord.

It may get a little messy, I may regret my decision to stay…
But then again, this might just be the Perfect Risk.

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Review by Twinsie Angie

I won this audiobook from the author.  I also purchased the ebook from Kindle.

I am a fan of a good 2nd chance love story.  I admit I am not a huge fan of Bully romance, so I was initially skeptical when we found out Wyatt and his friends were mean to Sadie in high school.  But I was glad that was all in the past and we didn’t see that.

Sadie is coming home to help her family and using that as a reason to leave the big city she ran too after high school and her humiliation at the hands of the boy she loved.  She knew she would have to see him and hoped she would be ok.

Wyatt always regretted his choices with Sadie.  When he sees she is back in town…after crashing into her…her sass and fire make him determined to earn her forgiveness.  However, he also soon realizes she is quite a different person from when she was a kid and this woman is lighting his fire in a lot of ways.

I was a fan of Wyatt.  I know he was a gross kid but we all have regrets in high school right.  Plus high school is so over and we are all adults now.  Sadie is no hung up on never forgiving him until she starts to notice things about the man he is.

When he start to live near each other, they have to cohabitate with peace.  As the story goes on we see Wyatt and how much he regrets hurting Sadie.  We see him trying time and time again.  Of course the bad choice he made does rear its ugly hair in the story causing any women to fear what they really have.

I really enjoyed the story and characters.  I wish so badly that Wyatt’s brother’s book was in audio because I would have that downloaded so fast. He is going to be a great book for sure.

The narration for the story was well done. Both narrators did a great job bringing the characters to life for me.

C.A. Harms is an avid romance and mystery reader. She’s always had a love for books, getting lost in writing and storytelling even as a young girl. She enjoys happy endings and HEA love stories.

She lives in Illinois and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. She holds an addiction for Starbucks White Chocolate Mocha’s and KitKat when she should really be focusing on water and maybe a fruit or two to make herself feel less guilty, but that feeling quickly passes…thankfully.

She is easy going, fun, and although she may seem like one of the quiet ones at first, you just wait until she gets to know you better…that quietness changes, fast

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#WOTR23 #newrelease #releaseday #SeriesStarter – Encased by Steel, Steel MC – Origins Book 1 by Wren McCabe and Michel Prince

Michel Prince is the attending author.

Encased in Steel (Steel MC - Origins Charter Book 1) by [Wren  McCabe, Michel Prince, Leanore  Elliott]

Titan “Steel” Malone’s knew the mission was no win, but like a good soldier, he followed orders. Orders that took more than his ability sleep through the night without waking up screaming from the memories. The family he’d been adopted into now had one less son and another in a wheelchair leaving Steel shamed and broken.

Delaney “Dell” O’Riley, had been on evac duty, never imagining she’d be tasked to bring back her husband’s body. The loss triggered her need to run with their children in tow. When she can no longer run she reaches out to her in-laws. The ones grieving the loss of not only the son who died, but the one ghosting them from shame.

Steel had loved Dell from the first time he met her, only to lose his chance when his brother made his move first. Their family now torn apart with a legacy left by the one who passed now is bringing them back together. Can they put aside the guilt of losing the man that brought them together to heal in each other’s arms? Or will life once again send them into a no win mission breaking the bond they were welding together from two pieces of broken steel?

A reimagining of the original book; Encased by Steel.

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Review by Twinsie Angie

I was given a copy of the book by the author for an honest review.

This is a book that has been rewritten.  The story has been altered and I am writing a new review for it.

I met these characters when I fell in love with the spin off Steel MC Montana Charter.  SO when I was given the chance to read the original MC I jumped.  I mean I LOVED Steel and Dell.

This book starts with Steel, Dell, and Dell’s hubby/Steel’s brother Chip going on a military mission.  Shit goes sideways and Chip dies.  Steel and Dell are both left dealing with the loss of Chip.  Little did they know there were lots of secrets in this thruple…well thruple minus sex.  Steel and Dell danced around each other and were pushed together by Chip who grew up on a poly house.  He knew his wife and brother had feelings but could never get them to cross that threshold.

When Chip dies, Steel and Dell spiral.  Dell runs away and Steel sets up the MC that his brother dreamed of.  Steel finally nuts up to get Dell to come and be part of the team.  When they meet back up sparks FLY but so does guilt.  These two got on my dang nerves with the push and pull to be together and then running away.  Steel was gonna get a kick in the dick for his Hoes behavior.  Dell was going to get a kick in her vagina from keeping things from Steel.  When they finally make things connect in the right holes…like what I did there…they crash and are left spinning out.

We get to meet all the original members plus meet Sarah who will become Topaz and Red from the spin off series.  I loved seeing them and their starts.  Steel and Dell’s journey is a long one and one that sets a great foundation for the future of the MC and the Montana charter.

I loved the new rewrite plus all it added and cleaned up from the original version.  This new story gives a better understanding of how my fav MC started and the cast of characters we love.  Now when do I get Sal’s story with her husbands???  I am ready ladies!!

Wren McCabe lives in Northern United States with her two spoiled canine companions. Hobbies include big trucks, fast cars, motorcycles, four-wheelers, snowmobiles, fishing, hunting and camping. Outdoor enthusiastic keeps her outside during the summer months and on the ice in the winters. Her family will contest she is never far away from a pen, paper and computer.

USA Today Bestselling author, Michel Prince, graduated with a bachelor degree in History and Political Science. Michel writes young adult, new adult and adult paranormal romance as well as contemporary romance.

“Ms Prince writing is like summer breeze caressing your body, slow and sultry.”-Amazon review of First and Ten.

“Michel Prince is a wonderful author with a real talent for writing.”-Amazon Review of Triple B Baking Co.

“Prince explores in her novels is interracial romance and friendships. Prince pokes fun at stereotypes, but never allows stereotypes to guide her plot. The focus is on creating two strong, independent characters who can stand on their own, but complement each other as a couple.”- Amazon Review of Silly Girl

“One Last Sunset is a well written story by the awesome Michel Prince that left me wanting to learn more about the rest of the Long family.”- Amazon Review for One Last Sunset.

“I could not put it down, and will definitely be looking for more from this Author.”-Amazon Review of Silly Girl.

With characters yelling “It’s my turn damn it!!!” She tries to explain to them that alas, she can only type a hundred and twenty words a minute and they will have wait their turn. She knows eventually they find their way out of her head and to her fingertips and she looks forward to sharing them with you.

When Michel can suppress the voices in her head she can be found at her son’s games in a variety of sports. She would like to thank her family for always being in her corner and especially her husband for supporting her every dream and never letting her give up.

Michel has been awarded Elite Status with Rebel Ink Press in 2013, the service award for her local RWA chapter Midwest Fiction Writers 2013, 2014, won 2015 Sweetest Romance from IREA for Chrysalis, a 2022 finalist for the Minnesota Book Awards for The Amalgam and was a PAN member of RWA. She lives in the Twin Cities with her husband, son, and new puppy.

#WOTR23 #Duet – What Comes Next, Book 2 Brave Enough Duet by H. D’Agostino

What Comes Next: book 2 in the Brave Enough duet by [Heather D'Agostino, Kellie  Montgomery]

I never thought I’d be a single dad at twenty-eight. Raising a baby all by myself was never the plan.

We were supposed to grow old together. We were supposed to be a family. We were supposed to have more time.

Some say the best moments aren’t planned, they just happen. When you least expect it, they wrap around you, and show you what could be.

I never saw it coming. It just happened, and now I don’t know how I could live without her.

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Review by Twinsie Angie

I was given this book by the author for an honest review.

Woof that last book was rough.  I mean Losing your soulmate is not something you ever expect to deal with plus add a new baby in the mix….Dex had a lot on his plate.  When Madi, his wife’s best friend reappears in his and his daughters life again, he never realized how much he needed her.    He needs an adult friend but also some to remember Bailey with.

As time goes by we see Madi and Dex’s friendship morph into MORE but are they ready for all that comes with MORE??

If you were a fan of the first book you need to see what happens in the 2nd book.   Bailey and Dex were amazing, but Madi and Dex can be that and more if they just open up to the possibility to it.

I hate giving spoilers but these 2 have a lot to overcome with memories of the past and worried about the future.

Trust me and take the journey with this duet.

Heather D’Agostino is an avid reader turned Bestselling Author of the Contemporary Romance Series The Broken Series, The Shattered Series, The Second Chances Series, The Cook Brothers Series, and Romantic Suspense series The Witness Series.

She attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Elementary Education with a minor in Mathematics.

She currently lives in Central New York with her husband, two children, two dogs, and three cats. When she’s not writing she can usually be found at the dance studio, soccer field, or one of the many other places that she plays ‘Supermom’.

#wotr #attendingauthor #novella A Place to Call Home by Lacey Black

Eight years ago, Colbi Leigh fled her safe little hometown in Kentucky and followed her dreams to New York City. She left everything her parents, her brother, and the love of her life, Aiden Hughes. Now, Colbi must return home in the wake of her brother’s unexpected death in Afghanistan where she’s about to come face-to-face with her old demons. Aiden has been left unsettled since his one true love left him for something else in the Big Apple eight long years ago. After the unexpected death of his oldest friend, who was serving in the Army, Aiden finally comes face-to-face with the woman who stole his heart and has haunted his dreams. What happens when old lovers reunite in the midst of tragedy? Is it finally a happily ever after, or will their dreams tear them apart once more? *This novella is 23,000 words and was first published in May 2016 as part of the Honor Anthology.

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36979118-a-place-to-call-home

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Review by Twinsie Dee

When tragedy strikes and Colbi returns to her small-town backroad family farm, she runs into the same pair of eyes she left behind all those years ago when she left to follow her dreams in New York City. when it’s time to leave will Colbi go back to the fast pace of the big city or stay for love, happiness and stay with the love of her life and her family?

Avid reader, writer, mother, and wife! I love to read contemporary romance. Add in a little “spice” or hot guys in uniform pants, and I’m a happy woman. There’s just something about diving into a book and engrossing in the magic of your hero and heroine getting their happily ever after.

#WOTR23 #NewRelease #DoubleReview #Paranormal #Vampires #2ndChance – Jake, The Protectors book 26 by Teresa Gabelman

Jake (The Protectors Series) Book #26 by [Teresa Gabelman]

After a tragic accident, Jake, former Dark Guardian, not only mourned losing his wife but carried the burden of a secret that only one other living person knew. Confronting that secret was the only way Jake could fight his heavy guilt when a beautiful ballerina dances into his life.

Jessie Reed loves everything about dance, but it didn’t pay the bills. Getting a job working with Nicole Callahan, Jessie is thrown into the VC Warrior and Dark Guardian world where she meets Jake, who saves her life not once, but twice.

Tormented by his feelings for Jessie, Jake still can’t seem to stay away from her, not realizing she had battles of her own. Slowly they build a bond that is shaky at best. As Jake and Jessie fight against the guilt that weighs heavily on them, neither realizes that a message from beyond the grave can give them the freedom of happiness.

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Review by Twinsie Angie

I was given this book by the author for an honest review.

I am a big fan of this series.  I have loved how Teresa keeps the series fresh by adding new elements IE Witches, demons, etc to the overall arc of the plot.  Its not like Supernatural where they were just constantly saving the planet…get me?

We met Jake a few books ago when he was happily getting married/mated to Tracy, the love of his life and mate.  When she was murdered, on their wedding day, I was like “Aint no coming back from that” only to discover there is a story for Jake.

Jessie we just met a book or so ago.  She is Mitch’s niece.  We all love Mitch for the bossy boss of Nicole who runs the social agency helping orphaned children.  Jessie has seen Jake a time or two and is thankful he has saved her when she seemed to find trouble.  She is also understanding about the loss she knows Jake has had with Tracy.  However, she just FEELS something when he is around but certainly, he doesn’t feel that way….right???

I loved this story brings in another villain for the over all story named Gello not to be confused with Jell-O like Steve thinks. LOL  Oh Steve.  We also see a story for Daniel being percolated along with Jill’s storyline.  I am so loving that totally. I want to know what is happening in Teresa’s mind.

What I didn’t love, not that I didn’t love the story was….I missed Jake and Jessie.  Yes, they were in the story but I felt like their story was a secondary plot point.  I also felt this way about Ryker and Susan.  We saw both couples dancing around each other and then boom one chapter they are in love.    I know there are many more couples and story lines to keep up with, but I miss the original books where the couple seemed more front and center vs a side story.

Will I continue the series?  ABSOLUTELY!!  It’s a great series with amazing plot twists and turns.  The story never gets old and keeps you entertained 110%.

Review by Twinsie Melinda

I was given this book by the author for an honest review.

This series is one I can read over and over. Jake has now been added to the list as a reread. I really like how this book is building up to something big. I’m not sure how this world is going to end but with the warriors and Guardians you know it is going to be epic.

Jake has so much healing to do after losing the woman he loved on their wedding day. When he realizes Jessie is his mate he struggles with the loss of Tracy and knowing Jesse is his mate.

Jessie is Mitch’s niece and an amazing dancer. She is strong willed and a bit witty a perfect mate for our newest Warrior Jake.

There was a lot going on in the book. We see Jake and Jessie grow closer together and learn about one another. We see Jill deal with everything changing for her being a half-breed and not being released back into rotation. Being Sloan’s errand girl is not what she signed up for which forces her to make some hard decisions. There are the demons that are plotting to take out heir biggest threat and the Warriors youngest member.

I have to say I absolutely fell in love with king in this book. I loved everything about him at the dance competition he had me in stitches. I cannot wait to see what is in store for the Warriors and Guardians in the upcoming books. I know I will not be disappointed and will be on the edge of my seat like always.

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Teresa Gabelman, writes paranormal romance and contemporary romance with a side of humor in each story. Her heroines are strong and independent keeping the sexy alpha heroes on their toes.

Being a full-time writer has allowed Teresa to connect more with readers which is what she loves most about writing. If you find the time she would love to hear from you!

#review # #standalone Cockpit (Hot Blooded Heroes) by Joanna Blake

She’s the one who got away. But I live for the chase…

I’m a thrill seeker. I fly the fastest jets in the world, and ride my motorcycle when I’m on the ground. The only thing that matters to me is speed. Why would I ever think about settling down?

Jenny Reeds, that’s why. One look in those hazel eyes and I found a thrill no dogfight could match. For one wild, unforgettable night, she was mine. I wanted to keep her close but she disappeared without even telling me her last name.

I did my tour and flew combat missions in desert skies. But I never forgot her.

Now they have me pushing papers and training new pilots. I thought I’d be bored to tears. Guess who I run into my first night back?

It’s her, my wild-eyed, fiery-haired beauty. Turns out she’s the General’s daughter. But that won’t stop me. I’m persistent and it doesn’t take too long before she’s back in my arms.

Only one problem. She’s kept one hell of a secret from me. She had a baby while I was overseas. My baby.

Now I want them both under my roof. Permanently. I’ve never failed a mission yet and I don’t intend to start now.

Cockpit is a standalone novel with a guaranteed HEA and no cheating. This edition includes bonus materials and will end before 100%!

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31282058-cockpit

Amazon https://amzn.to/3pjFVdT

Review by Twinsie Dee

This is an amazing love story with an amazing happily ever after. I fell so hard for Jagger and Jenny theyare amazing. When you have sex for the first time with a stranger and end up pregnant l. You figured you will never see him again until he walks into the bar you are working at and everything picks up where it left off a year and a half ago. But one thing he doesnt known you have a baby let alone that it’s his baby.

Joanna Blake loves good old fashioned romance, men who open doors and work with their hands. Hot Blooded Heroes is a series of sizzling stories about True Blue American men and the women who love them. She’s thrilled to be collaborating with Pincushion Press on her new series! Come along for the ride!

#WOTR23 #Reread #Audio #2ndChance – Triple B Bakery, Hearts of Braden book 1 by Michel Prince

Triple B Baking Co. (Hearts of Braden #1)

Three years ago a heart broken Merryn Sota got in a SUV and drove away from California. Call it fate or serendipity, but when the vehicle broke down outside of Braden, Iowa she fell in love with the calm and community. Using her skill as a baker she opened up Braden Buttery Bites Bakery which the town lovingly renamed the Triple B. Every confection she makes heals her wounded heart a little bit.

Ever since the tragedy, the only way Austin Larsen can cope with life is to have it completely regimented. The Triple B brought schedule to his life. Something to focus on day by day.

When a snowstorm hits the small town Austin’s schedule is disrupted and old wounds are reopened. Only the hospitality of the Triple B, along with Merryn, can right his world. However, as Merryn and Austin grow closer, their pasts resurface and threaten to destroy their happiness forever.

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I purchased this book.

I grabbed this book when I saw the first two books are by authors who will be at a book event I am going to be attending.  When I read the description of it, I was loving the whole 2nd chance story because she doesn’t love a 2nd chance to redeem themselves or two find love.  Any who…..

I loved Merryn from JUMP!!  She was sassy but kind.  She was all about helping the small town while also staying a bit mum about her past due to the gossip and all that small town jazz.  She was just relatable.  She always wondered about the shy and kind man who entered her shop every single day at 11:00 for one of her egg salad sandwiches.  He smelled of “Iowa Money”…read and you will understand…but always treated him with compassion and kindness even when her staff found him to be a bit old and creepy.

Austin has always had a bit of a crush on Merryn but given his job and what the town gossiped about him, he figured he would never have a chance.  The fact he lives on a farm with multiple roommates who gossip more then the ladies in town doesn’t seem like a mature adult.

When Austin comes to Merryn’s aid, they notice the spark and start the flirt.  Flirting starts to become a conversation and we soon see the couple starting to form “more”.    The scene about their first time….Legit stitches.  STITCHES!!!!  But I love love love the banter between these two adults.  They both have been through hell and are not being anyone but themselves.

Of course, life happens and we start to see outer forces coming into play.  The couple begin to miscommunicate but still trust the other but also wonder IF they would be better off without????

I gotta stay I loved this story and would love to read more especially about Hank or Darryl because they were hilarious!!!

Michel Prince is an author who graduated with a bachelor degree in History and Political Science. Michel writes young adult and adult paranormal romance as well as contemporary romance.

With characters yelling “It’s my turn damn it!!!” She tries to explain to them that alas, she can only type a hundred and twenty words a minute and they will have wait their turn. She knows eventually they find their way out of her head and to her fingertips and she looks forward to sharing them with you.

When Michel can suppress the voices in her head she can be found at a scouting event or cheering for her son in a variety of sports. She would like to thank her family for always being in her corner and especially her husband for supporting her every dream and never letting her give up.

Michel is a member of RWA Pro and Midwest Fiction Writers. In 2013 she was awarded Elite Status with Rebel Ink Press. She lives in the Twin Cities with her husband, son, and cat.

#WOTR23 #Audio #reread – Just Say Yes book 1 Indianapolis Eagles by Samantha Lind

Just Say Yes (Indianapolis Eagles Series #1)

What will it take for her to Just Say Yes?

Scott Taylor has the perfect life. He gets to fulfill his dream playing professional hockey, has a loving family, and a tight group of friends. But the one thing missing in his life is a partner to come home to. He knows exactly who he wants to fill that position– the only woman he has ever loved. The one who got away, who constantly consumes his every thought. What it would take to get her to Just Say Yes to a second chance?

Becca Phillips is an independent woman who has made her career as an ER nurse a priority in her life. She has a loving family and a best friend by her side, but she can’t seem to get over her first love, Scott. Insecurities led her to break up with him years ago when he started climbing the ranks in professional hockey and, for eight years, Becca has avoided Scott when he returns home each summer. Can she overcome her fears and allow love back into her life? All she has to do is Just Say Yes to the one and only man she has ever loved.

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Review by Twinsie Angie

I purchased the audio book of this novel.

I love reading or listening to a “new to me” author. When I saw this author will be attending my favorite author event and she wrote about sports characters, I had to grab a book.

This is a great 2nd chance love story. Who doesn’t love a 2nd chance story???? I am a sucker for it for sure.

Becca and Scott were love at first sight kinda kids. But as life threw curves balls and Becca’s insecurity got the best of he,r she leaves the love of her life. Now 8 years later Becca realizes she is missing the man of her dreams. She decides to not avoid seeing Scott when he visits this summer. She is prayig he too will want to try and rekindle things.

Scott has it all. He has homes, money, and is important on his hockey team rocking the captain title. The one thing he doesn’t have is Becca. She is the one who got away. He is determined to get her back and make her see she is the right woman for him, and he is the right man for her.

The story is a sweet but sexy story of the two reconnecting and figuring out if they are the one for the other. I loved seeing Becca and Scott opening their eyes and making room in their heart for the other. I also love the side story of Becca and Scott’s best friends who too have seem to have found a love connection whether they want to admit it or not.

The story has some insta-love elements but since these two date for high school and college it is easy to see them slip back into their relationship routines. One of my favorite things about the characters are their abilities to want to best for the other half. Scott is out to show Becca how important she is and Becca is all about supporting Scott in his time of trial during his hockey season. They both really do compliment the other and their history is shown really well.

The audio voices in the book were amazing. I loved listening to the differing voices for Scott and Becca. I hope when the rest of the books are done, they continue with the two people because they did a great job bringing the characters to life for me.

Samantha Lind is a contemporary romance author. Having spent the first 27 years of her life in Alaska, she now calls Iowa home where she lives with her husband and two sons. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, reading, watching hockey (Go Knights Go!), and listening to country music. You can connect with Samantha on her website, www.samanthalind.com.

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