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#NewRelease #2ndChance – Love and Music (Small Town Secrets Book #3) by Jade Jamison

Love and Music (Small Town Secrets Book 3) by [Jade C. Jamison]

Years later, he still takes her breath away. Does that mean he’s the one?

Time has not changed the way Megan feels about her ex Tyler Green, now a famous rock star. It’s pathetic, and that’s why she absolutely will not—WILL NOT—attend her ten-year high school reunion. But her bestie convinces her that there’s no way a guy like Tyler would ever attend their reunion anyway. He’s got better things to do with his time.

Megan feels like a complete idiot when he shows, but she feels even more foolish when she confirms she’s still head-over-heels in love with him. It’s doomed to fail: their worlds are now completely different, urban rocker and country mouse. But how will she ever be able to let him go again?

Curl up by the fire with a glass of wine or a mug of hot chocolate and settle into Winchester, Colorado—where the nights are cold…but steamy!

Portions of this novel were previously published in 2012 as the book Madversary.


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Uhm can I say Tyler is some delicious fun!!! This story is a fun, sexy read. It is all about Megan who doesn’t want to attend her 10th year high school reunion but her bestie basically pouts, whines and strong arms her into going. Megan says she will stay but If Tyler shows, she is outta there. She is still madly in love with her first love and doesn’t think she can survive him leaving again.

SOOOOO the weekend arrives and Lisa (the bestie ) says “yeah uhm sooo Tyler is coming!!” Megan is not thrilled. She never assumed Mr. Rock Star would come back to town. Well Tyler strolls in and immediately Megan and him have this instant connection but Megan thinks it is a “friend zone” connection. Boy is she proven wrong later that night in his room *wiggles eyes*

Sooo Megan gets Fa-Reaked out by the sex and connection so she does what any irrational girl does, she leaves!!! Tyler is freaked out he did something wrong. Well Megan doesn’t hide anymore and Tyler and her again have a hot and steamy connection after his band performs at the reunion. All seems to be going great until *insert wicked witch theme song* Tamara arrives. She was Tyler’s Ex before Megan. She makes Megan doubt Tyler’s intentions and fidelity .

Wanna know what happens? Well People you are gonna have to read. I will say I loved the ending of the story and the banter between Tyler and Megan. it made my heart very happy……

1. Dream 2. Play some music 3. Write 4. Blow readers away 5. Repeat

Jade C. Jamison is a steamy romance author, heavy metal fangirl, wife and mom, coffee connoisseur, cat lover, and vegan foodie–not necessarily in that order. She loves life and believes we learn our wisest lessons when reading, especially fiction. Her heroines are fierce, her heroes all but broken, both seeking redemption together. Whether those books are set in a small Colorado town or big city, she strives to take her readers’ breath away…one story at a time.

#WOTR #AttendingAuthor #PartofaSeries Buried Hearts ( In the Dark 3) by CE Johnson


“Love will take you down faster than any bullet. You cry tonight. Tomorrow, you bury it.”

Jolene had her life planned out. Nursing school. Husband. House with a picket fence. She had all her boxes checked until her life flips upside down. Turns out, O’Reilly’s Pub is the perfect place for a freshly unemployed,divorced woman who currently lives in her parent’s old house to get stood up on her first attempt at dating again. She’s giving up on love and that ridiculous dating app. However, that doesn’t change the fact that she needs a date to her best friend’s gala.

The last thing Paul wants to do is attend a gala with his first love, parading around as her fake boyfriend. With the memory of her heartbroken face still haunting him, even years later, he agrees to go, hoping this will make up for the pain he caused her.

The plan? Go to the gala, make her ex-husband hate himself, then let her go. But that plan blows up the minute he believes Jolene has a stalker.Paul will have to put his guilt behind him if he’s going to keep her safe. He won’t lose another person he cares about. Especially not the woman he never wanted to leave in the first place.

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I bought this book and this is my honest opinion

This whole time we have followed Paul the quite best friend always lurking in the back ground, now it’s his time to shine. Paul is a creature of habit he goes about his normal day and on Wednesday nights he likes to unwind at O’Riley with enough rinks that he doesn’t have to have the nightmares that night. One night while the pub. Hi high school sweetheart walks in and he sobers up and hides so she doesn’t see him at all the last time they seen each other he broke her heart and she never wanted to see his face again. Well that changed quickly when she got so drunk he wasn’t about to let her drive back home. And that is where fate got them back into each other’s lives to fix the past and help Paul realize he wasn’t some broken man or was he after lol he is still holding on the thing from his past that torture him every night. Is Jolene the glue that will pull Paul back together and help him let go of his demons from the past or will they end up going their separate ways. This book was amazing the mystery yes there is mystery you aren’t going to see until it hits you in the face.

Review by Twinsie Dee

C.E. Johnson is an author of contemporary and suspense romance novels.

When not writing until all hours of the night (with lots of late night coffee runs), she loves to read books that feature a strong male with a soft spot for his feisty heroine. She prefers stories that rip your heart out completely, then kindly place it back into your chest with a HEA.

She lives in a suburb of Chicago with her husband, two kids, and some spoiled rotten animals.

#WOTR20 #CoverReveal – Love and Neckties by Lacey Black

Love and Neckties (Rockland Falls Book 4) by [Lacey Black]

For Samuel Grayson, everything is black or white. As a funeral director, there’s no room for in-between. He’s accustomed to dealing with life and death, though he’s definitely more comfortable with the latter. Especially when it comes to a chaotic, petite, feisty ball of energy. Freedom Rayne. Samuel’s pretty sure her goal is to make his life hell, or so it appears. When Samuel boards a flight to Las Vegas for his sister’s wedding, the last thing he expects is to share it with the one woman who drives him crazy.

Freedom is eccentric and completely content with it. Floating around from job to job, she finds peace and tranquility in everything she does, including tormenting poor, uptight Samuel Grayson. When she finds herself on the same flight as him for her best friend’s wedding, she sees this as the perfect opportunity to get under his skin, something she tries to do every chance she gets. The problem is the more time she spends with him, the more she likes him.

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, right? Not for Samuel and Freedom. Will they be able to forget about their trip when they return to Rockland Falls? What if one mistake turns out to be the best thing ever?


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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.

#WOTR20 #5YearFamily #NewRelease #WomensFiction – Together Again (Reunion Series Book 1) by Aly Grady

Together Again (Reunion Series Book 1)

Chloe left her high school years behind. That is, until it was time to start planning her reunion and dredging up her past.

Gavin’s work as a high school counselor exercises demons from his own poor upbringing. One bright spot from his own youth was the people he met along the way. If only she knew.

Plans are made with the help of the reunion committee. Gavin helps Chloe see that her personal history doesn’t define her, but instead shaped her.

Together, they look forward to the future – Again.


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I received this book for free from the author for an honest review.

I love reading Aly’s books so when she asked if I would read this story about 3 best friends from high school who still are besties 1o years later, I jumped.  She said this wasn’t as much a romance story as a woman’s fiction because it’s the bond of the three ladies : Chloe, Suz, and Tara.

This story starts out with the ladies waiting on Chloe to meet up to start planning their reunion party.  When Chloe bumps into a nice-looking guy who says he wants to help out.  She has ZERO clue who he is and once she discovered it, she runs for the hills.

The story begins to unfold, and Gavin is the most likeable guy in the world.  I mean Tara and Suz love him but see his eyes are only on Chloe. We wonder what the heck is wrong with her and why does she freeze up around him????  As the story progresses and we see Chloe fighting this attraction to Gavin and then WHAMO it is thrown out there and we are stunned!! LEGIT STUNNED!!!  I mean what!!??  T hen when Gavin tells us more about his part in the twist, I loved him even more!!

The story unfolds more and more and we see Chloe and Gavin falling in love.  When we see Gavin trying to help a young girl we wonder about her and the connection they have.  As the story twists again, I had a WHAT!!!! Moment!!  I mean WHOOOOOOOA!  It was a take a breather moment.

Tara and Suz are an utter trip and we see their future HEAs in this story and I cant wait to see Tara and Damien because these two were hilarious!!  There were times in the story when my connection to Chloe was not great.  Actually, there were a few times when I down right didn’t like her as a character.  I felt at time she could be a bit wishy washy and push everyone away.  Gavin and her besties would kinda slap some sense back into her and make her realize what she was doing but I just got a little wary of it.  I am hoping in the following books, since she is in a stable relationship with Gavin, she will be more likeable and relaxed.

Aly Grady is New England born but for more than ten years has enjoyed living and raising her children in the Indianapolis area. She has firsthand knowledge of the racing industry because she is a racing widow. Aly enjoys trying to keep up with her two children and their busy lives, reading books by her favorite authors, watching IndyCar racing to look for her husband and traveling. “If you can read all those romance books you should be able to write one.” Aly took that challenge by her husband and ran with it to create The Racer’s Widow.

#WOTR20 #2ndChanceRomance #HighSchoolLove #FamilyRomance – Love and Landscape (Rockland Falls #3) by Lacey Black

Love and Landscape

Jensen Grayson has truly loved one woman. Even after a short-lived marriage, the ghost of the girl he once knew has plagued his adulthood. Now, a single father, Jensen’s world revolves around his son, Max, and his landscape business. Until one day, he’s contracted for a job at the house he’s always avoided.

Rockland Falls was the only place that felt like home. Pulled from the life she knew at eighteen, Kathryn Elliott was forced to leave it all behind, including the boy she loved. Now, she’s returning home to pick up the pieces of her chaotic life and find her happiness once more.

Will Jensen and Kathryn be able to look past the years’ worth of hurt to forge a future? When exposed secrets wreak havoc on their new life, can they move past the lies if they revolve around their own families?


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I purchased the ebook and audio.  I listened and read.

O.M.G.!!  This series gets better and better with each couple.  I swear I have no clue who my favorite is!!!!  But Lord Almighty, I do love me some Jensen and Kate!!

This story pulled at my heart strings.  I mean a couple so in love and with dreams of a future together when everything is just ripped away.  Neither knew why and when we find out why….Ya’ll I will so mad…Like steaming mad!!!

The couple spend 12 years apart, each with different stories as to why they are no longer talking.  When Kate comes back to town, she is prepared to see the boy, now a man, who stole her heart and never gave it back.  However finding out she still owns his heart….DREAMY SIGHS ALLLLLL DAY LONG!!!

Jensen and Kate might have tried to move on with other people, but they never were happy without the other half of their heart. When Kate shows back up and is willing to open her heart back up to him AND his son, Just Max, he is lost in his feelings for her again.

The story is so complete with a mix of Auntie Emma, Uncle Orville, and the rest of the Greyson siblings…hey whats up with that look between Harper and Latham at the Fall Festival???  HRMMMMM But I am crazy excited for Samuel’s book.  Lord almight he is going to be a good read.  I can’t wait for him and his lady love.  The old stick in the mud is going to be a hot mess with that little fire cracker!!

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.

#WOTR20 #Shifters #Stallions #Paranormal #SeriesStarter – Thunderstruck: Book 1 of the Storm Canyon Series by Anna Hague

Thunderstruck

Evangeline Webber was intoxicated the first time she saw the Ghost Horse at Silver Spear Ranch. But the sight of the magnificent animal shimmering in the moonlight sobered her up quick. Now, it haunts her dreams, luring her towards aloof cowboy, Maverick Cambios-Plata. Maverick is known for his calming presence around the abused horses at his rescue. The effect he has on Evangeline is far different. Her body aches to be near him, to learn all the secrets she can sense he’s keeping hidden.

Maverick avoids ranch guests, preferring the companionship of the horses. Yet when Evangeline arrives, he finds himself drawn to her. She invades his every thought, a lasso of attraction pulling him to her. But it’s his responsibility to preserve a legacy only a select few know of, and he can’t risk the distraction.

With both Evangeline and Maverick harboring secrets, will revealing the truth offer them a chance at a beautiful future or destroy any chance the two may have had?
Book One in this paranormal horse shifter series


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I received this book for free from the author for an honest review.

Paranormal is my jam so when I saw Anna was starting a new series, I jumped at reading it.  I was like Horse shifters?  Huh?  Cowboys too?  HRMM  My interest was piqued.

When I opened the book and read where the concept came from, I was like OHHHH This was be a story with great imagery.  I was not let down by the image that Anna paints for us of the cabins, lodging, family style vacation Lily is having.

When the story starts, we know Lily is sad and hiding from life.  She slowly opens and we find out her story of loss and guilt over the loss of her husband.  We see Lily enjoying life at the ranch and embracing the lifestyle while also wondering If she will every return the city life.

Maverick/Mav/Rick is the grumpy but hot alpha cowboy on the ranch.  He slowly starts to spend time with Lily which the family is super excited about because Mav does not do people.  LOL  Remember he is a broody male.

We see Lily and Rick spending time together and forming deep connections.  We see Lily struggle to open to him and we see him fear for his secret.  He is falling in hard and deep for this feisty woman but he fears rejection at what he is.

When the story unfolds and everything is laid out on the table, Lily finds out a lot about herself and Rick.  She must make some decisions and face her past.

I so loved the story.  The family and their resolve to make sure everyone is taken care of.  The way the family opens to Lily and is hopeful for the relationship they can all see developing.  I am so excited for more in the series.  I think watching Keller fall might be the best since he was giving Rick so much of a hard time over Lily.

For 25 years, I’ve worked as a sports writer. I decided now was the time to pursue romance fiction as an author. I found a great group of RWA author friends who have helped me tremendously.
I get great support from my husband, and although they don’t know it, my three parrots and dog give me a huge boost everyday.

#WOTR20 #NewRelease #StantonFamily #DualReview – One Last Time by H. D’Agostino

Title: One Last Time
Author: H. D’Agostino
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 12, 2020
I fell in love at seventeen with a girl I thought would someday be my forever. We made plans, only hers didn’t include me. I didn’t think walking away from us would be so easy for her, but it was.
Now she’s back. The problem… I’m still in love with her, and I’m going to prove that we were meant to be if it’s the last thing I do.

One Last Time by H. D’Agostino

I receive this book from the author for an honest review.

YES!!  Its Micha time!!  I serious fell so in love with Micha when he was giving Hailey and Max so much crap for not admitting their feelings for each other.  I couldn’t wait for his book.  The player needed to finally have his butt served up to him.  The player needed to settle down with just one woman!!  The player needed to admit his longing for love and his own family.  The player needed to just realize he is amazing and will make HER see him for what he is.

This story is a great 2nd chance love story about 2 high school sweethearts who found each other a little bit too early in life …..well for one of them anyway.  Micha met Savannah and knew she was going to be important to him.  Her sass and spirit made them fast friends but soon he was wanting a lot more.  When he finally got her to go out on a date with him, everything changed.  The two became inseparable.  As their young love grew, we soon learn that everything isn’t perfect for Savannah.

Savannah loved Micha but not enough.  She loves him but she is willing to walk away from him forever no matter what to pursue her dreams.  I think that made me question her motives a lot in the story.  When Savannah leaves Micha is destroyed.

When we fast forward to present day, Micha the Man-Whore is in full swing.  Its been 4 years and yet he still can’t let anyone in since Savannah devastated him.  When she walks back into his life, he is none to thrilled but at the same time he is kinda hopeful.  He is kinda hoping for more because she is back in town for ever but why?  Again, I kind of wondered about all of Savannahs motives for moving back to town.   She says it’s for one reason only, but she is super jealous to see Micha with another women, actually the one woman she hates more than anything on Earth!!

Micha and Savannah have a lot to figure out about her returning to town.  He soon realizes she is still THE ONE and she needs to open her heart because Micha is not going to let her go EVER.

Review by Tenise
I recieved an ARC of this book and this is my honest review.

4 STARS!

Micah and Savannah were high school sweethearts. Micah wanted to eventually spend forever with her but Savannah had other plans. Plans that didnt include Micah and this broke his heart.

Fast forward 5 years and Savannah has returned to town. Micah was never able to forget his first love. No matter how hard he tried, he never stopped loving her. But how does she feel about him? And why is she back in town after all this time?

This was a cute book about love and second chances. I just adored Micha. Savannah? I liked her, too. Although sometimes she really got on my nerves. Haha! I binge read this book and and will definitely miss all of the characters. It was a fun read.

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’.
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#WOTR20 #5YearFamily #Hilarious #EnemiesToLovers #Family – Love and Lingerie (Rockland Falls #2) by Lacey Black

Love and Lingerie (Rockland Falls, #2)


Everything is coming together for Harper Grayson. She has a family she adores, a quaint little house that’s all hers, and a puppy to keep her warm at night. Plus, her lingerie shop, Kiss Me Goodnight, is successful. With her eyes now set on an expansion the moment the empty building next door finally becomes available, things are finally aligning perfectly for Harper. Until Latham Douglas walks through her door…

Latham Douglas has been back from a long stint in the Army for mere days when he has his first run-in with a blast from his past. It’s a pleasant surprise to find Harper Grayson selling sexy lingerie just down the block from his family’s hardware store, but he won’t let the stunning woman he remembers from school derail his plans. His business needs the empty building next door, and he’s willing to do just about anything to secure it.

Harper and Latham have the same dream. What happens when they realize they can’t both have what they want? Who will give, especially after business turns to pleasure? Can they keep their hearts out of it, or will the winner actually be the biggest loser of all?

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I purchased the ebook and audio.  I listened and read.

When I finished reading book 1, I jumped right into book 2.  But life has stopped me from finishing it right away.  LAWD, Can I saw first up…the audio voices are A-MAZ-BALLS.  I love love love them. So if audio is your jam, shut up and buy it.  However Harper and Latham….seriously enemies to lovers….BEST READ!!!  These two are so stubborn and so in love *sigh*

Alright so we met Harper in book 1 and love her sassy spirit. We know she is a bit heartbroken over her ex but she is still looking for her special someone.  She is a single lady and ready to mingle.  Her best friend Free is an amazing bestie who will definitely help her bury any bodies as a good bestie should.  Her ugly puppy Snuggles AKA Killer is the best companion and perfect at helping to steal Latham’s heart.

Latham returns home from the military and is taking over the family business next door to Harper.  When his dad sends him over to help her, he starts planning on making her his along with planning to make her miserable but only in the best way.

We have seen a glimpse into something that happened when they were in high school but until late in the book we aren’t really sure what happened….and it’s a doozie friends!!

Those two have sizzling chemistry and SWEET BABY JESUS the pranks they pull on each other….STAHHHP!!!  The best!!  We see them both opening up buuuuut they are both also keeping secrets.  They both know the other is bidding on the same piece of property to expand their businesses.

When the hearts start to get tangled and the L word is about to be spoken, the bidding war winner is revealed.  Hearts are broken and misunderstandings happen.  However, I LOVE what happens and hoe the end of the book is resolved.  I would be lying when I saw I can’t wait to read them more in the other books of the series.

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.

#WOTR20 #Interracial #Military #Historical #2ndChance – Three Times A Lady (Not Just Royals #2) by Dahlia Rose

Three Times A Lady (Not Just Royals #2)

The horrors Lord Haile Buchanan witnessed while serving in the British Army left scars branded into his soul. Survival dictates relegating those harrowing memories to the past. These days, he lives a quiet life running his Northumberland pub with few people knowing his title or his past. It’s more than enough excitement to keep him occupied and out of trouble—until he glimpses the stunning beauty sobbing beneath the awning of Hope Center. Common sense demands she’s not his burden to bear. Honor and decency refuses to let him walk away.

Marisol Elliot can’t believe she uprooted her life back in the US only to be ruthlessly duped by a despicable catfisher. Now she’s stranded in a foreign country with nothing—and no one to help her. The last thing she expects is the gorgeous, ginger-haired stranger who rushes to her aide like a gallant knight in shining armor. When he offers her a strong shoulder to cry on and a hot meal at his pub, she gratefully accepts. And then when he offers her a job? It seems too good to be true. After all she’s been through, it’s hard to trust again. But something about Haile beckons to her like an irresistible beacon.

Having Marisol in his employ is a far bigger boon than Haile ever expected. She’s a damn good bar manager and he’s lucky to have her. The one drawback? Being around her is stirring emotions he never expected to feel. Their chemistry is explosive and getting harder and harder to deny—for both of them. Just as the walls around their hearts begin to crumble, Mari’s past and a dangerous enemy threaten to destroy everything. Protecting her is Haile’s only mission—even if it means summoning his own past demons.


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I purchased this book.

I DEVOURED Book 1 and fell in love with Jasper’s best Mate Haile.  When I saw the tall drink of water was the next book I immediately downloaded and started it.  There is something about a Ginger, right ladies??  And yes, as I read this book I was thinking of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

We meet Haile and know under the gruff military man is a Lord of the lands but also a sweet guy who too is wanting love.  After seeing Jasper and Zeva’s love he is hoping and wanting that for himself.  However, his all-consuming loss of his sister and her disappearance causes him to be full of grief.

Mari is finds herself stuck in a country without the man who promised to love and protect her. She has lots of secrets and needs help but fears anyone who might offer help after being screwed over.  When Haile stumbles across her and offers her a hand she takes it.  They work together and start to feel more but both are dancing around the other for fear of crossing a line.

When Mari’s past and Haile’s past collide, they reach to help the other grounded and safe.

I really liked Haile and Mari’s story.  The plot twists of Mari’s life and Haile’s sister were both great ones.  I must say Mrs. H stole the show with her sass and zero eff’s to people who are disrespectful!!  She made every scene great!!

Recent News: Dahlia’s first book was just accepted by Hallmark Publishing with a December 2021 release date!

Dahlia Rose is the USA Today best-selling multi genre author from Urban fantasy to Romance with a hint of Caribbean spice. She was born and raised on the Caribbean island of Barbados and now currently lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. Her life revolves around her five kids, who she affectionately nicknamed “The Children of the Corn and her husband and longtime love who is also a honorable retired Army veteran. She has a love of dark fantasy, sci-fi, and the things that go bump in the night. With over seven dozen books published Dahlia has become a reader favorite. Not only because of her writing but her vivacious attitude in talking to her fans online and at various events. Her books feature strong heroines with a Caribbean or African American culture, that is showcased in the vibrancy of her words. Books and writing are her biggest passions, and she hopes to open your imagination to the unknown between the pages of her books.

#WOTR20 #2ndChance – Triple B Baking Co. (Hearts of Braden #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.