“Be nice to the sharks, pretty mermaid. They’re not mean. They’re misunderstood.”
Alana is on Aquata-Prime housesitting. Well, the house is surrounded by a lake and the only way to get to it is by boat. She is from the city but has done everything she can to land this job in order to be closer to the water. The house has a mural of a beautiful merman on the wall and she cannot help but be drawn to it. A storm comes in and she finds herself in the arms of the beautiful merman. What she thinks is a dream and turns out to be her new reality. She and this mysterious merman go on an excursion but cannot deny the feelings of love blossoming between the two of them.
This is a fast paced and very wet story of being better where it’s wetter. If you want a quick, hot read, this is the one for you!
Ava Cuvay writes out of this world romance featuring sassy heroines, often-alien-but-always-sexy heroes, and an alcoholic beverage or two… Set in a galaxy far, far away. She resides in central Indiana with her own scruffy-looking nerfherder, kiddos who are growing up without her permission, and two kitties that make her laugh. She believes life is too short to bother with negative people, everything is better with Champagne, and Han Solo shot first. When not writing, Ava is thinking about writing. Or wine. And she’s always thinking about bacon.
Josie was enjoying her bachelorette party 3 days before her wedding with her closestfriends drinking and have a blast when the doorbell rings and surprise her friends got her a stripper. The music and lap dance started and for some reason Josie had felt a spark between the stripper and herself, she shouldn’t be feeling things like that she getting ready to get married for Christ sakes. The next night her future husband went out with his friends and it was during a terrible storm, well one thing lead to another and something terrible had occurred. A few days later Josie was putting books away and one flew off the shelf into the middle of the room she knows she wasn’t going crazy but this book was amazing and i just loved it. Hilarious, heartwarming, heartbreak, and swooning this books has it all, and a little spook factor that your going to love as well.
Review by Twinsie Dee
Jennifer Laslie is a crazy cat lady who lives in Utah with her wonderful husband and two children. Her office affords her a mountain view that she loves! When she’s not thinking about cheesecake or cats, she can be found in the bookstore in the Young Adult section, coffee in hand.
this was a great short story. Audrina is a good girl that is bored with the way her life is going and how her past year had been, so what better way to reinvent yourself then on New Years Eve. that is exactly what shes going to do turn into the bad girl for a night. Tom was just a random guy at the bar that Rina (her bad girl name) caught the eye off and well the rest is for you to read and find out a bad girl cant give everything away
Review by Twinsie Dee
My words are fuelled by caffeine. I hope to entertain you with easy reading books that are hopefully as hot as the coffee drunk writing them
Some loves are undeniable. Some burn with the heat of summer.
When Homer Lovelly pulled over to help a stranded damsel in distress, he never expected he’d meet his soul mate. But from the moment Claire clocked him in the head with her boot—and then kissed him—he knew she was it.
She’d be his undoing.
Wild, sexy, and fearless, Claire is intoxicating. She’s also leaving at the end of summer, a few short weeks away. Homer knows he shouldn’t fall for her. He also knows he doesn’t have a choice. And with September rising fast on the horizon, he’s almost out of time.
The question is, can he convince Claire that what he feels is more than a summer fling, or will he watch as the woman he’s meant to marry walk out of his life forever?
Scroll up and one click today to see why fans of The Notebook and The Summer Boyfriend will fall in love with this steamy, summer-fling romance.
all Clarie wanted was a few weeks of harmless summer fun, and a possible hook up here and there. when on her way to a party her uncle’s truck broke down and when a hot as hell cowboy stops to help her she thinks why not start the night off right. Homer was just trying to help a pretty lady out little did he know that he could catch feelings and one thing that Clarie doesn’t do is catch feeling. Will her mind get changed, or will they just be a hot summer fling and go their own ways once she leaves. this is once again another amazing story that follows another member of the Lovelly family. i love these books and this family.
Review by Twinsie Dee
Clara Stone writes YA/NA Contemporary Romance and Paranormal Romance stories and is a complete sucker for sweet, memorable kisses. She strongly believes that true love conquers EVERYTHING, along with a tub of Ice cream!
When she isn’t reading or writing or dancing, much to the embarrassment of her husband and two kids, she’s probably watching Supernatural and The Walking Dead. So, if she sounds like your cup of syrup to your pancakes (or waffles… no favorites here), then give her a “Follow” to any number of social media kingdoms she’s built and stay updated of her upcoming releases, book sales, and book recommendations!
Who is Elle? Well she is the type of girl who has to work for everything she has with working 2 jobs just to stay afloat,she doesnt take crap or handouts from anyone, and she has a hard time asking and receiving help from others. In the day time she works as a mail carrier for the local corporation Marks Distillery and night as a bartender. One night she has this handsome cowboy with the most gorgeous eyes come in and sparks were there. Sullivan Marks was a hard working farmer who didn’t want to work in the family business but when things started to get crazy and his older brother was to busy hooking up with the employees to do his job Sully sucked it up and put on a suit to try and help. Once at local bar his last night of freedom before everyone would know who he was he caught the eye of the local bartender. Thing from that night on get crazy for these two as both of their lives go in the opposite direction of how they had hoped it would. With ups and downs and a few surprise will these two get the happiness they both want? Oh my i just loved this book Sully is just so swoon over worthy I just loved his southern charm and Elle is such a get straight to the point kinda gal. Definitely a great read
Review by Twinsie Dee
USA Today Bestselling Author Chelsea Camaron was born and raised in Coastal North Carolina. She currently resides in Southern Louisiana with her husband and two children but her heart is always Carolina day dreaming.
Chelsea always wanted to be a writer, but like most of us, let fear of the unknown grab a hold of her dream; she realized that if she was going to tell her daughter to go for her dreams, that it was time to follow her own advice.
Chelsea grew up turning wrenches alongside her father, and from that grew her love for old muscle cars and Harley Davidson motorcycles, which just so happened to inspired her ‘Daddy’s Girls’ series. Her love for reading has sparked a new love for writing and she currently has a few more projects in the works.
When she is not spending her days writing you can find her playing with her kids, attending car shows, going on motorcycle rides on the back of her husband’s Harley, snuggling down with her new favorite book or watching any movie that Vin Diesel might happen to be in.
She hates being serious and is still a big kid at heart. She is a small town country girl enjoying life and, Chelsea hopes that her readers remember not to take life too seriously and to embrace your inner five year old, because five year olds know how to enjoy the simple things in life and how to always have fun.
I received this book from the author for an honest opinion/Review.
*Clapping* I love me some Novus Pack and this quick novella was a great addition. I love love love the background to scenes in the story. I will say, since I am all #TeamLore, I thought his story would be my favorite but it Issa’s story. I love seeing her and Asher fighting this chemistry…..well ok she is fighting it. But it totally made me excited for more Novus.
The parts with Conal and Solle were like hanging out with your cool friends and seeing how amazing their relationship is. Its like seeing them alone and getting to be the “fly on the wall” of their amazing love story. *Sigh* I just wish we got more for them!!!
Lore….I mean can you go wrong reading more from him and getting clips into the crazy killers head???? Not in my book!!
M. Jayne doesn’t know what she wants to be when and if she ever grows up. She’s worked retail, recorded hearings in a Federal Courtroom, worked behind the scenes with security at a casino and currently she is living her dream writing Romance. She plots and plans from her farm in central Indiana that she shares with her husband and two mastiffs, Ginger and Duncan Keith.
When she isn’t creating she can be found watching sports, searching for the perfect mascara and reading. She also loves questionable TV- Any Real Housewives, The Steve Wilkos Show and Live PD. Plus she is addicted to the TMZ app on her phone. M. Jayne loves to meet readers. She attends many conferences and signings. Please take a moment and introduce yourself and tell her what you are reading.
Rain Kimber thought that finding his daughter and finally being able to be a part of her life after so many years without her would be the end of his adventure.
He thought he’d find her, take care of the woman who’d stolen his child away from him (you don’t want to know), and then the two of them would immediately become the family they’d been before she’d been taken. Rain would soon learn that life didn’t always work out the way you wanted it to, and really? That was a lesson he should have learned a long time ago.
But it wasn’t all about heartbreak for Rain. With his daughter he gained an entire Coven of family, even the ones he didn’t want. What father got along with all of his daughter’s boyfriends? Not Rain, that’s for sure.
Just as life wasn’t all about heartache anymore for Rain didn’t mean it was all about happiness and rainbows either. The Alexander Coven, the one his daughter had joined, seemed to be a magnet for trouble and Ariel Kimber was right in the middle of it. Which meant Rain was right there with her.
And he wouldn’t have it any other way.
I received this book from the author for an honest opinion/Review.
I gotta admit when I got this book, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Would we learn about Rain and Ariel before she was taken? Would we see the happy Dad and family man? Would we see Rain watching Ariel and judging her boys? What will we learn?
DUDE! We learn all that and more in many ways. First up. Rain is one Loyal MFer. He will stick by you through thick and thin even when you are Uncle Quinton and make Ariel mad. He will do anything for his daughter and anyone who he thinks needs him. He will always hate Marcus *Snicker* and he will love his dead wife for all eternity. That statement made my heart happy and sad. I mean he needs to open his heart but yet he just cant.
I loved getting to know this man…not just Ariel’s dad but this MAN. He is some kinda crazy but also just the right crazy for this coven. Seeing his heart learn to love another in this book and even accept another of Ariel’s boyfriends as “worthy” of her made my day.
I loved how this book pushed Ariel’s story a bit but also not enough if you miss it you will be lost. We had some major plot twists and even a couple vomiting in my mouth moments with the Council but are we even shocked they shock us anymore??? Nope.
Mary Martel was born in West Michigan and spent the majority of her life there. She currently resides in North Dakota with her husband, and her two beautiful daughters. She’s an avid reader, and when not writing she can be found with her nose stuck in a book.
Cole is the oldest of his siblings and is their clan’s alpha, since the death of his father. He gave up long ago thinking he would ever find his mate.
For months he’s been restless, on the verge of coming unglued. When his sister sets him up on a blind date, he almost loses it. She should know he’d only ever date his mate. When his sister refuses to cancel the date, he goes to let her down gently only to find that his mate is waiting for him.
Follow the Major family, a group of black bear shifters living in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Dealing with the death of their father and hiding their shifting abilities from the small town they’re from is nothing compared to the moment they meet their mates and claim them as theirs.
These are safe, interconnected novellas, guaranteed happily ever afters, with plenty of twists and turns to keep you glued to your Kindle.
Who doesn’t love a shifter series?? I mean they are my jam! So when I saw a series written by 2 new to me authors, I jumped. Another thing I loved was the fact the series is about a family of bear shifters. I love books with the theme of family strongly woven into the theme of the book.
This book starts out with Cole’s alpha father being found murdered. Now fast forward and he is a grumpy alpha shifter dealing with his 3 siblings. He loves them but they are kinda on his last nerve.
When his only sister butts in and sets him up on a blind date at a sleezy bar, he goes just to save the girl from being taken advantage of. When he enters…BOOM…his life changes in an instant.
Aubree loves her new friend but she is not to sure about this whole blind date thing. When she sees a growly man entering the bar she is scared and intrigued at the same time over who he is. The sparks fly immediately between the two and they soon are navigating this mating pull.
Cole was killing me with his over the top alpha bossy but Aubree sure put him in his place and let him know Girlfriend is not playing that way.
The story reintroduced the murder plot because the bad people are around again, so Cole and his siblings are trying to keep Aubree safe while investigating what’s happening.
I totally enjoyed the story buuuuuuut …here is when the shoe drops……I would recommend getting another editing of the story. I am NOT a huge grammar Nazi but this book has several spots where I had to stop and reread to decipher what it should have said. There were spots where the story didn’t flow very well and was a bit choppy. However, even with those issues I am still looking forward to book 2!!
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I’m Elisa Leigh and I write romance books that are short and steamy with a ton of heart. They will leave you satisfied, but wanting more.
My alpha men are dirty talkers who treasure their women. There will never be any cheating in my books and they always end in a Happily Ever After! I don’t believe in sad endings.
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From the author of the St. Fleur series comes a fun tale of finding love in the emergency room.
Nurse. Mom. Daughter. Natalia Kruze wore many hats, but mom was the role she was most proud of. As a single mom, she couldn’t be everywhere at once, but she had been blessed with a patient son and helpful parents. Dating wasn’t high on the priority list, so it was safe to say it had been years since she’d experienced any kind of electrifying spark from a man.
With her defenses low after missing another soccer game, a patient catches her eye. Sexy and decidedly stubborn, Wes Wilkins succeeds in leaving his ER visit with her number.
Had they finally found the love they deserved, or will they put their dreams second to their kids’ needs?
“Jeremy!” I yell and stare at the pile of clothes next to the hamper.
My eyes narrow on my son’s beautiful face, and I remind myself how much I adore him. “Excuse me?”
I nod. “Were you working on your basketball skills and failed?”
Jeremy looks from me to the pile I’m still pointing at. “Oh.”
I exhale with exasperation. “Look, honey, we need to work like a team. Please clean up. I need to get you to school so I can start my shift. Don’t forget I won’t make it to today’s game. I’ll be home right after, so grab a ride with Mrs. Sanders if Grandma and Pops aren’t there.”
After kissing his temple, seeing as I can no longer reach the top of his head, I rush to plate the breakfast I threw together for us. This is my life. It may not have turned out like I dreamed, but I wouldn’t trade Jeremy in for the world.
I was a young mother at twenty-one—not quite a teen pregnancy but still hard. Jeremy’s father decided rather quickly fatherhood wasn’t for him and left us the moment two lines appeared. Thankfully, my parents stepped in and helped us. I managed to finish my Bachelor of Science in nursing with their assistance. I can’t count the number of times I showed up to class with spit-up on me. I’m sure if they swabbed my clothes in one of my labs, they would have found all sorts of new-mother fun.
After fourteen years of doing the parenting gig on my own, I can safely say it’s still a challenge. Dating is rare, and my parents are still around to help. I don’t ask for a lot of help now that Jeremy is older, but they still have us visit often.
Jeremy runs into the kitchen, backpack in hand, and picks up the fork on his plate. In a matter of moments, the plate is devoid of the eggs and toast I put on it. My kid looks up at me and to the stove, looking for the pan I already put in the dishwasher. “No more?”
“Grab a banana. We gotta go,” I tell him and toss my wallet into a small bag.
He grunts and carries his plate straight to the dishwasher without rinsing it. I sigh but don’t say a word. Over the years I’ve become better at picking my battles, and this isn’t one.
When we get to his school, we exchange “I love yous,” and I pat his thigh good-bye. When he leans over and hugs me, I smile. Squeezing him, I enjoy the rare treat of a teenage hug at school.
My next stop, after watching him walk up the steps, is coffee. Thursday mornings are my designated java pick-up days. I rattle off four different orders and drive the last few blocks to work once I have them.
“Thank God!” Jenna cries and plucks her order from the carrier.
“One of those mornings?” I ask and set the rest on a table.
“One word. Puberty.” Jenna drinks a healthy gulp of joe.
I nod and lock up my things. “Gotcha. I’ll be missing yet another of Jeremy’s games if it makes you feel any better.” Jenna shoots me a meaningful look. She may not be a single mom like I am, but she misses her own share of activities. “Well, here’s hoping today is an easy one.”
Later that evening, I look at the clock and sigh. Jeremy’s game is halfway through by now, which means my guilt is high and I’m almost through with my twelve-hour shift. I hate missing so many of his games. These are moments I know I can’t get back. It hurts the worst when I see understanding in Jeremy’s eyes versus anger or frustration.
He’s a great kid. He does well in school, gives me very little attitude, and is talented in sports. I’m hoping if he keeps it up, he can earn a scholarship for college, but we have a few years left to really worry about that.
“Hey, stop that!” Jenna scolds.
“Stop what?” I ask and set down the marker I was using.
Jenna waves her hand around my face. “That. Honey, I know you hate missing his games, but he understands, so quit beating yourself up about it.”
“That’s the problem, Jenna.” I sigh. “He’s only a boy. He shouldn’t have to be this understanding about all the games I miss.”
“No, he shouldn’t, but life isn’t fair. You’ve got a great kid, girl. No matter what you think, you’re doing really well by him.”
“Natalia?” Kara, another nurse on shift, calls out.
“You’ve got a live one in room one.”
I nod and squeeze past Jenna who pats me on my back. “On my way.”
Pulling up the patient’s admittance tab on the computer, I read the notes and frown. Forty-year-old male with testicular pain. Walking down the hall toward the triage room, I sift through my knowledge of all the possible things responsible for testicular pain.
Once I learned I was having a boy, I put in extra focus into male anatomy and physiology. I was determined to keep my boy safe and healthy to my best ability. This thankfully helped me tackle those not-so-fun talks about puberty.
Any other words centered around good bedside manners blank in my brain the moment our eyes meet. Crap.
His crew-cut hairstyle highlights his strong jaw. A light smattering of hair grows along it, and my hand itches with the need to see if it will feel soft or rough along my palm. His jaw twitches, and I find a sheen of sweat on his brow. The pain reflecting in his hazel eyes pulls me back from my fog.
I clear my throat and hope I’m not blushing. “What brings you in this evening, Mr.—”
“Wilkins. Call me Wes. I don’t suppose there’s a male nurse on staff?”
My brows knit at his tone. “Sorry, there’s not,” I say. “What’s bothering you that a female nurse can’t help you with?”
“No, it’s not—” He attempts to sit up, and he grunts in pain.
I move to his side. “Lie back down,” I tell him gently.
“S-sorry. Don’t mean to be an ass.”
Concern fills me at his words and the way his eyelids lower in pain. “Talk to me. There’s no reason for you to suffer any pain. I assure you I can help even if I don’t have the same parts as you.”
“Definitely don’t have the same parts,” he mumbles. He draws in a deep breath and clears his throat. “My testicles hurt, and they’re swollen.”
“Okay, did you sustain an injury to them?” I ask reassuringly.
He looks away, and his words are too soft to hear.
I place my hand on his shoulder, and a weird sensation travels up my arm at the contact. He turns toward me, and I see he felt whatever just happened. “I can’t help you if you don’t talk to me,” I say, ignoring the strange event and removing my hand.
“I had a vasectomy yesterday.”
“Okay.” I think of common complications that could occur with the procedure. “Swelling and discomfort are common in the first forty-eight hours—”
His lips pull into a hard line. “It looks like I have three testicles.”
My eyebrow raises. “Three?”
“Okay. We’ll look at it in a second. What have you done in the last twelve hours?”
His eyes dart away again, and I realize whatever he’s been doing was not what his doctor ordered. “Come on, fess up. If your testicles are this swollen, you weren’t lying down and resting like I’m sure your doctor ordered,” I say in my mom voice.
“I was at my kids’ baseball game…”
The way he says it leaves me thinking there is more. “Mhmm… sitting on the stands?”
He shakes his head. “No, coaching.”
“I see. Did anything happen, since I expect you weren’t sitting in a chair relaxing while you coached?”
“One of the boys fell. I, um, helped him up, and that’s when I stumbled in pain.”
“I don’t suppose you coach toddlers?” I ask, knowing he’s going to say no.
“Definitely surpasses the ten-pound weight restriction.”
His eyebrows snap together. “Look, I wasn’t going to miss the game!”
I raise my hands in the air. “I’m sorry. I didn’t mean any offense. If it makes you feel any better, I’ve been here all day, and I missed my son’s baseball game tonight. One of many.” I whisper the latter and turn away. “I’ll go see if the doctor is available to perform your exam.”
“Wait!” he calls out when I reach the door.
I stop but don’t face him. I can’t. If I do, he’ll see the tears forming. I’m never this short with my patients. I chalk it up to my emotions after missing out on another event in Jeremy’s life.
After a moment, he apologizes and I walk out. This handsome stranger has pressed more conflicting buttons than I care to admit. Ignoring the fact that a man hasn’t managed to fluster both me and my lady bits in… well, ever, he’s a patient and therefore off limits.
I received this book from the author for an honest opinion/Review.
After falling crazy in love with Jason and enjoying Joshua, when AJ offered me book 3 I was alllll on board!!!
I gotta say the way the characters are meeting in this series is KILLING ME!! Wes has some issues with his “business”” and nurse Natalie is there to assist the doctor. *Snickers* The chemistry between the two characters is tangible and makes you want to see how or when they meet up again.
I will admit I WONDERED if Wes going to be who I thought he was and loved the story line. The two are very interested in each other but must worry about how their kids will take seeing their parent date. Natalie’s son has never seen his mom really dating. Reece’s dad just got divorced so dating could be odd.
I loved how the boys were always to #1 in both parents’ minds. They worried and wondered if dating would be a good idea or cause issues with the kids all the while dying to be with the other one.
The epilogue is perfect and made me super happy for where these characters have been, and we can see their future.
AJ Renee is the author behind the St. Fleur series, Beauty Unmasked, Winter’s Surprise, Surviving Paris, and Finding Love at the Falls…. She’s a military wife and mother to three young girls. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with her Masters of Science in Criminal Justice and a Bachelors of Science in Psychology while working at the library.
She loves to write steamy romance with suspense and a happily ever after. When she isn’t writing or interacting with her readers, you can find her spending time with her family or reading. AJ enjoys traveling, researching family history, and all things New Orleans.