Category Archives: Novella

#WOTR22 – #Review – My Road Trip Romance by Jennifer Daniels

My Road Trip Romance

Author, Cassidy Nixon hides in her stories. It’s much easier than feeling anything real for anyone other than her family.

Interested in attending the Harvest Pick and Read writer’s convention, Cassidy, her brother Darren, and his wife Sam set out on the long drive to the event.

The first stop starts off with a bang, when Cassidy runs headfirst into a handsome stranger. And for the first time in a long while, Cassidy is taken with this hardheaded stranger that she will never see again. Or will she?

She runs into this handsome man a second time and thinks its just coincidence.

When he shows up at the same event in the room next door, Cassidy thinks he’s a stalker. But he convinces her he isn’t.

All Cassidy had to worry about was the safety of her raccoons while she was gone.

Now will she have to worry about her heart?

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Review by Twinsie Kelly

Super cute, quick read! If you are one who frequents author events as a read or an author, this is a great read. Ms. Daniels puts a sweet spin on Cassidy, an author getting ready for an event to meet readers, having a road trip with her brother and sister-in-law but also finding a bit of love on the way. Cassidy is one of those types of people that I would call an extroverted introvert. They tend to keep to themselves unless they really know you. However, the pull that Cassidy has to Jack makes her a bit more adventurous. Oh, and the raccoons, they have a special place in my heart. I would have liked the story to be a bit longer as some of it felt a bit rushed but overall, I recommend this if you are looking for a cute and quick read.

#wotr #attendingauthor #partofaseries #novella VanPelts (White Trash Trilogy) by Brandy Slaven 

Life is full of ups and downs. No one knows this better than Kendall Davis. She unfortunately learns from a young age that good things never last. With an unbearable childhood and then the death of her grandmother, Kendall turns to the only people who seem to know she still exists. Brian, Casey, and Will. But as all things tend to go in her life, they too are struck with tragedy. In her grief, Kendall decides to end it all, but what happens when fate has other plans? With no happy end in sight, she must learn to live with the loss and eventually learn to never give up on love. 

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/60856611-vanpelts?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=REO8lSKUPJ&rank=2

Amazon https://amzn.to/3MoKYiU

Review by Twinsie Dee

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

Where oh where do i begin this is the beginning of one of my favorite series, Kendall had a rough childhood having been taken from her parents in a good way she went to live with her nana and gramps which she loved because she knew she was safe. When Nana got sick they had to move into a trailer and there she met the VanPelts Brian, Casey and Will they became best friends and those 3 boys became very protective over Kendall. They keep close through out the years and plan to move to California after Kendall and Will graduate and live happily ever after. Well until a fateful night that took Kendalls future from her and left her empty and heartbroken. Ugh this book is exactly what i needed and broke my heart all over again. But to have Brian meet a few members of the quad was the perfect scene of past and future being together without knowing. Ugh i need so much more. 

Brandy Slaven lives in Tennessee with her husband and two wild children. If you can’t find her typing away at her laptop, you will find her with her nose in a book at the beach or hiking at a state park.

#WOTR22 #Novella #Medical #TwinsieOfTheDayPam – Wes, Love in Scrubs Book 3 by AJ Renee

Wes (Love in Scrubs Book 3) by [AJ Renee, Angie Wade]

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?

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Review by Pam

Wes: 5***** Stars
Family Committed
Gah!!! Crying now. It’s so good! Each book in this series can be read as a stand alone. But I highly recommend that you read them all. Each one gets better. You will need tissues for this story. Natalie and Wes meet in an unconventional way. I love the way AJ thinks. Lots of humor. Love the commitment to family. From a True Fan… Pam James.

Such a fun set of books to read.

AJ Renee is a military wife and mother of three. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with her Master of Science in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.

She loves to read and write steamy romance with a happily ever after. When not working, you can find her playing World of Warcraft, board games, or outdoors for a run or hike.

#WOTR22 #novella #medical #Series #TwinsieOfTheDayPam – Jason, Love in Scrubs book 2 by AJ Renee

Jason (Love in Scrubs Book 2) by [AJ Renee, Angie Wade]

From the author of the St. Fleur series comes a fun tale of finding love in the most unexpected place.

Being stood up for a first date was the last thing on Ava King’s mind. Yet Mr. Wrong opened the door to Mr. Sexy, who’s already sitting next to her at the bar. One drink becomes two, and going against her own code, she goes home with the charming stranger.

Waking in Jason’s foreign bed sends her into a panic, and she escapes before any morning-after awkwardness can ensue.

Can fate bring them together again to see if their chemistry transcends one steamy night of passion?

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Review by Pam

Jason: 5***** stars
Tug at Your Heart Good
This book made me an emotional mess. It definitely tugged at my heart. Ava runs from Jason after a night of passion. He does not have her # or her last name. When they meet up again, he wants another chance to get to know her. Great short story. It can be read as a stand alone. From a True Fan… Pam James

AJ Renee is a military wife and mother of three. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with her Master of Science in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.

She loves to read and write steamy romance with a happily ever after. When not working, you can find her playing World of Warcraft, board games, or outdoors for a run or hike.

#WOTR22 #Novella #Medical #Series #TwinsieOfTheDayPam – Joshua, Love in Scrubs book 1 by AJ Renee

Joshua (Love in Scrubs Book 1) by [AJ Renee, Angie Wade]

From the author of the St. Fleur series comes a fun tale of finding love in the emergency room.

The single life had been treating Hazel Rivera better than she’d anticipated. With no one to report to, she did as she pleased, which included if and when she’d have a man in her bed. She felt no shame in satisfying her own needs, but when toy-play goes wrong, she earns herself a visit to the emergency room.

Squirming in pain, the last thing she expected was to find a sexy nurse assigned to her room. She could lose herself in a man like him—sinful eyes, full lips, and a kindhearted attitude—but before she can catch Joshua Bradley again, she’s sent home.

When life hands them a second chance, will they risk their hearts?

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Review by Pam

Joshua: 4**** stars
Very Entertaining
This laugh out loud story has some very sexy scenes. I was chuckling right away. Hazel has an unfortunate incident and ends up in the ER where she meets Nurse Hottie. You have to read the book to find out why. This is a short story. I would have liked more because it was so entertaining. From a Fan… Pam James

AJ Renee is a military wife and mother of three. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with her Master of Science in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.

She loves to read and write steamy romance with a happily ever after. When not working, you can find her playing World of Warcraft, board games, or outdoors for a run or hike.

#WOTR22 #Novella #Shifters #Paranormal – Shifter’s Moon by Teresa Gabelman

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After the loss of her husband, Tabby was content to live her life alone in the place they had dreamed of owning together. Unfortunately, that day never came.

Shade had been watching the woman he knew would be his from a distance. She was his future, his mate, and it was time he made it known she now belonged to him.

Under a Shifter’s Moon, magic and new beginnings change the fate of a lonely woman and the man who will claim her for his own.
***This short story was previously published in the anthology, ‘Words To Dream By’ June of 2018.***

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Review by Twinsie Angie

I received this book from the author for an honest review.
What a sweet short story by an awesome author I enjoy reading.
This story is about a woman who is alone in a cabin in Tennessee. When she sees a hurt wolf, she is drawn to protect him. She helps him but then wakes up to a man in her house….whut??? When all is revealed he is the shifter who has been watching out for her for a few years annnnnnd he is her mate.
I really don’t want to say any more because this is a very short and sweet read for you to plop down and read when have an hour to kill.

Teresa Gabelman is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the ‘Protectors Series’. When not writing about sexy alpha vampires and the women who drive them crazy she can be found on a lake with a fishing pole/Kindle, at a MMA event or spending a fun evening with family.

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 – VCard for Christmas (A Filthy Dirty Christmas) by Hope Ford

A Top 50 Amazon Bestseller!

He asked me to be his fake wife… I gave him my v card.

Yea, it probably wasn’t the smartest move.
He’s my hot, older next-door neighbor and he looks like he would be trouble.
But after one taste of my cupcake, he’s on a mission.
He watches me like an obsessed voyeur, and I probably should tell him no, but when he gets in a bind, I agree to be his fake wife.

It was supposed to be a fun Christmas Eve celebration.

I wasn’t supposed to fall for him.

And I definitely wasn’t supposed to end up in his bed after one date.

Lincoln is smart, handsome, protective and exactly what I wanted… but I wasn’t ready for the next morning when I hear another woman on the phone claiming to be his wife.

Was this all a game?
If so, it’s one I really didn’t want to lose.

Welcome to a filthy dirty Christmas! Forget sugar and spice and everything nice … this year we want to show off our naughty side. Taboo, dangerous, and over-the-top, we’re bringing you everything you were too scared to ask Santa for. **Don’t worry, loves, these are still packed with the heroes you crave and the HEA’s you deserve!

So I was looking for hot, fun, novella type reads and came across this multi-author series by author’s I’ve never read before. I figured why not and give them a shot and I’m glad I did!

VCard For Christmas starts off this Holiday series where we meet Lincoln and Avery. Avery just moved in but Lincoln had no idea until two weeks later. There’s an instant connection between them, one that neither of them can deny. It’s definitely a love at first sight kind of situation.

Lincoln ends up finding himself in a situation where he needs a wingman so to speak. With Avery pretending to be his wife so doesn’t get hit on by a business partner’s wife, things take a turn for better. Pretending to be husband and wife, definitely increases their attraction they have for each other. Until it gets to the point where they can’t do anything but consumate their fake marriage.

Throw in some sweetness, mixed with some spice and steam, and you get a quick, hot little read for those cool nights.

#Review – Dipped in Holly by Dana Isaly

Holly was just dumped.

Less than a week before Christmas. In public. Dressed as a slutty Mrs. Claus.
All she wants is to hide in the bathroom and have a breakdown in peace.

But the Silver Fox who owns the bar has other plans.

The moment Nick takes in Holly’s grey eyes and sassy attitude, he’s hooked.
There’s no denying the attraction that has sparked between them.
And when that tension finally snaps, he finds himself taking Holly to bed.

A kinky one night stand later, and they’re left questioning if it was enough.

Oh this book was fun. First let me just say that I would have one-clicked this based on the cover alone. Cassie with Opulent Designs did an epic job.

Okay now to review the book.

We meet Holly who got dumped by her douche of a boyfriend. He did it at a bar. Right in front of his friends. Nice right?

So of course she’s upset. Well in walks Nick who can I just say is quite delicious from the very first page we meet him. Now I didn’t read the blurb, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. Nick is a silver fox and Holly is quite younger, so if you like age gap stories, you may just like this one.

Also, there is a light daddy kink in this book but it wasn’t overdone. It’s not my thing but I sure do love reading it and I respect people who play in this area. Safely and consensually of course.

After a night together, Holly and Nick realize that they don’t really want this to end. Who would? Especially when you receive the best O’s of your life from a mere stranger.

Once their night is over, they decide to go out for breakfast and talk about continuing this little delicious thing they got going on. I was actually hoping for more but then I saw a pre-order for the next book. So you bet your booty, I pre-ordered it.

If you like stories with an age-gap, a daddy kink, some Domination/submission and a whole lot of spanking, then this book is for you. It’s a fun, hot little read for those cold wintery nights.

#Review #AudioBook – Attaboy by Sam Tallent

From Sam Tallent, author of the hit indie novel Running the Light, which Marc Maron calls “a beautiful rendering of a dark reality”, comes a story about poverty, addiction, and bare-knuckle boxing set in the shadows of the American heartland.   
Teenaged Jesse is trapped. Growing up, he had all the potential in the world, but then real life intervened. Now he’s got a high school diploma, two perpetually black eyes, and a pill fix he can’t shake. By day, when he’s not high on pain killers, Jesse is hardening his body; it’s the only thing about his life that he can really control. By night, he’s a god in the makeshift ring under the barnyard flood lights, willing to take on any local tough the Madsen brothers put in front of him. Most of Jesse’s fights don’t last more than a minute or two. But as competition in town dries up, the Madsens go looking for better fights and bigger risks – with the chance for bigger payouts. Even as Jesse’s home life is closing in on him, he must find a way to win one more fight.   
It’s the only chance he’s got.  

This story was short but it was pretty intense.
It was also quite inspiring for a future book I’m writing but that’s a story
for another day.

We meet Jesse who is poor and needs to save up
some money for his sick grandmother. Also, battling with an addiction, he
learns to fight. He realizes that it’s one of the only things he’s able to
control. But the more he fights people in his town, the less opponents he has
as he pretty much fights anyone who’s willing to take him on. While he’s
hardened up, broken and bruised, the money starts rolling in and he can’t stop.
His grandmother’s medical bills aren’t cheap.

Jesse’s sister hates seeing him this way and
does what she can to make it so he can stop fighting. I liked the twist at the
end. It’s a desparate time, calls for desparate measures kind of situation.

This book was definitely short but I liked the
author’s descriptive story telling. It was like I could see Jesse’s fights and
what he looked like after the fact. I do wish the book was a little longer but
that’s just me and doesn’t take away from the story at all.

#wotr #attendingauthor #novella With You by J.M. Walker

Our world changed five years ago, and it left behind this gaping hole in our relationship.

We were now trying to figure out a way to move past a tragedy without losing ourselves in the process.

Married, with a son, we needed to communicate but neither of us wanted to talk about our loss. Instead, we focused on our little boy.

Finally, after having had enough, we took a trip, learned new things about each other, and fell into an even deeper kind of love.

We revealed new truths about one another and because of that, we could come out of this stronger in the end.

Author note: With You is part of the Perfectly Stated Series but Meadow and Shade can originally be found in With Us, book 2 in The Next Generation Series. With You is a continuation of their story and is 5 years after With Us takes place.

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/59025143-with-you?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=OoxxVLXxTs&rank=50

Amazon https://amzn.to/3nnbtu8

Review by Twinsie Dee

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

When its been 5 years since you’ve lost the love of your life do you ever really move on? Meadow and Shade lost the love of their life and with the anniversary of his death right around the corner they have to figure out what they want to do to heal their hearts. When Meadow’s parents offer to take their son for the weekend they get some much needed alone time to reconnect to who they use to be. Will they be able to come together or will they just keep rolling with the punches of life. Wow J.M has done it again with another amazing book,  love story, and having a way to connect you to the characters emotional

J.M. Walker is an Amazon bestselling author who hit USA Today with Wanted: An Outlaw Anthology. She loves all things books, pigs and lip gloss. She is happily married to the man who inspires all of her Heroes and continues to make her weak in the knees every single day.

“Above all, be the HEROINE of your own life…” ~ Nora Ephron