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#Review #ShortStory #PartofaSeries Resolution Baby Batter (Resolution Pact) by Frankie Love

Let’s get a bun in her oven.

I’m a cop with a sweet tooth and Dolly’s the treat I’m craving.

She’s finally ended things with her deadbeat boyfriend and I’m not missing the chance to make her mine.

Dolly’s the owner of my favorite donut shop and the woman with the best Bavarian cream in the city.

Damn, I love her jelly filling, her chocolate frosting, her perfect donut hole.

She may know how to make a mean old fashioned, but I know how to whip up baby batter that will get her maple glazed.

It’s a new year, and I’m ready to do more than get a bun in her oven.

I’ll be her baby daddy and her dream come true.

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43547172-resolution

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Resolution-Baby-Batter-Short-Story-ebook/dp/B07MMBPN5B/ref=sr_1_16?crid=1CV7CRW3O2EOQ&keywords=resolution+pact&qid=1579021974&sprefix=Resolution+p%2Caps%2C177&sr=8-16

Dune only wants one thing this girl who makes delicious donuts. He stops at her shop everyday and its a new year so he’s going to let her know how he feels even though she has a boyfriend he doesn’t care he needs to get it off his chest. Dolly isn’t like the rest of her friends she’s ready to settle down get married and have a baby, so when she finally tells her boyfriend that she wanted to make this year hers and have a baby and marriage he wasn’t in to that so they broke up. Heartbroken Dolly goes and bakes it makes her feel better and she spots Dune at the front door. Will these two make the new year theirs and make something sweeter then donuts or will they get their donuts burnt? This was a good story all the donut puns are a little too much lol but it was a great short read

Review by Twinsie Dee

Frankie Love writes filthy-sweet stories about bad boys and mountain men. As a thirty-something mom to six who is ridiculously in love with her own bearded hottie, she believes in love-at-first-sight and happily-ever-afters. She also believes in the power of a quickie.

Get ready to fall in love … you deserve it!

#Review #ShortStory #PartofaSeries Resolution First Kiss (Resolution Pact) by Kelli Callahan


I want my first kiss, and a whole lot more…

I’m done being the girl that’s never been kissed.

I’ve just been invited to spend New Year’s Eve with Bradley Remington.

He’s hot-as-sin. Gorgeous. Everything I could want and more.

We all know what happens at midnight. Right?

The fireworks won’t be the only thing that goes boom..

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43581115-resolution

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Resolution-Pact-First-Short-Story-ebook/dp/B07MTJLYJ6/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=Resolution+pact&qid=1578940230&sr=8-5

Brittney just wanted one thing heading into the new year her first kiss and she was hoping New Year Eve was going to the night. After heading to a party and her best friend ditching her she decided she was going to leave and just finish the night at home in her jammies. On the way she had enough of the heels and stopped in front of a building to shuck the shows. When a limo pulled up and this hottie got out and asked her to join him on the roof for a party. This was it her first kiss the clock strikes midnight the ball dropped and well Bradley was no where to be found. But that’s not all he i bound determined to make it up to Brittney. Will she get her first kiss and will it be everything she has ever dreamed of or will it just turn out to be more then anything after all new year new me taking chances and making things happen. This was a cute short read with lots of hot moments.

Review by Twinsie Dee

Kelli writes hot and steamy romances with delicious alpha males who will not stop until they get the women they crave exactly where they want them. Kelli’s heroes are tough as nails, hot as sin, and underneath the rough exterior is a heart of gold begging to be unleashed. If you think you can tame them, you’re probably right, but it won’t be an easy journey.

Make no mistake, Kelli’s stories will give you the happily ever after you need, but they’re also steamy and packed from cover to cover with exactly what you’re looking for late at night when you leave your panties by the door.

#WOTR2020 – #Review – Dead Girls: A New Adult Paranormal Romance by Krystle Able and R.L. Weeks

Dead Girls: A New Adult Paranormal Romance

Fans of Beautiful Creatures and Vampire Diaries will love this book.

Sisters, Pierce and Jackson, leave their luxurious lives in Manhattan behind them after their parents’ suicides, and move to a rainy town in Washington with their bitter Grandmother and her old, creepy mansion.
Level-headed and sensible Pierce is changing, and fiery Jackson must take the place of adult whilst their lives are turned upside down.
A serial killer is hunting red-heads, and with Pierce being the last girl in town to fit the profile, she’s on curfew. However, she keeps disappearing with a mystery man into the woods, coming back at night, covered in dirt with no memories and, holding a key to the only door in the mansion that’s off limits.
Things aren’t as the seem in the small town of Ridgeview. The monsters of stories could well be inside the walls of their home as well as outside.
No one is safe, no can be trusted.
Sometimes, the most beautiful smiles hide the darkest secrets…


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The most beautiful smiles hide the darkest secrets but sometimes the most disgusting scowls hide those same secrets. This entire book is based on secrets. Great secrets. Secrets that will keep you on the edge of your seat trying to figure out what the secret is and who we can trust. An intense and intriguing read. I could not put this book down until the very end. And the ending! It was an unforgettable ending that I was not anticipating. I finished this book with my heart pounding! Yes! It’s that good!

The first secret, right from jump, is the death of the two sister’s parents. They are uprooted from a lavish life in NYC where they want for nothing and moved to Ridgeview, Washington with a grandmother that clearly doesn’t want them. As they are trying to adjust, there are girls coming up missing and Pierce, the oldest sister, fits the profile of the next victim. Jackie, the younger sister, is incredibly worried and not sure how to handle the situation. And on top of it their grandmother doesn’t want either of them. She is a crazy old bat! 

You don’t experience the paranormal aspect of the story until you are well into it but you just know it’s there. Once you stumble upon it, many questions arise and loyalties are questioned. This is one of those stories that you just can’t quite figure out and keeps you guessing up until the very end. It’s beautifully written and will keep you on the edge of your seat. Bravo!

#WOTR2020 Attending Author Krystle Able

Krystle Able

R.L. Weeks
R. L. Weeks

#review #partofaseries #standalone #shortstory Santa’s Naughty Elf by Tracy Lorraine


We all know what happens to naughty little elves…

My boss is an a**hole.

And a Scrooge.

Despite his best attempts to dampen the holiday spirit around the office, I still want him.

He takes charge in the office, and I can only imagine what he must be like in the bedroom.

As the Christmas party gets underway, I’m dying to know if Santa’s gift will come early this year.

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43284504-santa-s-naughty-elf

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07LH53G84/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i1

Cerys just wants to make it through this work day and company Christmas party and get home for the holidays without pissing her pain in the ass boss off . Well After he demanded she send him some files that could’ve waited till after the new year she had it after she had to cancel her plans with her friends to get ready for the work party, she was just ready to be done and get to her parents house for Christmas. When Santa comes around to give her a gift from. Secret Santa it’s actually from her boss and well things gets little  bit of a surprise.

Review by Twinsie Dee

Tracy Lorraine is a M/F and M/M contemporary romance author. Tracy has just turned thirty and lives in a cute Cotswold village in England with her husband, baby girl and lovable but slightly crazy dog. Having always been a bookaholic with her head stuck in her Kindle Tracy decided to try her hand at a story idea she dreamt up and hasn’t looked back since.

#review #partofaseries #standalone #shortstory Santa’s Baby by Dee Ellis

 

Santa’s Stuffing More Than Her Stockings…

Joy has no reason to love the holidays. Being single in the city with a joke of a job gives her little to celebrate.

Until a Sexy Santa takes over at Santa’s Village where Joy takes the kids’ photos.

Nick is yummier than any Christmas cookie and naughtier than any elf on any shelf.

All Nick want’s to unwrap this Christmas is Joy because he wants her to be Santa’s Baby.

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43250737-santa-s-baby

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07L8B189X/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i6

This is a ok read definitely a quick read if your are wanting something fast to read. Joy is a Christmas elf photographer at the mall for all those festivities and wonderful pictures every mother wants of their seeing Santa. Well with a pervert of boss letting her know they had yet again another Santa fill Joy didn’t expect him the new big guy to be drop dead gorgeous and it all happened as soon as St.Nick helped her zip up her elf dress.

Review by Twinsie Dee

Born and raised in the Midwest, reading and writing have always been Dee’s passion. Short stories became long stories that finally, became books. While playing grownup during the day, meaning working a job, Dee wrote her first book. When not reading or writing, which leaves less time than she’s proud of, Dee loves spending her time with her four furbabies, her husband and lots of movies nights

#WOTR20 #Interracial #BWWM #audio – Color Blind (A BWWM Single Parent Romance) by Vivian Ward

Color Blind (A BWWM Single Parent Romance)

TRUE LOVE KNOWS NO RACE
Kimberly’s life has never been easy. Her three brothers cause her enough trouble by trying to set her up with thugs who refuse to work. At least one good thing came from one of her relationships: her daughter Nevaeh. Swearing off men, she focuses her attention to her daughter; her pride and joy, until billionaire Dale Halloway walks into her life — and refuses to leave.

When Kimberly was little, her father was shot and killed by a crooked white cop. Because of this, her family hates white folks, but that’s not stopping Dale. The white billionaire can’t get Kimberly out of his head, and he’s not letting her go that easy. Kimberly struggles to keep her and Dale’s relationship a secret for as long as she can. Her brothers would kill him if the knew he was dating their little sister.

When she needs the help of the billionaire, the jig is up, and she has to tell her family about her secret relationship with the handsome, built man who would never allow her to say no to him. Disowned by her family, she must decide whether to continue her love affair or remain loyal to her family.

Color Blind is a full-length steamy BWWM Romance Novel. No cheating. No Cliffhangers. Happy ending? You’ll have to read it to find out!


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

I like the concept of this story.  A waitress who is not impressed by a rich man trying to buy a date with her.  The fact the women was black and the man was white really didn’t factor much initially because Dale was a bit too off putting for me. His “I have money attitude” was not a fav with me initially in the story.

I did find myself drawn to Kimberly and the struggles of a single mom with a sick kiddo.  She loves her daughter and doesn’t want to see her ill but the struggles of co-pays, missing work, plus not so understanding employers is something a lot of people struggle with daily.

Dale slowly wiggles his way into a date with Kimberly but the relationship, I found the steam level more sweet then steamy but it was enjoyable.  I liked seeing Dale deal with Kimberly’s family dislike of him based on his skin vs what he was inside and how he treated Kimberly.  Dale fell in love with Kimberly and her daughter was definitely part of the whole package.

The story of sick Nevaeh was a big part of the story and helped bring Kimberly and Dale together along with helped her family deal with their prejudice of him as a person.

Vivian Ward is a romance author from St. Louis, Missouri. She pens dark and dirty stories about alpha heroes and strong heroines with emotional HEAs. Vivian is happily married to her real-life Prince Charming who is also her best friend. One of her guilty pleasures is reading and writing smut while indulging in chocolate caramel candies.

#WOTR20 #AttendingAuthor #Standalone Unexpected Surrender by J.M. Walker

I am Luther Knight.

Powerful. Businessman. I own everything and everyone around me.

Until her.

Lexi Adams challenges me in ways I never knew I needed.

She’s defiant and stubborn, unwilling to show me her true submission.

She turns my whole world upside down and no matter how much I ignore it, I can’t help but

crave her.

When she becomes desperate, The Club is all that she has, and I watch as she falls for her

Master.

She’s confused, conflicted, and unable to decide who she wants more. Me or Him.

But the difference between her and I? I know what I want. Her.

And I won’t stop until I have her at my side.

Forever.

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44525540-unexpected-surrender

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Unexpected-Surrender-J-M-Walker/dp/0993836976/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1TK7400A3QMFN&keywords=unexpected+surrender+jm+walker&qid=1571440884&sprefix=jm+walker+u%2Caps%2C181&sr=8-1

Omg where should i even begin this book was amazing. Lexi is struggling to keep her life together and keep her late mom’s deli above water and with her brother being sketchy as hell she has to over work her elf just to make it. One night Lexi hers a knock on her door and its her brother Charlie beaten to a pulp and once she got him pulled into the apartment a huge figured followed behind threatening his life. Luther was a powerful business man who didn’t like to be played with, he wasn’t afraid to kill someone who crossed him or went back on their word. With wanting to fix her brothers debt to Luther Lexi was pretty much going to sell her body to fix his dumb mistake. Well at this point I don’t want to give away to much but you definitely are going to want to read this book the twist and turns are amazing and your are going to fall in love with these characters.

Review by Twinsie Dee

J.M. Walker is an Amazon bestselling author who recently 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.

#WOTR2020 – #Review – Better Where It’s Wetter by Ava Cuvay

Better Where it's Wetter

Alana LaRue assumes the sexy merman pictured on the lake house wall is “just art.” Then a violent storm topples her into his arms and she discovers the ocean isn’t the only thing that gets her wet.

Originally published in the Crossroads Romance Authors “Lake House” Anthology, this 13K short story has been expanded, with more details and a love scene added.


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“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

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.

#WOTR2020 – #Review – Unexpected Surrender by J.M. Walker

Unexpected Surrender (A Standalone Novel)

I am Luther Knight.
Powerful. Businessman. I own everything and everyone around me.
Until her.
Lexi Adams challenges me in ways I never knew I needed.
She’s defiant and stubborn, unwilling to show me her true submission.
She turns my whole world upside down and no matter how much I ignore it, I can’t help but
crave her.
When she becomes desperate, The Club is all that she has, and I watch as she falls for her
Master.
She’s confused, conflicted, and unable to decide who she wants more. Me or Him.
But the difference between her and I? I know what I want. Her.
And I won’t stop until I have her at my side.
Forever.


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Seriously….you don’t even need to read this review. You should just read the book. I promise you won’t be disappointed. If you want holy hotness with a bunch of crazy, add some fear, a splash of chaos, and a ton of WTFs, then this is it. This is the story you need to read. 

I like the fire in your eyes. And I can’t wait to get … burned.

Lexi and her brother Charlie were left with a deli that their late mother left them. The only problem is that it needs sooooo much work and Lexi is always working. Charlie ends up getting into some shady things and brings Luther back to their home. One thing leads to another and Luther more or less doesn’t give Lexi a choice but to come to the club in order to pay back Charlie’s debts. What she doesn’t anticipate is that this is a CLUB….*wags eyebrows*. Lexi is brought into a world where she is learning more about herself but makes herself confused with what it is she wants, her Master, Luther, or keeping her brother safe. Why would she be able to have them all? As the story unfolds you find there are a lot more players in this twisted game of trust. Then you start second guessing everything you thought you knew. And this doesn’t stop until the very end. You won’t be able to put this down. You’ll be on pins and needles to the very end

J.M. Walker

J.M. Walker is an Amazon bestselling author who recently 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

#WOTR20 #NewRelease #StandAlone – Unexpected Surrender by JM Walker

Unexpected Surrender (A Standalone Novel)


I am Luther Knight.
Powerful. Businessman. I own everything and everyone around me.
Until her.
Lexi Adams challenges me in ways I never knew I needed.
She’s defiant and stubborn, unwilling to show me her true submission.
She turns my whole world upside down and no matter how much I ignore it, I can’t help but
crave her.
When she becomes desperate, The Club is all that she has, and I watch as she falls for her
Master.
She’s confused, conflicted, and unable to decide who she wants more. Me or Him.
But the difference between her and I? I know what I want. Her.
And I won’t stop until I have her at my side.
Forever.

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

LAWD!!  Luther!!!  YES PLEASE and gimme more!!

This book has so much happening, so you better be ready because right when you THINK you know. You find out you are so wrong.

Much like alllllll of JM’s books there is a lot of sexy time happening but there is also lot of emotional chemistry bring built between Luther and his pet, Lexi.

Lexi has an idiot of a brother, Charlie, whose bad decisions push her into a corner.  She ends up joining a club to help repay his debt.  While working at the club, she is also spending time with Luther on the side…the same made who wants her brother dead.  Poor girl!  But the attraction she has to both Luther and her Club Master is CRAZY which totally confused our girl.  Too bad that isn’t the only confusion she will be having in this story.

There are so many plot twists and “Who the hell do you trust” questions in this story.  I mean I was messaging JM with guesses because I was so confused with who was good and who was bad but in a good way…OK SO I was wanting spoilers because the stress of not knowing was killing me!!!

I will say this is probably the very first book of hers where I was so in love with both men in Lexi’s life I wasn’t sure who I wanted her with PLUS the twist of Lexi’s life choices had me going “WHAT!!!” and “Oh SNAP!!”

Friends this book is intense.  You will need to sit and read it the entire day. You will not be able to stop because when I stopped to make lunch, I ended up burning it in the oven due to the fact I COULD NOT STOP READING!!!

SO yeah, if you are a fan of her books you will not be disappointed with Luther.  He is everything you love about her alphas and her anti-heroes.

J.M. Walker is an Amazon bestselling author who recently 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