#WOTR21 #audio #review #Contemporary #ContemporaryRomance – Sweet Tea & Second Chances: A Boy Next Door Small Town Rom Com (Lovebird Café Book 1) by Dylann Crush, narration by Carly Robins and Aiden Snow

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The boy next door is about to rock my world… again.

There’s no room in my new life for an old flame. Especially not when the sparks still smolder.

But the only way to claim my big city future is by cutting ties with my small town past, and I find myself caught between a rock of regret and the hard planes of Robbie Jordan’s chest.

I only need to survive until he fixes up my grandparents’ house and I can cash out. But he’s got a truck full of tools and knows exactly how to use them. Not to mention the things that man can do with a hammer…

Snag your copy of Sweet Tea & Second Chances today and relax into Swallow Springs, Missouri, where a cocky rooster rules the roost and all of life’s problems can be solved while sipping on a nice cold glass of sweet tea.


Review by Twinsie Angie

I purchased the audio and ebook combo from Amazon.

First up let me start with the narration….LOVED them BOTH!!  They both did a great job bringing the characters to life and hitting the comedy at the right time.  Audio can ruin any good book, but I think this combo did a great job bringing the story even more alive for me a listener.

Look I am a sucker for a good 2nd chance story and this one did not disappoint.  Now there were times when I was like “Girl Imma smack you” or even “BOOOOOYYYYYY” but that is a given in any good book right???

This is the story of young love that was destroyed through miscommunication…yeah let’s call it that.  The two are so in love and at the same time do not communicate so it caused issues for them as teens and again at times as adults.

Cassie needs money, and even though I felt she was a bit naïve with why she needed the money, she was going to sell her childhood home.  Her grandparent’s home.  The one with all her good memories.  The house needs a lot of updating and so she is stuck seeing HIM….Robbie.  The one who broke her heart in to a million pieces.

Robbie never understood why things went they way they did.  His life is at a crossroads.  He either marries his current girlfriend, who he is talking time away from to sort through things (no cheatin’ here people)  or he walks away and starts over again someplace else once his things at home are sorted.

Having Cassie return makes Robbie and Cassie start to remember the love they have but seems others just can’t have it.  We start to see some drama from ex’s and parents and everything else get in the way for the couple.

I did enjoy the story and love when people can find their way back to their better half or the perfect fit to their soul. Cassie and Robbie definitely are that for the others.

Dylann Crush writes contemporary romance with sizzle and sass. A romantic at heart, she loves her heroines spunky and her heroes super sexy. When she’s not dreaming up steamy storylines, she can be found sipping a margarita and searching for the best Tex-Mex food in Minnesota.

Although she grew up in Texas, she currently lives in a suburb of Minneapolis/St. Paul with her unflappable husband, three energetic kids, a clumsy Great Dane, a rescue mutt and a very chill cat. She loves to connect with readers, other authors and fans of tequila.

You can find her at www.dylanncrush.com.

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#wotr #newrelease Don’t Go Away Mad (Burgers and Brews 2) by Lacey Black

Title: Don’t Go Away Mad
Series: Burgers and Brew Crüe #2
Author: Lacey Black
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 29, 2021
The kitchen: it’s my domain, where I create the best burgers in the Midwest. I’m the man behind the grill at Burgers and Brew, the restaurant and bar I co-own with my best friends. Every night, we’re packed, the demand has never been this high. It’s the only way I want it, thriving and pushing myself to be the very best.
Then she started her new business across the street from mine.
The one woman who always got under my skin, who pushed me to be better. Lyndee was my biggest rival in school and my biggest regret.
Now, she’s in town, and as much as I try, I just can’t stay away.
I want her.
A new start: that’s what Stewart Grove means for me and my brother. He’s the one who pushed me to take the chance on opening my own bakery. I am ready for the long hours, the grueling schedule, and the hard work it will take to be successful.
I wasn’t at all prepared to come face-to-face with the man across the street.
An almost kiss in college with the world’s most infuriating man has haunted me for the last decade. Now Jasper’s here, and I don’t think I can resist him.
Things are about to heat up in and out of the kitchen.
I just pray I don’t get burned.
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Lacey Black is a Midwestern girl with a passion for reading and writing. She carries her e-reader with her everywhere she goes so she never misses an opportunity to read a few pages. Always looking for a happily ever after, Lacey is passionate about contemporary romance novels and enjoys it further when you mix in a little suspense. She resides in a small town in Illinois with her husband, two children, and a chocolate lab. Lacey loves shooting guns and should only consume one mixed drink because she’s a lightweight.

#review #NewRelease #Novella #SeasonedRomance- When Sparks Fly (Love and Holidays) by Britni Hill

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Kenzie King is starting over. She’s officially single and the last thing she expected was the massive settlement her ex-husband offered her. After a lot of coaxing from a friend she books a monthlong getaway to clear her head. It might be the first spontaneous thing she’s ever done. She has until the Fourth of July to figure out what she’s doing next. The only thing she knows for sure is that it doesn’t involve falling in love again anytime soon.

Having a little fun can’t hurt, right?

Levi James has never been lucky in love. He’s always had his head stuck in a book or focused on his work. Until he learned what was important to him and moved home to be with his family and to run their bar, the Fainting Goat. He’s where he belongs and looking to settle down. A copper-haired beauty is the first woman in a long while to catch his eye. She’s new in Lake Hunnington and only around for a month.

Nothing wrong with a little fling, right?

When sparks fly can they keep their fling just fun?



Review by Twinsie Angie

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

This novella is everything you want for a short, quick read on a cold and dreary day.  Gah I wanted to read by the pool and instead I’m reading with a hoodie …in JUNE!!  Crazy!

This novella is a short read with so many possibilities for future books and I am here for them.  Sam and Grady will be a delicious read for another day.  But this book is about nerdy, hot bartender Levi and recently divorced Kenzie who quits her job and runs to the beautiful lake for the summer.  She needs to figure things out and figures them right in to the hot bartender’s bed…wiggle eyes.

The book is a jump through the summer where we are seeing scenes from Kenzie and her time with Levi, Sam, and her bestie Devin.  We see the start of something more with Levi which FREAKS Kenzie out.  She must make some decisions about her life and possible love before the end of the month.

I liked the novella and how it jumped through time.  We get to see the relationship develop and we see her building bonds with people which makes the thought of leaving tough.  I loved the end and the resolution and hope for more quick reads from the other side characters as well.

Britni Hill is a new adult and contemporary romance author. She spends her days as a hair stylist, and her nights with the characters in her head striving to write real, page turning romance.

Britni lives in Indiana where she was born and raised. She has a rescue pup she adores and an unhealthy love of binging on cheesy, teenage dramas. If she isn’t writing, she’s reading or watching horror flicks with her boyfriend.

#wotr #attendingauthor The Worst Thing I Could Do by Kristy Lee

Maddie is a driven F.B.I. forensic researcher following a detailed life plan, until divorce turns her world, and plan, upside down. In an attempt to get her life back, she begins a research project at North Branch Correctional Facility with the determination that the success of the project, and subsequent promotion, is all that she needs to be happy. Enter Jonah, her handsome but off-limits research subject, is serving a thirty-eight-year sentence for armed robbery and assault. Unable to keep herself from doing the worst thing she could do, falling in love with Jonah, Maddie’s life unravels, forcing her on an unexpected journey of self-discovery. Through love, loss, and one spontaneous trip, she must question her own assumptions about what makes for a happy life.

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57594044-the-worst-thing-i-could-do?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=woC96md58H&rank=9

Amazon  https://amzn.to/3bAHCt7

Review by Twinsie Dee

I bought this book and this my honest opinion

Maddie wants nothing more then to live life to her plan everything was going to plan married by a certain age, 2 kids by this age well her life going great until she finds herself getting a divorce and still no kids. But she has a great job with the F.B.I and was a part of a research project that had her in prison and talking to 3 violent criminals. 1 didn’t want to talk, number 2 wouldn’t stop talking and number 3 was gorgeous and she couldn’t help but risk her job and catch feelings for him. Now her job is gone, she fines herself in a spot she never seen in her life plan, but he has to do what she has to do. With a new pen pal with inmate number 3 Jonah, Maddie finds herself with a new look on life and not sure how the hell she is going to make it with lol the curveballs thrown her way tipping her world upside down. This was such a good book you cant help but feel for Maddie and her just wanting to be happy and live life again, its a great read and I’m glad i grabbed it.


I was born in Bangor, Maine. I attended the University of Maine in Presque Isle where I graduated with a BA in English. I spend as much time as I can with my family, and love my two boys more than anything in this world. I also have three adorable furrbabes (2 dogs and 1 cat). I have some amazing friends (you know who you are) and I spend a lot of time conversing with people online through games and other platforms. I have met many from all over the world this way. I am so incredibly thankful for the people in my life, because I am constantly inspired by their presence. You can either find me behind my phone, laptop, or pc — writing, texting, gaming, or playing silly Facebook games like candy crush ( I will win some day!).

If I were to be characterized, I would want to be described as a quirky romantic. That is why you will find romance in all of my books, with some suspense and drama and a little mind sorcery to make everything just a bit more quirk-minded.


#REVIEW – When She Returned by Lucinda Berry

One woman’s reappearance throws her family into turmoil, exposing dark secrets and the hidden, often devastating truth of family relationships.
Kate Bennett vanished from a parking lot eleven years ago, leaving behind her husband and young daughter. When she shows up at a Montana gas station, clutching an infant and screaming for help, investigators believe she may have been abducted by a cult.
Kate’s return flips her family’s world upside down—her husband is remarried, and her daughter barely remembers her. Kate herself doesn’t look or act like she did before.
While the family tries to help Kate reintegrate into society, they discover truths they’ve been hiding from each other about their own relationships. But they aren’t the only ones with secrets. As the family unravels what happened to Kate, a series of shocking revelations shows that Kate’s return is more sinister than any of them could have imagined.

So this is actually my first book ever by Lucinda and it definitely won’t be my last. I’ve become obsessed with this genre only just recently and am happy to have given it a chance.

We meet Kate. She’s happily married to an amazing man and they share a daughter together. She’s a journalist and ends up interviewing a local “cult” called “Love International”. Unfortunately for her, she ends up getting sucked into their cause and all they stand for.

We find out that Kate had actually been missing for eleven years. Of course Scott, her husband, moved on. His life with his new wife, quickly unravels when Kate suddenly shows back up after being gone for so many years.

While reading this book, I tried guessing what the why and how but I definitely never predicted the ending.

I find cults fascinating and terrifying both at the same time. Kate never stood a chance with Ray and his charismatic ways. You learn what she went through while being with them. What they all went through.

I think I would have loved to have seen some parts in Ray’s point of view but am happy none the less with how this book ended.

I felt for all of the characters in this book and how they deal with a woman who had been gone for so long and suddenly was back. There was something odd about Kate that I never trusted. But you’ll have to read this book to find out if my hunch was right or not.

#wotr #attendingauthor #novella #partofaseries Dash (Ariel Kimber 5.6) by Mary Martel

Dash Flynn always thought he was damaged beyond repair.

Both a mother and a grandmother who had wanted him to be born a female witch, growing up, he was nothing but a disappointment to those around him.

His father had fought for him as best as he could before he disappeared from Dash’s life, leaving him to grow up with the two women they both had hated most in this world.

Years later, Dash thinks his life is finally coming together.

He has his brothers, his coven, and his sweet angel, Ariel. Finally a woman in his life deserving of his love.

But is that enough?

Only time will tell.

Goodreads  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/50276537-dash

Amazon https://amzn.to/3fO9zkc

Review by Twinsie Dee

I bought this book and this my honest opinion

Oh Dash our loving, dark brooding, scared soul, ginger its his turn his story and I’m all for it. Dash is trying to find his place in life learning how to move on after the horrible house fire that took place at his cottage. Getting drunk and smashing shit with a sledgehammer, wasn’t the answer he was looking for, getting help from his brothers and Ariel would be the thing that helps him relax a bit, move on, and learn to realize that you can still have a memory without having a place to live where all horrible things happened to you. Ahh i jut over this novella Dash is just someone you want to hug and tell them everything is going to be ok.

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.

#WOTR21 #NewRelease #DualReview #Rockers- Slow Burn (Feverish #4) by Jade C. Jamison

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When Brian and Sophie meet, there’s spontaneous combustion.

Too bad they hate each other.

Fashion model Sophia Buckley has despised Brian Zimmer from the first time she heard him speak…and so, without even getting to know him, she plots revenge, executing her plan perfectly. Playing a groupie, she engages Brian in a steamy encounter, only to leave him high and dry.

Brian figures she’s simply the mayor of Crazy Town, vowing to forget the experience and move on.

Except she won’t let him because she keeps turning up in his life.

Despite Brian’s protests, the band’s manager forces Last Five Seconds to engage with this woman because she has an innate talent for stirring up drama. Throw in the paparazzi, and both she and the band get some much-needed publicity.

Forced together, Brian and Sophie find their feelings for one another growing.

But it would never work. They are oil and water, not yin and yang.

So why do they keep ending up in each other’s life? In each other’s bed?

When Sophie cuts Brian to the quick in a very public way, he finds the fuel to walk away for good. But will he really be able to stay away?


Review by Twinsie Melinda

Received a copy of this book for an honest review.

So excited to see Last Five Seconds.  I so missed these guys, really Jet/Clay is still my favorite and loved seeing him. This one is about Brian Zimmer and a model Sophia.  Talk about taking a roller coaster ride with these two.

Sophia was on a mission to teach Brian a lesson. Brian and Sophia did not get along but his manager makes it so she is seen with him to increase the bands publicity.  These two did not get along at all but they keep getting tossed together.  They soon realize that Brian’s manager could be right and any press good or bad could be good for both of their carriers.

Once these two started spending time together the fireworks starting filling the sky.  Man does Brian know how to bring on the heat. I enjoyed this story and love all these guys.  It took me a bit to warm up to Sophia but she really shined by the end. I loved the little teaser at the end now I’m so excited for the next book.

A favorite quote:

Brian knew he’d just scored major points here. Maybe now they could move past their distrust and anger. If nothing else, at least he knew one part of her loved him – and that one part she had little control over. Brian’s job now would be to win her entire heart.

Review by Twinsie Angie

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

Brian!!  I fell in crazy love with you in this series.  When you got married to Kyle in The Vagabond series. I was a little sad because she was not the right person for you.  Don’t get me wrong..we loved her but not with you.  I was a smidge worried about you but was so excited you finally got your HEA.

When I opened the book and read the first chapter I was hooked.  I mean turning hate to love is a tough road and after the way Sophia treated him….I was loving it.  Sorry Brian but I was.  She GOT YOU DUDE!!

Brian and Sophia meet up again and sparks FLY.  Seems they are so compatible they combust at each turn. Even when they want to apologize, they end up fighting. The couple soon realize negative press is good for business.  With the guy’s album sales sluggish and reviews not being so kind plus Sophia realizes that this is great for booking gigs…they continue the ruse.  However, the ruse soon blows up in their faces when there are soon hiding real feelings.

I love Brian like I said before and getting to know more about “him” and why he is the jokester and funny guy made me love him even more.  Sophia is like any struggling model and soon she realizes that maybe she wants more out of life then just being a pretty face.  Law isn’t her passion but what she wants she doesn’t know but she needs Brian by her side to complete her life.

I enjoyed the story plus seeing all the other couples but reading the chapter for the next book had my heart all kinds of excited for what is to come!!!

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.

#WOTR21 #audio #review #football – Encroachment, Love by the Yard Volume #1 by Michel Prince, Narration by Logan McAllister

Encroachment: Book 5 of The Love By the Yard Series by [Michel Prince]

Warning: For Mature Adult Audiences 18+. Contains language and actions some may deem offensive. Sexually explicit content. MF
In book five of Love by the Yard: When Chicago Grizzlies’ defensive end, Declan Parker, has a career making play—it never crosses his mind it could be his last one on the field. But once Deck is rushed to the trauma unit at a local emergency room, the play turns out to be only one of the changes to affect his life.
Cardiothoracic surgical resident, Dr. Leeda “Lee-Lee” Jackson, scoffed when she was called in for an orthopedic case. Only the EKG told her the patient had more going on than a broken leg. Staring down at the patient struggling for air, she couldn’t help seeing her brother, Xavier. Determined to do whatever she could to get the man back on the field, Lee-Lee sets out to do what she does best.
Declan knows if his full condition is released to the Grizzlies, everything he’s ever worked toward will be lost. Not ready to put that part of his life away, he plans to do whatever it takes, and the sexy doctor is the first step.
In football, if you’re not cheating—you’re not trying. An encroachment penalty is only a five yard penalty if you get caught. However, what’s going on between the doctor and patient, could cost Declan and Lee-Lee everything they have achieved in life.
Is their attraction more than a passing flirtation? Or will more than one heart need repaired when it is over?


Review by Twinsie Angie

I purchased the book/audio whisper snyc off Amazon.

Ok so the narration for this book is yet again amazing.  Logan is the best at his job.  I admit I am being super picky with my male narration voices anymore.  Logan has crept his way to the top for me.  He does a great job varying voices for the characters and what I love the most, his female voices don’t sound squeaky and high pitched.

Lee-Lee…sis!!  You know I fell in love with your sassy fire attitude in your brothers’ book and now I get to see you up close and personal.  Lee-Lee has been under plastic bubble wrap from her overprotective but ever-loving brother.  He makes sure to chase ALL THE BOYS away but when Declan comes around, this MAN will not be swayed.

Declan is living life as a Grizzle when a broken ankle takes him to the ER.  When the sex doctor rolls in he is stunned that she is also super smart.  This is just the kind of women he can get on board with.  Then he realizes she hold his career in his hand so he was a total DB and thought he would wine and dine the doctor to get releases.  When he starts to love her, he is just as floored as the rest of the crew that he fell in love.

Lee-Lee has a plan.  She has a goal.  Yes Declan checks off the boxes but she will not be swayed away form her dream job at the dream hospital.  Thankfully, Declan makes her realize she can have more then just a career and have it with him if she just takes a chance.

The story begins to unfold, and a few issues get in the couple’s way like a jealous rival for her affection, a job change, and miscommunication.  I gotta say I loved how everything ended and how she was able to kick Declan’s older brother’s butt in to gear!    But now my eye is on Declan’s other brother for what life holds for him!!

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.

#MCRomance #PartOfASeries #ThrowbackFavorite —Greyson (Hell’s Harlem book 1) by: J.M. Walker

Confusion. Lust. Fear. Passion.

It started the moment she passed out in my arms.

Seduction. Vile. Depraved. Desire.

She couldn’t remember her past but looked to me like I was her future.

My walls were built. My heart was cold. My emotions vacant.

After being alone for five years with only my motorcycle club at my side, she was who I had been searching for. The one I had needed all along to light up the darkness surrounding my life. Just when I thought I had her, just when I thought I could finally allow myself that happiness I didn’t think I deserved. She was ripped from my hands…



Review by Twinsie Tenise

Could you imagine waking up and having no memory of who you are or where you came from? Or, wondering why the only person you feel comfortable around, is someone you have never met?
This book had me guessing from the beginning and had me reading faster just to see if it was going to end like I wanted it to.
Greyson is- by far- one of my favorite MC books! The Hero is sexy as sin, a bad boy with a little bit of a soft side. The heroine is a little spitfire! Not afraid in the least to tell it like it is. I even loved some of the supporting characters, the fellow members of the Hell’s Harlem Motorcycle Club. I really hope some of them get books, too, because I need MORE!

About J.M. Walker

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

Find me: https://linktr.ee/authorjmwalker

Professional Inquiries:
I am represented by SBR Media. For inquiries regarding foreign rights, audio, and other media outlets, please contact Stephanie Phillips.



#AllTheFeels #TwinsieTeniseTopFav —For All the Evers by Debra Anastasia

Fallen Billow should be in college like most of her friends, but instead she’s raising her brother and working as a housekeeper at a vintage local hotel. It’s back-breaking work, but not nearly as challenging as fending off unwanted advances from the hotel’s owner. Thomas McHugh is fighting for our country, across the globe and decades before Fallen Billow was even born. So there’s no way they’re soul mates. There’s no way he can be desperate to see her, hold her, kiss her. Except there is. Is it a dream when he inks his name on her skin? Is it a delusion when she puts her hands on his face and says she loves him? Nothing has ever felt more real.

Fate has etched paths for Thomas and Fallen that even time cannot touch. A Purple Heart proclaims Thomas’ valor and bravery. And his death. But Fallen dares to dream of the impossible. She wants Thomas to stay. Just stay. A tribute to all who have served our country, this novel honors the impossible beauty of love and the endless power of hope. Come open your heart and celebrate the many facets of bravery with Fallen and Thomas.



Review by Twinsie Tenise

I’m still reeling from this one. For all the Evers is an absolutely beautiful story. It has everything I love in a good romance book; a loveable Hero, a non annoying- completely independent heroine, and a downright horrible villain. I never wanted it to end. It was one of those rare books where I wish I could give more than a 5 star rating. I laughed, I cried, and I still have chills from the end- great job Debra Anastasia!

About Debra Anastasia

Debra creates pretend people in her head and paints them on the giant, beautiful canvas of your imagination. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in political science and writes new adult angst and romantic comedies. She lives in Maryland with her husband and two amazing children. She doesn’t trust mannequins, but does trust bears.