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#WOTR – Love’s Prelude: A multi-genre set of historical romances. @WritersonRiver


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Love’s Prelude: A multi-genre set of historical romances that begin a series.

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In this stunning set, an amazing cast of BESTSELLING and AWARD WINNING AUTHORS bring a prelude to an epic love story, the beginning of one of their series. These love stories begin on the Highlands, in Regency England, on the Great Plains of America, and beyond but each will start a love story that begs to be finished.

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Seed of Love by Tammy Andresen

Regina Lafayette had done as she was told her entire life. Does she dare to take a chance and find out if she can have more than she ever imagined?
A Flawed Jewel by Dawn Brower

Pieretta boards a ship, unaware that Thor is waiting to kidnap her for revenge against her grandfather. Will love intervene, altering both their courses?
Chef’s Mail Order Bride by Cindy Caldwell

Read the book that started it all, first in the Wild West Frontier Brides series set in Tombstone, Arizona in the 1880s.
Love’s Imposters: The Setup by Maggie Dallen

In the high stakes world of espionage, falling for one’s partner might just be the biggest danger of all in this fast-paced Regency romance.
Loving Lieutenant Douglas by Barbara Devlin

Take a trip back in time, to 1785, when Horatio Nelson was a new captain. It is the Age of Sail, England is on the brink of war with France, and Royal Navy First Lieutenant Mark Douglas is not looking for a wife.
Howard Haskell Takes a Bride by Merry Farmer

A historical western never before published
Gold Rush Brides by Cassie Hayes

The GOLD RUSH BRIDES is a series of stand-alone clean historical western romances that will warm your heart.
Little Red by Caroline Lee

She’s gone over the river and through the woods, but who will protect her from the Big Bad Wolf?
Scandalous Endeavors by Amanda Mariel

A determined heroine, a Scottish duke, and a scandal.

Lady Amelia’s willing to create a scandal to stay in her beloved England. A Scottish duke ignites her passion, but will she abandon her endeavor for love?
Beauty and the Highlander by Hildie McQueen

Discover this wonderful, compelling Scottish medieval romance that will transport you to the beautiful Highlands into a spellbinding page turning love story.
Emma, Mail-order Brides Club by Ashley Merrick

A Sweet and Clean Western Historical Romance about Mail-Order Brides set in Montana.
Conquered by Kirsten Osbourne

Christiana and her two sisters, women of power in medieval Europe, are left alone to defend their family’s home when Duke William of Normandy invades England in 1066.
The Viscount’s Christmas Temptation by Erica Ridley

Enjoy the laugh-out-loud first book in USA Today bestselling author Erica Ridley’s new Dukes of War regency romance series!
Love’s Prisoner by Laura Stapleton

A never before published historical western.



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Dawn Brower

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Cindy Caldwell

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Maggie Dallen

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Barbara Devlin

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Merry Farmer

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Cassie Hayes

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Caroline Lee

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Amanda Mariel

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Hildie McQueen

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Ashley Merrick

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Kirsten Osbourne

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Erica Ridley

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Laura Stapleton

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#ReleaseDay – The Resurrection of Ryan by Kris Hack

Title: the
Resurrection of Ryan

Series: Ascent Book 3
Author: Kris Hack
Cover Designer: Mae I
I thought I could continue to ignore the… talents my friends and the love of my life possess. I couldn’t. It all became too much when we moved to the compound and they were able to use them freely. I wasn’t able to handle it and now I’m on my own. The gate to Hell has been opened and demons have invaded the earth. Luckily, the portal to the underworld is small and considering the population, few have stepped foot on earth’s soil. The demons are after what I have but I can’t let them take him. He’s all I have left.
Ryan is gone. She left me. Said it was too much. She couldn’t handle all of the strange things or the nightly battles against the demons. She needed out and I let her go. Or so she thinks. I sent my best man to keep an eye on her and keep her safe. She holds the very thing I love most and I won’t let the demons have them. I would fight the Devil himself to keep her in my arms and I am determined to win.





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Kris Hack grew up in Texas
and continues to reside there with her husband and their two fur-babies, a
chi-weenie named Sara and a Labrador-Retriever named Max. She is a full time
student hoping to get a degree to help her with her writing career.
As an adult she became an
avid reader and always seemed to have her own story to tell. She always had a
knack for the creative side and found an outlet she loved in writing. Finally,
she took the leap and wrote, and wrote, and wrote, until she laid her heart and
soul into writing and told her story.
Kris Hack is the author of
the Ascent Series. Her first published novel is The Ascension of Laney, a New
Adult Paranormal Romance.
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#release #review #WOTR #Charity- ‘Incompatibly Yours’ Boxed Set


Teresa Gabelman

Authors: A.C. Bextor, Teresa Gabelman, S.R. Grey & Nina Levine
Book Title: Incompatibly Yours: A Fertility Research Charity Anthology
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date:  April 23rd
Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing
Hot Tree Publishing has teamed up with four amazing New York Times, USA Today & Amazon best-selling authors to bring to you four incredible romance stories.
The talented authors have produced new stories especially for our fertility research charity anthology, Incompatibly Yours.
100 % of the profits from the sales of this stunning anthology will be donated to fertility research and support charities and organizations. 

For years, Ryleigh has ignored her heart’s desire and its ache for the man she’s always wanted. Since coming home after years of being away, she discovers her love for him hasn’t changed. The only problem is she’s no longer the girl she once was.
Committing her life to teaching the blind, Julie Daniels doesn’t expect cowboy Clay Marshall to turn to her for help. As their worlds collide, Clay and Julie discover they have to rely on blind faith to find their own slice of happiness.


Shy girl Brooks Happ wants nothing more than for her first kiss to come from someone who’s her complete opposite, Confident Sebastian Kain fits the bill. Problem is, the world won’t cooperate. Time and time again, Brooks’s first kiss is interrupted. A cute, funny romantic comedy sure to make you laugh.


Juliette Taylor never saw Tanner Brady coming and as much as she swears he’s all kinds of wrong for her and that she wants nothing to do with him, he’s out to show her otherwise. Never in a million years did she think a laid-back tattoo artist could be the man for her, but he’s determined to show her that she’s his kind of crazy.
angies review
I received this book from the publisher for an honest review.
I took this book because I love Teresa Gabelman and all of her stories. So of course it was a no brainer for me to read this novella. Then when I looked at the other stories I noticed an author that is attending a signing I am going to would be there as well…double score
Each of these stories are a fun look at the authors and their writing style. I loved Teresa’s story about the Blind Man whose older brother hooks him up with a teacher. It was super funny which is you know her stuff you know writes humor so very well. The teacher and old brother have an instant chemistry and the couple are trying to figure out what the heck is happening between them.
AC Bextor’s story was really angsty so I couldn’t put it down!! The girl who loves the bad boy but agrees to marry the “good boy” brother….oh man, did I wanna throat punch her liker her best friend, Kate and even mom wanted to do to her!! LOL
SR Grey’s book was kinda funny. The girl and her camp roommate’s brother are attracted to each other. They have many “close calls” that stop them from kissing. I laughed at the time the boy dropped acorns on their heads from a tree….LOL I mean it was super funny and I enjoyed reading this story as well. I liked the YA vibe of the book.
Nina Levine’s book has my tattooed hottie heart a pumping. When the girl is attracted to a man whom she assumes is her bosses boyfriend. She is flipping out but when she finds out its her brother…oy vey!!! I laughed at her lack of ability to rock her hot heels as did he. The banter and chemistry of the two were a good giggle to keep me reading for sure!!
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#review- Dirty by Kylie Scott

Dirty (Dive Bar, #1)


The last thing Vaughan Hewson expects to find when he returns to his childhood home is a broken hearted bride in his shower, let alone the drama and chaos that comes with her.

Lydia Green doesn’t know whether to burn down the church or sit and cry in a corner. Discovering the love of your life is having an affair on your wedding day is bad enough. Finding out it’s with his best man is another thing all together. She narrowly escapes tying the knot and meets Vaughan only hours later.

Vaughan is the exact opposite of the picture perfect, respected businessman she thought she’d marry. This former musician-turned-bartender is rough around the edges and unsettled. But she already tried Mr. Right and discovered he’s all wrong-maybe it’s time to give Mr. Right Now a chance.

After all, what’s wrong with getting dirty?



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angies review

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

I look forward to a lot of authors and their new releases and Kylie has been one of my favorites.  I was super exited to read her new series after waving good bye to the Stage Dive guys last year.  When we were introduced to Vaughan, I was super excited to see more of him and get his story.  We know that his band breaks up after the tours over and I wondered what was up with him.  Well, Poor Vaughan comes home to a hot mess!!

The story begins with Lydia finding out some stuff about her fiancée literally minutes before walking down the aisle.  So what does any self-respecting woman do….she runs and flings herself over the fence to hide in Vaughan’s house.  She is very surprised when he comes in and finds her there.  Their #CrazyAtFirstSight story them begins.

Lydia and Vaughan have a crazy “I get you” vibe.  They each understand the cray of the other person and that makes an attraction grow…well that and her amazing boobs, hey that is what Vaughan says anyway!!  Vaughan is there when Lydia is dealing with her ex and his family. Then Lydia is there to help him with his family and their bar.  The have a lot of other drama/crazy to deal with and then they find themselves finding trust in the other when the last thing they should be doing is trusting anyone.

I liked the story and giggled a few times but I did feel a bit of a disconnect in the beginning of the story and at times I thought the story was developing slowly but a bit over the top??  Does that make sense???

I did enjoy seeing Vaughan, meeting his sister and the bar employees.  I can’t wait for Twist to come out next year.

Melinda's Review

I received a copy of this book via netgalley for an honest review.

I love Kylie Scott’s work and Stage Dive Series is one of my favorites. I was supper excited when I found out Vaughan was the next book in this new series. I was stoked we were going to get to learn more about him.

This starts off with Lydia about to get married when she finds out the truth about her fiancée. Lydia freaks out and runs only to find herself breaking into a strangers bathroom window trying to get away. Next thing she knows she is a mess cuddled in the tub looking up at a massive man.

Vaughan is taken back by seeing this crazy broken woman in his tub. But there is something there between them or maybe it’s just her boobs at first. They both have drama they are trying to deal with. However, Vaughan tries to help her out and in turn she decides to help Vaughan’s family by helping out at the bar.

I so loved seeing Mal he was a great high point. I wish we could have gotten more of Lydia’s background from pre fiancée days because I really didn’t connect to her and with her strong personality toward the end I think I could have. However, I enjoyed meeting Nell, Boyd, Erica and even Pat and Joe. I cannot wait to see and learn more about these guys.  Now to wait for TWIST to come out.

about the author

Kylie is a long time fan of erotic love stories and B-grade horror films. She demands a happy ending and if blood and carnage occur along the way then all the better. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and one delightful husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet.

Kylie is represented by Amy Tannenbaum at the Jane Rotrosen Agency, New York.

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Twinsie of the Day Review for Sandrine Gasq Dion

Today we have a very special guest!  Kathy Sepanski is going a review for Sandrine Gasq Dion.

Kathy was the winner of the Kindle Fire during our MM March Madness!  She was very excited about winning and wanted to share her feelings and thoughts for some of her favorite books.

Welcome Kathy!!!  and here’s your tiara for the day!

Twinsie for the Day

Kathy Sepanski



I don’t remember what got me to read one of Sandrine’s books, but after one, I was a total goner.  To the point that on a cruise one year, all I read was her books.

From the “Assassin Shifter” series to the “Santorno’s”.  Love love love. Mateo and Riley and the purple Hippo, and the Youngblood family that keeps growing.
Then came the rockers,  “The Rock Series” was, is so much fun and I am so glad it went with audible.  I purchased the audible as soon as  I could.  And with the introduction of this group of books she introduced me to another M/M author…Ann Lister.  What fun, the mixing of the Rockers!!  I also love how Sandrine has combined the Olympians with the Shifters and how she always has a positive in a world that could be a total negative.  She is not naive or too
syrupy with her books (which is a plus in my opinion).  Sandrine does portray life and its ups and downs and even the evil.  I do love how she brings in the good, and communication into her characters.  I could go on for hours or days, but the simple truth is, read one of Sandrine Gasq Dion’s books ( Start at the Beginning, that’s best) and get hooked.

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#Title&BlurbReveal – Just Once by Rebecca Brooke



Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 19
A chance encounter changes everything.
After the loss of his closest friend, and with a scheduled deployment closing in, the last thing Army Ranger Colin Dunham wants is to start any new relationship. But Joey, with her gorgeous eyes and blunt honesty, grabs Colin’s attention from the moment he catches her watching him from across the bar. He knows one night is all they can have. This mysteriously addictive girl ends up taking over every one of his dreams and nightmares, though, crossing the line of another night he’d rather forget.
As dreams become reality, Colin steps in to protect Joey from a threat he never imagined. And when tables turn, it’s Joey who must protect him.
Circumstances are never what they seem.
Can just one night lead them to the other side of heartache?
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About the Author
Rebecca a New Jersey native has had a passion for reading all of her life. No matter the genre, turning her dreams into stories for her readers to treasure is more than she could ask for. She lives with her family wishing every day could be spent in the summer sun.
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#ReleaseDay #Giveaway – My Russian Nightmare by Danielle Sibarium @DanielleSibarium

Russian Nightmare Full


I was stolen from my brother’s bedside by bad men with evil intentions. Tall, dark, and terrifying, Dimitri stands out. He shows tenderness and kindness that the other members of the Russian mob seem incapable of.

There’s something familiar and comforting about him. Something that draws me in. I feel safe when he’s near and long to feel his protective arms around me. The more time I spend with him, the more of my heart he steals and the harder it is for me to fight my attraction to him

I want to trust him, to believe he’ll keep me safe, but secrets begin to surface. Secrets with deadly consequences. Dark secrets that have been following us both for years.

Trusting him threatens to break me. Not trusting him threatens to kill me.

No matter what I choose, my life will never be the same.

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#WOTR #Review – Everybody’s After Love by Lyssa Layne @layne_lyssa @WritersonRiver


Everybody's After Love


Jules Rossi’s world is about to be turned upside down when her big brother, Paulie, announces his engagement. Having been raised by her brother after their parents died, she’s used to him being her knight in shining armor and isn’t ready to share him with anyone else.

Throughout all the wedding festivities, Jules’ path continues to cross with Paulie’s future brother-in-law, Bentley Ladner. Bentley soon begins to take on Paulie’s role in Jules’ life, which neither of the Rossi siblings is too sure about. Can Jules cope with the secrets Bentley is keeping? Or will she lose his support when she finally decides to give love a chance?



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

I took this book without even knowing what it was about…yeah that is how I roll some days!! LOL  I just saw that the author needed some reviews plus I had the time…sooooo….I sat down to read it.

I gotta say, The angst of this book……..OMG SOOO GOOD!!  I mean Bentley (Love the name tbh) and Julianna are super hot…combustable hot.  When Jules learns that her older brother/adoptive brother is getting married she is less than thrilled.  She HATES this future Mrs. Rossi with a passion.  The beginning of the story Jules is pretty self-centered in that she doesn’t realize how needy she is with her brother but given their history it’s an understandable need.  She is trying, unsuccessfully, to be nice to the Barbie fiancée when she meets her brother….Bentley AKA Bent or much cuter Benny.  The two have an instant chemistry.

Initially Bentley just wants to meet this woman who is causing his sister so much distress.  He is curious about what makes her tick.  When they end up spending time together, he can’t stop being drawn to her.  Pretty soon their “friendship” is more than just friends. …but they can’t be more then friends can they??

When we see Jules letting her guard down, I was super excited but then I was tapping Bent asking him when he is gonna spill the beans about Emmy…..I mean I kinda figured one of the secrets and we knew another but it’s never a good idea to withhold the whole truth dude!!

When Bentley and Jules decide to step up this relationship and then the wedding happens, my heart was all over the place….Happy and then devastated!!  I felt the hurt that Jules felt and I understood Bentley reasoning but but but…my heart was still a mess!!

I gotta say, for a book I had ZERO CLUE about I am super excited I took book.  It was a great read and I kinda am curious about the 2nd book about one of the other “brothers” of Jules, Smitty!!!

about the author

Lyssa Layne is first, and foremost, the proud momma to her precious daughter, AR. In addition to working full-time and being a mommy to AR, she is also an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, a runner, blogger, and an infertility survivor.

Having watched one too many medical dramas and being inspired by author Rachelle Ayala, who introduced her to the world of indie writing, Lyssa decided to try her hand at writing a romance story. Her attempt turned into the Burning Lovesick series. You can find Lyssa’s own interests throughout her stories although all stories are fictional.

You can visit Lyssa’s writing blog athttp://www.authorlyssalayne.blogspot.comYou can also follow her on Twitter @layne_lyssa or check out her Facebook page at

Feel free to contact her regarding blog reviews, giveaways, or blog book tours Happy reading!


#Review #ReleaseDay – Craving Justice by Fiona Archer

Craving Justice (Sons of Sydney #1)


Four Aussies in Seattle
Once brothers
Now strangers
As an unseen enemy takes aim
Four must stand as one for Justice to survive.

A man branded by his past

Seth Justice is tall, daring and dangerous. The former street kid from Sydney owns a thriving technology company in Seattle. But he has bigger goals―or should that be ghosts?―that drive him harder. On the verge of selling his business for a fortune, he’s celebrating when Harper Fox, daughter of the buyer, tumbles into his arms. The curvy café owner enchants him with her sassy personality. Soon they move from easy banter to a night of passion that reveals a sweet vulnerability in the soft-hearted woman.

A woman determined to control her future

After a lifetime of her domineering father’s scorn and rejection, Harper dances to her own beat. She has her café and surrounds herself with a chosen family of her eccentric staff and close friends. While she’s mostly content… her heart aches for more. But Harper has been burned before and doesn’t trust easily. That is, until a man with a panty-melting Aussie accent and a commanding stare entices her to take a chance—on him. When Seth takes charge in the bedroom and ties her control in knots, he awakens a need in Harper that leaves her hungry for more.

A new beginning worth fighting for

When an unseen enemy attacks the new life Seth and his brothers have built, the ensuing disaster tests not only his developing relationship with Harper, but also threatens to sever the last remaining bonds with his brothers. As Seth struggles to protect everything and everyone he loves, he has to determine if Harper is his enemy’s target—or accomplice.



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

I am a huge fan of Fiona’s other series so when she mentioned this new series, I jumped.  I love her writing style and the way she can weave a great suspense/thriller plot while making you fall in love with the flawed alpha male. This alpha with many flaws was Mr. Seth Justice. He was a street thug who has a street family.  They come to the rescue of an American and BOOM life changed forever.  He is taken in and adopted. The street thug becomes rich and successful.

The story begins with our Seth and his American brother Dillon setting up to sell their new business to a gentleman. When they go to celebrate a beautiful but clumsy woman literally falls into his arms…..enter our heroine Harper.  Well turns out she is the business man’s black sheep daughter.

The chemistry and connection between Harper and Seth is up front and center right from the beginning.  They hit it off and begin dating but then hit a snafu when an online cyber-attack hits him, his brothers and Seth’s new lady interest Harper, the Aussie goes full Alpha protecting what is his.

I loved Loved Loved Harpers Sassy spirit.  I loved how she never backed down to Seth even when things are said in a heated moment.  I loved Seth’s brothers and their bond.  They looked out for each other on the streets when they had nothing and continue when they have everything to lose.  OMG Seth……DROOL…..where is this man in RL???  LOL  He is the perfect mix of brooding, sexy, commanding, thoughtful and loving.

I was loving the plot and the “who is the hacker?” theme.  The ending of the story flew and I couldn’t put the book down. I thought I knew the “bad guy”  SEVERAL TIMES and was like NO WAY when the ending was revealed….I cannot wait for more from this series.  I am gonna tell ya…Adam, yeah I REALLY want to read his story and I hope Hope Hope it’s with Jinx!!!  Fingers Crosses!!

about the author

I live in the sunny environs of Sydney, Australia, and share a house with my dog, Letty. Oh, and the flock of cockatoos that take over the back yard each afternoon, demanding their feed of Arnott’s Milk Arrowroot Biscuits. Things get a little noisy around 3.00pm in our household.

My love of romance started back when I was twelve and my mum’s stash of Mills and Boon novels proved too much of a temptation. At fifteen, I decided the life of a romance writer was for me. Some…ah…years later, I’ve clawed together enough gumption to make my dream a reality.

When not sitting in front of the computer, I can be found in the garden or enthralled watching a murder mystery DVD. I limit myself to reading other authors’ work between writing my own stories. Books are my ‘shiny’ distractions.

Incite – Heather C. Leigh – Audible Review


Incite: Adam

Spheres of Irony – Book 1

Heather C. Leigh

Adam Reynolds wants to make music. It’s his only chance to escape London’s most dangerous borough.
Naïve Ellie Palmer moves from a posh flat to the rough side of town. She only has to hear Adam sing once and she knows he’s destined for greatness.
When Adam prevents Ellie from becoming the victim of a horrific sexual assault, they discover something that two teenagers never thought they would find in such a depressing place. Each other.

***This is a standalone novel in the Sphere of Irony Series***

***This book contains graphic abuse, loads of British slang, and a drama that plays out from London to Los Angeles.***

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Brenda’s Review

I received this Audible in exchange for an honest review.

I LOVE AUDIBLES!!!  I listen in the car to and from work (after I drop my kiddos off).  So it’s only about 10 minutes at a time.  It sometimes takes me a while to finish one.

I was immediately captured by the cover!  Wow!  He’s Hot!  The character’s name is Adam and he TOTALLY looks like Adam Levine!!  and hot can that get any hotter……. he has a British accent!  YEP!

Loved the voices for Adam and Ellie!

It did take me a bit to get used to the voices and their phrases.  I didn’t understand a few of them.  But I got the idea of them, usually.

The beginning of the story was a little slow for me.  I was anxious for Adam and Ellie to get together.  They both had rough childhoods and overcame a lot of tragedy.  They are very young to start the story, but soon the story goes to several years later.  I was a lot more comfortable with that.

You will love and get frustrated with both Adam and Ellie.  You want to yell at them at times (I actually did….many times – remember, I listen in the car, so I yelled at my dashboard a lot.  I’m sure that  people were laughing at me at the red lights, but I don’t care!  lol)

You will also love Dax. I really hope that the next book is about him.

Back to Adam and Ellie….. after many years of back and forth and miscommunications and heartache and grieving and, well you get my point…. You will get your Happily Ever After.

Well worth a listen on Audible.

author bio

Heather C. Leigh

I am a reader first and foremost, that’s what led me to begin writing down all of the stories crammed into my head.

I like to write about the dark side of fame and how it truly affects those living in the fishbowl of today’s celebrity-obsessed culture. And if you haven’t noticed, I LOVE writing about sexy fighters. I also write M/M as Leigh Carman, my first book will be out mid 2016 with Dreamspinner Press.

After growing up in New England, I currently live outside of Atlanta, GA with my husband and two children.

When I’m not spinning tales of the rich and famous, I’m a full time procrastinator. I love chocolate, dogs with squished in faces, and the Boston Red Sox.

Go to for more information or if you have ANY questions. I respond to all fans personally.