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#WOTR18 #Review #UglyCry #SeondChance – Don’t be Afraid by CA Harms

Don't Be Afraid

Have you ever looked at someone and just knew,
knew that they were put in your life for a reason?
The one person that would be not only your best friend,
but would be your absolute everything?
That’s how I felt the first time I saw him.

That one day when a few little words changed our entire lives forever…

Don’t be Afraid, he said.
Life can change so quickly.
One moment you can be smiling and feeling as if you’re walking on clouds and the next, everything you love, everything you treasure crumbles at your feet.

I told him to fight, I told him I needed him.
We needed him.
But there are just some fights that can’t be won…

He was my angel then, and he’s still my angel now.
In a way, I believe he’s still looking out for us, giving us a future.
Sometimes it’s as if I can still feel his presence,
guiding us and keeping us safe.

So, I won’t be Afraid.
I’ll live. I’ll fight.
It’s what he would have wanted.

I’ll do it for him…

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Don’t Be Afraid by CA Harms

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I don’t know if I will be able to get through this review without stopping to blow my nose or wipe the streams of flowing tears from my eyes.  Sweet Baby Jesus I am completely destroyed in the most beautiful of ways.

This book is such a simple idea but CA writes it with such depth of emotion if you don’t cry you must be a heartless person!  LOL  The story is all about love.  Pure and simple love.  The love of a man and wife.  The love of 2 brothers willing to do for each other and their family.  The story is about what happens when one person loses the love of their life or the person they consider to be their brother.  How do the remaining two continue on without their missing link plus what happens when feelings begin to develop between the remaining people?

Sawyer has had a sad life and when she meets Pat everything clicks for her.  She seems to have a golden life with the man of her dreams.  When Cancer tears her happily ever after apart she learns to lean on Gage.  Gage and Pat have grown up together and are brothers.  When Pat asks Gage to watch out for his family. Gage does it because his feels Sawyer is his family too.

The story has me sobbing through most of the beginning of the book.  Chapters 14 and 21 had me a hot mess so be warned!!  But as the middle to end of the story is being told we are facing life without our Rock Pat but also looking to Gage for MORE.  The end of the book throws a few amazing scenes that made my dried eyes begin to leak full force again.

The emotion and depth of story totally knocked me for a loop.  I was stunned at how well CA Captured the emotion of each character in the story.  The anger Pat felt.  The sadness Sawyer felt, and the guilt Gage felt.   Such a raw and emotionally gritty story this book is intense so be ready with the tissue.  Be ready to have some Tylenol to help with the raging headache you will have from the snot sobbing tears you will be shedding!!

C.A. Harms is a lover of HEA stories, mixed with a little heat and drama make it perfect. She needs some excitement, some angst, and moments that make her fan her face are always good too. She’s an Illinois girl, born and raised. Simple and true, it honestly doesn’t take much to make her happy. She loves the little things; they truly mean the most. She may have a slight addiction to her Keurig—oh my, that thing is a godsend. And so fast too. She is the mother of two children who truly are her very best friends, and their faces never fail to put a smile on her face. She has been married to her husband for eighteen years, and looks forward to many more. Even after all these years he is still able to make her heart skip a beat.
She is one of those authors that adores her fans and loves to hear from them. After all, it is because of each one of you that she continues to write.
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#WOTR18 #ReleaseDay #Review – More to Love (A Perfect Fit #3) by Alison Bliss

More to Love (A Perfect Fit) by [Bliss, Alison]

This laugh-out-loud romantic comedy proves that, when enemies become lovers, all bets are off!

Jessa Gibson may be new in the little town of Granite, Texas, but in no time at all her gourmet food truck business is booming. Soon she’ll have enough money to open the restaurant of her dreams. But first, she’ll have to appease the hot local health inspector, no matter how strange his “violations” sound to her. No pink plastic gloves? Really?

Max Hager isn’t exactly who he says he is. Pretending to be a health inspector is a (mostly) innocent mistake. A mistake made way worse by Max’s immediate, electrifying attraction to the curvy, sexy, redheaded chef. Throw in a whole lot of lust, and things in Jessa’s little kitchen are about to really start heating up. But can Max find a way to come clean with Jessa before his little deception turns into a recipe for disaster?

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Jess and Max!!  This book was a great addition to the series.  I loved that we got to see our old friends but also got to fall for new characters.

Max is down right pissy that this new food truck is taking business away from his fav mom and pop restaurant.  So, he decided to play a trick on the bull-headed owner which ends up biting him in the butt when the feisty and hot owner happens to be a woman.  A woman who takes all his crap code violations and goes with it.

Jess is annoyed by confused by the new health inspector.  Is he hitting on me???  No way but I think he is but what?????  Hello conflict of interest!!!

Max’s little lie ends up causing quite a problem for the couple because he doesn’t come clean with her until it’s a bit too late.  Feelings are very involved between the two characters and Jess is really hurt about being lied too.

I loved the story and it flowed so easy.  I sat and devoured this book in one sitting.  As with all of Alison’s books I laughed at the characters and I also yelled at the characters.  But all in all I love the love story each character goes through to find their one true person.

As the youngest of five girls, Alison Bliss has never turned down a challenge…or been called by the right name. Her writing career may have started out as a dare by one of her sisters, but Alison hasn’t put her pen down since.

She grew up on a small island off the Texas Gulf Coast, where most of her childhood vacations consisted of camping or hunting trips to the deer lease. Although she’ll always be a Texan at heart, Alison currently resides in the Midwest with her Iowa farm-boy husband and their two sons. With so much testosterone in her home, it’s no wonder she writes “girl books.”

She’s an animal lover, a closet video game enthusiast, and believes the best way to know if someone is your soul mate is by canoeing with them because if you both make it back alive, it’s obviously meant to be. Alison’s an avid romance reader who enjoys penning the type of books she loves to read most: fun, steamy love stories with heart, heat, laughter, and usually a cowboy or two. As she calls it, “Romance…with a sense of humor.”

To learn more about Alison Bliss, visit her website at www.AuthorAlisonBliss.com, where you can sign up for her newsletter to keep up with her latest book news. You can also email her at authoralisonbliss@hotmail.com or connect with her on social media.

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#NewRelease #Review #TwinsieForTheDayBecky – Fallen for Shame – by Anna Edwards @Anna__Edwards

Fallen For Shame

Teagan Holland left her old pack under a cloud of prejudice. Her breed, an Asiatic wild dog, considered nothing but vermin. But as the Glacial Blood Pack are about to find out she is one the kindest people they will ever meet. The accident prone dog also has a strength within her that will be needed to help stave off the now homeless Nuka Lincoln’s attempts at revenge. Will she regret taking this job?

Tyler Quinn has been a fighter for the pack since he was eighteen. He is mysterious, and nobody knows that much about why he joined them. All they do know is that he is a fantastic cook and a bit of a computer geek. Behind the man he portrays is a secret that threatens to send him on a path that he thought he had left behind. Will the white powder be his downfall?

Fallen for Shame is the third book in the highly recommended Glacial Blood Series by the author Anna Edwards. It is set in a paranormal world full of drama, suspense and great love affairs. Plus it features a secret that must never be told for fear of the consequences.

A family isn’t always blood; it’s the people that accept you for who you are.

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Review by Becky

I received a copy of this book for my honest review.

Tyler…how wouldn’t want you?  A man that loves to cook!  Teagan, a sweetheart, who trips over her own feet and will crack you up.  The draw to each other is undeniable.  Tyler has a dark past and one that he has worked very hard to keep secret from the rest of the Glacier pack.  Evil lurks and capitalizes on Tyler’s past.  Teagan, a wild dog shifter, is looked down upon by others not in the Glacier pack. Others do not see Teagan for the intelligent, fair individual she is.  Prejudice is a terrible thing.  Tyler’s desire to protect Teagan from his past, opens the door to evil and he gives in to protect his love, his mate.  Teagan’s intelligence and fairness earns her a seat in the council.  Teagan grows past the prejudices and the Glacier pack comes together to pull Tyler from the dark. Yes, we get our HEA and Teagan gets Tyler’s mark as his mate.  Zain, you honey bear….can’t wait to find out what your story is!

Although this is fictional, the story parallels how humans can and do treat each other.  Evil always picks on the vulnerable.  That vulnerability doesn’t mean a weak person.  It can be the low thoughts and beliefs on oneself.  Prejudice.  I need not say anymore.  How people can think they are better than others because of what they do, who they are, where they live, and all those other things is a tragedy to the human race.

What the Glacier pack shows us is that is isn’t always blood that makes you a family. You rocked it again Anna!!

Ok, this is the bit where I have to sell myself. Why is it so much easier to write about sexy blokes! Anyway.

I am a British author, from the depths of the rural countryside near London. In a previous life, I was an Accountant from the age of twenty-one. I still do that on occasions, but most of my life is now spent intermingling writing while looking after my husband, two children and two cats (probably in the inverse order to the one listed!). When I have some spare time I can also be found writing poetry, baking cakes (and eating them), or behind a camera snapping like a mad paparazzi.

In 2015 I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety. It was also around this time that I became one of the founding members of a dramatic/erotic/dark roleplaying group on Twitter. It was wildly popular with both English and American followers. The writing helped me to overcome my depression by giving me an outlet to channel my thoughts into and not sit around worrying all day about things that would never happen. I took over responsibility for management of the group and responsibility for the development of our storylines. As well as playing at least ten different characters in the group ranging from an innocent virgin, bloodthirsty assassin and even a male lover. The success of the role-play spurred me on to writing novels.

I have a love of travelling and like to bring this to my stories to give them the air of reality. Surrendered Control, my first book released in November 2016, combines two of my favourite travel destinations. India is where I lived for eighteen months with my husband and two children. My young son was only six months old when we travelled there. It was a fabulous time for us all and they learnt so much about the differing cultures, as well as, much to my husband’s chagrin, spending lots of money in the silk shops. The Control series will feature lots of international travel.

I have always been an avid reader. Mainly murder mystery in the past but with Beautiful Bastard I discovered a whole new set of novels and I haven’t looked back since. I like my hero’s hot and hunky with a dirty mouth. My heroines demur but with spunk. And my books in a kick arse series.

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#WOTR18 #NewRelease #Review ##TrustingYou #TheSutterFamilySeries #AaronAndMel #ComingSoon #OneClick #NewAdult – Trusting You, The Sutter Family Series Book 2 by H.D’Agostino @hdagostino001

Trusting You (The Sutter Family #2)

I had a plan… Go to college, get good grades, start fresh. I knew I’d have a clean slate, and I could be anyone. I was right on track until I spent the summer with my roommate, Emma.

Aaron Sutter was everything I told myself to stay away from… a player, smooth talker, and sexy as hell. He was not part of the plan. Girls fought for just a minute of his attention, and would pretty much do anything to get it. I swore I would never be one of them, but Aaron and my heart had other plans.

It’s funny how the heart works. It doesn’t see the pain coming its way. It doesn’t understand that one moment could change everything. One crack could destroy the very foundation that it’s balancing on. Aaron was that crack for me. He pushed inside, wrapping himself around my soul and never letting go. I wanted to let him in, but was he ready for the past I worked so hard to escape from?

Trusting you is the second book in The Sutter Family series.

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Trusting You by H D’Agostino

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Oh man oh man!!  Aaron, Aaron, Aaron!!  The player got tamed for sure in this book.

In Em’s book we see Aaron and Mel getting a close.  Mel is warned that Aaron isn’t a settle down kinda guy but Mel just can’t turn away until…….well if you read the 1st book then  you know what he did.  *Shakes my finger at Aaron*

Aaron is the god time guy.  He loves his role as the hot lifeguard.  He gets any girl he wants but he is drawn to Mel for some reason.  When he screws up, he is desperate to find a way AKA Beg Em and Brock for help to get his girl.

Mel was devastated by what Aaron did to her and will not fall for ANOTHER player.  She puts up a lot of walls because players have ruined her life and she will not fall for that line again.  Mel is dedicated to school and her family at home.  She loves Em but she has a big secret that she keeps close.  She has to graduate.  She has to take care of her and her business.

When Aaron starts to beg and grovel, Mel begins to crack.  She wants to have what he might actually be offering but when Aaron lays his cards out on the table, Mel flips out!!!

When the secrets are told and the revelations are made, we see our couple come to THE make or break point!!

The epilogue was great…..the build-up for Ryan’s book looks awesome.  But there was one little scene in the epilogue that made my heart beat a bit.  When Aaron realizes all that Cam did for him out of love…sigh………yeah I loved that guy even more.

I totally loved seeing the “old gang” for the Shattered series.  They are still keeping it lively in the bedroom much to their children’s distain…LOL  Sorry not sorry Aaron!!

Heather D’Agostino is an avid reader turned Bestselling Author of the Contemporary Romance Series The Broken Series, The Shattered Series, The Second Chances Series, The Cook Brothers Series, and Romantic Suspense series The Witness Series.

She attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Elementary Education with a minor in Mathematics.

She currently lives in Central New York with her husband, two children, two dogs, and three cats. When she’s not writing she can usually be found at the dance studio, soccer field, or one of the many other places that she plays ‘Supermom’.

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#WOTR18 #ReleaseDay #Review #MC #MCRomance #MilitaryRomance #KingsHarlotsSeries – Rust, King’s Harlots Book 6 by JM Walker @JMWlkr

Rust (King's Harlots MC, #6)

“An unexpected evil brings both the MC and Military world together in this brand new series by J.M. Walker”

His demons are loud.
Held captive within his mind, he does everything he can to forget his life before Vice-One.
As one of the newest recruits, his main goal is to have his “brothers” trust him and he’ll do just about anything to make that happen. Until one passionate night with Creena Chan, the military was all he had.

She’s hiding from her past.
A trained professional, she keeps that part of her life to herself. The darkness weighs heavily on her chest, mixing with the beats of her heart, caused by the one man she tries to ignore. Vincent Stone is nothing like she imagined. Months of flirting lead to an explosion she never saw coming.

Only when Creena and Stone’s limits are tested, do they realize exactly what they will do to find that peace their family and friends deserve.

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NOOOOOO!!  The series is over…NOOOOOOOOOOO!!  I remember when JM said to me “Hey I have this crazy idea” and BOOM the Kings Harlots were formed.

I have been looking forward to Stone because he seems so delicious and I just knew he would be a good alpha.  Let’s be honest, all of the Vice-One guys have been uber alpha but Stone…yeah the quiet ones you gotta watch out for.  HELLO Coby!!!  LOL

Creena has been the Harlot that you knew had to be “more than……” she just seems to KNOW stuff so her back story was AMAZING!!  I was totally blown away by what we learn and about how it all plays into the bad guys AKA The Organization.

The book tied up everything for us the reader as to the who and the why’s of the bad guys.  We also get a lot of twists and turns because let’s face it, that is what JM does…TWISTS US ALL UP!!!  We are a bit anxious about secrets that are spilled and how our characters will react.

We also get a lot of naughty, sexy time between our characters and again…THAT IS A JM SPECIALITY!!!  She can write some of the hottest stuff and then your like DANG get me some cold water to drink!!!! *fans self*  There are soooo many scenes that were amazing between Stone and Creena but one scene is particular sticks with me because we can see our couple bantering and talking about serious issues.  The trust and mutual respect they both have for each other knowing what they know about the other….yeah made my heart bust with love for them.

So if you have loved this series, then this book is a fantastic final installment.  The epilogue is so perfect.  I mean it really hits the nail on the head.  We get to see our characters enjoying the lives they have built and the families they have created!!

PS I can totally see JM revisiting this series to maybe write about the kids?????  HRMMMM  Maybe???

J.M. Walker is an Amazon bestselling author who 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

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#WOTR18 #Review #NewRelease #Shifters #Book3 – Sterling, Black Mountain Pack Book 3 by Miranda Lynn @MirandaLynnBks


Sterling (Black Mountain Pack #3)

Feeling the need for a change, fox-shifter, Sterling accepts a mission in Texas to help a struggling pack’s club. The situation is worse than they thought when they arrive but when Sterling meets Reana he know he’s found he’s been given a second chance to have a mate . Too bad she doesn’t want one.

Reana is one of the few in her pack not effected by the black magic affecting them. When Sterling came to town, she thought he’d be the answer to their problems with the Resistance. She wasn’t expecting a possessive mate ready to settle down just when she’s ready to take off.

Time is running out and Sterling needs Reana’s help to save the pack before they’re forever trapped in this web of magic wreaking havoc on all their lives. But Reana isn’t sure she can accept fate and her mate, just as she’s ready to leave pack life behind for a life of solitude. Will Sterling change her mind and get his second chance? Or will Reana’s strong will keep them both from the happiness they deserve?

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Sterling the Fox has been someone yummy I have wanted to read about, so I was excited to sit and devour this book.  I liked the story because our pack is a very well-known pack full of goodness and willingness to help others yet not take any crap from others.  They openly allow other species to live together in harmony.

Reana and her pack are a hot mess.  Her pack Alpha was murdered essentially, and she is stuck in this oppressive world with no hope or prospects.  When these new shifters show up, even though her fox is nipping at her to run and claim her male, Sterling, she won’t.  She is afraid of the consequences for mating or loving another.

I enjoyed the story and the who and why of the evil in Reana’s pack.  Sterling and his friends are bound and determined to help these people because they can TELL everything is not as it seems.  The twists and turns plus the introduction of one of our favorite villains is great!    The story between Sterling and Rea was great too.  Sterling is an older, mature fox so he knows that Rea needs time and patience before she can and will accept his claim in her.  The couple have a lot of issues to deal with to be together because she is not allowed to mate or suffer for going against her Alpha!!!

I soooo want to have a book on Wyatt and if I ant have his then can I please have one on Steven next.  Those two males….heart is so interested in them.  They are both males of extreme worth but so quiet.

Mother to two boys, 3 four legged babies, and wife to a loving husband who doesn’t mind the extra voices in her head. Miranda grew up on a dairy farm in Illinois, but calls Portland, TN home now. She is an avid reader, coffee addict, and loves her day job working at the local public library. Though her true passion is in creating her own worlds, characters, and stories for her readers.

 

#review – CRAZY SEXY NOTION by Sarah Darlington

Title: Crazy Sexy Notion
Author: Sarah Darlington
Release Date: January 2, 2018
Standalone. Full-length. HEA.
COVER DESIGNED BY:  LETITIA HASSER, RBA DESIGNS
My former best friend…is now a hooker…
 
MICK
After a terrible breakup, the crazy notion hit me to look up my childhood friend. With half a country between us, I haven’t seen Raven since the day my dad rushed in and saved me from the Sandy Hill Trailer Park. But I loved Raven as a boy, and now I need to find out if I could love her as a man. Only problem: her profession.
Come to find out—she’s a prostitute.
 
RAVEN
Mickey Lawson
Yeah, I hate that guy.
Really, he’s only a faint memory now, but at one point in time he meant everything to me.
My protector. My savior. My best friend.
I was ten.
Then he left.
Now he’s back.
Fifteen years too late.

 

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

When I saw the sign ups for the book I jumped because I am a fan of Sarah’s other series.  Boy was I stunned at the different theme this book carried then the others I have read…LOL

This book is about a guy, Mickey, who decides to go and find his best friend after 10 years of being gone because he father took him away from the poverty he was living in.  Mickey has grown up in a lavish life with his father’s money and was fortunate to play baseball but there has never been someone to take ahold of his heart like Raven did.  Mickey is a little bit stunned to find out his girl is a prostitute when he goes to find her and she has a child.  Not really the reunion he was thinking it would be.

Raven loved Mikey but he abandoned her when she was 10.  He has become the past and she is all about the future.  She needs to take care of her and her child not daydream about the past.  I loved her sassy persona.  She is not taking Mickeys crap and he soon realizes his womanizing ways will not work on her at all.

The story was cute and I liked the idea of a long lost love returning to claim you.

 
 
Sarah Darlington, a New Adult and contemporary romance author, lives in Virginia with her husband and two children. Best known for her Kill Devil Hills Series, she’s also a former flight attendant, with a degree in school counseling, who harbors a huge passion for traveling.
 

#NewRelease #Review #Contemporary Whiskey Secrets (Whiskey and Lies Book 1) by Carrie Ann Ryan

Sparks fly between a former cop-turned-bartender and his new innkeeper in the first installment of a Montgomery Ink spin-off series from NYT Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan.

Dare Collins is a man who knows his whiskey and women—or at least that’s what he tells himself. When his family decides to hire on a new innkeeper for the inn above his bar and restaurant, he’s more than reluctant. Especially when he meets the new hire. But he’ll soon find that he has no choice but to work with this city girl and accept her new ideas and the burning attraction between them.

Kenzie Owens left her old life and an abusive relationship behind her—or so she thought. She figures she’ll be safe in Whiskey, Pennsylvania but after one look at her new boss, Dare Collins, she might still be in danger, or at least her heart. And when her past catches up with her despite her attempts to avoid it, it’s more than her heart on the line. This time, it might mean her life.

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader’s Copy of this book.

First of all let me say that Ryan had me crying from the acknowledgments. I knew this release was going to be hard for her being the first without her beloved Dr. Hubby and I know she wanted to do him proud, but she has no worries there, I believe he would be extremely proud of her.
Second, Yay for Tabby’s brothers getting a series!!!
Dare is the middle of Collins brothers and owner of the Old Whiskey Bar and Restaurant. He is a man that runs his business, broods about his past, and lives for his weekends with his son. When his parents, who run the inn above his restaurant, tell the family that they are hiring a new innkeeper so that they can retire he gets even more brooding,
Kenzie Owens is the new innkeeper hired by the Owen’s family. She is starting a new life in a new town, a doing her best not to think about her old life, but her old life won’t leave her alone.
Dare is a bit of a jerk when they first are introduced, not that he really means to be. He is a man that doesn’t do change well and his parents just sprung hiring a new innkeeper on the family, so he’d have been a jerk to anyone really. He also is having a hard time with only getting his son one weekend a month.
Kenzie is attracted to Dare, and he to her, but is bound and determined not to let a man in her life again. These two just can’t help themselves and decide to get together and not put labels or anything on it, just take it day by day.
I love that Ryan always writes about her couples in situations that are totally real; they don’t just take one look at each other, fall in love and live happily ever after, there is screw ups, hard work, and forgiveness just like in real life.
Ryan also does a good job of letting us know more about Loch and Fox Collins too and we get to here from Tabby!!
I really was happy with the start of the Collin’s boys and I look forward to seeing more of them.

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Carrie Ann Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary and paranormal romance. Her works include the Montgomery Ink, Redwood Pack, Talon Pack, and Gallagher Brothers series, which have sold over 2.0 million books worldwide. She started writing while in graduate school for her advanced degree in chemistry and hasn’t stopped since. Carrie Ann has written over fifty novels and novellas with more in the works. When she’s not writing about bearded tattooed men or alpha wolves that need to find their mates, she’s reading as much as she can and exploring the world of baking and gourmet cooking.

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#Review #Shifter The Blackstone Dragon Heir (Blackstone Moutain Book 1) by Alicia Montgomery

Featuring the story of Matthew Lennox, son of Henry and Riva Lennox from “The Last Blackstone Dragon”

The Blackstone Mountain Series begins with dragon shifter Matthew Lennox, as he tries to woo the mysterious new girl who arrives in Blackstone.

Catherine Archer is running away from her past and those trying to hurt her. She knows she needs to keep her head down and falling for a dragon shifter isn’t exactly keeping a low profile. She needs to resist him, for his and her sake, but can she ignore her heart?

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader’s Copy of this book

Oh I love a good shifter romance and Montgomery has written a good one once again. We have it all in this book: Russian criminals, a fire breathing dragon, a broody lion, a mysterious woman, and hot sex!!!
Matthew Lennox is the newly appointed CEO of the Lennox Corporation, he is also the oldest of the Lennox children and a dragon shifter, he is also the workaholic of the twins and a dragon shifter.
Catherine Archer is a bartender at The Den, a bar in Blackstone which is a shifter town. She is on the run and not looking for anything.
When Matthew is dragged to The Den by his brothers and cousin he is immediately attracted to Catherine from across the room and doesn’t know why. He goes back to see her again because he can’t keep her off his mind, he sits and drinks becoming more mad as men keep flirting with her. LOL!!! His Dragon only wants her and has since the moment he spotted her.
When he saves her from some drunks after work he actually gets to talk with her and has the shock of his life when she can do something that no one outside his family and do.
Yes, they get together fast in this story but just like any other shifter story when you find your mate you just can’t wait. That is one thing that with shifter stories I just love.
Catherine and Matthew are a great couple and when Catherine stops fighting herself she can see it too.
Jason, Matthew’s twin, his book is going to be a doozy and I can’t wait to see him get his!!

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Alicia Montgomery has always dreamed of becoming a romance novel writer. She started writing down her stories in now long-forgotten diaries and notebooks, never thinking that her dream would come true. After taking the well-worn path to a stable career, she is now plunging into the world of self-publishing.

Sexy shifters, billionaires, alpha males, and of course, strong, sexy female characters are her favorite to write. Alicia is a wanderer, along with her husband, they travel the world and have lived in various spots all over the world.

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#Review #Christmas #Shifter Holly Jolly Lycan Christmas ( A True Mates Stand-alone) by Alicia Montgomery

Despite becoming one of the most famous celebrity chefs in New York, Dante Muccino’s wolf is restless. After watching all his friends and family pair up with their True Mates, the animal inside him wants what they have too. Children. Family. And a woman to call his own. When he runs into rival Holly Taylor, his wolf is intrigued, but the frosty chef won’t give him the time of day.

Holly Taylor’s life felt like a big juggling act. All she wants to do is hide out in the kitchen and create fabulous and delicious dishes, and earn the respect of her peers. But life has thrown her extra things to juggle, and she didn’t need one more, particularly in the form of Dante Muccino. But there’s something about the easygoing chef that’s melting the icy walls she spent years to build. He’s a distraction she can’t afford, and if she’s not careful, she may lose more than her heart to the handsome chef.

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader’s Copy of this book.

It’s that time of year again. Time for family gatherings, Christmas movies on tv, Christmas music on the radio, Santa in the malls, and children trying to be oh so good to stay on the nice list. The one thing that’s good to have all year round is SHIFTERS!!!!!!
Alicia Montgomery takes us back to the True Mates world with Dante Muccino.
We’ve met Dante before, his sister is the Lupa of New Jersey and his brother in law the Alpha of New York.
Dante is a celebrity chef, now that his family’s restaurant has taken off. He has had his pick of women, but now having watched his family and friends find their true mates he realizes that there’s more out there the short term relationships he has had, and he’s ready for it.
Holly Taylor is the Head Chef at the new French Restaurant across the street from Muccino’s. To the staff and the people she went to culinary school with she is known as the Ice Queen. A lot has changed in her life in the last year, her brother and sister in law were murdered, she took custody of their daughter so she won’t be put into foster care, she left her job in Paris so that she could bring her up in the states, and helped to start this new restaurant. When she and Dante first meet they get off on the wrong foot and it takes awhile to get back on the right one. However, when they first meet there is also a spark of attraction, but Holly has no time for that between the restaurant and Hannah she has no time for a man in her life.
What happens next is a family finding their way to each other, Russian mobsters, Holly finding out that lycans exist, and Christmas.
Christmas is truly a magical time to bring a True Mate couple together.
Montgomery has done a excellent job at writing a Christmas love story. I have a feeling we have seen the last of these couples, but what a wonderful way to see them go.

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Alicia Montgomery has always dreamed of becoming a romance novel writer. She started writing down her stories in now long-forgotten diaries and notebooks, never thinking that her dream would come true. After taking the well-worn path to a stable career, she is now plunging into the world of self-publishing.

Sexy shifters, billionaires, alpha males, and of course, strong, sexy female characters are her favorite to write. Alicia is a wanderer, along with her husband, they travel the world and have lived in various spots all over the world.

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