Addie Jones was a woman with a plan. Or at least she had been until the manager she’d hired for her bakery embezzled all her funds and absconded to parts unknown. Now she’s facing ruin and her number one enemy, Math. With only a few short months left to turn her finances around, she needs to find a new slogan to live by. Her current catchphrase “Don’t make me math” simply won’t do.
Vaughn McAdams agreed to do a solid for his cousin and help her bestie recover from her recent financial losses. He hadn’t counted on Fate smacking him upside the head with a rolling pin, or the zany baker who now calls herself his boss. Her inability to balance a checkbook has him almost as frustrated as her insistence on keeping their relationship strictly professional.
Whenever they’re together, things start heating up, and it isn’t just the bakery ovens. Can Vaughn convince Addie there’s more to life than candies, cupcakes, and crumpets?
The Bakery is book one in the Stonebrooke Holidays Novella Set.
A millionaire walks into a bakery and asks for a job. What? But you read that write but Vaughn had his eyes set on more then just a job but the cute baker Addie. When secrets, heartbreak, and of all things Math get involved one can only imagine what can go wrong.
Review by Twinsie Dee
T.M. Cromer loves to craft wildly entertaining stories designed to keep you glued to your seat, turning the pages to find out what the heck happens next. She specializes in kickass heroines and the men who adore them. Genres she has tackled include contemporary, romantic suspense, and paranormal romance.
While originally from New Jersey, T.M. spent most of her growing up years in a small beach town located in northeast Florida. Currently, you can find her hunched over her keyboard in a small town in central Illinois. When she isn't writing, she's at the beck and call of her fuzzy soulmate, Tinkerbell.
From NYT bestselling author Carrie Ann Ryan, comes a brand new series where second chances don’t come often, and overcoming an unexpected loss means breaking everything you knew.
I fell for Cameron Connolly at the wrong time. And when he left, I thought my life was over. But then, after the worst happened, I truly understood what that phrase meant. Now, he’s not ready for a second chance, and I’m not offering one. Though given that our families have been forced together after losing one of our own, I know there’s no turning back. Not this time. Not again. Not when it comes to Cameron.
I never wanted to hurt Violet Knight, but there were reasons I had to leave all those years ago—not that she’d believe me if I told her what they were. I not only left her, I also left my foster brothers. Honestly, I didn’t want to come back to Denver to help run my father’s failing brewery. But when it comes to my brothers, I know I’ll find a way to make it work. Perhaps I’ll even earn Violet’s forgiveness and face the connection we both thought long forgotten in the process. Because I wanted her then, but now I know I need her. I just hope she needs me.
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader’s Copy of this book
I love starting a new series, especially one by a favorite author. Why you ask, because it’s like coming into a new group of friends, but of people that you already know but now you get to really know them and come to love them.
In Breaking Without You we have Violet Knight and we meet Cameron Connolly. Violet we have briefly met before as she is Mace’s sister from Fallen Ink: Montgomery Ink Colorado Springs Book 1.
This story is a heartbreaker for sure, what Violet and her tribe are going through is one of the toughest things a group of friends can go through. Suicide is something that is very prevalent in the world today and when it happens it is awful and when it is someone that is close to you it’s even more devastating.
That is what brings Violet and Cameron into each other’s life’s…….. again.
See not only is this a love story, it’s a second chance love story and those are always good.
The chemistry between them is off the charts, but that was never the problem for them when they were together in college. No the problem was when Cameron just left without a word or reason.
I love that Ryan always gives us true life in her stories. From how Violet and her friends are coping with their grief, to Cameron and his brothers trying to come together again after years apart, to the why of Cameron leaving. All of it is vey real life things that could happen to and does happen to every day people.
Also, what I love about her writing is that if you haven’t read the series that a new series has spun off of it doesn’t matter, you won’t be lost because you can read them as stand alones. A warning though, you won’t want too if you are anything think me you gotta know everything and everyone so like Pokèmon you gotta get them all. Lol
I can’t wait to see more of this series, it’s gonna be a good one.
From New York Times bestselling author Kylie Scott comes an irresistible new romance.
When a vicious attack leaves 25-year-old Clementine Johns with no memory, she’s forced to start over. Now she has to figure out who she was and why she made the choices she did – which includes leaving the supposed love of her life, tattoo artist Ed Larsen, only a month before.
Ed can hardly believe it when his ex shows up at his tattoo parlor with no memory of their past, asking about the breakup that nearly destroyed him. The last thing he needs is more heartache, but he can’t seem to let her go again. Should they walk away for good, or does their love deserve a repeat performance?
I purchased this audio book. I also received a copy of this book for an honest review.
I enjoyed listening to this story. I thought Andi Arndt did a wonderful job on this book. Her transition from one person to another was great. The story and the narrator did a wonderful job holding my attention and I didn’t want to hit the pause button.
Clem is left to figure out her life after an attack that left her with no memory of the past. She tries to find those who know her to figure out who she is. Her first lead was her tattoo that led her to an angry tattoo artist Ed. Let’s just say Ed was not happy to see her.
Ed was heartbroken when Clem left him without even a goodbye. Now she is standing in hit tattoo parlor asking questions about their relationship and breakup. Ed is still upset and things are too raw for him to talk about it. When they think Clem could be in danger he finds her staying in his home.
While Clem is trying to figure out who she is Ed is trying to figure out if he can trust her not to hurt him again. They start talking and things seem to be going well but is it going well enough for Ed to trust Clem and try a repeat performance of their relationship.
I liked most of the people in this book. I enjoyed Ed’s brother he gave Ed shit about almost everything. I like the plot and that there were no flashbacks or memories as we read making Clem start over her life and us reading as she did. This truly was a second chance romance that I so loved listening to.
You can learn more about Kylie from http://www.kyliescott.com/
In her YA debut, New York Times bestselling author Carrie Ann Ryan dives into a world with magic and sacrifice with the Elements of Five.
Five hundred years ago, the Maison Realm was shattered, divided into warring kingdoms of elemental Wielders with fate and truth shadowed and uncertain. Now, factions of both the light and dark venture into the human realm in search of the prophesied Spirit Priestess who is said to Wield the Elements of Five and bring the two fractured kingdoms together.
Lyric has no idea that there’s a realm outside the human one she lives in. When fate and circumstances are pulled from her hands after an accident, and she finds out that nothing is as it seems.
There is a war surrounding her and when Lyric realizes that they are searching for her, she must rely on those she once trusted: a boy who isn’t who she thought, and a new realm of warriors who have come to protect her as she trains.
For the darkness is coming, and the Queen of Obscurite wants to ensure that the King of Lumiere can’t get his hands on Lyric. And the only way to ensure that is if Lyric herself is no more … no matter the cost to prophecy.
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader’s Copy of this book
From one of my favorite contemporary and paranormal authors comes a new series and it’s YA. Carrie Ann Ryan leads us into a world of elemental magic, a world looking for it’s savior in the form of the Spirit Priestess.
Lyric, love that name btw, is a recent high school graduate trying to figure out her path in the world. She knows she’s going to college, but for what? Her friends Braelynn and Emory know what they want to do in life, but not her she is just a ordinary bisexual girl from Colorado. Well ordinary but the dreams she’s been having since she was a kid.
Rhodes is the hot dude from down the road, along with his sister Rosamond they show Lyric that the world is not what it seems.
Ok if you have seen the cartoon or read the Manga The Last Air Bender you can kinda get the feel of the realm of Maison. There are people that can use the four elements or more than one of them. There is also a caste system with Queens, Kings, Lords, Ladies, and the lower class.
Ryan has done a excellent job bringing this new world of hers to life, it’s totally different for her but not really if that makes any sense at all. The characters, other than having magic, are real as well as the Maison Realm.
It’s exciting to see Lyric, who thinks she’s nothing special just a average girl, find new things about herself and how strong she really is.
Couple things though, Emory is also Lyric’s ex as well as her friend, however, she seems like a real witch to me. She’s not nice at all and seems to cause trouble and fights with everyone. Two, I don’t think that Rhodes is what he seems to be besides a hot dude that show Lyric that humans are not alone and magic is real. Oh, Oh, Oh and there is another guy Easton. He’s suppose to be one of the bad guys but I get the feeling that there is more than just the attractiveness of a bad boy about him.
I can not wait until book 2, to find out more about this world and to see what kind of path that Lyric takes to become the person that she is meant to be.
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.
Famed for his cocky attitude and womanizing lifestyle, Baal likes to make his own rules. But being the most powerful demon in Hades’ army comes with a steep price. Namely, a command to mate with the human he is bound to protect. When the lord of the Underworld reveals the female’s true identity, Baal vows he will never love her. Even though she may destroy him, he soon discovers it’s a promise he might not be able to keep.
When her sibling goes missing, Ranata finds herself at the mercy of those who intend to make her Hell’s next sacrifice. With the world embraced in the wrath of a power-hungry demigod, and a sister now in his clutches, she discovers she is not fully human and now must face the biggest challenge of her life. Mating a demon is an insane idea, but she will do anything to save her sister. Falling in love with him might be even crazier.
I received this book from an honest review.
This was my first book of Valarie Twombly’s. Yes it is the forth book in the series and I was able to keep up and do not feel like I was missing something. Although like with any other series I’m sure there are small things I do not know of the characters has I read the series from book one.
Ranata was a waitress serving drinks in a dive bar. She was on a mission to find her sister when she found herself as a sacrifice . Man is this when her world was tipped on its axes. She finds herself matted to a demon and finds out who her mother is and in turn who she is.
Baal is Hades right hand demon. After having his heart torn out by the one he loved. He swears off loving another but when fates step in and give him a feisty mate can he protect his heart.
The twist and turns were great. I enjoyed this story and I would like to know more about these guys.
Award winning and bestselling author Valerie Twombly grew up watching Dark Shadows over her mother’s shoulder, and from there her love of the fanged creatures blossomed. Today, Valerie has decided to take her darker, sensual side and put it to paper.
When she is not busy creating a world full of steamy, hot men and strong, seductive women, she juggles her time between a full-time job, hubby and her two German Shepherd dogs, in Northern IL.
Valerie is a member of Romance Writers of America and Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal Romance Writers. She is also the founder of Sexy Scribblers, a group of romance writers who bring readers new and fresh stories every month.
Returning home for her father’s wedding was never going to be easy for Adele. If being sent away at eighteen hadn’t been bad enough, the mess she left behind when she made a pass at her dad’s business partner sure was.
Fifteen years older than her, Pete had been her crush for as long as she could remember. But she’d misread the situation—confusing friendliness for undying love. Awkward. Add her father to the misunderstanding, and Pete had been left with a broken nose and a business on the edge of ruin. The man had to be just as glad as everyone else when she left town.
Seven years on, things are different. Adele is no longer a kid, but a fully grown adult more than capable of getting through the wedding and being polite. But all it takes is seeing him again to bring back all those old feelings.
Sometimes first loves are the truest.
I purchased the audio book.
This is a second chance kind a sort of with a bit of forbidden love story. You see Adele had a best friend, Pete, when she was younger. Even though he was 15 years older than her she had a huge crush on him. When she turned 18 she decided to let him know how she felt. Well let’s just say it didn’t go as she planned quite the opposite actually. With a broken heart she decided to leave town.
Now she has to return home for her dads wedding and face Pete. What a big surprise when she finds out she is staying with Pete for the week. Pete’s head is all over the place does he want her to stay see where things go or is he scared of his feelings.
I wasn’t sure I would like Adele but to see her as a kid in the flash back and to see her as an adult was a great transformation. I loved her spunk, sass, and tell it like it is. She put Pete in his place a few times. Pete and Adele relationship was passionate at times and then Pete would put on the breaks. Will these two be able to make it work or will Adele give up and leave again?
I enjoyed listening to this story. Andi Arndt did a good job with the narration and the different voices of each character. Andi was able to keep me in the story and I did not want to pause it.
previously released as The Sweetest Thing Series. It has been rebranded and
includes new covers and new titles under the new series name of Courting Love.
college basketball player, I don’t chase girls – they come to me. I’m the star
athlete everyone wants a piece of, with skills on the court and in the
I want, when I want it.
meet Ainsley Locker.
play games but plays hard to get, seemingly resistant to my charm.
because I like a good challenge.
is to go full-court-press to win her over and make her mine.
I don’t foul out in the process.
brother’s friend and teammate. Off-limits, unavailable and forbidden.
virgin that I am.
me as something other than his best friend’s little sister.
are times I think he might feel the same way about me. But then I remember that
Van has a long-time girlfriend and we’re strictly in the friend zone.
his fall. I’m his shoulder to cry on.
end. A crushing blow. A second chance at a first love.
four years have been all about playing college ball, getting a draft pick for
the NBA, and steering clear of relationships. I don’t want one. Everything I
once had I gave to another girl.
brought me face-to-face with Logan Shaw – my first love – the girl who took it
all and left me with nothing but regrets.
forward in a new direction.
adventure. He was in search of home.
roommates-to-lovers, college sports romance*
couldn’t hack college and couldn’t return home, so I escaped to Europe for the
summer, where I ran into some trouble.
of getting home.
staying with Gavin Lancaster, professional basketball player and my
demons. She’s fighting for his love.
are meant to deceive. Others to protect.
my secrets hidden only to protect the one girl I love the most – Mica Reyes.
The one I want as more than just a friend.
have a way of sabotaging your life and all they’ve done is pushed her away.
Even when all I want to do is hold onto her for dear life.
need to take a step back and let her go – like a fadeaway jump shot – before I
hurt her and possibly destroy our love in the process.
erotic contemporary romance in 2014, Sierra’s found her creative passion,
writing about the fictional characters that live in her brain, who constantly
shout for their own love stories to be told. Sierra is a sucker for cheap
accessories, enjoys traveling to see live concerts, and loves good seafood.
Sierra resides in the Pacific Northwest with her husband of twenty years and
her long-haired, German Shepherd. She is currently working on her next HEA.
Nicole Callahan, mate to fierce and brooding VC Warrior Damon DeMasters, has been trying to find her place in his world. Without a doubt, it’s been interesting, but she believes there’s a lot more she can offer the children she spent so much of her human life fighting for.
The Mate series delves into the kickass world of the Warriors’ mates and how united, they can make a difference—just like their badass Protectors. Follow along to see how these exceptional women’s newfound freedom affect those around them and which Warrior may or may not support their feisty independent mate’s new and exciting path.
I received this book from the author for an honest review.
How can Teresa make the mates of the VC Warriors live up to the men? Well let me tell you she did it. These fierce women are strong willed, bad ass, and do not need a warrior at her back every second of the day to save her. These women can handle their own but it is nice to have a warrior at their side.
Nicole loves Damon but has a feeling she is losing herself. She misses her work and believes she can and must help the children in the foster system. She loved doing her job and feels there is a need not only to help the kids but to satisfy her own calling.
The mates of the warriors realize they are not being treated as equal as the guys because they are females and the warriors have it ingrained in them that they are to protect the women. The women band together and decide to take matters into their own hands. They agree to help Nicole at the agency and also better themselves in becoming fierce warriors they know they can be without the guys help.
These women are AMAZING. They are strong and will not back down or give up no matter what is thrown at them or who throws them. OH and believe me they have their time with one on one combat on the mats and in the field. Nicole and the others can hold their own. Now the only question is will the warriors let them continue their crusade or will the end it? We can already see there are some warriors that over time are going to stand by their women and others that may draw a line that will be too hard to come back from.
I absolutely love these women as much if not a little bit more than the warriors. I mean really who doesn’t love a woman that can kick some butt and take names later. I am so excited for this series and see each Warriorette become stronger and do as good a job or better than the Cock Club.
Teresa Gabelman is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the ‘Protectors Series’. When not writing about sexy alpha vampires and the women who drive them crazy she can be found on a lake with a fishing pole/Kindle, at a MMA event or spending a fun evening with family.
Being a full-time writer has allowed Teresa to connect more with readers which is what she loves most about writing. If you find the time she would love to hear from you!
Abraham Hallow would do just about anything to get out from under his oldest brother, Josiah’s, thumb. That includes performing as the Luchador in the local semi-professional wrestling circuit. He gets more than he bargained for when he hooks up with a woman with multicolored hair. The draw to her is undeniable. He wakes up the following morning with the ancient mark of his ancestors, mating him to the mystery woman he met the night before.
It was a simple mission—find the infamous Hallow brothers, kill them, and bring back the amulet. Kai’s plans get derailed after one night of hot, crazy sex with a mask wrestler. When she finds out the wrestler was none other than Abraham Hallow, the youngest of the Hallow brothers, she is exiled from the mermaid kingdom. Yet the orders from her king still stand. Can she deny her ever-growing love for Abraham, or will she fulfill her duties of killing him?
I received this book from the author for an honest review.
OH my Abe here is another Hallow to love and the next one to feel the pull. Abe is the baby. I’m telling you at 21 years old he has had enough of all the baby of the family jabs. They taunt him, baby him, keep things from him and refuse to let him fight like the other brothers.So if they won’t let him fight he will go out on his own and keep that a secret from his family. If they cannot keep things from him he will keep things from them.
Kai has been owned all her life and she is darn tired of it. She is ordered to find the Hollow brothers kill them and return the Heka and amulet to her boss. But when she is drawn to the masked fighter she soon realizes how that one time changed her life.
Kia is finally free and does not want to be owned by anyone. In her mind the mating mark means she is no longer free but now owned by Abe. She fights the mating pull. It is up to Abe to show Kia what it means to be a part of a family and that he just wants to take care of her and protect her not own her. He started to show her that when he bought something to help her even though he caught hell from his brothers.
We learned so much more in this book. There are so many other beings that we are being introduced to in this series. WOW the plot that carries over threw all these books keeps getting better and better. We are aware of more enemies and allies. I’m so interested in knowing more about Zeke. I’m thinking he may be my wolf.
Tricia Andersen lives in Cedar Rapids, Iowa with her husband, Brian and her three children – her sons, Jake and Jon, and her daughter, Alex. She graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts in English and from Kirkwood Community College with an Associate of Arts degree in Communications Media/Public Relations. Along with writing, Tricia enjoys coaching and competing in track and field and traveling to cheer on her children in their various activities.