Yes please i needmore Morgan will do anything for her family, she moved out got a job and padded for her classes just to take some of the finacial burden off her parents so that they can focus all of the help on her little brother Toby who ha cerebral palsy. So when she finally had a night off her best friend Marcus i making her get outta her comfort zone and let loose for once in her life, o he’s making her go to a frat party. It’s there that Morgan chooses she’s not doing what she normally does and that she is going to doing things different. Xavier lived in the frat house which most of the time is said to be a zooo you never knew who was going to prank who and when the next prank was going to play out. The party had well started drinks were flying and a game of never have i ever was under way, when Xavier had noticed a cute blonde on the other side of the circle during the game and she was looking right at him liking what she seen. Well i feel like I’m going to give away the whole book so ill stop there and make you read and fall in love with Xavier, Morgan and the crazy guys that live in the frat out along with both of their families. This book was amazing the frat brothers all make you laugh out loud with all of their pranks on each other’s and Morgans sassy, stubborn attitude will make you love her to and wish she was your friend.
Review by Twinsie Dee
C.A. Harms is an avid romance and mystery reader. She’s always had a love for books, getting lost in writing and storytelling even as a young girl. She enjoys happy endings and HEA love stories.
She lives in Illinois and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. She holds an addiction for Starbucks White Chocolate Mocha’s and KitKat when she should really be focusing on water and maybe a fruit or two to make herself feel less guilty, but that feeling quickly passes…thankfully.
She is easy going, fun, and although she may seem like one of the quiet ones at first, you just wait until she gets to know you better…that quietness changes, fast
Eighteen-year-old Sara Brown is about to step off a cliff. She is taking a giant leap into the world of college—a normal transition for most—but not for Sara. A car accident that scarred her body and soul—and left her orphaned—has dictated six years of isolation, but that was all in her past. She is ready to leave those dark days behind. Her new goals: make a friend, behave irresponsibly (if she’ll let herself), and go on an actual date.
The last thing Sara is looking for is a complication, but that is exactly what she finds in the hot, six-foot-three blond named Scott Williams, who she meets at the beginning of the school year. Sara is drawn to Scott in a way that she cannot explain, and he seems just as into her. She wants to trust her heart, but Scott’s promiscuous past keeps creeping into their lives. Jealous ex-girlfriends are one thing, but the stranger who defaces her car, sabotages her laptop, and who sends Sara threatening letters is far worse. Someone is determined to destroy her relationship with Scott and the life she is trying so hard to rebuild.
By the time Sara finds out who is behind all the trouble, her life is in shambles and she must fight with every ounce of strength and courage to save herself and the man she loves.
Since she was a little girl, Tricia T. LaRochelle has been obsessed with tragic love stories. No beach reads for her. Bring on the grit with a double side of turmoil. She likes to feel the character’s anguish as they fight to overcome obstacles to be together. Growing up in central Vermont, she has seen her share of tragedy but remains a hopeful romantic. She now lives in central Virginia where she continues to foster the possibilities of how love can conquer all.
Flickering Heart is the first book in a series. Stay tuned for updates and announcements on Instagram, Twitter, or sign up for her email list at TriciaLaRochelle.com.
What do you do when you receive a wedding invitation from the one girl you always thought you would marry?
Sam- Lauren and her twin brother were my best friends growing up. She captured my heart from the moment I first saw her dancing through the sprinkler. I always kept my feelings hidden though, standing back as she dated other guys, afraid to cross that line and risk losing her. I even went out with a few girls myself, but no one ever measured up.
Then that dreaded day arrived, and I knew I’d lost her forever.
Lauren- Sam was always my constant. My rock. My best friend. That feeling, the one I only got around him, had never been matched by another man. But Sam never showed me he felt anything more for me than friendship, so I moved on…
Now, standing at the end of the aisle, ready to walk to my forever, my mind spins with what-ifs. Do I keep moving forward, knowing a man who loves me is at the end? Or do I risk it all, for the one man I’ve always wanted, and hope he wants me in return.
When one of my favorite songs inspires an author to write a book then you know I’m goin to read it. Marry me by Thomas Rhett is a beautiful song and while reading this book about Sam and Lauren’s relationship throughout life you picture the beautiful music video during part of the book. At nine years old Sam watched a u-haul pull into the house across the street and hoped that his new neighbors would have a child that he could play with and get a new friend well they had twins Steven and Lauren and Sam was so excited. Fast forward to college and Lauren is now introducing her new boyfriend Brad to Steven and Sam and that’s it Sam’s heart drops and he has a feeling that he isnt going to get Lauren and they will container to be friends. Now Lauren is getting ready to walk down the isle to Brad, Sam is back in town for the wedding but jut cant stand to see thewoman who has his heart walk into the arms of another guy. But Lauren has been having a feeling that she is about to make the biggest mistake of her life by marrying Brad because deep down she just feels like it hound be Sam. Will these two find their way to one another after all theses years or will Lauren use pass off her feelings as cold feet and continue on with the wedding she has always pictured. This book is amazing and you will absolutely love it.
Review by Twinsie Dee
Samantha Lind is a contemporary romance author. Having spent the first 27 years of her life in Alaska, she now calls Iowa home where she lives with her husband and two sons. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, reading, watching hockey (Go Knights Go!), and listening to country music.
Twinsie Angie and Twinsie Melinda are super excited Michel Prince talked to Red and the other members of the Steel MC Montana Charter. They are being allowed to tour the clubhouse and talk with the members plus their ol’ ladies for the afternoon.
Angie drives her car slowly through town to see everything she has read about in the books.
Melinda stares out the window and smirks, “Need gas? I see a certain gas station ahead. Oh look. I think the mechanic is on duty.”
Snaping her head to look out Melinda’s window “GUUURLLL Don’t tempt me! But I do not want to be late to the clinic to meet Red, Nova, and Michel.” Angie replied with full sass.
“You are so not gonna keep your cool when he is around.” Melinda says while laughing.
“Girl, again I don’t think you should be talking because a certain someone I know you love will be at the clinic getting his ol’ lady after work.” Angie says while she smirks at Melinda.
Melinda rolls her eyes and says “Whatever. I can keep my drooling under control. “
“Riiiight” Angie replies with a full eye roll.
Angie parks her car at the clinic. Both ladies enter the clinic. They See Red and Nova talking quietly with their heads down. Preacher Girl is rubbing her belly while snuggling with Hack who is counting down the last few minutes until she is off work. Lil Mama is corralling the twins while Cass is laughing at his son who must have repeated a word not allowed while rocking Maddox on his hip. Michel is sitting and typing all of this down frantically on her laptop. She is trying to get it all down before she forgets and can’t share it with her co-author, Wren.
Melinda sighs. She looks at Hack and Preacher Girl longingly. Hack gives a slight smile and Preacher Girl a wave since they both know her obsession with him. They continue their discussion.
“Tritan,” Hack said.
“No,” Preacher Girl replied.
“Carmelida,” Hack received a hard glare from Preacher Girl. “Fernado, I’ll sing ABBA during the delivery.”
“Wait,” Angie whispered to Michel. “Are they having twins?”
“No, but they are having a surprise,” Michel added. “So Hack is tormenting her because she refuses to find out.”
“So you don’t know either?” Melinda asked only to get a mischievous smirk from Michel.
Michel yells “ Ok guys can we head over to the Clubhouse. I hear Maggie is making those Lemon Bars. Before Baldy eats them all, I want to try one.”
Angie slightly whimpers at his name and the thought of seeing him.
“You need a napkin? Mop? Are you going to be able to contain yourself? “ Michel asks.
“Doubtful.” Angie replies to Michel while walking to her car.
Melinda snorts “I mean I kept my cool.”
Michel points “Is that drool on your shirt?”
Melinda checks her shirt and rolls her eyes when she realizes Michel was messing with her and yells “ You, my friend, suck!”
Michel- “Who told? Onyx? Bounty? Baldy?”
Angie nearly breaks her neck snapping to look at her.
“Just making sure you were paying attention.” Michel winks then mumbles something under her breath.
They all drive following Red and Nova on their bikes. When they arrive at the clubhouse, it seems Red is not too thrilled his pregnant wife is taking the curves a BIT on the fast side.
Red angrily states “ Nova, keys now. I told you not to go so fast.”
Nova laughs “And I told you I was just fine.” Ignoring Red while spinning her keys over her head to walk with the ladies, “Come on in and let’s get this party started.”
Topaz runs over to Michel. She grabs her and hugs her. “ I am so glad you are here. There is so much stuff to share especially about Porsche and this little girl”
Onyx walking up to Topaz and kissing her on the neck “Topaz, that isn’t our story to share. “
Topaz eye rolls and giggles at her man. “I know but Michel needs to know about it,” wiggling her eye brows “Especially if we want to sell the tickets to ya’ll stripping!”
Melinda and Angie both GASP at what Topaz says. Both have huge, wide eyes and you can see their brains spinning at the thought of naked Steel men.
Melinda nudges Angie and whispers “We need to find out how to buy tickets before we leave.”
Angie whispers back “Damn straight we do.”
“So you know,” Michel said. “Baldy’s incorporating the cane, no reason to short the ticket holder’s a man.”
“Like all of them?” Angie asked, scanning the room taking in the mix of men currently clad in leather, jeans and ass kicking boots.
“Not all,” Topaz groaned “One’s being a stick in the mud, but I’m working with Porsche on getting him in booty shorts and crop top to walk around and collect bills.”
Topaz and Onyx look at the ladies.
Onyx grabs Topaz “Woman let’s go so they can eat.”
Topaz sighs “FINE” but as Onyx is leading her away she yells “Get some of the Lemon Bars. Baldy has eaten like 5 already!!”
At the mention of Baldy, Angie gets weak in the knees. Michel and Melinda both laugh at her and walk to the kitchen where Maggie is serving food.
Maggie yells over the hustle and bustle in her kitchen “Welcome ladies. I hope you are hungry. I made enough for an army.”
Michel replies “Isn’t that normal?”
Maggie laughs and replies “My family keeps growing and so does my cooking.”
Angie and Melinda both grab a plate and start to add food to their plate. All of a sudden someone whispers in Angie’s ear “The Lemon Bars are so good. “
Angie tenses up because she KNOWS the voice, “Thhhhanks for the information” Angie blushes when she sees him wink, a hitch still in his step as he spins his cane, then plants it before stepping again.
Lil Bit shakes her head and says “Baldy, you are going to give her a heart attack. Go find Beno already. He needs to eat something besides the candy Brick keeps giving him.”
Melinda Snickers “You ok there bestie? “
Angie gives a shaky reply “Yup. I am just fine.” gulping back as if no one would notice.
Lil Bit smiles. “I understand your adoration completely.” She turns and looks at Melinda. “ Ya know Hack just got here and was looking for you. I think these two have huge egos since they found out from Michel over there they are your favorites in the club.“
Angie and Melinda both mean mug Michel and Scream in Shrill voices “ MICHEL!!! You weren’t supposed to TELL!!!”
Michel replies laughing “Oh no way was I not telling them. Their reaction is worth their weight in gold.”
The ladies and the MC all sit around the tables they’d shoved together to give enough room.
Michel, Angie, and Melinda all sit. They watch as the group all find seats to begin their chat.
Melinda looks to Doc and Chief for the first question. “ How is the newest couple doing?”
Doc frustrated says “I’m still trying to figure out how Chief thinks shaking his money maker is going to get us a fire truck.”
Chief shakes his head “First, not my idea.”
Doc side eyed him “But you jumped at the chance.”
Chief scratching at his chin. “Porsche had a point, show some hose to get the money. Besides, I’m not the only one. Hey Angie, you comin’ by on Mother’s Day to watch Baldy swing his cane?”
Angie chokes on a lemon bar and needs a moment to compose herself. Meanwhile, Melinda laughs and is smacking her back so she won’t choke.
Baldy smirks. “Come on Ang, what song you want me to dance to? And Mel, Hack’s gonna do his part for the cause.” Melinda’s eyes go wide enough to see the back side of the moon. “I know you both are good with charity and fundraising. Five won’t get you six at this one, but a five in the right string might get you–”
Lil’ Bit yanks his long hair currently tied back into a ponytail.
Baldy looks at Lil’ Bit and says “You really want to show Angie the way to my heart?”
Angie takes several sips of water and turns her attention to Mountain and Amber. “How is the house and how have the kids adjusted everything?”
Nightingale smiles “They are loving the freedom of Ms. Meadow and being in the same class, for the most part. As for the home, I’m not sure if we’re building a house or a clubhouse.”
Mountain waves his hand “A few amenities we’ll open up for the guys.”
Nightingale puts her hands on her hips “ A gun range, pool–”
Mountain interrupts, “The pool was your idea.”
Nightingale shakes her head “But the lazy river wasn’t.”
Mountain laughs “If you’re gonna build it, do it all the first time because additions are tacky.”
Nightingale whispers under her breath “Martha Stewart was your neighbor wasn’t she?”
Mountain’s face flushes red, “No,” runs hand over his face and mumbles, “But my mother was one of her first clients.”
Melinda looking to Free and Hollywood, “Any news to share? “
Free turns her head to the side, her face drawn for a moment until Hollywood leans over and whispers in her ear and a small smile hits the corner of her lips. –
Angie looking to Dreamer and Freaky, “How is the school and the house flips going?”
Dreamer snaps her attention to them from little Livi in the carrier rocking next to her. “School is a mix of insanity and joy. But I like the levels together, giving me freedom for one on one teaching and then the younger ones are learning above their grade.”
“Is Olivia in the classroom with you?” Angie asked.
“For now,” Dreamer said. “Can’t keep that up once she’s moving around more. But she’ll be just downstairs in the nursery with the other kiddos.”
Freaky took over rocking duty and within seconds Livi’s giggles had everyone at the table smiling.
Melinda looked to Cass and Lil Mama, “So the twins are a handful plus the new baby. Any plans for more?“
“See, told you, everyone wants us to have more,” Cass teased, nudging Lil’ Mama’s shoulder.
“Fine, Melinda, you take the kids for a weekend and we’ll see what happens,” Lil’ Mama said taking Maddox from Cass and passing the little boy across the table. The little man’s eyes widened and arms began to flop a bit as he blew raspberries and then put a hand on either side of Melinda’s head. “See, he likes her.”
“He’s never known a person who didn’t love him,” Cass said, then turned his attention to Lil’ Mama. “Wait, babysitter, this mean we’re running away and–”
Lil’ Mama placed a finger over his lips as she softly said shhhhhh.
Angie looks at Bounty and Cream prompting Melinda to ask, “So how is everything going with Liam? In case you didn’t notice, we love the babies you all are having.”
Bounty had the same gleam in his eyes that Cass had just sported and Cream cut her eyes at him.
“Down boy,” she warned. “Liam is wonderful and I think he’s helping my mom with her fine motor skills. They work on things together. All the learning toys are practically the same.”
“Cream, how has it been having Chief back in your life?” Melinda asked with warmth at the reconciled family.
Baldy interrupts, “ So, Angie you, afraid to ask me anything?” smiling as he sees her blush and starts to move in her seat.
Angie looks at her notepad “No, I’m good.”
Baldy laughs, “Come on, ask me anything.”
Lil Bit rolls her eyes, “Seriously go ahead and ask him. He is going to drive you nuts until you do.”
Angie takes a big breath in and giggles, “ Ok. Has anyone held your beer lately?”
Baldy rubs his hand over his face “Thank God noone has needed to hold my beer since this lady came into my life.”
Hack looks at Melinda and states “Ok Melinda. Angie got the hot seat so now it is your turn. What do you want to ask me?”
Melinda sitting up tall, trying to not look crazy “How is Rose doing in School?”
Hack looks confused “Really, Rose? Ok. She is adjusting well from what I can see. Took a bit academically to catch her up, but we have a bit of a brain trust that helped her get through.”
Preacher Girl smiles at Melinda. “She is loving the new life, but teenagers can be a little bit of a handful we are discovering.”
Melinda nods totally understanding
Hack looks angry “and boys are not a good thing.”
Preacher Girl sighs “Now Thomas, He just gave her a rose. It was sweet. “
Hack grumbles “He is under surveillance as we speak.”
Melinda giggles “Wow. Ok so you like being a dad I see,“
“I do, but I need this one to come out soon and be a boy,” he said rubbing Preacher Girl’s belly and talking to the belly. “Hear me, I need a boy because another girl might kill me.”
“You need to stop, Rose is enjoying the little bit of freedom you give her, that’s all.”
“I might need to reassess my limits,” he said. “She was raised to be grown by twelve, why can’t she just enjoy being a kid, she only had a few years of it.”
“Hack,” Baldy said as he got up and spun his cane. “Time’s a wasting.”
“Sorry ladies, when Baldy calls,” Hack then leaned across the table and scoffed at Angie. “Look who I’m telling, coming Daddy.”
Angie leans over to Melinda, “Why do I have a bad feeling about those two?” “Because you know them,” Melinda said with a slight chuckle.
“We better go before we have to start explaining things,” Angie said. “Thanks so much for letting us come over and hang out.”
Melinda “This has been amazing and insightful for us.”
Angie and Melinda giggle as they get up to leave and Angie asks “Uhm ladies is the Roadhouse open? We wouldn’t mind a private preshow. I mean, we just want to make sure it’s a SOLID performance” she says while smirking.
Melinda grabs her wallet “I have lots of bills here that need a good home.”
“Michel knows we wanna help out anyone with fundraising,” Angie smirks!!
“Careful what you wish for,” Michel raises an eyebrow as Nine Inch Nails starts blaring through the stereo system and the women notice the kids had been spirited away as Closer starts to play and cane hooks a bottle of Jack sending it flying along the bar top into Hack’s hand as both men moved around the bar, cuts off and shirtless.
An undisclosed amount of money was raised that night.
Now if you have not read this series…ya know you want to right???
Cosmo has been living in Rawr County for the last 10 years because he hates himself and wants to be miserable. Dragon Isle was no good for him. Everyone there was too happy and joyful. A dragon like him deserves to be unhappy.
When his family tries to set him up with a childhood friend to date, he blurts out a lie: he’s engaged.
It’s not true.
But when they surprise him with an unexpected visit, he grabs his nearest employee, Athena, and introduces her as his fiancée.
I was given this book by the author for an honest review.
Ok here goes. So Sophie is about the most adorable person I have ever met. I have read several of her alter ego books but have been looking to sink my teeth into on of these books but life man…not enough time in the day, right? SO, she offered this ARC and I jumped. Its in a “series” but all the books can be read in any order. I didn’t have any issues reading the 3 or 4th book in the series. Every side character was briefly introduced and then off we went.
Cosmo and Athena…. holy hawt burn. Holy pants melting off…. holy office spankings. Oh yeah you read that right…. OFFICE. SPANKING!
Ok ok so the Office Spanking was to get you hooked now lets really get down to the story, shall we??
Cosmo is a grumpy…..errrr……brooding dragon. His friends are all mating up and he is in love with his secretary who is in love with Benjamin. UGH Gross Benny. Anyway, he looks forward to seeing her every single day. Since she is his paralegal, it does happen all the time.
Althena is head over heels in love with her boss. Ya know, the dragon. She does everything can can to be close to him like going back to school to be a paralegal. She is so afraid of looking like the pathetic girl she is, and maybe in hopes of making him jealous, she makes but a boyfriend.
One phone call and visit from Cosmo’s family changes EVERYTHING for them. Cosmos mom and dad want him to come home to meet another chick to possible settle him down on Dragon Isle to have some dragon babies. Cosmo is not down with this idea, so he throws Athena under the bus and she goes along with it.
I mean they live together for a week and pretend to be getting married. They know so much about the other how can it go wrong?? LAWD the feelings that come rolling off each of them not knowing how the other really feels. The chemistry was so thick but the slow burn…….I almost combusted!!!
This story was sooooo good. I sat and devoured it in a couple hours. Now I need to grab the other books in the series and I am so looking forward to Jennifer, The Red Panda’s book with Lewis!!!
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Shunned No More, A Lady Forsaken Book One
A lady Shunned by all…
A lord Betrayed by one…
An impossible match, destined to be…
Forgotten No More, A Lady Forsaken Book Two
A lady forgotten by all…
A man mesmerized by one…
A love neither can abandon…
Scorned Ever More, A Lady Forsaken Book Three
A man willing to sacrifice all…
A woman determined to take everything…
A love lost forever…
Christmas Ever More, A Lady Forsaken Book Four
A lady seeking forgiveness for her past…
A woman forging a new path in life…
A girl lost and in search of a place to belong…
A trio of women holding out hope for three different holiday miracles…
Christmas ever more.
Hidden No More, A Lady Forsaken Book Five
A lady concealed from society…
A man uncovering the secrets of his past…
A love neither can hide…
I bought this book with my own hard earned cash because I met this author and didnt know she was a writer….LOL I knew she read for an author friend but didnt know she was until one day it “clicked” in my head. Then I was like DUH ANGIE!! So since I was going to be meeting her in Vegas, I bought a book to read.
Now I like Historical books but they are not for everyone. Now most historical that I have read have some naughty sex in it…nope not a drop of naughty here til like 97% so if you want smutty then this is not for you. HOWEVER, this book is good with chemistry. I was forever screaming at Brock and Viola to “just get with it and kiss already!!” I mean the two are sooo perfect for each other but are to busy gettin’ in their own dang way!!
Brock returns from the military to all his family members being gone. He is the only member remaining. His goals are to ruin the woman who ruined his family, get a wife and have kids……simple right!!?? LOL
Viola ran far far far away from high society after she was involved in the death of two young socialites. She has been in hiding and trying to make amends for what she did. She wants to just breed horses and live a quiet life. A husband and family are not in her future because she doesn’t deserve them.
Well as you know, your two enemies meet. The chemistry is CRAZY good. The first kiss was great even though we know Brock is gonna flip his lid when he finds out he is lusting over the enemy. The woman he is sworn to DESTROY!! Ok a bit over the top there Brock but he is a man on a mission.
So this story starts to unravel. There is alot of deceit and betrayal happening behind Viola’s back. She thinks it is Brock and when they have a showdown…WOW!! She kicked his butt *High 5 Viola*. But when we see Brock realizing Viola is a changed woman…swoon……
I cannot wait for book 2. I want to know all about Viola’s bestie Ruby. She has some skeletons in her closet that is prolly gonna be getting aired out VERY VERY soon!!
I received this book from the author for an honest review.
*Puts my hand in the air to stop you* Now wait a minute and hear me out……This author has made me love Historical Romance again. I read historical but really had kinda walked away from the genera because I wanted smut *Snickers* and I wasn’t finding any historical stories that really grabbed my attention. WELLLLLLL that is so not the case now.
Ok so I met and talked with the author for several weeks before realizing she was an author!! The fact she never pushed her stuff on me made me wanna read her even more. So I shelled out a few coins and fell in love with Lady Vi and Lord Brock. Their story was crazy good. The chemistry was awesome BUT the whole time I wanted to know about Vi’s bestie Ruby and Brock’s bro from another mother, Harold. The two are so right for each other and are so busy with dealing with family drama.
The book starts with Harold noticing Ruby and remembering her as a small child. They were friends who grew up playing together. They are thrown together again because of their mutual acquaintances. Harold is noticing Ruby doing some shady things and decided to be her white knight and rescue the damsel in distress. Along the way, Harold begins to realize his feelings for Ruby might be more than just “friendly”…GASP the scene at the theater……..Oh *fans self* Mr. Jakeston……Why can I sit next to you next time??? Throughout this book, Ruby is investigating some truths she discovered about herself. She is secretly investigating with the help of Harold whether she wants it or not!!
Harold is not looking to go into the family Vicary. He is spending his life having fun until the day he must return home to a mundane life. He begins a bit of an adventure of his own with the help of a person from his past all the while trying to stop these growing feelings for Ruby. He knows she is way above him socially. The two get thrown together a lot and they soon begin to have “wondering hands”….OMG are those scenes hawt and spicy……I mean Wondering hands are always good reads right???
What I loved about this story besides hottie Harold and Ruby finding love?? Ellington or Ellie. She is a CHARACTER and I cannot wait for her book….and yes she is getting one!! She is such a spit fire and during a certain scene, she offered Harold some insight into what he should be doing in regards to Ruby. I was cracking up.
Well if you like good chemistry and some mystery? Then this book and series are a great addition to your reading.
I beta read this book from the author for an honest opinion.
*Wipes my eyes* WHY!! *Sobbing* Why didn’t I read the blurb to prepare my heart for this book. *Uncontrollable tears* WHHHHHHHHY!!!!!!! *throws tantrum on the floor*
*Several hours later and a lot of sherry later*
Ok I am now composed enough to discuss this amazing book Christina. I am a big HR reader. I love the erotic to the traditional. I love the people, the time and the talk of the books. I will say that Christina’s latest book is a mixture of traditional with a splash of erotic. If you read her other 2 books, you will see that she kicked up the spicy factor but it’s still tastefully written and nothing you won’t enjoy *wiggles eye brows* I will say this books characters drew me in like none of her other past characters have. I have loved each book and character even proclaiming that Harold is my Theater buddy (If you read book 2 you understand the reference) but this set of characters was amazing!!
So this book takes us back to BEFORE book 1. We are learning about the awful Drake from the other 2 books….you know THAT guy who is terrible to Ellington. Yeah THAT GUY. So we hate him right?? WELLLLL you might change your mind after reading this book. I mean I fell in total and complete love with him. I messaged Christina the entire time I was reading growling at bad stuff that was happening to him!! YEAH CAN YOU BELIVE IT!! ME EITHER!!
So our buddy Andrew/Drake is a total rakeshell. He and his buddy Benji/Chastain like to seduce other men’s wives for sport. They don’t even care what people think of them. Well fast forward to a new man. 10 years have passed and Andrew is over his dawg ways. Then he spots a beauty. He must get to know her…well Benji has NOT changed and so he also wants too get to know her. The two men pretty much are after her for separate reasons. Andrew because his heart really wants her but Benji just to “get the girl’ from his best friend….brother from another mother.
Lorelei is drawn to Andrew but her DUTY is to form an attachment to Benji. It seems out little lady is a bit of a *GASP* Spy. She wants what Benji has to save her family and her life from Napoleon!!! Yup not goooooood. Lorelei and her family put on a huge ruse to get accepted by the Ton.
Well Things happen and I will not go into detail with all the business BUT Lorelei is to marry Benji….nooo you cry? ME TOO!!!! The chemistry, the angst, the love that comes from Lorelei and Andrew is intense. They seem to have bad timing. The story goes through about a year of them having almost and near misses. The final ending of the story…I will say from about 60% …….I couldn’t put it DOWN!! I devoured the book. I read through my tears. I read through my tantrum. I read through it alllllll and after I was a mess but a happy mess???? How can that be right????
I received this book from the author for an honest review.
Oh Harold *Swooning and sighing* Oh Brock *wipes my chin drool* OHHH Alex?? HRMMM New one to add to my men to lust over………
This is a great historical series to read. If you haven’t and love historical then please STOP and start with buying book 1. If you do, you will fall so in love with these characters and their love stories.
This novella is a sneak peek at our favorite couples Harold and Ruby plus Vi and Brock. Both ladies are looking for a redemption of sorts this holiday season. Vi wants forgiveness for what happened to Brock’s brothers and Ruby is looking for forgiveness from her sister who was abused at the hands of their awful father……Brock and Harold are looking to give their wives the best first holiday imaginable!!! Dude, reading about Harold being naughty in the linen closet…GASP! I do so love him!!
This book warmed my heart so much to see these couples striving and doing well. It also does a great job setting up Alex and Ellington’s book. She is a tough nut to crack but when Alex does, she is going to be a pile of gush like the other two ladies were.
I received this book from the author for an honest review.
Oh Ellie *SMH* What a troubled and hurtful life you had growing up under your fathers control. The Drake was not a good father. He was not kind, loving or in any way nurturing to you. The only thing he did was give you a lovely roof over your head, have a devoted half-sister for you and introduce you to Marce who is more a mother/friend for Ellie.
Alex *sigh* What a wonderful life you lived with Mrs. Dutton. Your parents abandoned you but still you grew up with love and devotion from this woman who sacrificed do much for you. You may have been cold, poor and hungry but you never went without love. The two of you had such a different life.
Ellie and Alex are thrown together because he is the hired stable hand at Ellie’s father’s home. She can’t stop watching him and wondering about him but she always treats him high handed and rudely. She is the bastard daughter of the Drake. She is his spitting image at times. Alex cannot stop watching Ellie out of the corner of his eye. Her sister asked him to keep an eye out for her. Alex finds he enjoys knowing she is there hiding in the shadows while he works but wonders why she is so mean when they do exchange words. She lived a wonderful life of riches how can she be so miserable???
Ellie is about to lose her home when a “new claim” is being made on her father’s estate. With Alex’s help they get the papers she needs to try and stop the new owner from taking over. The paper that Ellie gets sends her into a spiral…what she discovers is critical to not only her future but Alex’s as well. Now does she tell him or not? Does she risk losing all for a STABLE HAND???
The two have such an amazing journey in this story. You can see them both growing but Ellie’s growth knocked me off my socks. She makes such strides in overcoming her personality flaws for fear of ending up like her father….cold, miserable, heart broken and alone. Alex is stunned by what is discovered and cannot believe the changes it will make for his life but one thing he cannot risk is losing Ellie to his new life circumstances.
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Rules of Protection, Book 1-
It’s rule breaker Emily Foster’s birthday, and like everyone at The Jungle Room, she just wants to get some action. Unfortunately, she stumbles on the wrong kind, witnessing a mob hit. To protect her, she’s entered into the Witness Protection Program with by-the-book Special Agent Jake Ward as her chaperone.
When the location of their safe house is compromised, Jake stashes Emily deep in the Texas backwoods. The city-girl might be safe from the Mafia, but she has to contend with a psychotic rooster, a narcoleptic dog, crazy cowboys, and the danger of losing her heart to the one man she can’t have.
Jake’s as hot as he is infuriating, and she can’t help but push all his buttons to loosen him up. Their mutual, sizzling sexual attraction poses a dilemma: Jake’s determined to keep her safe and out of the wrong hands; she’s determined to get into the right ones—his.
Each book in the Tangled in Texas series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Playing with Fire, Book 2-
Nothing ignites a fire like the perfect match…
Anna Weber is every inch the proper librarian–old-fashioned, conservatively dressed right down to her tightly clipped flaming red hair. She’s just moved to a small Texas town, and is determined to spend time with her friend before she has to disappear. Relationships aren’t easy for her. She knows too well what it means to be burned. And the last thing she ever wants to do is fall in love…
Especially not with a fireman who’s hot enough to set the entire state of Texas on fire.
Cowboy can’t resist the fiery little librarian, and he’s determined to make her his. Beneath that prim-and-proper exterior is a woman he very much wants to know–if she’d let him. She’ll test his patience. His control. Hell, his very sanity. And for the first time, Cowboy wonders if he’s found the one fire he can’t control…
Law of Attraction, Book 3-
For single mom Bobbie Jo Weston, finding a husband is not on her to-do list. She’s focused on turning a run-down chicken farm into a Bed & Breakfast. She agrees to let a friend’s nephew stay with her in exchange for his handyman skills, but she wasn’t counting on the super sexy Seth Landry being that guy.
Seth has a special skill-set, all right, but it has nothing to do with hammering nails. As a retired member of The Resistance—an elite group of ex-military soldiers—his dark, unsettling past haunts him. He needs a place to lay low, and an out-of-the-way B&B is nothing short of perfect. The blonde beauty doesn’t trust men, and he doesn’t plan on sticking around long enough to change her mind.
The closer they get, the more they can’t seem to keep their hands off each other. And while Bobbie holds on to her fear of watching another man walk out of their lives, Seth’s mere presence has put them all in jeopardy. The only way to ever be free of his dangerous past is for him to accept one last mission…
I received this book from the author for an honest review.
Two author friends, who go by the name Elizabeth Hayley, tagged me on Facebook about possibly reading their friends new book. Hey, I love those ladies and their books crack me up so if THEY are in love with someone then I will love them too, Right?? I reached out to the author and asked for an advanced copy. OMG am I glad I did. I was laughing soooo hard at some many different lines in the book. I was even texting my friend/blogger/bestie Melinda with lines saying “you have gotta read this book”……
So this story begins with our main character at the bar with her besties Gina and Dale celebrating her birthday. She sees a hottie checking her out but decides against it. She strolls to the bathroom when said hottie finds her annnnd is not so hot….more slimey gross. Well she tries to shake him but he won’t take the hint so a Southern Gentleman plays the part of her “boyfriend” to make slime ball take the hint. Well another situation arises and Mr. Southern Gentleman needs her help again so she ends up lip locking him AGAIN!!!! Well Gina and Dale dare our girl to follow Mr. Southern Gentleman down the hallway to jump his bones but instead she sees slime ball getting killed. Well she runs and gets attacked by Jake, the Southern Gentleman but escapes him. She goes to the police station to report the murder but GASP Mr. Southern Gentleman appears and GASP he is a FEDERAL AGENT!!!!
SOOO Jake and our newly named Emily go into the Witness Protection to help take down Slime Balls killer. Well the chemistry between the two is awesome and she pretty much pouts and offers a no strings attached night but dang it if the bad guys don’t find them. So Jake and Emily go off radar. Jake is hiding Emily without the FBI’s approval. He takes her in to Deliverance country to hide out with his family. They are supposed to be boyfriend/girlfriend…… Which is news to Emily because they fight NONSTOP!!! Which makes the book insanely funny and fullllllll of sexual tension.
So while hiding out Emily and Jake fight over her jealousy of his ex, his jealousy of her flirting, her not being able to be domestic at all, him being overly alpha at every turn of the second hand on your watch, her only thinking about herself, him not taking her feelings into consideration, and on and on and on!! Now sometimes when I read a book like this I am like “seriously, enough already” but not once in this entire novel did I feel bored with them. I was in love with the characters and the story. I was shocked at how fast I flew through this book. I was so busy reading that when I hit 45% I was stunned and then next thing I knew I was at 88%. I mean WHERE DID IT GO!!! The story was just flying by and I wanted to know what would happened but I didn’t want the story to end.
The epilogue made me really happy and laught a lot. The epilogue had everything about the story you wanted to know…like about the boys, the ex, Junior, Henry and Floss and the rest of the town you have come to love.
The story has so many twist and turns. It is soo full of sexual innuendo and sexual chemistry. I yelled at both characters while also yelling with them at the other person. I have to tell you I CANNOT wait for more from this author and this series.
I received this book from the author for an honest review.
OK SO I freaking love this author. Her books crack me up. Her characters are loveable and at the same time you wanna smack them or kick them for being total jacka$$es. Now this is book 2 of the series but you don’t have to have read book 1 to understand but if you missed book 1, you will soooo wanna read it after reading this one.
We met Cowboy in book 1 when he was giving Jake a hard time about Emily. We loved his charm and flirty ways so I was really excited to finally get his book. He is suuuuch a “love ‘em and leave ‘em” guy that we can’t believe he has eyes for the uptight librarian. I mean I love Anna but she is a total shy, nerdy girl that everyone sees but doesn’t really see. Well Anna has had eyes for Cowboy for EVER but knew he never SAW her. When he does see her, she is floored and thinks he is looking for a notch on his bet. When she turns him does, he is FLOORED. Cowboy gets what he wants UNTIL Anna.
Anna is hiding in plain sight from Cowboy but also from her dark past. She won’t be in town for long but wanted to connect with her friend Bobbie Jo. Cowboy and Anna begin a dance of will they or wont they. Cowboy is all about claiming her but then freaks out about her innocents. Anna is all about keeping her guard but then Cowboy kisses her and BOOM forgets her hatred of him…..some seriously funny scenes are when she is yelling at him using “big words”…..
I loved these characters and I love the twists and turns regarding who is stalking Anna. I am really excited about who I think the next book will be abut. I really hope its Bobbie Jo because she really needs her own HEA after all that “germy” has done to her.
I received this book from the publisher via NetGalley for an honest review.
GUUURL!! Bobbie Jo you know I was not your friend in Book 1 right?? You know I was plotting with Emily to have some disfiguring accident happen or that you would get run over by Flossy’s tractor?? Something bad would happen!! THEN, like Emily, I warmed to you and saw the real you…not the superficial one that everyone else sees. The more I read about you and being a single mom, the more I felt bad for being so awful to you. I have been PATIENTLY waiting for this book….for your book because if ANYONE needs an HEA, it is YOU!!
Bobbie Jo has had a DRY SPELL…..no play since her little accident with her sperm donors little gift was received. So, she has finally decided to give a one night stand a try. When she spies a tall glass of water she is hopeful he can help her out buuuut as usual Jeremy screws that up or did he???? After yet another confrontation Bobbie Jo and said tall glass of water start to get hot and heavy and he walks away?? WHU??????
Bobbie is like PFFT with men and that is when her life changes forever….ya see Mr. Tall Glass of Water happens to turn up at her door and is her new Guest Boarder at her house…yes friends que to intense sexual chemistry!! Oh yeah Mr. Tall Glass of Water just happens to be Bobbie Jo’s boss’ nephews, Seth. Seems Seth needs to settle for a few weeks and clear his head.
Seth is like WTF when he sees Bobbie. He is then super confused when he is thinking his summer of clearing BOTH his brain will include a little bed hopping with Bobbie when he little Boy, Austin, comes home. Seth kinda freaks but sees how the 2 adore each other. Plus Austin us a super cool little kid!!!
So Bobbie and Seth have come to an “understanding” of no sex because she is his boss wile he is doing repairs on her farm…friends we ALL know that is so not gonna last. THE CHEMSITRY is crazy and then when he think they WILL…cock blocked …then we think they might and again more tension. Lets just say when they finally do…its was on like Donkey Kong!!
Now as we are beginning to see hearts growing and love forming, Seth’s past comes back and causes trouble as does Bobbie Jo’s sperm donor. This causes all kinds of complications for the two. They are so confused over what to do and what to say at times that that further causes issues.
So my favorite part of the book is when Seth gives Bobbie Jo a certain code word. Now I cant tell you the code word because when they pick the code words it was hilarious as hell but when he uses it……Lump in my throat friends….huge lump.
I have got to say, I loved this story. I loved seeing everyone together again and the epilogue was THE ABSOLUTE BEST EVER!!! It ties everything together for all the characters in the series.
Alison Bliss is a best-selling, award-winning author of humorous, contemporary romances. A born and raised Texan, she currently resides in the Midwest with her husband and her two kids. The youngest of five girls, she has never turned down a challenge or been called by the right name. Alison 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. She enjoys writing fun, steamy love stories with heart, heat, and laughter. Something she calls, “Romance…with a sense of humor.”
I married a wolf for “the good of the pack.” Ask me how that worked out. Now I’m a rejected mate with three kids, and a wolf in sequins and fierce heels is on my doorstep, promising she can breathe life into the dreams that died that day… if I’m willing to put my fate in her well-manicured claws.
I’ll get three questions.
Why did my ex tuck tail and leave me with a giant mess? What is he trying to prove by coming back? And am I brave enough to defy my pack and choose myself?
Oh, enough about him already. He had his chance. I’m ready for a new life.
Bibi le Bonnet is my fairy dragmother. The fabulous wolf will give me a total life makeover and the mating ceremony of my dreams… All I have to do is become a contestant on The Mating Game and choose a mate sight unseen after asking a few flirty questions in front of a live audience.
Three potential suitors.
After a shocking twist on stage, my chosen wolf is revealed as none other than superstar Logan Mathis. I’ve spent so many nights fantasizing about the famous actor, and now he’s on The Mating Game wooing the biggest homebody mom ever: me. Can I trust this wolf when he says he’s willing to claim me, or is it all an act to revive his career?
And three dates to find my forever.
Every date with Logan is time in the spotlight. I want to believe the fantasy, but am I fooling myself? Because my ex is back, and he’ll drag my pack into open war before he lets any other wolf have me.
At first it started a little slow for me. I would put it down, then pick it back up. I was intrigued. Cindy had been mated and left. Pedro was not her true mate. After he left her and her three kids. She agreed to go on The Mating Game. Logan is an out of work actor. He is one of the contestants that Cindy has to choose from. There is humor and action. I did enjoy this story. I loved Bibi so much. Bibi is the fairy dragmother…. Pam James
Kristen Strassel is far cooler than she’ll make herself sound in this bio. She enjoys spending time with the voices in her head—nudging the characters toward those bad decisions and a happily ever after. When she’s not writing, she’s often still in the land of make-believe—doing makeup for film and television. And when she’s not doing any of that, she enjoys making her house look like a Pinterest board, watching football, and road trips to the middle of nowhere.
From the bestselling author of The Perfect Child comes a shocking thriller about the disturbing complexities of a mother’s love and the deadly consequences of unravelling family secrets.
On a humid summer day in Alabama, a mayor’s wife turns up brutally murdered under a railroad bridge. Standing next to her body is fourteen-year-old Mason Hill, the autistic son of former Miss USA Genevieve Hill. The locals are quick to level their verdict on young Mason: he did it.
The town detective calls in local autism expert Casey Walker to consult on the case. At first, Casey tries to keep an open mind. But the more time she spends with Genevieve, the more her unease grows, and she suspects that Genevieve is doing more than just protecting her son.
Casey’s misgivings surrounding Genevieve’s story only intensify when she meets Savannah, Genevieve’s nineteen-year-old daughter. Savannah, as it turns out, has some disturbing secrets of her own. But as Casey dives ever deeper into the Hill family dynamic, her search for the truth leads to another shocking murder—one that shatters her understanding of the human condition in ways she never imagined.
Like most of Lucinda Berry’s books, this one comes with quite the twist. I always look forward to Lucinda’s books. When I think she can’t shock me more than she already has, she throws me for a loop I never expect but appreciate just the same.
Under Her Care starts off with a murder. The mayor’s wife no less. The main suspect is an autistic boy. We meet Casey Walker, an expert on autism itself. She tries to figure out what’s going on and who exactly killed this woman, while finding out secrets she’s not prepared for in the least.
I really liked the chapters titled “Then” – They were creepy and unsettling.
Just like the rest of Lucinda’s books, I do suggest going in blind. It’s much better that way. Much like the rest of her books, this one keeps you guessing. I can never figure out did the crime and I prefer it that way but it is fun trying to come up with theories.
If you like the rest of her books, I highly recommend this one as well. What’s even better is that they’re all standalones, so you don’t have to commit to a series if you don’t want to.
There was a fine line between love and hate, we walked it together.
I’m to be feared.
When your family is as much a friend as an enemy, there is no one to trust.
I am Javier Almanza.
No one can touch me. No one can hurt me …
Mari Belle Dominguez.
He was raised as family.
My brother’s best friend, my first kiss, and my first betrayal.
He planned to make me his Cartel Bitch.
The joke was on him; I’d never break nor would I bend.
I would fight until the end for myself.
My will was stronger than his want.
He would soon see.
This is book one in the Almanza Crime Family Duet and a full-length standalone romance. This is a dark, edge of your seat romantic suspense novel featuring an antihero, so there is a level of violence inside that may not be suitable for some readers. This is not meant to be an actual depiction of life inside a Cartel but rather a work of fiction meant to entertain.
I refuse to break at the hands of a man.
My situation makes me his.
He’ll never really have me.
I’ll never let him hurt me.
Until he claims more than my house, my body, and my life.
When Javier Almanza claims my heart, I’m no longer his cartel bitch.
No, I’m the queen.
I received this book from the author for an honest review.
Sweet Baby Jesus!! Javi, is so bad but also so good. He lives by a moral code or compass in this evil world which is his downfall or is it?
Mari has been tricked by her family and is broken but her love of her enemy is over powering through all the years of the book.
This couple….the book…..this story line. Oh man I seriously don’t know where in the heck to start. I mean the young, sweet, innocent love that Mari and Javi have is soooo pure in an evil world. When he is forced to marry her, will wont disrespect her that way. He wants her to freely choose him like he as done with her in his heart all those years ago. What kinda bad guy does that?? Bad guys take what they want much like her brother and Paco, their associate.
When Mari’s brother is involved in a coup to take over the leadership, she is forced to look at Javi through dirty lenses thanks to her brother. The heart ache I felt for her and Javi because they were both pawns in the drug cartel. Javi is destroyed when his heart is gone, and he hardens because no one will ever have this effect on him every again.
Seeing the years they two are apart and their struggles to handle life was hard but when everything is spilled and the secrets are revealed by her bother to Javi and Mari….OMG I seriously was broken. I hurt for HER. I mean I felt back for Javi but damn Mari is PISSED OFF!! I mean this woman is bad ass and she is going to kick some serious cartel ass. I feel for ANY MAN or WOMAN who TRIES to stop her. I cannot wait for Cartel Queen to drop!!!
I received this book from the author for an honest review.
Holy Crap on a Cracker!! This book!! Mari is some kinda FIERCE woman!! Javi is not supposed to be the man you love and yet….I. LOVED. HIM!! #AntiHeroLover
When book 1 of this duet ended, I was devastated much like Mari was. Her entire reason for being was dead by her horrible brother’s hand no less.
Seeing the fire and passion burning in her eyes and also in Javi’s, I knew this was going to be amazing!!! Granted they need to clear the air on what happened in the past. Javi is so lost as to WHY she left, and Mari Belle is so conflicted as to WHY she believed Javi really cared for her when she was “just a Cartel order”.
These two have traveled some roads to finally be together. Their passion is only fueled by the hatred for Mari’s brother. Dude has no clue what he has unleashed in his sister, but she is not going to be the passive Mari of the past…helllllla no. She is going to rise and be a new and improved Mari.
Javi is so possessed by his love for this woman yet so destroyed by her. The chemistry of their first kiss after all the years apart….HOLY HELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Don’t get me started on their fist of their things after being part *Wink*
I loved seeing the conflict they both feel over loving the other when so much has happened and so many lies have ruined what could have been. But man, both characters stand out for so many reasons. Mari is just FIERCE. I mean you just don’t mess with a momma bear or her cubs…you just don’t if you want to live. Javi is so hard but gets so squishy for the woman who has owned his heart since he was a teen.
Such an amazing duet and the cross overs by the Hellions and Devil’s Due was perfect for any fan of Chelsea’s books.
USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Chelsea Camaron is a small town Carolina girl with a big imagination. She is a wife and mom chasing her dreams.
She writes contemporary romance, erotic suspense, and psychological thrillers. She loves to write blue-collar men who have real problems with a fictional twist. From mechanics to bikers to oil riggers to smokejumpers, bar owners, and beyond, she loves a strong hero who works hard and plays harder.
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