Category Archives: Friends to Lovers

#WOTR24 #NewRelease #FriendsToLovers #DoubleReview- Confessions of Timber Creek, Timber Creek Series Book 2 by S.J. Chaynie

Elle Andrews is my best friend. The one I let slip away, and now, she’s my four year old daughter’s new nanny. I may have had ulterior motives when I convinced her to take the job, but she needed work, and I needed a replacement. The plan was easy. Get her into my space, and prove to her that despite the past, I’ve always been hers. But when disturbing news about her parents surfaces, and four years of buried tension comes out, the plan takes an unexpected turn. There are three sides to every story. Yours. Theirs. And the truth.

Book 2 of the Timber Creek Series. Series will contain interconnected standalones.


Review by Twinsie Angie

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

EASTON!!!  GAH!! I don’t know how many times I was messaging the author is regards to my boyfriend.  I am not a person who highlights stuff but there were so many amazing lines from him to Elle…..I melted so many times.  Like I love him so freaking much!!

Ok so you get that I loved the book right???  Now this is the 2nd book in the series but trust me what I say you don’t need to read book 1 to get this book.  I will say you totally need to read it because we see the Easton/Elle dance and well it made me totally love him before I read this book.

Easton is one of the town police officers who has loved Elle his entire life.  He can’t imagine not having her around and right when he gets the nerve to tell her…he makes an epic mistake and ruins it all. Elle has had a crap life.  She finally gets things in order and opens up to Easton and then…..GROWL

I loved Easton and Elle.  The dance they do the whole book is amazing.  They both want the other, but Elle is being stubborn annnd yes she has the right to be but…gesh Elle!!!  Easton knows he messed up and will do anything to get his girl to admit she wants to be with him too.

The banter and chemistry is so good. His zingers to get her attention made me laugh so many times. But guys…..omg the charity auction…..lets just say I saw Easton in a whole new light!!  MMMMMMM  Yes I liked it too.

This book has me glued to it and I was not happy when I had to put it down. I read it so fast I feel like I need to reread it to enjoy it all over again!!!

Review by: Twinsie Melinda

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

First off this is a new to me author and I can absolutely tell you I will be reading more of her books.  I could not put this one down.  It had me turning the pages like crazy I did not want to set this one down.  There was so many twist that I didn’t see coming.

Elle and Easton were childhood friends but as they grew Elle felt something more for Easton. When things were headed towards something more than just friends the rug was pulled out from beneath Elle. Just like any other time in her life when things were going well something happened that turned her world upside down. Four years later and Easton was determined to make Elle his. When the stars started to line up for him, he jumped at the chance to try to make her his.

I loved Elle and Easton the chemistry between them was thick. To watch them was like spinning magnets on a table repelling when they don’t line up but when they connect OH BOY do these two connect.  Let me just say charity auction. I enjoyed the side characters also and I like getting to know them a bit.  I need to go back and read the first book and I am on pins and needles waiting for the next book.

S.J. Chaynie is a small-town Texas girl who has found a love for writing. She enjoys writing romance, with a sprinkle of suspense, and a little humor. If she is not busy writing her newest ideas, she is spending time with her husband and two beautiful daughters. She believes a good book and a lot of laughs is the best medicine. She brings suspense, love, angst, and sometimes the occasional heartbreak to her stories. Always a HEA, but every character and story she holds close to her heart and hopes they touch yours as well.

#BookPromo – The Raven Trilogy by Savannah Blayke

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Raven’s Heart – A Dark Romantic Suspense

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#review #bestfriendstolovers Insta Love (Her Dominant Alpha) by Brooke Kinsley

Paige Manning has the seemingly perfect life, a respectable husband, a nice house in the suburbs and an easy job. But it doesn’t matter how many people envy her, she still can’t shake the feeling that everything’s wrong and of course, husband, Arthur is at the center of her troubles.

With her life in turmoil, she finds herself casting her mind back to being a teenager when the real love of her life, Sean was in her arms. If only their relationship wasn’t harboring not one, but two dark secrets. Things that could never let her sleep easy again…

With an aching desire to resolve the past, she seeks out Sean, now a successful psychiatrist. Posing as a patient, she reveals all and soon he can’t stop himself from falling in love again. But after eight years, life is increasingly complicated and both of them will have to learn to face the impossible.

Will Sean be able to stop himself falling into old Dominating Patterns? Or will Paige be only too happy to be his Little Girl again?

Warning, this book contains sexual and graphic content. Take responsibility for your own sexual pleasure .



Review by Twinsie Dee

When Paige goes to get help with the hot psychiatrist she just hope he remembers her from high school. When he does things start to steam up. After seeing Sean, Paige has to not only relive her past but deal with her husband at home. This story is very well written but very strange with the relationship of the characters.

Brooke Kinsley is a canadian poet who began sharing her confessional style stories in 2017

The truth is – love is complicated, painful at times but, it takes you to places you have never been before

My mission: write passionate romance with blazing hot scenarios and the ideal mixes of heart, flirt, and comedy filled with a large dosage of HEA ❤️‍🔥

#WOTR23 #FriendsToLovers #Audio #FamilyStory – The Wedding Driver, Love in the Adirondacks by Jen Talty, narration by Skye Allen

Love in the Adirondacks—where hearts come together like the moon and the stars shining bright in the sky, showing the boats the way home at night.

The Wedding Driver: He’s been making dreams come true for a decade. Never in a million years did he believe his dream was a boat ride away.

Tonya Johnson has been in love with the elusive Foster Landon for as long as she can remember. However, other than their mutual business arrangement of her wedding planning business and the fact that he takes newlyweds around the bay on his antique boat shortly after their nuptials, he barely gives her the time of the day. Well, she’s tired of being ignored and decides it’s time Foster Landon takes her out on a proper date.

Foster Landon had his heart broken once and he doesn’t plan on letting that happen again. While he believes in love, it’s not for him. Not anymore. That is until Tonya asked him to take him for a boat ride. And not a wedding ride. He should say no, but he couldn’t resist her smile. Besides, of all the wedding planners in the area, she brought him the most business. Who was he to say no? However, he wasn’t prepared to lose his heart and find himself wanting to become a groom.

Cover by Charity Hendry Designs


Review by Twinsie Angie

I purchased this audio book.
I love a good romance and I needed something after reading a dark romance. I have read Jen’s stories before and loved the “feel good” love story so I knew this would be the perfect palette cleanser for me.
Tonya and Foster, LAWD ya’ll are a hot mess. They both want to be with the other but they both have fears….UBER FEARS. Tonya is afraid of losing her best friend. She would rather be with him as a friend then not at all. Foster, damn he has a giant-sized fear closet. He has every single right to be afraid but at the same time he is standing still while time flies by him.
When Tonya takes that step forward, it delights and scares Foster. He jumps forward and then runs the heck backward. I felt the couple had a lot of back and forth. Both afraid but also hurting the other with the indecisions. They both need to take a step back at times since they…well he mainly…runs for the hills.
I enjoyed the story except for the miscommunications but hey who wants to see hurt lovers? No one right!! But I did enjoy the twisted and weaving Foster’s past with his wife, child, and his past. I loved Tonya’s grandpa Maxwell. He was the best side character ever.
I didn’t realize this book was part of a series so now I want to go and listen to the story of Tonya’s sisters and their stories. The ladies were great big sisters who also gave their sister a kick in the butt when she needed.

Jen Talty is the USA Today Bestselling Author of Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, and Paranormal Romance. In the fall of 2020, her short story was selected and featured in a 1001 Dark Nights Anthology. She is currently contracted to write in the With Me in Seattle series by Kristen Proby with Lady Boss Press, as well as Susan Stoker’s Special Forces: Operation Alpha and Elle James’s Brotherhood Protectors.

Regardless of the genre, her goal is to take you on a ride that will leave you floating under the sun with warmth in your heart. She writes stories about broken heroes and heroines who aren’t necessarily looking for romance, but in the end, they find the kind of love books are written about :).

She first started writing while carting her kids to one hockey rink after the other, averaging 170 games per year between 3 kids in 2 countries and 5 states. Her first book, IN TWO WEEKS was originally published in 2007. In 2010 she helped form a publishing company (Cool Gus Publishing) with NY Times Bestselling Author Bob Mayer where she ran the technical side of the business through 2016.

Jen is currently enjoying the next phase of her life…the empty nester! She and her husband reside in Jupiter, Florida.

Grab a glass of vino, kick back, relax, and let the romance roll in…

#BookPromo #Freebie Control Us (Next Generation, #1) by J.M. Walker


She was innocent.
After Luna Stone and I went from friends to lovers, my only purpose was showing her how worthy I was. But how could I convince her when I didn’t believe it myself?
I craved her touch and her smiles but most of all, her heart.
I vowed to protect her and show her father that I could be the man for his daughter.
I pushed.
She pulled.
And when all was said and done, I’d have to go through an even higher power to prove that I deserved her…


He was quiet.
Zach Porter and I had been friends since we were kids, but it had never amounted to anything more than that. Until now.
But as close as we were getting, he was still closed off.
He protected his heart and put up walls, even though he had no reason to.
He shoved.
I grabbed hold and never let go.
If I didn’t fight for what was ours, he’d succumb to his demons and believe their vicious words telling him that he’s not good enough. To give up.
On us.

#WOTR #AttendingAuthor #SeriesStarter Marry Me (Lyrics and Love) Book #1 by Samantha Lind

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.



I bought this book and this is my honest opinion

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 the  woman 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.

#WOTR22 #newRelease #Paranormal #Dragons #FakeDating #SlowBurn #Standalone – The Dragon’s Fake Fiancee (Shifters of Rawr County Series) by Sophie Stern

The Dragon's Fake Fiancée (Shifters of Rawr County Book 6) by [Sophie Stern]

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.

What could possibly go wrong?


Review by Twinsie Angie

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!!!

Sophie Stern writes paranormal and contemporary romance stories for her amazing readers across the globe. When she’s not busy writing, you can find her pole dancing, traveling, or reading zombie novels.

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#WOTR22 #NewRelease #Military #FriendsToLovers #2ndChance – Thistle Tattoo by Tricia Andersen

Can Morgan’s love save Rhett from himself?
Death seems like the only answer for Rhett. The nightmares of a war he left behind keeps him from sleeping and pushes him closer to the edge. Moments before he can take his own life, however, his high school best friend, Morgan, shows up at his motel door in all her purple haired glory. She offers him a place to live in her apartment, a job at her tattoo parlor and a new chance at life. Can he put aside the feelings that he’s had for her since they were teenagers, or will his PTSD push her away like everyone else?
Morgan would do anything to keep Rhett safe. She brings him into her home, takes care of him and hires him to work for her in her shop. While she tells herself that it’s because he’s her best friend, she knows that it is more than that. She has loved him from the beginning., from the moment she began tutoring him in the school library. Can she hang on to him through the violent mood swings, the sneaky ex-finance who tries to win him back, everything else that tries to pull them apart or will she lose him forever?


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Review by Twinsie Angie

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

I read this book when it was in an anthology.  I was excited when Tricia said she was expanding the story of Rhett and Morgan.  The anthology short story was good but the expansion was even better.

Rhett and Morgan were high school “friends”.  She was the nerd hired to tutor the high school jock.  They didn’t realize how in love they had fallen but high school being high school neither would face the music of friends for being with the other so they stayed silent with their longing.

Fast forward to Morgan saving Rhett from the darkest place he could imagine being after the War.  Rhett has serious PTSD and Morgan is all in for saving her friend and the man of her dreams.

Rhett and Morgan have a lot to deal with between her admirers and his ex-fiancée. Plus, they have to deal with his mental health from the war. The scars he carries are traumatic.  They have some blurring of boundaries and looking at what they want.

When Rhett and Morgan finally admit what they want they story is amazing and then another twist I didn’t see coming.  I was so invested in the couple and loved every chapter of the book,  I would have loved even a few more…..

Tricia Andersen lives in Iowa with her husband and her three children. 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.

For the past five years, Tricia has been a member of Hard Drive Performance Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, an affiliate of Roufusport in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She has experience in kickboxing and currently trains in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Even though she has never competed in an MMA cage, she’s witnessed and been a part of a fighter’s journey from fight camp to their walk to the cage. She also has competed in jiu jitsu.

#review #partofaseries Perfect Night (Mason Creek 4) by Terri E. Laine  

Emma Hawkins is sure her life is set. She’s finally leaving Mason Creek behind, the small town she’s lived in her entire life.

That is until her former high school crush, Aiden Faulkner, strides back into town. The hot new Deputy Sheriff still gives her butterflies and is in a perfect position to help as she deals with the mystery surrounding tragedy that has struck her life.

When she asks for his help, she knows it’s a lot for him to keep her request a secret. Only, the time they spend together doesn’t go unnoticed. Rumors threaten everything, including their growing connection.

Undeniable attraction has never been their problem.

Timing is.

With her not so perfect fiancé in the rearview mirror, it becomes impossible for Aiden and her to remain just friends.

They say love is patient.

And Aiden’s been patiently waiting to give Emma that one perfect night.



Review by Twinsie Dee

I bought this book and this is my honest opinion

Emma came back home to show her Fiance her small town and to meet her dad. But after a fight her dad left the house and never came home next thing Emma knew she was having to plan his funeral and nothing made sense. Things were changing for her in more ways then one both her parents where gone, and now she had a house and her father’s bar in Mason creek and she wasn’t ready to give up either yet. Aiden came back to town after being with the LAPD but was ready to be home and took a job at the police station. They both had a thing for each other but it was never the right time but the feelings were there and everyone knew it. When Emma had a weird feeling that her dad didn’t die of a heartattack like they claimed she asked Aiden to help her off the records and to prove her father was murdered… will these 2 find their way into each other’s arm despite their being a wedding in Emmas future or will they hold onto their feelings and move on with their lives

Terri E. Laine, USA Today bestselling author, left a lucrative career as a CPA to pursue her love for writing. Outside of her roles as a wife and mother of three, she’s always been a dreamer and as such became an avid reader at a young age.

Many years later, she got a crazy idea to write a novel and set out to try to publish it. With over a dozen titles published under various pen names, the rest is history. Her journey has been a blessing, and a dream realized. She looks forward to many more memories to come.