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Review: Sweet Rivalry by K. Bromberg

February 27, 2017

Sweet Rivalry by K Bromberg
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone
Release - February 28, 2017
Genre - Contemporary Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 4 out of 5
Length - 120 pages

Ryder Rodgers had a plan.

He was going to stride into the conference room, do the required song and dance over the next five days, and win the biggest contract of his career. But when he walked in and heard the voice of one of his competitors, all his plans were shot to hell.

Harper Denton. She was always on top. In college. First in their class. Always using every advantage to edge him out to win the coveted positions. The only one who could beat him. His academic rival. More like a constant thorn in his side. And his ego’s.

When he heard her voice, he was brought back to years before. To the bitter taste of being second best. But the woman who meets his gaze is nothing like the drab wallflower he used to know. Hell no. She was all woman now: curves, confidence, and staggering sex appeal. And no doubt, still brilliant.

The fact that she’s gorgeous and bright won’t distract him. This time, Ryder’s determined to be the one on top. But not if Harper can help it.

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Review: Roman's Having Sex Again by Nikki Ashton

Roman's Having Sex Again by Nikki Ashton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone
Release - February 28, 2017
Genre - RomCom
Heroine POV - 1st person
Heat - 2 out of 5
Length - 323 pages

"My life is shite, and more boring than an iced finger – it’s basically bread for goodness sake; where’s the cream? To top it all off my boss, Roman ‘The Ego’ Hepburn, hates me."

Summer James has suffered a devastating change to her life, one that could shape her future and to make matters worse she now has a new boss. Not such a major problem, some would think, but that boss is Roman Hepburn. He's rude, grouchy and impatient and has a damn fine ass!

Very quickly her feelings for the dark, brooding, Roman change and it soon becomes evident that some highly charged sexual tension has been bubbling under the surface, and Roman makes it clear that he intends to make Summer his.

Will Roman succeed in getting the girl, and if he does will he succeed in keeping the girl? Or will circumstances and Roman's hilariously strange, but loveable family, send Summer tottering to the hills on her six inch heels?

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Review: Pin Me Down by Holly Dodd

Pin Me Down by Holly Dodd
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - Brewhouse #2
Release - February 28, 2017
Genre - Contemporary Second Chance Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 4 out of 5
Length - 206 pages

Mia Reynolds isn't interested in relationships. She refuses to follow the same troubled path her codependent mother traveled. Now that she's graduated from college and has a real job, paying her loads of money, the world is hers for the plucking. She doesn't need a man at her side, keeping her from having fun. Especially Regi, whose brandy-brown eyes and gravelly voice have haunted her since high-school. Together they're gunpowder and fire, explosive but dangerous. She's only willing to give him her body, but never her heart.

Regi O'Connell has been concealing his heartbreak for years. Despite the endless parade of women in his bed, throwing panties at him like confetti, there's only one who girl who has claimed him, heart and soul. But Mia refuses to give him a chance outside of the sheets. He's her dirty little secret, one she has no plans on revealing to the world.

Sometimes all it takes is one incident, one flash of regret, to change who you were, and become who you are meant to be. Mia's heart is unyielding, a lockbox without a key. She needs to let him in, or let him go. He's giving it one more shot to show the women of his dreams that love doesn't make you weak, but stronger than steel.

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Review: Going Down Hard by Carly Phillips

Going Down Hard by Carly Phillips
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - Billionaire Bad Boys #3
Release - February 21, 2017
Genre - Contemporary Romance
Dual POV - 3rd person
Heat - 3.5 out of 5
Length - 280 pages

Derek West rose from poverty to take the tech world by storm. He's sexy, confident and gets any woman he wants. And who he wants is Cassie Storm, the rich girl he’s never been good enough for.

She’s desperate to save her family company and there’s only one man who can help. But Derek isn’t interested in helping. He wants to possess both the company and the woman he’s never been able to forget.

His plan? To screw her out of his head. Except once he’s had a taste of Cassie, he doesn’t want to let her go. Her family remembers where he came from, and they won’t allow it. When the truth about their pasts comes to light, though, it may be Cassie who’s going down hard.

Review: Don't Speak by Katy Regnery

February 26, 2017

Don't Speak by Katy Regnery
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - A Modern Fairytale #5
Release - February 27, 2017
Genre - Second Chance Fairytale Retelling
Dual POV - 3rd person
Heat - 3 out of 5
Length - 429 pages

A fisherman’s daughter.
The governor’s son.
Two very different worlds.

In this modern retelling of The Little Mermaid, a fisherman’s daughter from an Outer Banks island untouched by time, meets the son of North Carolina’s governor at a fancy party where she’s working.

Laire, who wants so much more from life than her little island can offer, is swept away by wealthy, sophisticated Erik, who is, in turn, entranced by her naiveté and charm. The two spend a whirlwind summer together that ends on the knife-point of heartbreak and forces them to go their separate ways.

Years later, when fate leads them back to one another, they will discover the terrifying depth of the secrets they kept from each other, and learn that shattered hearts can only be healed by a love that willfully refuses to die.

Review: The Hot One by Lauren Blakely

The Hot One by Lauren Blakely
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - One Love #3
Release - February 27, 2017
Genre - Second Chance RomCom
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 4 out of 5
Length - 300 pages

Ever notice that sometimes a guy will do something really stupid, like let the love of his life slip through his fingers?

Yeah. I'm that guy. But the moment I run into the woman I once loved madly, I’ve got one goal and one goal only—a second chance. The plan? Go big or go home.

Fine, at first glance, stripping naked at my ex-girlfriend's place of work might not seem like the brightest way to win her heart again. But trust me on this count—she always liked me best without any clothes on. And you've got to play to your strengths when you're fighting an uphill battle. As a lawyer, I know how to fight, and I'm prepared to fight hard for her. Because sometimes you need a second chance at first love.

He's the one who got away . . .
The nerve of Tyler Nichols to reappear like that at my job, showing off his rock-hard body that drove me wild far too many nights. That man with his knowing grin and mischievous eyes is nothing but a cocky jerk to saunter back into my life. Except, what if he's not . . .? I've tried like hell to forget him, but maybe I'm cursed to remember the guy I fell madly in love with eight years ago. Lord knows I’m not over him, so what's the harm in giving him a week to prove he's changed in the ways that matter?

After all, how do you resist the hot one…

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Review: Grip by Kennedy Ryan

Grip by Kennedy Ryan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Standalone - Grip #1
Release - March 2, 2017
Genre - Contemporary Romance
Trope - brother's best friend
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 3.5 out of 5
Length - 384 pages
Review of the prequel, Flow

Resisting an irresistible force wears you down and turns you out. I know. I've been doing it for years.

I may not have a musical gift of my own, but I've got a nose for talent and an eye for the extraordinary. And Marlon James - Grip to his fans - is nothing short of extraordinary.

Years ago, we strung together a few magical nights, but I keep those memories in a locked drawer and I've thrown away the key. All that's left is friendship and work.

He's on the verge of unimaginable fame, all his dreams poised to come true. I manage his career, but I can't seem to manage my heart.

It's wild, reckless, disobedient. And it remembers all the things I want to forget.

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Review: Flow by Kennedy Ryan

Flow by Kennedy Ryan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Grip #0.5
Release - February 25, 2017
Genre - Contemporary Romance
Trope - brother's best friend
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 2 out of 5
Length - 126 pages

In 8 years, Marlon James will be one of the brightest rising stars in the music industry.

Bristol Gray will be his tough, no-nonsense manager.

But when they first meet, she’s a college student finding her way in the world, and he’s an artist determined to make his way in it.

From completely different worlds, all the things that should separate them only draw them closer.

It’s a beautiful beginning, but where will the story end?

FLOW is the prequel chronicling the week of magical days and nights that will haunt Grip & Bristol for years to come. GRIP is the full-length conclusion of their story.

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Review: Pucked Off by Helena Hunting

February 24, 2017

Pucked Off by Helena Hunting
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Standalone - Pucked #6
Release - February 21, 2017
Genre - Contemporary Sports Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 3.5 out of 5
Length - 278 pages

I’m NHL defenseman Lance Romero, AKA Lance “Romance."

I’m notorious for parties and excess. I have the most penalty minutes in the league. I get into the most fights. I take the most hits. I’m a player on and off the ice. I’m the one women with no inhibitions want.

Not because I like the notoriety, but because I don’t know how to be any other way.

I have secrets. Ones I shared with the wrong person, and she used them against me. Sometimes she still does. I should cut ties. But she makes it difficult, because she’s the kind of bad I deserve.

At least that’s what I believed until someone from my past gets caught up in my present. She’s all the good things in this world. She lights up my dark.

I shouldn’t want her.

But I do.

I should leave her alone.

But I won’t.

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Review: Preppy: Part Two by T.M. Frazier

February 23, 2017

Preppy Part Two by TM Frazier
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The Life & Death of Samuel Clearwater - King #6
Release January 24, 2017
Genre - Dark Contemporary Romance
Primarily Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 3 out of 5
Length - 282 pages
Review of book 1, Preppy Part One

Preppy finds himself back in a world he once loved, but no longer recognizes. His dim smile can’t hide his inner turmoil and the people he views as family all suddenly feel like polite strangers.

Except for one person. A girl with dark eyes and even darker hair.
A girl who isn’t even an option.

At least, not anymore.

Dre can’t decide who she’s going to listen to. Her heart, her head, or her body. Because two out of those three things have her heading right back to Logan’s Beach. Closure is what she tells herself she’s seeking, but when she unlocks doors that were never meant to be opened she soon discovers that when it comes to Samuel Clearwater, closure might NEVER be an option.

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Review: Cross Checked by Kristen Hope Mazzola

February 22, 2017

Cross Checked by Kristen Hope Mazzola
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Standalone - Shots on Goal #2
Release - February 23, 2017
Genre - Contemporary Sports Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 2 out of 5
Length - 214 pages

One accident - a freaking car crash. That’s all it took to send my life into a tailspin.
Little did I know that out of the wreckage, everything would fall into place. I would get everything I had ever worked for.
Little did I know that I would find the woman who would cross check my life, flipping everything upside down.
Even though she's melting the ice that surrounds my heart, I'm still waiting for the other shoe to drop. Will I ever be able to find my footing or am I destined to stay pinned against the boards?

Review: Whisper of Love by Melissa Foster

February 21, 2017

Whisper of Love by Melissa Foster
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor, MD #5
Release - February 22, 2017
Genre - Contemporary Romance
Dual POV - 3rd person
Heat - 3 out of 5
Length - 300 pages

Tempest Braden adores her family and her small hometown, but sometimes too much of a good thing can be confining. At almost thirty, having watched most of her siblings find true love, she’s anxious to experience her own happily ever after, and the move to Pleasant Hill, Maryland, is just the change she needs. When she rents a room from ruggedly handsome, and closed-off, artist Nash Morgan and his adorable son, Phillip, she thinks she’s found a little slice of heaven on the outskirts of town, where she can concentrate on building her business. That is, if she can ignore the undeniable heat between her and the sinfully hot single father.

When Nash bought his farmette, he had one goal in mind—to provide a loving, stable home for his son. He never imagined he’d be raising Phillip alone, or renting out a room to keep their heads above water. Then again, he never imagined losing his brother, or spending two years sailing around the world with parents who seemed to forget one son was still alive.

Sparks fly from the moment Tempest moves in, and her positive energy and inquisitive nature brings new life into Nash and Phillip’s quiet, confined world. For the first time in years, Nash wants to let a woman into his world, but while his loss made him stronger, that strength came at a price, leaving him walled off and wary of opening his heart again.

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Review: The Lost Healer by Rachel Robins

The Lost Healer by Rachel Robins
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Prequel - Dragons of Kjota #1
Release - December 7, 2016
Genre - Fantasy
Heroine POV - 3rd person
Heat - 2.5 out of 5
Length - 110 pages

When raiders come to Daelfjord, Frida is taken away from her home and everyone she's ever known, doomed to a life of slavery. Although she belongs to Agnarr, lord of Groenthjal, she can't seem to escape the attention of Daegal, the town's resident magician. Sparks fly as their personalities clash, but it is eventually Daegal who helps her escape from the raiders. The magician has his own plans for Frida's newfound freedom, however, and it isn't for her to return home to Daelfjord. Instead, he is convinced that her very existence was prophecized and that she will be instrumental in battling the evil forces coming from the Borderlands.

All Frida wants is to return home, to her comfortable life of healing the sick and wounded, but it seems that fate has other plans for her. Will she eventually get what she wants? Or will she only trade Agnarr's slavery for Daegal's control?

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Review: Tapout by J.C. Valentine

February 20, 2017

Tapout by JC Valentine
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Wayward Fighters #2
Release - July 8, 2014
Genre - MMA Fighter Romance
Trope - second chance
Dual POV - 3rd person
Heat - 3 out of 5
Length - 368 pages
Review of book 1, Knockout

History brought them together. Circumstances may keep them apart.

Alyson Blake’s past left her with scars. Scars that she tried to fix the only way she knew how—by helping others. But actions have consequences, and Alyson is about to find out that being naïve is no excuse.

Fighting is Jamison Weston’s passion. Alyson is his obsession. Despite the past and a few lingering concerns, their relationship is as solid as ever. Until a shocking lie is uncovered and all of his plans begin to unravel. Now, Jami is rushing to pick up the pieces, but as relationships are put to the test, will he be strong enough to keep it together, or will it all just fall apart?

Review: Knockout by J.C. Valentine

Knockout by JC Valentine
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Wayward Fighters #1
Release - April 6, 2014
Genre - MMA Fighter Romance
Trope - second chance
Dual POV - 3rd person
Heat - 3 out of 5
Length - 420 pages

From the wrong side of the tracks...

Alyson Blake had learned early on that the only one she could depend on was herself. The only light in her life was a boy whom everyone agreed was destined for prison; but with his first kiss, he had set her soul on fire. Since the day the police dragged him away in handcuffs, she had managed to lead a quiet life, but when she attends an event fraught with mayhem, trouble resurfaces.

The one person she can’t forget...

Jamison Weston is the kind of guy dads load their shotguns for; endowed with a hot temper and a rap sheet as long as both tattooed arms. Known as “The Judge,” Jami’s hot temper, lethal fists, and cocky attitude have earned him respect and admiration both in and out of the ring. But just when he thinks he’s pummeled his past to death, Alyson Blake reenters his life.

Two paths collide…

After years of separation, Alyson is eager to reexplore the man who’s never left her thoughts, but for Jamison, she’s both the distraction he wants, but doesn’t need. As the two embark on a relationship that neither of them expected or bargained for, an outside threat closes in. When Alyson crosses the line of professionalism and takes her work home with her, her life is put in danger, leaving Jamison with no choice but to once again step in and become her protector.

WARNING **Book One in a two part story.** This book contains a mild cliffhanger ending that will be resolved in book two.

Review: Just GONE by Renata W. Müller

February 19, 2017

Just Gone by Renata W Muller
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
7 Years Later Series #1
Release - November 16, 2016
Genre - Second Chance Romance
Dual POV - 3rd person
Heat - 1 out of 5
Length - 448 pages

It was without doubt that Lana Bell was the cleverest, sexiest, most inspiring and seductive girl Hayden Ravensdale had ever met. The attractive law student had burst into his life, blown his mind and changed everything. He was head over heels in love with her. He could not have foreseen the disaster awaiting him just around the corner. So when all of a sudden Lana disappears without a trace, Hayden’s whole world crumbles to pieces.
Had it all been a lie? Had she only been using the young and wealthy heir to a well-known international publishing firm?
When after 7 years of despair, pain, anger, hatred, and finally, emptiness, the disillusioned businessman unexpectedly comes face to face with the love of his youth, only to see his strictly organized life turn upside down again. Their chance encounter finds them both cast into a whirlwind of attraction, uncertainty, and doubt. Can he ever trust her again? Can he once more put his broken heart into the hands of this woman without the risk of ruining himself completely? Dare he even resist?
Can either of them possibly deny the physical attraction they feel towards each other?

Review: #1 Crush by T. Gephart

#1 Crush by T Gephart
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - #1 Series #1
Release - February 20, 2017
Genre - RomCom
Heroine POV - 1st person
Heat - 4 out of 5
Length - 316 pages

Tia Monroe was smart, sassy and successful. Sure, she could get a little crazy at times—life around Tia was never boring—but that was part of her appeal. And while she didn’t see herself as ‘classically beautiful’, she had no shortage of options in the boyfriend department. She just hadn’t found one who held her interest.

Until she laid eyes on Eric Larsson, and then it was lust at first sight.

He packed the perfect mix of smoldering sexy and unapologetic cool into his blond-haired, blue-eyed, ridiculously hot six-foot-four frame. One smile from him was enough to twist her insides, making her girlie bits tingle in the most delicious way. But it wasn’t just his looks, he was smart and funny—charming in the most a-dork-able way.

The only problem was . . . Tia had never actually met him.

Eric Larsson was one of Hollywood’s hottest movie stars, rising to the top of his game and leaving a trail of disintegrated panties in his wake. Tia’s were no exception—but she wasn’t delusional. Love, marriage and happily-ever-after were not part of her fantasy; she just wanted to meet him. Just one time. One time. Confident that just seeing him in the flesh would get him out of her system.

So, with her resolve steeled, Tia set off on a quest to make it happen while avoiding her mug shot being splayed across the five o’clock news.

The journey no doubt will make for one hell of a story.

Review: Lost in Between by K.L. Kreig

February 18, 2017

Lost in Between by KL Kreig
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Finding Me #1
Release - February 20, 2017
Genre - Contemporary Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 4.5 out of 5
Length - 344 pages

We all have one.
A price.
That magic number that will get us to agree to do anything, be anything.
Don’t sit on your gold-plated high horse and say you don’t because you do. Everyone does. Each of us has something we covet enough that we’d sell ourselves to have it.
What’s my tipping point, you ask? Apparently a cool quarter mil will do the trick.
What does one do for 250 large, you wonder? Anything the infamous, gorgeous playboy of Seattle wants. For the next four months I’ll be Shaw Mercer’s arm candy, his beck and call girl, his faux girlfriend. I’ll be his to command, mold, push and pull in any direction he sees fit.
I’ll fight falling into bed with him. I’ll fight falling in love with him even harder. I’ll fail at both. And when my past and present collide in the most unexpected of ways, I’ll learn that while one man’s love for me has never died, the only man’s love I really want will never be mine.

*If dirty-talking, dominant alphas are not your thing, move along. Mature, 18+ only. Book 1 in a 2-part duet.

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Review: Stryder by Maggie Ryan & Alta Hensley

February 16, 2017

Stryder by Alta Hensley & Maggie Ryan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - The Black Stallion Trilogy #2
Release - February 17, 2017
Genre - Contemporary Romance with D/s & suspense elements
Dual POV - 3rd person
Heat - 3.5 out of 5
Length - 289 pages
Review of book 1, Maddox

Dark… seductive… promise

Stryder Steele, along with his two brothers and father, lives by one code: Help all in need. Even if it means saving those who walk among the most sinister criminals in the world. Known as The Black Stallions, their mission is simple – provide rescue and safety to the innocents drawn into the evil depths of the underground.

Zoya Morozova has been kidnapped and ready to be sold at an underground human auction in Moscow. Being sold to the highest bidder, she has no idea her life is about to change when her new Master is the dark and mysterious… Stryder Steele.

Bad boy Stryder remembers the pain of being unable to save another but he’ll put his life on the line to save this beautiful Russian farm girl. When he buys Zoya with the purpose of rescuing her, he has no idea that she may have the power to rescue him as well.

Review: Wicked Charming by Nazarea Andrews

Wicked Charming by Nazarea Andrews
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - Wicked Ever After #1
Release - February 13, 2017
Genre - Erotic Cinderella Retelling
Hero POV - 1st person
Heat - 3.5 out of 5
Length - 156 pages

He’s at the top of the world.
He’s rich, sought after, and in control.
And he’s bored.
A string of one-night stands have left Samul Charming increasingly dissatisfied. When his mother pushes him to settle down, his best friends come up with a brilliant plan:
Audition the submissives at The Kingdom.
The problem is, Charm knows who he wants: the only girl to challenge him, while submitting as naturally as breathing.
But he can’t have her.
With the entire club watching and his parents expecting him to settle down, Charm decides to settle.
But love in the Kingdom is never simple and it is never painless.
And Charm is about to be reminded of that.

Review: Red by S.M. West

Red by SM West
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - Love in Color #1
Release - February 6, 2017
Genre - Romantic Suspense
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 3.5 out of 5
Length - 304 pages

Red. The color of extremes.

Tate Conrad’s existence is annihilated. Destroyed by two men: one, her hero and the other, her worst nightmare. She has nothing to lose.

Determined to survive, vengeance feeds her. There are no limits, no boundaries, not even death, in seeking liberation.

*******

Rylan Wolfe is driven.

A stellar FBI agent close to breaking the case of a lifetime. It’s more than career-making, it’s personal. Tate’s the linchpin to it all.

They need each other to succeed.

For Tate, is he her salvation or ruin?

Warning: This book contains graphic language, explicit sexual scenes and violence.
Recommended for readers 18+

Review: Possession by A.M. Johnson

Possession by AM Johnson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - Avenues Ink #1
Release - February 16, 2017
Genre - Second Chance Contemporary Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 3 out of 5
Length - 308 pages

Paige Simon was the only girl Declan ever loved. The only one capable of silencing his voices, the only person to ever have faith in who he was, until the day her faith turned to doubt and destroyed everything they’d made together.

Declan O ’Connell was the only person Paige could be herself with. The only one she could rely on, until the day she was forced to make a choice that would condemn them both.

They’ve had years apart, and second chances don’t belong to the damned. But when you come face to face with your savior, it’s almost impossible to walk away. In order to move beyond the sins of their past, and forever silence the demons in his head, they’ll have to risk it all.

But with love, there are real reasons to be afraid and, sometimes… your salvation is your damnation.

Review: Tempt Me by J. Kenner

February 14, 2017

Tempt Me by J Kenner
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - A Stark International Novella
Release - February 14, 2017
Genre Contemporary Romance
Heroine POV - 1st person
Heat - 4 out of 5
Length - 110 pages

Sometimes passion has a price …

When sexy Stark Security Chief Ryan Hunter whisks his girlfriend Jamie Archer away for a passionate, romance-filled weekend so he can finally pop the question, he’s certain that the answer will be an enthusiastic yes. So when Jamie tries to avoid the conversation, hiding her fears of commitment and change under a blanket of wild sensuality and decadent playtime in bed, Ryan is more determined than ever to convince Jamie that they belong together.

Knowing there’s no halfway with this woman, Ryan gives her an ultimatum – marry him or walk away. Now Jamie is forced to face her deepest insecurities or risk destroying the best thing in her life. And it will take all of her strength, and all of Ryan’s love, to keep her right where she belongs…

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Review: Rise by Dylan Allen

Rise by Dylan Allen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - Symbols of Love #1
Release - February 15, 2017
Genre - Contemporary Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 3.5 out of 5
Length - 262 pages

As a little girl, I saw my father destroy the family he claimed to love. I watched my mother waste her life dreaming of a man who left her without a second glance.

As a woman, I don’t dream, I work. I don’t fall in love, I focus. I would never let anything as frivolous as love distract me.

Until I meet Simon. A gorgeous, brilliant young architect with dark eyes, a sweet smile, and a dirty, dirty mouth. He sets me on fire, and suddenly all I can do is dream…of his hands, his lips, his body. Of a heart good enough and a love strong enough to make me believe in happily ever after.

But Simon has secrets that are even deeper than mine. Will our pasts destroy everything we’ve worked for? Or will we find the courage to rise to the challenge and fight for the love we share?

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Review: Park Avenue Prince by Louise Bay

February 13, 2017

Park Avenue Prince by Louise Bay
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - The Royals Collection #2
Release - February 13, 2017
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 3.5 out of 5
Length - 318 pages

THE PRINCE OF PARK AVENUE FINALLY MEETS HIS MATCH IN A FEISTY MANHATTAN PRINCESS.

I’ve made every one of my billions of dollars myself—I’m calculating, astute and the best at what I do. It takes drive and dedication to build what I have. And it leaves no time for love or girlfriends or relationships.

But don’t get me wrong, I’m not a monk.

I understand the attention and focus it takes to seduce a beautiful woman. They’re the same skills I use to close business deals. But one night is where it begins and ends. I’m not the guy who sends flowers. I’m not the guy who calls the next day.

Or so I thought before an impatient, smart-talking, beyond beautiful heiress bursts into my world.

When Grace Astor rolls her eyes at me—I want to hold her against me and show her what she’s been missing.

When she makes a joke at my expense—I want to silence her sassy mouth with my tongue.

And when she leaves straight after we f*ck with barely a goodbye—it makes me want to pin her down and remind her of the three orgasms she just had.

She might be a princess but I’m going to show her who rules in this Park Avenue bedroom.

Review: Love Story by Lauren Layne

Love Story by Lauren Layne
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Standalone - Love Unexpectedly #3
Release - February 14, 2017
Genre - Second Chance Contemporary Romance
Trope - best friend's sibling
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 2.5 out of 5
Length - 218 pages

When Lucy Hawkins receives a job offer in San Francisco, she can’t wait to spread her wings and leave her small Virginia hometown behind. Her close-knit family supports her as best they can, by handing over the keys to a station wagon that’s seen better days. The catch? The cross-country trip comes with a traveling companion: her older brother’s best friend, aka the guy who took Lucy’s virginity hours before breaking her heart.

After spending the past four years and every last dime caring for his sick father, Reece Sullivan will do just about anything to break free of the painful memories—even if it means a two-week road trip with the one girl who’s ever made it past his carefully guarded exterior. But after long days of bickering in the car turn into steamy nights in secluded motel rooms, Reece learns that, when it comes to Lucy, their story is far from over. And this time, they just might have a shot at a happy ending.

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Review: Fake Fiancée by Ilsa Madden-Mills

February 11, 2017

Fake Fiancee by Ilsa Madden-Mills
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone
Release - February 7, 2017
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 3 out of 5
Length - 248 pages

Fake engaged to the hottest quarterback in the country? SCORE.

They say nothing compares to your first kiss,
But our first kiss was orchestrated for an audience.
Our second kiss . . . that one was REAL.
He cradled my face like he was terrified he'd f*ck it up.
He stared into my eyes until the air buzzed.
Soft and slow, full of sighs and little laughs,
He inhaled me like I was the finest Belgian chocolate,
And he'd never get another piece.
A nip of his teeth, his hand at my waist . . .
And I was lost.
I forgot he was paying me to be his fake fiancée.
I forgot we weren't REAL.
Our kiss was pure magic, and before you laugh and say those kinds of kisses don't exist,
Then you've never touched lips with Max Kent, the hottest quarterback in college history.

Three months. Two hearts. One fake engagement.

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Review: This is Me, Baby by K Webster

February 10, 2017

This is Me, Baby by K WebsterMy rating: 4 of 5 stars
War & Peace #5
Release - February 7, 2017
Genre - Dark Romance
Multiple POV - 1st person
Heat - 4.5 out of 5
Length - 212 pages

Review of book 4, This Isn't You, Baby

The game was over and they stole the victory away from ME.
Cheating. Lies. Corruption. Death.
This pawn never stood a chance.
But then he came for ME.
He plucked ME from my nightmare and kept me safe.

My heart was in tatters and my soul was lost.
Until the beast in ME woke up.
She was hungry and furious and didn’t play by the rules of their game.
We were a vicious team. And we changed the game altogether. I took what was theirs because they took what was mine.
ME against them.

Review: Worth of Waste by Bethany-Kris

February 09, 2017

Worth of Waste by Bethany-Kris
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
DeLuca Duet #2
Release - February 6, 2017
Genre - Mafia Romance
Dual POV - 3rd person
Heat - 3 out of 5
Length - 233 pages

The Chicago Mob is the same as it has always been—violent, greedy, and excessive. The Outfit families have turned their backs when they were needed the most one too many times, but Dino DeLuca didn’t expect anything different.

His whole life has been lived for the Outfit—for his family.

He has a whole new set of reasons to live and fight now.

Karen Martin makes Dino change all the rules.

He’s finally ready to show everyone just how much waste is truly worth in the mafia, and just how far one will go for freedom from it all.

He’s learned these lessons well.

Too well.

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Review: Singe by Aly Martinez

February 08, 2017

Singe by Aly Martinez
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - Guardian Protection #1
Release - February 4, 2017
Genre - Contemporary Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 4 out of 5
Length - 339 pages

She was my nightmare. Every time I closed my eyes, I watched her fall into that inferno. Over and over, I failed to save her.

I hadn’t been able to reach her, and the guilt only burned hotter over time. Four years later, I was the unreachable one.

Heroes aren’t always saints. Sometimes, we’re nothing more than jaded sinners driven by sleepless nights and hearts full of darkness.

And then I met her. She was a dreamer who managed to soothe my scars and heal my wounds.

But, as the flames closed in around us, I feared I wasn’t the right man to save her. That is until I realized she was the one woman I’d burn the world down to protect.

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Review: Ruthless by Gina L. Maxwell

Ruthless by Gina L Maxwell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - Playboys in Love #2
Release - January 30, 2017
Genre - Contemporary Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 4 out of 5
Length - 272 pages

People call me Ruthless for a reason.

Whether in the court room or the bedroom, my reputation is well-earned. I’m either working hard, working out, or working my way into some woman's panties. Problem is, none of them share my particular kink, and I end up walking away unsatisfied.

Until I meet HER.

She’s a friend of a friend, which makes her off-limits until temptation takes me by the balls and I’m taking her up against a wall. She literally fucks my world off its axis, but I can’t let it happen again.

My plan of avoiding her got blown to shit when my firm hired her as a new junior attorney. Now I’m her boss, and I have to act like I don’t want to bend her over my desk every five minutes.

But I’ve never held myself back from anything before, so consequences be damned. It’s time to take what we both want and show her just how damn good feels...to be RUTHLESS.

Review: Cold Secrets by Toni Anderson

February 07, 2017

Cold Secrets by Toni Anderson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - Cold Justice #7
Release - January 31, 2017
Genre - Romantic Suspense
Multiple POV - 3rd person
Heat - 2 out of 5
Length - 402 pages

Computer expert Ashley Chen joined the FBI to fight against evil in the world—evil she experienced firsthand. She has mad skills and deadly secrets, and once she starts working with straight-shooting FBI agent, Lucas Randall, she also has big trouble. After years of pushing people away, she's finally falling for someone. The feeling is entirely mutual, but as Ashley intensifies her online pursuit of an international trafficking ring, her traumatic past collides with her present and suddenly Lucas can't tell which side she's on. As the case escalates into a high-stakes game of cat and mouse, it turns out Ashley isn't the only one with something to hide.

If neither can trust the other with their secrets, how can they trust each other with their hearts?

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Review: Defy by LJ Shen

February 06, 2017

Defy by LJ Shen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - Sinners of Saint #0.5
Release - January 31, 2017
Heat - 4.5 out of 5
Heroine POV - 1st person
Length - 165 pages

My name is Melody Greene, and I have a confession to make.
I slept with my student, a senior in high school.
Multiple times.
I had multiple orgasms.
In multiple positions.
I slept with my student and I enjoyed it.
I slept with my student and I’d do it all over again if I could turn back time.
My name is Melody Greene, and I got kicked out of my position as a teacher and did my walk of shame a la Cersei Lannister from the principal’s office, minutes after said principal threatened to call the cops on me.
My name is Melody Greene, and I did something bad because it made me feel good.
Here is why it was totally worth it.

Review: War Poppy by Nicole Lynne

February 05, 2017

War Poppy by Stevie J Cole & LP Lovell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
War #1
Release - February 6, 2017
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 2 out of 5
Length - 286 pages

Poppy
Love and war. Two words that should have little association, but to me the two go hand in hand. Both are a tragedy. They rip you open and spit you out. The war killed my husband, Connor, shattered my will to live, and took my best friend. Brandon may not have physically died in that war, but his soul did. And now we're left to pick up the wreckage. Expected to move on when all that is left is the ruins of a life we once had.

Brandon
War. It took everything from me, even myself. When you're only able to exist, death seems like a blessing. Pain...a welcome distraction. I ran from everything associated with my past, and then she found me, fighting, drowning myself in whisky, trying to forget. She reminds me of Connor, of what I've lost—what we've lost. In the midst of destruction, she's a salvation I don't deserve.
I shouldn't love him.
I shouldn't love her.
Love is a war we never should have fought.

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Review: Triumph by Cecilia London

February 04, 2017

Triumph by Cecilia London
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Bellator Saga #6
Release - February 6, 2017
Heroine POV - 3rd person
Heat - 3 out of 5
Length - 304 pages
Dissident - ★★★★☆
Conscience - ★★★★★
Sojourn - ★★★★★
Phoenix - ★★★★★
Rhapsody - ★★★★★

“All of your ideals, your hopes and dreams…they cease to matter if you abandon them in your darkest hour. We have to see this through to the end.”

Jack McIntyre and Caroline Gerard have never shied away from a challenge. As dual commanders of the American rebel forces, they now face the greatest adversity of their lives. Every decision has permanent consequences. Relationships are tested and restored. Hard truths come to light. When the reality of their situation finally hits them, there is one thing they know for certain.

No sacrifice is too great for love.

Review: Mastering The Art Of A Three Ring Circus by A. Wilding Wells

February 03, 2017

Mastering the Art of a Three Ring Circus by A Wilding Wells
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Standalone - The Wild Things #2
Release - January 29, 2017
Genre - Contemporary Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 3 out of 5
Length - 322 pages

Perhaps some promises should be broken….

Theophile
The price of freedom was as simple as a promise. Fifteen more years in jail, or a marriage. I agreed and didn’t look back, until the circus came to town.

Wolfgang
Leaving England behind for a small town in Wisconsin meant two more years of freedom for my family, which is my everything. Then I met Theophile, an irresistibly intriguing woman whose heart I will claim, regardless of the fact that she made a promise to one of the greediest and wealthiest men on earth: my father, King Valentine.

A deeply moving—and gripping—modern-day fairytale about a spirited woman whose scruples are tested when her life is turned upside down by a larger-than-life candy heir and his eccentric circus family. A gut-wrenching, sweet, and magical read filled with humor, tragedy, and a cast of endearing characters that will steal your heart.

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Review: The Failing Hours by Sara Ney

The Failing Hours by Sara Ney
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Standalone - How to Date a Douchebag #2
Release - January 31, 2017
Genre - New Adult Contemporary Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 4 out of 5
Length - 336 pages

Zeke Daniels isn't just a douchebag; he's an a**hole.

A total and complete jerk, Zeke keeps people at a distance. He has no interest in relationships—most a**holes don’t.

Dating?
Being part of a couple? Nope. Not for him.

He's never given any thought to what he wants in a girlfriend, because he's never had any intention of having one. Shit, he barely has a relationship with his family, and they're related; his own friends don’t even like him.

So why does he keep thinking about Violet DeLuca?
Sweet, quiet Violet—his opposite in every sense of the word.
The light to his dark, even her damn name sounds like rays of sunshine and happiness and shit.

And that pisses him off, too.

Review: Text 2 Lovers by K Webster & J.D. Hollyfield

Text 2 Lovers by K Webster & JD Hollyfield
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - 2 Lovers #1
Release - January 24, 2017
Genre - RomCom
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 4 out of 5
Length - 275 pages

It’s the start of nothing good.
I fired off a storm of raunchy text messages…to the wrong number.
And he replied.
Him: Show me a picture.
Him: Tell me your name.
Why does the lure of anonymity have me craving to indulge a stranger?

It’s the start of everything right.
I received a slew of text messages…when everything in my life was wrong.
And she made me laugh again.
Her: You’re probably a creeper.
Her: Possibly a stalker.
Why do I have the overwhelming need to find this stranger who saved me and make her mine?

Review: Drifter by Janine Infante Bosco

February 02, 2017

Drifter by Janine Infante Bosco
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Standalone - The Nomad Series #1
Release - November 8, 2016
Genre - MC Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 3 out of 5
Length - 253 pages

"Stryker"
I’m a drifter.
A man born to ride through this world alone.
There used to be a time when I thought I was the rescuing type. I enlisted in the Marines and made it my duty—I was going to save lives.
I was going to be a true American hero.
But God had another plan.
Or maybe Satan did.
For everything I touch finds mortality.
I’m no hero.
I’m nothing.
I’m a veteran biker, a former nomad who survived war only to live in hell.
Now I ride with the Satan’s Knights of Brooklyn and I’m drifting into a different kind of chaos.
The kind that revolves around a pretty girl with intoxicating green eyes.
A girl who has the power to turn me inside out.
A girl who doesn’t need anyone to rescue her because she’s her own savior.
Until she’s not.
But a man plagued by war and the devil inside him can never be her hero.

Review: The Bartender by Piper Rayne

February 01, 2017

The Bartender by Piper RayneMy rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - Modern Love #1
Release - February 1, 2017
Genre - RomCom
Heroine POV - 1st person
Heat - 4 out of 5
Length - 270 pages

Who knew sleeping with the enemy could be this fun?

Was the one night stand a good idea?

Well, no. Probably not in retrospect.

In my defense I had just moved back into my grandparent’s house, I’d lost my dream job, and a guy on Tinder had stood me up. It was like life had suddenly stamped ‘LOSER’ on my forehead.

So when the guy behind the bar started giving me THE look… you know, the one that promised I’d be screaming his name into the wee hours of the morning? When that guy also has the perfect amount of scruff on his chiseled chin, biceps bulging out of his t-shirt, and a cocky grin you knew he’d earned in the sack… when he gives you that look, you don’t bother to figure out what your six degrees of separation are. You jump on that horse and ride it!

Pun fully and completely intended. And accurate by the way.

I fully admit to feeling sorry for myself and acting impulsively, but by the time I’d figured out WHO the bartender was, I was already falling for him.

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Review: Shielded by the Cowboy SEAL by Bonnie Vanak

Shielded by the Cowboy SEAL by Bonnie Vanak
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - SOS Agency #2
Release - February 7, 2017
Genre - Romantic Suspense
Dual POV - 3rd person
Heat - 2 out of 5
Length - 288 pages

The SOS Agency grants one Navy SEAL his most personal mission yet...

Home on leave at his family farm, Navy SEAL Cooper Johnson receives an unexpected assignment: to protect a beautiful socialite on the run from her abusive ex. Grieving his kid sister, a brave cop killed in the line of duty due to a faulty bulletproof vest, Coop is in no mood for work--until he meets Meg Taylor. Soon, he finds that riding the land, lovely Meg safe beside him, is a surprising comfort to his heart. But when he discovers Meg's dark past--and the evidence she possesses that her ex would kill to keep buried--it will take both the cowboy and SEAL within him to get the ultimate justice.

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