Coming Consumed (Welcome to Carson, Book #3)

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Genre: Standalone, Contemporary Romance

Release Date: July 18, 2017
Coming consumed has to be favourite welcome to Carson book yet. Although each book connects to the rest they are written as a standalone and can still be enjoyed if you haven’t had the pleasure of book 1 and 2.
Sydney is a character that you instantly relate too and Dylan’s charms will have you smiling to yourself as you read. This book is filled with moments that you have to go back and re read because you can’t believe you just read that and where did that come from. Although this is a sweet and happy read that takes you away from reality it is also filled with times that it not only Sydney’s kitchen that is full of heat, the chemistry between the pair hot. Dylan is a strong, protective, alpha male that will charm you and win your heart.

The surprises and twists within this story keep you captivated and enthralled and leave you wanting to know more about the supporting characters, here’s hoping there is many more welcome to Carson stories to be told. 
A fabulous read and can’t wait for the next instalment from Renee. 


Sydney hates liars, despises them really, so what is she to do when the man her heart wants most turns out to be the biggest betrayer and deceiver of them all?


Sydney never finds herself in trouble. She always listens to her parents, follows the rules, and does what is expected of her, but in one moment, that all changes. The day she meets a campus police officer and keeps their relationship a secret from her family, her life takes on a dark turn…


Now scarred and tormented by nightmares, Sydney hides her fears from everyone as she moves back home and takes over her mother’s bakery.


Just when she believes she has a handle on her life, a mysterious man waltzes into her shop and turns her world upside down. Behind the beard and silver eyes Sydney knows he’s hiding something, but is the attraction worth losing herself again?


Dylan Bennett knows he is in trouble the first time he lays eyes on Sydney. Behind her wavy blonde hair and flour-covered clothes he knows that she holds the key to his undoing, but he can’t risk it.


As an undercover agent, Dylan lives his life by strict codes and calculations. He knows one wrong move could put Sydney in danger, but something about her draws him in and that may prove to be the biggest risk he has ever taken. What happens when she finds out the lies behind those silver eyes?


Will the deception become too much for Sydney or will she fight alongside Dylan to bury the one person who brings her past back to the surface?






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About the Author

Renee Harless is a romance writer with an affinity for wine and a passion for telling a good story.


Renee Harless, her husband, and children live in Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. She studied Communication, specifically Public Relations, at Radford University.


Growing up, Renee always found a way to pursue her creativity. It began by watching endless runs of White Christmas- yes even in the summer – and learning every word and dance from the movie. She could still sing “Sister Sister” if requested. In high school she joined the show choir and a community theatre group, The Troubadours. After marrying the man of her dreams and moving from her hometown she sought out a different artistic outlet – writing.


To say that Renee is a romance addict would be an understatement. When she isn’t chasing her toddler or preschooler around the house, working her day job, or writing, she jumps head first into a romance novel.



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Review – Sex Symbol by Laurelin Paige 

Sex Symbol by Laurelin Paige

My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

I LOVE a good second-chance romance where soulmates who lost each other are found. These stories of love found again speak to my soul…so many feels!!! In her newest angst-burning romance, Laurelin Paige takes readers for a smoldering spin around the Hollywood movie scene where the sexiest bad boy of a movie star is paired with a beautiful camera assistant in the seductive Sex Symbol.

Maddie is beautiful, bold, and brilliant, a strong and sassy heroine who I could not help but love and admire. A camera assistant, Maddie is thrown together with Hollywood’s heartthrob, the man she knew before he made it big, the man who melted her body like no other, the man she tried to forget for years.

Micah never thought he’d see Maddie from the party ever again. One cocky alpha of a movie star, Micah is a player all the way. With dark hair, a chiseled body, and burning blue eyes, he is SEX-on-a-STICK HOT. I was ogling my visual of him while reading.

The CHEMISTRY between Micah and Maddie is an INSTANT IGNITE of a flame that burns through the whole book. I LOVED their intense electricity and their backstory made their relationship more special.

Oh God, was he hard? Don’t look, don’t look.

“Enjoying the view?” Micah asked, his voice low and suggestive.

I giggled, snickering at the hot and humorous lines.

“You taste so good. Exactly the way I remember.”

I MELTED like lava, as Micah made me wanton and weak in the knees.

“You’re going to break me,” she whispered.

But she was wrong.

“You’re the one who’s going to break me.”

I SHUDDERED, hanging on the edge of an emotional cliff, as the push and pull of this story did me in.

“Ssh. I’ve got you.”

I SWOONED, as these sweet words held onto my heart, making me warm and fuzzy inside.

Sex Symbol brings the SEXY with strong characters that will CAPTIVATE you from beginning to end. Laurelin Paige, the queen of hot, intense, angsty alphas, delivers one Hollywood heartthrob that you’ll both love and loathe in Sex Symbol. This bad boy with a big heart was my ADDICTION!

An EDGE-OF-YOUR-SEAT EXPLOSION meets a sexy and sweet second-chance romance, Sex Symbol SPARKS with smolder, spirit, and sass. This WHIRLWIND of a love story kept me glued to every page. I was thoroughly SEDUCED, swept under the Hollywood heartthrob spell along with the magical mastery of Laurelin Paige’s perfectly penned words. Sex Symbol is a SMASHING HIT!!! This story with a fairytale feel is a fantasy come to life…my fantasy that I still want to feel. ❤️

4.5 hot and heavenly Hollywood stars 

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Micah Preston is Hollywood’s #1 sex symbol.

A rich and famous actor who has sworn off any serious relationships, the playboy is the media’s favorite bachelor.

But he wasn’t anybody when Maddie Bauer met him seven years ago. Then he was just the hot guy at the party who gave her an amazing orgasm and never called her again.

Now her job as a camera assistant has landed her on the set of his latest movie, and despite her vow to ignore his charm, she finds him pulling her focus.

She just has to make it through the shoot without landing in his bed. But when the legendary bad boy sets his sights on her, how can she possibly resist?

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Review- Talen by Rebecca Zanetti

My rating is 4.5 stars

Another great book from Rebecca. I absolutely love this series full of 100% pure alpha males and strong take no crap heroines. You always know you’re going to be reading an action packed adventurous book. 
Cara and Talent have an extremely strong relationship. He likes to dominate and she likes to defy every order. It makes for good reading. 
Not only was this book adventurous but it was sexy as well. I’ve come to expect nothing less from these realm vampires. I will never tire of them.

She’ll love him forever . . . but he can’t make her obey . . .

The war is over. Danger has passed. Cara Kayrs is healed after decades of illness and ready for a break.

Too bad her brooding, alpha vampire husband can’t seem to change gears. In their twenty-five years together Talen Kayrs has learned to sense every shiver of her body, to ignite her desire with a word or a look. She would think he could learn she’s not some fragile damsel in distress.

But Talen is on edge, watching their backs, treating her like she’s made of glass. Like there’s something following them, a deadly threat that somehow none of their intelligence has uncovered. It’s enough to drive a woman crazy, and Talen has plenty of those tendencies already.

But what’s even more maddening is that he seems to be right . . .

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Growing up amid the glorious backdrops and winter wonderlands of the Pacific Northwest has given Rebecca fantastic scenery and adventures to weave into her stories. She resides in the wild north with her husband, children, and extended family who inspire her every day—or at the very least give her plenty of characters to write about.

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Review – The Farthest Edge by Kristen Ashley 

The Farthest Edge by Kristen Ashley

My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

Sometimes you need to travel outside of your comfort zone with a bold book. An adrenaline rush of a read, The Farthest Edge by Kristen Ashley hurls you over the edge. You’ll dangle off the cliff of desire, dabbling in a thrilling and tantalizing world. Evocative and erotic yet tender and touching, The Farthest Edge burns the body and hijacks the heart.

The Farthest Edge starts with a slow burn but then SMOLDERS with sizzle and suspense! The INTRIGUE and INTENSITY made my heart beat out of my chest. The fusion of heat and heart MELTED me everywhere. Smooth and sinfully sweet like honey, this story stuck to me where I became UNGLUED.

Kristen Ashley takes readers on another tantalizing trip to The Honey Club in The Farthest Edge where deepest desires come true, including YOURS. The Queen Bees rule at The Honey Club where women take control as beautiful dominants with male submissives. This book focuses on one fire-hot couple: Evangeline and Branch. In the outside world, Branch is all alpha. Inside The Honey Club, he bows to the beautiful Mistress Evangeline.

He liked to be pushed to the edge? She was going to take him there. Shove him right over. And go over with him. And when they landed, they were going to explode. All over the place. And love every bit of it.

The push and pull of this story made me HOT and HEEDY, my head and heart thoroughly SEDUCED. Branch and Evangelines’ push for power and pull of passion FLAMED with FEELS. I felt their angst bleed through me along with their desire.

Fire meets ice when Evangeline and Branch collide, a fusion of power and passion that ignite to a BEAUTIFUL BURN. Branch is a brooding and beautiful alpha who needs to be tamed. Evangeline is a stunning beauty who needs to control. Branch needs to be deliciously dominated to forget. Evangeline needs to dominate to remember.

“I need you to sway my world right about now.”

“Okay, baby,” she whispered, “I’ll sway your world.”

I was a voyeur in Kristen Ashley’s delicious dominant and submissive world, one where I wanted to be a player too. This series is the best mix of DECADENCE and DESIRE. A delicious drug, The Farthest Edge is the ULTIMATE ADDICTION. The Farthest Edge pulls you out of your comfort zone, hurling you over the edge straight to ECTASY! You just can’t help but SUBMIT to this story.

“Ready to slip over the edge with me, baby?”

💋💋💋💋💋 4.5 Edgy and Enticing Kisses

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Step into the Honey Club, where every sensual boundary will be tested in search of the ultimate pleasure…

Branch doesn’t exist. Living off the grid, he’s looking for a way to forget his past and the guilt that plagues him. But no woman has ever been able to bring him to the edge he craves. 

After a traumatic experience of her own, Evangeline stepped away from the decadent world of the Honey Club. But when she gets Branch’s offer—to play without boundaries or commitments—it’s too tempting for her to refuse. 

As their passion ignites, Evangeline and Branch push each other to their farthest limit, fulfilling their darkest desires while falling harder and deeper than they ever imagined.

He knew this was her playroom before he’d entered but right then he saw that she didn’t hide it under sheets and tarps, just behind the shutters.

Branch shifted the light around, seeing a horse, a bench, a table, all of them good quality. It cost a mint to outfit a good playroom and she didn’t make do. She’d been investing. Making smart purchases that would look good, stand strong during play and last a while.

Fashionable sink in the corner set in an attractive wood vanity, two matching tall, slim cupboards on each side.

He moved there, looked through the vanity and cupboards. Thick towels. Washcloths. Wet wipes. Soap. Bottles of foam anti-bacterial. Cleaning supplies. A large box of condoms. A little basket filled with some cosmetics—powder, lipsticks, gloss. Another filled with first-aid supplies—Band-Aids, bottles of antiseptic, tubes of ointment, gauze, cotton.

He closed the door to the cupboard he was inspecting, turned and shined the light around the room. Moving across the space, he noted hooks on the walls, in the ceiling, eyes in the floor, all looking sturdy. Whoever put them in might have wondered why or he’d been hers. But whoever that was knew what they were doing.

There was a tall cabinet and a large dresser across the room, both in the wood that made up the vanity and the cupboards. It all matched, was heavy and dark but attractive, giving the space the definite feel of playroom, not a dungeon. It was stylish and handsome, even warm, somewhere you’d want to stay awhile.

He didn’t think on his last thought as he opened the top cupboard doors of the cabinet and shined the light in, feeling what he found there in his dick.

Cats. Whips. Switches. Flogs. Paddles. Some straps. Some harnesses. All hanging from hooks. All well organized and well maintained. All also excellent quality. Not many, but again, quality, not quantity, was what she was clearly going for.

He closed the doors and crouched down to the two drawers at the bottom of the cabinet, opening them. Top one had silk ropes, some chains, shackles, cuffs. The bottom drawer was full of leather straps with cinches attached.

Branch straightened, moved to the dresser. Nothing littered the top, so he opened the first drawer.

What he found there made his balls draw up.

Carefully placed in what looked like purple silk-lined, custom-made grooves were her toys.

Plugs. Cocks. Vibrators. The first two in an impressive range of lengths, girths and shapes. If they had them, remotes were placed at the side of the toy they controlled. There was also a complicated cock ring, rabbit ears at the front for clit stimulation, and a strap that would lead between the balls to a bullet that could be inserted in the anus, all of it obviously vibrated—triple the fun.

She like ass.

Not many of her kind didn’t.

He didn’t think on that either.


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Kristen Ashley was born in Gary, Indiana, USA and nearly killed her mother and herself making it into the world, seeing as she had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck (already attempting to accessorize and she hadn’t taken her first breath!). Her mother said they took Kristen away, put her Mom back in her room, her mother looked out the window, and Gary was on fire (Dr. King had been assassinated four days before). Kristen’s Mom remembered thinking it was the end of the world. Quite the dramatic beginning. 

Nothing’s changed.

Kristen grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana and has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus, she’s blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her family was (is) loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write. They all lived together on a very small farm in a small farm town in the heartland. She grew up with Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon and Whitesnake (and the wardrobes that matched).

Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music, clothes and love was a good way to grow up. 

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Review – Real Deal by Piper Rayne 

Real Deal by Piper Rayne

4.5 super sexy stars!!
PIPER RAYNE!!!!!! Piper freaking RAYYYYYNE! I love you! I want to thank you! REAL DEAL is just DELICIOUS. I mean SINGLE DAD’S!!!! *ALL the praise hands* Who doesn’t love a HOT SINGLE DAD who DOTES on his kid! 

My gosh, not only is this book, HOT and STEAMY and SEXY but it’s also sweet and swoony and just AHHHHH! Because Marcus is a SINGLE DAD (yes I said it again) and he’s ALPHA-MAZING!!!

Real Deal had me hook, line and sinker! From the off, my trip to Climax Cove was just perfect. The sizzling tension between our lead characters was all consuming. They drew me so deep into their story I never wanted to leave. 

Once again, Piper Rayne also give us some outstanding secondary characters that made this story even better! I’m so excited for more books within Climax Cove.

Red Flags…

Too loud.

Too clingy.

Too much make-up. 

I could go on and on. The other guys in the Single Dad’s Club would say I’m obsessed with finding them. But none of their kid’s mothers call a maximum-security prison home either, so their opinions mean shit.

Caterina Santora has her own list of red flags…

She’s too young.

She’s my client’s daughter.

She’s my five-year old’s camp counselor.

Even after repeating this mantra to myself every morning on the way to Lily’s summer camp, guess what happens the moment I see Cat? Yeah, that mantra turns into ride me, doggie style and reverse cowgirl. 

Every. Damn. Time.

The fact that she doesn’t remember me from six years before grates on me until I don’t have it in me to leave her alone any longer. I have to have her. But our lives are opposites in every way. In no way compatible.

When we’re together all the complications fade away and I have to keep reminding myself, even if I can have her— I can’t keep her.


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Review – Sweet Rivalry by K. Bromberg

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Sweet Rivalry by K. Bromberg

My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

Sometimes the best things come in small packages. Sometimes there is a pesky itch that can only be only be scratched with a steamy quickie. Something fast but still fabulous. A super sexy session in the sheets that is short but oh-so-satisfying. Or a short story that you can quickly devour like a delicious and decadent dessert. Sweet Rivalry is that dessert with whipped cream, sprinkles, and, of course, a cherry.

K. Bromberg has held onto my book heart for three years, three years of steamy, soul-stirring stories that spellbind me from beginning to end. K. Bromberg’s latest story, Sweet Rivalry, may be short but it packs a penetrating and powerful punch! Sweet Rivalry is a steamy and stirring second-chance romance that burns in all the right places! This story was INSTA-LOVE!!!

I inhaled Sweet Rivalry in one sitting. The smoldering and spirited Sweet Rivalry quickly became MY ADDICTION…MY ACHE. Sweet Rivalry CONSUMED ME, the words were CHARGED as they SPARKED TO LIFE. The magnetism of the tantalizing and thrilling words drew me to them like a moth to a flame, fueling me. My body burned for this book, a fire flickering with desire. Every word ignited every part of me. I WAS IN UTTER LOVE!!!

Ryder with his dirty blond hair, beard, chiseled and tall frame, along with ink is a walking wet dream….my dream man too. Oh is Ryder ALL MAN! An alpha in the boardroom and in the bedroom, but one that likes a good competition.

The construction company owner is shocked to see his college rival and crush, Harper Denton. 

This is my turf now so if she wants to play, she’s going to have to step into the ring first. My ring. My rules. Not hers…Let’s see if she wants to play with the gloves on or off.

Always in the lead from debates to graduating first in their class, Harper has always had the edge, edging out his ego to the sidelines. Imagine Ryder’s shock when one of the competitors bidding on a new project is Harper, now grown up with perfect blonde hair, gorgeous looks, curves, and confidence.

I know him…it can’t be. Ryder Rogers. Son of a b**ch. I should have known. And so we meet again. This is going to be so much fun kicking his ass. Again.

I LOVED HARPER as much as Ryder! She plays in a typical man’s world of construction like she is the queen of the construction site, and oh did I love her confidence, class, and cut-throat attitude! I wanted to high-five her because hello Wonder Woman!

Ryder can’t help but rile Harper up but Harper is ready to eat what Ryder throws at her like a hungry wolf, and dish it right it back in spades. 

“I’m glad to see I still bring out the best in you.”

“You’re wondering if your best is enough this time around? The answer is no.”

Harper, the spit fire, is THE BEST!!! Their chemistry on the job coupled with history is too hard to ignore, with the banter only fueling those flames between them. Their connection was INTENSE and INCREDIBLE! 

And without another word his lips are on mine. And not just on mine—they take control, assault in the most pleasurable of ways…it’s heaven. And hell. It’s want mixed with need.

I felt the mad passion permeate through the pages, pounding them…pounding me. The heat set me on FIRE, flaming my desire. 

Beard burn is a real thing.

I burned for beard burn. All I could do was picture beard burn in my head while reading and HOLY HOT!!! I may ask my man to grow out his scruff into something a bit more because BEARD BURN.

Harper and Ryder have to be careful not to mix business with pleasure, especially when there is a huge contract on the line. There will be one winning bidder in this game, but possibly two losers if this game gets personal with hearts on the line.

Passionate, powerful, and sinfully sexy, Sweet Rivalry is PURE PLEASURE! Sweet Rivalry was one decadent delight! I LOVED Sweet Rivalry, a sweet and spicy romance. This riveting, roller coaster of a romance is full of fireworks, banter that burns with angst and heat. This book BURNED ME IN THE BEST WAY!

Sweet Rivalry is an alluring and arousing rush of an rivalry-infused romance that bleeds passion and angst, leaving you panting for more. I’m still BURNING! This sweet ache has barely been scratched and I NEED MORE!!!

Our eyes hold across the office space. They war over who’s going to take the next step in this sweet rivalry of a dance we’re slowly remembering the steps to.

4.5 powerful and passionate stars

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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.


Work first. Reward sex next.

 That’ll give me something to look forward to during the next few days. The ones I can’t wait to dive headfirst into that will be an ever-changing combination of stress, exhaustion, strategy, and manipulation. An unscripted dance amongst us bidders while we size each other up, calculate our numbers, and explain to the developer why we’re the most valuable candidate for the job.

 It’s the game I love. The competition I thrive on. My return to the job that I’ve been desperate to make.

 And there’d be no better way to make a statement that Harper Denton is back than to leave this building with the multimillion dollar contract for Meteor Development tucked securely under my arm.

 And just like that, as a reward for my positive thinking, when I look up, there he is, in full view.

 I take in the expensive briefcase, the venti Starbucks, and the expensive watch peeking out from beneath the cuff of his shirt. And just my luck that while I’m afforded a full view of his body, the one thing I’m the most curious about is obscured by his hand holding his cell phone up to his ear: his face.

 So instead I drink him in. He really is magnificent. I note his posture and the way he carries his body when he moves forward a few steps. There’s an air about him that says he’s no-nonsense and in control, powerful, and at the same time he doesn’t seem uptight. He has that Southern     

 California professional vibe. I can’t put my finger on it but he reminds me of someone I can’t quite place. Regardless, a man who can pull off being in control and playful has definite merits.

 Like “spank me until my body aches in want, and then make a game of hitting each erogenous zone with his tongue before he’ll satisfy that ache he created and let me come” type of merits.

  The mind-blowing-sex reward just became even more appealing.


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New York Times Bestselling author K. Bromberg writes contemporary novels that contain a mixture of sweet, emotional, a whole lot of sexy, and a little bit of real. She likes to write strong heroines, and damaged heroes who we love to hate and hate to love.

She’s a mixture of most of her female characters: sassy, intelligent, stubborn, reserved, outgoing, driven, emotional, strong, and wears her heart on her sleeve. All of which she displays daily with her husband and three children where they live in Southern California.

On a whim, K. Bromberg decided to try her hand at this writing thing. Since then she has written The Driven Series (Driven, Fueled, Crashed, Raced, Aced), the standalone Driven Novels (Slow Burn, Sweet Ache, Hard Beat, and Down Shift), and a novella (UnRaveled). She is currently finishing up Sweet Cheeks a standalone novel out November 14th.

Her plans for 2017 include a sports romance duet (2 books: The Player, The Catch) and the Everyday Heroes series (3 books: Cuffed, Combust, and Cockpit). She’s also writing a novella for the 1,001 Dark Night series that will be out in February 2017.

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Review – Meant to Be by Melody Grace


Meant to Be by Melody Grace

My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

A true love story never ends.

Over three years ago, I fell in love with the Beachwood Bay series, a small town romance set along the Carolina shore, a romance that felt real, and an author, Melody Grace, who would be a favorite for life. I mourned the end of this saga, 13 books that became part of my life…13 books that felt real…13 books that were unforgettable.

There is just something SPECIAL about a Melody Grace story where romance oozes from the pages and butterflies flutter around you like a Hallmark movie. I LOVE A GOOD OLD-FASHIONED ROMANCE!!! Meant to Be Meant to Be is a Hallmark movie in words, a giddy-inducing, good old-fashioned love story. This romance immediately made my heart dance and my soul sing as butterflies fluttered around me, making all of my senses soar to life.

Beautiful Poppy Somerville is a romance author who believes in soul-mates and fairy tales, but is still looking for her Prince Charming. After a broken engagement, she jets off at her aunt’s Cape Cod beach retreat in Sweetbriar Cove to focus on her writing and relax at the beach. Except relaxing and writing are hard when her annoying next-door neighbor, hot contractor, Cooper Nicholson, is making noise from dawn until dusk.

Cooper Nicholson with his dark hair, blue eyes, and tall and muscular body is all man. A contractor who restores old, broken homes into beautiful ones. It’s too bad he doesn’t believe in the beauty of love.

“You don’t believe in love?”

“Yeah, but not like it is in the books. Real love is messy, and broken, and hard. Not all fairy tales and Prince Charming.”

“Says you.”

The banter between Cooper and Poppy was a fusion of heat and hate. I LOVED the combustible connection between Poppy and Cooper, enticing and emotionally-charged. Opposites who definitely attract.

“God, I’m such a cliché—the romance author who’s never been in love.”

Poppy won’t give up looking for love, and is shocked to find herself attracted to the annoying contractor. Sparks fly, and Poppy and Cooper can no longer ignore the electricity in the air. I felt their passion pound from the pages.

“I’ve been waiting all night to kiss you.”

“You just did.”

“Not properly. Not like this.”

The angst from that pent-up passion was an adrenaline-induced high…and oh did I FEEL THAT RUSH!

“That hope, the longing—I think we all feel it, every day.”

“That passion, the feeling like you’re not alone, and somebody sees you, all the way to your heart.”

These inspiring words of love full of hope made me SWOON!!! I MELTED like molten lava as these lines sparked with LOVE AND LIFE.

“Was it all a game to you?”

Before a relationship can begin, the past surfaces for Prince Charming who flees like Cinderella at midnight.

“Maybe we’re just not meant to be.”

Will this real romance get its happy ending or will a plot twist change the course of this budding love story?

“Will you stay?”

Melody Grace has returned to her small town, beach setting roots with Meant to Be, a sweet and sexy romance that is THE PERFECT ESCAPE. I SWOONED HARD, MY SOUL SOARED HIGH, and my heart was hit like a big wave by this beach town romance. This sweet and smoldering story set in a small town awakens all of the senses in a love story brought to life. Meant to Be swept me up like an ocean breeze, where I felt the ocean air, and smelled the salty water. I was immersed into a small town of intimate characters who quickly captured my heart.

Melody Grace’s newest small town beach romance is captivating and charming, sweet and sexy, and simply DIVINE!!! Meant to Be is a good old-fashioned love story. This small town fairy tale charmed its way into my heart as my soul sang with sound of the ocean, a tune of fate and forever love. Love found me sweet and sexy small town romance. Meant to Be is melt-worthy and magical!!! I LOVED this romantic trip to The Cape! This sweet and swoon-filled story was MY PERFECT ESCAPE.

Because if some things weren’t meant to be, that meant there was plenty that was.

4.5 ‘meant to be’ stars


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Come take a trip to Sweetbriar Cove: the small town where true love is guaranteed.

Poppy Somerville believes in happily-ever-after. It’s the reason her romance novels have won devoted readers all over the world – and why she’s broken off her engagement just weeks before the wedding instead of settling for less than true love. Escaping to her aunt’s beach cottage in Sweetbriar Cove, Poppy is looking for inspiration to break her writer’s block and finish her new book. She just wasn’t counting on the handsome, gruff contractor making such a racket next door…

Cooper Nicholson doesn’t believe in soul-mates. He thought he’d found his forever once, and the world proved him wrong, so when the cute brunette comes storming over and demands he keep the noise down, romance is the last thing on his mind. But his new neighbor is full of surprises, and soon, their chemistry is too hot to ignore.

As they grow closer, they discover fiction has nothing on the plot twists life has in store. But will Cooper find a way to let go of the past and risk his heart again? And can Poppy find her happy ending – on and off the page?

Find out in the new sweet and sexy small-town romance from New York Times bestselling author, Melody Grace!

The Sweetbriar Cove Series:
#1 Meant to Be – Feb 2017
#2 All for You – May 2017
#3 The Only One – August 2017









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