Review – Rock Solid by Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde


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Wow, the amazing duo of Phillips and Wilde has written another brilliant series that makes me beg for just one more story. Just one more, ladies! But if the Book Boyfriends have to end, what better way to go out than with the delicious Connor Prescott!

No one ever wants to be stuck in an airport due to inclement weather. Especially on a holiday. So when Connor finds himself stranded in the Denver airport he decides to make the best of his situation. He never expected to be spending his night with a beautiful stranger who he feels an instant connection to. The beautiful girl with the sad eyes and a sorry excuse of an ex-boyfriend. His loss was certainly  Connor’s gain,  at least for Valentine’s Night. Katie Kaswell never expected a surprise trip to Denver would leave her not only brokenhearted but stranded at the airport. But a seriously sexy stranger may just be the cure for the blues. One night of sensual surrender — no last names and no strings attached. But much like Connor, Katie feels a connection so immediate and so strong that it scares her. The morning sun finds Connor alone and Katie running as far and as fast as she can from the beautiful stranger.

Fast forward three years and who would have guessed one night of nameless passion could change two people’s lives forever when one very special little girl named Valentine makes her way into Connor’s life?

This second chance romance with a side of the best surprise ever was a fun, heartwarming read. Of all the Book Boyfriends, Connor was the one that I was most eager to read about and know his story. He’s protective and a bit of a unicorn – he’s a one woman man. For three years he’s held onto one perfect evening. Nothing could quite hold a candle to one Valentine’s Night in Denver. Katie has had her fair share of heartbreaks, insecurities and loneliness. In her life she has had only two things that mean everything – her daughter and Connor. Their love story was rocky but worth the pain and gives you the hope that insta-love can happen and that a once in a lifetime chance can end so beautifully.

Another GREAT series! Bravo, Carly and Erika!




Connor Prescott doesn’t do one night stands (yes, ladies, he’s an anomaly) so when he meets a beautiful woman during a snowed in night at the airport who wants to forget her heartache, he makes an exception. Their night together is incendiary, and by morning Connor wants more . . . except his sexy stranger is gone. He’s pretty sure he’ll never see her again, until three and a half years later she finds him, and changes his entire world with three little words . . . You’re a daddy.



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Review – Crank by Adriana Locke

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Oh, Adriana Locke has done it again! How she makes us fall head over boots for these incredible families the world may never know. If Crank and Walker Gibson are any indication The Gibson Boys are very seriously going to give that family from Savannah — I think they are the Landrys? — a run for their money as a fan favorite. So so sorry Lincoln. Nah, not sorry at all!

Walker is a hard working blue collar guy. He’s a mechanic, a man of his word. He loves his family and takes pride in his business. Still Walker is a broken man doing his best to hide his hurt, anger and pain behind a stoic attitude and a shuttered soul. All that changes when a girl from Savannah decides to use his truck for batting practice. His life will never be the same after Sienna Landry enters the doors of his auto shop, Crank.

Sienna Landry is considered Savannah royalty coming from a politically powerful family. Still she never felt that she fit in with the high achieving Landry clan. A talented designer and risk taker, Sienna packs her bags and heads to Illinois to take a chance on a dream and move out from the shadow of her overprotective family. Never would she have expected that trying to fix a mistake would lead her on the road to a soul deep love, heartbreak, a healthy dose of angst and another amazing family that she could call her own.

Walker and Sienna are poplar opposites. She’s Manolo’s and he’s Timberland’s. She’s five star meals and he’s burgers and beer. She’s spend now and he’s frugal because he has to be. They are perfect for each other. Still their love and relationship is not without struggles, doubts and insecurities. The past was never far behind and it had the potential to destroy something that could be everything. But these two have a chemistry that burned from their first meeting and only got hotter as their story developed. I couldn’t help but to fall in love with the sexy mechanic and his brooding soulful self. Sienna reminded me that just because the girl came from royalty didn’t mean she had to wear the crown. Being a commoner isn’t so bad when the prize is Walker Gibson.

This story had me from the very beginning in much the same way that Written In The Scars did. The Walkers are the real people. They are the family in your own neighborhood. Hard workers. God, family and Sunday dinners at Grandmother’s house. They share their hurts and worries and cheer on the high school football team at state championships. I felt this story in my heart and it reminded me that I am that small town girl trying hard to make the community proud. Crank is a wonderful beginning to another series that I’m going to love and devour from Adriana. This is family with all its beauty and frailties, amazing best friends, and a Nana that makes the best comfort food ever.

Fantastic, Addy!

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This is one mistake Sienna Landry can’t buy her way out of.

As Walker Gibson looks at her, then at the damage to his precious truck (that she may or may not have accidentally inflicted), she knows she’s in trouble. It’s not the busted headlight and dented grill that’s sunk her though. It’s the downright sinful man in front of her that’s the problem.

The small town mechanic is broody. Rough. Smells like engine grease and gasoline and Sienna isn’t sure why that’s so sexy, but it is. It so is. She’s ready to peel off her panties at the drop of his wrench.

He wants her too. She can feel it when he brushes against her. Experience it as he presses her against the wall of the shop. It’s thinly veiled in his deep, brown eyes when he looks at her like she’s everything he’s ever wanted. So why won’t he give in?

The damage to Walker’s truck is the first of many mistakes between the two of them, ending with truths that rock Sienna’s world. Nothing can fix her broken heart except the love of a man that won’t, maybe even can’t, love her back.

Crank is a standalone romance in a new small town, blue-collar series from USA Today bestselling author Adriana Locke. Join readers everywhere as they fall in love with the delicious Gibson Boys.


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“Have you forgotten already?” he whispers.
“Forgotten what?”
“That I’ve been inside you.”
I grip the wooden rung screwed into the tree as if I’m ready to climb. It’s really so I don’t sag against him. His words fire through my veins and singe my vessels, landing in one contorted mass at the apex of my thighs.
“And we saw what happened after that,” I volley back. 
He bristles beside me. Clean, un-Walker-filled air swallows my personal space and I instantly hate it. My body begs to fall back towards him, to feel the energy that buzzes between us when he’s near, but I don’t dare.
Instead, I put one foot on the bottom rung and look at him over my shoulder. He’s watching me with intense, broody eyes, his bottom lip pinched between his teeth.
“Close your eyes, Gibson. I’d hate for you to see what you’ve been missing.”
With a light head and clattering heart, I work my way up the pseudo-ladder. I don’t look down. I show no fear. And even more importantly, I show no weakness.

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Review – Most Eligible Bastard by Annika Martin 

6 out of 5 stars

 6 stars 
Where do I even start?  Talk about a book hangover. This book had me drawn in, hook, line, and sinker. It was like a moth to a flame or an addict to his drug. I just couldn’t stop reading. It had the perfect blend of angst, heat,  and humor mixed with tons of vulnerability.  By far,  my favorite book by this author. 
Vicky is not what she seems. She is scarred from a past that has her hiding from the rich jerks who wronged her publicly worldwide!  She has a serious problem with anyone that has money and refuses to be pushed around. She has a backbone that I admired and absolutely loved how she used the dog to evoke humor into the story. She definitely showed her sassy side,  and I loved every minute of it. She didn’t ask to be the leading board member of a billion dollar corporation, but she refuses to be pushed around by rich people once again. She makes them sweat and damn if I don’t love that fire she shows. 
Henry is absolutely appalled that his mother would leave the family company in the hands of a con artist dog whisperer. He threatens  her  with things that would make lesser people crumble, but he has no idea who Vicky really is and that he basically just threw down a gauntlet by threatening her. He and his cousin decide good cop bad cop will be the way to take her down. The plan backfires right in his face though when he finds our the real story. And damn if he doesn’t fit the title of this book perfectly! 
I’m gonna kill to say this is one of my favorite reads this year. It just had an alluring quality that the author absolutely perfected! 

 Title: Most Eligible Bastard

Author: Annika Martin

Genre: Romantic Comedy  

Most Eligible Bastard, an all-new standalone romance from New York Times bestselling author Annika Martin is LIVE!

He’s a powerful billionaire CEO who built the family business into an empire. The money doesn’t matter to him, but the company is his life. And then his eccentric mother wills it all to her tiny dog.


I’m Vicky, the dog whisperer. (Not really, but that’s what my elderly neighbor always says.) When she dies, she surprises everybody by leaving a corporation worth billions to her dog, Smuckers. With me as his spokesperson.

Suddenly I go from running my Etsy store to sitting in an elegant Wall Street boardroom with Smuckers in my lap. And my neighbor’s son, Henry Locke, aka New York’s most eligible bachelor, glaring across the table at me.

Rumor has it Henry’s a business genius who’s as talented in the bedroom as he is in the boardroom. Sure, he’s gorgeous. Sex-in-a-seven-thousand dollar suit. But…

He’s arrogant and infuriating.

He refuses to listen to me when I insist I didn’t con his mother.

He thinks he can bully me, buy me off, control me, even seduce me.

Henry may have the women of Manhattan eating out of the palm of his hand, but I’m so over entitled rich guys who think they own the world.

No way will his wicked smile be charming ME out of my panties.

His wicked…devastating…impossible-to-resist smile.

Oh well, who needs panties anyway?

 She glares at me now. “I can’t believe you tried to strip poor Smuckers of his vote. Do you have no decency?”

“When it comes to protecting this company?” I say. “No.”

Her gaze intensifies. “Just no?”

“None at all,” I say. “No decency whatsoever. Nada, if you will.”

Her pretty lips part. It’s shock. Maybe a little bit awe.

I give her an amused smile, adjusting my jacket sleeve over my cuff just so. The suit was tailored by a man who charges three hundred bucks an hour and is worth every penny.

“Uh,” she says. “You think you’re all that? You’re not.”

“Oh, I am all that,” I say. “I very much am. And for the record, I will crush you in the end.”

“Smuckers had this medication once,” she says. “We tried to hide it in his food, and he spit it out. No matter what we did, he’d spit it out.” She puts one finger on the paper with the new amendment and slides it back across the desk. “Smuckers doesn’t like when people try to fool him. That’s his message for you.”

“I have a message for Smuckers.” I put my finger on it and slide it back across to her. “Smuckers needs to know that we have a private investigator on this case. Smuckers might not have very nice food to eat if you ended up in prison.”

Finally she looks scared.

Brett swoops in. “I say we settle this. One-time offer from me personally.” He writes the number—$4,500,000.00. “This offer expires in two minutes.”

My heart pounds. She needs to take offer. We’ve shown how close she can come to losing everything.

She looks at the paper.

She’s all alone caring for that sister of hers. She’s poor—we have her banking information; we know it for a fact. She has every reason in the world to take it. Yet she hesitates.

“This is our last offer,” Brett says. “After this, we’ll take the company from you, and you’ll get nothing.”

She raises her brown eyes to me. It’s me she’s really dealing with. I like that she knows that.

“You know what Smuckers hates even more than being fooled?” she says.

My heart pounds. She almost lost everything to me, and now she’s going to tell me a dog story?

“He hates being threatened,” she says. “And bullied. He really, really hates it.”

“Well he’s going to have to get used to it,” I hear myself saying. “He’s used to bubbles and bows and sunny parks but he’s in the jungle now. There are animals who are faster and stronger and smarter than he is. Animals who will dominate him easily—savagely, even.”

“Then you don’t know Smuckers very well.”

“Oh, I know all about Smuckers, and I’d suggest he practice rolling over. Baring his belly for the superior predator.” I lower my voice. “Begging sweetly for mercy.”

The color heightens in her face. This shouldn’t be fun.

But oh, it is.

I keep going. “Smuckers may think he can request packets and bylaws and get up to speed, but he can’t compete here. He doesn’t have the skills.”

“Smuckers thinks owning fifty-one percent is the best skill to have,” she says.

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Review – Personal Escort by Ainsley Booth

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Oh, Cara and Toby! Your best friends to lovers romance is just as wonderful the second and third time around…

When I first read Personal Escort in Love In Transit, I fell for these two immediately. It was easy to love the determined scientist and the man who was her brother’s best friend. From the beginning, there was a spark and a changing relationship built on affection and the strongest friendship. Toby has always felt a warmth and fondness for Cara. He wanted to protect her, give her her wings and support her in anyway that that he could. He never expected his best friend’s little sister to grow up and well, GROW up.

Cara knows the moment that her life changes and it’s not when the meddling Nana Rosso demands that she find a husband and take her place in the family business. It’s the first press of her lips to Toby’s lips. The deepening of the kiss and the hold it takes on her heart, mind and body. A kiss leads to more intimate chats, a friendship that grows and becomes the best part of her life. Love creeps up on these two and neither of them see it coming.

This was GLORIOUS! Cara and Toby’s relationship was so easy… effortless in its evolution. The years between them was no matter. The distance between them – Cara in Toronto, Toby in California – only made their attraction burn hotter. Toby is a true romantic at heart while Cara simply wants to pursue her career in peace. Still it wouldn’t hurt to have this man at her side. The romance between them is swoony, sensuous and just plain perfection. There is no one quite like Tobias Alexander Hunt. A sexy co-conspirator with a wonderful sense of humor, protective and a best friend unlike any other. Don’t forget alpha. When Toby says surrender, you do.

Personal Escort was delightful read! It only got better every time that I read it. I only fell harder for this amazing billionaire whose best friend’s little sister slowly became his entire world. Toby’s willingness to do all that he could to make Cara happy even going along with her crazy schemes made me laugh and sigh. Cara’s fight with her own insecurity and meddling from her family made me understand her need for independence. The slow satisfying burn between them was fantastic! I just loved this!

FANTASTIC, Ainsley!  Five Toby is Everything Stars!


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She needs a fake fiancé. He’s secretly falling in love.

Cara Russo needs to get married. Or at least, make it look like she got married.
Toby Hunt can’t let his best friend’s little sister rush into anything foolish. So when she needs to hire an escort, he says he’ll take care of it.
Now he’s waiting for her at St. George Station.

This billionaire rom com modern fairy tale was originally published in the Love in Transit anthology. It has been expanded for single title publication.

The Billionaire Secrets series
Personal Delivery – Jake and Jana
Personal Escort – Toby and Cara
Personal Disaster – Marcus and Poppy (currently available in the Rogue Desire anthology)
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Review – Falling Fast by Aurora Rose Reynolds

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This was another amazing story from Aurora Rose Reynolds!

When we first met Gia Caro and Colton Allyster back in Until June, it was easy to see that these two had a something so worth reading more about. Colton was clearly in command and had no problem letting Gia know that she was his and would not stop until she could admit with her mouth what was in her heart. Watching them develop their own BOOM in Falling Fast was a fun, emotional roller coaster ride full of sass, steam and one seriously sexy alpha.

These two have had their fair share of loss, anger and hurt. They shared more in common than they knew when they began their relationship. Gia had been lied to, abandoned and left with a stepmother who tolerated her existence after her father passed away. The one person that could have eased the grief of her father’s death was the grandmother who was her bridge to her mother. Lies kept them apart. Colton was left with a broken heart and an empty soul after being abandoned in his darkest hour by a woman he thought he would share his life – in sickness and in health. He fought and almost died for his country only to lose everything that mattered during his recovery.

Something so very important these two shared was a love for family and all the messy bonds and sacrifices that come with it. It was nothing for Gia to drop everything and return to the small town in Tennessee to be with her ailing and slowly deteriorating grandmother. It was nothing to be the one to care for her and to try to fit ten years of separation into what little time was left. It was that family bond that meant Colton would take his place in the family business, care for his mother and listen intently to the good advice given to him from his father. As surely as it was not expected, love would change everything for Gia and Colton after one chance meeting.

The attraction between these two burned so bright, intense and needy. But what a great ride it was! Colton was so alpha and commanding like those Mayson men that we are all fond of. Gia was determined to not fall under Colton’s dominating allure, only to fall harder than she ever imagined. This story was a feel good, laugh out loud, swoon and sigh read that I loved from the first page to the last. Colton and Gia made me love them wholeheartedly and cheer for two lost and broken people who fought and found all that they needed in each other, learning to leave the past in the past and working for something beautiful and worthwhile together.

This was amazing! Just amazing and I cannot wait to see where this series will go next!


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Colton Allyster is relieved to be back home. After a year of rehabilitation, losing his career as a Marine along with his fiancé, he’s had to learn quickly what’s really important. Colton grew up wanting to serve his country. Managing his parents’ biker bar was never part of his plan, but after meeting Gia Caro, he’s beginning to think that’s exactly where he’s meant to be.

Ever since Gia Caro arrived in the small, sleepy town of Ruby Falls, Tennessee, her life has spiraled out of control. Between losing her grandmother a little more each day to dementia, and her hot boss’s constant attention, her once quiet existence isn’t so quiet anymore.

After weeks of sidestepping Colton, things get out of hand, and before Gia knows what’s happening, she’s spending her nights in his bed and her mornings in his kitchen. And as he cleans out drawers and makes room in his closet, she starts to wonder if she’s falling too fast.

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“Managing his parents’ biker bar was never part of his plan, but after meeting Gia Caro, he’s beginning to think that’s exactly where he’s meant to be.”

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Review  – Ten Year Dance by Ara Grigorian 

6 out of 5 stars

 I was approached by someone to see if I’d be interested in reviewing a book from an unfamiliar author. Me being me,  said absolutely. I love meeting new authors and discovering so many different styles of writing.   I am so glad it’s over said yes. 
This book was so well written and perfectly executed. Your heart will run the gamut of emotions. One minute it’s sadness,  then happiness, then you want to slap the characters in the head and tell them to get it together already. It was the perfect slow burn and so uniquely different than the majority of the books I normally review.  
I will absolutely be on the lookout for anything new coming from this author,  and definitely will be going back to read previous books. This book is definitely deserving of 6 stars. 

 Best friends since sixth grade. A ten-year high school reunion. A truth they’ve danced around for a decade.

Unlucky-in-love Sophie Perez knows her divorce won’t be easy—but she doesn’t expect it to be dangerous. So when things get ugly, she agrees to move in with Pete Nicos, her commitment-phobic best friend since childhood. Pete has always been there for Sophie, just like she’s been there for him. At first, taking her in seems like the best option, but soon her tantalizing proximity blurs the lines of friendship. With their high school reunion on the horizon will they find closure, forgiveness, and new beginnings?

Ten Year Dance is a contemporary love story, rich with engaging and relatable characters trying to find themselves and each other. Ara Grigorian’s latest will stay with you long after you turn the final page.

Jump into Ten Year Dance and fall into this heartwarming story of second chances today!

“Ten Year Dance is a captivating story of second chances that pulls you in from the first page…and doesn’t let go until the very end.” ~Diana Gardin, critically-acclaimed author of Rescue Ops and Battle Scar series

“Ara Grigorian does it again! Ten Year Dance is a delightful and engaging romance about two best friends who may or may not realize they are soulmates. Like When Harry Met Sally, you will root for Pete and Sophie to find each other before it’s too late!” ~Janis Thomas, critically-acclaimed author

“Grigorian’s style is easy-going and intimate, with a deft touch for emotion and character interaction. … Both marriage-phobic Pete and soon-to-be-divorced Sophie’s separate yet intertwined emotional journeys are skillfully depicted over the course of the novel, with the resolution coming as a worthy payoff for readers.” ~Publisher’s Weekly BookLife


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Ara is committed to helping writers tell better stories. He is the co-founder of the popular Novel Intensive seminar. He is also a workshop leader for the Writer’s Digest Novel Writing Conference, the Santa Barbara Writers Conference, and the Southern California Writers’ Conference (both Irvine, CA and San Diego, CA). Ara is an active member of the Romance Writers of America and its Los Angeles chapter. He is represented by Stacey Donaghy of the Donaghy Literary Group.

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Review – Jax by Cristin Harber

5 out 5 stars

 Another Titan book that knocks your socks off.  It’s gritty,  raw,  emotional, action packed, and a scorcher. Cristin once again proves why she is  one of the best with special ops books. 
They are an unlikely pair who seem to want to claw each other’s eyes out,  (well Seven does more than Jax). She the MC princess trying to keep the club free of the drug trade. He is a special ops soldier meant to do what needs to be done. 
The two get thrust together when things go bad with the MC and cartel. They have to rely on each other if  they or the kids are going to make it out of this alive. A definite must read even if you haven’t read any other Titan books. Can be a standalone. 

 Seven is an enigma. A motorcycle club princess. The daughter of a notorious gangster. The best friend of the deputy mayor. A coffee shop owner. The single mom of two young, adopted children. She’s colorful, in every way possible—from her attitude to her piercings and bright pink hair—and she’s a woman on a mission with the power to help broker a clean break between a powerful motorcycle club and a South American drug cartel. But not all players are ready for the game to change, including the ones she can’t see like the CIA. 

Jax Michaelson has a bad attitude and a good shot. The former Navy SEAL has been on Titan’s problem list for running his mouth since the day he showed up for work, but he does a hell of a job, and they’d never let him go. Call him cocky, that’s fine, because then you’d have to admit he’s the best at anything and everything—except diplomacy. 

When Titan is forced into the seedy drug world filled with cartel glitz and Harley-riding MCs, Seven and her family become an unexpected bargaining chip right after she and Jax find a way to stand each other—in bed.

Will friends become lovers? Or are they too far gone to be opposites that attract? Is Jax nothing but a bad boy who leaves her hoping for a military hero when the burden of living as Mayhem royalty backfires and her children disappear.

JAX is a standalone romantic suspense novel by New York Times bestselling author Cristin Harber. It features characters from the Titan, Delta, and Only series, but readers do not have to have read those books to enjoy this one. There’s a guaranteed happily ever after and no cliffhanger! Enjoy!

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Review – Show Me the Way by A.L. Jackson


Show Me the Way by A.L. Jackson

My rating: 6 of 5 stars

All moments matter. We just rarely know how important they are until the chance to act on them has already passed.

It won’t take you long to learn that every word that A.L. Jackson pens to life is MEANINGFUL; every word MATTERS. Every word that this author writes is FULL OF FEELS. Every word BLEEDS BEAUTY. Every word is mesmerizing and meaningful. Every word means everything. Every word is EVERYTHING!!!

When I read A.L. Jackson’s last book in my beloved Bleeding Stars series this past Summer, I didn’t think this wonderful writer would heal that hangover so quickly. I didn’t think I could sink myself into another story of this author’s when another series of hers still held my heart in its hands. I didn’t think I could love another series or story of A.L. Jackson’s so much. Show Me the Way this single dad romance, burrowed its way into my heart from the very start and never let go. I COULDN’T LET GO of this heart-hitting love story, especially when the heart hit the hardest was mine.

Two broken souls, one chasing light while one relishes the darkness, collide. This collision of past with present, dark with light, and a whole lot of fate was INEVITABLE. 

A guy like that had heartache written all over him. And I’d had enough of that to last me a lifetime.


Oh Rex!!! Hard and soft. Dark and light. This sage-eyed single dad with the body of perfection and the damaged soul was a man I wanted to save. A man who has paid what he believes to be his penance for too long. A man who has never wanted to take a chance on love again…until her.

I stared at her standing in the moonlight. Like some sort of wicked enchantress with the face of an angel.

Rynna is beautiful inside and out. After a life of hell, this heroine is choosing happy. This angel is the light to a dark knight.

Broken sees broken.

Like sees like. 

He needed someone to revive his faith just as desperately as I did. Because looking at him? I suddenly knew he had none of it.

A connection, so big as if it beckoned from above, blazes between Rex and Rynna. An aura of fire—fueled by fate—dances around them. Lighting them up. Lifting them out of the darkness.

I had her pinned. Just like me. I crushed my mouth to hers . . . I just needed to feel something different from the constant turmoil that raged inside . . . touch on something that felt like hope.

That kiss was so many things!!! One kiss with passion and power in spades. One kiss that penetrates straight to the heart. One kiss that meant so much more. Oh did I feel this hero and heroines’ passion too!

Pretty soon, this man was going to drown me. Take me all the way under.

I DROWNED in A.L. Jackson’s poetic words—so passionate and poignant—where I didn’t want to surface for air. Show Me the Way sucked me in, pulling me under. I could do nothing but FEEL EVERYTHING.

”When I close my eyes, who I see is you. Show me the way, Rynna. Show me the way out of it.”


GAH!!!! These words were SOOO MESMERIZING and MOVING!!! These words shot sparks to my soul. These words made my heart beat out of its chest. These words WERE EVERYTHING!!! Show Me the Way is EVERYTHING!!!

Show Me the Way showed itself—baring its soulful story to my soul and piercing my heart with each PASSIONATE and POETIC word. I FELL HARD for the broken hero and heroine—hearts torn apart but whose shattered pieces flawlessly fit together. My heart bled for these broken characters who became a part of me. I expected this story centered on a single dad to steal my heart; I didn’t expect it to steal so many tears. I could feel Show Me the Way so hard that tears remained etched in my eyes!!! I was RENDERED BARE and BROKEN in the most beautiful way!!!

This HEARTBREAKINGLY BEAUTIFUL BOOK hits the heart like a hurricane—as Show Me the Way slams into the soul—where every word penetrates with a force felt everywhere!!! A.L. Jackson’s words relentlessly tear and tug at the heart every time. With each beautifully broken book that this incredibly talented author writes, my heart leaves a piece behind in each soul-slaying story. Show Me the Way SLAYS all the way!!! As heartwarming as it is heart-wrenching, Show Me the Way is a romance felt long after the last page.

”You can’t move forward without moving on.”

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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 heart-stealing ‘little thief’ stars 

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The first sexy, captivating, stand-alone novel in the brand-new FIGHT FOR ME series from NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author A.L. Jackson . . .

Rex Gunner. As bitter as he is beautiful.

The owner of the largest construction company in Gingham Lakes has been burned one too many times. His wife leaving him to raise their daughter was the last blow this single dad could take. The only woman he’ll let into his heart is his little girl.

Rynna Dayne. As vulnerable as she is tempting.

She ran from Gingham Lakes when she was seventeen. She swore to herself she would never return. Then her grandmother passed away and left her the deed to the diner that she once loved.

When Rex meets his new neighbor, he knows he’s in trouble.

She’s gorgeous and sweet and everything he can’t trust.

Until she becomes the one thing he can’t resist.

One kiss sends them tumbling toward ecstasy.

But in a town this size, pasts are bound to collide. Caught in a web of lies, betrayal, and disloyalty, Rex must make a choice.

Will he hide behind his walls or will he take the chance . . .





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Review – Running Into Love by Aurora Rose Reynolds


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Running Into Love was such a sweet and funny read! Aurora shows all her incredible talent in this first book of the Fluke My Life series. A wonderful strong leading lady and an off the charts sexy leading man headline this fantastic story!

I smiled and laughed and sighed from beginning to end. How could you not absolutely adore the totally accident prone Fawn Reed? From running with her eyes closed and knocking over an incredibly hot NYPD homicide detective that she feels an instant connection to only to find out that hottie is none other than her next door neighbor, Fawn’s life becomes a series of events that kept me turning the pages until I had completely devoured this story!

Levi Fremont may come off as the tough guy cop but he certainly has a soft spot for the little teacher next door with the totally stubborn dog. He has a crazy ex and an even crazier family that wants nothing more than to see him happy. Fawn certainly changes everything about his life – for the better. And don’t tell Aurora, but I think Levi is definitely a Mayson in disguise… or at least a distant cousin. This yummy dominant of a man has the Boom written all over him – NYC style!

Running Into Love is so full of feel great moments, gut busting clumsy laughs, and steamy chemistry between two total opposites who manage to find everything they need in each other. Fawn and Levi’s families and friends make this story such a wonderful distraction. Have no doubt Fawn’s family is just as crazy as Levi’s and they stole this book!

This is a wonderfully written story, such a happy swoony story! More please! Fantastic, ARR!

Five Fabulous Stars!


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Fawn Reed has kissed one too many toads and has finally decided that Prince Charming doesn’t exist. After countless mishaps, mistakes, and unmitigated disasters on the dating scene, she’s decided to give up and move on with her life…solo.

Everything changes, however, after Fawn runs into Levi Fremont, a homicide detective new to New York City.

Dedication to the job has rendered Levi’s love life nonexistent—until he moves in next door to the free-spirited Fawn. After a series of comedic run-ins push them together, will they finally give in to the inevitable and realize—maybe—they are perfect for each other?

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Aurora Rose Reynolds is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author whose wildly popular series include Until, Until Him, Until Her, Underground Kings and Shooting Stars.

Her writing career started in an attempt to get the outrageously alpha men who resided in her head to leave her alone and has blossomed into an opportunity to share her stories with readers all over the world.

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Review – Without Merit by Colleen Hoover


Without Merit by Colleen Hoover

My rating: 6 of 5 stars

“Not every mistake deserves a consequence. Sometimes the only thing a mistake deserves is forgiveness.”

Merit. Such a simple word that carries the weight of a thousand books and lives. A word that means worthy. A word that defines each of Colleen Hoover’s creative culminations, novels but more like EMOTIONAL JOURNEYS. Colleen Hoover writes WORTHY books—masterpieces of merit—the kind that bring battles to life and slay demons, the kind of heartfelt creations that take and leave pieces of hearts and souls inside each story that this creator touches. Without Merit is more worthy than gold.

Colleen Hoover returns to Young Adult romance in Without Merit, a tale that is as MOMENTOUS as it is MOVING. In a small-town Texas setting lives the extremely unusual Voss family, a group of eccentric, extremely complex, and emotionally numb members. Told through the perspective of the teenage daughter, Merit, this novel takes a deep dive into family dynamics, uncovering secrets and setting the truth free.

Without Merit is so personal that it felt like an invasion upon reading. Deep. Dynamic. Devastatingly beautiful. Without Merit connected to me from the start, one that tore at my heart. I WAS RENDERED POWERLESS to this story’s power—its force—that awakened everything inside of me.

Merit is the beautiful, bold, but jaded teen heroine. She is wise beyond her years. Stuck in a family where secrets are buried and truths need to be set free, Merit seeks an escape that she finds in Sagan.

“Of all the places we could be, we’re right here. At the same time.”

Sagan is gorgeous, smart, witty, and perceptive. He beacon of light in Merit’s dark world. Sagan has a compassionate soul and I felt him soar through my soul. This hero has been through his own hell but is a survivor. Oh did I ADMIRE and love this young man!!! 

He takes a step closer to me and it suddenly feels like I’ve swallowed his heart because I have all these extra beats in my chest.

Merit and Sagans’ chemistry is UNDENIABLE. This hero and heroine are drawn together like a moth to a flame. Two broken souls searching for solace. Two broken hearts longing to become whole. Two beautiful souls connected by feels and perhaps fate.

He smiles and whispers, “You bury me.”

Without Merit‘s wielding words BURIED ME—burying my heart deep inside them. I felt each one pierce me—penetrating me like a deep kiss. The intensity of this heartfelt book burned through me like fire. Poignant. Passionate. Powerful. 

“I just wish you could like yourself as much as I like you.”

These words … they SHOOK MY SOUL! I was GUTTED, as Without Merit gripped my heart and tore it apart!!! Without Merit HITS THE HEART SO HARD, a tornado striking the soul.


I bled tears for the hero, Sagan, but mostly for the heroine, Merit, who is worth everything. This fractured family FELT REAL. A family with so many skeletons buried beneath the surface. A family with whom Colleen Hoover connects the reader so intimately. A family whose pain is felt. A family desperately needing to be saved. A family I wanted to save because they felt so close where I shared such a strong connection that the Voss members felt like mine…my close-knit clan that I rooted for until the end.

Through her powerful and poignant words, Colleen Hoover courageously uncovers social topics and serious issues like depression. This compassionate writer tackles tough matters rather than brushing them under the rug. I can’t love Colleen Hoover more for slaying serious subjects through her writing—meeting them head on—and making them her muses.

I LOVE that Colleen Hoover doesn’t write easy love. She writes complicated love, the kind that challenges you, the kind for which you have to work, stripping the soul bare, and laying everything on the line. There is no greater reward than reaching the end of a messy, hard-fought love story. Colleen Hoover is masterful at penning messy love. Colleen Hoover writes messy love at its best!

Without Merit is a family saga threaded with a coming-of-age love story, one I LIVED … FELT … LOVED. I felt every emotion that the hero and heroine felt; their devastatingly beautiful love story was MINE. I lost myself in Without Merit, vanishing into this life-altering story, SPELLBOUND, as it seized every part of me: body, heart, and soul. An evocative and emotionally-wound journey of heartbreak and healing, Without Merit leaves a lasting mark on the soul. I know my soul is marked for life.

I wanted it all. I wanted to feel everything.


🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 worthy and soul-stirring stars


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Not every mistake deserves a consequence. Sometimes the only thing it deserves is forgiveness.

The Voss family is anything but normal. They live in a repurposed church, newly baptized Dollar Voss. The once cancer-stricken mother lives in the basement, the father is married to the mother’s former nurse, the little half-brother isn’t allowed to do or eat anything fun, and the eldest siblings are irritatingly perfect. Then, there’s Merit.

Merit Voss collects trophies she hasn’t earned and secrets her family forces her to keep. While browsing the local antiques shop for her next trophy, she finds Sagan. His wit and unapologetic idealism disarm and spark renewed life into her—until she discovers that he’s completely unavailable. Merit retreats deeper into herself, watching her family from the sidelines when she learns a secret that no trophy in the world can fix.

Fed up with the lies, Merit decides to shatter the happy family illusion that she’s never been a part of before leaving them behind for good. When her escape plan fails, Merit is forced to deal with the staggering consequences of telling the truth and losing the one boy she loves.




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