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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Feature and Giveaway: Logan's Lady by Rosanne Bittner


Two worlds in conflict
Two hearts intertwined
One love worth fighting for

Wealthy Englishwoman Lady Elizabeth Baylor longs for adventure. She leaves for America full of hope, only to lose everything to a villain hiding treachery behind his smile. Lost in this strange and lawless land, Elizabeth vows to track down the man who did her wrong...but she can't do it alone. What she needs is someone hardened by the west and unflinching toward its dangers: notorious bounty hunter Logan Best.

Ill-mannered and seemingly ruthless, Logan exorcises his dark past by throwing himself into his vengeful profession—hunting wanted men. There's nothing about the pampered Englishwoman that should call to him, and yet as their adventure takes them across the wild and treacherous west, he realizes he'll do anything to keep her safe...and defend his Lady to his final breath.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Feature and Giveaway: The Story of Us by Jody Holford



Declan James has been Brockton Point’s most ineligible bachelor––happy with his short-term relationships and focusing on his business. But now that his closest friends have found their happily-ever-afters, he can’t help but wonder what that might be like. And then Sophia Strombi shows up on his doorstep.

Sophia’s life is––well there’s no other word for it––a mess. She’s grateful to have some work at her brother’s best friend’s bar, and a place to stay. Since she’s working hard to get her life back on track, she’s desperately trying to ignore the fact her boss makes her heart pound in a good way. Wait––no. That’s not good at all.

Besides, she has a huge secret she’s keeping from everyone––one that’s a life-changer.

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Monday, March 18, 2019

Feature and Giveaway: In Her Sights by Kattie Ruggle


Five bounty-hunting sister
Deep in the heart of the Rockies
Fighting to save each other
...and the men who steal their hearts

Bounty hunter Molly Pax fought hard for everything she has, turning the bail recovery business she shares with her sisters into an unqualified success. So when their sticky-fingered mother jumps bail and puts the childhood home up as collateral, Molly's horrified. To make matters worse, every two-bit criminal in the Rockies now sees her family's misfortune as their next big break.

She needs help, stat.

Enter rival bounty hunter John Carmondy: six feet of pure trouble, with a cocky grin to match. John's the most cheerfully, annoyingly gorgeous frenemy Molly's ever had the pleasure of defeating...and he may be her only hope of making it out of this mess alive.

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Saturday, March 16, 2019

ARC Review: Order by Kindle Alexander


Order is the second book in the Tattoos & Ties duet by Kindle Alexander. While you could probably read this one as a standalone, I recommend reading Havoc first as this is the continuing story of Alec and Keyes. 

Order picks up where Havoc left off, with Keyes and Alec trying to figure out a future for themselves despite the obstacles they face. Keyes has club business and Alec has his Assistant DA job that threaten everything they hope to have for their relationship. Despite everything, they both know that they have never felt this way about anyone else and are determined to find a way to make their relationship work. 

As much as I liked Alec and Keyes together, this book was just okay for me. I did believe in them and felt like they were made for one another, but there were some things that frustrated me here. I felt like Alec was super clingy and Keyes was so quick to walk away. I felt like we should have been over most of that by this point and I found myself skimming this one to get to the end. I was glad that things worked out in the end and I liked that they were able to overcome everything. But this one was just super sweet to the point of a toothache and wasn’t my favorite from Kindle Alexander. Fans of Alec and Keyes will enjoy seeing the conclusion to their story and if you like super sweet M/M stories I recommend giving this one a shot.

**ARC Provided by Enticing Journey Book Promotions**

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Weekly Winners


Below is a list of winners from recent blog giveaways.

Molli Taylor
Book of Choice from Kat Martin

Dawn Smedley
Print copy of Devil's Daughter by Lisa Kleypas

Valerie Jondahl
Print copy of It's Getting Scot in Here by Suzanne Enoch


All winners have been notified via email and are posted on the Rafflecopter form from that giveaway post. Thank you to everyone that stopped by and entered. =)

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Feature and Giveaway: The Soccer Player and the Single Mom by Kyra Jacobs



For most women, working for a sexy soccer star would be a dream come true. All except single mom Felicity Shaw. She has no interest in playing personal assistant for a stubborn, injured playboy—no matter how nice his abs are. But with bills piling up and mouths to feed, she can’t say no to the job.

That’s when it gets interesting.

The last thing Scott Gillie wants or needs is a persistent and entirely too distracting PA while he’s recuperating in his small hometown. Unfortunately, it’s not up to him. Then Felicity and her son end up temporarily moving in—all thanks to his meddlesome grandmother. Now temptation is right across the hall and it’s driving Scott crazy.

His only option is to fight fire with fire.

He never expects Felicity to do the same.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

ARC Review: The Magnolia Inn by Carolyn Brown


I’m no stranger to Carolyn Brown and as much as I love her cowboy romance I enjoyed this one just as much. Set in East Texas an old Victorian farmstead turned B&B gets passed down to one more generation. Jolene Broussard, the niece, inherits the property along with her cousin unfortunately her cousin wants nothing to do with the B&B and promptly sells his half. Jolene is angry with her cousin for hurting his uncle’s feelings but she’s also kind of relieved the guy was a sleazy creep. Jolene’s aunt and uncle decided to retire and travel the US in an RV leaving the place in her capable hands. Jolene couldn’t be happier with the prospect of owning and running her favorite place in the world except she’s only got $200 to her name and a butt load of renovations to do before the season starts up again. Her saving grace is the new co-owner, Tucker Malone who seems to have more than enough money to do everything that needs to be done and more the fact that he’s good looking doesn’t hurt either.

Tucker Malone has spent the last few years of his life mourning his wife. He got fired from the Dallas PD and moved to her hometown to be closer to her working for her best friend on house renovations working throughout the week spending the weekends drunk. When the opportunity to buy half of a bed and breakfast that she had a great memory of he jumped at the chance. Jolene was raised by an addict and a drunk and her most recent break up was because he was a drunk, Jolene has had it with drunks so as perfect as Tucker may be for the renovations she can’t stand that he’s a weekend drunk, especially after she trips over his drunk ass after having to walk part of the way home in the freezing rain. Having Jolene in his life and doing the renovations on the B&B has woken Tucker up. Jolene makes him feel like he hasn’t in years but he’s still learning to let go of his dead wife. Throughout the book Tucker’s late wife talks to him trying to get him to let go and Tucker goes through a whole lot emotionally and Jolene is there with an open ear and kind heart and a boot to the head when needed.

Overall, this was a great read. Brown as always has some wonderful characters, the woman so sassy and spunky I loved this group. It is a slow burn romance but with the baggage both characters have it’s easy to understand why they took it slow. It’s a wonderful story about healing and moving on and getting a second chance at love.

**ARC provided by Publisher**

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Monday, March 11, 2019

Feature and Giveaway: Mr. Misunderstood by Sara Jane Stone



Rule #1: Maintain Control.

You think you know me. The cars, the penthouse, the reputation for delivering women to that “Oh, yes, Gavin” moment… Yeah, I’m the bad boy billionaire who drives your fantasies.

But I’ve traveled a long road to get here. And I played by the rules—the ones I wrote to guarantee I didn’t return to whom I was before.

Until now. The pictures, the story—it’s my past coming back to haunt me. I’ve lost control. And to get it back, I need to change the story.

So I asked my best friend and neighbor for help. Kayla agreed—if I support her growing pack of four-legged misfits.

My life is under control again.

Only I’m falling for my best friend. Now, my New York City apartment is full of rescued pups, my country retreat looks more like an animal sanctuary, and Kayla’s guarding her heart.

And I’m running out of time to prove the girl next door belongs with the billionaire.

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Friday, March 8, 2019

Feature: You Had Me at Jaguar by Terry Spear


They’re not the only ones on the prowl…but they’re the most dangerous…

The United Shifter Force gives jaguar agent Howard Armstrong an impossible task—to protect fierce she-jaguar Valerie Chambers, when the last thing she wants is protecting. They’re going international to take down a killer and he can guard Valerie all day long. But guard his heart? He doesn’t stand a chance.

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ARC Review: Diary of a Bad Boy by Meghan Quinn


I love Meghan Quinn’s books, but I couldn’t get my hands on Diary of a Bad Boy fast enough! This is a standalone story, but fans of her book The Secret to Dating Your Best Friend’s Sister will recognize Roark and his friends Bram and Rath. I really enjoyed getting to know Roark better and I think readers will love this one! 

Roark and Sutton met after a fight that resulted in them switching phones. When Sutton calls to arrange to make the switch, Roark takes things a bit too far and soon they are down a path neither of them expected. But when they find out that Sutton is the daughter of one of Roark’s biggest clients, they know they are in trouble...especially since they have been tasked with working together at a camp for her father’s charity. It might be more trouble than what Roark is used to (which is saying something!) but him being with Sutton could end up being more right than anything he has ever done in his life. 

I loved these two. I was hooked right from the start. Sutton and Roark had instant chemistry and sparks, and while things might not have started the best between them you could tell that there was so much there. They had a great connection once they started getting to know one another and I couldn’t get enough of their banter. I will say that there were times that Roark frustrated me, but I also understood it. I was so glad that he had Sutton, as well as Bram, Rath and Sutton’s father Foster to show him what it was like to have people who cared about him. 

Overall, this was a really great story. The only things that kept if from being a five star read for me were my frustrations at times with Roark and I felt like the phone bit went on a little too long and that Roark took things a bit too far. Otherwise though, I loved the characters and I felt the connection between them was genuine. I need Rath’s story! I still love his bromance with Bram, and I understand this was Roark’s story but I seriously need more of Rath and Bram!

**ARC Provided by Inkslinger PR**

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Thursday, March 7, 2019

Feature and Giveaway: Bayside Escape by Melissa Foster



Fall in love at Bayside, where sandy beaches, good friends, and true love come together in the sweet small towns of Cape Cod. Bayside Summers is a series of standalone steamy romance novels featuring alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They're fun, flirty, flawed, deeply emotional, always passionate, and easy to relate to.

Hold on to your hat for Violet's wildly hot love story! Lizza is up to her old tricks again, and Violet is in for the surprise of a lifetime!

Two years ago Violet Vancroft was a nomadic artist who never wanted to put down roots and Andre Shaw was a prominent Boston physician whose roots ran too deep to unearth. Their love didn't stand a chance-or at least that's what Violet believed when she received a plea for help from the sister she'd never really known-so she snuck away like a thief in the night.

Now Andre travels the world setting up new medical clinics, and Violet has finally found the family she'd always craved and the roots she'd never known she wanted. When their paths cross unexpectedly, it's not the reunion either one imagined. But they've never stopped loving each other, and after the dust of anger and hurt settles, passion ignites even hotter than before. As the end to Andre's time at the Cape nears, reality sets in, leaving them no closer to a future than they were before. Violet and Andre are forced to dig deep to discover if they're destined to live apart forever or if true love really can conquer all.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Feature and Giveaway: 99% Faking It by Chris Cannon



Lisa is a card-carrying, book-loving Gryffindor. Solid. And that’s why everyone knows she’s awesome. Well, except for her crush, Matt. He only ever sees her as a friend. Plus, he's got his eye on another girl. Oh well, plenty of fish and all that.

Good thing Lisa just read a book on the “wedding ring phenomenon”—you get more attention when you’re already taken. What if Lisa pretends to be Matt’s plus one? Maybe it’ll help Matt get his girl and Lisa can hook her own fish.

After the plan works, Matt suddenly claims he doesn’t like the view from the friend-zone and wants her instead… But she isn’t interested in being anyone’s second choice. If this guy wants to earn her attention, he’ll need more than some silly “phenomenon.”

He’ll need to go all out...

Disclaimer: This book contains multiple nerd-girl references, cute puppies, and snarky humor that will make you LOL!

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Feature and Giveaway: It's Getting Scot in Here by Suzanne Enoch


HAPPILY-EVER-AFTER

London socialite Amelia-Rose Baxter is nobody’s fool. Her parents may want her to catch a title, but she will never change who she is for the promise of marriage. Her husband will be a man who can appreciate her sharp mind as well as her body. A sophisticated man who loves life in London. A man who considers her his equal—and won’t try to tame her wild heart...

IN THE HIGHLANDS

Rough, rugged Highlander Niall MacTaggert and his brothers know the rules: the eldest must marry or lose the ancestral estate, period. But Niall’s eldest brother just isn’t interested in the lady his mother selected. Is it because Amelia-Rose is just too. . . Free-spirited? Yes. Brazen? Aye. Surely Niall can find a way to soften up the whip-smart lass and make her the perfect match for his brother for the sake of the family.

JUST GOT A WHOLE LOT HOTTER.

Instead it’s Niall who tempts Amelia-Rose, despite her reservations about barbarian Highlanders. Niall finds the lass nigh irresistible as well, but he won’t make the mistake his father did in marrying an Englishwoman who doesn’t like the Highlands. Does he have what it takes to win her heart? There is only one way to find out...

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Monday, March 4, 2019

ARC Review: Make Me Yours by Tia Louise


Make Me Yours is a standalone story from Tia Louise, however if you have read her book Make You Mine, you will recognize Ruby. She is Drew’s best friend, and Drew and Gray make a few appearances in this book. For fans of that book, you will enjoy Ruby’s story but new readers won’t feel as though they have missed anything. I highly recommend reading both books though, as I enjoyed both of them a lot! 

Remington Key needs help raising his young daughter while trying to launch his business after the loss of his wife. So when he meets Ruby in a bar while both of them are slightly drunk, offering her a full time live-in nanny position seems like a good idea to both of them. They can overlook the intense attraction between them to make the situation work. But the more time they spend together and the closer Ruby gets to his daughter Lillie, the more they each begin to realize that what is between them is more than they can fight. 

I loved Remi, Ruby and Lillie. Remi and Ruby had great chemistry and a strong connection. It was there right from the start and just continued to strengthen as she became such a big part of Remi and Lillie’s lives. I couldn’t get enough of her with Lillie. They were so cute together and had a great connection like she had with Remi. It was easy to see how he fell for Ruby when she was around his daughter and made Lillie the center of her world. I loved the heat and attraction between Remi and Ruby, but I just loved the family that they were building. It just felt so real and genuine, and like Ruby was always meant to be with them. 

Overall, this was a great story. I loved the characters and getting to see some familiar faces. I can’t wait for Stay, a standalone story coming soon from Tia about a character we meet in this book! Tia Louise is a great author and never disappoints. This is a great book that I know romance readers, especially contemporary fans will enjoy!

**ARC Provided by Inkslinger PR**

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Saturday, March 2, 2019

ARC Review: Devil's Daughter by Lisa Kleypas


I could not wait for this book! When I was reading “Devil in Spring” Phoebe’s character kept grabbing my attention and I could not wait to see what Kleypas had in store for her. West Ravenel was introduced in the first book of the Ravenel series “Cold-Hearted Rake” and ever since then I have been waiting for his story! What an amazing series! I must confess I have not read all the books in the series but I was anticipating this one!

For anyone that has not read Kleypas before (gasp), she also wrote “Devil in Winter” one of my all time favorite stories. I have read it so many times I have lost count. Here she introduced Sebastian, Lord St. Vincent. He marries a stammering wallflower in which with the Ravenels we have a chance to see how their life has unfolded as a married couple with children. Phoebe is the daughter of Sebastian and Evangeline.

Phoebe is beautiful and a widow. She married her childhood sweetheart but he passed away before he could see the birth of their second son. Phoebe has always hated West because he tormented her husband as a child. West is by no means perfect and he is his own worst enemy. When a young man he was often found drinking, womanizing and making mayhem in society. In the first book of the series, he begins his transformation and dedicates himself to helping his brother and his decaying estate. Now in, “Devils Daughter” he is admired by the people that work alongside him and has changed his ways. Phoebe doesn’t think that he has changed from the brute that use to terrorize her husband and West refuses to forgive himself. When Phoebe attends her brothers wedding, at the door to greet her is none other than West.

Phoebe quickly loses her reservations about West and realizes that he is a very changed man and one that she wants to get to know quickly. West does not find himself worthy of her and doesn’t see himself worthy of her love.

This story was everything! It was full of emotion, ache, chemistry, sweetness, love, beautiful scenes, beautiful storyline, beloved characters from previous books. I have to confess that I expected Kleypas to make Phoebe and West more adversary but she did not and it worked beautifully. The one scene at the dinner table where they are sitting together was so sweet and loving that I just instantly knew this story was going to be heartbreaking and sweet and it was! Sebastian plays a very prominent role in the story and in many ways help West find his worth in the love that he does not think himself worthy of! I read this book quickly then slowly and then I skimmed it again. I loved it so much and is already a top read for 2019. I cannot recommend or love this story enough.

**ARC provided by Publisher**

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Friday, March 1, 2019

ARC Review: When August Ends by Penelope Ward


I absolutely love Penelope Ward’s books, and this one was right up my alley, being an older man younger woman book. I knew I had to read this story and Penelope didn’t disappoint. When August Ends hooked me from the beginning and I couldn’t put it down. While this one didn’t feel like Penelope’s past works to me, I really enjoyed it and can’t wait for more from her! 

When Heather’s mother became ill, she ended up staying to help out instead of going to college. Now she helps out by cleaning and taking care of her family’s boathouse and the tenants that rent it. So when sexy older man Noah shows up, she isn’t prepared to be as drawn to him as she is. But they get off to an embarrassing start in which Noah makes it clear that nothing will happen between them, though there is an obvious connection between them. The more they spend time together, the closer they become. Soon Heather’s feelings grow even stronger for Noah and Noah finds it harder to to fight what he feels for Heather. But with Noah leaving at the end of August, they both know that things are far from simple. 

I loved the connection between Heather and Noah. Especially that things started off as a bit awkward and turned into a strong friendship. Things progressed naturally and it was so real between them. They had chemistry right from the start, but it was so much more than that. I love that Noah encouraged Heather and wanted what was best for her, even if that meant denying what he felt for her. I was glad that Heather never gave up though as they were meant for each other. They were so great together and I couldn’t get enough of them. 

Overall, I really liked this story and the characters. Penelope Ward is one of my all time favorite authors. I love her stories and that her characters are unique. I always recommend her books to fans of the contemporary romance genre and she continues to prove why she is a must buy author for me. If you like older man/younger woman romance novels, this is one you should definitely check out. I can’t wait to see what Penelope writes next!

**ARC Provided by Author**

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