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**

Purchase: | Amazon | B&N | Apple | Google |

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**

Purchase: | Amazon | Kindle | B&N | Apple |

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Feature and Giveaway: Devil's Daughter by Lisa Kleypas

Although beautiful young widow Phoebe, Lady Clare, has never met West Ravenel, she knows one thing for certain: he’s a mean, rotten bully. Back in boarding school, he made her late husband’s life a misery, and she’ll never forgive him for it. But when Phoebe attends a family wedding, she encounters a dashing and impossibly charming stranger who sends a fire-and-ice jolt of attraction through her. And then he introduces none other than West Ravenel.

West is a man with a tarnished past. No apologies, no excuses. However, from the moment he meets Phoebe, West is consumed by irresistible desire...not to mention the bitter awareness that a woman like her is far out of his reach. What West doesn’t bargain on is that Phoebe is no straitlaced aristocratic lady. She’s the daughter of a strong-willed wallflower who long ago eloped with Sebastian, Lord St. Vincent—the most devilishly wicked rake in England.

Before long, Phoebe sets out to seduce the man who has awakened her fiery nature and shown her unimaginable pleasure. Will their overwhelming passion be enough to overcome the obstacles of the past? Only the devil’s daughter knows…

Purchase: | Amazon | B&N | Apple | Google |

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Feature and Giveaway: Hot for a Cowboy by Kim Redford

Two flames burn way hotter than one...

Eden Rafferty has lost it all: big time career, high-profile marriage, and just about everything she owns. Coming back to Wildcat Bluff with her tail between her legs, the only person who can help her heal is cowboy firefighter Shane Taggart. But nothing is simple, and their high-octane past is just the beginning of their current problems…

Purchase: | Amazon | B&N | Apple |

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Feature and Giveaway: Forever My Hero by Sharon Sala

Every storm they’ve weathered…has led them to each other

Dan Amos lost his wife and son years ago, when they inadvertently got in the way of a death threat meant for him. He’s never had eyes for anyone since, and he doesn’t want to. But fellow Blessings resident Alice Conroy sparks something inside him…

Newly widowed, Alice was disillusioned by marriage and isn’t looking to fall in love anytime soon. Then a tropical storm blazes a path straight for the Georgia coast, and as the town prepares for the worst, Dan opens his heart and his home. The tempest is raging, but Alice and Dan are learning to find shelter…in each other.

Purchase: | Amazon | B&N | Apple |

Monday, February 25, 2019

Guest Post with Author Adriana Locke and Giveaway

USA Today bestselling author Adriana Locke lives and breathes books. After years of slightly obsessive relationships with the flawed bad boys dreamed up by other authors, she decided to create her own. She is the author of Tumble, the first novel in her Dogwood Lane series; the Exception series; the Gibson Brothers series; and the Landry Family series.

She resides in the Midwest with her husband, her sons, two dogs, two cats, and a bird. She spends a large amount of time playing with her kids, drinking coffee, and cooking. You can find her outside if the weather’s nice, and there’s always a piece of candy in her pocket. Besides cinnamon gummy bears, boxing, and random quotes, her next favorite thing is chatting with readers. She’d love to hear from you! Look for her at

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Sealed With a Kiss Event Winners

We've got quite a few winners to announce, but we first wanted to take the time to thank all of the authors that participated and donated items for the giveaways. We couldn't do this event without you and it means so much to us all that you take the time out of your busy schedules to write these amazing love letters. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

And now for the winners...