R E V I E W ➠ The Nanny and the Beefcake by Krista Sandor

(Nanny Love Match #3)


The world knows Erasmus Cress as a British boxing champion and a single dad, but what they don’t know is that he’s also an O thief. Yep, that O. The OMG, don’t stop, please, don’t stop, O.
The infuriating beefcake rendered yoga instructor Libby Lamb an off-balance O-deprived mess with one arrogant glance, which turns out to be an occupational hazard when her job is to remain calm, cool, and collected.
She never expected to become the boxer’s nanny, but she’s got bills to pay and brothers to support. Not to mention, the beefcake’s ripped physique might be the key to reclaiming her O and restoring her inner peace.
Here’s the deal. She’s out of options, and so is he.
He’s training for the fight of his life, and he needs someone to care for his son.
He says he doesn’t do relationships. But when their eyes meet, and the gloves come off, there’s no denying his yang is hot for her yin.
They clash at every turn, but Erasmus soon learns that the fight that matters the most might not be the one in the boxing ring. When it’s all on the line, the true battle will be the fight for Libby’s heart.


Not my first read by the author and I have read the previous books in the series. This one I was excited about and it’s a big boy! In all honestly I don’t think it needed a couple of scenes in the book, they were slow for me so it dragged a bit. Other than that there is a lot of action and scenes happening here, lot’s of side characters and life happening. It’s part for me where the ‘romance’ got lost and I was clinging to that little bit when it was between the H&H. It was still enjoyable to read, took me a couple of full days to read & am looking forward to the next one.

This is a heavy rom-com mixed with enemy-to, friends-to, single dad, alpha hero and very expressive out there heroine. I enjoyed the hero & heroine, each in it’s own. I had a few dislikes to the heroine only because she was heavy on the chi and the yoga, it went a little too much into detail for me on that. Laughed out loud many times in the book. The hero is a boxer who is in need of a nanny, has a chip on his shoulder and is a big man with an even bigger heart. They are paired very well, also the hero’s little son is the sweetest and just everything flowed so well. Even if the romance was missing the sizzle was there and worth the wait! I can’t wait for more in this series and hope to go din my next lifetime I get to have this Hero in real life please. Krista make it happen please & thank you!

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: (Nanny Love Match #3)
Recommended: ☑

R E V I E W ➠ Twisted Hate by Ana Huang

(Twisted #3)


He hates her…almost as much as he wants her.
Gorgeous, cocky, and fast on his way to becoming a hotshot doctor, Josh Chen has never met a woman he couldn’t charm—except for Jules f**king Ambrose.
The beautiful redhead has been a thorn in his side since they met, but she also consumes his thoughts in a way no woman ever has.
When their animosity explodes into one unforgettable night, he proposes a solution that’ll get her out of his system once and for all: an enemies with benefits arrangement with simple rules.
No jealousy.
No strings attached.
And absolutely no falling in love.
Outgoing and ambitious, Jules Ambrose is a former party girl who’s focused on one thing: passing the attorney’s bar exam.
The last thing she needs is to get involved with a doctor who puts the SUFFER in insufferable…no matter how good-looking he is.
But the more she gets to know him, the more she realizes there’s more than meets the eye to the man she’s hated for so long.
Her best friend’s brother.
Her nemesis.
And her only salvation.
Theirs is a match made in hell, and when the demons from their past catch up with them, they’re faced with truths that could either save them …or destroy everything they’ve worked for.

Twisted Hate is a steamy enemies with benefits/enemies to lovers romance. It’s book three in the Twisted series but can be read as a standalone.

RELEASE DATE: January 27, 2022

Not my first read by the author & not my last. I have read the other 2 books in this series and let’s just say they both ended up on my TOP MUST READ list! This one was a little different for me, I felt like the author leaned more towards the younger gen read (I don’t really know how to explain this to anyone aside from it felt more NA YA to me) Don’t get me wrong, it was still steamy and alpha just different form the first two books.

This is a heavy side of enemy-to style and while I do love that trope it felt very much the whole time in this. I think what I just couldn’t connect with, with this trope in this book is the ‘make him or her jealous’ styles. But this is all person preferences for me of course. Other than that, this book was dynamic, long and satisfying. I do have to say that I LOVED the hero more than the heroine, they really fit well together but at times Jules felt very over-powering to me. The hero has the biggest heart and can be rough in the right places and sweet in all the rest. Their banter was fun to interact with also. GREAT ADDITION TO THE SERIES!

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: Personal Dislikes
Standalone/Series: (Twisted #3)
Recommended: ☑

R E V I E W ➠ Blind Pass by Teagan Hunter

(Carolina Comets #2)


What happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay there.
I would know. I’m coming home with a brand-new ring on my finger.
My wife? Ryan Bell.
We’re polar opposites.
She’s sunshine and happiness.
I’m grumpy and scarred—literally.
We could get it annulled and no one would be the wiser.
Only problem? We posted about it online, and it’s already making headlines.
I can’t afford to get that kind of attention and tank my career, and Ryan needs my help too.
We make a plan: stay married for one year, play our roles, and divorce amicably at the end. No harm, no foul.
Besides, there’s no way the beauty is going to fall for the beast…

RELEASE DATE: January 27, 2021

Not my first read by the author. And I have also read the previous Book #1.

Ah this was so sweet and fun! I will admit that at the beginning I wasn’t a huge fan of the heroine but she grew on me fast once she let herself feel. From then on it was all butterflies in my tummy for these two. From their ‘surprise’ wedding to the way she see’s him…swoony, romantic, funny, sweet…you get it all and ALL THE HEART YOU WANT! I don’t want to give out too much in this but will say that it did not end the way I was expecting it, for the better that is. The one thing that I wish it had maybe was a little more angst drama at the peak that is all. It’s a perfect edition to the series & I can’t wait for more! The Beauty & Beast theme in this was everything you’d want!

p.s. the spice in this *heat was turned up past the average point* *fanning myself, especially the SIT DON’T HOOVER*

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: (Carolina Comets #2)
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑

R E V I E W ➠ Captivated by the Light by Cheryl Sloan

(Beneath the Darkness Trilogy #1)


Determined to live life on her terms, Jenna Lachlan focused her energy on growing her business all the while flying under the radar, but fate had other plans.
Insert the sexy, assertive, and captivating Cameron Rijker into the fold, and the stakes just got higher. He pushed her buttons, decimated her comfort zone, and made her yearn for a life she long since vowed wasn’t in the cards.
Their attraction was immediate, their chemistry undeniable, and their connection unparalleled. However, beneath the surface remained a secret so big that Jenna would go to any lengths to keep hidden no matter the cost.
The only downside to anonymity was that you could never fully trust anyone but yourself.

Captivated by the Light is the first book in the Beneath the Darkness Trilogy. Jenna and Cameron’s story continues in Blindsided by Darkness, followed by Darkness to Light.

RELEASE DATE: August 15, 2020

NEW to me author & books. Because this is a trilogy I am going to kind of sum up this review into one as opposed to 3 different ones. I haven’t read a trilogy in a long time so it brought me back to my good old days first reads. The amazing author was sweet enough to send me signed paperbacks and provide me with the full e-book all three in one version to read. Let’s just say that made it so much easier to just go to the next. I will try and summarize briefly my reviews on each and then as a whole. And this is a suspense trilogy, not many I read, to me it just has to have the right amount of good romance in them to get my attention and these did.

The first book really brings the heat. Mixed with a sexy hero, strong heroine and suspense, it was the perfect mix. But the heroine did hide a secret that I will NOT spoil on here, it will keep you on the edge for sure. I have to be honest and say I was waiting for that…the whole what is it, what’s going on, the author does a great job at keeping you engaged and on the edge about it all while giving you the sweetness of the hero with the heroine. You can’t help but fall in love with them both in this first book. Knowing it was a trilogy I still read to the end of book one and was like WHAAAAT what happened, luckily, I had the 2nd book right off bat and was able to continue my search for answers.

Book 2 you are ready for them to just…something…because even thought they had that INSTA-LUST it was still a crazy ride of emotions. I will say that I am never a fan of the heroine being with another man for any reason, but this trilogy reminded me of the Sylvia Day Crossfire and how much I loved and hated the books so much. Luckily the hero is a a man’s man and we really get the alpha side of him. I was a little less to like the heroine in this book. Even though the author gets more into depth in this book about the situations and the suspense, I just think the different side of the heroine kind of sort of ruined it for me in this. The suspense and little mystery kept me on the same edge wanting to know answers though. The cliffy left me thinking one thing and then the book delivered the final blow.

Book 3 we get a little bit of the lighter (get it light) in the trilogy. I think it was more romance and about the H&H as opposed to book 2 that kept you really on that edge of the seat. The author finishes off the trilogy with answers thank God as well as that sizzling chemistry and passion between H&H. Each book gave us something on it’s own but it fit perfectly together. It most definitely was not my usual read, or not anymore, this was MY read style since the Crossfire but with Trilogy’s it’s always hard to not put it something that to me I just dislike reading. That said, that is my personal preference, and these 3 books gave me a little of everything and I am happy that I gave these a go and would recommend them.

p.s. THE final ending to this trilogy WAS SO SWEET! That is all I will say!

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Standalone/Series: Trilogy
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑

Beneath the Darkness Trilogy by Cheryl Sloan

(Beneath the Darkness Trilogy Book 2)
(Beneath the Darkness Trilogy Book 3)

R E V I E W ➠ Risky by Aurora Rose Reynolds

(Adventures in Love #2)


Everly never expected to move back in with her parents, and she definitely didn’t expect to do so as a single mother. But with the father of her son suddenly out of the picture, she’s had to make some adjustments to her plans.
Now Everly has one priority: to make a life for herself and her boy. And Blake, her sometimes infuriating but admittedly handsome employer at Live Life Adventures, doesn’t factor into her future as anything more than her boss.
But it seems the guy who’s about as friendly as a grizzly bear has a soft spot for her and her son…and the more time she spends with him, the more difficult it is to remember why giving in to the chemistry between them is a bad idea.
Now, with their future on the line, they’ll have to decide if love is a risk worth taking.

RELEASE DATE: May 24, 2021

If you know me even a little I won’t repeat myself with Aurora’s books & me. I know every single one of her books like the back of my hand. HUGE FAN! That said, I was so ready for this book #2 in the new series! We get BLAKE the grumpy and sexy friend.

To recap just a little this is a wilderness adventure type of series. There are friends who co-own a adventure business and in Book #1 it’s very sweet and I loved every word. This one I was prepared for because I knew BLAKE was next and he was the very grumpy hunky hero in book #1. But wait, this will break your heart and mend it in the sweetest swooniest ways!

Blake is harboring secrets which is making him to be more uptight, needing to be in control and grumpy. After all he has a lot on his plate, but he takes it day by day. It’s not easy being around people but still feel alone. In comes our heroine who I LOVED from the first moment. Single-Mom divorced beauty who moves back to her hometown, is pretty much at the low point. What’s more is that she goes to cover the front desk of her father’s firm (the receptionist happened to be a sassy grandma who has a better love life than the heroine) and that’s where she meets Blake. It was not a good meeting. The next one isn’t as good but it only gets better. I am really trying not to just tell you guys the whole story because I totally want to. This is very sweet, heartbreaking and there is the cutest little baby and a hunk involved, need I say more?!

If you want grumpy hero, single-mom, swoony and an adventure…this is for you. Also highly recommend reading Book #1 in this series RUSHED!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: (Adventures in Love #2)
Type: Single-Mom, Grumpy Hero, Little Enemy-To, Swoon
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑

R E V I E W ➠ Caught by Love by Melissa Foster

(The Steeles at Silver Island #3)


He’s set on pleasure, but she’s all business. Sizzling chemistry and a surprising connection set this sexy love story in motion. But is it enough to last forever? Find out and fall in love on the sandy shores of Silver Island, home to coffee shops, boat races, midnight rendezvous, and the sexy, sharp-witted Steeles.
Archer Steele is one of the leading vintners on the East Coast. He’s arrogant, aggressive, and has never been interested in settling down, which is what makes his hookups with his sister’s beautiful blond best friend, hair and makeup artist Indi Oliver, the perfect escape. But Indi’s toying with moving to the island, and when she ends their no-strings trysts to focus on her business, Archer isn’t ready to let her go…

RELEASE DATE: February 9, 2022

Not my first read by the author, she is a very top favorite author of mine and I have read almost all of her books! And there is a variety of them! That said, I was a little nervous about this one because the hero is played part of his twin-brother’s book and it was sad as well as frustrating for me. So, when this came along, I jumped on to read it right away. It was everything I expected it to be coming from a play-boy hero! Too bad he finally met his match, in our case THANK GOD he did, the heroine dishes it out equally. They both may be a lot alike than they think!

I honestly couldn’t think of a better song for this book. I could listen to it on repeat while I read this, GAH my heart! This book truly will frustrate you as much as make you fall in love. Now I have mentioned that the hero has a twin-brother who has his own book and they are sort of intertwined (you’ll see when you read it, I am not spoiling anything even the pain) he is very much the anti-hero with a big heart secretly under all that.

Hero and Heroine need to navigate not only their own guilt they are carrying heavy on their shoulders but also each other. It’s all fun and games until lines are crossed and feelings that are unfamiliar surface. I loved watching it unfold, even wanted to smack her her really hard a few times. What he lacks in relationship experiences he definitely makes up in physical. But that isn’t always enough. You also get great side characters from the previous books in series and the interconnected ones. I can’t wait to read more. This one is OFF THE CHARTS SEXY so don’t read this say at the gym like I tried!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

TOP 2022 MUST READ (first of the year)
Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: (The Steeles at Silver Island #3)
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑

R E V I E W ➠ Always Someone’s Monster by Lani Lynn Vale

(Battle Crows MC #1)


A few years ago, when his sister went missing, Haggard Crow turned into something he never wanted to be. A killer.
Even after his sister is rescued a year after she was kidnapped and sold, Haggard ‘Thief’ Crow doesn’t have any plans on changing. He sort of likes the zero fucks given guy that he is now.
Bonus points, he saves women and children from extreme situations, along with his club and real life brothers by his side.
After a horrible marriage, Haggard has zero plans of ever finding a woman again. One-night stands not counting, he adores his life as a single man. There are no expectations. No ‘where are yous’ and ‘are you coming homes.’
The life he chooses to live is a simple one. Until he makes a huge mistake, and he steps over that line between ‘daughter’s best friend’ and ‘a woman he desperately wants.’
Before long, he can’t stop thinking about her. Can’t stop wanting her. Can’t stop feeling things for her that a man twenty years her senior should never feel for a girl he watched grow up.
After one lapse in judgment, he decides she needs to go. But the funny thing is, he never expected Sophia Madden to fight back. And dirty at that.

RELEASE DATE: January 25, 2022

Not my first read by the author and not my last. I’ve been a Lani fan for many years and I was so excited about this one, even if she did *smack shock us* at the end.

I think I am still in a little bit of a shock as to this book. First I will say I’d recommend reading the Cross Fit series as to the shocker will make a lot more sense. That said….WHAT, WHY LANI? *insert crying emoji* This was, left me speechless because by the time my gears were running as to WHAT and WHO series this is from part of the Cross Fit Series I WANTED TO SCREAM AND CRY at the same time. That said let me tell you a little about this book, I say little because I honestly will NOT spoil the twist and ending for anyone! I also would highly recommend reading the MADD CROSSFIT SERIES first! In my opinion this book would go much better with after reading at least the last book in that series!

This is a story of monsters and the men that turned into them. We have the hero who is well experienced in life, his kids grown, divorced and living a life of hell in a monster’s body. So why can’t he stop thinking about his best friend’s daughter. She practically grew up alongside his own, same age and all. Little did he know the feelings were mutual, but the world will try to keep them apart. The heroine is a 22 year old who has suffered from child hood, don’t get me wrong she has the best support system….her father and brother, except when she lost her brother she also might as well have lost her father. This one broke my heart because as the heroine is young and has her tendencies to act on that, she is still grown for her age. She’s always had a thing for Mr. Crow just never acted on it, when opportunity presents itself, this is where the she acts her age a little comes in. But danger is just around the corner and not just the H & H learn a lesson in this book.

I. CAN’T. WAIT. FOR. MORE. I knew this series was going to blow me away and be good but I did NOT expect this. A little note to the author: you just had you, didn’t you…had to go and break out hearts?

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: (Battle Crows MC #1)
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑
Tropes: Single Dad, Age-Gap, Dad’s Best Friend, Best Friend’s Dad, Forbidden, Sizzling

R E V I E W ➠ Only One Mistake by Natasha Madison

(Only One #6)


From the Something So Series comes
Michael Horton
Being traded after fighting with your coach on air isn’t exactly a good look.
With one mistake under my belt, I knew I needed to focus on the game, and nothing else.
But everything changed when I went to pick up my nieces and came face to face with my very pregnant one-night stand from six months ago.
Two pink lines changed all my plans.
So did the guy I had a one-night stand with, a man who made me laugh and smile, a guy who I called to share my unexpected news with only to find out his number was no longer in service.
Once more let down by the opposite sex I figured I was doing this on my own.
Then one day I was staring into the eyes of the man I hated, the father of my baby.
All it took is only one mistake to change everything


Just when I can say that the last one was my favorite in this series Natasha gives us this and now THIS is my favorite. Both the hero and heroine were out of the norm for me to love but because of their big hearts, I fell in love with both of them individually and together.
When Hero finds himself traded, moved to a new city & with no food in fridge in his new condo…he goes out to seek at least one thing he can control food. The heroine finally said yes to a blind date, after a very long time and in the end found herself dreaming of the man that recently walked in who is hotter than sin but NOT her blind date. The gods were in both their favor that day and night, after they spend the best and sexiest night of each of their lives together, fast forward to a few months. That’s where I am leaving the review because, the actions of one night will give you one of the sweetest with a lot of fun and most romantic story.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: (Only One #6)
Type: All Tags at bottom of this page!
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑

R E V I E W ➠ Shelter by Kristen Proby


Remi Carter has survived her fifteen minutes of fame and is putting LA in her rearview mirror. As a former reality show contestant, she’s trading staged expeditions and faked wilderness tours for real adventures. Only one fluke storm in Glacier National Park has her stranded with a handsome man, and adventure takes on a whole new meaning.
Seth King is as rugged and sexy as he is annoyed to be trapped with Remi. Probably because she ghosted him at the local bar not three days ago. But she’s got her reasons for ditching him, and twenty-four hours in an abandoned Montana cabin with the wildlife biologist isn’t nearly enough time to explain.
As tempting as he is by firelight, she’s been burned too many times.
Except one day together and suddenly her travel van doesn’t hold as much appeal. The open road feels lonely. Remi’s about to learn that shelter is more than a safe place to weather a storm.
Shelter might just be the man himself. If he can give her a reason to stay.

RELEASE DATE: December 14, 2021

Not my first read by the author and I have read Book 1 as well as all the interconnected books in this! I was sooooo excited for this one! *happy sigh* The King Family oh how I’ve missed them!

Seth King has a past that no child should ever go through. Coming from that and then coming out at the end, he has a great life now. A career, the farm, his family and friends…then in comes Remi at the local bar. Seth is so drawn to her, but she ends up ditching him. But for good reason. Forward a few days and he finds himself trapped with the heroine in a cabin, all due to her NOT listening to him in the first place. Their one day there is where you fall in love with them together! I think I just loved their hearts, together and alone, they both have over come so much and still they are willing to at least try and put themselves out there. Granted the heroine was a little harder because she is still living her trauma.

The hero and heroine both bring the best out of each other, and together SO SWEET! *SWOON SWOON SWOON SWOON* on the hero too! This is so real, romantic, adventurous, fun and sexy! A MUST READ!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Series Book #2
Type: All Tags at bottom of this page!
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑

R E V I E W ➠ Same Ol’ Situation by Lacey Balck

(Burgers and Brew Crue #3)


 I’m about as straight-laced and by the book as they come. They call me Numbers, the man in the office of Burgers and Brew, the restaurant and bar I co-own with my friends. Routine and spreadsheets, that’s how I spend my day. I’m a creature of habit, from the designer clothes to the same girlfriend, I crave the pattern I’ve become dependent on.
 Until said girlfriend breaks up with me for the umpteenth time, and I find refuge in a woman who is my exact opposite.
 I’m intrigued and completely out of my element, yet that doesn’t stop me from spending time with her. Even if I consider her off-limits, something about her calls to me.
 The problem is I just might lose a friend because of it.
 Most of the time, I would never look twice at Isaac Thompson. He’s all suits, ties, and expensive dress shoes, and I’m…well, not. My time is spent at the tattoo studio I work at, day and night, designing badass ink for clients who want the best. I have no room in my life for a relationship, nor do I care for the messes they always create.
 Until Isaac finds me stranded on the road, and I end up inviting him inside.
 Now, I can’t stop thinking about him. He’s so different from any man I’ve ever known, which is why we decide to keep it casual and fun.
 Let’s just hope I can keep feelings out of the arrangement, so I don’t get burned.

RELEASE DATE: December 7, 2021

Not my first read by the author, she is part of my one-click author and I sadly have to say that this is maybe the 2nd ever book I’ve read by her that I did not connect with and extremely like. I think it had a lot to do with the fact that the hero just had come off a on-off relationship and the heroine’s boss was her ex and they were still so very close. So I was not able to connect to the connection between them. It was hot for sure and some parts I loved and swooned but it just did not cut it for me. And that’s okay we all have our own likes, so this is my personal preference, I would still recommend it for sure, I love this series!

These two couldn’t be more opposite. We have the hero who is straight laced and proper, the heroine who is wild and free, that’s the best way I can describe her. She is full of life and tattoos. She works at the tattoo parlor and the hero is part owner of her brother’s bar/brewery they all own. Their chemistry was very much there but their actions made me lose their connection while reading. That said, these two have a fling and keep it that way until one or the other gets too serious. The ex-gf of hero plays a part in this, as well as the heroine’s boss who’s her ex-bf. Very fun, wild and exciting, lot’s pf steamy scenes and sweet moments.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: Personal
Standalone/Series: Series
Type: All Tags at bottom of this page!
Recommended: ☑

R E V I E W ➠ Cruel God by Bella J.

(Underworld Kings)


My name is Rex Cain…but you can call me god.
I am the ruler of the Cain empire—a legacy built from the blood and bone of others. Here in my kingdom, only the strongest survive, and only the wicked can thrive.
That’s why I took my father’s life before he had a chance to take mine. But my life doesn’t flow through my veins. It flows through hers, the girl he tried to take from me. The woman I’ve stained my hands in blood for.
My most prized possession.
My weakness.
My butterfly.
She thinks I’m her savior, and I’ll burn kingdoms to the ground to keep it that way.
While she waits for me on her knees, I’m a king who reigns without mercy. While she obeys my every command, I’m a dictator who starts wars. And while she breathes, I’m a man with something to lose.\
My name is Rex Cain, and she is my Hope.


Not my first time reading this author and I do like her writing style and her DARK. This though, this was a dark of the color dark and then add about 100 x’s more. And then add a few more! I read and like dark romances but this was very twisted, fucked up but also beautiful in it’s own ways.

The darkness in this will break you, and the little hope will make you shed tears.

That is the best way I can describe this book. This is on the line of dark and darker, I can’t explain it without feeling every emotion while reading this, from curious to turned on to in fear and sad. My mind was at war with my libido during this whole book and it brought out all the feelings at the same time…I wasn’t even sure about the surrounding while reading just captivated in the moment. Unfortunately the more I read the more my mind won over, and I think this hero or rather anti-hero was a bit too much in my eyes. The lines were blurred to begin with but he was so far away that I finally realized that liking the kinds of this anti-hero isn’t something for me. I love dark, alpha, dominant, possessive but this one just went beyond that, the punishments, his thoughts, the other woman…made me angry the more I read. It wasn’t so much the situations which may be the fucked up thing about me here but more of the I was missing the actual Romance, yes even in this darkness I wanted that little hope and feeling…I never got it. What I also did not get which I was kind of waiting for to justify it all, was the romance. I know people will say well this is a dark romance but where is the romance part? This review went from 5 stars to 4.5 down to 3.5 and on the verge of it being a final 3 star which makes me sad because I think had I had that romance and affection between the H & H it would have been okay for me, not to mention the fact that the heroine barely speaks at all. I know there was a warning on this book but just not for me.

p.s. you do get a little of that romance at the very end, but for me it was too late. Just in case you’re reading my review and wonder if there was any at all at least. To each it’s own, had I had that sooner and throughout this would be a different review. Best of luck to the book.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Standalone/Series: (Underworld Kings)
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R E V I E W ➠ Ignite by Melanie Harlow

(Cloverleigh Farms #6)


My new neighbor is a firefighter—and a scorching hot single dad—but I swear I didn’t set off that smoke alarm on purpose.
(And I was beyond mortified when he rushed in and saw me naked.)
Nothing happened, of course—because I, Winnie MacAllister, romance junkie and owner of a constantly broken heart, have sworn off men for one solid year.
Even protective men with chiseled jaws, bulging biceps, and deep brown eyes that make my breath come faster. Even former SEALs with broad chests and strong hands that make my skin sizzle. Even gorgeous, grumpy guys who have their hands full raising two adorable little girls and claim they don’t believe in love.
Until Dex kisses me one night, and I drop all my defenses.
(Also my underwear.)
He says he’s not gentle, and he’s right. He says I should take the dream job I’m offered in another state, and he’s right. He says he’s too old for me and could never be the man I deserve.
He’s wrong.
Dex and I might be twelve years apart, but the fire between us is the kind that will never burn out.
How can I convince him to give happily-ever-after with me a chance?

RELEASE DATE: November 22, 2021

Damn, he was handsome. My heart was still fluttering.
“It’s fine,” I told myself.
“It’s find that my new next door neighbor is a hot firefighter and single dad with muscles for days and dark, broody eyes. It’s fine, because I am the boss of my feelings.

Not a new to me author, I also have read all the books in this series. Two things first off: my idiot self did not realize this will be Book #1’s daughter (the hero’s) and when I figured it back out again I about screamed of excitement. And the second thing to get out of the way is that even though I absolutely loved this book I really really really think that the hero did not GROVEL enough. I said what I said!

Lets start with the heroine Winnie like the Poo 😉 she is a sweetheart! Her personality is addictive and her smile and laugh will make you want to too. She is someone who is in love with love. Hopeless romantic through and through, until enough is enough and she makes a bet with her sister for a good reason. She is rehabilitating herself from love. Then Dex the single-dad firefighter ex-marine moves in next door and not only is he hot in a tight shirt but his two daughters are what dream kids are made of. The way he is with them will have you melt your heart even in his grumpy grumpy self! This is YES a age-gap duhh I wouldn’t expect anything else but the second gen to have at least a repeat. In this case if you are starting with this book in the series DON’T! Stop and go back to book #1 because every single one of these books is CAPTIVATING! That said back to the story, so Dex moves in next door and what does a firefighter do when an alarm goes off? Come to the rescue…in this case right time wrong place because Winnie is just getting out of the steamy hot shower and ends up well the neighbors end up seeing a little more than any of them wanted, and one of them didn’t mind of course. This story has so much fun, laughter, heart, romance and action. It’s almost a history repeats itself that means you get a glimpse of Frannie and Mack. I will say that this could have been a 5 plus read for me but I just couldn’t let go that the hero really didn’t grovel enough, in my head that is but over-all the story was sweet and fun!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Book 6 in Series
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R E V I E W ➠ Tease Me Once by W. Winters


Not everyone knows about The Club, which is by design. The main floor entertains the elite. There are dim lights, stolen touches and the liquor flows to ensure the guests get exactly what they want. There are high profile clients, cuffs and collars, contracts and secrets in every corner.
But it’s what lies beneath these floors, down the spiral staircase, that intrigues me the most.
There’s a man who stays in the corner of the darkest rooms. In this world of sinful tastes, he is the ruler, the devil, the boss. Declan Cross.
I knew him once when times were different and the years have changed everything.
He makes me an offer, one that speaks to the very soul of my desire. One I can’t say no to and one that changes everything.
Tease Me Once is the beginning of a series. Prepare for everything seductive and beautifully dark.

RELEASE DATE: October 26, 2021

Not my first time reading the author but it has been a very long time. I dived into this kind of blind and was just going with the flow. And the flow took me to BDSM-ALPHA-TOWN *insert drooling emoji*

I also want to let you all know that I did not figure out nor look hard enough to know this would be a cliffy so there is that. This is a form of office-romance where the heroine is a little clueless and the hero is a lot dangerous! It’s hot, steamy, sexy, romantic and captivating! The hero is one of the big guys, owner, boss whatever you want to call him he calls the shots, the heroine is just trying to get by…enter her working at the same club as her best friend and ending up being the boss’s personal pet. As much as there is heat in this equally there is danger, secrets, mystery and lies. The cliffy-end is INTENSE!

Can’t wait for Book #2!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Beginning of a Series
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R E V I E W ➠ Puck Shy by Teagan Hunter


I’m having the definition of a bad year.
Game Six loss costing my team the Cup? Check.
Getting arrested and ruining my image? Check.
Almost getting run over after my car breaks down? Oh, look—a hat trick.
My contract is up with the Carolina Comets this year, and I need to get it together if I want to stay with the team.
I need relaxation, not a relationship.
But when I’m scrolling on a dating app and stumble across the pretty girl who almost ran me over, I know I can’t let her walk away this time.
Harper is funny, smart, and doesn’t care about hockey.
I’m not supposed to be focusing on anything other than my career, yet I can’t get Harper off my mind.
I know I shouldn’t fall for her…but I think I already have.

PUCK SHY is a standalone hockey romantic comedy. It’s good, low angst fun with some hot hockey players. 

RELEASE DATE: October 28, 2021

“I’m sorry I didn’t tell you who I am,”
I say quietly, leaning closer.
“But if you’ll let me, I’ll show you instead.”


Not my first read by Teagan and not my last, I have loved her rom-com and about jumped off my seat when I heard she was writing a sports romance because this was everything-teagan-style but MORE! Also, sports romances happen to be my favorite especially hockey!

Hero and heroine meet when she almost run’s him over. YEP! In the middle of no where of all places, and that’s where the fun begins. The hero thought it would be a good idea to drive the piece of junk across states back, and the heroine was in a rush and thought he was a mirage while she was driving down the stretch of road. After almost running him over, what does she do? Gives the handsome sexy stranger a ride, and of course he insists on driving (man much?) so why not, what can happen? Luckily nothing too bad a lot of banter, laughter and refresh for the hero because the heroine HAS NO IDEA WHO HE IS. And he happens to be a big deal in the NHL as well as the news. After spending some time in the car, being on first name bases, when they parted the heroine didn’t know how much she really wanted him to kiss her. But he does. Their next meet is not conventional either, rather more funny, a dating app of all things…both parties been hoaxed by their friends to join.

The hero is truly a sports romance hero, tough, troubled, handsome, sexy as sin and smart…well most the time. The heroine is a sweet woman who’s been burned by the one person you never should, your own father. She’s wicked smart, is a scary movie fanatic (it’s part of her job also, that one is an interesting one) Their romance may not have been from the romance section of the library more of the horror but it was a sweet and passionate one. Their chemistry is crazy off the charts and the events that happens the side characters all fell into place and fit perfectly with the story. I can not wait to read more in this series!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: NEW series Book #1
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R E V I E W ➠ Beyond the Game by Kaylee Ryan


One minute I’m sitting at the ballpark chatting with a handsome stranger, the next his lips are on mine and sparks are flying, while the whole world watches us reach first base on the kiss cam.
As the daughter of a former professional baseball player, I know all too well what it’s like living in front of the lens. Which is why I chose a career behind the scenes and away from the spotlight—that included my love life.
Post-kiss, I never expected to see Cameron Taylor again and certainly not playing for my team. I might want him more than my next breath, but I’m not willing to jeopardize either of our careers to make it to second base.
A rare day of relaxing at the ballpark turns out to be so much more. I can’t take my eyes off the gorgeous brunette sitting next to me. The only thing hotter than her perfect pink lips is listening to her talk baseball.
Life throws me a curve ball when I get called up to the majors and Paisley Monroe is introduced to me as the team trainer. She’s unlike anyone I’ve ever met—beautiful, passionate, driven, and off-limits.
When the media goes into a frenzy over our relationship, the rules change. But the love I have for Paisley goes beyond my love of the game, I don’t need the kiss cam to tell the world that she’s mine. I can do that all on my own.

RELEASE DATE: November 9, 2021

Not my first read, I absolutely love Kaylee and she is one of my ONE-CLICK author’s. That said I have read book #1 in this series and after all these years I was so happy to see that Paisley was getting a book!!!!! She is the daughter of Book #1’s H&H. Def read Book #1 I would recommend that highly.

This is a SWOON and INSTA-LOVE on steroids. I loved it even more because of it, there were times where I wanted to shake P and be like takeeeee it, but then I quickly realized even at her age (22) she was very smart for taking things slow and questioning. After all she is the daughter of her all-star ex-Blaze hero. This was very fast pace love, they are both involved in the industry and lines do get crosses but in this case, they are okay to cross as long as they can keep it professional. Mini Cooper happens to live up to everything I expected from him, the fast, the swoon, the sexy and the romance!!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Series Book #2
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