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


(Nanny Love Match #3)


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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.

RELEASE DATE: FEBRUARY 24, 2022



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 ➠ A Chance for Us by Corinne Michaels


(Willow Creek Valley #4)


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New York Times Bestselling author Corinne Michaels returns to the Willow Creek Valley Series in this stunning small town/fake relationship romance.

Oliver Parkerson has sworn off love. Not because he doesn’t believe in it, but because he loved a girl once who broke his heart when he was ready to propose. After failing miserably, he is ready to focus on his work. As part-owner of the Firefly Resort, he’s in charge of large events. His college friend, Maren, needs a place for her destination wedding and Oliver offers the resort. When Maren’s fiancé jilts her, will Oliver have a chance to save the day or will everything fall apart?

RELEASE DATE: February 8, 2022



Not my first read by Corinne and not my last. I have also read all the other books in this series and am sad that this one is the last one.

First of i want to get a couple things off my chest first. 1. don’t let Corinne fool you, this is a still very emotional book, i baked my eyes out 2. there was a slight huge dislike to me in the book, only because it just felt really awkward. i don’t like the being friends with the ex’s especially when it was not a bad parting. that’s all I’m saying. okay, now to move on to my review.

I honestly predicted a lot of it but it was still fun to watch it all unfold. Fake-Marriage tropes are a fav of mine so I was excited. The H&H actually know each other and are friends. When the heroine is in a bind, the Hero truly steps up…after he says No. What seems like a good idea and a good cause, really just complicates everything. What do you do when you start falling for your fake spouse? Run with it, and not did they. I really liked when they both let go and just be, because their chemistry is beautiful. I fell head off heels in love with both of them once they let each other in a little. They may have been doing things back-ass-wards but it was the best backwards that could have ended. You will cry in this, this hit home for me a little more & it was hard not to ball my eyes out. It’s funny, sweet, romantic and heartfelt! A true Corinne book!


Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: Death in Family
Standalone/Series: (Willow Creek Valley #4)
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑

R E V I E W ➠ Tattered Stars by Catherine Cowles




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Be brave. Just for sixty seconds. Twenty breaths.
One night changed them both forever.
Their lives shattered, beyond repair, with jagged edges and pieces askew.
Now, Everly has a chance to make things right. To bring healing to the place where everything fell apart. But it means facing the family her father almost destroyed, and the boy with the dark eyes—now grown—who still haunts her dreams.
Just one breath away from having your life ripped out from under you.
The last thing Hayes wants is another reminder of all the ways he failed sixteen years ago. When Everly drives back into Wolf Gap, his only mission is to get her to leave. For his family’s sake, and for his own, those demons need to stay buried for good.
But everything about this woman is a surprise, from her spine of steel to the sanctuary she hopes to create with the land her mother left behind. And Hayes is powerless to stay away.
As a careful friendship sparks into something more, someone watches. And they’ll do anything to tear it all apart…

RELEASE DATE: Februray 1, 2022



Not my first read by the author and she became a favorite author really fast after just one book. That said I have been super excited about this one and boy did it live up to the hype inside my head. The best part is you will love not only the main characters but also side ones as well. It is a tragic story I will say that and I cried many time through out but boy did it have feeling and love!

The hero and heroine have a sort of history together. Having gone through the same tragic event, they don’t see each other again util many years later when the heroine in fact does return to her hometown after her mother left her the mountain top property. When the hero finds out that it wasn’t a stranger that bought the house in hopes to demolish it and starts fresh, but the owner’s daughter was a shock to him. He has bene holding so much guild from all those years ago, along with hate. That hate gets thrown towards the heroine, but she is used to it…hell she is now prepared for it all. Having gone through something life changing you don’t just get to move on like a normal person no, her family was one of those people who didn’t believe the law stood by anything and lived in their own world with their own rules. Not regretting a single moment from that incident, she vows to open up her Animal Sanctuary and build something new on the land that brought so much pain.

Be brave. Just for sixty seconds. Twenty breaths.

You truly get the back story to what had happened, why and how. There is so much amazing writing in this I don’t even know where to begin to fully review and not wanting to but also wanting to give you all the spoilers and just scream it all out. I won’t do that but I will say that this is a emotional ride. It does not have a trigger on me but I can see people having one to this due to it’s nature. The hero and heroine complement each other in the bed and worst ways. The heroine is not only strong but also sweet, kind hearted and SO STRONG. The hero is a man’s man following his father’s footsteps and is the Sheriff of the town he loves so much, carries so much on his shoulders. For all his siblings. He has 2 sisters and 1 brother. You really fall in love with all of them, his whole family. And how the treat the heroine, only the best of the heart can do that. See, I really am trying not to give out any spoilers. It is a slow burn, a sweet slow burn filled with action, mystery, suspense, romance, laughter and the best kisses! I’m sorry but these kisses I truly felt word by word!

Hero and Heroine may be from different worlds but when it spills into one it’s filled with so much beauty even the ugly sides. The kisses will have you swooning, the banter laughing out loud and the suspense to keep you on your toes. Catherine truly gives us a story to remember and want to re-visit over and over again!


Rating: 5 out of 5.

TOP 2022 MUST READ!
Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Series
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑

R E V I E W ➠ Put me in Detention by Meghan Quinn




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“You got married on your divorce-cation?”
That would unfortunately be correct.
I was hanging with the girls, celebrating my divorce when I saw him, my crush, sitting in the corner of the bar all alone. Being single and looking for a wild night, I asked him if he wanted to join me. To my delight, he said yes.
Drinks were consumed, fun was had and then . . . one drunken conversation with a cranky gondolier in Las Vegas led to an Uber lift through a drive-thru wedding chapel with the incredibly hot, British bad boy, Pike Greyson.
On paper, it seemed like I hit the jackpot. And if I wasn’t fresh from a toxic marriage, I would have absolutely noticed the finer things about him.
But I wanted nothing to do with being married, so when I arrived back home from my eventful weekend in Vegas, the last thing I expected to see was a new doting husband already moved in.
I asked for an annulment, he pulled a Ross Geller and said no.
That’s right, he said NO! Instead, he asked for three months to prove we could be good together.
Insanity clearly knocked him in the head and the only way I could convince him to give up on our sham of a marriage was to show him just how wrong we were for each other. Only problem with that was, he saw right through my every prank, every trick, and every yearning emotion I attempted to mask.

RELEASE DATE: Januray 11, 2022


Not my first read by the author but it’s been a while. Heck she was once my insta-read author until she i don’t know to me changed courses and it turned out more than 3 of my read by read of her’s happened to be a huge dislike to me, I stopped reading the author. I picked this up because I just wanted to try again I guess. And to my not surprise I ended up really disliking the heroine. The hero was great, little naive at times but still a man’s man and sexy, strong. The heroine pretty much off the bat annoyed me, along with one of her friends. I won’t say which one because it doesn’t matter but the duo and individually got me very annoyed. I think I really wanted to love this that the banter and back and forth got boring for me. It was fun at the beginning then it just went on and on, I was missing the romance for the first half of the book. It was funny sure, but I guess I was just hoping for a little more. Again, that’s why we can write reviews to give our honest opinion. Without the shade! That said fake marriages to me can go either way and this one just wasn’t my style.

The hero was supposed to be with another, then one night in Vegas when he runs into his co-worker’s sister who he knows goes out of her way to hit on him but he won’t do anything about it because her brother and him are not on best friends terms, barely friends. So when he runs into her and decides to throw caution to the wind, there are drinks involved, body parts, sexy times and a wedding. This works out for the better for the hero but not so much since she got married on her divorce-cation. You know I honestly think that if the Heroine was more likeable I would have rated this a 5 plus must read but I get not giving in standing your ground but she very much just basically over-powers the hero and that’s a huge turn off for me in books. I won’t go into more details because as you guess it, it ends how you predict it will. I feel horrible about not being able to connect with yet another book by the author and I think I am done for a little while, but in the future you never know.


Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥
Triggers: Personal Dislikes
Standalone/Series: Standalone

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


(Adventures in Love #2)


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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.

TOP 2021 MUST READ!
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 ➠ Tripped by Love by LJ Evans




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He’s a broody bodyguard with secrets he can’t share.
She’s a busy single mom with a restaurant to run.
They’re just friends until a little white lie changes everything.

Marco Hernandez is the somber trainer here only to bend my body into shape, but when the perfectly sculpted man holds my son in his arms and smiles, I’m a goner. Weak legs. Pounding veins. Too bad as my brother’s bodyguard, he’ll never look at me the way I crave. Too bad I don’t have the time between the café and my baby boy to persuade him otherwise.
Cassidy O’Neil has looked like an angel from the moment I met her…an angel I can’t touch. Not only because she’s my boss’s sister but because I’m still trying to redeem myself for the sins of my past. The tantalizing mirage of “family” she represents will remain just that―a dream-like apparition.
Until her ex returns trying to claim the son he never wanted, and I’m the one who shows him the door. The lie that falls from my lips while trying to protect her threatens the tenacious balance we’ve established.
Once it’s Cassidy’s heart on the line, how will I defend her? Especially if I’m the one putting it at risk.

Inspired by Ingrid Andress’s “We’re Not Friends,” this achingly tender, slow-burn, small-town romance from award-winning author LJ Evans has loveable characters, deep emotions, and a windy path to creating a family.

RELEASE DATE: JANUARY 12, 2022



Not new to me author. I have read a few other books by her and enjoyed them. I was excited to get this one, wanted to see how this relationship would play out them being more of friends than.

Hero is broken. He is the kindest man, protecting everyone and helping when he can. The heroine is the sweetest and well has wanted the hero for a very long time but never thought the same feelings would be coming from him. This is a very slow burn just to warn you, it’s sweet, homey feel, fun, laughter, broken souls and amazing side characters that really bring in the story. AAAAAND the hero calls the heroine Angel (yes i know a lot of hero’s do) but this is too sweet and you’ll see why. This is a longer read and I am not going to be giving out a lot because I could go on and go for pages about this. Imagine wanting someone but only to sabotage yourself when getting close to what you want. It’s a complicated story and I’d say that you can totally read this as a standalone. Be ware you’ll get hooked and then want to go back and read all of the author’s other books! There is a lot of feelings and heart in this story not just between H&H, but just a feeling of being part of a world. The author does a great job bringing you in and describing the scenes so they are playing like a movie in your head. Thank you to the author for providing me with a ARC and as always I keep my review’s honest. I look forward to reading more by you!


Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Standalone – Interconnected
Recommended: ☑

R E V I E W ➠ Beyond the Play by Kaylee Ryan


(Out of Reach #3)


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Parker
Of all the hot guys in the club, of course I find myself tangled up with a baseball player. Our chemistry is out of the park, igniting as his athletic body moves next to mine.
I know exactly who he is, but the infamous Holden Bailey has no idea who I am, or my connection to the team. I prefer it that way. I give in to one dance with Holden and send him home alone.
He can have any woman he wants, but for some reason, he wants me. His pursuit is relentless. He wrote the playbook on being a player, though. Giving in could cost me my heart.
Holden
I thought getting traded to the Blaze was life changing, but it’s nothing compared to meeting Parker Monroe. From the moment she bumps into me on the crowded dance floor, I can’t tear my eyes away.
She’s gorgeous, intelligent, and definitely not interested. At least not in the player the media portrays me to be. I need to convince her that with her, I’m authentic, and what we have is the real thing. Game on.
When the truth gets twisted, it looks like I’m playing her. But she has it all wrong. The way I feel about Parker is beyond the play. She’s my end game. 

RELEASE DATE: January 4, 2022



Not a new author to me. In fact she is a one-click author for me. I have been waiting like everyone else hoping she’d give us more since Book #1 in this series when it wasn’t a series yet. To say this one was sweet GAH so so sweet, you can say it was a SWEET CHASE!

Holden Bailey has just been traded. Not that he was complaining too much but he was leaving behind what he knew. He then goes out and sees the most sexiest woman that does something to him which hasn’t happened in a very long time. Only that woman, she knows exactly who Holden Bailey is, the only problem is he has no idea who she is. He finds out in the best ways possible and now it becomes an issue. Maybe not one where the league would mind due to all the circumstances but definitely the outlook Parker has on Holden really messes with his need to have her. And not just for one night.

This is such a fun and sweet but VERY SLOW BURN story that will have you SWOON at the end.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: (Out of Reach #3)
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑

R E V I E W ➠ Mine to Keep by Kennedy L. Mitchell


(Protection #4)


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An unlikely friendship, a stalking ex, and a serial killer on the loose.
FBI profiler Charlie Bekham prides himself on three unique talents: hacking any database, making women swoon with a cocky smirk, and letting no one see the desperate man buried deep. When a string of murders in Louisville, KY, requires extra help, he’s forced to partner with the brilliant yet shy Special Agent Rhyan Riggs to hunt the killer. Long nights of working the case fan the growing attraction between them, making Charlie question if “just friends” is enough.
Special Agent Rhyan Riggs is running from her past—a narcissistic ex, to be exact. Determined to move on from the terrible breakup, she focuses solely on her career… until him. Special Agent Charlie Bekham. Covered in tattoos, cocky as hell, and bad-boy hot, he’s exactly the type she should avoid at all costs but can’t seem to stay away from.
With more victims and at a dead end, Rhyan does the unthinkable—she puts herself in the killer’s sights. When the killer takes the bait and disappears with the woman Charlie’s fallen for, can he piece together the remaining clues before Rhyan becomes the next body found?

Mine to Keep is the fourth book in the interconnected standalone Protection Series. Each book can be read as a standalone, but because of character crossover, reading from book 1, Mine to Protect, is suggested. Due to foul language, discussion of emotional abuse, mention of suicide, and detailed intimate scenes, this book is recommended for readers 18+.

RELEASE DATE: December 13, 2021



Not my first read by the author, and I have read the previous books in this series.

Special Agent Rhyan Riggs is a very strong heroine that looks at herself a lot harder than needed to. She is definitely learning on how to forgive herself and love herself more. That’s my favorite part about all this, aside form the fact that the hero is SWOONY over the top in the best way and is a patient man when it comes to our heroine. They really seem different but are very much alike and fit so well together! I think what I loved is how the hero loved the heroine for all her quirks.

I am not a fan of work-romance anymore, I think a heavy doze of it it gets a little too much for me. This is a heavy doze of action and suspense, and as much as I love it from this author, it’s been a personal struggle to keep up with that trope type. This has nothing to do with the writing because the author is AMAZING at suspense. That said, I enjoyed the connection these two characters made, the road to it, and all the in between like the banter and funny you get. I won’t get too much into it because it involved the side characters (which by the way I also enjoyed very much).

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: Personal Dislikes Only
Standalone/Series: Series Book #4
Type: All Tags at bottom of this page!
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑

R E V I E W ➠ She’s The One by Kelly Elliott




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The day I first laid eyes on Abby Boyer, I knew she was the one. The girl I would marry and spend the rest of my life with, and I vowed to do everything I could to make her happy.
There was just one problem, I couldn’t make her happy during one of the darkest moments of our marriage. No matter how hard I tried, my love for her wasn’t enough to make her stay.
I’ve spent the last two years of my life trying to forget how much I still loved her.
Wouldn’t you know it, now that I finally managed to move on, Abby shows back up in Boggy Creek. Out of the blue. Here to stay.
They say time heals all wounds—well, two years wasn’t enough time to cover up the scars of our broken past because I still feel the pain like it was yesterday. My wounds are still healing, and not even my love for Abby can fix us…but will that love allow me to forgive her and finally move on?

RELEASE DATE: November 30, 2021



Not my first read by the author and I have read the previous series books too! This one I was thankfully pre-warned by Kelly because she knows me too well and knows my dislikes so I VERY MUCH appreciated that. That said I did truly wanted to straggle BISHOP.

This one took me by surprise to be honest, and in a good way that is. This second-chance romance really is truly about the Hero and Heroine and even thought I was expecting something at the turns, it was mainly a calmer story if you will. Still packed with action and the banter and chemistry, sneaky chemistry…but more calmer. What’s heartbreaking is the heroine, she puts herself back out there and wants to get back what she lost, she is older now, more smart and more in control….but yet she still can’t control one thing: fate. Once I got past when I wanted to kill Bishop that one time, I cried, laughed and swooned! I can truly say that this is one of my favorites in the series. Expect to have all your emotions brought out, the chemistry, the feel between H&H is unreal I don’t even know how to put it into words, but for all the heart break and hurt the after the storm was beautiful!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Series Book #3
Type: All Tags at bottom of this page!
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑

R E V I E W ➠ Hot Mess Christmas Express by Claire Hastings


(12 Days of Kissmas )


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On the seventh day of Christmas, some of the swans are missing…
Caleb is hot. Sienna is a hot mess. But after just one night together, a mix-up causes this delightfully dreamy doctor to freeze out the reluctant pharmaceutical sales rep.
For two years, Caleb has given Sienna the silent treatment until a holiday wedding at the Seven Swans Inn forces him to acknowledge her existence again. And despite their chilly past, the forecast for Christmas quickly becomes hot and steamy.
‘Tis the season for mistletoe kisses, but when the magic wears off will this second chance be nothing more than a second heartbreak?

RELEASE DATE: December 7, 2021



This author is fairly NEW to me, I haven’t read enough to determine the style fully so this was a fun read I got from the author because I was complaining on a certain read at that time and this got me out of it. I said fun read I meant it, you get both characters that are pretty strong and then they also share and have history. It was a fun festive ride is what I will say and the hot-head on the Hero was a turn on & off at the same time to me, the swoony moments were great but when he was a A-hole he WAS one for sure. Thank you Claire for sending this over to me I had fun reading it and it got me away from the bad book that I had read at that time and to be able to continue reading more ARCs!

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Romance: ♡
Steamy: 🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: (12 Days of Kissmas )
Type: All Tags at bottom of this page!
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑

R E V I E W ➠ Covert Vengeance by Kennedy L. Mitchell


(SEALs and CIA #2)


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He’s desperate for revenge… and her.
Navy SEAL Tony “Flakes” Hackenbreg’s career and sanity ride on the upcoming mission to hunt and capture a known ARMs dealer. Being forced to partner with the dangerously beautiful CIA agent Elliot Smith is the last thing he wants or needs. With her love for explosives, sassy mouth, and a body most men would kill for, Elliot is everything he never knew he needed. Nights and days forced together the two shift from enemies to partners before morphing into a sizzling attraction that neither try to resist. But keeping Elliot protected during the covert mission proves to be the hardest challenge of Tony’s career.
She’s willing to kill anyone who stands in her way… except the one SEAL whose commands she’s eager to obey.
Elliot Smith’s last operation to Colombia cost her everything: her flawless mission reputation with the CIA, her partner, and nearly her own life. With vengeance on her mind, she doesn’t want or need a mouthy, dominant SEAL monitoring her every move like an overprotective babysitter. But when he sneaks past her defenses, making her open up about her past and hopes of a future, Elliot wonders if she’s finally met her equal.
When tension turns to passion in the middle of a covert mission they miss the signs of a trap, putting Elliot’s life in the evil hands of their shared enemy. Can Tony find her before the ARMs dealer slips away with the only woman he’s ever loved or will Elliot be lost for good?
Covert Vengeance is a standalone, no cliffhanger, SEAL romantic suspense novel. Each book in the SEALs and CIA Series can be enjoyed on their own; however, because of character crossover, reading the series in order is recommended. This series is suggested for mature readers due to detailed intimate scenes, discussion of abuse, violence, and foul language.

RELEASE DATE: November 19, 2021



Not my first read by the author, and I have not read Book #1 in this series. Mainly because I am a 50/50 on suspense action books. I have read Kennedy before and I have enjoyed her style and writing, and when I say she is really good at suspense I MEAN IT! I think for me not just with her books but in general with that is I usually miss the romance the overly-top just plain romance and Kennedy has also done a great job incorporate that into a lot of her suspense books but this one I was just missing it more I think. The action overtook it for me. But that’s just my personal preferences. Over all the suspense, action, characters in this was on point.

In the beginning I was confused on who the hero was going to be only because of the circumstances, which is why I DMed the author asking freaking out hehe that said once I got to the point of what was really going on in the beginning my heart broke a little for all of them. SEAL Tony Hackenbreg and CIA agent Elliot Smith are both strong characters and together it was a wild and real journey is the best I can describe this without giving too too much away. One thing I will say was wow besides the writing style and words is the remarkable research done on military and everything around and in between. You can truly see that the author went thoroughly on details. These two characters join forces and the story that unfolds is a thrill!

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: Personal
Standalone/Series: (SEALs and CIA #2)
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R E V I E W ➠ Ignite by Melanie Harlow


(Cloverleigh Farms #6)


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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 ➠ Chasing Serenity by Kristen Ashley




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From a very young age, Chloe Pierce was trained to look after the ones she loved.
And she was trained by the best.
But when the man who looked after her was no longer there, Chloe is cast adrift—just as the very foundation of her life crumbled to pieces.
Then she runs into tall, lanky, unpretentious Judge Oakley, her exact opposite. She shops. He hikes. She drinks pink ladies. He drinks beer. She’s a city girl. He’s a mountain guy.
Obviously, this means they have a blowout fight upon meeting. Their second encounter doesn’t go a lot better.
Judge is loving the challenge. Chloe is everything he doesn’t want in a woman, but he can’t stop finding ways to spend time with her. He knows she’s dealing with loss and change.
He just doesn’t know how deep that goes. Or how ingrained it is for Chloe to care for those who have a place in her heart, how hard it will be to trust anyone to look after her…
And how much harder it is when it’s his turn.

RELEASE DATE: September 7, 2021


Not my first read by the author, she is a TOP FAV author I’ve read and re-read countless times. That said I am not going to lie and say I was not nervous about something new and now from this author. I just spend 4 books into a different Series and I couldn’t connect and did not like so I was nervous about this.

Heroine: Chloe Pierce – Hero: Judge Oakley

Okay first expression until page 20 before it goes into THE NOW. I liked & hated it at the same time because *frustrated* i absolutely hate when the hero and/or heroine are already in relationship especially in love with the other person because it takes me a long time to want to see or be able to see them together romantically. UGH just absolutely hate those scenes, granted I made it out of that debacle I had to take a break before diving back in because I’m a emotional reader and that made me want to continue but hate-reading bc I’m so annoyed that was in the book. I’m sure not a lot of people will read this long ass review or care but I am as honest with my review’s as I am with reading emotionally. What’s worse is from page 21 to 30 I COULD NOT STAND THE HEROINE OMFG can she just shut up and stop! *deep breath*

28% in: These two could not be more opposite if I tried. I am going to say that I am warming up to the heroine, a lot is really happening. So if you’ve never read KA you won’t know when I say this but A LOT has already happened and I am barely at the first quarter marker. KA’s book are long but when you get the right hit, you’ll want it to be even longer! I wish I could say that I warmed up to the heroine by 35% but honestly at that to me she is just a high-maintenance bitch. The little that she let go was so sweet and I was warming up to her but boy could she turn up the bitch, to a high. UGH!!!!!!!! In all the books and years I have read KA I honestly can’t say that I have disliked a heroine as much as this one. Such a shame because I do enjoy the plot and story line so far and ABSOLUTELY HEAD OVER HEELS IN LOVE WITH THE HERO. Why would KA do this to us, why?

AND I knew I would DNF this book because I was getting close to half of it and the heroine just got worse and worse. How anyone can feel sorry for a high handed, have all the money in the world and everything she is woman well in this case a child 23 year old…I don’t get it. She was not only mean and high maintenance but also disrespectful and just so damn high handed. UGH I think I officially give up on KA because the old style of her writing *not including the ROCK CHICKS those I couldn’t stand* was where I loved the author and I guess you outgrown books and authors as much as people and this is where I part with this. SO SO ANGRY because I just don’t get why she would write such a mean heroine. And before anyone says you should have stuck it out because in the end she redeems herself, no thanks she done so much damage by being a bitch that I don’t think I could ever feel sorry for her rich entitled ass. The only reason this is getting a 3 star is the Hero and my respect for KA’s writing.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡
Steamy: 🔥
Triggers: Personal Dislike
Standalone/Series: Book #1 in New Series River Rain
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R E V I E W ➠ Dream Keeper by Kristen Ashley




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Pepper Hannigan is determined to keep any romance off the table—and out of her bedroom—while her daughter Juno is still young. Sure, a certain handsome commando is thoughtful, funny, and undeniably hot, but Pepper’s had her heart broken before, and she won’t let it happen again. Not to her or her little girl, even if this hero could melt any woman’s resolve.
Augustus “Auggie” Hero can’t deny his attraction to beautiful, warm-hearted Pepper or how much he wants to make a home with her and her little girl, but Pepper’s mixed signals have kept him away. That is, until Juno decides to play matchmaker. Her efforts finally bring Pepper into his arms, but they expose the danger Pepper is in. To protect Pepper and Juno, Auggie will have to live up to his last name and prove happy endings aren’t just for fairy tales. 

RELEASE DATE: November 30, 2021


“He’s fire and thunder and maybe mountain,” I blurted. “And I’m water. Lake. Earth. We balance.”


Not my first read by the author, she is actually my top favorite author and one I’ve read for years back in the day when I started. That said I really have been trying to give this series a good go and I truly did it’s just I honestly could not. I think a lot has to do with it because I read the Rock Chicks and did not like it at all, and so this kind of felt like it and I just couldn’t get into it. Another factor is that I truly love KA’s long books but this one particularly was just TOO LONG and I got BORED a lot of times. I as always love the KA writing style and can appreciate her sense for wording and keeping you engaged, unfortunately this series is not a favorite or for me but I did give it my best go.

Pepper is a character that well is perplexed and had a lot happening and going on that that is where I think my I GOT BORED came from is, that dare I say it THERE WAS TOO MUCH GOING ON that I did not see needed to be part. I know it’s an unpopular opinion to everyone but I am always honest in my review’s even if it’s my beloved TOP FAV author that I have read over the years. I hung onto that KA STYLE that I forgot everything else and when I did get into it I just could not connect. That said I will say that anyone who reads this book I would recommend reading from Book #1 and be prepared to really pay attention into it all to be able to fully get the feel. There is a lot of characters, a lot of romance, sweet, danger, suspense and hot scenes.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥
Triggers: Personal Dislikes
Standalone/Series: Series Book #4 Conclusion to Series
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R E V I E W ➠ Snowy Ever After by Samantha Chase & Stefanie London




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What could be better than a holiday wedding?
How about two?
Join bestselling authors Samantha Chase and Stefanie London for a whole lot of love this holiday season with Snowy Ever After!

With some of your favorite Magnolia Sound and Patterson’s Bluff residents, we can guarantee you’ll get all those small town, holiday feels with guaranteed happily ever afters and I Do’s!


WEDDING WONDERLAND by Samantha Chase:
SAVE THE DATE!
You are cordially invited to the wedding of Mia Kingsley and Austin Coleman.
Or you will be if a snowstorm doesn’t blanket the town with piles of fresh snow, making the trip to the chapel near impossible.
But the Coleman family is not about to let a measly little storm ruin Mia and Austin’s perfect day. After all, Magnolia Sound is just the place for a perfect wedding wonderland.


DESTINED FOR FOREVER by Stefanie London
Romantic comedy screenwriter, Lily Dunn, watches her life go from happily ever after to crappily ever after when she gets dumped on live television.
Facing her overprotective family at her cousin’s wedding is not ideal. They think she’s not cut out for cutthroat Hollywood. How can she prove she’s moved on? Pretend to have a new man, of course. The only rule is: keep it fake.
But the chemistry with her former high school crush burns hotter than an open fire. Can two bruised and battered hearts find the kind of love that only happens in the movies?

RELEASE DATE: NOVEMBER 16, 2021


NEW to me authors. I got to be honest as always and say that I do not remember why I requested for this ARC, I must have been in the mood but I am glad because I really enjoyed these two sweet short stories. The other things that I kind of messed up on is the fact that I did not read any of these author’s original books I THINK I am not sure though if these are on it’s own stories or from previous characters, so I was wondering the whole time about that.

4 STARS -> WEDDING WONDERLAND by Samantha Chase: This one was a very themed and super cute story about the Hero & Heroine and the time of the wedding. The groom has some strong words on waiting and the bride wants to make her groom happy but also is stressed about planning a wedding so soon. What follows is a fun adventure on two souls that are meant to be and all the obstacles they have to overcome to get their official happily every after.

5 STARS -> DESTINED FOR FOREVER by Stefanie London now this one took my attention from the start, I liked the author’s writing style and everything. The characters were fun to read and complex enough to keep my attention. The story line is a common one because the heroine just got broken up with and is going to her cousins wedding and the hero is her long time from childhood crush attending the same wedding, they make a pack during the flight and what follows is a sweet, snowy, Christmas feel romance filled with cute scenes, romance, laughter, heartache, realness and THE FIRST KISS *swoon*

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡
Steamy: 🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Standalone
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