Buried deep under a mountain of lies, I’m struggling for air. My life, my choices are being dictated by my father. I was forced to give up the man I love in order to protect him and now I must marry a man who I hate. I thought I had found a way out. I thought my time in this gilded cage was almost over. Then one day Jaxson Holden walks back into my life, flipping it upside down. He’s angry, I get it. But he has no idea how much I have to lose—how much he has to lose with him coming back. Now I need to find a way to hold on while I’m gasping for breath as my past and present collide. Just keep breathing, River. Just keep breathing.
RELEASE DATE: January 30, 2020
“I’ll always be here for you, Rivs. Helping you breathe.”
Not my first read by the author but it is my first official review. I have been looking at this one for a while now and glad I got the chance to read and review it. This has a little bit of a dark feel to it, mystery, suspense, friends to and enemy to lovers, sizzling and dangerous. I enjoyed every scene in this, including the back glimpses.
River and Jaxson are a couple that will always be for one another, even if River sacrifices something that she debated for a while but in the end didn’t have a choice. Jaxson was out for revenge, when he learns the truth…both of them will have to find a way back to one another…if it’s not too late.
Rating: 4.5★ Romance: ♡♡♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 Type: Book #1 of Series Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY! ⇨ H A P P Y – R E A D I N G ⇦
It was just supposed to be one night. No kissing. No feelings. A wham-bam-thank-you-ma’am tangle in the sheets and we go our own ways. Only it’s a small town, and I was bound to run into the irresistible Porter Jones again. I just didn’t expect it to be at my job interview…which he’s conducting. Now the live-in nanny to his adorable seven-year-old daughter, I’m doing my best to avoid falling for his charms. Except it’s much harder than either of us anticipated. What’s a few romps between friends? No kissing. No feelings. Just fun. Sounds simple, right? Right…
RELEASE DATE: February 6, 2020
“Tell me about it. All I wanted last night was some pizza.” “And all you got was a pizzathis ass?” Her face scrunches up.“I can’t believe you just said that. I can’t believe I slept with a person who would eventhinkthat.” “You liked sleeping with me and youdoughn’tregret it even though I just said somethingcheesy.“
It’s been over twenty-hour hours since I last saw him but only a minute since I last thought about him.
Not my first read by this author, she is one of my absolute favorites! I also have read Book 1 & 2 in this series, LOVED both of them!! Been excited about this one!! You know when you read Teagan that you will get to be like part of the story, she transforms you in it…and laughter…lot’s of laughter…oh and cursing hahaha! In this case you also get an amazing little girl who will win your heart over in just a page. Well, to be fair she won my heart over in Book #2!
Porter, the hero is funny, handsome, arrogant, broody, so sexy and a great man. You get a little glimpse of him in the previous book and that is why I was so excited for his story. He is a man that never had anyone stick…therefore when he uprooted his whole life to be closer to his friends he isn’t expecting to find a woman who gave him a night of his life and also an employee…..again!
Doris aka Dory (yes like the fish) is a young woman fighting in the big world. She has been having some bad luck until one night at her favorite pizza place she runs into a stranger, well not run more like she stared really hard at him until he called her out on it. One night. No feelings. No kissing under any circumstance. Just sex. And well a job, but not because of the sex I promise *smirk*
This is a story of two people who both don’t trust themselves but have a pull to one another that they consciously don’t ignore but still in the back of the mind, they know that this can only lead to heartbreak. I don’t want to give out to much, honestly it was such a fun read. I loved all of them and especially them three together. The daughter is probably one of my favorites in this series along with Porter, something about his grumpy-handsome-ness…and all! Just in love with all this, if you want lighthearted read with a lot of laughter, banter and romance (and also the sexy time, good gosh there is no disappointment here on that *sizzling*)
A MUST READ! Rating: ★★★★★ Romance: ♡♡♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 Type: Book #3 of Series Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY! ⇨ H A P P Y – R E A D I N G ⇦
Jack Sutton was the man I didn’t want to need. His know-it-all attitude. His annoying suggestions. His outlook on life. He was determined to help me while I had resolved to figure it out on my own. But he taught me things I’d forgotten. How to trust. How to believe in myself. Who I was. The problem? I went and fell in love with him. — Tatum Knox was the disaster I should have walked away from. Her ruined reputation. Her failing business. Her chaotic life. She hated me at first sight and yet intrigued me all at the same time. I was only supposed to be there six months. I was supposed to use that time to make amends for things I’d done wrong. Instead I fell in love with her. — They say it’s better to have loved and lost, than not to have loved at all. Does that hold true when the love is based on a lie to begin with?
RELEASE DATE: February 3, 2020
Not my first read by author & I have read every single book she has put out. She is also on my top 5 favorite author’s as well as first reads many moons ago when I started reading romance. This book already started to kill me when the dedication was to: the broken ones!
Right off the bet you get ENEMY-TO, we have our heroine who is a woman that gave it all up to follow, and a hero who made a promise he intends to keep. These two meet by coincidence and soon learn that they may have a lot more in common then they thought. Their banter is straight on, there is a lot of anger from the heroine and a lot of heart and soul from the hero. Opposites clash in a story that will have you fighting along with them then it will hit you with a shock that you won’t ever see coming. And I mean it’s a TWIST of all twists. Aside from the beginning where it took me a little to warm up to the heroine (she a was little overly-arrogant and little prickly) The hero, ladies THE HERO hold on to your hearts because he will have it from page 1!! All in all, this story is a hard one, definitely for the lost as the dedication stated, and in the end I WAS IN LOVE with this!!
A MUST READ!! Rating: ★★★★★ Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥 Type: Standalone Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY! ⇨ H A P P Y – R E A D I N G ⇦
With the campaign over, a new devious challenge awaits.
I thought the toughest part was behind us. Stupid me. Now I have to live with the consequences of winning, some that make me regret ever stepping foot in this city. Day one in office I learn of the president’s true plan, one so manipulative I can’t allow it to come to fruition. But with zero allies to call on, I’ll need to work with my enemies to stand a chance at stopping him.
At least I have Trey, even if our scorching-hot affair can only happen in secret. Until the best part of my new life makes his own deal with a devil, I’m forced to make a choice. I can’t have it all in this power game they’ve woven, and watching me flounder is just part of their sick fun. Or can I play the game, change the rules, and have everything in the end?
Too bad for me, luck has never been on my side. It’s sink or swim here in DC, and I’m the idiot wearing cement shoes to the party.
*Power Twist is the SECOND book in the five-book Power Play series offering more twists, turns and HEAT. Each book cannot be read as a standalone. All five books follow one main couple’s relationship as it grows through a five year time period. It’s suspenseful, steamy, and oh so unputdownable. If you’re a fan of Tiffany Snow, Meghan March, and Skye Warren then this series is for YOU!
RELEASE DATE: February 18, 2020
This pull, her smell, her voice–everything about her calls to me.
Not my first read by the author and I am lucky enough to have already read Book #1 and have been hanging on this cliff for not too long, love love love anything Kennedy books so, let’s just say that I was stoked to receive Book #2 this early! I would like to say at this junction that KYLE needs to be killed off, pushed, ran over, eaten by sharks…any of those above. Sneaky, slimy little shits!
Randi our heroine keeps her head held high, after all she came this far, but she is not out of the woods yet, the worst has only become, from glares to talks behind back and much more. This book will test our heroine in the best ways possible…all while having to fight her own will and heart for Trey. It’s heart breaking and empowering this whole book, but I was reading fast trying to get to…well I don’t know not an end but somewhere to know what’s going to happen, when and who…the tight leash Randi is being held in all this…is EXPLOSIVE…there is only a woman can take so much! It’s a slow burn of all slow burns…painfully you will feel each with her. But this girl, this woman who has faught her whole life has some fight still left in her…Kyle she is coming for you.
This is a thriller I tell you, political romance never usually kept me interested until this series. The plot, the words, the characters, danger, suspense and romance…it’s a perfect combo. I will be hanging here again on the cliff, waiting for Book #3 because this one almost killed me….the ending will leave you guessing…
Rating: ★★★★★ Romance: ♡♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥 Type: Book #2 of Series Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY! ⇨ H A P P Y – R E A D I N G ⇦
Gwendolyn James The Georgia peach that’s man hating on what was supposed to be her bachelorette weekend, is the perfect solution for me. When your soon to be wife is caught in a compromising position with one of your employees, what’s a man to do? Fire her, fire him and take that honeymoon to Aruba by yourself. Cue Gwenny and our broken hearts, using paradise to soothe the pain, on the most unforgettable weekend of my life. Turns out I couldn’t forget it even if I tried. What happens in Aruba doesn’t always stay in Aruba. Elijah Saddler The man I didn’t plan for. My “bachelorette weekend” was supposed to consist of me drinking away my sorrows, hating anything with a penis, but sometimes life doesn’t go according to plan. In walks suave and sexy and swept off my feet I go. Our hot weekend on the happiest island in the world left me a lifetime souvenir. We come from two separate worlds but can we build a bridge, and make this new dynamic work, or are we doomed for it to burn to the ground?
RELEASE DATE: February 20, 2020
“Keep looking at me like that and I might take you up on that bathroom fuck,”
Not my first read by this author, and yes I have read all the previous books in this series! I am so happy to have the chance to read this early and get a glimpse of Elijah & Gwen’s story!! (BETA READING THIS) This is a story of a man who is lost after one of the worst things that can happen to a man. Starts of ‘real’ then hits you right away. Takes you far away into a beautiful place with two people who have the most amazing time in their life, just when everything seems to be falling apart, they found each other to keep whole.
I can’t say too much because ti will give out the whole book but I will say that there is a lot that’s going to happen and these same two people who once found each other, have to try and either find each other again or LIVE WITH letting one another go for the sake of a loved one. This has a lot of parts to it, it starts off with one way then turns into something sexy and beautiful…then it jumps a little ahead and then it’s a ride you won’t want to get off of! This book contains a lot of HEART!!
Rating: ★★★★★ Romance: ♡♡♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥 Type: Book #4 of Series Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY! ⇨ H A P P Y – R E A D I N G ⇦
Sometimes people come into a person’s life and make their heart skip a beat.
Those people are called cops.
Well, one cop in particular.
A SWAT officer for the Kilgore Police Department, to be specific.
The first time Avery Flynn saw Derek Roberts, she was photographing him for the first annual Kilgore Police Department SWAT calendar. He was leaned back in his squad car, shirtless, and giving her a smile that was completely between them. A smile that hinted at what he wanted to do to her later.
When she scrounges up the courage to ask him out after the photoshoot, he laughs in her face.
Well, screw you, too, Mr. February.
Derek Roberts never really paid attention to the photographer.
She was a mousy girl who dressed like a twelve-year-old girl. Her tight leggings, extra baggy Star Trek t-shirt denoting her a Klingon captain, and her surprisingly clean Chucks didn’t leave much of an impression.
Now, the outfit that she was in weeks after he rebuffed her? Yeah, now that caught his attention.
Too bad that happens when he’s trying to save her from what’s sure to be death thanks to an unhinged native Texan who’s convinced she was the reason he lost his last chance at a million dollars.
When he tries to save her, she tells him she’d rather take a cattle prod to the forehead than go anywhere with him.
RELEASE DATE: February 11, 2020
I DON’T WANT TO BREAK YOU. I WANT TO FIX YOU.
Not my first read by the author and I have read book #1 in this series as well! I want to explain myself before I start because, I love Lani’s book and book one in this series was actually really good (for me) this one unfortunately I wasn’t able to click with except just the fact of reading it. It’s not bad per-say but I think you have to have read her before to understand this type of writing. The hero is much older than the 19-year old heroine that’s still in high school.
Everything that could go wrong, went wrong for our heroine here. She lost her parents at a very young age and everything seemed to head downhill from there. When she runs into our hero, it’s her directing him to take his shirt off and pose by his cruiser. When she makes a bold move, the hero only laughs in her face and leaves. Forward a little bit of time, she runs into some trouble to which the hero is done and tired of running from…so GAME ON!
I have been debating on this one between 4 or 4.5 stars. I love Lani’s books and words and I always have a blast reading, but this one just didn’t do it FOR ME. I really couldn’t connect, that’s the only reason for my rating.
Rating: ★★★★ Romance: ♡♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥 Type: Book #2 of Series Recommended: ☑ ⇨ H A P P Y – R E A D I N G ⇦
Hot. Flirty. Romantic. It all started as pretend… My best friend, and one of the most powerful men in New York, needed my help. Our first kiss was unexpected—but it still made my skin sizzle, my knees go weak. The next one was in front of his tight-knit family. We had to be convincing. But it was so wicked hot, it almost convinced me too. On our first night together, he told me that I had to keep us both in check, because he didn’t know how to keep the lines from blurring… He touched me like I was precious, and held me close… barely stopping his fingers from pushing down the straps of my dress… On our second night, our banter turned to flirting. Hunter—my best friend was now Hunter—the man. Intense. Alluring. Sexy as hell. How was I supposed to not fall in love?
RELEASE DATE: February 4, 2020
“Know me so well, do you? What do you think I want?” “I think you want me to push and push until you have no choice but to give in.”
Not my first read by the author and this is stand-alone. I’ve read enough books by this author that I knew I’d enjoy it. This is a friends-to-lovers and an interesting one at that.
Hunter is a wealthy and successful man, a man that started from the bottom, a man that well hasn’t been paying attention to his work-visa. He has lived in the states since he was a baby but push forward many years and well, should have paid more attention because now he is in a pickle. Josie is a successful lawyer who has always worked hard in her life. She is a woman that knows what she wants and speaks her mind, she is also the best friend of Hunter. These two, I have to say even at the beginning after the “arrangement” was accepted, lines were starting to blur, but neither one of them know of each other’s feelings. So naturally they both ignore it and move on as this was just another time together. It’s really sweet to watch them titter-totter around one another. Sadly one doesn’t believe in actual marriage while the other hopes to have it all, husband, house and 2.5 kids.
The only thing that bothered me was the climax. I wont lie but through out the whole build up, i had no indication something was coming until when it did, it just didn’t seem right for the action. i don’t want to give it away but it kind of brought me back a step, and i wasn’t a huge fan of the ending, that’s all I can say truthfully. Threw me off just a little.
Rating: ★★★★ Romance: ♡♡♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥 Type: Standalone Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY! ⇨ H A P P Y – R E A D I N G ⇦
What happens when your secret crush isn’t so secret anymore? I’ve had feelings for Eve Roberts for as long as I can remember, but because she also happens to be the twin sister of my best friend, Eric, I’ve never acted on my feelings and long ago resigned myself to keeping my crush under wraps. But after a terrible falling-out with Eric involving a failed restaurant venture and plenty of blame on both sides, I’m back in Port Snow without my best friend and without any direction. But can you guess who’s here? Eve. And my attraction to her is as strong as ever. As old feelings rush back, Eve and I find ourselves pulled together, whether we like it or not. Lines are crossed, secrets are kept, and we soon discover that the difference between love and friendship may not be so black and white, after all. Everyone wants that secret crush to love them back…but will I be ready when she does?
RELEASE DATE: February 11, 2020
“Hopelessly optimisticwould be the last way I’d describe you. More like sarcastically pessimistic.”
Not my first read by the author and i have read the previous books in this series. loved every single one. that said, unfortunately this was not my cup of tea. Don’t get me wrong the story and words were fantastic because this authors knows how to write but the events, let me explain. I wont go into too much detail because i don’t want anyone to think I’m bashing anything, just simply not my taste in hero and heroine.
The hero is actually the oldest of the brothers. he is a man that had it all and lost everything including himself in one night. forwards years later he is now so low on himself that he doesn’t think he deserves anything. the heroine is actually the hero’s best friends little sister, therefore they have know each other since they were 10. she is someone who knows sacrifice and hard work, and always kept going even when times felt hard. when lines get crossed as this is a brothers best friend and friends to lovers romance, thing heat up…you know what they say. if you cant stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. now the reason i was not fond of the characters is because, although they are older in age their actions just didn’t vibe with me. the hero deflects his past and pain with humor and therefore this is a rom-com all on its own and its funny but its just a lot in some sections of the book. the heroine is touch and go 50/50 one minute i am on my toes but then she does something like forgive easy and lets him off the hook. one particular part that turned me off, was the indecisiveness, it was over baring for me. on both ends. i cant say much without giving out the book but that played a huge part to me. all that said, these are my opinions and feelings. when i read i really read with the whole me and what kind of reader would i be if i didn’t voice the truth on those feelings while reading. i hope no one takes it the wrong way because i truly truly love this series, just this was a miss for me.
Rating: ★★★★ Romance: ♡♡♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥 Type: Book #3 of Series Recommended: ☑ ⇨ H A P P Y – R E A D I N G ⇦
Gabby My life isn’t exactly going as planned. I’m basically floating up a certain creek without a paddle. Desperately needing a new place to live, I receive an offer I can’t refuse, and you never look a gift horse in the mouth, right? Unless that particular mouth is connected to an uber sexy manwhore that makes me want to punch him in the face and then kiss him until I pass out from lack of oxygen. I must avoid him like the plague. Chase Gabby Connor; there is no request too small in my eyes. When I blurt out an offer I know she can’t refuse, I don’t think either one of us realize that our lives are about to change. Something else I didn’t comprehend, how hard it would be to keep my hands off of her, or my mouth, or my… you get the picture. It’s our time, no more hiding or waiting in the wings. I’m pulling out all the stops. I’m tired of being in the friend-zone. It’s time to take what I’ve always wanted. But nothing is easy for us. Our road is full of twists and turns and a few surprises along the way. When push comes to shove and the cards are thrown on the table, can we navigate a new life, especially when we’re just getting started?
RELEASE DATE: February 4, 2020
I’d rather cover him in jelly and throw him in the lion enclosure at the zoo. Actually, that has merit.
“Oh, sweet Gabrielle, the things I can do with my mouth,”
Not my first read by both authors and I have read the previous book in this series. Now, i was prepared for anything because book 1 was a doozer and i cried my little eyes out. This one took a different turn but equally heartfelt and exciting.
We have the hero Chase who has been friends and around the heroine Gabby for years. They actually work together and have a love/hate relationship at best. You bet your ass this is a enemy-to-lovers and a great one at that. Even though there were times i wanted to smack the heroine because booooooy was she stubborn, over the top stubborn. Just when things seemed to be headed in one direction, one night after a revelation…everything changes. And from then on, nothing is as it seems.
The surprises, the mystery, will all keep you on your toes. I cant say too much to give a lot out because this is very complex in the best way. I will say that, have tissue ready! You really cant go wrong with this series, i enjoyed the words and scenes, so pretty much all of it. You get both Pov’s and as things start off normal, they sure escalate fast. but don’t worry, you’ll like this escalation.
Really heart-felt on this one, pull at the strings and all!
A MUST READ! Rating: ★★★★★ Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 Type: Book #2 of Series Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY! ⇨ H A P P Y – R E A D I N G ⇦
Terminated for inappropriate behavior. I couldn’t believe the letter in my hands. Nine years. Nine damn years I’d worked my butt off for one of the largest companies in America, and I was fired with a form letter when I returned home from a week in Aruba. All because of a video taken when I was on vacation with my friends—a private video made on my private time. Or so I thought… Pissed off, I cracked open a bottle of wine and wrote my own letter to the gazillionaire CEO telling him what I thought of his company and its practices. I didn’t think he’d actually respond. I certainly never thought I’d suddenly become pen pals with the rich jerk. Eventually, he realized I’d been wronged and made sure I got my job back. Only…it wasn’t the only thing Grant Lexington wanted to do for me. But there was no way I was getting involved with my boss’s boss’s boss. Even if he was ridiculously gorgeous, confident, and charming. It would be completely wrong, inappropriate even. Sort of like the video that got me into trouble to begin with. Two wrongs don’t make a right. But sometimes it’s twice as fun.
RELEASE DATE: January 20, 2020
“Do you just want to sleep with me, or do you want to actually take me out? Grant smiled. “Yes.”
I’d been kissed before, kissed really well even, but no one had ever kissed the shit out of me. My mind was in a fog from it. He smiled and used his thumb to wipe my bottom lip.“God, I wanted to do that so badly all night.”
Not my first read by author and yes she is on my top 10 author’s and yes I have read every single book by her, all the series and standalone. I will say that I kind of wish this started a new series, would be ah-mah-zing.
This standalone snuck up on me & blew my mind!!! It had banter, heart, passion and was very addicting!
Grant Lexington, where do I begin. CEO, powerful, in control, serious…a past that you will never guess and carrying the biggest guilt on his shoulders, along with the world. He deemed himself unable to love 7 years ago vowing to never repeat mistakes. Lie the blurb said, two wrongs never make a right, well fate is always a sneaky little thing. When he receives an angry email from one of his employee’s one night, he is intrigued and even cracked a smile but not enough to peruse it. BING.
Ireland Saint James is a woman who grew up without family, the one she had was everything to her. She also has worked for everything in her life, including this job she just got canned from all due to some innocent fun. Going over the email she wrote the night of a drunken fest, she cringes when she re-reads it. After some courage she decides that another email is a must follow, because well, she isn’t someone to give up that easy. A fighter. SENT. That should do it, at least if anything, she can’t say she didn’t try.
As I am always honest in my review’s I won’t lie and say that I was actually already expecting what will happen because I have read every single book by Vi and kind of felt familiar, as in her words and writing style. But boy was I jolted to reality when this took a turn for the best. What I enjoyed most is the way the hero and heroine were together, not your average boy and girl just felt…that’s it I FELT THEM if that makes sense. Their chemistry was insane and I will say this that this does not disappoint in the SEXY SCENES department, or DIRTY TALK!!! They go really well together and I know I will forever remember this book. Watch out for the few twists, have tissue ready because you’ll most definitely need it. Another AMAZING Standalone by Vi!!
TOP 2020 MUST READ! Rating: ★★★★★ Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 Type: Standalone Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY! ⇨ H A P P Y – R E A D I N G ⇦
Having watched his brothers meet their match, Cohen Cook is feeling something he never anticipated—envy. With a demanding job, and helping his brothers with their biggest flip project yet, he doesn’t have time to sleep with, let alone date, anyone. Skye Rossi is a free spirit. She’s a take-her-as-you-see-her woman who works hard and plays hard, but the person she wants to play with friend-zoned her the minute they met. When sparks fly between Cohen and Skye, the only way forward is to propose a mutually beneficial arrangement that no one knows about. Besides, what’s the harm in a few orgasms between best friends?
RELEASE DATE: January 30, 2020
Not my first read by author & I have read all the ones in the COOK BROTHER’S SERIES and loved every single one!! Super excited when I got the chance to early read this beauty!!
This one was a SWEET and FEISTY one because the hero is the ever so sexy Cohen EMT & his new partner the heroine the sister of two of the firefighters, Skye Rossi. She is feisty, outgoing, smart, sexy and down to earth, not to mention beyond gorgeous! Both of them are here to do one thing….a job, a very important job. But when you put two people together in a small proximity for a period of time, what can go wrong? Well, an agreement that a normal person may not have thought of but these two strictly have it handled, of course. “of course”
As light-hearted this was and fun, it was still in depth and you get to see sides of two souls that hurt for different reasons but find solace in one another, even for a short time being. Something about these two drew me closer to the series, maybe even thought me a lesson or two. And to end it with I CAN’T WAIT NOW FOR EZRA AND GILLY’S STORY, this should be an amazing story too!!
Rating: ★★★★★ Romance: ♡♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥 Type: Book #4 of Series Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY! ⇨ H A P P Y – R E A D I N G ⇦
You know the game, Never Have I Ever? Well, I did—every inch of him and then I left.
I had my reasons, but now I’m back in Big Dix—or Dixen, Alaska—and so is the hotshot firefighter turned fire chief I left at the altar. It’s been six years and Aspen Kennedy still has it all: He’s hot as sin, hard in all the right places, induces Oh, god, yes moments and has brains too. Simple math, right? So you would think. But my younger self ran when the time came to say, ‘I do.’ Biggest mistake of my life, but I moved on in order to save my heart. I’ll keep my distance, and since I have no interest in rekindling any romance with my high-school flame while I’m in town, that should be easy. My goal is to help my gran renovate her B&B before Christmas and then I’ll be back in the Big Apple, far away from Aspen. But the man doesn’t play fair and his memory of my body has me rethinking life on a grander scale, screaming his three favorite words and forgetting about my tight schedule and all the bullet points on my to-do lists. I suppose a few stolen moments of pleasure can be our little secret, right? Trouble is, the more he touches me and the more we’re together, the more I wonder what it would be like to wake up to a Big Dix man for the rest of my days… After the Christmas lights come down, will there be any magic left between us?
Author’s Naughty Note: Mister Bad Boy Firefighter is a tantalizing second chance romance filled with ex-sex, a naughty, bad boy firefighter with plans for filthy sleigh-ride sex, and a wayward cookie-eating reindeer. As always with a Penelope Wylde book, you’ll get the filthy, naughty bits you crave with the perfect happily ever after you love. Can be read as a complete standalone.
RELEASE DATE: January 15, 2020
“Wow, aren’t you the bad boy firefighter!” “Come up stairs with me and find out!”
NEW TO ME author & books. This wonderful soul has been supporting me for a very long time and I am finally able to get down to business and read one of her books! From the blurb and author note I knew I had to read this. This is a little but of a twist with the main characters, meaning that they are almost reversed in the feeling department, also has to do with the plot of the story.
We have the heroine Ivy Sunday who when she was younger not only broke this boy’s heart but hers along with it But what can you do, they were both so young and feelings were running high…except Ivy ran with hers, literally. After years of being gone from town she is forced to come back and help her family member out renovating and up keeping a place. When she runs into THAT BOY who now is a very much man, a big strong, fireman to be exact. Aspen Kennedy! He is a man who after having his true and only love run away shifted gears in life, and in the end ended up being the local new fireman chief. Along with Aspen still being in love with Ivy, she has to figure out what she wants. They circle around and I gotta say that the sexy scenes were WOW hot, graphic and verbal!
I will be looking forward to Book #2 in this because well, I really enjoyed the writing and story. The characters, they were equally great and that said, definitely will be reading more.
Rating: 4.5★ Romance: ♡♡♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 Type: Book #1 of Series Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY! ⇨ H A P P Y – R E A D I N G ⇦
“Will you do me the greatest honor of all time and be my bridegroom?” she asks, hope in her eyes . . . How did I get here? My assistant, bent on one knee, holding my hand, her expectant face waiting for an answer. Just . . . how? How did I go from being insulted by Charlee Cox to hiring her to be my assistant? How is it that she’s chaos in color – making me crazy and my life better at the same time? I never thought I would be staring down at her bright blue eyes begging me to go along with this ridiculous scheme I suggested. Yes, I suggested. Like the idiot I am, I thought hey, why not start an HR nightmare and have my assistant ask me to marry her? Confused? Don’t worry, so am I. But try to follow along, because this is how I became Boss Man Bridegroom.
RELEASE DATE: January 23, 2020
And I want to cup her jaw in my large hand, pass my mouth over her cheek, her eyes, her nose, and then settle on her lips where I’d finally steal a kiss from her, a kiss I’ve wanted ever since I hired her.
Not my first read by the author. I have to say that this one was a on a whim for me meaning, I signed up because I love Meghan’s books and did not even read the blurb. I decided to then just go ahead and read it and mid-way i went back to read the blurb and I will say that even though I love her books, I am not 100% sure I would have signed up after reading the blurb not because it’s bad, heck no this is fantastic but because it didn’t seem like something I’d like reading. Most times the blurb and author determine my choice of requesting an ARC. That said, I was pleasantly surprised that I liked this very much. It was a light hearted, fun, sexy and sweet story!
Rath and Charlee were AMAZING CHARACTERS! Charlee at times was over the top but Rath kind of balances her out. This is an adventure for sure where marriage of convenience is played along with some sizzling and sweet scenes. Like I said earlier a lighter read for my taste, but still pretty decent.
Rating: 4.5★ Romance: ♡♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥 Type: Standalone Recommended: ☑ ⇨ H A P P Y – R E A D I N G ⇦
With a hit song sitting at number one on the country music charts, Gavin McNeer thought he finally had everything he ever wanted. All it takes is one look from the mesmerizing woman sitting in the front row at one of his shows and a brief encounter to make him realize just what he’s been missing. Even though he’s been burnt in the past, Gavin puts his inhibitions aside and his heart on the line to earn the trust of the woman who could be his everything. Working in an industry where relationships start and end in the blink of an eye, Alyson Dawson has made it her mission not to get mixed up with musicians, no matter how good-looking they are. Keeping her focus on her blossoming career and clients, Aly doesn’t even have time to date much less fall in love. That is until she meets Gavin, a man who changes everything with one smoldering look. Just when these two begin to settle into their new relationship, Aly is asked to do something that may require her to choose between the career she’s building and the man she’s falling in love with. To make things worse, Gavin’s ex decides to add a touch of drama to an already delicate situation. Will their love survive, or become just another sad love song?
RELEASE DATE: January 31, 2020
I turn my light off and settle into the covers, praying that a certain green-eyes devil doesn’t occupy my dreams.
Not my first read by both author’s and I have to say when I saw that they did a collaboration, I was jumping of joy. You definitely get both the author’s in this book! It has an amazing rock star feel but with the UNTIL sweetness and alpha! Perfect combo!
You have Alyson Dawson our heroine who is a woman with a past, a woman determined to live life on without a man, after all the last one left a sour taste in her mouth. She works for a music company and has an amazing best friend we all would want. When she ends up at the same place the BLUEBIRD it was for other intentions but fate has other plans. Fate threw in Gavin the gorgeous, talented and smooth artists. When her best friend tried to set her up with a NHL player, Aly knew right away that that would never happen. But she didn’t want to seem too eager…so naturally she waited a 10 mins before calling Gavin after he gave her his card. I mean what’s a girl to do, they were staring at each other form across the room for a good 10 minutes. Honestly you could feel the words in this scene!
When these two get together it’s explosive, in a short amount of pages you can feel every single one of them but also fall instantly in love with both main characters. So to say this is packed isn’t enough. I love the feel of the whole book and really wish there was more, but you do get an extended Epilogue that will keep you satisfied but still wanting more of course! p.s. Hero is a country star singer and KEITH URBAN – Somebody Like You will never be the same!
A MUST READ! Rating: ★★★★★ Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 Type: Standalone Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY! ⇨ H A P P Y – R E A D I N G ⇦
Four women… Four very different paths. One incredibly cutthroat world. Welcome to the Jungle. As America’s sweetheart, Brittany is perceived as the “good girl.” The sort to bring her Bible to a photoshoot… only to garner the attention of a most unlikely suitor. Until one mistake irrevocably changes both of their lives forever. Fortunately, both now and then, Brittany has wonderful support systems, including her tribe. The leader of the tribe and a model who’s fought every battle and obstacle in the industry, Zoe, knows her worth. Until a sex tape scandal rocks her world. She sees no choice but to put her trust in the one man she shouldn’t, to make it all go away and help her succeed. Unfortunately, not only is he mired in New York’s underbelly, he wants repayment… with interest. Namely, her hand in marriage. Despite her seemingly perfect life, Everlee has problems of her own. Not only has her world-renowned photographer husband been cheating, but it’s actually much worse than that. The things surrounding what he’s done are so dark and dangerous, Everlee’s life may actually be in jeopardy. And then there’s Danica, cold, dead in the ground Danica. Some secrets stay hidden while others are just waiting to be discovered- hers has the power to alter the industry forever. In the world of the Fashion Jungle, it’s easily eat or be eaten… but, if you make it out alive, you just might have a story to tell – though it will likely be one of secrets, lies, deceit, and loss. Strap on your stilettos, it’s about to get wild. Based on true stories and events.
RELEASE DATE: January 28, 2020
“Life is life. Sometimes, things just happen. You can’t change the past. You can only make choices in the present that will affect your future.”
Not my first read by Rachel Van Dyken but my first read by Kathy Ireland. The contemporary romance part I know where it came form author wise because I am so familiar with RVD’s writing but unfortunately the other part which is Woman Fiction and Mystery without the full on romance, wasn’t for me. There was a lot of main characters involved which for this type of book, yes is perfect but for my taste of mixing all of these different types of tropes. The book is based upon a mystery of a death. I think what threw me off a lot for my style is that there were 4 POV narratives, therefore I hard a hard time connecting. I did connect to Brittany the most and I think the scenes in this book were fantastic, writing style. Lot’s of revenge, fashion and beautiful story of wonderful woman. #womanempower but I will say that if I was into the other trope types, this would have been a 5 plus for me!
Rating: ★★★★ Romance: ♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥 Type: Standalone Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY! ⇨ H A P P Y – R E A D I N G ⇦