Serena is determined to build a good life for herself and her twin boys following a devastating breakup. Fiercely independent and prideful, she’s doing everything she can to keep them afloat and not ask for help. That plan works out fine until Mother Nature, crying kids, a car that breaks down, and a sexy Alpha male with enough cockiness to make her swoon, collide and force her to leave her comfort zone. Khalil has two focuses: his career at the investment firm and enjoying single life. That would be a lot easier if his meddling parents would stop trying to fix him up with high-society locals. He just might get his wish when he stumbles upon an accident and meets the woman who can make him change his outlook and possibly get him to settle down. Find out what happens when a feisty woman meets her match in the anti-prince charming! Will it lead to a happily ever after?
Until Serena is part of Aurora Rose Reynolds’s Happily Ever Alpha World. If you loved Until December, then you will want to read Until Serena.
RELEASE DATE: May 14, 2021
Not brand new author to me I have tried reading this author before and was not able to click so I was a little worried when this came up. I have read every single book in this world so far and so I had to give it a chance. Unfortunately I was not able to click with this story due to the writing which was not my style. I always feel bad when I don’t connect with an author but that doesn’t mean their book is bad just wasn’t my style.
It was sweet and adorable in it’s own way, I don’t have much to say about the book other than it does fit well into the world, there were cute moments, sweet, sexy and even some heartfelt ones. Since I couldn’t really connect with the writing style it was hard for me to focus on the full story, took me a few days to finish also. I do wish the author the best.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
Romance: ♡♡ Steamy: 🔥 Triggers: NA Standalone/Series: (Happily Ever Alpha World) Type: All Tags on top of this page! Recommended: ☑
Firefighter, Jeremy Davis loves his life in Glacier Falls and small town living has been good to him with great friends, a job he loves, a promotion on the horizon and now, a woman he is very quickly falling in love with. Making a career out of her passion for music has always been Bella Burton’s dream. And now, against all odds it looks as if that dream is about to come true. She’s falling hard for Jeremy, but his life is and always will be in Glacier Falls. It’s an impossible choice between two futures when chasing her dreams might mean leaving something—or someone—behind.
RELEASE DATE: May 17, 2021
BRAND NEW to me author. I actually saw this on one of the PR sign-ups and read the blurb and really wanted to have the chance to early review. So happy when I did receive it. Even thought his is book 6 in the series, I really was able to get the full feel OF the story and a little of the other characters. I am not sure if this can be read as a standalone because this is the ONLY book I’ve read in the series.
This was a little different in my eyes, yes the H&H are in the same town, met and everything romance and magical but the heroine did end up leaving the town while the hero stayed behind because he was up for a promotion for the Fire Chief. So for a while when the heroine left I was thinking to myself what will happen, how will they work. Even though it wasn’t my favorite style, I still enjoyed it. This is where the previous book characters came in and of course since I didn’t read the other’s it was a little harder to fit in if you will. Very sweet story and glad I still gave it a chance. Best of luck in everything to the author.
Rating: 4 out of 5.
Romance: ♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥 Triggers: NA Standalone/Series: Book 6 in Series Type: All Tags at bottom of this page! Recommended: ☑
There’s a reason they name storms after people. Liam’s sister calls, begging him to come home. He hasn’t been home in six years, but with things starting to unravel, he feels he has no choice but to face his demons. Missing his connecting flight, a hurricane raging, and the hotels full, he’s stuck at the airport. Taking a woman’s offer to share a hotel room is the least of his problems, or so he thinks. Sometimes, the right person shows up, only to leave. Liam never understood the thrill of chasing storms, until he found one in Emma. Despite him wanting to go after her, the only way to save his future is to fix his past. Will he catch up to her before his past does?
RELEASE DATE: April 24, 2021
BRAND NEW to me author. He reached out regarding a honest review and after reviewing the blurb and asking a few questions I was very interested in reading. So glad I gave this a chance, it was something different for me and my normal reads but in a good way.
It is more of a suspense-romance which are my favorite and this contained a good amount and more. Liam Marone the hero is a very interesting but normal guy, he works, he has friends, does all the normal things a man would….but somehow he is very interesting, like the fact that he keeps a gun next to his bed and his paranoia is in the high percentage. When he gets a call from his twin-sister, he is on the first flight out back to LA to help with their mother. Emma Christine Baker the heroine is a event-planner and flying home for her brother’s wedding and happens to be in the same airport at the same time. I was a little 50/50 on Emma and Liam’s meeting and attraction, Emma was not his type, even though he was physically attracted still to her, not sure how I felt about all that part. That said, when Liam misses his flight and there is a huge upcoming storm, Liam is stranded and runs into Emma again…that’s when things get interesting because she offers to share her hotel room (there were none available anymore) and they spend 3 days holed in the room. They really get to know each other and more, but on the 4th day Liam wakes up alone with just a note from Emma. But the questions is, is Liam ready to go after her? Ready to peruse anything with a woman? That’s where you find out and more.
This was a very well written book, I say that because not many times can I click with the writing style no matter how good the story is. This kept me engaged and transitions were very smooth so I enjoyed just reading, simple as that. The characters are complex enough to where you want to know more about them. The chemistry between h&h is different but good, and their adventure together is equally to their own lives that you get a glimpse of. Again, I am glad I gave this a chance and it also so happens to be my first male author (in a very very long time) that I have read and enjoyed. Thank you Nathan!
Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
Romance: ♡♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥 Triggers: NA Standalone/Series: Standalone Type: All Tags at bottom of this page! Recommended: ☑
Jessie Phillips loves her life in Mason Creek and wouldn’t change a thing now that she’s the proud owner of Java Jitters, the popular local coffee house. What she doesn’t love is the brooding doctor she meets at the local pub. His rude comments about her coffee house leave her seething. If she never sees him again, it will be too soon. Only an accident forces her kicking and screaming, metaphorically speaking, into his office in desperate need of his services. Miles Carlson remembers the sexy brunette who reminds him why he’s sworn off women. He moved to this sleepy town to provide a perfect life for his wife and son. Only said wife didn’t appreciate the blue skies and picturesque landscape, and abandoned him and their five-year-old son, leaving him to forever renounce love. So, even though he’s forced to treat the sassy woman he’s undeniably attracted to, he has no plans on acting on it. Except, there is one problem. The miniature version of himself has other plans. His playful interference melts Jessie’s outrage and Miles’s misery. They say home is where the heart is … These two clashing hearts may end up forging a perfect love.
RELEASE DATE: May 6, 2021
Not my first read by the author but they are still new-ish to me. Thank you to the author for providing me an ARC and I was so excited to read because the first two in this series/mash-up of amazing author’s were just amazing. That said I was taken back a bit by this book because around 60-ish % the story really just takes a huge 180 turn. I was shocked and kept reading but unfortunately it turned on me so much that I did not enjoy the last part of it, to me it was very different than the beginning 50%. To say I was surprised is an understatement. That is the reason for a 4 star from me.
About the book: The hero and heroine really had a strong connection and chemistry once together. Up until that part was fun to watch them get to that point. The hero is very sweet and smart while the heroine is the same yes but very proper it seems to me in a good way. There is a adorable very out-spoken 5 year old that will play a big part and it really made the story very relatable and sweet. This is on the lighter side of reads, small-town single dad romances are a favorite of mine and this one fit in well.
Rating: 4 out of 5.
Romance: ♡♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥 Triggers: NA Standalone/Series: (Mason Creek #3) Type: All Tags at bottom of this page! Recommended: ☑
Hattie Yates has finally met the man of her dreams. Yet years of abuse from her demanding father have left her petrified of disappointment. She’s already failed to reach her goal of becoming a professional ballerina—she can’t handle the terrible consequences of another dream becoming a nightmare. But when a stalker sets their sights on Hattie, there’s only one man she dares to hope can help . . . Axl Pantera knows Hattie is the only woman for him. Yet despite the attraction burning between them, Hattie refuses to let him in. The former soldier is determined to woo her into letting down her walls. And when danger comes calling, he’s up against more than her wary and bruised heart. Axl will do anything to prove to Hattie that they’re meant to be, but first, he’ll need to keep her safe.
RELEASE DATE: May 25, 2021
Not my first read by the author and you know I have been a fan since the early 2010’s that said this will be really hard for me to write out but I am always honest in my reviews and I feel like by now the more emotion I have into this the worse it gets for me when I am not clicking with a book.
This book THIS SERIES has been a hard one for me to be able to read, maybe because I am so used to the OG writing and the style that this NEW to me style contains my personal preference triggers. This book specifically with the heroine and hero, other men, other woman, I disliked everything about this book but especially the heroine. To me she was tiresome, simple as that I couldn’t click with her, her direction, her style, her words which somehow irritated me to the core. I’m used to KA’s style of heroine’s sometimes in some book being with other characters or vise versa but this book just rubbed me the wrong way. God I can’t believe I am going to say this but it stretched out TOO LONG for me, the feelings and thoughts, too much. I really want to get into details but I also do not want to spoil it. I appreciate NETGALLEY for providing me my ARC but I will stay away from anymore in this series and carefully chose books next time, sadly. I am disappointed because I know someone will read this and say I am over dramatic about it but when you love an author and their previous books as in I’ve re-read them at least 25 times in the years each one, it IS emotional to me to come across a book that shatters you. That said, I do wish the author as always best of luck and the book but this was just not for me. p.s. I did DNF this at 60%.
Rating: 3 out of 5.
Romance: ♡ Steamy: 🔥 Triggers: NA Standalone/Series: Book 3 in Series Type: All Tags on top of this page!
There were shadows I was running from. Ones that haunted and taunted. Ones that made it so I had no choice but to disappear. I’d spent years hiding from the world. My little island haven, the only assurance of safety. It all changed the moment he showed up at my door. The hint of pain in his eyes told me that something haunted him, too. And I couldn’t help but be drawn closer. But finding the person I needed most came with risks I never expected. And when our ghosts find us again, neither of us may make it out this time.
RELEASE DATE: May 11, 2021
Not my first read by the author and I have read all the previous books in the series, and wow this one again blew me away. I didn’t know what to expect out of this couple but it sure was a adventure in both heartbreak pain and love.
My thoughts: This was most definitely not what I expected, knowing which couple was coming, I wasn’t sure which way it would go because of the heroine. She is young, alone on an island, a caretaker of the island and secluded in every way. The hero is a artist that comes with baggage and buying an island he wasn’t expecting the caretaker to be so young and beautiful. They really, it was a gradual love between them. It’s most definitely a SLOW BURN but a sweet one. I like to say that because the anticipation and build up is amazing, this has so many layers to it that it will make you question if you assumptions of what’s coming next is correct. Heartbreaking, so painful, raw, sweet, passionate…basically I would like to buy an island now!
Little about the book: The heroine is a young caretaker on an island, she has been secluded and with good reason, she liked her sanctuary and alone-ness…that’s until the current island owners decide to sell and when she see’s the new owner, she is drawn to him in a sharing the same kind of pain way. The hero is a early 30s artist that really is not running away but needing to be away from his current predicament. He has few friends but real friends, well except Lara (we hate Lara ) who is his manager for a decade now. When he moves to the island and decides to build a studio room, Shay the heroine is shook because her sanctuary is about to be invited. Things progress pretty fast from there, Shay gradually opens up to Brody but only because he is a little demanding but with good intentions and heart. It’s really sweet them together, you’ll fall in love with them right away. This has suspense, deep down to soul pain, heartbreak, loss, romance, sweet kisses, chickens and a kitchen counter that you will look at differently *smirk*
Rating: 5 out of 5.
Romance: ♡♡♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥 Triggers: Killing Standalone/Series: (Wrecked #4) Type: All Tags at bottom of this page! Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑
For years, I watched her. Drank her in as she performed in front of an empty theatre, pretending every seat was occupied, the cello settled between her legs as her dainty fingers made love to the strings…one beautiful note after the other. She thought she was alone, that no one heard her play. But I did. I heard every note, every tune, every vibrato. It drowned out the voices. Silenced the demons. It gave me peace. I’d hide in the shadows so I could get high on the music that stemmed from her soul. It was entrancing. Beautiful. Utterly hypnotic. She has no idea that I exist—that I live for the nights she performs for me, and me alone. But she will. Soon she’ll realize how important she is to me. My cellist. My soloist. My Requiem.
RELEASE DATE: May 3, 2021
“This is the only reason I won’t be killing the man who had you first.” I whimpered as he leaned down, his lips brushing gently against mine. “Because now there’s no need for me to be gentle. I can do what I want to do.” He kissed me –no tongue, no open mouth, just a tender kiss. “And right now, I want to fuck you, my sweet, beautiful cellist. Now, be a good girl and turn around. Get on your hands and knees.”
Not my first read by the author but I have only read one other and it’s been a while. So I dove into this as new to me. And BOY WAS I NOT READY. I don’t read dark romance often but this blurb and cover just had me wanting to reach through the screen. So glad I picked it up and had the chance to read it early. As you can see below this did make it on my TOP 2021 MUST READS!
she was a job. a contract. nothing more.
My feels: The book really starts of with a bang….and after that I was not expecting anything but going with the flow. It was emotional right of the bat and only got more emotional and intense. Suspenseful, addicting, dangerous and heartbreaking. That is the best way to describe this whole book. The heroine was just plain beautiful, quiet, dealt a really shitty hand in life, lost her mother and the only thing that she has left is a old cello that she plays at night when the theater is closed (she works at that same theater) but little did she know the devil himself was watching her, listening to her melody she produced that soothed his soul. I really was not prepared on what will happen when they actually first met, I won’t be giving away too much even though I want to because it was so ALL THE FEELS. I felt every single emotion, the connection between H&H, the hurt in Hero’s life and his alpha-ness (is that a word?) I mean he was strong, assertive, sexy, dark, mysterious, demanding yet with the heroine strict in a romantic but stern way. I just really fell in love with everything from page one, my idiot self did not look well enough to know this is a 2 or more book part and so when the cliffhanger came I was not ready and DMed the author asking her how she dare haha. CANT’T WAIT FOR MORE for sure!
p.s. this is ANTI-HERO HEAVEN!!
About the book: This is a dark-mafia romance, there is killing and more. The hero is THE MUSICIAN and the heroine his LITTLE CELLIST. It’s two different souls that happen to be more related than they think. The hero is very good at what he does, but his weakness is the heroine and the music she produces. One night when he makes the mistake of gifting the heroine something and speaking with her. She spooked and things proceeded to go a lot faster than planned. After all the hero has known the heroine for a few years, she just didn’t know any of it. After losing her mother and not having a father in her life, she really just lives minimal and tries to take it day by day. Sad, depressed, alone, lonely…but day by day. When things seem to pick up THEY REALLY pick up, you are catapulted into a world that might scare you a bit but you want to be part of!
Rating: 5 out of 5.
TOP 2021 MUST READ! Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 Triggers: Killing Standalone/Series: Book 1 Type: All Tags at bottom of this page! Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑
One night changed an entire town. And it wrecked my life. It was built with secrets. Secrets I kept from nearly everyone. Things no one would expect from the sweet, smiling girl with a flower shop. Besides my family, there wasn’t a person in this town that knew what I’d been hiding. I’d kept it locked away safely since the fire. I never expected to be faced with my shame, to have my darkness exposed in the light of day. I never thought Colt, the man who invaded too many of my thoughts, would be the one to bring it crashing down. He asked too many questions and saw straight through me, down to my soul. He unravelled me with one smoldering look. That’s all it took for my carefully guarded world to begin to crumble. When everything begins spinning into chaos, Colt promises to be there. I want to believe him. I want to get lost in his strong embrace, but I know I don’t deserve him. And he deserves more than all my fractured pieces. I should have known all along that keeping secrets would burn down my entire world.
RELEASE DATE: April 27, 2021
Not my first time reading the author. I have read about all of her books and I have been invested in this series, very seriously hehe. So I was a little skeptical of this one because I knew who the heroine is and well, sadly it just did not click with me. I don’t know what it was exactly about the heroine but over-all I just could not connect with her. As you know if you’ve read any of my reviews, I am a emotional reader and I really invest myself into the characters and even though this story broke me, I think it was the lingering of the past that really just didn’t sit with me. At one point I understand and at another to me it was prolonged too long and the H&H’s relationship status for a while (that broke me most because to me it seemed like the hero was begging the heroine and she just couldn’t make up her mind). This is a very emotional story on both the heroine and hero, so grab some tissue it will sting the heart a bit! The reason this book for a 4.5 instead of a 4 is because I love Emma’s writing and I have read every book in this series and loved them, so I know this was just more my personal preferences.
A little about the book: Makenna Clarke is now a woman that has a LONG and painful past. Not one just many, and so far she has been able to live under the radar all until one afternoon when Colt the hero shows up at her door with someone. It all changes from there, Colt knows part of her secret but there is more. Colt is a man that himself has a difficult past because he also lost something close to his heart. His flying under radar was a lot easier but still painful to live with on a daily base. Living in a small town, having the same friends group, after all Colt is Kenna’s best friends older brother and they could never go there, can they? With all of the secrets threatening to come out, difunctional family problems and the secret relationship…H&H we not ready when it all hit the fan. But the real question is, will Kenna let herself love and will Colt want to hang on until?
I won’t get into too much because there is a lot of parts to this book, a lot of secrets, threats, messed up family, tears, pain, laughter, friendship, sexy as sin police officers that are there for you no matter what. I absolutely LOVED LOVED LOVED LOVED the hero Colt, I mean he was everything I would want from a man even half broken. So SWOONY!
Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 Triggers: NA Standalone/Series: Book 4 in Series Type: All Tags at bottom of this page! Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑
Charity I’m in trouble. Big trouble. Not that I should be surprised. My entire life has been one huge misfortune. I have nothing and no one. But then . . . Finn comes along. Gorgeous, stubborn, and infuriating. And he can’t seem to leave me alone. Finn Life hasn’t been a picnic. But finally, I had it all figured out. But then . . . Charity comes crashing into my life. Beautiful, unwavering, and aggravating. And I can’t let her go.
RELEASE DATE: April 22, 2021
NEW to me author and books.
This was rather quiet emotional, I was not expecting that. Charity was an amazing heroine, and I loved everything about her. The hero Finn was equally loved but what I enjoyed the most is them together. Two broken people coming together, and it was very beautiful…a hard road but beautiful. The story goes from the heroine needing help, to the hero not being sure what to do with her, to the hero being very protective over the heroine. And they take a adventure that’s filled with angst, romance, sweet, beautiful and hard moments!
I am so glad I gave this a chance, will be reading more by the author.
Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
Romance: ♡♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥 Triggers: NA Standalone/Series: Standalone Type: All Tags at bottom of this page! Recommended: ☑
Ellie Mitchell has spent the better part of the last five years trying to move on from her past. As far as she’s concerned, being alone is the best medicine. That is, until a certain football star comes barreling into her life, unexpected and oh so persistent. Mason Jackson is a man who knows what he wants. And he wants Ellie. Ellie isn’t like any woman he’s met before with her quick wit and complete disinterest in his fame. Now, he’ll need to convince her that taking a chance on him is worth it. When Ellie’s past resurges with dangerous consequences, Mason will do everything and anything to protect the woman he loves. This is the story of Ellie and Mason, a Ride Series crossover novel.
RELEASE DATE: May 3, 2021
Not my first read by the author and yes I have read all of her books and re-read them enough times to be able to relive them all without even looking at the book haha so you can say I am a fan. Little nervous to this my review might be the first yet but super excited to share my excitement for this book and series and world. So, I have been waiting on MASON forever it feels like, well since we first got to see him in CAL which he is just a baby, this is his mother’s Jill and his step-father Cal story (absolutely loved loved loved this one) that is Book #5 in the RIDE Series. That said I would highly recommend reading in order, honestly I think you get a lot in this book and if you have at least read any part of CAL or the other books it’ll make more sense, because Mason doesn’t have any blood siblings but lot’s of brothers and sister. His older brother COLE has his own story (Cole is Cal’s biological son) and then there is his older sister Emmie & Max and they both also have their own story. So, do you see now what I mean by reading part of the story before this one?! Yes!
That also said, I was so excited for this one because Mason may not be in the ‘family business’ but he is very much still part of the world. Mason is a successful and well known Football player in Colorado and our heroine is just the sweetest amount of vulnerable, sweet, beautiful and strong. This is exactly how I imagined Mason. Ellie meet’s Mason on accident, and he fabricates the truth a little. After being the strong one and telling him off, she doesn’t expect to see him again…after all she went to the party with her best friend only because of her. Ellie could care less about famous people, money or anything to do with it. Actually she had no idea who Mason was even after seeing him which was a fresh breath of air for him. When Mason shows up at her work, she ends up going to dinner with him. How do I explain this without giving it all away?! Gah! It’s a good doze of MEGAN’S world that’s how I want to put it and if you’ve read her books you’ll know. You have the alpha, sweet, smart, sexy and protective hero and again the heroine was just enough of everything needed for them to fit. Ellie get’s throw into lime light but with her past how can she be safe or keep her loved ones safe?!
You get everything in here: Insta-Love, Alpha Hero, Sweet Heroine, Swooning, Danger, Action, Honesty, Real Connection…Mason really lived up to his name, long time coming and worth the wait!
When chef Abby de Messiéres returns to Silver Island with her sister to get their late mother’s affairs in order, she expected to inherit her mother’s bistro along with their childhood home, not to discover a half sister they never knew existed, and a handsome vacationer camped out on her mother’s patio. Workaholic Aiden Aldridge has been sent to Silver Island on a work-free vacation, armed with a “Let Loose List,” and ordered to get a life by the much-younger sister he raised after the death of their parents. After years of focusing on his sister’s well-being, he’s blindsided by his intense attraction to the gorgeous, free-spirited Abby. Aiden might not know much about chilling out, but he’s excellent at striking deals. He helps Abby with the restaurant in exchange for her help in tackling the items on his list. Sparks fly as Aiden and Abby work, and play, side by side. Intimate conversations lead to steamy kisses and undeniable passion. But there’s more to Aiden then Abby knows, and when the truth comes out, their new romance is put to the test, as the two find out if true love really can conquer all.
RELEASE DATE: May 4, 2021
My heart is racing. I nearly kissed a man I barely know– and I wish I had kissed him because now it’ll be all I’ll think about.
MF is one of my TOP authors (I’ve read her first and before all the hoopla, she is a top FAV) So to say when I saw this beauty in the mail of a paperback I about screamed! I couldn’t wait to dive into something NEW from Melissa! This something NEW happens to be interacted and well if you remember Remi from THIS IS LOVE well this book is Aiden’s story, the brother! And the heroine Abby comes from a mention in TEMPTED BY LOVE she and her sister and mother were mentioned there. So NEW but also familiar since you do get the characters you’ve heard of and love.
To me this book was a little more Woman’s Fiction okay it’s on the boarder, I don’t mind it it’s not my favorite to read but with that said this does come with a heavy doze of details which picturing it in your head is magical, but it did linger on for too long on certain areas which caused me to read a little faster to pass it. That said, that’s my only hang up with this book the rest of it I enjoyed because Aiden was the perfect hero and Abby even though she was the sweet, positive woman she had spunk to her. Their story flowed so naturally and beautifully, the side characters that are presented are there very much (I say that because this is also where it starts feeling a little more woman’s fiction reads) but it was beautiful in the end, I am glad that Aiden got his happy ending I know I always wondered if he would get a book after reading his sister’s. There were a lot of characters presented and I am looking forward to seeing who is next to get their story in this NEW series!
A little about the book: Aiden is a man that works hard and works harder. Having come from the past and losing his parents so young, taking care of his sister, he is in the professional aiden mode and doesn’t know he needs to get out of it. His sister Remi decides to pick a place for him to take a month off and make him a list of things to do WITH proof, yes to send photos to her that he in deed is doing them. But there is a twist, even though Aiden is on vacation he can’t seem to help and let the professional one peak out. Abby took a run one day after a frustrating meeting and encounter with her sister, only to run into a man who was sitting at her mother’s place, just eating breakfast in his fancy outfit, watching the beach. She is confused as to why anyone would be there since the place is closed down, after all she is there with her sister because their mother passed and they needed to figure out what to do with everything. Their encounter is sweet, funny, romantic and cute! These two strike up a convo and it all goes from there.
Aiden and Abby are truly a magical H&H I loved everything about them together, their dates, their kisses, their love making…it was all so natural and fit so well together. I won’t spoil too much but will say that sometimes things aren’t as they seem and when push comes to shove you really need to remember the good times. If you are looking for some fun in the sand, romance, swooning through the roof and passion…this is for you!!
Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
Romance: ♡♡♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥 Triggers: NA Standalone/Series: Book 1 in Series Type: All Tags on top of this page! Recommended: ☑
I came back to Mason Creek when my life was turned upside down, both literally and figuratively. Scared and alone, I packed my belongings and left New York where I’ve made a career as a writer for a national publication to stay with my parents in the town so different than the big apple they might as well be on different planets. Getting to see my friends was a big plus, but meeting someone new never crossed my mind until a ruggedly handsome man in jeans and a worn baseball cap came over to say hello. Not knowing someone in this small town is like not knowing how to breathe. The slightly older man caught my eye, just as much as I caught his. A witty and roguish personality kept me on my toes, even if falling for someone new is the last thing I need. Neither of us wants a relationship, yet we keep finding each other in this small town. Rumors fly, hearts connect, and there’s more at stake than either of us are willing to share. This man has secrets everyone wants to know, but when more than he’s willing to share is revealed I hope I’m strong enough to help him. I may have come back to town to save myself, but saving him might be the real reason I’m here.
RELEASE DATE: April 22, 2021
Not my first read by the author, have read plenty and was super excited for this one knowing that it will be a age-gap…and I was NOT DISAPPOINTED at all. It actually fell in love from page one.
I will try and not spoil anything even though I really want to tell you in detail page by page. I have to say that the way and actions of the hero and heroine MADE ME FALL IN LOVE with them instantly. The hero’s name is Tucker a single-dad and a small town mystery but legend. Yes, not only is he is hardworking early 40s man but also a singing star (country and more) he has a awesome 17 year old and is loving his life. In comes well not new but comes back the heroine Justine. She had a very traumatic experience in NY that left her broken and broke so to say, when she decides to comes back to her hometown to figure out what she will do next, she ends up at the same only bar the town has and meets Tucker who usually is not there just to hang. Sparks fly instantly, even if he did look older (heroine is 29) but you can’t deny the heart what it wants. Then comes the slow, sensual, seductive, sweet, cute, dorky and amazing connection and play. They fit so well together and the dates he takes her on SWOOOOOOON! I mean the whole book is swoon alert but this one has a little bit of a twist.
The twist I will not get into because if you see it coming it will be hard to continue reading knowing and if you don’t, it will hit you hard. It really does get into a touchy issue and if it’s close to your heart, have tissue and if it’s something new you’re learning about HAVE TISSUES handy because it does get emotional. To me personally coming from understanding the issue better, I understood his actions and feelings, may come off weak or different to someone but in the end you will realize why and what. That is all I am going to say, no spoilers and definitely worth diving into. This is book 2 out of 12 and I can’t wait for more!
If you are looking for a swoony older hero who has his heart on the sleeve, gentleman, sexy, sinful and a heroine who is just swoon fascinated in a sweet way with the hero, broken but held together by his actions, strong and if you like music…I could go on and on, this book is for you. I would recommend reading from book 1 of course but to me I would have been able to read this alone by itself.
Rating: 5 out of 5.
A MUST READ! Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 Triggers: NA Standalone/Series: Book 2 in Series Type: All Tags at bottom of this page! Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑
Stella Parkerson has been in love with Jack since she was sixteen. He’s older, broken, her brother’s best friend, and unwilling to betray his promise to never touch her again. Their past is riddled with secrets. Their heartache is too much to bear, but what happens when they can no longer keep apart and give in to their love? New York Times Bestselling author Corinne Michaels returns to the Willow Creek Valley Series in this stunning small town, brother’s best friend romance. Fifteen years ago, I fell for Jack O’Donnell. I was just a girl, but I knew my brother’s best friend was the only man I’d ever love. On my eighteenth birthday, when I asked him to kiss me, I never imagined it would change my life so completely. I gave Jack everything that night. In order to move on, we had to go our separate ways and pretend like nothing happened… as though it wasn’t the greatest moment of my life. But even that wasn’t as heartbreaking as the secret we were forced to keep. I’ve tried not to think about how much I still love him. How I long to be back in his strong arms or the way his hazel eyes make my heart race. Until he kisses me again. And this time there’s no turning back. This time I know what it means. We belong together and there’s no use denying it any longer. But our feelings aren’t the only thing that won’t stay buried, our past resurfaces and threatens to destroy our second chance at happiness. When our love is tested once again, will we be strong enough to stand together?
RELEASE DATE: April 27, 2021
Not my first read by Corinne and not my last, and yes I have read almost all of her books including the first book in this series, THAT KILLED ME and this one woke me up and then killed me again. That’s where I would like to start, Corinne WHY why do this to a woman who is a hopeless romantic with a weak heart?! You explain yourself right now! When I say this is a tear jerker HAVE TISSUE handy for sure. The sad part about all this is that it’s so beautifully broken you can’t help but be happy with tears! Corinne you SHOOK MY WORLD with this book and now I have a major #bookhangover!
A little about the book: I will not be giving out any spoiler not even a little because let me tell you when I say this needs to be experienced THIS NEEDS to be experienced. If you’ve read book 1 you know that this is the hero’s little sister and his best friend. Yes, this heroine was young and crazy in love with the hero (no matter how much the hero was her brothers older best friend) one night changed it all. Fast forward over a decade and Stella is still living a lie, day by day just to get by. Is she dead inside, absolutely, but she will not ruin anything for her family. They are have had a rough years with their father who is a horrible person, controlling them like little puppets. When Stella and her brothers form a plan, it’s going to be sweet! The hero Jack is *tearing up* he is not only broken but so just deep down in pain. His soul, I would never wish the pain he endured and endures with Stella to anyone. When one wedding day just SNAPS and part of the truth comes out…nothing is as it seems. Years of pent up emotions, feelings and pain all come to the surface. The only question is if Stella and Jack can face it together!
This story was heart-rending, I mean I cried my eyes out the entire time. I felt every pain, every sad smile, every sad laugh, the emotions I can’t even explain! I can’t wait to read more and get a little more glimpses of them two! Will forever be my favorite CORINNE book to day! If you want your heart to be ripped out and slowly put together one tragedy at a time, if you want to feel the love between two people who are meant to be in every sense, if you want a beautiful relationship not just between H&H but the siblings and side characters, if you want to FEEL THE MOVE this is a book for you!!
Rating: 5 out of 5.
TOP 2021 MUST READ! Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥 Triggers: NA Standalone/Series: Book 2 in Series Type: All Tags at bottom of this page! Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑
Wanted: American nanny for an adorable four-year old. Must be able to handle a moody, brooding, sexy British boss. I’m a single father, a lawyer and some say the most serious man in London. I’m completely focused on raising my four-year-old daughter. Since my wife walked out three years ago, the only woman who has ever caught my eye is the strictly off-limits sister-in-law of my best friend, Autumn Lumen. But temptation is easy to resist because Autumn is only visiting London from Oregon. Until she moves to London. The nanny quits. And she’s the only woman for the job.
RELEASE DATE: April 13, 2021
Not my first read by the author but I haven’t read a lot of her books, this one basically stole my heart. I loved everything about it. So happy I gave this a try and ended up falling in love with the characters and story line!
This is as simple as the blurb is, a billionaire romance with a twist. I will go ahead and tell you right now that you will need tissues because this was so heartbreakingly beautiful, gah even though at the time I was screaming NO at the heroine, I so understand why she did what she did in the end. To love somebody that mush to sacrifice it all (send me that man my way please) These two are super sweet because the hero is a grumpy British billionaire with a daughter he loves more than anything. The heroine is his best friend’s little sister that yes has had a crush on him, or even more if you will. Their relationship just is so easy and fun and sweet and romantic and agitating…but it’s one you will fall in love with. There is a twist towards the end and no you won’t see it coming, that’s all I am saying about that. Wish there was more as always when I fall in love with a book but highly recommend this one!
Rating: 5 out of 5.
Romance: ♡♡♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥 Triggers: NA Standalone/Series: Standalone Interconnected Type: All Tags at bottom of this page! Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑
Mason Creek, Montana is my home. It always has been and truth is, there is no place like it. I can hide away in a big city, pretend as if I’m not drowning. I can ignore the sadness inside my heart that is begging for a change. But if I’m being honest, my sense of belonging has disappeared. I thought I wanted the big city life, the fast track and all the glamorous things. Turns out, there’s nowhere I’d rather be than home. Coming back to help run my mom’s business gave me the perfect escape. But there is one problem. An unresolved past has a way of haunting anyone. Things can sure get complicated when the man that broke your heart all those years ago is now your new landlord. It may get a little messy, I may regret my decision to stay… But then again, this might just be the Perfect Risk.
RELEASE DATE: April 8, 2021
This is a NEW to me author, and I really wanted to five into this world and I am so glad I gave this a shot. The author did a fantastic job of it being the first and it has me wanting more!
I pretty much loved everything about this, from both the H & H! This is a 2nd chance, the two have a past that involves a prom and a terrible senior year for the Heroine. She hightails it out of the small town as soon as she could, to go out and be happy in the BIG CITY. When she realized how much she really never wanted that bug city, it’s in a unfortunate time that she also was already heading back to her hometown because her mother broke her hip. When she comes back she didn’t even think that she would run into Wyatt, the bot who not only broke her heart but humiliated her. The bot she remembers is now a man, a totally different man. Having been gone through his own horrible years after making a huge mistake, Wyatt is instantly smitten with Sadie. Sadie sticks it to him good I will say, that was the fun part and after that EVERYTHING WAS SO SWOONY!!!!!! I can’t wait to read more, now I wish I had read this a little slower because it’s something I will be coming back to re-read in the future!
Rating: 5 out of 5.
Romance: ♡♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥 Triggers: NA Standalone/Series: Book 1 of 12 in Mason Creek Series Type: All Tags on top of this page! Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑