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 ➠ Surrender to Me by Kelly Elliott


(Boggy Creek Valley #4)


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Arabella Adams was the one woman I would have laid my life down for, no matter the circumstance, because that’s what you would do for your soulmate. But when she broke up with me our senior year of college—for no reason or explanation at all—my world as I knew it fell completely apart. My heart was instantly ripped from my chest…and it was a pain I felt in my very soul, and one I never truly recovered from.
Now, here I am, ten years later, and I’ve finally learned the real reason Bella pushed me away. So, I must prove to her that anything that happened in her past—our past—doesn’t change the way I feel about her. After all, soulmates never stop loving each other, and even a decade later, I will make her see that I will protect her until the day I die.
Because you see, we promised one another we wouldn’t keep secrets, wouldn’t hide parts of ourselves that the other wouldn’t understand. Except, well, I lied. Because the moment I find the person who took Bella from me all those years ago, I’m going to make him pay for every lost moment of the past ten years, and nothing—not even the fact I’m a cop—will stop me from inflicting the same level of pain on him that Arabella and me endured all this time.

RELEASE DATE: January 25, 2021



Not my first read by the author, she is a favorite and I also have read all the books in this series! Be ready for a EMOTIONAL ROAD with this one in the best ways possible! *sigh*

Kelly really sometimes gives us that heart-ache we crave for and love. This book has it all, the romance, the heart, all the emotions, sweetness, sizzling chemistry, memories and a pain that no one should ever endure. Really truly heartbreaking and just thinking back on it, even after weeks of reading it and now writing the review, my heart breaks. When the heroine breaks up with the Hero during their HS ages, he has no idea the pain, the embarrassment and the torture she endured. But just wait until the hero finds out the truth, his heart beats for both of them.

A love like this doesn’t come around often, but when it’s broken by a unforeseen horrible event, you just really never know how strong you have to be for the other until you’re at that moment. Watching these two come together was beautiful you still get the amazing side characters and previous series books, but this book really focuses on the issue and the H&H. I didn’t think I’d needed it as much until the end. A beautiful HEA for a tragic story is just what your heart will need, so I highly recommend this book as well as the others in this series. I don’t want to give out too much because you truly have to get all the effect of this story, even if it’s painful.


Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: (Boggy Creek Valley #4)
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑

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 ➠ Sexy as Sin by W. Winters


(Underworld Kings)


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I took the fall for a crime I didn’t commit, and it cost me everything. Including the only woman I ever loved.
I’m not the man she fell in love with. Four years behind bars made me harder, colder… with a temper I can’t control.
But one look at Kat and nothing else matters. I’m broken without her and a shell of a person I used to be.
She is my one and only. My addiction and my sanity. I could never imagine how time would change everything and how far we’d drift apart…. but she can’t deny this heat between us and she can’t hide the way her body reacts to mine.
Kat was mine once and nothing can ever change that.
I only hope the secrets of the past four years don’t tear us apart the moment I make her mine again.

RELEASE DATE: December 21, 2021



Not new to me author, but new enough where I think she might ne new a lot because all the books I’ve read by the author it’s always somehow new to me. That said this one took me by surprise.

Cillian and Kat have history. The characters had amazing chemistry from the get go. The story line kept me engaged, it wasn’t anything that pulled me in but I enjoyed it. This standalone dark-romance with a MC twist, I think I truly just wanted more in the end. It was steamy, interesting, sexy, sweet and dark…in the end I just went how can I email the author to ask for more or a full one as a continuance. Great short read.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: (Underworld Kings)
Recommended: ☑

R E V I E W ➠ Hold Me Forever by Layla Hagen




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As the hockey league’s star goalie, I live by three simple principles:
1. Keep a pristine image.
2. Work hard on the ice.
3. Don’t piss off the bosses…too much.

I was killing it until a mishap tarnished my image. Now, management has me cleaning up my reputation and coaching a bunch of kids. And damn, those little punks are growing on me, and so is the program coordinator, Kendra.
I’m hellbent on proving myself, but my attraction to Kendra takes me by complete surprise. Her defenses are up, but I like a good challenge.
Management’s directives are clear: “Kendra is off-limits.”
But there’s a reason I’m the best. I won’t let anyone stand in the way of what I want.

RELEASE DATE: Jan 18, 2022



Not new to me author but one where I have given it many tries and I just could not get into the writing style. I really love sports romances and wanted to give this a try as well. I am still the same on not being able to connect with the writing style but that’s just my personal preference. I did enjoy the cute story and their connection.

The hero is a hockey player nursing an injury. A passionate one at that, he loves to help and one of his things is volunteering with children. That is where he meets the heroine, she is a volunteer coordinator and they pretty much hit it off from the beginning. Their chemistry was there and at times it was fun and at times it was very hot and heavy. Both of them complimented each other and I also enjoyed the side characters and family dynamic.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: Personal
Standalone/Series: Standalone (Interconnected)

R E V I E W ➠ Shelter by Kristen Proby




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

RELEASE DATE: December 14, 2021



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

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

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

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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

R E V I E W ➠ 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 ➠ Little Mate by Elena M. Reyes




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There’s no one above a KING…And yet, I’m restless.
I’m an uncontrollable beast that throbs in time with the heartbeat lulling me closer while a sweet, feminine scent overtakes my senses. I’ve never felt this before—a hunger so frenzied that I’m lost to its call.
This siren’s song is solely meant for me, and I give in without pause or question.
Because I know and accept.
A single drop of blood running through her veins is worth more than every soul walking this earth.
She is now what tethers me to this world.
And the second I see her face, I’m done for.
Nothing fucking matters.
I AM DARKNESS.I AM SIN.
I AM YOURS.
I’ll live and breathe for my Queen. My pretty girl.

RELEASE DATE: December 6, 2021



Not my first read by the author and not the last, I have read all of her books and I probably will read anything the puts out. I love her Hero all about his Heroine vibe in any genre! This prequel is EVERYTHING! I have read Little Lies and this was the perfect before and backstory to the amazing freaking love these two characters share. I loved everything about it, from the historical aspect to the fights, the sorcery and then the chemistry between mates! Vampire meets his little match!

I am really happy to see the pre, because reading little lies I always wondered so this was perfect. You get the back story, the action, the killing, the feeding, the heat, romance and steamy scenes. The chemistry in this was even more explosive than Little Lies and that one was heated. All makes sense now.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

A MUST READ!
Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Prequel to Little Lies
Type: All Tags at bottom of this page!
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑