R E V I E W ➠ Teach me the Ropes by Vanessa Vale

(Bachelor Auction #1)

Meet the Manning brothers in this steamy small town cowboy series from USA Today Bestselling author Vanessa Vale!
A bachelor auction. I was in a f-ing bachelor auction.
I wasn’t a cow. A bull, definitely. When the ladies started to bid, it was looking rough.
Until she placed the winning bid.
The one I wanted. The woman who’d kneed me in the balls the other day.
Yeah, I was hot for a woman who wanted nothing to do with me. I was a guy obsessed.
She might be the teacher, but she was going to learn she was all mine and I wasn’t letting her go.

If being a cowboy isn’t enough, Sawyer’s the town’s fire chief. This book might burn up your ereader, but don’t worry, he’ll be there to put out the flames!

RELEASE DATE: April 13, 2021

NEW to me author. I originally read the blurb and really wanted to give it a try, and I liked the cover of course.

So this is a NEW to me author and I had some good hopes for this, unfortunately after reading since 2010 I’ve learned to trust my reading instincts when it comes to author writing and tones. It just wasn’t for me. The story line was fine, the characters took me a very long time to warm up to, the connection between the hero and heroine was a 50/50 to me, I will say that it is a rather short read but packed! I do appreciate having the chance to give this new book a chance and wish the author the best.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Book 1 in Series
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R E V I E W ➠ Ruthless Monarch by Ava Harrison

Matteo Amante.
Dangerous. Deadly. And most of all, devastating.
He’s the king of the city.
Running the mafia and ruling the East Coast.
He’s at war with his cousin, and I am the casualty.
There is nothing Matteo won’t do to win.
He’ll burn everything down to the ground, my hopes and dreams included.
He’s no hero.
He’s the handsome devil who will probably kill me in the end.
Falling in love with the enemy can destroy me, especially when he is my husband . . .

RELEASE DATE: April 4, 2021

NEW-ish author to me. I have read one other book by this author and wasn’t too much of a fan as in just wasn’t my style but I also don’t judge author’s by one book. So, I really liked the cover in this, I enjoy dark romance and mafia romance especially so I wanted to give the author another shot. Unfortunately this was not for me, it’s more the author’s style and some to do with the tone of the story.

To me mafia romance need to be really researched and done right. That’s just my personal preferences, otherwise it becomes a little either ridiculous or too much for me. This was not up my alley when it comes to the style of mafia romance, it’s not particularly a bad thing, I am sure a lot of people do enjoy this style….I don’t even know how to explain it, basically it, to me sounds like the story is just told, there wasn’t any particular thing keeping me there, like someone was just telling me a story. Another problem I had with this and with mafia romances (which most are and I get it I do) but I like the more dedicated mafia hero’s or rather antihero in these, if you’re not sleeping with the heroine I don’t want to see you sleep with other useless woman characters, it’s a huge turn off. That’s all I am going to say on that because I could go on for days on how much that a turn off is. So I do appreciate getting another chance to try the author and wish the author the best.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥
Triggers: Personal
Standalone/Series: Standalone
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R E V I E W ➠ Horn of Plenty by Krista Sandor

(Farm to Mabel Duet #2)

Cal Horner screwed up—big time. But he had no choice.
In the final installment of the Farm to Mabel Duet, everything is on the line.
Cal’s spent the last four years trying to get Mabel Muldowney out of his head. She left for the city like a thief in the night, then returned to Elverna like a wrecking ball.
Despite Mabel’s ridiculously expensive shoes and disturbingly enormous designer hats, he can’t keep his hands off her.
There’s no denying the attraction that sizzles between them.
He shouldn’t let his guard down. He shouldn’t lose himself in her sky-blue eyes.
But he did.
Would she trade hay bales for haute couture in the blink of an eye?
Maybe not.
The farm girl inside Mabel Muldowney is still in there. He’s seen the love of the land flash in her eyes.
If there’s a way to change her heart, he’ll find it. He has to redeem himself.
The last place Mabel thinks she wants to be is at the farm table. The question is, can he convince her that it’s exactly where she belongs?

RELEASE DATE: April 1, 2021

Not my first read by the author, and this is me diving into Book 2 of this duo!

Now in Book 1 I was not NOT a fan of the heroine, I just could not connect with her, I couldn’t connect the hero and her together. Luckily she does redeem herself towards the end in here…I still had a feeling about her that’s the best way to describe it, in the beginning but comes out in victory. In here we get to see more of a H&H connection which is what drove me. We get to experience the reason behind her being so adamant on her life choices, and well Cal our hero, you just fall more and more in love with him. I just wish I had more to go off of in the GOOD sense about the heroine because I was pretty bitter for a long time in the second book…took me a little to get more warmed up to her. All in all I’m glad the heroine came through and the HEA was beautiful, sweet, adventurous and fun.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡
Steamy: 🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Book 2 of Duo
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R E V I E W ➠ Unmasked Dreams by LJ Evans

A daring and decadent romantic suspense that whirls the reader around the globe and back.
“I wasn’t supposed to touch her this way. To have her this way. She wasn’t ever supposed to be mine.”

Violet Banner was under-aged and off-limits when she and Dawson Langley first met. It didn’t stop him from leaving a brand on her heart that followed her to college. Five years later, she’s come home to find him living under the same roof, and it feels like nothing has changed. Except for the science lab she’s built in the garage and the secrets he’s keeping.
After years of fighting off the tantalizing connection between them, Dawson isn’t sure he’ll be able to restrain himself once grown-up Violet lands back in his world. Even the nearly deadly mistakes of their past and the three separate lives he’s leading might not be enough to prevent him from touching her.
When the clandestine activity surrounding his international boat race tangles Violet in its grasp, she can’t help wondering if Dawson is the villain of the story.
Only one thing is certain: there’s nothing he won’t do to keep her safe…even if it means making her his.
Inspired by Daughtry’s “What About Now,” comes a determined scientist and a broody bad-boy-turned-hero who just might leave their mark on you in this adventurous, standalone, slow burn from award-winning author, LJ Evans.
Don’t miss Violet and Dawson as the younger siblings in the interconnected standalone, AVENGED BY LOVE.
♬ “Where music & stories collide.” ♬

RELEASE DATE: April 5, 2021

Not my first read by the author and I have read a couple of books by her. This one the cover alone is just so beautiful!

I will say that this was a WILD ADVENTURE I was very pleased with the characters, trope and events! Violet the heroine is the sweetest, best outlook on life is nothing like the rest. She is beautiful to no bounds but doesn’t even know it. Lets also talk about how much I PERSONALLY love a SMART Heroine! Dawson the hero was different, I’ll start with that. Different in a emotional you’ll hurt for him way. I wasn’t too sure about him for the longest time but then he came through. This author is excellent at bringing you into the book, the houses, the streets, locations, side characters…THE EVENTS. That’s what I loved the most.

Thank you to the author for my ARC again I appreciate it and am looking forward to more from you.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Standalone
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R E V I E W ➠ Until Selma by Harley Stone

Fresh out of the Army, Tavonte Jones is home on a mission to rescue his teen sister from a narcissistic creep. Running into his high school crush was the last thing on his mind, but now that he’s seen her, he’s determined to make Selma his.
Resigned to live vicariously through romance novels, Selma Black has all but given up on finding her own happily ever after when an old classmate returns, looking like a fantasy come to life and offering everything she’s ever wanted.
As circumstances get complicated and dangerous, Tavonte must keep his family safe and convince the girl he’s always wanted that their real-life romance will have the perfect storybook ending.
A Dead Presidents MC crossover.

Until Selma is part of Aurora Rose Reynolds’ Happily Ever Alpha World. If you loved Until December, then you will want to read Until Selma.

RELEASE DATE: April 30, 2021

Sejla cracked a smile at me.
“What?” I asked, suddenly feeling defensive.
“You finally found a real-life book boyfriend, and you don’t know what to do with him.”
“Exactly,” I replied.
She pointed at my phone. “Well, you can start by texting him and seeing is he likes shrimp.”
Grumbling about know-it-all sisters and theri damn unflappable logic, I turned my back on her and wandered into the kitchen. After verifying I had the necessatu ingreadients, I steeled my nerves and took a big step forward, messaging Tavonte.
ME: How do you feel about shrimp?

NEW to me author and books. As I have read almost every single book in this world, I was excited for this one as well because the heroine is the sister of one of my favorites. And this one fit perfectly into the world and I enjoyed the author’s writing style and words.

The heroine Selma is the sister of UNTIL DECEMBER Hero. She is a twin and the softer twin at that, I’ll be looking forward to Until Sejla’s story as well. This is a insta-love, the hero Tavonte is a sexy piece of hot chocolate with lot’s of marshmallows added. I seriously LOVED him, he was all man, alpha, smart, demanding, sexy…everything about it was just appealing. Sejla is the quiet one, reserved, works a lot, loves to read…just a a beautiful kind soul. Them together was simply beautiful. Tavonte is ex-military and home for good, he is not only dealing with having to find a place to settle but also his Mom who is AMAZING that wants to see him happy and married, oh and grandchildren hehe then there is his little sister who is a big trouble maker. She’s 16 so you know there will be lot’s of angst and fun. Again, this fit really well into the world and the timeline and of course the events. Absolutely loved the characters, and am looking forward to reading more form the author.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Happily Ever Alpha World
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R E V I E W ➠ Hard to Lose by K. Bromberg

I know finding and signing a military vet to the agency is a long shot–but it’ll be good press just letting him try out. That’s what I tell my family, rather than admit I can’t get the letter he wrote us five years ago out of my head.
But what I tell the bartender in his hometown is a lie. I know veterans protect each other. So I pretend to be a graduate student.
Sparks. Flame. Fire. I accidentally got in too deep.
I didn’t expect to develop feelings for Gunner Camden.
And there’s no way I can admit to my lies now, not without destroying what we share. So I’ll keep faking it.
There are two versions of me: before, and after deployment.
Back then I was a screwup kid. I’d lie, cheat, and steal my way out of everything. My only love was baseball.
After I started fighting, I found out there had been another path for me. One that involved my dream. But by then I had seen too much.
The old me was dead, so I put my dreams to rest, too.
Then Chase Kinkade walks into my bar and reminds me that life is meant to live. No regrets.
Fresh. Happy. Hopeful. I can start to see a new dream, with her.
But sometimes things are too good to be true… and dishonesty is the one thing I can’t forgive.

RELEASE DATE: March 30, 2021

Not my first read by the author, and I have read the previous series books as well.

In this one we get to meet the youngest Kincade sister, Chase Kincade. She is something of a different breed because she is so young but so goal and career driven that anything else for her is just in the way. Her older sister’s may have found love but to her, career comes first. She wants to be someone, prove to herself and everyone that she can do anything her big sisters can and more. Even though her sisters give her a hard time about being too much of a workaholic, it get’s to Chase and the fact that all are so competitive, she can’t loosen anything now.

But what happens when Chase finds a letter that was addressed to their company, but 5 years too late? Well of course she has to go and figure it out, make it happen, win win win. By win I mean she just is competitive in nature and getting down to this would not only help her sister see she is the best but also free publicity for the company. Well, then she meets Gunner and boy did my heart melt. These two will remind you what true young love can be. Gunner is the sweetest, swoon worthy and kindest hero. Their relationship and connection is just so pure.

Very emotional ride on this one, I’d have tissue handy. I really was nervous about a young heroine and so when I knew this sister was coming, I was nervous since I am not a fan of young heroines and have had terrible experiences with them. Luckily this author came through and it was just hard not to love both the hero and heroine.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Book 4 in Series
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R E V I E W ➠ Touch by Touch by Kaylee Ryan

(Riggins Brothers #4)

I’ve watched my sister struggle to find the happily ever after that she deserves. I know love doesn’t happen overnight, but a man like Conrad Riggins almost makes me believe in forever.
The hottie Riggins brother has always been a shameless flirt, but the way his gaze slowly travels over my towel-clad body heats things up a few degrees.
I tell myself that we’re just caught up in the moment. After the wedding, everything will go back to normal. He will be the carefree bachelor, and I’ll be the woman who kept him warm for the most incredible night of my life.
Thanks to my brother’s impending nuptials, I’m sent to our family cabin to keep the bride’s sister company while she does whatever is it that bridesmaids do.
Aspen Steele is a force to be reckoned with and even more beautiful than I realized. It takes being trapped in a snowstorm with her for me to realize she’s my magic.
And when our scheduled time comes to an end, I’m not ready to let go. She thinks we’re just passing the time, but that’s not how our story ends. Touch by Touch, I’ll prove her wrong.

RELEASE DATE: April 13, 2021

Not my first read by the author and she is a ONE-CLICK insta read author for me. I’ve also read the other books in this series.

Aspen is the sister of the previous book heroine and Conrad is one of the younger brothers that each got a book. This was more of a, they’ve been around one another for a long time now but never really really looked at each other. Until one day when their proximity was down to having to spend a few days in their cabin (to prepare everything for Grant and Auroras wedding) then things get heated in the best way. Their tension was HIGH sexually and mentally. They really SAW each other and all it took was a TOUCH for Conrad to see Aspen differently. Aspen really puts up a good fight and what I mean is the ANGST and her stubbornness is at an all time high in this. After all she watched Conrad for over a year talking about how he will always be a bachelor and making fun of his brothers that got hitched. What’s a girl to do than think it’s just a mini fling. Well, Conrad is not only handsome and smart but DOESN’T GIVE UP. He really shows Aspen a different side of him HE didn’t even know he had. But will they be able to come to terms before a accident occurs?

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Book 4 in Series
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R E V I E W ➠ Dare to Tease by Carly Phillips

(Dare Nation #4.5)

She handles cocky jocks for a living, but her love life isn’t as successful.
Brianne Prescott, publicist for Dare Nation Sports Agency, grew up the only girl with four brothers, three of whom are sports royalty. She’s a pro not just at work but at being used by men who want access to her famous family. She’s learned the hard way that everyone wants something from her, always.
He’s her brother’s best friend and the first man who sees her for who she really is.
When Dr. Hudson Northfield rescues Bri from a homeless man outside the clinic where he works, he really notices her for the first time. Soon she’s accompanying him to New York for a family wedding, and despite her siblings’ overprotective protests, they’re falling in love.
But Hudson has a secret he can’t reveal. If he wants access to a trust fund in his name, his father demands something in return. Hudson has to marry and provide an heir or his dream of opening a state-of-the-art health center will be destroyed. Suddenly the man who didn’t need anything from her appears to be the biggest user of them all. Unless Hudson can convince her he can live without money but he can’t live without her.

RELEASE DATE: March 23, 2021

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

Sweet and Charming! I was really hopping to get a full of these two because I was so curious if we would get anything and I am glad we did. Short obviously since it’s a novella, but packed with a punch. Brianne Prescott ‘THE SISTER’ in all the boys, is hardworking, honest, loyal, sweet and beyond beautiful. Dr. Hudson is handsome, down to earth, swoony and genuine. I loved these two together, from the way Hudson swooped in to save Brianne down to their first kiss and the need for her, you feel every single emotion. Everything about this novella was beautiful.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Novella
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R E V I E W ➠ The Rebel by Kendall Ryan

(Looking to Score #1)

I never thought I’d see her again.
We shared one hot night together back in college before our paths took us in different directions.
But now, the most brilliant and beautiful woman I’ve ever met is back in my life. And the chemistry I remember? It’s more combustible than ever.
Except…our fling is forbidden and must exist only in secret. Her rules, not mine.
I can’t be her forever. I’m not that guy, and even she knows it.
But I can’t stay away from her either. I’m determined to claim not just her body but her heart, even if that’s the one thing she’s vowed not to give me.

RELEASE DATE: March 30, 2021

Not my first read by the author and I have read enough to know her writing style. So this one too me by surprise because her heroines tend to me what I like, this one NO GO on the heroine I am sorry I tried everything, I stopped reading then came back the next day and tried again, I equally disliked her. And yes it may have gotten a little better towards the end as always but something about this heroine pulled me the wrong way. Enough to where I don’t think I will be reading the other books in this series. Like I said I was really surprised that I did not like a Kendall Ryan heroine. I guess snot every book is for everyone!

This is a common book I would say. Not in a bad way necessarily just I have read this plot style and trope so much that it blended in with the rest. It was rather predictable with some twist and turns I didn’t see coming. The heroine is the new owner of her late-grandfathers hockey team, one where her ex is also part of. So that’s where my dislike came in a lot, to the heroine she had a happy and great relationship with her ex, there wasn’t much and she could say about him. Aside of course from what he did to end it all. That just rubbed me the wrong way. The hero actually is not part of a sport at all, but the new security service that the heroine now needs being the new owner and a lot of people not agreeing. To me the hero was running after the heroine like a little puppy, nothing she did was wrong in his eyes and well me not liking her turned me off fully. I don’t mind a hero pinning for the heroine but when it’s this style it’s not MY style. That’s all I am going to say, because I really don’t want anyone to get discouraged, maybe this style is something that you enjoy. Either way, towards the ending I really enjoyed it.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Book 1 in Series
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R E V I E W ➠ Until Rex by Shaw Hart

They say love is like trench warfare.
Emilia has been fighting her whole life. She’s struggled to make sure that she and her brother have food to eat and a roof over their head. She’s been thrown from one conflict to another and she’s just about given up.
Then she meets Rex.
One meeting with Rex and Emilia is wanting something that she knows she can’t have. Not right now when she’s struggling to claw her way out of the fray.
Rex has seen the Mayson brothers fall in love with just a look but he never thought that it would happen to him. He can tell that Emilia is guarded and that it will take some work to break down her walls, but he’s willing to storm the castle to claim his Queen.
When a letter comes and rocks Emilia’s world, Rex is there to help her come up with a plan of attack to save her family, but will it be enough? Will the BOOM between Rex and Emilia be strong enough to survive the battle that’s coming?

RELEASE DATE: April 16, 2021

NEW to me author and books. Here we are again, I legit have been signing up for every single HEA Aurora World book and I am glad I signed up for this one because it was everything I expected and more!

It was that Insta Love you get from the Alpha world I was looking for so instantly I started to enjoy each page. Emilia is a strong woman who is out there taking care of her brother when their mother was never around and then up and left them. When she needs a 2nd job to upkeep with bills, that’s where she meets Rex at the strip club (he is the bartender) but Rex also worked for the Maysons painting houses but deep down he is a artist (painter). It only took one look for Rex to make her his, even if they haven’t even spoken yet. Emilie is a little more reserved and stand off-ish for good reasons. But she never stood a chance against REX.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Part of the Happily Ever Alpha World
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R E V I E W ➠ Fearless by Kaylene Winter

(Less Than Zero #3)

Family is everything, I protect mine with my life..
Connor McGloughlin had it all, a great family, a college scholarship and music.
Tragedy forced him to grow up too fast.
When his life finally is on track, Ronni Miller appears like a dream.
Kindred spirits in the most unlikely of circumstances.
There’s only one thing in the way—
Her dark past he’s determined to protect her from.
When your innocence is stolen, trust is a precious gift..
Actress Ronni Miller tasted fame at a young age.
But her path to stardom was riddled with tragedy.
She never imagined falling for Connor McGloughlin, a rogue, Irish rock star.
The thing is? Ronni’s got revenge on her mind.
Regardless of the risk or the consequences—
Or losing the one thing in her life that makes her feel alive.
Connor has only ever asked Ronni for one thing: her heart.
But when her bravery is couched in lies?
She risks losing the man who would do anything for her.
Will she realize being fearless means trusting true love?


“Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.”

NEW to me author and books. I read the blurb to this and was captured.

Unusually I am not too big on rock-star romances (only a select few I would read) but this blurb alone really got me, and I am so happy I gave this a go! I will most definitely read more by this author and well going back to read Book 1 & 2 in this series! This book has so much depth, corrupted career incites, romance sweet sweet romance, action, life changes…I mean it had a lot of variety and the author does a fantastic job expressing it all.

Connor is a man who had to give it all up, for good reasons that is but many years forward when he is able to peruse his life dream (music) he now is part of a very successful and popular band. Ronnie has been “in the business” if you will since she was a child. The actress world is not what it really seems to be form the outside. This is where you get some incite and it will get shocking. That said, these two actually since it’s a slow burn, took a while to really connect because of their career paths. But their together path was JUST SO DANG BEAUTIFUL! That’s the best way I can express it, they each have their own lives but together they have to overcome so much to get to their HEA! Highly recommend!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Book 3 in Series
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R E V I E W ➠ My True Love by Melissa Foster

(The Steeles at Silver Island #2)

Can a man who resents the hand he’s been dealt and a woman who spends her days grateful for every little thing find true love in each other’s arms—or are their differences stronger than both of them? Find out in this funny, sexy, heartfelt romance, and fall in love with Grant and Jules on the sandy shores of Silver Island, home to coffee shops, boat races, and midnight rendezvous.
Even war heroes need a little help sometimes…
After spending years fighting for his country and too damn long learning to navigate life with a prosthetic leg, Grant Silver returns to Silver Island to figure out a future he couldn’t fathom without fatigues and a gun in his hand. He’d almost forgotten how a man could suffocate from the warmth and caring community in which he’d grown up, and if that weren’t bad enough, his buddies’ beautiful and far-too-chipper younger sister won’t stop flitting into his life, trying to sprinkle happy dust everywhere she goes.
As a cancer survivor, Jules Steele knows better than to count on seeing tomorrow. She doesn’t take a single moment for granted, and she isn’t about to let a man who used to be charming and full of life waste the future he’s been blessed with. She’s determined to get through to him, even if it takes a few steamy kisses… 

RELEASE DATE: March 31, 2021

Kissing Jules was nothing like kissing as he knew it. It was raw and passionate. Exquisite perfection.


Not my first read by the author and I LOVE ME SOME MF books so I am a huge fan, she has been an author I have been reading since the early 2010’s so to say I am a fan is an understatement. I so so so wish I could give this book more than 5 stars because it truly deserves it. MY HEART! I don’t even know where to begin with this review, I want to give it out all but keep it all away because you MUST experience this, the writing, the characters, the events THE HEART!

Before I start I want to express how much I loved the side characters and their banter and especially Archer (the heroine’s brother) hahah I loved everything about him in this, little more than the other side characters. Okay let’s get into it. We have Jules the heroine who is a young woman (mid 20s) that has overcome so much already from when she was just a baby. Her outlook on life is so beautiful you’ll catch yourself smile or just shake your head because you want to share her enthusiasm for finding the good in everything. She may not have any dark secrets or past but she comes with so much heart you won’t know what to do with her. Luckily Grant out hero does. Well, not right away because this broody, rough and closed off hero who considers himself broken not just physically but mentally is a hard egg to crack. Julie is up for it because she’s been noticing Grant for a while now and she may be innocent but her thoughts are not 😉

Everything about this book down to the title and the cover that matches it all so very well, I was in love with. From page one! I started reading at 7pm stayed up until 115am and crashed and then immediately continued when I woke up because I just needed it that bad! This book is very addicting, heartbreaking, beautiful, romantic, sweet, sexy (oh so sexy) and just a perfect fit for the series! I can’t wait for more and you bet your bottom I will be getting a paperback of this!!

Super excited for Archer’s story next!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Book 2 in Series
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R E V I E W ➠ Farm to Mabel by Krista Sandor

(Farm to Mabel Duet #1)

Fashion fanatic Mabel Muldowney loathes every part of her life in a farm town. And worst of all is her brother’s best friend, the infuriatingly broody Cal Horner. The man makes her want to spit nails.
What’s an aspiring fashionista stuck in the sticks to do? Fly the coop and head to the city.
Success in the world of haute couture is within her grasp when a scandalous secret takes her down.
Now, there’s nowhere left to go but back to the one place she doesn’t want to be—the farm.
But the town is in trouble—big financial trouble—and Mabel’s got the skills to help.
The kicker—she’ll have to work with Cal if she wants to get paid.
If the town makes a profit, she will, too. It’s her one-way ticket off the farm.
But the longer she’s home, the harder it is to resist Cal’s tantalizing kisses.
Will Cal’s warm embrace persuade her to stay, or will the temptation of her big-city dreams be too hard to ignore?

RELEASE DATE: March 25, 2021

Not my first read by the author. Krista and I go way back, but it seems like yesterday when I read her first book and here we are many books in and I still get excited to read her releases. This one is a duo and I was surprised we were getting that from Krista do I was naturally excited.

A little about the book: Hero and heroine share a past as in they have know each other since they were kids. The hero is the heroine’s older brother’s best friend. A boy that had always ignored her, even as they grew up into the teens and early 20’s. Have tissue right up front because it’s starts of with a event that will have you tear up and cry, but when tragedy strikes Mabel does what she’s always dreamed of and sets off. Her idea of a life is in the big city, being involved in the influencer life, traveling the world. Bigger and better things than the small town she is in. The hero is a home-boy he wants to stay in town and change the world starting with his town, make a name for himself and grow the town. After all it wasn’t only his dream. 4 years later and the infamous Mabel is back from the big city, with her tail between her legs. Mabel ended up exactly where she ran from and what’s worse that a lot had changed in the four years from her own father, to the farm, to Cal the hero and his family and situation. When Mabel and Cal have to work together, they really do work together well but of course tension is at it’s highest. Cal had already rejected Mabel once, can she risk herself again for the same outcome?

*I want to say after reading the book, okay, so I waited to finish book 1 in hopes that it might change a little for me, the way I feel about the heroine. So here we are. This is not a negative towards the boo but a personal feeling. I want to address that in the very beginning there wasn’t much of the H&H, I didn’t get that connection I was looking for so that started the rocky feeling for the heroine for me. In the end she was just really mean, to me. Like I understand someone would want to leave a small town and be in the big city, but her dream was to make it as a influencer, do the whole like&follows to travel the world style and personally, I can not stand those type of people because usually they just come off as city snobs. And well, she definitely acted like a city snob and just I don’t know heartless and mean. Again, I did not get that connection between H&H before all this so when the author put them together, it was more awkward for me to read them together. I guess I was missing the emotional connection between the two. Really bummed because I’ve read all of Krista’s books and had that connection so this took me by surprise. Again could just be me, but I cringed reading her because she just came off a bitch to me. Again really sucks because I freaking enjoyed everything else, the idea the plot the words and scenes. There is no sexy scene in this book (aside from a 1/4 one) so very slow burn, and of course it’s a cliffy. Fingers crossed the heroine can somehow redeem herself for me in book 2. I feel bad for not loving her because I really enjoyed the story I just couldn’t connect with her at all. (Don’t kill me Krista I was shocked actually that she came out of your writing 😉

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥
Triggers: Personal
Standalone/Series: Book 1 in Duet
Type: All Tags on top of this page!
Recommended: ☑

R E V I E W ➠ Arrogant Officer by Jeannine Colette and Lauren Runow

It all started when I got an email.
Let me rephrase. A sextortion email from someone claiming they tapped into my computer and recorded me while watching an adult graphic video. If I don’t send them money, they’ll show everyone in my contact list.
As a chemistry teacher at a private school, I panicked. Not only do I love my job, I need it. Desperate and afraid, I run to the police station and ask an officer for help.
A very gorgeous, very arrogant officer, Dax Harder.
Dax is a mixture of a fearless warrior and an undisciplined child. After he proves to me that it’s a spam email and they didn’t actually hack in to my computer, he uses the incident to tease me. I leave the police station in a huff hoping to never see Dax again.
Fate has other ideas.
Everywhere I go, I run into Officer Harder. Our tension turns into more and soon we’re embarking on a fiery and bold romance. The more time I spend with him, I learn there’s a dark past that lingers behind the eyes of the closely guarded cop.
And whatever it is, it’s enough for him to push me away.


Turns out, my Prince Charming never came.
Instead, a stubborn knight disguised as a cop swept me off my feet.


Not my first read by the ladies! I also have read the other books that are interacted with this one. And I have to say that this one is MY FAVORITE! It was so much fun to read, I ended up one-sitting reading this and really really enjoyed the show!

Dax a.k.a officer hot-pants and Bree the teacher are a opposite couple. Dax is very serious, takes his job serious, taking care of other people. Bree is a little more carefree, a teacher to very privileged high schoolers, she has learned to grow some tough skin. These two meet in the most unconventional way ever, haha I won’t give it out because you have to live through it but it was fantastic and hilarious. This one actually turned out a lot more EMOTIONAL and DEEPER than I thought. Dax was fun and amazing but he always held something back and I was not expecting to happen what did towards the end. Little bit of danger mixed with a confused but come to realization Dax, called for some intense scenes.

Dax was not the typical hero, maybe more like a broken knight but a hero in all the same and Bree may have had a guardian angel looking out for her at one point or another, but this time it was her knight that came to the rescue! P.S. this KNIGHT also comes in a form of SEXY-AF sexy scenes so yeah *fanning self*

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Standalone/Interact
Type: All Tags on top of this page!
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑

R E V I E W ➠ The Butterfly Effect by Kelly Elliott

The butterfly effect — one small change, one moment in time that impacts the future.

At twenty-six years old I never dreamed I’d walk in on my husband in bed with my best friend. At twenty-seven years old I found myself divorced, and the mother of a one-year-old son. Never mind I was learning to take the reins of my family’s apple orchard business. There was no way my life could be any more complicated…or so I thought.
Can a woman who’s lost all trust in men help a man who can’t even trust himself?
Aiden O’Hara was my brother’s best friend, and I would be remiss if I said I hadn’t always found him utterly attractive—and the passing of time or circumstances didn’t change that. But when he moves back to Boggy Creek Valley after serving his time as a Navy SEAL, I cannot deny the pull I feel between us.
Aiden is haunted by his own demons—demons that seem bigger than the both of us—and my heart warns me to stay away. I’d been burned already and didn’t need that added complication in my life, or so I thought. But one moment in time changes everything between us, and neither one of us can deny the hidden feelings we share.
Our pasts want to keep us apart…our future will be up to the wings of fate.

The Butterfly Effect is book one in the Boggy Creek Valley series and is a stand-alone novel.


Not my first read by the author, and she happens to be one of my favorite authors. This something new from Kelly I was super excited for, so happy I had the chance to early read and review this!

I don’t know where to start on this, I guess first of this is a long book so you will get your hearts fill. It’s heavy on the angst and slow burn, small town, second-chance, H&H have a history. Willa and Aiden have known each other since Willa was just a kid. Aiden is the big brother’s best friend and off limits in all the ways. That didn’t stop Willa from dreaming of one day being his, married, children and all the 1.5 things a young girl dreams of. That dream gets shattered in unexpected ways. Forward almost a decade and Willa is older, understands more and is leaving behind a stupid marriage that shouldn’t have happened in the first place. But what is a woman supposed to do when the man she wants and loves doesn’t want her? Their re-union may have been a bitter sweet one but the events that happen next and through the end are well very unexpected and beautiful.

This one took me for a ride, like a rollercoaster ride!! Because H&H knew one another for when they were kids there was so much history there that I hung on to all the words in which dragged me to all the angst to a point where at 11pm i wanted to scream at my kindle. There were good and bad moods while reading this. The bad ones usually consisted because the hero needed to be smacked hard or the heroine needed to be nudged out of the awkward zone she placed herself in at times. All in all I really enjoyed this, lots of emotions running through, lot’s of maybe triggers too because it really deep down is the most emotional book I think I’ve read in a while now. You’ll enjoy this fate written in the stars on in the orchards in this case, and be warned that Ben (Heroine’s little son) and Aiden are the cutest pair in the freaking world, my heart went pitter-patter every time!! You’ve been warned of the swooning!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Book 1 in Series
Type: All Tags on top of this page!
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑