R E V I E W ➠ Twisted Christmas Multiple Authors Anthology




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What better time of year to unwrap forbidden love than Christmas?
Step-brothers, teachers, priests, and guardians…the heart wants what it wants.
These 12 love stories aren’t just taboo, they’re deliciously twisted.
Your wildest fantasies delivered in this LIMITED EDITION collection.

RELEASE DATE: November 30, 2021


All of these author’s are NEW to me reads. I will say that there was a lot of them I enjoyed and a lot that I skipped through a lot because they either are a trope that even for a TABOO-SEXY read I could not enjoy (i.e. cheating or fucking two guys (sometimes brothers) just the way it’s written not more as a erotic but a story and I hated it) they are steamy yes, you get a little bit of a story along with it to, clique of course they are short stories but I will say that first one with the priest *turn up the heat* here is what you’ll get inside:

Sweet Blasphemy – A Priest Romance (got my approval)
Always Been You – An Adopted Brother Romance (got my approval)
The Attack Zone – A Boyfriend’s Brother Romance (COULD NOT CONNECT)
Bittersweet Revenge – An Age Gap Romance (got my approval)
Dirty Secret – An Ex-Boyfriend Dad Romance (got my approval)
Hating Mr. Cooper – A Best Friend’s Dad Romance (got my approval)
Unwrap Him – An MM Guardian/Ward Romance (COULD NOT CONNECT)
Through The River — Into The Woods – A Taboo MMF Romance (got my approval)
Stray – A Step-Brother Romance (got my approval)
Illicit Hearts and Broken Virtues – A Foster-Father Romance (got my approval)
Sugar Daddy Santa Claus – A best Friend’s MFF Romance (COULD NOT CONNECT)
Baby – Forbidden Age-Gap Romance (got my approval)

These are definitely twisted and taboo. Some of them turned me off but that’s because I personally just did not enjoy them or couldn’t connect with the writing style. It was a lot of fun to read I will say that, gets you all tingling everywhere 😉

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: Some Stories DISLIKES
Standalone/Series: Anthology
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R E V I E W ➠ Ignite by Melanie Harlow


(Cloverleigh Farms #6)


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My new neighbor is a firefighter—and a scorching hot single dad—but I swear I didn’t set off that smoke alarm on purpose.
(And I was beyond mortified when he rushed in and saw me naked.)
Nothing happened, of course—because I, Winnie MacAllister, romance junkie and owner of a constantly broken heart, have sworn off men for one solid year.
Even protective men with chiseled jaws, bulging biceps, and deep brown eyes that make my breath come faster. Even former SEALs with broad chests and strong hands that make my skin sizzle. Even gorgeous, grumpy guys who have their hands full raising two adorable little girls and claim they don’t believe in love.
Until Dex kisses me one night, and I drop all my defenses.
(Also my underwear.)
He says he’s not gentle, and he’s right. He says I should take the dream job I’m offered in another state, and he’s right. He says he’s too old for me and could never be the man I deserve.
He’s wrong.
Dex and I might be twelve years apart, but the fire between us is the kind that will never burn out.
How can I convince him to give happily-ever-after with me a chance?

RELEASE DATE: November 22, 2021


Damn, he was handsome. My heart was still fluttering.
“It’s fine,” I told myself.
“It’s find that my new next door neighbor is a hot firefighter and single dad with muscles for days and dark, broody eyes. It’s fine, because I am the boss of my feelings.



Not a new to me author, I also have read all the books in this series. Two things first off: my idiot self did not realize this will be Book #1’s daughter (the hero’s) and when I figured it back out again I about screamed of excitement. And the second thing to get out of the way is that even though I absolutely loved this book I really really really think that the hero did not GROVEL enough. I said what I said!

Lets start with the heroine Winnie like the Poo 😉 she is a sweetheart! Her personality is addictive and her smile and laugh will make you want to too. She is someone who is in love with love. Hopeless romantic through and through, until enough is enough and she makes a bet with her sister for a good reason. She is rehabilitating herself from love. Then Dex the single-dad firefighter ex-marine moves in next door and not only is he hot in a tight shirt but his two daughters are what dream kids are made of. The way he is with them will have you melt your heart even in his grumpy grumpy self! This is YES a age-gap duhh I wouldn’t expect anything else but the second gen to have at least a repeat. In this case if you are starting with this book in the series DON’T! Stop and go back to book #1 because every single one of these books is CAPTIVATING! That said back to the story, so Dex moves in next door and what does a firefighter do when an alarm goes off? Come to the rescue…in this case right time wrong place because Winnie is just getting out of the steamy hot shower and ends up well the neighbors end up seeing a little more than any of them wanted, and one of them didn’t mind of course. This story has so much fun, laughter, heart, romance and action. It’s almost a history repeats itself that means you get a glimpse of Frannie and Mack. I will say that this could have been a 5 plus read for me but I just couldn’t let go that the hero really didn’t grovel enough, in my head that is but over-all the story was sweet and fun!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Book 6 in Series
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R E V I E W ➠ Chasing Serenity by Kristen Ashley




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

RELEASE DATE: September 7, 2021


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

Heroine: Chloe Pierce – Hero: Judge Oakley

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

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

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

Rating: 3 out of 5.

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




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

RELEASE DATE: November 30, 2021


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


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

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

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

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




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

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


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


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

RELEASE DATE: NOVEMBER 16, 2021


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

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

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

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡
Steamy: 🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Standalone
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R E V I E W ➠ Beautifully Broke Redemption by Catherine Cowles




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She’s hiding secrets.
For Anna, keeping her deepest scars hidden from the world has always been a necessity—from the bruises of her childhood to the mistake that nearly cost her everything. To keep herself safe, she must keep everyone around her at a distance—especially the man who has tempted her since the moment they met.
His demons are taunting him.
Mason has done his best to bury the past by achieving more than he ever thought possible. But even with all of his success, his life feels empty.
When tragedy strikes, Anna is left fighting to protect the only family she has left. And Mason will do anything to keep her and her loved ones safe—even if that means the ring of wedding bells.
But as a new spark ignites between them, someone is watching.
And they’ll do whatever it takes to snuff out that light for good.

RELEASE DATE: NOVEMBER 9, 2021



Not my first read by the author and I have read some of the other books in this series. This one I was nervous for because I kind of hand an idea what was coming. It was very intense and action packed with scenes, I think I was missing the romance + heat a little in this one. Under the circumstances of the story I do understand it but that’s just my personal thought on it.

The hero here is the sweetest man alive, he is generous, smart, sexy, handsome and just all around the best guy can be. The heroine is a woman that comes with a past that’s tainted and complicated. These two have actually known each other for a couple years before anything proceeded. The heroine is the ‘big boss’ at the safe house in town and the hero happens to volunteer there on top of his actual job. When a situation occurs, the hero does not hesitate to be there for the heroine. Now this is where it gets complicated I think, because the heroine past is really a rather dark one (not that the hero’s isn’t. they are equally both tainted in their own color) but hers happens to come up from the dark and try to not only ruin the life she has build but also take away people who mean the world to her. A offer happens to slightly save the situation until everything and I mean everything goes against them, will they be able to stick it through or will their own personal darkness ruin it all?

I really think that this was something I was not expecting, the feelings it brought out in me, the story over all. As much as I was fascinated, I also wanted to throw things, be angry with them, smile and feel the first real kiss…I was all over with my emotions in the best way of course. I will be going back to see which ones I have not read in the series and definitely read them.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥
Triggers: N/A
Standalone/Series: Series Book #5
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R E V I E W ➠Maybe We Should by Melissa Foster




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After spending years wondering who she was, tattoo artist Cait Weatherby finally found her answers on the sandy shores of Silver Island. With two half sisters she never knew existed, a group of friends she adores, and a devastatingly charming admirer who flirts with her at every turn, she’s ready to figure out her next steps. The trouble is, Cait lives in the shadows of a dark past, and she can’t afford complications that might cause her to lose the family she’s only just found—complications like blue-eyed boatbuilder Brant Remington, who is as open as she is guarded. If only the sexy charmer would take the hint…
Brant is Cait’s opposite in every way, but he’s drawn to everything about the sexy newcomer—from the quiet strength that rivals the caution in her mossy-green eyes to her tough facade that he can’t wait to strip away.
As Brant works his magic, Cait’s walls come down. But as sweet as that feels, Cait knows how quickly good things can turn bad. It’s going to take more than a little trust to beat the ghosts of her past and claim the future they both deserve. 

RELEASE DATE: November 2, 2021



Not my first read by the author and I am a huge fan of hers have read almost every single book. This series has been a trouble-some for me because I was just not able to connect with the first book so I wanted to give it a good try on book 2 and same. I think the length to me this time contributed a lot to everything. I usually do like longer books and have read plenty by this author, this series just might not be for me.

Cait was a heroine we all could relate to, vulnerability, strong, sweet and a little of lost. In comes the hero Brant who truly is the heroine’s ‘person’ if you will. I did loved them together and the obstacles they had to endure and go through individually and together were heartbreaking but yet so beautiful. What happened was the more I was with the heroine the more I felt a disconnect and distance between them two. Maybe it was her unwillingness to let go a little or not sure but I lost the ‘together’ of the hero and heroine. This is a lengthy one and there were a lot happening and maybe I also got lost there a little, it started off and I was with it then just as the story went on I think I myself just got lost. I did as always love the style of writing by the author and can appreciate her beautiful style and words. I really wanted to get in touch more when it came to this series but again not every book/series will be for everyone.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: Personal Dislike
Standalone/Series: Book 2 in Series
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R E V I E W ➠ Tease Me Once by W. Winters




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Not everyone knows about The Club, which is by design. The main floor entertains the elite. There are dim lights, stolen touches and the liquor flows to ensure the guests get exactly what they want. There are high profile clients, cuffs and collars, contracts and secrets in every corner.
But it’s what lies beneath these floors, down the spiral staircase, that intrigues me the most.
There’s a man who stays in the corner of the darkest rooms. In this world of sinful tastes, he is the ruler, the devil, the boss. Declan Cross.
I knew him once when times were different and the years have changed everything.
He makes me an offer, one that speaks to the very soul of my desire. One I can’t say no to and one that changes everything.
Tease Me Once is the beginning of a series. Prepare for everything seductive and beautifully dark.

RELEASE DATE: October 26, 2021



Not my first time reading the author but it has been a very long time. I dived into this kind of blind and was just going with the flow. And the flow took me to BDSM-ALPHA-TOWN *insert drooling emoji*

I also want to let you all know that I did not figure out nor look hard enough to know this would be a cliffy so there is that. This is a form of office-romance where the heroine is a little clueless and the hero is a lot dangerous! It’s hot, steamy, sexy, romantic and captivating! The hero is one of the big guys, owner, boss whatever you want to call him he calls the shots, the heroine is just trying to get by…enter her working at the same club as her best friend and ending up being the boss’s personal pet. As much as there is heat in this equally there is danger, secrets, mystery and lies. The cliffy-end is INTENSE!

Can’t wait for Book #2!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Beginning of a Series
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R E V I E W ➠ Neanderthal by Avery Flynn




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So I may be in the Last Single Man Standing competition with my cousins, but five minutes around Kinsey was all it took to take myself out. Who cares about bragging rights when you’ve just found the woman you’re going to marry? Sure, she may work for my biggest competitor. Sure, she’s not dating right now. Sure, she’s my sister’s best friend and I’ve been sworn off her. But somehow she agrees to go on six fake dates to help me save face in this competition.
What does the guy who never uses his words have to say to convince the girl of his dreams that they’re perfect for each other? 

RELEASE DATE: OCTOBER 25, 2021


This author is still new to me and honestly it’s always a hit or miss with her books. I was kind of hoping this series would bring me back, but Book #1 hung me on but this book I ended up DNFing after barely 25% and I was so frustrated because the hero has a fault that really is something your heart squeezes at but I just, my personal dislikes on situations especially involving other characters prevents me to continue unless I hate-read the book to the end. Again this is a personal preference I just get turned off when a H or H is either with other people or belongs to someone or is engaged to someone in this came to be engaged, just can’t see the H&H together anymore. I really did love the hero *insert me crying* Best of luck to the author!

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Romance: N/A
Steamy: N/A
Triggers: Personal DNF Book
Standalone/Series: Series Book #2
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R E V I E W ➠ Until Mic by Evan Grace




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Michael “Mic” Griffin is feeling restless. He’s watched all of his brothers succumb to the BOOM, but it’s not for him, or is it? When the wives and girlfriends of his brothers decide to take him to Teasers for his birthday, that one night will change his life forever.
The moment he sees Quinn, he recognizes her immediately as the girl he spent an amazing weekend with while he was on leave eleven years ago. When they meet to talk, she throws him for a loop—they have a daughter, and she’s the identical twin of her beautiful mother, and it’s love at first sight.
As Mic spends time with Quinn and Maci, he begins to fall deeper in love with both of them but when a threat presents itself, he’ll stop at nothing to protect his girls—from anyone that tries to take them away from him.
Quinn Hughes has done everything in her life for her daughter. Being a single mother has been hard, but she’d do it all over again for her girl. The night she runs into Michael again she’s so happy to finally be able to tell him about their amazing daughter—to her pleasure he wants to know Maci and jumps headfirst into parenthood.
Until Mic, Quinn didn’t think happy endings existed for her, but as the three of them head toward theirs, a threat from her past tries to tear theirs apart—one thing they don’t know is that Quinn is a fighter, and that’s what she intends to do for her family.

Until Mic is part of the Aurora Rose Reynolds’s Happily Ever Alpha World. If you loved Until July, then you will want to read Until Mic.

RELEASE DATE: October 29, 2021


NEW to me author but not world. I think I have said to almost all the last 10 15 of these in the world that the new author’s are ruining the world for me because I am so familiar with it an unfort doesn’t service a purpose for me to read any of their other books. Some of them I am not sure how they end up with the orange amazon flag but to each it’s own. That said this is a first in a while of these I’ve read that I actually liked it because it fit the world well.

The dynamic between hero and heroine is a little odd to me, the meeting of the daughter threw me back because it was just so ‘eh it’s happening’ I was expecting a more emotional way about it. Then we have the heroine who is a main job stripper and a hero who fits in the world well but the scene at the club house regarding the club bunnies, what he said (turn off). Very slow-burn with lots of teasing, not used to that in the world too but it was sweet and sexy. I think again what I keep missing is that insta-love, hot and steamy, danger and the romance-passion between the couples. *sad sigh* this had the greatest potential I just was not able to really get into it without trying hard not to overly-judge the whole book based off of the world. This will be my last one reading in the world unless it’s a not-new to me author. Best of luck to the world and this author.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥
Triggers: Just personal dislikes in books.
Standalone/Series: (Happily Ever Alpha World)
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R E V I E W ➠ Puck Shy by Teagan Hunter




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I’m having the definition of a bad year.
Game Six loss costing my team the Cup? Check.
Getting arrested and ruining my image? Check.
Almost getting run over after my car breaks down? Oh, look—a hat trick.
My contract is up with the Carolina Comets this year, and I need to get it together if I want to stay with the team.
I need relaxation, not a relationship.
But when I’m scrolling on a dating app and stumble across the pretty girl who almost ran me over, I know I can’t let her walk away this time.
Harper is funny, smart, and doesn’t care about hockey.
I’m not supposed to be focusing on anything other than my career, yet I can’t get Harper off my mind.
I know I shouldn’t fall for her…but I think I already have.

PUCK SHY is a standalone hockey romantic comedy. It’s good, low angst fun with some hot hockey players. 

RELEASE DATE: October 28, 2021


“I’m sorry I didn’t tell you who I am,”
I say quietly, leaning closer.
“But if you’ll let me, I’ll show you instead.”

-Collin

Not my first read by Teagan and not my last, I have loved her rom-com and about jumped off my seat when I heard she was writing a sports romance because this was everything-teagan-style but MORE! Also, sports romances happen to be my favorite especially hockey!

Hero and heroine meet when she almost run’s him over. YEP! In the middle of no where of all places, and that’s where the fun begins. The hero thought it would be a good idea to drive the piece of junk across states back, and the heroine was in a rush and thought he was a mirage while she was driving down the stretch of road. After almost running him over, what does she do? Gives the handsome sexy stranger a ride, and of course he insists on driving (man much?) so why not, what can happen? Luckily nothing too bad a lot of banter, laughter and refresh for the hero because the heroine HAS NO IDEA WHO HE IS. And he happens to be a big deal in the NHL as well as the news. After spending some time in the car, being on first name bases, when they parted the heroine didn’t know how much she really wanted him to kiss her. But he does. Their next meet is not conventional either, rather more funny, a dating app of all things…both parties been hoaxed by their friends to join.

The hero is truly a sports romance hero, tough, troubled, handsome, sexy as sin and smart…well most the time. The heroine is a sweet woman who’s been burned by the one person you never should, your own father. She’s wicked smart, is a scary movie fanatic (it’s part of her job also, that one is an interesting one) Their romance may not have been from the romance section of the library more of the horror but it was a sweet and passionate one. Their chemistry is crazy off the charts and the events that happens the side characters all fell into place and fit perfectly with the story. I can not wait to read more in this series!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: NEW series Book #1
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R E V I E W ➠ Beyond the Game by Kaylee Ryan




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Paisley
One minute I’m sitting at the ballpark chatting with a handsome stranger, the next his lips are on mine and sparks are flying, while the whole world watches us reach first base on the kiss cam.
As the daughter of a former professional baseball player, I know all too well what it’s like living in front of the lens. Which is why I chose a career behind the scenes and away from the spotlight—that included my love life.
Post-kiss, I never expected to see Cameron Taylor again and certainly not playing for my team. I might want him more than my next breath, but I’m not willing to jeopardize either of our careers to make it to second base.
Cameron
A rare day of relaxing at the ballpark turns out to be so much more. I can’t take my eyes off the gorgeous brunette sitting next to me. The only thing hotter than her perfect pink lips is listening to her talk baseball.
Life throws me a curve ball when I get called up to the majors and Paisley Monroe is introduced to me as the team trainer. She’s unlike anyone I’ve ever met—beautiful, passionate, driven, and off-limits.
When the media goes into a frenzy over our relationship, the rules change. But the love I have for Paisley goes beyond my love of the game, I don’t need the kiss cam to tell the world that she’s mine. I can do that all on my own.

RELEASE DATE: November 9, 2021



Not my first read, I absolutely love Kaylee and she is one of my ONE-CLICK author’s. That said I have read book #1 in this series and after all these years I was so happy to see that Paisley was getting a book!!!!! She is the daughter of Book #1’s H&H. Def read Book #1 I would recommend that highly.

This is a SWOON and INSTA-LOVE on steroids. I loved it even more because of it, there were times where I wanted to shake P and be like takeeeee it, but then I quickly realized even at her age (22) she was very smart for taking things slow and questioning. After all she is the daughter of her all-star ex-Blaze hero. This was very fast pace love, they are both involved in the industry and lines do get crosses but in this case, they are okay to cross as long as they can keep it professional. Mini Cooper happens to live up to everything I expected from him, the fast, the swoon, the sexy and the romance!!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Series Book #2
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Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑

R E V I E W ➠ Out of the Blue by P. Dangelico




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Blue Baldwin takes no horse crap from anybody. Well, actually, that’s not entirely true. She does take horse crap. Piles of it. The real kind that is––not the metaphorical one. It kind of goes with the job description when you run a large animal rescue. What she does not take, however, is crap from an entitled movie star who needs to reform his rotten image.
Unfortunately, the farm she manages is in trouble and if she doesn’t raise the cash to save it she’ll be homeless along with the precious animals who depend on her. So she’ll grin and bear the King of Hollywood Screw Ups, and the assistant, and the overprotective brother he brings along. I mean, she takes care of large animals for a living. Isn’t that basically the same thing?

RELEASE DATE: October 26, 2021


Older than his brother — maybe thirty-six or seven — and pushy, with a touch of serial killer sprinkled in for funsies.”
“You had me at serial killer.”

– Convo between Jess & Blue

The door to the Mustang Cobra swings open and Shane Hughes slides out of the driver’s seat like he’s selling men’s deodorant to testosterone-deficient teenage boys, in slow motion and exuding more confidence than any one man should ever possess.
I declare that I’m on a man-fast and almost immediately, the universe, in it’s infinite wisdom, delivers this temptation to my doorstep.

– Blue

Not my first read by the author and I do love her writing style. This was a bittersweet review for me because she wrote one of THE BEST HEROINES I have read in a very long time! My issue was with the hero, he had and was all of the grumpy, alpha, broody type but the end of actions were just to me not excusable, too many open variables for me to forgive the way the heroine did and it made me hate him because it was a repeated offend. That said, he is why the rating is at where it is. Very bittersweet because I love this author and I was so excited *sigh* but again this is all person preferences of course.

Heroine is EVERYTHING, I want to be her when I grow up because not only was she beautiful, smart, witty, sarcastic and brave…she had the biggest and most honest heart. Wore her heart on the sleeve even after what she went through. She run and works at a pet sanctuary for injured animals, wild animals that is. Takes care of them with the funniest little old lady. Oh, and let me mention she has a best friend that is the bomb! The hero comes from the left, because really I thought the hero was going to be the movie star but ended up being that’s the brother. When said movie star ends up at her farm due to her bff’s suggestion for doing community work, it’s a long but fun road. The hero is moody, grumpy, doesn’t say a lot but his actions may also be not often but true to his feelings I can’t deny these two’s chemistry. His past is a little twisted but in all the heroine truly falls for him without even being touched yet. Oh did I mention that this is a SUPER SLOW BURN? Yeah, prepare, I mean after 80% type of burn, the anticipation is killer too.

After reading to the end, I honestly wanted to love the hero more and more but just was not a fit for me for a couple of reasons and if you’re a mood reader like me you’ll understand that it just…WAS NOT EXCUSABLE (I think to me I just needed little more explanation from the hero is all) it was also maybe a little of the story, there was a MYSTERY and ACTION factor to it but it did not go anywhere if you know what I mean. But over all I would still highly recommend this book and author because my rating is based on personal preferences not a over-all…this could be a gold for you! SINGLE POV!

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: Personal Dislikes
Standalone/Series: Standalone
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R E V I E W ➠ Until Melissa by AJ Alexander




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The last thing Melissa needed in her life was another man telling her what to do.
However, Dane Clayton, her loan officer and resident pain in the ass, is standing in the way of her owning the coffee shop of her dreams.
 Much to Melissa’s dismay, sparks fly every time they see each other, leaving her wondering if being attracted to the one man that gets under her skin is more trouble than what it’s worth.
 The moment Dane laid eyes on Melissa Reid, he knew she was meant to be his.
Too bad for him, she hates his guts.
But his desire to claim her as his own becomes harder to resist every day.
 When Melissa shows up in his office needing his help, Dane decides now is his chance to make her his own.
 Using any means necessary.
 What began as a game of cat and mouse quickly turns into more than either of them expected. But when someone objects to Dane’s decisions, will their passion be extinguished before it even gets started?

Until Melissa is part of the Aurora Rose Reynolds’s Happily Ever Alpha World. If you loved Until June, then you will want to read Until Melissa.

RELEASE DATE: October 15, 2021


Not my first read in the world but this is a NEW to me author, and so far it’s been getting hard trying to like the new author’s to me in this world because I am so familiar with the world that if it’s off then everything is off for me. This read was not for me.

It was fun, sexy and the insta-love we crave from this world. You get a glimpse of the original characters and watch these two fall in love and handle life together.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: Personal Doslike
Standalone/Series: Happily Ever After World
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R E V I E W ➠ All For You by Jennifer Probst




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Ariel Devlin is a high-powered advertising executive with ambition and too much stress. Desperate for balance, she enrolls in a yoga school to teach her certain lessons. Breathe. Stay calm. Be in the moment. And ignore her sexy yoga teacher who is becoming a major distraction…
Grant Madison runs a yoga school and lives by one code: don’t get involved with the students. But when Ariel walks into his studio, his resolve begins to crumble. He offers her a deal: a secret affair while in the studio, and the practice of tantric sex in the bedroom. But when lust turns into love, Ariel and Grant are forced to make a difficult choice. Can Ariel reject the career opportunity of a lifetime for the possibility of love? Can Grant ignore his past and take a chance on the future? Or will love be too high a price to pay for both of them?

RELEASE DATE: OCTOBER 21, 2021


“Ask me to stay, Grant.”

-Ariel

Not my first time reading this author, it’s a 50/50 for me with her and I was very excited about this, but unfortunately it was not my favorite. I don’t tend to love the ‘fling’ tropes and I thought well I’ve read this author before and wanted to give it a go. It was a heavy doze of fling and I don’t like it because it tends to be in the fine line of hero or heroine dating or seeing other people. Although this was a quick read and very very steamy I will say that! Also, NO EPLIGOGUE and that kind of made it even worse for me.

We have the hero Grant  a Yoga Instructor and owner of the company and the heroine Ariel who is a normal hard-working woman who only dates suit-guys. In comes Grant who offers her a ‘fling’ with no strings attached, they already have a chemistry between one another, why not indulge. They play on that line a lot of times, it’s exciting new and thrilling to Ariel and even thought it wasn’t easy for her to open up like that, she was starting to really like the outcome. The only thing now is; will they both be able to walk away like nothing ever happened? More like will they be able to step from the hidden into the world together!

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: Personal Dislikes
Standalone/Series: Series Book #1
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