R E V I E W ➠ Tattered Stars by Catherine Cowles


Be brave. Just for sixty seconds. Twenty breaths.
One night changed them both forever.
Their lives shattered, beyond repair, with jagged edges and pieces askew.
Now, Everly has a chance to make things right. To bring healing to the place where everything fell apart. But it means facing the family her father almost destroyed, and the boy with the dark eyes—now grown—who still haunts her dreams.
Just one breath away from having your life ripped out from under you.
The last thing Hayes wants is another reminder of all the ways he failed sixteen years ago. When Everly drives back into Wolf Gap, his only mission is to get her to leave. For his family’s sake, and for his own, those demons need to stay buried for good.
But everything about this woman is a surprise, from her spine of steel to the sanctuary she hopes to create with the land her mother left behind. And Hayes is powerless to stay away.
As a careful friendship sparks into something more, someone watches. And they’ll do anything to tear it all apart…

RELEASE DATE: Februray 1, 2022

Not my first read by the author and she became a favorite author really fast after just one book. That said I have been super excited about this one and boy did it live up to the hype inside my head. The best part is you will love not only the main characters but also side ones as well. It is a tragic story I will say that and I cried many time through out but boy did it have feeling and love!

The hero and heroine have a sort of history together. Having gone through the same tragic event, they don’t see each other again util many years later when the heroine in fact does return to her hometown after her mother left her the mountain top property. When the hero finds out that it wasn’t a stranger that bought the house in hopes to demolish it and starts fresh, but the owner’s daughter was a shock to him. He has bene holding so much guild from all those years ago, along with hate. That hate gets thrown towards the heroine, but she is used to it…hell she is now prepared for it all. Having gone through something life changing you don’t just get to move on like a normal person no, her family was one of those people who didn’t believe the law stood by anything and lived in their own world with their own rules. Not regretting a single moment from that incident, she vows to open up her Animal Sanctuary and build something new on the land that brought so much pain.

Be brave. Just for sixty seconds. Twenty breaths.

You truly get the back story to what had happened, why and how. There is so much amazing writing in this I don’t even know where to begin to fully review and not wanting to but also wanting to give you all the spoilers and just scream it all out. I won’t do that but I will say that this is a emotional ride. It does not have a trigger on me but I can see people having one to this due to it’s nature. The hero and heroine complement each other in the bed and worst ways. The heroine is not only strong but also sweet, kind hearted and SO STRONG. The hero is a man’s man following his father’s footsteps and is the Sheriff of the town he loves so much, carries so much on his shoulders. For all his siblings. He has 2 sisters and 1 brother. You really fall in love with all of them, his whole family. And how the treat the heroine, only the best of the heart can do that. See, I really am trying not to give out any spoilers. It is a slow burn, a sweet slow burn filled with action, mystery, suspense, romance, laughter and the best kisses! I’m sorry but these kisses I truly felt word by word!

Hero and Heroine may be from different worlds but when it spills into one it’s filled with so much beauty even the ugly sides. The kisses will have you swooning, the banter laughing out loud and the suspense to keep you on your toes. Catherine truly gives us a story to remember and want to re-visit over and over again!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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

R E V I E W ➠ Caught by Love by Melissa Foster

(The Steeles at Silver Island #3)


He’s set on pleasure, but she’s all business. Sizzling chemistry and a surprising connection set this sexy love story in motion. But is it enough to last forever? Find out and fall in love on the sandy shores of Silver Island, home to coffee shops, boat races, midnight rendezvous, and the sexy, sharp-witted Steeles.
Archer Steele is one of the leading vintners on the East Coast. He’s arrogant, aggressive, and has never been interested in settling down, which is what makes his hookups with his sister’s beautiful blond best friend, hair and makeup artist Indi Oliver, the perfect escape. But Indi’s toying with moving to the island, and when she ends their no-strings trysts to focus on her business, Archer isn’t ready to let her go…

RELEASE DATE: February 9, 2022

Not my first read by the author, she is a very top favorite author of mine and I have read almost all of her books! And there is a variety of them! That said, I was a little nervous about this one because the hero is played part of his twin-brother’s book and it was sad as well as frustrating for me. So, when this came along, I jumped on to read it right away. It was everything I expected it to be coming from a play-boy hero! Too bad he finally met his match, in our case THANK GOD he did, the heroine dishes it out equally. They both may be a lot alike than they think!

I honestly couldn’t think of a better song for this book. I could listen to it on repeat while I read this, GAH my heart! This book truly will frustrate you as much as make you fall in love. Now I have mentioned that the hero has a twin-brother who has his own book and they are sort of intertwined (you’ll see when you read it, I am not spoiling anything even the pain) he is very much the anti-hero with a big heart secretly under all that.

Hero and Heroine need to navigate not only their own guilt they are carrying heavy on their shoulders but also each other. It’s all fun and games until lines are crossed and feelings that are unfamiliar surface. I loved watching it unfold, even wanted to smack her her really hard a few times. What he lacks in relationship experiences he definitely makes up in physical. But that isn’t always enough. You also get great side characters from the previous books in series and the interconnected ones. I can’t wait to read more. This one is OFF THE CHARTS SEXY so don’t read this say at the gym like I tried!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

TOP 2022 MUST READ (first of the year)
Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: (The Steeles at Silver Island #3)
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑