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 ➠ Courage by Kristen Proby


(Heroes of Big Sky #1)


BLURB

Natasha Mills feels like she’s loved firefighter Sam Waters her entire life. Since she first met him during middle school, she’s harbored a secret crush on her best friend’s big brother. It’s just something she lives with every day—too bad he doesn’t notice her. To Sam, Tash is his little sister’s best friend and that’s it.
Disaster strikes the Waters family, leaving Sam’s sister and her husband dead, and their young children in the hands of Sam and Natasha. Suddenly, these two are navigating the loss of people they loved, while trying to figure out parenthood together. The grief is devastating, and raising twins is harder than either of them bargained for. But in working together, and leaning on each other, Sam and Tash learn that family comes in all different shapes and sizes.
The more time he spends with Natasha though, the more Sam realizes just how sweet and sexy she really is. He finds himself slowly but surely falling for her. But when the time comes for him to let her go—will he be able to walk away from the family he’s helped build?

RELEASE DATE: June 22, 2021


Not my first read by the author, and I’ve read a lot and it’s been a 50/50 shot for me with her books. Lately the % in my favor went up, including this read. I had minor hang up’s on this but in the over-all I really enjoyed the read, story line and characters.

It’s a rather painful one. The hero and heroine have history, and when they both lose something they both love, it’s a uphill battle. Because not only do they have to figure out each other but 2 other humans. Thrown into a situation, but making the beat of it. Or trying to. The Hero is dream-worthy, smart, handsome, sweet, loyal and definitely a man who makes mistakes but learns. The heroine is a feisty, sweet and beautiful woman who has a lot happened in a short time and a lot thrown at her that she is unfamiliar with. I enjoyed watching these two come together as well as on their own. Tear jerker on this, very honest characters so blunt and just upfront. Great story line and read, looking forward to more in this series!!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Book 1 in Series
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R E V I E W ➠ Say It Ain’t So by Lani Lynn Vale


(SWAT Generation 2.0 #9)


He should’ve never left his house. He should’ve stayed at home. He has a legitimate excuse—he’s running a fever and he’s fairly sure he’s developing pneumonia. He should have called in sick…but he doesn’t.
He goes to work, because his team is relying on him.
First, he has to sign about eight thousand calendars—all from women who purchased said calendars to benefit the Fallen Officer fundraiser. And when he’s done with that, he has to endure a television interview along with the rest of the SWAT team seeing as they made national news with their ‘Hot SWAT’ calendar that’s sold a million copies to women all over the world.
Needless to say, when Samuel Adams walks into the pharmacy hours later, he only has one thing on his mind. Ibuprofen.
Sadly, he never gets to the Ibuprofen. Mostly because before he gets there, he finds a junkie waving a gun around threatening to kill anybody that moves.
He’s running a fever. That has to be the reason that the girl in the corner begins cursing up a storm and drawing the junkie’s attention. Has to be. 

RELEASE DATE: September 8, 2020

Not my first read by the author, love all her books I’ve read and a long time fan of her books. This is Book 9 and I ‘ve read all the previous books as well.

I wasn’t sure what to expect from this one but learned that you never know what to expect from a LLV book. It’s always a fun, sexy and sweet surprise. This one was no different, right off the bat when their little VERY UNIQUE cute-meet happened. This is a unique story because of the medical condition of the heroine and not knew that the hero is alpha yes but in his own unique way himself. His dedication, loyalty and heart is something every man should strive to have. The side characters in this are perfectly pared, the scenes, actions..even a little suspense. All in all I don’t want to give out too much because this one was really unexpectedly unique in the best ways possible.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Book 9 in Series
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Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑

R E V I E W ➠ Show Stopper by BJ Harvey




The first time they meet it’s by chance.
The second is surely a coincidence.
The third…it’s either destiny or he’s a stalker.
Renee Hamilton has a thing against men in uniform. In her experience, they play hard, lie harder. Marco Rossi has a thing for feisty brunette women with a backbone and a smart mouth, especially one in particular who’s playing hard to get.
She’s fiercely independent and wants better for herself.
He loves helping people so much it’s literally his job.
Worst case scenario, they crash and burn.
Lucky for Renee, Marco has a hose, he knows how to use it, and he happens to love putting out all kinds of fires; real or otherwise.

USA Today Bestselling Author BJ Harvey brings you Showstopper – Book 1 in a new spin-off to the Cook Brothers rom com series featuring Chicago first responders fighting the good fight and also finding love at the same time. Set in the same world as the Bliss, Game, and Cook Brothers series before it. 

RELEASE DATE: August 31, 2020

Not my first read by the author. So far every book of hers I’ve read I’ve loved. Now this one might be a new Series but it’s intertwined with the previous one and I am loving it, because this is FINALLY Marco the sexy firefighters story!


Marco is in his late 30s, a lieutenant he work hard for, very funny, sexy, sweet and swoony romantic. Gah so romantic. he is a man who says what he feels and backs it up by showing you..all out guy and I loved him through and through. Renee the heroine was hilarious from the moment she knocked Marco off his feet…literally. Since then its been chance meetings until Marco played his cards right and finally got that official date. She is sassy, sweet, huge heart and skittish when it comes to relationships but especially firefighters .


This book was so sweet, fun and romantic…little bit of hint of suspense. You get those butterflies of the chase and the first kiss, the flirting, the chemistry! Light read packed with a punch and I loved every page. Looking forward to more in the series.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Book 1 of Series
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R E V I E W ➠ Flameover by Esther E. Schmidt


(The Everyday Heroes World)


Little white lies never hurt anyone, right?
A spur of the moment decision and a little white lie leaves Kain Lawson clueless and wanting more after a one-night stand. Four years later, Kain finds his lie coming back to haunt him
After her father’s death, Leontine is left to deal with the company he left behind and to cope with her stress, she decides to move to Sunnyville. The same town where the hot firefighter from her one-night stand lives. The little white lie Leontine told might not seem so white when covered in soot from the fire he just rescued her, and her daughter, from
A fire throws them back together, but the heat might be too much with an arsonist risking their lives. Can they overcome the little white lies they’re both guilty of? When fire burns hot, there’s no stopping the ravenous outcome. Unless there’s a firefighter involved.

Esther E. Schmidt’s Flameover is a fast-paced, biker crossover, romantic suspense, standalone romance written in K. Bromberg’s Everyday Heroes Worlds project.

RELEASE DATE: August 13, 2020

Not my first by the author. The blurb is what caught my eye on this one and of course the world this is being written in.

Kain and Leontine are a unique batch of characters to me that is. I couldn’t fully connect with them, but will say that the author did a great job word wise and story line wise. The hero and heroine has a night of fun and wild…that resulted in a baby, a baby one of them didn’t know about. Years later when they are in the same place at the same time, Kain is the firefighter saving their lives…things get messy and complicated. It’s definitely worth the ride to take, lots of emotions and a mix of fun and sexy.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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

R E V I E W ➠ Ignite by Emma Renshaw




One night changed an entire town.
One girl changed my entire life.
After she left without saying goodbye, I never expected to see her again.
The fire that changed Hawk Valley was my first night on the job. She was my first save as a firefighter. But she wasn’t the first to walk out of my life without looking back.
She was just another number on that list.
I grew used to putting out sparks in my personal life, too. But when she came back, I couldn’t stop myself from chasing after her. Just a fling, we said. But where there’s smoke, there’s fire.
Of all people, I should have known that. It could never be casual with us. It was always going to become an inferno.
Until someone else put out the fire.

A portion of Emma Renshaw’s first week proceeds will be donated to the ALS Association in honor of George Gallegos, Emma’s uncle who died of ALS in February of 2019.

RELEASE DATE: July 21, 2020

Not my first read by the author, I fell in love with her books from book one i read. Also I have read the book #1 in this series, this can be read alone but definitely glad I did get to read the first one, plus the first one is equally amazing as this one!

The heroine is a broken shell, she comes from a family that cares more about status and money than the actual people in the family. She is very lucky to have her aunt who is more a mother to her than her own ever. When she was in high school there was an accident that left her scorched, she moved away also taking her aunt away from the one town she loved the most. Many years later when unfortunate circumstances bring her back, she is not sure she will survive being there.

The hero is a young man that equally comes from a broken family, except his in a way is worse. After being in the system and around, as soon as he was able to apply to be a firefighter, he took the chance. And that one night HIS FIRST night on the job, he saves a beautiful girl with clover colored eyes. The next days, she vanishes but not the memory of her. When the hero runs into the heroine again, he is stunned that seeing her after all these years still has the same affect. But she is only passing through, can these two fight for one another while fighting off the mysterious events occurring around them?!

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 ➠ Send Me Crazy by T. Gephart



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A note, a pair of panties and a date.
When Quinn’s efforts to set up her best friend go awry, she finds herself with a crazy blind date. Could the mystery man be her soul mate? Nothing like an adventure, and at the very least, she was going to have some fun with it.

RELEASE DATE: February 7, 2020

NEW to me author & books! I was also lucky to have received a cute little package from the author that contained the gorgeous paperback and more.

I was going in blind with new authors and I really really enjoyed the main characters, very much! They were mature which are my type! This was all the types of cute meets rom-com and friends-to…very very sweet. The hero and heroine get together after a wrong package was send with some rather intimate items, which was half the fun of the story. The other half is the main characters being together, and without giving away too much….I will say that there are a lot of twist and turns and surprises, it kept me engaged the whole time. Would definitely read more by the author.
P.S. SEXY FIREFIGHTER ALERT!!

Rating: 4.5★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Type: Book #1 of Series
Recommended: ☑
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R E V I E W ➠ Hard Work by BJ Harvey



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Having watched his brothers meet their match, Cohen Cook is feeling something he never anticipated—envy.
With a demanding job, and helping his brothers with their biggest flip project yet, he doesn’t have time to sleep with, let alone date, anyone.
Skye Rossi is a free spirit. She’s a take-her-as-you-see-her woman who works hard and plays hard, but the person she wants to play with friend-zoned her the minute they met.
When sparks fly between Cohen and Skye, the only way forward is to propose a mutually beneficial arrangement that no one knows about.
Besides, what’s the harm in a few orgasms between best friends?

RELEASE DATE: January 30, 2020

Not my first read by author & I have read all the ones in the COOK BROTHER’S SERIES and loved every single one!! Super excited when I got the chance to early read this beauty!!

This one was a SWEET and FEISTY one because the hero is the ever so sexy Cohen EMT & his new partner the heroine the sister of two of the firefighters, Skye Rossi. She is feisty, outgoing, smart, sexy and down to earth, not to mention beyond gorgeous! Both of them are here to do one thing….a job, a very important job. But when you put two people together in a small proximity for a period of time, what can go wrong? Well, an agreement that a normal person may not have thought of but these two strictly have it handled, of course. “of course”

As light-hearted this was and fun, it was still in depth and you get to see sides of two souls that hurt for different reasons but find solace in one another, even for a short time being. Something about these two drew me closer to the series, maybe even thought me a lesson or two. And to end it with I CAN’T WAIT NOW FOR EZRA AND GILLY’S STORY, this should be an amazing story too!!

Rating: ★★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Type: Book #4 of Series
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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COOK BROTHERS SERIES


R E V I E W ➠ Smoldered by Annie Dyer



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“I didn’t find it weird. It wasn’t like kissing a sister or something. I realized that when you were video calling the other night I wasn’t thinking about you like I would do a sister.”
“You know why that it?” She stepped towards him. “Because I’m not your sister. Funny that, isn’t it?”

He’s been saving her all her life, but can she save her heart from him?
Rayah Maynard’s loved her brother’s best friend for pretty much as long as she can remember, which unfortunately is the problem. He still sees her as the kid who he constantly needed to rescue whenever she got into trouble.
Jonny Graham has devoted himself to his three children and his career as a firefighter since his wife died when his youngest was just a baby. When his best friend’s sister starts setting him up on dates, he realizes she’s not the fearless kid who hung around with them, but can he trust her to keep herself – and his heart – safe?
Rayah wants to prove to Jonny she doesn’t need to be rescued anymore. When an arsonist puts the safety of the small town in jeopardy, she might have to choose – the man she’s loved for years or her town.
If she can stay safe enough to make that choice.

This steamy small town single dad, friends-to-lovers, firefighter romance is part of the Severton Search & Rescue series but can be read as a stand-alone.

RELEASE DATE: September 20, 2019

“I don’t mind saving you Rayah, I never did. I try to look after all my friends.”
And there it was. The sound of her heart being gently torn right down the middle.

She needed the sky with it’s stars and the moon to give her that room to calm.

-Rayah

New to me author and books, the Blurb is what got me! Also, I am not sure what happened but when I got to this ARC which I thought was releasing was the 27th of Sept. but I guess it was the 20th. So I am a bit late yes, but in my defense I really had it down on the 27th from the author. Either way, I am just glad I was able to get to it.

“You seriously offered to set him up on a date? With another woman?”

-Sorrell [Best Friend]

That’s how it all started, Rayah’s big idea of setting up the man she has been in love with, with another woman. Oh that’s right she was thinking that it would help him, help his children…when in all she has been ignoring HER ISSUES. Then the angst game begins and you’ll want to just push them two together. *sigh* but I totally understand her because gosh not only is he a handsome and sexy single father but also a firefighter and sweet, and rough and and… *sigh*

When they both come to an agreement, it’s all fun and sexy…but in reality how can Ray keep her heart safe…she know’s how, she can’t no matter what. And Jonny will never know that her heart will be crushed no matter what the outcome. But you can’t blame Jonny too much, he became a widower with three children, someone who saves people for a living couldn’t save his late wife. So I give him that but OUCH are there some scenes in here that would crack my stone black heart too. P.S. DIRTY FIREFIGHTER ALERT! *sizzling* I think the only reason I rather this a 4.5 is because of the heroine. She at times rubbed me the wrong way, in a way, I can’t explain it I just it was enough for me to make my decision you know! But over all I LOVED IT. The story line, the side characters, the scenes….great first read from a new author to me!

Rating: 4.5★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Type: Standalone
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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