R E V I E W ➠ Covert Vengeance by Kennedy L. Mitchell

(SEALs and CIA #2)


He’s desperate for revenge… and her.
Navy SEAL Tony “Flakes” Hackenbreg’s career and sanity ride on the upcoming mission to hunt and capture a known ARMs dealer. Being forced to partner with the dangerously beautiful CIA agent Elliot Smith is the last thing he wants or needs. With her love for explosives, sassy mouth, and a body most men would kill for, Elliot is everything he never knew he needed. Nights and days forced together the two shift from enemies to partners before morphing into a sizzling attraction that neither try to resist. But keeping Elliot protected during the covert mission proves to be the hardest challenge of Tony’s career.
She’s willing to kill anyone who stands in her way… except the one SEAL whose commands she’s eager to obey.
Elliot Smith’s last operation to Colombia cost her everything: her flawless mission reputation with the CIA, her partner, and nearly her own life. With vengeance on her mind, she doesn’t want or need a mouthy, dominant SEAL monitoring her every move like an overprotective babysitter. But when he sneaks past her defenses, making her open up about her past and hopes of a future, Elliot wonders if she’s finally met her equal.
When tension turns to passion in the middle of a covert mission they miss the signs of a trap, putting Elliot’s life in the evil hands of their shared enemy. Can Tony find her before the ARMs dealer slips away with the only woman he’s ever loved or will Elliot be lost for good?
Covert Vengeance is a standalone, no cliffhanger, SEAL romantic suspense novel. Each book in the SEALs and CIA Series can be enjoyed on their own; however, because of character crossover, reading the series in order is recommended. This series is suggested for mature readers due to detailed intimate scenes, discussion of abuse, violence, and foul language.

RELEASE DATE: November 19, 2021

Not my first read by the author, and I have not read Book #1 in this series. Mainly because I am a 50/50 on suspense action books. I have read Kennedy before and I have enjoyed her style and writing, and when I say she is really good at suspense I MEAN IT! I think for me not just with her books but in general with that is I usually miss the romance the overly-top just plain romance and Kennedy has also done a great job incorporate that into a lot of her suspense books but this one I was just missing it more I think. The action overtook it for me. But that’s just my personal preferences. Over all the suspense, action, characters in this was on point.

In the beginning I was confused on who the hero was going to be only because of the circumstances, which is why I DMed the author asking freaking out hehe that said once I got to the point of what was really going on in the beginning my heart broke a little for all of them. SEAL Tony Hackenbreg and CIA agent Elliot Smith are both strong characters and together it was a wild and real journey is the best I can describe this without giving too too much away. One thing I will say was wow besides the writing style and words is the remarkable research done on military and everything around and in between. You can truly see that the author went thoroughly on details. These two characters join forces and the story that unfolds is a thrill!

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: Personal
Standalone/Series: (SEALs and CIA #2)
Type: All Tags at bottom of this page!
Recommended: ☑

R E V I E W ➠ Kitty Kitty by Lani Lynn Vale

(Souls Chapel Revenants MC #5)


This is the story of a man falling in love with a woman.
A man that was supposed to be a role model, and a woman that was just barely twenty-one.
A man who should’ve known better, and a woman that didn’t know that she was destroying his career word by word, innocent touch by innocent touch, smile by smile, until it had already imploded.
The world collapses around Absinthe ‘Sin’ Solomon, and the only thing he can do is try not to take her down with him.
The moment the inevitable happens, and the gavel bangs signaling that he will spend the next nine years in prison for attempted murder, Sin tries to let go. But Blaise Mackenzie has never, not ever, been one to give up without a fight.
Her military career might be over, but her career as a prison guard is just about to get started.
And her favorite prisoner? A pissed-off older man, a drill sergeant dishonorably discharged from the Army that tells himself daily that the new ‘Kitty Kitty’ female prison guard is not for him.
After following him around for years, watching over him from afar in any way she can, Sin is released early. And the first person that he’s going to see? A stubborn little blonde-headed female that should’ve known better than to trust a man like him.

RELEASE DATE: June 29, 2021

Not my first read by the author and I have read all the books in the series. And unfort this one was not my taste. It was still a great read because I love the uniqueness that Lani brings to books and the characters but just wasn’t fully for me. But that does not mean it’s not for you!

This series alone if you’ve read any of them is unique and fun! It revolves around the hero’s doing time, different reasons and so forth. This one was unique because it involved a hero that actually rescued the heroine but paid the price. But not without having to always see her. Yes that’s where the fun really begins. To be honest I would too if I had someone rescue me from what had almost occurred. They truly did have a bond that neither could explain but it was beautiful and sweet and very real! They encounter a few hick up’s and some surprises but after all end up only getting stronger…that’s until another incident that shakes them both almost breaks it all apart! Again if this is your first read, it’s worth the full read and I enjoyed the whole process, characters, story line and actions! This is more on the action side of what happens rather than romance, there is heat in there but it’s more raw and real and fast! I am looking forward to the next!

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Book 5 Series
Type: All Tags at bottom of this page!
Recommended: ☑

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
Type: All Tags on top of this page!
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑

R E V I E W ➠ Cherish Her by Andrea Johnston


My life was perfect . . .
Until fate took it all away.
Heartache and broken bones left me searching for solace in the darkest of places.
It wasn’t pretty, but with the support of my family, I persevered and I’m stronger for it. My daughters deserve nothing less.
Things were finally back on track, until I met Grant Ellison. Tall, dark, and handsome he sets my heart racing. If only the fear of loving again didn’t paralyze me.
Nobody was as surprised as me when I left a long military career for a slower pace in life. After all, I’ve never been one to make decisions lightly or without a plan.
A new town means a fresh start. Although it’s a lonely existence, I don’t regret my decision. Especially when a beautiful woman catches my eye.
Dakota Jennings’ strength and ambition are for all to see but her heat is protected by the strongest of walls. My new mission is to show her how precious she is and how great we can be together.

RELEASE DATE: April 9, 2020


I can do this. I’m a strong independent woman raising two smart kind, and loving little ladies. One how is probably at daycare eating glue and the other who is giving speeches on mortality. You can’t win them all, I suppose.

Not my first read by the author but my first official review. The blurb is what caught my eye and of course the beautiful cover! The first book in this series was a must read so I was looking forward to this one!

This is a VERY SWEET single-mom friends-to romance. It started off a little slow for me but once it picked up, I enjoyed it very much. The characters were on point and wonderful, the heroine is a widow single mom to two beautiful little girls, she is beautiful without trying, funny, very sweet and the biggest heart. The hero is a SEXY HANDSOME early 40s man who is ex military and doesn’t have much. Grant moves to the same town and Dakota helps him find a home. They strike a friendship only to not be able to ignore the chemistry and pull. Dakota struggles with moving on while Grant struggles with the fact that he is alone. They navigate through ups and downs, in the end the big question is will love win?

Rating: ★★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Type: Book #2 of Series
Recommended: ☑
⇨ H A P P Y – R E A D I N G ⇦

R E V I E W ➠ Wait For Me by Tia Louise


Dear Taron,
I should have told you this a long time ago…

Dear Taron,
Is there a time-limit on forgiveness?
If there is, I haven’t reached it…

Dear Taron,
I still love you…

A letter never sent.
Heck, I never even finished it.

Taron Rhodes was my brother’s best friend.
He was sexy as sin.
But he was more than that…
He was ponytail-pulling, ice down your shirt teasing, throw you in the lake screaming…
Strong, tanned arms and blue-green eyes over a heart-stopping, naughty grin…
Did I mention his tight end?
I gave him my first real kiss, my heart, my everything.
I said I’d wait for him…
I’m still waiting, because Taron Rhodes is still the man of my dreams,
And I have a secret that has his blue-green eyes.
Noel LaGrange stole my heart when she was only eighteen —pushing me off a flatbed and calling me a city slicker.
Her brother Sawyer would kick my ass if he knew how many times we made out that summer, how close we got.
Everything changed when Sawyer and I joined the military.
We were honorably discharged, but I didn’t go to her.
Instead, I went back to the city… where no amount of money, no amount of pills can heal this wound.
Only her whiskey eyes and dark hair, her slim arms and her sweet scent, give me hope.
I broke her heart just as surely as I broke mine, but I’m going back to make it right.
If she’s still waiting…

(WAIT FOR ME is a STAND-ALONE small-town, second-chance romance with a guaranteed HEA. No cheating. No cliffhangers.)

RELEASE DATE: December 16, 2019

Heaven is finding the thing you can’t live without and being able to hold it. Hell is knowing you’ll have to let it go.


Not my first read by the author and since I have discovered Tia I have read every single book she has put out since. This BLURB alone will get you, just wait until the story,
ALL THE EMOTIONS! It’s a beautiful story of YOUNG LOVE and over-comings.

Taron & Noel meet at the worst and yet best time ever! After spending a short amount of time together, they fall head over heels in love. When Taron leaves along with Noel’s brother, it’s a hard one…the first leaves are always the hardest. The in between is beautiful and emotional, it’s so much love…reminded me kind of like a 50’s when man meets woman and leaves for the war and she waits for him…it’s just young love is all I will say. But as hot as it burns, it crashes even harder. You really will FEEL this one!

Then you get your heart ripped out and placed back! It’s a ride I wasn’t prepared for, this second chance romance is on another level. It’s a little of known and a lot of new. Having read a lot of books by this author, I am familiar with her style so that’s where the KNOWN comes in and the new, is just a few things that really took me by surprise! Emotional, beautiful and romantic. You get a little of everything & all in Tia’s amazing writing style.

Rating: ★★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Type: Standalone
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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R E V I E W ➠ Saddler’s Sacrifice by Nicole Rodrigues


Declan O’ Sullivan.
He came like a tornado into our lives, swept me up in his strong winds and then spit me out, leaving me broken. So beyond broken. Our love was forever, or at least that’s what I thought when he was deployed with the air force, leaving me behind with his ring on my finger. I never imagined the domino effect heartbreak it would cause instead. I thought we could overcome anything, but we couldn’t. I had to make the hardest decision I’ve ever had to make in my life, knowing it would haunt me, forever.
Valentina Saddler.
My soft, warm bed at the end of a stressful day. My sunshine in this dark, dark world. She destroyed me, annihilated my heart and I hate her for abandoning our love like it meant nothing. Getting an invitation to her older brothers wedding, might be the way to finally face her. Get closure and answers before I can finally move on with my sorry excuse for a life.
Although it’s been twelve years a love like ours never dies. Secrets are revealed, layers are shed and the flame we thought was extinguished gets a dousing of gasoline, burning hotter than it ever has before. Can we glue the pieces of our love back together? We may not have a choice.

RELEASE DATE: November 11, 2019

Not my first read by the author, she is my BOOKWIFEY and I have read every single book from her!! This new Series is ON FIRE!! Bring some tissues or have them ready because this will PULL AT YOUR HEARTSTRINGS!!

Valentina Saddler and Declan O’Sullivan had their start in Saddler’s Start, the novella. And it was a whirlpool of young love and beauty, but I was so curious to what happened and happens to them, this gave me that plus so much more. I was NOT ready for this at all!! EMOTIONAL lane, don’t merge!

Valentina is a woman who yes she is strong but also very fragile, and Declan OH DECLAN. All of this was hard for me to read because I put myself in Val’s shoes and to be young, in love, with a military man…only imagine and well you get to feel it through here for sure. I say put on your seat belt and hang on, because the author takes you for a emotional, beautiful, romantic ride!

Rating: ★★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Type: Book #2 of Series
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
⇨ H A P P Y – R E A D I N G ⇦