R E V I E W ➠ Two Pretty Lies by K.L. Clare




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A pretty math prodigy with hidden desires… and secrets.
A ruthless British mercenary with dark cravings.
A dangerous new tale of forbidden love.
She sits alone in a coffeehouse, unaware of what she’s doing to me. Katie, the one with innocent eyes. My longing for her is as painful as she is beautiful. That glorious ache becomes my weakness, my sweet addiction.
I agreed to Katie’s terms without questions, promising not to look into her background because I was desperate for her touch. If she were anyone else, her lies would have triggered my anger when I learned about her identity. But I only wanted her more.
I’m a man who takes what he wants.
And I have no intention of letting her go.

Note: this is not a dark romance, but it has relationship elements that some might find hard to read.

RELEASE DATE: February 1, 2022



Not my first read by the author, I have read the other books in the series which this is the first series ever by the author. I loved Book #1 and everything it came with. Will was EVERYTHING, so I was super excited for Thomas because he was just so mysterious and drawn in.

Now it’s been a while since I read Will’s story where Thomas apears and I almost wish I re-read that one to get a feel of Thomas again because I don’t know what happened but I felt like I was ping-ponged the whole tory. I couldn’t connect to the H or H fully and them together was even harder, it felt more forced to me their feelings and the writing. Even when I finished I asked myself what just happened, I get why she did what she did in the end there but it was all in a span of a few pages and I was actually expecting it to either be a cliffy or hoping we got more of that…and THERE IS NO EPILOGUE! There is nothing more I dislike but no epilogue and I hope we get some sort of something from them because I am now left so confused and lost.

This is a story of two souls that are alike that’s how they find one another but are intertwined a lot more than they would have ever imaged. It’s got suspense, mystery and action. The romance I can’t explain because it was kind of everywhere for me but the moment’s that captured me REALLY captured me. The heroine is a sheltered good girl and the hero is the bad boy. Their story was sure interesting, and I hope to maybe get more in a Novella or the next book.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Series Book #3
Type: All Tags at bottom of this page!
Recommended: ☑

R E V I E W ➠ Risky by Aurora Rose Reynolds


(Adventures in Love #2)


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Everly never expected to move back in with her parents, and she definitely didn’t expect to do so as a single mother. But with the father of her son suddenly out of the picture, she’s had to make some adjustments to her plans.
Now Everly has one priority: to make a life for herself and her boy. And Blake, her sometimes infuriating but admittedly handsome employer at Live Life Adventures, doesn’t factor into her future as anything more than her boss.
But it seems the guy who’s about as friendly as a grizzly bear has a soft spot for her and her son…and the more time she spends with him, the more difficult it is to remember why giving in to the chemistry between them is a bad idea.
Now, with their future on the line, they’ll have to decide if love is a risk worth taking.

RELEASE DATE: May 24, 2021



If you know me even a little I won’t repeat myself with Aurora’s books & me. I know every single one of her books like the back of my hand. HUGE FAN! That said, I was so ready for this book #2 in the new series! We get BLAKE the grumpy and sexy friend.

To recap just a little this is a wilderness adventure type of series. There are friends who co-own a adventure business and in Book #1 it’s very sweet and I loved every word. This one I was prepared for because I knew BLAKE was next and he was the very grumpy hunky hero in book #1. But wait, this will break your heart and mend it in the sweetest swooniest ways!

Blake is harboring secrets which is making him to be more uptight, needing to be in control and grumpy. After all he has a lot on his plate, but he takes it day by day. It’s not easy being around people but still feel alone. In comes our heroine who I LOVED from the first moment. Single-Mom divorced beauty who moves back to her hometown, is pretty much at the low point. What’s more is that she goes to cover the front desk of her father’s firm (the receptionist happened to be a sassy grandma who has a better love life than the heroine) and that’s where she meets Blake. It was not a good meeting. The next one isn’t as good but it only gets better. I am really trying not to just tell you guys the whole story because I totally want to. This is very sweet, heartbreaking and there is the cutest little baby and a hunk involved, need I say more?!

If you want grumpy hero, single-mom, swoony and an adventure…this is for you. Also highly recommend reading Book #1 in this series RUSHED!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

TOP 2021 MUST READ!
Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: (Adventures in Love #2)
Type: Single-Mom, Grumpy Hero, Little Enemy-To, Swoon
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑

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


(The Steeles at Silver Island #3)


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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 ☑

R E V I E W ➠ Bitter Rival by L.M. Fox




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Sebastian Lee is a self-serving playboy.
Arrogance personified.

There’s no need for clever seduction. He merely circles his prey, just waiting to take a bite.
With his sinfully handsome looks and confidence to match, I’ll take a swim.
It’s just one night, right? This single mom has needs too.
Until suddenly, you discover the surgeon you’re working with is the shark in blue scrubs.
And he doesn’t realize it’s you.

Our explosive connection is no longer limited to the bedroom.
This is not the kind of man you bring home to meet your son. We’ve endured enough.
Yet these are treacherous waters.
Is it purely lust that brings me back for more?
Our chemistry is undeniable.
The passion unparalleled.
Is there a hope for a future with this deliciously dangerous man, driven to win at any cost?
Or is this relationship one more betrayal in the making?

RELEASE DATE: December 9, 2021



NEW to me author. I picked this up after the author send me a few of her signed paperbacks. I liked the blurb and couldn’t wait to read.

Sebastian the hero is super swoony, hard working, sexy, smart and a little bit of a player. Once you find out why he holds back, your heart will feel for him. Isabella the heroine is a strong woman, a mother, compassionate, real, sweet and too beautiful but has no idea how beautiful. This story is a cat & mouse chase story, there is stubbornness and thinkcheaded-ness I’m also sure that last word in here is not a word but I made it up so go with it. I have not read the previous books or any book from this author to be specific so I got a little glimpse of wanting to read more from this author. I will say that I did not see the twist coming at the end so I was taken back, but it was the good kind of twist.

Looking forward to reading more from this author!


Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

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

R E V I E W ➠ Only One Regret by Natasha Madison




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Cooper
My name came with big skates to fill.
At the top of my game, I had everything I wanted, or so I thought.
Being traded to Dallas was not what I was expecting but neither were the divorce papers I was served.
Now I’m a single dad in a city that isn’t my home.
Erika
Handed my biggest client when I was twenty-two made my dreams come true.
Over time, our work relationship changed, and we grew closer, leaning on each other for support.
He was my rock, my best friend.
Then one drunken night changed everything, and I saw what was in front of me all along.
I just hope that when the dust settles, we won’t regret it. 

RELEASE DATE: October 19, 2021



Not my first read by the author or the series, I have been following this series and the interconnected ones before since the first book & I have loved them all. This one I wasn’t sure what to expect only because I knew who the hero and heroine were to one another. p.s. I’m not sure if this is a warning of good or bad to anyone but there is a lot of SEXY TIMES in this and I mean A LOT!

Let’s begin. The hero and heroine are Cooper the sexy player & Erika his agent but also very best friend in the world. They have been through more than a married couple ever could, through good and the bad, kids, marriage…everything. When Cooper get’s a divorce that was long seen already, Erika is right there to help him through it. Little did she know Cooper never really needed that because in the end things always turn out the way they are supposed to. Cooper is a hot single dad who loves his little girls, the game & also his family. Erika has been around his family from day one and when things turn none of them are shocked, well maybe one person:)

Their chemistry is off the charts in a insta-love I know you type of way. I think I loved the fact that these two were so honest with each other and able to read one another. Cooper is sweet, swoony and a great man all around and Erika, you will fall in love with her from page one. They spend a lot of time together, share everything and even a family vacation that was a lot of fun to read about. You get sucked into their life and won’t want to come out of it!

This is a friends-to insta-love romance that will have you smile, swoon, tear up a little, giggle and wet!! (yeah, I said it)

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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

R E V I E W ➠ Rebel North by JB Salsbury




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In a city where image is everything, Gabriella turns heads for all the wrong reasons.
The marks that slash across her neck and face turn people away. But I see the beauty that lies beneath, feel a kinship to her pain.
I regret the way she found me—mugged and left for dead. I should walk away, follow the rules, but I can’t. I want to see her again. There’s only one problem.
My brother convinced her I’m gay.
I use that lie to my advantage, persuade her to be my pretend girlfriend, to help protect my fake-sexual identity from my judgmental family. But what starts as a shameless excuse to be near her leads to crossed lines and midnight confessions.
I’m not who I led her to believe. I’m sin wrapped in silk. Betrayal masked by beauty.
And she’s not the only one with scars…

RELEASE DATE: October 26, 2021


My only fear is that in making her forget, she might remember.

– Kingston


Not my first read by the author but she is very new to me, this is only the 2nd book I’ve read by her and boy did I fall in love with this one as much as I did with Book #1! There is something said about the hero and heroine having their own issues that are still lingering when they get together and the chemistry explodes. Also the title makes sense pretty fast and then you realize why and you get excited that it does make sense but also sad for the hero in the same time. This isn’t a typical relationship between hero and heroine. The hero alone has his own share of frailly drama and bullshit along with a personal defect he is dealing with. It honestly isn’t but that is how he sees himself. The heroine isn’t usual as well, she has her own share of drama and daemons except hers is displayed for the world every day. You wouldn’t think that these two would be a pair but broken people heal other broken people. Their chemistry is off the charts, there is humor in this and it will make you chuckle and kind of have angst for the heroine to finally figure it out. ALSO he calls her Bee so there is that! If you could ever FEEL the words this will be that book!

BUT secrets are not meant to be kept. And these secrets are not as expected and even more painful when you get to it all. It’s heartbreaking and bittersweet, I cried multiple times in this and my heart was affected in all aspects! GAH! This book truly moved me, from the characters, the story, the good and bad…truly a addicting book to dive into! P.S. start with Book #1 you will equally love it!

“I’ve thought so long and hard about this moment,” he whispers. “About where I would start if I got the chance to touch you. The roadmaps I’d follow in order to experience every part of you.”

-Kingston

Rating: 5 out of 5.

TOP 2021 MUST READ
Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Series Book #2
Type: All Tags at bottom of this page!
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑

R E V I E W ➠ The Setup and The Substitute by Jiffy Kate


(New Orleans Revelers, #3)


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He’s a single dad trying to make it in the Major Leagues and she’s a substitute teacher looking for her next adventure.
Owen Thatcher has been ghosted by his ex, leaving him to pick up the pieces of their family in the midst of being traded to a new team. After striking out with nanny after nanny, he’s desperate to create a stable life for his two kids.
Sophie Callahan comes from an affluent family but this free spirit is nothing like the stereotypical trust fund baby. While she waits on the perfect job to open up, she’s making it work as a substitute teacher.
But a ruggedly handsome baseball player makes her an offer she can’t refuse.
And it’s a whole new ball game when these attractive, available adults are under one roof.

RELEASE DATE: September 16, 2021


TEASER MADE BY ME!

Not my first time by the ladies and I also have read the other 2 in the series & LOVEDDDD them, this series is a MUST READ as well as this book #3, SWOON SWOON SWOON!

The hero is a single-dad pro baseball player. When he moved cities and his 2 most adorable children, he is in need of a Nanny, in walks our beautiful down to earth heroine. The heroine comes from money but has always been paving her own path, humble, beautiful and sweet. When a chance happens where she steps in to be the temp Nanny for the hero’s kids, she falls in love with the kids more than when she got to see them at school where she has been a substitute. They together, gah the heroine’s big heart is so damn beautiful and the way she is with his kids. I do also love her feisty sexy side, the hero really steps it up with the SWOON SEXY-ness…yes I made that word up and it now exists!

It had some interesting twist and turns not going to lie, I did not see that going the way it did regarding the hero, I may also have been a little mad at him in the end, luckily he redeems himself but I def would have still held a tiny grudge about his behavior. But I really really enjoyed this read and knew it would be amazing as this series is!

Sports Romance, Single Dad who is SWOONY to the max, Sweet Heroine & Twists, Lies, Truths, Romance & Passion!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

MUST READ!
Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Series Book #3
Type: All Tags at bottom of this page!
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑

R E V I E W ➠ Perfect Secret by Molly McLain


(Mason Creek #12)


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A fake relationship with a sexy cowboy in a small town is never a good idea…
-Alana-
After high school, my plan was to leave the small town of Mason Creek and never look back. I thought I’d work my way through college while my long-time, bull rider boyfriend chased his rodeo dreams and took me along for the ride.
My own dreams of becoming his publicist and living the high life together on the ABR circuit were crushed when it became clear that my eight seconds was up. The buckle bunnies were suddenly more appealing than the girl with her nose buried in the books.
I’ve sworn off men, especially cowboys and bull riders.
That is, until I walk in on one in my shower, naked, wet, and built like he could break my heart… and my bed.
-Holden-
The rodeo has been my whole world, and all it took was one false accusation to bring it crumbling down. I cleared my name, but the organization I’ve given my life and my body to for the past seven years doesn’t give a damn. They don’t want the drama and right now they don’t want me.
That’s how I ended up in Mason Creek, hiding from the cameras while the dust settles and I can reclaim my reputation and my rank in the ABR. The last thing I need is to get messed up with a local girl, especially one who hates cowboys–bull riders in particular.
Our relationship may be just for show, but I see the opportunity for what it is…The chance to keep my secret a little longer and prove to Alana that maybe her problem with bull riders is simple…
She hasn’t ridden the right one yet.

RELEASE DATE: September 9, 2021



NEW to me author and books. I have read many in this series, and have been looking forward to this one!

What a way to end the series. I LOVED Holden so much, who wouldn’t with a hot, sexy, smart and SWOONY hero but I really enjoyed him as a character. Alana was a different character for me only because this is a new to me author so I had to adjust, but I did get to liking her pretty fast. She’s got spunk and is funny and sweet! I did really love them together, fake or not their chemistry was SIZZLING. I honestly at one point forgot who Holden is to begin with then I had to prepare myself once it all cones out. So the mystery to the heroine and secrets of the story, had me on the edge.

I can’t get over how much I started loving the H&H after I got more connected with them, I loved their chemistry I loved how the hero calls her ‘darling’ the hero was most deff SWOONY! I am sad to see this fun series go but will be reading more by the author!

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: (Mason Creek #12)
Type: All Tags at bottom of this page!
Recommended: ☑

R E V I E W ➠ Beat by Beat by Kaylee Ryan


(Riggins Brothers #5)


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Wren
Being a single mom is not how I envisioned life would turn out. But after my happily ever after ended way too soon, I’m doing my best and taking each day as it comes. Life is full of surprises, though, both good and bad… like Marshall Riggins coming to my rescue in the pharmacy line.
The gorgeous Riggins brother has a heart of gold and looks mighty fine as a knight in shining armor, but I don’t need a handout nor the distraction. Too bad my heart doesn’t get the memo.
Suddenly he’s everywhere I am. With his stubborn smile and dark blue eyes, he sees way more than I wish he would. He looks beyond the broken fragments of my being and still wants me. I can’t help but think maybe he’s my second chance at a happy ending.
Marshall
After watching my brothers find their magic and settling down, it’s time to admit I want what they have. It’s not just about the passion but the soul connection. The beautiful brunette fumbling through her purse in front of me in line doesn’t just catch my attention. She steals my heart.
Wren Wheeler is as stubborn as the day is long. The gorgeous single mom doesn’t want to accept my help… or my friendship. But her adorable baby girl doesn’t agree. In fact, she loves me. And the longer I spend with both of them, I know walking away isn’t an option.
She’s afraid of having her heart broken again, but I’m not going anywhere. I’ve slowly fallen for Wren. And beat by beat, I think she’s falling too. 

RELEASE DATE: SEPTERM 7, 2021



Not my first read by the author and she is one of my favorites as well as a INSTA-READ one! I have read and re-read all the previous books in this series and was so excited when I got this! I knew Marsh was going to be special!

Marshall is the youngest Riggins Brother but the very smart one. He is thriving in the business, has a big heart and is sexy. What more can a man ask for? Well how about a Mom at the pharmacy store not having enough money to pay for her daughters meds. That melted my heart the way he helped her even if she tried to refuse is many times, not only that but he left her a little something and when the heroine Wren shows up at his office a few days later, it’s not for the reason one would think. I really loved Marsh’s heart so much! The heroine comes from a lonely background, after losing her husband who left her the best gift ever, the most adorable little girl *heart eyes* she isn’t really excited to be on any man’s radar. But Marshall doesn’t give up and when a Riggins brother wants something, he works hard for it. Boy did he ever! But when you see Marshall and the little cute babygirl, you will melt! Super sweet story, as always I loved this series and I am sad that this is the end but this series is a re-read through and through!

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Triggers:
Standalone/Series: Series Book #5 Last One
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Recommended: ☑

R E V I E W ➠ Southern Sunshine by Natasha Madison


(Southern #8)


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Reed
I never wanted to be a cowboy, living in a small town was suffocating.
The military was my out.
I saw every place I ever wanted and everything that nightmares are made of.
Until I almost lost my life and then I ended up back home.
Hazel
Finding out that I was pregnant the night before I left for college changed everything.
I left that small town and vowed to never return.
When my grandfather died, I had no choice but to go back home.
The plan was just for two weeks.
I thought it would be quick and easy, until he was standing at the back door asking questions.
Secrets never stay secrets for long in this town. 

RELEASE DATE: SEPTEMBER 7, 2021



Not my first read by the author and def never my last. Natasha is a INSTA-READ author for me and I have also read all of the other 7 books in the series. I must say this one broke my heart as well as made me happy. I was excited for Reed’s story because he was the youngest brother who went off to fight for his country. It is a quicker read.

Reed is a man who left town as soon as he turned 18, never to look back. Hazel is the woman who not only fled the same town but for more reasons than not. The heroine contained a lot more secrets than you would think, but this small town never let’s you keep them for too long. When Reed runs into Hazel again, he is all smiles but Hazel is boring daggers at him. He is confused but soon finds out the reason, when he tries to go over to mend things with Hazel thing’s don’t turn out as he hoped. When secrets get revealed, that’s when you’ll need the tissues handy!

It was so beautiful, sweet and swoony. Reed truly made my heart skip a beat and Hazel was the sweet feisty one, perfect combo. I really loved this HEA and most of all Olivia the little girl that stole MY heart!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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

R E V I E W ➠ Flirt With Me by Kristen Proby


(The O’Callaghans #4)


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There are two things Maeve O’Callaghan values more than anything else: her family and her career. Being the eldest daughter in a large, close-knit and somewhat chaotic Irish family means spending most of her nights in the family-owned pub, serving drinks and food, always accompanied by a smile. During the day, she’s a superstar real estate agent, selling homes on her beloved island just across Puget Sound from Seattle. She doesn’t have time for much else, and she’s perfectly okay with that.
Enter Hunter Meyers. He’s looking for a new place to call home, somewhere out of the city, and believes life on the island could be just the thing for him and his troubled teenage daughter. While in search of finding the perfect house, his sexy realtor catches his eye, making him feel things he hasn’t in years. But with the added baggage of a surly teen and a past that will never be forgotten, how can he make something permanent with the gorgeous Irishwoman who tempts him like no other?
Maeve isn’t just attracted to Hunter with his killer grin and muscles for days. The teenager that tries so hard to push her away also pulls at her heartstrings. Maeve understands the importance of family, and can see herself making just that with Hunter and his daughter. But when his past comes back to haunt him, will their love be strong enough, or will they be ripped apart forever?

RELEASE DATE: August 17, 2021



Not my first read by the author, and I have read the previous series books as well. I was excited and ready for this one!

AND OMG! I don’t know where to start but to say that Hunter SWOON SWOON DREAM BOOKBOYFRIEND! This is a combo of a Single-Dad Fighter that is all about the heroine! I can’t say I disliked any page! MUST READ!

After Hunter retires, his main focus is on his 15 year old daughter. She is a handful but lately seems to be more of a pain in the ass. But he is dedicated to her and would do anything for her. Even if she might hate him if they move to a small island. When Hunter arrives to his soon to be new home, he goes to a pub and meets the most gorgeous woman with red hair and emerald eyes. Little does he know, he will be seeing her a lot sooner than he planned. The heroine is perfect! Not just because she is beautiful but because she is real down to earth sexy woman. Realtor by day and a sassy sexy waitress by night for her family’s pub, she didn’t expect to see the handsome man that asked for her number this soon. She also didn’t expect to have to get him to hate a house that is perfect for him. Things may seem to go very fast, but the type of chemistry these two have and maturity, I was so happy to see it go this way. You get romance, SWOON, fun, danger, passion and heart! Oh and a very very SEXY ex fighter with arms of a god!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

A MUST READ!
Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: SERIES BOOK 4
Type: All Tags at bottom of this page!
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑