Thursday, April 26, 2018

Beyond Scandal and Desire - Lorraine Heath



At birth, Mick Trewlove, the illegitimate son of a duke, was handed over to a commoner. Despite his lowly upbringing, Mick has become a successful businessman, but all his wealth hasn’t satisfied his need for revenge against the man who still won’t acknowledge him. What else can Mick do but destroy the duke’s legitimate son—and woo the heir’s betrothed into his own unloving arms . . .
Orphaned and sheltered, Lady Aslyn Hastings longs for a bit of adventure. With her intended often preoccupied, Aslyn finds herself drawn to a darkly handsome entrepreneur who seems to understand her so well. Surely a lady of her station should avoid Mick Trewlove. If only he weren’t so irresistible . . .
As secrets are about to be exposed, Mick must decide if his plan for vengeance is worth risking what his heart truly desires.

Beyond Scandal and Desire is an amazingly unique historical romance. Mick is determined to get revenge on his father for abandoning him because he's illegitimate. Part of his plan is to steal his brother's lady. Lady Aslyn is relatable and strong for the time period this story is written to go against the grain is highly unusual. She's torn between two men and who wouldn't want the bad boy? Mick is dark and sexy. His true heart sees him through in the end. Lady Aslyn is intrigued by Mick from the beginning. Their chemistry is off the charts and their love story had me enthralled.  The story has some great twists and turn that will have you captivated until the last page.
I loved this story so much I jumped right into the next story and can't wait to share that review with you as well. If you enjoy a great historical romance that has some wonderful twists and turns I highly recommend reading Beyond Scandal and Desire!

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Don't Call Me Cupcake - Tara Sheets




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Title: Don’t Call Me Cupcake

Author: Tara Sheets

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 24, 2018
Publisher: Zebra Shout – Kensington Publishing
Series: The Holloway Girls
Format: Digital eBook / Print
Digital ISBN: 1420146264
Print ISBN: 9781420146264

Synopsis:
There’s a very special kind of sweetness to life on Pine Cove Island …
Most families have a favorite recipe or two, handed down through generations. The Holloway women are a little different. Emma Holloway, like her grandmother before her, bakes charms into her delicious cupcakes, granting the recipient comfort, sweet dreams, or any number of good things. It’s a strange gift, but it brings only happiness. Until gorgeous, smooth-talking newcomer Hunter Kane strolls into her shop, Fairy Cakes—and Emma makes the mistake of selling him not one, but three Sweet Success cupcakes.
Hunter, it turns out, is opening a fancy new restaurant and bakery right on the waterfront—Emma’s competition. To make matters worse, the town committee has decided to split the upcoming summer festival contract between the two, forcing Emma to work with her nemesis. But she can’t afford to split her profits. The solution: create a recipe that will make Hunter leave town permanently.
The Holloway charms are powerful. But there are other kinds of magic in the world—like red-hot first kisses, secret glances, and the feeling that comes with falling truly, madly, inconveniently in love . . .
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I picked up Emma and Hunter's story on a whim last month and I absolutely loved it. From the start I was enthralled in their magical story. Emma is the type of person you want to be your bff. She's fun and unique and she has charmed all of Pine Cove Island residents. Hunter though he doesn't quite believe she has magic and he is a bit hard headed and determined but sexy and loving as well. If you love a entertaining, quirky contemporary romance with a touch of magic then I highly recommend Don't Call Me Cupcake!



TARA SHEETS is an award-winning author of contemporary romance and women’s fiction. Her work has earned first place recognition in literary contests nationwide and her debut novel, Don’t Call Me Cupcake, won the 2016 Golden Heart® award sponsored by Romance Writers of America®. Tara began her career as an author in the Pacific Northwest, inspired by the rain and the misty mountains and the rivers of Starbucks coffee.  She now lives in the warm, wonderful South where she can stand outside with no coat on, and she finds that pretty inspiring too.  When not writing, Tara enjoys life with her book-loving family and a book-eating dog named Merlin. She is represented by Sarah Phair at Trident Media Group.


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Thursday, January 25, 2018

About That Kiss - Jill Shalvis


When love drives you crazy, the best thing to do is enjoy the ride!


About That Kiss
Heartbreaker Bay – Book 5
Jill Shalvis
Avon Books


When love drives you crazy . . .

When sexy Joe Malone never calls after their explosive kiss, Kylie shoves him out of her mind. Until she needs a favor, and it’s a doozy. Something precious to her has been stolen and there’s only one person with unique finder-and-fixer skills that can help—Joe. It means swallowing her pride and somehow trying to avoid the temptation to throttle him—or seduce him.

the best thing to do . . .

No, Joe didn’t call after the kiss. He’s the fun time guy, not the forever guy. And Kylie, after all she’s been through, deserves a good man who will stay. But everything about Kylie makes it damned hard to focus, and though his brain knows what he has to do, his heart isn’t getting the memo.

… is enjoy the ride.

As Kylie and Joe go on the scavenger hunt of their lives, they discover surprising things about each other. Now, the best way for them to get over “that kiss” might just be to replace it with a hundred more.
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About That Kiss is about to tie with Sweet Little Lies for being my favorite book in this series. Kylie and Joe's chemistry, connection and humor kept the story steady paced and completely fascinating. Kylie has a unique backstory and I love how her past twists in unique ways bringing us in the present mystery she's confronted with. Joe is just swoonworthy though a bit hard headed at times but like always men usually have a bit of that in them no matter how awesome they are. 
If you enjoy a fast paced romance with a touch of suspense I highly recommend checking out About That Kiss and the rest of the Heartbreaker Bay Series.





New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jill Shalvis writes warm, funny, sexy contemporary romances and women’s fiction. An Amazon, BN & iBooks bestseller, she’s also a two-time RITA winner and has more than 10 million copies of her books sold worldwide.






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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Meatloaf & Mistletoe - Katie Mettner


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Shepard Lund:
Age: 26
Looks: Tall, blond, and skinny
Favorite Food: Meatloaf
Status: Single, but secretly in love with his best friend

Ivy Lancombe: 
Age: 25
Looks: Short, chestnut brown, and buxom
Favorite Food: Blackberry Pie
Status: Single, but secretly in love with her best friend 

Shep has gone on more blind dates than he can count, and he has a notebook full of stories to prove it. Ivy never makes it past the first date, for reasons only she understands. Together, they’re the biggest dating disasters of Bells Pass.

This Christmas, the people of Bells Pass, Michigan have a plan to show Ivy and Shep they can’t ignore their hearts’ desires. It’s going to take an old spinster, an infamous diner, a mysterious man, and a hefty dose of Christmas wishing to get them under the mistletoe. Once there, they’ll let good old Christmas magic do the rest.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Wilde in Love - Eloisa James


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Lord Alaric Wilde, son of the Duke of Lindow, is the most celebrated man in England, revered for his dangerous adventures and rakish good looks. Arriving home from years abroad, he has no idea of his own celebrity until his boat is met by mobs of screaming ladies. Alaric escapes to his father’s castle, but just as he grasps that he’s not only famous but notorious, he encounters the very private, very witty, Miss Willa Ffynche.

Willa presents the façade of a serene young lady to the world. Her love of books and bawdy jokes is purely for the delight of her intimate friends. She wants nothing to do with a man whose private life is splashed over every newspaper.

Alaric has never met a woman he wanted for his own . . . until he meets Willa. He’s never lost a battle.

But a spirited woman like Willa isn’t going to make it easy. . . .

Monday, December 11, 2017

Unknown Trilogy - Wendy Higgins


   

From New York Times and USA Today bestseller Wendy Higgins comes a frighteningly realistic apocalyptic America brought to life and entwined with searing romantic tension that will leave you eager for more. UNDONE, the stunning conclusion in the Unknown Trilogy is now available! Grab your copies of the Unknown Trilogy today!

   

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About UNKNOWN (Unknown Trilogy #1):

Amber Tate believes the worst thing she’ll suffer in life is dealing with the unrequited love she feels for her brother’s best friend, Rylen Fite. She also believes war is something unfortunate that happens places far, far away from her rural Nevada town. She’s wrong on both counts.

When an unknown organization meticulously bombs major cities in the United States and across the globe, a trickle-down effect spreads to remaining towns at an alarming speed—everything from food and water sources to technology and communications are compromised. Without leadership, the nation is split between paralysis and panic, but Amber isn’t one to hide or watch helplessly. She’s determined to put her nursing skills to use, despite the danger, even if it means working alongside the man she can never have.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Holiday Wishes - Jill Shalvis


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It’s Christmastime again in Heartbreaker Bay!

When Sean O’Riley shows up at the Hartford Bed & Breakfast for his older brother’s bachelor weekend, he’s just hoping to make it through the weekend. What he’s not expecting is to come face to face with the woman he lost his virginity to a decade ago—a woman he’s never really forgotten.

The last time Lotti Hartford saw Sean, she told him she loved him while he said nothing. Now, ten years later, she’s just looking for a good time. For once, she wants to be the wild and free one, and Sean – the good time guy – is the perfect candidate.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Back Home at Firefly Lake - Jen Gilroy


Title: Back Home at Firefly Lake

Author: Jen Gilroy
Genre: Contemporary Romance / Women’s Fiction
Release Date: December 5, 2017
Publisher: Forever – Grand Central Publishing
Series: Firefly Lake
Print ISBN: 9781455569618
Digital ISBN: 9781455566938

She has a million reasons to leave. Can he give her the one she needs to stay?

Cat McGuire’s return to Firefly Lake is turning into much more than she bargained for. Sure, she missed the crisp pine-scented air and the comfort of having her family around her. But being home makes her feel less like the successful single mom she is–and more like the awkward teen who never fit in. It doesn’t help that hockey-pro Luc Simard is back in town, too. Luc was her childhood crush, the hometown hero who never noticed her, and yet somehow he still makes her heart skip a beat.

Luc’s homecoming has been bittersweet. He’s lost his wife and his career, but there’s no better place to start over than Firefly Lake. Coaching the local kids’ hockey team makes him feel alive again, and he thinks his life is complete–until Cat arrives. The shy girl he always wanted to protect is now the gorgeous woman who’s stealing his heart and making him believe in second chances. But how can he convince Cat that Firefly Lake is where she truly belongs?

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Cookie Christmas - Heather Karn


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Another year of Christmas preparations is in full swing at the North Pole’s own Christmas Village, and Holly is content to be working at her father’s bakery. But when Chip calls her into his office with a promotion she can’t turn down, life as Holly knows it is about to change. With a new bakery located in New York City scheduled to go online the first of November, and her at the head of the project, she has little time for distractions. That is, until she meets her handsome new assistant.

Merric quickly proves to be more than a competent assistant, especially when devastating news from back home puts all the pressure on them to make the new bakery a success. Even with their deadline approaching, romance blossoms between Holly and Merric, but it’s not without its challenges. Can it survive when Holly discovers a secret Merric has been hiding? Or will they pull together and fight for their chance at happiness and success?

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Holding On - Rachael Brownell


•✦•✦•✦•✦• BIRTHDAY FREEBIE •✦•✦•✦•✦•


For five years Becca has been struggling to hide her feelings for her best friend, Brad. Now she finally has a chance to move on. She’s in a new city, she’s attending a new school, and she’s met the first guy besides Brad who’s held her attention in a long time. Not only is Ethan attractive, he’s an amazing tennis player, and he might just be Becca’s match on and off the courts.
Brad has loved Becca for as long as he can remember. Now that Becca’s family has moved two thousand miles away, Brad may finally be ready to lay his heart on the line and do whatever it takes to hold on to Becca.
But is Brad too late? Or will Ethan’s secret drive Becca back into Brad’s arms? Torn between her love for Brad and the promise of something new and exciting with Ethan, Becca has an almost impossible choice to make, the choice between letting go or holding on.

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I absolutely loved this story. I was torn the whole time though I'm totally #TeamEthan. Ethan's secret drove me nuts and Becca was extremely patient waiting. Ethan's patience with Becca's friendship with Brad is unbelievable. If you're looking for a super angsty upper YA romance with lots of love I highly recommend checking out Holding On.  I can't wait to be able to dig in to the rest of the series. *runs off to buy rest of series*





Thursday, November 30, 2017

Christmas at the Candied Apple Cafe - Katherine Garbera


There’s nothing so magical as Christmas in New York…
Santa is coming to New York!
Snow is falling, excitement is high and the delicious scent of chocolate drifts along Fifth Avenue – the Candied Apple Café is ready for Christmas! And no one is busier than publicist Iona Summerlin. With so much to do, she doesn’t have time to think about men, dating, or the fact her last boyfriend ditched her for her brother… Relationships are off the menu!
Hotel boss Mads Eriksson is not looking forward to the first Christmas since losing his wife. His six-year-old daughter Sofia has lost her belief in Christmas magic along with her mother, and he has no idea what to do. But an unusually festive business meeting at the Candied Apple – and meeting the beautiful Iona – starts to defrost Mads’ frozen heart, and suddenly life seems full of light and sparkle again.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Stolen Kisses - Annie Rains


The irresistible Sawyer brothers of Blushing Bay, North Carolina, are back in this enchanting novel from the USA Today bestselling author of Forbidden Kisses and the Hero’s Welcome series.

Krista Nelson loves being a pediatric nurse. What she doesn’t love is her demanding boss and stressful workload. Fortunately, Krista knows she can count on a waterfront happy hour every Wednesday with her childhood best friend, Noah Sawyer, the one part of her life she never wants to change. But, like it or not, things are changing—because Krista can’t stop wondering what would happen if she grabbed Noah by the collar and kissed him like it was her job.

Bored of the superficial women he’s been dating, Noah’s putting his love life on hold so he can focus on his family’s high-end fishing business. Sure, there are moments when he’s tempted by Krista’s soft lips and killer smile—but her friendship is too important to Noah. How could he let himself jeopardize everything they share? The trouble is, if he doesn’t take the real risk of opening his heart, Noah might just let the perfect catch get away.