Tuesday, August 7, 2018

The Harvest Saga - Casey Bond

Title: The Harvest Saga
Author: Casey L Bond
Genre: YA Dystopian
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Blurb: Reap (Book 1):
The remnants of the United States of America have been divided.
From five enormous, technologically-advanced cities, the Greaters rule over the Lessers. In the Lesser village of Orchard, things are not as perfect as Abby Kelley thinks they are. When the apple harvest draws near and the Greater’s engineered fruits become too much for one village to handle alone, reinforcements from neighboring villages are called upon.
Having to choose between her best friend, whom she has no romantic feelings for, and mysterious newcomer Crew, Abby finds herself in the middle of a harvest that she had no intention of becoming a part of. She becomes involved in a situation that threatens the strict rule of the Greaters, and just might give the Lessers hope for a better tomorrow. But, can she help the Lessers without losing Crew? And if she chooses Crew, will she lose her best friend?
Resist (Book 2):
Abby Kelley returns home from the Greater city of Olympus to find that things in Orchard Village are bad, very bad. The Olympian Guard has taken over village affairs. The Lessers are being worked to the bone in the coldest winter Orchard has seen. Villagers are being dragged away for the slightest indication of what they call “resistance.” She needs to keep her head down and her mouth shut. But, it’s so hard to do when everything within you screams rebellion.
Kyan is coming on strong, trying to convince her to take a chance on him. Shocking news of Crew’s activities in Olympus sweeps through the Villages. When Abby is taken away by the Olympian guard, Kyan sends word to Vesuvius for help. But, no one could have predicted their idea of help or what they might expect in return.
Who will be left to pick up the pieces of Abby’s heart?
Reclaim (Book 3):
The Greaters have ruled over the Lessers since The Fall. They’ve taken Abby’s family. They’ve taken her friends. They’ve taken her hostage and threatened the villages.
Enough is enough. Freedom is worth fighting for. Love is worth dying for.
And the Lessers are done taking orders from the Greaters.
Reclaim…the epic conclusion of the award-winning Harvest Saga.
Award-winning author Casey L. Bond resides in Milton, West Virginia with her husband and their two beautiful daughters. When she’s not busy being a domestic goddess and chasing her baby girls, she loves to write young adult and new adult fiction. You can find more information about Bond’s books via the following links: 
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A SLAM JOLTED ME OUT of my slumber. Another bang echoed in the front of the cabin, and footsteps hurried to my door. I didn’t know how long I’d slept, or if it was still daylight, but I was still tired and wanted to retreat back into the sweet abyss again. My door opened, and I turned my head to see my aunt standing in the doorway. “What happened, Abby?” She rushed over. I tried to push myself up, but my back was so stiff. The skin even felt stiff. How was that possible? I winced. “Stay down. Let me see.” She gingerly lifted the back of Ky’s shirt and peeked underneath. The fabric slowly peeled away from my skin where the bandages Evelyn had applied didn’t quite reach, or had shifted, and it felt like part of the wounds tore open again. A hiss escaped from between my teeth at the same time a curse flew from her lips.  “Evelyn sent more salve. She said that your body would absorb part of it and that more would have to be packed in.” Lulu helped me sit up and, one by one, I unbuttoned the shirt and again pried it away from my back. The only portion not torn to shreds from the fifteen lashes was the part my bra had covered; although, by the last lash, it only hung on by a thread. “Evelyn came to the depot. She said you’d been injured and gave me the medicine and salve. I had no idea. Did Norris do this?”All I could do was nod. Lulu took my shirt as I laid back down on my stomach and tried to remain as still as possible while she packed my wounds. Having left the room, I could hear her banging around in the kitchen before she returned with a steaming mug containing more of the special tea. I gulped it down, hoping it would help numb the pain like it had before. When my head hit the pillow, I fell asleep almost immediately. Something was touching my face, caressing my cheek. The skin that brushed mine was rough, hardened by the work we all shared. Am I dreaming? I waited, trying to see if it was real or part of a dream. Whichever it was, it was nice, comforting. Rough fingertips moved over the parts of my back that weren’t split open and packed with gunk. I sucked in a breath and held it. It was real. I moved my head and saw his silhouette against the candlelight flickering in from the kitchen and living room. “Ky?” My voice was raspy and barely sounded like my own. Sleep and exhaustion filled every chord. “Shh. I’m here.” Suddenly, I was very aware I was lying shirtless on my bed. Even though I was on my stomach, that didn’t help me feel any less naked in front of my best friend—who happened to be a member of the male species—a very fine specimen according to my girlfriends.I knew he was handsome. I wasn’t blind. But I didn’t see him like that. He’d dated many of my friends and was getting ready to marry Paige Winters after the harvest was complete and the orchards picked bare. His fingertips traced the intact skin between my shoulder blades, and I tensed under his touch. He’d kissed my head and temple and hugged me more times than I could count, but that was different; it was more intimate. His touch was delicate, gentle compared to his normal strength, and anything but playful. “Ky?” He didn’t answer. His fingers explored my back, careful not to stray too close to the wounds streaking across my skin. “Kyan?” “Shut up, Abby. Just let me... Just shut up.” He’d never talked to me like that. His voice was raspy, and he’d never, ever told me to shut up before. So I did. I wasn’t sure why. He shouldn’t have been touching my skin. Shouldn’t have been caressing the good parts left; but, sitting with me in the dark, he was doing exactly that, and I was allowing it.
Copyrighted 2014 Casey L. Bond

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Set the Night on Fire - Laura Trentham


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Ella Boudreaux has a lot to prove to her family, friends, and foes—and to herself. So when her marriage ends she decides to invest her energy and money into a place that brings back some of Ella’s happiest memories: the Abbott brothers’ garage. Maybe, if she puts her mind to it, she can teach skeptical, stubborn Mack Abbott how to make the business a true success. Which would be a lot easier if the hunky mechanic didn’t make her motor run quite so fast…and hot.

Mack was furious when his brother, Ford, sold his share of the business. He’s in no rush to team up with a wealthy divorcée who shows up to the garage in stilettos—and the longest, sexiest legs he’s seen in forever. But Ella’s grit and determination won’t quit…and soon Mack can see that she’s been down a few rough roads herself. Neither Mack nor Ella can deny the fierce attraction that’s revving up between them. Could it be that true love has been in the backseat all along…and they’ve finally found the key?

Monday, July 30, 2018

The Duke Buys a Bride - Sophie Jordan


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A bride wasn’t in his plans . . .

The last thing Marcus, the Duke of Autenberry, expects to see after sleeping off a night’s drunken shenanigans is a woman being auctioned in the village square. Before he can think about the ramifications, he buys her, thinking he’s winning the girl her freedom. Instead, he discovers he’s bought a wife.

A duke wasn’t in hers . . .

Alyse Bell is almost rid of the shackles that bound her in a name-only marriage, but the day her friend promised to purchase her in a wife auction, he vanishes, leaving her to face a mob of unsavory bachelors intent on owning her body and soul. But the appearance of a wicked, wealthy stranger changes her path forever.

The road to ruin . . .

Marcus doesn’t know what to do with the impertinent chit who clearly isn’t duchess material! Insisting their marriage isn’t legitimate, they leave for his estate in Scotland, hoping to devise a plan to get rid of each other. However, on a journey fraught with misadventure, their attraction grows and Marcus realizes he’ll do anything to keep this fiery woman for his own.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Born to be Wilde - Eloisa James


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The richest bachelor in England plays matchmaker…for a heiress he wants for himself!
For beautiful, witty Lavinia Gray, there’s only one thing worse than having to ask the appalling Parth Sterling to marry her: Being turned down by him.
Now the richest bachelor in England, Parth is not about to marry a woman as reckless and fashion-obsessed as Lavinia; he’s chosen a far more suitable bride. But when he learns of Lavinia’s desperate circumstances, he offers to find her a husband. Even better, he’ll find her a prince.
As usual, there’s no problem Parth can’t fix. But the more time he spends with the beguiling Lavinia, the more he finds himself wondering…

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Her Fear - Shelley Shepard Grey


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Sadie Detweiler never imagined she’d move to Kentucky, yet here she is: a pregnant, unmarried Amish girl banished by unforgiving parents to live with kin she barely knows. The men are gruff and her cousins are secretive. Worst of all, elderly matriarch Verba becomes mysteriously ill shortly after Sadie moves in. When EMT Noah Freeman arrives, Sadie immediately notices he’s unlike any other Amish man she’s met. Noah is warm, confident, and has an easy way with practically everyone in the community, both Amish and English. Though Sadie is drawn to him, she has little hope he will reciprocate her feelings once he learns she’s with child.
Noah can’t understand how a girl as sweet and lovely as Sadie ended up sleeping on a cot in Verba Stauffer’s kitchen. He also senses Sadie is terrified of something. Concerned, he checks up on her. Eventually they strike up a friendship and soon their attraction is undeniable. When Verba later dies at the hospital and her death is followed by two others, Noah’s boss wants him to dig around the Amish community for clues. He agrees—for Sadie’s sake—because only the truth will keep her safe and by his side.


Sadie has a strength in her that would rival any person. After being kicked out and her baby's father denying he had anything to do with it's conception she moves far away to Hart to live with her uncle and cousins. Noah is an outsider among his Amish community because he's working to become an EMT. It's his calling and he's proud of his accomplishment. He can help others and extending that when the emergency crews have a call at an Amish house. Two lives collide for an emergency call at Sadie's home and the connection for Noah is undeniable. Noah is a good, honorable man and he cares for those he loves. He will do anything to care for and protect them. 
Once again Shelley Shepard Gray has woven a wonderful, Amish romance with multiple layers that keeps a reader engaged from the first page to the end.


Friday, July 20, 2018

Once Upon A Player - Christina Phillips

 
 
 
Falling for the player was never part of the plan…

Violet

When my mum gets sick, I volunteer to fill in for her and clean some hot jock’s penthouse. I’ve heard all the rumors about him, so the plan is get in, clean some toilet bowls, and get out. After my last experience with a “sports hero,” I’m done with that sort of guy.

But Lucas Carter is full of surprises. He wants to help me clean and is nothing like the toad the press has made him out to be. Resistance may be futile for some girls, but not me. Then he asks me to help him with the interior design of his new place. I can’t say, no. It’s going to look great on my resume.

Unfortunately, spending time with Lucas is dangerous. He’s so charming and sweet, but I can’t let myself forget––once a player, always a player.

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Violet meets Lucas when she covers for her mom. Lucas' footballer (soccer) rep is well known around town, he's a player and Violet is done with footballers and players. What Violet doesn't expect is a sweet, caring guy underneath it all. Violet and Lucas are awesome. I've not enjoyed a couple this much in a while. They're lovable goofballs I'd want to be friends with. They each have their own insecurities but their bumbling is adorable and irresistible throughout the story.
If you're looking for an amazing read that has romance, humor and drama  I recommend reading Once Upon a Player! 


Christina Phillips is an ex-pat Brit who now lives in sunny Western Australia with her high school sweetheart and their family. She enjoys writing contemporary, historical and paranormal romance where the stories sizzle and the heroine brings her hero to his knees.

She is a multiple finalist in the 2012 – 2014 ARRA Awards for Favorite Erotic Romance, Favorite Contemporary Romance and Favorite Paranormal Romance. She has been published by Entangled Publishing, Tule Publishing, Harlequin Escape, Penguin/Berkley Heat and The Wild Rose Press, and is also indie published. She is a member of the Romance Writers of Australia and helped establish the inaugural Professional Development for Authors program, and has been a member of the editorial team for the RWA’s monthly newsletter, Hearts Talk. She loves hearing from her readers!

Christina is addicted to good coffee, expensive chocolate and bad boy heroes. She is also owned by three gorgeous cats who are convinced the universe revolves around their needs. They are not wrong.

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Friday, July 13, 2018

When We Found Home - Susan Mallery




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Life is meant to be savored, but that’s not easy with no family, limited prospects and a past you’d rather not talk about.

Callie Smith doesn’t know how to feel when she discovers she has a brother and a sister—Malcolm, who grew up with affection, wealth and privilege, and Keira, a streetwise twelve-year-old. Despite her trepidation, she moves into the grand family home with her siblings and grandfather on the shores of Lake Washington, hoping just maybe this will be the start of a whole new life.

But starting over can be messy. Callie and Keira fit in with each other, but not with their posh new lifestyle, leaving Malcolm feeling like the odd man out in his own home. Becoming a family will take patience, humor, a little bit of wine and a whole lot of love. But love isn’t Malcolm’s strong suit…until he learns that an open heart, like the family table, can always make room for more.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Fight For You - Nina Crespo


Nina Crespo, author of the charming and sexy Forget You, is back with a sizzling romance that will have you believing in
 second chances, forgiveness, and learning to love despite the
 past.

In this second of the Kingman Brothers series, Aiden Kingman is
 reunited with the woman he mistakenly wronged seven years ago
...and this time around, he’s determined to make things right in 
FIGHT FOR YOU by Nina Crespo out now!

In this second of the Kingman Brothers series, Aiden Kingman is reunited with the woman he
mistakenly wronged seven years ago...and this time around, he’s determined to make things right. Seven years ago, Aiden Kingman had to choose between betraying Delanie Clark and her father or staying loyal to his father’s company. He chose his father—losing Delanie in the process—and he’s regretted it ever since. Now as CEO and partner in Kingman Partners International, he needs to finalize buying a retreat property, but there’s one major hold up: Delanie is the contract negotiator for the owner, and she doesn’t trust him. Delanie and her father lost everything when Aiden’s father lied about his intentions for buying her family’s mountain retreat. She swore that she would never have anything to do with Aiden Kingman again. But now she’s facing him across the negotiating table, and sparks that had previously been stamped out reignite between them. When tragedy places the deal on the line, will they put their history behind them? Or will the deal cost them both their second chance at love?

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Aiden and Delanie were torn apart by Aiden's betrayal. Delanie is confident, determined and successful and she needs to have more balance in her life. She doesn't want a relationship after her divorce and the betrayal by Aiden before that. Aiden knows he chose wrong when he was younger and his father betrayed him, in turn, causing Aiden to betray Delanie. No woman ever measured up. I love his resolve that he's not going to let her go again. His growth since he was younger is amazing and his swoon-worthy personality doesn't hurt a reader dig into the story fast. If you're looking for a fast-paced, second chance romance that's so hot you could fry an egg on your device then I highly recommend checking out Fight For You!






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Monday, July 2, 2018

The Prince - Katharine Ashe



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The temptation of her lips…
Libby Shaw refuses to accept society’s dictates. She’s determined to become a member of Edinburgh’s all-male Royal College of Surgeons. Disguising herself as a man, she attends the surgical theater and fools everyone—except the one man who has never forgotten the shape of her exquisitely sensual lips.
…will make a prince say yes to her every desire.
Forced to leave his home as a boy, famed portraitist Ziyaeddin is secretly the exiled prince of a distant realm. When he first met Libby, he memorized every detail of her face and drew her. But her perfect lips gave him trouble—the same lips he now longs to kiss. When Libby asks his help to hide her feminine identity from the world, Ziyaeddin agrees on one condition: she must sit for him to paint—as a woman. But what begins as a daring scheme could send them both hurtling toward danger… and an unparalleled love.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Inherited Light - Katie Mettner




When Lorenzo Dalton inherited his Grandma Mabel’s BMW Coupe, he was a twenty-two-year-old kid without a care in the world. Now, two years later, his inheritance has lost its luster, and so has his life, until an old friend rolls through the doors of the Little Ivywood Humane Society.

Catalina Chavéz, a successful artist, has spent fifteen years hiding her personal demons by hiding her heart. Now, staring thirty in the face, she’s ready to relinquish her recluse status and reconnect with old friends. She just wasn’t expecting one of them to be a tall, dark, and handsome Lorenzo Dalton.

Cat and Lorenzo find they share the same taste in food, music, and dreams for their future. They also share a mutual enemy, Xavier Carrellton. Threats, lies, murder, and betrayal swirl through the air of Little Ivywood, California, and neither knows friend from foe. Someone wants them dead, and they must find the killer, before the killer finds them.



Chapter One


Twenty months later

I wiped my brow and grabbed my tape, measuring the distance of the latches to make sure they were in the right place before I installed the gate. The stalls lining both sides of the wall resembled the ones you see in a barn for horses. These stalls were much smaller though, and the gates would hold the pooches in during rest and feeding time. The rest of the day, while their owners worked or enjoyed their vacation, the dogs could expect serious spoiling. The dogs boarded here at Dalton’s Doggie Daycare would enjoy trips to the dog park and outdoor kennel time as well as grooming and bathing. The small, separate building behind the humane society had a new doggie salon and self-serve dog washing station. I promised to have it finished by next month, just in time to reveal it at the annual humane society carnival.

Dr. Foster Kern, my brother-in-law and director of the humane society, took me out for a beer one night about a year ago, and asked me what I envisioned when he said doggie daycare and salon. Luckily, I’d been in the habit of carrying a small notebook in my back pocket for when inspiration hit. I used the notebook to draw a rough layout of what I pictured for the project. He liked my idea of making the salon a separate building. It allowed easier access to the self-serve dog wash for the public, and if I moved the laundry facility to the salon there was room for two extra daycare stalls.

In the end, Foster declined all the professional contracted bids for the project and hired me to do the job. It’s been a lot of trial by fire for a young carpenter, but I couldn't be prouder of the results. Not only would I have it done in the time frame he gave me, but unless something untoward occurs, the project will come in under budget as well. I took great pride in this build as it would be a huge résumé booster for me, whether I decide to work with a company or go it on my own. Since working here at the shelter, I’ve taken a liking to working for myself, and I’m tossing around continuing the trend when I finish here. There’s something to be said for being twenty-four and having the freedom to do what you want while making good money doing it.

Since Mabel, my grandmother who didn’t allow us to call her grandma, died, the humane society has become a second home for our whole family. Because of Mabel and her Saint Bernard, Brutus, my sister Cinn met Foster Kern. Unlike her ex-husband, Foster understood her illness and did everything in his power to convince her he would always love her. They had a beautiful ceremony about a year ago at Trigger’s Dog Park, the place they first met. The acre of land Mabel had donated to the shelter was now a bustling park for all of Little Ivywood’s canines to romp in safely. If it weren’t for Mabel’s death, the park, and Brutus, who knows what path our lives would have taken.

Tabitha found herself in some hot water right after Mabel passed, but even she has joined in. To get herself out of hot water she agreed to one hundred hours of community service at the shelter. She teamed up with Foster and together they organized a public service directive about dogs and antifreeze poisoning. Even when she finished the project, and had her service hours approved by the judge, Tabby didn’t leave her role as a volunteer at the shelter. The truth is, she has been the driving force behind this doggie daycare and salon. She has organized, advertised, procured donations, and set up an advertising campaign by herself for no reimbursement. She and Foster raised enough money for the project without even touching the money Mabel left the society.

My maḿa and dad didn’t want to miss out on the party either. They sold their house and moved into the apartment above the shelter where Foster used to live. After he and Cinn were married, they decided to live in Mabel’s house. It was significantly bigger than the apartment above the shelter, especially if they planned to have kids. My parents decided it was time to downsize since all their baby birds had flown the nest, and asked if they could rent it. Foster refused to take money, instead insisting they could pay their rent by helping around the shelter, cleaning the exam rooms at night, and taking shifts when the doggie daycare was up and running. Even though my dad still works, they agreed to those terms and moved in last April. They hadn’t lived here a month when a stray miniature schnauzer from the shelter found her way up the stairs to their apartment, and forgot to leave. She’s a sweet little thing, and honestly, I haven’t seen my parents this happy in ages. They act the same way the newlyweds do. Maybe it’s true what they say about a change of scenery giving you renewed energy and a new outlook on life. Since they moved here they both feel needed again, which was something they didn’t realize they were lacking. Mamá no longer has a blank stare on her face as if she’s lost, which makes all of us feel better. I suppose it’s hard when you’ve spent your life taking care of others, and suddenly they’re all gone. All you have left are blank walls to stare at and too many hours in your day.

Once I finished my apprenticeship, I found an apartment above a small diner in the middle of Little Ivywood. As a single guy, it meant easy access to food, which was handy since I can wield a hammer, but not a frying pan. After living there for just a few months the owner took me under her wing and insisted I have a hot meal twice a day when I’m home. Usually my dinner is the leftover special of the day she packages up and leaves for me to pick up. She calls it a special perk only for renters and you won’t hear me complain. Her food is fantastic and she often fixes authentic Mexican food, which reminds me of my childhood.

I grew up eating authentic Mexican food, since Maḿa moved to the U.S. on a work visa from Mexico. She attended most of her formative years of school here, but lived with her aunt, who owned a Hispanic grocery and café. Fresh out of high school, she fell in love with a guy named Bennie and as they say, the rest is history. She learned to cook from the women in her family, and we grew up on the spoils of her talent. Having a Hispanic mother meant something different to each of us. Like Tabitha and Cinn, I’m fluently bilingual, but I got most of my dominant genes from my dad. At nearly six feet two inches, I’m as thin as a twig, at least according to my landlord, but didn’t luck out and get the golden skin tone my sisters inherited. The one thing I did get from Maḿa, besides her love of food, was her beautiful black hair. I used to keep it long, weaving it into a braid while I worked, but after attending a safety class in college, and learning I could be scalped if it got caught in certain tools, I cut it immediately.

“Hello? Is anybody home?” called a voice from the front of the shelter.

I dropped my hammer into my tool belt and strode to the door, which opened to the waiting area. There was a woman sitting in the open space, gazing at the pictures on the walls. Her long chocolate brown hair curled around her cheeks. Her face held the roundness of a small child, but glowed with exuberance. Cherub was the word which rolled through my mind. She reminded me of someone I used to know, but I couldn’t put my finger on it. All I knew was she took my breath away and tied my tongue as I stood frozen in place.

When I could take a breath again, I held the door open with one hand. “Hello, are you looking for someone?”

Her head swiveled in my direction and she smiled. In all my life never has a smile rendered me speechless the way hers did today. “Hi, yes, my friend, Cinn Dalton, or rather Cinn Kern,” she said, her voice lilting in a way to make me think she was a singer or a poet. I had heard it before. The grocery store? College? I couldn’t decide.

I let the door go and stepped forward, sticking my hand out for her to shake after I checked to make sure it was clean. “Nice to meet you, I’m Cinn’s brother, Lorenzo.” The feel of her hand in mine made me breathless, and I immediately wondered how the rest of her would feel under my hands. I swallowed as a feeling of sadness, loneliness, and pain gripped me. I shook my head a little bit to clear it and drew my hand back immediately. “What’s your name, beautiful?”

She laughed, throwing her head back and holding her hands to her chest as if she was praying. “It’s been a long time since someone called me beautiful. Thanks, Lorenzo.”

I grinned, nodding my head. “I only speak the truth, Ms….”

“Catalina Chávez,” she answered, finishing my sentence for me. “You don’t remember me? I’m an old friend of Cinn’s from middle school. Boy, you certainly have grown up, Lorenzo. The last time I saw you, I think you came to here on me.” She held her hand near her neck and then let her hand drop.

I knelt in front of her wheelchair, so I could gaze into her eyes. “Tally?” I asked, shocked to be in front of the girl who used to practically live at my house when she and Cinn were in middle school. She wore braces on her teeth, drew on everything she could find, and barely spoke. The girl from my childhood had become a knockout.

She nodded, twisting her hands on her lap. “I am, but no one calls me Tally anymore. The life you remember ended for me a long time ago. Everyone calls me Lina now.”

I shook my head a few times as I ran my childhood backward through my memory. No matter what way I remembered it, she wasn’t in a wheelchair during the time she spent at our house. “You don’t look a thing like a Lina,” I mused. “I never cared for Tally, either. You always seemed like a cat to me. Mysterious, posed, and regal. I do believe I’ll go with Cat, if you’re all right with it.” I grinned and she did too, almost a mirror image of my own. Her head bounced up and down once, but it was enough for me to know she was fine with it. “I know my sister is around here somewhere. I’m a carpenter now and working on the shelter expansion, which is why I’m here at three p.m. on a Wednesday.”

She appeared surprised, but folded her hands in her lap. “I feel ancient sitting here talking to the boy who used to wear Underoos and tried to scare us while we watched scary movies.”

I laughed, and groaned, at the same time and waved my hand as if to wipe the memory away. “I promise you, I’m not an Underoos boy any longer.”

She shook her head. “No, you certainly aren’t. You’re all grown up now and I’m a little tongue-tied."


I love Lorenzo he's sweet kind and once he lays eyes on Cat he can't get her out of his mind. Having two sisters and strong mother Lorenzo knows how to treat a lady. He's a sexy carpenter who can make a girl weak in the knees. Cat has had a rough life but she's still positive and ready to step out of her shell. She's caring and the type of friend you'd love to have. Their connection and attraction is undeniable. Cat and Lorenzo fight the odds for their love to last as obstacles are thrown at them left and right. If you enjoy an amazing friends to lovers romance with some mystery and suspense thrown in, then I highly recommend reading Inherited Light!






Katie Mettner writes from a little house in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. She's the author of more than thirty romance novels, all featuring a disabled hero or heroine. Most of her series are set in the Midwest and are a mix of new adult and romantic suspense.

Katie lives with her soulmate, whom she met online on Thanksgiving and married the following April. Together they share their lives with their three children and one very special leopard gecko named Gibbs. Katie has a slight addiction to Twitter and blogging, with a lessening aversion to Pinterest now that she quit trying to make the things she pinned.


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Friday, June 29, 2018

Wicked and the Wallflower - Sarah MacLean


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When Wicked Comes Calling…
When a mysterious stranger finds his way into her bedchamber and offers his help in landing a duke, Lady Felicity Faircloth agrees—on one condition. She’s seen enough of the world to believe in passion, and won’t accept a marriage without it.
The Wallflower Makes a Dangerous Bargain...
Bastard son of a duke and king of London’s dark streets, Devil has spent a lifetime wielding power and seizing opportunity, and the spinster wallflower is everything he needs to exact a revenge years in the making. All he must do is turn the plain little mouse into an irresistible temptress, set his trap, and destroy his enemy.
For the Promise of Passion...
But there’s nothing plain about Felicity Faircloth, who quickly decides she’d rather have Devil than another. Soon, Devil’s carefully laid plans are in chaos and he must choose between everything he’s ever wanted…and the only thing he’s ever desired.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Can't Be Love - Julie Trettel


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Lily Westin has waited her entire life to find her one true mate. She has big dreams and expectations of what her perfect man will be like. A dreamer and a lover, Lily patiently waits as each of her siblings finds their mate, just waiting for the day she feels the tingle run down her spine and her happily ever after finally begins.

But what happens when reality doesn’t live up to expectations?

Thomas Collier is future Alpha of the Collier Pack. While from the outside he looks like he has the world at his fingertips, in truth, life hasn’t been so easy for him. He’s never really given much thought into a true mate and is ready to settle for a compatible one, until he catches the scent of the one woman he is destined to be with. Now he must convince her that he’s not the man she thinks he is.

Thomas and Lily already have a connected past, with many predetermined assumptions. Can they get past what they think they know of each other to find true love? Or will stubborn pride keep them from their happily ever after?