Jan 152017
 

Titus Returns by Amy Lillard
Series:  Wells Landing (# 5)
Release Date:  December 27, 2016
Publisher: Zebra Books
Pages: 352
Source: book provided by author  for review

 

 

In Wells Landing, Oklahoma’s warm and welcoming Amish community, there’s always hope for a new beginning—and a second chance…

Five tumultuous years have changed Titus Lambert in every way. Back then, Titus was preparing to marry his longtime sweetheart, Mandy Yoder. Then came the unthinkable—a tragic car wreck that left Titus serving time for vehicular manslaughter.

Titus isn’t sure he belongs in this peaceful place anymore, but he must make amends. When he goes to visit the Kings, whose son, Alvin, died that terrible night, he’s shocked to see that their farm has fallen into disrepair. Alvin’s sister, Abbie, resents Titus’s reappearance, but there’s no denying she needs his help. Honest toil—and their evolving friendship—slowly help his soul to heal. But with his feelings for Mandy still strong, Titus must choose between two very different futures, and find the strength and faith to claim the surprising gift of a fresh start.

 

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Jan 012017
 

Text Me, Maybe by Jolyse Barnett
Series:  A Single in the City
Release Date: August 8, 2016
Publisher: Entangled: Lovestruck
Pages: 231
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

New to the Big Apple, the last thing Lexie Bloom needs is to fall for two guys at once. Especially when she can’t have either. One is her personal trainer, an Adonis way out of her league. The other? A Brit Lit professor her svelte boss insists she woo for her—via text message, no less. Little does she know, the two are the same man…

Matthew Hennessey is intrigued by his shy new client at the gym. But before he gets the chance to ask her out, he discovers she’s the one crafting the flirty texts sent to him by a woman who wouldn’t know Lord Byron from Lady Gaga. To get to know her better, he allows Lexie to play her role. She may have given up on the idea of romance, but Matthew’s bound and determined to show her love is alive and well in New York City.

 

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Review: Sins of the Father by Winter Austin

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Dec 222016
 

Sins of the Father by Winter Austin
Series: McIntyre County (# 3)
Release Date: December 12, 2016
Publisher: Crimson Romance
Pages: 292
Source: book provided by the publisher for review
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Newly pinned deputy Jolie Murdoch’s first big job as a McIntire County deputy is to locate a missing girl. What Jolie doesn’t expect is to stumble upon a corpse – the girl’s father – with a prime suspect still hanging around. But why would local bartender Xavier Hartmann go off the deep end and bludgeon a man to death?

A former marine, Xavier is barely coping with a traumatic brain injury, and he has no memory of what happened at the crime scene. He came to Eider to confront his past, not get embroiled in a murder as the number one suspect. To make matters worse, as the mystery deepens, Xavier finds himself drawn to the reluctant deputy.

As Jolie fights against mounting pressure to get to the truth, she realizes there’s more to Xavier than meets the eye. But someone is lingering on the fringes, determined to put a stop to her investigation and Xavier’s freedom. Will Jolie do her sworn duty or buck the status quo to give her and Xavier’s newfound passion a chance?

 

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Review: Crashing the Net by Cheyenne Meadows

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Dec 212016
 

Crashing the Net by Cheyenne Meadows
Release Date: December 27,2016.
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing
Pages: 305
Source: book provided by the publisher for review
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Breaking barriers on the ice is just the start for a woman who craves so much more.

Ranger Deacon can’t believe his team’s bad luck. First their season falls into a steep slump, then their number one goalie goes down with a knee injury. Morale is in the pits and the coach springs one outrageous development on them—a woman will be joining the team to finish out the remainder of the games. He’s skeptical until he sees her play and loses a piece of his jaded heart in the process.

Piper Darrow is a hockey prodigy, a goalie at the top of her game in the women’s league. She’s just finished a stellar year when the opportunity of a lifetime presents itself—becoming the first woman to play in the men’s professional league. Plenty of obstacles stand in Piper’s way, including acceptance from the fans, the players and even her own teammates. That, along with some hard hits from opponents, she can handle. It’s the fierce desire she feels for Ranger that throws her for a loop.

Playing a male-dominated sport is difficult enough without the additional challenge of falling for the captain of the team. Piper knows the score, is determined to get the job done, but can’t help but wonder if there’s more to Ranger than excellence on the ice.

 

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Review: Carnal Hunger by Tory Richards

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Dec 142016
 

Carnal Hunger by Tory Richards
Release Date: August 24, 2016
Publisher: self published
Pages: 265
Source: book provided by the author for review

 

 

Straight out of prison and into the president’s chair of the Mad Dogs’ MC! VD’s set for taking the reins but he’s not ready for the impact one curvy little brunette has on his libido the second they lock eyes. It’s instant, it’s hot and it’s consuming! It’s the forever after kind of shit he’s not looking for, especially when the trouble heading the club’s way threatens to rip them apart.

 

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Review: The CEO’s Seduction by Diane Alberts

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Dec 132016
 

The CEO’s Seduction by Diane Alberts
Series: Hamilton Family (# 1)
Release Date: December 12, 2016
Publisher: Entangled Publishing LLC
Pages: 222
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

The last thing Brett Ross wants is to be back in the same old damn small town he grew up in, but his best friend is getting married, so there’s no way he’s skipping yet another visit back home. He knows what he’s getting into, coming back here, but the one thing he didn’t count on was the way Anna Hamilton made him feel the first time he sets eyes on her…and she’s all grown up.

Anna’s always been in love with Brett, even if she’s always been his best friend’s annoying little sister to him. But when he looks at her, she doesn’t see annoyance in his eyes anymore. If anything, she sees a silent calling for her to save him from himself…and she’s just the girl to do it. All she needs is to find a way to escape her pesky, protective older brothers.

And then the game is on.

 

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Review: One Bad Day by Edie Hart

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Dec 122016
 

One Bad Day by Edie Hart
Series: One Day (# 1)
Release Date: December 6, 2016
Publisher: Tulip Publishing LLC
Pages: 66
Source: Book provided by the publisher for review
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When Tessa agreed to do a favor for her boss, she never thought she’d end up being a mistaken target for a hired killer or falling for the sexy cop who is determined to keep her safe.

 

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Review: The Sweet Spot by Elley Arden

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Dec 082016
 

The Sweet Spot by Elley Arden
Series: Arlington Aces (# 2)
Release Date: December 5, 2016
Publisher: Crimson Romance
Pages: 182
Source: book provided by the publisher for review
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Once a Mets draft pick, Arlington Aces outfielder Giovanni Caceres never thought he’d be stuck playing in an independent league in small-town Pennsylvania. If he works hard and steers clear of trouble, he has a good shot of making it back to the majors. Until the team owner recruits him to give her niece hitting lessons and her repressed sister dance lessons . . .

Helen Anne Reed is being pulled in a million different directions, dealing with a struggling bookstore, her father’s Alzheimer’s, a controlling ex-husband, PTA madness, and now her daughter Macy’s desire to play baseball with the boys. Helen Anne is far more comfortable with pearls and aprons than cleats and gloves, but then sexy ballroom dancer-turned-baller Giovanni unexpectedly comes to her rescue.

When he reluctantly agrees to be Helen Anne’s dance partner for a school fundraising event, things heat up quickly between them, much to their surprise. Amid salsa lessons and ballpark bonding, can this vibrant charmer teach Helen Anne how to quit worrying and just let go? Or will Giovanni’s big league dreams bench this relationship before it even begins?

 

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Review: No Prince Charming by Angel Payne and Victoria Blue

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Dec 082016
 

No Prince Charming by Angel Payne and Victoria Blue
Series: Secrets of Stone (# 1)
Release Date: December 6, 2016
Publisher: Totally Bound
Pages: 294
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

Once upon a time, there was a girl who dressed up and went to a big party at the palace. When she was there, she met a prince. They danced and fell in love…

Damn good line. Too bad I don’t believe a word of it anymore. My name is Claire Montgomery and I’m not a princess. I’m a fighter. I worked hard to earn my place on the emergency image repair team for one of the biggest public relations companies in the country. We’ve been called to the renowned Chicago headquarters of Stone Global Corporation, where it’s our job to clean up a heap of the Stone family’s filthiest laundry. Our success will be the biggest victory of my career. I’m on my game. I’m ready.

Why doesn’t ready include a contingency plan for Killian Stone?

My name is Killian Stone. They call me the enigma of Magnificent Mile and that’s the way I like it. Elite tycoons want into my bank account. Their wives and daughters want into my pants. They’ll all do anything for a piece of the enigma—until a crack in the castle is too huge for anyone to ignore. What they all don’t know is that I’m thrilled about the fissure. Their fascination with the scandal means nobody will look at the bigger secret of the Stone family. I’m safe. Until Claire Montgomery walks through my doors. Her honesty, her bravery, her humor… They pull me in, a prism against the gray walls of my tower. I’m captivated. For the very first time, I long to shed the enigma. To share my secret. But what the hell will that get me?

Even if she fits the slipper I offer…I’m no Prince Charming.

 

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Review: Wrong Brother, Right Match by Jennifer Shirk

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Dec 052016
 

Wrong Brother, Right Match by Jennifer Shirk
Series: Anyone But You (# 3)
Release Date: December 5, 2016
Publisher: Entangled (Bliss)
Pages: 167
Source: book provided by the publisher for review
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Matchmaking guru Kennedy Pepperdine’s life is perfect. Perfect job. Perfect friends. Perfect boyfriend. Except…when she gets trapped in an elevator with a handsome stranger, she accidentally confesses a secret: maybe her perfect boyfriend, Justin, isn’t so perfect for her after all. But a matchmaker should be able to successfully match herself, right? Thankfully, she’ll never see the handsome stranger again. Until she heads home with Justin for the holidays and learns that the sexy stranger is none other than Justin’s older brother, Matt.

Matt Ellis is trying to be on his best behavior for his mother-it is Christmas, after all. But when he recognizes the beautiful woman from the elevator-the one he hasn’t been able to stop thinking about for months-his best behavior is being held by a thread. Matt’s always sacrificed for his family, and nothing is more important than their happiness, but the more time he spends around Kennedy, the more he wonders if her supposed “right match” might just be the wrong brother.

 

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