Monday, October 12, 2020

Heart Strings


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I loved Logan and Lottie when we met them in What The Heart Wants anthology.

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I had no idea how their story would be more. 

Never doubt the power of the storyteller to give you an unexpected story that will touch your heart and deliver a wonderful HEA. 

It seems as readers we are attracted to one 'type' in our heroes. I will admit I tend to follow that stereotype. I love a possessive, protective alpha type. However, what if the author wraps him up in an unassuming package. Soft-spoken, not high powered or other alpha typical job. What about a songwriter who wants to bring a few moments of light to the girl with the weight of the world on her shoulders. That's Logan. He is tender and caring. He is watchful and patient. But wake up his protective side, and he is there for it. 

Lottie is not the typical heroine needing to be saved. She's stuck in a situation where she feels she wants to do the right thing. She's not meek - she's lost her family and doesn't want to add to the stress by making what she sees as selfish demands. Meeting Logan opens her up to the possibility of something different. The view of voicing her opinion and wants to have others see her.

I love the dynamic two people coming from two different lives and experiences and finding love together. The story flowed and spilled over in all the spot of my heart.  Every Lottie deserves a Logan.

I recommend you buy the story as this will be a standalone to read over and over again.

About the book...

A woman drowning in sorrow. Invisible.  

A man that notices it all. Sees her.

All Montgomery Logan wants to do is ease the pain of the woman he feels a strange, protective pull to. He serenades her from afar, knowing their worlds will never intersect.

Until the day they do.

And everything changes.

Will their differences make them stronger or tear them apart?


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About Melanie Moreland

New York Times/USA Today bestselling author Melanie Moreland, lives a happy and content life in a quiet area of Ontario with her beloved husband of twenty-seven-plus years and their rescue cat, Amber. Nothing means more to her than her friends and family, and she cherishes every moment spent with them.

While seriously addicted to coffee, and highly challenged with all things computer-related and technical, she relishes baking, cooking, and trying new recipes for people to sample. She loves to throw dinner parties, and also enjoys traveling, here and abroad, but finds coming home is always the best part of any trip. 

Melanie loves stories, especially paired with a good wine, and enjoys skydiving (free falling over a fleck of dust) extreme snowboarding (falling down stairs) and piloting her own helicopter (tripping over her own feet.) She's learned happily ever afters, even bumpy ones, are all in how you tell the story.

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Thursday, September 3, 2020

Couple Goals: Steamy, Fun and Entertaining Romance - Revved To The Maxx by Melanie Moreland

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Maxx Reynolds needs help.

His shop, house, and life are all in a state of disarray. In desperation, he turns to the internet to hire a new employee, thinking it will make his life easier.

What he expects is a fellow named Charly.

What he gets is a quirky, sassy, red-head name Charlynn who runs circles around him.

And she's all woman.

He can't stand her.

He can't keep his hands off her either.

Brand new romantic comedy from NYT Bestselling author Melanie Moreland. This small-town is about to see fireworks when feisty Charly starts to organize more than Maxx’s life.


“You’re a pain in the ass, anyone ever tell you that?”

“You’re a controlling jerk who refuses to admit he needs help.”

We were so close, I could feel her warm breath on my face. See the flecks of gray in the green of her eyes. I glared at her.

“You’re trying my patience, Red.”

“You’re pissing me off,” she retorted, jabbing at my chest with her pointy finger.

I grabbed her hand, and we both stared at it. Felt the heat bubbling in the air around us. Our gazes locked, and suddenly, my mouth was on hers. Demanding. Hard. Determined.
She yanked back, her breathing hard. “You’re an asshole.”

“I know.”

Then she flung her arms around my neck and kissed me back. She pulled me hard, yanking on my hair. I wrapped my arm around her, settling my hand on that spectacular ass, and dragging her close. Our tongues battled for dominance, neither of us giving an inch.

It was only the sound of a car door slamming out front that had us pulling apart. We faced each other, her lips swollen from our passion, her rapid breathing matching mine. My cock was hard and erect, pulsating with need.

She swallowed. “I’ll order that wipe-off board.”

I nodded. “Yeah, you do that.”

She turned and fled.  


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“You like older men, Red?”

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About Melanie Moreland
New York Times/USA Today bestselling author Melanie Moreland, lives a happy and content life in a quiet area of Ontario with her beloved husband of twenty-seven-plus years and their rescue cat, Amber. Nothing means more to her than her friends and family, and she cherishes every moment spent with them.
While seriously addicted to coffee, and highly challenged with all things computer-related and technical, she relishes baking, cooking, and trying new recipes for people to sample. She loves to throw dinner parties, and also enjoys traveling, here and abroad, but finds coming home is always the best part of any trip. Melanie loves stories, especially paired with a good wine, and enjoys skydiving (free falling over a fleck of dust) extreme snowboarding (falling down stairs) and piloting her own helicopter (tripping over her own feet.) She's learned happily ever afters, even bumpy ones, are all in how you tell the story.

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Thursday, August 13, 2020

Personal Favorite on my Bookshelf: Release Day A Moment Like You by Claudia Burgoa


My existence has one purpose, her.

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USA Today Bestselling author Claudia Burgoa presents a witty, funny & heartfelt billionaire, enemies-to-lovers romance.

I hate my boss. He’s the devil in disguise—but I just can’t seem to stay away.

When my employer Henry Alderidge is set to claim a large inheritance from his deceased father, he drags me along with him—because he needs his assistant. I have no choice but to move across the country with Satan’s bastard and stay with him for over a year in order to pay for my mother’s debts.

Henry drags me to a small town where everyone knows your business and to a family that’s more broken than close. The Alderidge brothers are handsome, arrogant, and sinful.

They’re also too much to handle.

Henry’s dad lost his mind before he died, and the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. I don’t know how I’ll survive for eighteen months with this man.

Except you should never judge a book by its cover. And Henry Alderidge has more hiding beneath the surface than I ever thought possible...

The Baker’s Creek Billionaire Brothers series is a romantic comedy saga packed with the perfect mix of angst, tears, and laughs. If you like strong heroines & alpha males, steamy romances, and witty love stories, this series is for you!



About the Author:

Claudia is an award-winning, USA Today bestselling author.

She lives in Colorado, working for a small IT. She has three children and manages a chaotic household of two confused dogs, and a wonderful husband who shares her love of all things geek. To survive she works continually to find purpose for the voices flitting through her head, plus she consumes high quantities of chocolate to keep the last threads of sanity intact.


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Monday, August 10, 2020

Review: Stay

Stay Stay by Jessica Frances
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was everything I hoped and needed it to be!
Book 3 Connor and Rocky are dating -ish.
Well, they are trying.
Between the poopy diapers and random bullets, it's a bit hard to spend some romantic time.

As told from Connor's POV, it's the overwhelming parent with a healthy helping new love all wrapped up in an adorable story. Once again author Jessica Frances brings warmth and humor to the story giving the reader entertaining escape.

If you've not binged on the first two books, now is the time!

Recommendation: Read, devour and buy it!

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Friday, July 31, 2020

Cover Reveal for the NEXT Bailey Brother and I am READY!

2 Title: Unraveling Him 
Author: Claire Kingsley 
Photographer: Furious Fotog 
Cover Design: Lori Jackson Designs 
Model: Chase Ketron 
Release Date: August 20, 2020 

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She’s the sunshine to his storm cloud Stoic, growly Evan Bailey has enough on his plate. A growing business, a pack of brothers who drive him crazy, a gossip-loving small town, and a rivalry that runs deeper than any family feud. Love? That’s a hard pass. He already learned the hard way that he’s better off alone. Fiona Gallagher has a problem. Or more like ten, but who’s counting? The trouble with her car is just the cherry on top of the crap sundae, but she won’t let that get her down. Besides, she has a plan. Evan Bailey—that brooding custom car builder who happens to hate her father—is going to help her. He just doesn’t know it yet. The last thing Evan needs is the overly cheery Fiona crashing into his solitary life. But her offer is too compelling to ignore. Fiona isn’t there to pick through the wreckage of Evan’s heart. If he has one, he won’t let her anywhere near it. But the tension between them is hot enough to combust. And when she starts to see the cracks in his stony facade, she realizes she’s getting more than she bargained for—a lot more—in that big surly man. Author’s Note: A grouchy, broody loner meets an adorable badass (who talks to her houseplants). It’s the grumpy one is soft for the sunshine one with some engine-revving twists. Have a fan ready—you’re in for a Kindle-melting ride. 

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Claire Kingsley is an Amazon Top 10 bestselling author of sexy, heartfelt contemporary romance and romantic comedies. She writes books with sassy, quirky heroines, swoony heroes who love their women hard, panty-melting sexytimes, romantic happily ever afters, and lots of big feels. 

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Who Knew Faking It Could Be So Fun: Release Day for The Proposal





Title: The Proposal

Author: Maya Hughes

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Trope: Fake Relationship, Enemies to Lovers, Workplace

Cover Design: Najla Qamber Designs

Release Date: July 16, 2020



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✮ About The Proposal ✮

When I envisioned Zara Logan dropping to her knees in front of me, this wasn’t what I had in mind...


I was expecting a lot less glaring and a lot more moaning.


Instead, she's proposing an enticing deal that I can't bear to walk away from.


To land one of the city’s biggest clients, she wants us to put our differences aside and play fake fiancés for the next thirty days.


So, I slip the diamond ring onto her finger and agree to play the perfect fiancé. How hard can this be? 


A hell of a lot harder than I thought... 


She’s infuriatingly stubborn and she thinks I’m a cocky jerk with an enormous ego. (She’s right, but I can definitely back it up...)


As our long days stretch into even later nights, it’s getting harder to remember we’re only playing pretend, which means one thing. 


She won’t be faking it for long…


The Proposal is a brand-new series from Maya Hughes. Get ready for a fun, fake fiancé romance to kick off the SWANK series.

✮ Excerpt From The Proposal ✮

“You want me to propose to you?” With muscles tense and tight, she stared at me before crossing the room to me in two strides.

“It’ll make a wonderful story to tell if anyone asks. Or we can call the whole thing off and confess, but you’re the one who led us down this path with the relationship talk. Kathleen would probably kick us off the project. Or maybe just you.”

Her gaze narrowed. “Just when I think you’re not a complete asshole. Fine.” The word shot out like a nail gun. Covering her mouth, she mumbled into her hand. “Will you pretend to be my fake fiancé for the next thirty days?”

I cupped my hand around my ear. “That wasn’t exactly romantic and you’re not even on bended knee. Boyz II Men would be disappointed.” I dangled the ring in front of her.

She squeezed her forehead and snatched it out of my hand.

I braced myself for her to fling it straight into my face, but she didn’t. Hiking up the skirt of her suit an inch, she lowered herself to the floor with her gaze trained on mine. The intensity of her emerald gaze sent my blood thrumming through my veins. Her thick eyelashes framed her eyes and the ill wishes she was trying to sear into my brain.

But damn if her sinking to her knees in front of me didn’t flash me into a whole different set of circumstances with her where she wasn’t wishing me dead and I wasn’t trying to steal this project out from under her.

“Leo Charles Wilder, will you please agree to be my fake fiancé for the next thirty days and make me the most miserable woman on earth?” She held out the ring in her palm.

I tapped my finger against my lips and stared up at the ceiling. “When you put it like that…”


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Maya Hughes can often be found sneaking in another chapter while hiding in the bathroom from her kids! :-) I’m a romance writer who loves taking inspiration from everyday life, namely my husband and biggest fan. Inspiration also strikes when I hear a song, meet someone new or daydream while at soccer practice.


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Monday, July 13, 2020

Time to release your fears: Review of The Fear of Falling by B. Cranford

The only thing with more twists and turn than a roller coaster is love…

Title: The Fear of Falling
Author: B. Cranford
Release Date: July 13, 2020

Everyone knows love is a battlefield. For Lenny Johnstone, it’s more like a challenge.

Actually, everything is kind of a challenge for her. In comparison to her stunning—yet flighty—twin sister, Lenny’s awkwardly tall, painfully shy, and not so good at putting herself out there. Which is why she’s decided it’s high time she faced her demons. Starting with the one thing that’s always terrified her most: roller coasters.

Meeting a man was not on her summer to-do list. Falling for the tall, dark, and handsome stranger who wants to help her overcome her fears wasn’t either.

But Lenny’s about to learn that the only thing with more twists and turns than a roller coaster is love.

Please note: The Fear of Falling was originally released as a short story via the Read Me Romance Podcast, and has been extended into a novella-length book.

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Looking for a standalone to devour as the kids are occupied and you have blessed moments of peace? Look no further than B. Cranford's latest release. 

Sometimes you are looking for a story that just makes you feel good. You love the characters and there is nothing to 'fix'.  Well, okay yes. Lenny has some anxieties. And she has a bucket list to help conquer them. What she doesn't imagine is meeting Rowan to help conquer her fears. 

The story line flows naturally and you can't help loving the interaction between two opposites find each other. Rowan is the perfect man - sweet, understanding and patient. 

If you need some happy smiles and make your heart flutter, check out The Fear of Falling.

Recommendation: Buy It

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B. Cranford is a proud Australian living in the USA, a lover of books, breadsticks and bed, and the mother of two children who are far too similar to their father for her liking. A lifelong reader, she dove into the romance genre on the recommendation of her best friend and hasn’t looked back since. Her debut novel, The Brightest Star, a second chance romance with (she hopes) heart and humor was released on July 13, 2017, which just so happened to be her birthday. Because if you release a book on your birthday, you get twice as much cake, and that can only be a good thing.

Please feel free to contact Beth via email or to stalk her through her various social media sites, where she can be found procrastinating, playing games, sharing memes and just generally wasting time.

Friday, July 10, 2020

Review: No Reservations

No Reservations No Reservations by Stephanie Rose
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I am a sucker for second chances and Stephanie Rose's writing.

First - the elephant. Yes, some are calling it book 2 but it's a book in a world that's not dependent on book 1. So you can dive in here first, then go to book 1 or the other way. EITHER way, you are going to love the hell out of this story.

Now, this is not my typical second chance. Oh, there is angst here that keeps them apart. But rather than it being a misunderstanding or some other pull apart, the Hero, Dominic, is the one to break them. (chill pill, not a cheating book) Dominic loves his family deeply and yet when he suffers a loss, he has no idea how to cope. He does what most do - he turns onto himself and doesn't reach out to the one who could lift him. It was truly heartbreaking to watch this man suffer.

Thea also suffers the loss. Not only does she lose Dominic, but she also loses his family. So there is heartbreak abounds.

Now, close your mouth. You are thinking, "Karen this sounds super angsty and something you run from." And you would be normally correct. However, I trust this author not to dump out the drama like a 20 oz bag of Skittles for no reason either. The heartbreak is necessary. Like the blood in their hearts. To suffer a loss and then deal with grief, everyone has a journey and this is theirs.

So this book is how do they come back from this? You know its solely HEA happy town for me so they do. But seeing them come together like adults, healing and understanding were beautiful, breathtaking in the heartache and romance of their second chance.

I loved this story and if you are a fan of second chance trope, this novel is not to be missed as a beautiful story told.

Recommendation: Buy It

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