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Roommate


3.5 stars Sarina Bowen's Shipley family and their extended kin take centre stage once again as they do in all her True North books, growing larger and larger (and more nuanced) with each iteration of her offerings. But I think perseverance is key to...

Revenge of the Brobot


Where are the rest of these Steam Room Stories Universe? I want to read them. This blurb looked too funny to pass up with guys calling their friends "bros" and a sex robot Rob. What kind of crazy shenanigans will happen? Quite a bit. Chase is a guy...

Life's a Witch


LIFE'S A WITCH is the third book in the New Orleans Nocturnes series and it is Crimson's story this time. She is the witch with malfunctioning powers we met in book two. Due to that story, she is brought before the coven and told her powers will be bound....

Love & Omens


LOVE & OMENS is the second book in the Crescent City Ghost Tours series and features Sydney, who has visions of the future, and Blake, who can read the past from objects. These two were together eight years ago but Sydney had a vision and broke it off...

The Things We Leave Unfinished


3.5 stars rounding up... Of late, my experience with Rebecca Yarros had simply been one of brilliance. It's been pretty much this: engrossing storytelling that goes deep into the complexity of emotions; compelling circumstances in which Ms. Yarros's...

Cold Cruel kiss


3.5 stars rounding up Intricately and expertly-crafted, COLD, CRUEL KISS is pretty much a masterful storytelling attempt by Toni Anderson, who dips into the spooks-world of conspiracies, underhanded, traitorous dealings and politics that all come to...

Magnificent Manlove


Looking for sweet condensed bursts of erotic covering several different genres? Check out this collection of mm romance from Ms. Felthouse. Full disclosure, I didn't read the blurb which is probably what caused me to be confused after reading the first...

Prophecy of the Mayan Undead


PROPHECY OF THE MAYAN UNDEAD is most definitely a book of two halves. I won't go over the blurb again as it explains the story quite well. In the first half, Keisha and Yuri, along with their friends, Casimiro and Apolinar, are trying to stop a centuries-old...

Yes & I Love You


It takes a while getting used to Roni Loren's style of writing - effusive, word, sometimes overly dramatic - as YES & I LOVE YOU starts off with some deliberate (if imagined) flair of the painfully introverted Hollyn and the easy misunderstandings she...

Stealing the Heiress


STEALING THE HEIRESS is the second book in The Kidnap Club series and this time we deal with Marcus. He was the one that had worked for his money and pulled himself up by his bootstraps. He still had a few rough edges and was well aware he wasn't as suave...

Tears of the Wolf


Returning back to the Hotel LaBelle world, shifters and ghosts abound. This time, it is to help solve not only a current crime but a cold case. Jacob Graywolf is now the Chief of Tribal Police. He is pulled into an alarming homicide as it becomes apparent...

To Sir With Love


3.5 stars... TO SIR, WITH LOVE is a nostalgic dose of an all-time favourite rom-com of mine - Nora Ephron's You've Got Mail - done with the storytelling bones of the movie, set in a somewhat similar context and written with the same light-hearted sprinkling...

The Water of Life


Obscure, surreal and ahead of its time, WATER OF LIFE is definitely something different. From a uniqueness standpoint, this book receives a 4 star from me. From an overall writing and editing standpoint, it does drop down which averages to a 3 star. Katheryn...

Worth the Wait


WORTH THE WAIT is the second book in the Northwest Maine Academy series and we continue with the teachers and students plus the additional ones who help make the story interesting! Diego and Saoirse have a gap in their pack after John leaves to follow...

Shift Happens


SHIFT HAPPENS is the second book in the New Orleans Nocturnes series and features Jane's best friend, Sophie, and Trace, a werewolf. Following on in the same lighthearted rom-com theme, we find out that Trace is a red wolf shifter and is searching...

A Dragon for Sale


A DRAGON FOR SALE is a magical realism standalone (as far as I can tell) set in Wales. Dylan is in the Dragon Guard, a once proud and strong regiment that is slowly being forgotten. The romance/steam side of things plays second fiddle to the mystery...

Only One Man Will Do


ONLY ONE MAN WILL DO is the second book in the Minnesota Romances series and this time we follow Dmitri and Alexandra. Alexandra is the red-haired biker queen who was after Raul in book one. Dmitri is Ivan's cousin who went to tell her it was a bad...

Flight


As a former CSI, Miranda Rhoads's move to the coast in the hopes of having a peaceful time doesn't last long when she stumbles on a seemingly staged (and macabre) murder of two people. It's a discovery that brings her back too closely to her old life...

The Gritty Truth (The Whiskeys: Dark Knights at Peaceful Harbor Book 7)


If you are in the mood for a tearjerker love story, look no further than Melissa Foster. This book ran the gamut with my emotions. There were moments where I was teary-eyed and moments of me laughing out loud. Quinn was absolutely a fantastic male...

Taking the Spinster


TAKING THE SPINSTER is the third book in The Kidnap Club series and the final one of the three men. Guy is single and resigned to it. Freya is a journalist determined to break free of the gossip column she despises. With such a big story between them,...

Never Dance with a Duke


Nicolette Twistleton has now earned the nickname of "Spiteful Spinster" due to her habit of flirting with men, then coldly rebuffing them if they attempt to get any closer. Since she was jilted, practically at the altar, two years ago, she has resolved...

The Duke of Diamonds


4.5 stars Evelyn Pearce is truly desperate. When her artist father died, he left only debts, nothing for Evelyn and her younger sister, Artemisia, to live on. Evelyn barely ekes out a living by painting scenery for a local theatre, and that only provides...

For the Love of His Life


FOR THE LOVE OF HIS LIFE is the first book in the Minnesota Romance series. Raul is a drugged-up manwhore actor who is sent to the Resort in an attempt to keep him out of trouble before the film starts. Veronica works at the Resort helping out her Gram-Marie...

The Trouble with Tigers


THE TROUBLE WITH TIGERS is the first book in the Hidden Treasure series and we start off mysteriously with Kitty showing up on a Lord's doorstep late at night. Fast forward six months and she is dressed up as a boy, pretending to work for him, the reasons...

Elf Defence


Playing House and Humans can have serious consequences when Calarian uses it as a manual in how to deal with humans. Calarian loves a good quest and this time, it is an official one as a Royal envoy to help the duchy of Tournel with their Troll problem....

Dead Man's Hand


When Marissa Milano makes a big mistake that could end her life, Gio Tacone comes riding in like dark knight saving her... from herself. Full disclosure, I read this book as a standalone and can be read by itself. I picked up this book because I like...

Tempted by Love (The Steeles at Silver Island Book 1)


TEMPTED BY LOVE:JACK by Melissa Foster was an interesting read. It holds your attention from the first page, though there are a few times (not many) where the story dragged a bit. I didn't realize this was like a spin-off from a series, but it doesn't...

License to Bite


LICENSE TO BITE is the first book in the New Orleans Nocturnes series and up first we have an entitled rich girl and a moody vampire. Ethan is a serious vampire and still carries over two decades of guilt over his girlfriend. Jane is entitled, who...

Scintilla


SCINTILLA is the first book in the El Corazon series and we enter a world where supernaturals exist alongside 'normal' humans. As well as Werewolves, you have Scintillas (who can control electricity) and Prisms (who can reflect light), Jinnis, Leprachauns,...

Where Death Meets the Devil


WHERE DEATH MEETS THE DEVIL made me take a few deep breaths simply because of how brilliantly well-crafted and written it is--and that's on me for not discovering L.J. Hayward's fantastic start to a series that's got so much more going for it even after...

Love & Ghosts


LOVE & GHOSTS is the first book in the Crescent City Ghost Tours series. Sean is the owner of the Ghost Tours and sees and speaks to ghosts. This is part of who he is and he can't change that even when he wants to for Emily, who has an aversion to...

The Director


Steamy, forbidden and erotic, Ms. Rose kicks off a new kinky series with The Director. This story features the Chicago Bratva with a Russian Viking boss who is a dominant. Lord...have mercy, is Ravil sexy hot! When I first started this story, I was...

A Dark and Stormy Knight


A DARK AND STORMY KNIGHT is Kerrigan Byrne's latest in the Victorian Rebels series, a book that I'd been waiting for simply because it features yet another dark-ish and tortured male protagonist in the form of the uptight, intense and very righteous Sir...

Holidays in Blue


An ice storm becomes a perfect opportunity for these two ex-neighbors to spend time together. Getting to know each other become more than they expect, when the attraction they feel for each other start to come to the surface, in this emotional holiday...

A Governess Should Never... Tempt a Prizefighter


A GOVERNESS SHOULD NEVER... TEMPT A PRIZEFIGHTER is the first book in The Governess Chronicles and details how Matilda takes her future into her own hands and resists the marriage her slimy guardian wants her to make and instead, prepares to become a...

A Friend in the Dark


When a mutual friend is found dead in questioning circumstances, Rufus and Sam begin to work together to unravel the mystery behind his dead. But the situation starts to become more dangerous than expected. As they begin to rely on each other, the mutual...

Just Like That


JUST LIKE THAT is the first book in the Albin Academy series and we start with Summer, a former student of said academy, and Fox, a teacher there. Summer is thrown in at the deep end when he returns to the school and finds nothing much has changed, including...

High Heat


HIGH HEAT is the second book in the Hotshots series and stars Garrick, whom we met in book 1. He is now recovering from the injuries he sustained in that story but things aren't going as well as he had hoped. Life changes for him when he finds a stray...

The Hunted Bride


Jaye Peaches' THE HUNTED BRIDE is an entertaining read filled with aspects of a historical romance with a tad bit of the other worldly. Sort of. Starting with a bit of enemies-to-lovers, we meet Matilda (Tilda) and Gervais. Tilda is the apple of her father's...

Diomere's Mercenary


DIOMERE'S MERCENARY is the third book in the Gate Keeper Chronicles and this time it's Kardia's turn. Her mate actually met her many years ago but, as she was only a child, he went into a Long Sleep until she was ready. Now he has awoken and is prepared...

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