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Connecting Strangers


CONNECTING STRANGERS (Discovering Emily #1) by Rachel Carrington is a contemporary romance with an element of suspense. It is also the first in a series with a small cliffhanger to entice you to continue on in the series. Emily Jacobs is on the run...

Hall Pass for Life


HALL PASS FOR LIFE is the first book by Dorothea Lynne I have read. This is a contemporary romance with a dark theme--a young woman trapped in a loveless marriage to an older man. Although he is happy to have multiple affairs during their marriage, he...

Level Me Up


You've seen reference to it online, but have you ever wondered what it would be like to attend one of the ComicCons? Are you brave enough to dress up as one of your favorite characters? Are you even braver to wait in endless lines to gather autographs?...

Bittersweet Wreckage


IVY'S FAMILY WAS SUPPOSED TO BE HER ONE AND ONLY Each one of us are supposed to have a singe mother and father. But what would you do if your father dies in a boat fire? Wouldn't and your mother have to continue living without him? Since you probably...

The Upside of Falling


4 falling stars for THE UPSIDE OF FALLING! His whole life, Colby Brooks has been focused on being a fighter pilot, and he's so close to achieving that goal. He has no time to focus on anything else...including women. But then he meets Rory. Rory Oaks...

Untamed Hearts


I have confessed numerous times to a fondness for historical romances. There's nothing like being swept up into a different time and place. In Colleen O'Connell's UNTAMED HEARTS, Jared King (you might swoon a little) is a man with a target on his back...

Whiskey Reveals


4 pirouetting stars for WHISKEY REVEALS. Living in the small PA town he grew up in suits newspaper owner Fox Collins. The only unfortunate thing is that he can't get his one night stand from a few months ago out of his mind! She haunts his dreams...

Mr. Tonight


5 snuggly stars for MR. TONIGHT! When Kate sees the tall, dark and handsome guy across the bar, she knows he's the perfect birthday gift to herself. After all, she's not looking for Mr. Right, she's looking for Mr. Tonight. Until his daughter catches...

The Girl Who Knew Da Vinci


When there's a love that spans the ages, it's easy to get swept up into the majestic backdrops of some of the most amazing periods in history. "Art historian Angela Renatus is haunted by dreams of Leonardo da Vinci and a mysterious painting of Giuliano...

Saving Jasmine


SAVING JASMINE is the first book in the Satan's Bears series, and we are quickly thrown into the story. Maisy is twenty-four years old, responsible for her younger sister, Jasmine. Maisy is the one on the straight and narrow, Jasmine, the wild child....

Watch the Skies


"Somewhere in Aster's brain a little voice was telling her how ridiculous this was. She had been doing this for years, trying to make contact. Now that she finally had she should be jumping at the chance to go back and try again. To explore, to communicate....

Forged in Flood


FORGED IN FLOOD is a standalone novel that is also a crossover (sort of) as it features Sarah and Remi from The Sin Bin series. Ivan, Wes, and Rolly were all involved in a drunk-driving accident that left them all with permanent problems and scars....

Wrapped Up in Stripes


Lions and tigers, oh my. What's a young lion shifter to do when her overbearing feline brothers block her every time she's interested in a boy? Why, take a shifter cruise with her BFF and have the time of her life. Likes: I really enjoyed how bossy...

Cold Blooded


Toni Anderson's poised writing is always finely balanced between intricate details, action and intriguing development--well, this is no different. But it's good to see COLD BLOODED starting afresh (either that, or I really can't seem to remember these...

Spies, Lies, and Allies: A Love Story


Forbidden love...with a side of geek! Laurel misses her dad. He's always working and they don't get to spend time together anymore. That's what compels her to volunteer to work at her father's company for the summer. However, she starts to regret that...

Dangerous Currents


DANGEROUS CURRENTS by Katheryn Knight is a contemporary second chance romance with a suspense sub-plot. This book focuses more on the romance, past and present and the difficulties facing the H/h to get to their HEA than the suspense occurring in the...

Fangs & Fins


Vamps and mermaids? You don't see that every day. Ember's family has just doubled in size after her mother re-married, bringing Ember two new step-sisters. And she's just discovered that one of her new sisters is about to become her arch enemy. Well,...

Unidentified


UNIDENTIFIED is Anna Hackett's double romance within a novella, so make that 2 very short vignettes tucked neatly into a normal 'Hackett-sized' book. I'll admit that I have my doubts about the short length of each story, wondering how Ms. Hackett would...

Where I'll Find You


WHERE I'LL FIND YOU is a standalone novel about a young woman called Hadlee. Her life is full, with university studies, a job, living in shared accommodation, and a (very) un-supportive mother. The last thing she wants is a man in her life. However, Kaisen...

It's All About the Duke


IT'S ALL ABOUT THE DUKE is an enjoyable read with a delightful romance. The hero Rath is the usual alpha male rake but here, he's trying make amends for a wrong that he's committed years before, when he was younger. Marlena, on the other hand, is an independent...

The Depth of Love


555 stars for Ms. Akeroyd allowing us to be her emotional punching bag in THE DEPTH OF LOVE! When Luke Gray and Josh Henderson decided to have a baby, Gia Jefferson was the surrogate that blew into their lives like a tornado. Josh has known he was...

Cash Plays


CASH PLAYS is an outstanding third installment of a series that is delivering a great mystery plot, keeping the reader guessing and on the edge most of the time. It was a perfect mix of action, love and a serial killer who is taking justice in his hands. Levi...

Photographic Heart


PHOTOGRAPHIC HEART is the eighth book in the Ityu Lake series, and we have Brannon's story. He is the nephew of the two angelic aunts who have been featured in previous books. He has had his vision and knows he will meet his mate soon, and a rough idea...

Ripping Off the Mask


RIPPING OFF THE MASK starts with action. Coop is with his (work) partner, Silvio, when they are called to a bank robbery. Others are on their way, or already there, chasing the suspects. Silvio goes off by himself as he is faster than Coop. That leads...

Revenge and Redemption


Both Anne Holmes and Steve Jamison are recovering from broken hearts, courtesy of those they both might have once considered partners, friends, or family. For Anne, every day of the last fifteen months has been a struggle trying to understand what happened--how...

A Fine Line


There's a fine line between most things--right and wrong, pleasure and pain, laughter and crying, humor and sarcasm, dominance and submission--and in Sue Horsford's A FINE LINE, there are many and as you read, you might find yourself asking, "What would...

Lovers


Jealousy is a wicked bitch, especially in the polyamorous world. Bianca Castillo enjoys sex with her men Jamison and Adrian, but they have their own primary partners, and she's often left knowing she's second best. Bianca herself never really desired...

Queen Wolf


QUEEN WOLF is the first book in the Triad Mates series, and we start off with a boom! Quite specifically, the boom that follows something being set alight. Avery has decided to burn her ex's old porn magazines, and takes great delight in doing so. Although...

Holden's Regrets


HOLDEN'S REGRETS is story two in Diane Zparkki's Branson's Kind of Love Trilogy and picks up almost where FIXING SYDNEY (story 1) leaves off. Much like in story 1, this time, we get the backstory from Shannon as she's run off to get away from the humiliation...

#1 Lie


4 nose-growing stars for #1 LIE! One little lie. Just an itsy bitsy, teenie weenie little lie to her gran, and Jessica Dawson is screwed. When gran was on her death bed, Jess confirmed that she had a man so gran would be able to leave knowing her...

The Marrying Type


When you get more than you bargained for... Libby is in a pickle. She's dropped out of college with a plan to bring clean water to places in the world that need it most. It's an admirable endeavor and a challenging problem to solve, but she's sure...

Venomous Hunger


VENOMOUS HUNGER is the second book in the Eok Warriors series, but it can be read as a standalone. I would recommend you do read book one first, but only because you'd be missing on a great story if you don't. Aliena was one of the free humans living...

When Darkness Follows


WHEN DARKNESS FOLLOWS is the fourth book in the Beyond The Grave series, and we reunited with both TSI and Debunking Reality. Rachel has called Debunking Reality because of a murder-mystery that involves her. Unfortunately she can't remember what happened,...

Crossing Promises


3 soil covered stars for CROSSING PROMISES. Owen Cross knows he's meant to be nowhere else but running Cross Creek Farm. It's in his soul and his blood. But it's a lot of work, especially when his dad has scaled back, one brother decided on a new...

Unlocking Lies


3 serial-killer stars for UNLOCKING LIES. When Marine Corps veteran Jace Kendall returns to his family in Blyth Lake, he's ready to pursue his own dreams, especially since he's now got his own home thanks to a bequeath from his mother. He's surprised...

Venomous Hunger


And, just like that, Aliena's "entire life became dependent on the trust she was putting in an alien pirate." If I were to venture a guess, I'd say that being bit by the mating bug, if unwanted, would be cause for annoyance. As a pirate, Kamal has...

Pas De Deux: A Dance For Two


PAS DE DEUX: A DANCE FOR TWO by Lynn Turner is a beautifully written contemporary romance. This new-to-me author took me on a journey behind a classic ballet company, the building of a new Broadway musical and two imperfect people finding each other....

PHATT Farm


PHATT FARM is a fast-paced, engaging read that is full of giggles and chemistry. Coming in at just over an hour's read time, it's perfect for a quick afternoon or bedtime tale. Eazy is a sexy, ex-military man working on the family farm while he figures...

Crossing the Line


Eli Cross has been pigeonholed into the role of slacker for years, even though his brothers have no clue what he does around Cross Creek Farm. When he makes a bet with a nemesis from another farm, his family is furious. As if they don't all work their...

Scion's Awakening


SCION'S AWAKENING is the third book in the Seven Seals series, and we meet Wyck, whom we were briefly introduced to at the end of Chago's book. He is the resident geek, and Scion to the Seal of the Apocalypse, who in traditional opposite style, is a scientist...

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