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Meows and Mistletoe: A Holiday Anthology


Magical cats in a special place called "Cat's Paw Cove". How delightful can this be? As it turns out, this is a wonderful holiday book to read. I picked this up specifically because of Ms. Sharon Buchbinder. I am glad I picked this up because each story...

Bishop's Gambit


BISHOP'S GAMBIT is the second book in the Redclaw Origins series and we return to Bishop and Knight. Bishop has been grounded since the last mission and Miss Climpson is still determined to make her life difficult. Knight has been doing lots of research...

The Ex Talk


THE EX TALK is a fantastically original take on work nemesis-turned-lovers done in the realm of public radio--an area which I frankly know less than nothing about. But the context is simple enough: Rachel Lynn Solomon guides you through two at-odds colleagues...

Driven


The Deep Ops series is one where a ragtag crew (with their own quirks that sometimes straddle the unbelievable) battle the little things that go wrong, but DRIVEN feels a bit more like a police procedural gone rogue. Angus Force and Nari Zhang have had...

24 Dates


24 DATES is a beautiful book full of love and hope, with a struggling couple who are trying to prove themselves that the love that brought them together is still there. When Victor and Jian bought a house together, they were fulfilling one of their...

His Holiday Crush


HIS HOLIDAY CRUSH is a holiday romance that would left the reader with a big smile, from its sweet cover to its end. One night at his best friend's house should be enough for Max, to show him his suport and not risking losing the deal, that might give...

Beyond the Sea


3.5 stars rounding up L.H. Cosway's BEYOND THE SEA is an interesting one--and one that situates itself smack right between the well-known gothic tales: I see the naive, innocent Estella Shannon in the Northanger Abbey's Catherine Morland, Noah Dylan...

Weapons Master


WEAPONS MASTER is quite a ride; think of an amusement park ride hat takes you through a mish-mash of action-adventure classic films and tv series and you'd have Anna Hackett's Galactic Gladiators in a nutshell. As someone who's been held as a slave...

Agony


AGONY by Kaylee Ryan is an angst-fest from start to end; having gone into this without realising that this is a duet made it worse because it ends on an unhappy cliffhanger, despite you know that this has an HEA down the end of the line when the second...

Hidden


One reason i always come back to Laura Griffin is that she delivers. Once again, HIDDEN is the perfect blend of suspense, a great plot and mystery that keeps you guessing. It's just the romance that's a bit lacking for me...plus the lies and omissions...

Capturing the Bride


CAPTURING THE BRIDE is the first book in The Kidnap Club series and we find a small group of men, some of them nobles, helping to kidnap and rescue ladies who are in situations detrimental to their physical wellbeing. Along comes Grace, soon-to-be heiress...

Hard Line


3.5 stars rounding up... What starts out as sabotage--with vague implications for world security that's not brought any further than that--turns into a murder mystery in the brutal cold. Set mostly in the deep, chilly region of Antarctica, HARD LINE...

Hell & Back


3.5 stars rounding up HELL & BACK is Julie Rowe's high-octane, medical-science thriller that, well, probably sits all too uncomfortable in this virus-ridden world at the moment. Still, it provides some mighty fine hours of escapism, non-stop action...

Light of the Spirit


The fourth book in the Muse Chronicles, LIGHT OF THE SPIRIT is an engaging addition to this series. The characters are dynamic, the story captivating and the prophecy compelling. I will be looking to read more by this author.

A Rogue of One's Own


A ROGUE OF ONE'S OWN is all that I expected of Evie Dunmore and more. Coming on the heels of her first book, which was a tough act to follow, this book more than lived up to it. I wasn't all that enamored of Lucie at first, but she grew on me over...

Well Met


I've never gone to a Renaissance Faire, and reading this book makes me want to go to one right now. Jen De Luca describes the setting and the events vividly enough that I can "see" them and immerse myself in the sights and sounds, smells and heat of the...

Feel the Fire


FEEL THE FIRE is the third book in the Hotshots series and this one deals with second-chance romance. Back when they were teenagers, Luis and Tucker thought they'd be together forever... until life got in the way. This is a character-driven slow-burn...

The Wedding Date Disaster


3.5 stars Avery Flynn's THE WEDDING DATE DISASTER was something I wanted to read for a long while. The tropes seemed fantastic and the setting even better, with some humour scattered throughout in the form of familial relationships that tended to embarrass...

Tane


Having followed Anna Hackett's Hell Squad series since the first few books came out, I'm actually quite a little misty-eyed at the swan song of this entire work. There's so much here that encapsulates the entire series, though TANE is one of its crowning...

Man Down


Grief and bereavement aren't the easiest things to write about, particularly when it comes the (in)ability of the protagonist to move on and fully commit to the love interest, especially if his/her previous relationship was established and near impossible...

Feel the Fire


FEEL THE FIRE is really that second-chance romance done in a way that those who are wary of this trope would find themselves warming to. Luis Rivera and Tucker Ryland had left each other in the dust nearly 20 years ago as teens but a secondment to central...

See Her Die


Melinda Leigh's an old-pro at this by now: a police procedural that starts predictably fragmented, with the careful low drop of clues and misdirections until the pieces slowly come together in a way that you couldn't quite thought of before in the beginning. SEE...

Loud Mouth


Loud-mouth, or rather, big-mouth hockey blogger Shelby Blanton is the one responsible for Ian Petrov's current grievances with his half-brother (and former best friend) and his cheater of a father who'd left a trail of affairs in his wake, even if it...

Cold Wicked Lies


I actually do think there's little that Toni Anderson can't do, especially as she continues to churn out high-quality reads with her FBI Cold Justice juggernaut of a series that doesn't seem to run out of steam. With COLD WICKED LIES, SSA Payne Novak...

Ambush before Sunrise


I do enjoy a good western romance and BJ Daniels brings it to us in AMBUSH BEFORE SUNRISE. In it, we meet wrangler Angus Savage, who has come to Wyoming to help Jinx McCallahan get her cattle to high country. He's known Jinx since they were kids and he's...

Honor Avenged


3.5 stars rounding up... Getting back into Tonya Burrows's HORNET--a private military group made up of disastrous misfits--series is always a treat. HONOR AVENGED shows how far these men have come as a team as an emergent threat looks to carry the...

Hate Crush


One fake relationship, check. One heart-broken princess, check. One rock star, check. One second-chance love story, check. All mixed together to produce one well-written and engaging story. Check. Check. Check. As the summary states, Princess Sofia...

Hidden


3.5 stars rounding down. It's hard not to get excited with every Laura Griffin release, and HIDDEN was one that got my extremely curious as the first book of a new series even if the premise of it doesn't seem to stray too far from Griffin's near-legendary...

Beyond Just Us


My first introduction to this series was Better Than Me and it's also where I learned that I do like medical romances. Well, this series, for sure. In BEYOND JUST US, Kimberly Kincaid gives us Tess Michaelson's story complete with heartthrob and romance...

Tools of Engagement


Tessa Bailey's writing is always something to behold and I've always thought that her assurance with words made her reads easier and engaging. The Hot & Hammered series however, has been so far, a hit and miss for me, though I can't ever resist the enemies-to-romance...

Yours to Keep


Dialogue-driven with the reminder that some kind of magic can happen in small towns, Lauren Layne's YOURS TO KEEP is very much the lighthearted, though slower-paced type of romance that readers could expect and a sort of high school friends-to-romance...

Ruthless Pride


When Joshua Lowell's father disappeared taking the family fortune and several clients' money with him, he did what was expected. What was needed. Setting aside his burgeoning career in the Art World, he assumed the leadership position in his father's...

Stolen: A SciFi Alien Alpha Romance


Aurora Blake is desperate to escape the machinations of her stepfather. DaKar Volkan is a half-Martian Warlord. When these two first meet, the mating threads are sent out, but both are much too young. But DaKar doesn't forget and when they meet again,...

The Night Owl and the Insomniac


It was a gripping paranormal book with a nice touch of mystery and romance. Charming characters and the spark of the first love made it a lovely read. Joey has being ill all of his life. The odd disease has deprive him of a lot of experiences, but...

Whiteout


WHITEOUT is amazing. It's action-packed with a spinetingling enemies-to-lovers romance and is totally one of its kind. I love this book mainly for 2 reasons: 1. The grumpy hero. I love grumpy heroes; can't read enough about them. Ford is right up there...

Secret Investigation


SECRET INVESTIGATION by Elizabeth Heiter, is my first foray into the Tactical Crime Division series and I was drawn into the story from page one. The FBI's TCD is called in to investigate when body armor, used by soldiers, fails, costing the lives of...

Announcing Trouble


I love everything about this book! If you're looking for swoony YA contemporary romance, Amy Fellner Dominy delivers. I devoured this book in one sitting and am waiting eagerly for her next offering. ANNOUNCING TROUBLE features the usual teen issues...

Mercy of the Lawless: A Captive Series Prequel


MERCY OF THE LAWLESS brings together some favorite tropes for me--westerns, historical romance, kidnappings, undercover work...and I could go on. Suffice to say, J.A. Dennam's story checked a bunch of boxes for me. So, let's start with the easy stuff....

How to Quit Your Crush


It's a real treat when I come across a YA contemporary romance done well. HOW TO QUIT YOUR CRUSH is certainly that. It's got me giggling and swooning, and I fell in love with the cute, lovable heroine and swoonworthy hero. Understated humor that's got...

The Kiss List


THE KISS LIST is a laugh-out-loud, compelling read with relatable characters. I love Haley and Max, especially their witty banter. Each gave as good as they got. They had me giggling and suppressing my "laugh-out-loud" tendencies. Love their chemistry...

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