Thursday, October 20, 2016

NEW RELEASES FOR WEEK OF OCTOBER 16, 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SWEETLY, DEEPLY ABSOLUTELY (SWEET LOVE) BY KIRA ARCHER

 

 

 

Release Date:  October 17, 2016

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Hello, Mr. Right...for Now.

With a month off from culinary school, Jenny Boyd has some serious party plans. Especially when the hottest guy in the club literally lands in her lap.  He’s 6’2” of cocky, sexy, man-candy, and just as commitment-phobic as she is.

She’s definitely off limits…

Graphic designer Jared Crew is shocked when his best friend's sister-in-law doesn’t remember him right away. Luckily, she is more than willing to let him jog her memory, no complications required.

It’s all fun and games...until the condom breaks

 

 

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REVIEW:  SWEETLY, DEEPLY ABSOLUTELY (SWEET LOVE) BY KIRA ARCHER

 

Sweetly, Deeply, AbsolutelySweetly, Deeply, Absolutely by Kira Archer

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Open mouth, insert foot, or in this case activate hormones, bring on the trouble. Kira Archer is a gem. She proves that a story can deliver the goods without taking itself too seriously. Sweetly, Deeply Absolutely serves up laughs galore, drop dead sex appeal and touching moments that make for a desirable piece of entertainment. Jenny and Jarrod have a lot in common. The company they keep, the friends they share and an attraction that's quickly spiraling out of control. In a surprising twists this good time duo, receives an all to real wake up call. We all have to grow up sometimes.



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THE RIGHT KIND OF GUY (WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS)  BY KERRI LEIGH GRADY

 

 

 

Release Date:  October 17, 2016

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Romance novelist Kelsey Spencer doesn’t believe in love, and she's tired of faking her way through happily ever afters. Determined to change things up, she heads to the Las Vegas Romance Lovers Convention. But somewhere between half-naked cover models and hot Navy SEALs, Kelsey’s plans derail...

Especially once she meets über-fan Jasmine Grant...and Jasmine’s über-hot alphahole brother, Aaron.

Buttoned-up Aaron Grant never thought he’d find himself at a romance convention, but here he is, trying to convince his impulsive sister not to marry a beefcake cover model. His only hope is to enlist the aid of the cynical (and sexy) romance writer his sister worships.

After a sweltering jaunt around Vegas, some strange conference hijinks, and one outrageous proposal, Kelsey and Aaron are left questioning everything they know about romance and love...and if falling in love might just be worth the gamble.

 

 

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REVIEW:  THE RIGHT KIND OF GUY (WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS)  BY KERRI LEIGH GRADY

 

The Right Kind of GuyThe Right Kind of Guy by Kerri-Leigh Grady

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Romance is the underdog of literary fiction. Many may not take the genre seriously, but the evidence doesn't lie, it's a juggernaut. Part of the reason why is because of the ability it has to branch out into other genres and deliver charming and mysterious characters Another reason is because the authors have no problem with making light of themselves. The Right Kind of Guy is the perfect prototype for romance. The cynical heroine brings humour to balance out the overly serious hero. A Vegas romance conference and an over the top romantic adventure make for hysterically tempting pleasure.



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HOOKED ON LOVE (COTTON CREEK) BY JENNIE MARTS

 

 

Release Date:  October 17, 2016

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Chicago City Girl Tackles Colorado Mountains with Sexy, Reclusive Guide

Avery Oliver can see the byline now. What better way to jumpstart her journalism career than to head out into the woods with a sexy guide? It's all very Bear Grylls, but she'll take it, even if it means ditching her beloved designer suits and handbags.

All Sullivan Reed needs in life is a fly rod and the roar of a river. Playing guide to a hot little reporter can't end well...until they strike a deal that's mutually beneficial. She'll pretend to be his girlfriend to deflect an overly flirtatious neighbor, and he'll help her with the article. It's a win-win.

Until it isn't. By the time a storm strands them in his cabin, Sully's done pretending. He wants Avery—badly—but she's a big-city girl looking for adventure, not his simple life. So why does releasing her feel like he's lost the perfect catch?

 

 

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REVIEW:  HOOKED ON LOVE (COTTON CREEK) BY JENNIE MARTS

 

Hooked on LoveHooked on Love by Jennie Marts

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Ms. Marts has a knack for doing the unexpected. Complicated situations are explored in a whole new light. City girl meets country boy, becomes an adventure of the heart in Hooked on Love. Avery is a big city girl with equally large aspirations that take her from Chicago to Colorado. Sully is the rugged country boy with a love for the great outdoors and a revulsion to the city life. With her standard brand of winning charm, Jennie Marts broaches modern stereotypes and creates an inviting story full of engaging characters, witty dialogue and flirtatious sensuality. An old theme with a fresh twist.



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THREE SIMPLE WORDS (KINGSTON ALE HOUSE) BY A.J.  PINE

 

 

Release Date:  October 17, 2016

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

She's holding out for a happy ever after.

Annie


I know where to find my happily ever after—between the pages of a romance novel. It’s why I sell books, why I blog about them, and why I’ll never get disappointed by love.

So what if my brother’s best friend from high school is now a bestselling author? Or that he just blew back into town on a Harley, filling out a pair of jeans like he never did before? Or that he’s agreed to do a signing at my bookstore on such short notice? Because despite all his adoring female fans, I kind of hated his book.



Wes


The last time I saw Annie Denning, she was a senior in high school, three years older than me and way out of my league.
Now I’m her last-minute date to a wedding, and what started as a night of pure fun has turned into something more real than either of us anticipated.

Annie is my muse. When I’m with her, my writer’s block fades away, and the words finally flow.

The only problem? She wants the fairy tale—her very own happily ever after—and anyone who’s read my book knows the truth. I just don’t believe they exist.

 

 

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REVIEW:  THREE SIMPLE WORDS (KINGSTON ALE HOUSE) BY A.J.  PINE

 

 

 Three Simple Words (Kingston Ale House, #3)Three Simple Words by A.J. Pine

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Three Simple Words is a look at the differing points of view that men and women have on one subject, LOVE. Wes sees romance as a tempting way to make money and bag women. As the author of a gritty, sensual bestselling book Wes is living the dream. Sex, money and women are his for the taking, but with success comes the fear of not being able to keep the momentum going. Annie believes in rainbows and happily ever afters. Her blog and business pay homage to the fairytale. Her heart belongs to romance, her censure belongs to Wes' book and it's distortion of love. Three Simple Words revisits the theme: "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus in this light read. It's funny to see after so many years, some things never change.




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SEDUCING THE MARQUESS BY CALLIE HUTTON

 

 

Release Date:  October 17, 2016

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Richard, Marquess of Devon is satisfied with his ton marriage. His wife of five months, Lady Eugenia Devon, thought she was, too, until she found the book. Their marriage is one of respect and affection, with no messy entanglements such as love. Devon’s upbringing impressed upon him that gentlemen slake their baser needs on a mistress, not their gently bred wives. However, once married, he was no longer comfortable bedding a woman other Eugenia. When she stumbles onto a naughty book, she begins a campaign to change the rules.

Lady Eugenia wants her very proper husband to fall in love with her. But her much changed and undeniably wicked behavior might inadvertently drive her confused husband to ponder the unthinkable—his perfect Lady has taken a lover. But the only man Eugenia only wants is her husband. The book can bring sizzling desire to the marriage or it might cause an explosion.

 

 

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REVIEWSEDUCING THE MARQUESS BY CALLIE HUTTON

 

Seducing the MarquessSeducing the Marquess by Callie Hutton

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


A decadent tale of love lust and blatant sensuality are the words to best sum up Seducing the Marquess.  Can a marriage built on etiquette survive the storm brewing behind closed Doors? Eugenia is willing to break all the rules in order to gain her husband love, but will she end up breaking her own heart in the process? Bring on the naughty. It's getting hot in here. Passion, confusion and romance are the driving force behind this steamy but magnetic love story.



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 How to Play the Game of Love (Ladies of Passion, #1)

 

 

HOW TO PLAY THE GAME OF LOVE (LADIES OF PASSION) BY HARMONY WILLIAMS

 

 

 

Release Date:  October 17, 2016

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

He’s everything she thinks she doesn’t want.

When Miss Rose Wellesley’s father threatens an arranged marriage, she knows she'd better settle on a choice quickly or end up having no say in who she marries. Fortunately, she's garnered a rare invitation to Lady Dunlop's "Week of Love" house party, an annual affair notorious for matchmaking. Her plans to expedite a proposal would go smoothly if not for the brash younger sister she must chaperone, her outspoken, disagreeable best friend, and the bullish Lord Hartfell who seems determined to dog her every step.

Lord Hartfell embodies every last thing Rose dislikes in a man. He’s domineering, tenacious, argumentative, and a little too casual with his nudity for her tastes. Worst of all, Rose can't seem to get him—or his kisses—out of her mind.

Rose is determined to find a more appropriate husband, even if her heart disagrees with how unsuitable the stubborn lord is…

 

 

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REVIEW:  HOW TO PLAY THE GAME OF LOVE (LADIES OF PASSION) BY HARMONY WILLIAMS

 

How to Play the Game of Love (Ladies of Passion, #1)How to Play the Game of Love by Harmony Williams

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


ARC Review: How to Play the Game of Love (Ladies of Passion) by Harmony Williams

Harmony Williams and her cast of eccentric characters make for an amusing read. Told from Rose's point of view the reader is provided a glimpse into the heart of an independent minded women and her odd but lovable friends and family. Torn between what is expected of her and what she expects of herself, she has to decide what's more important. Listening to her heart or following the rules. Add in the mercurial chemistry between Rose and the wickedly frustrating Lord Hartfell and let the drama begin. I was more enamored of the secondary characters than the romance between Hartfell and Rose.



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RENDEZVOUS (RENEGADES) BY SKYE JORDAN

 

 

 

Release Date:  October 17, 2016

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Keaton Holt knows all about the badass throwdown—on the movie set and in the bedroom. As the only sixth-degree black belt stuntman for Renegades, he’s made a career of translating those fighting skills to the big screen. He’s sown his oats and is ready for hometown and apple pie. Too bad his rough exterior is a magnet for the women who think vanilla sex includes a drawerful of sex toys that could pass as weapons of mass destruction. So when he gets a second chance with the stunning personal assistant who looks like an angel and feels like home, he knows she’s exactly what he needs—and he’s ready to use all his best moves to keep her this time.

With a demanding new boss and a chronically ill nephew, the last thing Brooke Dempsey needs in her life is one more problem. Even if that problem is a sexy stuntman who knows exactly how she likes it. Keaton is just passing through, while Brooke is just settling in. Her nephew depends on Brooke, and her life is dedicated to getting him through this health crisis, but she’s not going to make the same mistake and part ways with Keaton before taking the chance to love him—just once.
But when Keaton pushes for a future, Brooke finds her heart torn over going after the love of a lifetime or giving her nephew a lifetime of happiness.

 

 

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REVIEW:  RENDEZVOUS (RENEGADES) BY SKYE JORDAN

 

 

Rendezvous (Renegades, #5)Rendezvous by Skye Jordan

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


ARC Review: Rendezvous (Renegades) by Skye Jordan

Rarely do I miss a chance to get my hands on a Skye Jordan novel. Emotional, appealing and spellbinding are the perfect description of the imaginative webs she spins with her alluring tales of triumph over tragedy. Her Renegades are easy on the eyes, potent to the soul and addictive to the hormones. These tall drinks of water may look fierce but looks can be deceiving. Temptation, Loyalty and Compassion are just as important to these alpha warriors. Rendezvous is the latest edition to the Renegades series. Keaton is renegade through and through. Dedicated to his friends but tough as nails when it counts.
Brooke's tenacious spirit and optimistic attitude has proven to be the biggest asset to her sometimes rocky life. Enter curveball. There is a haunting quality to Rendezvous. How far is to far to go in the name of love? Sacrifice, second chances and sensuality shouldn't go together but in Brooke and Keaton's case they mesh well. Actions speak louder than words and it was obvious that love lived here, motivating both parties.



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THE SEXY ONE BY LAUREN BLAKELY

 

 

 

Release Date:  October 17, 2016

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

 

Let me count the ways why falling into forbidden love is not my wisest move…

  1. She works with me every single day.

Did I mention she's gorgeous, sweet, kind and smart?

  1. She works in my home.

Playing with my five-year-old daughter. Teaching my little girl. Cooking for my princess. Which means…

  1. She's the nanny.

And that makes her completely off-limits…But it doesn’t stop me from wanting her. All of her.

 

***

 

The other nannies in this city don't call him the Sexy One for nothing. My boss, the amazingly wonderful single father to the girl I take care of every day is ridiculously hot, like movie star levels with those arms, and those eyes, and that body. Not to mention, the way he dotes on his little girl melts me all over. But what really makes my knees weak are the times when his gaze lingers on me. In secret. When no one else is around.


I can't risk my job for a chance at something more…can I? But I don’t know how to resist him much longer either…



**The audiobook will release the same day as the eBook on October 17th and will be narrated by

Sebastian York and Andi Arndt!**

 

 

 

 

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REVIEW:  THE SEXY ONE BY LAUREN BLAKELY

 

The Sexy OneThe Sexy One by Lauren Blakely

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Whenever I read a Lauren Blakely story, it is a reminder of just how talented she really is. Her ability to cunningly intersect storylines and wickedly entertain is amazing. All in the name of fun. In my mind there is nothing sexier than a father, especially one who has a daughter. His protectiveness, the understanding and devotion are written all over his face whenever he looks at his child. Ms. Blakely brought that sweetness to The Sexy One. The brilliance of the dual point of views gave a first hand glimpse into the hearts and minds of both characters and the sensual attraction that weighs heaven on their conscience. Like a moth to a flame, The Sexy One is hard to resist. So why try?



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Wicked Rivals (The League of Rogues, #4)

 

 

WICKED RIVALS (THE LEAGUE OF ROGUES) BY LAUREN SMITH

 

 

Release Date:  October 17, 2016

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

A LORD WITH LEGENDARY CONTROL…

Merciless and powerful, Ashton Lennox is a wealthy man because he puts business before everything else, especially love. As a member of the infamous League of Rogues, he’s no stranger to scandal. His bedroom conquests are as legendary as his fortune. As he searches for a way to bring down an old enemy bent on destroying the lives of his friends, the last thing he needs is a Scottish widow getting in his way.

A FIERY WOMAN WHO WON’T BACK DOWN…

The daughter of a Scottish lord with a dark and treacherous past, Rosalind Melbourne has spent years distancing from her past. After escaping her tyrannical father and marrying an aging English lord, she has become a powerful widow with a business empire at her command. Her business dealings are everything to her, leaving her no time for love. Especially not with her business rival Ashton, a man with a scandalous reputation as striking as his blue eyes.

A GAME OF WITS TURNS TO A GAME OF SEDUCTION…

Ashton is fascinated by the strong-willed, intelligent and sensual lady who, up until now, had outsmarted him at every turn. Rosalind wishes she could deny she is falling for the brooding, handsome baron. How can she possibly trust him when doing so could cost her what she values most—her freedom? When Ashton discovers Rosalind might hold the key to saving the League of Rogues, he knows he will do anything to woo his wicked lass. As their pasts return to haunt them and dark forces rise to keep them from exposing a deadly spymaster, their game of love turns to a game of survival…

Warning: This book includes a brooding baron who’s wild in bed, a crafty Scottish lass who never knows when to quit, a wicked game of strip chess, and a merry band of rogues whose first instinct is to run they hear wedding bells ring.

 

 

 

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REVIEWWICKED RIVALS (THE LEAGUE OF ROGUES) BY LAUREN SMITH

 

Wicked Rivals (The League of Rogues, #4)Wicked Rivals by Lauren Smith

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


ARC Review: Wicked Rivals (The League of Rogues) by Lauren Smith

Wicked Rivals is a sensational battle of wills that proves to be as tempting as the mysteries surrounding it's key players. These rogues never make love easy do they? Danger is in their blood. Justice is in their hearts. Living on the edge is a family past time, maybe that's why the women they gravitate to sharp witted and electrifying. The complicated keeps these wickedly sexy men wanting more. Rosalind and Ashton are volatile personalities that know what they want and always have an agenda to get it. Neither wants to give up control on the business front and that makes for some heated exchanges on the personal front. The sensual exchanges, the mysterious scenarios and the larger than life characters make an equally explosive tale of intriguing romance.



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HIDDEN HOLLYWOOD (HAPPY ENDINGS BOOK CLUB) BY KYLIE GILMORE

 

 

 

Release Date:  October 18, 2016

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

A new standalone series from USA Today bestselling author Kylie Gilmore about the irresistibly sexy Campbell brothers (and a tomboy sister) who find love with the help of the matchmaking leader of The Happy Endings Book Club. Get your happy ending!

She’s on top…
When superstar actress Claire Jordan researched her role for the Fierce Trilogy movies, she never expected the bond she feels with the author and her romance book club aka The Happy Endings Book Club. Soon Claire finds herself confessing her secret longing for a regular guy—no more egocentric wealthy players—and the book club is all too ready to help. In disguise as a regular girl, she’s all set for a date with book-club-approved Josh Campbell.

He’s on top…
Billionaire tech CEO Jake Campbell is weary of gold-digging women, especially the glamorous superficial types. So when his identical twin Josh calls in a favor asking Jake to step in as him on a date, Jake figures one of Josh’s cute girl-next-door types might be just what he needs. One night of passion with the sweet girl-next-door leaves Jake wanting more, except she seems to have vanished.

Sometimes a Happy Ending is just the beginning.

 

 

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REVIEW:  HIDDEN HOLLYWOOD (HAPPY ENDINGS BOOK CLUB) BY KYLIE GILMORE

 

 Hidden Hollywood (Happy Endings Book Club, Book 1)Hidden Hollywood by Kylie Gilmore

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


ARC Review: Hidden Hollywood (Happy Endings Book Club) by Kylie Gilmore

Ms. Gilmore spoke to my heart with Hidden Hollywood. The Happy Endings Book Club series begins on a high note with this energetic, playful and sincere bundle of feel good fun. An addiction to books and romance helped reel me in because any lover of books I would gladly befriend. Behind the glamour and wealth of big city lives, Claire and Jake have a simpleness on their minds. Matchmaking, a little slight of hand and let the masquerade begin. A person has to be made of stone to not find pleasure in the irresistible world that is Kylie Gilmore.



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HARD TO FALL (TAKE THE FALL)  BY MARQUITA VALENTINE

 

 

Release Date:  October 18, 2016

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Wedding bells are ringing—and tempers are flaring—as the Take the Fall series continues in this sweet, sexy novel from the bestselling author of After We Fall (“This beautiful story kept me transfixed until the very end.”—Krista Lakes).
 
As a hardworking, hard-partying firefighter, Hayden Walker values his career and his freedom. But as the eldest son of a U.S. senator, he agreed long ago to follow in his father’s footsteps and run for office, and that means settling down and marrying the picture-perfect wife. Hayden just isn’t ready for that sort of commitment . . . not with women like beautiful, curvy Saylor Dean—the naughty bridesmaid he recognizes the morning after his buddy’s wedding—tempting Hayden to stay single forever.
 
The unwanted love child of a well-known politician, Saylor has always felt isolated and alone, her only solace the animal shelter she runs in Forrestville. Then she meets Hayden at her best friend’s wedding. During their impulsive and unforgettable night together, Saylor feels desired like never before—only to wake up and find that Hayden doesn’t remember his drunken proposal, or their hasty marriage, or her. But when the truth comes out, Saylor finds it’s a lot harder to fall out of love than in love.

 

 

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REVIEW:  HARD TO FALL (TAKE THE FALL)  BY MARQUITA VALENTINE

 

Hard to Fall (Take the Fall, #4)Hard to Fall by Marquita Valentine

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Marquita Valentine, made it easy to fall in love with Hayden and Saylor. The hard part was saying goodbye to these extraordinary characters. Hayden is a bad boy masquerading as the dutiful son of a powerful politician. Saylor, has lived as a source of secrecy and shame. An accident of birth has left her insecure, isolated and searching for a place to belong. Can the bad boy with the perfect life be the answer to her prayers? Will the totally wrong woman end up saving Hayden from himself? I received an ARC of Hard to Fall in exchange for an honest review. The badge of a gifted author is the ability to allow the reader to get carried away and become a part of the journey. Ms. Valentine succeeded and created a well written story. A powerhouse of emotion that inspires and entertains. 5++++++.



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TO LOVE AND TO CHERISH (WEDDING BELLES) BY LAUREN LAYNE

 

 

 

Release Date:  October 18, 2016

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Sex and the City meets The Wedding Planner in The Wedding Belles, a contemporary and witty romance series about three high-powered New York City women who can plan any wedding—but their own.

Alexis Morgan has spent the past six years devoted to turning her tiny start-up into Manhattan’s premiere wedding planning company, The Wedding Belles. Now that her business is thriving, it’s time to turn towards her much neglected personal life, and Alexis approaches her relationships like she does everything else: with a plan. Not a part of that plan is Logan Harris, the silent partner in the Belles, and the one person who’s been there for her since the very beginning. But Alexis needs someone fun, and Logan’s all business, all the time—except when a late night at the office ends with an unexpected kiss that leaves the usually cool and together Alexis reeling.

Logan has lusted after Alexis since the day he walked into the tiny Harlem apartment that used to double as her office. But the ambitious wedding planner has always been untouchable...until now. Alexis has made it clear that she’s on the dating market—and equally clear that he’s not in the running. But when Alexis finds herself in need of a date for her sister’s last minute wedding in Florida, Logan knows it’s the perfect time to show Alexis that there’s more to him than numbers and spreadsheets—and beneath the pinstripes and glasses lies a hot-blooded heartthrob. As Florida’s sultry days turn into even hotter nights, Logan’s out to convince Alexis that the fling of a lifetime could just maybe turn into forever...

 

 

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REVIEW:  TO LOVE AND TO CHERISH (WEDDING BELLES) BY LAUREN LAYNE

 

To Love and to Cherish (The Wedding Belles, #3)To Love and to Cherish by Lauren Layne

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Logan may not have all the standard qualities of a heartthrob, but what he lacks in flamboyant sex appeal, he makes up for with his heart. That was evidenced in the way he helped out a stranger in need of a friend. Alexis took him for granted, but I don't think she did so maliciously. Her dedication to her business success, made her clueless to the gift that had been right in front of her for years. Her very own Prince Charming. The Wedding Belles series combines words of wisdom, adorable characters and witty but emotional filled plot lines into a sentimental bundle of joy. Logan is my favorite character.



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TELL ME AGAIN BY MICHELLE MAJOR

 

 

 

Release Date:  October 18, 2016

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

As a teenager, Samantha Carlton used a career in modeling to break free from her painful childhood—walking away from her reckless twin sister, an alcoholic mother, and the boy she loved. Yet she never outran the guilt of abandoning her family. When the past shows up on her doorstep in the form of her late sister’s daughter, Sam opens her home and her heart to the girl she never knew existed. But it’s not so easy to face the man she left behind…

Sam had shattered Trevor Kincaid’s heart, and he’d sought comfort in her sister’s arms. But he’d pledged to shield his daughter, Grace, from the drama that followed the Carlton women. Now Grace has tracked down Sam, and Trevor is forced to deal with the one woman he wanted to forget.

History has a way of repeating itself, and the sparks between Sam and Trevor reignite an old flame. But as much as Sam wants a new future, is walking away again easier than risking her heart for a second chance at love?

 

 

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REVIEW:  TELL ME AGAIN BY MICHELLE MAJOR

 

Tell Me AgainTell Me Again by Michelle Major

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


The mistakes of the past impact the decisions of the future. Tell Me Again is a convoluted story of youth, betrayal and healing. Trevor and Sam have a complicated history that culminated in a trail of broken hearts and promises unkept. At the center of the heartbreaking drama lies Sam's choice to escape a traumatic childhood and create a better life for herself. That decision put into motion a chain of events that changed the lives of Trevor, her first love and Bryce, her twin sister. Years later, with a surprise visitor Sam comes face to face with her past. And a painful truth is revealed. Ms. Major has composed a haunting aria. Trevor, Bryce and Sam's sonata had more twists than a maze but  the winding road was dramatic, emotional and worth the bumps along the way.



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CHRISTMAS AT THE CASTLE (EVER AFTER) BY MELISSA MCCLONE

 

 

 

 

Release Date:  October 18, 2016

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

A royal wedding. A meddlesome mother. An unexpected union.

A European getaway during the Christmas holiday is exactly what veterinarian Katrina “Kat” Parsons needs. She can’t wait to be a bridesmaid in her childhood friend’s royal wedding, but she hopes to steer clear of the bride’s arrogant older brother.

Crown Prince Guillaume wants his younger sister’s wedding day to be perfect, but he’s suspicious of Kat. He and his mother on are on high alert, afraid Kat is not just there for the wedding, but also to find a prince of her own.

But when Kat’s kindness and generosity prove them wrong, the prince realizes there’s more to her than he ever imagined. Can he trust his heart or will he lose the one woman he can’t live without?

The Ever After series
Book 1: The Honeymoon Prize
Book 2: The Cinderella Princess
Book 3: Christmas at the Castle

 

 

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REVIEW:  CHRISTMAS AT THE CASTLE (EVER AFTER) BY MELISSA MCCLONE

 

Christmas at the Castle (The Ever After series Book 3)Christmas at the Castle by Melissa McClone

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Christmas at the Castle is a fantasy come to life. Kat and Gill's story is a classic in the making. Ms. Mcclone presented these characters in a way that gave an almost ethereal quality to their romance. Kat was magic with her big heart and affinity for animals. Selflessness is an amazing quality to have and she exuded it perfectly. Gill was not a bad person but past hurts made him wary. He was a protector of those that mattered to him and he hid his heart behind mistrust and pain. Kat was his beacon in a storm. If only he would heed his heart and open his mind. Christmas at the Castle emits creativity in a way that allows the characters to come alive and welcome readers into a world of enchantment.



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A VERY WICKED CHRISTMAS ANTHOLOGY BY  Heather Boyd , Barbara Monajem , Nicola Davidson , Wendy Vella , Donna Cummings , Beverley Oakley

 

 

 

Release Date:  October 18, 2016

 

 

 

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Have Yourself A Very Wicked Christmas!

Six of today’s most popular regency romance authors come together to deliver a holiday anthology full of passion, promise, and scandalous dalliance.

In Heather Boyd’s The Christmas Affair, a lonely shopkeeper offers shelter to a beautiful, not so innocent miss to overcome the bitter memories of Christmases past, but could such a wicked connection ever lead to a happily-ever-after?

A dashing spy with marriage on his mind seeks to rekindle the spark by any means possible with the woman who claimed his heart in Love at First Dance by Barbara Monajem.

A scandalous widow rescues the man of her dreams - but his secrets could destroy their love in Nicola Davidson's Joy to the Earl.

A masquerade ball was no place to be reckless with your innocence, and yet one scorching look at the masked highwayman urges Miss Partridge to do just that in Mistletoe and the Marquess by Wendy Vella.

In Lord Misrule by Donna Cummings, a young widow chooses a handsome rogue to be her first lover, but his regrets from a past Christmas may end their affair before it even commences.

A blue-stocking becomes a courtesan to escape a murderer in The Glittering Prize, an intrigue-filled romance by Beverley Oakley about finding love where it’s least expected.

This is an all-new collection of stand-alone complete works.

 

 

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REVIEW:  A VERY WICKED CHRISTMAS ANTHOLOGY BY  Heather Boyd , Barbara Monajem , Nicola Davidson , Wendy Vella , Donna Cummings , Beverley Oakley

 

 A Very Wicked Christmas AnthologyA Very Wicked Christmas Anthology by Heather Boyd

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Whether looking for excitement, chill or someday wickedly naughty thrills A Very Wicked Christmas has a lot to offer. Beverley Oakley brings on the action with the cat and mouse suspense of The Glittering Prize. Wendy Villa and Donna Cummings kick the temperature level up a notch with the scandalous liaisons of the ton. Heather Boyd and Barbara Monajem deliver sensual pleasure in surprising packages. Nicolas Davidson proves that good things come to those who wait in her story of mysteries and scintillating romance. To heat up the cool winter nights, A Very Wicked Christmas brings the heat to chase away the bite.



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COWBOY KARMA (COWBOY COCKTAIL) BY MIA HOPKINS

 

 

 

Release Date:  October 18, 2016

 

 

 

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Who needs luck when you can get Lucky?

When Harmony Santos’s boyfriend dumps her on her birthday, she doesn’t get mad. She gets lucky…with a mysterious cowboy whose bedroom eyes and rough edges bring out her inner bad girl. But when their one-night rodeo turns into more than a rebound, Harmony worries her heart hasn’t healed enough to take on someone new—even if that someone is as sweet as he is sexy.

Tie-down roper Lucky Garcia can’t believe his good fortune. A shot at national finals and now this—his longtime crush, in his arms at last. The more time he spends with Harmony, the harder he falls for her. But financial demands and family responsibilities take him further and further away from her—as does his secret fear she hasn’t quite gotten over her dickhead ex.

Behind closed doors, Lucky and Harmony are filthy perfection. But when reality comes knocking, the star-crossed lovers must decide: walk away intact, or risk it all for a chance at happiness.

Get ready for rope tricks, spanking, self-pleasure, and a smoking-hot cowboy who puts the big D in Dominant.

 

 

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REVIEW:  COWBOY KARMA (COWBOY COCKTAIL) BY MIA HOPKINS

 

Cowboy Karma (Cowboy Cocktail #4)Cowboy Karma by Mia Hopkins

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


A bad boy with a heart of gold and a thirst for more. Lucky is rugged, dedicated and obsessed. Loyal to family, devoted to friends and obsessed with living life. Beyond the rough and tumble image lies a man who will risk it all for family and the girl that got away. Harmony left country life behind to settle down and become a responsible adult but when a broken heart sends this birthday girl heading for home, she quickly rediscovers the benefits of country living. The MacKinnons, Santos and Garcias are as wild as the land they live on. They work, live and love as hard as they play. There's something to be said for a man who will risk his own happiness to help the woman he loves. Cowboy Karma brings the heat but has a good dose of heart as well.



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BAREFOOT AT MIDNIGHT (BAREFOOT BAY TIMELESS) BY ROXANNE ST. CLAIRE

 

 

 

Release Date:  October 18, 2016

 

 

 

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Lawson Monroe is a chef without a restaurant...until his friend and mentor makes a deathbed promise to leave Law the only dive bar on Mimosa Key. Law has big plans for the Toasted Pelican until he walks directly into the luscious body and gorgeous face of Libby Chesterfield and her outrageous claim that the bar and restaurant should come to her.

When Libby learned that the man who once owned the crappiest watering hole on the island was actually her biological father, she decided the least he owed her was his unclaimed business. The old man wasn't there for her when she and her brother were growing up in Barefoot Bay, but his legacy can help her build a new future when she transforms the property into Balance, a yoga studio. The only obstacle? Her father apparently named former bad boy and current sexy silver fox Law Monroe his heir.

Law never thought he'd want anything more than the chance to make a living cooking his food for the people of Barefoot Bay...but Libby arouses an irresistible hunger in him. Battling an attraction that sizzles hotter than one of Law's cast-iron skillets and uncovering long-buried secrets with more twists than one of Libby's yoga poses, they'll have to find a way to both get what they want...especially if what they really want is each other.

 

 

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REVIEW:  BAREFOOT AT MIDNIGHT (BAREFOOT BAY TIMELESS) BY ROXANNE ST. CLAIRE

 

Barefoot at Midnight (Barefoot Bay Timeless, #3; Barefoot Bay Universe #17)Barefoot at Midnight by Roxanne St. Claire

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Mimosa Key may be small in size and population, but never lacks in personality. In Barefoot Bay the beauty of the location is overshadowed only my the overpowering since of community. Arms are open wide in welcome and caring is in abundance. In a world full of angry words and unnecessary violence Ms. St. Claire uses her imagination to create a beacon of hope, the ideal Utopia. Barefoot at Midnight is a story of sacrifice. Law and Libby are dreamers that have had their hearts battered by life. Can one deathbed promise and a piece of property make their dreams into the start of something wonderful? Roxanne St. Claire must be doing something right. Barefoot Bay is the perfect destination for finding the heart's desire. A dream come true.



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LOVE,  CHRISTMAS - HOLIDAY STORIES THAT WILL PUT A SONG IN YOUR HEART BY  Leanne Banks, Mimi Barbour, Joan Reeves, Mona Risk , Patricia Rosemoor, Rebecca York, Denise Devine, Donna Fasano , Traci Hall, Taylor LeeStephanie Queen , Jennifer St. GilesAlicia Street , Katy Walters , Rachelle Ayala , Jacquie Biggar , Michele Hauf, Dani Haviland , Nancy Radke, Cynthia Cooke

 

 

Release Date:  October 18, 2016

 

 

 

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♫♪Put a song in your heart with 20 all-new Christmas Romances from NY Times, USA Today, and national best-selling authors. Each brand-new title is inspired by a Christmas carol and will lift your spirits and bring on the holiday cheer.♫♪

We Need a Little Christmas by Leanne Banks - Can a handsome cynic become a Christmas believer?

Frosty the Snowman by Mimi Barbour - Stranded in an Alaskan snowstorm, strangers Hali and Terry are forced to rely on each other for survival.

Last Christmas by Joan Reeves - Annabelle gave him her heart, but Rick threw it away. He wants redemption, she wants revenge.

Holly Jolly Christmas by Mona Risk - Pregnant at 18. Adoption would save the baby's future but may cost her the man she loves.

Do You Hear What I Hear? by Patricia Rosemoor - Live-in-lovers Shelley and Jake are now in a cold war of their own over Christmas.

White Christmas by Rebecca York - Was she in a coma, or was she in a Christmas fantasy?

So This is Christmas by Denise Devine - He was her child nemesis, now he's her best friend forever.

Grown Up Christmas List by Donna Fasano - All she wants for Christmas is to feel safe... then she meets her guardian angel.

Blue Christmas by the Sea by Traci Hall - Alone for Christmas, Tamsyn helps mystery writer Evan find his mojo--love is a gift neither can refuse.

Santa Baby by Taylor Lee - Lily's only hope was that this time, he wouldn't be able to find her.

Let It Snow by Stephanie Queen - A stranger and a snow storm on Christmas Eve create the ultimate test for Dane & Shana.

Merry, Did You Know? by Jennifer St. Giles - Can a Christmas Miracle change the future of a woman who doesn't believe in love and a man who can't love again?

O Christmas Tree by Alicia Street - Can Piper convince Cody to let go of his painful past and embrace the hope of Christmas and possibly love?

Sleigh Ride by Katy Walters - Miss Sophia Vale faces poverty. Enter the Earl of Breconbridge, renowned as a rake hell with a conscience.

Deck the Hearts by Rachelle Ayala - Can Holly's jolly Christmas spirit help Grinch Gordon Gills save the town of Christmas Creek?

Silver Bells by Jacquie Biggar - Can a Christmas wish bring two stubborn souls together and give a little girl the gift she wants?

Hark the Herald Angel Falls by Michele Hauf - To earn her halo, angel Merit must convince the person who holds her earthly soul in limbo--her husband--to stop loving her.

Little Drummer Boy by Dani Haviland - How could a mere drummer boy help those stranded in the worst winter storm of the 18th century?

I'll Be Home For Christmas by Nancy Radke - When former a former Navy SEAL plucks a woman from the Mediterranean Sea, he discovers a fighter tougher than he.

Santa Claus is Coming to Town by Cynthia Cooke - A big city girl reunites with a small town boy--magic. A Santa in need of an elf--Christmas magic.

 

 

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Love, Christmas - Holiday stories that will put a song in your heart!Love, Christmas - Holiday stories that will put a song in your heart! by Leanne Banks

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


A sweet twist on the Grinch scenario. Gordon bottles up his anger and resentment along with loneliness and pain to the point where his bitterness overshadows everything that has importance in his life. Holly is the optimist that turns his life upside down and pulls him kicking and screaming into the magical season of hope, charity and faith. Maybe even love. I am not normally a fan of stories with Grinch or Scrooge like characters but there was something so compelling about Gordon that I couldn't look away. Deck the Hearts exposes what an open heart and open mind can do for the soul and the difference one action can make in the lives of others.



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Three Christmas Wishes

 

 

THREE CHRISTMAS WISHES BY SHEILA ROBERTS

 

 

 

Release Date:  October 18, 2016

 

 

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Three friends, three wishes—one Christmas! 

Riley Erickson, her pregnant sister, Jo, and their friend Noel are all wishing for the same thing: the perfect man. Or at least men who are perfect for them. Riley's hasn't turned out to be too impressive, dumping her for her bridesmaid three weeks before the wedding. Jo's husband is being perfectly stubborn. And Noel has given up completely. 

When the three women visit a shopping-mall Santa on a lark, the guy is full of predictions. Riley's going to meet her perfect man in a memorable way. Noel is going to get a good man to go with that house she's trying desperately to buy. And Jo, well, a new man is about to come into her life. What on earth does that mean? She already has her hands full with the one she's got. As for Riley and Noel, they have some holiday challenges to meet… 

But Christmas wishes can come true, as these three women are about to discover. Because in spite of romantic setbacks and derailed dreams, this truly is the most wonderful time of the year!

 

 

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REVIEW:  THREE CHRISTMAS WISHES BY SHEILA ROBERTS

 

Three Christmas WishesThree Christmas Wishes by Sheila Roberts

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Sheila Roberts has become a necessity to my e-reader, bookshelf and heart. She has joined my favorites collection in such a short time that it surprised even me. Her stories are full of heartwarming goodness and laugh out loud good times. Sitting in front of the fireplace with a mug of cocoa on a cold night and escaping into a snowglobe fantasy is what I picture whenever I think of her stories. Three Christmas Wishes spotlights three strong women searching for Mr. Right in a world of Mr. Wrongs. Light, entertaining and full of charm. Empowering, enlightening and delightful.



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CHRISTMAS JOY BY NANCY NAIGLE

 

 

 

Release Date:  October 18, 2016

 

 

 

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A heartwarming Christmas story about family, friendship and finding love in unexpected places.

Joy Holbrook might be all work and no play, but that changes when her Aunt Ruby takes a fall that lands her in a rehabilitation center before the holidays. Joy takes a leave of absence from her job as a market researcher to run the family farm, even though the timing may hinder her chance at garnering the promotion of her dreams.

Ben Andrews isn’t your average accountant. He also happens to be the handiest man in Crystal Falls. He’s helped his elderly neighbor, Ruby Johnson, decorate for the annual Christmas Home Tour—and win—the last several years. He’s not about to let some drop-in niece break their winning streak.

Ruby seems overly concerned about Joy being able to handle Molly. Under the impression she’s referring Molly the bunny that is one of the menagerie of animals, Joy’s not worried at all until the next morning when a little girl named Molly shows up. For the sake of her aunt, Joy is forced to partner with Ben while Ruby is on the mend to help with preparation for the Christmas tour and, in the process finds her career-focused heart dreaming of a family.

Will the magic of Christmas help her to open her heart and find her everlasting joy?

 

 

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REVIEW:  CHRISTMAS JOY BY NANCY NAIGLE

 

Christmas Joy: A NovelChristmas Joy: A Novel by Nancy Naigle

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Nancy Naigle is not an author I read on a regular basis. So when I get the chance to do so, I consider it a treat. With lives moving at a fast pace, it's always nice to find that moment to unwind. For me reading is my relaxation. I received a copy of Christmas Joy in exchange for an honest review. Reminiscent of a simpler time, the citizens of Crystal Falls welcomed me with open arms and shared abundantly the fruits of their knowledge. Small town stories are a weakness for me because I feel like a part of the family. Love is the driving force behind every smile and outsiders may be wary at first but tend to stay a while. Christmas Joy is about appreciating the people you love and experiencing the surprises life throws your way. Ms. Naigle proves that less is more. A novel can still enrich the mind and stir the senses with less sex and more TLC.



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Hunting with the SEAL (Saving the SEALs Series Book 4)

 

 

HUNTING WITH THE SEAL (SAVING THE SEALS) BY LESLIE NORTH

 

 

 

Release Date:  October 20, 2016

 

 

 

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Just when Kyle Matthews’ SEAL team thought their work was done, they learn they’ve only gotten started.

Navy SEAL Kyle Matthews has been through hell and back after the death of his brother Nick. Now he’s going rogue to bring down Miles Arrieta—the man responsible for Nick’s death—before he can destroy the global economy. This time, Kyle won’t stop until the threat has been contained—permanently. The only thing standing in his way is his dead brother’s beautiful wife.

Special Agent Natalie Matthews is still coping with her husband’s death when she receives orders to bring in Arrieta—alive. With her job on the line, she won’t let anything stand in her way—not even her former husband’s impulsive brother. Natalie’s always been a master of disguises, but this time she’ll have to hide the forbidden feelings she’s having about Kyle if she wants to come out on top.

In their hunt to bring down the man at the heart of the terror network, Natalie and Kyle form a reluctant partnership that quickly sparks to life. But with different agendas and Nick’s death between them, who knows where their loyalties lie.

 

 

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REVIEW:  HUNTING WITH THE SEAL (SAVING THE SEALS) BY LESLIE NORTH

 

Hunting with the SEAL (Saving the SEALs Series Book 4)Hunting with the SEAL by Leslie North

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


ARC Review: Hunting with the Seal (Saving the Seals) by Leslie North

In the midst of a dangerous situation lies two people with conflicting agendas and an equally complicated attraction. The history between Natalie and Kyle begins and ends with the death of Kyle's brother Nick. They both want somebody to pay but have different views on how retribution should be carried out. For Kyle, it's personal and the punishment should fit the crime. For Natalie, her emotions cannot interfere with her doing her job. Nick wants his brother's murderer dead. Natalie has rules to follow and that means facing off with her dead husbands ruthless brother. Fighting on opposite sides of the spectrum breeds a lust for danger and each other that is as tempting as it is taboo. Who will be the ultimate winner in this lethal showdown? Hunting with the Seal is more action than love story but it is an emotional roller coaster ride.



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MARRY ME MAD (BLUEBERRY LANE:  THE ROUSSEAUS) BY KATY REGNERY

 

 

 

Release Date:  October 21, 2016

 

 

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Did you fall in love with The English Brothers? Were you hot for the Winslows?

Katy Regnery's Blueberry Lane series continues with The Rousseau siblings!

For as long as Madeleine “Mad” Rousseau can remember, she’s been the “sweet” twin to her sister Jax’s “sassy.” But after an especially painful break-up, Mad decides she’s had enough of being sweet. Children’s librarian during the day, she begins visiting Philly’s seedier nightspots on a quest for adventure and experience. When Cortlandt “Cort” Ambler, the ex-boyfriend of Mad’s sister, Jax, saves her from disaster on one such evening, an unlikely friendship is born between the rebellious librarian and the moonlighting pianist…and two broken hearts begin a journey toward being whole again.

 

 

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REVIEW:  MARRY ME MAD (BLUEBERRY LANE:  THE ROUSSEAUS) BY KATY REGNERY

 

Marry Me Mad (The Rousseaus, #2)Marry Me Mad by Katy Regnery

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Mad is the quintessential good girl. Cort is the misunderstood bad boy. They seem worlds apart but really aren't all that different. Marry Me Mad is the journey of two people finding their voices individually and as a unit. Stepping outside of the box is a scary event in anyone's life but when your whole identity is being compared to a twin, it's even worse. Madeline is discovering who she is as a person and pulling off the label that she has been stamped with. Cort may be a little rough on the outside but his strength of character is in every action he makes. The way he treats Mad and the things he says to her are like sweet honey to the soul and music to the ears. Marry Me Mad is every woman's fantasy, to find the guy who sees only her. A breathtaking love story.



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