Thursday, December 15, 2016

LOOKING FOR A LITTLE ESCAPE? THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING.

 

 

 

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THE CEO'S SEDUCTION (HAMILTON FAMILY) BY DIANE ALBERTS

 

 

Release Date:  December 12, 2016

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

The last thing Brett Ross wants is to be back in the same old damn small town he grew up in, but his best friend is getting married, so there’s no way he’s skipping yet another visit back home. He knows what he’s getting into, coming back here, but the one thing he didn’t count on was the way Anna Hamilton made him feel the first time he sets eyes on her…and she’s all grown up. 

 

Anna’s always been in love with Brett, even if she’s always been his best friend’s annoying little sister to him. But when he looks at her, she doesn’t see annoyance in his eyes anymore. If anything, she sees a silent calling for her to save him from himself…and she’s just the girl to do it. All she needs is to find a way to escape her pesky, protective older brothers…  

 

And then the game is on.

 

 

 

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REVIEW:  THE CEO'S SEDUCTION (HAMILTON FAMILY) BY DIANE ALBERTS

 

The CEO's Seduction (Hamilton Family, #1)The CEO's Seduction by Diane Alberts

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



ARC Review: The CEO'S Seduction (Hamilton Family) by Diane Alberts

Eric, Wyatt, Cole and Chris were idiots. Their protectiveness of Anna started off adorable but quickly morphed into obsessive. Many times I wanted to yell "Get a life of your own." The CEO'S Seduction is part bro - romance, part romance and severely emotional. Anna was a strong woman who followed her heart despite the obstacles. Brett proved a frustrating conundrum. He drove me bonkers with the back and forth, yet he captured my heart with all the drama he'd endured. I literally ached for the lonely boy with the broken spirit and the man with the closed off heart. Diane Alberts turned emotional into excellent. Am looking forward to more from the crazy Hamilton brood.



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The Millionaire's Revenge 

 

THE MILLIONAIRE'S REVENGE BY WENDY BYRNE

 

 

Release Date:  December 12, 2016

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Real estate tycoon Luke McCall has a plan to take down the underhanded competitor messing with his livelihood. He intends to romance the man’s daughter, gain her trust, and get the information he needs to put his rival out of business once and for all. He just didn’t plan for the way she makes him feel.

Grace Wilson is tired of men using her smarts, social position, or her father’s status for their personal gain. It’s time for a new philosophy: Test. Screw. Dump. But after she meets Luke, she’s not sure she’ll be able to walk away. Not only is he sexy and charming, but he survives every test she puts him through. But can she trust a guy who seems too good to be true?

 

 

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REVIEWTHE MILLIONAIRE'S REVENGE BY WENDY BYRNE

 

The Millionaire's RevengeThe Millionaire's Revenge by Wendy Byrne

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


First impressions are everything and with Luke and Grace, Ms. Byrne left a lasting one. With equal parts frustration and sensation, this couple made hot and cold work. What I liked most about The Millionaire's Revenge is that the characters kept me on my toes and as a reader that is a great compliment because bored would have been a draw back. The fact that the author allowed me as a reader to come to my own conclusion in this chess game of love proved a plus as well. This is my second read by Wendy Byrne and I am liking what I've seen so far.



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Love Me at Midnight

LOVE ME AT MIDNIGHT ANTHOLOGY by Linda Morris, Robin Bielman,  C M Stone

 

 

Release Date:  December 12, 2016

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

MELTING THE MILLIONAIRE'S HEART by Linda Morris
Special needs teacher Kayla Johnston is supposed to be schmoozing at a swanky school fundraiser. Instead, she careens into a snowbank on the side of the road...straight into the path of a wickedly handsome stranger. When their chemistry ignites, Kayla's New Year's Eve begins to show some seriously sexy promise...

YOURS AT MIDNIGHT by Robin Bielman
Four years ago, Quinn Sobel gave Lyric Whetsone the night of her life...then disappeared. Now he's back to make amends, but Lyric has a secret that could drive Quinn from her life forever.

ONE NIGHT IN VEGAS by C.M. Stone
Eliza knows plenty about sexy cowboy Christian Yerrick, the man who crushed her heart when they were kids. Back in town, she's determined to avoid Chris altogether...until she accidentally rear-ends his truck on New Years Eve, and the fireworks between them burn hotter than the Vegas Strip... 

 

 

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REVIEW: LOVE ME AT MIDNIGHT ANTHOLOGY by Linda Morris, Robin Bielman,  C M Stone

 

Love Me at MidnightLove Me at Midnight by Linda Morris

My rating: 5 of 5 stars



ARC Review: Love Me at Midnight Anthology

Love Me at Midnight has sparkle written all over it. Not only was it nice to check in with an old friend but I got the chance to make some new ones as well. Yours at Midnight is about learning what forgiveness means, while One Night in Vegas revisits old love with all the drama and heartache that second chances can bring. With a whole lot of heart and a smidgen of heat, this radiant anthology delivers a treat.



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SURRENDER TO SIN (FALLEN) BY NICOLA DAVIDSON

 

 

Release Date:  December 12, 2016

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

To save her, he must ruin her.

Lord Sebastian St. John, dedicated bachelor and a co-owner of Fallen, the most scandalous pleasure club in London, is known as Sin for good reason. Orphaned by a shocking accident, Sin long ago vowed a life of solitude and
decadence. Yet when Lady Grace Carrington begs for his help destroying her reputation, Sin can't turn the ton's most proper lady away.

Obedient daughter, wife, and young widow, Grace has had enough of being controlled. After her father arranges a second loveless marriage to an eminently respectable ancient, Grace plans a fortnight of defiance and self-ruination to stop the wedding. But as Grace enters the heady, risky world of an affair with Sin, she finds herself inexplicably drawn to him— and she soon realizes two weeks won't be nearly enough.

 

 

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REVIEWSURRENDER TO SIN (FALLEN) BY NICOLA DAVIDSON

 

Surrender to Sin (Fallen, #1)Surrender to Sin by Nicola Davidson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Ms. Davidson has intrigued me with this sensuous journey into decadent defiance. Surrender to Sin is the story of broken people who find salvation in a torrid affair. A short trek to a steaming pot of gold. My one complaint was that it ended all too soon.



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LUCKY 7: HOT HEROES ANTHOLOGY by  Caridad Piñeiro, Sophia Knightly, Tawny Weber, Nina Bruhns, Susan Hatler, Virna DePaul, Kristin Miller

 

 

Release Date December 13, 2016

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Seven New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Authors bring you seven contemporary romance novellas, starring seven hot heroes who will make you melt. Whether you love a second chance romance, an office playboy, or a former-fling staying in the cabin next door, this boxed set has a fall-in-love romance for you.

 

ONE LAST NIGHT by Caridad Pineiro, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author. An act of compassion leads to unexpected pleasure . . . Thrown together, Marine Lieutenant Trevor Mason and Maggie Sullivan can’t ignore the sexual heat between them. As they satisfy one set of needs, another slowly develops as passion breathes life into other emotions. Will Trevor and Maggie’s one last night together possibly lead to many other nights in the future?

 

HEART TAMER by Sophia Knightly, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author. Kate is the last person her ex-husband Alec expects—or wants—to see again. But this time, can he resist? In this fiery battle of love, whose heart will be tamed?

 

A SEAL’S PROPOSAL by Tawny Weber, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author. Being the best means making sacrifices, but do vows made at 16 hold true at 24? As a teenager, Sam Morelli joined the elite club focused on a single goal: to become Navy SEALs. Membership required a vow that once he became a SEAL, the team would be his only commitment. Eight years later, on the cusp of achieving his goal, Sam has forgotten that vow. But his girlfriend hasn’t.

 

DANGEROUS CURVES by Nina Bruhns, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author. He’s driving...but her curves are deadlier than the two guys trying to kill them... A spec ops transporter takes on drones, bad guys and car chases—and falls for a beautiful scientist with curves more dangerous than the road!

 

TRUTH OR DATE by Susan Hatler, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author. Gina Hall is done with men who won’t commit. When her friend Kristen starts a game of Truth or Dare, she dares Gina to go on a date with Ethan, who’s total marriage material. As Gina plans the going away party for office playboy, Chris Bradley, she spontaneously initiates a game of Truth or Dare with him. He dares Gina to pose as his girlfriend to help get a flirty colleague off his back. Even though Gina and Chris are pretending, their relationship feels way too real and she’s worried about making the same dating mistakes all over again.

 

BECAUSE YOU LOVE ME by Virna DePaul, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author. Readers have fallen in love with the Irish O’Neill brothers…now it’s time for Sean O’Neill’s story, and he’s determined to convince Juliana Madison, his college English professor, that he’s not just a younger man—he’s definitely the man for her.

 

THE BAD BOY MEETS HIS MATCH by Kristin Miller, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author. When lingerie-store owner Cora Brennan plans a getaway at a quaint mountain retreat, she never expects her cabin neighbor to be the playboy she spent a memorable night with in college. Desire blazes into something deeper this time, but she’s still healing from a bad breakup and he's already set-up a first date with someone else. Can they finally admit their true feelings for each other before love is lost to them again?

 

 

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REVIEWLUCKY 7: HOT HEROES ANTHOLOGY by  Caridad Piñeiro, Sophia Knightly, Tawny Weber, Nina Bruhns, Susan Hatler, Virna DePaul, Kristin Miller

 

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars



ARC Review: Lucky 7 Hot Heroes Anthology

Lucky 7: Hot Heroes is a great blend of spice, action, laughter and tears that entertains and provides a bit of hidden wisdom on the side. A little wicked behavior, leads to a whole lot of fun in Susan Hatler's Truth or Date. Tawny Weber lends an edgier voice to second chances and broken vows. Sophia Knightly and Virna DePaul supply proof that sometimes love can conquer all. Kristin Miller appeals to the heart with her humour, surprises and heat. Authors, romance and Danger are irresistible mix. With this anthology I scored a major hit.



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IT STARTED WITH A KISS ANTHOLOGY  Christina McKnight, Elizabeth Essex, Erica Monroe, Rose Gordon, Jerrica Knight-Catania, Emma Locke, Amanda Mariel, Deb Marlowe ,Christina McKnight, Ava Stone,  Jane Charles

 

 

Release Date December 13, 2016

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

 

IT STARTED WITH A KISS... Twelve First In Series From Stars of Regency Historical Romance!  Enjoy dashing dukes, reformed rakes, and scandalous bluestockings in this sweet to sexy boxed set.

 

MAD FOR LOVE by Elizabeth Essex

Mignon du Blois needs an accomplished thief to steal back her father's statue so he won't be arrested for forgery--too bad the man willing to help her is actually Rory Cathcart, noted art expert.

 

A SCANDALOUS WIFE by Ava Stone

After living separate lives since their rushed wedding, an earl and countess stumble upon each other and begin to see the other in a whole new light.

 

TRIALS OF ARTEMIS by Sue London

An independent bluestocking sneaks into a library to read rare Greek texts and ends up with a husband instead.

 

HER SUDDEN GROOM by Rose Gordon

The overly scientific, always respectable, and socially awkward Alexander Banks has just been informed his name resides on a betrothal agreement right above the name of the worst chit in all of England. With a loophole that allows him to marry another without consequence before the thirtieth anniversary of his birth, he has only four weeks to find another woman and make her his wife.

 

THE ROBBER BRIDE by Jerrica Knight-Catania

Victoria Barclay is determined to make a difference in the world, so she finds a way to rob the rich and donate to the poor. But the Earl of Leyburn, her lifelong friend and neighbor, threatens to expose her in his constant pursuit of the truth. 

 

SHUNNED NO MORE by Christina McKnight

Lady Viola Oberbrook longed for a quiet life in the country, far from London and the society who'd shunned her during her first season. She never expected to come face-to-face with Lord Haversham, the only man who had every right to despise her. 

 

A DANGEROUS INVITATION by Erica Monroe

Struggling to survive in London's dangerous rookeries, Kate Morgan is determined not to give into the temptation of past love Daniel O'Reilly when he returns to win back her heart and prove he's innocent of murder.

 

THE TROUBLE WITH BEING WICKED by Emma Locke

Courtesan Celeste Gray wanted a new life free of the infamy of her notorious past--the last thing she planned on was falling for the stuffy viscount next door, Ashlin Lancester.

 

HIS IMPASSIONED PROPOSAL by Aileen Fish

Stephen Lumley returns from battle wounded and jaded, only to find his home life had been changed forever. After proposing while drowning his sorrows in liquor, he now has only four months to convince himself and Jane Marwick he is worthy of her, before she's off to London to find a man who is.

 

SCANDALOUS ENDEAVORS by Amanda Mariel

Lady Amelia's willing to create a scandal to stay in her beloved England. A Scottish duke ignites her passion, but will she abandon her endeavor for love?

 

THE LOVE LIST by Deb Marlowe

Miss Brynne Wilmott will do anything to get her name off of the Love List—that wickedly witty register of London’s light skirts.  The Duke of Aldmere will do anything to be left alone.  But his brother is mixed up in the business, so he’ll work with the lady to unravel the mess…until they find that the plot is more twisted and treasonous than anyone suspects…and that the danger and intrigue pale next to the effect they have on each other.

 

TO WALK IN THE SUN by Jane Charles

Hiding from a dangerous man, Tess Crawford thought The Wiggons’ School for Elegant Young Ladies would be the perfect place to disappear…except she didn’t anticipate being drawn to the reclusive Viscount Atwood, who has many secrets of his own. 

 

 

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REVIEW:  IT STARTED WITH A KISS ANTHOLOGY  Christina McKnight, Elizabeth Essex, Erica Monroe, Rose Gordon, Jerrica Knight-Catania, Emma Locke, Amanda Mariel, Deb Marlowe ,Christina McKnight, Ava Stone,  Jane Charles

 

It Started With A Kiss: Regency Romance Box SetIt Started With A Kiss: Regency Romance Box Set by Christina McKnight

My rating: 4 of 5 stars




Shunned No More by Christina McKnight - The toast of society, Viola is enjoying her meteoric success until all her hopes are shattered at the hands of a duel that proves deadly. It's hard to forgive yourself when the blame continues to come from others as well. Now she has to contend with a broken heart, a guilty conscience and a sexy but vengeful Earl. Shunned No More shows that even in one's darkest hour there is always hope. Learning is a task never outgrown and forgiveness can prove a balm for the soul. Ms. McKnight tackles the benefits of having an open heart and a compassionate spirit while rebuilding trust and finding hope.

The Trouble with Being Wicked by Emma Locke - Celeste and Ash are trying to escape the shadows of the past. Ash came across as a jerk more than a gentleman quite often in this story. The main reason, he felt there was something flawed inside of his makeup that he needed to purge. Celeste wants more than the notoriety of her former profession. She wants to live and exist in a place where she can be known as her true self not just a name. She decides to make a fresh start hoping to find all she seeks and succeeds until her past comes back to haunt her. The Trouble with Being Wicked is a triumphant story about overcoming circumstance and prejudice to successfully face any roadblock. Celeste is a great character because she owned her past and made a choice to claim her future regardless of others. Her strength was an inspiration.






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WILL NEVER FADE (RILEY O'BRIEN & CO.) BY JENNA SUTTON

 

 

Release Date:  December 13, 2016

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

For Phoebe Werner, the management trainee program at Riley O’Brien & Co. represents a new beginning. She’s finally healthy, and she is trying to enjoy life while she can. She never expects to run into Garrett Gale at a New Year’s Eve party. The handsome hotelier is the only man she wants… and a reminder of what she can never have.

Years ago, Garrett enjoyed one memorable night with Phoebe after months of fantasizing about her. And then, she disappeared. She ignored his efforts to contact her, and he did his best to forget her. Now fate has brought her back into his life and his bed. But who knows how long she’ll stay there?

With Phoebe's fears threatening to ruin their chance at happiness, Garrett must convince her that they're meant to be. He can't let Phoebe walk away with his heart again.

 

 

 

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Will Never Fade (Riley O'Brien & Co., #4.75)Will Never Fade by Jenna Sutton

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



ARC Review: Will Never Fade (Riley O'Brien & Co.) by Jenna Sutton

Bring on the Kleenex, because you'll need every one. Will Never Fade tackles some hard subjects, such as mortality, fear and the power of love. Phoebe has been through hell and back. The constant fear, endless despair and the hope for a second chance. All of these emotions were constant companions for a scared young woman going through the unbearable. Now, hoping to put the past behind her and live again, that constant fear still lingers on her mind, in her soul with every beat of her heart. Maybe a distraction will give her the strength to outrun her fear. Enter Garrett. Haunted by memories of an angel, Garrett seeks to find out more about the mysterious beauty from his past. Can he unlock the secrets of her heart or will Phoebe allow the fears in her head to overrule the love in her heart? There will be tears, but beyond the heartbreak Ms. Sutton delivers a courageous story of hope and facing down the scariest and happiest moments. 



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SWEET SURRENDER (MACKENZIE FAMILY) BY LILIANA HART

 

 

Release Date:  December 13, 2016

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

It’s been twelve years since Liza Carmichael stepped foot in Surrender, but after her great aunt’s death she has no choice but to return and settle her estate. Which includes the corner bakery that’s been a staple in Surrender for more than fifty years.

 

After twenty-five years on the job, Lieutenant Grant Boone finds himself at loose ends now that he’s retired. He’s gotten a number of job offers—one from MacKenzie Security—but he’s burned out and jaded, and the last thing he wants to do is carry the burden of another badge and weapon. He almost turns down the invitation from his good friend Cooper MacKenzie to stay as their guest for a few weeks while he’s deciding what to do with the rest of his life. But he packs his bag and heads to Surrender anyway.

 

The only thing Boone knows is that his future plans don’t include Liza Carmichael. She’s bossy, temperamental, and the confections she bakes are sweet enough to tempt a saint. Thank God he’s never pretended to be one. But after he gets one taste of Liza and things start heating up in the kitchen, he realizes how delicious new beginnings can be.

 

 

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REVIEW:  SWEET SURRENDER (MACKENZIE FAMILY) BY LILIANA HART

 

Sweet Surrender: A MacKenzie Family Novella (The MacKenzie Family)Sweet Surrender: A MacKenzie Family Novella by Liliana Hart

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Liliana Hart knows how to deliver spicy with a side of sweetness. Sweet Surrender lured me in with sugary goodness but got me hooked on the thrill of the chase. Although Grant and Liza's story is more of a whodunit than a let's do it type of read, action was the name of the game and boy did these characters live up to the call. Every gambit of emotion was on display from fear to sizzling temptation. The suspense was an added adrenaline rush but the ultimate payoff was chemisery that set the pages on fire. Sweet Surrender packs a powerful punch for such a short read.



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The Sheikh's Christmas Present (Shadid Sheikhs Series Book 2)

 

 

THE SHEIKH'S CHRISTMAS PRESENT (SHADID SHEIKHS) BY LESLIE NORTH

 

 

Release Date:  December 13, 2016

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

The Christmas season is a time for giving, and pilot Maria Walken has a planeload of gifts she’s gathering for Syrian refugees. Her charity has gotten a bad rap, and this time she’s determined to get her cargo delivered in time for the holiday. When a businessman shows up in need of a lift, she can’t stand his display of wealth…or the way he takes her breath away. But when he offers a large donation to her charity, Maria can hardly refuse.

Sheikh Jarik Shadid is trying to make it to Lebanon to testify against a former friend. With his need for discretion and few options to choose from, he’s more than willing to contribute to Maria’s charity in exchange for a seat on her cargo plane. But as a freak snowstorm blows in extending their travel plans, Jarik’s sensible exterior is starting to crack under the beautiful weight of the principled pilot.

Maria always promised herself she’d never fall for a rich man, but as they work to spread holiday cheer, she’s beginning to wonder if Jarik is everything she’s ever wanted for Christmas.

 

 

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The Sheikh's Christmas Present (Shadid Sheikhs Series Book 2)The Sheikh's Christmas Present by Leslie North

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Who needs mistletoe when a snowstorm can prove just as rewarding? Jarik is easy on the eyes, with a bank account big enough to draw anyone's attention. Maria leads with her heart. This firecracker wants to make a difference in the world and her charity work helps her do just this that. When Mr. Ego and Ms. Chip on Her Shoulder meet the chill in the air quickly becomes a raging inferno. The Sheikh's Christmas Present brought heated exchanges and magical moments as it lit up my heart with this dynamite duo.



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A TASTE FOR KANDY (FROSTY'S SNOWMEN NOVELLA) BY RHIAN CAHILL

 

 

Release Date:  December 15, 2016

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

For her, Christmas has always been about family, which is why it hurts so much not to have one of her own...

 

It’s Christmas, the happiest time of the year and everyone around Kandy is pairing off. She should be excited for her friends but another year has gone by and she’s no closer to finding her own happy ending. When an opportunity arises to go after what she wants, Kandy grabs it with both hands.

 

Parker Jones has been in love with Kandy Cane since he was fifteen. Finally having Kandy’s undivided attention is a dream come true and he knows he has to work quickly to get under her skin and into her heart and stay there. But Kandy has a secret, one that could lead to a different kind of connection than Parker was hoping for.

 

Happy endings can’t be forced, but if Parker can convince Kandy of his love, they just might have a Christmas with all the trimmings.

 

 

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A Taste For Kandy (Novella) (Frosty's Snowmen Book 3)A Taste For Kandy (Novella) by Rhian Cahill

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Another delectable tale from the ever talented Rhian Cahill. A Taste For Kandy is just the right length to whet your appetite and still leave a reader wanting more. Kandy is a woman in need of some holiday temptation and Parker could prove to be the antidote she needs to give her that Christmas miracle. Funny or die addictive with a nostalgic feel, a heartwarming message and a great deal of sex appeal. I think I'm in love.



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WRONG BROTHER, RIGHT MATCH (ANYONE BUT YOU) BY JENNIFER SHIRK

 

 

Release Date:  December 5, 2016

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Matchmaking guru Kennedy Pepperdine’s life is perfect. Perfect job. Perfect friends. Perfect boyfriend. Except...when she gets trapped in an elevator with a handsome stranger, she accidentally confesses a secret: maybe her perfect boyfriend, Justin, isn’t so perfect for her after all. But a matchmaker should be able to successfully match herself, right? Thankfully, she’ll never see the handsome stranger again. Until she heads home with Justin for the holidays and learns that the sexy stranger is none other than Justin’s older brother, Matt.

 

Matt Ellis is trying to be on his best behavior for his mother—it is Christmas, after all. But when he recognizes the beautiful woman from the elevator—the one he hasn’t been able to stop thinking about for months—his best behavior is being held by a thread. Matt’s always sacrificed for his family, and nothing is more important than their happiness, but the more time he spends around Kennedy, the more he wonders if her supposed "right match" might just be the wrong brother.

 

 

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Wrong Brother, Right Match (Anyone But You #3)Wrong Brother, Right Match by Jennifer Shirk

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Girl seeks boy and sets to finding her match. Match found, question popped and things just got alot more complicated. Wrong Brother, Right Match is a love letter to the heart. Love is not an equation to be solved, but a feeling to be had. Kennedy is adorably confused and Matt is bemused, befuddled and bewildered. Sensible is not always logical, at least in matters of the heart. Ms. Shirk delivers a sugary confection of heartwarming goodness. My rating: 5 KISSES.




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MORE THAN FRIENDS (KENDRICK PLACE) BY JODY HOLFORD

 

 

 

Release Date:  December 5, 2016

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Owen Burnett planned on a quiet, easygoing Christmas, hanging out with his best friend and neighbor, Gabby Michaelson. So when his mom pressures him to come home for the holidays, he tells a little white lie…that he’s spending the holidays with his new girlfriend. But when his family shows up unexpectedly, Owen pulls the best friend card and asks Gabby to play his fake girlfriend.

 

Gabby’s been hopelessly in love with her best friend Owen for what feels like forever, but playing his "fake" girlfriend when the entire boisterous Burnett clan visits is easier said than done. The more she tries to deny the attraction between them, the more obvious their chemistry becomes. But even though she's not the only one feeling it, putting their friendship on the line is a risk she can’t take.

 

 

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REVIEW:  MORE THAN FRIENDS (KENDRICK PLACE) BY JODY HOLFORD

 

More Than FriendsMore Than Friends by Jody Holford

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


I can never get enough of friends to lovers stories. More than Friends took an age old diatribe and gave it a less sexy, but more sweet face lift. He's organized. She's messy. He's oblivious, she's in love. What happens when a charade becomes the real deal? This friendship may never be the same. More than Friends sparkles with charm. Not only have I discovered a new author, I lost my heart along the way.



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KISS ME FOR CHRISTMAS BY CHRISTINE BELL, SERENITY WOODS, RILEY MURPHY AND ROS CLARKE

 

 

Release Date:  December 5, 2016

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

LITTLE WHITE LIE 

by USA Today bestselling author Christine Bell 

and author Riley Murphy

 

Leah Latrelle has landed herself in the proverbial holiday hot seat. To get her family off her back, she told them she has a fiancé. And now they want to meet him. But just when it seems her goose is cooked, her sexy-as-sin business partner offers Leah a deal she can’t refuse…

 

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS 

by Ros Clarke

 

Advertising exec Hugh Munro hasn’t forgotten last year’s scorching-hot kiss with buttoned-up Anna Gardner, and kissing her again at the annual office party only strengthened his resolve to make her his. If all he wants for Christmas is Anna, he’ll have to prove it…to both of them.

 

HOLLY’S FIRST NOEL 

by USA Today bestselling author Serenity Woods

 

What better way for Holly Jones to get over her ex than spending the holidays in solitude with the sexy teacher in the class next door? Except, there’s nothing solitary about their time together—especially not the innocent kiss that flares into much, much more…

 

 

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REVIEW:  KISS ME FOR CHRISTMAS BY CHRISTINE BELL, SERENITY WOODS, RILEY MURPHY AND ROS CLARKE

 

Kiss Me For ChristmasKiss Me For Christmas by Christine Bell, Serenity Woods, Riley Murphy, Ros Clarke

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Kiss Me For Christmas is the perfect present to ward off the winter chill. Dynamite in a tiny bundle, these authors are on fire with their sweet stories of holiday second chances at romance. This time with Mr. Right. With the Kiss Me For Christmas Christine Bell, Riley Murphy, Serenity Woods and Ros Clarke delivered the three S words that I love to hear. Short reads that blend sentimental with sexy in a classy and irresistible package.



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Backstage Pass: The Complete Series

 

BACKSTAGE PASS:  THE COMPLETE SERIES BY:  Ophelia London,  Lisa Burstein, Rebekah L. Purdy, Suze Winegardner, Erin Butler 

 

 

Release Date:  December 5, 2016

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Five irresistible guys…five unforgettable romances

Step backstage with the guys of Seconds to Juliet—the hottest boy band to hit the scene in years—and the girls who capture their hearts. Superstardom has never been so sexy…

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Aimee and the Heartthrob by Ophelia London

 

He never noticed her before, but now she's all he can see...

Miles Carlisle is every teen girl's fantasy. His rugged good looks and exotic British accent have helped catapult his boy band, Seconds to Juliet, to super-stardom. But after two disastrous and very public breakups, Miles isn't interested in dating just any girl; he wants The One. And the only girl he's interested in is not only his best friend's little sister - and off-limits - but won't even give him the time of day...

As a kid, Aimee Bingham had a huge thing for Miles...until he made fun of her for always tagging along. Now that she's outgrown both him and her pigtails, the prospect of spending two weeks on tour with the childhood crush who broke her heart isn't exactly enticing. Except now Miles seems interested. Very interested. And no matter how hard Aimee tries to resist him, her crush is definitely making a comeback. But everyone knows that falling for a heartthrob is a backstage pass to heartbreak...


Mia and the Bad Boy by Lisa Burstein

 

This good girl’s about to meet her match…

Ryder Brooks is living the dream—he’s famous, loved by millions of girls, and miserable. All he really wants is to write his own music, not Seconds to Juliet’s sugary sweet pop. In order to do that, though, the “bad boy” of the band will have to play by the rules. And that includes behaving with his new—and super cute—über-good-girl tutor.

Mia Reyes is in fangirl heaven. Tutoring her favorite member of her favorite band? It’s a dream come true…until it turns into a complete nightmare. Ryder is nothing like she thought. He’s crude, arrogant, and pretty much a total jerk. And the worst part? She’s roped into pretending to be his girlfriend so that no one finds out he’s being tutored. Fake kisses, plenty of PDA, and even sharing his hotel room…

But sometimes even the baddest of bad boys needs a little redemption


Daisy and the Front Man by Rebekah L. Purdy

 

Hell hath no fury like a fangirl scorned…

When Daisy Morris finds out she’s spending the summer with her dad, bodyguard for Seconds to Juliet—the hottest boy band around—she knows it couldn't be more perfect. But not because she’s a fan. Oh, no. Because ever since front man Trevin Jacobs completely humiliated her by standing her up for homecoming, Daisy is out for a little revenge. Yup, Trevin Jacobs is goin' down...

When one of his bandmates bets Trevin he can't make Daisy—the gorgeous but surprisingly ice-cold daughter of their bodyguard—fall in love with him, it’s a bet he can’t resist. Sure, Daisy won’t give him the time of day for reasons he can't understand, and her dad’s hell-bent against his little girl spending time with a superstar. But the terms are set, and Trevin is determined to make Daisy fall…hard.

But every front man should know never to trust a girl with a pretty face…


Anya and the Shy Guy by Suze Winegardner

 

It's always the quiet ones...

 

Anya Anderson doesn't just need a big break, she needs anybreak. Living on the streets doesn't leave a girl many options, so when she scores a gig reporting on the Seconds to Juliet tour, she jumps at the chance to earn enough money to sleep somewhere safe. And the paycheck will get bigger - and keep her off the streets for good - if she can dig up dirt on Will Fray, the irritatingly hot "shy guy" of the band.

Problem is, Will Fray isn't who everyone thinks he is. In fact, he's not Will at all. Matt, Will's identical twin, is actually the guy onstage, reluctantly covering for his brother while he's in rehab. To make matters worse, Matt's being shadowed by a cute reporter with troubled eyes determined to get the scoop. On him. And he's having trouble finding the willpower to keep his distance...

 

But if the secret gets out, it won't just be his head on a platter - it'll be the whole band's.


Abby and the Cute One by Erin Butler

 

Every member of Seconds to Juliet has a girlfriend—except for Nathan Strong. Now the band's manager is leaning hard on "The Cute One" to play the role of the band's heartthrob. With the band's sales in decline, it's up to Nathan to keep the fans' fantasy alive.

The plan is to stage a fake relationship and a fake breakup, and then let the fans fight to be the one to mend Nathan's broken heart. Just one problem. There's another girl in the picture-one Nathan can't stay away from. In private, Nathan's stealing kisses with the band's new opening act, Abby Curtis.

If they're caught, no one wins. Abby will be fired, and the band might not recover the success they need to survive. But even with the pressure mounting, Nathan and Abby can't stop themselves from stealing one more touch, one more kiss. And it's only a matter of time before it all falls apart.

 

 

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars


It's been a while since my teenage years but the Backstage Pass series took me back there for a brief visit. First crush, first love, first heartbreak are all relived though the pages of this awesome series. Talk about living vicariously. I'm not ashamed to admit Aimee, Mia, Daisy, Anya and Abby had me wishing for those days of carefree fun.



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THE ONLY ONE (A ONE LOVE NOVELLA) BY LAUREN BLAKELY 

 

 

Release Date:  December 6, 2016

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

 

From the New York Times bestselling author of THE SEXY ONE comes a romance about fate and second chances.

 

Let’s say there was this guy. And he gave you the most mind-blowing night of sex in your life. And you never saw him again.

 

Until ten years later.

 

Now, it turns out he’s the ONLY ONE in all of Manhattan whose restaurant is available for my charity’s event.

 

The trouble is, he doesn’t recognize me.

 

***

 

This woman I’m working with is so damn alluring. The first time I set eyes on her, I’m captivated and I can’t get her out of my mind. Even if it’s risky to tango with someone I’m working with, she’s a risk I’m willing to take.

 

The trouble is, she won’t give me the time of day.

 

But I’m determined to change that.

 

 

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The Only One: A One Love NovellaThe Only One: A One Love Novella by Lauren Blakely

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


An Affair to Remember has nothing on Penny and Gabriel. The Only One is a sensual twist on a piece of movie Americana. A spicy affair marks the beginning of a journey of love, lust and confusion between two soul mates. The connection between these two singes the pages pulling the reader into this torrid romance. Ms. Blakely knows how to grab hold and captivate with her brand of mysteriously seductive romances. So tempting, I can't stop craving more.



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ON THE LINE (HOMETOWN PLAYERS) BY VICTORIA DENAULT

 

 

Release Date:  December 6, 2016

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

He had total control of his game--until she changed all the rules

 

. . . As one of the best players in the NHL and the "golden boy" of the league, Avery Westwood knows he has to keep his cool--on and off the ice. His whole life is a carefully constructed image of perfection for the media and his brand sponsors. Of course, that means he can never let his true feelings show. But when it comes to the sexy sister of his former teammate, Avery might be willing to make an exception . . . even if it means breaking all his own rules.

 

 

As far as Stephanie Deveau is concerned, having a thing for Avery is the equivalent of psychological napalm. Très bad idea. Then he moves in next door, all sexy smiles and a deliciously hot body that she can't resist. Something's happening between them--it's intense, a little (a lot) out of control, and real. Only Avery doesn't know everything about Stephanie's past. And the one exception to his rule might just be the one girl who could destroy his career.

 

 

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REVIEW:  ON THE LINE (HOMETOWN PLAYERS) BY VICTORIA DENAULT

 

On the Line (Hometown Players, #5)On the Line by Victoria Denault

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Avery was a definite bad boy. Sexy, confident with a dirty mouth and an over inflated ego. Although his personality was off putting at times, he was much deeper than what showed on the surface. Stephanie is his Kryptonite. She gets him in a way that no one has before and gets under his skin at the same time. Stephanie has complication written all over her. Bad decisions in her past have left her doubting herself. A cocky playboy with a wicked smile and a rep is the last thing she needs in her life. Ms. Denault manages to execute some surprise maneuvers of the tempting variety but still appeal to the emotional aspect as On the Line goes for the win and scores big. Well done.



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Can't Stop Loving You 

 

CAN'T STOP LOVING YOU BY MIRANDA LIASSON

 

 

Release Date:  December 6, 2016

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

When it comes to her heart, Arabella D’Angelo has moved on—even though she still lives in Mirror Lake, Connecticut, a little tourist town with a long memory for mistakes. Ever the dutiful daughter of a cantankerous widower who holds grudges, Bella has spent the past twelve years raising her younger brother and making a name for herself as a successful psychologist. Now, when she isn’t counseling a lonely-hearts club for senior women, she’s humoring her matchmaking girlfriends. Bella resists the romancing of their blind dates, yet her friends hope she’ll fall for a local and scrap plans for a fresh start in Chicago.

Then, just before Bella’s thirtieth birthday, her first love, Roman Spikonos, returns to Mirror Lake. When he moves next door to her family’s garden-center business to run his grandparents’ orchard, it stirs up gossip—and a tempest of passions—just in time for pumpkin harvest. As Roman and Bella once again get caught up in a swirl of desire and heartache, not to mention her overprotective father’s fury, Mirror Lake will soon find out whether the Italian hometown beauty and her unforgettable Greek god can stand a second chance.

 

 

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Miranda Liasson is always on my MUST READ list. Relatability is something I look for within the stories that I read and Ms. Liasson never skimps on that important trait. It's easier to become engrossed in a character when a reader can understand the circumstances they are facing. Small town drama, second chance romance and hidden pieces of wisdom all add up to the beauty that is Can't Stop Loving You. Bella is prides herself on her reliability both in her career and personal life but the image that she shows the world is different than the way she sees herself. She still sees that insecure, heartbroken eighteen year old she used to be, not the independent woman she has become. When the secrets of an that eighteen year old come back to haunt her 12 yrs later in the form of her biggest temptation, her well ordered life because some what of a mess. Is she ready for the fireworks?



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SWEET ESCAPE (SUGAR RUSH) BY NINA LANE

 

 

 

Release Date:  December 6, 2016

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

 

When dessert goes wrong…

 

Hannah Lockhart travels the world and blogs about love. At least she used to before she promised to look after her sister’s bakery. Now, stuck in small town California for the next six months, Hannah is desperate to find romantic content for her blog or risk losing both readers and income.

 

Then a whipped cream disaster sends her into the arms of sexy, charming Evan Stone, heir to the Sugar Rush Candy Company.

 

Since childhood, Evan has been trying to overcome family concerns about his defective heart. Known as “The Heartbreaker,” he’s found an outlet with women. And when bad news strikes him, he seeks a diversion by offering to show Hannah the romance of the Bay Area.

 

Hannah jumps at the chance…as long as they keep things platonic. But soon Evan’s hot combination of charm, perfect kisses, and a serious sweet tooth melts her defenses.

 

As Hannah and Evan surrender to their delicious attraction, they are forced to confront the reality of her wanderlust and his heart condition. When love and hearts collide, can Hannah and Evan find their sweet ending?

 

 

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REVIEW:  SWEET ESCAPE (SUGAR RUSH) BY NINA LANE

 

Sweet Escape (Sugar Rush #2)Sweet Escape by Nina Lane

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


It's impossible not to love a story that uses two of my favorite things as a lure. Sweet Escape is a decadent tale of guilty pleasures. Evan and Hannah pack on the heat with a scoop of heart on the side. Temptation must run in the Stone genes because these men can seduce a woman with just one look. Evan is the poster boy for broken hearts. He doesn't trust his own not to let him down, so why should he trust anyone else. Hannah is a runner, she hits the road when to escape issues that are hard for her to face. When responsibility comes calling can she live up to the challenge? Spicy romance delivers a sugary treat in the form of Sweet Escape by Nina Lane.



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THIS IS OUR SONG (THE SHAUGHNESSY BROTHERS) BY SAMANTHA CHASE

 

 

 

Release Date:  December 6, 2016

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

She knows him by reputation


Riley Shaughnessy knew that to stand out in his large family, he'd have to go big. Making a name for himself as a musician wasn't easy, but he followed his dreams to rock-star success. But the relentless expectations of fans is not helping the slump he's in now. So of course the person who attracts him is the woman who is not impressed by fame.

Which gives Riley Shaughnessy a lot to prove


Entertainment reporter Savannah Daly is completely unfazed by pretty-boy rock stars. She's just here to get her interview and write her story. But spending an entire month with the Shaughnessys is going to show Savannah a side of Riley she never could have guessed.

 

 

 

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REVIEW:  THIS IS OUR SONG (THE SHAUGHNESSY BROTHERS) BY SAMANTHA CHASE

 

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars



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Overpowering, possessive and sensitive. What else would be expected from a Shaughnessy. They are over achievers who live life to the fullest and love as hard as they work. Riley has all of these traits with an extra dose of charisma and insecurity that he keeps close to the vest, but when Savannah walks into his world and takes up residence in his heart, his sensors hit overdrive really fast. There are a number of reasons why I go fanatic over Ms. Chase's stories, mainly her family inspired tales. She does something I have not seen many authors do. Exposes the drama slowly from the inside out. In my experience that gives an easier understanding of who the character is. Riley is a rockstar but all the fame in the world does not make up for the heartbreaking loss he still struggles with. The measure of a man is not the secrets he keeps but the vulnerabilities he exposes. That is what makes connecting with Riley relatable to me as a reader.




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One for the Rogue by Charis Michaels

 

ONE FOR THE ROGUE (THE BACHELOR LORDS OF LONDON) BY CHARIS MICHAELS

 

 

Release Date:  December 6, 2016

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Beauregard “Beau” Courtland has no use for the whims of society and even less for aristocratic titles. As a younger son, he travels the world in search of adventure with no plans to settle down. Even when the title of Viscount Rainsleigh is suddenly forced upon him, he will not bend to duty or decorum. Not until an alluring young woman appears on the deck of his houseboat, determined to teach him propriety in all things and tempting him with every forbidden touch…

Lady Emmaline Crumbley has had a wretched year. Her elderly husband dropped dead without naming her in his will and she’s been relegated to the life of a dowager duchess at the age of 23. She has no wish to instruct a renegade viscount in respectability, but desperate to escape her greedy stepson, Beau’s family makes her an offer she cannot refuse: teach the new lord to behave like a gentleman, and they’ll help her earn the new, self-sufficient life of her dreams. Emmaline agrees, only to discover that instructing the viscount is one thing, but resisting him is quite another. How can she teach manners to the rakish nobleman if he is determined to show her the thrill of scandal instead?

 

 

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REVIEW:  ONE FOR THE ROGUE (THE BACHELOR LORDS OF LONDON) BY CHARIS MICHAELS

 

One for the Rogue (The Bachelor Lords of London, #3)One for the Rogue by Charis Michaels

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Beau is a man with a plan. Outrun his responsibilities and live the way he sees fit. Emma is a woman with little choices. Her mission should she choose to accept it lies in convinces this rebel adventurer to live up to his full potential. She just has to convince him that a little spit and polish can be the best thing that ever happened to him. One for the Rogue got me thinking of My Fair Lady in reverse. Beau needs help becoming the man he was meant to be and Emma is his tutor extraordinaire. Amidst the drama, scandal and betrayal that Emma and Beau face in their lives, lies a better understanding of what each is capable of, individually. What they have to teach each other is more the focus of the story than anything else. Charis Michaels is excellent at creating characters that are more than surface flash, you just have to dig deep to expose the layers, and along the way discover the enchanting side of the journey.

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SOMEONE LIKE YOU (OXFORD) BY LAUREN LAYNE

 

 

 

Release Date:  December 6, 2016

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Lauren Layne’s bestselling Oxford Series continues with the poignant, heartwarming story of New York’s most eligible bachelor, Lincoln Mathis, a man who’s living a lie—until his dream woman takes away the pain.

Lincoln Mathis doesn’t hide his reputation as Manhattan’s ultimate playboy. In fact, he cultivates it. But behind every flirtatious smile, each provocative quip, there’s a secret that Lincoln’s hiding from even his closest friends—a tragedy from his past that holds his heart quietly captive. Lincoln knows what he wants: someone like Daisy Sinclair, the sassy, off-limits bridesmaid he can’t take his eyes off at his best friend’s wedding. He also knows that she’s everything he can never have.

After a devastating divorce, Daisy doesn’t need anyone to warn her off the charming best man at her sister’s wedding. One look at the breathtakingly hot Lincoln Mathis and she knows that he’s exactly the type of man she should avoid. But when Daisy stumbles upon Lincoln’s secret, she realizes there’s more to the charming playboy than meets the eye. And suddenly Daisy and Lincoln find their lives helplessly entwined in a journey that will either heal their damaged souls . . . or destroy them forever.

 

 

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars


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Here's my watershed realization. Lauren Layne, gets me. She writes stories that can breakdown emotions. She can write a story that will have me struggling to keep a straight face or fighting to hold back the tears. Someone Like You is a blend of the two that delivers a freeing experience. Lincoln and Daisy have seen some of their darkest moments play out in real time, right before their eyes. Broken hearts, shattered dreams and devastating losses have resided outside of their front door but a guardian angel has their back. All through this story I kept coming back to the adage about people coming into your life for a reason and that seemed to be the case with Daisy and Lincoln. In order to heal, each needed a friend. In order to move forward, they had to let go of the past. Like a fine wine, the Oxford series keeps getting better with time.



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JAMES (7 BRIDES FOR 7 BROTHERS) BY ROXANNE ST. CLAIRE

 

 

 

Release Date:  December 6, 2016

 

 

 

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Running a billion-dollar hedge fund doesn’t leave a lot of time for fun in the sun, but that doesn’t bother James Brannigan. After spending his youth helping his widowed father raise six younger brothers, James took a cue from his workaholic dad and channeled all his energy into business. So when he learns that his father left him a tiny winery on the Amalfi Coast, he’s not thrilled. A trip to Italy is the last thing his busy schedule needs, but the winery has to go. Which means…he has to go to the winery.

Kyra Summers is the definition of a free-spirit. In her thirty years on earth, she’s never stayed in one place long enough to put down roots until she arrived in Positano and fell hard for the bold flavors, hot sun, warm people, and above all, the wonderful wine. Her job at a small, local winery is her first attempt to make a real home and the people who run the place start to become like family to her. Until the winery’s new owner, a devastatingly handsome, shockingly ruthless billionaire, arrives with plans to shut it all down. Kyra’s willing to do whatever it takes to save this place she loves—even if it means cozying up to a man who’s harder than granite and twice as cold.

But the Italian sunshine has a way of heating things up—with every fiery exchange, they strike sparks and draw irresistibly closer together. James is stunned by his attraction to a woman unlike any he’s met before, and Kyra discovers a simmering passion hidden behind his polished exterior. But passion won’t be enough to change James’s mind and his priorities, which is exactly why his late father sent him to Italy. Changing James is going to take a much bigger risk—it’s going to take love.

 

 

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REVIEW:  JAMES (7 BRIDES FOR 7 BROTHERS) BY ROXANNE ST. CLAIRE

 

James (7 Brides for 7 Brothers #6)James by Roxanne St. Claire

My rating: 5 of 5 stars



The 7 Brides for 7 Brothers series has masterpiece written all over it. Not only does it spotlight a collage of great voices with it's variety of authors ranging from Ruth Cardello, Roxanne St. Claire, Melody Anne and Barbara Freethy. It encapsulates wise life lessons told in a fresh way and with a great deal of heart. With James the takeaway lesson is not to let life pass by, enjoy every precious moment. It takes a meddling father, an unwanted winery and a die hard free spirit to show this hard nose businessman the error of his ways. Ms. St. Claire adds her voice to an already stellar love story, the love of a father for his sons. Though not your average family, the enigmatic Brannigans are a captivating bunch.



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CHRISTMAS WITH AN ANGEL (HARMONY HARBOR) BY DEBBIE MASON

 

 

Release Date:  December 6, 2016

 

 

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It's been eight long years since Michael Gallagher has laid eyes on Shay Angel, back when he was a boy from the most prominent family in town and she was a girl from the wrong side of the tracks. But he hadn't cared about their differences—until one bad decision landed her in jail.

 

That was years ago and now he's back in Harmony Harbor for the holidays. So when Shay goes missing, Michael is intent on finding her—and finding out if their sizzling attraction is still there. But he's now a district attorney, and it looks like Shay is once again on the wrong side of the law.

 

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Christmas with an Angel: A Short Story (Harmony Harbor, #1.5)Christmas with an Angel: A Short Story by Debbie Mason

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Debbie Mason knows how to get the tears flowing. Her stories are treasures for the soul. Christmas With An Angel marks the start of something special. Mike and Shay are opposites in every way. She's a girl with a chip on her shoulder, a crack in her heart and a reputation that precedes her. He's a man of privilege with the world at his feet and questions about a certain bad girl. Christmas With An Angel provides a taste of what looks to be a breathtaking tale. Can't wait to jump right in.



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SWEET SOUTHERN BAD BOY (HARMONY HOMECOMINGS) BY MICHELE SUMMERS 

 

 

Release Date:  December 6, 2016

 


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Katie McKnight loves her job. Not really. But Katie loves her dad and this job means everything to him. Which is why she finds herself scouting for the perfect house to film a mini-series…and that house happens to be in Harmony, NC. Now if Katie can convince the grouchy, disheveled, but totally hunky guy who owns it that this is the perfect setting for the next teen craze, then she’ll be in business.
Bestselling author, Vance Kerner has lost his mind along with his favorite loafers and the notes to his next novel…somewhere under all the dirty dishes in his kitchen. Since babysitting his brother’s three kids, one dog and a cat, Vance hasn’t found a moments peace. So when California Katie knocks on his door, Vance doesn’t stop to ask questions. He simply yanks her inside and puts her in charge.
Katie agrees to babysit if Vance will allow her film crew access to his property. Vance agrees to listen to Katie’s terms with an open mind. He’ll agree to anything for the time and peace he needs to write. Almost.
But having Katie underfoot is anything but peaceful. And Vance is finding less and less time to write and more and more time to watch Katie weave a lovely spell on all the Kerners, especially him. Can these two opposites find a common ground and the love they both deserve?

 

 

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Sweet Southern Bad Boy (Harmony Homecomings, #3)Sweet Southern Bad Boy by Michele Summers

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


It is gratifying when an author can entertain and rearrange commonplace stereotypes. Ms. Summers stirs up some serious sex appeal while delivering a sassy ball of laughs and heart along the way. Within the pages of Sweet Southern Bad Boy lies heated encounters, cuddly troublemakers and an aura of irresistible fun. To babysit or not to babysit? Kids, a man in over his head and a major dose of tender humour. That's just the recipe for a fun filled afternoon courtesy of a clueless duo. Definitely something to talk about.




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HOW TO TRAIN YOUR HIGHLANDER (BROADSWORDS AND BALLROOMS) BY CHRISTY ENGLISH

 

 

 

Release Date:  December 6, 2016

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

She’s the Hellion of Hyde Park…

 

A foolproof plan to avoid marriage:

  1. Always carry at least three blades.
  2. Ride circles around any man.
  3. Never get caught in a handsome duke’s arms.

 

Wild Highlander Mary Elizabeth Waters is living on borrowed time. She’s managed to dodge the marriage banns up to now, but even Englishmen can only be put off for so long…and there’s one in particular who has her in his sights.

 

Harold Percy, Duke of Northumberland, is enchanted by the beautiful hellion who outrides every man on his estate and dances Scottish reels while the ton looks on in horror. The more he sees Mary, the more he knows he has to have her, tradition and good sense be damned. But what’s a powerful man to do when the Highland spitfire of his dreams has no desire to be tamed...

 

 

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REVIEW:  HOW TO TRAIN YOUR HIGHLANDER (BROADSWORDS AND BALLROOMS) BY CHRISTY ENGLISH

 

 

 

How to Train Your Highlander (Broadswords and Ballrooms, #3)How to Train Your Highlander by Christy English

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Any character, whether male or female, that is not afraid to be true themselves, deserves a thumbs up in my opinion. Mary Elizabeth has the heart of a fighter, the spirit of a wild child and the mouth of a sailor. She's as original as can be and I loved that about her. The push back between her and Harold made for entertaining dialogue and electric sex appeal. The fact that Ms. English dares to be different in her writing is just as appealing as the unique firecrackers in her stories.



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KNIGHT IN BLACK LEATHER (INTERNATIONAL BILLIONAIRES:  THE LATINOS) BY CARO LAFEVER

 

 

Release Date:  December 6, 2016

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

A lost prince. A Southern belle. Fate draws them close while treachery threatens to destroy their love.

 

Nina Blanchard believes in Fate with a capital F, even when it demands something she’s not sure she wants to give. Except there’s no way around the fact she’s drawn to the surly, sexy restaurateur who wants only to be left alone and clearly needs her love to come alive once more.

 

When his wife died and his best friend betrayed him, Lucas Miró Porras retreated into a black gloom he has no intention of leaving. His restaurant satisfies his basic needs and the last thing he wants is a beautiful woman invading his space, luring him into another kind of desire.

 

Yet a knight, no matter how tarnished his reputation and honor, must answer the call of a damsel in distress. Against his will, Luc finds himself helplessly falling into smoky eyes, dueling with a sassy tongue, and lusting for a Southern enchanter. A dreamer who’s determined to get him into her bed and tear down the walls he’s built to protect his wounded heart. But how can he trust a woman once more? A woman who openly admits to scheming…and possible treachery.

 

 

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Knight in Black Leather: International Billionaires XI: The LatinosKnight in Black Leather: International Billionaires XI: The Latinos by Caro LaFever

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


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Ms. LaFever's combination of mysterious "bad boy" Luc and hauntingly naive Nina proved a valuable asset for Knight in Black Leather. New Orleans was the perfect setting for this story of love, betrayal and intrigue. Luc is a bitter man with a heavy heart and an axe to grind. Nina is a woman who knows what she wants and has no problem with doing whatever it takes to get it. Nina wants to be loved. Luc wants to be left alone. Fighting an attraction that haunts every waking moment and secrets that stand to disrupt all they have started to build, Luc and Nina will stay on your mind and in your heart long after the last sentence is read. My rating: 4 1/2



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 Hit the Spot (Dirty Deeds, #2)

 

 

HIT THE SPOT BY J. DANIELS

 

 

Release Date:  December 6, 2016

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

New York Times bestselling author J. Daniels brings us the next book in her Dirty Deeds series.

Is this love or just a game?

Tori Rivera thinks Jamie McCade is rude, arrogant, and worst of all . . . the sexiest man she's ever laid eyes on. His reputation as a player is almost as legendary as his surfing skills. No matter how her body heats up when he's around, she's determined not to be another meaningless hookup.

Jamie McCade always gets what he wants. The sickest wave. The hottest women. And Tori, with her long legs and smart mouth, is definitely the hottest one. He knows Tori wants him-hell, most women do-but she won't admit it. After months of chasing and one unforgettable kiss, it's time for Jamie to raise the stakes.

Jamie promises that soon Tori won't just want him in her bed, she'll be begging for it-and he might be right. Somehow he's found the spot in her heart that makes her open up like never before. But with all she knows about his past, can she really trust what's happening between them? Is Jamie playing for keeps or just playing to win?

 

 

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Hit the Spot (Dirty Deeds, #2)Hit the Spot by J. Daniels

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Arrogant much? I had a hard time seeing past Jamie's ego. There were many times I wanted to reach for my can of mace on principle alone. Then I'd get wrapped up in the back and forth that is Tori and Jamie and end up changing my mind. Never did I doubt the chemistry. Like a strangle hold it was hard to break loose from the electricity emitted. Hit the Spot aimed high with Jamie and Tori's heated romance. In the end J. Daniels ended on a high note with this laugh out loud battle of wills.



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Skirting the Ice by Jennie Marts

 

 

SKIRTING THE ICE (BANNISTER BROTHERS) BY JENNIE MARTS

 

 

Release Date:  December 8, 2016

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Buttoned-up accountant Jack Bannister lives an uncomplicated life until his teenage crush moves back into the house next door…all grown up and sexy as hell. Murphy Ryan is still wild and reckless, and danger has followed her to Colorado.  Jack will do whatever it takes to protect her, even it means letting her go…again.

 

Murphy Ryan is focused on building a new NHL women’s hockey team. But staying on her game is hard with the distraction, and the memories, of the hot nerd in the house next door. Jack Bannister had been her first kiss, and she wants him to be her last. With his dry humor and sexy glasses, being smart never looked so good.

 

Jack’s been given a chance to win back the one that got away, but worries this gorgeous hockey player is still out of his league. He’s kept his heart on ice, but now that Murphy’s back, she might be the one to finally thaw it.

 

 

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Skirting the Ice (The Bannister Brothers #3)Skirting the Ice by Jennie Marts

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Recently there has been a new trend within the world of romance fiction. I hope it sticks around. In a world where females are relegated to second class citizens, I love that more authors are empowering women with their independent heroines. With Skirting the Ice, Ms. Marts created a wonderful role model in Murphy Ryan. She's a dreamer with a fighting spirit and negativity only strengthens her resolve. Her truth lies in the success of a women's hockey league and she is willing to go the distance in order to make her fantasy reality. Along the way, this firecracker makes enemies, reconnects with an old friend and mixes it up on the ice. Skirting the Ice tackles sexism, romance and mystery through the eyes of an inspiring individual with humour and heart. Positive message, captivating story and impacting reading.



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 The Sheikh's Christmas Maid (Shadid Sheikhs #1)

 

 

THE SHEIKH'S CHRISTMAS MAID (SHADID SHEIKHS) BY LESLIE NORTH

 

 

Release Date:  December 8, 2016

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

The snow is falling, the fires are blazing, and Poppy Milenne is hard at work. While the housemaid preps for a wealthy guest, she’s hardly expecting someone young and handsome. Imagine her surprise when the man who comes to spend the Christmas holiday is the charismatic Sheikh Shadid. The playboy prince arouses Poppy’s thirst for adventure, but giving in to temptation would mean risking her job…and her heart.

Sheikh Samir Shadid can’t stand spending the holidays alone. Christmas reminds him of a time he’d like to forget, and what better way to do so than with a willing woman. His father may have sent him away for safety, but that doesn’t mean he can’t enjoy himself while he’s here. When the beautiful American maid catches his eye, Samir is determined to seduce her in time for Christmas.

Samir is looking for a holiday fling, but Poppy soon gets under his skin. And the more time she spends with him, the harder he is to resist. While the weather may be cold outside, inside ‘tis the season for love.

 

 

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The Sheikh's Christmas Maid (Shadid Sheikhs #1)The Sheikh's Christmas Maid by Leslie North

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Snow, matchmaking and a bad boy. Oh My! The Sheikh's Christmas Maid is a common theme with some modern sizzle. The originality was somewhat lacking but the chemistry between Samir and Poppy made up for some of that. Surprising twists made for a entertaining romance.



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Wild Zone (Rough Riders Hockey #4)

 

WILD ZONE (ROUGH RIDERS HOCKEY) BY SKYE JORDAN

 

 

Release Date:  December 8, 2016

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Tate “The Saint” Donovan's jaded outlook really makes him more of a devil's advocate. Ever since he discovered his ex-wife doing more in their bedroom than rooting for the home team, he’s given up on finding The One. In fact, he's given up on finding Any One. So he isn't surprised when his teammate’s engagement party is one mishap away from going up in flames—until a sexy, free spirit whisks in from Paris and drags the party from the fire. She’s whimsical, wild, and oh so wrong, but her breezy, freestyle attitude makes her utterly irresistible. Tate’s halo slips. He takes a walk on the wild side. And discovers wrong has never felt so right.

With big plans on the horizon, Olivia’s laissez faire attitude toward men is a perfect pairing. She’s drawn to Tate’s wounded soul, and the protective warrior beneath his brooding mask intrigues her…right into bed. Olivia quickly realizes the possessive passion he brings to the bedroom is like nothing she’s ever experienced, and her feelings for Tate turns her take-it-or-leave-it style love life on its head.

With her return to Paris imminent and his grueling hockey season approaching, Olivia and Tate must face the possibility that they are destined to be nothing more than star-crossed lovers.

 

 

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Wild Zone (Rough Riders Hockey #4)Wild Zone by Skye Jordan

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


A jaded heartthrob with a ton of love but no one to share it with. A flightless free spirit that knows her mind and follows her heart. Wild Zone is amazing. Ms. Jordan has me addicted to these bad boys of the ice. It's nice to come across a man that understands romance on a deeper level than hormones and innuendos. Tate was the perfect man when he followed his heart. Olivia was a dream chaser. Her broken heart gave her the incentive to take chances and live every moment to the fullest. Wild Zone delivered a journey of faith in a sensuous package.








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BEND (VEGAS HEAT) BY MOLLY MCLAIN

 

 

Release Date:  November 28, 2016

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

The Hardass

Focused and in control at all times. Most people think I’m a prick—and I’ll be the first to admit that’s probably true. But I’d rather be a take-no-shit cop than the kind of man genetics says I should be. You break the law, you pay the price. I don’t give a damn if you’re the captain’s daughter or the Queen of friggin’ England.

The Princess

I have no patience for the cocky men my father oversees. Or maybe it’s just Sergeant Hardass who gets under my skin. Not only is he sexy as sin, he refuses to cut me a break. And now I have to work with the arrogant jerk.

I shouldn’t want him, but a secret part of me craves his unforgiving edge. He could give me everything I need, but, first, I have to break down his walls.

I have to make him bend.

 

 

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BEND (Vegas Heat - Book One)BEND by Molly McLain

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Bend is a naughty battle of wills between two huge personalities. Ms. McLain pulls the reader in with this intense tug of war. There is no question that attraction bubbles under the surface and is just waiting to explode. Trent is a by the rules cop with high standards and a rep that precedes him, Kinsey is the object of his secret fantasies. The tension is thick enough to sink your teeth into but the outcome is about as obvious as the change of season. A stormy, cataclysmic romance full of grit and heated chemistry.



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ONE SEXY MISTAKE (CHASE BROTHERS) BY SARAH BALLANCE

 

 

Release Date:  November 28, 2016

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Olivia Patton’s life just imploded. One night with sexy hacker Grady Donovan seems like the perfect, ego-soothing plan—until an epic snowstorm shuts down the city and thwarts her morning-after escape. Now the only walk-of-shame she'll be taking is right back to Grady's door.

 

Forced to actually talk, Grady and Olivia realize they can't stand each other. Forget another round in the bedroom—if it wasn't his apartment, she'd shove Grady outside to freeze. But with all the blistering sexual tension flying around, a second night with the hacker might be exactly what she needs...if they don't kill each other first.

 

Each book in the Chase Brothers series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.


Series Order:


Book #1 Five Things I Love About You
Book #2 For Seven Nights Only
Book #3 The Three Week Arrangement
Book #4 The 48 Hour Hook Up
Book #5 One Sexy Mistake

 

 

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One Sexy Mistake (Chase Brothers, #5)One Sexy Mistake by Sarah Ballance

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


One Sexy Mistake may not be very original in plot, but it makes up for that with creativity. Hilarious characters, awkward scenarios and an abundance of sexual tension made for a desirable mix of fun and heart. Through the eyes of Ms. Ballance awkward becomes sexy. The right length for some holiday fun. Olivia and Grady make for a tempting way keep warm on cold winter nights.




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Teach Your Heart

 

 

TEACH YOUR HEART: A NEW ZEALAND OPPOSITE ATTRACT ROMANCE (FAR NORTH)

 

 

Release Date:  November 28, 2016

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Some lessons are harder to learn than others…

Doctor O-for-Awesome Owen Bennett is all about fixing broken things. Then the arrival of his orphaned nieces and nephew for twelve weeks causes his workaholic life to plummet into chaos. Hiring the beautiful but unpredictable Gracie Cooper as a live-in nanny might just get him out of a tight spot…or it could seduce him into a reckless affair.

After four years flitting around Europe, waitress/dog-walker/au-pair Gracie Cooper has returned home to New Zealand. Her plans to hang out with her big brother change when Owen offers a perfect solution to her crippling university debt. In spite of her sexy-stick-in-the-mud boss, she’ll spend fun days playing in Bounty Bay’s sand and surf with three cute kids. At summer’s end she’ll follow the sun overseas again.

Gracie and Owen’s opposites-attract connection is so unexpected and powerful that their foundations are rocked. But some things aren’t easy to fix. Some past hurts can’t be run from forever. And the lessons they teach each other risk breaking their hearts.

 

 

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Teach Your HeartTeach Your Heart by Tracey Alvarez

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Teach Your Heart is such a sweet feel good story. I think I got a cavity just from reading it. The beauty of the story is the message it relays. Sometimes the biggest surprises are the most rewarding. I thought the little girls were adorable and the romance an awesome bonus. A winner in my eyes.



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COMPROMISING POSITIONS BY JENNA BAYLEY - BURKE

 

 

 

Release Date:  November 28, 2016

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

 

Falling in love is the last thing on his busy agenda but compromising positions can lead just about anywhere.

David Strong knows how to do a lot of things run an international fitness company, finesse stock portfolios and stay out of emotional entanglements. That is, until he gets tangled up with Sophie Delfino and her Sensational Sex workout. He s supposed to help her demonstrate Kama Sutra positions for her couples yoga class. The rigorous postures require more than just physical control. And his co-instructor unexpectedly tests his control to the limit.

Sophie s been fantasizing about David since her teens, but she never dreamed she d actually be expected to run through her intimate desires with an audience! The class is very professional, tame even or it would be, if she d been in any of the positions before. But she hasn t except in her wildest fantasies about David. Sophie knows she wants David in every way, and she s flexible enough to use whatever she has to get him.

David can t afford any unexpected distractions. Besides the sensual positions he has to endure without embarrassing himself in public, there s an embezzler stealing from his company. And then there s Sophie who is well on her way to stealing his well-guarded heart."

 

 

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Compromising PositionsCompromising Positions by Jenna Bayley-Burke

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Who lit the match that sparked the fire which led to temptation? Compromising Positions makes it hard to decide. Ms. Burke's seductive game of foreplay is an amusing battle of boundaries, personalities and irresistible characters. Sophie is a pint sized dynamo with enough attitude to intimidate even the biggest heartbreaker. David is large is easy on the eyes but toxic to the heart. Being thrown together in a surprising twist, leads to explosive fireworks neither want to resist. Will mixing business with pleasure prove their undoing or saving grace? Compromising Positions is a live wire. Full of fun moments, sexy scenarios and great writing. Taking a walk on the wild side, has never felt so good.



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THE MILLIONAIRE'S CONVENIENT ARRANGEMENT (MIAMI LAWYERS) BY JANE PEDEN

 

 

Release Date:  November 29, 2016

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Her worst enemy is the one man she can’t resist.

Maria Martinez thought it was a dream come true when Ritchie Perez—a sweet and sexy guy she met volunteering at a soup kitchen—took her delinquent little brother Joey under his wing. But her dream becomes a nightmare when she discovers Ritchie is the same man who put her twin brother Tito in prison for 10 years. Now Joey’s in trouble, and Ritchie’s been appointed his temporary guardian. He’ll be moving into Ritchie’s luxurious waterfront Miami home—unless he’d prefer a juvenile detention facility.

And if Maria wants to be with him, she’ll be moving in too.

Now a hugely successful attorney in private practice, Ritchie made his reputation as a tough prosecutor who didn’t make deals with drug dealers and gang members. But that history comes back to haunt him when the woman he’s falling for believes he’s responsible for convicting an innocent man, and destroying her family. Ritchie wants to stop Joey from making the same mistakes his brother did. And he wants Maria in his bed. But as desire heats their blood, will the past reach out and destroy their future?

 

 

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The Millionaire's Convenient Arrangement (Miami Lawyers #2)The Millionaire's Convenient Arrangement by Jane Peden

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


Ms. Peden made exceptional use of her God given talent for words by writing an eloquent missive about the power of forgiveness. Maria loves deeply and trusts somewhat blindly. Her heart is in the right place but when it comes to family her views are misconstrued. With one brother in jail and another breaking all the rules her life is anything but easy. When trouble comes calling, can a handsome stranger save the Day? Or will the secrets of the past destroy any hope of a future? Ritchie could be a sanctimonious jerk at times but I do believe he cared. Maria needed a wake up call. When you love someone, it's hard to see things clearly. The Millionaire's Convenient Arrangement ending up taking me on an emotional journey that was a little preachy at times but left a powerful impact in it's wake. 3.5 stars



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CAUGHT UP IN YOU (THE MONROES)  BY JULES BENNETT

 

 

Release Date:  November 29, 2016

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

The Monroe brothers have their differences, but one project unites them: turning an antebellum mansion in their Haven, Georgia, hometown into a peaceful spa. It was the dream of their late sister—and it’s about to set off a major renovation in the life of middle brother Braxton…
 
Braxton Monroe’s taking a break from teaching to do some strenuous work on a Civil War–era house, and feeling the strain in every rock-hard muscle. Good thing he has to interview massage therapists for the spa—even if it’s embarrassing to meet a job candidate in his boxers. Cora Buchanan has hands so talented—and a voice so sultry—he wants to hire her before he even lifts his head from the table. But he’s shocked to meet her outside the massage room—with her seeing-eye dog, Heidi the yellow lab.  
 
Cora has left her family—and fiancé—in Atlanta to make her way in this small town. All her parents’ money can’t restore her sight, but it’s up to her to restore her independence. Though she bristles at Braxton’s protectiveness, she too feels lingering effects from their intimate touch. Now that he’s her boss, it’s strictly hands-off….Until a secret she’s keeping destroys his fragile trust, and they must find the courage to knock down the walls between them.

 

 

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Caught Up In You (The Monroes, #2)Caught Up In You by Jules Bennett

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


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The motivation behind Jules Bennett's Caught Up In You is inspirational entertainment with an informative voice. Cora is a force of nature. She let's nothing hold her back even when the odds are stacked against her. A phenomenal trait to have, when the biggest nay sayers are the people who should have the most confidence in you. Through a world of darkness, she manages to enlighten the one person that has the power to heal her heart. Braxton has seen his share of sorrows that has left him frustrated and weary in mind and body. Can a mysterious stranger with a magic touch be the balm to mend his broken heart? Just from the blurb I knew Cora and Braxton would proved to be something special and their story proved be as hypnotic a journey as I hoped it would be.



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Declan (Farraday Country Book 4)

 

 

DECLAN (FARRADAY COUNTY) BY CHRIS KENISTON

 

 

 

 

Release Date:  November 29, 2016

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Welcome to Farraday Country, set in cattle-ranching west Texas, with all the friends, family and fun that fans have come to expect from USA TODAY Bestselling Author Chris Keniston.  

Declan Farraday left the Dallas PD to take the job of Police Chief in his peaceful and uncomplicated West Texas hometown.  He just wished the folks in Tuckers Bluff would cooperate. Especially when someone leaves a definite complication on his doorstep and his only option is to reach out to the one girl in town he has no business asking for help.  

Becky Wilson has loved Declan Farraday's brother since the first grade and the whole town knows it. When Declan needs help, she doesn't hesitate to step up. Working with the normally serious big brother reveals his gentler sweeter side. The more time they spend together, the more she questions has she been dreaming of the wrong Farraday?

More Books in the Farraday Country Series:

Adam - Book 1
Brooks – Book 2
Connor – Book 3
Declan – Book 4 - Coming November 2016
Ethan – Book 5 - Coming December 2016
Finn – Book 6 - Coming January 2017
Grace – Book 7 - Coming February 2017

 

 

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Declan (Farraday Country Book 4)Declan by Chris Keniston

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


With each new Farraday sibling I find myself falling deeper in love with this family. When the chips are down, it's nice to know that someone has your back through good, bad and everything in between. With Declan, Ms. Keniston showed the evolution of family. From broken heart, surprise delivery and falling in love, the author went for simple, with loads of heart and a little bit of magic to create the sweetest dream come to life. Can I just say that I'm loving the phantom dog with a heart of gold and a penchant disappearing and reappearing to lend a helping hand.



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MAYBE THIS TIME (COLORADO ICE) BY JENNIFER SNOW

 

 

Release Date:  November 29, 2016

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

 

“Quietly humorous, profoundly moving, and captivatingly seductive, with supportive secondary characters, this novel is sure to enthrall fans and newcomers to this series.” Publishers Weekly, Starred Review of Maybe This Time

 

Starting over means a second chance . . .

 

Abigail Jansen is done with hockey . . . and hockey players. After leaving her two-timing NHL-star husband, Abby decides to start over in her hometown of Glenwood Falls, Colorado. There she doesn't have to deal with people gossiping behind her back or hear the word "hockey"—until her daughter tries out for the junior hockey team. Now Abby has to face her fears . . . and coach Jackson Westmore. He's tall, dark, handsome—and happens to hate her.

 

All through high school, talented hockey player Jackson Westmore had a crush on Abby, but he would never make a move on his best friend's girl. He gave her the cold shoulder out of self-preservation and worked out his frustrations on the ice. So when Abby returns, newly divorced and still sexy as hell, Jackson knows he's in trouble. Now even the best defensive skills might not keep him from losing his heart.

 

 

 

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Maybe This Time (Colorado Ice, #2)Maybe This Time by Jennifer Snow

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


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Break the ice? Maybe this Time liquefied it with this ode to authors like Sara Richardson, Skye Jordan and Samantha Chase. What I find appealing in a writer is the coming together of emotion and thought. Ms. Snow created a character in Abigail that made it easy to empathize with and root for at the same time. Add in a dreamy hunk, an adorable little girl and the odds are that it will be love at first sight. In my case it proved to be. I'm glad I took a chance and came out a winner.



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PERFECTLY PAIRED (MASTERS AND MERCENARIES) BY LEXI BLAKE

 

 

Release Date:  November 29, 2016

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

 

A table for two

 

Waitress Tiffany Hayes knows what she wants and she wants Sebastian. Top’s grumpy sommelier calls to her in a way no man has before. She simply needs to show him that they belong together. Finding an opportunity to spend some quality time with him turns out to be the easy part. Convincing Sebastian to look beyond his damaged heart and soul is far more difficult.

 

A thirst he can’t deny

 

After losing everything he held dear, Sebastian Lowe has finally rebuilt his life and the walls around his heart. Tiffany is a sweet temptation he struggles to resist. She’s bright and complex, but he’s sure she can’t handle his dark desires. When they’re thrown together on an assignment, he can’t help himself.

 

A perfect pairing

 

As passion builds, the new lovers are both forced to face their pasts. To have a future, they must find a way to heal the wounds they thought would haunt them forever.

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REVIEW:  PERFECTLY PAIRED (MASTERS AND MERCENARIES) BY LEXI BLAKE

 

Perfectly Paired (Masters and Mercenaries #12.5; Topped, #3)Perfectly Paired by Lexi Blake

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Perfectly Paired is a memorable and emotional trip of hope, love and forgiveness. Sebastian is his own worst critic. Although, not obvious to the naked eye he carries the scars of tragedy and self-loathing within his deeply troubled soul. Once a war hero, he now feels like a fraud without the career that left him a broken man. Tiffany adds a ray of light to his life and makes him want to be a better man. Can she rescue this dark hero before his demons destroy them both? Perfectly Paired merges sensuality and faith on a poignant odyssey of enlightening self discovery, compassion and redemption. Love is just a small part of the bigger picture. Learning what it takes to move forward is the reward.



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CLOSER TO YOU (THE CALLAWAYS) BY BARBARA FREETHY

 

 

Release Date:  November 29, 2016

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

From #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Barbara Freethy comes CLOSER TO YOU, a suspenseful, heartwarming and page-turning novel.

Renowned scientist Ian Callaway believes in numbers, logic and reason. His life is an equation that always adds up, until his mentor asks him to do him a small favor. This favor sends him out of his lab and smack into Grace O'Malley, a free-spirited, beautiful elementary school teacher, who believes in love and miracles.

He was only supposed to deliver a package from Grace's estranged father, but a sudden snowstorm, a gathering of world leaders, and unexpected danger changes everything.

Ian doesn't know if he wants love, but he could sure use a miracle. If he can find a way to believe in Grace and the impossible, he might just get both.

Also Available In The Callaway Series:

On A Night Like This (#1)
So This Is Love (#2)
Falling For A Stranger (#3)
Between Now And Forever (#4)
Nobody But You (A Callaway Wedding Novella)
All A Heart Needs (#5)
That Summer Night (#6)
When Shadows Fall (#7)
Somewhere Only We Know (#8)
If I Didn't Know Better (#9)
Tender Is The Night (#10)
Take Me Home (A Callaway Novella)
Closer To You (#11)

If you like romantic suspense, you might also enjoy the Lightning Strikes Trilogy:

Beautiful Storm (#1)
Lightning Linger (#2)
Summer Rain (#3) SYNOPSIS

 

 

 

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REVIEW:  CLOSER TO YOU (THE CALLAWAYS) BY BARBARA FREETHY

 

Closer to You (Callaways, #11)Closer to You by Barbara Freethy

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Ian Callaway has the intellect and the heart of a scholar. His mind has proven his greatest asset, but is also his biggest weakness. Reclusive behavior and a busy schedule has given him success but taken him away from the people that really matter. His family. When a favor for a friend lands him on the doorstep of Grace O' Malley, he finds himself thrusts into the middle of a puzzling chain of events that begins with delivering a package and ends with a new appreciation of what love and family means. All while mysterious happenings threaten the people around him. Closer to You is an exciting journey of one man's quest for forgiveness and another man's chance at building a home full of happiness and love.



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Luke (Malloys of Montana, #2)

 

 

LUKE (MALLOYS OF MONTANA) BY R.C. RYAN

 

 

Release Date:  November 29, 2016

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Wild at Heart. . .

Wild. Reckless. Stubborn. That's Luke Malloy in a nutshell. The solitary life of a rancher and the untamed Montana wilderness make him feel alive-and nothing will ever change that. Not even being thrown from his horse and forced to accept a stranger's help. The fact that this stranger is a beautiful blonde with a passion for ranching that rivals his own doesn't hurt. But there's a secret she's hiding, and Luke won't rest until he uncovers it...

Ingrid Larsen doesn't need anyone's help. Not with managing her family's ranch. Not with raising her little sister. And certainly not with the mysterious incidents occurring on her property. When this too-sexy-for-his-own-good cowboy needs a place to recover, she hopes he'll be in and out in no time flat. But just as she's beginning to trust Luke's promise of protection, Ingrid's secret threatens to tear them apart.

 

 

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REVIEW: LUKE (MALLOYS OF MONTANA) BY R.C. RYAN

 

Luke (Malloys of Montana, #2)Luke by R.C. Ryan

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


I have yet to meet a Malloy, I didn't like. Rugged, loyal, with a mile long wild streak and a big heart to match Luke is less of a loner and more of a nurturer. When he cares, he does it completely and that is both a strength and a weakness. His soft heart lands him some tough situations that build character but can also prove dangerous. Ingrid is his equal in every way except one. She works hard, cares deeply, but doesn't trust easily. How could these two strangers know that a simple act of kindness, would lead them down a path of danger, treachery, and love. There is never a dull moment with the Malloys. Adventure, suspense and romance are always on the agenda when you love a Malloy.



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THE SCOTTISH DUKE (DUKE TRILOGY) BY KAREN RANNEY

 

 

Release Date:  November 29, 2016

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

New York Times bestselling author Karen Ranney returns with the first novel in a new series about dashing, charismatic dukes—and the women who tame them…

Though raised as a gentleman’s daughter, Lorna Gordon is obliged to take a position as an upstairs maid at Blackhall Castle when her father dies. Alex Russell, the Duke of Kinross, is the most tempting man she’s ever seen—and completely unattainable—until, at a fancy dress ball, Lorna disguises herself as Marie Antoinette and pursues an illicit tryst…with scandalous consequences.

Months after his mysterious seductress disappears, Alex encounters her again. Far from the schemer the distrustful duke assumed her to be, Lorna is fiercely independent and resourceful. She’s the one woman capable of piercing his defenses. But when danger threatens Lorna, Alex must prove himself not just the lover of her fantasies, but the man who will fight to protect her.

 

 

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REVIEW:   THE SCOTTISH DUKE (DUKE TRILOGY) BY KAREN RANNEY
 
The Scottish DukeThe Scottish Duke by Karen Ranney

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


I love historical romance. Where else would I get the chance to walk the line between classic romance and regency fantasy. Through the pages of The Scottish Duke, Karen Ranney lured me back in time with the pageantry of a ball, the ambience of forbidden love and a dance of danger between the haves and the have nots. Lorna and Alex swept me into their dance of dangerous attraction, sensuous love and potent personalities. So realistically presented, there were moments where imagination collided with logical. Creatively engrossing.



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SEASIDE WHISPERS (LOVE IN BLOOM: SEASIDE SUMMERS) BY MELISSA FOSTER

 

 

Release Date:  November 30, 2016

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Having a mad crush on her boss's son, Matt Lacroux--an intriguing mix of proper gentleman and flirtatious bad boy--is probably not the smartest idea for single mother Mira Savage. Especially when the company, and her job, is already on shaky ground. But as a Princeton professor, Matt's life is hours away from Mira's home on Cape Cod, keeping him safely in the fantasy-only zone. And as a single mother to six-year-old Hagen, with a floundering company to save, fantasies are all she has time for.

 

With hopes of becoming dean off the table, and too many months of longing for a woman who lived too far away to pursue, Matt's publishing contract couldn't have come at a better time. He heads home to Cape Cod on a brief sabbatical, intent on starting his book, and finally getting his arms around sweet, seductive Mira. 

 

 

A surprise encounter leads to white-hot passions and midnight confessions. The more time Matt and Mira spend together, the deeper their relationship grows, and the love and attention Matt showers on Hagen is more than she has ever dreamed of. But Matt's sabbatical is only temporary, and Mira's not saving his father's company so she can leave it behind. Will their whispers of love be enough for one of them to change their life forever?

 

SEASIDE WHISPERS is part of the SEASIDE SUMMERS series, and part of the "Love in Bloom" family. Each book may be read as a stand-alone novel, or as part of the series.

 

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

 

 

 

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REVIEW:  SEASIDE WHISPERS (LOVE IN BLOOM: SEASIDE SUMMERS) BY MELISSA FOSTER

 

Seaside Whispers (Seaside Summers #8; Love in Bloom #31)Seaside Whispers by Melissa Foster

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Why is it so hard to review a Melissa Foster original? She brings heart, family and inspiration to the table with every novel that she writes, which for me is both a gift and a curse. A gift in that she brings "sunshine" and hope to some of the most emotional stories ever written. The curse for me is trying to write a review without giving the story away. Seaside Whispers provides beautiful settings, adorable romance and that sweet Foster trademark charm I can't get enough of. It's nice to get away without all the unnecessary hassle of travel. Escapism at it's best.



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IN MISTLETOE BY TAMMY L. BAILEY

 

 

 

Release Date:  December 2, 2016

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

At twenty-five, Grace Evans is steadily picking up the pieces of everyone else’s life. So, when her younger sister decides to turn into a runaway bride just four weeks before the wedding, Grace, drops everything to chase after her and bring her back home. Only, when the trail leads to Mistletoe, Washington, she finds herself at the mercy of the town’s most handsome and emotionally unavailable bachelor.

 

Ex-Army officer, Ayden McCabe, has three creeds in life: never make the first move, never fall in love, and never take anyone to Mistletoe’s Christmas Dance. Wanting nothing more than to keep his matchmaking sister from meddling in his personal life, he agrees to help Grace if she agrees to play his girlfriend. Too brunette and meek for his taste, Ayden believes Grace can’t tempt him enough to break any of his creeds. He could not be more wrong.

 

 

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REVIEW:  IN MISTLETOE BY TAMMY L. BAILEY

In Mistletoe by Tammy L. Bailey

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


She's a nuturer with a lot of love to give and no one to share it with. He's a loner who makes his own rules and has no intention of breaking them. Or so they thought. The winds of change have Aiden and Grace on a collision course with romance and the town of Mistletoe is an enchanting backdrop for happily ever afters. In Mistletoe is my introduction to author Tammy Bailey and I am more than a little impressed. Her enchanting holiday read was just the read I needed to lift my spirits and warm my heart. Miracles, memories and wonderment abound in this beautifully sentimental tale.



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FEARLESS (THE SOLOMON BROTHERS) BY LESLIE NORTH

 

 

Release Date:  December 2, 2016

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

MMA fighter Henry Lorenz relies on discipline as much as strength to get through life. With his former mentor’s boxing gym now in his hands, Henry is busy training a new generation—including the troubled teen who reminds him of his own past. Despite a spirited social worker’s attempts to intervene, Henry won’t stop grooming the kid for success. The counselor is as stubborn as she is beautiful, but perhaps he can prove to her that there’s more to fighting than knowing how to throw a punch.

Guidance counselor Maggie Kavanaugh gives everything she has to keep kids away from the violence of the streets. She’s busy teaching teens to use their brains, not their fists, to get ahead in life. When one of her most talented teens begins training in MMA, Maggie doesn’t approve. The gym’s owner may be covered in muscles and tattoos, but Maggie won’t back down--especially when a scholarship is on the line. She’ll let the training continue, but she’s going to be watching every step of the way.

While Henry is trying to right old wrongs, Maggie is determined to shape the future. But as their attraction grows, a dark moment from Henry’s past threatens to come between them. He may be a man of few words, but should he stay silent when speaking up may ruin everything? Even for a fighter like Henry, none of us are fearless--particularly when it comes to love.

 

 

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REVIEW:  FEARLESS (THE SOLOMON BROTHERS) BY LESLIE NORTH

 

Fearless (The Solomon Brothers Series Book 3)Fearless by Leslie North

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


They share a common goal, what differs is how to make that goal a reality. Henry is a man of the streets. With discipline, he rose above his limited resources and volatile surroundings and became a better man. Now he wants to give back to the community that made him. Maggie like Henry has seen what violence can do. She makes it her mission to protect the young minds of tomorrow by encouraging the use of mind over fists. When she finds herself embroiled in a battle of heart, mind and body with a man that represents everything she detests, her life gets even more complicated. Will pride end up costing more than these two fighters are willing to risk. Wired, Celi bet and Fearless may differ in topic but the central theme in the Solomon series as a whole is that one determined person can make a difference. That's a message I can get behind 100%.



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