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Who doesn’t love a handsome, sensitive cowboy? In Cowboy, Cross My Heart, author Donna Grant has penned a hero who will simply melt your heart. Kind, compassionate, 38838598protective and oh, so handsome, Brice Harper is one cowboy who is hard to forget.

Naomi Pierce never thought she’d find herself being stalked by a group of powerful men. Smart, brave, sexy and beautiful, Naomi refuses to back down in her pursuit to expose the group of bullies who have harassed and assaulted the ladies who vie for the title of Rodeo Queen. 

Sexual chemistry is quickly replaced by love, when Brice comes to the aid of Naomi. Together, along with Brice’s family, they track down a group of killers while their lives are changed forever.

Cowboy, Cross My Heart is book two in Donna Grant’s Heart of Texas series.

*I received an ARC copy of this novel and was happy to share my opinion.

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The first book I’ve read by Kylie Scott and definitely, not the last. 

25671827Weddings are supposed to be happy occasions. A day where two souls pledge their love and fidelity before their family and friends. For most people, that is the case–not for Lydia Green. Moments before she was to say “I do,” a video of her soon-to-be-husband in an uncompromising position appeared anonymously on her cell phone. 

Vaughan Hewson hadn’t expected to find a disheveled run-away bride crying in his bathtub, but then again, life had certainly thrown him some curve balls. Sexually attracted to the stranger and rather intrigued, Vaughn had no idea he’d just met the one woman who would claim his heart.

Dirty is book one in the Dive Bar Series written by Kylie Scott. It’s so good. So raw. So emotional. So funny. And..oh so dirty! Vaughn and Lydia’s chemistry is combustible. This story will keep you up at night eager to find out what will happen next. The characters are screwed up and dysfunctional, yet totally loveable. I can’t say enough good about this contemporary romance. It had it all.

Happy Reading!

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DIRTY-TALKING COWBOY

Author: Stacey Kennedy

Pub Date: June 5, 2018

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

Romance: Contemporary Romance

Synopsis:

Emma Monroe rsz_dirty_talking_cowboy-1-1isn’t looking for love. After her grandmother’s death, she has relocated to Colorado. Now responsible for a farm of abused animals, Emma hopes to heal from her ex-boyfriend’s betrayal.

Shep Blackshaw doesn’t have time for a relationship. But when presented with an agreement of sex with no strings attached from Emma, he is reluctant to refuse. Perhaps, little dirty talk and a whole lot of kinky sex are just what they both need.

My Thoughts:

This contemporary romance was mega-hot. The chemistry between Shep Blackshaw and Emma Moore was electric. I fell in love with the characters. Emma’s vulnerability made my heart melt. Wounded and questioning everything, Shep was just the man she needed. His intuitive nature and ability to understand Emma made me swoon. And let’s face it, a handsome, successful, sexy cowboy with a heart is always a winner for me.

I enjoyed the story but didn’t become invested until about a quarter of the way in. The sexual tension was there from the beginning. If I could change something, it would be the build-up. It felt slightly rushed at first. However, it was an interesting story, and the romance was on fire.

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DANGEROUS

Author: Minerva Spencer

Pub Date: June 26, 2018

Publisher: Kensington Books

Romance: Historical Romance

Synopsis:

36337268Euphemia “Mia” Marlington has spent seventeen years co-existing in a harem after being captured by Corsairs. Now back in London, she is under constant scrutiny over her mysterious past. Pressured by her father to choose a husband, Mia is surprised to find herself enthralled by the notorious Adam de Courtney.

The Duke of Carlise, Adam de Courtney is an enigma. Rumored to have killed not one but two wives, he is shunned by society. Intrigued by the scandalous secrets of London’s most-recent outcast, Adam agrees to marry the beauty.

My thoughts:

DANGEROUS is the first novel published by Minerva Spencer. If her next novel is as sensual and exotic as this one, I’m sure to become a lifelong fan. Set in London and Africa, the descriptive setting was a character in itself. Ms. Spencer’s clever ability to weave tidbits of information made me eager to uncover more of this fascinating story. It was a page-turner from start to finish.

Happy Reading!

*I received an ARC copy of both novels and was happy to give my honest review.

Thirsty written by Mia Hopkins

9780525478638Life hasn’t been kind to Salvador “Sal” Rosas, aka “Ghost.” As a gangster, “Ghost” has paid the price for a life on the streets, spending most of his time taking part in criminal activities which rewarded him with five years of imprisonment. Now released from prison, after five years behind bars, Sal longs to retire into a life away from the gang. Given a new opportunity to learn the craft of brewing along with a chance at happiness with the one woman who owns his heart, Vanessa Velasco, Sal is in for the fight of his life.

My thoughts:

Thirsty is the first book in Mia Hopkins Eastside Brewery series. Written in first person point-of-view, Ms. Hopkins, treats her readers to the intimate thoughts of Salvador Rosas. Raw and emotional, I found this novel to be enthralling. When viewed through Sal’s eyes, readers get the unique opportunity to see the epitome of a man. Strong. Tough. Hard. Tender. Anxious. Scared. All facets of Salvador Rosas were stripped bare. 

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The Gunslinger’s Vow written by Amy Sandas

2DA26658-gunslingers_vowAlexandra Brighton is living a lie. Fearing for her life, her father sent her to live in Boston. Dissatisfied with her role as a proper lady, Alexandra yearned to return to her previous lifestyle in Montana. Newly engaged, she cannot commit to marriage without making peace with her past.

Malcolm Kincaid has done quite nicely working alone. For years he’s been hell-bent on finding his brother’s murderer. The last thing he needed was to get saddled with a prissy city woman. After reluctantly agreeing to assist Alexandra on her journey home, Malcolm discovers he may have been wrong about the beauty.

My thoughts:

In my opinion, THE GUNSLINGER’S VOW, is a must read for anyone who enjoys bad-ass heroines. Alexandra Brighton is a woman I’d like to meet. Determined and intelligent, she’s not afraid to get dirty and Malcolm Kincaid is the epitome of the strong silent type. 

I will admit, that I found the middle of this book to drag a bit. However, author, Amy Sandas rectified that during the last quarter of the book. I could hardly put it down, it was so hot. Full of passion and drama, I couldn’t help but fall in love with this rough and tough couple.

THE ONE YOU CAN’T FORGET

Author: Roni Loren

Pub Date: June 5, 2018

Publisher: SOURCEBOOKS Casablanca

Romance: Contemporary 

The One You Can’t Forget is the second novel in The Ones Who Got TheOnesYouCan'tForgetARCAway series. The storyline is relevant and inspirational. It features a group of friends who have survived a horrific high school shooting. Broken and scarred, these individuals have each found a unique way of dealing with the aftermath of survival.

Roni Loren has a gift for weaving a tale of emotional bliss, hot romantic tension, and realistic redemption.

Happy reading!

COWBOY STOLE MY HEART

Author: Soraya Lane

Pub. Date: January 2, 2018

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press-

Romance: Contemporary

Synopsis:

COWBOY STOLE MY HEART is a sexy contemporary romance written by Soraya Lane. 51AEhEvzuEL._SY346_Famous for his excellence as a horse trainer, Sam Mendes agrees to a challenging job opportunity offered by a billionaire ranch owner to train a difficult horse owned by his beautiful daughter, Mia Ford. Sam is sure that Mia is just a spoiled wealthy young woman who has an affinity with horses. However, after observing the prize-winning horsewoman at work, Sam learns that Mia may just be the woman he’s always dreamed of. If only, he hadn’t vowed never to fall in love again, he’d be able to confess his love for Mia.

Working with Sam Mendes was a dream come true for Mia except she can’t stand the man. She has a change of heart as she watches his gentle nature with Tex. Emotionally wounded from the tragic accident of her best-friend, the loss of her mother, and the men who pursued her for all the wrong reasons, Mia has given up on marriage and children. When their mutual attraction can no longer be denied, Mia proposes a no-strings attached affair.

My Thoughts:

Emotional and heartwarming the love story between Sam and Mia is one readers won’t want to miss. The chemistry between the characters is off-the-charts and the pages sizzle with their desire.

***I received an ARC copy of this novel and was happy to give my honest review.

 

 

THE ONES WHO GOT AWAY

Author: Roni Loren

Pub. Date: January 2, 2018

Publisher: SOURCEBOOKS Casablanca

Romance: Contemporary

Synopsis:

THE ONES WHO GOT AWAY is the first in a new series written by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Roni Loren. 22729086_10154866654876776_9147925149335983891_nOlivia “Liv” Arias and Finn Dorsey were two of the few survivors of a mass school shooting during the class of 2005’s senior prom. Twelve years later, they reconnect after agreeing to be interviewed about the horrific attack. Their mutual attraction still exists and they each must face the effects the tragedy has had on their lives. Deeply bonded, they give in to their desires and agree to a brief summer fling which quickly turns into much more.

My thoughts:

Addictive! Emotional! Hot! THE ONES WHO GOT AWAY was a page turner from start to finish. Full of emotional scars and sizzling lust, it’s a book that you won’t want to miss.

Happy Reading!

***I received an ARC copy of this novel and was happy to give my honest review.

 

AFTERBURN/AFTERSHOCK is a contemporary romance overflowing with intense passion. Available individually or as a conveniently combined book bundle, readers will delight in this powerfully seductive romance. Believe me-you won’t want to put this sizzler down.

AFTERBURN/AFTERSHOCK features the story of Gianna Rossi, a strong-willed businesswoman determined to make a name for herself. A lot changed for Gianna in two short years-she’d obtained her dream job and she’d lost hope in ever laying her eyes on Jackson “Jax” Rutledge again. SylviaDay_2n1-284x450On the cusp of securing a major network deal, Gianna’s job is in peril after Jax walks in on her business deal. Sparks fly and their chemistry oozes off the page.

Not only do I believe Sylvia Day is a master storyteller, but apparently, Passionflix does, as well. If you’ve never heard of this movie channel that features romances based on popular best-sellers, do yourself a favor and check it out. It’s a romance lover’s dream come true. I promise, you won’t be disappointed. In the few short months since its inception, Passionflix has produced both AFTERBURN/AFTERSHOCK and HOLLYWOOD DIRT, penned by Alessandra Torre.

Regardless if you read or watch AFTERBURN/AFTERSHOCK, this love story is 5-stars all the way. My advice would be to enjoy the juicy read and then indulge in the steamy video version. How can you possibly resist double the deliciousness?

Happy reading! Happy viewing!

Bella Andre is the author of the popular Sullivan family. Featuring modern-day conflicts that readers can relate to, it is no wonder her contemporary romance series is a fan favorite. This Sunday, I’m featuring the introductory novella and first full-length novel in the Seattle Sullivan series. I hope you enjoy these smartly crafted stories. Happy Reading!

In, ONE PERFECT NIGHT, Colbie Michael’s life is about to change dramatically. It took a giant leap of faith to leave her responsible steady job to open the specialty store that she’d dreamed of for years. On a girl’s only weekend, Colbie is determined to conquer her fears and focus on healing her broken heart. She hadn’t planned on meeting handsome Noah Bryant. The chemistry is undeniable between them and neither Colbie nor Noah can resist their burning attraction.

In, THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT, private investigator, Rafe Sullivan is jaded by the slew of cheaters he deals with on a daily basis. After purchasing the vacation home that once belonged to his family, he takes a much-needed leave of absence from his business. However, Rafe hadn’t been prepared for what he would encounter. His new home was in shambles and the cute little girl next door had grown into a voluptuous woman. Brook Jansen was thrilled to learn that Rafe Sullivan had returned to his family’ old stomping grounds. For as long as she could remember, she’d been head-over-heels in love with her friend’s brother. It was only natural for her to offer to help Rafe refurbish his home and allow him to sleep on her couch. Convincing Rafe to teach her to be kinky wasn’t quiet as easy as she’d hoped.

Alec MacDara is the type of alpha male that women swoon over. Tall, dark, and handsome, the successful businessman possesses a tender heart 33979614beneath his gruff exterior. As owner of Highland Life and Legends, an authentic Scottish theme park located in North Carolina, Alec melds old-world traditions with modern-day conveniences. He also harbours a secret…he was born centuries earlier. Transported into the 20th century, his main priority is to protect the Hearthstone.

Why would the out-of-her league Scottish proprietor request that Sadie Williams become his personal assistant as a condition for his approval of her sister, Delia’s, film crew to work on his property? Sadie reluctantly consents to Alec MacDara’s terms. Evil and malicious, her sister will destroy her opportunity to become a writer if she doesn’t agree.

What I enjoyed about SADIES HIGHLANDER, book one in the Highland Protector series, was that author, Maeve Greyson, strayed from the typical romance heroine. Instead, she penned Sadie, a size 16 heroine, who in her vulnerability is weighed down with self-doubt. Throughout their journey, Alec not only worships Sadie, he helps her discover that she is worthy and loveable. This message is often overlooked giving many women and girls a misconstrued idea of love. Alec loved Sadie inside and out. I was given an advanced copy of this novel by the publisher. I’m happy I read it and I do recommend it to others. My one criticism, which is my personal preference, was that I felt there could have been more of a sexual build up between Sadie and Alec. Their attraction was evident from the moment their eyes locked. However, their sexual tension was sated early on and that didn’t leave me, as the reader, agonizing over when they’d begin their love affair.  

Happy Reading!