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Romance Book Review!! ~ Chance (The Broadway Series) by Allie York

Title: Change
Author: Allie York
Release Date: 11/15/2022
Publisher: Self-Published
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Series: The Broadway Series, Book 2

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Lydia

Raising Ollie alone, hasn’t been an easy task but there was no other option. Thirteen years ago, I let his father walk away – without knowing the truth.

I always thought it was for the best. Maintaining the secret about Ollie’s true parentage seems like the right thing to do.

But a chance run in with Jacob stirs up all the emotions I thought I’d left in the past and sends my world crashing down around us.

I’m forced to come clean and share my son with a man I never thought I’d see again.

I didn’t think we’d have forever…

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Romance Book Review! ~ Chance (The Broadway Series) by Allie York

Title: Chance
Author: Allie York
Release Date: 11/15/2022
Publisher: Self-Published
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Series: The Broadway Series, Book 1

Synopsis: 

Jovie

Between running a successful business and attempting to pen a best-selling novel, I don’t have the time or energy for the kind or romance I love to write about.

So, I let it fall to the wayside.

The thing is, life has a funny way of delivering what you need when you least expect it. And trust me, I was not expecting a poodle to be the one delivering a sexy Brit into my world.

Ewan

A tragic accident left me with time for only one woman in my life – my little sister, Amelia. Raising a teenager is enough work without adding in the hassle that comes with relationships.

But when my disobedient dog, Clark, crashes into a sexy dog trainer and practically bows at her feet, the attraction is immediate.

The chemistry between us is hard to fight and Jovie fits comfortably in my life with Amelia.

It’s all or nothing when someone else decides they want to change the game. Someone deadly, who has their sights set on what’s mine.

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RELEASE TOUR!!! ~ The Broadway Series by Allie York

The Broadway Series is relaunching with new titles and gorgeous new covers! Allie York brings you five steamy, suspenseful romance reads with everything from single parents and secret admirers, to surprise babies and more – all in one heartwarming series. 

Title: Chance
Author: Allie York
Release Date: 11/15/2022
Publisher: Self-Published
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Series: The Broadway Series, Book 1

Synopsis: 

Jovie

Between running a successful business and attempting to pen a best-selling novel, I don’t have the time or energy for the kind or romance I love to write about.

So, I let it fall to the wayside.

The thing is, life has a funny way of delivering what you need when you least expect it. And trust me, I was not expecting a poodle to be the one delivering a sexy Brit into my world.

Ewan

A tragic accident left me with time for only one woman in my life – my little sister, Amelia. Raising a teenager is enough work without adding in the hassle that comes with relationships.

But when my disobedient dog, Clark, crashes into a sexy dog trainer and practically bows at her feet, the attraction is immediate.

The chemistry between us is hard to fight and Jovie fits comfortably in my life with Amelia.

It’s all or nothing when someone else decides they want to change the game. Someone deadly, who has their sights set on what’s mine.

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New Release & Review!! ~ Lost to Us (The President’s Daughters Series) by Kathryn ShayNew Release & Review!! ~

Title: Lost to Us
Series: The President’s Daughters #5
Author: Kathryn Shay
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release: November 8, 2022
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/59848004-lost-to-us

Blurb:

Why is this woman a look-alike of one of the president’s daughters?

Set in a beautiful island country in Italy, Bianca Lucchese and her husband Joe work hard at their veterinarian practice, raise their kids and keep their marriage vibrant. But two interfering mothers bring them to the brink of separation. When Bianca meets Andraya Manwaring, her life falls apart and Joe isn’t there for her. He’s left her at the worst possible time in her life—when she discovers she’s the long-lost daughter of a US president.

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New Romance Book Release & Book Review ~ One Kind Soul by Christine DePetrillo

Title: One Kind Soul
Series: One Kind Deed Series
Author: Christine DePetrillo
Release Date: August 25, 2022
Genre: Steamy Contemporary Romance
Goodreads: https://bit.ly/3SfMkA7 

Tagline: When hot farmer Christian Henley agrees to give her a ride to Maplehaven, bartender Nicole Travers can’t help noticing everything about him. It’s going to be a long drive. 

Blurb:

Christian probably attracted the attention of supermodels. Nicole was no supermodel.

She isn’t enough. She isn’t worthy. No one will ever want her. Nicole Travers believes this to her core. Her older sister made sure to remind Nicole of these truths on a daily basis when they were kids. Now, many years later, her sister’s voice still rings in her ears every time a guy catches her eye. She’s better off focusing on waitressing and tending bar. At least she knows how to do those two things. Attracting a soul mate? Forget it. Although watching her best friend meet her true love makes Nicole wish for the same. Too bad she doesn’t have what it takes.

When her only option to get to her best friend’s wedding is to accept a ride with sexy farmer Christian Henley, Nicole’s self-doubts heckle her from the back seat. Loudly. But she promised to be the maid of honor, and she’s not going to bail on the bride. Besides, a handsome Vermont mountain man with a body full of muscles won’t even notice someone like her. Except he does, and when Christian comes to her rescue on a busy Boston street, Nicole can’t help noticing everything about him. It’s going to be a long drive.

Is one kind soul enough to quiet the voices?

One Kind Soul is a one-night-stand, forced-proximity, small-town, contemporary romance that features a bartending heroine and a farmer hero who rescue each other in every sense of the word.

Buy Links: 

Universal link: https://books2read.com/One-Kind-Soul   
Amazon: https://amzn.to/3zLoeGn 
Nook: https://bit.ly/3BsASLN 
Apple: https://apple.co/3NTY3B2  
Kobo: https://bit.ly/3zMIGqc 
Google: https://bit.ly/3OWmNds  

Teasers:

He was, apparently, a nice guy in playboy’s clothing. He’d gone so far as to try not being so nice, but it went against everything inside of him. 

Mostly inside his heart.

****

The moment Nicole’s hand slid against his palm and the rough skin there scraped along hers, her libido took note. It’d been a while since her libido took note of anything.

****

Christian Henley was a great surprise.

****

“It might be hard for you to believe, but you are extraordinary.”

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“Just because I have a penis—a stunning one—doesn’t mean I’m a barbarian.”

****

His body was stiff and sore. His brain was a scattered mess of thoughts. His heart bled. Only Nicole could fix that last one.

****

 He kissed her as if his survival was in jeopardy. Quite possibly it was.

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“Let it all out, baby. Leave it all on the floor in here and then we’ll figure out a way to sweep it all away. Together.”

****

Excerpt #1:

“Tell me you’re not going back to Room 513.” Christian sifted his fingers through Nicole’s hair, fanning it out on the bed beneath her. “Tell me you’ll stay right here with me.”

Nicole rose to her elbows then sat up, nudging Christian off her. She slid off the bed and walked, naked, to the adjoining door that was still open. She peeked into her hotel room then looked back to Christian, whose pout was absolutely adorable. As if he might throw a tantrum if she left him alone.

“I’m thinking we ought to see if that bed is as good as this one.” She pointed into her room then at his bed. “I didn’t only buy a single condom, you know. Those things come in boxes.”

The smile that bloomed on Christian’s face was something Nicole would never forget. She couldn’t remember a time she’d ever made a man that happy. When he got up from the bed and stalked toward her, his naked body drool-worthy in every sense of the word, she knew they’d make excellent use of both rooms tonight.

One Kind Soul is the story of two people who have not met their person, the one who just gets them. Who loves and accepts them for exactly who they are. Nicole and Christian may not seem like great partners at the start. He’s confident and flirtatious and she is not confident—at all—and kind of put off by his confidence.

Why?

To put it simple, family issues. Nicole is plagued by self-doubt through not fault of her own mostly and at times it is painful to read but at other times it is just downright annoying. I liked them together, as a couple they worked well together. I even liked the bit of mystery that was wholly unexpected based on the book description. It was a nice hint of confusion through a story that sometimes was a bit too sweet.

This is a good romance and the thing I liked/appreciated most was just how capable Nicole was, how much they both changed and grew as the story came to an end. The secondary characters were fun and endearing, and it was wonderful to watch Nicolle finally found her niche.

Her place in the world.

Excerpt #2:

“Technically, I didn’t give you a choice. I kissed you first. Remember?” Nicole nudged Christian to his back and climbed onto his lap. Boy, did he wish he hadn’t put his sweats back on.

“Oh, I remember. I remember in vivid detail.”

“So I don’t need to remind you then? Okay.” She inched back, but he grabbed her around the waist, keeping her in place.

“Remind? No. Re-kiss? Yes.” He caught her lips with his and his anger quickly dissipated. How could anyone stay angry at Nicole when she kissed like this? 

Author Bio:

Christine DePetrillo can often be found hugging trees, conversing with dragonflies, and walking barefoot through sun-warmed soil. She finds joy in listening to the wind, bathing in moonlight, and breathing in the fragrances of things that bloom. If she had her way, the sky would be the only roof over her head.

Her love of nature seeps into every story she tells. As does her obsession with bearded mountain men who build, often smell like sawdust, and know how to cherish the women they love. Today she writes tales meant to make you laugh, maybe make you sweat, and definitely make you believe in the power of love.

She lives in Vermont with her husband and cat who defend her fiercely from all evils.

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New Release & Book Review!! ~ Wrapped Up with a Ranger by Kait Nolan

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Can a grumpy former Ranger find lasting happiness in a marriage of convenience with a sunny single mom?

After losing his leg, former Army Ranger Holt Steele is building a new life and a new business with his friends. Sure, he never expected to put small-town baker on his resume, but he finds he likes the quiet, simple life. If only he didn’t like the sunny single mom who works across the street–or her adorable kid–quite so much.

After escaping a controlling husband, event planner Cayla Black has one focus–growing her business and maintaining a safe, happy home for her daughter. She has no time or interest in a man. Not even one who charms her child with Disney songs and keeps turning up like a mind-reader to help without being asked.

But when her ex’s conviction is overturned on a technicality, and he shows up intending to reclaim his wife and child, Holt intervenes with an outrageous lie. The only way to fix it is to make his falsehood the truth. As they struggle to convince everyone that their marriage of protection is real, these two reluctant hearts fall deeper, until the lines between the fiction and the dream begin to blur, and they have to risk it all to protect the family they didn’t know they wanted.

Kait Nolan Bad Boy Bakers book 2

Cayla and Holt…where do I begin? He’s hot and noble and she is a fierce single mother. Together they are hotter than sin and so adorable that I can’t even.

What I loved most was Holt. Period. He was attracted to Cayla and there was no doubt about it, but he kept his distance because he believed she deserved better…as if there’s something better than a hot former servicemember who jumps in to be the hero with no questions asked. I mean, seriously. He did what needed doing which we all know is super hot in a man, and he didn’t pressure her for the benefits of marriage.

If I wasn’t already married I would’ve taken Holt for myself!

He’s great with her kid, relieves some of her stress and burdens and then rocks her world? Um, yeah, where do I sign up?

The sexual tension was off the charts and it definitely satisfied and I’m very glad that the whole ex-husband thing didn’t take over the story. I thoroughly enjoyed Wrapped Up with a Ranger, the second book in the Bad Boy Bakers series.

Kait…keep it up honey!

Get your copy today!

Amazon ~ https://amzn.to/3NW9BV8

Kait Nolan ~ https://kaitnolan.com/wrapped-up-with-a-ranger/

Book Tour & Review ~ The Hart Sisters of Birch Cove Minnesota

Series: The Hart Sisters of Birch Cove Minnesota
Author: Alie Garnett
Genre: Small Town Romance
Cover Design: Designed with Grace






Zoey has no place left to go but home.
Her past makes that nearly impossible.

Zoey Hart is finally back in Birch Cove. In the years since she lived there, a lot has changed, her dad has passed and her sister now runs the farm that they were raised on. A farm she wants to be a part of. A dream she has held onto for so long. Except the army has changed her. No longer is she the outgoing, bubbly girl whose teen who couldn’t keep herself out of trouble. Now nightmares haunt her sleep and the fear of one misstep will get her sent away again. This time for good.
Gabe Watson’s not ready for the feisty red headed woman to kiss him minutes after laying eyes on her. But he can’t forget her either. Nobody can, but she isn’t the woman that everyone in town talks about. She hides the pain that he sees so clearly. Her past is far to present, and he is the only one who understands what she went through, and what she is going through.
Zoey needs Gabe, but will being with him be the last straw for her sister? Can she move past long buried secrets she has kept so long, secrets that will blow up her family if they came out. Because if they come to light, she will definitely be sent away forever. And Gabe won’t be able to keep her safe.

Seeing Her Pain is book one in the Hart Sisters Series, a heartfelt series about finding love with just the right amount of steam and stories that will stay with you after you’ve turned the last page.

I loved Zoey and Gabe from the opening bar fight. She’s tough and vulnerable and totally incapable of talking about her vulnerability. Gabe gives off instant protector vibes that never let up, and even better, he’s not overbearing about keeping her safe.

The instant attraction was perfectly written, not over the top, just two people recognizing sameness in each other. Seeing Her Pain wasn’t insta-love and Zoey & Gabe’s story didn’t move at hyper-speed but the connection between them felt that visceral. They were wonderful together and other than Gabe and Evie harping on it, the age gap never presented that big of an issue.

I am curious to learn who was in that photo and more about the Hart sisters’ father. And mother.

This series is off to a good start and I can’t wait to read book two.


Some neighbors ask for a cup of sugar.
But Evie’s going to ask for a whole lot more.

Seeing her sister fall in love warmed Evie’s heart. But she can’t help but wonder if she’ll get her own chance at happiness. Despite being a widow, she has little experience in the bedroom. She’s sure she’d disappoint any man she dated.
When her neighbor, Jasper, comes home for the harvest, Evie gets an idea. And she figures Jasper is probably too nice to turn her down. So she asks for a favor:
Would he, ever so kindly, mind taking her to bed?
Little did she know her request was like something out of Jasper’s dreams. He’s always known that Evie was the one for him, ever since he was a teenager.
Jasper is more than happy to oblige her. But he’d be happier still if she could realize he is the man for her.
In the bedroom, they’re a match made in heaven. But the rest of it may turn out to be more complicated…

Her Favor is book two in the Hart Sisters Series, a heartfelt series about finding love. There’s just the right amount of steam and stories that will stay with you after you’ve turned the last page.

I really enjoyed Jasper and Evie’s story but I admit that I did not connect to Evie at all. I felt she just created whole stories out of nothing. What she believed had no bearing on her situation with Jasper and he never once made her feel as if any of her negative thoughts were his feelings, which made her more annoying than a heroine I wanted to root for.

Even giving her plenty of latitude because of what she went through with her ex and all that, it was hard to say, “yeah, she totally deserved this happy ending.”

I mean, I am glad she got it because I think Jasper deserved it because he was great, honest and open with his emotions, while giving her the time she needed to figure her stuff out. The scenes between them were hot and sweet at the same time, which only made her actions and attitudes all the more annoying.

For that reason, Her Favor gets a 4.5 star rating from me.


Don’t look. Don’t move. Don’t even breathe.
Max Valentine is looking at me.

Yes, that Max Valentine. The tall, handsome and super successful lawyer that every woman at the firm is trying to get her hands on.
Well, every woman except Della. Okay, well, she does think he’s hot, but she’s more interested in making partner than making out with Max. Or anyone else. But that doesn’t matter. Because Max Valentine would never look at her.
Her career dreams are shattered when she gets fired unexpectedly. Della doesn’t know who she is without her work. With no clue what else to do, she moves back to her home town and rents an old Victorian home.
And she feels… free. She stops dying her hair. She wears whatever she likes. She starts finding a new kind of joy in her life.
Until she looks up and sees Max Valentine is looking at her. Really looking. But he couldn’t be, could he? She thinks maybe he wants a fling. Maybe she’s just the nearest woman.
But she’s wrong.
Max can see the real Della. And he would like to do much more than look. Because he’s convinced he’s looking at the love of his life.
If only he could convince Della of that.

Max Valentine is Looking at You is book three in the Hart Sisters Series, a heartfelt series about finding love with just the right amount of steam and stories that will stay with you after you’ve turned the last page.

Wow, I thought Zoey was the complicated sister but she doesn’t hold a candle to Della! I mean that in a good way, because Della’s pain and reservations were palpable and totally understandable. She did jump to conclusions the same way Evie did, but her reasons were crystal clear to me.

I loved Della and Max together. They were fun and flirty, but there was always that underlying tension of me just wondering when/if Della would blow up this amazing relationship she’d stumbled into. For his part, Max was supportive and kind, he thought she was brilliant and let her shine. I mean, what more could you want in a proper book boyfriend?

Watching Della grow beyond her professional achievements was truly a pleasure and I rooted for her all the way. I was worried that this story would go the ‘woe is me’ route but it didn’t. Della was a fully independent woman with demons and flaws that she—mostly—embraced. I loved this story almost as much as Zoey & Gabe’s.


Zoey and Gabe’s story was my favorite of the series but Zephyr and Zachary are a very close second. Zephyr’s pain was palpable throughout the story and the way she turned in on herself to stay safe was heartbreaking.

It took me some time, okay it took ALL the time to warm up to Zachary but I really liked them as a couple. He was just the right amount of protective and she was just stubborn enough to keep the story moving forward. The whodunnit wasn’t all that shocking but I’m not sure it was meant to be because the highlight was Z&Z together, actually getting to know each other this time around and unraveling her secrets.

It was great to make a trip back to Birch Cove and see everyone else again, and I admit to feeling as hesitant as Zephyr about the reception she would receive when she got there. This was a fun, rollercoaster ride of a story and I’m glad to say I enjoyed every step of the journey with the Hart sisters.

Zachary made two promises. To keep Zephyr safe. And to keep his hands off her.
But promises can be hard to keep.

The daughter of a hard-drinking mother who died too young, life has been tough on Zephyr. The one break she got was when local cop, Brian Wainwright, tried to adopt her and give her the better life she deserved. But his son, Zachary, put a stop to that.
Zachary might have stopped the adoption, but he made a deathbed promise to his father to keep her safe. And with threats made against her life, he knows it’s time to fulfil that promise.
In the dead of night, he steals her away to Minnesota, a place he knows no one will find them.
Despite ruining her chance for happiness, Zephyr has always had a crush on Zachary. One she’s finding hard to put aside when she finds herself in close confines with him.
So she asks him to make another promise: to keep his hands off her. And while keeping her safe is difficult for Zachary, staying away from the beautiful enigma that is Zephyr Hart is going to be downright impossible.

Keeping Her Safe is book four in the Hart Sisters Series, a heartfelt series about finding love with just the right amount of steam and stories that will stay with you after you’ve turned the last page.



Alie Garnett loves a little spice in her books. She lives on a small hobby farm in northern Minnesota with her husband and two kids. When she isn’t writing, she is doing everything that she didn’t ‘get to’ while writing.




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#FREE Book Review ~ The Butterfly Murders by Jen Talty

Came across a #free read that I actually really enjoyed and wanted to share with you guys.

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Special Agent Kara Martin has spent the last thirteen years doing whatever she could to obliterate memories of her hometown…and haunting reminders of her parents’ murders. She had every intent of avoiding Rochester…until a congressman’s daughter is murdered, and she finds herself not only back to a place she said she’d never return, but working with a man she thought she’d never see again.

A man who once loved her… until she broke his heart.

Detective Shane Rogers lost his wife and a year later nearly lost his son when his rare heart condition took a turn for the worst. Battling back from personal devastation, his son is now thriving after a successful heart transplant and Shane can finally return to his second love…his career as a homicide detective.

His first case is the gruesome murder of a local congressman’s fourteen-year-old daughter, bringing in the FBI and putting Shane face to face with his first love.

Shane and Kara are thrust together in one of the toughest cases of their careers while pieces of their pasts crop up to taunt them.

As they begin to face their pasts and find forgiveness, the bodies pile up. With each new murder, the killer takes a different organ that is commonly harvested. An organ they had received in the form of a transplant.

And now Shane’s son has been kidnapped…

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BOOK TOUR!!! ~ Bluegrass Security Series by PJ Fiala

Series Title: Bluegrass Security Series
Titles: Heart Thief ~ Finish Line ~ Lethal Love 
Author: PJ Fiala
Genre: Romance Suspense
Release Date: Available NOW

 

He hired her to catch a thief, little did he know, she’d steal his heart.

 

After serving fifteen years in the Army, Sage Reynolds is used to being rootless and spending her life on the road. When she drifts into Sapphire Falls she’s so deep in dept she has no choice but to take a job with an up and coming private security firm–even though the first time she meets her handsome boss she discovers he’s a chauvinistic caveman.
Desperate for help, Levi hired Sage sight unseen under the assumption she was a man. Boy was he wrong. Unfortunately, he needs an experienced security expert to help stem the rash of burglaries in town, not a gorgeous woman who distracts him to no end and upends his carefully ordered life.
Now they’re forced to learn to trust each other and time is of the essence as the town’s people are becoming restless and the burglaries seem to have no end.
Don’t miss the first story in the exciting Bluegrass Security series. PJ Fiala will keep you turning pages into the night!
“This book was originally released in the Chandler County series as Missing the Spark. To better reflect the genre, the cover and series title have changed, but the content remains the same.”

 

 

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NEW RELEASE & EXCERPT TOUR!!! ~ Phoenix Rising by Giulia Lagomarsino

Title: Phoenix Rising
Series: Reed Security Series
Author: Giulia Lagomarsino
Genre: Contemporary Security Romance
Release Date: August 26, 2019

Phoenix Rising is book 16 in the Reed Security Series and it is suggested they be read in order.
The men and women of Reed Security are back, but after all the turmoil of the past year, how do they adapt and move forward? For some, it’s easy, but others, the past year is only the beginning of what they’ll have to deal with. A few were shot and almost died. Morgan and Chance were taken and tortured, in their own respects, and now must deal with the after effects. Payton was torn from her mother and spent a year and a half without her. The wives lost their jobs, and many had to run from their families and friends to keep them safe. But one thing remained the same through all of this, they are each others’ family and will do anything to help each other through. They are Reed Security, and they will rise from the ashes.

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