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COVER REVEAL!!! ~ TRISTAN by Cora Brent

Title: TRISTAN
Series: Ruins of Emblem #1
Author: Cora Brent
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 19, 2019
Photographer: Eric David Battershell
Model: Kaz Vanderwaard
Cover Design: Wicked by Design

Emblem, Arizona. 

 

 
Not a place people dreamed of moving to. 
 
More like a place people escaped from. 
 
Known for its barren desert and the state’s largest prison, it had been home to my family for generations. Now the town’s name is a curse to them. And yet I’ve always wondered about it. 
 
By the time I finished college I had big plans. 
 
I was going to pack up and move to Emblem. I would teach at Emblem High. I would see past the crime and poverty that the town was infamous for. I would make a difference. 
 
Tristan Mulligan never figured into my plans at all. 
 
He was a small time criminal with a bad attitude who’d never bothered to graduate from high school. Worse, he didn’t seem interested in changing any of that. He was also the sexiest guy I’d ever laid eyes on. 
 
I knew better than to start something with him. I did it anyway. 
 
Tristan might break my heart. He might shatter my future. And there’s something dangerously explosive about the way we are together. 
 
You can warn me about him all you want. 
 
Everyone else has.
 
I haven’t listened yet. And I never will. 
 
Whether I’m ready to admit it or not, I’m already his.

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NEW RELEASE!!! ~ Waiting For You by Jasmine Stevens

Title: Waiting For You
Series: The Holbrook Series #1
Author: Jasmine Stevens
Release: February 5, 2019
Genre: Rural Romance

Eighteen years ago, Charlotte Denver left the quaint country town of Holbrook after a tragic accident. Now, she’s back in town to renovate her old family home, which will feature in the magazine where she’s employed as a journalist. Making the rundown house sellable will allow Charlotte to sever all ties with her tragic past and finally move forward with her life. That is until the one person she’d spent all these years trying to forget is contracted by her magazine’s editor to help her complete the job.
 
Will Beckett is no longer the twelve-year-old kid who used to play practical jokes on her, tease her and make her belly laugh. Now he’s a ruggedly handsome, sweet talking, successful builder. Despite Will’s wholesome country charm and sexy smile that makes Charlotte’s heart skip a beat, she’s determined to concentrate on the job at hand and protect her heart at all costs.
 
Will never thought he would see his best friend again, but now she’s back, as stubborn and strong-willed as ever. Her return reminds him all over again of everything she lost because of him, and he desperately wants her forgiveness. As they reacquaint with each other, Will becomes just as determined to reunite their friendship, and he’s set to win her heart.
 
Can Will break through Charlotte’s wall of defense or will his heart be broken again?

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COVER REVEAL!!! ~ The Solidity of Us by Shana Vanterpool

Title: The Solidity of Us 
Author: Shana Vanterpool
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: March 5, 2019

 

Beauty that close mixed with such turmoil was a cocktail of enriched poison—I wanted to drink it anyway…

 

 
Things with Cade didn’t start that way. They weren’t that easy, and they weren’t that smooth, but I assure you, some of the best love stories didn’t start out with ease and without bumps. How can anything that’s solid be simple? Cade and I both needed a solid ground. We’d earned it. 
 
This is the story of how I, Bray Gideon, Los Angeles transplant, lost soul, ran away to her mother’s hometown of Well Water, Kentucky, and discovered how love could heal the wounds of the past and strengthen the hope of my future.
 
This is the story of Cade Montgomery, a man who’d ran for so long all it took was one night with the right woman to set his demons free. And boy, did those demons hurt. They got in the way and they held his happiness over his head and mocked his scars.
 
Those demons took as much as they ruined.
 
But love was stronger.
 
It was greater.
 
Love was… solid.

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COVER REVEAL & EXCERPT!!! ~ Stay All Night by D.B. James & S.L. Peters

Title: Stay All Night
Series: Sugarcreek Love #1
Author: D.B. James and S.L. Peters
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 19, 2019
Cover Credit: FuriousFotog
“Stay all night,” were the words echoing from her lips as I slid from the bed like the scumbag I am.
 
My name is Tobias Roman Jefferson. I’m a college drop-out fresh from living on my buddies’ couch and nowhere near worthy enough for the likes of Janie Lynn Francis—the hottest girl in Sugarcreek, Texas. Who also happens to be the woman I’ve been in love with for the last nineteen years.
 
When one stormy night we’re left stranded in my old cabin in the woods, we give to our passion. Only to repeat ourselves the next night…at her house. When she whispers her plea, I escape from her bed as fast as I possibly can.
 
How can I, the town screw-up, deem myself worthy of the town’s one-time homecoming queen?

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COVER REVEAL!!! ~ See You Again by Heidi McLaughlin

Title: See You Again
Series: A Southport Shore Novel
Author: Heidi McLaughlin
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 18, 2019
Cover Designer: Diane Luger
A powerful love story of second chances for two people who are both running from the past, by the New York Times bestselling author of Forever My Girl.
It’s been fifteen years since Brooklyn Hewett has stepped foot in Southport.
After the accident that took Austin—the love of her life—away from her, Brooklyn fled, hoping to leave the pain behind her for good.
Raising her fourteen-year-old daughter has been the focus of her life ever since.
But when Austin’s mom asks her to renovate the Southport Inn, with an option to buy, Brooklyn knows it’s an opportunity too good to refuse.
 
Bowie Holmes should have been with his best friend the night he died. Instead, he was doing the unthinkable—and he’s never forgiven himself.
Fifteen years later, Bowie gets the job of a lifetime when he’s hired to help rebuild the Southport Inn.
There’s just one problem. One very big problem.
The designer is none other than Brooklyn Hewett, the one woman he despises more than anyone . . . and the one woman he has never been able to forget.

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SALE ALERT!!! ~ Feels Like Love by N.D. Jackson

💚🔥💚🔥💚🔥Welcome to Mustang Prairie💚🔥💚🔥💚
I just wanted to belong…
Sadie had never belonged anywhere other than on stage. A soulful singer and musician, she left home at a young age and never looked back. No one missed her anyhow. Traveling the country with one no good boyfriend or another for work, Sadie settled in New Orleans until another d-bag boyfriend decided she wasn’t enough…and the slutty new bartender was.
She left for Mustang Prairie and the open arms of her half-sister Amelia…or so she thought

I just wanted to protect her…
Dylan Parker was retired at the ripe old age of 34. After catching a serial killer who’d tortured Chicago for a decade, he was ready to turn in his homicide detective’s shield.
Needing distance from his high society parents and their social climbing friends he packed up his truck and bought a bar in Mustang Prairie. Getting reacquainted with small town life would be an adjustment…until he met a copper haired amazon with a voice like warm honey.
Sadie was everything he wanted; a friend, a devil’s advocate, a sister, and a confidante. Theirs was a deeply satisfying friendship so Sadie and Dylan fought their mutual attraction.

Can Sadie & Dylan admit that their friendship feels more like love?

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BOOK REVIEW!!! ~ Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Jess Bryant

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Everyone in Fate, Texas knows that Bluebell Carter has always been a little bit crazy. There was that time she colored her hair pink and the time she keyed her boyfriend’s car not to mention how she up and left town and her daddy in the dust ten years ago. Rolling back home in an ugly orange bridesmaid dress was not the reappearance she’d ever planned to make and staying in town was the last thing she ever thought possible. Then again, being in Texas does crazy things to her brain (maybe it’s the heat?) because before she can say “bless your heart” she finds herself tangled up with a handsome, hard-muscled cowboy.

Zach West earned his hard body the old fashioned way – lots of hard work on hard Texas land. He’s spent his life playing the role of responsible West brother, the oldest, the protector and guardian. His father’s death left him to care for two younger brothers, a grieving mother and a ranch. He’s had enough of caring for other people to last a lifetime and zero plans to add a woman to that list but Bluebell has a way of driving him nuts that’s impossible to resist. He dreams about her long blonde hair and even longer legs. She’s pretty enough to drive a man to drink, to sin… but to love? Now that’s just crazy.

Okay let me just start by saying that I LOVED Crazy Little Thing Called Love. A lot. I read a ton of books and I like a lot of them but this was fun and sweet, hot and heartbreaking. It’s what a romance novel should be.

Blue was incredible. Doing her own thing even while she battled feelings of abandonment and being unloveable. She was strong and brave, not letting her issues get in her way. Mostly. And Zach, sweet baby J he was all MAN. I loved him from the first scene and that never let up, which is rare because I’m usually Team Heroine.

The chemistry between Blue and Zach was off the chart and not just the sexual chemistry. When they were together, bantering and bickering, I smiled as I read those scenes and now I’m jogging my memory to see if I’ve read anything else by Jess Bryant because I really enjoyed reading Crazy Little Thing Called Love.

Is there a Riley & Maddie story in the making or…??

BOOK REVIEW!!! ~ Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Jess Bryant

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ABOUT:

Everyone in Fate, Texas knows that Bluebell Carter has always been a little bit crazy. There was that time she colored her hair pink and the time she keyed her boyfriend’s car not to mention how she up and left town and her daddy in the dust ten years ago. Rolling back home in an ugly orange bridesmaid dress was not the reappearance she’d ever planned to make and staying in town was the last thing she ever thought possible. Then again, being in Texas does crazy things to her brain (maybe it’s the heat?) because before she can say “bless your heart” she finds herself tangled up with a handsome, hard-muscled cowboy.

Zach West earned his hard body the old fashioned way – lots of hard work on hard Texas land. He’s spent his life playing the role of responsible West brother, the oldest, the protector and guardian. His father’s death left him to care for two younger brothers, a grieving mother and a ranch. He’s had enough of caring for other people to last a lifetime and zero plans to add a woman to that list but Bluebell has a way of driving him nuts that’s impossible to resist. He dreams about her long blonde hair and even longer legs. She’s pretty enough to drive a man to drink, to sin… but to love? Now that’s just crazy.

Okay let me just start by saying that I LOVED Crazy Little Thing Called Love. A lot. I read a ton of books and I like a lot of them but this was fun and sweet, hot and heartbreaking. It’s what a romance novel should be.

Blue was incredible. Doing her own thing even while she battled feelings of abandonment and being unloveable. She was strong and brave, not letting her issues get in her way. Mostly. And Zach, sweet baby J he was all MAN. I loved him from the first scene and that never let up, which is rare because I’m usually Team Heroine.

The chemistry between Blue and Zach was off the chart and not just the sexual chemistry. When they were together, bantering and bickering, I smiled as I read those scenes and now I’m jogging my memory to see if I’ve read anything else by Jess Bryant because I really enjoyed reading Crazy Little Thing Called Love.

Is there a Riley & Maddie story in the making or…??

#FREE BOOK REVIEW!!! ~ Once Upon a Texas Christmas – Katherine Garbera

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Avery Burton loves her job as assistant to Logan Calloway. A big time Hollywood A-lister, Logan spends all his time on the West Coast leaving her to run his charity in Whiskey River. Staying busy and giving back to the community that is the only real family she’s ever known suits Avery just fine…until Logan announces he’s coming home for Christmas.

Ever since his mother abandoned him as a young boy, Whiskey River hasn’t felt like home to Logan Calloway. Still, he heads home for the holidays, intending to reflect on his career and personal life. When he sees his assistant Avery in his home, Logan begins to realize that Whiskey River has more to offer than just bad memories.

As Logan and Avery spend more time together working for the charity, it becomes impossible to deny their chemistry and attraction.

 

 

This book was a kindle free read at the time of posting.

Once Upon a Texas Christmas was a fun, short Christmas story featuring two people with BIG issues, courtesy of their parents. Logan was the son of the town drunk who became a cautionary tale, leaving him feeling lower than dirt. Avery was the daughter of brilliant scientists who treated parenting like a fifty-fifty task to be handled. So like I said, issues.

But Avery works for Logan’s charitable donation and when they finally spend time together things get flirty, fast. Despite reservations on both their parts, Logan and Avery learn that sometimes chemistry is hard to ignore. They were hot together—really, really hot—but it wasn’t just that. They gravitated towards each other and it was a delight to read their story.

Once Upon a Texas Christmas didn’t have a lot of excess drama which I appreciated because both Logan and Avery were in their own way without anyone else’s help.

BOOK REVIEW & RELEASE!!! ~ A Lot Like Christmas by Kait Nolan

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Jaded Army medic Ryan Malone never expected his next mission would bring him back from Afghanistan to tiny Wishful, Mississippi. His great uncle’s health is failing and the cantankerous old coot has pushed everyone in the family away. Ryan is their last resort to get Uncle Percy to move into assisted living before he breaks a hip—or something worse. He’s looking to get in, get it done, and get back out. That definitely doesn’t include taking time out for a sweet-faced waitress with a heart bigger than the Atlantic.

Interior designer Hannah Wheeler is a long way from the high-powered clients of her old Atlanta firm. Despite the fact that she’s currently spending her days waiting tables, she’s discovered she really enjoys the small-town life she found with her sister. This Christmas season, she’s finally ready to introduce Wishful to her true capabilities by using her skills to spread some holiday spirit. But with Ryan and Percy, she’s definitely got her work cut out for her.

Will Hannah’s evergreen cheer thaw their frosty hearts and remind these two that the most important part of the holidays is family?

Hannah and Ryan were great together! From the moment we meet her, decorating the diner Christmas tree with forks and spoons, she won me over. Bubbly and sweet with a hint of spice, despite the fear and trauma that brought her to Wishful.

Ryan was a little gruff to start but he was a certified badass so that much was expected, but seeing him with Percy told me right away that he wasn’t a jerk, just a man with a lot on his shoulders. Together they were fantastic: flirty and fun and sexy. And the best part was that they embarked on a bit of matchmaking on their own which was sweet and funny.

One of the things that makes reading a Kait Nolan novel such a wonderful experience is the Casserole Patrol but during A Lot Like Christmas I have to say that Percy stole the show. A recent widower who hasn’t been able to cope with life without his Janie, he’s the reason Ryan is in town and when all three of them were on the page together, I couldn’t stop smiling.

Everything about this story was great…except there wasn’t enough of it! I’m a greedy reader and I wanted more but it was pretty much perfect.