Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Rushed by Aurora Rose Reynolds

 Another favorite author, Aurora Rose Reynolds, has a new release today! 

I was blessed & she sent me an early box w/ a paperback & all sorts of cute tie-ins! 

My Review:

Cybil & Tanner's story is FANTABULOUS! I love love love their chemistry & banter, and the way they interact with their friends/family/other campers in this story. It's full of heart & hope & just the right amount of steam. There's adventure & self-discovery in there, too! 

I love this author's story telling, I love the low levels of relationship angst - the drama & suspense comes from outside the relationship for the most part, and that's what makes this a fantastic recovery read. The anticipation is still there w/o any eye-rolling drama. 

Thumbs up & a 2021 favorite!! 

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Have you read any ARR?

All of her stories are great reads, so I highly recommend picking up one of her stories - and why not start with this one? ; ) 

Or, you could go all the way back to her first book, which is where I started. Until November caught my eye because I'd never seen a heroine w/ that name before. FELL HARD for the story & have devoured everything she's written since. 


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Dream Keeper by Kristen Ashley


I love this series! Kristen Ashley is one of my favorite authors, and this series has been such a fun one to read! It's a mash up of the Dream Man & Rock Chick series, with lots of crossing characters to catch up with. And the vibe is very zany, while still being emotional, ya know?

My Review:

10++ stars! Auggie & Pepper's story has been brewing throughout the series, with Pepper being STUBBORN and wasting time. And, okay, she had a really good reason at first, and then a somewhat good reason, but then, after a bit, it was just her being stubborn. 

Anyway, that part of her personality might have annoyed me. LOL 

But overall, this story was FANTASTIC & I highly enjoyed it (thus the extra stars)!! Auggie is amazing, and I love getting inside his head. We also get some Juno POV, which added an extra level of depth to the story's awesomeness. We DEFINITELY get to see Brett (aka Cisco) & his role is a little different in this one, but still pulled at my heartstrings & made me hope he somehow, someway, gets his own HEA. 

There is a huge family theme here, and the various ways they can be messed up or mess you up, but also the role love plays in all of that. Excellent theme! And I loved the way both Auggie & Pepper's situations shook out. 

Prepare for laughter, tears (both happy & sad), steamy goodness, and a feeling of anticipation for what's coming next!! 

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Amazon: https://amzn.to/3w5xEHH

Amazon Worldwide: http://mybook.to/DreamKeeper

Apple Books: https://apple.co/3qvIKEC

Kobo: https://bit.ly/3x6txfL

Nook: https://bit.ly/3AaghbN

Google Play: https://bit.ly/2TegiuI

Amazon Paperback: https://amzn.to/3y4yExe

Barnes & Noble Paperback: https://bit.ly/3y299wn

Start to the Dream Team series today!

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3ic6Pyp

Amazon Worldwide: http://mybook.to/DreamMaker

Apple Books: https://apple.co/3vKO1dl

Nook: https://bit.ly/2S14b3I

Kobo: https://bit.ly/2SNvFcW

Google Play: https://bit.ly/3wRzigG

This is book 4 in the series, so why not grab book 1 & have a nice series binge read?? 

And then let me know what you think! ; ) 


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Monday, November 15, 2021

Knockout by Jessica Prince

 Bring on more Whiskey Dolls! 

Knockout is quite the enjoyable story, even if it started out w/ things I didn't enjoy in the character interactions. 

Have you read Jessica Prince? Her small-town stories overall make me happy happy!! 

My Review:

Ah, Jude & Layla! They start out quite antagonistic, which is not really my jam. I don't like when characters are mean to each other, so the beginning of the story was tough for me. Wonderfully written, of course, and some of the pranks these two pull on each other are hilarious! But I still wasn't a fan of that part of their relationship.

Then, they get tossed together & have to actually get to know each other & although there is still the "arguing/fighting" aspect to their relationship, it matures somewhat... and gets easier for me to enjoy the story. And enjoy it, I did! I love Layla's volunteering at Hope House & her relationships w/ the kids there! Especially Marcus, the bond is just super sweet & big sister. 

And Jude! He has that grumpy thing going, but ALSO his heart is so big!!! And his Gram is HILARIOUS! 

So, as I said, I enjoyed the story. We get sweet & STEAM & humor & heart, and I love those kinds of stories! 

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Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3GhjWrG

Amazon Worldwide: http://mybook.to/KnockoutJP

Add to your TBR: https://bit.ly/KnockoutGR

What do you think? 


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Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Beautifully Broken Redemption by Catherine Cowles

 I love this series!!

Happy Release Day!! 

(And, you may notice, I have a couple blog posts because this is a fantastic release day!) 

This cover is beautiful, but then, all the covers in this series are so gorgeous. I have started a paperback collection of them because of that. The Wrecked series, as well. Okay, I just love covers & am slightly obsessed, I admit!! ; ) 

Have you caught on to Catherine's writing? It's amazing. 

Highly recommend! 


Amazon: https://amzn.to/2NuCwpA

Amazon Worldwide: http://mybook.to/BeautifulBrokenRedemp

Apple Books: http://apple.co/37CAz1h

Kobo: http://bit.ly/3qOfpEP

Nook: http://bit.ly/2OUl51W

Add to Goodreads: http://bit.ly/3saN5ge

My Review:

Excellent story!! Mason & Anna have such a beautiful, hard-fought love. They have trust issues to work through, & their journey is quite emotional as they navigate everything that's going on.

Anna's niece & nephew play a huge part in the story as well, and we get to see more of the deep friendships formed by the Sutter Lake couples. 

Love this book, this series, bunches, & I'm sorry this is the last book. But this was a wonderful story to end the series on!!


Let me know if you read the series & what you think! 


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Shakedown by Lani Lynn Vale

 Oh, this series! 

Yes, I've been gushing about it all year. 

Yes, it's a favorite.

Have you read it yet?

Bruno's book is here & does a great job of wrapping some things up! : ) 

My Review:

Belle & Bruno have some unique quirks that make them so incredibly perfect for each other! I'm so glad they were paired up. The conversations they have aren't exactly bantery, per se, but they're still fun to read!

I loved the progression of the series storyline, the way some things played out. Others didn't really resonate with me, & I was disappointed in part of some things that happened in relation to Bruno's farm. Possibly bc I'd just read another story with some "darker" aspects in the name of justice, but a couple parts just were too ... Ick ... for me. Great plotting, tho! 

Overall, I love this series & characters & the way most things play out! 



𝐆𝐫𝐚𝐛 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐜𝐨𝐩𝐲 𝐧𝐨𝐰 👇👇

✦ Apple: https://apple.co/3Cm2q36  

Add to your TBR: https://bit.ly/2URnGN1

Let me know what you think! 


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Beyond the Game by Kaylee Ryan

 Do you love the game of baseball?

I have so many fond memories of the ballpark - both our local park and the bigger parks in Chicago & St Louis. I'm one of those rare gems who roots for both the Cubbies AND the Cardinals, because I grew up going to games in both cities. : ) 

Along with that, I love when baseball romance gives us game time along w/ the couple time, and this series delivers that - just enough!! 

My Review:

I was quite excited to see one of my favorite stories was going to be a series! And Paisley is perfect for the follow up book. I LOVE Cam as her HEA. He does remind me of Easton, but in his own unique way.

His heart is so full of love & confidence! I adore his banter, his intentions, his work ethic... Paisley has her own feistiness throughout their relationship, & I adored her, too, other than ONE LITTLE THING when she... Well. Let's just say she initiates and puts into motion something she shouldn't have & it annoyed me.

Anyway, other than that, this was an excellent & enjoyable read! I'm already looking forward to reading more from this family. 



US: https://amzn.to/3B7bGr6 
UK: https://amzn.to/3F6dWS1 
CA: https://amzn.to/3AX6ead 
AU: https://amzn.to/39V1qq7 
Free in Kindle Unlimited

So, have you read Beyond the Bases? Give it a try & then read Beyond the Game. You can absolutely read BTG on its own, but ... why do that?? ; ) 


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Saturday, November 6, 2021

Devante by Laramie Briscoe

 Good Morning! (or Good Afternoon or Evening LOL)

So, Laramie Briscoe has been a favorite of mine for a while. I love the emotions & character development in her stories! (I got to meet her at a signing once & I think I was so nervous, I'm not even sure I conveyed how much I love her books! LOL) 

My Review of the first book in the LSERT series: 

Normally I don't like when the H/h are hiding their relationship because I think it's silly to do so. I still thought it was silly to do so (as did their parents when they found out) but the author did a good job of describing why Ransom & Stella both felt it was the right thing to do, so it didn't annoy me as much. 

I highly enjoyed their story & how everything played out. Also, Ransom's K9, Rambo, is a scene stealing pupper! Not only was there mad chemistry between Ransom & Stella, but she loved Rambo as much as he did, and she made a point to think of him in their relationship, too. It was very sweet!! 

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She has a new release this week & if you haven't read earlier books in this series, they're quick reads & good for binging ... Just sayin'! ; ) 


If you check them out, let me know what you think! : ) 


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