R E V I E W ➠ Take Me Away by Kelly Elliott


(Southern Bride #6)


When I’m not a test pilot flying for the U.S. Air Force, I can be found risking my life in other ways.
Skydiving. No problem.
Bungee jumping off a bridge. Like a pro.
Paragliding in Switzerland. Time of my life.
Zorbing in New Zealand. Fun as hell.
You see…all these life-risking adventures are not just a hobby for me, not just a way to pass the time. I need the adrenaline rush like I need my next breath. I’m addicted to it. It’s the only thing that allows me to bury my painful past—even if only for as long as it takes for me to come down from the high. All that matters is that I’m able to forget. And every heart-stopping moment of it was working…at least, until she appeared back in my life.
Both my worst nightmare and my wildest dream all wrapped up in one beautiful woman…a woman I was still very much in love with.
And that’s not the worst part…
Linnzi Cunningham has no idea who I am. She has no idea how intertwined our terrible pasts are—and for that, she is lucky.
She doesn’t remember the night when everything important in her life, everything that she lived for, was taken from her by the man who promised he would always protect her.
That man was me.
To love her is to forget she ever existed in my world.

RELEASE DATE: December 22, 2020

My mystery man.
The only man who had made me feel something for the first time in years.
The man I was finally able to put a face to in my nightly dreams.

-Linnzi

Not my first read of the author, and I have read all the books previously in the series. I absolutely LOVE this series! This one will hit you in ALL. THE. FEELS.

So the hero and heroine in this one has a huge history together, and I mean huge. That said, I don’t want to give out too much but just when you think you had it figure out, YOU DON’T. Believe me when I say that. Nolan the hero is the sweetest best man alive, I mean dream man…and Linnzi the heroine…was mature, sweet, beautiful and so lost. I knew they would break my heart in this but I didn’t know how much. From the build up to the peek, to everything in between and after…all the feelings. Their tragedy might be shared but their heart had complete different takes and ideas. It truly is a book to just dive into to and get lost with.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

TOP 2020 MUST READ!
Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Book 6 in Series
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R E V I E W ➠ Ridden Hard: A Surprise Baby Romance by Kim Loraine


(Ryker Ranch Book 3)


They call me the wild one.
The Ryker brother who’d rather have more notches on his bedpost than rodeo championships.
I’m good with horses, even better with women. I’ve been warned that sowing my oats might have consequences, but I’m always careful. And there’s nothing wrong with having a little fun.
But the truth is, I want more than fun. I want it all. With the right girl.
So when the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen shows up at my ranch, it should all fall into place. Except she’s got a big surprise for me. She’s pregnant, and the kid is mine, but she wants nothing to do with me.

RELEASE DATE: December 2, 2020

NEW to me author and books. I originally saw this as a sign-up and recommended it to my Book-Friend Britney to read because she loves Cowboy Romances, and after she read it and told me a little about it I wanted to give it a try.

This is a backwards game, Tristen and Hazel are starting it off a little backwards. When Hazel decides to let loose for one night, after learning news that new ex-bf of 5 years not only moved on after a hot minute but also got engaged then is getting married even faster…well things don’t go as planned. Oh the romance and sexy times portion was spot on and perfect, but Tristen the sexy cowboy that calls her Darlin’ left behind a little more than they both bargained for. After searching to find him again, because well they both didn’t bother more than first name bases on the one night they spend together, she finds out more about the sexy cowboy a.k.a her baby-daddy. And what she finds is beautiful, romantic, sweet and just plain Tristan. But she’s been burned before, she spend 5 years with a man who was always looking for the next best and new things…these two take a ride of adventure and love.

I will say that the peek of the story line, I guess there wasn’t a big build up to it as well as the aftermath, but I enjoyed the story very much and the ending has me wanting to continue these brother’s stories!

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Book 3 in Series
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R E V I E W ➠ Hard To Hold by K. Bromberg


(Play Hard #2)


The contract with Major League Soccer was supposed to help repair my damaged reputation
Then I discovered that I’d made a deal with the devil: the player I’m supposed to recruit is none other than the bad boy, star Premier League footballer, Rush McKenzie
British. Tattooed. Sexy. A man currently at the center of a huge scandal
The goal? To convince him to stay in the States
But what’s wrong with a little fun in the meantime? No strings. No sweet nothings. Just a way to pass the time while we’re both struggling to prove our true selves to the world
If someone found out our relationship was anything more than professional, it would only serve to prove all our critics right.
I never should have agreed to take the fall
But I did and I’m a man of my word
Even if it means risking everything I’ve worked for
The only bright side is Lennox Kincade
Gorgeous. Defiant. Rumor-tainted. Totally off-limits
Sharing a house with the gorgeous sports agent should have been a fun distraction from the turmoil. Someone to help pass the time while the tensions back home die down
But what started as nothing, ends up as something I never saw coming.

RELEASE DATE: December 1, 2020

Not my first read by the author, she is a favorite and I’ve read every single one of her books including book 1 in this series! This one took me by surprise!

So, this series definitely has a theme since it revolves sisters that each get their story. In book 1 I wasn’t fond of the overly strong heroine and we also get it here except this one is a rebel on top and very out going. So basically it’s more action and focusing on the story line. Which is fine, but it’s a turn off for me when the heroine is careless, rebel and just a ‘fun’ type of woman, takes away from the romance and little vulnerability for me. That said, here is what I enjoyed from this book I loved that the hero wears his heart on the sleeve, that the heroine may be strong and not a relationship but she really is trying to prove herself to make it in the world of men, the story line fits so well and smooth from book 1, that the hero and heroine when they have their “moments it melts my heart.

The hero ran away to the states to LAY LOW. I can’t say what happened but after an occurrence, he was told to lay low long story short he is here at the same location as the heroine who in fact herself was kind of thrown in the same area and around the same people for other reasons. watching these two dangle each other in front of each other then try to figure out their own reasonings along with trying NOT to fall for one another is an adventure on it’s own.  but after finishing it all, everything really isn’t as it seems, the heroine stubbornness but big secret heart and the hero’s slowness, it all won me over for good. The sweetest outcome after a long hard road filled with obstacles!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Book 2 in Series
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R E V I E W ➠ Make Me Yours by Melanie Harlow


(Bellamy Creek #2)


He’s my brother’s best friend
The hot single dad next door
And one accidental sext later, my massive crush on him is no longer a secret
It’s my own damn fault. I’m thirty years old, for heaven’s sake. I’m a kindergarten teacher and a (reasonably) responsible adult. I should know better than to get tipsy and draft a fake text listing all the dirty things I wish Officer Cole Mitchell would do to me
I wasn’t supposed to hit send
He wasn’t supposed to see it
And he definitely wasn’t supposed to text back telling me to go on . .
Because after that, things escalate quickly
Cole is everything I’ve ever wanted. He’s sexy and protective. A devoted father to his little girl. A dedicated cop the whole town adores. The kind of guy you can trust to keep his hands to himself, even when you’re desperately hoping he won’t
I’m not the girl he thought he’d end up with, but after all this time, I might finally get the chance to say the words I’ve always dreamed of . . . make me yours.

RELEASE DATE: November 23, 2020

Not my first read by the author, she is a favorite and I have loved all her books thus far! This series UGH i couldn’t wait for more, meaning I have read book 1!

I want to say that I really had high hopes ad expectations for this book because of the first one. And I am always honest in my review’s good or the not so good. That said, sadly the only reason this god a 4.5 is because I love and respect Melanie. Hear me out, up until 60% I was cruising on the love boat, excitement, the chase, the game, the pain, ALL. THE. FEELINGS. then somehow it just all went WEIRD for me. That’s the only way I can describe it, few scenes felt repeated, the FEEL of the whole relationship just felt off, the heroine turned into a ‘love sick puppy’ kind of love but a little too much. Just felt off, maybe it’s just me and I wasn’t going with the flow or off, but I was in a good mood reading loved it, then it just got WEIRD. Just didn’t feel right on the conclusion part and the resolution as well for me. I appreciate all the words because it was well written, little predictable story line but enjoyable. It got me off of the good and that’s why you are reading this going, oh this is mostly the not so good but let me tell you bout the good.

The starting relationship of hero and heroine was sweet, they have known one another for most of their life. Cole and Cheyenne really are true friends, and well Cheyenne has had a huge crush on Cole from teenage years but Cole lived on, married, had a baby and then lost the love of his life. Which really scarred him, his daughter thought she is the sweetest and cutest you’ll love her! Their over all feel is best friends little sister can’t go there and secret crush still but I can’t make him want me. It was really emotional, i felt everything for Cheyenne and well let me warn you about the sexy scenes in a good way, haha fantastic! Cole by the way is the Single-Dad Police Officer, I will say that I kind of missed maybe seeing about his work, it doesn’t go into detail at all, just that he is a police officer that’s about it. Over all I enjoyed the book.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Book 2 in Series
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R E V I E W ➠ Desperate Times by Emily Goodwin


(Silver Ridge Series Book 2)


I fell in love with Chloe Fisher when we were only kids. I knew then, just like I know now, there will never be another woman in the world for me but her. A silly childhood pack to marry each other if we were still single and thirty kept us together…until I messed up, hurting the only woman I’ve every truly cared about. I swore if I ever got a second chance, I would make things right, rove to Chloe I’ve changed, that I’m not the same guy who broke her heart years ago
History has a way of repeating itself, and now that Chloe is finally giving me what I’ve always wanted, I’m terrified that maybe we were never meant to be, that maybe Chloe will always be the one that got away. That maybe, just maybe, she’s entirely too good for me
I’ve never been one to give up, and I’ll keep fight for her—for us, even though the universe is doing its very best to keep us apart. It’s true what they say: desperate times call for desperate measures. And I’m willing to do whatever it takes to make her mine.

RELEASE DATE: November 17, 2020

Not my first read by the author and I have also read Book 1 in this duo. I have to admit I had to kind of skim over and re read by Book 1 review because of the gap so I didn’t fully remember the ending and all. That said I am 50/50 so so on this conclusion, well so this is a Series but Book 1 and this one are the same hero and heroine. It was kind of a BOOM ending of book 1 so I had expectations.

Sam receives some rather hard news and well the truth in the ending of book 1 so now he is confused and unsure how to continue on with Chloe and everything. He is torn back and forth, there is some twists thrown in and because he’s so unsure and of the events I don’t want to name to give too much out, the store had times where it went in circles, the drama went up and down but still in circles of the same. It got little slow for me. What saved it all for me is the love between Sam and Chloe, when it was just them two, Sam was so handsome and sweet and sexy and Chloe being her awkward self..it really just worked for them two. New love but a long time coming!

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Book 2 in Dup
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Recommended: ☑

R E V I E W ➠ In For A Penny by Melissa Foster


(The Whiskeys: Dark Knights at Peaceful Harbor #7.5)


Friendships and family abound during a week of love, laughter, and happily ever afters. Catch up with your favorite characters and enjoy Bones and Sarah’s wedding while falling in love with the newest Whiskey-world couple, Penny Wilson and Scott Beckley in this Whiskey series novella.
When everything you want is right in front of you, but it’s still out of reach…
Penny Wilson has a successful business, more friends than a girl could ask for, and a boyfriend she’s madly and passionately in love with. Scott Beckley is honest, loyal, hands down the best lover on the planet, and absolutely gaga over his nieces and nephews. Scott’s a keeper…as long as Penny doesn’t ever want to hear those three magical words that would take their relationship to the next level. Scott escaped abusive parents at seventeen and was forced to find his way alone in the world. Even though it’s been more than a decade and he’s reunited with his estranged sisters and built a good life in Peaceful Harbor, Maryland, he’s still tortured by his past. Penny knows he loves her with everything he has, but for a girl who wants a family and a guy who is afraid of having one, love might not be enough.

RELEASE DATE: December 9, 2020

“I love you, Penny. You’re my soul mate, my best friends, my eye of the fucking storm,”

-Scott

Not my first read, I couldn’t even tell you how many of the author books I’ve read! That said you bet I have read all the books in the series so I was SOOO ready for this! It was the sweetest read!

This may have been shorter but filled with so much emotion! I was hanging on to every page, it was sweet, romantic, swoony with full of angst. Penny & Scott are a beautiful couple, they both harvest some pain from the past but the secrets and chip on Scott’s shoulder about certain outlooks in life…during their friend’s wedding, things get a little out of control and Penny is trying to get herself around the idea of being single. That is all I am saying, this was a rather very enjoyable read and just exactly what was needed! Beautiful addition to the Series!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: 7.5 Book in Series Novella
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Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑

R E V I E W ➠ Preacher by Christopher Harlan




My preacher absolved no sins, because he was the sinner.
Lyric:
They say that you should give your heart away to the right guy, but mine was taken from me ten years ago, the moment Preacher moved into town and sent a blast wave through my life. He was my walking contradiction—gentle eyes set in a hardened face, an angel and an uncaged beast, mesmerizing good looks and terrifying ferocity, my savior and my destroyer.
When he disappeared senior year he broke me like so much fragile glass. I thought I’d moved on from what happened between us, but now he’s reappeared out of nowhere, upending my life and reminding me that I can never break his hold over me.
Preacher:
I was trouble with a capital T—the guy your mom warned you to stay away from because he’d ruin you. She was right. I had no business being with a girl like Lyric—it was against all the rules—but when the hell have I ever followed other people’s rules?
Never.
She was beautiful, delicate, and oh so breakable. I was forceful, aggressive, and cocky as hell. Ten years ago fate split us apart. But now I’m back, here in New York, to remind Lyric of what she knows deep down but has always tried to deny.
That she’s mine, and she always will be. 

RELEASE DATE: November 15, 2020

NEW to me author and books. After reading the blurb I was very intrigued to read. This was a rather interesting book, had me going back and forth between love and dislike. The only reason for the dislike honestly is because Preacher was a PRICK at times in a I don’t like him very much way, yes he redeems himself but there were a couple of times I had to put my kindle down and just put it down hehe.

The best part about this is what we get it all, the story, the before after, in between. I enjoyed all the characters, more the heroine so but all of them fit well together. This second chance had me grasping he kindle to find out what is going to happen and at the same time wanting to throw it across the room. Great start for my new AUTHOR and BOOKS and after this I will say that I will read more by the author.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Standalone
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Recommended: ☑

R E V I E W ➠ Chasing The Moon by S.M. Soto




A modern-day retelling of the Greek Myth of Selene and Endymion.

He was the sun, and she was the moon. A love like theirs was never destined to last.
Selene Drake has always been the girl that blends into the background.
The wallflower.
Quiet.
Unnoticed.
Sweet as can be.
It never bothered her, she preferred slinking into the shadows.
When she first laid eyes on Endymion Black, she fell irrevocably in love with him.
The bad boy.
Cold.
Distant.
Handsome as ever.
For years, she pined after the unattainable boy who had somehow burrowed his way into her heart.
Until everything changed.
One unforgettable night bridled with passion and forbidden lust destroyed her naïve heart and reshaped her innocent soul. It sent her fleeing from the only town she’d ever truly known.
Six years later, Selene is back in Dunsmuir and the boy she spent years loving in silence, has now turned into a man. A man with his sights set on her. Somehow, the tables have turned, and this time around, he’s the one doing the chasing, determined to claim her heart as his. Only, he doesn’t realize, she has a secret of her own.
One with the potential to change their lives forever.

Chasing the Moon is a full-length standalone romance with a guaranteed HEA.

RELEASE DATE: October 28, 2020

Not my first read by the author but I have not read a lot of her books, this one took me by surprise in the best way!

This was so beautiful and captive, I couldn’t stop reading. Selene and Endymion are as unique as this story and love. Second-chances are my favorite so I was super excited, you add a little small-town and lots of thrill…and I’m in. The connection between the hero and heroine will have you gripping to every page, the way the author told this story really wow-ed me! I don’t want to give out too much but express how this story and these two made me feel, every chapter I wanted to read faster but also slow down so it does not end. Highly recommend this beautiful emotional and sweet story!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Standalone
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R E V I E W ➠ Far From Destined by Carrie Ann Ryan


(Promise Me #3)


Macon Brady remembers every moment he lay on the ground, a bullet in his chest, his life bleeding out with each pulse. Yet his nightmares aren’t the only thing keeping him up at night
Dakota Bristol left her ex with nothing but the clothes on her back and her child in her arms. She’s been hurt before and wants nothing to do with the shadows in Macon’s eyes. The problem? Her son loves him, and the more time she spends with the man, the more she’s afraid she’ll come to love him just as much
Danger always comes back to haunt those who run. It was a lesson Dakota learned before. Now, it might be the man she refuses to fall for who makes the greatest sacrifice of all.

RELEASE DATE: October 27, 2020

Not my first read by the author. Not my first read by the author, this is my first in the series and holy molly did I fall in love! I really loved this type of trope and it gripped me from the beginning. These two were meant to be and i loved them together through it all.

Dakota Bristol was beautiful to get to know, something about her really had me hooked from the start. She’s a Single-Mom Coffee Shop owner and a woman that just is liked. Macon Brady our hero is everything. Broken, sweet, funny, handsome and just exactly what Dakota never saw coming. These two had it set to friends only, they tried their hardest but something did form between them, but how to you make that turn into a relationship from two people who have a heavy past and a complicated life as it is. The journey to that is thrilling, fun, sweet, romantic and sexy!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Book 3 in Series
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R E V I E W ➠ Pass Interference by Shanna Swanson


(The Gods of the Gridiron #3)


The god of the seas, Poseidon , is known for unleashing the Kraken
Paxton Guthrie, aka Poseidon, is in the prime of his young life. He’s one of the best linebackers in the league and has a carefree attitude that rivals his chosen profession
When a charity date takes place and he’s the raffle prize for the lovely, diehard #52 fan and local historian, Rebecca Ryan, a promising night on the town ensues. But these two unsuspecting souls are in for the surprise of their lives after the media catches them red-handed in a compromising position
All bets are off as they must fake an impromptu engagement, deal with their angry friends and families, and “play house” while the Gladiators’ reputation hangs in the balance… along with the real possibility of a Super Bowl
But Poseidon never imagined he would find his Amphitrite before he was ready! And neither the sweet-spoken Irish lass nor the jealous god himself anticipated falling in love
Their characters aren’t the only things at stake here. Family ties are perhaps sturdier than anything the Greek gods can invoke. PASS INTERFERENCE must be run in this instance—even if it’s from the defense
Will Pax and Becca’s love be strong enough to withstand a raging ocean of mistrust or is the arrogance of the sea god enough to knock him off his pedestal on Mt. Olympus?

RELEASE DATE: October 23, 2020

Not my first read by the author and I have read all the books previously in this series!

This one was INTENSE! That said, I mean that in a goo way and also Shanna really just wowes you with her characters because there isn’t one that is badly written or expressed. Again, I fell in love with the hero and heroine equally along with the side characters. This intense and sweet book really took me by surprise, Just what I needed from this series. When a one date turns into a long fake engagement for the right cause, neither of them thought what would come out of it. We have the hero Paxton aka Poseidon who is living his best life, care-free of relationship and a playboy…and the heroine Rebecca who I really loved her because she was shy but sweet and cute and nerdy and of course so in love with this football player with the # 52. They truly jumped into this without even thinking of the outcome but what comes out of it is TRULY BEAUTIFUL! Fake it till you make it, right?!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Book 3 in Series
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Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑