She’s always existed in someone else’s shadow. Caroline never thought she was good enough, always believing that little voice in the back of her head. For the first time, Caroline is determined to ignore those feelings. She’s living for herself, loving her job as a vet, making a difference. Her simple and easy life is everything she could want, except for one thing… He’s never let anyone see beneath his carefully crafted façade. Kiernan has always been the life of the party. But he’s tired of no one expecting more from him than a good time. He’s ready for a purpose, to do some good in the world. From the moment he walks into Caroline’s clinic, she knows who he is. The high school crush who never had a clue she existed. His handsome face threatens to resurrect all her self-doubt. But that was the old her. When Caroline is threatened, she knows exactly whose doorstep to turn up on. Kiernan vows to protect her but, from the beginning, it’s more than a job. She is his purpose. He is her missing piece. But before they can discover everything they’ve been missing, a killer may take it all from them…
RELEASE DATE: October 20, 2020
Not my first read by the author and I have read all the other books in this series! This one somehow took it for me! There is something about a broken heroine and a hero that has it all but is just missing.
I can’t express enough how much I LOVED THE HEROINE in this. She was an equal amount of strong and vulnerable. Beautiful but doesn’t know it and very smart and SO SO SWEET. The hero you will love equally because he was swoony, sweet, fun and uber sexy! This is a not really second chance but the hero and heroine do know each other. Their meet cute was epic, there is this little puppy named Pepper Jack that is a little devil in disguise with big brown puppy eyes that the hero couldn’t resist. Yes, the heroine is a VET and the hero works at the SECURITY firm that is part of the series. Everything about this is appealing, from the beginning the fun and laughter to going through the pains with the heroine while her family sucker punches her verbally to the hero making her feel like the sexiest woman alive. There is danger, mystery, some best friend fun who is a romance photographer and YES the hero models and it’s the sexiest thing ever…I am pretty sure all of our dream jobs (you’ll see what I mean) That said this really took me from the start, kept me engaged and wowed me through the end!
Rating: 5 out of 5.
A MUST READ! Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 Triggers: NA Standalone/Series: Book 6 in Series Type: All Tags on top of this page! Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑
Mille They called me the pretty boy on and off the ice. Hockey’s most eligible bachelor When my teammate asked me to donate one date to his charity, I figured why not. Worst case, I’d spend the night with a fan. Best-case scenario, she would be hot. What I wasn’t expecting was for my dream girl to be the highest bidder For years, she brushed me off, and now, I finally had a chance to take her out and show her who I really was With only one shot at this, I really hoped I didn’t mess it up Layl At the top of my career, I was riding the wave of my sports talk show having the best rating on the radio I also made it a rule to never date any sports players It was my one rule, and I was sticking to it until I bid on the only man who gets under my skin All it takes is one touch, one night, one kiss, and only one chance.
RELEASE DATE: October 20, 2020
Not my first read by the author! I have read the first book in this series too and will say that I can’t wait for the next story, Manning.
I have mixed feelings over this story and I will try and be short because if I went fully in depth I’d give away the story but I just mixed feelings about the heroine. At times it was a little slow for me and dragged a bit. The characters, well the hero is a fun outgoing player type of hockey player and the heroine is she is wild and out there and upfront but something just I can’t explain it but something didn’t fit with me for them. They both have the biggest hearts and when you get the sweet of both of them, it’s really sweet and your heart will melt but the in between and actions, and occurrences…I don’t know it felt off that’s really the only way I can explain it. I loved it but at the same time was like hmmm…
That said, there is a lot of fun in this, a CRAZY AF GRANDMA that is wildly inappropriate in all the levels, 25K and flipping GOOGLE haha! I can’t say I didn’t have fun reading it, the ending really grabbed me and two epilogues so I WAS happy and really ended on the sweetest note…minus Manning!
Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
Romance: ♡♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥 Triggers: NA Standalone/Series: Book 2 in Series Type: All Tags on top of this page! Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑
Fresh out of Vet school, I married Pierce Aldridge. Gorgeous, sexy, and smart. He’s a philanthropist with a heart of gold, or so I thought After a while he became distant, self-centered, and callous. The man I married disappeared before my eyes. I should leave him, but I can’t do it just yet There’s one thing I need but I can’t have it if I divorce him. Just a few more months.. But my plans fall through when his father dies. The man was just as ruthless as his son Now I can either spend eighteen months with Pierce in his hometown playing the happy couple or I could avoid the ordeal entirely if I sign the divorce papers. But I would lose the one thing I’ve been wanting my whole life The more time that passes, the more I realize that maybe I’ve been wrong. Maybe the man I married is still there. The man I still love But is it too late?
RELEASE DATE: October 15, 2020
Not my first read by the author. This cover alone is what got me and then the blurb, I am a huge fan of enemy-to-lovers!
First of I want to say that I LOVED EVERYTHING about these two together. Leyla and Pierce are characters that gradually came together so to say but the road to, was fun, sweet, sexy and just plain entertaining. I didn’t know how to slow down reading because everything about them and the story line gripped me. I haven’t read many of Claudia’s books but this one took me back. I am looking forward to reading more and especially the next instalment.
Defying Our Forever is book three in The Baker’s Creek Billionaire Brothers and now I want to go back and read Book 1 and 2 which I will have to do. Glad I jumped into asking for a chance to review this. Thank you Claudia for my ARC!
Rating: 5 out of 5.
Romance: ♡♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥 Triggers: NA Standalone/Series: Book 3 in Series Type: All Tags on top of this page! Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑
A hotshot pilot and a Southern princess looking for a fresh start collide in the wilds of Alaska The first time I met Daphne involved three things: a cute skirt, a bear, and mud. Lots of mud Daphne is everything I don’t need, and she makes me crazy in all the wrong ways. This princess does not belong in the wilderness. Or, so I think. But then, thought is hard to come by around Daphne Between flying tourists all over Alaska’s skies, hotshot firefighting on the side, raising my sixteen year old sister who has enough attitude to run the world, and fending off demons from my days in the military, I don’t have time for women But time’s been laughing at me ever since Daphne showed up. I can’t get her out of my mind, and my control has fled the building. Oh, and I’m her boss One night, just one night, I let things go too far. Now, all bets are off.
RELEASE DATE: October 13, 2020
NEW to me author, I do have a couple books on my TBR from the author but this was the first time I dived in. The blurb is what caught my attention. I am so glad I gave this a shot. I fell in love with the author’s writing, characters and style.
This story caught me from the beginning. We have this super cute, put together, very proper heroine who is OUT IN THE WORLD if you will. She runs into the most handsome man alive, he just happens to be a pilot and owner of where she is staying for the month. This adventure really takes you for some fun, sweet and sexy rides. I really try and not to give out too much of the story line because honestly when I click with a book and enjoy it, I want my reader friends to dive in and experience the same. The story line really was smooth, actions was sexy, the sweet and swoony moments on point. Honestly, I will definitely be reading more form this author especially this series.
Rating: 5 out of 5.
Romance: ♡♡♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥 Triggers: NA Standalone/Series: Book 1 in Series Type: All Tags on top of this page! Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑
As a romance novelist, I’m facing my worst nightmare—writer’s block No matter what I write, I hit delete, knowing it’s not worth publishing. The future of my career rests on the success of this new book So, here I am, looking at Tumblr, desperate for inspiration, when I hear a thumping. Annoyed by the music blaring through the walls, I barge into the hall and bang on my neighbor’s door My very hot, very naughty neighbor, Jake Morreau Jake is romantic, charming, and the bane of my existence. I need to work, yet he refuses to let me When he greets me in the hallway, ideas of a sinfully hot hero come to mind When he takes me out on the town, the words flow as soon as I come home The more time I spend with this entertaining and quick-witted man, the more I’m able to write My neighbor is my muse, and before I know it, I slowly become the heroine of my own story, but I don’t know how to end it As I write the epilogue, I’m afraid our romance won’t pan out as I’ve written Jake Morreau is my hero. hen again, in my life, heroes don’t exist.
RELEASE DATE: September 23, 2020
Not my first read by the ladies. This one I was excited for because any time a neibgor fun romance is involved I’m always game.
This is exactly what it was, fun but not in a overly enemy-to type of fun. Lacey is a writer, a romance writer to be exact and well she is in a pinch. Her book about the youngest brother hero is not speaking to her. She is definitely experiencing writers block. But what’s the best part about her one of them actually is her personality, it’s just plain beautiful just like her. In comes Jake now Jake is a bold shameless and fun hero. There is just something to love about him, his outgoing-ness is not annoying or overbearing but more in a fun laid back sexy way! Truthfully you’ll fall in love with both characters equally! p.s. the hero is a deep down hopeless romantic.
I enjoyed both characters, the side characters, events, story line and the fun in reading because ti all felt so real and I was on the edge for theri first everything!
Rating: 5 out of 5.
Romance: ♡♡♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥 Triggers: NA Standalone/Series: Book 1 in Series Type: All Tags on top of this page! Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑
I’ve always been a control freak. But he makes me crave submission Working for a hotel heiress and social media influencer may not be my dream job, but at least it allows me time to do what I really love—take photographs. Pretty good for a wholesome farm girl from Kansas trying to make it in Boston. Life may not be easy working for a diva, but at least I know what to expect Until blue-collar billionaire Braden Black strides into the office. He’s beyond handsome and sexy, but also domineering with a definite hard edge. I’m not sure why he’s interested in me, but within a few weeks, he’s showing me a world I never knew existed He’s opened up a side of me I can only face in the dark, and it’s quickly becoming an obsession. How can I give up something this addictive—even if his secrets could ultimately destroy me?
RELEASE DATE: September 29, 2020
Not my first read by the author but sure has been a while since I have read her.
Braden and Kansas are polar opposite. I mean really opposite in everything but control. Where Braden is a alpha Kansas is a woman that thrives of control n her life. When these two come together it’s a heat explosion. They way they come together is that Kansas job as a assistant to a influencer, and Braden ends up commenting one something she has overlooked and it happened so fast from there. The moment Braden saw Kansas he just KNEW! What’s fascinating about this is the bedrooom, because both are in need of control and well let’s just say that it’s NOT what you expect.
That is all I am going to say because I rather not spoil it and this is something you want to experience. It was unexpected, sexy, emotional, real and let me just tell you about Braden…the hotness level is over the top. P.s. I had the privilege of receiving a beautiful package with the PAPERBACK ARC and I loved it!
Rating: 5 out of 5.
Romance: ♡♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥 Triggers: NA Standalone/Series: Book 1 in Series Type: All Tags on top of this page! Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑
With the enemy dead, my throne awaits my return. But the reason I’m still standing is being held captive by another foe. I’ll move heaven and hell to find her, but when I do, everything changes forever. Ella is broken, broken because of me. The only way to save her is to return to the ruthless leader I once was. A war has been waged, and to win, I need to kill every last traitor and rebuild my kingdom to make her feel safe once more. However, this war is like no other. And my enemy won’t stop until one of us is dead. But he doesn’t stand a chance. None of them do. I’m a bad man. And I’m okay with that. This is my world. My rules. I’m the goddamn king, and it’s time to adjust my crown.
RELEASE DATE: September 21, 2020
His kisses are nothing I’ve experienced before. He takes my breath away, but I’d happily expire because I can never get enough of him,
Not my first read by the author and I have read plenty to say that I love her works. Her Dark Romance way is on another level. That said I love you Monica but my god was the first 20% of this HARD for me to read. I won’t lie but I am kind of sick of Willow and Saint in all this and was hoping they’d fade away and not have to be involved especially her like she did. It truly to my bone made me sick, I’m sorry to have to say all this but it’s the truth and I absolutely hate anything related to the hero or heroine willingly and in front of one another be with other people, I know it’s a dark romance but I won’t lie when I was expecting less of that in this book so the first 20% was hard to swallow down and I had to take a break from reading for me to calm down. Maybe I invest too much in the characters but that type of stuff is a HUGE HUGE HUGE turn off for me. That was so not necessary in my mind. I’m going to need a hot minute to be able to continue but I pray that it doesn’t get bigger into THIS than it did.
Okay at 30% and I take it back what I saw was horrific but what happened to Ella in that bedroom, I think I actually threw up in my mouth, that was utterly disgusting. I don’t even know if I want to go on after this…I’m sorry after she realized her plan backfired I would have blown my cover or I don’t know tried harder but that THAT was fucking disgusting to read in all the levels, I felt bad for her but I was more disgusted!
Oh God Alek, you failed Ella so hard ;'( and poor Ella you plan backfired with life. *sad sigh*
This is not going to be a pretty review because I can”t emphasize enough how much I feel like this is just a 2 book continuance of All The Pretty Things because I was already annoyed with how much Saint and Willow were in part 1 and now this, this took it to another level. I get it I do but to be honest I was over Saint and Willow with their books and was okay to see them in Book 1 but did not expect them to be this much THIS MUCH in book 2 already, I roll my eyes every time he shows so much affection to Willow and that kiss, EW no I don’t care who you are but that was not necessary not was it in any way sad or accepted, to me that is. I am not a happy camper and only barely at 40% which sucks because I was really looking forward to the conclusion of ALEK & ELLA but what I got so far is I don’t know, I honestly don’t know. I jut can’t justify their love because I thought we were past that but keep coming back to it. I personally could not focus on Alek or Ella for the whole 40% of the book.
The worse part for me in all this is that right now at 56% I can’t form feelings for both of them, too much has happened and when i mean too much i mean A LOT and I just can’t how do I express it, I can;t feel the connection between Alek and Ella anymore…which to me makes it like i’m just reading words. That beginning really shook me and I am now here lost…as they seem to be. The boat situation was kind of slow going and I can’t get the romance feeling anymore which really sucks because I was SO LOOKING FORWARD to that here…all I feel right now if whiplash from the yacht situation.
Now getting loser to the end and I gotta say one thing I AM A EMOTIONAL READER I really invest myself into these characters that’s why my reviews are different, I tend to review as I read because of my emotions and this proves it. But I haven’t been disappointed in a while and it has noting to do with the author’s writing but the scenes, outcomes, characters…just plain was not ready for this and not in a good way. The scene on the yacht after the kids ordeal (you’ll see what I mean) really had me baffled due to the fact of what had just happened and on top of that what Ella told Alek and then the outcome to be what THEY DID, I honestly can’t say I felt the love, the compassion, the romance…nothing. It felt unreal to me just words and I hate it because the beginning really messed me up. The best part about this so far is that once they are THEM in a way I remind myself back to when they first met and their chase and their connection…some really trigger y moments in this and some personal ones, so that of course played a deal too. But I am going in to finish this and will be back with a last paragraph to conclude my review, sorry it’s so long I just WANT to feel it but can’t seem to get over it.
The last 25ish % were back to business, action, revenges, killing, blood shed, romance, darkness…it grabs you again or it grabbed me again, the plans the outcomes, it was all so familiar and I started to get the feeling again which of course was caused because of Alek and Ella of course. I did not see the outcome it was rather intense and definitely if you are not into bloodshed and the DARK it will be quiet a show. The fight for love may not have come easy or conventional to Alek and Ella but still breathtaking. To conclude it all now that I am so conflicted because the ending really got me really got me I even cried but the beginning messed me up so much, I am conflicted. I want you to know reading this review that this is with a heavy heart giving this a 4.5 stars but I am true to myself and to me this dark line crossed over a little too far for me at times. My opinions and feelings just expressing them, doesn’t mean it isn’t for you this is mere look into my feelings towards reading it from page one to end. P.s. there is no epilogue unless I missed it somehow, wish there was a little more of a conclusion unless we are also getting something additional.
Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
Romance: ♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥 Triggers: Death/killing, Blood, Hero/Heroine with other characters Standalone/Series: Part two of a Duo Type: All Tags on top of this page! Recommended: ☑
Don’t fall for your enemy…especially when he’s your new roommate. Dean Evans is the worst. Not only does the devil in disguise steal my pie on a regular basis, he also lives in the apartment right. Next. Door. I see him all the time. At the mailboxes. In the elevator. Every single morning. It’s exhausting because he’s exhausting. Now, after setting his apartment on fire, he’s my roommate…and he’s the worst at that too. I don’t know what possessed me to let him stay with me. Pity, perhaps? I do know that I won’t be falling for his charm. Or that panty-dropping smirk. His quick wit. That body he works so hard for. Nope. Not falling for any of it…least of all him. There might be a fine line between love and hate, but I know exactly where I stand.
RELEASE DATE: September 17, 2020
Not my first read by the author and not my last, I love Teagan’s books they are a unique brand of her town. This one was not far at all from the type of book you are expecting. Lot’s of banter lots of laughter, sweet moments thrown in and great amazing characters.
It can’t mean anything. I hate you.” “I don’t want it to mean anything because I hate you too.” Then, we’re kissing again.
Dean and River are neighbors as you would guess, but not just any kind the ‘i can’t stand you type’ where both parties hate each other but also think they are hot….but shhhh they wouldn’t want one another to know that now would they. I really enjoyed this back and forth equal hate banter but also loved the moment it all came together. There isn’t much to say without giving a lot of it away but know that you will not regret diving in, light read yes but full of sparks, spunk and romance and heart!
Rating: 5 out of 5.
Romance: ♡♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥 Triggers: NA Standalone/Series: Book 1 in Series Type: All Tags on top of this page! Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑
His touch is her sin. Her love is his salvation Charismatic. Confident. Powerful. Controlling A brilliant investor with a Midas touch, Devlin Saint turned a modest inherited fortune into billions, and now operates one of the world’s foremost international philanthropic organizations. He’s a man determined to help the underprivileged, to fight injustice, and to make the world a better place. And that, at least is true It’s not, however, the full truth Because Devlin Saint is a man with a dangerous secret. One he’ll do whatever it takes to protect. And when investigative reporter Ellie Holmes turns her attention to an unsolved murder, she finds herself caught in a web of intrigue and passion as Devlin draws her closer and closer. But as the intensity and sensuality of their relationship grows, so do Ellie’s suspicions. Until she is no longer certain if the heat between her and Devlin is real, or only a facade he constructed to hide his dark and twisted secrets.
RELEASE DATE: September 15, 2020
Not my first read by the author. She’s actually one of my first 5 author’s I read gosh many moons ago so to say I am very familiar with her writing is little to say. I am aware of her style and do enjoy both the suspense and BDSM kink style she does well.
I am not going to lie but this almost turned me off completely. It’s one thing for the heroine to have something with another random guy but just her being THAT type of woman, is a HUGE turn off for me. Sets the mood for me for the rest of the book and something I don’t look forward to because any ‘romantic’ relationship with the hero is tainted for me. Personal opinion so not saying someone doesn’t like that type of debacle at the beginning of the book. To say I was surprised it didn’t turn towards the ‘me cringing if they sleep with other people is an understatement. I was actually expecting it while the heroine is strong yes but to me at times overbearing, I mean fits perfect since she is an ex-cop turned reporter. But the heroine is definitely hard I will say that, stubborn and yet at the end of part one (YES THIS IS A CLIFFY) we see a very vulnerable side of her. The hero is two faced and no not in the way you’re thinking. I don’t want to give out anything since this is a mystery suspense Romance with a lot of Angst, i will say that. It’s catching and entertaining, I was a little put off at the beginning won’t lie, but throughout the book I was swept away from the suspense and mystery. Everything you think is ISN’T. p.s. the cliffy kind of was not a WOW to me, I went in forgetting it’s one and predicted the ending once I realized. Also we have to wait till January 2021 so like 4 years in reader world for part 2! Will be worth it because this book is a J. Kenner through and through!!
Rating: 5 out of 5.
Romance: ♡♡♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥 Triggers: NA Standalone/Series: Book 1 of Series Type: All Tags on top of this page! Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑
At first, my neighbor Deacon frustrated me. Sure, he was great-looking and friendly. But our walls were thin, and on occasion, he’d bring women to his place and keep me awake while he “entertained” them. As a single mother to an infant, I didn’t appreciate it. So, finally it was my turn. When my daughter wouldn’t stop wailing one night, Mr. Manwhore came knocking on my door. Miraculously, at the sound of his voice, Sunny stopped crying. And when he held her…she eventually fell asleep in his arms. Deacon was rough on the exterior, but apparently on the inside? Mr. Single-and-Ready-to-Mingle was a baby whisperer. After that night, we became friends. He’d go for coffee runs. Come over to chat. Normal friend stuff. But over time, our conversations ran deeper. We got closer. Until one night we crossed the line. Our friendship turned into a complicated mess. I’d gone and fallen for a guy who’d sworn off commitment and kids. I knew Deacon was starting to care for me too, even though Sunny and I didn’t fit into any plan he’d ever imagined for himself. He was wrong for me—so wrong that I’d dubbed him the “anti-boyfriend.” Then why did I wish more than anything that I could be the one woman to change him?
RELEASE DATE: August 31, 2020
Not my first read by the author and I have read every single one of her books. I was honored to receive a ARC and review this beauty. I will say that from the title and a couple reviews I read I was a little skeptical due to me having a ‘reading block’ issue when it comes to Hero’s that are man-whores or sleep with other people, there was one of two parts where I kind of read little faster and bypassed it because I really wanted to give this a full shot and thank gosh I did because once I went over that tiny bump this book BLEW ME AWAY! This single man who comes off as rough, player and everything that the heroine hated, has one of the biggest hearts and when he held her daughter Sunny and showed her part of his heart, mine grew ten times bigger for him! This Angsty-Single-Mom SLOW BURN was the right amount of all,
Carys and Deacon from the beginning were like water and oil, one a single mother trying to make it day by the the other a man-whore who’s “entertainment” was something she would have rather not ever heard. It went from player to the connection and friendship they form, I can’t explain it but I wanted them to just be together so bad and the slow burn was almost unbearable but perfect in the best ways. I -ave to say that this book is a MUST READ!
Rating: 5 out of 5.
A MUST READ! Romance: ♡♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥 Triggers: NA Standalone/Series: Standalone Type: All Tags on top of this page! Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑