R E V I E W ➠ Southern Storm by Natasha Madison




Buried secrets never stay hidden in the South.
Savannah
I’m the one who broke up the golden couple. The woman people still whisper about, point at, and give dirty looks to.
Did I sleep with the prom king? No. Did I sleep with the town’s golden boy on vacation from college? Yes.
Did I believe that he was going to marry me? Wholeheartedly.
Did he? Not even close. He got engaged right in front of me and then his father threw two hundred dollars at me and told me to take the trash out.
So, I raised my son in a town where people love him because they think that his father is the sheriff.
It was going great, everything was working out till my lie got out.
Beau
I was getting ready to take over the mayoral office from my father, who was my hero.
Until I heard the secret he hoped would stay buried forever.
My brother has a son, not just any son but a son with the woman who was my best friend.
The woman I secretly have loved from the moment she stood up to me and broke my nose in kindergarten.
I need to protect her and in order to do that, we need to get married.
Too bad her nightmare is my dream come true.

RELEASE DATE: May 19, 2020

Not my first read by the author and I have read every book in this series. Also Natasha happens to be one of my favorite author’s. I knew from Book #1 that if Savannah would to get a story how it would kind of go but I have mixed feeling about this one.

So I don’t know if this will ruin it fi you haven’t read book one but I hope you’re not starting with Book 3 since they are intertwined, so Savannah is from Book 1 where after watching Beau her love of her life (but he never knew) date around and be with other woman makes the biggest mistake of her life, and sleeps with his brother…his horrible POS brother LIAM. Anyways, what happens is that hero Jacob from book #1 who is the best friend of Beau, takes the responsibility on and say that it was his kid with Savannah. They lived with the lie for many years until at end of Book 2 the cat gets spilled out of the bag. Book 3 starts off with a bang and Beau finally finds out the truth and is livid. He hurts Savannah where honestly I think she deserved it, and more. I didn’t like Savannah from book 1 and having to come to term that this is her story i had mixed feelings. On one hand i wanted to like it but then I remembered she tore apart one brother’s relationship, and tore two best friends apart (for a while) it just rubbed me the wrong way. I couldn’t feel pitty for her in any sense. The ending mellowed me a little but not enough for me to really LOVE this book.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: N/A
Standalone/Series: Book #3
Type: All Tags on top of this page!
Recommended: ☑

R E V I E W ➠ Saddler’s Secret by Nicole Rodrigues



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Gwendolyn James
The Georgia peach that’s man hating on what was supposed to be her bachelorette weekend, is the perfect solution for me. When your soon to be wife is caught in a compromising position with one of your employees, what’s a man to do? Fire her, fire him and take that honeymoon to Aruba by yourself. Cue Gwenny and our broken hearts, using paradise to soothe the pain, on the most unforgettable weekend of my life. Turns out I couldn’t forget it even if I tried. What happens in Aruba doesn’t always stay in Aruba.
Elijah Saddler
The man I didn’t plan for. My “bachelorette weekend” was supposed to consist of me drinking away my sorrows, hating anything with a penis, but sometimes life doesn’t go according to plan. In walks suave and sexy and swept off my feet I go. Our hot weekend on the happiest island in the world left me a lifetime souvenir.
We come from two separate worlds but can we build a bridge, and make this new dynamic work, or are we doomed for it to burn to the ground?

RELEASE DATE: February 20, 2020

“Keep looking at me like that and I might take you up on that bathroom fuck,”

-Elijah

Not my first read by this author, and yes I have read all the previous books in this series! I am so happy to have the chance to read this early and get a glimpse of Elijah & Gwen’s story!! (BETA READING THIS) This is a story of a man who is lost after one of the worst things that can happen to a man. Starts of ‘real’ then hits you right away. Takes you far away into a beautiful place with two people who have the most amazing time in their life, just when everything seems to be falling apart, they found each other to keep whole.

I can’t say too much because ti will give out the whole book but I will say that there is a lot that’s going to happen and these same two people who once found each other, have to try and either find each other again or LIVE WITH letting one another go for the sake of a loved one. This has a lot of parts to it, it starts off with one way then turns into something sexy and beautiful…then it jumps a little ahead and then it’s a ride you won’t want to get off of! This book contains a lot of HEART!!

Rating: ★★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Type: Book #4 of Series
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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R E V I E W ➠ You’re The One by Layla Hagen



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Hot. Flirty. Romantic.
It all started as pretend…
My best friend, and one of the most powerful men in New York, needed my help.
Our first kiss was unexpected—but it still made my skin sizzle, my knees go weak.
The next one was in front of his tight-knit family. We had to be convincing. But it was so wicked hot, it almost convinced me too.
On our first night together, he told me that I had to keep us both in check, because he didn’t know how to keep the lines from blurring…
He touched me like I was precious, and held me close… barely stopping his fingers from pushing down the straps of my dress…
On our second night, our banter turned to flirting. Hunter—my best friend was now Hunter—the man. Intense. Alluring. Sexy as hell.
How was I supposed to not fall in love?

RELEASE DATE: February 4, 2020

“Know me so well, do you? What do you think I want?” “I think you want me to push and push until you have no choice but to give in.”

Not my first read by the author and this is stand-alone. I’ve read enough books by this author that I knew I’d enjoy it. This is a friends-to-lovers and an interesting one at that.

Hunter is a wealthy and successful man, a man that started from the bottom, a man that well hasn’t been paying attention to his work-visa. He has lived in the states since he was a baby but push forward many years and well, should have paid more attention because now he is in a pickle.
Josie is a successful lawyer who has always worked hard in her life. She is a woman that knows what she wants and speaks her mind, she is also the best friend of Hunter. These two, I have to say even at the beginning after the “arrangement” was accepted, lines were starting to blur, but neither one of them know of each other’s feelings. So naturally they both ignore it and move on as this was just another time together. It’s really sweet to watch them titter-totter around one another. Sadly one doesn’t believe in actual marriage while the other hopes to have it all, husband, house and 2.5 kids.

The only thing that bothered me was the climax. I wont lie but through out the whole build up, i had no indication something was coming until when it did, it just didn’t seem right for the action. i don’t want to give it away but it kind of brought me back a step, and i wasn’t a huge fan of the ending, that’s all I can say truthfully. Threw me off just a little.

Rating: ★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Type: Standalone
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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R E V I E W ➠ Boss Man Bridegroom by Meghan Quinn



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“Will you do me the greatest honor of all time and be my bridegroom?” she asks, hope in her eyes . . .
How did I get here? My assistant, bent on one knee, holding my hand, her expectant face waiting for an answer.
Just . . . how?
How did I go from being insulted by Charlee Cox to hiring her to be my assistant? How is it that she’s chaos in color – making me crazy and my life better at the same time?
I never thought I would be staring down at her bright blue eyes begging me to go along with this ridiculous scheme I suggested.
Yes, I suggested. Like the idiot I am, I thought hey, why not start an HR nightmare and have my assistant ask me to marry her?
Confused? Don’t worry, so am I.
But try to follow along, because this is how I became Boss Man Bridegroom.

RELEASE DATE: January 23, 2020

And I want to cup her jaw in my large hand, pass my mouth over her cheek, her eyes, her nose, and then settle on her lips where I’d finally steal a kiss from her, a kiss I’ve wanted ever since I hired her.

-Rath

Not my first read by the author. I have to say that this one was a on a whim for me meaning, I signed up because I love Meghan’s books and did not even read the blurb. I decided to then just go ahead and read it and mid-way i went back to read the blurb and I will say that even though I love her books, I am not 100% sure I would have signed up after reading the blurb not because it’s bad, heck no this is fantastic but because it didn’t seem like something I’d like reading. Most times the blurb and author determine my choice of requesting an ARC. That said, I was pleasantly surprised that I liked this very much. It was a light hearted, fun, sexy and sweet story!

Rath and Charlee were AMAZING CHARACTERS! Charlee at times was over the top but Rath kind of balances her out. This is an adventure for sure where marriage of convenience is played along with some sizzling and sweet scenes. Like I said earlier a lighter read for my taste, but still pretty decent.

Rating: 4.5★
Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Type: Standalone
Recommended: ☑
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R E V I E W ➠ Marriage On Madison Avenue by Lauren Layne



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Can guys and girls ever be just friends? According to Audrey Tate and Clarke West, absolutely. After all, they’ve been best friends since childhood without a single romantic entanglement. Clarke is the charming playboy Audrey can always count on, and he knows that the ever-loyal Audrey will never not play along with his strategy for dodging his matchmaking mother—announcing he’s already engaged…to Audrey.
But what starts out as a playful game between two best friends turns into something infinitely more complicated, as just-for-show kisses begin to stir up forbidden feelings. As the faux wedding date looms closer, Audrey and Clarke realize that they can never go back to the way things were, but deep down, do they really want to?

RELEASE DATE: January 28, 2020

“hush. look in love.”

Not my first read by the author and this author to me always writes BEAUTIFUL books, very sweet and perfect like. I also jumped the gun, as in this is my first book in the series which also happens to have been the end of a series. I won’t like but I liked this because I also got a little glimpse of the previous ones which are on my top tbr because I would love to get their story too.

Audrey Tate was very lovable to me, I could relate to her and feel every single emotion. After the tragic incident, I wasn’t sure how she would go on. She gets herself into a little but of a triangle because her best friend Clarke who needs to escape his mother’s meddling ways, so a little white lie won’t hurt anyone….right? What happens after is a lot of SOMETHING REAL, little by little the fine line starts to blur but after all she has been through and having known Clarke for all her life…can they step over onto the other side without losing everything they already have?

I received a paperback ARC and it felt great haha for some reason they always are a little more different to me. I was happy to have been able to read this and like I said I really want to read the previous 2 books to get their story as well, the ladies all sounds equally amazing!

Rating: ★★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Type: Book #3 of Series
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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R E V I E W ➠ Skye by Kelsie Rae


(Signature Sweethearts #8)

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Skye
Walking down the aisle toward my arch enemy wasn’t exactly what I was picturing when I planned out my dream wedding as a little kid. 
However, as I take in his chiseled jaw and sexy smirk, I remember why I agreed to this sham of a marriage.
It’s because I’m a glutton for punishment and love a good underdog story, and the more I get to know Liam, the more I can see that he’s exactly that.
The underdog.
I just hope I’m not wrong about him.

Liam
Marriage is a load of crap and my dad knows it, which is why he insisted I find a wife if I ever wanted to touch my inheritance.
Little does he know, I don’t have a problem getting my hands dirty in order to get what I want. And if I have to use my little brother’s nanny to prove it, I will.
Besides, the girl drives me insane. It’s not like we have anything in common other than our mutual disdain for each other.
This’ll be a walk in the park.
I hope. 

RELEASE DATE: January 13, 2019

Not my first read by the author and the previous one’s I have read I have liked very much so, this one was right up my FAV alley because I love a good enemy-to-lovers romance!!

Sky is a younger woman who is a nanny to an adorable little man, who’s father is a very wealthy and well known man. When one day they get home and a unknown vehicle is parked in the driveway, Skye hopes it’s not the asshole-playboy older brother Liam. Sadly, it was him. Things only heat up between them from then on.

When Skye loses her mind and agree’s to a FAKE MARRIAGE to Liam, she has no idea that his intentions are anything but good. Liam, always being a man who is misunderstood and not listened to and trapped under his father, he will do anything to be free of it all. Even if it means stepping over the “nanny” and his little brother. After all, all his life his father has pegged him for a loser and low life.

But, when his little lie turns into the biggest one yet…will he lose it all?

This story is fantastic because the heroine is strong, firm, smart-mouthed and gorgeous, she is still vulnerable enough to want to be needed. Liam may be a little shit and mean at times, deep down he has his reasons and doesn’t know any better because he’s been like that…always. You get bickering, sexy moments, sweet uber SWOON moments and heartfelt scenes. Would highly recommend this one!

Rating: ★★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Type: Book #8 of Series
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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R E V I E W ➠ Love Drunk by T.L. Smith



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One month, I fell for him.
Two, I was a goner.
Three, I was a daydreamer.
But by the fourth, it was a nightmare.
Everything came in beats.
Beat one—fantasy.
Beat two—admission.
Beat three—love.
But it’s the fourth beat that completely ruined me.
Beat.
Beat.
Beat.
With a shattered heart.
He was my nightmare.

RELEASE DATE: November 5, 2019

I’m love-drunk on him, and I’m afraid I will never get sober.

-Everly

Not my first read by author, although I haven’t read a lot by this author, enough to make me want to stay if that makes sense. I do have one book of her’s that’s on my TOP 2019 MUST READ list. That said, this is a DARK ROMANCE which I do read and really love, to an extend. This unfortunately went past that extend and sadly it was A LOT of dark for me, went over that line…for me that is. Maybe this is how DARK romance is supposed to work but I got to 84% and just, it stopped for me. I don’t know how to word this without it sounding really mean because it’s not, I just…it’s not my type of Dark-ER Romance taste! I am always hones tin my review’s and so this is what you’ll always get. Good OR bad! Also that’s how this review should be looked at

This is a story revolving mainly around the heroine, it is in her POV only but the end. It’s a power, wealth and Mob related dark romance. Everly is a young woman who is pretty happy, she has her life together and might even be able to be fully free of her father and family life. So she thought. When she meets a dark man because her best friends dares her to go talk to him, things really heat up. It’s romantic in a alpha dark sense, and I enjoyed it in the beginning. But nothing is as she thinks, her life…she has been living in her own little world unaware of her family’s work. This is where I don’t know how to continue with reviewing because it does go into rather dark-ER scenes that I didn’t even know would be my triggers. I had to stop at 84% take a breath and managed to finish Book #1 but it was really hard to. This is why: the romance for me STOPPED all together, it shifted into more hate, not in the sexy alpha type just hate between the hero and heroine. That’s one trigger, the other is Forced Sex (even if the heroine mildly enjoyed it in the first place) it went too far for me, at once points the heroine was not enjoying it. This is not to be confused with Hate Sex or Angry Sex. He does put marks on her, there is blood involved and just too dark for me. Writing about it makes me cringe because it’s not my cup of tea. So those are the trigger’s for anyone who also has them. I really appreciate my ARC from the author and will continue reading her contemporary lighter books.

The TWIST in the end is what also got me, intense but there is a huge twist for sure!

Rating: 3 1/2★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Type: Book #1 of Duo
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R E V I E W ➠ Neutral Grounds by Jiffy Kate



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First comes marriage, then comes…love? Divorce? Let’s pretend this never happened …
They say opposites attract and that couldn’t be truer when it comes to CeCe and Shep. But what happens when the two most anti-marriage people in the French Quarter start enjoying the act?
CeCe
I never planned on getting married. After my dad deserted my family the day before my tenth birthday, and I watched my mother fall to pieces over him, I decided it wasn’t worth the heartache. Then Shepard Rhys-Jones, who ghosted me two years ago, declares he needs to marry someone to claim his inheritance, and I drunkenly offer myself up as his wife.
He was the best I’ve ever had and now, he’s all mine… but only for the next year.
Shep
I never planned on getting married. It was one business transaction I had no desire to close. Yet, here I am… sitting in a bar in New Orleans… seriously considering making CeCe Calhoun my wife. If we can manage to stay married for a year, I’ll be one hundred million dollars richer and finally have the freedom to forge my own path, separate from the Rhys-Jones name.
She’s the only woman I’ve struggled to forget, and she’s finally mine. For now.
Is it possible for this fake marriage to be real?

RELEASE DATE: October 10, 2019

…my silly, sexy, shep.

-Cece

Not my first read by author, the ladies were NEW to me and I read one book and BAM I was hooked!! I also have read COME AGAIN which you get a little taste of Cece & Shep! I would recommend reading WATCH & SEE, BLUE BAYOU and COME AGAIN…but this can be read as stand-alone.

Now Shep, I want to talk about him first…he is not your normal hero…yes he is handsome, sexy and rich..coming from a gold spoon if you will but his own man and a good one at that. But he is not the type to sugar-coat, is honest and upfront. Cece, she is to me basically a woman who doesn’t take shit, lives her life and a rough one at that, always worked for everything. She doesn’t believe in marriage, love, kids…all of that. They both actually would never be the people to marry UNTIL one celebration where alcohol was a factor but also honesty. What happens? Well, the two most unlikely people END UP MARRIED!

Not your typical marriage either, they both have an understanding but can you really outrun fate? It was a unique IN A GOOD WAY type of marriage of convenience romance for me. They both are so independent and strong, Cece my heart goes out to her, she always seems to have to have a plan in life to feel in control and Shep well he is a businessman and always needs to fix it, make it happen…two strong wills come together in an explosive book!!

The ladies do not disappoint again, Shep and Cece are exactly what I had expected!

A MUST READ!
Rating: ★★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Type: Book Standalone
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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R E V I E W ➠ Wylde Fire by Sarah Robinson



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Sam Wylde is ready to prove he’s more than just the privileged son of a wealthy Southern dynasty.
Wyldefire Whiskey is poised to take Nashville by storm—and with any luck, overshadow the scandal of his cheating ex-girlfriend marrying his brother. The only problem? This gruff country boy has no idea how to throw a launch party that will get people talking.
The answer to everything might just be Holly Glen.
A party wrapped up in one tiny woman, Holly is tattooed, tempting, and exactly the event planner Sam needs to liven up his brand—and his life. He can give her what she needs, too.
All it will take is a ring on her finger.
Falling in real love with his fake wife was not part of the plan—but one shot of Holly isn’t going to be enough.

He needed to kiss her. Every part of his whiskey-filled brain begged for it, and yet, something kept him from moving farther.

-Sam

STEVE

“You’re quite convincing.” Sam chuckled. “It’s a gift.”
“Your tongue certainly is.” Holly winked.

Not my first read by author & heck the blurb alone caught my eye and then you have that sexy cover too!

What an interesting BOOM to this book. Starts off with the best meet between Holly and Sam that leads to an amazing opportunity for Holly which leads to the craziest yet most efficient by Sam. This really kicks of with a bang and continues on through out the story. Holly has had a crush on Sam since high school and Sam is trying to figure out if he’s truly over the fact that his brother and ex-girlfriend are getting married….so all the crazy ideas come out. From the both of them.

Characters
Sam: tall dark and handsome, hard worker, cowboy, sex in a suit, very smart and bossy.
Holly: quirky in the best ways, bold, smart, fun and gorgeous!

This is rather a fast pace happening, in a good way that is. Sam and Holly kind of play around with one another but don’t deny their feelings, questions yet but deny, noooo that’s why the sexy scenes are sizzling steamy! But old wounds never really heel and when an incident re-opens that for Sam, will he be able to look past the hurt and realize what REALLY happened?

This is definitely a fun and exciting read, something new-ish for me and I rather enjoyed it very much. The way the hero and heroine were, their chemistry off the charts and behavior to one another, loved it!! The hero is an interesting one because he is a little country with all the sexiness from it and very much a sexy suit as well, great combo if you ask me! Will look forward to more from author and this series!

Rating: 4.5★
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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R E V I E W ➠ You Can Have Manhattan by P. Dangelico



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You are cordially invited to the worst wedding of the century.
Sydney Evans is no stranger to hard work. It’s the one constant in her life. And with no family or friends to speak of it’s been easy to pour everything she has into her career as general counsel for Blackstone Holdings.
She wants for nothing. Until her boss offers her a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. All she has to do in return is marry his good-for-nothing son.
Scott Blackstone used be a party whore. Pardon, party animal. He hasn’t been that guy in a long time though. Not since he moved to Wyoming, bought a failing cattle ranch, and turned it into a profitable business.
All is good. Until a phone call from his father threatens the quiet, simple life he’s built. Marry or lose everything. And to a woman who can’t stand him, no less. Well, Scott is not going down without a fight. He’s never going back to Manhattan. Not if he can help it.

RELEASE DATE: September 10, 2019

I had a feeling I’d be dreaming about cowboys tonight.

-Sydney

How hard could this be? What were three years in the grand scheme of things? Nothing.

-Sydney

Not my first ride with the author, to be honest I have read every single of her books, every time it comes out I AM ALL ABOUT IT!! So far, she is becoming one of my favorite new to me authors!

Sydney had a normal day. work work work oh and some more work. keeping busy as she has a very important role in the company. when Franklin her boss also the owner calls her in his office, shit goes from 0 to 60 real fast. she is dealt some terrible news and that wasn’t even the worst part of it either.

Fine, she was a grown woman who may not have had the best teenage-hood and was not accepting that work is going to be her real marriage, so what’s to marry Scott the party-whore and get what she always would have dreamed off along with making Franklin happy. Well she was singing a different tune when she was standing at the alter in Vegas and not only was Scott late but showed up plastered drunk. To think she had hopes even slightly that he was a changed man.

FROM THE BOOK:
“A worthy white lie. What’s few more for the greater good?”

-Scott

CHARACTERS
Sydney: mid 20s, tall, beautiful and restricted. She aches for love but has her GAME FACE on for so long in her life that no one has even tried to break through. She has always worked hard all her life, her upbringings were worse than imagined but she made it on her own. And no one will stop her, not even the over-barring-asshole-sexy-cowboy SCOTT!
Scott: Has always had an easy life, Late 30’s, Ladies man, gorgeous I MEAN GORGEOUS, arrogant, confident, changed man and a hard worker! Even if he was given a reputation he caused in his early years, Scott is a changed man, doing something he loves and cherishes. But no one really knows that, he is still portrayed as the man-whore party asshole. He sure met his match!! And that forsaken CABIN haha as Sydney said: ‘Cabin fever is a real thing.’

This book gave me ALL. THE. FEELS. Stop in your tracks keep reading faster but also.slower because you don’t want it to end. Everything was perfect about it, the characters, side characters, story line, transition and words. There was enough of everything what you wanted, few times I even shed a tear…but i felt every single word. This is one of those ‘the feeling I chase when I read’ THIS HAS IT!! You’ll fall in love with every twist and turn, when you think you know the outcome,.you won’t. Get ready because the author did the enemy-to-lovers romance, justice!! RE-READ WORTH FOR SURE!!

On my TOP 2019 MUST READ list!
Rating: ★★★★★
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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