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




Buried secrets never stay hidden in the South.
Emily
I fell in love with him when I was fourteen. Under the stars, he told me he loved me, and under the stars we promised to love each other always. But under the stars, he broke my heart by walking away.
He left me without a second glance. I was just an afterthought.
Now he’s back, but this time, I’m not falling for his Southern charm.
Maybe.
It’s time I get my happily ever after, even if part of me wishes he was still mine.
Ethan
I found out on my twenty-first birthday that everything I thought I knew was a lie, and the man I had grown up thinking was my father wasn’t.
The pain I felt blinded me, making it impossible to hear what anyone said.
I left them all behind, including her, my best friend and the woman I was going to marry.
Five years later, I’m back, only to find the woman I still love has another man’s ring on her finger.
She’s going to marry my best friend unless I stop her. And this time, I only have until sunrise to change her mind.

RELEASE DATE: July 7, 2020

Not my first read by the author and not my last. I have read almost every singe book by her and of course have read the other books in this series!

Okay, okay, okay…what just happened? I started reading this around 8pm and its almost 1am i am now finished and I’m…I have just cried on and off for hours. Have your tissue handy because this ones a heart-breaker. So by now we all know this is the love story of Ethan who is Savannah’s son, i feel like by this point you probably don’t want to start the series with this book so we all know who he is. I want sure what to expect to be honest, then i thought i knew what to expect then i was broken into pieces, felt every single word and cried right along. Sometimes trying to find yourself or who you are comes at a cost, and Ethan paid BIG! Emily, beautiful Emily… forever will love her, i felt every single break of hers, every year gone by alone, gah just so tragic but beautiful. 


If you want angst mixed with heartbreak, throw in some curves on the road AND then have it all try and find the same path… this is for you. I am so glad Ethan and Emily got their story, probably a critical and important one at that.  not the end but I’m throwing this into my “when I’m feeling sad’ pile so i can extra FEEL it when i re-read!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

TOP 2020 MUST READ!
Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: #4 of Series
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Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑

R E V I E W ➠ Love and Neckties by Lacey Black




For Samuel Grayson, everything is black or white. As a funeral director, there’s no room for in-between. He’s accustomed to dealing with life and death, though he’s definitely more comfortable with the latter. Especially when it comes to a chaotic, petite, feisty ball of energy. Freedom Rayne. Samuel’s pretty sure her goal is to make his life hell, or so it appears. When Samuel boards a flight to Las Vegas for his sister’s wedding, the last thing he expects is to share it with the one woman who drives him crazy.
Freedom is eccentric and completely content with it. Floating around from job to job, she finds peace and tranquility in everything she does, including tormenting poor, uptight Samuel Grayson. When she finds herself on the same flight as him for her best friend’s wedding, she sees this as the perfect opportunity to get under his skin, something she tries to do every chance she gets. The problem is the more time she spends with him, the more she likes him.
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, right? Not for Samuel and Freedom. Will they be able to forget about their trip when they return to Rockland Falls? What if one mistake turns out to be the best thing ever?

RELEASE DATE: June 23, 2020

Not my first time reading the author, but I have only read a handful of her books. I wanted to read this one because the blurb really caught my eye and the cover is gorgeous of course. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this read.

Samuel ‘Sammy’ Grayson the hero was an INTERESTING hero, for one his profession was not your usual, he is a funeral director that really loves his job and is set in his ways. So “that” type of person. It was so much fun to watch the heroine Freedom who is a bubbly, live life to fullest and fun person bring this man out of his shell. It has lot’s of laughter, fun, interesting events so to say, and so much ROMANCE! I absolutely fell in love with the story line then the characters, their plane ride, the laughter, the kisses…I don’t know but I really enjoyed this read! Glad I gave it a shot!

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Book 4 in Series
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Recommended: ☑

R E V I E W ➠ Power Surge by Kennedy L. Mitchell




Now what?
Everything has changed, and not for the better. The not-so-perfect life I had as VP is gone, along with the team that’s been by my side each step of my political journey. Every move I make, every breath and thought, now affects millions, and the weight wears me down without Trey as a welcomed distraction.
They tell me war is coming, and I’m the one who has to stop it. But how is the question no one can answer. Past enemies lurk in the shadows while new ones hide in plain sight, stalking, watching, and waiting for the right moment to take me out. I need Trey back. I need them all by my side and ready to fight for me.
Can I undo the mess that my predecessor left in his wake, or will I break under the burden to save the world?
No pressure, right?

RELEASE DATE: June 22, 2020

Not my first read by the author and I LOVE me some Kenndy books. I also have read the previous 3 books in this series and am very anxious for book #5 the conclusion because this one took me by surprise!

What I want ot say so far is that yes each book is based on the same hero and heroine but you get so much action and the ride along with it…will have you wanting more. This is a political romance, so the only disclaimer I had so far was the romance part that exists but me being a die hard romance lover I always crave a lot…which the author did give me in book 3 I’ll never forget that and absolutely LOVED it…that said I also loved the beginning and in between…this book starts off with a BANG and I wasn’t sure where it was going to go, in which all I never know it’s more a TAKES YOU BY SURPRISE type of books..the good kind of surprise. I don’t want to give out too much because this is a you SHOULD READ FROM BOOK 1 type of read because well you want that build of relationship between the hero and heroine. This one is a little less romance and a lot of action, it has some beautiful romantic moments that will have you swoon right out of your panties! These two are a magnet for one another, when life throws them every curve possible, they not only maneuver it but also always end up at the same path. Just plain beautiful the hero and heroine’s relationship, the events…BE PREPARED!

I am SUPER READY FOR BOOK #5 the conclusion!!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Book #4 of 5 books!
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Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑

R E V I E W ➠ Knocking Boots by Willow Winters




A drunken bet that led to a fake relationship? My naive little heart still hoped it would last…
We were never meant to be together.
He’s a bartender with noncommittal tendencies.
I’m looking for … the opposite. Commitment. Period.
But drinks and a bet led to something it shouldn’t have: a fake relationship. Worse, a first date, a first kiss… and then more.
He’s addictive and I can’t bring myself to accept the reality.
That it’s all a lie and I’m fooling myself by thinking he could want more. That I could change him.
He’s mine for as long as I keep on pretending like this is just for fun.
As if I don’t want more…
Like when he whispers my name, I pretend it doesn’t make my heart flip.
Like when he holds me at night, I pretend I don’t want to lay in his bed every night.
It’s just a bet; just a lie . . . until it isn’t.

RELEASE DATE: June 15, 2020

Not my first read by the author, and I was excited for this…it’s a little different for me and I love the new cover! It was for sure a easy, super sweet and just beautiful read.I wasn’t sure what to expect and this kind of just flowed!

I loved both Grace and Charlie, their soul and heart is something to strive for. I couldn’t find any fault in them, yes they had pasts but together they were just so at ease and the love and passion. This author really knows how to throw in some steamy moments to make even someone like me blush, I loved every minute of it. I really don’t want to say too much, this is one of those books to just dive into and enjoy!

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

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

R E V I E W ➠ Forever Only Once by Carrie Ann Ryan




Hazel Noble has survived horrors she wouldn’t inflict on her worst enemy. Since then, she’s healed, found herself, and connected with a group of women she’s proud to call her friends. However, when they make a pact to start looking for love, Hazel finds herself not only up first but also forced to face a past she thought she’d escaped.
Cross Brady has no need for a relationship. As the oldest of five, he’s always been the one his family can rely on. Now, all he wants is to work in peace and live his life. His priorities shift dramatically, though, when Cross finds himself in Hazel’s path.
Though the two initially fight their connection, they soon learn that it’s safer to fall for each other than keep running from what’s holding them back—not to mention, who wants them dead.

RELEASE DATE: June 23, 2020

Not my first read by the author and I have read almost all of the contemporary ones, so this NEW series was a surprised and exciting welcome. I mean I couldn’t fall in love harder with both hero and heroine if I wanted to! Just plain loved it ALL!

This is a story of two human that HAD meet-cute but refused to see it. The heroine is a woman that has escaped but still living in fear. The hero is a man who seems to have it all but is still missing something. When these two come together accidentally, it’s the most beautiful way they are together. Cross is the sweetest hero, he is patient, kind, sweet, sexy and alpha. I loved them together, even in the not so good times…it was great. This will pull you into the real version as I call it, basically it feels more real because of the feelings and actions from the hero and heroine. I love that they both were so vulnerable to new and to one another that their honestly to each other is kind of what made them work. Definitely recommend this beginning to a new series!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: Abuse (prior not current)
Standalone/Series: Book #1 Series
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Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑

R E V I E W ➠ The Player Next Door by K.A. Tucker




Scarlet Reed has returned to Polson Falls, convinced that twelve years away is long enough to shed her humiliating childhood identity as the town harlot’s daughter. With a teaching job secured and an adorable fixer-upper to call home, things in her life are finally looking up.
That is, until she finds out that Shane Beckett lives next door.
Shane Beckett, the handsome and charismatic high school star quarterback who smashed her heart. The lying, cheating player who was supposed to be long gone, living the pro football dream and fooling women into thinking he’s Prince Charming. Shane Beckett, who is as attractive as ever and flashing his dimples at her as if he has done no wrong.
Scarlet makes it abundantly clear that old wounds have not been forgotten. Neighbors they may be, but friends they most certainly are not. She won’t allow herself to fall for the single father and firefighter again, no matter how many apologies he offers, how many times he rushes to her aid, or how hard he makes her heart pound.
But as she spends more time with him, she begins to fear that maybe she’s wrong. Maybe Shane has changed.
And maybe this time she’s the one playing herself—out of a chance at true happiness. 

RELEASE DATE: June 16, 2020

This is a new to me author and what caught my eye was the blurb, something i was excited to read. that said, it being a new to me, I wasn’t sure of the style of writing…it’s always works out or not when it’s a new author and can’t blame anyone when a reader can’t connect with anything regarding the book. Unfortunately i was not able to fully connect with the heroine and hero himself. It came down to the style of writing and over all characters for me. Nothing in particular just the overall. Now that said, the plot was great, little predictable but teacher romances can happen like that.  It’s a second chance, little enemy to then friends to lovers, single dad, forbidden relationship. The hero and heroine dated for a summer in HS, after having her heart straight up broken she moves away in hopes of better and for 12 years she did. i forgot to mention that heroines mother was a harlot. It’s complicated. 
the hero kind of reminds me of the everyday jock that has it all, grown up but still tendencies and actions of a young adult type. Just could not connect with them and some of their actions. the story line definitely knew what was coming for most of the book, transitions were smooth. I’ve wanted to read this author for a while now and glad i gave it a chance. 

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: N/A
Standalone/Series: Standalone
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Recommended: ☑

R E V I E W ➠ A Little Bit Wicked by Melissa Foster




What do a cocky biker and a businesswoman who has sworn off dating bad boys have in common? According to Chloe Mallery, not much.
Justin came into the Wicked family after a harsh upbringing by a thieving father. He’s gone through a lot to become a true Wicked, and he’s made them proud. Now he’s ready to show the woman he loves exactly what type of man he is. But Chloe has worked hard to move past her difficult upbringing, and she’s wary of getting involved with a man who looks like he’s walked right out of it. When tragedy strikes, will their trying pasts draw them together, or will Justin’s protective nature be too much for Chloe’s independent heart to accept?

RELEASE DATE: June 17, 2020

Justin, she said apologetically. “You know I swore off dating bad boys a long time ago.”
“That’s what you keep saying, but you have no idea how good bad can be.”

…It was her favorite country song. She couldn’t believe her ears. “Justin…?”

Not my first read by the author and not my last, MF is actually one of my top 5 favorite author’s and also one of my very first reads…so if you asked me how many books I’ve read by her…my answer would be ALL! This was an exciting NEW something from MF!

This is a TRUE LOVE story, paved with lot’s of obstacles and barriers and two opposite VERY opposite people who fit each other in every way possible. We have Justin the hero who is very manly but the biggest heart and the sweetest but in just a alpha and sexy way. Their flirting at the beginning and catching each other, IN LOVE with the process. This is slow burn but a very fun one! Both hero and heroine come from a troubling and broken pasts but I have to be honest the way they both come together isn’t just beautiful but inspiring and sweet and sexy and sensual. Like I said you will fall in love with JUSTIN continuesly through out the book!

In here you will get fun, laughter, sweetness, love and passion…the kind of passion in all aspects (family, relationship and actions). Truly an amazing start to a new series. Can’t wait for more!!

TOP 2020 MUST READ!
Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: N/A
Standalone/Series: Book #1 in Series
Type: All Tags on top of this page!
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑

R E V I E W ➠ The Change Up by Meghan Quinn




BREAKING NEWS: The Bad Boy of Baseball, Maddox Paige, is totally and utterly whipped.
Okay, that might not be the headlines in the newspaper this morning, but it’s the reality of my current situation.
It all started a month ago when I received a call from my best friend, Kinsley. She got a new job in Chicago and needed a place to stay. I’ve known the girl since I was five, what harm would it be to have her stay at my place for a while?
Ha! Total disaster.
Now instead of going out every night with my teammates, I’m couch surfing and sketching endless photos of my best friend . . . but that’s the least of my concerns.
The disaster, you ask? I’m rapidly falling head over cleats in love with my best friend, my roommate, and my number one fan.
And she has no idea . . . 

RELEASE DATE: June 11, 2020

Not my first read by the author and I have read most of her books!! I was excited about this one because a mix of Meghan’s writing and rom-com…such a huge sucker for good rom-com’s and this one took the cake for sure!!

Maddox Paige is not what I expected, yes he looks like the bad boy, sleeping with a new girl every night type of man who has it all but he has the BIGGEST heart and when he is sweet, boy will your tooth hurt! I loved LOVED Maddox with Kinsley *sigh* and *swoon* their friendship is beautiful. Kinsley is the type of woman that will bat for you no matter what, she is loyal to the core and that’s why there wasn’t a single thing I did not like about her, all her actions are pure. Maddox’s past is heartbreaking, but Kindley really is there for him in all the ways possible. When their lines are blurred, things heat up and that slow burn will burn very bright! Like I said one of my favorite rom-com’s and hero’s!

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 ☑

R E V I E W ➠ Make Me Yours: Top Shelf Romance #4




Top Shelf Romance represents the best of the best in romance. There are no cliffhangers. These are simply must-read novels for readers looking for the best in happily ever afters.
Make Me Yours is a collection of four best-selling novels including:
The Birthday List by Denvey Perry
The Player & The Catch by K Bromberg
In Peace Lies Havoc by Amo Jones
Enshrine by Chelle Bliss 

RELEASE DATE: June 09, 2020

I have read three out of the 4 author’s featured. One of them is a new to me author so I was not fully informed into the story(s) but I rather enjoyed it.

K. Bromberg: First off this is a cliffy and I still loved it equally, anything by K. Bromberg is a must read! Easton Wylder is the hero and Scout the heroine, their fair share of fun in this was a MUST READ!
Devney Perry: This was a very beautiful and heartfelt read, just as all my reads from the author are. I enjoyed every scene!!
Amo Jones: New to me author and books so I was kind of going on blind. I was blown away at how much I liked this!!
Chelle Bliss: I have read thi author before but it was been a very long time. Forgot how much heart and pain this author brings out.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: N/A
Standalone/Series: 4 Standalone’s
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Recommended: ☑

R E V I E W ➠ Cheesy On The Eyes by Teagan Hunter




Dating is hard. Dating in a small town? Impossible.
Leave it to my little brother to come back home announcing he knocked up his fiancée and the wedding has been moved…to next month.
When he tries to set me up with one of his football buddies, I tell him I’ll be bringing my own plus-one.
Only problem? I’m hopelessly single.
Enter Sullivan Scott, AKA my hero.
We strike a deal: he’ll pretend to be my boyfriend, and I’ll use my mechanic skills to help him fix his boat. That’s it. No funny business, and definitely no feelings involved.
Sully’s quiet and reserved, and I’ve been told I’m too much to handle on a good day. We’re opposites, and neither of us is looking for anything serious.
I’m certain we can keep this strictly platonic… 

RELEASE DATE: June 4, 2020

Not my first read by the author and I have pretty much read every book of hers including all the ones in this series. And let’s just say I’ve been waiting for Sullivan’s story so hard! Best meet ever haha already loved this from the get go. Teagan has a talent for ROM-COM’s that have enough of everything else including romance that you will love it from the first chapter!

These two are opposite yet very alike. The heroine is a tom-boy that isn’t looking for a relationship and the hero is a easy-going smooth sexy man that isn’t looking for anything either. They were brought together by an incident and here they are living the lie that keeps getting bigger and bigger. Only when the lie get’s blurred for the both of them, they think they can keep it in check…but things never work out how you want them too.

I really loved these two together. The hero kind of fit so well with the heroine and her quirky ways. And I will not get yout oo excited about the sexy scenes because OH. MY. GOD. yes!! Another fantastic read!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: N/A
Standalone/Series: Series book #5
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Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑