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



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Buried secrets never stay hidden in the South.
Kallie
I fell in love with him when I was seven. I scraped my knee, and he helped carry me inside.
Our love story was the talk of the town until a woman told everyone she was pregnant with his baby. The only rational solution was to high tail it out of town and never come back.
My best friend needed a place to hide, and you can’t get much more covert than my family farm, so I came back. For her. It was supposed to be temporary, and I wasn’t supposed to see him, but that’s what happens when you live in a small town where everyone knows each other.
Jacob
Being the sheriff in a small town was never my dream. My father died and my older brother took off, so I had to be the one to look after my mother. I stayed. I fulfilled my duties as a son and I protected my hometown.
My life wasn’t perfect, but I was content. Until I locked eyes with a ghost from my past, Kallie. I thought it was my imagination, it couldn’t be. I loved her most of my life, but now I hated her.
The town gossip mill was going into overdrive. I kept my head down and my mind off of the woman who shattered my heart when she ran away. She didn’t give me a chance to explain, it didn’t matter to her then. I didn’t matter.
A second chance is never promised, but now that mine is right under my nose, I’m not sure I can take it.

RELEASE DATE: March 17, 2020

“I feel like I’m dreaming,” I say, “and I’m afraid I’m going to wake.”

-kALLIE

Not my firs read by the author, she is one of my favorites & I was excited for this new series! And boy was I excited…I wasn’t sure what to expect going in and Natasha does not disappoint!

This is a story of a second-chance romance that is do in depth, you’re not going to be able to figure out which emotion to have first. The hero is a boy turned man that only wanted to do the right thing, the selfless thing…to which he did, only at what price! The heroine is a girl turned woman that knows not to be close but also fearing that if she doesn’t lay it to rest, she will never be able to be free. It’s a beautiful and fast pace at times love story that will pull at your heartstrings! I am looking forward to more in this series so much!!

A MUST READ!
Rating: ★★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Type: Book #1 of Series
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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SOUTHERN COMFORT
Buried secrets never stay hidden in the South.

Olivia
When you find out that your fiancé is arrested for swindling over ten million dollars from his clients, you do what any sane woman would do. You escape reality and go undercover, trading in your city-girl Louboutins for country-pumpkin cowboy boots.

It wasn’t a forever change—it was temporary. I only had to stay here until things back home got straightened out, or so I thought.

Casey

I was riding horses before I was walking, or at least that was what they told me. I always knew I would take over the family farm. It’s in my blood.

Country boy at heart, the minute I saw her dragging her luggage up the gravel driveway I knew she was out of my league.

I shouldn’t have started anything with her, because I knew she was just passing through.

COMING APRIL 14, 2020

R E V I E W ➠ All I Ask by Corinne Michaels



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Teagan Berkley is trying her best. A single mom raising a precocious teen, she may have given up on her dreams, but she’s accepted her life in her small beachside hometown. Now the one person who abandoned her when she needed him the most has returned, bringing back memories of what might have been.
Derek Hartz arrives in town with a teenage daughter – and he’s full of guilt over his failed marriage and the way he ended his friendship with Teagan. He’s determined to set things right with her, but first he needs to gain her trust. Something he’s not convinced he deserves.
As Teagan and Derek open up to each other-and confess their deepest secrets-it’s impossible for them to deny what’s always been between them. But just when their happily ever after is within reach, their complicated history surfaces again and threatens to keep them apart. Forever.

RELEASE DATE: March 17, 2020

Not my first read by the author, she happens to be one of my favorites!! That said I was super excited to read this book, from the BLURB alone!! Glad I had the chance to! Corinne writes beautiful words!

This broke my heart and slowly mended it together. Second-Chance Tear Jerkers are one of my favorites and this one was on point! Talk about feeling and emotions! Teagan and Derek are two souls that through they had time, until that time turned into 13 years later. When they are both back in the small town after many years…seems that old feelings brew up but run a lot hotter than they remember. How do they tell one another what they both know needed to be said? How does Teagan remain the best mother and hold it together when internally her heart is shattering, the memories the emotions…GAH, seriously will not be able to put this down! Be prepared to go for a ride, one you will not see coming filled with angst in the best ways, romance, sweetness, sexy handsome Derek and an adorable little girl. JUST PLAIN BEAUTIFUL!!!!

TOP 2020 MUST READ!
Rating: ★★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Type: Standalone
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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R E V I E W ➠ Unexpected Odds by Kaylee Ryan



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They say the mistakes of our past shape our future. That we’re molded from experience, from heartache, and from pain.
What happens when your past is riddled with regrets?
How do you see through the fog, to navigate the path to your future?
One breath.
One second.
One minute.
One hour.
One day at a time, you learn to live with your unexpected odds.

RELEASE DATE: March 19, 2020

Not my first read by the author and not my last! I absolutely love this author and this series! From book one I was hooked and here we are at #5 and I don’t ever want them to end I gotta say. This one was a twist and played out so beautifully! Second-chance/ small town romances are my top favorites!

I don’t want to give out too much for this book because once you get the TWIST you will be even more hooked as to find out which way it’s going to go. The hero and heroine in here have known each other from before and when they meet again, nothing was as it seems, aside from their time together. Two souls that were too young to know better to speak up, but when fate steps in…there is not stopping her. Watch there two maneuver through life near one another again, maybe again but nothing is the same and everything seems like the old/new world.

A MUST READ!
Rating: ★★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Type: Book #5 of Series
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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R E V I E W ➠ Us After You by Claudia Burgoa



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Tucker Decker is an infamous billionaire.
He’s ruthless, impulsive, cold-hearted, and hot as sin.
He likes his relationships casual and his commitments without strings.
But when it comes to his former bandmates, he’d do anything for them.
Tragedy demands sacrifice.
I’m an independent woman.
I’ve learned never to ask for help.
And I certainly didn’t want it from Tucker.
When my sister left us both to care for my niece,
we realize co-parenting may be harder than we thought.
Especially when we’re fighting a desire for each other.
When the ghosts of our past come back to haunt us, will we find that there’s still an us after all?

RELEASE DATE: March 5, 2020

Not my first read by author and I have read enough books by her to know the writing style. This one captivated me because of the whole ‘hero and heroine’ were left behind to take care of a siblings baby. That said, I was rather taken back for the first few chapters. You really have to pay attention, and of course I had to remind myself a lot of the previous book(s) because it really jumps in and takes you back 2/3 year span but like a sling shot. Once i Reached about 25% it started to make more sense to me. There truly was a lot happening and Like I said, I’ve read the other books and I was lost for a little there. So here is my take on it, with me being confused because it was a lot at the beginning then you have the hero and heroine meet and interact first time after that, to it turning into “later time” and now I’m at the part where the heroine is in an actual relationship with another ma . I’m sorry but lately I have been reading this type of story and came to find out that I do not enjoy it. It takes the sweet romance out for me, reminds me that cheating is very close by and breaking it off with a person then right away being “attracted” to the hero and vise versa, doesn’t do it for me. again, maybe its just me but I really just, it rubs me the wrong way. And I am kind of off put by the whole ‘I have a boyfriend but think about the hero, or say things like: i don’t care about him’ when clearly she has it for him. I just could not connect with the heroine Sage, here. Sadly so far I have not had them interact (hero & heroine) aside from Sage hating Tucker all while still thinking about him and that’s that, Tucker being a funny, sexy and sweet but to be honest I am close to 60% and she is still dating another man, so sorry to say I got fully turned off and will leave it at that.

The bok does have a lot of heart, really shows a bond people can have and not be related by blood. The hero does get swoonie but towards the end. Really wish it was like that through out, therefore that is the reason I am giving this a 4 star and not a 3.5star.

Rating: ★★★★
Romance: ♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥
Type: Standalone
Recommended: ☑
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R E V I E W ➠ Kiss The Stars by A.L. Jackson



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A single mother.
An up-and-coming drummer with a sordid past.
Their paths never should have crossed.
But when a senseless crime rocks Mia West’s entire world, she agrees to spend the summer hiding out at her rock-star brother’s mansion in Savannah until the storm blows over.
What she never expected was the gorgeous, brooding drummer living in the guest house.
His darkness a lure.
His gaze a trap.
She knows better than to go after what will hurt her most.
Leif Godwin has two focuses in his life: his band, Carolina George, and seeking retribution for what was stolen from him.
Mia was never supposed to be a part of the equation.
Her eyes an appeal.
Her body a temptation.
Touching her is nothing but a sin.
But will loving her destroy them all . . . 

RELEASE DATE: March 5, 2020

“I’m no savior. You can be sure of that. But I’ll gladly stand in the flames if it means keeping you from the fire.”

-Leif

His kiss was like candy. Crystallized brown sugar. Shark as a knife.

-Mia

Not my first read by author, she is one of my favorites & I have read all her books! I love LOVE her stand alone’s as much as her series! So I was super excited for this one, the blurb blew me away!! And the beginning…honestly, top favorite meets of hero and heroine!

Mia the heroine is a interesting woman, she is shy, a little thing, beautiful beyond words, a mom and strong. After a failed relationship (by failed i mena crashed and burned, been there done that a few times and had the t-shirt to prove it)I have a love/hate relationship with her and her ex that’s all I am saying. Well while Mia is Lyrik’s little sister (he is the famous ever so singer or I should say rock-star) which bu the way YOU WILL ALSO LOVE. When danger comes knocking on her door, there isn’t anything more she can do then be close to the one person that has always been there for her and always protected her, her big brother. Moving her kids to Georgia, she can’t believe that she stumbles upon the mystery man she met at a LA party she attended at her brother’s. It was a dark meet, two strangers found themselves in the same room, same time, lost but looking for something. One with big daemons daunting him and the other likewise but in a different sense. It was really ‘dark romance’ type of meet I have to say, sensual, sexy, dangerous…she was running away from danger while running towards it’s all in the same.

Leif the hero actually is someone that Mia’s older brother has known for a while but he plays for and with another band. When Lyrik is in a bind, he reaches out to him for an offer Leif can’t refuse. He moves out to Georgia at Lyrik’s property to be close, only to come face to face with his illusion. Illusion because up until know, Leif though he had made her up, made up the scenario that occurred that night, the sizzle, the feelings. What hit him the most is, that she was a mom on top of being off-limits but then that. And you will get more in the story to why I said it like that.

Motherfucking Karma.
She’d moved into my room and taken a seat at the bar, holding her glass in the air in a silent cheer.
She truly was a bitch.

-Leif

They both just wanted to…to…FEEL something. Aside from theri pasts and the danger, and everything swirling around them…both Lief and Mia can’t deny the connection they have, how the air is more crisp around one another. This truly is magical to read, the feelings and words between the hero and heroine, will give you shivers. But everything beautiful has it’s dark side and this comes in the form of both their past, secrets, little of mystery, suspense and twists. Which ALL are in here, I was so caught up with the book that nothing else around me seemed to exists. Truly an amazing book because Amy the author, is magic with her words. Really don’t want to spoil any more, will say that it contains the right amount of angst, passion and udderly beautiful romance.

TOP 2020 MUST READ!
Rating: ★★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Type: Standalone
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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R E V I E W ➠ Great and Precious Things by Rebecca Yarros



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How do you define yourself when others have already decided who you are?
Six years ago, when Camden Daniels came back from war without his younger brother, no one in the small town of Alba, Colorado, would forgive him—especially his father. He left, swearing never to return.
But a desperate message from his father brings it all back. The betrayal. The pain. And the need to go home again. But home is where the one person he still loves is waiting. Willow. The one woman he can never have. Because there are secrets buried in Alba that are best left in the dark.
If only he could tell his heart to stay locked away when she whispers she’s always loved him, and always will…
Great and Precious Things is a heart-wrenching story about family, betrayal, and ultimately how far we’re willing to go on behalf of those who need us most.

RELEASE DATE: February 25, 2020

NEW TO ME AUTHOR & BOOKS, I have been wanting to read a book by this author but have not had the chance yet. I received the sweetest and most amazing package that not only contained a signed paperback of this beautiful cover but also personalized gifts. After reading the blurb and getting a little info from my #bookbestie Amy, I can’t wait to dive in.

First of I’d like to say that I though I might be okay without tissues, but fair warning, have tissues handy! This book broke me, then put me together and then romanced me!! I felt so part of the story, when I stopped reading I had to blink once or twice to bring myself back. I was blown away by her writing, the hero and heroine are unconventional, therefore a slow-burn but what a burn…the reasons of why, who and when took me back, I was right there with every memory from the characters. Truly amazed.

Now I know this writers words and will definitely be reading more, even if this one slowly dissected me before it put me back as a whole. MUST READ!

MUST READ!
Rating: ★★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Type: Standalone
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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R E V I E W ➠ Kiss Me Slow by Top Shelf Romance



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W. WINTERSTIJAN LOUISE CORINNE
TOP SHELF ROMANCE

Some men know how to kiss.
Some men know how to love.
Sometimes you get those butterflies in the pit of your stomach instantly. Other times… well sometimes other feelings come first.
In this collection, you get it all. Right down to those fluttering feelings at the end of the book that make reading romance worth every single page.
Kiss Me Slow is a collection of four best-selling novels, including:
Ryan’s Bed by Tijan
We Own Tonight by Corinne Michaels
Irresistible Attraction (a trilogy) by Willow Winters
King of Wall Street by Louise Bay
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.

RELEASE DATE: March 3, 2020

This is one book four author’s and I have read books by each of the author’s/ My review will be based on a general on all. I wasn’t sure if I should do 4 review’s on here hehe. So here it goes:

-Irresistible Attraction by Willow Winters: Explosive, devouring, intense, sexy, amazing & more of Jace!!
Ryan’s Bed by Tijan: I have read this author before but has been a while. The heartbreak in this, gah you mix the love and you get something else!!
-We Own Tonight by Corinne Michaels: Love me some Corinne always!! You want feels? You want romance? This one is for you!
-King of Wall Street by Louise Bay: I’ve only read one book by this author, a little more light-hearted and funny with a lot of sass and sexy!

All in all I had a lot of fun reading back to back, new stories and re-visiting some. Definitely a sweet way of giving a little!

Rating: 4.5★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Type: 1 Book 4 Author’s
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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R E V I E W ➠ Always Enough by Kelly Elliott



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Grieving the loss of her fiancé two years ago, Kaylee longs for a fresh start. When she follows her best friend from Atlanta to Hamilton, Montana, Kaylee looks forward to the wild terrain and a new town to help her forget the memories and dreams of a life that will never be hers.
After a tragic car accident, Ty Shaw is told he may never walk again. But Ty doesn’t easily accept defeat, and through grit, determination, and more physical therapy than any man should ever endure, he beats the odds. Even though he’ll never ride again, Ty longs to feel alive—the way he did on the Professional Bull Riders circuit.
When Kaylee meets Ty, she finds him just as captivating as the rugged landscape of Montana. When Ty is with Kaylee, he remembers just how good life can be. But can they move beyond their broken hearts and dreams to find a second chance with each other?

RELEASE DATE: April 7, 2020

A slight smile on his face and a hint of something in those baby blues. What exactly it was, I had not idea, but it made my lady parts tingle.

-Kaylee

Not my first read by the author, she is one of my very firsts and a favorite author at that. That said, I have already read book #1 in this series!! This one was SO MUCH MORE INTENSE! It does have a couple triggers: substance abuse & suicide. Aside from that, it really was intense, everything about it. The ultimate enemy-to-lovers romance!

i was not ready for this book and I don’t really know if its a good or bad thing. Because at the beginning it was fun and games with their banter, back and forth, the chemistry but then there were a lot of outbursts from both. Little about the hero; TY Shaw oldest of the brothers, most successful one in the bull riding that had it all shattered to pieces one day, from a careless driver. After that he became a shell of a man and kept everything and everyone away. Even family. He suffered through something and worked hard to get better, but kept himself still closed off.
Kaylee comes off of a relationship where her husband left her. She is best friends with Lincoln, Brock’s wife and moved to the small town to be closer to her originally, then she fell in love with it and stayed. She has always been upfront independent and strong, all her life she was handed everything and told to do nothing. So she is determined to make it on her own. Their relationship together is rocky. Kaylee has strong feelings for TY and TY can not let anyone in. It’s a heartbreaking story after all, is it fate? A little, but mostly because..I…my heart goes out of Kaylee I really felt for her and at times really hated TY, he was a stubborn stubborn stupid man!

Be prepared when going in, your emotions will be high and low right along with the characters. Fantastic writing in this one, really felt every word.

Rating: ★★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Type: Book #2 of Series
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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R E V I E W ➠ Unbreakable by Melanie Harlow



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In hindsight, I should not have had that fifth mimosa at Breakfast with Santa. 
Or the sixth, seventh, and eighth.
But my shame over the public meltdown that resulted was nothing compared to being abandoned by my husband of fifteen years for a much younger woman—and did I mention she’s pregnant?
For the sake of my children and my pride, I packed up and headed for my childhood home and the small town where I grew up. Cloverleigh Farms would be the perfect place for a fresh start.
Falling for Henry DeSantis wasn’t part of the plan.
Sure, he’s easy on the eyes and hard in the bedroom (also the hallway, the bathtub, and on top of his desk), but he’s newly divorced too, and things between us are moving so fast I’m afraid neither one of us has had enough time to heal. Not to mention the fact that I’m a single mom now—my kids have to come first.
But Henry makes me feel beautiful and sexy and wanted and strong—things I haven’t felt in years. We understand each other, and when I’m in his arms, I’m tempted to trust again. To love again. To let myself be loved without fear.
But deep down, I’m terrified.
Is this all too much, too soon? Or am I a fool to let a second chance at happily ever after pass me by?

RELEASE DATE: February 10, 2020

Make her feel brave and beautiful and sexy– all the things I saw when I looked at her.

-Henry

“Hi. Come on in.” I moved aside so he could come into the house and caught the scent of his cologne as he passed by. My dormant lady parts tightened.

Not my first read by the author, she is one of my favorites as well as I have read the previous 3 books in this series & have devoured and loved every single one of them. I was extra excited about this one because as the oldest and married sister, who you get a little bit of a glimpse from the previous book in this series…something about a single-mom who is sassy, sweet and smart!

Sylvia is a woman that gave 15 years to a man and their children, when he up and leaves her for a younger woman who happens to also be pregnant, she makes a decision that will be right for both her and her two children. When she comes back it’s just like being back in her teens, she missed the smell, the vine yard..the people.

Henry has been working for the Sawyer Vine Yard for over 10 years and has no LOVES what he does. He is funny, geeky, very smart, handsome and sweet..with a secret hint of alpha (you’ll see) so when his wife leaves him without so as to an actual reason aside from what they have gone through…he is baffled and a little lost.

One night when Sylvia comes to see him, he is shocked at his feelings for her but must never voice them…after-all she is in the same divorce-train as him. One must want to step off that train to be able to move on, but when Sylvia becomes brave and makes a move…will he be able to keep his promise he made to himself, will he be able to give her only what they can both give?

This story contains a single-mom and a handsome and geeky man who is the ultimate alpha when it comes to it. I won’t lie but these sexy scenes, got me hot and bothered in the best way possible. Holy smokes the sizzling sexiness! The wall, the desk…I’ll just leave it there. He wears clothes that have holes in them and she wears short skirts…symbolic to both! Beautiful story and I am glad that they both got their’s and am looking for more in the series in hopes of a glimpse of more of them!

On the 2020 MUST READ list!
Rating: ★★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Type: Book #4 of Series
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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R E V I E W ➠ Then You Happened by K. Bromberg



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Jack Sutton was the man I didn’t want to need.
His know-it-all attitude. His annoying suggestions. His outlook on life.
He was determined to help me while I had resolved to figure it out on my own.
But he taught me things I’d forgotten.
How to trust. How to believe in myself. Who I was.
The problem?
I went and fell in love with him.

Tatum Knox was the disaster I should have walked away from.
Her ruined reputation. Her failing business. Her chaotic life.
She hated me at first sight and yet intrigued me all at the same time.
I was only supposed to be there six months.
I was supposed to use that time to make amends for things I’d done wrong.
Instead I fell in love with her.

They say it’s better to have loved and lost, than not to have loved at all. Does that hold true when the love is based on a lie to begin with?

RELEASE DATE: February 3, 2020

Not my first read by author & I have read every single book she has put out. She is also on my top 5 favorite author’s as well as first reads many moons ago when I started reading romance. This book already started to kill me when the dedication was to: the broken ones!

Right off the bet you get ENEMY-TO, we have our heroine who is a woman that gave it all up to follow, and a hero who made a promise he intends to keep. These two meet by coincidence and soon learn that they may have a lot more in common then they thought. Their banter is straight on, there is a lot of anger from the heroine and a lot of heart and soul from the hero. Opposites clash in a story that will have you fighting along with them then it will hit you with a shock that you won’t ever see coming. And I mean it’s a TWIST of all twists. Aside from the beginning where it took me a little to warm up to the heroine (she a was little overly-arrogant and little prickly) The hero, ladies THE HERO hold on to your hearts because he will have it from page 1!! All in all, this story is a hard one, definitely for the lost as the dedication stated, and in the end I WAS IN LOVE with this!!

A MUST READ!!
Rating: ★★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Type: Standalone
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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