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! ⇨ H A P P Y – R E A D I N G ⇦
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! ⇨ H A P P Y – R E A D I N G ⇦
I fell in love with his rope skills. I stayed because somehow he took hold of my heart and made it his. Callum Valentine didn’t mean to eavesdrop. Then again? When a man is calling a woman fat right in front of your table, it’s kind of hard not to intervene. Especially when the town’s most beautiful creature ever is the one being called fat. Desi just wants to be left alone. After an ugly divorce, she thinks she’s in the clear. Then her ex takes it upon himself to continue to make her life miserable, giving Desi no choice but to take it or leave. In fact, her bags were nearly all the way packed when Callum poked his nose into the most embarrassing spectacle the town of Kilgore has ever witnessed. The moment he declares her his and off limits, everything changes—and definitely not for the better. As if things couldn’t get worse than being called a pitiful, fat heifer in front of the hottest man she’s ever seen, Callum has to go and say that she’s his, and they have to play a game that she’s not quite sure she wants to be playing. But before her eyes, things change. And suddenly the rules of the game aren’t clear. And they’re crossing boundaries neither one of them see coming.
RELEASE DATE: February 25, 2020
Not my first time reading this author, and she has been one of my very firsts so I can’t count the amount of her books I own and have read. I also have read the others in this series.
These two hero and heroine Desi & Callum were so perfect together! They complimented each other well, and well the sexy scenes…just wait!! Callum us sweet and doesn’t understand how someone could do wrong by Desi, she is beautiful, smart and funny! My heart went out to Desi because not only did her ex cheat and flaunt it but also did a huge number on her mentally. But don’t worry out sexy handsome hero steps in to mend and heal…even if it comes with some banter but lots of sweetness and action!
Rating: 4.5★ Romance: ♡♡♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥 Type: Book #2 of Series Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY! ⇨ H A P P Y – R E A D I N G ⇦
She’s an investigative journalist with a heartbreaking past. He’s the badass PI who has her in his sights. When Phoebe Danvers’s job lands her in danger, local badass and ex-FBI agent turned PI Huxley Carson steps in to save her. The only problem with that is she doesn’t want to be saved. She wants to be left alone to focus on work. Unfortunately, Huxley is determined to help, so she settles on keeping him at arm’s length—something he’s determined not to let her do. What Phoebe doesn’t know is Huxley has been interested in her for years but never had a way in until now. With the push and pull of their new relationship and danger drawing closer, Phoebe begins to wonder if it’s time to surrender to the man consuming her soul. Or is it already too late?
RELEASE DATE: March 5, 2020
NEW TO ME AUTHOR and I fell in love with the blurb and the sweet cover, I was not ready for this since it is a new author, do I don’t know their writing style very well. So this is how I felt:
The hero Hux is a big, handsome, alpha, sexy and sweet man…he works a dangerous job but is his own boss and knows how to handle himself. The heroine Phoebe is a sweet, sassy, active (don’t want to use the word hyper) beautiful woman that is a investigative journalist, so it can somewhat be dangerous. After two years of being around one another, Hux and Phoebe essentially first made contact if that makes sense. He pulls her out of a dangerous situation and she is livid pissed at him. This is where they start..and I’ll stop here because I want to explain my feelings towards the heroine…the hero seems calm, alpha, love the way he talks to her or in general and is towards the heroine, she on the other hand kind of grew on me the wrong way: She seems very ping-pong hyper at times and I am left with not knowing that I jumped from one rock to another. There were times I just, it felt off…like one where she was pissed at him for something that I don’t know didn’t seem right to be THAT overly-pissed off about since the hero explained to her from the beginning regarding the item and what he did…so that kind of rubbed me the wrong way. But in the end you do understand that she is a girl that lost everything, and it isn’t easy for her to open up to be hurt again. Aside from that I enjoyed their banter, Hux really is the sweetest and swooniest man especially towards our heroine who is a spit-fire and he tames her. There is quiet angst in here, but the sexy scenes definitely do not disappoint. To me, this was a great potential and enough for me to read more by this new author I discovered, for sure!!
Rating: 4.5★ Romance: ♡♡♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥 Type: Standalone Recommended: ☑ ⇨ H A P P Y – R E A D I N G ⇦
The tragedy that controlled my past led me to move as far away from my home in England as I could get. With a degree in library sciences and a will to live life on my own terms, I crossed the pond and headed for the West Coast. I ended up in Grant’s Pass Oregon as the county’s much needed librarian. I was amazing at two things in this life. Books and blowjobs. Men were a fun past time, nothing but scratching a physical itch when needed. Until I attended a Hero’s Pride MC party and met Tank. The man was massive, and I wanted nothing more than to climb him like a tree. Turns out he was into fiery redheads with one thing on their minds. We swore no strings attached. Until we met up again and he decided he wanted another taste. The man had serious ability in the bedroom so I gave it to him. Again. And again. The lines between our no strings started getting knotted up with every new day. Then someone started threatening the old ladies and Tank became more than my shag buddy, he became my protector. When the world around us got truly scary Tank decided things between us were going to change. Forever. I wasn’t ready to be a man’s girlfriend or anyone’s old lady. My Romeo in jeans and leather had other plans for his silk and stiletto wearing Juliet. In the end, I feared star-crossed lovers weren’t meant to be. He believed otherwise. The Biker Beauties is a collection of interconnected standalone novellas. They can be read out of order if desired. They are high in heat, but don’t forget the sweet.
RELEASE DATE: February 2, 2020
Not my first read by the author and yes I have read the other 2 books in the series! I absolutely fell in love with this biker series from her! At first I was nervous because it indicated that the heroine is kind of a man-woman-whore haha so those really make me nervous because there tends to be over baring strong heroine’s and some sort of another man. Thankfully this was not haha it was still angsty but not in that sense.
It was actually quiet a beautiful story! I absolutely loved all the characters but especially the hero OH MY GOD the swoon, the alpha, the MAN in him…he seriously is a top bookboyfriend now!!!! He sees what he wants, goes after it and nothing will stop him. The chemistry alone will have you pulled in. It is on the shorter side, so hard and fast type of love. I absolutely love it, all of them and hope she will continue and give a full length or longer biker romances.
Rating: ★★★★★ Romance: ♡♡♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥 Type: Book #3 of Series Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY! ⇨ H A P P Y – R E A D I N G ⇦
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.
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! ⇨ H A P P Y – R E A D I N G ⇦
It starts like any other Monday for Ty Christianson. Fifty laps in his pool, a suave suit, a chat with his mum on the way to his office, dodging countless calls from women, and his faithful yet cynical assistant waiting for him with a coffee. Then a meeting with his business partner and life-long friend, Sal, upends everything. Sal’s hired a new assistant without so much as consulting Ty. That’s a cardinal sin in their world, but it’s the least of Ty’s worries. Sal hasn’t just hired a new personal assistant, he’s hired an absolute goddess. And she’s off limits to Ty. Lainey Summer drives Ty crazy with her savage beauty, her effortless sexiness, and her unfathomable veneer. She plays her cards way too close to her chest, and doesn’t that just make her more enticing? Unlucky for Lainey, Ty’s notoriously irresistible. Unlucky for Ty, Lainey can resist him. Or . . . can she? As Ty sets on a mission to break Lainey, an intended conquest becomes a fixation. And in the process, he’s thrown into perfect chaos.
RELEASE DATE: February 18, 2020
Not my first read by the author, not only is she one of my top 5 favorites but also the 2nd read ever many moons ago when I started reading and reading romance! That said I have read almost every single book she has put out and this was a beautiful surprise because one: i love anything by Jodi but also because I’ve been having streaks of ‘not my cup of tea’ books and this is a life saver! So here we go…and what a start, hello arrogance at it’s finest!
The best part to this was the first meeting of Ty & Lainey PERFECT meet, I am so glad that a woman made him feel off kilter, the man-whore Ty being seduced by a woman who didn’t even say a word to him or pay him much attention! And then it turned a little touch and go for me, while I enjoy a man chasing a woman he can’t have or that sizzling attraction between the hero and heroine, this was a lot of “other” conquers if you know what I mean and you only get glimpses of the heroine which is not much besides a few things that I didn’t really like..there I say it but this is a HIS POV only and so I am only going off of what we got from the heroine and I’m only 27% in. It was just a little slow and repeat for me for a while actually. I really hope it picks up and we get more of WHO the heroine is because so far, I just don’t know what to think of her. Alright we are at around 50% and I wish I could say that it got better for me, but sadly it did not. The issue I had until now is that 1. we don’t get much about the heroine but a few things 2. his pov only 3. the hero fucking (excuse my language) but I got really fed up and irritated with the hero fucking everything possible – there just sin’t an easier way to say this 4. the hero want’s her but she doesn’t until she does. 5. we wont get a glipse of even a little more of the heroine until 42%
All that said already, I am not even finished and I must say now that the ‘romance’ and them kind of together is happening, I am too turned off…I don’t know how to enjoy them together. Really disappointed but I am always truthful on my review’s and that’s what you’re getting. My point of view and thoughts! Here is something that really pissed me off:
The silence stretched as I searched my failing brain. What the hell do I say now?Yes, I was a manwhore, but I want more with you?Or,Yes, you saw me take another woman home to fuck last night, but I was so fucking done with your games.
I just had a really had time connecting with either one of them after this, because Lainey is so indecisive and confusing because we don’t now her well and the angst in this, for me, is overbearing. It was fun in the beginning but then it got old for me and started to get irritating, so you can imagine how my reading went with that type of feeling. I am not a fan of indecisiveness of either character to a breaking point along with the hero fucking other woman in details this many times. I won’t be sorry for what I do not find romantic or enjoy reading, but I guess we will see. I will end this once I am done reading. I’ve got about 40% left. p.s. I also can’t look past this one: (Sorry but I do not find that romantic and it throws me off, if anything just pisses me off to think of all the conquests that he has had)
Last night I fucked a girl I could easily never see again. I hate that she was in my bed. At least, I hate it now. But if anything, it proved categorically to me that I really wasn’t done with Lainey. Not by a long shot. And she so isn’t done with me.
Towards the ending, TY really get’s swoony, like the type I wish he was at the beginning, wish I didn’t have to fight my feelings for time this late in the game, because when he wants he can be so dreamy, funny and swoony. Ty was a complex character but I enjoyed him more than anything, smart, successful, a man-whore yes but deep down you’ll understand why. Nothing like that can be said about the heroine, maybe the not having her POV played a huge factor but I did jot like her, bits and pieces ans thats it. And then I got thowards the very end and, wow (that’s not a good wow) this messed me up in all the ways of reading romance and not in a good way. I’m speechless at the fact that this came from Jodi Ellen Malpas. Unfortunately did dropped to a 3.5 for me because wow, that was not cool, the explanation, the way the heroine was all about it, the way the hero is…wow just wow. THE END!
Rating: 3.5★ Romance: ♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥 Type: Standalone ⇨ H A P P Y – R E A D I N G ⇦
Waking up to a text asking why you stood up your blind date is not the best way to start the day especially when the man in question is lying in bed next to you. Maybe Dakota Newton shouldn’t have assumed that the gorgeous man with a devastating smile, standing out side of the coffee shop was her date. She probably… Okay, she definitely shouldn’t have slept with him, regardless of how hot the chemistry between them was. But, how could she know that Mr. Right was actually Mr. Wrong. Brax Adam’s has been called a few things in his life, but a liar was never one of them. That all changes when he’s standing outside a coffee shop and approached by a beautiful woman who thinks he’s there to meet her for a blind date. As a businessman, Brax knows to trust his gut and never let an opportunity pass him by so he pretends to be someone he’s not. Maybe he shouldn’t have lied, maybe he should have come clean, but in the end it doesn’t matter because now he has to prove that he’s not the wrong man but the right one. So what if he’s not the man she’s expecting, she’s the one he’s been waiting for.
RELEASE DATE: March 3, 2020
I’ve been branded from the inside out, and every muscle in my body feels deliciously used.
I realize I might be just as insane as Braxton Adams, and I’m okay with that.
Not my first read by the author, she was my 3rd read every MANY MOONS AGO when I started reading and reading romance. Just so we are clear, I have read every single book of Aurora and re-read them plenty of times to know them like the back of my hand. So she is a #oneclick INSTA-READ author for me. This is something NEW and I am always excited for that from Aurora. New in a sense that it’s not an ‘insta love’ but a very intense amazing new type of Aurora’s writing.
Little about the characters: Dakota the heroine who is an amazing woman that went through a rough patch, being let down and disappointed by the one mans eh thought was the future. When she moves in with her brother Jamie WHO by the way IS FREAKING AMAZING I fell in love with him right away too. So here she is, new everything and agreed to go on a blind date even though she knows she isn’t ready but what the heck, why not. Braxton is our hero who is not only alpha, handsome, sexy, gravely voice, and in charge but a man who see’s what he wants and goes for it. This is a from HER POV only and the bits and pieces you get of the hero you will LOVE.
The way these two met might have been unconventional, but their connection very real and high. They both have to fight their own battles but can’t seem to keep away from one another. It’s just, their banter, the sizzling love, Brax might be a man of very few words but they are powerful, this story will suck you in, and the twist…I did not expect that. A very DARK and SEXY feel of this story. I can’t wait for more and wish there was more haha, hoping Jamie’s story comes very soon!!!!! I definitely need more like this writing from Aurora!
TOP 2020 MUST READ! Rating: ★★★★★ Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 Type: Book #1 Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY! ⇨ H A P P Y – R E A D I N G ⇦
Swallowing lies has never felt so good. Reed freaking Rivers. I wouldn’t trust a word out of the arrogant music mogul’s mouth if his gold-plated tongue were notarized. The Man with the Midas Touch would say anything to get me into his bed, and I know it. But that doesn’t mean I don’t want him to succeed. Indeed, the moment I laid eyes on Reed while he was speaking at an on-campus event I’d crashed, my body physically ached to feel his golden fingers—and tongue—all over me. Unfortunately, though, I can’t give into my powerful craving to jump Reed’s cocky bones. Not until I’ve figured out my best strategy with him . . . The truth is Reed has something I desperately want. Something my heart desires even more than my body craves one night of delicious fun with the yummiest man alive. Reed assumes he’s running this game of seduction. He thinks he’s a thirty-four-year-old big cat on the prowl, and I’m nothing but a blushing twenty-one-year old field mouse with stars in my eyes. Yeah . . . no. As Reed is about to find out, he’s not the only cat on the hunt in this game of cat-and-mouse . .
BAD LIAR is the first book of the standalone REED RIVERS TRILOGY. The full trilogy is BAD LIAR, BEAUTIFUL LIAR, and BELOVED LIAR, to be read in order.
RELEASE DATE: February 24, 2020
Not my first read by author, the reason I signed up for this truly because the blurb promised so much (also i love dark romances) but the cover as well, I mean you can’t go wrong with Joseph. Sadly from the first few pages it did not live up to the blurb for me already. I don;t know how to put it but the atmosphere for me was not pleasant. I don’t know how to explain the feeling but if you’re an avid reader you might understand when reading something that just rubs you the wrong way. It’s a story of a older man that had something, then lost it all so young only to work his way back up all alone and his hard work paid off. The heroine is a younger woman just graduating college, in the same field as the hero. They first laid eyes on one another when the hero held a speech at the heroine’s college.
I don’t know but I was expecting a little bit more romance and not just an arrogant and asshole hero and a sex crazed immature young heroine. I really do get the idea and the whole thing but for me, not my cup of tea and I was really excited for this one. I know other people may enjoy this type of read, and I want to emphasize on MY OPINION not everyone’s that said, I wish i the best but I will not be seeking an ARC for book #2 or #3. The one amazing thing for me is the author’s writing, it was smooth transitions, beautiful words that flowed together, and I can always appreciate that.
Things that made me not enjoy the book: -In the first pages the hero is young (meaning the previous) which is fine but he was rather engaged in other activities that obviously did not involve the heroine — so okay, I moved on past that. -Then we get another woman who has meaning in hero’s life along with being an ex lover or current whichever way you want to look at it, and that one turned me off from the hero right away. And the fact that I got THAT before he even met the heroine. -Let’s talk about the heroine, from the beginning I did not like her, she seems immature and sex crazed to me, I don’t like woman like that and it turned me off. Just not my cup of tea!
Rating: ★★★★ Romance: ♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥 Type: Book #1 of Trilogy ⇨ H A P P Y – R E A D I N G ⇦
Insta-love only happens in the movies. Insta-lust? That she’d buy into. Until she meets take-charge club owner Landon Bennett and falls head over heels at a glance. When hot as sin Landon Bennet offers sexy songstress Vivienne Clark a summer residency at his popular Manhattan nightclub, it’s the opportunity of a lifetime and she can’t resist. Add in the man’s obvious interest and seductive attention and life is perfect. Until she puts together the pieces of his past. Fate might have brought them together, but is the intimate relationship they’ve been building strong enough to overcome one painful fact. She’s the sister of the man who killed his twin.
RELEASE DATE: February 25, 2020
Not my first read by the author and I have read the other books in the series! Fell in love with book #1!! I though I’d be ready for it to be over, and this one was intense and full of twist and turns!
Landon is a man of power, with strong friends behind him, watching them fall in love…he is very happy for them but longs to find the same. Vivi is a talented woman who is looking for a break, a break that Landon might be handing her. When they meet, it’s sizzling, when they touch..melting but their pasts just might have more in common then they thing and when Vivi realizes it, she is thrown back far enough to try and get out of Landon’s reach. But Landon is not a quieter and will do anything to have her.
Rating: 4.5★ Romance: ♡♡♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥 Type: Book #3 of Series Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY! ⇨ H A P P Y – R E A D I N G ⇦