R E V I E W ➠ Hard Work by BJ Harvey



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Having watched his brothers meet their match, Cohen Cook is feeling something he never anticipated—envy.
With a demanding job, and helping his brothers with their biggest flip project yet, he doesn’t have time to sleep with, let alone date, anyone.
Skye Rossi is a free spirit. She’s a take-her-as-you-see-her woman who works hard and plays hard, but the person she wants to play with friend-zoned her the minute they met.
When sparks fly between Cohen and Skye, the only way forward is to propose a mutually beneficial arrangement that no one knows about.
Besides, what’s the harm in a few orgasms between best friends?

RELEASE DATE: January 30, 2020

Not my first read by author & I have read all the ones in the COOK BROTHER’S SERIES and loved every single one!! Super excited when I got the chance to early read this beauty!!

This one was a SWEET and FEISTY one because the hero is the ever so sexy Cohen EMT & his new partner the heroine the sister of two of the firefighters, Skye Rossi. She is feisty, outgoing, smart, sexy and down to earth, not to mention beyond gorgeous! Both of them are here to do one thing….a job, a very important job. But when you put two people together in a small proximity for a period of time, what can go wrong? Well, an agreement that a normal person may not have thought of but these two strictly have it handled, of course. “of course”

As light-hearted this was and fun, it was still in depth and you get to see sides of two souls that hurt for different reasons but find solace in one another, even for a short time being. Something about these two drew me closer to the series, maybe even thought me a lesson or two. And to end it with I CAN’T WAIT NOW FOR EZRA AND GILLY’S STORY, this should be an amazing story too!!

Rating: ★★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Type: Book #4 of Series
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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R E V I E W ➠ Mister Bad Boy Firefighter by Pnelope Wylde



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You know the game, Never Have I Ever? Well, I did—every inch of him and then I left.

I had my reasons, but now I’m back in Big Dix—or Dixen, Alaska—and so is the hotshot firefighter turned fire chief I left at the altar.
It’s been six years and Aspen Kennedy still has it all: He’s hot as sin, hard in all the right places, induces Oh, god, yes moments and has brains too. Simple math, right? So you would think. But my younger self ran when the time came to say, ‘I do.’ Biggest mistake of my life, but I moved on in order to save my heart.
I’ll keep my distance, and since I have no interest in rekindling any romance with my high-school flame while I’m in town, that should be easy. My goal is to help my gran renovate her B&B before Christmas and then I’ll be back in the Big Apple, far away from Aspen.
But the man doesn’t play fair and his memory of my body has me rethinking life on a grander scale, screaming his three favorite words and forgetting about my tight schedule and all the bullet points on my to-do lists. I suppose a few stolen moments of pleasure can be our little secret, right? Trouble is, the more he touches me and the more we’re together, the more I wonder what it would be like to wake up to a Big Dix man for the rest of my days… After the Christmas lights come down, will there be any magic left between us?

Author’s Naughty Note: Mister Bad Boy Firefighter is a tantalizing second chance romance filled with ex-sex, a naughty, bad boy firefighter with plans for filthy sleigh-ride sex, and a wayward cookie-eating reindeer. As always with a Penelope Wylde book, you’ll get the filthy, naughty bits you crave with the perfect happily ever after you love. Can be read as a complete standalone.

RELEASE DATE: January 15, 2020

“Wow, aren’t you the bad boy firefighter!”
“Come up stairs with me and find out!”

NEW TO ME author & books. This wonderful soul has been supporting me for a very long time and I am finally able to get down to business and read one of her books! From the blurb and author note I knew I had to read this. This is a little but of a twist with the main characters, meaning that they are almost reversed in the feeling department, also has to do with the plot of the story.

We have the heroine Ivy Sunday who when she was younger not only broke this boy’s heart but hers along with it But what can you do, they were both so young and feelings were running high…except Ivy ran with hers, literally. After years of being gone from town she is forced to come back and help her family member out renovating and up keeping a place. When she runs into THAT BOY who now is a very much man, a big strong, fireman to be exact. Aspen Kennedy! He is a man who after having his true and only love run away shifted gears in life, and in the end ended up being the local new fireman chief. Along with Aspen still being in love with Ivy, she has to figure out what she wants. They circle around and I gotta say that the sexy scenes were WOW hot, graphic and verbal!

I will be looking forward to Book #2 in this because well, I really enjoyed the writing and story. The characters, they were equally great and that said, definitely will be reading more.

Rating: 4.5★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Type: Book #1 of Series
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 ➠ Love At The Bluebird by Aurora Rose Reynolds & Jessica Marin



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With a hit song sitting at number one on the country music charts, Gavin McNeer thought he finally had everything he ever wanted.
All it takes is one look from the mesmerizing woman sitting in the front row at one of his shows and a brief encounter to make him realize just what he’s been missing. Even though he’s been burnt in the past, Gavin puts his inhibitions aside and his heart on the line to earn the trust of the woman who could be his everything.
Working in an industry where relationships start and end in the blink of an eye, Alyson Dawson has made it her mission not to get mixed up with musicians, no matter how good-looking they are. Keeping her focus on her blossoming career and clients, Aly doesn’t even have time to date much less fall in love. That is until she meets Gavin, a man who changes everything with one smoldering look.
Just when these two begin to settle into their new relationship, Aly is asked to do something that may require her to choose between the career she’s building and the man she’s falling in love with. To make things worse, Gavin’s ex decides to add a touch of drama to an already delicate situation.
Will their love survive, or become just another sad love song?

RELEASE DATE: January 31, 2020

I turn my light off and settle into the covers, praying that a certain green-eyes devil doesn’t occupy my dreams.

-Aly

You will never look at this song the same, so so in love with it all.

Not my first read by both author’s and I have to say when I saw that they did a collaboration, I was jumping of joy. You definitely get both the author’s in this book! It has an amazing rock star feel but with the UNTIL sweetness and alpha! Perfect combo!

You have Alyson Dawson our heroine who is a woman with a past, a woman determined to live life on without a man, after all the last one left a sour taste in her mouth. She works for a music company and has an amazing best friend we all would want. When she ends up at the same place the BLUEBIRD it was for other intentions but fate has other plans. Fate threw in Gavin the gorgeous, talented and smooth artists. When her best friend tried to set her up with a NHL player, Aly knew right away that that would never happen. But she didn’t want to seem too eager…so naturally she waited a 10 mins before calling Gavin after he gave her his card. I mean what’s a girl to do, they were staring at each other form across the room for a good 10 minutes. Honestly you could feel the words in this scene!

When these two get together it’s explosive, in a short amount of pages you can feel every single one of them but also fall instantly in love with both main characters. So to say this is packed isn’t enough. I love the feel of the whole book and really wish there was more, but you do get an extended Epilogue that will keep you satisfied but still wanting more of course! p.s. Hero is a country star singer and KEITH URBAN – Somebody Like You will never be the same!

A MUST READ!
Rating: ★★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Type: Standalone
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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R E V I E W ➠ Fashion Jungle by Kathy Ireland & Rachel Van Dyken



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Four women… Four very different paths. One incredibly cutthroat world.
Welcome to the Jungle.

As America’s sweetheart, Brittany is perceived as the “good girl.” The sort to bring her Bible to a photoshoot… only to garner the attention of a most unlikely suitor. Until one mistake irrevocably changes both of their lives forever. Fortunately, both now and then, Brittany has wonderful support systems, including her tribe.
The leader of the tribe and a model who’s fought every battle and obstacle in the industry, Zoe, knows her worth. Until a sex tape scandal rocks her world. She sees no choice but to put her trust in the one man she shouldn’t, to make it all go away and help her succeed. Unfortunately, not only is he mired in New York’s underbelly, he wants repayment… with interest. Namely, her hand in marriage.
Despite her seemingly perfect life, Everlee has problems of her own. Not only has her world-renowned photographer husband been cheating, but it’s actually much worse than that. The things surrounding what he’s done are so dark and dangerous, Everlee’s life may actually be in jeopardy.
And then there’s Danica, cold, dead in the ground Danica. Some secrets stay hidden while others are just waiting to be discovered- hers has the power to alter the industry forever.
In the world of the Fashion Jungle, it’s easily eat or be eaten… but, if you make it out alive, you just might have a story to tell – though it will likely be one of secrets, lies, deceit, and loss.
Strap on your stilettos, it’s about to get wild.
Based on true stories and events.

RELEASE DATE: January 28, 2020

“Life is life. Sometimes, things just happen. You can’t change the past. You can only make choices in the present that will affect your future.”

Not my first read by Rachel Van Dyken but my first read by Kathy Ireland. The contemporary romance part I know where it came form author wise because I am so familiar with RVD’s writing but unfortunately the other part which is Woman Fiction and Mystery without the full on romance, wasn’t for me. There was a lot of main characters involved which for this type of book, yes is perfect but for my taste of mixing all of these different types of tropes. The book is based upon a mystery of a death. I think what threw me off a lot for my style is that there were 4 POV narratives, therefore I hard a hard time connecting. I did connect to Brittany the most and I think the scenes in this book were fantastic, writing style. Lot’s of revenge, fashion and beautiful story of wonderful woman. #womanempower but I will say that if I was into the other trope types, this would have been a 5 plus for me!

Rating: ★★★★
Romance: ♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥
Type: Standalone
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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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 ➠ A Cowboy In Essex by Lesley Jones



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If you add two strangers to a cabin in the middle of a snowstorm, the obvious is bound to happen…

When Essex lifestyle blogger and fashionista, Gracie Elliott crash lands into the life of Colorado mountain man Koa Carmichael in the middle of a snow storm, fists, chemistry and sexual banter ensue.

After the punk rock Tinker Bell and semi-retired country rock star share some sweet, emotional as well as laugh-out-loud moments, they find it impossible to deny that they might have just discovered what neither of them knew they were looking for. 

RELEASE DATE: January 16, 2020

“I plan to tell you beautiful things every day.”

Not my first read by the author and I was a little confused at the beginning because of the different covers and names because the link took me to a cover named CowSex and I was lost because the information was for a cowboy in Essex . So after that little glitch I decided to give it a go hehehe.

I had a little hard time connecting to the story but was able to instantly catch the characters and honestly I totally understood why the original title CowSex title haha lot’s of laughter in this one. Basically it’s a fun book with romance and sweetness! It really was beautiful especially between the two main characters!!

Rating: ★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Type: Standalone
Recommended: ☑
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R E V I E W ➠ Twice As Sexy by Carly Phillips



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He’s the bad boy her mother warned her about.
The guy who makes her crave all the naughty things a good girl shouldn’t want.
Tanner Grayson is a man outrunning the demons of his past and has the rap sheet to prove it. The only thing keeping old anger in check and him on the straight and narrow are the men he calls brothers and the club he calls home. He has no business taking the sexy woman doing shots in his club upstairs to his bed.
They never should have crossed paths. But when Assistant District Attorney Scarlett Davis lays eyes on the hot as sin club owner, she decides he’s the birthday present she wants to unwrap at the end of the evening.
He tells himself it’s one night. She convinces herself she deserves a short break from her latest case. But one night isn’t enough and soon these two opposites are in deeper than they ever planned.
When Scarlett’s case collides with Tanner’s past, she sees the dangerous man he’s hidden beneath the cool veneer he presents to the world. Can she accept him for who he is? Or will she run from the bad boy who makes her feel so good?

RELEASE DATE: January 7, 2020

Not my first read by author, and I also have read book #1 in this series. Which by the way is an amazing series so far. That said, don’t kill me but I liked the first one a lot more. This felt a little off for me: the characters were vibing well enough but the dynamic felt off for me. It has similarities to book #1 but the characters different obviously. It just felt off, at the end it kind of got rushed…it would keep me going then I would pause and go WHAT HAPPENED, I guess the ending really kind of threw me for a loop.

Other than that, the writing is smooth and transitions of course, this author really knows how to write. You get both POVs in the 2nd voice. I will most definitely read Book #3 because I know this one might have been a miss for me but I love this author and this series from Book #1.

Rating: ★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Type: Book #2 of Series
Recommended: ☑
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R E V I E W ➠ A Favor For A Favor by Helena Hunting



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When I joined Seattle’s NHL expansion team, I thought it was the start of something great. But nothing ever goes the way you expect. Take my introduction to my new neighbor. She came rolling in on the hot mess express at midnight, making a racket while she tried to get into my team captain’s apartment. Did I mention that he’s married to a woman who definitely was not her?

Imagine my surprise when I end up with an injury that has me out of the game for weeks, and she’s the one to offer to help me. I should probably add that she’s not the captain’s mistress. She’s his sexy, pastel-haired younger sister.

So we come up with an arrangement: she rehabs me so that I can get back on the ice sooner, and she can add a professional athlete that isn’t her brother to her client list. Seems simple enough. As long as I can keep my hands to myself and my hormones in check. 

RELEASE DATE: January 28, 2020

“His man stick is pretty much broken. I’m not getting a ride out of this,
if that’s what you’re thinking.”

Not my first read by this author and have read many many of Helena’s books. This is the most perfect ENEMY-TO-LOVERS romance I have read in a while! Everything about this from the words to characters…L O V E D!!

Stevie is a woman living in a shadow, meaning her older brother who is the NFL star has always out shinned her and when he wanted the attention, Stevie did everything to be out of it. Living a life to prove to herself that she can make it on her own and not the help of her famous brother (who btw has his own book in Book #1 a lie for a lie) that said, I was excited and happy to see that Stevie was getting her own story.

The hero is Bishop who is not only a Hockey player in the same team as Stevie’s brother but neither of them know of one another. When they meet is a night that Stevie will never forget although she’d love to and Bishop was throwing out assumptions left and right. In his boxers….ONLY his boxers. That’s how it continues….only Stevie has a few tricks up her sleeve too.

When they both realize how one another is, things change and some of the clearing comes out. What happens after I DON’T WANT TO SPOIL so, I will say that there is a lot of laugh out loud moments, lots of hate to, mystery, sweetness, and the sweet sweet romance, not to mention the sexy scenes WOW on those. Everything came together so well and I couldn’t get enough!

TOP 2020 MUST READ!
Rating: ★★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Type: Book #2 of Series
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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R E V I E W ➠ A Change In Tide by Freya Barker



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What impact would it have when everything suddenly faded to black?
For Mia, a crowded subway ride changes her entire life. Retreating to the wilderness helps her cope with a world that is suddenly too loud, too turbulent.
Her existence safely contained to the small cottage on the lake, she is unprepared for the neighbor that moves across the bay.
A career-ending injury has Jared permanently benched. His reputation as The Enforcer won’t survive the unanticipated responsibilities awaiting him.
Away from the public eye, he adjust to his new reality, under the quiet observation of the intriguing hermit on the other side of the water.

RELEASE DATE: April 12, 2017

I knew he was a player, and just because he chose to play with me a little, when there weren’t any other distractions around, doesn’t make him any less of one.

-Mia

I have read this author before, actually was one of my firsts many moons ago and I re-read this beauty the other day because I was craving a familiar read and scrolled WAAAAAAY down on my kindle and found this gem. What I loved about this book is that you connect to it right away and it’s written so well!!

Jared is a 39 year old former hockey star, who had a career ending injury. When he essentially runs away to a small town by a lake into a big house, he has some surprising surprises that come up. Mia is a woman that has lived in this small town for a few years now and ran away from something that will blow your mind when you find out that the world really is that small. When she accidentally catches the new neighbor going at it with a leggy blonde on the dock, she is shocked at how much she wanted to watch….until a week later the same neighbor is seen hugging a brunette…a pregnant brunette. Her mind changes right away, knowing that men are pigs…well new neighbor stamped that strong. When they both meet it’s not love at first sight but it’s so so so beautiful, I don’t want to give out too much because honestly it’s worth reading and once you find out, you’ll understand why I kept it vague. Really just fell in love with this all over again. The world really is small and things never seem as they are, both Jared and Mia learn that the hard way.

There is romance, tears, swoon, sexy, little mystery, suspense, fun and so so so much SWEET!! A MUST READ!

A MUST READ!
Rating: ★★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Type: Book #1 of Series
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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