R E V I E W ➠ Reckless At Heart by Zoe York




“Daddy, I’m pregnant.
The last three words Owen Kincaid ever wanted to hear from his teenage daughter. The firefighter knows how hard it is to have a kid when you’re still a kid yourself. He did it, and now eighteen years later, history is repeating itself. To say he’s beating himself up is an understatement. The last thing he needs is to fall head-over-heels in lust with his daughter’s midwife
Kerry Humphrey hates her new client’s father. She has no reason to hate him, except for the fact he’s tall and brooding and always there, hovering in the background of appointments. And the crackle of chemistry every time their eyes meet. She hates that, too
Everything about their attraction is ill-fated. But it won’t go away. Maybe, for one night, they can be… Reckless at Heart.

RELEASE DATE: June 2, 2020

Kerry’s kisses matched the way she looked at him. Teasing, curious. Sex in a way hat seemed to have no limit.

Not my first read by the author, I actually have read this author before I even started anything and love her writing style.

Single/Dad forbidden romances are the greatest combo ever! I really REALLY enjoyed the entire story and plus I really like the author’s writing style and have been reading her books for a while. Owen Kincaid the hero, i can’t express his sexiness, something so manly and just hot. He was someone you could not figure out easy, and can we just mention that his 18 year old daughter got pregnant and he is not only a sexy dad but sexy grandpa? YEAH! The heroine is in her mid-thirties and happens to be the hero’s daughter’s mid-wife and someone who HATES the hero for being arrogant, pushy and in her face at all times. Their relationship is so complex yet simple. What makes this so fun is because the hero is mature yet really looking forward to being a bachelor and the single life, after all his daughter made the same mistake he did by having her at the same age. The heroine is ready for more, as in relationship, stability and a child. Every turn is new and unexpected and I would highly recommend this book, the author really does a fantastic job at keeping you on your toes while giving you what you want!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers:
Standalone/Series: (Kincaids of Pine Harbour #1)
Type: All Tags on top of this page!
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑

R E V I E W ➠ Dare To Tempt by Carly Phillips




He’s a smooth talking jock in trouble
She’s the solution to his problems.
Love is the last thing they expected to find

Damon Prescott had it all. Star quarterback. Money. Fame. Now? He’s being accused of taking performance enhancing drugs and banned from the sport and team he loves
Determined to prove he’s innocent, he hires tough as nails private investigator, Evie Wolfe. She’s able to bring a man to his knees with a glare, yet sensual in ways that take him off guard – and she’s everything Damon didn’t know he needed
Evie’s used to men dismissing her, especially playboys like Damon Prescott so she’s not buying the sexual lines he’s trying to sell. She’s with him to do a job, nothing more. But you know what they say about the best laid plans? Sometimes you end up between the sheets with an arrogant football player anyway
But when the case is over, can Damon convince Evie she’s the only woman for him or will she leave him tied up in love?

RELEASE DATE: August 4, 2020

Not my first read by the author, and I also have read the first book in this series so I was prepared for this one!

I have to say I loved the first book but this was something else, in a good way. The heroine is a PI and the hero happens to be a FAMOUS FOOTBALL player that had something happen to him and it needed solving. It was the perfect job for the heroine, it was really fun and sweet. I don’t want to give too much out because it;s worth the read. Lot’s of adventure, secrets, mystery and suspense all mixed with some sweet romance and hot love scenes!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Series Book #2 but can be read as Standalone
Type: All Tags on top of this page!
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑

R E V I E W ➠ Hate Thy Neighbor by S.M. Soto




Fresh out of a failed engagement, Olivia Hales is in dire need of a fresh start. Tired of being the charming and accommodating girl that always gets stomped on, she’s determined to change her outlook on life.
When she finds her dream job in a small town in California, she thinks she’s finally found her place in life. That is, until she meets her new neighbor.
Roman Banks.
Moody. Foul-mouthed. Jerk.
And the hottest man on the planet.
At a sprawling six foot five, he was coldly distant and physically intimidating. Not only was her new neighbor a God that was good with his hands, he was also a grade-A jerk. Trapped on the same street, sharing the same space together, they’ve become entrenched in an addictive, ridiculous, never-ending game of insults and pranks that result in the destruction of two perfectly good homes.
The tension between them is as thick as the walls of their houses are thin. Roman’s touch burned like fire even when his words were ice, and both of them will stop at nothing to make the others life hell.
In the midst of the pranks and the hate they harbor for each other, Olivia slowly pulls back the layers of the man next door and finds herself consumed with wanting to fix him and his past. When both enemies start to catch feelings for each other, Olivia finds herself hiding her own secrets, not wanting to lose another man in her life.
Lines are drawn. Strict rules put into place. But that doesn’t stop Olivia from wanting to save the quiet, broody man next door.
They say you’re supposed to love thy neighbor, but that was the furthest emotion she felt when thinking about Roman. Hate was all there was to their relationship. At the very least, that’s what she tried to tell herself. 

RELEASE DATE: July 27, 2020

NEW to me author and books! I have a lot of her books on my TBR but have not actually been able to dive in. I actually got this paperback in the mail from the author/PR and I was so surprised and excited. The cover is super cute and by then I’ve heard a lot of good things about the book, so I was excited to finally dive into my first SOTO book!

First of I want to explain that I am a EMOTIONAL READER which means I really do invest all of me into a story and characters and so forth. That said, unfortunately this was a roller coaster ride for me I did not want to be on. I will explain why because it really is important to me for you to understand why I feel this way. First off I have triggers and one of the biggest ones for me is (Hero/Heorine sleeping with other people and in detail) that said this is the only mini spoiler I will mention, not in detail but will say that to me: it was not funny, it was not cute, it was not sexy and that goes for every book I read that contains this. it ruins the perception for me of the hero and heroine sleeping together, anything romantic for me after that point it kind of MEH I don’t feel it because all I think back on is the in detail sex the hero/heroine had with another character. It played a huge part for me in this book as far as the liking of it. All that said, this might not be for me but doesn’t mean you won’t love it. It is brief sure, but just rubbed ME the wrong way for the rest of the book.

The hero at the beginning for me was FANTASTIC….grumpy, broody, sexy as hell and good line of mean/rude. Once I reached the ‘no no zone’ for me, after that everything just seemed so highlighted to me. The banter and games between the two was fun to read, the heroine’s parents are funny but good parents, the hero is broken sure but there is more to it (don’t want to spoil it) but see how I am all over the place with my review? hat’s because that’s how I FELT through out the whole book after 35%. There is nothing wrong with it, I appreciate the author’s words and writing style, it just was a TOO MUCH of tug-pull for me. And I won’t lie but to me the hero was a little over boarder-line mean to her, and bless her heart the heroine was sweet, unsure and just wanted to live. I can’t spoil it but want to express another thing in the story just really don’t want to spoil it for anyone. That said, I really wish I wasn’t an emotional reader and over-invest myself but it is what it is, and unfortunately this one was not for me. I am sure it is a lot of people’s cup of tea, lots of ansgt, enemy-to and even very emotional towards the end with a preview for next. I really appreciate the author for sending me a paperback to enjoy and wish this book and her nothing but the best.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: Only my personal ones
Standalone/Series: Standalone
Type: All Tags on top of this page!

R E V I E W ➠ The Rivals by Vi Keeland




The feud between Weston Lockwood and me started at the altar.
Only neither of us attended the wedding, and the nuptials happened decades before either of us was born.
Our grandfathers had been best friends and business partners, at least up until my grandfather’s wedding day—when his bride-to-be blurted out she couldn’t marry him because she was also in love with Weston‘s grandfather.
The two men spent years fighting over Grace Copeland, who also happened to be their third business partner.  But in the end, neither man could steal half of her heart away from the other.
Eventually, they all went their separate ways. Our grandfathers married other women, and the two men became one of the biggest business rivals in history.
Our fathers continued the family tradition of feuding. And then Weston and I did, too.
For the most part, we kept as much distance as possible.
Until the day the woman who started the feud died—and unexpectedly left one of the most valuable hotels in the world to our grandfathers to share.
Now I’m stuck in a hotel with the man I was born to hate, trying to unravel the mess our families inherited.
As usual, it didn’t take long for us to be at each other’s throats.
Weston Lockwood was everything I hated: tall, smart, cocky, and too gorgeous for his own good.  We were fire and ice. 
But that shouldn’t be an issue. Our families were used to being at war. There was just one minor problem, though. Every time Weston and I fought, we somehow wound up in bed. 

RELEASE DATE: July 13, 2020

Not my first read by the author, I have read all her books and she’s a part of my BEGINNER TEAM, so it means I’ve been reading her books for years and probably will always read her books. Her writing style is to my liking in all of them and every time she comes out with a new book I get super excited!

Not your average office-romance, no these are not just 2 people that have known each other since they were young but they are part of the bigger rivalry for many years. Weston is a man that carries a lot of burden on his shoulder, the guilt, the unease, broken in a lot of ways. Very sexy tall, dark and handsome, yes, but broken. Sophia is a woman that learned her lesson at age 18, and never again. Or so she thinks, but lines can’t be blurred with the one man she despises, for many years, even if that’s what she has to keep telling herself. When they both fall on old ways, new ground rules are set. that only brought out the fun in the story, until well when all you know is to lie and hide people from yourself, does Weston fall on his old ways? This book is seriously ALL VI writing, so there is JUST that that you’ll love, it’s fun, the banter, sexual tension but also lies and betrayal. After all, was it all really fate?

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Standalone
Type: All Tags on top of this page!
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑

R E V I E W ➠ Liar Liar by Donna Alam




My first mistake?
Causing the sexy Frenchman a concussion.
My second?
Telling the hospital staff that I was his girlfriend.
In my defense, he didn’t speak English.
My third?
Taking him home, letting him sleep in my bed. Naked.
I never said I was Florence Nightingale . . .
He gave me a night I’ll never forget but when I wake, he’s already gone.
I tell myself it’s his loss, that I wasn’t expecting him to stay forever anyway,
And my life moves on.
I get a new job. A fresh start in a new country and I stop counting my mistakes.
Until those striking green eyes meet mine across the office,
And it all comes rushing back.
But he’s not that man anymore.
Gone are his jeans and his playful attitude.
Rich and powerful, he’s now sin in a suit.
And his English is perfect.
Were his kisses also lies? His caresses meaningless?
I feel like such a fool—I want to wrap my hands around his neck.
Though not to hug him,
Because the man is a force of nature.
A master manipulator.
He’s also my new boss.
And I already hate him.
The biggest lies are the ones we tell ourselves.

RELEASE DATE: July 19, 2020

Not my first read by the author, and I have read many on/off. So far it’s been 50/50 with the author’s books but I keep coming back because the ones I have loved I REALLY loved. This one was something different for me from the author.

I was on the fence about this one, it really started promising for me but the more I got into it the more I was feeling overwhelmed, it starts of in the US and migrates to France which I don’t have a problem with but I sadly have to say that there was TOO MUCH French and accent for me…I don’t mind it at all but this was overwhelming for me. The heroine is a easy going, sassy, true american and the hero is a Frenchman on a mission, rude, broody and very handsome. This is a office-romance type of feel, unfortunately I did not feel this one, just couldn’t connect fully, I kept trying to fully understand all the French and well the heroine just rubbed me wrong, she was just too simple and the hero there was huge potential there. *Just because it did not work for me doesn’t mean it won’t work for you.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Standalone
Type: All Tags on top of this page!

R E V I E W ➠ Mr. Knightsbridge by Louise Bay




Dexter Daniels prefers gems over women. Emeralds over girlfriends. Diamonds over marriage.
He might be the most successful jeweler of his generation, a loyal friend and some say the most handsome man in London, but his past means he doesn’t deal in love.
When Hollie Lumen enters the ballroom where exquisite royal jewels are on display, she brings Dexter’s world to a screeching halt. Despite her hand-me-down dress and borrowed shoes, Hollie is even more stunning than the jewelry. Feisty, funny and ferociously independent, she’s all Dexter can see.
Hollie Lumen can’t catch a break. She thought an internship in London was her chance to escape her responsibilities back in Oregon and for her dreams to come true. When she’s fired only a few weeks after touching down, she’s ready to give up and go home. Hollie never asks for help. She knows the only person she can rely on is herself.
So what’s she going to do about the tall, dark, handsome stranger who keeps rescuing her?
She’s going to rescue him right back.

RELEASE DATE: July 7, 2020

Not my first read by the author, and I just want to say that these covers are always so amazing starting with this series. Now I have not read book #1 in this series but that was okay because I got enough from this book to get me by! Glad I gave this a chance because this was a SWEET READ!

The favorite part of this for me was the flow of the story and book, the banter between friends, the different lifestyles but deep down same souls, the characters. Dexter comes from a gold spoon if you will and lives a different kind of life, but works really hard and that’s one of the characteristics I loved about him. Hollie couldn’t be more opposite but this is where when I said same souls, they really both have a lot in common just at different levels. I really loved them together, their chemistry, they just fit so well. And I gotta say, I haven’t read a lot of books by the author but this one with the hot steamy scenes, phew hot as fire guys, romantic enough but with a alpha/sexy kick! All in all I am glad I gave this a chance and most likely will be reading Book #1 even backwards yes but I definitely need to!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Book #2 from Series
Type: All Tags on top of this page!
Recommended: ☑

R E V I E W ➠ Ignite by Emma Renshaw




One night changed an entire town.
One girl changed my entire life.
After she left without saying goodbye, I never expected to see her again.
The fire that changed Hawk Valley was my first night on the job. She was my first save as a firefighter. But she wasn’t the first to walk out of my life without looking back.
She was just another number on that list.
I grew used to putting out sparks in my personal life, too. But when she came back, I couldn’t stop myself from chasing after her. Just a fling, we said. But where there’s smoke, there’s fire.
Of all people, I should have known that. It could never be casual with us. It was always going to become an inferno.
Until someone else put out the fire.

A portion of Emma Renshaw’s first week proceeds will be donated to the ALS Association in honor of George Gallegos, Emma’s uncle who died of ALS in February of 2019.

RELEASE DATE: July 21, 2020

Not my first read by the author, I fell in love with her books from book one i read. Also I have read the book #1 in this series, this can be read alone but definitely glad I did get to read the first one, plus the first one is equally amazing as this one!

The heroine is a broken shell, she comes from a family that cares more about status and money than the actual people in the family. She is very lucky to have her aunt who is more a mother to her than her own ever. When she was in high school there was an accident that left her scorched, she moved away also taking her aunt away from the one town she loved the most. Many years later when unfortunate circumstances bring her back, she is not sure she will survive being there.

The hero is a young man that equally comes from a broken family, except his in a way is worse. After being in the system and around, as soon as he was able to apply to be a firefighter, he took the chance. And that one night HIS FIRST night on the job, he saves a beautiful girl with clover colored eyes. The next days, she vanishes but not the memory of her. When the hero runs into the heroine again, he is stunned that seeing her after all these years still has the same affect. But she is only passing through, can these two fight for one another while fighting off the mysterious events occurring around them?!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Series Book #2
Type: All Tags on top of this page!
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑

R E V I E W ➠ Betting On Sin by Maria Ann Green




Greta has been here before. Like, literally. She was just in this Las Vegas penthouse a couple months ago. Back then she was meeting Finn, the handsome bachelor looking for love, on The Lock—the most popular reality dating TV show around. But when she was here last time she was dumped, and went home alone instead of engaged. Life sucks sometimes.
But, other times, that same life has a beautiful way of showing you why it sucked so hard before – so you can appreciate what comes next even more. Because now Greta is the next lucky bachelorette to have thirty or so men worshiping her while she breaks up with them one at a time. It’s weird to be recognized in public, and even weirder to have so many dudes fighting over her. Actually after just a couple days it’s kind of exhausting, especially when she’d rather send all but a couple of them home. Be careful what you wish for, right?
Throughout the whirlwind Greta spends more time with her personal cameraman, Oliver, than she does on Trysts with the guys she’s supposed to be falling in love with. And the more time she spends with Oliver the less she wants to spend with anyone else. Anyone. Even the guys here for her. It gets worse too. The fact that he’s behind the scenes instead of on the big screen…it’s not the only problem. He also has a girlfriend. And that’s a line Greta won’t cross. But she can’t stop wishing she’d met him before all of this craziness.
Will Greta get her head together long enough to focus on following the rules of the show, or will she screw up this second shot at love too?

RELEASE DATE: June 26, 2020

New to me author and books, I was approached by the author for a read/review and after reading over the information the blurb caught my eye. It was super interesting and new style for me, set up like a TV show I had so much fun reading this.

This one threw me for a total loop, it’s not my nor read and by that I mean you get a lot of characters in this since this is kind of like a TV show and you don’t know what to expect. It was a lot of fun to read to find out the heroine’s HEA..I don;t want to say too much to take away from the book but I am glad I gave this a chance and try.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Standalone
Type: All Tags on top of this page!
Recommended: ☑

R E V I E W ➠ Bestselling Bastard by Nicole Rodrigues




The king and queen of romance–Jenna Watson and Lorenzo Morgan. The “dirty duo” that makes you swoon, gets you hot and then melts your heart with the happily ever after.
Two newbie authors, one sketchy Instagram DM, a few phone calls, a drunken live video plotting out our next best seller and then BOOM!
Trending and on the radar of every publishing company in the industry, we make it–together. A best seller list, two literary agents and we’re cruising by for the next year…until we don’t.
Writer’s block hits and Lorenzo and I are forced to finally spend a whole weekend alone together, face to face, retreating to a cabin in the woods all weekend to bang out our next big hit. I don’t think our agents wanted us to bang out each other but that’s what happens. Over and over again on every damn inch of that cabin. Turns out those sexy scenes that Lorenzo writes have nothing on his real moves.
One weekend and then we’ll go back to being work partners, except nothing is the same. It’ll never be the same.

RELEASE DATE:

Not my first read by the author, she happens to be my #bookwifey and I have read all of her books. I was super excited for this one, and I have read a lot of the books from the Cocky World already. This was such a fun and Nikki style read! p.s. I also have had the privilege to make this cover and paperback cover for Nikki!!

This was an interesting and amazing idea, to put the hero and heroine being author’s it was a lot of fun to read if anything. Lorenzo really will heat things up, cocky, sexy, funny, smart and so damn handsome. Jenna was a little bit more of my favorite because she was sassy SO SASSY smart, witty, broken soul but funny and knows what she wants. The match between them was sizzling, sweet and romantic! It really melted my heart from page one to the end!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Standalone
Type: All Tags on top of this page!
Recommended: ☑

R E V I E W ➠ Lead Me Back by CD Reiss




A twist of fate proves wildly explosive in New York Times bestselling author CD Reiss’s smart and sexy Hollywood romance about the cost of running from your past to get to your dreams.
Cutting all ties, Kayla Montgomery drives cross-country to Los Angeles. New start. New life. And an unexpected new job: assistant to Justin Beckett.
The Justin Beckett.
The boy band rebel with the cocky attitude and dreamy bed head who casts a spell over his fans and tests the patience of his handlers.
Now at the peak of Mount Adulthood, he has to build a clean-cut, movie star image. It’s in his contract. No partying. No attitude. No groupies.
To tie it together, he needs a normal girl.
Suddenly, Kayla’s swept up in Justin’s glamorous world, and his arms. But the most dizzying thing is Justin himself. Sweet, generous, reliable, and as eager to shed his past as Kayla is hers.
About that…
Those ties she thought she’d cut? They’ve followed her across the country with her secrets in tow, and they’re about to test Kayla’s courage, Justin’s loyalty, and a love that wasn’t part of the deal.

RELEASE DATE: July 7, 2020

“I need to live the one life I have.” Pushing against my hands, I stood up. “I can’t let you take over. I won’t.”

Not my first read by the author but new enough where I have only read one other book by her. What caught me was the blurb and cover, glad I gave this a chance. Celebrity romance isn’t usually my go to, just something about it is too clique for me, this was a 50/50 for me, I had a little bit of a harder time connecting to it all.

What really did work for me was that I was captive to the story, I could feel it and relate to some too but again mostly it has to do because I don’t tend to read the trope and it’s over-read for me. Justin was NOT my favorite the entire book, to me he was too immature and yes he is young but it went over the line for me. I was able to predict the story line a little but again really want to express that the author’s words kept me captive.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Standalone
Type: All Tags on top of this page!