R E V I E W ➠ Cruel Beloved by T.L. Smith




Sign on the dotted line…
I, Carla Star, agree to marry you, Corton Whiskey, on the date supplied in the attached contract. In signing this document, I agree that I shall not, by any means, try to break this contract. I understand that if I do, the envelope held in escrow will be released to the parties identified within the contract, and I shall forfeit my right to the privacy currently afforded to me by the aforementioned Mr. Corton Whiskey.
Aubrey Bateman
Lawyer acting on behalf of Mr. Whiskey
I received this contract, hand-delivered, and I’m now staring at it in disbelief. Me, the daughter of a senator, is being bribed by a one-night stand.
If he thinks he can blackmail me with his perversions, he can damn well think again.

RELEASE DATE: May 31, 2020

Not my first read by the author and I’ve read a a lot of them, so I really wans’t sure what to expect going in this and I gotta say she definitely kept to her type of writing style.

This is a twisted story if you will, Whiskey is definitely the hero but the villain too, this is a usual type of writing for the author and so I was expecting that but he was cruel at one point or another, if it wasn’t for the heroine I’m not sure i could really click with the book. She was very strong and took no shit.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: Can’t say because it would be spoilers.
Standalone/Series: Standalone
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R E V I E W ➠ Pin-Up Pilot by Claire Raye




Alexa Purdy has sworn off men and he’s her worst nightmare.
Arrogant and flirtatious, and now International Airlines’ newest pilot, Jake Campbell has a panty-dropping smile and a body to match. But he’s no match for Alexa’s cold heart.
Plagued by a bad reputation and a bitter divorce, Alexa is determined to make a name for herself outside of the bedroom. As International Airlines’ only female pilot, she’s had to work twice as hard and she won’t let someone like Jake bring her down.
But she’s surprised to find he’s nothing like she expected him to be. Even more surprising is her growing attraction to him and his obvious attraction to her—an attraction that causes her to question whether swearing off men is such a good idea after all.
But when Jake’s past resurfaces, she realizes getting close to him may be her biggest mistake of all.

RELEASE DATE: May 31, 2020

You are the crayons to my coloring book…

Not my first read by the author, although I haven’t read many but the ones I have, I enjoyed. This was a little bit different for me, I usually do not like overly-strong heroines but this one was a mellow one for me. Now a little about my isse with overly-strong heroines they usually come with weaker hero’s and that’s a turn off. That said, that’s my personal feelings, doesn’t mean you or anyone else will not love it. That also said, the original PlayBoy Pilot wasn’t my absolute favorite to begin with.

The heroine Alexa is a very strong heroine, that knows what she wants and fights for it. Jake is a handsome but very cocky man with the sexiest accent. They both bud-heads they both have strong personalities and even though they clash but together they are fire! It’s a story of a fight, a fight for both of them together but for themselves and what’s right!

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

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

R E V I E W ➠ Lucky In Love by Kelly Elliott




When it comes to luck, I’m on the wrong end of the good side with more mishaps than I care to remember. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a happy guy: single, decent looking, wealthy, with a waiting list of people who want me to make their kid’s dreams come true with my custom-designed playhouses.
My life was exactly how I wanted it to be. That is, until Saryn Night walked back into my life with the intention of firing me. Good luck with that. One strong-headed, opinionated woman with a three-year-old little girl had turned my world upside down within five minutes. The moment they stormed into my office — bright blue eyes, curly brown hair, and a smile that would make any man fall to his knees, and that was just the daughter — I knew I was in for one wild ride that was guaranteed to turn my luck completely around.
Now, for once in my life, I found myself thinking that maybe, just maybe, I could finally be Lucky in Love.

RELEASE DATE: June 9, 2020

Not my first read by the author and I have read the previous series books.

This was a hard book for me to read because it contained MY TRIGGERS and a pretty big one, so to say the start was pretty hard is very right. I will only say this about this trigger, it’s a hard feeling i get and i invest myself in all my readings. that said, the idea of the hero or heroine having relations with other people and it goes a little into detail and or they admit it, rubs me the wrong way. This is my personal way, doesn’t mean its negative i just can’t feeling wise turn it off. So yes it was a hard read but i very much enjoyed it because of the heroines little girl. Towards the ending of course also.
The hero is a well known playhouse builder and the heroine is a divorcee who moved back with her family afterwards.  Her mother hires the hero in hopes to hook them up but unfortunately that backfired. It’s a cat and mouse game with these two and the sweetest part of it all is the hero with the little princess. I’m glad I gave this a shot even with the beginning hick up.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: My Trigger (explained in review)
Standalone/Series: Book #4
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Recommended: ☑

R E V I E W ➠ Filthy Firefighter by Emma Louise




He looks like he belongs on stage, stripping out of his firefighter uniform, not running into a burning building to save me. But thank God he did.
When the smoke clears and my eyes focus on my savior, one look at his gorgeous face and tattoo-covered muscles, I know he’ll be too much for me to handle. It’s a good thing I never have to see him again, right?
Except, losing my home in a fire means finding somewhere new to live, and guess who just happens to be my new roommate? Hayden Flynn. The filthy-talking firefighter who’s been front and center of all of my dreams lately.
Our attraction is undeniable, but it’s the adventures he takes me on that has me falling for him, each new experience chipping away at the wall I’ve been hiding behind.
He wasn’t supposed to see past my scars.
He wasn’t supposed to break me apart piece by piece, then put me back together again.
He was just supposed to be a firefighter. I didn’t expect him to end up saving my life, in more ways than one.
Filthy Firefighter is a standalone story- inspired by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward’s Cocky Bastard. It’s published as part of the Cocky Hero Club world, a series of original works, written by various authors, and inspired by Keeland and Ward’s New York Times bestselling series.

RELEASE DATE: May 31, 2020

Not my first read by the author but it has been a long time since I’ve read one of her books. This was one where I had mixed feeling about. And here’s why:

I know this was from just the beginning but it rubbed me the wrong way. The heroine is in a happy and actually seemed beautiful relationship with not hero and she ends it just because actually I wasn’t sure how to take her leaving him. It just started off wrong for the for the rest of the book. I will say that this book was pretty deep, some emotions will be brought out and the hero is very handsome and brave and everything…just couldn’t get myself into the book fully!

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: Addiction
Standalone/Series: Standalone
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R E V I E W ➠ Layover Lover by Jeannine Colette & Lauren Runow




Flying the friendly skies has been more than just a job to me. It’s my home.
Ten years ago I ran away from everything I’ve known and vowed never to return. That is until my flight is canceled due to weather, and I’m stuck in San Francisco.
Fate is not on my side when I end up in an Uber rideshare with the one man I thought I’d never see again.
Zack Hunt was my high school sweetheart, and the boy I walked away from without a note saying goodbye. Except, he’s no longer a boy. No, this man is gorgeous, intense, and heated at the sight of me.
The anger searing off him is nothing compared to the way my heart pounds from seeing him again. Words are said. Feelings are crushed. But when he invites me into his bar to hash out our past, I find myself following him in, desperate for more.
The line between past and present is blurred when Zack challenges me to a dare—come back home with him to see what I walked away from.
Call me a glutton for punishment, but I do.
Then I challenge him right back to live a day in my shoes.
We drive home to rediscover the past
We fly abroad to live in the present.
When we stop moving, we realize we may never have a future.
Layover Lover is a second chance romance, aligned by fate. Can two lost souls really find love again on a layover? Or do they need to keep flying?

RELEASE DATE: May 31, 2020

“You’re a goddamn sire. A temptress. And I have no control.”

-Zack

Not my first read by either author and I have to say that I have loved everything I have read by them together or alone. So it comes with heavy heart when I have to say that this was not my cup of tea, and I’ll explain why.

I want to start off by saying that i am not a big fan of the hero pinning after the heroine in any type of shape or form, that said this unfortunately was not my cup of tea if you will. I have huge respect for the authors and have read their books before but I just could not get into liking the heroine here is why: she did not budge not even a milometer…it made me feel sorry for the hero and that’s a turn off. I get that she is a flight attendant but there was no budging even after the hero gave a lot AND HE GAVE A LOT, ALWAYS! Not a bad thing just my personal opinion and feelings. I wish the authors nothing but the best always.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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

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




Buried secrets never stay hidden in the South.
Savannah
I’m the one who broke up the golden couple. The woman people still whisper about, point at, and give dirty looks to.
Did I sleep with the prom king? No. Did I sleep with the town’s golden boy on vacation from college? Yes.
Did I believe that he was going to marry me? Wholeheartedly.
Did he? Not even close. He got engaged right in front of me and then his father threw two hundred dollars at me and told me to take the trash out.
So, I raised my son in a town where people love him because they think that his father is the sheriff.
It was going great, everything was working out till my lie got out.
Beau
I was getting ready to take over the mayoral office from my father, who was my hero.
Until I heard the secret he hoped would stay buried forever.
My brother has a son, not just any son but a son with the woman who was my best friend.
The woman I secretly have loved from the moment she stood up to me and broke my nose in kindergarten.
I need to protect her and in order to do that, we need to get married.
Too bad her nightmare is my dream come true.

RELEASE DATE: May 19, 2020

Not my first read by the author and I have read every book in this series. Also Natasha happens to be one of my favorite author’s. I knew from Book #1 that if Savannah would to get a story how it would kind of go but I have mixed feeling about this one.

So I don’t know if this will ruin it fi you haven’t read book one but I hope you’re not starting with Book 3 since they are intertwined, so Savannah is from Book 1 where after watching Beau her love of her life (but he never knew) date around and be with other woman makes the biggest mistake of her life, and sleeps with his brother…his horrible POS brother LIAM. Anyways, what happens is that hero Jacob from book #1 who is the best friend of Beau, takes the responsibility on and say that it was his kid with Savannah. They lived with the lie for many years until at end of Book 2 the cat gets spilled out of the bag. Book 3 starts off with a bang and Beau finally finds out the truth and is livid. He hurts Savannah where honestly I think she deserved it, and more. I didn’t like Savannah from book 1 and having to come to term that this is her story i had mixed feelings. On one hand i wanted to like it but then I remembered she tore apart one brother’s relationship, and tore two best friends apart (for a while) it just rubbed me the wrong way. I couldn’t feel pitty for her in any sense. The ending mellowed me a little but not enough for me to really LOVE this book.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: N/A
Standalone/Series: Book #3
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Recommended: ☑

R E V I E W ➠ Fight For Me by Corinne Michaels




I fell in love with Sydney Hastings when I was ten years old.
At sixteen, we whispered promises of forever.
When I was twenty-two I broke them all. I left her and promised never to return.
After my father’s death, I’m forced to go home to Sugarloaf for six months. She’ll be everywhere, no longer just in my memories and regrets. 
When we’re together, it’s as though time never stopped. She’s still the one I want, but I don’t deserve her. Instead of apologizing, I take that beautiful, broken woman in my arms. But after that, it’s her turn to leave me. 
Now I have to fight. For her. For us. For the life we both want …

RELEASE DATE: May 19, 2020

Her head is in my hands, and my heart is at her feet. She has no idea how badly I want to be the man she still sees.
-Declan


Not my first read by the author or last, I’ve been a huge fan for many years. I was WAITING FOR DECLAN gah *sigh* absolutely everything about it kept me captivated through out the whole book. What a start…and then I finished it and I am now asking myself what in the heck just happened? Wha…why? *breathing*

Well this will be really hard to keep spoiler free but I shall. If you’ve read book one you know this was going to be a second-chance and if you didn’t, now you know. It was so intense to a point I wanted to throw my kindle, then it just took a turn and BAM, I was balling my eyes out into my chips I was eating. It feels like I just got off a roller coaster ride and wasn’t sure that I ever even got on one. It was intense, heart-breakingly beautiful, angsty, sorrow and romantic in it’s own way! You kind of come out breathing little faster, but by gosh did it mend my heart! You don’t want to miss Declan and Sydney’s story…one for the books!!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

TOP 2020 MUST READ!
Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: N/A
Standalone/Series: Book #2
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Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑

R E V I E W ➠ Clutch Player by Nikki Ash




Clutch player: an athlete who is good under pressure and performs highly impossible plays in a quick and almost impossible amount of time.
Harper
I fell in love when I was sixteen. Landon was my entire world and I thought he would be my forever. But I was young and dumb, and with one error in judgement, I destroyed any chance of a future we could’ve had together, along with our hearts.
Twelve years later and I’m going through the motions of life, but not actually living. Which is why I let my friends, Bridget and Simon, set me up on a blind date. Turns out, it’s not so blind after all. Because the man sitting in front of me is the same man who’s held onto my heart all these years.
Landon
They call me a Clutch Player because I’m good under pressure and quick on my feet. I was also quick to fall in love. The first time it was with baseball, the second was with Harper. And for a short time I had them both.
Until I lost Harper and all I had left was baseball.
For years, I focused on my career. I had accepted that baseball was my one true love.
Until I saw her again. I never imagined we’d ever get a second chance, but now that she’s sitting right across from me, I know there’s no way in hell I’m going to let her go again.

RELEASE DATE: May 17, 2020

“It’s us, Harp. It feels like this because it’s you and me.”

Not my first read by the author but it has been a while, I really really loved this one too. The romance on this was off the roof, you will fall in love with the hero instantly…this is a heartbreaking story of mistakes being made, misunderstanding and priorities being thrown around instead of organized. Sweet, beautiful, sizzling and captivating. It went really well with the Cocky Books and your heart will melt with the epilogue!!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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

R E V I E W ➠ Sexy Suit by J.J. Croix




When I met Ryan, I might’ve been trying to break into his basement.
It was for a good cause. I swear. Also, my dog broke in first.
Ryan Blake is jaw-dropping handsome, wealthy & cocky. Not quite my type. By some miracle, he doesn’t call the police on me when he catches me trying to rescue my dog. He even fetches a doctor for me. Don’t ask why.
I don’t figure I’ll see him again. Then, I do. Then, he kisses me. Once. Twice. Is three times the charm? To be honest, I swooned at the first kiss.
All swooning aside, we are seriously opposites. I wear cowboy boots and skirts. He wears suits and ties. He’s all New York City. I’m a Southern girl looking for a new start. We even talk at different speeds.
The list of things I don’t expect from Ryan is long. I don’t expect him to think twice about me. I don’t expect him to nearly bring me to my knees with a look. I don’t expect him to be so much more than I ever imagined.
I absolutely don’t expect to fall for him. So hard I’m skidding sideways just to catch my balance.

RELEASE DATE: May 17, 2020

This is a NEW TO ME AUTHOR and BOOKS! Not only that but also this is a new group as I call it, from the Cocky Hero Club all based on the wonderful Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward books. So you know I was super excited to read this!

this was something else, i was drawn to both the hero and heroine something about them individually but together…i was swooning, laughing, wanting, needing…loved Bernard the most of course, little cute burgular. one sexy suit and one beautiful country girl, total.oposites but not only do they attract but are fire together. the hero will leave you wanting more and the heroine to be more like her. beautiful story and so far happens to be one of my favorites, you get a little glipse of Ida as well. all around fun, sweet, captivating story.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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

R E V I E W ➠ That’s The Way I Love You by Carrie Aarons




Savannah
This town ain’t big enough for the two of us.
Which is why I left.
I was determined never to return to Hale, Texas. But when my new life in the Big Apple throws me a curve ball, I have to go back to tie up loose ends. One of those being him.
Jason Whitney was my first everything. Kiss, love, epic heartbreak. He shattered my world once upon a time, and apparently, he’s not done yet.
With old demons lurking around every corner, hightailing it out of my hometown is at the top of my list. Complete my unfinished business, and I get to leave any memory of my country existence behind.
Only, with each day I spend in it, with each moment I spend with him, I’m turning back into the girl who laid in the tall grass and swam in the creek all those years ago.
And I’m not sure that who I was is ready to let me go again.
Jason
We drew a line down the middle, and neither of us has crossed it.
That is, until Savannah Reese blew back into our hometown.
The day my high school sweetheart left, she took my whole heart with her. We promised each other forever, made plans that only teenagers could believe in, and crashed and burned on the grandest of scales.
When Savannah last saw me, I was a disgraced high school athlete. All washed up, I took it out on the only person who loved me. Then her world really fell apart, and I was too selfish to care.
Now she’s back, ready to sell the only remaining thing tying us to each other. I’ve been breaking my back for the last ten years not to think about her, not to be reminded of the love we shared.
But now that she’s right here, it’s impossible to forget how we used to be. Or let go of what we still are.

RELEASE DATE: May 14, 2020

Not my first read by the author, I have read enough of her books to understand and know her writing style so what I expected from this book is exactly what was delivered. She has a way of just sweetening up the story and characters in the best ways possible. This will make you feel warm all over!

I want to say right off the bat that I LOVED THE HERO Jason, oh my gosh I want to keep him forever please!! Countryman ALERT! I mean even from the get-go i just was drawn to him. Carrie really knows how to write bookboyfriends! Now the heroine I had a little bit of a harder time connecting to from the beginning, just from the type of person she came out to be as…it took me a little into the book to warm up to her more, after all she did turn into a sweet person after everything that she has been through had went through with the hero…i can say that through out the book she KEEP IMPROVING and improving herself the most! This was the sweetest-burn!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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