R E V I E W ➠ Take Me Away by Kelly Elliott


(Southern Bride #6)


When I’m not a test pilot flying for the U.S. Air Force, I can be found risking my life in other ways.
Skydiving. No problem.
Bungee jumping off a bridge. Like a pro.
Paragliding in Switzerland. Time of my life.
Zorbing in New Zealand. Fun as hell.
You see…all these life-risking adventures are not just a hobby for me, not just a way to pass the time. I need the adrenaline rush like I need my next breath. I’m addicted to it. It’s the only thing that allows me to bury my painful past—even if only for as long as it takes for me to come down from the high. All that matters is that I’m able to forget. And every heart-stopping moment of it was working…at least, until she appeared back in my life.
Both my worst nightmare and my wildest dream all wrapped up in one beautiful woman…a woman I was still very much in love with.
And that’s not the worst part…
Linnzi Cunningham has no idea who I am. She has no idea how intertwined our terrible pasts are—and for that, she is lucky.
She doesn’t remember the night when everything important in her life, everything that she lived for, was taken from her by the man who promised he would always protect her.
That man was me.
To love her is to forget she ever existed in my world.

RELEASE DATE: December 22, 2020

My mystery man.
The only man who had made me feel something for the first time in years.
The man I was finally able to put a face to in my nightly dreams.

-Linnzi

Not my first read of the author, and I have read all the books previously in the series. I absolutely LOVE this series! This one will hit you in ALL. THE. FEELS.

So the hero and heroine in this one has a huge history together, and I mean huge. That said, I don’t want to give out too much but just when you think you had it figure out, YOU DON’T. Believe me when I say that. Nolan the hero is the sweetest best man alive, I mean dream man…and Linnzi the heroine…was mature, sweet, beautiful and so lost. I knew they would break my heart in this but I didn’t know how much. From the build up to the peek, to everything in between and after…all the feelings. Their tragedy might be shared but their heart had complete different takes and ideas. It truly is a book to just dive into to and get lost with.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

TOP 2020 MUST READ!
Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Book 6 in Series
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R E V I E W ➠ Hard To Hold by K. Bromberg


(Play Hard #2)


The contract with Major League Soccer was supposed to help repair my damaged reputation
Then I discovered that I’d made a deal with the devil: the player I’m supposed to recruit is none other than the bad boy, star Premier League footballer, Rush McKenzie
British. Tattooed. Sexy. A man currently at the center of a huge scandal
The goal? To convince him to stay in the States
But what’s wrong with a little fun in the meantime? No strings. No sweet nothings. Just a way to pass the time while we’re both struggling to prove our true selves to the world
If someone found out our relationship was anything more than professional, it would only serve to prove all our critics right.
I never should have agreed to take the fall
But I did and I’m a man of my word
Even if it means risking everything I’ve worked for
The only bright side is Lennox Kincade
Gorgeous. Defiant. Rumor-tainted. Totally off-limits
Sharing a house with the gorgeous sports agent should have been a fun distraction from the turmoil. Someone to help pass the time while the tensions back home die down
But what started as nothing, ends up as something I never saw coming.

RELEASE DATE: December 1, 2020

Not my first read by the author, she is a favorite and I’ve read every single one of her books including book 1 in this series! This one took me by surprise!

So, this series definitely has a theme since it revolves sisters that each get their story. In book 1 I wasn’t fond of the overly strong heroine and we also get it here except this one is a rebel on top and very out going. So basically it’s more action and focusing on the story line. Which is fine, but it’s a turn off for me when the heroine is careless, rebel and just a ‘fun’ type of woman, takes away from the romance and little vulnerability for me. That said, here is what I enjoyed from this book I loved that the hero wears his heart on the sleeve, that the heroine may be strong and not a relationship but she really is trying to prove herself to make it in the world of men, the story line fits so well and smooth from book 1, that the hero and heroine when they have their “moments it melts my heart.

The hero ran away to the states to LAY LOW. I can’t say what happened but after an occurrence, he was told to lay low long story short he is here at the same location as the heroine who in fact herself was kind of thrown in the same area and around the same people for other reasons. watching these two dangle each other in front of each other then try to figure out their own reasonings along with trying NOT to fall for one another is an adventure on it’s own.  but after finishing it all, everything really isn’t as it seems, the heroine stubbornness but big secret heart and the hero’s slowness, it all won me over for good. The sweetest outcome after a long hard road filled with obstacles!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Book 2 in Series
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R E V I E W ➠ Not Average Vixen by Krista Sandor




It’s Dasher versus Rudolph with a little Vixen thrown in
A Christmas wedding is on the line in this steamy holiday romance from USA Today Bestselling Author Krista Sandor
Maid of honor, Bridget Dasher, didn’t think anything could ruin her sister’s Christmas Eve wedding…until she met the best man
Scratch that—the worst man
Don’t be fooled by his name. Soren Christopher Traeger-Rudolph—yep, Rudolph—is the Grinch of all groomsmen, and his plans for this wedding will only land him on the Naughty List
Or..
Her bed
Naughty reindeer games like you’ve never seen ensue when Rudolph brings out the Vixen in this Dasher.
With witty banter and laugh-out-loud moments, prepare to experience Christmas bliss in Not Your Average Vixen, an enemies-to-lovers holiday romance.

Author note: No reindeer were harmed in the writing of this book.

RELEASE DATE: December 9, 2020

Not my first read by the author, I have loved her books from the first one and feels like it’s been forever but it really hasn’t/ I love Krista’s writing style!

This was SO MUCH FUN TO READ! I absolutely loved the enemy-to and steamy-ness of this! Lot’s of laughter, heart and romance…Krista really brings out her fun and sexy side to writing. So what happens when you get snowed in with a hottie and end up having amazing, fun and sexy sex with the man there, then find out that he is the best-man AAAAND also trying to stop his little sister’s wedding? Well an adventure filled with everything Christmas, snow and fun! Krista really knows how to bring you into the book with the words, your imagination will run wild, the side characters will have you hooked as much as the hero and heroine. Warning this will warm your heart and bring out the Christmas spirit and all the feels out!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Standalone
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R E V I E W ➠ In For A Penny by Melissa Foster


(The Whiskeys: Dark Knights at Peaceful Harbor #7.5)


Friendships and family abound during a week of love, laughter, and happily ever afters. Catch up with your favorite characters and enjoy Bones and Sarah’s wedding while falling in love with the newest Whiskey-world couple, Penny Wilson and Scott Beckley in this Whiskey series novella.
When everything you want is right in front of you, but it’s still out of reach…
Penny Wilson has a successful business, more friends than a girl could ask for, and a boyfriend she’s madly and passionately in love with. Scott Beckley is honest, loyal, hands down the best lover on the planet, and absolutely gaga over his nieces and nephews. Scott’s a keeper…as long as Penny doesn’t ever want to hear those three magical words that would take their relationship to the next level. Scott escaped abusive parents at seventeen and was forced to find his way alone in the world. Even though it’s been more than a decade and he’s reunited with his estranged sisters and built a good life in Peaceful Harbor, Maryland, he’s still tortured by his past. Penny knows he loves her with everything he has, but for a girl who wants a family and a guy who is afraid of having one, love might not be enough.

RELEASE DATE: December 9, 2020

“I love you, Penny. You’re my soul mate, my best friends, my eye of the fucking storm,”

-Scott

Not my first read, I couldn’t even tell you how many of the author books I’ve read! That said you bet I have read all the books in the series so I was SOOO ready for this! It was the sweetest read!

This may have been shorter but filled with so much emotion! I was hanging on to every page, it was sweet, romantic, swoony with full of angst. Penny & Scott are a beautiful couple, they both harvest some pain from the past but the secrets and chip on Scott’s shoulder about certain outlooks in life…during their friend’s wedding, things get a little out of control and Penny is trying to get herself around the idea of being single. That is all I am saying, this was a rather very enjoyable read and just exactly what was needed! Beautiful addition to the Series!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: 7.5 Book in Series Novella
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R E V I E W ➠ Waiting On The Rain by Claudia Connor


(McKinney/Walker Brothers #3)


Being blind doesn’t hold Ava Bennet back in the least. With her work, her shopping, and public transportation within walking distance, she’s totally at home in the big city. But she’s not in the city now. Temporarily back in her small home town to help her father has her struggling in a big way.
 Luke Walker is done running from his troubled past. Finally home after years in the military, he’s ready to make amends with his family and set down some roots. But adapting to civilian life is much harder than he ever expected.
She has no intention of sticking around. He has no plans to run again. All they have is one month together. Will it be enough for Luke to prove he’s everything Ava needs—in light, in darkness, and most importantly, even in the rain?   

RELEASE DATE: December 31, 2020

She reached for the can, brushing her hand along his thigh as she did and jerked her hand back.
“Sorry. If you’re going to sit right beside me you run the risk of being touched.
Being touched? If she only knew how many times the thought of touching her again had crossed his mind.

Not my first read by the author. I actually found her before all my bookstagramming and blogging and fell in love from book 1 and I have read all her books since and always look forward to more. Her writing style is something I enjoy very much.

I don’t know where to start, I guess a little from the beginning. The hero LUKE is the 2nd oldest Walker Brother, also one of the twins. The Walker family is from Hannah who married a McKinley brother. So I have been waiting on Luke for soooo long and finally, it was EVERYTHING!

Luke is a former Army Ranger, in his early 40s and a man just existing but not sure if anyone really understands him. His broken is broken if that makes sense, he is just quiet sexy. He first sees Ava the heroine at his brother’s wedding, she was by the cookie table and looking a little…inebriated…or so he thought. When he approached her, it’s not what h would have guessed in thousands of years. Ava so beautiful, petite, long almost white blonde hair and the most palest blue eyes he has ever looked into. It was the sweetest meet ever, and I won’t tell you because you must experience it. Ava has a past that will have you shatter with her, I cried and then was angry…I may or may not have even suggested to Claudia to kill off a character “accidentally” there may be a lot of heartbreak in this but Luke’s SWOON moments mend that…I absolutely loved everything about this, my expectation for Luke’s story over exceeded, *sigh* I couldn’t get enough of it all. HIGHLY RECOMMEND this!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

A MUST READ!
Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Book 3 in Series
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R E V I E W ➠ Beyond The Roses by Monica James




To the outside world, my life is perfect.
I’m young and rich, and some may even say I’m beautiful. But I would give anything to be somebody else because after being extraordinary all my life, all I wish for is…silence.
My name is Lola Van Allen, and there’s no easy way to say it, but…I’m dying.
When my doctors reveal all hope is lost, I decide to spend the time I have left sharing my experience at Strawberry Fields, a summer camp for terminally ill children. No matter my fate, I yearn to make a difference.
Things are quiet and slow-moving until I meet him.
Dr. Roman Archibald.
From the moment our lives entwine, he pushes me until breaking point. But for someone who has nothing left to lose, I push back twice as hard. Roman challenges me in ways I never imagined, revealing things aren’t always what they seem.
This is my story…and how I got a second chance at life.

RELEASE DATE: November 11, 2020

Not my first read by the author and I am a huge fan of her books. This one about KILLED ME! Warning: have tissue and also if you’re already emotional, wait!

To say I was a mess would be an understatement, talk about emotional with heart and sweet, and beautiful, and DARK PAIN! I will say now like everyone else here, have tissue handy and you will get lost in the story beware! Lola and Roman’s love… I can’t even express or explain it. This is so raw that it will break your heart, feel everything and put you back together. I won’t say more because this is a DIVE IN type of book and I got to say Monica really umped the emotion and real-ness in this!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

A MUST READ!
Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Standalone
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R E V I E W ➠ Wicked Truth by Jodi Ellen Malpas


(Hunt Legacy Duology #2)


A desperate passion, a dangerous love story…
Eleanor Cole had no idea that when she met the charmingly irresistible Becker Hunt, she was putting her life on the line. So when she discovers his secrets, escape seems to be her only option – but Becker isn’t ready to let Eleanor go.
She knows better than to fall into his corrupt world again, but how long can she resist when he’s stolen her heart?
Eleanor must make a choice, to stay and follow Becker into the heart of the danger…or risk losing him forever!
Becker Hunt is back and this time he’s not letting Eleanor walk away…

RELEASE DATE: November 12, 2020

Not my first read by the author and luckily I have read the first part of this (not a standalone) and wow I do remember the ending of book 1 and I was SHOOOOOOOOOK! So I have been waiting on this to see what will happen! It did not disappoint!

The reason this story is incredible is that it takes you through a journey of two people, life happenings and love. When reading Jodi books you get lost fully into the book, this is one of them. Like I said earlier read together and beware of the book 1 ending and I gotta say I was not disappointed with the beginning of book 2! I loved both the characters, side characters a few I was not fond of and wouldn’t have been mad if they accidently fell off a roof. When I said adventure I mean ADVENTURE, the hero is not only alpha and sexy but smart SO SMART and sweet at times but also ruthless when needed. A genius. The heroine, at a certain time I had a little fuss with her because of her actions but putting myself in her shoes I think back and I’d act the same. I enjoyed this from page one in book 1 to the end. I won’t say too much because let me tell you when I say this needs no warning but just DIVE IN!

Adventure, excitement, romance, suspense, action…just plain brilliant!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Book 2 in Duo
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R E V I E W ➠ McKenzie’s Turn to Fall by Harlow James




“Hey, Cookie Monster.”
I’m not one for nicknames, but this one comes from the most attractive man I’ve ever seen, and I can’t say that I hate it, particularly because I do have an affliction for cookies.
It all started when I became obsessed with this idea of two people falling in love over food in the grocery store. They’d reach for the same item, a spark of electricity would follow, and they’d live happily ever after. The end.
That’s the idea I had for my next romance novel, but no matter how many times I tried to start the story, it fell flat. I needed to see it in action, so I started trolling my neighborhood grocery store, people-watching while eating cookies straight from the package.
And then he said hello.
Who is he, you ask?
The insanely hot and charming butcher from behind the meat counter.
Apparently, while I was watching people, hoping that they would fall in love, he was watching me.
With encouragement from my bold and borderline inappropriate best friend, I give in to his charm and agree to date the man. And suddenly, my creativity sparks as well.
I write love for a living without having experienced the head-over-heels type myself. Until Dylan shows me that that there are men out there that are real-life book boyfriends.
But love can’t always be easy, and conflict is almost guaranteed to arise.
I watch people fall in love. Write about it too. But this time, is it finally my turn to fall?

RELEASE DATE: November 8, 2020

“There have to be more people that fall in love over food.”

-McKenzie

Not my first read by the author, haven’t read a lot but so far from what I’ve read I have enjoyed. This one was a spur of a moment ARC and I am happy I had the chance. CAUTION: SUPER SWOON-Y

I wasn’t sure what to expect going into this, I really liked the cover and then read the blurb and fell in love. This is a very sweet, romantic, fun and easy read story. The hero is a butcher at the local grocery store and the heroine is a well known romance author. The heroine visits the same store every Tuesday to scope out a MEET CUTE to get her writing juices flowing and while she was watching couple, someone was watching her. But not in a creepy way haha no when hero actually already named her the ‘cookie monster’ that said, THEIR meet cute was so much better than anything the heroine could have watched.

What I loved about this book was both main characters including all the side, I wouldn’t be able to chose which one better. The heroine is a plus size confident woman and the hero is a YOUNGER man that absolutely loves not only the look of the heroine but after meeting her, he was hooked. There are slight conflicts, lots of SWOONING, sexy senses, the most amazing first kiss and if I had to be very specific the story was predictable including the peak of the story, but I still enjoyed it and was happy to see a different look on reverse age gap which aren’t usually my thing ever, I just haven’t found a book I enjoyed the younger hero but in this one he was very mature and super super sweet with the biggest heart.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Standalone
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R E V I E W ➠ Chasing The Moon by S.M. Soto




A modern-day retelling of the Greek Myth of Selene and Endymion.

He was the sun, and she was the moon. A love like theirs was never destined to last.
Selene Drake has always been the girl that blends into the background.
The wallflower.
Quiet.
Unnoticed.
Sweet as can be.
It never bothered her, she preferred slinking into the shadows.
When she first laid eyes on Endymion Black, she fell irrevocably in love with him.
The bad boy.
Cold.
Distant.
Handsome as ever.
For years, she pined after the unattainable boy who had somehow burrowed his way into her heart.
Until everything changed.
One unforgettable night bridled with passion and forbidden lust destroyed her naïve heart and reshaped her innocent soul. It sent her fleeing from the only town she’d ever truly known.
Six years later, Selene is back in Dunsmuir and the boy she spent years loving in silence, has now turned into a man. A man with his sights set on her. Somehow, the tables have turned, and this time around, he’s the one doing the chasing, determined to claim her heart as his. Only, he doesn’t realize, she has a secret of her own.
One with the potential to change their lives forever.

Chasing the Moon is a full-length standalone romance with a guaranteed HEA.

RELEASE DATE: October 28, 2020

Not my first read by the author but I have not read a lot of her books, this one took me by surprise in the best way!

This was so beautiful and captive, I couldn’t stop reading. Selene and Endymion are as unique as this story and love. Second-chances are my favorite so I was super excited, you add a little small-town and lots of thrill…and I’m in. The connection between the hero and heroine will have you gripping to every page, the way the author told this story really wow-ed me! I don’t want to give out too much but express how this story and these two made me feel, every chapter I wanted to read faster but also slow down so it does not end. Highly recommend this beautiful emotional and sweet story!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Standalone
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R E V I E W ➠ Far From Destined by Carrie Ann Ryan


(Promise Me #3)


Macon Brady remembers every moment he lay on the ground, a bullet in his chest, his life bleeding out with each pulse. Yet his nightmares aren’t the only thing keeping him up at night
Dakota Bristol left her ex with nothing but the clothes on her back and her child in her arms. She’s been hurt before and wants nothing to do with the shadows in Macon’s eyes. The problem? Her son loves him, and the more time she spends with the man, the more she’s afraid she’ll come to love him just as much
Danger always comes back to haunt those who run. It was a lesson Dakota learned before. Now, it might be the man she refuses to fall for who makes the greatest sacrifice of all.

RELEASE DATE: October 27, 2020

Not my first read by the author. Not my first read by the author, this is my first in the series and holy molly did I fall in love! I really loved this type of trope and it gripped me from the beginning. These two were meant to be and i loved them together through it all.

Dakota Bristol was beautiful to get to know, something about her really had me hooked from the start. She’s a Single-Mom Coffee Shop owner and a woman that just is liked. Macon Brady our hero is everything. Broken, sweet, funny, handsome and just exactly what Dakota never saw coming. These two had it set to friends only, they tried their hardest but something did form between them, but how to you make that turn into a relationship from two people who have a heavy past and a complicated life as it is. The journey to that is thrilling, fun, sweet, romantic and sexy!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Book 3 in Series
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