R E V I E W ➠ Charming Co-Worker by Jeannine Colette and Lauren Runow




All I want for Christmas is Branson Ford
I’ve been starry-eyed for my handsome boss since the day I started working for him at Empire Media. Problem is, he doesn’t see me as anything more than his sweet assistant
I need help becoming a vixen. I need someone to teach me how to be sensual, how to be desired, and how to get the man I’ve pined over for the last two years. So, I enlist the help of my co-worker
My very sexy, very charming co-worker, Hunter Johnstone
Hunter loves the thrill of the chase. He’s spontaneous, honest, and just the man I need for a lesson in passion. When he suggests we start a fake relationship, I think he’s crazy, but who am I to question his jealousy-inducing ways
His little trick works—maybe too well. The line between friends and lovers is blurred, but maybe that’s because it was never really there. And just as I’m about to start seeing clearly, my Christmas wish comes true.

RELEASE DATE: November 23, 2020

Not my first read by the ladies! I have been excited for this one, a good rom-com is always something on my radar!

What I loved about this, yes it may have been part a rom-com but the SWEET in this was very high and I swooned equally. All Katie want’s is for her boos to see her more than the SWEET little assistant, so she sets out a plan or rather get’s some help/ In comes Hunter who is handsome, sweet funny, loyal and determined. I enjoyed every page, side characters and the story line of this. One sitting read!

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 ➠ Pass Interference by Shanna Swanson


(The Gods of the Gridiron #3)


The god of the seas, Poseidon , is known for unleashing the Kraken
Paxton Guthrie, aka Poseidon, is in the prime of his young life. He’s one of the best linebackers in the league and has a carefree attitude that rivals his chosen profession
When a charity date takes place and he’s the raffle prize for the lovely, diehard #52 fan and local historian, Rebecca Ryan, a promising night on the town ensues. But these two unsuspecting souls are in for the surprise of their lives after the media catches them red-handed in a compromising position
All bets are off as they must fake an impromptu engagement, deal with their angry friends and families, and “play house” while the Gladiators’ reputation hangs in the balance… along with the real possibility of a Super Bowl
But Poseidon never imagined he would find his Amphitrite before he was ready! And neither the sweet-spoken Irish lass nor the jealous god himself anticipated falling in love
Their characters aren’t the only things at stake here. Family ties are perhaps sturdier than anything the Greek gods can invoke. PASS INTERFERENCE must be run in this instance—even if it’s from the defense
Will Pax and Becca’s love be strong enough to withstand a raging ocean of mistrust or is the arrogance of the sea god enough to knock him off his pedestal on Mt. Olympus?

RELEASE DATE: October 23, 2020

Not my first read by the author and I have read all the books previously in this series!

This one was INTENSE! That said, I mean that in a goo way and also Shanna really just wowes you with her characters because there isn’t one that is badly written or expressed. Again, I fell in love with the hero and heroine equally along with the side characters. This intense and sweet book really took me by surprise, Just what I needed from this series. When a one date turns into a long fake engagement for the right cause, neither of them thought what would come out of it. We have the hero Paxton aka Poseidon who is living his best life, care-free of relationship and a playboy…and the heroine Rebecca who I really loved her because she was shy but sweet and cute and nerdy and of course so in love with this football player with the # 52. They truly jumped into this without even thinking of the outcome but what comes out of it is TRULY BEAUTIFUL! Fake it till you make it, right?!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Book 3 in Series
Type: All Tags on top of this page!
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑

R E V I E W ➠ The Devil’s Crown Part II by Monica James


(The Devil’s Crown #2)


With the enemy dead, my throne awaits my return. But the reason I’m still standing is being held captive by another foe.
I’ll move heaven and hell to find her, but when I do, everything changes forever. Ella is broken, broken because of me.
The only way to save her is to return to the ruthless leader I once was.
A war has been waged, and to win, I need to kill every last traitor and rebuild my kingdom to make her feel safe once more.
However, this war is like no other. And my enemy won’t stop until one of us is dead. But he doesn’t stand a chance. None of them do.
I’m a bad man. And I’m okay with that.
This is my world.
My rules.
I’m the goddamn king, and it’s time to adjust my crown.

RELEASE DATE: September 21, 2020

His kisses are nothing I’ve experienced before.
He takes my breath away, but I’d happily expire because I can never get enough of him,

-Ella

Not my first read by the author and I have read plenty to say that I love her works. Her Dark Romance way is on another level. That said I love you Monica but my god was the first 20% of this HARD for me to read. I won’t lie but I am kind of sick of Willow and Saint in all this and was hoping they’d fade away and not have to be involved especially her like she did. It truly to my bone made me sick, I’m sorry to have to say all this but it’s the truth and I absolutely hate anything related to the hero or heroine willingly and in front of one another be with other people, I know it’s a dark romance but I won’t lie when I was expecting less of that in this book so the first 20% was hard to swallow down and I had to take a break from reading for me to calm down. Maybe I invest too much in the characters but that type of stuff is a HUGE HUGE HUGE turn off for me. That was so not necessary in my mind. I’m going to need a hot minute to be able to continue but I pray that it doesn’t get bigger into THIS than it did.

Okay at 30% and I take it back what I saw was horrific but what happened to Ella in that bedroom, I think I actually threw up in my mouth, that was utterly disgusting. I don’t even know if I want to go on after this…I’m sorry after she realized her plan backfired I would have blown my cover or I don’t know tried harder but that THAT was fucking disgusting to read in all the levels, I felt bad for her but I was more disgusted!

Oh God Alek, you failed Ella so hard ;'( and poor Ella you plan backfired with life. *sad sigh*

This is not going to be a pretty review because I can”t emphasize enough how much I feel like this is just a 2 book continuance of All The Pretty Things because I was already annoyed with how much Saint and Willow were in part 1 and now this, this took it to another level. I get it I do but to be honest I was over Saint and Willow with their books and was okay to see them in Book 1 but did not expect them to be this much THIS MUCH in book 2 already, I roll my eyes every time he shows so much affection to Willow and that kiss, EW no I don’t care who you are but that was not necessary not was it in any way sad or accepted, to me that is. I am not a happy camper and only barely at 40% which sucks because I was really looking forward to the conclusion of ALEK & ELLA but what I got so far is I don’t know, I honestly don’t know. I jut can’t justify their love because I thought we were past that but keep coming back to it. I personally could not focus on Alek or Ella for the whole 40% of the book.

The worse part for me in all this is that right now at 56% I can’t form feelings for both of them, too much has happened and when i mean too much i mean A LOT and I just can’t how do I express it, I can;t feel the connection between Alek and Ella anymore…which to me makes it like i’m just reading words. That beginning really shook me and I am now here lost…as they seem to be. The boat situation was kind of slow going and I can’t get the romance feeling anymore which really sucks because I was SO LOOKING FORWARD to that here…all I feel right now if whiplash from the yacht situation.

Now getting loser to the end and I gotta say one thing I AM A EMOTIONAL READER I really invest myself into these characters that’s why my reviews are different, I tend to review as I read because of my emotions and this proves it. But I haven’t been disappointed in a while and it has noting to do with the author’s writing but the scenes, outcomes, characters…just plain was not ready for this and not in a good way. The scene on the yacht after the kids ordeal (you’ll see what I mean) really had me baffled due to the fact of what had just happened and on top of that what Ella told Alek and then the outcome to be what THEY DID, I honestly can’t say I felt the love, the compassion, the romance…nothing. It felt unreal to me just words and I hate it because the beginning really messed me up. The best part about this so far is that once they are THEM in a way I remind myself back to when they first met and their chase and their connection…some really trigger y moments in this and some personal ones, so that of course played a deal too. But I am going in to finish this and will be back with a last paragraph to conclude my review, sorry it’s so long I just WANT to feel it but can’t seem to get over it.

The last 25ish % were back to business, action, revenges, killing, blood shed, romance, darkness…it grabs you again or it grabbed me again, the plans the outcomes, it was all so familiar and I started to get the feeling again which of course was caused because of Alek and Ella of course. I did not see the outcome it was rather intense and definitely if you are not into bloodshed and the DARK it will be quiet a show. The fight for love may not have come easy or conventional to Alek and Ella but still breathtaking. To conclude it all now that I am so conflicted because the ending really got me really got me I even cried but the beginning messed me up so much, I am conflicted. I want you to know reading this review that this is with a heavy heart giving this a 4.5 stars but I am true to myself and to me this dark line crossed over a little too far for me at times. My opinions and feelings just expressing them, doesn’t mean it isn’t for you this is mere look into my feelings towards reading it from page one to end. P.s. there is no epilogue unless I missed it somehow, wish there was a little more of a conclusion unless we are also getting something additional.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥
Triggers: Death/killing, Blood, Hero/Heroine with other characters
Standalone/Series: Part two of a Duo
Type: All Tags on top of this page!
Recommended: ☑

R E V I E W ➠ Flirting with 40 by K. Bromberg




RELEASE DATE: September 15, 2020

Not my first read by the author and I have to be honest I was a little worried about reading this because I really do not like the hero to be the younger one. At the beginning I was set to put it into a category but the more I read the more I freaking fell in love with Slade. My god did I fall hard!

This is not your typical hero younger heroine older romance because it’s so much more. Not only does the heroine in here gain everything back mainly herself thanks for the hero but she teaches him a few things along the way. The hero is a 31 year old that is a new Cardiac Surgeon and the heroine is a 39 year old woman working for the came company looking for that promotion, a company that wants to take it back or rather forward tot he youth. She is a divorcee to a man that not only didn’t know her but also left her for a younger woman who is her identical twin almost. When she ends up in a bar alone trying to nurse her no not broken heart but the new manager hired, who is out to get her…Slade slides in just as he belonged there from the beginning. Their conversation is not to typical and when she meant to blow him off to leave her alone because why would a younger very sexy man want to be talking to her old grumpy ass she is surprised to learn quick that Slade is not a push over and a man who is genuinely a good human being. These two get into all kinds of trouble and the main kind of it all, the love trouble. I can’t say more because honestly this is a book to live through…I promise you that you will LOVE this no matter what type of reader you are. It’s fun, flirty, genuine, romantic, funny, heart breaking, sweet…it has it all. I am so happy I gave this my all because I got all from it. p.s. beware of their stolen kisses, stolen touches and the real real feeling of two people genuinely interested in one another and the BUTTERFLIES!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

TOP 2020 MUST READ!
Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Standalone
Type: All Tags on top of this page!
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑

R E V I E W ➠ Pants On Fire by Lacey Black




Cricket
Success is what you make of it. That’s my motto and the premise of my speech; the one I’m heading back to Southern Illinois University to give at my college alumni reunion. As the morning co-host of Good Morning, San Francisco, I was asked to be one of the keynote speakers, and while I’m honored to do so, there’s only one problem. The other speaker is Danny Ohara, my former boyfriend. Throw in an issue with my credit card that leaves me stuck at the airport, no rental car in sight, until a familiar face appears like a guardian angel in sexy black glasses.
Here’s my dilemma with my attraction to Rueben Rigsby, my airport savior and old friend from college: I’m not supposed to be attracted to him. At all. He’s my ex’s former roommate. Yet that doesn’t stop my big mouth from lying about the status of our relationship when we come face-to-face with said former roommate. As in, we have one.
Together.
Ruebe
I don’t know why I agreed to come back to SIU for the alumni reunion, but I’m damn sure glad I did. When I found the familiar face stranded at the airport, I readily agreed to give her a ride. It’s great to catch up with Cricket Hill, as we make our way back to the place we ultimately met. What I’m not prepared for is this overwhelming attraction I feel for her. I’m not supposed to notice how amazing her butt looks in a pair of black yoga pants. She’s a friend. Period
But Cricket has other plans. When she lies about our budding relationship to my former roommate and her ex, I have no choice but to go along with it to save face. I have to pretend to be her boyfriend. I mean, it’s one little white lie, right?

RELEASE DATE: April 7, 2020

Not my first read by the author, and I got this book in preparation for another.

Cricket and Reuben have been friends for a decade, and their relationship has always been platonic until one day turned into Reuben ending up being Crickets boyfriend and line get blurred. Just when you least expect it, love has a way of finding each persona and bringing them together even if it’s in hard circumstances, some funny…but this turned out to be a beautiful slow burn I enjoyed very much!

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 ➠ Drive Me Wild by Melanie Harlow




When Blair Beaufort literally crashes into Bellamy Creek wearing a ball gown and a tiara, I should have towed her car, said goodnight, and sent her packing
I’m a mechanic, not a hotel manager. I’ve got enough on my plate trying to keep my shop from going under, my overbearing mother off my back, and my baseball team in contention for the league championship. I don’t have time for a former debutante with zero street smarts and a cash flow problem, even if she is crazy beautiful
Problem is, she’s stranded in my small town, and I’m hiding a protective streak underneath my broody exterior that runs deep. So I offer her a place to stay and keep my hands to myself
For exactly one night
If only she weren’t so gorgeous. So funny. So eager to please. She’s a disaster behind the wheel, but she drives me wild without even trying–at work, at home, in the back of my truck . . . I can’t get enough of the way she makes me feel
But I know better than to think it can last. She wants a fairy tale, and I’m no prince
So when it comes time for her to leave, there’s nothing I can do but let her go
No matter how much it hurts to say goodbye.

RELEASE DATE: August 24, 2020

Not my first read by the author, and I have read all her books. I was so excited to hear she is giving us something new, so to say I was excited to get an ARC is an understatement. Heads up, this does INVOLVE Cloverleigh Farms in ways 🙂

I am not going to lie but when this started I thought it was going to go one way but the heroine surprised me through out the beginning. I thought it was going to be another, damsel rich girl running away to start her own life and bad dirty mechanic who has to work for everything and work hard that is. But even from the beginning she turn a turn, a good turn and I was intrigued. I will say off the bat that Melanie NEVER disappoints when it comes to sexy scenes. WOW who turned up the fire?!

This was original with a twist, I loved all the characters, even the heroine got to me fast enough, the story line, the events…it’s was beautiful, cute, haunting at times and romantic! The hero was a lot more romantic than he gives himself credit for. I can’t wait for book 2, that one should be interesting!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

A MUST READ!
Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Book 1 of Series
Type: All Tags on top of this page!
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑

R E V I E W ➠ The Change Up by Meghan Quinn




BREAKING NEWS: The Bad Boy of Baseball, Maddox Paige, is totally and utterly whipped.
Okay, that might not be the headlines in the newspaper this morning, but it’s the reality of my current situation.
It all started a month ago when I received a call from my best friend, Kinsley. She got a new job in Chicago and needed a place to stay. I’ve known the girl since I was five, what harm would it be to have her stay at my place for a while?
Ha! Total disaster.
Now instead of going out every night with my teammates, I’m couch surfing and sketching endless photos of my best friend . . . but that’s the least of my concerns.
The disaster, you ask? I’m rapidly falling head over cleats in love with my best friend, my roommate, and my number one fan.
And she has no idea . . . 

RELEASE DATE: June 11, 2020

Not my first read by the author and I have read most of her books!! I was excited about this one because a mix of Meghan’s writing and rom-com…such a huge sucker for good rom-com’s and this one took the cake for sure!!

Maddox Paige is not what I expected, yes he looks like the bad boy, sleeping with a new girl every night type of man who has it all but he has the BIGGEST heart and when he is sweet, boy will your tooth hurt! I loved LOVED Maddox with Kinsley *sigh* and *swoon* their friendship is beautiful. Kinsley is the type of woman that will bat for you no matter what, she is loyal to the core and that’s why there wasn’t a single thing I did not like about her, all her actions are pure. Maddox’s past is heartbreaking, but Kindley really is there for him in all the ways possible. When their lines are blurred, things heat up and that slow burn will burn very bright! Like I said one of my favorite rom-com’s and hero’s!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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

R E V I E W ➠ Cheesy On The Eyes by Teagan Hunter




Dating is hard. Dating in a small town? Impossible.
Leave it to my little brother to come back home announcing he knocked up his fiancée and the wedding has been moved…to next month.
When he tries to set me up with one of his football buddies, I tell him I’ll be bringing my own plus-one.
Only problem? I’m hopelessly single.
Enter Sullivan Scott, AKA my hero.
We strike a deal: he’ll pretend to be my boyfriend, and I’ll use my mechanic skills to help him fix his boat. That’s it. No funny business, and definitely no feelings involved.
Sully’s quiet and reserved, and I’ve been told I’m too much to handle on a good day. We’re opposites, and neither of us is looking for anything serious.
I’m certain we can keep this strictly platonic… 

RELEASE DATE: June 4, 2020

Not my first read by the author and I have pretty much read every book of hers including all the ones in this series. And let’s just say I’ve been waiting for Sullivan’s story so hard! Best meet ever haha already loved this from the get go. Teagan has a talent for ROM-COM’s that have enough of everything else including romance that you will love it from the first chapter!

These two are opposite yet very alike. The heroine is a tom-boy that isn’t looking for a relationship and the hero is a easy-going smooth sexy man that isn’t looking for anything either. They were brought together by an incident and here they are living the lie that keeps getting bigger and bigger. Only when the lie get’s blurred for the both of them, they think they can keep it in check…but things never work out how you want them too.

I really loved these two together. The hero kind of fit so well with the heroine and her quirky ways. And I will not get yout oo excited about the sexy scenes because OH. MY. GOD. yes!! Another fantastic read!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: N/A
Standalone/Series: Series book #5
Type: All Tags on top of this page!
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑

R E V I E W ➠ The Kiss Keeper a (Ever Romantically After Collection) by Krista Sandor




The abs are hard. The kisses are countless. And the happily ever afters will leave you breathless…but no one said getting there would be easy.
With billionaire bad boys, second chance lovers, sexy royals, delicious daddies, secret babies, and more of your favorite contemporary romance tropes, there’s something for everyone in this collection of 24 contemporary romance novels from today’s USA Today bestselling, award-winning, and rising star authors.
Twenty-four chances to find Mr. Right. What could go wrong?
These original, standalone, full-length novels are packed with unforgettable emotions and surprising twists in romances ranging from sweet to scorching, suspenseful to comedic, and everything in between.
Fans of Jill Shalvis, EL James, and Sophia Kinsella will devour Romantically Ever After.

Don’t miss the chance to set your device ablaze. Get your naughty or nice girl fix here and feast on twenty-four tantalizingly hot leading men when you scroll up and one-click to discover these hot new book boyfriends today!

Featuring stories from:
USA Today Bestselling Author Tessa Layne
10 Million-Selling Author Kailin Gow
Diana Nixon
Alyssa Daring
Ja’Nese Dixon
Award-Winning Author Celeste Straub
Emelia Blair
Reagan Phillips
Jasmin Miller
S.E. Rose
Ella Jade
Celeste Granger
R.L. Kenderson
Krista Sandor
Award-Winning Author Amy Proebstel
USA Today Bestselling Author Samantha Morgan
Robin Stone
Krissy V
Scarlett Sincaid
A.C. Pontone
Isla Olsen
H.M. Shander
Esme Wilde

RELEASE DATE: May 12, 2020

Not my first read by the author & I have read every single book she wrote! I was excited to see something something from Krista on a book-let like this. The first few pages alone were SWEET & exciting!

This was a shorter but oh so sweeter read! I wasn’t sure what to expect but did see it coming, just not the way it played out. Here we have a heroine that runs into some bad luck….most her life, all because of a curse. And a hero that promised he’d never let himself feel again. But there is a huge twist, I can’t say because well spoiler free and all but these two may have a lot more in common than they think. It’s bitter sweet for the hero once he finds out and everything then will seem small co pared to the bigger picture.

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 ➠ Power Switch by Kennedy L. Mitchell



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Lies. Deceit. Espionage. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg here in DC.
My boyfriend is fake engaged, I’m pretty sure someone out there is trying to kill me, and now a sexy-as-sin attorney from the Justice Department is investigating me and I have zero clue as to why. Torn between duty and love, I’m not just floundering in my role as VP, I’m drowning.
When the pieces of the president’s plan come to light, I know I have to stop him. Permanently this time. How I’ll get out of this alive, I have no idea, but at least I still have my favorite secret service agent, Trey Benson, by my side—for now.
I’ll do whatever it takes to remove Kyle from office, even if it means sacrificing everything I love. Again.

Power Switch is the third book in the five-book Power Play series and is a continuation of Randi and Trey’s epic love story. The books in this series cannot be read as standalones. All five books follow one main couple’s relationship as it grows through a five-year time period. It’s suspenseful, steamy, and oh so unputdownable. If you’re a fan of Tiffany Snow, Meghan March, and Skye Warren, then this series is for YOU! 

RELEASE DATE: April 20, 2020

Not my first read by the author, she is one of my favorites and I also have read Book 1 & 2 out of the 5 series books!

You will get a strong doze of Jessica in this one and I pray that she “accidentally” gets killed off! Anyways, thus far (and since this is book 3 and I hope no one is reading in the middle of a full length 5 book series) we all know that the heroine Randi is the VP of the USA with a President who is a big DICK! Trey the hero is cornered by his parents specifically his mother to do something that he wouldn’t normally agree to but to keep Randi safe he had no choice. His relationship with Jessica who in the beginning really seemed like a ‘woman power’ type of person until Trey’s mother got her claws in her, is a rather preternatural relationship! I didn’t like the “triangle” aspect of it in the beginning, it turned me off only because that is my taste or NOT my taste to be exact. I put a lot of emotion and feeling into reading, and it’s not so much as put but that’s how I read, will a full heart and concentration to the story and characters. Blessing & a Curse!

That also said, it really in this one you can see how hard it really is to keep a relationship when you’re the VP and the other is sworn and paid to protect you. The hurdles they go through are real and dangerous, sweet, romantic, fast, mysterious…it has it all. It’s deep political romance but with lot’s of twists and turns. Randi is complex character that Trey keeps at bay, they really are perfectly perfect together. Aside from the beginning where I wanted Jessica killed off, I really enjoyed the remainder. Now let’s talk about the ending: everything from 65% and on was intense, from the lies, secrets, danger constant danger, Randi holds her ground. Like I said these two are perfect for one another and the ending had me SHOOCKED!!!!!! Just shoocked!

Rating: ★★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Type: Book #3 of Series
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY
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