R E V I E W ➠ Reckless Memories by Catherine Cowles



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I loved him before I knew what the word meant.
From skinned knees to first dates and everything in between.
But he was never mine to love.
I settled for friendship, even though I always wanted more.
That was before.
Before he ripped my world apart and didn’t bother sticking around to help me pick up the pieces.
I knit every last shred back together all on my own.
And I’ve all but forgotten his name.
Now, he’s back, and everything is torn apart once more.
But he’s not the only one doing the tearing this time.
And there might be no stopping the person who has it out for us both.

RELEASE DATE: May 12, 2020

I’d miss her like a lost limb, ghost pains and longing for something that no longer existed plaguing me daily.
-Ford

Not my first read by the author, she is a new-ish author to me. I have read one previous book by author and LOVED IT! So this I was so excited about since it’s also a new book and series! That said I am always honest in my review’s even when it’s something that I dislike to read or about the characters, the issue I had with this was and AGAIN this is how I feel about that type of style and situation…I can’t even explain/express it fully because I don’t want to ruin the book, but I don’t very much like the idea of the hero belonging to someone else, close or not. That’s as far as I am able to go because I don’t do spoilers but I had to get that off my chest because it’s just something that I dislike to read or even think about, so personal preference. That also said, it did not ruin the book for me, after I got over my little dislike in every book i’d have read, I absolutely couldn’t get enough of the story line and everything that was happening.

This story really tugs at your heart strings…I had a little bit of issue getting over a tiny little bump at the beginning but aside form that I really was not ready for what was to come. This author has a way with words that you don’t feel like you’re reading but it’s just happening. There is a lot of slow-burning angst here that will keep you on your toes. It’s full of heart and emotion, at times funny, the banter and tension…and SWEET slow burning sensation!!!! And in the end I CAN’T WAIT for more in the series!!

Rating: ★★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Type: Book #1 of Series
Recommended: ☑
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R E V I E W ➠ A Secret for A Secret by Helena Hunting



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My name is Ryan Kingston, and I’m a rule follower. I’ve never been in a fistfight. I always obey the speed limit. I don’t get drunk, and I definitely don’t pick up random women at bars.
Except the night I found out that my whole existence has been a lie.
I got drunk. And picked up a stranger.
Her name was Queenie, and she was everything I’m not: reckless, impulsive, and chaotic. We did shots and traded secrets. And ended up naked at my place.
She left me a thank-you note in the morning and her panties as a parting gift. But no way to contact her.
Six weeks later I’m sitting in the first official team meeting of the season, and there she is. I neglected to mention that I’m the goalie for Seattle’s NHL team.
And Queenie? Turns out she’s the general manager’s daughter.

RELEASE DATE: May 12, 2020

Not my first read by the author (she is one of my favorites) and I have read all the previous books in this series which I was in love with every single one of them!! So, you can say I was a bit excited for this one also!

Well this was a pleasant surprise,  I wont lie and say that a little into it I though: oh, this is kind of a familiar trope and story line…but then I got to know King & Queenie…wow these two couldn’t be any more polar opposite. While King is the level headed, smart, concentrated and conservative type…Queenie is the rebel, act first think later, beautiful and fun woman. They came together…wait for it, NOT in a night of heat and passion…why you ask? well, if you asked the hero and heroine, THEY wouldn’t be able to recall all of it themselves. There is something about Ryan (King) Kingston that moved me, in all the funny and sexy ways. He comes off different, proper but naughty and yet still alpha and protective…you can’t not love him, honestly. Now Queenie, she is definitely reckless, but I was not prepared for that bomb. This is not a story line to take for granted, i was wowed the whole rest of the time and couldn’t get enough of it. Not your typical hockey romance with a not typical hero, you’ll love even if he’s a bit quirky.

TOP 2020 MUST READ!
Rating: ★★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Type: Book #3 of Series
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑
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R E V I E W ➠ Road To Fire by Maria Luis


(Broken Crown Trilogy #1)


“I’m not scared of you.”
I meet her gaze. “You should be.”

Bound by a secret oath spanning generations, I am loyal to no one but the queen.
Spy.
Defender of the Crown.
To all of England, I’m Saxon Priest. Traitor. Murderer. Owner of London’s most infamous anti-loyalist pub.
And then she appears.
Isla Quinn may claim that she’s only looking to bus tables, but I’m no fool. Bitterness bleeds from her hard-blue eyes, and her hatred for the queen is so palpable, I can practically taste it off every sharp-tongued word slipping from her full mouth.
“Hire me,” she begs.
Won opposite sides of this war. Enemies from the start.
Isla thought she found an ally, but she’s found me instead.
Savage.
Ruthless.
A man with no heart, no matter how the dead space inside my chest lurches whenever she’s near.
And so I lean over, dragging her deep into this twisted game of crowns and thrones, and offer a single vow: “I could use you.”

RELEASE DATE: April 30, 2020

The palest green eyes I’ve ever encountered fixate on me. Fixate, and don’t waver, as though that one glance has gifted him the opportunity to bare my soul and steal every last one of my secrets.

-Isla

“I don’t get into cars with strangers.”
“I saved you.”
“You want to sack me!”
“Semantics.”


I don’t know where to begin but with a WOW! simply I am taken back by this style and words and everything coming from Maria. Absolutely couldn’t stop reading from page 1. I am a fan of WELL DONE DARK ROMANCE and she just knocked it out of the park. Holy molly was i captivated!!!

I can’t give you much on the book because i don’t do spoilers but i really don’t want to spoil one bit of this, but I’ll try my best to give you a glimpse. First of its action packed from the beginning, goes in strong. its a international-romance in the world revolving the king & queen. An organization sworn to its duty, a woman with a secret and a man so dark, brutal, cold…that you’ll be so proud of the heroine. For all her faults and weaknesses, HIM is not one of them!

Truly truly Wish i had book 2 and 3 to continue reading back to back. I’ll go as far to say that this should definitely be a movie, one which even my non-romantic husband would watch. It kind of has everything from deception, action, captivating story line and plot, unique and amazing characters, romance, sexiness, darkness and even heart. Simply plain a top 2020 must read & I am looking forward to the remainder of this trilogy. p.s. that ending, was not expecting that AT ALL!!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

TOP 2020 MUST READ!
Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: Killing
Standalone/Series: Book #1 of Trilogy
Type: All Tags on top of this page!
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑

R E V I E W ➠ The Hating Season by K.A. Linde



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Court Kensington is a thorn in my side.
I’m hired to clean up his badboy image, which would’ve been easy if my life wasn’t falling apart.
First, I catch my movie star husband having an affair with his co-star. Then when I return to work, my job is at stake, because Court has gotten himself into trouble…again.
Instead of getting him back in line, I find myself falling for his charm. And into his bed. And against the wall. And, and, and…
Except Kensington charm shouldn’t work on me. Not when I’ve sworn to never ever sleep with a client.
I had good intentions.
I really did.
But we all know the road to hell is paved with good intentions.

RELEASE DATE: April 28, 2020

Not my first read by the author but my first official review. I have not read Book #1 in this series, I jumped right into this one. What caught my eye was the cover & blurb!

Since I am not familiar except one or two books a long time ago with the style and tone, I was little disappointed that I did not like the tone and characters. The story line was good and the flow was easy but something about the hero and heroine. Here is why: the heroine was strong yes but she was more aggressive strong which to ME is a slight turn off, she was very pushy I don’t know how to express it. I felt emotion for her when her movie star husband cheated but the way to all went about was a little ‘whoa’ for me, little too strong upfront. She is a publicist and so the hero happens to be one of her clients, hired by his mother who was running for governor in the state of NY. The hero rubbed me the wrong way, it was more arrogant preppy type than alpha hero. Everything about their dynamic was off TO ME. That said, this is the reason for my rating, I very much appreciate the writing which was amazing and the tone though. This also said, I hope whoever is reading my review understands that I love what I love as far as it goes in a book, so just because this book wasn’t fully my cup of tea doesn’t mean that the next person won’t love it…that’s the beauty of being a reader…we are all different.

Rating: 4.5★
Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Type: Book #2 of Series
Recommended: ☑
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R E V I E W ➠ Love On Beach Avenue by Jennifer Probst



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Avery Sunshine might not have a soul mate of her own, but she still believes in happily ever after—for her clients. Making dreams come true is her business at Sunshine Bridal, which she runs with her two sisters. When her best friend announces her engagement, Avery is thrilled to take charge of the giddy bride-to-be’s big day. Less thrilling? Her best friend’s arrogant and demanding brother, who just so happens to be the man of honor.
Carter Ross’s first instinct: call 911. He promised to always take care of his impulsive little sister, and he honors that vow. Even if it means taking over her wedding, where he is sure Avery will fail. At best, Avery is unpredictable. At worst, if she’s anything like the spitfire of a college girl he remembers, the main event could run wild.
With Avery and Carter wrestling for control, tempers heat up. So does the spark of attraction they’re fighting with every kiss. As the wedding draws near, it’s time to reconcile a rocky past and make a decision that could change everyone’s lives. Because what they’re rebelling against looks a lot like love.

RELEASE DATE: May 1, 2020

Not my first read by this author, she happens to be one of my very first reads and a favorite author!!

Avery: She has a nick for giving people what they want before they even know it. That’s why she is perfect at her job, wedding planning. Even if that one time, a ex almost ruined a wedding. She’s very head strong, beautiful, super smart, sassy and can hold her ground. Her capacity of love is un-measurable, just plain loved the heroine through out the entire book!
Carter: Is a strong, sexy , successful and very competitive man who can’t understand how his little sister is getting married. He is not ready to let her go fully, but when she asks him to be her man of honor, he can’t say no to her. Carter buds his head into EVERYTHING Avery has planned, meaning he is no on-the-side-line Man OH nooo, he gets a joy from riling up Avery. After all she is the first woman to make him feel anything after all the years.

This is where two clash, one wedding planner and one man that is very OCD and has to be and have control. They both re so alike, determined, hard working, smart, hard-headed, stubborn and lonely even though neither would admit that. Their banter and little games at times got really frustrating but in a fun way, loved seeing them go head to head…*sigh* it’s a sweet can-and-mouse game because when they both swore they’d never get feeling involved to protect them selves…one falls first and when the other WON’T CHASE…well that’s where this heartfelt story turns! A MUST READ!!

A MUST READ!
Rating: ★★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Type: Book #1 of Series
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑
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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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R E V I E W ➠ Wild For You by Kendall Ryan



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He’s growly. Grumpy. Stubborn.
And now, my new roommate.
Walking away from my disastrous last relationship was an easy decision, but moving in with a friend-of-a-friend hockey star who’s rarely home? Not quite as simple, because Grant makes me feel all kinds of things I’m not prepared for.
Protected. Desired. Unsteady.
She’s beautiful. Smart. Tempting.
And a little fragile.
I’ve never been anyone’s knight in shining armor, but when Ana needed a place to stay, it was easy to offer her a room with me.
Not so simple, though, is keeping my hands—or my mouth—to myself. And the night she crawls into my bed and shares her body with me? Heaven.
But she’s not looking for a relationship, and to my surprise, I find myself pissed off by that idea.
They say my heart is broken, that I’ll never settle down. I used to think that was true. Now, though? Hell, your guess is as good as mine.
First, she took my bed.
Then she took my heart.
Then she took my everything.

RELEASE DATE: April 20, 2020

Not my first read by the author & I also have read every book in the series!

I love this series, and have really liked every book, maybe one where it wasn’t my style but I was so super excited to read Grant’s story. Like more excited then the rest. And so it is with heavy heart that I have to say that, I sadly did not like it. The plot was weak, the heroine was weak a ‘push-over’ type weak, granted it called for the situation(s) but it was overly. I think it was just that that bothered me, Ana the heroine. Grant was understandable, protective and grumpy but sexy. The plot line in the beginning was really fast for the situation that occurred, it “moved” on too quick for me. I understand Ana’s situation but just wasn’t executed well, for my taste.
The story line only gets worse for me. There are so many missing pieces for me, i have so many questions and just confusion all around. I do not like Ana’s actions at all, not only weak but poorly and so confusion and indecisive. I can’t really say it but want to but i don’t do spoiler alerts so i wont but gosh I just want to yell at her, WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU aside from the beginning of the story reason!!! I mean this has a trigger: abuse but it was poorly constructed to me. And sadly I have to say that, even through the end I did not end up ever liking Ana, and Grant was, just seemed the push-over himself. Like I said I don’t want to spoil anything but boy, am I disappointed at this book. There is one more in the series, and we shall see.

Rating: 3.5★
Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Type: Book #6 of Series
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R E V I E W ➠ Saddler’s Scandal by Nicole Rodrigues


(Saddler Series #5)

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Andre Demarco.
Franklin High’s newest Biology teacher. Good news; he’s beautiful to look at. Bad news; he’s my new co-teacher. Try talking about the birds and the bees to a class full of fifteen year olds without picturing your co-teacher giving you that chat with a little less clothing and a lot more demonstration. Really bad news; he’s the “Andrea” that has answered my seeking roommate ad. Avoiding him in school was impossible, but avoiding him when he walks down the hall to his room in only a towel? Not happening. Really, really bad news; he was my one night stand last month. Not thinking about his anatomy after having it in mine–Hopeless.
Dakota Saddler.
Also known as Dax. Apparently, that’s a woman’s name because when I walk into the apartment I’m renting a room in, she’s there–in her bra and panties–causing a familiar tug at my southern region. Icing on the cake; I get to teach alongside her all day long at work. Piss on my Cheerios; there’s a no fraternization policy at Franklin High. When the woman says the word “penis” in front of our class, I’m done for. When the fog clears, I realize I’ve heard that word drip from her lips before; begging for mine from underneath me last month. Shit. I need a lesson on following the rules, but I can tell from the moment I laid eyes on her, in spite of her good girl facade, Dakota Saddler was always meant to break them with me. 

RELEASE DATE: April 16, 2020

Not my first read by the author, she is my #bookwifey and I have read and beta read every single one of her books, okay I think 3 of them I haven’t hehe but in all I know this author’s writing style and have kicked her butt many times in beta reading BUT the best part about Nicole is that she takes constructive criticism well and turns it into WIN! That said this book KNOCKED IT OUT OF THE PARK for me, a favorite in this series! Everything about is this time, the characters [especially the heroine] were perfect and for one another, they complimented each other, it’s fun, sexy, romantic and swoony! Really liked the combo of it all!

I don’t want to spoil it even a little because this is really something to dive into, be prepared for the usual Nikki style but with a twist. The heroine Dakota is strong but still vulnerable, beautiful, smart and sassy while the hero Andre is something NEW, yes he was sexy, handsome, strong and knew how to handle Dakota but there was something about him that drew me to him…his big heart mixed with the genuinosity. Really beautiful and as always love the endings but especially this one! Great freaking job WIFEY, we may not see eye to eye when it comes to me reading your books but it’s like you wrote this one JUST HOW I LOVE IT and for me. Always your #1 Fan

TOP 2020 MUST READ!
Rating: ★★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Type: Book #5 of Series
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑
⇨ H A P P Y – R E A D I N G ⇦

R E V I E W ➠ Bayside Fantasies by Melissa Foster



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Tegan Fine has never had a plan—life, business, or otherwise. But she’s always had goals—to laugh daily and to pay it forward as often as she is able, just like her favorite uncle always did. After inheriting her great-uncle’s amphitheater, Tegan makes a risky move to a charming small town on Cape Cod to carry on her uncle’s legacy and hopefully expand the business with her new friend, Harper. Unfortunately, those goals aren’t doing much to help her plan a business strategy for her new endeavor. With Harper counting on her and her uncle’s legacy at stake, she swears off all distractions, determined to succeed. If only she could stop bumping into a certain arrogant, witty, and excruciatingly hot businessman who tweaks her nerves and invades her every thought. Including her late-night fantasies.
Self-professed workaholic Jett Masters never slows down. He lives life with no attachments—except to his clients, to whom he gives his all. A reluctant trip to his hometown has him itching to shake the ghosts of his past and get back to spinning deals and adding to his investments. But when he comes face-to-face with a gorgeous, handsy woman who is quite possibly the snarkiest and most disorganized person he’s ever met, sparks fly, and his sharp mind stumbles. He doesn’t even know her name, but he can’t get her out of his mind.
A chance encounter turns into a wild, sexy night, and their chemistry is off the charts—even if their ideals, and their lives, are worlds apart. Neither Jett nor Tegan is looking for more. Becoming friends with benefits seems like the perfect solution. But when they are trapped together in torrential weather, they work side by side in the aftermath, and every passionate kiss deepens their connection. Secrets are shared, trust is built, and no promises dare be made. As their lives move on, lines begin to blur, hearts get hurt, and their true selves come into focus. Tegan and Jett are left wondering if they make the perfect storm, or if they’ve reached the end of their bayside fantasy.

RELEASE DATE: March 18, 2020

Not my first read by the author, she is one of my top favorites and also an author I first read many moons ago. That said YES I have read almost every single of her books! This series is one to definitely dive into!!

First off this book made me fall in love again with the series, something about it aside from it being the longest & I never wanted it to end. The words, if you’ve never read MF she is a treat in the romance world. All of her books are. The characters, the flow, the story line…addicting!

Our hero Jett is something else, he works really hard but also is humble and helping, always looking for the next thing..when that comes..his ‘i don’t get attached or give out feelings’ feelings are going to be on the line. Our heroine Teagan will give Jett a run for his money, literally in some ways because she is equally hardworking and driven. You can’t not love her because she brings out the best in everything she touches. These two navigating through life and “fate” that may have played a part…it’s incredible, romantic, swooning, sexy and fun! You will get sucked in and never want to get out! *sigh* I want to re-read it just to re-live it again! I want NO need more in this series, can we just have it never end Melissa?!

TOP 2020 MUST READ!
Rating: ★★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Type: Book #6 of Series
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY! ☑
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R E V I E W ➠ Unexpected Odds by Kaylee Ryan



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They say the mistakes of our past shape our future. That we’re molded from experience, from heartache, and from pain.
What happens when your past is riddled with regrets?
How do you see through the fog, to navigate the path to your future?
One breath.
One second.
One minute.
One hour.
One day at a time, you learn to live with your unexpected odds.

RELEASE DATE: March 19, 2020

Not my first read by the author and not my last! I absolutely love this author and this series! From book one I was hooked and here we are at #5 and I don’t ever want them to end I gotta say. This one was a twist and played out so beautifully! Second-chance/ small town romances are my top favorites!

I don’t want to give out too much for this book because once you get the TWIST you will be even more hooked as to find out which way it’s going to go. The hero and heroine in here have known each other from before and when they meet again, nothing was as it seems, aside from their time together. Two souls that were too young to know better to speak up, but when fate steps in…there is not stopping her. Watch there two maneuver through life near one another again, maybe again but nothing is the same and everything seems like the old/new world.

A MUST READ!
Rating: ★★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Type: Book #5 of Series
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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