R E V I E W ➠ Falling Into You by A.L. Jackson




Richard Ramsey is the guitarist for the world’s hottest new band.
Gifted. Charismatic. Hot as sin.
Lend your ear, and he’ll steal your heart.
Nah, you can’t have his considering he left it in his hometown years ago.
He knows better than going back. But it’s his younger sister’s wedding, and there’s no way he can say no to that.
He should have known she would be there, invading his senses and making him thirst and hunger for what he wants most.
Violet Marin hates him for what he’s done. He left her emptyhanded with their wreckage strewn all around. She’s picked up the pieces and is living her life the best way that she can.
But their connection is fierce.
Their attraction unending.
It only takes one glance for their worlds to collide.
One touch to set them on fire.
But she doesn’t know the dark secrets he keeps. If he had understood the true price of fame, he would have known he’d sold his soul and this debt is something he cannot repay.
Letting her go is impossible, but will loving her cost it all?

RELEASE DATE: September 21, 2020

Not my first read by the author and I am a huge fan. Have read almost all of her books and of course have read Book 1 and 2 in this series which really blew me away but this one broke me SO BAD in all the good ways!

So I was kind of prepared a bit for these two because of the previous books, so to say I was prepared HA i was NOT ready at all. This book broke me from the beginning, the anguish, the pain…but then you get hints of the beautiful and sweet and good days and you get that little hope inside you to get you through. The feeling in this, Amy really gets deep with words and when you are reading, you are feeling every single letter! As heartbreaking as it is, it’s also beautiful, full of life, mysterious, angsty…and romantic. Their bond is a little dfferent than the rest and when you fidn out why, you’ll swoon and melt like I did!

Dual POV, action, angst, passion, secrets, romance, previous books characters, truly an experience when reading.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

TOP 2020 MUS TREAD!
Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Book 3 in Series
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Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑

R E V I E W ➠ Backup Plan by Emily Goodwin




When we were only kids, Sam Harris and I made a promise we’d marry each other if we were still single when we turned thirty. Well, my thirtieth birthday has come and gone and I’m still as single as ever.
And as far as I know, so is Sam.
But it’s been ages since we’ve seen each other, and after what he did to me our senior year of college, I wouldn’t put his ring on my finger even if he begged me to marry him. Never mind his devilish good looks. Or the fact that the playboy partier is a doctor now.
Nope, I’m sticking to my guns with this, and when I go back to my hometown of Silver Ridge for the first time in years, I won’t pay him the slightest bit of attention. Well…until he convinces me to go out for drinks to catch up. I knew it was a bad idea the moment I agreed to it.
And then he brings up our childhood promise.
It might be fun and games to him, but it’s not to me. Because as much as I don’t want to admit it, Sam has always been my first choice. And I don’t want to be nothing more than his backup plan.

RELEASE DATE: August 24, 2020

Not my first read by the author, and I have read a lot of her books so am familiar with her writing style. That said I have also read the Dawson Series and the hero in here we have met before in that very series. I was excited to see His and Chloe’s story start a new Series!

I want to point out that although I really enjoyed the sexy here in here, Chloe took the cake for me. Something about her being so relatable, sweet, truthful, true to herself no matter how much of a ‘un-cool’ person she may look. And she gave Sam a run for his money and I LOVED it! Even though we met Sam previously this story you get the FULL gist of him, his past and family. Sam and Chloe lost touch after a horrible incident in high school and well, just because she sees him again doesn’t mean she will ever give him the chance to hurt her again. Even if they did make a bet that if they both aren’t married by thirty, they will get married to each other. But so much time has passed, can the old feelings morph into new and for them to move on together? I had a lot of fun reading their story and look forward to more.

p.s. this is a CLIFFY!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Book 1 of Series
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Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑

R E V I E W ➠ Taunting Callum by Kristen Proby


(Big Sky Royal #3)


His Royal Highness Callum Wakefield lives a carefree, luxurious life. As the King of England’s youngest son, and thus not the heir apparent, he has more freedom and less royal responsibilities. He spends his days traveling the world, indulging in the extravagance afforded by his family name. But after years of hopping from one country to the next, the place that holds the most appeal is Cunningham Falls, Montana. And the only woman on his mind is a fiery redhead with an infectious laugh
The one who hates him
Aspen Calhoun is the new owner of Drips & Sips. It’s taken her many years to find a place to belong, and she’s perfectly happy living a quiet life. Or she would be, if a certain prince would stop coming to town
Aspen and Callum shared one incredible night together two years ago before he returned to his opulent life, subsequently forgetting all about her. Ego bruised and pride wounded, Aspen doesn’t know why he’s back. And she doesn’t care. She refuses to fall for his charms again
But Callum is determined to stay in Cunningham Falls and make it up to Aspen, no matter how long it takes. Because while she was out of sight, she was most certainly not out of mind.

RELEASE DATE: August 25, 2020

Not my first read by the author, and I have read the other 2 books in this series. I gotta say that I loved each book and including this one. This is the youngest Prince and boy was he ROMANTIC & SWOONY!

This was a different kind of romance, because the hero and heroine had history before where they shared something beautiful until couple years later and well, their re-meeting does not go very well. Callum though has always thought about Aspen, but years apart and a lot of happening, got him a little confused. What I loved about these two is that they seem REAL, when things that you would think to pause and focus on, they just live and talk through. Their chemistry was sizzling yes but something real and different. Really romantic and swoony, a hard background for the heroine and Callum…he is a breath of fresh air. The bad-boy Prince minus the hoopla!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

A MUST READ!
Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Book 3 in Series
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Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑

R E V I E W ➠ Temptation on Ocean Drive by Jennifer Probst


(The Sunshine Sisters #2)


A heart-stirring novel of unrequited love and second chances by New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Probst
Young widow Bella Sunshine-Caldwell is focused only on raising her daughter and running the family business, Sunshine Bridal. There’s no time for romance—especially with her fellow wedding planner, Gabe, whom she’s growing increasingly attracted to. He’s too enterprising to stay in Cape May for long, anyway. And too tall, dark, and handsome to be anything but a heartbreaker
Every woman in town has her sights on Gabe Garcia. The only woman he has eyes for doesn’t seem interested. All he wants is to fall in love, be a father, and settle down. As he and Bella work together on a magical winter wedding, the distance between them closes, the nights grow warmer, and Bella might be seeing Gabe for who he really is: a man worth the effort
But all it takes is a single rumor for these two hearts’ fragile love story to shatter. And now the happy ending Bella and Gabe hoped for is something they’re going to have to fight for.

RELEASE DATE: August 25, 2020

She surrendered to the kiss inch by inch, like a flower slowly opening to the heat of the sun, her insides trembling.

-Bella

Not my first read by the author, I have read almost all of them and of course have read book 1 in this series!

This second chance slow burn romance has be feeling all the feels. Widow Bella Sunshine-Caldwel is a woman on a mission, that mission being raising her daughter the best way she knows and her business. That’s it, she has no time for anything else especially for her co-worker and fellow wedding planner Gabe Garcia who I mind you every woman has her eyes on in town. When days and nights turn into them seeing one another in a different light, especially Bella, their constructed plan(s) shatter and now what they have left is to either fight or be as is…their story is unique, hard, they both comes from a past and so many obstacles in the way, will they be able to maneuver them together or?

What I loved about this story is that it was different, the way the heroine thinks and the unique relationship they have down to him being an equal, something about it just drew me, the suffering, the pain and the happy. Can’t wait for more!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Book 2 of Series
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Recommended: ☑

R E V I E W ➠ Flameover by Esther E. Schmidt


(The Everyday Heroes World)


Little white lies never hurt anyone, right?
A spur of the moment decision and a little white lie leaves Kain Lawson clueless and wanting more after a one-night stand. Four years later, Kain finds his lie coming back to haunt him
After her father’s death, Leontine is left to deal with the company he left behind and to cope with her stress, she decides to move to Sunnyville. The same town where the hot firefighter from her one-night stand lives. The little white lie Leontine told might not seem so white when covered in soot from the fire he just rescued her, and her daughter, from
A fire throws them back together, but the heat might be too much with an arsonist risking their lives. Can they overcome the little white lies they’re both guilty of? When fire burns hot, there’s no stopping the ravenous outcome. Unless there’s a firefighter involved.

Esther E. Schmidt’s Flameover is a fast-paced, biker crossover, romantic suspense, standalone romance written in K. Bromberg’s Everyday Heroes Worlds project.

RELEASE DATE: August 13, 2020

Not my first by the author. The blurb is what caught my eye on this one and of course the world this is being written in.

Kain and Leontine are a unique batch of characters to me that is. I couldn’t fully connect with them, but will say that the author did a great job word wise and story line wise. The hero and heroine has a night of fun and wild…that resulted in a baby, a baby one of them didn’t know about. Years later when they are in the same place at the same time, Kain is the firefighter saving their lives…things get messy and complicated. It’s definitely worth the ride to take, lots of emotions and a mix of fun and sexy.

Rating: 4 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 ➠ Unsportsmanlike Conduct by Shanna Swenson


(The Gods of the Gridiron #1)


They don’t call him Ares for no reason
Travis Redmond, the ram of a running back for the Atlanta Gladiators, may be a lot of things—hot-headed, arrogant, rash—but a cheater isn’t one of them. Until cheating is the only option he has to save his brother, Tucker, from the clutches of a dangerous criminal mastermind
When his impulsive actions get him an UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT penalty and he ends up suspended and back in his hometown of San Antonio, Texas, the last person he expected to see again was Skyla Larson, his former classmate from Brevidge High
Skyla isn’t the shy girl he remembers from Biology. She’s changed after a decade and man, is she scorching hot now… and with the sass to go along with it too! Sly little Sky’s got a few secrets of her own, including a particular person she’s investigating as Atlanta’s assistant district attorney
Their reunion and bar-side banter are short-lived though as these two suddenly find themselves running for their lives…and falling in love on top of that
Love has poor timing, especially when they have everything to lose including their hearts… The “god of war” may have found something worth fighting for—the mighty Aphrodite of his.

RELEASE DATE: August 28, 2020

Ares has finally found something worth fighting for…

Not my first read by the author. I am familiar with her writing style and this NEW series really starts off great!

I am so glad I had the chance to review this beauty. I was captivated from the beginning, the heroine Skyla Larson really jumps out at you from the start. Travis Redmond the hero is cocky, arrogant in the right amount, alpha and sweet and OH SOOO SWOONY! They both have some history being that went to the same high school, with all the times passed both Trav and Skyla have changed so much. Now when they end up at the same place again, not only do sparks fly but neither one is going to be ready for the feeling and events to come!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: (The Gods of the Gridiron #1)
Type: All Tags on top of this page!
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑

R E V I E W ➠ The One For Me by Corinne Michaels


(The Arrowood Brothers #3)


Devney Maxwell has been my best friend since we were six years old, but she has no idea I’m in love with her.⁣
⁣Even when I’m on the road playing professional baseball, she’s my home—the only one I’ve ever known. But when I return to Sugarloaf to care for the family farm, I discover she’s trying to talk herself into a life with the wrong man … and I become desperate.⁣
It only takes a single, perfect kiss to change everything.⁣
I have six months to get it right with Devney—to convince her to leave this town and turn that kiss into forever.⁣
I aim to do just that as I spend my days coaching her nephew’s baseball team, fixing up the farm, and loving her with all I have. Finally, it seems like our relationship is secure and we’ll find a way to make it work.⁣
Then tragedy strikes … changing her life forever. She’s needed here more than ever, but as for me—there’s no way I can stay.⁣
I know she’s the one for me, but I might have to let her go …⁣

RELEASE DATE: August 18, 2020

“I want to kiss you goodnight, wake up with you beside me, love you the way you deserve. So I’ll wait for your heart to be ready because mine is ready enough for the both of us.”

Not my first read by the author and I am very well aware of her writing style and books. Have read every single one of them, and of course she may not have been one of my ‘firsts’ authors but once I read 1 book and I was hooked. This is book #3 in the Arrowood Brothers Series and I’ve read the other 2 already!

This was a EMOTIONAL ONE. It hit you right in the feels! Sean took every single heart for me and I don’t say this enough but he TOOK THE CAKE for me in this series. I mean not only swoon worthy, but his heart….oh his heart! He is simply an amazing man, leader, friend, uncle and lover… so hooked to him i can’t even express it. Even though he and Devney  have been friends since they were little, as adults life is never easy yes, but when Sean aims to change that for Devney , tragedy strikes and no one will be ready for it. How do you let go of your hearts to protect another? Well, bring tissue or have it near you with this one, really will HIT YOU IN THE FEELS! The twists in this, when you think you have it figured out only to be surprised like everyone else, I really can’t say too much because this is a spoiler free review as always but also would ruin the book and trust me when I say that you need to fully go into this story! This book reminds of who Corinne as a writer is, because it wouldn’t be a Corinne book if it didn’t have all the angst but with feels!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Book #3 of Series
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Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑

R E V I E W ➠ The Truest Thing by Samantha Young


(Hart’s Boardwalk #4)


Nine years ago, Emery Saunders moved to Hartwell to start her life over as a bookstore owner. Her inability to trust people made it hard for her to find a place in the small community until Jessica Lawson moved to town and befriended the shy beauty.
But there was one person in Hartwell who tried to befriend Emery long before Jessica arrived…
Jack Devlin has his secrets. One of them is that he fell hard for Emery the moment she appeared in Hartwell. Another is that his father blackmailed him into covering up a dark family tragedy. It forced Jack to sever his relationships to protect the people he cared about. Yet, staying away from Emery has not been easy throughout the years and he hasn’t always succeeded. When Jack’s mixed signals hurt Emery once again, she puts him out of her heart for good.
Until the Devlin family secret is finally revealed, freeing Jack from his father’s machinations. What Jack wants more than anything is to repair his relationships, starting with Emery.
However, Emery isn’t ready to forgive and Jack’s not ready to give up.
And when the town’s latest scandal ties Jack and Emery together, Jack is not above using their new reality to prove to Emery once and for all that their love is worthy of the legend of Hart’s Boardwalk. 

RELEASE DATE: August 18, 2020

Not my first read by the author, and she happens to be one of my ‘firsts’ many moons ago. I have loved every book I’ve read by this author and this series isn’t any different.

To start off with I want to say that the hero and heroine have a long history together. The heroine has been crushing hardcore and more on the hero for sometime now and events occurred during a few years time and I loved learning about them and what had brought on actions and words. That said, it will break your heart and make you feel everything in between. When the hero and heroine finally get a chance to re-connect, it may have been an impulse on both their end but it left the hero feeling guilty for taking advantage and that’s when the real heartbreak starts.

I do have to say that sadly this got a 4.5 because at some points for a while the heroine, I don’t know I understood but also something turned me off of her, some actions and so forth. But aside from that it was hard to move on but once I did they both redeemed themselves. Haha this may sound short explained but I can’t give out too much it will give out the story, so when you read it you’ll understand. The ending was a little short, it climaxed and then epilogue, that’s how it felt for me. I was still little bitter about the heroine and all so I would have liked to see a little more or sooner. The epilogue was sweet, funny and sexy. Lot’s of angst and a roller coaster ride worth taking.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Book #4 of Series
Type: All Tags on top of this page!
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑

R E V I E W ➠ That Swoony Feeling by Meghan Quinn




I’m single . . . so single it’s painful
Yup, ladies, Brig Knightly–that’s me–is still a lonely bachelor, stumbling through the streets of Port Snow, looking for the girl he’s supposed to end up with
That is until my brother, Rogan, presents me with the opportunity of a lifetime. The Summer of Love, a secret pen pal program in Port Snow is looking for applicants and I’m the perfect fit
I couldn’t sign up fast enough
I found myself quickly falling in love with a pair of red lips at the bottom of a letter. Just like in the movies . .
Life could not have been better, that was until I started hanging out with Ruth Barber. Starting a new business right next to my shop, I found myself gravitating toward her. Her smile, her humor . . . her tea sandwiches
My attraction for Ruth came in full force, leaving me dazed, confused, and *ahem* excited
As new feelings for two women come to a screeching halt, I have to figure out who to choose. But when I discover my pen pal is Ruth, it might be too late
All I want in life is to experience that swoony feeling . . . but I think I might have just missed my chance.

RELEASE DATE: August 6, 2020

Not my first read by the author, and not my last. I have fallen in love with this series from book one, and I have been waiting for the youngest brother’s story and it did not disappoint! HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND this series & this book!!

WOW. I was not expecting that, I mean Brig is the youngest brother of them and the most ‘I WANT TO FIND LOVE’ silly, sweet, big heart and still very handsome and sexy in his own way. Ruth is, she surprised me each time, my heart fell for her at every corner fallen and by gosh, can you live through a character? Because i sure as heck did with Ruth. She’s had a secret for a long time, the secret being only to Brig who is a clueless idiot. Talk about a town effort. Yes, you will get lots of laughs here but also sweet moments that will keep you wanting to read more and need more. I was very captivated by this one, I even cried my eyes out. I really wish there is it will be more because I don’t want it to end please. And I am saying this because of the way this book ended, I’m kind of hanging there….

Rating: 5 out of 5.

TOP 2020 MUST READ
Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: (Getting Lucky #4) Series
Type: All Tags on top of this page!
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑

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




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

RELEASE DATE: July 13, 2020

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

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

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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