R E V I E W ➠ Taming My Whiskey by Melissa Foster



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Being the princess of the Dark Knights motorcycle club doesn’t come with a white knight or a fairy-tale castle, and that’s okay, because Dixie Whiskey has never needed a man to slay her dragons or make her whole. Even so, after watching each of her brothers fall in love, she’d sure like a shot at her own happily ever after. But with the Dark Knights watching over her and the only man she’s ever wanted out of reach, she’s not holding her breath.
As the launch of Silver-Stone Cycles’ biggest line approaches, Jace Stone is left needing a favor from the one woman who holds the power to take him to his knees. He knows when it comes to sinfully gorgeous and sharp-tongued Dixie Whiskey, he must stay on his toes and keep his walls firmly in place. But Jace needs her for his business—and Jace Stone always gets what he wants.
When the tall, gruff, and darkly handsome biker presents an opportunity that any other woman might see as the chance of a lifetime, Dixie turns him down flat. But Jace is determined, and he pulls out all the stops—sending Dixie’s overprotective brothers up in arms. Rebellious Dixie takes a stand—going after the freedom, and the man, she’s always wanted. One scorching kiss leads to an undeniable connection, but Jace isn’t looking to be tied down, and Dixie refuses to play second fiddle. Can two untamable hearts find forever love in each other’s arms?

RELEASE DATE: October 23, 2019

She was Dixie Whiskey, a challenging woman who could handle herself like a strong woman should. And that was dangerous.

-Jace Stone

“I have a feeling you’re trouble, Stone.” she said.
“Of the very best kind.”

Not my first read by the author, she is one of my TOP FAVORITE and have read most of her books. When Whiskey is involved HA if you know me I HAD TO READ IT. Especially that this involved the infamous Dixie Whiskey! I. CAN’T. I have been waiting for this for soooo long! I loved LOVED Dixie in all the previous books she’s played part in. Gah! This was everything and more. It gave me all the feelings, the feeling I chase when I read ALL HERE!!

“It’s been more than a decade, and like good liquor, Jace Stone had gotten better with age.

Dixie is a hell of a woman, have grown up having brother’s who protected her and also who she learned to be wild and free from, not to mention sharp with her tongue. She is living her life when she one night really looked at her family, all the happy, the beautiful love…she longs to be wanted. Being a free spirit she is, she hasn’t really been tied down or interested in it, except one man. A man she could never have even a decade later. Until Jace propositions her.

Jace Stone is a wild man, a free man, answers to no one from the day he left his parents home. He has not only worked hard but made something of himself. His business and adventures are something that many people strive for, but why is he not feeling it all like he should? He is missing something, and to replace it with something else he must work harder then he ever had to in life. How do you learn to give yourself to another when all your life you have just lived for yourself, to protect yourself? Well, Jace has found his match with Dixie the Princess.

The sex scenes are YES VERY SEXY but more, it’s more passion, more need, more romance…unbelievable. The chemistry between them, almost like two alphas of the opposite sex come together in a clash of waves. Dixie is one of my favorite Whiskey characters and Jace, well he was SO PERFECT for her. God, Melissa really knows how to bring on the feelings, I can’t express enough how much I LOVE this series and this one takes the cake. I love the men but Dixie is in one of her own class! A MUST MUST READ!

TOP 2019 MUST READ LIST!
Rating: ★★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Type: Book #6 of Series
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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R E V I E W ➠ Hard Truth by Emily Goodwins



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Blurb: ⁣
The first time I met Alexander Harding, I yelled at him for taking my parking spot. Rich and powerful, I saw him as nothing more than my new coldhearted boss. I hated him once but now…now things aren’t that simple. There’s a man beneath the beast, and the more I get to know him, the more I fall in love with him.⁣

Though just as I’m able to envision a future together, the past comes back to haunt us both.⁣

Six years ago, my life changed forever when I found out I was pregnant. The last thing I expected was to see Michael Cooper again, but now he’s here and is ready to make up for lost time. He wants to be involved in his daughters’ life. My life. And it’s making me question everything.⁣

I never thought it was possible to be in love with two men at the same time. One from my past, and one I want in my future. My heart is completely torn in two, with each half going in a different direction. I’d give them each half if I could.⁣

But then I would be left with nothing.⁣

RELEASE DATE: October 3, 2019

“…and my road wasn’t paved like I though it would be, but everything that happened…it lead me to you.”

Not my first read by author, and I have read book 1 HARD PLACE! That said I need to express how really sad I was when I read the blurb and realized that this could be a LOVE TRIANGLE which is one of my triggers! *tear* But do read Book 1 before diving into this one!

So, the beginning of Book 2 does not continue where it leaves from in Book 1. You get the backstory of Michael and Harper (and it’s really sweet and good GAH!) God this hurts to read because my heart is torn between Michael and Alex! And of course they are very much so intertwined, it’s all the lies, secrets and angst and a little suspense that you get from here on out!

I can’t really reveal too much because the book contains a lot of everything I say will give it out, but will say that it hurt me reading it because I am a hopeless romantic a one woman type of romantic so it was hard for me to distinguish one man from the other. Can’t have both but then again whoever said that was true? Harper has a hard time during all this, being a single mother and wanting to do what’s best for everyone…and sometimes leaving yourself out too. I gotta say that I was not expecting the ending, totally wasn’t even ready for it, I myself was torn.

Rating: ★★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Type: Book #2 of Duo
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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R E V I E W ➠ White Knight by Meghan March



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I never expected to be anyone’s white knight. That’s not a role I’ve ever played.
But when the Casso crime family shifts into uncharted territory, they’re looking for a new hero, and they’re looking for me—Cannon Freeman, the black sheep.
But my time in disgrace is at an end.
It’s my turn to rise up and save the people who matter most to me.
Even if my family has never given a damn about me, I will not let them fall.
More than anything, I will not let her fall.

RELEASE DATE: Ocober 1, 2019

“Baby, there’s nothing I wouldn’t do to protect you. Just fucking let me.”

-Cannon

Not my first read by the author and YES I have read Book #1 Black Sheep! And I can’t express enough how much I loved both the books! This duo is going under my TOP 2019 must reads because, truly it’s amazon! Meghan March outdid herself!

Book 2 starts of with a bang that was left behind in end of Book 1! I don’t want to spoil too much though, but the sheer devotion of Cannon in this is SO BEAUTIFUL! I was shocked in the beginning, then angry, then the suspense…it’s just EVERYTHING i needed for a book 2 of a duo.

You learn more about the twisted family tree of Cannon and Memphis learns what it takes to be with a man like Cannon! The secrets, lies, suspense…I really really loved the duo in this, something about working together and the way Cannon is Romantic is off the harts…alpha, sexy and sweet all in one. He truly is the perfect bookboyfriend. And Memphis only rises in this one…you’ll understand after reading Book 1! I will warn you the twists in this…I was freaking out then reading faster to get the truth then slowing down because I didn’t want it to end. It was a roller coaster I never wanted to get off from! FANTASTIC READ! I will be re-reading this duo very soon! Meghan you are simply an extraordinary writer!

On my TOP 2019 MUST READ!
Rating: ★★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Type: Book #2 of Duo
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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R E V I E W ➠ Someday, Somehow by Claudia Burgia



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Men and women can be friends.
At least that’s what I’ve been telling myself since George walked into my life.
We bicker as much as we have each other’s backs.
We’re inseparable.
So, she left to find herself and I feel like I can’t breathe without her.
It’s okay, it’s only temporary.
But when she walks back into my life, it’s on the arm of a stranger.
Her fiancé.
Seriously, I just realized I’m in love with her and she’s engaged?
I have six weeks to convince George we’re meant to be together—not only in the kitchen or be forced to watch her marry another man.
Time is running out, and soon, she’ll be gone from my life.
I’m risking everything, will that be enough?

RELEASE DATE: October 3, 20109

Not my first read by the author, and I have to say that it was an impulse jump. That said, because it involves another man and all that. Kind of was a little scared to jump in, triangles are one of my triggers. Luckily this wasn’t to the point where I couldn’t read it.

It was a little different for me, I unfortunately couldn’t connect to I don;t know if it was the characters or the story. Either way, that doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy it, it was just a little different for me…the tone.

Auggie is a man who took it slow, didn’t believe and put it off…until the end when he now not only didn’t have a chance again but time was not on his side. So he set’s out to be the best for HER and show her that now he is serious. George or Georgie is, I don’t know how to express her. She is very indecisive, and of course smart and beautiful yes. Reflective and I feel for her because of the choices she had to make…it’s a very VERY SLOW burn, it more focuses on the friendship aspect because they have been in each other lives for over a decade. Basically you get the whole story, all the years and all the information you’d want.

If you want slow burn, angsty, friends-to-lovers, little bit of a triangle, and lot’s of laughter. This one is for you!

Rating: 4.5★
Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Type: Standalone
Recommended: ☑
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R E V I E W ➠ Mr. Mayfair by Louise Bay



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It should be the most shocking news I’d ever gotten—My boyfriend is getting married.
Okay, technically he’s my ex-boyfriend. Two months ago he decided he wanted a break. I still thought he was my happily ever after.
On any other day, knowing he was gone for good would be the worst thing that could possibly happen.
But not today.
Because not only is my boyfriend getting married—his bride is my best friend.
And they’ve sent me an invitation.
There’s no way I’m going to attend. I don’t care if it’s in beautiful Scotland.
Nothing and no one could convince me.
Not even when a deliciously handsome stranger tells me he needs to go as my plus one.
Not even when he shoots me a wickedly, sexy smile.
But then he offers me the opportunity of a lifetime—a dream come true. How can I say no?
But I have one condition. He has to be my new boyfriend. I mean, my pretend new boyfriend.
I’m about to find out that faking it can be a whole lot of fun.

RELEASE DATE: October 1, 2019

Not my first read by author but my first official review. What caught my eye again, was the BLURB in this!! I do enjoy the ‘fake relationship’ tropes so, this was the perfect fit.

Beck and Stella are a dynamic duo, they don’t even know it. Poor Stella not only lost a boyfriend but lost him to her best friend, well ex-best friend now too. So what does she do, obviously the only thing you can…find someone to play the fake boyfriend. What comes next is a lot of fun, banter, adventure, laughter, beautiful romance, secrets and lies. It’s a lighter read, but contains a lot of spunk. I also did love the author’s writing, her words flowed easy and the story was relatable and fun to read! I will say one thing about the ending…I LOVED IT, epilogue and all!

Rating: 4.5★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Type: Book Standalone
Recommended: ☑
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R E V I E W ➠ Her Lovely Lies by K.L. Clare



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Ellie James loves him madly, wants his children—but does she really know him? Come a little closer if you dare. Will Hastings is back with more of the dark love story that began in Lies That Bind Us.
Loving her is all that I am. She is the flesh and blood savior who lights up my soul. She’s grace and beauty, the source of my addiction. I watch her every move, consume each breath she takes. I won’t live without her touch. She’s in my bed when I close my eyes and there when I wake. But now, my angel lies to me.
Elle secretly investigates the lies left behind by her sister and my brother. She should know better—no space exists between us, no room for secrets. I allow the deception while she searches for answers, but I’m always right behind her, eliminating the threats that shadow us. Her discovery? It drives me straight to my knees.

RELEASE DATE:

“Keep it up, and I’ll skip my first meeting and tie you to the bed.”

“No words, baby.”
“No words, Will.”

Not my first read from author also I have read Book 1 LIES THAT BIND US which is a one POV from the heroine. This though is the HIS POV version and it was pretty much amazing. Basically it’s an explanation to the WHAT’S and SO MUCH MORE! Yes, it’s a shorter and of course men are different from woman, but otherwise you get to go inside HIS dark mind. FANTASTIC! p.s. you still get a little of Ellie (that’s all I’m saying)

Loved the start because it gave me an inside to why HE FOLLOWED HER. He was a dark shadow always watching her, protecting and also wanting her. Maybe the idea of her but most definitely will do anything to have a chance to find out. This is one where I really can’t say a lot because I highly recommend reading LIES THAT BIND US, this will make all the sense and of course give you answers.

I will say that it’s equally mysterious, surprising, dangerous, dark, suspenseful with twists and turns and OH SO ROMANTIC. Will is seriously someone I could swoon over forever, he is probably one of my top favorite DARK HERO’s. BUT he is so hard on himself, in every single way, wanting to always do more and better…it’s heartbreaking really! His love and devotion and dedication to Elle though is mesmerizing, beautiful and passionate, so passionate!

Rating: ★★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Type: Book #2 of Series
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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R E V I E W ➠ Love Me Tomorrow by Maria Luis



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They call her America’s Sweetheart.
And me? I’m the so-called “inked god” she dumped on TV.

I’ve tried to forget her. I’ve tried to move on.
Until I discover that her family is opening a new restaurant next to my tattoo parlor.
If I were a gentleman, I’d offer my congratulations and go my own way.
If I were a gentleman, I’d let her be… but I’m not.
Savannah Rose may claim I’m nothing more than a friend, but that slight hitch in her breath whenever I get too close says that America’s sweetheart is nothing but a liar.
All it takes is one scorching kiss, and I vow in her ear: “You’re going to beg. Beg me to touch you, beg me to give you more, and if you’re real good, maybe I’ll do it all over again before you have to beg for that too.”
I’m no gentleman.
But Savannah Rose? She’s no one’s sweetheart but mine.

Love Me Tomorrow is the third book in the highly anticipated series, Put A Ring On It, and can be read as a complete standalone.

RELEASE DATE: September 26, 2019

Catching me completely off guard, he steps in close, demolishing the distance between us, and hooks an inked finger under my chin. My chest caves with need, lust, awareness. Although I’ll never admit it out loud, my knees quiver, too. Quiver!

-Savannah Rose

She tastes like promise. Like desire. Like sin.

-Owen Harvey

Not my first read by author but I believe it is my first OFFICIAL review & all! Something about this blurb really caught my eye. Yes, I have not read the previous 2 books in the series but this can be read as a stand-alone too and BOY WAS I GLAD I SIGNED UP FOR THIS ARC! In love with the story and characters is an under-statement! I loved everything about it, the angst the dirty…this might be a short review BECAUSE I DON’T WANT TO SPOILER ALERT anyone, but let me just say that it is on my TOP 2019 for a good reason!

So much I want to say BUT CAN’T!!!!!! Ugh! I will say that everything is intertwined! Savannah is miss-understood, actually she is not understood at all, what she has ever done and doing is all for her family. Lines can’t be crossed because well BECAUSE [parts of why i can’t say anything because of spoilers] but I will tell you that whatever people HEAR is not what they see. I feel for Savannah and the choices she is only left to take. Will she be able to stand on her own, for herself? Owen is a man that may have missed out but isn’t about to make that mistake again, but when lies, secret BIG SECRETS and little bit of danger threaten everything…will they both be able to become who they are together?!

This deserves so much more than 5 stars, I may not have read every single book by this author but the one’s I have, I have loved. This one tough takes the cake through and through! You get both POV, chemistry, all the feels, laughter, SWOON ROMANCE, suspense…it has it all!

TOP 2019 MUST READ LIST

Rating: ★★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Type: Book #3 of Series
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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R E V I E W ➠ Kiss Me Tonight by Emma Hart



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What do a wrong number text, a burning building, and a quirky florist have in common?
A hunky firefighter with an extra-large…hosepipe.
In hindsight, I never should have opened that text message. The last thing I needed first thing on a Monday was a picture of some stranger’s, um, eggplant, in my inbox.
I also should have replaced the batteries in my fire alarm, because my Friday night did not need to end with my apartment building going up in flames.
But it’s fine. It’s fine. Everything is fine.
I’m only lying in a hospital bed with more split ends than I’ve ever had, almost all my Earthly possessions have turned to ash, and apparently, they don’t serve wine to patients in this place.
But like I said, it’s fine.
Until he walks in.
The guy who saved my life. My hero. Noah Jacobs.
And the universe is amusing itself at my expense, because the dirty photo I woke up to on Monday?
It’s his.

RELEASE DATE: September 24, 2019

I’d kissed the literal man of my dreams.

-Reagan

“I’m starting to feel a little bit objectified,” he said, fighting a smile.
“That’ll be because I’m objectifying you,”

Not my first read by author but I believe my first official review! I have not read Book 1 in this series yet. I am going backwards but I don’t mind at all. The blurb alone in this is what got me! Plus I have read Emma Hart before and I LOVE her rom-com’s!

BEST START EVER! I now remember why I like the author’s books, FUN! Reagan receives a accidental text, by that I mean a man has send a DICK PIC to the wrong number. Of course, she freaks out then does the one thing you shouldn’t…she texts back! To her surprise, the Mystery man was quiet charming and funny over the text. They exchange a large amount of messages including personal information. Reagan is intrigued and want’s to know more about the mystery man.

Noah  is a sexy, single and handsome firefighter, New to town and when one night of drinking went wrong, with his phone that is…he is udderly surprised that his accidental message to a stranger went ANSWERED. In a form of funny and making him feel all kinds of right, for it being the wrong recipient. When a call comes through that a purple haired woman was in need of rescue during a fire, he can’t believe who he rescues.

From then on it really involves, a beautiful friendship, lots’f of laughter and swooning too! Reagan and Noah couldn’t be more opposite in ways but so similar in all the other! It was a fun book yes but very romantic, exciting and I didn’t want it to end.

A MUST READ!
Rating: ★★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Type: Book #2 of Series
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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R E V I E W ➠ Smoldered by Annie Dyer



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“I didn’t find it weird. It wasn’t like kissing a sister or something. I realized that when you were video calling the other night I wasn’t thinking about you like I would do a sister.”
“You know why that it?” She stepped towards him. “Because I’m not your sister. Funny that, isn’t it?”

He’s been saving her all her life, but can she save her heart from him?
Rayah Maynard’s loved her brother’s best friend for pretty much as long as she can remember, which unfortunately is the problem. He still sees her as the kid who he constantly needed to rescue whenever she got into trouble.
Jonny Graham has devoted himself to his three children and his career as a firefighter since his wife died when his youngest was just a baby. When his best friend’s sister starts setting him up on dates, he realizes she’s not the fearless kid who hung around with them, but can he trust her to keep herself – and his heart – safe?
Rayah wants to prove to Jonny she doesn’t need to be rescued anymore. When an arsonist puts the safety of the small town in jeopardy, she might have to choose – the man she’s loved for years or her town.
If she can stay safe enough to make that choice.

This steamy small town single dad, friends-to-lovers, firefighter romance is part of the Severton Search & Rescue series but can be read as a stand-alone.

RELEASE DATE: September 20, 2019

“I don’t mind saving you Rayah, I never did. I try to look after all my friends.”
And there it was. The sound of her heart being gently torn right down the middle.

She needed the sky with it’s stars and the moon to give her that room to calm.

-Rayah

New to me author and books, the Blurb is what got me! Also, I am not sure what happened but when I got to this ARC which I thought was releasing was the 27th of Sept. but I guess it was the 20th. So I am a bit late yes, but in my defense I really had it down on the 27th from the author. Either way, I am just glad I was able to get to it.

“You seriously offered to set him up on a date? With another woman?”

-Sorrell [Best Friend]

That’s how it all started, Rayah’s big idea of setting up the man she has been in love with, with another woman. Oh that’s right she was thinking that it would help him, help his children…when in all she has been ignoring HER ISSUES. Then the angst game begins and you’ll want to just push them two together. *sigh* but I totally understand her because gosh not only is he a handsome and sexy single father but also a firefighter and sweet, and rough and and… *sigh*

When they both come to an agreement, it’s all fun and sexy…but in reality how can Ray keep her heart safe…she know’s how, she can’t no matter what. And Jonny will never know that her heart will be crushed no matter what the outcome. But you can’t blame Jonny too much, he became a widower with three children, someone who saves people for a living couldn’t save his late wife. So I give him that but OUCH are there some scenes in here that would crack my stone black heart too. P.S. DIRTY FIREFIGHTER ALERT! *sizzling* I think the only reason I rather this a 4.5 is because of the heroine. She at times rubbed me the wrong way, in a way, I can’t explain it I just it was enough for me to make my decision you know! But over all I LOVED IT. The story line, the side characters, the scenes….great first read from a new author to me!

Rating: 4.5★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Type: Standalone
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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R E V I E W ➠ Our Dust Has A Pulse by Malynda Schlegel



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He is going back home. She is trying to find a home.
Katherine Colby has spent her short eighteen years as a reserved, passive player in her own life. Getting her first boyfriend and moving in with him right out of high school was the first time she really thought for herself. Little did she know, she was heading into a year-long relationship that would turn sour, leaving them broken, and her with a new determination to find a life of her own outside of Delaware.
Decker Jeffreys knows a thing or two about broken relationships. He knows some are worth fixing, like the family he abandoned in search of his own fresh start when he ended up in Katherine’s home state, and some are beyond repair, like the girlfriend he’s given this past year of his life to. The official end of his own relationship is the push he needs to go back to Colorado, to the place and the people who mattered first in the hope that he can fix his mistakes.
Decker and Katherine have spent a year fighting their mutual attraction, sticking to casual conversations, but now, their pasts have pushed them together on a road trip across the country … with nobody between them.
But the past can also work against you.
Sometimes, the past can keep you from having a future.
And sometimes, the thing you’re fighting against is the thing you should be fighting for.

RELEASE DATE: September 26, 2019

WE’RE DIFFERENT, BUT WE’RE THE SAME WHERE IT MATTERS.

-Decker

New to me author and books! I was happy to receive this ARC because the Blurb alone is what got me!

This is a VERY SLOW BURN! As much as I love them you pair very angsty and I was pulling my hair out hehe in a good way that is. I don’t mind them at all but this was the QUEEN of it all! Beautiful small-town friends-to-lovers romance that will have you swooning and sighing a lot! It did start off a little slow for me but not too far in, once it picked up I was very invested in it. I read this in a one sitting and for my first book from the author I was pleasantly surprised how much I liked it. Little different writing style then I am used t, but in a good way as always!

Katherine and Decker are so very different and yet so very same. They entered each other’s lives and stayed as friends. A very slow burn of friends, fighting attraction and the sizzling chemistry they seem to have. When one phone call puts them in a close proximity for quiet some time, things change. They were originally brought together because of Katherine’s sister and the brother-in-law. So when they are send off on a road trip, well you know what they say when you cram a couple in a car and let them drive out. THINGS HAPPEN! I don’t want to say too much to ruin anything but it was pretty impressive and the story line different. All in all I enjoyed it, just a really sweet story!

Rating: ★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Type: Standalone
Recommended: ☑
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