R E V I E W ➠ Hard Place by Emily Goodwin



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Cold. Callous. Cocky.
A total playboy with abs for days, a panty-melting smirk, and a face the gods themselves would be jealous of.
And he’s my new boss.
None of that matters, because as a single mom, men like Alexander Harding are the last thing I need. What I do need is this job, so I’m going to keep my head down, work hard, and avoid that asshole as much as humanly possible.
But then he gives me an offer I can’t refuse, even though everything inside of me is warning me to run away and never look back. It’s just one weekend. One weekend to convince a bunch of stuffy investors that Alexander has changed from the player who spent more time in the bedroom than the boardroom into a family man they’d be happy to go into business with.
But the more time I spend with him, the more I realize that there might be a beating heart buried under his designer shirts and spectacular pecs after all…which is bad news for me.
Because the only thing worse than hating your boss is falling in love with him.

RELEASE DAY: September 12, 2019

He has muscular forearms, and seeing that little but of tan skin shouldn’t make heat flash through me, I swallow hard, trying to push the image of his deft fingers moving up to his collar, slowly unbuttoning his shirt out of my head.

-Harper

Alex…who’s only wearing a towel. It’s wrapped dangerously low around his waist and I’ve never wished for telekinetic powers more in my life.

-Harper

Not my first read form the author, she happens to be ONE OF MY FAVORITE authors! So I am very familiar with her writing style and the fact this is a start to a new SERIES gah, gold!!

Boy does this book start off with a bang! Struggle on top of struggle, you will feel all the feels of this single mom of two twin-daughters. Harper is a 25 year old beautiful, smart and happy personality single mom. Who happens to be struggling in many ways that is, when she gets offered a promotion in sorts, she really doesn’t have a choice and jumps at the chance to get a little ahead in life. She has lost so much and one night many moons ago wasn’t the right idea but the outcome is as beautiful. Little did she know though, the prick from the other night who stole her parking spot at the new school…is her new boss! BOOM!

Alex is a cocky, successful handsome man. He is well known for his worth ethic, rather enjoys it along with his string of non-string attachments if you will. But behind closed doors he is just a man who was mistreated in his childhood, who wasn’t shown love but brutality of the hard life at such a young age. He himself is sick of the long working nights, no one to really come home to and the nameless meaningless sex. When he finally get’s a spark from a woman, he can never really have her. SO MUCH IN BETWEEN!!

Alex loves Harper’s smile because it lights up the room and Harper can’t not look at the cocky but so sad boss of hers who wears the shit out of a suit! *sweating* When one night proves to be almost fate, this is where you fall in love with Alex *swoon swoon swoon* aside from all, he really does have a beautiful heart and mid-way you’ll see why! It shocked the hell out of Harper almost missing a beat to the lie. Since then things seem to smooth out enough to where Harper is talking to Alex again and not just work related. It’s all great until you REALLY can’t deny fate. It’s just so beautiful, two broken people in their own way to come together and GAH just swoony and beautiful! YES THAT’S A WORD, GO WITH IT! B U T not all lies even good intention ones are without fault, this is heartbreaking one too!! #havetissues

This enemy-to-lovers office romance is PERFECT. A great start to a new series and a MUST READ! You’ll get both POV’s, perfect hero and heroine, side characters and adorable little twin girls. It feels so real when you’re reading it, like it’s happening there so you know I don’t need to say much more about Emily’s writing style, it’s perfection!

TOP 219 MUST READ!!
Rating: ★★★★★
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!

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R E V I E W ➠ Truly Yours by Kennedy Fox



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I knew within moments of meeting Mason Holt that he would change my life forever.
I just didn’t realize how much.
As my world spirals out of control, he continues to stay by my side, protecting and taking care of me. Being just friends is all he’s been able to offer, that is until both of our lives are threatened. Now that our relationship is blossoming into something more, I can’t be what he needs even if I wished I could.
Bad timing strikes again.
When I think we can finally be together, someone threatens to tear us apart. I’m not the same girl Mason met three years ago, but I’m determined to fight for what I’ve always wanted—him.

RELEASE DATE: September 10, 2019

I might be in my mid-twenties, but you’re never too old for dream catchers.

-Sohpie

“I mean it, sweetheart. until my dying day.”

-Mason

Not my first read by authors, this is the second book in the Roommate Duet and you can’t tell but I was super excited to get it because Book one nearly killed me….

[insert me screaming] BOY IS IT INTENSE in the beginning, on your toes freaking out intense. It obviously starts where it left off in Book 1 but I was not expecting that. But after the intense comes heartbreak on a whole new level. For what Sophie had gone through hell also Mason, gah i can only imagine why she made the decisions she did and why Mason let her.

Then comes the guilt of everything, anger, pain, and resentment. It’s always hard to have gone through a situation and not have the after-shock for many years to come. I feel with Sophie on why she is confused and also fell for Mason because he doesn’t know how to fix it for her. She’s just a MESS! Luckily Liam is still and always in the dynamic and sure brings out the fun in all the right and wrong times!

This still was an adventure even with all the heavy and heartache. Sophie and Mason are just trying to find a way to each other again, in the process a lot happens and all I can say is to HANG ON! The ending was beautiful and AGAIN, NOT COOL FOX LADIES…NOT COOL!! I can’t wait for Liam & Maddie’s story, that should be a fun and interesting one because there is a BOMB at the end this book!

Check out the Roommate Duet Series

A MUST READ!!
Rating: ★★★★★
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!

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R E V I E W ➠ If It’s Only Love by Lexi Ryan



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I don’t regret much.
Not my decision to enter the NFL draft before finishing college.
Not fighting custody of my daughter—even if, biologically speaking, it turns out she’s not mine.
And certainly not seducing my buddy’s little sister ten years ago.
But when it comes to Shayleigh Jackson, my no-regrets attitude stops there. I screwed up royally where she’s concerned. Then I made another mistake when I let her shut me out of her life.
Now after more than a decade living in different time zones, I’m coming home to Jackson Harbor. My first priority is getting my daughter away from the media circus in LA, but the moment I see Shay, I know I’ll stop at nothing to win her back.
So what if she won’t speak to me? So what if she’s changed? So what if she’s fallen for some douchebag professor? I’ve never gotten over her and I know she feels the same about me. I’ve let her go twice. I won’t make that mistake again.
If It’s Only Love and all other books in this series can be read as standalones, but you’ll enjoy reading them together.

RELEASE DATE: September 10, 2019

I guess Easton doesn’t want to know my secret after all. I dodged a bullet.
So why do I feel so disappointed?

-Shay

I kiss him back and try to ignore the nagging feeling that tells me I’ve invited heartache back into my life.

Not my first read by author, I have read her books before all my bookstagram hoopla! This one for sure reminded me why I started reading the author & will continue for a very long time! This is a interesting turn of events of a book, in the best way!

Shay has known Easton since she was a little girl, running after him hoping to get something or anything from him. During their younger years (since Easton was older) and she was still under age, they circle each other but that chemistry is always there. When Shay turns 18 and after that, they again circle each other because either Shay had to leave for school, Easton was a huge NFL star and traveled to play…always something until one night in Paris that was beautiful and broken all in the same. Fast forward over a decade and they find themselves back in home town. Only, Shay is not the lost little girl anymore, she is a grown woman who has a promising career, loving boyfriend and opportunities. WELL WELL WELL let me just tell you that YOU WILL NOT BE PREPARED for what’s to come!

It was intense, kept me reading faster to see what will happen, gah I wish I could say more but I can’t give out the best parts. It’s really captivating and NO there is no LOVE TRIANGLE otherwise I wouldn’t have been able to read it hehe but there is so much involved that you think you know and then BAM you have no idea. Really really fantastic read!! Stick with it, I loved all the BEFORE’s the back story which is very important and the outcome is a HEA so don’t worry but to get there the road is not only curvy but goes up, down and sideways! Hand’s down reminds me of why I love the authors books for years!

TOP 2019 MUST READ LIST!
Rating: ★★★★★ plus!
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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R E V I E W ➠ All The Forbidden Things by Lesley Jones



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When all that you want, is all that’s forbidden… 
I’ve known him my entire life. 
Before marriage. 
Before fatherhood. 
Before betrayal. 
Now, he’s one of rock’s bad-boys trying to be good. 
Trying to be the best father he can for his daughter. 
He’s my brother’s best friend. 
He’s my boss. 
He has a wife. 
Max isn’t mine to have, but I want him all the same. 
And I haven’t survived all that I have to not go after what I want. 
Her story is a tragedy, mine’s a publicity disaster. 
Just when I needed her most, she walked back into my life, and the timing couldn’t be worse. 
With a newborn baby, a divorce, an album to record, and a world tour to plan, I don’t need the distraction. 
She’s off limits. 
She’s my best friend’s little sister. 
She’s my nanny. 
Billie’s a golden drop of sexy sun on a grey autumn day, tempting me into the light and a life full of possibilities. 
A life not meant for us.

RELEASE DATE: September 12, 2019

“If I kiss you there’s no going back. Not for me.”
“Then I really want you to kiss me.”

Not my first read by the author but my first official review & more. The blurb alone is what caught my eye along with the sexy cover of course, but something about single-dad always draws me in!!

Right off the bat your heart will melt and swoon all in one, because Max is the ultimate swoon dad, who is well still marries so hang tight! What a QUEEN-B the one that’s ends in CH! Wow, what a bomb that was thrown at Max from his wife Whitney. I myself wanted to smack her! The first chapter will gut you, not even bother to repair that tear…my heart went out to Max and he was so strong, only lost it a few times hehe considering what he just found out and all…well, that’s acceptable!

The whole story kind of shifts because it involves a beautiful little girl, a bitch-of-a wife and a career which keeps everything and everyone in the limelight. Max just wants to move on with his life while Whitney has made it her mission to make his LIFE a living hell. Then you throw in Billie as the nanny and things create tears and take wrong turns. Not to mention that Billie is 22 and Max is 38. This is a story of a famous singer and a best-friends-little sister who grew up into a woman. Now they just have to be careful and plan it accordingly…should be easy right! Billie has always been not secure in herself, look wise, and has had a crush on Max every since she could remember, so when they are grown up now she still thinks of herself at that little red headed girl with braces. It was sweet of her, because that made her so innocent and what she went through to have taken her to Max in the first place. The main characters really were perfect for one another.

I was kind of 50/50 on this book because YES the blurb caught me but the hero to me was the perfect rocker-hero but I was kind of hoping little more from him [aside from being an amazing dad] i guess it just comes down to that I couldn’t fully connect with the story. TO ME it felt a little all over the place, I guess I am used to reading more about focus on, things like if he is a musician and dad I kind of wanted a little more focus on a few things rather then a lot happening if that makes sense, nothing bad like I said the plot was spot on and it flowed very nice, just something to me. It was straight on and just what I’d read from a Rock-star Romance I just couldn’t feel it. Both POV’s, age-gap and sizzling sexy scenes. *side note: my review’s are always honest, although I don’t intend to ever bad-mouth or be rude about a book or author, please understand that the review is from my POV and how I felt, doesn’t mean someone else wouldn’t like it.

Rating: ★★★★
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Recommended: ☑
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R E V I E W ➠ Hate The Game by Holly Hall



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My official title: Relationship Consultant. A modern-day, one-sided matchmaker. When I approach relationships like a formula, it’s simple really. If only I had the same success in my personal life.
My gorgeous neighbor turns me into a fumbling mess, and I don’t exactly match the leggy, model-types I’ve seen him with. Despite the fact that we’re total opposites, our chemistry is almost hot enough to convince me to give the dating game another shot. (Not to mention, it’s totally off-brand to be a relationship skeptic.) 
What could it hurt to practice what I preach? After all, Theo Hartley would be a fun specimen to practice with. And if things go south—which is my luck—I just have to remember what I tell my clients: 
don’t hate the player…

RELEASE DATE: September 12, 2019

Not my first read by author and I must say that the BLURB got me hooked on this and so I was excited when I was able to get the ARC! What I like most about this author is the writing because when reading, everything just comes natural and smooth. The transitions flow and everything goes well together! This was one of those books!

After a horrible break-up Theo moves back to Chicago, this will be his new beginning. What’s not to love, he is successful owning his own gym and things seem to just go for him finally. Until he realizes who his neighbor is and how they met. I will have to give it to him, he is BEYOND SWOON WORTHY and dreamy!! But with his past, he is not sure if he will be ever able to move on or start fresh.

Ava is a quirky, shy and out spoken, whatever she thinks she says. Loved that about her. She developed a friendship with Theo even after how they met, and so begins the slow-burn of that blurred line, to jump or not to jump. There are adventures, fun, laughter, of course little bit of danger and pain too…but all wrapped up in a cute romantic way. I really enjoyed them together and like I said, the story just flowed well!

Rating: ★★★★
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Recommended: ☑
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