R E V I E W ➠ This Much Is True by Tia Louise




A smart and sexy romance about a grumpy single dad on a mission of revenge, and the girl he can’t leave behind by USA Today bestselling author Tia Louise.

Hope
I blame the alcohol.
I lost my restaurant business, was forced to sell my dad’s cherished 1967 Chevy Impala, and I got a little drunk.
Now I’m waking up with the hottest, angriest guy I’ve ever seen, speeding down the highway like a bat out of hell.
Ice-blue eyes hit mine with stomach-clenching force…
And he swerves onto the shoulder, ready to kick me out.
Needless to say, our romance doesn’t start out sweet
J.R
Two years ago, I hugged my little boy goodbye and told him I’d be right back.
Next thing I knew, I was arrested and sent to prison for a crime I didn’t commit.
Until they let me out early…
Now I’m headed home to confront the man who put me away.
A lie put me behind bars, and I’m ready to find the truth.
I don’t have time for a sexy girl with pale blonde hair and bright blue eyes stowed away on the backseat of my new car.
My mission is to get my son back and clear my name.
Love is not on the agenda.
It never is, though, is it?

(THIS MUCH IS TRUE is a single-dad, opposites attract, stand-alone romance. No cheating. No cliffhangers.)

RELEASE DATE: December 14, 2020

Not my first read by the author, and I have read plenty to know the author’s writing style. I will say about this one right off the bat: it’s based in 2020 and that is a huge turn off for me. Personal preference, I really dislike reading about 2020 the pandemic and all that, because I want to escape from it not be in it. So that was a little no no for me, luckily it didn’t dive into it too much but enough for me to cringe because I truly dislike 2020 hehe!

Aside form that it was a very sweet and fast pace book. The hero get’s out of prison for being wrongfully convicted, well only he knows the real truth…and the way the hero and heroine meet is very unconventional and right off the bat they dive into an adventure. I loved the hero, the grumpy, the determination…the sexy. The heroine, hehe I feel for her, with the times as is it plus with her luck and loosing everything like most people have because of the pandemic…her luck might turn around. But she is still thinking that her ‘luck’ might have been the adventure and reason meeting JR. I really enjoyed the love between JR and Hope!

The reason I gave this book a 5 star and not a 4.5 like I originally intended is because I really appreciate Tia’s writing skills, truly smooth words!

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Standalone
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R E V I E W ➠ Holiday With You by Claudia Burgoa and Grahame Claire




Audrey’s boss gave her one objective—head to the small town of Winter Valley, and acquire that bed and breakfast the company has had their eye on forever. A big sale like this could change her career . . . and she’s the only one who could convince the owner to make the deal.
On her way, she crashes into the truck of sexy, unavailable, single Dad Colin Bradford. The repairs won’t be done until Christmas Eve, so she’s stuck in Winter Valley until her car is fixed.
There’s something magical about being in a small town at Christmas. Life is slower than her hectic job in the city. She finds herself falling for Winter Valley . . . and for Colin.
Though acquiring that bed and breakfast is much harder than she planned . . .
Amidst all the hot chocolate, snowflakes, and silent nights, Audrey has a choice to make. Could Colin end up being her Christmas miracle? 

RELEASE DATE: December 1, 2020

This cute book got me all in the spirit, and wanting snow, light and hot coco… along with wearing a onesie.
This is a story of a woman out to do a job, but the universe had other plans. While she is there for a job, it proves to be a lot tougher than she thought. And her boss riding her isn’t helping, the heroines loves her job just not her bitch of a boss. when she slides off the road into the most gorgeous man alive, of course it’ll be when she is wearing a unicorn onesie. Because why not.

The hero cosmetic believe his eyes when he got it off his damaged truck and saw a gorgeous…unicorn? While Audrey isn’t a usual to fit into their small town, she warms herself into everyone’s hearts… including his and his daughters. yes did I Mentone the hero is a handsome, hardworking single dad..mmmmhm! That said, when they have a little fun together, lives get blurred and well a secret comes out that threatens everything. Now it’s up to Aubrey to decide, will she run back, move on or fight? When was the last time someone fought for her?! 
this sweet story comes with lots if fun adventures, yummy food and well little bit of a fast pace love…and an adorable little girl. I did kind of predict and figure it out not too long into the story, and I didn’t feel a build up for either the relationship or high peek of the plot. Still enjoyed it all and glad I had the chance to review.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Standalone
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R E V I E W ➠ Make Me Yours by Melanie Harlow


(Bellamy Creek #2)


He’s my brother’s best friend
The hot single dad next door
And one accidental sext later, my massive crush on him is no longer a secret
It’s my own damn fault. I’m thirty years old, for heaven’s sake. I’m a kindergarten teacher and a (reasonably) responsible adult. I should know better than to get tipsy and draft a fake text listing all the dirty things I wish Officer Cole Mitchell would do to me
I wasn’t supposed to hit send
He wasn’t supposed to see it
And he definitely wasn’t supposed to text back telling me to go on . .
Because after that, things escalate quickly
Cole is everything I’ve ever wanted. He’s sexy and protective. A devoted father to his little girl. A dedicated cop the whole town adores. The kind of guy you can trust to keep his hands to himself, even when you’re desperately hoping he won’t
I’m not the girl he thought he’d end up with, but after all this time, I might finally get the chance to say the words I’ve always dreamed of . . . make me yours.

RELEASE DATE: November 23, 2020

Not my first read by the author, she is a favorite and I have loved all her books thus far! This series UGH i couldn’t wait for more, meaning I have read book 1!

I want to say that I really had high hopes ad expectations for this book because of the first one. And I am always honest in my review’s good or the not so good. That said, sadly the only reason this god a 4.5 is because I love and respect Melanie. Hear me out, up until 60% I was cruising on the love boat, excitement, the chase, the game, the pain, ALL. THE. FEELINGS. then somehow it just all went WEIRD for me. That’s the only way I can describe it, few scenes felt repeated, the FEEL of the whole relationship just felt off, the heroine turned into a ‘love sick puppy’ kind of love but a little too much. Just felt off, maybe it’s just me and I wasn’t going with the flow or off, but I was in a good mood reading loved it, then it just got WEIRD. Just didn’t feel right on the conclusion part and the resolution as well for me. I appreciate all the words because it was well written, little predictable story line but enjoyable. It got me off of the good and that’s why you are reading this going, oh this is mostly the not so good but let me tell you bout the good.

The starting relationship of hero and heroine was sweet, they have known one another for most of their life. Cole and Cheyenne really are true friends, and well Cheyenne has had a huge crush on Cole from teenage years but Cole lived on, married, had a baby and then lost the love of his life. Which really scarred him, his daughter thought she is the sweetest and cutest you’ll love her! Their over all feel is best friends little sister can’t go there and secret crush still but I can’t make him want me. It was really emotional, i felt everything for Cheyenne and well let me warn you about the sexy scenes in a good way, haha fantastic! Cole by the way is the Single-Dad Police Officer, I will say that I kind of missed maybe seeing about his work, it doesn’t go into detail at all, just that he is a police officer that’s about it. Over all I enjoyed the book.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Book 2 in Series
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R E V I E W ➠ Grip by Lacey Black




Mack
I live to race. It’s in my blood—the smell of dirt and gasoline, the fast cars, the screaming fans. I was the king of a small track in Missouri with the world at my fingertips. I even had the girl, until a call came from the infamous Colton Donavan. I had a choice to make: my dream or the woman I loved. I couldn’t have both.
When an unexpected surprise shows up on my doorstep in the form of a baby, there’s only one woman I trust enough to help me. Lena Stanley, the one I left behind. But being in close proximity to her reminds me of what we used to have, and what I still want. Her.
Lena
The day he walked away to chase his dream was the hardest day of my life, but I powered through. I could never ask Mack to choose between me and the opportunity of a lifetime.
That’s why I pushed him toward the latter, despite the heartache it caused.
Now, he needs my help. The problem is it’s hard to keep old feelings buried. Despite my best efforts, our connection is too powerful to deny. However, as our short time together draws to a close, I have another difficult choice to make. Only this time, I’m not just walking away from him, but his son too.

RELEASE DATE: October 15, 2020

Not my first rea dby the author, but since this is part of the KB World I wasn’t really sure what to expect to be honest.

Mack and Lena are part of the DRIVEN WORLD by K. Bromberg and I do love this author’s style and have read a lot of her books, after reading the blurb I knew I needed to read this! This was beautiful, emotional, real, sweet, angsty and FULL OF HEART! This is a second chance romance I want to re read over again. This story will have lots of curves, banter, sweet adorable babies, mystery that will have you turning the pages faster to see the truth. Absolutely loved both characters even the side of course but these two, were just so beautiful together.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Standalone
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R E V I E W ➠ Happily Letter After by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward




My love story all started with a letter.
Only it wasn’t from the man I’d eventually fall in love with. It was from his daughter.  A sweet little girl named Birdie Maxwell who’d written to the magazine that I worked for.
You see, once a year, my employer fulfilled a few wishes for readers. Only that column didn’t start up again for months.
So I fulfilled some of her wishes myself. It was harmless…so I thought. Until one day I took things too far.
While anonymously granting yet another of Birdie’s wishes, I got a look at her father. Her devastatingly handsome, single dad father. 
I should have stopped playing fairy godmother then. I should have left well enough alone. But I just couldn’t help myself.  I had a connection to this girl. One that had me acting irrationally.
Like showing up on their doorstep.

RELEASE DATE: October 20, 2020

But I wouldn’t mind climbing that man like a tree.

-Sadie

Not my first read by the author’s and by gosh this one took my heart! It gripped me from the beginning, kept me on the whole time. I read slower because I didn’t want it to end. It was heart wrenching and beautiful, with some twists that will make you go OOh. Loved every page of this!

I will not dive too much into this but give you the grist because this experience is worth taking. The heroine Sadie is w magazine journalist with various columns that she takes care of and writes. The hero is a business owner of a successful restaurant. These two aren’t who you will fall in love first with, Birdie is who will capture your heart, then you get thrown into a side dog business, little white lies, big dogs, butterflies, letters and mystery! The way the hero and heroine actually meet is unconventional but fun, the mystery behind everything will pull at your heartstrings. The outcome of the story line will have you gasping because ugh I can’t say too much but I was surprised and happy and excited and nervous all in one. It’s beautifully put together with so much heart!

I would HIGHLY recommend this read!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

TOP 2020 MUS TREAD!
Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Standalone
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R E V I E W ➠ Every Sweet Regret by Lexi


(Orchid Valley #2)


For as long as I can remember, Kace Matthews has been my brother’s best friend and my not-so-secret crush. But I knew nothing would ever happen between us. The successful single dad doesn’t fall for the hot mess party girl. Kace + Stella exists in the doodles in my high school notebooks and in my dreams. Never in real life.
Until he finds me on a hookup app and starts flirting shamelessly.
It turns out high school Stella was not prepared for Kace Matthews. Adult Stella isn’t much better, but I manage to break down the walls to show Kace the real me—not just the life-of-the-party exterior, but the vulnerable pieces I hide from the world. Combine that with the combustible chemistry we have in real life, and I’m a goner.
Too bad it takes me so long to realize Kace doesn’t know I’m the girl he’s been falling for online. Telling him the truth now that he knows my secrets could mean losing everything, and that’s one regret that could break me.

RELEASE DATE: October 13, 2020

Not my first read by the author and I have not read any of the other books in the series.

Stella Jacob and Kace Matthews were explosive in a not so great way. Messy and complicated is how I would call these two. I won’t lie but I didn’t LOVE the heroine. Stella is the best friends little sister, a wild child, party out there girl that really doesn’t chance too much. Kace is a man that is going through a lot, divorced, single dad, and truly going through a lot personally too. These two together were just I don’t know how to exactly express it but it was a little like water/oil.

There really is a lot that goes on here. Side characters, secrets, flirting, mystery, ex’s, family and friends…but here is the kicker Kace has a huge dilemma…chose the woman that he has been talking to online that is a great listener, sweet and gives great advice or the woman he has been secretly wanting for a long time but a bit of a wild card. What comes of this is a lot of Kace trying to find himself and Stella being messy but still deep down is a woman looking to belong. Great story, keeps you engaged and lot’s of adventure. I was going back and forth between 4 or 4.5 stars, in the end because of the ending I chose 4.5!

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Book 2 in Series
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R E V I E W ➠ Edge of Tomorrow by Freya Barker


(Arrow’s Edge MC #3)


Solitude and motor oil meets soul food and wariness
I’m a grease-stained enigma.
A watcher, a protector, an ex-con, and a mechanic.
My name is Brick.
I’m old enough to know good things come to those who wait, and hungry enough to go after what I want.
I am a proud independent.
A nurturer, a cook, a casualty, and a grandparent.
My name is Lisa.
I’m cautious enough to keep my distance, and too wise to let a chance at love pass me by.
We seem unmatched—in race, in history, in lifestyle—but when tragedy leaves a baby in our care and a target on our backs, we discover the strength of family.
Unified.

RELEASE DATE: September 21, 2020

Not my first read by the author, I actually she’s been one of my secret hidden I LOVE her books author. I honestly have not read any books by her that I did not like, something about her writing style just appeals to me.

So the hero and heroine here are in their late 40’s meaning they are also grandparents. So the hero is a rough MC who is 50 and has had his share of life, the one daughter he does have he lost contact with many years ago. Two years is how long this man has waited to make his move only to be send into hyper speed of romance when the time does come. The heroine, she is super sweet, loving and smart. Taking care of her childs children, raising them since they were little enough…she doesn’t have time for anything else. She likes her job being the cook at the MC and that’s that. WRONG! She didn’t know what she was missing until that kiss. Since this is a MC you know you will get action, mystery, suspense, danger, dark..but what’s beautiful about this si the love between the hero and heroine, it’s not over the top no, but by gosh it’s so sweet makes you melt. Something about a big strong MC man to melt your heart when he calls you SUGAR!

Absolutely recommend her books to anyone that loves older characters, old school love, romance, passion, dirty sex but in the best way possible and just plain REAL!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: Death
Standalone/Series: Book 3 in Series
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R E V I E W ➠ Penthouse Prince by Kendall Ryan




A delicious new single dad standalone romance from New York Times bestseller Kendall Ryan!
Lexington Dane was my brother’s best friend growing up.
We did everything together.
He taught me how to throw a punch, how to change a tire…and he taught me how to kiss. I fell hard and fast, and gave him all my firsts.
I promised I’d wait for him…
But I’m done waiting, because he went off to college and never came back. He took his fancy business degree and moved to New York City, where he promptly became a real estate mogul—turning every penthouse and apartment project he touched into gold.
It’s been ten years, and now he’s back and needs a favor…someone to watch his little girl. That’s right, the cocky penthouse prince and heartbreaker extraordinaire Lexington is back with an adorable two-year-old daughter. Guess who he wants to watch her?
I’ve never been able to say no to him. I might agree to be the nanny for his precious little angel, but there’s no way in hell I’m falling for her hot-as-sin daddy.

RELEASE DATE: September 1, 2020

Not my first read by the author, and I have read a lot of her books and love her writing style. This one was sweet, sexy and just so SEXY! The hero was every single-dad dream you can think of.

I love Kendall’s Hero’s but this one was super extra. Not only a single dad but handsome and so alpha in a sweet way, the way he melts for his daughter melts your heart. And when the heroine came in the picture it was odd at first because she stood her ground but I guess I would give in too if it was this hero. Their normal Nanny/Employer relationship blurs when the hero realizes what he missed out on by leaving the heroine so many years ago. Hiding back then from the brother and then leaving her the way he did, he truly is remorseful and it’s super sweet. I just swooned left and right with him. When they did get together it was so magical and sexy, everything they did was on point and again SWOONED all over the place. HIGHLY RECOMMEND this!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

A MUST READ!
Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Standalone
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R E V I E W ➠ Faithless by Megan Green




When life gives you lemons…
You better shield your eyes, because you’re about to get sprayed right in the face.
The day my wife sat me down and told me she wanted a divorce, I was certain things couldn’t possibly get any worse. Forty-eight hours later, I’d find out just how wrong I was.
Now, instead of being a divorced father of two, I’m a widower, left trying to pick up the pieces of my wife’s affair.
The last person I should turn to for help?
My wife’s estranged sister, Kate.
Kate is everything Felicity wasn’t. And no matter how wrong I know it is, I can’t help the attraction that sparks between us.
Felicity destroyed my faith in love. Will her sister be able to restore it?

Faithless is an emotional new standalone romance set in Corinne Michael’s bestselling Salvation Society world.

RELEASE DATE: September 6, 2020

NEW to me author and books! I was drawn to this by the blurb and of course the cover is pretty awesome too!

This one was SUPER emotional and the angst, pain but so sweet at times and romantic. The hero Shane is actually married in this, his wife not only tells him that she wants a divorce but also leaving him for another man. The worse part of all this isn’t so much the pain from that but the pain from losing her all together, from a car accident. I was a mess with all this. All the questions he had will forever be left unanswered. The heroine is the estranged sister of his dead wife, Kate. I can’t explain how I felt about her, it was a 50/50 something I couldn’t fully connect with her. Needless to say these two were very REAL and the events, something that you will keep reading faster to find out what happens.

Courage, faith, loss, grieve, second-chance and passion in all the senses. I would warn you that this is SLOW BURN and a painful one at that. Single Dad / Widower trying to figure out how to love again, how to give his heart.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Standalone
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R E V I E W ➠ Only One Kiss by Natasha Madison


(Only One #1)


Ralph
Being traded to Dallas was a dream come true. I had everything I wanted, my game had never been better, and my wife was due to have our baby any day now.
What could go wrong?
Everything.
I was now raising our baby on my own. After hockey practice and games, I didn’t have time to sleep, let alone make sure my social media was up to par.
I never thought I’d get a second chance at love.
Candace
When my hotshot brother was drafted in the NHL, he didn’t have time to do his social media, so I took over for him. Little did I know it would become my career.
My plate was full with over fifty NHL players, and I wasn’t taking on any new clients.
Yet when he showed up on my doorstep with the cutest little girl in the whole world, I couldn’t say no.
I was just helping, but it turned into more than that. He’s the man I’ve been waiting for.
All it takes is one touch, one night, one chance, and only one kiss. 

RELEASE DATE: September 1, 2020

Not my first read by the author, I am very familiar with her work and writing style. I was excited to see these two get their story! It was nothing I expected and everything I needed. I do have to point out because it bothered me a little much, dare I say it: once they did get together sexually that is, it felt a little hyper speed and much for me. I say slightly but enough for me to have to mention it. A sweet, slow-burn and sizzling Single-Dad that’s a must read! Excited for more in the series!

This story took me by surprise, we have a single-dad with the cutest little girl named Ari and a hard-ass work hard and have life organized heroine who is the sister of the hero from This is Crazy hockey series if you remember. So, that same sister that was so harsh to Zara her brother’s now wife, yeah. Anyways, when Candace meets Ralph it’s under the impression that he needs her services…work services you perv 😉 Candace manages social media accounts for the players. When Candace sees Ari her heart is already gone, then he takes Ralph on and when the lines start to blur they both want to jump in head first but with Ralpha’s past which is a doozey and Candace that is a happy girl in general wanting the house, white picket fence and more kids…well, secrets come out…the only question now is, will she be able to either accept it or he change for Candace?!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Book 1 in Series
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