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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R E V I E W ➠ More Than Dare You by Shayla Black




I dared her to spend a hot, no-strings night with me. Now I’m determined to keep her forever
I’m Trace Weston, recently reformed womanizer. In the blink of an eye, I went from busy bachelor to full-time single dad. My life was already complicated before my sister-in-law asked me to show off my bedroom skills to her bestie, who’s wanting to experience real pleasure now that her one-and-only long-term relationship is over. Gorgeous Masey Garrett isn’t my “usual.” She’s shy, sassy, driven, and incredibly kind. Suddenly I’m falling fast…but she’s only mine for a night
What’s a former player to do? Change the rules
Now she’s under my roof night after night, letting me into her body and her life. Her heart? Not so much. She loves my newborn son. Me? I can’t tell. I’m pulling out all the stops to win her over, but she’s not taking me seriously. Other than passion, how can I reach her? Every attempt only pulls me deeper under her spell. Sure, I could drop an L bomb…except that once imploded my heart. But when her past collides with my desired future, can I risk everything and dare Masey to stay with me forever?

RELEASE DATE: July 28, 2020

Not my first read by the author, and I kind of jumped the gun and read book #6 in this series but I’ve wanted to catch up on it. This one WOWed me!

“I love it when you’re polite about wanting something dirty.”

This was a unique love story. I thought it was going to go one way but ended up going an ever better way. It was very sweet, sexy, fun and romantic! The hero is a easy going man that has had his fun in life, until the day a one-nighter shows back up with the cutest baby ever and gives him full custody. When his sister-in-law asks him for one of the most strangest favors ever, he really has to think about it…until he sees HER! The heroine is a sweetheart, she really really is sweet and after spending years with a man that manipulated her, she didn’t think much of herself until HIM. He shows her what she has been missing, and she show’s him what he needs.

Even if I didn’t read the other’s which this book makes me want to, this was a beautiful read and no triggers for me and actually interesting because the heroine is a BEAUTY INFLUENCER and the hero is a YACH SAILOR not sure if that’s what it is, but he charters yachts for trips. Really different in a good way read!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: (More Than Words #6)
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R E V I E W ➠ Reckless At Heart by Zoe York




“Daddy, I’m pregnant.
The last three words Owen Kincaid ever wanted to hear from his teenage daughter. The firefighter knows how hard it is to have a kid when you’re still a kid yourself. He did it, and now eighteen years later, history is repeating itself. To say he’s beating himself up is an understatement. The last thing he needs is to fall head-over-heels in lust with his daughter’s midwife
Kerry Humphrey hates her new client’s father. She has no reason to hate him, except for the fact he’s tall and brooding and always there, hovering in the background of appointments. And the crackle of chemistry every time their eyes meet. She hates that, too
Everything about their attraction is ill-fated. But it won’t go away. Maybe, for one night, they can be… Reckless at Heart.

RELEASE DATE: June 2, 2020

Kerry’s kisses matched the way she looked at him. Teasing, curious. Sex in a way hat seemed to have no limit.

Not my first read by the author, I actually have read this author before I even started anything and love her writing style.

Single/Dad forbidden romances are the greatest combo ever! I really REALLY enjoyed the entire story and plus I really like the author’s writing style and have been reading her books for a while. Owen Kincaid the hero, i can’t express his sexiness, something so manly and just hot. He was someone you could not figure out easy, and can we just mention that his 18 year old daughter got pregnant and he is not only a sexy dad but sexy grandpa? YEAH! The heroine is in her mid-thirties and happens to be the hero’s daughter’s mid-wife and someone who HATES the hero for being arrogant, pushy and in her face at all times. Their relationship is so complex yet simple. What makes this so fun is because the hero is mature yet really looking forward to being a bachelor and the single life, after all his daughter made the same mistake he did by having her at the same age. The heroine is ready for more, as in relationship, stability and a child. Every turn is new and unexpected and I would highly recommend this book, the author really does a fantastic job at keeping you on your toes while giving you what you want!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers:
Standalone/Series: (Kincaids of Pine Harbour #1)
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R E V I E W ➠ After All by Kristen Proby




The last sizzling novel in Kristen Proby’s Romancing Manhattan series finds a widower falling deeply in love again with a woman who has scars of her own.
When Carter Shaw’s wife died five years ago, he was left to pick up the pieces not only of his own broken heart but also that of his devastated eight-year-old daughter, Gabby—leaving him with no time for anything else, let alone dating. But recently, Carter has noticed women again and soon even begins dating. No one has stuck around for long, mostly thanks to one very angry Gabby.
Nora Hayes has worked as Carter’s assistant for years. Recently divorced herself, Nora spends many hours at the office and helping Carter with his daughter whom she adores. Despite loving her job and being wrapped up in the Shaw family, Nora’s never given her handsome, kind workaholic boss a second thought, especially in the romance department.
But then the snowstorm of the century hits, and Nora finds herself stranded at work with Carter overnight. And suddenly, she sees Carter in a whole new, sexy light. The sadness that’s lived in his eyes for so long has now been replaced with pure, unadulterated lust—and Nora isn’t quite sure what to do about it. For after the pain of her divorce, she never thought she would give love a second chance.
Carter and Nora have always believed in never combining business with pleasure. But how can they possibly deny the all-consuming chemistry between them…?

RELEASE DATE: July 14, 2020

“You don’t like to sweat?” “No. I don’t. It’s just…sweaty.” “So noted,” he replies. “I plan to feed you well, Nora. I plan to do a lot fo things well.” If that doesn’t send a zing down my spine and straight to my lady parts, I don’t know what does.

Not my first read by the author and not my last, I have read the other books in this series as well and I have to say that THIS ONE TOOK THE CAKE for me, TOP 2020 MUST READ from page 1 through end! I seriously loved everything about it, from meeting the characters, to actions, events…and Gabby the he’s daughter, I want a daughter just like her, sweet, smart, sassy and super adorable and funny!

Not your average office-romance because Nora and Carter have known each other for a very long time. She’s been working for him for a decade, and even was there through out his late wife’s death, and of course her own divorce. So the lines were always there but they were blurred until that one day where ‘THE KISS’ almost happened and Carter couldn’t stop thinking about it. This takes you on a fun adventure of actions, events and little bit of heartbreak and I will warn you this man will spark your panties right off you, wow on the love scenes HOT DAMN to be exact! The outcome is very sweet and I am so sad to see this series end! At least all three books are available to binge read!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

TOP 2020 MUST READ!
Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers:
Standalone/Series:
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R E V I E W ➠ Can’t Fight It by Kaylee Ryan and Lacey Black




Colton
From the moment she showed up on my doorstep, I knew our lives would never be the same. I felt it deep in my soul that she was going to change us forever. I didn’t know how, but I knew she was important. I tried to maintain the distance between us, but it was too strong to fight.
With each passing day, I saw a future I never planned flash before my eyes—one with a fairytale ending. The only problem is that someone wanted to take that away from me, away from us. I just found her, and no way am I letting her go that easily. Hollis is family, my family, and I’ll do whatever it takes to protect her.
Hollis
Colton Callahan wasn’t what I expected. I was in desperate need of a fresh start, ready for something new, but all it took was one look at those intoxicating blue eyes for me to reevaluate everything. I tried to stay detached, but something about him just called to me.
It took no time at all for me to fall. Not only for the man I share a living space with, but also his son, Milo. The problem is my past is not too far behind, trailing behind me and slowly catching up. When it finally does, I have a choice to make—run away, leaving them behind, or stay and fight, potentially putting them in danger. Either way, I could lose it all. (

RELEASE DATE: July 30, 2020

Not my first read by the author and i have read all of Kaylee’s books and a lot of Lacey’s as well books including every book in this series. I was SOOOO excited about this one.Ii didn’t know how knocked odd my boots I’d be with this single dad *swoon swoon swoon* just so sweet and romantic…with a little bit of suspense. 

So in book 2 we find out that the hero here Colton is the father *Que the dramatic music* and since becoming a single dad he is doing everything right! In comes the knew tenant that was supposed to be a he and she is definitely a she, a gorgeous she. While the heroine is running away from something, is she also running TO something? I loved these two, this series is a *make you want to have a baby or a daddy * either way it’s so swoony and romantic.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

A MUST READ!
Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Book #3 of Series
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R E V I E W ➠ The Player Next Door by K.A. Tucker




Scarlet Reed has returned to Polson Falls, convinced that twelve years away is long enough to shed her humiliating childhood identity as the town harlot’s daughter. With a teaching job secured and an adorable fixer-upper to call home, things in her life are finally looking up.
That is, until she finds out that Shane Beckett lives next door.
Shane Beckett, the handsome and charismatic high school star quarterback who smashed her heart. The lying, cheating player who was supposed to be long gone, living the pro football dream and fooling women into thinking he’s Prince Charming. Shane Beckett, who is as attractive as ever and flashing his dimples at her as if he has done no wrong.
Scarlet makes it abundantly clear that old wounds have not been forgotten. Neighbors they may be, but friends they most certainly are not. She won’t allow herself to fall for the single father and firefighter again, no matter how many apologies he offers, how many times he rushes to her aid, or how hard he makes her heart pound.
But as she spends more time with him, she begins to fear that maybe she’s wrong. Maybe Shane has changed.
And maybe this time she’s the one playing herself—out of a chance at true happiness. 

RELEASE DATE: June 16, 2020

This is a new to me author and what caught my eye was the blurb, something i was excited to read. that said, it being a new to me, I wasn’t sure of the style of writing…it’s always works out or not when it’s a new author and can’t blame anyone when a reader can’t connect with anything regarding the book. Unfortunately i was not able to fully connect with the heroine and hero himself. It came down to the style of writing and over all characters for me. Nothing in particular just the overall. Now that said, the plot was great, little predictable but teacher romances can happen like that.  It’s a second chance, little enemy to then friends to lovers, single dad, forbidden relationship. The hero and heroine dated for a summer in HS, after having her heart straight up broken she moves away in hopes of better and for 12 years she did. i forgot to mention that heroines mother was a harlot. It’s complicated. 
the hero kind of reminds me of the everyday jock that has it all, grown up but still tendencies and actions of a young adult type. Just could not connect with them and some of their actions. the story line definitely knew what was coming for most of the book, transitions were smooth. I’ve wanted to read this author for a while now and glad i gave it a chance. 

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: N/A
Standalone/Series: Standalone
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R E V I E W ➠ Layover Lover by Jeannine Colette & Lauren Runow




Flying the friendly skies has been more than just a job to me. It’s my home.
Ten years ago I ran away from everything I’ve known and vowed never to return. That is until my flight is canceled due to weather, and I’m stuck in San Francisco.
Fate is not on my side when I end up in an Uber rideshare with the one man I thought I’d never see again.
Zack Hunt was my high school sweetheart, and the boy I walked away from without a note saying goodbye. Except, he’s no longer a boy. No, this man is gorgeous, intense, and heated at the sight of me.
The anger searing off him is nothing compared to the way my heart pounds from seeing him again. Words are said. Feelings are crushed. But when he invites me into his bar to hash out our past, I find myself following him in, desperate for more.
The line between past and present is blurred when Zack challenges me to a dare—come back home with him to see what I walked away from.
Call me a glutton for punishment, but I do.
Then I challenge him right back to live a day in my shoes.
We drive home to rediscover the past
We fly abroad to live in the present.
When we stop moving, we realize we may never have a future.
Layover Lover is a second chance romance, aligned by fate. Can two lost souls really find love again on a layover? Or do they need to keep flying?

RELEASE DATE: May 31, 2020

“You’re a goddamn sire. A temptress. And I have no control.”

-Zack

Not my first read by either author and I have to say that I have loved everything I have read by them together or alone. So it comes with heavy heart when I have to say that this was not my cup of tea, and I’ll explain why.

I want to start off by saying that i am not a big fan of the hero pinning after the heroine in any type of shape or form, that said this unfortunately was not my cup of tea if you will. I have huge respect for the authors and have read their books before but I just could not get into liking the heroine here is why: she did not budge not even a milometer…it made me feel sorry for the hero and that’s a turn off. I get that she is a flight attendant but there was no budging even after the hero gave a lot AND HE GAVE A LOT, ALWAYS! Not a bad thing just my personal opinion and feelings. I wish the authors nothing but the best always.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: N/A
Standalone/Series: Standalone
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