R E V I E W ➠ Unforgettable by Melanie Harlow




Back then, I had it all.
Wicked fastball. Killer instinct. Cocky grin. Full package.
(And believe me, I knew how to score.)
My senior year, I was a first round draft pick with a two-million-dollar signing bonus. Before I could even legally buy myself a beer, I made my Major League debut.
Point is, I was invincible.
Until one day I wasn’t.
After tanking my career—during the World Series, no less—the last thing I want to do is return to my hometown, where every jerk in a ball cap has an opinion about what went wrong with my arm.
So when my sister drags me back to town for her wedding, I vow to get in and out of there as quickly as possible.
Then I run into April Sawyer.
In high school we were just friends, but I’d always wanted her, and I’d never forgotten her—the red hair, the incredible smile, the crazy, reckless thing we did in the back of my truck the night we said goodbye.
It’s been eighteen years, but one look at her and I feel like my old self again. I can still make her laugh, she can still take me down a notch, and when the chemistry between us explodes, it’s even hotter this time around—and I don’t want it to end.
But just when I think I’m ready to let go of the past and get back in the game, life throws me a curveball I never saw coming.

RELEASE DATE: May 4, 2020

First of, I can;t believe this is THE LAST BOOK in the series *crying* noooo! Also I have read almost all of the author’s books including every one in this series! Still crying because there won’t be anymore, but what an ENDING! *still crying*

First off the hero is Sadie’s big brother, our heroine April used to babysit Sadie back in high school where she also tutored the hero, so they all have history. Now I do not want to spoil any part of this story because it’s rather important and big for the conclusion of this series. If you’ve read the whole series you MIGHT get an idea, but I gotta say I did not expect that ending…and can we talk about that before all? WHY DID IT HAVE TO END?! Ugh, makes me want to re-read the whole series now!

That said, this is something sweet…dark but sweet. I loved April in the previous series book when she’s around and mentioned and so I did not expect anything less of a BANG for her book than this. Things aren’t as they see, watch out for slight curves and grab a couple tissues you might need them at a time or two. It just felt HONEST, like relatable and just real. I am so happy I had the chance to review this, and really wish there was more!!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

TOP 2020 MUST READ!
Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: N/A
Standalone/Series: #5 Series
Type: All Tags on top of this page!
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑

R E V I E W ➠ A Secret for A Secret by Helena Hunting



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My name is Ryan Kingston, and I’m a rule follower. I’ve never been in a fistfight. I always obey the speed limit. I don’t get drunk, and I definitely don’t pick up random women at bars.
Except the night I found out that my whole existence has been a lie.
I got drunk. And picked up a stranger.
Her name was Queenie, and she was everything I’m not: reckless, impulsive, and chaotic. We did shots and traded secrets. And ended up naked at my place.
She left me a thank-you note in the morning and her panties as a parting gift. But no way to contact her.
Six weeks later I’m sitting in the first official team meeting of the season, and there she is. I neglected to mention that I’m the goalie for Seattle’s NHL team.
And Queenie? Turns out she’s the general manager’s daughter.

RELEASE DATE: May 12, 2020

Not my first read by the author (she is one of my favorites) and I have read all the previous books in this series which I was in love with every single one of them!! So, you can say I was a bit excited for this one also!

Well this was a pleasant surprise,  I wont lie and say that a little into it I though: oh, this is kind of a familiar trope and story line…but then I got to know King & Queenie…wow these two couldn’t be any more polar opposite. While King is the level headed, smart, concentrated and conservative type…Queenie is the rebel, act first think later, beautiful and fun woman. They came together…wait for it, NOT in a night of heat and passion…why you ask? well, if you asked the hero and heroine, THEY wouldn’t be able to recall all of it themselves. There is something about Ryan (King) Kingston that moved me, in all the funny and sexy ways. He comes off different, proper but naughty and yet still alpha and protective…you can’t not love him, honestly. Now Queenie, she is definitely reckless, but I was not prepared for that bomb. This is not a story line to take for granted, i was wowed the whole rest of the time and couldn’t get enough of it. Not your typical hockey romance with a not typical hero, you’ll love even if he’s a bit quirky.

TOP 2020 MUST READ!
Rating: ★★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Type: Book #3 of Series
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑
⇨ H A P P Y – R E A D I N G ⇦

R E V I E W ➠ Working For It by BJ Harvey


(Cook Brothers #5)


It started one night in Vegas over a naughty cocktail and dirty banter. Eight months of bedded bliss later, Gilly Nelson says the two words Ezra Baker never saw coming:
“I’m pregnant.”
Twice-divorced Ezra has always acted first, thought it through later. Except in Gilly he finds an equal; a strong-willed, independent woman who doesn’t need his money or kind heart to get ahead. She just wants him.
Career-focused Gilly never imagined she’d be thirty-five, single and pregnant. Except when Ezra suggests they date rather than just mate, she finds herself wondering whether the man she’s been looking for has been in her bed all along.
If they can survive raging hormones, house renovations, and the realities of childbirth, surely creating a family will be a walk in the park…right?
***
Working For It is a full-length house flipping romantic comedy that can be read as a complete standalone and is the fifth and final book in the Cook Brothers series. Working For It is Ezra Baker’s story.

RELEASE DATE: May 6, 2020

Not my first read by the author & I have read all the books in this series so I am familiar with the crew and writing style of course. I am a forever fan of BJ…she really writes sweet, sexy and funny books! This one was romantic on a whole new level!

Ezra has got to be one of my favorites in this series, I knew we’d get something else form him from the previous books but my gosh did I fall in love with him…actually with Gilli as well…not only is she strong, independent and beautiful but has the biggest heart and isn’t afraid to show her emotions. Ez is a sweetheart but in a alpha sexy way, I really REALLY LOVED HIM! This has a mixture of fun, surprise, sexy and let’s not forget this whole series has a lot of rom-com and this did not disappoint it. You get to watch two people navigate something that could have gone differently but they both chose the right path for themselves…now the question is can they overcome everything being thrown in at once?!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

TOP 2020 MUST READ!
Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Series Book #5
Type: All Tags on top of this page!
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑

R E V I E W ➠ Blowback by Monica James


(The Monsters Within Duet #2)


This was supposed to be simple. Vengeance was mine. But I should know by now that nothing in life is easy.
My endgame has changed all because I met someone who wishes I was dead. Yet her hatred is the only thing saving her from The Big Bad. My lies protect her, so the harder she hates, the safer she is.
The thing about love and hate—it skates a very thin line. I need to stay away. It’s better for everyone if I do. But fighting this is like fighting nature.
Our paths crossed for a reason, and my Tiger isn’t fooled. Once the smoke clears, she will see every player, including me. I don’t deserve a second chance. But I want one…because I want her. The question is, what happens when the truth is finally revealed?
With the end in sight, I can promise you there will be nothing but violence and mayhem.
Oh yes, blood will be shed. 

RELEASE DATE: May 7, 2020

Not my first read by the author and won’t be my last. I have of course read Book #1 which at this point I don’t need to say would be a great idea to read first, I mean if you want to go backward…by all means to each it’s own, no judgement…but read Book #1 🙂 That said I sadly can not give out too much because it really really would ruin the story line…and since I am a SPOILER FREE review’er I will do my best! MIND-BLOWING is one word I can describe this DUO…all in all Monica really knows her words and her dark romance is right on that line…

This conclusion was everything you would want from the book 1 WORLD we got…I don’t know how to explain it besides that I felt like I was part of the world, like on the sideline and this is being filmed but in real life. The dark, the deception, the hurt, the pain…it all felt real as did the sexiness of this, both characters volubility, their strength…alone they may have been broken but together not only strong but they didn’t even know themselves HOW strong together they were. Pull and push, angst, just plain beautiful! When it came down for revenge…this twist and turn conclusion will have you on the edge of your seat!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

TOP 2020 MUS TREAD list! (DUO)
Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: N/A
Standalone/Series: Book #2 of Duo
Type: All Tags on top of this page!
Recommended: ☑

R E V I E W ➠ Road To Fire by Maria Luis


(Broken Crown Trilogy #1)


“I’m not scared of you.”
I meet her gaze. “You should be.”

Bound by a secret oath spanning generations, I am loyal to no one but the queen.
Spy.
Defender of the Crown.
To all of England, I’m Saxon Priest. Traitor. Murderer. Owner of London’s most infamous anti-loyalist pub.
And then she appears.
Isla Quinn may claim that she’s only looking to bus tables, but I’m no fool. Bitterness bleeds from her hard-blue eyes, and her hatred for the queen is so palpable, I can practically taste it off every sharp-tongued word slipping from her full mouth.
“Hire me,” she begs.
Won opposite sides of this war. Enemies from the start.
Isla thought she found an ally, but she’s found me instead.
Savage.
Ruthless.
A man with no heart, no matter how the dead space inside my chest lurches whenever she’s near.
And so I lean over, dragging her deep into this twisted game of crowns and thrones, and offer a single vow: “I could use you.”

RELEASE DATE: April 30, 2020

The palest green eyes I’ve ever encountered fixate on me. Fixate, and don’t waver, as though that one glance has gifted him the opportunity to bare my soul and steal every last one of my secrets.

-Isla

“I don’t get into cars with strangers.”
“I saved you.”
“You want to sack me!”
“Semantics.”


I don’t know where to begin but with a WOW! simply I am taken back by this style and words and everything coming from Maria. Absolutely couldn’t stop reading from page 1. I am a fan of WELL DONE DARK ROMANCE and she just knocked it out of the park. Holy molly was i captivated!!!

I can’t give you much on the book because i don’t do spoilers but i really don’t want to spoil one bit of this, but I’ll try my best to give you a glimpse. First of its action packed from the beginning, goes in strong. its a international-romance in the world revolving the king & queen. An organization sworn to its duty, a woman with a secret and a man so dark, brutal, cold…that you’ll be so proud of the heroine. For all her faults and weaknesses, HIM is not one of them!

Truly truly Wish i had book 2 and 3 to continue reading back to back. I’ll go as far to say that this should definitely be a movie, one which even my non-romantic husband would watch. It kind of has everything from deception, action, captivating story line and plot, unique and amazing characters, romance, sexiness, darkness and even heart. Simply plain a top 2020 must read & I am looking forward to the remainder of this trilogy. p.s. that ending, was not expecting that AT ALL!!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

TOP 2020 MUST READ!
Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: Killing
Standalone/Series: Book #1 of Trilogy
Type: All Tags on top of this page!
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑

R E V I E W ➠ Ember by Emma Renshaw



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One night changed an entire town.
Ten years ago, I left Hawk Valley.
I never planned to return. Not to the regrets. The bitter memories. The guilt.
My baseball career gave me both the excuse and the money I needed to start over. Then my mom called, and I found myself headed back to the one place I swore I wouldn’t step foot again.
Meeting Delilah wasn’t part of the plan. Falling in love with her adorable son was even less so. And yet, what’s brewing between us is too intense to be denied. The unexpected passion is almost enough to distract us from the crumbling of both our worlds.
But even as the sparks fly, someone is waiting in the shadows to burn it all down. 

RELEASE DATE: April 21, 2020

From cradle to grave.
From sandbox to the pine box.
From home plate to center field.

I inched closer to her even though I was denying what I wanted to do, which was sweep her into my arms and kiss the living daylight out of her.

-Gunner

Not my first read by the author, she was a new to me a little ago but I read one book and then I had to read all of her books. This one, not so different. Have you ever started a book and it’s so damn good that you had to stop yourself from reading because you didn’t want it to end? Well, this is that type for me!

The book stars off with you needing tissues, because not only do things happen fast but also in doubles. But you will instantly fall in love with Gunner, right off the bat! Both hero and heroine are put in difficult situations, very different form one another meaning they carry the same amount of guilt and worry on their shoulders but worlds apart. Typing this reminds me of how I could have used another 5 or 6 books of continued stories from just this one book.

Gunner is the perfect hero, caring, strong, sweet, sexy and a baseball player…that’s all I need to say. He lost something a very long time ago but it hung on him for years, now that he is back in town for his mother…he can’t seem to get away from the memories.
Delilah is a woman that let’s just say had to grow up pretty fast. Going through life cooking one meal after another, by the way she is a fantastic chef…and her son is the main thing in her life at all times. I absolutely, if you don’t fall in love with Gunner by himself at the beginning you will once you meet him and Tucker *swoon swoon swoon* after all this book gave me all the feels, emotional, beautiful, haunting, captivating and all the romance and sexiness you need! I can’t wait to read more…p.s. secretly looking and hoping Colt Delilah’s brother gets a story!

TOP 2020 MUST READ!
Rating: ★★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Type: Standalone
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑
⇨ H A P P Y – R E A D I N G ⇦

R E V I E W ➠ Southern Comfort by Natasha Madison



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Buried secrets never stay hidden in the South.

Olivia
When you find out that your fiancé is arrested for swindling over ten million dollars from his clients, you do what any sane woman would do. You escape reality and go undercover, trading in your city-girl Louboutins for country-pumpkin cowboy boots.
It wasn’t a forever change—it was temporary. I only had to stay here until things back home got straightened out, or so I thought.
Casey
I was riding horses before I was walking, or at least that was what they told me. I always knew I would take over the family farm. It’s in my blood.
Country boy at heart, the minute I saw her dragging her luggage up the gravel driveway I knew she was out of my league.
I shouldn’t have started anything with her, because I knew she was just passing through.
I couldn’t stop it, I fell in love with her. Even though I knew, in the end, she would leave me.

RELEASE DATE: April 14, 2020

“That mouth of yours is going to get you in a whole heap of trouble.”

-Casey

Not my first read by the author, she is one of my favorites! Also this NEW series is ‘Save a horse, ride a Cowboy’ amazing!! Prepare for your emotions to be on HIGH in this one! If you’ve read Book #1 you know that this one is about book 1’s brother (Casey) and her best friend (Olivia). It’s complicated to start with.

Olivia comes from a background where she was always told what, how and when to do ANYTHING. She never really had a remodel, especially her mother. When she met Book 1’s heroine, they became more than best friends. When she goes back to her best friends home town, she is met with the most handsome cowboy she has ever met. Casey, the brother she apparently was being held out on by her bestie. Olivia is a happy girl, she smiles often but that smile hides a lot. When running away from a problem it always seems to follow you, in this case not only her but she has put her best friends family in jeopardy. Thinking it’s all clear she plans well she has always planned to go back to the city, after-all she doesn’t know country living much. But that past may seem a lot harder to subdue then she thought.

Casey, I can’t tell you enough how much I LOVE HIM, seriously crush love him. He is broody, big, handsome, sexy, that accent and boots & stetson *swoon* all his life he has wanted one thing, and at one point in it he almost had it. Now that his sister is back in town and in tow with the sweet, beautiful, sassy and smart Olivia…his emotions are all over. When he offers her to stay with him, he wasn’t expecting anything but that. But Casey is a protector at nature, and even though he has his own daemons he is fighting, he knows that protecting her is a must. I gotta say that Casey is not your typical broken hero, it goes more and deeper than that. *sigh*

Both of these characters are complex in their own way but when together you can;t help but laugh along, smile or even tear up. Something about two broken souls coming together. I do really wish they talked to one another, their not sharing their feelings is on another level. But everything about this book and series so far is TOP for me, this book continues smoothly from the first one and is a lot more emotional in all the ways you want it to be. I laughed, smiled and cried in this one, and I can’t wait for more, which by the way is going to me amazing from the ending of this book. p.s. this is a sweet slow-burn & you get 2 epilogues *swoon*

TOP 2020 MUST READ list!
Rating: ★★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Type: Book #2 of Series
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑
⇨ H A P P Y – R E A D I N G ⇦

R E V I E W ➠ Madam Temptress by Meghan March



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I didn’t choose this path. No one would.
I played the cards I was dealt.
The life made me. The city made me.
I won’t apologize for who I’ve become.
Moses wouldn’t have me any other way.
He says he want forever, and I’m starting to believe him.
But I can’t outrun my past, and my sins are catching up with me.
It’s time to atone, I’ll gladly pay my penance.
We might be getting our second chance, but we have to make it out alive first. 

RELEASE DATE: April 14, 2020

“You’re never gonna be alone again, mam. Whatever comes, we handle it together. That’s how it works from her eon out.”

-Moses

Not my first read by the author and she is one of my top favorites! I also have read Book #1 which is a given since this is a duo BUT you never know hehe. That said, this was the conclusion OF MY LIFE, AN EPIC ONE!

I don’t want to give out too much since this is a dou and I don’t do spoilers. This anti-hero only continues with more action, suspense, romance, thriller and let’s not forget the swoning part…so so much!! The hero is more fiercely protective in this one, heroine is more brave more beautiful just more! Like I said in the first book, Meghan does not write bad characters, they are equally amazing in their own.

“Shut up and kiss me, woman. You win. I’ll quit fucking worrying.”

-Moses

If you haven’t get yourself Book #1 and start, this Dark Romance is on my TOP 2020 MUS TREAD list, & this conclusion will blow you away!

TOP 2020 MUST READ list!
Rating: ★★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Type: Book #2 of Duo
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑
⇨ H A P P Y – R E A D I N G ⇦

R E V I E W ➠ Saddler’s Scandal by Nicole Rodrigues


(Saddler Series #5)

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Andre Demarco.
Franklin High’s newest Biology teacher. Good news; he’s beautiful to look at. Bad news; he’s my new co-teacher. Try talking about the birds and the bees to a class full of fifteen year olds without picturing your co-teacher giving you that chat with a little less clothing and a lot more demonstration. Really bad news; he’s the “Andrea” that has answered my seeking roommate ad. Avoiding him in school was impossible, but avoiding him when he walks down the hall to his room in only a towel? Not happening. Really, really bad news; he was my one night stand last month. Not thinking about his anatomy after having it in mine–Hopeless.
Dakota Saddler.
Also known as Dax. Apparently, that’s a woman’s name because when I walk into the apartment I’m renting a room in, she’s there–in her bra and panties–causing a familiar tug at my southern region. Icing on the cake; I get to teach alongside her all day long at work. Piss on my Cheerios; there’s a no fraternization policy at Franklin High. When the woman says the word “penis” in front of our class, I’m done for. When the fog clears, I realize I’ve heard that word drip from her lips before; begging for mine from underneath me last month. Shit. I need a lesson on following the rules, but I can tell from the moment I laid eyes on her, in spite of her good girl facade, Dakota Saddler was always meant to break them with me. 

RELEASE DATE: April 16, 2020

Not my first read by the author, she is my #bookwifey and I have read and beta read every single one of her books, okay I think 3 of them I haven’t hehe but in all I know this author’s writing style and have kicked her butt many times in beta reading BUT the best part about Nicole is that she takes constructive criticism well and turns it into WIN! That said this book KNOCKED IT OUT OF THE PARK for me, a favorite in this series! Everything about is this time, the characters [especially the heroine] were perfect and for one another, they complimented each other, it’s fun, sexy, romantic and swoony! Really liked the combo of it all!

I don’t want to spoil it even a little because this is really something to dive into, be prepared for the usual Nikki style but with a twist. The heroine Dakota is strong but still vulnerable, beautiful, smart and sassy while the hero Andre is something NEW, yes he was sexy, handsome, strong and knew how to handle Dakota but there was something about him that drew me to him…his big heart mixed with the genuinosity. Really beautiful and as always love the endings but especially this one! Great freaking job WIFEY, we may not see eye to eye when it comes to me reading your books but it’s like you wrote this one JUST HOW I LOVE IT and for me. Always your #1 Fan

TOP 2020 MUST READ!
Rating: ★★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Type: Book #5 of Series
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑
⇨ H A P P Y – R E A D I N G ⇦

R E V I E W ➠ Bayside Fantasies by Melissa Foster



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Tegan Fine has never had a plan—life, business, or otherwise. But she’s always had goals—to laugh daily and to pay it forward as often as she is able, just like her favorite uncle always did. After inheriting her great-uncle’s amphitheater, Tegan makes a risky move to a charming small town on Cape Cod to carry on her uncle’s legacy and hopefully expand the business with her new friend, Harper. Unfortunately, those goals aren’t doing much to help her plan a business strategy for her new endeavor. With Harper counting on her and her uncle’s legacy at stake, she swears off all distractions, determined to succeed. If only she could stop bumping into a certain arrogant, witty, and excruciatingly hot businessman who tweaks her nerves and invades her every thought. Including her late-night fantasies.
Self-professed workaholic Jett Masters never slows down. He lives life with no attachments—except to his clients, to whom he gives his all. A reluctant trip to his hometown has him itching to shake the ghosts of his past and get back to spinning deals and adding to his investments. But when he comes face-to-face with a gorgeous, handsy woman who is quite possibly the snarkiest and most disorganized person he’s ever met, sparks fly, and his sharp mind stumbles. He doesn’t even know her name, but he can’t get her out of his mind.
A chance encounter turns into a wild, sexy night, and their chemistry is off the charts—even if their ideals, and their lives, are worlds apart. Neither Jett nor Tegan is looking for more. Becoming friends with benefits seems like the perfect solution. But when they are trapped together in torrential weather, they work side by side in the aftermath, and every passionate kiss deepens their connection. Secrets are shared, trust is built, and no promises dare be made. As their lives move on, lines begin to blur, hearts get hurt, and their true selves come into focus. Tegan and Jett are left wondering if they make the perfect storm, or if they’ve reached the end of their bayside fantasy.

RELEASE DATE: March 18, 2020

Not my first read by the author, she is one of my top favorites and also an author I first read many moons ago. That said YES I have read almost every single of her books! This series is one to definitely dive into!!

First off this book made me fall in love again with the series, something about it aside from it being the longest & I never wanted it to end. The words, if you’ve never read MF she is a treat in the romance world. All of her books are. The characters, the flow, the story line…addicting!

Our hero Jett is something else, he works really hard but also is humble and helping, always looking for the next thing..when that comes..his ‘i don’t get attached or give out feelings’ feelings are going to be on the line. Our heroine Teagan will give Jett a run for his money, literally in some ways because she is equally hardworking and driven. You can’t not love her because she brings out the best in everything she touches. These two navigating through life and “fate” that may have played a part…it’s incredible, romantic, swooning, sexy and fun! You will get sucked in and never want to get out! *sigh* I want to re-read it just to re-live it again! I want NO need more in this series, can we just have it never end Melissa?!

TOP 2020 MUST READ!
Rating: ★★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Type: Book #6 of Series
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY! ☑
⇨ H A P P Y – R E A D I N G ⇦