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Book Reviews, Contemporary Romance, Year of Reviews - 2020

Review – Crazy Heifer by Lani Lynn Vale

Crazy Heifer (The Valentine Boys Book 2) by [Vale, Lani Lynn]

Crazy Heifer; The Valentine Boys #2 
(A standalone within a series)

by: Lani Lynn Vale

Review Rating:




This was my first chance to meet the Valentine family as I’m still catching up with all of Lani’s books, but I was delighted to meet them in Crazy Heifer and look forward to reading more about the rest of the family in future books.

I had no trouble jumping right into the big family and whether you’ve read about them before or are joining them now, you will discover they have quite a background, but their family history does not checker their future. The Valentines are a solid family and fun to read. I really adored getting to know this big family and the new additions to the Kilgore world.

Callum and Desi may not have grown up together, but when Callum Valentine sets his sights on Desi he quickly knows what he wants and becomes addicted to her. She is exactly his type of woman, a curvy redhead. When he spots her sitting alone in a restaurant he notices her getting harrased. He doesn’t hesitate to come to her rescue and the rest, as they say, is history.

Desi hasn’t been free from her ex for long, but he doesn’t seem to want to leave her alone. Turning up over and over he likes to harass her, but when the sexy Callum Valentine helps her out she finds it hard to say no. Especially when he continues to show up to help her out over and over. Is this fate stepping in and should she listen?

I love that Callum respects Desi enough to never put her down when she still wants to workout and eat healthy things, but he also lets his own opinions be known that he loves a full figured woman, but will appreciate her at any size. He never disrespects her and really appreciates her own need to tone up and want to be healthy to feel better about herself. Together they communicate which is the heart of any relationship. Their relationship grows from some of these seemingly basic things, but I love it.

There is a lot of Valentine family, which is my first interaction with them, along with sprinklings of other characters that have or will come along in other books.


I fell in love with his rope skills. I stayed because somehow he took hold of my heart and made it his.

Callum Valentine didn’t mean to eavesdrop. Then again? When a man is calling a woman fat right in front of your table, it’s kind of hard not to intervene. Especially when the town’s most beautiful creature ever is the one being called fat.

Desi just wants to be left alone. After an ugly divorce, she thinks she’s in the clear. Then her ex takes it upon himself to continue to make her life miserable, giving Desi no choice but to take it or leave.

In fact, her bags were nearly all the way packed when Callum poked his nose into the most embarrassing spectacle the town of Kilgore has ever witnessed. The moment he declares her his and off limits, everything changes—and definitely not for the better.

As if things couldn’t get worse than being called a pitiful, fat heifer in front of the hottest man she’s ever seen, Callum has to go and say that she’s his, and they have to play a game that she’s not quite sure she wants to be playing.

But before her eyes, things change. And suddenly the rules of the game aren’t clear. And they’re crossing boundaries neither one of them see coming.

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Release Day/New Release, Year in Releases - 2020

New Release – Betrayed by A.K. Evans

Title: Betrayed
Series: Cunningham Security #8
Author: A.K. Evans
Genre: Contemporary Romance with a touch of suspense
Release Date: February 11, 2020

They say money can’t buy happiness.

Quinn Jacobs wasn’t sure she agreed. After all, she had everything she needed—the perfect marriage, loads of cash, and not a care in the world. So, it never dawned on her that she’d end up in her current situation.

Deceived and divorced.

After being betrayed by her husband and best friend, Quinn has no choice but to pick herself up and move on.

Tyson Reed might not have millions, but he’s got one thing money can’t buy.


In the form of a large, loud, in-his-business family and dozens of friends. They’re all his, and he wouldn’t dream of changing that.

The last thing Quinn needs is to hop into another relationship, but when Tyson shows up to install her new security system, she finds him irresistibly charming. As Quinn tries to find a way trust a man again, Tyson works to heal her battered heart.

And as the sting of betrayal begins to fade, Quinn learns that loyalty is something that can never be bought.

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A.K. Evans is a married mother of two boys residing in a small town in northeastern Pennsylvania, where she graduated from Lafayette College in 2004 with two degrees (one in English and one in Economics & Business). Following a brief stint in the insurance and financial services industry, Evans realized the career was not for her and went on to manage her husband’s performance automotive business. She even drove the shop’s race cars! Looking for more personal fulfillment after eleven years in the automotive industry, Andrea decided to pursue her dream of becoming a writer.

While Andrea continues to help administratively with her husband’s businesses, she spends most of her time writing and homeschooling her two boys. When she finds scraps of spare time, Evans enjoys reading, doing yoga, watching NY Rangers hockey, dancing, and vacationing with her family. Andrea, her husband, and her children are currently working on taking road trips to visit all 50 states (though, Alaska and Hawaii might require flights).


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Release Day/New Release, Year in Releases - 2020

New Release – Sated in Ink by Carrie Ann Ryan

Title: Sated in Ink
Series: Montgomery Ink: Boulder #2
Author: Carrie Ann Ryan
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 11, 2020

The Montgomery Ink saga continues in a seductive romance where a runaway bride and two best friends might just take the chance of a lifetime.

Ethan Montgomery thought he had his life figured out until the moment he and his best friend met a woman in a wedding dress drinking wine out of a paper bag. He might work too many hours and always seems to put his family and friends first. Still, when he finally opens up to Holland and Lincoln, he may just get everything he’s ever wanted.

Holland Yeaton made a horrible mistake, and running out on her wedding seemed like the only thing to do at the time. Taking the next step of her life on her own won’t be easy, but now she has two sexy and bearded strangers to help her figure out exactly what she desires.

Lincoln McClard has loved his best friend for as long as he can remember. Only he’s never dared to do anything about it. Instead, he puts all of his sexual frustration into his art. As soon as he meets Holland, he realizes exactly why he waited for Ethan and what has been missing all along.

However, it’s not only the three of them in this tangled and steamy relationship. And if they aren’t careful, it won’t only be their feelings that get hurt…and broken.

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Carrie Ann Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary, paranormal, and young adult romance. Her works include the Montgomery Ink, Redwood Pack, Fractured Connections, and Elements of Five series, which have sold over 3.0 million books worldwide. She started writing while in graduate school for her advanced degree in chemistry and hasn’t stopped since. Carrie Ann has written over seventy-five novels and novellas with more in the works. When she’s not losing herself in her emotional and action-packed worlds, she’s reading as much as she can while wrangling her clowder of cats who have more followers than she does.


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New Release – THE DAY HE WENT AWAY by Jennifer Millikin


Today we are celebrating the re-launch of a contemporary romance title by Jennifer Millikin. THE DAY HE WENT AWAY is a standalone novel, and you can read it for FREE in Kindle Unlimited. Follow Jennifer for exclusive updates and news about her titles.

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The Day He Went Away by Jennifer Millikin

Contemporary Romance

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Book Blurb:

Life was roses.

I was happy. I had my dream job. I’d finally fallen in love with the man who’d been waiting for me since he was a boy. Soon his four years in the Army would be over, and we’d be together forever. My perfect life was squarely in my palm.

And then it was snatched from me.

The harshest, cruelest truth became my reality.

And I turned into a shell of my former self.

Then a stranger arrived, wearing Army fatigues and closely cropped dark hair.

Fulfilling a promise to his comrade-in-arms brought him to my front door.

And the focus of his promise, it turned out, was me.

His mission was simple:

Care for me.

Heal me.

Bring me back to life.

But what started out as an uncomplicated mission is quickly turning personal.

He came here to take care of me.

But neither of us expected how much he’d need me, too.

And we definitely didn’t expect these feelings.

My broken heart knows how wrong it is.

We’ll fight it, harder than we’ve ever fought anything.

But I’m afraid to win, and I’m even more terrified to lose.

Of all his missions, I may be his most dangerous.




Jennifer Millikin is a contemporary fiction author of five full-length novels and a contributor for Scottsdale Moms Blog. When she isn’t writing she can be found cooking, hiking, or in downward dog.


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