Book Reviews, Contemporary Romance, Year of Reviews - 2020

Review – Good With His Hands by Lauren Blakely and Lili Valente

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Good With His Hands; Good In Bed #1 
(A standalone within a series)

by: Lauren Blakely and Lili Valente

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OMG! This was sweet and sexy and full of more emotions than I was expecting! Lauren and Lili what are you doing to me!?!

When two people are connected by not only a tragic event, but also a lifetime of memories, this makes for a powerful thread that is hard to break. Both Jessie and Ruby have never crossed the line that has been in their lives. Connected by Jessie’s little sister, who is Ruby’s best friend, there was always a silent understanding that a line would never be crossed, until the chemistry brewing between them finally becomes too hot and they finally step over that line.

I found myself choking up multiple times, as this story was very emotional, but it also held all the hotness, and humor that these ladies are known for. It was the perfect mix that held my attention from the beginning until the very end.

While Ruby is a young woman who is just getting her life back in order after a tragic accident, Jessie is right there by her side as a constant cheerleader and friend. Before he leaves, to live across country, he wants to help check items off a list (a list that was left behind by his sister). Items that will help Ruby live her life bigger, something she hasn’t done since the accident and with time running out Jessie needs to help.

They spend Jessie’s last two weeks together, checking off all Ruby’s items and boiling over in their chemistry. These two together are pure magic. Smexy, addictive magic that will pull at all your heart strings as well.


A sexy best friend’s brother romance from bestselling authors Lauren Blakely and Lili Valente!

I’m the wrong guy for her.

She’s sunshine, and cherry pie. I’m whiskey and fast cars. I’m also keeping one hell of a secret from the woman I’ve wanted for years.

But when I find a list my sister left behind for Ruby, I’ve got no choice but to offer the sexy, big-hearted girl next door both a road trip and a chance.

A chance to discover how big she can dream.

And if some of those dreams play out in the bedroom? Well, there’s nothing wrong with a few — okay, several — hot nights together as we hit the beach, visit old stomping grounds, and test all sorts of limits, in and out of the sheets.

Seven days, then I’m off, moving across the country, far away from her.

No way can things get complicated in a week. Ruby and I aren’t the kind of dream that has a shot of coming true.

Especially once she learns what I’ve done.

GOOD WITH HIS HANDS is a sexy standalone romance in the Good in Bed series!

Releasing December 18th ! You’ll love this hot and heartfelt best friend’s brother romance with all sorts of twists! The first book in the sexy romantic comedy Good in Bed series, preorder your copy today!

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Book Reviews, Contemporary Romance, Year of Reviews - 2020

Review – Play You by Tracy Lorraine

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Play You; Rebel Ink #4 
(A standalone within a series)

by: Tracy Lorraine

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The men of Rebel Ink get more delicious with each book. Dawson and Piper sizzle and steam up the pages of Play You and I was hooked from page one!

Dawson is a dreamy single dad, the ultimate DILF. He’s rough when you want him to be and a big ol’ softy at the exact right moments. Dawson is absolutely perfect. His daughter, Emmie is full of fire and sarcasm, but is actually a very good daughter – especially for a teenage girl. The relationship he has with her really melted my heart and I’m excited to see what happens in her life going forward.

It was because of Emmie that Dawson ran into his old teenage love, Piper. A girl, now woman, he thought was long dead. He witnessed the house she lived in burn to the ground and it’s not like Piper was seen or heard from for seventeen years, until Dawson goes to enroll his daughter, Emmie, into a prestigious school. Piper works at the school and she instantly knows her time of running and hiding has run out.

This story revolves around hurt and betrayal, but it also is about two people who discover that a love like theirs is rare and might deserve a second chance, if only Dawson wasn’t linked to his family which is still looking to finish what they started seventeen years ago.

Can they survive a second time around or will her betrayal finally catch up to her?


I hated to play her…

But she left me no choice with her betrayal.

Star-crossed lovers doesn’t even begin to describe what happened seventeen years ago when I fell for the one girl I shouldn’t have.

The forbidden. Our Rival. My enemy.

Piper Collins.

She was perfect, despite her family name. Too good to be true… too bad she was a snitch.

Planted to infiltrate our club. I guess ripping my heart out was just a bonus.

And when the truth was discovered, her and her family were dealt with in the only was my father knew.

I buried my feelings, knowing I’d never see her again.

But as I try to set my daughter on a new path, I walk straight into my past, and find myself face to face with Piper.

And when I did, it all came roaring back. The love, the hate.

She played me, and it was time for my pay back.

Because now, I have a game and she’s the perfect pawn.

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Book Reviews, Contemporary Romance, Year of Reviews - 2020

Review – Feisty Red by Stacey Kennedy

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Feisty Red; Three Chicks Brewery #2 
(A standalone within a series)

by: Stacey Kennedy

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A second chance romance with the sweetest little boy who totally stole my heart.

I was torn when I first met Sullivan. Here was a man who left the small town he grew up in, didn’t have the guts to say goodbye to his long time girlfriend, or check in with his friends for the last seven years while he was living his dream in the major leagues. At least that was the impression I was given, but once I began learning about Sullivan’s demons and the reason he left, the young man he was is much more forgivable.

Sullivan has returned to River Rock to make amends and Clara, the woman he loved so long ago, is at the top of that list. He never imagined she’d have a son, a son that looked so much like him. Sullivan has a lot to make up for and Clara is hesitant to jump back in to the Sullivan bubble. Mason, her son, is all she cares about and making sure he’s safe is her top priority. When Sullivan leaves, because she knows he will, will crush her son, but keeping Sullivan away from his son is no longer an option.

Clara won’t fall for the man again, she can’t afford to break when he leaves. She has a business, a son, and a future that she has to stay strong for and she won’t allow Sullivan to make her weak all over again.

Mason is the sweetest little boy. Children are so adaptive and are so easy to forgive and love one others in their lives. I LOVE them in every story I read and he is no exception. You are going to love this little boy and the joy he brings, not only to his parents, but to your hearts as he helps bring them closer together.


From USA Today bestselling author Stacey Kennedy comes a second-chance romance featuring a cowboy hero who needs some serious redeeming, a serious heroine who needs some cowboy lovin’, and a mischievous little boy who needs his parents to find their happily-ever-after.

She’s prepared for anything… except for the second chance with her cowboy ex she never saw coming.

Clara Carter is the brains behind Three Chicks Brewery. The oldest and most responsible of the Carter sisters, she doesn’t have time for anything but taking care of her son and making sure her family’s top beer, Foxy Diva, gets into bars across North America. Which means getting the brew in front of Colorado’s biggest beer distributor. Unfortunately, that becomes tricky when the man in charge of distribution is none other than Sullivan Kenne, the cowboy who ran out on her seven years ago.

Sullivan’s life has been one wrong move after another. First, he tried to prove himself to his bastard father by signing a contract to play professional baseball, a choice Sullivan still regrets. Then he bailed on Clara, the only woman he’s ever loved. Seeing her again makes Sullivan determined to right his wrongs. Unfortunately, he wasn’t counting on one of those wrongs being a six-year-old son he never knew about.

Reuniting with Clara and meeting his son is a shocking–and amazing–experience. But as much as Sullivan tries to return to his roots and be the stand-up cowboy of Clara’s dreams, the reality is, she’s having trouble trusting him. Luckily, Sullivan knows the way to Clara’s heart, and he’ll prove to her that a second chance with a cowboy is worth the risk.

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Cover Reveal – 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞 𝐌𝐲 𝐆𝐚𝐦𝐞 𝐛𝐲 𝐊𝐞𝐥𝐬𝐞𝐲 𝐂𝐥𝐚𝐲𝐭𝐨𝐧


𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞 𝐌𝐲 𝐆𝐚𝐦𝐞 𝐛𝐲 𝐊𝐞𝐥𝐬𝐞𝐲 𝐂𝐥𝐚𝐲𝐭𝐨𝐧 𝐢𝐬 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐉𝐚𝐧𝐮𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝟕𝐭𝐡!


My name is Jace London,

And I may have screwed up.

I’ve always been the guy who had it all.

Privilege, entitlement, and a life of luxury.

But after one college night gone tragically wrong,

Nothing has ever been the same.

Everyone thinks I should be happy.

With a trust fund like mine, who could be sad?

But no one knows what’s going on with me,

Or the nightmares that keep me awake at night.

I finally found salvation in a parent’s worst nightmare.

The only thing to ease the pain just enough to breathe.

My friends are worried I’m going to ruin myself.

What they don’t realize, is I’m already dead inside.

Now they’re ready to pull out all the stops,

Including a therapist that gets paid an ungodly price.

No amount of money can bring back the guy I was,

But the girl that got away might be enough to try.

Gorgeous, strong, and confident to a fault.

If anyone can save me from myself, it’s her.

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Kelsey Clayton is a 29-year-old mother of two from a small town in lower Delaware. Born and raised in New Jersey, she discovered her love for writing when she used it as a coping mechanism to get through hard times. Since then, she has been passionately writing novels that make people fall in love with the characters and the storylines. She writes from a mix of personal experiences and imagination. As an avid beach lover, her dream is to write an entire book with her feet in the sand.

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Cover Reveal – NEVER HIS GIRL by Rachel Jonas & Nikki Thorne

🖤⭐ ℍ𝕠𝕥 ℂ𝕠𝕧𝕖𝕣 & 𝔹𝕝𝕦𝕣𝕓 ℝ𝕖𝕧𝕖𝕒𝕝 ⭐🖤

𝗡𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝗛𝗶𝘀 𝗚𝗶𝗿𝗹, 𝗯𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝟮 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗞𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗖𝘆𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗣𝗿𝗲𝗽 𝘀𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗯𝘆 𝗥𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗹 𝗝𝗼𝗻𝗮𝘀 & 𝗡𝗶𝗸𝗸𝗶 𝗧𝗵𝗼𝗿𝗻𝗲 𝗶𝘀 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗗𝗲𝗰𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟮𝟲𝘁𝗵!

𝗔𝗱𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗚𝗼𝗼𝗱𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱𝘀 𝗧𝗕𝗥 𝗻𝗼𝘄!


West Golden—Football star. Playboy. Dead to me.

Nothing puts the final bullet in a girl’s rep like a leaked sex tape. Especially one starring her and the cocky quarterback who’s had it out for her since day one. Yep, you guessed it. That girl is me.

At Cypress Prep, West is king, but all I see when I look at him is the wicked prick who gets off on trying to break me.

His plaything.

Go ahead. Give him a round of applause for winning that last round, but know this—hell hath no fury like a girl from the south side with a baseball bat.

Hurt me once, shame on you. Hurt me twice… over my dead body.

NEVER HIS GIRL is the highly anticipated continuation of the KINGS OF CYPRESS PREP series. This is book two in a trilogy and should only be read after completing book one, THE GOLDEN BOYS.

This saga contains strong bully themes. So, if you’re not into romances where hate turns into love (… eventually), and if you don’t like your heroes of the unapologetically alpha variety, this might not be the series for you. There is no rape or dubious consent whatsoever. However, due to adult themes and sexual situations, this one’s only for the 18+ crowd.

This series is sure to give you GOSSIP GIRL and ONE TREE HILL vibes, and the angst will have you burning through the pages to find out what happens next. One-click and get lost in this series today!

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New Release – THE DARE SERIES COLLECTION by Shantel Tessier

Are you ready to swim with the sharks?

The Dare Series Collection featuring all-new, never-before-seen bonus content from Shantel Tessier, is available now!


What do you do when the devil has you in his sights?

You show him that you can play his game.

Austin Lowes is new to town. She’s running from a mom who hates her to her dad who cares nothing about her. Only a few months and she will be free, or at least, that’s what she hopes … until she meets him.

Cole Reynolds is the devil disguised as a man. He wants her fear, he wants her blood, and he wants her soul.

Just a little game, he says, I dare you.

Will Austin survive him, or will she lose herself and the game?

Secrets are revealed and justice will be served, but at what cost?

Who survives and who doesn’t?



It was supposed to be a game.

I Dare You.

We bought her in ’cause I wanted to play with her.

Destroy her.

But plans change and she got caught in the cross fire.

Then I did something far worse. I fell in love with her, but she doesn’t know I still have secrets.

Ones that could rip us all apart.

We’re sharks.

Raised to hunt and kill.

We take what we want without asking.

We’ve never needed permission before, so I’m not about to start now.

You think you know everything, but we’re about to do what we do best and prove you wrong- I Promise You!



The game was over. The dares were getting old, and the secrets were piling up faster than the bodies.

But someone had other plans. They wanted to play a new game.

Becky Holt was the love of his life until he found out what she was hiding. Now he wants to seek his revenge in the most daring way.

Deke Biggs has always been a shark. He’s not afraid to kill, and he’s about to become her worst nightmare.

But there’s a new player, and she plans on taking everything, no matter what the cost.

Try to beat him- If You Dare!

Who will win and who will lose?  


Due to mature content and themes this series is recommended for readers aged eighteen and over. The Dare Series Collection has over 400K words and includes exclusive bonus content.

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