Book Reviews, Contemporary Romance, Suspense/Intrigue Romance, Year of Reviews - 2021

Review – Submission Impossible by Lexi Blake

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Submission Impossible; Masters and Mercenaries Reloaded #1 
(A standalone within a series)

Publication Date: February 16, 2021

Genre/Tropes: Suspense/BDSM/Spy Romance

Author: Lexi Blake

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars



Lexi Blake just gets better and better!! This newly Reloaded series is everything I could have hoped for and so much more!!

M&M Reloaded is everything I love about the original series combined with a polished cast that is better than ever, and a plot that is constructed with jigsaw precision.

Hutch was basically just a kid the very first time we met him. He sacrificed a lot to get where he is today, but his optimism, playfulness, and faith never left his personality through it all. He is the perfect match to Noelle when she shows up as a client. She is exactly what he didn’t know he was looking for.

Noelle has been through a lot in her life too. When we first met her she was an angry teen bound to a wheelchair, but now she’s a brilliant chemist who’s gained back the mobility of her legs. Hutch doesn’t see her for any deficiencies, but for the smart, gorgeous woman she is. While she isn’t looking for a relationship since her career comes first, Hutch is the perfect man she never knew she wanted.

When Noelle suspected foul play at her job her father (a long-time friend of McKay-Taggart’s) called in some favors at McKay-Taggart. Noelle didn’t feel the need for a bodyguard, but when her life is actually in jeopardy, she’s begins to rethink things. However, the relationship she began with Hutch, wasn’t part of the deal, is confusing her more than the person who seems to want to ruin her career.

What I love about Lexi’s writing is you are able to jump into this new series and start it right from this point. Lexi gives us everyone’s background as she weaves it in and out of the story. Or, for a lifelong fan, we relearn each background all over again and regain that deep connection all over. I also love seeing the old characters, now parents of these grown or growing children and going through the aches and pains of parenthood like we all do while still saving the world. This entire new world is absolutely amazing!!

Lastly, obviously the children of our favorite characters are growing up. Aside from the old cast, we are getting to know the younger cast on a new personal level and traces of their personalities sneak out at the best moments. The first secondary character in Submission Impossible that’s huge is Kyle Hawthorne (I loved him and can’t wait to see him flushed out more). He’s Grace’s son and Sean’s step-son and all grown up. Kyle is somewhat of a mystery, but also reminds me so much of a young Tag. His sarcasm comes out at the best times and while it’s also hard to get a read on him, there is a history there considering he grew up surrounded by all of the M&M men.

There are a lot of great people to meet and get to know and I’m really excited to see where this new world takes us. A more than five star read!!!

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He loves the sweet life

Greg Hutchins is reluctantly adulting these days. He’s settled in his job, recently bought his first house, and has a network of friends he can call family. But there’s something missing in his life, and he can’t quite put his finger on it. When he’s assigned to a case that involves investigating a biochemical company, he meets a woman who’s sweeter than any candy. Maybe she’s just the thing to make him feel complete.

She’s ready for the future

Noelle LaVigne has faced plenty of tragedy in her life, but she’s on the right path now. Between her new job and settling into a new city, she’s got no time for dating or relationships. She’s worked hard to get where she is, and no man is going to push her off track. Except the minute Hutch crosses her path she can’t seem to think about anything but the handsome security expert. He’s there to find a corporate spy, but late-night work sessions make her think they’ve both found something much more meaningful.

A twist they never saw coming

When the case becomes dangerous, both of their futures are on the line. And when the bullets start flying, they will have to learn to trust in each other if they hope to survive.

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New Release – Atonement by T.K. Leigh

Title: Atonement
Series: Possession Duet #2
Author: T.K. Leigh
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense
Release Date: February 8, 2021

Londyn Bennett entered my world like a hurricane. One I was grossly unprepared for.

But in the short time we’ve known each other, she’s opened my eyes to things I never expected. She taught me about acceptance. Compassion. Love.

Because of her, I’ve also been forced to learn about prejudice. Cruelty. Hate.

We may come from two different worlds, but the second we met, our hearts beat as one, nothing able to sever our connection.

Or so I thought.
When the bubble we’ve been living in bursts, will our love be strong enough to weather the gale-force winds threatening to upend everything? Or is hatred too powerful to overcome?

A wise person once told me that the right path isn’t always the easy one.

I just never realized the right path could be so treacherous.

Atonement in the final book in the Possession Duet, an opposites attract, interracial romance with all the feels.



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“Do you want to know what keeps me going?”

“What’s that?” I ask in a soft voice.

“This, Londyn.”

I slowly look at him, my breath catching when I see he’s holding a small, black box, a gorgeous diamond solitaire displayed prominently, the overhead lights reflecting in it.

“This is what keeps me going. The idea that, once this is all over, I’ll be able to get down on one knee and ask you to be my wife.”

I squeeze my eyes shut, my heart physically aching. If he thought this would make me reconsider, he’s wrong. It only makes this even more painful than it already is.

“I planned to ask you New Year’s Day. I was so fucking excited to see this ring on your finger, Lo.”

“Wes, please…,” I beg, each word he says like another knife in my heart.

“We may have gotten off course. You may think things have changed, but they haven’t. I still want to get down on one knee and ask you to be my wife. I still want to see this ring on your finger. And I still want to stand before God and all the important people in our lives as we become one.”

I swipe at the tears falling steadily down my cheeks, wanting to run, but at the same time clinging to every word he says.

“I won’t stand here and tell you everything will be okay. I don’t know if it will. It kills me to see you hurting like this and not being able to do anything to fix it, except love you with every beat of my heart. Except stand by your side, even when you push me away. Except fight for you, even when you don’t think it’s worth it. Because let me tell you something, Londyn…”

I shift my gaze back to his, swallowing hard.

“You are worth it. And nothing you say will make me think otherwise. Nothing will break this tether binding me to you. You for me, Lo. For the rest of our lives. Even if we’re apart, you will still own me. Own my body. My mind. My heart. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.”


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T.K. Leigh is the USA Today Bestselling author of romance ranging from fun and flirty to sexy and suspenseful. Originally from New England, she now resides in sunny Southern California with her husband, beautiful daughter, rescued special needs dog, and three cats. When she’s not writing, she can be found training for her next marathon (of which she has run over twenty fulls and far too many halfs to recall) or chasing her daughter around the house.


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Release Boost – Boy on a Train by Leslie McAdam

Boy on a Train by Leslie McAdam is now live! Amazon — Universal — 99c and FREE with Kindle Unlimited Audiobook — Paperback —

My best friend Tate and I have plans. Big plans.

1.Get the hell out of Merlot, California. 2.Ride trains around the world. Though I have a secret third entry on the list of things I want to do … 3. Tate Lemieux But when my family gets a life-changing diagnosis just as I’m about to graduate, all my plans look like they’ll go up in smoke. Right when I finally get the chance to be with the boy I’ve always loved … Will it end before it’s even begun? Boy on the Train is a 38,000 word standalone new adult friends to lovers romance from USA Today bestselling author Leslie McAdam full of sweet tension, fun banter & a side of family drama.

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Enjoy 15 books by 15 of your favorite bestselling and award-winning authors in this shared world standalones series set in the fictional wine country of Merlot, CA. Welcome to Merlot, CA, an idyllic all-American town in wine country where love is in the air, the boys are grown as fine as the wine and the town is a breeding ground for second-chances, weddings, and brand-new beginnings. The All-American Boy Series gives you a taste of 15 of your favorite bestselling authors’ brand new stories in this shared world experience. All books are standalone but may include cross-over in characters or scenes. Grab a glass of wine, put your feet up and let us whisk you away to wine country. Releases begin January 25th through February 12th!

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Leslie McAdam is a California girl who loves romance and well-defined abs. She lives in a drafty old farmhouse on a small orange tree farm in Southern California with her husband and two small children. Leslie’s first published book, The Sun and the Moon, won a 2015 Watty, which is the world’s largest online writing competition. She’s gone on to receive additional literary awards and has been featured in multiple publications, including Her books have been Top 100 Bestsellers on both Amazon and Apple Books. Leslie is employed by day but spends her nights writing about the men of your fantasies. Facebook: Twitter: Website: Amazon: Facebook Group:
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Cover Reveal – Mourning Wood by Heather M. Orgeron

Title: Mourning Wood
Author: Heather M. Orgeron
Genre: Romantic Comedy

Cover Design: Kate Farlow, Y’all That Graphic
Photo: Michelle Lancaster
Model: Mason Kreidt
Release Date: March 4, 2021

She’s hard up.
He’s just hard…

After an ill-fated one-night stand, Wyatt Landry was the last person I ever expected to see again.

By design, mind you, as I spent the last two years avoiding him.

He was only ever meant to be a good time—a really good time—and now, thanks to one teensy little mistake, he’s back in my life and wielding an entirely different set of tools.

It’s not like I intentionally hired a bogus contractor to redo our chapel, and Lord knows I never imagined Wyatt would ride up in his pickup truck, like a knight in thigh-hugging blue jeans, to save the day.

But here he is, and to make matters worse, he’s every bit as charming as I remember, and before I can fully process his reappearance in my life, he has my six-year-old daughter wrapped around his finger, my parents eating out of the palm of his hand, and my best friend shipping us like we’re some celebrity couple.

Thankfully, working in the death industry, I’ve mastered the skill of compartmentalization. Keeping my growing feelings tucked away should be a piece of cake. Except, seeing him every day definitely throws a wrench in that plan.

Before I know it, we’re trading favors for dates, and as much I don’t want to admit it, the feelings for him I thought were dead and buried are taking root and growing into something that looks a lot like love.

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Heather M. Orgeron is a Cajun girl with a big heart and a passion for romance. She married her high school sweetheart two months after graduation and her life has been a fairytale ever since. She’s the queen of her castle, reigning over five sons and one bossy little princess who has made it her mission in life to steal her Momma’s throne. When she’s not writing, you will find her hidden beneath mounds of laundry and piles of dirty dishes or locked in her tower (aka the bathroom) soaking in the tub with a good book. She’s always been an avid reader and has recently discovered a love for cultivating romantic stories of her own.


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New Release – Forbidden Flame by Alison Aimes

🔥 Their Forbidden Flame is burning now! 🔥 Get your copy of Forbidden Flame by Alison Aimes today.

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BLURB: He’s out for revenge. She’s out to escape. Neither intends to fall in love.

His instructions are simple: do not open the bag.

To escape exile and enact revenge, crime boss Magnus Avitus agrees to play the part of errand boy. But when the volatile package he’s been tasked with delivering begins to squirm, he has to take a peek.

He never expects to come face-to-face with her. Or to have everything inside him roar “mine.”

Her plans are simple: escape the bag and those intent on using her.

But when omega Amora Rose’s prison is unpacked before she can free herself, she is claimed by ferocious, scarred warlord who makes her heart whisper “mine.”

Except she has a secret that’s about to send all their simple plans up in flames.

Forbidden Flame is a scorching-hot, standalone novella in the Dark Mafia Omegaverse Fated-Mates world of the Ruthless Warlords series. Like the other stories in this world it contains: A ruthless alien mafia boss A strong heroine A fated omega bond Plenty of hot omegaverse action And an epic romance that proves forbidden love can triumph over hate.

If you like your love stories DARK and KNOTTED for Valentine’s Day, Forbidden Flame will heat you up and leave you oh-so-satisfied. There is no cliffhanger, and a HOT happily-ever-after is guaranteed.

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About Alison

Alison Aimes is the award-winning author of the sexy sci-fi romance series the Condemned as well as the sizzling contemporary romance Billionaire Bad Boys series.

A romance junkie with a PhD in Modern History, she’s an all over the map kind of woman who has always had a love for dramatic stories and great books, no matter the era. Now, she’s creating her own stories full of intrigue and passion, but always with a happy-ever-after ending.

She lives in Maryland with her husband, two kids, and her dog. When not in front of the computer, she can be found hanging with family and friends, hiking, trying to turn herself into a pretzel through yoga, listening to a fabulous TED talk, or, last but not least, sitting on the couch imagining her characters’ next great adventures.

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