Book Reviews, New Adult, Year of Reviews - 2021

Review – Kiss and Tell by Maya Hughes

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Kiss and Tell; St. Francis U #1 
(A standalone within a series)

Publication Date: January 6, 2022

Genre/Tropes: Sports/New Adult Romance

Author: Maya Hughes

Review Rating: 4.5 Gold Stars



A new NA sports series by Maya Hughes…YES!!

💜All new guys to love who live in the Zoo (the football players house)

❤The chemistry between Reid and Leona

🧡All new crazy, fun traditions at a new university

The relationship between Reid and Leona was electric from the beginning and meeting all of the new characters that will take up residence at STFU was fun and exciting. I feel that is always the hardest part when stepping into a brand new series, getting to know the new characters and setting up the world around them. Maya did a great job of exciting me about what’s to come while still keeping the plot moving on the primary storyline.

Both Reid and Leona faced a tough situation with Leona being the daughter of the university’s president and Reid being a member of the football team. I won’t sugercoat it by saying the STFU’s coach is anything but a giant dick. The coach doesn’t like anyone, especially the president, so when Reid and Leona venture down the path of a relationship, I just say…this book is ripe with tension.

I’m looking forward to more from this series, especially the next couple, it looks like an enemies to lovers full of heat and passion.


“Wouldn’t most guys love a no strings attached hook up?”
“Maybe, but most guys don’t deserve you. I want to be one who does. And I want to be all tangled up in your strings.”

Newly arrived on campus, I knew two things. 1) No one could know my dad was the president of the university and 2) football players were bad news.

My run in, the literal kind with my neighbor cranked up the heat and sparks flew.

A new college campus. A secret bound to explode in my face. And a football player neighbor who is bad news in the best of ways.

Reid Riddick was hotness personified, so of course I literally ran into with him–well, more like he plowed into me.

I didn’t know he was a football player when I started falling and now I can’t stop. A stolen kiss later and my heart races whenever he looks at me from across the quad.

But my secret would spell disaster for him.

I’m the daughter of the college president. The college president who’s been feuding with his football coach for years. Their bitter campus war leaves us teetering on the edges of a divide we can’t see a way across.

Resisting him is more than I can handle. He’s risking it all for me. His team standing. His football season. His pro future.

Throw in a campus gossip site. My out of control new friends. His way too hot roommates. College traditions. A secret campus bar and the only guy who’s ever made me feel like he can’t live without me. And I have one last secret.

Our star-crossed love is my first and I want him to be mine.

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Book Reviews, RomCom, Year of Reviews - 2021

Review – Matchmaking Mischief by A.R. Casella and Denise Grover Swank

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Matchmaking Mischief; Bad Luck Club 
(A standalone within a series)

Publication Date: January 3, 2022

Genre/Tropes: Romantic Comedy

Author: Denise Grover Swank and A.R. Casella

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars



Adorably cute story about two opposites who fell for one another when they set about doing good deeds for others around town. #TeamSunshine.

Alex is a glass half-full pessimist, where as Willow is a glass half-full optimist and yet these two were drawn to each other from the first time they met. Their meddling meetups are adorable each and every time and it doesn’t take long for Willow to pull Alex out of his doldrums.

Alex came to town to escape his writer’s block and Willow came to town to heal her heart. These two shouldn’t work, but they are the perfect complementary partners for one another, the one thing stopping them…Alex is in town temporarily while he finishes his book and Willow’s heart…yeah, she doesn’t want to damage it any more than she has by mistakes in her past.

Willow is willing to fix anyone’s love life, except her own and once Alex catches on to this, he’s just willing to spend time in her company, hence #TeamSunshine is born. The name grows and more people get involved and soon t-shirts are made. It’s fun and adorable and what was supposed to be just between the two of them grows into acts of kindness and spreads optimism throughout the town.

Matchmaking Mischief is full of smalltown fun, friendship, good deeds, and falling in love. It is the perfect book to pick up that will fill you with optimism and lots of sunshine.


She’s a hopeless romantic…for everyone but herself. Can the least romantic man alive convince her love isn’t just for other people?


There are certain expectations when you’re born into a multigenerational family of matchmakers, which is why I fled my hometown and tried to build a life of my own.

But it turns out matchmaking is hard to quit, and I can’t stop trying to match the customers at the bakery I manage—including my boss and the tea shop owner next door—even though I’m hopeless at love.

So it seriously crimps my style when Alex Hunter starts coming around, working on his book at the bakery. He’s hot, grumpy, and thinks romance is a dirty word. Worse, he keeps distracting our customers.

He needs to go away. Which means someone needs to matchmake him.

And I’m just the girl for the job.


I’m a writer who can’t write, and lo and behold, I meet a matchmaker who’s allergic to love.

Me being me, I fall for her.

Most of the people in this town seem insane, but I have to turn my frown upside down and show Willow Mayberry that matchmakers deserve love too.

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Blog Tour – #Mr. Silver by Rachel Jonas & Nikki Thorne

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Sterling Golden—Cocky football star. Rich Playboy with a secret. Guy I’d most like to throat-punch. The cherry on top? I’m stuck pretending to be this d-bag’s girl for the next few months.
When I spotted him sneaking out the Dean’s window—a woman whose reputation precedes her—I could’ve minded my business. But it’s not every day you catch your nemesis in such a compromising position, so I did what any self-respecting person would’ve done.
I added fuel to the scandal that ignited, then laughed while the cops hauled him off in nothing but handcuffs and his boxers.
Of course, the arrogant prick found a way to rope me into the lie that got him out of trouble. Which means the only way I come out of this unscathed is to go along with it, pretend we’re a thing.
Most girls would kill to be on the arm of a Golden triplet, but I’m counting down the days until it’s over. In public, we give the city the show they crave—a chance to witness their local bad boy falling in love. But when we’re alone, the gloves come off and we give each other hell.
Only, who knew exchanging insults and cruelty could feel a bit like… foreplay?
There’s an expiration date on this arrangement, but as we turn up the heat to convince our city this “relationship” is the real deal, Sterling and I sometimes forget that it isn’t. He might think his recent fall from grace was a disaster, but if he makes me regret this, I swear I’ll make his life a living hell.
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice… your belongings might mysteriously catch fire.
Consider this your final warning, Mr. Silver, because it’s the only one you’ll get.
Mr. Silver is a full-length standalone novel (roughly 100k words). This book can absolutely be read on its own, but for the sake of flow and clarity, it’s recommended that you start with book one, THE GOLDEN BOYS (a bully romance trilogy within this series).
Do you love the frustratingly hot push and pull of a good enemies-to-lovers romance? Then you’ll love getting to know Sterling and Lexi. Due to adult themes and sexual situations, this one’s only for the 18+ crowd.
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Contemporary Romance, Release Day/New Release, Year in Releases - 2021, Year of Reviews - 2021

New Release – Tangled Up by Tia Louise

Tangled Up by Tia Louise is now live!

By Tia Louise
“Bayside Heroes” – Beck

He’s broody, he’s driven, and he’s coming back to claim what’s his.

“First, do no harm…”
It’s the start of my oath as a doctor, and breaking that oath is how I began my career.
Only I didn’t just do harm, I watched a man die right in front of me.
And not just any man—a man I hated.

I thought his death would bring me peace, but it haunts me to this day.
Every close call sparks memories of what I did to him, to me, to her.
I have to go back and face what I’ve done or end my career.

Seeing her hits me harder than the regret.
She’s still so beautiful with long, dark hair, bright amber eyes, luscious curves.
She still dominates my heart, my mind, my bed.
But she’s different now—stronger, bolder, unafraid.

We’re a mess, tangled up in a web I created.
But I’m determined to heal these wounds, to fix this break.
One thing is certain, I won’t say goodbye to her again.

(A STAND-ALONE “Bayside Heroes” novel. Small-town, second-chance doctor romance with a touch of suspense. No cheating. No cliffhanger.)
The Bayside Heroes series is a set of four interconnected STAND-ALONE medical romance novels that will have you panting, faking an injury for medical attention and begging for more.⁣

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