Book Reviews, Contemporary Romance, Suspense/Intrigue Romance, Year of Reviews - 2022

Review – Persuasion by T.K. Leigh

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Persuasion; Temptation #2 
(#2 within a series)

Publication Date: March 7, 2022

Genre/Tropes: Reverse Age Gap/Suspense Romance

Author: T.K. Leigh

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars



A mind bending, suspenseful romantic read!

I am in total awe of how T.K. Leigh has fit this entire plot together. Every piece slotted to fit at the exact right moment to completely blow mind and shock me right out of my socks! Then…the steam, the tension, the chemistry between Lochlan and Julia is off the charts!! This series is totally amazing!!

This is the second book in the Temptation series and should not be read as a standalone. We pick up right after the last book where Julia finds out that the man she’s made a deal to spend the a week with, while she’s on Hawaii for business, is not necessarily just a low-key local, he’s famous in his own right, but that’s not all. His sister is connected to her life, the life she wants to shed and leave in her past.

The story grows and is super intense with all the connections between them. I LOVED all the information that came to light, while these two were also figuring out their brief relationship and trying to keep their intense feelings under wraps. This series is brilliantly written and at this point it’s only half done. There is still more to come and I can hardly wait for how everything is going to play out.


I came to Hawaii to get answers about my sister’s death.

But that all changes when I meet her.

Beautiful. Charming. Haunted.

And the last thing I need in my life.

But that doesn’t mean I can stay away from her, a powerful force pulling me toward her when all rationale tells me to keep my distance.

So we make an agreement.

One week. No names. No falling in love.

It’s the perfect plan.

Until a shocking revelation shakes my foundation to its core, leaving me to question everything I thought I knew about her.

I knew this temptation was a disaster waiting to happen.
I didn’t realize it would be so devastating.

#1 Temptation – Released January 24

#2 Persuasion – Releasing March 7

#3 Provocation – Releasing April 25

#4 Obsession – Release June 6

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Book Reviews, Contemporary Romance, RomCom, Year of Reviews - 2022

Review – The Last Eligible Billionaire by Pippa Grant


The Last Eligible Billionaire 
(A standalone)

Publication Date: March 3, 2022

Genre/Tropes: Romantic Comedy

Author: Pippa Grant

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars



Sweetly adorable mixed with snort-out-loud comedy, this book will light you up and keep you smiling the whole way through.

Hayes Rutherford and Begonia Fairchild are one of those couples that make you sweetly sigh over and over again. There are so many touching moments wrapped in laughter, but tucked right in between those comedic times are sweet and loving moments that truly made me melt.

Hayes does not people, he’s grouchy, aloof, and certainly not looking for love. However, in his social circles everyone is looking at him like a grade-A side of beef since he’s the last eligible bachelor, but he just wants to be left alone. It’s understandable why he’s grumpy, when everywhere he goes he never knows who is going to be thrown at him as the next bachelorette, he just wants to live his life, so when he heads to his sanctuary to be alone and finds someone squatting there, he isn’t exactly on his best behaviour. On top of a woman, who never seems to stop talking, she has an over-helpful dog, that he’s majorly allergic to. His life just seems to get better and better.

Begonia is a people person and didn’t mean to rent a home under false pretenses, so when Hayes Rutherford proposes a crazy idea, she really didn’t have a leg to stand on, especially after her dog, Marshmallow, damages a rare statue. Sweet, sweet Marshmallow.  It doesn’t take Begonia long to become empathic to Hayes plit and in turn Hayes notices the little things in Begonia’s world. The little things that mean big things to both of them.

A fake relationship turns into something more, even when neither one of them was looking for more. Begonia just wants a simple life, trying to find joy and adventure, while relearning who she is again. A billionaire is not simple, but Hayes might just change her mind as he wiggles his grouchy self into her heart.

These two are super dreamy for all of the little things that add up to one of Pippa’s best books. Like I said I was sighing and swooning over and over again.

TLEB Blurb


Emotionally unavailable doesn’t even begin to describe my new fake boyfriend. He’s cold. He’s distant. He has more defenses than a nuclear missile silo. And he’s the ultimate catch of the century. At least, according to his bank statement.

My job’s simple: Keep Hayes Rutherford’s matchmaking relatives and all interested ladies away from the cranky, grumpy, walled-off heir to my favorite movie empire, and in return, he won’t ruin my life over a teensy, tiny little misunderstanding.

But the more I sneak past Hayes’s walls and fences, the more I realize that while we might be from different worlds, we have more in common than either of us expected. The man under all the glitz, glamour, and dollar signs could be the real love of my life.

But you know what they say about fake dating a billionaire—it’s all fun and games until the scandals start.

The Last Eligible Billionaire is a swoony, laugh-out-loud romance featuring a botched wax job, a woman in over her head, a man in over his heart, and the sweetest misguided dog to ever play matchmaker…or at least make sure these two anti-love birds never have clothes when they get out of the shower.

A new stand alone romantic comedy from Pippa Grant.

Arriving March 3rd, 2022…

TLEB Hero Heroine

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Cover Reveal - 2022, New Releases

Cover Reveal – The Kiss List by Maya Hughes

A campus competition. A chance at once-in-a-lifetime prizes. A fake relationship with the enemy.




Title: The Kiss List

Series: St. Francis University #2

Author: Maya Hughes

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover Design: Najla Qamber

Release Date: March 3, 2022


If I were on fire, she’d break out the marshmallows. 

It’s not that we don’t like each other, more like hate with the fury of a thousand suns. But it wasn’t always that way.

I still remember how her lips tasted. How they felt pressed against mine. How I wanted more. 

How I still crave her. Our disastrous night together ended with her storming out, me wondering if I’d ever be able to show my face on campus again and us as bitter enemies.

When a campus competition is announced to find the most in love couple, she’s the last person I thought I’d turn to for help. But the prize could change both our lives. An internship for her and a chance to finally connect with my father. It’s too hard to resist. Just like her heated glares and tempting curves. 

To win, we’ve got to prove to everyone we’re a couple. Head over heels, can’t keep our hands off each other in love. Fake the hell out of it for our chance at glory. 

Maybe we’re a little too good at selling it to the whole campus because the lines haven’t just been blurred, they’ve gone up in flames. 

Can I convince her I want us to be together for real and keep the prize? Or will I lose them both?

Book 2 in the new Fulton Rivals series – St Francis University campus world!

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Maya Hughes, that’s me!, can often be found sneaking in another chapter while hiding in the bathroom from her kids! 🙂 I’m a romance writer who loves taking inspiration from everyday life, namely my husband and biggest fan. Inspiration also strikes when I hear a song, meet someone new or daydream while at soccer practice.

I love writing stories that capture the possibilities of the paths less travelled and enjoy experiencing life through my characters’ eyes.

I’m the mom of three little ones, the wife to an amazing husband and also work full time. Some of my favorite things are cupcakes, cinnamon rolls, white wine, laughing until I can’t breathe, traveling with my family and Jeff Goldblum. 






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2022 New Release/Release Day, Dark Romance, New Adult, Year of Releases - 2022

New Release – Cruel Promises by Faith Summers

I won’t stop until I get what I want.
Even if it kills me.

Cruel Promises, the much anticipated conclusion in the Cruel Secrets Duet from USA Today bestselling author Faith Summers is available now!

Our vicious past dragged us into a whirlpool of dark secrets.
The villain isn’t supposed to be the hero.
Willow was always mine.
So, I’ll become whatever I need to be to save her.
Including breaking the oath I made when I became a Knight.
The oath is our life and our death.
But she is my path to redemption.
My obsession.
My love.
My wife.
I’ll walk through the fires of hell to protect her.
And the sky will rain the blood of our enemies.
I won’t stop until I get what I want.
Even if it kills me.
Cruel Promises is the second part of the Cruel Secrets Duet and is NOT standalone. Please read Cruel Lies before you read this book.

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Faith Summers is the Dark Contemporary Romance pen name of USA Today Bestselling Author, Khardine Gray.
Warning !! Expect wild romance stories of the scorching hot variety with the kind of alpha male bad boys best reserved for your fantasies.

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