Book Reviews, New Adult, Year of Reviews - 2022

Review – The Devil You Know by Veronica Eden

The Devil You Know

The Devil You Know

Publication Date: August 12, 2022

Genre/Tropes: New Adult/Friends-to-Lovers/First Love Romance

Author: Veronica Eden

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars


OMG!! I am so in love with this couple!! I was so far into this world I did not want to leave for one single moment!

There is nothing like falling in love for the first time; the passion, the tingles, the glances across the room, just everything about it that causes all of those butterfly feelings. The Devil You Know captures every moment of those firsts along with the forbidden factor because Tatum Danvers is the sister to Cooper Vale’s best friend.

This book was absolutely everything!! All the small moments that captured those first time big moments. The passion, the love, the steamy times all rolled into that first time love. The story brought out memories that were special to me, I never wanted to leave Tatum and Cooper because their love was epic worthy.

If there was one thing that really hit home about this book, love, especially falling in love with the person who is your soulmate, that person will always bring out the best version of you.

Yes, the chemistry between these two is nuclear, but the beauty of how they understood one another is next level and those connections is what lifted the story to perfection.

Tatum and I want to give just a little bit more credit to Cooper, because he is so swoon worthy I was a puddle on the floor and needed a mop and bucket even hours after finishing to wring out and pick myself back, are one of my favorite couples.

From USA Today and International bestselling author, Veronica Eden, comes a standalone new adult brother’s best friend romance with a spunky heroine, the local thirst trap, and an unorthodox tutoring agreement.

๐™๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ช๐™ข ๐˜ฟ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ซ๐™š๐™ง๐™จ ๐™๐™–๐™จ ๐™ฅ๐™ก๐™–๐™ฃ๐™จ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™œ๐™ค๐™–๐™ก๐™จ ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง ๐™š๐™ซ๐™š๐™ง๐™ฎ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™๐™š๐™ง ๐™ก๐™ž๐™›๐™š. ๐™’๐™๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ซ๐™š๐™ง ๐™จ๐™๐™š ๐™จ๐™š๐™ฉ๐™จ ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™™๐™ค, ๐™จ๐™๐™š ๐™–๐™˜๐™๐™ž๐™š๐™ซ๐™š๐™จ.
๐™๐™๐™š๐™ง๐™š’๐™จ ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™ก๐™ฎ ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™จ๐™๐™š’๐™จ ๐™™๐™š๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง๐™ข๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™š๐™™ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™˜๐™๐™š๐™˜๐™  ๐™ค๐™›๐™›…

Iโ€™m all set for my first semester at college.
Dream field of study. Five year plan. Brand new notebooks.

But one thing canโ€™t come to campusโ€”my V-card.

Being a virgin isnโ€™t the biggest part of my problem.
What I need to prepare for the full college experience is someone to teach me what to do in bed. Though I hate to admit defeat, this is one accolade I canโ€™t earn on my own.

I have the perfect tutor in mind: my brotherโ€™s best friend.
Cooper Vale. Hometown heartthrob, sultry bad boy, and my neighbor since we were kids.

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Review – Matchmaking a Single Dad by Angela Denise

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Matchmaking a Single Dad; Highland Hills #2
(Standalone within a series)

Publication Date: August 8, 2022

Genre/Tropes: Enemies-to-Lovers/Single Dad/Romantic Comedy

Author: Angela Denise

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars


Funny, with big chemistry and tons of small town charm.

Cole Garrison and Holly Mayberry have history, the kind of history that only growing up in a small town can bring, but it isn’t until they are matched during a beta test of a dating app, that Holly has actually helped design, that their lives intersect in a truly big way.

Cole is a widower with a precocious eight year old daughter, Jane. She is an adorable shining star in this story and I love her character; she is truthful and spunky in the way children are and I totally love the way she is with both her father and Holly, but she is just part of these two falling in love.

Cole and Holly fight like cats and dogs. Everyone in town knows that they don’t get along, but recognize the underlying current the sizzles between them and that it probably means more…well everyone except the two of them. It’s probably why they were matched at 97% on the new dating app, but then again neither of them know it’s that other person because it’s all anonymous, at least for the first month. Talk about complicated, but that has been their history for as long as they’ve known each other.

Dating anonymously is just part of this funny, opposites attract book, which that part alone is hilarious. I loved their moments alone together, but I also loved all of the secondary characters that helped make them shine. Matchmaking a Single Dad is adorable, laugh out funny, and full of all the emotions that Angela Denise bring to each story. This can be read as a standalone, but the enjoyment is certainly enhanced when read with the other interconnected books.

The second book in the Highland Hills series by Angela Denise, the pen name for Angela Casella and Denise Grover Swank.

Theyโ€™re all wrong for each otherโ€ฆbut sometimes two wrongs do make a right.

The only woman I need in my life is my eight-year-old daughter, Jane. As a widowed brewery owner, I donโ€™t have the time or inclination for anything more serious than a one night stand. Running the brewery is a big job, and being a parent is a bigger one, especially since my in-laws keep trying to prove Iโ€™m an unfit guardian.
But thereโ€™s no denying Holly Mayberry drives me crazy with her sassy mouth and attitude. Iโ€™ve known her most of my life, but Iโ€™ve always done a good job of evading her. Until now. Sheโ€™s teaching Janeโ€™s after-school computer program, and fate keeps throwing us together.
Holly and I are like oil and water, no good for each other. I need to stop thinking about her, so I agree to beta test a new dating appโ€”one that Holly designed, although sheโ€™s the last person Iโ€™d tell.
My match and I can only DM each other for thirty days. No photos. No real names. No personal information until the end.
If I wanted more with a woman, Cherry Bomb checks all the boxesโ€ฆso why canโ€™t I stop thinking about Holly?
Cole Garrison is a jerk. Or so Iโ€™ve told myself for years. The truth is, heโ€™s a DILF and a half, and bickering with him is better than kissing someone else.
Hopefully, the guy Iโ€™m chatting up on my dating app will help me forget himโ€ฆand take his place in my dirty daydreams.

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Blog Tour – Stalked But Not Afraid by Nicole Dykes

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Heโ€™s an influencerโ€”whatever that means. Heโ€™s also stunningly beautiful with a feisty attitude I canโ€™t deny intrigues me.

But more importantly, heโ€™s in trouble.

Iโ€™m not like my brother. Except for being a cop, I donโ€™t strive to save the entire world.

However, I find myself compelled to save him.

If heโ€™ll calm down and just let me.


Heโ€™s everything I despise. Heโ€™s a cop. An arrogant tough-guy type who thinks he knows everything.

He drives me insane and wonโ€™t take the hint that I donโ€™t want or need his help.

Iโ€™m not weak, and Iโ€™m not as defenseless as I once was either.

And still, I canโ€™t seem to fully push him away.

Because maybe this timeโ€”just this onceโ€”I want to be saved.

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Nicole Dykes is a wife and a professional assistant/mom to two gorgeous girls. Currently residing in Kansas, she’s a lover of coffee, Kansas City Chiefs, and all things romance. She currently has over 20 published books with her Monroe and Adamson series being the most popular. She enjoys cranking up the angst level, making her readers cry, and turning those tears into the coffee that fuels her writing.

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Cover Reveal - 2022, New Releases

Cover Reveal – Gorgeous Monster by Charity Ferrell

๐Ÿ–ค ๐‚๐Ž๐•๐„๐‘ & ๐๐‹๐”๐‘๐ ๐‘๐„๐•๐„๐€๐‹ ๐Ÿ–ค

๐“–๐“ธ๐“ป๐“ฐ๐“ฎ๐“ธ๐“พ๐“ผ ๐“œ๐“ธ๐“ท๐“ผ๐“ฝ๐“ฎ๐“ป by Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author Charity Ferrell is coming October 11th! We are thrilled to share the cover with you!

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โœ”๏ธ AGE GAP



I shouldโ€™ve known better than to make a deal with a monster.

When my ex-boyfriend puts a hit out on me, thereโ€™s only one man I can run to for protection.

Cristian Marchetti.

The head of the Marchetti Mafia Family.

My best friendโ€™s father.

My last resort.

Cristianโ€™s protection doesnโ€™t come free.

But what he wants might cost me my life.

Heโ€™s the mafia king, and Iโ€™m his sacrifice.

And now, I must become his wife.

Photographer: Wander Aguiar

Cover Designer: Lori Jackson Design




Charity Ferrell is a Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author of the Blue Beech and Twisted Fox series. She resides in Indianapolis, Indiana. Angst is her happy place, and she loves writing about flawed people finding love.


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Cover Reveal - 2022, New Releases

Cover Reveal – Resisting the Grump by Ashley Munoz

Stalking the town recluse wasnโ€™t exactly wise.

Resisting the Grump, an all-new hilarious and steamy small-town romantic comedy from bestselling author Ashley Munoz is coming September 2nd and we have the first look at the gorgeous cover!

Stalking the town recluse wasnโ€™t exactly wise.

Davis was five years older than meโ€ฆantisocial and temperamental. And there was the little fact that he didnโ€™t know I existed.
Still, I gave him my heart, and he crushed it.

So I picked up the pieces and ran away to New York City. I had a plan that kept my heart intact for four years.
But one phone call changed everything.

Returning home meant facing the pastโ€ฆand the man who ruined me.
I had hoped that the mountain had swallowed him whole. Alas, as I set out to help my parents, I discover heโ€™s not only alive and well, but that they apparently love the jerk.

He has no idea that we have a past, which is both a relief and salt in the wound.
I promise myself Iโ€™ll ignore how his eyes linger on me, or the way his touch feels like a live wire, and Iโ€™ll remember that once upon a time he broke me and for that I refuse to fall for him again.
But I canโ€™t control that he seems to be falling for me this time.

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Ashley resides in the Pacific Northwest, where she lives with her four children and her husband. She loves coffee, reading fantasy, and writing about people who kiss and cuss.

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Cover Reveal – Tangled in Tinsel by Trilina Pucci

๐ŸŒŸ โ„‚๐• ๐•ง๐•–๐•ฃ โ„๐•–๐•ง๐•–๐•’๐• ๐ŸŒŸ

Tฮฑษณษ ส…าฝิƒ ฮนษณ Tฮนษณส‚าฝส… by USA Today bestselling author Trilina Pucci is coming December 8th! Are you ready to celebrate the holidays Trilina style this year?  

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โœ”๏ธ Reverse Harem

โœ”๏ธ Forced proximity

โœ”๏ธ Kinky rom-com


Imagine being snowed in with four hot successful men.

P.S. theyโ€™ve all played the hero in too many of your naughtiest dreams.

โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹Problem is, you work for them and that makes them off-limits.

Except now theyโ€™re looking at you like youโ€™re Santaโ€™s cookies.

And they definitely want to take a bite.

Talk about making you reconsider your life choices.

These four are aiming for Santaโ€™s naughty list and Iโ€™m pretty sure Iโ€™m getting:




โ€ฆand Cole

for Christmas.

It mightโ€™ve started as a decorating job.

But it ended Tangled in Tinsel.



Cover Designer: Ashes & Vellichor 


Trilina is a USA Today Bestselling author who loves cupcakes and bourbon.

When she isnโ€™t writing steamy love stories, she can be found devouring Netflix with her husband, Anthony, and their three kiddos. Pucciโ€™s journey into writing started impulsively. She wanted to check off a box on her bucket list, but what began as wish-fulfillment has become incredibly fulfilling. Now she canโ€™t see her life without her characters, her readers, and this community.

Sheโ€™s known for being a trope defier, writing outside of the box and creating fictional worlds her readers never want to leave.


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New Release – Bones by Shantel Tessier

Sheโ€™s worth more to me than my kingdom.

Bones, an all-new smoking hot dark standalone romance from USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Shantel Tessier is live now!

I got my name from breaking the bones of a kid who picked on my younger brother, but thatโ€™s only where it started.
My black heart craves violence, and being a King gives me plenty of opportunities.
When a friend comes to me for help because someone he loves is in danger, Iโ€™m happy to do so. After all, my friends are few, and they are my family.
Once I have her, I do what I have to in order to protect her. She thinks sheโ€™s in hell, but this is childโ€™s play compared to what she would have faced.
Sheโ€™s an innocent through and through and completely off-limits. But thatโ€™s not enough to stop me from doing what I do bestโ€”taking whatโ€™s mine.

I was born into a deadly Mafia family, yet Iโ€™m a nobody. To the world, I donโ€™t exist.
Shuffled from Vegas as a child and sent to Italy for my protection, I became invisible. Until they found a use for me. Now Iโ€™m a card my father can play. A chance to cash in on the family name to the highest bidder.
Taken from my home, Iโ€™m sold to a King. His hard blue eyes take no prisoners. Heโ€™s just another pretty face to hide the evil and in no way my savior.
Now I know what hell looks like because Iโ€™m living it. But just when I think I can finally be free, it all comes crashing down, and the King I thought would end me is the only one who can save me.
All I wanted was to be somebody, but now I wish Iโ€™d stayed the nobody.

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Shantel is a USA Today & Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author. She lives in Oklahoma with her high school sweetheart, who is a wonderful, supportive husband and their two daughters. She loves to spend time cuddled up on the couch with a good book. Although she has a passion to write, her family is most important to her.

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