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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

DOMINIK by Sawyer Bennett ★★★★★ AVAILABLE NOW!! GIVEAWAY!!

Dominik (Arizona Vengeance, Book #6)
Sawyer Bennett
Release Date: February 18, 2020

I built myself up from nothing. A product of the foster care system, I learned early on how to fight hard to get what I want. Whether it was starting my first company in college, earning my first billion, or buying my first professional sports team, I know how to get what I want, when I want it.

Until now.

Willow Monahan is fierce, independent, and hot as hell. She also takes great pleasure in shutting down my advances. The younger sister of one of my star players, Willow intrigues me to my very core. And while she may have willingly given me her body, she is hesitant to offer up more. Now I’m on a mission to find out why. 

I’ve decided to approach my desire for Willow like I’ve approached much of my life; with persistence,determination, and a whole lot of that Dominik Carlson alpha charm. Buying a hockey expansion team, building the Arizona Vengeance from the ground up, and bringing home a championship may prove to be an easier feat than winning Willow’s heart.

But I’ve never been a quitter.

Willow Monahan... I’m coming for you


DOMINIK by Sawyer Bennett.  This is the one Ms. Bennett's loyal fans have been waiting for and Ms. Bennett did not disappoint!  Dominik - the loyal, dedicated and truly alpha Hero that had my heart swooning throughout the entire tale!  I adored him!  And Willow, our heroine, is a strong and independent woman that doesn't necessarily need a man, but the things Dominik does to her - oh boy! Break out the fans!  Not only did I love the main characters, but the storyline was engaging and held my attention throughout.  Ms. Bennett made me laugh, cry and shout.  Ms. Bennett's knack for writing characters that are truly alpha in nature, yet so vulnerable at times - she nailed that with this one.  Dominik is a force to be reckoned with but so is Willow.  The back and forth between these two as they traversed their journey was an enjoyable ride, if not frustrating and, even heartbreaking at times.  It was fun to "catch up" with characters from previous tales too (although not necessary to read to fully enjoy DOMINIK but I highly recommend the entire series).  Ms. Bennett - thank you for, once again, creating a story that made me feel all the feels and made my heart flutter throughout.   
 (received ARC for honest review)



Since the release of her debut contemporary romance novel, Off Sides, in January 2013, Sawyer Bennett has released multiple books, many of which have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists.

A reformed trial lawyer from North Carolina, Sawyer uses real life experience to create relatable, sexy stories that appeal to a wide array of readers. From new adult to erotic contemporary romance, Sawyer writes something for just about everyone.

Sawyer likes her Bloody Marys strong, her martinis dirty, and her heroes a combination of the two. When not bringing fictional romance to life, Sawyer is a chauffeur, stylist, chef, maid, and personal assistant to a very active daughter, as well as full-time servant to her adorably naughty dogs. She believes in the good of others, and that a bad day can be cured with a great work-out, cake, or even better, both.

Sawyer also writes general and women’s fiction under the pen name S. Bennett and sweet romance under the name Juliette Poe.

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Friday, February 7, 2020

THREE KISS CLAUSE by Christopher Harlan ★★★★ AVAILABLE NOW!

Title: The Three Kiss Clause
Author: Christopher Harlan
Genre: Contemporary Romance
 Release Date: February 4, 2020


Cormac Delaney was everything I hated about men—arrogant, smug and condescending, but he was also everything my body responded to—gorgeous, tall, brooding, and confident. Oh, and he happened to be a partner at the publishing company I was trying to get signed to. My book—“Fu*#$@Boys”—about how men are selfish, sex-crazed pigs—was one vote away from being published—his vote. But not only did he hate my book, he asked me a question that would change things between us forever:

“How can you be an expert on men when you’ve never been in a real relationship?”

He had a point, but I wasn’t about to let him know. Instead I did what any self-respecting writer and podcaster would do—I proposed a radical social experiment. Cormac and I would live together for one month as boyfriend and girlfriend. If he could change my mind about men I’d withdraw my book. If not, he’d agree to publish it.

My only condition? No sex, or anything physical, whatsoever.

I never thought he’d go for it, but I guess I was wrong about him, in more ways than one. Don’t get me wrong, I hate Cormac Delaney, even if he is easy on the eyes. . .fine, he’s good looking. . .alright, he’s hot as hell, but still! To do this I’m going to have to remind myself of a few things: we’re only an experiment, nothing more. He’s not the most gorgeous man I’ve ever seen in my life, he absolutely does not have a body that makes me tingle in all the right places, and I’m never, under any circumstances, going to let myself fall for him. . .



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THE THREE KISS CLAUSE by Christopher Harlan.   As this is a first for me by this author, I was pleasantly surprised.  I found the characters engaging - Cormac, our Hero, was delightful and Tori, despite being a "man hater", had an inner sweetness that was endearing.  Mr. Harlan filled this tale with quick banter between these two, often making me chuckle out loud.   The storyline was intriguing - a "fake" romance that leads, well - you will have to read to find out.   But it is so much more than just the "fake" romance.  This is a tale of growth and love and realizing what you think you know and believe, isn't always so.   (received ARC for honest review)


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With an introverted mind and a sarcastic sense of humor, Christopher Harlan has been many things throughout his life. He started life as a mixed up mixed kid, like his protagonist, Logan, in his bestselling Young Adult novel “Away From Here”, and now spends his days writing stories. He’s published over 15 books in contemporary romance and young adult, and has no plans of stopping anytime soon. The one constant in his life has been his love of a good book, and his passion for telling stories. He was born and raised in Queens, New York. 

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Sunday, January 26, 2020

MAKING YOU MINE by Melissa Foster ★★★★★ GIVEAWAY!!

by Melissa Foster
Contemporary Romance


Discover the magic of New York Times bestseller Melissa Foster's writing and see why millions of readers have fallen in love with the fiercely loyal and sassily sexy characters in the Love in Bloom big-family romance collection. Love in Bloom novels are written to stand alone or may be enjoyed as part of the larger series, so dive right into this fun, sexy romance featuring Graham Braden's business partner, Knox Bentley!

Knox Bentley never liked the pomp and circumstance that came with being wealthy. He'd distanced himself from his pretentious family and their fortune as a young adult and found his own path to success. But even with the world at his fingertips, he realizes something is missing, and after a long stay overseas, he finally knows exactly what it is. His no-strings-attached hookups with Aubrey Stewart, an exquisite and stubbornly independent blonde, are no longer enough for him. They connect on every level, but Aubrey is a fierce businesswoman with a new movie channel on the horizon and no time for much else. She is the deal he can't close, the precious jewel even his billions can't buy. Now that he's back in the States, he's determined to show her that what they have goes beyond the bedroom and finally make her his.


Love in Bloom novels feature alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They're flawed, funny, passionate, and relatable to readers who enjoy contemporary romance and women's fiction. For avid readers of the Love in Bloom series, you may have met sexy and hilarious Knox Bentley, Graham Braden's business partner, in Trails of Love, and Aubrey Stewart, one of the badass billionaire founders of the Ladies Who Write (LWW), in Anything for Love.


MAKING YOU MINE by Melissa Foster.  This story tells the tale of Aubrey and Knox - two strong and successful people that have been "hooking" up for a while but now Knox wants more. Can he convince Aubrey?  I adored Knox - he is simply scrumptious.  He is considerate, kind, patient and so caring, and, of course, uber-sexy.   Aubrey is strong and fiercely independent - which, to be honest, it not always my favorite type of heroine, but as Knox breaks down her walls, I grew to adore her.  Ms. Foster has presented a tale to her readers that is filled with sweet and sexy romance.  Her stories are quite true to life and this one was no different.  Knox and Aubrey's journey is filled with  family and friends as they get to know each other and explore their explosive chemistry.  So many heartwarming moments throughout.  I could not put this one down!  

 Note: This is book five in this series.  It can be read as standalone with no issues.  I have not read all of the previous books and, Ms. Foster does a good job of introducing characters/situations from those tales to the reader.  I do believe I will now go back and catch up as I am intrigued by what I learned about the previous stories.   (received ARC for honest review)



Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance and women's fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Readers adore Melissa's fun, flirty, and sinfully sexy, award-winning big family romance collection, LOVE IN BLOOM featuring the Snow Sisters, Bradens, Remingtons, Ryders, Seaside Summer, Harborside Nights, and the Wild Boys After Dark. Melissa's emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented.

Melissa also writes sweet and clean romance under the pen name Addison Cole.

Melissa has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Her interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.

Melissa is available to chat with book clubs and welcomes comments and emails from her readers. Visit Melissa on social media or her personal website.

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

DEFENDING EVERLY by Susan Stoker ★★★★★ Read it Today!


The stakes are personal, hot, and dangerous in New York Times bestselling author Susan Stoker’s riveting Mountain Mercenaries novel.

As tough as Everly Adams may be, the Colorado Springs SWAT officer is near a breaking point. Her fifteen-year-old half sister, Elise, has disappeared from Los Angeles without a trace, and the window to find her is closing fast. Committed to the search is Mountain Mercenary Kannon “Ball” Black. He and Everly already have a history—of rubbing each other the wrong way.

Still, Everly has to admit the man is heart-stopping. His brash alpha swagger takes her breath away. And most importantly, as a former Coast Guard first responder, Ball has what it takes to bring Elise home.

Nobody’s buying the LAPD’s “runaway” theory. And the fear that Elise is the victim of a human trafficking ring is a gut-punch that Everly and Ball can’t ignore. If only the trail were that clear cut. Because the one they’re following is more insidious and intimately dark than they could have imagined.

Now as the bond between Everly and Ball grows stronger, so does the heat. And as the stakes rise, so does the danger.



DEFENDING EVERLY by Susan Stoker.  I honestly do not know how Ms. Stoker does it, but once again she stole my heart with this tale.  I went into this one a bit hesitant as kick butt heroines are not always my favorite (I like heroines to be strong, but now always in a physical sense - I am a true lover of damsel in distress!) However, Ms. Stoker proved me wrong.  I adored Everly - she is strong, inside and out, and tender and gentle but confident too.  Ball, well, he certainly had to win me over more so than Everly!  He needed time to open up and accept, not only Everly, but his shortcomings as well.  Everly's sister, Elise, was a wonderful addition to this story.  I liked that we saw her POV throughout and the bond these two shared as well.  Of course, being Susan Stoker, there is danger and mystery and suspense too which just ramps up my like.  Ms. Stoker writes some nasty villains and comes up with some terrifying scenarios for her characters to go through, which keeps me turning the pages and reading more and more.  This entire series has been a delight to read and it is credited to Ms. Stoker's writing style, cast of characters and intense and crazy plot lines.   Cannot wait for more from this amazing author.  



Susan Stoker is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Claiming Felicity, Claiming Bailey, Claiming Grace, and Claiming Alexis in the Ace Security series. A lover of alpha heroes, Susan is also the author of the Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes, SEAL of Protection, and Delta Force Heroes series. Married to a retired Army noncommissioned officer, Stoker has lived all over the country—from Missouri and California to Colorado and Texas—and currently lives under the big skies of Tennessee. She is a true believer in happily ever after and enjoys writing novels in which romance turns to love. To learn more about the author and her work, visit her at


Wednesday, January 15, 2020

THIS IS FOREVER by Natasha Madison ★★★★★ AVAILABLE NOW!!


This Is Series #4
By Natasha Madison
Release Date: January 14

Becoming a teen mom at eighteen was not what I expected, but then again, neither was being a single parent. Still, I wouldn’t change my past because that boy is my world.

Hockey is the only thing my son seems to care about, so I work two jobs to make sure he can play. I’d do anything to make sure he doesn’t suffer because of the bad decisions his father made.

When he won a whole summer of hockey training, I knew in my heart he was going to have an amazing time.

What I wasn’t prepared for was meeting his new summer coach.

He was magnetic, powerful, and a player—in all forms of the word.

If my life had taught me anything up to this point, it was how to avoid making bad decisions, and Justin Stone was the definition of a bad decision.

I could never be a woman his family approved of. Even if I wished I could be.

Growing up as the son of a hockey God is one thing. Growing up as the brother of a second hockey God is another. I had big skates to fill, so it was a good thing I loved every second of it.

Summer was my off time, my time to let loose, but when they ask me to coach a hockey camp for underprivileged kids, I couldn’t say no.

But when she walked in holding a little boy’s hand, my heart stopped beating. Or maybe it started for the first time.

They were a package deal, and I knew this—wanted it more than I’ve ever wanted anything. It didn’t take long to realize that no matter what happened,

I would do anything to protect them.

She is the only one I want to be with.

When push comes to shove, I have to prove to everyone that this is my choice, and This is Forever.






THIS IS FOREVER by Natasha Madison.  Wow!  Ms. Madison took my heart and never let go with this one!  I adored the entire tale - the characters, the storyline, the writing style - all of it!  Justin is just scrumptious!   He melted my heart with his actions - yes, he's a bit alpha but it all done in love.   Caroline made my heart hurt so bad.  She tried so hard and life just kept knocking her down but she had such an inner strength about her that I admired and adored her. The connection between Justin and Caroline is undeniable.  I love stories that have struggling single moms and kids that, despite the mom doing her darndest to shield them, know what is going on.  Throughout the entire tale, I shed many tears.  Ms. Madison has an incredible talent for expressing the emotions felt through the characters to the reader.  My heart hurt and rejoiced and cheered throughout.   Another positive for me - I have not read the previous book in this series yet (you bet I will be after reading this one!) but I never found I was missing anything.  Ms. Madison successfully recaps previous tales without giving too much away.  While I have read a few other books by this author and enjoyed them - Ms. Madison -you have gained yourself a true fan with THIS IS FOREVER!  :) 



When her nose isn't buried in a book, or her fingers flying across a keyboard writing, she's in the kitchen creating gourmet meals. You can find her, in four inch heels no less, in the car chauffeuring kids, or possibly with her husband scheduling his business trips. It's a good thing her characters do what she says, because even her Labrador doesn't listen to her...