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Thursday, January 16, 2020

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



BOOK INFORMATION

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.


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CAT'S REVIEW

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.  

★★★★★


AUTHOR INFO & FOLLOW LINKS


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 www.stokeraces.com.






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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

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



BOOK INFORMATION

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


BOOK SUMMARY
Caroline
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.

Justin
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.



TBR/BUY LINKS


Apple: https://apple.co/2ZrGpx4

Nook: https://bit.ly/2qQ3U5D

Kobo: http://bit.ly/2Mwcj6m












CAT'S REVIEW

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!  :) 


★★★★★




AUTHOR INFO & FOLLOW LINKS

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...










Tuesday, January 14, 2020

SECURING ZOEY by Susan Stoker ★★★★★ AVAILABLE NOW!


BOOK SUMMARY
Zoey Knight has lived in Juneau, Alaska her entire life. She loves her friends, but yearns for more excitement. She gets more than she ever bargained for when the plane she’s in goes down in a remote stretch of wilderness. 

Mark “Bubba” Wright regrets not spending more time with his pop. Heading up to Alaska for the reading of his father’s will isn’t high on his list of things he wants to do, but seeing a girl he knew in high school on the same tiny plane was a pleasant surprise. 

After they’re stranded in the Alaskan back country Zoey and Bubba have to figure out how to survive, discover who’s behind wanting them dead, and deal with an intense attraction all at the same time.

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GOODREADS

AMAZON

KOBO

B&N

GOOGLE PLAY

iBOOKS


CAT'S REVIEW

SECURING ZOEY by Susan Stoker. Well, this series is quickly becoming one of my favorites. I love the alpha heroes and, in this one, Bubba (a/k/a Mark) is delicious! Yes, he is a big, bad SEAL who saves the day but he is sweet and kind and considerate too. Zoey is the perfect match for Bubba - she is hardworking, yet believes herself to be an average girl just going day by day. I liked how they balanced each other and felt they were perfect together. Ms. Stoker takes us on an adventure with these two, as they work together to survive in the wilderness. There is danger and suspense, some mystery to find out who the bad guy is, and, as Ms. Stoker does so well, emotions galore. My heart swelled with love and happiness, then broke with heartache for this couple. I was eagerly turning each page to find out what would happen next. Ms. Stoker's writing style is one that I enjoy - I always know where I am, who is who and what is going on. It flows effortlessly and the characters and plots are believable too. This is one that I highly recommend!

★★★★★


AUTHOR INFO & FOLLOW LINKS

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 www.stokeraces.com.







Thursday, January 9, 2020

HI Folks!

Well, life sure can throw some curveballs at ya but, I'm still standing.  Fingers crossed, life has settled a bit and I can resume by blog duties.  While I have still been reading, I have not had the time to post on my blog very often, due to those curveballs I mentioned.  However, I am very excited to pick it back up.  I might not post quite as often as I was, especially at first, but I will be posting.  Some books/reviews will be for books that have been out a while.  My NetGalley list has grown a bit over this last year or so, again, due to those curveballs.

Anyway, I appreciate all of your love and support and hope you will continue to follow me and pop in on Cat's Reviews. 

Have an amazing day!
Cat

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

CODE NAME: HEIST by Sawyer Bennett ★★★★


BOOK INFORMATION
Code Name: Heist (Jameson Force Security, Book #3)
By Sawyer Bennett
Release Date: January 7, 2020



BOOK SUMMARY
I am a world-class thief. Or I was, before I got pinched and landed in prison. After I served my time, I decided to get on the right side of the law, or as much as my job at Jameson Force Security allows. The lines sometimes blur, which suits me just fine. My name might be Saint, but I’m a devil to most.

My plan to go legitimate is going as anticipated, until my past and present collide in a big way. While in Paris preparing to take down a ring of highly specialized thieves, I come face-to-face with my biggest threat—and my most dangerous temptation.

Sindaria “Sin” Westin was the love of my life, until her betrayal landed me behind bars. Now I’ve got to find a way to trust her again, at least long enough to pull off this job. When it becomes clear the price for this heist will be our lives, I realize I need to do whatever it takes to keep Sin safe, even if it means trading my life for hers. Because no matter the lies I’ve told myself, Sin’s greatest theft was the day she stole my heart.





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Audible (narrated by Joe Arden and Mackenzie Cartwright)




Cat's Review

CODE NAME: HEIST by Sawyer Bennett. This is book 3 of the Jameson Force Security Series, and Ms. Bennett has once again written a tale that has captured my interest and kept me turning page after page.  Saint and Sin have a history but can they over come it?  I adored Saint - he is, in my mind, what an alpha is all about.  I liked Sin, although she isn't my favorite type of heroine, Ms. Bennett is able to take me beyond and see in her heart which made me like her more.  Ms. Bennett's writing style is one that works for me - she takes us on a journey, through the ups and downs of this complicated relationship and along the way, there is action and some steamy sex and just a touch of drama.  If you haven't had a chance to pick up a book by Ms. Bennett, this series is a great start.  

★★★★


AUTHOR INFO & FOLLOW LINKS



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.

Connect with Sawyer:





















Tuesday, November 5, 2019

TACKER by Sawyer Bennett ★★★★★ DO NOT MISS THIS ONE!

BOOK INFORMATION

Tacker (Arizona Vengeance, Book #5)
Sawyer Bennett
Release Date: November 5, 2019

BOOK SUMMARY

I am not okay.

Fifteen months ago, my life was turned upside down when the plane I was piloting went down. Injured and trapped in the wreckage, I had to watch my fiancée die a painfully slow death, which is something that can really mess with your head.

Since that day, I’ve had little desire to do much of anything. Except play hockey, that is. Because that is the one place where the bad memories are banished and I can escape my pain.

But off the ice, I’m spiraling out of control. Losing the grip on my life and putting myself and my career in danger. Now, thanks to a string of bad decisions, I’ve been ordered to complete therapy in order to stay on the team.

The problem? Nora Wayne, my beautiful and somewhat unconventional therapist. I can’t buy into the brand of happy clappy crap this woman is feeding me. What could she possibly understand about the type of loss that I’ve suffered? How does she know anything about finding happiness after losing the most important person in your life?

Turns out, I’ve got a lot to learn, and she’s just the person I need to break through those walls I’ve erected.

I am not okay.
But for the first time in a long time, I know that I will be.





CAT'S REVIEW

TACKER by Sawyer Bennett.  What can I say?  For Sawyer Bennett fans, this is the book we have been waiting for.  When there is a book in a series that I am anxious to read, I tend to be excited and nervous at the same time.  Will the author do it justice?  Will it live up to what I expect the story to be?  Well, Ms. Bennett blew this one out of the water!  I could not put it down and stayed up late to finish it in one sitting.  My heart hurt.  My heart leapt with joy.  My heart is still beating hard from this tale.  Tacker, a professional hockey player, is struggling to live his life after the tragic death of his fiance, MJ.  He feels responsible as he was piloting the plane when it crashed and she lost her life.  To remain on the team, he needs to get counseling.  In comes a not quite so conventional therapist, Nora.  She is sweet and bubbly and full of sunshine.  Yet, underneath lies hurts from her past too.  I adored each of these characters right from the start.  There growing love for each other is one of the sweetest things I've read.  Their relationship wasn't easy as there are quite a few obstacles in their path but watching them navigate those obstacles was a journey I am so thrilled to have been a part of.   I highly recommend, not only TACKER, but the entire series.  Now, I anxiously await the next ones coming up - DOMINIK and WYLDE!  (received ARC for honest review)

★★★★★


AUTHOR INFO & FOLLOW LINKS


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.
Connect with Sawyer:

 Facebook

 Twitter

 Instagram



 BookBub

 Amazon








Tuesday, September 10, 2019

CLAIMING SARAH by Susan Stoker ★★★★★ Chance to win too!


BOOK INFORMATION

CLAIMING SARAH by Susan Stoker 
Montlake Romance 
On sale September 10, 2019

BOOK SUMMARY

Sarah Butler isn’t flattered. She’s angry and unnerved. She’s been getting intimate gifts from a man she barely knows. Nothing threatening yet, but there’s just a weird vibe she can’t ignore. Her recourse is Ace Security. Their solution: self-defense lessons at Rock Hard Gym with a personal, hands-on instructor. One look at the bearded, tattooed, green-eyed alpha is enough to take Sarah’s breath away.

Cole Johnson is definitely the man for the job. He’s eager to train her. Eager to get closer. And when it comes to Sarah’s instincts, Cole knows she’s not imagining things. He’s also not imagining the intense attraction between them—and his desire to protect her is growing. But so are Sarah’s fears, the worst of which come true when she disappears.

Enlisting the help of Ace Security, Cole will stop at nothing to find the love of his life…before she vanishes forever.

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CAT'S REVIEW
CLAIMING SARAH by Susan Stoker. Well, Ms. Stoker has once again captured my heart. I adored both main characters in this tale - Sarah and Cole. Cole, being all tough and rugged, believes himself to not be a good guy. Sarah, the sweetest and nicest person ever, sees beneath his tough exterior. Together they work and are amazing. I enjoyed this tale immensely. The background of Sarah was heartwarming too. Ms. Stoker, of course, creates a villain that keeps the reader on their toes but all is not what it seems. It's been a while since I read a story by Susan Stoker and this one reminded me as to why she is one of my favorite authors. Her heroines are strong, yet a bit vulnerable, and her Heroes are dreamy and the ultimate book boyfriend. This is book 4 of the series and, while not necessary to enjoy this one, I highly recommend all. (received ARC for honest review)

★★★★★


AUTHOR INFO & FOLLOW LINKS


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 www.stokeraces.com.







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