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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

SHELTER FOR BLYTHE by Susan Stoker ★★★★★ AVAILABLE NOW!!!


BOOK SUMMARY
Blythe Coopman never imagined she’d be homeless, but a series of events has landed her on San Antonio’s streets…hungry, tired, and scared. She clings to her most precious possession, a phone accidentally swiped from a local firefighter, who, instead of canceling the number, starts texting her. Soon, the man’s calls and texts are the highlight of her days, but she declines his frequent offers of help. Blythe refuses to be his burden—until a vicious attack takes the decision out of her hands.

When the woman he’s already begun to care for ends up in the ER, Sawyer “Squirrel” McClay is livid—and ashamed. He should have insisted she accept his help long ago. Now, he’s not taking no for an answer. While his friends rally round Blythe, Squirrel’s bond with her grows stronger by the day, until he realizes he’ll do anything to keep her safe, healthy, and happy…even as his own lifelong insecurities work against him.

But despite leaving the streets behind, Blythe and Sawyer discover old dangers still linger, threatening to end the couple’s new bliss before it’s barely begun.

** Shelter for Blythe is the 11th book in the Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes Series. Each book is a stand-alone, with no cliffhanger endings.

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Cat's Review

SHELTER FOR BLYTHE by Susan Stoker is an emotional tale that brings to light the plight of homelessness in our society.  Ms. Stoker does a tasteful job of making the reader aware of the not so nice world of homelessness - the dangers and the emotional turmoil those in that predicament face.  This story is about Blythe and Sawyer, a/k/a Squirrel.  I loved both of these characters.  Blythe, being homeless. certainly has a sour look about herself, yet Sawyer, being a super duper alpha man, sees beyond her dirty clothes to the beautiful human being underneath the dirt and grime.  I adored Sawyer.  While he is an alpha, he has some issues of his own. Yet, he's super protective and caring and tender too.   It was nice to see a Hero not be so full of himself (although I love those Heroes too!).  This story has some suspense and danger, family, friends and love.  Once again, Ms. Stoker has taken me on a journey that warmed my heart and soul, made me laugh and cry, feel all the feels, and opened my eyes wider to the helplessness the homeless feel.  (received ARC for honest review)


★★★★★


AUTHOR INFO & FOLLOW LINK

New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, Susan Stoker has a heart as big as the state of Texas where she lives, but this all American girl has also spent the last fourteen years living in Missouri, California, Colorado, and Indiana. She's married to a retired Army man who now gets to follow her around the country.

She debuted her first series in 2014 and quickly followed that up with the SEAL of Protection Series, which solidified her love of writing and creating stories readers can get lost in. 

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UNEXPECTED LOVE STORY by Natasha Madison ★★★★ AVAILABLE NOW!

Title: Unexpected Love Story
Series: Love Series
Author: Natasha Madison
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: June 5, 2018
When one man’s death exposes a complex web of lies, three couples discover the true meaning of love, loss and redemption.
Crystal
I was the strong one, they said, until two words brought me to my knees. 
It was a secret I didn't share with anyone. A secret that made me promise I’d never fall in love. 
I no longer wanted that white picket fence of every woman’s dreams. 
Until the unthinkable happened. 
Gabe
I thought I had it all with the best medical practice in the state and the woman of my dreams. 
I wore a smile on my face every single day. 
I couldn't wait to watch her walk down the aisle and start our forever, except she never did. 
My runaway bride made me realize love isn't worth it. 
What happens when your dreams unexpectedly come true?
This is the story of unexpected love.

An enemies-to-lovers romance with epic chemistry, fantastic banter, and passion that practically explodes off the page. It's fun, feisty, sexy and beautifully heartfelt, and I loved every moment! - Aj The escapist Book Blog
I finished this book in a couple hours, devouring every sentence, every page Natasha gifted the world with, until it was over and I was crying happy tears. - Cait's Creatures

Unexpected Love was just that unexpected. The storyline at times has some heartbreaking moments for both characters that made you want to hug both of them. -Melissa BookSmacked
Releasing July 10th
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...
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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

WHISPERS AT SEASIDE by Addison Cole ★★★★★ Blog Tour with GIVEAWAY!!


BOOK INFORMATION

Whispers at Seaside 
Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers #10
By: Addison Cole
Releasing June 13, 2018 
World Literary Press



FOLLOW THIS BOOK TOUR HERE!




BOOK SUMMARY
Having a mad crush on her boss’s son, Matt Lacroux—an intriguing mix of proper gentleman and flirtatious bad boy—is probably not the smartest idea for single mother Mira Savage. Especially when the company, and her job, is already on shaky ground. But as a Princeton professor, Matt’s life is hours away from Mira’s home on Cape Cod, keeping him safely in the fantasy-only zone. And as a single mother to six-year-old Hagen, with a floundering company to save, fantasies are all she has time for.
With hopes of becoming dean off the table, and too many months of longing for a woman who lived too far away to pursue, Matt’s publishing contract couldn’t have come at a better time. He heads home to Cape Cod on a brief sabbatical, intent on starting his book, and finally getting his arms around sweet, beautiful Mira.
A surprise encounter leads to midnight confessions. The more time Matt and Mira spend together, the deeper their relationship grows, and the love and attention Matt showers on Hagen is more than she has ever dreamed of. But Matt’s sabbatical is only temporary, and Mira’s not saving his father’s company so she can leave it behind. Will their whispers of love be enough for one of them to change their life forever?
Sweet with Heat books are the sweet editions of the Love in Bloom steamy romance novels by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster. Sweet with Heat books convey all of the passion you expect between two people in love, without any explicit scenes or harsh language.




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CAT'S REVIEW

WHISPERS AT SEASIDE by Addison Cole.  Well, Ms. Cole has once again gripped me by my heartstrings and held on tight!  Mira, Matt and Hagen are entrenched in my heart and I love it.  Matt and Mira both are so hesitant to begin a deeper relationship due to various reasons but the heart has a mind of it's own and no one can escape destiny.  I adored Mira - hardworking single mom, so devoted to her son.  Matt is simply yummy!  His adoration for both Mira and Hagen is evident and made me swoon!  Ms. Cole's stories often offer more then just the love story between two people, she shows the importance of family and a strong support group in friends and this one was no exception. It was wonderful to meet up with old friends from previous books (although not necessary to read them to enjoy this one) and see how these outside relationships with our main characters gives them strength and guidance and encouragement.  The journey of Matt and Mira is a heartwarming tale that made me smile and left me with that feel good feeling and is the perfect summer beach read.  (received ARC for honest review)  


★★★★★









AUTHOR INFO & FOLLOW LINKS




Addison Cole is the sweet alter ego of New York Times and USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. She writes humorous and emotional sweet contemporary romance. Her books do not include explicit sex scenes or harsh language.

Addison spends her summers on Cape Cod, where she dreams up wonderful love stories in her house overlooking Cape Cod Bay.

Visit Addison on her website or chat with her on social media. Addison enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups and welcomes an invitation to your event.










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Monday, June 11, 2018

UNEXPECTED LOVE STORY by Natasha Madison ★★★★ BLOG TOUR!


BOOK INFORMATION

Unexpected Love Story
Love Series
by Natasha Madison
Contemporary Romance (Stand alone)

Release: June 5, 2018

BOOK SUMMARY
When one man’s death exposes a complex web of lies, three couples discover the true meaning of love, loss and redemption.

Crystal
I was the strong one, they said, until two words brought me to my knees.
It was a secret I didn't share with anyone. A secret that made me promise I’d never fall in love.
I no longer wanted that white picket fence of every woman’s dreams.
Until the unthinkable happened.

Gabe
I thought I had it all with the best medical practice in the state and the woman of my dreams.
I wore a smile on my face every single day.
I couldn't wait to watch her walk down the aisle and start our forever, except she never did.
My runaway bride made me realize love isn't worth it.

What happens when your dreams unexpectedly come true?

This is the story of unexpected love.



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PRAISE FOR UNEXPECTED LOVE STORY

- An enemies-to-lovers romance with epic chemistry, fantastic banter, and passion that practically explodes off the page. It's fun, feisty, sexy and beautifully heartfelt, and I loved every moment! - Aj The escapist Book Blog

- I finished this book in a couple hours, devouring every sentence, every page Natasha gifted the world with, until it was over and I was crying happy tears. - Cait's Creatures

- Unexpected Love was just that unexpected. The storyline at times has some heartbreaking moments for both characters that made you want to hug both of them. -Melissa BookSmacked


CAT'S REVIEW
UNEXPECTED LOVE STORY by Natasha Madison.  Well, Ms. Madison has Wow'ed me once again.  The story is filled with so much emotion - both happy and sad.  My heart was filled throughout the entire tale.  I liked the main characters - Gabe and Crystal.  Gabe is a hunky hunk and sooo swoonworthy.  I adored him - he's sweet and loving but gruff and tough too.  Crystal is sassy and spunky but vulnerable and kind too.  At times, she did get on my nerves a touch but only because I was jealous and wanted Gabe for myself!  LOL   Honestly, thought, these two are so much fun.  They drive each other nuts and battle and bicker relentlessly but you know what they say about making up?   And that is where the heat factor comes in to play - and boy, is it hot!   One of the only things that bothered me a bit was the last few chapters - it just seemed a bit too fairy tale-ish and a bit too quick.  Things seemed to wrap up really fast and too easily.  But, even so, the story itself still held me captive, heart and soul and I couldn't turn the pages fast enough to see if and how Gabe and Crystal would ever reach their HEA.   Ms. Madison has accomplished a tale that has love, heartache and heartbreak and even a bit of danger and mystery too.  Well done, Ms. Madison!  (received ARC for honest review)


★★★★



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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…