Review: His Best Friend’s Little Sister

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His Best Friend's Little Sister
His Best Friend’s Little Sister by Vivian Wood
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

His Best Friend’s Little Sister by Vivian Wood
This is Henry Wyatt and Ellie Scott.

Henry served as a Navy SEAL and best friends with Ellie’s brother. He is on his way to his best friend’s cabin to just get away for a while. Ellie is going through some hard times and decides to go to her brother’s cabin to get away from everything. Neither one was expecting the other to be there. Ellie has always had a crush on Henry but he has never given her the time of day. Well, he notices her now. But Ellie is off limits since she is his best friend’s sister or is she?

This is a friend’s to lovers romance. The chemistry is really hot between them. I also enjoyed the supporting characters too. Overall, I enjoyed the story.

FYI, contains mature content.  I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

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Review: 12 Days to Love

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12 Days to Love
12 Days to Love by Lisa Swinton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

12 Days to Love (Destined for Love: Europe) by Lisa Swinton
This is Lily and Zander’s story.

Zander is still struggling over losing his fiancée. Lily has sold her business and now needs to determine where she goes from here.

Lily and Zander meet on their travels. Their first interactions didn’t go so well. As they spend time touring different locations Lily is really falling for Zander. Zander doesn’t share much of himself and gives off conflicting messages. Will this just be 12 days of fun traveling or will it be more?

This is a sweet and heartwarming romance. I enjoyed Zander and Lily’s story. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

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Review: In Soft Focus

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In Soft Focus
In Soft Focus by Michele Shriver
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

In Soft Focus by Michele Shriver
This is Oscar winning movie director, Reese White and up and coming actor Courtland (Court) Landry’s story.

Wow!! Michele Shriver knows how to deliver a hot and steamy romance. But this story goes deeper and shows that fame and fortune can’t bring you happiness if you don’t have someone to share it with. Reese has never hid who he was. Now, Courtland feels that he has to hide who he to have a chance at being a famous actor. The chemistry between Reese and Courtland is intense and hot. Will Courtland be able to show the world who he really is before Reese gives up on him?

Once I started this book I couldn’t put it down. I know when I see a book by this author no matter the genre that it’s going to be great. I throughly enjoyed this book. A great book to escape from everyday life.

FYI, contains mature content.  This is MM romance.

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Review: When Things Got Hot in Texas

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When Things Got Hot in Texas
When Things Got Hot in Texas by Lori Wilde
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

When Things Got Hot in Texas by Lori Wilde, Christie Craig, Katie Lane, Cynthia D’Alba, Laura Drake

Love this group of authors! You can’t go wrong with hot and sexy cowboys and cowgirls in Texas.

So far I’ve just read Texas Daze by Cynthia D’Alba and look forward to reading the other stories. This is Dr. Elias (Eli) Boone and Marti Jenkins’ story. This is an entertaining, sweet, and steamy romance of two people who are total opposites. Eli is only in Whispering Springs for a short time. Marti’s life is running her family’s ranch. Will they take a chance on love? I really loved Eli and Marti’s characters. The chemistry between them was hot. A fun and enjoyable read. FYI, contains mature content.

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Blog Tour – Toughest Cowboy in Texas

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Brody sang along with the radio the whole way back to Hope Springs. Seeing Lila again brought back so many memories. Nothing had been the same after she’d left town. Happy, Texas, didn’t have a movie theater or a bowling alley or even a Dairy Queen, so they’d had to drive all the way to Tulia or Amarillo to have fun. Or they would stay in town and Lila would come up with some kind of crazy stunt that sent their adrenaline into high gear.

Like surfing in the back of my old pickup truck. It’s a wonder we weren’t all killed but the adrenaline rush was crazy wild. He chuckled as he remembered the two of them planting their feet on skateboards in the bed of the truck and then giving Jace the thumbs-up to take off. No big ocean waves could have been as exhilarating as riding on skateboards while Jace drove eighty miles an hour down a dirt road.

Blake Shelton’s “Boys ’Round Here” came on the radio and he turned up the volume. He rolled down the window, letting the hot air blow past him as he pushed the gas pedal to the floor.

Seventy miles an hour, the dust kicking up behind the truck just like the song said. At seventy-five, he checked the rearview and imagined that Lila was back there wearing a pair of cutoff denim shorts, cowboy boots, and a tank top that hugged her body like a glove. Her jet- black ponytail was flying out behind her, and that tall, well-toned curvy body kept balance on the imaginary skateboard every bit as well as it had back then.

At eighty, he tapped the brakes enough to make a sliding right-hand turn from the highway to the lane back to the ranch house. The house was a blur when he blew past it and the speedometer said he was going ninety miles an hour when he braked and came to a long greasy stop in front of the barn doors. Gravel pinged against the sheet metal and dust settled on everything inside his truck’s crew cab. He sucked in a lungful of it but it did nothing to slow down his racing heart, thumping hard enough to bust a rib. Gripping the steering wheel so tightly that his forearms ached, he checked the rearview mirror. The vision of Lila was gone, leaving only a cloud of dust in its wake.

You’re not eighteen, Brody Dawson. The voice in his head even had the same tone and inflection as his mother’s did. You’re a responsible rancher, not a kid who drives like a maniac with the music blaring loud enough they can hear it in Amarillo.

Blame it on Lila. She brought out the wild side in me back before I had to handle all the ranchin’ business, he argued, and felt a sudden rush of shame because he hadn’t stood up for her in those days. Then he had time and opportunities; now he barely had time for a glass of tea with all the sticky situations of Hope Springs falling on his shoulders.

His phone pinged with another text: Sundance is in a mud bog out on the north forty. Need help. Bring rope. Where the hell are you?

Just as he was about to get moving, his grandmother stepped out of the barn and made her way to his truck, shielding her green eyes against the hot afternoon sun. Gray haired and barely tall enough to reach Brody’s shoulder, she might look like a sweet little grandmother to strangers, but looks were definitely deceiving when it came to Hope Dalley. She had a backbone of steel and no- body messed with her.

“Did someone die? I heard you driving like a bat set loose from the bowels of hell. I bet you wore a year’s worth of rubber off them tires the way you skidded to a stop.”

“Everything is fine, but Sundance is in a mud lolly, so I’ve got to get some rope and go help Jace,” Brody said.

“Damned old bull. He got bad blood from his father when it comes to breakin’ out of pens, but he’s a damn fine breeder so we have to deal with his ornery ways,” Hope said. “I’ll go with you and help.”

“We can get it done, Granny. What are you doin’ out here in this hot sun anyway?”

“Bossin’ the boys about how to stack the hay. I can’t just sit around in an air-conditioned house and do nothin’. I’d die of boredom,” she said.

“Long as you’re supervisin’ and not stackin’, that’s fine, but I’d rather see you in the house with Kasey and the kids,” he said.

“I’m not ready to be put out to pasture yet, boy. Kasey don’t need my help. She has the toughest job on the ranch, taking care of those three kids as well as all the household stuff and the book work. That’s a hell of a lot more exhausting and tougher than stacking hay. And she’s doin’ a fine job of it. Now go take care of that blasted bull.” She waved him away.

Fun and excitement were over. It was time to man up and not expect to relive the glory days when Lila had lived in Happy and everything had been fun and exciting.

Review: Toughest Cowboy in Texas

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Toughest Cowboy in Texas
Toughest Cowboy in Texas by Carolyn Brown
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Toughest Cowboy in Texas by Carolyn Brown is book number one in the Happy, Texas series. This is Lila Harris and Brody Dawson’s story.

I love Carolyn Brown’s stories. You feel as if you are there. Many years ago I lived near Happy, Texas. It was like taking a trip back to Texas. Put Brody, hot cowboy, and wild child Lila together then you get a hot and steamy romance.

Brody’s mom and grandmother have always felt that Lila isn’t good enough for him. It’s been years since they graduated from high but Brody still feels guilty for not standing up for Lila. Would Lila give him a second chance? Does he have time for a relationship with his responsibilities to the ranch?

Reading Carolyn Brown’s book make me smile. They are a great blend of humor, sexy romance, and small towns in Texas. A great start to the Happy, Texas series.

FYI, contains mature content. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

 

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Review: Through Your Eyes

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Through Your Eyes
Through Your Eyes by Shannyn Schroeder
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Through Your Eyes (For Your Love #3) by Shannyn Schroeder
This is Deirdre Murphy and Tommy O’Malley’s story.

Deirdre is a sweet girl from Ireland visiting her cousins in Chicago and working in a small bakery. She meets Tommy who is a tough city boy but very sweet and covered in tattoos. He makes his living inking people. Deirdre is suppose to go back to Ireland and marry her childhood sweetheart and work in her family’s bakery. After meeting Tommy they start seeing each other as more than friends. Tommy is so sweet and encourages her to live for herself. Will they take a chance on love or will Deirdre go back to Ireland?

This is a sweet and steamy romance between two people that are opposites. FYI, contains mature content. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

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Review: Face the Music

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Face the Music
Face the Music by Jacie Floyd
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Face the Music (A Good Riders Romance Book 4) by Jackie Floyd
This is Elliott Grayson and Audrey Cameron’s story.

Elliott is brilliant and is comfortable in his world of sun, moon, and the stars but not so much with people especially women. Audrey and Elliott end up spending time together. Audrey was also a child prodigy with her music. She has trouble trusting people due to things that happened in her past. There is definitely chemistry between them but can Elliott get Audrey to trust him?

This was a sweet and sensual romance of two very smart people that have trouble with relationships. There was also a few twists. I enjoyed their story.

FYI, contains mature content

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Review: Beauty and the Billionaire: A Dirty Fairy Tale Romance

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Beauty and the Billionaire: A Dirty Fairy Tale Romance
Beauty and the Billionaire: A Dirty Fairy Tale Romance by Kira Blakely
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Beauty and the Billionaire: A Dirty Fairy Tale Romance by Kira Blakely
This is billionaire Drake McManus and Belle Fontaine’s story.

Drake is trying to work out a merger with Belle’s family business. He wants Belle to come to his private island for a month to negotiate the merger terms. Is he wanting more than negotiating the merger terms? Can Belle help Drake deal with the demons he keeps hidden?

There is something about Drake that makes you like him. You want him to be free of his demons. I could feel his emotions. Belle has tender heart but can stand up for herself too. This is an emotional and steamy romance with light BDSM and unexpected twists.

FYI, contains mature content.  I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

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Review: Airman to the Rescue

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Airman to the Rescue
Airman to the Rescue by Heatherly Bell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Airman to the Rescue (Heroes of Fortune Valley) by Heatherly Bell
This is Sarah Mcallister and Matt Conner’s story.

Sarah purchased her late father’s home. She is in the process of renovating it. Renovations can be difficult especially when your contractor gets arrested. Now, she is out of money and still has a large part of the renovation to do. Matt, her brother’s best friend, comes to her rescue. He agrees to help her if she will let him stay in one of her guest bedrooms.

Sarah and Matt have been attracted to each other. They feel that the other one is off limits since Matt is her brother’s best friend and also works for her brother. Also, once Sarah finishes renovating the house she going back to Colorado. Matt is also trying to have a real relationship with his fifteen year old son. Will living in the same house break down their barriers? Will they take a chance on love?

This is a sweet, funny, and sensual romance. I loved Sarah and Matt’s characters. Even Matt’s son who was a character was a great addition to the story.

FYI, contains mature content. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

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