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Review: The Royal Treatment by Melanie Summers

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Ultra-private, ridiculously handsome Crown Prince Arthur has always gotten by on his charm. But that won’t be enough now that the Royal Family is about to be ousted from power once and for all. When Prince Arthur has to rely on the one woman in the kingdom who hates him most, he must learn that earning the love of a nation means first risking his heart.

Twenty-eight-year-old Tessa Sharpe, a.k.a. The Royal Watchdog, hates everything about Prince Arthur. As far as she’s concerned, he’s an arrogant, lazy leech on the kingdom of Avonia. When he shocks the nation by giving her the keys to the castle, Tessa has no choice but to accept and move in for two months. It’s lust at first sight, but there’s no way she can give in to her feelings—not if she wants to have a career or a shred of pride left when her time at the palace ends…

Can two natural enemies find their forever in each other’s arms, or will they ruin each other to save themselves?

MY REVIEW

“The world falls away, and we are no longer a prince and his harshest critic, but two flawed human beings needing to be understood.”

“We aren’t defined by our occupation. We’re defined by our character.”

The Royal Treatment is a laugh out loud royal romance. It is the perfect modern fairy tale that will make you swoon and fall head over heels for its characters…

The Royal Treatment follows the story of Tessa and Arthur. Tessa is known for blogging about the royals. Only she doesn’t praise them and get crazy over them. She is their harshest critic. Tessa especially hates Prince Arthur. So, imagine her surprise when she receives a 2 month invite to Avonia. She would be stupid to turn it down. Only, Tessa didn’t expect to fall in love instantly….Prince Arthur has always gotten what he’s wanted thanks to his charm. But, for once his charm can’t help him. The Royal Family is close to losing their power and because of that, he is forced to take drastic measures and invite the enemy to Avonia. Prince Arthur has a lot to learn, and Tessa just might be the person to show him the light. Can these two enemies put their differences aside and see the bigger picture?? There’s only one way to find out…

Overall, I thought this book was a really fun read. It was so easy to get swept in the characters and their story. I thought the plot was unique and entertaining. I really enjoyed getting to know Tessa. She wasn’t afraid to speak her mind when it came to the royal family and was going to be a hard sell for Prince Arthur.  And Prince Arthur just reeked of arrogance. He’s used to getting his way, but to save the throne, he’ll do whatever it takes, even if that means taking on his enemy. Together, these two made for the most unlikely pairing. I mean, they were total opposites in every way, yet at the same time, they were the perfect match. I loved their banter and chemistry. I was intrigued by the two of them and couldn’t wait to see how their story would play out.

If you’re looking for a unique royal romance that will make you swoon, yet laugh at the same time, I hope you’ll check out The Royal Treatment and fall head over heels in love like I did…

*I was provided a copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*

Review: One Hundred Reasons by Kelly Collins

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Fresh starts, hope, and happily ever afters…

Nurse Sage Nichols life changed when she lost her favorite patient and inherited a bed and breakfast in a town she didn’t know existed. She traveled to Aspen Cove intent to sell so she could hurry back to her life in Denver. Little did she know, she was about to find everything she ever needed in the tiny mountain town with a big heart. Sage found herself in a place where caring for your neighbor was a way of life. In her case, that happened to be surly Cannon Bishop, the man of her dreams.

Cannon Bishop was a man who learned long ago that hope was a dangerous thing. Closed off from the world after a family tragedy, Cannon lived a lonely life as the owner of Aspen Cove’s only bar and son to the town drunk. When Sage Nichols breezed into town, she offered the possibility of more if he’d only open his heart. Cannon’s protective walls tumble and suddenly a brighter future of healing, hope, and peace was possible… if only Sage would stay.

MY REVIEW

One Hundred Reasons is the first book in the Aspen Cove Series and it follows the story of Sage and Cannon. Sage is the most caring nurse in her department. Some might say she cares a little too much. And when she loses her favorite patient, Sage quickly finds that her world has been turned upside down. She never imagined herself inheriting a bed and breakfast in a small town. Her plan is simple: go to Aspen Cove and sell the property as quickly as she can so she can return back to her life as she knows it. But, what she didn’t plan on was getting swept up in the small town charm….Cannon is man that hasn’t had any hope in a long time. He is no stranger to tragedy and has closed himself off to the world. But when Sage blows into town, he suddenly finds himself wanting to open up and hope again. With Sage around, his world seems brighter and filled with possibility. The only problem….Sage isn’t planning on staying…

Overall, I thought this book was a quick and enjoyable read. I thought it was written well and had a good pace. The characters were real and perfectly flawed. They capture your interest immediately and leave you wanting to know more about their story. I loved Cannon and Sage. Sage had the biggest heart and when she loved someone, she loved hard. And when she loses her favorite patient, it forces her to reexamine her life and figure out who she is meant to be and what she is meant to do. And meeting Cannon was just what the doctor ordered. He was her total opposite and they butted heads quite a lot. Cannon’s walls are sky high, but if anyone has a chance of breaking those walls down, it certainly is Sage.

One Hundred Reasons is exactly what I’m looking for in a sweet, small town romance. One Hundred Reasons had the perfect balance of sweet romance, with a little drama and of course some steamy moments. This is my first read by this author and I am looking forward to checking out more books from her in the future.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*

Review: Taking His Shot (Hot Jocks #7) by Kendall Ryan

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Taking His Shot By Kendall Ryan

Release Day: June 9, 2020

She says she doesn’t date players.

She swears up and down that she’ll never handle my stick.

We’ll see about that, sweetheart.

When I win the pleasure of Harper’s company at a charity auction, I get exactly one date—one shot to win over the gorgeous and feisty brunette.

Game on. I play hard, and I love a challenge.

But just when I think I’ve finally carved out my shot . . . a huge secret implodes around us, threatening everything we’ve built.

The bestselling Hot Jocks series is back with one last stand-alone novel. If you like sexy, confident men who know how to handle a stick (on and off the ice), and smart women who are strong enough to keep all those big egos in check, this series is perfect for you! Each book features a brand new couple to fall in love with.

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MY REVIEW

Taking His Shot is the 7th and final book in the Hot Jocks Series and it follows the story of Jordie and Harper. Harper has been burned by hockey players in the past and has made it her number one rule to never date a hockey player again. But, as the saying goes, rules are made to be broken. Harper’s father is in a bind and needs her help, and that is how Harper finds herself at a charity auction; the prize-one date with her….Team rookie Jordie is living the life and is on top of the world and when he ends up winning a date with Harper, his world is about to be turned upside down…..

Overall, I thought this book was a really cute read. I thought the story line was fun and entertaining. I loved the way that Jordie and Harper started out. Harper really knocked Jordie off of his game. Not only did he meet a woman that challenged him and actually said no to a date with him, but just being around Harper made his mind go to mush and the stupidest things would come out. Now, Jordie was in no way perfect and sometimes, I really wanted to knock some sense into him, but I loved his persistence and determination to win Harper over. And Harper…well, I loved how she didn’t make things easy for Jordie. She had her reservations about dating a hockey player and she stuck to her guns. That being said, at the end of the day the chemistry between Jordie and Harper was so burning hot that there was no way these two could stay away from one another. I really enjoyed watching their story unfold and looked forward to seeing how it would all come together in the end.

Taking His Shot was a fun and entertaining read. I devoured it easily in just a single setting. I had a great time getting to know Jordie and Harper. I thought their story was fun, filled with excellent chemistry and had just the right amount of drama added to it. As always, it was fun catching up with old friends and seeing how their stories intertwined with Jordie and Harper’s.

Taking His Shot was a terrific read from beginning to end. I’m sad that this is the last book in the Hot Jocks Series, but at the same time, I’m excited to see what this author has in store for us readers next.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*

About Kendall Ryan

A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than three dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 3 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world.

Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than 100 times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine.

She lives in Texas with her husband and two sons.

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Release Blitz with Review: Catch Me When I Fall (Falling Stars #2) by A.L. Jackson

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A Falling Stars stand-alone romance from A.L. Jackson

 “AL Jackson at her best. She’s a wordsmith. A magnificent storyteller. A poet and a romantic. Mix all of this with some page-turning suspense, and a climactic ending, in more ways than one, and you’ve got yet another must-read.”-USA Today bestelling author Lauren Rowe
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TITLE: CATCH ME WHEN I FALL

RELEASE DATE: MAY 29TH, 2020

Synopsis

A Falling Stars STAND-ALONE NOVEL from NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author, A.L. Jackson . . .

Sometimes trying to catch a star will light your whole world on fire…

Emily’s entire existence was wrapped up in touring with her country-rock band Carolina George.

What she never expected was to spend a passionate night with a gorgeous, tattooed stranger.

Their chemistry was combustible.

Their attraction irresistible.

It was never supposed to follow her into the light of day.

Royce’s night with the lead singer of Carolina George was the worst mistake of his life. He needs the band to sign on to his record label or his family will pay the price.

He knows falling for her will threaten his carefully laid plans.

Royce’s past is littered with mistakes and heartache—will he overcome or will his love for Emily just be one more tragedy…

MY REVIEW

“I touch you, and you won’t ever forget it. I’ll wreck you, beautiful.”

“I was going to regret this. But sometimes one moment was more important than a thousand others. Unforgettable. Impossible.”

“A crazed frenzy was taking me over. I was losing it, I was sure, lost to the waves of dark, perilous waters that rose higher and higher. I’d been treading them for so long. I knew it was only a matter of time before they finally took me under and I drowned.”

“You make me feel like I can spread my wings. Fly even when I’m fallin’. Like I can tell you anything.”

Catch Me When I Fall is the second book in the Falling Stars series and follows the story of Royce and Emily. From the moment we meet up with Royce and Emily, we just know that their story is going to be something special. You can feel the chemistry just ooze off these two characters and you will be left dying to see how their story will play out….

Royce and Emily captured me from the very first page. I was instantly drawn to them and was dying to see where their story would go. Emily’s band is her entire world, but recently, Emily has lost her groove. She’s withdrawn and can’t write. She’s trying her best to move past the issues that plague her, but she’s quickly finding that moving on is easier said than done. A night with a mysterious stranger might just be what the doctor ordered. Only, Emily will quickly find that the mysterious stranger is none other than record executive Royce, who has been trying to sign Emily’s band. They didn’t know who the other was at the time, but Royce and Emily are about to get their worlds turned upside down…

Catch Me When I Fall was a fantastic read from beginning to end. Royce and Emily’s story intrigued me and kept me glued to the pages. A romance between Royce and Emily was a recipe for disaster, but neither one of them were able to fight the pull. I loved how good Royce was to Emily. He was fiercely protective of her and would walk through fire for her. Yes, Royce and Emily both had some baggage and were broken in their own ways, but that just added to their connection. They were more similar than they thought and they had the kind of connection that was written in the stars and worth fighting for.

Catch Me When I Fall is a wonderful second chance romance. I loved the characters and their story. I fell even harder for the secondary characters and am looking forward for their stories to be told. Catch Me When I Fall had the perfect balance of steam, romance, drama and suspense. I couldn’t help but devour Emily and Royce’s story and I have to say, I loved every single second of it….

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*

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A.L. Jackson is the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance. She writes emotional, sexy, heart-filled stories about boys who usually like to be a little bit bad.

Her bestselling series include THE REGRET SERIES, CLOSER TO YOU, BLEEDING STARS, FIGHT FOR ME, CONFESSIONS OF THE HEART, and FALLING STARS novels. Check out for her latest stand-alone, CATCH ME WHEN I FALL, on Amazon and free with Kindle Unlimited!

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Review: Hot Mess by Emma Hart

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What do you do when the whole world has seen you getting down and dirty in a broom closet?

I, Elle Evans, am on the run.
Not from the fuzz—although that would be more exciting.
No, I’m on the run from the four-year-old private tape that, thanks to my vengeful ex, has probably already ruined my vlogging career.
There’s nothing like the entire world knowing what you look like mid-O.
Creek Keys, Florida, is a million miles away from NYC and the perfect place for me to hide for the rest of summer until I can figure out what I’m going to do.
Something that’s easier said than done since my new landlord’s daughter thinks you’re God’s greatest gift. Even better? Their beach house is right next to the one I’m renting, so there’s no getting away from her—or her hot, British dad.
Who most definitely does not think I’m role model material.
He might be right.
The problem is that neither of us can say no to her.
Or each other.

MY REVIEW

Hot Mess is the latest romantic comedy from author Emma Hart. Hot Mess follows the story of Elle Evans, famous Vlogger, whose life gets turned upside down by a vengeful ex. Because of the mess her ex created, Elle finds herself escaping New York for Creek Keys, FL. It’s just the right place to hide out from the world until she can figure out what to do next. What she didn’t plan on, was meeting Theo.  Theo is less than thrilled about having to help Elle out, but there is just something about her that stops him from turning Elle away. It doesn’t hurt that Elle is Theo’s daughter’s idol, but there’s more to it than that. While Theo is helpful and provides Elle a much needed place to escape, he thinks he’s got her all figured out, but he could’t be further from the truth. The more time Theo spends with Elle, the more he sees that there is more to Elle than meets the eye. Will Elle get her life set straight and return back to New York??? There’s only one way to find out….

Hot Mess was a really cute read. I absolutely adored Elle and thought she handled her scandal pretty well. I mean, it’s not everyday that you find out your ex made a tape of the two of you together and it gets released to the wild. Despite fleeing from New York, Elle handled her situation with grace and did her best to not only set the record straight, but also find the evidence to prove that her ex is truly scum. And poor Theo, when he meets Elle, the last thing he wants to do is help a tourist who is down on their luck. As much as Theo wants to tell her no, he can’t stop himself from helping her out. His daughter Ari was adorable as well. She looked up to Elle and completely idolized her for the videos she made. Ari reminded me a lot of my own preteen daughters who love to watch YouTube and have their own Vloggers that they idolize.

I had a lot of fun getting to know Elle and Theo. I thought they were a lot of fun and even though Theo came off a little brash in the beginning, there was a lot more to him than meets the eye. I loved getting to see Theo and Elle together. Theo’s daughter was a joy to be around. The little old ladies in the story were a total riot–you’re just going to have to read this for yourself to understand what I’m talking about.

Hot Mess was a fun read from beginning to end. You can’t help but fall in love with the characters and their story. Hot Mess was an easy, breezy light read that is sure to leave you laughing and with a huge smile on your face. It is the prefect book to spend your afternoon getting lost in. I hope you’ll check out Hot Mess and that you’ll fall in love with Theo & Elle, as I have.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*

Review: Stone Princess (Tin Gypsy #3) by Devney Perry

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Presley Marks has just become a cliché: the jilted bride. Wearing a white dress, standing in front of her friends and family, she announces that her fiancé—according to his text—has forgotten about the wedding.

Humiliated and angry, she hides from the world in the mundane routine of her life. Working at the Clifton Forge Garage isn’t glamorous, but it’s safe from the spotlight.

At least it was, until Shaw Valance comes to town.

The notorious Hollywood actor is starring in a movie based on the town’s infamous murder. When he’s not on set, Shaw hovers at the garage, watching as they build his custom motorcycle and irritating her with his handsome smile. He was supposed to leave once filming wrapped and go back to his fancy life, not buy the house next door.

But Shaw might regret that purchase once Presley’s ex-fiancé returns, bringing with him a war between old rivals that could burn both their houses down.

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MY REVIEW

“She was a little thing, probably just over one hundred pounds, but damn, she was a force.”

What a great addition to the Tin Gypsy Series!! Stone Princess follows the story of Shaw and Presley. Now, if you’ve been following this series like I have, then you’ve been dying to get your hands on Presley’s story like I have been. And let me tell you, Presley’s story does not disappoint.

When we first dive into Stone Princess, we see that Presley’s world has been turned upside down. On the day of her wedding, Presley’s fiance leaves her at the alter, totally heartbroken. Humiliated by the rumors of her small town, Presley takes every chance to hide from the world. Her job is anything but glamorous, but it’s hers. All is going to plan, until Shaw Valance blows into town. Shaw is a famous Hollywood actor who is staring in a film based on Clifton Forge’s most infamous murder. Presley immediately decides she doesn’t like him and isn’t about to let his smile and smooth talking change her mind. Presley can’t wait for the day that Shaw leaves town, but life has other plans in store for them….

Overall, I thought that Stone Princess was a really good read. It sucks you in from the very first page and before you know it, you’ll find that you’ve devoured the entire book. As I previously stated, I had been dying to get my hands on Presley’s story and I couldn’t have been happier with the outcome. I mean, if anyone deserved a happily ever after, it was Presley. Presley’s life had been anything but picture perfect, and when she thought she finally found her happy, the rug was ripped out from under her. My heart broke for our jilted bride, Presley and I could definitely see how she earned the name Stone Princess. Presley became more protective and guarded with her heart. When Shaw enters the picture, there is just something about him that pulls Presley in. These two couldn’t be more opposite, but they totally made it work. I loved that Shaw wasn’t your typical movie star. Sure he was cocky and a total smooth talker. But, he had a big heart and wasn’t afraid to after what he wanted. Together these two burned up the pages together and kept me begging for more.

Stone Princess is a fantastic story from beginning to end. The characters are amazing and just so easy to connect with. I loved the plot and couldn’t wait to see how it would all come together. This story had steam. It had romance. It had suspense and some surprising twists and turns. All in all, a fabulous read and great addition to this series. I can’t wait to see what adventure this author has in store for us next!

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*

EXCERPT

My realtor would have earned a higher commission if she had mentioned that the woman who lived next door was Presley Marks. “Isn’t this a surprise?”
“Is it?” Presley asked, frowning as I descended my steps and crossed the lawn, meeting her in her driveway. She raised a dark blond eyebrow. “Because it sort of feels like stalking.”
I chuckled. “I swear I had no idea you lived next door.”
But what a bonus. I wouldn’t have to make excuses to stop by the garage to see her. She could tear that insurance waiver to shreds. Presley had to know I didn’t give a damn about that bike they were building for me.
“You bought this house?”
“Yeah.” I reached for the grocery bags she had in her hands. “Here, let me help.”
She twisted away. “I’ve got them.”
“Come on.” I stepped forward and she took a step back. Wait, did she really think I was stalking her? “I’m just trying to help. I mean, I’ll probably start writing down your daily schedule so I can make sure our paths cross at least once a day. But that’s normal, right? For stalkers?”
“Are you being funny?”
My smile flattened. “I guess not.”

Release Blitz with Review: Always Enough by Kelly Elliott

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A stand-alone romance novel in the Meet Me in Montana Series

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The second novel in New York Times bestselling author Kelly Elliott’s Meet Me in Montana series turns up the emotion with a story about finding true love and healing broken hearts.

Grieving the loss of her fiancé two years ago, Kaylee longs for a fresh start. When she follows her best friend from Atlanta to Hamilton, Montana, Kaylee looks forward to the wild terrain and a new town to help her forget the memories and dreams of a life that will never be hers.

After a tragic car accident, Ty Shaw is told he may never walk again. But Ty doesn’t easily accept defeat, and through grit, determination, and more physical therapy than any man should ever endure, he beats the odds. Even though he’ll never ride again, Ty longs to feel alive—the way he did on the Professional Bull Riders circuit.

When Kaylee meets Ty, she finds him just as captivating as the rugged landscape of Montana. When Ty is with Kaylee, he remembers just how good life can be. But can they move beyond broken hearts and dreams to find a second chance with each other?

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MY REVIEW

Always Enough is the second book in the Meet in Montana Series and it follows the story of Ty and Kaylee. 2 years ago, Kaylee lost her fiance and has been looking for a fresh start. So, when Kaylee follows her best friend to Hamilton, she’s hoping to find what she’s been looking for. What she didn’t plan on was Ty. Ty is everything Kaylee could want, but could never have. Ty is haunted by the ghosts of his past and is afraid to think of his future. Kaylee coming into his life, turns everything upside down. Kaylee reminds Ty of better times and just how sweet life can be. Will these two defy the odds and fight their way to a happily ever after?? There’s only one way to find out…..

Always Enough is well written and captivating. The characters will pull you in to their story from the very first page. From the very first interaction, I could feel the tension just oozing off the two of them. Their chemistry was instant and me wanting more. I loved the push & pull and the will they/won’t they moments. Yes, Ty was frustrating as ever. There was so many times I wanted to reach into my kindle and just shake him. Yes, he had his reasons. Yes, he had his own obstacles to overcome, but that didn’t stop him from making me crazy. He wasn’t the only one trying to move on from his past. Kaylee had her own baggage to deal with, and I wanted nothing more than for her to find some peace and happiness. Despite how crazy Ty made me, I did enjoy him being with Kaylee. I think they had a great bond that went deeper than either of them had been prepared for. But, at the end of the day, I just couldn’t get enough of these two together and I was cheering them on right until the very end.

If I had to make one complaint about this story, it would be the drama. While I do feel that some of it was ok, there was a lot of it that didn’t need to be there. I found it distracting and unnecessary. For me, I could have done without it and been totally happy with the story.

Overall, I thought Always Enough was a quick and enjoyable read. The story was sweet and emotional. I appreciated the way the author handled the tough moments and made me fall in love with her characters. Always Enough was swoon-worthy, and sweet. It tugged at my heart and left me with a smile on my face. I had a great time getting to know Ty and Kaylee and loved falling in love with their story.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*

Meet the Author:

Kelly Elliott is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling contemporary romance author. Since finishing her bestselling Wanted series, Kelly continues to spread her wings while remaining true to her roots and giving readers stories rich with hot protective men, strong women and beautiful surroundings.

Her bestselling works include, Wanted, Broken, The Playbook, and Lost Love, to name a few.

Kelly lives in central Texas with her husband, daughter, two pups, four cats, and endless wildlife creatures. When she’s not writing, Kelly enjoys reading and spending time with her family.

To find out more about Kelly and her books, you can find her through her website.

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Release Blitz with Review: Mum’s The Word by Staci Hart

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Mum’s The Word, the third in the Bennet Brothers series from Staci Hart, is LIVE! Grab your copy of this new release today from your favorite online book retailer!

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Falling in love with a Bennet is not an option.

My mother has summoned me home to take my place at Bower Bouquets, and as the heiress, I’m expected to do as I’m told. I’m expected to sit by her side as she does her best to decimate the Bennet family and their flower shop, Longbourne. I’m expected to play by her rules, or she’ll ruin me too.

But the day I crash into Marcus Bennet changes everything. And the kiss seals the deal. If my mother finds out, I’ll lose everything—my family, my life, my security. Worse, she’ll make sure the Bennets pay for my mistakes.

Falling in love with a Bennet is not an option.

But I might not have a choice.

MY REVIEW

“It was a kiss thick with hello and desperate with goodbye. It was a long and languid meeting of two people who would never be, a tasting determined to mark every sensation, to commit to memory. We were a twist, his hands roaming my back, my face, my hair. My hands learned the shape of his jaw, as hard and sure as it appeared. They memorized the feeling of his hair, thick and lush, ruffling under my fingertips. For that brief and fluttering span of time, nothing mattered in the whole world except for his lips and mine.”
Mum’s The Word is the 3rd book in the Bennet Brothers Series, but can be read and enjoyed as a stand-alone novel. Mum’s The Word follows the story of Maise and Marcus. Maise and Marcus meet by chance and the sparks between them are instant. It was like kismet, fate. Their two souls finding their other half. They left their encounter feeling on top of the world…until life threw an unexpected curveball at them. You see, a romance between these two could never be. The Bower’s & Bennet’s are mortal enemies. Maise would love nothing more than to live a life, free of her own choosing. But, when you’re a Bower, there are certain expectations to uphold. Maise had every intention of biding her time, but then Marcus came into her world and turned everything upside down……
 
Mum’s The Word is a fantastic addition to the Bennett Brothers Series. I loved the humorous moments and the forbidden romance quality. Marcus and Maise were two star crossed lovers. Their romance was never meant to be, but the spark that burned between them was impossible to ignore. Despite their families, Marcus and Maise were the perfect match. Two lonely, lost souls, just looking for a piece of happiness. Family meant the world to Marcus, but he had such faith in Maise. Somehow he knew that she wasn’t like her mother and was willing to give their connection a chance. I loved watching these two stumble through the ups and downs life threw at them. The fight between the families and the unexpected betrayal, the undeniable chemistry and steamy moments…All of those moments kept me on my toes and left me begging for more. I absolutely adored Maise and Marcus and couldn’t wait to see how their story would play out.
 
Mum’s The Word is a fabulous read, from beginning to end. If you’re like me, then you’ll want to just devour this book in a single sitting. The characters are fun, easy to relate to and will keep you entertained. Mrs. Bennet is such a wonderful secondary character. She’s so real and honest and owns up to her mistakes. She loves hard and nothing is more important to her than family. I loved catching up with familiar faces and seeing how each of them played a part in Marcus and Maise’s story. Overall, I thought Mum’s The Word was a terrific read. I had a wonderful time getting swept away in Marcus and Maise’s story. It was filled with family, lots of heart and a romance that just makes you feel good and is guaranteed to leave you with a smile on your face!

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*

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Everyone hates parts of their job.

Maybe it’s the paperwork. Maybe it’s the day-to-day grind. Maybe it’s that client who never knows what they want, or the guy who always cooks fish in the microwave.

But not me. I love every corner of the Longbourne Flower Shop, every flower, every petal, every stem. I love the greenhouse, and I love Mrs. Bennet, my boss. I love creating, and I love being a florist. I don’t hate anything at all.

Except for Luke Bennet.

The Bennet brothers have come home to help their mom save the flower shop, and Luke is at the helm. His smile tells a tale of lust, loose and easy. He moves with the grace of a predator, feral and wild. A thing unbridled, without rules or constraint. When he comes home to save Longbourne, I almost can’t be mad at him. Almost.

He doesn’t remember that night I’ll never forget. That kiss, touched with whiskey and fire. It branded me like a red-hot iron. But it meant nothing to him.

Everyone hates part of their job, and I hate Luke Bennet.

Because if I don’t, I’ll fall in love with him.

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They say there’s no such thing as perfect.

But I’ve built my life to perfection—the perfect boyfriend, the perfect apartment, the perfect career planning celebrity weddings. My job—my only job—is to make sure every event is absolutely and completely perfect.

What’s not perfect? Kash Bennet.

And I wish I didn’t find that so appealing.

I could have told you every perfectly imperfect thing about the gardener at Longbourne. Like his hair, lush and black and far too long. Or his nose, the flat bridge of a Greek god, bent a little like it’s been broken. Or his size. Beastly. Roped and corded with muscles, gleaming with sweat and peppered with dirt. There’s no escaping him, not if I’m going to use his family’s flower shop for my events.

But nothing is what it seems. And in the span of a heartbeat, my perfect life is turned inside out. They say the best way to get over somebody is to get under somebody new. When Kash offers his services to the cause, it sounds like the perfect plan.

What’s not part of the plan? Falling in love with the gardener.

But they were right—there’s no such thing as perfect.

And I’m the fool who finds out the hard way.

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Staci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life — a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can’t forget that. She’s also been a mom, with three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She’s been a wife, though she’s certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She’s also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she’s been drinking whiskey. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, sleeping, gaming, or designing graphics.

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Release Blitz with Review: Number Neighbors by Emma Hart

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NUMBER NEIGHBORS, an all-new, side-splittingly hilarious neighbors-to-lovers romcom from New York Times bestselling author, Emma Hart, and we have the fun, flirty new cover! Grab your copy today!

What happens when your number neighbor turns out to be your hot, British, next-door neighbor?

BLURB
Bad Idea #241: Sending a dirty text to your number neighbor.

In my defense, my friends did it too, and their neighbors took it as the joke it was.
Mine didn’t.
He responded with a dirty text of his own. Next thing I know, I have a standing texting date every night at ten-thirty.
Until I have to miss it because the stray kitten who adopted me one week ago is sick. The only person I know who can help me at this time of night is my British next-door neighbor and local vet, Isaac Cooper.
I’ll keep him overnight, he says. Here’s my number to call me in the morning, he says.
The problem?
I know that number.
Because I’ve been texting it every night for the last four days.

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MY REVIEW

Number Neighbors follows the story of Hannah and Isaac. Hannah and Isaac’s story had quite an interesting start. It started off as a fun moment between friends where they would text their number neighbors. But, when Hannah texted her number neighbor, she got a little more than what she bargained for. It was supposed to be one night of naughty texting with a mysterious stranger, but it quickly turned into more. Suddenly, Hannah has a standing sexting date every night. It’s fun and exciting…that is until Hannah accidentally discovers who her number neighbor is….

Number Neighbors was a fun and sexy read. I loved the interactions between Hannah and Isaac. Their sexting was hotter than hot, but their in person chemistry burned even hotter. These two made me laugh and had me hanging on each word and interaction. The supporting cast added to the humor and entertaining moments.

Number Neighbors is a wonderful romantic comedy. It’s fun and entertaining. It’s sexy and has lots of laugh out loud moments. And the best part is there is no drama. It’s just a straight up romantic comedy that will leave you with a smile on your face.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*

About Emma Hart

Emma Hart is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty novels and has been translated into several different languages.
She is a mother, wife, lover of wine, Pink Goddess, and valiant rescuer of wild baby hedgehogs.
Emma prides herself on her realistic, snarky smut, with comebacks that would make a PMS-ing teenage girl proud.
Yes, really. She’s that sarcastic.

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Review: Back to You (Sweetbriar Cove #12) by Melody Grace

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Can you take a second chance at first love? Find out in the irresistible new Sweetbriar Cove romance from New York Times bestselling author, Melody Grace!

Cassie Kinsella can’t help acting on impulse… which is probably why she’s sleeping on her grandpa’s couch in Sweetbriar Cove without a job or steady relationship to her name. She’s determined to turn things around this time: no more wild adventures or reckless mistakes, however tempting they may be. Mistakes like Wes Banner; annoyingly handsome, wildly arrogant  — and the first boy to ever break her heart…

Wes Banner can’t understand why Cassie still gets under his skin. It’s been years since their summer romance went up in flames, and seeing her again should be a breeze. He’s a grown man now: wealthy, successful… and apparently, still undone by a single touch. No matter where he turns, Cassie is right there in front of him: as beautiful and infuriating as ever, making him wonder if his fancy new life is worth anything at all without her in it…

She should know better; he should be stronger than this. But the fire between them is burning hotter than ever, and soon, Wes and Cassie are reliving every last kiss — and plenty more besides. But can they take a second chance on first love? Or will old wounds and stubborn pride stand in the way of their happily-ever-after?

Find out in the new feel-good standalone romance from Melody Grace!

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MY REVIEW

“She looked like she wanted to kiss him and kill him, all in the same breath.”

Back to You follows the story of Wes and Cassie. While their story is the 12th book in the Sweetbriar Cove Series, this book can be read and enjoyed as a stand alone novel.

Cassie is known best for her impulsiveness. So, when she loses her job, she finds herself couch surfing on her grandpa’s couch. Cassie is determined to make her stay in Sweetbriar Cove, a good one. No more recklessness, no more mistakes. That sounds good and all until a blast from the past, makes her want to break all her rules….

Cassie and Wes were a terrific match. I fell in love with their story instantly and couldn’t wait to see if they’d be able to turn things around. You see, these two share a very intimate past. They loved hard and hurt even harder. So, when fate brings these two ex lovers back together, they can’t help but wonder if they should take the chance. I really enjoyed watching these two go through the motions and try to see if there was anything left to salvage. Even after all these years, after all the pain and heartache, these two burned hotter than ever. Wes and Cassie are the couple you can’t help but root for.

Back to You is a terrific addition to the Sweetbriar Cove Series. It has the perfect blend of romance, steam and heartache. There is some drama, but for the most part, it’s on the lighter side. Back to You is the kind of story you can easily read in a single sitting and the characters will have you falling head over heels for them.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*