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Release Blitz with Review: The Bookworm’s Guide to Faking It by Emma Hart

Release Blitz with Review: The Bookworm’s Guide to Faking It by Emma Hart

THE BOOKWORM’S GUIDE TO FAKING IT, an all-new, side-splittingly hilarious second chance romcom from New York Times bestselling author, Emma Hart is LIVE!!!

What I expected on Saturday morning: Books.
What I got on Saturday morning: my ex-best friend and first crush in front of me.

Let it be known that I, Holley Stuart, do not give a single rat’s behind about pro baseball’s star pitcher Sebastian Stone.
I definitely don’t care that he’s standing in my bookstore.
Nor do I care that he seems to have forgotten about the last time we saw each other—senior prom, when he both humiliated me and broke my heart, albeit unknowingly.
Now, he needs a date to his sister’s wedding.
Don’t ask me how I ended up being it, because I have no idea. But that’s the least of my problems.
His grandfather is adamant we’re dating, and Seb isn’t in a hurry to convince him otherwise, so I have no choice but to go along with it.
The problem? The only thing I’ve ever faked is… well, you know.
I’ve definitely never faked my feelings for someone.
And judging by the way I feel whenever Seb looks at me, it doesn’t look like I’m starting now.

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MY REVIEW

“Why are you falling asleep while reading?” “Because ‘one more chapter’ turns into ten more chapters.” “It’s not that hard to stop after one more chapter.” “That’s the difference between you and I, Sebastian. You can stop reading. I cannot, therefore resulting in a severe lack of respect for the thing known as a good night’s sleep.”

The Bookworm’s Guide to Faking It is such a fun and entertaining read. No one and I mean no one can hold a grudge like Holley. You see, many years ago on prom night, Holley had her heart broken by Sebastian. And every time Sebastian tried to explain himself, Holley shut him out. Years later, fate has intervened and has thrown these two ex-best friends back into each other’s lives. And this time, Sebastian doesn’t plan to let Holley go without a fight….

The Bookworm’s Guide to Faking It pulled me into the story instantly. I loved Holley’s wit and I loved the way Sebastian challenged her. The banter between these two ex-besties was off the chart and left me begging for more. Seriously, the chemistry and tension between these two was explosive. I couldn’t wait to see what would happen next and if Holley would finally let Sebastian explain himself.

The Bookworm’s Guide to Faking It was everything that I wanted and needed in a romantic comedy from Emma Hart. The characters were fun, entertaining, and smartly written. Their story was captivating and left you wanting more. There was the perfect blend of humor, sass, and romance. All in all, this was the perfect read to spend your afternoon getting swept up in!

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

Release Blitz with Review: My Brother’s Roommate (Frisky Business #2) by Kendall Ryan

Release Blitz with Review: My Brother’s Roommate (Frisky Business #2) by Kendall Ryan

My Brother’s Roommate

By Kendall Ryan

Release Day: December 1, 2020

There are a few things you should know about my brother’s roommate.

Wolfie Cox is . . . complicated. Terminally sexy, and more importantly, he has an impressive stick lodged so far up his ass, he’s about as emotionally available as a chinchilla. Actually, that might be an insult to the chinchilla community.

So, naturally, I want to ride him like a bicycle.

He thinks I hate him. Mostly because I’ve led him to believe this. It’s easier than admitting the alternative.

And while Wolfie is about as soft and cuddly as a fork, I’m the opposite. A good girl. Reliable. Conscientious. Oh, and completely panicked about an upcoming work conference.

Wolfie’s usually allergic to altruism, so when my brother volun-tells him to help me out by escorting me to said conference where everyone else will have a plus-one . . . I say thanks, but no thanks. Surprisingly, Wolfie is unflinching about this. And that’s the story about how I got stuck in a hotel with my brother’s hot (grouchy) roommate.

Thank you for coming to my TED talk.

In all seriousness, this isn’t a game to me, and hormones aside, I need to impress my boss this week so the promotion I’ve worked hard for doesn’t get handed to his spineless nephew. But with Wolfie and me sharing a hotel bed, things get confusing quickly.

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MY REVIEW

My Brother’s Roommate follows the story of Wolfie and Penelope. Wolfie is complicated with a capital C and when it comes to relationships, he always gets out before someone has a chance to disappoint him. However, there is more to Wolfie than meets the eye. Underneath his serious and complicated exterior is a man who just wants a woman to love and break through his carefully crafted walls. And Penelope may just be the woman for the job. When Penelope needed help with a plus one for a work weekend, she never saw Wolfie coming. Being her brother’s roommate, Wolfie should be 100% off-limits. Who knew that their weekend of fake dating would turn their both of their worlds upside down…

My Brother’s Roommate was a quick, yet enjoyable read for me. It was easy to get swept up in Penelope and Wolfie’s story. I loved how serious, yet sweet Wolfie was. And Penelope, she just had the biggest heart. She was so patient and understanding and certainly wasn’t afraid to go after what she wanted. Together, these two had some explosive chemistry that left me hanging on each and every word.

My Brother’s Roommate wasn’t all sunshine and roses. There definitely were some bumps along the way. Kudos to the author for handling those situations with patience and care. I enjoyed watching Penelope and Wolfie try to navigate and find their way to a happily ever after.

My Brother’s Roommate is filled with humor, sexy good times, serious moments, and is a great read to spend your day getting lost in. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and hope that you’ll enjoy it too!

*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: Power Couple (Nashvegas #1) by Laramie Briscoe

Release Blitz with Review: Power Couple (Nashvegas #1) by Laramie Briscoe

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Title: Power Couple
Series: Nashvegas #1
Author: Laramie Briscoe
Genre: Rockstar Romance
Release Date: November 29, 2020

Everett James Thompson

I’ve been in the spotlight since I was born, thanks to my famous parents. Reaper and Harmony have been the gold standard when it comes to celebrity love stories. It’s hard to be in that shadow, to live up to that precedent.

Which is why I stopped trying when my band, Grey Skies hit the big time.

But when I go to Vegas to support my Mom, in her new residency, I have absolutely no idea I’ll leave Vegas with a new pop-star wife.

Brianna Jenkins

As one of the top pop-stars in the world right now, I don’t have time for anything. Much less love, or even a night out.
When my best friend surprises me with tickets to the sold-out Harmony Stewart show in Vegas on my one off weekend of the month, I’m beyond excited. Especially when we find out our seats are next to her family . Harboring a crush on her oldest son added with a few more drinks than I normally have equals consequences neither one of us bargained for.

The next morning, I wake up no longer Brianna Jenkins, pop star.

I’m Brianna Jenkins, member of the new power couple, about to take the world by storm.

Whether we want to, or not.

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MY REVIEW

Power Couple is the first book in the Nashvegas Series and it follows the story of EJ and Brianna. EJ’s parents are the gold standard, the ultimate couple. It’s because of them, that he is no stranger to the spotlight or living in their shadow. When EJ goes to Vegas to celebrate his parent’s new residency there, the last thing he dreamed was that he’d wind up getting married….Brianna is one of the hottest pop stars around and doesn’t have much time to just sit and enjoy life. And romance is definitely on the back burner. But, when Brianna is surprised with tickets to see her famous band, she’s about to get more than she ever bargained for….

If you’re a fan of the instalove trope, look no further, Power Couple is the book that you’ve been waiting for. This book combines not only my love for instant connections but also oops marriages. And let me tell you, EJ and Brianna rocked it. Their chemistry and connection were off the charts. Where most people would have found themselves panicked over an oops marriage, these two took it in stride and gave it a real go.

Overall, I think this series is off to a really good start. This story had just the right amount of steam, romance, and drama. I’m definitely intrigued and am looking to see where this story is going to go. This story kept me captivated from the moment I picked it up, until the moment I reached the end, and that ending left me dying to know how things will play out!

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

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Laramie Briscoe is the best-selling author of the Heaven Hill Series & the Rockin’ Country Series.

Since self-publishing her first book in May of 2013, Laramie Briscoe has published over 10 books. She’s appeared on the Top 100 Bestselling E-books Lists on iBooks, Amazon Kindle, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble. She’s been called “a very young Maya Banks” (Amazon reviewer) and her books have been accused of being “sexy, family-oriented, romances with heart”.

When she’s not writing alpha males who seriously love their women, she loves spending time with friends, reading, and marathoning shows on her DVR. Married to her high school sweetheart, Laramie lives in Bowling Green, KY with her husband (the Travel Coordinator) and a sometimes crazy cat named Beau.
 
 
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Review: Overdue by Miranda Elaine

Growing up, Griffin Thorne was the most annoying, adorable, and infuriating boy I’d ever met. I told myself I wanted nothing to do with him, but no matter how much I tried to hate him, that crazy boy somehow became my best friend.

As teenagers, we were inseparable. Despite the high school rumors, we never crossed any lines. Friends forever. That was our motto.

Griffin grew up to become a smoking hot firefighter and I got my dream job as the town librarian. Life was perfect. However, when tragedy strikes and we’re forced to move in together, our friendship is put to the biggest test yet.

Do I risk everything for the chance at an epic love? If I follow my heart, I could lose my best friend. But if it works, we could finally get our very own Happily Ever After.

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MY REVIEW

“That’s all I ever wanted to do, take care and protect her like she’s the most precious thing in the world because to me she is.”

“You are my sunrise and my sunset.”

Overdue has to be hands down one of the cutest and sweetest friends to lovers romance that I’ve in a while. Griffin and Leni grew up together and at first couldn’t stand one another. But, as time grew on, the developed one of the greatest friendships. They were each other’s rock, their person, the one they spent the most time with. So, it was only natural that they would both develop deeper feelings for one another, but be afraid of pursuing it.

One of the things I loved about this story was just how genuine and true Griffin and Leni were. There was no beating around the bush, no crazy over the top drama. Just a sweet story of friends that were in love with one another, but too afraid to take the next step. From the moment you meet Leni and Griffin, it’s impossible to not get swept up in their story. Their chemistry just oozes off the pages and those will they/won’t they moments will leave you begging for more. I’m not usually a big fan of the slow burn, but when done right, I can’t get enough of it. And let me tell you, this author got the slow burn right!

Overdue is the kind of book that you will devour in a single sitting and that will leave you with a big smile on your face. This book is like sunshine on a cloudy day. It’s sweet. It’s romantic with the perfect amount of drama to balance things out. It’s got just the right amount of steam and spice and a slow burn that will leave you bursting with anticipation.

Overdue is my first book by Miranda Elaine, and it certainly won’t be my last. I can’t wait to check out more from this author in the future.

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

Blog Tour with Review: The Cabin by Jasinda Wilder

Blog Tour with Review: The Cabin by Jasinda Wilder

One year, 365 days—and then one knock at my door changes everything.

The Cabin, an all-new beautifully written, emotion filled romance from Wall Street Journal bestselling author Jasinda Wilder is available now!

One year ago, I buried my husband. 

One year ago, I held his hand and said goodbye. 

Now I spend most of my days lost somewhere between trying to remember every smallest detail of our lives, and trying to forget it all. I fill my hours with work until I’m too exhausted to remember him, to feel anything at all. 

One year, 365 days—and then one knock at my door changes everything. A letter from him, a last request, a secret will: 

My dearest Nadia,

Trust me, my love. One last time, trust me. Sometimes the epilogue to one story is the beginning of another.

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My Review

The Cabin is a heart-breaking second chance romance that is sure to pull on your heartstrings and leave readers with all the feels.

Nadia and her husband had the greatest love story. They loved one another truly and deeply. Everything was perfect until it wasn’t. When tragedy strikes, Nadia’s world is turned upside down. Fast forward a year, and Nadia is still a shadow of the woman she used to be. She hasn’t learned to move on or grieve, that is until fate intervenes. A knock at the door presents Nadia with one final request from her dead husband….

The Cabin pulled me in from the very first page. I was instantly intrigued and captivated. I knew this story was going to be an emotional one, yet somehow I still wasn’t prepared for it. Nadia’s pain and heartache felt so real, so palpable. I found myself devastated by her husband’s passing, but at the same time, my heart felt so full. He thought of everything, every last detail.

In a way, this story is a bit unconventional. I can’t say too much, but what I will tell you is to trust the story and the journey. While it’s not an easy one, it’s totally worth it.

The Cabin is a story of pain and heartbreak. A story of loss and devotion. A story of finding yourself and learning to love again. When one door closes shut, another one opens. You just have to be willing to open your heart and your mind.

I loved every moment of this story from beginning to end and easily devoured it in a single sitting. Fans of second chance romances, will not want to miss this new story from author Jasinda Wilder.

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Excerpt

1: NDA

  “All right, Mr. Bell. You’re all set here, I think.”

The nurse is that peculiar, unique brand of brusque efficiency and Zen-like kindness you only find in an oncology department. She fiddles with the IV line puncturing my left arm, the off-white, veiny medical tape securing it to my forearm. Her eyes are brown, the exact shade of a chocolate Labrador’s fur. She is warm, and caring, but lurking beneath that veneer of caregiver kindness is the detached iciness of someone whose job it is to watch people die.

“It will take a couple hours for this to drip through, and then we have to monitor you for—”

“I know,” I interrupt. I open the lid of my laptop. “I’ve been through this a few times.”

She smiles. “Of course, Mr. Bell. If you need anything, just press the call button.”

I hesitate a few seconds and then say, “There is something.” Then I glance at the curtain which is not quite pulled shut.

She catches my meaning and brings the two ends of the curtain together, the metal rings rasping with a rattling ring. “What can I do for you, Mr. Bell?”

I reach into my messenger bag, sitting on the floor next to this monstrosity of a chair—a freakish, Frankensteinian thing, not quite a lounger and not quite a clinical, medical device, but something in between. It’s made from a rubbery plastic or vinyl material that squeaks at every slight movement, and is too hard and too upright to be truly comfortable, but when you kick back in it and lift the footrest, it forces you into a near-horizontal recline in an unnatural defiance of gravity.

The chair is distracting, and I hate the chair almost as much as I hate the ward, the IV, and the whole damned morbid circus.

In my bag is a thin manila folder. On the label I’ve written three letters in neat block handwriting, in black Sharpie: NDA. I withdraw a single sheet of paper, on which are two and a half paragraphs, single-spaced. It’s in tight, clear legalese, drawn up by my attorney, printed on formal, intimidating letterhead. I hand it to the nurse whose nametag, clipped to her pale green sleeve, announces her as Tiffany Snell, R.N, O.C.N.

“This is an NDA, a nondisclosure agreement.”

She allows a frown, briefly. “Okay?”

I keep my voice low, not whispering, but pitched for her ears only. “I’m here alone, as I’m sure you’ve noticed.”

“Yes. Which is why your observation period has to be so long.”

“I know.”

I reach into my bag and pull out a pen—it’s a nice pen, hefty, metal, with a satisfying clicker, and on the side is my name: Adrian Bell, and my logo, a coat of arms with my monogram. It’s recognizable to most people, that logo; you see it on the title page of my books, on my website, and expensively animated as a production company logo during the title sequences when you watch movies made from my books. I hand her the pen, tap the NDA with it.

“This says you will not disclose to anyone that I was here at all, let alone why. I’m paying for this with cash, so there’s no insurance paperwork trail.”

She frowns again as she reads. “Why is it a secret, may I ask?”

“I have my reasons,” I say. “Whatever else must be done in the process of this infusion, I would like you to do, including observation and my eventual discharge. All right? This means that just one person has to sign this little item.” I tap the NDA again.

“And if I don’t sign it?” It’s not meant belligerently, just…a simple question.

I smile. “Tiffany—Miss Snell. Do I really need to spell this out? You know who I am. I don’t want this getting out. That’s all. I’m protecting my privacy.”

She breathes out gently—it’s not a sigh, more of a thoughtful breath. “What about your wife? Why isn’t she here?”

It takes all I have to not wince at the question. “I’m going to have to decline to answer that, Miss Snell. Can you please just sign? It just means you don’t tell anyone I was here. If coworkers ask, you simply say you can’t talk about it. Don’t make a big deal about it, just that—I can’t talk about it. That’s all.” I pause, smile again. “Would it help you to know I’m a yearly donor to this facility?”

She rolls a shoulder. “Not really. I’m just a nurse.” Another of those thoughtful out-breaths. “Mr. Bell, I’ll sign your NDA. But I have to register my thoughts with you. Hiding this is not fair.” Her warm brown eyes momentarily reveal the sadness she normally keeps hidden. “I’ve seen your file, obviously. What you’re dealing with, it’s…it’s not…”

“It doesn’t have a stellar survival rate,” I finish. “I know.”

“Hiding it from your wife, Mr. Bell—”

“Adrian.”

“It’s really, really not fair of you, Adrian. You’re not doing her any favors. I obviously don’t know a thing about your marriage, but if she loves you—”

I let out a shaky breath, cut her off. “She does, Tiffany. More than I deserve. More than…More than is, perhaps, healthy.”

“So why—”

“I have my reasons,” I say again. Now I do not smile. I frown in a way that says this conversation has to be over. “It’s not fair of me, I know. Believe me, I know. But it’s not fair that I have this. That I’m here. It’s not fair that I’m paying as much for this treatment as I am. What in your life can you list as unfair, Tiffany? A lot, I’m sure. Fair is a myth. Fair does not exist.”

She gazes at me evenly, steadily and then takes the pen from me. Signs the NDA in a nurse’s hasty scrawl. Dates it. Hands me the pen.

“Keep it.”

She lets a small smile cross her lips. “I’ve read all your books, you know. I enjoy them. They make me feel like I can believe in love again.” She gestures with the pen. “Thank you.”

“If you happen to have a copy with you, I’ll sign it for you.”

She bites a lip. “I do, actually.”

“Bring it when you come to check on me.”

She nods, hooks the pen by the clip at an angle in the V of her scrub top. Smiles at me again, and leaves.

You catch more flies with honey than vinegar, my mother used to tell me.

I enter the passcode on my laptop; there’s Wi-Fi here, so I could check email, but I don’t. In fact, I turn Wi-Fi off, so I won’t be distracted by the siren song of email, pull my wireless earbuds from my bag, and turn on Rostropovich via my phone.

I open my manuscript. Close my eyes, take a deep breath, hold it, and let it out slowly. Repeat four times. Pushing away, mentally, the fog of the chemo, the pinch of the IV, the continual beeping of IV machines indicating a bag is finished, the occasional static PA announcements, the squeak of sensible sneakers, and the murmur of quiet conversations.

Push it all away. Find my flow.

It’s there, under the surface. It’s always there; it’s always been there. Like Louis L’Amour said, I could sit in the middle of Sunset Boulevard with a typewriter on my knees, and once I’m in the flow, I wouldn’t notice a thing but the words on the page.

With this story I’m working on now, though, it’s harder, and it takes more effort to sink down into it, more mental gymnastics to get into the flow. I need to find the right balance, tap into the necessary emotions, while still remaining the objective storyteller.

This one is personal. More than all the other books I’ve written over my career, this one…this one requires more of me.

And I have to get it right.

I’m writing it for an audience of one. Well, two. But really, just one. Her.

My love. My Nadia.

Meet Jasinda

NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, WALL STREET JOURNAL and international bestselling author Jasinda Wilder is a Michigan native with a penchant for titillating tales about sexy men and strong women. Her bestselling titles include ALPHA, STRIPPED, WOUNDED, and the #1 Amazon and international bestseller FALLING INTO YOU. You can find her on her farm in Northern Michigan with her husband, author Jack Wilder, her six children and menagerie of animals.

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Release Blitz with Review: The Bribe (Calamity Montana #1) by Willa Nash

The Bribe by Willa Nash is now live!

 

Duke Evans didn’t expect to interrupt a beautiful woman in a staring contest with a bison on his favorite hiking trail. He also didn’t expect to see her again after rescuing her from the surly beast. As the sheriff in Calamity, Montana, he’s had his fair share of surprises but none as pleasant as pulling over a shiny black car and finding his mysterious hiking companion behind the wheel.

Only, she lied to Duke. She gave him a name as fake as her hair color. According to her driver’s license, her real name is Lucy Ross, the famous country music singer whose sudden disappearance has been a hot topic in the media over the past two weeks.

He’s not sure why Lucy lied about her identity or why she’s in Calamity. And she’s not talking. Instead, she offers him a bribe to keep her secret.

But Duke doesn’t want her money. He wants to know why this woman is on the run. And as long as the star shines on his badge, he’s going to find out

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MY REVIEW

The Bribe is the debut novel from author Willa Nash and it follows the story of Duke and Lucy.

When we first meet up with Lucy, she’s on the run from Tennessee. Lucy goes to Calamity, Montana with the hopes of laying low and putting her past behind her. What she didn’t plan on was the handsome sheriff named Duke. Duke knows there is more to Lucy than meets the eyes and wants nothing more than to figure out what her story is. The more time Duke and Lucy spend together, the hotter their chemistry burns. Will Duke and Lucy take a chance on love? Will Lucy’s past catch up to her before it’s too late? There’s only one way to find out….

The Bribe is a fantastic small-town romance read. It hits the ground running and holds a steady pace the entire time. From the moment I met Duke and Lucy, I couldn’t wait to find out more. Duke is the absolute sweetest guy who isn’t a stranger to small-town living. He knows how quickly gossip can spread and he takes his job seriously. He’s completely intrigued by Lucy and can’t fight the pull he feels towards her. He’ll do whatever it takes to keep Lucy safe…..Back home in Tennesse, Lucy is a famous singer. But, when tragedy strikes, Lucy finds herself on the run in search of a fresh start and hopefully some peace. There is so much more to Lucy than meets the eye and she makes for a strong female lead. She wasn’t looking for love when she came to Montana, but it appears fate had other plans for her.

The Bribe is an exciting small-town romance with the perfect blend of steam and mystery. The mystery surrounding this story kept me on my toes and left me dying to know more. I loved the romance and chemistry between Duke and Lucy. And the secondary characters added so much to the overall storyline.

I am completely invested in this series and can not wait to discover more of Calamity, Montana!

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

Meet Willa

Willa Nash is USA Today Bestselling Author Devney Perry’s alter ego, writing contemporary romance stories for Kindle Unlimited. Lover of Swedish Fish, hater of laundry, she lives in Washington State with her husband and two sons. She was born and raised in Montana and has a passion for writing books in the state she calls home.

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Review: Good Enough (Meet Me in Montana #3) by Kelly Elliott

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The third novel in New York Times bestselling author Kelly Elliott’s Meet Me in Montana series shows how family and true love can heal a broken past.

After her mother died in a car accident when she was only five, and her father was determined not to show any emotions toward his only daughter, Timberlynn longs for a normal family. What she hadn’t planned on was finding that family in Hamilton, Montana—thousands of miles away from everything she’s ever known in Atlanta, Georgia. She certainly didn’t plan on falling for Tanner Shaw. A handsome, charming, cowboy who swept her off her feet the moment he looked at her with eyes the color of the Montana sky.

Tanner Shaw was lost and confused…living a life without purpose, traveling between one city to the next. With a longing desire for something he could not quite pinpoint, he heads back to his hometown in Montana to spend Christmas with his family and clear his clouded head. One look at Timberlynn standing in his family’s kitchen, and his entire world is turned upside down. Or was it?

For once in his life, Tanner knew exactly what he wanted and was determined to prove to the only woman he had ever loved that what they shared was worth the risk. But winning Timberlynn Holden’s heart wasn’t going to be as easy as he thought. Can Tanner finally rope in the woman he loves, or will he be unable to help her mend her broken heart?

Good Enough is a stand-alone novel in the Meet Me in Montana series.

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MY REVIEW

“Everything inside me screamed that this woman was the missing piece of my soul. That she was the one thing I had been longing for, and that I would gladly walk away from everything and anything simply to share the same air as her.”

“Doll, let me tell you something about the Shaw men. When they fall, they fall hard and they fall fast. And trust me when I say that the one who just walked out of here has fallen so freaking hard for you, that I think he might have gotten the breath knocked out of him. You didn’t mess anything up. He’ll come back around.”

Good Enough is the third book in the Meet Me in Montana Series and follows the story of Timberlynn and Tanner. This story starts off with one heck of a bang. Timberlynn has been living the life that was mapped out for her, but feels like something is missing. An ache has been in her heart ever since she returned from Montana for her cousin’s wedding. As fate would have it, Timberlynn is about to embark on a life-changing journey. Montana might have all of the answers she’s been looking for, including a potential romance…..

Good Enough had me hooked from the very first page. Timberlynn’s story is heartbreaking and is filled with lots of pain and rejection. No matter what she does in her life, she never feels like it’s good enough. She’s trying to live up to the dream that was put before her, but for once, Timberlynn has to do something for herself. Going to Montana might be just what she was looking for; a fresh start and a chance to live her dreams. What she didn’t plan on was Tanner. Tanner was the whole package and completely dangerous to her heart. If you believe the rumors, then you’d believe that Tanner is nothing but a playboy. However, there is more to this cowboy than meets the eyes. Tanner loves his job, but loves his family more. His heart yearns for a life in Montana and meeting Timberlynn knocks his world off its axis. For the first time in his life, Tanner sees his future so clearly and what he wants is Timberlynn….

The road to happily ever after for Tanner and Timberlynn wasn’t an easy one. Timberlynn’s past has shaped her and made her afraid to fall in love. But, if anyone can make Timberlynn take a chance, it’s Tanner. Tanner is a man who knows what he wants and isn’t afraid to go after it. He’s patient and has a huge heart. He puts the swoon in swoon-worthy. Together, these two could be a force to reckon with, they just have to be willing to take a chance and put their hearts on the line.

Once again, author Kelly Elliott has given us a romance that just steals your heart. I have fallen head over heels for the Shaw family and just love how devoted each and every one are to one another. Good Enough is filled with romance and steam and a little drama to boot. It’s filled with heartache and taking chances. Tanner and Timberlynn stole my heart and in the end, their story left me with a smile on my face. Good Enough was everything I was hoping it would be and I loved getting swept up in Timberlynn and Tanner’s story!

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

Review: The Bookworm’s Guide to Dating (The Bookworm’s Guide #1) by Emma Hart

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What I wanted for my birthday: Books.

What I got for my birthday: my brother’s best friend playing matchmaker.

Let it be known that I, Kinsley Lane, am one hundred percent against being set up with somebody.

And I’m one thousand percent sure that Josh Carter is not the man to find me a boyfriend.

I mean, if I’m so great, why isn’t he the one dating me? (For the record, I don’t know the answer. That’s just what the guy on the internet asked.)

Still, I’ll humor him. If I go on his little dates, he’ll teach my bookish, introverted self how not to be totally, completely, utterly, unforgivably awkward on every single one of them.

And all I have to do is fall in love with one of the lovely gentlemen he’s serving up for me on a silver platter—all of whom fit my very specific guidelines.

Simple, right?

It would be.

If only I could stop falling for Josh.

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The Bookworm’s Guide to Dating follows the story of Kinsley and Josh. Kinsely is the ultimate bookworm. She’s addicted to the written word and wants nothing more for her birthday than books. However, Kinsley got more than she bargained for. The last thing she wanted was for her brother’s best friend to try and set her up. In spite of everything, Kinsley finds herself going along with Josh’s plan. Seems simple enough. Too bad Kinsley ended up falling for Josh instead….

Overall, I thought that this was a really cute book. Kinsley could be my soul sister. She’s an introvert who is completely addicted to books. However, when it comes to real-life romance, she’s a complete wreck. So, when Josh offers to help Kinsely find Mr. Right, she can’t help but jump at the offer. Unbeknownst to Kinsley, Josh has had a crush on her for the longest time and never acted on it because Kinsley’s brother is his best friend. The last thing he really wants to do is set Kinsley up with another man, but maybe, just maybe this might be what Josh needs to finally get over the woman he can’t have.

The Bookworm’s Guide to Dating is a fun and entertaining read. The characters are real and easy to connect with. Josh and Kinsley’s romance is the ultimate slow burn that will leave you begging for more. Their story has the perfect balance of romance, drama, humor, and sexy good times.

When it comes to romantic comedies, Emma Hart never disappoints. This story is filled with her signature heart and humor. Josh and Kinsley’s story stole my heart and I had the best time getting lost in their story.

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

Review: All Scot and Bothered (Devil You Know #2) by Kerrigan Byrne

They are a dangerous duke, a fierce lord, and an infamous earl—dark, bold, brave men who know exactly what they want. And there is only one woman who can bring them to their knees…

He is first and foremost—at everything. A man who’s made his own way in the world through ruthless cunning and sheer force of will. A strong and imposing Scot who can turn on the charm but does not suffer fools. His title: Lord Chief Justice of the High Court. His name: Cassius Gerard Ramsay. His mission: To investigate the goings-on at London’s most notorious gaming hell, owned and operated by one of the most intriguing and desirable women he’s ever met.

IN THIS GAME OF LOVE, THE RULES DO NOT APPLY

Cecelia Teague was an orphan facing a rather dire future—until a secret benefactor from her mother’s scandalous past swept into her life. Sent to prestigious boarding school and later to university, Cecelia believed high society was at her fingertips…Then, from out of nowhere, she became the inheritor of a gambling establishment. Now Cecelia must live two lives: one as a proper lady who finds herself undeniably drawn to Lord Ramsay and the other as a savvy gaming hell owner trying to save her business from the very same man. He has no idea she is both women…and Cecelia would like to keep it that way. But what happens when consuming passion and escalating danger threaten to reveal the truth?

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All Scot and Bothered is the second book in the Devil You Know Series and it follows the story of Cecilia and Ramsay. Ramsay is known for his ruthless cunning. He can turn on the charm at a moment’s notice and likes to be number one in all things. As the Chief Justice of the High Court, he never expected that his next mission would turn his world upside down….Cecilia’s life has been anything but easy. Her future looked dire until a secret benefactor came into the picture. Suddenly Cecilia finds herself in a life she never expected. She’s is forced to live two lives: one as a proper, respectable lady, and the other as the owner of a gaming establishment. She’s intrigued by Lord Ramsay but doesn’t know how long she keeps up with her two lives. Only time will tell what will happen when truths and secrets are revealed…

Overall, I thought this was an enjoyable read. I will be the first to admit that it did take me some time to get into the plot, but once I did, I was hooked. The plot of this story is complex and has a lot of moving pieces. I really enjoyed Cecilia and Ramsay together. They were total opposites and rocked the perfect enemies to lovers’ vibe. They kept me intrigued and coming back for more. I wasn’t sure if I was going to love Ramsay, but what can I say, I have a thing for the “anti” hero of the story.

All Scot and Bothered thrilled me and intrigued me. This story was everything I was looking for and had just the right amount of danger and romance with some delicious angst and twists that I didn’t see coming. The only complaint I have about this story is that I found the ending somewhat lacking. It felt a bit abrupt and wishing that we were given just a little more.

When it’s all said and done, All Scot and Bothered was a terrific read to spend my evening getting swept up in. I easily finished this book in a single sitting and I look forward to seeing what adventure lies ahead for us readers in the next book!

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book via the publisher & NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review*

Review: Desiring the Dancer (The Risqué Series #1) by Lilly Avalon

Carlie Coleman is not looking forward to her stepsister’s bachelorette party.

It was supposed to be a simple affair with a small group of Valerie’s closest friends at their parents’ beach house. Instead, the guests have tripled, there’s a fancy caterer, and at some point there will be strippers.

It’s going to be a disaster… until she meets the cute waiter.

Aiden Carter is sweet and she’s smitten. They can’t stop staring at each other from across the room. Their mutual attraction is undeniable. Before the night is over, she discovers something else.

The cute waiter is also the entertainment.

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If you’re looking for a short, hot, and sexy read, then look no further, Desiring The Dancer is just the read you’ve been waiting for.

Desiring The Dancer might be a super quick read, but don’t let that fool you. This book hits all the marks and even has time for a little drama. Desiring The Dancer follows the story of Carlie and Aiden. Carlie is at her stepsister’s bachelorette party and hits it off with one of the waiters. Their chemistry and connection is instant, and boy is Carlie in for a surprise when she finds out that Aiden is the entertainment for the night. Carlie and Aiden may not have met in the most conventional way, but fate has a funny way of throwing people together…

Desiring The Dancer is a fast-paced novella. I enjoyed Carlie and Aiden together. I thought the two of them had great chemistry and I loved the little bit of drama that was added to their story. While their story truly was a quick one, I think it satisfied all the marks and delivered a sexy, yet quick read. All in all, this was a quick and easy read, one you can definitely finish in about an hour or so, and I had a fun time getting swept up in this little novella.

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