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Release Blitz with Review: Shelter by Kristen Proby

Release Blitz with Review: Shelter by Kristen Proby

Shelter by Kristen Proby is now live! 

A small town, close proximity romance from New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Kristen Proby.

Remi Carter has survived her fifteen minutes of fame and is putting LA in her rearview mirror. As a former reality show contestant, she’s trading staged expeditions and faked wilderness tours for real adventures. Only one fluke storm in Glacier National Park has her stranded with a handsome man, and adventure takes on a whole new meaning.

Seth King is as rugged and sexy as he is annoyed to be trapped with Remi. Probably because she ghosted him at the local bar not three days ago. But she’s got her reasons for ditching him, and twenty-four hours in an abandoned Montana cabin with the wildlife biologist isn’t nearly enough time to explain.

As tempting as he is by firelight, she’s been burned too many times.

Except one day together and suddenly her travel van doesn’t hold as much appeal. The open road feels lonely. Remi’s about to learn that shelter is more than a safe place to weather a storm.

Shelter might just be the man himself. If he can give her a reason to stay.

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MY REVIEW

Remi had her fifteen minutes of fame and now wants nothing more than to put LA and her fame behind her. Traveling the country in her van, she’s ready for some real adventure and Montana just might have all the answers she’s been looking for…..

When we first meet up with Remi, she’s on a quest for adventure, but quickly finds that she’s anything but prepared. A fluke snowstorm will leave her stranded with an unexpected stranger who ends up turning her world upside down. Seth and Remi were a hit from the very start. Their chemistry was palpable and the more time I spent with them, the more I was hooked on their story. Remi and Seth were so alike. Both of them had tough times growing up and had pasts they’d prefer to leave behind.

I adored the small-town feel of this story and how everyone only wanted the best for Seth and Remi. I adored Seth’s family and their bond. They only wanted what was best for him and I loved how close he was to them. I especially loved the interactions between Remi and Seth’s family, how they all set out to meet her and “check out” the woman who captured Seth’s interest.

Shelter is a must-read, heartwarming, small-town romance. While this is the second book in the Heroes of Big Sky Series, it can be read and enjoyed as a standalone novel. Shelter is a quick read that you can’t help but devour in a single sitting. This book is pretty low on drama and is a terrific story to spend your day getting swept up in.

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

Meet Kristen


Kristen Proby has published more than forty titles, many of which have hit the USA Today, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers lists. She continues to self publish, best known for her With Me In Seattle and Boudreaux series, and is also proud to work with William Morrow, a division of HarperCollins, with the Fusion and Romancing Manhattan Series.


Kristen and her husband, John, make their home in her hometown of Whitefish, Montana with their two cats.

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Blog Tour with Review: Dangerous Temptation by Giana Darling

Blog Tour with Review: Dangerous Temptation by Giana Darling

Dangerous Temptation by Giana Darling is now live!

He arrives all dressed in black. Diamond cufflinks. A watch on his tanned wrist that cost more than we would ever see in a lifetime of work. He carries a single red rose for my mother.

Months later, Tiernan Morelli lays red roses on my mother’s grave. That same day, he tells me that he is my new guardian.

I should have known from the very start that he had more in common with the thorns than the rose. Now I know the truth: I’m a pawn in his dangerous game of revenge. I was too young and naive. Now it’s too late to save myself from his clutches.

Now I belong to him.

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MY REVIEW

“So this is what it’s like to lose control. This is what those poets and artists paint with words and oils. Madness brought on by the acute ache of longing.”

Dangerous Temptation picks up right where the novella Bad Dream left off. It totally hits the ground running and let me tell you, this book definitely lives up to its title. Dangerous Temptation is absolutely delicious and was everything I was hoping it would be. This book is dangerous. It’s exciting. It is sexy. It keeps you on your toes and has you wondering what everyone’s agenda is.

The moment Bianca Belcante and Tiernan Morelli lives become intertwined, their lives are forever changed. If you’re a fan of the Midnight Dynasty Series, you’re going to want to get your greedy hands on this book asap!

There’s so much I want to say about this book, but I’m not going to spoil it for you. What I can say is that this book is one that you can’t put down. It’s consuming in the best way possible. There’s more to this story than meets the eye and I can not wait to see where this story is going to take us next.

If you’re a fan of Giana Darling, you’re not going to want to miss this book….

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

Meet Giana

Giana Darling is a USA Today and Top 40 Amazon best selling Canadian romance writer who specializes in the taboo and angsty side of love and romance. She currently lives in beautiful British Columbia where she spends time riding on the back of her man’s bike, baking pies, and reading snuggled up with her cat, Persephone, and Golden Retriever puppy, Romeo. She’s a lifetime athlete, playing and coaching basketball, soccer, field hockey, and softball, so she comes by her competitive spirit naturally. A born reader and self-proclaimed geek, she is enamored with mythology, history and all kinds of literature. Before becoming a romance novelist, she was a food journalist, a food blogger, a coach, a French tutor and the owner of a pie company. For the last few years she has been living all over Europe, mostly in her second home France, but she’s finally settled with the Love of Her Life in her hometown on an island off of Vancouver.

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Release Blitz with Review: For Love Or Honey by Staci Hart

Release Blitz with Review: For Love Or Honey by Staci Hart

For Love or Honey by Staci Hart is a brand new enemies to lovers rom-com, available NOW! This new release is the perfect weekend binge. Grab your copy from your favorite online retailer!

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“Leave me with this book, the characters and the bees and I’ll be one happy reader – probably forever.” – The Chatty Romance Reader

When the devil comes to town, you have to meet him head on.

Which is exactly what I did when Grant Stone rolled into our small Texas town, driving a sports car I could fit in the bed of my truck, wearing a suit as black as his soul. He’s here to acquire mineral rights to half a dozen farms in town.

And there’s no way he’s getting mine.

I don’t make deals with the devil.

So when he challenges me to show him the small town ropes, my motivation is the prospect of seeing him make a fool of himself. He might have an angle, but if he thinks he can finagle me into endangering my bee farm, he’s got another thing coming.

Until the line in the sand is washed away.

My farm in danger. A town in upheaval. A man who will stop at nothing to get what he wants.

And me in the middle.

When the devil comes to town, you have to meet him head on.

And when he sneaks into your heart, he’ll only break it.

MY REVIEW

For Love Or Honey is the latest sweet and sexy romance from author Staci Hart.

For Love Or Honey follows the story of Jo and Grant. When Grant rolls into town, he’s perceived as the devil. His mission to acquire the mineral rights to half a dozen farms in the small Texas town Jo resides in. But, if he thinks he’s going to get the rights to her land, he’s got another thing coming. A challenge has been made and all is going to plan until the line in the sand has been washed away….

Overall, I thought this book was a quick and enjoyable read. Jo and Grant are a riot right after the bat. When Jo loves, she loves big and hard. She’s loyal to her family and will protect them at all costs. So, when Grant enters the picture, she gives him a real run for his money. With her snarky banter and Grant’s sarcastic whit, these two were a ton of fun to watch together. Despite both of these characters being incredibly stubborn, I think they balanced each other out really well. I loved the tension and chemistry that built between them. The road to happily ever after wasn’t an easy one for these two characters. They had quite a few obstacles and issues to work out along the way. I lived for the sweet and swoony moments and couldn’t help but root for these two characters.

For Love Or Honey is a fantastic small-town romance. I loved the enemies to lovers vibe to Jo and Grant’s romance and devoured their story in just a single sitting. In the end, this story delivered a sweet and heartwarming romance that left this reader with a big smile on her face.

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

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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Review: The Rebound by Kendall Ryan

Review: The Rebound by Kendall Ryan

Title: The Rebound

Series: Looking to Score

By Kendall Ryan

Release Day: September 14, 2021

A smokin’ hot new standalone romance from New York Times bestseller, Kendall Ryan.

My coach hates me, and our team captain now watches my every move, so that’s super fun.

Which is why I’m trying something new—being a good guy. It might not be what I’m known for, but I’ll try anything once.

The part of this that’s not an act? Helping out my new neighbor Kinley. She’s beautiful, funny and newly single. (Score!)

There’s just one problem. She’s also the team captain’s sister.

There are rules about this kind of thing. But rules were made to be broken.

Contents include: A dreamy AF hero, a bad boy trying to be good, a good girl who likes him naughty, oh, and a bun in the oven.

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MY REVIEW

A reformed bad boy with a heart of gold?! Sign me up please!!

The Rebound was just the book I was looking to spend my morning curled up with. The characters were fun and engaging. From the moment I met Saint and Kinley, I was hooked. Saint is the quintessential bad boy. The media loves him and can’t get enough of his antics. But, his team has had enough and is left with no choice but to suspend him. Now, his every move is watched and laying low is his only option. What he didn’t plan on was his new neighbor, Kinley. Kinley makes Saint forget the man he was and now his only mission is to be a man Kinley would be proud of.

I have to say, it was a lot of fun watching Kinley and Saint together. I loved seeing how much Saint’s character grew and how the right woman made him want to be a better man. The road to happily ever after wasn’t an easy one for these two by any means. Saint had quite the reputation that left Kinley wondering which Saint is the real one and it definitely didn’t help that her brother hated Saint’s guts! But, no matter what life threw at these two, they never gave up and I had the best time watching their story play out.

If I had to make one critique about this book, it would be the back and forth between Saint and Kinley as far as their relationship was concerned. While I felt it was important to see Kinley’s struggles with Saint’s past, I felt like she didn’t really give him a chance to explain himself or prove that he was a changed man. Otherwise, I think The Rebound is a solid reformed bad boy romance and an overall enjoyable read.

If you enjoy sweet and sexy romances with a reformed bad boy, you won’t want to miss The Rebound by Kendall Ryan!

*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 millions of books and they 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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Review: True Love Cowboy by Jennifer Ryan

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Review: True Love Cowboy by Jennifer Ryan

Cowboys live by their word, their wits, and their loyalty.

Jon Crawford has returned to Montana, determined to take over his father’s ranch and raise his daughter in Big Sky Country, leaving the big-city life behind once and for all. He doesn’t have time to fall in love, but he doesn’t count on stubborn but beautiful Trinity McGrath, who arouses his protective instincts even as she tries to push him away.

Life hasn’t always been easy for Trinity, but now she has everything she needs—her family, friends, and a safe and secure life. With a business to build, Trinity doesn’t have time for romance…until Jon comes barging into her life and all her intentions are turned upside down!

Still, an attraction like theirs is too powerful to deny, and sometimes true love comes along when you least expect it. But when someone from Jon’s past comes back with a vengeance, Trinity and Jon will have to do everything they can to save themselves and their new love…

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MY REVIEW

Cowboys live by their word, their wits, and their loyalty. Truer words have never been spoken.

When Jon Crawford returns to Montana, he’s determined to leave big city life behind him and raise his daughter in the town he grew up in. What he doesn’t have time for is falling in love. But, when he meets Trinity, all bets are off. The attraction between the two of them burns hotter than ever and even though the timing is wrong, it’s impossible to deny…

True Love Cowboy pulled me instantly. I liked the connection between Trinity and Jon. They seemed like two truly genuine characters that I couldn’t wait to learn more about. Sometimes I think the best romances are those when neither person is looking for love and love finds them anyways. The road to happily ever after wasn’t an easy one for these two. Jon had a lot of drama in his life that just wouldn’t leave him alone. It made me absolutely crazy sometimes, and I couldn’t help wanting to yell at the characters and shake them in frustration.

Overall, I thought this book was an enjoyable read. I really liked the characters and their story. There was no shortage of romance or drama. If I had to make one complaint, it would be a small one about the epilogue. There is nothing I love more than a glimpse into the future of my favorite characters, and I would have loved it if we could have gotten more than just a few sentences. Other than that I had a lot of fun getting lost in this story. I have been wanting to check out this author for quite some time and am so happy I finally picked up one of her books. This might have been my first book by this author, but it most certainly won’t be my last…

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

Review: Dawn Unearthed by Carrie Ann Ryan

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Title: Dawn Unearthed

Series: Ravenwood Coven #1

Author: Carrie Ann Ryan

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Release Date: August 17, 2021

Releasing August 19 in Kindle Unlimited

NYT Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan begins a new witchy paranormal series where a magical town keeps its secrets, but those in it must find a way to keep themselves safe.

The moment Sage Reed makes her way to Ravenwood, she knows the small town lives up to its mystical lore—even if she doesn’t believe that she’s a witch. After losing her husband, she’s ready for change, and her aunt’s bookstore affords the perfect opportunity.

Rome Baker has secrets of his own—even some that he’s kept from the town he calls home. But when a striking and intriguing stranger saves his life the moment she steps into his path, his inner bear knows that she’s the one for him. However, with the town under fire, he worries he might run out of time before he can show her what they can have together.

A new enemy is on the horizon, one who hides in the shadows, whose history is steeped in lies. And if Sage and Rome aren’t careful, Sage’s new powers won’t be the only thing that spirals into flame.

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MY REVIEW

Dawn Unearthed is my first paranormal romance from author Carrie Ann Ryan and is the first book in the Ravenwood Coven Series.

Ravenwood is a town filled with magic, mystery, and secrets. Sage thinks she’s going to Ravenwood for a fresh start and to move on from the loss of her husband. But, fate has other plans for Sage. An unexpected meeting with Rome will turn her life upside down and lead her down the most unexpected path. Suddenly everything she thinks she knows is being thrown out of the window. As secrets are revealed, a new threat is on the horizon that threatens to destroy everything…..

Dawn Unearthed kicks off the Ravenwood Coven Series and hits the ground running. I was hooked instantly and could not wait to see what this story had in store for me. One of the things I really enjoyed was how unique this story was I mean it has different kinds of shifters, witches, fae, and other paranormal entities. I loved how all of the paranormal elements came together and just how intertwined they were.

Rome and Sage had amazing chemistry right off the bat. I loved how patient and understanding Rome was. He knew that Sage was his destiny, but didn’t want to burden her or force her into anything. And Sage, well, here world was turned upside down and she just kind of went with the flow. She was so open to this world that she never knew existed and wasn’t afraid of who Rome was or what he was destined to be with her. Together, these two are an undeniable force. They left me on the edge of my seat and I couldn’t wait to see how their story was going to play out.

Dawn Unearthed was an intriguing read from beginning to end. I loved the magic. I loved the paranormal creatures. I loved the romance and the moments that left me breathless. This book had its fair share of twists and turns and surprising moments, and I enjoyed every second of it. And while this story may wrap up Sage and Rome’s story for now, I’m looking forward to seeing what lies ahead for us readers in the next book…

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

COMING SOON IN THE SERIES


#2 Dusk Unveiled – Releasing January 13 in Kindle Unlimited

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Carrie Ann Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary, paranormal, and young adult romance. Her works include the Montgomery Ink, Redwood Pack, Fractured Connections, and Elements of Five series, which have sold over 3.0 million books worldwide. She started writing while in graduate school for her advanced degree in chemistry and hasn’t stopped since. Carrie Ann has written over seventy-five novels and novellas with more in the works. When she’s not losing herself in her emotional and action-packed worlds, she’s reading as much as she can while wrangling her clowder of cats who have more followers than she does. 

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Review: The Introvert’s Guide to Blind Dating by Emma Hart

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Blind dating: the act in which you date a stranger and hope it’s not the kid you once babysat. And try not to freak out when it’s your one-night stand from two weeks ago.

As the last woman standing, I, Piper Carter, am officially a loner.

Apparently, that means it’s time for me to get out there and find myself a man. My protestations that I have no time for it falls on deaf ears and the next thing I know, I’m on a blind date with someone my best friends assure me will be perfect for me.

Maverick Donovan, the guy I, uh, know very, very well…

After one conversation that makes my disdain for this setup very clear, the superstar playboy author asks me for only one thing: my help with his research for his next novel.

Turns out, the heroine in his next hot romance is the owner of a bakery, but all his ill-fated efforts are baking is the batteries in his fire alarm.

I agree. I’ll create some recipes for his leading lady, and he’ll credit me and my store, giving me the recognition I need to help me on my way to franchising.

If only we didn’t have to spend almost every free waking moment together to make it happen.

I don’t want to give my heart to the guy with a trail of broken ones behind him, but there’s a fundamental problem with that plan.

I’m pretty sure I’m doing just that…

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MY REVIEW

As the last woman standing, Piper can’t help but feel like a loner. Despite having no time or real interest in dating, Piper’s happily paired and good intentioned friends, can’t help but set her up on a blind date. Unfortunately, Piper knows her blind date, Maverick Donovan all too well and after a single conversation with him, it’s quite clear that the only thing he wants from Piper is help researching his next novel.

Overall, I thought this book was a really cute read. I loved Piper and her independence. She’s thrilled that her friends are happy and have found love, but that just isn’t a priority of hers right now. As for Maverick, I thought he was a really interesting character. I mean, a man who writes romance! Please tell me more. Together, these two made for a most interesting pairing. I enjoyed their banter and the push and pull between them. I enjoyed their chemistry and was excited to see where their story would go.

This wouldn’t be an Emma Hart novel without her signature humor and wit. And let me tell you, this book delivered on those fronts. The Introvert’s Guide to Blind Dating is smartly written and entertaining. It’s filled with heart and well meaning friends and family. And of course, it’s got just the right mix of romance and a dash of drama. In the end, this is a book that you can easily finish in a single sitting and it will leave you with a huge smile on your face.

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Review: Break Your Fall by Malynda Schlegel

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Review: Break Your Fall by Malynda Schlegel

Basketball.
Reyna Stokes.
The two loves of my life, and I’m losing both.

The first—the sport I’ve dedicated most of my life to—has been slipping from my head and my heart since spring.

Setting foot on a college court, playing college ball, has been my dream since I was a kid. It’s bad enough that my dream is dying, but I literally can’t afford to not play ball. If I don’t play, I’m out. Everything I’ve worked for is gone. I keep telling myself it’s just a funk, because if I lose this for good? My future is done.

The second—the girl of my dreams—I’ve never really had.

I’ve loved Reyna for as long as I can remember, but I’ve been firmly planted in the friend zone. Julian’s the guy who got the girl. In the case of our friend group, he got both girls.

He hurt me by hooking up with Reyna, but he deceived Reyna by trying to love her when he knew he couldn’t, then let her go to be with the girl he could.

Julian and Camille broke her and left me to pick up the pieces.

As much as I’ve tried to play referee, friendships have been shattered. Sides have been taken. Lines have been drawn. And I’m now all Reyna has. She needs a friend. A line made deeper by the loss of two. A line that’s going to be harder for me to cross. But I’d be a fool not to try. A complete moron not to show her that I’m the guy for her. That I’ve always been the guy for her.

It’s our last summer together, and I have but a short time to turn everything around before I leave Bellsby behind for good.

First? Salvage friendships.
Second? Reignite my love for basketball.
And third – the biggest one of all? Get the girl.

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MY REVIEW

Break Your Fall is the second book in the Bellsby Beach series and follows the story of Reyna and Tommy. Tommy has only ever loved two things, basketball and Reyna. So when Julian hooked up with Reyna it destroyed not only Tommy, but Reyna as well. You see, Julian wasn’t over Camille and ended up breaking Reyna’s heart. Tommy’s tried to be the good guy and help keep the peace, but that is proving to be easier said than done. Reyna may be broken, but Tommy is there to be the guy she needs and pick up her beautifully broken pieces.

Overall, I thought this book was a really great read. It was filled with lots of heart and I loved the way Tommy was with Reyna. He was in her corner when she needed him the most. The kind of guy that you hope will finally get the girl. My heart broke for Reyna and couldn’t help but root for her to find her much deserved happily ever after.

Break Your Fall was a terrific read from beginning to end. It captivated me from the very first page and I couldn’t help but fall head over heels for Tommy and Reyna.

Review: Playing with Words by Kelly Elliott

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Review: Playing with Words by Kelly Elliott

Hudson Higgins had fond memories of Boggy Creek from his childhood. So what better place to escape New York City for a few weeks to finish up a book that was nearing deadline than the small town in New Hampshire his parents visited nearly every summer.

What he couldn’t have known was how his life would be turned upside down when he walked into Greer Larson’s bookstore his first day in town.

Greer Larson lived a quiet life in her hometown of Boggy Creek. She had worked nearly her whole adult life to make her dreams of owning her bookstore come true—and now, Turning Pages was her everything. She lived, eat, and breathed the success of owning her own business.

That is, until a stranger came to town and showed Greer that there was more to life than simply working. A friendship between Greer and Hudson quickly formed over their love of books and the outdoors.

When Greer’s bookstore is threatened, Hudson soon realizes he hasn’t simply fallen for the charm of Boggy Creek and Greer, he’d fallen in love…with both the town, and the woman who stole his heart from the moment she first smiled at him.

Playing with Words is book two in the Boggy Creek Valley series and is a stand alone novel.

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MY REVIEW

Small-Town Romance ✅

Light Drama ✅

Feel-Good Romance ✅

All The Feels ✅

Playing with Words is the latest addition to the Boggy Creek Valley Series and is just the read I was looking for. Playing with Words checked off so many of my boxes and left me grinning the entire time.

Playing with Words follows the story of Hudson and Greer. From the moment I dove into their story I was hooked. Greer is an incredibly likeable character who is adorably awkward when it comes to good looking men and she loves books almost as much as I do. Hudson is the stranger who blows into town and can’t help but be intrigued by the shy local, Greer….

I knew right away that Greer and Hudson would be great together, and I wasn’t disappointed. Their chemistry was instant and I loved their interactions. As previously stated, Greer was adorably awkward in the beginning, but that just added to her charm. And while Hudson came into town looking for a quiet place to work, he couldn’t help be smitten by Greer. Together, they had a whirlwind romance that left me with a smile on my face and all the feels.

Playing with Words is such a fun read. I loved the small-town charm and the gossip factory. I loved that while there was some drama, it was on the light side and made sense to the story. This book has a lot of humorous moments that had me laughing out loud one moment and swooning the next. In the end, I couldn’t help falling head over heels for Greer and Hudson.

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

Review: Simply Irresistible by Melody Grace

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Review: Simply Irresistible by Melody Grace

“If you like Sweet Magnolias and Virgin River, you’ll fall in love with Sweetbriar Cove!”

Escape to Cape Cod with this feel-good summer romance. Millions of readers have fallen for the bestselling series — join them today!

Jules Rivera loves a challenge. She’s saved failing businesses, and transformed scruffy guys into handsome bachelors — who turn around and leave her in the dust. Some thanks. She vows not to make the same mistakes again… until she stumbles over a gorgeous, run-down vineyard in Sweetbriar Cove. Jules knows the place could be something special. And as for the surly, rugged owner? All her instincts tell her, he’s something pretty special too…

Reeve Hastings has no intention of being anyone’s project. He’s trying to save his family legacy, and he doesn’t need help from anyone, especially not the brunette spitfire who knows nothing about wine. But Jules is annoyingly determined — and full of surprisingly good ideas — and soon, she’s making her mark on the vineyard. And driving Reeve crazy, in all the best, most tantalizing ways…

Jules knows she should keep businesses and pleasure far apart, but Reeve’s smile is more intoxicating than any bottle of Merlot. And as for his kisses… Simply irresistible. Their passion is undeniable, but with the future of the vineyard on the line, can this summer fling put down roots? Or will past heartache spoil their chance of happy-ever-after?

Find out in the new stand-alone Sweetbriar Cove love story — featuring all your favorite characters at the Beachcomber Inn! 

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MY REVIEW

What an absolute joy it is to back in the world of Sweetbriar Cove! Simply Irresistible is the 16th book in this beloved series, but can be read and enjoyed as a standalone novel.

When we first meet up with Jules, her entire life has been turned upside down. If losing her job, boyfriend, and apartment in the same day wasn’t bad enough, Jules gets a flat tire on the way to visit her friend in the pouring down rain. When she goes to look for help, the last thing she planned on was Reeve. Reeve too was angry at the world and wasn’t ready to deal with people, but especially not the beautiful out-of-towner, Jules…

Simply Irresistible is a quick, yet satisfying read. The characters were easy to connect with and had me loving their beautiful small town. Sweetbriar Cove is one of those towns that is built on long lasting friendships. Sure, everyone knows everyone and gossip spreads faster than wildfire, but that just adds to the charm. And when you add two hot strangers to the mix, all bets are off!

I had the best time getting to know Jules and Reeve. From the moment I met these two characters, I knew their story was going to be a good one and I wasn’t disappointed. You could feel the instant chemistry between them and despite Reeve always putting his foot in his mouth, I couldn’t help but root for the surly vineyard owner. As with any good love story, the road to happily ever after can’t be an easy one. Naturally there are obstacles our couple must overcome, and I have to tell you, I loved watching these two try to figure things out. Jules and Reeve stole my heart and I couldn’t have been more happier with the outcome.

In the end, Simply Irresistible was just that, an irresistibly good romance. The kind of romance that captivates you instantly. The kind that makes you feel as though you’re a part of the story and makes you feel right at home. The kind of story that makes you swoon and in the end leaves you with a smile on your face. Simply Irresistible is a wonderful addition to the Sweetbriar Cove series and I look forward to getting my hands on the next book in this much loved series.

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