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Review Tour: The Wreckage of Us by Brittainy Cherry

Title – The Wreckage of Us

Author – Brittainy Cherry

Release Date – September 8, 2020

Publisher – Montlake

Never in a million years did I think it would be Ian Parker who saved me…

I know I should stay away from Ian Parker.

But when my drug-dealing stepdad kicks me out, I have nowhere to go. Squatting in an abandoned shed on Ian’s grandpa’s farm seems like as good a plan as any.

Ian finds me there, of course, and he insists on me moving into his spare room. I should say no, but the appeal of a roof and a warm bed is too much. Not to mention Ian’s brown eyes and strong arms.

We’re nothing alike, but the spark between us is undeniable. My life is finally looking up.

Until I call the cops on my stepdad and unintentionally get my pregnant mom arrested.

Now I have to sacrifice my dreams to take care of my mom’s baby. She’s the only family I have left. Meanwhile, Ian’s band is taking off; his dreams are coming true.

Ian is my one chance at love. I just hope he doesn’t become the one chance that got away.

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“The music felt realer with her help, it felt authentic. It felt as if Hazel Stone was the missing piece to my dream coming true. She was the muse I’d been praying for, and I hoped she’d keep helping me co-write songs that would change my life.”

“I’d give you every lyric that was inside of me to make your dreams come true, Ian.”

“I’m fighting for you whether you like it or not, Hazel Stone. Our love song isn’t over. We’re just getting to the chours, and I’m going to sing for you, for us, until forever.”

“He was it for me. He was the hook, the bridge, and the melody.”

4.5, You are my melody, Stars!!

Brittainy C. Cherry has done it again!! She’s brought beauty and passion to another unforgettable romance! There is seriously nothing this author can’t write that I won’t pick up. The Wreckage of Us takes you on an unforgettable journey of love and sacrifice. It’s a story that will be staying with readers long after it ends….

The Wreckage of Us captivates you from the very first page. From the moment I met Hazel, my heart broke for this poor misunderstood girl. Life has been anything but kind to her and she’s doing all she can to keep her head above water. She just needs one person to take a chance, even if that means she has to work with her enemy. On the outside, Ian’s life looks perfect. He’s got a great job, the perfect setup and he’s part of a band. But, when Hazel shows up to work on his family’s farm, he’s not having it. Hazel represents all the bad in his life that he tries to keep at bay. He’s tough on Hazel but quickly realizes that everything isn’t as it seems and that maybe, just maybe he’s misjudged, Hazel. Life has a funny way of putting people together when they need them the most. Hazel and Ian have a lot more in common than either one of them could have imagined. Will Hazel and Ian’s friendship turn into more? When life throws more curveballs at them than anyone should have to handle, will they make it out on the other side? Or will their lives be turned into wreckage? There’s only one way to find out….

The Wreckage of Us is a fantastic read from beginning to end. As I previously stated, I was sucked into Hazel and Ian’s story instantly. These two characters were so alike. Life had dealt both of them some pretty crappy cards and it was up to them to make the most of it. One of the things I loved was the slow-burning connection between Ian and Hazel. I am not gonna lie, I was not a fan of Ian in the beginning. He was such a jerk, and even knowing that he had his reasons for his actions. I’m happy to say, he did win me over in the end. And Hazel…How could you not fall in love with Hazel? She had the biggest, most beautiful heart. There isn’t anything she wouldn’t do or sacrifice for the ones she loved. Together, Hazel and Ian were the absolute perfect match. She was the missing piece he was searching for. His muse. His everything. They were made for each other. Two lost and kindred souls that had finally found their way home and would stop at nothing to find their happily ever after.

The road to happily ever after wasn’t an easy one for Hazel and Ian, but it was so worth the journey. I loved every bump in the road. Every sacrifice. Every moment that ripped out my heart and each moment that left me begging for more. Brittainy C. Cherry has a way with words unlike any other author I’ve come across in all the years I’ve been reading. Her words are everything and The Wreckage of Us is just the latest example of just how amazing her words are.

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


A typical Eres Saturday night.

I wandered the ranch with a notebook and pen in my hand. I kept scribbling down lyrics and crossing them out before trying again to create something better, stronger—realer. I kept drumming my fingers against each other, trying to unlock the pieces that I was missing. As I paced back and forth, a voice broke me away from my mind.

“It’s the words.”

I looked up to see Hazel sitting in the rocking chair that Big Paw built for my mother years ago. I used to sit in Mom’s lap as she’d read me stories before bedtime all those years back.

There’d been times I thought about getting rid of the chair in order to forget that memory, but I hadn’t found the strength to let go just yet.

“What do you mean it’s the words?” I asked, walking up the steps of the porch. I leaned against the railing facing her.

She blinked and tilted her head in my direction. “Your words are trash.”


“The lyrics to your songs, they are complete garbage, filled with clichés and bubblegum. Don’t get me wrong, the music style and tempos are brilliant. And even though it pains me to admit, your voice is so solid and soulful that you could be a star in a heartbeat. But your lyrics? They are pig shit.”

“I think the saying is horseshit.”

“After spending weeks in a pig pen, pig shit seems to truly sum up my feelings about your music. But my gosh, your voice. It’s a good voice.”

I tried to push off her insult, and tried to ignore her compliment, too. But it was hard. I had an ego that was easy to bruise, and Hazel was swinging her punches while also speaking words of praise. It was as if every bruise she made, she quickly covered with a Bandaid.

Insult, compliment, insult, compliment. Wash, rinse, repeat.

“Everyone else seemed to enjoy it,” I replied, tense with my words.

“Yeah, well, everyone else are morons who are drunk off their minds.”

“Oh? And you think you could do better?”

She laughed. “Without a doubt.” “Okay, Hazel Stone, master of lyrics, give me something to go with.”

She gestured toward the other rocker beside her—the one Dad used to sit in.

I sat down.

She pressed her lips together. “Okay. Give me one of your songs. One that you know is crap but are pretending isn’t crap.”

“They aren’t—”

“Lying isn’t going to get us far tonight, Ian.”

I narrowed my eyes and murmured a curse word before I began flipping through my notebook to find a song for Hazel to magically make better. “Fine. We can do Possibilities.”

“Hmm… What is it about?”

“A new relationship forming. I want to showcase those beginning feelings, you know? The fears and excitements. The nerves. The unknown. The—”

“First chapters of love,” she finished my thoughts.

“Yes, that.”

She took the pencil from behind my ear and took the notebook from my grip. “May I?”

“Please. Go for it.”

She began scribbling, crossing things out, adding things in, doing whatever came to her mind. She worked like a manwoman, falling into a world of creativity that I didn’t think she’d held inside of her. The only thing I knew about Hazel Stone was where she came from, and the clothes she wore. I hadn’t known anything else, but now she was pouring herself out on the page, and I couldn’t wait to see what the hell she was scribbling.

She took a breath and handed the notebook back to me. “If you hate it, no harm, no foul,” she said.

My eyes darted over the words. “It’s possible this is forever ours. It’s possible we’ll reach the stars. We’ll fight for this, we’ll make it real. Is it possible, possible, to show you how I feel?

“Shit.” I blew out a breath of air. “Hazel…that’s… It’s like you crawled into my head and read the thoughts I couldn’t decipher. That’s the chorus. That’s it.”

Interview with Brittiany Cherry

The Wreckage of Us takes place in the inauspicious town of Eres, Nebraska. Not exactly a place where happily-ever-afters are made. What made you choose this setting?

I wanted to tell a story about a small town that was overlooked by the world as a whole. Most people would overlook a town like Eres, Nebraska, but there are still people who are living, who are loving, and who are struggling in these small towns. I wanted to show their stories, and how even though the rest of the world may not see them, that they still matter. They deserve their happily ever afters just as much as the rest of the world.

Hazel, your heroine, is newly eighteen when her criminal step-father throws her out of the house. She literally has nothing when the story begins—not even her mother’s support. What choices does Hazel make? Do you agree with them?

Hazel chooses to find a job in order to help her mother from a distance. I think she acts on impulse, not exactly thinking things through. She doesn’t get the opportunity to think far into the future, she only has right in that moment. Second by second. I do agree with her choices in a way, since she isn’t harming anyone with these choices. She is just doing her best to make it to the next day.

Forget about healing, Hazel is in survival mode. What keeps her going?

Her twisted love and care for her mother is keeping her going—along with her unborn sister. She knew what it was like to grow up in her household, and she wouldn’t want her little sister to go through those same kind of struggles. So, that pushes Hazel to keep moving forward and fighting for her family.

Your hero is a very interesting mix of both the town’s “golden boy” as well as the town’s “bad boy”. Ian is…complicated. How did you get to know him? How does Hazel get to know him?

I believe Hazel and I both got to know Ian the same way—piece by piece. He has a wall of protection up from the world due to the trauma he experienced as a child. Being abandoned by his parents really did a number on Ian’s trust. Yet, the beautiful thing about Ian is when he loves, he loves fully. He does everything he can to make sure those he loves are taken care of. Once his pieces are discovered, he makes a beautiful complete puzzle.

Music is Ian’s whole life. He sees it as his escape, a way out of the stifling Eres, Nebraska. However, he struggles with his emotions and allowing himself to really feel the music he is making. What needs to change for him? 

He needs to tap into his darkest struggles. He has to go to the edge of his anger, his hurts, and express those feelings on the page in front of him. Ian holds so much in that it becomes a creative block in a way. Once he starts breaking those walls down—with the help of Hazel—he discovers his real creativity. He finds his voice, he finds his songs. He finds himself.

Hazel and Ian are an unlikely pair. They really get on each other’s nerves and they want different things out of life. Yet despite their differences, they find a connection. What is the spark that brings them together?

I think it’s loneliness. They grew up without having the true love of their parents. And in the town of Eres, drugs are a big issue. Those drugs affected both of their parents lives in different ways, but it’s a connecting factor for them both. They are able to connect with one another because they both know what it’s like to hurt so deeply and dream of a parent’s love.

The theme of “impossible love” runs through your novels. Two people that can’t possibly make it work realize that they don’t want anyone else but each other. What excites you about these types of stories.

I think there’s something so exciting about a love worth fighting for. When the passion is given from not only one side of the equation, but both the hero and heroine know the feelings they have run deep. Sure, there are struggles, like there are in everyday life, but they know they wouldn’t want to struggle with anyone else in the world. They fight for their happily ever after, no matter what. And that, in my mind, is what makes the impossible love become possible and true. That’s what gives us the happily ever afters that we as readers crave.

Currently our country and the world are going through unprecedented crisis. The arts have become so important for people to feel a sense of normalcy. As a writer, how do you hope your story affects your readers?

I hope my stories give my readers hope. I hope it reminds them that even throughout the storms, the sun will always shine once the clouds move to the side. There’s beauty in the storms, too, if you are willing to look hard enough. There are lessons of self that can be learned, and I think my characters discover that from time to time. I just hope to showcase that this is still a time to believe in happily ever afters, and that the world’s story as a whole, is far from over. We still have so much beauty to still discover. We still have so much light to find. And those facts alone, give me hope, and I hope my stories do the same for readers. I hope I give them light.

How has our current situation affected projects you are working on now? (Any spoilers you can tell us about what is up next for you?)

I’m finding myself more forgiving of my writing pace! I fell off for a while, and found it hard to be creative, but now that I am in a groove, I am finding writing fun again. It’s my great escape from the issues around me. Words save me day in and day out, and I’m thankful for that. Up next for me is my second book in my Compass series, which is entitled Eastern Lights. It’s my first ever romantic comedy, that is filled with so much heart. I think readers are going to love getting to know Connor and Aaliyah’s story!

About the Author

Brittainy Cherry has been in love with words since she took her first breath. She graduated from Carroll University with a bachelor’s degree in theater arts and a minor in creative writing. She loves to take part in writing screenplays, acting, and dancing—poorly, of course. Coffee, chai tea, and wine are three things that she thinks every person should partake in. Cherry lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with her family. When she’s not running a million errands and crafting stories, she’s probably playing with her adorable pets.

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Review: Feels Like Home (Southern Bride #5) by Kelly Elliott

Anson Meyer is world-renowned for his record-breaking country songs, his devilishly good looks, and his really short temper. So after a heated altercation with a reporter, one that puts him in a pretty negative light in the music industry, Anson is temporarily kicked out of Nashville by his agent and sent back to his hometown of Comfort, Texas, to “cool down” and “figure out where he sees his career going.”

When Anson shows up in Comfort, though, he quickly realizes that not everyone is ready to welcome home the bad boy of country music. Especially the woman he is still in love with who served as the inspiration behind all those hit songs. Brystol makes it clear to Anson with one good hit to his nose that she is the last person in town who is happy he is back — and, surprise, she isn’t the only person not holding up a welcome home sign. There are countless others…and he soon realizes that he has got some fence-mending to do all on his own.

What Anson wasn’t expecting to find was a sense of peace and belonging that he hadn’t felt in a very long time. He also stumbled upon the best parts of his past life that he hadn’t realized he missed when he left to pursue his dreams of becoming a singer. And, more importantly, the love he had for Brystol Overmann that burned even brighter than ever before.

Anson soon finds himself needing to make one of the biggest, life-changing decisions of his entire career.

Choose staying home or going back to Nashville.

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“A woman needs to know she’s worth the fight.”

Feels Like Home is the 5th book in the Southern Bride Series and it follows the story of Brystol & Anson. Bristol and Anson were the dream couple. They were so in love and thought nothing could ever shake them. If only these two had any idea just how their love was going to be tested. Brystol and Anson both had big dreams, but somewhere along the way, their dreams didn’t line up. A last-minute decision will turn Brystol and Anson’s entire world upside down. Years later, Brystol and Anson have done their best to move and make their dreams come true. And when fate decides to reunite these two former lovers, only time will tell if the past can be forgiven and if home is truly where the heart is….

Kelly Elliott is quickly becoming my go-to when it comes to small-town romances and southern charm. No one writes second chance romances quite the way she does. Readers will fall positively in love with Feels Like Home.

Feels Like Home sucks you in from the very first page. I swooned hard over Brystol and Anson’s relationship and was heartbroken when they drifted apart. Brystol is the kind of girl that you can’t help but connect with. She loves big, and loves hard. She wears her heart on her shoulder, yet knows how to hold a grudge. And Anson….Well, Anson isn’t perfect. He did some pretty dumb things but never forgot about the one who got away. He would do anything to right all the wrongs of the past. He just needs a moment, one chance to make up for his wrongs…

Together Anson and Brystol steamed up the pages. While their hearts might have been broken, their chemistry was never too far behind. Both of them had so much growing to do, but if they could learn to be honest, own up to their mistakes, they could have a second chance on something truly wonderful. And that is why I found myself rooting for their happily ever after. I saw something in these two that was worth fighting for and I couldn’t wait to see if they would find their way back to one another.

Feels Like Home is a heartwarming second chance romance that will give you all the feels and will keep you coming back for more. This book has the right balance of heart and soul, drama and romance and all the small town feels. I loved every second of this story from beginning to end and had the best time falling in love with Brystol and Anson. Kelly Elliott is the queen of southern charm and romance and I’m excited to see what romance she’s got up her sleeves for readers next!

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

Release Blitz with Review: The Trouble With Quarterbacks by R.S. Grey

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R.S. Grey’s next standalone rom-com, The Trouble With Quarterbacks, is coming August 6th! Check it out and order yours today!

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CANDACE: KAT & YASMINE! DO NOT DALLY! Come straight home after work. Kat, don’t take the long route from the subway station just so you can pass by Cute Hot Dog Guy. This is important!

I’ve had THE BEST DAY. You won’t believe it. There I was in my preschool classroom, washing a bit of poo out of some soggy trousers, when this absolute babe came to collect his nephew from my class.

Truthfully, I thought I’d blacked out for a moment when I first saw him. He was a proper hunk with glorious brown hair, quite tall, and he had these arms. Are muscly arms supposed to turn me on? I’m panting just thinking about them.

Anyway, he told me he’s a professional foosball player. At least, I think that’s what he said. The tots can get quite loud near pick-up time.

YASMINE: Foosball? What are you on about? Have you gone mad?

KAT: Oh sod off. So what if I like to have a good look at Hot Dog Guy’s arse on my trek home after a hard day’s work? It’s called self-care.

CANDACE: Kat, you’re hopeless. Yasmine, yes—foosball! I suppose it’s a big thing over here in the States? We must investigate and learn everything we can.

By the way, he’s called Logan.

Logan + Candace. I think that sounds quite nice! I can hear the wedding bells now. Dum dum da-dum.

YASMINE: Oh good grief. I suppose we can do some snooping when I get home. I’ll grab wine on my way.

KAT: I’ll grab hot dogs.

THE TROUBLE WITH QUARTERBACKS is a hilarious romance about unlikely love found between a British preschool teacher and the professional quarterback who sweeps her off her feet.

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“It’s like she’s the best TV show I’ve ever watched and I have to know what happens next.”

The Trouble With Quarterbacks is a fun and entertaining read from author R.S. Grey. This book has so much sass and swoon, it will leave you with a ridiculous smile on your face!

The Trouble With Quarterbacks follows the story of Candace & Logan. Candace is a jack of all trades; preschool teacher by day, waitress by night. She works hard and is pretty happy with the status quo, even if it leaves her lacking in the romance department. But, when she meets one of her student’s uncles, all bets are off. Candace’s perfect little life is turned upside down in the best way possible…

The Trouble With Quarterbacks is an absolute fun read. I fell in love with Candace and her quirkiness instantly. I loved her dry British humor and sass. She was a total riot and she made my face hurt from laughing so much. That being said, she was also very real, told you like it was, and was just so easy to relate to. And then we’ve got Logan. He is an absolute SWOON! He’s famous but doesn’t let it go to his head. He’s reserved and private when it comes to his love life. But, don’t let that fool you. This sexy football player isn’t afraid to go after what he wants and what he wants is Candace. Together, these two were a lot of fun. You could feel their chemistry oozing off of the pages and it left me dying for their next interaction. I loved all the little will they/won’t they moments and the steamy ones in between.

The Trouble With Quarterbacks was a perfect read and I can’t say enough about it. The characters pull you into their story and leave you begging for more. The secondary characters are just as much fun and add so much to the story. I loved the friendships between Candace and her roommates and how they just got her and didn’t judge her. As I stated before, Logan was the perfect boyfriend. He was swoon-worthy, romantic, and just a total surprise.

The Trouble With Quarterbacks knocked me off my feet in the best possible way. It was hilarious. It was swoon-worthy. There was some angst and some perfectly blended, yet light drama. But, most of all, there was a romance that had you rooting for the characters to find their way to a happily ever after. I loved every single moment of this story, from beginning to end, and had an absolutely fabulous time getting swept up in Logan & Candace’s story.

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

About R.S. Grey:

R.S. Grey is the USA Today bestselling author of over twenty novels. She lives in Texas with her husband and daughter, and can be found reading, binge-watching reality TV, or practicing yoga! Visit her at

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Release Blitz with Review: Star Bright (Bright Young Things #1) by Staci Hart

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It’s finally here!! Star Bright, the first in Staci Hart’s brand new Bright Young Things series, is available now. Grab your copy of Star Bright from your preferred online book retailer today!

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Stella Spencer has one enemy—her secrets.

The world’s obsession with the Bright Young Things is real. Every lavish party thrown by the most exclusive group in New York is a spectacle, stalked not only by the media, but by the police commissioner, who’s declared war. He’s out to ruin everyone’s good time, starting with uncovering the mysterious benefactor leading the group, thus answering the question on everyone’s lips.

Who is Cecelia Beaton?

And no one knows it’s Stella.

If society finds out the truth, her plans will unravel. And with one smoldering look from a stranger, her carefully ordered world catches fire.

Levi Hunt has one plan—get the story.

His future at Vagabond magazine depends on his ability to do the one thing no one can: infiltrate the Bright Young Things. If he can find out who Cecelia Beaton is, he’ll earn enough notoriety to permanently secure his career.

His dreams are at his fingertips, so long as he doesn’t blow his cover. But one night with the brightest, most brilliant young thing of all, and he knows he’ll have to make a choice.

The job he loves or the woman of his dreams.

Secrets and lies. Love and laughter. And two people with something to hide and everything to gain.

Welcome to the party.


“Eyes like midnight, and she was sparkling starlight.”
“I wondered if there was a moment where she didn’t shine, where the light didn’t catch and cling to her.”
There’s nothing left to say. His lips captured mine and kept them, stole them like the truth he was swallowing for safekeeping.”
“Those eyes were bright as starlight, blinding me from everything but her. Her face, so small in my hands, her smiling lips, the whole of her teeming with joy and vibrance that affected me in ways I couldn’t have anticipated. It was a contact high, a second hand buzz, but even diluted, she was made of potent stuff.”

Star Bright is the exciting and refreshing new romance that I have been searching for. The plot was unique and thoroughly entertaining. Staci Hart has created a world filled with glitz, glamour and parties that one could only dream of attending. Star Bright is a story that is so unexpected that it knock you off your feet and leave you begging for more. I’ll be honest, I wasn’t 100% sure what I was getting myself into when I picked up this book. All I really heard was new book from Staci Hart, and I knew I had to get my hands on it. And let me tell you, Staci Hart does not disappoint. Star Bright is both exciting and thrilling, and will leave readers salivating as they burn through the pages.

From the moment I met both Levi and Stella, I was hooked. You see, Levi scored the unbelievable, a coveted invite to one of the most prestigious parties. But, Levi isn’t just there to have a good time. No, Levi is there to undercover the truth about these to die for parties and hopes to uncover the mastermind behind it all. But what Levi didn’t plan on was meeting Stella. Stella is one of the elite, the core members to the secret society. And just one moment with Stella, turns Levi’s entire world upside down. Everyone has secrets and truths they want to keep hidden. But, the more time Levi spends with Stella, the more the lines get blurred. The pull between them is impossible to ignore. Levi knows that being with Stella is a bad idea, but he just can’t stay away……

I thoroughly enjoyed Star Bright. This book was such a fun read. The plot was refreshing and kept me glued to the pages. I fell in love with Levi and Stella instantly. Not only were they easy to connect with, but I easily got lost in the two of them. While Stella was a member of the elite, she never really acted spoiled or privileged. Levi was Stella’s exact opposite. He wasn’t used to the world of glitz and glam and what privilege offered. But, they never let those facts get in their way. There was just an ease with these two and it just pulled me to them. Their connection was one that was instant, yet undeniable and it just oozed off the pages. Levi and Stella’s road to happily ever after wasn’t an easy one. Naturally, there were some bumps along the way. Levi and Stella both had some issues with trust and honesty. Neither one of them being perfect. At the end of the day, I was utterly captivated by the two of them and couldn’t wait to see how their story would come together in the end.

Star Bright is the first book in the Bright Young Things Series and gives us one heck of an introduction to this dazzling world. This story was unexpected in the best way possible and I loved every second of it. From the romance and steam, to glitz and glamour and a little mystery in between. This book was a joy to spend my day getting lost in. All I have left to say is when can I get my hands on the next book in this series???

*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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Release Blitz with Review: Lucky in Love (Southern Bride #4) by Kelly Elliott

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“No woman had ever won my heart before, and Liliana could now claim to have taken it straight from me without so much of a blink of her eyes.”

“One kiss and my body felt like it was tumbling over an edge, and nothing would ever be the same again.”

“The woman I’ve been waiting for was off on another journey, but I think she’s on the right path now.”

“You don’t stumble onto true love. You build it, master it. Help it grow.”

Lucky in Love is the fourth book in the Southern Brides Series and it follows the story of Truitt and Saryn. Truitt has always had a bit of bad luck. He is more accident prone than a young child. He ends up in the ER so many times that his friends and family take bets on what injury he will get next. The one place that he’s not unlucky is his job. He creates playhouses for kids that are wilder than their imaginations….Fresh off her divorce, Saryn returns to her hometown in search of a fresh start for herself and her 3 year old daughter, Liliana. She wasn’t looking for love, but when the boy she used to have a crush on, blows into her life, her world is once again turned upside down. Luck hasn’t always been on Saryn and Truitt’s side, but maybe, just maybe fate will finally be on their side and will turn their bad luck into some much needed good….

Lucky in Love is a total breath of fresh air. I think I fell in love with Truitt almost instantly. Sure he’s accident prone and ends up in the ER far too many times, but he is the sweetest guy with a heart of gold. He’s never been in a serious relationship because his heart has always belonged to someone else. And when Saryn returns home, he might finally get his chance with the girl of his dreams….Speaking of Saryn, I liked her a lot. She had her heartbroken, but got a beautiful little girl out of it. She was brave to return to her hometown and start over fresh. She wasn’t looking at all for love, but when she reconnects with Truitt, all bets are off. Their chemistry is undeniable and you could tell right away these two were meant to be. But, what I liked the most was that Truitt took the time to get to know Liliana. Liliana was too cute for words and I loved the relationship that Truitt built with her.

Lucky in Love is a sweet, second chance romance that will give you all the feels and leave you with the smile on your face. The characters are real and entertaining. Sayrn & Truitt’s families were amazing. I loved how real they were with each other, their support and love. They were the kind of families that everyone would want to have in their corners.

Lucky in Love is a great addition to the Southern Bride Series. This story is filled with heart, romance, family and second chances. With the perfect mix of romance and drama, Lucky in Love is a great story to spend your day getting lost in.

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

LUCKY IN LOVE by @KellyElliottAuthor is now LIVE! The fourth book in the Southern Bride series. Each book in this series is a complete stand alone novel. All based in small towns in Texas. Full of love, hope, and second chances!


When it comes to luck, I’m on the wrong end of the good side with more mishaps than I care to remember. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a happy guy: single, decent looking, wealthy, with a waiting list of people who want me to make their kid’s dreams come true with my custom-designed playhouses. 

My life was exactly how I wanted it to be. That is, until Saryn Night walked into my office with the intention of firing me. Good luck with that. One strong-headed, opinionated woman with a three-year-old little girl had turned my world upside down within five minutes. The moment they stormed into my office — bright blue eyes, curly brown hair, and a smile that would make any man fall to his knees, and that was just the daughter — I knew I was in for one wild ride that was guaranteed to turn my luck completely around. 

Now, for once in my life, I found myself thinking that maybe, just maybe, I could finally be Lucky in Love.

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Review: Here with Me by Tia Louise

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Sawyer LaGrange.
He’s my best friend’s older brother.
He’s quiet, brooding, sinfully sexy 
Dark hair, a scruffy square jaw, and deep lines of muscle I trace my fingers along slowly, followed by my lips…
He always does what’s right.
Until me…
They say you get in life what you have the courage to ask for.
Well, I’m brave.
And I want him.

Everybody has them.
Big, small, innocent… forbidden.
Mindy was a line I should never have crossed.
But I did.
She was beautiful… sassy and tempting,
And rules were made to be broken.
We broke them all.

Now I’m home, released from service with hidden scars.
Now my secrets are the demons that grow stronger every day.
I try to send her away, but I can’t let her go.
She’s my reason to fight, and I’ll walk through hell to be the man she deserves.
To give her a reason to stay here with me.

(HERE WITH ME is a STAND-ALONE best friend’s older brother, second-chance, military romance. No cheating. No cliffhangers.)



“I’m ready to go anywhere with him.”

“Like a magnet to steel, I’m drawn to her.”

“She keeps me in my place. She holds me steady. She’s my anchor, but she’s more than that. She’s my morning star, guiding me through the darkest night and leading me home.”

Here With Me is an emotional second chance romance and it follows the story of Mindy and Sawyer. For Mindy, it’s always been Sawyer. Ever since she was a little girl there is no one she loved or wanted more. He’s quiet, broody and everything Mindy wants. Over the years, their bond has grown stronger and with each day, Mindy hopes that Sawyer will finally see her for the woman she is and not the girl that she used to be…..They say that war changes a man, and truer words have never been spoken. Sawyer has seen and done things that will haunt him forever. When Sawyer returns home, he’s not the same man he used to be. He’s got scars and demons he can’t let go of. As much as he wants Mindy, he doesn’t want her tangled up in the mess his life has become. Only a connection like Sawyer and Mindy’s is too hard to ignore. No matter how hard he fights it, he can’t deny that he needs Mindy just as much as she needs him. Will Mindy finally get her chance with Sawyer? Will Sawyer be able to keep his demons at bay? There’s only one way to find out….

Here With Me is a beautiful and emotional second chance romance. From the moment I met Mindy and Sawyer, I was hooked. Sawyer’s life has been anything but easy, but there was always one constant, and that was Mindy. Mindy was always there for Sawyer, through thick and thin. She was the one that he could always count on and the one bright spot in his life, aside from family. And Mindy, she had the biggest heart. When she loves someone, she goes in 100% and gives her all. She is stronger than she looks and isn’t afraid of making tough decisions no matter how much they hurt.

The push and pull between Sawyer and Mindy was intense. I loved all of their will they/won’t they moments. The chemistry between them just oozed off the pages and I couldn’t wait to see how their story would play out. However, the road to happily ever after for these two was not an easy one. You see, Sawyer had a lot of demons that he had to deal with and not owning up to them was wreaking havoc in his life. He had to not only deal with the past, but decide was was worth fighting for. Mindy also had some tough decisions ahead of her. As much as she loved Sawyer, she couldn’t live her life in limbo. Mindy had to figure out what she wanted from this life and along the way she not only found her self, but also found a strength she didn’t know she had in her.

Here With Me took my emotions on one heck of a rollercoaster ride. I fell head over heels for Sawyer and Mindy and couldn’t help but root for the two of them to find their way back to one another.

Here With Me is a captivating and entertaining story. It’s filled with love and heartache, angst and determination. It’s a story of family, love and friendship. A story of learning from the past and finding who you are and what is worth fighting for. I loved seeing the familiar faces from previous stories and how they intertwined with this one. I appreciated the way the author dealt with the tough moments and left us aching for the sweet ones. Here With Me was everything that I was hoping from and then some. It is the perfect story to spend your day getting lost in. I hope you will check out Here With Me and fall helplessly in love with these characters and their story as I did….

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

Release Blitz with Review: Wild For You (Hot Jocks #6) by Kendall Ryan

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Wild for You By Kendall Ryan 
Release Day: April 20, 2020 

A hot new standalone in the series that’s been called “A total, utter must read.” – Book Fanatic

He’s growly. Grumpy. Stubborn.

And now, my new roommate.

Walking away from my disastrous last relationship was an easy decision, but moving in with a friend-of-a-friend hockey star who’s rarely home? Not quite as simple, because Grant makes me feel all kinds of things I’m not prepared for.

Protected. Desired. Unsteady.
• • •

She’s beautiful. Smart. Tempting.

And a little fragile.

I’ve never been anyone’s knight in shining armor, but when Ana needed a place to stay, it was easy to offer her a room with me.

Not so simple, though, is keeping my hands—or my mouth—to myself. And the night she crawls into my bed and shares her body with me? Heaven.

But she’s not looking for a relationship, and to my surprise, I find myself pissed off by that idea.

They say my heart is broken, that I’ll never settle down. I used to think that was true. Now, though? Hell, your guess is as good as mine.

First, she took my bed.
Then she took my heart.
Then she took my everything.

Your favorite hot jocks are back with an all new standalone 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 for you!

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Wild For You is the 6th book in the Hot Jocks Series, but can be read and enjoyed as a standalone novel. Ana and Grant’s story is captivating and such a sweet and unexpected read!

Wild For You follows the story of Ana and Grant. When we first meet up with Ana, she is in a rocky relationship with one of Grant’s teammates. On a particularly stressful night out with the team and their families, Ana’s boyfriend goes off the rails and Grant gives her the shoulder she needs to lean on. He offers her his number and tells her to call him, if she ever needs help. Little did he know that call would come sooner rather than later…Their situation was only supposed to be temporary; offering her a place to live and a chance to get back on her feet. But, Grant makes Ana feels things she hasn’t felt before. She’s not looking for a relationship, but Grant might just prove to be far too tempting to say no to…..

Overall, I really enjoyed Wild For You. I appreciated the way the author dealt with the difficult and sensitive material. She made the characters feel real and raw. I loved how big Grant’s heart was and the protectiveness he felt for Ana. He was so sweet and so patient. He gave Ana everything she didn’t know she needed. And Ana…I love how independent she was, even if it was frustrating at times. She wanted to take her time with Grant and not rush things. The chemistry between Ana and Grant was definitely off the charts, but had an amazing slow burn. I loved all of their will they/won’t they moments and all of the ups and downs in between.

Ana and Grant’s story hooked from the very first page and I easily finished it in a single sitting. I loved the characters and the story-line. I loved seeing all the familiar faces from stories past. I loved the sense of family from Grant’s team and how supportive Ana’s father was. I fell head over heels for Ana & Grant and loved seeing them tackle the cards that life dealt them. Their story had my emotions all over the place in the best possible way and I loved every single second of it.

*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 
She lives in Texas with her husband and two sons. 
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Blog Tour with Review: Southern Storms (Compass #1) by Brittainy C. Cherry

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Even the town’s black sheep needed a friend sometimes

Southern Storms, an all-new, small town second chance romance from Brittainy C. Cherry, is available now!

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All I wanted to do was run away, I never expected to crash into his arms…

After leaving the city life behind to escape my loveless marriage, I moved to small town Havenbarrow for a fresh start.

What I didn’t expect was to find myself drawn to the town’s black sheep.

They called him troubled. Cold. A man with a dark past.

What everyone seemed to miss about Jax was the splashes of light in his eyes. The random acts of kindness he performed when no one was watching. The way he made me smile and laugh.

Jax helped unpack the baggage I’d been carrying around with me. He was patient with my pain and gentle with my scars. He was the stillness during my hurricane.

Yet when both of our pasts come back to haunt our present days, we realized quickly that sometimes love stories didn’t end the way we’d hoped.

Sometimes you were left with only the damage from the storm.

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“After every storm, the sun would shine again.”

“I wished for a miracle, and around the corner was Jax Kilter.”

“The best thing in life that we can ever do is be brave enough to love. Fall in lover with her, and then don’t you ever stop….”

Another heartbreaking and beautifully written second chance romance from author Brittiany C. Cherry. Southern Storms is sure to capture your heart and leave you with so many feels.

Southern Storm follows the story of Jax and Kennedy. The last year or so of Kennedy’s life has been one heck of a roller-coaster ride. When her husband demands a divorce from her, it’s the straw the breaks the camels back. Kennedy flees town and finds sanctuary in her sister’s hometown. The one thing she didn’t see coming was Jax. Jax might be the town’s black sheep and biggest jerk, but there is more to Jax than meets the eye. There’s light in his darkness, but he doesn’t let many see. The connection between these two lost souls proves to be bigger than either one of them could ever imagine and only time will tell if these two lost souls can weather the storm that is about to come for them….

Southern Storms is the kind of story that sucks in you in from the very beginning and captures your soul. From the moment I met Kennedy, I was drawn to and consumed by her. Her story broke my heart. She was so lost, so hurt. She only wanted someone to understand her pain and to love her the way that she needed to be loved. And then there is Jax. Jax is known as the town jerk. He’s rude and closed off. He doesn’t let anyone in, no matter how hard they try. His past consumes him with guilt and makes it so hard for him to move on. And when fate brings these two lost souls together, all bets are off. No matter how hard they try to fight it or how hard they try to stay away, Jax and Kennedy are like magnets. They can’t fight the pull.

The road to happily ever after is quite a bumpy one for Jax and Kennedy. Their story broke me and had me rooting for them to find their happily ever after. I loved watching them trying to navigate their way through all the cards that fate had dealt them. It wasn’t easy, but nothing worth having is. Sometimes love will test you and if you can make it out to see the other side, then you know, your love is powerful enough to weather any storm.

Southern Storms is the true meaning of a second chance romance. The characters are real and raw and were given the best supporting cast. The writing is powerful and beautiful at the same time. Southern Storms is heartbreaking. It’s beautiful. It’s filled with hope and a few surprises along the way. It’s everything I want in a love story and then some…

Southern Storms kicks off the Compass Series with one heck of a start and I can’t wait to see what journey lies ahead for us readers next!

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



Joy Jones was quite the character to take in. That morning, when the sun came up, she walked outside to her front porch and sat down in her rocking chair with a smile on her face and a large cup of coffee. A few of my nosy visitors told me that it was a daily routine for her.

Her silver-dripped hair was tossed up in a messy bun being held together with two knitting needles, and her thick-framed, vibrant-orange glasses sat on top of her head. She wore a vibrant bow in her hair that matched her dress for the day, and she always greeted everyone who passed by her house, even when they didn’t speak back to her. Everyone in town called her Crazy Joy, even though she was the kindest person. Her only odd quirk was that she never left her property.

I wondered how she managed, though. I wondered how she kept living without stepping foot outside of her home. It seemed she hadn’t any children and she didn’t have a caregiver who came to aid her, from what I could tell.

Later that morning, my questions were answered as a blue pick-up truck pulled in front of the house. Needless to say, my jaw dropped to the ground when I saw Mr. Personality step out of the vehicle. He walked his way straight toward Joy’s front porch with his arms filled with grocery bags.

He proceeded to greet Joy. She stood from the rocking chair as he set the bags down on the porch. Then, he hugged her.

He hugged her!

I wouldn’t have thought someone as grumpy as Mr. Personality had the ability to hug someone. The two of them walked inside to put the groceries away, leaving me completely baffled and unable to return to my scheduled reading. It took a lot to break me away from a book. And by ‘a lot,’ I meant a lot. My house could’ve been on fire, aliens could’ve beamed me up, and I would’ve still been trying to get in that one last page. When my own love story was broken, I turned to story books to heal the cracks of my broken heartbeats. When my world fell apart, the story books still believed in happily ever afters. Those books saved me on the days I felt my soul falling victim to the hardest of storms.

Yet, Mr. Personality pulled me away from the words against the page. He made me curious about him walking into Joy’s house. Watching him chat away with her had my mind racing. A few minutes later, when the two of them walked back outside with two glasses in their hands—one with wine, the other with some dark liquor—whiskey, I assumed—I couldn’t stop myself from glancing over to them. Joy kept talking, and Mr. Personality kept responding. Even though I couldn’t hear what they were saying, Joy looked beyond smitten with whatever was being said her way, which forced my own heart to skip a few beats.

Well, I’ll be damned.

The town’s asshole made me swoon.

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Author Brittainy C. Cherry is an Amazon #1 bestselling author.

She has been in love with words since the day she took her first breath. She graduated from Carroll University with a Bachelor Degree in Theatre Arts and a minor in Creative Writing.

Her novels have been published in 18+ countries around the world. Brittainy lives in Brookfield, Wisconsin with her fur babies.

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Review: Down and Dirty (Hot Jocks #5) by Kendall Ryan

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Down and Dirty 
By Kendall Ryan 
Release Day: March 10, 2020 

From New York Times bestseller Kendall Ryan comes a delicious new standalone romance featuring an accidental Vegas wedding and a totally perfect alpha hero.

Remember that time you accidentally woke up in Vegas married to your hot younger guy friend?

That’s basically my life right now.

Mistakes we made, okay?

He’s too young for me. Twenty-three to my thirty.And he’s saving himself for the right girl.

Yup. Apparently I’ve married the last alpha-male virgin on the planet. And my stubborn, oddly traditional, new husband doesn’t want a divorce.

He wants me.

Complicated doesn’t even begin to cover it.

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 of athlete romances 
is perfect for you! 

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“He tastes like red wine and bad decisions, and although I haven’t had a sip of alcohol since that night, one taste of him and I feel instantly drunk.” 

Down and Dirty is the 5th book in the Hot Jocks Series, but can be read as a stand-alone novel. Down and Dirty follows the story of Aubree and Landon. Aubree and Landon are total opposites and their lives have them headed in two completely different directions, but one drunken night in Las Vegas is about to turn their worlds upside down…

Aubree and Landon are two characters that just make you fall instantly for them. Aubree is a fantastic friend, but doesn’t have time for relationships. She’s smart, sassy and completely independent. And then we have Landon. Landon is the younger man, who is on top of his game. He too has reservations when it comes to love and relationships. When you look at all of these facts, these two characters shouldn’t work. They are complete opposites, but you know what they say, opposites attract. And the chemistry between these two burns hotter than ever.

For me, Landon & Aubree’s story takes the cake. I am a huge sucker for these accidental/drunken mistake wedding stories. I mean these types of stories are just so much fun and Kendall Ryan totally knocked it out of the park with Down and Dirty. I was hooked on Landon and Aubree from their very first encounter. The more I read, the more invested I became. I devoured this book in just under 3 hours. That’s right under 3 hours. If that’s not an indication of how much I enjoyed this story, than I don’t know what is? There was just something about Landon and Aubree. I was head over heels in love with the two of them and loved watching them trying to navigate their way to a happy ending. I loved their will they/won’t they moments. Landon was such a sweet guy. He was everything I could possibly want from a book boyfriend. He had me swooning one moment, and breathless in the next. He gave Aubree a run for her money and I just couldn’t wait to see how it would all play out in the end.

Down and Dirty was a fantastic read from beginning to end. It was smartly written and entertaining. I loved the characters and couldn’t stop myself from devouring their story. I thought this story had just the right amount of humor, steam, angst and drama. Down and Dirty hit all the marks for me and is an instant favorite!

*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 
70 times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch 
She lives in Texas with her husband and two sons. 
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Review: Doctor Dearest by R.S. Grey


Dr. Easton is part man, part myth.

He’s a formidable surgeon. Highly respected in his field.

He also happens to be an ex-collegiate quarterback with a classically handsome face.

Are you catching on yet?

He’s horrible.


A walking Ralph Lauren ad.

He’s also so off limits he should come with a warning label: This way lies heartache.

Not only is he an attending at the hospital where I’m training, he’s also my brother’s best friend. If you’ve lost count, that’s two reasons why I plan on putting this ridiculous crush behind me. Besides, it’s definitely not mutual.

Dr. Easton has never once paid me special attention. No tempting smirks. Not even one subtle innuendo. To him, I’m just another resident—all but invisible.


For the last five years, I’ve mentored Natalie in the OR, stayed in line, and kept my hands to myself, but it’s been agonizing.

Natalie is trouble in scrubs. A walking temptation I’ve been forced to ignore.

For so long, I’ve wanted her in silence. By the time fate finally gets around to throwing me a bone, my patience has run out.

Natalie’s brother is leaving town, and he wants me to watch over her while he’s gone.

He has no idea how I feel about her.

Neither does she.

But she will.

Haven’t you heard good things come to those who wait, Natalie?

Well…I’ve done my waiting.

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“Womankind has taken a vote and you are it, Connor, the one we all want.”

“The conviction in his voice, the absolute confidence–it feels like he plunged a dagger coated with poison straight into my gut. His words have seeped into my bloodstream and now he’s infected me, a permanent torture.”

“You’ve done this to me. You’ve turned me inside out.”

Doctor Dearest is the latest romantic comedy from author R.S. Grey. With her signature wit and charm, R.S. Grey has delivered a swoon worthy and unforgettable love story.

Doctor Dearest follows the story of Natalie & Connor. In Natalie’s mind, she doesn’t exist to Connor, but she couldn’t be further from the truth. Connor notices her alright, but the problem is that Natalie’s brother, also happens to be Connor’s best friend. And you know what they say? Sisters are off limits. However, fate has other plans for Natalie & Connor. When Connor’s home is being renovated, Natalie’s brother invites to Connor to stay with them. Suddenly Natalie & Connor are around each other all the time and their attraction to one another is harder to deny. Will Connor & Natalie take a chance and give into their feelings?? There’s only one way to find out…..

Doctor Dearest is romantic perfection. It’s well written and sexy. The characters were a lot of fun and kept me on my toes. I loved the banter between Natalie & Connor and I thought their chemistry was off the charts. The two of them just burned up the pages together and I loved every delicious second of tension. Natalie & Connor were a lot of fun to get to know and I couldn’t help but fall for the two of them.

Natalie & Connor are doctors who love what they do and are good at it. They both live and breathe their work. Connor is arrogant and has good reason to be. That arrogance led to some really great determination. He’s a man that knows what he wants and isn’t afraid to go after it. And then we’ve got Natalie. Natalie is young and at the top of her class. She’s amazing at her job and isn’t afraid to point out when someone is doing something wrong. She’s fiercely independent and guards her heart. Together, these two were an explosive match. Their feeling were real and honest. There were fears that had to be overcome & feelings in desperate need of acknowledgment. I loved watching these two try to figure things out and roll with the punches life threw at them. They kept me glued to the pages and begging for more.

Doctor Dearest is hands down, one of my favorite brother’s best friend romances. From sizzling chemistry, witty banter and entertaining humor, this story gave me all the feels and left me with a huge smile on my face. Yes, there was some drama and angst, but nothing over the top. In the end, I had the happiest of tears in my eyes. This book was everything that I was looking for….

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