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Release Tour with Review: Wed Like Wildfire by Lauren Helms

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Wedding planner, Cassie Winters can’t wait to find her own happily ever after, and when she meets wedding hater, Theo Abbot, she realizes she’s got her work cut out for her. Theo’s grumpy, set in his ways, and determined to never fall in love again, but the more time they spend together, the more Cassie begins to wonder if she can change Theo’s position on love. Fans of Claire Kingsley and Kaylee Ryan will adore WED LIKE WILDFIRE by Lauren Helms, a steamy, grumpy sunshine romance.

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Once upon a time, there was a grumpy CEO who met a wedding planner who never stopped smiling…

You could say that I live and breathe weddings and love, and as a wedding planner, a happily ever after is the main event. So when I learn that Theo Abbot absolutely hates weddings, that should be my clue to run for the hills as fast as my sexy little black stilettos will take me.

But I digress.

I’m on the hunt for my own epic love story, one T-Swift herself could write a song about. Which means unavailable and seemingly uninterested CEOs are off limits. Even if the man oozes sex appeal and his grumpiness turns me to mush.

A little flirting never hurt anyone.

Cassie Winters shines so bright I need a pair of Ray-bans to look directly at her. Problem is, once I’ve set my eyes on her, I can’t seem to look away. The woman is a walking, talking promotion for all things love and happiness.

Hand me an antacid.

Counting, on one hand, the amount of times I’ve failed in my life, leaves me knowing I won’t ever do “love” again. I’m set in my ways and not even this sexy little spitfire could sweet talk me out of my decision to never get married.

Yet it only took one drink to derail that plan.

But, things aren’t always as they seem and when real life gets in the way of this fairy tale, we’re both forced to take a hard look at what we truly want.

Are we both ready to wed or is this a wildfire that’s about to burn out?

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“Kissing Theo Abbot is easily my new favorite pastime.”

“For the first time in my life, Cassie, I’m tempted to say fuck it and do what’s best for me and not for the company.”

“I was completely fine on my own.” “But then I found the fucking sun. And I couldn’t look away. I was blinded by all things you, and it wasn’t until I lost you that I realized you changed everything I thought I knew.”

Wed Like Wildfire is grumpy sunshine perfection. Lauren Helms completely knocked it out of the park with this book and it is hands down, one of my top reads for 2023!

Cassie and Theo are top notch and I found myself invested in them instantly. They were so easy to connect with. I adored brokenhearted, grumpy Theo and his work ethic and love for his sister. No matter how hard he tried, he was no match for Cassie’s charm. Despite all of Cassie’s misses with love, she still believed in it and couldn’t wait to find the one. I loved getting to know her and what made her tick. The tension and chemistry between Theo and Cassie was utterly delicious. I lived for each interaction and couldn’t wait for this grumpy CEO’s world to be turned upside down.

There wasn’t a single thing I didn’t love about this book. From the utterly delicious romance between Cassie and Theo to Ruth, the meddling matchmaker grandma, to the side characters whose stories I can’t wait to get my hands on. If you’re looking for a book that’s not only going to make you swoon but hit you with all the feels, you won’t want to miss Wed Like Wildfire by Author Lauren Helms.

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I hear my sister and Mateo agree with her, and the woman continues.

“I mean, just look at the stage. It features more than fifty hand-painted scenic backdrops. It’s just absolutely remarkable.”

Despite the fact that I could get lost in this woman’s voice, I don’t appreciate that she barking up the wrong tree trying to sell this space to my sister.

I come to a stop behind the three of them, my attendance going unnoticed. I resist the urge to clap for her performance, but interrupt her words with my own instead.

“Well done, sounds like you could sell religion to the damn Pope.” Harsh, but I don’t like when people think they can take advantage of us just because we have money.

Both my sister and the woman startle. Mateo snorts. I glance at Nora and the glare I’m getting could cut ice, but I’ve survived the look before. I nod a hello at Mateo before sliding my gaze to the best damn saleswoman in the world.

Taking in the woman standing in front of me, no goddamn joke, my heart skips a fucking beat. I draw my hand out of my pocket and slowly rub my chest absentmindedly.

The woman is utterly exquisite. Her soft blond hair is braided in a way that is messy but perfectly styled and falls over her shoulder with strands of soft gold framing her face. A face that at first glance looks flawless. I’m unable to continue my perusal as I’m stopped in my tracks by two sparkling blue eyes staring back at me. Taking in all of her, I see that the smirk she wears tells me she’s not about to let me get away with what I’ve just said.

“No doubt you are correct, Mr. Abbot. However, I wouldn’t attempt something so outrageous.” Her eyes gleam. “I was just telling Nora and Mateo some very well-known facts about this beautiful cathedral.” She glances up and waves her hand around as if to encompass the whole space.

“Theo, this is Cassie Winters, our wedding planner. It’s nice of you to join us,” Nora bites out in a pleasantly terse tone. She walks up to me and kisses my cheek. As she pulls away, she whispers, “Be nice.”

I ignore her and focus on the wedding planner. Cassie.

“Well, I’m just confused as to why we are even here, Ms. Winters. Or is it Mrs.?” I ask.

She doesn’t miss a beat. “Ms. Thank you. And we are here because the couple getting married”—she gestures to Nora and Mateo—“wanted a tour.” Her tone straddles the line of condescending and courteous. And it’s sexy as fuck.

Nora punches me lightly in the side, typical sister shit. “Yes, I asked if we could check out the cathedral as well as some other places. We’ve already ruled some out due to availability, but this place has an opening twelve months from now,” she informs me as she walks back over to Mateo, lacing her fingers through his. His eyes flash as he looks down at her.

“I thought you didn’t want to wait a year,” I say, my eyes darting back at Cassie. She stands there, smiling with fucking stars in her eyes at Nora and Mateo.

“True, but places book up quickly, and I wasted too much time floundering before hiring Cassie,” Nora says.

I nod. Makes sense. I take a second to look around this place. I want to vomit, it’s so extra. We may have grown up with silver spoons in our mouths, but we didn’t grow up around such fancy-ass stuff such as weddings in the Scottish Rite Cathedral.

“Why the grumpy face?” Cassie’s beautiful voice breaks me out of my stupor.

“Oh, no, that’s his normal face,” Nora tells her.

“I don’t understand why you picked this place. It’s a church…”

“Are you not religious, Mr. Abbot?” Cassie interrupts.

“I’m not sure why that matters to you,” I snap.

Her eyes widen a tad at the venom in my tone. “You said it’s a church.”

“You didn’t let me finish, Ms. Winters. I was saying, it’s a church that was built in the ’20s and this place fits, like what? Twelve hundred people? Do you even know that many people, Nora?” I stuff my hands in my pockets out of frustration.

“No,” Nora offers shakily.

“Mr. Abbot, the theater space is only one of the locations available for a ceremony. This was our first stop. I wanted them to get the full tour,” Cassie says and I so badly want to ask her to call me Theo, but I don’t know if I’ll like the way she says my name more than the way she calls me Mr. Abbot.

I grunt, not having time for this argument. “Okay, then let’s look at a more accommodating space.”

“You know what, I think this place has lost its magic for me,” Nora grumbles. “Let’s check out that last place on my list. I know Theo has a busy schedule.”

“If you are sure, we can head over to INDUSTRY then,” Cassie says as she follows Nora and Mateo toward the exit.

I’m not into games. I’m not going to ask Nora if she’s sure or apologize for raining on her parade with this place. It’s not a good fit for her. She knows it. I know it. And this ridiculous wedding planner needs to learn it if she wants to keep my sister as a client.

Cassie walks by me, her shoulder nearly brushing mine, and my senses are immediately taken over by a soft smell of amber and vanilla.

“I’m so happy that you were able to join us today,” she says softly. I look down at her. She’s a few inches shorter, and the sparkle in her eyes is mischievous.

Clenching my jaw, I don’t reply as she walks on by, but the urge to wrap my hand around her arm and pull her back to me is strong.

I think what gets under my skin the most is that she has yet to drop the smile this whole time. Is it stuck on her face? Is this a Botox gone wrong? She doesn’t look like the type of woman to be obsessed with Botox, but what the fuck do I know?

I close my eyes for a minute to gain my wits.

One, two, three…

About Lauren Helms

Lauren Helms is a romance author her nerdy and flirty contemporary words. Lauren has forever been an avid reader from the beginning. After starting a book review website, that catapulted her fully into the book world, she knew that something was missing. While working for a video game strategy guide publisher, she decided to mix what she knew best–video games and romance. She decided to take the plunge and write her first novel, Level Me Up. Several published novels later, Lauren created PR company, Indie Pen PR, to help other authors promote their books.

Lauren lives in Indianapolis, Indiana sharing her love of books and video games with her own Gamer Boy husband and three young kid nerds who will hopefully grow up to share the love of things that united Lauren and her husband on their own happily ever after.

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Release Blitz with Review: Rising by Micalea Smeltzer

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Rising by Micalea Smeltzer is now live!

I’m not the kind of guy that gets attached.

After my parents passed away, I learned nothing is forever.

Not the fame my band is gaining or the girl I might be falling for despite our “no-strings” relationship.

With so many changes in a short amount of time, I find myself spiraling further and further with no end in sight.

Except maybe rock bottom.

Then the unthinkable happens.

Kira gets pregnant and if I don’t get my life together, I’m about to lose way more than I ever bargained for.

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“Rush is a rush. He gives me a high no one and nothing else can.”

“It’s not often dreams come true, but when it does it shatters walls, walls you’ve built to protect your heart from the fact that you might never reach them.”

“Love is the only thing capable of redeeming even the darkest of souls.”

“You can choose to focus on the bad, all the wrongs that have been done to you, or you can rise from the ashes like a phoenix and choose a rebirth instead.”

When we first meet up with Rush and Kira, they’re both looking for a no-strings-attached fling. But when Kira winds up pregnant, their no-strings fun quickly gives them a reality check they never saw coming. If they ever want a chance at a real future, Kira and Rush must face the demons from their pasts…

Rush and Kira’s story is nothing short of a wild and emotional ride. From the moment you meet these two, their chemistry just oozes off the pages and no matter how stubborn or how hard they try to fight it, they can’t deny the feelings they have for one another. Too scared to face the intensity of their feelings, mistakes are made and devastating words are said. All of this leads Rush to spiral and do the unthinkable. Before he knows it, he hits rock bottom. Hitting rock bottom was ultimately the best thing that could have happened to Rush and Kira. At the time, it didn’t seem that way. Both Kira and Rush were stubborn and thought they could handle everything that life threw at them. But it wasn’t just about the two of them anymore. They had a lot of growing up to do and they had to face their pasts. Their journey to happily ever after definitely wasn’t an easy one. It was frustrating and filled with lots of bumps and heartaches. Despite their mistakes, I loved watching Rush and Kira evolve as characters and wild horses couldn’t stop me from rooting for them to find their way back to one another.

Rising is a beautiful story of grief, love when you least expect it, overcoming your past, and second chances. This story deals with tough moments that will tug at your heartstrings and leave you with all the feels. Rising is a fabulous addition to the Wild series and I can not wait to 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*

Meet Micalea

Micalea Smeltzer is a twenty-something author from Northern Virginia. She has four dogs, which is as crazy as it sounds. As a recent kidney transplant recipient she’s dedicated to raising awareness around the effects of kidney disease, dialysis, and transplant as well as educating people on living donation.When she’s not writing you can catch her with her nose buried in a book.

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Review: The Love Wager by Lynn Painter

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Review: The Love Wager by Lynn Painter

Hallie Piper is turning over a new leaf. After belly-crawling out of a hotel room (hello, rock bottom), she decides it’s time to become a full-on adult.

She gets a new apartment, a new haircut, and a new wardrobe, but when she logs into the dating app that she has determined will find her new love, she sees none other than Jack, the guy whose room she’d snuck out of.

Through the app, and after the joint agreement that they are absolutely not interested in each other, Jack and Hallie become partners in their respective searches for The One. They text each other about their dates, often scheduling them at the same restaurant so that if things don’t go well, the two of them can get tacos afterward.

Spoiler: they get a lot of tacos together.

Discouraged by the lack of prospects, Jack and Hallie make a wager to see who can find true love first, but when they agree to be fake dates for a weekend wedding, all bets are off.

As they pretend to be a couple, lines become blurred and they each struggle to remember why the other was a bad idea to begin with.

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I fell head over heels for Lynn Painter’s writing with Mr. Wrong Number, so when I heard about The Love Wager, I couldn’t wait to dive in. The Love Wager follows the story of Jack and Hallie. Jack and Hallie met at Jack’s sister’s wedding and ended up having a one-night stand. Hallie never thought she’d see Jack again, but fate had other plans. When Hallie logs into a dating app, hoping to find love, she finds Jack instead. Together, the two of them concoct a plan to become partners in the search for the one…

The Love Wager was such a fun and entertaining read. I fell for Jack and Hallie instantly. They rocked the friends-to-lovers trope. I loved how easy and genuine they were together. Their banter was witty and full of life. And we can’t forget about the explosive chemistry that drew me into their story and left me hanging on each and every word. I loved how real the author made their story with a true outlook on just how hard online dating can be.

I loved everything about The Love Wager from beginning to end. Jack and Hallie’s story was full of blurred lines, life and laughter and I just couldn’t get enough of it. If you’re a fan of friends-to-lovers romances with light drama and witty banter, you won’t want to miss The Love Wager!

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

Release Blitz with Review: Jasper Vale by Devney Perry

Release Blitz with Review: Jasper Vale by Devney Perry

Jasper Vale by Devney Perry is now live!

Eloise Eden’s pride and joy is her family’s hotel in Quincy, Montana. Her lifelong dream is to own The Eloise Inn. All she has to do is prove to her parents that she’s the epitome of responsible. That her days of being duped and making reckless decisions are history. She’s so close she can taste it.

Until after one weekend in Las Vegas, she comes home married to a stranger.

Jasper must have put her under a spell with those soul-deep eyes because after a single night together, they woke up husband and wife. Her only hope is to keep this marriage a secret until it’s annulled. Then she’ll pretend it never happened.

Except Jasper begs her to stay married. To fake it for three months so she can accompany him to a wedding. Maybe she’s lost her mind to agree. But her brooding husband seems desperate. It’s only three months, right? Then she’ll say goodbye to Jasper Vale, and with any luck, hello to her new hotel.



“That tender heart was as beautiful as the starry night sky outside.”

“We were a storm. Two souls lost in the pouring rain.”

I absolutely adored Jasper Vale! This book was well-written, sexy, and filled with lots of heart. It grabs readers from the first page and will leave you wanting more…

When we first meet up with Jasper and Eloise, we find Elosie letting loose and being wild and free for once. But, what Eloise didn’t count on was finding herself married to Jasper. The two of them barely know one another and want to fix their mistake before things get out of hand, but getting a marriage annulled is a lot harder than you might think. When life and other forces come into play, Jasper and Eloise find more and more reasons to stay married.

Jasper Vale is a fantastic addition to the Edens series. I’ve been dying to get my hands on Eloise’s story and it did not disappoint. Eloise was really easy to connect with. She strived for perfection and wanted nothing more than to run the Eloise Inn. She has a huge heart and is genuine with every person she meets. And then we have Jasper. Jasper is quiet and broody. Thanks to his past, he finds himself closed off and doesn’t let many know the real him. Eloise is the exception to all of his rules and notions. Together these two rock the grumpy sunshine trope like no other. Their chemistry was instant and intense. Despite not knowing each other well, they tried hard to make things work and gave each other as much as they could. Sure, they both had their faults and issues, but I loved, loved, loved watching them trying to navigate their way through their fake relationship.

In the end, Jasper Vale was everything I hoped it would be and I couldn’t help but devour it in a single sitting. I was captivated from the very first page and wild horses couldn’t have stopped me from reading this book. This book was filled with family, love, passion, and some pretty great twists and turns. I loved everything about this book from beginning to end and can’t say enough nice things about it. It was the perfect read to snuggle up on the couch and get lost in. I can’t wait to see what Devney Perry has in store for us next.

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

Meet Devney 

Devney is a USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author who lives in Washington with her husband and two sons. Born and raised in Montana, she loves writing books set in her treasured home state. After working in the technology industry for nearly a decade, she abandoned conference calls and project schedules to enjoy a slower pace at home with her family. Writing one book, let alone many, was not something she ever expected to do. But now that she’s discovered her true passion for writing romance, she has no plans to ever stop.

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Release Blitz with Review: Promise Me Always by A.L. Jackson

Release Blitz with Review: Promise Me Always by A.L. Jackson

Promise Me Always by A.L. Jackson is now live! 

I should know better than to let Tessa McDaniels pretend to be my fiancée.

I’m a dark, dangerous disaster who leaves destruction in his wake.

But when she offers to pretend to marry me to help me get my kids back, I can’t refuse. They are the one thing I have left to fight for.

Milo Hendricks found me at my lowest.

Battered and broken by my ex with no place to call home. When he insists I stay at his cabin with him, he sparks the feelings I’ve tried to suppress.

He’s only supposed to be my friend, but every time he comes in the room, he makes my knees weak.

This gorgeous, tatted, mountain-of-a-man who’s riddled with secrets.

Tessa is everything I crave but can’t have.

I shouldn’t touch her.

Shouldn’t make it real.

But she’s a red-headed flame I can’t resist, and I can’t help but take her to my bed.

Now we’re falling into an abyss of passion and need.

Loving her is easy.

Only we’re tied in ways we don’t know.

I’ll do anything to protect her, but it’s my past that might destroy her in the end…

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“Life is made of messes. I’d be more than glad to clean this one up for you.”

“I felt her. I felt the shift in the air and the tremble of the ground the warm energy that infiltrated the space. I needed to guard myself against it. Ignore the pull that tugged and whispered and coaxed a gravity I’d do best to resist. I never should have asked her to stay here because there wasn’t a single piece of me that could handle her presence.”

“We fight for the ones we love, Milo. It’s who we are. It’s in our blood. And we fight to the end.”

“I think I’d break any rule for you, Milo Hendricks”

Seeing a new book hit my kindle from A.L. Jackson makes me as giddy as a kid in a candy store. I know I’m in for a treat, that I’m about to be taken on a rare and special journey. And when it comes to Promise Me Always, A.L. Jackson pulls out all the stops, tugs on my heartstrings, and delivers in every possible way…

Promise Me Always is the fourth book in the Redemption Hills series and follows the story of Milo and Tessa. Tessa will do anything for those she loves, even if it means putting herself in a terrible situation. Milo finds Tessa at her lowest and offers her a salvation she never knew existed. Together these two forged an instant and unforgettable bond. A friendship that would be put to the test and blossom into something truly amazing. The odds might be stacked against them, but wild horses couldn’t keep these two apart.

Promise Me Always hooked me from the very first page. Tessa and Milo were two broken and battered souls. Like recognized like and drew these two together like a moth to a flame. Their chemistry was instant and intense and led to a delicious slow burn that left me salivating for more. All that being said, the road to happily ever after was not a simple one for these two. There were lots of obstacles and ghosts from the past that had to be laid to rest, but I can promise you, the journey was so worth it in the end.

Promise Me Always was everything I had hoped it would be. It was a beautiful story of second chances, hope, forgiveness, and redemption. A story of letting go of the past and discovering that sometimes, bad things happen to good people. That sometimes when you’re back is against the wall, you’d do the unthinkable to protect the ones you love.

A.L. Jackson has once again blown me away with this unforgettable love story and her lyrical storytelling. Promise Me Always made me feel and experience so many incredible things. And I honestly can’t say enough about how incredible this book is. I hope you’ll pick up Milo and Tessa’s story and fall head over heels for it as I did.

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

Meet A.L. Jackson 

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

If she’s not writing, you can find her hanging out by the pool with her family, sipping cocktails with her friends, or of course with her nose buried in a book.

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Year In Review: My Top Reads of 2022!

Year In Review: My Top Reads of 2022!

2022 has been another crazy and stressful year that has thankfully left us with a lot of good reads and hope for 2023. Despite all of the challenges 2022 brought us, it has been one heck of a year for amazing reads. This year, I read over 362 books, discovered lots of “new to me” authors, and trying to narrow that list down was tough. I have just read so many amazing, life-changing, blow-me-away, knock-my-socks-off books. Amazingly enough, this year, I was able to keep my list at 14. These 14 books have given me all the feels. They’ve made me laugh, cry, swoon, and taken me on some of the best journeys.

I hope you enjoy my top 14 and the quotes I’ve pulled….

Juniper Hill by Devney Perry

“That was the problem with that line. Every time he was around, I wanted to cross it.”

Wright Rival by K.A. Linde

“I want all of your dates. Every single one of them.”

Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover

“People say you fall in love, but fall is such a sad word when you think about it. Falls are never good. You fall on the ground, you fall behind, you fall to your death. Whoever was the first person to say they fell in love must have already fallen out of it. Otherwise, they’d have called it something much better.”

Broken Crown by Rachel Van Dyken

“I’ll always love you, the best way I can, sometimes that means from a distance.”

Darling Venom by Parker S. Huntington

“She was broken. I was destroyed. This had disaster written all over it.”

Floored Karla Sorenson

“Don’t be so consumed with what you’re missing that you stop paying attention to what’s in front of you.”

Force by Cassandra Robbins

 “I’m going to take you to the edge it’s up to you if you see God!” 

Say It’s Forever by A.L. Jackson

“Sometimes the scariest journeys are the ones where the lost finally find the right path to lead them home.”

Second to None by K.A. Linde

“He wanted to be around me as much as I wanted to be around him. No matter the time or distance between us, the want was always there. It had always been there. And being around him again in this city made me want him more than ever.”

In Chaos We Reign by Amo Jones

“You can’t put time on a bond that burns endlessly.”

The Highland Fling by Meghan Quinn

“You know, sometimes I think we get caught up in the idea that our jobs make or break us as humans, when that’s not the case at all. A job is a means to make money and provide for yourself. I think it’s the relationships we cultivate, the energy we put out into the world, that define us. You could be a billionaire with all the riches in the world, but that wouldn’t mean your life was truly rich.”

Mad Love by Hannah McBride

“This man was everything I’d ever wanted, and a lot I hadn’t dared hope for.”

Untying the Knot by Meghan Quinn

“Your heartbeat is the cadence of my life, and without it in my palm, I’m an aimless wanderer.”

Maestro by Auden Dar

“Our love is like the stars we used to admire at night in Tanglewood. Even when they’re hidden, they’re still bright and constant.”

Release Tour and Review for The Broadway Series Relaunch by Allie York

Release Tour and Review for The Broadway Series Relaunch by Allie York

The Broadway Series is relaunching with new titles and gorgeous new covers! Allie York brings you five steamy, suspenseful romance reads with everything from single parents and secret admirers, to surprise babies and more – all in one heartwarming series.

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Between running a successful business and attempting to pen a best-selling novel, I don’t have the time or energy for the kind or romance I love to write about.

So, I let it fall to the wayside.

The thing is, life has a funny way of delivering what you need when you least expect it. And trust me, I was not expecting a poodle to be the one delivering a sexy Brit into my world.


A tragic accident left me with time for only one woman in my life – my little sister, Amelia. Raising a teenager is enough work without adding in the hassle that comes with relationships.

But when my disobedient dog, Clark, crashes into a sexy dog trainer and practically bows at her feet, the attraction is immediate.

The chemistry between us is hard to fight and Jovie fits comfortably in my life with Amelia.

It’s all or nothing when someone else decides they want to change the game. Someone deadly, who has their sights set on what’s mine.

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My Review of Chance

This is my first book by Allie York and it certainly won’t be my last!

Between running her own business and attempting to write a best-selling novel, Jovie doesn’t have time for love. But when a chance encounter with a disobedient dog has Ewan crashing into her life, Jovie’s left wanting things she never anticipated.

I was pulled into Jovie and Ewan’s story from the very first page. The sparks between the two of them were instant and I loved the push and pull. Neither one of them was looking for a relationship, but fate had plans of its own. The road to happily ever after certainly wasn’t an easy one for these two. Jovie’s crazed client certainly stirred up trouble, keeping things interesting and leaving me on the edge of my seat as the story played out.

This series is off to one heck of a start and I can’t wait to see what adventure is in store for us next in the Broadway series.

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Change Blurb


Raising Ollie alone hasn’t been an easy task but there was no other option. Thirteen years ago, I let his father walk away – without knowing the truth.

I always thought it was for the best. Maintaining the secret about Ollie’s true parentage seems like the right thing to do.

But a chance run in with Jacob stirs up all the emotions I thought I’d left in the past and sends my world crashing down around us.

I’m forced to come clean and share my son with a man I never thought I’d see again.

I didn’t think we’d have forever…


My life is nothing like I planned.

As if the death of my mother wasn’t enough, I managed to lose my wife and the roof over my head in one fell swoop. But, my ex’s infidelity isn’t the end of the lies. Returning to my hometown brings a whole new set of obstacles, including a son I never knew I had.

While Lydia’s world is tumbling, I’m realizing this could be my chance at the family I never knew I was missing.

Everything threatens to tear us apart.

I’m fighting for my family, while Lydia is battling her heart.

It’s a vicious game of tug-of-war because life and emotions are never simple. But, we could have had forever, can I convince her we could have it again?

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My Review of Change

“All the stuff I never knew I wanted was locked away in that house…”

Oh, man! I thought the first book in this series kept me on my toes, but boy was I in for a real treat with the second book in this series.

Book 2 follows the story of Jacob and Lydia. Their relationship starts off with a bit of an unconventional start. It was supposed to be a summer of fun. No promises. No falling in love. But, life had other plans in store for these two. When Jacob leaves for the job of his dreams, Lydia’s world gets turned upside down in the most unexpected way. It will be 12 years before these two former flames are reunited and once Jacob discovers what he’s missed out on, he’s a man on a mission who will do anything to get Lydia back.

I absolutely loved Jacob and Lydia’s story. It was consuming and entertaining at the same time. It checked off some of my favorite tropes: taboo/forbidden elements, second-chance romance, and surprise baby. The characters were relatable and intriguing. The plot was well-paced and kept me sucked in the entire time. I adored Jacob and Lydia as a couple. Sure they had their imperfections and didn’t always communicate best, but I think that’s what made them so real and relatable. Their road to happily ever after was filled with many obstacles for them to overcome and I thoroughly enjoyed their journey.

Another great read from Allie York. I can’t wait to start book 3.

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

Chase Blurb


In less than a week, I’ve found myself homeless and alone.

What else is a girl to do when life keeps kicking me down? The only thing I know how.

Start over.

With a couple of bags and a scrap of paper, I put myself on a bus and set off across the country to the one friend I know I can turn to.

I had no intention of falling in love.

Then I found a notebook.


I’ve always been the underdog. Coming into this world four minutes behind my twin brother Beck has never bothered me. Being burned, both literally and figuratively by Beck is a different story though.

With a failed engagement, a sick mother and a party-boy brother, most of my life is a blur.

Until I see her.

But lots of words and a dark cloud from her past threaten to tear it all apart.

Will she be able to see past the secrets to find who truly admirers her?

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My Review of Chase

This is the third book in the Broadway Series but can be read and enjoyed as a standalone novel. Book 3 follows the story of Harriet and Briggs. Harriet will capture readers’ hearts instantly with her tough life and free spirit. Everything that could go wrong for Harriet does, and just when she thinks life is going to give her a break, it throws more obstacles her way. Briggs’ life has been anything but easy. He always seems to be in competition with his unworthy brother. I couldn’t help but root for Briggs to find some form of happiness.

Overall, I thought this book was an enjoyable read. I liked Briggs and Harriet together. I thought they had wonderful chemistry and they definitely had me rooting for them. I loved that their story kept me on my toes not only in the romance department, but it also had its fair share of mystery and intrigue. All in all a great addition to this series.

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

Choose Blurb


Single mom, fearless, perpetually loveless.

With an ex-husband in prison and a feisty daughter to raise on my own, there was no time for anything else.

Sure, I may have needed a lot of things, but a man was not one of them. In fact, a man was the reason for every bit of misery in my life.

But, when a new girl joins my daughter Axel’s ballet class, with the company of her tall, tatted, sexy and very single dad, my ideas about men start to shift. Getting to know Griffin and his daughter, Celia, makes it harder to ignore not trying my hand at love again.

If only my head and my heart can see that we are worth it.


Single dad, inked, badass.

Believe me when I tell you, no one was more surprised than me to find out that I had a kid – a daughter. Five years old when some social worker dropped her in my lap. My life was literally flipped upside down. Instead of late nights with loose women, I found myself home in time for bedtime stories and a house filled with more pink stuff than I could ever imagine.

With my priorities now firmly shifted from fun to family, falling for Cori is easy. Especially when her own daughter, Axel, breaks through Celia’s hard shell.

Now if I could just convince Griffin that one family together is better than two apart.

I’ve got my work cut out for me since we’re all a little tattered & bruised.

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My Review of Choose

Book 4 is by far and away my favorite book in this series so far. From the moment you meet Cori and Griffin, you will be immediately captivated by their story. Cori is a single mom with her own share of baggage, just trying to do the best for her daughter. Finding love was the last thing on her mind until Griffin walked into her life. Griffin is best known for his playboy ways, but when he finds out he’s got a daughter he never knew about, he does a complete 360. He would move heaven and earth for his daughter. This former playboy is in for quite the journey and when he sets his sights on Cori, all bets are off.

I absolutely loved Cori and Griffin’s story. I knew one day, Griffin would meet a girl who would turn his world upside down and I am so happy that day has finally come. Cori and Griffin had some insane chemistry that just oozed off of the pages. Both of them had their own share of baggage and obstacles to overcome, but their journey was so worth it. I loved every second of this story from the plot to the romance to the twist that kept me on my toes. My only complaint is that this story came to an end.

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

Cherish Blurb


Okay, maybe running away from my family and moving cross country with my boyfriend was a bad idea. A really bad idea.

For two years I let a man dull my shine and to leave me beaten and broken until I couldn’t take any more.

With a new life growing inside me, I know it’s time for me to go back home, even if my family never forgives me for the hurt I have caused.

The last thing I’m looking for is for someone to save, especially when I’m trying to save myself.

But something about Beck pulls me in.


I’m a horrible person. I know it and so does everyone else.

Everyday it gets harder to dull the pain and forget the past.

After waking up in a seedy hotel with a woman I don’t even recognize, I’m sure my life isn’t even worth it any more.

I’m just about to end it all when my salvation stumbles into my lap.

Meredith has every reason to push me away. But, I’m determined to prove to her (and myself) that I am the better man.

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My Review of Cherish

I can’t believe I’ve finally reached the end of the Broadway Series! It’s been such a fun and wild ride and book 5 doesn’t disappoint.

Meredith returns home after a long two years away when life has thrown her more than she can handle. The last thing she expected was to fall, literally into the hands of another man. Meredith’s life is more complicated than anyone could imagine and when Beck enters the picture, it’s game over. Will Beck turn out to be the knight in shining armor Meredith never saw coming? There’s only one way to find out…

Now I’ll be honest, getting to know Beck from the previous stories, I wasn’t 100% sure about him or whether or not his character could be redeemed, and boy was I glad to be proven wrong. I loved seeing Beck’s world get knocked off its axis. Not only did meeting Meredith change his ways for the better, but it also opened his eyes to a future he never knew he wanted. Meredith certainly wasn’t without her faults. She had her own past and mistakes to make up for and despite the warnings, she heard about Beck, the moment she met him it was like all the stars aligned and I was excited to see how their story would play out.

All in all, I think book 5 is an excellent addition to this series. This story was well-written and entertaining. I thought Meredith and Beck made the perfect match and loved their instant chemistry. Their story was filled with its share of ups and downs, but the journey was worth it in the end. I’m so glad that this author decided to write Beck’s story.

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

Excerpt from Chance, book one in The Broadway Series

Copyright 2022 Allie York

We hadn’t even made it to the mailbox before the leash was pulled from my hand and the hard plastic was bouncing behind him as he bolted down the street. I growled a series of curses worthy of making a sailor blush and took off in a run after him, screaming his name. Once I caught him, his slow painful death was inevitable. I would kill him and relish every second of it. I lost sight of him as I rounded a corner and skidded to a halt, nearly tripping over a crack in the sidewalk. I spotted him as he ran full-force into someone walking their dog and panicked. It wouldn’t be the first person my idiot dog leveled on a walk.

I took off as fast as I could, yelling at him, only to find the woman holding his leash with a very pissed off expression. I let her place the leash in my hand, doubling over to catch my breath and being assaulted by my own stupid animal. Her sheepdog stood still by her side in statuesque annoyance. I apologized, asking if he had knocked her over, to which she responded with a curt, “No.” The woman held out a card. Fantastic. My horrid beast had run into a dog trainer. A very lovely dog trainer.

About Allie York

I’m a mom, wife, and dog groomer by day. At night I write contemporary romance. I love funny dog videos, I read naughty books, and drink too much coffee.

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Blog Tour with Review: Untying the Knot by Meghan Quinn

Blog Tour with Review: Untying the Knot by Meghan Quinn

“Your heartbeat is the cadence of my life, and without it in my palm, I’m an aimless wanderer.”

UNTYING THE KNOT, a brand new steamy, witty, emotional romance full of heart and humor from USA Today bestselling author Meghan Quinn, is Now Available in all formats! Dive into this romantic comedy sure to keep you on your toes. One-click your copy today!

A spin-off from the #1 Amazon bestsellers, A Not So Meet Cute and So Not Meant To Be, USA Today bestselling author Meghan Quinn brings you a heart-warming, yet hilarious full-length novel on what life is like after the happily ever after.

Ryot Bisley is my husband.

Yes, the former third baseman for the Chicago Bobbies and absolute heart throb of the Windy City. That Ryot Bisley.

The first time I ran into him, he was grumpy, a horrific host, and left me on his sofa with nothing but a nylon baseball flag to use as a blanket.

The second time, he reluctantly bought me dinner, stared at my chest the entire night, and still sported that permanent frown.

The third time . . . well, that was a game changer. His smile captured me, his teasing charmed me, and his touches excited me.

So when he was called up to the majors that didn’t stop us from knocking it out of the park and all the way down the aisle.

Eleven years later…I’d love to say we’re happy as ever but the man who sent me dirty text messages every day is long gone and Mr. Frowny Face is back.

He’s so focused on trying to build a life after baseball that he doesn’t see the life we’ve already created together. . .so I make the hard decision and serve him divorce papers.

Problem is…my husband refuses to accept those papers. Instead, he has a new game plan that makes untying the knot of our marriage a little tricky. And just when I thought I wanted to be traded . . . he’s slowly, tantalizingly roping me back in.


“Your heartbeat is the cadence of my life, and without it in my palm, I’m an aimless wanderer.”

Untying the Knot left me an emotional, exhausted mess. This story really put me through the wringer with all of its angst and feels. Wild horses couldn’t have stopped me from devouring each second of this story. Untying the Knot is real, honest, and messy. Its utter perfection will consume you and leave you gasping for more.

From the moment I picked up this book, I was consumed. I was completely lost in Ryot and Myla’s story. Ryot and Myla were the dream team. Their banter and chemistry was contagious. They fought hard to be together through all the curveballs life kept throwing at them. But, somewhere along the way, life happened. They both lost their way and before they knew it, they were in for the fight of their lives.

I loved everything about this book from beginning to end. When I say Ryot and Myla’s story consumed me, I mean it CONSUMED me. I was addicted and couldn’t get enough. From the banter and chemistry to the hate and disappointment. To the moments that tugged on my heart and left me ugly-crying. This book had it all and was everything I never knew I needed. Ryot and Myla’s story was real, honest, and at times hard and I think that’s why I loved it so much. The journey wasn’t easy, but boy was it an incredible one.

Untying the Knot is hands down one of my favorite reads for 2022 and is probably one of my top reads from this author. If you’re looking for a book that will hit you with all the feels and isn’t afraid to hold back, you won’t want to miss Untying the Knot.

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

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Review: A Light in the Flame by Jennifer Armentrout

Review: A Light in the Flame by Jennifer Armentrout

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout comes book two in her Flesh and Fire series…

The only one who can save Sera now is the one she spent her life planning to kill.

The truth about Sera’s plan is out, shattering the fragile trust forged between her and Nyktos. Surrounded by those distrustful of her, all Sera has is her duty. She will do anything to end Kolis, the false King of Gods, and his tyrannical rule of Iliseeum, thus stopping the threat he poses to the mortal realm.

Nyktos has a plan, though, and as they work together, the last thing they need is the undeniable, scorching passion that continues to ignite between them. Sera cannot afford to fall for the tortured Primal, not when a life no longer bound to a destiny she never wanted is more attainable than ever. But memories of their shared pleasure and unrivaled desire are a siren’s call impossible to resist.

And as Sera begins to realize that she wants to be more than a Consort in name only, the danger surrounding them intensifies. The attacks on the Shadowlands are increasing, and when Kolis summons them to Court, a whole new risk becomes apparent. The Primal power of Life is growing inside her, pushing her closer to the end of her Culling. And without Nyktos’s love—an emotion he’s incapable of feeling—she won’t survive her Ascension. That is if she even makes it to her Ascension and Kolis doesn’t get to her first. Because time is running out. For both her and the realms.

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“For the first time in my life, I felt like I was more than a destiny I’d never agreed to. More than the embers I carried within me. I felt like…more.”

You know you’ve read a good book when it leaves you absolutely speechless and that’s what this book has done to me.

Picking up where A Shadow in the Ember left off, we are faced with the truth about Sera’s plan and the fallout it leaves behind. Even after shattering the trust between herself and Nyktos, Sera remains determined to destroy Kolis at any cost. Nyktos has a plan, but in order for it to work he must find a way to work with Sera. The last thing these two need is to acknowledge the passion that burns between them. Bound by destiny and duty, Nyktos and Sera’s story takes readers on an unforgettable journey…

A Light in the Flame is brilliantly written and will capture your attention from the very first page. Nyktos and Sera’s story absolutely consumed me. The push and pull, the undeniable connection…Ugh! I just couldn’t get enough. You knew these two characters were meant to be, it was only a matter of time before they weren’t able to deny it anymore. I live for those moments.

A Light in the Flame is filled with romance and betrayal, revelations, and crazy twists all leading up to an unforgettable ending that will leave you begging for the next book. I lived for all of the angsty and heart-pounding action. The sense of duty, fate, and destiny had me devouring each and every word. A Light in the Flame is a fantastic addition to the Flesh and Fire series and I can not wait to see how things play out in the next book.

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

Review: Wicked by Amo Jones

Review: Wicked by Amo Jones

I remember the day he walked through our front door, bloodied and broken with the kind of torment that breeds, but never dies. Papa had one rule for him. Stay away from his daughter.

He didn’t.

Years later, he crashes back into my life and tears down all of the walls I built up around myself. We’re both hiding secrets, but when the mafia world collides with the MC world, the shrapnel could destroy everyone around us.

Now the president of the Chicago chapter, not even I was prepared for his return. He’s going to see that I’m no longer the precious princess of the Cosa Nostra, and I won’t play his games anymore.

He’ll play mine.

This is a story about two souls destined to be together, but who are trapped in bodies that hate each other. It’s what happens when you both let love kill you.

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“She stared at me from across the room. It was the exact reason why I loved her. She was reckless with her need for me. She didn’t give a fuck who was watching. I felt it, she sure as fuck felt it, and I’m one thousand percent everyone in this goddamn room felt it.”

“Love was a distraction to destruction. Nothing more, and nothing less.”

“Because with Wicked, he needs to own you. All of you. Every animalistic tendency that man has comes out to play with you when he’s fucking you. He fucks to own you, not sleep with you.”

After weeks of teasing, Wicked is finally here! And let me tell you, this book is twisted and boundary-pushing. It makes you question everything and leaves you on the edge of your seat wanting more…

One thing I can count on with an Amo Jones book is that she’s going to pull out all the stops and test every single one of my boundaries and Wicked is no exception. Wicked is intense from the very first page and will keep you captivated the entire time. This story hits the ground running and had my head spinning, not knowing which way was up or which was down. The romance, web of lies, betrayal, and twists kept me on my toes the entire time. And just when I thought I knew the direction this story was going to take, the carpet was pulled out from under me, and I fell further into the rabbit hole.

Wicked is probably one of Amo Jones’ darkest books yet and isn’t for the faint of hearts. Wicked is brilliantly written and completely consuming. This is the kind of book that you’re going to hate one minute and love the very next. The chemistry between Wicked and Ruby is explosive and will leave you all twisted up in knots. If you’re looking for a hearts and flowers type of read, Wicked is not for you. But, if you love dark and twisted tales, go into this story blind. Heed the warnings. Trust the process, and enjoy because you are about to be taken on a crazy, wild ride.

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