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Review: Fated Hearts by Kelly Elliott

It was only meant to be a short trip—up to Chicago for two days and then back to Texas. At least, that was the plan until a massive snowstorm leaves me trapped in Chicago at a local hotel with no definite timeframe of when I can go back home. If that wasn’t a crazy-enough turn of events—I wake up to a beautiful princess standing in my hotel room.

She was definitely a sight to behold, but she’s not the least bit thrilled to see me—think Momma Bear finding Goldilocks lying in her bed type of annoyance.

You see, my princess turned out to be a tired and angry traveler who had been double-booked…in my hotel room. With no rooms left anywhere in the city, we are forced to bunk together to ride out the storm. Now all that’s left to determine is will we survive each other.

After a rocky start and some much-needed rest, Analise and I soon forge a friendship that turns into a no-strings-attached fling.

When the fairytale we got lost in melts away, we have an even bigger storm to weather that we never saw coming. The one where I’m faced with the uncertainty of having to walk away from the one woman who has opened a part of my heart I had thought was as frozen over as the city we found each other in.

Fated Hearts is a stand-alone novel and the last book in the Southern Bride series.

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MY REVIEW

Fated Hearts is the eighth and final book in the Southern Bride Series and let me tell you, author Kelly Elliott saved the absolute best for last….

Fated Hearts captivated me from the very first page. All it too was one encounter with Analise and Roger and I was a goner. Wild horses wouldn’t have been able to stop me from reading. That probably explains how I devoured this book in just a few short hours-it was that good!

Analise and Roger were brought together by a series of chance moments. And while their first encounter may not have started off on the right foot, the chemistry between them was undeniable. I mean so off the charts, you could just feel the tension oozing off the pages.

As a fan of fated lovers, soulmates, and chance encounters I couldn’t wait to see how Roger and Analise’s story would play out. Neither one of them really looking for love, but in the end, love found them.

As much as I loved Analise and Roger together, you had to know that fate was going to make them work for their happily ever after. I mean, fate did her part, and now the rest was up to them. The road to happily ever after had quite a few bumps in store for Anaslie and Roger, but I for one loved every second of it.

Fated Hearts is a fantastic read from beginning to end. From fated lovers to chance encounters and a truly special romance, Fated Hearts checked off all of my boxes and gave me a totally unforgettable love story. There’s not much else left to say other than I thoroughly enjoyed this story and never wanted it to end.

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

Release Blitz with Review: Give Me a Reason by A.L. Jackson

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Release Blitz with Review: Give Me a Reason by A.L. Jackson

A Single-Dad, Enemies-to-Lovers Romance from A.L. Jackson

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“Sexy and heart wrenching, with twists and turns that will have you gasping and begging for more. Give Me a Reason is an unputdownable rollercoaster ride of epic feels.”-Catherine Cowles, author of the Wrecked series

“What a ride! Dark, gritty and undeniably sexy, this romance stole my heart and didn’t let go until the very end.”– KC Booklover

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From NYT and USA Today bestselling author A.L. Jackson comes a single-dad, enemies-to-lovers stand-alone romance about a jaded club owner and his son’s teacher…

Eden Murphy came into my club looking to make some extra cash.
A girl like her didn’t belong in a place like this.
She’d get ripped to shreds.
Most likely by me.
There’s nothing but sweetness dripping from her sexy little body, and I’m the monster who’s salivating to get a taste.

Trent Lawson is the last man I should want.
Dark.
Dangerous.
So wickedly gorgeous he makes my knees weak.
He’s also an arrogant jerk who happens to be my new boss.

When I discover his adorable son is also in my kindergarten class, I know I have to keep my distance.

But neither of us can ignore the attraction that flames.
One glance, and our hearts race.
One touch, and we’re aching for what we can’t have.
One night, and we’re falling fast.

Dragging her into my sordid world is wrong.
It doesn’t matter.
Eden Murphy is mine.

MY REVIEW

“Life is a series of choices. Some are easier made than others. Some take days or weeks or even years of contemplation, while others are made in a split second. Some are destined to be mistakes and others are made of sound judgement and mind. Fueled by wisdom and foresight and discernment. Black and white. But sometimes? Sometimes they are grayed. Blurred. Obscured in a hazy cloud of smoke. Vapors and mist and uncertainty.”

“Heaven. It’d be Heaven, gettin’ you for one minute while on my way to Hell.”

“But guys like us? We didn’t get to rewind or rework our pasts. we didn’t get to make amends because you couldn’t right wrongs this bad. We didn’t get a second chance. Even when we ran, the demons would be right there. Our sins written on our souls. The horrors emblazoned on our minds.”

“We were opposites. All wrong. But I couldn’t shake the sense that I was supposed to be right there. Right then.”

“You said I brought your heart back to life, but Eden, you made mine beat for the first time.”

“Tell me you’re mine. Tell me you’re ours. Tell me you’ll protect him right alongside me.”

Trent Lawson is the complete opposite of what Eden Murphy should be going for. He’s dark, mysterious, and has an air of danger that surrounds him. But, the pull she feels towards him is undeniable. One look. One glance. And all bets are off. Wild horses wouldn’t be able to keep them apart….

Give Me a Reason is the latest emotional and soul-searing romance from author A.L. Jackson. From the moment you are introduced to Trent and Eden, all bets are off. Their story will consume you as the lyrical writing flows through the pages and leaves readers hanging on each and every word.

True to A.L. Jackson fashion, Give Me a Reason is filled with passion and written with a lyrical style that I have come to know and love from this author. The story between Trent and Eden is all consuming. These two characters couldn’t be more opposite if they tried. They seem so wrong for one another, but at the same time, they are oh, so right. Eden is the sweetest woman with a heart of gold. When she loves, she loves fiercely and there is nothing she won’t do for those lucky enough to make it into her inner circle. She is no stranger to pain and heartache and is a character I was able to easily connect with. And Trent…OMG Trent!! He appears to be this rough, tough, broody biker. But, man, once you get to know him, you will be hooked just like I was. He is an amazing father and he too loves those in his life so fiercely. He’s got his fair share of demons and is afraid to fall in love, but Eden makes him want to throw all his issues aside…

There is so much I would love to say and just gush over this book about. At this time, it is incredibly hard for me to put all of my thoughts and emotions into words. Give Me a Reason took me on the most amazing journey and what can I say, A.L. Jackson absolutely slayed me. She slayed me in the best possible way. I was given a powerful and emotional story filled with romance, betrayal, and unexpected twists and turns. It hit all the marks and in the end has just blown me away. Books like this are the reason I love reading. I hope you’ll pick up this book and fall in love with the story just as I have.

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

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

Her bestselling series include THE REGRET SERIES, CLOSER TO YOU, BLEEDING STARS, FIGHT FOR ME, CONFESSIONS OF THE HEART, and FALLING STARS novels. Grab her latest stand-alone, GIVE ME A REASON, now!

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Review: There with You by Samantha Young

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For Regan Penhaligon, there’s no better place to run to than the exclusive Ardnoch Estate in the remote Scottish Highlands. Her impulsive behavior has finally caught up with her and Regan’s visit with her sister, Robyn, is an opportunity to hide from someone who has grown dangerously obsessed with her.

Determined to make amends for her mistakes, Regan plans to repair her relationship with Robyn by staying close. And when an offer of help comes from Thane Adair, Regan gratefully accepts.

Widower, Thane, needs a new nanny housekeeper for his two young children and when they bond with Regan Penhaligon, he offers her the job. But as the weeks pass and the complex American reveals who she really is, Thane struggles with his growing attraction to her.

Regan never expected to feel so intensely for Thane, but she can’t deny her passion for him or her love for his children. When someone from Thane’s past threatens his family, Regan wants to be his pillar of support. However, his continued inability to trust her might just destroy their chance at future happiness… and the person who drove Regan to Ardnoch might snuff out her chance for any future at all.

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MY REVIEW

For Regan Penhaligon, her impulsive behavior has finally caught up with her, so a long over due visit with her sister Robyn is just what the doctor ordered. Regan is determined more than ever to make amends for her mistakes and repair her broken relationship with her sister. The last thing Regan planned for was Thane Adair. Widowed father of two is in desperate need of a nanny and Regan’s past job experience fits the bill. The more time Thane and Regan spend time together, the more their attraction grows…

There with You is a fabulous read from beginning to end. I was captivated from the very first page and was left hanging on each and every word. I connected with Regan right away. On the surface, she appears young and flighty, but once you get to know her, you realize that there is so much more to her than meets the eyes. Regan has amazing strength, determination, a huge heart, and is passionate about the things that make her happy. Thane was the broody single father next door. He doesn’t trust many and thanks to his past, has a lot of insecurities. No matter how hard he tries, Thane can’t stay away from Regan…

While Regan and Thane’s relationship started off with an incredible slow burn, the two of them certainly burned up the pages together. I loved watching the two of them navigate their way through everything life threw at them. They certainly experienced a lot of ups and downs. I loved the fight. The pull. The delicious tension. And those incredible moments that just left me begging me for more.

There with You was everything I wanted and was hoping for. This story was filled with heart and misunderstandings. It had an incredibly satisfying slow burn that will leave readers aching for more. The romance and tension is off the charts. There’s suspense and so much delicious angst! Ugh! I just loved every single minute of Regan and Thane’s story and never wanted it to end.

Fans of Samantha Young, you will not want miss this must-read romance!

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

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Samantha is the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of over forty books, several of which have been nominated for Goodreads Choice Awards. She writes adult contemporary and paranormal romance, YA urban fantasy and YA contemporary fiction. Her books have been published in 28 languages in 30 countries. She resides in Scotland.

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Review: The Bloom Girls by Amy Pine

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Review: The Bloom Girls by Amy Pine

Gilmore Girls meets My Big Fat Greek Wedding in this humorous, multi-generational story about a mother and daughter who discover that life happens when you least expect it.

Gabi Bloom doesn’t believe in signs. She believes in photographic evidence, the view through her camera lens, and the snap of the shutter. It’s why she traveled to Europe—to satisfy her wanderlust and to kick off her photography career. But in Ireland, all of that changed when Gabi gazed into the impossibly blue eyes of an American bartender. She wasn’t prepared for their intense and immediate attraction, or the fact that she’d be bringing Ethan home with her . . . as her fiancé.

Gabi’s upcoming marriage is the cherry on top of her mother’s current predicament. Stumbling toward forty, Alissa is a pastry chef who raised her daughter single-handedly while Gabi’s father traveled the globe. Now her baby girl is getting married after a whirlwind romance and Alissa—well, Alissa is pregnant. Again. And not only is her ex the father, he wants her back. For good. Until she can figure out that part of the puzzle, Alissa is hiding her big little secret even as she helps Gabi plan a happily-ever-after wedding. But somewhere between disaster and hope, life might just bloom in a way that is breathtakingly unexpected . . .

MY REVIEW

As a fan of A.J. Pine, I couldn’t wait to sink my teeth into The Bloom Girls.

The Bloom Girls follows the story of Gabi and her mother Alissa. Gabi doesn’t believe in signs until the unthinkable happens. While in Ireland, she meets her match, a fellow American, Ethan and falls madly in love. You see, Gabi has always been anti-marriage and anti-relationship, due to how things turned out with her parents, but meeting Ethan changed everything…When Gabi returns home with a fiancé she turns more than her world upside down. At 40, Alissa finds herself in a place she never thought she would be again, pregnant. Not only is her ex the baby’s daddy, but they’re not even together. Only, Alissa’s ex wants her back and will do anything to make things right a second time around…

The Bloom Girls is a fantastic read from beginning to end. I found myself utterly consumed with Gabi and Alissa. Their story was incredibly well written. Wild horses couldn’t stop me from reading this book. I never wanted to put it down. Gabi and Alissa were so real and easy to connect with. I loved the way their stories flowed and intertwined with one another. The Bloom Girls is a beautiful story of love and family. It’s a story of secrets and the best intentions. It’s a story of taking risks and being ok that the outcome is different than you anticipated. It’s ok to not have it all together or know all the answers. But, most of all, it’s a story of hope that spans many generations.

The Bloom Girls exceeded my expectations and I never wanted this story to end. This book is a bit of a departure from the books I normally read, but sometimes, that truly is a good thing. I am so glad I picked up this book. If you’re looking for a sweet romance that will give you all the feels and has an amazing family dynamic, The Bloom Girls is a definite must-read!

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

Review: It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey

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Review: It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey

Tessa Bailey is back with a Schitt’s Creek-inspired rom-com about a Hollywood “It Girl” who is cut off from her wealthy family and exiled to a small Pacific Northwest beach town… where she butts heads with a surly, sexy local who thinks she doesn’t belong. 

Piper Bellinger is fashionable, influential, and her reputation as a wild child means the paparazzi are constantly on her heels. When too much champagne and an out-of-control rooftop party lands Piper in the slammer, her stepfather decides enough is enough. So he cuts her off, and sends Piper and her sister to learn some responsibility running their late father’s dive bar… in Washington.

Piper hasn’t even been in Westport for five minutes when she meets big, bearded sea captain Brendan, who thinks she won’t last a week outside of Beverly Hills. So what if Piper can’t do math, and the idea of sleeping in a shabby apartment with bunk beds gives her hives. How bad could it really be? She’s determined to show her stepfather—and the hot, grumpy local—that she’s more than a pretty face.

Except it’s a small town and everywhere she turns, she bumps into Brendan. The fun-loving socialite and the gruff fisherman are polar opposites, but there’s an undeniable attraction simmering between them. Piper doesn’t want any distractions, especially feelings for a man who sails off into the sunset for weeks at a time. Yet as she reconnects with her past and begins to feel at home in Westport, Piper starts to wonder if the cold, glamorous life she knew is what she truly wants. LA is calling her name, but Brendan—and this town full of memories—may have already caught her heart. 

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MY REVIEW

One glance at the synopsis for this book and I just knew I had to get my hands on it. I mean, Schitt’s Creek inspired?! Sign me up!!

It Happened One Summer follows the story of Piper and Brendan. Fresh off of a humiliating break-up, Piper decides to do something wild and crazy to try and save face. Little did Piper know her so called best friend would rat her out and her whole world would get turned upside down. Piper’s step-father has had enough and decides to teach her a hard lesson, and that lesson lands Piper in Westport, Washington. It’s a totally different pace of life there and Piper has to learn to adjust and fend for herself. The last thing she needs is the broody Brendan who thinks he’s got her number. He’s her complete opposite and challenges her in every way. As Piper starts to reconnect and lay down roots in the last place she ever thought, Piper starts to question everything she ever knew. Will Piper stay put and enjoy the simpler life or will she revert back to her old Hollywood ways? There’s only one way to find out….

It Happened One Summer is a fantastic read from beginning to end. I was sucked into this story from the very first page and never wanted to put it down. I adored Piper and her sister Hannah. I loved how they had each other’s back and how Hannah stuck by Piper’s side and endured being cut off. Hannah helped Piper grow and learn that there is more to life than just the glamour they were used to. I love, love, loved the slow burn between Brendan and Piper. They started off as an enemies, but the more they got to know each other, the more impossible their chemistry was to ignore. And let me tell you, this couple is one you want to root for. You want them to learn and grow together, to find a way to move away from their pasts, and take a risk on each other. And yes, they 100% burn up the pages together.

It Happened One Summer is everything I was looking for in a sexy, rom-com. I loved the Schitt’s Creek and small-town vibes. The characters are fantastic, relatable, and will leave you wanting more. This story is filled with friendship, fresh starts, and taking chances. I laughed, I swooned, and even teared up a little. It checked off all of my boxes and I for one hope that this won’t be the last we see of these characters.

I had the best time getting swept up in this story and highly recommend checking this book out!

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

Review: To Sir, with Love by Lauren Layne

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Review: To Sir, with Love by Lauren Layne

Love Is Blind meets You’ve Got Mail in this laugh-out-loud romantic comedy following two thirty-somethings who meet on a blind dating app—only to realize that their online chemistry is nothing compared to their offline rivalry.

Perpetually cheerful and eager to please, Gracie Cooper strives to make the best out of every situation. So when her father dies just five months after a lung cancer diagnosis, she sets aside her dreams of pursuing her passion for art to take over his Midtown Manhattan champagne shop. She soon finds out that the store’s profit margins are being squeezed perilously tight, and complicating matters further, a giant corporation headed by the impossibly handsome, but irritatingly arrogant Sebastian Andrews is proposing a buyout to turn the store into a parking garage. But Gracie can’t bear the thought of throwing away her father’s dream like she did her own.

Overwhelmed and not wanting to admit to her friends or family that she’s having second thoughts about the shop, Gracie seeks advice and solace from someone she’s never met—the faceless “Sir”, with whom she connected on a blind dating app where matches get to know each other through messages and common interests before exchanging real names or photos.

But although Gracie finds herself slowly falling for Sir online, she has no idea she’s already met him in real life…and they can’t stand each other.

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MY REVIEW

This has to be hands down one of the cutest stories I’ve read in a long time!

To Sir, with Love follows the story of Sebastian and Gracie. Gracie would do anything for her family; even if it meant putting her own dreams on hold. After the loss of her father, Gracie steps up and takes over the family business. But, no matter how hard she tries, nothing can change the fact that her business is struggling. The last thing she needed in her life was Sebastian. On the outside, Sebastian seems like a ruthless businessman who just snatches up businesses without a second thought. However, there is so much more to Sebastian than meets the eye. Sebastian has a kind heart and is trying to do what he thinks is best. It’s not personal. It’s just good business, isn’t it??

To Sir, with Love grabbed me from the very first page. Gracie and Sebastian’s story rocked some serious You’ve Got Mail vibes and I absolutely LOVED it! Gracie and Sebastian had a series of serendipitous meetings. One might definitely think that fate wanted these two together! Their chemistry was instant and their banter was off the charts. Too bad, their last encounter makes them realize they are destined to be foes. Gracie can’t stand Sebastian and thinks the absolute worst of him, but I promise you, she couldn’t be more wrong. Sebastian proved himself over and over again and had this reader falling head over heels in love.

To Sir, with Love is one of my favorite reads from author Lauren Layne. It’s smartly written and entertaining. The characters are a lot of fun and are easy to connect with. I adored Gracie and her relationship with her siblings. Sebastian was truly genuine and gave you all the feels. I loved the enemies to lovers vibe with Gracie and Sebastian. It lead to some seriously delicious tension and will they/won’t they moments I just couldn’t get enough of.

In the end, this book was just the read I was looking for. It made me laugh. It made me smile. It made me swoon and fall head over heels for these characters. If you’re a fan of feel-good romances and enjoyed the movie You’ve Got Mail, you won’t want to miss To Sir, with Love. I hope you fall in love with these characters just as I have.

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

Release Blitz with Review: The Fall of a God by Holly Renee

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𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗙𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗼𝗳 𝗮 𝗚𝗼𝗱, 𝗕𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝗧𝘄𝗼 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗕𝗼𝘆𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗖𝗹𝗲𝗿𝗺𝗼𝗻𝘁 𝗕𝗮𝘆 𝗯𝘆 𝗛𝗼𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗥𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗲 𝗶𝘀 𝗟𝗜𝗩𝗘!! 𝗗𝗼𝗻’𝘁 𝗺𝗶𝘀𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗵𝗶𝗴𝗵𝗹𝘆 𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗽𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗰𝗹𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗼 𝗝𝗼𝘀𝗶𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗕𝗲𝗰𝗸’𝘀 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆!

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Innocent. Blameless. Pure. Heartbroken. Josie Vos belonged to the one family I hated more than anything.

And I had forced her to despise me just as much.

It didn’t matter that I had lost track of my plan and fallen for my enemy.

Irrevocably hurt and enraged by my deceit, she had no intentions of doing anything but watching me lose my throne.

The secrets of our families can never be forgotten.

I knew that from the beginning, but I refuse to allow the sins of our families to determine our future.

I should have left her alone and let her hate me.
I didn’t.

I was going to fight for her, even if she now held all the power.

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MY REVIEW

I don’t know about you guys, but ever since finishing The Touch of a Villain, I have been dying to find out what would happen next for Josie and Beck. And let me tell you, I was not disappointed! Author Holly Renee delivered one heck of a ride that left me devouring The Fall of a God….

The Fall of a God picks up right where The Touch of a Villain left off. Josie is left to deal with the aftermath of the events of the last book. She’s hurt, confused, and can’t stop wanting the one guy she should stay away from. She has every right to be furious, but I promise you, what happened isn’t completely black and white. Yes, when it comes to Beck and Josie, there is a lot of hurt and gray area to get passed, but I promise their story is totally worth the crazy ride it takes you.

The Fall of a God is filled with lies, betrayal, and hot, hot, hot moments. What happened with Josie and Beck will have you all twisted in knots. There is so much hurt, distrust, and will they/won’t they moments. But, I have to say, Beck really stepped it up. Yes, there were still moments where I wanted to throat punch him, but he owned his mistakes and worked hard to fix them. His actions when it came to Josie might not always have been smart ones, but in the end, his feelings were genuine and left this reader wanting to know how things would fall into place in the end.

Once I started reading The Fall of a God, I couldn’t stop. I had to know what would happen next and was completely unprepared for the twists and revelations that would come. If you’re looking for a book that will consume you, that’s filled with twists, lies, and betrayal, that has great characters and a romance that will frustrate you, yet have you rooting for a happily ever after, then this is a book you won’t want to miss. The Fall of a God hit all the marks for me and was everything I was hoping for in a follow up to The Touch of a Villain. I truly enjoyed this story and hope this won’t be the last that we see of these characters and the boys of Clermont Bay!

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

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Amazon Top 100 bestselling author of contemporary romance, Holly Renee brings readers a pinch of angst, an indulgence of heat, and the perfect amount of heart in every book.

Born and raised in East Tennessee, she is a married mom of two wild children. When she’s not writing, you can find her reading, pretending to be a dragon for the hundredth time that day, being disgustingly in love with her husband, or chilling in the middle of the lake with her sunglasses and a float.

Holly is a lover of all things romance, Mexican food, Harry Potter, and yoga pants.


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Review: Grace and Glory by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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Review: Grace and Glory by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Danger, betrayal, and enticing forbidden love clash in book three of #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout’s Harbinger trilogy!

When Angels Fall

Trinity Marrow has lost the battle and her beloved Protector. Even with both demons and Wardens on her side, Trin may not win the war against the Harbinger.

Bringing Lucifer back to the world to fight the Harbinger is probably a really, really bad idea, but they’re out of options—and the world’s ultimate fallen angel is the only being powerful enough to impact the outcome.

As Trin and Zayne form a new and more dangerous bond and Lucifer unleashes Hell on earth, the apocalypse looms and the world teeters on the end of forever. Win or lose, one thing is certain—nothing will ever be the same.

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MY REVIEW

“What’s inside you is the gift. It is both grace and Glory, a power that is beyond what your mind can comprehend and yet a power owned by you. Use it to strike through the heart encased in chaos.”

“You are all I ever wanted, even before I knew what I wanted. It was you. It was always you.”

Grace and Glory is the epic finale to the Harbinger Series. It will captivate readers from the very first page and in true JLA fashion, it will take you on one wild and emotional ride…..

Grace and Glory picks up right where the last book left off and hits the ground running. I didn’t know what to think or feel. I was surprised by the turn of events and didn’t know how things would play out. But, one thing I knew for certain is that I implicitly trust JLA, so I just sat back and enjoyed the ride.

The battle between good and evil, an unimaginable ally, and a love story that knows no bounds. Everything has come full circle now and believe me when I tell you, Trinity and Zayne’s story is riddled with shocking twists and turns. There’s so much action to keep you guessing and on your toes. Trinity and Zayne’s journey this time around is not an easy one. There are so many obstacles in their way, including the end of the world. All I can say is that their journey was worth every heart-pounding moment…

As I sit here trying to write my review, I feel like a bit of an emotional mess. This book was everything that I was hoping it would be. It was funny when it needed to be and filled with action. There was romance and a love worth fighting for. There were twists and turns around each corner. I loved getting lost in this book and this series. It was everything I needed and I am so incredibly sad that it’s over. I truly hope that this won’t be the last that we see of these characters…

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

Review: The Insiders by Tijan

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The Insiders is the first in a brand new, page-turning romance trilogy from New York Times bestseller, Tijan!

Bailey is as normal as could be, with a genius IQ and a photographic memory. But still, normal for her. Then, things happen—a guy breaks into her house in the middle of the night to take her hostage. She finds out her father is actually billionaire tech genius Peter Francis, the same guy she’s idolized all her life. She learns all this when she meets dark, mysterious, and electrifying Kashton Colello. He’s an associate of her father’s, and he gives Bailey two choices—go with him and meet her father or survive on her own because those kidnappers are going to try again. It’s a no-brainer.

After this, three things become clear for Bailey:

1. She’s living at her father’s sprawling estate, complete with bodyguards and the best security that money can buy.

2. She’s no longer an only child. She has three siblings and has no idea what to do with them and vice versa.

3. She is being guarded by Kash himself. Personally guarded. And there is a lot of guarding going on there and some of it is going to drive her crazy.

A complete outsider in a world of wealth and decadence, Bailey has to find her way within a family that has more secrets than she could have imagined. One of these secrets could be deadly…

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“He was looking at me like I was his lifeline, and I was feeling the sting. He was reeling me in, one tug at a time.”

My first thoughts after finishing this book are “OMG! What did I just read”? and “When can I get my hands on the next book”??? The Insiders was everything I didn’t know I needed and I couldn’t get enough of it. Yes, this is the cancel all your plans kind of book. You will be sucked into this story instantly and will be powerless to put it down.

Now, I’ll be honest with you. When I picked up this book, I had only read the synopsis for it once. That’s right. One time. I read it when the book was first announced months ago and that was enough for me. So, in a way, I kind of went into this one blind. I really didn’t have a clue as to what I was getting myself into or what I was about to read. All I really knew was that Tijan has a new book coming out and I’ve got to read it. And let me tell you, I am so glad I went into this blind. I loved diving into this book without a clue. For me, it completely enhanced the experience.

The Insiders captivated me from page one. I was hooked. I didn’t have the slightest clue what was going on and I was kept guessing the entire time. This book was completely unpredictable. Even as I was approaching the end, I still had no idea how things were going to go and I loved it. LOVED it!

There’s so much I want to say right now, but I can’t. I won’t do that to you. I want this story to be as much of a mystery for you, as it was for me. Here’s what I can say: Cancel your plans. Be prepared to want to devour this book in a single sitting…but don’t devour it, savor it. There are twists and unexpected turns. Remember, I said this book isn’t predictable and it is super easy to get lost in. There is romance, mystery, intrigue, and moments that will keep you on your toes. And when you come to the end, you’ll be just like me, dying to get your hands on the next book in this series…

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

Release Blitz with Review: To Have and to Hate by R.S. Grey

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R.S. Grey’s new standalone rom-com, To Have and To Hate, is out now! Check it out and order yours today!

Marry a man I barely know to save my family from ruin.
It might’ve been simple, if my betrothed were anybody else.

On our wedding day, my husband-to-be arrived at the courthouse like a black cloud rolling over Manhattan. Walt didn’t crack smiles or pepper in pleasantries as we exchanged hollow vows in front of the judge.

His disdain for me was so palpable I assumed we’d walk out of that ceremony and resume our regularly scheduled programming. But then fate was like, Hold my beer. I got this.

In desperate need of help and with nowhere else to turn, I had no choice but to ignore a crucial rule in our contract: I shall only contact Mr. Jennings II in case of emergency. But hey, what’s a little fine print between husband and wife?

Turns out, Walt’s a stickler for legalese—I think it might be his love language. Oh, and his attitude at the courthouse wasn’t a put-on. My so-called husband is a jerk. He takes what he wants without giving any consideration to other people—specifically ME, his blushing, contractually-obligated bride!

I knew life with Walt would be no honeymoon, but a marriage of any sort should still come with a few standard guarantees:

To have and to hold.
For richer or poorer.
In sickness and in health.

But after experiencing Walt’s version of wedded bliss, I say let’s forget about all that lovey-dovey crap and just take me straight to death do us part.

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Oh, my gosh! I love, love, loved this book. Marraige of convience stories are my jam right now and this one takes the cake!

To Have and To Hate is the latest romance from author R.S. Grey and it doesn’t disappoint. From the moment I picked up this book, I was sucked in. Elizabeth and Walt were the most unlikely pair, getting married for all the wrong reasons. You see, Elizabeth would do anything for her family, even if they don’t deserve it. So, she marries Walt as a way to save her family. But, don’t think Walt is in this marriage out of the goodness of his heart. He’s got an agenda of his own and is used to getting what he wants. Unfortunately for Walt, Elizabeth is way more than he bargained for…

To Have and To Hate is a fun read from beginning to end and is everything I look for when reading a marriage of convenience romance. Told from Elizabeth’s point of view, the reader is sucked in from the very first page. Elizabeth is smartly written with a touch of snark and isn’t going to put up with Walt’s crap. She may have been born rich, but in no way acts like it. She’s just a girl who’s always been ignored that wants to find her own way and make a name for herself. She is everything Walt should stay away from, but can’t. And Walt…Walt was seriously rocking the whole “Mr. Darcy” vibe. He had this quiet intensity about him. You could never tell what he was truly thinking or feeling. His intensity added so many amazing moments to this story. Those will they/won’t they moments that just leave you begging for more. The slow burn started oh, so slowly, and turned into a raging hot inferno. Yes, if you know me, you know I’m not always the biggest fan of the slow burn, but boy did it ever work for this story!

To Have and To Hate checked off all of my boxes. The tension. The snark. The angst. Ugh! I just gobbled it up. Seriously! All. The. Feels. This book is easily a top read of mine for 2021. Simply put, I loved everything about this story, and is one I can see myself re-reading many times. To Have and To Hate is an absolutely fabulous read and I hope you’ll fall head over heels for Elizabeth and Walt as I did.

*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 rsgrey.com

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