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Release Blitz with Review: Say It’s Forever by A.L. Jackson

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Say It’s Forever

A Close Proximity, Single Parent Romance from A.L. Jackson

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My loves! It is HERE! I am so excited to share SAY IT’S FOREVER with the world! I’m so in love with these beautiful characters, and I can’t wait for you to fall in love with them, too!

“Oh my heart and my soul……this book took both and I’m never getting them back!” -Melissa ❤️ bookaddict_fanatic

“Dark, gritty and undeniably sexy, this romance stole my heart and didn’t let go until the very end.”-Kelly, Goodreads Reviewer

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TITLE: SAY IT’S FOREVER

RELEASE DATE: MARCH 28TH, 2022

From NYT and USA Today bestselling author A.L. Jackson comes a close proximity, single-parent stand-alone romance about a woman on the run and the man who will do anything to save her…

Jud Lawson found me stranded in the rain.
Broken down on the side of the road in a deserted neighborhood with my piece of crap car.
I wasn’t looking for a hero, and definitely not one who looks like him.
An obscenely hot, mountain-of-a-man who screams danger.
But I have little choice other than climbing onto the back of his bike.

One look at Salem Aguilar, and I’m hooked.
The girl is devastation wrapped in a black, seductive bow.
A knockout.
A dream.
Turns out, she needs a job, and I need the help.
Now I have a vixen strutting around my shop, and I’m the fool who’s itching to reach out and take what he can’t have.

But neither of us can ignore the burning attraction.
The fire that leads to a kiss.
A kiss that has us falling into my bed.
The connection that has me wanting the one thing I’d never thought I could have again.
Because monsters like me don’t deserve love.

Only Salem has a secret, too.
She’s been running for years, and her past just caught up to us…

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MY REVIEW

“Attraction was something you couldn’t control. It was instant. Unstoppable.  Awakened in a beat before you even knew what was happening.”

“All of us need someone on our side. Someone to lean on when times get tough.”

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

Some choose light in this life, Salem, others choose darkness. And some? Some get lost along the way, but inside of them, they burn with the fire of goodness.”

“Say it’s forever. ” “It’s forever, baby. Today, tomorrow, and always. “

Trying to find the words to articulate what I’m feeling right now and I’m coming up empty. I’m speechless.  I’m in awe. I am totally blown away. Say It’s Forever is an instant favorite and top read. This story is fire. It’s romance. It’s the definition of true love. Jud and Salem and absolute magic.

Say It’s Forever is the kind of story that consumes you from the very first page. The characters will capture your heart and burrow themselves into your soul, making you connect with them on a deeper level that you just never saw coming.

There is something just incredibly special about an A.L. Jackson novel. When you pick it up, you know you’re about to go on a life-changing, soul-searing journey and this book is no exception. A.L. Jackson’s lyrical and spellbinding writing never disappoints and always leaves readers salivating for more.

There is so much I wish to say about this book. I want to shout from the rooftops what a beautiful and heartbreaking story this is. I’m crying all of the happy tears right now. This story was so beautiful and just so much more than I ever expected. I honestly never saw it coming. The characters are real and raw. They’re beautifully broken, unforgettable, and written with so much depth. Their story is so intense, it will consume every fiber of your being. In true A.L. Jackson fashion, she has written an incredible story that will stick with you long after you reach “The End”.

No good love story would be without its share of ups and downs, and boy do Jud and Salem get put through the wringer. Their story is tough. It will tug at your heart and at times, make you feel like your heart is being ripped out of your chest. But, I promise you, the journey is so worth it.

Say It’s Forever is a heartbreaking and beautiful second chance romance.  It’s filled with pain, intensity, and love. The twists and turns will knock you off your feet and when the pieces of the puzzle finally come together, you’ll be left breathless. Al Jackson has really outdone herself with this book. This is a definite top read for 2022!

*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, FALLING STARS, and REDEMPTION HILLS novels. Grab her latest stand-alone romance, SAY IT’S FOREVER, now!

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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Review: Hearts in Motion by Kelly Elliott

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Review: Hearts in Motion by Kelly Elliott

Brighton Rogers thought her life was as normal as normal could be, even better than normal. She has a thriving career as a lawyer in Boston. Friends and family back in her hometown of Boggy Creek love and adore her. And her boyfriend, Luke Morrison, showers her with love and attention, making her life finally feel complete.

But when Brighton discovers what life with a famous actor is all about—her normal life is turned upside down. All this time, Brighton felt that what they shared was genuine, that Luke was her forever; but now she can’t help but wonder if it was all an act. Was she playing a role she had no idea she’d been cast in? So, she does the one thing she can do and runs straight back to the safety of Boggy Creek.

Luke Morrison never imagined he would entertain the thought of leaving behind his successful career as an actor. Not just any actor, one of the top paid actors in Hollywood. But the moment he meets Brighton on a blind date, his life is changed forever. The only problem is balancing his career while attempting to keep his private life just that…private.

When one too many misunderstandings happen because of the press, Brighton breaks up with Luke, causing him to rethink what lies ahead in his future. A future he cannot imagine without Brighton Rogers in it. But Brighton is no ordinary woman and winning her back will force Luke to make one of the biggest sacrifices he’s ever made; one he is positive he can make because a life without Bree in it, is no life at all.

Now, to win back the love of his life and prove to her she is all that matters to him…

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MY REVIEW

“The moment my mouth covered hers, I knew everything was going to change. My life was about to get very complicated, and I was going to turn Brighton Rogers’s world upside down.”

“The way he made me feel, the way he kissed me back. It was like he was giving me his soul. And I greedily took it while I gave my own to him as well.”

“I have a feeling that love–true love–the kind that makes your breath catch in your throat and your heart feel like it’s in a free fall, only comes into our life once. Don’t let it slip through your fingers.”

Brighton and Luke’s story consumed me from the very beginning. This book was everything I could ask for in a swoon-worthy, small-town romance!

Hearts in Motion is the 5th book in the Boggy Creek Series but can be read and enjoyed as a standalone novel. When we first meet up with Brighton, she’s returned home with a broken heart. The last thing she expected was to see the love of her life show up in her hometown. You see, a misunderstanding rocked their foundation to its core, leaving them both heartbroken. Now, Luke is a man on a mission. His mission is to win back the woman he loves, no matter what it takes…

Hearts in Motion is my absolute favorite in this series so far. I was hooked on Luke and Brighton from their very first encounter. The feisty Brighton was just what Luke needed in his life. Brighton never held back and always spoke her mind. And for a man like Luke, it was refreshing. I loved the way the two of them were brought together. The sparks were instant and their chemistry contagious. Despite their fears of being in a relationship, Brighton and Luke were helpless to stay away from one another.

The road to happily ever after definitely wasn’t an easy one for Brighton and Luke. Mistakes were made and words were said that broke their hearts. As sad as it made me, this gave Luke the opportunity to really examine his life and see what really mattered the most. I really enjoyed watching these two navigate their way through all the ups and downs a relationship and fame can put you through.

In the end, Hearts in Motion was just the small-town romance I was looking for. The characters captured my heart and demanded that I read their story in just a single sitting. I can’t get enough of the Boggy Creek community and Brighton’s mom was no exception. She was exactly what you would expect of a small-town mom, who just wanted the best for her family and I just adored her.

If you’re looking for a small-town romance that is consuming, swoon-worthy, and destined to leave you with all the feels, look no further. Hearts in Motion is just the book you’ve been waiting for. I hope you’ll fall head over heels for this story and these characters as I have.

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

Review: Hook, Line, and Sinker by Tessa Bailey

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Review: Hook, Line, and Sinker by Tessa Bailey

King crab fisherman Fox Thornton has a reputation as a sexy, carefree flirt. Everyone knows he’s a guaranteed good time–in bed and out–and that’s exactly how he prefers it. Until he meets Hannah Bellinger. She’s immune to his charm and looks, but she seems to enjoy his… personality? And wants to be friends? Bizarre. But he likes her too much to risk a fling, so platonic pals it is.

Now, Hannah’s in town for work, crashing in Fox’s spare bedroom. She knows he’s a notorious ladies’ man, but they’re definitely just friends. In fact, she’s nursing a hopeless crush on a colleague and Fox is just the person to help with her lackluster love life. Armed with a few tips from Westport’s resident Casanova, Hannah sets out to catch her coworker’s eye… yet the more time she spends with Fox, the more she wants him instead. As the line between friendship and flirtation begins to blur, Hannah can’t deny she loves everything about Fox, but she refuses to be another notch on his bedpost.

Living with his best friend should have been easy. Except now she’s walking around in a towel, sleeping right across the hall, and Fox is fantasizing about waking up next to her for the rest of his life and… and… man overboard! He’s fallen for her, hook, line, and sinker. Helping her flirt with another guy is pure torture, but maybe if Fox can tackle his inner demons and show Hannah he’s all in, she’ll choose him instead?

In the follow-up to It Happened One Summer, Tessa Bailey delivers another deliciously fun rom-com about a former player who accidentally falls for his best friend while trying to help her land a different man… 

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MY REVIEW

Hook, Line, and Sinker is the much-anticipated follow-up to It Happened One Summer and is a must-read romantic comedy.

Hook, Line, and Sinker follows the story of Hannah and Fox. Fox is a man with a reputation and is known for giving the ladies a good time. But when Fox meets Hannah, all bets are off. Hannah isn’t falling for his charm or antics. For the first time in Fox’s life, a woman wants to be just friends. However the more time these two spend together, the more the lines of friendship start to blur…

Hook, Line, and Sinker was everything I was hoping it would be and then some. I loved the slow-burning romance between Hannah and Fox. These two were amazing friends and had an undeniable connection. Fox could charm the pants off of anyone, but Hannah refused to just be another notch on his bedpost. I really loved watching these two grow from friendship to more. I loved how much faith Hannah had in Fox, the way she built up his confidence, and showed him that even a player deserves more.

Hook, Line, and Sinker is a smartly written and entertaining romantic comedy. I loved being back in Westport and catching up with Piper and Brendan. Hannah and Fox’s story had me hooked from the first page and had me devouring their story in just a few short hours.

In the end, all that’s left to say is that I loved and adored this book. It checked off all of my boxes and was just the romantic comedy I was hoping it would be. Hook, Line, and Sinker is the perfect book to spend your day getting lost in. I hope you will fall head over heels for Hannah and Fox just as I have.

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

Release Blitz with Review: Juniper Hill by Devney Perry

Release Blitz with Review: Juniper Hill by Devney Perry

Juniper Hill by Devney Perry is now live!

Memphis Ward arrives in Quincy, Montana, on the fifth worst day of her life. She needs a shower. She needs a snack. She needs some sanity. Because moving across the country with her newborn baby is by far the craziest thing she’s ever done.

But maybe it takes a little crazy to build a good life. If putting the past behind her requires a thousand miles and a new town, she’ll do it if it means a better future for her son. Even if it requires setting aside the glamour of her former life. Even if it requires working as a housekeeper at The Eloise Inn and living in an apartment above a garage.

It’s there, on the fifth worst day of her life, that she meets the handsomest man she’s ever laid eyes on. Knox Eden is a beautiful, sinful dream, a chef and her temporary landlord. With his sharp, stubbled jaw and tattooed arms, he’s raw and rugged and everything she’s never had—and never will. Because after the first worst day of her life, Memphis learned a good life requires giving up on her dreams too. And a man like Knox Eden will only ever be a dream.

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My Review

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

“Knox was a good man. He was as reliable as the sunrise. As breathtaking as the Montana sunsets. He was the type of person I wanted Drake to become.”

“Let me make it clear. You are mine. Drake is mine. For all of your todays and each of your tomorrows. Mine.”

The latest addition to the Edens Series is here and I couldn’t be more excited about it. It’s no secret that I absolutely loved Indigo Ridge, so when I heard about Juniper Hill the bar was set high. And let me tell you, Deveny Perry obliterated the bar and gave me one heck of read to start off 2022 with.

From the moment I picked up Juniper Hill I was hooked. Memphis had the weight of the world on her shoulders and was looking for a much-needed fresh start with her baby boy. What she didn’t plan for was Knox. Knox is the ultimate book boyfriend. Sure Knox had his fair share of heartbreak, enjoyed his solitude, and wasn’t looking for love, but the moment he laid eyes on Memphis, it was like someone had flipped a switch, and I couldn’t wait to see how it would all play out.

Juniper Hill delivered on every front. The characters are real and perfectly flawed. The moment you meet them, you can’t help but want to know more. I loved all of the good moments and all of the hard ones too. I loved the ease of the relationship between Memphis and Knox, and the way Knox treated Memphis’s little boy just tugged on my heartstrings. They took their time getting to know each other, building a solid foundation. Both of them trying to move past the pain and disappointment of the past.

And just when I think I couldn’t possibly love the Eden family more, they had to go and prove me wrong. The Eden family took Memphis in and gave her the fresh start she needed. They showed her what a real family should be and what it was like to have someone in your corner with no strings attached. The Eden family is the real deal.

As you can tell, there is just so much to love about Juniper Hill. Devney Perry has once again delivered an unforgettable, swoon-worthy small-town romance. This must-read romance will leave readers utterly captivated and unable to put down. It’s a story of second chances that left with stars in my eyes one minute and tears the next. I laughed. I swooned. I was on the edge of my seat. In the end, I was taken on one heck of a ride and left with all the feels.

I loved everything about Juniper Hill from beginning to end and can not wait to get my hands on the next book in the Edens Series!

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

Meet Devney
Devney is a USA Today 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: Indigo Ridge by Devney Perry

Release Blitz with Review: Indigo Ridge by Devney Perry

Indigo Ridge by Devney Perry is now live!

From USA Today Bestselling Author Devney Perry comes a small town, enemies-to-lovers contemporary romance.

Winslow Covington believes in life, liberty and the letter of the law. As Quincy, Montana’s new chief of police, she’s determined to prove herself to the community and show them she didn’t earn her position because her grandfather is the mayor.

According to her pops, all she has to do is earn favor with the Edens. But winning over the town’s founding family might have been easier if not for her one-night stand with their oldest son. In her defense, it was her first night in town and she didn’t realize that the rugged and charming man who wooed her into bed was Quincy royalty.

Sleeping with Griffin Eden was a huge mistake, one she’s trying to forget. He’s insufferable, arrogant and keeps reminding everyone that she’s an outsider. Winslow does her best to avoid Griffin, but when a woman is found dead on Eden property, the two of them have no choice but to cross paths.

As clues to the murderer lead to one of Quincy’s own, Griffin realizes Winslow is more than he gave her credit for. Beautiful and intelligent, she proves hard to resist. For him. And the killer. 

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My Review

“One morning spent in a rocking chair, and the world had shifted. Like going for a ride and veering off the main path to get a look from a different angle, and then discovering that the trail you’d been on was lacking in every way imaginable.”

“…Sank in with her. Deeper and deeper. She pulled. I followed.”

“I don’t think I could quit you if I tried.”

I loved, loved, loved this book!! What an amazing start to the Edens Series! Winslow and Griffin had me hooked from page one and left me hanging on each and every word…

Indigo Ridge is the first book in The Edens Series and it follows the story of Winslow and Griffin. When we first meet up with Winslow, she’s new in town and is determined to make a name for herself, win over her co-workers, and the town’s founding family, the Edens….The last thing Griffin has time for is the newest resident in Quincy. Every chance he gets, he reminds Winslow that she’s an outsider. Winslow does her best to stay away from Griffin, but fate had other plans for these two…

Winslow was one tough cookie! Life hasn’t exactly been a walk in the park for her and she dealt with everything life threw at her with an unimaginable grace. She is the type of person who never gives up, listens to her gut, and always sticks to her guns. And then we have Griffin. Griffin loves his family and loves his community. He’s not a fan of newcomers and can be a jerk when you don’t really know him. There is more to Griffin than meets the eye and he is definitely an unforgettable book boyfriend.

I loved the romance between Griffin and Winslow. The moment these two were around each other, you just knew that one night was never going to be enough. Their chemistry was off the charts and just oozed off the pages. I loved the way their relationship just flowed. It was an incredible slow burn that just left you aching for more. Ugh! I just couldn’t get enough of these two together.

If the incredible romance wasn’t enough to keep you glued to the pages, Devney Perry threw in a mystery that will keep readers guessing. I loved trying to figure out what was going on and putting all of the clues together. I had my suspicions and was pleasantly surprised when it all came together in the end.

Indigo Ridge hit all the marks for this reader. Indigo Ridge is a captivating and entertaining read. It’s well written and will easily consume all your thoughts. If you’re like me, you won’t be able to put this book down. I personally devoured it in just a few short hours. Indigo Ridge is the perfect blend of romance, drama, and suspense. I loved all the small-town feels and enemies to lovers vibe. I loved the danger and I loved that this author kept me on my toes. Honestly, I loved every moment of this story and can not wait to dive further into this series!

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

Meet Devney

Devney is a USA Today 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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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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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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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.

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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!

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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*