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

✨✨ ℍ𝕠𝕥 ℕ𝕖𝕨 ℝ𝕖𝕝𝕖𝕒𝕤𝕖✨✨

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!

#𝟭-𝗰𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗸 𝘁𝗼𝗱𝗮𝘆!

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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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*


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

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*

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

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Release Blitz with Review: Bet The Farm by Staci Hart

Release Blitz with Review: Bet The Farm by Staci Hart

Bet the Farm is LIVE and available from your favorite online book retailer! This heartfelt, flirty story of opposites attract from Staci Hart is just what you need. Happy reading! 💕

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Olivia Brent has one summer to save the dairy farm she just inherited.

But there’s one problem, and it’s not her lactose intolerance.

Jake Milovic.

The brooding farmhand has inherited exactly fifty percent of Brent Farm, and he’s so convinced the city girl can’t work the land, he bets she can’t save it in a summer. 

Determined to prove him wrong, Olivia accepts what might be the dumbest wager of her life.

His strategy to win seems simple: follow her around, shirtlessly distracting her between bouts of relentless taunting. And it’s effective—if his dark eyes and rare smiles aren’t enough to sidetrack her, the sweaty, rolling topography of the manbeast’s body would do the trick.

What they don’t know: they’ll have to weather more than each other. 

Mysterious circumstances throw the farm into disarray, and with the dairy farm in danger, Olivia and Jake have to work together. But when they do, there’s more to fear than either of them imagined.

Because now their hearts are on the line, and the farm won’t be the only casualty if they fail.


“If Frank taught me one thing, it was that there was always hope. In the darkest night, at the lowest low, there is always hope.”

“Mine. The word was a rush of thunder, a roar in my ribs, the knowledge pure. I couldn’t fathom how I hadn’t known. How I missed something so plain, so clear.”

Bet The Farm was one of my most anticipated reads of 2021 and Staci Hart does not disappoint. Bet The Farm is the kind of enemies to lovers romance I can’t help but swoon over. With exciting banter and explosive chemistry, Jack and Olivia’s story hits all the marks and will keep you begging for more.

Bet The Farm is a small town, second chance romance with an enemies to lovers flair. The main characters are Jack and Olivia, two characters that will have you sucked into their story instantly and dying to know what will happen next. When we first meet up with Olivia, she’s returned to the only place that’s ever been home. She’s just inherited her pop’s farm but is hit with an unexpected twist. Jack is the brooding farmhand, has to split the farm 50/50 with Olivia. The last thing he wants is some city girl blowing into town changing things. He doesn’t think she can hack it and she is desperate to prove him wrong. Before either one realizes it, there will be more at stake than just the farm….

Bet The Farm was everything I was looking for and then some. I love, love, love small-town romances and when you add in the enemies to lovers element, I know I’ve got a great read on my hands. Staci Hart did a fabulous job making these characters not only feel realistic but easy to relate to and envision. The sparks and chemistry between Jack and Olivia were instant and consuming. I loved watching the two of them banter and Olivia’s determination to prove Jack wrong. The antics between the two of them led to some pretty hilarious moments and left me dying for more. These two characters also shared some pretty great will they/won’t they moments. You could just feel the tension radiating off them.

Now, the road to happily ever after wasn’t all sunshine and roses for these two. Staci Hart definitely threw some obstacles their way and added a little mystery to their already complicated story. There were some moments where I definitely wanted to shake Jack and yell at him to stop before he put his foot in his mouth further. Despite all the challenges and frustrating moments Jack and Olivia faced, I couldn’t help but root for them to find their way to one another and get the happily ever after they deserved.

If you’re a fan of stubborn females and grumpy heroes, you can’t go wrong with Bet The Farm. This story is a small-town romance with some wonderfully humorous and entertaining moments. Staci Hart has written a fabulous story in her signature style that will make readers laugh, smile, and swoon. Bet The Farm is written with a lot of heart and is sure to leave readers with a huge smile on their faces.

I had a fabulous time getting swept up in this story and can’t wait to see what this author has in store for us readers next!

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

Staci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life — a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can’t forget that. She’s also been a mom, with three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She’s been a wife, though she’s certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She’s also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she’s been drinking whiskey. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, sleeping, gaming, or designing graphics.

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Release Blitz with Review: Beneath the Stars by A.L. Jackson

Release Blitz with Review: Beneath the Stars by A.L. Jackson

Beneath the Stars

A Friends-to-Lovers Rockstar Romance from A.L. Jackson

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“Haunting. Exquisite. Hot. AL Jackson slayed me heart and soul. Beneath The Stars is a definite favorite and re-read for 2021. I couldn’t get enough of this epic tale of love and redemption.” -Michelle Heard, USA Today and Wallstreet Journal bestselling author

“Beneath the Stars is nothing short of amazing and I wish that I could give it ten stars.” -Veronica’s Reading Vault

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From NYT and USA Today bestselling author A.L. Jackson comes a friends-to-lovers romance about an unattainable rockstar and his best friend’s younger sister…

Maggie Fitzgerald is the last girl I should think about taking to my bed.

On the cusp of turning 21, she has her whole life waiting out ahead of her. Sexy AF while still radiating an innocence that I know better than to taint.

And here I am, itching to reach out and touch a girl who is so forbidden that just thinking about her feels like committing a mortal sin.

Thing is, I love playing with fire.

Rhys Manning is everything I shouldn’t want.

Country-rock’s newest superstar.

Fun. Wild. Ready to show the world a good time.

He’s so off-limits it isn’t even funny.

So out of reach he might as well be a poster tacked on my wall.

Too bad every time he looks at me, my heart races out of control.

Now, I’m stuck living with him for the entire summer…

We’re only supposed to be friends. Still, I should have known it was a terrible idea when I started sneaking into his room. Especially when it’s clear he’s keeping secrets.

Secrets that might destroy us both.

One touch, and I want more.

One kiss, and I’m spiraling out of control.

I know it’s reckless to start dancing in the flames.

But in exchange for getting to spend one night with this brooding bad boy? I might be willing to get burned…


“Life is messy, Rhys. It doesn’t matter who I’m with or who I care about. They’re going to have messy bits. Just like I have mine.”

“Three feet seperated us. A world. A chasm. A breath. A whisper.”

“Sweet Siren.” That’s what she was. A song in the storm. Lulling me into peace when it was gonna be my demise.”

“Be with me for now, Rhys. Tell me that right now, I belong to you and you belong to me. I feel your burden, I feel your heart, and I know you’ll never love me, and I know we’re not supposed to pretend, but I need it, Rhys. I need to feel this for a bit. We never know how long we have, and this is the first ture, real thing I’ve ever had.”

A.L. Jackson has spun a beautiful and soul-wrenching love story that is sure to grab readers by their hearts and leave them gasping for each and every word…

Let’s face it, I can’t say it enough. No one and I mean no one writes lyrical and angsty romance like A.L. Jackson. Her stories are about incredible journeys that the reader will feel deep in their very core. Beneath The Stars is no exception. Beneath The Stars is an unforgettable love story that will capture your heart and soul from the very first page. Rhys and Maggie’s story is one filled with incredible heart, pain, and oh, so much love. These two will pull you into their story right away and I dare you to not fall in love with these characters, with their story. Rhys and Maggie are two incredibly broken people searching for what will make them whole. Try as they might, they can’t fight the indescribable pull between them. Their journey is not an easy one. It’s one filled with mystery, drama, and of course a few bumps in the road. Rhys and Maggie’s story will leave you gasping, sighing, and holding your breath right until the very end. Beneath The Stars is a breath of fresh air that will leave readers with all of the feels.

Beneath The Stars is a beautiful and unforgettable story. The writing is lyrical and spellbinding. It hit all the marks that I personally look for when reading an A.L. Jackson novel. This story is filled with heart, family, and so much love. It’s a story of finding peace and forgiveness. It’s a story about finding love and allowing yourself to be loved. It’s a story of letting go of the past and taking chances on what one wants most. It’s a story that will consume you and will have you devouring each and every word this story has to offer. It is the kind of story that you will remember long after you reach THE END…

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“Maggie and Rhys’ story was everything and more and it had me soaring. A.L. Jackson brought her signature touch to this phenomenal story.” -Ness Reads Book Blog

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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 newest stand-alone, BENEATH THE STARS, a friends-to-lovers rockstar romance.

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Review: The Bluff (Calamity Montana #2) by Willa Nash

Review: The Bluff (Calamity Montana #2) by Willa Nash

The Bluff by Willa Nash is now live!

From USA Today Bestselling Author Devney Perry writing as Willa Nash comes a small town Montana romance.

As Calamity’s newest resident, Everly Christian thought life in small-town Montana would be dull and tame—and she needs a little mundane after the last few chaotic years. But one night, boredom drives her to the local bar, where she finds herself sitting beside a handsome and mysterious artist.

The man is anything but dull and tame, especially in the bedroom, and when she steps out of his shower and overhears his conversation, life gets interesting again.

Reese Huxley needs a wife.

And why shouldn’t Everly be the bride?

She’s got her reasons for agreeing to the hasty nuptials—reasons she’s keeping to herself. As long as she can stop herself from falling in love with her husband, she’ll make it out of this sham marriage in one piece. But Everly has a weakness for wayward men, and the more Hux pushes her away, the more she realizes this bluff is anything but a lie. 

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“I wanted it to be real. With every passing day, I wanted to belong to someone special and have that someone special belong to me.”

“Hux owned every memory of Calamity, even the ones before we’d met. Because they’d all lead me to him.”

2021 has barely begun, and I’ve already found a book to put on my top reads list. The Bluff is just my kind of read. My very own kryptonite. It’s stories like this that I can’t get enough of and that remind me daily of why I love reading so much…

The Bluff is the second book in the Calamity Montana Series and it follows the story of Hux and Everly. Following the events of The Bribe, Everly has decided to stay on in Calamity and is looking forward to a slower-paced life. What she didn’t count on was one night of boredom bringing Hux into her life. Hux is a mysterious artist that always has a scowl on his face. He isn’t looking for love, but can’t pass up a good time. But, when Everly overhears a conversation Hux is having with his lawyer, his world is going to be turned upside down.

The Bluff is everything I was hoping for and more. Fake Relationship books are my kryptonite. I am completely, 100% addicted to them. I can’t help but devour these kinds of stories and The Bluff checked off each and every one of my boxes. The Bluff is filled with heart and romance. It’s filled with love, growth, and moments that will definitely frustrate you. It’s a story of learning to let go and not be afraid to trust. It’s a story of family and forgiveness that will pull at your heart and leave you begging for more.

If you’re a fan of Willa Nash/Devney Perry’s writing then you know what you’re getting yourself into. You can expect a captivating story that’s words will leap off the page and leave you begging for more. You can expect a flawlessly written story with an air of mystery and plenty of sexy good times. Most of all, you can expect a story that will give you all the feels and make you fall helplessly in love. And that’s just some of what The Bluff gave to me.

If you’re a fan of second chance/fake relationship romances, I highly recommend giving The Bluff a try. I hope you’ll fall head over heels for Hux and Everly just as I have…

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

Meet Willa
Willa Nash is USA Today Bestselling Author Devney Perry’s alter ego, writing contemporary romance stories for Kindle Unlimited. Lover of Swedish Fish, hater of laundry, she lives in Washington State with her husband and two sons. She was born and raised in Montana and has a passion for writing books in the state she calls home.
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Review: Take Me Away (Southern Bride #6) by Kelly Elliott

Review: Take Me Away (Southern Bride #6) by Kelly Elliott

When I’m not a test pilot flying for the U.S. Air Force, I can be found risking my life in other ways.

Skydiving. No problem.

Bungee jumping off a bridge. Like a pro.

Paragliding in Switzerland. Time of my life.

Zorbing in New Zealand. Fun as hell.

You see…all these life-risking adventures are not just a hobby for me, not just a way to pass the time. I need the adrenaline rush like I need my next breath. I’m addicted to it. It’s the only thing that allows me to bury my painful past—even if only for as long as it takes for me to come down from the high. All that matters is that I’m able to forget. And every heart-stopping moment of it was working…at least, until she appeared back in my life.

Both my worst nightmare and my wildest dream all wrapped up in one beautiful woman…a woman I was still very much in love with.

And that’s not the worst part…

Linnzi Cunningham has no idea who I am. She has no idea how intertwined our terrible pasts are—and for that, she is lucky.

She doesn’t remember the night when everything important in her life, everything that she lived for, was taken from her by the man who promised he would always protect her.

That man was me.

To love her is to forget she ever existed in my world.

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Take Me Away is a beautiful and heart-warming second chance romance. This is a story of heartache and pain. A story of forgiveness and longing. A story of a past that demands to remembered and a love that will never be forgotten.

Take Me Away took me on the most incredible journey. I fell in love with Linnzie and Nolan’s story instantly. Their pull was undeniable and I was dying to know what had happened to these two. I was desperate for answers and with each moment, as we got closer to the truth, my heart just ached. Their pain so palpable, it felt as though it was my own.

The road to happily ever after for Nolan and Linnzie was not an easy one. It was filled with secrets, heartache, and loss. Nolan and Linnzie’s story will pull at your heart and leave you rooting for this couple to find their way back to one another again.

This story hit so many marks for me and left me feeling so many emotions. This is hands down, my favorite book by this author. Linnzie and Nolan’s story was absolutely everything and I loved getting lost in this story.

If you’re a fan of second chance romances that are filled with heart, romance and just the right amount of angst, I hope you’ll check out Linnzie and Nolan’s story and that you will fall in love with them just as I have….

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

Release Blitz with Review: Date Me Like You Mean It by R.S. Grey

Release Blitz with Review: Date Me Like You Mean It by R.S. Grey

R.S. Grey’s next standalone romcom, Date Me Like You Mean It, is out now! Check it out and be sure to grab your copy today!

TItle: Date Me Like You Mean It

Author: R.S. Grey

Genre: Rom-Com

I’m good at hiding my feelings.
Having to pretend I’m not in love with my best friend?
Pfft. That’s child’s play.

Here’s how I do it: I avert my eyes when he walks out of his room, shirtless in all his toned glory. I squash the butterflies that fill my stomach every time he slowly unfurls a dimpled smile. And, most importantly, I keep an arsenal of “personal massagers” in my bedside drawer. Wink.

Not to brag, but Aiden Smith isn’t hard to resist if you’ve been doing it for as long as I have. In fact, we might have continued as best friends forever if not for the fact that I needed him to play the part of my fake boyfriend.

Date me like you mean it, I told him. Nudge nudge. C’mon, just go along with a little lie, help a girl out, and then we can all return to life as we know it.

Except he veered from the plan.

He crossed the line.

Flirting with me when no one else was around? Pinning me down and kissing me like that? Okay, how exactly is taking off my bra part of the ruse, Aiden?!
I’d ask him about it if I could, but well…things got ugly and we’re not best friends anymore.

In fact, we’re the exact opposite.

Now, I have to play nice even though I want to crush his heart in the palm of my hand.

Pretending not to love Aiden was the easy part.
Pretending not to hate him?
Well…I might need a little more practice.

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“These are the words I’ve wanted to hear. They’re the words I imagined during so many lonely nights. But they’re just…words. They don’t change the past. They don’t repair the damage that’s already been done.”

“It feels like I can’t get her close enough. I want her inside me, part of me.”

“It’s the kiss of a lifetime. The kiss I’ve wanted for years. A kiss that comes right after the truth.”

R.S. Grey has knocked it out of the park with Date Me Like You Mean It. Aiden & Maddie’s story pulled me out of my reading rut and left me with the biggest smile on my face.

Date Me Like You Mean It is the latest romance novel from author R.S. Grey and it follows the story of Maddie and Aiden. For years, Maddie has harbored romantic feelings for her roommate Aiden but has never acted on them. She’s always been too afraid of the consequences and let’s face it, nothing is worse than admitting your feelings and finding out that they’re not reciprocated. So when Maddie needs a fake boyfriend, even though she shouldn’t do it, she asks Aiden to help. Only, fate had other plans in mind for these two, and Aiden deviated from the plan. In the end, Maddie was left with a broken heart and more confused than ever. It will be a year before these two are reunited. Maddie isn’t the same girl Aiden used to know and Aiden isn’t going to walk away without a fight…..

I love, love, loved absolutely everything about this book. From the very first page, I was hooked. I connected instantly with Maddie and loved her friendship with Aiden. Their banter was off the charts and entertaining. Their chemistry just flowed off the pages and left you dying for more. My heart ached right along with Maddie’s and I felt every bit of her frustration.

You see, Maddie and Aiden were the best of friends until one night everything got screwed up. If only they could have communicated better with one another, a lot of this pain and heartache could have been avoided. Maddie and Aiden had some of the most delicious will they/won’t they moments. The yearning so intense, it lept off the pages.

Together Maddie and Aiden were an excellent match. The road to happily ever after wasn’t an easy one for them, but neither one of them was willing to let go without a fight. I absolutely loved that about them. Neither one of them was perfect and both had me wanting to knock sense into them at times, but at the end of the day, I couldn’t help but root for this couple to find their happily ever after.

And I just have to say, Aiden is without a doubt a great book boyfriend. Is he perfect? No. Does he try to right his wrongs? Yes. Is he swoon-worthy? Without a doubt. Aiden is 100%, knock you off of your feet swoon-worthy and I just loved him!

Date Me Like You Mean It is a fantastic read and I absolutely adored every single second of it. Maddie and Aiden’s story delivered everything I wanted and then some. Date Me Like You Mean It had the perfect combination of swoon, romance, humor, and heart-tugging angst. Date Me Like You Mean It is easily one of my top reads from this author and I hope you’ll check it out and fall in love with this book just as I have.

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

About R.S. Grey:

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

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