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Review: Insatiable (Cloverleigh Farms #3) by Melanie Harlow

I didn’t mean to see him naked–it was an accident.

It had to be, right?

Because Noah McCormick and I have never been anything more than friends. In all the years I’ve known him, he’s never once laid a finger on me. And even though he was a cute lifeguard at 16 and a hotter-than-hell sheriff’s deputy at 34, he’s always been that protective guy I could trust to keep his hands to himself. I never wanted to mess with that.

Until I walked in on him getting out of the shower and saw his hard, muscular body totally bare and dripping wet. At that moment I never wanted to mess with anything so badly in my entire life.

I should have covered my eyes. Said I was sorry. At the very least, I could have handed him a towel.

After all, I was only in town for a few days, and he was just doing me a favor by escorting me to my sister’s wedding. It wasn’t a real date.

But I didn’t apologize. And he didn’t cover up.

(Talk about a hot mess.)

After all those years of being just friends, suddenly we’re insatiable.

He’s made it clear he’s not interested in romance. Which is fine with me because I’ve got a plane ticket back to my real life at the end of the week.

It’s all in fun…or is it?

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“I want the chance to make you happy. I want to be the only one you’ll ever love. And I will fight like hell every single day of my life to deserve it.”

Insatiable is the third book in the Cloverleigh Farms Series and it follows the story of Noah and Meg. After a recent break up, Meg has even more of a reason to return home. Her sister is getting married and Meg needs to surround herself with those she loves. She’s ready for a break and to have some fun. Of course, returning home means running into her best friend Noah. He once saved her life and they’ve been fast friends ever since. Their friendship has survived many ups and downs and for the first time, they’re both very single. Both Noah and Meg have always wondered “What If”, but have never had the courage to take the plunge. He’s made it clear he’s not looking for love, but that doesn’t mean that these two friends can’t enjoy the finer benefits of their connection. It was supposed to just be fun. It was only supposed to last a week. However, the passion between these two burns brighter than ever. Will they take the plunge into something more or will they crash and burn before they even start?? There’s only one way to find out….

Insatiable pulled me in from the very first page. I fell in love with Meg and Noah instantly. I adored their friendship and just how they got each other. They’ve been there for one another through thick and thin. Each of them always had feelings for the other, but was afraid to do anything about it. I thought Noah and Meg had excellent push and pull and I loved all of the will they/won’t they moments. I couldn’t wait to see if these two would give into the tension that burned between and boy did these two ever burn up the pages together. I couldn’t get enough of the two of them together. It was just so easy. Yes, Noah had his moments where he just drove me crazy. But, he had such a big heart and had some serious fears that he needed to work through. At the end of the day, he had a heart of gold, and just needed to take a leap.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I thought it was a great addition to the Cloverleigh Farms Series. I loved the characters and I loved the friends to lovers romance. This book was well written and entertaining. It was sexy, angsty and kept me glued to the pages. Insatiable was a great read from beginning to end and I had a fun time getting wrapped up in this story.

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

Review: Shadows (Bayou Magic #1) by Kristen Proby

From New York Times Bestselling Author, Kristen Proby, comes an all new paranormal romance set in the mystical city of New Orleans…

I am never alone. Not even when I am alone.
I see the unquiet dead, the souls that wander through the French Quarter.
They can’t move on, and I can’t stop seeing them.
I wear malachite for protection, and I control what I let in. It’s the only way to stay sane. Everything changes the day Cassian Winslow joins my ghost walking tour and knocks my world off its axis with green eyes the color of the stone around my neck.
An unspeakable evil is loose in New Orleans, taking young women and leaving a bloodbath in his wake. More shadows lurking for me. More unhappy dead. There might be a way to stop it.
Open myself up to Cassian.
If I do, it could spell his death.
But if I don’t, it’s mine.


“I’m drawn to you in ways I can’t explain.”

“This man doesn’t merely kiss and call it a day. No, he kisses like it’s his damn job. Like kissing me is the only thing in the world he can think about. As if he’s wanted to kiss me for decades.”

Shadows is a haunting and intriguing paranormal romance that will have leave you on the edge of your seat right until the very end…

Shadows is unlike anything I’ve read from author Kristen Proby before. From the moment I dove into Cash & Brielle’s story, I was hooked. I loved the New Orleans setting and all of the creepy elements the city alone adds to the story. Not only do you have the perfect setting, but when you add 3 unique sisters to the plot line, you are destined for a treat.

Now, I’m not going to go into a ton of details, because I want you to be just as surprised as I was. Shadows is a thrilling and creepy paranormal romance. You may think you know what you’re getting into when you pick this book up, but I promise you Kristen Proby has a lot surprises in store for you. The characters are complex, yet so easy to connect with. The paranormal story-line was intriguing and captivating. It was fresh and unique and kept me glued to the pages. The romance and chemistry between Brielle and Cash was intense and off the charts. Cash was the ultimate book boyfriend. He was supportive, protective and oh, so swoon worthy.

I loved everything about Shadows from beginning to end. This book is the perfect Halloween treat. It’s well written and consuming. It’s sexy and thrilling. It’s filled with mystery and suspense and things that go bump in the night. It will keep you on your toes and it will keep you guessing right until the very end.

Shadows is the first book in the Bayou Magic Series and I can not wait to see where this series is going to go next!!

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

Review: Gypsy King (Tin Gypsy #1) by Devney Perry

The former Tin Gypsy motorcycle club has everyone in Clifton Forge, Montana convinced they’ve locked their clubhouse doors and ripped off their patches. Everyone but Bryce Ryan. There’s more happening at the club’s garage than muscle car restorations and Harley rebuilds. Her instincts are screaming there’s a story—one she’s going to tell.

As the new owner of the small town’s newspaper, Bryce is hungry for more than birth announcements and obituaries. When a woman is brutally killed and all signs point to the Tin Gypsies, Bryce is determined to expose the club and their leader, Kingston “Dash” Slater, as murderers.

Bryce bests Dash match after match, disappointed her rugged and handsome opponent turns out to be an underwhelming adversary. Secrets are exposed. Truths defeat lies. Bryce is poised to win this battle in a landslide.

Then Dash breaks all the rules and tips the scales.

One kiss, and she’s fighting to save more than just her story. She’s fighting to save her heart from the Gypsy King.


“From the day she’d come to the garage, my brain and emotions had been all twisted.”

“Vengeance doesn’t care if we’re wearing patches or not.”

“She was it for me. She was the woman I hadn’t known I’d needed. My partner in crime. My confidant. My heart. Whoever did this to her would pay. I’d have my vengeance and it would be bloody.”

Gypsy King was everything I was looking for and then some!!

It’s no secret that I am a huge Devney Perry fan. Her words, her characters and her stories stay with you long after the story ends. So, when I heard she had a new series on the horizon, I couldn’t wait to dive right in. And let me tell you, Gypsy King does not disappoint. Gypsy King checked off all of my boxes and kept me hanging on every word. It was a refreshing take on the MC genre and if this first book in the Tin Gypsy Series is any indication of how this series will go, all I can is fans you are in for one heck of a ride…..

Gypsy King follows the story of Bryce and Dash. After chasing what Bryce thought was her dream career, she finds herself returning home to run the local newspaper. Small town news wasn’t exactly what Bryce was looking for and when a local woman is brutally murdered, Bryce thinks she’s finally found the big break she was looking for. Bryce is determined to uncover the truth, even if that means going head to head with the former members of the Tin Gypsy MC….Ever since the Tin Gypsy MC turned in their patches, Dash and his crew have been trying to live the straight and narrow. These men are in no way perfect and have done things that they aren’t proud of, but they’ve worked hard to make an honest living and aren’t about to give that up. The last thing Dash expected was to find himself going head to head with the town’s newbie reporter. Dash and Bryce clash in more ways than one, but in order to uncover the truth, Bryce and Dash must find a way to work together. One thing you should know about Dash, is that Dash never plays by the rules and Bryce is about to be taken for one crazy ride….

Man, oh, man! There is just so much to love about Gypsy King. I mean, this story sucks you from the very first page and makes it completely impossible to put down. The characters are fun and entertaining. They have an air of mystery about them that leaves you asking questions and wondering what their stories are. I mean what more can you ask for; reformed bikers and a small town setting??!! Sign me up please!!

Gypsy King was filled with lots of mystery and intrigue. I felt like I was right along with Dash & Bryce, trying to uncover the truth and lies. One thing is for certain, it was super easy to get swept up in this story and I couldn’t wait to see how everything would play out. Speaking of Bryce and Dash, these two characters were perfectly matched. They had excellent push and pull. Their banter kept me on my toes. I loved the tension and sparks between them. It oozed off the pages and kept me begging for more. The road to happily ever after wasn’t an easy one, but the journey was totally worth it.

Gypsy King is a fantastic start to the Tin Gypsy Series. This book was gritty and intense when it needed to be, yet was filled with the heart and signature swoon that we have come to know and love from this author. Gypsy King had some fantastic twists, that kept me on my toes right until the very end. I fell head over heels for Bryce and Dash and can not wait to see where this series will go next!

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

Release Blitz with Review: No Vacancy by Stephanie Rose

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Can a summer fling become the love of a lifetime?


Title: No Vacancy
Author: Stephanie Rose
Release Date: October 28, 2019

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Can a summer fling become the love of a lifetime?

Perpetual good girl Caterina Longo is dependable to a fault. At 33, she’s never called in sick. Never had a one-night stand. Never taken a chance in her entire life. When she walks in on a cheating ex and sees everything wrong with her life, she takes off on a solo vacation, busting out of her comfort zone and into the arms of a guy she never saw coming.

Joe Hunter has no room for distractions. Making his restaurant a success and proving his worth to his family—and himself—is his sole focus. At least it is until a beautiful stranger, in search of fried food and a shoulder, wanders in one night.

Is two weeks of unexpected, life-altering passion all they’re meant to share? What happens when vacation ends and real life takes over?


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“Peace among the chaos. Reminds you that there are forces bigger than you, and you have no choice but to go with the flow, sometimes.”

“Any man would be out of his mind to not want to get close to you.”

No Vacancy is a heartwarming romance about second chances and finding love when you least expect it.

No Vacancy follows the story of Joe and Caterina. Caterina is the good girl. She works hard and never takes time for herself. She hopes that one day, all of her hard work would pay off. The one thing she never thought was that her hard work would cause her pain. When Caterina walks in on her longtime boyfriend cheating on her, her world gets turned completely upside down. For once, Caterina does something for herself. She leaves town and starts her much needed vacation early. For once, Caterina focuses on herself and the sky’s the limit…..Joe knows the importance of hard work. His business is his world and he doesn’t have time for distractions. That is until Caterina blows into town. A chance encounter with with this beautiful stranger knocks his world off its axis. Their connection is instant and life changing. Will these two become more than just a rebound or fling?? There’s only one way to find out….

No Vacancy is a heartwarming second chance romance. Caterina and Joe captured my heart from their very first encounter. I loved the ease of their connection and their instant chemistry. Joe and Caterina were drawn to one another like magnets. No matter how much they tried to fight it, no matter how many times they said their relationship was temporary, they could not stay from one another.

Caterina was such a sweet and hardworking woman. All she ever wanted to do was find success and make a name for herself, but somewhere along the way, she lost sight of what was important. The loss of her previous relationship was exactly what she needed to make her open her eyes and find a way to live again. I loved seeing her come alive with Joe. Joe was everything that she never knew she needed. He was driven just like she was. He had a huge heart. He was so sweet and swoon worthy. But, was a total alpha male in the bedroom. Together these two were the perfect match. Their chemistry was off the charts and kept me glued to the pages. It was so easy to get lost and swept up in these two.

No Vacancy is the perfect end of summer read. The characters were fun and easy to relate to. I loved watching Joe and Caterina fall in love and try to figure things out. Their story was sweet and I loved that there was little to no drama. In the end, this was a fabulous story to spend my day getting swept up in.

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

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Review: Hold on to Hope by A.L. Jackson

A best friends-to-lovers stand-alone romance from NYT Bestselling Author A.L. Jackson

“My FAVORITE!! The love, the bond, the soul connection…. there will never be a love as destined and powerful and sweet and beautiful as the once in a lifetime love of Evan and Frankie Leigh!!!!!!!!”~USA Today Bestselling Author Lauren Rowe


Ahhh, my loves!! IT IS HERE! IT IS HERE! I can’t even express to you how freaking overjoyed I am over HOLD ON TO HOPE! This is my favorite book I have ever written, and Evan is absolutely everything – more than I ever could have imagined when I started writing. Evan and Frankie Leigh’s story came to life in a way that absolutely CAPTURED me, heart and soul, and I am so excited and proud to share their story with you!
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RELEASE DATE: October 28th, 2019
Evan Bryant wasn’t your typical hero.
But he was mine.
Broken by the worlds’ standards, he was still the strongest boy I would ever know.
My best friend. The boy I’d given everything to. My heart, my body, and the promise of forever.
The day I’d needed him most, he walked away.
He left me shattered and questioning the love I’d thought we’d shared.
Three years later, I wasn’t prepared for him to return to Gingham Lakes.
It wouldn’t have mattered if he wasn’t the most beautiful man I’d ever seen.
My fingers still would have ached to caress his skin.
My body still would have begged to get lost in his touch.
And my heart . . . it would have always sung his name.
But time changes things. With it, secrets that could ruin everything.
Can we find a way to love again, or have the fears of our past stolen the hope of our forever…


“Loving her had been the easiest thing in the world. Letting her go the most brutal.”

“My eyes climbed to hers as if they were searching through the rubble, fingers bloody and knees scraped from the time it had taken to claw my way back to her. I felt her life a goddamn stake to the heart. A scourge. A balm.”

“Love doesn’t work like that Frankie Leigh. We cut ourselves wide open when we love. Make ourselves vulnerable. Our hearts reliant on the other.”

A heartbreakingly beautiful second chance romance. So much heart and feels went into this story. The emotion pouring off of the pages. I was unable to put this book down; unable to walk away from the story that is Frankie Leigh and Evan.

Frankie Leigh and Evan’s story is the kind that just snags your heart from the very first page. The love these two shared was the reach for the stars, once in a lifetime type of love. A love that they thought could move past anything…until the day arrived where Evan would break Frankie Leigh’s heart. Evan thought he was doing the noble and right thing, but that couldn’t have been further from the truth. Evan leaving broke Frankie Leigh in more ways than one and it will be three years before these two lovers are once again reunited…..

Frankie Leigh and Evan are the ultimate book couple. The love and friendship between the two them was immensely palpable. Yes, there was hurt. Yes, there was pain and heartache. But, there was also the purest of love. A love that can withstand anything and any time. A love that burrows so deeply inside your heart and a friendship built to last a lifetime. Three years later and their connection was just as strong. Sure they had some major stuff to work through and lets face it, time has changed both of them, but the devotion was still, clear as day. Their hearts and souls calling out and aching for one another. My poor heart didn’t stand a chance. I was on pins and needles as I went along with Evan and Frankie Leigh’s journey. My heart ached and tugged with every page. I was breathless with anticipation and couldn’t wait to see just how Evan and Frankie Leigh’s story would play out….

Hold on to Hope is a beautiful story of love, hope and forgiveness. It is a story filled with heart, emotion and a little suspense too. A story that will captivate and consume you. The heartache, angst, and romance will all feel as though it is a part of you; as if you are experiencing it all right along with the characters.

Hold on to Hope hit all the marks and took me on the most incredible journey. A.L. Jackson has written a poetic and romantic tale of love and proves once again that there are some loves written in the stars.

In the end, Hold on to Hope left me not only with a big smile on my face, but heart filled with so much love and hope. I loved every single moment of this story from beginning to end. I’m so glad that I trusted this author with my heart and took a chance on this truly incredible journey. I laughed. I cried. I raged. I swooned. I fell head over heels for Frankie Leigh and Evan. Their story was written in the stars and so worth every angsty, heartbreaking, hair pulling, swoon worthy moment……

*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 and CONFESSIONS OF THE HEART novels. Grab A.L. Jackson’s latest novel, HOLD ON TO HOPE, a best friends-to-lovers stand-alone romance.
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Review: Kiss Me Again by Emma Hart

WANTED: ROOMMATE. Must be tidy, polite, and absolutely not my brother’s hot as sin best friend.

I have no idea why I said yes.

Maybe I’d had one too many wines. Maybe I’d done it accidentally. Maybe I’d been sleep-texting.

One thing I know for sure is this: I absolutely do not want Ethan Hawkins in my apartment, up in my business, taking over my space.

Yet he’s here. Moving his stuff into my spare bedroom. Sending a wave of panty-melting, musky man-scent my way every time he walks past me.

Here’s the thing.

We don’t get along—at all. We never have, and I don’t think we’re going to start now that we’re under one roof.

There’s also that little issue where I’m kinda, sorta, totally in love with him…


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“The best kiss of my life would go down in history as being with him. This would be the benchmark for which all other kisses would be held against. That was it, then. I was already ruined for all other men. Wonderful.”

“I wanted to go over there and wrap my arms around her. I wanted to hold her against me and press her face into my chest. To reach down and cup her chin and lift her face to mine, to whisper against her lips that I was sorry. So fucking sorry for making it awkward, for making her feel this way, for even a second.”

I don’t know about you guys, but I have been dying to get my hands on Ava’s story. It had all of my favorite troupes packed into one hilarious story. And let me tell you, Evan and Ava do not disappoint.

Kiss Me Again follows the story of Evan and Ava. Ava was desperately in need of a roommate. She was so desperate that she said yes to allowing her arch nemesis to move in. There’s only one problem with living with the person who drives you up the wall….Ava has had the biggest crush on Evan for as long as she can remember. However, she’s never done anything about it because not only is he her brother’s best friend, but also because they fight all the time. How they thought living together would be a good idea, I’ll never know. With tension and sparks flying all over the place, Kiss Me Again is a match made in romantic comedy heaven that will give you all the feels and leave you begging for more.

Emma Hart has completely knocked it out of the park with Kiss Me Again. The characters are fun and entertaining. Their story captivates you from the very first page and leaves you hanging on every word. Evan and Ava are a hilarious match. From entertaining banter to their revenge antics, I just couldn’t get enough of these two. I mean, when they say they’re going to war, they do not mess around. But, all that fiery tension is sure to lead to some pretty intense passion. Ava and Evan kept me on my toes and left me breathless in anticipation. I couldn’t wait to see how their story would come together.

Kiss Me Again is everything I could want from an Emma Hart romantic comedy. You have crazy fun characters that are easy to relate too and leave you in stitches as you read their story. Kiss Me Again made me laugh. It made swoon. It made me fall head over heels in love. It had the perfect balance of steam, angst and humor and in the end, I just couldn’t get enough of these characters and their story.

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

Review: Protected in Darkness (Misplaced Halos #1) by Nicole Edwards

Heaven refers to them as Misplaced Halos. Humans don’t even know they exist. This faction of celestial warriors was sent here under the cover of darkness to protect humanity from Lucifer’s demons. In return for their servitude, these warriors expect only one thing: the eternal love they were promised, what angels refer to as an amsouelot.

The first of his kind, Obsidian has spent the past fifteen hundred years fighting alongside his brothers, protecting humans from Lucifer’s demons, all while keeping to the shadows. Their mission is simple. Right up until it isn’t. The day Obsidian learns of a traitor in Heaven is the day everything changes. The entire reason for his existence is put on hold because there’s a new assignment: find the female whose soul belongs to his and protect her, no matter the cost.

Penelope Calazans spends her days sleeping and her nights serving free drinks to the gamblers looking to win big in Sin City. It’s not a glamorous life, perhaps a tad lonely, but she’s content. Or she thought she was. Then he appears. The mystery man who would turn out not to be a man at all, but rather an angel. The angel who would turn Penelope’s mundane life upside down, revealing what really lurks in the dark.

Not only do they have to battle the demons looking to possess their souls, but Obsidian and Penelope must overcome the obstacles that come with falling in love. In the end, an angel and a human must make the ultimate sacrifice, all in the name of a love everlasting.


“Once we do come to face-to-face with the one destined for us, the interactions are far more intense, a phenomenon that engulfs both souls, intertwining them, making it physically impossible to keep any sort of distance, both physically and emotionally. When we mate, we do so for eternity. Most importantly, without our amsouelot, we would have no reason to live. In essence, we would be nothing.”

Nicole Edwards is known for her scorching hot and boundary pushing romances. Her books are downright sinful and she isn’t afraid to pull out the stops. So, when I heard that Nicole Edwards was dipping her toes into the paranormal genre, I couldn’t wait to see what she would bring to the table. I’m happy to report that Nicole Edwards new series does not disappoint and will leave readers excited for more.

Protected in Darkness is the first book in the Misplaced Halos Series and it follows the story of Penelope and Obsidian. Obsidian is part of a Celestial Brotherhood and his mission is to protect humanity from Lucifer’s demons. In return for saving humanity, Obsidian is promised a soul mate. He longs for the day that his soul finds its missing piece. Obsidian’s mission was supposed to be simple, until Obsidian learns of a traitor in their mists. Obsidian has only one objective now: find his soul mate before the traitor is able to get his hands on her…..Penelope has always known that she was a little different. She can sense others emotions and at times, it can be really overwhelming. However, as time has gone by, she’s learned how to deal. Penelope spends her days in Sin City, serving drinks in a local casino. Penelope thought she was ok with the status quo, but the moment she encounters Obsidian, her entire world is turned upside down…..

Overall, I thought this book was an enjoyable read. I really enjoyed Obsidian and Penelope together. Their chemistry was instant and definitely a case of insta-love. That being said, when it comes to these two characters, it just worked for me. I loved the tension and the pull between them. I loved the idea of soul mates and fate and a pull that can’t be denied. I liked the world that the author created, giving us a little taste of heaven and hell and everything in between. It reminded me a lot of the Black Dagger Brotherhood Series and it would not surprise me one bit if I found out that this author was inspired by that series to write this book. The story felt familiar to me, yet different at the same time.

Protected in Darkness kicks off the Misplaced Halos Series to a really good start. The stage has been set and we have been introduced to a ton of characters, a few whom I’m hoping we’ll get to see more of. This story provides some good action, but is definitely a more romance based story. I’m looking forward to seeing this world expand and grow as the series goes on. I’m also looking forward to seeing more of these Celestial beings and seeing them all find their soulmates…..

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