Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Book Release Blitz for Boldly by Elise Faber (REVIEW)......

 As a disabled person myself I'm drawn to books dealing with this theme which is why I'm excited to introduce you to this new release.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Boldly by Elise Faber, along with getting my impressions of it, then add this second installment in the Breakers Hockey series to your bookshelf!

One second, he had everything.
The next, it was torn away.
Oliver James was at the peak of his career, captain of the Baltimore Breakers, minutes away from winning another Cup. Then one hit had derailed all that.
All he’d ever known was hockey, and he didn’t know where he fit in a world where playing was no longer a possibility. But then he was offered a chance to bring hockey back into his life. A shot at starting over.
The only condition of that second chance was required meetings with the team psychologist, Hazel.
She was exactly the kind of woman he might have once lusted after—beautiful, kind, a body that screamed sex. She made him feel whole, like a man again.
Except, she wasn’t interested in him outside of being a patient.
Well then, Oliver would just have to convince her otherwise.

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As a disabled person I'm always on the lookout for romances that depict the reality of our lives, the ups and downs of how we (and others) see ourselves when it comes to sexuality.  After reading numerous books by Ms. Faber she's become a favorite courtesy of her realistic characters and their unconventional romances.  From the older woman/younger man theme to the disabled patient/doctor storyline found here, Ms. Faber tells stories readers want to hear!

She pulled no punches in bringing Oliver James to the pages, realistically showing his less than perfect body and the emotional impact that has on his psyche as he finds himself attracted to the one woman he can't have.  Oliver's an immensely appealing hero, a good man inside and out who once thought that hockey defined him.  After losing his career, and his leg, he needs to redefine who he thinks he is and it made for a journey full of tears and heartache.  From a childhood of pain to his new reality of being disabled, Oliver's journey pushed every one of my emotional buttons before reaching his empowered HEA.  Through every emotional speed bump he triumphed, making sweet and sexy a delicious combination when it comes to his personality.  Hazel Reid had her own issues to deal with courtesy of a nasty ex who has left her self-esteem battered and bruised.  Though she met Oliver previously, their current situation has them interacting in much more personal ways as the attraction between them can no longer be ignored. Hazel's ex left her with many doubts about herself, doubts Oliver understands all too well in a connection fueled by their unwavering support of one another.  Through sweet and sexy interactions the romance between these two builds slowly but steadily, charming me every step of the way in a tale of starting over.

Oliver and Hazel are utterly perfect together as they build each other up after all the pain their pasts brought them.  Their romance was empowering and made me smile courtesy of sweet and playful dialogue while steaming up the pages with the reality of disability and sensuality being sensitively depicted.  Alongside this delightful main couple came a cast of equally likable secondary characters, teammates and family, who have me excited for more.  With its delightful epilogue full of heart and humor, and glimpses of the wonderfully entertaining Marcel, I can't wait for the next installment in the Breakers Hockey series to hit bookshelves!

My rating for this is an A. 

*I got this book from the author for review in exchange for my honest opinion.


USA Today bestselling author, Elise Faber, loves chocolate, Star Wars, Harry Potter, and hockey (the order depending on the day and how well her team -- the Sharks! -- are playing). She and her husband also play as much hockey as they can squeeze into their schedules, so much so that their typical date night is spent on the ice. Elise changes her hair color more often than some people change their socks, loves sparkly things, and is the mom to two exuberant boys.
She lives in Northern California. Connect with her in her Facebook group, the Fabinators or email her HERE.


Book Release Blast for Alpha CEO by M. Robinson (REVIEW)........

 A hard working man who's finally on top of the world finds himself in close quarters with a woman from his past...a woman he desperately wants a second chance with in this contemporary billionaire romance.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Alpha CEO by M. Robinson, along with getting my impressions of it, then add it to your bookshelf!

I came from nothing and made something of myself. I’ve only ever loved two things. Cars and her.
I took that passion and built an empire. Now I’m the CEO.
The alpha.
On top of the world.
I’m not the carefree man she once knew.
That was the problem with being one of the richest men in the world—everyone thinks they know me, but they only know what I want them to.
I’m demanding. Arrogant. Controlling.
My company thinks they can change me. Soften my image. Make me more appealing to the public. Little do they know, the woman they hired was my best friend’s little sister, and the last time I saw her...
I broke her heart.

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From the moment I picked up this book, I felt conflicted.  Second chance romances are amongst my favorites and in that respect it was a success as this couple had a sizzling connection built on a foundation of painful pasts and a history that was built from a young age.  I became quickly consumed with their journey, a journey full of angst, lies, and regrets that had me rooting for them every step of the way.  Giving readers glimpses of their past together, while addressing the push/pull of their reconnection, put me through the emotional wringer right alongside them.  Add in unexpected twists and turns and you end up with a romance that exhausted me at times...but in a good way. This couple had to work for their HEA, nothing was ever guaranteed despite all of Julian's wealth and determination.  Theirs was a hard-fought journey every step of the way, a journey that was richly rewarding and well-crafted by Ms. Robinson.

When it came to the hero himself though, that's where I wanted to scream at times as he showed himself to be a sexy beast one moment and a jerk the next.  Julian's early years were full of instability until he came to live with Autumn's family.  The moment he met her he wanted her, though he knew it was wrong and it ultimately led to him breaking her heart.  The years since have made him a wealthy man, an arrogant and self-assured man used to getting everything he wants.  That arrogance makes him unlikable early on and in need of a personality makeover for the sake of his company. Just his luck that the one person who can help him is the girl he hurt years ago and who he desperately wants back in his life.  Being around her brings out a much more appealing side thankfully, an open and honest side that's refreshing in a hero.  With each turn of the page it's clear he's not a perfect hero, but rather he's a man with flaws and imperfections who's finally going after what he's always wanted.  Autumn was young and naive when Julian first came into her life, a young girl who quickly lost her heart to the boy clearly lost and alone.  Even though it was understandable there were times I wanted to shake her for setting herself up to be hurt.  Their years apart have toughened her up a bit, brought out a sassy and self-protective side that she'll need in her dealings with the adult Julian.  She's a formidable match for him now in this rollercoaster romance of second chances and the emotional ups and downs of getting to start over. With its enticing conclusion readers will be left wondering what happens next!

My rating for this is a B +

*I got this book from the author for review in exchange for my honest opinion.


M. Robinson is the Wall Street Journal & USA Today Bestselling Author crowned as the "Queen of Angst" by readers around the world. Dive into her visionary world that will take you on a rollercoaster ride of emotions and leave you wanting more. She writes everything from contemporary to suspense romance and is best known for her novel, El Diablo.
When M isn't in the cave writing her next epic love story, you will find her shopping and living on a boat in Florida with her real life pirate, her lobster, her husband Bossman. Sipping on Starbucks and hanging out with their two dogs, a German shepherd mix and a gordito Wheaten Terrier reading a good book. Or spending time with her family, who she is extremely close with.
Above all, M loves her readers more than anything and loves to connect with them! She is on all social media platforms but you will find her in her happy place the most. Her VIP Reader Group on Facebook or her second favorite happy place, Instagram.


Monday, August 30, 2021

Book Release for The Aristocrat by Penelope Ward (REVIEW)…..

A summer of love between two very different people takes an even more unexpected turn five years later in this tale of second chances!  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of The Aristocrat by Penelope Ward, along with getting my impressions of it, then add it to your bookshelf!

The one that got away. Every girl has one, right?

Mine was a charming, British aristocrat who turned my world upside down one summer.

From the moment I first spotted Leo in the distance through my binoculars, I’d been captivated. I certainly never expected to find a man showering outside of the property across the bay in his birthday suit.

Then I noticed his housemate staring back at me with binoculars of his own—watching me watching Leo. 

That made for an interesting conversation starter when I inevitably ran into them.

Turned out, the handsome Brits were only renting that house for the summer in my seaside town.

Leo and I formed an instant connection, even though we were technically opposites by all appearances. I taught him how to dig for clams, and he taught me that not all wealthy and powerful guys are pretentious.

Despite knowing he was totally wrong for me, I couldn’t seem to stay away.

It was a wild and crazy few months. And before I knew it, we’d fallen in love.

We both had one wish: more time together.

But Leo had obligations back home. He lived a life I’d never fit into. And I was going to law school. So, we decided to end it and never look back.

A part of me always felt like I’d let my soulmate walk away.

I believed our story was over.

Until five years later when he sent me a letter that shook me to my core.

I’d thought my world was turned upside down that first summer?

Well, I knew nothing yet.




When it comes to characters from different social statuses things can sometimes turn predictable with the storyline.  But in the hands of Ms. Ward I'm happy to report that this new release is a mostly charming read with only a bit of frustration courtesy of a gun shy heroine scared of opening her heart.  Witty and playful banter, a big hearted hero, and a snarky and sexy cousin to the hero, all make for an entertaining romance that I definitely recommend.

Leo Covington is a man bound by his family legacy to take over the family business. Blood has bound him to a future not of his own choosing and it had me aching for him as he's a likable, thoughtful, and respectful hero.  With little time left before he's forced home, he and his cousin Sig end up in a cabin on a lake where he meets a woman who changes his life irrevocably.  Leo is drawn to Felicity from the very start, enjoying her not immediately falling at his feet, but he knows that any time they spend together will be fleeting because of obligations.  Despite that they begin a combustible relationship full of push/pull moments that kept me glued to the pages while enjoying their witty banter and angst over trying to live life for yourself.

Felicity Dunleavy's just your average girl next door, a very likable heroine who also has plans for the end of summer.  Though she's attracted to the sexy Brit across the lake she's reluctant to open her heart to someone who will leave her behind soon.  Knowing that though doesn't stop either of them from spending time together...and ultimately falling in love despite their futures betting against their HEA.  While I could understand Felicity's initial fears, I still found her back and forth actions frustrating, especially as Leo was pretty darn perfect!

With an appealing main couple, a sensual slow burn romance of opposites attracting, and a nicely paced romance, I found myself cheering this couple on to live life for themselves.  I loved the banter between them along with Leo's charming nature that made my heart full.  Add in the humorous wingman to Leo, Cousin Sigmund, and you end up with an even more entertaining story courtesy of his unfiltered words and actions that provided much-appreciated humor.  Sigmund's a larger than life secondary character who made a big impression on me and I hope to see him getting his own story in the future!

My rating for this is a B+

*I got this book from the author for review in exchange for my honest opinion.


Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of contemporary romance.
She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor. Penelope resides in Rhode Island with her husband, son, and beautiful daughter with autism.
With over two million books sold, she is a 21-time New York Times bestseller and the author of over twenty novels. Her books have been translated into over a dozen languages and can be found in bookstores around the world.

Book Release Blitz for Give Me a Reason by A.L. Jackson (Review & GIVEAWAY)......

 As a fan of Ms. Jackson's works I celebrate each new release.  Today I'm giving you a glimpse of her newly-released book which brings together a single dad, who's very rough around the edges, and a good woman looking to be a little bad.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Give Me a Reason by A.L. Jackson, along with getting my impressions of it, then add it to your bookshelf.  To celebrate the release of this book visit the link below for the chance to win a reader's prize pack too!

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.
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.





As a fan of MC-themed romances, this story grabbed me from the very start and never let go!  With its delicious hero, kindhearted heroine, and delightful secondary character (the charming child to the hero), I became quickly captivated by the action in and out of the bedroom along with the exhilarating suspense.  With each turn of the page I found myself falling even more for the drool-worthy hero and hoping he'll allow himself to claim his HEA as he so richly deserves it after showing himself to be more than what he shows the world.

Trent Lawson is a man who's lived a rough life as the son of a dangerous biker president, committed crimes he's not proud of, and taken lives and spilled blood in the name of necessity.  He knows he's not a good man, but behind his tough exterior is someone I was drawn to, someone deserving of HEA despite what he thinks.  The moment he meets good girl Eden is the moment he knows his life is going to get even more complicated as she becomes a sensual temptation too hard to ignore.  Despite all that makes them opposites, there's a delicious connection between these two that delightfully drives this story.  There's a slow burn between these two that builds in intensity as sensuality and suspense collide.  Throughout this story I found Trent a decadently delightful hero with charming and endearing interactions with his son which showed Trent wearing his heart on his sleeve.  His words and deeds during quiet times with Eden were poetic and romantic, but that didn't hide the dirty talking nature of this bad boy! He and Eden were combustible together and I enjoyed watching them grow closer together, dealing with their painful pasts full of lies and heartbreak, as a formidable pairing determined to embrace their HEA.

From the outside Eden Murphy exudes good girl vibes, but the moment she meets Trent is the moment she longs to be a bit bad.  Applying for a job to help her father brings her into Trent's world early on in the story and from there things turn unforgettable as these two opposites find an unwavering connection, a connection that's at war with his negative beliefs about himself and danger from their pasts creeping ever closer.  Add in the fact that she's his son's teacher and they find themselves growing even closer together, interacting as a family in ways that warmed my heart.  Eden's an immensely likable heroine, one who isn't who she seems to be as she's got a strong backbone and a lot of grit when showing Trent how perfect they are for each other.  Life hasn't been all sunshine and roses for her either in a tale that puts both of them through the emotional wringer before they're able to embrace their HEA.

From start to finish this was a captivating story with a romance full of heart and soul. The interactions between the hero and heroine were sizzling one moment while making me teary-eyed the next.  This couple fought for each other every step of the way while outside forces worked against them before throwing a jaw dropping act my way very late in the story that has me excited for the next installment.  On a whole this couple had me rooting for them after everything they'd been through before.  And with the addition of Trent's son, with his sweet nature and profound joy, it made this trio an unconventional family that I hope to see more glimpses of in future books!

My rating for this is an A.

*I got this book from the author for review in exchange for my honest opinion.


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. Watch out for her upcoming stand-alone, GIVE ME A REASON, releasing August 30th!
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.
Be sure not to miss new releases and sales from A.L. Jackson - Sign up to receive her newsletter HERE or text “aljackson” to 33222 to receive short but sweet updates on all the important news.



Book Release for Save Me by Ami Ackerman (REVIEW).......

 As a fan of rockstar romances I've become drawn to this story, an angsty menage set in the world of music as fame and matters of the heart wage battle in the public eye.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Save Me by Ami Ackerman, along with getting my impressions of this first installment in the Boys In The Band series, then add it to your bookshelf!

Kwan Park is one-of-seven in the world’s most successful boy band. Save Me has dominated the charts and Kwan thought he had it all – his band, the family they created, and the adoration of millions of fans.But soon he realizes something is missing. Love.
Enter bandmates, Benedict Ross and Bailey Montgomery, who might just hold the most precious thing in their hands – Kwan’s heart.
Benedict and Kwan have a tarnished history, but Bailey offers both of them something deep and meaningful that neither of them have ever imagined.
With all three hearts on the line, they must decide if they can handle the pressure...both from the label and those who wouldn’t understand.
On music’s most prestigious night, Bene and Bailey ask Kwan to do the unthinkable – to go public with their relationship.
Faced with betrayal and pain, Kwan, Bene and Bailey wonder if they’ll ever be anything but beautifully broken.
****Save Me: Broken is Beautiful is intended for mature readers. Please be aware that there are topics that may be triggers for some readers.


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As a fan of rockstar romances I'm always on the lookout for new-to-me authors and their stories set in the music world.  With Save Me, Ms. Ackerman has created a sizzling story of bandmates (and friends) who find their connection growing stronger despite their painful pasts and the judgments of their fans and their record label.  With each turn of the page I became more and more invested in the journey of these three bandmates and their sizzling encounters both in and out of the bedroom.

While I often pictured BTS while reading this story, these characters quickly set themselves apart through vibrant personalities and backstories that pulled at my heartstrings.  As a band I found them engaging and look forward to the rest of the band having their story's told.  As for this triad, their connection felt natural from the very start and it had me rooting for them to overcome their bruised pasts and a future frowned upon by certain people.  Throughout this story Ms. Ackerman nicely balanced the depiction of this triad's painful pasts with the reality of what being together means in a tale that warmed my heart while putting a blush to my cheeks.  With each larger than life character finding a place in my heart I found myself drawn to each character in vastly different ways, ways that pushed all my emotional buttons.  Though certain elements of the rockstar world felt stereotypically depicted here, it was the emotional investment that set this story apart and has me highly recommending it while I hope that we return to this world again soon!

My rating for this is an A-

*I got this book from the author for review in exchange for my honest opinion.


Ami Ackerman began reading romance at the age of ten when her aunt handed her a copy of Gone With the Wind and she was immediately hooked. Since then, she has always dreamed of writing romance full-time and decided to take a chance when her best friend gave her an idea. Ami believes in love across genders and sexes and that all relationships have a place in romance. When not writing at her favorite Starbucks, Ami can be found in the mountains of Arizona daydreaming about seven men in Korea who will never know she exists.

Book Release Blitz for The Serpents MC Las Vegas Box Set by Barbara Nolan (GIVEAWAY) .….

 Fans of MC romances rejoice as three steamy stories set in the exhilarating world of MCs come together in one steamy set!  So get ready for The Serpents MC Las Vegas Box Set by Barbara Nolan and add it to your bookshelf now!

From the sizzling streets of South Beach to the temptation of the Sin City Strip, take a wild ride BEYOND REDEMPTION with Joker, an outlaw biker set on revenge, and Daisy, a conwoman seeking absolution as they pair up to outsmart a vicious club president and a dangerous drug cartel.
Then, as Joker tries to put his past behind him, an unavoidable showdown threatens to shatter his future as Daisy questions everything. Soon the couple’s life flies out of control on the razor-thin edge dividing what they want from what they need, leaving both wondering if they can be REDEEMED.
And just when Joker and Daisy think they have it all, their life flips sideways. Joker can’t decide if anything he believes is true, while Daisy and the couple’s unborn child are put at risk. Who can they trust? Are the Serpents MC the reason their dreams have imploded, or is the club their only shot at true REDEMPTION?
This box set contains each installment of Joker and Daisy's story from the fan-favorite Serpents MC Las Vegas Series. Each book is a steamy bad boy biker romance with lots of heat and a guaranteed HEA!

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Amazon Bestselling Author Barbara Nolan loves her emotional, passionate alpha males and the women who tame them. Her writing is sexy, spicy and seductive, and her goal is to have fun while taking the reader away from their world and into hers.
She is proud of this second act in her life and loves meeting and getting to know her readers, fans, and all the wonderful people in the writing community.
Her passion for reading and words make this a journey of love.
She considers reading a luxury and writing a necessity.



Book Trailer Reveal for Rock Steady by MJ Roberts……

 A shy woman burned by love in the past finds herself being tempted by the rockstar who's used to getting everything he wants in this sexy contemporary tug of war romance.  Keep reading to get a tempting glimpse of Rock Steady by MJ Roberts, then start counting down the days until this first installment in the Kenner Brothers series hits bookshelves on September 6th!

Go on tour with the sexy Kenner Brothers in Rock Steady, the first in the spin-off series from the award-winning Chord Brothers books.
Venom Kenner is the lead singer of Dirt Cherry, a band well known for their dirty lyrics and larger-than-life antics. With heart-stopping good looks, loving parents, and becoming famous at a young age, Venom is used to getting whatever he wants, whenever he wants it--and he wants Jenna.
Jenna Demptation’s life has been one hardship after another. When her older sister becomes the PR manager for Dirt Cherry and strong-arms Jenna to help for the summer, Jenna is happy to get away from her crappy day-to-day life. Until too-good-looking-to-be-real Venom sets his sights on Jenna and sets her nerves into overdrive. Jenna makes an art of shying away from Mr. Hot-Pants McHottie. She has been hurt way too much in the past to trust anyone, far less someone as perfect as Venom, so she’s determined to keep their relationship completely professional, despite their sizzling chemistry.
But Venom knows in his heart this relationship is worth a shot and he’s not going to let a little thing like hesitancy get in his way...


Friday, August 27, 2021

Book Cover Reveal for Falling in Reverse by Julia Wolf……

A female rockstar becomes the target of danger while fighting her attraction to her sexy new bodyguard in this sensual and suspenseful contemporary romance.  Keep reading to get a tempting glimpse of Falling in Reverse by Julia Wolf, then start counting down the days until this first installment in the Seasons Change series hits bookshelves on September 24th!

Ronan Walsh.

Delicious Irish accent. Built like a slab of marble. Infuriatingly controlling.

My new bodyguard...

All I want is to rock hard with my band, The Seasons Change, and finally live my life exactly how I please. No one telling me what to do, no constraints, total freedom.

Too bad I’ve managed to piss someone off.

Crazed fan or bitter ex, it doesn’t really matter, since the result is the same. My wings are clipped and I’m strapped to a bodyguard with alpha tendencies and a disdain for celebrities.

Everyday I spend with Ronan is a battle. For control. For independence. And most unexpectedly, with my own willpower.

Because Ronan doesn’t just want to protect me. He wants me in his bed too, and ceding my control to Ronan is more tempting than I ever imagined.

But I’m Iris Adler, a fierce-to-my-bones rocker. If Ronan Walsh really wants all of me, he’d better be prepared for the fall.




Julia Wolf is a lover of all things romance. From steamy, to sweet, to funny, to so dirty you’ll be blushing for days, she loves it all.
Formerly a hair stylist, she spent years collecting stories her clients couldn’t wait to spill. And now that she’s writing full time, she’s putting those stories to use, although all identifying characteristics have been changed to protect the not-so-innocent!
Julia lives in Maryland with her three crazy, beautiful kids and her patient husband who she’s slowly converting to a romance reader, one book at a time.