Sunday, December 3, 2017

REVIEW: A Reckless Redemption by Laura Trentham


Can a single night’s deception lead to a lifelong love?

On the eve of her wedding to a man she detests, Brynmore McCann can think of only one way to escape—by ruining herself—but the local lads leave her wholly uninspired. Just as she’s ready to accept her fate, she spots Maxwell Drake, home after nearly a decade. Even though he had loved her sister when they were young, Bryn has always considered him hers, and she can’t think of anyone she’d rather have bed her for the first time. Only she never intends for him to uncover her real name.

Upon returning home, Maxwell is stunned by the news that his father may have left him an inheritance. As the unacknowledged by-blow of a local nobleman, Maxwell struggles with resentment over the way he and his mother were treated by his father and the village. To add to his troubles, he discovers the lass he spent an incredibly satisfying night with was not the village whore, but the high-born sister of his first love. He insists Brynmore travel with him to Edinburgh until they determine if she is with child. Because if she is, she’ll marry him whether she wants to or not.

Along the road to Edinburgh, they are attacked by persons unknown. As the list of suspects who want them dead grows longer and his worries deepen, Maxwell prepares for an even more personal battle—how to keep from surrendering his heart to Brynmore.

Warning: Contains a broody Scotsman, a fiery-haired lass, and a night of passion that changes everything. Readers are encouraged to bring a fan.

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REVIEW

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

3 out of 5 stars

I'm a huge fan of Laura Trentham and while I had loved the previous book in this series, this particular title kind of missed the mark for me. While I really liked Maxwell and Brynmore as characters and I liked the premise of this book with Bryn trying to get out of an unwanted marriage and using Maxwell to do it, the rest of the plot just didn't work for me. For me that was because I feel like the story wasn't as fleshed out as I wanted and needed it to be. By the end of the book once everything was resolved and the couple got their HEA I was still kind of confused with what the people after them really wanted and the way that everything was resolved just left me with more questions. But despite that, I got to say that the author delivered when it came to the romance. I really liked these two as a couple and enjoyed reading about them together and that is why while I wasn't a fan of the suspenseful storyline that I still considered this book an okay read. Overall, I enjoyed reading another historical book by this author after such a long time, but at the same I was expecting more.

REVIEW: Long Shot by Kelly Jamieson


Waitressing at a tequila bar on the beach in sunny San Diego may not be what Reece Kirkwell wants to do forever, but for now it’s perfect—other than the flashbacks to the tragedy she caused in Boston. And the fact that one of her bosses is a domineering, first-class manwhore who’s as stubborn as he is sexy. If he’d just listen to her, she could double his business. But it would also mean getting close to someone, and that’s a risk she can’t afford.

Cade Hardy’s partners at Conquistadors are like his brothers, but he’s the money man trying to keep them all afloat. To blow off steam, he’s been sleeping around a little. The last thing he needs is business advice from their crazy-hot new waitress. Cade can’t figure Reece out. She’s smarter than she lets on, and she doesn’t hide her disgust for his active sex life. But after he recognizes her PTSD symptoms, Cade is determined to save her . . . unless she saves him first.

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REVIEW

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

5 out of 5 stars

Long Shot was an amazing read and it was definitely my favorite book in this series. Everything about this book worked for me especially the two principle characters. I loved Cade and Reece so much! Cade was kind of grouchy at times especially when dealing with Reece, but the reasons for the way he behaved made sense since it was his way of dealing with his issues while also making sure his business and everything else in his life was taken care of. But Cade wasn't the only one with issues, Reece also had her issues. She was still traumatized by what had happened at her previous job and I understood her hesitation with wanting to be 100% in charge in the kitchen again, but at the same time I feel she should have been more honest with Cade and the guys about her history and her ideas about what she thought could help improve their business. But moving on from both of these characters hang ups. Despite the fact that both Cade and Reece had things they were dealing with, they were still both two very likable characters and I enjoyed reading about them immensely. And the close relationship that formed between them throughout the story was kind of perfect. It wasn't an instalove situation, but it also wasn't really a slowburn either in my opinion. Their romance was kind of somewhere in the middle and it really made me feel all the things because the connection between the two of them felt so real and never felt forced. Overall, this book was amazing! I loved it so, so much! And of course I really, really recommend it!

Friday, December 1, 2017

RELEASE BLITZ: Hunt Me Down by A.L. Jackson



Never underestimate a man who knows what he wants . . .

Broderick Wolfe is a man accustomed to getting what he wants. He will hunt it, fight for it, and make it his own.

Lillith Redd is a straight-laced attorney who’s dedicated her life to serving the people of her hometown of Gingham Lakes.

When Wolfe Industries sets its sights on leveling the old part of town and building a high-rise hotel in its place, Lillith steps up to go toe-to-toe to with its owner.

Little do either of them know, they’ve just met their match.

Hunt Me Down is a modern-day reboot of Little Red Riding Hood set in the world of A.L. Jackson’s bestselling FIGHT FOR ME series, originally a part of the Glamour Anthology and previously titled Red Hot Pursuit. This novella is a fun, flirty, uber sexy contemporary romance. The only fantasy happening here is in the bedroom. So hold on—you’re getting ready to sink your teeth into something hot and sweet. 

Disclaimer: This book was originally titled Red Hot Pursuit in the Glamour anthology. It has not been changed or added to in any way. This novella does not need to be read before or after Show Me the Way and does not give away any spoilers for other Fight for Me novels.

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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, and BLEEDING STARS novels. Be sure to check out her newest series, Fight for Me. The first novel, SHOW ME THE WAY, is out now.

If she’s not writing, you can find her hanging out by the pool with her family, sipping cocktails with her friends, or of course with her nose buried in a book.

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REVIEW

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

5 out of 5 stars

Hunt Me Down was a really entertaining novella. I had loved Show Me the Way earlier this year, so I loved returning to Gingham Lakes in this story. But as much as I loved returning to that world, what I especially loved about this book was that it was a quick and steamy read. Recently I've been craving more shorter, very steamy reads and this book totally fit the bill and overall reading it just made me so happy. Of course I really recommend this book and it has made me even more excited for the next Fight for Me book!

EXCERPT TOUR: The Last Wolf by Maria Vale


For three days out of thirty, when the moon is full and her law is iron, the Great North Pack must be wild. 

If she returns to her Pack, the stranger will die. 
But if she stays…

Silver Nilsdottir is at the bottom of her Pack’s social order, with little chance for a decent mate and a better life. Until the day a stranger stumbles into their territory, wounded and beaten, and Silver decides to risk everything on Tiberius Leveraux. But Tiberius isn’t all he seems, and in the fragile balance of the Pack and wild, he may tip the destiny of all wolves…

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Maria Vale is a journalist who has worked for Publishers Weekly, Glamour magazine, Redbook, the Philadelphia Inquirer. She is a logophile and a bibliovore and a worrier about the world. Trained as a medievalist, she tries to shoehorn the language of Beowulf into things that don't really need it. She currently lives in New York with her husband, two sons and a long line of dead plants. No one will let her have a pet. Visit her at https://www.mariavale.com/

EXCERPT

In which Tiberius eats dinner with the hostile Pack and learns that not everything that is small and cute and furry is a puppy

Upstairs, the screen door opens and closes with a slam. Orders are barked out, and heavy treads stomp back and forth between hall and kitchen. As the Pack passes the stairs to the basement, the complex fragrances of the dishes they’re carrying waft down to us. Benches start scraping across floors, and I push Ti’s extra clothes into a bag and push the man himself up the stairs.

As soon as we reach the hall, the smile I hadn’t even known I was wearing fades. The Alphas of every echelon are standing around the heavy hand-scraped tables, each one of them holding tight onto their seaxs, the sharp daggers that all adult Pack wear at their waist.

There are strict penalties for attacking a table guest, and John will kill anyone who tries, but edgy wolves are edgy wolves and not always in control. I am this man’s shielder, and I face them, my thighs coiled low, my shoulders squared, and my lips curled back from my teeth, so these wolves know that I will fight, even in skin.

Tock, tock, tock.

Behind me, Ti is not even facing the right way. He’s looking at the table, opening up casseroles with one hand, while flicking his spoon up and down against his bowl with the thumb of the other (tock, tock, tock). As though there weren’t a hundred evil-eyed wolves staring holes into his back.

He lifts a hand-thrown lid and sniffs the saag paneer. Another basket with bread. A selection of Corningware casseroles hold cauliflower and lentil stew; sun-dried tomatoes and fresh cheese; corn chowder. Pasta with herbs. Egg salad.

“So…you’re vegetarians?” Ti says to no one in particular.

“Not vegetarians,” John answers. “But not carrion eaters either. You are our guest,” he says loudly to remind all the wolves with itchy palms about our very ancient and very strict rules of hospitality, “and free to hunt anywhere on our land, but Shifter? You must eat what you kill.”

“John?” I whisper, pulling at his elbow, and he bends down. “His name?”

John scratches his graying beard for a moment before pointing to one casserole dish in Blue Onion pattern. “Tiberius?” he says, “My personal favorite is the cauliflower and lentils. Be sure to add some toasted hazelnuts.”

Someone coughs, but John has broken the spell, and the Alphas reclaim their seats. Though when they do, they seem to have doubled in size, their broad shoulders and thighs now claiming whatever spare space we might have squeezed into.

I bend my head toward one of the empty tables. Those too will be full when the Offlanders come home for the Iron Moon, but for now, we sit there alone, side by side. The Pack starts talking again, bent low over their food because our table manners at home are not all they should be.

Naturally, there is a lot of talk about Ti, and while no one will question John’s decision, it is one of the peculiarities of the Old Tongue that the word giest means guest and stranger and enemy, so when someone speaks of our new giest, everyone understands the double meaning.

Then John says that’s enough Old Tongue for now.

A handful of pups scrabble up the stairs from the basement storage. They’re chasing something, taking wide frantic turns around the room.

“Mouse,” I whisper to Ti. “They don’t last long here.”

“She didn’t take me down,” Eudemos complains loudly.

“I mean, I was still standing.” He hacks at the big loaf of bread with his seax. “Where’sa butter? 

“I neber submided,” he insists, a pale-yellow crumb flying across the table. He uses his thumb to push the mouthful back in. “If what she did counts as submitting now, I think we should change the laws, thass all I’m sayin’.”

“Deemer?” says John.

Victor, our Deemer, our thinker about Pack law, crosses his arms and looks at the ceiling for a moment. “The law does say an opponent must be pinned down,” he says. “But while Eudemos was not down, he was very definitely pinned, and that is the more important part of the law.”

“Your Alpha agrees. The spirit of the law was upheld.”

And with that, Eudemos will not say another word about the matter.

The mouse finally caught, Golan trots up to John, followed by a roiling mass of fur. He lays his tiny prey at the Alpha’s feet. John looks at it, making sure the kill was clean and the mouse didn’t suffer, then he scratches Golan’s ear and wishes him good eating.

Suddenly, Ti jumps and lowers his hand to fend off a juvenile, who has her damp nose in his crotch.

“Rainy!” shouts Gran Moira. “Come here!”

Rainy cocks her head to the side and stares up at Ti before running off.

“Why do you have so many dogs?” Ti asks, his legs now tightly crossed.

“Nooo,” I hiss. “They’re not…” It’s too late. He didn’t say it loudly, but our hearing is very good, and one set of very good ears is all that’s needed. One by one, the Pack falls silent, appalled by what Ti has called our children.

Four fuzzy snouts peek over the arm of one of the fireplace sofas. Other pups glower down from the curved stairs that lead up to the children’s quarters.

Then the only sound is the brittle crunch of Golan’s sharp, white teeth.

“Excuse me, Shifter?” pipes a small voice. A ten-year-old girl with long, pale-brown curls, wearing shorts and a much-washed blue T-shirt with a picture of a pickle on it, scratches the back of her calf with a bare foot. “I am sorry I smelled your crutch?” she says, glancing back at Gran Moira, who mouths the word crotch with an encouraging smile. “But that’s what I said. ‘Crutch.’”

“It’s ‘crotch,’” corrects Gran Moira.

“Oh,” Rainy says, turning back to Ti. “I am sorry I smelled your crotch? I didn’t mean to be offensive. I am just in the Year of First Shoes?”

The Year of First Shoes is the first twelve moons in the juvenile wing, when you’re too old to scamper around and be fed tidbits from the table, and you’re too young to see even the remotest advantage to being human. It’s when we first wear shoes and clothes. 

It is a terrible, terrible time.



Thursday, November 16, 2017

COVER REVEAL: Hunt Me Down by AL Jackson

Hunt Me Down
A stand-alone novella in A.L. Jackson's brand-new Fight for Me series...
Coming December 1st


I'm so excited to reveal the HUNT ME DOWN cover! HUNT ME DOWN was originally a part of the GLAMOUR Anthology, and now is coming to you as its own novella! I had so much fun writing this little story - it's an uber-sexy introduction into the world of Gingham Lakes, Alabama. So be sure to get this on your TBR - Broderick Wolfe is coming for you December 1, 2017!
Never underestimate a man who knows what he wants . . .

Broderick Wolfe is a man accustomed to getting what he wants. He will hunt it, fight for it, and make it his own.

Lillith Redd is a straight-laced attorney who’s dedicated her life to serving the people of her hometown of Gingham Lakes.

When Wolfe Industries sets its sights on leveling the old part of town and building a high-rise hotel in its place, Lillith steps up to go toe-to-toe to with its owner.

Little do either of them know, they’ve just met their match.

Hunt Me Down is a modern-day reboot of Little Red Riding Hood set in the world of A.L. Jackson’s bestselling FIGHT FOR ME series, originally a part of the Glamour Anthology and previously titled Red Hot Pursuit. This novella is a fun, flirty, uber sexy contemporary romance. The only fantasy happening here is in the bedroom. So hold on—you’re getting ready to sink your teeth into something hot and sweet. 

Disclaimer: This book was originally titled Red Hot Pursuit in the Glamour anthology. It has not been changed or added to in any way. This novella does not need to be read before Show Me the Way and does not give away any spoilers for other Fight for Me novels.






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, and BLEEDING STARS novels. Watch for A.L. Jackson’s upcoming novel, FOLLOW ME BACK, the second stand-alone novel in her brand-new FIGHT FOR ME SERIES.

If she’s not writing, you can find her hanging out by the pool with her family, sipping cocktails with her friends, or of course with her nose buried in a book.

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RELEASE BLITZ: Bedding the Billionaire by London Hale


It's been a sexy year of quick, filthy, taboo reads, and the final novella is here!
Bedding The Billionaire by London Hale is LIVE!
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She thinks they’re a mistake
I've spent my whole life working toward my goals, being the best I can be at my job. Arrogant, persistent, pain in the skirt billionaire Colin Huntley isn't going to change that, even if he is the hottest man I've ever had the pleasure of working with. And pleasure is definitely something the man can deliver, without question. Our single, mind blowing night together was a mistake, though. A one-night stand brought on by a lapse in judgment. One I won't make again, so long as I stay strong as he starts his chase. Because when Colin decides he wants something, he gets it. And he's decided he wants me.
He always gets what he wants
Sloane McLaren may be the best VP I’ve ever had, but she taunts me every day in her tight little skirts and her librarian-fantasy glasses. Especially since that night. The one when I had her in my bed, in my shower, bent over my kitchen counter. I thought we were finally on the same page...until I woke up to cold sheets and an empty bed. She may assume it’s business as usual in the office, but I didn’t build my billion-dollar company on assumptions. I want her back in my bed, and I’m willing to play dirty to get her there.


About London Hale:
London Hale is the combined pen name of writing besties Ellis Leigh and Brighton Walsh. Between them, they’ve published more than thirty books in the contemporary romance, paranormal romance, and romantic suspense genres. Ellis is a USA Today bestselling author who loves coffee, thinks green Skittles are the best, and prefers to stay in every weekend. Brighton is multi-published with Berkley, St. Martin’s Press, and Carina Press. She hates coffee, thinks green Skittles are the work of the devil, and has never heard of a party she didn’t want to attend. Don’t ask how they became such good friends or work so well together—they still haven’t figured it out themselves.

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MY REVIEW

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

3 out of 5 stars

So London Hale books are usually five star reads for me but this one kind of missed the mark for me a bit. As deliciously steamy as this book was I just didn't connect with the two main characters, Colin and Sloane, in the same way as I did with the other couples in the other London Hale books. But while I didn't connect with the characters in this book, I still liked the overall story and really enjoyed reading about them together. They really worked together as a couple and I like how their romance played out although I got to say that the end was a bit abrupt. Overall, this book was an okay romance read for me and while it's not my favorite London Hale book I still recommend it for fans of this series. 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

COVER REVEAL: Wanderlust by Lauren Blakely




They say Paris is always a good idea...

You know what I say? Paris would be a much better idea if I spoke the dang language. I can't even board the metro to visit the Louvre without ending up at the Moulin Rouge, and let's not even mention how I'll ever make it through a day at my new office.

Fortunately my company hooks me up with my own personal translator. Ooh la la. Or should I say bloody hell? Because he's charming, witty, and British, and he brings the city to life for me. Soon, I can order a croque monsieur hold the ham, discuss perfume with my co-workers, and barter at the outdoor market. I can also tell the sexy Brit by my side how much I want him to kiss me under the streetlamps.

Except there's a catch - Paris might be all we have.

***

One more assignment before I can take off on my big adventure...

And it's a good farewell gig too since my newest client is a fetching American who loves to explore the cafes and cobbled streets while I teach her the language of love. We fall into a fast and flirty friendship, but Paris has a way of making lovers out of friends, and soon we're spending our nights together too - très risqué. The trouble is, my wanderlust is calling to me, and soon I'll be traveling the globe to fulfill a promise I made long ago.

What could possibly go wrong with falling in love in Paris? Nothing...unless one of you is leaving.

Releasing February 6, 2018!

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A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that's hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family and has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 85 times, and she's sold more than 2 million books. In December she'll release THE V CARD, a sinfully sexy standalone romantic comedy co-written with Lili Valente. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter!

Monday, November 13, 2017

REVIEW: Hot Shot by Kelly Jamieson


A former Navy SEAL and current bad boy bar owner learns to trust a free spirit in this steamy novel of unexpected romance from the bestselling author of Body Shot and the Heller Brothers series.

Marco Solis knows that if he gets too close to people they disappear. His parents were deported back to Mexico when he was fourteen, his fiancée married someone else while he was in the military, and now his business partner’s spending more time with his girl than with Marco. For better or worse, that’s how Marco meets Carrie Garner. She’s legitimately model-hot. She’s also a nut—a wild, artsy, unapproachable nut. So why is Marco so interested in cracking her shell?

Although Carrie Garner is a natural in front of the camera, her dream is to make it as a photographer. Soon she’ll be heading to Spain for design school, and she’ll miss her best friend, Hayden, like crazy. She’ll even miss Hayden’s boyfriend, Beck—but she won’t miss Beck’s partner, Marco. Bossy, brooding, and annoyingly sexy, Marco really pushes her buttons, though he obviously wouldn’t mind pushing her buttons in an up-against-the-wall, hard-and-fast kind of way. The craziest part is, if Carrie lets him do that, well . . . she may never want to leave.

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MY REVIEW

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

4 out of 5 stars

Hot Shot, the second Last Shot novel by Kelly Jamieson was a fun contemporary romance. Having met Marco and Carrie in the previous book in this series, I was excited to see them paired up in this book. These two were absolutely perfect together. The chemistry that the author created between them in this book was off the charts hot and I couldn't get enough of it. I also loved all the back and forth between these two in this book. While I wouldn't call this book an enemies to lovers romance since Marco and Carrie weren't exactly enemies, but the book had the same thrilling and passionate feel that I usually get from those types of romances and I loved that about this book. It made this romance a book that I was incapable of putting down and still think of fondly even though it has been months since I read it back in May. Overall, this book was a very satisfying romance. I loved it a lot and really recommend it!

REVIEW: Can't Forget You by Rachel Lacey


YOU NEVER FORGET YOUR FIRST LOVE

Jessica Flynn can’t wait to buy up that patch of unspoiled North Carolina woodland next door and expand her spa. What could be more sensuous than a hot-tub soak under the stars? Jessica would love to bask in the romantic view herself-but first she needs to find the right man to join her in this fantasy. Back in high school, she thought that was the dark and brooding Mark Dalton. But then he left to join the Special Forces, and when he returned to town, it felt like their teenage love affair had never even happened.

Mark Dalton has his eye on the same property for his own business. Yet there’s something he wants to have even more. Because Jessica is sweeter than he remembered, and he’s finding it hard to resist his attraction to the competition. When they finally find themselves alone, deep in the forest, nature can’t help but run a little wild. But if she ever finds out what he’s been hiding all these years, she may never forgive him…

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MY REVIEW

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

5 out of 5 stars

Can't Forget You, the third book in Rachel Lacey's Risking It All series, was another absolutely phenomenal romance by this author. Out of the three friends this series focused on, Mark was the one I was most anxious to read about and he did not disappoint. His and Jessica's love story was everything I was expecting it to be and more. It is no secret that I adore second chance romances and this book was the perfect example as to why those types of romances have a special place in my heart. On top of being just an amazing second chance romance, I also really loved the part of the story focused on the land that both Mark and Jessica wanted to purchase to expand their businesses. I really enjoyed the way everything played out. The way the issue was resolved was perfect and made this story even more satisfying. I also absolutely loved the way that the author touched base on all of the previous couples in this series. Even though the book was about Mark and Jessica it always makes me happy to see all the other couples being happy together and the author did not disappoint in keeping us updated on everyone. But back to Mark and Jessica. Out of the the four love stories presented in this series, they are definitely my favorite. Everything from their history from when they were teens to them reconnecting and trying again as adults was absolutely perfect. This romance truly was a wonderful read and I really recommend it!

REVIEW: Crash and Burn by Rachel Lacey


Terrified of flying, Isa Delgado is determined to conquer her fears. Agreeing to accompany a dog on her “freedom flight” from the shelter, Isa gets ready for the journey of her life, boarding a plane with a sexy and rugged pilot.

Silicon Valley CEO Nate Peters volunteers his time and personal jet for animal rescue missions. Flying the stunning and compassionate Isa is just an added perk of the job. But when the plane malfunctions over a forest fire, Isa’s biggest fear comes true as they crash into the fiery woods.

After crashing in a remote area, Nate and Isa must find sanctuary in the midst of the forest as flames threaten to engulf them. Nate and Isa fight for survival as they seek comfort in each other’s arms. With time running out, will they outrun the fire that burns around them while igniting the desire that heats up between them?

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MY REVIEW

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

5 out of 5 stars

Crash and Burn was an interesting book to read. I wasn't really sure what to think of it at the beginning because it's a departure from what I've come to expect from a romance by this author, but while it was different she still wrote it really, really well. I loved reading Isa and Nate's story. Their story was absolutely perfect. It was suspenseful, and sweet, and hot and not just because these two were stuck in the path of a forest fire. It truly was amazing how the author blended all the different aspects of this book together making it a romance that I was incapable of putting down and overall I was just really impressed by this book. Out of all of the books I have read by Rachel Lacey, I can honestly say that Crash and Burn is my favorite of her stories and I'm looking forward to reading more books like this from this author hopefully in the near future. Needless to say, I really recommend this book.

REVIEW: The Right Kind of Reckless by Heather Van Fleet


I'm in love with a woman I can't have, and there's absolutely nothing I can do to stop myself from falling.

The problem? Her brother's my best friend.

I shouldn't want her this much. Not when it goes against the bro code. Not when I've never been able to commit to another woman for longer than a night.

But one look into her eyes and I'm a mess for her. She's my everything. Walking away might end me, but if I don't, I'll be risking a hell of a lot more than just a broken heart. 

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MY REVIEW

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

5 out of 5 stars

The Right Kind of Reckless was another amazing romance by Heather Van Fleet. I just could not get enough of Max and Lia. After meeting them in the first book in this series I was so anxious for them to get an HEA and the author did not disappoint with there story. First off, I loved that there really wasn't any hesitation on either characters part when it came to being together despite the initial back and forth at the beginning of the book before these admitted they had feelings for each other. And talking about them admitting they have feelings for each other I was really surprised at how quickly these two admitted that they were in love and how quick they were to accept it. It really worked for me in this book because sometimes it takes forever for the characters to get to that point and that sometimes makes the story drag, but Max and Lia got over that quickly and it allowed the author to focus on other goodness. But while Max and Lia went for it early on in this book, there relationship wasn't all sunshine and rainbows. Both characters had some stuff to get through and things to take care of before they could get their HEA. Going along with that I loved that a big focus in this book was Max and Lia taking the steps necessary to get their careers started and that they supported each other unconditionally. I also loved that a lot of the drama in the book was focused on them trying and failing to keep their relationship a secret. And of course the biggest highlight for me in this book not focused on the swoon-worthy romance was baby Chloe. Seriously it was always so adorable and heartwarming to watch any of the characters interact with the fifteen-month old especially when it was Max in full-on uncle mode. But getting back to the romance, the relationship between Max and Lia was perfect. I didn't think the author could top Collin and Addison as a great couple, but Max and Lia totally did and it was spectacular. Overall, I love, love, loved this book and I really recommend it.

RELEASE DAY BLAST: November Lovestruck Titles



McKenna Prescott is the queen of picking the wrong men. When her latest boyfriend dumps her, she decides to devote her time to “exploring herself” (read: drinking wine and ordering sex toys online) and starting her freelance makeup business. That is, until an embarrassing delivery mix-up puts her sexy, gruff neighbor in her path…

Beckett Walsh is married to his job…which is a deal-breaker for the woman he’s supposed to be marrying. Even worse, his would-be father-in-law has pulled support from Beckett's startup and now Beckett stands to lose everything. But the gorgeous, crazy makeup artist from down the hall has an equally crazy but mutually beneficial idea: if he convinces his sister to hire McKenna for her high-society wedding, McKenna will teach him about what women want so he can get his fiancée back.

All he has to do is make sure he doesn’t fall for the wrong girl.

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Stefanie London is the USA Today bestselling author of over ten contemporary romances with humour, heat and heart.

Originally from Australia, she now lives in Toronto with her very own hero and is currently in the process of doing her best to travel the world. She frequently indulges in her passions for good coffee, lipstick, romance novels and zombie movies.


MY REVIEW

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

4 out of 5 stars

Trouble Next Door was another super fun romantic comedy by Stefanie London and I truly enjoyed it! With that said it wasn't my favorite Stefanie London book because the whole scenario where the heroine of the book is trying to help the hero win back his ex never really works for me. And while Stefanie London wrote it well, I'm still not a fan of that situation and that is why this book is a four star read for me instead of five. But as much as I dislike that scenario, the book was well written like I already stated and the main characters were great. McKenna and Beckett were so much fun for me to read about and I couldn't get enough of them together. I really loved the way that they met with McKenna's package containing a sex toy accidentally being delivered to Beckett's apartment. The whole situation was absolutely hilarious and really set the mood for the rest of book. Stefanie London is one of my favorite writers of romantic comedies and she really delivered with this book. It was funny and sweet and just the right amount of sexy and I really enjoyed it. Overall, this book was a win for me and I really recommend it. 


FBI agent Max Carter lives his life by a strict set of rules—rules that don't allow for distraction, deviation…or a relationship. But tell that to his matchmaking mama. To avoid yet another set-up, he announces he has a girlfriend. And now has to produce said girlfriend at Christmas dinner. Maybe Santa has a suitable actress in that red bag of his…
 
Gina Castillo is about to break her building’s iron-clad “no pets” policy to give her little brother the perfect Christmas gift—a dog. Too bad Max, the most inconveniently sexy tenant in the building, catches her red handed. Gina expects to be evicted, but instead finds herself blackmailed into playing the role of his girlfriend.
 
Two lies plus one dog should equal a hot mess of a holiday, but attraction and Christmas magic might just defy the rules…

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Award-winning contemporary romance author, Kadie Scott, grew up consuming books and exploring the world through her writing. She attempted to find a practical career related to her favorite pastime by earning a degree in English Rhetoric (Technical Writing). However, she swiftly discovered that writing without imagination is not nearly as fun as writing with it.

No matter the genre, she loves to write witty, feisty heroines, sexy heroes who deserve them, and a cast of lovable characters to surround them (and maybe get their own stories). She currently resides in Austin, Texas, with her own personal hero, her husband, and their two children, who are growing up way too fast.


MY REVIEW

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

5 out of 5 stars

I had read the first Love Undercover book earlier this year and really enjoyed, so figured I would like The Attraction Equation. But I was wrong I didn't just like The Attraction Equation, I absolutely loved this book. Almost everything about this book worked for me. First off, I really loved the heroine. Gina was adorable and likable and kind of quirky and I loved reading about her. I also really loved Max. He was just as adorable as Gina when it came down to it, but what I really loved about him was how different he was from Gina. While Gina life was kind of mess and she was all over the place, Max's world was all structured and in order, but despite them being complete opposites they fit so well together and it was wonderful. But as much as I loved this book there was one tiny little thing that bothered me and that was the fact that Max tried to keep the fact that he worked for the FBI a secret from Gina. It just didn't make any sense to me and I didn't get the point of him not being honest with her about that from the very beginning. But other than that this book was pretty much perfect. Books featuring people pretending to be in a relationship and then actually falling in love are always so much fun and this book was no exception. Overall, I loved this book so much and I so recommend it! It's a must read!

Saturday, November 4, 2017

REVIEW: Lord of Lies by Amy Sandas


Determined to save her older sisters from ruin, Portia Chadwick turns to the mysterious mercenary known only as Nightshade for help…and in his arms, discovers a whole new world of thieves and cutpurses, danger and passion.

Portia knows she’ll never have a life of adventure. But when a dangerous moneylender kidnaps her sister, Portia seeks help from a man known only as Nightshade. Soon she finds herself charging headfirst into his world of intrigue and danger—and unexpected passion.

Dell Turner grew up in London’s back alleys and gin lanes. Vowing to escape his low beginnings, he hires himself out to society’s elite. When he accepts a job from a beautiful young lady, he doesn’t anticipate her relentless determination to join his mad occupation…or her unnerving ability to inspire emotions he thought long buried. She’s as dangerous to him as his world is to her, and yet Dell can’t bring himself to turn Portia away... even if it means risking her life.

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MY REVIEW

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

5 out of 5 stars

Lord of Lies, the third book in Amy Sandas's Fallen Ladies series was absolutely amazing! While The Untouchable Earl is still my favorite, this book is such a close second that they are almost tied. Out of the three sisters, Portia was the most unconventional and as result the most fun to read about. I loved how daring she was and that she wasn't satisfied just sitting on the sidelines. I also really loved Dell. His chosen profession made him so exciting to read about and I loved all the different costumes and identities he would take on to get the job them. But as much as I loved Portia and Dell, the highlight for me in this book was obviously how they interacted together. These two were so good together in every way. They complimented each other perfectly and their romance was sweet and passionate and everything I've come to expect from a love story written by Amy Sandas. And that romance paired with the thrilling story present in this book made for an amazing read. I love, love, loved this book and really recommend it.

REVIEW: The Laird Takes a Bride by Lisa Berne



Lisa Berne’s Penhallow Dynasty series continues as a Highlander marries against his will — and discovers he may have found the perfect bride.

Alasdair Penhallow, laird of his clan and master of Castle Tadgh, is forced to end his carefree bachelorhood, thanks to an ancient decree that requires him to marry. But Alasdair’s search for a biddable wife comes to a screeching halt when Fate serves up Fiona Douglass. Prickly as a thistle, Fiona challenges him at every turn, rendering herself surprisingly irresistible. Her love would be a prize indeed . . . if Alasdair could accept it.

Fiona gave her heart once, and doesn’t plan to repeat that folly. Yet she finds herself drawn to Alasdair’s intelligence and strength, and the passion he incites goes well beyond her expectations for what’s only a marriage of expedience. Despite herself, she’s falling in love with her husband.

But there’s a high wall between them — and Fiona’s not sure it can ever be torn down.

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MY REVIEW

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

5 out of 5 stars


The Laird Takes a Bride, the second Penhallow Dynasty book was even better than the first book You May Kiss the Bride and that is really saying something because I absolutely loved the first book. This book was absolutely amazing in every way. First off, I really loved Alasdair Penhallow. While he wasn't present in the previous book in the series, he was briefly mentioned and with just that brief mention in the first book I was intrigued and I am happy to say that he lived up to what I was expecting him to be like. As for Fiona, she was a perfect historical romance heroine. I loved her so much. She was the perfect type of woman to be paired with Alasdair and these two truly were glorious together. I loved that their relationship began as a marriage of convenience thanks to some random old law that none of the characters were aware of before the start of the book. The whole situation made for a fun and exciting romance that had me feeling all the things and it was absolutely perfect! Overall, this book was spectacular. It was definitely one of my top all-time favorite historical romance reads and I really recommend it.

REVIEW: Falling for the Highlander by Lynsay Sands



Lady Murine Carmichael has known her share of bad luck. But when her debt-ridden half-brother tries to sell her off in exchange for a few Scottish horses, it’s the final straw. If keeping her freedom means escaping through harsh countryside alone, so be it. She has barely begun her journey when she lands an unlikely escort—the brawny Highlander who just refused to buy her virtue.

Dougall Buchanan was disgusted by Lord Danvries’ shameful offer, but Murine herself tempts him beyond measure. Even bedraggled and dusty, the lass glows with beauty and bravery. Dougall wants to do more than just help her flee. He wants to protect her—with his life and his heart—if she’ll only let him. For Murine may be pursued by a powerful foe, but nothing compares to the fiery courage of a Highlander in love.

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MY REVIEW

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

5 out of 5 stars

Before I had started reading this book, I had only been familiar with this authors paranormal romances and while I had enjoyed her paranormals, now that I have read a historical romance book by her I got to say that I love her historical romances so much more. This book was absolutely amazing! I loved it so much and couldn't get enough of the world that the author presented us with in this book. The characters all had my undivided attention from start to finish and the great characters paired with an exciting plot and a passionate and swoon-worthy romance made this book everything I wanted and needed from a historical romance. Overall, this book was an outstanding historical romance and I, of course, really recommend it. 

REVIEW: Mogul by Joanna Shupe


The privileged members of the Knickerbocker Club can never climb too high up the social ladder. But for one charming New York bachelor, does the ascent take precedence over love in the Gilded Age?

As owner of a well-respected national newspaper, Calvin Cabot has the means to indulge his capricious taste for excess—and the power to bring the upper crust of society to its knees. So when a desperate heiress from his past begs for his help, Calvin agrees . . . as long as she promises to stay out of his way. Except, like the newsman, this willful beauty always gets what she wants.

Lillian Davies lives a life brimming with boundless parties, impressive yachts, and exotic getaways. But when her brother disappears, Lily knows that blood runs thicker than champagne and she'll spare nothing to bring him back alive. Unfortunately, the only man who can help her is the one she never wanted to see again. Can Lily keep Calvin at arm's length long enough to save her brother and protect her name . . . even when the tenacious powerbroker turns out to be absolutely irresistible?

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MY REVIEW

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5 out of 5 stars

So while writing my review of Joanna's most recent book A Daring Arrangement, I realized that I had never gotten around to writing a review for this book, so this is going to be a quick and to the point review to remedy that. Mogul was another an A+ read by Joanna Shupe. Given that the historical romance sub-genre is so saturated by stories set during the Regency period, reading Joanna's books, which for the most part are set in America during the Gilded Age are always a breath of fresh air and Mogul, which is the last book in her Knickerbocker Club series is one of my absolute faves. After getting glimpses of Calvin in the previous books in this series, it really was a treat to read about him. I really loved the way that his story played out. Introducing Lily as his past love and reuniting them was absolutely fantastic. Given the way that things ended between them in the past, their reunion was extremely tense and exciting and passionate. These two had a lot of issues to get through and it made me feel all the things while I was reading. As I said already, I loved the way that things played out and loved the way that the truth about what happened in the past was revealed slowly. It made for a very dramatic and satisfying romance that was everything I have come to expect from Joanna Shupe and more. Overall, I absolutely loved this book and couldn't get enough of it and for all the historical romance lovers who haven't gotten around to reading this one yet, I highly recommend it. It truly is an amazing romance and doesn't disappoint.

REVIEW: A Daring Arrangement by Joanna Shupe


Set in New York City’s Gilded Age, Joanna Shupe’s Avon debut introduces an English beauty with a wicked scheme to win the man she loves—and the American scoundrel who ruins her best laid plans…

Lady Honora Parker must get engaged as soon as possible, and only a particular type of man will do. Nora seeks a mate so abhorrent, so completely unacceptable, that her father will reject the match—leaving her free to marry the artist she desires. Who then is the most appalling man in Manhattan? The wealthy, devilishly handsome financier, Julius Hatcher, of course….

Julius is intrigued by Nora’s ruse and decides to play along. But to Nora’s horror, Julius transforms himself into the perfect fiancé, charming the very people she hoped he would offend. It seems Julius has a secret plan all his own—one that will solve a dark mystery from his past, and perhaps turn him into the kind of man Nora could truly love.

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MY REVIEW

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

5 out of 5 stars

I have loved Joanna Shupe's writing for a while now, but with A Daring Arrangement she has truly outdone herself. This book was absolutely amazing in every way! First off, the main characters were all fantastic! I loved Nora so much. She was exactly the type of historical romance heroine I can never get enough of. Stubborn and passionate and willing to do whatever she needs to live her life. And then we have Julius, who was one of those historical romance heroes who had me contemplating whether I loved them or hated them. There were so many moments in which he was absolutely adorable and I loved him so much, but then there were moments in which I felt like he needed to be slapped. Thankfully, the moments that made me love him outweighed the bad and bastard wormed his way into my heart the same way that he wormed his way into Nora's in the end. Moving on, on top of great characters, the romance in this book was on point. I already love fake engagement stories so much, but this one was extra fun. It was really entertaining to read about these two falling in love because they both had their reasons for agreeing to the arrangement and they were both so set on accomplishing their goal and not fall in love, but of course they fell in love anyway and it was glorious. But talking about their reasons for agreeing to the fake engagement, I loved the way that the author had everything play out with Julius search for the people who ruined his father financially and the whole situation involving Nora's love back in England. The way that everything went down had me on the edge of my seat and it all ended in the most satisfactory way, but still left me wanting so much more which was amazing! Overall, I loved this book so much. It is definitely my favorite Joanna Shupe book to date and I really recommend it.

REVIEW: The Look of Love by Julia Kelly


An accomplished sculptor with secret ambitions, Ina Duncan has managed to avoid marriage for years until an accidental encounter at a party leaves her near ruin and in need of a husband. Fast. Determined to find a willing husband for Ina, Edinburgh’s most powerful matchmaker, Moira Sullivan, quickly realizes that the solution to Ina’s problem might be right in front of her.

Ina’s best friend, Gavin Barrett, has a secret no one knows: he’s loved her for years. As the second son of a baronet, however, he knows he has little chance with his brilliant, beautiful friend. All that changes when Moira convinces Ina to propose a marriage of convenience to Gavin to save her from ruin. Ina only wants two things from him in return: a vow she can continue to sculpt and a promise they’ll remain in Edinburgh.

After a rocky start, happiness—and maybe passion—seems on the horizon for the newlyweds until a twist of fate makes him Sir Gavin and forces him to assume responsibilities he’s never wanted. Forced to mold herself into the perfect baronet’s wife, Ina must choose between her dreams and the man she’s learning to love.

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MY REVIEW

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

5 out of 5 stars


The Look of Love, the first book in Julia Kelly's The Matchmaker of Edinburgh series, was such a fun romance to read. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I was in a book slump before I read it and it was just what I needed to get me out of it. First off, I really loved the two principle characters in this book. Ina was quite quirky and adorable and I loved that she wasn't willing to give up the things she loved for anything. And then Gavin was sufficiently adorable and lovable. I loved that he and Ina were best friends before they married because the initial friendship between them was what made me love them so much together in the beginning. I loved that he supported her love of sculpting and was always there for her when others either wished to harm her or ridicule her for being an artist. But while I loved the friendship they first had, what really made this book for me was the ways their relationship changed and grew once they were married. I loved that despite being married they tried and failed to keep things platonic between each other. And I also loved that their relationship wasn't all good and that they went through ups and downs as they settled down together and accepted that they had real feelings for each other. Overall, this book was an absolutely fantastic historical romance and I'm looking forward to some more Matchmaker of Edinburgh books in the future. Yes, I really recommend this book.

Friday, October 27, 2017

COVER REVEAL: The One Night Stand by Elizabeth Hayley



Gabriel Torres thought his life after Major League Baseball would be simple and quiet, or at least quieter. However, as he takes over running the exclusive Players Club, he finds himself continually embroiled in scandal and drama. Surely nothing, and no one could make his life any crazier...Right?



Rachel Adler is a blast from Gabe’s past who crashed back into his life with the finesse of a freight train. But she's a welcome distraction. At least for a night. 



Rachel has been working hard to become one of the top sports journalists in the country. She doesn't have time for a long-term romance or irresistibly charming baseball players. A one-night-stand with the man who she knew would hit it out of the park was all she wanted. 



But when she gets a tip that Gabe could have ties to one of the biggest sports stories in history, a story that could make her career, Rachel decides that maybe she has a little time for the sexy baseball player after all. As she gets in deeper with both her story and Gabe, Rachel begins to question who she is, what she wants, and what exactly she’s willing to sacrifice for her career.



Will the potential grand-slam romance be stopped short or will Rachel and Gabe be able to go the distance?

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Elizabeth Hayley is actually "Elizabeth" and "Hayley," two friends who love reading romance novels to obsessive levels. This mutual love prompted them to put their English degrees to good use by penning their own. The product is Pieces of Perfect, their debut novel. They learned a ton about one another through the process, like how they clearly share a brain and have a persistent need to text each other constantly (much to their husbands' chagrin).

They live with their husbands and kids in a Philadelphia suburb. Thankfully, their children are still too young to read.

Elizabeth Hayley's writing motto is best captured by the words of Patrick Dennis: "I always start with a clean piece of paper and a dirty mind."

Thursday, October 26, 2017

REVIEW: Tapping that Asset by London Hale


She only wanted one night
Being on the road all the time because of the family business makes for a lot of lonely nights. So when handsome, charming AJ Phelps finds me in the hotel bar, I’m ready for more than casual conversation. After an amazing night, my hope to continue a brief affair with the town charmer is derailed when I come face to face with him the following day. This time, he’s not just handsome, charming AJ. He’s all business...and the owner of the brewery my brother is dead set on ruining. All may be fair in love and war, but there’s nothing as cut throat as beer and business.

He wants it all
As an ex-pro baseball player turned business owner, I have it all. Or I thought I did until Kennedy Rochester crossed my path. A one night stand with a woman as hot, intelligent, and feisty as that? No brainer. At least not until the following morning when she steps into my brewery and tells me in no uncertain terms her family business is there to put me out of mine. I should loathe her for threatening my livelihood, but I don’t. I can’t. Not when all I think about when I look at her is our single, toe-curling night together. Not when I’d give nearly anything for just one more.

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MY REVIEW

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

5 out of 5 stars

How these ladies continue to outdo themselves is impressive. This book was another flawless romance by London Hale. After briefly meeting AJ in Reunion, I was itching for him to also get a story and am happy that the author's gave him one because he was everything I was expecting and so much more. But as much as I loved AJ, Kennedy was the real highlight for me in this book. Pretty much all of the characters in this world that London Hale has created are born and raised in Temperance Falls, so it was fun to read about a character who was new to the community, plus while it took her some time to realize there was a way for her to help AJ not lose his business, she was still an amazing character. I loved how smart and passionate she was and that when push came to shove that she preferred to do the right thing instead of just going along with what her horrible brother wanted. And of course, the romance was absolutely amazing. From there one night stand to there secret affair it was all very satisfying to read and I couldn't get enough of them together. This book was one of those instances where I wished that these book were longer than novellas because I wanted so much more of AJ and Kennedy. 

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

REVIEW: Misadventures of a Virgin by Meredith Wild


It’s been years since June Bell shared a stolen moment with her girlhood crush, Kase McCasker. It’s been just as long since Kase’s father nixed the sale of the McCasker farm to expand the grounds of the Bell’s grand hotel. Now that Kase is back home for good, June might be the only person who can persuade him to reconsider the abandoned plan. But how can she face him again after he left her without a word?

Four years ago, unexpected news shook the foundation of Kase McCasker’s world. Escaping Falls Edge for college was the perfect excuse to chase his demons and bury his pain. Now, with a degree in hand and a void he can’t fill, he’s back in the little mountain town he thought he’d never call home again. Searching for purpose, he’s determined to put down roots and take over the struggling farm that’s been in his family for generations.

Time and distance haven’t taken the edge off his preoccupation with June, the spitfire daughter of his father’s rival. He hasn’t forgotten their time together and all the things they did and didn’t do. One look at her has him reconsidering the future and making a dangerous deal to win her over. Is a chance at her heart worth risking everything else?

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MY REVIEW

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

4 out of 5 stars

Misadventures of a Virgin was nothing like I was expecting it to be and I absolutely loved it!!! I was expecting this book to basically be about some blushing virgin coming to terms with her sexual needs and feelings, but what I got was so much better. The story that Meredith Wild crafted between June and Kase was so perfect. I really loved that this was a second chance romance because those always make me feel so much emotion and this one was not an exception. I also really liked that the plot focused on an ultimatum that Kase gave June that she needed to stay with him for two weeks in order for him to sell his land to her family's hotel or no deal. Usually, I would think that he was too much of a jerk for backing her into a corner like that, but the way the author went about it and the way that everything played out between June and Kase together on the farm made me okay with it. But as much as I loved reading about Kase and June falling in love, I got to say the reason that there fathers hated each other and all the details regarding their families's past really annoyed me and I just didn't like the way that part of the story played out on the page. It just seemed like unnecessary drama thrown in for the sake of creating more drama and I wasn't here for that. But other than that I really enjoyed the story. The romance that blossomed between Kase and June was quite sweet and of course the book was as a whole very, very steamy in all the best ways. Overall, I loved this book and recommend it.