Thursday, May 9, 2019

eARC Book review: Homecoming for the Cowboy (Bad Boys of Last Stand Book 1) by Nicole Helm


Available May 16th 2019
eARC Provided by publisher through Netgalley

Will he break a promise or break her heart? 

Colt Vance owes everything he is to the Martin family, which is why he’s stayed far, far away for years. But now that Fritz Martin has asked him a favor, he’s back in Last Stand facing the one temptation he can’t ever give into: his mentor’s middle daughter. 

Sadie Martin doesn’t like Colt Vance, or so she’s told herself for years. He’s far too charming and has her father wrapped around his finger. But Sadie doesn’t have a choice except to work with Colt to save her beloved goat farm. 

Working together tests Colt’s resolve when it comes to his attraction to Sadie, and Sadie comes to realize she doesn’t just enjoy Colt’s company, she craves it. But Colt can’t break the promise he made to Fritz years ago. Can one tenacious farm girl convince this stubborn cowboy love is always the answer to any problem?

Colt Vance is back home after years away. He's always butt heads with Sadie Martin and being back around her is more of the same but in reality he's been attracted to her forever but he made a promise to  her father to never touch her. Sadie always thought Colt had the approval from her dad that she wanted for herself.  He could do no wrong. Things aren't always what they seem.  The longer Colt and Sadie are around each other butting heads the more they realize they are attracted to each other. This is the first time I have read this  author and i found i really enjoyed the story.  The hero is not shown as a tough man's man at times but it's nice to see a guy be vulnerable. He had some horrible stuff happen to him growing up and he let that fester in him for years. He never had a real female influence in his life growing up and that shows. There were a few eye rolling moments for me but i liked the family and and enjoyed the relationships between the characters.  I'm interested in seeing what happens next in this series.

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Monday, May 6, 2019

eARC Book review: Better Than Me (Remington Medical #2) by Kimberly Kincaid


Available May 7th 2019
eARC Provided by author

Remington's most notoriously single,
notoriously sexy surgeon
is about to fall for the one woman
he can't have...

Did I mention that she's
A) his best friend
B) immune to his panty-melting charm, and
C) sleeping on his couch for the next six weeks?

But Jonah's not made for commitment,
and a good man is the one thing Natalie deserves.
Not someone who can only offer up
a couple of sizzling hot, no-strings-attached nights
of pure pleasure.

Unless that's what she wants.

Because Jonah wants her. And with each
moment they spend working together--
living together--
the harder it is to resist temptation.

And even harder to resist the fall
that might break them both...

A steamy medical contemporary romance from USA Today best-selling author Kimberly Kincaid. Watch this cocky hero fall head over scalpel for his sweet and sexy BFF. Full-length standalone story with action in the emergency room and the bedroom, and a sweet-and-sexy happily ever after.

Jonah and Natalie have been best friends for a long time. Jonah is a commitment phobe. Nothing permanent in his future. He's going to be playing the field til he dies. Then Natalie had a disaster in her apartment and needs a place to stay. Natalie had cancer as a child and her parents are still a bit over protective so she gets Jonah to let her stay with him while her place gets fixed up. Slowly the more time they spend together the more they get to know about each other they discover a attraction that was always there but never realized til now. Of course things aren't going to be easy, it never is. I enjoyed this book more than book one. For whatever reason i just clicked with these two. I think Natalie and Jonah were just more likable. I loved how even when they wanted to deny the attraction and there were difficulties they knew each other well enough and were both still there for each other. Jonah does a lot of growing in this book and it's all due to Natalie. He returns the favor when Natalie has some really bad news and pulls away. He doesn't let her. Awesome story!

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

eARC Book review: For Their Child's Sake by Jules Bennett

Jules Bennett Return to Stonerock From Best Friend to Daddy

Available May 21, 2019
eARC Provided by author/Publisher

He’s fighting to reclaim his family.

And he’s playing to win.

Two years ago, Sam Bailey lost the two people who mattered most. Now his daughter needs him. Despite their still-powerful attraction, Tara isn’t ready to trust her estranged husband again. But Sam sees a chance to fight for their future, to redeem himself in Tara’s eyes. He needs them to be a family again—even better and stronger than before…

Sam Bailey lost everything to a drug addiction from pain pills he didn't see coming. Now clean and sober and working at being his best again his daughter needs him. He's vowed to be there for his estranged wife and daughter. He's going to do just that. Even if he can't get his wife back he's going to do whatever it takes to make them feel safe. This was a at times heartbreaking book about getting your life back and being a family again. Sam and Tara have some serious trust issues to deal with while helping their daughter recover her memory. If family drama is your thing this is your book with a little cuteness thrown in too.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

eARC Book review: Make Me Yours (Make Me #3) by Katee Robert


Available May 1 2019
eARC Provided by publisher for honest review

I didn’t get to be CEO of a New York tech company by chasing whims…or women. But when wildly beautiful, fiercely independent fitness instructor Becka Baudin caught my eye across a crowded wedding reception, my body reacted with a will of its own.

She wanted a sexy distraction—one night of lust in a glamorous hotel. And I was happy to oblige. Then, after the most amazing night of my life, she walked away—leaving me wanting so much more. I haven’t been myself since that night. My work is suffering. My social life is nowhere. All I think about, all I dream about, is her.

Three months later, she told me. A baby. My baby… I insisted she move into my Manhattan penthouse. Now I see her every day. I crave her every second. I long for her touch, her kiss, her body moving under mine. I know if I try to cage her she’ll fly away. How can I convince a wild thing to stay in my life, in my heart, forever?

Aaron and Becka meet at Becka's sisters wedding. Becka isn't into relationships but there's something about Aaron that attracts her. She does one night stands not relationships and Aaron is perfect for that. The next morning she slips away but Aaron can't get her out of his mind. Three months later she pops back up in his life with the news he's going to be a dad.  Becka's parents really messed her up but Aaron is determined to get into her heart. Becka doesn't make it easy. I came into this series late. I enjoyed the book even though Becka is a bit annoying at times it still was a enjoyable read. 

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Saturday, April 13, 2019

eARC Book review: Crazy for Your Love (The Boys of Jackson Harbor #5) by Lexi Ryan


Available now!
eARC Provided by publisher through Netgalley

A family wedding with a fake boyfriend, meddling parents, and an obsessive ex . . . What could go wrong? 

The only thing worse than being single at my sister’s wedding is finding out that my ex will be there too. Not just any ex—the guy everyone expected me to marry, the man I came to Jackson Harbor to escape.

Now I need a date, and fast. Enter Carter Jackson—the firefighter who’s dealing with an unwanted five minutes of fame ever since a shirtless photo of him saving a puppy went viral. He’s warding off propositions left and right, and he needs a fake relationship as much as I do.

Sweet and sexy, Carter is completely off-limits. See, I have a rule. A no heartache rule. Not only is Carter my friend and a known heartbreaker, but his job as a firefighter puts him in danger daily, and that’s something I just can’t handle. 

The commitment between us might be pretend, but the passion all too real. As crazy as it makes me, I have to keep Carter at an arm’s length. Even that might not be enough to spare my heart.

Teagan and Carter have been friends for the past four years but each secretly have been attracted to each other. Now Teagan needs a date to her sisters wedding. Enter Carter. I'm new to this series and author. This is a stand alone but i think reading the other books in the series would help a lot to understand some of what's going on in this book. Teagan and Carter both are hiding some significant secrets. Teagan's ex boyfriend is invited to the wedding. There is something there that terrifies Teagan and you're left wondering throughout the book what happened and why. I like the book but some of it was a little over the top and dramatic. If the two had just spent some time talking a lot of the drama might have been avoided. 

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