Sunday, October 14, 2018

eARC Book review: Most Eligible Texan (Texas Cattleman's Club: Bachelor Auction #2) by Jules Bennett

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“Bid on me…

I want to give you what you need.”

Matt Galloway, Texas’s most eligible tycoon, is the star Rachel Kincaid needs for the charity bachelor auction. But her scheme to recruit him sets their own passions blazing—even though he’s her friend and totally off-limits! And why is he back now when he was gone for so long? The truth may have her winning Matt for herself…or ending their romance for good.


Matt and Rachel have a history. It's not the history Matt would have liked but years ago his best friend asked Rachel out first and he's been stuck on the sidelines and just a friend. Now that his best friend has passed away and Rachel and her daughter are on their own he's back in her life. Rachel is putting together and charity bachelor auction and Matt has agreed to be THE main attraction. Things are going well until a secret comes to light and it might mean the end of something that was just getting started. Matt and Rachel have some serious chemistry and Rachel's little girl Ellie steals Matt heart without even trying. A fun, relaxing read from start to finish.

Find out more about Jules Bennett and this series here www.julesbennett.com


Friday, October 12, 2018

eARC Book review: Not Quite Over You (Happily Inc. #4) by Susan Mallery

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Available October 23, 2018
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Silver Tesdal has a head for business and a mouth made for kissing, and banker Drew Lovato has his eye on both. But ever since he was dumb enough to let her go, she’s kept him at a distance. When the bank turns her down for a loan, Drew sees a double opportunity—he can finance her brilliant, unique idea to rock Happily Inc’s wedding industry and win back her trust.

Despite her reputation, Silver’s not as tough as she seems. Losing Drew nearly destroyed her. Still, his kisses are as tempting as his offer to invest in her business. If she can’t quite get over him, maybe she should get under him and knock him out of her system once and for all.

But her best laid plans begin to unravel as Silver finds herself falling even harder than when they were high school sweethearts. Which means that she’ll have to come clean about the secret she’s been hiding from him for years—and risk losing him forever.


Silver and Drew were once a item. Silver let Drew go when she thought she needed to. She's moved on or so she thought. Now Drew is back in town working at his families bank and he wants to get to know Silver again. I just didn't feel the chemistry on this one. They didn't seem to click as a couple. I'm not sure why. There wasn't really much conflict either. If they spent more time talking to each other instead of in their heads the story would have ended sooner. It was a OK read but not a favorite for me of the series. 

Find out more about Susan Mallery and this series here www.happilyinc.susanmallery.com

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

eARC Book review: Hot Winter Nights (Heartbreaker Bay #6) by Jill Shalvis

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Who needs mistletoe? 

Most people wouldn't think of a bad Santa case as the perfect Christmas gift. Then again, Molly Malone, office manager at Hunt Investigations, isn't most people, and she could really use a distraction from the fantasies she's been having since spending the night with her very secret crush, Lucas Knight. Nothing happened, not that Lucas knows that — but Molly just wants to enjoy being a little naughty for once...

Whiskey and pain meds for almost-healed bullet wounds don't mix. Lucas needs to remember that next time he's shot on the job, which may be sooner rather than later if Molly's brother, Joe, finds out about them. Lucas can't believe he's drawing a blank on his (supposedly) passionate tryst with Molly, who's the hottest, smartest, strongest woman he's ever known. Strong enough to kick his butt if she discovers he's been assigned to babysit her on her first case. And hot enough to melt his cold heart this Christmas.


Molly Malone had something bad happen in her life that changed everything for both her and her brother. Now they both work for Hunt Investigations. Molly as the office manager and her brother Joe does missions and investigations. Molly wants more than just to be office staff. She wants to work cases too. One night spent with her Lucas one of the other guys on the team and she's got a new distraction. Lucas was shot on a mission and is still benched until his doctor tell him he's good to go. When the boss tell Lucas to keep a eye on Molly when she takes on a case of the bad Santa finds Molly is more than good at organization. First i have to say each chapter has the cutest elf related titles. Molly might have some physical problems but it doesn't stop her from doing whatever she needs to do. She proves herself to Lucas over and over. Both Lucas and Molly have given up on love but the more time they spend together the more they open up. I love the little bits with both Molly and Lucas' families. Jill Shalvis plays with your heart strings while also making you laugh. It doesn't get better than that.

Find out more about Jill Shalvis and this series here www.jillshalvis.com


Monday, September 24, 2018

eARC Book review:America's Sweetheart (Real Love #5) by Jessica Lemmon

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Available October 2, 2018
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Allison: When I left for California, I gave myself a new name and never looked back. Now my carefully crafted good-girl image is getting torn to shreds in the press thanks to my Oscar-winning A-hole of an ex-boyfriend. So I escape to the only safe haven I know and trust—my hometown—to take a breather while I plot my triumphant Hollywood comeback. However, when I arrive at my parents’ house, Jackson Burke answers the door instead. And suddenly the past comes rushing back. . . .

Jackson: First kiss. First time. First love. Yep, Allison Murphy and I shared a lot of firsts back in the day. When she left, she took half my heart with her. Now she’s back in town, and even though I swore I’d keep my distance, her parents hired me to remodel their house, and I’m going to finish the job. But one hot kiss later, suddenly the press is calling us the next big celebrity couple. Sure, I’ll play the part, for Allison’s sake—but I refuse to let her close enough to break my heart all over again. . . .


Allison and Jackson were high school sweethearts  then they were college sweethearts. When Allie moved to California  it was only supposed to be for the summer. Then she got a role as a extra on a TV show. Being a actress was something she dearly wanted and Jackson wanted her to have anything she wanted and needed. He just couldn't live in California though so he left her there and shortly later they broke up. Now some ten years later Allie is back in town hiding from a scandal and Jackson is there for her. When there is some sizzle between them again the question is how much sizzle and is it enough to burn the house down. The answer is yes. Yes it is! Jackson or Jax as he's called is one of those guys whose calm in any situation. I liked Allie and Jackson together but i think they had some communication issues which is understandable considering how they ended it years ago. While it was fun watching these two finding each other again I was taken out of the story several times by the going back from past two present. Overall i enjoyed the story though and loved the ending. 

Find out more about Jessica Lemmon and this series here www.jessicalemmon.com

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

eARC Book review: Why Not Tonight (Happily Inc. #3) by Susan Mallery

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Susan Mallery welcomes you to Happily Inc, where true love isn’t just for fairy tales… 

Natalie Kaleta will do anything for the artists at her gallery, including risk life, limb and the effect of humidity on her naturally curly hair. Braving a downpour to check on reclusive Ronan Mitchell, Natalie gets stranded by a mudslide at his mountain home, where the brooding glass artist reveals his playful side, sending her inconvenient crush from under-the-radar to over-the-top.

After a secret tore apart his family and made him question his sense of self, Ronan fled his hometown for Happily Inc, but the sunny small town can’t fix his damaged heart. He won’t give in to his attraction for beautiful, perpetually cheerful Natalie. She’s untouched by darkness—or so he thinks.

Natalie knows that when a heart goes through the flame, it comes out stronger. Life may not be a fairy tale, but sometimes dreams do come true. Why not this one? Why not tonight?


Natalie is part time artist part time office manager for her gallery. Ronan Mitchell is a complicated artist whose world was thrown into craziness when he found out the woman he thought was his mother really wasn't and his twin brother was not his twin. A crazy thunderstorm with torrential rain sends Natalie up the mountain to Ronan's home to check on him. Except the gruff and quiet Ronan is not the one she meets when she arrives. Ronan's been kind of a wild card in this series. He's the last of the Mitchell brothers to find love. He's dead set against love though so it's surprise to him when Natalie sneaks right in to his heart.  The author does a wonderful job fleshing out Ronan and Natalie. Up until now we've only gotten bits and pieces of both but this book shows us what their made from. Watching how Natalie effects Ronan was fun. Bonus was getting all the Mitchell brothers back together for a part of the story and seeing where everyone is without it taking over the story. Can't wait to see what comes next in this series!

Find out more about Susan Mallery and this series here www.happilyinc.susanmallery.com