Saturday, July 17, 2021

eARC Book review: Meant to Be My Cowboy (Wranglers of Wyoming #3) by R.C. Ryan


Available July 27th 2021
eARC Provided by publisher through Netgalley

A woman on the run must trust her family's sworn enemy in this thrilling tale by one of the best in cowboy romance.

The cowboy she can’t have . . . is the one she can’t resist.
Annie Dempsey has two rules for her new life in Devil’s Door, Wyoming: no romance and no drama. Fresh off a bad breakup, she’s already avoiding love. And as long as she steers clear of the Merrick clan—her family’s sworn enemies—avoiding drama won’t be a problem. But when a charming stranger steps in to protect Annie from a sudden threat, both her rules fly out the door. Because Annie’s mystery hero . . . is a Merrick.

Jonah Merrick won’t allow anyone—even a Dempsey—to be harmed on his watch. It doesn’t hurt that sweet, gorgeous Annie makes his heart beat like never before. Against his family’s objections, Jonah insists Annie hide out with him at his ranch while they try to outwit a dangerous pursuer. But as the days turn into weeks, Jonah realizes he’ll stop anyone who tries to harm Annie . . . or the loving future they’re building together.

Jonah meet Annie Dempsey when she first gets into town. Annie works for her uncle's bank and just so happens she doesn't know her uncle is a enemy to to Jonah's family. By the time the two of them find out they aren't supposed to like each other it's to late. Then Annie finds herself is danger and Jonah and his family are ready to step in a help and protect her. If you like a good family romance where the family element is strong you'll enjoy this book. The Merrick's are larger than life. A nice enjoyable read.

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Wednesday, July 14, 2021

eARC Book review:Good Twin Gone Country (Dynasties: Beaumont Bay #4) by Jessica Lemmon


Available July 27th 2021

eARC Provided by publisher through Netgalley

What happens when a good girl asks a bad boy to help her break all the rules?

“Please show me how to break a few rules…”

Hallie Banks is done being “the good twin,” living in her superstar sister’s shadow. But what does she know about letting loose and having fun? She needs a teacher, and fortunately, gorgeous bachelor bad boy Gavin Sutherland is up for the job. Soon Hallie bursts out of her comfort zone and loses herself to Gavin's sizzling touch. But living on the edge always comes with a cost…and now the moment of reckoning is nine months away!

Hallie is the good girl twin. Always the one taking care of  everything. Now she wants to be bad and Gavin Sutherland is just the one to teach her how to let loose.  Watching these two get to know each other and become close was so exciting! This was a fun and flirty read. You get a little of all the previous couples in this series as well. It's hard to decide on a favorite of the series but I have a special admiration for Hallie.  I awesome wrap up to the four book series.

Find out more about Jessica Lemmon and this series here

Monday, June 21, 2021

eARC Book review: Fake Engagement, Nashville Style (Dynasties: Beaumont Bay #3) by Jules Bennett


Available June 29th 2021

eARC Provided by author

A fake engagement with her former fiancé?

Saying yes should be strictly business…
Since it’s only pretend, not a second chance.

Cassandra Taylor’s ex-fiancé owes her—big-time. Luke Sutherland shattered her dreams of happily-ever-after, and now she wants his help landing the wedding planning event of the year: his brother’s celebrity nuptials. But Luke demands her help in return—pretend to be in love with him so he’s no longer Country Beat’s most eligible bachelor. As their fake engagement rekindles real passion, will Cassie get her own fairy-tale wedding…or only more heartbreak?

Cassandra and Luke get a second chance and love in this third installment of the Beaumont Bay series. It's been 8 years since they were together. Cassandra left when it appeared Luke wasn't ever going to ready for marriage and seem to put her in second place of his businesses. Luke wasn't ready 8 years ago but was hurt Cassandra seemed to have given up. Now she's back to try and nab the wedding planner gig for Luke's brother. It was fun to watch these two become reacquainted and figure out if the love is still there. A perfect summer beach read or a weekend on the couch if you're not a beach person. Part of a series but definitely can be read as a stand alone.

Find out more about Jules Bennett and this story here

Sunday, June 20, 2021

eARC Book review: The Summer of No Attachments (The Summer Friends #2) by Lori Foster


Available June 22, 2021

eARC Provided by publisher by Netgalley

Summer flings with no strings mean nobody gets hurt.
At least, that was the plan…

After putting the brakes on her dead-end relationship, local veterinarian Ivey Anders is ready to soak up this summer on her own terms. The way she sees it, no dating means no disappointment. Why complicate life with anything long-term? But when she meets Corbin Meyer—and his troubled young son, Justin—Ivey’s no-strings strategy threatens to unravel before she can put it into practice.

Trust doesn’t come easy for Ivey’s best friend, Hope Mage, a veterinary-clinic assistant who’s affected by an incident that’s colored every relationship she’s had. Though Hope’s happy for Ivey, she can’t quite open her own heart to the possibility of love. Not just yet… Maybe not ever. Soon, however, she’s faced with a dilemma—Corbin’s older brother, Lang. He’s charming, he’s kind…and he may just be the reason Hope needs to finally tear down her walls.

And as the sweet summer months unspool, the two friends discover love won’t give up on them so easily.

Ivey Anders is kind of a no nonsense person. She pretty much says what she thinks. After a reality check she ends a relationship that wasn't working and decides she's done dating.  Ivy's best friend had something in her past that made trusting any man almost impossible. When the they meet brothers Corbin and Lang Meyer it changes them both in different ways. Add in Corbin's new found son and it's a interesting and emotion tugging story. I really liked this story. All the characters were do different and yet seems to mesh well. I loved Corbin and Lang. What a great pair of brothers who were brought up by a strong single parent mom. It's just a feel good story from beginning to end. A perfect summer read.

Find out more about Lori Foster and this book here

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

eARC Book review: Smoke & Mirrors (Forged in Fire #2) by Skye Jordan


eARC Provided by publisher through Netgalley
Available May 31st 2021

I’m taking a break from women. I’ve been lied to once too often, and I’m over it.
Then Isabel, my best friend’s little sister, blows into town without notice, bringing the past with her. Her secret past.

From the moment she crashes poker night and hustles the whole firehouse out of a couple hundred bucks, I know she’s not telling the truth about why she’s here.

Lies have influenced my entire life. They’ve also torn my world apart too many times already.

But by the time the truth comes out, she’s tangled around my heart like barbed wire, and there’s no way out unscathed.

Isabel rolls into town on her very last dime. Scammed by her ex-boyfriend and living a lie for years she's back in her hometown. Her life a mess. Logan's sister Maya was Isabel's best friend. That friendship ended years ago when Isabel left town and cut ties. Logan's been burned before and trust is a serious issue for him. He's always been attracted to Isabel and her being back brings out those feeling but he senses she's hiding something and he'd be right. I like Isabel and Logan but they drove me nuts at time. Isabel didn't out and out lie but she omitted a lot and distracted to avoid. Logan had reason to not trust her completely. Logan had been taken advantage of before but come one you can't paint every women you meet with the same brush. Took a while to get their act together but watching it happen was enjoyable. Both were good people but needed to communicate and open up with each other. There was the right amount of humor to balance out the drama. I did not read book one in this series but you don't have to to enjoy this book. It definitely stands on it own. Isabel's brother Tucker is a bit of a little shit so we'll see if he soon get some growing up time in a future book. I look forward to that. I haven't read a Skye Jordan book in a while and this was definitely a great book to dive back in with.

Find out more about Skye Jordan and this series here