Monday, August 26, 2019

eARC Book review: One Summer Weekend (Cedar Street #1) by Shannon Stacey

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eARC Provided by publisher through Netgalley

Noah Stafford loves his life—his happy, single life. So what if he made up a fake girlfriend to stop his boss’s matchmaking? He kept things close to the truth—Carly really does have long, sexy legs and a killer sense of humor. She just happens to be his best friend. His wicked awesome and completely platonic best friend.

But now his boss is having a destination wedding, and Noah is expected to attend…with Carly, his girlfriend.

Carly Randall has no interest in living out a rom-com plot. But Noah is her best friend, so she agrees to help. Still, once they arrive on Cape Cod, she can’t explain the sudden butterflies she feels when he looks at her that way. Or why she doesn’t mind when Noah’s hands stray a little south of her back.

What happens on the Cape stays on the Cape.

Except not really, not at all, and once their sexy faux-cation is over, Noah and Carly return to a reality where everything’s changed. Going for it would mean risking their friendship…but forgetting how good they were together just isn’t an option.

Noah and Carly have been friends since.... well forever. Noah needs a girlfriend to attend a destination wedding of his boss. He's been lying and saying he has a girlfriend and now needs to get Carly to play along and help him out.  While playing at being together as a couple they find they are actually attracted to each other and give in for the weekend. What happens when the weekend is over? This a friends to lovers story. Short and sweet it's a perfect easy start to a new series. Noah and Carly love each other already but are so worried they'll mess up their friendship by seeking more. Shannon Stacey makes you fall in love with this couple. 

Find out more about this series and Shannon Stacey here

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

eARC Book review: Montana Seduction (Two Brothers #1) by Jules Bennett


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The perfect cowboy.

The perfect opportunity.

The perfect 

Luxury resort manager Stella Garcia isn’t sure where the mysterious, sexy rancher came from. All she knows is that Dane Michaels rescued her from disaster—before deliciously seducing her with his dark gaze and sizzling touch. She has no idea that Dane is hell-bent on his own agenda. One that starts with ple Dane is dealing with a lot of demons and he's got one track until he meets Stella Garcia.

 Stella has been trying to please her father forever. Being with Dane gives her the courage to take a stand that doesn't end well for her and only gets worse when Dane confesses his secrets.  A lot of secrets in this story. I like Dane and Stella. The author makes you care about the characters. While Dane and Stella's story is going on you get glimpse's of Dane's brother Ethan. Both brothers are trying to get their mother's resorts back in their names. These stories take place at the same time. The duet to this book comes out soon so you're not left waiting for a wrap up. 

Find out more about this Duet and author Jules Bennett here

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

eARC Book review: Between Me & You (Remington Medical #3) by Kimberly Kincaid


Available August 13th 2019
eARC Provided by publisher through the Author

He hates the corporate world.
She's all business.
Now they have to work together
on the one job that could
make or break them both...

Connor became a flight medic
for one reason, and
one reason only.
To help people.
If he can keep his head down
and his past in the past while he's at it?
Even better.

Until Harlow appears to upend his world
with an offer he can't refuse.

She's calculating. Composed.

And she'll stop at nothing to make
her father's business successful.

Even if that means teaming up with Connor
to turn around a failing clinic.

He shouldn't like her.
He definitely shouldn't want her. 
But the more they work together
the less he's able to resist.

But Connor's secrets run deep.
Will Harlow's ambition ruin him,
or will she be his salvation? 

Connor Bradshaw has been hiding a secret for a long while now. Only a few people know about his past. He's been trying to pay a debt that's never really been his to pay. Now he's got this great opportunity to give more and help more people. It puts him in a precarious position of possibly exposing his secret and losing this opportunity. He's been a combat medic in the military but now working as a nurse at Remington Medical. He's quick and a efficient at his job and is part of a family there with his fellow colleagues. Harlow Davenport is the business women sent to help him fix the huge failure that is the medical clinic at Remington. She's tough as nails but the clinic means a lot to her as it bears her mothers name. This means she's got to find a way to work with Connor. Not a easy thing for the all work no play Harlow. I was excited to see how Connor's story would play out since book one. He's one of those stand out characters that you instantly like. Harlow on the other hand is likable but frustrating woman because she's wound so tight. Work is all she does. She's got her own issues with trying to please her father and not properly getting to grieve her mothers passing. In the midst of trying to save the clinic they both learn to trust each other but when everything seems to be lost forever will they crumble? In the end i loved them as a couple. The people at Remington Medical took Harlow in and made her one of their own. The characters of this series have all found a place in my heart for the comradery they show each other. Can't wait to see what happens next!

Find out more about Kimberly Kincaid and this series here

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

eARC Book review: Good Guy (Rookie Rebels #1) by Kate Meader

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Available July 30th 2019
eARC Provided by Netgalley

He's a Special Forces veteran making his pro hockey debut. She's a dogged sports reporter determined to get a scoop. She's also his best friend's widow...

Fans can’t get enough of Levi Hunt, the Special Forces veteran who put his NHL career on hold to serve his country and fight the bad guys. So when his new Chicago Rebels bosses tell him to cooperate with the press on a profile, he’s ready to do his duty. Until he finds out who he has to work with: flame-haired, freckle-splashed, impossibly perky Jordan Cooke.

The woman he should not have kissed the night she buried her husband, Levi’s best friend in the service.

Hockey-stick-up-his-butt-serious Levi Hunt might despise Jordan for reasons she can’t fathom—okay, it’s to do with kissing—but her future in the cutthroat world of sports reporting hangs on delivering the goods on the league’s hottest, grumpiest rookie. So what if he’s not interested in having his life plated up for public consumption. Too bad. Jordan will have to play dirty to get her scoop and even dirtier to get her man. Only in winning the story, she might just lose her heart..

Levi Hunt is the newest addition to the Chicago Rebels. A special Forces veteran He's a little old to be a rookie but he here now and hopefully ready. Jordan Cooke is trying to make a name for herself as a sports reporter. Her big chance comes when she's tasked to write a profile on the new rookie. Problems is Levi and Jordan know each other. Jordan's husband was Levi's best friend in the military and was killed in action. I liked Levi and Jordan well enough but this story was to all over the place for me. To much going on. It took me a while to read this. What saved it for me was all the secondary characters. I couldn't believe Jordan would ever leave her laptop where the competition could see it. Levi aggravated me with the idea he wasn't good enough for her. It's just old. It was a ok story for me but nothing i would reread over and over.

Find out more about Kate Meader and this series here