Sunday, September 29, 2019

eARC Book review: Christmas Seduction (The Bachelor Pact #4) by Jessica Lemmon

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Available October 1 2019
eARC Provided by publisher through Netgalley

Under the mistletoe, all bets are off…

Christmas with his real family…
And his fake fiancé!

Developer Tate Duncan has everything under control--until he discovers his family isn't his own. Now, only the sympathy and sexiness of yoga instructor Hayden Green offers escape. He needs her. So he entices her to spend Christmas with him as he meets his birth parents…posing as his fiancée! But when they give in to dangerously real attraction, their ruse—and the secrets they’ve been keeping—could implode!

Tate Duncan gets thrown for a big huge loop when he finds out he was kidnapped at a toddler and his parents aren't really his parents. This all goes down in book three in this series but is reintroduced in this book so readers aren't lost wondering what's up. His fiance leaves him high and dry saying she didn't sign up for the drama. In the midst of sorting out the mess his life had become he meets Hayden. To Tate Hayden in a beacon of light. Hayden has her own family problems and Tate is totally out of her wheelhouse. These two are very different but very good together. Tate was in serious need of a anchor and Hayden does that for him. Of course it almost all goes to crap until a certain someone finally sees the light. Wonderful book with great characters for a enjoyable night of reading. 

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Monday, September 23, 2019

eARC Book review: Keeping Score (Willow Creek Book 1) by Shannon Stults

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With everything on the line, it's game on

Logan Kase has reveled in being Willow Creek's infamous wild child until one detrimental decision proved it was time for a change. Years later, Logan is back in her small hometown and ready to prove to everyone (especially herself) that she's not that same girl anymore. But the new life she's so carefully constructed starts to tear apart the second she runs into Cole Tucker.

Logan thought she'd put her childhood rival and their adolescent games behind her, but it takes her only one night before she’s forced into one final game, a series of hilariously immature challenges that has the whole town keeping score. A game that, should she lose, could destroy everything she's built her new life around.

Cole Tucker and Logan Kase have been going at each other for years. Cole always have feeling for Logan but Logan never realized it. Then when she finally saw him as something more and they gave in to sex a misunderstanding set them apart for 4 years.  Now Logan is back with a fiance and the idea she's different now. No more wild girl. That lasts about 5 minutes. These two decide on one more bet and that's when things get crazy. Logan can't decide what she wants and Cole is to scared to put his feeling out there. That bugged me often in this book. Their both young so i suppose you could see that but at the same time it was annoying at points. I enjoyed the writing and the story but sometimes it was just to much. The ending i loved. Overall it was a good read i would read again and follow along to the next book in the series.

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Sunday, September 8, 2019

eARC Book review: California Secrets (Two Brothers #2) by Jules Bennett


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Will he still love her every touch…

when he finds out who she really is?

For years, Ethan Michaels has plotted to reclaim the resort his mother founded. His plan never included a lover…or a pregnancy. But his desire-fueled fling with smart, stunning Harper Williams results in just that. Now he’s getting used to the idea of a baby…until he finds out Harper’s father is the very man who stole everything from him years ago.

Ethan Michaels has had it in for his Step father for years. He stole the resorts his mom meant to leave to him and his twin brother when she died. He had his twin Dane have been working on getting them back. Dane got his in his book and now it's time for Ethan to claim his. Harper Williams is at the resort working on a project to remodel it and at the same time grieving the passing of her sister. She was always the conservative homebody sister but she's finally decided to let loose a little when she meets Ethan. It's just a vacation type fling until Harper comes up pregnant. Ethan is this guy whose in control of his world and now he isn't. Harper is not what he expected and when she tells him she's pregnant his heart begins to thaw toward love. Maybe he's not as closed off as he thought. Unfortunately there's a monkey wrench getting tossed at him he can't control. Harper's dad is also his step father his enemy. I really enjoyed this two part book series. Both brothers have cut off their emotions even toward each other. The Jules Bennett gives two brothers a happy ending they deserve with the help of two amazing women.  Finally the Michaels brothers get back together again. A quick enjoyable easy read. 

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

eARC Book review: Wrapped Up in You (Heartbreaker Bay #8) by Jill Shalvis

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eARC provided by publisher through Netgalley
Available Sept 24, 2019

It’s love. Trust me. 

After a lifetime on the move, Ivy Snow is an expert in all things temporary—schools, friends, and way too many Mr. Wrongs. Now that she owns a successful taco truck in San Francisco and an apartment to call home, Ivy’s reinvented life is on solid ground. And she’s guarded against anything that can rock it. Like the realities of a past she’s worked hard to cover up. And especially Kel O’Donnell. Too hot not to set off alarms, he screams temporary. If only his whispers weren’t so delightfully naughty and irresistible.

Kel, an Idaho sheriff and ranch owner, is on vacay, but Ivy’s a spicy reason to give his short-terms plans a second thought. Best of all, she’s a tonic for his untrusting heart, burned once and still in repair. But when Ivy’s past intrudes on a perfect romance, Kel fears that everything she’s told him has been a perfect lie. Now, if only Ivy’s willing to share, Kel will fight for a true love story.

Ivy Snow has spent her life surviving and moving around.  Her brother is a bit of a bum and trouble maker. Usually leading that trouble to Ivy. With all that, she's remained someone with a good heart and good morals. Kel is a cop through and through. He had a incident in Sunshine Idaho where he worked that injured him and so now he's on a bit of a vacation in San Francisco hanging out and working with his cousin. Years ago he had a falling out with his mother that caused his to not trust love.  Jill Shalvis is the kind of author whose books make you laugh and maybe make you cry a bit too. Most people who read her books know Kel has been a secondary character in another series of hers. Luckily for us he's moved over to this series and finally we find out more about him and he gets his HEA. He doesn't get it easily and he messes it up before it's all over. Ivy is one of those tough chicks that's a tough chick because he's always had to be one. Her heart is surrounded by a layer of titanium. Somehow Kel works his way in there. Nothing is simple for Ivy though and she loses all her dreams in one night. Jill Shalvis writes characters you will root for.  Her character are fresh and fun and you want to be a part of the group. This book is the kind you read with a smile on your face and wish you could read it all over again for the first time.

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

eARC Book review: Hold On to Me (Return to Haven Book 3) by Jules Bennett

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When three best friends decide to stretch their wings and revamp the local airport in small-town Haven, Georgia, the destination is laughter and love …
Jade Mackenzie left her high-society family’s expectations behind when she came back to cozy Haven, and she’s never been happier. But what’s supposed to be a quick trip to Nashville for a cousin’s wedding turns into a disaster when one of the airport’s pilots offers to fly her there. One crash landing and a shared room later, and tattooed, bearded Cash Miller is standing in as her gorgeously unsuitable plus-one—and turning her on in ways she can’t deny. But a relationship? A real one? That’s definitely in the no-fly zone.  
Vincent “Cash” Miller doesn’t have much in the world, but he does have pride—and a strict policy not to let anyone trash-talk his friends, not even their mothers. Standing up for sexy, headstrong Jade comes naturally—but so does the bone-deep itch for her he’s always wanted to scratch. Giving in to attraction is one thing, but commitment is another. So why does it feel like together, love might take them to breathtaking heights? 

Three best friends and three cousins. They've all hooked up except the last two. Jade and Cash though have been like oil and water so far though. Rubbing each other the wrong way. Then when they experience their plane having to crash land Jade sees Cash in a different light. Enlisting Cash to be her plus one for her pretentious cousins wedding helps too. Jade comes from money so most people think she's a stuck chick.  That's not Jade not that her mother hasn't tried to hook her up with the "right" people. Cash had a alcoholic father whose in and out of rehab. It's something he doesn't share with a lot of people. These two are a bit of opposites attract when in reality they aren't that opposite as you might think. Both struggle with pride and feeling unworthy of love. Jules Bennett makes you love them both even as you want to give them a shake sometimes. She puts you right in the story and makes you want to be one of those friends . 

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