Monday, June 27, 2022

eARC Book review: The Hitwoman vs The Security Guard (Confessions of a Slightly Neurotic Hitwoman #32) by J.B. Lynn

 



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THE HITWOMAN VS THE SECURITY GUARD

Even though they drive her crazy, Maggie Lee is all about family.

Now it seems her half-brother has gotten himself into trouble with someone known as The Security Guard.

Luckily (or not!) The Security Guard is now proving to be a problem for the mob boss she works for and he wants him taken out.

Maggie jumps at the chance to get rid of the danger to her brother and the thorn in her boss’s side.

But her assassination attempt doesn’t go as planned. (Do they ever?)

Now she's the target of The Security Guard’s wrath.

Can old friends, new allies and her loyal pets save her?

Maggie can't seem to stay out of trouble. Her life is a whirlwind of family, her animals and trouble. Nothing is ever simple. Her brother is is trouble. Delveccio wants her to kill someone and it's probably the most dangerous task she's ever had. Even Patrick her murder mentor can't handle this assignment. Add in Maggie's best friend is leaving town and her plate is more than full. Always more drama from her family to add to the confusion but Gino is there to support her. This fast paced story will keep you engaged to the end JB Lynn performs a miracle with every book in this series. I never see where the story is going and I am always completely entertained.

Find out more about JB Lynn and this series here www.jblynn.com

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

eARC The Friendship Pact (Sunrise Cove #2) by Jill Shalvis

 


Available June 14th 2022

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Alone in the world, Tae Holmes and her mother April pretty much raised each other, but as Tae starts asking questions about the father she's never met, April, for the first time in her life, goes silent. To make matters worse, Tae is dangerously close to broke and just manages to avoid financial meltdown when she lands a shiny new contract with an adventure company for athletes with disabilities and wounded warriors.

Her first big fundraiser event falls flat, but what starts out as a terrible, horrible, no-good night turns into something else entirely when Tae finds herself face-to-face with Riggs Copeland. She hasn't seen the former Marine since their brief fling in high school, and while still intensely drawn to him, she likes her past burned and buried, thank you very much. Hence their friendship pact.

But when April oddly refuses to help Tae track down her father, it's Riggs who unexpectedly comes to her aid. On a hunt to unlock the past, the two of them find themselves on a wild ride and learn a shocking truth, while also reluctantly bonding in a way neither had seen coming. Now Tae must decide whether she's going to choose love ... or walk away from her own happiness.

Tae and her mom are more like sisters than mother and daughter in some ways. April was 17 when she had Tae. April made a lot of bad decisions with men and Tae had to look out for her often. April never quit trying to be a better mother and has a lot of guilt for that. They are very close because they've only every had each other. Riggs Copeland was Tae's first love and then he left. Now Riggs is back to help his brother for a while until he's off to his new job. Riggs always considered Tae important to him. `Even though he's only back for a short while he want to connect with her again. Tae not so much. When they make a friendship pact they're both happy to be friends but is that all it is? Love this story. Poor Tae has serious trust issues and those issues make relationships hard. Riggs has his own hangups but he's there for Tae, Lots of drama and love of love in this story. You'll be invested in these characters in no time.

Find out more about Jill Shalvis here www.jillshalvis.com

Sunday, June 12, 2022

eARC Book review: Kiss Hard (Hard Play #4) by Nalini Singh

 


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Daniel Esera is a young god on the rugby field, a sexy and charming man who's got the world at his feet. There's just one problem: his sudden potent attraction to his number one nemesis--Catie River. No. Just no. Not happening.

Catie River is on her way to Paralympic gold, and she's not about to allow Danny "Hotshot" Esera to derail her plans. Too bad her body isn't cooperating. Even worse? Her heart might be coming along for the ride. No. Nope. Never.

The pair are united in their desire to remain enemies... until a stranger's reckless action threatens both their careers. Now, the only way out for Catie and Danny is to pretend to be in a relationship. How bad can it be? They're adults in full control of their hormones and their hearts. There will be no kissing. No PDA. And definitely no falling in love.

Let the games begin.

Danny and Catie have known each other since they were kids. Danny's brother and Catie's sister are married and since then in a lot of ways Catie's been a part of Danny's family.  They've always been frenemies but in a not mean way. More of a teasing way. There were rules. They might have teased or tormented each other but also always protected each other. Danny is the baby of his family and in some ways he wasn't seen the way his older brother's were. He's got some hang up there he's working out. Catie had a dad who for the most part was never available to her and a mom who had to schedule her daughter into her business life. Catie has a older sister that in most ways took care of her like a mom. If you're reading this series you know most of the characters. Danny's family is really tightknit and pull everyone who means something to them in. You really can't help but fall in love. Nalini Singh just has a way of weaving your attention right into the story. You want to just keep on reading and when it's done you wish there was 100 more pages. Enjoyment from page one on.

Find out more about Nalini Singh and this series here nalinisingh.com


Friday, June 3, 2022

eARC Book review:The Honeymoon Cottage (Cemetery, Indiana #1) by Lori Foster



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Available May 24th 2022

 In The Honeymoon Cottage, locals of a quirky small town help an on-the-shelf wedding planner find her own happily-ever-after.

Wedding planner Yardley Belanger has resigned herself to spinsterhood while organizing other people’s happy endings. An all-new heartwarming story of second chances at life and love, with summer weddings, a lakeside cottage for honeymooners, best friends and a rescued dog. Set in the quirky small town of Cemetery, Indiana, population 827. 

 

This new series by author Lori Foster is set in Cemetery Indiana. First book introduces us to some of the towns people and a few of the main characters. Yardley is a wedding planner. She's also a person the businesses count on to help them out and well Yardley helps pretty much anyone in need of it.  When Travis comes into her life wanting to help his sister plan her wedding it opens up the flood gates of emotion for Yardley. While helping Travis Yardley finds courage to come out of her shell and be the person she's supposed to be. I really enjoyed this book. It's a pleasant read no suspenseful drama or anything but so heartwarming. The characters are all likable if not in the beginning then definitely by the end. Part of the story is spent on Yardley and Travis but some is also spent on Yardley's best friend Mimi and her husband Kevin. Part of what really got me is Yardley reminded a lot of me and I could relate to her. Definitely a great beach read. Looking forward to the next installment.

Find out more about Lori Foster and this series here lorifoster.com

Saturday, April 16, 2022

eARC Book review: The Hitwoman’s getaway (Hitwoman #31) by J.B.Lynn

 

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A romantic room, gourmet meals, free booze, massages…that’s what Maggie is promised when she’s sent away on a pet-friendly romantic getaway.

Crazy fellow guests, a missing couple, a human skull, and someone trying to kill her is what she ends up getting.

With the help of the core members of her menagerie and a new furry friend, Maggie tries to figure out what’s going on while staying alive and how to salvage her romantic weekend.

But a killer has other plans…


This one seemed to put Maggie way our of her comfort zone if she actually has a comfort zone. Gino and Maggie get gifted a weekend away with a few of her animals for company. Maggie has no idea what do to on a weekend get away but things are weird at the place they go. Seems no matter where Maggie goes trouble follows. Gino deserves a medal for hanging in there with this one. Maggie was a bit of a pill but I get she's seriously struggling and overwhelmed with everything she's got going on with life. Really she's feels like she's not in a position to be in a serious relationship. I'm not sure she sees herself ever having a normal life. I really enjoyed this one.


Find out more about JB Lynn and this series here www.jblynn.com