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* REVIEW * NOT IN HER WILDEST DREAMS by Dani Collins

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* REVIEW * NOT IN HER WILDEST DREAMS by Dani CollinsNot In Her Wildest Dreams by Dani Collins
Series: Secret Dreams Book 1
on January 15, 2017
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four-half-stars

Small Town Secrets, Big Time Heartache

Paige Fogarty never believed Liebe Falls’ golden boy, Sterling Roy, could want a No Good Fogarty, but one magical night, they kissed—ruining her already murky reputation. Fifteen years later, she’s still shunned, now as a professional accountant auditing Roy Furnishings. It’s a daunting task even before she’s forced to work with him.

Sterling made a fool of himself over Paige once. Never again. He only returns to the factory his mother calls his ‘legacy’ to ensure Paige doesn’t pull a fast one. When their chemistry blazes hotter than ever, he wonders if he misjudged her, but secrets come to light, including an embezzler she tries to protect, proving she’s still the wrong girl. So why does holding onto her feel so right?


A drama-filled reunion story brings together two people who never got a real chance to be together because of teenage angst and misunderstandings.  We see them try to overcome their bitterness with each other and slowly start to open their eyes to what really happened and to what degree the other was really at fault.  A solid story with perhaps a few too many secondary characters to keep track of, but a pleasing conclusion and I look forward to reading the second in the series!

Fifteen years after being run out of her home town in humiliation, Paige Fogarty is back!  Unfortunately, so is the town’s golden boy who caused the bad reputation she was given.  She’s stuck tolerating him for however long it takes to do an audit of the books in the business their father’s run together … then she’s out of here!

Sterling Roy still holds a grudge against Paige and her family as well, but as they are forced in close proximity time and again, he starts to see that things might have happened differently than he thought. Just as he’s about to move forward, he realizes she’s protecting an embezzler!

Will they be able to get all the secrets uncovered and find a happily-ever-after, or will past deeds be unable to be overcome?

 

four-half-stars

* REVIEW * GIVING IT ALL by Christi Barth

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* REVIEW * GIVING IT ALL by Christi BarthGiving It All by Christi Barth
Series: A Naked Men Novel
Published by Loveswept on January 17, 2017
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four-half-stars

Christi Barth’s smoking-hot contemporary romance series continues as the five best friends who survived a tragedy as teenagers take to their Naked Men podcast to open up about women. In Giving It All, the group’s globe-trotting hunk discovers that you need to go home to find love.

Logan Marsh never stays in one place for long. Through his family’s foundation, Logan spends his days traveling to the world’s most dangerous places to deliver disaster relief, which really puts a damper on his sex life—until he reconnects with his high-school crush. Stranded together in the Caribbean, they enjoy a steamy fling that awakens feelings Logan has ignored for too long. But family drama calls him away from her sweet embrace . . . or so he thinks.

Brooke Gallagher loved being a home economics teacher and cheerleading coach. Then an unexpected tragedy forced her to take some time off. Now she’s back in D.C. and despite the intensity of her tropical encounter with Logan, she’s shocked to bump into him again. Logan’s dealing with his own issues (including a newly discovered half-sister) and he’s itching to get back on the road. More than anything, Brooke wants to be there for him. But first, he has to decide if love is enough to keep him in one place.


If you haven’t tried A Naked Men Novel yet, you are missing out on a seriously fun bromance!  A group of five high school friends, bonded forever by a tragedy as teens … now living the good life while enjoying the continued success of their Naked Men blog turned podcast.  No matter how much they resist, one by one they are falling into their happily-ever-afters … and with the third book in the series, we get Logan’s story!  Great characters, sexy connections and a genuinely fun time!

An experience as a teen drove Logan Marsh to become the man he is today.  He lives for the moment because he never knows when he will be off on his next life-saving mission at the next great disaster!  He rarely finds time to be home with his pals, but he does a lot of great work with his family’s foundation for disaster relief all over the world!

Brooke Gallagher has recently suffered a life-changing experience and needs some time to simply find herself again.  Imagine her surprise when she runs into her old high school crush on a Caribbean island!  What better way to ring in a new chapter in her life than to have a sexy vacation fling!

When Brooke and Logan wind up back home in Washington, DC at the same time after leaving their secret getaway, will they be able to find a way to make a relationship work or will Logan decide that love isn’t worth more than his work?

four-half-stars

* REVIEW * HER SWEETEST FORTUNE by Stella Bagwell

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* REVIEW * HER SWEETEST FORTUNE by Stella BagwellHer Sweetest Fortune Series: The Fortunes of Texas: The Secret Fortunes
Published by Harlequin Special Edition on February 1, 2017
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four-stars

FRIENDS WITH…BENEFITS?

Sophie Fortune Robinson is on a mission. The word around the office watercooler is that the boss's youngest daughter is intent on landing Mr. Right by Valentine's Day—and that she has her eyes, and heart, set on a certain hunk in Marketing. But when she enlists her longtime pal and coworker Mason Montgomery to teach her how to get a man to notice her, little does she know she's already captured his attention!

Now Mason's in a real bind! He has just a few short weeks to fight his way out of the "friend zone." On his agenda: convincing sweet Sophie that he is the real man of her dreams! Will Fortune smile on true love's venture?

A sweet friends to lovers story to take us deeper into the secret Fortunes drama!

Sophie Fortune Robinson may be the youngest sibling, but she has big dreams of being the next one to find true love!  She has her sights set on a Marketing hottie, and sets out to get him to notice her and be her Valentine!

Mason Montgomery is a self proclaimed geek working long hours on the tech side of the company, but he has been admiring Sophie romantically from afar for quite some time.  They are good friends and enjoy each other’s company … but she seems blind to his crush.  Can simply spending time with her show her that he’s actually the man for her instead of the womanizer she has her eye on?

four-stars