Archives for April 21, 2017

* Review * NECESSARY ACTION by Julie Miller

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Review * NECESSARY ACTION by Julie MillerNecessary Action by Julie Miller
Series: The Precinct: Bachelors in Blue
Published by Harlequin Intrigue on May 1, 2017
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Learning to trust could bring them together—keeping secrets could tear them apart

Going undercover to take down murderous gun smugglers is what Duff Watson lives for. Until he tracks the ring to a Missouri farm…and meets paramedic Melanie Fiske. Now the KCPD detective has another critical task: winning over the curvy redhead who tempts him yet whom he can't let himself trust.

Something about the protective ex-soldier makes Melanie believe he can help her find out the truth about her family. And the desire Duff awakens feels like the real thing. But when Melanie's life is threatened, can she keep trusting—and loving—a man who lives a life of dangerous deception?

Secrets and deception are front and center as we head back into the world of the Watson family drama! Always great to see some familiar faces, and to delve into the next mystery awaiting them!

Kansas City detective Tom “Duff” Watson will stop at nothing to find the person responsible for playing games with his family. He’s going undercover to try to uncover a gun smuggling ring in the mountains. He never expects to run across a gorgeous ally so easily!

Paramedic Melanie Fiske might be living on the Fiske Family Farm like her uncle expects, but she’s not sure what’s going on around her anymore. Secrets and lies are popping up more than ever before and she’s started to suspect things are not as she’s been told. When Tom almost immediately seems like a kindred spirit when he starts working there, she’s nervous about trusting him at face value … but he might be her only chance at finding out the truth around here!


* Review * PLAYING DIRTY by Taryn Leigh Taylor

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Review * PLAYING DIRTY by Taryn Leigh TaylorPlaying Dirty by Taryn Leigh Taylor
Published by Harlequin Blaze on May 1, 2017
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A game they both want to win

Lainey Harper has never been a puck bunny. She wants nothing to do with hockey or hockey players—not after what she's been through. So why can't she resist Cooper Mead?

Portland's newest hockey star, Cooper, is all muscle and charisma. And he's Lainey's worst nightmare. Hooking up with him would bring back memories that Lainey needs to keep buried. And risk the hard-earned anonymity she's sacrificed everything to protect.

When Lainey finally gives in to Cooper's sexy charm, the chemistry's intense—but so is the media exposure. And now Lainey's got even more to lose than her secret—she's got Cooper.

Flirty & fun! The sass between these two kept me smiling … loved them together! Real characters, a plot to sink our teeth into and just a lot of ups and downs on the way to happy endings for all.

Lainey Harper is minding her own business, just trying her best to get things settled and get her life back to normal again. She never expects Portland’s newest and hottest hockey pro to come waltzing into her bar and turning her life on end. She hates hockey with a passion, why would she want to hang out with the epitome of it?

Cooper Mead might be getting up there in hockey years, but he still loves it and is playing at the top of his field. When a bet with a teammate has him matching wits with a sexy lil’ bartender, he is intrigued … even thought she’s giving off a major “hands off!” vibe. Can he convince Lainey to take a step forward and face her fears about being around hockey again … and convince her that he’s a good guy?


** FRIDAY FAVORITES with Joanne Dannon **


Join me every Friday to see my spotlight on one of my favorite authors who will be sharing a few of their favorite things!



Featured today is author JOANNE DANNON!  Thanks for joining me and sharing some of your favorites Joanne!

Joanne Dannon, an Australian author, writes to give her readers the experience she loves to savor–indulging in a sigh-worthy-happily-ever- after, being swept away from the everyday by diving into a delicious romance novel.

Joanne is a happily married mother of two heroes-in-training who loves spending time with friends and family. She can be found on Facebook and her website chatting about reading, writing, cooking, vintage-inspired dresses and all things romantic.

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My favorite color is … blue.

My favorite place to read is … bed.

My favorite snack is … chocolate

My favorite type of music is … jazz.

My favorite hot beverage is … coffee.

My favorite type of flower is … rose.

My favorite time of day is … morning.

My favorite candy is … Turkish Delight (rose water flavour).

My favorite hobby is … to read.

My favorite place to vacation is … anywhere, as long as I’m with my family 🙂 



Look for Joanne’s upcoming release, FOREVER MINE, coming April 27!



Alex Jackson Series, Book 4

Forever Mine is the 4th book in the Alex Jackson series and can be read as a standalone book.

It’s never a good idea to fall for your best friend’s brother… or so they say.

Hannah Greene is fed up. A romantic at heart, she’s had a major crush on her best friend’s brother for years but he’s never noticed her. To shape a life for herself away from Zac, she must move on.

Zac Warne, smooth-talking sales guy who takes responsibility to a whole new level, loves the thrill of the chase but is not interested in settling down, ever. It’s not that he doesn’t believe in love, it’s just not for him.

But circumstances have Hannah and Zac spending one weekend together and a night of fun leads to more than just emotional consequences for them.

Compelled to right wrongs and beholden to fix problems, Zac has to convince Hannah his about-turn about wanting a relationship with her is not just one of convenience. Can Hannah now trust this smooth-talking playboy who has a reputation for breaking hearts, including her own?



Previously in the series …


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Alex Jackson Series Book 1

Fairy tales aren’t just for princesses.

Superstar Alex Jackson steers clear of any emotional involvement after a series of life-changing events turned his life, and heart, inside out and upside down. Broken and deeply scarred, he has sworn to remain single and emotionally aloof to all women.

Physiotherapist Violet McKenzie, is distrustful of men—famous men being at the top of her list for good reason. She’s learned a thing or two about them and has made a conscious effort to stay as far away as she possibly can.

Until sexy Alex needs her professional assistance after a stage mishap and she becomes his personal physio. Violet has sworn off love, but when Alex’s hot kisses keep her up at night longing for more, she wonders if she can remain steadfast to her personal promise to never fall for the wrong guy again.

Can a superstar and an ordinary girl have a happily ever after, or is that only reserved for the songs Alex sings?




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Alex Jackson Series Book 2

The plan was not to fall in love.

Logan Wentworth’s career means everything to him. To win a promotion and upstage his colleagues, he needs to get himself a fiancée —fast.

He asks his friend, supermodel, Daisy Roberts, the outrageous task of becoming his fake fiancée to advance his career.

Daisy’s career has plummeted—she wants to say no, but she’s in a tight spot. Logan’s request to pretend to be his fiancée has some perks. After all, he’s a hard-nosed lawyer with a body built for passion and can strike a deal with the devil and win if he chooses. And this silver-tongued devil can talk her into anything.

Logan’s strategy backfires when the promotion requires he keep his “fiancée” for real. But Daisy doesn’t want a Mr Right for now and will only settle for a Mr Right for forever.

Can Daisy prove to Logan that love is far more important than a career?




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Alex Jackson Series Book 3

Can love overcome all obstacles?

Amielle Warne’s life was perfect. At twenty-six years old, she had a dream job as the physiotherapist to a superstar but then a hit-and-run accident ruined everything. Now, physically injured and jobless, she plans on setting up a women’s medical clinic with her friends. But the return of her teenage crush threatens to ruin her life—again!

Life-weary scientist, Ethan Cuthbert, has returned home temporarily to create a haven for cancer patients and their families. What he doesn’t expect is having to deal with his best friend’s little sister, Amielle, wanting the same property as him.

Ethan is off-limits, not only has he already broken her heart once before but he’s returning to his job overseas in three weeks. But when sizzling kisses lead to more, can they work around the obstacles between them, from both the past and future?