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* Cover Share * PENALTY PLAY by Jami Davenport


Opposites attract…are you ready for the heat?
Penalty Play by Jami Davenport releases on November 30th!




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Single dad and star defenseman Matt LaRue lives for his kids and hockey. He’s had one failed marriage and doesn’t have any interest in going through that hell again. As conservative as they come, he can’t comprehend his unexplainable attraction to a free-spirited female who changes hair color more often than his boys create new excuses to avoid doing their homework.

Violet Strider is fleeing the past. She has a new start, new identity, and is hiding a big secret. Matt and Vi are a classic case of opposites attract, but neither expects the attraction to extend beyond a few hot trysts, especially Vi. Only her heart isn’t listening, and her head is following her heart down a path of no return. As Vi grows closer to Matt and his boys, she fears her secret could rip them apart.

Relationships are built on trust, and Vi’s house of cards is about to take a tumble. Can Vi confront her past and finally put it behind her, while earning Matt’s forgiveness?





USA Today Bestselling Author Jami Davenport writes sexy contemporary, sports, and new adult romances, including her two new indie endeavors: the Game On in Seattle series and the Men of Tyee series. Jami lives on a small farm near Puget Sound with her Green Beret-turned-plumber husband, a Newfoundland dog with a tennis-ball fetish, and a prince disguised as an orange tabby cat. She works in computer support in her day job and juggles too many balls, but she wouldn’t have it any other way.

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* Blog Tour * SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SHERIFF by Melinda Curtis

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Support Your Local Sheriff
(Harmony Valley #10)
by Melinda Curtis
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
October 1st 2017 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Will he pass the daddy test?

With his job in jeopardy, it couldn’t be a worse time for Sheriff Nate Landry’s recent past to come back to haunt him. But it would take an army to stop SWAT team leader Julie Smith. The fellow cop—and sister of his ex-fiancée—wants one thing from the beleaguered lawman: custody of the toddler son that Nate didn’t know he had.

He may not be natural daddy material, but he quickly takes a shine to little Duke. And then there are the feelings Nate’s been hiding for years. Only now Julie’s running for sheriff of Harmony Valley—against him. Time to retreat? Not if he wants a future with the woman he loves.

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“You got married.” Nate’s gaze was gentle.

Julie didn’t want his gentleness. She wanted his anger. She wanted to argue and shout, and have him argue and shout back. “You think I’m married because…”

A small crease appeared between Nate’s brows, only for a moment. “Well… This little guy…”

A surge of satisfaction shored up sagging dreams of revenge. “You think a woman has to be married to have a child?”

The crease returned, deeper this time. “You’re a cop. Female cops don’t—”

“You’re a police officer?” asked the woman who’d been putting up a stink at the podium. She’d stopped at Julie’s pew. Doris didn’t smile. She didn’t coo over Duke. She eyed the pair like a cattle rancher at a bull auction.

Julie didn’t put much stock in the woman’s claims. Nate was many things, but he was a good cop. And Julie wasn’t keen on being sized up. But she wasn’t here to cause a ruckus about it either, so she said, “Yes, ma’am,” and ground her teeth at the interruption in her attempted takedown of Nate the Unflappable.

The woman stored that information with a brisk nod, and then moved toward the door.

“Mama.” Duke crooned softly.

Nate glanced around, perhaps catching on to where this was going, perhaps assessing how much privacy they had. Or how much they’d need.

The more public his humiliation, the better.

“I’m not married.” Julie’s smile felt the way it did when guys on the force made a crude remark and deserved reproach. “And Duke isn’t my child.”

This is Nate and Julie’s first meeting since Nate left her sister at the altar. She was always protective of her little sister, who demanded Julie never confront Nate after he dumped her. But now, all bets are off and Julie will do anything to make Nate’s life as uncomfortable as she can. At least, until she remembers Nate used to be her best friend.

Melinda Curtis is an award-winning USA Today bestseller. She writes sweet romance for Harlequin Heartwarming, sweet romantic comedies and sexy traditional contemporary romances. Her latest release, Support Your Local Sheriff, is an ode to the quiet heroic sheriffs her mother made her watch with her on Sundays when there was nothing else on TV.


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About the Author

USA Today and Amazon Bestselling Author, Melinda Curtis is the award winning author of contemporary romance that spans the sexy scale – from sweet romance to sweet romantic comedy (written under the Melinda Curtis brand) to fun, sexier romances (written under the Mel Curtis brand).

Melinda loves writing romances about women who don’t realize how strong they are until a hero comes along to show them, while simultaneously capturing the wry humorous power struggle of falling in love (because, really, who lets the man have the last word?).



Tour Schedule

October 23rd:
Hearts & Scribbles
Book Lover in Florida
Rockin’ Book Reviews
Katie’s Clean Book Collection
October 24th:
Mello & June, It’s a Book Thang!
Getting Your Read On
Heidi Reads…
October 25th:
Paulette’s Papers
Nicole’s Book Msuings
Janices Book Review
It’s All About the Romance 
October 26th:
Zerina Blossom’s Books
Thoughts of a Blonde
Reading Is My SuperPower
underneath the covers
October 27th:
Brooke Blogs
Inside The Mind of an Avid Reader
The Bookworm Chronicles
Becky on Books
October 28th: Grand Finale

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* Review * TWINS FOR THE BILLIONAIRE by Sarah M. Anderson

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* Review * TWINS FOR THE BILLIONAIRE by Sarah M. AndersonTwins for the Billionaire by Sarah M. Anderson
Series: Billionaires and Babies
Published by Harlequin Desire on November 1, 2017
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Seducing the Single Mom

Widowed mom Sofia Bingham needs a job—fast! Her babies won't feed themselves. Working for real estate tycoon Eric Jenner is the perfect solution. But her childhood buddy is all grown up now…and tempting as hell. Surely one unforgettable night of passion wouldn't hurt? After that, they can go back to being all business!

But Eric doesn't agree that they should put their red-hot romance on ice. He can't deny his connection to Sofia's adorable twins—or his consuming desire for their mother. What will it take to convince her that he's playing for keeps?


Sweet, sexy and oh so good! Childhood friends to colleagues … and more! The characters are really easy to connect with and the story is fast paced. With the added addition of adorable twin toddlers and a sexual chemistry off-the-charts, I was in for quite a treat!

Single mom Sofia Bingham needs a job … fast! She’s been sliding by for too long now and she needs to step it up and provide a stable life for her babies. When she sees a job listed working for Eric she decides she’s going to apply … and hopefully the fact that they were childhood friends will get her a foot in the door!

Real estate tycoon Eric Jenner is thrilled when he sees Sofia again. They had a great relationship growing up and he’s anxious to catch up. When he learns of her circumstances, he is quick to give her the job she needs … but they find attraction a strong force to be reckoned with as they try to coexist in the office. When a business trip brings an opportunity for a fling, they figure what could it hurt right? She’s ready to pretend it didn’t happen … and he’s ready to make them a family!


* Review * MAKE ME YOURS by Rebecca Brooks

* Review * MAKE ME YOURS by Rebecca BrooksMake Me Yours by Rebecca Brooks
Series: Men of Gold Mountain
Published by Entangled: Brazen on October 9, 2017
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Claire Collins has always been good—except when it comes to bad boys. Or one bad boy in particular: a tattooed musician as skilled with her body as he is with his guitar. But he wasn’t ready to be a father, so she left him to raise their daughter on her own. Only fate had other plans, and suddenly, Ryan is back in her life, disrupting everything. This time, though, she’s determined not to lose her heart…even if she still craves his touch.

Ryan Thomas never expects to see Claire again—especially not in a small mountain town in Washington on the last show of his comeback tour. But when the lights come on, there she is, more beautiful than ever. One incredible night with her won’t be enough… But he’ll have to prove he’s not the man he used to be, if he wants to keep her—and his family—for good.


It’s not at all unusual for Rebecca Brooks to bring us a steamy read with the sassy characters from her Men of Gold Mountain series, but with this latest book in the series, she touches our hearts even more. Circumstances tore them apart but neither has ever forgotten or loved another the same way they did each other. He was at a destructive point in his life, she was willing to turn the other cheek for way too long … but when a dawning brought a vision of the future to come into her mind, she finally found the courage to walk way. This story is about reconnecting with a lost love and being strong enough to prove you’ve changed and proud enough to stand tall about your accomplishments. I’ve loved the entire series, but this one just had all the feels!

Claire Collins has always been on the straight and narrow … except for that short-lived time in her life where she fell in love with a musician and threw caution to the wind. Her life never quite recovered, but she wound up with a beautiful daughter out of it all. She might not have been strong enough to demand what she needed, but she would have moved heaven and earth to give that child what she deserved out of life!

Ryan Thomas lived his life hard, and it cost him everything he had ever dreamed of … but he’s worked hard to come back from the ruins he left his life in. Claire walking away was the low-point in his life, and he’s never once stopped wishing she’d walk in again … so when their eyes meet at the start of the last show on his come-back tour, he thinks all of his dreams have come true! Claire on the other hand isn’t willing to trust that he’s changed … he was always the smooth talker and promise maker … so what makes this time different?



* Blog Tour / Review * RIDE WILD by Laura Kaye

* Blog Tour / Review * RIDE WILD by Laura KayeRide Wild by Laura Kaye
Series: A Raven Riders Novel
Published by Avon on October 31, 2017
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Brotherhood. Club. Family.
They live and ride by their own rules.
These are the Raven Riders...

Wild with grief over the death of his wife, Sam “Slider” Evans merely lives for his two sons. Nothing holds his interest anymore—not even riding his bike or his membership in the Raven Riders Motorcycle Club. But that all changes when he hires a new babysitter.

Recently freed from a bad situation by the Ravens, Cora Campbell is determined to bury the past. When Slider offers her a nanny position, she accepts, needing the security and time to figure out what she wants from life. Cora adores his sweet boys, but never expected the red-hot attraction to their brooding, sexy father. If only he would notice her...

Slider does see the beautiful, fun-loving woman he invited into his home. She makes him feel too much, and he both hates it and yearns for it. But when Cora witnesses something she shouldn’t have, the new lives they’ve only just discovered are threatened. Now Slider must claim—and protect—what’s his before it’s too late.


Can she manage to reawaken his passion for life, love and the club?? This isn’t your typical edgy motorcycle club type of a book, but it is strong in the sense of brotherhood and true affection. We’ve known Cora since book one when she came to the club for help with Haven and we’ve had faith that she would one day get her story with one of these tough yet gentle bikers, and Ride Wild is her time! I loved her and Slider together, and most of all, I enjoyed the little family they made for his boys. I hope there will be more in the series!

Sam “Slider” Evans became a different man when he lost his wife a couple of years ago. He turned away from the club, became serious and brooding and only had eyes for keeping his sons life stable. Everyone thought he was buried beneath his grief … there was some of that, but there were also some ugly secrets that he’s been carrying the burden of as well.

Cora Campbell has been babysitting part-time for him for a few months now, and his kids really enjoy their time with her. When Slider offers her a more permanent nanny position, she is overjoyed at having a chance to have her own space and save money for things she wants to do with her future! Being in closer proximity makes it harder for him to ignore the sizzle that she brings to his body when she’s near … they both need some TLC and a chance to heal with someone that will have patience … will they take that chance on each other? And when Cora witnesses something that could put her in danger, will Slider be the one to keep her safe?








New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Laura Kaye brings you the third novel in her Raven Riders Series, RIDE WILD. A sexy contemporary romance series, and a spin-off from Laura’s Hard Ink world, about a different kind of motorcycle club with a protective mission. The Raven Riders Series takes you on an adventure and kicks it into overdrive! RIDE WILD is the hot and emotional story of a sexy single father wild with grief over the death of his wife several years before and the strong survivor he hires to be his nanny. Order your copy of RIDE WILD today!



About Ride Wild (Raven Riders #3, 10/31/17)

Brotherhood. Club. Family.
They live and ride by their own rules.
These are the Raven Riders…

Wild with grief over the death of his wife, Sam “Slider” Evans merely lives for his two sons. Nothing holds his interest anymore—not even riding his bike or his membership in the Raven Riders Motorcycle Club. But that all changes when he hires a new babysitter.

Recently freed from a bad situation by the Ravens, Cora Campbell is determined to bury the past. When Slider offers her a nanny position, she accepts, needing the security and time to figure out what she wants from life. Cora adores his sweet boys, but never expected the red-hot attraction to their brooding, sexy father. If only he would notice her…

Slider does see the beautiful, fun-loving woman he invited into his home. She makes him feel too much, and he both hates it and yearns for it. But when Cora witnesses something she shouldn’t have, the new lives they’ve only just discovered are threatened. Now Slider must claim—and protect—what’s his before it’s too late.


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Cora had such an easy way with Ben. With both of his kids, really. God, Slider admired that about her. Especially when nothing about him was easy, and hadn’t been in years.

Ben yawned and peered up at Slider. “You’re gonna stay with me, aren’t you? “

“You better believe it, Benji. And remember what we talked about. Nurses are going to come in a couple of times throughout the night. Just to check on you. I’ll be here the whole time,” Slider said, leaning over the boy so he could look him in the eyes. There was nothing like the unconditional love and admiration of a kid. But that didn’t mean Slider shouldn’t have to earn it. And he hadn’t done nearly enough these past few years, had he? He pressed a kiss to his son’s cheek. “Now shut those peepers.”

Ben giggled. “Your whiskers tickle Dad.” Slider ran his hand over the facial hair on his jaw. One more piece of evidence of the mess he’d become. But at least it made Ben laugh. The boy looked up at Cora next, his hand snaking into hers and tugging her closer. “You’re staying too, right?”

“Wild horses couldn’t tear me away,” she said, squeezing his hand.

Ben made a face. “There are wild horses here?”

Cora chuckled and Slider shook his head. “Peepers. Closed. Now,” he said.

The boy was asleep in an instant.

After not sleeping much today himself, Slider probably wasn’t far behind him. Still, he nodded at the small sleeper sofa and quietly said to Cora, “You can take that. Nurse said there are pillows and blankets in the closet.”

She shook her head. “No way. You haven’t slept. And I’m kinda attached here,” she said, glancing at where Ben still clutched her hand. “Seriously, Slider. Get some sleep while you can.”

Frowning, he pulled out the sleeper, which was only a little wider than a twin-sided bed, found the bedding, and lowered the lights. “How ‘bout this. We’ll take shifts.”

She smiled. “Sure.”

On a bone-deep sigh, Slider sat on the bed’s edge and kicked off his boots, and then he went horizontal still wearing his jeans and T-shirt. Cora laid her cheek against her arm, her face turned away from Slider toward Ben, her blond waves a soft cascade against the white hospital blankets.

And damnit all to hell, but it played with uncomfortable things inside his chest to see her like that. Things he didn’t want played with. Not ever again.

So he closed his eyes. And woke up two and a half hours later when the nurse came into the room to check Ben’s vitals. The kid hardly stirred, but Cora was still awake and making small talk with the woman about how her night was going.

“Your turn to get some sleep,” Slider said when they were alone again.

“Don’t worry about it. Go back to sleep.”

“We had a deal,” he said, his voice like gravel. Years of exhaustion did that to a man.

“Later,” she said, her expression soft with sleepiness. He forced himself into a sitting position, his stiff movements making him feel ancient. “You need it more than I do.”

He shook his head and pushed to his feet. “I’m not hogging the bed all night while you sit up in that hard chair.”

“Don’t be stubborn,” she said. “Sleep.”

He arched a brow. As much as he wanted to lie back down, he wasn’t doing it at her expense. “It’s your turn.”



She sighed. “I’m trying to take care of you, too.”



And don’t miss all the books in the Raven Riders Series!

HARD AS STEEL now available
RIDE HARD now available
RIDE ROUGH now available
RIDE WILD coming October 31st, 2017











Animal rescue is a big part of the storyline of Ride Wild, and that’s something that’s close to Laura’s heart, so Laura’s giving to the cause by donating a portion of all preorders and sales through 11/5 to Noah’s Arks Rescue, a fantastic organization that serves as a source of inspiration for the book. When you grab your copy of RIDE WILD, you’re helping a great cause AND you’ll get a bonus story when you submit your order info, too!


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Laura Kaye’s RIDE WILD – Review & Excerpt Tour Schedule:

October 23rd

Angel’s Guilty Pleasures – Excerpt

Becky on Books – Review & Excerpt

Ebook Indulgence – Review & Excerpt

FMR Book Grind – Review

JordansBookReviews – Excerpt

Les ChroniquesAléatoires – Review

Ramblings From This Chick – Excerpt

Romance as a first language – Review & Excerpt

Thoughts of a Blonde – Review

October 24th

Booknerd1107 – Review & Excerpt

Eye in Bookland – Review

From the TBR PIle – Review & Excerpt

OMGReads – Review & Excerpt

Reading Between the Wines Book Club – Excerpt

Romancing the Readers – Review

Sammi’s Bookish Reality – Review

The Book Nympho – Review & Excerpt

October 25th

Cara’s Book Boudoir – Review & Excerpt

Fire and Ice Book Reviews – Review

Inside The Mind of an Avid Reader – Review & Excerpt

Knotty Girl Reviews – Review & Excerpt

Lightning City Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt

NallaReads – Review & Excerpt

Sweet Red Reads – Review & Excerpt

The Book Hammock – Review & Excerpt

October 26th

A crazy vermonters book reviews – Review

Book Munchies – Review & Excerpt

Jen’s Reading Obsession – Excerpt

Krista’s Dust Jacket – Review & Excerpt

My Nook, Books & More – Excerpt

Pervy Ladies Books – Review & Excerpt

Reads All the Books – Review & Excerpt

Romance Between The Sheets – Excerpt

Spoons, Hooks, and Books – Review & Excerpt

October 27th

Addicted To Romance – Review & Excerpt

Bad boys and bedtime stories book blog – Review

Melena`s Reviews – Review & Excerpt

NightWolf Book Blog – Excerpt

Reading in Pajamas – Review & Excerpt

Ripe For Reader – Review & Excerpt

Romancing the Dispatcher – Review & Excerpt

The Book Disciple – Review & Excerpt

October 28th

Always a happy ever after – Review & Excerpt

Books According to Abby – Review & Excerpt

Bridget’s Book Bungalow – Review & Excerpt

Cocktails and Books – Review

Four Chicks Flipping Pages – Review

Reading Is My Bliss – Review

Shahla’sBookcorner – Review

What I’m Reading – Review & Excerpt

October 29th

Alphas Do It Better Book Blog – Review

Brittany’s Book Blog – Excerpt

Fishing for Books – Review

I’m A Sweet And Sassy Book Whore – Review & Excerpt

Katy and Zetti’s Book Ramblings – Review & Excerpt

KDRBCK – Review & Excerpt

Love Notes Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

Shayna Renee’s Spicy Reads – Review & Excerpt

October 30th

A Brit and a Yank – Excerpt

Bobo’s Book Bank – Review & Excerpt

Book Angel Booktopia – Review & Excerpt

Hot Kindle Reads – Review & Excerpt

Lit. 4 Ladies – Review & Excerpt

Novel Grounds – Review

Reviews by Tammy and Kim (Rachel and Jay) – Review & Excerpt

Take Me Away To A Great Read – Review & Excerpt

October 31st

Book Lovers 4Ever – Excerpt

BooksandMe – Review & Excerpt

Epic Romance Reviews – Review & Excerpt

Living In Our Own Story – Review & Excerpt

Only One More Page – Review & Excerpt

Read-Love-Blog – Review & Excerpt

Ruby Red Romance Review – Review & Excerpt

Stephanie’s Book Reports – Review & Excerpt

Two Girls with Books – Review

November 1st

A Hopeless Romantic’s Booklandia – Review & Excerpt

Bookaliciousbabes blog – Review & Excerpt

Curvy and Nerdy – Review & Excerpt

Love Book Triangle – Review & Excerpt

Nose Stuck in a Book – Review & Excerpt

Red Hot + Blue REads – Review & Excerpt

Somewhere Lost in Books – Review & Excerpt

Tanya the book obsessed momma – Review

The bookworms obsession – Review

Wickedcoolflight – Review & Excerpt

November 2nd

A small girl, her man and her books – Review & Excerpt

Beneath The Covers Blog – Excerpt

Feel the Book – Excerpt

JOJO THE BOOKAHOLIC – Review & Excerpt

MI Bookshelf – Review

Obsessive Reading Disorder – Review

Renee Entress’s Blog – Review & Excerpt

The Book Boyfriend Addict – Review & Excerpt

November 3rd

Angel Reads – Review

Books 2 Blog – Review

G & T’s Indie Café – Excerpt

Love Drug Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

Reese’s Reviews – Review & Excerpt

The Reading Cafe – Review & Excerpt

White Hot Reads – Review & Excerpt

Words of Wisdom from The Scarf Princess – Review & Excerpt



About Laura Kaye:

Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over twenty books in contemporary and paranormal romance and romantic suspense, including the Hard Ink and upcoming Raven Riders series. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.




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* Review * A SEAL’S STRENGTH by JM Stewart

* Review * A SEAL’S STRENGTH by JM StewartA SEAL's Strength by JM Stewart
Series: Military Match
Published by Forever Yours on October 3, 2017
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This second chance was worth the wait . . .

As a SEAL, Gabriel Donovan did the toughest jobs imaginable without blinking an eye. But three years after his wife's death, the idea of dating still makes him sick to his stomach. His daughter desperately needs a mother, though, and there's nothing Gabe won't do for his little girl.

Stephanie Mason doesn't run from anything. Not even coming face to face with the "one that got away" on a blind date. Steph's body vividly remembers every single thing about Gabe and while some things have changed, the way he makes her feel sure as hell hasn't.

Gabe and Steph know that love comes with risks, but if they're brave enough, this second chance might just bring them the love of a lifetime.


The one that got away! … A sweet reunion they never expected makes getting back out into the dating scene much sweeter for this single dad! It was a quick and easy read … it probably would have been a bit stronger with a more detailed background or more interaction with their common friends, etc., but an enjoyable read none the less!

Gabriel Donovan is in no way, shape or form ready to be going on a blind date. His wife might have died three years ago, and yes, he misses sex like you wouldn’t believe, but his heart’s just not in it. To appease his daughter and sister, he agrees to let his friend’s wife set him up in her little dating business she’s working on … but he’s not going to enjoy this at all!

Stephanie Mason can’t believe who her blind date is! Best friends with benefits in college led to him moving away before she got the guts to tell him that she was in love with him. She’s thought of him often … remembered and wondered if she’d ever find that feeling again. Now he’s in front of her with more baggage than she could pick up if she wanted to … but they could have just one weekend … right?


* Review * CAN’T WALK AWAY by Sandy James

* Review * CAN’T WALK AWAY by Sandy JamesCan't Walk Away by Sandy James
Series: Nashville Dreams
Published by Forever Yours on October 10, 2017
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In Nashville the stars shine a little brighter, songs sound a little sweeter, and love lasts a lifetime.

Young, rich, and better looking than a man has a right to be, successful songwriter Brad "Hitman" Maxwell was once Nashville's biggest celebrity. Then a heartbreaking loss and a shocking betrayal caused his light to go out. Now, instead of pouring his soul into song, he pours beers at Words & Music. His bar is the perfect escape--a place to forget his past--until the night she takes the stage...

Savannah Wolf used to dream of becoming Nashville's hottest star. Now, as a young single mom, she dreams of a steady income and being home to tuck her daughter into bed. So when Brad Maxwell offers her the gig of a lifetime--playing as the headliner at Words & Music--Savannah discovers the best of both worlds. And she refuses to ruin this opportunity by falling for her sexy boss. Except that Brad suddenly starts writing music again... music inspired by her.


A disillusioned man meets his salvation! Strong characters with an interesting plot take us on the ride of taking second chances even though you still might carry the bruised heart from your last attempt at love! I enjoyed it and look forward to more in the series.

Once the biggest songwriter in Nashville, Brad “Hitman” Maxwell lost his creative energy amid loss and betrayal in his personal life. Now he enjoys himself at the honky tonk he runs and owns with a couple of friends. Words & Music is a great place to catch a glimpse of young talent on their way up in the music scene, and when she takes the stage and blows him away he starts to feel that old spark again!

Savannah Wolf had her chance to be a star and blew it by trusting the wrong people. Now she’d be happy just getting to do what she loves enough to make ends meet and have a happy life with her young daughter. When a friend convinces her to take a turn at open mike, she never expects it to lead to a job offer to be the opening act at Words & Music! She’s on top of the world excited … but she can’t take the chance of acting on the attraction flaring between her and the boss … can she?


* Review * SECOND CHANCE GIRL by Susan Mallery

* Review * SECOND CHANCE GIRL by Susan MallerySecond Chance Girl by Susan Mallery
Series: Happily Inc #2
Published by HQN Books on September 26, 2017
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Mathias Mitchell’s easy smile hides a world of hurt. After the worst kind of family betrayal, he moves to Happily Inc., California—the wedding destination town supplies a steady stream of bridesmaids, perfect for his “no promises, no pain” lifestyle. Yet he can’t stop watching for his beautiful, elusive neighbor on the animal preserve behind their homes.

Gamekeeper Carol Lund knows she’s not special enough to attract an alpha male like Mathias, so his offer to help her adopt a herd for her lonely giraffe is surprising—and his determined seduction, even more so. But just as she finally welcomes him into her bed, his careless actions crush her heart. Will she give him a second chance to prove she’ll always come first in his heart?


A quirky town keeps bringing happily ever afters when people least expect it! With the second book in her Happily Inc series, Susan Mallery brings us another Mitchell brother romance along with lots of fun and laughs as wedding fever continues to reign! The main characters were a joy to watch get together … I still feel like this series is a tad confusing with all of the characters thrown at you, but at least the core families are becoming familiar.

Gamekeeper Carol Lund might fancy her neighbor Mathias Mitchell, but she knows she’s just a plain Jane in comparison to the one-off bridesmaids he prefers, so she appeases herself with his friendship. When he steps up and finds a brilliant way to raise money to buy the herd her giraffe Millie desperately needs to keep her company, she just can’t believe he’d go so far out of his way to help her. He really is a great guy, even if he doesn’t want anyone to know it!

Mathias grew up in a volatile family atmosphere, and it’s only gotten torn apart more in recent years. He was never one to hold back on giving his love and affection, but there’s only so much heartache a man can take before he has to protect himself … and in his world, love hurts … so he wants no part of it!


* Review * DADDY DEFENDER by Janie Crouch

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Review * DADDY DEFENDER by Janie CrouchDaddy Defender by Janie Crouch
Series: Omega Sector: Under Siege #1
Published by Harlequin Intrigue on November 1, 2017
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He was a man on a mission, one that included a beautiful woman and a little girl he'd die defending…

What a serious case of mistaken identity. Ashton Fitzgerald is no unassuming handyman but a highly trained sharpshooter intent on protecting Summer Worrall and her baby daughter. The Omega SWAT member has a debt to pay and he isn't about to let Summer out of his sights.

For someone else has set their own sights on the lovely widow. Her unexpected relationship with Ashton has put Summer and her child straight into a madman's line of fire. Suddenly a mission to make amends becomes Ashton's quest to defend this little family with his very life.


Unexpected terror brings danger to the the fore front of the team’s mind when they least expect it! With the kick-off of her new Omega Sector: Under Siege series, Janie Crouch brings us many familiar faces from her beloved Omega Sector Critical Response team!  These books are always fast paced and high energy and this one does not disappoint. Add in an adorable little girl and a hint of romance brewing and it makes for a great read! I’m looking forward to the next in the series!

Widow Summer Worrall and her baby girl Chloe both have a crush on the guy that takes care of things around their house. Mistaking him as the handyman when he did a favor for her landlord, Summer continues to call Ashton with anything she can find wrong around the house … she isn’t really that picky, but she really enjoys seeing the sexy, shy guy!

Omega sharpshooter Ashton Fitzgerald doesn’t know how to tell Summer who he really is, so he’s sort of just quietly played along and helped her out. When danger follows him to her door, it’s time to get down to the truth and find a way to get the target off of her and her baby girl. When she finds out the past they share, will she still be attracted to him and want that date he promised her??



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* Review * THE BRIDESMAID’S ROYAL BODYGUARD by Liz FieldingThe Bridesmaid's Royal Bodyguard by Liz Fielding
Series: Royal Wedding Invitations #3
Published by Tule Publishing on October 18, 2017
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After being sacked from her job on the gossip magazine Celebrity, Ally Parker is forced to return home to Combe St. Philip with her tail between her legs. She is given a fresh start when her childhood friend, Hope, asks her to work PR for Hope’s marriage to Prince Jonas of San Michele.

When Count Fredrik Jensson, head of security for the royal family, arrives to check out the village, he makes it clear that her past employment makes her unfit for the role. The fact that there’s a sizzle between them from the moment they meet only makes everything worse.

Forced together on a trip to San Michele for the official announcement of the wedding, Fredrik and Ally find themselves stranded overnight in his mountain retreat. Their sizzle flares into an inferno. However, their night of passion sours when he sees her with her ex-boss. Believing that Ally is about to buy back her job with wedding secrets, Fredrik turns back to ice. What will it take to see the person she truly is and a thaw to set in?


There’s nothing quite like a royal wedding to stir up excitement!  With book three in the Royal Wedding Invitations series, Liz Fielding brings us Hope’s friend and bridesmaid’s story! Ally and Fredrik have sparks flying quickly after meeting and it’s fun to watch them be a bit leery of each other while at the same time sharing more of themselves with the other than they do the typical person. The plot is fun and the characters are easy to like!

Working menial jobs in her hometown certainly wasn’t the dream Ally Parker had for herself, but after a sudden firing from her job at gossip magazine Celebrity, she didn’t have a whole lot of option available … so this is where Count Fredrik Jensson finds her when he comes to meet with her about doing PR for her childhood friend’s wedding to a member of the royal family of San Michele … talk about embarrassing!

Fredrick is head of security and takes the royal family’s safety seriously. He’s not happy that a former gossip monger is privy to all of the secret wedding arrangements of the bride-to-be. He’s just waiting for those plans to hit the magazines when she sells out to the highest bidder! Forced together on a trip to announce the secret engagement, they find themselves sharing secrets about their lives and actually liking the others company … will sparks fly during their time together?