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* Review * RANGER PROTECTOR by Angi Morgan

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* Review * RANGER PROTECTOR by Angi MorganRanger Protector by Angi Morgan
Series: Texas Brothers of Company B #1
Published by Harlequin Intrigue on January 1, 2018
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USA TODAY bestselling author Angi Morgan kicks off her new series with a spellbinding tale of crime and passion—Texas Ranger style!

All Texas Ranger Jack MacKinnon has to do is keep Megan Harper alive while they hunt down whoever’s framing her for a fatal shooting. But the gorgeous intelligence analyst is too independent for her own good—and Jack’s peace of mind.

With a false murder rap and hit men gunning for her, Megan has no choice but to trust the cowboy-handsome lawman. She isn’t used to playing it safe. Yet how can she let Jack put his career and life on the line? And how can they ignore the desire ratcheting up the stakes, tempting them to take one last risk before a killer erases their future?


Captivating from the first page! With her unique style of spinning a tale, author Angi Morgan brings us another set of Texas Rangers to fall for! This kick off to a new series is fresh and appealing as we meet the cast of characters and start our first case with them leading us into danger. The characters were fairly well developed, and the plot held my attention. Looking forward to more in the series.

Texas Ranger Jack MacKinnon doesn’t know what he’s walking into when he blindly takes his partners cryptic message to heart for the fact that someone needs his help. He can’t reach him back, and he has no further intel to go on, but he knows that he has to get Megan Harper to safety.

Megan isn’t used to depending on anyone. She’s tough and independent and enjoys solving her own set of crimes in her line of work, but when strange things start happening around her, she’s willing to listen to what Jack has to say when he rescues her from danger. When they realize she’s being framed for murder, they set out to find out what’s really going on … and why!


* Release Blast * ROOM Mates: The Series by Kendall Ryan



Life is smooth sailing until these new roomies find themselves stuck between a rock and a very hard place.

Because lusting after the one person you shouldn’t ever mess around with–your new roommate is like cardinal rule number one.

Get ready for 4 complete friends-to-lovers rom-com standalones.

The Room Mate – Her best friend’s younger brother moves in and rocks her world with his amazing bedroom Olympics.

The Play Mate – Her older brother’s best friend becomes the financial backer to her lingerie company then these two office-mates decide to become play mates. What’s the worst that could happen?

The House Mate – He’s the hot single dad, and she’s the new live-in nanny. This is swoonworthy perfection if you like single dad romance!

The Soul Mate – The smoking-hot one-night stand she was never supposed to see again? She’s pregnant, and he’s her hot doctor.


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A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 1.5 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. She’s a traditionally published author with Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins UK, as well as an independently published author. Since she first began self-publishing in 2012, she’s appeared at #1 on Barnes & Noble and iBooks charts around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine.

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* Release Day Blast * THE PRETENDER by HelenKay Dimon

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Title: The Pretender
Author: HelenKay Dimon
Genre Romantic Suspense
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They say it takes a thief to catch a thief, and Harrison Tate is proof. Once a professional burglar, he now makes a lawful living tracking down stolen art. No one needs to know about his secret sideline, “liberating” artifacts acquired through underhanded methods. At least until one of those jobs sees him walking in on a murder.
Gabrielle Wright has long been estranged from her wealthy family, but she didn’t kill her sister. Trouble is, the only person who can prove it is the sexy, elusive criminal who shouldn’t have been at the island estate on that terrible night. She’s not expecting honor among thieves—or for their mutual attraction to spark into an intense inferno of desire.
Under the guise of evaluating her family’s art, Harris comes back to the estate hoping to clear Gabby’s name. But returning to the scene of the crime has never been riskier, with their hearts and lives on the line.
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Harrison Tate didn’t believe in luck. He believed in planning. Right now, he needed the luck.
He blinked a few times, hoping the scene in front of him would change. No body, no blood . . . nope, it was all still there.
A woman—the woman—the one who stuck to a schedule and rarely ventured outside a three-mile area. She should have been reading at the dock, as she did every nonrainy day at this time for the last three weeks. Sitting there, watching the waves lap up on the stone retaining wall that separated the Chesapeake Bay from Tabitha Island. Her private island.
He’d staked out the isolated land, this house and this woman for more than a month. Watched from a boat at one point and from the small uninhabited island a short distance away at another. He’d been able to hack into the camera on her laptop. He knew when she was working on it, which was almost always.
He’d tracked her movements, knew her schedule. But on the ride over here he’d missed seeing someone else go into her house. Someone who wanted more from her than a painting.
The longer he stood there, looming over her still body, the more he became locked in a confining shell he could not break. Less than thirty seconds had passed since he walked into the old-school library with its dark floor-to-ceiling bookshelves and massive desk positioned in front of the French doors to the small patio outside. He’d found her there, sprawled on the floor with her eyes closed and her chest not moving. Blood pooled around her and seeped into the muted gray carpet beneath her.
Just as his brain signaled to his hand to grab his cell and call for help, her eyes popped open. Stunning green. That fact registered in his mind. Next came her fear. It bounced off the walls and pummeled him. Her body shook with it.
She reached out and her fingertips brushed his pants right near his calf. She likely thought she grabbed him and pulled hard, but he barely felt the touch. Whatever energy she possessed had been spent during the furious battle that waged in the room before he got there. Glass shattered on the floor, an overturned table. Books and papers scattered everywhere.
He dropped down, balancing on the balls of his feet, and reached for her hand. He still wore his gloves but she didn’t seem to notice. She kept mouthing something. A soundless word he couldn’t make out. He leaned in with his ear right over her mouth, trying to pick up a thread or any noise but that didn’t work either.
He pulled back and looked into her eyes. They were clouded now and unfocused. “Tabitha?”
He knew her name because he made it his business to know the people from whom he planned to liberate any number of items. In her case, a specific painting that usually hung over the fireplace in this room. It balanced there now, ripped from the wall with one edge hanging over the mantel. Teetering, ready to fall. All eleven million dollars of it.
“Help me.” The words came out of her on a strangled cry. Her chest heaved as she fought for breath.
He could see her wince as she inhaled. Her hand slipped out of his as all the tension drained out of her. Her eyes rolled back then closed.
“No, no, no.” This time he started mouth-to-mouth. He blew and counted, trying to remember the precise sequence from every television show where he’d seen it performed and from a class he’d taken more than a decade ago.
Nothing worked.
He clamped down on his fight-or-flight instincts and reached for the burner cell tucked in his back pocket. He’d just hit the first button to make the call as he heard the sound. A gurgling in her throat, as if she was drowning in her own body. An openmouthed labored breath . . . then a shocking stillness. Saliva dribbled out of the corner of her mouth as her head dropped to one side.
The death rattle. Had to be. He’d never heard it before and never wanted to hear it again.
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* Review * THE RANCHER by Sarah M. Anderson

* Review * THE RANCHER  by Sarah M. AndersonThe Rancher by Sarah M. Anderson
Series: Men of the White Sandy #2
on November 30, 2017
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Mary Beth is the kind of woman who wishes she had a five-second delay on her mouth. The swath of verbal destruction she leaves is why she goes west to start over. But any resolve to hold her tongue is lost immediately when she meets Jacob, a Lakota cowboy who says next to nothing – especially about the black leather mask that covers half his face.

Jacob’s silence is his armor in a white man’s world, but even that isn’t enough to protect him – or the mute girl he guards – from forces he can’t control. Fascinated by the masked cowboy and drawn to defend the girl, Mary Beth finds herself in the middle of a decades-old power struggle that only she could talk her way out of.

Note: This book was previously published as Masked Cowboy in 2013


A connection when you least expect it! Veterinarian Mary Beth Hofstetter never expected to find love when she moved her practice out west to Faith Ridge, South Dakota, but it seems to be knocking at her door regardless of whether she wants it or not! The characters are quick to snag our attention. He’s a quiet, inexperienced in the ways of life Lakota cowboy, she’s an outspoken, go for what you want woman of the world … they don’t fit, but yet they do! A passion filled story with a soft and gentle side as he tries to protect the little girl that means so much to him from the danger that lurks nearby.

Mary Beth really can’t figure out what is up with the cowboy she deals with on almost a daily basis. In the evening he seems to almost flirt with her, but during the day he’s serious and almost surly. She can’t deny she’s attracted to him … even though half of his face is injured and covered in a mask, he brings new meaning to the term hunk!

Jacob Plenty Holes has worked hard to protect those close to him, but the dangers lurking around in the shadows still taunt him. He doesn’t know who was behind his injury and the death of his best friend a few years ago, but he’ll do anything in his power to protect the little girl he hides away. Mary Beth is a complication … she’s kind and good-hearted and sexy as all get out … but giving in to a relationship with her will bring danger in her direction as well. Can he keep resisting her?



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* Review * THE SURGEON KING’S SECRET BABY by Amy RuttanThe Surgeon King's Secret Baby by Amy Ruttan
Published by Harlequin Medical Romances on January 1, 2018
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A family by New Year’s Eve?

Reagan Cote left war-torn Hermosa thinking the gorgeous surgeon she’d shared a brief affair with was lost on the front line. So she clung to the child she was carrying.

While Kainan Laskaris’s voice is damaged, he’s alive. And when he finds Reagan in Toronto and discovers he’s dad to their sick baby boy, he asks her to marry him. Now he’s king of Hermosa, he needs a queen and heir, but before she’ll accept, Kainan must prove that marrying Reagan means more than claiming his kingdom.


Unexpectedly reunited! Thrilled to see each other again after mis-truths are revealed and secrets start unravelling, Regan and Kainan try to forge through the obstacles surrounding them to see whether they can share a future together. The characters are fairly diverse and the plot is interesting. It might have lifted the interest a bit more to have lived more of the backstory as part of the current plot, but overall an enjoyable read.

The night before she shipped back home, trauma surgeon Regan Cote had one night of passion with her fellow surgeon Kainan Laskaris in war-torn Hermosa. She was devastated to hear that her friend and lover was killed right after he left their camp, and when she later discovered she was pregnant, she cherished the thought of having a piece of him live on.

Believed dead Kainan was actually only injured, but was left unable to speak/communicate properly. Imagine both of their surprises when they wind up working at the same hospital again. When Kainan, now secretly the King of Hermosa learns of their son, he immediately wants to make her his Queen, but she’s not so easily convinced that they fit into each other’s worlds!


* Review * PRINCE’S SON OF SCANDAL by Dani Collins

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* Review * PRINCE’S SON OF SCANDAL by Dani CollinsPrince's Son of Scandal by Dani Collins
Series: The Sauveterre Siblings #4
Published by Harlequin Presents on January 1, 2018
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Carrying the prince’s secret heir!

For one night, reclusive heiress Trella Sauveterre throws off the fear-ridden shackles of her childhood abduction—succumbing to a sizzling seduction, she falls unexpectedly pregnant! Deeply uncomfortable in the spotlight, Trella can’t bear a high-profile pregnancy and keeps the identity of her baby’s father hidden…

Then a tabloid photo of a scorching kiss implicates Crown Prince Xavier of Elazar in the scandal. He’ll do anything to claim his shock child—even kidnapping Trella! Now Xavier must legitimize his son. And it’ll be his pleasure to make Trella his royal bride!


Heart-wrenchingly satisfying! It’s the book we’ve been waiting for throughout the entire Sauveterre Siblings series … Trella’s story! We knew she suffered a tremendous trauma at such a young age, but we didn’t know all of the details, nor had we felt it through the heart of the person it had happened to. Dani Collins did not disappoint! We felt Trella’s pain and panic from her past, we understood the hesitancy she had in taking any step forward and we hoped with every breath that she would finally get a fulfilling happily ever after!

When reclusive heiress Trella Sauveterre stepped out under the ruse of being her twin sister, she never expected to be swept off her feet at a party by a sexy stranger … but she can’t deny that it was the best night of her life! Back to hiding away, she is shocked to find herself pregnant … and clueless of how to handle it, so she simply tries to bury her head in the sand and deny it with all she’s worth.

Crown Prince of Elazar, Xavier Deunoro can’t believe it when it hits the headlines that Trella is pregnant and he’s the father. He didn’t even know it was her he was with that night, and he hasn’t heard a word from her … obviously the child can’t be his! If only he could get her to take his calls to get to the bottom of it … he’ll just have to take matters into his own hands and find out once and for all … even if he has to kidnap her to do it!



* Review * HER KNIGHT UNDER THE MISTLETOE by Annie O’NeilHer Knight Under the Mistletoe by Annie O'Neil
Published by Harlequin Medical Romances on December 1, 2017
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All the single mom wants for Christmas…

London ER doctor Matthew Chase is shocked that his new role has become a job share with Dr. Amanda Wakehurst—the last woman he expected to see again.

Matthew is also unaware he’s the father of her little boy, until Tristan is critically injured. Yet Matthew is there to support Amanda in her hour of need, and he proves how much he wants to be Tristan’s dad. Dare she hope he still wants her, too? Being together as a family this Christmas would be her ultimate gift…


An unexpected reunion leads to a happy ending by all! Two hearts tainted by guilt help each other see another version of the lives they have lived and work towards healing each other. The characters draw us in and keep our attention and the story line, though lagging a tad, is satisfying.

Dr. Matthew Chase is shocked to learn he’s going to be job sharing the Director position he thought was already his! Will finding out who his competition is improve his mood?

Dr. Amanda Wakehurst also thought she was a shoe-in for the position, but now is finding out it’s not exactly hers yet … and worse, her competitor is unknowingly the father of her son! As they work closely together and begin to reconnect on a friendly level, she tries to find the words to tell him about their son, when a medical emergency forces her hand and leaves him reeling from the shock! Will he welcome his ready-made family with open arms or will they decide to part ways and remember each other fondly?



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* Review * THE INNOCENT’S ONE-NIGHT SURRENDER by Kate HewittThe Innocent's One-Night Surrender by Kate Hewitt
Published by Harlequin Presents on January 1, 2018
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Seduced by her rescuer…

Desperate to escape a predatory suitor, Laurel Forrester has no one to turn to in Rome but her stepbrother, Cristiano Ferrero. A dangerous chemistry has always burned between them, even if he believes her to be exactly like her manipulative mother. And trapped in his luxurious penthouse, Laurel realizes how vulnerable she is to his raw magnetism…

Cristiano desires Laurel just as much as he despises her. Intent on getting her out of his system, he proposes one night of sin. But Laurel’s surprising inexperience only increases his thirst for her, and makes Cristiano determined to entice her to surrender again…and again!


He thinks she’s a scheming gold-digger, she thinks he’s cruel and heartless … but each time they’ve crossed paths, they’ve felt the tingling of attraction! The plot grabbed my attention from the very first page and each tidbit more of information from their past led to a fulfilling story.

Nurse Laurel Forrester never expected a quick trip to Rome at her mother’s request to turn into her running down the halls of a hotel trying to get away from a would-be attacker! She’s shocked when the room she stumbles into holds none other than her former step-brother whom she hasn’t seen in over a decade!

Owner of the hotel Cristiano Ferrero saw Laurel in need of help and though he loathes her family, he saw fit to help her escape … for the moment. He’s sure she’s up to the same manipulations that her mother is famous for, but he’s always had a strong sexual attraction for her, so why not keep her as his very own for the night to get the lust out of their system? When he finds out he’s her first, that just might lead him to want to keep her forever!


* Review * HOLIDAY WISHES by Jill Shalvis

* Review * HOLIDAY WISHES by Jill ShalvisHoliday Wishes by Jill Shalvis
Series: A Heartbreaker Bay Christmas Novella
Published by Avon Impulse on November 7, 2017
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It’s Christmastime again in Heartbreaker Bay!

When Sean O’Riley shows up at the Hartford Bed & Breakfast for his older brother’s bachelor weekend, he’s just hoping to make it through the weekend. What he’s not expecting is to come face to face with the woman he lost his virginity to a decade ago—a woman he’s never really forgotten.

The last time Lotti Hartford saw Sean, she told him she loved him while he said nothing. Now, ten years later, she’s just looking for a good time. For once, she wants to be the wild and free one, and Sean – the good time guy – is the perfect candidate.

But as the weekend continues, Sean realizes that after a lifetime of being the hook-up king, he’s ready to find happily-ever-after, and he wants it with Lotti. But will she open her heart to him again? As Christmas sweeps through the little B & B, he can only hope love and magic are in the air.


Teenage lovers all grown up! Reuniting with the one that got away isn’t all it’s cracked up to be when they don’t want to forgive you for breaking their heart all those years ago! A sweet and satisfying novella brings us Sean’s story … and a glimpse into the lives of some of our favorite couples from Heartbreaker Bay! Short, but more satisfying than your typical novella length story.

Charlotte Hartford never thinks that hosting a bachelor/bachelorette weekend for a group of friends before she leaves on a big vacation is going to change her life … but that’s exactly what happens when the man who broke her teenage heart walks back into her life in the blink of an eye!

Sean O’Riley had no clue that Lotti owned the B & B that Pru & Finn were holding their festivities at, but he couldn’t be happier to see her. Yeah, he blew her off when he was a teen and didn’t know any better, but with a lifetime of living under his belt now, he can see the advantage to finding the right woman to settle down with … only problem is, she wants to be footloose and fancy free and only offers up a fling!



* Review * MISADVENTURES ON THE NIGHT SHIFT by Lauren RoweMisadventures on the Night Shift by Lauren Rowe
Series: Misadventures #5
Published by Waterhouse Press on November 7, 2017
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Hotel clerk Abby Medford has always enjoyed the quiet solitude of the night shift. The long, boring hours allow her time to study her law books. But when bad-boy-rocker Lucas Ford checks into the penthouse suite one night and demands Abby personally deliver his room service request, her formerly quiet nights are quickly filled with Lucas’s erotic games.

But as Abby soon learns, if she thinks she can indulge her innermost desires with Lucas without giving him her heart, she’s dead wrong.


An unexpected meeting leads to a fun connection between two repressed souls! Lauren Rowe takes us on a sensual jaunt of finding oneself when the least likely people to meet and hook up actually make a go of a spur of the moment fling that brings more fulfillment than they were expecting out of their temporary arrangement. The characters have a feisty connection that makes you laugh and the heat they bring to the pages is exciting! Enjoyed their story!

Hotel clerk Abby Medford enjoys working the night shift because it gives her several hours of downtime to study for her law degree, but she never expects the excitement she encounters late one night … her teen crush, rocker Lucas Ford just walked in!

Lucas is butting heads with his label and checks into the penthouse to get some much needed writing time in … only problem is, he hasn’t been able to write anything worthy of putting his name on for himself in a long, long time. A sassy hotel clerk catches his eye and her honesty is refreshing … could a little sexy time with her be the key to unlocking the songs brewing in his mind?