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* Review * COWBOY LULLABY by Sasha Summers

* Review * COWBOY LULLABY by Sasha SummersCowboy Lullaby by Sasha Summers
Series: The Boones of Texas
Published by Harlequin Western Romance on January 1, 2018
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BACK TO THE BEGINNING

Aaron “Click” Hale is a reminder of Tandy Boone’s past and of the heartache they endured years ago. But the handsome horse trainer is back in Fort Kyle, Texas, raising a toddler on his own, and stirring up all the dreams—and emotions—he and Tandy once shared.

Click is reeling, and only partially because Tandy is back in his life. He discovered he was a father the same day he was given custody of his young daughter, Pearl. As Click adjusts to parenthood, Tandy is supportive and wonderful with the little girl. But they’re both still hurting. Can Tandy and Click find a way through their old pain to build a new family together?

 

A bittersweet, emotionally raw reunion! Sasha Summers pulls out all the stops with the emotion she packs into this story. The reader feels the pain as her words paint the picture of this young couple with the world at their feet until devastation tears them apart and leaves them so scarred that they don’t fit together anymore. Each tries to start over in their own way, but neither ever finds the same passion for life that they once knew together … and when circumstances bring them back home again, you can bet the love they shoved down is still festering! A really great story with a compelling plot, deep characters and an adorable baby girl that steals our hearts!

Tandy Boone has barely gotten settled back into her hometown of Fort Kyle, Texas when the person that can tear her heart out with just one look shows up and throws her emotions into chaos again! Click Hale was the love of her life, but one night changed it all forever and she can’t even look at him now without being thrown back there again.

Aaron “Click” Hale is doing okay for himself training the horses that he loves, but when his life is turned upside down by being handed a young daughter he knew nothing about, he finds himself heading home to the one place that he knows can make everything right. Seeing Tandy again is soothing to his soul, but the pain he sees in his eyes tells him she doesn’t feel the same way. The daughter on his hip just might be more than she can handle.

 

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* Review * STAY WITH ME by Jules Bennett

* Review * STAY WITH ME by Jules BennettStay with Me by Jules Bennett
Series: Return to Haven #1
Published by Zebra on March 27, 2018
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four-stars

Small-town Haven, Georgia, is home to generations of families, plenty of Southern charm, and an airport that’s seen better days. But as three friends are about to discover, love gives everything wings . . .

At eighteen, Olivia Daniels left Haven behind and never looked back. Doggedly climbing the corporate ladder, she’s finally nearing the top when her father dies—leaving her part-owner of the run-down airport that was his first love. It’s a complication Olivia intends to wrap up quickly—buying out her co-owner and selling the land. Good thing her childhood best friends are with her for moral support. Because one look at her new partner is proof that her tidy plan has hit turbulence . . .

Jackson Morgan practically grew up in Haven’s airport, and no one could have been a better mentor than Olivia’s dad. Flight is in Jackson’s blood, but his roots are firmly planted, and there’s no way he’s giving up the airport—not even for sassy, headstrong Olivia, his childhood crush. Coming to an agreement won’t be easy, especially when the attraction between them soars to new heights every day. Love definitely wasn’t on the itinerary, but is it enough to keep them together for a lifetime trip? . . .

 

Conflict abounds in an emotionally riveting story from Jules Bennett! Olivia seems like an unfeeling person with how she handles the loss of her father, but Jax shows us another side of her as he guides her to find what she truly meant to her father. She’s not sure what to make of this attraction that is between them considering he is younger than her, but he shows her that he’s wise beyond his years and an overall good guy. An interesting story line and compelling characters. Looking forward to more in the series!

Olivia Daniels left Haven, George at eighteen and never looked back. Her dreams are within sight of coming true when she’s suddenly called back to Haven to settle her father’s estate. She has zero interest in the run-down airport he put above all else in life, so it won’t take her long to unload it and anything else he left her and be on her way back to the city to what’s important!

Jackson Morgan practically grew up in a plane with her dad, and he might have just been a kid when Livie left town, but that didn’t stop him from being half in love with her! He’s half owner of the business, and it and her father meant the world to him, so he’ll be holding onto it for all he’s worth no matter how much she wants to offload it and hit the road quickly.

four-stars

* Blog Tour / Excerpt / Review * HOOKED ON YOU by Kate Meader

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* Blog Tour / Excerpt / Review * HOOKED ON YOU by Kate MeaderHooked On You by Kate Meader
Series: The Chicago Rebels Series
Published by Pocket Star on May 7, 2018
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The steamy Chicago Rebels series returns with this racy and sassy tale of embittered hearts, second chances, and going for the goal—on and off the ice.

Violet Vasquez never met her biological father, so learning he left his beloved hockey franchise—the Chicago Rebels—to her is, well, unexpected. Flat broke and close to homeless, Violet is determined to make the most of this sudden opportunity. Except dear old dad set conditions that require she takes part in actually running the team with the half-sisters she barely knows. Working with these two strangers and overseeing a band of hockey-playing lugs is not on her agenda…until she lays eyes on the Rebels captain and knows she has to have him.

Bren St. James has been labeled a lot of things: the Puck Prince, Lord of the Ice, Hell’s Highlander...but it’s the latest tag that’s making headlines: washed-up alcoholic has-been. This season, getting his life back on track and winning the Cup are his only goals. With no time for relationships—except the fractured ones he needs to rebuild with his beautiful daughters—he’s finding it increasingly hard to ignore sexy, all-up-in-his-beard Violet Vasquez. And when he finds himself in need of a nanny just as the playoffs are starting, he’s faced with a temptation he could so easily get hooked on.

For two lost souls, there’s more on the line than just making the best of a bad situation… there might also be a shot at the biggest prize of all: love.

 

Captivating characters, explosive sexual chemistry and a hockey team trying to go all the way! With the next book in Kate Meader’s Chicago Rebels hockey series, we get the final sister Violet’s story. When the series started we delved into the storyline of an NHL owner dying, leaving his struggling team to his three daughters who were all fairly estranged from him and barely new each other … with the stipulation that they had to work together to run the team and the team had to make it into the play-offs. They’re here in all of their glory! This story belongs to the most unknown sister whose feisty attitude shines through everything else she does … and the team’s brooding but sober captain. They met at a turning point in both of their lives, and even though the snark is strong when they’re in the same room together, the attraction between them is out of this world! I loved this entire series and wish there were a few more sisters to meet! I personally feel like you get the back story a whole lot more in detail if you read the whole series, but they are stand-alone and you can catch up the bare minimum of what happened previously with each book.

Violet Vasquez never expected the father that never wanted to be a part of her life to up and leave her a third of his profession hockey team, but she’s here to claim her portion. Stipulations lead to her staying around longer than her original intention, but it gives the sisters time to actually get to know each other. She can’t deny her hunger for the team captain is a strong selling point to stick close as well!

Bren St. James hit rock bottom a few months ago, but luckily his team stood by him and allowed him to take the time to get sober and make his way back to having his head in the game enough to make this strike towards the Stanley Cup Play-offs! His ex-wife however is another matter … and now she’s dropping his girls off on him with no warning. When Violet makes a connection with his youngest, he grudgingly agrees to let her stay with them when he’s at his away games … but he doesn’t have to like having her temptation front and center all the time!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hooked on You

by Kate Meader
Chicago Rebels, #4
Publication Date: May 7, 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Sports Romance, Standalone

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The steamy Chicago Rebels series returns with this racy and sassy tale of embittered hearts, second chances, and going for the goal-on and off the ice.

Violet Vasquez never met her biological father, so learning he left his beloved hockey franchise-the Chicago Rebels-to her is, well, unexpected. Flat broke and close to homeless, Violet is determined to make the most of this sudden opportunity. Except dear old dad set conditions that require she takes part in actually running the team with the half-sisters she barely knows. Working with these two strangers and overseeing a band of hockey-playing lugs is not on her agenda…until she lays eyes on the Rebels captain and knows she has to have him.

Bren St. James has been labeled a lot of things: the Puck Prince, Lord of the Ice, Hell’s Highlander…but it’s the latest tag that’s making headlines: washed-up alcoholic has-been. This season, getting his life back on track and winning the Cup are his only goals. With no time for relationships-except the fractured ones he needs to rebuild with his beautiful daughters-he’s finding it increasingly hard to ignore sexy, all-up-in-his-beard Violet Vasquez. And when he finds himself in need of a nanny just as the playoffs are starting, he’s faced with a temptation he could so easily get hooked on.

For two lost souls, there’s more on the line than just making the best of a bad situation… there might also be a shot at the biggest prize of all: love.

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EXCERPT

She blew out a breath that was half growl, picked up a can of Italian wedding soup, and examined the ingredient list like she was studying for a test. Why wasn’t she taking this opportunity to get under his skin using those taunts that tripped off her tongue like sensual ninja knives?

“Have I offended you in some way, Violet?”

Keeping her chin dipped, she shook her head, but it was a shake of disbelief, not of disagreement with his question.

“Violet, look at me.”

Glittering eyes snapped to his, in them a flash of something—a visceral response to his demand—but it was gone so quickly that even the rewind called him a liar.

“Has something happened?”

“Look, St. James, you and I have never meshed, so we don’t need to pretend to get along. We just ran into each other at the store and you ‘saved’ me from the unseemly interest of a fellow shopper. ¡Maravilloso! ¡Gracias! Now you can take your steel buns and your sexy scowl off in the opposite direction.”

Color flagged her cheeks, making her olive skin glow. She was furious, and he still didn’t know why. He was also furious, and he had a better idea of the reason.

She’d changed the social contract. They’d been moseying along with her teasing and taunting and flirting, and him acting like it was the worst thing ever to happen to him. Like Violet’s attention was a fresh slice of hell, because in a way it was. She reminded him of everything he couldn’t have. She reminded him of the man he used to be. His body came alive around her, and alive was dangerous. Alive was the opposite of numb, and numb was his best defense against the demons whispering in his ear.

One drink won’t hurt. Thirst like yours can’t be quenched with anything but whiskey.

If he allowed himself to want her, it was a slippery slope to succumbing to the demons at the door. Of course he couldn’t tell her this, so instead he latched on to her words.

“Steel buns?” There was also “sexy scowl,” but he figured he’d start with the ass stuff.

She rolled her eyes, then coasted those same eyes down his body, half hidden by the grocery cart. “As if you don’t know.”

“That I have an ass you could bounce a puck off of?” He twisted to check himself out. “S’pose I do, lass.”

She burst out laughing and muttered something in Spanish.

“What’s that?”

“Not for your ears, Scot.”

One day she’d tell him. One day, he’d get it out of her, preferably while her body arched into his and his body drove into hers.

 

 

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ABOUT KATE MEADER

Originally from Ireland, USA Today bestselling author Kate Meader cut her romance reader teeth on Maeve Binchy and Jilly Cooper novels, with some Harlequins thrown in for variety. Give her tales about brooding mill owners, oversexed equestrians, and men who can rock an apron or a fire hose, and she’s there. Now based in Chicago, she writes sexy contemporary romance with alpha heroes and strong heroines who can match their men quip for quip.

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* Review * THE RIVER HOUSE by Carla Neggers

* Review * THE RIVER HOUSE by Carla NeggersThe River House by Carla Neggers
Series: Swift River Valley
Published by MIRA on March 27, 2018
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three-half-stars

Felicity MacGregor loves organizing social events for others but her own personal life is a different story. After a brief but failed attempt at a career as a financial analyst, she returned to Knights Bridge where she enjoys running a thriving party-planning business.

Then Felicity’s life gets a shake-up when her childhood friend Gabriel Flanagan returns unexpectedly to their tiny hometown. Now a high-flying businessman, Gabe always vowed to get out of Knights Bridge, but he is back for the local entrepreneurial boot camp Felicity’s been hired to organize. Together again, they’ll finally have to face each other—and their complicated past.

Gabe and Felicity soon realize their reunion is stirring up long-buried emotions. While Gabe has big plans for his future, Felicity is discovering that hers doesn’t depend on fate—she must choose what’s right for her. But if they can find a bridge between their diverging paths, they may just discover that their enduring connection is what matters most.

 

Going home again! With a return to the Swift River Valley series, we’re given Felicity & Gabe’s story. Former best friends on the outs for a few years are reunited in their hometown filled with childhood memories together. They set out to overcome their issues, reconnect with the place they grew up and learn how to transition it all into a relationship together. The story line had good bones, but there was a lot of filler in there that was just distracting. Too many characters mentioned that didn’t play a part in this particular story. Overall, an okay read.

Felicity MacGregor has finally returned home to Knights Bridge, Massachusetts and bought the house of her dreams. Being there brings back a lot of memories of growing up in the area and spending time there with her best friend Gabe. She hasn’t talked to him since they had a falling out three years ago, but that doesn’t stop the memories from flooding back.

Gabriel Flanagan is passing through town for some family events and uses the opportunity to see Felicity again. She’s still holding three years ago against him, but in his eyes, he’s happy to see that she’s doing something she loves now. Can they pick of the pieces of their friendship and admit they always had more feeling than that towards each other anyway?

three-half-stars

* Blog Tour / Review * HER FAMILY’S DEFENDER by Kim Findlay

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* Blog Tour / Review * HER FAMILY’S DEFENDER by Kim FindlayHer Family's Defender by Kim Findlay
Series: A Hockey Romance
Published by Harlequin Heartwarming on May 1, 2018
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four-stars

He has home advantage…

But she’s got a strong defensive play.

Hockey star Troy Green never gives up. Not on the ice. Not when he battled cancer last year. And not when it comes to his new neighbor, Michelle Robinson. Troy only wants to help the struggling single mom and her sweet kids, but soon he’s falling for her. Is Troy finally ready to trade in his bachelor life and become a family man?

 

Emotion filled and reality laced! From the first page, we are captivated by the emotional journey these two characters are embarking on as they set out to pick up the pieces of their ravaged lives and find a way to carry on. The romance and connection is a bit light, but the overall conflict and upheaval of feelings they exhibit is pretty spot on. The kids bring a lot to the story with their innocent honesty and ease at which you are able to connect with them. Overall, a solid read.

Toronto Blaze defenseman Troy Green is back and stronger than ever after spending last season fighting the cancer that was trying to ravage his body. He’s healthier and more fit than he’s ever been in his career … if he could only get his head in the game again. He’s understandably nervous about what his body holds in store for him. His new neighbor and her adorable kids prove to be a great distraction and motivator for him.

Michelle Robinson is moving her kids to Toronto for a fresh start. Money is tight and emotions are near the surface, but getting to start off in a new place where no one knows them and what they’ve been through has to be better than the life they were living of late. She’s not sure what to make of her sexy hockey playing neighbor. He’s obviously your typical pro athlete … only he seems to really care about being nice to her kids!

 

 

 

 

 


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Her Family’s Defender
(A Hockey Romance #2)
by Kim Findlay
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
May 1st 2018 by Harlequin Heartwarming

He has home advantage…

But she’s got a strong defensive play.

Hockey star Troy Green never gives up. Not on the ice. Not when he battled cancer last year. And not when it comes to his new neighbor, Michelle Robinson. Troy only wants to help the struggling single mom and her sweet kids, but soon he’s falling for her. Is Troy finally ready to trade in his bachelor life and become a family man?

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Crossing the Line
(A Hockey Romance #1)
by Kim Findlay
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
March 1st 2018 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Icebreaker or endgame?

Can two devoted athletes make room in their lives for love?

Mike Reimer knows from experience that hockey and relationships don’t mix. And hot-tempered swim coach Bridget O’Reilly couldn’t be more wrong for the widowed pro goalie, aka the Iceman. As the playoffs approach, Mike’s growing feelings for her could melt the hardest heart. But what if being with Bridget means letting down his team…and, worst of all, himself?

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About the Author

Kim Findlay lives in Toronto, Canada, with her very handsome husband, two strapping sons, and possibly the world’s cutest spaniel. When she can get time away from her accounting business, Kim can be found traveling, sailing, reading, or writing, depending on the season, time of day, and her energy level. You can find her at kimfindlay.ca, @missheyer74, or on Facebook.

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* Review * TEMPTED BY THE BROODING SURGEON by Robin Gianna

* Review * TEMPTED BY THE BROODING SURGEON by Robin GiannaTempted by the Brooding Surgeon by Robin Gianna
Published by Harlequin Medical Romances on May 1, 2018
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four-half-stars

The one man who won’t let her in…

…is the only man she wants!

Annabelle Richards arrives in Peru to find she’ll be working with renowned surgeon Daniel Ferrera—the man who almost ruined her career! She’s worked too hard to let him get in her way again. But when Annabelle learns that Daniel’s brooding exterior hides a wealth of pain, an unexpected passion ignites between them. Will temptation prove too much to resist?

 

A poignant enemies-to-lovers story! Robin Gianna weaves a magical love story of finding your forever when you least expect it. The main characters each have their own dramatic back story that lends a strong foundation for the book, and their past connection with each other is wrought with tension and dislike. For them to overcome that, we’re taken on a journey of forgiveness as they each have to open their eyes to how the other saw the situation … and we embark on watching them make their current dreams a reality. Really interesting read!

Dr. Annabelle Richards can’t believe her luck when she arrives in Peru on a medical mission trip and finds the doctor she’s going to be working with for the next two weeks is none other than uppity Dr. Daniel Ferrera … the man who briefly derailed her career five years ago! She can’t stand him or his attitude, so this is obviously going to be the longest two weeks of her life!

Daniel Ferrera feels justified for every decision he’s ever made and stands by his decision to never willingly work with Annabelle again … only they are stuck together for the near term and as they both are forced to ease up a little on their thoughts from the past and see the others point of view, they realize everything has two sides. When attraction starts dominate their time together, they have to figure out if it’s worth giving in or going about their lives separately.

four-half-stars

* Review * THE MEDIC by Sarah M. Anderson

* Review * THE MEDIC by Sarah M. AndersonThe Medic by Sarah M. Anderson
Series: Men of the White Sandy #4
on December 25, 2014
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four-stars

Clarence Thunder may not be as young as he once was . . .

But is he as good once as he ever was? He hopes so. He’s been watching Tammy Tall Trees, the young single mother who works next door in the Child Care Center. He wants to show Tammy he can take care of her and her young son—but can he compete with the boy’s real father?

Tammy was crushed when her old boyfriend abandoned her after she got pregnant. Since then, she’s put her son first—which means no dating. Who would want a broke single mother, anyway? Certainly not Clarence—one of the best men on the White Sandy. Until one day, the older man starts making her coffee—and bringing her son toys. Can she put herself first—or will her past catch up to them both?

Note: This book was previously published as Clarence.

 

Heartwarming, sexy and sweet! With the next book in the Men of the White Sandy series, we get to enjoy watching Clarence fall in love. The story is fast paced without a huge complex story line … not a lot of conflict and resolution, but a chance to see a kind soul see someone that he wants to share his life with and set out to make her and her son’s life happier than they’ve ever been before. It touches your heart!

Nurse Clarence Thunder works hard helping run the clinic on the White Sandy Reservation. Lately he’s been twisted up in knots trying to figure out if the beautiful woman he interacts with first thing every day is interested in him or not. He really likes her and would love to make her his.

Tammy Tall Trees has had a hard few years. She didn’t plan on being a Mom so young and have her son’s father walk out on them, but that’s the hand she was dealt and she has had to make the most of it. When Clarence starts showing an interest in her, she’s super happy … but also leery. She’s already been taken advantage of by a man in her life, does she have the patience and trust in her heart to take a chance on love again?

four-stars

* Review * LOVE AT LAST: A BRADEN FLIRT by Melissa Foster

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* Review * LOVE AT LAST: A BRADEN FLIRT by Melissa FosterLove at Last: A Braden Flirt by Melissa Foster
Series: The Bradens
Published by World Literary Press on May 2, 2018
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four-stars

Cowboy Cal Hayden has loved Rachel Gray practically since the first time he set eyes on her. But Cal's a careful, responsible man who knows better than to start a relationship before he can give it his all. He bided his time while caring for his family through his father's terminal illness. Now his father is gone and his mother is settled, but has Cal waited too long to make his move?

Find out more about these friends of the Bradens in LOVE AT LAST, and catch up with many of your favorite Love in Bloom characters, including much-anticipated news about babies for the Bradens in Trusty, Colorado!

If this is your first introduction to the Bradens, please note that this is a flirt not a full-length novel. Like all Love in Bloom books, flirts are written to stand alone, so jump right in and enjoy the fun, sexy, and emotional ride.

What is a Flirt?
The Love in Bloom big-family romance world has become so widely enjoyed, I have been asked by thousands of readers to write the stories of our beloved side characters. While I couldn't possibly fit in writing full-length novels for each of them while maintaining my normal publication schedule, I've created flirts. Flirts cover twenty-four to forty-eight hours of two side characters' lives on their path to their happily ever after, while also updating readers about their favorite main characters. Flirts vary in length and heat levels. I hope you love these quick, fun, sexy stories as much as I enjoy writing them.

 

A short, sexy and fun read! With a quick dip into the Braden world in Trusty, Colorado, Melissa Foster brings us some updates on some of our favorite previous characters as well as a short glance into the start of Cal and Rachel’s love story. Obviously with this short of a story, we don’t get a huge amount of underlying conflict or resolution, but we get a sweet and steamy dalliance with a new couple!

Horse trainer Cal Hayden has been falling for the prettiest girl in town for awhile now, but he’s had too much going on in his life to give her his all, so he’s been standing back and admiring from afar. Now that he’s finally settled enough to shower her with attention, he notices she isn’t acting like she’s all that into him anymore … did he wait too long?

Hairstylist Rachel Gray has been crushing on Cal for what seems like forever, and she was hoping for something to come out of it, but she’s getting mighty tired of the hot and cold he seems to throw her way on a regular basis. It might just be time for her to turn her sights on a more interested cowboy!

four-stars

* Review * THE NANNY’S DOUBLE TROUBLE by Christine Rimmer

* Review * THE NANNY’S DOUBLE TROUBLE by Christine RimmerThe Nanny's Double Trouble by Christine Rimmer
Series: The Bravos of Valentine Bay
Published by Harlequin Special Edition on May 1, 2018
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five-stars

Meet The Bravos of Valentine Bay…

And the single father of twin toddlers in desperate need of a nanny!

All his life Daniel Bravo has been the responsible one. So when he’s left widowed with adorable twins to raise, he knows he needs help, fast. Enter family friend Keely Ostergard—a woman with love in her heart for his children, and a gigantic chip on her shoulder for him. She’s the last person he’d ever fall for—the aversion is mutual. Until it isn’t…

 

A heartwarmingly sweet story of love, family and brighter tomorrows! With the first book in her new “The Bravos of Valentine Bay” series, Christine Rimmer introduces us to the man playing the patriarch role of a large family when tragedy left him no other option. Daniel is a serious guy who even though he partially resents the responsibility thrust on him, loves his family very much. I loved watching Keely be a saving grace that changed his outlook on life … and those kids … OH, they stole my heart! I adored this story and am very much looking forward to more in the series!

Daniel Bravo never expected to find himself widowed with twin toddlers to raise alone at this point in his life, but here he is … trying to make it work. He finds himself in desperate need of a nanny who will be an added foundation in stability for his kids but one after another keeps falling through. Thankfully someone his children already adore steps up to help … too bad she’s not a big fan of his!

Keely Ostergard might hold details from the past against Daniel, but she loves his kids with a passion, so if her grinning and bearing it will keep those kids happy and healthy, she’ll happily do it. After spending some time in the house, she’s surprised to realize that Daniel is more laid back than she expected, and that beneath that gloomy exterior, he’s actually a kind and funny guy. When sparks start to fly, neither know how to handle it … especially with the past that they share!

five-stars

* Review * DEADLY SECRET by Tara Thomas

* Review * DEADLY SECRET by Tara ThomasDeadly Secret by Tara Thomas
Series: Sons of Broad
Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks on March 27, 2018
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four-stars

SHE KNOWS THE TRUTH IS IN REACH
As a lawyer and aspiring Congresswoman, Bea likes to keep things professional. But she’s hired to investigate past dark secrets embedded in the Benedict business empire—and as secret wife to Knox Benedict, the job is about to become even more personal…

BUT THE CLOSER SHE GETS
Knox is the moral backbone of the Benedict family, but even a modern-day saint can have a mysterious side. He’s out to win back his estranged secret wife—but getting close to her again could destroy them both…

THERE IS NOWHERE LEFT TO RUN…
As Bea and Knox dig up the truth, Bea falls deeper and deeper into danger. Someone close by is watching her—and waiting to kill. Can Knox save the woman he loves from the enemy out to destroy them? And can their marriage survive the deadliest secret of all?

 

Suspensefully wicked! With the next book in her Sons of Broad series, Tara Thomas continues to weave a web of danger and secrets as she brings us Knox and Bea’s story. With each book we grow closer to learning who the evil Gentleman is, but he still has cards yet to play and isn’t going to reveal himself just yet. You’ll already be familiar with most of the key players in the storyline if you’ve been following along with the series, but with each book we learn more info about the family history and secrets. I found myself second guessing one of the siblings in this book, so I’m anxious to move forward and find out who the bad guy really is! Very entertaining!

Knox Benedict might have gotten married in a hurry and on the sly, but he loves his wife and will do anything to win her back. When they figure out that the danger that still lurks around her is all because of the investigation she was doing into his family’s business from years ago, he steps in and tries to keep her safe. He asked her to delve into their personal affairs, so why is someone now after her for doing as he asked?

Attorney Bea Jacobs doesn’t want to be apart from Knox, but danger is surrounding him as long as she’s anywhere near, so she has her heart set on staying away and keeping him safe. As more questions are answered, suspicion continues to fly about who has it out for this family.

four-stars