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* Review * A DEFENDER’S HEART by Tara Taylor Quinn

* Review * A DEFENDER’S HEART by Tara Taylor QuinnA Defender's Heart by Tara Taylor Quinn
Series: Where Secrets are Safe
Published by Harlequin Superromance on June 1, 2018
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Her forgiveness is the only win that matters

Former defense attorney Cedar Wilson is on a mission for redemption. After losing sight of everything but winning, he betrayed the love of his life, Heather Michaels, to help a guilty man go free—a wrong he finally has a chance to make right when a potential new witness checks into The Lemonade Stand shelter.

Cedar needs Heather’s help as a top polygraphist to uncover the truth. And while he has no right to expect her forgiveness, the passion between them makes Cedar believe they could still have a future together. Maybe solving one case can fix two mistakes…


Redemption after betrayal! It’s sadly the end of an era as Tara Taylor Quinn’s last book in the famed Harlequin Superromance line is upon us. I personally have devoured and adored book after book from her for years on end, and it’s sad to see the line end. Never fear! We do have more books to look forward to soon, just under a different Harlequin line. That said, sadly this book fell a little flat for me. You might think that the person that did the betrayal would be the one making it hard to connect with in this couple, but in reality, I felt more connected to Cedar than I did to the victim, Heather. There were redeeming qualities to the story, and the big unexpected spin towards the end was an “a-ha!” moment indeed. Looking forward to seeing the The Lemonade Stand in the future.

Former defense attorney Cedar Wilson is on a mission to right the wrongs he created in life when he lost sight of why he became an attorney in the first place and started caring only about the win and the prestige. He lost the love of his life when he manipulated a situation in which he had asked for her help on a case … and it opened his eyes to the person he had become.

Polygraphist Heather Michaels walked away from the relationship she thought would last forever when Cedar showed a side to him she wanted no part of. She isn’t sure why he’s reaching out to her now, but she really has no trust left for his word at this point. When she learns of the mission he’s wanting help with, she agrees to go to The Lemonade Stand shelter and talk to the person who may hold the answers they need. She really hopes this doesn’t come back to bite her!


* Blog Tour / Release Day Blast * LAW OF ATTRACTION by Alison Bliss


Meet the Author:


Alison Bliss is a best-selling, award-winning author of humorous, contemporary romances. A born and raised Texan, she currently resides in the Midwest with her husband, two kids, and their dogs. As the youngest of five girls, she has never turned down a challenge or been called by the right name. Alison believes the best way to find out if someone is your soul mate is by canoeing with them because if you both make it back alive, it’s obviously meant to be. She writes the type of books she loves to read most: fun, steamy love stories with heart, heat, and laughter. Something she likes to call, “Romance…with a sense of humor.”To learn more about Alison Bliss, visit her website at, where you can sign up for her newsletter to keep up with her latest book news. You can also email her at or connect with her on social media.

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For single mom Bobbie Jo Weston, finding a husband is not on her to-do list. She’s focused on turning a run-down chicken farm into a Bed & Breakfast. She agrees to let a friend’s nephew stay with her in exchange for his handyman skills, but she wasn’t counting on the super sexy Seth Landry being that guy.

Seth has a special skill-set, all right, but it has nothing to do with hammering nails. As a retired member of The Resistance—an elite group of ex-military soldiers—his dark, unsettling past haunts him. He needs a place to lay low, and an out-of-the-way B&B is nothing short of perfect. The blonde beauty doesn’t trust men, and he doesn’t plan on sticking around long enough to change her mind.
The closer they get, the more they can’t seem to keep their hands off each other. And while Bobbie holds on to her fear of watching another man walk out of their lives, Seth’s mere presence has put them all in jeopardy. The only way to ever be free of his dangerous past is for him to accept one last mission…
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His piercing, impolite eyes flickered over my body before rising to meet my gaze head on. Wordlessly, he grinned again.

My face flushed and my inner muscles contracted at the highly erotic overtones his smile implied. My God, this guy is like a walking vibrator. Only better. He doesn’t require batteries to operate.

But after my unfortunate run-in with Jeremy, I wasn’t feeling particularly interested in doing anything too crazy—and probably totally hot—that I might later come to regret. God, why not? Tamping down my inner resistance, I strengthened my resolve by forcing the firm, unmistakable words out of my mouth. “I’m not going to sleep with you.” Damn. I could almost feel my vagina pouting.

Amusement lit his face. “I don’t recall asking you to.”

Oh. All right. “Sorry. I guess I just thought—”

“Don’t get me wrong. Say the words and I’ll have your panties around your ankles and my dick buried in you so fast, you won’t know if you’re coming or…” His golden eyes glinted, heat smoldering just below the surface. “No, never mind. You’d definitely be coming.”

Holy shit! I think I just did.

His sexually charged words effectively disarmed me, inflaming parts of my body that hadn’t been intimately touched by a man in five long, celibate years. I clenched my thighs together to ease the no longer familiar ache building between them and mentally whimpered. Hot and bothered didn’t even begin to describe it.

He slid my long blond hair gently off my right shoulder and allowed his fingertips to trace lightly across my collarbone before coming to rest on my neck. With the way his eyes darkened with intensity, I had no doubt he detected my erratic pulse pounding beneath my skin. His eyes probed mine thoroughly, as if he were waiting for an invitation to take things one step further. “Struggling a bit with your decision? Why don’t I make it a little easier for you?”

“Easier?” I repeated.

“Just one kiss. What do you say?”

“One kiss?” I muttered, parroting him once again.

The amused expression he wore had me questioning his sanity. How the hell did his offer change from screwing me senseless to one simple kiss in the matter of a heartbeat? Not that I planned to accept his first official offer, but a girl does like to keep her options open.

Gentle hands cinched my waist, catching me off guard and causing me to stiffen. “Do you need a second to recap…or is it okay for me to kiss you now?”


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* Review * KNOCKED UP by Stacey Lynn

* Review * KNOCKED UP by Stacey LynnKnocked Up by Stacey Lynn
Series: Crazy Love #2
Published by Loveswept on June 12, 2018
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First comes love. Then comes marriage. Then comes baby in a baby carriage. Just not necessarily in that order. . . .

Braxton: I should probably be dead or in jail right now. Instead, thanks to some tough love, I worked my ass off and now I own a string of tattoo parlors throughout the Pacific Northwest. And yet the one thing I’ve always wanted—a family—still seems out of reach. When my best friend gets married, I’m just hoping to blow off some steam with the super-hot maid of honor. But after Cara Thompson tracks me down to tell me she’s pregnant, she’s more surprised than I am when I tell her I’m all in.

Cara: For the first time in my life, I’m living for myself—not for my parents and their ridiculous expectations. I gave up on my MBA, dropped out of the Ivy League, and moved to Portland to pursue my dream of becoming an artist. And what’s the first thing I do? Get knocked up. For a tatted-up sex god, Braxton Henley seems way too eager to “be there for me.” Is this guy serious? Maybe. He sure is patient. Because he won’t back down until I admit what I know in my heart: that our one night stand might’ve led me to the one.


Straight talking, sexy and oh so fun! They might have started out as just a fling, but watching Braxton and Cara tiptoe their way though getting to know each other and deciding if they can make a relationship work is really fun. They’re both strong-minded people, but both want that person who will make them their everything. Enjoyed it!

Wouldn’t you know it! She finally decides to throw caution to the wind and enjoy her first one-night stand after her best friend’s wedding … and she winds up pregnant! Cara Thompson certainly wasn’t planning on being a mom at this time in her life. She recently walked away from her parents stringent expectations, dropped out of college and is now pursuing her artistic dreams. She has to admit though, she’s excited about this baby.

Tattoo shop owner Braxton Henley isn’t shy about the fact that he enjoys women. When he sets out to have a wicked night with the gorgeous bridesmaid at his best friend’s wedding, he certainly doesn’t expect her to show up at his shop a few weeks later to tell him he’s going to be a daddy. He can tell that he doesn’t fit into her hoity toity world, but he’s not going to walk away from the one thing he’s always wanted … a family!


* Review * TEMPTED BY DR. PATERA by Tina Beckett

* Review * TEMPTED BY DR. PATERA by Tina BeckettTempted by Dr. Patera by Tina Beckett
Series: Hot Greek Docs
Published by Harlequin Medical Romances on June 1, 2018
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He’s gotten right under her skin…

But will she end up getting burned?

In this Hot Greek Docs story, since losing her fiancé, Dr. Lea Risi doesn’t do complicated. But helping after an earthquake, Lea’s thrown together with Dr. Deakin Patera in all his sexy, rugged glory! Scarred inside and out, Deakin’s everything Lea’s tried to avoid—but she’s still tempted. As their chemistry becomes something deeper, can Lea help him leave the past behind?


With the second book in the Hot Greek Docs series, Tina Beckett brings us Deakin’s story. It’s fun, fresh and appealing. There were a few plot holes left that I would have liked to have gotten some answers to, but overall, a very enjoyable read. Looking forward to the next two books in the series!

On vacation when an earthquake hit the Greek island of Mythelios, psychiatrist Dr. Leanora Risi stepped up and volunteered at the clinic in town when a call was made needing doctors. She’s a bit out of her element on the medical side of things since it’s not her specialty, but she’s become very useful helping the townspeople through the trauma they have suffered because of the quake.

Plastic surgeon Dr. Deakin Patera doesn’t enjoy coming home to Mythelios because of his past there, but when his partner in the clinic tells him he needs him to come help, he makes his way there as quickly as he possibly can. Memories of times past still haunt him, but meeting Lea turns out to be a breath of fresh air!


* Review * TYCOON’S FORBIDDEN CINDERELLA by Melanie Milburne

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* Review * TYCOON’S FORBIDDEN CINDERELLA by Melanie MilburneTycoon's Forbidden Cinderella by Melanie Milburne
Published by Harlequin Presents on July 1, 2018
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An illicit temptation…

A desire too strong to resist!

Love is a weakness that billionaire Lucien Fox refuses to indulge in. But delectable Audrey Merrington tests his formidable control! With their families united by marriage, Audrey has always been utterly off-limits, yet her shy innocence holds an enticing appeal for cynical Lucien. When a scandal forces them together, Lucien proposes a temporary solution to their inconvenient craving—total, delicious surrender!


Fast paced, intriguing and delightful! I was quickly drawn into this story and read it straight through to see what was going to happen. I loved the two of them together and was really happy when they finally stopped dodging each other and gave in to their attraction. The back story of their past and their parents story was a nice aspect of the story. Really enjoyed!

Audrey Merrington has been crushing on Lucien Fox ever since she met him when she was a teenager. She’s made the drunken mistake of trying to show him how she felt two times during the duration of their relationship and she’s bound and determined that she won’t make that mistake again … ever!

Lucien Fox has been drawn to Audrey for years as well, but a family connection by marriage, in addition to her youth led him to keep her at arms length. Now they are thrown together by circumstances and decide to once and for all throw caution to the wind and see where this attraction will take them!


* Review * THE DOCTOR’S CINDERELLA by Susanne Hampton

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* Review * THE DOCTOR’S CINDERELLA by Susanne HamptonThe Doctor's Cinderella by Susanne Hampton
Published by Harlequin Medical Romances on July 1, 2018
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One magical night…

…could change their lives forever!

After her ex leaves her penniless, nurse Molly Murphy takes an admin job in doctor Ryan’s practice. When Ryan needs a date for a charity ball, Molly finds herself wearing a gorgeous gown and sipping champagne for one sparkling night. But her Prince Charming guards his emotions closely. Dare they trust what’s in their hearts to find their own fairy-tale ending?


Finding a forever! This book was fairly light on the medical aspect, but it had a very heartwarming plot that grabbed my attention fairly quickly. I loved the underlying story of the two family’s coming together with so many similarities, but the romance fell a bit flat. Overall, an enjoyable book.

Nurse Molly Murphy finds herself finds herself needing to step back from her career for awhile and lucks into the perfect temp position as an administrative assistant at Dr. McFetridge’s practice. She a bit disillusioned with life right now, but it doesn’t take her long to see that beneath the showiness lies a very kind-hearted man!

Dr. Ryan McFetridge has his hands a bit full at this point in his life, but he really wouldn’t have it any other way. He’s enjoying himself tremendously and though he doesn’t have time for much in the way of a love life, he can’t help but find his new admin attractive. When circumstances throw them together for a magical night on the town together, who is he to contradict?


* Review * MAJOR CRIMES by Janie Crouch

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* Review * MAJOR CRIMES by Janie CrouchMajor Crimes by Janie Crouch
Series: Omega Sector: Under Siege
Published by Harlequin Intrigue on July 1, 2018
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If he wanted her help catching a killer... he probably shouldn't have seduced her then thrown her in prison.

Hayley Green never wanted to see Omega special agent Cain Bennett again. Ever. He seduced her, then sent her to prison for hacking, and Hayley's only just started piecing her life back together. Except now Cain needs Hayley's help to catch a murderer. Their past is colliding with their still-smoldering attraction...and the only thing more dangerous than the killer is the secrets Hayley's been keeping.


Secrets abound in this nail-biter from Janie Crouch! With the next book in the Omega Sector: Under Siege series, we’re getting one step closer to finding out who the mole is inside Omega Sector! Cain Bennett is brought to the forefront to try to secretly track the movements of the traitor, but to do so, he needs the help of his former love … only she isn’t exactly free to help him right now! The story line was exciting throughout, and we got to step away from the action we’re used to and solve another case. I enjoyed it!

Omega Sector agent Cain Bennett knows the person that can help him uncover the traitor, but he’s not so sure she’s going to agree to help him. She was once his high school sweetheart, and when they met up again a few years later, he just happened to send her to prison for hacking!

Hayley Green knows she committed a crime and has now paid her dues for it. She’s barely out of prison when Cain shows up out of the blue. She knows he was just doing his job in arresting her as part of the cyber crime ring, but she’ll never forgive him for sleeping with her just to get information! She might be forced to help him with this case … because the money will most definitely come in handy … but she won’t voluntarily be sharing her secrets!


* Review * MISTER TONIGHT by Kendall Ryan

* Review * MISTER TONIGHT by Kendall RyanMister Tonight by Kendall Ryan
Published by Dream Press on June 18, 2018
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Last night was the most embarrassing night of my life.

I was that girl.

You know, the highly intoxicated chick celebrating her thirtieth birthday with her two best friends—who are happily married. And the more I drank, the more I wanted to do something reckless to celebrate.

By reckless, I mean the sexy and alluring man dressed in a business suit standing near the bar. You know his type—tall, dark, handsome. I was sure he was out of my league, but I’d had just enough alcohol that things like that no longer seemed to matter. I’m not fat, mind you, but you can tell I like french fries, so there’s that.

He took me home, and I enjoyed the hottest birthday sex of my life. Well, until it came to a screeching and rather unwelcome halt.

There’s nothing quite like being interrupted mid-ride with a little voice asking, “What are you doing to my daddy?”

Just kill me now . . . or so I thought.

Come to find out, the man I rode like a bull at the rodeo is my new landlord.


Kendall Ryan never disappoints! Picking up one of her books, you’re always guaranteed a super fun read. Steamy sex, feisty connections between the characters and laugh out loud moments. I loved this story!

She’s out celebrating turning thirty with her best friends when a sexy guy standing by the bar catches her eye. She’s had that one drink too many that makes her think she can get any man she wants … even though he’s totally out of her league! What do you know … he’s actually interested!

He’s a single dad, out for the night and takes the chance on having fun with the hot lady propositioning him at the bar. They’re in the middle of a lusty encounter when every parent’s worst nightmare happens … his toddler walks into his bedroom mid-act! Talk about mortified … he’s never seen a woman run out of his house so fast. He’s sure he’ll never see her again … oh but wait … come to find out, she’s the lady who wants to rent his garage apartment!



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* Review * HIS MILLION-DOLLAR MARRIAGE PROPOSAL by Jennifer HaywardHis Million-Dollar Marriage Proposal by Jennifer Hayward
Series: The Powerful Di Fiore Tycoons
Published by Harlequin Presents on July 1, 2018
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“I have a business proposition for you.”

Sealed with a million-dollar ring!

To win the most important deal of his life, Lazzero Di Fiore needs a fake fiancée. He strikes a pact with his gorgeous but guarded local barista Chiara: he’ll save her father from bankruptcy, if she agrees to wear his ring! But any convenience is consumed by their explosive attraction. Now Lazzero is determined to see his diamond on Chiara’s finger—for good!


Fast paced, flirty and delightful! With the next book in The Powerful Di Fiore Tycoons series, we get to watch Lazzero fall head over heals for the woman least likely to be by his side at a luxurious event. She’s tough as nails, but he can’t resist her sensitive side. He’s all business, but the man beneath the suit is irresistible! I really liked them together. Their relationship developed really quickly, but it was quite entertaining.

Lazzero Di Fiore will do just about anything to take the empire he has built with his brothers to the next level of success … even put a ring on a virtual stranger’s finger! He needs a make-believe fiancee and the woman who has been delighting him on a daily basis for months now seems like an ideal choice!

Barista Chiara Ferrante has a personal grudge against the entitled lifestyle of extremely wealthy people, so when Lazzero first approaches her with his request, she’s adamantly against it … until she finds out he will save her father’s bakery from financial ruin for just a few days of time. How can she refuse?


* Review * FROM DOCTOR TO PRINCESS by Annie Claydon

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* Review * FROM DOCTOR TO PRINCESS by Annie ClaydonFrom Doctor to Princess? by Annie Claydon
Published by Harlequin Medical Romances on July 1, 2018
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He’s her reluctant patient…

But might she soon be his royal fiancée?

Dr. Nell Maitland escaped her unpleasant former boss to become private physician to Dr. Hugo DeLeon—who’s also a crown prince! But doctors make the worst patients—especially when they’re as distractingly handsome as Hugo. When her past catches up with her, Nell must fake an engagement with the prince who makes her heart pound! Might she become his princess for real?


Doctor versus doctor! This story was fast paced and had sweet aspects. The friendship that developed between them was fun to watch and once they began to have romantic interest, it picked up a little bit. Overall, an enjoyable read.

Dr. Hugo DeLeon knows they say doctors make the worst patients, but he’s hoping to get out of being a patient at all because he doesn’t need to be watched by this doctor his father, the King, is insisting on hiring.

Dr. Penelope Maitland is happy for the time away from London where she just got out from under a precarious work experience with an unpleasant boss. She quickly starts to appreciate the position Hugo is in and agrees to help him ease back into work, but when her past comes back to rear it’s ugly head, they find themselves pretending to be engaged to stop the media storm that’s about to hit!