Archives for August 20, 2018

* Review * WHEN IT’S RIGHT by Victoria Denault

* Review * WHEN IT’S RIGHT by Victoria DenaultWhen It's Right by Victoria Denault
Series: San Francisco Thunder #3
Published by Forever Yours on August 14, 2018
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Griffin Sullivan is handling the ultimate balancing act. Between being a single dad to an active six-year-old and the crazy demands of his job as a hockey coach, finding love is not in the cards. But when the team's goalie is rushed to the ER, he's immediately captivated by the gorgeous, sassy nurse on duty... who just happens to be the sister of one his players.

Sadie Braddock has always had a big, open heart and a bit of a wild side. But since her dad got sick, she's closed herself off to life and love. Relationships are way too complicated - and so is Griffin. He's also funny and tender and sexy as hell. How can something that feels so right come at the worst time ever? Then again, someone to lean on may be exactly what they each need - if they're only brave enough to take the risk.


Heart-wrenching emotional drama! With the next book in the San Francisco Thunder series, we get Sadie’s story. We’ve already gotten knee deep into this family’s story with the previous books in the series, and this one plays it out further. Jude is the only boy of the family, surrounding by interfering but loving sisters … and as the family reels from his father illness, they all rally around in support of each other. Sadie is the health professional, so she’s carrying the burden of making sure the family accepts and supports her dad’s decisions through it all, and it’s taking a beating on her heart. When she meets Griffin, it’s a breath of fresh air to have something to take her mind off of it for even just a few hours. The story line is emotionally riveting with a side of playful. Really enjoyed it!

As a single dad sharing custody of a precocious 6 year old while working the crazy schedule of a hockey coach with the San Francisco Thunder, Griffin Sullivan knows how to juggle many things at the same time. He’s not actively looking for love because he was burned already, and who has the time right? When he rushes his star goalie to the ER after an injury, he meets someone who just might have him second guessing that feeling!

ER nurse Sadie Braddock is pulling her hair out left and right as she deals with a hectic job on top of all of her family drama. Since here dad’s diagnosis with a horrible illness, her life as been turned upside down with a move to California, and shouldering the responsibility of keeping her family from panicking and causing their dad any further discourse through this difficult time. She’s trying to keep it all together, but it’s really running her ragged. Now she’s met a guy who interests her for the first time in forever, but she just doesn’t have the time or energy to give him what he deserves.


* Review * THROUGH THE FIRE by Katie Ruggle

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Review * THROUGH THE FIRE by Katie RuggleThrough the Fire by Katie Ruggle
Series: Rocky Mountain K9 Unit
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on August 28, 2018
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He's tall.
He's dark.
He's brutally handsome...
And he may be her only hope.

Kit Jernigan despairs of ever fitting in with her new tight-knit K9 unit—they've been through too much to welcome a stranger. So when a killer strikes, it's a fight to convince her fellow officers to trust her long enough to catch the woman she knows is responsible.

She can't do it on her own. What she needs most is a partner: local fire spotter Wesley March.

Wes knows in his heart that Kit is right, and he's willing to leave his lonely tower to help her prove it. But the more time they spend together, the hotter the fire smolders...and the more danger they're in. A member of the K9 unit's inner circle is determined to have her revenge—no matter who gets burned in the process.

This time, it's personal.


An explosive ending! With a return to Monroe, Colorado, Katie Ruggle brings us another story in her Rocky Mountain K9 Unit series. If you’ve been reading this series, you will recognize most of the supporting cast from previous books. We see Otto, Hugh, Theo and all of their significant others join forces to protect the next secretive addition to Jules’ house, but the new law in town is suspicious from the start. Will Kit be able to fit in with this existing team, or will her doubting nature make them hesitant to bring her into the fold? This storyline was exciting with danger flaring often. The ending was quite explosive and left us with a satisfying resolution. Really enjoyed it!

Kit Jernigan and her K9 partner Justice are new in town and not sure what to make of the ravaged town they drive into. It seems the town folk have had some issues of late, and she’s not sure what exactly it is she’s walking into. Her team seems to have a lot of secrets and don’t seem willing to trust her with much. Will she be able to prove her worth before danger strikes?

Wesley March is a brilliant loner who keeps to himself with his inventions in the forest service fire observation tower he works in. He doesn’t receive many guests and doesn’t venture off of his mountain very often, but the one time he does, he runs across Kit arriving in town. He’s intrigued by her, and that doesn’t happen very often. He’s socially awkward, but he knows there’s something about her that is drawing him like a moth to a flame.


* Review * BISHOP by Sawyer Bennett

* Review * BISHOP by Sawyer BennettBishop by Sawyer Bennett
Series: Arizona Vengeance #1
Published by Loveswept on August 14, 2018
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Meet the Arizona Vengeance, hockey’s hottest new team. They’re burning up the ice—until a one-night-stand with the coach’s daughter freezes one player in his skates.

Bishop Scott, co-captain. Not too shabby, huh? It’s all part of my fresh start with the NHL’s latest expansion team, and that means new teammates, a new coach, a new city, and a big new contract. Basically, I cannot f***ing wait to show my old squad what they’re missing.

But first, I decide to check out the town before the grind begins. Turns out Arizona chicks are totally smokin’, and I’m fortunate enough to meet one who’s looking for the same thing I am: a night of anonymous, unforgettable, no-strings-attached sex.

Fast forward to the Vengeance arena. It’s the last place I expect to see her again—let alone in her own office. Then bells go off and I finally realize who this girl is: Brooke Perron. My new coach’s daughter. All of a sudden, we’re picking up right where we left off, which means our hands are all over each other. That’s when her dad—my boss—walks in. And before I can get a word out, Brooke’s introducing me as her fiancé.

Sure, she just saved my ass. So why do I get the feeling Brooke’s going to turn my world upside down? Maybe it’s because this fake relationship feels way too real. . . .


Forbidden fruit always tastes better! With the kick off of a new hockey series, Sawyer Bennet introduces us to the Arizona Vengeance team and brings us Bishop’s story. The characters are quick to grab attention, and keep us entertained throughout. The team is coming on strong and has a batch of guys that look for some fun times as we dig further into this series. Can’t wait for more of their stories! Really enjoyed!

Hot shot hockey player Bishop Scott might just have a little grudge to even up against his former team now that he’s been snapped up by the newest team in the NHL, Arizona Vengeance. He plans to play the best hockey of his life, but needs to cut loose the night before training starts to get it out of his system for a bit. When he meets a gorgeous woman at the bar who seems just as down as him for a single night of hot, steamy, no holds barred sex, he’s ready to go!

Brooke Perron had no idea the guy she slept with last night was one of her hockey coach father’s players! She sitting here in her office at the arena and in he walks to snag her into a steamy kiss like the night never ended. Too bad her dad just walked in! She has to save Bishop from her dad’s wrath, so she conveniently introduces him to dear old dad as her fiancee. This fake relationship might end quickly, but it’s going to be a lot of fun while it lasts!


* Review * IN TOO DEEP by Dani Collins

* Review * IN TOO DEEP by Dani CollinsIn Too Deep by Dani Collins
Series: Blue Spruce Lodge #3
Published by Tule Publishing on August 7, 2018
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At her wit’s end with her twelve-year-old niece, Wren Snow takes the manager’s job at Blue Spruce Lodge so Sky can get to know her father, Trigg Johanssen—a tycoon snowboarder with a playboy reputation.

Gold-medalist Trigg Johanssen is furious she kept Sky a secret, but quits competition to focus on his newly discovered daughter only to have his chemistry with Wren complicate their attempts to co-parent.

When outside forces threaten the ski resort he’s rebuilding, a marriage of convenience seems like the answer. It would give his daughter the life she deserves, but is it too much for a heartbroken woman still nursing past hurts?


Unexpected fatherhood whisks Trigg off his feat in our latest trip to Blue Spruce Lodge! With a fast paced and entertaining read, Dani Collins takes us along for an adventure of a mouthy pre-teen trying to find her way when she’s faced with a new family that she doesn’t know. If you think she was snarky before, just wait! I enjoyed watching Wren and Trigg slowly start to let their guards down and fall for each other!

Wren Snow is ready to pull her hair out when it comes to the demon child her pre-teen niece has become recently. She’s tried raising her the best she can on her own, but she’s recently realized she had to admit defeat and take the new job at Blue Spruce Lodge in Montana so Skylar will have a chance to get to know her father. Nothing she’s been doing so far has been working … so throwing in a new dad can’t make it any worse … right?

Olympic gold medalist Trigg Johanssen was shocked to learn he had a daughter and that she’s being raised by her aunt, but he willingly steps back from competing and retires from his hectic snowboarding schedule in order to be around and get to know her. He and Wren start out butting heads a bit, but once they calm down and get to know each other a tad, they begin to enjoy each other’s company even more than they should! When the lodge is threatened and a marriage of convenience is necessary to hold on to Skylar’s future, the tides just might turn in favor of forever!