Archives for September 2018

* Review * SHEIKH’S BABY OF REVENGE by Tara Pammi

* Review * SHEIKH’S BABY OF REVENGE by Tara PammiSheikh's Baby of Revenge by Tara Pammi
Series: Bound to the Desert King #1
Published by Harlequin Presents on August 1, 2018
Buy on Amazon

He ruthlessly seduced her…

Now he’ll steal her for his heir!

Seeking revenge for his royal family’s rejection, warrior sheikh Adir seduces his brother’s innocent fiancée! But when he returns to steal Amira from the altar, he discovers their illicit encounter left her pregnant. Secluded in the desert, longing soon consumes them. But Adir’s baby must be legitimate—and he’ll claim his with a vow!


Royal scandal abounds! With the first book in the Bound to the Desert King quartet, Tara Pammi is tasked with the job of laying the groundwork of the royal family we are to become entrenched in, as well as bring us the ousted family member’s story. Adir’s plight is quick to grab our attention and the fast paced story line keeps it stoked throughout. I enjoyed it and look forward to the next book!

Sheikh Adir Al-Zabah has waited a long time to claim his rightful place in the Khalia royal family, and the blatant rejection he receives when he steps forward has him boiling mad. Who do these people think they are to treat him like he’s lower class than them? He’ll find a way to get his revenge!

Amira Ghalib is betrothed to Crown Prince Zufar of Khalia, but it’s not a happy union, and she’s easy to sway with kind words and affection when Adir encounters her outside the palace. He figures what better way to get his revenge than to help himself to the virginal bride to be, but when he returns to offer her a way out of the marriage she’s about to enter into, he discovers she’s carrying his child. Whisking her away to his desert paradise is easy, but can he convince her to marry for the sake of their heir?


* Review * SHOT ON GOAL by Jami Davenport

* Review * SHOT ON GOAL by Jami DavenportShot on Goal by Jami Davenport
Series: Game On in Seattle: Seattle Sockeyes Hockey
Published by Cedrona Enterprises on September 12, 2018
Buy on Amazon

When you're at the top, there's nowhere to go but down.

Two talented skaters. Two bright futures. Two shining stars. One ruined by a career-ending scandal and another by a father's ruthless ambition.

Marina Sanders was the darling of the winter games, winning a bronze in figure skating one week after losing both parents in a car accident. Four years later, she was the most hated woman in America.

Drew Delacorte was the future of the Sockeyes hockey team, crowned the best young player in the league and heir-apparent to the hockey throne once occupied by his father. Only Drew doesn't want that throne. Despite being in the prime of his career, he's considering hanging up his skates.

Together they're fire and ice, and when things get that hot, they melt. Can these two broken souls find comfort and courage in each other's arms or will they find only pain and regret?


Delectably irresistible! With the highly sought after return of the Seattle Sockeyes hockey team, Jami Davenport captivates her audience with a wounded hero sure to snag their hearts! Drew is at the end of his rope and fading fast, but the love of a woman just might be the nudge he needs to start living for himself again. The characters each have a riveting back story that quickly nabs the reader’s attention, and the sports fans in the crowd will be pulling for the Sockeyes to make the most of their Stanley Cup Final appearance! Really great story with just the right mix of romance, sports and emotions to leave this reader smiling!

Figure skater Marina Sanders was once America’s sweetheart, winning a bronze medal as a teen mere days after both of her parents were killed in a car accident. She unfortunately didn’t hold up for long under the pressure of having her support system gone and made a few bad decisions that led to her downfall. Now a few years have passed and she’s returning to the US in hopes of rebuilding her life again. What are the odds that before she even starts her new job, she’ll run into a touch of her past?

Hockey star Drew Delacorte has gained the moniker of best young player in the league, been touted the future of the Seattle Sockeyes hockey organization … yet he feels nothing when he plays anymore. He’s going through the motions and feeling more dread every day that he laces up his skates. Being the built-in successor to the hockey empire once held by his father has gotten old really fast, as has his father’s constant critiquing and criticism. He’s really starting to wonder if he ever enjoyed playing the game at all at this point. Will meeting Marina and getting a fresh take on a skating passion revitalize his attitude, or will the additional stress of having her in his life be the final nail he needs?


* Blog Tour/Review/Excerpt/Giveaway * COUNTRY GOLD by Heatherly Bell

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Blog Tour/Review/Excerpt/Giveaway * COUNTRY GOLD by Heatherly BellCountry Gold by Heatherly Bell
Series: Wilder Sisters #1
on September 17, 2018
Buy on Amazon

A second chance...

A scandal ended the careers of the Wilder Sisters, the chart topping country rock band. But Lexi Wilder is okay with that, thanks for asking. She's been on the road since roughly forever, and even if the scandal has followed her home to Whistle Cove, California, Lexi is going to enjoy the break. After all, there's quite nothing like the beautiful sandy beaches of Monterey Bay to calm a woman's soul.

Luke Wyatt never asked to trade fame and fortune for the only woman he's ever loved. Now that he's finished a punishing year-long national tour, all bets are off. He's coming back to his hometown of Whistle Cove for the quiet, the beaches, the inspiration, and the girl. Not necessarily in that order. There's pressure from Nashville to deliver more country gold like the #1 song he co-wrote with Lexi Wilder.

But Lexi can’t forgive Luke for choosing fame over her…


With the first book in her new Wilder Sisters series, Heatherly Bell brings us Lexi’s story. We see her come face to face with her old boyfriend and get a front row seat as he tries to rekindle their flame. The premise of the story is interesting and the characters were quick to grab my attention. I would have preferred a little more depth to the backstory of their relationship and the timespan, etc. to give me a deeper picture, but overall a satisfying read. Looking forward to the sister’s stories!

Country newcomer Luke Wyatt is coming down off of the high of his first big country-wide tour, and he’s exhausted. His body aches, his mind is burned out and his heart hurts from the empty hole she left behind. He knows he needs to get on the songs everyone is stressing him to write, but his first stop has to be home. Whistle Cove, California … and her. He has to make her see she’s everything … and then he can get back on the path of his future.

Lexi Wilder was once part of a big country sensation herself … until scandal brought them down faster than they could turn around. Now running her Gran’s B & B is keeping her busy while she pretends not to notice all the headlines about him … the one that was too busy to be bothered with her once she wasn’t there by his side anymore … the one who with all of the women clamoring for his attention.





Title: Country Gold
A Wilder Sisters Novel
Author: Heatherly Bell
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 17, 2018



A second chance…

A scandal ended the careers of the Wilder Sisters, the chart topping country rock band. But Lexi Wilder is okay with that, thanks for asking. She’s been on the road since roughly forever, and even if the scandal has followed her home to Whistle Cove, California, Lexi is going to enjoy the break. After all, there’s quite nothing like the beautiful sandy beaches of Monterey Bay to calm a woman’s soul.

Luke Wyatt never asked to trade fame and fortune for the only woman he’s ever loved.
Now that he’s finished a punishing year-long national tour, all bets are off. He’s coming back to his hometown of Whistle Cove for the quiet, the beaches, the inspiration, and the girl. Not necessarily in that order. There’s pressure from Nashville to deliver more country gold like the #1 song he co-wrote with Lexi Wilder.

But Lexi can’t forgive Luke for choosing fame over her…

Purchase Links



She’s My Kind of Rain by Tim McGraw

In Case You Didn’t Know by Brett Young

Make You Miss Me by Sam Hunt

Sober by Little Big Town

Die a Happy Man by Thomas Rhett

She’s Everything by Brad Paisley

Make me Wanna by Thomas Rhett




“Lexi Wilder.”

She recognized the deep voice, the smooth sound of whiskey if it could speak. Lexi whipped around to face Luke Wyatt. Her heart hiccupped at the sight of his long and lean body braced against the side of her cottage. One corner of his mouth tipped up in a half smile and he studied her with those deep and fathomless dark eyes.

Her mouth was dry. Knees? Liquid. “W-what are you doing here?”

“Wasn’t going to give you the chance to say you don’t want to see me.” He moved away from the side of the house and took a step toward her. “Tour’s over. I’m home.”

Despite her churning gut, she found her voice. “We have no vacancy. You’ll have to stay somewhere else.”

He went brows up. “Just checked in.”

When she didn’t speak, but simply swallowed and blinked, trying like hell to regain her balance, he filled in the silence.

“Still mad at me. Still won’t talk to me.”

She was so not prepared to deal with this today. With him. “Why would I be mad? You mean because you wrote an entire album all about our private life? Every single private and personal thing about us. After everything I’ve been through with Sabrina. No, why would I be mad about that?”

“Baby,” he said, squaring his shoulders. “It’s what songwriters do. We write about our life, the pain and the joy.”

I’d rather keep my private life private.

“I’m sorry,” he said. “I was hurting. You wouldn’t take any of my calls. You wouldn’t come see me.”

“You didn’t seem to be hurting. You were all over my TV set, cozying up to gorgeous models and reality TV stars.”

She’d seen the woman practically on Luke’s lap at a televised awards show. And he was mad she hadn’t called him back? If he’d been hurt when she stopped taking his calls, he sure in the hell got over it quickly enough.

He took a step toward her making her take one back. No, no, no. Already she felt her body buzzing from being this close to him for the first time in a year.

“Give me a break, Lex. You know what this life is like. I didn’t even know that woman.”

Lexi did an internal face palm. No, no. It would not go this way. Check her out letting loose with all her pent up hurt and anger the minute he showed up, giving Luke every indication of how much she still cared about him. If she didn’t care at all, maybe the rumors of these women wouldn’t bother her so much. So she’d already blown her cover in the first twenty seconds of seeing him. Get a grip.

She’d expected to do much better than this if she ever ran into him again, say in Nashville while visiting Miranda Lambert to collaborate on some songs. Lexi would have another hit song by then. Maybe she’d be dating another handsome country singer not named Luke Wilder. She’d be over him by then.

Chalk it up to running into him so unexpectedly but this wasn’t how it was supposed to go. He shouldn’t still look so good to her, his beard making him look like a strong mountain man. Like a man who would take care of his woman.

For Luke, it turned out his career came first. Not her.

But the thing to do here was pretend it didn’t make a difference whether he stayed or left. Pretend he had that little effect on her. Maybe it wasn’t too late to salvage what little was left of her pride.

“I’m sorry.” She shook her head. “I’m being rude.”

He quirked a single brow. “Yeah?”

Score one for Lexi. She’d shocked him. Good.

“Of course. You’re a paying guest and I’m usually not so…so…”

“Pissy?” He gave her another smile, this one lifting both corners of his mouth and demonstrating he still had the power to render her speechless when he laid on the charm.

“Yeah. Pissy.” She let out a half-hearted fake laugh and waved hand in the air. “Rough day. You know how it is. Sisters.”

His brow furrowed. “And how’s Sabrina doing?”

Luke had a front row seat to the implosion of the Wilder Sisters. He’d been performing alongside them at the stadium in Oklahoma when Sabrina had her public mini-meltdown. Even though their demise as a band had meant his opportunity for stardom, Lexi didn’t doubt he’d been sorry about the way it had all happened.

When she’d been worried about Sabrina, whose entire life from the time she’d been ten had been the stage, Luke had held Lexi every night until she fell asleep, assuring her that Sabrina would survive this. They all would. And she’d fallen even deeper for the man. Luke reminded her there would be life after all the speculation and rumors. Because Luke Wyatt knew a lot about scandal. He understood what it was like to feel like you had to apologize just for being allowed to breathe the same air as everyone else.

“She’s okay. Still walks around with ear buds in all the time, singing and dancing. It’s in her blood. But I don’t think she wants to get back up on a stage anytime soon. None of us do.”

He nodded, as if he understood all too well. “And you. Are you still writing?”

Not with you.

Never again with you.

The wall was still up and there it would stay. If anything, she’d wallpaper it. But she was a Wilder first and foremost, and yes, they could put on a show.

She shrugged and got ready to lie. “Here and there.”

“I’m supposed to write a few more hit songs.” He held up finger quotes. “They want me back in the studio next week. So I thought I’d come here and relax. See if I can find some inspiration.”

His gaze took a slow slide down the length of her body and she almost felt…naked. She was so not going to be his inspiration. Not this time. He’d taken enough material from her already.

She took a breath and went for deep sincerity. “I hope you find what you’re looking for, Luke.”

And with that she opened the door to her cottage and closed it in his face.

Author Bio

Heatherly Bell drinks coffee, craves cupcakes, and occasionally wears real pants.

She lives in northern California with her family.

Author Links

* Review * TASTING FIRE by Kelsey Browning

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Review * TASTING FIRE by Kelsey BrowningTasting Fire by Kelsey Browning
Series: Steele Ridge: The Kingstons #2
Published by Steele Ridge LLC on September 13, 2018
Buy on Amazon

Fire in one hand, ashes in the other...

Studious tutor Emmy McKay fell in love with Cash Kingston over a biology textbook, never expecting the high school football hero to give her a second thought. But his feelings for her burned just as hot. All too soon, Emmy’s choices destroyed their youthful relationship, reducing it to a pile of ash. Years later, she has landed her dream job as an ER doctor in her hometown. Now it’s time to win back her dream man.

As a firefighter and tactical medic, Cash Kingston is no stranger to white-knuckle situations. But when he learns his beautiful—and brilliant—ex-girlfriend has returned to Steele Ridge, he feels as if he’s standing on the roof of a blazing building. With no escape route in sight. Emmy is the only woman who’s ever had the power to build him up one minute and burn him down the next.

But when someone targets Emmy and they begin to suspect the danger stems from their past relationship, it’s impossible for Cash to stay detached. Will the struggle to untangle a web of half-truths bring them closer together, or will it tear them apart for good?


First love reunited! With the next books in the Steele Ridge: The Kingstons series, Kelsey Browning brings us Cash’s story! We all know and love Sheriff Maggie who’s been with us for the entire series, and Cash is her sexy firefighter brother. He had his heart broken by his first love and never quite recovered, and now here she comes barreling back into town. The characters had my attention quickly, the backstory was intriguing and the mystery and danger that soon pops into the story was a really great addition. Really enjoyed Cash and Emmy!

Emerson McKay met Cash Kingston as a tutoring assignment in high school, but a fast friendship and spark of first love was quick to follow their introduction. They were soon inseparable and everyone thought they were in it for the long haul … including Cash. Emmy’s ambition and career dreams led her to break his heart and go on to make a life for herself. Now she’s back .. and she wants the guy she left behind!

Cash loves his job as a firefighter and tactical medic, so when the promotion he’s been vying for is snatched up by returning Emmy, he’s spitting nails. First she dumps him and leaves him hanging his head in embarrassment, and now she takes the job that was supposed to be his? What more does this woman want from him?? When upset and danger seems to follow soon after she arrives in town, Cash sits up and takes notice.


* Review * TAKING A SHOT by Taryn Leigh Taylor

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Review * TAKING A SHOT by Taryn Leigh TaylorTaking A Shot by Taryn Leigh Taylor
Series: Montana Wolfpack
Published by Entangled: Brazen on September 10, 2018
Buy on Amazon

Hockey star Brett Sillinger's never been afraid of a little trouble. But when his personal life ends up in the tabloids, he knows his career is on thin ice. Luckily, a new team decides to take a chance on him. All he has to do is keep head in the game. But when temptation walks up wearing black knee-high boots, looking for one night of nameless, no-strings passion, well, what's a guy to do?

Chelsea London is looking to misbehave. What's being good ever gotten her, besides getting dumped and passed over for a big promotion at work? But her one delicious night of rebellion has unexpected consequences--her hot one-night stand is the latest addition to her father's hockey team. And suddenly, one night of bad-girldom isn't nearly enough.

But one false move, and Brett might spend this season in the penalty box...


Sexy steamy goodness! Not only does Taryn Leigh Taylor’s latest bring us a boatload of sexual chemistry, but tug after tug on our heartstrings as well! Really enjoyed following Brett and Chelsea towards their happily-ever-after! Great characters, well developed story line, and lots of life moments to be shared by all.

Hockey star Brett Sillinger had the misfortune of watching his private life implode in front of the press and found himself without a team. Luckily the Montana Wolfpack organization decides to take a chance on him, but he’s under strict orders to keep his private life in order … or else! He promises to be on the straight and narrow, but when sex on heels walks into the bar, all bets are off!

Chelsea London has lived her life following the rules and what does she have to show for it? Years wasted on a man who never deserved her, passed over for her dream job promotion, and she’s had enough! She’s going looking for slam-me-against-the-wall hot and steamy action for one night of debauchery! When it turns out her one night of fun is the latest addition to her dad’s hockey team, well, one night just might not be enough after all!


* Review * ONE PERFECT KISS by Jaci Burton

* Review * ONE PERFECT KISS by Jaci BurtonOne Perfect Kiss by Jaci Burton
Series: Hope #8
Published by Berkley on September 4, 2018
Buy on Amazon

Josie Barnes has always craved a sense of home. She's found that in Hope, Oklahoma--she bought a house, has a new job as an English teacher at Hope High, she's made wonderful friends, and she's taking in stray animals that no one else wants. Now she's flirting with fellow teacher and hot high school football coach Zach Powers. But he's almost too good to be true, and Josie learned long ago not to trust in the too-good-to-be-true, because it has always let her down.

A former pro football player, Zach had to pull back when a career-ending knee injury forced him to rethink his future. Now he's happy calling plays as Coach. If he could just get Josie Barnes to stop benching his players for their poor grades, life would be perfect. Instead, she drives him crazy as the stern teacher at school and the sexy woman of his dreams outside of the classroom. He knows she's been hurt in the past, but he wants to be that guy she can trust.

The one thing Josie has never been able to count on is the people closest to her. But Zach intends to show her that what they have between them is a textbook case of love.


Sweet, subtle and satisfying! Seeing several of the past couples from previous books in this series is always a fun update. Josie and Zach had a lot of potential, but somehow they just fell flat. More depth to their relationship was needed to really grab my attention and make me become ingrained in their story. Still an entertaining read, just not awe inspiring.

Teacher Josie Barnes has finally found a slice of happiness in Hope, Oklahoma. She has a job she enjoys, a house of her own and a really great group of friends. She’s overcome many obstacles to get to where she is today and she’s finally satisfied. What’s she’s missing though, is the hottie she flirts with on occasion at friendly get togethers! If she could find a way to add him to her list of achievements, she’d be complete.

Former football player Zach Powers might have had his journey cut short with an injury, but he’s loving life as a teacher and football coach in Hope. A great group of friends and a homey town makes for a great setting. He can’t deny he has eyes on the pretty language arts teacher though … if only he could get her to stop benching his players for their grades in her class. She’s driving him crazy … in more ways than one!



* Cover Reveal * MUFFIN TOP by Avery Flynn

“Avery Flynn knocks it out of the park again!”

– Tawna Fenske, USA Today bestselling author

Muffin Top, a hot romantic comedy from USA Today bestselling author Avery Flynn is coming October 29th and we have the new cover!

Muffin Top 1600px.jpg

The only thing about me that’s a size zero is the filter on my mouth. I’ve got a big personality, a big rack, and a big number on the scale. And I’m perfectly fine with that.

But when some random guy suggests I might not be eating alone if I’d ordered a salad instead of a hamburger I’m shocked silent, which is a feat, trust me.

That brings us to one sexy fireman named Frankie Hartigan. He’s hot. He’s funny… And he’s just apologized for being late for our “date” then glared at the fat-shaming jerk. Next thing I know, he’s sitting down and ordering himself dinner.

I have no problem telling him I don’t need a pity date . . . unless of course it’s to my high school reunion next week. Oops where did that last bit come from? And what do I do now that he’s said yes?!

Because this is no make-over story, and I think Frankie is using me for something. I just have to figure out what…

muffintop preorder.jpg

Pre-order your copy today!

Amazon US:


Amazon Worldwide:



Google Play:

Add to GoodReads:

About Avery

USA Today bestselling romance author Avery Flynn has three slightly-wild children, loves a hockey-addicted husband and is desperately hoping someone invents the coffee IV drip.

She fell in love with romance while reading Johanna Lindsey’s Mallory books. It wasn’t long before Avery had read through all the romance offerings at her local library. Needing a romance fix, she turned to Harlequin’s four books a month home delivery service to ease the withdrawal symptoms. That worked for a short time, but it wasn’t long before the local book stores’ staffs knew her by name.

Avery was a reader before she was a writer and hopes to always be both. She loves to write about smartass alpha heroes who are as good with a quip as they are with their *ahem* other God-given talents. Her heroines are feisty, fierce and fantastic. Brainy and brave, these ladies know how to stand on their own two feet and knock the bad guys off theirs.


Connect with Avery



Mailing List:





Join the Flynnbots:

* Blog Tour/Review * THE REBEL by Jennifer Bernard

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Blog Tour/Review * THE REBEL by Jennifer BernardThe Rebel by Jennifer Bernard
Series: The Rockwell Legacy #1
on September 4, 2018
Buy on Amazon

Every family has its secrets… and its rebel.

Deep in the Cascade mountains, the Rockwell family has been running historic Rocky Peak Lodge for generations. But now, that legacy is at risk of disappearing forever.

Kai, always the rebel, would rather risk his life as a rescue paramedic than deal with his impossibly stubborn father, “Mad Max” Rockwell. Only one thing could bring him home—a real threat to his family. Especially in the form of a beautiful woman.

Nurse Nicole Davidson never pictured herself as a spy. All she wants is security for her disabled sister. Get some inside intel for a friend’s investment group while working for surly Max? She can do that. Until the outrageously sexy Kai Rockwell shows up and sets everything on fire—most especially her.

Equally determined, equally passionate about protecting their families, Kai and Nicole don’t know if they should be enemies or lovers—or both. All they know is they can’t resist each other…no matter the price.


The prodigal son returns … and sparks fly! With the first book in a new series, Jennifer Bernard brings us the story of a family who has had a ski lodge in their family for several generations, and as their father gets older, the need for one of the kids to step up and take over some of the day to day duties is approaching. The family is ripe with hidden secrets and confrontational avoidance, so watching the dynamics unravel is really moving. The characters comprising the family were quick to draw me in, and I’m looking forward to their future stories.

Rescue paramedic Kai Rockwell fled the combustible life under his father’s roof many years ago and swore he’d never go back. He’s kept that promise to himself, but receiving news from home makes him second guess decisions he made as an impassioned hot head and go home to check on his dad. He finds a sexy young nurse in residence and can’t figure out if she’s on the up and up or if she’s trying to fleece his father.

Nicole Davidson will do just about anything to be able to keep caring for her handicapped sister, so when she’s faced with the opportunity to take a home health nurse position in the beautiful Cascade Mountains at Rocky Peak Lodge, she is willing to do the little bit of spying it entails to earn a bonus. Once she gets to know and like the Rockwell’s, she starts to second guess her secret mission. Especially once eldest son Kai returns … and instant attraction occurs!






Today we have the blog tour for THE REBEL, book 1 in The Rockwell Legacy, a passionate new series from USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Bernard. Grab your copy now!


Author: Jennifer Bernard
Series: The Rockwell Legacy
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release: September 4


What would you do for love?

Ever the rebel, Kai Rockwell happily risks his life on a daily basis as a rescue paramedic. What he refuses to deal with? His impossibly stubborn father, “Mad Max” Rockwell, who runs the historic Rocky Peak Lodge deep in the Cascade Mountains with an iron fist.

But when his family faces an unexpected threat at Rocky Peak—in the form of a beautiful woman—Kai knows it’s time to go home.

Fiercely protective nurse Nicole Davidson would do almost anything to take care of her disabled sister–even accept a hefty offer to ask a few harmless questions at the charming old lodge where she’s working. Until the outrageously sexy Kai Rockwell shows up and sets everything on fire—most especially her.

Equally determined, equally passionate about protecting their families, Kai and Nicole don’t know if they should be enemies or lovers—or both. All they know is they can’t resist each other…no matter the price.

Buy Now

Amazon | iBooks | Nook | Kobo

Add to Goodreads




“Want to know why we broke up?” she burst out, unable to listen to another second of his veiled accusations.


“Because he wouldn’t accept my sister. He kicked her out of the house and didn’t care how much that hurt her. When she hurts, I hurt twice as much. Ten times.” Her words were stumbling over themselves in her passion. The harsh look on his face had vanished, and he was listening with complete and close attention.

“He only wanted me for arm-candy, that’s all. He thought I’d be happy he bothered with me, a complete nobody with a sister in a wheelchair, always scrambling between paychecks, working two jobs, sometimes three—”

“I’m sorry.” He reached out and caught her against him. Her breath caught in a hiccup of shock.

“I could have stayed, if I didn’t care about my sister, and I’d already signed his stupid prenup anyway, if that’s what you’re so worried—”

A grimace flashed across his face. Then, in the next second, her face was in his hands and…oh my God…he was kissing her. As if to stop her words, soothe her pain…or his…

And she opened up to him like a flower desperate for rain. All her hot emotion poured out of her.  

His kiss was every bit as tumultuous as she’d imagined. His firm lips moved against hers, his tongue swept across the sensitive inner flesh of her mouth, spreading wild tingles everywhere it touched. He took command of her mouth, exploring and claiming at the same time.

Her body went boneless against him. His hand gripped the small of her back, keeping her upright against the onslaught of sensation. She melted against him, nipples peaking against his chest, hot desire liquefying between her legs. Pressing close, she felt the hard bulge behind his jeans.

So he felt it too, this wild attraction.

But he’d just accused her of being a fortune hunter.  

Screw him.

She pulled away from Kai and covered her mouth with her hand. He looked just as rattled as she felt. His hair was rumpled and he was trying to catch his breath.

“Sorry,” he muttered again.

“You might need to narrow it down a little,” she snapped. “Sorry for accusing me or sorry for kissing me?”

He put his hands on his head and turned away from her. “Fuck. I don’t know anymore. Both. Neither.” He spun around to face her. “I wasn’t accusing you.”

“It sure felt like it.”

“Then I’m sorry.” He dropped his arms back to his sides, causing her heart to leap into her throat again. The air hummed between them. Somewhere outside, a guest shouted something and a car started up. “As for kissing you, I guess I’m not as sorry as I should be.”


Enter the Giveaway

a Rafflecopter giveaway


About Jennifer Bernard

Jennifer Bernard is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance. Her books have been called “an irresistible reading experience” full of “quick wit and sizzling love scenes.” A graduate of Harvard and former news promo producer, she left big city life in Los Angeles for true love in Alaska, where she now lives with her husband and stepdaughters. She still hasn’t adjusted to the cold, so most often she can be found cuddling with her laptop and a cup of tea. No stranger to book success, she also writes erotic novellas under a naughty secret name that she’s happy to share with the curious.

Website | Newsletter | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Goodreads

Facebook Reader Group



* Review * COLT by Leigh Duncan

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Review * COLT by Leigh DuncanColt by Leigh Duncan
Series: The Hometown Heroes Series #5
Published by Gardenia Street Publishing on September 7, 2018
Buy on Amazon

Though Colt Judd chafes to escape Glades County, the former rodeo star vows to maintain the traditions of the South Florida ranch following the death of his father.

Her job as head cook gives widowed mom Emma Shane the chance to provide a permanent home for her daughter...until Colt swaggers into her domain.

More than soup simmers in the kitchen while Colt and Emma work to recreate lost family recipes, but Emma guards against the man whose tumbleweed existence threatens both her heart and the stable life she wants to provide for her daughter..

Will the Circle P’s beautiful new cook tempt a wandering cowboy to do the impossible—put down roots?

*This book was previously published in 2014.


My favorite of the series! Compelling characters and back stories make for a super sweet romance as two unlikely hearts collide.

Former rodeo star Colt Judd vows to keep the traditions at a Florida ranch going after his father’s sudden death. He isn’t ready to give up the rodeo circuit and settle into one place yet, but he doesn’t have much of a choice in the short term.

Chef Emma Shane is new to the Circle P, but she’s determined to help his mom by stepping up and filling in for her while she takes some time away from the helm. Colt seems to want to get all up in her business, but Emma is here to show her daughter the best life she can, so she’ll fight tooth and nail for her place! When they’re unexpectedly thrust together to try to recreate some prized recipes, tension rises and sparks fly!


* Blog Tour/Review * ONE MORE MOMENT by Samantha Chase

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Blog Tour/Review * ONE MORE MOMENT by Samantha ChaseOne More Moment by Samantha Chase
Series: Shaughnessy Brothers: Band on the Run
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on September 4, 2018
Buy on Amazon

Julian Grayson is taking a break
...from his cheating fiancée
...from his band
...from his life in the spotlight

Charlotte Clark is devoted to her work save the world help the homeless get a broken man back on his feet

When Charlotte Clark offers to pay for Julian Grayson's coffee, the world-famous drummer assumes she wants something from him. But Charlotte has no idea who he is, and Julian can't resist keeping up the charade—being incognito is a novelty and a relief. He'll have to tell her...eventually. But as Charlotte cheerfully undertakes to transform his life, Julian realizes there's something about her that gives him what he hasn't felt in years: hope.


Rock on! It’s always a joy to revisit the guys of Shaughnessy and get the lowdown on what’s going on in all of their lives, and it’s especially special to get updates on the Shaughnessy family that we’ve loved over the years. Julian was different than I was expecting him to be … mostly because he hit a wall and had to face the mess his life had become before we got to know his story instead of coming in when he was in his spotlight. I didn’t connect with him as much as I have some of the other guys, but I still enjoyed his story and watching him work the long road towards his happily ever after. Really great series!

Julian Grayson has been hiding from his life for months now, but he’s finally taking the step to move forward again by coming home. His life has revolved around being the drummer of rock band Shaughnessy for so years, so when his personal life took a dive in a public spectacle, he felt the need to walk away from it all. He’s back … but he’s not sure he can ever stomach being a public entity anymore. Meeting Charlotte, who doesn’t know him from Adam, gives him the chance to be anonymous for once, and he has to admit, he likes it!

Charlotte Clark meets a guy at a coffee shop who she perceives as being down on his luck. It’s exactly the type of person that she’s made it her life’s work to help, so she’s happy to add Julian to her list. The more time they spend together, the more they start to like each other and lean further into each other’s lives, but she has no idea who he is … and when she does find out, she’s spitting mad!





We are so excited to be bringing you the release of ONE MORE MOMENT by Samantha Chase. ONE MORE MOMENT is the third and final book in the Band on the Run series and one you don’t want to miss!



Julian Grayson is taking a break
…from his cheating fiancée
…from his band
…from his life in the spotlight

Charlotte Clark is devoted to her work
…to save the world
…to help the homeless
…to get a broken man back on his feet

When Charlotte Clark offers to pay for Julian Grayson’s coffee, the world-famous drummer assumes she wants something from him. But Charlotte has no idea who he is, and Julian can’t resist keeping up the charade-being incognito is a novelty and a relief. He’ll have to tell her…eventually. But as Charlotte cheerfully undertakes to transform his life, Julian realizes there’s something about her that gives him what he hasn’t felt in years: hope.

Add ONE MORE MOMENT to your Goodreads TBR!


Get your copy of ONE MORE MOMENT today!
Amazon / iBooks / B&N / Kobo / GooglePlay




Samantha Chase is a New York Times and USA Today bestseller of contemporary romance. She released her debut novel in 2011 and currently has more than forty titles under her belt! When she’s not working on a new story, she spends her time reading romances, playing way too many games of Scrabble or Solitaire on Facebook, wearing a tiara while playing with her sassy pug Maylene…oh, and spending time with her husband of 25 years and their two sons in North Carolina.

Website / Twitter / Facebook / Instagram / Newsletter / BookBub