Archives for June 26, 2019

* Review * THE LEMON SISTERS by Jill Shalvis

* Review * THE LEMON SISTERS by Jill ShalvisThe Lemon Sisters by Jill Shalvis
Series: Wildstone #3
on June 18, 2019
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The New York Times bestselling author of Rainy Day Friends and Lost and Found Sisters returns to Wildstone, California...

Brooke Lemon has always led the life she wanted, wild adventures—and mistakes—included, something her perfect sister, Mindy, never understood. So when Mindy shows up on Brooke’s doorstep in the throes of a break-down with her three little kids in tow, Brooke’s shocked.

Wanting to make amends, Brooke agrees to trade places, taking the kids back to Wildstone for a few days so Mindy can pick up the pieces and put herself back together. What Brooke doesn’t admit is she’s just as broken . . . Also how does one go home after seven years away? It doesn’t take long for Brooke to come face-to-face with her past, in the form of one tall, dark, sexy mistake. But Garrett’s no longer interested. Only his words don’t match his actions, leaving Brooke feeling things she’d shoved deep.

Soon the sisters begin to wonder: Are they lemons in life? In love? All they know is that neither seems to be able to run far enough to outpace her demons. And when secrets surface, they’ll have to learn that sometimes the one person who can help you the most is the one you never thought to ask.


Unputdownable! With a return visit to her beloved coastal town of Wildstone, California Jill Shalvis once again takes her readers on a roller coaster ride of emotions, feel good moments, and family healing. Two sisters who have drifted apart over the years come back together during turmoil to stand beside each other through everything life throws at them. One is trying to figure out how to save the marriage that seems to be holding on by a thread and the other has to figure out how to salvage a relationship with the one she pushed away when life happened years ago. There are laugh out loud moments, tear jerking heartbreak and most of all, the everlasting love of a sister by their side. Loved it!

Brooke Lemon is at a loss when her ever-organized sister Mindy shows up on her doorstep with all of her kids in tow on the verge of a breakdown. She quickly scoops the kids up, sets her sister up to pamper herself with no responsibilities in tow and sets out to her hometown with the kiddos. She hasn’t stepped foot in Wildstone in seven years … years that have been different and trying after the ground slipped out from under her dreams and left her reeling.

Garrett Montgomery doesn’t know why Brooke is stepping up to help Mindy out when she hasn’t seemed to care much about family for years, but he’s determined to help if he can … what he’s not planning to do is let her worm her way back into his heart. They’re not a couple anymore … they’re not even friends … but he loves those kids as much as she does and his best friend is bewildered of where his wife has suddenly disappeared to.


* Review * VOWING LOVE by Adrienne Giordano

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* Review * VOWING LOVE by Adrienne GiordanoVowing Love by Adrienne Giordano
Series: Steele Ridge #9
Published by Steele Ridge Publishing on June 24, 2019
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When the biggest Steele bachelor finally ties the knot, nothing will keep him from walking down the aisle...

A groom cutting loose on his wedding night isn't out of the ordinary. But Reid Steele's buddies throw a bachelor party Green Beret style, where no man is left behind...or left standing. Reid wakes up the next morning with a hangover to end all hangovers. Or maybe still drunk. Either way, his head is pounding out its own wedding march. The thought of settling down once terrified Reid. Now, the only thing he's scared of is ruining Brynne's big day. She's the love of his life, and he's determined to be in ceremony shape no matter what.

Here comes the bride...and she is furious. She finds Reid wasted on his mama's couch. Brynne Whitfield's no bridezilla, but after her train wreck of a first marriage, she wanted a perfect start to this one. So, yeah, it hurts. And stirs up old insecurities. Can she forgive his screw up? Reid is a wild card, but he's also the man she wants to wake up to for the rest of her life.

Unfortunately, Brynne's not the only angry wife in Steele Ridge. Trouble is on the guest list, turning Brynne and Reid's dream day into a nightmare. Reid must defuse the situation--and stay alive--in time to say "I do."


Here comes the bride … or will she?? This fast paced and action packed novella of Reid and Brynne’s wedding day was super fun to read. The only thing that could have made it any better was if it had been longer and we could have drug each and every family member back on the pages to bask in them all again. This wedding was never going to go down easy when Reid was involved, and if making Brynnie mad was the only thing that was going wrong maybe it would be okay but when danger strikes, all bets might be off!

When the toughest Steele of all is getting set to marry, it’s all hands on deck, including the guys from his old Army unit who show up for an impromptu bachelor party the night before the wedding. All would still be fine and good if he wasn’t so hung over the morning of the wedding that he can’t even see straight!

Brynne Whitfield adores Reid Steele and has been so excited to marry him, but when she finds out he felt the need to get wasted in order to marry her, she’s spitting nails. Does she want to go through with this wedding when the groom couldn’t even see fit to give her the one day she wanted to be perfect after her nightmare of a first marriage?


* Review * SEVEN NIGHTS OF SIN by Kendall Ryan

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* Review * SEVEN NIGHTS OF SIN by Kendall RyanSeven Nights of Sin by Kendall Ryan
Series: Penthouse Affair #2
on June 25, 2019
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He's the powerful CEO. I'm the know-it-all intern.

Things went further than they should have, but I don't have any regrets. Well, maybe just one . . .

I went and did the one thing he told me not to--fall in love with him.

Now I have seven days to prove my trust and devotion. Turns out money is a powerful drug, but love is even more addictive.

Seven Nights of Sin is the stunningly sexy and heart-tugging conclusion to The Two Week Arrangement.


The yummy conclusion to The Penthouse Affair! The second book in the duet picks up exactly where the first book left off and has us riveted throughout to see what’s going to happen between Dom and Presley. It’s fast paced and emotional and packs quite a punch!

Dominic Aspen didn’t mean to fall into bed with his intern, but she turned out to be impossible to resist … until it look like she’s working with the enemy.

Presley Harper did the one thing she wasn’t supposed to do … she fell in love with her boss. Now one stupid mistake has him not even wanting to be in the same room with her … until a business deal requires her assistance. She has seven days and nights to remind him why he fell for her in the first place!


* Review * A DARING JOURNEY by Jeanne St. James

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* Review * A DARING JOURNEY by Jeanne St. JamesA Daring Journey by Jeanne St. James
Series: Dare Menage Series #6
on July 6, 2019
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Two paths: one new, one familiar. And a burning desire to choose them both...

When Damon spots a stunning redhead on his plane, the pilot’s determined to get to know her better. It’s been a long time since he’s experienced an instant connection with anyone. The last time was with his former lover, who left without an explanation over five years ago, devastating him. Though now cautious when it comes to relationships, MacKenzie just might be everything he’s looking for and more.

Not expecting to meet the tall, dark and handsome captain on her flight home, Mac finds Damon’s domineering persistence a turn-on. She decides to take a chance on him, which, in the end, might be a mistake when a person from his past returns. A man Damon loved and still does.

The last five years had been dark journey for Trevor, and he’s now ready to return to the light. He’s back in Boston to not only ask for forgiveness but to reconnect with Damon, since he still loves the man. However, there’s a complication. Damon is seeing someone else and Trevor might be too late.

Note: This book in the series can be read as stand-alone. It includes an HEA ending. It is intended for audiences over 18 years of age since it includes MMF scenes between all three characters.


Emotionally raw! My first read by Jeanne St. James will most definitely not be my last! With the next book in her Dare Menage series, she brings us the story of a sexy pilot who meets a woman who interests him just as his ex re-enters the picture. The banter is sexy and playful between Damon and Mac and once Trevor shows up, it turns emotional. I would have loved to see a bit more of their day-to-day lives spent together thrown into the mix a little bit, but overall it was a really great read.

Pilot Damon Brooks is floored by the instant connection he feels to the gorgeous red headed passenger he encounters as they’re disembarking the plane. He flirts with her and exchanges info because he’s determined to see her again.

MacKenzie Donovan isn’t looking for a man exactly, but she’s finding his domineering persistence a little hard to resist as Damon pursues her. She finally agrees to a date and can’t believe what a good time she has with the guy. Guess she’s on board after all!

Just when things are heating up between them, a blast from Damon’s past comes back … namely his ex-boyfriend who disappeared on their relationship without a word five years ago. Damon isn’t happy to see him, but Trevor is determined to beg for his forgiveness, explain his abandonment and see if there’s any hope left for them.


* Review * FROM MISTAKE TO MILLIONS by Andrea Laurence

* Review * FROM MISTAKE TO MILLIONS by Andrea LaurenceFrom Mistake to Millions by Andrea Laurence
Series: Switched! #1
Published by Harlequin Desire on June 1, 2019
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The only thing more dangerous than discovering her life is a lie?

Falling for Harley Dalton again.

Reeling from the discovery she was switched at birth, Jade Nolan reluctantly joins forces with her ex-lover, security specialist Harley Dalton, to find her birth family. As they search for answers amid lies, Jade and Harley quickly rekindle long-denied passions. But will finding out the truth—and a secret worth billions—jeopardize their precious second chance?


I was hooked from page one! A unique twist that you don’t see in a book very often made for a really interesting kick-off to Andrea Laurence’s latest Switched! series. The plot was thick with mystery, the characters were easy to like and enjoyable, and the reunion of these high school sweethearts was both sexy and sweet. I loved it and can’t wait for the next book!

Jade Nolan is floored when she innocently does one of those genealogy DNA kits just for fun and realizes she isn’t a member of the family she’s grown up in. Her parents swear she is … but DNA doesn’t lie … it’s obvious she’s been switched at birth!

When security specialist Harley Dalton receives a call from his hometown hospital wanting his help to investigate a possible mix-up, he’s all set to say no … until he hears who the former patient is. Hearing his high school girlfriends name is certainly a blast from the past … and one he can’t resist seeing in person!