Archives for July 19, 2019

* Review * ONCE UPON A COWBOY by Rachel Lacey

* Review * ONCE UPON A COWBOY by Rachel LaceyOnce Upon a Cowboy by Rachel Lacey
Series: Almost Royal #2
on July 2, 2019
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Megan Perl went from beauty to beast when a car accident left her permanently scarred. Before, Megan was outgoing and vivacious, always with a man at her side. Now? She spends more time behind a camera than in front of it. She’s ready to turn her hobby into something more by offering photography sessions at the castle where she works. This year is dedicated to her career, not men. If only she wasn’t so crazy-attracted to the cowboy who’s renting the stable on the castle grounds…

Jake Reardon is no stranger to tragedy. After a fall left his bride in a coma on their wedding day, he was forced to watch her slowly fade away in a hospital bed. Now, he finds himself in the unwelcome position of virgin widower. At Rosemont Castle, he can finally focus on establishing his career as a horse trainer. The only problem is that his new landlady makes him hotter than the Virginia sun.

Sparks fly every time Jake and Megan cross paths, but there’s no way he’s going to lose his virginity with the woman who manages the property he’s leasing. As their attraction grows, though, so do their emotions. Jake carries his scars inside, but Megan has to wear hers for the world to see. Can love heal their wounds, or will it tear them apart?


Two wounded souls collide! With the next book in her quaint modern day fairy tale Almost Royal series, Rachel Lacey once again takes us on an emotional journey of redemption with her cast of kindhearted folks always game to help an animal and a lost soul. Fun characters, an interesting setting and lots of adorable critters worked into the mix!

Megan Perl used to be the outgoing one in the group who was always up for a good time and chasing the next adventure in life … until a freak accident left her scarred and hating life. She’s slowly regaining some confidence and has opened another part of the world to her heart through her growing gift of photography. Now if only she could get her heart to stop beating out of her chest every time she encounters their new tenant!

Jake Reardon is finally branching out into a horse training business of his own, and the risk of it all is always on his mind as he waits with baited breath to see if the business is going to come calling. He too has had his share of heartache and misfortune in his short life, so he recognizes Megan’s discomfort when he sees it. He also sees the attraction he feels reflecting back from her eyes as well!


* Review * THE MOONLIGHT AND MEMORIES #1 by Julie Ann Walker

* Review * THE MOONLIGHT AND MEMORIES #1 by Julie Ann WalkerIn Moonlight and Memories: Volume One by Julie Ann Walker
Published by Limerence Publications LLC on July 1, 2019
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Maggie: Ten years ago, Cash Armstrong stole my heart. Then he promptly joined the army—dragging my best friend with him—and left me crying on the front porch in a red sequined prom dress. Now he's back. They're both back. Cash, the one who still has my heart. And Luc, the one who saved my life.

Cash: How do you know if you’re at the end of the beginning or the beginning of the end? That's what I've been trying to figure out since a traumatic brain injury made me "unfit to serve." I'm back in New Orleans, and picking up the shattered pieces of my past means I must confront where my life's journey began... and where it all might end.

Luc: Long ago, Maggie May was mine. Not mine in the way you might think. She was mine because she was my only friend. Then Cash came along and we became brothers by something stronger than blood. We became brothers by choice. When tragedy struck, I was forced to make a decision that changed all our lives. I thought, after ten years, it was safe to come back home. I was wrong...


Sweet, tender and emotional! Three teenagers forged a connection a decade ago that felt like it could have lasted a lifetime, but closely held secrets have a way of blindsiding people when they least expect it. Cash chose to leave with Luc close behind him and Maggie was left to pick up the pieces of her life. Now they are sashaying back into town and she’s not sure what they expect from her. There’s a secret that still hasn’t been explained to the reader, and what’s going to happen between the three of them is still up in arms. She wants one man, he’s playing hot and cold, but the other man admits to always loving her. Stay tuned to book two and three where their saga continues.

Years ago Maggie Carter lost her heart to Cash and had big plans for the future running through her teenage mind. They were shattered when Cash up and joined the military and left town without any warning. Her wounded heart was upset yet again when her best friend Luc followed behind him.

Years have passsed but Cash Armstrong is heading home to New Orleans. He knows he hurt Maggie, and that being estranged from her for all of these years was even worse … but he needs to reconnect. A traumatic brain injury might have ruined his military future, but he has a plan in mind when it comes to Maggie.

Luc Dubois adored Maggie all those years ago and stood by her as a devoted friend even though she chose to fall for Cash instead of him. He forced himself to put distance between them after he went into the service in hopes it would protect her from the secret they don’t want anyone to find out about.


* Review * A SINGLE DAD TO HEAL HER HEART by Caroline Anderson

* Review * A SINGLE DAD TO HEAL HER HEART by Caroline AndersonA Single Dad to Heal Her Heart by Caroline Anderson
Series: Yoxburgh Park Hospital #5
Published by Harlequin Medical Romances on April 1, 2019
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Could a single dad of two…

…be the answer to her dreams?

Trauma doc Livvy Henderson loves her job and friends, and she’s been cancer free for five years. She’s content…until she meets widowed father, handsome surgeon Matt Hunter on a team weekend in Cumbria. Their powerful connection reawakens her fears, desires and longing for a family she’s long since locked away. But Matt finds he’s ready to convince her she belongs in his, whatever the future holds…


A heart-string pulling dynamo! With the next book in the Yoxburgh Park Hospital series which just happens to be Caroline Anderson’s 100th book, she decided to go back to where it all began and have the child of her first ever hero and heroine be the heroine of this story. It’s always super cool to reconnect with characters you’ve seen before, so I applaud the set up whole-heartedly! The characters both had an intriguing back story that nabbed my attention quickly and had me rooting for them to make it work from the start. Throw in some adorable kiddos and this was my cup of tea for sure. A really good read!

Trauma doctor Livvy Henderson has made peace with the fact that her life didn’t follow the path of starting the family she always dreamed of. She is happy to be achieving her five year cancer free mark and enjoying her career, but connecting with a fellow doctor on a weekend away for team building starts to make her wonder “what if”.

Surgeon Matt Hunter has living his share of heartbreak by being widowed and left with two young children to raise on his own. He can’t deny he’s attracted to Livvy, but does he have anything to offer her after basically shutting down for the last couple of years? Can he find the strength to put his heart on the line again?


* Review * THE MAID’S SPANISH SECRET by Dani Collins

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Review * THE MAID’S SPANISH SECRET by Dani CollinsThe Maid's Spanish Secret by Dani Collins
Series: Secret Heirs of Billionaires
Published by Harlequin Presents on August 1, 2019
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“You will come to Spain. You will marry me…”

For sweet maid Poppy Harris, her one and only passionate experience was scorching and absolutely forbidden. She shouldn’t have succumbed to Spanish aristocrat Rico Montero’s tantalizing seduction, but his touch was all consuming…and had a nine-month consequence! Poppy believes they could never be anything more. Until Rico appears on her doorstep demanding his hidden daughter—and determined to make Poppy his wife!


Forbidden passion leads to consequences! She was the maid and he her boss’s son on the night she gave her innocence to the wayward playboy. Now she holds his future in her hands with the child she told him nothing about. With the latest in the Secret Heirs of Billionaires series, Dani Collins nabbed my attention right away and took me on an exhilarating ride filled with emotional baggage, passionate encounters and an underlying good heart in each of the characters. Really enjoyed their well-written story!

Rico Montero doesn’t waste any time confronting his former lover when he learns she has a baby that looks just like him … that she failed to tell him about! He has just about had it with women deceiving him, so he’s not planning to give her a lot of options in how all of this plays out … she has to marry him and bring his daughter to Spain!

Former maid Poppy Harris didn’t intend to have a fling with Rico, but she’s not sorry about it because it brought her precious baby into her life. She knows it wasn’t right to keep Rico in the dark, but she thought he was invested elsewhere. She doesn’t resist his request to marry, but she’s not so sure how this is going to play out.