Archives for November 2019

* Release Blitz * WIN BIG by Kelly Jamieson

 

“Kelly Jamieson is an auto-buy for me.”—New York Times bestselling author Carly Phillips

Win Big by Kelly Jamieson is available now!

When your name is Wynn, victory’s the only option. . . .
Everly Wynn: As the only daughter in the Wynn family of hockey heroes, I never shared the ice with my brothers—or the approval they got from my father.

And that was before the scandal that ruined my life at sixteen.

Now that I’ve put all that behind me and built a successful career, the last thing I need is another hockey player in my life.

Especially one like Wyatt Bell.

He’s an arrogant, fast-living party boy. I hate how he gets by on his good looks and charm.

So why can’t I get him out of my mind?Wyatt Bell: Life is short, and you’ve got to live it to the fullest. I learned that the hard way.

So on the ice, I always play to win, and on the town, fun and flirting are my game.

Because it’s better to laugh your way through the pain than to let them see you’re hurting—but I’ll never stop wishing I could find someone to share the real me with.

Something about Everly Wynn makes me think she could be the one.

But all she sees is a hockey jock hooked on good times.

If she didn’t take herself so seriously, maybe she would take a chance on being happy.

 

About Kelly Jamieson

Kelly Jamieson is a USA Today bestselling author of over 40 romance novels and novellas.

Her writing has been described as “emotionally complex”, “sweet and satisfying” and “blisteringly sexy”. She likes black coffee, white wine and high heels…and of course cheering on her Winnipeg Jets during hockey season!

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* Review * ECHO by Janie Crouch

* Review * ECHO by Janie CrouchEcho by Janie Crouch
Series: Linear Tactical #7
Published by Calamittie Jane Publishing on November 12, 2019
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five-stars

Sometimes the deepest scars are the ones that can't be seen.

Single mom Peyton Ward works three jobs to make ends meet. At Linear Tactical she’s surrounded by heroes on a regular basis…but none of them are hers. She thought she'd found one in Linear’s silent partner, and country music superstar, Cade Conner.

She was wrong.

Unintended wounds still cut as deep.

Cade may not work day to day operations at Linear, but he takes the mission of the company he helped create—teaching survival intelligence and self-defense skills to the people who need them most—seriously. And finding out he’s wounded Peyton in the worst way possible weighs on him.

So when danger on two separate fronts closes in on her, he will damn well be by her side. Making sure they survive so he can right his personal wrongs.

He might not have been a Special Forces soldier, but Cade Conner knows how to fight. And Peyton is a woman worth fighting for.

 

Fast paced, action packed and explosive! With book seven in her Linear Tactical series, Janie Crouch brings us ECHO, which is Peyton’s story. Hardworking single mom reconnects with the a flash from the past when danger comes knocking on her door. Loved it and always looking forward to the next book in the series!

Peyton is familiar to us if you’ve been enjoying this series alongside me, and we get to learn what brought her to the life she’s living now, and what she went through years ago. She’s loyal, strong and protective and to see her drop her guard a bit and let Cade back in is very satisfying.

Cade never knew what he left behind when he rocked to stardom on the country music charts, and when he finds out the unfairness she was faced with, he wants to make everything right in Peyton’s world … too bad danger is lurking for them both just around the corner

I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a story filled with intrigue, love, great characters and supporting cast. It’s fast paced and addictive. You can’t go wrong with any book in the series!

five-stars

* Review * TRYING TO SCORE by Kendall Ryan

* Review * TRYING TO SCORE by Kendall RyanTrying to Score by Kendall Ryan
Series: Hot Jocks #3
on November 12, 2019
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four-half-stars

Teddy King excels at many things. Playing hockey. Check. Scoring on and off the ice. Check. Being stupidly attractive ... Double check.

I knew him way back when. Before he was the guy everyone wanted a piece of, he was just a rebellious college co-ed and one of my more energetic study partners.

But secrets have a way of getting out, and a steamy encounter from our college days (that we probably shouldn't have filmed) is about to cause a major scandal. Unless we can work together to stop it.

Teddy’s no stranger to hard work … but the thing he wants most?

Is me.

 

With book three in her ever-steamy Hot Jocks series, Kendall Ryan brings us TRYING TO SCORE centering around Teddy and Sara. A playboy pro hockey player takes on his college love turned legal shark when secrets from the past come back to haunt them in this fun reunion story!

Sara has got it going on with a strong handle on her career and no need for a man to complete her, but watching her crumble when she’s near Teddy and remembering their time together years ago is pretty sweet.

Teddy of course has the over inflated ego that comes with the territory of being a pro athlete, but when his concern and despair for Sara comes out over a screw up he made that has put her in jeopardy, he endears himself in a reader’s heart … even if he did a jerky thing!

Really enjoyed this story and the series as a whole. I recommend it to anyone loving a fast paced, highly entertaining story filled with sexy romance, laughs and goodhearted people.

four-half-stars

* Book Tour/Review/Giveaway * THE COWBOY’S CHRISTMAS BABY by Cathy McDavid

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* Book Tour/Review/Giveaway * THE COWBOY’S CHRISTMAS BABY by Cathy McDavidThe Cowboy's Christmas Bab by Cathy McDavid
Series: The Sweetheart Ranch #3
Published by Harlequin Heartwarming on November 1, 2019
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four-half-stars

She gifted him with a daughter

He stunned her with the truth

When Tanner Bridwell discovers he’s a father, he gains some much needed hope. A year ago, Tanner lost his livelihood as a champion bull rider, and—more important—Jewel Saunders, the love of his life. Now this cowboy wants to do right by his family. But first he must reveal a stunning secret that will send Jewel and his beloved daughter either packing…or into his arms forever!

 

This emotional journey of forgiveness will catch your attention quickly! With the third book in her The Sweetheart Ranch series, Cathy McDavid brings us THE COWBOY’S CHRISTMAS BABY … a reunion story between two former rodeo contenders.

We are instantly intrigued on the story behind single mother Jewel. She’s got a tiny baby by her side as she journeys into the unknown to try to find where she belongs. She’s quickly thrown into a tailspin when the man she thought was gone for good turns up in her new town.

Tanner and Jewel’s story is very complex. She thought she knew him, then was thrown for a loop by the turn of events that turned their lives upside down. Now confronted with the fact that they have a baby together and that there might be more to the story than she ever thought, they have to venture into a world of unknown and decide how to move forward. Both side had a powerful story and opinion on what was right … and I was definitely moved by both plights.

I recommend this book to anyone loving a sweet romance filled with emotional strife and secrets to uncover. Really enjoyed their story!

 

 

 

 


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The Cowboy’s Christmas Baby
(The Sweetheart Ranch #3)
By Cathy McDavid
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 Pages
November 1st 2019 by Harlequin Heartwarming

She gifted him with a daughter

He stunned her with the truth

When Tanner Bridwell discovers he’s a father, he gains some much needed hope. A year ago, Tanner lost his livelihood as a champion bull rider, and—more important—Jewel Saunders, the love of his life. Now this cowboy wants to do right by his family. But first he must reveal a stunning secret that will send Jewel and his beloved daughter either packing…or into his arms forever!

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About the Author

As a sophomore in high school, NY Times, USA Today, and Amazon bestselling author Cathy McDavid won a local writing competition with her self-illustrated children’s book. Who knew that small triumph would eventually lead to a career writing contemporary romances with over 1.3 million books sold? With forty-seven titles to date, Cathy is also a member of the prestigious Romance Writers of America’s Honor Roll. This “almost” Arizona native and mother of grown twins recently married her own real-life sweetheart. After leaving the corporate world four years ago, she now spends her days penning stories about good looking men who ride the range or fight fires or hunt creatures all while sweeping the girl off her feet. It’s a tough job but she’s willing to make the sacrifice.

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four-half-stars

* Review * HER TRIPLET’S MISTLETOE DAD by Patricia Johns

* Review * HER TRIPLET’S MISTLETOE DAD by Patricia JohnsHer Triplets' Mistletoe Dad by Patricia Johns
Series: Home to Eagle's Rest #4
Published by Harlequin Heartwarming on November 1, 2019
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four-stars

Can a marriage of convenience…

…really last a lifetime?

Single mom Gabby Rogers needs help raising her newborn triplets, so when her best friend, Seth, proposes a marriage of convenience, she cautiously agrees—on the condition it doesn’t ruin their friendship. As far as the town of Eagle’s Rest knows, Gabby and Seth are the perfect couple, but the imaginary romance soon feels surprisingly real. With the triplets’ first Christmas drawing closer, will Gabby risk showing Seth how she truly feels?

 

HER TRIPLET’S MISTLETOE DAD by Patricia Johns is book four in her Home to Eagle’s Rest series and brings us the story of best friends Gabby and Seth.

Gabby was a bit too stand-offish for my liking. She managed to land in quite a fix and I understood the emotional pain she was going through, but Seth had been her best friends for years yet she kept keeping him at arms length.

Seth had his own heartbreak to live past, but he was a kind, gentle soul and easy to like.

I recommend this story to anyone wanting a sweet holiday romance filled with turmoil, joy and happily ever afters.

four-stars

* Review * HIGHLAND DOC’S CHRISTMAS RESCUE by Susan Carlisle

* Review * HIGHLAND DOC’S CHRISTMAS RESCUE by Susan CarlisleHighland Doc's Christmas Rescue by Susan Carlisle
Series: Pups that Make Miracles #1
Published by Harlequin Medical Romances on ovember 1, 2019
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four-half-stars

A chance to mend her body…

A doc to heal her heart?

In this Pups that Make Miracles story, search-and-rescue worker Cassandra Bellow arrives at Heatherglen Clinic injured and reeling from the loss of her faithful rescue dog. But a Christmas romance with the gorgeous clinic manager, Dr. Lyle Sinclair, along with Heatherglen’s adorable therapy dogs, restores Cass’s lust for life. Except soon she must return to America—unless guarded Lyle asks her to stay…

 

Filled with emotion! With the kick-off book in the brand new Pups That Make Miracles series in the Harlequin Medical Romance line, Susan Carlisle brings us HIGHLAND DOC’S CHRISTMAS RESCUE centering around a recovering search and rescue member and the doctor who runs the clinic she is sent to for rehabilitation.

Cassandra’s story quickly hooks the reader as we learn of the devastating loss of her canine partner during the rescue she herself was injured in. She’s not sure where to go from here … will she ever be able to do the job she once adored if her trusted partner is no longer at her side?

Lyle is easy to like and makes her recover a little more lighthearted than we might have expected once they start falling for each other.

I recommend this story to anyone looking for an emotion filled holiday read filled with a beautiful happily ever after. Really enjoyed the first book in this series and look forward to more to come!

four-half-stars

* Review * A VERY DARE CHRISTMAS by Carly Phillips

* Review * A VERY DARE CHRISTMAS by Carly PhillipsA Very Dare Christmas by Dare to Love
Series: Dare to Love #6.5
Published by CP Publishing on November 12, 2019
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four-stars

Ian Dare misses the alone time and intense sex life he and his wife shared before their children were born. What’s an alpha man to do? He kidnaps Riley for an erotic weekend away before the Christmas rush overwhelms them both.

Riley Dare adores her husband and his dominant and protective ways, and she’s excited to spend time with him minus distractions on a sexy retreat where anything goes … and spontaneity leads to future surprises.

A complete stand-alone for people who haven’t yet read Dare to Love but a special treat for those who want to revisit their favorite couple.

NOTE: this short story was already shared in Carly’s newsletter so if you subscribe you may have read it before but many have asked if they could have this on their Kindle.

 

A VERY DARE CHRISTMAS by Carly Phillips takes us back to where the Dare to Love world all began with a cute and spicy dip into a sexy getaway between Ian and Riley Dare. We get caught up a bit on their family and get some of their signature sexual chemistry pouring off of the pages. Obviously a novella is too short to give us a lot of turmoil or problems to have to work through so it wasn’t a super in depth read, but it was a delightful reunion with one of our favorite couples of the series and fun to read!

four-stars

* Review * DARE TO LOVE by Carly Phillips

* Review * DARE TO LOVE by Carly PhillipsDare to Love by Carly Phillips
Series: Dare to Love #1
Published by CP Publishing on January 10, 2014
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four-half-stars

She arouses his dominant and protective instincts
And he will do anything to possess her …
And does.

When billionaire Ian Dare gets one glimpse of the sensual and irresistible Riley Taylor, he knows that he must have her. But any future he might have with Riley means he'll have to confront his past--a past he'd rather forget. And that's something this NFL team owner won't dare to do--not even for love.

 

Electrifying chemistry! With book one in her Dare to Love series, Carly Phillips introduces us to the Dare family in DARE TO LOVE. Businessman meets temptation … in the form of one woman who should be off limits.

Ian is a well-developed character with a lot of baggage that we learn as the book progresses. His family dynamic is a bit out there, but the connection between siblings is striking.

Riley is his half-brother’s best friend since childhood, but considering his contempt for said half-brother, this isn’t going to play out easily!

I highly recommend this story and series. I’ve read some of the later stories, but since I was getting ready to read the Christmas novella taking us back to Ian and Riley, I went back and devoured their original story first. Really enjoyed it!

four-half-stars

* Book Blitz * THE REBEL by Joanne Rock

 

 

Title: The Rebel
Series: Dynasties: Mesa Falls #1
Author: Joanne Rock
Publishers: Harlequin Desire/
Mills & Boon/HarperCollins AU
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 2, 2019

 

Blurb
He’ll take what’s his—
including the woman who stands in his way.
Marcus Salazar has come to Mesa Falls to buy out his half brother and gain control of the media empire that was his brainchild. But when COO Lily Carrington shows up, she poses a threat to his plan—and his libido. Not even her engagement of convenience to another man can dim Marcus’s desire for her, even as Lily fights for her own future at Salazar Media…and against her attraction to Marcus!

 

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Four-time RITA nominee Joanne Rock has never met a romance sub-genre she didn’t like. The author of over eighty books enjoys writing a wide range of stories, most recently focusing on sexy contemporaries and small town family sagas. An optimist by nature and perpetual seeker of silver linings, Joanne finds romance fits her life outlook perfectly–love is worth fighting for. A frequent speaker at regional and national writing conferences she enjoys giving back to the writing community that nurtured and inspired her early career. She has a Masters degree in Literature from the University of Louisville but credits her fiction writing skills to her intensive study with friend and fellow author Catherine Mann. When she’s not writing, Joanne enjoys travel, especially to see her favorite sports teams play with her former sports editor husband and three athletic-minded sons.
 
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* Review * HOME FOR CHRISTMAS by Catherine Lanigan

* Review * HOME FOR CHRISTMAS by Catherine LaniganHome for Christmas by Catherine Lanigan
Series: Shores of Indian Lake #12
Published by Harlequin Heartwarming on November 1, 2019
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five-stars

Can a magical Christmas under glass…

…bring them back together for good?

Widowed dad Adam Masterson still doesn’t understand why Joy Boston left Indian Lake and broke his heart all those years ago. Now she’s returned to sell her grandfather’s beloved poinsettia greenhouse—and Joy and Adam’s connection is as strong as ever. But Joy has a life in New York. And Adam has only until Christmas to convince Joy that she belongs in Indian Lake—with him.

 

A sweet holiday romance to warm your heart! With book twelve in her beloved Shores of Indian Lake series, Catherine Lanigan brings us the story of widowed single dad Adam and his high school sweetheart who has just returned to Indian Lake for the first time since she broke his heart a decade ago.

Joy catches the reader’s attention quickly as we learn that her beloved grandfather has passed and it’s up to her to return home to the town she swore she’d never step foot into again to sell the poinsettia farm that meant so much to him. She holds a grudge that hasn’t budged in all of these years against the town, and she finds it hard to forget her pain even as the memories of the wonderful life she had with her grandfather start pressing in on her.

Adam moved on from Joy once and went on to live a happy life with a wife and child until an illness a few years ago left him carrying the ropes of fatherhood all on his own. He can’t deny that seeing Joy makes him feel more than he has in a long time, and that in and of itself brings a load of guilt for the woman he loved and lost.

I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for an emotional holiday read that will tug at your heartstrings time and time again. This entire series has been great, but this one is particularly satisfying!

five-stars