Archives for November 13, 2019

* 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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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.


* 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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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!


* 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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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!


* 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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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!


* 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


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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