Archives for January 28, 2020

* Review * WHITEOUT by Adriana Anders

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Review * WHITEOUT by Adriana AndersWhiteout by Adriana Anders
Series: Survival Instincts #1
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on January 28, 2020
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With a storm coming and a killer on the loose, every step could be their last...

Angel Smith is finally ready to leave Antarctica for a second chance at life. But on what was meant to be her last day, the remote research station she's been calling home is attacked. Hunted and scared, she and irritatingly gorgeous glaciologist Ford Cooper barely make it out with their lives...only to realize that in a place this remote, there's nowhere left to run.

Isolated with no power, no way to contact the outside world, and a madman on their heels, Angel and Ford must fight to survive in the most inhospitable—and beautiful—place on earth. But what starts as a partnership born of necessity quickly turns into an urgent connection that burns bright and hot. They both know there's little chance of making it out alive, and yet they are determined to weather the coming storm—no matter the cost.

Survival Instincts Series:
Deep Blue (novella—featured in Turn the Tide)
Whiteout (Book 1)


Must read edge-of-your-seat suspense! With the first book in her much anticipated Survival Instincts series, Adriana Anders does not disappoint with WHITEOUT. The setting is brutal, the characters are attention grabbing and the plot is what nightmares are made of.

Angel is a delight. We start the story liking her just from her upbeat personality, but as the life threatening conditions deepen, we only like her more and more as her tenacity and grit bring forth an unstoppable character.

Ford is yummy! He’s all the best in gruff and snark and then absolutely scrumptious in sex appeal and heart. If you read the prequel story DEEP BLUE, you will get a chance to reconnect with Ford’s brother Eric and his love Zoe towards the end of this book.

I recommend this story to anyone who loves non-stop danger and adventure mixed with passion and heart. Looking forward to what the series will bring next!


* Review * THE WAY BACK TO YOU by Sharon Sala

* Review * THE WAY BACK TO YOU by Sharon SalaThe Way Back to You by Sharon Sala
Series: Blessings, Georgia #9
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on December 31, 2019
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What do you do when your whole life is turned upside down?

Sully Raines sets out to find his birth mother, and ends up in Blessings, Georgia. A new surprise awaits him here, but of the best kind—his childhood sweetheart, whom he hasn't seen since she moved away when they were teens, is living in Blessings now. He's not sure she's as happy to see him as he is to see her, but it's been a lot of years, and a lot of water under the bridge...

Sully's heartfelt search for answers about his past might just turn out to be the key to his future...


Exciting from start to finish! With book nine in her beloved Blessings, Georgia series Sharon Sala takes us on a roller coaster ride of emotions in THE WAY BACK TO YOU. The plot is rich with drama and the characters are full of heart.

Sully is so easy to fall for right from the start. He’s sweet, he’s kind, he’s a take charge rescuer. I really enjoyed going on the journey of finding his birth mother with him and watching him find his long lost love.

Melissa is a delight and can’t believe her luck of reconnecting with her teenage sweetheart at just the right time to save her from catastrophe. She’s had a lot of ups and downs in her life and it’s great to see her finally getting another happy ending.

I recommend this book and the entire series to anyone who loves a small town filled with good-hearted quirky characters who bring a story to life.


* Review * LUCKY CHANCE COWBOY by Teri Anne Stanley

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Review * LUCKY CHANCE COWBOY by Teri Anne StanleyLucky Chance Cowboy by Teri Anne Stanley
Series: Big Chance Dog Rescue #2
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on January 28, 2020
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At Big Chance Dog Rescue, everyone can find a forever home

Marcus Talbott is a soldier through and through, and he's not going to let an injury keep him from his Army unit. Sure, his last mission nearly broke his back, but that's nothing his positive attitude and work ethic can't fix, right? In the meantime, he's got a place on the board at the Big Chance Dog Rescue, and flirting with his friend's sassy sister, Emma, is a welcome distraction.

Emma Stern is barely scraping by while working and caring for her elderly grandfather, but she's running out of options—and hope. The last thing she has time for is Marcus and his flirting, sexy as he might be. But every time Emma thinks she's reached the end of her rope, Marcus is there to lend a hand. Maybe there's more to the handsome playboy after all...

Big Chance Dog Rescue Series:
Big Chance Cowboy (Book 1)
Lucky Chance Cowboy (Book 2)


Sexy soldiers with loads of heart! With the second book in her Big Chance Dog Rescue series Teri Anne Stanley delights with another wounded soldier finding love in LUCKY CHANCE COWBOY. If you read the first book in the series you will recognize and reconnect with most of the characters quickly.

Marcus is an enjoyable character. He is a good guy trying to heal enough from his back injury to get back to active duty with his team. He doesn’t want to admit the pain he’s truly in on a daily basis, and the distraction of flirting with Emma is too good to pass up.

Emma is easy to connect with. She’s in over her head trying to take care of her cantankerous grandfather, work at the feed store and find time to help her brother Adam with the dog rescue here and there … the last thing she has time for is a man. Too bad Marcus seems to get to her more than anyone ever has.

I recommend this book and the entire series to anyone who enjoys a heartwarming yet sexy read about former soldier’s helping rescue dogs with some romance thrown in as they each stumble across their happily ever after.


* Review * FIRECRACKER by Kelly Jamieson

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* Review * FIRECRACKER by Kelly JamiesonFirecracker by Kelly Jamieson
Published by Kelly Jamieson Inc on January 28, 2020
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Arden Lennox’s charmed life may be in pieces, but she’d sooner get her hoohaw bleached than move back in with her parents. She’s no longer the prom-queen princess married to the football star. She’s a broke, penniless widow, and it’s time she stood on her own two feet.

An under-construction unit in a quaint Chicago brownstone is cheap (free), but it comes with an unexpected surprise. Tyler Ramirez, her brother’s gawky high school best friend, is now a smoking hot firefighter who spends most of his spare time in her unit hammering, drilling, and screwing. Usually with his shirt off—a temptation she has no intention of indulging.

Tyler can’t believe his high school crush is living right across the hall, or how fast his fierce lust for her comes blazing back. She’s still gorgeous—a little sadder, a little quieter, but still with the amazing smile and sweet body that fueled his awkward teenage fantasies.

Despite her best intentions, Arden can’t resist grown up Tyler but the sparks between them send her into full retreat. And by the time she realizes the heat between them could last a lifetime, it could be too late to tell him…


She was his teenage crush, now he’s her fantasy come true! With her latest, Kelly Jamieson brings us a delectable cast of characters in FIRECRACKER. I sincerely hope this becomes a series because I have got to get my hands on Jamie & Mila’s story and man, Liam and Danny would be the bomb too! Great characters, easy connections and so much heat!

Arden is super easy to like as we try to figure out her story. She’s a bit lost and trying to find her way back to herself, and as we get to know the ashes she’s stepping out of, we understand what makes her weary.

Tyler is yummy! He’s kind, he’s sweet, he’s sensitive and man does he know how to rock her world! Watching him fall for the one who starred in his teenage dreams is super sweet … and he just keeps getting better and better throughout the book.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a close-knit cast of family and friends and a story line with so much heat it sizzles! I adored this book and hope there’s more to come.