Archives for April 22, 2020

* Review * DON’T CRY FOR ME by Rachel Lacey

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Review * DON’T CRY FOR ME by Rachel LaceyDon't Cry for Me by Rachel Lacey
Series: Midnight in Manhattan #1
Published by Rachel Lacey on April 21, 2020
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A frosty television host, a bubbly bar owner, and a litter of abandoned kittens. The recipe for ratings gold…or heartbreak?

Eve Marlow has her eyes on the prize: a third season of her popular business makeover show, Do Over. But when her ratings take an unexpected dive, Eve needs a blockbuster new client, or she can kiss season three goodbye. She has her work cut out for her, and that’s before she discovers a litter of newborn kittens in a trash can. Now she’s desperate to find someone to take them so she can concentrate on reviving her career.

Josie Swanson had to put her kitten rescue on the back burner when she inherited her father’s bar two years ago. Since then, she’s invested all her time and energy into keeping it afloat, but despite her best efforts, Swanson’s is going under. When she gets a phone call from Eve Marlow, host of the television show Josie applied to earlier that year, the woman she’s convinced can save her bar, Josie hopes her luck has finally turned.

Eve knows what she needs to succeed, and it isn’t Josie—or her bar. There’s no denying the chemistry sizzling between them, though. Josie’s personality is as vibrant as her turquoise-tipped hair. She stirs things in Eve that haven’t been stirred in a long time, but there’s a reason she keeps her heart under lock and key. Eve stands to lose a lot more than her TV show if she lets her guard down, no matter how tempted she is to see if Josie’s love would be worth the risk.


Love when they least expect it! With the first book in her new lesbian romance series Midnight in Manhattan, Rachel Lacey takes us on a delectable journey of healing with DON’T CRY FOR ME. It was emotional and super satisfying!

Eve Marlow is the first to catch a reader’s eye as she discovers a batch of abandoned kittens that she needs to find help for. This puts her in touch with Josie who turns out to be so much more than she ever expected. She has an emotional back story and a wall around her heart … but Josie might be just the person to bring it tumbling down.

Josie Swanson put her kitten rescuing on hold to run her father’s bar after his death a couple of years ago and now she finds herself overworked and still barely holding her head above water. The coincidence of running into Eve who has a reality TV show about saving businesses just like hers can’t possibly be for nothing. She has to convince her to take her on … maybe as more than a client if she plays her cards right!

I highly recommend this story to anyone who enjoys a couple who overcomes a lot to make it to their happily ever after. Emotions are high, but there’s the adorable side of baby kitties to balance it out.


* Review * ONE NIGHT WITH HIS RIVAL by Robyn Grady

* Review * ONE NIGHT WITH HIS RIVAL by Robyn GradyOne Night with His Rival by Robyn Grady
Series: About That Night #2
Published by Harlequin Desire on March 1, 2020
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Selling his soul for a sizzling night of passion…

“Wanting something doesn’t make it good for you.”

Wealthy horse breeder Ajax Rawson can have any woman he wants. So why can’t he keep his hands off the one woman he can’t have? Beautiful, independent and passionate, Veda Darnel is the daughter of his family’s biggest competitor. Years of bad business blood makes their affair dangerous…and forbidden. But will accusations of foul play end their star-crossed romance before it even begins?


Undeniable passion! With the second book in her About That Night series, Robyn Grady brings us a story of forbidden romance in ONE NIGHT WITH HIS RIVAL. The characters were easy to like and the story line pulled me in quickly.

Ajax is a kindhearted businessman who isn’t afraid to show his softer side to the woman he is quickly falling for.

Veda tries to fight their connection because everybody knows that their father’s will never get along … but temptation is too strong!

I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a fast paced romance between two rivals where the family builds a strong background in the story line.



* Review * REVELATIONS OF A SECRET PRINCESS by Annie WestRevelations of a Secret Princess by Annie West
Published by Harlequin Presents on March 1, 2020
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A princess in disguise…

To find her precious daughter, stolen from her at birth, Princess Carolina will do anything. Including masquerading as a nanny! Jake Maynard, her daughter’s uncle, is all that’s standing in the way of the reunion Caro has yearned for. If only her body got the message he’s the enemy…

Caro knows this powerful billionaire won’t give up the only family he has left. Yet after years of emotional numbness, Jake is reawakening her! He shows Caro a life filled with passion, not protocol, but what will happen when Jake discovers her true identity?


A precious reunion and a happily ever after for all! With REVELATIONS OF A SECRET PRINCESS Annie West takes us on a roller coaster ride of emotions. There’s been loss of family and loss of precious time, but a sweet love story is brewing along the way as well. I enjoyed their story!

Caro grabbed a reader’s attention very quickly in the story when we realized she was interviewing for a nanny position of the child she thinks is her own daughter. I was quick to sympathize and hope they would be reunited.

Jake is a caring uncle of his orphaned niece and would do anything to protect her, so when he realizes that Caro is secretly Princess Carolina and believes his niece is her stolen daughter, he sets out to find answers … even as they grow closer to each other.

I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a little subterfuge and mystery with their romance. It had a bit of sadness, a romance festering along the way and a sweet reunion between mother and child.