Archives for May 3, 2020

* Review * SCANDALOUS REUNION by Jules Bennett

* Review * SCANDALOUS REUNION by Jules BennettScandalous Reunion by Jules Bennett
Series: Lockwood Lightning #2
Published by Harlequin Desire on May 1, 2020
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Is his on-again lover

plotting his downfall?

“Did you think I’d kiss you

and then agree to your terms?”

Back in town after sixteen years, Tennessee attorney Maty Taylor has to persuade her ex-lover—billionaire bourbon maker Sam Hawkins—to sell his priceless distillery. The stakes are high, since Maty’s being blackmailed to persuade him. Sensing trouble, Sam refuses the offer, even as renewed desire surges between them. But will his hidden agenda cost him a second chance with Maty?

Temptation galore! Returning with book two in her Lockwood Lightning series, Jules Bennett brings SCANDALOUS REUNION to life with the introduction of Maty Taylor returning to Green Valley after leaving Sam Hawkins 16 years ago. This reunion of first loves is quick to catch the reader’s eye as the characters are captivating and the plot development is fast paced. I’m looking forward to more in the series!

If you read the first book in the series you will be familiar with bourbon maker Sam from his interaction with Nick to try to take Rusty Lockwood down. He’s easy to connect with and earned my loyalty from the start.

Maty however has to redeem herself a little bit. She left Sam heartbroken years ago to pursue her career and now she’s back in town with the sole reason of convincing him to sell his beloved dream company because she’s being blackmailed.

I highly recommend this book and the series as a whole to anyone who enjoys a fast paced story line that involves romance, drama and a family saga in the making.


* Review * AFTER HOURS SEDUCTION by Janice Maynard

* Review * AFTER HOURS SEDUCTION by Janice MaynardAfter Hours Seduction by Janice Maynard
Series: The Men of Stone River #1
Published by Harlequin Desire on May 1, 2020
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Long hours alone with her ex.

What could go wrong?

Wanting him was a mistake,

And still she said yes…

When Katie Duncan agrees to work with her boss’s brother, she knows she’s stepping into the lion’s den. The man she’ll be living with is her former lover, billionaire Quinten Stone. Their passion sizzled until Katie couldn’t accept Quinten’s wealthy world. She’d walked away to save herself. Now the alpha CEO is back in her life, tempting as ever…and hell-bent on seducing Katie back into his bed…


A decadent reunion! With the first book in her brand new The Men of Stone River series, Janice Maynard delights her readers with a new family dynasty to sink their teeth into. The Stone brothers spend their days running their successful outdoor gear company and their nights enjoying life … or not. With this first book, we get Quin’s story and meet his brothers. I loved their dynamic and look forward to more in the series!

Quinten Stone is easy to like. He’s recovering from an accident that change his life forever, and he’s anxious to get out and enjoy the world again. To avoid an over-eager backslide, his brothers decide to send the job to him in his isolated Maine home.

Katie Duncan is a strong, sassy character. She can’t really believe she let her boss Farrell convince her to go stay with Quin during his recovery to get some work taken care of … but considering he didn’t know about her secret love affair with his brother, she couldn’t exactly use the awkward factor as a reason not to go.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a romantic reunion. The book was fast paced and had lots of interaction and plot points. I really enjoyed it and look forward to Farrell’s story next.


* Review * BAD BUSINESS by JC Harroway

* Review * BAD BUSINESS by JC HarrowayBad Business by JC Harroway
Series: The Pleasure Pact #1
Published by Harlequin Dare on May 1, 2020
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After my sister died, I knew I owed it to her and myself to get out there and start living. First order—calling off my wedding to a man I didn’t love. Then a margarita-filled night led to an agreement with my best friends: The Pleasure Pact. We’ve all agreed to live in the moment, which means behaving badly, embracing passion and saying yes to every adventure…even a red-hot holiday fling.

When I agreed to go honeymooning solo in sunny Fiji, I didn’t expect to find a gorgeous paddleboard instructor ready and waiting to take my mind off the mundanity of real life. The mysterious Ryan Dempsey is exactly what I need: no rings, no romance, just raw sex appeal. His enigmatic past has turned him off love—now he’s all about lust and spontaneity.

Ryan might be set on keeping things casual, but each electrifying encounter with him only shows me that our scorching chemistry goes beyond the physical. Can I convince this sworn bachelor that risking our tropical affair for a deeper connection is worth it?


Smokin’ hot and oh so yummy! With the first book in her brand new The Pleasure Pact series JC Harroway takes us on a tropical lust-filled adventure. The premise of the story is fun and flirty, it’s fast paced and steamy and the characters are easy to like.

Grace Metcalf has decided to let her sassy side fly as she changes her life to live for the moment after suffering great loss. She’s no longer going to settle, she’s going to live life to it’s fullest and enjoy it all.

Ryan Dempsey is divine. He’s attractive, kind and adores his grandmother, so what’s not to love? Oh, did I forget to mention he breaks out in hives at the thought of commitment?

I recommend this book to anyone wanting an easy, steamy read with a happily ever after. I’m looking forward to the next book in the series!


* Review * HER TEXAS RENEGADE by Joanne Rock

* Review * HER TEXAS RENEGADE by Joanne RockHer Texas Renegade by Joanne Rock
Series: Texas Cattleman's Club: Inheritance #6
Published by Harlequin Desire on May 1, 2020
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Will she give in to temptation with her ex?

Mixing business and pleasure with a former flame,

she’s bound to get burned…

Wealthy widow and business owner Miranda Dupree needs a security expert, and her ex, bad-boy-hacker-turned-security-magnate, Kai Maddox, is perfect for the job. But can they keep their steamy, tumultuous romance in the past when the renegade billionaire is so darned tempting? Miranda can’t help herself, and soon an innocent business proposition leads to a replay of passion beyond their control…


Irresistibly appealing! With the sixth and final book in the exciting Texas Cattleman’s Club: Inheritance series, Joanne Rock brings a happily ever after for the ever-elusive Miranda in HER TEXAS RENEGADE. Many loose ends were tied up and a reunion of first loves made this final chapter in the story line dazzling.

Miranda has held our attention throughout the series because from the very first chapter of the first book she was being hung out to dry as the enemy … as the books progressed, we learned that simply wasn’t true and she had secrets behind this inheritance that she wasn’t telling. In this book we learn the truth, and we learn more about her.

Kai was her first love, so that made him intriguing to us since he was first brought into the picture in the previous book. He’s instantly dismissive of working with her, but it doesn’t take long for that old flame to reignite.

I highly recommend this book and the entire series to anyone who enjoys a family saga chocked full of love, desire, deceit and eventual happily ever afters. It was quite an attention grabbing, entertaining series. Really enjoyed!