Archives for July 27, 2020

* Review * INSATIABLE HUNGER by Yahrah St. John

* Review * INSATIABLE HUNGER by Yahrah St. JohnInsatiable Hunger by Yahrah St. John
Series: Dynasties: Seven Sins #3
Published by Harlequin Desire on July 1, 2020
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She’s just a friend but he craves so much more…
His unbridled appetites could cost him everything.

Ryan Hathaway isn’t about to let his friend marry the wrong guy—not when the right guy is him. But getting out of Jessie Acosta’s friend zone could destroy his plans to become Black Crescent’s CEO. He can’t afford to give in to the overwhelming temptation of wanting her. But with another man looming in Jessie’s life, Ryan can’t afford not to…


Unrequited love turns to into so much more in the latest from Yahrah St. John … and I loved it! With the third book in the always entertaining Dynasties: Seven Sins series emotions are high and sexual tension is flowing as these long time best friends turn into electrifying lovers!

I adored Ryan Hathaway from the start. He’s truly a nice guy, he’s loyal and he’s just simply delicious.

Jessie Acosta is a bit harder to like. She’s justified in her attitude towards Black Crescent investments, but she carried her hatred a bit far at times … and keeping him on a string while other offers are in the air didn’t make me a bigger fan.

I highly recommend this book and the entire series to anyone who enjoys a fast paced story with strong characters, high end business sense and passionate connections. I’m looking forward to more to come in the series!


* Review * SEARCHING FOR LOVE by Melissa Foster

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Review * SEARCHING FOR LOVE by Melissa FosterSearching for Love by Melissa Foster
Series: The Bradens & Montgomerys #6
Published by World Literary Press on July 29, 2020
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Zev Braden and Carly Dylan have known each other their whole lives. Their close-knit families were sure they were destined to marry—until a devastating tragedy struck, breaking the two lovers apart. Over the next decade Zev, a nomadic treasure hunter, rarely returned to his hometown, and Carly became a chocolatier and built a whole new life across the country. When a chance encounter brings them back into each other’s lives, can they find the true love that once existed, or will shattered dreams and broken hearts prevail? Find out in Searching for Love, a deliciously sexy, funny, and emotional second-chance romance.


A magical reunion of first loves! With book six in her always popular The Bradens and Montgomerys series Melissa Foster continues to delight her readers with captivating characters and emotional love stories! I felt my attention waning a bit because this seemed like a longer than average book for this author, but overall it is another hit for the series with tempting characters, sweet love stories and steamy connections wrapped up in a strong background of family and friends. Looking forward to the next in the series!

Zev Braden walked away from the life that he loved when tragedy struck a decade ago and watching him walk back into the heart of the one he left behind is pure magic.

Carly Dylan is adorable. Losing Zev broke something inside her, but she picked up the pieces and made herself into something to be proud of. She’s awestruck the moment she sees him again … but can she ever trust him not to walk away again?

I highly recommend this book as well as the series as a whole to anyone who loves a deeply connected couple with family surrounding them as they find their way back to each other. There are tears, laughter and so many heartwarming moments to enjoy!


* Review * VENGEANCE ROAD by Christine Feehan

* Review * VENGEANCE ROAD by Christine FeehanVengeance Road by Christine Feehan
Series: Torpedo Ink #2
Published by Berkley on January 29, 2019
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Breezy Simmons was born into a ruthless motorcycle club—and now that she’s out, she’s never going to be that girl again. But when her past catches up with her, Breezy must go to Sea Haven to seek out the man who almost destroyed her. The man who chose his club over her and left her feeling used and alone.

As vice president of Torpedo Ink, Steele is ride or die for the brothers he lived through hell with. He never thought he’d find something as pure as his feelings for Breezy, or that keeping her safe would mean driving her away with cruel words that turned her love for him to ash.

Now, Steele won’t let her walk away twice. He’ll do whatever it takes to make Breezy his woman again—especially when he learns the real reason she came to him for help, and that the stakes are higher than he ever could have imagined…


Intense and unputdownable! With an explosive return to Sea Haven and the men and women of Torpedo Ink MC Christine Feehan nabs the reader from the first page when VP Steele’s former love comes crashing into the clubhouse. The tension is high, the emotions are all over the place and the steam is off the charts. Looking forward to diving into more of the series soon!

Breezy Simmons has a readers attention from the second the first chapter starts because we can almost feel her pulse rising and fear taking over as she prepares to step foot into the place she hates most in the world. She’s an intense character who has to not only confront the fear of what she might lose, but the roller coaster of feeling over the life she’s led and the man she never stopped loving.

Lyov “Steele” Russak is intense. He made himself the healer and protector of his family and friends during their childhood of despair and nothing much has changed in his attitude to this day. He’ll do anything he has to in order to protect … even send away the only woman he’s ever loved.

I highly recommend this book and the series as a whole to anyone who enjoys a powerful MC who isn’t afraid to get their hands dirty if it means their loved ones are safe. There’s a history of intense abuse behind this MC, but a whole lot of heart shines through as they find their happily ever afters who are willing to love them through the horrors their memories won’t let them forget.

* Review * SECRETS FROM A HAPPY MARRIAGE by Maisey Yates

* Review * SECRETS FROM A HAPPY MARRIAGE by Maisey YatesSecrets from a Happy Marriage by Maisey Yates
Published by HQN Books on May 12, 2020
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Maisey Yates’s new novel introduces the women of the Lighthouse Inn B&B. They might not have it all together, but this summer, they’ll discover that together, they might still have it all…

Rachel Henderson’s family is falling apart. Becoming a widow—especially at this age—is heartbreaking. With her teenage daughter, Emma, leaving soon for college, Rachel needs a friend—but local diner owner Adam is the last person she ever thought she’d lean on.

From the outside, her little sister, Anna, has a picture-perfect marriage. But the weight of it is suffocating her. The only way for her to breathe again comes at a high price, one she’s not so sure she can pay.

After raising two daughters on her own, their mother, Wendy, knows just how hard life can be. She’s done things she’s not proud of, things she desperately wants to keep from her girls—until keeping quiet is no longer an option.

As long-held secrets bubble up and their old lives unravel, this family will need all their strength to start again and open their hearts up to the possibility of more. But most of all, they’ll need each other…


A culmination of relationships old and new tear at the seams of this family’s dynamic! Maisey Yates has the reader’s attention quickly with SECRETS FROM A HAPPY MARRIAGE. As one marriage shows true love even in the darkest days, another self-destructs before our eyes and we’re left watching the pieces crumble. I really enjoyed getting to know these two sisters, their mother and the teen daughter of one try to figure out life after all is said and done. I would have liked a little more closure to the endings for some of them, but overall I enjoyed the characters a lot.

Rachel Henderson was one of my favorites in the book from the start because I could sympathize with her loss, but see the beauty of her growing friendship with Adam as it developed into more.

Rachel’s little sister Anna will resonate with anyone who has ever felt unseen in a room full of people. She has a good heart, and she feels so much, but she self-sabotages instead of standing up for herself and what she needs.

Rachel’s mother Wendy has a smaller presence in the book, but her teachings and beliefs bring a strong structure to what her daughters built their relationships on, so when secrets are uncovered, things become a bit dicey!

I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a close knit family who readily admit they aren’t perfect as they traverse the every day road of life and hope against hope for a happily ever after. The characterization was rich and the plot was thick with emotion.