Archives for September 30, 2020

* Review * ONE SCANDALOUS CHRISTMAS EVE by Susan Stephens

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Review * ONE SCANDALOUS CHRISTMAS EVE by Susan StephensOne Scandalous Christmas Eve by Susan Stephens
Series: The Acostas! #8
Published by Harlequin Presents on October 1, 2020
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All the billionaire wants for Christmas is her, in his bed!

Smouldering Dante Acosta has got to be physiotherapist Jess’s sexiest client yet. Even injured, the playboy polo champion exudes a raw power that makes Jess giddy…until she discovers he’s bought her parents’ farm out from under her!

Jess’s indignation only adds fuel to the fire raging between them, as they try — and fail — to resist each other. Dante is prepared to fight for their chemistry this Christmas — is he prepared to fight for Jess’s heart?


Captivating and delicious! With a return to her heated Acosta’s! series Susan Stephens brings Dante to the forefront as he deals with an attraction he can’t resist. The storyline was interesting and though the relationship was a bit rushed I enjoyed their connection quite a bit. I missed a reconnection with the Acosta’s however since Dante’s family was not well developed and only slightly mention in this story. Overall a solid read.

Jess is a sweetheart of a character. She has been a great daughter to his father as he fell apart during his grief over her mother’s death several years ago and she’s trying everything in her power to pull the pieces of his once thriving horse farm back together. Seeing her once teen crush show up unexpectedly takes her breath away a bit.

Dante is rich and powerful but very down to earth and easy to like. He’s fighting the therapy he needs to recover from an injury, but once Jess is onboard as his physiotherapist things begin to move forward quickly in many aspects of his life.

I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys an unlikely connection with a rich storyline.


* Review * THE LINE OF DUTY by Nichole Severn

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Review * THE LINE OF DUTY by Nichole SevernThe Line of Duty by Nichole Severn
Series: Blackhawk Security #6
Published by Harlequin Intrigue on October 1, 2020
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Stranded in the Alaskan wilderness,

they must rely on each other to survive.

When Blackhawk operative Vincent Kalani boarded an airplane, he never expected it to crash into the Alaskan mountains. On the ground, by-the-book police officer Shea Ramsey becomes his unlikely partner in survival. Shea was headed to New York to fight for custody of her son, but now she’s fighting for her life with an ex-cop who’s equal parts inscrutable and unpredictable.


Unexpected danger unites their survival instincts! With book six in her always intense Blackhawk Security series Nichole Severn brings us a gut-wrenching twist for Vincent Kalani. I’ve enjoyed this entire series and seeing Vincent get some answers to things that have haunted him is fulfilling.

Vincent Kalani is tough and methodical in his handling of life, but his kind heart makes him easy to like. When ghosts from his past come to life in the most dangerous way he has to find a way to keep himself and Shea safe as their connection deepens.

Shea Ramsey is a take no gruff type of cop and she doesn’t think too highly of Vincent and his group of so-called vigilantes, but tough times call for drastic measures so she finds herself joining forces with him to get out of this dangerous predicament.

I highly recommend this book and the entire series to anyone who enjoys an intense story of intrigue and danger with romance mixed in amongst a close-knit group of co-workers.


* Review * COLTON’S SECRET HISTORY by Jennifer D. Bokal

* Review * COLTON’S SECRET HISTORY by Jennifer D. BokalColton's Secret History by Jennifer D. Bokal
Series: The Coltons of Kansas #3
Published by Harlequin Romantic Suspense on September 1, 2020
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It’s their second chance at love.

Will the truth come between them?

Returning to her hometown, health investigator Bridgette Colton is reluctantly reunited with old flame Luke Walker. For years, emotionally scarred Bridgette has kept a life-changing secret from Luke. But now their bond lands Bridgette squarely in the path of a terrifying stalker. Losing her heart to Luke again could be a fatal mistake…for them both.


Will their reunion be cut short when a stalker gets too close? With the third book in the intriguing Coltons of Kansas series Jennifer D. Bokal delights readers with a reunion of first loves with some intrigue and stalking mixed in to keep things exciting. The ending was a tad abrupt, but I enjoyed their story a lot and look forward to more secrets being uncovered as the series continues.

Bridgette Colton is a character that nabs your heart easily as a reader. Her chance at forever was short lived and the young widow finds it comforting that her latest case has brought her home to family and Braxville. What she wasn’t expecting at all was to get up close and personal with her first love again.

Luke Walker is kind-hearted and comforting, so it’s easy to see why the town turns to him for companionship and help. He can’t deny the skip of his heart when he sees Bridgette again and is interested to know why she acts like he is the bad guy of the past.

I highly recommend this book as well as the entire series to anyone who enjoys an extended family who always has each others back mixed with an ongoing mystery to keep us guessing and an interesting plot of it’s own in each book.