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* Release Blast/Review * THE STUD NEXT DOOR by Kendall Ryan

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* Release Blast/Review * THE STUD NEXT DOOR by Kendall RyanThe Stud Next Door by Kendall Ryan
Series: Frisky Business #3
on January 19, 2021
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five-stars

Life threw me a curveball. An adorable eight-pound, four-ounce curveball with her mother’s eyes and my dark hair. I’d like to think my single-dad game is strong, but honestly? I’ve been struggling a little.

When a beautiful young woman moves in next door and offers to give me a hand, I jump at the chance to hire her as a nanny. Jessa is amazing with my daughter. She’s also patient, kind, and way too pretty.

The number one rule of hiring a nanny? Don’t bed the nanny.

It’s a rule I intend to keep.

But as the days pass, I begin to realize how much my life is missing. Companionship. Romance. Intimacy. When I discover my heart has space for one more female, it’s a lost cause, another curveball. The hot-as-hell nanny is leaving soon for a mission trip to Central America. No sense in letting myself fantasize about Jessa being a permanent part of my life.

The closer we get, the more difficult it becomes to keep my feelings in check, because my heart won’t listen. And neither will my libido.

Well, you know what they say. Rules are meant to be broken . . .

 

Sexy, sweet and adorable all rolled up into one amazing book! Kendall Ryan does not disappoint with the third installment in her Frisky Business series. THE STUD NEXT DOOR picks up with Connor being the sweetest single dad imaginable and I melted from the very first page. Great plot, sweet characters and just enough sexual tension to make the storyline sizzle.

Connor is the sweetest! He threw his single guy lifestyle out the window when the most amazing baby girl came into his life and he doesn’t regret a moment of it.

Jessa is on a mission to make a mark on her life but she has time for a little sidetrack with a hunky man and an adorable baby girl.

I highly recommend this book and the entire series to anyone who loves a close knit group of guy friends who support each other as each finds their happily ever after.

 

 

 

 

The Stud Next Door
By Kendall Ryan
Release Day: January 19, 2021

 

About the Book

Life threw me a curveball. An adorable eight-pound, four-ounce curveball with her mother’s eyes and my dark hair. I’d like to think my single-dad game is strong, but honestly? I’ve been struggling a little.

When a beautiful young woman moves in next door and offers to give me a hand, I jump at the chance to hire her as a nanny. Jessa is amazing with my daughter. She’s also patient, kind, and way too pretty.

The number one rule of hiring a nanny? Don’t bed the nanny.

It’s a rule I intend to keep.

But as the days pass, I begin to realize how much my life is missing. Companionship. Romance. Intimacy. When I discover my heart has space for one more female, it’s a lost cause, another curveball. The hot-as-hell nanny is leaving soon for a mission trip to Central America. No sense in letting myself fantasize about Jessa being a permanent part of my life.

The closer we get, the more difficult it becomes to keep my feelings in check, because my heart won’t listen. And neither will my libido.

Well, you know what they say. Rules are meant to be broken . . .

 

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About Kendall Ryan

A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than three dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 3 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world.

Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than 100 times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine.

She lives in Texas with her husband and two sons.

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five-stars

* Release Blitz/Review * SPARK by Chelle Bliss

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* Release Blitz/Review * SPARK by Chelle BlissSpark by Chelle Bliss
Series: Men of Inked: Heatwave #6
Published by Bliss Ink on January 12, 2021
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four-stars

Tattooed Protector. Hollywood Princess.

Nick Gallo lives wild and free, avoiding any complications or drama. But when he overhears a conversation at a late-night taco stand, he can’t help but insert his two cents, telling the woman she was too good for that kind of hassle.

Josephine Carmichael lives in the crosshairs of the paparazzi as the child of a Hollywood power-couple. But when her celebrity boyfriend has an affair while they’re on vacation, she takes off to the middle-of-nowhere Florida, ending up crying in her nachos.

And when Nick finds Josephine sleeping in the parking lot of a local store, his protective instincts take over. What starts out as a simple favor, takes them down a road they never imagined.

Spark is the sixth interconnect standalone book in the new steamy romance Men of Inked: Heatwave series by Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author Chelle Bliss.

 

The first scene will have you hooked! With book six in her Men of Inked: Heatwave series Chelle Bliss does not disappoint with SPARK. The characters are intense, their connection is on fire and the genuineness of their hearts is something special. I’m looking forward to more in the series.

Nick is a bit full of himself, but it so works for him! He’s a sweetheart and I enjoyed getting to reconnect with him and the family.

Josephine confused me a bit. I understood the backdrop of her Hollywood fam, but I never got the connection of why she was with the loser boyfriend in the first place. I think her character could have been fleshed out a bit more, but overall she was sincere.

I recommend this book and the entire series to anyone who loves a tight knit group of friends and family being there every step of the way as each one finds love.

 

 

 

Spark (Men of Inked Heatwave 6)

by Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling romance author Chelle Bliss.

Can be read as a standalone.

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Blurb

Nick Gallo lives wild and free, avoiding any complications or drama. But when he overhears a conversation at a late-night taco stand, he can’t help but insert his two cents, telling the woman she was too good for that kind of hassle.

Josephine Carmichael lives in the crosshairs of the paparazzi as the child of a Hollywood power-couple. But when her celebrity boyfriend has an affair while they’re on vacation, she takes off to the middle-of-nowhere Florida, ending up crying in her nachos.

And when Nick finds Josephine sleeping in the parking lot of a local store, his protective instincts take over. What starts out as a simple favor, takes them down a road they never imagined.

Spark is the sixth book in the new steamy romance Men of Inked: Heatwave series by Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author Chelle Bliss.

 

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Meet the Author

USA Today bestselling author Chelle Bliss currently lives in a small town near the Gulf of Mexico. She’s a full-time writer, time-waster extraordinaire, social media addict, and coffee fiend. She’s written over ten books and has two series available. She loves spending her free time with her boyfriend, 2 cats, and her hamster.

Before becoming a writer, Chelle taught high school history for over ten years. She holds a master’s degree in Instructional Technology and a bachelor’s in History. Although history is her first love, writing has become her dream job and she can’t imagine doing anything else.

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four-stars

* Review * WHAT HAPPENS AT THE RANCH … by Christy Jeffries

* Review * WHAT HAPPENS AT THE RANCH … by Christy JeffriesWhat Happens at the Ranch... by Christy Jeffries
Series: Twin Kings Ranch #1
Published by Harlequin Special Edition on January 1, 2021
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five-stars

Their attraction is anything but by the book. Looking after journalist Tessa King should have been a simple assignment for Secret Service agent Grayson Wyatt. But a family tragedy, and a social media faux pas, forces the vice president’s famous daughter to hide out at her family’s Wyoming ranch—and forces Grayson to play cowboy to blend in. Their attraction breaks every protocol—and threatens to expose Tessa’s deepest secret. Worse, the media’s chasing a story that could put everything the couple is fighting for at risk…

 

This series is going to be a lot of fun! With the kick off to her brand new Two Kings Ranch series Christy Jeffries had me instantly hooked with the drama filled first scene of the book. The setting is quaint and the characters are fresh. I’m looking forward to more from the King family!

Tessa is a force to be reckoned with in the public eye, but a tumultuous past has left her with an insecurity that only a select few get to see.

Grayson is an all around good guy. He uses his protective nature to flourish in his job while doing everything in his power to make sure his family is taken care of.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a drama filled family who torment and interfere as much as they love.

five-stars

* Review * HOUSEWIFE CHRONICLES by Jennifer Snow

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* Review * HOUSEWIFE CHRONICLES by Jennifer SnowHousewife Chronicles by Jennifer Snow
Published by Jennifer Snow on January 12, 2021
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four-half-stars

Her husband's affair coming to light two weeks before his death should have been the worst thing to happen to Beth Cartwright that year. But being a widowed, single mom in a community of upper-class housewives is proving to be far more difficult.

Living next door to her husband's mistress and her former yoga instructor-Gina Thompson, has Beth wanting to pack up her teenage kids and get the hell out of the neighborhood. But when she becomes a suspect in her husband's death, she needs to rely on her husband's mistress and the rest of her quirky neighborhood friends to keep her out of jail.

Housewife Chronicles is a dark comedy with a hint of mystery and a focus on unlikely female friendships.

 

Move over Wisteria Lane, there’s a new set of housewives taking center stage! Jennifer Snow is spreading her wings with her latest release HOUSEWIFE CHRONICLES and I loved every minute of it. The concept is fresh, the humor is dark yet witty and the unlikely connection between these women is heartwarming. I’d love to see a series made out of these characters!

Beth’s plight was quick to catch my attention and as things just kept coming at her time and time again, I had to admire how she was holding her head up and pushing through. She was kinder than I would have been under the circumstances.

Gina has a skewed mindset when it comes to standards, but underneath it all she had a good heart and it made her fairly redeemable even though I secretly still had to hate her a little bit.

I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for humor, scandal and a bit of mystery.

four-half-stars

* Review * REDWOOD by Janie Crouch

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* Review * REDWOOD by Janie CrouchRedwood by Janie Crouch
Series: Linear Tactical #11
Published by Calamittie Jane Publishing on January 12, 2021
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four-half-stars

Gavin Zimmerman. Military codename: REDWOOD. This former Special Forces soldier will protect Oak Creek from any threat.

Even one that comes in the form of a delicate blonde with haunted eyes.

A tiny town in Wyoming and the fake ID in her pocket are Lexi Adam’s last chance. She's used her all her resources to escape the danger that hounds her. A danger the whole world would agree she brought on herself.

She just wants a chance to start over, to rest for a moment, but the town's upstanding and oh so sexy sheriff is determined to get to the truth behind her lies.

Even if it gets them both killed.

 

Danger is right around the corner! With the next book in her beloved Linear Tactical series Janie Crouch brings a familiar face into the mix when a quasi-villain from a previous series has to be redeemed enough to be the heroine of this book. REDWOOD is fast paced and attention grabbing. Always looking forward to more in the series!

Lexi is quick to nab a reader’s attention with the predicament she finds herself in. She’s done things that don’t make her proud, but she’s fairly easy to redeem.

Gavin is loyal yet suspicious and easy to like.

I highly recommend this book as well as the entire series to anyone who loves a major dose of suspense and danger mixed in with their romance. This series has a close-knit group of co-workers/friends who carry forward in every book.

four-half-stars

* Review * COME AWAY WITH ME by Rachel Lacey

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* Review * COME AWAY WITH ME by Rachel LaceyCome Away with Me by Rachel Lacey
Series: Midnight in Manhattan #3
Published by Rachel Lacey on January 12, 2021
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four-half-stars

A television star and a flight attendant walk into a bar...

Six months after a traumatic event left actress Piper Sheridan confined to her apartment with debilitating panic attacks, she’s determined to start living her life again. Motivated by an upcoming audition, she summons her courage and goes out for a drink, keeping her identity under wraps. It sounds simple enough, but nothing about going out in public is easy for Piper these days. And her hopes of going unnoticed are stymied by the bubbly blonde on the next barstool.

Flight attendant Chloe Carson is only in New York for the night, and she’s only looking for a little casual fun to go with her cocktail. The mysterious woman beside her isn’t fun, exactly…but she’s intriguing. And beautiful. Even without knowing her name, Chloe is drawn to her. When they share an unexpectedly intimate moment, Chloe knows this is a night she’ll never forget.

Can these two strangers turn a chance encounter into something lasting?

 

Utterly delightful! With the latest in her sweet and sassy lesbian romance series Midnight in Manhattan Rachel Lacey delights her readers with a chance meeting in COME AWAY WITH ME. It’s got an emotional backdrop, but overall is a lowkey fun romance that is sure to please.

Piper and her situation hooked me quickly and I enjoyed watching her overcome her anxiety to go after her dreams and find her forever. She was a bit selfish when it came to her time, but she was redeemable.

Chloe was a sweetheart who you just have to love from the start.

I recommend this book and the entire series to anyone who enjoys a lesbian romance with equal amounts of sweet and steam with emotional turning points in their lives. I’m looking forward to more!

four-half-stars

* Review * THE FOREVER GIRL by Jill Shalvis

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* Review * THE FOREVER GIRL by Jill ShalvisThe Forever Girl by Jill Shalvis
Series: Wildstone #6
Published by William Morrow Paperbacks on January 12, 2021
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five-stars

When Maze returns to Wildstone for the wedding of her estranged bff and the sister of her heart, it’s also a reunion of a once ragtag team of teenagers who had only each other until a tragedy tore them apart and scattered them wide.

Now as adults together again in the lake house, there are secrets and resentments mixed up in all the amazing childhood memories. Unexpectedly, they instantly fall back into their roles: Maze their reckless leader, Cat the den mother, Heather the beloved baby sister, and Walker, a man of mystery.

Life has changed all four of them in immeasurable ways. Maze and Cat must decide if they can rebuild their friendship, and Maze discovers her long-held attraction to Walker hasn’t faded with the years but has only grown stronger.

 

Shalvis shines in her latest release! If ever we needed a group of characters to wrap us up in their world and immerse us in their emotional journey it is now, and Jill Shalvis does not disappoint with THE FOREVER GIRL. The drama is high, the emotions are deep and the journey towards forgiveness is bittersweet. I could not have loved it more!

The characters had me hooked in the very first scene, and as day after day passed we learned more and more of the past no one wanted to talk about, and the love still in their hearts for each other.

I highly recommend this book as well as all of the books in the Wildstone series to anyone looking for an emotional rediscovery of life, friendships and love. I always look forward to my next trip to this cozy California town!

five-stars

* Review * REPEAT OFFENDER by Lani Lynn Vale

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* Review * REPEAT OFFENDER by Lani Lynn ValeRepeat Offender by Lani Lynn Vale
Series: Souls Chapel Revenants MC #1
on January 12, 2021
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four-half-stars

Lynnwood Thatcher Windsor has lived a lot of lies. Seen a lot of good men go down.

But he will not stand by and watch as the world he’s built from the ground up burns to ashes before his eyes. Even if he has to build an army to combat the problem he sees brewing around him.

One step at a time, he carefully lays out his plan, building layer after careful layer until everything is where he wants it to be.

Every part is impeccably played, his pawns are in the perfect place, and then she barrels into his life, totally scattering every single piece he’s set in motion.

The bad thing is, she doesn’t even realize how badly she’s messed up until she’s roused the beast.

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The day that Six Ines Broussard met Lynnwood Thatcher Windsor was the worst day of her life.

First, she has a public breakup with a man she’s not even dating. Second, she has to deal with a black-tie event that she’d rather gouge her eyes out than to go to. Third, she then has to sit at a table for hours on end with the one man she despises.

Just wanting a break, she thinks she’ll lose herself for a few hours and do what she loves to do best—spend time by herself and go for a walk in the middle of nowhere, spot some birds, and get a little sun. Only, her day doesn’t go nearly as planned.

She walks right into the middle of hell. And at the center of it? Lynnwood Thatcher. The mayor. The man that she took one glance at on the night of his inauguration and dismissed as boring. A total stick in the mud.

Only, he’s not so boring shirtless, in the middle of nowhere, doing things that are very illegal.

At first, she’s appalled. Then her interest gets piqued. Stuck-up suit is hot! And he has tattoos. Oh, and let’s not forget one hell of a mouth on him!

Then he goes and kidnaps her, and she realizes that nobody is quite as hot as you thought they were when they’re now holding you hostage.

 

It’s emotional, it’s unexpected and it’s yummy goodness! A fast-paced kick off to Lani Lynn Vale’s brand new series Souls Chapel Revenants MC is sure to delight her fans! With REPEAT OFFENDER, we get the lowdown on Lynn and the team he’s putting together and you won’t want to miss it! I can’t wait for the next book in the series!

We’ve been catching glimpses of Lynn for awhile now when things were going down in other series and he popped up as Mayor of Kilgore, but we’ve never seen him like this … unfiltered, unapologetic and instantly in lust!

Six’s story has a few holes in it, but the instant chemistry with Lynn is off the charts and she is instantly lovable because of it.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves putting together the pieces of a mystery filled with good guys who have to be a little bad to bring down the monsters of the world. I’m so looking forward to the rest of this series!

four-half-stars

* Review * NEIGHBORS by Danielle Steel

* Review * NEIGHBORS by Danielle SteelNeighbors by Danielle Steel
Published by Delacorte Press on January 5, 2021
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four-half-stars

In Danielle Steel’s gripping new novel, a reclusive woman opens up her home to her neighbors in the wake of a devastating earthquake, setting off events that reveal secrets, break relationships apart, and bring strangers together to forge powerful new bonds.

Meredith White was one of Hollywood’s most recognizable faces. But a personal tragedy cut her acting career short and alienated her from her family. For the last fifteen years, Meredith has been living alone in San Francisco with two trusted caretakers. Then, on a muggy late summer day, a massive earthquake strikes Northern California, plunging the Bay Area into chaos. Without a moment’s hesitation, Meredith invites her stunned and shaken neighbors into her mostly undamaged home as the recovery begins.

These people did not even realize that movie star Meredith White was living on their street. Now, they are sharing her mansion, as well as their most closely kept secrets. Without the walls and privacy of their own homes, one by one, new relationships are forged. For every neighbor there is a story, from the doctor whose wife and children fear him, to the beautiful young woman dating a dishonorable man, to the aspiring writer caring for a famous blind musician.

In the heart of the crisis, Meredith finds herself venturing back into the world. And thanks to the suspicions and the dogged detective work of a disaster relief volunteer, a former military officer named Charles, a shocking truth about her own world is exposed. Suddenly Meredith sees her isolation, her estranged family, and even her acting career in a whole new light.

Filled with powerful human dramas, Neighbors is a penetrating look at how our world can be upended in a moment. In a novel of unforgettable characters and stunning twists, acts of love and courage become the most powerful forces of all.

 

Danielle Steel is the queen of wrapping a group of characters around your heart and not letting go! With her latest release NEIGHBOR, Steel quickly delves into the past of an aging Hollywood recluse showcasing the personal tragedy that led her to close herself off from the world and into her elaborate mansion with only her trusted caretakers.

Meredith White may have been living life out of the spotlight for a decade and a half, but when an earthquake endangers her San Francisco neighborhood, she’s quick to offer up her home as a sanctuary to several displaced neighbors. We’re quickly thrust into a fast paced telling of recovery, healing and moving into the next stage of livelihood as turmoil thrives and forever friendships are forged. The characters are enchanting, the drama is spot on and the happily ever afters are well-deserved.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys an interwoven story of friendship and life lessons with light romantic elements.

four-half-stars

* Review * ONE NIGHT IN TEXAS by Charlene Sands

* Review * ONE NIGHT IN TEXAS by Charlene SandsOne Night in Texas by Charlene Sands
Series: Texas Cattleman's Club: Rags to Riches #8
Published by Harlequin Desire on January 1, 2021
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four-stars

She was an employee’s daughter. He was the heir.

Now the tables have turned…

Gracie Diaz is no longer a young girl watching the Wingate family from afar. She’s a woman of means after a lucky lottery win. And she’s pregnant with Sebastian Wingate’s child, thanks to a red-hot night after a Texas Cattleman’s Club ball. But his family has nearly lost everything. Is he seducing her just to use her newfound wealth?

 

A delectable conclusion to the Texas Cattleman’s Club: Rags to Riches series! This has been a great series with lots of drama, sexual tension and happily ever afters. Since we learned who the evil mastermind was who was the cause of all of the turmoil the Wingates had been going through in the previous book, this book concentrated mostly on the strife playing out between the main couple.

Sebastian will be quite familiar to anyone who read the last book in the series that centered around his twin brother Sutton. He’s kind, the life of any party and a solid businessman.

I really wanted to love Gracie. She hit it big when she won the lottery that now is making all of her dreams a reality, but she’s so distrustful of Sebastian that she’s not easy to like.

I recommend this book and the entire series to anyone who loves a fast paced plot filled with passion, deception and family saga!

four-stars