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* Release Blast/Review * QUIT BEIN’ UGLY by Lani Lynn Vale

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* Release Blast/Review * QUIT BEIN’ UGLY by Lani Lynn ValeQuit Bein' Ugly by Lani Lynn Vale
Series: The Southern Gentleman Series #3
on April 20, 2021
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five-stars

There’s a crush, and then there are the type of feelings that Croft Cruisie evokes from a person.

He’s everything that any straight woman would want: tall, handsome, charismatic, muscular, and sweet.

At least, Carmichael thought he was sweet, until he brings another woman to the gym she owns with her brother, on the night that’s to be their first date, and lets her know in a quick and painful, non-verbal way that her feelings are not reciprocated.

Fast forward six months, and she’s still trying to move on from the rejection.

It doesn’t help that the jerk moves in next door to her, and that she has to see him workout shirtless every single day.

How can a woman get over a silly crush when that silly crush won’t so much as give her room to breathe?

***

Croft doesn’t know what happened.

One day he was supposed to go on a date with the girl that wouldn’t leave his thoughts for even a second, and the next she’s avoiding him like the plague.

No matter how hard he tries—and admittedly, it isn’t all that hard due to the biggest case of his career taking over his life—he can’t get her to tell him what he did wrong. She refuses to give him a second chance.

At least, not until he’s nearly killed in front of the courthouse, that is.

The moment he sees his chance, he pounces. Or, more literally, he limps.

But the limping is what draws Carmichael in. The Southern charm that was instilled in him since birth will be what gets her to stay.

That’s his plan, anyway.

Funny thing about plans… they never seem to work out how you expect them to.

 

Unrequited love turns into sizzling temptation in the conclusion of the Southern Gentleman series! In QUIT BEIN’ UGLY Lani Lynn Vale brings the hero we’ve all been waiting for his happily ever after in a dramatic way and I loved it! Great characters, intense feelings and enough intrigue to keep us guessing.

Croft came across as sure of himself and a bit conceited earlier in the series so although we wanted him, we were also ready to dislike him on sight … but I loved him! He’s sweet, he’s sexy and he’s oh so tempting!

Carmichael is a real go-getter and watching her finally get her man is the sweetest thing ever. The danger and drama surrounding it made it even better than I expected!

I highly recommend this book and the entire series to anyone who enjoys a group of friends and coworkers who band together to support one another through love, laughter and tears.

 

 

 

Quit Bein’ Ugly
The Southern Gentleman Series Book 3
Lani Lynn Vale
Release Date: April 20, 2021

 

There’s a crush, and then there are the type of feelings that Croft Cruisie evokes from a person.

He’s everything that any straight woman would want: tall, handsome, charismatic, muscular, and sweet.

At least, Carmichael thought he was sweet, until he brings another woman to the gym she owns with her brother, on the night that’s to be their first date, and lets her know in a quick and painful, non-verbal way that her feelings are not reciprocated.

Fast forward six months, and she’s still trying to move on from the rejection.

It doesn’t help that the jerk moves in next door to her, and that she has to see him workout shirtless every single day.

How can a woman get over a silly crush when that silly crush won’t so much as give her room to breathe?

***

Croft doesn’t know what happened.

One day he was supposed to go on a date with the girl that wouldn’t leave his thoughts for even a second, and the next she’s avoiding him like the plague.

No matter how hard he tries—and admittedly, it isn’t all that hard due to the biggest case of his career taking over his life—he can’t get her to tell him what he did wrong. She refuses to give him a second chance.

At least, not until he’s nearly killed in front of the courthouse, that is.

The moment he sees his chance, he pounces. Or, more literally, he limps.

But the limping is what draws Carmichael in. The Southern charm that was instilled in him since birth will be what gets her to stay.

That’s his plan, anyway.

Funny thing about plans… they never seem to work out how you expect them to.

 

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About Lani Lynn Vale

Lani Lynn Vale is a Wall Street Journal & USA Today Bestselling Author of over thirty titles. She is married with three children, two dogs, two cats, a donkey, and a couple (a couple also meaning over twenty) chickens.

When she’s not writing, you can find her curled up in her favorite chair reading.

Lani is married with three children and lives in the Great State of Texas.

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THE SOUTHERN GENTLEMAN SERIES

 

 HISSY FIT: The Southern Gentleman Series, Book 1

He is the one that never looks her way.

He is handsome and strong.

He is rough around the edges and mean.

He is everything she’s ever wanted.

He doesn’t even know she exists.

Her life is a joke.

***

She doesn’t step on cracks in the sidewalk.

She laughs at inappropriate times.

She talks when she shouldn’t.

She is clumsy and trips on air.

She is finally on his radar.

God help her now.

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LORD HAVE MERCY: The Southern Gentleman Series, Book 2

Poor judgment: knowing better yet doing it anyway.

Flint Stone is a professional in every way.

He’s a police officer with the K-9 unit and works at Gun Barrel High as the school resource officer. In his spare time, he’s working his heart out to create a successful gym from the ground up.

He’s loved by every single person he ever encounters—student, faculty, and employees—Everyone but Camryn Elvis Presley.

The only thing they have in common is their mothers’ poor excuses for names.

Period. The end.

So why is it every time she crosses his path that he has the urge to mess up her perfectly curled hair? Or unbutton a few of her prim and proper buttons?

He knows he should stay away, yet like the high schoolers he’s around every day, he has no choice but to react first and think about the consequences later.

Side note—bad decisions are made, leading to lapses in judgment that threaten both of their jobs. Yet when the time comes, neither one can seem to find the wherewithal to care. Why? Because being bad feels so good.

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five-stars

* Review * LORD HAVE MERCY by Lani Lynn Vale

* Review * LORD HAVE MERCY by Lani Lynn ValeLord Have Mercy by Lani Lynn Vale
Series: The Southern Gentleman Series #2
on April 23, 2019
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five-stars

Poor judgment: knowing better yet doing it anyway.

Flint Stone is a professional in every way.

He’s a police officer with the K-9 unit and works at Gun Barrel High as the school resource officer. In his spare time, he’s working his heart out to create a successful gym from the ground up.

He’s loved by every single person he ever encounters—student, faculty, and employees—Everyone but Camryn Elvis Presley.

The only thing they have in common is their mothers’ poor excuses for names.
Period. The end.

So why is it every time she crosses his path that he has the urge to mess up her perfectly curled hair? Or unbutton a few of her prim and proper buttons?

He knows he should stay away, yet like the high schoolers he’s around every day, he has no choice but to react first and think about the consequences later.

Side note—bad decisions are made, leading to lapses in judgment that threaten both of their jobs. Yet when the time comes, neither one can seem to find the wherewithal to care. Why? Because being bad feels so good.

 

I was hooked from the first page! With book two in her Southern Gentleman series Lani Lynn Vale delights once again with K-9 cop Flint and teacher Camryn. LORD HAVE MERCY takes us for a passionate ride as these enemies turned lovers steam up the pages and bring intrigue to life. I loved their story!

Camryn will be familiar to anyone who read Raleigh and Ezra’s story because she is a coworker/friend of theirs. She’s sweet and a delight to most she meets, but there’s just something about Flint that sets her nerves on fire.

Flint is sexy and commanding and dearly loves to push Camryn’s buttons to see how riled up he can make her.

I highly recommend this book as well as the entire series to romance fans that love a group of friends and colleagues that make each day better by having a good time, being supportive of each other and letting themselves fall in love.

five-stars

* Review * THE RISK TAKER by Gina Azzi

* Review * THE RISK TAKER by Gina AzziThe Risk Taker by Gina Azzi
Series: Boston Hawks Hockey #2
Published by Three Cities Publishing LLC on March 1, 2021
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four-stars

My brother's best friend, NHL god Easton Scotch, has always seen me as a kid. Now, I'm his new roommate and I'm determined to show him that Claire Merrick is all grown up.

Boston Hawks left wing and bad boy personified, Easton is untouchable, reckless, and sexier than any one man ought to be. He has a complicated past, makes questionable life choices, and doesn't want anyone growing too close. Least of all me.

East makes himself clear on his first day out of rehab, when we become reluctant roommates. At best, I'm angling for friendship. But soon, East is lowering his guard and we're bonding.

When we cross a line there's no coming back from, he spirals, jeopardizing his recovery and my heart. If Easton is the risk taker, then why does it feel like I'm the one gambling it all?

 

Love when they least expect it! Our second jump into the Boston Hawks Hockey world was with a familiar face since we just met his twin brother in the first book of the series. I adored the characters and they were really sweet together, but I felt like some of the drama of the fight of his addiction was left on the table instead of knocking the wind out of a reader with emotional depth. I enjoyed them a lot none-the-less and am looking forward to more in the series!

Easton is a wounded character. He has self-destructed one too many times when he has the world at his feet, but he still has the demon of his past hanging around his neck. I enjoyed seeing him come into himself and start to see his own worth.

Claire is a sweetheart. She’s crushed on him for years, but now that he’s finally seeing her right in front of him, it freaks her out a little bit.

I recommend this book and the entire series to anyone who enjoys a close-knit group of characters revolving around a hockey world who find their love one team member at a time.

four-stars

* Review * THE BOOKSTORE ON THE BEACH by Brenda Novak

* Review * THE BOOKSTORE ON THE BEACH by Brenda NovakThe Bookstore on the Beach by Brenda Novak
Published by MIRA on April 6, 2021
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four-stars

How do you start a new chapter of your life when you haven’t closed the book on the previous one?

Eighteen months ago, Autumn Divac’s husband went missing. Her desperate search has yielded no answers, and she can’t imagine moving forward without him. But for the sake of their two teenage children, she has to try.

Autumn takes her kids home for the summer to the charming beachside town where she was raised. She seeks comfort working alongside her mother and aunt at their bookshop, only to learn that her daughter is facing a huge life change and her mother has been hiding a terrible secret for years. And when she runs into the boy who stole her heart in high school, old feelings start to bubble up again. Is she free to love him, or should she hold out hope for her husband’s return? She can only trust her heart…and hope it won’t lead her astray.

 

You’ll be hooked in no time! THE BOOKSTORE ON THE BEACH by Brenda Novak delivers a punch with enchanting characters, a compelling main storyline and so much emotional upheaval. The secondary storylines were competing with the meat of the story a tad much for me, but it was a really addictive read.

Autumn is a complex character. She has been searching for her missing husband for a year and a half, but this burning the candle at both ends life she’s been leading isn’t fair to her children who need her attention. She’s taking them to the beach town she grew up in for the summer and hopes to find peace with the next step in her life while enjoying that down time.

Taylor is a typical teenage girl in turmoil. She’s lashing out to protect her heart from the pain she’s suffering and trying anything and everything to numb her feelings. She’s got a secret that is going to change the life of everyone around her, but wants to enjoy the summer of a lifetime before she reveals it.

Mary has kept a major secret from Autumn for all of her life and as her finely woven web begins to unravel before her eyes, she is going to have to reveal her darkest secrets … no matter the cost.

I recommend this book to anyone who wants an emotional connection with a multi-generational family as they try to come to terms with family revelations that will change their lives forever.

four-stars

* Review * HISSY FIT by Lani Lynn Vale

* Review * HISSY FIT by Lani Lynn ValeHissy Fit by Lani Lynn Vale
Series: The Southern Gentleman Series #1
on March 19, 2019
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five-stars

He is the one that never looks her way.

He is handsome and strong.

He is rough around the edges and mean.

He is everything she’s ever wanted.

He doesn’t even know she exists.

Her life is a joke.

***

She doesn’t step on cracks in the sidewalk.

She laughs at inappropriate times.

She talks when she shouldn’t.

She is clumsy and trips on air.

She is finally on his radar.

God help her now.

 

Sweet, sexy and irresistible! The first book in Lani Lynn Vale’s Southern Gentleman series is a quirky take on an opposites attract story that is sure to please. In HISSY FIT the characters are addictive, the drama is top notch and the happily ever after is so rewarding.

Raleigh is delightful. She’s awkward, clumsy and adorably real. I enjoyed seeing her finally get the man she’s had in her sight for so long.

Ezra might have been blind to Raleigh for a long time, but once she catches his eye, she’s all he sees. I loved their story!

I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a story filled with passion, drama and a bit of a suspense here and there.

five-stars

* Review * TWIN GAMES IN MUSIC CITY by Jules Bennett

* Review * TWIN GAMES IN MUSIC CITY by Jules BennettTwin Games in Music City by Jules Bennett
Series: Dynasties: Beaumont Bay #1
Published by Harlequin Desire on April 1, 2021
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four-half-stars

Country singer Hannah Banks wants what she shouldn’t have.

The owner of Hannah's new label—the man in charge of her career—is way too hot. So hot he’s all she can think about… So to put distance between them, she poses as her quieter twin sister. That should keep temptation away…

Except Will Sutherland doesn’t play games. He wants the real Hannah—in his studio and in his bed—as long as what’s between them stays their secret. But when an old rival uncovers the truth, Will must choose between playing the press or playing for keeps…

 

Country music royalty finds her HEA! With the kick off to a brand new Dynasties: Beaumont Bay series Jules Bennett brings a country music empire to the forefront and it was a really fun setting to explore. I wanted a little more development of their relationship once it was out in the open, and that ending was pretty abrupt, but overall I loved the concept, loved the characters and can’t wait to see what more Beaumont Bay has in store for us!

Hannah is easy to like. She might be America’s sweetheart in the country music world right now, but there’s a lot out there she wants to take by the reins and explore, so watch out, here she comes!

Will is family oriented and takes his business seriously. I’m looking forward to seeing more of his adorable brothers in future books.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a happily ever after wrapped up in drama, love and lots of heart.

four-half-stars

* Release Blast/Review * CONSEQUENCES OF PASSION by Yahrah St. John

* Release Blast/Review * CONSEQUENCES OF PASSION by Yahrah St. JohnConsequences of Passion by Yahrah St. John
Series: Locketts of Tuxedo Park #1
Published by Harlequin Desire on April 1, 2021
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five-stars

When a winning bachelor bid

leads to unexpected consequences…

Psychologist Shantel Wilson surprises herself by attending a bachelor auction as a favor to her friend—and bidding on his older brother! The outcome of her steamy night with Roman Lockett, heir apparent to an Atlanta football dynasty? She’s expecting. Now Roman wants to claim her—and his child—yet Shantel needs more than a marriage of convenience from this man who put passion in her playbook…

 

Passionate, intense and unputdownable! With the first book in her Locketts of Tuxedo Park series Yahray St. John quickly nabbed my attention with her relatable down-to-earth characters and the fast paced storyline had me hooked in no time. I loved their connection, and the family drama surrounding their own relationship development made for a thrilling read. I’m looking forward to more from this delectable family!

Roman is confident and self-assured, but as we dig into his character we see the adversity he faces every day from a familial source. He knows what he wants out of life, but becoming close with Shantel shows him even more of what is waiting for him if he can muster the courage to try.

Shantel is accomplished and serene until someone riles her up and then she doesn’t hesitate to speak her mind. She’s suffered loss in her life, and the last thing she wants to do is set herself up for more … but she can’t resist the pull of all that is Roman!

I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys family drama and red hot chemistry front and center in your romance.

 

 

 

CONSEQUENCES OF PASSION BY YAHRAH ST. JOHN

She promised herself just one night of passion with her best friend’s brother, but what happens next? Find out in this explosive launch to the Locketts of Tuxedo Park series from Yahrah St. John!

When a winning bachelor bid leads to unexpected consequences…

Psychologist Shantel Wilson surprises herself by attending a bachelor auction as a favor to her friend—and bidding on his older brother! The outcome of her steamy night with Roman Lockett, heir apparent to an Atlanta football dynasty? She’s expecting. Now Roman wants to claim her—and his child—yet Shantel needs more than a marriage of convenience from this man who put passion in her playbook…

From Harlequin Desire: Luxury, scandal, desire—welcome to the lives of the American elite.

Love triumphs in this uplifting romance, part of the new Locketts of Tuxedo Park series.

 

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EXCERPT

Roman Lockett was bored already.

Why had he let his sister, Giana, convince him to attend this bachelor auction benefitting a cure for multiple sclerosis on a Saturday night? Because as the baby girl of the family, anytime she looked at him with those big brown eyes of hers, he was helpless to resist.

Roman’s mind, however, was still on the tense meeting he’d had yesterday. As chief operating officer and director of player personnel of the Atlanta Cougars football franchise, it was Roman’s job to handle all major player contract concerns. And securing DeMarius Johnson, the team’s star quarterback, was high on not only his list but his father, Josiah Lockett’s, the Atlanta Cougars owner and general manager.

Because of his impending fee agency, negotiations with DeMarius had dragged on for months. His father thought Roman incapable of finishing the deal, but Roman had come to the table prepared for battle. They’d had to void the final two years of DeMarius’s contract, allowing the Cougars to resign him while maintaining the league’s salary cap. It had been risky because it was already late January. However, Roman had known allowing him to become a free agent would be problematic and so he’d adapted the contract based on market factors.

Roman hoped his father would be proud of the win under his belt. He had been on a success streak in recent years with the talent he’d brought to the Cougars team. As a result, they were ranked fifth in the league and Roman had played a big role in that. Yet despite all his successes, his father never gave him his due. Because Roman was the oldest, Josiah Lockett was harder on him than on his younger siblings, Julian, Giana and Xavier.

He stood on the outer fringes of the vast oval-shaped ballroom with crystal chandeliers and white drapery and surveyed the elegantly dressed men and women. He caught a glimpse of Giana making the rounds to get everyone psyched up for the evening. She wore a one-shouldered canary yellow gown with a stunning diamond necklace. Her jet-black hair had been artfully cut shoulder-length with bangs. It was a different look for her, but she wore it well. Meanwhile, most of the men were shamelessly flirting in the hopes women would bid outrageously on them. Roman, however, didn’t need to work the room.

He was Roman Lockett and every woman in Atlanta knew he was heir apparent to the Atlanta Cougars franchise. And if they seemed not to, they were faking it. His parents had been a major presence in the community for three decades. He’d already been approached by several beautiful women who’d made blatant attempts at seduction, and when that didn’t work, they’d resorted to pouting or affected hurt, all in an effort to gain his attention. But tonight, none of them held any appeal.

Roman had no idea how he was going to make it through the rest of the night. Let alone a date with one of these insipid women. Until he saw her.

A caramel-skinned beauty in a blush-colored gown with spaghetti straps. It wasn’t as elaborate as some of the confections he’d seen other women in tonight, showing off their God-given assets. Instead, it might be considered modest. Then she spun away and Roman saw the dress plunged to a curvy bottom, leaving her back bare save for a skinny piece of fabric holding the straps together.

For the first time tonight, Roman was intrigued. She looked oddly familiar, but he couldn’t place her. Who is she? He had to know. He began wandering across the ballroom toward her, but was stopped by another bevy of beauties. When he finally managed to extricate himself from their clutches, Roman couldn’t find her.

His nose flared. She might be the woman he wouldn’t mind spending time with at the end of the evening. He prayed she would come back because only she could transform this night from being an abysmal failure.

Shantel Wilson was impressed with the image she presented. With her job as a psychiatrist she didn’t often get a chance to dress up for a fancy night out on the town. Her best friend, Julian Lockett, had begged her to come and bid on him at the bachelor auction so he didn’t take home some unsuspecting female.

“C’mon,” Julian had cajoled. “I need your help. After that unflattering article about my dating life, my mother is furious with me. She warned me she wouldn’t tolerate any more shenanigans and I agreed to keep a low pro- file. If you attend, she’ll know I’m keeping my promise.”

“I don’t have anything to wear to something that fancy.” Shantel had used any excuse she could to get out of the event. Her wardrobe was comprised of slacks, silk blouses and the occasional skirt.

“Don’t worry about that. I know some fancy boutiques in Buckhead.”

Shantel had rolled her eyes. “I’m not one of your girls, Julian. I can buy my own clothes.”

“I know that, but trust me, it will help make you feel more comfortable hob knobbing with the upper crust if you’re in a killer dress.”

Famous last words, Shantel thought.

And so she’d gone to the high-end boutique Julian suggested and hadn’t been disappointed. The sales women had been eager to help, especially when she mentioned she was attending the Lockett charity gala. They’d shown her dresses in all shapes and price tags in the hopes she’d choose the most exorbitant one. Instead, she’d opted for a simple blush dress in silk chiffon, which she could afford with her salary from the practice.

Shantel liked the way it hugged her slender curves, and with the built-in bra, she’d been able to forgo a bra thanks to her barely B-cup-size breasts. The sales clerk insisted she needed lingerie, four-inch stilettos to boost her five-four height and a clutch to finish her look. In the end, Shantel purchased the entire ensemble. Tonight she felt like Cinderella, except she wouldn’t be losing her slipper. The shoes alone cost eight hundred dollars.

She was perusing the room when her eyes caught sight of Roman Lockett. The eldest brother of the Lockett clan was tall with a commanding presence. He wore what was no doubt a custom-fit tuxedo like a suit of armor. A veneer of power clung to his athletic frame. To Shantel he was like no other man she’d ever encountered, but Roman never paid any attention to her on the few occasions she’d been in his presence.

Tonight he was clearly bored with his surroundings if the jaded expression on his face was anything to go by. Had he been coerced into attending tonight’s event? And where was Julian, anyway? He’d begged her to come tonight and bid on him, but he was nowhere to be found.

Her idea of a fun Saturday night was a hot bath, a glass of wine and streaming a Netflix movie, but when Julian had pleaded with her, she’d been powerless to resist. Ever since they met at a college party ten years ago, their friendship had been grounded in love and affection. Julian had been attending Morehouse while she’d been at Spelman. Their friendship endured her mother’s suicide and Julian’s many love affairs, but that didn’t mean he didn’t vex her.

Shantel stepped out of the ballroom, pulled her phone from her clutch and texted Julian.

Where are you?

She waited and saw three dots on her iPhone indicating he was typing a message, but then the text bubble went away. She was certain Julian had read her message, so why wasn’t he responding? There was no way she would have come tonight if it wasn’t for him. Large social gatherings weren’t really her thing. She thrived in one-on-one interactions. She supposed it was why she was so good at her job.

Having been raised on the farm and being a nerd, she’d always been socially awkward. College had been eye-opening for a simple country girl like Shantel. She’d been raised in a town where everyone knew each other, but in college she hadn’t understood the rules or the games people played. Sometimes Shantel wondered if she’d made the right choice and whether she’d ever find a man who truly got her.

She was so deep in thought, Shantel didn’t realize she had company until she looked upward and found Roman’s ebony eyes trained on her.

 

ABOUT YAHRAH ST. JOHN

Yahrah St. John became a writer at the age of twelve when she wrote her first novella after secretly reading a Harlequin romance. Throughout her teens, she penned a total of twenty novellas. Her love of the craft continued into adulthood. She’s the proud author of thirty-nine books with Arabesque, Kimani Romance and Harlequin Desire as well as her own indie works.

When she’s not at home crafting one of her spicy romances with compelling heroes and feisty heroines with a dash of family drama, she is gourmet cooking or traveling the globe seeking out her next adventure. For more info: www.yahrahstjohn.com or find her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Bookbub or Goodreads.

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five-stars

* Release Blitz/Review * JAILBAIT by Lani Lynn Vale

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* Release Blitz/Review * JAILBAIT by Lani Lynn ValeJailbait by Lani Lynn Vale
Series: Souls Chapel Revenants MC #3
on April 6, 2021
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four-stars

The first time I saw her was across the room at a bar. I had no idea at the time that she was only sixteen. All I knew was that she was beautiful, she was sending me do-me vibes from across the room, and I was fresh off a deployment where there’d been nobody but men for nine of the longest months of my life.

The second time that I saw her was at a court hearing that would decide how long I’d be sent to prison for. She was a cute little curly-haired blonde with wide, expressive eyes, a banging body, and the reason that I’d gone to prison in the first place.

The third time I saw her was through a glass divider of the prison visitation room as she waited for her stepfather, my lawyer, to tell me how sorry he was that he lost my case. Especially when I’d been the one to kill the man that was about to kill his daughter.

The last time, the time that I decided enough was enough, was when I saw her at my bar eight weeks after I’d been set free.

Unlucky for her, I’d stopped being a good guy about two seconds after those bars closed behind me twelve years ago. Now all that was left was a shell of a man that didn’t see the good in anything. Anything except for her.

 

Raw passion with intense emotional connections! With the third book in her Souls Chapel Revenants MC series Lani Lynn Vale continues to wrap a couple around our heart within seconds of meeting them. The situations are far fetched and the relationship development usually boils down to lust at first sight but the emotions are always spot on and wreckingly intense. I leave every book looking forward to the next!

Swayze is a complex character. She’s grown into a self-sufficient woman who looks out for the underdog, but there’s still that innocent side of her that always reminds you of what has happened to her.

Trick is intense and broody. We understand his distance, but watching her overcome his walls is beautiful.

I recommend this book and the entire series to anyone who enjoys a group of misfits who became a close knit group of a brotherhood who always has each other’s back and love their women hard.

 

 

 

Jailbait
Souls Chapel Revenants MC Book 3
Lani Lynn Vale
Release Date: April 6, 2021

The first time I saw her was across the room at a bar. I had no idea at the time that she was only sixteen. All I knew was that she was beautiful, she was sending me do-me vibes from across the room, and I was fresh off a deployment where there’d been nobody but men for nine of the longest months of my life.

The second time that I saw her was at a court hearing that would decide how long I’d be sent to prison for. She was a cute little curly-haired blonde with wide, expressive eyes, a banging body, and the reason that I’d gone to prison in the first place.

The third time I saw her was through a glass divider of the prison visitation room as she waited for her stepfather, my lawyer, to tell me how sorry he was that he lost my case. Especially when I’d been the one to kill the man that was about to kill his daughter.

The last time, the time that I decided enough was enough, was when I saw her at my bar eight weeks after I’d been set free.

Unlucky for her, I’d stopped being a good guy about two seconds after those bars closed behind me twelve years ago. Now all that was left was a shell of a man that didn’t see the good in anything. Anything except for her.

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Lani Lynn Vale is a Wall Street Journal & USA Today Bestselling Author of over thirty titles. She is married with three children, two dogs, two cats, a donkey, and a couple (a couple also meaning over twenty) chickens.

When she’s not writing, you can find her curled up in her favorite chair reading.

Lani is married with three children and lives in the Great State of Texas.

four-stars

* Review * TENDING TARA by Kat Mizera

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Review * TENDING TARA by Kat MizeraTending Tara by Kat Mizera
Series: Alaska Blizzard #8
on April 5, 2021
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four-half-stars

Can this fake marriage survive real life?

It was now or never for hockey star Donovan Legori. He’d been keeping his head down and his skates on the ice since his painful divorce. Getting traded was the only thing that mattered. Tired of playing back-up— he was ready for a team that would make him a starting goalie. What he wasn’t ready for was falling for his teammate’s spunky sister.

Fiery redhead Tara Laassonen needed a fresh start and a one-way ticket out of Finland. Moving to be near her professional hockey player brother in Anchorage seemed like the perfect escape, especially when his tall, dark and handsome teammate made her forget all about her disastrous break up back home.

Just as things were heating up, Tara found both her heart and her visa on thin ice. And Donovan discovered that a marriage of convenience was anything but easy, especially when forced to choose: Hockey or Tara.

 

A marriage of convenience turns all too real in the latest in Kat Mizera’s Alaska Blizzard hockey series! In TENDING TARA we get to enjoy a connection between Miikka’s sister Tara and his teammate Donovan and it’s a lot of fun. The storyline is complex with baggage coming at them from all directions, but the relationship between them is super sweet and steamy as all get out. I enjoyed them!

Tara is a bit of a wild card. She’s independent and self-sufficient but she’s quick to decide a man is her answer to all of her problems. I didn’t agree with all of her philosophies, but overall I enjoyed her.

Donovan was a sweetheart. He was hurt in the past and wasn’t too sure about giving his heart away again, but he was all in on helping Tara out when she needed a quick husband.

I recommend this book and the entire series to anyone who enjoys a close knit hockey team who are their own little family as each one finds their happily ever after.

four-half-stars

* Release Blitz/Review * ADULTING by Liz Talley

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Release Blitz/Review * ADULTING by Liz TalleyAdulting by Liz Talley
Published by Montlake on April 1, 2021
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four-half-stars

After another all-night bender, one more failed stint at rehab, and a parole violation, self-destructive actress Chase London has to deal with her demons. She’s been written off as a Hollywood casualty by almost everyone, including her own mother. But handsome superstar Spencer Rome has her back. So does an uncompromising stranger determined to start Chase at square one and help her pull her future into focus. If Chase is willing.

Life coach Olivia Han is devoted to “adulting” boot camp therapy. It’s not just her professional specialty, though—it’s also one way to avoid focusing on building a life of her own. To escape the pressures of Tinseltown, the two women head to Olivia’s cabin in the wilds of Northern California. There they discover a place in need of TLC. As they work together to rehab the once-charming cabin, they create a refuge where Chase can come to terms with her unsettled past, and where Olivia has an unexpected reckoning with her own troubling history.

For two women doing damage control, this is a time for second chances—in life, in finding love, in forgiving family, and in an emerging friendship that might be exactly what each of them needs to heal.

  An emotional rollercoaster of healing and love! ADULTING by Liz Talley takes us into the world of glitz and glamor only to watch it all fall down around one starlet’s head … and watching her pick up the pieces is eye opening! The premise of the story was interesting right from the start and the depth of the characters held my attention. Watching them both find healing and eventually love was awe inspiring.

It didn’t take long for Chase to wrap herself around my heart as the depth of her despair pours out of her time and time again in toxic ways. She really comes into herself and shines through Olivia’s program of healing.

Olivia seems to have it all together, but as she lets her hair down a bit with Chase we see the hidden secrets she buries to try to convince herself that her world is rock solid.

This book touches on addiction, rape, suicide and more so might be trigger some readers. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys seeing someone overcome strong adversity to heal and pick up the pieces of a tattered life.

 

 

 

 

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In the glitter of Hollywood, sometimes you find real gold.

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USA Today bestselling author Liz Talley’s emotional and heart-lifting novel about facing the past, unconditional love, and a woman on the verge of a breakthrough.

After another all-night bender, one more failed stint at rehab, and a parole violation, self-destructive actress Chase London has to deal with her demons. She’s been written off as a Hollywood casualty by almost everyone, including her own mother. But handsome superstar Spencer Rome has her back. So does an uncompromising stranger determined to start Chase at square one and help her pull her future into focus. If Chase is willing.

Life coach Olivia Han is devoted to “adulting” boot camp therapy. It’s not just her professional specialty, though—it’s also one way to avoid focusing on building a life of her own. To escape the pressures of Tinseltown, the two women head to Olivia’s cabin in the wilds of Northern California. There they discover a place in need of TLC. As they work together to rehab the once-charming cabin, they create a refuge where Chase can come to terms with her unsettled past, and where Olivia has an unexpected reckoning with her own troubling history.

For two women doing damage control, this is a time for second chances—in life, in finding love, in forgiving family, and in an emerging friendship that might be exactly what each of them needs to heal.

About the Author:

USA Today best-selling author Liz Talley loves staying home in her jammies and writing emotional women’s fiction and romance. Liz has published twenty-seven books, reaching number one in kindle romance. Her stories are set in the South where the tea is sweet, the summers are hot, and the porches are wide. Liz lives in Louisiana with her childhood sweetheart, two handsome children, two dogs and a mean kitty. You can visit Liz at www.liztalleybooks.com or follow her on Instagram or facebook to learn more about her upcoming books.

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four-half-stars