Archives for July 2021

* Review * FROM ONE NIGHT TO DESERT QUEEN by Pippa Roscoe

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Review * FROM ONE NIGHT TO DESERT QUEEN by Pippa RoscoeFrom One Night to Desert Queen by Pippa Roscoe
Series: The Diamond Inheritance #2
Published by Harlequin Presents on July 27, 2021
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An oasis of escape
In a life of duty…

Star Soames has one week in Duratra to track down her family’s long-lost diamonds. Facing a fruitless quest, she allows herself an encounter with a gorgeous stranger in the royal palace. But “Kal” turns out to be Sheikh Khalif Al Azhar!

Star awakens a curiosity Khalif hasn’t felt since a tragic accident made him heir to the throne. But surrendering to their attraction is risky when duty decrees he always choose country over their chemistry…


Pippa Roscoe delights in this forbidden romance! With the second book in her Diamond Inheritance series Roscoe continues the journey of three siblings searching for lost family fortune in order to care for their ill mother. The chemistry between Star and Kal was easy to connect with and their journey towards happily ever after was a pleasure.

Star is sweet and pure and doesn’t take her journey lightly, but the attraction she feels for this worldly man tempts her like no other.

Sheikh Khalif is healing from family tragedy and the newfound pressure he has to endure to rule his kingdom and Star is a like a breath of fresh air to him.

I highly recommend this book and the entire series to a reader who enjoys a hint of royalty mixed in with emotional turmoil and a sweet romance.


* Review * RIVEN KNIGHT by Devney Perry

* Review * RIVEN KNIGHT by Devney PerryRiven Knight by Devney Perry
Series: Tin Gypsy #2
Published by Devney Perry LLC on January 21, 2020
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Genevieve Daylee didn’t expect to be standing in front of a judge on her twenty-seventh birthday. But ever since her life became entangled with a former motorcycle gang, she’s learned not to expect anything but trouble.

Her mother, a woman she once admired and adored, is gone, leaving behind a trail of secrets and lies. She’s living in a tiny apartment above a garage owned by her brother, a man who loathes her very existence. And the father she met beside her mother’s grave is as much of a stranger as Isaiah Reynolds, the broken man with soulless eyes standing beside her in front of the judge.

Isaiah is her protector from the murderer at large in Clifton Forge. Though he’s more like a riven knight in dented armor than a prince on a white stallion. She knows next to nothing about him, other than he works as a mechanic. As of tonight, he’ll be sharing her bathroom.

And, according to the judge, Isaiah is now her husband.


Explosive secrets bring answers we weren’t expecting as Devney Perry picks up her Tin Gypsy series with a highly emotional second book, RIVEN KNIGHT. The characters are attention grabbing, the fallout from their actions roars to life and happily ever afters are tested.

Genevieve is easy to like and sympathize with as she enters into the life of this family she didn’t know she had.

Isaiah is a gentle soul who is trying to overcome his past and slowly learn that he deserves a better future than he ever imagined he could have.

I highly recommend this book as well as the entire series to anyone who enjoys seeing the sins of a motorcycle club come back to haunt them even as they try to live in the straight and narrow.


* Review * JUST ONE SCANDAL by Carly Phillips

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Review * JUST ONE SCANDAL by Carly PhillipsJust One Scandal by Carly Phillips
Series: The Kingston Family #2
Published by CP Publishing on July 6, 2021
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A jilted bride. Her brother’s ex-buddy. An affair would be crazy…right?

Chloe Kingston’s life is exactly how she needs it: safe and stable. Right up until her reliable, low-risk fiancé jilts her on their fairy-tale wedding day. As she works her way through the reception champagne—and wonders where she’s going to live—she stumbles into her brother Linc’s ex-best friend.

If only Beckett Daniels were hideous. But he’s not. He’s everything her erstwhile groom was not. Hot. Sexy. Dangerous. And she’s just buzzed enough to want all that Greek-god gorgeousness to show her the kind of fun she’s been missing.

Beck thrives on calculated risks, but taking advantage of Linc’s little sister isn’t one of them. What he can do is haul her tipsy, tulle-clad, tempting little butt to the bridal suite to sleep it off. Then move her into his spare room—which has the satisfying side effect of driving her brother crazy.

They can’t remain platonic roommates for long. Not when the sexual attraction sizzles out of control. But when tragedy threatens Beck, pain from his past reminds them both that life doesn’t come without risks…and this time, they're gambling with their hearts.


Wicked temptation with a side of sweet and loveable! The second book in Carly Phillips’ Kingston Family series is filled with heart, emotional healing and loads of steamy encounters. I’m so looking forward to continuing this series!

Chloe shows a lot of growth in this story as she works to overcome her hang ups about what is best for her future. She wasn’t as connectible as some, but I enjoyed her story.

I loved Beckett and he was my favorite part of this story. He’s kind with a lot of compassion and a good heart.

I highly recommend this series to anyone who enjoys a close knit family who supports each other through life’s up and downs as each sibling finds their forever.


* Release Blitz * A NINE-MONTH TEMPTATION by Joanna Rock



Title: A Nine-Month Temptation
Series: Brooklyn Nights #1
Author: Joanne Rock
Publishers: Harlequin Desire/Mills & Boon
HarperCollins AU
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: June 29, 2021




One night rocked their world.


Now can they tame their passion for their baby’s sake?
Ever since their mind-blowing encounter months ago, fashion CEO Roman Zayn hasn’t stopped hungering for Sable Cordero. But as a rising star in his brother’s design studio, the intoxicating celebrity stylist is strictly off-limits. Even when Roman discovers Sable is pregnant and steps in to offer support, further intimacy between them feels forbidden. But resistance to an attraction like theirs just may prove futile…
From Harlequin Desire: Luxury, scandal, desire—welcome to the lives of the American elite.
Love triumphs in this uplifting romance, part of the Brooklyn Nights series.








Four-time RITA nominee Joanne Rock has never met a romance sub-genre she didn’t like. The author of over eighty books enjoys writing a wide range of stories, most recently focusing on sexy contemporaries and small town family sagas. An optimist by nature and perpetual seeker of silver linings, Joanne finds romance fits her life outlook perfectly–love is worth fighting for. A frequent speaker at regional and national writing conferences she enjoys giving back to the writing community that nurtured and inspired her early career. She has a Masters degree in Literature from the University of Louisville but credits her fiction writing skills to her intensive study with friend and fellow author Catherine Mann. When she’s not writing, Joanne enjoys travel, especially to see her favorite sports teams play with her former sports editor husband and three athletic-minded sons.



* Review * WHEN I FOUND YOU by Brenda Novak

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Review * WHEN I FOUND YOU by Brenda NovakWhen I Found You by Brenda Novak
Series: Silver Springs #8
Published by MIRA on June 29, 2021
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Sometimes the biggest emotional risk can reap the best romantic reward…

After everything she worked for is destroyed, pediatrician Natasha Gray is determined to build a new life. Divorced, bankrupt and suddenly a single mom, she’s ready to start over in Silver Springs—on her own. She certainly doesn’t need help from Mack Amos, the man who’s already broken her heart twice.

Although Mack has had feelings for Tash since they first met, too many things have stood in the way. He’s always given her the support she needs, though, and he’ll do the same now. Even if the desire he wrestles with threatens to undermine his intentions…

But her heart is not the only reason Natasha wants to keep Mack at bay. More time in her life means getting closer to her son, which could lead to a revelation neither of them is ready to face.


Brenda Novak always hooks me quickly with delectable characters, emotional portrayals and beautiful happily ever afters! With book eight in her always delightful Silver Springs series Novak takes her longtime readers on a journey back to Whiskey Creek when she reunites Natasha with the Amos family. Readers of both series’ will be delighted, but readers of only the Silver Spring one will have some catching up to do with a passel of new characters and little in the way of familiar faces. I highly enjoyed the story and found it very heartwarming to see Tash finally get her man.

Natasha is easy to like and quickly endears herself to a reader’s heart. She’s looking to pick up the pieces of her exploded life by moving to Silver Springs, but a familiar face from her life in Whiskey Creek is stirring up emotions she thought she had laid to rest long ago.

Mack is solid and loyal and looking for answers that he’s wondered about for years. Reconnecting with Tash at a time when letting the feelings he has for her show is actually possible is a new temptation.

I highly recommend this book as well as the entire series to anyone who enjoys an emotional journey towards happily ever after in a small town with some bumps along the way.