Archives for September 26, 2021


* Review * THE LIGHTS ON KNOCKBRIDGE LANE by Roan ParrishThe Lights on Knockbridge Lane by Roan Parrish
Series: Garnet Run #3
Published by Harlequin Special Edition on September 28, 2021
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Can one man’s crowded, messy life fill another man’s empty heart?

Raising a family was always Adam Mills’ dream, although solo parenting and moving back to tiny Garnet Run certainly were not. After a messy breakup, Adam is doing his best to give his young daughter the life she deserves—including accepting help from their new, reclusive neighbor to fulfill her Christmas wish.

Though the little house may not have “the most lights ever,” the Mills home begins to brighten as handsome Wes Mobray spends more time there and slowly sheds his protective layers. But when the eye-catching house ends up in the news, Wes has to make a choice: hide from the darkness of his unusual past or embrace the light of a future—and a family—with Adam.


A delightful holiday romance filled with life lessons and happily ever afters! I was thrilled to dive in to the first ever gay romance from Harlequin’s Special Edition line and Roan Parrish did NOT disappoint! With a precocious 8 year old leading the charge, the characters of Knockbridge Lane bring a fulfilling storyline to life with adorable interactions, emotional revelations and an overall awe inspiring sweetness between this child, her father and the man they both are falling for. There’s a tad more heat here than this line generally puts out, but I highly enjoyed Adam, Wes and sweet lil’ Gus!

Adam is a sweetheart. He’s a gentle soul with his heart on his sleeve who feels thing deeply and loves hard. I adored the father that he was to Gus.

Wes was an unexpected surprise. He comes across as standoffish, but in reality he’s misunderstood and protecting his heart. I loved seeing the joy that true love opened up for him.

August AKA Gus is the type of person everyone should strive to be. She’s energetic, hungry for knowledge and she embraces “different” wholeheartedly and with open arms. She’s a joy to read.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys an emotional backstory as these two guys use the magic of the holiday season to fall hard for each other.


* Review * DEADLY COLTON SEARCH by Addison Fox

* Review * DEADLY COLTON SEARCH by Addison FoxDeadly Colton Search by Addison Fox
Series: The Coltons of Mustang Valley #10
Published by Harlequin Romantic Suspense on May 1, 2020
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A woman asks questions…

…and finds answers that threaten her unborn child

Young and pregnant, Nova Ellis arrives in Mustang Valley, determined to find her missing father, Ace Colton. In her search, she uncovers that Nik Slater—the PI she’s just hired—is looking for the very same man. Immediately, Nova falls for Nik’s protective nature, a man who cares for her and her baby. But will unexpected danger and long-kept secrets draw them together…or shatter their dreams?


An unexpected twist in the Colton family saga! With book 10 in the always exciting Colton’s of Mustang Valley series Addison Fox brings us the story of Ace’s unknown daughter when she arrives into town with danger close behind her. The plot was quick to hold my attention and the character interaction was pleasing. I enjoyed the story very much, but didn’t enjoy a couple of instances where items were told differently than they happened in the previous book. A better follow up on details with the previous author in the series would have made for a more satisfying flow. Looking forward to the last couple of books in the series!

I recommend this book and the entire series to anyone who enjoys a mystery that spans the entire series while each individual book has it’s own bit of intrigue going on as love comes knocking at various Colton doors.


* Review * SCANDALIZING THE CEO by Yvonne Lindsay

* Review * SCANDALIZING THE CEO by Yvonne LindsayScandalizing the CEO by Yvonne Lindsay
Series: Clashing Birthrights #2
Published by Harlequin Desire on February 1, 2021
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Her future depends on winning his trust—

and not falling for him…

Falsely accused of embezzling money, Tami Wilson is forced to spy on her new boss, CEO Keaton Richmond, to prove her innocence. The same alluring new boss who whisks her to the wilderness for a week of team building…and then tempts her to surrender to their searing chemistry. But how can she go through with her plan if she falls for this man?


An emotionally riveting addition to Yvonne Lindsay’s Clashing Birthrights series! With the second book in the series we get to know Keaton better as he reluctantly gives his heart to a new employee who isn’t exactly what she seems. The chemistry is spot on, the turmoil addictive and the happily ever after is ideal. I’m looking forward to more in the series!

Keaton is much easier to like once we get to know him better in this book. In book one he came across as aloof and sanctimonious, but as we get to know the person beneath the surface we see the side of him that feels inadequate and overlooked.

Tami is easy to redeem of any wrongdoing because she’s got a heart of gold and never meant harm in anything she did.

I highly recommend this book and series to anyone that enjoys a family filled with drama and secrets who are learning to support each other better every day as each one finds their forever love.


* Review * FACEOFF by Jami Davenport

* Review * FACEOFF by Jami DavenportFaceoff by Jami Davenport
Series: The Scoring Series #5
Published by Cedrona Enterprises on May 27, 2021
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She's every man's girl next door. I'm the playboy your mother warns you about.

I'm the party-boy extraordinaire and perpetual playboy of the Seattle Sockeyes. I thought this was the dream life, but after multiple poor choices, it's all gone too far and I'm about to lose everything. My reputation has been shot to hell, I'm on thin ice with the team, and I'm financially broke AF. Desperate times call for desperate measures, and I'm about to agree to the last thing an irresponsible dude like me should ever do.

Darcy is the sweetheart of reality TV and every guy's girl-next-door fantasy, but her luster is fading, her show is on the chopping block, and she's now living in my condo. Did I forget to mention she's also my fake girlfriend and soon-to-be fake fiancé? And not a fake girlfriend with benefits, but the hands-off, leave-me-alone except when the cameras are rolling girlfriend.
I crave attention and notoriety. She craves stability and love. We both have our secrets...and chemistry. We have a lot of chemistry. Together we're explosive, but explosions have a way of hurting those closest to the blast. And this celebrity match made in heaven is about to detonate.


The sexual chemistry is off the charts in this fake relationship turned all too real addition to Jami Davenport’s Scoring Series! With the fifth book in the series we get up close and personal with Gage AKA Ziggy and it’s an absolute joy. I highly recommend you read the prior book in the series (ICING) prior to this one because it lays a lot of groundwork in getting to know Ziggy and his predicament. I highly enjoyed FACEOFF!

Gage might be a bit of a screw up, but he’s such a sweetheart that it all falls to the way side when you get to know this delicious teddy bear of a guy. I loved seeing him get a better handle on his life throughout this book.

Darcy is a doll. She’s had a hard life and what she’s been blessed with of late isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be either, but she’s still holding her head high and striving for her goals.

I highly recommend this book as well as the entire series to anyone who loves a hockey series with lots of banter, sexual chemistry galore and so much heart you’ll love every single member of this team by the time it’s all over with.