Archives for May 29, 2024

* Review * BROKEN LACES by Elise Faber

* Review * BROKEN LACES by Elise FaberBroken Laces by Elise Faber
Series: Eagles Hockey #1
on February 27, 2024
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He’s the captain.
I’m the owner’s daughter.

I live next door to a hockey player who makes my heart race.
Just so happens, he plays for my father’s team.
My overprotective, has warned me away from all hockey players, but especially those playing on the team he owns—the Oakland Eagles—father.
When it comes to the gorgeous, curly haired, nice guy with a body built for sin who’s suddenly living next door, I’m not thinking about my father’s warnings.
Or the complications Rome’s arrival is going to bring to my life.
I’m lost in the temptation of him.
And I don’t care it’ll spell disaster for both of us.


Elise Faber is the bomb at delivering angsty hockey romance! The first book in her new Eagles Hockey series delivers on a forbidden love trope with so much adorableness along the way. When newly acquired hockey player Rome lays eyes on his new neighbor, he falls hard … it’s not until he’s officially hooked that he finds out she’s the team owner’s baby girl. Uh oh! Sparks fly, connections are made and drama becomes their best friend. I loved the characters, loved their connection and adored their steamy side. I wanted a little more to the ending because it felt really abrupt and unsettled, but I did enjoy the couple of scenes to set up the next couple of books in the series. I’m hooked and looking forward to more!


* Review * THE SUMMER ESCAPE by Jill Shalvis

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Review * THE SUMMER ESCAPE by Jill ShalvisThe Summer Escape by Jill Shalvis
Series: The Sunrise Cove Series #6
Published by Avon on June 11, 2024
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Secrets are revealed and forbidden sparks ignited in this sizzling Sunrise Cove standalone, a tale of enemies to lovers, redemption, missing treasures, and love

Anna Moore didn’t just wake up one day and decide to go on a wild quest—especially since her life no longer lends itself to wild anything—so how in the world does she end up racing against the clock with Owen Harris, a sexy, enigmatic adventurist, to prove her beloved dad innocent of stealing a million-dollar necklace?

It’s all Wendy’s fault. Her older, bossy sister, who’s seven months pregnant and on bed rest in their small Lake Tahoe hometown, is desperate to clear their departed dad’s name. Owen, though, is convinced he’s guilty as hell and wants to return the jewelry back to its rightful owner—his elderly great aunt. Together Anna and Owen go on a scavenger hunt for clues to the past (with Wendy remotely along for the ride via an earbud, supplying a running wry commentary to boot).

On opposing sides and suspicious of each other as they are, Anna and Owen still can’t deny the inexplicable and explosive chemistry between them on this heart-stopping adventure, the outcome of which will prove the necklace isn’t the only thing stolen—their hearts have been as well.


Chock-full of Shalvis’ signature wit, emotional turmoil and endearing characters! Sunrise Cove is one of my very favorite places to visit time and time again. The characters in this series don’t overlap as some do, but the setting of a small town in Tahoe is always good for a relaxing setting as humor and romance warm my heart. Anna and Owen are both really easy to like and sympathize with even though they start out on conflicting sides and as their attraction grows and secrets unravel, their connection only continues to shine as we follow along on their journey. I loved every minute of them, her crazy sister and the drama they run into on their way to forever.

I highly recommend this book as well as the entire series to anyone that enjoys rom com at it’s best with addictive characters, chuckles throughout and so much heart to sink your teeth into!


* Review * THE MONEY SHOT by Anne Dano

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Review * THE MONEY SHOT by Anne DanoThe Money Shot Published by ALG Publishing LLC on June 4, 2024
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An award-winning talk show host famous for saving marriages puts her own under the spotlight. What she finds in the harsh glare will change everything.

Dr. Rebecca Matthews is the queen of daytime talk. Her fairy-tale marriage, nine Emmys, and twelve years as the top-ranked show prove there's nobody better at fixing a broken relationship. But when her ratings slip and her biggest sponsor bolts, the network pressures Becca to spice things up. The suits want their money shot. Making matters worse, Becca uncovers a troubling secret about her husband, Ryan, thrusting her into a crisis that threatens not just her marriage, but her show and career.

Never one to shy away from adversity, Becca decides to make her boss happy and repair her marriage on her hit show. As she navigates this uncharted territory, more devastating discoveries come to light, testing her resolve and forcing her to question everything she believes in. Desperate for time and space to recover, Becca retreats to the one place she finds sanctuary: Her beach house. There, she makes a series of discoveries and decisions that will alter the rest of her life.

In this story of redemption and the relentless pursuit of happiness, Becca must learn who she is and what she wants and whether the money shot is worth the cost.


Adrienne Giordano does not disappoint as she spreads her wings under a new Anne Dano pen name with her first women’s fiction novel! The plot was thick with strife and held my attention from the very start all the way through to the final page. I liked Becca a lot and found her tenacity in meeting conflict head on inspiring. I wanted a tad more grit when fleshing Ryan’s secrets out straight to his face and letting that drama feed into the storyline, but I was happy enough with the outcome. Strong character development, filled with angst but also heartwarming in support that comes from the most unexpected places. Highly recommend!