* Blog Tour/Review * MAKING YOU MINE by Melissa Foster

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* Blog Tour/Review * MAKING YOU MINE by Melissa FosterMaking You Mine by Melissa Foster
Series: The Bradens & Montgomerys #5
Published by World Literary Press on January 22, 2020
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four-half-stars

Knox Bentley never liked the pomp and circumstance that came with being wealthy. He'd distanced himself from his pretentious family and their fortune as a young adult and found his own path to success. But even with the world at his fingertips, he realizes something is missing, and after a long stay overseas, he finally knows exactly what it is. His no-strings-attached hookups with Aubrey Stewart, an exquisite and stubbornly independent blonde, are no longer enough for him. They connect on every level, but Aubrey is a fierce businesswoman with a new movie channel on the horizon and no time for much else. She is the deal he can't close, the precious jewel even his billions can't buy. Now that he's back in the States, he's determined to show her that what they have goes beyond the bedroom and finally make her his.

 

Heartfelt goodness! With book five in her The Bradens and Montgomerys series, Melissa Foster continues to delight with Knox and Aubrey’s story in MAKING YOU MINE. Fans of her various series will recognize both characters from previous friends or business partner books and now it’s their turn to find their happily ever after.

Knox is a really fun character to read. He’s got a heart of gold and has been enjoying stolen moments with Aubrey for two years now and suddenly it doesn’t feel like enough. His heart is getting invested, and for his sanity he needs to get her on board with moving forward.

Aubrey is hard as nails and isn’t going to let a relationship derail her one track business mind, but Knox truly does seem to understand her will to succeed and just kind of gets her.

I recommend this book and the entire series to anyone who loves a steamy connection between two characters who are surrounded by a close knit group of family and friends. Foster has a way about her writing that always brings out all the feels for her characters!

 

 

 

 

Making You Mine
The Bradens and Montgomerys
Melissa Foster
Releasing Jan 22, 2020
World Literary Press

Blurb:

Knox Bentley never liked the pomp and circumstance that came with being wealthy. He’d distanced himself from his pretentious family and their fortune as a young adult and found his own path to success. But even with the world at his fingertips, he realizes something is missing, and after a long stay overseas, he finally knows exactly what it is. His no-strings-attached hookups with Aubrey Stewart, an exquisite and stubbornly independent blonde, are no longer enough for him. They connect on every level, but Aubrey is a fierce businesswoman with a new movie channel on the horizon and no time for much else. She is the deal he can’t close, the precious jewel even his billions can’t buy. Now that he’s back in the States, he’s determined to show her that what they have goes beyond the bedroom and finally make her his.

You may have met LWW Enterprises billionaire Aubrey Stewart in ANYTHING FOR LOVE, and her friends-with-benefits lover (Graham Braden’s business partner), Knox Bentley, in TRAILS OF LOVE. If not, don’t worry! Like all of my books, their story may be enjoyed as a standalone! Buckle up and enjoy the wildly romantic, fantastically fun, ride!

 

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Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and new adult romance with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented–perfect beach reads for contemporary romance lovers who enjoy reading about wealthy heroes and smart, sassy heroines.

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four-half-stars

* Blog Tour/Review * ALMOST JUST FRIENDS by Jill Shalvis

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* Blog Tour/Review * ALMOST JUST FRIENDS by Jill ShalvisAlmost Just Friends by Jill Shalvis
Series: Wildstone #4
Published by William Morrow Paperbacks on January 21, 2020
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five-stars

Piper Manning’s about as tough as they come, she’s had to be. She raised her siblings and they’ve thankfully flown the coop. All she has to do is finish fixing up the lake house her grandparents left her, sell it, and then she’s free.

When a massive storm hits, she runs into a tall, dark and brooding stranger, Camden Reid. There’s a spark there, one that shocks her. Surprising her further, her sister and brother return, each of them holding their own secrets. The smart move would be for Piper to ignore them all but Cam unleashes emotions deep inside of her that she can’t deny, making her yearn for something she doesn’t understand. And her siblings…well, they need each other.

Only when the secrets come out, it changes everything Piper thinks she knows about her family, herself…and Cam. Can she find a way to outrun the demons? The answer is closer than she thinks—just as the new life she craves may have already begun.

 

Emotional, heartwarming and real! With book four in her ever enjoyable Wildstone series, Jill Shalvis brings us another winner with ALMOST JUST FRIENDS. With her typical humorous twist, Shalvis delights the reader with fun loving characters, emotional revelations and happily ever afters galore … I adored this story!

Piper Manning had me at hello … okay, so more like at the part on page one where she admits to hating being the center of attention to the core of her being. She’s had a hard life, and raising her siblings was a daunting task. Now that they’ve finally gotten out into the world on their own, she’s ready to get the property inherited from the grandparents fixed up and sold and finally get started on achieving her own dreams. Yeah, that was the plan … but now she has a man she can’t seem to pull her attention off of hanging around and a full house of siblings refusing to leave again. Secrets are rearing their ugly heads left and right … and it’s all about to get way too real.

I highly recommend this book to anyone enjoying a complex emotional story filled with laughter, love and a whole lot of heart. This entire series has been top notch and I’d encourage you to go back and catch them all. I love Wildstone!

 

 

 

Almost Just Friends
Wildstone – Book 4
By: Jill Shalvis

William Morrow – Jan 21, 2020

 

BLURB

Piper Manning’s about as tough as they come, she’s had to be. She raised her siblings and they’ve thankfully flown the coop. All she has to do is finish fixing up the lake house her grandparents left her, sell it, and then she’s free.

When a massive storm hits, she runs into a tall, dark and brooding stranger, Camden Reid. There’s a spark there, one that shocks her. Surprising her further, her sister and brother return, each of them holding their own secrets. The smart move would be for Piper to ignore them all but Cam unleashes emotions deep inside of her that she can’t deny, making her yearn for something she doesn’t understand. And her siblings…well, they need each other.

Only when the secrets come out, it changes everything Piper thinks she knows about her family, herself…and Cam. Can she find a way to outrun the demons? The answer is closer than she thinks—just as the new life she craves may have already begun.

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jill Shalvis writes warm, funny, sexy contemporary romances and women’s fiction. An Amazon, BN & iBooks bestseller, she’s also a two-time RITA winner and has more than 10 million copies of her books sold worldwide.

 

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five-stars

* Review * WITNESS PROTECTION WIDOW by Debra Webb

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* Review * WITNESS PROTECTION WIDOW by Debra WebbWitness Protection Widow by Debra Webb
Series: A Winchester, Tennessee Thriller #5
Published by Harlequin Intrigue on February 1, 2020
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four-half-stars

Can the witness protection program keep her identity secret?

After Allison James finally escapes her marriage to a monster, she becomes the star witness in the case against her deceased husband’s powerful crime family. Now it’s up to US Marshal Jaxson Stevens, Ali’s ex-boyfriend, to keep the WITSEC widow safe. But as the danger escalates and sparks fly, will Jax be able to help Ali escape her ruthless in-laws?

 

With the fifth book in her A Winchester, Tennessee Thriller series, Debra Webb brings us the story of a woman in witness protection in WITNESS PROTECTION WIDOW. The story was intense and danger chased them around every corner.

Allison James lived a nightmare with her late husband and barely lived to tell the story after escaping his maniacal family. She’s an interesting character with a lot of grit and fortitude and it’s easy to root for her as the story unfolds.

Jaxson Stevens is the ex that broke her heart all those years ago and happenstance has him stepping in to protect her four days before she’s set to testify and bring down the head of her late husband’s family. He’s filled with regret and snags a reader’s heart quickly.

I recommend this story to anyone who enjoys a danger filled, action packed reunion story. It’s fast paced, well developed and though the ending felt a bit abrupt, I really enjoyed it!

four-half-stars

* Review * FOR THE TWINS’ SAKE by Melissa Senate

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* Review * FOR THE TWINS’ SAKE by Melissa SenateFor the Twins' Sake by Melissa Senate
Series: Dawson Family Ranch #1
Published by Harlequin Special Edition on February 1, 2020
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four-half-stars

"She's your baby, Noah Dawson. She's your responsibility now."

But is she? Noah is willing enough to believe the adorable newborn left on his doorstep is his child. And then his ex, Sara Mayhew, turns up, claiming the baby is hers--a twin to her infant son--and Noah realizes he's not the father. Even so, the cowboy has already turned his life around and swapped his spurs for a baby carrier. Despite their still-powerful attraction, Sara isn't ready to trust the "new" Noah. But he's already fighting for their future as a family...

 

An emotionally charged story of forgiveness and happily ever afters! With the first book in her brand new Dawson Family Ranch series, Melissa Senate takes us through an unexpected twist in FOR THE TWINS’ SAKE. The characters were easy to connect with and the story heartwarming. Really enjoyed it!

Noah was super easy to like. He changed his life to fit the baby left on his doorstep several weeks ago. He calmed down and let the little angel wrap herself around his heart full on. And now he’s being told she’s actually not his? Heart breaking right?

Sara was conflicting. I felt for her for the situation she had been in with her husband, but found her rigidness with Noah hard to stomach … but I was also only seeing the good side of him for sure, not what she had lived through previously.

I recommend this story to anyone who enjoys a surprise baby story line or a reunion of past loves. It was emotional and satisfying. Looking forward to more in the series to come!

four-half-stars

* Review * MORAL COMPASS by Danielle Steel

* Review * MORAL COMPASS by Danielle SteelMoral Compass by Danielle Steel
Published by Dell on January 7, 2020
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five-stars

At an elite private school in Massachusetts, a wide circle of lives will be forever changed by a devastating series of events in Danielle Steel’s riveting new novel.

Saint Ambrose Prep is a place where the wealthy send their children for the best possible education, with teachers and administrators from the Ivy League, and graduates who become future lawyers, politicians, filmmakers, and CEOs. Traditionally a boys-only school, Saint Ambrose has just enrolled one hundred and forty female students for the first time. Even though most of the kids on the campus have all the privilege in the world, some are struggling, wounded by their parents’ bitter divorces, dealing with insecurity and loneliness. In such a heightened environment, even the smallest spark can become a raging fire.

One day after the school’s annual Halloween event, a student lies in the hospital, her system poisoned by dangerous levels of alcohol. Everyone in this sheltered community—parents, teachers, students, police, and the media—are left trying to figure out what actually happened. Only the handful of students who were there when she was attacked truly know the answers and they have vowed to keep one another’s secrets. As details from the evening emerge, powerful families are forced to hire attorneys and less powerful families watch helplessly. Parents’ marriages are jeopardized, and students’ futures are impacted. No one at Saint Ambrose can escape the fallout of a life-altering event.

In this compelling novel, Danielle Steel illuminates the dark side of one drunken night, with its tragic consequences, from every possible point of view. As the drama unfolds, the characters will reach a crossroads where they must choose between truth and lies, between what is easy and what is right, and find the moral compass they will need for the rest of their lives.

 

Danielle Steel never fails to satisfy a reader’s heart with her powerful storytelling voice that captures every aspect of a character’s mind, heart and soul. With her latest release MORAL COMPASS she takes her reader through a journey of acceptance, denial and consequence. The first chapter wallops quite a punch of characters to keep straight, but once the story line truly begins, it’s easy to follow and delivers an emotional plot. I couldn’t put it down!

Saint Ambrose Preparatory School has an excellent reputation for developing powerful minds who go on to pedigreed educational endeavors and prestigious careers. After more than two centuries of being a male only student body, the first 140 female enrollees are walking through the hallowed doors for the first time.

A Halloween night alcohol fueled adventure leads to one student being in the hospital near death and the lives of those involved being changed forever. The questions of who will step forward to tell what happened and lead to the capture of who assaulted her weaves a powerful story with people and lives being changed forever.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys an in depth story of secrets, lies and corruption. It was obviously light on the romance aspect because of the sensitive nature of the book, but the character nuances and emotional upheaval were spot on.

five-stars

* Review * CINDERELLA’S ROYAL SEDUCTION by Dani Collins

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* Review * CINDERELLA’S ROYAL SEDUCTION by Dani CollinsCinderella's Royal Seduction by Dani Collins
Published by Harlequin Presents on February 1, 2020
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five-stars

His until midnight

Will she wear his crown?

Sopi is exhausted! With Prince Rhys Charlemaine staying nearby, the luxury spa she calls home is overflowing with aspiring princesses! It’s frantic…until working all hours leads to a late-night encounter with charismatic Rhys himself…

Untouched Sopi gives herself one chance to feel like a princess in Rhys’s arms. She knows it cannot go further, until Rhys stuns her with his convenient proposal! He promises exquisite pleasure, but Sopi has seen the man behind his royal mask—dare she believe he wants her for more than desire?

 

Could she really be the one to steal the Prince’s heart? CINDERELLA’S ROYAL SEDUCTION by Dani Collins is a really fun take on a modern day Cinderella story. The characters are very likable and the story is fast paced and well told.

Cassiopeia (Sopi) nabs a readers heart from the very beginning of the story. She’s run ragged trying to please all of the guests at the inn she holds dear to her heart while trying to keep her step-family from destroying all that her mother built.

Prince Rhys could have his choice of any of the wanna-be-Princesses that are clamoring for his attention … but he’s only interested in one. She seems to be an employee of the spa … and she’s delightful!

I highly recommend this story to anyone enjoying an opposites attract story with a royal spin on it. I really enjoyed everything about Sopi and Rhys!

five-stars

* Blog Tour/Review/Excerpt * GETTING OFF EASY by Erin Nicholas

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* Blog Tour/Review/Excerpt * GETTING OFF EASY by Erin NicholasGetting Off Easy by Erin Nicholas
Series: Boys of the Big Easy #4
Published by EN Fiction, Inc. on January 14, 2020
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four-stars

New Orleans firefighter, James Reynaud’s true love is hanging out in the jazz clubs on Frenchmen Street and playing piano with some of the best musicians in the city. But driving his cute, bookworm neighbor Harper Broussard crazy is right up there on his list of favorite things.

The buttoned-up linguistics professor across the hall is a little older, a lot smarter, and way too good for him. And she knows it. But wow is she beautiful when she blushes.

She’s equally gorgeous when she’s saving his butt. Because now things just got serious. A baby has been, literally, dropped off on his doorstep and to say he’s in over his head is an understatement. Not that Harper knows anything about babies either. But at least they now have something in common.

 

Every book in this series is an absolute delight! Erin Nicholas is sweet talking her readers once again with book four in her much adored Boys of the Big Easy series and GETTING OFF EASY continues to thrill!

James Reynaud is one of those characters that keeps a reader smiling the whole way through the story. He’s funny, he’s sexy and he’s got just about the best heart around.

Harper Broussard kept us guessing for a little while to figure out if she was going to let James woo her into loosening up her uptight attitude or not … and once she did, she added so much to his story!

I recommend this book and highly recommend the entire series to anyone wanting a down home feel to a cast of great characters with lots of sass, lots of heart and a whole lot of sexy goodness! This wasn’t my favorite book in the series because I found myself wanting a little more here and there, but it was still so much fun to read and added a nice dimension to the series as a whole.

 

 

 

 

 

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Getting Off Easy, an all-new sexy, single parent romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author Erin Nicholas is available now!

 

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New Orleans firefighter, James Reynaud’s true love is hanging out in the jazz clubs on Frenchmen Street and playing piano with some of the best musicians in the city. But driving his cute, bookworm neighbor Harper Broussard crazy is right up there on his list of favorite things.

The buttoned-up linguistics professor across the hall is a little older, a lot smarter, and way too good for him. And she knows it. But wow is she beautiful when she blushes.

She’s equally gorgeous when she’s saving his butt. Because now things just got serious. A baby has been, literally, dropped off on his doorstep and to say he’s in over his head is an understatement. Not that Harper knows anything about babies either. But at least they now have something in common.

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Harper reached out to lift the baby off of James, but just as her hand touched his back, James stirred.

She froze.

“Professor?”

His voice was husky from sleep, low and gravelly, and Harper’s belly flipped, heat sliding from her stomach lower, between her legs. They were in his bedroom. One of them was in bed. And that voice. And the nickname. She could hardly be blamed for her reaction.

“Hey,” she said softly.

“You okay?”

It was the middle of the night, and he was the one asleep with the thing that had just turned his life upside down, but he was asking about her? She never came to him with needs. He came to her. She nodded. “I thought I’d take him so you could get more comfortable.”

He looked down at the baby, and seemingly instinctively, his hand slid from the baby’s butt to his back. James’s hand was huge on the tiny baby, and Harper swallowed hard at the sweet picture. “He’s okay.”

“You sure? I don’t mind.”

He looked up at her. He was clearly still sleepy, maybe not fully awake. “You wanna help?” he asked.

She nodded. “Yeah.” She felt terrible for leaving earlier. It had gone against every instinct except the one that screamed at her to protect her heart no matter the cost. But she was afraid she was far past the point of that being possible.

“Then come here.”

Harper wet her lips. “Come… there?”

“Yeah.” He reached for her with his free hand and caught her around the wrist, tugging her forward.

She could have easily pulled back, broken free, resisted. But she let him urge her onto the mattress.

Harper knelt with a knee next to his hip. “How does this help?”

“Gets you up against me,” he said, his voice still sleep roughened.

Her heart skittered. “That’s helpful?”

“Can’t imagine how it will hurt.” He gave her a sleepy, but still devastatingly sexy smile. “This way you’re here if he does need something.”

Well, he had a point.

Harper stretched out on the mattress beside James. He put his arm up above his head again, not holding her, but definitely exposing plenty of surface area for her to be up against.

Oh, what the hell. She wouldn’t sleep well at her place now, wondering what was going on over here. This way she was very much here for whatever went on. And she’d wanted to be up against him for a few months now. Lord only knew what the next few days were going to bring with the baby and everything. She might as well enjoy this moment while she had it.

She scooted closer. His body was hot and hard. She swallowed with some difficulty.

Then the baby made a little grunting sound and curled and stretched against James.

This was so not how she’d ever pictured being in bed with James Reynaud. That was for sure.

 

author-photo-1-air-232x300.jpgAbout Erin Nicholas

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Erin Nicholas has been writing romances almost as long as she’s been reading them. To date, she’s written over thirty sexy, contemporary novels that have been described as “toe-curling,” “enchanting,” “steamy,” and “fun.” She adores reluctant heroes, imperfect heroines, and happily ever afters.

Erin lives in the Midwest, where she enjoys spending time with her husband (who only wants to read the sex scenes in her books), her kids (who will never read the sex scenes in her books), and her family and friends (who claim to be “shocked” by the sex scenes in her books).

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four-stars

* Review * COLTON’S LETHAL REUNION by Tara Taylor Quinn

* Review * COLTON’S LETHAL REUNION by Tara Taylor QuinnColton's Lethal Reunion by Tara Taylor Quinn
Series: The Coltons of Mustang Valley #2
Published by Harlequin Romantic Suspense on January 1, 2020
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four-half-stars

Long ago, he broke her heart.

Now he’d do anything to save her life.

Rafe Colton and Kerry Wilder were inseparable as kids—until Rafe cut Kerry out of his life without explanation. Now a detective, Kerry unexpectedly crosses paths with Rafe again while investigating a deadly shooting. When Rafe discovers she’s also investigating a cold case that puts her in harm’s way, he vows to work overtime to protect her. But can Rafe redeem his betrayal…and keep her safe?

 

The intrigue intensifies! With the second book in the exciting new Coltons of Mustang Valley series, Tara Taylor Quinn picks up the story with adopted brother Rafe when his childhood friend becomes the detective working his father’s shooting in COLTON’S LETHAL REUNION. The characters are well developed and the plot is fast paced.

Rafe Colton was fairly unseen in the first book in the series, but we learn his past fairly quickly when the woman he walked away from re-enters his life in a boisterous way. He’s easy to like, and more laid back than the rest of the family.

Kerry Wilder knew working the Colton case would have her facing old ghosts, she just didn’t realize it would slap her in the face quite as much as it did. She’s determined to find out what happened to her brother two years ago and she can’t let anything derail that plan … even her childhood love.

I recommend this book and the entire series to anyone looking for an ongoing mystery filed with lots of family drama and happily ever afters.

four-half-stars

* Review * DISRUPTIVE FORCE by Elle James

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* Review * DISRUPTIVE FORCE by Elle JamesDisruptive Force by Elle James
Series: Declan’s Defenders #6
Published by Harlequin Intrigue on February 1, 2020
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five-stars

They’ll have to trust each other

in order to survive this mission.

After escaping Trinity, a terrorist organization, trained assassin CJ Grainger has insider knowledge about the group’s plans, but she needs resources that Cole McCastlain, a member of Declan’s Defenders, can provide. Yet they face a dilemma: they must either facilitate the deaths of government officials or become Trinity’s next targets. CJ and Cole will make it out alive only if they can place their lives in each other’s hands.

 

Secrets and lies are finally exposed! With the sixth book in her action packed Declan’s Defenders series, Elle James brings us the conclusion of the series with DISRUPTIVE FORCE, and it does not disappoint!

C.J. Grainger brings a lot to this story line. She’s a former trained assassin with the organization DeClan and his band of former Marines have vowed to take down for the part it played in John Halverson’s death and the continued terror threat on US soil. She was kidnapped and trained to be a killer, but she has so much good in her heart. She’s afraid of her own shadow right now, but something makes her know that Cole is the man to help when she needs it.

Cole McCastlain is familiar to anyone who has been reading along with this series and is a solid guy. It’s clear to see from the beginning that he’s drawn to C.J. and wants to help her stay hidden even when they need her to help them bring down the organization.

I highly recommend this book and the entire series to anyone who enjoys a fast paced thrill of a read with lots of action, lots of turmoil and a whole lot of heart. I have really enjoyed watching the guys fall in love and solve their mystery!

five-stars

* Review * RICH, RUGGED RANCHER by Joss Wood

* Review * RICH, RUGGED RANCHER by Joss WoodRich, Rugged Rancher by Joss Wood
Series: Texas Cattleman’s Club: Inheritance #2
Published by Harlequin Desire on January 1, 2020
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four-half-stars

“Why aren’t you pushing me away?”

“Because you kiss like a dream.”

Ever since the accident that took his leg, oil tycoon Clint Rockwell doesn’t do relationships—he likes being alone. And he doesn’t need anyone’s pity. Then fast-talking reality star Fee Martinez sweeps into Royal, Texas, on to his ranch…and into his bed. It’s only for a night, and then two. Wanting more is impossible, but this goodbye might be the hardest thing he’s ever done…

 

A delightful unexpected romance! Joss Wood brings us the delectable second book in the new Texas Cattleman’s Club: Inheritance series and continues unraveling secrets surrounding Blackwood Hollow Ranch. I absolutely loved this book, but it did feel like the choice of these two characters as the second book instead of one of the Blackwood siblings pushed the mystery to the back burner somewhat. I’m looking forward to continuing the series soon!

Rancher Clint Rockwell is a really solid guy and was a joy to get to know. He lost his leg in the Army and while he has prospered greatly in his physical healing, circumstances after he returned home led him to close off emotionally. Meeting Fee seems to be just the healing balm he has been needing.

Seraphina Martinez is tired of the reality show glitz that she’s been surrounding herself with and feels really alive for the first time in a long time when she meets and trades wit with Clint.

I highly recommend this book to anyone wanting a bit of scandal, a bit of glitz and a whole lot of heart in their romance.

four-half-stars