** Book Review ** CHARMINGLY YOURS by Liz Talley

Charmingly Yours

5 STARS!

In this first book in her new Morning Glory series, Liz Talley introduces us to a group of lifelong friends who have come together for the funeral of one of their own.  In a box left for them as a group, they find a touching tribute that will send them each on a journey of walking outside their comfort zone and living life to it’s fullest.  I was hooked from the first page and couldn’t put it down.  I can’t wait to read the other stories!

Rosemary Reynolds is a true southern gal from Morning Glory, Mississippi where she runs a fabric shop. When opportunity knocks, she decides to be spontaneous and jaunt off to New York City to housesit for her cousin.  Her first day there, she gets turned around and winds up in Little Italy running into sexy Italian Sal Genovese.

Sal works at his family restaurant, and is feeling the pressure from his family to settle down with a good Italian girl and settle into the family grind.  He is drawn immediately to Rosemary and thinks she is just a breath of fresh air.  They know they are from different worlds, but they decide to enjoy ever minute they can with each other for the two weeks that she is there before heading back to real life.

Will they be able to walk away after their vacation fling?

** Book Review ** SMOLDER by Tracy Solheim

Smolder

5 STARS!

In this kick off to the new Firefighters of Montana series, Tracy Solheim introduces us to the team of sexy smoke jumpers, and takes us into the world of the new captain of the squad, Sam Gaskill.  She delivers great characters with lots of sweetness & sass, along with some sexy heat.  Really enjoyed this book and can’t wait to read the rest!

Former Army Ranger Sam Gaskill is relocating to Glacier Creek, Montana to start a new job as the captain to a team of smoke-jumpers.  He’s glad to get away from Texas and it’s memories of his late wife.

Laurel Keenan couldn’t wait to leave Glacier Creek and explore the excitement the rest of the world had to hold, but a surprise pregnancy along with an ailing Mother brought her back home within a short time.

Sam and Laurel are drawn to each other the minute they set eyes on each other, but they both have their issues and try to steer clear.  He thinks he failed one woman already and doesn’t want to trust his heart to another.  She thinks she has to be secure and stable and can’t risk her son’s future to a risk-taking lifestyle.

Resistance doesn’t last for long, and they are soon enjoying each other’s company … but will they ever be able to trust enough to have any type of future together?

ARC received via Author/VA

** Book Review ** RIVERBEND ROAD by RaeAnne Thayne

Riverbend Road

5 STARS!

A whimsical small town filled with fun loving, good hearted people is the setting for this fourth book in RaeAnne Thayne’s Haven Point series!  As always, we are taken on a journey of friends, family and finding love even if it’s been right in front of your face for years and years.

Wynona Bailey loves being a police officer in her hometown of Haven Point, but lately she’s been feeling like she needs more in her life.  More purpose, more fulfillment, and more of her sexy boss!

Cade Emmett is not only the Chief of Police in Haven Point and Wyn’s boss, but he’s also her brother’s best friend and practically grew up in her house.  They have a great relationship as co-workers and friends, but when Wyn gets injured and Cade is forced to face how much she means to him in every way, will they be able to figure out a way to act on the feelings they both have for each other and have a future together?

ARC received via NetGalley/Author

** Book Review ** JORDAN’S RETURN by Samantha Chase

Jordan's Return

4 STARS!

A heartwarming story about making your way back to your true love.

Jordan Manning sets out for a quiet vacation with her sons on the coast of Virginia.  She needs to heal from a near-fatal car accident and from an abusive relationship.

Rob Tyler was Jordan’s high school sweetheart, and imagine their surprise when they run into each other in the town she’s vacationing in!

Rob inserts himself into their life and finds he really enjoys spending time with Jordan again and getting to know her boys.  He’s excited to pick up where they left off and plan a future together, but Jordan is feeling rushed and wants time to heal from her past mistakes first.  Will they be able to find a future together or will it be too little too late?

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** Book Review ** TEST DRIVE by Marie Harte

Test Drive

4 STARS!

I really enjoyed this new series from Marie Harte and I can’t wait to read the other guys stories!

Johnny Devlin has always been a love ’em and leave ’em type.  He’s a tough guy with a little bit of a past, and works hard with his buddies at Webster’s Garage.

Lara Valley is a bartender at one of the bars Johnny and his friends hang out in, and ever since the day he laid eyes on her, Johnny has wanted to make her his.  Lara has a crush on Johnny too, but she doesn’t want to just be another of his girl of the moments and then have it be awkward between them at the bar.

Will Johnny be able to convince Lara to take a chance on him?

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** Blog Tour / Book Review ** DEMAND by Lisa Renee Jones

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5 STARS!

In Book #2 of the Careless Whisper series, Lisa Renee Jones continues to take us on the thrilling ride of Ella & Kayden’s story!

Ella has been suffering from amnesia since the day she woke up to find Kayden beside her in the hospital, and as a flash of memory here and there comes to her, it makes for a more and more puzzling picture.  She doesn’t know whether trust in her feelings for Kayden, or to question his motives for all he’s done for her.

Will Kayden prove to be true to her and their feelings for each other?  And will they be able to forge out a future with each other when they still don’t know what the future holds when her memory one day explodes through?

CLIFFHANGER!

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Blurb

Still struggling with amnesia, Ella questions everything she’s known about Kayden Wilkens—the alluring stranger who claims to have found her unconscious in an alleyway a month earlier. But was he truly a stranger—or did Kayden know her before his supposed rescue? Tormented by the potential betrayal he denies, with fleeting memories of a bombshell in her recent past, Ella must face a hard reality. Every action has consequences . . . and trusting Kayden, the one thing she most desires, might result in the direst consequences of all.

 

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Ella and Kayden’s story continues in

Demand by Lisa Renee Jones

 

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Excerpt

Crossing behind the couch toward the kitchen, I find myself remembering those naked, intimate moments with Kayden only a short time ago. The passion. The trust I’d felt for him. And then his words: “We both want more. Until we don’t.” The words send a surge of adrenaline and nerves through my body.

The scent of freshly brewed coffee teases my nostrils as I reach the kitchen, where I immediately find Kayden standing behind the island. But it’s not him that makes my heart lurch, as usual. It’s my gun that’s lying on the counter between us.

And when I should perhaps step backward I find myself charging forward to claim the other side of the counter.

“What is that for?”

“You thought you needed it earlier,” he says. “I want you to have it now.”

My fingers curl on the tiled counter. “Do I need it?”

“That’s for you to decide.”

“That isn’t the answer I want.”

His jaw sets hard. “If you’re expecting an answer you’ll want, you’d better pick up that gun.”

We stare at each other, a push and pull between us that has nothing to do with fear or intimidation, and everything to do with a bond we both know is being tested. “I know what you’re doing.”

“What am I doing?”

“The same thing you did outside that church, when you helped me hold the gun to your chest.”

“Which is what?”

“Offering me the façade of control.”

“You holding a loaded gun on me in no way equals a façade.”

“I know you now,” I counter. “You don’t give up control, even when you say you are.”

He rests his hands on the counter, one turned just enough for me to catch a glimpse of the hawk inked on his wrist, its wings spread, the mark of a man whose rules of many must dictate his actions. “There are two sides to this coin,” he says, his words drawing my attention, his pale blue eyes piercing mine. “The me with you, and the me with everyone else.”

“We barely knew each other at the church.”

“I’d already decided you were mine. You just didn’t know it yet.”

 

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Although the Careless Whispers series is a continuation of Lisa’s Inside Out series, the books from Inside Out do not have to be read first. However, Denial, Demand and Surrender, must be read in order.

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Book three, SURRENDER, coming January 2017

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About the Author:

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT series, which is now in development for a television show to be produced by Suzanne Todd of Team Todd (Alice in Wonderland). Suzanne Todd on the INSIDE OUT series: Lisa has created a beautiful, complicated, and sensual world that is filled with intrigue and suspense. Sara’s character is strong, flawed, complex, and sexy – a modern girl we all can identify with. I’m thrilled to develop a television show that will tell Sara’s whole story – her life, her work, her friends, and her sexuality.

In addition to the success of Lisa’s INSIDE OUT series, she has published many successful titles. The TALL, DARK AND DEADLY series and THE SECRET LIFE OF AMY BENSEN series, both spent several months on a combination of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling lists. Lisa is presently working on a dark, edgy new series, Dirty Money, for St. Martin’s Press.
Prior to publishing Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by the Dallas Women’s Magazine. In 1998 Lisa was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.

Lisa loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her at www.lisareneejones.com and she is active on Twitter and Facebook daily.

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** Book Review ** SOPHIE’S PATH by Catherine Lanigan

Sophie's Path

4 1/2 STARS!

A sweet story about close-knit small town life, the sadness of guilt and most importantly about how helping someone else in even the smallest way could be the world to that other person.

Sophie Mattuchi is a great nurse and loved by many, but when a patient in the ER blames her for not doing enough to save his friend one night, it makes her second guess herself.  She knows she does a good job, but could she have done more?  She’s never cared this much about what a man thought about her before, and she’s not so sure she likes it!

Jack Carter knows in his heart that he’s being unfair to Sophie, but it’s almost like he needs someone else to share in the guilt he feels from that night.  The more times he runs into Sophie, the more he likes her and can’t pretend like he doesn’t.  She’s such a kind, caring person and helps everyone she can.

When Sophie and Jack admit to the attraction they feel for each other, will they be able to have a future or will that niggling of blame he still feels towards her always rear it’s ugly head and ruin things?

ARC received via the Author.

** Blog Tour / Book Review ** BULLETPROOF BADGE by Angi Morgan

 

Bulletproof Badge
by Angi Morgan
Series: Texas Rangers: Elite Force
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: January 19, 2016

 

 

HE’D TAKE A BULLET FOR HER

His key witnesses dead, Texas Ranger Garrison Travis had to protect innocent bystander Kenderly Tyler. Her crucial evidence had two very dangerous Texas crime families willing to do anything to keep her quiet. But Garrison’s undercover status had branded him a killer, and now the bad and the good guys were after them both.

Hiding out with a handsome protector, on the run for her life, was so beyond anything Kenderly had imagined. While there was more than just adrenaline pulsing between them, the Ranger vowed his job was his life. Dare she wonder what would become of them should they actually make it out alive?

 

 

 

 

 

4 STARS!

In this first book of her Texas Rangers:  Elite Troop series, Angi Morgan weaves an exciting manhunt involving an undercover Texas Ranger and the only witness he has available to the crimes he’s trying to bring to justice!  They fight for their lives and attempt to outrun the hitmen hot on their tail!

To say Kenderly Tyler was in the wrong place at the wrong time is putting it mildly!  Simply by happenstance, she is the witness to a heinous crime, and only Texas Ranger Garrison Travis is there to protect her.  He gets her out of there and tries to keep her safe, but roadblocks keep sending them scurrying in different directions trying to stay out of the hands of the mobsters, and at the same time, trying to find out who’s behind all of the info getting leaked.

When attraction is too hard to resist, will these two be able to look forward to a future together when this is all over, or will too many lines have been crossed to allow them that freedom?

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Introduced to Harlequin romances by her grandmother, she went through Junior High waiting for the next visit to “Mommie’s” house. There, she’d search through the inside cover corners for checkmarks, aunt’s initials, and her favorite phrase: Okay for Angi. That’s right, her aunts and grandmother censored which stories she could borrow. Reading gave her a love for the Harlequin name and story. She still has a lot of her grandmother’s books. Angi keeps reading and thinking romance, falling in love with the “Happily Ever After” for each hero and heroine.

An 11th generation Texan, Angi utilizes her strong heritage to create passionate characters willing to risk everything. She writes Intrigues where honor and danger collide with love. When the house is quiet, she plots ways to engage her readers with complex story lines, throwing her hero and heroine into situations they’ll never overcome…until they find the one person they can love.

Angi had several jobs before taking the opportunity to stay home with her children and develop the writing she always wanted. Volunteer work led to a houseful of visiting kids and a joyful but on-the-go lifestyle. With their three children out of the house, Angi concentrated on her work, finding her dream agent and editor. She and her husband live in North Texas with only the four-legged ‘kids’ to interrupt her writing. Tex, Roxie & Little Dude keep Angi and her characters company, reminding her to occasionally take time off to play.

 

 

 

 

 

 

** Book Review ** ARMORED ATTRACTION by Janie Crouch

Armored Attraction

5 STARS!

Janie Crouch takes us on an action packed adventure in Book #3 in her Omega Sector: Critical Response series!  I was drawn in immediately and didn’t want to put it down.  Filled with lost love, lost dreams and family angst , we go along for the ride to see if they can solve this crucial mystery that they have landed in, and maybe work through their past mistakes at the same time.

Vanessa Epperson is minding her own business, simply out for a walk one day when she stumbles across a mind boggling situation that she doesn’t know how to handle.  When it comes to her attention that local authorities might not be a safe resource to help her, she contacts the only person she can think of that might have higher contacts that could look into whether she has discovered a human trafficking ring.

Liam Goetz receives a blast from the past when he gets a voice mail forwarded to him from Vanessa.  He hasn’t heard her voice in over 8 years … not since she broke his heart and ended their engagement.  He isn’t eager to see her, but he can’t turn his back on the opportunity to get some closure on how it all ended at the same time as he sees what the situation she needs help with is.

When Liam arrives into town and they set out to solve the mystery going on around them, it opens up the door for them to air out their past hurts and share some secrets with each other.  Will they be able to forgive the past and move forward, or will they choose to appreciate ending on a better note and move on with their separate lives?

** Book Review ** STEPPING OVER THE LINE by Laura Marie Altom

Stepping Over the Line

3 STARS!

This book was a bit of a conundrum for me.  I like the characters, and I even like them together, but the style of the book was just too over-the-top for me.  He was a nice guy, yet it seems like too much effort went into making him seem vulgar and raw.  And the step-brother/sister thing wasn’t just the back drop to the story, it was the obsession of it.  I think had parts of it been panned down somewhat instead of feeling overly exaggerated, I would have liked it a lot more.

Garrett Marsden and Savannah Boudreaux met when they were both teenagers and their parents met and got married.  They had instant attraction to each other, but tried to play it off and ignore it for years while only sharing a friendship and trying to go with the flow of their newly merged families.  When they all come together for Savannah’s graduation from med school, the pretense all blows up when Garrett and Savannah share a drunken romp that changes their lives forever!

Mistakes are made, and Garrett winds up going to prison for a few years, while Savannah goes on to finish her residency and become a doctor, while also becoming a single Mom.  When Garrett is released from prison and comes back home, it’s hard for him to settle back in to figure out where he belongs in the puzzle now.  Danger eventually comes knocking, and secrets come to light.  Will Garrett and Savannah get the future they hungered for with each other?

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