** Book Review ** ILLEGAL EXIT by Jacqui Jacoby

Illegal Exit

3 1/2 STARS!

An interesting take on finding a cause and acting on it!

Trevor and Gavin were cousins, living a hardworking life to support their loving families … and in an instant, it was gone.  Their reactions lead to getting caught up in a life they never planned to lead, and an end to their future … Until they met Hannah one night and their world changed in the blink of an eye.

Learning to live a new way is hard, but with Hannah by their side, it’s doable … but remembering to watch their back and cover their tracks gets old, and when they get lazy, the past will catch up with them.

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** Book Review ** SCORCH by Dani Collins



In this 2nd book in the Firefighters of Montana series, it’s Dani Collins’s turn to take us deep into the life of one of the exciting smokejumper teammates in Glacier Creek.  She brings her characters to life and makes us fall in love right along with them as they take a journey through love, forgiveness, and carrying on. Great addition to the series!

Jacqui Edwards is returning home for the first time since losing her husband 6 months ago.  Her intent is to close up all her loose ends and complete a move to be closer to family, but the second she sees Glacier Creek again, a sense of home fills her heart.  She can’t leave this place.

Vincent Kingston is the only person Jac has stayed in touch with while she’s been away, so of course he’s the one there to pick her up from the airport.  He was her husbands best friend, has been taking care of their dog, and is in the process of buying her house.

There is an instant strange sort of attraction between the two of them when they embrace for the first time that has never been there before.  They’ve been friends for years … but this is something more.  As they lean on each other to get past the loss of Russ, will they allow themselves the chance to see what this fire is that’s starting to flare up between them?

ARC received via Author/VA

** Blog Tour / Book Review ** SHOTGUN JUSTICE by Angi Morgan


Shotgun Justice
by Angi Morgan
Series: Texas Rangers: Elite Force, #2
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: February 23, 2016




As a Texas Ranger, it was Jesse Ryder’s duty to protect her. As a man, it was all he could do to avoid the temptation of Avery Travis. The Snake Eyes Killer was on Avery’s trail, but the independent deputy didn’t want Jesse’s help. And he couldn’t blame her; he had walked away from her the night she’d offered him everything.

Avery knew Jesse would always think of her as his best friend’s little sister. However, she was fully capable of taking care of herself…and knowing what and who she wanted. Their lives might be in jeopardy, but the true tragedy would be to never have one more chance with the sexy Ranger.






4 1/2 STARS!
Book 2 in Angi Morgan’s Texas Rangers: Elite Troop series picks up with Garrison Travis’s (from Book 1) twin sister being targeted by The Snake Eyes Killer.  I enjoyed this book even more than the first, and fell in love with Avery and Jesse as a battling friends to lovers duo!  Can’t wait to see what else the gang gets up to in the continuation of the series!

Texas Ranger Jesse Ryder hears that Avery Travis is in trouble, and is on her door step immediately.  They grew up together and he was her brother’s best friend, but they also had a little history of their own a few months ago that ended when Jesse walked out on her.  She’s not happy to see him, and doesn’t much want his help!

They find themselves being stalked by this serial killer, and have to dodge his set ups to try to figure out who he is before he gets to them first!  Will they survive this mad man’s clutches?

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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.







** Blog Tour / Book Review ** THROUGH THE STORM by Rula Sinara

Through the Storm


In this 3rd book in the From Kenya, With Love series, Rula Sinara brings us the story of a fractured family trying to unite for the good of their orphaned nephew, while investigating wrong doings and fighting attraction!

Tessa Henning flees her home and heads to the only person she can count on to help her when she stumbles across info making her think her husband is involved in the illegal ivory trade.  She needs to keep her nephew safe while trying to find concrete evidence to take to the authorities.

Mac Walker shares custody of Nick with Tessa and will do anything to keep them safe.  He helps her get in touch with some officials that can help her track down the evidence they need, and along the way they bond with Nick and get him to find some comfort after the loss of his parents, their siblings.

When all is said and done and Tessa’s husband is no longer in the picture, will Mac and Tessa finally admit to the feelings they’ve had for each other since they were teens themselves?

ARC received via Prism Book Tours



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Through the Storm
(From Kenya, With Love #3)
Rula Sinara
Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 368 pages
April 1st 2016 by Harlequin Heartwarming

The biggest risk she’ll ever take…

Tessa Henning is no damsel. But she’s definitely in distress. If her husband really is involved in the ivory trade, he’ll come after her when he finds out what she’s uncovered. Unfortunately, the only person who can help is Mac Walker. Stubborn, fiercely independent, danger-loving bush pilot Mac Walker—with whom she shares custody of their orphaned nephew. Though Mac’s no knight in shining armor, he can keep her and their nephew safe in the Serengeti while they wait out this storm. But he can’t protect Tessa from the strange weather brewing inside her, stirring up feelings for Mac she wishes she could ignore.

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Other Books in the Series

The Promise of Rain (Book 1)The Promise of Rain
(From Kenya, With Love #1)
Rula Sinara
Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
January 1st 2014 by Harlequin Heartwarming

He wants to take her child out of Africa…

The Busara elephant research and rescue camp on Kenya’s Serengeti is Anna Bekker’s life’s work. And it’s the last place she thought she’d run into Dr. Jackson Harper. As soon as he sets eyes on her four-year-old, Pippa, Anna knows he’ll never leave…without his daughter.

Furious doesn’t begin to describe how Jack feels. How could Anna keep this from him? He has to get his child back to the States. Yet as angry as he is with Anna, they still have a bond. But can it endure, despite the ocean–and the little girl–between them?

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After the Silence
(From Kenya, With Love #2)
Rula Sinara
Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 368 pages
March 1st 2015 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Does following her passion mean losing her way?

Marine Ben Corallis is an expert at facing death, but nothing comes close to the terror that grounds him when his wife is killed in a car accident the day he returns from duty. He’s left to raise an infant, a toddler and a ten-year-old girl who hasn’t uttered a word since her mother’s death.

It’s hard not to care for the widowed marine with three young children. Yet he’s still grieving, too burdened with guilt to fall in love again. And Hope Alwanga’s future as a doctor awaits her on the other side of the world, in Nairobi. If two such opposites can’t agree on a common country, how can they ever create a safe place to call home?

After a childhood enriched with exotic travels and adventures (both in books and real life), USA Today and Amazon Bestselling author Rula Sinara is now settled in rural Virginia with her husband, three boys and crazy but endearing pets. When she’s not writing, she’s busy attracting wildlife to her yard, watching romantic movies or researching trees on her garden wish list.

In addition to being a coffee addict, she’s also a 2015 HOLT Medallion Award of Merit winner, a 2014 National Reader’s Choice Award winner and double finalist, a 2015 Golden Quill Award Runner Up and a 2015 Book Buyers Best third place recipient. For updates on her releases and more, sign up for her newsletter.


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US PRIZE PACK: One winner will receive 3 ‘From Kenya, With Love’ series canvas tote bags (one of each book), bookmarks, autographed copies of The Promise of Rain and After the Silence, and a $10 Amazon gift card.

INTERNATIONALLY OPEN PRIZE: One winner will receive Kindle copies of The Promise of Rain and After the Silence.

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** Book Review ** A PREGNANCY SCANDAL by Kat Cantrell

A Pregnancy Scandal

4 1/2 STARS!

In this 2nd book of her Love and Lipstick series, Kat Cantrell brings Alexandra Meer to life!  From the moment we first see her and Phillip together, we are drawn into their intense attraction, and go along for the ride as they stumble their way through issues from the past, and hopes for the future.  Great read!

Senator Phillip Edgeworth has high political dreams, but it means he can’t sit around and mourn his late wife forever.  He needs the perfect mate by his side, but he’s not willing to love anyone else, so it needs to be someone going into it with their eyes wide open about what he’s offering.

Alexandra Meer,CFO at Fyra Cosmetics, has been working side-by-side with Phillip to get some FDA approval that they need for a new product.  The attraction between them is red-hot and eventually they decide to give in to temptation!

Alex doesn’t believe in happily ever after, so when they find out she’s pregnant, Phillip doesn’t have that hard of a time convincing her to marry him in a marriage of convenience without a promise of love.  But the more time they spend together, the more she realizes she wants … will they be able to make this family work?

ARC received via Author

** Book Review ** CHARMINGLY YOURS by Liz Talley

Charmingly Yours


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



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


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


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?

ARC received via NetGalley

** Book Review ** TEST DRIVE by Marie Harte

Test Drive


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?

ARC received via NetGalley