** Book Review ** REPRESSED by Elisabeth Naughton

Repressed

4 1/2 STARS!

Great story!  It’s one of those books that grabs you from the first page and keeps you guessing right up until the end to figure out who all is involved in the crime!

Hidden Falls is still the same small town Samantha Parker remembers from all those years ago.  She’s not happy to be home because of the bad memories this town holds for her, and will be leaving as soon as she can get her Mom’s house sold.  She witnessed her brother’s murder 18 years ago, and being back at the scene of the crime is bringing back too many bad memories and dreams .. dreams that almost make it seem like there’s something she’s not remembering clearly.

Ethan McClane never planned to step foot back into Hidden Falls either, but he has a patient at the local high school that needs his help.  As a child psychologist, he helps a lot of troubled teens and is doing this one as a favor for someone that helped him in the past.

As Samantha & Ethan connect through her student, they start to grow close … until danger starts rearing it’s ugly head all around her.  Unaware of a past connection, they blindly walk into a bigger mess than they were expecting when trying to decipher what’s going on around them.  When the murderer starts striking again, will they be able to make it out alive?

ARC received via the Author

** Book Review ** FEARLESS by Kimberly Kincaid

Fearless

5 STARS!

Sexy, hot firefighters!  In Book 2 of her Rescue Squad series, Kimberly Kincaid brings us Cole Everett’s story.  It was great to see Alex Donovan again from Book 1 and get to see him interact on the job since most of our time with him was outside of work.  Really enjoyed it!

Firefighter Cole Everett’s life is the firehouse .. and all of the men who always have his back.  He’ll do anything for the job … and finally has his eye on his coveted position on the Rescue Squad.  He just has to train a new guy for 6 weeks and the promotion is his!  Imagine his surprise when the new guy is actually the new woman!

Savannah Nelson comes from a legacy of firefighters in her family and it’s all she’s ever wanted to do with her life.  She won’t let anyone stand in her way!  She’s happily surprised that Cole is actually a good guy and willing to give her the chance she deserves to prove herself with hard work and ability.  When the flames heat up inside the house and out, will Cole & Savannah be able to hide a romance from the house?

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** Book Review ** SUSPECT WITNESS by Ryshia Kennie

Suspect Witness

3  STARS!

A rescue mission to help a schoolteacher survive the bounty placed on her head!  A very slow start had me unsure of this story, but eventually the action picked up and more importantly, the main couple finally made a connection with each other and made the plot thicken and more enjoyable.

CIA operative Josh Sedovich travels to Malaysia in search of a US schoolteacher who has been on the run for months after witnessing the murder of a high profile man by a gang of dangerous men.

Erin Argon is trying to stay safe and protect what’s important in her, and when she happens up on Josh as supposedly just another world traveler, she agrees to have dinner and go on tours with him here and there.  Luckily for her she does, because he’s in the right place at the right time when she needs a rescue!

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** Book Review ** THE PLAYBOY’S PROPOSAL by Ashlee Mallory

The Playboy's Proposal

4 1/2 STARS!

A fun, flirty read!  Nice interaction between the characters and a storyline you are routing for to have a happy ending as you read!

Dr. Benny Sorenson has had just about as much as she’s going to take out of her partying playboy of a neighbor!  Late night parties, parking dilemmas, she’s had it!

Ad exec Henry Ellison has a fun life of working hard, but partying harder and he enjoys the image he portrays, but when his neighbor comes knocking at his door, he’s intrigued by the feisty temper she displays!  He stumbles across info that she has a crush on a certain guy, so to appease her, he offers to teach her the fine art of flirting!

During the time they spend together giving her a make-over and teaching her how to act around a guy, Henry starts to second guess this whole plan.  It turns out Benny is a great gal, and he’s enjoying her a little too much himself now!

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** Book Review ** NIGHT AND DAY by Iris Johansen

Night and Day

4 STARS!

In the conclusion of her latest trilogy starring forensic sculptor Eve Duncan, Iris Johansen takes us on a journey of excitement and danger while still holding the quasi-family that Eve holds dear close to the heart of everything!  A little slower than the first two in the series, but satisfying none-the-less.

Eve is on a mission to keep eleven year old Cara safe from the danger that haunts her.  She’s putting herself in harms way over and over again to do so, which doesn’t sit well with her boyfriend Joe.  Will he be able to pave the way for her this time when she runs full steam ahead like she always does?

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** Blog Tour / Book Review ** HARD CORE LAW by Angi Morgan

 

Hard Core Law
by Angi Morgan
Series: Texas Rangers: Elite Troop, #4
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Mass Market Paperback Release Date: July 19, 2016
Digital Release Date: August 1, 2016

 

 

HE’D BREAK THE LAW TO GET HIS KIDS BACK

The twins were all Josh Parker had in this world. So when they were kidnapped, he couldn’t rely on his Texas Rangers star to get them back safely. Or involve Tracey Cassidy, the only person he trusted to care for his children. A family of criminals was asking him to break the law if he ever wanted to see his children again. But when Tracey caught wind of his plan, she knew no matter how big Josh’s heart was, he had a future with his twins to look forward to. They needed their father. And this was one burden he wouldn’t have to shoulder alone.

 

 

 

 

 

5 STARS!

My favorite one yet in the Texas Rangers: Elite Troop series by Angi Morgan!  It was filled with danger and mystery, yet had a ton of sweetness of all of these strong people trying to protect these little kids … and a little romance thrown in to boot!  Really enjoyed it.

Texas Ranger Josh Parker only has his kids left in life, so when a group of criminals want to hit him where it hurts, kidnapping his twins has definitely done it!  Josh races against danger to try to get his kids back.  With the help of their caretaker Tracey Cassidy, he is prepared to do whatever it takes … even if it means breaking the laws that he’s sworn to uphold!

Will they win the race against the clock?  And along the way, will he and Tracey have to admit how they feel about each other?

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Angi Morgan writes “Intrigues where honor and danger collide with love.” She combines Texas characters in realistic and dangerous situations with actual locations. A Publisher’s Weekly best-seller, Angi’s work is featured world-wide and has been a finalist in the Bookseller’s Best Award, Romantic Times Best First Series, Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence and the Daphne du Maurier. She has recently been honored by Romance Writers of America as PRO Mentor of the Year. Catch up with Angi online where she shows off her foster Labradors along with her own four-legged friends.

 

 

 

 

 

 

** Blog Tour Grand Finale* WHEN I FOUND YOU by Kate James

On Tour with Prism Book Tours.

Book Tour Grand Finale for
When I Found You
By Kate James

We hope you enjoyed coming along as readers shared about this sweet romance challenged by tense circumstances! If you missed any of the stops, go back and check them out now…

Launch – Tour Welcome

When I Found You is the story of San Diego Police Department K-9 unit captain Logan O’Connor, who readers were introduced to in the first two books of the trilogy, and Ariana Atkins, chief of security and loss prevention at San Diego’s international airport. Of course, a K-9 trilogy book has to have a furry, four-legged character, too, and in When I Found You, that character is Logan’s explosives detection dog, Boomer.

Katie’s Clean Book Collection – Review

“The way this story flows is very engaging. The mystery/suspense angle had me on the edge of my seat and guessing until the end. There are enough plot twists to still keep it very intriguing and it makes me wonder how many close calls there are at airports every single day. I have to admire those who sacrifice their time and risk their lives to keep the majority of people safe. I loved the romantic interludes and the way these two show a lot of respect for each other and for their co-workers and friends. I couldn’t get enough of the story and enjoyed every page. I think this one may be the best book of the trilogy!”

Thoughts of a Blonde – Interview

Is there a particular author that you remember being the first that drew you into being a fan of the Romance genre?

I have to say that (although not strictly romance) I love Nora Roberts’s books. I just finished The Obsession, and (please refer to the above question about my love of dogs) my favorite character in the book is Tag, the dog. He even has a pivotal role in the conclusion of the book!

Slice of Life – Review

“Kate James did an excellent job of describing airport security and K-9 operations in her riveting novel, which I would recommend to anyone who wants an exciting read along with romance.”

Getting Your Read On – Review

“I am really loving this K-9 series by Kate James. I’ve read every one so far and this book is a fantastic addition. I loved how each book has a different setting- even though all the books are about K-9 handlers in the same police unit. This book is mostly in an airport setting and I really loved it. I don’t think I’ve ever read a book quite like this and it was fun.”

Becky on Books – Review

“I really enjoyed the insight that When I Found You gave into both the behind-the-scenes action in airport security and the work that K-9 bomb sniffing dogs do. Fascinating! The mystery was solid, and though I had a pretty good idea as the book went on who might be behind things and why, it wasn’t obvious. It was especially understandable that the people involved wouldn’t immediately suspect them either. . . . Still, the ending was sweet and satisfying.”

Christy’s Cozy Corners – Review

“Her heart was racing, but as he continued to hold her, he sensed the tension easing. It felt just so darn good holding her in his arms. It didn’t matter how strong she was. At that moment she needed comfort and Logan was pleased that she was letting him provide it, especially since they were in a public corridor.”

EskieMama Reads – Excerpt & Review

Suddenly, Boomer rushed by her in a blur and she heard her name called from a distance. Swinging around, she saw Logan sprinting toward her. She felt the floor shudder, and an earsplitting sound reverberated around her. Before she could process what was happening, she was flying through the air.

“I loved the book, the characters and how to story developed, would love to read more of her books. . . . Thank you Kate James for a wonderful trip.”

Brooke Blogs – Excerpt

Her heart was racing, but as he continued to hold her, he sensed the tension easing. It felt just so darn good holding her in his arms. It didn’t matter how strong she was. At that moment she needed comfort and Logan was pleased that she was letting him provide it, especially since they were in a public corridor.

Rockin’ Book Reviews – Review

“I Love These K-9 Police + Romance Stories! . . . The story flows steadily from one action-packed chapter to another. The characters feel so real! The scenes are described and portrayed well.”

Wishful Endings – Excerpt

Logan stood in the doorway, dressed in indigo jeans and a pale blue polo shirt. She glanced down quickly to see if Boomer was with him. Not seeing the dog, she shifted her gaze back to Logan. He had one arm causally braced against the jamb, the stance emphasizing the muscles in his arm and torso. His dark hair glistened under the harsh fluorescent lights of the corridor. He had a smile on his lips and in his eyes. And those intense blue eyes mesmerized her.

Mel’s Shelves – Review

“I loved the unique setting of an airport. The breaches that were happening were realistic. I figured part of it out but there were twists and turns along the way to learning the extent of what was happening. I love romantic suspense and this was a fantastic blend of both! I was hooked from the beginning, had a hard time putting it down, and was satisfied at the end! “

23 Review Street – Review

“I loved the whole theme of the story, it was heart-warming yet emotional, a story that touches your heart and your life in more ways than one. . . . When I Found You is not a book to be missed, I loved Kate’s style of writing and how she take a story and makes it so much more than that, she makes it a home away from home.”

deal sharing aunt – Interview

Q: What would you like my readers to know?

A: I would them to know how grateful I am to everyone who chooses to spend some of their valuable leisure time reading one of my books. I am also very appreciative when those same people take a moment to send me an e-mail or post a review to let me know how they enjoyed one of my books. Ultimately, that’s what being an author is all about!

Falling Leaves – Review

“When I Found You is a wonderful story with the airport as the main setting. I have been in love with airports across the world since I was small, so this story is totally a must read. And I have to say that it doesn’t disappoint. The story was wonderfully written with the right amount of suspense and action.”

When I Found You (K-9 Trilogy, #3)When I Found You
(K-9 Trilogy #3)
by Kate James
Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 365 pages
July 1st 2016 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Is she part of the solution…or the problem?

It could be a terrorist threat. Or is it some other sinister plot? An unprecedented rash of security breaches at San Diego’s international airport is putting passengers at risk and bringing the competence of the airport’s chief of security, Ariana Atkins, into question. With explosives the weapon of choice, police K-9 unit captain Logan O’Connor and his bomb detection dog, Boomer, might be Ariana’s best, if not only, line of defense. Logan is certain his belief in Ariana, and his growing love for her, aren’t misplaced…but it wouldn’t be the first time he’s misjudged someone’s intentions.

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Other Books in the Series

When the Right One Comes Along (K-9 Trilogy, #1)When the Right One Comes Along
(K-9 Trilogy #1)
by Kate James
Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 293 Pages
October 1st 2015 by Harlequin

Brought together by disaster. Kept together by love.

In the aftermath of a deadly earthquake, it’s chaos for trauma surgeon Jessica Hansen. Among the many victims, one patient stands out—San Diego Police K-9 search and rescue officer Cal Palmer.

Cal vows to help Kayla, a child orphaned by the disaster. But he needs Jessica’s help. Will their shared concern for Kayla and for Cal’s canine partner, Scout, allow them to put aside their personal torments and discover the difference love can make?

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When Love Matters Most (The K-9 Trilogy, #2)When Love Matters Most
(K-9 Trilogy #2)
by Kate James
Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 368 pages
January 1st 2016 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Keeping her safe at all costs

Could their backgrounds be any more different? Rick Vasquez, a K-9 unit sergeant with the San Diego Police Department, fled drug-related violence in Mexico as a boy. Madison Long, who recently became primary veterinarian to the SDPD’s canines, is the privileged daughter of a judge. Rick has dedicated his life to curtailing cross-border drug trafficking and preventing other young boys from being drawn into the dark world of the cartels.

But everything Rick and Madison value, and the growing love between them, is threatened by the dangers of Rick’s job, and the risks he’s determined to take…

Kate James spent much of her childhood abroad before attending university in Canada. She built a successful business career, but her passion has always been literature. As a result, Kate turned her energy to her love of the written word. Her writing has been recognized with a number of awards, including first place honors for Silver Linings in both the First Coast Romance Writers’ Published Beacon Contest and Ancient City Romance Authors’ Heart of Excellence Readers’ Choice Award. Her November 2014 Harlequin Heartwarming release, A Child’s Christmas, received first-place honors from Southern Magic, the Birmingham Chapter of the Romance Writers of America, for the 2015 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, placed second in the Ancient City Romance Authors’ Heart of Excellence Readers’ Choice Award, and was a finalist in RWA’s Desert Rose Chapter’s Golden Quill Award and the Colorado Romance Writers’ Award of Excellence. Finally, her October 2015 release, When the Right One Comes Along, the first book in her K-9 trilogy, has received a Best Book of 2015 award in the contemporary category.

She and her husband, Ken, enjoy traveling and the outdoors with their beloved Labrador Retrievers, Harley and Logan.

Kate would love to hear from you! You can connect with her by e-mail, through her website, her Facebook page, Twitter, or mail at PO Box 446, Schomberg, ON, L0G 1T0, Canada.

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US/CAN PRIZE PACK: one K-9 trilogy women’s T-shirt, tote bag and a mug, a signed copy of the award-winning first book in the trilogy, When the Right One Comes Along, a signed copy of The Truth About Hope, signed book plates and a bag of Tim Horton’s coffee.

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** Blog Tour / Book Review ** SEASIDE LOVERS by Melissa Foster

Seaside Lovers

5 STARS!

Sweet, sexy and addictive!  Another great story by Melissa Foster where she wraps the whole family and community around the couple.  Love it!

After months of long-distance communication and flirting, actress Parker Collins and artist Grayson Lacroux plan to meet up in his neck of the woods, Wellfleet, Massachusetts when she comes into town for her charity work, but when she never shows up, Grayson assumes maybe he took it more seriously than she did.  Imagine his surprise when he stumbles across her unexpectedly!

Parker has kind of been in a fog for weeks now after losing her friend, mentor and the closest thing to family she had unexpectedly.  She’s buried in grief and simply going through the motions of life, and isn’t really connecting with any of her responsibilities right now.  When Grayson realizes what has happened and what type of state she’s in, he immediately takes her under his wing and provides the comfort she needs.  When he learns she’s going to confront someone having to do with Bert’s past, he insists on going along to make sure she’s taken care of.

The two are quick to connect and admit to having feelings for each other.  Now they just have to figure out how the big city movie star and a quaint living ironworking artist can make their lives intertwine!

ARC received via Tasty Book Tours

 

 

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Seaside Lovers
Seaside Summers #7
By: Melissa Foster

Releasing July 20, 2016
World Literary Press

 

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After months of long-distance communication, actress Parker Collins and artist Grayson Lacroux finally plan to reconnect in the seaside town of Wellfleet, Massachusetts. But Parker never shows, and weeks pass without a word, leaving Grayson to believe he’s misinterpreted their budding relationship.

Parker has been running on autopilot ever since she lost her friend, mentor, and the only family she’s ever known, Bert Stein. Armed with junk food, tequila, and her big, lovable dog, she’s prepared to hole up and mourn—and determined to mend a fence Bert had never been able to with his estranged and bitter brother. But Parker didn’t count on the sinfully hot artist she’s been fantasizing about for nearly a year walking in on her grief-induced drunken night.

When Grayson stumbles across Parker, he has no idea what to make of the gorgeous blonde who blew him off despite the heat sizzling between them. But that doesn’t stop him from feeling protective of the woman who’s consumed his thoughts for months, and when he learns of Parker’s plans to confront an angry old man, he refuses to leave her side. As Parker’s past unfolds, they’re led on an unexpected journey of discovery. Their connection deepens, and late-night fantasies become passionate realities, until good intentions spark painful secrets, threatening the love they’ve found.

 

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AUTHOR INFO:

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance, and women’s fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic, perfect beach reads, and always family oriented.

Author Links:  Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads |Newsletter

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** Book Review ** ALWAYS THE BEST MAN by Michelle Major

Always the Best Man

5 STARS!

A sweet romance about finding your way back home again … and finally appreciating what’s always been right in front of you!

Snooty “it girl” Emily Whitaker couldn’t wait to get out of small town Crimson, Colorado and be off to bigger and better things.  Now only a few years later, she’s back … divorced and a single mother!  Now she’s trying to help plan her brother’s wedding and let that be a distraction from having to deal with too much at once … if only it wasn’t putting her in close contact with Jase Crenshaw!

Jase has been best friends with her brother Noah since childhood, and he’s always had a crush on Emily.  Back in high school, she was too good for the likes of him, but now he’s the town’s golden boy, and she thinks he might just be too good for her now.  Will he be able to convince her that she deserves a second chance at happiness?

ARC received via the Author

** Book Review ** STOCKYARD SNATCHING by Barb Han

Stockyard Snatching

5 STARS!

A great start to the new Cattlemen Crime Club series by Barb Han!  It’s exciting from the first page as we try to figure out who is up to no good and why!

Recent transplant to Bluff, TX, Kate Williams is minding her own business heading in to work for the morning when someone attempts to snatch her adopted infant son from her arms!  She holds him off and lucks into Dallas O’Brien seeing what is happening and jumping in to save her and her baby.

Dallas takes her under his wing and off to the Sheriff’s office where they find out there’s something big going on and Kate and her son seem to be right in the middle of it.  He whisks them off to his ranch to keep them safe until they can figure out who is behind the attempted kidnapping and they try to unravel the web of lies surrounding the adoption … and figure out if it’s possible this is the possible son Dallas has been trying to track down!

ARC received via the Author