Archives for May 17, 2022

* Review * HIS LOST AND FOUND FAMILY by Tara Taylor Quinn

* Review * HIS LOST AND FOUND FAMILY by Tara Taylor QuinnHis Lost and Found Family by Tara Taylor Quinn
Series: Sierra's Web #1
Published by Harlequin Special Edition on December 28, 2021
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Is he ready…

to be a father to this little girl?

Learning he’s guardian to his orphaned niece sends child-averse architect Michael O’Connell’s life into a tailspin. He’s floored by the responsibility, so when child life specialist Mariah Anderson agrees to pitch in at home, Michael thinks she’s heaven-sent. Michael is shocked at the depth of his own connection to Mariah, and when she moves in, he opens his heart to her in ways he never could have imagined. But can an instant family turn into a forever one?


Heartwrenchingly emotional! The first book in the Sierra’s Web series grabbed my attention from the very first page and didn’t let go until the final. It’s filled with a depth of pain in a character that you don’t often see in a category romance and Quinn pulled it off in a way that left the hero redeemed and complete.

Michael is a complex character. He’s determined to set things right in the only way he can comprehend based on the past and what he thinks was felt towards him. He’s easy to dislike, but equally easy to forgive once you get to know his heart.

I highly recommend this book to anyone that enjoys a romance that is full of emotional discord and family drama but has a sweet love story in the mix that steals the show.


* Review * CODE NAME: LIBRA by Janie Crouch

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Review * CODE NAME: LIBRA by Janie CrouchCode Name: Libra by Janie Crouch
Series: Zodiac Tactical #3
Published by Calamittie Jane Publishing on May 17, 2022
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My code name is Libra. The stars say I’m charismatic, intelligent, charming.

The one with the easy smile.

Zodiac Tactical has been the biggest part of my life for the past three years. We guard, protect, rescue...eliminate the threat when nobody else can. And I’ve always been at the front lines—first to help in whatever way was needed.

Until I took a bullet to the chest.

Now everybody’s worried about me. So I’m sent on what’s supposed to be an easy mission—gathering intel about some potential bad guys while on a tropical island for a wedding. Lay low, blend in, catch a little tan while getting the job done. Can’t be too hard.

Until I defend the bride’s adorable sister against some cruel cattiness and the next thing I know I’m mentioning I’m her fiancé.


When the mission takes a turn for the much more dangerous, and my fiancée finds herself in the middle of it, I will do whatever it takes to keep her safe. My wounds may have knocked me down, but a Navy SEAL, even former one with a couple extra bullet holes, always gets back up.

My code name is Libra. Don’t let the easy smile fool you.


Sizzling chemistry and unexpected danger are a powerful mix! The third book in the Zodiac Tactical series continues to deliver on romance, intrigue and heartfelt connections and I loved every minute of it. I feel like there was a bit of a glaring hole left in the storyline for the previous injury/Wavy situation for anyone that hadn’t been reading the series as it went along that really should have been fleshed out a bit, but if you’re reading the series in order you should carry along fairly easily.

Landon is super easy to like and steals the show very quickly. I loved getting to see him back at work and enjoying the good things in life.

Bethany really stole my heart with her judgmental mother and gentle soul. I enjoyed getting to see her shine.

I highly recommend this book as well as the entire series to anyone that likes a high intensity bit of intrigue wrapped up in a close knit work family and a sweet yet sexy love story.


* Review * RISING STAR by Jennifer Faye

* Review * RISING STAR by Jennifer FayeRising Star by Jennifer Faye
Series: Bluestar Island #4
Published by Lazy Dazy Press on April 19, 2022
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When Bluestar’s hometown celebrity unexpectedly returns to the island, there’s a heartbreaking scandal following her…

Country singer Emma “Em” Bell’s finally making headlines—just not the right ones. With a broken heart and doubts about her judgement, she's rethinking her future. Before she has time to sort out her feelings, her assistance is desperately needed. Bluestar’s Concert on the Beach summer spectacular is in trouble and her soon-to-be sister-in-law’s job is on the line.

Financial investor turned carpenter, Noah Sullivan, has retired from his high stress job due to health issues. He’s moved to Bluestar Island for a quiet, healthy lifestyle but when Emma blows into town, his days are anything but serene.

With all the small town counting on them, Noah and Emma must work past their conflicts to keep a promise to someone special to both of them. Will the summer’s sun soothe their tension and the sea breeze lull them into a peaceful surrender of their hearts?


This sentimental opposites attract story will have you loving Blue Star Island in no time! With the fourth book in the series we dive back into the heart of this small town where love seems to wrap itself around hearts when they least expect it. The characters are always endearing, the setting is cozy and sweet and the storyline had my attention from start to finish. I always enjoy my visit to Blue Star Island!

I highly recommend this book as well as the entire series to anyone who enjoys a small town filled with love, laughter and happily ever afters.