Archives for September 22, 2022

* Review * ALL IS BRIGHT by RaeAnne Thayne

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Review * ALL IS BRIGHT by RaeAnne ThayneAll Is Bright by RaeAnne Thayne
Published by HQN Books on September 20, 2022
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Sage McKnight is an ambitious young architect working at her father’s firm who takes on her most challenging client in Mason Tucker. The former pro baseball player is still healing from the physical and emotional scars after a plane crash left him a wheelchair-using single dad, and he’s determined not to let anyone breach his emotional defenses. Sage knows her work on Mason’s new home in Hope’s Crossing is her best work yet, and she won’t let her grumpy client prevent her from showcasing her work personally.

With Sage’s gift for taking broken things and making them better, the matchmaking talent of the quirky locals and a generous sprinkling of Christmas cheer, Mason doesn’t stand a chance against the power of this magical holiday season.


A generous dose of sweet and sentimental holiday cheer! RaeAnne Thayne is giving long time fans the gift of returning to the fan favorite setting of Hopes Crossing this holiday season. The characters are endearing and easy to like, there is love and laughter but also heartache and angst in the mix as Sage and Mason and Taryn and Charlie figure out what life has in store for them if they can see past the pain from their past. I enjoyed every minute of ALL IS BRIGHT!

Sage and Mason both have come through a lot to get to the point where they are right now. She is sweet and sincere in helping every person she can in life while living with the sacrifice she made long ago. He’s grumpy, yet loving with his adorable daughter and looking forward from the pain of the past the best he can.

Taryn is hoping against hope that Charlie will finally be able to forgive himself for the past and move forward with her in the future that she’s always dreamed of. Both characters are kind and fulfilling and seeing them overcome their challenges is heartwarming.

I highly recommend this book to anyone that enjoys a bit of turmoil mixed with their romance while holiday festivities blossom around town.


* Review * BRATVA TREASURE by Sabine Barclay

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Review * BRATVA TREASURE by Sabine BarclayBratva Treasure by Sabine Barclay
Series: The Ivankov Brotherhood #3
Published by Oliver Heber Books on September 20, 2022
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She has no idea what she agreed to…

My printsessa thinks she’s taken a regular job for a regular lawyer.

She doesn’t know the devils that lurk below the surface now that she’s in my world. The bratva world.

Innocent, sweet, and trusting.

All the things I am not. All the things I never knew I wanted.

But I do now. And she’s mine.

Let someone try to take her. I’ll burn the world down around them to keep her. She’s my soulmate.

She doesn’t know her limits yet. I’ll take her there, then bring her back with my touch and my love.


Their instant connection steams up the pages! With the third book in the Ivankov Brotherhood series Sabine Barclay is bringing us Nikolai’s story. The characters are easy to connect with and I was hooked quickly by the plot and intrigue. I enjoy this family and their drama a lot, but the same old Daddy/Baby Girl kink from every single brother is becoming a true bore.

Niko is commanding and self-assured, but his heart is pure when it comes to his loved ones.

Anastasia is sweet and sincere, but her family secrets reveal how sheltered she has been.

I recommend this book as well as the entire series to anyone that enjoys a mafia romance showcasing power and showdowns as each brother finds their forever.