Archives for April 11, 2023

* Review * THE VOICES ARE BACK by Lani Lynn Vale

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Review * THE VOICES ARE BACK by Lani Lynn ValeThe Voices are Back by Lani Lynn Vale
Series: Gator Bait MC #5
on April 11, 2023
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Her: Just a word, yet one person came to mind.

Morrigan St. Pete.

The woman that’d been hounding my every step since the day she was born. From the moment we first comforted each other in the hospital, to the day that I left her to follow her dreams, I knew that she was my one.

Through marriage, divorce, and a prison sentence, I had low expectations when it came to her ever coming around to my way of life. What kind of woman wanted a man that’d been to prison, had a child that disliked him and everything he stood for, and had zero prospects in life?

But then she popped into my life again, and that feeling of suffocation slacked off for the first time since I let her go.


The first time I tried to come back to Aodhan, I found him married with a kid on the way.

The second time I tried, he was heading to jail.

As one would say, the third time is the charm, right? Wrong.

The third time, he was divorced, fresh from prison, had a kid, and was again with his ex-wife.

That was the final nail in my coffin. I decided to give up.

I would do anything and everything I could to avoid him. Hiding wasn’t beneath me.

I only wish he’d stuck with my plan, because the moment he sees me again, it’s like he’s seen the light. Avoiding him is impossible when he goes out of his way to insinuate himself into every aspect of my life.

If only life was as perfect as my dreams.


An unputdownable delight! Lani Lynn Vale has a way with creating her characters that really endears them to her reader’s heart and this book might just have two of the most addictive ones ever. Morrigan and Aodhan have been connected since birth, but life pried them apart and sent them on their separate paths and only years later do they reconnect and settle into their fate. I loved their story and while there were quirky parts like always, they were super easy to root for. I can’t wait for more to come in the series!

Aodhan is my favorite! There’s just something humbling about him that warms my heart even from the first page we connect with his backstory.

Morr has had a hard life and seeing her get to be with the one she was always meant to be with and meander the drama one day at a time is really satisfying.

I highly recommend this book as well as the entire series to anyone that loves a passionate story filled with heart, angst and a thrilling happily ever after.


* Review * SUPERSTAR by Kate Meader

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Review * SUPERSTAR by Kate MeaderSuperstar by Kate Meader
Series: Rookie Rebels #8
Published by Kate Meader LLC on April 11, 2023
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He never saw her coming ...
After almost a year away from hockey, Bastian Durand’s return to the game should be a triumph.

Instead he’s taken down by the Chicago Rebels mascot.

It can’t get worse. Or maybe it can. Because the human inside the Rowdy Rebel costume is none other than Pepper Calhoun.

His friend’s sister.
His coach’s daughter.
And the woman Bastian has wanted for the longest time.

Pepper has always been a magnet for bad luck and now she’s ruined superstar Bast Durand’s big comeback. So that tracks. Everyone, from her father and brother to the fans and press, heck, even the NHL commissioner, hates her.

Everyone but the one guy who should.

Hiding away is the only thing she can think of, except Bast has the same idea. To her utter dismay, he’s determined to protect Pepper from anyone who dares breathe a word against her.

And to convince her that crashing on the ice isn’t all that different from … falling in love.


Wholesome goodness wrapped up in a whole lot of passionate sass! The next book in Kate Meader’s Rookie Rebels hockey series is addictive from the very start when fan fav Reid Durand’s little brother Bastian joins the team and plans his ultimate comeback from last season’s drama. The characters are easy to like and become invested in and the happily ever after is heartwarming. I loved every minute of Bast and Pepper!

Bastian will be familiar to anyone who read his brother Reid’s story previously, so getting to hear his side of the drama that went down throughout his life with his sibling was rewarding. I have to say I liked him a lot and was rooting for him throughout.

Pepper was a tad on the flighty side when it came to deciding what she wanted to do with her life, but she was relatable when the truth starts to surface about her past love life and the drama with her fam.

I highly recommend this book as well as the entire series to anyone that enjoys a close knit group of hockey players that rally around each other through thick and thin just like a solid family as one after another finds their true love and settles into life outside of the game.