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* Review * THE RANCHER’S PLUS-ONE by Joanne Rock

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Review * THE RANCHER’S PLUS-ONE by Joanne RockThe Rancher's Plus-One by Joanne Rock
Series: Kingsland Ranch #2
Published by Harlequin Desire on May 23, 2023
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What did he do that she couldn’t forgive?

And how can he lure her back?

Rancher Levi Kingsley urgently needs Kendra Davies’s help. His family’s business is threatened by his father’s scandals, and Kendra is the best PR-crisis manager around. But Kendra has avoided him since their unforgettable night years ago. Now he’s forced to swallow his pride and hire her.

Kendra believes Levi guilty of an unforgivable betrayal. But she can’t say no to this job. She also can’t ignore their chemistry or the quickly mounting proof that Levi may be a good man after all…


With the second dip into her new Kingsland Ranch series Joanne Rock delivers delectable drama and family angst galore! Levi is the second sibling’s story following an unfair division of his father’s estate after his unexpected death and he reunites with Kendra just as the family needs her PR expertise. As sparks fly, tension builds and this reconnection might be just what they both needed in their life. I’m looking forward to more to come in the series.

Levi is sincere and down-to-earth and while I would have liked to have seen more brotherly interaction overall, the backdrop of the story was attention grabbing and satisfying.

Kendra has things a bit skewed in what she believes Levi’s faults are, but she can’t resist hearing him out when he wants to clear the air in the middle of a campaign.

I recommend this book as well as the earlier one in the series to anyone that loves a bit of familial drama mixed up in your romance.


* Review * SPECIAL KIND OF TWISTED by Lani Lynn Vale

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Review * SPECIAL KIND OF TWISTED by Lani Lynn ValeSpecial Kind of Twisted by Lani Lynn Vale
Series: Gator Bait MC #6
on May 23, 2023
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He had a way of pulling everyone into his darkness. Then, to make matters worse, he convinced you that you liked it there.
Kyle Davis—ex professional baseball player and current felon—loved Sara, his best friend. Strictly platonically, of course. He’d do absolutely anything for her, even put up with Greer, Sara’s other best friend.
What she was not was Kyle’s best friend. Or any friend at all, to be honest.
In fact, they couldn’t stand to be in the same room with each other, let alone breathe the same air for any length of time.
Then something happens, forcing the two of them to work together to keep Sara blissfully unaware of the danger Greer’s in.
They come up with a plan. Sara doesn’t need to know.
What she doesn’t know won’t hurt her.
The funny thing is, Sara knows all. Sara also knows the two of them are destined to be with each other.
She only has to convince them of it first.


Lani Lynn Vale knows her way around sass, humor and heart! The sixth book in her Gator Bait MC series nabs the reader’s heart from the very first page and takes us along for a dramatic, emotional thrill ride! The characters are flawed but easily likable and each has a back story filled with emotion and drama that carry the storyline in multidimensional directions. I wanted a few little plot holes to be filled in, but overall a great addition to the series and so much goodness to love about these folks!

KD is such a sweetheart who quickly endeared himself to my heart. I loved watching him get to finally enjoy the love and adoration that he deserved in life.

Greer is a sassy delight and I loved her ability to love even through all the drama her life had endured.

I highly recommend this book as well as the entire series to anyone that enjoys a gruff hero who lives life to better it for others even though he’s lived through really tough times. I’m looking forward to continuing the series!