Archives for July 10, 2023

* Review * JUST A LITTLE SECRET by Carly Phillips/Erika Wilde

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* Review * JUST A LITTLE SECRET by Carly Phillips/Erika WildeJust a Little Secret by Carly Phillips, Erika Wilde
Series: Dare Crossover #2
on July 25, 2023
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He’s not just a bachelor up for auction …

He’s her sexy birthday gift for the weekend.

But will she be able to forgive him when she finds out he’s hiding more than a little secret?

Georgia Brooks had no intention of bidding on a bachelor at the charity auction, but her sister has other ideas and gifts her with a man for her birthday weekend. But not just any man . . . Drew Daniels. A hot, gorgeous lawyer who makes her want to shed her good-girl image and learn all sorts of new and risqué things.

Attorney Drew Daniels is more than willing to introduce the beautiful Georgia to her naughtier side. Their weekend together is steamy and romantic . . . and it doesn’t hurt that a rival of Drew’s has his eye on Georgia, too. Stirring the other man’s jealousy is a fun side benefit.

Their tryst should have been just about pleasure, but Drew finds he’s attracted to more than Georgia’s outer beauty and he wants to keep her as his own. When Drew suggests they continue their affair, Georgia is too smitten to say no. Even if her parents expect her to marry her lawyer father’s right-hand man.

Georgia finds herself falling for Drew harder and faster than she could have imagined. Until she discovers he's keeping a secret that has the potential to break her heart.


Sexy as all get out! Delectable charm surrounds the next book in Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde’s Dare Crossover series when hotshot attorney Drew Daniels meets his match in good girl Georgia Brooks. The sizzling chemistry between these two at their first meeting nabbed my attention quickly and had me hoping for them to make a go of a relationship. I enjoyed the angst coming from both sides in whether this was all going to work out or not, but in the end the fast pace felt almost too stilted with very little true relationship development. However it was very entertaining, super sexy and a very pleasurable read overall!


* Review * ROUGH SHOT by Kat Mizera

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* Review * ROUGH SHOT by Kat MizeraRough Shot by Kat Mizera
Series: Lauderdale Knights #6
on July 18, 2023
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From the first moment I laid eyes on Zoe in that Paris nightclub I knew it was love. Nothing else could explain the intensity I felt for the petite blond. She wasn’t my usual type, but she didn’t even blink at my scars, muscles, and voracious sexual appetite. A big, burly hockey player, brought to my knees by a woman a fraction my size.

Everything was going great. Until I asked her to marry me. I’m Russian and she’s Swiss. The only way we can be together is if we get married, but she won’t even consider it. I don’t know what the hell I’m going to do, but leaving hockey to move to Switzerland isn’t an option.

When my ex-fiance left me at the altar, I was devastated. It took nearly three years for me to get over it and I vowed I’d never let anyone get that close again. Then I met Slava and realized I’d never truly been in love before. He’s everything a man should be—strong, sexy, successful, and tender. But I can’t marry him. I was going to lose him if I couldn’t get over my fears, so I did the only thing I could: I let him go.

When the past rears its ugly head, Slava is the only one who can save me. But letting him back in could destroy us both.


Highly addictive, super sexy and filled with so much heart! With the sixth book in her amazingly yummy Lauderdale Knights hockey series, Kat Mizera is pouring on the sizzle with Slava and Zoe’s story. Fans of the series as a whole will recognize them from a previous book when Zoe and her BFF’s traveled and she hooked up with Slava in Paris. This story is their attempt at a happily ever after. As a whole, I loved this fast paced read, but felt like the drama filled Russian portion of the story was somewhat glossed over and distracted us from the core of the story.

Slava is a sweetheart. He’s sexy and demanding in all the best ways and gentle and endearing when Zoe needs patience. I adored him from start to finish.

Zoe is quite honestly very, very hard to like. She treats Slava poorly and really has no justification for it, so it’s not easy to feel like she deserves such a great guy.

I highly recommend this book as well as the entire series to anyone that enjoys a steamy hockey romance series with so many hunky men who simply melt when they find “the one”.



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* Review * AWAKENED ON HER ROYAL WEDDING NIGHT by Dani CollinsAwakened on Her Royal Wedding Night by Dani Collins
Published by Harlequin Presents on July 25, 2023
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Swept away to the palace

To become his bride!

Having dived into the ocean to escape one man, model Claudine Bergqvist washes up at Prince Felipe’s feet. She’s never before felt the searing heat that flashes between them. But she hardly expects Felipe to propose marriage!

Felipe must wed promptly or lose his place in line to the throne. So, in return, he’ll provide everything needed to help Claudine’s ailing mother. Claudine agrees—this could be her only chance to experience true pleasure! But can she enjoy the benefits of their marital bed without catching feelings for her new husband?


Emotionally riveting! I was hooked from the very first page to this pair of really likable characters, drama galore and undeniable chemistry. The story is fast paced, yet overflowing with heart and an unknowingly perfect match.

Claudine is in over her head for sure, but she’s sincere and loyal and I really enjoyed her character.

I adored Felipe from the very beginning. He’s been ousted too much in his lifetime and deserves some goodness for once.

I highly recommend this book to anyone that enjoys a royal romance filled with a marriage of convenience that quickly turns into their forever love.


* Review * YOU CAN DIE by Rebecca Zanetti

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* Review * YOU CAN DIE by Rebecca ZanettiYou Can Die by Rebecca Zanetti
Series: A Laurel Snow Thriller #3
Published by Zebra Books on July 25, 2023
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Men are dying in the Pacific Northwest, their bodies found near churches, charities, and counselling centers—each with valentine candy hearts shoved down their throats. They’re good men with families and community ties—or so they seem until Laurel Snow and her team begin to investigate. Then the case takes a shockingly personal turn when the father she’s never met, a former pastor, is attacked in exactly the same way.

Now, besides solving the case, Laurel is on the hunt to discover where her father has been. Complicating things is Laurel’s troubled half-sister, Abigail, a brilliant sociopath determined to prove that they’ve both inherited their father’s malignant narcissism.

Assisting Laurel is Washington Fish and Wildlife Captain Huck Rivers, a dangerous loner whose reliance on gut instinct puts him at odds with Laurel’s coolly analytic approach. But the choice may be moot when the killer hones in on Huck’s own dark secrets—putting him and Laurel squarely in the crosshairs.


Pulse pounding intrigue and drama from start to finish! The third book in Rebecca Zanetti’s Laurel Snow series is filled with mystery and equal amounts of strife as a crime spree keeps them on their toes in town and Laurel’s wayward recently found family continue to pull at her sanity. I really hope we have more to come in this series because there is so much still to uncover.

Laurel continues to be an intense investigator with lots of heart and warmth with those she cares about. I can’t wait to see what is in store for her and Huck in the future and what comes of her crazy fam.

I highly recommend this book as well as the entire series to anyone that enjoys a high impact serial killer drama with lots of emotion and heart backing up the characters.


* Review * DIVING INTO FOREVER by Laurel Greer

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* Review * DIVING INTO FOREVER by Laurel GreerDiving into Forever by Laurel Greer
Series: Love at Hideaway Wharf #1
Published by Harlequin Special Edition on July 25, 2023
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-- Travel the world
-- Become dive-certified
-- Find forever love?

To complete his beloved late sister’s bucket list, chef Kellan Murphy needs to triumph over his fear of deep water. Enter American dive instructor Sam Walker, as kind as he is electrifying to every fiber of Kell’s being. Sam’s soon nudging his way into the Irishman’s heart. But with Kellan’s dive certification comes an inheritance…and the restaurant of his dreams a continent away. Is Kellan’s future really on Oyster Island—with Sam?


Sexy, sweet and sentimental! Laurel Greer is kicking off her brand new Love at Hideaway Wharf series with just the sweetest M/M couple you could imagine. I loved Kellan and Sam from the very first scene and enjoyed every minute of their love story. This book portrays lots of emotion, light angst and the message of not letting life pass you by without reaching for your dreams. I’m hooked and can’t wait for a return trip to Oyster Island!

Kellan touched my heart right away with his journey to conquer his fears to accomplish the adventure list that his sister never got to finish. He had a lot to overcome, but also many dreams to reflect on during his trek to forever.

Sam is sexy, secure and the sweetest guy around. He goes out of his way to always help family and loves what he does and where he lives.

I highly recommend this book to anyone that enjoys a fast-paced small-town romance with passion and angst but equal parts warmth and family. Looking forward to more in the series!