Archives for February 27, 2024

* Review * KILLING BOOTH by Lani Lynn Vale

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Review * KILLING BOOTH by Lani Lynn ValeKilling Booth by Lani Lynn Vale
Series: Welcome to the Circus #6
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Every single thing you want is going to require you to be uncomfortable.

Those words had been shared with her by the one man she didn’t think she could take a chance on. She just didn’t know that he was right, or that he was going to be the one making her uncomfortable.

Nash Wilder Christopherson was the world’s golden boy.

For fifteen years, she watched Nash race from the safety of her phone. Every single race, PR event, ESPN interview—she was there for it. He was the one thing that kept her sane while having to live the life her father forced her to.

That was all he’d ever be to her, though. A face on the other side of the screen.

Until he showed up at her apartment complex, carried her sister down hundreds and hundreds of stairs during a fire, and changed her opinion of him.

Nash Christopherson was Mean. With a capital M. And he couldn’t stand her.


He thought he had everything under control. Then he met her.

Nash knew from the moment he saw Zip waiting in her apartment, looking panicked, that she was going to damage him. She was going to pull him in, chew him up, and spit him out.

What he didn’t know was just how much damage he could take.

Nearly a year passed as he tried and failed to stay away.

A full year of her smiles, her playful jabs, her teasing, her eyes on him.

Then he got news that changed his life, and she finally took matters into her own hands, forcing herself into his life and pretty much giving him everything he ever wanted.

Everything was great, until it wasn’t. Life smacked him hard, and when the dust settled, she was gone. The only sign that she was ever there was the cracked and bleeding heart, half beating inside his chest, that yearned to hold her one more time.


Signature sass, angst and the steamy love that Vale is known for! With the next book in the Welcome to the Circus series, we get Zip’s story and it’s an emotional, heartfelt journey towards healing and survival. I wanted a bit more of her family than we actually got this time, but the overall feel of the story was emotional and fulfilling. There’s sadness and heartache, but there’s also soul baring love and emotional depth that caries the story well. Great characters, addictive drama and such a great love story. Looking forward to more in the series!

I highly recommend this book as well as the entire series to anyone who enjoys quirky characters, passionate love stories and family drama galore!


* Review * THE SINGLE DAD PROJECT by Naima Simone

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Review * THE SINGLE DAD PROJECT by Naima SimoneThe Single Dad Project by Naima Simone
Series: Rose Bend
Published by Canary Street Press on February 20, 2024
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He’s the best mistake she ever made…

Back in Rose Bend after a work trip that went wrong, Florence “Flo” Dennison craves the kind of distraction only a searing fling with a gorgeous stranger can provide. And she gets it—in an encounter hot enough to leave scars. But satisfaction turns to shock when Flo realizes her one-night stand is leading the restoration project she’s been hired to photograph. And his sweet little girl has decided Flo’s her new bestie…

Single dad and architect Adam Reed wants stability for his daughter, and he’s sure that Flo—young, ambitious, beautiful—isn’t looking for that. But when his nanny bails and Flo helps him out, it becomes impossible to keep their distance. Now, navigating tangled family ties and her own trust issues, Flo has to decide if one wild night can become so much more.


Emotional turmoil at it’s best! Naima Simone is always quick to capture my heart with her quaint smalltown Rose Bend characters who don’t hesitate to plow through whatever obstacle sits in their way of love and happiness. The Dennison family is full of humor, angst and outspoken characters who love hard and support each other through thick and thin. I love every minute spent with them! Always a joy to watch the next sibling succumb to their passionate love story.

Flo is going to go down as one of my favorites in the family because of the softer side we get to see in her childhood pain that’s uncovered in this story. I really enjoyed watching her come into herself and be able to heal as she opens her heart to receive all that she’s ever deserved and more.

I highly recommend this book as well as the entire series to anyone that loves a small town romance filled with passion, love and a snarky family who loves hard and isn’t afraid to speak up for what they believe in. Always rewarding to visit Rose Bend!