Archives for June 26, 2024

* Review * HIT ‘EM HARD by Kat Mizera

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* Review * HIT ‘EM HARD by Kat MizeraHit 'em Hard by Kat Mizera
Series: Bang Brothers #3, LA Phantoms
on July 9, 2024
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Hit 'em Hard is Book 3 in the Bang Brothers hockey series.
The Phantoms are back with a vengeance… and the City of Angels will never be the same.


Chasing my pro hockey dreams in the City of Angels has been a relentless battle. Each season feels like starting over, and being miles away from my family only adds to the struggle. I don’t know what I would do without my online gaming friends. Especially @Empress.

I know nothing about her—not even her real name—but what I do know with certainty is that our chats are my lifeline. I wish she would let me in, but she guards her secrets even more closely than I do.

A chance encounter puts us in the same room together, and the attraction IRL is next level. But before I can make my play, she disappears. I'm desperate to find her again and my meddling, matchmaking mother shows up just in time to help. Can I convince her that I'll be there no matter what she's hiding? Or will we both get hit hard in this real life game of love?

Bang Brothers Hockey Series Titles:
6/11/2024–Lace ’em Up by Elise Faber
6/25/2024–Show ’em How by Jami Davenport
7/9/2024–Hit ’em Hard by Kat Mizera
7/23/2024–Lock ’em Down by Gina Azzi
8/6/2024–Light ’em Up by Kelly Jamieson
8/20/2024–Hook ’em Hard by Cathryn Fox


Fast paced and addictive hockey romance! The third Bang Brother Jensen is super easy to like and already has his sights set on an online gaming friend before his matchmaking mother arrives. He’s a member of the LA Phantoms hockey team and the storyline veers a bit to go back in time from where we have already reached in that series from Kat Mizera, so that was a bit of a let down, but overall I really enjoyed Jensen’s story and look forward to more to come with the rest of his siblings. Great characters, just enough angst to keep it moving and lots of steamy passion from this sweet couple. Looking forward to more in the Bang Brothers series as well as from the LA Phantoms!


* Review * ONE LITTLE SIGH by Shannon Hollinger

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Review * ONE LITTLE SIGH by Shannon HollingerOne Little Sigh by Shannon Hollinger
Series: Chief Maggie Riley Series #4
Published by Bookouture on June 28, 2024
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The small child floats so gently in the water, he could be peacefully asleep: but the cold blue of his skin reveals his fate. One mother’s little boy is never coming home again.

When Chief Maggie Riley sees the body of the small boy still dressed in pajamas in Beaverhead Lake, her heart breaks. Little Patrick Warner went missing last night. Despite immediately calling the entire town of Coyote Cove into action, Maggie’s desperate search failed. Even worse, it’s clear it was murder: Patrick took his last breath long before he entered the water.

Maggie is devastated—Patrick reminds her so much of her beautiful younger brother, gone for so long. Visiting the tiny, rumpled bed where Patrick’s teddy bear still lies, and where Patrick was last seen by his mother Jenny, Maggie’s grief turns to rage. She is determined to bring whoever hurt Patrick to justice.

In this isolated community, someone must know something. But no one will talk. And if his family had nothing to do with it, why are they so secretive? As Maggie’s investigation gathers pace, her emotions threaten to overwhelm her. She still doesn’t know her brother’s fate—she won’t let that happen for little Patrick.

But when Jenny suddenly disappears, suspicions whirl around her role in Patrick’s death. Could she have been lying all this time? Or is Jenny herself in terrible danger too? To uncover the truth before more innocent lives are lost, and lay her demons to rest, Maggie will have to risk not only those closest to her but her own life too…


Deliciously unputdownable! Shannon Hollinger is pouring on the angst with her latest addition to her Chief Maggie Riley Series and I am here for every single minute of it. Maggie finds herself in the middle of a missing child case that hits all too close to her memories of the past and finds her questioning herself and others as we learn more about her prior life before she came to Maine. Fiance Steve is also finding himself knocked for a loop when his past begins to come back to haunt him just when his family arrives to meet Maggie. Lots of twists and turns as the current case develops and Maggie’s personal life becomes shaky. I’m really enjoying this series and looking forward to seeing them again.