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Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Love Hard: A Memoir by Monica James is LIVE NOW!

Love Hard: A Memoir by Monica James is LIVE NOW!  Check out my spoiler-free review of this wild romance based on the author's real life!  Monica is pictured on the cover.

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Synopsis:

If love is an addiction, your first love is the first hit.
How many of you remember your first love?

Because falling in love for the first time…I remember that. And that’s the thing about your first love—we all have a love story.

But this isn’t a love story.
This is a life story.
The good.
The bad.
The heartache.
It’s all here.

Love is truly a battlefield…

Love is scary, and anyone who tells you otherwise is lying. When you love someone wholeheartedly, you leave yourself open to being destroyed…and that’s what I did, what I still do even though I know better.

But it doesn’t make a difference.

The best kind of love doesn’t make sense. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t hurt.

This one-in-a-million story is mine, and if you take anything away from this book, it would be to never be afraid to love.

So, let me introduce myself. You may call me Z.
Buckle up, besties, because this will be a bumpy ride.

Love hits you when you least expect it.

Are you ready for the fall?

Spoiler-free Review:

Love Hard: A MemoirLove Hard: A Memoir by Monica James
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Love Hard: A Memoir by Monica James is the first book in Monica’s duet. This book is a love letter to anyone that dated a jackass or five. Z, the main character, dated her share, and this is her story. Z’s love life revolved around her writing and a few men - Mr. J, Bossman, S, Bo, and R. Every woman can relate to Z because we have all dated a few “winners.”
Z takes us on a raw, very real, and heartbreaking journey through her love life. Z is perfectly imperfect and maddening at times. I wanted to hug her and shake her at the same time. There were times my heart broke for Z. She learns that she is the most important person in her life, that she needs to love herself more than these men, and that this is her journey.

“This is so fxxxing personal, but it’s a memoir, so for it to be authentic, I had to pull back the layers, and like an onion, all it’s done is make me cry.”

Monica’s heartfelt and turbulent storytelling will make you feel. She also had me giggling about her foot kink and her Times Square fortune teller. If you read and loved 44 Chapters About Four Men by BB Easton, you will devour Love Hard. I have to say I loved both books!

The next book, Love Harder, will be released in September and will focus on new and old loves. Z loves her friends, and she knows I adore her ;)


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Thursday, May 2, 2024

Kindle Book Review: I Thought of You by Jewel E. Ann

I Thought of You by Jewel E. Ann is LIVE and available to download using Kindle Unlimited. Check out my spoiler-free review below.  This standalone romance is packed with the feels. 

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Synopsis:

I wanted to conquer the world.

She wanted to gaze at the stars.

It’s been twelve years since I last saw Scottie Rucker. A grim prognosis has upended my life, and no amount of my hard-earned money can fix it. So, after leaving a note on the nightstand, I search for my first love—I search for life.

When I find her in Austin, working at a quaint general store and living in an RV behind it, those twelve years vanish. She’s exactly how I remember her.

Scottie thinks our reunion is a small-world coincidence, and I’m not ready to tell her the truth. After we rekindle our friendship, she convinces me to work part-time at the store while she pursues her budding relationship with Koen, a welder and the grandson of a customer.

Scottie’s ability to live in the moment is exactly what I need. But how do I convince her new boyfriend that I’m not his competition? And what happens if my heart changes its mind?

Spoiler-free review

I Thought of YouI Thought of You by Jewel E. Ann
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

You need to grab a box of tissues and one-click I Thought of You by Jewel E.Ann. I Thought of You literally shredded my heart and then pieced it back together at the end. 

I Thought of You hit home for me on so many levels. This unique, heartbreakingly beautiful story of love, loss, and friendship sucker-punched me in the feels. 

Meet Jewel: 
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Jewel is a Wall Street Journal & USA Today bestselling author with a quirky sense of humor. When she's not saving the planet one tree at a time, you can find her role modeling questionable behavior to her three boys, binge-watching Netflix with her husband, and writing mind-bending romance. 

 

Connect with Jewel:


Website: https://www.jeweleann.com

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7505427.Jewel_E_Ann

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Thursday, March 28, 2024

Kindle Book Review: Wild River by Laura Pavlov

Wild River by Laura Pavlov is LIVE and available on Kindle Unlimited. Wild River is a small town that is enemies to lovers, boy obsessed, found family, standalone romance from USA Today, and Amazon Bestselling Author Laura Pavlov.  Check out my spoiler-free review below. 

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Synopsis:

Ruby Rose declared me the enemy before I had a chance to defend myself.

I may be an attorney, but this girl had appointed herself judge and jury.   

And I’d never minded a good verbal sparring.

There was a comfort in going to battle against the evil queen.

Maybe it was just the recognition of one damaged soul to another.

But the more we fought—the more I craved her.

Until our arguing turned into a bit of a wager.

One I was determined to win.

One time. Sixty seconds. A secret only we would share.

I’d work my magic and she’d declare me the winner.

I’d gloat, she’d sulk—that was my plan.

She was determined to prove me wrong.

But from the minute we crossed the line, there was no turning back.

She was so far under my skin I couldn’t think straight.

Feeling things that I’d never felt before was one thing.

But knowing the clock was ticking was another.

Ruby Rose may have given me more than sixty seconds, but she wasn’t offering forever.

And now my world doesn’t work without her in it.

But how do I convince her to stay, when she already has one foot out the door?



Spoiler-free Review of Wild River:

Wild River (Magnolia Falls #2)Wild River by Laura Pavlov
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wild River by Laura Pavlov is the second book in the Magnolia Falls series. Laura cranked up the heat and the feels in the second installment of this small-town romance series of interconnected standalones. We meet Ruby Rose, who returns home to Magnolia Falls to care for her dad and run his bar. She meets River and immediately dislikes her dad’s handsome lawyer. Sparks fly between the two, and Ruby and River develop this love-hate attraction that leads to a no-strings-attached relationship. They promise not to catch feelings for each other until they do.

I loved being back in Magnolia Falls and hanging with the Ride or Die crew. This addictive, spicy, and sweet romance did not disappoint. Laura’s small-town romances are my cat nip, and I can’t get enough of them. I can’t wait to read Kingston and Saylor’s story in Forbidden King on June 6th. 

Meet Laura:

Laura Pavlov writes sweet and sexy contemporary romance that will make you both laugh and cry. She is happily married to her college sweetheart, mom to two awesome almost-grown kids, and dog-whisperer to one temperamental yorkie and one wild bernedoodle. Laura resides in Las Vegas where she is living her own happily ever after. Be sure to sign up for updates on new releases. Laura loves to hear from readers!

 

Connect with Laura


Website: https://www.laurapavlov.com/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6569734.Laura_Pavlov

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Sunday, February 25, 2024

The Surrogate by Penelope Ward is LIVE!

THE SURROGATE, a complete standalone, is now LIVE on Amazon! It’s on very limited-time release price moving to $4.99 soon.   You need to one-click one of my all-time favorite romance books!  Check out my spoiler-free review below.


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What You Can Expect:

• AGE GAP

• WIDOWER

• BRITISH HERO

• FOUND FAMILY

• SLOW BURN

• FORBIDDEN

• STEAMY

• ENEMIES-TO-FRIENDS-TO-LOVERS


ABBY:

I’m falling for the father of the baby I’m carrying.

The problem is: it’s not my baby.

And the broody widower is not looking for a long-term partner.

As a surrogate, the deal was that I’d only be in England long enough to give birth.

At first, the man seemed as pretentious as his name: Sigmund Benedictus.

He and I butted heads.

Sig challenged my intentions, accused me of just wanting to do this for the money.

Gradually, he learned to trust me.

He even became protective.

Over time, our heated animosity turned into fiery chemistry.

I was falling in love with him.

But my time here had a limit.

I needed to protect my heart from the devastatingly gorgeous older man who’d end up breaking it.

SIG:

When my in-laws told me they wanted to use my dead wife’s eggs to conceive a grandchild, I wasn’t immediately on board.

They swore that on her deathbed Britney told them it was what she wanted—but only if I fathered the baby. Her parents insisted they would be the ones to raise it.

Against my better judgment, I agreed.

I vowed to keep my heart out of it, though.

I’d continue to pretend it wasn’t happening and live the empty, single life I’d become accustomed to the past five years since Britney died.

And despite the fact that a certain younger American named Abby Knickerbocker had awakened things inside me that I thought were long dead…

I most certainly wouldn’t fall in love with the surrogate.


Spoiler-free review: 

The SurrogateThe Surrogate by Penelope Ward
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


I was up until 2 am reading The Surrogate by Penelope Ward. Hands down, The Surrogate is one of my top favorite reads from Penelope. Heck, this book is one of my top favorite books. Period. I imagine it's tough to write a book that meets readers' expectations after they fall in love with a special side character. Readers (including myself) begged Penelope to write Sig's story after he appeared in The Aristocrat, which was released in 2021. Sig and Abby's beautiful emotion-packed story is going to sucker punch you with the feels. Let me tell you that this book was worth the wait.

Not only did Penelope deliver another incredible standalone romance, but she also made it worth the wait for Sig's story. For Abby, creating the baby was easy; getting into Sig's heart was as easy as peeling the skin of an onion and not crying. Sig was such a complex and prickly character with a huge grief case of emotional baggage. Abby, his selfless surrogate, had a heart of pure golden sunshine—these two characters were total opposites of each other. Abby not only carried a baby, but she also brought a broken Sig back to life. The angst, the build-up, and that ending had me alternating between biting my nails and shedding a few tears. The Surrogate pulled on all of my heartstrings and didn't let go. Penelope ruined me for the next book I plan to read since I now have a book hangover to deal with. I didn't know where this story would go, and I let Penelope guide my own heart on this emotional journey of the heart and soul. That ending. Those letters. The epilogue. The Surrogate owns a piece of my heart. Chef's kiss Penelope!


Thursday, October 5, 2023

Irresistible by Willow Aster is LIVE!

Irresistible by Willow Aster is live and available to read on Kindle Unlimited.  Check out my spoiler-free review below. 

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Synopsis:

๐˜ผ ๐™จ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ๐™ก๐™š ๐™ข๐™ค๐™ข ๐™ฌ๐™๐™ค๐™จ ๐™จ๐™ฌ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ฃ ๐™ค๐™›๐™› ๐™ข๐™š๐™ฃ, ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™– ๐™จ๐™š๐™ญ๐™ฎ ๐™™๐™ค๐™˜๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ง ๐™ฌ๐™๐™ค ๐™ฌ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™จ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™˜๐™๐™–๐™ฃ๐™œ๐™š ๐™๐™š๐™ง ๐™ข๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™™...

With my little girl in tow, I pack up my Texas roots, seeking a fresh start in Landmark Mountain. Leaving behind a trail of shattered trust and a cheating ex, the last thing I expect is to collide with a sexy stranger.

Our first encounter is a whirlwind of heated words and fiery glares. But fate's twisted sense of humor places him right in my path, not once, but many times over and over again. 

Why does Dr. Wyatt Landmark have to be related to my best friend's boyfriend? 

But Landmark has a way of softening my heart, both the man and the town. This place already feels like home, and Wyatt’s interactions with my daughter reveal a side of him I hadn't expected.

It isn't long before his small acts of kindness begin to chip away at the walls I've so carefully constructed around my heart. That, and the passion between us I can’t deny whenever he looks my way. 

Despite swearing off love, the resolve I’ve had is stripping away as Wyatt becomes more irresistible by the day.

Spoiler-free review:

Irresistible (Landmark Mountain, #3)Irresistible by Willow Aster
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Irresistible by Willow Aster is the third book in the Landmark Mountain series of interconnected standalones. This small-town, single-mom romance is irresistible! Marlow, who is in the middle of a divorce, moves with her daughter, Dakota, for a new start. Marlowe meets Wyatt, and they slowly build a friendship until the ink is dry on her divorce papers. She tries to resist swoon-worthy Wyatt, but he’s just too irresistible.

I love the Landmark family and the town. Wyatt, Marlow, and Dakota were adorable. I can’t wait for the next Landmark series book!

I would literally lose my mind if Willow Aster and Laura Pavlov created a spin-off book with the Reynolds family from Cottonwood Cove and The Landmarks. A girl can dream ❤️


Thursday, August 17, 2023

Excerpt Reveal + Review: I Could Never by Penelope Ward

LIVE EARLY ON AMAZON! Read an excerpt from I Could Never by Penelope Ward.  You can also check out my spoiler-free review and get ready to one-click this emotion-packed enemies-to-lovers standalone romance on August 21st!  

I Could Never by Penelope Ward  Kindle ebook cover

Title: I Could Never

Author: Penelope Ward

Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance

Tropes: Forbidden Romance/Enemies to Lovers

Release Date: August 21, 2023

 

BLURB

 

From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward comes a new forbidden, enemies-to-lovers story…

 

It all started with an unexpected phone call.

Two years after my fiancรฉ passed away in an accident, his father died suddenly, leaving Brad’s adult, special-needs brother with no one to care for him.

The next thing I knew, I was on a cross-country drive to New Hampshire where I’d be moving in to look after Scottie until I could get him into a group home.

The last thing I ever expected?

I wouldn’t be taking care of him alone.

Josh Mathers, my fiance’s best friend—who also happened to be my sworn enemy—insisted he was the better person for the job. He told me to go back to California, and I told him where he could stick that demand.

Our disdain for each other wasn’t anything new. It dated back to a text I’d accidentally read years ago.

We hated each other. But we both loved Scottie, so neither of us budged.

Now we were living together in a tiny house—with one available bedroom. Thank goodness it was only temporary.

Over time, I realized the broody jerk I thought I knew was different than I’d imagined.

I found myself slowly growing attached to someone I once considered the enemy…and growing attracted to him. 

Sure, both of us were guilt-ridden over Brad. We were also two grown people with pent-up frustration toward one another—stuck in a cabin in the woods.

But this was Josh.

I could never.

 

 

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SPOILER-FREE REVIEW:

I Could NeverI Could Never by Penelope Ward
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


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I’m still thinking about I Could Never, by Penelope Ward, days after hitting the last page. Don’t read my review; just one-click this book. Ok, if you decided to read my review, I will say that you should be prepared to binge-read this book. I know you will devour this heartfelt and angsty enemies-to-lovers romance. I Could Never heated up my Kindle screen and melted my heart. Penelope Ward once again cemented my love of her words and romance books. I Could Never is one of my top reads of 2023.

EXCERPT

 

Copyright © 2023 by Penelope Ward

 

Josh sat at the table, casually having coffee as I walked into the house after my drive home from the salon. The smell of cigarettes emanated from him. He hadn’t smelled like that since the first day he arrived.

“Where’s Scottie?” I asked.

“In his room,” he answered without making eye contact.

I stated the obvious. “You smell like smoke.”

“Must be the firewood.” He brought his mug to his mouth.

“Bullsh*t. The pellet stove doesn’t emit any fumes.”

“Yeah. I caved and had one. Big deal.” He pointed toward the door. “I did it outside, though, while keeping an eye on Scottie through the window.”

“You’d been doing so well. What happened?”

He still wasn’t looking at me, and instead stared straight ahead. “Just human, I guess.”

Then something in front of him on the table caught my attention: pieces of ripped pages piled atop…my journal.

A rush of adrenaline shot through me. “Why do you have that?”

“It’s apparently your diary.”

“I’m quite aware of that.” My heart began to pound. “You were snooping in my room?”

He shot daggers at me. “Think, Carly. Of the two guys in this house, who is the one more likely to have been ransacking your room?”

“You were supposed to be watching him while I was at the salon,” I yelled.

“God forbid I take a piss in peace. Is it not bad enough that I’m showering with him now? Getting my balls tugged?”

I wanted to laugh, but this moment was far from funny.

“Scottie ripped those pages out?”

“The notebook is bright orange, like his iPad cover. Probably caught his attention. The drawer next to your bed was open, so he must have gone in there. I assume that’s where you kept it. Admittedly, I’d been letting him hang out in your room, but you sometimes do, too. I went to check on him, make sure he wasn’t doing anything bad, and found those pages strewn about.” A vein popped in his neck.

Josh was angry. Why? I should’ve been the angry one.

“Did you read it?”

“I only happened to see what was on the pages he ripped. I didn’t read anything else once I figured out what the hell it was.”

This is bad. Starting to sweat, I asked, “But how much did you see?”

He stood up from his seat and slowly approached me. With each step he took toward me, I took one back. When we could go no farther, he placed his arms on either side of me, leaning his hands against the wall. And I forgot how to breathe.

Fear. Arousal. Embarrassment. You name it, I was feeling it right now. Every emotion hit me at once.

His breath grazed my face. “How much did I actually see?” He paused. “Enough to know you think I’m an evil pig.”

Ugh. No. Now his anger made sense.

When he backed away, I walked over to the ripped pages on the table and sifted through them.

“It’s the last one, for reference,” he noted.

I read what I’d written the other night.

 

 

AUTHOR BIO

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Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of contemporary romance.

 

She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor. Penelope resides in Rhode Island with her husband, son, and beautiful daughter with autism.

 

With over two million books sold, she is a 21-time New York Times bestseller and the author of over thirty books. Her novels have been translated into over a dozen languages and can be found in bookstores around the world.

 

 

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