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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, January 18, 2024

New Release Review: Loving Romeo by Laura Pavlov

Loving Romeo by Laura Pavlov is LIVE and FREE to download using Kindle Unlimited. Check out my spoiler-free review of this new small-town sports romance. 

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SYNOPSIS: 

From USA Today and Amazon Bestselling Author Laura Pavlov comes a new Small Town, Enemies to Lovers, Standalone Sports Romance in the brand new Magnolia Falls Series.

 

Demi Crawford was Magnolia Falls royalty.

I was the boxer from the wrong side of the tracks.

She was the epitome of everything good, while I was broody and rebellious.

We couldn’t be more different.

Her family was enemy number one which made her guilty by association.

I despised her before I even knew her.

It was easier that way.

But now she’d moved in next door to me, and she was everywhere I turned.

I couldn’t avoid her no matter how hard I tried.

She was beautiful and honest and sweet.

Everything I knew I shouldn’t want.

Shouldn’t need.

They say there’s a fine line between love and hate—and I don’t know when I crossed over.

I was so wrapped up in this girl I couldn’t see straight.

She was the right hook I never saw coming.

Hating her was supposed to be my end game.

Loving her… well, that was just the beginning.

But the secrets that lived between us threatened to tear us apart.

Lucky for her—I was a born fighter.

And she was definitely worth the fight.


SPOILER-FREE REVIEW:

Loving Romeo by Laura Pavlov is the first book in her new Magnolia Falls series. This knockout small-town boxing romance hit in the feels with a solid 1-2 punch. I absolutely loved Romeo and Demi’s story. My husband and I love the Rocky movie series so much that our pugs are named after Rocky and Adrian. So when I found myself internally cheering for Romeo to win at life, love, and a significant match, I knew I was hooked and invested in these characters. I cannot wait to read the next books in this series of interconnected standalones. I will channel Rocky here and say, “Yo, Laura, The Queen of Small Town romance, you did it.” One-click worthy. Loving Romeo by Laura Pavlov Video Kindle Crack


ABOUT 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/

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Thursday, September 21, 2023

Kindle Book Review: Before the Sunset by Laura Pavlov

Before the Sunset by Laura Pavlov is now live!  Check out my spoiler-free review below and get ready to one-click this book on Kindle Unlimited.   I LOVED IT!!!   π™†π˜Ύπ˜½π™ π™‡π™‡π˜Ύ π™’π˜Όπ™Ž π™‰π™Šπ™ π™π™„π™‰π˜Όπ™‰π˜Ύπ™„π˜Όπ™‡π™‡π™” π˜Ύπ™Šπ™ˆπ™‹π™€π™‰π™Žπ˜Όπ™π™€π˜Ώ π™π™Š π™‹π™Šπ™Žπ™ π™π™ƒπ™„π™Ž 𝙍𝙀𝙑𝙄𝙀𝙒.

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Synopsis: 

He’s an actor in need of an image makeover. She’s determined to show her ex-fiancΓ© that she’s moved on. A fake relationship between two best friends is the perfect solution. Or is it?

 

Reese Murphy has been my best friend since before we took our first steps.

She’s the yin to my yang.

The peanut butter to my jelly.

It’s all platonic, of course, as we made a pact years ago that we’d never cross the line.

But then she took a job abroad and moved away for a year.

To say I’ve been lost without her would be a massive understatement.

She’s finally coming home, and I couldn’t be happier about it.

And then she presents me with a proposition...

Pretend to be her boyfriend.

I am an actor, after all, so it should be a piece of cake.  

It’s all part of her grand plan to show her ex-fiancΓ© that she’s moved on.

My agent wants me to clean up my image, so it would be a win-win for both of us.

But then she moves into my house and prances around in those tiny pajama shorts.

There's also the night she catches me alone in the bathroom in a compromising position.

And she isn’t in any hurry to leave.

We get lost in the moment and now I can’t think of anything else.

We are way past a gray area at this point.

We’ve entered a smoking-hot-I-think-I-might-be-in-love-with-my-best-friend area.

The problem is, she still thinks we’re fake dating.

And I stopped faking it a long time ago.


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Before the Sunset (Cottonwood Cove, #4)Before the Sunset by Laura Pavlov
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


SIX STARS!! Just when I thought I couldn’t fall in love with Laura Pavlov’s books any more than I already do, she goes and writes Before the Sunset. Before the Sunset is the fourth book in the Cottonwood Cove series of interconnected standalones and my absolute FAVORITE! I didn’t want this book to end. I loved how Finn Reynolds and Reese Murphy’s relationship grew from childhood best friends to lovers. Before the Sunset was filled with the perfect amount of sweet, spicy heat and funny banter. This second-chance romance is addictive, small-town romance lovers' gold! One-click this book and the entire series.

Meet Laura:
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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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Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Spicy Book Review: Salt Kiss by Sierra Simone

Salt Kiss by Sierra Simone is LIVE. You don't want to miss this one. Salt Kiss is a kinky, MMF retelling of the Tristan and Isolde legend with age gaps, bodyguards, and antiheroes! Check out my spoiler-free review below. This book is nuclear hot! π—žπ—–π—•π—₯ π—Ÿπ—Ÿπ—– π—ͺ𝗔𝗦 𝗑𝗒𝗧 π—™π—œπ—‘π—”π—‘π—–π—œπ—”π—Ÿπ—Ÿπ—¬ π—–π—’π— π—£π—˜π—‘π—¦π—”π—§π—˜π—— 𝗧𝗒 𝗣𝗒𝗦𝗧 π—§π—›π—œπ—¦ π—₯π—˜π—©π—œπ—˜π—ͺ.


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Synopsis: 

Tristan Thomas is lost. 


After leaving the Army, the young former soldier is in limbo. Until, that is, he’s hired by Mark Trevena, the owner of Lyonesse—DC’s ultra-secret club—to be Mark’s new bodyguard. He’s drawn into Mark’s dark, seductive world of power and desire, and slowly drawn to Mark himself, even though Mark is everything Tristan knows he shouldn’t want: cruel and wicked and shamelessly amoral.

 

But protecting Mark isn’t Tristan’s only duty: soon, Mark asks him to guard his soon-to-be bride as she travels home from Ireland on Mark’s yacht. Tristan is jealous—and hurt to learn that the object of his obsession is engaged—but the soldier in him is made to obey orders, and he goes to fetch Mark’s bride for him.

 

Isolde Laurence is nothing like Tristan expected, however. Young, quiet, and sharp, she’s being pushed into this marriage by her family, and as the two travel back to America, Tristan finds himself fascinated with Isolde and the glimpses he gets of the lonely but determined woman behind her reserve. And the fascination is mutual: one night, while sailing under the cold stars, they share a searing kiss. 


From there, it’s a fast fall into the forbidden.  


But in Mark Trevena’s world, the fall is only the beginning…


The Lyonesse trilogy is a queer, kinky contemporary retelling of the legend of Tristan and Isolde, set in the same world as the New Camelot series. Readers will not have to read New Camelot to enjoy Lyonesse, although readers who enjoyed New Camelot will find all the things they loved about the trilogy here: MMF mΓ©nage, plenty of the angsty forbidden, and a sweeping retelling of a familiar story.



Review of Salt Kiss:


Salt Kiss (Lyonesse, #1)Salt Kiss by Sierra Simone
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Salt Kiss (Lyonesse Trilogy Book 1) by Sierra Simone is a wickedly sexy retelling of the legendary medieval Celtic romance between Tristan and Isolde. Salt Kiss was everything I had hoped it would be. Tristan, Mark, and Isolde’s relationship is nuclear hot. I was going to post a few dozen 🌢️ for my review, but this story is so much more. Sierra’s writing is brilliant, as always. If you read Sierra’s New Camelot series, you’re in for an equally addictive kinky MMF adventure. Get ready to devour every salty, sexy, steamy page of this debaucherous romance on 9.12. My Kindle screen is still on fire a week after reading this book.




Thursday, August 3, 2023

Review: Right Guy, Wrong Word by Jewel E. Ann is LIVE

Right Guy, Wrong Word by Jewel E. Ann is now live and available on Kindle Unlimited.  Check out my spoiler-free review of this all-new romance book.

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Synopsis:

Do books have souls?


Anna Black has the perfect novel choice for her book club. She also has a sexy new neighbor who jumps at the opportunity to join fellow bookworms in discussing her pick for their summer read.


It’s lust at first sight and the marriage of two literary souls.


The charismatic owner of a new T-shirt store in Des Moines’s East Village, Eric Steinmann, has a confident air and an irresistible “mating dance.” He’s almost perfect … until he says the wrong word. 


Will Anna and Eric write their own story? Or will their chemistry die when fiction turns into reality?


**Right Guy, Wrong Word was originally written as a short story, The Last Person. It’s been revised with significant changes to the original content and extended into a full-length novel.


Spoiler-free Review

Right Guy, Wrong WordRight Guy, Wrong Word by Jewel E. Ann
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

4.5 Right Guy, Wrong Word by Jewel E. Ann is a second-chance insta-attraction romance between two bookworms. Anna and Eric are neighbors and are in the same book club. Eric dislikes Anna’s book club choice, and she takes it personally. Unlike Eric, it took me a while to warm up to Anna. I couldn’t comprehend why she didn’t like Eric. He was too perfect and a real book boyfriend that she read about in her books. Anna irritated me UNTIL there was a huge plot twist! This quirky couple finally got their hard-earned HEA!


Meet  Jewel E. Ann
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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

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Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Review: The One I Want by Siobhan Davis is LIVE!

The One I Want, an all-new emotional, angst-filled new adult stand-alone romance from USA Today & Wall Street Journal bestselling author Siobhan Davis is available now!  Check out my spoiler-free review below and get ready to one click this emotion-packed romance using Kindle Unlimited! 


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Synopsis:


We thought we were forever, but fate had other plans…


I never intended to fall in love.


This girl had goals and guys were an unwelcome distraction.


Until I met Garrick, my sophomore year of college, and he blasted through the walls I kept around my heart, tearing them down.


He knew what he wanted, and he wanted me.


Falling hard and fast, I experienced the rollercoaster highs and lows of first love.


Until life threw us a curveball, and everything flipped overnight.


Stuck in a limbo state, I was falling apart while trying to be strong for my boyfriend.


Then he entered my life. The hot, slightly older guy who looked like a cross between a tatted biker and a billionaire businessman.


Beck understood me, and our situation, in a way no one else could.


As a friend, he held me together and helped to piece back the shredded fragments of my heart.


I didn’t mean to fall in love with him—it just happened.


No one understands, least of all me.


Now my heart is split in two, and I don’t know what to do.


Is my first love my one true love? Or do I belong with the man who brought me to life?


Spoiler-free Review

The One I WantThe One I Want by Siobhan Davis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The One I Want by Siobhan Davis is an absolute must-read that will seize your heart and soul from the very first page. This all-consuming book of passion, love, and heartbreak is not to be missed. I couldn’t put this book down if I tried.  And did try! I found myself awake at 3:00 am, binge-reading this book. It was worth losing sleep over. Make sure you have a box of tissues on hand, and be prepared for an emotional, soul-sucking rollercoaster ride of the feels! The One I Want is five star Kindle Crack. Go in blind and avoid any reviews with spoilers! Best of 2023.


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