Wednesday, February 27, 2019

My Favorite Cowboy (Heart of Texas #3) Donna Grant

Donna Grant 

Publication Date 
27 February 2019 

Cowboy Contemporary Romance 

Audrey Martinez is a veterinarian who has devoted her whole life to the care and protection of horses―even if doing so leaves her little time for meeting a man. Who would have thought that a strange case of criminal horseplay would lead her to falling deeply, wildly in love? If only the man who makes her heart race faster than a wild mustang would let his guard down, that is. . .

Caleb Harper is no ordinary cowboy. Sure, he wears his hat, boots, and jeans like a second skin, and displays an easygoing charm that comes from years of working on the ranch. But with his military background, and Army buddies at his side, he is tried-and-true Texas tough. Audrey knows she can trust a man like Caleb to help her save horses. But can Caleb trust himself to resist his attraction to Audrey―or will the sparks of their desire end up getting them burned?

4 Stars

This book is quite thrilling with the right balance of romance and mystery. 

Caleb is the younger of two Harper brothers. Due to the way, his mother left, he has vowed not to fall in love and never to marry. He isn't short of admirers and makes the most of his situation. 

Audrey is a respected and popular veterinarian. Although she has paid employment, she dedicates her free time to the animal shelter.

There is a crisis on one of the horse farms and Audrey is called upon to help find the source of the problem. Caleb and his brother Brice become involved. They are trusted by the community. Upon closer scrutiny, it becomes obvious that someone is out to get Audrey. Her reputation and even her life are at stake! 

Audrey identifies the source of the problem, but then more complications arise. Whilst trying to solve this problem, Audrey comes to meet Caleb who is intrigued by her. He feels very protective towards her and before long, they become romantically involved, but Caleb won't budge on his decision of staying a bachelor. Will Audrey change his mind? 

This romantic thriller is quite entrancing. It keeps one in suspense as to who the culprit is. The nature of the one after Audrey doesn't come as a complete surprise, but the reasons why are rather astonishing. I expected more to Caleb's story, but what is divulged is enough to make for an interesting read. It has a little bit of e everything. Suspense. Mystery. Murder and romance. 

I was kindly issued with an eARC and the views expressed are my personal opinion. 

Donna is the New York Times and USA Todaybestselling author of over forty-five novels. Her most popular series is the breathtaking Dark King (aka Dragon King) series featuring dragons, immortal Highlanders, and the Fae.

In addition to her novels, Donna has written over forty short stories, novellas, and novelettes for digital-first and print release. She has been dubbed as giving the “paranormal genre a burst of fresh air” by the San Francisco Book Review. Her work has been hailed as having “deft plotting and expert characterization” by Publisher’s Weekly and “sizzling” by RT Book Reviews.

She has been recognized with awards from both bookseller and reader contests including the National Reader’s Choice Award, Booksellers Best Award, as well as the coveted K.I.S.S. Award from RT Book Reviews

Donna travels often for various speaking engagements, conferences, and book signings. She is also a frequent workshop presenter at national conferences such as RT Book Lovers Convention and Thrillerfest, as well as local chapters.

Born and raised in Texas, she also has ties across the border in Louisiana. Growing up with two such vibrant cultures, her Cajun side of the family taught her the “spicy” side of life while her Texas roots gave her two-steppin’ and bareback riding. She is never far from her faithful 80 pound dog, Sisko, or her three cats. She can often be found at the movies or bookstore with her children. Or buying makeup. And shoes.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Pranked by Love by Sunniva Dee

Sunniva Dee 

Publication Date 
26 February 2019

New Adult RomCom

Two households, both alike in dignity... hit a serious snag in their ongoing prank war last semester.

The Blossoms of #246 and the Dudes of #247 each lost a member to flippin' Love. (Insert eye-roll here.)

The lovebirds/turncoats now plan to move out of their houses and in with each other. But true prankster talents like Kitty are few and far between, so the remaining Blossoms are going to make damn sure there's no shacking up before Kitty has the perfect replacement for herself.

The Blossoms and the Dudes agree on very little, but everyone agrees on this: there can be no more pranks-turned-loversbetween the two arch-fratenemy houses.
Yep, everyone agrees.
Almost everyone.

5 Stars 

The second installment of this series is much more intense than the first one. Besides, being funny, it's romantic, thrilling and full of suspense and surprises. The pranks between the Dudes and the Blossoms are taken to a different level. 

Saki is a Blossom who lives by statistics. She is clever and mischievous. 

Orion/Picasso is an Art student who lives his life to the full. He is also very talented at many things. He is pretty good with his hands! 

The Dudes and Blossoms can have one night stands with each other, but no more. It's one of the house rules. Orion has set his sight on Saki and not much can deter him. Even the strict rules! After a moonlight visit, Orion and Saki don't stop there, their secret "impromptu" meetings get more and more frequent. Their love starts to blossom until Saki is set up and their relationship comes to a halt. Will Orion ever be able to get over what's happened and give Saki a break? 

The fist part of this story is a gradual build up to the compulsive second part. The traitor has succeeded in setting doubts among the Blossoms and between the Blossoms and the Dudes. Things don't look good and what's happening could come between Orion and Saki forever. The heat is on. 

I really like the caring side of Orion as well as all his other "talents". Even though Saki has a competitive streak, she is sweet and loyal to her cause. She sticks her neck out to corner the traitor and salvage what the two houses live for. Once I got to the dramatic part of this book, I was unable to put it down. It's a compelling read. 

I was kindly issued with an eARC and the views expressed are my personal opinion.

Sunniva Dee is an Amazon top 100 bestselling author with an eclectic taste in books. Born and raised in Norway, Sunniva lived in the United States for 17 years before returning to the mothership. She currently dwells at the midst of a glittering Nordic winter, where she sucks inspiration from trolls and barn gnomes and cold little mermaids popping their heads out of the fjords. Oh, and Spotify. Always Spotify.

Sunniva dabbles in literary romance, romantic comedy, contemporary romance, young adult fiction, new adult fiction, dark romance, and paranormal. Unlike some authors, she was not raised by fairies, and unlike others, she’s not also a musician. But she boasts a ridiculous sense of humor and an obsession with furry mammals, both evident in the #1 bestseller, the rom-com Love by Pranks. She’s currently finishing up book 2 in the #LovePranks series, which releases February 26th. Join Sunniva’s newsletter to be the first in the know about new releases: Newsletter

Friday, February 22, 2019

Run to You (#4 100 Series) Lara Adrian

Lara Adrian 

Publication Date 
19 February 2019

Contemporary Romance 

He will do anything to protect her . . . even if it means breaking her heart.

Combat veteran Gabriel Noble survived the war overseas, but the stoic Baine International security specialist is in for the fight of his life when he's tasked with bodyguarding beautiful lingerie designer Evelyn Beckham.

RUN TO YOU is a sizzling, suspenseful new standalone contemporary romance set in Lara Adrian's provocative 100 Series story world.


Lara Adrian’s sizzling, suspenseful 100 Series continues with Run to You, a scorching new standalone contemporary bodyguard romance featuring friends of billionaire Dominic Baine and his artist fiancee Avery Ross.

Once a celebrated model, Evelyn Beckham dominated the fashion runways of New York, Paris, and Milan. But life under the lights nearly destroyed her, and at the height of her career she walked away from it all. Now, five years later, Eve’s built a new life at the helm of Manhattan’s premier high-end lingerie boutique, L’opale. Chosen to design the bridal ensemble for billionaire Dominic Baine’s fiancΓ©e, Avery Ross, it seems Eve’s stars have finally realigned—until her return to the spotlight thrusts her into the crosshairs of a danger that’s been watching from the shadows, waiting for the chance to strike.

Gabriel Noble didn’t go to war to become a hero, but when he returned from the battlefield in Afghanistan it was with a chest full of medals and a broken body filled with shrapnel. Losing his leg derailed more than Gabe’s career, and when no one else was willing to take a chance on him, Baine International put him on their security team. Now, Gabe would do anything for Dominic Baine—including keeping a covert, protective eye on beautiful Evelyn Beckham as a personal favor to his boss and friend. But keeping Eve safe means keeping her close, and soon the lines between duty and desire begin to blur into a consuming passion too powerful to be denied. With Eve’s life in escalating peril and her faith in him certain to shatter, Gabe will have to risk everything to protect her while facing the most intense fight of his life . . . the battle for Eve’s heart.

5 Stars 

The standalones in the 100 Series continue with Run to You. A romantic and sizzling hot read where two broken souls come together.

Gabe returned from the war a hero, but psychologically and physically battered. This doesn't stop him from getting on with his life though. He now works for the security of Baine industries. 

Evelyn was once famous as a runway model. The very thing that nearly destroyed her. She is now a lingerie designer for the top end of the market. 

The first encounter between Gabe and Evelyn takes off on the wrong foot, but the underlying attraction between them is undeniable. When a series of unusual incidents occur in Evelyn's life, she tries to keep them on low profile to avoid her overprotective brother, Andrew from making a fuss. As these incidents escalate, Gabe is tasked with becoming Evelyn's personal bodyguard. The only problem is that Evelyn is kept in the dark. 

As Gabe's and Evelyn's relationship progress, the stalker continues with his vigilant watch. A dangerous situation for Evelyn who is totally oblivious to the fact. How is she going to react once she finds out that Gabe is her bodyguard? Will she ever trust him to be honest with her? 

Gabe has his demons, but is loyal to a fault. He values his friendship with Dominic and Andrew at the expense of his personal life. I like the way he carries himself and behaves despite the damage being a veteran caused. Evelyn is fighting her own demons. Her life as a model has left her with more scars than she can contend with. Despite what she has been through, she soldiers on and shows her strength of character. This novel is quite emotive and the way these two broken souls come together is exquisitely portrayed. 

I am really enjoying reading this series and look forward to reading more. I am curious about Andrew!

I was kindly issued with an eARC and the views expressed are my personal opinion.

LARA ADRIAN is a New York Times and #1 internationally best-selling author with nearly 4 million books in print and digital worldwide and translations licensed to more than 20 countries. Her books have been named among Amazon’s Top Ten Romances of the Year, and have also been nominated by readers multiple times as finalists for the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Romance of the Year. Reviewers have called Lara’s books “addictively readable” (Chicago Tribune), “extraordinary” (Fresh Fiction), “strikingly original” (Booklist), and “one of the best vampire series on the market” (Romantic Times).

Writing as TINA ST. JOHN, her historical romances have won numerous awards including the National Readers Choice; Romantic Times Magazine Reviewer’s Choice; Booksellers Best; and many others. She was twice named a Finalist in Romance Writers of America’s RITA Awards, for Best Historical Romance (White Lion’s Lady) and Best Paranormal Romance (Heart of the Hunter). More recently, the German translation of Heart of the Hunter debuted on Der Spiegel bestseller list.

With an ancestry stretching back to the Mayflower and the court of King Henry VIII, the author lives with her husband in New England, where she is working on her next novel. 

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Only With You (#4 The Connor Family) Layla Hagen - Cover Reveal

About ONLY WITH YOU by Layla Hagen – March 5th

Carter Sloane is famous for one thing: winning cases. He's sharp, astute, and always gets his way. In his private life, he's constantly fumbling his way around when it comes to raising his two nieces. 

When he moves into a new office, he just can't take his eyes off the fiercely independent woman across the street. He'd love to touch and kiss that irresistible body. 

Valentina "Val" Connor is proud of her booming fragrance company. If only she were half as successful in her love life… Between trusting the wrong men and sheer bad luck, Val is convinced she'll never find the one. 

However, the sexy lawyer in the neighborhood with his sophisticated charm and sex-appeal is hell bent on proving to her that she's wrong. Val's senses warn her to stay away from men like him-even if her body is begging her to cave. 

But when she finds out about Carter's nieces, she steps in to help, doting on them with love and care. She can't believe that the same man who is usually in control is completely in over his head with the girls. 

But as Val and Carter grow closer, one thing is clear to him: He'd move mountains to make her happy, but with Val's career soaring, how can he ask her to commit to the chaos of his life?

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About Layla Hagen

Layla Hagen is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance. 
She fell in love with books when she was nine years old, and her love affair with stories continues even now, many years later.

She writes steamy and romantic stories and can’t wait to share them with the world.

She is represented by fabulous Louise Fury (The Bent Agency)

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Friday, February 08, 2019

The Wicked Duke by Darcy Burke & One Night of Seduction by Erica Ridley - Cover Reveal


Meet the unforgettable men of London's most notorious tavern, The Wicked Duke. Seductively handsome, with charm and wit to spare, one night with these rakes and rogues will never be enough…

The Wicked Dukes Club, an all new standalone historical romance series from USA Today bestselling author Darcy Burke and New York Times bestselling author Erica Ridley is coming soon, and we have the beautiful new covers!


Cover Designer
 The Midnight Muse

Period Images

One Night for Seduction by Erica Ridley

When the Wicked Duke dares the Duke of Colehaven to find a suitor for an unmanageable ward, Cole immediately accepts. He's on a winning streak, and besides, how unmarriageable can a pretty young lady be? He appoints himself bodyguard and duenna, only to discover his own desires may be the greatest danger of all.

Supposed wallflower Diana Middleton lives a double life, bringing dishonest businessmen to justice. Shaking off a meddling duke should be child's play. Yet the more they lock horns, the more she wants to lock lips. Her scandalous secrets would derail his political career. But surely there’s no harm in one little seduction…


Coming April 16th

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One Night of Surrender by Darcy Burke

After one passionate night a decade ago, Valentine Fairfax, Duke of Eastleigh, never forgot Isabelle, the intelligent, witty and forbidden daughter of a head of college at Oxford. However, since suffering a disastrous marriage to an unfaithful wife, the duke has vowed never to succumb to temptation again. Until the day he discovers his friend’s governess is the one woman who still haunts his dreams.

Once penniless, Isabelle Cortland has finally saved enough money to finance a school for impoverished girls. But when a chance encounter rekindles buried desires, Isabelle knows she can’t be a duke’s mistress anda headmistress at the same time. No longer a naΓ―ve girl, Isabelle won’t repeat the past. Not even for one night of surrender...


Coming April 30th

One Night of Passion by Erica Ridley

Coming May 14th

One Night of Scandal by Darcy Burke

Coming May 28th

Amazon Worldwide

One Night to Remember by Erica Ridley

Coming June 11th

One Night of Temptation by Darcy Burke

Coming June 25th


About the Authors

Darcy Burke

Darcy Burke is the USA Today Bestselling Author of sexy, emotional historical and contemporary romance. Darcy wrote her first book at age 11, a happily ever after about a swan addicted to magic and the female swan who loved him, with exceedingly poor illustrations. Join her reader club at A native Oregonian, Darcy lives on the edge of wine country with her guitar-strumming husband, their two hilarious kids who seem to have inherited the writing gene, two Bengal cats and a third cat named after a fruit.

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Erica Ridley

Erica Ridley learned to read when she was three, which was about the same time she decided to be a writer when she grew up.

Now, Erica is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of historical romance novels.

The Dukes of War features roguish peers and dashing war heroes who return from battle only to be thrust into the splendor and madness of Regency England.

In Rogues to Riches, Cinderella stories aren’t just for princesses… Lovable rogues sweep strong-willed young ladies into whirlwind adventure.

The 12 Dukes of Christmas is a laugh-out-loud historical romance series of heartwarming Regency romps nestled in a picturesque snow-covered village.

When not reading or writing romances, Erica can be found riding camels in Africa, zip-lining through rainforests in Costa Rica, or getting hopelessly lost in the middle of Budapest.

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Harbor (#2 Renzo and Lucia) Bethany-Kris - Blog Tour


by Bethany-Kris
Renzo + Lucia, #2
Publication Date: February 4, 2019
Genres: Adult, Romantic Suspense, Organized Crime. Erotic Romance



Lucia Marcello is the good girlor she used to be. The youngest mafia principessa of her family, she's not the one who falls for the man from the wrong side of the tracks, and she certainly shouldn't have run across the country with him.

She'll leave everything behind for him

Renzo Zulla is the bad guysociety and life labeled him that way. The only person left to take care of his siblings, he couldn't afford the distraction of falling in love with a rich girl far beyond his league, and he definitely shouldn't have her riding shotgun as he runs for his life.

He doesn't want her anywhere else

Love keeps them together.
Fear keeps them running.
Chaos follows them everywhere they go.
How long can they keep moving before someone finally catches up?

The cost of love is always high.
Never harbor it blindly.
Note: Harbor is book two in a three-book trilogy following the same couple.


5 Stars

The second part of this book completely blew me away. It's about the depth of love for your siblings and most importantly Survival!

This book srarts off with a young Ren and how he becomes who he is. Despite all his faults, he is loving, loyal and nothing can stop him doing what he has to, to survive and look after his siblings.

Lucia leaves her life of luxury to follow her heart. Except her heart was born on the wrong track and those who love her want her safe. To be able to do that, they have to break her heart. 

Lucia and Ren find themselves on the run, but that doesn't matter as long as they are together. The Marcellos have other ideas. They want her back where she "belongs." Ren and Lucia are always looking over their shoulders. Although, they manage to overcome the initial barriers, the inevitable happens eventually. Will Lucia ever be able to forgive her family, even if their intentions are good? Will Ren ever break away from the situation he finds himself in?

This part of the story is soul wrenching. My heart still bleeds for Ren and Lucia who have been through so much at such a young age. I love them both. Their love. Their patience. Their loyalty. The way the story ends has left a gap in my heart and I can't wait to see the conclusion of this heartfelt story.

I was kindly issued with an eARC and the views expressed are my personal opinion.




They didnt come from the same world

Born rich to a family of mafia royalty, Lucia Marcello was already destined to succeed. She wanted for absolutely nothing, until she met him.

Born poor to parents who never cared, Renzo Zulla was already destined to fail. He has struggled for absolutely everything, but shell prove to be his biggest fight yet.

Shes high society from the upscale suburbs.
Hes a drug dealer from New Yorks slums.
They just werent meant to be  until they were.

What would it take to change a lifean entire perspective? All the things you thought you knew and wanted?

For them, it took thirty-six days.
And the privilege of meeting each other.
They shouldnt be.
They dont fit.
Love doesnt care.

Note: Privilege is book one in a three-book trilogy following the same couple.



Bethany-Kris is a Canadian author, lover of much, and mother to four young sons, one cat, and two dogs. A small town in Eastern Canada where she was born and raised is where she has always called home. With her boys under her feet, snuggling cat, barking dogs, and a hubby calling over his shoulder, she is nearly always writing something  when she can find the time.

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