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Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Old Fashioned by Kandi Steiner

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Old Fashioned, the fourth and final installment in the Becker Brothers series by Kandi Steiner is LIVE!
๐Ÿฅƒ Small Town Romance
๐Ÿฅƒ Country Romance
๐Ÿฅƒ Sports Romance
๐Ÿฅƒ Enemies-to-Lovers
๐Ÿฅƒ Angst Galore
๐Ÿฅƒ Single Parent
๐Ÿฅƒ Workplace Romance
๐Ÿฅƒ Mystery
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It’s a man’s world.
When I declared sports medicine as my major and every man narrowed their eyes, that saying proved true. It was true when my ex-husband decided I’d give up my career when our daughter was born. And again when I divorced the Chief of Police in our small town, and he made it painfully clear that I could leave him, but I would never be free.
Landing the job as the new athletic trainer for Stratford’s high school team is my chance to start over. And walking into a male-dominated sport and staff, I’m ready for the challenge.
I’m not ready for Jordan Becker.
The head coach of our championship winning team is a Herculean force of nature—as severe as he is determined. His icy blue eyes and permanent scowl drive the women in this town mad, and his quiet power and undeniable command conjure respect from every man.
When I join his team, I expect the doubt and anticipate the fight from him. And I get them both.
I don’t expect to form a friendship.
And I never expect to fall for him.
My breath catches when those cool eyes fall to my lips. My body comes alive when his is near. And as those lines begin to blur, every warning bell sounds.
My job, my reputation are on the line.
And my ex is around every corner, waiting to remind me of his power.
It’s a man’s world, and if I want to survive, I can never fall in love with Jordan Becker.
Even if he falls in love with me first.
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Review

4 out of 5 stars Kindle Copy for Review

Living in a man’s word is not easy in a small town; especially, when your ex-husband is sheriff and reminds you that every day.  He is ready to pounce at your slight misstep.

My new job as athletic trainer at the high school will put me in contact with the winning football coach path.  He happens to be cute and we easily became friends despite his usual scowl.  We could not help but fall in love but will we last?

The last of the Becker Brothers to swoon over.

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About Kandi:
Kandi Steiner is a bestselling author and whiskey connoisseur living in Tampa, FL. Best known for writing “emotional rollercoaster” stories, she loves bringing flawed characters to life and writing about real, raw romance — in all its forms. No two Kandi Steiner books are the same, and if you’re a lover of angsty, emotional, and inspirational reads, she’s your gal.
An alumna of the University of Central Florida, Kandi graduated with a double major in Creative Writing and Advertising/PR with a minor in Women’s Studies. She started writing back in the 4th grade after reading the first Harry Potter installment. In 6th grade, she wrote and edited her own newspaper and distributed to her classmates. Eventually, the principal caught on and the newspaper was quickly halted, though Kandi tried fighting for her “freedom of press.” She took particular interest in writing romance after college, as she has always been a diehard hopeless romantic, and likes to highlight all the challenges of love as well as the triumphs.
When Kandi isn’t writing, you can find her reading books of all kinds, talking with her extremely vocal cat, and spending time with her friends and family. She enjoys live music, traveling, anything heavy in carbs, beach days, movie marathons, craft beer and sweet wine — not necessarily in that order.
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Monday, 17 February 2020

Rock Bottom by Emily Goodwin

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Rock Bottom by Emily Goodwin
Release Date: February 17th
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Rock Bottom, a standalone romance in the Dawson Family Series featuring Dean Dawson by New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Emily Goodwin.
Rory’s life is a mess. After getting dumped by her boyfriend, let go from her job, and losing her apartment, she takes a chance on a new job in a new town. Things can’t get any worse, right?
Wrong.
When the foundation of Dean Dawson’s life crumbles to pieces at his feet, he swears off relationships of any kind and goes back to a life of bachelorhood, loving and leaving different women every night.
After dodging what could possibly be the world’s worst blind date, Rory finds herself face to face with Dean—a temptation she knows she should avoid. It’s just one night, and there’s no harm in having a little fun.
Wrong again.
They say when you hit rock bottom the only way to go is up, but nothing is ever that simple.
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Excerpt:
“Must be nice to have family members who own a bar and a bakery.” I inch a little closer. “My brother owns his own vet clinic. I get a family discount on wormer.” Dean laughs, and it rumbles right through me. I don’t think I’ve ever heard a laugh I can describe as sexy before, but everything about this man is turning me on. “It is nice getting free food and drinks.” “I bet. Though I’d probably weigh five hundred pounds after a month of all that free food.” Dean grabs a menu and hands it to me. “The house pretzel with cheese is better than the fries.” “That does sound good. It’s not too late to order food?” He shakes his head. “The kitchen is open until ten.” “Good. I feel bad when it’s way too close to closing time.” “That’s very considerate of you.” “I worked in retail in college.” I give the menu one more glance and decide on the soft pretzel and cheese. “It was irritating when people came in right before closing.” “I try not to go anywhere if it’s within fifteen minutes of closing, unless it’s my sister-in-law’s bakery. Then I’ll go in a minute before and order whatever takes the longest to make.” I laugh and meet his eyes, feeling another rush of heat go through me. “I’m kidding,” he says. “And she’d probably tell me to get the fuck out anyway.” “Oh, I would too.” “So…where did you go to college?” Shit. I have no idea of the names of any Canadian colleges. “The, uh, Central University of…of…” Canada is divided into territories, right? “…of the Northern Territory.” “Never heard of it,” he says right as I realize my so-called college would be abbreviated to CUNT. Oh my fucking gosh. If I were to drop dead right now, the universe would probably be doing me a favor. “It’s a small school. Private too. And girls only.” Just pick up the shovel, Rory, you’re doing a good job digging yourself a hole to crawl in. “Do you come here often?” I blurt, needing to change the subject. “If I say yes it makes me sound pathetic, but since my brothers own the place, we all come here to hang out.” I smile. “It’s nice you like being with your brothers.” “They can be assholes, but for the most part, they’re good guys,” he laughs. “And the free food and drinks don’t hurt.” I feel my phone vibrating with a text. “Excuse me,” I say as I dig it out of my little purse. It’s Lennon, reminding me not to leave my drink on the bar when I turn away. “That wouldn’t be your boyfriend, would it?” Dean asks, doing a good job of looking not too interested as he makes sure I’m single. “No, it’s my cousin.” I quickly reply that I’m always careful and put my phone back done. “And I’m guessing you don’t have one either?” “A boyfriend?” Dean gives me a smartass smirk. “Not at the moment.” He finishes his drink and moves his stool a little closer when a new song comes on, base loudly thumping around us.

                                                                   Review:


4 out of 5 stars Kindle Copy for Review

Being dumped by her boyfriend, Rory takes a new job in another town for a new start.

Dean as sworn off relationships after his last one went awry.

But one night changes everything when avoiding a blind date.


Can these two make it past the one night and find forever?  There is nowhere to go but up when life gets you down.   A charming read.

About Emily:
Emily Goodwin is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of over a dozen of romantic titles. Emily writes the kind of books she likes to read, and is a sucker for a swoon-worthy bad boy and happily ever afters.
She lives in the midwest with her husband and two daughters. When she's not writing, you can find her riding her horses, hiking, reading, or drinking wine with friends.
Emily is represented by Julie Gwinn of the Seymour Agency.
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Saturday, 15 February 2020

Dark Secret by Danielle Rose

Dark Secret (Darkhaven Saga #1)  
by USA Today Bestselling author Danielle Rose
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Synopsis
There's no wrath like that of a witch scorned.
Seventeen-year-old spirit witch Ava Lรณpez is the self-appointed guardian of the witches and humans of Darkhaven, an idyllic village nestled between the forest and the sea. Her watch: vicious and bloodthirsty vampires.
Ava is a novice in the eyes of her coven. If she expects to protect them and the secrecy of their powers, she must gain better control of her own. When a full moon ritual goes awry, control may be lost forever, and Ava is exiled from her coven. Forced to seek refuge among the beings she had always sworn herself to hunt, she vows revenge on those who have upended her life.
But the more time Ava spends away from her coven, the more she discovers a startling truth: the witches haven’t been honest with her. Ava’s quest to strip the truth from everything she’s ever known begins with the toughest realization of all—coming to terms with who she has become.

 Review

3 out of 5 stars Kindle Copy for Review

Danielle Rose gives you the start of her new series about witches and vampires.  It is about a young woman who is to protect both species as she exist living in the middle of the forest.

How she will have to survive as both sides do not trust her lack of age and knowledge.   A game of the fittest will be the one who will ultimately survive and there are things hidden from her.

An interesting start.

Meet the Author
Dubbed a “triple threat” by readers, Danielle Rose dabbles in many genres, including urban fantasy, suspense, and romance. The USA Today bestselling author holds a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from the University of Southern Maine.
Danielle is a self-professed sufferer of ’philes and an Oxford comma enthusiast. She prefers solitude to crowds, animals to people, four seasons to hellfire, nature to cities, and traveling as often as she breathes.

Tuesday, 4 February 2020

Trouble (Dogwood Lane #3) by Adriana Locke

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Synopsis: She wants something real. He wants something now. Together they’re trouble in USA Today bestselling author Adriana Locke’s sexy and funny twice-in-a-lifetime love story. With his shameless grin and let’s-play swagger, carpenter Penn Etling leaves women wanting in Dogwood Lane. What do they get? Avery Perry knows: a one-night stand. She’s been there. She remembers every hot pulse as if it were yesterday. But Penn? He doesn’t remember a thing. Now he’s making new moves, and Avery’s not falling for trouble…again. Is she? How could the beautiful stranger resist him? Avery is going to be a challenge for the bad boy. She’s the kind of woman who digs deep—deep enough to see there’s more to Penn than meets the eye. But first she has to give him a chance. She has to say yes. Could she also be the woman to make him change his playboy ways? When these two come together, it’s hard to pull them apart. But with love and trust on the line, can Avery and Penn get what they both want? This time for keeps? Been there, done that

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Adriana Locke is the USA Today bestselling author of the Gibson Boys series and Tumble and Tangle in the Dogwood Lane series. She lives and breathes books. After years of slightly obsessive relationships with the flawed bad boys created by other authors, Adriana created her own. She resides in the Midwest with her husband, sons, two dogs, two cats, and a bird. She spends a large amount of time playing with her kids, drinking coffee, and cooking. You can find her outside if the weather’s nice, and there’s always a piece of candy in her pocket. Besides cinnamon gummy bears, boxing, and random quotes, her next favorite thing is chatting with readers. She’d love to hear from you! Find out more at www.adrianalocke.com.
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Review



4 out of 5 stars Kindle Copy for Review from NetGalley and Montlake Romance.

I received a free, advance copy of this book and this is my unbiased and voluntary review.
  
Penn Etling is the hot local carpenter who leaves a trail of women along his path.  He is not looking for commitment just enjoying the moment at hand.  He will soon find himself drawn to someone who wants more than just a one-night stand, she wants forever.

Will this player finally meet his match as she sees his moves?  Will each take that chance at love or let the attraction be for not? 

Once again the guys of Dogwood Lane will make things hot.