Thursday, January 26, 2023

REVIEW: Kaitlyn and the Highlander by Diana Knightley


Kaitlyn and the Highlander (Kaitlyn and the Highlander, #1)Kaitlyn and the Highlander by Diana Knightley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Book Description: 

He crossed time and found her — Kaitlyn. She means everything — the future, love, a home, but in loving her, he wants to live. He needs to survive.

Kaitlyn Sheffield’s awesome life has fallen apart. She had a career and a fiancĂ©, but then their breakup video went viral and now she's embarrassed, world-wide.

Then she meets Magnus, a mysterious stranger, who arrives during a storm. It doesn’t take long before their stories entwine, and their lives change forever.

But she may not be prepared for the danger of tying her life to his.

For Magnus, protecting Kaitlyn, his home, the future, is everything. He has to keep her safe, but how can he protect her when he’s not of this time?

"You make me feel like I want tae live, yet I am dust. Tis nae fair tae bind ye tae my life when I am nae alive anymore.” —Magnus, 1702

"He was the past. And it broke my heart to think about what that meant. That in the history of the world there was a Magnus Campbell and now there was a Kaitlyn Campbell and once they loved each other, but now he was nothing more than a grave.” —Kaitlyn, 2017

A contemporary romance with a dash of history and a bit of SciFi, Kaitlyn and the Highlander is the first book in the Kaitlyn and the Highlander series.

If you love mysterious, sexy, hunky heroes with desperate hearts and romantic thoughts, heroines with courage who are also very ordinary disasters, and love stories that encompass all time, then you’ll love this romantic series. Read on as Kaitlyn and Magnus fall in love by picking up a copy of this book today.

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

REVIEW: The Intern by Marni Mann


The Intern (The Dalton Family, #4)The Intern by Marni Mann
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Book Description: 

A scorching hot enemies-to-lovers office romance from USA Today best-selling author Marni Mann …

In the legal world, everyone knows my last name. So, when Declan Shaw—the hottest, most ruthless and sought-after litigator in the state—comes in to mentor my class’s mock trial, I decide not to reveal that piece of personal information.

I want a one-on-one with him like I’m any other law student, especially when we go out to celebrate after class.

But the one-on-one ends with us in the alley behind the bar.

With us stripping off our clothes.

With me screaming his name.

It’s desperate-to-have-you, no-holds-barred, downright filthy sex.

And then, he ghosts me, like a complete alphahole.

But a few weeks later, when I walk into The Dalton Group—my family’s law firm—where I’m starting my internship, my new boss is waiting for me.

The man I despise.

The man I can still taste in my fantasies.

Declan Shaw.

There are four stand-alone books in the Dalton Family Series:
The Lawyer
The Billionaire
The Single Dad
The Intern

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

REVIEW: Tattoo by Cambria Hebert


Tattoo (Take It Off, #7)Tattoo by Cambria Hebert
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Book Description: 

A tattoo gets them in trouble… He will get them out.

After years of cultivating an undercover identity, Brody West is finally off the case and free to live a life of his own. All that time spent in the company of criminals and killers left him a little jaded… and with an identity crisis. He isn’t sure who he is anymore, or who he wants to be.

To give him time to think, he takes a few days off to go fishing. On his way out of town, he makes a routine stop at the bank and finds himself flirting with the girl behind the counter.

But his flirtation is cut short when criminals burst into the bank and shoot her right before his eyes.

In attempt to administer first aid, Brody reveals a tattoo on his back. A mark that will drag him and the girl into the kind of situation he was trying to get away from. But he can’t walk away because he’s the only thing capable of keeping Taylor alive and bringing down the guys who shot her—guys who are seriously dangerous.

This book can be read as a stand-alone.

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

REVIEW: Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover


Reminders of HimReminders of Him by Colleen Hoover
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Book Blurb: 

A troubled young mother yearns for a shot at redemption in this heartbreaking yet hopeful story from #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover.

After serving five years in prison for a tragic mistake, Kenna Rowan returns to the town where it all went wrong, hoping to reunite with her four-year-old daughter. But the bridges Kenna burned are proving impossible to rebuild. Everyone in her daughter’s life is determined to shut Kenna out, no matter how hard she works to prove herself.

The only person who hasn’t closed the door on her completely is Ledger Ward, a local bar owner and one of the few remaining links to Kenna’s daughter. But if anyone were to discover how Ledger is slowly becoming an important part of Kenna’s life, both would risk losing the trust of everyone important to them.

The two form a connection despite the pressure surrounding them, but as their romance grows, so does the risk. Kenna must find a way to absolve the mistakes of her past in order to build a future out of hope and healing.

Monday, January 9, 2023

REVIEW: Like You Want It by Jillian Liota


Like You Want It (Like You, #2)Like You Want It by Jillian Liota
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Book Blurb: 

“Sometimes, wanting someone just isn’t enough.”

I don’t want to believe those words. Because I’ve never fallen for someone like Fin Callaghan. And I can’t imagine that this feeling isn’t enough.

To say my first interaction with Fin leaves much to be desired is an understatement. He infuriates me, barely speaks, and glares at me all the time. Not to mention he thinks I’m a mess.

It isn’t in my plans to start to like him. To fall for him. To want something more. But Fin’s past is filled with a pain that makes any kind of us impossible. He can’t seem to figure out what he wants, and truthfully, neither can I.

All I know is that I want more than what he’s willing to give.

All I should be focusing on is my family as we try to sort through the wounds left by our past mistakes. I have more than enough on my plate, have sacrificed too much to fracture my focus. I shouldn’t allow a woman to get in the way. Especially one like Carly Palmer.

She’s different. Wild. A bright burst of color in my world of black and white. Before I know it, she’s all that I want. All I can think about. But it doesn’t matter. I’ve been through betrayal that still singes my skin, eats at my soul.

I won’t allow it to happen again.

Like You Want It is the second book in the Like You series and is a standalone novel.

Saturday, January 7, 2023

REVIEW: Like You Mean It by Jillian Liota


Like You Mean It (Like You, #1)Like You Mean It by Jillian Liota
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Book Description: 

“I want to make you smile like you mean it.”

The day Cole Lannington says those words to me, I already know I’m falling. Hard. For a man I can never have. Because there’s no way in hell I’ll ever deserve a man like him.

All I need to do is keep my head above water. Push a little harder. Keep that smile plastered on my face for my son as we try to wade through the new life that’s threatening to drown us both.

But on the first day I can’t seem to hold it all together, I meet him. And for some reason, he comes to my aid. Before I know it, Cole steps in and becomes an important part of my life. Our lives. Fills a void left vacant by a man who never wanted to fill it in the first place.

Too bad he can never be more than a friend.

All I need to do is be a nice guy to my new neighbor. Make her smile a little bit. Find space in my tidy, structured life to ease the burden she carries so she and her son can enjoy life without the bastard who treated them like they were insignificant.

I don’t expect to talk and laugh and feel a warmth in my chest I didn’t know was missing until she showed up at my door. Somehow I end up caring about her more deeply than I should. But my friendship with Annie opens my eyes to what it could be like to have something deeper. To feel something stronger.

To fall in love like I mean it.

Like You Mean It is the first book in the Like You series and is a standalone novel.

Friday, January 6, 2023

REVIEW: The Roommate by Lindsey Hart


The RoommateThe Roommate by Lindsey Hart
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Book Description: 

My number ONE complaint: He walks around butt naked.
My number TWO complaint: He also saw me butt naked.
My number THREE complaint: He is my new STEPBROTHER!

And now, we are stuck together for the next two weeks in a cabin sharing the same living space.
It would be the vacation of a lifetime, my mom said. It will help me get to know my new stepbrother, she said.
Well, I admit I did get to know right off the bat how well-endowed he was in all the right places. Wait, no ... that's not it.
What I found out after our first meeting was how much of a gorgeous jerk he was.
He called my mom a gold-digger ... so I "accidentally" dropped scalding hot coffee on his willy.

This is a short steamy romance novella. No cheating. No cliff-hanger. And the kind of ending you will just love. HEA all the way!!