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ARC REVIEW A Cowboy Like You by Donna Grant


A Cowboy Like You (Heart of Texas #4)

Heart of Texas #4, Finally Danny Oldman!!! You can always count on Danny to be there to help, he loves helping people and that's one reason he went into law enforcement and became Sheriff. He's played a pivotal role in the last three books now it's time for him to finally get his HEA. I love Donna Grant's Contemporary Western and throw in a bit of suspense and I'm in hog heaven. I inhaled this book from start to finish I did nothing but read this book for the whole day because I could not tear myself away from it.

Danny is dedicated to his job he loves it and the people of his county, but that doesn't stop him from being lonely. Especially since his best friend got to marry the perfect woman and has great kids. Danny has never let go of feelings for the one girl he never asked out in high school. Skylar Long never let anyone get really close no one ever compared to her high school crush. She finally did settle on Matt, a guy she thought was good but she found out after they moved in together that he was psychotic. After the third month she got the courage to leave just getting in her car and driving not realizing she was headed back to her hometown until she crossed the county line. Luck was with Skylar that night not just driving to her hometown like it was a beacon calling her home but because when she finally did stop and Matt caught up with her Danny was right there to witness the initial assault and arrest Matt.

Finally reunited after all those years Danny tries to stay professional but neither Skylar or him are willing to lose another minute apart. Unfortunately Matt comes from a very rich family that will stop at nothing to keep their family name clean even if that means letting their son get away with murder. Lucky for Danny he has the best friends he could ask for and together they will protect Skylar.

Overall, it was a great book. I love the characters, I love the series. Each book is a standalone. I can't wait for the next two books.


INKSLINGER BLOG TOUR Kind of Cursed by Stephanie Fournet

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KIND OF CURSED by Stephanie Fournet

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Book Blurb:

Every woman in Millie Delacroix’s family is cursed—kind of.
Birth control just doesn’t work for them. Like ever. Going to the altar knocked up is pretty much a family tradition. And twenty-four-year-old Millie refuses to let that happen to her—again.
Especially now that she’s responsible for raising her brothers and sister. A life of celibacy is her best defense—at least until the kids are grown and can take care of themselves. And, really, what’s ten years with no sex? No men. No sex. No love. It’s a fool-proof plan.
Until she meets Luc Valencia.
The Mexican-American contractor is just trying to do his best. Since his father handed him the reins to the family business, every day is a test to prove himself. At this point in his life, professionalism has to be his top priority.
At least until Millie becomes Luc’s client. Even with too much on her shoulders, the feisty redhead has the power to set him off, crack him up, or bring him to his knees.


All he has to do is resist falling for her through one kitchen remodel, and everything will be fine. Right?


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The story is as adorable as the cover. It's a great romance with memorable characters. I think Fournet did a fantastic job with her diversity. I grew up in a border town with mostly Mexican-Americans and Mexicans and being third generation on my dad's side I can tell you family gatherings and going to friends houses for holidays were always crazy, fun, with such good food and Fournet captured that with the Valencia Thanksgiving. I fell in love with Luc, he's patient, kind, good with kids, a hard worker, good with his hands put him on the ever growing list of book boyfriends and kick a few guys further down the list. I'd love to be more like Millie as strong as she is able to take guardianship of her three siblings after the death of both parents and a bad break up and more she is patient and so loving and so scared of going into another relationship for fear it would end like her first.

Millie's parents, a doctor and an interior decorator, left them off well enough Millie didn't have to worry about money, they even had some earmarked for the kitchen renovation. Millie wasn't expecting it but after hearing her what her mother had planned she knew they needed to do the remodel. Luc is trying run the company his father built from the ground up, he's trying to be the boss he needs to be while not disappointing his father. Falling in love with Millie was not what he intended but the strong woman who took on raising three kids needed to be loved and cherished too he just needed her to realize that very reason she's thinks will scare him away just makes him love her all the more. But the process of them getting there is hilarious and so worth the read. 




Stephanie Fournet, Amazon bestselling author of FALL SEMESTER, LEGACY, BUTTERFLY GINGER, LEAVE A MARK, YOU FIRST, DRIVE, SHELTER, and SOMEONE LIKE ME, lives in Lafayette, Louisiana—not far from the Saint Streets where her novels are set. She shares her home with her husband John and their needy dogs Gladys and Mabel, and sometimes their daughter Hannah even comes home from college to visit them. When she isn’t writing romance novels, Stephanie is usually helping students get into college, setting up a tent in the woods, or running. She loves hearing from fans so you can follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or message her on Goodreads.




ARC REVIEW I See You by Mary Burton and bonus novella Christmas Past


I See You (Criminal Profiler, #2)Criminal Profiler #2, Part of a series but can be read as a standalone like with most of Mary Burton books.  Burton's writing is engaging and thrilling and always keeps me on my toes, Written in third person the POV goes from protagonist to side characters and switches to first person POV for the antagonist, still keeping the identity of the baddie a secret 'til the end.

FBI Special Agent Zoe Spencer started of life as a dancer but due to an unfortunate accident she had to stop dancing which lead her to art and then to the FBI. Although she is a criminal profiler she also gets pulled onto cases requiring her artist talent and does forensic sketches or sculptures independently from her team. Most recently she was given a charred skull that was discovered by a reporter who was given a tip. A tip from the very person who put the body in there in the first place who was looking for some recognition after all this time.

Discovering who the skull belonged to puts her smack in the middle of the cold case investigation working side by side with her occasional lover Homicide Detective William Vaughn. The more questions they ask the more the killer gets nervous and soon the cold case is hot again with another murder, and another. Working together Vaughn and Zoe try to figure out what happened all those years ago and why the killer started up again, unless he never stopped.

Vaughn and Zoe keep it professional for the most part but soon realize what they have is not casual anymore but Zoe isn't sure she's ready to move on from the death of her husband with someone new someone with the same occupation. This case bring them closer than ever but catching this killer is going to make them both realize something big. Overall it's a really good read it keeps you going from start to finish. Mary Burton is one of my go to authors for romantic suspense and this one did not disappoint.

Christmas PastOriginally published on 2012 in an anthology (Silver Bells) and is part of her Richmond Virginia series. It is a standalone novella but the only bad thing about this one is that it feels like it should be part of a full length novel. It feels like it's a follow-up to another story. Photographer and new mom Nicole Piper survived her manipulative and abusive husband but even from the grave he torments her. A letter written to her before his death that explains he wasn't the one who killed her friend but the identity is in a safe deposit box. Along with with Homicide Detective David Ayden, who was there the first time around her husband tormented her and helped safe her life, Nicole goes to find out the truth. David hasn't felt this way about a woman for a while after the death of his wife he never thought he could but now that the case is over he's free to pursue a relationship with her, that's if she's interested. David isn't about to let her go off and handle this on her own who knows what her psychotic, late husband set up for her and Nicole hesitant but accepts his help. Nicole feels the same as David but is afraid of her own judgement even though she's seen proof he's a good person. This Christmas is going to change her life but will it be for better or worse. Overall, despite the feeling like I was missing a whole other story it was a good read. It was intense and it's short enough you can just breeze right through it. 



ARC REVIEW Lethal Redemption by April Hunt

Lethal Redemption (Steele Ops, #2)Steele Ops #2, Another stellar book from April Hunt. This can be read as a standalone the first book has no connection to this other than characters and a few mentions but you miss nothing by not reading it except skipping a really good book. After Grace's father died when she was five her mother moved them into a commune the older Grace got the more she realized it was a cult. When she was thirteen something drastic happened and she ended up with her aunt and three cousins. Cade Wright and his sister were part of the Steele family by choice, Cade was there when Grace showed up at their doorstep. Grace and Cade started as friends but soon became more they fell in love, they even had their future all planned out but then Cade changed the plan without a word and left Grace heartbroken. It's been almost a decade and not a day goes by that Cade regrets his decision but Grace still hurts they can't even be in the same room together without verbally sparring.

Steele Ops the private security firm run by her cousins get hired to do a job she gets pulled in for her expertise on the subject, the subject of the Order of the New Dawn, the cult where she spent her childhood. Unfortunately the only way in is to play the prodigal daughter and there is no way her cousins it Cade is letting her go in alone so Cade poses as her fiance. Now Grace has to face all the terrors of her past while dealing with this mission and her and Cade's relationship. What they find out about OND goes deep and gets very personal for Grace. But Grace has Cade he's always been there for her in the past and he wants to be there for her now he just has to convince her he's not going to run away this time. 

Overall, this was such a great book, the characters were so likeable Grace is smart quick with an insult, Cade is sexy, strong, and over protective but he knows Grace can handle herself; the plot is engaging and if life had let me I probably would have finished in one sitting, the romance was emotional and hot I love them together, it was all so good. I can't wait for the Steele brother's to get their stories.     


CHRISTMAS ARC REVIEW Snowbound at Christmas by Debbie Mason

Snowbound at ChristmasChristmas Colorado #5, Originally published in 2015 this reissue has a nice new cover. This is a great series from Debbie Mason, I've only read 3 out of the 7, not including the novellas, but each book I've read is so great. I love her writing, Christmas, Colorado seems so real in my head with all it's quirky residents and idyllic scenery.

Cat O'Connor loves her hometown she loves her family's ranch especially the people who go out of their way to help and then there is her sister Chloe, pampered and protected since she was an unhealthy baby who grew up into an entitled and selfish actress for a daytime soap. Cat became a police officer until she fell for the wrong man and it ruined her career. Needing to get out of Colorado she moves to LA to work as her sister's.... well everything. After some time Cat realized she was ready to go back home she already told Chloe she was leaving when an "accident" happened. Cat knew one thing for sure it was no accident someone just tried to kill her sister and she wasn't going to leave her sister alone until she found out who.

Grayson Alexander was on a well deserved vacation when his cousin recruited him for a job working undercover on a daytime soap to find out who is trying to kill the lead actress. Unfortunately his grandmother got kicked out of another nursing home and he was stuck with her posing as his manager; a great actress back in her day she fit right in with everyone. Gray himself posing as Lord Harry Halstead a new leading man, opposite Chloe. First off he assumes Cat is the primary suspect until he meets them and after talking to the crew his suspect list grows pushing Cat farther down the list. The more time he spends with them the more he likes Cat but Chloe is under the delusion that Lord Harry and her are a couple. Things don't any easier when they move the shooting to their hometown it just gives the would be killer more opportunity to go after Chloe.       

This is my favorite so far. Overall it was a great read it had several laugh out loud moments and the characters were so amusing. It was fun seeing the process of how Cat and Gray finally got together. Chloe, loved to hate her I so wanted to smack her upside the head. Ty is hysterical along with some of the other Christmas, Colorado residents. Such a fun Christmas Rom-Com I recommend to my book loving friends.


ARC REVIEW Forever and A Duke by Grace Burrowes

Forever and a Duke (Rogues to Riches, #3)Rogues to Riches#3, Even though I really didn't care for the second book in the series I did enjoy a book from another series written by Grace Burrowes so I thought I'd give this one a try, unfortunately it wasn't as good as I hoped. I did like it a bit more than the previous book the synopsis sounded good but once again just fell short for me. I liked the idea that a woman could be the best auditor in all of London and that a competing bank would seek her help. Beauty and intelligence are not mutually inclusive so I had no problem that she happened to be both, Elenora puts no stock into her appearance with her family's background she's just trying to remain respectable enough to work for a living. The Duke of Elsmore, Wrexham has been so busy keeping up appearances and taking care of his mother and sisters and the Dukedom the bank that his family owns has fallen on to some issues and it turns out his family finances are also a bit mucked up. Elenora agrees reluctantly, with her family history she doesn't really like titled lords. The more time they spend together the more they realize there is more to each other than meets the eye. It not hard to see why Rex fell for Elenora but she needs a bit more, she likes him and sees that he's loyal to his family but she still doesn't know if she can trust him. Little by little she opens up and hopes he doesn't break her heart and ruin her reputation.

Overall, it was a nice read. The romance between Elenora and Rex just fell a little flat for me.   


ARC REVIEW The Librarian's Vampire Assistant book 4 by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff


The Librarian's Vampire Assistant, book #4


The Librarian's Vampire Assistant (The Librarian's Vampire Assistant #4)

From New York Times Bestseller Mimi Jean Pamfiloff comes a snarky Mystery with a side dish of Romance and two sprinkles of chaos, THE LIBRARIAN’S VAMPIRE ASSISTANT, Book Four. (Yep! These books are STANDALONES. But the more you read, the merrier!)


A crazy vampire has stolen my librarian. And if that’s not bad enough, it is my fault. Because I, too, am an ancient, deadly vampire, and it was my job to protect her. I failed.

Now, just as I have reason to hope I will get her back, the situation turns into the biggest mystery of my existence.

Apparently, this evil vampire has brainwashed her into thinking she belongs with him. I do not know how. I do not know why. But I will get to the bottom of this and win her back.

Because I am the motherf*!$%ing librarian’s vampire assistant, and she belongs to me. Or, at least she used to?

Well that just happened. It's a surprising turn of events for Michael that will have you yelling at your book. I kept repeating my MJP mantra "Nothing is as it seems", because really Mimi likes to screw with us that way and then blame it on the characters (I say in a tongue in cheek manner). 
In all honesty Michael's dated almost humourless attitude is hysterical and he's so oblivious at times it makes his first person narration even better. 
This is technically not a cliffhanger but it's also not a HEA, yet, it does leave a wide open ending for the next book, squeee! I loved this book it is my favorite out of the series so far. Mimi will have you laughing out loud and will have you cursing at Michael, Mr. Nice....Lula... well just about everyone; it's all in good fun and one hell of a story. I stayed up half the night reading it I couldn't put it down.

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About the Author

MIMI JEAN PAMFILOFF is a New York Times bestselling author who’s sold over one million books around the world. Although she obtained her MBA and worked for more than fifteen years in the corporate world, she believes that it’s never too late to come out of the romance closet and follow your dreams. Mimi lives with her Latin lover hubby, two pirates-in-training (their boys), and their three spunky dragons (really, just very tiny dogs with big attitudes) Snowy, Mini, and Mack, in the vampire-unfriendly state of Arizona. She hopes to make you laugh when you need it most and continues to pray daily that leather pants will make a big comeback for men.

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ARC REVIEW Reckless With You by Carrie Ann Ryan

Reckless With You (Less Than, #2)Less Than #2, We are back with the Carr siblings this time with Amelia the landscape architect. Everyone naturally assumed that Amelia and her best friend Tobey were dating, they weren't but Amelia wanted to change that. Unfortunately Tobey was not the man we had hoped to be, good thing Amelia has a wonderful support system in her family included in that her brother's best friend Tucker.

Tucker is hot, both men and women hit on him or just eye fucked him. He was fine with that he never had plans on getting married. After being raised in the foster system he had a hard time believing in anything permanent. Tucker always liked Amelia he never before let himself get to carried away by the attraction because his friendship with her brother but after what happened with Tobey and finding her drunk practically naked he's been thinking about her a lot more and not in the sisterly way either.

Tired of the pitying looks from her family and friends and to keep them from trying to set her up on a blind date she blurts out she dating already and the first name that comes out her mouth, Tucker. Tucker does not like lying to her family so they keep as close to the truth as possible but it doesn't take long before their fake relationship is real and by the time the emotions are running deep the other shoe drops but not like how you would think.

Overall, a fantastic read. It surprised me the direction she went with this but it was a good surprise. I love Tucker one of the things I enjoy about these books is how normal these people are with normal jobs; Tucker is a radiologist, Devin is postman (I keep expecting a postman always rings twice joke). They are amazing people who have learned to love despite their parents. Carrie Ann Ryan is a wonderful wordsmith with a knack for emotion, you feel for her characters, hurt when they hurt, laugh when they laugh, you root for them you want them to be happy and get their HEA. I am very much looking forward to Shameless With Him, it's about time for Zoey's story.   


CHRISTMAS ARC REVIEW Holiday Ever After Anthology

Holiday Ever After
Holiday Ever After Anthology


Eleven sweet and sexy holiday stories from New York Times and USA Today best-selling authors! Grab a cup of cocoa and curl up with this collection that will warm your heart and curl your toes.


Each story is a new standalone contemporary romance set within popular series, with no spoilers, no cliffhangers, never-before-featured couples, and hot happy endings. This anthology of quick reads (each can be read in an hour or so) will only be available as a collection for a very limited time. Naughty never looked so nice!


Kimberly Kincaid
Amy Andrews 
J.H. Croix
Kate Canterbary 
Erika Kelly
Maria Luis 
Natasha Madison
Erin Nicholas 
Lucy Score 
Lili Valente 
Willow Winters 


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Such a fun collection of novellas. I definitely had some favorites like Kimberly Kincaid and Amy Andrews but all of them good holiday romance. There was one in particular it  started so well but the ending was rushed I really wish it was full length I would have loved to read it. These are not your Hallmark Christmas Romances, nope these are definitely on the naughty list some of the things these couples get into, woooo, it's enough to warm you up on a cold night.
Baby, It's Cold Outside by Kimberly Kincaid part of her Remington Medical series, so good.
Planes, Trains, and Head Over Heels by Erika Kelly the princess and the pilot not normally my thing but a nice read.
That Snowy Night by J.H. Croix summer camp romance years ago and a chance meeting on the side of an Alaskan road.
Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Red Bikini Trouble by Amy Andrews a fun and quick read a second chance romance all thanks to a red bikini in the middle of a Colorado winter.
The Mistletoe Kisser by Lucy Score a Blue Moon Winter Solstice story troublesome matchmakers try and set up the town vet with the wrong man.
MILF on the Shelf by Lili Valente I wish it was full length I liked it but was very unhappy when it ended too soon. Can a busy single mom who is almost 40 find true love in Manhattan, she just might.
Must Love Alligators by Erin Nicholas Boys of the Bayou Christmas two side characters from the series get there own chance at a Bayou HEA. Such a fun read.
Tempt the Assistant by Natasha Madison two haters of Christmas a boss and his assistant finally admit feeling, a good read one of my favorites in this anthology.
All I Want is a Kiss by Willow Winters two people who have had a long standing affair get the chance at a true HEA. I need more Willow Winters in my life.
Professional Development by Kate Canterbary enemies to lovers romance where two teachers are forced together only to admit their real feeling. I liked the beginning and the end wish there was more to the story, another one I wish was full length.
Kissing the Gentleman by Maria Luis a Cajun New Orleans Christmas where two people learn to see eye to eye on a culture they both love and admit they love each other. Another one of my favorites.   
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ARC REVIEW Born to be a Cowboy by R.C. Ryan

Born to Be a Cowboy (Montana Strong, #3)Montana Strong #3, We are back one last time with the Monroes. It can be read as a standalone but I enjoyed the series as a whole. Finn Monroe a small town lawyer part time cowboy wasn't alway lucky to have this family, after the death of both parents the brothers were split up in foster care where they each had a hard time making each of the boys foulmouthed troublemakers. When they ran away they lucked out and found Mac Monroe's ranch. Mac knew how they felt he gave them a home and taught them what it was like to have a loving home environment. It was also the influence of Zachariah that Finn grew up to be a lawyer.

When Jessica walks into Finns office he knows better than to believe what she says right off the back. Her Aunt, the woman who raised her, is missing. The last she heard from her she had ran off and got married and was going on her honeymoon. That isn't like her Aunt at all for as long as she been with her Aunt she's has been married to her ranch. Then when the  PI she hired, a former FBI agent died in an accident right after calling her to tell he he found something she knew her suspicions were right but nobody believed her. Finn wants to believe her something about her story rings true but it isn't until after he does some checking on his own that he fully believes her especially after the motel she was staying at and her rental car catch on fire after talking to Finn. Finn brings her home to the ranch at least there there will be someone with her at all times. But this goes deeper than just Jessica's aunt and Finn stirs up a whole lot of trouble.

I loved the relationship between Fin and Jessica. Finn has a strong work ethic and initially didn't want to get involved with a client but something about Jessica wants him to bend his own rules for once. Jessica feels guilty over what happened to her aunt thinking it never would have happened if she had still been living on the ranch, and now she's willing to risk her own happiness to make sure her aunt is never vulnerable again. Overall, it was a great read. I love R.C. Ryan's attention to detail and her descriptions for me, someone who has never been to Montana, it makes me want to visit all the same time feel like I'm already there while I read it. I love the familial relationship this whole family is wonderful.



INKSLINGER BLOG TOUR Something Just Like This by Jennifer Probst

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From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Probst comes a new story in her Stay series. Jonathan Lake is the beloved NYC mayor who’s making a run for Governor. His widowed status and close relationship with his daughter casts him as the darling of the press, and the candidate to beat, but behind the flash of the cameras, things are spinning out of control. It all has to do with his strait laced, ruthlessly organized assistant. Her skills and reserved demeanor are perfect to run his campaign, but her brilliant brain has become a temptation he’s been fighting for too long. Can he convince her to take a chance on a long-term campaign for love or will his efforts end up in scandal? Alyssa Block has admired the NYC mayor for a long time, but her secret crush is kept ruthlessly buried under a mountain of work. Besides, she’s not his type, and office scandals is not in her job position. But when they retreat to an upstate horse farm for a secluded weekend, the spark between them catches flame, and Jonathan sets those stinging blue-eyes on winning her. Can she convince him to focus on the upcoming election, or will she succumb to the sweet promise of a different future?

**For fans of Jennifer Probst’s Stay series, Something Just Like This is book four in that series.** 

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 This was a great short read. Jonathan Lake won our hearts in The Start of Something Good and now we get to see a different side of him. Jonathan has been single for a while now not worrying about love when he's been concentrating on being NYC Mayor. Alyssa Block has always avoided the spotlight she prefers remaining on the sidelines and helping that way, she's uber organized and brilliant. Alyssa is the exact opposite of Jonathan's wife personality wise but after the years all those differences started to appeal to him and her wicked intelligence. But with Jonathan running for Governor she doesn't know if she can take the spotlight, and how people will perceive her. 
I love that fact that once Jonathan admitted to himself that he wanted something more with her he was in 100% but he respected Alyssa's wishes and stepped back. As always Jennifer Probst is a master at romance easily blending humor and just a bit of angst to make wonderful characters with a memorable romance.     



“JP writes beautiful words and I just loved this story. There was enough action, adventure, passion and the swoon factor not to mention romance.” The Guide To Romance Novels Blog, for All Roads Lead to You
“Ms. Probst has a nuance to her writing that I can't help but be 100% invested from the first page to the last!!” Franci’s Fabulous Reads http://bit.ly/2YkDKqK
“Achingly romantic, touching, realistic, and just plain beautiful, The Start of Something Good lingers with you long after you turn the last page.” —Katy Evans, New York Times bestselling author
“Jennifer Probst always gives me that heart-melting romance with the perfect amount of sizzle. Ethan and Mia’s story was beautifully delivered and swept me up in all the feels. I cherished every moment!” —Sawyer Bennett, New York Times bestselling author




Jennifer Probst Jennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She took a short hiatus to get married, get pregnant, buy a house, get pregnant again, pursue a master’s in English Literature, and rescue two shelter dogs. Now she is writing again. She makes her home in Upstate New York with the whole crew. Her sons keep her active, stressed, joyous, and sad her house will never be truly clean. She is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of sexy and erotic contemporary romance. She was thrilled her book, The Marriage Bargain, was ranked #6 on Amazon’s Best Books for 2012, and spent 26 weeks on the New York Times. Her work has been translated in over a dozen countries, sold over a million copies, and was dubbed a “romance phenom” by Kirkus Reviews.


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ARC REVIEW From Flame and Ash by Carrie Ann Ryan

From Flame and Ash (Elements of Five, #2)Elements of 5 #2, This book pick up a year after Lyric returned home in that year she started college and trained with another person from the Maison realm. She knew it was only a matter of time before they needed her so she was prepared when it happened. Lyric has studied the history of the Maison realm and trained all that she can now she needs to awaken her other elemental powers. When she is called back it's not by her friend Rosemund and her brother Rhodes it's the new leader of the Obscurite, Easton.

Lyric learns that like the Obscurite the Lumiere has people against her and will do anything to keep her from becoming the Spirit Princess. Lyric and her friends, both new and old, must figure out who is behind this fraction that wants Lyric dead. New lines of the prophecy are learned just confusing everyone even more and Lyric deals with her new feelings for Rhodes and developing feelings toward Easton as well as learning to control two new elemental powers.

Overall, it was an outstanding book a great continuation of the series. Lyric's circle of friends and allies is growing but the cast isn't so large you get confused and with it being in first person it's easy to keep track of everyone with just the one POV. I love the action fighting scenes Carrie Ann Ryan is a wordsmith with description it's like a movie playing in my head it's so easy to visualize. She also does well when it comes to refreshing our memory on the events of the last book, but it would be best of the first book was read first. My only complaint is that Lyric gets a bit repetitive in her train of thought, I understand she's has a dilemma and is trying to sort through it but to mention one event over and over gets kind of tiresome especially when it's at the beginning of the book but the rest of the book is so awesome that it doesn't affect my star rating ( totally 5 stars).    


RELEASE BLITZ Surrender by A.K. Evans



Title: Surrender
Series: Cunningham Security #7
Author: A.K. Evans
Genre: Contemporary Romance 
with a touch of suspense
Release Date: November 19, 2019


Is the risk always worth the reward?
Lennox ‘Leni’ Ford was always a rule follower. But obeying the rules has never led her to happiness. So, Leni listens to her heart. And though that’s left her feeling alone and rejected by her family, it doesn’t stop Leni from continuing to dive in head first. Even when she knows she may end up hurt.
Holden Locke is a brilliant man who’s always relied on logic to steer him in the right direction. But his good sense flew out the window the moment he saw Leni standing outside her torched yoga studio. Now he’s got a choice to make. Listen to reason and stay away or surrender to his feelings and take a risk.
Before he can stop it, Holden finds himself submitting to Leni’s allure. And it isn’t long before the pair are wrapped up in each other. But the faster Leni falls, the harder Holden pulls away.
And as Holden wages an internal battle with his emotions, neither of them realizes that Leni’s gearing up for the fight of her life.



Book seven of the series but can be read as a standalone. Holden and Leni met in book five and have been slowly moving, Holden, the big dork, doesn't want anything serious but he can keep away from her and ends up being hot and cold with her. As much as he likes her he can't allow himself to get attached. Leni is only hesitant because she can't figure him out, she agreed to a no strings affair but the attachment was already forming and she feels she brought this on herself. Holden's rejection doesn't help with her self esteem either already having been disowned by her parents for following her heart; the only person who has been in her corner is her Grandmother. On top of all the emotional turmoil going on just when they think they have it all figured out something happens that might take all that away.

Overall, it was a good read, it kind of reminded me of one of her other books. Holden and Leni are a great couple it just takes Holden a bit longer to realize it. Told in alternating first person the story is emotional between what happened with Leni and her parents and Holden and his past the two of them finally getting together was a bit of work. 

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CHRISTMAS ARC REVIEW The Highlander's Christmas Bride by Vanessa Kelly

The Highlander's Christmas Bride (Clan Kendrick, #2)Clan Kendrick #2, This series is a spin-off of Vanessa Kelly's Improper Princesses series which was a spin-off of her Renegade Royals series this can be read as a stand alone, all the pertinent information is given in a way that works as a nice reminder for those of us who have read it. Donella was first introduced in book 4 of the Renegade Royals book, again you don't have to read it in fact if you haven't read it it gives it a bit more mystery.

After the events of her broken engagement three years ago Donella converted to Catholic and joined a convent but now, days away from taking her vows Reverend Mother is kicking her out. Logan trying to gain favor with the Earl of Riddick agrees to escort his grandniece home. Donella was nothing that he expected he was delighted with her sense of humor and her courage especially when faced with an attempted kidnapping and roughing it in the wild to escape. Even after the parted and Donella was safely home with her family Logan couldn't stop thinking about her, even with the surprise of his son showing up in Scotland with his Grandfather Angus when he should still be in Canada. Donella wants to go right back and join another convent but Riddick gets her to agree to wait six months and try to have fun before she makes any decisions. She even agrees to plan a Christmas party for Alec and Eden at their Glasgow townhouse. Eden and Alec send her down first until they can join her in the meantime she is to stay at the Kendrick home bringing her in close proximity to Logan. The threat to Donella hasn't quite gone away they just change tactics and start horrible rumors despite how she is feeling for Logan and his son she feels it best to become a nun. It's Logan's job to convince her otherwise. 

Overall, it was a great read. One thing I love about Vanessa Kelly's writing, not just her great storyline and fantastic characters, she's able to convey the feel of the time period and it's not just all the typical brogue (I'd be disappointed if a book took place in Scotland and didn't have any) but everything in general, celebrating both Christmas and Hogmanay. I enjoyed Logan and Donella story especially what they did at the end. I love all the Kendricks I look forward to the next one.   


ARC REVIEW The Cost of Honor by Diana Munoz-Stewart

The Cost of Honor (Black Ops Confidential, #3)Black Ops Confidential #3, An absolutely gripping story, from start to finish it is unputdownable. Tony and Honor are great characters you really feel for them and root for them. I love how at the beginning of each of these books the Parrish Family always seems like it's bad but as the book goes own the perception of the family changes as the main character learns the truth. Tony faked his own death to avoid punishment for something he did and he thought he didn't deserve it, they memory wiped his sister and he didn't want those memories taken from him. So he's been sailing around his latest port is Dominica, a small island in the Caribbean, that's where he meets Honor.

Honor is the daughter of a movie star turned activist. Honor was looking for a distraction from the anniversary of her mother's death when she saw a kiteboarder wipe out. She was always the cautious one the safe one but when she saw the kiteboarder hit some rocks she didn't give a second thought to going in after him. Tony was instantly swept away by her but seeing that Tony Parrish was dead he told her he was Lazarus Graves, he even told her a half truth he was running away from family and had changed his name. Tony really should have kept on sailing but Honor asked a favor and he didn't want to let her down, he didn't want to leave her; it then became obvious that Honor was in trouble and needed his help and he really didn't want to leave her. By the time the family had tracked him down he was so in love with Honor and she was in so much danger he would risk getting caught by his sisters to save her.

Honor inherited her families cocoa farm, when she moved to the island after her mother died she decided to run an adventure tour on the cocoa farm. Someone has recently been trying to buy it she keeps refusing to sell and recently a series of accidents have her business being threatened. Tony is doing his best to help around with tours and teaching her self defence whenever they aren't having sex. Once they figure out what's happening and the threat has escalated Tony is willing to turn himself into the family just to safe Honor. 

Overall, I loved this read. It's a great series that you can read as a stand alone. There was probably more sex in this book than the others, so depending on if you like that or not, I found myself just skimming those parts after the third it just felt like filler after that. But the story was exciting and I love the Parrish family and Tony is so broken it was nice to see Honor not quite fix him but make face his past and the truth and turn out better for it. Honor is a great character she is so much stronger than she realizes. I can't wait for more, this series is awesome.


ARC REVIEW Wolf Rebel by Paige Tyler

Wolf Rebel (Swat, #10)SWAT: Special Wolf Alpha Team #10, I had been anticipating this one and it did not disappoint. This can be read as a standalone but the entire series is worth the read.

Rachel is still relatively new to the whole wolf thing, she still has nightmares about the event that activated her wolf DNA, it would give me nightmares too. They were getting better but ever since L.A. (the events in the last book) they have gotten worse and Rachel is afraid she's losing her mind because now she's started to see and hear things. It doesn't help that every so often she gets a delectable scent in the air that's gone as quickly as it appears.

Knox is known to make impulsive decisions, like joining the Navy, becoming a SEAL, leaving the Navy but his last impulsive decision put in hip deep in trouble by joining The Hunters. He believed their scare tactics it wasn't until his first mission with them that he regretted his rash decision because in the end he ended up as one of werewolves. He saved one by taking a bullet meant for her, she could have killed him but she let him go. He saw her again in L.A. and knew that if there was anyone her could talk to about what happened to him it would be her.

Two things happen in this book, aside from the smokin' hot romance between Rachel and Knox, The SWAT is put on protection duty of the DA whose life is being threatened because her most recent case. Her husband has also hired a private firm to handle security so SWAT will be working side by side with them bring together Rachel and Knox. Thankfully no one else knows about Knox being a former Hunter but Rachel and one other, but he isn't there right now. The other thing is that Rachel thinks she is losing her mind the crazed man who tried to kill her keeps appearing keeps talking to her. She agrees to help Knox learn who to be a wolf bringing them in even closer contact with each other, they feel safe with each other, trusting each other came easily. Knox knows about what happened and he wants to help but how can you protect someone from their own mind.

Overall, it is a great read. I loved Rachel and Knox. There aren't very many more of these guys left so I hope that means Tyler's introduction to the FBI special unit will lead to a spin-off series.