Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Scoring Off the Ice


Sometimes scoring off the ice leads to the greatest rewards.

Scoring Off the Ice, an all-new sexy, single dad sports romance by Stacey Lynn, is available now!


Sometimes scoring off the ice leads to the greatest rewards.

I’ve had only one goal in life since I first strapped on a pair of skates—make America’s pro hockey league.

I left Denmark. I made it to the top. Now, I’m determined to be the best. No distractions. I eat, sleep, and breathe hockey.

Until my birthday when my teammates convince me to live a little.
But living a little takes on a whole new meaning when less than a year later I’m confronted with a crying baby on my doorstep, drooling on a note that declares he’s mine.

Suddenly, I'm a single dad in way over my head.
There is no playbook for situations like this.

Luckily, I have Paisley.
My gorgeous neighbor, my long-time crush, and now—my savior.
She’s there any time I need her.
Helping. Guiding. Gazing at me with those green eyes that make me feel capable of this after all.

With her at my side, I’m quickly learning there’s more to life than winning a hockey game.




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Stacey Lynn likes her coffee with a dash of sugar, her heroes with a side of bossy, and her wine a deep shade of red.

The author of over thirty romance novels, many of which have been best-selling titles on Amazon, AppleBooks, and Barnes & Noble, she loves being able to turn her vivid imagination into a career that brings entertainment and joy to her readers. Focused on sports romance and emotional, small-town romance, she also loves stretching herself in different genres.

Born in Texas and raised in the Midwest, she now makes her home in North Carolina and loves all things Southern. Together with her ultimate tall, dark, and handsome hero, she has four children. Her life is a chaotic mess that fights with her Type-A, list-making, neurotically organized preferences and she wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Saturday, April 4, 2020

Fake It Till You Make It


Fake It Till You Make It by Anne Harper

Goodreads Summary:

Sloane De Carlo is going to have to move to Antarctica.

As if it wasn’t bad enough that she accidentally made her private blog very public, and all her innermost secrets and embarrassing moments are trending, now the entirety of the Internet is dying to know who her all-consuming, never-get-over-him crush “Guy” really is. She’s even got a literary agent dangling a book deal in front of her nose—but there’s a catch. She’ll have to get closure with “Guy” and give her story that pitch-perfect ending.

Too bad the real “Guy” is engaged to someone else. #Blessed

The only person in her teeny hometown of Arbor Bay who knows the truth is local bartender Brady Knox. And he’s not telling...for a price. He’ll pretend to be Sloane’s “Guy” if she’ll use her newfound Internet fame to bring more business to his struggling local bar. Brady’s always been a lone wolf, but there’s something about the pint-sized, supremely awkward, yet beautiful Sloane that charms him.

But keeping secrets in a small town like Arbor Bay isn’t easy. And Brady was never meant to be the guy for a pitch-perfect ending...

My Review:
This is Anne Harper’s first book, an adorable romance book with a fake dating trope, and I loved every second of it. I think the book itself is much more exciting than the synopsis makes it sound. I kept journals all through middle school, high school, and college similar to the way Sloane wrote on her private blog. While nothing I wrote in it really affects my life today in any way, I would be mortified if it was posted on the internet, so I can understand her embarrassment over this.

I loved Brady and how sweet he was. I loved the two of them together and how quickly their relationship turned real. I also loved Sloane’s brother Callum and how supportive and protective he was of her. I also really liked how much of her parents’ relationship was incorporated into the book.

5 stars
I received this book for free in return for an honest review

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Kind of Famous


Kind of Famous by Mary Ann Marlowe

Goodreads Summary:
Layla Beckett has a secret. For the past ten years, she’s run the most trafficked fan site on the Internet for her favorite band—under an alias, naturally. When she lands a job at the prestigious New York City music magazine The Rock Paper, she’s suddenly thrust into the world she’s only observed from the cheap seats. Now that she’s brushing elbows with sexy guitarists and hot frontmen, she wants to play it cool and keep her superfan status on the down low. Although she’s dying to gush on her forum, posting her insider adventures online could expose her real-life identity and blow her cover.

And that’s all before one of those sexy musicians becomes a fan of her.

From the minute he meets Layla, Shane Morgan’s heart beats a heavy metal rhythm, but his head is full of doubt. Since only the most hardcore fans could pick the drummer out of a lineup, he’s resigned to groupies using him to get closer to the more famous guitarists. But he doesn’t want to be Layla’s passthrough.

As Layla gets to know the real people behind the music, she’s drawn to the less-than-flashy drummer’s sweet charms, fascinating mind, and banging hot body, but she worries about his insecurities. She needs to convince Shane she’s moved beyond fandom before he discovers her online history and loses all faith in her intentions.

But the Internet is forever, and secrets have a way of getting out.

My Review:
I think I have learned that I am not a huge fan of rockstar romances. It just all seems so unrealistic. However, I did appreciate how Layla became friends with Jo and Eden, and that led to meeting the guys. I really liked their friendship and how authentic it was. While Jo was maybe a little too trusting of Layla in the first place to invite her to her house, I did like how approachable and down to earth she was. Shane feeling like he was just a stepping stone for most girls was sad at first, but as the book went on it just became annoying. I thought the fan site aspect of this book was fun, and something a little different than I have read in other rockstar romances.
Overall, the storyline was cute, but felt like it was missing something for me.

3.5 stars
I received this book for free in return for an honest review.

Southern Storms by Brittany C. Cherry


Even the town’s black sheep needed a friend sometimes

Southern Storms, an all-new, beautifully emotional and moving standalone romance from Brittainy C. Cherry, is available now!


All I wanted to do was run away, I never expected to crash into his arms…

After leaving the city life behind to escape my loveless marriage, I moved to small town Havenbarrow for a fresh start.

What I didn’t expect was to find myself drawn to the town’s black sheep.

They called him troubled. Cold. A man with a dark past.

What everyone seemed to miss about Jax was the splashes of light in his eyes. The random acts of kindness he performed when no one was watching. The way he made me smile and laugh.

Jax helped unpack the baggage I’d been carrying around with me. He was patient with my pain and gentle with my scars. He was the stillness during my hurricane.

Yet when both of our pasts come back to haunt our present days, we realized quickly that sometimes love stories didn’t end the way we’d hoped.

Sometimes you were left with only the damage from the storm.


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Author Brittainy C. Cherry is an Amazon #1 bestselling author.

She has been in love with words since the day she took her first breath. She graduated from Carroll University with a Bachelor Degree in Theatre Arts and a minor in Creative Writing.

Her novels have been published in 18+ countries around the world. Brittainy lives in Brookfield, Wisconsin with her fur babies.


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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

To Have and to Hoax


To Have and to Hoax by Martha Waters

Goodreads Summary:

In this fresh and hilarious historical rom-com, an estranged husband and wife in Regency England feign accidents and illness in an attempt to gain attention—and maybe just win each other back in the process.

Five years ago, Lady Violet Grey and Lord James Audley met, fell in love, and got married. Four years ago, they had a fight to end all fights, and have barely spoken since.

Their once-passionate love match has been reduced to one of cold, detached politeness. But when Violet receives a letter that James has been thrown from his horse and rendered unconscious at their country estate, she races to be by his side—only to discover him alive and well at a tavern, and completely unaware of her concern. She’s outraged. He’s confused. And the distance between them has never been more apparent.

Wanting to teach her estranged husband a lesson, Violet decides to feign an illness of her own. James quickly sees through it, but he decides to play along in an ever-escalating game of manipulation, featuring actors masquerading as doctors, threats of Swiss sanitariums, faux mistresses—and a lot of flirtation between a husband and wife who might not hate each other as much as they thought. Will the two be able to overcome four years of hurt or will they continue to deny the spark between them?

With charm, wit, and heart in spades, To Have and to Hoax is a fresh and eminently entertaining romantic comedy—perfect for fans of Jasmine Guillory and Julia Quinn.

My Review:
This was a cute, funny historical romance. I loved both Violet and James and getting to see their love story play out. I though the prologue at the beginning was a good touch. I loved knowing how they first met and got engaged. The rest of the book was fun and cute, but the games started to get a little annoying. I just felt like it was taken too far for too long. I would have liked there to be some other conflict other than miscommunication and their playing games on each other back and forth. Along with that, the reason for them not talking for four years seemed really silly to me. I understand going through rough patches in a marriage, and I see how this definitely could have caused an argument. However, I found it hard to believe that this led to them not really speaking for FOUR years! I would have liked for this book to have a little bit more substance in that regard. I did like the way they reconnected at the end, and thought it was a cute story.

3.5 stars
I received this book for free in return for an honest review.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Only When It's Us



Only When It’s Us by Chloe Liese

Goodreads Summary:

2 Frenemies.
1 Disastrous prank.

Ryder
Ever since she sat next to me in class and gave me death eyes, Willa Sutter’s been on my shit list. Why she hates me, I don't know. What I do know is that Willa is the kind of chaos I don’t need in my tidy life.
She’s the next generation of women’s soccer.
Wild hair, wilder eyes.
Bee-stung lips that should be illegal.
And a temper that makes the devil seem friendly.
She’s a thorn in my side, a menacing, cantankerous, pain-in-the-ass who’s turned our Business Mathematics course into a goddamn gladiator arena. I'll leave this war zone unscathed, coming out on top…And if I have my way with that crazy-haired, ball-busting hellion, that will be in more than one sense of the word. 

Willa
Rather than give me the lecture notes I missed like every other instructor I’ve had, my asshole professor tells me to get them from the silent, surly flannel-wearing mountain man sitting next to me in class. Well, I tried. And what did I get from Ryder Bergman? Ignored. 
What a complete lumbersexual neanderthal.
Mangy beard and mangier hair.
Frayed ball cap that hides his eyes.
And a stubborn refusal to acknowledge my existence.
I’ve battled men before, but with Ryder, it's war. I’ll get those notes and crack that Sasquatch nut if it’s the last thing I do, then I’ll have him at my mercy. Victory will have never tasted so sweet.

My Review:
I had never read anything by this author before, but I am now a fan! I cannot wait to get my hands on the next book in this series, and will be reading her other published books while I wait on it. I didn’t have super high hopes for this book. I hadn’t heard anyone talk about it when I requested it on Netgalley. But y’all- it is so freaking good! Like everyone needs to read this book!

This is a sports romance where the girl is the athlete, it’s a slow burn enemies to lovers romance, and is super steamy. It’s not a dark romance, but it’s also not a light and fluffy read. There are definitely some more serious topics in this book, and I found myself crying on more than one occasion. That being said, this book also has the perfect amount of humor and I loved how the characters jabbed at each other. It definitely kept the book feeling like it was moving quicker. I am so in love with these characters, and cannot wait to read the other characters’ love stories in the following books.

5 stars
I received this book for free in return for an honest review.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Bench Player


Bench Player by Julianna Keyes

Goodreads Summary:

ALLISON

As Public Relations Manager for the Charleston Thrashers, I’m responsible for protecting the team’s reputation. But after our right fielder gets sent to prison and we lose the World Series, my own reputation takes a huge hit. There’s only one way I can save my job: by revamping Connor Whitman’s tarnished ex-con image. Keeping my eye on the ball isn’t a problem until I discover what’s underneath his unkempt exterior—a man who’s unexpectedly vulnerable and distractingly sexy. Now, my professionalism is sailing far into foul territory.

CONNOR

I’ve served my time, and now I’m determined to reclaim my spot in the Thrashers’ outfield. Unfortunately, the new General Manager doesn’t want an aging ex-con on the roster, so I have no choice but to go along with Allison’s annoying scheme. Her bossiness drives me crazy—but so do her legs and her hair and her all-too-rare smiles. I can’t afford to fall for anyone when my focus needs to be on baseball, but love is a game I’ve never played before, and for the first time ever, I’m out of my league.

My Review:
This was a cute sports romance that I really enjoyed! It was a pretty easy read, and I flew threw it. It was told in alternating perspectives of the two main characters, so we really got to know them and fall in love with them. I did feel like the ending was a little abrupt though. I wanted just a little bit more to wrap things up. Overall, it was a great book that I would definitely recommend.

4 stars
I received this book for free in return for an honest review.