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ARC Review: ‘Handle with Care’ by Marie Harte (Blog Tour) #ReviewAThon

ARC Review: 'Handle with Care' by Marie Harte (Blog Tour) #ReviewAThon

I received a complimentary copy of the book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

ARC Review: ‘Handle with Care’ by Marie Harte (Blog Tour) #ReviewAThon

Handle with Care

by Marie Harte
Series: Veteran Movers #3
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on August 27, 2019
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 352
Format: eArc
Source: publisher
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four-stars

Evan Griffith has had a hell of a day... And that was before he met the stunning, sexy woman having a meltdown.

Evan Griffith has had many careers in his life. But who knew working for his family's moving company would hold just as much action as his stint in the Marine Corps? On an unforgettable job, Evan finds himself taken by a teenage conman and confronted by a woman wielding a knife—and promptly falls head over heels for her.
Kenzie Sykes is doing her best to raise her little brother and keep him out of jail—all while dealing with her own broken heart that just hasn't healed. She doesn't have time for romance. He's not asking... Until he is, and she finds herself saying yes.
Veteran Movers series: The Whole Package (Book 1) Smooth Moves (Book 2)Handle with Care (Book 3)
Praise for Marie Harte: "With a protective alpha hero that stole my heart instantly, The Whole Package was sexy, sweet, and thoroughly satisfying."—LAUREN LAYNE, New York Times bestselling author, for The Whole Package "Marie Harte at her best! The Whole Package delivered everything I love—hot alpha, a strong woman, and amazing writing!"—DONNA GRANT, New York Times bestselling author, for The Whole Package "Terrific. I absolutely loved this story."—Night Owl Reviews, TOP PICK for The Only Thing"Another exceptionally red-hot romance by Marie Harte with a strong yet sweet hero!"—Fresh Fiction for Just the Thing

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Cover Reveal: ‘Keystone’ by Katie Delahanty

Cover Reveal: 'Keystone' by Katie Delahanty

Keystone

Author: Katie Delahanty

Publishing Date: January 7, 2020

Genre: YA Science Fiction

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ARC Review: ‘The Truth About Cowboys’ by Lisa Renee Jones (Blog Tour + Excerpt)

ARC Review: 'The Truth About Cowboys' by Lisa Renee Jones (Blog Tour + Excerpt)

I received a complimentary copy of the book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

ARC Review: ‘The Truth About Cowboys’ by Lisa Renee Jones (Blog Tour + Excerpt)

The Truth About Cowboys

by Lisa Renee Jones
Published by Entangled: Amara on August 27, 2019
Pages: 352
Format: eArc
Source: publisher
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four-half-stars

I had my life figured out.
Engaged to a successful man.
About to make partner at my firm.
Bought a high-rise apartment in downtown Dallas.
And then, poof, it’s all gone. Now, like in some cheesy romantic comedy, my car has broken down in the pouring rain on my way to “find myself” in The Middle of Nowhere, Texas. Cue hot guy coming to my rescue and changing my tire. This is the part where we flirt and have a meet-cute, right? That’s how it works in romance novels, and I should know—after all, I’m coming to Texas to write my own cowboy romance. But nope. This sexy cowboy lights into me about not being prepared for the country roads and how inappropriate my high-heeled boots are.
Little did I know, Jason Jenks would tilt my world into a new dimension with his sinful smirk and his bad attitude. Every time I turn around, he’s there to reluctantly save the day. And every time, I think there may be something to that spark we ignite. But there’s a reason the majority of country songs are about broken hearts. The closer I get to this man, the closer I get to learning the truth about cowboys.

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Review: ‘Amber & Dusk’ by Lyra Selene

Review: 'Amber & Dusk' by Lyra Selene

I received a complimentary copy of the book from the Amazon Vine in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: ‘Amber & Dusk’ by Lyra Selene

Amber & Dusk

by Lyra Selene
Series: Amber & Dusk #1
Published by Scholastic Press on November 27, 2018
Pages: 368
Format: Paperback
Source: Amazon Vine
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four-stars

Sylvie has always known she deserves more. Out in the permanent twilight of the Dusklands, her guardians called her power to create illusions a curse. But Sylvie knows it gives her a place in Coeur d'Or, the palais of the Amber Empress and her highborn legacies.
So Sylvie sets off toward the Amber City, a glittering jewel under a sun that never sets, to take what is hers.
But her hope for a better life is quickly dimmed. The empress invites her in only as part of a wicked wager among her powerful courtiers. Sylvie must assume a new name, Mirage, and begin to navigate secretive social circles and deadly games of intrigue in order to claim her spot. Soon it becomes apparent that nothing is as it appears and no one, including her cruel yet captivating sponsor, Sunder, will answer her questions. As Mirage strives to assume what should be her rightful place, she'll have to consider whether it is worth the price she must pay.

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Happy Book Birthday to @LisaReneeJones! ‘The Truth About Cowboys’ is Out Today!

Happy Book Birthday to @LisaReneeJones! 'The Truth About Cowboys' is Out Today!

“Lisa Renee Jones does wildly sexy alpha heroes like no one else!”- Jill Shalvis, NewYork Timesbestselling author

The Truth About Cowboys, a steamy, sexy, and laugh-out-loud funny contemporary romance from New York Timesbestselling author Lisa Renee Jones, is available now!

The Truth About Cowboys

(Texas Heat #1)

Author: Lisa Renee Jones

Publishing Date: August 27, 2019

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Cover Reveal: ‘The Golden Hour’ by L.M. Halloran

Cover Reveal: 'The Golden Hour' by L.M. Halloran

Check out the Cover Reveal for L.M. Halloran’s new standalone Romantic Suspense, THE GOLDEN HOUR, which releases October 10th.

The Golden Hour

Author: L.M. Halloran

Publishing Date: October 10, 2019

Genre: Romantic Suspense

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Review: ‘Sunbeam’s Shine’ by Emily Bliss

Review: 'Sunbeam's Shine' by Emily Bliss

Review: ‘Sunbeam’s Shine’ by Emily Bliss

Sunbeam's Shine

by Emily Bliss, Sydney Hanson
Series: Unicorn Princesses #1
Published by Bloomsbury USA Childrens on August 8, 2017
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
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five-stars

Welcome to an enchanted land ruled by unicorn princesses! Cressida Jenkins, a unicorn-obsessed girl who is sure that unicorns are real, is invited to visit, and readers will be thrilled to journey to the Rainbow Realm along with her! In each story, Cressida is called to help a unicorn princess and her sisters in a magical adventure.
In the first story, a blundering wizard-lizard casts a spell that accidentally robs Princess Sunbeam of her magic yellow sapphire. Without it, she loses her powers--the ability to create light and heat. The only way to reverse the spell is for a human girl who believes in unicorns to find the yellow sapphire and reunite Sunbeam with her gemstone. Sunbeam ventures into the human world and enlists Cressida's help, who is thrilled to visit the Rainbow Realm. But finding Sunbeam's sapphire isn't quite as easy as she thought it would be . . .

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Review: ‘Moon Called’ by Patricia Briggs #romanceopoly

Review: 'Moon Called' by Patricia Briggs #romanceopoly

Review: ‘Moon Called’ by Patricia Briggs #romanceopoly

Moon Called

by Patricia Briggs
Series: Mercy Thompson #1
Published by Ace Books on January 31, 2006
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 289
Format: AudioBook, Paperback
Source: Purchased
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five-stars

Mercedes Thompson, aka Mercy, is a talented Volkswagen mechanic living in the Tri-Cities area of Washington. She also happens to be a walker, a magical being with the power to shift into a coyote at will. Mercy's next-door neighbor is a werewolf. Her former boss is a gremlin. And she's fixing a bus for a vampire. This is the world of Mercy Thompson, one that looks a lot like ours but is populated by those things that go bump in the night. And Mercy's connection to those things is about to get her into some serious hot water...

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Review: ‘Polaris Rising’ by Jessie Mihalik

Review: 'Polaris Rising' by Jessie Mihalik

Review: ‘Polaris Rising’ by Jessie Mihalik

Polaris Rising

by Jessie Mihalik
Series: Consortium Rebellion #1
Published by Harper Voyager on February 5, 2019
Pages: 448
Format: Paperback
Source: Library
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four-half-stars

A space princess on the run and a notorious outlaw soldier become unlikely allies in this imaginative, sexy space opera adventure—the first in an exciting science fiction trilogy.
In the far distant future, the universe is officially ruled by the Royal Consortium, but the High Councillors, the heads of the three High Houses, wield the true power. As the fifth of six children, Ada von Hasenberg has no authority; her only value to her High House is as a pawn in a political marriage. When her father arranges for her to wed a noble from House Rockhurst, a man she neither wants nor loves, Ada seizes control of her own destiny. The spirited princess flees before the betrothal ceremony and disappears among the stars.
Ada eluded her father’s forces for two years, but now her luck has run out. To ensure she cannot escape again, the fiery princess is thrown into a prison cell with Marcus Loch. Known as the Devil of Fornax Zero, Loch is rumored to have killed his entire chain of command during the Fornax Rebellion, and the Consortium wants his head.
When the ship returning them to Earth is attacked by a battle cruiser from rival House Rockhurst, Ada realizes that if her jilted fiancé captures her, she’ll become a political prisoner and a liability to her House. Her only hope is to strike a deal with the dangerous fugitive: a fortune if he helps her escape.
But when you make a deal with an irresistibly attractive Devil, you may lose more than you bargained for . . .

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Review: ‘Taking Shots’ by Toni Aleo #Reviewathon

Review: 'Taking Shots' by Toni Aleo #Reviewathon

Review: ‘Taking Shots’ by Toni Aleo #Reviewathon

Taking Shots

by Toni Aleo
Series: Assassins #1
Published by Loveswept on October 4, 2011
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 490
Format: AudioBook
Source: Audible Escape
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three-stars

In Toni Aleo’s exhilarating Loveswept debut, the first in a series featuring the hockey hunks of the Nashville Assassins, a reformed bad boy helps a charming, willful woman face off against the demons of her past.   No matter how hard she tries, Elleanor Fisher never thinks she’s good enough, from her job to her weight to her love life. After enduring years of abuse at the hands of an ex-boyfriend, Elli has been drifting through life in a daze. Until, that is, she meets Shea Adler on a promotional shoot for the NHL’s Nashville Assassins. Before Elli knows what’s happening, the gorgeous Shea breaks the ice and shatters her world.   A brilliant athlete inside the rink, Shea Adler is tired of the life he’s living outside of it: the women, the money, the drinking. But everything changes when he meets Elli. After laying eyes on this feisty, witty, beautiful woman, he feels like he’s just taken the hardest hit of his life. No matter how skeptical she is, Shea knows they are meant to be together—if only he can convince Elli to put her insecurities aside before she misses out on a shot at love.
Praise for Toni Aleo’s Nashville Assassins romances  “Aleo melts the ice and hits it into the net with her Assassins series.”—Award-winning author Jami Davenport   “Taking Shots is really the whole package. You get romance, humor, steamy sex, drama, and then it all wraps up with a great conclusion. I am amazed that this is Toni’s first book. She has come out in a huge way. I can’t wait to read more from her. Don’t hesitate for a moment to grab this book.”—Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews   “A little steamy, a little heartbreaking, and a whole lot of fanning yourself are in order this time around readers. Are your cheeks feeling a little pink yet? Get used to the feeling.”—Dreaming in the Pages, on Trying to Score   “Empty Net is an honest, heartwarming, endearing story. . . . Toni Aleo doesn’t just write a story. She gives you the ability to experience the journey of her characters right along with them. Her stories are enveloped with passion, emotion, humor, love; and let me tell you, that girl knows how to write a sex scene that just makes you sweat!”—Guilty Pleasures Book Review   “Sexy and riveting . . . the perfect combination of love and lust.”—USA Today bestselling author Heidi McLaughlin, on Blue Lines  Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: Trying to Score and Empty Net.

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