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Books Reviewed in 2019

We have reviewed 8 books this year.

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January Reviews
Cruel Money by K.A. LindeHold Me Today by Maria LuisWrong Bed, Right Roommate by Rebecca BrooksOne Cruel Night by K.A. LindeEvidence of Desire by Lexi BlakeTaken by a Dragon by Felicity HeatonCowboy Wolf Trouble by Kait BallengerNightchaser by Amanda Bouchet
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In accordance with the current FTC disclosure rules for bloggers & reviewers, the books you see reviewed on Book Lovin' Mamas are either purchased by us or procured from NetGalley, Edelweiss, or directly from the author or publisher in an exchange for an honest review.

ARC Review: ‘The Professor Woos the Witch’ by Kristen Painter

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ARC Review: ‘The Professor Woos the Witch’ by Kristen Painter

The Professor Woos The Witch

by Kristen Painter
Series: Nocturne Falls #4
Published by Self-Published on October 8, 2015
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Source: Author
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five-stars

Welcome to Nocturne Falls, the town where Halloween is celebrated 365 days a year. The tourists think it's all a show: the vampires, the werewolves, the witches, the occasional gargoyle flying through the sky. But the supernaturals populating the town know better. Living in Nocturne Falls means being yourself. Fangs and all.
Pandora Williams is Nocturne Falls’ most successful real estate agent. And least successful witch. Her magic never has the intended outcome, but she’s learned to live with that. Mostly. Yes, it sucks, but what can she do? Then a hot new neighbor shows up and suddenly her magic works. Very cool, but very suspect. Especially since he’s a total non-believer.
Cole Van Zant likes practicality and absolutes. Things he can see and touch. So not magic. But when his teenage daughter insists she’s a witch—and they’re now living in a town that celebrates Halloween every day—he needs help. Of the witchy variety. Thankfully, his sexy neighbor buys into all that hocus pocus.
Enlisting her help seems like a great idea until spending time together reveals a supernatural surprise about who Cole really is. A secret even he didn’t know. Could Pandora and Cole really be meant for one another or is their attraction too much to believe?

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Review: ‘Ricochet by @KeriLake

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Review: ‘Ricochet by @KeriLake

Ricochet

by Keri Lake
Series: Vigilantes #1
Published by Self-Published on January 1st 1970
Genres: Dark Romance, Romantic Suspense
Pages: 530
Source: Author
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five-stars

The only sure way to destroy a man is to take what he cannot live without.
Three years ago, I had everything.
A beautiful wife.A son.A reason for living.
Until a ruthless task force, assembled under Mayor Michael Culling, with a brutal strategy to make the streets of Detroit ‘safe’, ripped away everything I loved in a deadly hunt called The Culling.
They tried to kill me, too. I wish they had. Now I'm cursed by the memories of that night, and the words I whispered to my dying wife.
A promise—to avenge the wrong and set it right.
I’m no longer Nick Ryder. I’m a masked vigilante. Faceless. Loveless. Fearless. A man with nothing left to lose—one who's seen the dark and violent truth behind the city’s flawless veneer.
Michael Culling doesn’t know who I am. Or what I want. All he knows is that I’ve kidnapped his beautiful wife.
An eye for an eye—isn’t that how the saying goes? And Aubree Culling is the perfect pawn to destroy him.
If she doesn’t destroy me first.

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Review: ‘How to Get Lucky’ by Erin McCarthy

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Review: ‘How to Get Lucky’ by Erin McCarthy

How To Get Lucky

by Erin McCarthy
Series: Sexy in NYC #3
Published by Self-Published on June 22, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: Author
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four-stars

Sometimes there is more than one way to get lucky…
Allison Parker knows winning the New York state lottery is impossible for a retail slave and fashion designer wanna-be who doesn’t, uh, play the lottery. But after a particularly bad day at work and a random prediction from a quirky psychic, she does just that, and wins. Money. Lots of it.
Marco Lucky is exhausted over his bandmates and their diva antics and is looking for an escape. Yet finding a quiet spot in New York City is damn near impossible and he’s already tired of the women hitting on him strictly because he’s famous. But then the crazy brunette with the winning lottery ticket tells him exactly what she thinks of him and it isn't flattering. He finds himself determined to get to know her better... a whole lot better and prove he is worth her time.
Allison figures it’s only fitting that she be the first woman in the history of ever to hit the lottery and score a smoking hot rock star all in one night, only to wake up with her entire life destroyed a mere eighteen hours later when her lottery ticket is missing. Marco’s offer of help makes her feel like the biggest lame ass loser ever, and while she can't take his money, she can take a weekend in LA and some smoking hot sex. But that's all it can be with him rich and hitting the road and her hitting the unemployment line.
From two different cities, and two different worlds, can Marco and Allison put the issue of money to bed? Because being lucky in love just might be hitting the jackpot after all…
HOW TO GET LUCKY is book three in the "Sexy in NYC" series. The first two books, The Pregnancy Test and You Don't Know Jack, are also currently available by USA Today and NY Times bestselling author Erin McCarthy. After ten years of waiting to conclude the series, follow these girlfriends as they all find love, laughter, and labels in Manhattan.

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Mini DNF Review – ‘Random & Rare’ by Cat Porter

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Mini DNF Review – ‘Random & Rare’ by Cat Porter

Random & Rare

by Cat Porter
Series: Lock & Key #2
Published by Self-Published on March 10th 2015
Genres: MC Romance
Pages: 262
Format: eArc
Source: Author
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dnf

I am that gash in her soul.Once I loved Grace, really loved her.And she loved me, and it was so fucking beautiful.Once.That pendulum swings to and fro.We’re here,and then we’re—No.How can that rare beautiful be rendered irrelevant, intangible when I still feel so damn much?Does all that energy, that glory, that significance simply dissolve?Turn to smoke?To nothing?It can’t. It just can’t.Are the moments that shape us absolutely random?Is time not fluid?I made promises to them, to her.Especially to her.Promises I still burn to keep.

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ARC Review: ‘Naughty King’ by Michelle A. Valentine

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ARC Review: ‘Naughty King’ by Michelle A. Valentine

Naughty King

by Michelle A. Valentine
Series: A Sexy Manhattan Fairytale #1
Published by Self-Published on March 14, 2015
Format: eArc
Source: Author
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four-stars

The King Always Gets His Way.
Women, business, pleasure: When I want it, I get it. I’m never denied. Including her. I will break her. I will show her who the king of this city really is. The Feisty Princess of Manhattan will learn I am not a man that can be tempted. No matter how damn bad I want her in my bed.

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ARC Review: ‘Lure’ by Alyssa Rose Ivy

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ARC Review: ‘Lure’ by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Lure

by Alyssa Rose Ivy
Series: The Allure Chronicles #1
Published by Self-Published on February 16, 2015
Format: eArc
Source: Author
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four-half-stars

There's danger in the beauty...
Two years, six months, and twenty-five days. That's how long it had been since I'd seen my winged hero— not that I'd been counting. I'd suffered through years of counseling just to convince my friends and family that I wasn't crazy and knew he didn't exist.
But he did. And I was done waiting.
Days after college graduation I headed back down to New Orleans to retrace my steps and find Owen again only to find my life was about to get even crazier... thanks to the most beautiful and dangerous of all paranormal creatures, the Allures.

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Review: Seduction’s Kiss by Alyssa Rose Ivy

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Review: Seduction’s Kiss by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Seduction's Kiss

by Alyssa Rose Ivy
Series: The Allure Chronicles #0.5
Published by Self-Published on January 29th 2015
Pages: 121
Format: eArc
Source: Author
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four-stars

*Prequel novella to Lure (The Allure Chronicles #1)*
Never agree to a road trip to New Orleans with your roommate. At least not when your roommate is dragging you along while she reconnects with an ex-boyfriend. Possible consequences of failing to take my advice:
1) Unknowingly going out with a vampire stripper2) Getting kidnapped by said vampire's nest mates3) Falling head over heels for your winged hero
Believe it or not number 3 is the worst one, especially when no one believes you that he exists.

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ARC Review: ‘Good Girls Don’t’ by Rosalie Lario

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ARC Review: ‘Good Girls Don’t’ by Rosalie Lario

Good Girls Don't

by Rosalie Lario
Series: Everly Brothers #2
Published by Self-Published on November 17, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: eArc
Source: Author
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five-stars

Good girls don’t do one-night stands…
If there’s one thing Lyssa Rivera knows, it’s that good girls don’t do one-night stands. But it only takes a few hours in the company of sexy businessman, James Everly, to change her mind. All she wants is a night of sin with the man who’s admittedly way out of her league. Then she can go back to being painfully, boringly good.
James Everly doesn’t do relationships, not after the horrible example set by his parents. When he meets a luscious, irresistible woman at his favorite bar, he’s more than ready to show her a night of ecstasy, but that’s all it could ever be. He certainly never plans on seeing her again. Yet when he shows up at his meeting the next morning to woo a venture capitalist, he’s shocked to find his competition is the very woman whose bed he just left.
James knows he should stay away. He’s no good at long term, and that’s what a woman like Lyssa deserves. But as the two vie for the investor’s attention, he finds himself struggling to choose between the family business and the woman whose touch makes him burn with desire.

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ARC Review: ‘Bone Deep’ by Brooklyn Skye

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ARC Review: ‘Bone Deep’ by Brooklyn Skye

BONE DEEP

by Brooklyn Skye
Published by Self-Published on September 23, 2014
Genres: New Adult
Format: eArc
Source: Blog Tour Host
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four-stars

The boy who wants forgiveness… Haunted by the train accident his father instigated, college freshman Krister Ledoux is obsessed with finding the person sending him cryptic hate mail. He knows it’s one of them—a family member of one of the accident victims, and he’s willing to go to hell and back to find out which one.
The girl he can’t forget… She was a stranger who kissed him in the middle of the train station, and now she’s the girl who pleads with her eyes for Krister to be the distraction she’s so desperate for. Krister doesn’t know what it is about her, why he’s sucked into playing Cambria’s game… All he knows is that when he’s with her, he isn’t consumed with thoughts of the crash.
The collision that can’t be avoided… Cambria doesn’t know who Krister is—that he’s the son of the town’s most infamous killer, and he knows if his true identity surfaces he’ll lose her forever. However secrets can’t stay buried forever, and now Krister must fight to prove that their bone-deep connection is far more powerful than the hatred she now has toward him.

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ARC Review: ‘Dire’ by Alyssa Rose Ivy

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ARC Review: ‘Dire’ by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Dire

by Alyssa Rose Ivy
Series: The Dire Wolves Chronicles #1
Published by Self-Published on September 13, 2014
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Format: eArc
Source: Blog Tour Host
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Gage was the first guy I ever wanted. He was my first crush and my first fantasy, but he wasn't my first in any other way because he never saw me as anything more than a friend— at least not until the night that changed everything.
It was all Gage's fault. He insisted we drive through the storm and take the back roads. By the time the storm hit full force we had no chance. One night of snowbound sex changed our relationship forever. The problem was at the same time I caught another guy’s attention. This other guy happens to be the alpha of a pack of shifter wolves.

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