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Books Reviewed in 2019

Book Lovin' Mamas has reviewed 47 books this year.

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April Reviews
I Want You Back by Lorelei JamesLike the Wind by J. BengtssonLothaire by Kresley ColeThe Gamble by Kristen AshleyDreams of a Dark Warrior by Kresley ColeLondon Calling by Veronica ForandDark Prince by Christine FeehanDemon from the Dark by Kresley Cole
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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: ‘By the Rules’ by Elisabeth Staab

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

ARC Review: ‘By the Rules’ by Elisabeth Staab

By the Rules

by Elisabeth Staab
Series: Evergreen Grove, #3
Published by Self-Published on January 19th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, M/M
Source: Author
Amazon Kindle
Goodreads
four-half-stars

He thinks I want him because of the rumors around town. Because I think he’s easy. I want AJ, because he’s AJ.
No liars. No suits. Absolutely no straight guys…
AJ Fabin’s list of rules keeps him safe. Since getting kicked out of his parents’ home and a vicious attack by a former escorting client, his rules and his life in the tiny town of Evergreen Grove provide a quiet haven. He may be lonely, and he may stick out like a sore thumb, but the folks like him well enough. When he’s not dodging his old pimp, things are peaceful.
Hayden Price is having a quarter-life crisis. Engaged to a woman he can’t connect to and working a job he secretly hates, he comes to Evergreen Grove to help his mother through a health scare. Returning to his childhood home makes Hayden re-evaluate a lot of things, including himself. When he meets AJ and finds he can’t stand the mouthy jerk—almost as much as he can’t stop thinking about him—he has a lot more to change than his career.
To be together, they’ll both have to break all of their rules.

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ARC Review: ‘Acts of Creation’ by Elisabeth Staab

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

ARC Review: ‘Acts of Creation’ by Elisabeth Staab

Acts of Creation

by Elisabeth Staab
Series: Evergreen Grove #2
Published by Elisabeth Staab on September 10th 2015
Genres: New Adult
Pages: 286
Source: Author
Amazon Kindle | Amazon Paperback
Goodreads
five-stars

He's living a lie.
Dante Ramos: Champion. Ladies' man. Party animal. Women want him, and men either want to be him or put his lights out for sleeping with their girlfriends. It's all an act. Inside, he's so full of self-loathing he's on a fast-track to self-destruction.
She's living in the shadows.
Meeting Michelle at a support group for assault survivors shows Dante a new world of possibilities. Finally, someone in his life might understand him, and she creates in him a fierce need to protect. Trouble is, Dante lives his life in the spotlight, and the only thing Michelle wants is a place to hide.

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Review: ‘At the Stars’ by Elisabeth Staab

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

Review: ‘At the Stars’ by Elisabeth Staab

At the Stars

by Elisabeth Staab
Series: Evergreen Grove #1
Published by Elisabeth Staab on May 5th 2015
Genres: New Adult
Pages: 278
Source: Author
Amazon Kindle | Amazon Paperback
Goodreads
four-stars

A GIRL TRYING TO LEAVE HER PAST BEHINDI was a normal teenager who loved music and dancing, until the day I was attacked in my favorite record store. A few years later when my mom succumbed to depression and took her own life, I couldn’t stay in my hometown with all the memories and the curious stares. I decided to get in my car and just go – except my car decided it was done going outside a tiny place called Evergreen Grove. That’s where I found Jake. Or I guess Jake found me.
A GUY WHO CAN’T LET HIS GOFor the last eight years, all I can think about is the day I ended another man’s life. Then I manage to save Cassie’s, and I feel like maybe I’ve got some kind of second chance. To do what I couldn’t before, or maybe even for something bigger. Something like love. If only I could feel like I deserve her...

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