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Books Reviewed in 2019

Book Lovin' Mamas has reviewed 62 books this year.

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Dark Longing by Aja JamesMacRieve by Kresley ColeWrong Bed, Right Girl by Rebecca BrooksA Perfect Lie by Lisa Renee Jones8 Souls by Rachel RustThe Kiss Quotient by Helen HoangEvery Last Breath by Juno RushdanCorrupt by Penelope DouglasPure Healing by Aja JamesA Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet
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ARC Review: ‘Luca’ by Brenda Rothert (Blog Tour)

ARC Review: 'Luca' by Brenda Rothert (Blog Tour)

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

ARC Review: ‘Luca’ by Brenda Rothert (Blog Tour)

Luca

by Brenda Rothert
Series: Chicago Blaze #2
Published by Silver Sky Publishing Inc. on April 23, 2019
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 210
Format: eArc
Source: Blog Tour Host
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four-half-stars

Abby
I only have one love now—the home furnishings business I’m building into an empire. Maybe money and success can’t love me back, but they keep what’s left of my heart safe. One-night stands are my way of scratching the occasional itch I get for something more. And no one’s better for that than a sexy as sin hockey player I’ll never see again after one very hot night together.

Luca
I used to love two things: hockey and women. But now my nieces and nephew are my top priority, because I’m raising them after tragedy stole their parents. Somehow I balance single parenthood and my career as a forward for the Chicago Blaze. There’s no time for women, until I get knocked on my ass by Abby Daniels. She’s everything I’ve ever wanted, but her devastating past may end us before we even get started.

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RDB & Review: ‘Cruel Fortune’ by K.A. Linde

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

RDB & Review: ‘Cruel Fortune’ by K.A. Linde

Cruel Fortune

by K.A. Linde
Series: Cruel #2
Published by Self-Published on April 23, 2019
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 248
Format: eArc
Source: Blog Tour Host
Goodreads
four-stars

Dive back into the sexy side of the Upper East Side with the second billionaire romance from USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde.
I finally have everything I ever wanted—fame and fortune and literary success.
Only one problem: I lost my muse.
He was tall, dark, and handsome. Broody, enigmatic, alluring, and right for me in every way.
Until he wasn’t. Until I lost everything.
And I can’t lose it all again. I’ll do anything to keep it.
Even seeing him again…

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RDB & Review: ‘Like the Wind’ by J. Bengtsson

RDB & Review: 'Like the Wind' by J. Bengtsson

RDB & Review: ‘Like the Wind’ by J. Bengtsson

Like The Wind

by J. Bengtsson
Published by Self-Published on April 16, 2019
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 326
Format: eArc
Source: Blog Tour Host
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four-stars

Prepare to laugh, cry, and fall in love with this enthralling new romance from J. Bengtsson
When a letter from his supposedly deceased mother finds its way into his hands, life changes in an instant for international pop star Bodhi Beckett. Reeling from the deception of those closest to him, Bodhi spirals out of control and is sent to a secluded mansion in the coastal mountains of Southern California for some rest and relaxation. But the retreat proves to be anything but relaxing when a raging wildfire sets the landscape around him ablaze. While escaping the flames, Bodhi rescues Breeze, a quirky, pet-loving woman, and together the two fight their way to safety. In the aftermath of the fire, Bodhi and Breeze hit the road to uncover the truth about his family. What neither of them expected is to forge a powerful connection that will change their lives forever…but can it survive the real world, or will it disappear like the wind?

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Review: ‘From Breath and Ruin’ by Carrie Ann Ryan (Blog Tour)

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

Review: ‘From Breath and Ruin’ by Carrie Ann Ryan (Blog Tour)

From Breath and Ruin

by Carrie Ann Ryan
Series: Elements of Five #1
Published by Self-Published on March 19, 2019
Pages: 351
Format: eArc
Source: Blog Tour Host
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four-half-stars

In her YA debut, New York Times bestselling author Carrie Ann Ryan dives into a world with magic and sacrifice with the Elements of Five.
Five hundred years ago, the Maison Realm was shattered, divided into warring kingdoms of elemental Wielders with fate and truth shadowed and uncertain. Now, factions of both the light and dark venture into the human realm in search of the prophesied Spirit Priestess who is said to Wield the Elements of Five and bring the two fractured kingdoms together.
Lyric has no idea that there's a realm outside the human one she lives in. When fate and circumstances are pulled from her hands after an accident, and she finds out that nothing is as it seems.
There is a war surrounding her and when Lyric realizes that they are searching for her, she must rely on those she once trusted: a boy who isn't who she thought, and a new realm of warriors who have come to protect her as she trains.
For the darkness is coming, and the Queen of Obscurite wants to ensure that the King of Lumiere can't get his hands on Lyric. And the only way to ensure that is if Lyric herself is no more ... no matter the cost to prophecy.

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ARC Review: ‘Remind Me’ by Samantha Chase (Blog Tour)

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ARC Review: ‘Remind Me’ by Samantha Chase (Blog Tour)

Remind Me

by Samantha Chase
Published by Chasing Romance Inc. on March 12, 2019
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 234
Format: eArc
Source: Blog Tour Host
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four-stars

It’s been years since Mallory Westbrook set foot in Magnolia Sound, but the death of her great-grandfather forces her back. Two weeks to get his affairs in order then she would return to her life in New York. The perfect plan, if not for Jake Summerford—her first love who broke her heart.
Jake always regretted the way things ended with Mallory and now that she’s back in town, he’s hoping they can put the past behind them. As they reconnect, old feelings resurface and Jake realizes that friendship is only the beginning of what he wants from Mallory.
With one foot out of the door, Mallory is looking for any excuse to leave Magnolia Sound behind. Forever. Will Jake’s plan to replace the old, painful memories help him finally show her their love deserves another chance?

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Review: ‘The Stand-In Boyfriend’ by Emma Doherty (Blog Tour+ #Giveaway)

Review: 'The Stand-In Boyfriend' by Emma Doherty (Blog Tour+ #Giveaway)

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Review: ‘The Stand-In Boyfriend’ by Emma Doherty (Blog Tour+ #Giveaway)

The Stand-In Boyfriend

by Emma Doherty
Published by Self-Published on March 12, 2019
Pages: 260
Format: eArc
Source: Blog Tour Host
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four-stars

Livy Chapman is in love with Jessie Stephenson. It’s that simple. She has been for years but he only see’s her as his best friend. His best friend who copies her homework, relies on her to bail him out of trouble and who he hooks up with other girls in front of.

Enough is enough and when Chase Mitchell, star of the soccer team, and all round Mr. Popular steps in and convinces her that they can do each other a favour by pretending to date, Livy is just crazy enough over Jessie to agree to it.

I mean, Chase is just her stand-in boyfriend. Nothing could go wrong. Right?

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( Happy Release Day to Kelly Elliott!! ) – ARC Review: ‘Entice Me’ by Kelly Elliott

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

( Happy Release Day to Kelly Elliott!! ) – ARC Review: ‘Entice Me’ by Kelly Elliott

Entice Me

by Kelly Elliott
Series: Austin Singles #2
Published by K. Elliott Enterprises INC on March 8, 2019
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 246
Format: eArc
Source: Blog Tour Host
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four-stars

Since the moment Kaelynn Dotson walked into my world, I haven’tbeen able to think, eat, or sleep. After having my heart broken bythe only woman I’ve ever loved, Kaelynn has ignited something deepdown inside me—a flame so hot that I cannot ignore, no matter howhard I try.
I vowed to never open myself up to a woman again, but there’ssomething about Kaelynn that is drawing me to her.
There’s just one problem.
She’s hiding something from me. Trust is something I need, butwhen it comes to Kaelynn, all the lines seem to be blurred. I know Ishould take this as a warning and walk away, but for some reason, it’sonly enticing me more.
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I’m living a lie.
I’m not the girl from a middle-class family in Utah like Nash thinks. I’mthe heiress to a billion-dollar fortune, and that’s not what he’s looking for. He’shad that before, and it left him scarred.
If the truth comes out, I’ll lose the only man I’ve ever fallen in lovewith . . . I’m not sure I’m willing to give him up.
Entice Me is book two in the Austin Singles series and is a stand alone novel

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Review: ‘Sunkissed Days’ by Samantha Chase + Excerpt

Review: 'Sunkissed Days' by Samantha Chase + Excerpt

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Review: ‘Sunkissed Days’ by Samantha Chase + Excerpt

Sunkissed Days

by Samantha Chase
Series: Magnolia Sound #0.5
Published by Chasing Romance Inc. on February 26, 2019
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: eArc
Source: Blog Tour Host
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four-stars

Mallory Westbrook is ready to make her move on Jake Summerford, the boy – now man – she’s been crushing on for years. Coming back to Magnolia Sound to celebrate her great-grandfather’s birthday provides the perfect opportunity to show Jake that she’s no longer a child.
The last thing Jake expected to do at his mentor’s birthday party was to find himself kissing Mallory under the moonlight. Though he’s known her for years, the thought of kissing her never crossed his mind. But the shy tomboy he once knew is gone, and in her place is a woman he can’t resist.
They have one summer before they go their separate ways. Insecurity wars with the possibility of a future together, but it could all come to an end before it even has a chance to start.

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ARC Review: ‘Strip Tease’ by Erin McCarthy (Blog Tour)

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ARC Review: ‘Strip Tease’ by Erin McCarthy (Blog Tour)

Strip Tease

by Erin McCarthy
Series: Tap That #3
Published by Self-Published on January 28, 2019
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 179
Format: eArc
Source: Blog Tour Host
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four-stars

A sexy CEO. A single mom. And a secret baby who is now eight years old…
A tipsy night in college resulted in Grace’s greatest joy--her daughter.
But now she sees the guy who gave her a fake name and number that night is stripping for a charity event without a care in the world.
When the feisty brunette confronts Brandon, finding out he has a daughter rocks his playboy world.
Grace wants answers. Brandon wants Grace. And Fallon wants a dad.
Is the ultimate party guy ready to strip it all bare...including his heart?

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ARC Review: ‘Anton’ by Brenda Rothert (Blog Tour)

ARC Review: 'Anton' by Brenda Rothert (Blog Tour)

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

ARC Review: ‘Anton’ by Brenda Rothert (Blog Tour)

Anton

by Brenda Rothert
Series: Chicago Blaze #1
Published by Silver Sky Publishing, Inc. on January 29, 2019
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: eArc
Source: Blog Tour Host
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four-half-stars

He’s known as Father Anton to his teammates—the brooding, sexy captain of the NHL’s Chicago Blaze has a reputation for…not having a reputation. Just like his diet and sleep routines, celibacy is part of Anton Petrov’s on-ice mojo. Or so they say. Anton stays mum on the subject. If the world thinks he chooses to abstain from sex, so be it. Better that than the truth getting out: there is a woman he burns for, but he can never have her. She’s his teammate’s wife, after all. Mia Marceau is finally on her own. Now that she and her husband are living apart, she’s finding the peace she was desperate for. She spends her days in classes and late nights bartending, making her own way in the world at last. After what she’s been through, as long as her husband leaves her alone, she doesn’t plan to rock the boat. He still has the power to hurt those dearest to her, and she can’t demand a divorce with such a high cost. A chance encounter with Mia has Anton hoping for a shot he never thought he’d get. And while she’s drawn to the intense, serious hockey center, Mia’s leery about playing with fire. That’s all Anton has ever known for Mia, though—a living, burning desire that won’t be denied—no matter the cost.

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