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Book Lovin' Mamas has reviewed 88 books this year.

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Kill the Queen  by Jennifer EstepThe Judgment of Paris by Fall by McKayla BoxJaguar Hunt by Terry SpearDirty Rich Secrets: Part Two by Lisa Renee JonesThe Bride Test  by Helen HoangDark Desire  by Christine FeehanFirelight by Kristen CallihanDark Skye by Kresley ColeDirty Rich Secrets: Part One by Lisa Renee Jones
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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)

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: ‘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)

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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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ARC Review: ‘Cruel Money’ by K.A. Linde

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ARC Review: ‘Cruel Money’ by K.A. Linde

Cruel Money

by K.A. Linde
Series: Cruel Trilogy #1
Published by Self-Published on January 22, 2019
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: eArc
Source: Blog Tour Host, Author
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four-stars

Lose yourself to the dark and glamorous underbelly of the Upper East Side in USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde's new billionaire romance Cruel Trilogy.
She was supposed to be a one night stand.
A way to sate my sexual appetite.
I let her glimpse the man I am. The face that I hide behind my carefully cultivated life. But she ripped open that divide—and there’s no going back.
Now, she’s here. In my city.
I don’t care that I’m Manhattan royalty and she’s the help.
Only that she’s living in my summer home. With me.
And I want more.

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ARC Review: ‘Hold Me Today’ by Maria Luis

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ARC Review: ‘Hold Me Today’ by Maria Luis

Hold Me Today

by Maria Luis
Series: Put A Ring On It #1
Published by Alkmini Books, LLC on January 17, 2019
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 435
Format: eArc
Source: Blog Tour Host
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four-stars

Rock bottom has never felt so good.
At least, that’s what I tell myself when I bargain with the enemy and score a renovation for my hair salon.
The enemy? Nick Stamos, my best friend’s older brother.
He’s got a body and face the Greek gods would envy but his personality needs a major overhaul.
He’s surly. A rule-follower.Did I mention he’s seen me naked?
I may have crushed on him for years, but the only place I want Nick swinging his hammer nowadays is at my salon.
Except, he needs something in return. . .
A fake girlfriend.
And I’m just reckless enough to say yes.
Hold Me Today is the first book in the highly anticipated series, Put A Ring On It.
COVER REVEAL: January 3rd, 2019RELEASE DATE: January 17th, 2019EXCLUSIVE RELEASE ALERT: http://bit.ly/HoldMeToday BLOGGER SIGN-UPS: http://bit.ly/HoldMeTodayEVENTS

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Review: ‘Let Me In’ by Erin McCarthy

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

Review: ‘Let Me In’ by Erin McCarthy

Let Me In

by Erin McCarthy
Series: Blurred Lines #3
Published by Createspace on September 21, 2014
Genres: New Adult
Format: eArc
Source: RockStar PR
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three-half-stars

A girl in danger…
Aubrey Walsh never dreamed that she would find herself in an abusive relationship, but after her boyfriend hits her so hard he breaks her tooth, she flees the University of Maine to hide on a remote island with her best friend. Only to discover that she is pregnant. Terrified of what will happen if Jared finds out, she is walking along the rocks, deciding her future, when she slips.
A guy with a secret past…
After a job gone wrong, Riker has left the assassin business and is incognito as a ferryboat operator off the shores of Maine. It’s a lonely life, and when he sees a young woman almost fall off the rocks, he doesn’t hesitate to save her and take her in, though he’s determined to stay unemotionally uninvolved. But when the truth about her situation is revealed, he will do anything to protect Aubrey and her unborn child.
Even marry her. Even kill for her.
When Jared comes looking for the only girl who has ever rejected him, Riker won’t allow it. And Aubrey is torn between protecting herself and her child, or protecting the mysterious husband she has come to love.
And when chance brings them together but fate tears them apart, can their love survive the storm?

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Review: ‘Morrow’s Horizon’ by Sierra Kummings (Blog Tour)

Review: ‘Morrow’s Horizon’ by Sierra Kummings (Blog Tour)

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Review: ‘Morrow’s Horizon’ by Sierra Kummings (Blog Tour)

Morrow's Horizon

by Sierra Kummings
Series: The Morrow Women #1
Published by Self-Published on April 21st 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 492
Format: eArc
Source: Author, Blog Tour Host
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four-stars

Blood, and love for a special little girl, bind the five Morrow sisters in an unbreakable way. Yet the family-devoted Sara Morrow yearns for more.
And that “more” looks a lot like the irresistible Jacob Ramírez.
For years, Sara’s contented herself with toe-curling fantasies about the CFO of the bank that employs her – all the while promising herself she’d never fall for the type of passion that destroyed her parent’s marriage. But when the one and only Latin six-foot-four god accepts her offer of help and turns her fantasies into reality, she’s forced to decide if it’s worth finding out if her boss is everything she’s ever dreamed of, or just the manifestation of all her fears.
Jacob has his own set of fears. Right out of high school, he joined the Marines, only to come home six years later with night terrors that haunt even his days. Now, at thirty-three, rudimentary techniques keep his secret hidden.
Until a chance meeting with Sara Morrow coincides with a deception that rocks him to his core.
When Sara’s faith is tested, her sisters’ love gives her the courage to believe in someone else. When Jacob’s is tested, he has to learn how to believe in himself.

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Review: ‘Spark in the Ashes’ by @NikkiGroom4 (Excerpt + #Giveaway)

Review: ‘Spark in the Ashes’ by @NikkiGroom4 (Excerpt + #Giveaway)

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Review: ‘Spark in the Ashes’ by @NikkiGroom4 (Excerpt + #Giveaway)

Spark in the Ashes (Steel Souls MC Book 1)

by Nikki Groom
Series: Steel Souls #1
Published by Self-Published on April 24, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: eArc
Source: Author
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four-stars

Sadie Foster is consumed with revenge. The quiet beauty she portrays on the outside disguises the rage bubbling within her. Because on the inside, her desire for retribution dominates her every waking thought, until him...…

Ramsey Dalton is an outlaw. A criminal that will do whatever it takes to get what he wants and to keep his MC brothers safe. He didn't know there could be more to his life than sex, drugs and death, until her...

Their meeting is pure chance. Their connection undeniable. But what neither of them know, is that their relationship threatens to uncover far more than they could have imagined.

Secrets and lies are best left buried, but sometimes they’re too real to stay dead.

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ARC Review: ‘Provocative’ by @lisareneejones +Giveaway

ARC Review: 'Provocative' by @lisareneejones +Giveaway

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ARC Review: ‘Provocative’ by @lisareneejones +Giveaway

Provocative

by Lisa Renee Jones
Published by Self-Published on April 18, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 279
Format: eArc
Source: Author
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five-stars

Book 1 of a duet *
Special release week sale for this full-sized book! Bonus: Includes a FREE novella during the first week of purchase!Book one in the sexy and intense new White Lies duet by Lisa Renee Jones!
There are those moments in life that are provocative in their very existences, that embed in our minds forever, and sometimes our very souls. They change us, mold us, maybe even save us. But some are darker, dangerous. If we allow them to, they control us. Seduce us. Quite possibly even destroy us.
The moment I walked into Sonoma's Reid Winter Winery and Vineyard and made eye contact with Faith Winter for the first time was one of those moments. Provocative because I know at least one of her secrets, of which, I suspect she has many. Provocative because she believes I was a stranger to her when we met, but I am not. Provocative because I sought her out, with no intention of touching her. But now I have. Now I want her. Now I have to have her. But that changes nothing. It doesn't change why I came for her.
Book two: Shameless will be out on July 11th!

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