Thursday, September 16, 2021

Release + Review - Learning at 40 - L.B Dunbar


Welcome back to Lakeside Cottage!

A grumpy, newly divorced, single father meets a ray of sunshine in this small town, second-chance romance.

RELEASE DATE: September 16, 2021.


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She didn’t want a one-night stand. He couldn’t promise more than a ten-day fling. Sometimes compromise is all you need.

Zack Weller is timely, orderly, and meticulous. Too bad his seven-year-old, twin sons are hellions. With his divorce final, a two-week vacation beckons him to his best friend’s cottage. Unfortunately, he can’t help the magnetic pull of memories from the house next door—the one that was once his childhood home—or fight the force of nature in the naked woman sunbathing in that backyard.

River Nagle is a free spirit. She understands the trials and tribulations some people face and offers the compassion to deal with them head on. When she inherits a lakeside home, she takes the blessing for what it’s worth: a gift and a new beginning. Until one day two little boys make themselves at home in the tree fort in her backyard and she meets their hot, growly dad who steals her wine, her time, and her heart.

Newly divorced, single father grump meets a ray of sunshine, next-door neighbor in this small town, second chance romance where learning to love over 40 works with the right teacher.


What to Expect from Learning at 40 - Grumpy single dad - Rambunctious twins - Ray of sunshine, next-door neighbor - Over 40 romance - Second chance at love - Lakeside shenanigans

Louise's Review

Learning at 40 was everything I thought it would be, Its book 3 in the Lakeside Cottage series; a story that had my heart breaking for all the characters.

Zack is a newly divorced full time single Dad of twins that run circles around him, before his best friend died they all made a promise and right now he was wondering how to understand the last words that his friend had to him. River was a free spirit who found herself not only falling for the guy next door but his 2 kids that craved the attention and affection of a mother figure. Turning a 10 day fling into forever might just be what they both need.

I personally enjoyed this story, Zack and River had

chemistry and that poured out of the pages. This whole series is an eye opener on going after what you want because you don’t know how much time you have. I cant wait to get my hands on the next instalment!!

Star Rating: Plot: 4/5 Characters: 4/5 Heat: 4/5 Writing Style: 4/5 Overall: 4/5

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Release + Review - The Lie - Karla Sorensen


Rule number 1 for the team owner’s daughter? Don’t date the players.

Especially not hotheaded tight ends with tattoos and impulse control problems.

That’s why Dominic Walker is completely off my radar. Sort of.

Babysitting the team troublemaker when he’s forced to volunteer for the foundation where I work means I can’t exactly avoid him.

I wish I had though. Because once I get to know Dominic, it’s almost impossible to ignore the feelings he brings out in me.

Pretty soon, I’m breaking all my rules. I just have to hope he doesn’t break my heart in the process.

 Johnaka's Review

“New generation, 5 stars”

 Going into The Lie I didn’t know what to expect, but I knew I had high expectations. I’ve read the Washington Wolves series from the start, so to me, Faith is like one of my kids. I’ve watched her grow up book by book, and now we get her love story. Sorensen did not disappoint. In fact, she took me by surprise and I was here for it.

I loved the dynamic between Faith and Dominic. I loved getting to see Faith with not only her family, but the team as well. Dominic grew so much in this story it was unreal. These two opposites really balanced each other. Toss in the plot twist and I couldn’t stop smiling.

If you love a good sports romance and a hero who needs to fix himself before he can love someone else, look no further. Sorensen has you covered with The Lie.

The next book can hit my kindle at any time… just saying…




Writing style-5/5


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Meet Karla Sorensen:

Well, let’s see ... I’m a wife and a mother. If the things that I write bring a smile to someone's face, then I've done my job.  I am obsessed with Outlander (both the books and the show). I’m almost exclusively a romance reader, which means some people will never consider me a literary snob. If I could meet one historical figure, it would be Jane Austen. I received my Bachelors in Public Relations and worked in health care marketing before I had my babies. I hate Twitter. I do it, but I hate it. Also, if you want to get on my good side, bring me wine and I'll love you forever. 


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Release + Review - Running on Diesel - Melissa Foster


He's secretive and broody. She's untrusting and sassy. Sparks don't just fly, they ignite in this sinfully sexy story.

A funny, sexy, and emotionally riveting standalone contemporary romance by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster. RUNNING ON DIESEL is the perfect love story for those who enjoy fiercely loyal and insanely sexy alpha heroes, smart, sassy heroines, strong family bonds, bikers, babies, and more!

Desmond "Diesel" Black is a Nomad with the Dark Knights motorcycle club. He protects others with his life and always rides alone. Tracey Kline left the only family she had for a man who broke more than her spirit, leaving her untrusting and on her own. When a twist of fate reveals pieces of the other no one else sees, will they be able to help each other mend their past hurts and learn to trust the chemistry and connection that's too strong to deny?

The Whiskeys are perfect beach reads with depth of story, strong family ties, and a wealth of emotions. Small town love stories with happily ever afters guaranteed. The Dark Knights motorcycle club is not a typical MC book. These bad-boy bikers are tough, but they have hearts of gold...and they're not afraid to use them.

Johnaka's Review
“Secrets uncovered, 5 stars”

Tracey is the only one who doesn’t see that Diesel wants her. His eyes are constantly on her, following her every move while she works. When she finally yells at him to stop scaring off customers, the truth comes out. The chemistry is off the charts. Will these two get their HEA?

Diesel is a growly alpha male to the core. Tracey has healed after getting out of an abusive relationship. Part of that healing is thanks to Diesel. When these two finally say screw it and jump each other, its fantastic. Then you have him helping her reconnect with her family and his own family secrets coming to light. I was here for it.

If you need a binge worthy series, look no further. Foster has you covered.




Writing style-5/5



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Meet Melissa Foster

Melissa Foster is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of more than 100 novels. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and women's fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa's emotional journeys are lovingly erotic, always family oriented, and feature fiercely loyal heroes, smart, sassy heroines, and complex relatable issues. Melissa enjoys chatting with readers and book clubs. Send her an email invitation to your next event!
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Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Release - Hard Fall - Brenda Rothert & Kat Mizera


HARD FALL by Brenda Rothert & Kat Mizera is part of the new St. Louis Mavericks hockey romance series and it just went live!

 The St. Louis Mavericks are having the best season in team history. On pace for a pro hockey record, the unexpected death of their captain and star player knocks them off course in ways they never expected.


My world was turned upside down the day Ben Whitmer died. Best friends since junior hockey, Ben was like a brother to me. My voice of reason and a grounding force on and off the ice. But as heartbroken as I am, I don’t have the luxury of grieving his loss.

Not only do I have to hold our team together, I was named guardian of the two young children Ben and his wife left behind. Well, not just me—me and his wife’s best friend, Hadley. We’ve been left with the impossible task of deciding which of us will raise the kids, but there’s no way I’m letting that uptight ball buster have them.

Lines are drawn, but they begin to blur as I find out there’s more to Hadley than I thought. A lot more.



I can’t take the place of my beautiful best friend in her children’s lives. But I love them so fiercely that I’ll do whatever it takes to raise them the way their parents wanted.

Wes Kirby is an obnoxious womanizer, and I won’t let him take Ben and Lauren’s children from me. Deciding to temporarily live together in our friends’ home, we attempt to provide the kids stability while we figure out which of us is better suited to raising them.

As we learn parenthood together, my enemy Wes slowly becomes something different. Something more. And I’m left wondering not only if I’m enough for the kids, but if Wes and I are enough to last.

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Release - Corrupted Crown - Kristen Luciani


My best friend’s sister needs protection and I need a wife.
Kyla Costigan.
I can’t even say her name without my mouth twisting like I’ve just tasted poison.
Because that’s exactly what she is – vicious and stubborn enough to battle the devil himself.

She also happens to be the sexiest, most gorgeous woman I’ve ever laid eyes on…and my best friend’s little sister.
Time has transformed every inch of her into a sultry vixen, but she still has a black heart trapped inside a body I’d die for.

Kyla is also the only woman who can to turn me into a power-hungry and ruthless animal, and right now, that’s exactly who I have to be if I’m going to save my family.
Turns out, we need each other.

So the arrangement has been made.
She-Devil is about to become a Mrs.
My Mrs.
That is, if we don’t kill each other first.
I’m going to need a bigger pitchfork if I have any shot of surviving.

CORRUPTED CROWN, the explosive first book in the RECKLESS REIGN series by USA Today Bestselling author Kristen Luciani, is an enemies-to-lovers arranged marriage dark mafia romance. It is an epic romance saga that follows one couple through a steamy, pulse-pounding trilogy with a guaranteed HEA in book three.
Scroll up and one-click to lose yourself in the dangerous and deliciously deviant Irish mafia underworld starring savage alphas and edge-of-your-seat-gripping suspense! 
CAUTION: Contains scorching hot bedroom scenes with a little bit of kink for mature readers only!


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“You’re a liar,” he growls, his breath hot only neck. “You say you don’t want me to control you, but you love it when I do. You scream and you moan and you beg for it, don’t you?”
My eyes squeeze shut as I stumble around in this land of sick and twisted pleasure. 
A strong force tugs my hair, eliciting a strangled gasp to escape from my lips. 
“Don’t you?” he thunders.
“Yes!” I screech. 
My God, I am so weak for this man. So incredibly and pathetically weak.
He pulls off his shirt, his eyes hooded and dark with an insatiable hunger…for power, for control…for me?
Maybe all of the above.
He’s right. I am a liar.
I say I don’t want him to control me, but I do. I want him to claim me, to own me…
To love me.
Not because he is contracted to, but because I have penetrated his soul in the exact way he’s completely looted mine.
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Kristen Luciani is a USA Today bestselling romance author and coach with a penchant for stilettos, kickboxing, and grapefruit martinis. As a deep-rooted romantic who loves steamy, sexy, and suspense-filled stories, she tried her hand at creating a world of enchantment, sensuality, and intrigue, finally uncovering her true passion. Pun intended…


Monday, September 13, 2021

Release + Review - Crossing The Line - Jessica Prince


Some lines are meant to be crossed.

Trent Montgomery knew all about loyalty and responsibility. Tracking down his friend’s long-lost sister and making sure she was safe was just another job, a favor from someone he cared about. He wasn’t supposed to get attached. But when he started to fall for the woman who had been hiding from the world, things got a lot more complicated than he ever expected.

Cheyanne Knightly knew all about living in fear. The life she’d made for her and her daughter was as stable as a house of cards. One stiff breeze could send her whole world crumbling. But when a new guy blew into her small town, stirring up Whitecap’s rumor mill, she found herself drawn to him in a way she never expected.

Lies were told. Secrets were uncovered. Lines were crossed. When the truth finally came out, Trent had to find a way to protect the woman who stole his heart while he tried to earn her trust back.


**The Whitecap series is a brand new series of interconnected, standalone, small town romances.**

Johnaka's Review “New series, 5 stars” I was so excited to start this series and let me tell you, it did not disappoint. I can’t wait to see what else Prince has up her sleeve for this little coastal town. Trent (from the Hope Valley series) is doing his best friend a solid and looking for his girl's long-lost twin sister. When he finds her, there is no denying that she is the woman he’s been looking for. Only she’s not alone. He meant to keep his distance, but something about the single mom pulled him in. Before he knows it, lines are being crossed. Is it too late to tell her who he really is? Cheyenne left her old life behind and never looked back. She’s made friends with those who know those coming and going from their town. It’s the best way to not only protect herself but her daughter. When the handsome man shows up, he throws the women around her into a tailspin. He’s so gorgeous she can barely talk around him. For the first time in years, sparks fly, and she wants to take a chance on a man. But is it worth it where he’s bound to leave? Plot-5/5 Characters-5/5 Heat-5/5 Writing style-5/5 Overall-5/5


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“Monica said the dude was ogling you like you were a three-course meal and he hadn’t eaten in a month.”

“Like I said, she exaggerated.”


Nope, I silently screamed to myself. I wasn’t going to start questioning it because it didn’t matter. Not at all.

She looked at me, her expression pinched with skepticism. “Was she also exaggerating when she said she thought you’d stroked out for a minute and lost the power of speech when he came up and introduced himself to you?”

I snorted and took a gulp of my margarita, smiling as I admitted, “No, she might have been spot-on with that one.”

Luna’s head fell back on a laugh. “At least you’re willing to own it.”

“It’s not my fault! There isn’t a woman on the planet who could help it,” I exclaimed. “I mean, the dude had dimples, for Christ’s sake. Dimples.”

Born and raised around Houston Texas, Jessica spent most of her life complaining about the heat, humidity, and all around pain in the ass weather. It was only as an adult that she quickly realized the cost of living in Houston made up for not being able to breathe when she stepped outside. That’s why God created central air, after all.

Jessica is the mother of a perfect little boy–she refuses to accept that he inherited her attitude and sarcastic nature no matter what her husband says.

In addition to being a wife and mom, she’s also a wino, a coffee addict, and an avid lover of all types of books–romances still being her all time favs. Her husband likes to claim that reading is her obsession but she just says it’s a passion…there’s a difference. Not that she’d expect a boy to understand.

Jessica has been writing since she was a little girl, but thankfully grew out of drawing her own pictures for her stories before ever publishing her first book. Because an artist she is not.

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Friday, September 10, 2021

Release + Review - Badge - K.L Savage

Everyone has dreams when they are young.
And mine came to an abrupt halt.

I changed as a man, as a person, my soul was damaged beyond repair.
So I turned into someone everyone would hate.
Because I hate everyone and everything.
I’m furious at the world.
I don’t see that changing anytime soon.
But then it does change.
And if there is one thing I am not good at, it’s adapting.

Hope, Bullseye’s daughter, jump starts my soul again.
hate it.
I love it.
need her.
But I can’t have her.
She’s my friend’s daughter, for one.
For two, she’s way too damn young for the likes of me.
Three? She’s got a kid.
And everyone knows how I feel about kids.

Vermin. Loud. Annoying.
Wonderful. Beautiful. Precious.
The voice inside my head is stupid.
It wants and wants but I won’t allow myself to have it.
I don’t deserve to have it.
There’s no hope for me.
Even if hope is staring me in the face.
I have to focus on me. My business. I’m on a case.
Women are dying.
And it’s all because of me.
I have to protect what I care about for once in my life.
I failed once and I refuse to do it again.

How can I love her, when hate is all I’ve ever known?

Johnaka'a Review 
“Age gap, 4 stars”

I’m not even sure what to say about Badge and Hope. I loved the age gap. I loved the twists I didn’t see coming. But at the same time, I almost feel like this book finished in the blink of an eye.

Badge keeps everyone at arm's length, even his brothers. They don’t know his past or why he doesn’t like kids (he totally does, by the way). But when Hope moves into the room next to his with her baby, he can’t help but give her a hand. The sparks fly between the two and no matter how much he wants her; he doesn’t want to jeopardize the relationship he has with her father. He’s too old for the Hope. If only he could convince her of that.

Hope has had a hard life in her short eighteen years. When she finds her father, things start to fall into place. She shouldn’t want Badge, she should give her baby all of her attention. But Badge makes her want things she didn’t think she could have.

When a threat arises, will they fall into each other or away? Only one way to find out.




Writing style-4/5


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“Can I talk to you for a second, Hope?” I ask her between tight teeth. There is no fucking way another man is taking my woman out on a date.
“Sure,” she chirps and begins to walk in front of me.
My eyes eat her up, watching her plump ass shake under that dress. Jesus, is she wearing anything under it? Her heels click against the hardwood floors and she opens her bedroom door to invite me in.
Bullseye gives me a curious glance but doesn’t think much of it when I keep the door open.
“Can this be quick?” Hope asks, staring at her phone. “Benji will be here any minute.”
I rub a hand over my mouth and take a deep breath. “What the hell are you doing? You can’t go out with… Benji.” I nearly spit his name as I say it. I don’t like the guy. I used to, but not anymore.
“Why not? He’s around my age. He is kind. He is interested in Faith—”
“—He asked about her?” I grind my teeth together at his audacity. “She is m—” I almost say ‘she’s my little girl’, but I catch myself. I’m so messed up in the head. I don’t know when I started thinking that. I’ve barely spent any time with her. “Why are you doing this to me?” I whisper, realizing how selfish I sound.
“Doing this to you? I’m not doing anything to you, Forrest. I told you I wasn’t going to wait around. You said you didn’t want me. You pushed me away.”
“He isn’t allowed to have you,” I growl, taking a step forward, readying myself to rip that dress off her and show her who she really belongs to.
Hope shoves me in the chest and points her finger at me. “You arrogant bastard. You don’t want me but no one else can have me? Fuck you, Forrest. You had your chance and guess what?”
“Hope! Benji is here!” Bullseye calls out from the kitchen.
Hope lowers her voice and shoves me again. “And you aren’t going to have another one. You’re going to watch me walk out of here looking fucking amazing and you’re going to wish you weren’t being a coward.” She thrusts her shoulders back and clutches her black billfold against her chest.
Hope goes to walk around and I wrap my hand around her to stop her, tugging her against me. I don’t give her time to think. I clutch the back of her neck with my hand and yank her to me, pressing my lips against hers.
My soul is righted as soon as our lips meet. All the pain disappears; all the burdens I’ve made myself carry melt away. I want to admit everything I am to her. No other man can have these lips of hers. No other man can make her gasp and clutch onto them like I can.
Maybe I am an arrogant man. I never considered myself one.
But I am when it comes to her.
No one else can have my slice of heaven, not when I’m finally accepting her light.
She rips her lips from mine and before I can blink, her palm meets my cheek. “How fucking dare you,” she hisses. “You kiss me before I meet with another man, why?”
I wrap my hand around her throat and shove her against the wall, pressing my body against hers. My cock is pressed against her thigh and her swollen lips part, her lipstick smeared and all fucked up from our kiss.
“So when you’re with him, all you can think about, all you can taste, is me.”
“You are out of your damn mind if you think I’m going to be thinking about you at all.”
“Hope!” Bullseye calls out again, and I take a step back.
“Yeah, better get away from me,” she sneers. “Or you’ll have to deal with Daddy.”
My heart plummets. I screwed up.
“You better hope you got everything you wanted out of that kiss because that’s the last time you ever touch me.” She cleans the outline of her lips with her thumb, fixing the evidence of our kiss. “God, you’re unbelievable,” she scoffs.
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K.L. Savage decided they were tired of looking for the kind of books they wanted to read. They had an itch that needed to be scratched, and as every girl knows, nothing scratches better than an alpha.

They write about gritty, alpha males, sometimes their dark sides, and the women they love.
If you have the same itch, their alpha males should fix that.