Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Release - One Short Summer - Jasmin Miller

Title: One Short Summer
Series: Brooksville #2
Author: Jasmin Miller
Genre:  Sweet Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 31, 2019

A sweet, flirty, and heartfelt romance with two roommates that spend one enthralling summer together.
After her car accident, Monica believes her dance career is over, despite the positive outlook everyone else has. Instead of trying to get back on her feet, she works on perfecting the art of couch surfing.
Famous author, Gabe Mitchell, doesn’t fare much better. On top of watching his roommate letting her life pass by, he also suffers from a major bout of writer’s block.
Hoping a change of scenery will get them both out of their rut, Gabe takes matters into his own hands and whisks Monica away to his own personal haven.
What neither one of them expects is the attraction to each other to bloom even though Monica will leave Brooksville in a matter of weeks.
Their time together is filled with skimpy bathing suits, sexy fantasy book inspirations, hot tub make-out sessions, and new job prospects.
It’s plenty to reignite their creative flames, but will it be enough to turn their one short summer into something more?

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Pulling out the barstool beside her, I sit down, wanting to be on her eye level. It takes me bumping my knees into hers for her to look at me, but at least she finally does. “Hey! Remember it’s me you’re talking to. We’ve been sharing a house for most of the last year. That’s pretty much as close as anyone has ever been to me, not that I would do this for just anyone. You’re a very sweet, kind, caring, and talented person. You need to get it in your pretty head that you don’t owe me a thing. I’d do it all over again in a heartbeat.”
My words don’t exactly trigger the response I intended as I watch the pink tinge travel up Monica’s neck and cheeks before she covers her face with her hands. “Oh gosh. Stop it already. I can't remember the last time I blushed. How embarrassing.”
I’m absolutely stunned she’s reacting this way.
It’s also interesting she can still surprise me after we’ve known each other all this time.

#1 Baking with a Rockstar
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Jasmin Miller is a professional lover of books and cake (preferably together) as well as a fangirl extraordinaire. She loves to read and write kissing books and never misses a chance to swoon over characters. Originally from Germany, she now lives in the western US with her husband and three little humans that keep her busy day and night.

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Release + Review - Covert Vengeance - Kaylea Cross

COVERT VENGEANCE by Kaylea Cross is now live!

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Revenge came at a heavy price.

Valkyrie hacker Amber Brown is deadly in her own right, but her preferred weapon is a keyboard. So after her teammates left her for dead, she took her revenge the way she was trained to—swiftly and brutally. Except one of her targets might be innocent. To right that wrong, Amber vows to rescue the at-risk Valkyrie no matter the cost, and this time she’s working alone. So when a sexy stranger shows up in the middle of a firefight and announces he’s been sent by her sister, it’s going to take a whole lot more than his word to make her trust him.

Chasing redemption may prove deadly.

Elite gun for hire Jesse Cordova lives on the edge of the law. When a new job offer sets off warning bells, he digs deeper and finds the startling truth. The woman he’s been tasked with capturing is a secret government assassin, and Amber Brown is unlike any target he’s gone after before. But bringing her in opens them up to a whole new level of danger, pitting them against one of the most ruthless assassins in the world. Now that the sexy Valkyrie has stolen his heart, Jesse will risk everything to see their mission through—knowing that the only way this ends is with one of them dying.

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About the author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kaylea Cross writes edge-of-your-seat military romantic suspense. Her work has won many awards, including the Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence. A Registered Massage Therapist by trade, Kaylea is also an avid gardener, artist, Civil War buff, Special Ops aficionado, belly dance enthusiast and former nationally-carded softball pitcher. She lives in Vancouver, BC with her husband and family.

Johnaka's Review 

"Can she right her wrongs? 5 stars”

Amber is the best at what she does. She has always taken pride in what she does. But when she got burned by those who never should have burned her, she’s out for revenge. Now the blow back from that revenge is on her tail. Amber has too much to lose at this point and she must end the threat before they find her. What she never expected was the help of a man. A man who makes her want something she never even thought about before. The question is will she let Jesse in?

Covert Vengeance is only my second Cross story and when I finished I couldn’t help but think why haven’t I read more books by her? I love her story telling and the way she pulled me into a world most people don’t even think about. One thing is for sure I cannot wait to see where Cross takes this series and who’s story comes next. You won’t regret one-clicking Covert Vengeance.




Writing style-5/5


Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Release + Review - Convicted - Kristi Pelton

Title: Convicted
Author: Kristi Pelton
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: July 30, 2019


Nothing in life has ever come easy for the boy from the other side of the tracks.  

A mother that left. A father that hit. A brother that protected.

They say everything happens for a reason.

Joss Hess has spent his entire life looking for that reason.

After nearly killing a man and barely avoiding prison, Joss finds himself sentenced to 18 months on Briscoe Ranch, where certain things are expected.  

Hard work. Manners. Responsibility. Respect. Worst of all—anger management and restraint.

If he fails, Joss will be sent back to the state penitentiary to serve the remainder of his sentence.

One road block stands between Joss and his freedom: Ren Briscoe

Raised by ranchers, Ren Briscoe has been around men her entire life.

Home on summer vacation, she quickly realizes that Joss Hess is unlike any man she has ever encountered before.

She hates everything about him…his filthy mouth, arrogant attitude, the way he makes fun of her purity ring and her boyfriend. Mostly, she hates him because no matter how hard she fights it, Joss occupies her every thought. He may be the convict serving his sentence; but the real prisoner is Ren.  


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Just the fact that someone may be reading my ‘bio’ thrills me. What does one say in an author bio? Well, I LOVE to write! Sometimes characters talk to me in my head (in a non-psychotic way) and I have to get what they are saying out on paper! So, here we are!  ☺

I am a part-time juvenile probation officer and full-time wife…but I spend the majority of the time helping my two favorite, college-aged sons navigate through life and hopefully become the best humans they can be. 

I am a huge fan of the Kansas Jayhawks, the Oregon Ducks and the Chicago Cubs! (I have a dog named Wrigley)

I’m terribly addicted to music—ALLLLL kinds and driving in the car with the sunroof open and radio turned up helps the creative juices flow. 

I am deliciously addicted to queso and cupcakes; but even with that…I like to slowly kill my body with Crossfit. I’m annoyingly sarcastic. 

People ask me ‘what has been your favorite book to write’—I would have to say my original series. (I think it sold 100 copies)  ☺   Someday…I may have to tweak them a bit because my heart was poured into those books—but they need help!  Slick was my Amazon best seller…but every one of them mean something to me. 

In the end, I truly believe life is taken way too seriously by most…I say enjoy every moment, have an adult beverage and READ!! Cheers….


Louise's Review

Convicted is a standalone story that is told from several POV’s that I lost count at 4; this story gives you raw emotion heartbreak and the purist of loves and I knew all of this by the end of chapter 7.

Joss is your ultimate bad boy; he has a record and doesn’t hesitate when someone he loves is put in the line of danger which leads him to an 18-month sentence on a farm. When he is pulled into the web that is the owner daughter Ren he can’t stay away; his protective side coming out in full force. 

When lines are crossed and incorrect information is given Joss is taken away from the world he has fallen in love with. Fighting for what he wants he is left with some questions that he needs answers to ASAP; hoping that they will lead to the HEA he deserves.

Pelton is a new to me author and I thoroughly enjoyed reading this story; I could not put it down devouring it in 1 sitting. I look forward to more from this author and hopefully Joss’s brothers in the future.

Star Ratings; Plot: 5/5  Characters: 5/5  Heat: 5/5  Writing Style: 5/5  Overall: 5/5

Release + Review - Two Hearts - Melody Grace

Title: Two Hearts
Series: Sweetbriar Cove #10; Kinsella Family #1
Author: Melody Grace
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 30, 2019


Discover summer love in Sweetbriar Cove with the new standalone romance from New York Times bestselling author Melody Grace!

Alice Evans wants to shake things up. Two years after tragedy first brought her back to Cape Cod, she’s still going through the motions, stuck in the same old routine. She’s looking for something to get her heart racing… Something, or someone — like the handsome stranger who comes roaring into town on a classic motorcycle, turning heads and sending the summer temperatures soaring. 

Jackson Kinsella isn’t looking to be tied down. A world-class photographer, he’s just in town visiting his grandfather and getting some much-needed rest and relaxation. But the mysterious brunette he meets on the Fourth of July won’t let his mind rest, and the sparks between them are anything but relaxing… 

The connection between them is immediate, and soon, their romance is heating up Sweetbriar Cove. But can Alice find the strength to start over? And will Jackson’s restless spirit keep him from true love? 

Find out in the new swoon-worthy standalone romance from New York Times bestselling author, Melody Grace!

Sweetbriar Cove Series:
1. Meant to Be
2. All for You
3. The Only One
4. I'm Yours
5. Holiday Kisses
6. No Ordinary Love
7. Wildest Dreams
8. This Kiss
9. Always Be Mine
10. Two Hearts (Kinsella Family #1)
11. The Story of Us (Kinsella Family #2) - November 2019
12. Back to You (Kinsella Family #3) - March 2020


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A small-town girl, Melody grew up in the English countryside before moving to Los Angeles. She is now a New York Times bestselling author of feel-good contemporary romance novels, and is also currently writing for the upcoming BRIDGERTONS television adaptation from Netflix. She has two cats. 


Johnaka's Review 

“unexpected love, 4 stars”

Alice is the serious type. She plans ahead. The only thing she hasn’t worked into her plan yet is a man. But that’s out of her control. Yes, there are times she wishes she could wing it and be spontaneous but that’s not her. But meeting Jackson? That was something she never saw coming? Starting up a fling definitely wasn’t on her radar. Sometimes though, life throws you an unexpected twist.

Jackson is only in town long enough to check on his Grandfather and think about what’s next. As a photojournalist his life is always on the move. He never stays one place long. Alice though has him wondering what it would be like to stay in one place. The question is, is he the settle down time or will his itchy feet get the best of him?

These two were straight up opposites attract and I liked it. They helped balance each other perfectly. It was fun watching Alice finally get her HEA and catch up with the rest of Sweetbrair Cove. I think if you take a chance on Two Hearts you won’t be disappointed.




Writing style-4/5


Release + Review - This is Wild - Natasha Madison

THIS IS Series – Book 2
By Natasha Madison
Release Day – July 30

My parents told me I skated before I walked. When I was eighteen I was drafted into the N.H.L third overall, playing in Los Angeles—the city of dreams. What more could I ask for? I played hard, but eventually, I partied even harder. Five years later I was traded a week after I entered rehab. There was no time for anything except my health and making sure I’d come out on top. I had to be better. There wasn’t another option.
One of the rules of recovery was ‘don’t fall in love’ and I made it a top priority. She was off limits in every single way.
Until it was too late

When you grow up surrounded by hockey players you know one thing for sure, I was never going to settle down with one. Heck, I didn’t even know what icing was. I was too busy climbing the corporate ladder, becoming one of the most successful realtors in New York City. I wasn’t interested in dating or anything that got in my way.
First, he was my client and then he became my friend.
One night, one decision, one act can derail everything.
When push comes to shove, I’m only certain that, This is Wild.

When her nose isn't buried in a book, or her fingers flying across a keyboard writing, she's in the kitchen creating gourmet meals. You can find her, in four inch heels no less, in the car chauffeuring kids, or possibly with her husband scheduling his business trips. It's a good thing her characters do what she says, because even her Labrador doesn't listen to her...

Johnaka's Review 

“Love and recovery, 5 stars”

They say not to fall in love during your first year of recovery but Viktor never even considered it as a possibility. For him its all recovery and hockey. He has to prove the fans and his bosses that he’s worth it. What he never counted on was his boss’s sister Zoe. Some how she finds her way into his life and he doesn’t want her to leave. The question is will she put his recovery at risk?

Zoe is all work all the time. She loves her job, really she does. But when the women around her start dropping like flies to the love bug she can’t help but what a little bit of it herself. There is no denying her attraction to Viktor and the more time she spends with him the more she wants him. She never meant to fall in love with him but you know what they say, expect the unexpected.

So far This is Wild is my favorite book in the This Is series by Madison. I loved how she wrote both Viktor and Zoe. I couldn’t help but cheer for these friends to lovers. Then you have the rest of the crew which some of us are already familiar with and it was hard not to swoon. One thing is for sure I cannot wait to see what Madison does next.




Writing style-5/5


Louise's Review 

This is Wild is book 2 in the This is series I couldn’t wait to get my hands-on Viktor and Zoe. 

Viktor had been given a 2nd chance, one that a lot of people didn’t think he deserved. Making it his mission to prove everyone wrong he aligned himself with the right people and started making amends. Zoe had 1 rule and that was not to date Hockey players, she had learnt her lesson and she wasn’t going to be made a fool of; when their worlds collide, there is no stopping their scorching chemistry. 

They say you should never fall love the first 12 months of recovery, yet here they are. 

I personally love This is Wild, I couldn’t put it down. Viktor and Zoe were amazing characters and it was also nice to catch up with the family.  I can’t wait to read Vivienne and Marks story in This is Love; Vivienne has been an amazing minor character throughout. 

Star Ratings; Plot: 5/5  Characters: 5/5  Heat: 5/5  Writing Style: 5/5  Overall: 5/5

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Release + Review - As Fate Would Have It - Dee Lagasse

We're celebrating the release of As Fate Would Have It by Dee Lagasse! One-Click yours today!

As Fate Would Have It (Caparelli & Co, #2) by Dee Lagasse
New Adult Contemporary Romance
Designed by Dee Lagasse

Six months.
That’s all that stood between Paxton “Pax” Callaghan and his new life. A life out of New Hampshire, far away from a past that continues to haunt him. After promising his family he would give it six months in his mother’s hometown of Abbott Hills before leaving, Pax settled in with a plan. A plan that is all but forgotten about when a certain beautiful blonde keeps appearing when he least expects it. 

A favor. 
When her mother’s childhood best friend’s heartbroken son moved to town, Nicole “Cole” Christian begrudgingly agreed to head the welcome wagon. The second she came face-to-face with Pax and his perfect smile, Cole immediately knew she made the right decision. 

But small-town drama and a past they can’t escape make Pax and Cole realize they’re in for a fight… between their own heads and hearts.


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About the Author:
Dee Lagasse is a forever 29-year-old, native New Englander. Before anything else, she is the momma to three kiddos – affectionately known as The Minis. When she isn’t writing, she can be found eating cheese fries, harassing her family to reach things on the top shelf, wandering a soccer field or fixing a cheer bow. 

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Johnaka's Review 
“Fate is a beautiful thing, 5 stars”

Paxton only came to town to please his mother, but in six months he’s gone. Or so he thought. What he never expected was meeting Nicole right off the bat. To him she’s just Cole and to her he’s just Pax. They fall hopelessly and desperately in love. The only question is will it last.

Cole is a believer in fate. And she feels like fate keeps pushing Pax and her together. Pax makes her feel things she’s never felt before and it soon becomes apparent he’s her person. Then enters the misunderstanding and things get a little crazy. Will Pax and Cole be able to pick up the pieces and stay together or will they walk away from each other? Only one way to find out.

I adored Pax and Cole’s story. They just clicked. As Fate Would Have It played out in my mind like a movie. I saw it all clearly happening and I wanted to know what was to come. I loved the secondary characters as much as the main two. Lagasse killed it with Nicole and Paxton and I cannot wait to see what she does next with this series. In other words, As Fate Would Have It is definitely one-click worthy.




Writing style-5/5