Release Blitz & Review – Ignite, Melanie Harlow

November 22, 2021 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By

“This is the funniest setup I’ve read all year! You’ll be cheering for Winnie and Dex!” —Sarina Bowen, USA Today bestselling author

Ignite, an all-new sexy, grumpy single dad meets the sunshine girl next door romantic comedy from USA Today and #1 Amazon bestselling author Melanie Harlow, is now live!

My new neighbor is a firefighter—and a scorching hot single dad—but I swear I didn’t set off that smoke alarm on purpose.

(And I was beyond mortified when he rushed in and saw me naked.)

Nothing happened, of course—because I, Winnie MacAllister, romance junkie and owner of a constantly broken heart, have sworn off men for one solid year.

Even protective men with chiseled jaws, bulging biceps, and deep brown eyes that make my breath come faster. Even former SEALs with broad chests and strong hands that make my skin sizzle. Even gorgeous, grumpy guys who have their hands full raising two adorable little girls and claim they don’t believe in love.

Until Dex kisses me one night, and I drop all my defenses.

(Also my underwear.)

He says he’s not gentle, and he’s right. He says I should take the dream job I’m offered in another state, and he’s right. He says he’s too old for me and could never be the man I deserve.

He’s wrong.

Dex and I might be twelve years apart, but the fire between us is the kind that will never burn out.

How can I convince him to give happily-ever-after with me a chance?

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Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Ignite is the sixth book in the Cloverleigh Farms series by Melanie Harlow. This is the start of a next generation series! You don’t have to read he previous books to enjoy the kids’ stories but I highly recommend it. I have loved and fallen hard for each book and this is Winnie’s (Mack & Frannie’s daughter) story…
Dex was ready to move into his new place along with his two daughters, Hallie and Luna. It had been two years since the divorce and he was home for good after being a Navy SEAL. He was now a firefighter in the small town and a single dad who made mistakes but wanted to give his daughters everything. Except a cat. His girls were all he needed and those two days a week he had them were his favorite days. And when he met his new neighbor, Winnie, he wanted to run but his girls had other plans. They wanted friendship. He knew he was fucked…
Winnie wanted to bite him. The moment she saw him get out of the truck, she knew he was a hottie and when two girls gave him a hug she melted. He was older than her. He was broody. He didn’t believe in happily ever after. If they met months ago there would  have been a chance of her walking away. Now? She was good. She wouldn’t fall in love with him, she was in charge of her own feelings. She won’t make the mistakes of her past. Falling hard and fast. Then he goes and kisses her and later she makes a deal with him. No love, no feelings. Only sex. It wouldn’t work anyway, right?
Omfg! Love, love, loved this book. Second generation is so fun! And damn, age gap as well…yes! I am here for it. I fell hard for these two! They are so unexpected in the best ways. I also loved Hallie and Luna and their morning shit-talks 😂. This book made me laugh so fucking much. They are raw as well. Their story isn’t perfect. They truly have to fight. I can’t wait for the next book, I have a feeling I know who the characters are and I am so excited. It was awesome to catch up with other characters as well.
“Fuck,” I muttered, unable to find another napkin anywhere.
“That’s a dollar-fifty, Daddy.”
“A dollar-fifty!” I turned around and looked at them in the back seat. “You said yesterday the F word was only a buck.”
Hallie smiled sweetly. “Prices go up on Sunday.”
“Because of Jesus,” added Luna.
“I am not adorable. I am manly and tough. Even when I’m sewing.”
“You are. And this is one hundred percent the hottest thing a guy has ever done for me.”
“I forgot to tell you I don’t love you.” He shrugged. “Given how nice I was tonight, I didn’t want you to get worried or anything.”

About Melanie Harlow USA Today bestselling author Melanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her heels high, and her history with the naughty bits left in. When she’s not writing or reading, she gets her kicks from TV series like Ted, Lasso, Schitt’s Creek, and Fleabag. She occasionally runs three miles, but only so she can have more gin and steak.

Melanie is the author of the BELLAMY CREEK series, the CLOVERLEIGH FARMS series, the ONE & ONLY series, AFTER WE FALL series, the HAPPY CRAZY LOVE series, and the FRENCHED series. She lifts her glass to romance readers and writers from her home near Detroit, MI, where she lives with her husband, two daughters, and pet rabbit.

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Release Blitz, Reviews & *Giveaway* – Dirty Deal, Mira Lyn Kelly

November 19, 2021 | Posted in Giveaway, Release Day Blitz, Review | By

Dirty Deal

A Slayers Hockey Novel

Mira Lyn Kelly

November 19th, 2021




I’m not exactly “Daddy” material.

Fatherhood blindsided me.

There I am, working to get a rise out of my cranky little rule-following, fun-wrecking, soon-to-be ex-neighbor when my one-night stand from last season shows up… in labor.

Next thing, I’m a single-dad begging for a crash course in caring for this tiny miracle from the neighbor who loves to hate me.

Turns out, Nora raised half her siblings.

She knows things.

And I know my son needs her.

Unfortunately, she’s not impressed by my NHL career, my legendary charm, or the rumors surrounding the size of my stick (all true btw).

But I’m not trying to impress her. Not anymore. I can’t.

I’m asking her to help me out, because my son deserves better than some player who hasn’t even had a chance to read the manual yet.

Which means no matter how hot I find her spitfire mouth and those rules she doesn’t break… Nora is off-limits.











Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Dirty Deal is the fifth book in the Slayers Hockey series by Mira Lyn Kelly. Each book can be read as standalone but I recommend reading the series since each is unique and awesome in their own ways.
One month. That was all she could give him. One month to take care of the hot player next-door’s newborn son. The son he didn’t expect. The son who is so stinkin’ cute and has his daddy’s charm already. The charm she fell for for one week months ago. Before she realized who he really was. A player on and off the ice. She should walk away but he looked so nervous and this man was never nervous. He was the cocky man who loved to drive her crazy. And now he was a man with a baby who desperately needed her help and she needed a job and a place to stay. One month. Easy, right?
Axel thought so too. I mean the woman loves to hate him but he still sees the look in her eyes when he doesn’t have a shirt on. Lol. But, it’s not like he has time to woo Nora aka Fun Wrecker with a newborn to take care of. Plus, she is only staying with them for one month. Nothing could happen. He didn’t want to jeopardize Otto’s care for a fling with the hot nanny. And that is all it could ever be if they went there. No, he needs to keep his hands to himself. Only…
Omg! I loved this book. Axel is the perfect amount of cocky. He is so funny and the way he is with Otto is swoon-worthy. Nora is has the perfect amount of sass and sweetness. She doesn’t give in to Axel’s ways easily and I love that about her. Together, they are so much fun! They made me laugh, cry, and get all hot and bothered. And the supporting characters are fire. I might also be in love with his brother, Anders. I am excited about a what is up next for these guys and the women they fall for.
She’s a fox. A challenge. And when she gives it up, her laugh is like music.
“You’re the worst.”
“You’re the one peeling my towel off with your eyes.”
“Dude, it’s time to be the bunny.”
5 out of 5 stars

Dirty Deal is the fifth book in the Slayers Hockey series by Mira Lyn Kelly. Oh man do I love these Slayers players! I’m a huge hockey romance fan and this series is one of my favorites! Axel is just so…everything! Sexy, funny, and such a good dad even though he wasn’t remotely ready! He’s had a thing for Nora, his neighbor, for a while, but things just didn’t work out. Now he needs help with Otto and she’s the perfect person. He begs her to be his nanny until he can find a permanent person. Nora agrees because she needs the money and she knows Axel needs help. She won’t get distracted by his sexiness or that towel or those muscles. But even level headed Nora can’t stay strong forever. So what’s a little benefits among roommates? She has a life to start soon so it will be just fun. Axel knows Nora needs to live her life and make her own decisions, but he doesn’t want her to leave. Otto loves her and he needs her. Axel soon realizes he does too. Will he be able to let her go? Or will he fight for love? Oh my! I just loved Axel and Nora and Otto stole my heart. I had so much fun reading this story. Mira just has this way to make you fall in love with every hero. Overall, it was sexy, swoony and fun!  I love a single dad/nanny romance and this one is perfection!

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Hard core romantic, stress baker, and housekeeper non-extraordinaire, Mira Lyn Kelly is a USA TODAY bestselling author with over a million readers worldwide. She writes sizzly love stories with hot, possessive heroes who know how to laugh, heroines who give as good as they get, friends as close as family, and happily ever afters up-against-the-wall style! Growing up in the Chicago area, she earned her degree in Fine Arts from Loyola University and met the love of her life while studying abroad in Rome, Italy… only to discover he’d been living right around the corner from her back home. Mira now lives in Minnesota with her husband, four amazing children and two ridiculous dogs. When she isn’t reading, writing, or indulging her weakness for hard cut abs, she can be found running the kids around, watching the Chicago Blackhawks, and cooking with her family and friends.




Blog Tour, Excerpt & Review – Forever Wilde in Aster Valley, Lucy Lennox

November 18, 2021 | Posted in Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review | By

Can two strangers find love among the quaint chaos of an Aster Valley Christmas? Even if it includes the two most overwhelming and meddling families vying for the title of greatest matchmakers of all time?

Forever Wilde in Aster Valley, an all-new MM romantic comedy from USA Today bestselling author Lucy Lennox is available now!

When Miller Hobbs finds himself on a winter vacation in Colorado with the giant, exceedingly loud, Marian and Wilde families, he doesn’t quite know what to do with himself. He’s not really a Marian or a Wilde despite having DNA ties to both.

So every morning before the rest of the family wakes up and fills Rockley Lodge with holiday merriment (and noise), he escapes to the quaint downtown of Aster Valley where he spies a man through the bakery window kneading dough and dancing to music only he can hear. Miller is entranced by the dancing baker, and when Darius looks up and catches Miller staring, the interest suddenly goes both ways.

Can two strangers find love among the quaint chaos of an Aster Valley Christmas? Even if it includes the two most overwhelming and meddling families vying for the title of greatest matchmakers of all time?

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Kara's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Forever Wilde in Aster Valley is the ninth book in the Forever Wilde series by the fabulous Lucy Lennox. But it’s a Wilde, Marian, Aster Valley crossover and it’s hilariously fantastic! I haven’t read all the Wilde or Marian books, but I have read all the Aster Valley ones and you are in for a treat whether you’ve read them or not! If you haven’t, you are going to want to read every one of their stories! Miller is a new addition to the Wilde/Marian family and he’s not used to so many people and all the noise. When he takes a break to help Mikey pick up breakfast at the local bakery he didn’t know his whole life was going to change. Darius sold his chain of bakeries and moved to Aster Valley for a quieter, happier life. He loves baking and just going to work and making people happy. No stress. As soon as he sees Miller he knows he’s going to be someone special to him. Their romance is fun, sexy and sweet. The Marians and Wildes are so freaking funny! This story wasn’t only just fun and games. There were emotions and my heart broke a little for Miller and Tilly. There was a lot going on in Miller’s life with his new family and Darius was the calm in the storm. The sexy, delicious baker who was sweet and patient. I’m already looking forward to getting back to Aster Valley. Overall, I loved Miller and Darius’s love story and catching up with old friends and family!


The lady who’d brought me into the shop groaned. “The baby’s name is Conley, dammit, Hannah,” she said with a laugh. “Don’t listen to his Uncle Declan. And yes, he’s teething, so he’s been up for hours. It was a good excuse to come grab what I wanted before the crowds turn up and take all the good stuff.” I had no problem believing that they’d sell out quickly, considering how tempting the pastries looked and smelled. But I was still focused on something far more tempting than sweets.  While the young lady behind the counter began filling a bakery box, I moved to the side to try and catch a peek through the arched doorway into the back of the bakery.  I could hear the clank of metal sheet pans, and I spotted a glimpse of the baker’s denim sleeve rolled up over his thick forearm. His thick, tattooed forearm.  Oh, man. Tattoos, too? Hngh. My palms went sweaty, and I had to swallow past a lump in my throat. I was a sucker for a man with ink.  I tried to tell myself firmly that this baker was none of my business. That I didn’t know a thing about this man. That I was a tourist, for heaven’s sake, and I was already dealing with a ridiculous number of new people in my life on top of all my work stress at home. But none of it seemed to I found a parking spot on a side street and walked up the shoveled sidewalk to the bakery. A large plate-glass window revealed the baker himself kneading a giant blob of dough on a well-worn wooden table in the back of the shop.  Something about the sight stopped me in my tracks and caused me to watch him a little longer than I should have. A little longer than was probably polite. Maybe it was the rhythm of his movements or the fact he seemed to be talking to himself. Maybe it was the way he fit the landscape—solid as the mountains, warm as sunlight, simple and magnificent at the same time. Maybe it was the way his big hands kneaded the dough with such total competence that shivers danced up my spine. Whatever it was, I couldn’t look away.  After standing still a few moments, I realized he was singing. He had headphones on and nodded his head to a silent beat. The man’s face broke into a wide, white grin as his hips began to sway, and his whole body moved with the music as he went about his work.  The baker had a messy brown bun on top of his head and a short beard with dark brown eyebrows over an expressive face. I wondered idly if he had dimples I couldn’t see from this far away. His smile was breathtaking.  He looked to be around my age, mid-to-late thirties, but it was hard to tell through the window. He wore a denim button-down shirt under a beige apron sprinkled with flour. The rest of him was hidden by the table. I couldn’t stop watching him. I felt like a kid outside of a candy store with sticky hands pressed to the glass and big eyes filled with want.  I liked to think I was a fairly practical sort of person, a person who made the best of what he could have and didn’t spend his time yearning for things he couldn’t, but the baker had me captivated.  This one, a voice in my head whispered as I watched the baker’s biceps bunch and flex under his shirt. Yes, please “You have to try the melomakarona,” a woman said from behind me, startling me out of my weird, lusty fantasy. “I can’t believe this place hasn’t been overrun with people clamoring for it. It’s only a matter of time. Or…it would be if they’d do a little advertising or start a mail-order business for them. The only other place I know of that had Greek treats as good as these was a bakery I went to once in Chicago when I was in college. That place had people lined up around the corner this time of year, just to get the melomakarona.” I turned to face the stranger, finding it harder to look away from my baker—the baker, I silently corrected myself. The baker, who was in no way mine—than I could have imagined. The woman was bundled in a puffy purple jacket with a gray wool hat over blonde hair and had a baby strapped to her chest. She smiled at me way too brightly for this hour of the morning.  “What’s melomakarona?” I asked politely.  “It’s a Greek Christmas cookie made out of honey, walnuts, and orange juice. You have to try it. Come on,” she said, grabbing my elbow. “I’ll get you one.”  I couldn’t help but laugh when I realized I’d left my own meddling family just to find myself being woman-handled and managed by someone else’s, but I was more than willing to go along with any scenario that got me closer to my—the—baker. “Okay, if you insist. I hope they have good coffee, too.” “Definitely. And they also do an incredible kourabiethes cookie that melts in your mouth. The only reason I let myself come here so often is because I’m nursing. Surely that earns me some extra calories to spend at the bakery, right?” She continued her friendly chatter as she led me around the corner to the front door.  When we entered, I immediately felt at home. The warm space was extra cozy with an old brick fireplace in one corner and deep, comfortable-looking sofas and chairs clustered around it. Holiday music played softly from hidden speakers, and it was noticeably different from whatever up-tempo beat the baker himself had been playing in his headphones. The air was fragrant with sweet cinnamon and a dozen other spices I couldn’t name but wished I could.  A young woman smiled from behind the counter. “You’re up early, Tessa. Is Hoss teething again?” The lady who’d brought me into the shop groaned. “The baby’s name is Conley, dammit, Hannah,” she said with a laugh. “Don’t listen to his Uncle Declan. And yes, he’s teething, so he’s been up for hours. It was a good excuse to come grab what I wanted before the crowds turn up and take all the good stuff.” I had no problem believing that they’d sell out quickly, considering how tempting the pastries looked and smelled. But I was still focused on something far more tempting than sweets.  While the young lady behind the counter began filling a bakery box, I moved to the side to try and catch a peek through the arched doorway into the back of the bakery.  I could hear the clank of metal sheet pans, and I spotted a glimpse of the baker’s denim sleeve rolled up over his thick forearm. His thick, tattooed forearm.  Oh, man. Tattoos, too? Hngh. My palms went sweaty, and I had to swallow past a lump in my throat. I was a sucker for a man with ink.  I tried to tell myself firmly that this baker was none of my business. That I didn’t know a thing about this man. That I was a tourist, for heaven’s sake, and I was already dealing with a ridiculous number of new people in my life on top of all my work stress at home. But none of it seemed to matter. Something about this total stranger called to me, and I was dying to get a closer glimpse of him. . Something about this total stranger called to me, and I was dying to get a closer glimpse of him.

Meet Lucy Lennox Lucy Lennox is finally putting good use to that English Lit degree earned way back in the 1900s. She stays up way too late each night reading M/M romance because she is a sucker for a good story.

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New Release & Review – The Geek Who Saved Christmas

November 15, 2021 | Posted in New Release, Review | By


His grumpy neighbor needs some holiday sunshine…

Gideon Holiday is the perfect neighbor. Need a cup of sugar? Spare folding chair? Extra batteries? He’s always ready to help. And he’s waited years for his hot, grumpy, silver fox neighbor, Paul, to need him. For anything. But this December, Gideon would be happy if he could just get the Scrooge-like Paul on board with the neighborhood holiday lights fundraiser.

Paul Frost has no intention of decking his halls or blazing any Yule logs. Even if his spunky bowtie-clad neighbor does look perfect for unwrapping, Paul would prefer to hide away until December is done. But when his beloved younger brother announces an unexpected visit, Paul needs all the trimmings for a festive homecoming—and fast.

Luckily, Gideon is there with a color-coded plan to save Christmas. Soon Paul’s hanging lights, trimming trees, and rolling out cookies. And steaming up his new flannel sheets with Gideon. How did that happen?

It’ll take some winter magic to preserve their happiness and keep these rival neighbors together longer than one holiday season.

The Geek Who Saved Christmas is a low-angst m/m holiday romance with a guaranteed happy ending. This grumpy/sunshine, neighbors-to-lovers, found family tale features two heroes in their forties figuring out that maybe their sexily-ever-after was right next door the whole time. It stands alone and is not connected to any of the author’s other universes. However, it does contain a heaping helping of the same emotions and steamy moments readers have come to expect!


Kara's Review

5 out of 5 stars

The Geek Who Saved Christmas is Annabeth Albert’s newest fun, sexy, neighbors-to-lovers story! She had me at Christmas and the cover sold it! I just love a good Christmas story and this had everything I love. Two sexy neighbors who are in their forties, Christmas cheer, an adorable dog and a great story about love, family and friendship. Paul Frost doesn’t really love the holidays but he lives in a neighborhood where everyone else does. Especially his geeky neighbor with the colorful bow ties. Gideon Holiday lives for Christmas. He decorates his house early, is on the community board and helps anyone who asks for it. It’s just his nature. So when Paul needs help Gideon doesn’t say no. He’s actually excited to spend time with his sexy neighbor and get to know him a little better. Paul thought Gideon was stuffy and pushy, but he quickly learns he’s nothing like that. He’s open, fun, loves to make lists and spreadsheets, and smart. His ties just make him more adorable. After one steamy kiss, they fall into an easy relationship. Decorate, help Paul get ready for his brother to come home for the holidays and spend their nights together. In bed. But what happens when the decorating is done? Will they be over too? Oh man! I just loved Paul and Gideon. Paul is grumpy and Gideon is freaking adorable! They are perfect for each other. It’s a sexy, fun, holiday romance with little angst and the perfect amount of emotions. I laughed and teared up and just loved these two!




Blog Tour & Review – The Rhythm Method, Kylie Scott

November 12, 2021 | Posted in Blog Tour, Review | By

The Rhythm Method, an all new rock star romance novella in the bestselling Stage Dive Series from New York Times bestselling author Kylie Scott and 1,001 Dark Nights, is available now!

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kylie Scott comes a new story in her Stage Dive series…

It all started in Vegas…

After a wild and tumultuous beginning to their relationship, Evelyn Thomas and her rock star husband David Ferris have been happily married for years. Nothing needs to change, their life together is perfect. Which means that change in the shape of an unexpected pregnancy is bound to shake things up some. But could it be for the better?

**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you’ll enjoy each one as much as we do.**

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Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

The Rhythm Method is a Stage Dive novella included in the 1001 Dark Nights collection. I have read a few books in the series and Lick sadly wasn’t one of them but I still loved this story.
David and Evelyn have been married for seven years and celebrating on a World Tour. Their life was full of touring, music, friends, and the cafe. It was everything. It was all going to plan and Ev loves her plans. Then, boom!! There was a baby in the mix throwing their world in a tailspin. They need to learn to navigate their new world. It’s not easy being a rockstar and a business owner with a new baby. One they didn’t see coming. Will this make them stronger or take a toll in on their relationship?
This is short but full of story. It’s raw, emotional, and funny at the same time. Mal cracks me up! Omg, that man. I am excited about what is up next for this crew.

About Kylie Scott Kylie is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year, 2013, 2014 & 2018, by the Australian Romance Writer’s Association and her books have been translated into eleven different languages. She is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet.

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New Release & Review – Shakedown, Lani Lynn Vale

November 11, 2021 | Posted in New Release, Review | By



Souls Chapel Revenants MC Book 8

Lani Lynn Vale

Release Date: November 9, 2021

About the Book

Wanted: someone to hand feed me Doritos so my hands don’t get orange. No weirdos.


Belle Pena was an editor. Not a writer.


When her brothers challenge her to create a dating profile, she makes up the most random biography she can think of. She never, not ever, thought she’d find anybody to respond. But she was sorely mistaken.


Sadly, she finds that she has way more interest than she ever could’ve imagined.


But only one profile catches her eye.


Bruno never meant to take the dating app seriously. Being the last single man in his band of misfits, he’s happy being the odd man out. Women spelled trouble, and he had enough trouble in his life to last him through the next decade.


Only his newfound family doesn’t feel the same. One innocent ‘sure’ has the women of the Souls Chapel Revenants MC creating him a dating profile that is too spot on to be comfortable. And just when he decides to delete the app entirely, a particular face catches his eye.


One innocent question of ‘Belle is that you? Do you remember punching me in the throat in high school?’ has him stepping into trouble neck deep, and he doesn’t even realize it until it’s too late.


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 Kara's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Shakedown is the eighth book in the Souls Chapel Revenants MC series by Lani Lynn Vale. This series is so good and I’m very sad it’s over, but I loved every minute of it. She saved Bruno for last. The sexy, brooding, scary dude who we don’t really know much about. He had a hard childhood and has been living with a lot of demons from his past. He doesn’t want to date or be happy, but Six knows he needs a good woman in his life. An online profile brings him Belle Pena(we know her brothers and family!) She turns him down, but when they randomly meet in person they feel an instant chemistry. Belle has to have things a certain way. She doesn’t like to be touched, needs soft fabrics, her IQ is extremely high, and she has never been able to find anyone who gets her. Until Bruno. He just seems to sense what she needs before she tells him. But she’s happy to tell him exactly what she needs. When he’s almost killed, she steps in, claims him as her own and they need to hide out together and find out what happened to him. Bruno wakes up from his accident and can’t remember anything but he knows Belle is his. She talks a lot, he mostly grunts and uses one word responses and neither of them is bothered by the other’s quirks. They just get each other. Shakedown is one of my favorites of the series! Their chemistry was off the charts! I laughed, got hot and bothered and just really loved them. I loved how we got to see all Bruno’s friends and Belle’s family and Lani wraps up the series for us. I’m sad it’s over, but I know Lani has something up next that I’m going to love too!



About Lani Lynn Vale

Lani Lynn Vale is a Wall Street Journal & USA Today Bestselling Author of over thirty titles. She is married with three children, two dogs, two cats, a donkey, and a couple (a couple also meaning over twenty) chickens.


When she’s not writing, you can find her curled up in her favorite chair reading.

Lani is married with three children and lives in the Great State of Texas.















Release Day Blitz & Reviews – Waiting for Love, Lacey Black

November 5, 2021 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By


Title: Waiting for Love
A Love Vixen Series Standalone
Author: Lacey Black
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 5, 2021




Dear Love Vixen,


You know the saying “always a bridesmaid, never a bride?” That’s me. I’ve stood beside six best friends, with the seventh to marry the man of her dreams in less than a month. I’ve tried everything, from dating apps to websites that promise to find you deep, meaningful love, only to set you up with a dud who leaves you with the whole check. So, I’m done. Throwing in the towel. Over dating. I’m just going to sit here and wait for it to show up on my doorstep like pizza delivery. I’m… Ugh! Sorry, my neighbor is horrible! I wish you could hear how loud and annoying he is. He’s the worst, even if he is slightly gorgeous. The problem is… he knows it. Anyway, back to my issue. I’m tired of looking for love in all the wrong places! (Wow, cue Johnny Lee.) Help!
Waiting in Washington
Dear Lady in Waiting,
You’re going about this all wrong. Don’t think of it as giving up. Think of it as the perfect time to do some inner soul-searching and find out exactly who you are and what you have to offer those you love. You know I always say, you’ll never find love until you find yourself.
Sweetie, I wish I could tell you a timeline, but there isn’t one. Finding true love could take years or it could be closer than you think.
Good luck, hon!
The ♥️ Vixen






Free in Kindle Unlimited
5 out of 5 stars
Waiting For Love is Lacey Black’s story in the The Love Vixen series. A series of twelve stories surround The Love Vixen podcast. I have read all of Lacey’s books and have loved them all. This one is all about neighbors and fate.
Penelope enjoys her time at home. She lives in a small town and has a cute little house with a big garden. She enjoys her quiet and works from home as a buyer for a toy store. She has given up dating after her dates have been dud after dud. She is the last of her college group to find love. She is just over it. She even wrote the Love Vixen for advice and she gave her some good feedback. She needs to do some soul-searching! It would be a lot easier if her noisy-ass but gorgeously annoying neighbor would keep it down in his garage. She also needs to get ready for a wedding weekend. Another wedding where she is a bridesmaid and this time she is the only single one. Fun times, right?
Theo doesn’t even want to date. He just wants to work in his shop and get under his hot neighbor’s skin. That is all he needs. He doesn’t know what her problem is but when she gets upset, it just turns him on. He might have a little crush on her. Maybe. One he needs to get over. Stat. Maybe he should think about dating, after all.
Omg! These two. You could feel the sexual tension through the pages. This book is a slow-burn with the best foreplay. I wish I had time to read more books in the series and discover more authors. Hopefully one day it will happen.
“So, Penelope,” Mom asks, a huge smile on her face. “Do you like manicotti?”
His touch is like gasoline to an already burning fire. It engulfs, the flames spreading through my veins.
We both glance down at the same time and watch her cat circle my legs, rubbing her body along my pants. “She likes you more than she likes me,” Penelope observes.
“I have a way with…”
“Don’t you dare say it.”





USA Today Bestselling Author Lacey Black is a Midwestern girl with a passion for reading, writing, and shopping. She carries her e-reader with her everywhere she goes so she never misses an opportunity to read a few pages. Always looking for a happily ever after, Lacey is passionate about contemporary romance novels and enjoys it further when you mix in a little suspense. She resides in a small town in Illinois with her husband, two children, and three rowdy chickens.


Blog Tour & Review – Still Falling for You, Siobhan Davis

November 5, 2021 | Posted in Blog Tour, Review | By

I’m terrified I’m not finished falling.

Still Falling for You, an emotional, angsty, second-chance romance from USA Today & Wall Street Journal bestselling author Siobhan Davis is available now!

Once there was a boy, with messy blond hair, vibrant blue eyes, and the most dazzling smile, who helped to mend all the dark, broken pieces inside me.

Ryder made a bad situation better. Falling for him wasn’t just inevitable—it was the stars aligning and our souls connecting at the deepest level.

Plans were made, and for the first time ever, I had hope. I believed in the future we were going to build together. Until he left, without even saying goodbye.

Years have passed, and though I have tried to move on, my heart still lingers on the boy who claimed it. Now he’s back, saying he wants another chance.

And I’m terrified I’m not finished falling.

This book was previously published as Only Ever You. It has received a makeover and undergone a fresh round of proofreading, but the story has not changed.

Due to mature situations and some dark themes, this angst-filled romance is only recommended to readers aged eighteen and older. Some scenes may be triggering. Please read the note at the start of the book.

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Pain is etched across his face, and I just want to erase it. I thread my fingers through his and he clasps my hand firmly. “You were only a kid, it was an accident, and you weren’t the only one involved.” “None of that matters though.” He turns to me with tears in his eyes. “I still relive it all the time, and the guilt never goes away. I don’t think it ever will.” My eyes search his and I can’t bear to see him hurting, so I fling my arms around him, without any hesitation, holding him tight. Friends hug friends, right? He leans his head on my shoulder, and I wrap my arms tighter around him. “Some days, I think all the guilt I’m carrying will eat me alive. Some days, it’s a struggle to get out of bed. After I lost you, music became my only salvation. I honestly don’t know if I’d still be here if I wasn’t a musician.” “Don’t say that.” I hug him closer. “I can’t bear to think of a world without you in it.” “I can say the same of you, and I don’t ever want you to leave, Zeta, but I’m a selfish prick like that.”


Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Still Falling For You is Siobhan Davis’ newest emotionally charged second chance rock star love story. I have been following Siobhan’s writing for the last few years and each book touches my heart in some way or another. This one is no different. It’s about second chances and not just in the love department. Ryder and Zeta met under difficult circumstances but their love was real. Until he had to leave her behind, confused and broken hearted. Ryder was just as devastated but thought it was the only way to keep her safe. They have never forgotten their connection. It’s embedding in them. She should hate him. He should walk away again. But he can’t. Now, that she is standing in front of him again, eight years later, he doesn’t want to let her go. Life is full of choices. She could have said no but deep down she knew she wouldn’t. This is an opportunity to find out the truth about why he left. Why he has been acting like the biggest manwhore on the planet. Why she can’t forget about him. It’s also about her career. To live with his band while they record their newest album. To write a documentary. Will it all be worth it when she gets her answers? I don’t want to spoil anything but I will say…what a fucking ride it was! There are two parts to the story and I loved that. It was like two books in one. It’s not an easy book but it was so worth it. The characters’ childhoods were hard ones. Their adult ones are still suffering for it. I thought the writing was spectacular. The characters real and raw. The side characters were sometimes sweet. Sometimes assholes. I do hope to see them again. Overall…it was fantastic read full of twists, love, loss, second chances, and rock stars. Quotes: “Zeta,” he whispers, never taking his eyes off my face. I love the way he rasps my name, and a throbbing ache starts building between my thighs. “What?” I whisper back. “I think I need you in my life.” His eyes burrow deep into mine as he lifts his hand, extending it toward me. “Friends?” “I never imagined you could have it all yet have nothing at the same time,” I muse, resting my head back. “You knew the girl I was, but you don’t know the woman I’ve become.” “That may be true, but I’d like to get a chance to know her.” **I voluntarily reviewed an advance complimentary copy of this book. 

About Siobhan

Siobhan Davis is a USA Today, Wall Street Journal and Amazon Top 10 bestselling romance author. Siobhan writes emotionally intense stories with swoon-worthy romance, complex characters, and tons of unexpected plot twists and turns that will have you flipping the pages beyond bedtime! She has sold over 1.5 million books and her titles are translated into several languages.

Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Siobhan forged a successful corporate career in human resource management.

She lives in the Garden County of Ireland with her husband and two sons.

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Release Blitz & Review – Hostile Takeover, Lucy Lennox

October 26, 2021 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By

“An enemies-to-lovers thrill ride! Sexy, gripping, clever and relentlessly good!” – #1NYT Bestseller Lauren Blakely

Hostile Takeover, an all-new enemies to lovers mm romance by Lucy Lennox is now available!

It was supposed to be a prank. A silly frat boy dare.

One hot moment in a hidden storage closet. One kiss. No consequences.

But if you get that close to a man with fire in his eyes, you’re gonna get burned, and I was no exception. One taste of Grey Blackwood ruined me for life.

The way Grey sees it, I was the one who did the ruining. I humiliated him. Wrecked his life. Destroyed his future.

Doesn’t matter that he’s clawed his way back and then some. Doesn’t matter that he’s already top of the Wall Street food chain. The man’s ruthless. Heartless. And he likes his revenge served cold.

Now he’s taking down the companies owned by every frat boy who did him wrong. And when he comes for my family’s company, the quiet life I’ve built for myself far away from Manhattan comes crumbling down, too.

But when Grey’s standing in our boardroom, threatening a hostile takeover and demanding I negotiate on behalf of my family, I don’t see an enemy. I see the chance I’ve been waiting for.

The chance for another night in his arms, and hopefully a whole lot more.

Let the negotiations begin.

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Kara's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Hostile Takeover is the newest sexy, second chance story by the hilarious Lucy Lennox. I couldn’t be a bigger fan of Lucy’s if I tried. Her books just always make me happy! If you read Luca and Marcel you know who Grey Blackwood is. He’s Marcel’s boss, the sexy, intimidating workaholic who’s been taking over companies and making billions. I knew his story was going to be something else! One hot kiss in the closet with Ellison York in college changed the path of this life. After that incident, he lost his job, his contacts and everything he worked so hard for. But it made him the man he is today. Ruthless, smart and rich as sin. He’s just about to take over the last company of the frat boys who did him wrong. Ellison’s father’s company. He agrees to some stipulations as long as Ellison acts as is PA for 2 weeks while he takes care of business. Ellison isn’t the man he thought he was. He’s caring, sensitive and nothing like his heartless father. He’s also ridiculously attractive, charismatic and sexy. Ellison never thought he’d see Grey again and definitely under these circumstances. Now he has to play nice with Grey to get some of his company back. He never stopped thinking about him after their time in the closet. He always had a thing for Grey in college. The only man he was ever attracted to. And this might be his chance to see if things could ever be different. If Grey could forgive him and they might have a chance at happiness. Ellison softens Greys hard edges and shows him something he never thought he’d have. A partner who’s funny, smart, entertaining and can give as good as he gets. Grey needs to buy a piece of property and Ellison is going to help him get it. They just have to pretend to be boyfriends. For a week. In the Hamptons with Ellison’s family. Pfft. No biggie. After a few days it’s obvious to everyone that they actually care for each other. After a few kisses they both want more. But there’s more on the line than the company and a deal. Will their hearts survive a second time? Holy crap! I loved this story so much! So. Much. I laughed out loud, teared up, laughed some more and just thoroughly enjoyed every word. Ellison is so funny and sexy and smart and Grey is so sexy and is such a good man under the gruff hardness. He never forgot were he came from and just wants to help people. They are one of my favorite Lucy couples and that’s saying a lot since I really, really love all her books!

Meet Lucy Lennox Lucy Lennox is finally putting good use to that English Lit degree earned way back in the 1900s. She stays up way too late each night reading M/M romance because she is a sucker for a good story.

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Release Blitz & Review – Serendipity, Kristen Proby

October 19, 2021 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By


Serendipity by Kristen Proby is now live!


From New York Times Bestselling Author, Kristen Proby, comes Serendipity, the final installment in her gripping Bayou Magic series…

My sight is a gift and also a curse. It cost me the love of my life. We may have been young, but some things you don’t get over. Like being the cause of the biggest tragedy of your boyfriend’s life. It’s something I’ll never forget, and a reflection of who I am. But now that Jackson’s back in town, with scars and a hero’s badge of honor, it’s time for me to be brave, too. A malevolent evil hell-bent on making my sisters and me pay for rebuffing him is still stalking my family, and some ancient writings portended that the six were the only ones who could defeat him. Jackson Pruitt and I round out that magical number, which means I have to face the evil and the things Jack makes me feel, to save my family and my city. I never sought to reconnect with Jack. Working with him now means opening myself up to my feelings for him. Refusing means destruction for us all.  

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Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Serendipity is the third and final novel in the Bayou Magic series by Kristen Proby. You can technically read each book as standalone since it is three different couples. I do highly recommend reading them in order though since the storylines are interwoven.
Jackson was only eighteen when he laid eyes on the girl he knew he was going to marry. He knew it from the very first moment he saw Daphne but months later he was gone. Now, more than ten years later he was home. It wasn’t his plan to stay but magic and a little bit of fate we’re keeping him in New Orleans. He had no idea what he was walking into…
Daphne hoped she had more time before seeing him again. She knew it was inevitable but not this soon. She wasn’t ready to be around the man who broke her heart all those years ago. She also knew to save her family she had to let him in. Not into her heart but into their bubble. He was the last key to bringing down the evilness who has been torturing her sisters. It meant it was time to face her past, kick ass in her present, and hope to have a future, evil free. But what will happen when Jackson wants more for their future?
I have read most of Kristen’s books and have loved them all. I have loved getting a new book in this series around Halloween the last couple of years! It has been something to look forward to in October. It’s definitely different than her other books but also the same with the awesome characters and magnificent writing. Can’t wait for more of this genre from one of my favorite writers!
“Something happened at the reception,” Daphne says softly. “I was in the restroom, avoiding G.I. Joe over there.”
“It’s happening the way it’s supposed to,” Millie insists and refills our glasses.
Without even leaving her seat. No bottle needed appartently, as my glass is magically full again.
“I think you just like to show off your witchy skills,” Brielle says, making our sister laugh.
“Let’s go to bed, my beloved.”
“Will you check out my nipples for my perfect lipstick shade?”
“It’s a burden I’m willing to carry.”

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Kristen Proby has published more than forty titles, many of which have hit the USA Today, New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers lists. She continues to self publish, best known for her With Me In Seattle and Boudreaux series, and is also proud to work with William Morrow, a division of HarperCollins, with the Fusion and Romancing Manhattan Series.

Kristen and her husband, John, make their home in her hometown of Whitefish, Montana with their two cats.

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