Blog Tour & Reviews – Possessive Park Avenue Prince, Brooke Blaine & Ella Frank

April 18, 2024 | Posted in Blog Tour, Review | By

Park Avenue Princes #4
by Brooke Blaine & Ella Frank
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Release Date: April 11, 2024
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Genre: M/M College Romance Standalone

Trope: Bad boy, grumpy/sunshine, alphahole, protective/possessive MC, touch him and die vibe


Who are we? Like you even need to ask. We’re the seven richer-than-sin legacies causing debauchery at the prestigious Astor University in Manhattan.

Some call us spoiled.

Some call us trouble.

But everyone calls us the Park Avenue Princes.

Daire Connery

“The Bad Boy”

I’m not a man of many words. But when I do speak, it usually starts with F and ends with you.

Keep to myself. Don’t let anyone in. That’s how I like it.

That’s usually how everyone else likes it too. My scowl keeps them all away—all except him.

We may both be Park Avenue Princes, but we would never work.

We don’t belong in each other’s real worlds.

He’s too soft for mine; mine’s too harsh for his.

But I can’t stop thinking about him. About those pale grey eyes that see right through me. The ballsy way he gives right back whatever I dish out.

I like that. Respect it.

Want more of it…

Which is why when I find out his ex is bullying him, it makes me want to rip that bastard a new one. Makes me lose my goddamn mind.

Because no one touches Gavin Truitt. No one but me.

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5 out of 5 stars
Possessive Park Avenue Prince is the fourth book in the Park Avenue Princes series by one of favorite duos, Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine. I am loving these princes and the men who make them fall, and bonus…these two princes fall for each other.

Gavin needed to move. Stat. He didn’t really want to hear his brother, Donavan and his man have their fun on the other side of the wall any longer. He was done. The next best move was to shack-up with Daire, the man of few words but many grunts. Nobody knew the man well, thanks to the walls he had built around him but Gavin knew he felt safe around him. And after some up and downs, Gavin sees Daire in a different light…

And he wants him.

Daire wants Gavin too but also knows he isn’t good enough for him. Gavin is the sweet one. A bright light. Daire is the dark one. On paper? People would be surprised they were even friends. The last few months changed everything. The tension is thick and it’s hot AF. It’s not just about that though. Gavin makes Daire feel things he never had before. It’s confusing and scary to him. And for a man who isn’t scared about anything, it’s a lot and I am here for it.

This might be my favorite in the series. I love Daire’s possessive and protectiveness toward Gavin. And I love how Gavin teases him. I am excited about the next book. I am not sure who’s it’s going to be yet but there are hints of both of the last princes and damn…

5 out of 5 stars

Possessive Park Avenue Prince is the fourth book in the Park Avenue Princes series by one of my favorite writing duos, Brooke Blaine and Ella Frank. I am loving these Park Avenue Princes. They are sexy, funny, smart and loyal. This is Daire and Gavin’s story. That’s right, two of the Princes! There has been something brewing with these two since the beginning. Just a little simmer that’s been getting hotter and hotter. Now that they live together, it’s harder to fight it. Daire can’t touch his friend’s little brother no matter how sexy and handsome he is. No matter how much he wants him. But he can’t help but protect him and watch out for him. Gavin knows there’s more to Daire than his growling and narrowed-eyed looks. Once he catches a twitch of his lips he knows he has to crack Daire. Daire has a past that’s made him the man he is today. A loner. A fighter. He doesn’t need anyone and no one will ever want him.  Until Gavin. He’s going to prove to Daire that he’s wanted, needed and loved. I loved, loved, loved watching these two fight and flirt and fall for each other! They are the perfect match, Daire’s gruffness to Gavin’s sweetness. I love all these characters and can’t wait to see who’s next!


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Park Avenue Princes #1



Park Avenue Princes #2



Park Avenue Princes #3



Park Avenue Princes #5

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Release Date: June 27, 2024


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Brooke Blaine is a USA Today Bestselling Author best known for writing romantic comedy and M/M romance. Her novels lead with humor and heart, but Brooke never shies away from throwing in something extra naughty that will scandalize her conservative Southern family for life (bless their hearts). She’s a choc-o-holic, lives for eighties bands (which means she thinks guyliner is totally underrated), believes it’s always wine o’clock, and lives with the coolest cat on the planet—her Ragdoll/Maine Coon mix, Jackson Agador Spartacus.

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Ella Frank is the USA Today Bestselling author of the Temptation series, including Try, Take, Trust, Tease, Tate, and True, and is the co-author of the fan-favorite PresLocke Series. Her Exquisite series has been praised as “scorching hot!” and “enticingly sexy!”

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New Release & Review – Nine Month Contract, Amy Daws

April 12, 2024 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By






Author: Amy Daws
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: April 11th, 2024

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We live by different rules on the mountain…

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From Amazon #1 bestselling author Amy Daws, comes an all-new small town, spicy romance sure to hit you in the gut with laughs, feels, and mountain man grunts.

Help Wanted: Grumpy Mountain Man seeks baby momma. Job is an incubator position only. Surrogate must be impervious to grunting in the form of communication and nosey brotherly neighbors. Rustic mountain range housing available upon request.


I wanted to pummel my irritating brothers when they posted their own version of a wanted ad to help me with my life.

But I can’t fault the results once the right woman lands on my lap.

Becoming a single father is not a decision I made lightly. In fact, it’s the biggest decision of my entire life.

Which is why when I interview Trista, I know she’s perfect.

She’s wild, she’s opinionated, she wears cowboy boots. Even my pet goat loves her…

She’s the exact type of person I was holding out for.

And to my great horror, I realize on our first night of attempting this baby making dance…when the lights are low, the cheap wine is flowing, and the home insemination supplies are laid out on the kitchen counter…

I want to do a lot more than just make her my surrogate.

I want to make her mine.



Kara's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Nine Month Contract is the first book in a the spin-off series from Amy Daws about Max’s brother! These Fletcher brothers are going to steal our hearts! Wyatt is a super grumpy man who’s happy living on his mountain with his brothers. The only thing he really wants is a child. So he decides to find a surrogate and not bother with a relationship. After looking and looking, he finally meets Trista by chance and he instantly knows she’s the one. Trista wants to help Wyatt, but she also wants to open up an animal sanctuary. This is the perfect deal, place to live, barn to keep her pet and money to start her business. She didn’t expect to find Wyatt so damn attractive and nice and even a little sweet. He actually wants her to be comfortable and finds ways to make her life easier. Her family was absolutely awful so she has no idea families could actually like each other this much. She tries to fight her attraction but it’s no use. But there have to be rules. Just until the baby is born then she’s off. You know what they say about plans! Once Wyatt realizes he wants Trista as much as he wants their baby, he’s not going to let her go without a fight. I couldn’t get enough of their banter! It was so funny and ridiculous and fun. I enjoyed watching this Mountain Man fall for his Lucky charm! Loved seeing old friends I’ve missed! Looking forward to getting to know Luke and Calder and seeing more of all the Fletchers!


Release Day & Review – To Have and To Hold, Nicole Edwards

April 9, 2024 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By

From New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Nicole Edwards comes the eleventh installment in her Brantley Off the Books series.

The moment everyone’s been waiting for!

Brantley Walker and Reese Tavoularis are counting down until their wedding day. Only seven more days to go, with plenty to do, they are enjoying some downtime with friends and family while checking off the remaining boxes on JJ’s checklist.

While everyone is preparing for the big day, Atticus James returns to Coyote Ridge to find he has options. Not only does he get to choose which address he wants to call home, but there are two men looking to make him more than merely a roommate. The hardest part is figuring out which one to choose. Or whether he has to choose at all.

Provided everyone survives the bachelor party, makes it through the rehearsal dinner unscathed, and works through their wedding day jitters, they’re home-free.


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Kara's Review

5 out of 5 stars

To Have and To Hold is the eleventh book in the Brantley Walker: Off the Books series by the fabulous Nicole Edwards. This book is fan-freaking-tastic! We’ve been waiting a long time for Brantley and Reese to get married and the day is finally here! I loved everything about this book from the wedding countdown (Reese, you romantic man!) to the bachelor party weekend (I laughed out loud the entire time) to all the love and lust (Atticus, Slade and Carson!) and just all the family and friends and all the damn feels! Brantley and Reese’s journey hasn’t always been easy, but now the day they’ve been waiting for is almost here. They just enjoy being together, letting JJ tell them what to do and when do to it, spend time with their families and work crew and have time to just be happy. I couldn’t love this book more if I tried! As always, looking forward to more books in the series to see what happens next!


Release Day & Review – Up All Night, Annabeth Albert

March 28, 2024 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By


A new small town universe from author Annabeth Albert starring first responders in a small mountain town. Full House meets 911 Lonestar for emotional, uplifting happily ever afters for a tightknit friend group with each book featuring a fresh, stand-alone story. Book one, Up All Night, features a sunshine/grump pairing with a forty-something firefighter on a path of self-discovery.



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Kara's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Up All Night is the first book in a new series by Annabeth Albert. It’s a small town romance series with first responders. I’m a huge fan of Annabeth’s, her writing and her heroes. This is Sean and Denver’s story. Sean is back home after his divorce staying with a friend who lost his partner. He’s filling in for a firefighter and enjoying being with his family and oldest friends. Then he meets the cook at the diner and is instantly intrigued by him. The first man he’s ever been attracted to. Denver doesn’t do relationships or roots. He’s a nomad and just works and stays somewhere for a while and then moves on. And then he meets Sean. He can’t seem to stay away from him or stop thinking about him, but he doesn’t want to be an experiment for the newly out firefighter. Sean wants more with Denver but knows he’s skittish. He has to figure out how to prove to him that he’s worthy of love, family and loyalty. I really enjoyed this story! Sean is so open about his feelings and doesn’t freak out about being attracted to Denver. Denver has a rough past so he just never learned how to trust anyone. I loved the secondary characters at the firehouse, Sean’s friends and his family. There was a weird interaction with Sean’s son at the end that didn’t sit well with me, but hopefully that will resolve itself. I’m looking forward to the next in the series!


Review Tour – The Player, Felice Stevens

March 19, 2024 | Posted in Review | By

The Player, an enemies to lovers MM romance from Felice Stevens is available now for you to devour!


Cover Designer: Reese Dante


Kara's Review

5 out of 5 stars

The Player is Felice Stevens’ newest small town, sport romance. I really enjoyed this romance between Keller, former NFL star who returned home to coach his high school football team and the school librarian, single dad whose son plays on the team. Niall never expects to see Keller again. They went to high school together and he blames him for his friends bullying him. He quickly learns Keller had no idea that it was happening. Neither Keller or Niall are out and it’s a small town so the more time they spend together, the more reality hits. What happens when the town finds out? Are they all small minded like the few who protest? I really enjoyed the relationship between Keller and Niall. It was sweet and fun and a little spicy. I loved Niall’s son David and the strong, respectful relationship they have. I thought the way Keller bonding with his players was great and I loved all the football. Overall, I really enjoyed getting to know Keller and Niall and loved the secondary characters. The only thing that took me a minute to get over was Keller Williams is a real estate company (the one my realtor actually works for) so that was odd at first. I wouldn’t mind a short follow up to see where Keller and Niall are today and maybe some of the kids!





Friday night lights hide more than they reveal…


When retired NFL superstar Keller Williams returns to his small town to coach his old high school football team, he’s surprised how much he enjoys being out of the limelight and on the field with the kids. Even more surprising is his immediate attraction to the father of one of his players—single dad Niall Harper.


Problem number one: Niall Harper isn’t gay.

Problem number two: Keller isn’t out to the world.

Problem number three: Niall hates his guts. And Keller has no idea why.


High school librarian Niall Harper has always done the right thing. Except be true to himself. Divorced and raising his teenaged son, Niall is dismayed to discover the new football coach is none other than his long-ago Friday night fantasy and nemesis. Not that it matters—Keller doesn’t remember him. It’s nothing new; Niall has always been easy to forget. Now Keller wants to be friends. And more. Niall can’t deny the annoying man makes him laugh and feel things he’d only dreamed possible. But would a player like Keller be satisfied with a regular guy like him?


Being together is more than complicated, but they are willing to take the risk. Niall reveals he’s dating his son’s coach, and Keller comes out to the team, his fans, the press, and small-town gossips. Neither is prepared for the fallout, but that doesn’t stop them. It’s time to throw the Hail Mary pass of a lifetime and win the game of forever. And they’re ready. 



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Felice Stevens writes romance because what is better than people falling in love? Her favorite part of a romance novel is that first kiss…sigh. She loves creating stories of hopes and dreams and happily ever afters. Her stories are character-driven, rich with the sights, sounds and flavors of New York City and filled with men who are sometimes deeply flawed but always real.

Felice writes M/M romance because she believes that everyone deserves a happily ever after. Having traveled all over the world, she can safely say that the universal language that unites people is love. Felice has written in a variety of sub-genres, including contemporary, paranormal and has a mystery series as well.

Felice is the Lambda Literary Award winner for Best Gay Romance for her book, The Ghost and Charlie Muir, and the e-Lit gold medal winner in romance for Broken Silence.


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New Release & Review – Mr. Important, Lucy Lennox & May Archer

March 14, 2024 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By


One New Year’s masquerade. One anonymous hookup. One billionaire-sized mistake.

Once upon a time, someone looked at my scrawny, impetuous eight-year-old self and nicknamed me Mr. Important… and I believed them.

That was my first mistake.

Two decades, a dozen failed careers, and a thousand meaningless hookups later, I’ve made more mistakes than I can count. My parents have decided I’m purely decorative, my brother thinks I need pep talks, and the gorgeous billionaire who hired me as a favor to my dad? He’s forgotten I exist.

So I’m done with mistakes.

Call it my New Year’s resolution. From now on, I’m going after what I want… starting with the mysterious silver fox in the Roman warrior mask who approached me at the charity gala and offered me a scorching, anonymous one-night stand.

Unfortunately, when our masks come off I realize mistakes are not done with me.

Because the bossy guy who blew my mind? He’d thought I was someone else. Worse than that, he’s my father’s friend. A supposedly-straight workaholic. The person I’m stuck on a road trip with for the next two weeks. And, oh yeah, my actual boss.

The farther we get from New York, the closer we become, and the harder it is to pretend I’m not falling for him. But I can’t see how someone as brilliant, controlled, and successful as Thatcher Pennington would risk everything to be with someone like me… even if he makes me feel like I’m finally Mr. Important.



Kara's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Mr. Important is the next book in the Honeybridge series by Lucy Lennox and May Archer. This has some of my favorite tropes: Age gap, father’s friend and forced proximity. We met Reagan and Thatcher in Firecracker and I was so happy to hear this was their story. Older, billionaire friend of his dad’s and his boss who he has to spend weeks with on a bus cruising around the country for work. After one hot as sin night together. What?! Reagan is young, but he’s not innocent or naïve. He’s had a crush on Thatcher for a long time and now he has to pretend he doesn’t while he spends all day and night with him. Thatcher can’t stop thinking about the night they spent together. After spending time together he realizes Reagan is smart, dedicated, talented and nothing like his father always said he was. He’s captivating and charming all the people he meets. Most of all he’s charming Thatcher. Time’s almost up and Thatcher can’t stay away from Reagan anymore. Once he touches him again, he knows he’s going to want more and more. When they need to make a stop in Honeybridge, they have to deal with Thatcher’s son Brantleigh (who we also met in Firecracker), a disgruntled employee and Reagan’s family. It takes Reagan needing him for Thatcher to jump into action and want to be there for someone he loves. Yep, he fell in love with his friend’s son. But he’s not going back. I loved, loved, loved this story! Reagan and Thatcher are so fun and great together. They work so well together at the company and in the bedroom. I also loved McGee and some of the secondary characters. Don’t forget to get the bonus story!


New Release & Review – If You Hate Me, Helena Hunting

March 7, 2024 | Posted in New Release, Review | By


It’s release day for If You Hate Me, a brand new standalone hate-to-love, brother’s best friend hockey romance from Helena Hunting.
My new roommates are two pro hockey players.
First, my manwhore older brother, and second, his seriously hot best friend (who I seriously hate).
This was a last resort.
No one should be sleeping on a futon that smells like Cheetos and ball sweat.
But here I am, trying to get my life together.
Tristan Stiles is the bane of my existence.
He never wears a shirt.
We can’t seem to stop fighting.
He’s an arrogant playboy with a filthy reputation.
Sure, I had a crush on him when I was fourteen, but that was a long time ago.
I know better than to trust him.
I just need to survive long enough to find a new job and get a new place.
And not accidentally let Tristan rail me into next week.
𝗥𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝗙𝗥𝗘𝗘 𝗶𝗻 𝗞𝗶𝗻𝗱𝗹𝗲 𝗨𝗻𝗹𝗶𝗺𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗱
4.5 out of 5 stars

If You Hate Me is the first book in a new hockey series by Helena Hunting. (Pause for major cheers!) I’m already looking forward to more in the series and trying to pair all the characters up in my head. This is a brother’s best friend, enemies to lovers and it was fun, emotional, and extremely spicey. I think this is the spiciest book I’ve read of Helena’s. Rix and Tristan legit hate each other. But all that hate is just foreplay. They’ve known each other since they were young, but now they are living together temporarily and after all that foreplay the hate just explodes into lust of epic proportions. They agree it’s just until she finds a new place to live. After that, every available moment, surface and place is on the sexy list. Then those pesky feelings creep in and Tristan can’t handle them. His past is just too much for him to move past and realize he’s allowed to be happy. To be loved. Rix didn’t want to fall for Tristan, but she did and now she doesn’t know what to do. He keeps running and she can’t keep chasing him. Tristan needs to get his crap together or he’s going to lose the best thing that’s ever happened to him. I really like Rix and Tristan and this new set of characters! There were a few scenes that had me covering my eyes and ears and a few that I felt detracted from the story. Tristan is a filthy, dirty man and Rix loved it. I loved their banter and the times when Tristan was sweet and aggressive. I had the pleasure of listening to the audio and Conner and CJ really killed it! Overall, I enjoyed it! It was a little too dirty for me at times, but I enjoyed them enough and was invested in their happily ever after. I loved Rix and the girls and all the characters who are going to delight me in the rest of the series!


Release Blitz – On the Edge, K. Bromberg

January 18, 2024 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By



On The Edge by K. Bromberg is now live! 


A spicy, only-one-bed, Formula 1 romance from New York Times bestselling author, K. Bromberg.


Surely this can’t be the only solution to overhaul my tarnished rep— faking a romance with the good girl intern?


But that’s what my agent says. Just a few months of taming my ways—of shedding Formula 1’s party boy image—will land me a lifetime branding deal. One I desperately need.


The key condition?


Pretend I’m madly in love with my new girlfriend. The quiet wallflower who I figured wouldn’t put me in my place. Yeah. This girl is anything but that.


Maddix Hart is defiant and intelligent. Loyal and real. Determined and sexy. And damn it to hell, before I know it, she’s in my head, in our bed . . . and if I’m not careful, she’ll see there’s more to me than the man I show the public. She’ll discover the man I hide from the world. The one who struggles to live up to the unrealistic expectations that should never have been mine.


All I have to do is make sure no one sees the truth behind our farce.


But instead, I let my heart get involved. I begin to believe the lie. And now with everything on the line—the deal, a championship, us—am I willing to risk it all to make her see what the rest of the world believes? That we belong together.


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New York Times Bestselling author K. Bromberg writes contemporary romance novels that contain a mixture of sweet, emotional, a whole lot of sexy, and a little bit of real. She likes to write strong heroines and damaged heroes who we love to hate but can’t help to love.


A mom of three, she plots her novels in between school runs and soccer practices, more often than not with her laptop in tow and her mind scattered in too many different directions.


Since publishing her first book on a whim in 2013, Kristy has sold over one and a half million copies of her books across eighteen different countries and has landed on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers lists over thirty times. Her Driven trilogy (Driven, Fueled, and Crashed) is currently being adapted for film by the streaming platform, Passionflix, with the first movie (Driven) out now.


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Review Tour – Vi Keeland, What Happens at the Lake

January 18, 2024 | Posted in Blog Tour, Review | By


Title: What Happens at the Lake
Author: Vi Keeland
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Trope: Grumpy-Sunshine
Release Date: January 15, 2024




When life took an unexpected turn, I decided to get out of New York for a while. What better place to go than the idyllic small town my father spoke about so fondly when I was growing up? Laurel Lake held the title America’s Friendliest Town for seventeen years running, and friendly was just what I needed right now.


Unfortunately, friendly wasn’t the welcome I got when I arrived.
Instead, I got Fox Cassidy. My tall, dark, and burly neighbor, who grunted at me instead of saying hello.
Okay, so I might’ve had his mailbox in my hands the first time we met. And it might’ve been a little crushed after removing it from under my tire. And I might’ve needed his help breaking into the place I was staying in after the key broke off in the lock. But still…he didn’t have to be so grumpy.
As time went on though, I started to notice things about Fox other than his glares. Like how he watched me when he thought I wasn’t looking, or how fire ignited in his eyes whenever we bickered. Though I was in Laurel Lake to escape my problems, not create new ones. And getting involved with a man like Fox screamed trouble, even if he was gorgeous and unlike any man I’d ever met.
But alas, problem seemed to be my middle name this year. So why not have some fun while I was here for the summer? It seemed like a good plan. At least until it was time to go home…
They say what happens at the lake, stays at the lake. But it’s not so easy to walk away when what stays behind…is your heart.



5 out of 5 stars

What Happens at the Lake is Vi Keeland’s newest standalone. If you follow my reviews then you know I don’t read blurbs until I need to write the review so I don’t spoil anything so all I knew was that there was a lake involved. Lol. It’s a beautiful setting, really. I fell for Laurel Lake and the people living there.

Josie grew up in Manhattan but her father was raised in America’s Friendliest Town, Laurel Lake. She always wanted to visit the town her father was so fond of but her mother never wanted to go back. Now, was her chance after a tenant moved out of her father’s home, the one she inherited when she was only thirteen. She had three months to give the home a little TLC and get to know the town her father loved. When she got there, the unexpected happened… She met the grumpiest yet hottest man she has ever laid eyes on. Her neighbor. A man who spoke in grunts.

Fox didn’t need this woman living next door, even temporarily. She was a hot mess emphasis on hot. He knew she was trouble. Not just because he knew he would end up helping her with the house but because this town was about to make the phone lines spark with gossip. Small-town living, right? He loved and hated it at the same time. He knew he was an asshole but it is what it is. He didn’t like change…

And everything was about to change.

Damn…I love a grump, especially one with a good heart deep down. I also love a woman who doesn’t give up when trying to find that good heart. Vi absolutely killed it with these characters and their story. It’s fun. It’s sexy. It’s emotional. Oh, did I mention that Fox is an ex-pro hockey player? Extra yum!

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Kara's Review

5 out of 5 stars

What Happens at the Lake is Vi Keeland’s newest romance and I loved everything about it. Grumpy hero, smart, capable heroine who are next door neighbors! Josie is looking for a place to heal so she goes to her dad’s hometown. She never thought she’d fall so fast for the town and its people. On her very first day, she hits her neighbors mailbox and he’s less than thrilled. But even though he’s the grumpiest grump alive, he keeps showing up to help her. Just little things and then more and more. Fox does not have time for his sexy new neighbor. But he can’t keep his eyes or his thoughts off her. He eventually gives in and helps her fix up her house. The more he gets to know her, the more he wants to know. And for the first time in a very long time, it’s more than just sexual attraction. He likes her. She makes him smile, and he never smiles. Everyone notices, especially Josie. He just can’t stop himself so he asks her out. Knowing the gossip mill is going to explode. He doesn’t care. He wants her and that’s it. When his past threatens to upend the new life he wants he needs to make a big decision. Let Josie go or chase after her. Oh my word! I loved this story. I laughed out loud so many times I lost count. I smiled, snickered and had to fan myself. I love Laurel Lake! Josie founds more than Fox there, she found her old self. She found a new family. Josie brought Fox back to life and reminded him what’s it feels like to be happy. Overall, I loved it. Every page, every character, everything. I even loved Daisy the duck! Ha!




Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles are currently translated in twenty-seven languages and have appeared on bestseller lists in the US, Germany, Brazil, Bulgaria, Israel, and Hungary. Three of her short stories have been turned into films by Passionflix, and two of her books are currently optioned for movies. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.






New Release & Review – Boone, Sawyer Bennett

January 16, 2024 | Posted in New Release, Review | By

New Release from Sawyer Bennett
Boone (Pittsburgh Titans, Book #11)

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Boone Rivers uses his fame and fortune as a professional hockey player to his advantage, but not in the way most people would think. Volunteering as often as his busy schedule will allow, Boone meets one brave young boy who turns his world upside down.

As a first-line right winger for the Pittsburgh Titans, I thrive on the thrill of the game. I live for the smell of the ice, the cheer of the crowd and the way my heart pounds whenever I step into the arena. But once I’m out of my skates, my focus is on giving back to the city of Pittsburgh.

It’s funny how life puts people in your path. I meet Aiden while visiting the children’s hospital and I’m struck by the strength and resilience of this 12-year-old kid fighting for his life. As my visits continue, we bond over video games and hockey until one day Aiden’s older sister walks into his room and I realize there might be a bigger purpose here.

Lilly Hoffman has the weight of the world resting on her slight shoulders. Aiden’s illness isn’t getting better, she’s at risk of losing her job and their father is looking for the answers to his prayers at the bottom of a liquor bottle. I find myself wanting to lessen Lilly’s burden and what starts as a simple act of friendship turns into so much more. As we grow closer, I can’t help but fall for this fiercely protective and independent woman with a tender heart and bruised but not yet broken spirit.

As we face a future of never-ending uncertainty, I vow to be Lilly’s source of strength and comfort. Lilly and Aiden have reaffirmed to me the importance of giving and receiving love unconditionally, even in the darkest of times. And no matter what happens next, no one can take that from us.

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Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Boone is the eleventh book in the fantastic Pittsburgh Titans series by Sawyer Bennett. Each book can be read as a standalone but I recommend reading the series since they are interlocked. They each have a unique story and meet-cutes! Boone and Lilly’s meet-cute is both beautiful and heartbreaking.

Boone uses his spare time off the ice visiting children at the hospital. He even brings teammates along since he knows the kids would love to talk with some of their favorite players. He loves to hang out with the kids even if they have to stay in their rooms. He knows all the kids names and has become close to Aiden, a twelve year old fighting for his life. He wasn’t able to visit him for a few weeks after a procedure and on the day he was back, Aiden’s sister comes into Boone’s life and it changes everything…

Lilly didn’t have enough time in a day, between running the family deli and visiting her brother in the hospital she was lucky to eat a meal let alone date. She loved that Aiden and Boone have a connection, it made it even harder for her to resist her feelings towards the man. Even more so when he seemed to want to help not only her brother but herself and their father. What was in it for him? Was he just a good guy or was do he just want the publicity?

I don’t want to spoil anything! I will say that I knew this story would be an emotional one but damn. My name is Sandra, and I am in love with a fictional character. Boone is swoon-worthy with a beautiful heart and a protective spirit. Lilly is a complete badass and stronger than she even knows. Together, along with Aiden is a story that will make you swoon, laugh, cry, and feel every emotion within the pages. I have loved all of the books in the series but this one is unforgettable.

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New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author Sawyer Bennett uses real life experience to create relatable stories that appeal to a wide array of readers. From contemporary romance, fantasy romance, and both women’s and general fiction, Sawyer writes something for just about everyone.

A former trial lawyer from North Carolina, when she is not bringing fiction to life, Sawyer is a chauffeur, stylist, chef, maid, and personal assistant to her very adorable daughter, as well as full-time servant to her wonderfully naughty dogs.

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