Review Tour – The Summer Proposal, Vi Keeland

January 14, 2022 | Posted in Blog Tour, Review | By

 

Title: The Summer Proposal
Author: Vi Keeland
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 10, 2022

 

BLURB

 

The first time I met Max Yearwood was on a blind date.

 

Max was insanely gorgeous, funny, and our chemistry was off the charts. He also had the biggest dimples I’d ever laid eyes on.
Exactly what I needed after my breakup.

 

Or so I thought…

 

Until my real date arrived.
Turned out, Max wasn’t who I was there to meet. He only pretended to be until my real date showed up.
To say I was disappointed would be an understatement.
Before he left, he slipped me a ticket to a hockey game a few blocks away, in case things didn’t work out on my actual date.
I tossed the ticket into my purse and went about trying to enjoy the man I was supposed to meet.
But my real blind date and I had no connection.
So on my way home, I decided to take a chance and stop by the game.
When I arrived, the seat next to me was empty.
Disappointed again, I decided to leave at the end of the period.
Just before the buzzer, one of the teams scored, and the entire arena went crazy.
A player’s face flashed up on the Jumbotron. He was wearing a helmet, but I froze when he smiled.
You guessed it: Dimples.
Apparently, my fake blind date hadn’t invited me to watch hockey with him, he’d invited me to watch him play.
And so began my adventure with Max Yearwood.
He was everything I needed at the time—fun, sexy, up for anything, and only around for a few months since he’d signed with a new team three-thousand miles away.
Max proposed we spend the summer helping me forget my ex. It sounded like a good plan. Things couldn’t get too serious when we had an expiration date. Right?
Though, you know what they say about the best-laid plans.

 

 

 

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The Summer Proposal is Vi Keeland’s newest standalone romance! This is one of my favorite books, if not my actual favorite from Vi. Max is everything we want in a hero. Sexy, funny, determined, smart, dedicated and a little dirty. Add in that he plays hockey and has to-die-for dimples and I was in love with him the second I met him. Sometimes a book just hits you at the right time and gives you want you need. A fun, summer romance between a confident hockey player who loves to have fun and a brilliant businesswoman who thinks too much. I felt every emotion while reading their story. I laughed, smiled, got hot and bothered, cried, laughed and cried some more. When Max pretends to be Georgia’s blind date, she has no idea that her life will be forever changed. He’s not just handsome as sin, he’s fun and nice and sweet. She needs to let loose and relax and he proposes they spend the summer just enjoying each other and doing things together that bring them joy. I was so invested in their love story that I didn’t even want to stop reading to sleep! Max’s feelings for Georgia were evident in everything he did and said and even though she struggled with every decision in her life, being with Max was easy and perfect. What if they could continue past the summer? Would Georgia be willing to put her heart on the line again? The more time Max spends with Georgia, the more he realizes she’s perfect for him. He wants to love and protect her but can he do both? I. Loved. These. Two. So. Much! Vi continues to amaze me by giving us new, fresh and exciting characters with big hearts, dirty mouths and real depth. Max is one of those men who we all wish were real and aren’t afraid to admit it. Sometimes fictional characters just burrow their way into you heart and Max and Georgia did that to me! I won’t be forgetting this story anytime soon and I’m extremely happy about that!

 

Sandra's Review

My first SIX stars book of 2022!! Holy. Fucking. Wow!

 

The Summer Proposal is Vi Keeland’s newest masterpiece. Perfection. An emotional ride full of twists, turns, laughter, flirt, and love, and letting go. I don’t want to spoil too much so I will try to make this fast.

 

Georgia’s love life was a complicated one. She didn’t even want to go on a blind date but it turned out to be an epic one. She felt the chemistry immediately, the man was downright hot, funny, flirty, and sweet. It was perfect until he walked in. Her real date. Fast-forward about an hour later and she ends up using the ticket to the hockey game her fake date left in her pocket. It was not something she would usually do. She was not spontaneous but fate was working overtime. He wasn’t a fan of the game, he was the one fans were rooting for. Max Yearwood, one of the hottest and most talented players in the NHL. This is the start of an unforgettable summer…

 

Max had his faults. Georgia had hers too. They knew them. They accepted them. Their lives were both going to change at summer’s end so they made the proposal of having the summer to be free. To have fun. To be spontaneous. To live. To just be. No strings attached fun. It was exactly what they needed until…

 

My name is Sandra and I am in love with a fictional character. Max is everything. I am obsessed. He is so fucking sweet, hilarious, shameless, protective, strong and knows exactly when to bring his alpha out. Swoon. I also have a crush on Georgia. She is confused but knows it. She is also sweet, witty, smart, and so fun when she lets go. Together, they are crazy fun.

 

Overall, it is my favorite Vi book! It made me laugh so hard, cry even harder, and swoon! Sometimes all in the same scene. It’s hard to put into words how much I loved it.

 

P.S. I know it wasn’t fast. If you follow my reviews you knew it wouldn’t be. Lol.

 

Quotes:

 

“Can you actually hula hoop?”

He winked. “Only naked. You wanna see?”

The smile on my face widened. “I’ll take your word for it.”

“Shame.”

 

“No strings attached, right?”

He winked. “The only string might be one I use to tie you up.”

 

He kissed me like we were the only two people in the world, even standing on a busy Manhattan street, like he had to kiss me, rather than wanted to.

 

 

AUTHOR BIO

 

Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over a hundred Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twenty-five languages. 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.
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Release Day & Review – The Family You Make, Jill Shalvis

January 11, 2022 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By

 

Beloved New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis begins a new series–Sunrise Cove–set near beautiful Lake Tahoe, with a heartwarming story of found family and love.

During the snowstorm of the century Levi Cutler is stranded on a ski lift with a beautiful stranger named Jane. After strong winds hurl the gondola in front of them into the ground, Levi calls his parents to prepare them for the worst…but can’t bring himself to say goodbye. Instead, wanting to fulfill his mother’s lifelong wish, he impulsively tells her he’s happily settled and Jane is his girlfriend–right before his phone dies.

But Levi and Jane do not.

Now Levi’s family is desperate to meet “The One.” Though Jane agrees to be his pretend girlfriend for just one dinner, she’s nervous. After a traumatic childhood, Jane isn’t sure she knows how to be around a tight-knit family that cherishes one another. She’s terrified, and a little jealous. But an unexpected series of events and a host of new friends soon show Jane that perhaps this is the life she was always meant to have.

As Jane and Levi spend more time together, pretend feelings quickly turn into real ones. Now all Jane has to do is admit to herself she can’t live without the man she’s fallen in love with and the family she has always dreamed of.

 

Get your copy now: https://www.jillshalvis.com/the-family-you-make

 

Kara's Review

5 out of 5 stars

The Family You Make is the first book in a new series, Sunrise Cove, by Jill Shalvis. I always love when my favorite authors start new series’ for me to love with new characters and new settings. Levi and Jane meet during a snowstorm that’s bad enough for them to think they aren’t going to make it out alive. Levi can’t bring himself to say goodbye to his mom so he tell her Jane is his girlfriend. When the snow settles Jane agrees to one dinner as his pretend girlfriend. She doesn’t do relationships. She’s a traveling nurse and by choice doesn’t spend too much time in one place. Levi is back home temporarily, but the more he’s around his family and the place he grew up the more he thinks it’s time to come home. Jane doesn’t realize she actually has friends who are more like family in Sunrise Cove because she didn’t grow up knowing what a family was really like. After spending time with Levi’s and more time with her friend and roommate, she realizes the things she really wants in life. Love, home, happiness. Her best friend Charlotte and Levi’s childhood friend, Mateo also have a side story that I loved. I was quickly invested in all the characters and enjoyed the start to the series. Looking forward to the rest!

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Release Day Blitz & Reviews – Baden, Sawyer Bennett

January 11, 2022 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By

Baden (Pittsburgh Titans, Book 1)
Sawyer Bennett
Release Date: January 11, 2022

 

Synopsis:

After suffering a horrific injury that threatens to end his career, Baden Oulett is about to learn that sometimes a fresh start is just what the doctor ordered.

I worked my whole life to achieve one goal—play professional hockey. As part of the defending Cup champion Arizona Vengeance, I was living my dream until one split second decision destroyed it all. Instead of lacing up my skates and hitting the ice, I’ve spent my days in rehab and physical therapy just so I could walk again. When a coaching opportunity with the Pittsburgh Titans is presented to me, I find myself with a career I had never considered but which allows me to continue being part of the sport that I love.

While my injuries are physical, the same can’t be said for the woman I rescued. Suffering from wounds that can’t be seen, Sophie Winters has withdrawn from the world in fear and guilt. I didn’t know Sophie before that fateful night and have only met her once since, but I refuse to let her face her demons alone. Determined to be a friend, I support Sophie in the only way I know how… by simply being there.

Through our shared trauma, Sophie and I begin to find peace within one another. As we grow closer, what started as friendship becomes more intimate until our broken pieces become one. But can a love born of anguish endure, or will the pain of our past prove too much to overcome?

Download Baden (Pittsburgh Titans, Book #1):

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Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Baden is the first book in the Pittsburgh Titans series by Sawyer Bennett. If you read the Arizona Vengeance series then you have met Baden Outlett, their backup goalie. I have been waiting for his story, I knew it would both be an emotional one and worth the wait. I was right on both accounts.

 

Baden’s life changed seven months ago when he was nearly killed saving a stranger in an alley. Since then he has gone through hell getting back to his feet. Literally. He had to learn how to walk again and with determination, support, and strength he has. Then tragedy hits and he has to make a decision. To be a goalie couch in Pittsburgh or work even harder to get back on the ice. It’s not an easy decision but a fresh start might be exactly what he needs. What he doesn’t expect is that he made the best decision of his life…

 

Sophie’s life changed that night seven months ago when she was attacked. She now lives in fear but working on toward crushing it. Slowly. She feels guilty. She feels sacred. She has nightmares and anxiety attacks. Then one day, he shows up. Baden and he is standing. Not in a wheelchair like she thought he always would be. And he isn’t angry. He is happy to see her. He wants to help her get out of her comfort zone. Can he prove to her that she is the strong, beautiful, and badass woman who he sees?

 

I absolutely loved these two! They were brought together by violent night but it was that night that tied them together. A connection. And when he moves to Pittsburgh it’s fate that brings them together again. They didn’t know each other and now they have that opportunity and it means everything to them. It was where they were meant to be.

 

This was a wonderful start to a new series! The players are building a new team during a very difficult time. They are going through so many emotions and that brings on all the feels within me. I can’t wait for the next book, and the next, and the next.

 

Quotes:

 

“We’re going to be good friends, Sophie,” I assure her. “I’ve come a long way from that awful night, and I’m not going to leave you behind.”

 

Sophie Winters is becoming a mind-fuck, but not in a bad way. Just in a way I hadn’t expected.

 

Kara's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Baden is the first book in the new series, Pittsburgh Titans, by Sawyer Bennett. I haven’t been this excited about a new series in a long, long time. We know Baden, we love Baden. Our hearts broke for him and now my heart is so happy that we are getting his story. And that it’s leading us into a new hockey series by one of the best hockey romance writers out there! Baden has been through so much and is mostly recovered after saving Sophie’s life. He now has an opportunity to be a coach in a new city. If he can’t play hockey anymore, coaching will keep him on the ice. Now that Baden and Sophie are in the same city, Baden knows he needs her in his life as much as she needs him. They went through something extraordinary together and only they can understand. What starts out as friendship leads to something more. Something deep. Meaningful and true. I have been waiting for Baden’s story and was hoping he would end up with Sophie. Their story started out tragic, but ended in true friendship and love. I really loved it and couldn’t contain my excitement for the series as we were introduced to all the new players. Already looking forward to Stone’s story!!

Audio: I had the absolute pleasure to listen to this amazing story. Aiden Snow and Lessa Lamb were fantastic. I’m a huge fan if Aiden’s but this was my first Lessa listen and I really enjoyed her. Aiden’s voice was perfect for Baden. Emotional, sexy, fun. He is always a go-to narrator for me. Lessa really brought out the emotion and personality of Sophie and they made the perfect pairing.

 

About the Author:

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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Release Blitz & 6 Heart Reviews – The Summer Proposal, Vi Keeland

January 10, 2022 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By

 

Title: The Summer Proposal
Author: Vi Keeland
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 10, 2022

 

BLURB

 

The first time I met Max Yearwood was on a blind date.

 

Max was insanely gorgeous, funny, and our chemistry was off the charts. He also had the biggest dimples I’d ever laid eyes on.
Exactly what I needed after my breakup.

 

Or so I thought…

 

Until my real date arrived.
Turned out, Max wasn’t who I was there to meet. He only pretended to be until my real date showed up.
To say I was disappointed would be an understatement.
Before he left, he slipped me a ticket to a hockey game a few blocks away, in case things didn’t work out on my actual date.
I tossed the ticket into my purse and went about trying to enjoy the man I was supposed to meet.
But my real blind date and I had no connection.
So on my way home, I decided to take a chance and stop by the game.
When I arrived, the seat next to me was empty.
Disappointed again, I decided to leave at the end of the period.
Just before the buzzer, one of the teams scored, and the entire arena went crazy.
A player’s face flashed up on the Jumbotron. He was wearing a helmet, but I froze when he smiled.
You guessed it: Dimples.
Apparently, my fake blind date hadn’t invited me to watch hockey with him, he’d invited me to watch him play.
And so began my adventure with Max Yearwood.
He was everything I needed at the time—fun, sexy, up for anything, and only around for a few months since he’d signed with a new team three-thousand miles away.
Max proposed we spend the summer helping me forget my ex. It sounded like a good plan. Things couldn’t get too serious when we had an expiration date. Right?
Though, you know what they say about the best-laid plans.

 

 

 

PURCHASE LINKS

The Summer Proposal is Vi Keeland’s newest standalone romance! This is one of my favorite books, if not my actual favorite from Vi. Max is everything we want in a hero. Sexy, funny, determined, smart, dedicated and a little dirty. Add in that he plays hockey and has to-die-for dimples and I was in love with him the second I met him. Sometimes a book just hits you at the right time and gives you want you need. A fun, summer romance between a confident hockey player who loves to have fun and a brilliant businesswoman who thinks too much. I felt every emotion while reading their story. I laughed, smiled, got hot and bothered, cried, laughed and cried some more. When Max pretends to be Georgia’s blind date, she has no idea that her life will be forever changed. He’s not just handsome as sin, he’s fun and nice and sweet. She needs to let loose and relax and he proposes they spend the summer just enjoying each other and doing things together that bring them joy. I was so invested in their love story that I didn’t even want to stop reading to sleep! Max’s feelings for Georgia were evident in everything he did and said and even though she struggled with every decision in her life, being with Max was easy and perfect. What if they could continue past the summer? Would Georgia be willing to put her heart on the line again? The more time Max spends with Georgia, the more he realizes she’s perfect for him. He wants to love and protect her but can he do both? I. Loved. These. Two. So. Much! Vi continues to amaze me by giving us new, fresh and exciting characters with big hearts, dirty mouths and real depth. Max is one of those men who we all wish were real and aren’t afraid to admit it. Sometimes fictional characters just burrow their way into you heart and Max and Georgia did that to me! I won’t be forgetting this story anytime soon and I’m extremely happy about that!

 

Sandra's Review

My first SIX stars book of 2022!! Holy. Fucking. Wow!

 

The Summer Proposal is Vi Keeland’s newest masterpiece. Perfection. An emotional ride full of twists, turns, laughter, flirt, and love, and letting go. I don’t want to spoil too much so I will try to make this fast.

 

Georgia’s love life was a complicated one. She didn’t even want to go on a blind date but it turned out to be an epic one. She felt the chemistry immediately, the man was downright hot, funny, flirty, and sweet. It was perfect until he walked in. Her real date. Fast-forward about an hour later and she ends up using the ticket to the hockey game her fake date left in her pocket. It was not something she would usually do. She was not spontaneous but fate was working overtime. He wasn’t a fan of the game, he was the one fans were rooting for. Max Yearwood, one of the hottest and most talented players in the NHL. This is the start of an unforgettable summer…

 

Max had his faults. Georgia had hers too. They knew them. They accepted them. Their lives were both going to change at summer’s end so they made the proposal of having the summer to be free. To have fun. To be spontaneous. To live. To just be. No strings attached fun. It was exactly what they needed until…

 

My name is Sandra and I am in love with a fictional character. Max is everything. I am obsessed. He is so fucking sweet, hilarious, shameless, protective, strong and knows exactly when to bring his alpha out. Swoon. I also have a crush on Georgia. She is confused but knows it. She is also sweet, witty, smart, and so fun when she lets go. Together, they are crazy fun.

 

Overall, it is my favorite Vi book! It made me laugh so hard, cry even harder, and swoon! Sometimes all in the same scene. It’s hard to put into words how much I loved it.

 

P.S. I know it wasn’t fast. If you follow my reviews you knew it wouldn’t be. Lol.

 

Quotes:

 

“Can you actually hula hoop?”

He winked. “Only naked. You wanna see?”

The smile on my face widened. “I’ll take your word for it.”

“Shame.”

 

“No strings attached, right?”

He winked. “The only string might be one I use to tie you up.”

 

He kissed me like we were the only two people in the world, even standing on a busy Manhattan street, like he had to kiss me, rather than wanted to.

 

 

AUTHOR BIO

 

Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over a hundred Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twenty-five languages. 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.
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Blog Tour, Review & Excerpt – Scared to Love, Siobhan Davis

December 31, 2021 | Posted in Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review | By

It can’t work.

She’s too broken.a

He’s too young.

Scared to Love, an all-new angst-filled dark mafia romance set from USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Siobhan Davis, is available now!

A new dark mafia friends-to-lovers romance from USA Today & Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Siobhan Davis. Serena has felt trapped her entire life, living a lie because it was demanded of her. Years of torture at the hands of her sadistic husband have left her battered and bruised, but not defeated. She needs to stay strong for her children, and she’s determined to reset her future. The future she has all thanks to Alessandro. He saved her that fateful night when her husband died, and he continues to save her as she struggles to piece her life back together. Yet the closer they get, the more it terrifies her because no man has ever made her feel like this. It can’t work. She’s too broken. He’s too young. And she’ll never trust a made man again. Women never get under Alesso’s skin—until Serena. They share an intense connection that can’t be ignored, no matter how hard she tries to push him away. He knows she’s scared. He is too, but she’s worth the risk. Alesso vows to be patient, until danger resurfaces and now all bets are off. Serena needs to understand how much she means to him and he will do everything to protect her. The situation grows more tense as the DeLucas plot against Bennett Mazzone and the surviving mafia heirs. But Alesso will lay down his life before he lets Serena get hurt again. Now his walls are lowered, the gloves are off, and he’ll do whatever it takes to keep her safe. Even if it means letting her go. This is a full-length 105k-word novel with NO cliff-hanger and an HEA, set in the Mazzone Mafia world. This is the third and final book in this series. For readers who enjoy friends-to-lovers, second chance, reverse age-gap, dark mafia romance. May contain triggers – please read the note at the start of the book.

Download your copy today! FREE in Kindle Unlimited Amazon: https://amzn.to/3mfzcwv Amazon Worldwide: https://mybook.to/scaredtolove Add Scared to Love to Goodreads→ https://bit.ly/3FDI1bR Start the series with Condemned to Love→ http://mybook.to/condemnedtolove



Sandra's Review
5 out of 5 stars

Scared to Love is the third and final book in the Mazzone Mafia series by Siobhan Davis. Each book can be read as standalone but I HIGHLY recommend reading them in order since they all tie together. I love mafia and I love Siobhan so I am crazy about this series. It’s never boring with this family…

 

Serena’s life has been hell over the last twelve years. The only light in her life is her children. Her bastard of a husband tried to break her down daily and when he is killed she is relieved. It doesn’t mean she is safe, she is mafia after-all but she feels safer with her sister Sierra and her husband Ben. And him. Alessandro. A man who saved her once. A man who she trusts with her life. A man she could fall for if she wasn’t so broken. She believed he deserved a woman who wasn’t damaged and has a houseful of baggage. It really didn’t matter either way, she wasn’t ready and may never be for a man like him. What she doesn’t see is what he sees, a badass woman who could bring him to his knees and he wouldn’t even fight it…

 

But before he can prove it they first need to survive the unexpected. 

 

Holy twists, Batman! I absolutely love the way Siobhan’s mind works. The darkness. The twists. The angst. The chemistry. The connection. And the characters are truly badass in all the ways. I loved watching Serena’s journey and Alesso’s too. They both have scars inside and out. Together, I could feel their deep connection and I loved that Alesso is so swoony and doesn’t care who knows it. It was awesome to catch up with the rest of the family #FamilyGoals. I can’t wait for what Siobhan has planned for us next. 

 

Quotes: 

 

“You are so beautiful, Serena. Your legs are the stuff of dreams. Your body the ammunition for all my fantasies.”

 

“If you’re not my ally, you’re my enemy.”

 

“Fuck, he’s got it bad.” Leo jokes with Ben. 

“Fuck you. You are both every bit as whipped as I am.”

“Truth,” they say at the same time.

 

**I voluntarily reviewed this book after received an advanced copy. 

 

Excerpt  ALESSO  She slams to a halt, turning to face me. “I would never deliberately deceive you. That’s not who I am.” Fire underscores her tone, and I like hearing it.  “I didn’t mean it that way. I know who you are.”  The saddest expression washes over her features. “If that was true, you wouldn’t be standing here with me now. You wouldn’t be spending time with me each day. You would run a mile if you realized exactly who I am.”  I risk stepping a little closer. “I have known you long enough to know the kind of woman you are, Serena. I’d like to think you’ve known me long enough to know you could tell me anything, and it wouldn’t scare me away.” Reaching out slowly, I take her gloved hands in my bare ones. “I spend time with you because I enjoy it. I want to get to know you better. I want to support you as you deal with the things you need to deal with.”  “Why me? I’m too old. Too broken. I have kids. I come with so much baggage I’m completely weighted down with it. I—”  I can’t listen to her beat herself up any longer, so I place two fingers over her mouth, quietly shushing her as I prepare to negate each of her concerns. “One. You’re not too old, and I’m not too young. Age is just a number, and I refuse to allow stupid societal norms to dictate who I spend my time with or categorize the nature of that relationship. Two. Broken is subjective, and we all have our broken parts, but guess what?” I move my fingers from her lips to her cheeks, silently rejoicing when she doesn’t flinch or shy away. “Broken parts can be glued back together. Three, I adore your kids, and they are the cherry on top. And four, every single person in the world has some kind of baggage. It’s called life.”  Tears glisten in her eyes, spilling onto her cheeks. “You’re not real,” she whispers. “You can’t be.”  My heart aches for her because I see the mistrust and disbelief in her eyes. “I’m real, Rena.” Taking her hand, I slip it under my coat and over my shirt-covered chest, where my heart is currently jumping cartwheels in honor of her presence. “I’m as real as it gets.”  Copyright © Siobhan Davis 2021

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. Connect with Siobhan Subscribe to romance newsletter:http://smarturl.it/KennedyBoysList Amazon Author Page:http://smarturl.it/SiobhanDavisAmazon Website:http://smarturl.it/SiobhanDavisWebsite Goodreads:http://smarturl.it/SiobhanGoodreads Facebook page:http://smarturl.it/SiobhanDavisFacebook Facebook group: https://smarturl.it/SiobhanSquad Instagram: https://smarturl.it/SiobhanInstagram TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@siobhandavisauthor BookBub:http://smarturl.it/SiobhanDavisBookbub

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Blog Tour, Excerpt & Reviews – It’s Complicated, Kindle Alexander

December 17, 2021 | Posted in Blog Tour, Review | By

Title: It’s Complicated
Author: Kindle Alexander
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: December 7, 2021
Cover Design: Reese Dante

 

“When looking for that love story that has all the feels and more, grab It’s Complicated. Every word is brilliantly-written and the myriad of emotions you’ll encounter will fill your soul like nothing else. 5++++++ stars all the way!” – emjaylovestoread

 

 

“No one gives us MM love stories like the very talented writing duo of Kindle Alexander and It’s Complicated lived up to all my expectations and so much more.” – Jackie Wright, Thelma and Louise Book Blog

 

 

“Whenever I pick up a book written by Kindle Alexander I know I am going to be reading a book that will draw many varied emotions from me; It’s Complicated was no exception. The characters have a great deal of depth and I fell hard for both Julian Cullen and Beckett St Clair.” – Erin Lewis, Thelma and Louise Book Blog

 

Nightclub manager Julian Cullen runs Reservations with impeccable precision and a deep sense of pride. But repressed memories from his abduction two years ago surface, leaving him struggling emotionally. Julian vows to reclaim his previous life but doesn’t factor in the biggest distraction of all: the handsome cowboy hanging around the club intent on gaining his attention.

 

Entrepreneur Beckett St. Clair built an industry-leading survivalist training company through hard work and dedication. The tough as nails outdoorsman can navigate any situation or so he thinks…When a chance encounter with a guarded night club manager leaves him tumbling head over heels into uncharted territory.
One man is lost to his past, the other dreams of a future.
Both men will soon find out love is never easy…it’s complicated.

 

5 out of 5 stars
It’s Complicated is the second book in the Reservations series by Kindle Alexander. You can read as standalone but I do recommend reading Reservations since that is where you meet Julian for the first time and get more of his background story. 

It has been two years since the attack and Julian was living his life now as Reservations’ manager. He never expected this life but after the abduction he couldn’t go back to his old life. He hasn’t even been with a man since that night, he was ready. He was never into relationships and with trust being his biggest issue he doesn’t see a future with another man in it. He life was all business. Then he walks into the club. A cowboy and he wants to dance. This three dances were one step closer but it isn’t enough. The Marlboro Man didn’t leave his thoughts though so when he sees him again he is smitten. 

Beckett wanted him the moment he laid eyes on Julian. He had fought for years over his attraction to men. It is why he went to Reservations, he wanted a safe place to meet men. The only man he sees is Julian so when the opportunity to get closer to him comes, he takes it. Julian isn’t happy about it but Beckett is no quitter. He wants to know the man. The man inside the confident yet reserved man. He wants to know who hurt him. He wants to protect him and help him heal. Can he prove to Julian he can trust him? 

These two are complete opposites but it works. I loved seeing them both grow. Julian has scars and Beckett wants to show him that they don’t take away his beauty. It’s within and he is worth it. 

Quotes: 

“You’re definitely persistent. Trust me, Marlboro Man, you don’t want to rope me. I’m not what you’re looking for. Go find yourself another stud to lasso.”

“Your face is so expressive, but I have no idea what you’re thinking,” Beckett said tenderly, running his fingers through Julian’s hair.

“I seriously don’t get that nickname. I don’t even smoke.”

5 out of 5 stars
It’s Complicated is the second book in the Reservations series by Kindle Alexander. You can read as standalone but I do recommend reading Reservations since that is where you meet Julian for the first time and get more of his background story. 

It has been two years since the attack and Julian was living his life now as Reservations’ manager. He never expected this life but after the abduction he couldn’t go back to his old life. He hasn’t even been with a man since that night, he was ready. He was never into relationships and with trust being his biggest issue he doesn’t see a future with another man in it. He life was all business. Then he walks into the club. A cowboy and he wants to dance. This three dances were one step closer but it isn’t enough. The Marlboro Man didn’t leave his thoughts though so when he sees him again he is smitten. 

Beckett wanted him the moment he laid eyes on Julian. He had fought for years over his attraction to men. It is why he went to Reservations, he wanted a safe place to meet men. The only man he sees is Julian so when the opportunity to get closer to him comes, he takes it. Julian isn’t happy about it but Beckett is no quitter. He wants to know the man. The man inside the confident yet reserved man. He wants to know who hurt him. He wants to protect him and help him heal. Can he prove to Julian he can trust him? 

These two are complete opposites but it works. I loved seeing them both grow. Julian has scars and Beckett wants to show him that they don’t take away his beauty. It’s within and he is worth it. 

Quotes: 

“You’re definitely persistent. Trust me, Marlboro Man, you don’t want to rope me. I’m not what you’re looking for. Go find yourself another stud to lasso.”

“Your face is so expressive, but I have no idea what you’re thinking,” Beckett said tenderly, running his fingers through Julian’s hair.

“I seriously don’t get that nickname. I don’t even smoke.”

 

“I’m being asked if table thirty-three can incorporate thirty-four into their party.”

Julian looked over to see a crowd of men gathered around the larger high-boy table. “No, give it some time. St. Clair’s a good customer. Get some barstools from the back, and let’s see if he arrives.”

“Hey, Julian. Have we heard from thirty-four? Is he coming in tonight?” Remington, another waiter, asked from about the midway point down the bar where he loaded his tray with cocktail glasses. “One of my guests wants to know.”

“Who wants to know?” Julian looked over to Remington’s section of tables as if a large red arrow would point him out.

“The older guy at table twenty-seven.”

Julian’s gaze locked on that table. All the men looked older, sophisticated, well put together, and handsome. Damn.

“Which one?” Julian asked.

“The older one,” Remington repeated, then turned with his tray full of drinks in his hand. “Is he coming tonight?”

So, the Marlboro Man had built a fan club involving more than just the club’s waiters and bartenders. Julian’s possessive side stood on guard. “We’re holding the table for him, but he’s late.”

Julian dug into the salad with his fork, stuffing a big bite into his mouth, and reached for the untouched glass of water nearby. He chomped out his frustration that the big, tall cowboy hat wearing mystery man was building some possible hookups.

Julian had watched as Beckett sat alone for hours at his table until some of the waiters were cut from their shifts and ended up joining the guy. Beckett had become a welcome patron in the club and his table a safe place for most of the guys who worked for Reservations to gather.

No, Julian hadn’t missed all the long lingering looks Beckett tossed his way. He liked the way Beckett watched him. Those intriguing brown eyes and that appealing gaze. Beckett was all man, every single inch of him. He knew that for a fact because he’d rubbed himself against all that masculinity when they’d danced.

An unexpected sensation had Julian dropping the fork in his hand to the plate, his gaze lowering to his trouser-covered cock. Holy hell, the way it plumped painfully against his zipper had his heart thumping wildly in his chest. The damn thing did, in fact, work. How long had it been since he’d grown hard? He couldn’t remember. Tears of happiness sprung to his eyes, making him fight to swallow the lump forming in his throat. Damn, it felt good.

How much had he had to drink? Regardless of his actions over the last few days, Julian had given up alcohol. Should he have been drinking this whole time?

“Boss, you good?” Ricco tapped the edge of the bar to gain Julian’s attention.

He paid the bartender no heed, not wanting to lose this moment. Julian had only had two cocktails over the last couple of hours. That meant he was practically sober, yet his cock was working again for the first time in a long while.

Under Ricco’s intense scrutiny, Julian’s cock deflated. He closed his eyes, bringing forth images of Beckett sitting alone at his table, rarely speaking to anyone. Every single time Beckett showed up or planned to leave for the night, his gaze sought out Julian. No matter how hard Julian fought the urge to turn Beckett’s way he eventually would turn, helpless to do anything but.

Beckett would smile and touch the brim of his hat. Fuck, what a sexy move. Beckett’s strong jaw and full lips, his dark tanned skin… Julian’s dick swelled at warp speed.

Hell yeah. Julian was helpless to stop the tear that built enough steam to trickle down his cheek. This had to mean he was healing, right?

“Julian. You good?”

He opened his eyes, prepared to share with Ricco exactly why he was great right now. His hand reached to wipe away the tear when the unique scent of outdoors, sunshine, and exotic spices hit his senses. Unmistakably Beckett. He looked over to see an expansive masculine chest and broad shoulders leaning into him as Beckett busted a move to avoid a collision with one of the busboys.

Julian lifted his gaze. Of course, he held all of Beckett’s undivided attention. They locked gazes for one, maybe two long seconds, before Ricco’s hand slapped down hard on the bar top, pulling Julian’s gaze toward Ricco.

“What?” He said the word with maybe three syllables of frustration.

Ricco showed zero cares about Julian’s obvious annoyance “Are. You. Goooda?”

“Mind your business. Concentrate on the job you’re being paid to do.” Julian motioned to the line of waiters standing at the bar, waiting for their drinks. But even that only held his attention for the briefest of moments before he happily lowered his gaze again to his dick. The damn thing was rigidly hard, straining against his form-hugging pants. Holy fuck. The relief was staggering.

Julian dropped his head between his shoulder blades, thanking the universe for this blessing.

“Mr. St. Clair, we were getting worried about you,” Ricco said.

“Call me Beckett.” The rich masculine timbre held hints of a deeply cultured southern accent, drawing Julian’s gaze to Beckett once again.

“A guy at one of Remington’s tables wants to buy your drinks tonight,” Ricco said to Beckett as he started to pour again. “He asked me to see if you’re interested when you came in.”

Julian’s head dropped forward; he couldn’t help his astonished stare. He got caught up in Beckett’s new look. Julian’s gaze narrowed to Beckett, admiring how he wore the hugely popular suit with the athletic cut. Beckett looked fashionable in a style that accented every one of his masculine curves and edges. He was clean-shaven with his hair styled and pushed back off his forehead. No cowboy hat to be found anywhere.

“Which table?” Beckett asked and turned toward the grouping of tables. His body angled to look where Remington pointed to a group of three men. Julian looked down the length of Beckett’s long body. He wasn’t wearing boots tonight or a tie. Instead, his collar was unbuttoned with a small amount of fur peaking from the opening. The look suited him. Julian’s fingers twitched to run over the man’s exposed skin. He’d bet Beckett had the same dark tan all the way down that expansive chest.

Beckett was mouthwateringly gorgeous in this new look. Who would have known the man could be even more handsome than Julian remembered?

Tonight, the man held an air of confidence that he didn’t usually have. Beckett lifted a hand to the men, grinned a sultry smile, and turned back to Ricco. “Buy his next round on me and tell him thank you, I’m flattered, but I’ve got my eye on someone else tonight.”

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

Best Selling Author Kindle Alexander is an innovative writer, and a genre-crosser who writes classic fantasy, romance, suspense, and erotica in both the male/male and male/female genres. It’s always a surprise to see what’s coming next!
I live in the suburbs of Dallas where it’s true, the only thing bigger than an over active imagination, may be women’s hair!
Usually, I try for funny. Humor is a major part of my life – I love to laugh, and it seems to be the thing I do in most situations – regardless of the situation, but jokes are a tricky deal… I don’t want to offend anyone and jokes tend to offend. So instead I’m going to tell you about Kindle
I tragically lost my sixteen year old daughter to a drunk driver. She had just been at home, it was early in the night and I heard the accident happen. I’ll never forget that moment. The sirens were immediate and something inside me just knew. I left my house, drove straight to the accident on nothing more than instinct. I got to be there when my little girl died – weirdly, I consider that a true gift from above. She didn’t have to be alone.
That time in my life was terrible. It’s everything you think it would be times about a billion. I love that kid. I loved being her mother and I loved watching her grow into this incredibly beautiful person, both inside and out. She was such a gift to me. To have it all ripped away so suddenly broke me.
Her name was Kindle. Honest to goodness – it was her name and she died a few weeks before Amazon released their brand new Kindle ereader. She had no idea it was coming out and she would have finally gotten her name on something! Try finding a ruler with the name Kindle on it.. It never happened.
Through the course of that crippling event I was lucky enough to begin to write with a dear friend in the fan fiction world of Facebook. She got me through those dark days with her unwavering support and friendship. There wasn’t a time she wasn’t there for me. Sometimes together and sometimes by myself, we built a world where Kindle lives and stands for peace, love and harmony. It’s its own kind of support group. I know without question I wouldn’t be here today without her.

Find out more by visiting www.kindlealexander.com or email me at kindle@kindlealexander.com

 

 

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Release Day – My Summer in Seoul, Rachel Van Dyken

December 14, 2021 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By

My Summer In Seoul by Rachel Van Dyken is now live!

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken comes a standalone new adult romance set in the competitive world of K-pop.

It’s not all K-dramas and happily ever afters. Intern with Korea’s number one record label? Yes, please. Find out there’s a huge scandal I need to help “manage”… not so much. Add in the fact that I don’t recognize the “superstars” of the label and think they’re interns… And my dream job quickly becomes more of a nightmare. But I’m in Seoul, the one place that is beginning to feel more and more like home… Except it isn’t home, and the drama surrounding the biggest K-pop group in the world, SWT, is consuming my every moment. Spoiler alert. They hate me. Everything I do is wrong: wrong clothes, wrong honorifics, wrong manners. Till the leader of SWT takes pity on me. But pity is dangerous when it comes from someone as beautiful as him. Every SWT member is gorgeous, perfect, and cultivated to be an idol… lethal to a girl’s heart. And sanity. But fame plus a perfect face and voice don’t equal an easy life. As their comeback nears, the stakes rise higher. Suicide watch… Angry fans… Threats… All I want to do is survive. But the price for survival might mean losing my heart. And like a character in a K-drama, I’m not sure if there will be an actual happily ever after… Or simply a lesson learned.

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Meet Rachel

Rachel Van Dyken is the #1 New York Times Bestselling, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of over 90 books ranging from contemporary romance to paranormal. With over four million copies sold, she’s been featured in Forbes, US Weekly, and USA Today. Her books have been translated in more than 15 countries. She was one of the first romance authors to have a Kindle in Motion book through Amazon publishing and continues to strive to be on the cutting edge of the reader experience. She keeps her home in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, adorable sons, naked cat, and two dogs. For more information about her books and upcoming events, visit www.RachelVanDykenauthor.com

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Release Day & Review – Code Name: Disavowed, Sawyer Bennett

December 14, 2021 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By

Code Name: Disavowed (Jameson Force Security, Book #8)
Sawyer Bennett
Release Date: December 14, 2021

 

Synopsis:

Life works in mysterious ways. Jameson Force Security has just received notice of a disavowed CIA agent in need of rescue in Central America. My blood runs cold when I learn that agent is none other than Greer Hathaway—my former fiancée.

Having gone our separate ways more than a decade ago, I still have bitter feelings toward Greer and the demise of our relationship. Those feelings don’t change the fact that I loved her more than anything, so I’m on the next flight out to embark on a rescue mission. Besides, Greer once saved my life, so now it’s time to return the favor and put her firmly in my past.

Face-to-face for the first time since ending our engagement, Greer and I are left with not only anger, unanswered questions and regrets, but also the undeniable chemistry we apparently still have. Will the promise of a new future together be enough, or will the same obstacles tear us apart again?
 

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Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Code Name: Disavowed is the eighth book in the Jameson Force Security series by Sawyer Bennett. You can read each book as standalone but I highly recommend reading the series since each book is unique and tied together. Ladd is one of the newer agents at Jameson and he is complete badass and I love that he is forty!

Greer is f*cked. She was being held against her will after being caught sneaking around an arm’s dealers home. She had been working undercover for months and now totally f*cked until he shows up. The last man she thought she would ever see again. Ladd McDermott. Her ex-fiancée and the only man she has ever loved. A man she walked away from twelve years ago and he never went after her.

When Ladd saw her picture at Jameson as a CIA agent in danger, he didn’t hesitate. He was going in. He didn’t want to see her ever again but this would make them even. What he didn’t expect was how much chemistry was still between them. He didn’t want to want her. It was there but they have their own lives in different states. It was over once again until…

That’s all I can say about that but I can say the story is full of action in and out of the bedroom. These two are badass and have a past that needs to be discussed so they can work together. I am excited about what is up next in the series!

 

 

 

About the Author:

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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Release Day & Review – Shelter, Kristen Proby

December 14, 2021 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By

Shelter by Kristen Proby is now live!

A small town, close proximity romance from New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Kristen Proby.

Remi Carter has survived her fifteen minutes of fame and is putting LA in her rearview mirror. As a former reality show contestant, she’s trading staged expeditions and faked wilderness tours for real adventures. Only one fluke storm in Glacier National Park has her stranded with a handsome man, and adventure takes on a whole new meaning. Seth King is as rugged and sexy as he is annoyed to be trapped with Remi. Probably because she ghosted him at the local bar not three days ago. But she’s got her reasons for ditching him, and twenty-four hours in an abandoned Montana cabin with the wildlife biologist isn’t nearly enough time to explain. As tempting as he is by firelight, she’s been burned too many times. Except one day together and suddenly her travel van doesn’t hold as much appeal. The open road feels lonely. Remi’s about to learn that shelter is more than a safe place to weather a storm. Shelter might just be the man himself. If he can give her a reason to stay.

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Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Shelter is the second book in the Heroes of Big Sky series by Kristen Proby. You can read it as standalone but I do recommend reading at least Courage first. It is also part of the Big Sky Universe so if you have read any of them you will be seeing so many past characters. If not, then you will want to know more about their stories! I was so excited when I found out this was Seth’s story.   Seth didn’t have an easy childhood, at all. Then he came to live with his father’s parents and his uncle in Cunningham Falls. That is a whole other story but it is part of him. Now, he is closing in on thirty, lives on family property, works as a ranger and loving the bachelor life. He loves his family fiercely but he doesn’t see himself married with children. Ever. One night out and he meets a woman livin’ the van life. Then she ghosts him…   Remi is traveling in her van around the country after living in front of the camera for the last decade. She has nothing that ties her down. She just wants to live her life and she doesn’t see love in the future. Hiking…yes. So she does just that and ends up stuck in a chalet with the man she walked away from just a few nights ago. She likes him, she really does. Who wouldn’t. He is delicious, protective, and sweet when he wants to be and loves the outdoors. One night with him and she knows she is in trouble.   I can’t get into it too much more but I can say that I loved their banter, passion, and humor. I felt their connection from beginning to end. I so, so, so loved all the cameos. His family is what #FamilyGoals is all about. I have read most of Kristen’s books and I know I say this all the time with her but it might be my favorite. Lol.   Quotes:   “Did you bring me up to this chalet and arrange for a snowstorm so you could take advantage of me?” I bark out a laugh. “I’m not that damn creative.”   “Well, that’s just stupid. I’m a planner, Seth.” “Says the woman who’s been living by the seat of her pants in a van for several months.” I narrow my eyes. “But I planned it.” “You planned the spontaneity?” “Yes. Sort of. Stop confusing me.”   “Wake up.” Seth kisses my cheek and then my shoulder. “What time is it?” “It’s about three,” he whispers. “And I have something to show you.” “I’ve seen it. And while it’s impressive, I’m tired, Seth. Let a girl sleep.”  
 
 

Meet Kristen

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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New Release & Reviews – Resolution, Adriana Locke

December 13, 2021 | Posted in New Release, Review | By

From USA Today Bestselling author Adriana Locke comes a workplace romance between a grumpy, alpha architect and his new client—who just so happens to have the blueprint to bring him to his knees.

Romance is not in Wade Mason’s portfolio.
This is tragic. It’s unfair that a man so maddeningly gorgeous—an architect with a deliciously squarish jaw, adorably dimpled chin, and the hottest black glasses that straddle the line between professional and provocative—rebukes all things love.
I knew this well before I walked into his office.
The man is a conundrum—a complicated, steel-wall of a puzzle. On one hand, he brushes against me in the conference room with a broodiness that sets me on fire. He demands in-person meetings nearly every day about the house we’re working on together. I catch him watching me out of the corner of his eye with a look that’s anything but platonic. But any talk of hook-ups, love, or relationships—even in general? Completely off the table.
I’m determined to peel back his layers until I get to the bottom of the mysterious businessman. But my plan is foiled by a surprise that leaves both of us reeling. Neither of us see it coming but it changes everything … forever.

 

 

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Kara's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Resolution is the fifth book in the Mason Family series by Adriana Locke. I’ve been waiting for Wade (my favorite Mason) and he was everything I wanted him to be and more. I knew it was going to take a strong, sassy woman to bring him to his knees. We’ve gotten to know a little about Wade over the series and there was just something about him that called to me. The brooding, sexy, suit wearing, bespectacled architect, pulled at something inside me. He’s a total jerk. He actively tries to get out of seeing his family and he’s honest to a fault. But the people who know him best are never swayed by his harshness. They know he loves them. They know he’ll always be there for them, but he won’t do so without a little attitude. When he meets Dara, a new client, somehow he knows his life will never be the same. He puts up his strongest walls, makes the most nonchalant face he can muster, but Dara is not deterred. She even hugs him (gasp!) Turns out they knew each other in college and she might have had a little crush. Dara doesn’t buy into Wade’s “I hate everyone” schtick. She’s going to sass him right into a heartfelt smile if it kills her. But whoa! She wasn’t expecting that smile. She’s totally done for. They both tried to pretend they were only friends, but once Wade decides he has to have her, all bets are off. One taste and nothing will ever be the same. Dara even fits with his crazy family. The only one who doesn’t instantly love her is Rosie, because Wade is hers. Wade and Dara are a perfect fit. She softens his edges. Gives him a reason to breathe and allows him to be himself. She calls him on his crap but also shares her heart with him. It’s a beautiful love story full of lust, banter, family, friends, loss and pain. And I loved every minute of it. Wade is one of my all-time favorite characters of Adriana’s and he lived up to everything I imagined he would be. Dara is the perfect heroine. She’s strong, smart, talented, sassy and stands up for herself. Together they made me laugh, cry and swoon!

 

Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Resolution is the fifth book in the Mason Family series by Adriana Locke. You can read each book as standalone but I HIGHLY recommend reading the series since I fell for all of them! Lol. They all have different personalities and family is everything to them. I have been waiting for Wade to get knocked on his ass with love and it was so worth the wait.

 

Wade doesn’t do relationships, one-night stands or even flings. He is all about work and seeing his family when he has to. And when gets stuck with a new client who could help the business, he isn’t happy. Building a dream home for a rich man’s granddaughter who is probably a diva isn’t in his plans. He is not here for it. Period. And when he meets her… He knows he is f*cked. She is bubbly, sassy, beautiful and familiar. She has a wicked tongue and he one-hundred percent doesn’t want to work with her. Until she throws out the bait…

 

Dara thought he was an ass before and now she knows he is one but damn…he is her catnip. His dry humor gets her going and when she catches his smirk, she is done. He hides behind his suits, confidence, and sinfully sexy glasses but she knows there is more to him. He is a vault she wants to break open. She doesn’t want to push him but he definitely needs a nudge. Nothing wrong with a little flirting, right? She has to know what makes him tick… And when she does, its explosive!

 

I absolutely adored this story! I was invested from beginning to end. Dara is hilarious, badass, and sweet, and I just want to be her friend. Wade may seem so stiff but no. His quick wit is so much fun. He definitely has layers to him and I love him so much. Together, these two have the best banter. They so met their match in each other. I loved catching up with the family.

 

Overall… I laughed. I swooned. I cried. I got hot and bothered. And I was shook!  It’s one of, if not my favorite in the series. I can’t wait for what Adriana has planned for her next books!

 

Quotes:

 

“He had on these black pants that hugged his ass.” I shiver. “A crisp white button-down shirt with the cuffs rolled up to his elbows.” 

“That’s it. Now I’m screwed too.” Rusti shakes her head, her blue eyes shining with humor. “If you tell me that he had a tattoo peeking out of that shirt, I’ll fight you for him.”

 

“Your gramps was so sweet. Your mom is so kind. Larissa was a doll. The only person who hasn’t been nice to me is Rosie because she thinks I’m trying to steal her man.”

 

“Wade Mason,” I say, my cheeks flushing. I smack him gently on the chest. “Are you being sweet?”

“I know. I apologize.”

 

 

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