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Book Review: Protecting What’s Mine by Lucy Score

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4 of 5 swoony stars

I’m a big fan of Lucy Score! I’ve been on her ARC team for many years, and I love when she writes a new book in a beloved series. It is not necessary to have read the previous two books in this series (Pretend You’re Mine and Finally Mine) about the small town of Benevolence, Maryland. Protecting What’s Mine can be read as a standalone, but this story is a little richer and deeper if you already have connection with the characters from the first two books.

I was so glad we finally get to find out that there’s more to Lincoln Reed than meets the eye. He has hidden depths, and isn’t the player he pretends to be. I really want to go back and read the first two books in this series again, knowing what I now know about the fearless firefighter!

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Linc has met his match in Mackenzie “Doc Dreamy” O’Neil, who has a bit of a history with one of our previous heroes, Aldo Moretta, whose story can be found in Finally Mine. She has quite the background, and no interest in anything long-term, whether it be in the form of a romantic relationship or a home in which to settle down. She resists Linc at first, since she’s only in Benevolence for a short time, but eventually she gives in, because she’s a very smart woman! 😀

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Lucy writes funny, sexy books with lots of depth and heart. One of the things I like best about her is that she never manufactures a conflict for the sake of a conflict. There’s no misunderstanding that causes a stumbling block between the characters. One person never accidentally overhears the other saying something, proceeds to take it out of context and then breaks up with the other person. The conflicts in Protecting What’s Mine usually involve great danger. You usually don’t see it coming, and it keeps you on the edge of your seat.

This wasn’t my favorite of the Benevolence books, but it’s filled with wonderful characters and sexy times and laugh out loud moments, not to mention a beautiful dog named Sunshine! Don’t miss it.

Find Protecting What’s Mine on Amazon where it’s available in Kindle Unlimited

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New Release: Silver Player, The Silver Foxes of Blue Ridge #2 by L.B. Dunbar

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Silver Player, The Silver Foxes of Blue Ridge #2 by L.B. Dunbar is LIVE!

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Billy Harrington
A young girl walks into a bar…

I’d like to say this is the start of a bad joke, but it isn’t really.

It’s my life.

Can you be called a baby-daddy if the secret baby shows up as a teenager?

I don’t know anything about raising a teen.

And the one person who could help me the most is my nemesis.

Roxanne McAllister
I should hate him for being her father.

Only I don’t fault him for sleeping with my sister.

This is the story of my life.

I’ve always been runner-up to my older sibling.

Then tragedy strikes—again—and I’m left with a dilemma.

Can I count on the person I despise the most in Blue Ridge?

Find out when a Harrington strikes again.

This sexy silver fox is the biggest player, but he’s about to been dealt a hand he never expected—a much needed ally in his feisty vixen enemy.

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New Release – So Close (Tierney Bay Book 1) by Serena Bell

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SO CLOSE is an enemies-to-lovers story about a tug-of-war over a beachfront inn the heroine loves and the hero needs … 

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The inn is her life. He needs to tear it down. Where there are sparks … there are fireworks … 

SO CLOSE is 40% off from now until January 31st on Kobo and Barnes & Noble!! The coupon codes are below and also next to those buy links.

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Blurb:

Auburn Campbell loves Beachcrest Inn. Working there saved her sanity as a teenager and got her back on her feet after a controlling relationship. So when Trey Xavier shows up, threatening to demolish Beachcrest, she’s ready to fight. Nothing riles her up like a hot guy in an expensive suit on a power trip—in the worst and best ways.

Trey screwed up. And now he needs this land deal or he’ll lose his business. He built his company from scratch so he could take care of his family the way his dad never did. But it would be a lot easier for Trey to stand his ground if Auburn didn’t tempt him so badly. He hasn’t wanted anyone like this in a long time. Maybe ever.

After a few days of summer sun, Auburn and Trey are both losing their heads—and maybe their hearts, too. Except they’re both out of practice at losing.

Only one thing’s certain: The Fourth of July in Tierney Bay will have plenty of fireworks this year.

So Close Release

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Book Review – New Release – “Crush” by Mae Wood

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I was given the opportunity to read and review Crush, a brand-new release by Mae Wood. It was a quick, fairly enjoyable read, but it had some strikes against it for me from the start. This was not the author’s fault, it’s just that there are certain tropes that I enjoy and some that I don’t. This one happened to have several that I do not like to read!

First, here’s the official blurb:

The only thing headier than wine is lust.

Ryan Royer thought his business trip to California’s Napa Valley would be easy. Land a new client. Taste wine. But when the client is a free-spirited bombshell who presses all of his buttons, Ryan’s world goes sideways.

Kenzie Balfour is entirely irresistible. She’s the fourth generation to run The von Eck Estate Winery and she’s more intoxicating than any award-winning cabernet.

Ryan has been working hard for a promotion at one of the world’s top investment banks. If he can close this deal for her legendary winery, he gets the job. He can’t let a gorgeous woman with a great laugh get in the way of his goals. Even if she leaves him love drunk.

From a trouser-tightening almost-kiss at a restaurant to a seductive walk through a vineyard at sunset, can Ryan keep his crush on his client under control or will a taste of Kenzie be his downfall?

Escape to California’s wine country in Crush.”

I don’t read blurbs for books written by authors I like. I trust them to tell a good story, and I don’t really care that much what the story is about. Unfortunately, this is not a book I would have chosen if it were not written by an author I really like, for a couple of very basic reasons.

First, there’s the Insta-Love. I’m not a fan. It’s one of the reasons I don’t like to read short stories. I like it when the couple has time to develop their relationship. Call me old fashioned, but I’m not a fan of people jumping into sex when they hardly know each other. And I’m even less of a fan when they’re almost immediately “he was IT for me.” Please. They just met.

Second, and this is a big one, the heroine was 22. 22! I haven’t been 22 in a VERY long time, and while I do like to read stories about people of all ages, I just couldn’t relate to Kenzie. She was just finishing college. I have a daughter who is just a couple of years younger, so I usually stay away from books whose main characters are so young. (To be fair, Ryan is 30).

Third, this story also has a “forbidden love” aspect to it. It’s not spoiler-y to say that Kenzie is one of Ryan’s clients, and he could jeopardize his job by getting involved with her. To me, this would not be worth it and I could not see myself making that choice for any reason.

If you would like to read a wonderful – but very different – book by this author, I’d recommend Genealogy. It was one of my favorite books from 2018! You can read my review here.

Find out more about Mae Wood

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Cover Reveal! Heartland, True North #7, by Sarina Bowen

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An emotional friends to lovers romance full of risky secrets and late-night lessons in seduction.

Dylan is my best friend, and the only person in my life who understands me. He doesn’t mind my social awkwardness or my weird history. The only glitch? He doesn’t know that I’ve been hopelessly, desperately in love with him since the first day we picked apples together in his family’s orchard.

But I know better than to confess.

Now that we’re both in college together, I’m seeing a new side of him. College Dylan drinks and has a lot of sex. None of it with me. Until the night I foolishly ask him to tutor me in more than algebra…and he actually says yes.

But the cool morning light shows me how badly I’ve endangered our friendship. And I don’t know if anything will be the same again.

Heartland by Sarina Bowen

Book #7 in the True North Series

January 28, 2019

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FREE BOOK – Payback by Amy Daws – Today only!

Payback by Amy Daws is FREE for a limited time!! If you’ve read Blindsided, this is the story of Mac’s best friend – but both can be read as standalones!

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ALLIE HARRIS WANTS PAYBACK.

Her cheating ex deserves to see her living her best life; a one-night-stand with a hot South African soccer player would be the perfect revenge. Right?

Wrong. Allie is so, so wrong.

ROAN DEWALT HAS ALL THE MOVES.

On and off the field he’s at the top of his game. Roan respects hard-work, dedication—and follow through. He’s not a one and done kind of man, and he’s far from being done with Allie Harris.

One sexy night and two years later, Allie’s job brings her back to town. Opportunity for the perfect replay Roan has been fantasizing about since they slept together.

THE PROBLEM?

Allie Harris has a secret; one she’s been keeping from Roan all this time. Digital proof of their one night together—taken without his consent.

Will Allie’s payback plan come back to bite them both? Or can she erase her past mistake and embrace a new future with Roan?

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Book Review: Insatiable by Melanie Harlow, Cloverleigh Farms book 3

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4 of 5 swoony stars

Several years ago, Melanie Harlow was one of the first authors that I fell in love with when I started reading romance again after a long hiatus. Her book Some Sort of Love, from the Happy Crazy Love series, is still one of my favorite books. Melanie Harlow is from Michigan, like me, and I enjoy the references to places that I’m familiar with in each of her books.

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I enjoy this newer Cloverleigh Farms series. I’ve read books 2 & 3, both of which have couples with a complicated history. In book 3, Insatiable, Noah and Meg have been best friends since childhood. He’s always been her protector, and even saved her life once. Although he has had more romantic feelings for her in the past, he’d never acted on them because he didn’t want to ruin the wonderful friendship that they had.

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When Meg comes back to town for her sister’s wedding, after years away, she asks him why he never made a move on her…and you can guess what happens next!

One of the things I loved about Some Sort of Love was that hero, Levi, was the single dad of a son who was on the autism spectrum. As a mom of a special needs child, I don’t find families of special needs children represented much in books of any genre, so it is refreshing to find them in several of Melanie Harlow’s books. In this story, Noah’s twin brother, Asher, has cerebral palsy, which is what my son has. You get to read about the way his family cares for him, the blessings and the struggles, and also the doubts that his mom has in allowing other people to help care for him. I could definitely relate to that!

Melanie Harlow is GREAT at writing sexy times, and she never resorts to a stupid misunderstanding when it’s time for the Moment of Conflict, which makes her far above several of the authors I’ve read lately! I’m looking forward to reading the other books in this series: Irresistible, which is book 1, and the remaining books that I assume are coming, since there are 5 sisters in the Sawyer family, and April and Sylvia’s stories have yet to be told!

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