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Review: The Long and Winding Road by TJ Klune (Bear, Otter, and the Kid #4)

Note: This ARC was provided by Dreamspinner Press in exchange for an honest review.
He grew up. He stumbled, sure. We all did. But he grew up, and he’s found his way home again. The road may have been long and winding, but he’s here. We all are.We survived her.We would survive this.I breathe and breathe and breathe.Otter’s there, because of course he is.
During the weekend, I read three novels, each one the final addition to series that I have fallen in love with over time. However, among the three, I confess that there was one that had me in tears, more so as I got to the last few pages on my tablet. Reaching the end, with the author's closing remarks, was bittersweet. I was saying goodbye--to a guy named Bear whose life was all about his brother, the Kid, and who found love and the best version of himself with his best friend's older brother, Otter. The chronicles of Bear, Otter, and the Kid spanned over four of the most heartwarming and gut-wrenching reads I've ever had …

Book Spotlight: Swept Into Love by Melissa Foster

Swept Into Love (The Ryders #5) by Melissa Foster Date Released: August 16, 2017 World Literary Press
About Swept Into Love It’s been years since Sally Tuft’s husband died and she was left to raise her teenage son alone. And almost as long since she told the only other man she’d ever wanted that they should be just friends. Now her son has left for college and Sally has no distractions to keep her from thinking about her best friend and coworker, Gage Ryder, and what could have been.
Gage always believed that one day Sally would move past the death of her husband and they would finally explore the passion that’s simmered between them since the day they met. Tasked with opening a new youth center in Oak Falls, Virginia, Gage hopes the trip away is just what they need to finally come together.
Before Gage and Sally ever reach Oak Falls, one night at a conference changes everything, putting their friendship—and their love—on the line, and the two must decide if getting swept up in love is the…

Review: Swept Into Love by Melissa Foster (The Ryders #5)

Note: This ARC was provided by the author via Tasty Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.
Harborside Nights remains my favorite Melissa Foster series, but with the release of the fifth and final novel in The Ryders, this other series has become a very close second. I've enjoyed the stories of five of the six Ryder siblings (I've yet to read Cash Ryder's story via Flames of Love), but I confess that Swept Into Love is probably my favorite in the entire series. I loved Gage Ryder and Sally Tuft's love story and how different it was from the first four books. The fact that I enjoyed the books that came before it meant that I had certain expectations and those expectations were easily met, and even better? They were surpassed! Ah, if only all series enders were as fabulous as this one.

It's been about six years since Sally Tuft's husband passed away in a skiing accident. It was soon after that Sally met Gage Ryder, the man who would become not only her best f…

Book Spotlight: If the Creek Don't Rise by Leah Weiss

If the Creek Don't Rise by Leah Weiss Date Released: August 22, 2017 Sourcebooks Landmark
About If the Creek Don't Rise He’s gonna be sorry he ever messed with me and Loretta Lynn.
Sadie Blue has been a wife for fifteen days. That’s long enough to know she should have never hitched herself to Roy Tupkin, even with the baby.
Sadie is desperate to make her own mark on the world, but in remote Appalachia, a ticket out of town is hard to come by, and hope often gets stomped out. When a stranger sweeps into Baines Creek and knocks things off kilter, Sadie finds herself with an unexpected lifeline…if she can just figure out how to use it.
This intimate insight into a fiercely proud, tenacious community unfolds through the voices of the forgotten folks of Baines Creek. With a colorful cast of characters that each contribute a new perspective, If the Creek Don't Rise is a debut novel bursting with heart, honesty, and homegrown grit.

"This one nearly broke my heart. With deeply huma…

Release Blitz: Hooked by Karla Sorensen & Whitney Barbetti

Hooked by Karla Sorensen & Whitney Barbetti Release Date: August 23, 2017
About Hooked X and I were probably doomed from the start.
That’s what happens when you meet in court-mandated group therapy and then try to steal from him to pay off your blackmailing drug dealer. Former drug dealer, thank you very much. I'm turning over a new leaf and all that.
Which is why I should leave him alone.
Except he tempts me to do things I swore I’d stop doing. It’s that whole gruff, grumbly, anti-social thing he has going on. Him, flame. Me, moth. Something about him calls to me, makes the blood hum in my body. And I don't want that feeling to end.
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Lucy Connors is straight-up insane.
She looks like a Disney princess and tries my patience in more ways than I thought possible. Besides the fact that I have to save her cute little ass from jail, I can’t quite figure out how to leave her alone. Even when she’s trying her hand at Breaking and Entering. Especially when it's my house she&…

Review: Hooked by Karla Sorensen & Whitney Barbetti

Note: This ARC was provided by the authors via Give Me Books Promotions in exchange for an honest review.
Twenty-three-year-old Lucille Connors and twenty-six-year-old Xavier Lockwood are a mismatch made in...well, a court-mandated support group. She's a former drug addict and dealer and not-quite-reformed kleptomaniac and he's a wealthy recluse who doesn't really socialize with...well, anyone. From the moment they take note of one another during a meeting, Lucy can't help but goad him and X can't help but react. Wanting to be together shouldn't make much sense, but there's something about the other that calls to each of them. "Trouble" is written all over this twosome, but once they've got one another hooked, being together is an addiction neither can shake.

I've read several of Whitney Barbetti's books in the past, and if I remember right, I've read one of Karla Sorensen's, but none of those had that romantic comedic feel tha…

Surprise Reveal: Fixed Forever by Laurelin Paige

Fixed Forever (Fixed #5) by Laurelin Paige Release Date: June 2018

About Fixed Forever His past was supposed to be behind them.
Coming June of 2018

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About Laurelin Paige
With over 1.5 million books sold world wide, Laurelin Paige is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author. She is a sucker for a good romance and gets giddy anytime there’s kissing, much to the embarrassment of her three daughters. Her husband doesn’t seem to complain, however. When she isn’t reading or writing sexy stories, she’s probably singing, watching Game of Thrones or The Walking Dead, or dreaming of Michael Fassbender. She's also a proud member of Mensa International though she doesn't do anything with the organization except use it as material for her bio. She is represented by Rebecca Friedman.
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