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Review: Revealed to Him by Jen Frederick (Kerr Chronicles #3)

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Note: This ARC was provided by Montlake Romance via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Natalie Beck knows what it's like to be stalked and preyed upon. She's remained trapped in her apartment for the past three years, unable to overcome her fear and anxieties. The rare times she's ventured past her front door, she regresses. But even in her sanctuary, someone is still able to get to her, sending a note that has her scurrying even deeper into the recesses of her mind. When her cousin hires security specialist Jake Tanner to find out who's harassing her and to provide safety measures for her, Natalie finds herself more than curious about the man who's voice lulls her into a feeling of being cared for. And as much as Jake tries to keep everything professional, he can't help but become far more personal with Natalie. Jake has sworn to do anything to protect Natalie, but could being together be the catalyst that will further endanger her?
Revealed to Him is …

Review: One Christmas Wish by Sara Richardson (Heart of the Rockies #2.5)

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Note: This ARC was provided by Forever (Grand Central Publishing) via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Her brother is about to marry the love of his life and all Julia Noble wants is to live her own life, away from the overly protective watch of her mother and brother. She knows they care too much about her to see her encounter any sort of difficulty, but she also knows that she's destined to spend the rest of her life in a wheelchair and now she's ready to do it on her terms. She doesn't want to rely on anyone and has her plans all laid out. The one kink comes in the form of Isaac Noah, her brother's childhood best friend and the only boy she's ever loved. Isaac disappeared from her life soon after her accident twelve years ago and as much as he still stirs in her the same feelings she's always had for him, Julia isn't sure if she's ready to believe there's no other place he'd rather be than by her side this Christmas and for the res…

Review: Something Like Love by Sara Richardson (Heart of the Rockies #2)

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Note: This ARC was provided by Forever (Grand Central Publishing) via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
With his senatorial campaign desperately needing to shift the focus off of false animal abuse accusations against him, Ben Noble heads back to Aspen, Colorado for a bit of R&R mixed in with some necessary PR at Walker Mountain Ranch. Having Paige Harper is their group's mountain guide is an added bonus and provides Ben with an opportunity to get to know the woman who walked away from him much better. Unfortunately, Paige refuses to have anything to do with Ben, pegging him as a womanizing playboy too used to getting what he wants because of his family name and wealth. She nearly fell for him once and learned her lesson. But being in close and constant proximity has Paige tempted to lower her defenses because the more she keeps her distance, the more determined Ben is to prove that they belong together.
Something Like Love is the second novel in author Sara Richardso…

Review: No Better Man by Sara Richardson (Heart of the Rockies #1)

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After turning down a very public marriage proposal, Avery King need to focus on work--something she's always been good at--and finds herself in Aspen, Colorado. All she has to do is convince the owner of Walker Mountain Ranch to sell their property to Avery's father in order for them, in turn, to build a five-star resort. But recovering alcoholic and widower Bryce Walker has no intention of taking offer that Avery or her father can come up with. He wants to bring the ranch back to the way it was during its glory days. Unfortunately, with mounting bills and debts, Bryce knows it'll be an uphill battle to not only keep his family's land and ranch, but to breathe new life into it. However, being around Avery is making Bryce feel as if he's ready to live his life again, but will he be able to do that with her without doubting her motives?

No Better Man is the first novel in the Heart of the Rockies contemporary romance series from author Sara Richardson and it's su…

Review: You for Christmas by Madeline Ash

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Note: This ARC was provided by Tule Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
She stole twenty thousand dollars and gave half to her older sister's best friend with the one request that he take her sister Stevie with him when he leaves home. Eight years later, Regan Case is at Felix Nickson's front door and asks him for a place to stay for a couple of days. Felix is hesitant because Regan doesn't want Stevie to know she's back in Melbourne, but he relents, knowing this is the least he can do for her after she helped him when they were just teenagers. In the short span of time they live together, Regan and Felix become comfortable with one another and their feelings quickly escalate into much more. But she had her reasons for leaving Melbourne eight years ago, and once Felix and her sister Stevie learn what exactly prompted her to do everything she did back then, they may wish Regan had never come back at all.
Ah, these Christmas stories from Tule Publi…

Book Spotlight: Serendipity Summer by Laurie Kozlowski

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Serendipity Summer (Riverbend Way #1) by Laurie Kozlowski
About Serendipity Summer Please Note--this book contains some adult language, partial sex scenes, and recommended to readers ages 18+ only.
Anna and her daughter, Katy, are uprooted from their Atlanta home when they become unexpected recipients of Rocky Top Inn, a family estate, in Riverbend Way, Tennessee. Anna loses patience with her ex's demands while being harassed by his fiancee, a bonafide ice queen. The chance for a new beginning draws her into fulfilling an aunt's dying wish while an overwhelming desire for her former boss, Jake Ivers, unravels any doubt that soul mates don't exist.
While traveling through remote parts of the country as a wildlife photographer, Jake Ivers lands an assignment in the small mountain town of Riverbend Way. He soon finds himself wading in way over his head. Becoming the town handyman, consoling his nephew, being targeted by animals and threatened by an old lady with as much money as …

Review: Serendipity Summer by Laurie Kozlowski (Riverbend Way #1)

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Note: This ebook was provided by InkSlinger PR in exchange for an honest review.

Five years ago, he was her boss and she was working for him over the summer, and while together, there's an undercurrent of attraction between them, one that neither of them pursues...until circumstances have Anna and Jake crossing paths in Riverbend, Tennessee five years later. With an inn that she's inherited and needing to be refurbished, plus a twelve-year-old daughter who's being used by her ex to further his political campaign, Anna has a lot on her plate. Jake is proving to be a distraction she didn't expect and one that's sowing confusion within her heart. Will they be able to have a future together beyond the summer?
Serendipity Summer is the first book in the Riverbend Way series from Laurie Kozlowski and is a contemporary romance set in a small town called Riverbend. Anna and Jake shared in a flirtation of sorts while they were working five years prior to their unexpected reu…

Series Spotlight: The Ready Series by J.L. Berg (Ready or Not)

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The Ready Series (The Complete Series) by J.L. Berg Release Date: October 27, 2015
About the Ready Series Fall in love with the Ready series…from the very beginning.
“This is the most beautifully written, heartfelt romance I have ever read.”
“Do yourself a favor. Get this book.”
“J.L. Berg has done it again… 5+ stars for Mia and Garrett.”
From USA Today bestselling author J.L. Berg comes a series of heartbreak, second chances, and sweeping love stories that will stay with you for a lifetime.
Family, future…forever. It all begins here.
Are you Ready? Purchase Links Amazon | B&N | Kobo | iBooks | GooglePlay
About Ready or Not Born into wealth and privilege, free-spirited Liv Prescott left it all behind when she realized there was more to life than living off of trust funds and barely skating by. Since then, she’s worked and fought for everything she’s earned and never looked back at the world or the family she left behind. 
Jackson Reid is starting over with a new job in a brand new city. A sin…

Book Spotlight: SEAL Brotherhood: Lucas by Sharon Hamilton

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SEAL Brotherhood: Lucas (Band of Bachelors #1) by Sharon Hamilton Release Date: 19 October 2015
About SEAL Brotherhood: Lucas Special Operator Lucas Shipley thought his living arrangement was temporary, since getting booted from the house by his wife. He sleeps on a couch in the apartment with four other divorced Navy SEALs, thinking he’ll get the call to come home any day. He ignores the not-so-helpful advice his buddies are giving him about marriage, women and romance. Until he gets served with divorce papers.
Realtor Marcy Gelland is hired by Lucas’ soon-to-be ex-wife to liquidate all their real estate holdings and help her orchestrate a speedy departure from Lucas’ life. Based on what the hot-headed SEAL wife has told her, Marcy understands Lucas deserves every ounce of pain coming his way.
But when Marcy and Lucas are left alone together in the remote Northern California woods, they ignite a personal bonfire that threatens to burn down the whole forest. Marcy is forced to see she is …

Review: Three Nights Before Christmas by Kat Latham

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Note: This ARC was provided by Tule Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
After three years in prison, Lacey Gallagher is only a shadow of the woman she once was. She knows she'll probably never be able to go back to being a freight train engineer or live the carefree life she used to have. Now out on parole, she's focused on helping her older brother out with their family-owned Christmas tree farm while actively avoiding Austin Wilder, the forest ranger that arrested and testified against her. It was clear that he never believed her proclamations of innocence, but the fact that he's starred in her fantasies while she was incarcerated make it imperative that she keep her distance. But when Austin asks for her help in rebuilding a steam train and Lacey agrees to do so, they both find themselves trying to make sense of their growing feelings for the one person they shouldn't even consider falling for.

I've read almost every book written by Kat La…

Review: SEAL Brotherhood: Lucas by Sharon Hamilton (Band of Bachelors #1)

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Note: This ARC was provided by InkSlinger PR in exchange for an honest review.
Being served with divorce papers was the last thing Lucas Shipley expected from his wife. He thought that after she had cooled down, he would be returning home to her and their two children. All hope is lost when his soon-to-be ex-wife calls in a realtor to sell the homes they own, and while she treats him as if he's some sort of cheating louse at first, Marcy Gelland quickly begins to wonder if Lucas's estranged wife may have made him come off worse than he actually was. When they end up in Lucas's cabin, Lucas and Marcy cross a line that neither of them can ever come back from. As soon as it becomes clear to others just how important Marcy has become to Lucas, much more than their careers and reputations could be at stake.
SEAL Brotherhood: Lucas is the first novel in the Band of Bachelors series from author Sharon Hamilton. This is my first go at anything written by the author, though I have s…

Series Spotlight: The Ready Series by J.L. Berg (Ready for You)

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The Ready Series (The Complete Series) by J.L. Berg Release Date: October 27, 2015
About the Ready Series Fall in love with the Ready series…from the very beginning.
“This is the most beautifully written, heartfelt romance I have ever read.”
“Do yourself a favor. Get this book.”
“J.L. Berg has done it again… 5+ stars for Mia and Garrett.”
From USA Today bestselling author J.L. Berg comes a series of heartbreak, second chances, and sweeping love stories that will stay with you for a lifetime.
Family, future…forever. It all begins here.
Are you Ready? Purchase Links Amazon | B&N | Kobo | iBooks | GooglePlay
About Ready for You
A second chance at first love. 
Eight years ago, Garrett Finnegan’s world shattered the day Mia vanished from his life. He’s been struggling to pick up the pieces ever since. Haunted by memories and ghosts of the past, he chooses a solitary existence rather than risk his heart again. 
Mia Emerson has made one wrong decision after another but none worse than walking away fr…

Review: Racing Hearts by Melissa West (Hamilton Stables #1)

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Note: This ARC was provided by Kensington Books via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
It's taken two years for Emery Carlisle to get back on her feet and even though she got the go-ahead from her doctor to literally get back on the horse, she's hesitant. Her father is also being overly protective, so Emery is left with no other alternative but to give Trip Hamilton a call. He just happens to be the best horse trainer in the country and the first boy Emery's ever loved. With an unresolved past, they both know that working together will be complicated, especially since they're both used to getting their way and to winning anything they set their minds on when it comes to horses and horse-racing. Will these erstwhile lovers focus on bringing in trophies or will they end up losing their hearts to each other one more time?
Racing Hearts is the first novel in the Hamilton Stables series from author Melissa West and this is a second chance romance set in world of hor…

Book Spotlight: Dead Ringer by Heidi Belleau & Sam Schooler

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Dead Ringer by Heidi Belleau & Sam Schooler Release Date: October 26, 2015 Riptide Publishing
About Dead Ringer Brandon Ringer has a dead man’s face. His grandfather, silver-screen heartthrob James Ringer, died tragically at twenty-one, and Brandon looks exactly like him. But that’s where the resemblance ends. Brandon is unknown, unemployed, and up to his ears in bills after inheriting his grandparents’ Hollywood mansion. He refuses to sell it—it’s his last connection to his grandmother—so to raise the cash he needs, he joins a celebrity look-alike escort agency.
Percy Charles is chronically ill, isolated, and lonely. His only company is his meddlesome caregiver and his collection of James Ringer memorabilia. When he finds “Jim Ringer” on Hollywood Doubles’ website, he books an appointment, hoping to meet someone who shares his passion for his idol.
Brandon? Not that person.
But despite their differences, they connect, and Percy’s fanboy love for James shows Brandon a side of his gran…