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Book Spotlight: Blueberry Boys by Vanessa North

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Blueberry Boysby Vanessa North
Release Date: November 30, 2015Riptide Publishing
About Blueberry Boys Connor Graham is a city boy—a celebrated fashion photographer in New York. When his uncle’s death drags him back to the family blueberry farm, all he wants to do is sell it as quickly as he can. Until he meets his uncle’s tenant farmer.
Jed Jones, shy and stammering, devout and dedicated, has always yearned for land of his own and a man to share it with. Kept in the closet by his church, family, and disastrous first love, he longs to be accepted for who he is. But now, with his farm and his future in Connor’s careless hands, he stands to lose even the little he has.
Neither man expects the connection between them. Jed sees Connor—appreciates his art and passion like no one else in this godforsaken town ever has. Connor hears Jed—looks past his stutter to listen to the man inside. The time they share is idyllic, but with the farm sale pending, even their sanctuary is a source of tension.…

Review: Blueberry Boys by Vanessa North

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Note: This ARC was provided by Riptide Publishing in exchange for an honest review.

And suddenly there was a lump in Connor's throat and tears stinging his eyes. He reached for Jed and pulled him down for a kiss, a long, leisurely, blueberry-ice cream-flavored kiss to hide the emotions that were tugging at him. Jed had words in his heart his lips could never say--every word was minefield, a delicate navigation between self-expression and humiliation. And Jed had taken the time--and the words--to make Connor feel wanted, really fucking wanted.
When Connor Graham left his hometown of Blandford, Massachusetts to live his life free from the prejudices of those who saw his being gay as an aberration, he never had any reason to return. His career fashion photographer in Brooklyn, New York has brought him respect and recognition, two things he never expected to get from the people back home. The death of his uncle leaves him no other choice but to head back to Blandford and the blueberry…

Book Spotlight: I'll Be There by Samantha Chase

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I’ll Be There(Montgomery Brothers #6)by Samantha Chase  Release Date: December 1st, 2015Sourcebooks Casablanca
About I'll Be ThereThis Montgomery Has a Head for Business
Working for Zach Montgomery is challenging on many levels-coming from a wealthy and powerful family, he lives by his own rules and doesn't answer to anyone. But Gabriella Martine has no intention of backing down. She's used to handling stubborn men, and it doesn't hurt that Zach is smart, charismatic...and gorgeous.
And a Heart for Adventure
Zach's perfect world is turned upside down when a climbing accident leaves him broken, angry, and maddeningly dependent. In his slow quest for recovery, Gabriella is always there to help...but as Zach comes to see his beautiful assistant in a new light, he is forced to re-evaluate what it really means to be a man worthy of Gabriella's love.
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Review: I'll Be There by Samantha Chase (Montgomery Brothers #6)

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Note: This ARC was provided by Sourcebooks Casablanca in exchange for an honest review.
Zach Montgomery and Gabriella Martine have worked side by side for over five years, and while they used to have a comfortable and friendly relationship, things changed overnight. As of late, Zach and Gabriella try to tolerate each other as much as possible, though Gabriella doesn't hesitate to challenge him when she sees fit, much to the frustration of Zach. His treatment of her often borders on verbal abuse, but she takes it all, knowing leaving a job she enjoys and the man she cares for would be far more difficult for her to deal with. But what she doesn't know is that Zach has cared for her from the very beginning, but has had to shelve his feelings for her after concluding that Gabriella doesn't see him as anything more than her boss.
After a devastating mountain climbing accident leaves Zach homebound, his family feels helpless when dealing with the surly and angry man that he'…

Book Spotlight: Pulled by A.L. Jackson

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Pulledby A.L. Jackson
About Pulled Melanie Winters and Daniel Montgomery shared a love most only dream of, a love they believed bonded them together for life. 
When their world is shattered by the tragic loss of their daughter, overwhelming grief and misguided guilt distorts the truth, and their relationship ends in uncertainty and unanswered questions. 
For nine years, they drift through life, each unable to forget the one who holds the strings to their heart. In an attempt to escape the pain of her past, Melanie finds herself trapped in a loveless marriage, while Daniel loses himself in a career that means nothing without Melanie by his side. 
Now, when their lives again intersect, neither can deny the connection they felt so long ago. But will the power that drew them together be enough to heal the wounds from their past, and will they have the courage to overcome the insecurities and fears that threaten to keep them apart? 
Pulled is a story of attraction and separation, of destiny …

Cover Reveal: On Solid Ground by K.L. Grayson

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I'm happy to be part of the cover reveal for K.L. Gryason's upcoming addition to her well-loved Touch of Fate series. Entitled On Solid Ground, this novella is slated for release on January 5, 2016. Make sure to read the first two novels before heading into this one!
And now, without further ado, here's the cover for On Solid Ground:
On Solid Ground(Touch of Fate #1.5)by K.L. GraysonRelease Date: January 5, 2016
About On Solid GroundJune 5, 2008

I made a mistake of epic proportions. Moving home was an easy choice because I knew that I had to make things right. I had hoped to win back Harley’s friendship, but I never imagined that I’d win her heart…or the heart of her son. Now that I have, I’m never letting them go. They’re my life, the reason I breathe. We’ve worked hard to get where we are, and we’re finally standing on solid ground. 
Or so I thought… 
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Tyson’s ex-fiancĂ© wasn’t supposed to move back to St. Louis…that wasn’t part of the plan. A…

Book Spotlight: Winter Oranges by Marie Sexton

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Winter Orangesby Marie SextonRelease Date: November 30, 2015Riptide Publishing
About Winter Oranges Jason Walker is a child star turned teen heartthrob turned reluctant B-movie regular who’s sick of his failing career. So he gives up Hollywood for northern Idaho, far away from the press, the drama of LA, and the best friend he’s secretly been in love with for years.
There’s only one problem with his new life: a strange young man only he can see is haunting his guesthouse. Except Benjamin Ward isn’t a ghost. He’s a man caught out of time, trapped since the Civil War in a magical prison where he can only watch the lives of those around him. He’s also sweet, funny, and cute as hell, with an affinity for cheesy ’80s TV shows. And he’s thrilled to finally have someone to talk to.
But Jason quickly discovers that spending all his time with a man nobody else can see or hear isn’t without its problems—especially when the tabloids find him again and make him front-page news. The local sheriff t…

Review: Winter Oranges by Marie Sexton

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Note: This ARC was provided by Riptide Publishing in exchange for an honest review.

"And no matter what else happens, whether you go back to acting or not, you're going to keep on living. You're going to keep on aging. You're going to meet somebody else--somebody real--and fall in love and get married, and you'll grow old with that person and die, and I'll still be here. Except the best days will be gone. No matter how good they are now, no matter how grateful I am to have them, I'll never top this. I'll never get to have anything like this again--"
Believing it's time for him to walk away from a lackluster acting career and the rabid paparazzi looking to suck him dry of his name and reputation, Jason Walker decides to buy a home in Idaho. He's learning to embrace the solitude and enjoying being away from all things Hollywood, including the best friend whom he's been in love with for years but will never have anything more than a frien…

Review: For His Pleasure by Suzanne Rock (Playboys of Boston #2)

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Note: This ARC was provided by St. Martin's Press in exchange for an honest review.
The last thing that Arianna Perconti wants to do is to walk down the aisle and marry someone she doesn't love. In her desperation, she runs off and tries to find solace in with Jason Stone, the one man her family would probably never want her to be seen with. Jason is a business rival and once had an affair with her brother's girlfriend, but Ari is more than aware that what she and Jason share is nothing more than a casual thing, something that was never meant to turn into a committed relationship. But she's beginning to fall for him and becoming even more involved with Jason could cause more problems for the state of her heart. Then an unexpected complication comes in the form of Jason's estranged sibling and his return may prove to be the very catalyst that will change Jason and Ari's lives and those of both their families forever.
For His Pleasure is the second novel in the Pl…

Review: Roped In by L.P. Dover (Armed & Dangerous #2)

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Note: This ARC was provided by Red Coat PR via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Blake Evans left behind his life in North Carolina to take over the ranch in Wyoming left to him by his late grandfather. He's still one of the best undercover cops in the country, but he also enjoys being the city-born and now countrified cowboy that he's become. When he's asked to keep watch and protect a famous country singer, he isn't thrilled. He automatically assumes that Hadley Rivers is nothing more than a spoiled diva who expects everyone else to cater to her needs. But the threats to Hadley's safety are very much real and she's nowhere near what Blake thought she would be. Soon enough, their feelings toward each other grow, but so does the danger waiting for Hadley, because while they may think it's safe for her to come out, Blake will be wishing that he had kept her roped in for as long as he could before it's too late.
Roped In is the second Armed &…

Review: No Limit by L.P. Dover (Armed & Dangerous #1)

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Jason Avery does his best work while undercover. He's used to doing things on his own, so when the latest case he's working on takes longer than usual for him to close, FBI Agent Aylee McFadden is brought in without his consent. He tries to do everything possible to make Aylee simply go away, but he's underestimated how determined she is to see this case through. It takes a bit of time and effort for them to trust one another, but once they do, they become a team that'll be difficult to bring down. With a list of suspects rolling in more money than you could dream possible and with enough power to possibly see them escape charges, Jason and Aylee are focused on garnering justice for the women who've been murdered. There's no limit to how far they're willing to go to bring the perpetrator down once and for all.
No Limit is the first novel in the romantic suspense series Armed & Dangerous by bestselling author L.P. Dover. This happens to be my very first …

Review: Controlled Burn by Shannon Stacey (Boston Fire #2)

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Note: This ARC was provided by Carina Press via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Lieutenant Rick Gullotti more than appreciates the fact that he's been fortunate in his life. He's doing a job that he loves, is surrounded by men he trusts and considers his brothers, and even lives in a home with low rent and has landlords that he would do almost anything for. When one of them ends up in the emergency room, concerns over the elderly couple spring up once again, especially with a home as big as theirs. The sudden appearance of a granddaughter no one in their community even knew existed has Rick wary and cautious. He's not sure just how much he can trust Jessica Broussard, especially when it appears she's angling to sell the home her grandparents own. As much as he suspects her motives, he can't deny the attraction he feels, but he can't fall for a woman who lives in San Diego, no matter how much he wants to.
Controlled Burn is the second book in the Bost…

Review: Taking It Off by Claire Kent

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Note: This ARC was provided by Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
The last place Elizabeth Marks wants to be is in strip club while attending the bachelorette party of a friend. The male strippers aren't doing anything for her at all...until she looks up and sees Matt Stokes, the club's owner and a former stripper himself. His return onstage is inspired by his wanting Elizabeth to feel something as he takes his clothes off and performs for her. Then he poses a challenge, one that will have Elizabeth return to the strip club on a regular basis for a month in order to see if her original opinion will have changed by the end of the allotted time period. As they spend more time together, they get in touch with parts of themselves they didn't think existed, but nothing more can come of it. It is merely physical and very temporary. After all, Matt isn't the kind of man Elizabeth sees herself falling for...until she does.

Review: Fighting for Devlin by Jessica Lemmon (Lost Boys #1)

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Note: This ARC was provided by Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Rena Lewis was once the girl that lived her life according to her own rules. She was carefree and tempted her boyfriend to not always be the golden boy he was expected to be. But one day, the bad girl lost more than she bargained for, and with that loss, Rena became the good girl--no longer a rule-breaker, she did what was expected of her. She's kept her head down for four years, but with her now job at a restaurant, she comes across a temptation of her own: a bad boy that makes her want to breakthrough the walls she's erected for herself. Devlin Calvary has awakened the bad girl that Rena thought she had long buried with the death of her boyfriend, but Devlin's past and his secrets make it difficult for him to give her the kind of love and commitment she deserves. Rena could choose to simply walk away or choose to fight for Devlin.
Fighting for Devlin is…

Review: Butterfly Dreams by A. Meredith Walters

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Note: This ARC was provided by Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
“Stop thinking about what could happen later and focus on what’s happening here. Now.With me.” I ran my thumbs along the curves of her cheeks.
       “Laugh with me.” I kissed the side of her neck.
       “Dance with me.” I pulled her shirt aside and kissed her shoulder.
       “Smile with me.” I kissed her temple.
       “Love with me.” I ran my hands down her arms and laced my fingers through hers. I leaned in and kissed her mouth. Her lips parted and she let out a little sigh as my tongue found hers. I gripped her hands tightly, holding her. I wanted her to hear me. To listen. And I swallowed her tears. One at a time.
       “Live with me,” I pleaded.
Corin Thompson has known for years that she was destined to die early. She more than aware of how traitorous one's body can be, and before you know it, death has claimed you. She watched both her parents die con…