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Book Spotlight: Trouble Walks In by Sara Humphreys

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Trouble Walks In (McGuire Brothers #2) by Sara Humphreys Release Date: August 2, 2016 Sourcebooks Casablanca
About Trouble Walks In He could be the man to rescue her...
Big city K-9 cop Ronan McGuire loves women, loves his dog, loves his job—but when old flame Maddy Morgan moves into his jurisdiction, he can’t think about anyone else. Ronan knows she’s way out of his league, but he’s determined to help Maddy live life to the fullest.
...in more ways than one.
With tragedy in her past, Maddy has immersed herself in work and swiftly made a name for herself in the hot New York City real estate market. She’s looking for safety, not love, but Ronan McGuire is as persistent as he is sexy, and his crooked smile is hard to resist. But all other concerns are wiped away when Maddy goes missing and Ronan and his bloodhound K-9 partner are tasked with finding her and bringing her home.

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Review: Trouble Walks In by Sara Humphreys (McGuire Brothers #2)

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Note: This ARC was provided by Sourcebooks Casablanca in exchange for an honest review.
In high school, Ronan McGuire had the attention of any girl who turned his way...except for the one he always wanted but Madolyn Morgan never seemed to want him back. She was in a relationship for nine years before she tragically lost her firefighter boyfriend. Maddy wanted nothing more than to start fresh and not have to deal with the memories she once shared with a significant other. She moves from her hometown of Old Brookfield to New York City and the one familiar face amidst the hustle and bustle of the metropolis is none other than her best friend's soon-to-be brother-in-law, K-9 police officer Ronan McGuire. Maddy and Ronan foster a comfortable friendship, but there's an underlying attraction there, one that Maddy is afraid to explore and Ronan is unsure of how to venture into. The upcoming wedding of Ronan's oldest brother and Maddy's best friend will have the two of them pa…

Book Spotlight: Kickin' Up Dust by Em Petrova

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Kickin' Up Dust (Operation Cowboy #1) by Em Petrova Date Released: July 19, 2016 Samhain Publishing
About Kickin' Up Dust This Marine follows the rules. This cowgirl is all about breaking them.
After losing his best friend and CO, Matt, in combat, Brodie Bell didn't think his spirits could sink any lower. He was wrong. One look at his and Matt's storm-flattened hometown nearly levels him.
Los Vista needs a leader, and as Brodie takes the weight of the world on his shoulders, he comes up with a plan. Merge the two ranches left standing, pray for a good calving season…and keep his hands too busy to get busy with Matt's sexy little sister.
Danica was in pigtails when Brodie and Matt went off chasing glory. Now she's a woman with a broken heart, but if Matt knew of the depraved cravings Brodie ignites in her body, he'd haunt her from the grave.
As they work to mend miles of broken fences, Brodie fights to ignore Danica's tiny cutoff shorts and mile-long legs—and …

Review: Kickin' Up Dust by Em Petrova (Operation Cowboy #1)

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Note: This ARC was provided by Samhain Publishing in exchange for an honest review.
Kickin' Up Dust is the Operation Cowboy series starter and my very first Em Petrova read. This is a falling-for-year-best-friend's-sibling romance with some angst to it. Brodie Bell and his three closest friends have served their time in the military and are finally making their way back to their hometown of Los Vista, Texas. When they enlisted and left Los Vista, there were five of them, but now all Brodie has left of his best friend Matt Pope are his personal effects after he was killed in action. There are two things Brodie takes note of right away: first, the town they left has been flattened to the ground by a devastating act of nature, forcing majority of the townsfolk to uproot and move to nearby towns, and second, Matt's sister Danica has gone from baby sister to babe in the five years they haven't seen each other. With Brodie and Danica working together to get both their family …

Book Spotlight: May the Best Man Win by Mira Lyn Kelly

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May the Best Man Win (Best Men #1) by Mira Lyn Kelly Release Date: August 2, 2016 Sourcebooks Casablanca
About May the Best Man Win Four friends Each a Best Man at a wedding One chance to get it right
Jase Foster can’t believe his bad luck. He’s been paired with the she-devil herself for his best friend’s wedding: Emily Klein of the miles-long legs and killer smile. She may be sin in a bridesmaid dress, but there’s no way he’s falling for her again.
They can barely stand each other, but given how many of their friends are getting married, they’ll just have to play nice—at least when they’re in company. Once they’re alone, more than just gloves come off as Jase and Emily discover their chemistry is combustible, and there may be something to this enemies to lovers thing after all…


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About Mira Lyn Kelly USA Today bestselling author Mira Lyn Kelly grew up in the Chicago area and earned her degree in Fine Arts from L…

Review: Fish Out of Water by Amy Lane

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Note: This ARC was provided by Dreamspinner Press in exchange for an honest review.

“It was not a lousy fuck, you arrogant shit! It was a superlative fuck—it was three of them, four if you count the shower—and I’m not willing to let it end there because you had a chance encounter with a bad guy in a stairwell that stinks of piss and is now wearing a decent portion of your skin!”“Well, I can’t not do what I do!” Jackson flailed for a minute, and then he folded his hands under his arms and threw himself back against the seat. “I knew this was a bad idea.”“Oh no you didn’t,” Ellery snapped. “You knew this was a wonderful idea. I am the best thing to ever fucking happen to you, and I’m not trying to change you, you stupid asshole, I’m trying to keep you.” Okay. Now he was out of wind. 
I've loved the Amy Lane books I've read so far so I was excited at the prospect of reading and reviewing her latest release, Fish Out of Water, and was pleasantly surprised to note how different it w…

Book Spotlight: Here and Now by Cheryl Etchison

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Here and Now (American Valor #2) by Cheryl Etchison Date Released: July 26, 2016 Avon
About Here and Now The Rangers of the 1st/75th fight hard, train hard and play hard. They are physically strong and mentally tough, disciplined and courageous. But all their military training hasn't prepared them for falling in love.
Former Ranger Medic Lucky James feels right at home working long night shifts in the ER, but less so during the day, when his college classes are filled with flirtatious co-eds. When his 19-year-old chem lab partner shows up at his work with dinner for “her Lucky,” he quickly enlists the help of Rachel Dellinger, a nurse and fellow third shift vampire.
Rachel is a people pleaser at heart, but she’s finally decided enough is enough when it comes to her on-again, off-again boyfriend. When Lucky begs Rachel to help him ward off the advances of his teenager pursuer, she blackmails him into helping move her things out of the apartment she shared with her ex into a place all her…

Book Spotlight: Seven Ways to Lose Your Heart by Tiffany Truitt

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Seven Ways to Lose Your Heart by Tiffany Truitt Date Released: July 18, 2016 Entangled Embrace
About Seven Ways to Lose Your Heart In the span of seven days, Annabel Lee will lose her heart.
Kennedy Harrison, as reckless with life as Annabel is obsessed with order, never could commit to anything—not to a person, not to a job, not to a path. But he’s got a history with Annabel, and for once Kennedy doesn’t want to run. Determined to spend time with her before she leaves for college, Kennedy dares her to join him on a road trip to a music festival.
And neither of them could ever say no to a dare.
But Annabel’s got a plan. She’ll complete seven dares in seven days—if Kennedy applies for one writing internship per dare. Because Kennedy needs to be pushed just as much as she does.
What follows is a dizzying week of music, shady hotels, comical dares, and a passion neither one knew existed. But when it ends, Annabel and Kennedy will realize the biggest dare of all might just be falling for each …

Book Spotlight: Ultimate Courage by Piper J. Drake

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Ultimate Courage (True Heroes #2) by Piper J. Drake Date Released: July 26, 2016 Forever
About Ultimate Courage LOVE IS AN ACT OF BRAVERY.
Retired Navy SEAL Alex Rojas is putting his life back together, one piece at a time. Being a single dad to his young daughter and working at Hope's Crossing Kennels to help rehab a former guard dog, he struggles every day to control his PTSD. But when Elisa Hall shows up, on the run and way too cautious, she unleashes his every protective instinct. 
Elisa's past never stays in her rearview mirror for long, and she refuses to put anyone else in danger. But with Alex guarding her so fiercely yet looking at her so tenderly, she's never felt safer . . . or more terrified that the secrets she keeps could put countless people in grave peril. The only way for both to fully escape their demons will take the ultimate act of courage: letting go and learning to trust each other.




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Exclusive Scene Reveal: Vipers Creed MC Series by Ryan Michele

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If you've like the Vipers Creed MC as much as I have, consider today your lucky day because there's a bonus scene that author Ryan Michele wants to reveal to you! Get in your most comfortable reading position and enjoy the prequel to the series:
The Vipers Creed MC Series Challenged Conquering by Ryan Michele
Exclusive Scene from the Vipers Creed MC series Time seemed to stand still at this time of night, the time just before closing but not quite midnight. The time when your feet ached so badly they screamed at you to sit down, yet you knew, if you did, you wouldn’t get back up to finish out the night.

Huffing out a breath, I watched the clock. Tick, tock. Each second passed as I wished and hoped for customers to come in to keep me busy before I closed out the night. Only an hour to go before I had to clean up and go to bed alone.

As if fate heard my wish for once in my life, the bell above the door chimed, and the air in Charlie’s Diner suddenly thickened with their presence, co…