Review: Happy-Go-Lucky by L.H. Cosway

Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author.
"I just don't want people thinking I went behind her back to steal you," I said, embarrassed.His finger came to my chin, tilting my head up so that my eyes met his. His voice was low and husky, "You don't need to steal something you already have."
I made the mistake of starting this book in the wee hours of the morning, thinking that I'd get a chapter or two in before calling it a night and then finishing it later on. Yeah, that didn't work out the way I thought it would because the minute relentlessly cheerful Maisie Wilkins decided to sit beside relentlessly grump Cameron Grant during their office's Christmas party, there was no turning back for me. Nope, I needed to see where L.H. Cosway would take their story, and boy, oh boy, she took them on an unexpected but oh-so-extraordinary journey, and I consider myself rather privileged to have been invited along for the ride. And just a…

Book Spotlight: Quiet Man by Kristen Ashley

Quiet Man (Dream Man #4.5) by Kristen Ashley Date Released: August 13, 2019 Evil Eye Concepts, Inc.
About Quiet Man From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristen Ashley comes a new story in her Dream Man series… 
Charlotte “Lottie” McAlister is in the zone. She’s ready to take on the next chapter of her life, and since she doesn’t have a man, she’ll do what she’s done all along. She’ll take care of business on her own. Even if that business means starting a family. 
The problem is, Lottie has a stalker. The really bad kind. The kind that means she needs a bodyguard. 
Enter Mo Morrison. 
Enormous. Scary. 
Mo doesn’t say much, and Lottie’s used to getting attention. And she wants Mo’s attention. Badly. 
But Mo has a strict rule. If he’s guarding your body, that’s all he’s doing with it. 
However, the longer Mo has to keep Lottie safe, the faster he falls for the beautiful blonde who has it so together, she might even be able to tackle the demons he’s got in his head tha…

Review: Quiet Man by Kristen Ashley (Dream Man #4.5)

Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the publisher via InkSlinger PR.
"You know, this isn't woman-falling-for-her-bodyguard syndrome, honey," I told him. "It's Lottie-falling-for-Mo syndrome. I'm not gonna get attached to some other guy on your crew."
There's something about Kristen Ashley's writing that has me feeling perfectly sated by the time I'm done reading and yet absolutely eager for me from her. My introduction to her writing was her Rock Chick series in 2003, and then I went on to further fall in love with her stories by way of two interconnected series, Dream Man and Chaos. I've read her other books--both standalones and series--although I've yet to work my way through her entire list of published work, and now here I am, having finished her newest release, a Dream Man novella entitled Quiet Man, and I'm already itching to re-read her aforementioned past series! Yup, Ashley is one of those rare authors wh…

Book Spotlight: Inhale, Exhale by C.L. Matthews

Inhale, Exhale (Hollow Ridge #1) by C.L. Matthews Date Released: August 13, 2019
About Inhale, Exhale
"I do."
Two words woven in love.
In sickness and in health.
For better or for worse.
Til death do us part.
And death dragged us apart.
We both said these vows.
But neither of us kept them.
This is not one of those happy stories.
Life isn't made of simple choices and happily ever afters.
It's a dark place.
It's not easy.
It's full of mistakes and lessons.
It hurts.
And in the end, those two words said in love, are the same ones said in hate.
"You want a divorce?"
"I do."

Read my 4.5-starred review of Inhale, Exhale.
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About C.L. Matthews C.L. Matthews resides in Utah, the state with the best snow on earth. She is not a fan of the snow but loves her state just the same. She is known for her swag business and creative pieces. 
C.L. Matthews is a swag maker, rea…

Review: Inhale, Exhale by C.L. Matthews (Hollow Ridge #1)

Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Enticing Journey Book Promotions.
Oh, the angst! If you have as much of an addiction to angst as I do, then look no further because C.L. Matthews's opening salvo in her Hollow Ridge series because Inhale, Exhale meets my angst quota and then some, with the "some" being truly beautiful writing backing a hauntingly heartrending story of love and loss and knowing when to let go and hold on. Is it a flawless read? No, but it certainly isn't lacking in giving all the feels. I'd never read anything by Matthews prior to this new novel of hers, but if her previous novels are at par with this one, then it would be safe to assume that I've been missing out, a sad fact that I hope to remedy as soon as humanly possible.

When Lauren Tanner said "I do" to Jason Collins, she took her vows to heart. They would spend the rest of their lives creating a family and a home. Their happily-ever-after seeme…

Book Spotlight: Heart Strain by Michele Notaro & Sammi Cee

Heart Strain (Interlocking Fragments #1) by Michele Notaro & Sammi Cee Date Released: July 22, 2019
About Heart Strain Holden When I get a call that my twin brother’s been shot, I’m in shock as I head back to Baltimore to be with him. Seeing him in a coma is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do; sitting here not knowing whether he’s going to live or die is the worst thing I can imagine. But at least Jameson is with me—he makes it more bearable, and I don’t feel like I’m in this alone. With everything going on, I probably shouldn’t be checking out my brother’s work partner, but I can’t seem to help it. Jameson’s been so sweet and kind and considerate; not to mention he’s so sexy I can’t keep my eyes off him.
Jameson My partner getting shot and ending up in a coma brings everything in my world to a screeching halt. He’s not only my partner on the police force, but my best friend and confidant. When I see his twin brother, Holden, sitting in the waiting room, I’m overwhelmed with gratitud…

Review: The Engagement Gift by Lauren Blakely (After Dark #1)

Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author.
Ooh! Lauren Blakely is taking readers and fans to the dark side--and by "dark side", I'm talking about the devilishly decadent kind when it comes to romance fiction. I wouldn't necessarily consider The Engagement Gift, her first in her Lauren Blakely After Dark line of books, erotica but the heat level here is way higher than what you'd usually find in her earlier releases. Rest assured, this isn't just about sex. Blakely never fails to give us stories that are worth reading, and while the sex here is hotter than the norm for her, it's also a love story about trust and respect.

Lily Whiting is happy and in love. She knows she's got a great guy in her fiancĂ©. Finn Nichols has always put her first and loves her with a passion. She's never shied away from sharing with him whatever's on her mind, including her dirtiest fantasies...except for one particular fantasy. After all, not ever…