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Review: The Rival by Kendall Ryan (Looking to Score #2)

Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author. Kendall Ryan is back with the second novel in her Looking to Score series, and with its release comes new covers sporting black and white portraits of couples. They're quite stunning, and I'm a fan of black and white photos, but admittedly, I prefer the original covers, mainly because they felt more apt for the theme of the series. That being said, what really matters is what's between the covers, and Ryan continues to impress with this series. While you could try reading them as standalones, I highly recommend they be read in order because of recurring characters and certain bits of the story line starting out in the series starter, The Rebel . The Rival is book two in the Looking to Score series, and this is Alex Braun and Aspen Ford's story. After dumping her cheating ex-boyfriend, Aspen's life appears to be back on track. She's even got a job with Boston's pro hockey team that she loves

Review: In Your Dreams by Julia Kent (Her Billionaires #0.5)

Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author. In Your Dreams is a prequel novella in Julia Kent's Her Billionaires series. If you're like me and have yet to read the actual series--although I do have two of the books in my Kindle app already--then this novella certainly serves as a rather enticing and intriguing way to whet your reading appetite. If you're already familiar with the other books, particularly the ones that have the three main characters in predominant roles, then this is a rather fine bonus read that could probably considered as an origin story of sorts...or maybe not. Don't take my word for it, and by "it" I mean labeling this an origin story! I'm no expert... Basically, this is an introduction to the three main characters, Laura Michaels, Mike Pine, and Dylan Stanwyck. She's been having lust-filled dreams of not just one man, but two of them! I don't want to give too much of the story away, even if this is "o

Book Spotlight: A Husband for Hartwell by J.A. Rock & Lisa Henry

A Husband for Hartwell (Lords of Bucknall Hall #1) by J.A. Rock & Lisa Henry Date Released: May 11, 2021 About A Husband for Hartwell He must marry, or risk his fortune. The whole of London Society has long assumed Lord William Hartwell will marry his childhood best friend, Lady Rebecca Warrington. After two Seasons, Hartwell remains quite content with bachelorhood—his parents do not. When Hartwell learns they intend to cut his purse strings unless he makes a match this Season, he resigns himself to a marriage of convenience with Becca, and yet he can't help but be drawn to her younger brother, Warry. He must marry, or risk his sister's ruin. The Viscount "Warry" Warrington is used to being viewed as the tagalong little brother. Now a grown man about to enter his second Season, Warry is desperate to be seen. When Lord Balfour, a handsome older peer, takes Warry under his wing, Warry thinks his dream is finally coming true. Until Balfour reveals his tr

Book Spotlight: High Country Justice by Nik James

High Country Justice (Caleb Marlowe #1) by Nik James Date Released: May 25, 2021 Sourcebooks Casablanca About High Country Justice Fans of William Johnstone will love this unique and riveting historical western series. A perfect gift for Father’s Day, birthdays, and holidays for the men in your life. It will take all this lone frontiersman’s skills to save his only friend from murderous outlaws. Caleb Marlowe carved out his own legend as a frontier scout and lawman before arriving in the Colorado boomtown of Elkhorn. Famous for a lightning-quick draw and nerves of steel, he is mysterious, guarded, and unpredictable. Now, he wants to leave the past behind. But the past has a way of dogging a man… When Doc Burnett, Caleb’s only friend in town, goes missing, his daughter Sheila comes seeking Caleb’s help. Newly arrived from the East, she hotly condemns the bloody frontier justice of the rifle and the six-gun. But this is outlaw country. Murderous road agents have Doc trapp

Release Blitz: Head to Head by Eli Easton & Tara Lain

Head to Head (Nerds vs Jocks #3) by Eli Easton & Tara Lain Date Released: May 25, 2021 About Head to Head If these two don't kill each other, they might fall in love. Rand hates Jax because he’s the laid-back, vegan-eating, tree-hugging, total-Zen-until-I-get-a-chance-to-screw-you president of Sigma Mu Tau, the nerdy fraternity that’s the sworn enemy of Rand’s house, Alpha Lambda Alpha. What a phony! Jax hates Rand for being the privileged, rich-heir-to-an-oil-empire, environment-destroying, soul-sucking president of the ALA jocks—but mostly because Rand hated him first. Rand has sent nothing but hateful vibes his way since the day they met. What a douche! The enemies have never had a single conversation that didn’t involve shouting—until Jax’s old Buick breaks down on a road trip and Rand plays reluctant rescuer. Jax is forced to sit on Rand’s dead cow seats. Rand learns chickens can enter the living room and that Jax’s beliefs are more than skin-deep. The bitter

Book Spotlight: Cowboy Fire by Kim Redford

Cowboy Fire (Smokin' Hot Cowboys #8) by Kim Redford Date Released: May 25, 2021 Sourcebooks Casablanca About Cowboy Fire This cowboy is more than just a perfect face... Violet Ashwood arrives in Wildcat Bluff County with one agenda: convince the hunky Mr. July from the Wildcat Bluff Fire Rescue’s annual benefit calendar to be the face—and body—of her new lonely hearts online dating service. She didn’t count on his firm refusal, nor did she count on seeing him again. Until she discovers he’s her new landlord. Kemp Lander, aka Mr. July, wants nothing to do with Violet’s schemes to make him a model for her Cowboy Chat Corral, particularly once he finds out she fudged the truth on her rental contract by claiming she was a cowgirl. He’s got enough problems trying to keep trespassers off his ranch and doesn’t need the distraction of his sexy renter.  All Violet and Kemp want is to save their livelihoods and have their lifelong dreams realized. But it’ll take jo