Friday, May 24, 2019


Release Date: May 23rd
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Despite the prestige of his last name, Sawyer Taggart clawed his way to the top. As the illegitimate son the Taggarts can no longer ignore, he wants what's rightfully his--control of the security firm that's worth billions. But first, he has to take out the competition.

London Montgomery refuses to use her last name to get ahead. As the only girl in the trio of billionaire Montgomery siblings, she's a prime target for fortune hunters. To keep herself safe and please her family, she stays on the straight and narrow... until she meets Sawyer Taggart. No matter how many roadblocks she throws in his way, the darkly seductive businessman continues to ruthlessly pursue her.
Now London has to decide if she'll risk it all to be with Sawyer, or choose a man her family approves of... In the meantime, you can read:
Seducing the Billionaire's Wife
Seducing the Billionaire's Brother

About the Author:
Marquita Valentine is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of contemporary romance.
When she's not writing sexy heroes who adore their sassy heroines, she enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her family and friends. Married to her high school sweetheart, Marquita lives in a seriously small town in the south.

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Liza's Review:

Seducing with the Billionaire's Daughter is the latest release from Marquita Valentine. I've really enjoyed each of the books in the series to date, but have to say that London and Sawyer's story is my favorite book in the series. OMG I loved every single moment of this book!!!

I really did feel like this was a modern day Romeo and Juliette story without the deaths. London and Sawyer's fathers were once best friends, but they are now enemies and business competitors. While neither London nor Sawyer really have anything to do with their family businesses, they are still from the Montgomery and Taggart families, so that means their families are at war.

I loved the instant connection and attraction between Sawyer and London. I seriously had all the happy feelings while reading this book. First of all while Sawyer did everything in his power to be around London, he never pushed her for more than she was ready for at any given time. I also love that he was completely upfront with London's family about his intentions to be in her life. 

The fact that Sawyer and London became friends before they became lovers worked so well for me. I think London would have regretted moving too fast with Sawyer even though she was insanely attracted to him from the moment they first met. I fell in love with them as a couple right along with them falling in love with each other. 

Ms. Valentine gave me the dream romance with Seducing the Billionaire's Daughter. This romance was filled with love, laughter, and even a few tears. I love when a story pulls multiple emotions from me when I read it, and this story did it all. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves reading contemporary romances.

Rating: 5 Stars (A)
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Thursday, May 23, 2019


Lisa Coleman committed to stay in Heart Falls until her sister’s baby arrives, but after that, she’s moving on. She’s not sure exactly what is on the agenda, so it’s good to still have a few months to figure out her dreams. While she’s waiting, there’s no reason she can’t enjoy herself with the very sexy local veterinarian. A naughty interlude with a man who knows all the right moves would be the perfect distraction from Coleman chaos: newborn baby! New dog! New found family?!

Josiah Ryder is beginning to feel women only want him for one thing. Playing fast and loose was fun in the past, but it’s time for a change. He’s ready to prove he’s in it for the long haul, but the one woman he truly wants insists she’s in town for six months and not a moment longer. He’ll have to pull out all the stops to make Lisa realize nothing out there can compete with finding forever right under her nose.

Release Date: May 21, 2019
Arend Publishing, Inc.
Colemans of Heart Falls #1, Heart Falls #5
Contemporary romance
Review copy provided by publisher

Liza's Review:

Lisa Coleman is in Heart Falls to help her sister Tamara, who is pregnant, out around her home until the baby is born. Lisa has always put her family first, even when things were strained, and plans to live out some of her dreams once she leaves Heart Falls, so she really hasn't started a relationship with anyone, even though she is totally attracted to Josiah Ryder, the local veterinarian. 

Josiah Ryder is just as attracted to Lisa as she is to him, but only decides to try and start a relationship after hearing Lisa has no plans to return to Rocky Mountain House. Josiah seems to see some of himself in Lisa, at least when it comes to past family issues and how to proceed with their relationship. I loved the truly had a sweet courtship, even as they were insanely attracted to one another. Their slower paced romance worked for me, especially as Lisa's true future choices were really up in the air through much of this book. Not that there wasn't incredible chemistry between Josiah and Lisa; it was off the charts and I loved they waited until they were both ready for that step in their relationship.

I love that The Cowgirl's Forever Love was so family-focused. I loved how close the Coleman sisters are and how they supported each other unconditionally. They have always had a tough time connecting with their father and it was nice to see a bit of a change occur when it came to the girls and their father. 

Vivian Arend gives her readers another winner with The Cowgirl's Forever Love. With the teasers we were given at the end of the story, I can't wait to read the next book in the series. 

Rating: 4 Stars (B)


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Choose Me by RC Boldt

Release Date: May 21, 2019

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Choose Me, an all-new standalone coming-of-age romance

by RC Boldt.

Wearing the nicest suit I own, I stand in the very back with a flask full of whiskey in my inner pocket. I put on a brave face as I watch her walk down the aisle.

Because it’s too late.

I refuse to be the bastard who makes her cry on her wedding day, but I’m dying to tell her what I’ve always known. She’s my best friend, but she doesn’t realize she owns my f*cking heart and soul, too.

Each step down that aisle takes her farther away from me and brings her closer to him, forcing me to face the truth: I’ve fallen in love with someone who can’t be mine. If she’d just turn around, maybe she’d realize I love her more than he ever could.

I won’t ruin her perfect day, but my broken heart begs me to try and convince her.

Choose me.

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     I startle at the male voice calling my name. When I turn, I find a guy about my height wearing a button-down shirt beneath a sport coat and a pair of pressed slacks. He regards me with a mixture of surprise and recognition while I have no idea who the hell he is. He steps closer with a smile.

     “Sorry to catch you off guard,” he apologizes and holds out his hand to me. “Grant Stevenson.”

     I shake his hand warily. “Hollis Barnes.” I pause before adding, “But somehow, you already knew that.”

     He grins, and if I’m being completely honest, I don’t detect any douchebag vibes. “I recognized you from one of the photos Magnolia has in her room of the two of you.”

     It takes all my control to suppress the jolt that zigzags through me at his words. She still keeps a photo of us?

     His eyes crinkle at the corners, and he lifts his chin to gesture to me. “Although I have to be honest, the ink and beard initially threw me off.”

     A surprised laugh escapes me, and I slide my hands into my pockets.

     Grant steps closer and glances around before lowering his voice. “I’m actually glad you’re here. I know you and Magnolia haven’t seen one another in a while, but you’re her oldest friend…”

     Oldest friend. Not best friend. I don’t miss the phrasing. Although I don’t feel it’s intentional, it cuts deep just the same.

     “I’m nervous as hell, and I’m hopin’ you can tell me if she’d like this.”

     It takes me a moment to realize what he’s pulled out of his pocket.

     A velvet ring box and a packet of Pop Rocks.

     Fuck, fuck, fuck.

     I resist the urge to rub at the center of my chest, where searing pain radiates.

     He flicks open the box to reveal a ring with a large diamond that’s fancy as hell. Something Mrs. Barton would love and deem appropriate. But Magnolia? Hell no.

     “Her mom helped me pick it out.”


     “And I know she loves Pop Rocks since she always has a pack.”

     Not the strawberry flavor.

     But he’s trying. I can see the nervousness in his expression. The hope. The excitement.

     I can’t crush this guy. He’s exactly what her parents have always wanted for her. The kind of guy who doesn’t get his hands dirty. The one with money and connections.

     The one who can give her the future her parents expect her to have. The one who won’t come home with rough hands, callused to hell and back from working on a project that’s for a high-end client or due to be auctioned off to a car collector with more money than they know what to do with.

     The man who wears button-downs like they’re second skin. Designer clothes.

     So caught up in my thoughts, I don’t immediately realize that he’s pocketed the items and is gazing in another direction. When I turn and follow his focus, catching sight of her weaving through the crowd, I take advantage of the moment and let my eyes drink her in. She’s…so goddamn beautiful.

     Her long blond hair spills down her back, and even beneath the shapeless graduation gown, her sleek, tanned legs peek out from the bottom hem, her heels accentuating her toned calf muscles.

     When she catches sight of Grant, her entire face lights up, and…goddammit.

     I can’t do this. This was a fucking mistake. It’s like someone’s performing open heart surgery and just cracked my chest open without anesthesia.

About RC Boldt:

RC Boldt enjoys long walks on the beach, running, reading, people watching, and singing karaoke. If you're in the mood for some killer homemade mojitos, can't recall the lyrics to a particular 80's song, or just need to hang around a nonconformist who will do almost anything for a laugh, she's your girl.  

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Nikki's Review:

Lord, that was one hell of a roller coaster ride. My emotions were all over the damn place while reading this book. 

RC Boldt is a new to me author. Like always, I’m always a little leery when reading someone new. But I gotta tell ya, this author has pulled me in! 

This book is unlike anything I’ve read before. The whole way it’s set up is different. At first, I wasn’t sure I was going to enjoy it, but it worked. It worked beautifully. You get to immerse yourself in the wonderful friendship between Magnolia and Hollis right from grade school all the way to adulthood. I think I was able to get to know these characters more than any others in all the thousands of books I’ve read. 
These two characters come from different worlds, but are so completely perfect for each other. Both have doubts about their lives, and their worthiness of love. But the one thing they’re absolutely sure of, is their friendship. That friendship slowly turns to more as they get older.

I loved being able to see Magnolia and Hollis grow up and have relationships with other people. You could always feel that magnetic pull between them. It didn’t matter how much they liked their current girlfriend or boyfriend, they were always being pulled together. It was fate.

This is a slow burn romance. The relationship evolves through the years. My heart was in my throat through most of the book. I felt like I was on this journey with them. I was their cheerleader. There is so much sweetness in this story, but once things heat up as they hit adulthood, the chemistry is off the the charts. I’ve read much more erotic sex scenes, but honestly, the scenes in this book were some of the sexiest. My heart was racing and I had goosebumps. It wasn’t just sex between Hollis and Magnolia. 

Choose Me is a beautifully written saga. Whenever I had to put it down because life interrupted, I was always thinking about it. I couldn’t wait to get back to Hollis and Magnolia. This is a story of finding friendship, and finding the path in life that YOU want. It’s mostly about finding, and keeping, that all consuming love that you can’t live without. The kind of love that would leave you devastated if it was taken away. 

Rating: 5 Stars (A+)

Wednesday, May 22, 2019


Title: Assassin’s Mark
Series: Assassins #2
Author: Ella Sheridan
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Cover Design: Mayhem Cover Creations
Release Date: June 24, 2019


I knew the minute I saw him that Levi Agozi was too perfect to be real. I didn't care. He came to me, asked for me, and, dazzled by his dark good looks and the bad-boy aura surrounding him, I gave in. Willingly.

My father is set to become the next governor of Virginia, and he'll use me to get there if he has to. He'll hand me over, virginity and all, to the man with the biggest bank account and political pull.

I wanted something more.

I wanted Levi. And I had him—until I woke up, disoriented and confused, at his mercy. He’s a bad boy, all right. A sexy, deadly assassin. And I'm the pawn torn between him and my father, two powerful men intent on destroying each other.

I might not understand their war, but I do understand one thing: no matter who wins, I lose.



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Ella Sheridan never fails to take her readers to the dark edges of love and back again. Strong heroines are her signature, and her heroes span the gamut from hot rock stars to alpha bodyguards and everywhere in between. Ella never pulls her punches, and her unique combination of raw emotion, hot sex, and action leave her readers panting for the next release.
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Tuesday, May 21, 2019


In this compelling, fiercely emotional debut, childhood sweethearts have a second chance at true love--but can they overcome the past that tore them apart?

I've been a fighter all my life, even before I made it my career. As a kid in the foster system, I didn't have any other choice. But I've never fought for something--for someone--as hard as I fought for Lucy. I was her protector, her hero--and she was my everything. From the day we met, she made our grim days in Atlanta's notorious Brighton Park fade away--leaving only us.

But we broke each other's hearts, and we did a damn good job of it. A decade has passed since I last saw her, but not a day goes by that I don't think of her clear blue eyes or easy smile. So when I see her at one of my matches--and find out that she's engaged--I need to understand why she turned her back on me all those years ago. Because no matter what I do, no matter how many guys I knock out in the boxing ring, I can't forget her

So I'm not giving up on her. I'm not walking away.

I'm going to fight for Lucy one last time.

Release Date: May 21, 2019
Forever Yours
Love Story Duet #1
Contemporary Romance
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Nikki’s Review:

Sigh. I love a second chance romance novel! I love when the characters journeys come full circle, and they find their way back to each other. A Love Like Yours is one of those stories.

Sam and Lucy both grew up in the foster care system. They became best friends when they were placed in the same home. Over the years, that friendship grew into a romantic love.

You get a real sense that this is true love for Sam and Lucy even at the tender age of 17. They’ve been through the wringer as kids, and they don’t take love for granted. After a series of events rips them apart, they have to learn to live without each other.

Fast forward 10 years and they’ve reunited. The emotion was full on in your face from the moment they see one another. It was obvious that the love they had as teenagers never went away. Man, I was so hopeful for these two from the get go! I wasn’t sure how it was going to work out though. Lucy is engaged to another man, Drew. It would have been so much easier for me to be ok with her breaking up with Drew if he was a douchebag, but he wasn’t. I really liked him. And he really loved Lucy. I knew this was going to get me in the feels, and I was right. 

I started to grow a little tired of Lucy’s back and forth over what she was going to do. I can’t imagine how much her heart was hurting, but I just wanted her to be more steadfast in her decision-making. In real life I imagine that Lucy’s behaviour was pretty accurate though. 

Lucy makes her decision, and there’s definitely a trail of shattered heart pieces left behind. I was so happy, but kinda sad at the same time. Crazy, eh? My feelings were all over the place with this book. 

The story and characters were all really well developed and the writing was spectacular. There’s a cliffhanger at the end, and the story continues in A Story Like Ours. I’m honestly not sure how that one is going to go. I feel like the story could have wrapped up in book 1, but maybe I’ll be surprised and discover that there’s so much more to these characters. Book 2 comes out on June 18th, so stay tuned for my next review! 

Rating: 4 Stars (A)