Wednesday, October 20, 2021

THE GRIFTER (INTELLIGENCE UNIT #3)

 

Release Date: October 19


Only one person has ever rocked Detective Shawn Maxwell’s titanium composure.
Francesca Rossi, his ex-partner.
His ex-everything.

He hasn’t seen Frankie since she left him eight years ago and now he has to work with her on an undercover case that could break them both.

But when Shawn’s world is turned upside down by the news that he has a three-year-old daughter, Frankie stuns him by being an unlikely ally.

The more they’re together, the more the walls between them begin to crumble and the less he can resist the fierce, beautiful woman he fell for.

But their past comes with wounds that run deep and the present holds danger neither of them see coming.

Until suddenly, they aren’t just fighting for love.
 
They’re fighting for their lives.

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Meet Kimberly Kincaid

Kimberly Kincaid writes contemporary romance that splits the difference between sexy and sweet and hot and edgy romantic suspense. 

When she’s not sitting cross-legged in an ancient desk chair known as “The Pleather Bomber”, she can be found practicing obscene amounts of yoga, whipping up anything from enchiladas to éclairs in her kitchen, or curled up with her nose in a book. 


Kimberly is a USA Today best-selling author and a 2016 and 2015 RWA RITA® finalist and 2014 Bookseller’s Best nominee who lives (and writes!) by the mantra that food is love.


Kimberly resides in Virginia with her wildly patient husband and their three daughters.

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Liza's Review:

The Grifter is the latest book in the Intelligence Unit romantic suspense series by Kimberly Kincaid. Ms. Kincaid has been on my auto-buy list from the moment I found her books. The Grifter was another wonderful edge of your seat romantic suspense.

Shawn and Frankie are former partners and lovers who are thrown together to work on a case to take down a drug dealer who has decided to set up shop in a Remington. Frankie is back in Remington for the first time in 8 years to take down drug dealer Beck. When she is paired up with Shawn, the chemistry they had 8 years ago is just as strong as before. They worked so well as partners and could truly read each other’s mind. I loved they had such a strong connection even after so many years apart.

While they are working undercover to take down the new drug ring, neither is prepared to learn Shawn has a 3-year-old daughter named Isla he never knew about. I really was surprised to see Frankie step up to help out Shawn, as she didn’t really seem like kids were her thing. I love when a character surprises me, and when it came to Isla, both Shawn and Frankie shocked me with how quickly they took to the little girl. Shawn had a protective instinct from the first moment he saw his little girl, but him falling for his daughter so quickly was a surprise to me.

Shawn and Frankie played off one another so well, when in their undercover roles and when they were spending time together. I knew with their crazy strong chemistry they wouldn’t be able to  stay away from one another for long. OMG they had so many smoking hot sexy times! Loved them
together so very much!

The suspense aspect of this story was so strong and kept me on the edge of my seat. I have to say if I was watching this book as a movie, I would have yelled out several times to watch out. There were a few twists and turns along the way I do wasn’t expecting. However, Beck being a truly evil individual was never in doubt. Ms. Kincaid took her readers on a wild ride with the most satisfying of endings.

Readers will meet many characters from other books in the Intelligence Unit series as well as other series in The Grifter, but The Grifter can be read as a stand-alone story with no issues. I recommend this story to fans of romantic suspense with lots of emotional and sexy times.


Rating: 4 Stars (B)
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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

THE GRIFTER RELEASE BLITZ

 

Release Date: October 19


Only one person has ever rocked Detective Shawn Maxwell’s titanium composure.
Francesca Rossi, his ex-partner.
His ex-everything.

He hasn’t seen Frankie since she left him eight years ago and now he has to work with her on an undercover case that could break them both.

But when Shawn’s world is turned upside down by the news that he has a three-year-old daughter, Frankie stuns him by being an unlikely ally.

The more they’re together, the more the walls between them begin to crumble and the less he can resist the fierce, beautiful woman he fell for.

But their past comes with wounds that run deep and the present holds danger neither of them see coming.

Until suddenly, they aren’t just fighting for love.
 
They’re fighting for their lives.

Grab Your Copy Here!

Meet Kimberly Kincaid

Kimberly Kincaid writes contemporary romance that splits the difference between sexy and sweet and hot and edgy romantic suspense. 

When she’s not sitting cross-legged in an ancient desk chair known as “The Pleather Bomber”, she can be found practicing obscene amounts of yoga, whipping up anything from enchiladas to éclairs in her kitchen, or curled up with her nose in a book. 


Kimberly is a USA Today best-selling author and a 2016 and 2015 RWA RITA® finalist and 2014 Bookseller’s Best nominee who lives (and writes!) by the mantra that food is love.


Kimberly resides in Virginia with her wildly patient husband and their three daughters.

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Friday, October 15, 2021

MESSING WITH THE BILLIONAIRE (MAID IN MIAMI #1)


When a case of mistaken identity goes too far…can this billionaire win the trust of a woman who thinks she loves the gardener?


TJ: Buying a winter home in Miami Beach has its benefits. Not only did I escape the pressure of being a hedge fund manager in New York, but when my housekeeping team shows up and an adorable bubbly blonde is in charge, I find I like the tropical sun even more. Sure, I let her believe I’m the gardener because the mistake was amusing, and she was amazing. I obviously planned to tell her when she says yes to our first date, but…I didn’t. For once, a woman is really into me without the trappings of my wealth and status. But the joke’s on me when feelings get real and telling her the truth could wreck the best thing I’ve ever had.


Lilly: It's official. I've met the perfect guy. At least, he seems perfect. He might not be the best landscaper in Miami, but he looks great in a sweaty t-shirt out on the lawns of my client’s mansion. For once, I’ve found someone who appreciates hard work and, like me, didn’t get anything handed to him. The only problem is...I think he's hiding something. Something big. I want to believe that the sweet and humble gardener I'm falling in love with is as real as he seems...but some unanswered questions make me wonder if this is all just too good to be true. Who is he and can I trust him with my heart?


Messing With The Billionaire is a laugh-out-loud rom com with a swoony closed-door romance and a heaping dose of sizzling chemistry. There is no cheating and no cliffhangers and this can be read as a standalone.


Maid In Miami:



When five best friends graduate from business school, it’s time for these girls to take on the world. As dazzling, eccentric, and spirited as the city where they all grew up, these dynamos head home to Miami with big plans to launch a high-end housekeeping company. Offering a mix of beauty, brains, and business savvy, it doesn’t take long for Maid in Miami to attract the most elite clients in the glamorous city. That means they are now the maids for billionaires, rock stars, athletes, and South Florida’s most charming bachelors. It turns out, a girl can clean, tidy, and make a place sparkle…until a heartthrob sweeps her off her feet. Then, things can get really messy.


Don’t miss Maid In Miami…unforgettable romantic comedies that will have you laughing, swooning, cheering, and mopping up some happy tears.


The Series:


Book 1: Messing With The Billionaire


Book 2: Messing With The Bad Boy


Book 3: Messing With The Bartender


Book 4: Messing With The Bodyguard


Book 5: Messing With The Ballplayer


Release Date: October 15, 2021

Palm Island Publishing

Maid in Miami #1

Contemporary Sweet Romance/Romantic Comedy

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Liza's Review:


Messing with the Billionaire is the first book in the sweet rom-com series Maid in Miami from Breezie Bennett. Five best friends decide to open a cleaning service for high-end clients together after graduating from UF. These best friends have really become more likes sisters with such different personalities, and I was hooked from the very first page.


When Lilly heads to meet with billionaire Theodore Rinehart, she is surprised to find him out, but TJ, his gardener, is there to get the message she stopped by to see Mr. Rinehart. Since he hires Maid in Miami, she is so over the moon, she isn't worried she only communicates with the boss via email. However, not only has Lilly met billionaire Theodore Rinehart, she is spending lots of time with him, since he is in fact TJ. 


I really enjoy a well-done mistaken identity story, and Ms. Bennett did a wonderful job with Messing with the Billionaire. Yes, TJ let the mistaken identity go on way longer than he should have, but it had to be refreshing for him to be dating a woman who only knew TJ the man, not TJ the billionaire. Lilly and TJ had such a wonderful connection, and really great chemistry as well. I loved they both opened up about themselves to one another, so much so that TJ shared a part of himself he hadn't shared with anyone else in his life. There were many laugh out loud moments in the sweet romantic comedy, not only with Lilly and TJ, but with Lilly and her friends. I loved the time Lilly spent with her friends every bit as much as the time she and TJ were together.


Messing with the Billionaire was a wonderful start to the new Maid in Miami series. Ms. Bennett once again delivers her readers a funny romance. While her prior books have been steamier than her new series, the romance is every bit as strong. I look forward to reading each book in this new sweet romantic comedy series by Breezie Bennett.


Rating: 4 Stars (B)


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Tuesday, October 12, 2021

JUST ONE CHANCE (KINGSTON FAMILY #3)


He thought she was the one…until she walked away. Now she’s back and he wants her more than ever.


As a former Marine, Xander Kingston’s writing keeps him sane. Bonus? His thrillers made him one of Hollywood’s most desired screenwriters—and also introduced him to a fledgling starlet who broke his heart. With his close-knit family in New York, Xander returned home and found peace. Until Sasha Keaton shows up at his Hamptons retreat. Now an A-Lister, she’s as beautiful as he remembers. And just as dangerous to his heart.


Sasha learned from watching her mother to never sacrifice her dreams for anyone—only to discover how empty life could be without the man she loved. Now cast in Xander’s latest movie, she needs his insight to play the part, but secretly hopes for a second chance.


Xander has built emotional walls to keep Sasha at a distance, but their physical attraction can’t be denied. When a stalker’s threats intensify, Xander moves Sasha into his house to keep her safe. Before long she's back in his bed and making inroads in his life.


But when the danger passes and the movie wraps, Sasha and Xander face a familiar choice—put career first or give love a fighting chance. 


Release Date: October 12, 2021

CP Publishing

Kingston Family #3

Contemporary Romance

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Liza's Review:


Just One Chance is the newest book in the Kingston Family series by Carly Phillips, and is a perfect second chance romance. Xander Kingston and Sasha Keaton haven't seen each other in years, until she is offered the role as the female lead in Xander's latest Steele series. When they were together before, Sasha was just starting out in Hollywood, and Xander was already a best-selling thriller writer turned screenwriter. Now Sasha is an A-list actress, and knows she needs to clear up things from the past so they can have a working relationship in the future.


I adored both Xander and Sasha and loved their chemistry was still there from the moment they saw one another again. I could see Sasha had matured while she and Xander were apart, but was still finding her footing when dealing with her mother and her agent. I felt like it took Xander longer than I expected to realize how young Sasha was when they originally dated, and how much pressure her mother placed on her to keep her career her main focus. While I hated Sasha and Xander started spending time together because of a stalker, I loved seeing each grow over the course of the story. Sasha and Xander gave me all the happy feels as a couple. Yes, they had some logistic issues with Xander's need to not be in the spotlight and Sasha being one of the top actresses in Hollywood, but I loved them together from day one.


I really loved the suspense element of Sasha's stalker. It made the situation intense at times without being over the top. Xander already had strong protective instincts when it came to anyone he cares about, but it his instincts were on high alert when it came to Sasha. I loved they were each so protective of the other. Sasha wanted to protect Xander every bit as much as he wanted to protect her. This story was total catnip for me. I love a second chance romance, and Sasha's and Xander's story was one I couldn't stop reading. The stalker reveal was spot on, and while I had an idea who it might be, I always love learning the crazy reasoning in the stalker's mind.


I have to say the biggest surprise in the entire story was Dash's insight about both Sasha and Zander and him being to one to step up and offer help to both Sasha and his brother. Let's get real....Dash has only really shown himself to be a rockstar man-whore, so I was totally thrown when he was the voice of reason. Seriously, it only made me even more excited to get his book!


Just One Chance was such a fun, sexy, and emotional story. Both Sasha and Xander are such strong individuals, and I absolutely adored everything about their journey to happily ever after. While Just One Chance is part of the Kingston family series, readers could totally pick it up and read it as a stand-alone story and fall in love with these characters.


Rating: 5 Stars (A)

Friday, October 08, 2021

HOLD ON TO MY HEART (MAINE SULLIVANS #4)


Ashley Sullivan’s whole world changed when she got pregnant at seventeen. After the father of her child ditched her and their son, she bypassed college, shelved her plans to see the world, and went straight to managing the family café in Bar Harbor, Maine. For the next eleven years, she poured her entire heart into raising her amazing son, Kevin. But when her brother invites her to the grand opening of his new hotel in Vienna, she decides it's finally time to experience a little of the adventure she still secretly longs for. She isn’t planning on doing anything crazy, of course. Especially not something as wild and reckless as ending up in bed with one of the sexiest music superstars in the world...


Nash Hardwin has been on the road full time since leaving his rough childhood behind when he was sixteen. Beloved by millions of fans around the world, he’s never had a real home and never trusted anyone enough to fall in love. Not until he meets Ashley Sullivan. After she unexpectedly steps in to help him out of a very tricky situation, he ends up having the best day of his life with her in Vienna. Ashley is sweet, beautiful and intelligent...with the biggest heart of anyone he’s ever met.

When their perfect day together inevitably turns into an even more perfect night, there’s no denying that they make incredibly beautiful music together. But is there even the slightest chance that the small-town single mom and the road warrior rock star can make things work? Or will the realities of lives that are polar opposites make it impossible to hold on to each other’s hearts?

HOLD ON TO MY HEART is part of Bella Andre's USA Today and New York Times #1 bestselling series about The Sullivans. 

Release Date: October 6, 2021
Oak Press, LLC
Sullivans #22 Maine Sullivans #4
Contemporary Romance
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Liza's Review:

Bella Andre has done it again with Hold On To My Heart, her newest release in the Maine Sullivans series. I've wanted Ashley Sullivan's story from the moment she appeared on the page. I knew she deserved an amazing partner, and Nash Hardwin was just the man for the job.

Ashley Sullivan is a single mom of an 11-year-old son, who hasn't really ever traveled anywhere since she got pregnant in high school and her boyfriend basically abandoned both her and their son. Ashley was lucky enough to always have her family to support her and now runs the family cafe and shops, and really loves her life. When she gets the chance to go to Vienna for the opening of her brother Brandon's new hotel, she jumps at it, and makes all the plans to see everything she can in the 2 days she will be away. However, when word leaks out that Nash Hardwin is at the hotel, Brandon needs Ashley's help to get Nash away unnoticed, and her plans are pretty much thrown out the window.

I loved Nash from the moment he appeared on the page. He saw Ashley as a woman and not just a mom or sister as her family saw her. He seemed to just get her from the moment they met, and I loved that about him. He was also very up front about his past and the bad choices he made when he was younger. I loved the chemistry between Nash and Ashley, which was off the charts HOT! What I loved even more is they could talk to each other like old friends from the moment they met and each could be themselves. That type of connection is magical, and they had it in spades.

Ashley and Nash really were pretty opposite, so when Nash showed up in Bar Harbor, I had all the happy feels. I loved their chemistry and connection so very much. I also loved that Nash was super accepting of Ashley's son Kevin from the moment they met, and instinctively included Kevin in plans and treated Kevin as his own person. I loved that Kevin and Nash became friends so quickly. The only frustrating part of the entire story was Kevin's dad, Josh, being back in the picture...only when he felt like it. I really wanted to throat punch Josh more than a few times. He has never done right by Ashley or Kevin, but wanted to stir up trouble once Ashley finally found someone to love and who loves her. 

Hold On To My Heart was such a beautiful story filled with laughter, tears, and an incredible romance. I always say I'll savor each new book by Ms. Andre so it will last longer, and once again I ended up reading her newest story pretty much in one day. Ms. Andre pulls the reader into the story from page one and makes it almost impossible to stop reading until the end. I fell in love with the Sullivan clan from the very first book, and have loved each new installment every bit as much.

Rating: 5 Stars (A)

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