Friday, November 22, 2019


Abducted while on a business trip to Europe, Tallie Grant quickly realizes she’s a commodity to be sold—and there’s no way out. Determined not to surrender to the man who buys her, she’ll soon discover he’s not what he seems. 

Mercenary Brett Wheeler has one task: infiltrate a human trafficking operation and get as much information as possible. But when Tallie takes her turn on the auction block, Brett risks his cover to free her—by bidding to win. 

Someone watches from the shadows, determined to reclaim his thwarted prize. And when he does, Brett will need all his skills to find sweet Tallie again—before she’s gone forever.

Release Date: November 12, 2019
H.O.T. Publishing, LLC
Black's Bandits #2
Romantic Suspense
Review copy provided by publisher

Liza's Review:

I have mad love for the Black's Bandits series after only 2 books. First of all we have time with Ian Black. Add in the fact that he has some of the best men working for him, and I'm all in with this book.

Tallie Grant is abducted while on a business trip in France and is put up for auction to the highest bidder. Brett Wheeler is working undercover to try and put the end to a human trafficking operation, when he sees Tallie and knows he has to save matter the cost. I will be honest; I pretty much fell for Brett Wheeler right then and there.

While I hated the way Tallie and Brett met, I absolutely loved their journey together. Brett and Tallie absolutely seemed to get each other pretty much from the beginning. I knew they had each found their person pretty much from the beginning. The suspense elements in this book kept me on the edge of my seat pretty much until the end. I love a book that keeps me guessing when there are elements of suspense and Black Tie did that in spades. Add in the super hot chemistry between Tallie and Brett, and any time we get with Ian Black, and Black Tie was the total package.

Black Tie was like catnip to me. I love a good romantic suspense book, and Lynn Raye Harris does an amazing job each and every time. I highly recommend the Black Bandits series as well as the Hostile Operations series of books to anyone who love romantic suspense books.

Rating: 4 Stars (B+)

Thursday, November 21, 2019


From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author J. Kenner comes a new story in her Stark International series…

Tease Me, an all-new steamy, full length standalone in the Stark World from New York Times and #1 International bestselling author J. Kenner, is coming March 10th! 

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Entertainment reporter Jamie Archer knew it would be hard when her husband, Stark Security Chief Ryan Hunter, was called away for a long-term project in London. The distance is difficult to endure, but Jamie trusts the deep and passionate love that has always burned between them. At least until a mysterious woman from Ryan’s past shows up at his doorstep, her very presence threatening to destroy everything that Jamie holds dear.

Ryan never expected to see Felicia Randall again, a woman with whom he shared a dark past and a dangerous secret. The first and only woman he ever truly failed.

Desperate and on the run, Felicia’s come to plead for his help. But while Ryan knows that helping her is the only way to heal old wounds, he also knows that the mission will not only endanger the life of the woman he holds most dear, but will brutally test the deep trust that binds Jamie and Ryan together.
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jkennerAbout J. Kenner 

Kenner (aka Julie Kenner) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal and #1 International bestselling author of over one hundred novels, novellas and short stories in a variety of genres.

Though known primarily for her award-winning and international bestselling erotic romances (including the Stark and Most Wanted series) that have reached as high as #2 on the New York Times bestseller list, JK has been writing full time for over a decade in a variety of genres including paranormal and contemporary romance, “chicklit” suspense, urban fantasy,  and paranormal mommy lit.

JK has been praised by Publishers Weekly as an author with a “flair for dialogue and eccentric characterizations” and by RT Bookclub for having “cornered the market on sinfully attractive, dominant antiheroes and the women who swoon for them.” A six time finalist for Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA award, JK took home the first RITA trophy awarded in the category of erotic romance in 2014 for her novel, Claim Me (book 2 of her Stark Trilogy) and in 2017 for Wicked Dirty in the same category. Her Demon Hunting Soccer Mom series (as Julie Kenner) is currently in development as a television show.

Her books have sold over three million copies and are published in over twenty languages.

In her previous career as an attorney, JK worked as a clerk on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and practiced primarily civil, entertainment and First Amendment litigation in Los Angeles and Irvine, California, as well as in Austin, Texas.  She currently lives in Central Texas, with her husband, two daughters, and two rather spastic cats.

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Growing up, Liz Westmoreland dreamed of taking over her grandparents inn located in the small mountain town of Antler Creek only for it to be sold before she ever got the chance. While browsing the internet, she stumbles upon a listing for what looks to be the picturesque inn and it’s set to go to auction. Liz places a bid, and by a miracle, wins the auction. But when she gets there she finds the property in significant disrepair.

When Matt Hardy narrowly lost the inn and property that butted his land, he just hoped it wasn't another city slicker coming to make matters worse after the previous owners gutted the place for an art gallery. But the minute he recognized the sweet, freckle-faced girl from his childhood and heard her plans to reopen the inn, he jumps at the chance to help his childhood crush restore a place where he made so many fond memories.

While working on repairs, Liz and Matt discover her grandmother’s collection of angels in one of the cabins. When the angels start mysteriously showing up all over the inn, she begins to look at them as reassurance—that restoring the inn is what she's meant to do. But when an accident leaves Liz feeling like she made a mistake, will Matt—and the residents of Antler Creek—be able to show Liz that she's found a home? And possibly true love as well?

Release Date: October 15, 2019
St. Martin's Griffin
Contemporary Romance
Review copy provided by publisher

Liza's Review:

Christmas Angels is the newest Christmas story from Nancy Naigle. I wanted to read this story as soon as it hit my kindle, but I needed to get a little closer to Christmas to be in the right frame of mind. I love Ms. Naigle has written Christmas stories over the past few years, and I always look forward to her newest sweet and emotional Christmas story each year. 

I loved Liz Westmoreland from the moment she appeared on the page. She is such a strong woman, who knows exactly what she wants out of life and has worked hard for years so she can finally live her dream of owning her grandparents' former inn Angel's Rest. However, after arriving, she quickly realizes there is way more work needed than she had anticipated.

Luckily, Matt Hardy is back in Antler Creek and is the perfect person to help Liz with her dreams. I have to say I absolutely loved that Matt had a huge crush on Liz when they were kids and she would come to visit her grandparents. After learning about Matt's background with his most recent ex, I really worried about him giving Liz enough of a chance as she was also from the city, but I was so glad I was wrong about how Matt would act.

I loved the fact that Matt and Liz totally were friends first, even though they both felt an attraction to each other. I also absolutely loved the townspeople of Antler Creek. Seriously made me miss my own small town hometown as I grew up in a town where neighbors helped each other all the time just to help out. I had all the happy sighs while reading Christmas Angels.

Christmas Angels is another winner from Nancy Naigle. As with so many of her other Christmas stories, I absolutely feel like I'm living in a Hallmark Christmas movie, and I love every single minute of each story. I adore Nancy's voice in each new book and highly suggest her books to romance fans who love sweet and emotional stories.

Rating: 5 Stars (B+)
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Wednesday, November 13, 2019


A sexy running back who needs a nanny for his little boy. A waitress trying to hide from her past. Could she be the one to trust with his most precious possession? Could he be the man who makes her believe in love again? Only if they can take down their walls with the same ease that they take off their clothes. But when this single dad finds out the truth about his charming nanny, their sexy slow ride might come to a crashing halt.


My priorities are pretty clear. Take care of my five-year-old son and run that damn ball. But I can't find a nice, qualified nanny to look after him during the season. So when I help out a dazzling blond with her flat tire and she connects with my kid, hiring her to watch Asher seems like a brilliant move.

It's purely coincidental that Jessica Randall happens to be smoking hot, tons of fun, and every time she puts Asher to bed, I want her to get in mine. But that's off the table, because Asher adores her, and she's the first person to bring my boy out of his shell.

Sleeping with Jessica would be a huge mistake, and falling in love is an even bigger risk. But that just might be a risk worth taking.


Elliot Danes is an NFL star dripping with all the wealth and flash I ran away from when I was a teenager. Since then, I've lived a simple life, as far away from that world as possible. But a simple life means money problems, and a job as a rich guy's nanny would solve all of mine.

His kid's a doll, the job's a breeze, and the income is going to help the only person I love. But the sweet and sexy single dad is one big temptation that I can't resist. So when steamy sex turns into something serious, I've got real problems...

I'm falling in love with Elliot, and I'm crazy about his son, but the truth about my past could break both their hearts.

Release Date: November 8, 2019
Palm Island Publishing
South Florida Riders #2
Contemporary Sports Romance
Review copy provided by publisher

Liza's Review:

Slow Ride is the second book in the South Florida Riders series from Breezie Bennett, and I have to say I loved it even more than the first book. Seriously, sexy single dad football player who will do anything for his son?!?! I'm all in!!!

I wanted Elliot's story from the moment we met him in Wild Ride. I love he always puts his son Asher at the top of his priority list. Elliot is super protective of his son and needs just the right person to be a live in nanny after his former one moves away to be closer to her own grandchildren. As Asher is super shy and doesn't warm up to strangers very quickly, Elliot was shocked at how fast he connected with Jessica Randall when they pull over to help her with a flat tire, and offers her a job as his son's nanny on the spot.

Jessica is such a strong, independent, and loving woman. She has been on her own since she was 16, with the exception of Maria, who took her in, and is the only person who knows about Jessica's past. Jessica and Maria have become their own little family, and Jessica will do anything to help take care of Maria, even become a nanny so she can afford all the medical bills.

I had mad love for Jessica and how she seemed to just get Asher pretty much from the moment they met. Yes there was major chemistry between Jessica and Elliot, but as she was hired to take care of Asher, their time together was so sweet. Asher was such an important part of this story, and I absolutely fell in love with this little boy right along with Jessica. 

Elliot and Jessica had a mutual attraction from the very beginning, and I loved they took their time before acting on their attraction. I won't lie, I had to laugh out loud at a couple of the times they were interrupted along the way, as it is was so spot on with a young child and just life in general. I love them together so very much. Their chemistry was off the charts hot and yet there were so many tender moments along the way as well. All the happy sighs from me.

Slow Ride was a fun, sexy, and emotional read. I highly recommend Slow Ride to everyone! While this is only the second book from Breezie Bennett, she is the read deal and absolutely is one of my auto-buy authors. 

Rating: 5 Stars (A)

Tuesday, November 12, 2019


By Kendall Ryan
Release Day: November 12, 2019

About the Book

Teddy King excels at many things. Playing hockey. Check. Scoring on and off the ice. Check. Being stupidly attractive ... Double check.

Despite his demanding schedule, he still finds time to annoy me. I knew him way back when. Before he was the guy everyone wanted a piece of, he was just a rebellious college co-ed and one of my more energetic study partners.

But secrets have a way of getting out, and a steamy encounter from our college days (that we probably shouldn't have filmed) is about to cause a major scandal. Unless we can work together to stop it.

Teddy’s no stranger to hard work … but the thing he wants most?

Is me.

Note: This high-heat standalone is chock-full of scorching banter and steamy good times. He's a testosterone-dripping hockey player who wants a second chance. She's a tough as nails attorney intent on making partner. Frienemies to lovers. No cliffhanger. Enjoy!

Your favorite hot jocks are back with an all new stand-alone novel. If you like sexy, confident men who know how to handle a stick (on and off the ice), and smart women who are strong enough to keep all those big egos in check, this series is perfect for you!

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A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than three dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 3 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world.
Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than 70 times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine.

She lives in Texas with her husband and two sons.

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Monday, November 11, 2019


Ian Dare misses the alone time and intense sex life he and his wife shared before their children were born. What’s an alpha man to do? He kidnaps Riley for an erotic weekend away before the Christmas rush overwhelms them both.

Riley Dare adores her husband and his dominant and protective ways, and she’s excited to spend time with him minus distractions on a sexy retreat where anything goes … and spontaneity leads to future surprises.

A complete stand-alone for people who haven’t yet read Dare to Love but a special treat for those who want to revisit their favorite couple.

NOTE: this short story was already shared in Carly’s newsletter so if you subscribe you may have read it before but many have asked if they could have this on their Kindle.

Re-Release Date: November 12, 2019
Dare Series
CP Publishing
Contemporary Romance

Liza's Review:

A Very Dare Christmas brings readers back to Ian and Riley Dare, the couple from the very first book in the Dare series, Dare to Love. Fans of the Dare series will absolutely love this visit with Ian and Riley, and new readers to the series will enjoy the sexy novella/short story. Ian is as Alpha as ever, and I love that Riley loves and gets him so well. Ian knows Riley best and knows she needs a break from the crazy family life with 2 small children. I loved this super sexy story with Ian and Riley so very much. A Very Dare Christmas was such a super sexy, fun, and fast-paced story.

Revisiting with Ian and Riley only made me fall in love with this couple all over again, and made me want to re-read the entire Dare series of books. I highly recommend this story to fans of the series as well as new readers of the series.

A Very Dare Christmas was originally sent out in Carly's newsletter, and is now available for digital purchase.

Rating: 5 Stars (A)

Friday, November 08, 2019


Alex Santorini puts his family first and foremost, and that's going to keep him behind the grill at the family restaurant for the rest of his life, especially if his Greek grandmother has anything to say about it. But when a local winery needs a chef to step in to cook for a celebrity wedding, Alex jumps at the opportunity to showcase his culinary skills...and a chance to get closer to the winery owner who has captivated - and refused - his attention.

Grace Donovan is in a bind and knows that the answer to all her problems is one sexy Greek chef who has everything she needs...and everything that scares the hell out of her. Raised in a series of ever-changing foster homes, Grace has spent her life using science and logic to surround herself with protective walls. With all his passion and intensity, Alex could burn those walls down and, like everyone else in her life, leave her broken and alone.

As Alex and Grace join forces to land the wedding of the year, they also launch a search for the mother of a three puppies abandoned at the winery...only to discover a shocking connection to Grace's own mother and her shadowy past. When the truth comes out, their romance faces its greatest test. Will Grace choose the family she's wanted her whole life...or the love she may never find again? 

Release Date: November 8, 2019
The Dogmothers #2
South Street Publishing
Contemporary Romance
Review copy provided by publisher

Liza's Review:

Three Dog Night is the second book in the Dogmothers series from Roxanne St. Claire and it hooked me from the very first page. 

Alex Santorini continues to work in his family’s Greek restaurant to honor his father. His dream is to cook more than the family recipes, as he is a professionally trained chef. Grace Donovan bought her vineyard 3 years ago, and is working hard to make it both a successful vineyard and a destination-wedding venue. Just as she is given the opportunity to compete with other vineyards in the area, her chef quits without notice leaving her in a bind. After tasting Alex’s food, she knows working together will help her meet her long as they can keep things business only.

I loved Alex and Grace so very much!  They each seemed to bring out the best in each other. I absolutely fell in love with them from the beginning and loved their journey. Add in three of the cutest puppies on the face of the planet, and this story hit all my favorite things.

As with any book from Ms. St. Claire, readers will be delighted with family, laughter, love, a few tears, and lots of precious dogs. The romance between Alex and Grace gave me all the happy feels, even as my heart absolutely broke as Grace shared her past. I seriously just wanted to hug Grace as the truth of her family was revealed. 

As with the first book in this series, and the Dogfather series before it, we have matchmaking planned by Gramma Finnie and Yiayia...however they originally had picked Alex’s twin John for Grace. I laughed so hard at Alex stepping up each time John was mentioned. This was such a sweet, funny, and super emotional book. Those Dogmothers are every bit as wonderful at finding mates for their grandchildren as the Dogfather was with finding mates for his kids…even if they stumbled a bit on the path to happily ever after this time. 

Three Dog Night was like book crack for me. I couldn’t put it down and stayed up way later than normal to finish reading it. I felt every emotion right along with the characters and loved all the surprises along the way. I’ve loved all the books in both the Dogfather and Dogmothers series of books, but I seriously think this book is my new favorite book. 

Rating: 5 Stars (A+)
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Thursday, November 07, 2019


A smoking hot wide receiver with a tattered reputation. A feisty tomboy with dreams of being a sports agent. Can he build his brand with a fake fiancée? Can she snag the promotion she desperately wants? Sure. If he can keep it in his pants and she can resist taking the ride of her life. Fall in love with Leo and Frankie as their romance slides from fake to forever.

Release Date: October 18, 2019
Palm Island Publishing
South Florida Riders #1
Contemporary/Football Romance

Liza's Review:

Wild Ride is the first book in the South Florida Riders series of books by debut author Breezie Bennett. I absolutely fell in love with Frankie's and Leo's story from page one. The fake fiancé troupe is such a fun troupe when done well, and Ms. Bennett knocked one out of the ballpark with her very first book (totally mixing up my sports metaphors here).

Frankie and Leo are both such fun characters, even if Leo is known as a bit of a bad boy when we first meet him. Because of that situation, his agent decides he needs a fake fiancé and as Frankie works for his agent's company, she is the perfect person for the job. Let me just tell you Frankie is absolutely my favorite character in this book. She is a tomboy who loves sports and can walk the walk and talk the talk. I'm a huge sports fan, and it was fun to read about another woman being so into sports. She is such a smart and laugh out loud funny character. She even invents a drinking game that I know my friends and I would have been all over when we were in college.

Leo is super yummy and all about his football career...until Frankie arrives. I liked their friendship moved naturally to a physical relationship based on mutual attraction. Seriously you could feel their connection from the very beginning, and it only grew stronger with each day they spent together. The sexy times are super sexy in Wild Ride! So much mad love for this story! I literally couldn't put the book down until I was finished reading and stayed up way too late to read it in one night.

Breezie Bennett is a fresh new voice in sports romance, perfectly blending steamy romance and heartfelt humor. I can't wait to read the rest of the books in the South Florida Riders series of books!

Rating: 5 Stars (A)

Wednesday, November 06, 2019


From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the This Man series comes a sexy and emotional follow up to her wildly popular standalone romance The Protector

Ryan Willis has spent years in the protection business, a job that requires constant vigilance and quick thinking. His only chance to truly relax is at his secluded cabin in a small town where there are never any surprises. So when Ryan returns after an assignment and encounters a beautiful stranger, he isn't only surprised, he's also instantly intrigued.

Hannah Bright is a breath of fresh air, and Ryan is soon completely consumed, unable to stop from falling for her. As the two grow closer, his instinct tells him something is amiss. Yet nothing could prepare him for what he discovers when he starts digging into her past.

Hannah spends her days painting, running her arts and crafts store...and hiding too many secrets. It's why she won't let the ruggedly handsome bodyguard get too close. But their chemistry is undeniable, and Hannah quickly finds herself caught up in a whirlwind romance with Ryan. He is peace personified, a balm to her battered soul. Yet the gorgeous, captivating man who has swept Hannah off her feet doesn't even know who she really is. And the moment he finds out, both their lives are at risk.

Release Date: November 5, 2019
Romantic Suspense
Review copy provided by publisher

Nikki’s review:

I’m fairly new to this authors writing, but I’m quickly become a huge fan! 

I absolutely LOVED the hero, Ryan, in this book. He was all kinds of alpha and uber protective, but he was also so tender and sweet. He was pretty damn amaze balls, in my opinion.

The heroine, Hannah, really impressed me. She took charge of her life to make it better, but she still had a vulnerable side that so many women who’ve been hurt can relate to. She’s kinda quirky in a fun and cute way. She can sometimes be awkward, but all that just makes her more “real” and likeable.

Neither one of the characters is looking for forever, but from the moment they hit the sheets, everything changes. Their emotions take over and it sometimes got messy. The way Ryan kept pulling Hannah back in when she tried to run was absolutely swoon worthy. I liked the way he made her really look at herself. 

The banter between Hannah and Ryan kept me giggling. Ryan’s 10-year-old daughter was hilarious and kept all the adults on their toes.

This book was sexy and emotional, with just the right amount of suspense. I think I’ll be checking out this authors backlist! 

Rating: 4 Stars (A)

Tuesday, November 05, 2019


When the one you want …

Daisy doesn’t believe love is ever-lasting, so it’s ironic as hell that she parlayed a business degree into a wedding planning business. More ironic still is her latest job bringing her back into contact with the man who’d taught her that love can’t last.

Is the one you can’t have…

To say Diego has been taught the hard way to bury emotions is an understatement. But when he’s called home to help the brother he hasn’t seen or spoken to in years, that’s one thing. It’s another entirely to also come face to face with the first woman he ever loved. First and only…

Can love conquer all?

Daisy’s learned to depend only on herself, and Diego is and always has been an island of one. And yet when they’re together, even when they’re bickering, still wary and haunted by memories of what was … it’s magic. The question is, how to find their way back to each other…?

Release Date: November 5, 2019
Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated
Heartbreaker Bay #8.5
Contemporary Romance
Review copy provided by publisher

Liza's Review:

Twist of Fate gives new readers a glimpse into the Heartbreaker Bay series of books from Jill Shalvis. I absolutely adore a reunion romance, and I enjoyed Daisy's and Diego's story.

Daisy and Diego are former high school sweethearts who haven't seen each other in years until Diego comes home to San Francisco for his brother's wedding. Of course none other than the one time love of his life Daisy is the wedding coordinator, and they keep being thrown together to fix many last minutes changes for the wedding.

Twist of Fate hit so many of my happy places. I found myself laughing too many times to count. The romance between Rocco and his fiancé Tyler honestly was almost my favorite part. They were so cute together and I loved they wanted everyone to be as happy as they were together. I liked the reunion between Diego and Daisy, but it seemed to move pretty slowly considering this story was a novella. So much misunderstanding about the past seemed to color a possible future as well. They had a great connection and wonderful chemistry, but needed more communication to really make their relationship move to more than just a physical relationship. I will say once they both started talking and listening to each other, I loved them as a couple.

I'm a pretty big fan of the Heartbreaker Bay series of books and highly recommend them to romance readers who love emotional and funny contemporary romances. Jill Shalvis remains one of my go-to authors for stories filled with happily ever afters.

Rating: 4 Stars (B)


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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author comes an unexpected love story of family, secrets, and the most intimate of deceptions.

Stealing Her, an all-new standalone contemporary romance by New York Times bestselling author, Rachel Van Dyken, is live!

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My estranged twin brother, Julian, was always the wonder boy—and soon-to-be CEO of our ruthless father’s corporation. My mother and me? Left behind. Now, years after tearing our family apart, my father dares to ask me for a favor? Pretend to be Julian while he fights to survive a tragic accident. It can save the company. Nobody will be the wiser. It’ll be our secret.

I can play Dad’s favorite. I’ll do it for Julian. And for my mother, who’ll want for nothing.

But this double life comes with a beauty of a hitch: my very real feelings for Julian’s fiancée, Isobel. Not only am I betraying Julian, I’m deceiving a woman I love. She doesn’t suspect a thing. As lies compound, lines are crossed and loyalties tested, all I can ask myself is…what have I done?

Because sooner or later something’s got to give. There’s no way I’m giving up Isobel. But once the truth is exposed, it might not be my choice at all.

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Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she's not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.

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