I got a code for Devastating in a kilt by Anna Durand. I’m always okay with some Anna Durand, but when it’s narrated by Shane East and Emma Wilder, it’s even better.
I’ve also bought Boss in the bedsheets by Kate Canterbary, and upgraded it to the audio version. I’ve heard a lot about this one. AND it’s narrated by Jason Clarke and Emma Wilder…
Finally, I also upgraded a freebie I got a while ago, Detour by Kacey Shea, because it’s narrated by Jason Clarke and Lessa Lamb.
I spent my day off reading Southern sinner by Jessica Peterson–amazing book! I haven’t finished it yet, and I doubt I’ll be done before I go to bed. I’m running a little late on my ARCs… ARGH! Tell me I can do it, please.
D.M. Davis’ CAPTAIN is a heart-wrenching, sexy contemporary romance full of forgiveness, second chances, and healing, and Book Three in the Black Ops MMA series.
Sometimes you have to break to become the person you’re meant to be.
CAP: I’m a bastard by birth. Heartless by choice. Love abandoned me a long time ago. Good riddance. I have my family-by-choice. I don’t need more. Until she crept in, sank in deep, latched on, and stayed. She’s as broken as the day is long. Yet I can’t resist the pull to get her in my bed, in my heart, piecing me back together—for she’s not the only one broken.
CHER: I’m over men. Destruction and pain are all they bring. Been there. Done that. Check please. Yet there is one—so many years later—who looks at me like I’m a goddess. Who makes me feel like I have something to offer, that I’m exactly who he wants.
Can two lonely souls come together to discover the broken have more pieces to love, or will they pass on finding their forever love?
The Black Ops MMA books are integrated standalones with subplots that carry through from book 1 to book 4. For maximum enjoyment, I suggest the Black Ops MMA Series be read in order to fully experience the world and the characters who inhabit it, beginning with NO MERCY.
Intended for mature audiences. Some scenes may contain triggers.
Black Ops MMA Series: NO MERCY | ROWDY | CAPTAIN | COWBOY (coming mid-2021)
Emilia has been fighting her whole life. She’s struggled to make sure that she and her brother have food to eat and a roof over their head. She’s been thrown from one battle to another and she’s just about ready to give up.
Then she meets Rex.
One meeting with Rex, and Emilia is wanting something that she knows she can’t have. Not right now, when she’s struggling to claw her way out of the latest skirmish.
Rex has seen the Mayson brothers fall in love with just one look, but he never thought that it would happen to him. He can tell that Emilia is guarded and that it will take some work to break down her walls, but he’s willing to storm the castle to claim his queen.
When a letter arrives and rocks Emilia’s world, Rex is there to help her come up with a plan of attack to save her family, but will it be enough? Will the BOOM between Rex and Emilia be strong enough to survive the war that’s coming?
Until Rex is part of Aurora Rose Reynolds’ Happily Ever Alpha World. If you loved Until November, then you will want to read Until Rex.
One man loved me when I didn’t even like myself. The town whispered that we were star crossed lovers… among other things. He was my first love, but so out of reach with where fate had taken me.
With a little girl to look after and a past I wished I didn’t have, things were never going to be easy when it came to my life in this small town. Let alone my love life.
At least that’s what I thought until he showed up. A former flame who still ignited a part of me I thought had long gone.
As if life wasn’t complicated enough. Two men want me, two men kissed me… and my heart is split between them both.
Heartstrings aren’t meant to be pulled at like that. What an emotional read! Especially since the male characters get emotional too. Too often they have stunted feelings, and the alpha male trope gets tiring. Nothing like that here.
I don’t want to give away any plot element, but the love triangle gets real here. We even get chapters from Robert’s point of view. And if you’re like me, you won’t know who to root for. Because we got a glimpse at an affectionate Robert in the first book, and it’s confirmed here. He’s nothing like the bad guy Renee tried to depict before. The question is, who Magnolia’s gonna choose?
I also really liked Magnolia’s struggles at motherhood. It’s too often written as some kind of bliss, something that women are immediately good at. Not here. Magnolia lost sleep, thought she wasn’t a good mother, needed help. So relatable.
Magnolia was a typical female character for this author, but I love them like that–I haven’t seen this kind anywhere else. She was anxious, scared, struggled a lot, but she powered through everything–motherhood, work, relationships, town gossip… It’s admirable.
Amongst the sweeter stories from this author, I highly recommend this duet.
Series: Tequila Rose duet #2 (end of the duet)
Hashtags: #small town romance #love triangle #secret pregnancy #second chance
Main couple: Magnolia Williamson & (Brody Paine or Robert Barnes)
+ Brody and Robert are real good guys, and it’s refreshing
– I got the hint about Renee and Griffin, no need to put it every other page
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First, I won a code for Spite club by Julie Kriss, a new to me author.
And I signed up for two ARCs: My reward by Jennifer Hanks, and Open lanes by Mary Morano. They’re also both new to me, but the blurb interested me.
I requested a few books and audiobooks on Netgalley, but I have no idea whether I’ll get them. We’ll see!
I’m trying to finish Autumn night whiskey by Willow Winters today–oh my poor heart–so I can start Southern sinner by Jessica Peterson because. Yeah, just because. With my day off tomorrow, I should be able to catch up with my ARC reading and post my reviews in time.
The end of the month is coming fast and I have to think of a focus post. I still have no idea. Not that there aren’t any author or narrator I want to write about, it’s that there are TOO MANY. Choosing is hard.
NHL hotshot Torsten Hansen is a lot of things. My husband shouldn’t be one of them.
One emotional night slinging tequila shots and singing karaoke with the Hawks defenseman turns into more than I bargained for. A wicked hangover, an eviction notice, and a marriage proposal.
If Torsten and I wed, he can fulfill a promise to his grandmother and the debt I’m drowning in will be paid by his trust fund. It’s a win-win, an easy and straightforward arrangement between friends.
So what if my friend has piercing blue eyes, a sensual smirk, and a body that occupies my dreams? It shouldn’t matter that Torsten understands my past and makes me feel safe.
Except it does. Because if I give my heart to my husband, how will I survive our eventual divorce?
That was definitely one of my favorite hockey romances. Both for the hockey part, and for the romance part.
Regarding the hockey, though there wasn’t much happening on ice, there was a real immersion into the hockey world. How the championship works, the various stakes, and especially the end of a career. It was the second time I read about a retiring athlete in a short amount of time, and this one wins. There were very emotional scenes with Torsten and his team, they brought tears in my eyes.
As for the romance, I found interesting that, since the relationship starts on a lie–the wedding–they keep second guessing each other instead of communicating and of course it leads to hurt feelings and some tension. Torsten was an incredible book boyfriend, loyal and attentive, while Rielle was interesting with her walls protecting her soft heart.
I don’t want to spoil anything, but when we finally meet with both of their families, it’s quite a shock. True to their lack of communication, Rielle and Torsten both misread some actions, and their current situation with their families is much more complicated. I really loved that part, it’s also very emotional.
I promise it isn’t a tearjerker, but it still touched my heart.
Series: Boston Hawks Hockey #3 (can be read as a standalone)
Hashtags: #hockey romance #age gap #marriage of convenience #Norway