New Release Review! DIRTY SCORE by Skye Jordan (Rough Riders Hockey #3)

Dirty Score
by Skye Jordan

Synopsis:

Rafe “Savage” lives up to his name on the ice and in the bedroom. Forging a legacy as the Rough Riders’ most notorious playboy is easy when the woman he really wants is off limits. Mia’s brother isn’t just Rafe’s best friend, he’s also a teammate. With the Cup in sight, Rafe won’t screw with anything that threatens the team’s winning streak. But when Mia comes to town on a mission of her own, one little woman may turn out to be the toughest opponent Rafe’s ever faced.

When it comes to men, Mia is everyone’s best friend. But when it comes to romance, her relationships are destined for failure. With a new job awaiting her on the other side of the country, she’s determined to start fresh. To do that, she needs to let go of this stupid crush once and for all.

Seducing Rafe isn’t just the best option; it’s her only option. Until she discovers he’s been harboring the same feelings. And with his team weeks away from the biggest game of their career, and Mia’s new life waiting, their no strings affair threatens to tear both their worlds apart.

 

Review:

Loved this one!

Best friend’s little sister can be a great troupe, and Rafe and Mia had a bit of an extra complication added in since Tate’s (Mia’s half brother) dad was the dominant father figure in Rafe’s life as well–so by getting involved with Mia, Rafe would be endangering his relationships with both his best friend and the guy who’s acted as his father for years. Talk about pressure…

Which is why he’s avoided getting involved with Mia in any way he can–for the past year, it’s been by avoiding her altogether. But Mia’s had enough of that, so Rafe had better watch out 😉

Rafe and Mia had all kinds of chemistry, and lots and lots of super-steamy encounters–but running below the surface is all kinds of angst (the good kind, for the readers–for the characters, not so much!), since they have real reasons why they can’t stay together.

But OMG, these two need to be together. And Ms. Jordan makes us wait until nearly the very end to see how they can possibly manage it. Evil of her, but fortunately the journey to get us all there is so, so good!

Plus, did I mention there’s hockey? Bonus!

Dirty Score is definitely my favorite of the series so far…though I have high hopes for Tate’s story. Fingers crossed that he’s going to be next!

Rating: 4 stars / A-

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Infamous Rough Riders’ playboy Grant Saber has been sidelined for a bum shoulder. If he has to be off the ice for three weeks of recovery, he‘ll do it on his back—breaking in a new wanna-be cowgirl every night. But pressure from the team’s owner and Grant’s parents land him in his hometown of Holly, North Carolina instead. Things look up when he learns the hometown beauty who was once so out of his league is now single, and sexier than ever. Determined to slip in a night with her while he’s in town, Grant is shocked to discover one will never be enough.

Faith Nicholas has no interest in the newest Saber-son gossip. After losing her father just months before, she is now on the verge of losing their family hardware store—which is also her home. She couldn’t care less about the Saber’s big money or flashy toys. But she can’t seem to keep Grant out of her store–or her dreams. His magnetic charisma is impossible to ignore, and the longer he stays in town, the more she finds to love about a man who isn’t as superficial as he’d like others to believe.

With a struggling store, four-hundred miles and a rigorous hockey season looming between them, Grant will have to pull out his very best moves if he’s going to make this quick trick last forever.

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But he turned and pushed her up against a wall. Her laughter died, and heat sparked in her eyes. She lifted her hands, pressing them against his chest, but didn’t push him away. He leaned in until their hips met and their thighs brushed. Her breath quickened. Her pupils dilated. And the look on her face… She wanted him just as badly. She just didn’t know how to jump. But Grant couldn’t keep playing this game with her. He didn’t do games at all, yet she’d dragged him into this one. And as enticing as it might be, Grant didn’t have enough time. Or enough patience.

She needed a push.

He slid an arm behind her and drew her in with a forearm at the base of her spine. Her softness pressed against his growing erection, and pleasure washed through the lower half of his body. He moaned softly and rocked against her until she made the same sound. Until her lids grew heavy. Until her fingers curled into his shirt. Until she murmured his name in that voice that said make me come. “Grant…”

“Is this what you want, Faith? If you want me to take control, I will. But if I lead, I’ll do it my way.”

Her gaze jumped from his mouth to his eyes. “What’s… your way?”

For a split second, he considered lying. He thought about telling her what she wanted to hear just to get her into bed. He wanted her that badly. And that reality— more than anything else— pushed a very harsh description from his mouth.

“If I did it my way, I’d do you right here, right now, up against this wall.”

Her breathing picked up. Her eyes sparked with surprise and lust.

“I’d cover your mouth with my hand and drive into you until you snapped in a screaming climax. All while the whole store, the whole fucking town of Holly, was just six inches away. And it would be our sweet little secret.
One you’d think about every time you walked into this room.”

She made a sound in her throat. Her lids dipped. She licked her lips.

“You like that idea,” he said, “don’t you?” And wasn’t that the biggest fucking surprise and the hottest rush?
Her gaze darted away. “I… I don’t know. I can’t think…”

“Then imagine”— he told her, pushing harder, half hoping she shoved him off and walked away, half hoping she told him to take her right then—“ because I talk as dirty as I fight, and I fuck as hard as I play.”

She breathed a moan, and her eyelids slid closed.

But it was the feel of her body softening, of the way she started moving with him, not against him, that finally blocked his ability to think.

 

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joan-author-photoMeet Skye Jordan:

Skye Jordan is a pseudonym for New York Times bestselling romantic suspense author Joan Swan. Skye’s novels are about enjoying that little wild streak we don’t let out often enough. About those fantasies we rarely get the opportunity to indulge. About stretching limits, checking out the dark side, and maybe even acting a little naughty. They’re about escape and fun and pleasure and romance. And, yes, even love, because while wicked-great sex is good, happily ever after with wicked-great sex is even better.

When she’s not writing, Skye loves to read, knit, craft, row, ride, and dabble in photography.

New Release Review and Giveaway! BODYCHECKING by Jami Davenport (Game on in Seattle #7)

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BODYCHECKING
Game On in Seattle #7
Jami Davenport
Released April 30th, 2016
Cedona Enterprises
As the wild child of the family, Bellani Maxwell isn’t interested in settling down. Between a fledgling party crashing business, teaching self-defense at a martial arts studio, and hitting the bar every night, she has her hands full. She doesn’t need the added responsibility or commitment of a relationship.
Hockey star Cedric Pederson has all the puck bunnies he could ever want, but a chance encounter eighteen months ago leaves him with eyes only for the gorgeous, free-spirited Bella. Too bad she isn’t interested in what Cedric has to offer beyond frequent hookups, and he’s grown tired of their on-again, off-again non-relationship. He wants to be all-in or all-out.
When a brutal attack leaves Bella in need of comfort, protection, and healing, the only person she wants is Cedric. But once she’s living in his condo, Bella is confronted with a decision she’s been avoiding—can she finally commit to Cedric, or will she let him go one last time?
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Contains graphic and potentially disturbing descriptions of an assault.
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Birthdays sucked.

As a child, her parents combined her Christmas and birthday gifts, if and when they remembered to buy gifts at all. She’d learned to keep her expectations low to curb her disappointment after too many childhood hopes and dreams were shot down by a pair of disengaged, free-spirit parents, who Bella had subconsciously emulated—at least, the partying part.

This year’s birthday hit her harder than usual.

Twenty-fucking-six years old.

She’d rather curl up in bed with a box of chocolates and an ugly cry movie than be subjected to a birthday party tonight, especially one orchestrated by her judgmental oldest sister. Every one of her sisters had their act together, was settled down with a wonderful man, and was looking to the future.

Bella, instead, found herself focusing on the past and how little she’d achieved. She was closer to thirty than twenty, and therein lay the crux of the problem and the reason for her current crappy mood.

Bella bounced from interest to interest, never settling on one thing. She had no direction, but that hadn’t been a big deal in her early twenties. Now it was.

She faked a smile and cocked her head, pretending to be captivated by whatever bullshit was being spouted by the young Seattle Sockeyes hockey players who gathered around her, vying for her attention. Normally, she’d be flattered and completely enjoying their efforts.

Not tonight.

She sought out Cedric in the crowd, still a little peeved at his disappearing act with the blonde last Saturday night. In fact, as soon as he’d slipped into the VIP room, she’d left alone.

He met her gaze, winked, and headed toward her. Her heart skittered with excitement and her lady parts tingled with anticipation. She fought their insane chemistry with every fiber of her being, as futile as it was. Cedric had always been different—the way he touched her, the way he looked at her as if she were special, the way he made her feel as if she were the only woman who mattered. Maybe he made every woman feel like that, maybe it was part of his allure, his charm, and maybe she was delusional for thinking she meant anything more than a fantastic lay. Cedric had the power to ruin her, crush her heart in his skillful hands, and blast away at her carefully constructed, and completely fabricated, air of confidence.

He was oh, so wrong for her.

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Nothing like a taming the bad boy story! Throw in the fact that he’s a hockey player to boot, and I’m pretty much a goner… 😉

I really liked watching Cedric go from a major player to a one-woman man–true, most of it happened before the story’s start, but he still struggled with the idea of it for a lot of the book. I loved how supportive he was of Bella and her ordeal–especially the fact that he knew when to say when about keeping it all a secret from her family. That put him up another dozen or so notches, IMHO.

I liked Bella, but it did frustrate me that it took her so long to officially get help. I began to be afraid that she wouldn’t ever go for it–it takes her more than 90% of the story to get to that point, and I wasn’t crazy about the message that delivers. Actually, I had issues with the last 20% or so of the book–would the police really ask a civilian to do what they apparently ask of Bella? It seemed unlikely, as did her eventual second run-in with her attacker. I would have liked to have seen her resolve her issues in a more traditional, realistic way. The first 80% of the story was solid, though, and the ending was enjoyable, despite my concerns about what happened prior.

If you’re new to the series,Bodychecking works fairly well as a standalone–Bella spends much of the book isolating herself from her family, so we don’t see her sisters as frequently as in previous series books, and not knowing their backstory isn’t as much of an issue. We see Zeke (the estranged third Wolfe brother–Tanner and Issac had their stories in books 5 and 6– Blindsided: Seattle Steelheads Football and Melting Ice: Seattle Sockeyes Hockey ) a little bit more here–he’s briefly Cedric’s neighbor and Bella befriends him–so now I reallywant to get to his story!

Rating: 3 stars / C+

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New Release and Giveaway! PERFECT SENSE by Amanda Cowen (Perfect #1)

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Perfect Sense
by Amanda Cowen
(Perfect Series, #1)
Publication date: March 22nd 2016
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult
Synopsis:

He’s gorgeous.

He’s reckless.

And he’s every woman’s dirty fantasy in the state of California except one… Quinn Ashby.

Recent graduate of Penn and top of her class, Quinn is whip smart, ambitious and interning as the new marketing coordinator for the Bexley Bruisers American Hockey League team. The last thing she needs is to waste her time on guys…especially one as lethal to her focus as Cash Brooks.

But once the bad boy hockey star tempts her into his world, threatening her professional future, she’s forced to decide whether to let him into her heart…or to leave him behind forever.

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A twenty-minute car ride later and I’ve got enough sweat under my armpits to fill a child’s size pool. When I pull up to the curb, I expect to be impressed by his building – but I’m more than impressed. I’m awestruck. His building is gorgeous, on a corner lot, with huge industrial sized windows overlooking Carrick Park, and black wrought iron railings leading up the concrete steps.

Cash swims into focus, walking down the front steps and onto the sidewalk. I swallow hard admiring his hard taut body in a tight pair of jeans stalking towards the passenger side door. It isn’t fair how good he looks this early in the morning or how his already dark skin appears even more sun-kissed against his white shirt.

“Good morning, Mittens.” He smiles, letting those infuriating dimples do their worst. “You know, it’s easier if you take a picture, it lasts longer.”

Returning a self-assured grin, I slide my sunglasses from my eyes to the top of my head and give him my steadiest eye contact. “Don’t flatter yourself. I wasn’t looking at you. I was admiring your building.” I jerk my gaze away from his wet lips, and he slides onto the seat, running his hand absentmindedly though his hair.

“Is that so?” he asks, his voice getting closer.

Clearing my throat I put my car in drive and pull into the oncoming traffic. I try to keep my focus on the road but my gaze wanders feeling his body permeate several more inches in my direction.

What is he doing?

“Brooks, I’m trying to drive here. Keep to you side.” I manage to choke out, feeling his hand brush a ringlet of hair over my shoulder.

“Did you miss me?” He smiles.

I roll my eyes and mumble, “You wish.”

“Wow. That is quite the skirt you’re wearing.” His gaze burns into me, and I inhale a sharp breath. His eyes are on my body. This is not good. This is really not good. “And that red blouse…Fuck, you need to put on a jacket before we get into that studio.”

I turn my attention to my body and make sure everything is intact. What is he even talking about? I look like any well-dressed young professional.

“This is how I always dress for work. Most call it business casual,” I reply.

Cash’s head lowers and his mouth is way too close to my ear. “That outfit is anything but casual.”

I glare at him, annoyed. “If you don’t like it, then don’t look.”

“I didn’t say I didn’t like it, Mittens. I love it. How the hell am I supposed to focus at the photo shoot with you in that?”

I grip the steering wheel. Does he not understand how inappropriate he is being? “Stop saying things like that to me. I’m a Bruisers’ employee, not your next fuck.”

“You’ve got to stop overthinking everything, Mittens. We’re going to happen.”

“So it’s all up to you? What about what I want?” I reply.

Cash smiles his patented sexy smirk. “And that is?”

“Get into Harvard. Find a stable career. And build a distinguished reputation as a professional.” I pause, letting out a trembling sigh. “Unlike every other girl in the state of California, I have zero interest in becoming Cash Brooks’s next conquest. I have bigger wants than banging the bad boy of the Bexley Bruisers. I’m a busy, vibrant, goal-oriented woman who would rather die than wait for a man to validate my existence.”

He throws his head back and laughs, enjoying my rejection. “Nothing like tooting your own horn.”

“I mean it,” I say, when his laughter stops and he is back to his dangerously charming grin. “I’m on to bigger and better things.”

“I can guarantee you won’t find bigger.”

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Amanda Cowen can be found eating cupcakes, singing off-key, or watching a good RomCom when she isn’t trapped on her computer writing stories and delighting her imagination. She has been writing since the ripe age of twelve about ponies and princesses in brightly colored duo-tangs with metallic pens. Thankfully, she now has a Mac with a keyboard where she can write about love, sex and relationships. She is an “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” fanatic, a hater of roller-coasters and a country music junkie. She lives in Thunder Bay, ON where the summers are short and the winters are long.

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Release Day! PLAYING THE GAME by Shawnte Borris

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by Shawnte Borris

Release Date: March 30, 2016
Genre: Romance
Tour Dates: March 30, 2016

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Since being drafted by the NHL to play for his home team at age nineteen, Derek Backhard has had everything he’s ever dreamed of – unrivaled MVP mentions, countless goals and assists, even being compared to the great one. Holding the power to control his future in the palm of his hands, nothing stood in his way.

Until the unthinkable happened, and everything about his life shifted. Past priorities fell away the moment he held baby Ryder in his arms mere moments after losing his close friend, and Ryder’s father, Brad.

After weeks of watching Liz fall apart over the loss of her husband as she struggled to adjust to life as a single parent, Derek vows to give her and Ryder everything they deserve, creating a life he never knew he always wanted.

Rocked to her core by her changing feelings for him, Liz doesn’t know what to do with Derek or his offer. Uncertainty swirls within her as she leans on her lifelong friend during the hard times, but how much of his attention is real, and how much is pity?

Is she strong enough to let him in and let him take care of her, or will she force him away and back into the life she thinks he really wants?

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Shawnte is an international bestselling romance author with her Falling for Bentley series. She hales from central Alberta, Canada. Where she is a mother of two and co-owns a cow/calf operation with her husband of twelve years. As much as she fusses about farming, she enjoys the rural living lifestyle it offers.

When Shawnté is not sitting at her kitchen table hammering away on her laptop while watching the moose chase her cows across the yard, yes this really happens. Then she is busy attend school activities, community events and chauffeuring children here and there. She is big on playing softball and watching hockey.

When the time comes to relax, you will find her snuggled underneath her down comforter reading on her Ipad. Wait…who are we kidding, if the dishes, vacuuming, laundry or the bathrooms needs a hose down, you’ll always hear her say, “Just after this chapter.” She doesn’t have a favorite author or best story because everyday she falls in love with someone new.

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Cate Cameron, Author of PLAYING DEFENSE, Talks About “The Rink” in Small Town Canada

Please help me welcome Cate Cameron, author of the Corrigan Falls Raiders series books (PLAYING DEFENSE is out today!) to the blog. My review of PLAYING DEFENSE is here, in case you missed it 🙂

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“The Rink” in Small Town Canada

Not all Canadians play hockey. And believe it or not, some Canadians don’t even like hockey. But play it or not, like it not, hockey has an influence on all Canadian lives, especially for Canadians living in small towns.

Because in small towns the rink is where things happen. For about eight months of the year, hockey-playing kids spend more time at the rink than anywhere else besides home and school. And at the rink, they tend to have parents and siblings with them. Families have one kid on the ice, two others doing homework or playing with their friends in the stands, while at least one parent sits around and supervises, getting caught up with neigbhours and hearing all the latest gossip.

Teenagers might start getting jobs at the rink, and hanging out there even when they’re not working. Small towns don’t usually have malls, so the rink is one of the main hang-out spots. There’s almost always some drama, but there are also generally enough adults within yelling-distance to keep things from getting out of hand.

There’s almost always a snack bar, selling thin, tongue-scaldingly-overheated hot chocolate in white Styrofoam cups, bought to be hand-warmers as much as beverages. Oh, there are arenas that have gotten a bit fancier, but those tend to be in the cities. In my local arena, the hot chocolate tastes exactly the same today as it did the first time I tasted it decades ago.

Small town politicians know about the power of the rink, and even after their kids are grown and gone, the savvy ones still stop by when they have the chance to hear the buzz and cheer on the players.

Because, yes, there are players involved in all this! Maybe they’re just practicing, but even then, they’re interesting, and you can hear the adults speculating about the relative skills and what little Bobby will be able to do after he hits his growth spurt.

The rink–for better or for worse, it’s the heart of a lot of small Canadian communities. And when I write about small town hockey players, I remember that the arena isn’t just theirs. It’s everyone’s. The small town rink is about more than just hockey.

 

Cate Cameron is the author of the YA Corrigan Falls Raiders books CENTER ICE and PLAYING DEFENSE and the adult contemporary romance Lake Sullivan books JUST A SUMMER FLING and HOMETOWN HERO. She can be found online at her website, Twitter, and Facebook.

PLAYING DEFENSE Synopsis:

Sixteen-year-old Claudia Waring has never kissed a boy. Never been popular. Never been to a hockey game. All that’s about to change. Assigned to tutor Chris Winslow, a prank-loving, gorgeous hockey player, Claudia’s perfectly planned life immediately veers off course. And she kind of likes it. But as fun as Chris is, she knows she’ll never fit in his world.

After his latest prank lands him in hot water, Chris has to get serious about school or lose hockey. Not an easy thing for someone as carefree as the defenseman. The biggest problem, though, is how much he wants to help his cute, buttoned-up tutor loosen up a little. But while confidence has never been a problem for him, around Claudia, Chris is all nerves. Why would a girl as smart as her ever fall for a jock like him?

This Entangled Teen Crush book contains adult language, swoon-worthy kisses, and sexy hockey players. It may cause you to watch a hockey game…or ten.

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Release Day Review and Giveaway! GARRETT by Sawyer Bennett (Cold Fury Hockey #2)

When your hockey team’s season totally sucks (again…sigh), what better distraction is there than reading a hot hockey romance?  😉

Title: Garrett
Series: Cold Fury Hockey #2
Author: Sawyer Bennett
Publisher: Loveswept
Release date:  February 17, 2015

 

Synopsis:

New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett hits the ice with the story of a playboy athlete whose winning ways lead him to a beautiful woman with a lot to lose.

Carolina Cold Fury star Garrett Samuelson never wants to miss out on a single minute of fun. Whether he’s playing hockey, hanging out with friends, or walking the red carpet with a new date on his arm, he lives every day to the fullest. When he meets Olivia Case, he sees someone who’s exactly his type—confident, sexy, smart . . . his next fling. But the more he pursues her, the more Garrett shares a side of himself that other women don’t normally get to see.

Olivia has been keeping a secret. While Garrett lives for the next thrill, Olivia’s not sure she’ll live to see the next day. She’s undergoing treatment for some serious medical issues, and she doesn’t have time for a relationship with no guarantees—especially one with a hot-as-sin womanizer who won’t take no for an answer. But as she gets to know the real Garrett, Olivia can’t help falling for him . . . hard. To reveal the truth would mean risking everything—but you can’t score without taking the tough shots.

 

Review:

Give me a good hockey romance any day…especially when my team is in the middle of a really sucky season, but seriously, no day is a bad day for a good hockey romance… 😉

Garrett is the second book in the Cold Fury Hockey series, but it worked fine as a standalone. (Here “worked fine” reads as “I’m going to have to read Alex ASAP and how soon will Zack be coming out? Because I want it now.)

Garrett is a totally endearing man-whore, if such a thing can exist. He’s completely unapologetic about his womanizing ways and totally charming on top of being a first-rate hockey player, so pretty much everyone forgives him his shortcomings. Olivia’s fairly straight-laced and totally has Garrett’s number–but she’s just gotten some life-changing news and decides that an impulsive one night stand of great sex is just what she needs to get her mind off of her troubles.

But one night turns into two, which turns into three, and then four, and…

I suppose I should have been more critical of Garrett’s total 180 where relationships are concerned, but I just couldn’t find it in me. What can I say–I loved the guy. A big, bad hockey player who still has heart-to-hearts with his mother; really, how can you not?

I unload on my mother. I bend her ear hard and tell her everything that turns me on about Olivia. From her beautiful face to her love of dirty jokes to her talent with floral arrangements to her kindness to others. I leave out how hot she is in bed, because moms don’t need to know that shit.

See what I mean?

Garrett’s mom also gave us another quote that I highlighted in the book, the one that’s definitely going to stick with me, in a later heart-to-heart with her son:

“The point is…if this is making you happy, then I’d rather you pursue that happiness at the risk you could get seriously hurt one day. Life is too short to worry about that stuff, and you should not let this pass you by.”

(That’s the quote that I wanted to hit Olivia over the head with later on, because, hello. A perfectly healthy guy could wake up tomorrow and get hit by a train, so get over yourself already. I know, I know–we needed the black moment. But honestly. Get. Over. Yourself.)

Besides Garrett’s mom, Stevie, Olivia’s boss and bestie, was a hoot. The things that guy can do to a chemotherapy room…genius! Alex and Sutton (Olivia’s Sutton’s cousin, Alex is Garrett’s closet friend on the team) also play a big part here, and Zack, the upcoming hero of book three, has a role as well–all characters I’d love to get to know better. All told, I pretty much flew through this one in a single sitting–I just couldn’t seem to put it down.

My only real complaint? The epilogue felt unnecessary. I get why it’s there, but given the choice I would rather have not read it. The final chapter fits much better with my favorite quote from Garrett’s mom, after all…

Rating: 4 stars / A-

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New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett is a snarky Southern woman and reformed trial lawyer who decided to finally start putting on paper all of the stories that were floating in her head. Her husband works for a Fortune 100 company that lets him fly all over the world while she stays at home with their daughter and three big, furry dogs who hog the bed. Bennett would like to report that she doesn’t have many weaknesses but can be bribed with a nominal amount of milk chocolate.
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