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New Release Review! THE BOOKWORM CRUSH by Lisa Brown Roberts

Shy bookworm Amy McIntyre is about to compete for the chance to interview her favorite author, who hasn’t spoken to the press in years. The only way to win is to step out of the shadows and into the spotlight, but that level of confidence has never come easy. The solution? A competition coach. The problem? The best person for the job is the guy she’s secretly crushing on…local surfer celebrity Toff Nichols. He’s a player. He’s a heartthrob. He makes her forget basic things, like how to breathe. How can she feel any confidence around him? To her surprise,…

Re-Release Review! RISKING TRUST by Adrienne Giordano (Private Protectors #1)

Roxann Thorgesson’s world is out of control. After her father suffers a fatal heart attack, she must take over as publisher of Chicago’s second-largest newspaper. Then her ex-boyfriend Michael Taylor, CEO of his own security company, shows up needing a favor. The last thing Roxann needs is Michael around causing trouble–and potential heartbreak–but he’s involved in a scandalous story she can’t pass up. Twelve years ago, Michael walked out on Roxann without explanation. Now he needs her help. Michael’s estranged wife has been murdered and he is the prime suspect. He offers something no newspaperwoman could refuse: exclusive access to…

New Release Review! SEX AND OTHER SHINY OBJECTS by Lauren Blakely (Boyfriend Material #2)

The second the test-the-sexy-scenes offer landed in my lap, I said yes. After all, I’ve been damn curious about a few things I’ve read in romance novels. Do buttons truly go flying across the floor when you rip off a guy’s shirt? Is staircase sex hella hot or does it leave you with a big old bruise mark on your back? And don’t even get me started on all that panty shredding, and whether it even works. Time to find out as I embark on Project Sexy Scenes Research, at the request of my hotshot book editor bestie. All I…

New Release Review! WEDDING AT THE RIVERVIEW INN by Molly O’Keefe (Riverview Inn #1)

An emotional tale of a magical inn, a wedding gone terribly wrong and a woman searching for a second chance. Alice has hit rock bottom. Once a Michelin-starred chef, she is now drowning in debt, working the line at a chain restaurant and drinking too much. The last person she ever expected to come knocking with a job offer and a fresh start is her ex-husband, Gabe. Gabe built The Riverview Inn with his dad and brother. Now, the grand lodge in the Catskill Mountains is nearly ready for the opening event—a society wedding for 500 guests. The only thing…

New Release Review and Giveaway! SWEET TALKIN’ LOVER by Tracey Livesay (Girls’ Trip #1)

Sweet Talkin’ Lover by Tracey Livesay Series Girls Trip Genre Adult Contemporary Romance Publisher Avon Books Publication Date December 30, 2019 Tracey Livesay delivers the first novel in her sexy new series about lifelong friends and unforgettable love stories. When everything is on the line, surrendering completely to love is your only choice… Marketing manager Caila Harris knows that the road to success in the beauty industry doesn’t allow for detours. She’s forsaken any trace of a social life, working 24/7 to ensure her next promotion. When grief over her grandfather’s death leads to several catastrophic decisions, Caila gets one final chance…

New Release Review! IONIC ATTRACTION by D.R. Rosensteel

Ionic Attraction by D.R. Rosensteel Genre: YA Contemporary Fiction Release Date: January 6th 2020 Entangled Teen Zach’s got a secret. The only reason he’s agreed to an internship at the Mastermind Complex, a high-tech academy for teens, is to use their supercomputer to find the person who framed him. He never stole anything but was locked up in juvie anyway. Now he’s out, he’s got a plan, and nothing will get in his way…not even the girl he’s been partnered with, who excels at proving opposites attract. Jane’s got a secret. She was the informant who led to Zach’s arrest.…

Release Day Review! A FAKE GIRLFRIEND FOR CHINESE NEW YEAR by Jackie Lau (Holidays with the Wongs #3)

After his family’s matchmaking extravaganza at Thanksgiving, high school teacher Zach Wong is terrified of what his parents might do for Chinese New Year. Surely they’ll try to set him up yet again, especially now that his older brothers are in relationships. Zach, however, has no interest in dating, not since his fiancée left him. The solution? Find a fake girlfriend to avoid his parents’ matchmaking. Jo MacGregor, the town dentist, is the obvious choice. They both live in Mosquito Bay and have been friends for years, ever since they bonded over broken engagements. A few kisses and dates around…

New Release Review and Giveaway! THE PRINCE OF BROADWAY by Joanna Shupe (Uptown Girls #2)

The Prince of Broadwayby Joanna ShupeSeries: Uptown Girls Genre: Adult Historical Romance Publisher: Avon Books Publication Date: December 30, 2019 Powerful casino owner.Ruthless mastermind.Destroyer of men. He lives in the shadows . . .As the owner of the city’s most exclusive casino, Clayton Madden holds the fortunes ofprominent families in the palms of his hands every night. There is one particular family he burns to ruin, however, one that has escaped his grasp . . . until now. She is society’s darling . . .Florence Greene is no one’s fool. She knows Clayton Madden is using her to ruin herprestigious…

A Harlequin’s 12 Books of Christmas Review! AN ALASKAN CHRISTMAS by Jennifer Snow (Wild River #1)

In Alaska, it’s always a white Christmas—but the sparks flying between two reunited friends could turn it red-hot… If there’s one gift Erika Sheraton does not want for Christmas, it’s a vacation. Ordered to take time off, the workaholic surgeon reluctantly trades in her scrubs for a ski suit and heads to Wild River, Alaska. Her friend Cassie owns a tour company that offers adventures to fit every visitor. But nothing compares to the adrenaline rush Erika feels on being reunited with Cassie’s brother, Reed Reynolds. Gone is the buttoned-up girl Reed remembers. His sister’s best friend has blossomed into…

A Harlequin’s 12 Books of Christmas Review! COWBOY CHRISTMAS REDEMPTION by Maisey Yates (Gold Valley #8)

Cowboy Christmas Redemptionby Maisey Yates As snowflakes fall in Gold Valley, Oregon, will this rugged cowboy finally win the woman of his dreams? Cowboy Caleb Dalton has loved single mom Ellie Bell, and her little daughter, Amelia, for years. But since Ellie is his best friend’s widow, Caleb’s head knows Ellie will always be strictly off-limits. If only his heart got the memo. So when Caleb discovers that Ellie has a Christmas wish list—and hopes for a kiss under the mistletoe—he’s throwing his cowboy hat into the ring. If anyone’s going to be kissing Ellie and sharing this magical time…

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