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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…

Pre-Release Review and Giveaway! YOU TOO? 25 VOICES SHARE THEIR #METOO STORIES edited by Janet Gurtler

You Too? by Various Authors Edited by Janet Gurtler Genre: YA Release Date: January 7th 2020 Inkyard Press A timely and heartfelt collection of essays inspired by the #MeToo movement, edited by acclaimed young adult and middle-grade author Janet Gurtler. Featuring Beth Revis, Mackenzi Lee, Ellen Hopkins, Saundra Mitchell, Jennifer Brown, Cheryl Rainfield and many more. When #MeToo went viral, Janet Gurtler was among the millions of people who began to reflect on her past experiences. Things she had reluctantly accepted—male classmates groping her at recess, harassment at work—came back to her in startling clarity. She needed teens to know…

New Release Review! A DAY IN THE DEATH OF WALTER ZAWISLAK by Molly O’Keefe

If, at the end of your life, you got to pick one day to relive, what day would you pick? Walter Zawislak wants none of it. Not a day to relive, not a trip down memory lane through a life he wasted. His wife, Rosie, died twenty years ago, and without her he hasn’t done much living. So if it’s lights out for him, then just turn them off already and let him get some peace and quiet. But Peter, the mysterious young man in charge of Walter’s afterlife, isn’t listening to Walter. In Peter’s eyes there is beauty in…

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! 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…

Release Day Review! ASKING FOR A FRIEND by Lauren Blakely (Boyfriend Material #1)

ASKING FOR A FRIEND by Lauren BlakelyRelease Date: December 16th I was only trying to help a friend. I swear. I was legit asking for a friend who was finally ready to date again. I knew what she wanted in a man — smart, funny, ambitious, well-read (no, the sports section doesn’t count), and plays a wicked game of badminton. So I did what any good friend would do. Posted it for her. It seemed like a good idea at the time — I’d weed through the candidates, and bring her my top picks. But then he responded. Is it…

New Release Review and Giveaway! MY FAKE RAKE by Eva Leigh (Union of the Rakes #1)

My Fake Rake by Eva Leigh Series Union of the Rakes Genre Adult Historical Romance Publisher Avon Books Publication Date November 26, 2019 In the first book in Eva Leigh’s new Union of the Rakes series, a bluestocking enlists a faux suitor to help her land an ideal husband only to be blindsided by real desire… Lady Grace Wyatt is content as a wallflower, focusing on scientific pursuits rather than the complications of society matches. But when a handsome, celebrated naturalist returns from abroad, Grace wishes, for once, to be noticed. Her solution: to “build” the perfect man, who will…

New Release Review and Giveaway! TO BED THE BRIDE by Karen Ranney (All for Love #3)

To Bed the Bride by Karen Ranney Series All For Love Series Genre Adult Historical Romance Publisher Avon Books Publication Date November 26, 2019 New York Times Bestselling Author Karen Ranney’s captivating series concludes with a tale of opposites whose attraction scorches a trail from the Highlands to the glittering halls of London—and courts scandal at every turn . . . Politics has introduced MP Logan McKnight to many fascinating people, but the lady he encounters on the lands bordering his ancestral Scottish home outshines them all. Eleanor Craig of Hearthmere seats a Thoroughbred like a queen, knows as much…

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