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New Release Review! HER BIG CITY NEIGHBOR by Jackie Lau (Cider Bar Sisters #1)

When small-town engineer Amy Sharpe inherits a house in Toronto, she decides it’s the perfect opportunity to start over and go back to school. Away from the family that takes her for granted, away from the ex who expected so much and gave little in return. The new Amy enjoys wandering around the city and frequenting bubble tea shops, German beer halls, dim sum restaurants, and coffee bars serving Japanese pastries. She has a roommate with the same name as her favorite fictional character, and a group of friends who meet at a cider bar every couple of weeks. The…

New Release Review and Giveaway! DIRTY REBOUND by Mira Lyn Kelly (Slayers Hockey #3)

I care too much about Cammy Wesley to marry her… Yeah, I know what you’re thinking. But hear me out. Cammy’s my best friend. The one person I can’t live without. The girl with the sunshine smile, the loaded fridge, and the most awesome kid I’ve ever met. She’s also the hot AF single mom I’ve made it my mission to protect from guys like me. I won’t risk ruining our friendship by pushing for something more. I can’t be her forever. I’m not that guy. I’m the good time. The class clown. The hockey stud. I’m the happy for…

Backlist Review! JOCK BLOCKED by Pippa Grant (Copper Valley Fireballs #1)

She can’t let him score… Call it superstition, but when a guy bats as hot as Brooks Elliott, you don’t mess with what’s working. And what’s working is him keeping his pants zipped and doing all of his scoring on the field. So when I hear he’s planning to ditch his V-card now that he’s been traded to baseball’s lovable losers — aka my home team and my reason for living every March through October — I do what any rational, dedicated, obsessed fan would do. I make a plan to stop him. But the thing about stopping him is…

Release Day Review! REAL FAKE LOVE by Pippa Grant (Copper Valley Firebirds #2)

Title: Real Fake LoveSeries: Copper Valley Fireballs #2Author: Pippa GrantGenre: Romantic ComedyRelease Date: September 3, 2020 If people have polar opposites, Luca Rossi is mine. His butt is in the baseball hall of fame. Mine’s comfortably seated in the hall of lame. When he’s not snagging fly balls out in center field, he’s modeling in shampoo commercials. I once jammed my own finger while stirring cookie dough, and sometimes I forget shampoo is a thing. He’s a total cynic when it comes to love. I make a living writing love stories. But after my latest broken engagement (no, I don’t…

Release Day Review! BETTER THAN PEOPLE by Roan Parrish

Title: Better Than PeopleAuthor: Roan ParrishGenre: Contemporary RomanceImprint: Carina Press (Carina Adores)On-Sale: August 25, 2020Format: Trade Paperback (ebook & audio also available!)Price: $14.99 U.S.ISBN: 9781335542823 It’s not long before their pet-centric arrangement sparks a person-centric desire… Simon Burke has always preferred animals to people. When the countdown to adopting his own dog is unexpectedly put on hold, Simon turns to the PetShare app to find the fluffy TLC he’s been missing. Meeting a grumpy children’s book illustrator who needs a dog walker isn’t easy for the man whose persistent anxiety has colored his whole life, but Jack Matheson’s menagerie is…

Pre-Release Review! HERE TO STAY by Adriana Herrera

Title: Here to StayAuthor: Adriana HerreraGenre: Contemporary RomanceImprint: Carina PressOn-Sale: August 25, 2020Format: Ebook (Trade Paperback & Audiobook formats also available!)Ebook ISBN: 9780369700926Ebook Price: $3.99 USD “Hot, heartwarming, and hilarious…This is a knockout.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review Award-winning, highly-acclaimed author Adriana Herrera delivers the sexy, modern enemies-to-lovers romance you’ve been waiting for. Starting over is more about who you’re with than where you live… Julia del Mar Ortiz is not having the best year. She moved to Dallas with her boyfriend, who ended up ditching her and running back to New York after only a few weeks. Left with a…

New Release Review! YOU CAN’T BUY LOVE by Melanie A. Smith (Life Lessons #3)

Money can’t buy happiness, but neither can pride … Julianna Magnusson is tired of working her tail off at her thankless job as a nurse practitioner for the cardiac unit at Rutherford Hospital. Tired of having little to no time for her own life. But most of all, she’s tired of pretending that she’s happy about it all. So when her boss insists she attend the annual hospital charity gala, spending a ton of money on a dress to impress a bunch of stuck-up snobs doesn’t exactly sound like her idea of a good time. Still, ever the dutiful employee,…

New Release Review! A SECRET SURRENDER by Darcy Burke (The Pretenders #1)

A survivor of the mean streets of London’s East End, Selina Blackwell has learned to be a chameleon, and in her current iteration as a fortune-teller, she’s able to provide a Season for her sister. Only, Madame Sybila can’t be a chaperone, so Selina takes on another identity as the proper Lady Gresham. But when a Bow Street Runner takes too much of an interest in her business, it seems the crimes of her past will finally come to light. Determined to prove that Madame Sybila is a fraud bent on fleecing London’s elite, Harry Sheffield enlists the help of…

New Release Review! THE WHAT IF GUY by Lauren Blakely (The Guys Who Got Away #2)

THE WHAT IF GUYby Lauren BlakelyAudio Release Date: July 21steBook Release Date: July 24th A sexy standalone romance with a single dad you’ll fall hard for!  It should be an easy rule to follow – don’t bang your boss… But I didn’t know who he was when I met him. And the first time I saw him, our connection sounded like the stuff of romantic legends — that whole “their eyes locked across a crowded room” moment that turned into more.I didn’t believe it. . . . until it happened to me. Fine, the charming, clever, sexy-as-sin guy in the…

New Release Review! HE’S COME UNDONE: A Romance Anthology (Stories by Emma Barry, Olivia Dade, Adriana Herrera, Ruby Lang, and Cat Sebastian)

For him, control is everything…until it shatters, and now he’s come undone. “Appassionata” by Emma BarryPiano technician Brennan Connelly lives to control details: the tension on a piano string or the compression of hammer felt. But he’s never faced demands like those heaped on him by Kristy Kwong, the diva who’s haunted his dreams for two decades. Kristy’s got her own secrets–the debilitating stage fright that’s kept her from performing publicly for years to start–and this concert is the last chance to save her career. But can he locate her lost passion without losing his precious control? “Unraveled” by Olivia…

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