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Release Day Review! FOSTER by Sawyer Bennett (Pittsburgh Titans #13)

When Foster McInnis’ ex-wife flakes and he finds himself with full custody of his daughter, the nanny he hires brings a new complication—an attraction he can’t ignore, no matter how hard he tries. I love being on the ice and am grateful for my hockey career, but the off season is my favorite time of the year because it brings me my one true love—my daughter, Bowie Jane. Between my job and my ex-wife living across the country, the time I get to spend face-to-face with my kiddo is limited, though we make up for it with summers full of…

Release Day Review! LIAR’S POINT by Laura Griffin (The Texas Murder Files #5)

Two homicide detectives must separate the puzzling truth from a growing web of lies while investigating a murder victim’s friends and lovers in Lost Beach, Texas. Detective Nicole Lawson is fed up with her job and nonexistent love life. Her first date in months gets cut short by an urgent call from the chief of police. A body has been discovered at Lighthouse Point, and the medical examiner finds an array of strange clues. When the death is ruled a homicide, the news quickly reverberates through Nicole’s beachside hometown. The Lost Beach police department swings into high gear. Leading the…

New Release Review! A SWEET OBSESSION by Lana Williams (The Mayfair Literary League #7)

Bonded by books and united by a purpose, The Mayfair Literary League has taken on a new mission—For Better or Worse. The bachelors of London won’t know what hit them when these bookish ladies set their sights on the men in their lives who don’t see them for who they truly are—yet. When Lady Winifred Barnes is jilted a week before her wedding, her longtime friend Caleb Godwin comes to her rescue with an offer of a marriage of convenience. As a second son, he has little to offer other than his name. Despite facing ruin and a broken heart,…

New Release Review! FAKE FLAME by Adele Buck (First Responders #1)

In this fun, fast-paced romantic comedy, a bookish firefighter who knows his Jane Austen suggests a little fake dating to fend off an ex. What’s a feminist English professor to do—except say yes… You can’t fake heat like this… To an observer, hauling a baby grand piano onto a college quad to publicly serenade an ex might seem like a romantic gesture. To literature professor Eva Campbell, it’s the latest manipulative move by a cheating jerk who won’t take a hint. Plus, she never liked that song anyway. Setting the piano on fire  might  be an overreaction, but Eva’s at…

New Release Review! COLD FURY by Toni Anderson (Cold Justice: Most Wanted #4)

Seven years ago, Hope Harper was a star defense attorney with a great life and a beautiful family—until she got the wrong defendant released, and he turned around and viciously slaughtered her husband and child. Since then, the only thing Hope cares about is locking bad guys behind bars where they can’t hurt anyone else. When the killer escapes from a maximum security prison during a winter storm, Hope refuses to run and hide. The FBI’s Hostage Rescue Team is called in to protect the handful of public figures the notorious serial killer threatened. Operator Aaron Nash draws the short…

Series Review! Jackie Lau’s CHU’S RESTAURANT Novellas (and a short story)

The Sitcom Star – Chu’s Restaurant #1 Adrian Ma hasn’t seen his childhood crush in years—until she appears on his TV screen. Maddie Ng, the co-creator and star of Chu’s Restaurant, clearly has a different life from Adrian, an easygoing web developer who spends his free time hanging out with friends, babysitting his nephew, and eating fried chicken. Sure, it might not be Hollywood, but Maddie’s gorgeous face appears in ads for Canada’s hit sitcom all over Toronto. He doesn’t expect to see her in real life. He certainly doesn’t expect to spill bubble tea all over her. Their chance…

New Release Review! EARLS TRIP by Jenny Holiday

The first in a sparkling Regency-era series with a delightfully modern feel, set against the irresistible backdrop of an annual trip taken by three handsome earls . . . Even an earl needs his ride-or-dies, and Archibald Fielding-Burton, the Earl of Harcourt, counts himself lucky to have two. Archie (the jock), Simon (the nerd), and Effie (the goth) have been BFFs since their school days, and their annual trip holds a sacred spot in their calendars. This year, Archie is especially eager to get away—until an urgent letter arrives from an old family friend, begging him to help prevent a…

Release Day Review! LOVE, LIES, AND CHERRY PIE by Jackie Lau

A charming and clever rom-com about a young woman’s desperate attempts to fend off her meddling mother…only to find that maybe mother does know best. Mark Chan this. Mark Chan that. Writer and barista Emily Hung is tired of hearing about the great Mark Chan, the son of her parents’ friends. You’d think he single-handedly stopped climate change and ended child poverty from the way her mother raves about him. But in reality, he’s just a boring, sweater-vest-wearing engineer, and when they’re forced together at Emily’s sister’s wedding, it’s obvious he thinks he’s too good for her. But now that…

Release Day Review! BACK TOGETHER AGAIN by Gracie York

What to Expect:⚾️Second Chance💙Workplace Romance⚾️Trainer/Player💙Baseball Hero⚾️Forced Proximity🐧Cameos from our favorite Puffin!💙Revs Baseball World Eleven years ago, Mason Dumpty stole my heart and made me fall for him. Then he left me bruised and broken. Now he’s the one who’s hurt and as trainer of the Boston Revs, it’s my job to help get the center fielder back in the game. While stretches and shoulder rubs are part of my job, it all feels different when it’s his bare skin beneath my fingers. Falling for him again is forbidden and if we’re caught I’ll be the one to pay the price…

Release Day Review! BECAUSE THE BARON BROODS by Darcy Burke (Rogue Rules #2)

From USA Today bestselling Author Darcy Burke, author of The Untouchables and Phoenix Club series, comes your next Regency romance must-read. Rogue RulesWhen a young lady is ruined, her friends vow none of them will ever be ensnared by a scoundrel again. They will resist every gentleman’s charms even—and especially—if it means gaining a reputation for being impossible to woo. It will take extraordinary rogues to break their rules… Growing up in isolation in Cornwall, Tamsin Penrose looks forward to the one month each year that she spends in an idyllic seaside town with her best friends. She’s shocked to…