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review 2021-02-17 00:22
Chemistry
The Bachelor - Carly Phillips,William Dufris

Roman has come home because his mother's health is not as well as it used to be.  Not wanting her to have more problems, he and his brothers cook up a scheme to get her grandchildren........ finally.  Roman's first thought? It's about Charlotte.

 

Charlotte wants to not feel the electrical chemistry that strikes her whenever Roman is near.  It's been ten years, and still her body reacts as if it were only minutes before.  She is trying to get her shop to be successful, she does not have time for distractions.  Her body has other plans, however, and they involve Roman.

 

This book has stood the test of time.  Though this was not my first read through, it was a delight to come back to characters I have loved all along.  This Chandler Brothers series is a hot mess of fun, chemistry, and family.  Still worth reading, only now it has a new sexy cover to go with it.  I give this a 3/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

 

 

***I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

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text 2021-02-15 13:43
Now Live: When Love Fails by Fizza Younis

 

Title: When Love Fails

Author: Fizza Younis

Genre: Short Stories, Contemporary, Fiction

Release Date: 15th February 2021

Buy Links: Amazon US * Amazon UK * Amazon CA *Amazon AU * Amazon IN

Universal Link: https://books2read.com/u/4Dg1xr

 

About the Book

It’s a collection of short stories about love, heartbreak, second chances, and letting go of the feelings that weigh you down.


Some stories don't start well, but end with a happily ever after. Yet, sometimes happy beginnings are all we can get. When love fails, it leaves behind lost souls unable to find their way back to life. What happens then? And what if it wins?

The only certainty in life is that it's uncertain. No one knows what will happen next. How best you deal with the complications that ensue from your actions is what will define you and seal your fate.

 

 

About the Author

 

Fizza lives with her family and books. She has a Ph.D. in economics, but fiction is her first love. She is an avid reader who loves to write stories about interesting people and their misadventures. Books are the most important part of her life, and she cannot imagine living without them. She also enjoys painting and spending time with friends. She takes stories seriously because they are always telling us more than we’re ready to hear; reminding us we are not alone. She might just be an average person in the actual world, but in the world of the books, she is spectacular.

 

Amazon author page: https://amazon.com/Fizza-Younis/e/B00NC9JIR2

Find her at; Facebook * Twitter * Instagram * Goodreads

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review 2021-01-06 03:41
Cute
In the Penalty Box - Lynn Rush,Kelly Anne Blount

Willow just wants to work on her skating, what she has left of it.  The career adjusting injury has made her life something she never thought she would see.  Now she has been given a chance for something different. Does she have the guts?

 

Brodie is attracted to the amazing girl he does not want to like.  It seems mutual, but teenage attraction is never that simple.  When his teammates taunt him into hanging out with the good looking skater, he may get more than he bargained for.

 

This story was cute and charming, in a teen snarky kind of way.  I am not sure if I liked it at first, but I loved the honesty between the characters.  I was fully vested by the third chapter and I couldn't wait to read the end.  I give this a 3/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

 

 

***This early copy was given in exchange for an honest review by its publishers and Netgalley.

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review 2020-12-08 08:10
Blog Tour w/Review - Steele

Steele

(Arizona Vengeance, Book #9)

Sawyer Bennett

Release Date: December 8, 2020

 

Synopsis: A second chance may be just what James Steele needs

 

... I might be one of the older players on the Arizona Vengeance, but I like to think that also makes me one of the wisest. Or at least I used to.

 

Turns out, I’ve been a bit selfish. I’ve been married to hockey and my team for years, which hasn’t left much time for my actual wife, Ella. Now I’m juggling a separation I never wanted, the pressure of being a single dad to our teenage daughter, and the career I sacrificed it all for.

 

While my game on the ice might be on fire, the game in my personal life i s clearly lacking, as evidenced by the fact I just saw my wife on a date with another man. If I have any hope of saving the family I love, I need to re - prioritize, and fast. So it’s time for me to get back to fundamentals, just like I did when I learned ho w to play hockey. I’ve never backed down from a challenge, and romancing my wife is a challenge I am very much looking forward to.

 

Time to put on my game face, because I’m in it to win it.

 

Download Steele: Amazon | Nook | Apple | Google | Kobo Print | Audible (narrated by Brian Pallino and Jill Redfield)

 

 

 

 

Steele (Arizona Vengeance, #9)Steele by Sawyer Bennett
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is book #9, in the Arizona Vengeance series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. For reader understanding, and to avoid spoilers, I recommend reading this sexy series in order.

Steele wants to win his woman back. He thought his marriage was over until he sees her our in public..... with another man. Now he knows what he has to do.

Ella is afraid to be hurt again. Feeling like your own husband cannot see you when he is in the same room made her feel devastated. Can they repair the rift, or will they just stay friends?

Steele was so very hot, yet awesomely cool. I found the story to be real, and at a good pace. I loved the characters, and their daughter was a hoot! There was some sizzling scenes, family drama, and even some puppy love. I recommend this story since it was really good.


***This ARC copy was given in exchange for an honest review only.

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About the Author:

 

New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author Sawyer Bennett uses real life experience to create relatable stories that appeal to a wide array of readers. From contemporary romance, fantasy romance, and both women’s and general fiction, Sawyer writes something for just about everyone.

 

A former trial lawyer from North Carolina, when she is not bringing fiction to life, Sawyer is a chauffeur, stylist, chef, maid, and personal assistant to her very adorable daughter, as well as full - time servant to her wonderfully naughty dogs.

 

If you’d like to receive a notification when Sawyer releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter (sawyerbennett.com/signup).

 

Connect with Sawyer: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Goodreads | BookBub | Amazon Newsletter | Master Blogger List

 

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text 2020-12-01 22:59
Excerpt Reveal - Loverboy

 

 

Loverboy

(The Company #2)

 

 

Secrets, desires, and exquisite pie. It’s all in a day’s work at The Company.

Growing up, I was the rough guy from the wrong neighborhood who couldn’t catch a break. Posy was the pampered girl I tried to impress. But all she gave me was a single kiss before I had to skip town.


Now I’m back, and the tables are turned. Posy runs a struggling pie shop. I’m the VP of a secretive billion-dollar security company. 

 

Not that I can tell her.

 

There’s a murderer on the loose in New York, and he seems to spend a lot of time at Posy’s shop. It’s my job to identify him before he can harm a hair on her pretty head.
Going undercover as Posy’s new barista wasn’t my idea. I don’t even drink coffee. But now I have to call her “boss,” and do everything the curvy perfectionist asks of me. I’d forgotten how much we infuriate each other, and that she somehow fills me with both irritation and desire in the same breath.

 

There’s nobody more skilled at stealth ops than me. I can bring this killer down. Right after I take a cold shower. And just as soon I figure out how to make a skinny peppermint latte with milk poured in the shape of a kitten...

 

 

EXCERPT

 

Earlier, I’d spotted him even before he came into the bar. I watched him get out of that cab and then check the time. I saw him look toward the pub, weighing his choices.  

My heart had thumped along with only one word. Please.

 

Fine—not my heart. It was other parts of me who were doing all the begging. Silently, of course. Speaking up seems impossible right now. What if he laughs in my face? Or—this might even be worse—what if he says yes? And then we get naked and I can’t satisfy him? 

 

You’re not very adventurous, Spalding said. You’re not very good in bed.

 

My ex is the only person I’ve ever been naked with. And thanks to him, I’m afraid to try again with someone else. If another man tells me I’m no fun, I don’t know how I’d come back from that.

 

On the other hand, if I don’t get out of this rut, then Spalding wins. Maybe I sound melodramatic, but I don’t want to die before I experience terrific sex. 

 

It’s really no surprise that my drink disappears quickly. 

 

“Look, you don’t have to tell me what’s on your mind,” Gunnar muses, and I realize I've been silent for some time. “But something has you deep in thought.”

 

“Rhubarb,” I blurt. “It’s, uh, something I’ve used in springtime pies. But, um, I wonder if I could do better than strawberry rhubarb—that's been done, you know?” 

 

His smile widens. “Is that an occupational hazard? You can't eat or drink anything without reconfiguring it in your mind?”

 

“Yep.” I wave at the bartender. “Another round of these if you wouldn't mind.”

 

“Are you trying to get me drunk?” Gunnar asks. “Please say yes.”

 

My pulse picks up, because it’s hard to miss the innuendo there. But I dodge the question, because I’ve never been brave. “As if two cocktails and a beer would put you under my spell.”

 

“Oh, I'm easy,” Gunnar says, giving me an intentionally sleazy wink. “Besides, your pies have already made me slow and agreeable. That key lime and Thai basil pie was amazing. That stuff is dangerous.”

 

“You like my key lime and Thai basil?” I ask, hearing pleasure in my own voice. It never gets old when people tell you how much they like the product. “And I guess it figures that you’d be one of those.”

 

“One of what?”

 

“You have an adventurous palate.” I prop an elbow on the bar and try to explain. “People fall into two distinct groups. There’re the ones who always order the weird flavors. And the Dutch apple pie crew, who always stick to the basics. They don’t cross over. It’s something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately.”

 

Thanks to Spalding. He basically accused me of being a Dutch apple pie in bed. The whole reason I’m reading my sister’s romance novels is to try to learn what the other flavors are like. 

 

“Huh,” Gunnar says. “So, you can just guess which other pies I’ve tried?”

 

“Sure, I can. Did you try the pine nut and salted honey?”

 

“Oh, hell yes.”

 

My smile grows wide. “How about the matcha green tea tart?”

 

“Well,” he shakes his head, “I gotta say I haven't quite gone there yet. But I did enjoy the vinegar date pie.”

 

“Ah! And the ginger mango cream, right?” I press. 

 

“Yeah. Does that make me predictable?”

 

“A little bit,” I say, enjoying myself immensely. “Have you started doing that thing where you try to guess each customer’s guilty pleasure?”

 

He laughs. “Get out of my head. It's my new favorite game.”

 

“How's your accuracy?”

 

“Pretty bad. I started off trying to use clothing as a clue. I expected somebody wearing a navy blue suit and boring shoes to order the apple crumble. But that theory bombed. And then I tried to assume that people in workout clothes wouldn’t pick something sugary. But they totally do.”

 

“You have to look deep inside their souls,” I tease. “If you look at the shell of a person, you'll never get their pie order right. In fact, you have to look at their auras.”

 

He snorts. “What color is my aura?”

 

“Indigo, like tattoo ink. But with a streak of red because you’re contrary.”

He narrows his eyes. “You’re just fucking with me now.”

 

“Maybe I am.” 

 

“Okay, lady. But I have an issue with something you said earlier.”

 

“What?”

 

Guilty pleasures.” He lays a hand over my wrist. “I don’t believe in those. I don’t think pleasure should make you feel guilty.”

 

“Oh.” He’s barely touching me, but goosebumps run up my arm anyway. Now would be a great time to make a joke and diffuse all the tension I’m suddenly feeling. But I feel too tongue-tied to pull it off.

 

Gunnar removes his hand, which is a disappointment. But the next thing he says stuns me back into goosebump territory. “You know, I always had it bad for you.”

 

“You … what?” I ask stupidly.

 

“Back when we were tending bar, I had a big crush on you. And sometimes I thought you were on the same page. I usually have good instincts about these things. But not that time. You ended up with Mr. Pretty Boy Preppy instead.”

 

My heart is thumping wildly now, and I take a sip of my cocktail to steady my nerves. The truth is that I don’t really trust this little revelation. We used to annoy each other, for one thing. But maybe that didn’t matter to Gunnar’s libido. He was a horny college boy. He probably had it bad for all the girls. 

 

Still. “What if I’m the one who has terrible instincts? Did you ever think of that? And did you miss the part where I divorced Mr. Preppy?”

 

“Mmm,” he says thoughtfully. “I suppose that might explain a few things.”

 

“You’re the one who left, anyway.” 

 

His eyes narrow. “Do you really think if I’d stuck around, things would have turned out differently? I spent three months giving you the fuck-me eyes, Paxton. But you didn’t take me up on it.”

 

Oh mother of God. His gaze is turning hot, and I think it might incinerate me. And then I remember why we never hooked up in the first place.

 

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