Thursday, August 31, 2023

The Football Groom

I enjoyed this story from the first page to the last. 

There are lots of fun twists and great chemistry between the characters. 

They have emotional hurdles to overcome and some top notch kisses to share before they sort out their HEA. 

Great pacing and plenty of tugging at your heartstrings. 

Word of warning. If you enjoyed this story, DO NOT read the preview chapter for the next book. It ruined this one for me. It might do the same for you. 


Enjoy this fast-paced romance by author, Taylor Hart. Cameron Cruz, quarterback for the Denver Storm, doesn’t expect to meet a beautiful woman in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, while he’s grieving a major life loss. But a spunky river guide blitzes him when she doesn’t know who he is. C’mon…anyone who doesn’t know he won the championship game must be stuck under a rock. Good thing she made it clear she was unavailable by flashing a big diamond ring in his face. Katherine Foster only wanted one thing this summer—to finish her dissertation and spend some time on the river. She never anticipated getting stuck taking the cocky, arrogant Cameron Cruz on a privately guided rafting trip. Her fake engagement ring keeps him at bay until they get tossed into the river and Cam saves her life. In a moment of confusion and just-escaped-death euphoria, they share a kiss that tilts her world. She didn’t plan on telling him she’s not really engaged—but somehow THAT slipped out, and now she’s sure she’s not the only one with secrets. When her ex boyfriend shows up and asks her to marry him, Kat’s left with a choice--get what she wants…or pick Second String.

Thursday, August 24, 2023

The Owner's Secret

 I'm a fan of Ms. Montpetit. She tells such great stories. 

I loved the way the two leads come together. In a hurricane at a restored plantation. 

So many twists and turns I didn't see coming that bring them together and drive them apart. Excellent pacing. 

This one will keep you turning pages to see how they finally get to HEA. 


A brutal storm. A cryptic message. A life changed . . . forever.

Melody de Lyon's cozy New Orleans bookstore is her pride and joy – until a violent hurricane sweeps it all away. Forced to flee the storm by boat with her ailing grandmother, she wonders how she will ever pick up the pieces of this disaster.

In a fevered state, her grandmother utters a cryptic message that sets Melody on the quest of a lifetime: “Go to White Castle.” With nothing left to lose, Melody seeks out the old mansion – a beautiful Southern relic haunted by secrets. Once there, she finds Britt Mandeville, the handsome and charming White Castle caretaker. Fireworks erupt between them but any hopes of a relationship are dashed when she learns that Britt is already engaged.

When Melody stumbles across a strange 60-year-old photograph in the house, she is determined to find answers – and the shocking revelations and strange twists of fate lead her right back to Britt. Can she put all the pieces of the puzzle together, or will family secrets and true love be lost to her forever?

Thursday, August 17, 2023

Kiss me at Midnight

Ms.Whitney is an excellent story crafter. 

This is a well told second chance romance with plenty of emotional baggage that characters must overcome to get to HEA. 

Mix in a cute kid, an aquarium, and a beach and let the fun begin. 

Another wonderful addition to the Romano family series. 


She’s a single mom holding on to her job. He’s a career man focused on his business. Can they put the past behind them in order to build a future together?

When Filipe Romano arrives at the beach resort, his newest acquisition, he plans to complete renovations quickly before moving on to his next property. But a stumbling block arises when he discovers Celeste, the sister of his deceased best friend, is an employee at the resort’s aquarium, which he intends to sell. To complicate matters more, he has unresolved feelings for Celeste and blames himself for the accident that killed her brother.

Celeste Ferreira, a stressed single mom, needs a miracle. Without any means to start over, she clings to the job she loves as aquarist at the SoliMar Aquarium. After she discovers the new owner is Filipe, an old family friend, their history makes it hard for Celeste to trust him, especially with her position in peril.

Though closing down the aquarium makes good financial sense, Filipe finds himself reluctant to disappoint Celeste and decides to help her with the repairs for the upcoming inspection. But is working side by side enough to forget the past and build a new future, or is the pain between them too deep to move on?

The Romano Family series follows the stories of the Romano cousins of northern Portugal as they find love and their Happily-Ever-Afters. 
Kiss Me at Midnight is a standalone romance with a guaranteed happy ending.

Thursday, August 10, 2023

Worth the Risk

Heather B. Moore is consistent at turning out a clean and wholesome read with heart, and this book starts another excellent series. 

This was a fun read with enough twists to keep me turning pages. I enjoy a great second chance romance and this is just such one. 

Read how Alicia and Jeff overcome their pasts and their emotional baggage to make a path forward together. 


When Alicia's former crush Jeff comes into work, he's never looked better. But he already broke her heart once . . .

USA Today bestselling author Heather B. Moore welcomes you to Pine Valley!

When Alicia moves back to Pine Valley to help her mom through a serious addiction, the last person she wants to see is her teenage crush, Jeff Finch, who destroyed their friendship in one single disastrous night. Alicia is determined to not let anything about Jeff affect her, especially since she hasn’t seen him in ten years. All she knows is that he’s living a successful and charmed life, and she is more than happy to keep anything between them in the past. But when he shows up with a date at the restaurant where she works, Alicia realizes she’s still not over her feelings, and Jeff is definitely looking at her in a way he never has before.

Thursday, August 3, 2023

Marrying the Beast

Ms. Livingston creates an imaginative retelling of Beauty and the Beast in this fake relationship, clean and wholesome romance. 

There's lots of tension, emotional baggage, and hope for the future even when their dark pasts rise up and threaten their happily ever after. 

A sweet read that will satisfy all. 


A Beauty and the Beast retelling…

A woman with a secret, a recluse, and a marriage of convenience.

For over a year Isabeau Daniels lived in fear of a stalker. Now, with him in jail, she’s ready to start fresh in Dallas as a housekeeper for Rowan Masters—a well known lawyer and recluse.

A car accident left Rowan Masters burned—both physically and emotionally. He’s spent the last twelve years hiding in his family home—and now, to keep his home he’s forced to marry.

Isabeau loves the feeling of safety that Rowan’s mansion offers, and he needs a wife. When a marriage of convenience turns into something more, can they leave behind the nightmare of the past and find the beauty in loving each other?