Taking Charge by Ruth Cardello

Taking Charge by Ruth Cardello

Taking Charge is the fourth book in Ruth Cardello’s Lone Star Burn series. They are all stand-alone books and do not need to be read in order. I read the third book in the series, Taken Home, and found I liked it a little better than Taking Charge – although both are satisfying reads. Lucy Albright is returning to Mavis, Texas, to save her parent’s ranch after losing them both. Her brother is not much help, and she needs money if she is going to keep the ranch. She takes a loan from a local slime ball who ends up trying … Continue Reading →
Savaged Surrender by Jennifer Lyon

Savaged Surrender by Jennifer Lyon

Savaged Surrender is a short and sexy book that’s perfect if your looking for a good, quick read. This is my first book by Jennifer Lyon but not my last. Ethan and Ana were fun to watch as they navigate the waters of friends to lovers. Ethan has a dark past and is understandably guarded. You feel his pain and can’t help but want for him to find his happily ever after with Ana. I think Ana is the perfect balm to his heart, and I enjoyed witnessing their journey. ARC kindly provided by … Continue Reading →
Rogue’s Wager by Christi Caldwell

Rogue’s Wager by Christi Caldwell

Rogue’s Wager is a beautiful love story where two wounded hearts find love and heal. Ms. Caldwell outdid herself and created a heartwarming and mesmerizing read. I enjoyed every minute of Robert and Helena’s story, and I think this might be her most emotional and romantic book yet. I can’t recommend it enough! I can’t wait for Ryker’s story next. ARC kindly provided by publisher via Netgalley in return for an honest review. Continue Reading →
Baron by Joanna Shupe

Baron by Joanna Shupe

I have been anticipating Joanna Shupe’s Baron after reading and enjoying the previous books in The Knickerbocker Club series – Tycoon and Magnate. The series is set in New York City during The Gilded Age and focuses on four influential businessman. Baron is the story of Will Sloane, who owns the Northeast railroad. Will is considered New York blue blood and he’s decided to run for lieutenant governor and look for a wife. He seeks out “medium” Madam Zolikoff, because she’s acting as the personal psychic for his running mate and her involvement has the … Continue Reading →
Top Shelf by Kelly Jamieson

Top Shelf by Kelly Jamieson

Top Shelf is the third book in Kelly Jamieson’s Aces Hockey series. They are stand-alone books, but I think reading the prior two books makes Top Shelf even more enjoyable. Jared Rubb is a star hockey player and a successful business owner. He has a bar and restaurant, Sin Bin. While at his bar one night, he meets the independent and confident Sidney Frayne who also happens to own her own bar consulting business. Jared wants her in his bed but also wants her help redesigning his bar menu. Sidney is game for both! … Continue Reading →
Dream Maker by Erin McCarthy

Dream Maker by Erin McCarthy

There is only one way to describe Erin McCarthy’s Dream Maker – fun! Dream Maker is the second in the Nashville Nights series. They are stand-alone books and do not have to be read in order. I have not read the prior book, Heart Breaker, but I loved this one so much that I will definitely be picking up it up. Avery O’Leery has arrived in Nashville with the hopes of becoming a song writer. She meets Shane Hart one night when he gives her a ride after Avery has a less-than-desirable breakup with … Continue Reading →
To Love and to Cherish by Lauren Layne

To Love and to Cherish by Lauren Layne

I have a love/hate relationship with Lauren Layne’s latest book, To Love and to Cherish – I LOVE the book but I HATE that it marks the end of Ms. Layne’s The Wedding Belles series, which has been such a fun and endearing series. I feel like a kid whose mom just took her school clothes shopping (yay!) and realized that is the sign that summer is over (boo!) My consolation is that I know I can read all the books again and that Ms. Layne will be introducing new series for many years … Continue Reading →
Unsportsmanlike Conduct by Sophia Henry

Unsportsmanlike Conduct by Sophia Henry

Sophia Henry’s Unsportsmanlike Conduct is a sweet sports romance with a poignant storyline. Kristen Katsaro has Cystic Fibrosis and believes in living life to the fullest. Her parents gave her a cruise for young Greek Orthodox singles after graduation. She meets professional hockey player Pavel Gribov on the ship and feels an instant attraction to him. Pavel feels the same and discovers he and Kristen share a mutual friend, but he believes Kristen will will have heard unpleasant things about him through the friend; therefore, he keeps his identity a secret from Kristen for as long as … Continue Reading →
Mistletoe Games by Jaci Burton

Mistletoe Games by Jaci Burton

No one writes sports romances like Jaci Burton! I cannot get enough of her Play-by-Play series, and I was thrilled to see Mistletoe Games is an anthology of three of her Play-by-Play novellas combined into one book – three books in one. Holiday Games revisits baseball player Gavin Riley and Elizabeth (Liz) who were in book two of the series, Changing the Game. The two are married now and looking to start a family. It is wonderful to catch up with the Liz and Gavin, and we are also treated to appearances of the … Continue Reading →
A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas

A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas

Sherry Thomas is one of the finest authors today, and I love her recent foray into Historical Mysteries with A Study in Scarlet Women. The story is so brilliant and the characters are so fascinating that you will not want the book to end. I was so engrossed in the story and the mystery that I had to force myself to put it down and go to sleep. I loved Ms. Thomas’s take on Sherlock Holmes. This is one of my favorite book of 2016. ARC kindly provided by publisher via Netgalley in return … Continue Reading →