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TEN BOOKS INCLUDE:

Carter Reed by Tijan

Elements of Chemistry by Penny Reid

Wicked Grind by J. Kenner

Feeling Hot by Elle Kennedy

More Than Want You by Shayla Black

Survival of the Richest by Skye Warren

The Space Between by Kate Canterbary

Her Seductive Dare by Lena Hart

Black Edge by Charlotte Byrd

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A Must Read Series by Sarina Bowen

True North Series by Sarina Bowen

Contemporary Romance

 

Bittersweet

Steadfast

Keepsake

Bountiful

Speakeasy

Fireworks

(books are listed in order)

 

Overall Rating: 4.5 (sXe)

Quick & Dirty summary: This series of books is about two families in Vermont who are intertwined. Each novel is a standalone with a HEA. Fireworks is the most recent book in the series, releasing on November 13, 2018. I’ve read the entire series and so the rating above is for all 6 books in the series.

I started reading the series when I received the first book for free from a newsletter. Then I found them at my local library and read as many as I could. I think I read each book in a day, because I couldn’t put them down! Each of the books touches on a sensitive topic. Stereotypes, addiction, sexual identity, religion, the list goes on and on. These are not simple, superficial romance books! They are the kind of books that rip your heart out in the best possible way.

Keepsake

My favorite book of the series so far is Keepsake. The characters are just so beautiful and vulnerable. I cried! Oh, how I cried when I read this book! Note: This book deals with a lot of heavy issues, so if there are certain topics that trigger you, please read the synopsis closely. All the books have deep issues, so please be careful!

Fireworks

I enjoyed Fireworks a lot too. It has this element of suspense that I really like. I enjoy mysteries and suspense, so this was a nice nod to those genres. It’s not a true mystery, so don’t come back here and be mad at me or anything. Benito is amazing as a hero. I mean, I can’t really ask for more from a hero. He’s strong, confident, and 100% interested in Skye. She is his whole world, and that always makes me swoon. Oh, and just in case you were wondering, this one made me cry too.

Is it worth buying? ($3.99 on average on Kindle)

Yes, buy them if you can afford them. If you can’t, borrow them from the library, or a friend, or something. This is a stellar series that I will absolutely keep reading! The first book is currently free, so snap that one up!

Something else you might enjoy:

The Ivy League Series is another great series by Sarina Bowen that will challenge you, especially if you think New Adult isn’t a category you can take seriously.

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Review & Giveaway of Dr. Strange Beard

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Dr. Strange Beard, an all-new standalone in the bestselling, romantic comedy Winston Brothers Series by Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author Penny Reid, is available NOW!

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Hunches, horse races, and heartbreak

Ten years after Simone Payton broke his heart, all Roscoe Winston wants is a doughnut. He’d also like to forget her entirely, but that’s never going to happen. Roscoe Winston remembers everything—every look, every word, every single unrequited second—and the last thing he needs is another memory of Simone.

Unfortunately, after one chance encounter, Simone keeps popping up everywhere he happens to be . . .

Ten years after Roscoe Winston dropped out of her life, all Simone Payton wants is to exploit him. She’d also like some answers from her former best friend about why he ghosted her, but if she never gets those answers, that’s a-okay. Simone let go of the past a long time ago. Seriously, she has. She totally, totally has. She is definitely not still thinking about Roscoe. Nope. She’s more than happy to forget he exists.

But first, she needs just one teeny-tiny favor . . .

Dr. Strange Beard is a full-length romantic comedy novel, can be read as a stand-alone, and is the fifth book in the USA TODAY bestselling Winston Brothers series.

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Excerpt:

“Simone, this is not one of our adventures from when we were kids. This is not finding Blithe Tanner’s cat. These men are murderers, drug dealers, thieves.”

“I know.” Boy oh boy, did I know. I didn’t want to be here anymore than he did. I was frightened. Yet allowing Roscoe to be taken on his own hadn’t been an option. “I can handle myself, and I can provide backup for you, if you need it.”

Roscoe gripped my shoulders. “Nothing can happen to you, do you understand?” His words were emphatic, his gaze disoriented, desolate, frantic. “If anything happens to you, I’ll . . .” He swallowed, apparently unable to finish the sentence.

My heart twisted to see him like this. I wished there were some way to show him what I could do, what I was capable of, so he would stop seeing me as a liability.

Well, why can’t you?

“Huh.”

Now there was a thought.

Stepping out of his grip, I walked backward to the other side of the room and took a deep breath. “Okay. Come at me.”

He blinked. “What?”

“I want you to come at me.”

“Simone,” he seethed.

“Come at me, bro.” I did that little movement with my fingers, my palm turned upwards. “Come at me or I’ll start singing again.”

“I’m not doing this.”

“Fine.”Frustrating. “I’ll come at you.”

He stood there, features set, looking raw.

Moving quickly forward, staying light on my feet, I faked right and then went left, hooking him behind the back of his leg, catching his arm to twist behind his back, and sending him to the ground—face-first—with a thud.

I winced as he grunted, my knee at the base of his spine, his arm restrained behind his back. “Sorry! But you wouldn’t listen to me.” Leaning forward, I whispered in his ear, “Are you okay? Did I hurt you?”

Roscoe’s back and shoulders rose and fell with an expansive breath, like he was about to respond, but in the next moment he’d spun his legs to the right, leveraged my knee on his back to throw me off-balance, and slipped his wrist from my hold.

In my defense, my grip had been lax as I was purposefully trying not to injure him.

The next thing I knew, Roscoe had me pinned to the ground, air knocked out of me, him hovering above, and my gun digging into my ribs beneath my shirt. He’d been careful to subdue my legs, likely so he wouldn’t end up with a bruised ballsack.

His stare more probing than angry—which I took as a good sign—he said, “I didn’t teach you that. Where’d you learn that?”

Even though I was still coughing, I smiled and rasped, “Since college, take judo.”

He nodded faintly, his eyes moving between mine, looking concerned. “Are you okay? Did I hurt you?”

“No.” Endeavoring to catch my breath, I said, “I took it easy on you because I didn’t want to hurt you either, but I’m an asset, not a liability.”

“You’re definitely an asset.” Roscoe frowned, his gaze dropping to my mouth. “And a distraction,” he said, his voice rough.

“I’m a distraction?” I asked, my words still breathy.

I bucked, but he held me fast.

“Yes. . .” His stare turned inward. “You are most definitely a distraction.”

Even though I’d had plenty of time to recover and we’d been holding still for close to a minute, I was still breathing hard. This might have been because of my lingering irritation. Or, maybe it was because the length of Roscoe’s lean body was lying on mine. He held my hands on either side of my head, our faces even, his mouth just inches away.

Was it insane that I hoped he kissed me?

Yes?

No?

Let’s go with no.

He gave me his eyes again and I saw something there, a battle. He looked undecided, at war with himself, straining against something I couldn’t see.

“Roscoe?” I whispered.

Roscoe closed his eyes, and I thought he was going to let me go, but in the next second his lips descended, capturing my mouth in a tender kiss.

I moaned.

I kissed him back.

That’s what one does when Roscoe Winston kisses one. Moan and kiss. Repeat. Because not doing so would be a travesty.

His hold on my hands slacked, his fingers seeking and threading with mine. He settled his hips between my legs, his form relaxing. The weight of him was different now, warmer somehow. At least I felt warm. I also felt cherished as his tongue sought mine, again tenderly, stroking, causing my abdomen to twist and tighten into delicious knots.

He broke the kiss and a protest died on my lips as his mouth trailed down my jaw to the sensitive skin of my neck, sucking, licking, savoring me. What had felt warm and cherishing heated, and my hips tilted reflexively as he nibbled on my ear, cradling his rapidly growing erection.

We both gasped as his hips rocked in an answering yet inelegant movement. It felt perfect and essential in the moment.

“Oh God.” His hot breath spilled against my jaw, a ragged sigh. “What are we doing?”

“I don’t know, but don’t stop.”

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REVIEW

I received an advanced copy of this book. I chose to review it because 1) I love it; 2) I think you’ll love it too; 3) Reviewing books in a series is kind of my thing…

To read reviews of the other books in this series, please see this link. You can also search for reviews of other books by Penny Reid by going to the drop down box on right hand side of the homepage and selecting Penny Reid.

Dr. Strange Beard (Book 5)

Overall Rating: 4.5 (sXe)

Quick & Dirty summary: Roscoe Winston has been avoiding Simone Payton since they were teenagers. Simone is fine with the way Roscoe ghosted her, he was only her best friend in the whole world. But at some point, living in a small town in Tennessee means you’re going to bump into each other, especially when there is a tracking device hidden in a car. Regardless, both Roscoe and Simone are ready to move on with their lives, once they get past this whole thing with Roscoe’s dad…

Roscoe is probably my new favorite human being. I think that a lot after finishing a book, but normally it’s the female lead that I fall in love with Roscoe with his tender heart, his arm full of puppies, and his willingness to follow his heart wherever it may lead has me swooning. Simone is cool too, but she reminded me so much of Janie from Neanderthal Seeks Human (NSH) that I didn’t pay too much attention to her. That being said, my one major problem with this book is Simone’s perspective. It’s funny to read her thoughts (I appreciate that), but she keeps saying she’s so smart, and yet I didn’t find any evidence that she’s any more intelligent than the average person. I mean, even I guessed what was going on at the end at the Kentucky Derby (this is not a spoiler so don’t get your underwear in a bunch), and I don’t think of myself as particularly smart. That’s about all the evidence I’ve got for her intelligence level, so I found her to be a little bombastic. Maybe that is Penny Reid’s intention. I don’t know. But it left me even less interested in Simone, because Janie (the heroine from NSH) is so overwhelmingly, obviously smart.

Characters aren’t the only component of a “good book,” so I’m happy to report that this particular book contains all of the earmarks of a “good book.” The dialogue is snappy, especially between the Winston brothers. The pacing of the novel is smooth—there is never a dull moment. And of course there is a nice escalation in suspense and emotion that comes to a somewhat anti-climatic ending that is fulfilling none-the-less. I was stupidly happy by the end and can’t wait for the next book(s) in the series. The secondary characters fill out this list of good qualities, with cameo appearances of the other Winstons. This book is kind of the Anne of Green Gables of the series, and maybe no one will understands what that means except me, but it’s a good thing.

Is it worth buying? (Kindle $5.99)

If you follow my blog, you know I am a budget reader. I don’t normally purchase books—I borrow them from the library, I get them through Kindle Unlimited, or I wait until they are on sale. But, if you’ve been following this series, buying this book is a must. I put my money where my mouth is and bought it in paperback! So there!

Something else you might enjoy:

If you haven’t already read Penny Reid’s Neanderthal Seeks Human, do so immediately.

New Release: Dr. Strange Beard by Penny Reid

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Dr. Strange Beard, an all-new standalone in the bestselling, romantic comedy Winston Brothers Series by Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author Penny Reid, is LIVE!

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Hunches, horse races, and heartbreak

Ten years after Simone Payton broke his heart, all Roscoe Winston wants is a doughnut. He’d also like to forget her entirely, but that’s never going to happen. Roscoe Winston remembers everything—every look, every word, every single unrequited second—and the last thing he needs is another memory of Simone.

Unfortunately, after one chance encounter, Simone keeps popping up everywhere he happens to be . . .

Ten years after Roscoe Winston dropped out of her life, all Simone Payton wants is to exploit him. She’d also like some answers from her former best friend about why he ghosted her, but if she never gets those answers, that’s a-okay. Simone let go of the past a long time ago. Seriously, she has. She totally, totally has. She is definitely not still thinking about Roscoe. Nope. She’s more than happy to forget he exists.

But first, she needs just one teeny-tiny favor . . .

Dr. Strange Beard is a full-length romantic comedy novel, can be read as a stand-alone, and is the fifth book in the USA TODAY bestselling Winston Brothers series.

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Penny Reid is the Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Winston Brothers and Knitting in the City series. She used to spend her days writing federal grant proposals as a biomedical researcher, but now she just writes books. She’s also a full time mom to three diminutive adults, wife, daughter, knitter, crocheter, sewer, general crafter, and thought ninja.

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McGavin Brothers Book 10

The McGavin Brothers Series by Vicki Lewis Thompson

Contemporary Romance/Western

I received a free copy of this book and decided to tell you how I honestly feel about it. You can read my reviews of the rest of the series by clicking this link.

 

A Cowboy’s Challenge (Book 10)

Overall Rating: 3.5 (sXe)

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Quick & Dirty summary: Wes Sawyer is happy living above a bakery. As a single guy with a busy new business, it’s the best of all possible circumstances. It helps that Wes is also happy to see Ingrid, his sister’s best friend. Ingrid is pretty and fun to talk, and she feels great sitting behind Wes on a horse. But Ingrid has some baggage and she’s not sure if she’s ready for a guy like Wes to sweep her off her feet.

The plot line for this novel is pretty conventional. There isn’t anything surprising about this book or the way the characters develop through different events. The unique aspect of this book within the series was the way sex was incorporated throughout the book. The intimate parts were definitely ramped up, but it makes sense within the context of the story-it’s not really sex just for the sake of it.

Once again, I love Vicki Lewis Thompson’s hero. Wes is a hardworking guy who isn’t afraid to make big statements. He takes after his father on that one (you can read his dad’s book by reading A Cowboy’s Charm). Ingrid is interesting, but not my favorite heroine. Her character seemed flighty and less consistent than in previous books.

Regardless, this is an enjoyable book to read. It’s quick, light-hearted and a great read while camping or driving around for a summer vacation.

Is it worth buying? (Kindle $0.99)

This is a well-written book and at just under a dollar, is a great buy!

Something else you might enjoy:

You should read the previous books in the series. It will make this book more enjoyable.

Review of The Varlet and the Voyeur

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The Varlet and the Voyeur, an all-new standalone in the USA Today bestselling Rugby Series from Penny Reid and L.H. Cosway is available NOW!

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He kept his salacious secret for years. But soon, everyone is going to be reading about it in their morning paper…

THE VARLET (and the VOYEUR)

William Moore is a long way from home. A farm boy from Oklahoma, he’s now the most well-respected member of the Irish rugby team. But appearances are often deceptive, and Will isn’t the clean-cut, all-American good-guy everyone imagines him to be. He’s got a secret, one that will tarnish his reputation forever.

THE VOYEUR (and the VARLET)

Josey Kavanagh is a self-proclaimed mess, but she’s finally get her shi…uh, act together. She’s set her sights on becoming a veterinarian, but there’s one teeny tiny road bump. Her living arrangements are coming to an abrupt end, leaving Josey homeless and in need of a job to pay her way through college.

THE PLAN

What he needs is a companion to keep him on the right path.

What she needs is an apartment with free rent.

Will is convinced Josey will make the perfect companion, since she’s brutally honest and basically ‘just one of the guys.’ Josey is convinced she can ensure Will doesn’t succumb to his voyeuristic proclivities by keeping a scrupulous eye on him.

Except, what happens when the varlet is tempted by the voyeur, and vice-versa?!

Perchance something very, very volatile. And vexing.

The Varlet and the Voyeur is a full-length romantic comedy novel, can be read as a standalone, and is the 4th(and last) book in the USA TODAY bestselling Rugby Series.

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*Will*

When I saw how spotless the shared living space was, I allowed my curiosity to get the better of me and peeked my head into her bathroom, Rocky dancing around my feet as I entered the space. The counters were covered in woman-products, but the marble surface and sink were free of water spots, and the glass of the shower had been wiped clean.

I glanced at Rocky. He glanced at me. Bemused, I chuckled to myself, about to turn back to the door, and that’s when I spotted it.

A dildo.

A big, Pyrex dildo.

With ridges.

In the shower.

I froze, blinked, and I stared at it, my brain sluggish. Oddly, I had to remind myself to breathe. Likely because I was . . .

I was—

I was shocked.

I shook myself, tearing my eyes from it and rubbing my chest where an odd kind of pang was spreading mild warmth up my neck.

But why was I shocked?

Why should I be surprised?

Despite my never seeing her that way, Josey was a woman and women have needs.

Don’t they?

I hadn’t grown up around women—any women. My mother died when she had my youngest brother. My grandmother died before I was born. I had no sisters. We lived on a farm, way out in BFN Oklahoma.

Girls—women—and their bodies were sacred lands of the unknown to us Moore boys.

Unbidden—completely unbidden—an image of Josey flashed through my mind’s eye. Her full lips parted, her big eyes closed, causing her thick black lashes to catch droplets of water before they dripped over her sharp cheekbones. Her head would be lolled back as shower spray melted bubbles of slippery soap, sliding down her bare skin as they dissolved. Her legs would be parted, and maybe one hand would be braced against the wall of the shower while the other moved in a steady rhythm.

Holding that huge, glass dildo.

I swallowed a sudden rush of salvia and, unable to help myself, I leaned closer to the sex toy, examining it and comparing its size against my own.

I was bigger.

But not by much.

And for some reason, this realization made me instantly hard.

Crap.

Of course I knew Josey was a woman, but until this moment, I’d never really thought of her that way. Not even the tampon-mountain drove the point home. Up until this point, she was someone I liked as a person, someone who made me laugh, who was smart and compassionate, someone around whom I felt completely comfortable. A good—no, a great companion.

She was still all of those things, except—

Except now I’ve pictured her naked.

Meet Penny Reid:

Penny Reid is the Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Winston Brothers and Knitting in the City series. She used to spend her days writing federal grant proposals as a biomedical researcher, but now she just writes books. She’s also a full time mom to three diminutive adults, wife, daughter, knitter, crocheter, sewer, general crafter, and thought ninja.

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L.H. Cosway has a BA in English Literature and Greek and Roman Civilisation, and an MA in Postcolonial Literature. She lives in Dublin city. Her inspiration to write comes from music. Her favorite things in life include writing stories, vintage clothing, dark cabaret music, food, musical comedy, and of course, books.

She thinks that imperfect people are the most interesting kind. They tell the best stories.

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The Rugby Series by Penny Reid and L.H. Cosway

Contemporary Romance/Sports Romance

I received an advanced copy of this book. I swooned. Then I wrote this review.

The Varlet and the Voyeur

Overall Rating: 4.5 (sXe)

 

Quick & Dirty summary: William Moore is the All-American boy on the Irish Rugby team. Quiet, sweet, and a true gentleman, Will doesn’t draw too much attention to himself. That is, until a scandal outs Will’s secret love life. Will will do what it takes to make sure he stays on the straight and narrow so the rugby team isn’t negatively impacted, even going so far as to hire a babysitter. Josey couldn’t be a better babysitter if she tried. She’s outspoken, she’s transparent, and she desperately needs a new place to live. But when Josey herself becomes a temptation for Will, the two must figure out how to navigate their working/living/loving? relationship.

I love Josey. She is awkward, and nothing makes me happier than seeing the klutzy girl get the guy. I don’t think I’m spoiling anything by saying that. But Will was a surprise to me-a good surprise! He is much darker than I expected. He is the perfect leading man because he has a lot of depth under those manners.

The pacing of the novel is great. The dialogue is wonderful. And I read this book in a snap because I couldn’t put it down. Really, there is nothing for me to complain about. Except, you knew there was going to be an “except,” the central conflict toward the end of the book had me a little baffled. It didn’t quite gel for me. That’s a personal issue and I’m sure when you read the book you won’t think twice about it.

I think this may be my new favorite book in this series. I do love Brian a lot, but Will and Josey together and magical.

Is it worth buying? (Kindle $5.99)
Yes. This story will make your heart burst with longing and love. It’s relatively expensive on my stingy scale of ebooks, but you’ll love it. And it’s free in Kindle Unlimited.

Something else you might enjoy:
Try Painted Faces by L.H. Cosway. There’s nothing about the story that is overtly similar to The Varlet and the Voyeur, except that the hero seems to have a secret, at least at the beginning of the story.