A Twist is Wyrd

Just started reading this new book, A Twist of Wyrd, by PJ Friel. So far it’s great with interesting characters and an intriguing plot line. Can’t wait to see what happens next!


New By Penny Reid! Marriage of Inconvenience


Marriage of Inconvenience, an all new romantic comedy standalone in the USA Today bestselling, Knitting in the City Series by Penny Reid, is LIVE!

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There are three things you need to know about Kat Tanner (aka Kathleen Tyson. . . and yes, she is *that* Kathleen Tyson): 1) She’s determined to make good decisions, 2) She must get married ASAP, and 3) She knows how to knit.

Being a billionaire heiress isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. In fact, it sucks. Determined to live a quiet life, Kat Tanner changed her identity years ago and eschewed her family’s legacy. But now, Kat’s silver spoon past has finally caught up with her, and so have her youthful mistakes. To avoid imminent disaster, she must marry immediately; it is essential that the person she chooses have no romantic feelings for her whatsoever and be completely trustworthy.

Fortunately, she knows exactly who to ask. Dan O’Malley checks all the boxes: single, romantically indifferent to her, completely trustworthy. Sure, she might have a wee little crush on Dan the Security Man, but with clear rules, expectations, and a legally binding contract, Kat is certain she can make it through this debacle with her sanity—and heart—all in one piece.

Except, what happens when Dan O’Malley isn’t as indifferent—or as trustworthy—as she thought?


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Meet Penny Reid:

Penny Reid is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the Winston Brothers and Knitting in the City series. When she’s not immersed in penning smart romances, Penny works in the biotech industry as a researcher. 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 Series by Vicki Lewis Thompson

Contemporary Romance


A Cowboy’s Luck (Book 8)


I received a free copy of this book. This book is slightly different from the rest of the series and I wanted to provide an honest review.

A Cowboy's Luck

Overall Rating: 3.5 (sEx)

Quick & Dirty summary: Michael Murphy knows what he wants and isn’t afraid to go for it. Whether it’s being co-owner of the Guzzling Grizzly or asking Roxanne Sawyer out on a date. Roxanne can’t deny that Michael is one attractive man, but she’s not entirely sure he’s relationship material. Will Roxanne let her fears derail any future she may have with Roxanne?

We return to Eagle’s Nest to discover the woman Michael Murphy is interested in and it’s no surprise she’s a talented artist. One of my favorite things about this book is that it seems like a story of the person next door to you. A boy and a girl meet. They have chemistry, but what do they do with that chemistry?

This novel is definitely steamier than the other books in the series. If you’ve been reading the series then I think this book will come as a surprise—a good surprise. I love Michael and while I thought Roxanne was a little wishy-washy, I also found her to be honest and sweet. This is the perfect book, heck this is a perfect series, for a low drama, heart-felt, feel good romance.

Is it worth buying? (Kindle $0.99)

Yes, especially if you want a steamy, feel-good read. It’s less than a dollar so you really can’t go wrong there.

Something else you might enjoy:

If you like things even steamier, try a book by Alexa Riley. This is erotic, insta-love where there is very little drama and a whole lot of romance. You can find a selection of Alexa Riley books that I’ve read and my thoughts on them here.

New Fantasy Novel by Camilla Monk: Still

Still by Camilla Monk

Science Fiction/Fantasy


I received a free copy of this book, but was under no obligation to review it. I decided to review it because it’s pretty kicka$$


Overall Rating: 4 (XOXO)


Quick & Dirty summary: Emma is used to people giving up on her, but the one person she hasn’t been able to give up completely doesn’t know she’s about to show up on his doorstep. After arriving in Rome to see her estranged father, Emma winds up bumping into her stepsister unexpectedly. The perfect stepsister her mother loved more than Emma. So, it’s a surprise to Emma herself when she puts herself in jeopardy to keep Lily safe from her creepy boss. Another surprise? The hunky blind bum who keeps showing up at the most awkward times.

I really liked this book. Camilla Monk is a fantastic writer. I’m sucked into her books immediately, which is an important skill when writing a fantasy novel. While Emma is a bit rough around the edges, she is an entirely sympathetic character. I rooted for her the entire time.

This book reminds me a bit of Percy Jackson, but with a kickass female heroine in place of Percy. I really like Faust, and I loved the banter between Emma and Faust. There is no “real” romance. There is attraction, flirtation, and a kind of weird psychotic love between Lily and her boyfriend. But this isn’t the traditional romance where the relationship between hero and heroine drive the plot. Instead, it’s much more about Emma’s scars, her personality quirks, and her innate goodness, despite being a little rude.

I cannot wait for the next book in this series. If you’re worried about this, don’t be because this book does not have a cliffhanger ending the way Spotless does. This novel wraps up pretty cleanly, with the exception that it hints pretty heavily about what the next adventure will be. But the ending is entirely satisfying.

Is it worth buying? (Kindle $3.99)

So, this is a bit steep since I have no idea how many books Monk plans on writing in this series. If it’s 3, that’s $12 total for the series, which isn’t too bad. The book is a standalone, so you can read this one without HAVING to buy the other books, so…. Yes, it’s worth buying! BONUS: it’s in the Kindle Unlimited Program, so read it for free.

Something else you might enjoy:

Try Gena Showalter’s Lords of the Underworld series. It’s a series that takes on all of the traditional myths and puts them together in a fascinating world where evil isn’t necessary a demon. Note: this is a full-fledged adult romance series. There are sexually explicit scenes.

An Inventive Retelling of a Fairy Tale

Written in the Stars Series by Brittany Holland

Contemporary Romance

Happy Ever Never (Book 1)

I received a free copy of this book. I decided to review it because I like it.

Happy Ever Never

Overall Rating: 3.5 (sXe)

Quick & Dirty summary: Willow and Piers had promised to be together forever starting with a blood bond when they were nine. But broken promises and people determined to keep them apart cause Willow to flee. After a tragedy brings Piers back into Willow’s life, secrets are revealed and people’s motives are made clear. Will the last wishes of a loved one help bring Willow and Piers back together again or have the secrets ruined their young love?

This is a story based around the fairytale of Peter Pan. It’s not a simple retelling, which I enjoy. Piers and Willow are both likeable characters. They are sympathetic and their shared past makes their love story sweet and believable. I’m looking forward to the other books in the series, especially if they are based on the secondary characters who make up the Lost Boys group.

I did have some problems with this book, though. The main problem I had was it felt very disjointed. There are parts where the writing is smooth and the dialogue is realistic. But there are other parts where I felt like I was dropped into the middle of a different story, or a story where I missed some details.

Despite that, I had a fun time reading the book. It’s sweet and it made me feel good. I do want to say that the summary on Amazon did not make sense to me after finishing the book. So, if the summary puts you off, I think you should see if the summary I wrote above is more inline with your interests.

Is it worth buying? (Kindle $2.99)
I don’t think I’d buy it, but I do think it’s worth a read through Kindle Unlimited or your local library. It’s a sweet book that will revive your belief in love.

Something else you might enjoy:
You have to read An Offer From a Gentleman by Julia Quinn. It’s the third book in one of my favorite series of all time, the Bridgertons. It’s a take on the Cinderella story and you don’t have to read the entire series to read this book.


New Book by Ginger Scott: Memphis

We’re celebrating the release of Memphis by Ginger Scott! Check out the excerpt below!

Memphis by Ginger Scott
A Contemporary New Adult Romance
Release day: February 23
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My mom always said it was just something about the way he moved.

The same swagger Archie Valentine wore in the ring when he took his opponents down followed him like a halo everywhere he went. But make no mistake about it—he was no angel. He was like a drug. My mother was his addict.

I never understood it…how love could make you blind and convince you to drink the poison. Not until I met Memphis Delaney.

At first, it was the familiar form. He’s a fighter, built like a god from the past, the kind of man the universe doesn’t make anymore. His eyes hide a story, and every time I’m in his presence I want to keep reading him until I get to the end. And then…there’s the way he moves. His boxing is violent but beautiful, and his body is a seductive weapon. When he’s in the ring, he wears the stare of a man committed to the battle until his very last breath.

He could end me; turn me into her. Too much of him will leave me as a shadow, and I’ve lost so much of myself already.

But I have discipline. It came the hard way. Lessons learned, scars left behind, and trust stripped away from life.

I will breathe his air, but I won’t fall for a man like him. The only boxer who’s ever going to break my heart is the one who gave me my name.

I turn so our feet are squared and glance at his home that I think he probably knows I went through while he was gone. Somehow the money he paid for it seems not enough and too much all at once. My gaze shifts back to his, and he steps forward until the toe of his left shoe rests against the right side of mine.

“That’s a nice story, Memphis. I’m glad you found the bike, but I’m not sure what that has to do with me,” I say, my breath catching as his fingertips trace along my jaw, his touch so faint I find myself leaning my head to encourage his palm to rest along my cheek more boldly.

He brings his other hand up with more confidence, and I’m caught. The other option I had, to walk away, is gone. I never really wanted it, though.

Memphis dips his chin, hunching slightly to bring his eyes in line with mine. We’re so close that I can feel the tickle of his breath against my lips, and they tingle at the familiar. Each experience with him weaves itself into my heart in this way that terrifies me. This is how people lose themselves.

But I let it in—each breath, each sound, the smells and words. His story. I am surviving on the very being of him, and I think I have been for a while now.

“I was eighteen when I tracked down that bike. I knew it was mine…”

“I don’t belong to you, Memphis,” I cut in, my heart pounding.

His mouth forms a crooked smile. He holds my eyes hostage in silence for few long seconds. “Maybe it works the other way,” he says, his eyes moving over my face with a softness that feels intimate and vulnerable. His forehead falls forward until it rests gently on my own, and I let go of the grip I have on myself, exchanging it for fistfuls of his T-shirt. My knuckles run along his chest as I gather the material and close my eyes, his muscles hard from discipline.

“I can’t watch you get hurt. I can’t…”

His hand moves to my chin, and he lifts it until our eyes meet. Suddenly, breathing just got a lot harder to do.

“I won’t lose, Liv. I work too hard, and I study too much, and I will never be in a ring I’m not supposed to be in,” he says, and I breathe out what sounds like a laugh but feels like hurt.

“My fifty-year-old uncle kicked your ass in some display of alpha-male, teacher-student bullshit. I couldn’t watch that…how am I supposed to watch you step in with some guy who really wants to kill you? How am I supposed to kiss you knowing that your lips might never be the same after a fight. How…”

Memphis’s mouth takes mine before I can protest anymore, nothing like our stolen moment from earlier. His hands cup my face and his mouth moves possessively over my bottom lip, sucking it in and letting it slide loose through a graze of his teeth. He turns my head with a gentle nudge and kisses me deeper, and his hands fall from my face in long, possessive drags down my shoulders to my waist, stopping with his thumbs just above my hips and his fingers splayed out around my sides.

My hands roam up his chest and neck until my thumbs run along the roughness of his chin, and my touch seems to somehow make him hungrier.

“My god.” He breathes the words against my lips, restraint giving way…

About the Author:

Ginger Scott is an Amazon-bestselling and Goodreads Choice Award-nominated author of several young and new adult romances, including Waiting on the Sidelines, Going Long, Blindness, How We Deal With Gravity, This Is Falling, You and Everything After, The Girl I Was Before, Wild Reckless, Wicked Restless, In Your Dreams, The Hard Count, Hold My Breath, A Boy Like You and A Girl Like Me.

A sucker for a good romance, Ginger’s other passion is sports, and she often blends the two in her stories. (She’s also a sucker for a hot quarterback, catcher, pitcher, point guard…the list goes on.) Ginger has been writing and editing for newspapers, magazines and blogs for more than 15 years. She has told the stories of Olympians, politicians, actors, scientists, cowboys, criminals and towns. For more on her and her work, visit her website at http://www.littlemisswrite.com.

When she’s not writing, the odds are high that she’s somewhere near a baseball diamond, either watching her son field pop flies like Bryce Harper or cheering on her favorite baseball team, the Arizona Diamondbacks. Ginger lives in Arizona and is married to her college sweetheart whom she met at ASU (fork ’em, Devils).

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Judgement Road by Christine Feehan

Torpedo Ink Series by Christine Feehan

Contemporary Romance

Judgement Road (Book 1)


I received a free copy of this book through NetGalley.


Judgement Road

Overall Rating: 3.5 (sXe)

Quick & Dirty summary: Reaper has turned off his sexuality. He is a killer. He was trained to be a killer since he was a young child. And he’ll do anything he can to protect the motorcycle club that is his adopted family. Anya is thankful for her job working at a motorcycle bar. She’s settled in and everyone seems to like her except Reaper. But Anya has a dangerous secret.

This is a great first book in a new series. I really enjoyed the dynamics of the Torpedo Ink motorcycle club. The backstory is really interesting and Reaper’s past is just heartbreaking. Anya is a very likable character and the dynamics between her and Reaper are strong.

There is also a lot of action in this book. Guns are blazing, people die and there’s a bit of suspense. Torpedo Ink is a dangerous club and is not for the faint of heart. I cannot wait for more books in the series.

Is it worth buying? (Kindle $7.99)

I enjoyed this book a lot, but it’s too much money for me. I’d recommend borrowing it from the library. That being said, if you are really into MC romance novels, then it might be good to get on the ground floor with this series.

Something else you might enjoy:

Try Reaper’s Property by Joanna Wylde. It’s another edgy motorcycle club book and it’s the first in a long series.