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SURPRISE Release from Penny Reid

Scenes from the Hallway, an all new novella from USA Today bestselling author Penny Reid, is LIVE and as a special Valentine’s Day gift from Penny it’s FREE!

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Synopsis

From the USA TODAY Bestselling romantic comedy series, ‘Scenes from the Hallway,’ Knitting in the City #6.5

You know who I am.

I swear too much, I crack too many jokes, and I got a thing for Kat Tanner; a messy thing, a distracting thing, a getting-in-the-way-of-everything thing; a thing that makes being in the same room with the woman torture. Sometimes it’s the good kind. Mostly, it’s not.

What you don’t know is how it all started. You don’t know how we met, you might not know what happened in Vegas (or the morning after), and you definitely don’t know what happened after that.

You want to know the story before the story? Well . . . here you go.

But be careful what you ask for. As I’ve discovered the hard way, you might not like it.

‘Scenes from the Hallway’ is a companion short prequel/short story (11k words) for the upcoming book, ‘Marriage of Inconvenience,’ and includes the first 3 chapters of the soon to be released novel! (‘Marriage of Inconvenience’ releases March 6, 2018.)

WARNING This short story contains a lot of cussing. Do not download or read if you dislike curse words in novels. WARNING

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Penny Reid is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the Winston Brothers and Knitting in the City series. She lives in Seattle, Washington with her husband, three kids, and an inordinate amount of yarn. She used to spend her days writing federal grant proposals as a biomedical researcher, but now she writes books.
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A Cowboy’s Kiss

The McGavin Brothers Series by Vicki Lewis Thompson

Contemporary Romance

 

A Cowboy’s Kiss (Book 7)

I received a free copy of this book. I love it so I’m sharing my opinion. If you’d like to read my reviews of the other books in the series, you can do so here.

A Cowboys Kiss

Overall Rating: 3.5 (sXe)

 

Quick & Dirty summary: Luke Bennett has just moved back to Eagles Nest and his consulting business is doing just fine. In fact, he’s on his way to a meeting when he sees a shivering dog on the side of the road. Knowing the snow will get to the dog at some point, Luke rescues the poor thing. When Abigail sees Luke with the dog he’s recused, she knows she can depend on him to help her bakery make a profit. But as Luke tries to rescue Abigail’s business, Abigail will need to learn to put her pride aside to take Luke’s advice to heart. Meanwhile, Luke struggles to balance business with pleasure as he realizes Abigail is everything he didn’t know he wanted.

This is another sweet story to add to the McGavin series. The brothers all make appearances, as well as Luke’s sister Hayley and the fun-loving Badger. Luke and Abigail make a good couple, although there were times when I wanted to roll my eyes at Abigail. But Luke is a standup guy who I love!

I was a little disappointed with the climax of the novel. It seemed weird to me, Abigail’s reaction, but since I don’t want to include any spoilers, I won’t say anything more than that. It wasn’t enough to make me unhappy with the book, but I thought it strange.

In any case, this is a great book. The secondary characters are all wonderful, even the secondary characters that are new. And I can’t wait to see what happens with the matriarch of the McGavin clan. I’ll definitely be reading the next book in the series!

 

Is it worth buying? (Kindle $0.99)

Yes! This is a sweet read for under a dollar. Well worth the money and the time spent reading it.

Wanted: Mom for Christmas

Cates Brothers series by Lee Kilraine

Contemporary Romance

 

Wanted: Mom for Christmas

 

I received a free copy of this book through NetGalley. I decided to post this review because I think you might enjoy this book as much as I did, if not more!

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Overall Rating: 3.5 (sXe)

Quick & Dirty summary: Nora Joy needs some time to regroup. As an Olympic volleyball player, Nora is no stranger to set backs and losses, but the problems are beginning to pile up. Taking a temporary job as Rent-A-Mom, Nora is surprised to find herself face-to-face with her high school ex-boyfriend Hawk Savage. Hawk is pretty happy with his life, despite his son’s insistence that he needs a mom. When Nora Joy shows up at exactly the right moment, Hawk can’t help but spend the holiday season reliving some of his greatest memories with her. What happens after the holidays, though, is unclear to both Hawk and Nora.

I really enjoyed this book. Nora is great. She’s a strong woman with a good head on her shoulders who is facing adversity with grace. I love how the drama in this book is straightforward. Nora and Hawk have a past. They deal with the past and move into the present quickly and realistically.

There are a bunch of components that make this story interesting and lively. The pacing of the book is quick and while there aren’t a whole lot of secondary characters that stand out, Hawk’s kids Heather and Henry are sweet. There are a few life lessons that Nora is able to pass along to the kids that deepen her relationship with the kids in great ways.

A part of me wishes this book was longer, because I loved the last chapter/epilogue. I wish I could have seen more of what life was like during their happily-ever-after, but the end left me happy and smiling. I can’t really ask for much more in a holiday romance.

Is it worth buying? (Kindle $1.99)

This is a quick read, but definitely worth buying. It’s a great Christmas story with some wholesome lessons snuck in between the naughty bits.

Something else you might enjoy:

Try the Time in Between by Kristen Ashley. It’s not a sweet holiday romance, but it does have a cute little girl who helps the romance along.

New Release Review & Giveaway: Breakaway

Breakaway
Sophia Henry
Published by: Random House: Flirt
Publication date: September 5th 2017
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Sports

In a standalone hockey romance that tugs at readers’ heartstrings, a broken ex-pro learns to live and love again—all thanks to the complicated, wonderful nurse who gives him a second chance.

Brianna Collins needs to break away from her overbearing family. Her parents expect her to “fix” her brother after a series of concussions derailed his hockey career. Unfortunately, no doctor will give him clearance to play, and she’s finished with being the person they rely on to perform a miracle that will never happen. For Bree, a six-month nursing assignment at a hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina, is the perfect escape.

Luke Daniels, former forward for the NHL’s Charlotte Aviators, has spent close to a year rehabbing a career-threatening injury—and distracting himself however he can. Worlds collide when Luke realizes that the girl from his latest one-night-stand happens to be the new nurse at the hospital where he volunteers in the pediatric unit. What’s more, Bree’s the only person who makes him excited about life again.

Despite her initial reservations, Luke can’t help pursuing sweet, beautiful Bree. Then he realizes it was her brother whose career he ended with an accidental hit, and he falls back on the thing that’s always helped suppress his demons: alcohol. But if Luke doesn’t kick his old habits, he just may lose the one thing he loves more than hockey.

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Praise for Sophia Henry

“Sophia Henry’s hockey novels are fun and flirty, warm and sweet, with relatable heroines and swoon-worthy hockey heroes. They’ll bring a smile to your face and warmth to your heart.”USA Today bestselling author Kelly Jamieson

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Author Bio:

Award-Winning Author, Sophia Henry, is a proud Detroit native who fell in love with reading, writing and hockey all before she became a teenager. She did not, however, fall in love with snow. So after graduating with an English degree from Central Michigan University, she moved to the warmth of North Carolina for the remainder of her winters.

She spends her days writing books featuring hot, hockey-playing heroes. When she’s not writing, she’s chasing her two high-energy sons, watching her beloved Detroit Red Wings, and rocking out at concerts.

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BOOK REVIEW

Breakaway (Book 5)

I received a complimentary copy of this book. I decided to review it because I like this book, as well as all the other books in the series. While this is book 5, it can be read on its own. To read reviews of previous books, please follow this link.

Overall Rating: 3.5 (sXe)

Quick & Dirty summary: Breanna Collins needs to get away from her parents, her brother, and her ex-boyfriend. When she’s heartbroken over a hockey player she met through her brother, she decides to move across the country to North Carolina to be a traveling nurse. Knowing her assignment will only be about 6 months, she’s only interested in a hookup when she meets sexy Luke Daniels. Luke is just beginning to come to terms with being out of the starting lineup of the Aviators. When he meets Breanna, he can’t help but be attracted to this confident, beautiful woman. But Luke has a lot of things he hasn’t dealt with, his career being one of them, and when his past reappears, Luke has to decide what he wants his future to look like, including who is in it.

Overall I enjoyed this book. I enjoy the hospital backdrop of Breanna’s job and the idea that Luke is struggling with his transition from player to coach. While I’m not sure Luke’s angst is resolved at the end of the book, it added a unique element.

What I wasn’t as thrilled about in this book compared to other books in this series is how much internal dialogue there is compared to conversations between characters. In general, stream of consciousness slows down a book and this one slowed quiet a bit in the middle of the novel. That being said, this is almost always a preference and so for others, you may not feel the same way.

Like all of Sophia Henry’s books so far, there is a lot of stuff going on psychologically for the characters. It’s interesting because there’s a lot of time spent in providing backstory to Luke and Breanna so that we know their whole lives didn’t begin when they met each other. This is an instant attraction book that takes it’s time in building an emotional connection between two characters.

Is it worth buying? (Kindle $4.99)

I think this is a bit steep for an ebook. If this is a bit high for you too, I’d highly recommend asking your local library to buy the book, along with the rest of the books in the series, so you can enjoy it that way.

Something else you might enjoy:

You have to read The Year We Fell Down by Sarina Bowen. It’s a college romance, but it is amazing! Similar theme, but with a few unexpected twists.

McGavin Brothers Book 5

The McGavin Brothers Series by Vicki Lewis Thompson

Contemporary Romance

 

A Cowboy’s Courage (Book 5)

I received an advance copy of this book. I chose to review it because I like it and I think you will too. If you’d like to read my reviews of the previous books in this series, please click here.

A Cowboy's Courage

Overall Rating: 3.5 (sXe)

Quick & Dirty summary: Trevor McGavin has a busy life. He’s a volunteer firefighter on top of a full time construction worker. He enjoys building things and he enjoys protecting those things from fire. Olivia Shaw has been Trevor’s mom’s accountant for a few years now, but Trevor’s never paid much attention because Olivia was married. It’s been three years since her husband died and Trevor is working hard to save her house from a random fire. As Trevor pays more attention to Olivia, he can’t decide if she’s the one who needs saving, or if his heart will need saving.

I really love Trevor. He’s sweet, strong and incredibly kind. Olivia is a bit annoying and she’s the primary reason I didn’t rate the book higher. While there is a lot of action in the book that show Trevor’s sterling personality, Olivia seemed a bit oblivious. It is a little frustrating.

Despite that, the pacing of the novel is great. There is a lot going on that reveal the hero and heroine’s character and the McGavin brothers all appear in this book, so we continue to see their happily ever afters. This is a fun book to read with wholesome characters who do not engage in unnecessary drama. Just real life situations that would get the best of anyone, and sweet couples who work their way through them.

Is it worth buying? (Kindle $0.99)

Yes, this is some change well spent. Enjoy the weekend or relax one afternoon with this sweetheart.

Something else you might enjoy:

If you enjoy firefighters, you might enjoy Chasing Fire by Nora Roberts. It’s really exciting with a very attractive smoke jumper!

Free Book: Limited Time Only!

FREE!!! Just an Illusion – Side A by D. Kelly is free for a limited time!!!

Just an Illusion is sexy, addictive, and emotionally satisfying… a definite Must Read!” ~ Goodreads reviewer

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One night changed her life…
Bestselling author Amelia Greyson has grown up in the music industry and isn’t the slightest bit fazed by fame or celebrities. However, when she attends a Bastards and Dangerous concert with her best friend Belle, her world shifts on its axis.
Double trouble…
Sawyer and Noah Weston are the front men of BAD. They’re fraternal twins and sexy as sin. When they hear the author of The O Factor is in their green room, they’re intrigued. She’s just the person they need to write their farewell story. The brothers offer Amelia the opportunity of a lifetime, which she reluctantly accepts.
Three hearts…
Noah is sweet and considerate, working hard to make Amelia feel at home on the road. Unfortunately, the closer they get, the more obnoxious Sawyer becomes. Sawyer is arrogant and distant and he wants Amelia, even though she’s not his for the taking. Only during stolen moments does Sawyer show her who he really is.
Can Amelia maintain a safe distance from Sawyer and keep her heart intact? Or will she shatter Noah’s heart by giving hers to his brother instead?

Just an Illusion – Side A is the first book in The Illusion Series

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A Cowboy’s Heart is Music to my Ears

The McGavin Brothers Series by Vicki Lewis Thompson

Contemporary Romance

 

A Cowboy’s Heart (Book 4)

 

I received an advance copy of this book. I chose to review it because I like it and I think you will too. If you’d like to check out the other books in the series, here’s a link to my reviews of each book

A Cowboy's Heart

Overall Rating: 4 (sXe)

Quick & Dirty summary: Bryce McGavin is happy with his job, even if he’s not exactly happy with his life. After his girlfriend left him at the alter, Bryce has decided to leave his music behind. When Nicole Williams walks through the door of the bar he manages asking for a shot at singing for tips, Bryce is skeptical. But as Nicole blows him away as a performer and musician, Bryce wonders if Nicole is here to stay, or if she’ll break his heart too.

This is another short and sweet novel to add to the series. I was really looking forward to this book, since Bryce is a bit mysterious and gruff in the earlier books. Learning about his past and his talents is fun. While the book has a happily ever after, I’m dying to learn more about Bryce and Nicole. I hope to see them in another book, if any more are slated for the series.

My favorite thing about this book is that it’s a slow burn kind of book. Sure there’s some instant attraction between Nicole and Bryce, but they don’t fall into each other’s laps right away. Their relationship develops believably and by the end of the book, I knew they were in love for all the right reasons.

Is it worth buying? (Kindle $0.99)

Yes, this is some change well spent. Enjoy the weekend or relax one afternoon with this sweetheart.

Something else you might enjoy:

If you enjoy books with musicians in them, try Bounty by Kristen Ashley. This is the last book of her Colorado Mountain series but it is definitely a stand-alone. The nice thing about this one is there are some lyrics to make the musical components of the book stand out.