Falling for my Brother’s Best Friend by Piper Rayne

5 STARS!

Release Date: October 15, 2019

SYNOPSIS

Letโ€™s say youโ€™re an independent, self-sufficient woman who runs the family company and you find yourself falling for your little brotherโ€™s best friend. Now, more than ever, you need to count all the reasons why you need to abandon falling.

Abandon Falling #1 โ€“ Heโ€™s a womanizer. Hasnโ€™t had a serious relationship a day in his life and changes women more often than he changes his sheets.

Abandon Falling #2 โ€“ Heโ€™s never serious. He cracks one-liners, mostly at your expense.

Abandon Falling #3 โ€“ When things go wrong, he seems unfazed and always remains in control. Itโ€™s so annoying.

Abandon Falling #4 โ€“ He has tattoos. Lots of them. Everywhere. Not to mention, he owns a tattoo parlor. (Damn it! Why doesnโ€™t that sound like a bad thing anymore?)

Abandon Falling #5 โ€“ Thereโ€™s a growing list of how different you two are. You canโ€™t get along for fifteen minutesโ€”a lifetime together would land one of you in prison.

Keep repeating those reasons and drown yourself in work. Pretend you donโ€™t notice his good qualities or how enticing he looks without a shirt, and do not, I repeat, do not agree to live with the man while your place is being repaired from flood damage.

Trust me, even the strongest of us can only forego temptation for so long.

REVIEW

Two Words: BUILD UP.

If you weren’t dying for this story after meeting these characters in the first three books, I don’t believe you read the books. I have been waiting for Savannah and Liam’s story since the moment I got to see them interact. There is just something about both of these characters that pulls you right in and tangles you all up in them. I was completely invested, and although I wanted to shake some sense into both characters at different points in the story, I wouldn’t have it any other way. This was a deliciously slow burn that started in book 1, and carried you right to the end of this fantastic story. I love that she’s older and worried about that. I love that Liam sees who she is and what she’s sacrificed for her family. And I love how he wants nothing more than for her to be happy and enjoy life. He is most definitely book boyfriend material. Plus, he’s got all those sexy tattoos!

I fell in love with The Bailey’s when I read book 1, and I keep wondering how Piper Rayne are going to make all nine siblings’ stories as good as the first one, but now that I’ve finished book 4, I just know this is going to be one of my all-time favorite series. Each book is unique to the sibling and their match in a way that just totally grabs my attention. I’ve read each book in one sitting because I cannot put them down. I cannot wait for the rest of this amazing family’s stories! Luckily, we get one more book on November 19th: Demise of a Self-Centered Playboy!

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Check out reviews for the rest of the series:

Book 1: Lessons From a One-Night Stand

Book 2: Advice from a Jilted Bride

Book 3: Birth of a Baby Daddy


COMING NOVEMBER 19, 2019

Book 5

Awk-Weird by Avery Flynn

5 STARS!!!!

Release Date: October 14, 2019

Publisher: Entangled: Amara

SYNOPSIS

Thereโ€™s more to me than just being awk-weird. I own my own flower shop, have some great friends, and I have my eye on adopting the most adorable kitten. But sadly, hot guys donโ€™t tend to be blown away by my trivia-spouting, dorky self.

So when a Thor-lookalike who happens to be a professional hockey player hits on me at my bestieโ€™s wedding rehearsal party… You better believe I climbed that tree like a cat. And the fact that it happened not once, not twice, but three times? Yeah, thatโ€™s pretty much a once-in-a-lifetime experience for a woman like me.

Thereโ€™s zero chance Iโ€™ll end up ever seeing him again… right?

Until the pregnancy test comes up positive. What happens next?

Oh my God, I wish I knewโ€ฆ

REVIEW

I fell in love Avery Flynn after reading Parental Guidance which is the first book in the Ice Knights series. She writes such a good story, plus she can make me laugh hysterically. This book was no different. Tess is such an endearing character, and that opening scene is absolutely amazing. I just was so excited to see what would happen throughout this whole story. Also, we get introduced to Cole in the previous book and his shit show of a relationship history, which made me so curious to how that was going to play into things. Let’s just say that both of these characters are flawed and wonderfully human. I am so excited to see where the rest of this series goes!

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Truly Mine by Kennedy Fox

4 STARS!

Release Date: August 13, 2019

SYNOPSIS

๐‘ป๐‘น๐‘ผ๐‘ณ๐’€ ๐‘ด๐‘ฐ๐‘ต๐‘ฌ ๐’Š๐’” ๐’‚๐’ ๐’‚๐’๐’ˆ๐’”๐’•๐’š, ๐’”๐’๐’๐’˜-๐’ƒ๐’–๐’“๐’ ๐’‡๐’“๐’Š๐’†๐’๐’…๐’” ๐’•๐’ ๐’๐’๐’—๐’†๐’“๐’” ๐’“๐’๐’Ž๐’‚๐’๐’„๐’† ๐’˜๐’“๐’‚๐’‘๐’‘๐’†๐’… ๐’–๐’‘ ๐’Š๐’ ๐’‚ ๐’•๐’“๐’‚๐’ˆ๐’Š๐’„๐’‚๐’๐’๐’š ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’‚๐’–๐’•๐’Š๐’‡๐’–๐’ ๐’๐’๐’—๐’† ๐’”๐’•๐’๐’“๐’š.

The night we met in the dimly lit bar, she looked like a brunette bombshell, and I wanted to learn her deepest secrets. With sun-kissed skin and soulful bedroom eyes, she was pure temptation, and I was mesmerized. 

As one drink led to two, I craved more of her playful banter and taunting lips. Resisting her wasnโ€™t an option, and we quickly became a desperate mess of tangled limbs and hot kisses. She tasted like the sweetest sin, but I was no saint. 

Once we caught our breaths, and it became obvious that meeting her wasnโ€™t a coincidence, everything changed. Now I must deny her at all costs.

๐น๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘’๐‘›๐‘‘๐‘ . Itโ€™s all we can ever be. 

After years of lying to myself and keeping her at a distance, I want to pull her close. Sophieโ€™s on my mind more than ever as my instincts to protect her take over. Regardless of my attempts to help, she pushes me away and makes it clear she doesnโ€™t need me. 

Iโ€™ll do whatever it takes to keep her safe, to show her Iโ€™m the good guy, but one night takes a tragic turn for the worse when her boyfriend and I start throwing punches. 

๐˜ˆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ด ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜โ€™๐˜ฎ ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฎ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ.

REVIEW

I AM HERE FOR THE DRAMA. We get a sneak peak at the end of Baby Yours of “the incident” and I knew from that I needed Mason and Sophie’s story ASAP. I got answers for so many questions I had about them in the first duet as side characters. There is definitely a theme to this series besides being roommates, and that is all the fighting-feelings-angst possible! If you’re ready for serious topics, the sloooooowest burn, and all the damn feels, definitely pick this one up. It’s torturous waiting for Truly Yours, book 2, but in the best way. I can’t wait to see where Mason and Sophie’s journey takes them.

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Stay by Tia Louise

4 STARS

Release Date: June 11, 2019

SYNOPSIS

Stephen Hastings is a control freak. 
Heโ€™s arrogant. Heโ€™s smart as a whip and sexy AF.
He has too much money. Heโ€™s bossy, and heโ€™s usually right. 
All I saw were his clear blue eyes, tight ass, and ripped torso. 
I gladly handed him my V-card that night, ten years ago. 
I was so stupid. I swore Iโ€™d never be that stupid againโ€ฆ

Emmy Barton works for a dry cleaner? 
Yes, that Emmy Bartonโ€”long, blonde hair, bright blue eyes, pretty smileโ€ฆ 
Sexy little ass. Smart mouth.
She was the only girl who interested me, but I was leaving to be an officer in the Navy.

Now Iโ€™m home, running my business, my life is perfectly ordered until I bump into her, divorced and struggling to make ends meet. 
I hate seeing her like this. I hate that she married Burt โ€œThe Dickโ€ Dickerson. What an asshole.

She says she hates me, but when we fight, it’s all heat and lust.
I wonโ€™t leave her this way. 
She will let me help her and her son. She will stay… 
Itโ€™s a thin line between love and hate, and this line is on fire.

(STAY is a STAND-ALONE enemies-to-lovers, second-chance, marriage of convenience romance. No cheating. No cliffhangers.)

REVIEW

I really enjoyed this fast paced and sexy romance read. The tropes are real in this one too, and I’m a fan! Second-chance romance, enemies to lovers, marriage of convenience, single parent romance, brother’s friend (although that isn’t a huge part of it). The chemistry between the characters is just yummy! This was my first Tia Louise read, but I’m kind of guessing the rollercoaster of emotions is her style. The author did a very good job of establishing enough of the backstory for the male lead before his questionable tryst with the leading lady, to keep me totally on board. I mean to take me from a place where I wasn’t sure about Stephen to rooting for him, is exactly what I want in a romance read. I absolutely love when my feelings about a character change as I read–it makes it more realistic for me.

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Sisters of Summer’s End by Lori Foster

4 STARS

Release Date: June 11, 2019

Publisher: Harlequin Romance

SYNOPSIS

As the summer ends, friendship begins…When single mom Joy Lee abandoned her old life to take a job at a lakeside resort, she found something that her family’s wealth and influence could never buy: peace of mind. Not easy to come by for the once-burned divorce who keeps everyone at a distance. But when her new friend, Maris, dares her to take a chance with the drive-in’s charismatic new owner, everything changes for Joy and her young son.A difficult childhood has left Maris Kennedy with definite priorities. Her job running Summer’s End, the camp store and cafe, comes first. Always. Nothing could ever make her risk that hard-won security–especially not her free-spirited colleague. But the more she encourages Joy to open herself up to new experiences, the more Maris begins to wonder what she, too, might be missing.Learning how to trust will bring Joy and Maris together. And soon they form a friendship that leaves them as close as sisters–and open to love where they least expect it…in Summer’s End.

REVIEW

Lori Foster has given us a sweet, lighthearted two-for-one romance. As we see both Joy and Maris find romance, we also get to see them build a friendship. I think this budding female friendship adds so much to the book! Joy is a single mother that has a hard time trusting people, so even letting Maris in is a big step for her. I think it also makes it easier for her to explore the potential with Royce, even if they both say that it’s just sex. And Maris is a total hard ass, but for good reasons. Seeing her and Daron come closer is such a treat. This book is a wonderful journey of building bonds and letting people in.

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