My Brother’s Forbidden Friend by Piper Rayne

5 Stars

Release Date: October 4, 2022

Synopsis: I’ve gone from crushing on my brother’s best friend to wanting to crush him. Cameron Baker and I have a few things in common. The first being that we were both born and raised in our small Alaskan town. Second, is that we hide our feelings and keep our hearts closed off from anyone who could break them. But hiding my feelings is harder to do with Cam than most. When I was five years old, grieving the loss of my mother, he showed me how big his heart is, and I’ve never forgotten. He comes from the richest family in town. Cam’s bad boy gorgeous, flirts like he has a Doctorate in charm, and he’s my brother’s best friend. That last part is where it gets tricky and the sole reason we’ve never crossed the line. Now, his parents have cut him off to force him to prove himself. I never thought he’d open a competing business to mine. So, I do what I do best, shove all my feelings aside and ready myself to crush him. Game on.

REVIEW: I cannot believe this is the end of the Greene Family series–well besides the little brother, but we’ll see about that set up that we caught a glimpse of in this one!If you love a good brother’s best friend, you definitely need this one! Also, let’s talk about the fact that these two are completely meant to be, and have been friends since they were children. They developed a bond when they were young, and it’s just kept growing! This gets real messy, with a crazy ex, forced proximity, and workplace competition. Seriously, this one had it all. I cannot believe we ended on such a high note. I love how Piper Rayne has written these family series that pull you in and keep you hooked until the very last one is coupled up!

I sincerely love the Greenes and it’s so awesome that you can start with the parents’ story (Hank and Marla) in My Twist of Fortune!

Thank you so much to Piper Rayne and Valentine PR for the eARC in exchange for an honest review!

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Piper Rayne is a USA Today Bestselling Author duo who write “heartwarming humor with a side of sizzle” about families, whether that be blood or found. They both have e-readers full of one-clickable books, they’re married to husbands who drive them to drink, and they’re both chauffeurs to their kids. Most of all, they love hot heroes and quirky heroines who make them laugh, and they hope you do, too!

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Hating the Player by Rebecca Jenshak

5 STARS!!!

Release Date: September 20, 2022

SYNOPSIS: Gavin Leonard is the worst.
He lives in the best party house off campus at Valley U, overrun by jocks galore.
I live next door, watching Jane Austen adaptations with my sketchbook in hand.
He stays on his side of the fence.
I stay on mine.
Now we’re accidentally on a camping trip together, but there’s only one tent left.

Gavin Leonard is the worst.
And he’s the last guy who broke my heart.

This is the second book in the new Campus Wallflowers series by Rebecca Jenshak!!

  • Jane Austen Fan (owns multiple copies of Persuasion for the different covers)
  • Budding Fashion Designer
  • Wallflower
  • Everything Gavin Wants
  • Basketball Player
  • Jock Royalty (His dad was in the NBA)
  • Charming
  • The Worst

REVIEW: I knew once I met Violet and Gavin in the first book that I was going to be totally invested in their story. While some of their negative history is usually a no-go for me, I don’t pass up a Rebecca Jenshak book. Also, I just had a good feeling about them and the whole situation. I enjoyed seeing these two get past the bad things that happened. I loved their interactions, and I loved how things unfolded. While we don’t get the best first impression of Gavin in the previous book, he proves himself over and over throughout this one. I loved Violet’s obsession with Jane Austin and how that played into their interactions. Seriously, this book was so freaking adorable and I’m so glad I got my hands on it! I highlighted so many quotes and parts of this book, because of all the different emotions they made me feel. There’s just a connection to characters that experience realistic feelings and situations that hits the spot. I can’t wait for the next books in this amazing series!!

Thank you to Rebecca Jenshak and Valentine PR for the eARC in exchange for an honest review!

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Rebecca Jenshak is a USA Today bestselling author of new adult and sports romance. She writes sexy, feel-good stories with lots of swoon-worthy moments. Rebecca lives in Arizona. When she isn’t writing, you can find her cheering on local sports teams, hanging out with friends and family, or curled up with a good book.

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Shattered Sea by Catherine Cowles

5 Stars!

Release Date: September 13, 2022

Synopsis: I’ve known every kind of pain. Of the heart. Of the body. Of the soul. All I want now is the freedom that comes from making my art.

The last thing I expected was Hollywood royalty to waltz into my gallery in a small town in the middle of nowhere and see me.

A man like Boden Cavanaugh shouldn’t understand me. Shouldn’t be able to soothe my most ragged edges. Even worse, he makes me want the one thing I can’t have. Him.

All it takes is one spark, and friendship catches flame. But as our attraction burns bright, there are forces desperate to send us back into the darkness. And they’ve already killed before…

Shattered Sea, a sexy, suspenseful, small town romance from USA Today bestselling author Catherine Cowles, is out now!

He was the last person she expected to fall for…

Review: Once again Catherine Cowles has me staying up way past my bedtime, because I have to know what happens in one of her stories. Seriously, I could not put this one down once I started it. I absolutely adore the connection between Boden & Laiken, their back stories, and how they connected through the pain and loss that they’ve endured. I enjoyed seeing them get to know each other, become friends, and watching their relationship grow into more. Catherine Cowles is one of the only authors that can get me to not only read, but actually love a slow burn. The way she pairs the slow burn with romantic suspense makes me so invested in the story as a whole. Not to mention, her characters are so amazing that I’m also fully invested in the characters themselves. Something I find fascinating, is that there’s a lot going on in this book, and yet somehow, she makes it not seem so over the top, but instead kind of realistic.

This whole series has been absolutely amazing and I have been dying for the next book. Shiloh has been a huge presence in all of the series, but also a complete mystery at the same time. I’m really looking forward to getting her story. What I’ve been most curious about is how Catherine Cowles has set up her story with Ramsey who has been even more mysterious than Shiloh. Although, we finally get a little look at Ramsey in this book, and I am absolutely in love! I cannot wait to learn more about him as a character. There’s just something about the way Catherine Cowles writes her characters that has me absolutely 100% in and needing to know what happens to them in every single book. It is so fun seeing the group of friends and family from previous books in the present book, it just adds so much to the reading experience overall. I love this series and I cannot recommend it enough! The countdown is on to Fractured Sky coming October 25th!!

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The way Boden’s muscles tightened told me the little he’d shared was only the tip of the iceberg. That tension called to me, and I reached out, kneading the flesh along his shoulders. His head fell to my own shoulder, and he sighed. “I’ll only let you do that forever.”

I chuckled. “I do have the magic touch.”

“You could be making millions with those hands.”

“I only use them on very special recipients. They aren’t for sale.”

Boden straightened, but as he did, he came closer. Our faces were close. Lips just a breath away. The urge to lean forward, to know what he felt like, tasted like, was strong. Boden’s hand skated up my arm to my neck to tangle in my hair.
I knew that Boden Cavanaugh was more than dangerous. But like a moth to a flame, I kept getting closer.

While Shattered Sea is a stand-alone, you can still binge the first three books in the swoony & suspenseful small town romance series now!

Book 1: Tattered Stars
– Enemies-to-lovers
– Protective Sheriff Hero

Book 2: Falling Embers
– Firefighter single dad
– EMT heroine
– Brother’s best friend

Book 3: Hidden Waters
– Roommates to Lovers
– Damaged Hero with Secrets
– Heroine trying to escape her past

Check out the Wrecked Series (one of my other Catherine Cowles favs)!


Writer of words. Drinker of Diet Cokes. Lover of all things cute and furry, especially her dog. Catherine has had her nose in a book since the time she could read and finally decided to write down some of her own stories. When she’s not writing she can be found exploring her home state of Oregon, listening to true crime podcasts, or searching for her next book boyfriend.

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Second to None by K.A. Linde


Release Date: August 30, 2022

SYNOPSIS: Maddox Nelson is the only boy I’ve ever loved. And the only one to break my heart. I thought I was over that long ago. After drowning the heartbreak in two failed marriages, I should want safe and easy, and Maddox is nothing but complicated. Now that I’m back home in Savannah, I can’t deny the pull toward him. He’s the grumpy to my sunshine, the introvert to my extrovert, the uncompromising to my go with the flow. But years of friendship, love, and tangled lust binds us together in the city where it all began. When heat flies between us, he makes it clear that we already had our chance. Both of us should move on. Except I’m no longer okay with that idea. I’ll prove to him that I come second to none.

First love can’t come second.
A stand alone second chance grumpy sunshine romance about Josie & Maddox.

REVIEW: K.A. Linde puts grumpy/sunshine and best friend’s brother into this wonderful read. Oh, did I mention there is a small town and a great friends group? I was all in for this one. Not to mention, readers meet Maddox and Josie in the previous books of the series, Hold the Forever and At First Hate, and the anticipation of their story was at an all time high before it even came out! I just loved the angst, the pining, the way these two struggled to get it right. Josie was one of those characters I wanted to shake some sense into, but her childhood experiences didn’t make her equipped to deal with the seriousness of their relationship. Seeing these two grow and overcome the hurt, was so satisfying!

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K.A. Linde is the USA Today bestselling author of the Avoiding Series, Wrights, and more than thirty other novels. She has a Masters degree in political science from the University of Georgia, was the head campaign worker for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and served as the head coach of the Duke University dance team. She loves reading fantasy novels, binge-watching Supernatural, traveling, and dancing in her spare time. She currently lives in Lubbock, Texas, with her husband and two super-adorable puppies.

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Let Me Love You by Scarlett Cole

Release Date: August 30, 2022

SYNOPSIS: He’s loved her forever. Now she’s marrying another man.
Chaya – The wedding plans are underway, and the Save the Date cards are sent. If only the man she was marrying was the man she loved with all her heart.
Being a contemporary woman in a traditional faith requires compromise. Being in love with her best friend, Sad Fridays’ guitarist, Ben King, the man who saved her years ago, is agony. It’s official. He has ruined her for all other men.
Ben – When Ben receives his Save The Date card, he gets so drunk he falls off stage during their American breakthrough tour. He’s loved Chaya for what feels like forever. But her father made it crystal clear. Ben will never be the one for his daughter. Now she’s marrying another man, and Ben is beginning to wonder just when Chaya will realise it’s him she should be saying I do to.
When tragedy reunites them, Chaya is caught between her fiancé and her love. And it’s up to Ben to fight for Chaya or let her go forever.

I’m going to be honest with you all here. I just could not read this one, but not because it was anything less than great. Confused? I get it, but here’s the thing, I AM ABSOLUTELY IN LOVE with this series. The last book, Love You Like That, may be one of my all time favorite books, and I have been so interested in Ben and Chaya since book one. Are you scratching your head and mentally screaming “Jessica, why didn’t you read this then?!” Okay, here it is… I HATE love triangles, like with a passion. Now don’t get me wrong, I do occasionally read one when it is in a beloved series (yes, such as this one), BUT I have to be in the mood. Yes, I am cursed with the dreaded “mood reader” disorder. So I have not picked this up yet, because I would not have given it a fair rating if I read now. I am going to make an exception for this one in the future though, because I have to see Ben and Chaya’s journey and know how this amazing series ends. I know it’s going to break my heart and then put it all back together again. So I’ll leave you with this, please read this entire series! You will not regret it!!

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The tattoo across my right hip says it all really. A Life Less Ordinary. Inked by the amazingly talented Luke Wessman at the Wooster Street Social Club (a.k.a. New York Ink). Why is it important? Well, it sums up my view on life. That we should all aspire to live a life that is less boring, less predictable. Be bold, and do something amazing. I’ve made some crazy choices. I’ve been a car maker, a consultant, and even a senior executive at a large retailer running strategy. Born in England, spent time in the U.S. and Japan, before ending up in Canada where I met my own, personal hero – all six and a half feet of him. Both of us are scorpios! Yeah, I know! Should have checked the astrological signs earlier, but somehow it works for us. We have two amazing kids, who I either could never part with or could easily be convinced to sell on e-bay. I’ve wanted to be a writer for a really long time. Check through my office cupboards or my computer and you’ll find half written stories and character descriptions everywhere. Now I’m getting the chance to follow that dream. I am represented by Beth Phelan at The Bent Agency, NY.

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