The Spring We Ignited by Victoria Denault

5 STARS

Release Date: April 29, 2022

SYNOPSIS: I married the wrong brother, but for the right reasons. My life was a mess when I started working at Hawkins Lobster Shack. Declan Hawkins was a mess too, and he swore marrying would solve both our problems. He wasn’t wrong. And I wasn’t unhappy. There was love. It was good… until it wasn’t. Now my marriage is over and my husband left town, leaving me alone to face the confused and hurt faces of our friends and his family. So when his brother Finn suggests he become my fake husband so we can take that vacation Mr. and Mrs. Hawkins won, I don’t say no. I need a break from the judging eyes of Ocean Pines. Pretending Finn’s my husband is playing with fire because my long buried feelings for him are coming back to life. And I still have secrets to keep. Secrets that aren’t mine to share. Secrets that, if revealed, could burn this small town, and any feelings Finn might have for me, to the ground.


The Spring We Ignited is a small-town, fake marriage, friends-to-lovers romance. No cheating and HEA guaranteed.


REVIEW: This book was so much better than I thought it be and I thought it was gonna be great! This series has been so emotional so far, and I definitely like the previous books, but this one is by far my favorite!! You see some of the set up in the previous books, which definitely adds to this story. I was really anticipating this one, because I just didn’t know what to expect when it came to how it would play out between Nova and Finn. These two were just meant to be together! They were also just such a likable characters–even when they were going to their struggles and dealing with everything else. I felt like the things that were difficult for them were often outside of their control rather than things that they were doing themselves or each other. I also appreciate the different backgrounds of these two, and how they address that they see things from different perspectives. They also listened and educated each other about their own experiences. Nova is just so strong, caring, and loving. She was a wonderful female character. I’ve been really curious about Declan as well from previous books and I was wondering how he was gonna play into this story. I felt like there were some good Easter eggs about his story in this one, and I am really, really hoping that Victoria Denault is going to take it where I think she’s taking it, because sign me the fuck up. Honestly, I just was so emotionally satisfied by this book. And not only do I love this story immensely, I love this freakin’ cover!! It is too cute and I can’t wait to get my physical copy!


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Victoria’s debut novel, One More Shot, was released June 2, 2015. Between 2015 and 2019 she has had 10 novels published with Forever (Hachette) in two standalone series – The Hometown Players and The San Francisco Thunder. Victoria’s love of books began at 12 when she picked up her first Sweet Valley High and grew from there. Her favorite childhood gift remains the 1930s typewriter her parents found at a garage sale which actually wasn’t a gift for her. It was meant to be a display piece in their front hall but Victoria snuck it into her bedroom and it was on that typewriter she first began pounding out her own stories. When not writing books Victoria can usually be found on a beach somewhere. Her favorite beaches are La Concha in San Sebastian, Spain, Zuma Beach in Malibu California and Ocean Park, Maine. Check more about her here!

Sure by Jillian Liota

4.5 STARS

Release Date: March 22, 2022

SYNOPSIS: Colton Palmer’s world has just imploded. In addition to sorting through his grief in the wake of unexpected betrayal, he also has to face the fact that his life as a stay-at-home dad is no longer a reality. Hiring someone to take care of his 3-year-old son is the last thing Colton wants… but he’s out of options. Emily Burns is desperate to find a nannying job that allows her to stay in Sandalwood, even one working for the pompous jackass she exchanged verbal blows with at the bar. The guy might be an angry you-know-what, but he’s been through a lot and she decides to cut him some slack. Besides, beggars can’t be choosers, after all. When lines are crossed and their relationship becomes physical, Colton and Emily are faced with the difficult task of deciding whether this thing between them is just a little fun, or a possible forever. But when it comes to matters of the heart, how can anyone ever be sure?


Sure is book 1 to Jillian Liota’s new Sandalwood Series!


REVIEW: This book gave me exactly what I love about Jillian Liota’s romances. There is always at least one moment where one character educates the other on a very real situation that they have no idea about. In this case, Emily explains to Colton the danger of turning down a man’s advances in certain situations. I absolutely adored this moment. This story was definitely more of a slow burn, and Colton has a lot he needs to work out. The characters are messy and real. The emotions were all over the place. If you want to feel while you’re reading, Liota’s books will always pull the emotions right out of you! I’m excited to see what Sandalwood will be us next.

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Jillian Liota is a Southern California native currently living in Kailua, Hawaii.
She is married to her best friend, has a three-legged pup with endless energy,
and acts as a servant to two very temperamental cats. She received a master’s in Higher Education and Student Affairs, and worked for many years in the education sector before beginning to write romance in 2015. Since then, she has written more than a dozen novels and shorts, as well as a book of poetry. Jillian loves to go on walks with her husband, read romance, watch horrible reality TV, and explore the island she calls home. Check out her Contact page for more
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Tutoring the Player by Rebecca Jenshak

5 STARS!!!

Release Date: March 29, 2022

SYNOPSIS: I have a type. I love the good guy. Responsible and stable. Safe. So when a beer-drinking, quick-witted, tattooed hockey player asks me to tutor him, I’m suddenly thrust into the world of bad boys and bad decisions. Jordan is a renowned player on campus. He doesn’t take anything seriously, except hockey and partying. But he gives me butterflies.
I’m a wallflower tutoring Valley University’s hottest player.


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


REVIEW: THIS BOOK WAS SO GOOD. I loved how Daisy and Jordan’s friendship grew. How they slowly learned more about each other and their assumptions were slowly proven wrong. I loved how Jordan was full of constant surprises. I loved how Daisy was the wallflower with so much depth. I could not put down this book, because I was so invested. I loved all the emotions it brought out in me. Watching Daisy and Jordan make questionable decisions on their road to HEA was beyond entertaining. Jenshak does such an amazing job at writing new adult characters that are learning about themselves while navigating all the new situations and relationships they find themselves in. She is one of my absolute favorite authors in the college romance trope, but this one is definitely one of my most favorites. I’m so excited to see where she takes us with these new Valley U characters!

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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Solo by Jillian Liota

5 STARS

Release Date: March 1, 2022

SYNOPSIS: Soren Lock has held a torch for his ex, the mother of his 7-year-old daughter, for as long as he can remember. Even though life has kept them apart, a piece of him has always believed they would come back to each other in the end. That is…until she shows up in Sandalwood with a new fiancé.
Ozzy Zelasko has been dealt a pretty rough hand in life, so she tries to keep complications to a minimum. She has two jobs that help her scrape by, and she spends her free time with her ailing grandmother, and trying to paint when she can. But she can’t help the way her sexy new boss makes her heart skip a beat.
When Soren and Ozzy find distraction in each other, they find a way to free themselves from the emotional rollercoaster of life, just for a little while. But the two are both committed to keeping everything as uncomplicated as possible. Can they find a way to make this unexpected connection work long-term? Or are they both destined to face life solo?


Solo is the prequel to Jillian Liota’s new Sandalwood Series!


“I can almost hear her battling with herself through the phone. It’s a struggle I’m all too familiar with, the one where independent people try not to rely on anyone else for help. It’s the life I live every day, and listening to the silence as Ozzy tries to convince herself she’s fine on her own makes me sad. For both of us. For everyone who feels like they are a burden.”

THIS. This is why I love Jillian Liota’s writing.

REVIEW: For a novella, this was amazing! When Soren’s baby momma was still kind of in the picture, I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel about the story, especially with it being short. I’m not a fan of love triangles. In the way only Jillian Liota can, the story progressed in the best way and was anything but a love triangle. I love the realistic and complex emotions Soren and Ozzy dealt with, and how they started something together that brought to light their similarities. I felt like they were just meant to find one another. I don’t want to give too much away, but obviously I’d recommend you check this one out. It also has me ridiculously excited for, Sure, which is book 1 in the Sandalwood series coming out March 22nd.

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The first full book of the Sandalwood Series, Sure, is coming March 22nd!



Jillian Liota is a Southern California native currently living in Kailua, Hawaii.
She is married to her best friend, has a three-legged pup with endless energy,
and acts as a servant to two very temperamental cats. She received a master’s in Higher Education and Student Affairs, and worked for many years in the education sector before beginning to write romance in 2015. Since then, she has written more than a dozen novels and shorts, as well as a book of poetry. Jillian loves to go on walks with her husband, read romance, watch horrible reality TV, and explore the island she calls home. Check out her Contact page for more
information on how to connect.

How Good It Was by Scarlett Cole

5 STARS

Release Date: February 22, 2022

SYNOPSIS: Willow – Love’s an illusion.
Everyone around her is out for what they can get, except a drummer who wanted nothing more than a steamy one-night stand. Two blue lines later, she’s on the fast track to career destruction as America’s number one wholesome content creator. Saving her reputation and collaborations will require a plan and a little social media fakery. Okay, a lot. Like twelve months of pretending to build a family with the rockstar of her dreams.
Luke – Love’s an anchor. Responsibilities and lack of band success have kept him trapped. But now, with the band suddenly making it big and his family obligations gone, life is off the rails. Yet fame, women, and arena tours only go so far in helping keep his pain buried.
Until one of the most spectacular nights of his life comes back to haunt him. She saved his career, now she wants him to help save hers.
A baby. A fake relationship. And a million dollars. Is it the perfect arrangement to avoid responsibilities? Or a deal guaranteed to ruin them both?


REVIEW: I absolutely adored this one. I’m so glad I found this series, because I’ve loved every book so far. The connections between the band members are really deep and meaningful. It’s been awesome to see them grow and learn to love/support each other better. The main female characters have all added something to the group and grown with the men. This series just have so much heart. Luke started off as a strong presence in book one, but after everything happened with his best friend and sister he kind of pulled away from the band, while simultaneously falling into some very bad habits. It was really good to see him grow into himself and recognize all he’s been through. He’s done some great things when handed some not so great situations. Luke just ended up being such a realistic character, and I enjoyed getting to know him better.
Willow happens to be the influencer that played the band’s song, which was the exposure they needed to get signed with a label. Willow has experienced all the good and bad of being an influencer. The author did an amazing job of showing both sides of social media fame and how it can greatly impact not only the person’s life, but everyone around them. Watching them both navigate fame, their own difficult experiences, and fall for one another made this one captivating read. They both have been hurt in different ways and just seeing them deal with that and help each other through it was really wonderful. I think what I like about this book is the realistic way they have to analyze, and then come to terms with their experiences that are impacting them as adults. I also love the normalization of therapy as a tool to analyze yourself and grow. I was just so happy at the end of this book, and I cannot wait for the next one. Alex’s story is sure to be one of my favorites. I have been copying quotes of Alex throughout all three books, because he’s such a ridiculously awesome character. I cannot wait to see his story. Thank you to Scarlett Cole and Wildfire Marketing Solutions for the eARC in exchange for an honest review!

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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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