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!

Reason to Believe by Rebecca Yarros

5 STARS

Release Date: April 26, 2022

SYNOPSIS: “I’ll take them!” That’s what I tell the social worker when my pre-k student and his baby brother need an emergency foster placement. I’ll do anything to keep the brothers from being split up. But my apartment’s flooded and there’s only one house I can take them to on such short notice…his. Knox Daniels, my older brother’s best friend, offers his new place without hesitation. He’s not moving back to our tiny town until next month—that’s when all our hotshot firefighters are returning for their one and only chance to rebuild our fathers’ fallen, iconic crew. It doesn’t matter that I’ve been silently in love with Knox since we were kids. It can’t matter that we pretend that reckless prom night kiss never happened. It won’t matter that my feelings for him could destroy his lifelong friendship with my brother and threaten the certification of their hotshot crew. Because I’ll be out of his house long before he gets back. Except Knox just walked in…a month early. And the icing on this awkward cake? He’s gorgeous as always and I’m covered in baby puke. He takes one look at the boys and tells me we can make this work— We can temporarily fake a relationship to keep them from being separated by the system. Suddenly, everything matters.


REVIEW: This story made me feel all of the freaking emotions! As soon as I read the blurb for this book, I knew I needed to read it. It did not disappoint in any way. Rebecca Yarros is so good at giving the reader an emotional ride between characters. Even when they go through really difficult situations, and don’t handle things well, I’m completely invested in the situation and what’s gonna happen to the characters in this book! I also love a good brother’s best friend romance, and this one definitely was a great example of the trope. Oh, Harper stole my heart. The chemistry between her and Knox from the very first scene we get of them is just so good. Then seeing her care for Liam and Jamie, I just fell absolutely head over heels for her as a main character. Between her taking care of kids, the way the forced proximity happens, and the heart ache they go through, I was 100% in love with the story. I loved all the side characters as well and so I’m really excited to see where the story series goes!!

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Rebecca Yarros

Rebecca Yarros is the Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author of over fifteen novels, including Great and Precious Things and The Last Letter. “A gifted storyteller” (Kirkus), she is also the recipient of the Colorado Romance Writer’s Award of Excellence for Eyes Turned Skyward from her Flight and Glory series.

Rebecca loves military heroes and has been blissfully married to hers for almost twenty years. She’s the mother of six children, ranging from kindergarten to law school, and is currently surviving the teenage years with three of her four hockey-playing sons. When she’s not writing, you can find her at the hockey rink or sneaking in some guitar time while guzzling coffee. She and her family live in Colorado with their stubborn English bulldogs, two feisty chinchillas, and a Maine Coon kitten named Artemis, who rules them all.

Having fostered then adopted their youngest daughter who is nonverbal and on the autism spectrum, Rebecca is passionate about helping children in the foster system through her nonprofit, One October, which she co-founded with her husband in 2019. To learn more about their mission to better the lives of kids in foster care, visit www.oneoctober.org.

To catch up on Rebecca’s latest releases and upcoming novels, including The Things We Leave Unfinished, which just received a starred review from Publishers Weekly, visit www.RebeccaYarros.com.

Falling Embers by Catherine Cowles

5 Stars!

Release Date: April 12, 2022

Synopsis: I’ve loved Calder Cruz from the moment he taught me how to fly. Racing down a mountain and giving me the release I so desperately needed. My understanding. My safe space. Hadley has fought for a life of her own ever since her sister’s kidnapping. When she was drowning in expectations and family pressures, Calder was always the one who understood her. Until one night changed it all. From best friends to strangers in a single breath. She’s like a fire that lives inside me. Even when I thought it was all burned out, there were still embers that lived in my bones. Calder knows what it’s like to almost lose the people he loves most. He’ll never make that kind of mistake again. Working at the fire station and taking care of his daughters are the only things he needs. All it takes is a single moment to make him realize how wrong he is. A split second of coming close to losing the woman he has always loved. But as long-buried embers light anew, there are those who lurk in the shadows. And they’ll do whatever it takes to extinguish that flame for good…


Review: This book, so many feelings!! After reading book one, Tattered Stars, which I absolutely adored, I was so excited for book 2. I had high hopes, especially with the little glimpses we get of Hadley and Calder in book 1, and this book was everything I wanted it to be! There was the romantic suspense angle that was intense and kept me invested in the overall story until the very end. Then there was Hadley and Calder themselves, with so much to unpack with both of these characters individually and together. I loved their backstories so much. I also enjoyed seeing everything play out and how these two worked together. Honestly, the range of emotions I felt during this book just reminded me that Catherine Cowles does not disappoint when it comes to steamy, romantic suspense that will break your heart, but stitch it right back up again. I sincerely cannot wait to see what happens in the rest of this series, because I know I’m going to love every emotional moment!!


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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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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!

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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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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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Scarlett Cole

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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