SYNOPSIS:I never thought I would get pregnant in college. When I did, I thought leaving Jack Jennings was doing him a giant favor—he had a bright future ahead of him as a football star—the last thing he needed was me and a baby standing in his way of his dreams. Honestly? I figured he would eventually forget about me. I would raise our child in secret and watch Jack on television, and the pain of what I’d done to him would heal. The last person I expected to see on my brothers doorstep seven years later was Jack; obviously, or I wouldn’t have answered it. A superstitious athlete, dreams were keeping him awake at night that were preventing him from excelling on the field—dreams he was hoping I could make…disappear. He looked so good. So much older. Kind. Handsome. Turns out, he hadn’t forgotten about me either, and he hadn’t put our past behind him.
The MRS. Degree is Book 2 in the new Accidentally in Love Series!
REVIEW: Let’s start with Jack. He is totally book boyfriend material! I think the way he really loved Penelope, and the way he handles everything was pretty mature. I also just love Sara Ney’s humor, and some of her sports romances are my absolute favorites! We see Davis and Juliet from The Player Hater right in the beginning of this one. Davis is Penelope’s brother and bought her a house right next to his. They’re super close, and he is an awesome uncle to Skipper! While I agree with the sentiment of Davis’ feelings about everything Penelope kept secret, I didn’t love the way he went about telling her that. Secret baby is always a hard trope, and I think Sara Ney did well with this one in general. For me personally, the reasons for the secret have to be very specific things, or I just have trouble with it. This one did not have one of those reasons, so it was just hard for me to get past that (which is totally a personal problem). If you like the secret baby trope, I think you’re going to like this one!
I am lucky enough to be on Sara Ney’s ARC Team and have reviewed this book with honesty in exchange for an early copy!
Sara Ney is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the How to Date a Douchebag series, and is best known for her sexy, laugh-out-loud New Adult romances. Among her favorite vices, she includes: iced latte’s, historical architecture and well-placed sarcasm. She lives colorfully, collects vintage books, art, loves flea markets, and fancies herself British.
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!
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!
SYNOPSIS: Arrochar Adair has loved her brother’s ex-bodyguard and best friend, Mac Galbraith, for years. Once upon a time, she was too young for him, but now that she’s a mature woman in her thirties, Arro can see no issue with their difference in age. Yet something deeper, a problem much more difficult to surmount, is keeping them apart. Mac Galbraith remembers clearly the night Arro became everything to him, no longer just his best friend and boss’s younger sister. However, having made many mistakes over the years, there is one mistake Mac is determined not to make: to believe that he is worthy of Arrochar Adair. Allowing them to grow closer during his daughter, Robyn’s, return has proven his undoing. And when Arro forces the subject of their relationship, his response pushes her away. He just never meant for it to destroy them completely. Devastated by Mac’s final rejection, Arro is determined to move on without him in her life, though he seems intent on staying put. And when the Adair family face a new threat, one that may have ties to Mac’s past, Arro can’t seem to be rid of the man. In fact, Mac will do anything to protect her. But with so much hurt between them, will Arro let Mac close enough to guard her from their enemy… before it’s too late?
Always You is Book 3 in the Adair Family Series!
REVIEW: THIS SERIES! I’m absolutely in love with this series. I actually re-read book one, Here With Me, after reading book 2, There With You, just so I could be prepared for this one. I have been dying for Mac and Arro’s story since we caught glimpses of them and their connection in book one. Mac is such a wonderful character. Seeing him rebuild his relationship with Robyn in book one, and his support of Robyn and Reagan in book two, made me really interested in him as a male character. It was great to see his background, and get to know his hangups that were stopping him and Arro from being together. Arro has also been a great character throughout this series, and getting to know her better and seeing her love for Mac was really heartwarming. These two have definitely been on a heartbreaking journey that was rarely easy throughout this whole book, but it made me that much more happy for them at the end. The romantic suspense was a lot in this one, but honestly the relationship between Mac and Arro stole the show! The Adair family just keeps growing, and they’re some of my favorites as they are ridiculously supportive of one another. It’s really the merging of two families so far, which seems weird, but it’s also so amazing. I think that’s one of the things I love about this whole series, that everything’s a little out of the ordinary. There’s the romantic suspense aspect that adds to the storylines, but also the character connections are not normal in the best way.
I’m a little worried for the next book, only because of seeing the two brothers interactions with Eredine. I’m already leaning towards one over the other, and I really hope it works out that way. Can you tell I’m not a love triangle fan? Haha. I’m very interested to see what happens with the rest of the series in general, and I cannot wait to read them!
Thank you to Valentine PR and Samantha Young for the eARC in exchange for an honest review!
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Samantha is the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of over forty books, several of which have been nominated for Goodreads Choice Awards. She writes adult contemporary and paranormal romance, YA urban fantasy and YA contemporary fiction. Her books have been published in 28 languages in 30 countries. She resides in Scotland.
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!!
Thank you to Rebecca Yarros and Candi Kane PR for the eARC in exchange for an honest review!
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.
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!!
Thank you to Catherine Cowles and Social Butterfly PR for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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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.