Hidden Waters by Catherine Cowles

5 Stars!

Release Date: June 21, 2022

Synopsis: My family tried to break me. But, somehow, I made it out alive, even though the wounds from that survival are forever carved into my bones. Now, my only wish is for…normal. To know what it’s like to have friends, a job, a home. The last thing I want is for my new roommate to see the scars I’m so desperate to keep hidden, especially not the ruggedly handsome man who steals my breath and sends my heart into overdrive. But something tells me that Beckett has demons, too. I see it in the shadows haunting his gorgeous eyes and the way he looks at me with gentle understanding. As our unlikely friendship becomes so much more, forces from my life slink out of the shadows. And we could both lose everything we’ve fought so hard for—down to our very last breaths…

“Everything amazing about a small town romance…family, secrets, old wounds, unforgettable connections, plus the sweetest love story that had my heart soaring. An absolute must read! Addie and Beckett were magic together!”–A.L. Jackson New York Times Bestselling Author

Review: This series is wonderful. I’ve been so curious about Addie and her father after seeing them in the previous books. Everything we learn from the beginning of the series about Addie’s horrible childhood and family made me really invested in Addie’s HEA. I also love how Addie and Beckett fit together. They’ve both experienced things that have impacted the way they see the world, yet those characteristics they’ve picked up seem to connect them, rather than divide them. The chemistry and connection between Beckett and Addie was just so heartwarming. I like the progression of them becoming closer and handling all of the bad things that were happening. These two were just meant to be. Seeing Addie’s growth throughout this book, as well and how she interacts with all the different characters, was so amazing. Addie’s interactions with Laiken made me so curious about her as a character. Luckily, the next book Shattered Sea, is Laiken’s book! I’m really excited to see where the series goes, but I am ridiculously excited for the last book, Fractured Sky. The tragedy that brought all these people together was that Everly’s father kidnapped Shiloh when they were children. There has been hints dropped about who Shiloh‘s love interest will be, and I cannot wait to see this play out! Catherine Cowles always does a wonderful job writing romantic suspense. Every time I read a series by her, I think there is no way she can top the one I’m currently reading, and yet she continues to do so. I’m counting down the days until September and October when we get these last two books. I would 100% recommend this book in the series to anyone who loves romantic suspense. 

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While Hidden Waters is a fully stand-alone, but you can binge the first two 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

Check out the Wrecked Series!


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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Pause by Kylie Scott


Release Date: July 13, 2021

SYNOPSIS: When Anna wakes up from a coma after a car crash, she discovers life has gone on without her. Her husband has been unfaithful—with her best friend—and she’s been long since replaced at work. While her old life is a distant memory, her new life feels like an empty shell. Then she meets the stranger who saved her life during the crash, and he changes everything
Leif Larsen—tattooist, joker, and player—has his own scars thanks to the crash that put Anna in a coma. Helping her move on from her failed marriage, and create a new life, sounds like a perfect distraction. So when he needs a new roommate, he invites Anna to begin her new life with him.
Although their lives may have been put on pause, together they just might find a way to heal.

Pause, an all new emotional friends-to-lovers standalone romance from New York Times bestselling author Kylie Scott is available now!

REVIEW: I LOVED Repeat, the first Larsen Bros Book, so when I saw Leif was getting a book I knew I had to pick it up. Getting to know Leif and she what he experienced during his brother’s story made me so excited for him t get his HEA. And I really, really wanted to like this book. Unfortunately, there were just elements in it that I do not like in a romance. If I had known this going in, I would have just skipped it! The setup for this book was really interesting though. Anna and Leif are in a car accident, where Anna ends up in a coma. Leif reads to her in the hospital, but gets sent away by the cheating husband at some point. They end up starting a friendship, which is kind of comical, because they are so different from one another. And then things go a little haywire for me. They become roommates, he rejects her advances, they date other people… Yep. Not my cup of tea at all. I like loyalty between character even when they aren’t official. Obviously, this is a personal issue and many readers will not have this problem with this story line. What I do know is that both of these characters deserved the happiness they eventually find with each other! I hope you enjoy this book and don’t have my hangups. Thank you to Social Butterfly PR and Kylie Scott for the eARC in exchange for an honest review!

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Kylie Scott

Kylie is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year, 2013, 2014 & 2018, by the Australian Romance Writer’s Association and her books have been translated into eleven different languages. She is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet.

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Jock Royal by Sara Ney


Release Date: June 23, 2021

SYNOPSIS: IT’S EASY TO TAKE ONE DARE WHEN YOU THINK IT’S HARMLESS. Ashley Dryden-Jones is the best rugby player on the field—when I take a dare I instantly regret, I had no way of knowing he was a gentleman. An athlete. British with no plans to stay in the States. He makes me forget myself, bruises, 5 o’clock shadow, accent and all. He makes me forget I cannot crawl into bed with him at night—or get drunk and throw caution to the wind for once in my overly cautious life. Because he’s my new roommate.
ONE STUPID BET LEADS TO ONE UNFORGETTABLE NIGHT. When I win a trip to Vegas I need a plus one; he’s the strapping, strong and responsible choice. Besides—I’ve never been anywhere and he has. He is the best friend I didn’t know I needed. Ashley is one of the good ones—but I’m about to find out how bad this good boy can be.

Jock Royal is Book 4 in the Jock Hard Series
and available in Kindle Unlimited!

REVIEW: Sara Ney has been coming in HOT with new book boyfriend material lately.
And let me just tell you, this is by far my most favorite of the Jock Hard series. I fell hard for Ash and Georgia. Seriously, I could not put this book down and it pulled me right out of the book slump I was in! I always go into Sara Ney’s books without reading the synopsis, so this book took a couple turns I was not expecting (in the best way). Seriously, I loved every single minute! Ash is definitely book boyfriend material. The way he is with Georgia, even when he’s a little clueless, just made me smile. And Georgia is a total peach! She is adorably sweet in her pursuit to redeem herself after that horrific first impression she had on him–let’s just say this isn’t a meet cute for them. I just had so much fun seeing their relationship morph and grow as they became closer–literally because, roommates, ya know? Haha. Anyway, my point is GO READ THIS BOOK! Hot rugged rugby player with an accent who is caring and giving, do I need to sell you on this anymore?!

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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.