We Were Something by Jillian Liota

5 STARS

Release Date: July 26, 2021

SYNOPSIS: Logan Becker came out of nowhere. After a disastrous first meeting, the handsome pediatric surgeon is suddenly all I can think about. Sure, he’s older than me and fresh off a divorce, but we can have a little fun, right? Nothing serious. Only… Logan isn’t the kind of man to just play around. His slow and steady approach has me nearly bursting at the seams and desperate for more of anything he’s willing to give me. His time. His body. His attention. Maybe even his love.
Paige Andrews came out of nowhere. She’s sexy, confident and far too young for me, not to mention the fact we come from two different worlds. I’m into early mornings and efficiency, while Paige believes in late nights and dancing your problems away. But still, I can’t seem to get enough of her. Of her sassy smile, her flirtatious laughter, her body writhing beneath mine. And when things become more serious, I have to ask the ultimate question: Can something unexpected turn into something real?


We Were Something is the third book in the Hermosa Beach Series.
It is highly recommended that all books in the series be read in order as they contain significant spoilers and interwoven storylines.
The first book in the series is called Promise Me Nothing


REVIEW: What an ending to the Hermosa Beach series! There’s been so much difficulty and drama for the people in this group, but I really loved each of their stories. Paige was such a Spitfire from the very beginning in Promise Me Nothing. I was really curious to get to know her better. Her journey with Logan was so enthralling. I really enjoyed how Paige adapted herself to meet Logan’s needs, but not in an unhealthy way. I also liked Logan even though he was really struggling with figuring out how to even be around Paige. Even thought Logan was the older one with more experience, he was definitely not the smarter one when it came to their relationship. Which was probably because his ex was a real piece of work! Lots of heartache in this one, but I was happy to see these two get their happy ending. I sincerely enjoyed this series and would definitely recommend it if you’re looking for emotional contemporary romances!

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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
information on how to connect.

Give My Everything by Jillian Liota

5 STARS

Release Date: April 6, 2020

SYNOPSIS: Ben Calloway is my new fiancé. When he suggests we get married, I nearly laugh in his face. That is… until he points out just how much I need him. I’m single, pregnant and alone in a tight-knit town I ran away from five years ago. I’ve burned every bridge there is to burn in Hermosa Beach, and assumed my life would just continue to go up in flames. But who knows? Marrying Ben just might be the answer to all of my problems. Remmy Wallace is my new bride-to-be. I wanted a family once. Until an act of betrayal stole my vision for the future. Now, I’m lying in wait until I can figure out how to bring down the man who hurt me. And marrying Remmy could be exactly what I need. She wants to know what I get out of the deal, but what am I supposed to say? Not the truth, that’s for sure. My reasons are my own, and I plan for them to stay that way.
Welcome to Hermosa Beach.


Give Me Everything is the third book in the Hermosa Beach Series.
It is highly recommended that all books in the series be read in order as they contain significant spoilers and interwoven storylines.
The first book in the series is called Promise Me Nothing


REVIEW: There’s something really intriguing to me about characters that aren’t seen in the best light in prior books in the series. Ben has been a little bit of a mystery, so getting to know him more was really fun! And Remmy, well, the first impression wasn’t great in Be Your Anything. She didn’t do anything that I thought was really horrible, but I was really interested in learning her backstory. I needed to know what got her to the situation she was in with Lucas and why she treated him the way she did. It was just enjoyable seeing these to fall for each other and learn more about each other throughout the story. Their chemistry was really wonderful throughout the book as well. Although Ben was definitely attracted to Remmy, he did a good job about not making it just about physical stuff between them. He definitely did not have altruistic motives in the beginning, but the way he proceeded throughout the journey they were on made me really like him as a character. Overall, I kind of fell for these two and I’m glad we got their story.

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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
information on how to connect.

Be Your Anything by Jillian Liota

4.5 STARS

Release Date: October 15, 2019

SYNOPSIS: Lennon Day is a problem. She was supposed to be a one-time diversion, a friend that temporarily soothed the desires raging under the surface. Now we can’t keep our hands to ourselves, playing a game that we’re both going to lose. I thought I liked my life how it was. I wasn’t expecting for anything to change, for my priorities to ebb and flow like a wave. And now I’m worried everything is going to crash down around me. And that she might be the one who gets lost in the storm.
Lucas Pearson is a problem. He’s handsome, charming, my childhood crush… and unfortunately, not completely available. When I moved back to Hermosa Beach to work for my family’s foundation, I wasn’t expecting anything to happen. But it did. Now, we collide like magnets, finding each other in the night to satisfy the urges we can’t seem to escape. It’s supposed to be casual. No strings. Emotion-free. And definitely a secret. So what’s the problem? I’ll be anything for him… even if I lose myself in the process.
Welcome to Hermosa Beach


Be Your Anything is the second book in the Hermosa Beach Series.
It is highly recommended that all books in the series be read in order as they contain significant spoilers and interwoven storylines.
The first book in the series is called Promise Me Nothing


REVIEW: Wow, what a freaking journey these characters went on together. Seeing Lucas as Hannah‘s brother in the first book, Promise Me Nothing, gave me a sense that he was a decent guy, but maybe needed to kind of figure out his own shit. We also get to see Lennon in the first book as well, and I didn’t really know what to think of her, but I didn’t really like her. There were definitely some super spicy scenes in this one! Getting those scenes paired with the flashbacks to their friendship when they were younger really made me invested in them as a couple, yet the open relationship Luke was in made me have very mixed feelings. Something that I find really moving about Jillian Liota’s books is that the characters really go through a transformation and come to realizations about things in a way that I wish most people would. It’s not that they don’t make mistakes, they do and they really stop to think about their actions and how they impact other people around them. The journeys, plus the romance and steamy scenes, is one of the reasons I think Jillian Liota is one of the most underrated romance authors I’ve read in a long time. This book plot is not a usual one I would pick up, but because of the author I did. And because of the author I absolutely loved it and enjoyed the depth of the characters, their growth, and that ending! It was wonderful and set us up for the next book in a way that I am going to start book 3 right now. Even though it’s late at night, and I probably shouldn’t do that. Obviously, I recommend you read this series!!

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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
information on how to connect.

Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey

5 STARS!

Release Date: June 11, 2019

Publisher: Avon

SYNOPSIS

After an injury ends Travis Ford’s major league baseball career, he returns home to start over. He just wants to hammer out his frustrations at his new construction gig and forget all about his glory days. But he can’t even walk through town without someone recapping his greatest hits. Or making a joke about his… bat. And then there’s Georgie, his buddy’s little sister, who is definitely not a kid anymore.

Georgette Castle has crushed on her older brother’s best friend for years. The grumpy, bear of a man working for her family’s house flipping business is a far cry from the charming sports star she used to know. But a moody scowl doesn’t scare her and Georgie’s determined to show Travis he’s more than a pretty face and a batting average, even if it means putting her feelings aside to be “just friends.”

Travis wants to brood in peace. But the girl he used to tease is now a funny, full-of-life woman who makes him feel whole again. And he wants her. So damn bad. Except Georgie’s off limits and he knows he can’t give her what she deserves. But she’s becoming the air he breathes and Travis can’t stay away, no matter how hard he tries… 

REVIEW

Are you wondering if a book can be absolutely adorable and absolutely filthy at the the same time? Well the answer is YES, yes it can. This book was a wonderful surprise from the very first scene–which includes flying food and is my favorite by the way. You’ll see.

Georgie is a sassy, smart, little spitfire! Honestly, I just fell absolutely in love with her in this book. Her strength as she pursues her dreams and supports her friends is so inspiring. Which leads me to the female friendships that are developing in this story. These ladies are supporting each other, listening to each other, and rooting for each other. It’s beautiful really, and adds so much to the story. I can’t wait for book two–Love Her or Lose Her–where we get the story of the next strong lady in the group!

Travis Ford is one damaged man, and I’m here for the growth. You don’t get to choose your biological family, and you sure as hell can’t stop bad things from happening, but you can’t give up. We get to watch Travis figure this out and it’s so heart warming. Plus, his sexy side, I mean this book is STEAMY. I hope you’re ready for his filthy mouth!

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