SYNOPSIS: Michael Horton – Being traded after fighting with your coach on air isn’t exactly a good look. With one mistake under my belt, I knew I needed to focus on the game, and nothing else. But everything changed when I went to pick up my nieces and came face to face with my very pregnant one-night stand from six months ago. Jillian – Two pink lines changed all my plans. So did the guy I had a one-night stand with, a man who made me laugh and smile, a guy who I called to share my unexpected news with only to find out his number was no longer in service. Once more let down by the opposite sex I figured I was doing this on my own. Then one day I was staring into the eyes of the man I hated, the father of my baby. All it took is only one mistake to change everything
This is Book 6 the Only One series, featuring one of the children in the Something So Series!
Review: I really liked these two main characters. I also thought they had a lot more potential than what we saw in the story. It was heart warming how much they liked each other, and how unsure of themselves they were when thinking of a possible relationship together. There’s a reason why the guy doesn’t know about the pregnancy, but I don’t know if I felt it was a good enough reason. They had an intense connection when they first met, so for him not to figure out a way to contact her after had me a little disappointed. I do think this book will be most fun for people who read the book about his parents in Something So series, because we see a lot of them in this one. The families are very involved, and there’s a lot of emotions that take place between all of them. Overall, the idea of this one was cute, but I just felt it needed more.
Thank you to Wildfire PR and Natasha Madison for the eARC in exchange for an honest review.
When her nose isn’t buried in a book, or her fingers flying across a keyboard writing, she’s in the kitchen creating gourmet meals. You can find her, in four inch heels no less, in the car chauffeuring kids, or possibly with her husband scheduling his business trips. It’s a good thing her characters do what she says, because even her Labrador doesn’t listen to her…
SYNOPSIS: What happens when you’re left with more than just the memories of an incredible night together? Settle in and get your fill of sixteen NEW secret baby stories where hidden secrets are revealed and couples that were once separated are reunited. Each story guarantees cuteness, sexiness, lots of love, and of course a HEA.
This collection includes stories from USA Today bestselling authors: Nicole Blanchard, Kaylee Ryan, Jenika Snow, Marley Valentine, and K Webster. Nikki Ash, Lacey Black, Jacob Chance, Kelsey Clayton, J.D. Hollyfield, Rebecca Jenshak, CoraLee June, Heidi McLaughlin, Lauren Runow, Micalea Smeltzer, and Misty Walker.
REVIEW: The thing about anthologies like this is that when they’re all the same trope, and you love the trope, you know you’re going to enjoy all of the stories! On top of that, you get to discover new authors who write that trope, or revisit the worlds of your favorite authors. I had so much fun reading this book! When I first read Rebecca Jenshak’s story, it just made me so happy to be back in her Smart Jock’s world. Seeing the characters that I loved from that series as side characters, had me completely invested. All of these authors brought their own style to this trope and I really enjoyed seeing how they would write it. I definitely recommend this one to my fellow romance readers.
Thank you to Indie Sage PR for the eARC in exchange for an honest review.
SYNOPSIS: I’m Jake Masterson, single dad, and the General Manager of Seattle’s NHL team. I walked away from a career as a player so I could raise my daughter. For the last twenty-plus years, Queenie has been my main priority, but now she’s getting married. And there’s a small complication. A beautiful, sexy complication named Hanna.
She’s my son-in-law’s older sister. Or at least that’s how they were raised. The truth is a little more scandalous than that. I’ve been drawn to her from the moment I laid eyes on her. And I spent months trying to keep a lid on that attraction. Until we finally give in. It starts with one searing kiss, but quickly ends with us between the sheets—and in the shower, and the hot tub, you get the picture—and turns into months of sneaking around. Here’s the problem: we live on opposite ends of the country. It can’t be anything but casual. And as I’ve already said…it’s complicated. But when Hanna finds out she’s pregnant…suddenly things get real serious.
This is Book 4 in the All In Series!
REVIEW: I’ve have really loved this series! The fact that these standalones are interconnected adds to each story in the best way. Getting to meet characters before we get their stories always makes me more invested in them. After the last book, A Secret for a Secret, it was really neat to see King and Queenie play such a big part in this story. This one was definitely an emotional roller coaster. Hannah and Jake are just so interesting and the situation is just not what I was expecting. Hannah has had a really rough road. It was really interesting getting her full backstory after meeting her and finding out the shocking news about her in the previous book. These two together are so great in the beginning, but get some stuff thrown their way and it’s a damn experience for them. Overall, this was not quite what I was expecting, but it was definitely a good journey for the characters. This one, and Little Lies, are both heavy on the angst and I feel like that makes sense with her writing them during the pandemic. Something Helena hunting does a great job at is writing a group of people that become one big family, whether they’re related or not. I think the ending of this book made me so happy, because of all of the characters from the series show just what it means to be a family!
Thank you to Helena Hunting and Social Butterfly PR for the eARC in exchange for an honest review!
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of PUCKED, Helena Hunting lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She writes contemporary romance ranging from new adult angst to romantic sports comedy.
REVIEW: This one was really sweet! Fin and Grace have the kind of pull that cannot be ignored, even though they’re trying. Seeing them as side characters in the previous books made me very interested to see their relationship on a deeper level. I was completely invested in them before I even opened the book. This is one thing I am loving about this series of interconnected standalones–I am invested in all of the characters finding their HEA! This book also features a trope that I really love in romance books, and that is a man’s dedication to the woman he loves, even if they’re not together! Finn is just such a caring male lead. I really appreciated everything he did in this book for Grace. Of course it can’t be that easy between these two best friends though. Grace ‘s overthinking was justifiable, but definitely made me want to talk some sense into her. The journey for these two is a little messy, but I’m so glad I got to read it. This friend group is just so great and I love seeing them all come together. I’m pretty excited to see what happens to Silas and Lola in Last Round after what occurs during this book between them! Book one, Stirred, is still my favorite, but this one was definitely a good one.
Thank you to Charity Ferrell and Wildfire Marketing Solutions for the eARC in exchange for an honest review!
Charity resides in Indianapolis, Indiana. She grew up riding her bicycle to the town’s public library, and reading anything she could get her hands on. When she’s not writing, you can find her reading, spending time with her family, or caving into her online shopping addiction.
SYNOPSIS: Leo Winter loves his life. He works when he needs money. He rides when he craves freedom. He frequents the local bar when he wants a good time. The Tin Gypsies might be a memory, but the bachelor life he lived with his motorcycle club still suits him fine. So when a one-night stand surprises him at a family barbecue and claims she’s pregnant with his child, he’s certain he’s died and gone to hell. Cassandra Cline took one night off from her structured life. One. And now her wild fling with the local bad boy has turned her life sideways. Her dreams and academic career are circling the drain, and none of it would have happened if she’d stayed far, far away from Leo. Except avoiding him is impossible, especially when she’s forced to move home to Clifton Forge, Montana. And he refuses to leave her side when a series of strange accidents put her and their baby at risk. But are they accidents? Or is she standing in the middle of a battlefield she doesn’t understand? Her only allies are people she barely knows. And a man who has the potential to steal her heart. If only he’d stop playing the fool.
Fallen Jester is Book 5 in the Tin Gypsy Series! Motorcycle Clubs and Small Town Romances
REVIEW: This one was definitely a little heart wrenching and I enjoyed every minute of it! We met Cass in the previous book, Noble Prince, when she was kidnapped with Scarlet, and find out that she’s pregnant! In other words, I knew going into this book it was right up my alley. Accidental pregnancy is a favorite of mine when done well. Luckily, Devney Perry tends to do it justice. She’s amazing at giving characters depth in a way that has me invested in them even when they are making poor choices. Cass and Leo had so much going on! It was really interesting to learn about Leo’s past and witness how that all played into how he handled the situation. In the previous books, I think Leo and Emmett are the single, fun guys that care about everyone and show up when they’re needed, but we didn’t know much more than that. Getting to actually know the background for Leo pulled me right into the story and I was looking forward to seeing his growth. Cass is definitely the perfect woman for him. I mean the way she handles him–just her stance on the situation, her understanding–she’s just what he needs. Although I wanted to smack them both throughout the story, I did like how everything played out for these two. The story had such a genuine feel to it. I’m actually sad that the next book will be the end to this series! The characters have all been so interesting. Devney Perry also left us with that little teaser of the next book at the end. Emmett and Nova’s story, Tin Queen, is definitely going to be a doozy!
Thank you to Valentine PR and Devney Perry for an eARC in exchange for an honest review!
What I liked about it: Enemies to Lovers Strong Female Lead Hot Male Lead with a Dangerous Edge Romantic Suspense
This is Book 2 in the Tin Gypsy Series!
What I liked about it: Marriage of Convenience Strong Female Lead Tortured Male Lead (we met him in Tragic!) Romantic Suspense
This is Book 3 in the Tin Gypsy Series!
What I liked about it: A Stubborn & Strong Jilted Bride More than a Pretty Face Male Lead Romantic Suspense with all the Twists
This is Book 4 in the Tin Gypsy Series!
What I liked about it: A Damaged, but Strong Female Lead A Complete and Utter Book Boyfriend Cop A Lot of Healing Romantic Suspense
Devney is a USA Today bestselling author. Born and raised in Montana, she loves writing books set in her treasured home state. After working in the technology industry for nearly a decade, she abandoned conference calls and project schedules to enjoy a slower pace at home with her husband and two sons. Writing one book, let alone many, was not something she ever expected to do. But now that she’s discovered her true passion for writing romance, she has no plans to ever stop. Devney loves hearing from readers! Connect with her on social media.