Bitter Love by Emily Goodwin

3 STARS

Release Date: April 30, 2022

SYNOPSIS: If there’s one thing I know to be certain in life, it’s to expect the unexpected. I never expected to become a teen mom or have to flee a toxic relationship years later. And I certainly never expected to go head-to-head with Jacob Harris, doctor of veterinary medicine, to prove I’m worthy of running the struggling rescue full of misfit animals I suddenly inherited. Jacob is as smug as he is good looking, and I refuse to let that cocky grin or sharp jawline distract me. I won’t go down without a fight, and this time, it’ll be easy to stand my ground when my opponent is someone I can’t stand–even though my body reacts whenever he’s around. This time I’m not backing down no matter how much he gets under my skin. But the more I push, the more he pulls…until I don’t know what I’m more at a risk of losing: the rescue or my heart.


REVIEW: I have been waiting for another Emily Goodwin contemporary! I absolutely loved her Dawson Family Series, and I’ve been looking forward to more in the Silver Ridge Series. This one was more of a slow burn and a real enemies-to-lovers. Josie and Jacob did not get along for a while, and it was not exactly what I was expecting. If you like these elements, I think you’re going to like this one! It also had a more “women’s fiction” genre vibe, because a lot of the focus is on Josie, her journey as a single mom, and how awesome she is. While this is not the contemporary romance I was expecting, there are some really wonderful things about this story for certain readers!


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Check out the first two books in the Silver Ridge Series!


MEET EMILY

Emily Goodwin is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of over a dozen of romantic titles. Emily writes the kind of books she likes to read, and is a sucker for a swoon-worthy bad boy and happily ever afters. She lives in the midwest with her husband and two daughters. When she’s not writing, you can find her riding her horses, hiking, reading, or drinking wine with friends. Emily is represented by Julie Gwinn of the Seymour Agency.

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Always You by Samantha Young

5 STARS

Release Date: April 26, 2022

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!

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samantha young

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.

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Second Shot With #76 by Piper Rayne

4 STARS

Release Date: April 19, 2022

SYNOPSIS: My mom always said you don’t get a second shot at making a first impression. I’ve remembered that my entire career. Especially since I’m one of the few black men who play professional hockey. I’m calculated and respectful in the way I speak to my coaches, the owners, and the media. I’ve never taken a risk… until her. I could blame it on the fact that for once I pushed away the pressure of my career for the ocean waves, the sand, and good times with my new teammates. But those are excuses because the minute I saw her at the airport, something lit up inside me and the best week of my life was spent with her in my bed. After our week in paradise, we said goodbye, exchanged phone numbers and both assumed that unless one of us was flying through the other’s city on the opposite side of the country, our vacation fling was over. Then one night after practice I see her. She’s here. In my city. Telling me she moved here for a job. If that’s not fate tell me what is. I’ve never wanted a second shot more than I do this time, but she’s determined to leave what we were on the island we left behind.


This is Book 5 in Piper Rayne’s hockey romance series, Hockey Hotties!


REVIEW: Cory and Ande! We get a glimpse of them in Hat Trick, but in this book we really get to know them. It was interesting seeing Cory’s depth in this one. The media portrayal is definitely not helping him in this one, but luckily he’s dedicated to winning the girl. I also enjoyed seeing Ande try to resist. Piper Rayne brought a little more angst and a plot twist to really pull the reader in during this story! As always, I loved seeing all the other characters and getting to see them together in their relationships. Plus, Kane. I have a feeling his book will be a good one!

Thank you so much to Piper Rayne and Valentine PR for the eARC in exchange for an honest review!

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The Baileys


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Piper rayne

Piper Rayne is a USA Today Bestselling Author duo who write “heartwarming humor with a side of sizzle” about families, whether that be blood or found. They both have e-readers full of one-clickable books, they’re married to husbands who drive them to drink, and they’re both chauffeurs to their kids. Most of all, they love hot heroes and quirky heroines who make them laugh, and they hope you do, too!

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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!

Thank you to Rebecca Jenshak and Valentine PR for the eARC in exchange for an honest review!


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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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Sneaking Around With #34 by Piper Rayne

4.5 STARS

Release Date: March 8, 2022

SYNOPSIS: I have a reputation for being tight-lipped. You learn quick when you become a professional hockey player to be guarded with the media, so I’ve worked hard to cover up the mistakes of my youth. But when I’m traded to the Florida Fury, where my ex–best friend is the starting right wing, I’m forced to confront my past. Ford and I have a lot of history, especially when it comes to his little sister, Imogen. My heart still lurches in my chest when I see her. My hands want to reach out and touch her. My mouth wants to keep apologizing. She’s the only woman who ever made me want more. But she’s also the one who fell victim to my most regrettable decision. I’m not a believer in fate, but I must be back in her world for a reason. I’ve fought for everything I’ve gotten and I’m not backing down from what I know will be the best thing in my life.


This is Book 4 in Piper Rayne’s hockey romance series, Hockey Hotties!


REVIEW: This one was definitely cute. After Ford‘s book, Faking It With #41, I was pretty excited to get Imogen’s story with Warren. I was dying for the details! And once I started reading, I definitely couldn’t put it down. I needed to know what happened between Imogen and Warner in the past, and you only get little snippets as you read throughout the first half of the book. The suspense was killing me in the best way. The situation is presented as something that’s unforgivable, but honestly I think that there are multiple parties involved, and it was kind of like the perfect storm in the worst way. I think once I knew what happened, and then seeing these to spend time together, because they had to for work, made me really happy for the ending that we get. In true Piper Rayne fashion, this one made me feel all of the emotions, and had me laughing my butt off at times–see Dr. Marc for more details. IYKYK. Haha. I’m looking forward to the next two books after meeting the guys in this one! I also liked how the group dynamic for the team changed over the time of this book. These guys, and their partners, create an awesome group dynamic that is so fun to see throughout the books. The next book, Second Shot with #76, comes out April 16th!

Thank you so much to Piper Rayne and Valentine PR for the eARC in exchange for an honest review!

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Grab the free prequel Novellas!
Check out the other hockey hotties:

Check out Piper Rayne’s other series!

The Baileys


The Greene Family


The Rooftop Crew


White Collar Brothers


Piper rayne

Piper Rayne is a USA Today Bestselling Author duo who write “heartwarming humor with a side of sizzle” about families, whether that be blood or found. They both have e-readers full of one-clickable books, they’re married to husbands who drive them to drink, and they’re both chauffeurs to their kids. Most of all, they love hot heroes and quirky heroines who make them laugh, and they hope you do, too!

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