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All My Life by Prescott Lane Blog Tour with Review & Excerpt

11 Oct

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All My Life by Prescott Lane
Release Date: October 10, 2018

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All My Life, an all-new standalone contemporary romance by Prescott Lane.

The beginning of any love story starts with the meet.

I’ve known Garrett Hollis since before I can remember, and I’ve loved him just as long. I loved him while he loved someone else. I loved him when he had a baby with her. I loved him when she left him.

The greatest of love stories is that between a dad and his daughter. I should know. I’ve had a front row seat. First steps, first words, all the big moments.

Garrett was just a teenager when Mia was born. I’ve watched him braid his daughter’s hair, hold her hand crossing the street, seen her asleep on his chest. I’m the best friend, the one they can count on for everything from dance lessons to motherly advice, anything they need. I’m their go-to girl.

The best part of any love story is the happily ever after.

But what if the happily ever after doesn’t include you?

All my life, that’s how long I’ve loved him.

Of course, he’s clueless.

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Danielle’s Review

5 STARS

Another hit from Prescott Lane!! 
Devlyn has been in love with Garrett since she was a kid. She has been his best friend forever and has been by his side through everything, including when he had a baby with someone else. Devlyn stood by him and was the “motherly” figure his daughter needed when he had to raise that baby on his own. She is aware that her position in the friend-zone isn’t likely to change but she loves Garrett and his daughter, Mia, wholeheartedly.
Garrett became a single father at 17 and has totally devoted himself to his daugther, Mia. Concerned that her dad will be lonely, Mia makes her graduation speech about finding someone for her dad. When the speech goes viral, Garrett finds himself with all kinds of women suitors to choose from. As he opens up to possibilities, he’s stunned by his sudden attraction to his best friend, Devlyn. But when their first kiss is off the charts hot, there’s no way these two can go back to just being friends.
Will Devlyn finally get her HEA that she has envisioned all her life? Read this friends to lovers story to find out!
I loved Garrett and Devlyn!! This story is so much more than just a friends to lovers romance. Garrett’s relationship with his daughter is so sweet and heartwarming. I loved that this book was set in a small town and most of the characters are so likable that it made me wish I were living there with them. Ms. Lane never fails to make me fall in love with her stories and be sad when they are over. I highly recommend this beautiful story and every other book by Prescott Lane.


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Excerpt:

As far as dates go, this one has been good. I like her. She’s attractive, funny, smart, seems to have her head on straight. All the boxes are checked. This should be the point where I kiss her, ask her out again. I should be devising ways to get in this woman’s panties, but instead I’m thinking more about yanking down the tutu of one very sexy Biscuit Girl. I should be thinking about how to get this woman to fall for me, but it’s me that’s fallen. I should have one thing on my mind, and I do — Devlyn.

There’s just one big ass problem. She’s my friend. I can’t go there. There are so many reasons why I can’t go there. The town would have a field day. We’d have no privacy. Everyone would have an opinion. If we broke up, where would I get a decent cup of coffee? How would Mia react to this? Then there’s Scott, who’s actually the least of my concerns. Devlyn seemed pretty sure it was over, and if it’s not, I plan on convincing her.

I don’t want to lose Devlyn.

Staying friends guarantees her in my life. Dating her doesn’t.

Love doesn’t come with a guarantee.

Love is a risk. I used to be a risk taker, but teenage fatherhood buried that part of me. Stability became the name of the game. It had to. I look towards her diner, wondering if she’s back.

About Prescott Lane:

Prescott Lane is the Amazon best-selling author of Stripped Raw. She’s got seven other books under her belt including: First Position, Perfectly Broken, Quiet Angel, Wrapped in Lace, Layers of Her, The Reason for Me, and The Sex Bucket List. She is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, and holds a degree in sociology and a MSW from Tulane University. She married her college sweetheart, and they currently live in New Orleans with their two children and two crazy dogs. Prescott started writing at the age of five, and sold her first story about a talking turtle to her father for a quarter. She later turned to writing romance novels because there aren’t enough happily ever afters in real life.

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New Review: Tall, Dark, & Irresistible by Erika Wilde with Excerpt

20 Sep

 

TALL, DARK & IRRESISTIBLE, an all-new fun, flirty, standalone romance from USA Today bestselling author Erika Wilde is available NOW!

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When it comes to love and happily ever after, Leo Stone is a disbeliever. Having been left at the altar by the one woman he thought he’d spend the rest of his life with, he’s vowed to keep his heart to himself and enjoy the one thing he knows won’t affect his emotions . . . hot, dirty sex. Except, what’s a guy to do when a gorgeous woman asks him to be her stand-in boyfriend for two weeks—with benefits? Sign him up, please!

A drunken night one year ago, Peyton Bishop used Leo Stone’s name and photograph to convince her overprotective parents that she was safe living in New York City—in part thanks to a boyfriend she adored. Except Leo, the hot guy she’s had a secret crush on since college, has no idea he’s been cast in the role of her lover. With her cousin’s wedding coming up, and her parent’s expecting to meet this mysterious boyfriend, Peyton is forced to come clean and ask Leo a huge favor.

Leo agrees to be her stand-in boyfriend, but what’s a pretend couple to do when their fake feelings start to become oh-so-real?



 

Danielle’s Review

4 Stars
This is the 2nd book in the Tall, Dark and Sexy series but can be read as a standalone. This was a fantastic read, just like the first book in this series. I love the fake relationship trope and this book didn’t disappoint.
It’s been 4 years since Peyton and Leo have seen each other, but Peyton never forgot him or her unrequited crush on him. In fact, when she needed to make up a fake boyfriend to get her overprotective parents off her back, he’s the first person that came to mind. Now she has to return to her hometown for a wedding and is expected to bring said boyfriend as her plus one. When Peyton reconnects with Leo through his work, she tells him the truth and luckily, Leo agrees to help her out.
Leo figures what could it hurt to help out an old friend, one he might have made a play for if he hadn’t been in a relationship at the time he met her. He is still attracted to Peyton and would enjoy getting to know her on a more intimate level and since he has sworn off women after being dumped at the altar, a short-term fling is just what he needs.
But what happens when fake feelings become real?
I really enjoyed this story!! It had all the right elements – humor, hot alpha male, smoking chemistry between Peyton and Leo and just a little angst. I really like Erika Wilde’s writing style and the story flows very well. I was thrilled to revisit the characters from the first book and got a taste of what the next in this series will be about. I can’t wait to read the next one!


 

 

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Excerpt:

The two of them reached Leo’s vehicle, and the doors unlocked with a chirp as he pressed the key fob in his free hand. But instead of opening the passenger side for Peyton, he instead turned her around to face him . . . trapping her between the unyielding metal surface of the car behind her and the tall, muscular man standing less than two feet away.

He casually placed a hand on the door beside her and leaned a few inches closer. “Before we go, I have one more question for you,” he said, his tone serious.

She inhaled the warm, masculine scent of his cologne mingling with leather from his jacket and tried not to let that intoxicating fragrance distract her. “Okay.” She figured it couldn’t get any worse than everything she’d already admitted.

“So, usually, when a person gets propositioned, they get something out of the deal,” he said, his heavy-lidded gaze dropping to her mouth. “You’d be getting a devoted boyfriend out of the arrangement. What would I get?”

She didn’t miss the suggestion in his eyes or the playful curve of his smile. “What do you want?” she asked, unable to hide the breathless quality of her voice.

“Well, for starters, how about a show of good faith, like a kiss?” His free hand came up and gently cupped the side of her face, while his thumb skimmed along her damp bottom lip. “I think it’s important to know what I might be getting myself into and if we’re compatible enough to pull off this whole pretend boyfriend/girlfriend thing. I mean, what if we kiss and we realize that there’s just no spark there? Then this whole farce is doomed for failure.”

He was teasing her. She could see the mischievous glimmer in his eyes, and it provoked a smile from her, even as her breathing escalated with every second that passed with the temptation of finally having Leo’s lips pressed against hers dangling like a carrot in front of her.

“Then kiss me so we can find out,” she whispered.

His thumb dipped down beneath her chin to tip her head back as he lowered his mouth to hers. His lips were surprisingly soft as they found hers for the first time, his teeth gentle as they nibbled at her bottom lip. She couldn’t hold back the needy moan that escaped her throat, or the way her hands instinctively lifted and settled against his solid chest even as he pressed closer to her, his hard thighs and hips pinning her against the car.

“Jesus,” he breathed against her lips in shock, clearly feeling the heat between them that was a spark on the verge of becoming an undeniable blaze.

Sliding both of his hands into her hair, he held her head steady as he came back for another taste, and this time, there wasn’t an ounce of gentleness in the way he swept his tongue inside and plundered her mouth—boldly, deeply, greedily. She made a wild, desperate sound as she fisted her hands in his cotton T-shirt and matched him kiss for kiss, turning that blaze into an inferno that was so hot it threatened to singe them both. And in the moment, neither one of them seemed to care.

She felt the unmistakable ridge of his erection nudging against her belly, and a new hunger spiraled tighter inside her. Desire made her knees weak, her nipples excruciatingly hard, and her panties wet. Everything about Leo Stone was sensation overload to every part of her body, and if there was any worry in either of their minds about pulling off a believable attraction, this kiss eliminated any and all concerns.

By the time Leo finally lifted his mouth from hers, they were both breathing hard from all the heightened sexual tension between them. His dark eyes glittered with lust as he gazed down at her, looking as dazed as she felt.

Somehow, someway, she found her voice. “Was that convincing enough for you?” she asked huskily.

His low, sexy chuckle made her shiver. “Oh, yeah . . . it was definitely a good start.”

 

Meet Erika Wilde

Erika Wilde is a New York Times Bestselling author. She is best known for her super sexy Marriage Diaries series and The Players Club series, and has also co-written the Dirty Sexy Series and the Book Boyfriend Series with Carly Phillips, her best friend and writing buddy for the past twenty years. She lives in Oregon with her husband and two daughters, and when she’s not writing you can find her exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest. For more information on her upcoming releases, please visit website at http://www.erikawilde.com and sign up for her mailing list for updates and news!

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Dirty Rich Obsession by Lisa Renee Jones Blog Tour with Excerpt & Review

22 Aug

 

A MAN OF CONTROL. A WOMAN WHO’S ABOUT TO TAKE IT.

Reid Maxwell is one of the top corporate attorneys and one of the most eligible bachelors in New York City. He likes his wins big, his women beautiful and in bed, not out, and most importantly the deep burn of his past buried. Until one woman, a most unexpected woman, challenges him in ways that might just destroy the invincible Mr. Maxwell.

Carrie West is captive to Reid Maxwell and a debt between their families she doesn’t know exists. It should be so simple for Reid Maxwell. Claim the company that is now his. The problem: he’s now obsessed with Carrie, the daughter of the man he’s destined to destroy.

Now who’s captive to who?

 



Danielle’s Review

4.5 STARS

Fantastic enemies to lovers story!! This book hooked me from the beginning!!
 
Reid Maxwell is a top corporate attorney in New York City. He has just taken over his enemy’s company and just as he is making plans for the future of that company, the enemy’s daughter, Carrie West, wins him for the night in a bachelor auction and has thrown his plans into chaos. Reid is well aware that nothing good can come from involving himself with Carrie but the physical pull to her is more than he can deny. Reid decides to work with her and even though he doesn’t like to mix business with pleasure, he might just have to break his own rule. 
 
Carrie West will stop at nothing to win back her father’s company. The company she has given all her time and hard work to since she finished college. She doesn’t like Reid Maxwell but is determined to figure out a way to succeed. What she wasn’t counting on was the sparks that fly between her and Reid. Is there a way to keep the company and Reid?
 
I loved the banter between Carrie and Reid. This book has all the things I love in a book – sexy, alpha male, a strong heroine, funny banter between the main characters, a lot of passion and love with a bit of mystery thrown in. Although the characters do appear in other books, this can be read as a standalone.  It was great to catch up on some characters from previous books. This ends as a HFN but is to be continued. I recommend this book to anyone who loves a good hate to love story!


“Why am I here, Reid?”

I drag her onto my lap. “Because I want you here. Because I can’t seem to stop breaking my own fucking rules with you.”

Her hands plant on my shoulders. “And you’re mad at me again? You’re blaming me.”

“Yes. Stop making me break my rules.” I cup her head and kiss her, my tongue pressing past her lips, stroking us both into a needier place, where rules don’t matter.

She moans and sinks into the kiss, and damn it, I love those moans, I’m addicted to those moans. I’m addicted to this woman, and all my good intentions to sate that addiction, fail. I pull my T-shirt over her head and toss it, my gaze raking over her. My hand slides between her shoulder blades, and I mold her close. “This is definitely your fault.”

“Is this where you decide to kick me out again?”

“No,” I say. “This is where we fuck.” I drag her mouth to mine, and kiss her, telling myself that fucking is all this can be, reminding myself of the debt and the secret I legally cannot share. The secret that she’d never stay silent over if she knew.

I tell myself to get lost in the taste of her, defiant and yet submissive at the same time, in that way that defines this woman. I tell myself to just enjoy the moment, and I do. I waste no time getting naked and pulling her down the throbbing length of my cock. I waste no time driving into her. I waste no time getting lost in her touch, her kisses, her moans. And later, much later, when I’ve laid us down and pulled her next to me on the couch, I hold her, listening to her breathing slow and even out. I’m acutely aware that she is a woman caught in the middle of a debt that has to be paid, destined to hate me. It’s why this has to stay just sex. It’s why no matter how deep I go with her, I cannot get too close.

DIRTY. RICH. AND UNDENIABLY SEXY. Each book in the Dirty Rich series features a couple that’s ready to fight dirty for their love.

There are currently three books available now, and FIVE upcoming books available for pre-order!

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT series.

In addition to the success of Lisa’s INSIDE OUT series, she has published many successful titles. The TALL, DARK AND DEADLY series and THE SECRET LIFE OF AMY BENSEN series, both spent several months on a combination of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling lists. Lisa is also the author of the bestselling WHITE LIES and LILAH LOVE series.

Prior to publishing Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by the Dallas Women’s Magazine. In 1998 Lisa was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.

 

Bring Me Back Here by A.M. Guilliams Release Blitz with Review & Giveaway ($25 Amazon gift card + signed paperback of Bring Me Back Here (1 winner, US only)

15 Aug

 

Title: Bring Me Back Here
Author: A.M. Guilliams
Genre: Cowboy Romance/Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 15, 2018

 

Blurb
Four years ago, I left my heart behind in Colorado, the place I thought
I’d always call my home. 
My arms ached to hug my parents and siblings. 
My mind bled with the possibilities that I’d left behind. 
My heart hurt with the reason I had to leave in the first place. 
Who knew coming back home would be so hard?
I did. 
Which is why I hadn’t returned until my mother insisted on throwing me
a graduation party. 
The memories were too much to bear. 
The heartache still weighed heavy on my heart. 
One man caused my life to tilt on its axis and never to regain its
footing. 
Now that I was home, I had one more tough choice to make. 
If only he would allow me that opportunity. 
If only he knew how to leave well enough alone. 
If only he didn’t insist on finding a way to bring me back here. 
If only…



Danielle’s Review
5 STARS
Wonderfully written second chance romance!!
Ainsleigh moved across the country when she went off to college to escape the heartache and memories that were too painful to face. Four years later, she has graduated and returned home to Colorado to her family. Only, it’s her ex-boyfriend, Gentry, that picks her up from the airport and he wants answers to why she ran away. Ainsleigh must finally deal with the reasons she ran and talk to Gentry like she should have 4 years ago. Will these two finally be able to heal their hearts and move forward? Gentry doesn’t want to move forward without Ainsleigh back by his side but can he convince her that they are still right for each other even after everything went wrong? 
This is my first book by this author but definitely won’t be my last! It was a beautiful story about so much more than romantic love. I loved the bond between Ainsleigh and her brothers, Holden in particular. Ainsleigh’s best friends are also the greatest friends one could have and offer so much support to her and the story. This story is very well written and flowed from the start. I can’t wait to read more from this author!! I highly recommend this book!


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Author Bio
A.M. Guilliams is a romantic suspense and women’s fiction
author who currently resides in Virginia with her husband, three children, and
fur babies. Books, flip flops, coffee, chocolate, The Walking Dead, and Chicago
Fire are just a few of her obsessions. Her love of books began with novels by
Stephen King, Mary Higgins Clark, and the poetry of Edgar Allan Poe. When she’s
not writing, you can find her down by the river with her family, curled up on
the couch with a good book, or watching her favorite movies and television
shows.

 

 

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Until We Are Gone by Gia Riley Release Day Blitz with 5-Star Review

30 Jul

Until We Are Gone, an all-new
Standalone Emotional Romance by Gia Riley is NOW LIVE!!

 

I wanted a family with Cash.We had dreams –building a house, kids, a dog, and, yes, even the white picket
fence.

Or so I’m told.

I don’t remember anything about my husband. Not the wedding or the vows we
shared.

The past ten years were erased and with time, they’re supposed to come back.

But this isn’t your typical case of amnesia

What if I’m not supposed to remember?

What if I was meant to forget?

Maybe I don’t want my old life back.

Because if the accident hadn’t happened, I wouldn’t have uncovered the truth.

Losing my memory wasn’t tragic.

Losing my memory was fate.

 
 

Danielle’s Review
5 STARS

I love everything written by Gia Riley and this one is no exception!!

Meadow wakes in the hospital but doesn’t recognize the man at her bedside, holding her hand. She finds out he is her husband, Cash, but has no recollection of him or the past several years of her life. Meadow and Cash are hopeful that the amnesia may only be temporary and as soon as she is well enough, she goes home with Cash to recover from her injuries. A few months later, her memory is no closer to coming back but Meadow knows she is not happy with Cash and the life she now has. The only way to escape the pain in her mind and heart is to lose herself in the bottle. When she blacks out, she at least has the memories of her beloved grandmother to comfort her.

Cash cannot convince Meadow to love him again and is fighting a losing battle trying to get Meadow to adjust to this life with him. He spends his days and nights in a war with her and her newfound addiction to alcohol. He never knows what is going to happen next with Meadow’s erratic behavior but will do anything to get her to stay. Cash knows that rehab is Meadow’s only hope at this point but if he forces her to go, will she resent him forever?

Will Meadow’s memory return? Will Cash and Meadow find their way back to each other?

When I started reading this book, my heart was pulled in one direction but in the back of my mind, I kept wondering about what Meadow couldn’t remember. This book took some twists and turns that were completely unexpected. I loved the journey Meadow took to rediscover her happiness and feel she got the ending she deserved. Gia Riley is never afraid to deal with serious issues, real addictions and struggles, but always does so with style and grace and this book is no different. I will always be a huge fan of Gia and look forward to reading what she comes up with next.


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About Gia Riley
Author Gia Riley has
been in love with writing romance since high school when she took her very
first creative writing class. From the small but mighty state of Delaware,
she’s a country girl at heart, traveling back to her roots in Pennsylvania as
often as she can.
While New Adult and
Contemporary romance have been her passion, she’s dabbled with more erotic
plotlines lately, enjoying discovering the sexier side of love with each story
she pens. After all, she’s a lover of all things romance – a firm believer that
everyone deserves their
happily ever after
no matter what it takes to get there.
When she’s not
writing, you can find her roaming the aisles of Kirkland’s, up to her elbows in
Play-doh, or trying to hunt down spoilers for her favorite reality television
show.
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Church (Church Duet #1) by Stylo Fantome Release Blitz with Review

20 Jul

 

Title: CHURCH.

Series: Church Duet #1

Author: Stylo Fantôme
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: July 20, 2018
Blurb
A broken girl.
An unusual boy.
A beautiful face
that hides a dark secret and an ugly past.
Sealed lips which
hide wicked words and dangerous thoughts.
She would kill for
him to love her.
He just wants to
kill.
Maybe, if Emma
Hartley prays hard enough, Church Logan can make both their wishes come true.
Fuse, meet match. 

 


Danielle’s Review
4 STARS
Emma Hartley has endured a life of hell thanks to her conniving mother. Even now that she is an adult, she cannot escape her due to her manipulations and extorting her. Emma is hopeful that she will soon be free of her mom but suddenly there is light in her world through her new stepbrother, Church.

Maybe this whole time, I should’ve been looking for someone as fucked up as me. Maybe two broken pieces can be glued together to make a whole.

Church Logan is a mysterious loner that seems to be mute. Emma is able to connect with him and “hear” him talk to her and then one day, he finally speaks to her out loud and she feels a special connection to him.

You don’t scare me. I see you, Church Logan,” she whispered. His eyes fell shut, then his head fell forward until their foreheads were touching. “You’re going to break me,” he whispered back.

Have these two found their solace from the demons of their past?

This is a very unique story and I really enjoyed it. This is more than a dark read, it’s a psychological thriller full of twists and turns. Church is book 1 of this duet and I am anxious to see how this story ends. This book is told in dual POV which is my favorite to read. This is my first book by this author but won’t be my last.


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Author Bio
Crazy woman from a remote location in Alaska (where the need for a creative mind is a necessity!), I have been writing since … forever? Yeah, that sounds about right. I have been told that I remind people of Lucille Ball – I also see shades of Jennifer Saunders, and Denis Leary. So basically, I laugh a lot, I’m clumsy a lot, and I say the F-word A LOT.

I like dogs more than I like most people, and I don’t trust anyone who doesn’t drink. No, I do not live in an igloo, and no, the sun does not set for six months out of the year, there’s your Alaska lesson for the day. I have mermaid hair – both a curse and a blessing – and most of the time I talk so fast, even I can’t understand me.

Yeah. I think that about sums me up.

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Sweet Fire (Into the Fire Series) by J.H. Croix Blog Tour with Review and Giveaway ($25 Amazon Giftcard)

18 Jul

Today we have the blog tour for SWEET FIRE by J.H. Croix! Check out the blog tour and be sure to grab your copy!

Title: SWEET FIRE

Autor: J.H. Croix

Genre: Contemporary Romance

About SWEET FIRE:

Charlie Lane doesn’t have time for fairytales. Jesse Franklin might be handsome, and perhaps dangerously sexy, but she doesn’t have time.

Jesse finds Dr. Lane uptight and oh-so-professional, yet he can’t help but be drawn to her. He’d love to see her with her hair down—in more ways than one.

Charlie’s life is complicated. She’s taking care of her ailing mother and stumbling through a crash course in parenting a teenager. Her niece has spiky purple hair and an attitude for days. The last thing on Charlie’s mind is romance. Most especially not romance with her neighbor Jesse whose a hotshot firefighter and has the side effect of practically setting her on fire.

The first time Jesse sees Charlie with her guard down, he’s hooked. She’s brilliant, gorgeous, and challenges him in ways he never expected. He knows her life is complicated. He doesn’t do complicated. Or so he thought.

Jesse ends up surprising Charlie again and again. He’s much more than a hotshot firefighter who’s too handsome for his own good. She finds she just might want him to rescue her. Yet, she’s independent and has pieced together her small family’s life in the aftermath of painful, unexpected losses.

She finds herself falling for Jesse—hard. Passion burns hot and fast between them, threatening to burn her defenses to ash. All the while, she’s facing painful choices as she tries to take care of her mother and learn how to be a mother to a cranky teenager who tests her emotional limits daily. She’s not used to depending on anyone, much less believing in happily-ever-after.

Meanwhile, Jesse is fighting to prove to Charlie he can be the man she needs—when she doesn’t even believe she needs anyone’s help. Charlie fights against letting herself be vulnerable. All the while her heart is in so deep with Jesse, she doesn’t know how to protect herself.

Jesse’s strength is intoxicating, so much so, Charlie can’t help but fall a little harder for him.

 

Danielle’s Review

4 STARS

Dr. Charlie Lane is doing her best to fit in as the new doctor in town. She has a lot on her plate, dealing with the recent deaths of her father and sister, adopting her sister’s teenage daughter, her mother has dementia and she is working full time. Charlie doesn’t feel like she has any room in her life for anything else but sweet, sexy firefighter, Jesse, may just have her rethinking that.
Jesse is a hotshot firefighter that loves his job and his friends. He isn’t looking for love or any kind of commitment but when he meets the new doctor in town, he can’t ignore the attraction he feels toward her. When he finally sees the doctor let her hair down, literally and figuratively, he sees another side to her that makes her all the more enticing. Jesse knows she has a lot of baggage but is determined to make her see that he is more than willing to help carry the load.
Will Jesse be able to prove to Charlie that she does have room in her life for love?
This story had it all – sweet, heartwarming moments and swoony, hot and sexy times between Jesse and Charlie. I loved the relationship that builds between these two as well as the bond Jesse forms with Charlie’s mother and niece. I loved how this book is set in a small town in Alaska and all the small town feels of the community. This is not the first book in this series, but can be read as a standalone. This is my first read by this author and I really enjoyed her writing style and will definitely check out her books in the future.

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USA Today Bestselling Author J. H. Croix lives in a small town in the historical farmlands of Maine with her husband and two spoiled dogs. Croix writes steamy contemporary romance with strong independent women and rugged alpha men who aren’t afraid to show some emotion. Her love for quirky small-towns and the characters that inhabit them shines through in her writing. Take a walk on the wild side of romance with her bestselling novels!

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