Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Sugar in Milk by: Thrity Umrigar

Sugar in Milk
Author: Thrity Umrigar
Published: October 2020
Publisher: Running Press Kids
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 48
Rating: 5/5
When I first came to this country, I felt so alone. A young immigrant girl joins her aunt and uncle in a new country that is unfamiliar to her. She struggles with loneliness, with a fierce longing for the culture and familiarity of home, until one day, her aunt takes her on a walk. As the duo strolls through their city park, the girl's aunt begins to tell her an old myth, and a story within the story begins.

A long time ago, a group of refugees arrived on a foreign shore. The local king met them, determined to refuse their request for refuge. But there was a language barrier, so the king filled a glass with milk and pointed to it as a way of saying that the land was full and couldn't accommodate the strangers. Then, the leader of the refugees dissolved sugar in the glass of milk. His message was clear: Like sugar in milk, our presence in your country will sweeten your lives. The king embraced the refugee, welcoming him and his people.

Thursday, November 24, 2022

The Joy of Us by Kennedy Fox

The Joy of Us (Love in Isolation series #6)
Author: Kennedy Fox
Publisher: Kennedy Fox
Published: November 2022
Format: BETA/ARC Ebook
Pages: 274
Rating: 5/5

What happens when your rental cabin ends up being a scam and you’re forced to stay with a sexy lumberjack? You try to avoid him and his annoying Christmas spirit because the last thing you have time for is love.

The Joy of Us is a reverse grumpy/sunshine, forced proximity standalone romance.

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Seducing the Cowboy by Kennedy Fox

Seducing the Cowboy (Circle B Ranch series #9)
Author: Kennedy Fox
Publisher: Kennedy Fox
Published: August 2022
Format: BETA/ ARC E-book
Pages: 278
Rating: 4.5/5
After leaving his hometown seven years ago, Payton hasn’t returned. One heartbreak was enough to turn him off relationships forever. As soon as he arrived at the Circle B Ranch, they treated him like family—something he’s never had—and he met the one woman he shouldn’t want.

He’s put her in the friend zone, but after agreeing to her proposition, he can’t hold back anymore.

Kaitlyn Bishop is the only woman on the ranch without a husband and kids. A family is all she’s ever wanted, but it’s never been in her cards. Since she’s turned thirty, she’s decided to go to the sperm bank or ask her best friend to knock her up.

She knows being friends with benefits is a bad idea, but she’s willing to take the risk.

Their agreement is purely transactional, but they’ll soon find themselves in too deep—something they’re too stubborn to admit. However, they only have nine months to figure it out.

**Seducing the Cowboy is a complete stand-alone and can be read without reading any of the other books or spin-off series, but if you prefer to read in order, start with Hitching the Cowboy as the characters and families do interconnect.**

Friday, June 24, 2022

Keeping You Away by: Kennedy Fox

Keeping You Away (Lawton Ridge Duet Series #1)
Author: Kennedy Fox
Published: July 2020
Publisher: Kennedy Fox
Format: E-Book
Pages: 278
Rating: 4.5/5
The last time I saw my little sister’s best friend, I was a soldier transitioning into civilian life and she had just graduated high school. We fell hard and fast for each other but it didn’t stop me from leaving at the end of the summer. 

Fast forward twelve years—I’m an ex-convict, her dad’s my new boss, and now she’s my co-worker. I’ll have to see her every day as if being back in my hometown isn’t torture enough.

I should walk away from her but this time I can’t. 

Gemma breaks down my walls and exposes the deeply rooted pain I’ve hidden. Old sparks quickly reignite, but I tell myself it means nothing—it can’t—especially since she’s engaged to another man. 

KEEPING YOU AWAY is a slow-burn, angsty second chance romance with lots of small-town, Southern drama. It's book 1 in the Tyler & Gemma duet and must be read first. 

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Tempting the Cowboy by Kennedy Fox

Tempting the Cowboy (Circle B Ranch Series #8)
Author: Kennedy Fox
Published: June 2022
Publisher: Kennedy Fox
Format: Beta/ARC E-Book
Pages: 299

Kane Bishop’s content with living and working on the ranch, but something is missing—a family of his own. After his twin brother married the woman he once loved, Kane has moved on and is now focusing on new things. When his best friend’s little sister re-enters his life, the attraction is undeniable, but the timing is all wrong.

He should keep his distance and not tempt fate, but he can’t get her out of his head.

Ivy’s had a secret crush on Kane for as long as she can remember. Although she’s an introverted bookworm who hasn’t dated much, she’s ready to go after him. He might be a six-foot-three, inked, muscular god who’s out of her league, but she wants him to be her first and only.

She’ll risk it all to get his attention, but it won’t be easy since he’s off-limits.

Giving in to temptation doesn’t come without consequences—it’ll either bring them together or tear them apart.

**Tempting the Cowboy is a complete stand-alone and can be read without reading any of the other books or spin-off series, but if you prefer to read in order, start with Hitching the Cowboy as the characters and families do interconnect.**

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

The Heart of Us by: Kennedy Fox

The Heart of Us (Love in Isolation #4)
Author: Kennedy Fox
Published: February 2022
Publisher: Kennedy Fox
Format: ARC E-Book
Pages: 252
Rating: 4.5/5
What happens when you’re on the run from your psycho ex-husband and your sexy younger boss goes into hiding with you to keep you safe? You slowly remember what it’s like to fall in love and hope he feels it too.

The Heart of Us is an older woman/younger man age gap, close proximity standalone romance.

Sunday, May 1, 2022

The End of Us by: Kennedy Fox

The End of Us (Love in Isolation #3)
Author: Kennedy Fox
Published: December 2021
Publisher: Kennedy Fox
Format: ARC E-Book
Pages: 236
Rating: 4.5/5
What happens when a stalker threatens your life and you’re flown to a private beach house with your sexy new bodyguard? You break the rules and hope he falls madly in love with you.

The End of Us is an age gap, bodyguard, forced proximity standalone romance.

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