Friday, February 10, 2023

The Certainty of Chance by: Jacquelyn Middleton

The Certainty of Chance
Author: Jacquelyn Middleton
Published: October 2021
Publisher: Kirkwall Books
Format: ARC Paperback
Pages: 312
Rating: 4/5
Summary: 
THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT DECEMBER…

Madeleine Joy is feeling more meh than merry. When an Icelandic volcano erupts six days before Christmas, hazardous ash congests European airspace, canceling flights indefinitely—including the thirtysomething's connection to Paris. Stranded alone in London, separated from her sister, and with the devastating one-year anniversary of her best friend’s tragic death just days away, Madeleine has never felt less festive. And as if things couldn’t get worse, the cute guy driving the cab to her hotel won’t shut up about carolers and tinsel…

Julian Halliwell is one of life’s sunny optimists. A former music journalist, he’s embraced his love for London by starting his own black cab business, enthusiastically ferrying passengers from one historic landmark to another. But life hasn’t always been easy for Julian. Having navigated several life-changing setbacks including a cruel betrayal by his former fiancée, Julian remains hopeful that he’ll meet somebody kind, who shares his love of music, his corgi named Winnie, and of course, the magic of Christmas time in London.

Despite being an unlikely match, fate seems determined to throw them together. But can the grieving American find joy again in a world where the lights have all but dimmed?


Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Needing You Close by: Kennedy Fox

Needing You Close (Lawton Ridge Duet Series)
Author: Kennedy Fox
Published: August 2020
Publisher: Kennedy Fox
Format: E-Book
Pages: 314
Rating: 5/5
Summary:
Working with my ex-boyfriend is no easy task—especially when he looks good enough to eat. Flirting with the past is like playing with fire, and I’m bound to get burned. 

I should ignore my feelings for him, but I can’t when our happily ever after is finally so close. Threats and ultimatums are made, and revelations nearly bring me to my knees. Since we can’t stay away from each other, he’s determined to fight to be with me until the end.

Tyler will be mine—no matter who stands in my way.

NEEDING YOU CLOSE is book 2 in the Tyler & Gemma duet and must be read in order.

Sunday, February 5, 2023

Hot for the Bartender by: Alexandria Goncalves

Hot for the Bartender
Author: Alexandria Goncalves
Published: March 2022
Publisher: Alexandria Goncalves
Format: Paperback
Pages: 70
Rating: 4/5
Summary:

When the woman I once loved walks into my bar, the life I’ve built is shattered.

I fled everything I’ve ever known for a small town, forced to run from the motorcycle club I considered family after a deal gone wrong.

After thirty years of laying low, my past has caught up to me in the gorgeous, green-eyed form of Roxanne Archer.

She was my world back then. One look at her now, wearing that crest I once wore with pride, and it all comes rushing back. Everything we had… and how I ruined it all.

But I’m not running this time. I’ve been given a second chance, and I’ll do whatever it takes to make her mine.

Friday, February 3, 2023

Whispers of You by: Catherine Cowles

Whispers of You (Lost & Found Series #1)
Author:
Catherine Cowles
Published: January 2023
Publisher: Page Smith LLC
Pages: 334
Format: ARC E-Book
Rating: 5/5
Summary:

One night—a single bullet—cost me everything.

My body, broken beyond repair. The boy I’d thought was my forever. The life I’d always dreamt of.

Now, Holt’s back. And he’s no longer a boy, but a man with shadows in his eyes and demons haunting him.

He says he’s here to make things right. To get back a little bit of all we’ve lost. And he doesn’t show any signs of leaving the small town that has been my refuge.

As stolen moments turn to days, Holt’s around every corner. With his burning stare and lingering touches. Before long, my walls come crashing down and I’m just hoping that taking this second chance isn’t as reckless as it feels.

But not everyone is happy that Holt has returned. As tragedy strikes again, I’m the one left in the crosshairs. And Holt might not be able to save me this time…

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Behind the Scenes by Karelia Stetz-Waters

Behind the Scenes
Author:
Karelia Stetz-Waters
Publisher: Forever Romance
Published: January 2023
Format: ARC E-Book
Pages: 352
Rating: 4/5
Summary
:

Business consultant Rose Josten might not have officially reached “pug lady” middle age, but she’s already got the pugs—along with their little Gucci coats and trash-lovin’ appetites. Still, life is good, with her work, her sisters, and a secret hobby creating incredibly tactile (if surprisingly sexy) mindfulness videos. So why does it feel like it’s not quite enough? Which is exactly when former filmmaker Ash Stewart enters camera left, and Rose’s world suddenly goes full technicolor . . .


Ash never looks at anyone. Not since her ex ripped her heart from her chest in Spielberg-esque style, crushing Ash’s reputation, dreams, and directorial career in one brutal blow. But Rose is altogether different. She’s curvy, beautiful, and just so damn put together. And her business expertise might be Ash’s best bet for getting her last film—and her last chance—financed. Now if they can just keep their attraction under wraps, Ash’s lost dream could finally come true. But are they creating movie magic . . . or setting the stage for disaster?

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