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Nearly Yours by Charlotte Eve

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REVIEWED BY Ann Meemken

Nearly Yours by Charlotte Eve
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

In the end of barely yours I wanted to smack Chrissie upside the head for leaving William and Tabitha the way she did. I felt so sad for them both.

Nearly Yours William hires a private investigator to find Chrissie. The investigator does not have much to go on. It was not until William received an email that he had hope of finding her. When he finds her they are reunited once again. I have seen both William and Chrissie grow in this book. Their relationship is stronger than ever.

I enjoyed William laying down the law with his mom. It seemed that things between Chrissie and William's mom were getting better but I still don't trust her.

The ending ends in a cliffhanger. I now want to smack William and say open your eye's moron. I can't wait for next book to see what is gonna happen next.

"I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book."
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Mr. President by Katy Evans

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REVIEWED BY Melinda Lazar

Mr. President by Katy Evans
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Mr President by Katy Evans.

Adored. Breathtaking. Charming. Delicious. Enchanting. Forbidden. I could go through each letter of the alphabet and describe this book but the letters that stick out the most are L because I freaking LOVED Mr President (both the book and the candidate) and R because this was ROMANCE at its finest.

I fell in love with the synopsis when it was initially shared and consider myself extremely lucky to have received an arc from the author to read and review this first book in a new series. There's always so much hype surrounding a new Katy Evans book and they never fail to live up to that hype. Mr President had me gripped in its hooks from the word go and it didn't let go until the very last page was turned.

Matthew effing Hamilton is the independent candidate for presidency and recruits Charlotte, a girl he's known since she was a child but hasn't seen in years, to …

Secrets of an Alpha Male by J.D. Hawkins

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REVIEWED BY Isa Jones

Secrets of an Alpha Male by J.D. Hawkins
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I don't generally read MMA books but this one caught my attention from the moment I read the blurb.

Connor "Alpha Male" Anderson has the world at his feet. He is your typical arrogant, cocky and deliciously handsome fighter. He is approaching the two most important fights of his career, he is at that point when you make it or go home, when you prove the world what you are really made of and and he is giving it all and making sure people know he is ready, he is unbeatable and he is the best, only....he isn't.
Connor is too much talk and no action, he needs to stop all the noise in head to really be the best, enters Frankie.

Frankie bless her I completely loved her character, she is the typical boho girl who loves all spiritual things and has dedicated her life to study all about how to get your body in the best mind set, as a yoga instructor she knows meditation and how to tuned out…

For All the Right Reasons by Ann Lister

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For All the Right Reasons by Ann Lister
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

For All The Right Reasons focuses on Ben, lead singer in Reckless and Sydney a professional photographer hired to follow his band and document behind the scenes.

I liked Ben tremendously. A rock star that is still a good guy with a plan and morals. His brother Simon, not so much. Didn't care for Simon at all. Ben is crazy about Sydney and wants a chance together. He is a novice photographer on the side and is very interested in her and her work.



Sydney I couldn't really connect with. I understand she had her reasons for how she was but feel like it pushed a bit to far. I grew to like her a bit more at the end of the book but overall didn't really care for her.


Ben carried the book for me and I loved his patience and tenacity with Sydney.

There are a couple good twist in the book that keep the story moving and give it a tad of a dark side. This is my third Ann Lister rocker romance and I think Covered in Lace…

Water Skippers by Jennifer Julie Miller

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REVIEWED BY Becky Cox

Water Skippers by Jennifer Julie Miller
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Water Skippers is an interesting take on paranormal. It is different which I like. I read a lot so something different always interest me.

Miller revealed this story like an onion, layer by layer. Her style kept me turning pages.

Eden a young beautiful sheltered girl befalls a tragedy. In doing so she discovers the water skippers.

"They are her little soldiers, never failing her with their constant vigilance over the Earth. They use their magic to clean the waters, heal the damaged land, and the forest."

Walter, well he is just an evil sad man. He had all the wealth anyone could ask for but...

"Unfortunately, Walter had a problem. He was a man consumed with hatred. His cruelty for humans and animals was legendary."

Kyle might not have been the perfect son to some, but I thought he was wonderful. Kindness in his heart and a zest for life. Nora thought he was pretty adorable as well.

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Black Ink: Part lll by N.M. Catalano

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REVIEWED BY Becky Cox

Black Ink: Part III by N.M. Catalano
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

You lucky people don't have to wait on all three installments as they are all out now!

Part III is intriguing and suspenseful. I didn't stop reading until I finished Alex and Gemma's story.

Alex will stop at nothing until Gemma and his empire are safe. What he does behind the scenes of his business are crucial to so many and his love for Gemma is forefront in his mind.

"The f___ Four Horsemen are thundering through me, tearing me to f___ shreds.

Catalano wove an enthralling story and it was a pleasure to watch it unfold page by page.

This is installment does not have as much of the sexy time but a well written thriller. Hats off Ms. Catalano.

"This isn't about justice.
This isn't about retribution.
This is about vengeance.


A five star ending to an exciting thriller with some five star sexy time.

I was gifted a copy for an honest review.

Reviewed by Becky for Jo&IsaLoveB…

Without a Doubt by Ann Lister

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REVIEWED BY Tina Shobe

Without a Doubt by Ann Lister
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I'm going to start off by saying I absolutely loved this book. This is the very first book I have read by this author and I am so glad that I was given a copy of this book for an honest review. I am definitely following this author now and look forward to reading other books by her.

Callie (Callista) is a best selling author and is having difficulties writing her next book. With a deadline looming her editor has her stay in Martha's Vineyard for the winter hoping a change of scenery is just what Callie needs to get her creativity flowing. I think it so neat that a romance author is writing about a romance author. Who can relate to a character better than that! I could actually feel Callie's struggles with her writer's block.

Her seriously hot neighbor, Jackson Brody and her become very good friends. They are both leery of 'relationships' . Jackson was dealt the biggest blow a person ca…

An Early Spring by Ann Lister

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REVIEWED BY Tina Shobe

An Early Spring by Ann Lister
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Colby is on a mandatory work retreat in the mountains in Colorado. She doesn't want to be there and is making everyone miserable with her attitude. She is faced with a situation that makes her so mad that she stomps off outside on her own.

In the meantime a winter storm is moving in and all the cabins are being evacuated. Colby is nowhere to be seen.
Nick, who works with the Search and Rescue Team for the Colorado Sun Ridge Ski Resort stays behind to find Colby. It's too late to evacuate once she is found. They stay in the cabin waiting out the storm. Being confined in close quarters makes attractions build. Those two have some serious heat.

I don't know if I could be as nice as Nick was to Colby with her attitude but he could see beyond her prickliness to the person she really is. He made her open up. That just shows what a wonderful person Nick is. Personally, she was grating on my nerves.

They …

Taking Care of Leah by Charlotte Howard

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REVIEWED BY Ann Meemken

Taking Care of Leah by Charlotte Howard
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Leah is a english teacher looking forward to a 6 week break from school. She is living with her sister and brother in law since her break up from the ex. She enjoys her job and has sexual fantasies about the school caretaker Ty. They have a drunken encounter that leads to much more. Ty has a bad boy past and is into BDSM. How will Leah react when she finds out about his past? Can she put her past relationship behind her and move on with Ty?

I felt Leah's struggle about her past relationship and it made her stronger. Ty may have a bad boy past but he knows what he wants in life.
I enjoyed the story and the character's.

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Behind Closed Doors by Lisa Renee Jones

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REVIEWED BY Becky Cox

Behind Closed Doors by Lisa Renee Jones
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Behind Closed Doors in a mystery, thriller, romance. Shew that was a mouthful, lol.

We have a poker player just doing his thing; that is poker playing, drinking, and uh pursuing female companionship for the night. Jason is at the top of his career, living large until his world takes a turn for the worse. A woman scorned and all that.

Skye is trying to save money for law school, her ultimate dream. She meets a new friend who suggest storage building auction and then things get sketchy.

Skye and Jason work together to solve a mystery. They need to occupy themselves during the interim I guess because they get down and dirty. Jason is enthralled by Skye and she is just lusty after him.

Lisa Renee gives us humor, intrigue and some serious between the sheets, against walls...sexy time.

This sexy thriller is an enjoyable read.

I was gifted a copy for an honest review.

Reviewed by Becky for Jo&IsaLoveBo…

Covered In Lace: The Lacey Sheridan Story by Ann Lister

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REVIEWED BY Becky Cox

Covered In Lace: The Lacey Sheridan Story by Ann Lister
My rating: 5 of 5 stars



Covered In Lace is a sexy romance with a side of dark. I enjoyed Sheet Music, but liked this one even more.

Lacey is a sexy rocker chick who is comfortable in her sexuality. Never has any trouble reeling in the men until she meets her new landlord for her temporary rental cottage. Flynn seems to take no notice of her and just generally dislikes Lacey. Well, that just gives her more of a challenge.

Flynn is being dismissive of Lacey's advances for self preservation. He knows she is just the type he will fall for and he doesn't want to go down that road...again.

I loved Flynn and his overall goodness. Yes, he is good looking but he is so much more than that. Wholesome, Mr. Fix-it, Mc Hotty.

There are some dark chapters in this read that carry over from a character in Sheet Music. He is a despicable character but add depth to the story.

I got to spend some time with Annie and M…

Lured In by Laura Drewry

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REVIEWED BY Micky Barnard

Lured In by Laura Drewry
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is my second jaunt with this series and book two was my favourite so far. I'm here to tell you that fishing is sexy; yes, I do mean that. This whole concept has caused some chuckles with book friends but it does work. At the core of this series is a family trying to pull together with somewhat fractured relationships to make their island fishing trips financially stable. I get that gutting a fish is not the height of a sexy scene but Laura Drewry managed to make it so.

Jessie was introduced in book one and I've been itching to get to her story because she's the character that really caught my eye. Finn (I kid you not, the man has a fish-related name) is one of the owners but he is a fair, honest man with new found passion. This is a great friends-to-more story with such a depth of friendship behind it that it was an enjoyable burn to the something more. The chemistry made for fun reading and t…

A Place in the Sun by R.S. Grey

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REVIEWED BY Melinda Lazar

A Place in the Sun by R.S. Grey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A Place In The Sun by RS Grey

I absolutely fell in love with Georgie when we met her in The Summer Games and was thrilled to learn we'd get her story. I thought she was one hell of a supporting character; she was fun, had exuberance, and was full of life. All such wonderful traits. She certainly carries these traits over to her own book, and adds in some determination, warmth, and a LOT of heart. If possible, I adore her even more now. Georgie has escaped from London to Italy to get away from her matchmaking mama and hopes to find love (and herself) in the beautiful seaside village of Vernazza. She has her work cut out for her with Gianluca. If you look up stubborn in the dictionary, I'm certain you'll find a picture of his deliciousness right there. He's gorgeous, grumpy, and his heart belongs to someone else. He won't allow anyone else to take space in his heart but he meets his ma…

Black Swan Affair by K.L. Kreig

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REVIEWED BY Micky Barnard

Black Swan Affair by K.L. Kreig
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Mind. Blown.

It's been a long while since I've read a book so angsty that it's almost unbearable. Black Swan Affair makes it clear from page one that this will be a read of discomfort but that it is compelling. I read the blurb before publication and just knew I had to read this and whilst I don't normally pre-order, I did in this case. KL Kreig is a 'new to me author' but she has well and truly placed herself on my radar and I would encourage you to also give this book a go.

This story centres on a love triangle that feels forbidden, two men and one woman. The weaving of this story and their actions was complex beyond what you might first suspect from the blurb. The story of Maverick and her love for two men Kael and Killan is both deep and superficial at times. One thing is clear, the men are consistent in their love.

"Can I live my life without her, feeling as if I've h…

Breeze of Life by Kirsty Dallas

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REVIEWED BY Becky Cox

Breeze of Life by Kirsty Dallas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Kirsty took something ugly, cancer, and wrote a beautiful story.

Bree is suffering silently and basically alone. Her neighbor George is a great sense of comfort and help to her but she has no one else to help her in this horrible journey.

"I had eclipsed sadness months ago and now I existed in a deep well of nothing."

She has loved Harper her whole life. He is her best friend and she his. Harper comes home and and is determined not to let her lie in bed and waste away.

"I'm not going to accept that you will die sooner rather than later. I will only accept life."

My bestie is battling breast cancer as I write this review. I felt Harper's sentiment the night she told me and held on tight. Cancer touches all of us at some point in our lives. What Harper does for Bree is lovely and so heartwarming. I shed more than one tear reading Breeze of Life as it touched me and gave me hope I wa…

Black Ink: Part lll by N.M. Catalano

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REVIEWED BY Ann Meemken

Black Ink: Part III by N.M. Catalano
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

In part 3 Alexander getting ready to head to China and figure out who is threatening his empire and why? He knows somehow it is connected to Gemma's ex husband that swindled 3 million dollars from him. He wants to find out who is responsible not only for himself but also to keep the woman he loves safe from harm. He will stop at nothing to bring justice to those that are behind it.

The conclusion of Black Ink part 3 is explosive. My initial reaction after I read it was "Holy crap was that intense." This story has you from the beginning and holds you captive until the end. There are so many twists and turns. There is also few instances where I screamed o my gosh no way. I was blown away by the conclusion of this series.

I highly recommend Black Ink Series and I am sure you will love it just as much as I do. I am excited to read Rico's story and a few other's that are in the works.