Review: Meet Cute by Helena Hunting

Meet Cute
by Helena Hunting
Publisher: Forever
Publication date: April 9, 2019
Genre: Romance
Rating:

Talk about an embarrassing introduction. On her first day of law school, Kailyn ran—quite literally—into the actor she crushed on as a teenager, ending with him sprawled on top of her. Mortified to discover the Daxton Hughes was also a student in her class, her embarrassment over their meet-cute quickly turned into a friendship she never expected. Of course, she never saw his betrayal coming either…

Now, eight years later, Dax is in her office asking for legal advice. Despite her anger, Kailyn can’t help feeling sorry for the devastated man who just became sole guardian to his thirteen-year-old sister. But when her boss gets wind of Kailyn’s new celebrity client, there’s even more at stake than Dax’s custody issues: if she gets Dax to work at their firm, she’ll be promoted to partner.

The more time Kailyn spends with Dax and his sister, the more she starts to feel like a family, and the more she realizes the chemistry they had all those years ago is as fresh as ever. But will they be able to forgive the mistakes of the past, or will one betrayal lead to another?

 

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Review: Ignite on Contact by Jaci Burton

Ignite on Contact
(Brotherhood by Fire #2)
by Jaci Burton
Publisher: Berkley
Publication date: Feb. 4, 2020
Genre: Romance
Rating:

Relationships. Firefighter Rafe Donovan avoids them whenever possible. He loves dating women, but he makes sure they know up front that he’s in it for fun, great sex and nothing more.

Fun. As an ER nurse and official caretaker of her disabled grandfather, Carmen Lewis doesn’t have time for fun. But Rafe has been there for Carmen–and her grandfather–time and again, and he’s clearly interested in her. She knows he’s a player, but she’s tempted by his charm and incredible body. And maybe a little fun isn’t a bad thing, as long as she keeps her heart away from this fiery game she’s enjoying with a very hot man.

Love. It doesn’t take Rafe long to realize that until now he’s only been playing at romance. With Carmen he feels searing passion and heart-tugging emotion for the first time. Now he has to convince Carmen that what they have together is the real deal.

 

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I’m ready for shamrocks!

 


I’m linking this post to Sunday Post, and It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

 

This year is just kicking my butt. So, I started the month in the hospital. I started to not feel well at work, and thought nothing of it until I got worse as the night progressed. I spent the night in the ER as they tried to bring down the pain and nausea that I was experiencing. In the end, they still weren’t able to figure out what was wrong with me, and thought maybe I just came in contact with some severe stomach bug or something. When I got back to work I realized that others were out from the same symptoms. The last handful of months have been awful at work with everyone getting sick. We’ve had both strands of flu, stomach bugs, phenomia, and just everything and anything come through our offices. I got my flu shot this year, so I was hoping to dodge the bullet this year, but apparently my body wasn’t prepared for the stomach bug that came my way. Needless to say, I don’t ever want to see the inside of the ER again.

Considering how my reading has been previously, I feel like I killed it this month. I really pushed myself to read this month. I used to have so many reviews saved up for later, but lately it’s been a read and post kind of schedule. I really need to sit down and get more books and reviews in because this year is going to be crazy busy. I already have plans to go to Comic-Con, there’s a family vacation planned in Florida, and a couple other side trips scheduled for various work and family events. Basically, I need to start cracking and get some reviews in my reserve.

 

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Review: Beauty and the Beast by Hannah Howell

Beauty and the Beast
by Hannah Howell
Publisher: Zebra
Publication date: Dec. 30, 2014
Genre: Historical Romance
Rating:

On the eve of her wedding to the heir of Saiturn Manor, the stunningly beautiful Gytha is shocked to learn that her betrothed, a man she barely knew, is dead. Now she must marry the new heir, Thayer Saiturn, a battle-hardened knight known as the Red Devil. . .

With a face scarred in battle and a heart broken in love, Thayer has no interest in marriage. But not even the Red Devil can break the promise his foster-father made years ago and soon finds himself married to a woman whose exquisite beauty and sweet innocence intrigue him. But can his new bride look beyond his scars to find a hidden passion and undying love locked deep inside him?

 

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Review: The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez

The Friend Zone
by Abby Jimenez
Publisher: Forever
Publication date: June 11, 2019
Genre: Romance
Rating:

Kristen Petersen doesn’t do drama, will fight to the death for her friends, and has no room in her life for guys who just don’t get her. She’s also keeping a big secret: facing a medically necessary procedure that will make it impossible for her to have children.

Planning her best friend’s wedding is bittersweet for Kristen—especially when she meets the best man, Josh Copeland. He’s funny, sexy, never offended by her mile-wide streak of sarcasm, and always one chicken enchilada ahead of her hangry. Even her dog, Stuntman Mike, adores him. The only catch: Josh wants a big family someday. Kristen knows he’d be better off with someone else, but as their attraction grows, it’s harder and harder to keep him at arm’s length.

 

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Review: Walk Me Home by Liza Kendall

Walk Me Home
(Silverlake Ranch #1)
by Liza Kendall
Publisher: Berkley Romance
Publication date: Jan. 7, 2020
Genre: Romance
Rating:

Firefighter Jake Braddock is used to fixing things, and he’s never met a problem he couldn’t solve–except for his sweet ex-girlfriend Charlotte Nash.

Charlie Nash has been a big-city girl ever since her family made a clean break from their small town, after the tragedy that drove a wedge between Jake and her wealthy parents. She’s never gotten over abandoning Jake–and he hasn’t, either.

Then Charlie returns to Silverlake to stand as a bridesmaid opposite Jake in her cousin’s wedding. The event sparks awkwardness, laughter, and heartbreak as they dance to the tune of the craziest bride in the west…and repair broken family bonds.

Can their long-lost love find a second chance?

 

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Review: Pestilence by Laura Thalassa

Pestilence
(The Four Horsemen #1)
by Laura Thalassa
Publisher: Self-Published
Publication date: Sept. 14, 2018
Genre: Fantasy Dystopia Romance
Rating:

They came to earth—Pestilence, War, Famine, Death—four horsemen riding their screaming steeds, racing to the corners of the world. Four horsemen with the power to destroy all of humanity. They came to earth, and they came to end us all.

When Pestilence comes for Sara Burn’s town, one thing is certain: everyone she knows and loves is marked for death. Unless, of course, the angelic-looking horseman is stopped, which is exactly what Sara has in mind when she shoots the unholy beast off his steed.

Too bad no one told her Pestilence can’t be killed.

Now the horseman, very much alive and very pissed off, has taken her prisoner, and he’s eager to make her suffer. Only, the longer she’s with him, the more uncertain she is about his true feelings towards her … and hers towards him.

And now, well, Sara might still be able to save the world, but in order to do so, she’ll have to sacrifice her heart in the process.

 

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Review: Luke’s Dream by Melissa Haag

Luke’s Dream
(Judgement of the Six Companion Series #3)
by Melissa Haag
Publisher: Self-published
Publication date: Aug 9, 2016
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Rating:

Luke’s been kicked in the teeth by fate enough to know: nice guys finish last. He’s done being nice and waiting for his due.

Finding Bethony, another potential Mate, was supposed to be his chance at a true Mate. However, she’s young and afraid and needs time to get to know him first. Bethony has different plans. She’s willing to Claim Luke, but only to stop her terrifying dreams; she’s not interested in love or romance.

The closer the pair get to the Compound, the deeper the danger becomes. Luke isn’t the only wolf looking for Bethi. He must choose between Bethi’s safety and peace of mind, or his dream of finding a true Mate.

 

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A pretty crazy month

I’m linking this post to Sunday Post, and It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

 

I know it’s like a week  into the month of February, however, last week I was out sick with some serious stomach bug that brought me to the hospital. So, now that I’m all better and back to 100%, I thought it was time I do my January wrap up.

If you follow me on Instagram, then you might have seen the post announcing that we decided to keep the foster kitten. I had only planned to hold onto her until until the no-kill shelter had space for her, but after a month and a half of caring for her, I grew too attached to her. So, the Mister and I had a long talk about taking on another lil book sniffer and ultimately decided to keep her. My older cat may not be too thrilled with that decision, but I just couldn’t bear the thought of being yet another person who let her down and abandoned her.

Last month I also really cracked down on getting posts scheduled to go out way in advance. Which, came in handy because I made a last minute surprise flight across the country to surprise my mom for her birthday. I was so proud of myself because over the past couple of years, I’ve really struggled with getting posts out on a set schedule. I may have my reviews all typed up after I finish reading a book, but I just never seem to sit down and get them formatted for the blog until the day I plan to post them. So, last month I nailed it. I’m just hoping I can keep that trend going for the rest of the year.

 

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Review: Immortal Born by Lynsay Sands

Immortal Born
(Argeneau #30)
by Lynsay Sands
Publisher: Avon
Publication date: Sept. 24, 2019
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Rating:

A simple promise to protect her friend’s infant son has turned Allie Chambers’ existence upside down. Caring for—and feeding—an orphaned vampire baby has been tricky enough. But as little Liam grows, so does his appetite. He needs more blood than she can personally supply. And when her attempts to steal from a blood bank go awry, Allie wakes up surrounded by doctors, cops…and the gorgeous, mesmerizing Magnus, who she can neither trust nor resist.

Magnus never expected to find his life mate breaking into a blood bank. Clearly, Allie is already entwined with his world—in deeper, more dangerous ways than she realizes. A band of vicious rogue immortals is in pursuit, and Magnus’ first task is to keep her safe. His second: to awaken her to mind-blowing pleasure, and hope she’ll accept the life, and the passion, that only he can offer.

 

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