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Thursday, October 28, 2021

🔖 REVIEW BLITZ 🔖 The Book Boyfriend by Carina Rose

The Book Boyfriend by Carina Rose

Release Date: October 28, 2021
Genres: Romance, Contemporary

After Callie’s debut romance novel is an unexpected hit, she thinks nothing can surprise her—until the man of her dreams seems to walk out of the book and into her life.

The last thing Callie Richardson expected was her debut romance novel, Ready to Fall, to top the charts. Nor did she think her readers would become obsessive over her book’s hero, Hudson Newman.

Life couldn’t get any stranger. But then her assistant announces that Hudson Newman wants to see her. She’s convinced her best friend is playing a joke on her, because no one in her office knows she’s written a book. Plus, the name is fictional, a mashup of famous actors.

So when the stunning man steps into her office, she thinks she must be dreaming. Except this Hudson Newman wears a scowl rather than a model-worthy smile. After confirming his name is in fact the same as her character’s, he proceeds to tell Callie that her book’s success has turned his orderly world upside down.

Not only that, but her readers have set out to make Hudson the hero of their hoped-for romances. After weeks of receiving gifts—from candy to lingerie to things that make Callie blush—Hudson has had enough and tells Callie she needs to get her overzealous fans off his back. He smiles smugly and gives her two choices—delist the book or date him.

That was the moment Callie found herself in a fake relationship with a real-life book boyfriend. 

My Review:

From the sweet cover to the intriguing synopsis, Carina Rose delivers a swoon worthy right out-of-a romance-novel story in her latest release, The Book Boyfriend. This entertaining and witty romance is a must-read!

At the beginning of the story we get to meet twenty-nine year old Callie Richardson, who works in the membership department at Shadow Oaks Country Club. Although working at one of the most exclusive clubs in Virginia keeps her busy, Callie has managed to finish writing her debut novel, Ready to Fall. Despite believing that marriage isn’t for everyone, she wants to give her character that moment, even if she doesn’t want that for herself.

It’s her encouraging friend, Gina, that helps Callie make her book a success by becoming her agent. By sending copies of the book to bloggers and influencers, the book quickly gains attention and it becomes a hit. Everyone is buzzing about its main character, Hudson Newman and everyone wants this hero as their book boyfriend. Until she gets an unexpected surprise when the real Hudson Newman makes her a visit demanding to take delist the book as it has turned his life upside down. He is attractive and so much like her character that people think that her character is based on him. Hudson wants to go back to his life and to do that he gives her two choices, to delist the book or date him. Callie has worked so hard to finish the book and she refuses to delist it, giving her no choice but to fake-date him until women get off his back. Yet, she wasn’t expecting to like the real Hudson Newman so much and soon her life begins to change. He wants more than she is willing to give and she is not sure if she is meant to have a happy ending.

At thirty-one years old, Hudson Newman prides himself in maintaining order everywhere he goes. To him order surpassed chaos, it was something his father had drilled into his head at a young age and it has stuck. His routine is always the same and it’s what got him to be successful at Logan Enterprises. That is until he started getting packages of all sorts of candy and lingerie in them that has him confused, all sent to him with the hashtag #ReadToFall. At first he thinks that he is getting pranked, yet it’s his assistant that finally tells him what’s going on and he doesn’t like it one bit. He sets on to find the author of the book and when he does, Hudson can’t believe how gorgeous she is. Callie does not back down when he tells her to delist the book and the only way to get other women to back away is to make them see that he is in a relationship. So he asks Callie to pretend to be his girlfriend and she accept. Little did he know that by spending more time with her, he would develop feelings for her and now he needs to convince her to their relationship a real shot.

I loved the overall concept of the story, it’s relatable to all of us whether we are authors, book bloggers or readers. We get to learn more about why Callie is so hesitant about being in a relationship and how that has affected her dating life. On the other hand, we also get to learn more about Hudson and how his orderly life has prevented him from pursuing what he truly loves. They weren’t expecting to find each other, but they are perfect for one another and we get to see them take that next step in their lives. The secondary characters truly made the story that much entertaining to read and the ending was perfect for them! I would highly recommend checking out this book, I cannot wait to read what Carina Rose comes up with next! :)

***I received an advanced copy from the publisher. All opinions are my own***

My Rating:

Meet Carina Rose:

Carina loves everything about romance. To her, it’s the little things that matter. She also believes in insta-love, since she knew her husband was the one the first day she met him.

When it comes to books, she uses them as an escape from reality. . . . to get swept away. Carina hopes her words do the same for her readers.

She’s a mother and wife and loves spending time with her family. She enjoys meeting new people, traveling, reading, watching sports, and, of course, relaxing on a beach.

Carina looks forward to sharing more love stories in her future novels. 

Thursday, October 21, 2021

🔖 BLOG TOUR 🔖 Love Language by Emma Hart {REVIEW}

Love Language by Emma Hart 

Release Date: October 19th 2021
Series: The Aristocrat Diaries #1
Genres: Romance, Contemporary

An aristocrat and a gardener walk into a bar, and the barman says—never mind. They walked into a shed, and they’re kissing. Oops.

My father trying to set me up with every eligible bachelor in England? Check.
A crazy aunt with even crazier goats who keep eating the flowerbeds? Check.
Me secretly moonlighting as the internet’s newest agony aunt and fixing relationships one love language at a time? Check.
One grumpy, bearded gardener that I keep accidentally kissing?
Um, check…

Step into the upper-crust world of British aristocracy with Emma Hart's romping new romantic comedy series, The Aristocrat Diaries. Starting with Love Language, the tale of undercover agony aunt Lady Gabriella Hastings and Miles Kingsley, the handsome, brooding gardener at her family's estate.

Please note that Love Language is set in England with English characters and is written in British English. 

My Review:

Hart’s new romantic comedy, Love Language, is the first book in The Aristocrat Diaries. A series that takes place within the British aristocracy and gives us a more witty and entertaining look into this upper-class.

At the beginning of the story we get to meet twenty-seven year old, Lady Gabriella Hastings, whose father wants her to get married and is constantly trying to set her up with eligible bachelors. But that’s not what Gabriella wants and she is scared of how her father is goin to react to her plans. She has a passion for gardening and wants to take a horticultural course. It is well known that Gabriella won’t inherit the family estate and she is trying to make something of her life. Yet, the problem is that nobody cares about what she thinks is best for her. Until Miles Kingsley, her grumpy and handsome head gardener believes in what she can do and decides to help her. He might be quiet and reserved, but there is something about him that keeps her drawn to him. The more time they spend together, the more she develops feelings for Miles. Soon he gets invited into her world and she doesn’t know how to react to him getting all the attention. He has made it clear that their worlds are different, but Gabriella doesn’t care, she just needs to convince Miles to give them a shot.

Miles Kingsley has been working as head gardener for the Arrowwood Estate for the past six months. Taking care of the family’s personal garden makes him happy to not be surrounded by people all the time. He is good at what he does and has worked hard to be where he is. He never expected to like Gabriella so much, but he knows that they can never work. They come from two different worlds and no matter how much he wants her, Miles needs to act uninterested in order to get her to back away. But that’s not exactly what happens and soon he is kissing her and getting pulled into her world. He is afraid that he might not be able to offer Gabriella what she wants and he needs to figure out if he is strong enough to let her go or start a future together.

I always have such a great time reading any of Emma Hart’s books, she has a great sense of humor in her stories that have me hooked from beginning to end. There is lots of witty banter in the story and laugh-out-loud moments between Gabriella and her Aunt Cat. I loved the concept as a whole, but I do wish the author could have developed a few things further. Still, Gabriella’s relationship with Miles was cute and the ending was hilarious. I cannot wait to read the next book in the series! :)

***I received an advanced copy from the publisher. All opinions are my own***

My Rating:


“You should all be thankful I’m not bringing home more goats.”

That was true. “Victoria and Albert are definitely enough.”

Alex snorted. “Victoria and Albert? You named your goats Victoria and Albert?” “Technically, it’s Queen Victoria and Prince Albert,” I answered.

She blinked at him. “What else would I name them?”

“Billy?” Alex offered with a grin. “Gruff?”

I laughed.

“I do fancy another pair, though. I was thinking about Elizabeth and Philip.”

Alex composed himself. “Skipped a few monarchs there, haven’t you?”

“Well, yes.” She tapped her chin. “But the four kings between our queens are Edwards and Georges. I suppose George is an option, but Edward isn’t. Has rather a negative connotation to it, doesn’t it?”

I kicked Alex under the table.

We were not going to get my aunt started on Edward.

I’d hear nothing but her rants on him and Wallis Simpson for the next week, and I much preferred my sanity.

“Elizabeth and Philip are great names for goats,” I agreed. “Especially since the Queen is the GOAT.”

“Did you just call Her Majesty a goat?” Alex’s shoulders shook with laughter.

“No, I said the GOAT.”

Aunt Cat pressed her hand against her chest in horror. “That’s your relative you’re besmirching!”

Jesus. How did I get here? “The greatest of all time,” I said quickly, before she could spiral any further. “It’s a compliment. GOAT. Greatest of all time. See?”

She frowned. “Why can’t you just say she’s the greatest of all time? You kids these days. You’re so lazy in your English. Never mind horticulture classes, Gabriella, you need some elocution lessons.”

About Emma:

Emma Hart is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty novels and has been translated into several different languages.

She is a mother, wife, lover of wine, Pink Goddess, and valiant rescuer of wild baby hedgehogs.

Emma prides herself on her realistic, snarky smut, with comebacks that would make a PMS-ing teenage girl proud.

Yes, really. She's that sarcastic.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

🔖 REVIEW BLITZ 🔖 Only One Regret by Natasha Madison

Only One Regret by Natasha Madison 

Release Date: October 19th 2021 by Natasha Madison
Series: Only One #5
Genres: Romance, Contemporary, Sports

From USA Bestseller Natasha Madison comes a brand new Hockey series The Only One.


My name came with big skates to fill. .

At the top of my game, I had everything I wanted, or so I thought. .

Being traded to Dallas was not what I was expecting but neither were the divorce papers I was served. .

Now I’m a single dad in a city that isn’t my home. .


Handed my biggest client when I was twenty-two made my dreams come true. .

Over time, our work relationship changed, and we grew closer, leaning on each other for support. .

He was my rock, my best friend..

Then one drunken night changed everything, and I saw what was in front of me all along. .

I just hope that when the dust settles, we won’t regret it. 

My Review:

As the fifth book in the Only One Series, Madison delivers a swoon worthy and page-turner friends-to-lovers romance in Only One Regret.

Cooper Grant never expected to get a divorce, he vowed to make things work with his wife no matter how miserable they both were. He was just trying to make things work for his daughters, but it was his wife who served him with the divorce papers. Now his life is about to take a different turn and his best friend/agent is ready to have his back no matter what happens next. Erika knows him better than he knows himself and ever since he moved from New York to Dallas, she has been his go-to person for anything. But now that he is officially divorced, he is seeing Erika in a new light. She gets along with his family and daughters very well, they don’t have to try hard to like each other. They just seem to have always fit, until a drunken night changes their friendship forever and makes him wonder if they might have a shot at a relationship together.

Erika Robinson has worked really hard to earn her place at the TRI Star Sports Agency. She fell in love with the hustle and bustle of working at the agency and she couldn’t be happier to work there. Cooper Grant was his first client and they also happen to be friends. She always tried to be friends with his wife, but as time went by it became clear that Julianne was only worried about herself and not about Cooper. But when Copper got traded to Dallas, their friendship grew the closer they got. There is a new sexual tension between them that neither can’t deny. So when they get drunk at his party, lines are crossed and Erika fears that he might regret their night together. Yet, he doesn’t and the more time they spend together, the more she becomes aware of the potential risks that their careers face if they decide to have an actual relationship. Erika can’t lose him as a friend and she must decide if losing him as a client is worth it in order to start a future together or not.

I really enjoyed reading Only One Regret, it was well-written and at a pace that was just right. We get to see the characters dynamic as friends and slowly progressed to so much more. I loved their friendship and the comfortableness that they had between them. They send a lot of time with Cooper’s family and everyone can see just how well they fit together. There is a part of Cooper that feels that he let his kids down the minute he signed the divorce papers and he has to work through those feelings in order to start a new life. On the other hand, Erika gains a family with Cooper as her own hasn’t always been the best to her. The ending was sweet and just perfect introduction to the next book in the series. I cannot recommend this book enough, it was truly a steamy page-tuner from beginning to end! :)

***I received an advanced copy from the publisher. All opinions are my own***

My Rating:

Meet Natasha Madison:

When her nose isn't buried in a book, or her fingers flying across a keyboard writing, she's in the kitchen creating gourmet meals. You can find her, in four inch heels no less, in the car chauffeuring kids, or possibly with her husband scheduling his business trips. It's a good thing her characters do what she says, because even her Labrador doesn't listen to her... 

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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

🔖 BLOG TOUR 🔖 Mafia Queen by C.D. Reiss {REVIEW}

Mafia Queen by C.D. Reiss

Release Date: October 12th 2021 by Paige Press
Genres: Arranged Marriage/Mafia Romance, Contemporary

What doesn’t kill you makes you a killer.

Santino DiLustro changed me. You can’t spend time in bed with the devil without getting addicted to the heat.

Before him, I was a girl. Innocent and weak.

Now, I’m a woman. A fighter. A killer.

I’ll burn the world down for him. Shatter the sky. But I will not break.

No. I will rise up and destroy whoever dares to threaten what my king has built, because I am forever his queen.

My Review:

C.D. Reiss delivers an action packed and suspenseful story in Mafia Queen. The conclusion to The DiLustro Arrangement comes to an emotional end that will leave you wanting for more.

Violetta never expected for her life to change the way it did the minute she married Santino DiLustro. After being forced to marry him so that he could collect her inheritance, the last thing she was expecting was to fall in love with him. But it’s just when they were starting to start a new chapter in their lives that things go south and he gets shot right in front of her eyes. Someone has broken their trust and has turned against them. While there is someone else out there wanting Violetta’s inheritance. He won’t stop until he gets what he believes is his, no matter how he goes about getting it. Violetta has been through so much in her life already, has lost so many people close to her heart and this gives her the strength to keep going. She is going to get her revenge for what others have caused her if the it’s the last thing she does.

As the last book in the trilogy, we have seen the characters go through ups and downs all throughout the series. This was the most emotionally intense book as we get to see Violetta suffer a tragic loss. At the beginning of the series we see her having fun and being excited to start nursing school. She had heard of the people running the town of Secondo Vastro, but never imaged that she would end up marrying the mafia king himself. That’s when her life truly changed and she started to see the world her husband runs. It’s in that moment that she discovers all the secrets that Santino had kept from her and we witness her go through more changes. Which leads to the last book and how we see Violetta come to accept her new life and use her power to save the love of her life. It’s her inheritance that truly makes her a queen and Santino sees that too. There is a lot more action in this book and the ending fit them really well. I would highly recommend checking out the whole trilogy, if we love a good mafia romance with a twist. I cannot wait to read any other works by the author in the future. :) 

**I received an advanced copy from the publisher. All opinions are my own***

My Rating:

About the Author: 

CD Reiss has a long history of aimlessly moving from place to place. She finally settled in Los Angeles where she earned a master’s degree in cinematic writing from USC. After graduation, she ultimately failed to have one line of dialog put on film, but stayed in Hollywood out of spite.

Since screenwriting was going nowhere, she switched to novels. Soon after, luck arrived with a complete set of baggage. She now has over two dozen titles under her belt. Two of those are NY Times Bestsellers and a handful more are USA Today bestsellers. Her audiobooks have won APA Audie Awards and Earphones Awards, swelling her ego to an inhuman size.

She lives with her family, two cats and her long-suffering husband in a small Hollywood house that’s been outfitted with huge, ego-sized doorways.

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Thursday, October 14, 2021

🔖 REVIEW 🔖 The Boss by Melanie Moreland

The Boss by Melanie Moreland

Release Date: October 14th 2021 by Moreland Books Inc
Genres: Romance, Contemporary, Suspense

Men of Hidden Justice

Because love can bleed into the darkest heart

Terrified and on the run, I was lost.

He found me.

I witnessed his crime and he gave me a choice.

Marriage or death.

I never expected to love him.

But the choices were never really mine.

Could this avenging angel of death ever love me back?

His touch consumed me.

Did my heart stand a chance?

Previously published on Book+Main and in Take Me To Bed Collection. New added content for a complete romantic suspense experience.

My Review:

While The Boss felt a little different from any other books by Melanie Moreland, it was still captivating and suspenseful from the very start. A great start to the Men of Hidden Justice Series!

At the very beginning we are introduced to Evelyn “Evie” Harper, as she runs for her life after being captive by her boyfriend. Her dad never liked him, but when he passed away, Evie moved in with Blaine which turned out to be a bad idea. After finding out what his plans for her were going to be, Evie couldn’t take it anymore and she managed to escape. Hoping to get to safety, she ends up at a warehouse where she witnesses a shooting. The shooter walks in looking like an avenging angel, she thinks he is going to kill her. But to her surprise he seems concerned about her safety and to get her silence he is going to marry her. Matteo vowed to protect her as his and she will not want for anything. Yet, Evie finds herself struggling to fit in his world no matter how much she is falling in love with him. It would take a turn of events to completely change their lives forever.

Matteo Campari never expected to meet Evie or for her to witness what she did. Having witness so much growing up, it was no surprise when he was offered a place in the organization when he turned eighteen. No matter what it may appear to other people, Matteo doesn’t kill innocents, it’s his job to protect him. So when he sees how Evie must have been treated, he wants to protect her at all costs. The world he lives in is cold, brutal and filled with blood. Yet, his instincts have never failed him and the idea of marrying her doesn’t scare him. Matteo offers her a place in his world, but getting used to being together and his job takes its toll on their relationship. It’s for the first time that he has someone so dear to his heart that he starts to question whether or not his place in the organization is what he truly wants for his future or if he is willing to give it up to start a new chapter with Evie.

I’m a huge fan of Melanie Moreland, her books are always a hit for me and this was no different. It shows that she is versatile and still deliver a great romance. I loved Matteo, he is tough on the outside, but when we learn about all that he has been through and still goes through truly makes me like him that much more. There is a reason why he is so protective over Evie and the decisions that he makes later to protect them I was not expecting. Evie’s life truly changes the minute she meets Matteo, he shows her a different world and makes her see what she can also do to help others. Their chemistry is magnetic and we get lots of steamy scenes with them. What I also liked about the book is the interactions with the rest of Matteo’s family/team. The ending was unpredictable, but it fit the characters so well. I do wish the author could have expanded some scenes, but in the end we see how much the characters are willing to sacrifice in order to be together. All in all, I would highly recommend checking out this book. I can’t wait to read the rest of the series! :)

**I received an advanced copy from the publisher. All opinions are my own***

My Rating: 4.5/5

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Wednesday, October 13, 2021

🔖 REVIEW BLITZ 🔖 Just One Chance by Carly Phillips

Just One Chance by Carly Phillips

Release Date: October 12th 2021 by CP Publishing
Genres: Romance, Contemporary

He thought she was the one . . . until she walked away. Now she's back and he wants her more than ever.

As a former Marine, Xander Kingston’s writing keeps him sane. Bonus? His thrillers made him one of Hollywood’s most desired screenwriters – and also introduced him to a fledgling starlet who broke his heart.

With his close-knit family in New York, Xander returned home and found peace. Until Sasha Keaton shows up at his Hamptons retreat. Now an A-Lister, she’s as beautiful as he remembers. And just as dangerous to his heart.

Sasha learned from watching her mother to never sacrifice her dreams for anyone—only to discover how empty life could be without the man she loved. Now cast in Xander’s latest movie, she needs his insight to play the part, but secretly hopes for a second chance.

Xander has built emotional walls to keep Sasha at a distance, but their physical attraction can’t be denied. When a stalker’s threats intensify, Xander moves Sasha into his house to keep her safe. Before long she's back in his bed and making inroads in his life.

But when the danger passes and the movie wraps, Sasha and Xander face a familiar choice—put career first or give love a fighting chance. 

My Review:

Carly Phillips brings out the mystery and thriller to her latest release. As the third book in The Kingston Family, Just Once Chance is a second chance romance that will leave you swooning and rooting for the characters until the very end.

At the beginning of the story we are introduced to Xander Kingston, a sought after author whose thriller books have become major Hollywood hits. But it’s when one of his works is about to start filming soon that his leading actress backs out at the last minute and the studio has to find someone else on short notice. Xander wasn’t expecting to hear that the studio’s replacement was going to be non other than Sasha Keaton. He doesn’t want the woman who’d put her career over their relationship and the one who broke his heart to be in his movie. Yet, he has no other choice as Sasha’s career has made her very famous. He vows to be professional and that’s it. Everything changes the minute she shows up at his Hamptons’ doorstep hoping to clear the air between them. There is a part of him that he will always care about her and that grows more the moment they find out that she has a stalker and threatens her safety. This brings them closer than ever and Xander wonders if they can truly be together.

Sasha Keaton’s raise to fame was rather fast, she was just nineteen when she got a taste of been in the spotlight that completely changed her life. Having met Alexander at a party, they were perfect for each other, but he was ready for a relationship and she wasn’t. There were goals that she wanted to achieve and that lead to her making choices that hurt Alexander as well as their relationship in the process. Now he is a very successful author and she is an A-lister. But when she gets offered the part of a leading role in the movie, Sasha knows that she needs to make things right with Xander as they will be spending a lot of time together. Deep down she also knows that she still has feelings for him and hopes that he gives her another chance. Little did she know that a stalker threat was going to ultimately decide their future together.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading Just One Chance, the storyline felt unique to the series and it was mysterious as well. Both of the characters are brought together years after the way their relationship ended. They were each starting their careers, but Sasha was more motivated to keep up with her goals especially after having her mother constantly remind her of her future. On the other hand, Xander grew up with a father who had been a serial cheater and when his mom did nothing to stop it, Xander vowed to not be the same way. He can’t be a low priority and that’s exactly what ended his relationship with Sasha. But he doesn’t resent her and when she is in danger, he is ready to help her out no matter what. Both of them will have to learn to compromise if they want a shot at a relationship. I loved seeing characters from previous books make cameos and the ending was sweet. I cannot wait to read the next book in the series! :)

**I received an advanced copy from the publisher. All opinions are my own***

My Rating: 4.5/5

Meet Carly Phillips:

NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestseller, Carly Phillips gives her readers Alphalicious heroes to swoon for and romance to set your heart on fire. She married her college sweetheart and lives in Purchase, NY along with her three crazy dogs: two wheaten terriers and a mutant Havanese, who are featured on her Facebook and Instagram. The author of 50 romance novels, she has raised two incredible daughters who put up with having a mom as a full time writer. Carly’s book, The Bachelor, was chosen by Kelly Ripa as a romance club pick and was the first romance on a nationally televised bookclub. Carly loves social media and interacting with her readers. Want to keep up with Carly? Sign up for her newsletter (below) and receive TWO FREE books at

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