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Friday, December 31, 2021

๐ŸŽ‰⭐ Top TEN Books Read in 2021!!! ⭐๐ŸŽ‰



What a read it has been! Full of ups and downs, another year has concluded and it's time to look back at what we've read and today I'm rounding up my top ten books that I've read 2021. 

Let me know what were some of your favorite books of 2021.Wishing everyone a happy New Year filled happiness, health and lots of books! May 2022 be the better than 2021. ๐ŸŽ‰


Here are my top ten books that I read in 2021 {In no particular order!} 

1.


The Defender by Gina Azzi

This was the first book that I read from Gina Azzi and it won't be the last! The Defender is a deeply emotional sports romance totally worth checking out. ๐Ÿ˜Š

My Review

2.


Harvest of Love by M Moreland

Harvest of Love was such a beautifully written and heartwarming story. This instant love story had me hooked from beginning to end! ๐Ÿ’•

My Review


3.


Alpha CEO by M. Robinson

Swoon worthy and steamy! Alpha CEO took me by surprise and I cannot wait read any other books by the author in the future. ๐Ÿ”ฅ

My Review

4.


Give Me a Reason by A.L. Jackson

A.L. Jackson knows how to capture raw characters and deliver great stories that will never let go. A good reason to check out her works. ๐Ÿ’“

My Review

5.


Loved by Liam by Melanie Moreland

Melanie Moreland has quickly become one my favorite authors. I'm never disappointed with any of her books and Loved by Liam was no exception, this swoon worthy read will leave you wanting for more!

My Review

6.


Midnight Sun by Stephanie Meyer

I'm a huge Twilight fan and of course, I had to include Midnight Sun in my list. I had so much fun visiting Forks this fall and I cannot visit again! ๐Ÿ˜Š


7.


Stroke of Midnight by K Webster

Stroke of Midnight was such an explosive read from the year, I truly loved this dark and addicting retelling of Cinderella. ๐Ÿ”ฅ

My Review

8.


Serves Me Wright by K.A. Linde

I love the Wright Series and K.A. Linde delivers an emotional and steamy friends-to-lovers romance that will leave you rooting for the characters until the very end! 

My Review

9.


Only One Touch by Natasha Madison

This is by far the best book in the entire Only One Series! I fell in love wit the characters right away, especially Nico, he is protective and incredibly romantic. 

My Review

10.


Just One Night by Carly Phillips

This is the first book in The Kingston Family Series and it did not disappoint at all. Carly Phillips has a way of delivering strong stories in short books and I would highly recommend checking out her work. 

My Review

๐Ÿ”–  Hope you guys check out any of the books that I've featured in this post. I'm definitely looking forward to reading more from these authors in the future!


*Don't forget to check out my Top Ten Most Anticipated Books of 2022 list!*


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Wednesday, December 29, 2021

๐Ÿ”– RELEASE BLITZ ๐Ÿ”– Cruel Princes by Jillian Frost {REVIEW}




Cruel Princes by Jillian Frost

Release Date: December 29th 2021 by Penn Publishing
Pages: 420
Genres: Dark, Romance, Contemporary, Mafia

I hate the princes of Devil’s Creek.

Luca, Bastian, Marcello, and Damian.

For most of my life, no one wanted me… not until they needed me. Turns out I’m the lost heiress to a multi-billion dollar fortune and a pawn in their sick game.

They keep me locked in their seaside estate, completely at their mercy. All four of them are bullies, taking out their hatred for me in the form of punishments, each with their own reason for keeping me around.

I’m sick to want them.
It’s dangerous to need them.

I think I’m finding my place among these depraved monsters.

Except there’s one small problem.
They’re not the only men who want me.

There are far more dangerous men looking for the heir to the Wellington fortune… which means I’ll be staying in their beds and under their protection for the foreseeable future.

Cruel Princes is a DARK BULLY romance about four possessive men and one ruthless woman who will bring them to their knees. The main character will end up with more than one love interest.




My Review:

Not having read any other books by Jillian Frost before, I didn’t know what to expect before reading Cruel Princes. Needless to say, the intriguing synopsis and eye-catching cover drew me in right away. The story begins by introducing Alexandrea Wellington whose life has been changed once again after her grandfather takes her and her brother into his care. He has been able to give them opportunities to start a new life at a price and Alex is not ready to give up her freedom all to marry a Salvatore. She grew up feeling tormented and now the four Salvatore brothers are ready to make her life miserable until the time comes when she has to pick a brother to marry. It would take years later for them to see each other again and this time there is no going back. What surprises Alex the most is to feel attracted to all four Salvatore brothers no matter how cruel they can be. As the only female of marrying age from The Founding Society, she needs to marry a Salvatore, those who are in charge of the Knights in order to ensure their family legacy. With time running out, it’s critical for Alex to accept her destiny until secrets start to resurface and feelings start to grow for those that she didn’t think possible.

I very much liked the overall concept of the story, although it was a bit confusing at the beginning, the story quickly had me hooked. We have Alexandrea “Alex” trying to accept her destiny by getting to know the Salvatore brothers and realizes that they might just have a lot more in common than she thought. It’s evident that all the brothers have a lot to gain by marrying Alex, but it’s only two that need it the most. The Salvatore name carries a lot of power in Devil’s Creek and it’s through their different POVs that we get to understand each of the bothers and their motives. As Alex gets to know them, their chemistry grows and it just keeps getting steamier. There is still a lot that we don’t know and that’s exactly how the book ends, with a cliffhanger leaving you wanting for more. There is so much that happens in this first book as we get familiar with their world and I cannot wait to read what happens next. I would highly recommend it if you love dark romances with a twist. :)

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

My Rating:



About the Author:

Jillian Frost is a dark romance author who believes even the villain deserves a happily ever after. She loves writing twisted suspense plots about dangerous but redeemable antiheroes. When she's not plotting all the ways to disrupt the lives of her characters, you can usually find Jillian by the pool, soaking up the Florida sunshine. 


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Monday, December 20, 2021

๐Ÿ”– COVER REVEAL! ๐Ÿ”– THE HAPPY ENDINGS SERIES by Lauren Blakely



Can a one-night stand lead to a happy ending? Find out in this series of standalones, HAPPY ENDINGS, from #1 NYT bestselling author Lauren Blakely!

The Happy Endings series includes three standalone romances -- A WILD CARD KISS, SHUT UP AND KISS ME, and KISMET -- and the first standalone, A WILD CARD KISS, releases in February! But don't wait since you can snag this sexy, single dad athlete romance for the special pre-order price of $2.99!




A WILD CARD KISS #1 

Release Date: February 25, 2022 

A sexy standalone romance between a single dad athlete and the woman who got away!

Things that suck on my wedding day — walking in on my groom kissing another woman twenty minutes before the ceremony.

Things that suck worse? The woman he’s kissing is my mom.

I head straight for the bowling alley bar down the street and ask for a double. And in walks a deliciously charming local football hero — Harlan Taylor.

Yes, I’ll take another drink in the form of a one-night stand with this hunk of a man. In the morning, he asks if I want to get together again. More rebound nookie? Yes please!

But then I learn his football team just hired my yoga studio to teach downward facing dog to their star player, making my O-delivering hottie officially off limits.

Trouble is, the more time I spend working with the sexy single dad who dotes on his daughter, the more I’m feeling all the things far too soon.

There’s no way this can end well, but tell that to my runaway heart…

A Wild Card Kiss is a sexy, flirty sports romance featuring a charming, pie-baking, single dad who’s never forgotten the red-hot kiss he planted on the feisty, sassy blonde one night years ago and a jilted bride heroine determined to move on from heartbreak. This story contains sexy times that can cure getting-left-at-the-altar blues, and heart-tugging swoony romance that’ll melt the most jaded hearts. 


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SHUT UP AND KISS ME #2 

Release Date: March 25th, 2022 

When that toe-curling, knee-weakening, sizzling sleepover between best friends definitely shouldn’t happen again...

How to resist sleeping with your best friend when you’re stuck in a hotel room in Vegas with the charming, glasses-wearing hottie.

1. Slather your face in a grapefruit mask

2. Wear a big, fluffy robe

3. Make him do the same.

Oops.

Didn’t work. Turns out our libidos had other plans.

But, no biggie. After epic, soul-shattering banging, I’ll just put the genie back in the bottle the next morning. Only, that’s easier said than done. After years of scraping by, Nolan and I just landed the big break of a lifetime for our scrappy online restaurant review show. We’re going to New York for a month.

Just the two of us. TOGETHER ALL THE TIME.

But I’ve already lost my best friend once, so I’ll do whatever it takes to resist thoroughly delicious Nolan again.

Until I learn whatever it takes might cost me everything.


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KISMET #3 

Release Date: April 22, 2022 

When a scorching hot one-night stand with a stranger turns into a deliciously forbidden office romance...

My first evening in London feels like kismet when I bump into a charming, book-loving Englishman, and by the end of the night, he’s making me see stars. I’m floating when we make plans to meet again.

Then fate decides to pull a fast one on me.

Turns out my smoldering new lover is my red-hot competition, and we’re vying for the same promotion at the elite auction house I crossed an ocean for.

If that’s not enough, the hottie and I are forced to work together on a brand new collection.

Every. Single. Tempting. Day.

What's an American woman in London to do?

Staying far, far away would be the safe choice, especially when I learn about his past and how it mirrors mine.

But I don’t always play it safe with my heart…

Contents Include: A grumpy/sunshine office romance, secret gardens, knee-weakening kisses by the river and a hero who loves books. 



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About Lauren Blakely: 



A #1 New York Times Bestselling, #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling, and #1 Audible Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s sexy, sweet, and witty. She also writes USA Today bestselling LGBTQ romance.

With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 100 times, with more than 55 titles on the USA Today Bestsellers list alone. She’s sold more than 4.5 million books. A Brown University graduate, Lauren likes dogs, cake and show tunes and is the vegetarian at your dinner party.


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Tuesday, December 14, 2021

๐Ÿ”– REVIEW BLITZ ๐Ÿ”– Knocked Up by the Rockstar by Christina Hovland



Knocked Up by the Rockstar by Christina Hovland 

Release Date: December 10th 2021
Series: Mile High Rocked #2
Genres: Romance, Contemporary

Things just got serious...

The only thing music publicist Courtney Lincoln dislikes more than knock-off sugary breakfast cereal is the hunky lead singer of her brother’s ridiculously popular band. A band on the rocks, again. Seems like this time it’ll take a miracle to save Dimefront. So when she discovers she’s pregnant following one teeny, tiny, mind-blowing morning with Brennan “Bax” Baxter, the timing is not great. Being a mom wasn’t part of her plan, but her plans just changed.

Following the implosion of his engagement, Bax realizes he doesn’t want to lose Dimefront, too. But he’s finally let his guard down with Courtney in a steamy slip-up that ties them together as unlikely co-parents. The big problem? He broke the cardinal rule of music—don’t knock up the bass player’s little sister. Especially a little sister who sees straight through the faรงade he’s painstakingly curated. But he’s always wanted a family, and he’s being offered that chance. Plus, Courtney might just be exactly who he needs to keep him grounded.

Even if the band can mend fences, there’s a baby on the way, and Courtney’s questioning everything she once thought. Bax is suddenly a dreamy boyfriend, but she isn’t convinced it’s authentic given all she knows about his rocker past. As the group heads out on what they hope is a reunion tour, Bax and Courtney have to figure out what’s real, what’s not, and if they can learn to finally trust each other…

  



My Review:

Knocked Up by the Rockstar is the second book in the Mile High Rocked Series by Christina Hovland. In this friends-to enemies-to-lovers romance we get to meet Courtney Lincoln, publicity manager for the band Dimefront in which her older brother happens to be the bassist for the band and her nemesis, Bax is the lead singer. Having all grown up together, Courtney knows Brennan “Bax” really well. But it’s over the years that their friendship began to drift apart as she started seeing the new persona that he was portraying in front of others and didn’t like his rockstar attitude.

Yet, it’s when news brake of how his ex-fiance betrayed him that she sees the old Brennan for the first time and wants to help him. Little did she know that by bringing him to stay at her house to lay low it would change their lives forever. As they cross the line and have a one-night stand decisions will have to be made the minute Courtney finds out that she is pregnant. While she doesn’t see herself settling down anytime soon, Bax is determined to make things work and they have to decide if they are meant to be together or better apart.

I liked the overall concept of the story and the relationships that Courtney and Bax have with the secondary characters. However, I do wish the author could have explored their relationship a little bit more, while the story was cute, there were time when I couldn’t connect with the main characters. I did liked Bax the most. The minute he finds out that Courtney is pregnant, Bax is willing to give up his career and be there for Courtney. He is sweet and overly protective. He wants to have it all and he has that opportunity to make it happen, now he has to convince Courtney that he can do better for them. The ending was cute and it gives us a teaser of what the next book in the series is going to be about. All in all, I would still recommend checking out this book if you love quick rockstar romances. (:

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

My Rating: 3.5/5


Meet Christina Hovland:

USA Today Bestselling Author Christina Hovland lives her own version of a fairy tale—an artisan chocolatier by day and romance writer by night. Born in Colorado, Christina received a degree in journalism from Colorado State University. Before opening her chocolate company, Christina’s career spanned from the television newsroom to managing an award-winning public relations firm. She’s a recovering overachiever and perfectionist with a love of cupcakes and dinner she doesn’t have to cook herself. A 2017 Golden Heart® finalist, she lives in Colorado with her first-boyfriend-turned-husband, four children, and the sweetest dogs around. 


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