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Take Me, Cowboy (Copper Mountain Rodeo #4) by Jane Porter

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Take Me, Cowboy (Copper Mountain Rodeo Book 4)

Synopsis:

When Jenny Wright’s fiancĂ© leaves her standing at the altar in a Vera Wang bridal gown she can’t afford, she’s humiliated and heartbroken. To have Marietta hero bull riding champ Colton Thorpe witness her shame - makes the rejection even more devastating. 
Jenny and Colton grew up in the same rough neighborhood and they both left home right after school to pursue big dreams. Now they're both back, with Colton as the celebrity chair for the 75th Copper Mountain Rodeo, and Jenny in disgrace. 

Sexy, rugged Colton didn't get to be a national champion by chance. He's a man that takes risks and goes after what he wants. During the rodeo weekend, Colton makes it clear he wants Jenny. Flustered but flattered, Jenny finds it difficult to resist his charm. But what happens when the rodeo ends and Colton leaves town? Will she dare to dream again?

Review:

Take Me, Cowboy is part of the Copper Mountain Rodeo novella series. I enjoyed t…

Indian Summer by Aaron Mahnke

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Indian Summer
Synopsis:

The guilt of our childhood can haunt us for decades. 
Twenty years ago, a childhood tragedy drove six friends apart. But when one of them is found dead in the historic, wooded ruins of the New England settlement known as Dogtown, old acquaintances find themselves drawn together. 
Now they must work together to solve the meaning behind a message written in blood, a series of attacks, and the mysterious quills that seem to tie them all together. But time is quickly running out. 

Indian Summer is a chilling tale of six childhood friends and the things that haunt them—both natural and otherworldly.
Review:

Indian Summer was an odd read for me. The way it was written made it not as suspenseful/scary as it should have been. That and the evil thing that was after them was kind of lame...

The book opens with what happened twenty years ago, what happened to Kenny. Now for some reason twenty years later the remaining friends are being killed off. The one friend is a cop so he s…

Wishes and Stitches (Cypress Hollow Yarns #3) by Rachael Herron

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Wishes and Stitches (Cypress Hollow Yarns)
Synopsis:
It has always been Naomi Fontaine’s dream to practice small-town medicine—an ambition that brought her to Cypress Hollow, the charming, tight-knit community her late friend, knitting guru Eliza Carpenter, loved so well. But no matter how hard she tries, Naomi can’t seem to fit in here. Then rugged Rig Keller moves in to take over half of Naomi’s medical practice, and instantly charms everyone in town . . . including Naomi.
Rig saw what a broken relationship did to his brother, and has no interest whatsoever in getting serious. But the temptation to play doctor with his new partner is just too strong to resist. Any chance they might have of being truly knit together by love, however, depends entirely on what secrets they are willing to reveal . . . and on Rig’s willingness to risk his heart and Naomi’s desire to open hers completely.
Review:
It took me a while to get into Wished & Stitches. It took like a third of the book to connect…

Release Day!! Beauty & The Mustache by Penny Reid!

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Today is the day! It is finally live! Go purchase this book now if you have not pre-ordered it. Seriously go now. I have not had a chance to write up my full review yet (look for that in the coming weeks), but I can say this book is absolutely incredible. After reading through it the first time I could not put words together that would adequately describe how absolutely amazing this book was. I tried to talk to my husband about it as I had to share with someone and I think the conversation went something like this:

"I...yeah...it was just *crazy hand gestures*...I mean like.....yes...it was *more hand gestures*....like you know...Drew. Drew"

Yeah. I had no words when I was finished with it. Drew is incredible. This story is incredible. Penny Reid is incredible. I don't know how she always manages to top herself, but she does. She just set a very high bar with this book. It is romantic. Like really romantic. Drew writes love poems romantic. Normally that is not my thing, bu…

How To Knit a Heart Back Home (Cypress Hollow Yarn #2) by Rachael Herron

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How to Knit a Heart Back Home (Cypress Hollow Yarns)
Synopsis:

Lucy Harrison sells books by day and volunteers with the Cypress Hollow fire department by night. Her life is just the way she likes it—full, even-keeled, and smooth—until bad-boy ex-cop Owen Bancroft comes back to town. Lucy has always been fearless, never scared about diving in to help others. When it comes to risking her heart, however, she realizes she's absolutely terrified.
In a small town like Cypress Hollow, everyone knows your business—and there is nowhere to hide. Then Lucy and Owen are thrown together by the discovery of the lost work of local legend, knitting guru Eliza Carpenter. Now Owen, adrift and struggling to redefine himself as a civilian without a badge, will have to learn how to open himself up to life's new possibilities . . . while Lucy decides just how much of herself she's willing to gamble on love.
Review:
How To Knit a Heart Back Home was another great read. This series is a lot of fun and…

Release Day Blitz: Assumption by Aurora Rose Reynolds

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Congrats & Happy Release to Aurora Rose Reynolds!   Assumption is LIVE!


Synopsis:
as·sump·tion:
a thing that is accepted as true or as certain to happen, without proof
They say when you assume that you make an ass out of you and me. Kenton Mayson learned this lesson firsthand when he made assumptions about Autumn Freeman and the kind of woman she is based on what little information he had. What he finds out is she’s not only beautiful, but also smart, funny, a fighter, and exactly the kind of woman he wants to share his life with. Autumn made assumptions of her own about Kenton, and now he needs to prove her wrong in order to protect her and their future.


Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes: TBD, Goodreads





Also the ENTIRE Until Series is AVAILABLE in one box set for ONLY $0.99!! I LOVED these books (my reviews are here: Until November, Until Trevor, Until Lily, and Until Nico)


Available on Amazon,Barnes & NobleiTunes, and Goodreads


Author the Author:


Aurora Rose Reyn…

How To Knit a Love Song (Cypress Hollow Yard #1) by Rachael Herron

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How to Knit a Love Song: A Cypress Hollow Yarn

Synopsis:

Abigail is more than ready for a change when she inherits a cottage from her beloved mentor, knitting guru Eliza Carpenter. Leaving the oppressive city for the greener pastures of a small California beach town, she intends to turn her cozy little windfall into a knitting shop and spend her days spinning, designing, and purling. But she's not going to be welcomed with open arms by her new neighbor. Eliza's disgruntled nephew, the gorgeous Cade, now owns everything surrounding Abigail's ramshackle new home, and he views this sexy city girl as an unwanted interloper.

But chemistry working overtime is drawing two very different people closer than they ever thought possible. And when the past that Abigail thought she'd left behind comes calling, she'll have to somehow learn to trust her handsome adversary with much more than just her heart.
Review:
How To Knit a Love Song was such an amazing read. I loved Abigail and C…

Blog Tour: Indestructible (Harmony Series #3) by Angela Graham - Review & Excerpt

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Indestructible (Harmony Book 3)
Synopsis:

Love. Passion. Respect.
Logan West finally has the one thing he believed unattainable: the fiery woman who challenges, protects, and adores him just as much as she does his young son, Oliver.
After having her world shaken yet again, Cassandra Clarke is ready to move forward, eagerly embracing the beautiful man who has laid claim to her heart. With secrets revealed at every turn, she refuses to lose the only man she’s ever loved.
Not every battle is hers to fight, but she’s never been one to back down. Logan and Oliver are part of her now, and together they are…indestructible.
Book 3 in The Harmony Series with no cliffhanger.
Review:

*Note: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

Wow. The trilling conclusion of Logan and Cassandra's story. Can I just say I need more! I got to the end and thought no! I need more Cassandra and Logan! I was glad to see Angela Graham is going to be working on a spin off series with some …

Cora's Heart (Cypress Hollow Yarn #4) by Rachael Herron

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Cora's Heart (Cypress Hollow Yarns Book 4)

Synopsis:

From bestselling author, Rachael Herron, comes another funny and sexy romcom set in the sleepy Californian coastal town of Cypress Hollow. 
Cora has been hurt too many times, and by one man in particular . . . Abandoned by her mother and widowed in her mid-twenties, Cora Sylvan has learned the hard way that you should take nothing in life for granted. So everything is planned out to the last degree – from how to run her farm on a shoestring to how to survive a major earthquake. 
Unfortunately, there's nothing in those notes to cover the return of the infuriatingly handsome Mac Wildwood, her husband's cousin, the man she loved and lost. And Mac, it seems, has a secret plan of his own up his sleeve. Cora Sylvan safeguarded everything – but she didn't protect her heart . . . 

Fans of Debbie Macomber and Penny Reid will love this trip into Cypress Hollow, and into love.
Review:
I saw Cora's Heart for free the other day and…

Bloom (Unspoken #5) by Marilyn Grey

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Bloom (Unspoken Series Book 5)
Synopsis:

Have you ever wondered how many people would still love you if you were no longer beautiful? Have you ever thought of people who wake up and can't stand the idea of seeing their reflections? Have you ever considered that death may be easier than life?
I never did. Not once. Not until one moment, one mistake, changed my life forever. 
I woke up to beeping machines, hovering faces, and pain like you wouldn't believe. I'm not just talking about my burns either. I'm talking about my heart. 
My name is Sarah Jordan and this is my story. I'm tired of pretending to be perfect. Of painting on a smile when I'm struggling. My story isn't always pretty and easy to read, but it hasn't been easy to live either. I'm opening up. Letting you in. So maybe, just maybe, together we can peel away the masks and find true beauty. True life. Underneath it all. 
Welcome to my heart ... bound within the pages of Bloom.
Book 5 in The Unspoke…

The Billionaire's Secret by Meadow Taylor

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The Billionaire's Secrets
Synopsis:

Love on the Rock…
When Chloe Winters answers an advertisement seeking a private tutor for a six-year-old girl, little does she know it means relocating from metropolitan Boston to an isolated mansion on a cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in Newfoundland. Nor does she realize the little girl's widower father is Gaelan Byrne, a billionaire alpha-male type whose brooding good looks have brought him as much fame as his wealth. But Chloe, shocked by his coldness toward his daughter, vows to remain unmoved by both his fortune and his charisma.
Gaelan Byrne has been dragged to hell and back by women before and is none too happy to discover the matronly retired teacher he hoped to hire turns out to be the beautiful, caring Chloe. But how can he fire her when the daughter he is incapable of loving adores her?
Chloe and Gaelan edge toward one another, and the attraction they feel soon engulfs them with all the intensity of a spring storm. But the secre…

Dream Student by J.J. DiBenedetto

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Dream Student (Dream Series, Book 1)

Synopsis:

What would you do if you could see other people’s dreams? If you could watch their hidden fantasies and uncover their deepest, darkest secrets…without them ever knowing?
Sara Barnes is about to find out. She thought that all she had to worry about was final exams, Christmas shopping and deciding whether she likes the cute freshman in the next dorm who’s got a crush on her.
But when she starts seeing dreams that aren’t hers, she learns more than she ever wanted to know about her friends, her classmates…and a strange, terrifying man whose dreams could get Sara killed.
“Dream Student” is the thrilling first installment of the Dreams series.
Review:

Dream Student started out with such potential, but it progressively just got worse and worse for me. I was really excited to start reading it at first, the first few chapters drew me in and made me want to find out what was going on. It quickly became tedious and kind of boring though. Unfortunate.

Sara …

Blog Tour: Within These Walls by J.L. Berg - Review, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Within These Walls Synopsis:
Within these walls, he became my solace, my sanctuary and my strength. 
I am not strong. I am just a survivor of circumstance. Isn’t that what we all do? Survive?
Each of us has our own set of circumstances to muddle through. Mine are just more…complicated. 
Born with a severe heart defect, I’ve seen the inside of a hospital room more than my own bedroom. 
I was drowning, a prisoner to the illness that owned me, until he appeared. He thinks he’s blocked out the world with his tattoos and hard exterior, but I see the real Jude, the one he so desperately wants to forget.
But is he the answer to my prayers or will he break my already damaged heart forever?
My name is Lailah Buchanan, and this is our story of hope, redemption and sacrificing it all for the one you love.


Review:
*Note I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review*
Within These Walls was a good read. I did enjoy the story, but things happened a little too quickly (especially for Jude) for it to be re…

Sweet Reckoning (Sweet Evil Trilogy #3) by Wendy Higgins

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Sweet Reckoning (Sweet Evil)
Synopsis:

It’s time. 
Evil is running rampant and sweet Anna Whitt is its target. Nobody knows when or how the Dukes will strike, but Anna and her Nephilim allies will do anything necessary to rid the earth of the demons and their oppressive ways.
The stakes are higher than ever, and Anna is determined that the love she feels will be her strength, not a liability. But trying to protect the ones she loves while running for her life and battling demonic forces proves to be perilous—especially as faces are changing and trust is fleeting. When the Duke of Lust sends Anna’s great love, Kaidan Rowe, to work against her, Anna must decide how much she’s prepared to risk.

In the most sensual and fast-paced installment yet, Sweet Reckoning brings all the beloved Neph together one last time to fight for their freedom.
Review:

Man I am sad this series is over. I want more Kaiden and Anna! So Sweet Reckoning is the third and final book in the Sweet Evil Trilogy (though there…