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The Songbird's Call (The Songbirds of Darling Bay #2) by Rachael Herron

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From international bestseller Rachael Herron, comes a book too delightful to put down: 
Once Adele, Molly and Lana were The Darling Songbirds, a world-famous country band. Now they're just three sisters who barely speak. But that's about to change. 
Middle sister Molly arrives in town, and is immediately drawn to the neglected little café where she worked as a teenager. Could she dare to bring it back to life? As lead singer, Molly had always been the voice of the band. But caught between controlling big sister Adele and demanding baby sister Lana, she never felt heard. If she's going to reopen the café, she'll do it on her own terms, no more being bossed. 
So the last person she should fall for is the handsome Sheriff Colin McMurty - the man whose job it is to tell people exactly what to do. 
Review:

The Songbird's Call was such a beautiful read. It has been a while since I read this author, but now I am think…

Kick Push (Kick Push #1) by Jay McLean

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There’s a single defining moment within every skater.  It lasts only a second. Two if you're good.  Three if you’re really good.  It’s the moment you’re in the air, your board somewhere  beneath you, and nothing but wind surrounds you.  It’s the feeling of being airborne. 
The sixteen-year-old version of me would’ve said it was the  greatest feeling in the world.  Then at seventeen, I had my son.  And every single second became a defining moment. Even the ones that consisted of heartbreak when his mother left us. 
Seventeen. Single. Dad.  That’s what my life became.  Yet, every day, I managed to find that feeling of being  airborne.  Or at least I convinced myself I did.  But I lied—to myself and to everyone around me.  Until she showed up; Tanned skin, raven dark hair, and eyes the color of emeralds. 
You know what sucks about being in the air?  Coming down from the high.  Sometimes you land on the board and nail the trick.  Then kick, push, an…

Trouble by Samantha Towle

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Mia Monroe is running. Running from a person she doesn’t ever want to find her. Running from a past she doesn’t ever want anyone to know. Desperate to find a future, that yesterday, she could only dream of having. 
Jordan Matthews likes easy. Easy women. Easy life. 
Then he meets Mia. 
She’s damaged, troubled and has more baggage than any person can carry. But the more Jordan gets to know Mia-for the first time in his life-he finds himself wanting to try hard for something … for someone … for her.
And then life isn’t so easy anymore. 
Jordan is everything Mia shouldn’t want. A whole bunch of dirty hotness, tattooed, cocky bad boy, who made his money at poker tables and picked his women up in bars. Yet, Mia finds herself falling for him. Then the past Mia was running from, quickly starts to catch up with her. Because that’s the problem with running … you have to stop sometime. 
And when you stop, you get caught.
Review:
Trouble a better …

All of it by Kim Holden

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Seventeen-year-old VERONICA SMITH has it all: a loving family, a funky car named Jezebel, and a plan to go to college after graduation. On the first day of senior year, she meets DIMITRI GLENN--a mysterious transfer student with gray eyes and a mischievous smile who seems determined to win her heart. But there's something odd about Dimitri, leading Veronica to wonder if there's more to him than meets the eye. Before long, she finds herself in a whirlwind romance that seems too good to be true--until a series of devastating events leaves her questioning everything. It's not until she chooses to think with her heart instead of her mind that she can rise from the ashes to learn the truth of their connection.
Review :

All of It was very disappointing. After reading, loving, crying through Bright Side I expected another amazing read. I know this was the authors first book, but still I wanted more. Maybe if I had read it befo…

Unexpected Fate (Hope Town #1) by Harper Sloan

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Have you ever felt like you were living your life for a future that was predetermined? Like there was some bigger picture you just prayed you would someday see clearly? That picture has been crystal clear to me since I was old enough to recognize it for just what it was.
Or I should say recognize him for who he was.
I’ve loved Cohen Cage since I was a small child. He’s been my everything for the last twenty-two years. I’ve loved him through every girlfriend he’s ever brought home. Through his college years and then mine. I’ve loved him through two deployments. And ever since the day I told him how I felt, he’s acted like I’m a stranger.
My name is Danielle Reid, and it’s time for me to get my man. 
Our future is an unexpected fate, and no matter what our parents, siblings, and friends say…it’s going to be worth every second of the fight to make it happen. 
Review:
Since I finished reading Uncaged I have been looking forward to reading …

Midnight Lily by Mia Sheridan

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Holden Scott is the prince of professional football. At least he was before he lost it all . . . or more to the point, before he threw it all away. Now he's out of a job, out of the public's good graces, and perhaps just a little out of his mind. So when a friend offers up his remote lodge in the wilds of Colorado, giving Holden some time away to get his life back on track, he can hardly say no. The last thing he expects is to see a beautiful girl in the woods—one wearing a white, lace dress who appears in the moonlight, and leaves no footprints behind. Is she a dream? A ghost? A product of his muddled imagination? Or something entirely different? 
Midnight Lily is the haunting love story of two lost souls reaching for each other in the dark. A tale of healing, acceptance, and the worlds we create to protect our own hearts. It is a story of being lost, of being found, and of being in the place between. 
This is a stand-alon…

Empty Promises (Promises #3) by Elle Brooks

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What would you do if you knew when you were going to die? Would you will death to come and claim you quickly? Or would you pray for more time?  It wasn’t until I knew that I was about to die, that I decided to really live. And it wasn’t until I gave up on love, that I finally found it. Just not in any of the places that I’d been searching.  Sometimes you don’t get the fairytale happily ever after, but if you’re lucky, you get so much more. You get a perfect beginning that you can keep hold of until the end.
Review:
After reading the first two books in this series I was excited to read Emily's story. What happened those last months before she died. I knew she found someone else, and I was interested to see even though I knew how it would end. 

Unfortunately Empty Promises was not as good as I had hoped. It was an okay read, but it was too short and hard to really get into. I wanted to really get to know Emily and Lucas, see …

Rath's Rebellion (Janus Group #5) by Piers Platt

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After he's found guilty of murder, Rath is saved from a death sentence by a mysterious new ally. His newfound friends have a daring plan to rekindle an old revolution, and they want his help. If it all works, Rath could clear his conscience at last, and pay his debt to society. But starting a rebellion will put him squarely in the sights of Beauceron and Paisen as they rush to prevent the looming war. And even Rath's best-laid plans can go astray ...
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Rath's Rebellion is the newest book in the Janus Group series. You should definitely read the prior 4 books before starting this one. This is a continuation of the same story, though the second book in a new trilogy with the same characters from the first. A what happens after the events of the first three books. 
Rath's Rebellion was so much fun. I really love these books. I love the characters, I love how the trilogy starts out with everyone in a different …

Perfectly Imperfect by Harper Sloan

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Mirror, mirror … who’s the fairest of them all?
I still cringe when I hear that line. A fairy tale that had girls pretending they were the fairest, the most beautiful, and the most entitled. A fairy tale most couldn’t grow out of turned my haunted childhood memories into a living nightmare. Girls who grew up believing that pile of garbage became the meanest of all ‘mean girls.’
And those mean girls were right – it was a line meant for all the beautiful people in the world – and I knew the answer would never be me.
The women with long legs, flat stomachs, and perfect chests.
The type of women Kane Masters gravitated toward.
Well, that’s definitely not Willow Tate.
No. That will never be me.
Because I’m completely imperfect.
And … I hate myself.
I have no idea what Kane could possibly see in someone like me when he could have them. 
Review:
I really wanted to like Perfectly Imperfect, but unfortunately it just didn't work for me. I really…

The Best Friend Bargain (Kisses in the Sand #3) by Robin Bielman

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Olivia Lincoln has a plan guaranteed to get her life back on track. A plan that involves her best friend, Danny. And he’s on board, too…until she blurts out that they’re engaged and expecting a baby, and the news spreads like wildfire.

The problem? Danny doesn’t do marriage. Or family. And everyone knows it, including Olivia.

As irritated as he might be, protecting Olivia is what Danny does. But put best friends under one roof, add house rules begging to be broken, accidental nakedness, and pancakes in bed, and what started as a marriage between friends threatens to turn into the real deal…which would ruin everything.

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The tail end of daylight cast a glow around her in one-of- a-kind beauty and he found himself tucking her hair behind her ear as she looked up at him with similar appreciation.  

When her gaze moved to his mouth, he was a goner.

He ignored the voice inside his head reminding him she was his best fri…

Cover Reveal: The Retrieval Duet by Aly Martinez

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ONE STORY. TWO COUPLES.
The Retrieval Duet by Aly Martinez is a two part series releasing September 2016.
RETRIEVAL releases on September 13th and will bring readers the first part of this emotional second chance romance.
TRANSFER (Part Two) will release on September 27th!
Check out these beautiful covers & Pre-order The Retrieval Duet TODAY You will not be disappointed.

Retrieval (Part One)
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I proposed on our first date.
She laughed and told me I was insane. Less than a day later, she said yes.
It was a whirlwind, but we were happy…
Until we got greedy and wanted a family.

It was a life I couldn’t give her, not for lack of trying. Fertility just wasn’t on our side. We sought out doctors and treatments. Spent money we didn’t have. Lied to our families. Smiled for our friends. Put on a brave face for a world that didn’t understand.
Finally, we were successful…
Until we were forced to bury our son.

We we…

Stranded: A Winter Romance Duet by Samantha Chase and Noelle Adams

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What happens when two people who are supposed to hate each other are stranded together in a winter storm? Cool down after a hot summer with two fun, festive winter romances available together for a limited time. 
Moonlight in Winter Park by Samantha Chase - When Hope barges into the mountain retreat of her brother’s boss, demanding that he not be forced to work through the holidays, she doesn’t except to be trapped alone with him in a snow storm. And she doesn’t expect them to give into the attraction that was there all along. But will the magic still be there when the storm is over? 
One Night in the Ice Storm by Noelle Adams - When she returns to her hometown for the holidays, Rachel doesn't expect to be stranded in an ice storm with only David Harris for company. Eight years ago, David took her virginity and then broke her heart, and she doesn't plan to forgive him. She thinks she doesn't care about him anymore, unti…

Until I Met You by SL Scott

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Their love burned bright, white hot, and strikingly blue around the edges. 
Some thought them careless. 
Some thought them crazy. 
No one approved.
Taylor Barrett was looking for answers in a universe that had abandoned him.
Jude Boehler flooded her dark world with charisma and mystery, drawing everyone into her hurricane.
It was a most captivating of love affairs. They were shooting stars, meteors in the sky, colliding to create a spectacularly wonderful reckless romance, leaving them breathless and tethered. 
Their souls were exposed to the chaos, bare and vulnerable. Can these two star-crossed lovers survive the madness that is life?
Review:
Until I Met You was kind of a train wreck for me. The first half I couldn't look away. It wasn't the best, but I just couldn't stop reading it as I wanted to see what happened. Then about halfway through when I was going to put it down there popped up another intrig…

London Bound (London Lovers #3) by Amy Daws

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*A London Lovers Series Full Length Standalone* *The BFF gets her HEA*
When Leslie Lincoln, a spunky, red-headed American, suffers an awkward moment with an arousingly-sexy British man—she thinks her life can't get any more pathetic. 
She's done with men.  She doesn't need them.  She especially doesn't need their muscular thighs.  No siree, she's going to forget all about the brooding, complicated, and seductive "Theo" who captivated her on the dance floor of a London nightclub. 
Keep telling yourself that, Lez..... 
Immersing herself into a new type of romantic cleanse, Leslie thinks she'll never lay eyes on Theo again. But somehow, he's managed to bulldoze his way back in—her cheetah-print onesie pajamas be damned. 
He wants more.  She wants to run.  But he can’t seem to let her go.
Both of them have a past—and neither want to share. 
How can love possibly survive in darkness? 
Review:
I wanted to really …

Hope in Every Raindrop by Wesley Banks

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“Small towns have big stories.” That was a lesson Katie’s father taught her years ago. A lesson she’s taken to heart. And right now, Katie is desperate for a big story. Reeling from the recent loss of her father and with her agent breathing down her neck for the next book, the twenty-one-year-old writer picks a spot on the map and finds herself bound for a middle-of-nowhere town called Bishopville, South Carolina.
Taking a chance on the words of a local grocer, Katie stumbles upon a rare breed of dogs raised by the town doctor and his nephew Kyle. The only problem? Kyle isn’t interested in telling stories—especially not to a big-city girl who can’t seem to sit still. In an attempt to win him over as the clock winds down, Katie finds herself immersed in Kyle’s world, doing everything but writing.
When inspiration finally strikes, Katie is faced with an unforeseen catastrophe and a truth she can no longer ignore.…

This Love by Anna Bloom

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Amber's always planned to leave her overbearing mother and their stifling small town behind as soon as she graduates. That is until her car breaks down outside Bale and Son's mechanics and she meets Freddy Bale. A boy who'd rather live in the moment than make a five-year-plan. 
Ignoring her friends' warnings, Amber puts all dreams for her perfect future on hold, and dives into the romance heart first. On their last day of school, however, Freddy decides to call off their relationship, and Amber does the only thing she can think of: Run away and never look back. Just like she'd always planned.
Ten years pass before Amber sets foot in town again, only returning to look after her ailing mother. While Freddy wants to make amends, Amber is confronted with her own wrong choices from ten years ago. Choices that could change the lives of everyone she's ever loved.
When first love is given a second chance and the secr…

Waiting for Midnight by Samantha Chase

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Maddie's hoping for a little holiday magic with her sexy neighbor Noah...

For the last year, Maddie's been trying to get Noah's attention, but to no avail. Until a busted light bulb, a broken ladder and a concussion lend a hand. Now with the holidays right around the corner, she's hopeful that she'll finally get her wish to kiss her sexy neighbor as way to kick off the new year.

**This is a Christmas holiday short story that was originally part of the Christmas in the City Anthology. It is a standalone story of 20K words.**

Review:
Waiting for Midnight is a fun, sweet holiday read. It is definitely going on my re-read list for the holidays. 
Maddie and Noah have lived next to each other for a year, but they don't really know each other. Maddie has a huge crush on Noah, which he knows, but tries to stifle. He doesn't need or want a commitment and he knows she would be looking for one. He just can'…

Bleeding Love (Hope Town #2) by Harper Sloan

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I've loved once. I gave everything that I had to that love. Blindly believing that nothing could ever take that feeling away from me. Away from us. And when my little world of happiness was ripped from my fingers, I felt a loss that still haunts me to this day. 
Now I use that lingering grief as a shield to keep my heart from loving again. It's that fear that keeps me from letting anyone, except my daughter, get close enough to make it hurt. To make my heart bleed when I inevitably lose again. 
Until the day I met Liam Beckett and everything I thought I had protected myself from was shoved back in my face. 
He's on a mission to prove to me that a love worth having is a love worth fighting for.
*Bleeding Love is the second book in the Hope Town series. It will follow Liam and Megan. Each book in the series is a HEA and can be read as a standalone.*
Review:
Bleeding Love was a great read. I love these seeing the kids from the…