ARC Review: One Week with the Best Man by Andrea Laurence and Reclaimed by the Rancher by Janice Maynard

In One Night with the Best Man by Andrea Laurence, a plain Jane wedding decorator is hired to be a gorgeous Hollywood actor’s fake date to his best friend’s wedding, only for things to take a turn toward the real…

In Reclaimed by the Rancher, a bonus Texas Cattlemen’s Club Lies and Lullabies prequel story by Janice Maynard, a woman who left her rancher fiancé before their wedding now needs his help to save her family’s land, but his help comes with a price…

One Night with the Best Man

Brides and Belles

Book Three

Andrea Laurence

Reclaimed by the Rancher

Texas Cattleman’s Club: Lies and Lullabies

Prequel Short Story

Janice Maynard

256 Pages

Release Date: 11/01/2015

Publisher: Harlequin | Imprint: Harlequin Desire
Genre: Romance | Contemporary Romance | Series Romance
Series: Brides and Belles | Texas Cattleman’s Club: Lies and Lullabies

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One Night with the Best Man by Andrea Laurence

What happens when a fake wedding date gets all too real?

Pretend to be famous bachelor Julian Cooper’s girlfriend? Some women might be thrilled with the request—not Gretchen McAlister. Her job is planning weddings, not being the best man’s date. But after Julian’s latest celebrity breakup, “ordinary” Gretchen is the perfect PR ploy.

Julian is against the whole plan…until he meets Gretchen. Honest and beautiful—even beneath her fancy makeover—his new “girlfriend” makes him want something more, something real…

Reclaimed by the Rancher by Janice Maynard

Only the fiancé she left in the dust can help her!

To fend off a mysterious oil company’s aggressive buyout offer and save her family land, Lucy Peyton can only turn to one man for help. Yes, she’d practically left Jeff Hartley at the altar, but she’d had her reasons. Such as catching the rich rancher kissing her best friend before the wedding! But now, face-to-face with Jeff on his doorstep, she realizes the chemistry between them is as strong as ever and panics.

If Lucy wants his help, she’ll have it—on his terms. She’ll also receive a lesson in what she missed when she ran. Because in the end, Jeff Hartley always gets what he wants…no matter how long he has to wait.

Texas Cattleman’s Club: Lies and Lullabies—Baby secrets and a scheming sheikh rock Royal, Texas


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ARC Review: A Winter Wedding by Brenda Novak

In A Winter Wedding, Brenda Novak takes us back to Whiskey Creek for the delightful love story of town staple Kyle Houseman and temporary town transplant, country music singer, Lourdes Bennett.

A Winter Wedding 

Whiskey Creek 

Book Nine 

Brenda Novak 

384 Pages 

Release Date: 10/27/15

Publisher: Harlequin | Imprint: Mira Books
Genre: Romance | Contemporary Romance
Series: Whiskey Creek


One Christmas can change your life…

Kyle Houseman believes he’ll never find anyone he could love as much as Olivia Arnold, who’s now married to his stepbrother. Not only did he lose her, he’s been through one divorce and has no desire to go through another. He’s determined to be extra careful about the next woman he gets involved with—which is why he fights his attraction to the beautiful stranger who rents his farmhouse for the Christmas holiday.

Lourdes Bennett is a country music artist. She’s only planning to stay in Whiskey Creek long enough to write the songs for her next album—the album that’s going to put her back on top. Her dreams don’t include settling in a town even smaller than the one she escaped. But as she comes to know Kyle, she begins to wonder if she’d be making a terrible mistake to leave him behind.


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Review: A Christmas Vow of Seduction by Maisey Yates

In Maisey Yates’ A Christmas Vow of Seduction, Prince Andres of Petras must use every seductive skill in his arsenal to convince Princess Zara to marry him by Christmas, but to keep her as his wife for good, he’ll have to overcome his inability to trust and her inability to do as she’s told first…

A Christmas Vow of Seduction 

Princes of Petras

Book One

Maisey Yates

194 Pages

Print Release Date: 10/20/15

*Available 11/01/15 in E-book*

Harlequin | Imprint: Harlequin Presents
Genre: Romance | Contemporary Romance | Series Romance
Series: Princes of Petras


A Christmas present for the man who has everything…

With one band of gold Prince Andres of Petras can erase his past albeit pleasurable sins. But his prospective bride is untamable Princess Zara, so the playboy prince must seduce her into compliance and crown her by Christmas!

The wayward princess of Tirimia has spent years hiding her untouched heart, and her convenient husband-to-be seems determined to keep it that way. Yet his caresses promise a sensual awakening that’s impossible to resist. But once Zara’s given him her hand and her body, it won’t be long before he has her heart

A passionate read for Christmas nights!


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Review: Willow Brook Road by Sherryl Woods

In Willow Brook Road, Sherry Woods returns to beautiful Chesapeake Shores with its small town community, its big, loving, ever-growing O’Brien clan, and its life lessons about finding hope, following your dreams, and falling in love.

Willow Brook Road 

Chesapeake Shores

Book Thirteen

Sherryl Woods

384 Pages

Release Date: 09/29/15

Publisher: Harlequin | Imprint: Mira Books
Genre: Romance | Contemporary Romance
Series: Chesapeake Shores


#1 New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods sweeps readers away with the story of a beloved member of the O’Brien family as she claims the life she’s always dreamed of…

Spirited, spontaneous Carrie Winters has grown up under the watchful eyes of not only her grandfather Mick O’Brien, but the entire town of Chesapeake Shores.

Now that she’s home from Europe, a glamorous fashion career behind her and her heart broken, there seem to be far too many people watching to see if she’ll live up to the expectations her family has for her.

As if that weren’t enough pressure, Carrie finds herself drawn to sexy, grief-stricken Sam Winslow, who is yearning for someone to help him raise the nephew who’s unexpectedly come into his life after a tragedy.

With her own life in turmoil, is Carrie really ready to take on a new career and a new man? Or is Sam exactly what she needs to create the strong, loving family she’s always wanted?


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Review: Tough Love by Lori Foster

Tough Love 

Ultimate Series

Book Three

Lori Foster

544 Pages 

Release Date: 08/25/15

Harlequin | Imprint: HQN Books
Genre: Romance | Contemporary Romance | Romantic Suspense
Series: Ultimate


She’s playing hard to get… to win the MMA fighter of her ultimate fantasies in a sultry new novel from New York Timesbestselling author Lori Foster…

Vanity Baker loves a good, clean match, but she’s not above playing a little dirty. She’s wanted Stack “The Wolf” Hannigan from day one. Seems as though the best way to corral the famously commitment-phobic fighter is to insist on keeping it casual. And her plan works—deliciously well—until Stack’s past steps out of the shadows.

Stack learned early to stay free of attachments. But with sexy, forthright Vanity, he’s the one always left wanting more. Then his troublemaking family comes back into the picture, threatening everything Stack cares about—Vanity included. Suddenly he realizes they’re much more than friends with benefits. He’s ready to go to the mat for her…but will it be in time to protect the woman who’s tamed him for good?


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Review: Coming Home For Christmas by Marie Ferrarella

Coming Home For Christmas

Matchmaking Mamas

Marie Ferrarella 

224 Pages

Print Release Date: 10/20/15

*Available 11/01/15 in E-book*

Harlequin | Imprint: Harlequin Special Edition
Genre: Romance | Contemporary Romance | Series Romance
Series: Matchmaking Mamas



They say you can’t go home again, but Keith O’Connell wasn’t worried about staying. He was just back in town to sell his late mother’s house and try to avoid old emotions. Of course, hiring estate sale specialist Kenzie Bradshaw meant the possibility of creating new memories before he left. Especially once the Matchmaking Mamas hatched a plan.

Kenzie Bradshaw was used to the turmoil involved in estate sales, though she’d never had a client like Keith. He wanted everything gone. She knew, however, there were some things, some memories he shouldn’t lose. Convincing him to spend one last Christmas in his family’s home could melt his hardened heart. But would it bring back the man she used to know and love?


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Review: A Wrong Bed Christmas by Kimberly Van Meter & Liz Talley

A Wrong Bed Christmas 

The Wrong Bed

Kimberly Van Meter

 Liz Talley

224 Pages

Print Release Date: 10/20/15

*Available 11/01/15 in E-book*

Publisher: Harlequin | Imprint: Harlequin Blaze
Genre: Romance | Contemporary Romance | Series Romance
Series: The Wrong Bed


The Wrong Bed—But the Right Guy! 

Ignited by Kimberly Van Meter

What do you do when a sexy, naked fireman gets into your bed? If you’re Alexis Matheson, you freak out. But now she’s snowed in with Layton Davis, and suddenly Alexis’s best intentions to behave seem to have disappeared up the chimney. Because a hot ‘n’ naughty firefighter in her bed might be the best Christmas surprise ever…

Where There’s Smoke by Liz Talley

Emma Rose Brent is sure she’s dreaming when Erik Matheson, her bestie’s Überhot older brother—who she’s been crushing on for years—mistakenly slips into her bed, all gloriously naked. But Emma must have been a very good girl this year, because she’s been given the best gift of all: the chance to be really, really bad…


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Review: His Fantasy Girl by Nina Croft

His Fantasy Girl

Things To Do Before You Die

Book One

Nina Croft

190 Pages

Release Date: 10/19/2015

Publisher: Entangled Publishing | Imprint: Brazen
Genre: Contemporary Romance | Series Romance
Series: Things To Do Before You Die


A sexy category romance from Entangled’s Brazen imprint…

When fantasy and reality collide…

There’s nothing like a near death experience to make a guy reassess his life. And that’s exactly what nightclub owner Logan McCabe decides to do, starting with looking up the girl he spent one wild night with eleven years ago, right before his life turned to crap. He spent a year fantasizing about her. Now he’s ready to see how reality matches up.

Imogen Parker is a perfectionist. She’s only strayed from the straight and narrow once in her life, on her eighteenth birthday. It was supposed to be one wild night with a totally unsuitable man before she settled into her sensible future. Instead it changed her life forever.

Logan might still be the sexiest man Imogen has ever seen, but a dirty-talking, tattooed, ex-con is the last thing she needs in her perfect life. He claims she’s his fantasy girl, but what he doesn’t know is she’s also the mother of his ten-year old daughter…


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Blog Tour: Stranded With My Stepbrother by Madison Collins (Excerpt, Review, Giveaway, and Buy Links)


Stranded With My Stepbrother

Madison Collins

98 Pages

Release Date: 10/12/2015

Publisher/Imprint: Self-Published
Genre: Romance | Contemporary Romance | Erotic Romance

Book C

A standalone taboo romance. No cliffhanger. 18+

On the way to our parents wedding in the mountains, the mother of all snow storms attacks, leaving me stranded in a remote cabin with my new stepbrother.

My hot as hell, I-need-to-change-my-panties because-they’re-soaked, cocky asshole of a stepbrother, Bentley McAllister.

The kicker of it all?

The only items he’s packed are liquor and condoms, and he’s looking at me like he wants to put both to good use.

My name is Sierra, and my libido can only take so much.

Send help!




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Blog Tour: Rock Redemption by Nalini Singh (Excerpt, Review, Giveaway, Buy Links)



Rock Kiss Series 

Book Three

Nalini Singh

349 Pages

Release Date: 10/06/2015

Publisher/Imprint: TKA Distribution | Series: Rock Kiss
Genre: Romance | Contemporary Romance

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From New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh comes the next contemporary romance in the Rock Kiss series…

Kit Devigny could have loved rock guitarist Noah St. John. Their friendship burned with the promise of intense passion and searing tenderness…until the night Noah deliberately shattered her heart.

Noah knows he destroyed something precious the night he chose to betray Kit, but he’d rather she hate him than learn his darkest secret. All he has left is his music. It’s his saving grace, but it doesn’t silence the voices that keep him up at night. Chasing oblivion through endless one-night-stands, he earns a few hours’ sleep and his bad boy reputation.

When a media error sees Noah and Kit dubbed the new “it” couple, Kit discovers her chance at the role of a lifetime hinges on riding the media wave. Wanting–needing–to give Kit this, even if he can’t give her everything, Noah agrees to play the adoring boyfriend. Only the illusion is suddenly too real, too painful, too beautiful…and it may be too late for the redemption of Noah St. John.

Kit and Noah’s rock star romance is finally here in the newest addition to Nalini Singh’s Rock Kiss Series!!  


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Blog Tour: How Forever Feels by Laura Drewry (Excerpt, Review, Giveaway, and Buy Links)


How Forever Feels

Friends First

Book Four

Laura Drewry

294 Pages

Release Date: 10/13/2015

Publisher: Random House | Imprint: Loveswept
Genre: Romance | Contemporary Romance | Series Romance
Series: Friends First

From USA Today bestselling author Laura Drewry comes a warm and witty new Friends First novel—perfect for readers of Jill Shalvis and Susan Mallery. How Forever Feels is a sweet tale about the one that got away . . . and the one that came back.

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Maya McKay’s heart is as big as Jack Rhodes’s shoulders are broad. Their chemistry is out of control, but it could never work between them because Jack is more than just best friends with her cheating ex-husband—they’re like brothers. Maya, the sensitive, practical florist, has given up on love and is ready to settle for like. But now that Jack’s around again, he’s stirring up old feelings—and turning Maya’s fantasies into irresistible reality.

Jack blew his chance with Maya years ago when he stepped aside for his best friend, Will, and he’s still kicking himself about it. Maya was promised forever once before, and she got burned. But when Jack realizes that second chances aren’t going to fall out of the sky, he seizes the moment—and the woman he’s always loved—to show her how forever truly feels.


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Review: Point Blank by Kaily Hart

Point Blank

Standalone Novella

Kaily Hart

50 pages

Release Date: 05/19/2015

Publisher/Imprint: Self-Published | Source: Purchase
Genre: Romance | Contemporary Romance | Erotic Romance


No more safe choices. No more watching life pass her by. No more regrets.

It’s Lanie Jameson’s new mantra, or it would be if she had the guts to pull it off. Lanie’s harbored a secret crush on bad boy Rex Harper for longer than she can remember. And there’s no time like the present, right?

When Rex sees Lanie again he knows nothing’s changed—he still wants her in his bed. Lanie’s got the same idea—to fulfill a fantasy long overdue—except Rex doesn’t want the fantasy to end. He wants it to be real. For good. He just has to convince Lanie to give him a chance beyond her point-blank proposition.




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Review: Revved by Sherilee Gray (Plus an exclusive interview with the author!)


Axle Alley Vipers

Book Two

Sherilee Gray

197 Pages

Release Date: 10/05/2015

Publisher: Entangled Publishing | Imprint: Indulgence
Genre: Contemporary Romance | Series: Axle Alley Vipers
Heat Level: Blazing Hot


He’ll rev her up and drive her to the edge…

Rusty West swore she was done with men. Instead, she channeled her passion into West Restoration, the car shop she runs with her sisters. But Rusty’s aloof composure fades when the owner of the competition comes striding into her shop, over six feet of sexy, rough-edged confidence…hot enough to send Rusty’s motor into overdrive.

Reid Parker worked his ass off to get what he wants—and what he wants is West Restoration and its crew. He never expected to find a shop of all-female mechanics…or the stunning redhead who ignites a lust that threatens his cool. But Reid plays carefully. He never, ever gets involved with a woman beyond one night.

And no matter how hot the sparks, Rusty will never compromise her business for a man…

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Blog Tour: Irresistibly Yours by Lauren Layne (Teasers, Excerpt, Review, Giveaway and Buy Links)

Meet the men of Oxford magazine! In the first captivating spin-off of Lauren Layne’s Sex, Love & Stiletto series, a not-so-friendly battle of the sexes turns into a scorching office romance.


Irresistibly Yours

Oxford Series

Book One

Lauren Layne

236 Pages

Release Date: 10/06/2015

Publisher: Random House | Imprint: Loveswept
Genre: Romance | Contemporary Romance | Series Romance
Series: Oxford


Hotshot sports editor Cole Sharpe has been freelancing for Oxford for years, so when he hears about a staff position opening up, he figures he’s got the inside track. Then his boss drops a bombshell: Cole has competition. Female competition, in the form of a fresh-faced tomboy who can hang with the dudes—and write circles around them, too. Cole usually likes his women flirty and curvy, but he takes a special interest in his skinny, sassy rival, if only to keep an eye on her. And soon, he can’t take his eyes off her.

Penelope Pope knows all too well that she comes off as just one of the guys. Since she’s learned that wanting more usually leads to disappointment, Penelope’s resigned to sitting on the sidelines when it comes to love. So why does Cole make her want to get back in the game? The man is as arrogant as he is handsome. He probably sees her as nothing more than a barrier to his dream job. But when an unexpected kiss turns into a night of irresistible passion, Penelope has to figure out whether they’re just fooling around—or starting something real.

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ARC Review: We’ll Never Be Apart by Emiko Jean

We’ll Never Be Apart

Emiko Jean

288 Pages

Release Date: 10/06/2015

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 
Imprint: HMH Books for Young Readers

Genre: Teen/YA | YA Suspense | YA Mystery/Thriller
Genre: YA Psychological Thriller | YA Contemporary


*Recommended for ages 14 and up*

This book contains dark themes and deep psychological issues that may be upsetting for some readers, particularly those with a sensitivity to death, severe mental health issues, and/or stories involving troubled youths with emotionally damaging and destructive pasts.


Some promises are meant to be broken…




That’s all seventeen-year-old Alice Monroe thinks about. Committed to a mental ward at Savage Isle, Alice is haunted by memories of the fire that killed her boyfriend, Jason. A blaze her twin sister Cellie set. But when Chase, a mysterious, charismatic patient, agrees to help her seek vengeance, Alice begins to rethink everything. Writing out the story of her troubled past in a journal, she must confront hidden truths.

Is the one person she trusts only telling her half the story? Nothing is as it seems in this edge-of-your-seat psychological thriller from the debut author Emiko Jean.

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