Hold The Forevers by K.A. Linde

5 STARS

Release Date: February 23, 2021

SYNOPSIS: Iโ€™m in love with two men.
But I can only marry one.
And today is my wedding day.

The bridesmaids button my wedding dress. They titter excitedly as the music begins. My groom is waiting for me. I walk down the aisle prepared to say I do. All according to plan.
Except for the shout from the back of the room, โ€œI object!โ€
I should have known it couldnโ€™t be that easy. After fourteen years of push and pull, neither of them is going to let me go. Weโ€™re a trio that should have never been. Me and Cole and Ash. One that Iโ€™m to marry and one that Iโ€™m to leave behind.
Now, once and for all, I have to choose: my groom or the man objecting?

But until thenโ€ฆhold the forevers.


A new angsty stand alone love triangle romance from USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde that will keep you guessing which man is her groom and which one objectsโ€ฆ


REVIEW: If you know me, you know that I hate love triangles. Which probably make you wonder why I would volunteer to review this book. Well, here’s the thing: I love K.A. Linde’s writing ever since I read The Seasons Series and fell in love with all of the books and characters. So I now read anything she puts out. I think the structure of this book was super original and made if feel different than other love triangles I’ve read before. There is also the K.A. Linde trademark angst that’s going to break your heart as well. It was also interesting that I had no idea who was who at the wedding–which is the scene it starts with before going back in time–but I did have a feeling about who she would pick. All I have to say is that if you like love triangles, you should definitely check this one out!

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K.A. Linde is the USA Today bestselling author of the Avoiding Series, Wrights, and more than thirty other novels. She has a Masters degree in political science from the University of Georgia, was the head campaign worker for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and served as the head coach of the Duke University dance team. She loves reading fantasy novels, binge-watching Supernatural, traveling, and dancing in her spare time. She currently lives in Lubbock, Texas, with her husband and two super-adorable puppies.

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Stay for Me by Corinne Michaels

4.5 STARS

Release Date: December 8, 2020

SYNOPSIS: Hollywood taught me everything I know about relationships–except how to be in one. As an actor, I became an expert at faking it. Faking that I wasn’t affected by my childhood. Faking that I was okay. Faking that I knew how to save the day, the girl, the whole damn world. But I’ve always known the truth–I’m no one’s hero. Until I’m forced to move back to Sugarloaf for six months, and Brenna Allen offers me a chance to prove otherwise. She’s everything I never knew I wanted, but can’t have. Her broken heart, perfect face, and adorable children turn my world upside down. Instead of preparing for my next leading role, I’m directing a middle school play. All to make her smile. The more time I spend here, the more I want to stay. Build a life in this town that I swore I’d leave–for her. But when the world comes crashing down around us, I’m forced to decide if staying for her is the right choice or if leaving is better for the woman I love.

REVIEW: Wow. This series was a wild ride and I am so glad I was on it! The Arrowood Brothers are absolutely delicious with so much depth from everything they have experienced. As per usual, Corinne Michaels broke me a little with these characters. Brenna’s backstory just gripped my heart. I wanted Jacob and Brenna to get their HEA so badly! And Sebastian added so much to the story. I would definitely recommend this one. I don’t want to spoil anything, but you should definitely read this one if you are looking for an angsty story, with sweet moments and all the feels!

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Book 1: Come Back for Me
Book 2: Fight for Me
Book 3: The One for Me


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Corinne Michaels is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of romance novels. Her stories are chock full of emotion, humor, and unrelenting love, and she enjoys putting her characters through intense heartbreak before finding a way to heal them through their struggles.

Corinne is a former Navy wife and happily married to the man of her dreams. She began her writing career after spending months away from her husband while he was deployed–reading and writing were her escapes from the loneliness. Corinne now lives in Virginia with her husband and is the emotional, witty, sarcastic, and fun-loving mom of two beautiful children.

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Stirred by Charity Farrell

4 STARS!

Release Date: May 19, 2020

SYNOPSIS: I don’t want him. I can’t do this.
That’s what my ex said after our son was born, leaving me a single dad.

These days, my world consists of two things: Noah and my bar. Until herโ€”the woman I wantโ€”but can never have. My exโ€™s sister wasnโ€™t supposed to be stirred into the mix. Even though I try to push her away, my son falls in love with her. As much as I want to keep my distance, I canโ€™t break his heart.

Lines become blurred, and fighting our attraction becomes nearly impossible.
Even though we know itโ€™s wrong, desire doesnโ€™t always fade away.
As soon as we cross that line, nothing will be the same and everything will fall apart. And it does.

REVIEW: When I read this synopsis, I knew I needed to buy this one the day it came out. Which is what I did and I was not disappointed!

There is just something about a wounded single dad that pulls me right into a story. Cohen is all broody with a wall up that no one is supposed to break through, but with good reason. His son Noah is the freakin’ cutest and I love how he adds to the story along the way. And of course Noah totally falls for Jamie, because who wouldn’t. Jamie is a doctor that’s sweet and just wants to be apart of her nephew’s life. The journey these three go on definitely has its ups and downs, but I really enjoyed it. I know the whole sister’s ex might not be the most enticing to some readers, but when the sister abandoned her man and her child, and isn’t the nicest person, I think we can all look past it for love! I think that “forbidden” factor adds a level to the story that makes it more intense and definitely had me rooting for love to conquer all!

Another thing about this book is that the side characters are awesome! I was totally invested in the whole group, and Charity Farrell set us up with some expectations for more HEAs. And I am dying for the next book Shaken so we find out all the details about Georgia and Archer’s love/hate relationship!!!

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Arrowood Brothers Series by Corinne Michaels

Overall Series: 4.5 STARS!

I am a sucker for a romance series of standalones, and even more so when the leads are related. So of course I’m completely invested in the Arrowood brothers. Not to mention Corinne Michaels does emotional romances so well. I can’t wait to read about all four brothers!

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Book 1: Come Back for Me

3.5 STARS

Release Date: January 7, 2020

SYNOPSIS: One night, eight years ago, she gave me peace. No names. No promises. Just two broken people, desperate to quiet their pain and grief.

In the morning, she was gone and had taken my solace with her. I left for the military that day, vowing never to return to Pennsylvania. When my father dies, Iโ€™m forced to go home to bury him. At least I’ll finally be rid of his farm, which is grown over and tangled with memories I’ve fought to forget. And thatโ€™s when I find her. Sheโ€™s even more beautiful than I remember and has the most adorable kid Iโ€™ve ever seen. Years have passed, but my feelings are the same, and this time I refuse to let her go. They say you can’t bury the past, and they’re right. Because when long-ago secrets are exposed, rocking us both to the core, I have no choice but to watch her walk away again. . .

REVIEW: I picked these books up because I love the way Corinne Michaels writes her romances. They always pack a punch to the emotions and take the characters on a journey of growth. This is an insta-love and the guy saves the girl type of story, which isn’t my go-to. Plus, there was so much going on in this story and I was a little overwhelmed by how things kept happening. That being said, I really do appreciate how Corinne Michaels portrayed abuse in families and the lasting impacts it can have on the people involved. Luckily, Ellie’s daughter Hadley was a heartwarming break from all the craziness. It also helped that Connor was unfailing in his devotion. With the twists and turns, I definitely was rooting for this couple and was excited to see how they would end up. Also, meeting the other Arrowood brothers, definitely made me realize I needed to get my hands on the rest of this series.

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Book 2: Fight for Me

4.5 STARS

Release Date: May 19, 2020

SYNOPSIS: I fell in love with Sydney Hastings when I was ten years old. At sixteen, we whispered promises of forever. When I was twenty-two I broke them all. I left her and promised never to return.

After my father’s death, Iโ€™m forced to go home to Sugarloaf for six months. She’ll be everywhere, no longer just in my memories and regrets. When weโ€™re together, itโ€™s as though time never stopped. Sheโ€™s still the one I want, but I donโ€™t deserve her. Instead of apologizing, I take that beautiful, broken woman in my arms. But after that, itโ€™s her turn to leave me. 

Now I have to fight. For her. For us. For the life we both want โ€ฆ

REVIEW: Talk about emotional! I mean I thought I knew it would be, because we meet both Declan and Sydney is book 1, but that did not prepare me. I think there is something special about characters, such as the Arrowood brothers, that have been through trauma and in a result have a skewed world view. It’s just so human. I may have wanted to smack Declan upside the head many times in this book, but I was still rooting for him none the same. Sydney handles everything the best she can. I enjoyed her strength and admired her love for Declan. The hits kept coming in this one and I liked it even better than book 1. I’m excited to see what happens to the other two Arrowood brothers in books 3 and 4!

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Southern Series by Natasha Madison

Overall Series: 4 STARS!

This series is full of quick reads, lots of suspense and drama, and all the damn feels. The characters are all tangled up in each other and endure a lot of difficult events. Something I appreciate about this series is how Natasha Madison made my feelings change about all the characters as they developed over all three books! I’m looking forward to the fourth book, because I’m sure it’s going to be chock full of angst and messiness that she writes so well.

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Book 1: Southern Chance

3.5 STARS

Release Date: March 17, 2020

SYNOPSIS: Buried secrets never stay hidden in the South.

Kallie – I fell in love with him when I was seven. I scraped my knee, and he helped carry me inside.
Our love story was the talk of the town until a woman told everyone she was pregnant with his baby. The only rational solution was to high tail it out of town and never come back. My best friend needed a place to hide, and you canโ€™t get much more covert than my family farm, so I came back. For her. It was supposed to be temporary, and I wasnโ€™t supposed to see him, but thatโ€™s what happens when you live in a small town where everyone knows each other.

Jacob – Being the sheriff in a small town was never my dream. My father died and my older brother took off, so I had to be the one to look after my mother. I stayed. I fulfilled my duties as a son and I protected my hometown. My life wasnโ€™t perfect, but I was content. Until I locked eyes with a ghost from my past, Kallie. I thought it was my imagination, it couldnโ€™t be. I loved her most of my life, but now I hated her. The town gossip mill was going into overdrive. I kept my head down and my mind off of the woman who shattered my heart when she ran away. She didnโ€™t give me a chance to explain, it didnโ€™t matter to her then. I didnโ€™t matter.

A second chance is never promised, but now that mine is right under my nose, Iโ€™m not sure I can take it.

REVIEW: I sincerely hated the beginning of this book. I was mad at every single character for how they acted, which just made me need to read the whole damn book to know what happened. And I have to say, I’m glad I stuck it out! By the end of the book, I was smiling and opening up book 2! Let’s just say there are a lot of mistakes made, but at the end of the day some things are just meant to be. The side characters really added to this story and it’s so awesome to get their HEAs in books 2 and 3!

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Book 2: Southern Comfort

4 STARS

Release Date: April 14, 2020

SYNOPSIS: Buried secrets never stay hidden in the South.

Olivia – When you find out that your fiancรฉ is arrested for swindling over ten million dollars from his clients, you do what any sane woman would do. You escape reality and go undercover, trading in your city-girl Louboutins for country-pumpkin cowboy boots. It wasnโ€™t a forever changeโ€”it was temporary. I only had to stay here until things back home got straightened out, or so I thought.

Casey – I was riding horses before I was walking, or at least that was what they told me. I always knew I would take over the family farm. Itโ€™s in my blood. Country boy at heart, the minute I saw her dragging her luggage up the gravel driveway I knew she was out of my league.I shouldnโ€™t have started anything with her, because I knew she was just passing through. I couldnโ€™t stop it, I fell in love with her. Even though I knew, in the end, she would leave me.

REVIEW: This a damn romantic suspense with messy characters and lots of ups and downs. When I first saw glimpses of Olivia and Casey in the first book, I was really looking forward to their book. I feel like we got so much more depth to these characters than I was expecting, because they are so much more than what you see. This was a wild ride and it really added to the series overall!

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Book 3: Southern Storm

4 STARS

Release Date: May 19, 2020

SYNOPSIS: Buried secrets never stay hidden in the South.

Savannah – Iโ€™m the one who broke up the golden couple. The woman people still whisper about, point at, and give dirty looks to. Did I sleep with the prom king? No. Did I sleep with the town’s golden boy on vacation from college? Yes. Did I believe that he was going to marry me? Wholeheartedly. Did he? Not even close. He got engaged right in front of me and then his father threw two hundred dollars at me and told me to take the trash out. So, I raised my son in a town where people love him because they think that his father is the sheriff. It was going great, everything was working out till my lie got out.

Beau – I was getting ready to take over the mayoral office from my father, who was my hero. Until I heard the secret he hoped would stay buried forever. My brother has a son, not just any son but a son with the woman who was my best friend. The woman I secretly have loved from the moment she stood up to me and broke my nose in kindergarten. I need to protect her and in order to do that, we need to get married. Too bad her nightmare is my dream come true.

REVIEW: I had questionable feeling towards Savannah, but I really loved Beau throughout the previous books. That meant I had mixed feelings going into this book in general, but I was also beyond interested to see how Natasha Madison was going to handle the drama that I knew what coming. Luckily, she got right to it in the opening scenes! Let me just say, Beau doesn’t show who is really is at beginning, but he makes up for it right away. Beau is freakin’ swoony and I just loved how he stood up for Savannah. By the end of this book, I was rooting for them both and I loved seeing their journey together.


Book 4: Southern Sunrise

5 Stars!

Release Date: July 7, 2020

SYNOPSIS: Buried secrets never stay hidden in the South.

Emily – I fell in love with him when I was fourteen. Under the stars, he told me he loved me, and under the stars we promised to love each other always. But under the stars, he broke my heart by walking away. He left me without a second glance. I was just an afterthought.
Now he’s back, but this time, I’m not falling for his Southern charm. Maybe. Itโ€™s time I get my happily ever after, even if part of me wishes he was still mine.

Ethan – I found out on my twenty-first birthday that everything I thought I knew was a lie, and the man I had grown up thinking was my father wasn’t. The pain I felt blinded me, making it impossible to hear what anyone said.
I left them all behind, including her, my best friend and the woman I was going to marry. Five years later, I’m back, only to find the woman I still love has another man’s ring on her finger. Sheโ€™s going to marry my best friend unless I stop her. And this time, I only have until sunrise to change her mind.

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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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Truly Mine by Kennedy Fox

4 STARS!

Release Date: August 13, 2019

SYNOPSIS

๐‘ป๐‘น๐‘ผ๐‘ณ๐’€ ๐‘ด๐‘ฐ๐‘ต๐‘ฌ ๐’Š๐’” ๐’‚๐’ ๐’‚๐’๐’ˆ๐’”๐’•๐’š, ๐’”๐’๐’๐’˜-๐’ƒ๐’–๐’“๐’ ๐’‡๐’“๐’Š๐’†๐’๐’…๐’” ๐’•๐’ ๐’๐’๐’—๐’†๐’“๐’” ๐’“๐’๐’Ž๐’‚๐’๐’„๐’† ๐’˜๐’“๐’‚๐’‘๐’‘๐’†๐’… ๐’–๐’‘ ๐’Š๐’ ๐’‚ ๐’•๐’“๐’‚๐’ˆ๐’Š๐’„๐’‚๐’๐’๐’š ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’‚๐’–๐’•๐’Š๐’‡๐’–๐’ ๐’๐’๐’—๐’† ๐’”๐’•๐’๐’“๐’š.

The night we met in the dimly lit bar, she looked like a brunette bombshell, and I wanted to learn her deepest secrets. With sun-kissed skin and soulful bedroom eyes, she was pure temptation, and I was mesmerized. 

As one drink led to two, I craved more of her playful banter and taunting lips. Resisting her wasnโ€™t an option, and we quickly became a desperate mess of tangled limbs and hot kisses. She tasted like the sweetest sin, but I was no saint. 

Once we caught our breaths, and it became obvious that meeting her wasnโ€™t a coincidence, everything changed. Now I must deny her at all costs.

๐น๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘’๐‘›๐‘‘๐‘ . Itโ€™s all we can ever be. 

After years of lying to myself and keeping her at a distance, I want to pull her close. Sophieโ€™s on my mind more than ever as my instincts to protect her take over. Regardless of my attempts to help, she pushes me away and makes it clear she doesnโ€™t need me. 

Iโ€™ll do whatever it takes to keep her safe, to show her Iโ€™m the good guy, but one night takes a tragic turn for the worse when her boyfriend and I start throwing punches. 

๐˜ˆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ด ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜โ€™๐˜ฎ ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฎ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ.

REVIEW

I AM HERE FOR THE DRAMA. We get a sneak peak at the end of Baby Yours of “the incident” and I knew from that I needed Mason and Sophie’s story ASAP. I got answers for so many questions I had about them in the first duet as side characters. There is definitely a theme to this series besides being roommates, and that is all the fighting-feelings-angst possible! If you’re ready for serious topics, the sloooooowest burn, and all the damn feels, definitely pick this one up. It’s torturous waiting for Truly Yours, book 2, but in the best way. I can’t wait to see where Mason and Sophie’s journey takes them.

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Baby Yours by Kennedy Fox

5 STARS!

Release Date: May 23, 2019

SYNOPSIS: The worst day of my life happened when Brandon died. We had our entire future mapped out. 
Careers, marriage, kidsโ€”in that order. Then the universe threw a curveball and ended it all. 

As I come to terms with everything, I learn Iโ€™m carrying his baby. Now Iโ€™m living with his roommate, the guy whoโ€™s made my life a living hell the past two years. Hunterโ€™s now the one to hold me up when all I want to do is fall. 

Knowing my religious parents will never accept the pregnancy out of wedlock, Hunter offers to be my fake husband. While I think heโ€™s gone crazy, itโ€™s the only plan thatโ€™ll keep them in my life. So I do whatever it takes to make our relationship believableโ€”kissing, touching, even letting him hold me when we sleep. The lines are so blurred neither of us want to admit weโ€™re no longer pretending. 

The guilt of what weโ€™re doing eats me alive as I struggle to deal with my emotions. I push him away, but he pulls me closer, showing me how heโ€™s always felt. 

Just as I begin to follow my heart, I learn Hunterโ€™s been keeping secrets.
And Iโ€™m left to make the hardest decision of my lifeโ€ฆ

**This is book 2 in the Hunter & Lennon duet and must be read after Baby Mine. Recommended for ages 18+**

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REVIEW

I don’t even know where to begin. This duet cuddled my heart, grabbed it, squeezed it, tore it out, and then tried to put it back in. A great romance book is a rollercoaster with twists and turns of emotions, and this duet surely delivers. Hunter has that persistent love that I really admire in a male lead. Both of these characters are processing all their emotions through a huge life change, and I love their growth throughout the story. Plus, the HEA is so satisfying and deserved when you finally get it.

Also, you meet Lennon’s sisters and Hunter’s friends in this duet, which you just know are going to be in the other duets. And while the reader will get Lennon and Hunter’s HEA at the end of this duet, let’s just say they’ll also get an OMG moment for the next duet. Which means I am now counting down the days until July when I can read Truly Mine, the next duet!

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ABOUT KENNEDY FOX

Brooke Cumberland & Lyra Parish are a duo of romance authors who teamed up to write under the USA Today Bestselling pseudonym, Kennedy Fox. They share a love of You’ve Got Mail and The Holiday. When they aren’t bonding over romantic comedies, they like to brainstorm new book ideas. One day, they decided to collaborate and have some fun creating new characters that’ll make you blush and your heart melt. If you enjoy romance stories with sexy, tattooed alpha males and smart, independent women, then a Kennedy Fox book is for you! 

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