Southern Heart by Natasha Madison

4 STARS!

Release Date: March 6, 2021

SYNOPSIS: Some secrets have a way of coming back and haunting us, no matter how much we try to bury them.
Chelsea – Coming back home was supposed to be normal. Not that my life had ever been normal, but it was getting there. Then I opened the door and found a man—broken, bloodied, and fighting for his life. I don’t know why, but I said I would take care of him. I had to. Needed to. He was a mystery, showing up from out of nowhere. But he might have already stolen my heart.
Mayson Carey –
The only thing I have ever wanted in my entire life was to forget who I was. Joining the military helped me do this. Keep your head down and glide through life was my new motto. No strings, no relationships. Nothing. Everything was working until a knock at the door had me face-to-face with the reason I was running. So I ran—I fell into her arms, and she fell into my heart, but I know better than to think it’ll last.
Some secrets have a way of coming back and haunting us, no matter how much we try to bury them.

REVIEW: This was exactly what I expected from a Natasha Madison romantic suspense. An instant and strong connection between the characters and lots of drama! This family has fascinated me throughout all of the books, and it’s really awesome to see the kids get their stories told. I do enjoy the connection between Chelsea‘s relationship and her mother Savannah’s relationship. This series also addresses the impact of family on our relationships and how people view us. I always enjoy seeing that play out. I’m always entertained the strong women in this series and the alpha men that fall for them. Mayson is so endearing, especially as you find out more about him. I do love a tortured male lead. And how Chelsea sees what’s most important about him as a person is just the best. She does something really dumb, and it made me want to reach in the book and smack her, but other than that this was a fun read!

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My Almost Ex by Piper Rayne

5 STARS

Release Date: March 6, 2021

SYNOPSIS: In the middle of a crowded bar in our small Alaskan town, my estranged wife snuggles up to me as if we’re still a happy couple. Don’t get me wrong, we were a happy couple—before she walked out on me a year ago. We were the high school sweethearts everyone thought were destined to be together forever. We thought so too, which is why we married shortly after graduation. We had a good marriage. Until she left me without any real explanation. Now, she’s back—and this is the real kicker—she has amnesia and thinks I’m still her husband. Technically I am, although the divorce papers are sitting at the lawyer’s office. She’s desperate to remember her life in Sunrise Bay but I only want to find out why she left me. Once we conjure that memory up, it’s sayonara because there’s no second chances here. But as you probably already figured out, things didn’t go quite as I planned.


This is Book 2 in The Greene Family Series
An Amnesia Romance!


REVIEW: Freakin’ adorable! Seriously, I knew when we met Adam in My Beautiful Neighbor I was gonna love his story. The way he began the friendship with Presley, and listened to the random music to deal with his depression over being heartbroken just made him so endearing. I know this is Piper Rayne’s first amnesia romance, and I’ve got to say, I think they knocked it out of the park! Both Adam and Lucy were so lovable. I just wanted them to be together and happy. Of course, Piper Rayne had me laughing out loud during the first scene as per usual. Then you get the real emotion of what the journey is like for the two of them coming back together after everything that’s happened. As the story goes on, things start to fall into place, but what I really loved was the decisions they make as a couple the second time around. They actually stick to their promises and when everything comes out they are definitely #RelationshipGoals! I am sincerely loving the Greene family. It’s really fun seeing Hank and Marla as parents after reading My Twist of Fortune too! And with the juicy little cliffhanger that sets us up for the next book, I CANNOT wait for My Vegas Groom!

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My Beautiful Neighbor by Piper Rayne

5 STARS

Release Date: February 23, 2021

SYNOPSIS: Who’s the mystery woman who just walked into my brewery?  I’m not the only one from my Alaskan small town asking themselves that question. But I’m positive, I’m the only one in Sunrise Bay undressing the pretty blonde in my head. Everything about her, from her make-up to her high heels says she’s a fish out of water.  Whispers and speculations run rampant until the secret of who she is gets uncovered. Then the rumor mill goes into overdrive when she announces she’s staying to open a bookstore in the building next to mine—throwing a big wrench into my plans to buy that empty building. I quickly find myself in a tug-of-war since my business partner/brother is upset she’s ruined the opportunity to expand our business. I try to keep my distance, but I’ve got one sister with a gossip column on the local radio station and two meddling grandmas setting me up as a tour director. And now I kind of like the idea of our new neighbor staying. But small-town life isn’t for the weak—time will tell if she has what it takes to be one of us.


This is Book 1 in The Greene Family Series!
It’s off to a FANTASTIC start.


REVIEW: WOW. Piper Rayne has done it again, and now I’m obsessed with The Greene Family just like I was obsessed with The Baileys. I just need every single book right this second! I’m really glad I read the novella about the parents of the blended family, My Twist of Fortune, because it got me completely invested in the characters of the story. I think seeing them as kids dealing with everything that was going on gives you a better background into them as adults. I sincerely look forward to seeing how it all plays out for each sibling throughout the series.

Another thing we get as readers is to see little cameos of the Bailey’s! Obviously we get more Grandma Dori, because she’s best friends with Grandma Ethel of the Greene Family. The grandmas definitely add a hilarious factor to this book, and I cannot wait to see their meddling throughout the series. They brought so much laughter to the story at times that I was in tears.

Okay, okay, let’s get to Cade and Presley. I absolutely loved them. There is definitely some slow burn going on with these two and I didn’t know how it was going to go, but man as the story went on I just needed to know what was gonna happen to them. After seeing Cade deal with his dad’s remarriage as a teen in the novella, I was really interested in how that was going to impact him and Presley. And Presley! I kind of loved how stubborn she was, even when Cade was actually being a really great guy. Their chemistry was steamy and I just felt like they really were meant to be together. 

As usual Piper Rayne has given us the gift of a teaser for the next book at the end of this one. These teasers always make me wish I had that next book in my hands right that very second. This teaser specifically was a doozy! Let’s just say Adam–who is adorable in this story and develops a wonderful friendship with Presley–is going to have a book that I feel like I am not going to be able to put down! The count down begins until My Almost Ex!!

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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 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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Operation Bailey Birthday by Piper Rayne

5 STARS!

Release Date: November 17, 2020

𝐋𝐀𝐊𝐄 𝐒𝐓𝐀𝐑𝐋𝐈𝐆𝐇𝐓 𝐁𝐔𝐙𝐙 𝐖𝐇𝐄𝐄𝐋 𝐏𝐑𝐄𝐒𝐒 𝐑𝐄𝐋𝐄𝐀𝐒𝐄: Rumor around town is a certain matriarch of the Bailey family is having a 𝐁𝐈𝐆 𝐁𝐈𝐑𝐓𝐇𝐃𝐀𝐘! It’s even spurred a few of the Bailey kids to return home to celebrate with their beloved great-grandmother, Dori. In fact, now that there are twenty-six Bailey great-grandchildren the event is going to be overflowing with laughter and love. Also… I heard that Piper & Rayne have been speaking to some of the kids (i.e. Calista, Maverick, Easton, Brinley and Palmer) and so we’re getting some special POV’s. I can’t wait to report my findings the day after the party

REVIEW: Seriously, THE BAILEY’S! I just love them so very much and it has been amazing to see them all grow and add to the family. What a way to end it, with the most hilarious Bailey of all, Grandma Dori. I freakin’ love her, and this was so much fun. She makes the party really. It was really cool to get the POV of the eldest Bailey child too. I think this was a great wrap up, and it definitely got me ready to move onto The Greene Family Series, aka Ethel’s family!

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The Bailey’s Book 1: Lessons from a One-Night Stand

The Bailey’s Book 2: Advice from a Jilted Bride

The Bailey’s Book 3: Birth of a Baby Daddy

The Bailey’s Book 3.5: Operation Bailey Wedding

The Bailey’s Book 4: Falling for my Brother’s Best Friend

The Bailey’s Book 5: Demise of a Self-Centered Playboy

The Bailey’s Book 6: Confessions of a Naughty Nanny

The Bailey’s Book 7: Secrets of the World’s Worst Matchmaker

The Bailey’s Book 8: Winning My Best Friend’s Girl

The Bailey’s Book 9: Rules for Dating Your Ex

Meet Piper Rayne

Piper Rayne, or Piper and Rayne, whichever you prefer because we’re not one author, we’re two. Yep, you get two USA Today Bestselling authors for the price of one. Our goal is to bring you romance stories that have “Heartwarming Humor With a Side of Sizzle” (okay…you caught us, that’s our tagline). 

A little about us… We both have kindle’s full of one-clickable books. We’re both married to husbands who drive us to drink. We’re both chauffeurs to our kids. Most of all, we love hot heroes and quirky heroines that make us laugh, and we hope you do, too.

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Desperate Times by Emily Goodwin

4 STARS

Release Date: November 17, 2020

SYNOPSIS: I fell in love with Chloe Fisher when we were only kids. I knew then, just like I know now, there will never be another woman in the world for me but her. A silly childhood pact to marry each other if we were still single and thirty kept us together…until I messed up, hurting the only woman I’ve ever truly cared about. I swore if I ever got a second chance, I would make things right, prove to Chloe I’ve changed, that I’m not the same guy who broke her heart years ago. History has a way of repeating itself, and now that Chloe is finally giving me what I’ve always wanted, I’m terrified that maybe Chloe will always be the one that got away. That maybe, just maybe, she’s entirely too good for me. I’ve never been one to give up, and I’ll keep fighting for her—for us, even though the universe is doing its very best to keep us apart. It’s true what they say: desperate times call for desperate measures. And I’m willing to do whatever it takes to make her mine.

REVIEW: I think the thing that most stood out to me in the series was Sam and Chloe’s love for each other! They’ve definitely had a rocky road and I think it just pushes them in a way that makes them appreciate each other. I also think that Chloe deserves the happiness that she gets. I love that she took her nerdiness, that she got bullied for, and turned it into something so successful! It’s just a really feel good story. Sam‘s family is wonderful, and I can’t wait to see more of them in the next few books of the Silver Ridge series. I am totally getting Dawson Family vibes and I loved that series so very much!

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Meet Emily: She’s a breast cancer survivor (x2), who was born in the Dominican Republic, raised in Florida, and currently resides in Charlotte, NC with her husband, two adorable boys, and French bulldog.

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Rules for Dating Your Ex by Piper Rayne

5 STARS!

Release Date: September 1, 2020

SYNOPSIS: If your ex arrives in your hometown eighteen months after you walked out on him while you were eight months pregnant, follow this short list of rules before you give him a second chance.
Rule #1 – Don’t stand in the way of your brothers who want to rough him up.
Rule #2 – Don’t meet him for coffee and agree to allow him to meet your daughter.
Rule #3 – Don’t drool when your daughter falls asleep on his chest for the first time. It’s just your ovaries talking.
Rule #4 – Don’t let him hold your hand. While we’re at it, no hugs, no kisses on the cheek… just no physical contact in general. That only leads to remembering better times.
The last one is the most important…
Rule #5 – When you find yourself needing someone’s help and you’re tired of always asking your family, don’t let him be the one who’s there for you.
Because all those good qualities of his will suck you right back in and you’ll have no chance of fighting your feelings, especially now that he’s ready to be a father to your daughter.


Review: I cannot believe this is the last Bailey’s book. It makes me so happy and so sad at the same time. Haha. First, let’s talk about how amazing Lake Starlight and all the Bailey’s are. they may just be my most favorite fictional family. The loss and connections they share are so endearing. It’s also wonderful to see each Bailey come into their own. And let’s not forget the star of the show, Grandma Dori. She is the matchmaking queen behind the scenes and such a little spitfire. I love how meddlesome she is, seriously always adding a good laugh or a put-them-in-their-place talk. She is an element throughout these books that makes them that much better.

Okay, let’s get to Sedona. Something I sincerely appreciated about Sedona is how on the DL she is. She’s dealt with some drama and hurt, yet she’s not there stealing the show of her other siblings. We barely know about her, or her situation, until we get to the end of book 8. And even when we finally see all that she’s been through, she quietly perseveres. At the same time, she isn’t a pushover and seems to know herself really well. I just appreciated how she stayed true to herself throughout this book.

Oh Jamie and his naiveté. He has so much potential, and I loved finally getting to know him after the tiny glimpses we’ve gotten throughout the books. Seeing him interact with his daughter is the sweetest too. I thought Piper Rayne did a good job of portraying his alcoholism and how it continues to impact him. I feel like he had a lot of growth while him and Sedona were apart, but he also does a lot during this story. One thing about Jamie and Sedona as a couple that I absolutely love is their trust in each other, even after everything. This is a couple that is really just meant to be.

Rules for Dating Your Ex was the perfect ending to The Bailey’s Series. I am so thankful to have been able to read and review these books for Piper Rayne through Wildfire Marketing Solutions. This is one of my top romance series of all time and I would definitely recommend it!

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The Bailey’s Book 1: Lessons from a One-Night Stand

The Bailey’s Book 2: Advice from a Jilted Bride

The Bailey’s Book 3: Birth of a Baby Daddy

The Bailey’s Book 3.5: Operation Bailey Wedding

The Bailey’s Book 4: Falling for my Brother’s Best Friend

The Bailey’s Book 5: Demise of a Self-Centered Playboy

The Bailey’s Book 6: Confessions of a Naughty Nanny

The Bailey’s Book 7: Secrets of the World’s Worst Matchmaker

The Bailey’s Book 8: Winning My Best Friend’s Girl


Meet Piper Rayne:

Piper Rayne, or Piper and Rayne, whichever you prefer because we’re not one author, we’re two. Yep, you get two USA Today Bestselling authors for the price of one. Our goal is to bring you romance stories that have “Heartwarming Humor With a Side of Sizzle” (okay…you caught us, that’s our tagline). A little about us… We both have kindle’s full of one-clickable books. We’re both married to husbands who drive us to drink. We’re both chauffeurs to our kids. Most of all, we love hot heroes and quirky heroines that make us laugh, and we hope you do, too.

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The One for Me by Corinne Michaels

4.5 STARS

Release Date: August 18, 2020

SYNOPSIS: Devney Maxwell has been my best friend since we were six years old, but she has no idea I’m in love with her.⁣ Even when I’m on the road playing professional baseball, she’s my home—the only one I’ve ever known. But when I return to Sugarloaf to care for the family farm, I discover she’s trying to talk herself into a life with the wrong man … and I become desperate.⁣ It only takes a single, perfect kiss to change everything.⁣ I have six months to get it right with Devney—to convince her to leave this town and turn that kiss into forever.⁣ I aim to do just that as I spend my days coaching her nephew’s baseball team, fixing up the farm, and loving her with all I have. Finally, it seems like our relationship is secure and we’ll find a way to make it work.⁣ Then tragedy strikes … changing her life forever. She’s needed here more than ever, but as for me—there’s no way I can stay.⁣ I know she’s the one for me, but I might have to let her go …⁣

REVIEW: After reading the first two books an getting a glimpse of Devney and Sean, I knew this one was going to be good. Corinne Michaels always makes me feel ALL THE FEELS, and this one was emotional. Friends-to-lovers with a ton of angst and plot twists I did not see coming. I mean, WOW. This series definitely brings the drama, but in a very good way. The Arrowood Brothers are all a little tortured due to the secret they are all keeping, which add a depth to them I want to dive into. I love seeing them navigate their feelings and courting of the women they fall in love with. Poor Devney, but the hits she endures and mistakes she makes make her so very human. This story was emotional, but sweet, and I loved seeing these two best friends find their HEA together!

Thank you to Valentine PR and Corinne Michaels for the eARC in exchange for an honest review!

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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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Winning my Best Friend’s Girl by Piper Rayne

4.5 STARS!

Release Date: July 21, 2020

SYNOPSIS: Imagine lying in a hospital bed and the doctor who pulls the curtain back to treat you is the one who got away. Even if you never really had her in the first place. She’s not only your high school crush, she’s the ex-girlfriend of your ex-best friend. The one girl you’ve always wanted.

Here’s a step-by-step list to finally win her over…

Key to win #1:  Try not to take offense that she snuck back into town without telling you—six months ago.

Key to win #2: Rekindle the friendship to ease the awkwardness. But… DO NOT enter the friend zone.

Key to win #3: Ignore the fact that she went speed dating the night before. Take it as good a sign—maybe she’s looking for a relationship.

Key to win #4: Attempt to keep the two of you out of the town gossip blog and away from your large family.

Make sure you don’t let this last one throw you off your mission. 

Key to win #5: Don’t get deterred when you find out the past is about to repeat itself. Because the man she met at the speed dating night is your best buddy from work.

Just remember, you sat back and let her slip away once, you won’t do it a second time. Failure is not an option.


REVIEW: We see very little of Kingston throughout the Bailey books, except for some volatile moments with his best friend from high school. This is where we get a hint at Kingston’s love interest. We also hear about him smoke jumping, so he’s out of Lake Starlight most of the time. He’s just kind of a mystery, so it was really great to finally get to know him better in this story. Something I really loved about this story was how Austin and Holly interact with Kingston. It just speaks volumes to how amazing Austin was when he stepped into a parent role with Savannah to take care of their youngest siblings. That is the heart of these books that make them some of my favorites–The Bailey’s themselves. I love the family dynamics so very much.

Okay, on to Stella and Kingston. I’ve got to be honest, they weren’t my favorite of the Bailey stories leads, but that isn’t saying much, because I love them all so damn much. My issue was that they made everything so much harder for themselves than it needed to be. That being said, as I read and learned a lot of the reasoning, I understood why they were the way they were. Piper Rayne does a wonderful job of fleshing out the story and giving the character realistic depth. I also enjoyed Kingston and Stella’s interactions with the friends in the group and possible dating scenarios happening. What I did love is Kingston’s love for Stella. Even though he’s definitely not perfect, he always wants what’s best for her. That’s how you just know he’s a Bailey. It’s really heartwarming and makes their HEA so much better.

Now, if you read book 7, Secrets of the World’s Worst Matchmaker, you know that epilogue was a perfect way to get me dying for Sedona’s story. But then Piper Rayne had to do what they do best, and one up their own work, and make this epilogue even more outrageously awesome! I sincerely CANNOT wait for book 9, Rules for Dating Your Ex!!!! September 1st cannot come soon enough.

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CHECK OUT MY REVIEWS OF THE OTHER BAILEY BOOKS:

The Bailey’s Book 1: Lessons from a One-Night Stand

The Bailey’s Book 2: Advice from a Jilted Bride

The Bailey’s Book 3: Birth of a Baby Daddy

The Bailey’s Book 3.5: Operation Bailey Wedding

The Bailey’s Book 4: Falling for my Brother’s Best Friend

The Bailey’s Book 5: Demise of a Self-Centered Playboy

The Bailey’s Book 6: Confessions of a Naughty Nanny

The Bailey’s Book 7: Secrets of the World’s Worst Matchmaker


Meet Piper Rayne:

Piper Rayne, or Piper and Rayne, whichever you prefer because we’re not one author, we’re two. Yep, you get two USA Today Bestselling authors for the price of one. Our goal is to bring you romance stories that have “Heartwarming Humor With a Side of Sizzle” (okay…you caught us, that’s our tagline). A little about us… We both have kindle’s full of one-clickable books. We’re both married to husbands who drive us to drink. We’re both chauffeurs to our kids. Most of all, we love hot heroes and quirky heroines that make us laugh, and we hope you do, too.

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Southern Sunrise by Natasha Madison

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. It’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. She’s going to marry my best friend unless I stop her. And this time, I only have until sunrise to change her mind.

REVIEW: Okay, this may have been my most favorite of the series. I was a little worried about Emily being engaged, because I hate when characters break up relationships, but Natasha Madison plotted this story perfectly. It was amazing to see the long term consequences of the prior characters’ choices to keep certain things secret. Whether it was for good reasons, or not, it still caused damage. It was also intriguing to see how it played out over years with these people that had all become family. It’s all a little heartbreaking, but at the same time, it showed how strong love and family is. I just had so much empathy for Ethan and I loved seeing him work to overcome his own mistakes. Anyway, this was one hell of a way to wrap up this series!

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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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