SYNOPSIS: When Dillion Stitch left her hometown, she had no intention of going back. But when her brother gets into trouble, Dillion reluctantly agrees to return home to take her place at the family business. Being back in Pearl Lake after all these years feels familiar, but also brings a few surprises. She’s quick to notice that someone new has shown up at the cottage next door. Dillion gets more than an eyeful when she goes to check out the newcomer and meets Donovan “Van” Firestone—her beloved neighbor’s grandson—in all his unclothed glory. Having gotten off to a rocky start, it’s not long before they begin bickering with each other all over town. All that back and forth inevitably sparks an undeniable attraction. But Dillion’s family has issues, Van’s family resents him, and neither Dillion nor Van feels truly at ease in the small town. For these Pearl Lake exiles, home isn’t just where the heart is—it’s where things get complicated.
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REVIEW: This is a new small town romance from Helena Hunting. Dillon is back in Pearl Lake, not necessarily by choice and Donovan has his own reason for being there. What I love about small town romances is very real in this one. The towns people themselves are like a character, one that’s always in your business and usually adding to your issues, but also giving that sense of community. Dillon and Donovan were okay, but I appreciate their open communication and support of one another once they got past their rough start. Overall, this book is for the reader looking for a small town romance with a lot going on.
Thank you to Helena Hunting and Social Butterfly PR for the eARC in exchange for an honest review!
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of PUCKED, Helena Hunting lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She writes contemporary romance ranging from new adult angst to romantic sports comedy.
SYNOPSIS: When Anna wakes up from a coma after a car crash, she discovers life has gone on without her. Her husband has been unfaithful—with her best friend—and she’s been long since replaced at work. While her old life is a distant memory, her new life feels like an empty shell. Then she meets the stranger who saved her life during the crash, and he changes everything Leif Larsen—tattooist, joker, and player—has his own scars thanks to the crash that put Anna in a coma. Helping her move on from her failed marriage, and create a new life, sounds like a perfect distraction. So when he needs a new roommate, he invites Anna to begin her new life with him. Although their lives may have been put on pause, together they just might find a way to heal.
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REVIEW: I LOVED Repeat, the first Larsen Bros Book, so when I saw Leif was getting a book I knew I had to pick it up. Getting to know Leif and she what he experienced during his brother’s story made me so excited for him t get his HEA. And I really, really wanted to like this book. Unfortunately, there were just elements in it that I do not like in a romance. If I had known this going in, I would have just skipped it! The setup for this book was really interesting though. Anna and Leif are in a car accident, where Anna ends up in a coma. Leif reads to her in the hospital, but gets sent away by the cheating husband at some point. They end up starting a friendship, which is kind of comical, because they are so different from one another. And then things go a little haywire for me. They become roommates, he rejects her advances, they date other people… Yep. Not my cup of tea at all. I like loyalty between character even when they aren’t official. Obviously, this is a personal issue and many readers will not have this problem with this story line. What I do know is that both of these characters deserved the happiness they eventually find with each other! I hope you enjoy this book and don’t have my hangups. Thank you to Social Butterfly PR and Kylie Scott for the eARC in exchange for an honest review!
Kylie is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year, 2013, 2014 & 2018, by the Australian Romance Writer’s Association and her books have been translated into eleven different languages. She is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet.
SYNOPSIS: Lucky. The one adjective used to describe my entire hockey career. I prefer to call it hard work, at least I did until my game went to complete crap. I haven’t scored in eight games and my team owner is talking about trading me. I’ve never believed in superstitions. Never needed one. I suppose I was “lucky” in that way. But now the best way to refer to me is desperate. I’d wear the same socks for an entire year just to be the high-scoring center I used to be. Imagine my surprise when after spending New Year’s Eve with a woman, I score a hat trick in the next game—that’s three goals in one game for you non-hockey lovers. Now, I have to track her down and bribe her to do it again before every game. Get your mind out of the gutter, I’m not talking about it. I find her and when I get to know her better, I end up spending more time thinking about her than my game, but she’s made it clear she wants no part of me. She’s going to learn that I didn’t become a professional hockey player without having to fight for what I want.
This is Book 1 in Piper Rayne’s new hockey series, Hockey Hotties!
REVIEW: This book was very cute! The superstition aspect was so intriguing, and what Aiden thought he needed to make him better was hilarious!!! I think my favorite part was the friendship that developed between Aiden and Saige. It was really sweet and made me feel like they did belong together. The connection and chemistry between these two pulled me right in. Saige has a messy dating past and I think her hangups were very valid. That being said, Aiden’s agent, who she is dating in the beginning of this book totally should’ve set off her radar like any athlete would. And although Aiden was very aware and attempted to be respectful of their relationship, I think his flirting/comments pushed past the line a few times. As the reader you know more about what is going on and that definitely helped me stay on team Aiden and Saige.
It was absolutely wonderful to see the happy little moment for Frankie, Jax, and Jollie from A Co-Worker’s Crush, since Frankie and Aiden are cousins. Many of the side characters were pretty great, and I am definitely interested to see where the series goes! Maksim’s book, The Trouble with #9, is next and it sounds like it’ll be a wild ride. Ford‘s book has all the makings to be a favorite for me, so I cannot wait for that one! I do love me some hockey hotties.
Thank you so much to Piper Rayne and Wildfire Marketing Solutions for the eARC in exchange for an honest review!
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.