Fatal Deception by April Hunt

4 STARS!

Release Date: November 10, 2020

SYNOPSIS: Roman Steele learned a hard lesson about trusting others. While serving his country, he put his faith in the wrong person and lost a leg for his loyalty. So far, civilian life suits him — as long as he doesn’t have to deal with anyone. But when he’s called in to investigate a break-in at a high-security lab, he finds himself butting heads with the lead virologist, a woman as infuriating as she is beautiful.
When criminals break into Isabel Santiago’s lab and steal a deadly virus, she’s desperate to find the culprits before they turn her research into a weapon. But first, she must put her trust in the brooding security expert who sees danger around every corner. As she and Roman race to track down the culprits, these two unlikely partners find there’s more at stake for them than they ever imagined possible — but only if they stop the enemy in time.

REVIEW: I have been enjoying this romantic suspense series so much. I love the overarching plot with the guys running their own private security company and the women who challenge them. Roman is the epitome of a broody hero and I’ve been waiting for his story since I met him in the first book. And he definitely was the grumpy wonder that I was waiting for. Isa was just such a good match. I love how she stood up for herself. Plus, who doesn’t love a smart and strong woman?! The chemistry between them was great. Throw in the suspense and action and you have quite the entertaining read. I would definitely recommend this whole series!

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Check out the other Steele Ops Novels
Deadly Obsession
Lethal Redemption


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

April Hunt blames her incurable chocolate addiction on growing up in rural Pennsylvania, way too close to America’s chocolate capital, Hershey. She now lives in Virginia with her college sweetheart husband, two young children, and a cat who thinks she’s a human-dog hybrid.
On those rare occasions she’s not donning the cape of her children’s personal chauffer, April’s either planning, plotting, or writing about her next alpha hero and the woman he never knew he needed, but now can’t live without…

Blacklisted by Jay Crownover

4 STARS

Release Date: October 27, 2020

SYNOPSIS: Dr. Presley Baskin has always lived a quiet, calm life. Unfortunately, nothing about her life in Loveless, Texas — especially not the wild, rowdy, and impossibly close-knit Lawton family who’ve claimed her — is quiet or calm. Which is how loner Presley finds herself roped into patching up local bad boy Shot Caldwell against her better judgment. Presley wants nothing to do with the dangerous, brooding leader of the local outlaw motorcycle club. But when someone starts stalking her, Shot is the only person she trusts to help. Plus he owes her one . . .
Palmer ‘Shot’ Caldwell has always known his life isn’t made for relationships. At least until shy, secretive, Presley reluctantly pulled a bullet out of him. He’s oddly protective of the pretty doctor, so when she comes to him for help, hard-hearted Shot suddenly realizes there’s nothing he wouldn’t do to keep her safe.


Review: I cannot believe Jay Crownover’s Loveless, Texas series has come to an end! I have to say Justified (book 1) was so damn good and got me completely invested in this world. It has been an awesome journey seeing what happens to the Lawton family. When I met Shot and Presley in Unforgiven, I was pretty intrigued by them and was extremely excited for their story! Shot’s attraction to Presely was also fun to experience. I think their story was a little different than I was expecting. And I’m usually okay with the whole sibling’s ex thing, but the way a couple of things happened in this story just didn’t work for me. Obviously, these are very personal preferences and might not be an issue for you at all. It was still great to see more of the overarching story and figure out what happened. I enjoyed the series as a whole and I’m so glad I found it. Do yourself a favor and dive into Loveless, Texas for some romantic suspense with sexy cowboys and sassy heroines!

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MEET JAY CROWNOVER

NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR

Jay Crownover is the international and multiple New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men Series, The Saints of Denver Series, The Point Series, Breaking Point Series, and the Getaway Series. Her books can be found translated in many different languages all around the world. She is a tattooed, crazy haired Colorado native who lives at the base of the Rockies with her awesome dogs. This is where she can frequently be found enjoying a cold beer and Taco Tuesdays. Jay is a self-declared music snob and outspoken book lover who is always looking for her next adventure, between the pages and on the road.

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A Cowboy for Keeps by Laura Drake

4 STARS!

Release Date: July 28, 2020

SYNOPSIS: There’s not much that could rattle a cowboy like Reese St. James. But when his twin brother dies in a car accident, Reese is stunned to discover he has a six-month old niece, Sawyer. Wanting to make up for lost time, Reese heads down to Unforgiven, New Mexico, to bring her home. He doesn’t plan on Sawyer’s guardian giving him any trouble, but the intriguing, independent woman is turning out to be more than he bargained for.

Lorelei West had given up hope of having a family of her own until her sister’s tragic death brought little Sawyer into her life. And now there’s no way she’s going to let Reese take her away. Lorelei knows hotshot, good-looking cowboys like him — she’s dated enough of them — and she intends to stand her ground. Yet the more time Reese and Lorelei spend together, the harder it is to deny the attraction building between them. But opening their hearts to a baby is one thing — can they also open their hearts to the possibility of a happily-ever-after?

REVIEW: New book boyfriend alert! Reese’s insecurities gave him a soft side that pulled me right in. His interactions with his niece, Sawyer, tugged at all my heartstrings! And then there is the way that Reese pursues Lorelei. Swoon. Seriously, I loved all the moments of their interactions. Lorelei’s insecurities definitely rule her life, to a point I wanted to yell at her at times. Because of this, I enjoyed seeing her growth throughout the story. I think both of their love for Sawyer despite the complicated relationships they had with their siblings, was just so wonderful. This is just a heartwarming story and I would definitely recommend it!!

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Big Bad Cowboy by Carly Bloom

4.5 STARS!

Release Date: October 30, 2018

Publisher: Forever

SYNOPSIS: Who’s afraid of the big, bad cowboy? After one too many heartbreaks, Travis Blake hung up his cowboy hat and put Big Verde, Texas, behind him. But when he gets the call that his young nephew needs him, he knows he has to return home. His plan is to sell the family ranch and hightail it back to Austin, but there’s a small problem: the one person who stands in his way is the one person he can’t resist.

Maggie is pretty sure she hates Travis Blake. He’s irritating, he’s destroying her business, and . . . and he’s just so frickin’ attractive. But when they’re forced to work together, Maggie discovers that the Most Annoying Man in the World is more than he seems. He’s sweet with his nephew, he helps out in the community, and he makes her heart flutter. Maggie doesn’t want to risk everything on a man who wants to leave, but what if she can convince this wayward cowboy to stay?

REVIEW: Between the enemies-to-lovers vibe and Travis heading home to take care of his nephew, I knew I had to pick this one up. I thought I knew what I was getting myself into, but I was wrong! This book was way more than I thought it would be and I loved it! Seriously, the whole situation in the beginning is steamy and ridiculous in the best way. I loved seeing how the story progressed. Travis and Henry’s relationship had so much growth and was damn adorable. Plus, I kind of loved the way him and Maggie interacted. I just love every little part of this book and would definitely recommend it!

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Sunshine on Silver Lake by Annie Rains

4.5 STARS!

Release Date: July 21, 2020

SYNOPSIS: With summer just around the corner, Emma St. James is eagerly planning a 5K run at Sweetwater Springs National Park. But first she needs the help of one charming, rugged, and handsome park ranger. Her brief high school romance with Jack Hershey may have ended in heartbreak, but Emma can’t deny that he still gives her butterflies. So when Jack responds to her request with an all-too-tempting plea to pretend to be his girlfriend for the summer, how can she say no? Jack would do anything for his sister — even pretend to give up his bachelor life to care for his nephew. Passing his days with his high school sweetheart guarantees one long, hot summer — but only because every moment together leaves him wanting a real relationship. He can’t imagine spending another season without Emma by his side. Can he convince her to give their love a second chance before the summer draws to a close?

REVIEW: Well this was absolutely adorable second chance romance. I love a good fake relationship, expecially when caring for kids are involved, and this one did not disappoint. It gave me al the warm and fuzzies. There is just something about seeing a man learn from his mistakes and put his all into turning something fake into something real. I am so happy I picked this one up and I would definitely recommend it!

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The Boyfriend Project by Farrah Rochon

4 STARS

Release Date: June 9, 2020

Publisher: Forever

SYNOPSIS: Samiah Brooks never thought she would be “that” girl. But a live tweet of a horrific date just revealed the painful truth: she’s been catfished by a three-timing jerk of a boyfriend. Suddenly Samiah-along with his two other “girlfriends,” London and Taylor-have gone viral online. Now the three new besties are making a pact to spend the next six months investing in themselves. No men, no dating, and no worrying about their relationship status . . .

For once Samiah is putting herself first, and that includes finally developing the app she’s always dreamed of creating. Which is the exact moment she meets the deliciously sexy, honey-eyed Daniel Collins at work. What are the chances? When it comes to love, there’s no such thing as a coincidence. But is Daniel really boyfriend material or is he maybe just a little too good to be true?

REVIEW: This was a super fun read. I mean the way Samiah, Taylor, and London meet was so entertaining! I was laughing out loud from when Samiah was with her sister, to how she handled everything at the restaurant. It was fun to see these women develop friendships. I just feel like this was very female driven and you wanted to root for all of the main characters! When Daniel appears, you just know he’s going to be exactly what he needs to be. It was just nice to see two smart and kind people develop a relationship! I would definitely recommend this one.

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Release Date: May 12, 2020

Synopsis: Liya Thakkar is a successful biochemical engineer, takeout enthusiast, and happily single woman. The moment she realizes her parents’ latest dinner party is a setup with the man they want her to marry, she’s out the back door in a flash. Imagine her surprise when the same guy shows up at her office a week later — the new lawyer hired to save her struggling company. What’s not surprising: he’s not too thrilled to see her either after that humiliating fiasco.

Jay Shah looks good on paper…and off. Especially if you like that whole gorgeous, charming lawyer-in-a-good-suit thing. He’s also arrogant and infuriating. As their witty office banter turns into late night chats, Liya starts to think he might be the one man who truly accepts her. But falling for each other means exposing their painful pasts. Will Liya keep running, or will she finally give love a real chance? 

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Originally Published: November 17th 2016

New Cover Release: April 7th 2020 

Synopsis: School psychologists aren’t supposed to write books about sex. Lucky for you, ethics was never my strong suit.

After spending years trying to spice up my sex life, I gave up and took to my journal. Perhaps my gorgeous number-crunching husband simply wasn’t capable of the kind of passion I’d come to expect from my tattooed and testosterone-fueled ex-boyfriends. If I couldn’t have that kind of passion again in real life, I could at least write about it. Right? Nobody had to know. It would be my little secret.

Well, guess what? My husband found my journal.

And guess what else? He upped his game.

Soon I began testing the limits-crafting journal entries specifically designed to influence Ken’s behavior. For the most part, he responded beautifully…except for when he didn’t. And then I got the surprise of my life. 

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Release Date: May 5, 2020

Synopsis: Emily can’t remember the last time she left the house. Or spoke to anyone besides her grandmother, beloved children’s author Catriona Robinson. After Catriona’s death, Emily is at a complete loss . . . until she gets an unexpected letter from the woman she loved most.

Catriona has revealed there might be one last, lost unpublished manuscript in her wildly popular book series. And she’s left a secret diary and trail of clues that only Emily can follow. From London to Paris to Verona, Emily traces her grandmother’s past, finding out more about her family — and herself — than she ever imagined possible.

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All I Ask by Corinne Michaels

4.5 STARS

Release Date: March 17, 2020

Publisher: Forever

SYNOPSIS: Teagan Berkeley is trying her best. A single mom raising a precocious teen, she may have given up on her dreams, but she’s accepted her life in her small beachside hometown. Now the one person who abandoned her when she needed him the most has returned, bringing back memories of what might have been.

Derek Hartz arrives in town with a teenage daughter-and he’s full of guilt over his failed marriage and the way he ended his friendship with Teagan. He’s determined to set things right with her, but first he needs to gain her trust, something he’s not convinced he deserves.

As Teagan and Derek open up to each other-and confess their deepest secrets-it’s impossible for them to deny what’s always been between them. But just when their happily ever after is within reach, their complicated history surfaces again and threatens to keep them apart. Forever.

REVIEW: Tragic-second-chance-romance anyone? Wow, these two high school besties royally screwed things up and you may even go into this wondering how they could ever have a HEA. This book actually made me think what it must have been like to be parents, or close friends of these two, and be on the outside looking in. I would have gone crazy wanting to intervene and push them together. Their journey is riddled with heartbreak, but man a journey it is. Corinna Michaels does romance in way that sucks me right end, from beginning to end, and this was no different. I would definitely recommend this one!

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Unforgiven by Jay Crownover

5 STARS!!

Release Date: January 28, 2020

Publisher: Forever

SYNOPSIS: Hill Gamble is a model lawman: cool and collected, with a confident swagger to boot. Too bad all that Texas charm hasn’t gotten him anywhere in his personal life, especially since the only girl he ever loved has always been off-limits. But then Hill is assigned to investigate her father’s mysterious death, and he’s forced back to the town–and the woman–he left behind.

When Hill left Loveless, he broke Kody Lawton’s already battered heart. And now that he’s working on her father’s case, avoiding him is impossible. She can handle Hill and her unwanted feelings–until he puts his life on the line to protect her. Suddenly, Kody realizes that Hill could be taken away from her…for good.

REVIEW: THIS DAMN SERIES. I love the Lawton’s and all the damn drama. The characters are messy and dark. The reason Hill sees Kody as off-limits is a trope I’ve found myself really liking. It is a back story that makes their growing connection throughout the story so much more satisfying. You just know they deserve to be together. Hill is the ultimate book boyfriend–he is hot, kind, and logical. Seriously, he is PERFECT even when he makes mistakes. And let’s just say the ending is setting us up for the next book, AND DAMN IT JAY CROWNOVER I NEED IT NOW! Haha. But seriously, this series is AMAZING and I CANNOT WAIT for the next book. I just know it is going to be so good!

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★✩★✩★✩★✩★

About JAY CROWNOVER:

Jay Crownover is the international and multiple New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men Series, The Saints of Denver Series, The Point Series, Breaking Point Series, and the Getaway Series. Her books can be found translated in many different languages all around the world. She is a tattooed, crazy haired Colorado native who lives at the base of the Rockies with her awesome dogs. This is where she can frequently be found enjoying a cold beer and Taco Tuesdays. Jay is a self-declared music snob and outspoken book lover who is always looking for her next adventure, between the pages and on the road.

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EXCERPT: Unforgiven by Jay Crownover

★★COMING FEBRUARY 25 ★ 

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From the New York Times bestselling author of the Marked Men series comes an irresistible and suspenseful romance between a tough Texas Ranger and his first love–a woman in danger who insists she doesn’t need his protection.

Hill Gamble is a model lawman: cool and collected, with a confident swagger to boot. Too bad all that Texas charm hasn’t gotten him anywhere in his personal life, especially since the only girl he ever loved has always been off-limits. But then Hill is assigned to investigate her father’s mysterious death, and he’s forced back to the town–and the woman–he left behind.
When Hill left Loveless, he broke Kody Lawton’s already battered heart. And now that he’s working on her father’s case, avoiding him is impossible. She can handle Hill and her unwanted feelings–until he puts his life on the line to protect her. Suddenly, Kody realizes that Hill could be taken away from her…for good.

★✩★✩★✩★✩★

★✩★✩★✩★✩★

SNEAK PEEK

★✩★✩★✩★✩★

As I stood in the doorway, I took in the bar. It had a decent-size crowd
considering it was a Tuesday night. The mix of patrons was as eclectic
as the decor. It was all very Kody. The building was an old barn, so the
interior had a lot of western elements, including old whiskey barrels for
tables. But there were also brightly colored artwork and neon signs
brightening up the space. Instead of the big lighting fixture in the middle
of the bar being made out of antlers or wrought iron, it was an intricate
mix of colorful glass beads. The whole thing was very country and
western meets boho chic. The people filling up the seats were mostly
Loveless residents. They included the guys gathered near the bar
dressed in leather, covered in tattoos, and rocking club colors. The Sons
of Sorrow motorcycle club had moved into the hill country on the
outskirts of Loveless years after I’d left town. Now their flashy bikes and
intimidating presence were as commonplace as pickup trucks and horse
trailers. It made sense they liked Kody’s bar since it was between town
and their clubhouse, but I didn’t have to like it.
I really didn’t like the way the large, dark-haired man leaning across the
bar looked at Kody. I knew from Case that Palmer “Shot” Caldwell was
the current president of the Texas branch of the club. I’d taken it upon
myself to learn more about the man when he ended up in the middle of
the last case that brought me home. Shot was a former marine, a
decorated sniper, the son of the founder of the club, and someone Kody
was inexplicably close to. Everything about her relationship with the
biker set my teeth on edge and had me wanting to make a claim I had no
right to stake.
As I stepped forward, the heavy wooden door shut with a bang behind
me and drew the eyes of the people sitting closest to me. I saw a couple
of looks of recognition, and some people purposely looking away. I
nodded and touched the tip of my finger to the brim of my hat in a fairly

polite greeting. These people weren’t my friends. No one in this town
had tried to help my brother when he needed it the most, and I would
never forget that. Unlike the Lawton kids, I’d left Loveless in the rearview
mirror and planned on never looking back. All of my worst memories
were here. So was the one person I wanted more than anything but
knew I could never have.
Under the dim bar lights, I met Kody’s gaze across the room. She looked
pale. Her wild mane of multicolored blond hair was messier than usual,
and she appeared to be swaying slightly every time she let go of her
hold on the bar. Her eyes narrowed, and at first, I thought she was giving
me a dirty look, but the next instant her entire body lurched and she
toppled over, listing to the side and disappearing behind the wide, long
bar.
My heart stopped for a split second and I had to bite my tongue to stop
from screaming her name. I found myself in dangerous, deadly situations
due to my job, but I couldn’t recall a single instance when I had been as
terrified as I was in that moment Kody went down.
I heard the biker shout her name and was vaguely aware of him kicking
back his bar stool as he jumped to his feet. I was moving before I had
time to weigh whether it was a good idea. Kody didn’t like it when I was
in her space. She’d told me she hated me and ordered me to leave her
alone on more than one occasion, but none of that stopped me from
reaching the bar in record time. It didn’t slow me down when I planted a
hand near the biker’s empty drink and vaulted over the top of the bar.
I landed on the floor in front of Kody, ignoring the shouts and commotion
coming from all directions. I waved off the bartender hovering uncertainly
behind Kody and quietly asked, “Are you okay, Kody?”

The answer was obvious when, instead of biting my head off, her big,
bright-green eyes flooded with tears and her shoulders started to shake
with silent sobs. Having people burst into tears as I was talking to them,
was a pretty common occurrence considering my line of work. I’d
developed a natural immunity to tears of all kinds. But not to Kody’s.
Hearing her breath catch and watching her eyelashes get spiky and
damp as she struggled to hold the tears back made my heart twist
painfully in my chest.

★✩★✩★✩★✩★

Check out the other books in this series: Justified and Unbroken

★✩★✩★✩★✩★

About JAY CROWNOVER:

Jay Crownover is the international and multiple New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men Series, The Saints of Denver Series, The Point Series, Breaking Point Series, and the Getaway Series. Her books can be found translated in many different languages all around the world. She is a tattooed, crazy haired Colorado native who lives at the base of the Rockies with her awesome dogs. This is where she can frequently be found enjoying a cold beer and Taco Tuesdays. Jay is a self-declared music snob and outspoken book lover who is always looking for her next adventure, between the pages and on the road.

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