Thursday, October 22, 2020

🍷🍷.5 #Review of Something to Talk About by Meryl Wilsner

Title:  Something To Talk About
Author: Meryl Wilsner
Format: Paperback/eBook, 333 pages
Publication: May 26th 2020 by Berkley
ASIN:    B07YRSHX5K    
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Source: Edelweiss
Reviewer: Kimberly
Rating: 🍷🍷.5 out of 5 Wine Glasses
Hollywood powerhouse Jo is photographed making her assistant Emma laugh on the red carpet, and just like that, the tabloids declare them a couple. The so-called scandal couldn't come at a worse time--threatening Emma's promotion and Jo's new movie.

As the gossip spreads, it starts to affect all areas of their lives. Paparazzi are following them outside the office, coworkers are treating them differently, and a "source" is feeding information to the media. But their only comment is "no comment".

With the launch of Jo's film project fast approaching, the two women begin to spend even more time together, getting along famously. Emma seems to have a sixth sense for knowing what Jo needs. And Jo, known for being aloof and outwardly cold, opens up to Emma in a way neither of them expects. They begin to realize the rumor might not be so off base after all...but is acting on the spark between them worth fanning the gossip flames? 

Kimberly's Thoughts:
Jo was a childhood actor who is making the transition to director and about to take on a new tv show. When a moment on the red carpet with her assistant Emma has gossips wondering if there is more between them, she goes with her standard “no comment”, not wanting anything to jeopardize her career.
Emma is an aspiring director herself and getting to work for Jo has been a dream come true, even when she has to keep her childhood crush she had on Jo a secret. Jo's her boss, there's an age difference, but Emma can't help but think she isn't the only one having feelings that go beyond friendship.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

🍷🍷🍷.5 #Review of Love Hard by Nalini Singh

Title:  Love Hard
Series:  Hard Play #3
Author: Nalini Singh
Format: Paperback/eBook, 320 pages
Publication: Mar. 10, 2020 by TKA Distribution 
ASIN:    B083STVJTZ    
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Source: NetGalley
Reviewer: Kimberly
Rating: 🍷🍷🍷.5 out of 5 Wine Glasses
Jacob Esera, star rugby player and young single father, has worked hard to create a joyous life for his six-year-old daughter. After the death of his childhood sweetheart soon after their daughter’s birth, all Jake wants is safety and stability. No risks. No wild chances. And especially no Juliet Nelisi, former classmate, scandal magnet, and a woman who is a thorn in his side.

As a lonely teenager, Juliet embraced her bad-girl reputation as a shield against loneliness and rejection. Years later, having kicked a cheating sports-star ex to the curb, she has a prestigious job and loyal friends—and wants nothing to do with sportsmen. The last thing she expects is the fire that ignites between her and the stuffed-shirt golden boy who once loved her best friend.

Straitlaced Jacob Esera versus wild-at-heart Juliet Nelisi? Place your bets.

Kimberly's Thoughts:
Juliet and Jacob knew each other in high school but only tolerated each other for the sake of Calypso, Juliet's bestfriend and Jacob's girlfriend. When mutual friends bring them back together, Jacob is a now a single father and Juliet has managed to become vice president of a lingerie company. They get thrown even more together when Jacob's celebrity as a star Rugby player has him modeling for Juliet's company. These two still rub each other the wrong way but now the friction is starting to cause sparks.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Read an #Excerpt from The Highlander's Unexpected Proposal by Heather McCollum


About the Book

The Highlander's Unexpected Proposal
(The Brothers of Wolf Isle #1)
by Heather McCollum 

ebook, 150 pages
Published October 19th 2020 by Entangled: Scandalous
A lass begging to marry him might top the list of “oddest things to happen,” but Chief Adam Macquarie is desperate. And no matter how much he hates to do it, he’s not above lying to get what he wants. Starting with the fact that he just omitted the truth about the situation back at his home—where there are no women and only a handful of other people. Because he has a secret need for a wife himself, one she won’t be too happy about when she finds out.

Lark Montgomerie is thrilled the brawny chief agrees to save her from her drunken father’s machinations of wedding her off to the first fool that agrees. He’s easy on the eyes and no one can be worse than her current options. Now a new life awaits her, on an exciting Scottish isle no less, and nothing will dampen her spirits. That is, until she arrives in her new homeland and realizes more than a few things are amiss…

Monday, October 19, 2020

Read an #Excerpt from Empire High Elite by Ivy Smoak


About the Book

Empire High Elite
(Empire High #2)
by Ivy Smoak 

Kindle Edition
Published October 11th 2020
Welcome to the world of the elite.

My mom fell in love with a monster. I know he’s dangerous. And I know my mom never wanted him in my life. I don’t want him in mine either. But I’m being forced to live with him.

I’m stuck in his haunting apartment in a world where I don’t belong. A world full of beautiful people with ugly souls. A world filled with secrets.

And the one person that I thought I could rely on was Matt. But he says my new family is a disease. Does that make me toxic too? Is that why Matt wants to keep me his dirty little secret?

I should have known that all the secrets would come crashing down soon. I just never expected more to break than Matthew freaking Caldwell breaking my heart.

Friday, October 16, 2020

🍷🍷 #Review of Leave Me Breathless by Jodi Ellen Malpas

Title:  Leave Me Breathless
Author: Jodi Ellen Malpas
Format: Paperback/eBook, 401 pages
Publication: Nov. 5, 2019 by Forever
ASIN:     B07PCPVQVZ     
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Source: Publisher
Reviewer: Kimberly
Rating: 🍷🍷 out of 5 Wine Glasses
Ryan Willis has spent years in the protection business, a job that requires constant vigilance and quick thinking. His only chance to truly relax is at his secluded cabin in a small town where there are never any surprises. So when Ryan returns after an assignment and encounters a beautiful stranger, he isn't only surprised, he's also instantly intrigued.

Hannah Bright is a breath of fresh air, and Ryan is soon completely consumed, unable to stop from falling for her. As the two grow closer, his instinct tells him something is amiss. Yet nothing could prepare him for what he discovers when he starts digging into her past.

Hannah spends her days painting, running her arts and crafts store...and hiding too many secrets. It's why she won't let the ruggedly handsome bodyguard get too close. But their chemistry is undeniable, and Hannah quickly finds herself caught up in a whirlwind romance with Ryan. He is peace personified, a balm to her battered soul. Yet the gorgeous, captivating man who has swept Hannah off her feet doesn't even know who she really is. And the moment he finds out, both their lives are at risk.

Kimberly's Thoughts:
Former MI5, Ryan has been working for an exclusive protection agency for the last couple years and he is weary. Deciding that it is time to retire, he can't wait to get home and spend more time with his daughter but a new woman in town is disturbing his peace.
Hannah is constantly on the move and knowing she is only going to spend six months in this new town, she doesn't want attachments. When the town hottie almost runs her over though, all kinds of complications arise, the biggest starting with her heart.

Thursday, October 15, 2020

🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷 #Review of Don't Hex and Drive by Juliette Cross

Title: Don’t Hex and Drive
Series: Stay a Spell #2
Author: Juliette Cross
Format: Kindle, 346 pages
Published: September 8th 2020 ( Services LLC)
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Reviewer: Linda
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷 out of 5 Wine Glasses
Notoriously bad at peopling, Isadora Savoie spends most of her time in the greenhouse or at the local animal shelter, using her Conduit powers of growth and healing. Content to remain in the background of the Savoie sister shenanigans, she’s reluctantly roped into the mystery of missing neighborhood girls. Now, she’s partnered with a flashy, flirty vampire to find them before it’s too late.

Devraj Kumar has seen and done it all. Three hundred years roaming the earth as a Stygorn—a legendary vampire warrior who operates in the shadows—has its perks. But ennui has set in. That is, until he has a run-in—literally—with an intriguing witch while on a new assignment in New Orleans. Fascinated by her resistance to his charms, Devraj can’t help but push her buttons in an effort to get to know the shy witch. Fortunately for him, she’s been recruited by the Lord of Vampires to assist Devraj on the case.

Between a Bollywood marathon, supernatural dating app, secret package, and sexy driving instruction, Isadora is in over her head. And Devraj? After just one taste, he’s playing for keeps.

Linda's Thoughts:
I have been dying to read Juliette Cross’ Don’t Hex and Drive since I inhaled the series’ opening salvo, Wolf Gone Wild, and I’m thrilled to report that it has lived up to all of my high expectations! I adored this wonderful paranormal romance from its hilarious start. It’s sweet and sexy with lots of magical, laugh-out-loud moments generously infused throughout. It is the second yummy installment in the author’s Stay a Spell series about the powerful Savoie sisters, a close family of quirky witches living in New Orleans.