Friday, July 3, 2020

🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷 #Review of The Fiery Crown by Jeffe Kennedy!

43711130. sy475 Title: THE FIERY CROWN
Series: Forgotten Empires #2
Author: Jeffe Kennedy
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Format: ebook
Published: May 26th, 2020 by St. Martin’s Press
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Source: NetGalley
Reviewer: Lexi
Rating: 5 wines
A queen and her rebel prince turn from enemies to lovers while evil forces plot to destroy them in this lush romantic fantasy.

Following The Orchid Throne, Conri and Lia’s marriage of convenience has turned into an uneasy alliance. If only the two leaders could agree on something. Driven by revenge, Conri wants to attack Emperor Anure before the tyrant gets to them first. But Lia needs to keep Calanthe safe, and refuses to sacrifice her kingdom. Their ongoing battle for control has built up tension they’re both more than happy to release in bed, the only place where they find common ground. But Conri and Lia are developing deeper feelings for each other that are complicating matters. In the second book in the Forgotten Empires trilogy, Conri and Lia find their loyalties torn, and with Emperor Anure’s threat growing, will they be able to risk everything with each other before it’s too late?

Lexi's Thoughts:
In my review of THE ORCHID THRONE I’d mentioned that we had to meet the evil emperor, Anure, in book two because his head was about to explode….and boy did it ever in THE FIERY CROWN!!!! 

Wow! What an ending...I’m still cringing. It was epicly powerful and the words The End came far too quickly. 

Thursday, July 2, 2020

#Spotlight on Relentless in Texas by Kari Lynn Dell + #Giveaway

52415035Relentless in Texas
(Texas Rodeo #6)
by Kari Lynn Dell 
ebook, 448 pages
Published June 30th 2020 by Sourcebooks
There's a reason they call this cowboy relentless

Gil Sanchez was once rodeo's biggest and baddest hotshot. Now he's thirteen years sober and finally free of the pain that ended his skyrocketing career. Given one last, near-miraculous shot to claw his way back to rodeo glory, he can't let fantasies of happily-ever-after dull his razor edge...but Carmelita White Fox is every dream he's never let himself have.

And from the moment he saw the spark of challenge in her eyes, he hasn't been able to look away.

Carma may come from a Blackfeet family noted for its healing abilities, but even she knows better than to try to fix this scarred, cynical, and incredibly sexy cowboy. Yet she's the only one who can reach past Gil's jaded armor, and the fiercely loyal heart buried beneath the biting cynicism is impossible to resist. Gil needs Carma just as much as she needs him, but as the pressure builds and the spotlight intensifies, they'll have to fight like hell to save the one thing neither can live without.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

#Spotlight on A Cowboy State of Mind by Jennie Marts + #Giveaway

50199739A Cowboy State of Mind
(Creedence Horse Rescue #1)
by Jennie Marts
Mass Market Paperback, 416 pages
Published June 30th 2020 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
The town of Creedence, Colorado gets involved in horse rescue in bestseller Jennie Marts' brilliant new series.

Scarred and battered loner Zane Taylor has a gift with animals, particularly horses, but he's at a total loss when it comes to knowing how to handle women. Even though he's sworn off love, he can't seem to stay away from Bryn Callahan. He's known for being a horse whisperer, but can't seem to find his voice at all where Bryn is concerned.

Bryn Callahan has a heart for strays, but she is through trying to save damaged men. She vows to only date nice guys, which is a category that does not include Zane Taylor. Too bad he's the only one who sets her pulse racing every time she's around him.

Starting a horse rescue ranch wasn't in Bryn's plan, but try telling that to the assembly of abandoned animals that have found their way to her doorstep. And when a chance encounter with a horse headed for slaughter brings Zane and Bryn together, they find themselves given a chance to save not just the horse, but maybe each other... 

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

#Spotlight on The Rebel Wears Plaid by Eliza Knight + #Giveaway

50225666The Rebel Wears Plaid
(Prince Charlie's Angels #1)
by Eliza Knight 
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published June 30th 2020 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
When he agreed to join her
He never expected her to be the enemy...

By day, Lady Jenny Mackintosh helps her widowed mother manage their Highland estate. By night, she risks her life to raise troops, weapons, and coin for the Jacobite rebellion. On one late-night mission, she is confronted by a handsome warrior who happens to be vying for the other side...

Toran Fraser is hell-bent on taking down the Jacobites responsible for his mother's death. When he's intercepted by Jenny and asked to join her cause, he agrees, knowing she can help him uncover the truth. He never expected she would be his enemy...

Monday, June 29, 2020

#Spotlight on Puppy Kisses by Lucy Gilmore + #Giveaway

50199655Puppy Kisses
(Forever Home #3)
by Lucy Gilmore
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Expected publication: June 30th 2020 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
These adorable service puppies
are matchmakers in the making...

Dawn Vasquez never takes life too seriously. But when she rescues a golden retriever named Gigi, Dawn begins to imagine what it'd be like to settle down and let someone rely on her for a change. Unfortunately, Adam Dearborn--a handsome, hopelessly buttoned-up cattle rancher in need of a guide dog--has also fallen in love with the little ball of fluff and stubbornly insists that no other animal will do.

Adam isn't sure what drives him to fight to keep Gigi for himself, but he suspects it has something to do with his growing--and unfortunate--attachment to Dawn. Her whirlwind spirit and sunny disposition might make her a delight to be around, but they also make her unsuited for the difficult life of a rancher. He should be able to put her out of his head. But what's a love-struck cowboy to do when what he wants and what he needs have never seemed so far apart? And can he allow himself to take a chance on everything Dawn has to offer: puppy kisses, puppy love...and her.

Friday, June 26, 2020

🍷🍷🍷.7 #Review of The Boyfriend Project by Farrah Rochon

52211784Title:  The Boyfriend Project
Series:  The Boyfriend Project
Author: Farrah Rochon
Format: Paperback/eBook, 353 pages
Publication: June 9th 2020 by Forever
ASIN:    B07YSNK2Q5   
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Source: NetGalley
Reviewer: Kimberly
Rating: 3.7 out of 5 Wine Glasses

USA Today bestselling author Farrah Rochon launches a new series about three young women who become friends when the live Tweeting of a disastrous date leads them to discover they've all been duped by the same man.

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?

Kimberly's Thoughts:
The Boyfriend Project sees three women bond together after they discover they are dating the same man and a video of Samiah goes viral of her confronting him. Professionally, Samiah and London, Taylor is still working her way there, are excelling but feel pressure to have the whole package, a significant other to share their life with. This has lead to them lowering their standards and ending up going viral on YouTube. They decide to make a pact to focus on other aspects of their lives for six months and leave off dating. Samiah has an app that she has wanted to develop and is excited to focus on that. However, a newer hire at her work, Daniel, has her wanting to break some rules.