The BookEnd ~ 2/15/2019

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The Risk by Elle Kennedy




Briar U and its proceeding series, Off Campus, have become my go-to recommendations whenever I'm asked for a college romance All of them, each and everyone, are absolutely the best kind of read.
And The Risk is a phenomenal addition!

All the relationships; from father-daughter to roommates, to random side characters, to the perfection that is Jake and Brenna, bring a realness to the book. 

Fun, flirty, comical, and, as always, the most lip-biting sexual tension. 

~Tanja



Get ready for another fun and flirty romance from New York Times bestselling author Elle Kennedy!

Bad girl Brenna Jensen would never date a hockey player. It’s too much of a risk, and not just because her hockey-coach father would kill her if she ever got involved with one. She’s been there, done that, not looking for a repeat. But a certain college player has gotten under her skin. He’s cocky, insolent and all about the games…and yet resisting him is getting harder and harder…


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The Victory Garden by Rhys Bowen


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From the bestselling author of The Tuscan Child comes a beautiful and heart-rending novel of a woman’s love and sacrifice during the First World War.

As the Great War continues to take its toll, headstrong twenty-one-year-old Emily Bryce is determined to contribute to the war effort. She is convinced by a cheeky and handsome Australian pilot that she can do more, and it is not long before she falls in love with him and accepts his proposal of marriage.

When he is sent back to the front, Emily volunteers as a “land girl,” tending to the neglected grounds of a large Devonshire estate. It’s here that Emily discovers the long-forgotten journals of a medicine woman who devoted her life to her herbal garden. The journals inspire Emily, and in the wake of devastating news, they are her saving grace. Emily’s lover has not only died a hero but has left her terrified—and with child. Since no one knows that Emily was never married, she adopts the charade of a war widow.

As Emily learns more about the volatile power of healing with herbs, the found journals will bring her to the brink of disaster, but may open a path to her destiny.


The Victory Garden proves that beauty can grow and envelope the darkness. It also embodies the saying "Hope Springs Eternal". I truly feel that fans of Bowen are in for a real treat. It's an amazing tale of history, love, and the real struggle of being a woman in a time where perception is everything. I can't sing its praises enough. Another 5 star read from Rhys Bowen.

~Tanja

Crashing Into Her by Mia Sosa



Releases Feb 19th
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Relationships are a thing of the past for Eva Montgomery. Her current motto? You can’t spell “manipulative” without man. But Eva has needs, and a one-night-stand at her best friend’s wedding is the perfect way to kick off her new approach to singledom. Then a job opportunity puts her in the same city with the guy she can’t forget . . .

Anthony Castillo is a perpetual bachelor—no strings, just flings—a status he maintains by being honest about his intentions and never looking back. So why is he still thinking about the firecracker of a woman who rocked his world at his cousin’s wedding? It’s a question he refuses to answer, until she comes crashing back into his life, taking his emotional walls down with her.

When her father doubts her ability to make it in LA, Eva vows to go big and prove him wrong. With her athletic background, she’s an ideal candidate for stunt work. But first she’ll need training, and the instructor is none other than her former hookup, Anthony Castillo. Except he’s not as cocky as she remembers and he’s definitely still sexy as sin. The only problem is . . . Anthony doesn’t want her anywhere near his stunt school—or his heart.

One of my favorite tropes!! An unforgettable night with an unforgettable man you thought you'd never see again. YES!!! Give me more!! LOL! Oh, the longing, the butterflies, the nerves, the chemistry. Sigh... it's all the things. Crashing Into Her is a funny-sexy read with real chemistry. It's also my first read by Mia Sosa. Absolutely won't be my last. I adored this read.

~Tanja

The Truth About Cowboys by Lisa Renee Jones Cover Reveal & Giveaway!

About The Truth About Cowboys:
I had my life figured out.
Engaged to a successful man.
About to make partner at my firm.
Bought a high-rise apartment in downtown Denver.

And then, poof, it’s all gone. Now, like in some cheesy romantic comedy, my car has broken down in the pouring rain on my way to “find myself” in The Middle of Nowhere, Texas. Cue hot guy coming to my rescue and changing my tire. This is the part where we flirt and have a meet-cute, right? That’s how it works in romance novels, and I should know—after all, I’m coming to Texas to write my own cowboy romance. But nope. This sexy cowboy lights into me about not being prepared for the country roads and how inappropriate my high-heeled boots are.

Little did I know, Michael Montgomery would tilt my world into a new dimension with his sinful smirk and his bad attitude. Every time I turn around, he’s there to reluctantly save the day. And every time, I think there may be something to that spark we ignite. But there’s a reason the majority of country songs are about broken hearts. The closer I get to this man, the closer I get to learning the truth about cowboys.


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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT series. Suzanne Todd (Alice in Wonderland) on the INSIDE OUT series: Lisa has created a beautiful, complicated, and sensual world that is filled with intrigue and suspense. Sara's character is strong, flawed, complex, and sexy - a modern girl we all can identify with. In addition to the success of Lisa's INSIDE OUT series, Lisa has published many successful titles. The TALL, DARK AND DEADLY series and THE SECRET LIFE OF AMY BENSEN series, both spent several months on a combination of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling lists. Lisa's other bestselling series include: DIRTY MONEY and WHITE LIES. She is presently working on her LILAH LOVE series to be published with Amazon Publishing/Montlake Romance. Prior to publishing Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by the Dallas Women's Magazine. In 1998 Lisa was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine. Lisa loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her at www.lisareneejones.com and she is active on Twitter and Facebook daily. 


The BookEnd ~ 2/8/19

Welcome February and happy Friday, Book Friends!
What a wonderful month for book releases.
My book journal is so full already and the month has just begun.






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The CURIOSITIES by Susan Gloss






The follow-up to Susan Gloss's successful debut, Vintage, is a charming mid-western story of artists, inspiration, and how to reinvent your life with purpose and flair.

Nell Parker has a PhD in Art History, a loving husband named Josh, and a Craftsman bungalow in Madison, WI. But her last pregnancy ended later in the second trimester, and rather than pausing to grieve, she pushes harder for testing and fertility treatments. Urging Nell to apply for jobs, Josh believes his wife needs something else to focus on other than a baby that may never be.

Finding a job turns out to be difficult for an art historian . . . until Nell sees the ad seeking a director for a new nonprofit called the Mansion Hill Artists' Colony. The colony is the brainchild of the late, unconventional society dame Betsy Barrett, who left behind her vast fortune and a killer collection of modern art to establish an artist-in-residency program to be run out of her lakeside mansion. The executor of Betsy's estate simply hands Nell a set of house keys and wishes her luck, leaving her to manage the mansion and the eccentric personalities of the artists who live there on her own.

Soon one of the artists, a young metal sculptor named Odin, is keeping the other residents awake with his late-night welding projects. Nell is pretty sure that Annie, a dreadlocked granny known for her avant garde performance pieces, is dealing drugs out of the basement "studio." Meanwhile Paige, an art student from the university, takes up residence in the third-floor turret, experimenting with new printing and design techniques, as well as leading a string of bad boyfriends upstairs when she stumbles home late at night.

Despite all the drama, Nell finds something akin to a family among the members of the creative community that she’s brought together. And when her attraction to Odin begins to heat up, Nell is forced to decide what will bring her greater joy—the creative, inspired world she's created, or the familiar but increasingly fragile one of her marriage.

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Five very different and complicated stories are told within the pages of The Curiosities by Susan Gloss. All are contained by the talented, yet somewhat broken and resilient Nell. Its a beautiful snapshot into each life. I would love for every character to have a shining moment as captain in books to come from this author. This is my first read by Susan Gloss so I am not familiar with her previous works, but that is about to change. What a wonderful way to be introduced.

~Tanja

February Releases from Forever Publishing


Gentleman Sinner by Jodi Ellen Malpas
Feb. 5th release
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Fall in love with a mysterious and tortured hero in this #1 New York Times bestselling author's steamy, suspenseful romance about an "irresistible" (Booklist) British alpha and the one woman who may be able to save him -- as long as he can protect her from his dark past.

Izzy White knows of the darkness in this world. After all, she escaped it long ago. Determined not to let her past beat her, Izzy has a secure, stable life with a job she loves in nursing. But one act of kindness will completely upend everything she's so carefully built-putting her right back in the crosshairs of danger she's been so desperate to avoid.

When Theo Kane shows up like a knight in shining armor, Izzy can't help thinking she's been saved from one threat and exposed to another. His imposing physique, the harsh lines of his face, and the wariness of everyone who comes close are just a few clues to Theo Kane's notorious reputation. The man is positively terrifying. But with Izzy, he's tender and a complete gentleman, and her fascination with the mysterious beast of a man becomes too powerful for her to walk away.

As Theo's demons come to light, running becomes even more impossible. And yet staying together could doom them both.


The Fearless King by Katee Robert
Feb. 5th release
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Journey King is an expert at managing the family business. But when her father returns to Houston hell-bent on making a play for the company, Journey will do anything to stop him, even if that means going to Frank Evans for help. Frank deals in information, the dirtier the better. Rugged and rock solid, he's by far her best ally -- and also the most dangerous.


Frank knows better than to get tangled up with the Kings. But something about Journey's rare vulnerability drags him deep into enemy territory... and into her darkest past. Pretending to be her boyfriend may be necessary for their plan to work, but Frank soon finds helping Journey is much more than just another job - and he'll do whatever it takes to keep her safe.


The Cowboy Next Door by R.C. Ryan
Feb. 26th Release
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After weeks on the trail, Sam Monroe is looking forward to a hot bath, a home-cooked meal, and a real bed. In that order. But he's greeted by something even better when he opens the door to his family's ranch house. Seems the new housekeeper is a gorgeous young woman who cooks like an angel and wrangles his family like a pro. If only she didn't dislike him so much...


Penny Cash is down on her luck, and the last thing she needs is a flirtation with a wild, carefree cowboy. Sure, he's funny and sexy, but they're as different as whiskey and tea. And she'll be leaving town as soon as she finds a full-time teaching position. But when trouble comes calling, Penny will find out how serious Sam can be when it comes to protecting the woman he loves...


Also includes the bonus novella Saved by the Cowboy by A.J. Pine!
Olivia Belle has always believed in fairy tales...until the moment her boyfriend dropped to one knee. When Olivia speeds into Cash Hawkins' town like a modern-day Cinderella in a ball gown and glass slippers, Cash's careful existence is thrown for a loop. Olivia could be his happily ever after . . . if this runaway bridesmaid doesn't run off with his heart.

Soups and Stews Recipes Cookbook by Emily Brown

If you’re like me, struggling through the 2019 Polar vortex, the one thing you need is a few good soups and stew recipes. Soups and Stews Recipes Cookbook by Emily Brown has recipes that range from classics like mushroom, tomato, and rice, too more adventurous offering like trout, Ukrainian veg, and Turkish lentil. Brown has something for everyone. Whether you fancy a creamy soup, vegetarian, or a hearty stew you find something to make the tummy warm and the kitchen smell divine. My only negative is that I can’t get it in hardback for my cookbook shelf.
~Tanja


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Become healthier with more than 50 pure and nourishing soup recipes for feeling great!

Soup has been known as an effective way to warm up, nourish, heal the body, and comfort the soul. Soups and Stews book brings together balanced soup recipes to help you lose weight without losing nutrients, boost your immunity, heal your digestion and stay energized.

Soups and Stews cookbook offers:

Healing Meat-Broth Based Soups helping you stay energetic and healthy
Light Seafood Soups from simple recipes like Crab Noodle Soup to unexpected Fish and Milk Soup
Delicate Creamy Soups including blended soups for better digestion
Powerful Red Soups providing antioxidants which protect you from free radicals
Nutritive Vegetable Soups keeping you slim and satisfied
Cozy Stews keeping you warm and beating the chills
Each chapter of the book contains a list of soup recipes which are sorted by type and laid out in a easy-to-follow way. For your convenience, each recipe is followed by additional information about prep time, actual time of cooking, number of servings, volume and complete calorie and nutrition data.

In Soup and Stews author Emily Brown shows that soup and stews are easy, healthy meals which work for any occasion, and helps you find the best dinner solution.

The BookEnd ~ 2/1/19

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