Life in a Rut, Love Not Included by J.D. Hollyfield


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Having it all isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. When Sarah Sullivan’s pe
rfect life blows up in front of her, she finds herself crawling back to the one place she never saw herself returning: Home. At thirty-one, Sarah had it all. Perfect job, perfect boyfriend, perfect life. When all that is taken away from her, she is left heartbroken and angry and desperate enough to let her life swallow her whole…for a while. Fending off love and the pursuit of happiness completely, Sarah vows to pick up the pieces of her shattered life. She creates a list of goals for herself—starting with a much needed shower—and constructs a plan to dig herself out of her rut. What she doesn’t plan for is meeting the arrogant new employee her parents have hired to work on an addition to their home. Enter Jack Calloway, the handsome, charming, lickable foreman with an insatiable effect on Sarah’s girly parts. Jack accepts the job, but gets more than he bargained for. Unable to ignore his racing hormones—and calm his temper—over the obnoxious woman who clouds his judgment, Jack pulls her in and steals her heart until she finally surrenders. But is he up for the challenge of picking up the pieces of Sarah’s broken heart? Can he carry her out of her rut?
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There is only one thing in life that professional pastry Chef Priscilla Westcott values more than baking and wine, and that’s honesty. A quality she soon learns that her marriage lacks when her husband runs off with their next door neighbor. Divorced and alone, Priscilla is determined to make changes in her life. She decides to approach her new goals like one of her beloved recipes. Surely with a little time, a dash of patience, and measured planning she can whip herself—and her life—back into shape. However, when a new—and utterly delicious—neighbor takes up residence in the house that ruined her marriage, Priscilla fears that her careful world will fold faster than a deflated soufflĂ©. Trent Walker knows what he wants and his sweet, sassy neighbor is at the top of the list. He’s certain that the chemistry between them would be explosive, but Priscilla fears that an affair with him, however hot, could be a recipe for disaster.

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Maybe Not by Colleen Hoover

MAYBE NOT, surprise novella from Colleen Hoover, is on sale today!
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You like surprises, right? Well, surprise! As you know, Colleen Hoover is the ultimate trickster, always scheming up new ways to bring exciting experiences to her fans where her books are concerned. With that in mind, we bring you MAYBE NOT, an entirely original novella, based off of the obvious connection between Warren and Bridgette from her New York Times bestseller, MAYBE SOMEDAY.

MAYBE NOT is now available in eBook format as a Thanksgiving gift to all of Colleen’s fans.

Disturbingly Beautiful by J. & L. Wells

Disturbingly Beautiful
by J. & L. Wells
Series: A Paradox In Time, #1
Genre: Historical Romance/Time Travel
Release Date: November 13, 2014

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Chance the Darkness by L.A. Wild

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In the depths of half-human, half-unknown, twenty-year-old, Summer Keese’s mind, the walls are beginning to crack....

I must be going mad. When my twin sister dies, my whole life begins to unravel in ways I never could have dreamed. A crazy lady ranting in my head, blood-drinking ghouls, a psychotic cult demanding I channel some powerful objects, dangerous men who want to control me.... Total insanity, right? Except, it's all real.
Then I meet him. Black. Tall, handsome, godlike. The man harbors sinister secrets and lives by his own set of rules—rules I can't begin to comprehend. One minute, he seems to want to save me. The next, I swear he's going to bury me six-foot under. Why can't he just tell me what's really going on?
While searching for my sister's killer in a seedy part of Glasgow, I discover nothing about my life is what it seems. Family secrets, betrayal. Emotions running hot, I make some seriously bad choices. And with the heart of Scotland becoming a paranormal battlefield, I have to wonder.... When did staying alive get so damn hard?

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L A Wild is an urban fantasy novelist who is the creator and writer behind the Dark Series. First book, Chance the Darkness, to be released on the 20th November 2014.
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The Movie Star's Red Hot Holiday Fling by Christine Glover

The Movie Star's Red Hot Holiday Fling
by Christine Glover
Series: The Maverick’s Red Hot Reunion, Prequel
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 24, 2014

Forced Disappearance by Dana Marton

22540141Action, drama, suspense and some second chance romance is what you find in Forced Disappearance. Funny banter and smart moves perfectly describe the couple brought to life by Dana Marton.

Where to begin? The hereon, Miranda Soto, is captivating and intriguing from the very beginning. There is a sense of mystery about her, an underlying certain something that attracted to me to her character right away. She is fresh from the Army and it‘s pretty obvious that being a civilian isn’t something she wanted to happen. Miranda finds herself starting a new job, finding Americans who have gone missing in foreign countries. She never thought day one would prove to be a blast from the past when her ex boyfriend from college is on the dossier placed before her.

Taken and in the process of being tortured, the only thing that is keeping wealthy businessman Glenn Danning sane is the happy place he has created in his mind. It stars the one who broke his heart. The one he never forgot. The one he clings to when the pain becomes too great. Miranda. Glen knows it’s just a copping mechanism to get through the torture he is enduring.  

Unexpectedly reunited in the jungle and on the run from those bidding them harm, Miranda and Glen evade, survive and hash out the past. All the while realizing neither is who they once were all those years ago in college.

It was a great read and for fans of romance/action/suspense.


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When wealthy American businessman Glenn Danning goes missing in Venezuela, investigator Miranda Soto volunteers to track him down. It's her first assignment for the Civilian Personnel Recovery Unit, but this mission is about more than salvaging the remnants of her shattered military career. Glenn was Miranda's best friend and first lover, and she'll do anything to save him from danger - especially since she just lost everything that mattered to her.

Glenn barely survived being kidnapped and tortured as a suspected spy, but the shock of seeing Miranda again gives him a new lease on life. Their still-simmering attraction grows hotter as the couple races through the treacherous jungle. Determined to reach safe ground, they must stay alive long enough to stop the terrifying enemy who still hunts Glenn. And even if they survive, Miranda's dark past could jeopardize their future together.

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Title: Wolfsgate
Author: Cat Porter
Date of Publication: November 20th 2014


On the Naughty List by Lori Foster Carly Phillips , Sugar Jamison Beth Ciotta

Talk about a romance addict perfect stocking stuffer read! I love, love, LOVE when a group of writers combine their talents and give a reader a sample of what they do best. It’s a perfect gift to a long time fan and a great way to get to know an author you’ve never read before. Lucky me - I got to do both.

These are SHORT reads so I am keeping my reviews to a minimum so not to spoil the gift that is On the Naughty List.

Christmas Bonus by Lori Foster was ADORABLE! There’s nothing like a girl gearing up to be assertive at the Christmas party, only to find herself completely taken aback by a twin. He may not have been the original target, but he will most certainly be the last!

Naughty Under the Mistletoe by Carly Phillips is another workplace romance that has been brewing for years, and it’s time for a little Christmas miracle to bring these guys together. This was my favorite of the bunch. Super cute!

Some Kind of Wonderful by Beth Ciotta shows us that fade to black can still be steamy and heartwarming. I will say, I wanted more, but what I got was still wonderful :)

Have Yourself a Curvy Little Christmas by Sugar Jamison, well, the title gives a little bit of the story away doesn’t it? I really liked the final short story and hope to learn more about this author.

All in all, a great combination of short stories perfect for the holiday season ahead. It will get you in the romantic holiday spirit for sure!

4 Stars

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The most wonderful time of the year is back, bringing with it perennial favorite holiday stories from Lori Foster and Carly Phillips, along with two Christmas stories that delighted readers a year ago. This sexy anthology will make you want to give your heart to Christmas again and again…

Lori Foster has two co-workers plan a Christmas party side-by-side-and discover a love worth celebrating in Christmas Bonus Carly Phillips explores a "mistletoe moment" when a no-nonsense lawyer intent on seducing her boss meets his twin instead--and gives him a scintillating kiss that leaves him begging for more in Naughty Under the Mistletoe.In Sugar Jamison’s Have Yourself a Curvy Little Christmas, former wild child Dina Gregory returns home to New York to find the father of her young son. Instead, she finds his stuffy older brother, Ben. Ben can’t help but admire her tenacity—and her bold beauty. Could it be that Dina has reignited his Christmas spirit? Beth Ciotta brings two friends who, after years apart, together at home for the holidays. They don’t seem to have much in common anymore, but when the two get stranded together during a blizzard, they are forced to reexamine if they are better off as "just friends"? Or could it be that true love was there all along? in Some Kind of Wonderful.

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Worth the Risk (The McKinney Brothers #2) by Claudia Connor

Drastically different from its predecessor, Worth the Fall, Worth the Risk is a captivating, heart-wrenching read.  Two very damaged and scared hearts find a way to piece together, forming a whole.

Hannah, an adult treated very much like a child by her older brothers, still struggles to rebuild her life after a catastrophic and horrific abduction in her childhood. She is trying to let go and move on with her life. Moving toward a life without fear and uncertainty in her actions and decisions is, at times, overwhelming and frustrating for Hannah. Her brothers, I feel, play a role in keeping her from progressing in this process. Their love is so strong and unwavering that it can be stifling and a constant reminder of the mistakes in her adolescence.

Hannah now calls a small horse ranch home. It is where she became alive again and began to finally heal. When the owners surprise her with a letter stating Hannah is now the owner upon their passing she is grateful and is fully committed to continue their work and help children recovering and disabled. However, a letter isn’t a will and the state now has a stake in the property.

Enter in McKinney brother, Stephen. Voted most eligible millionaire bachelor and noted playboy he is the most unlikely guy for Hannah to begin her dating life with. For whatever reason, the cold and emotionally battered Stephen finds the teary eyed girl in the grocery isle somehow alluring. He doesn’t see the scars beneath her jeans and long sleeve shirt and Hannah has no idea of the scares that cover his shredded heart.

Stunned is the McKinney family when Stephen brings Hannah home for a family gathering and even more stunned is Hannah’s brothers that she is willing to go. There is just so much emotion and uncovered trauma these two need to learn and share with each other. Add into that, the property war waging in the background, Worth the Risk is simply unputdownable. I cried, laughed, and rallied for Hannah. I commiserated and ached for Stephen, but when they came together it was so healing, so right, so Worth the Risk.

I can’t wait to read what Claudia Connor has in store for us next.
5 Sparkly Stars

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When a McKinney brother falls in love, powerful emotion and overwhelming desire are never far behind.

Two hearts locked away . . . Hannah Walker spends her days coaching children through injury and trauma, one therapeutic horseback ride at a time. She knows all too well how violence can change a child and leave scars that never heal. It’s easy for her to relate to the kids; what isn’t easy is the thought of facing her own harrowing past.

Millionaire playboy Stephen McKinney could use a little coaching himself. Five years ago he encountered his most horrible nightmare—and the nightmare won. No matter what he achieves, nothing can make up for that awful night . . . or so he believes.

Both desperate for a second chance . . . Stephen is used to getting what he wants. And he wants Hannah. So when she turns him down, he’s intrigued. What he doesn’t know is that her secrets will lead him to a place he never wanted to go again . . . to a side of himself he’s tried to forget . . . a side that would scare Hannah away from ever loving him. Now his only chance to win her trust is to bare his soul, risking everything he tried so hard to protect.

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Hunger's Mate (The Shadow Shifters #5) by A.C. Arthur

I received Hunger’s Mate via St. Martin’s Press as a four part series. I am reviewing the “part 1”. Intrigued from page one as Jewel is breaking into a safe and her fear is a physical thing on the page. I am instantly sucked into this world. Powers at play intrigue and mysteries are unfolding. Good stuff! Having said that, when we cut away to other character’s interaction and subplots I became confused. After some research, I learned this “sub series” called Hunger’s Mate, is part of a bigger series called The Shadow Shifters. OOOHHHHHH. That explains it. Do you hear the brakes screeching and then the light bulb go on? LOL! Joking aside, you do not have to have read the previous books in the series to enjoy this one; however I do feel it would help with the overall feel and understanding of this world.

Okay, back to the story at hand. The Shadow Shifter Ezra Preston feels a strong pull towards the mysterious Jewel. He doesn’t understand it and finds himself needing to protect her as well as have his way with her. Primal urges are taking over and his undercover mission may be put in jeopardy.

Hunger’s game part one is a sexy, intriguing kick off to a four part novel by A.C. Arthur and I am sure many PNR readers are going to love it.


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Half man, half animal, a Shadow Shifter must walk the line between predator and prey, hunger and obsession—to capture the woman he loves… A natural born hunter proud of his birthright, Ezra Preston agrees to hide his identity and pretend to be human—to learn what his enemies know of his kind. But even undercover, it’s not in his nature to play games with a woman. Especially when he discovers the beautiful creature has been keeping secrets of her own… This is no ordinary woman he’s stalking but an alluring and mysterious cat thief—with dangerous secrets of her own… Jewel Jenner has plotted and schemed for months, hiding her knowledge of a top-secret operation to save her ailing father. Captivated by her passion, skill, and courage, Ezra wants to help Jewel on her mission. But when he discovers how far she’s gone—sleeping with the enemy to steal a fortune in diamonds—he must decide if he can trust this enthralling woman with his secret…or trust his fiercest instincts when he’s near her.