You Are Home by Catana Chetwynd

Releases Oct 4th ~ Get it on Amazon

Ya wanna know what makes me happy? What puts me in a good mood? What I share constantly with friends on my social media? Posts from Catana Chetwynd that's what! Aside from the phenomenally adorable artwork, it's the heart and soul of these comics that make me a fan. Chetwynd has an insurmountable collection of real-life love pieces. She makes us feel seen. Her work is filled with kindness and a normalization of friendship within a relationship. Aspirational and sweet! 


October seems to be the new wedding season You Are Home would make a perfect gift!!

*Thank you to Andrews McMeel Publishing via Netgalley for sharing this with me.

From the Cover...
Author of Little Moments of Love, Snug, and In Love & Pajamas, Catana Chetwynd imparts her relationship wisdom once again with her latest collection of comics. This time, she explores the momentous steps of a relationship––whether it be moving in together, the reality of facing time apart, or even officially committing to one another––all while shining a light on the joy those moments can offer. Catana’s unmistakable illustration and writing styles make even the most mundane tasks, like mowing the lawn or deciding whose turn it is to cook dinner, seem charming. Her relatable content is elevated in a fresh and humorous way that only Catana’s comics can do.

#YouAreHome #CatanaChetwynd #FunnyComic
 #RomanticGraphicNovel #loversandfriends #Favorite #AndrewsMcMeelPublishing

At Home on Marigold Lane by Debbie Mason

Releases September 27th ~ Get it on Amazon

"Breathe, just breathe."

Just because a marriage didn’t work out doesn’t mean you’re not capable of love. But when your job entails so much of what a marriage is made up of, and it fails, you feel as if you did something wrong.  Brianna MacLeod, a family and marriage therapist, is battling impostor syndrome as well as severe anxiety. A recovering survivor of domestic abuse free from her abuser, but not the overprotective reach of her well-intended family. This story is a lot. Anyone with triggers are warned. This deals with abuse and its after-effects. 

“No situation is good or bad it’s how you react to it that matters.”

Debbie Mason gives an honest and real telling of surviving and the journey to recovery.


*Thank you to @Forever for sharing this title with me

From the Cover...
True love deserves a second chance.
For family and marriage therapist Brianna MacLeod, moving back home to Highland Falls after a disastrous divorce feels downright embarrassing. Bri blames herself for missing the red flags in her relationship and worries she’s no longer qualified to do the job she loves. But helping others is second nature to Bri, and she soon finds herself counseling her roommate and her neighbor’s daughter. Bri just wasn’t expecting them to reunite her with her first love . . .

Caleb Scott knows his failed marriage has been tough on his stepdaughter, so he’s grateful she’s found someone to confide in . . . even if it’s Bri MacLeod. Seeing Bri brings up feelings he’d thought were long buried. He knows it’s not the right time for either of them to be rekindling a relationship, but being with Bri feels right—like coming home. He’ll just have to convince her that risking her heart again might give them exactly what they both need . . . a second chance.

#AthomeonMarigoldLane #DebbieMason #ReadForever #ReadForeverPub #SecondchanceRomance #DomesticAbuse #FamilyTrauma

Duke Most Wicked by Lenora Bell

Releases Sept. 27th ~ Get it on Amazon

There's nothing more fun to read than a grumpy Duke who doesn’t know the love of his life has been under his nose all along. When Brandan Delamar, Duke of Westbury needs to fill his coffers he decides it’s time to marry off his five younger sisters. Their music teacher, Viola Beaton, has other ideas of what’s proper and best for these girls. What happens next is a delicious back-and-forth that will have lovers of regency romance in need of the smelling salts. I loved every mad moment of it!

*Thank you to @AvonBooks for sharing this title with me.

From the Cover...
Scarred by a dark secret, Brandan Delamar, Duke of Westbury, must concede his misdeeds have finally caught up with him. With five younger sisters to support, he must marry for money.

Sunny and steadfast, Viola Beaton is no heiress. As music instructor to the duke’s sisters, she’s developed a genuine affection for the bright young ladies. Unfortunately, she’s also developed a forbidden passion for her wildly attractive employer.

It must be the way he inspires her to compose sonatas about moonlight and kisses. Or how his gaze smolders and lingers on her skin. Or because he makes her heart whisper impossible things.

When Westbury decrees that he’ll choose not only a bride, but grooms for his sisters, Viola can’t allow him to curtail their freedom. She strikes a bargain: if he allows his sisters to attend the Season, Viola will chaperone them and keep them safe from scandal.

Only…what if Viola and the duke are the ones most likely to cause a scandal?

#DukeMostWicked #LenoraBell #HappilyEverAvon #AvonBooks #ReadAvon #HistoricalRomance #RegencyRomance #VictorianRomance #Wallflowersvsrogues

Witchful Thinking by Celestine Martin

Releases Sept. 27th ~ Get it on Amazon

ADORABLE!! Throw in a supportive hubby and I'm over the moon for author Celestine Martin! Martin has done a wonderful job creating endearing characters with a bit of a quirky flare. There are TONS of reviews already for Witchful Thinking so I'm just going to add that I will be watching this author for more! A great read especially for the arrival of spooky season! 

From the Cover...
Love is the trickiest spell of all.
Lucinda Caraway loves living in Freya Grove, the mystic seaside town where charms, hexes, and magical beings of all kinds are the norm. She spends her days teaching high school history and her nights reading tea leaves and tending to her conjure garden. It’s a good life . . . but she can’t stop wishing for more.

Until one night, that wish turns into a spell, and suddenly Lucy can’t say no. Not to a public karaoke performance. Not to running a 10K. And, most alarmingly, not to her high school crush, Alexander Dwyer, who needs her help unjinxing his new house—which just happens to be right across the street from hers.

Alex has spent the last ten years traveling the world on adventures Lucy has only ever dreamed of, and he’s planning to leave again as soon as his house is safe to sell. But until Lucy can unhex herself, she and Alex are stuck together. And with so much magic in the air, maybe the next spell Lucy casts will be the one that convinces him to stay.

#WitchfulThinking #CelestineMartin #ReadForever #ReadForeverPub 
#HachetteUS #romance #spookyseason #magiacal 
@readforever @CelestineMartinWrites

Lucky Streak by Tif Marcelo

Releases Sept. 27th ~ Get it on Amazon

What happens in Vegas... shows back up after five years. lol! I mean, come on friends who doesn’t like a bit of the past coming back into your life when the memories have lingered in the best possible way? Especially in the form of a new neighbor who’s not so new.

I gotta say, I feel as if Tiff Marcelo is really hitting her groove when it comes to writing romance. She is firmly a one-click author for me. Her couple dynamics and writing flow is at peak perfection. Lucky Streak encompasses everything wonderful about her as an author. It’s fun sexy angsty and heartwarming. All the things that make a great read. Order your copy today book friends!

*Thank you to @TifMarcelo and @Montlake @AmazonPub for sharing this title with me!

From the Cover...
I never thought I’d see her again. What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, right? But five years later, my casino fling is my new next-door neighbor.

A lot’s happened since we got acquainted in that hotel room. I finished out my military career, took a job with my estranged father, moved to the beach…the only thing that hasn’t changed is that Beatrice has always been on my mind. I can’t let her get away again. Lucky for me, she feels the same way.

Not so lucky, though, is our families’ business rivalry—and our resorts’ competition for the same property.

As much as I want to ride off into the sunset with Beatrice on the back of my bike, we want to make this work. And that means smoothing things out between our families.

If we thought finding each other after our night in Vegas was a long shot, this feud is about to give impossible a whole new meaning.

#LuckyStreak #TifMarcelo #montlakepublishing #Montlake #militaryromance #contemporaryRomance #Mustread #booksta

Christmas in Blue Dog Valley by Annie England Noblin

Releases September 20th ~ Get it on Amazon

Starting life over during the holiday season in a small town was not on Goldie's to-do list, but when she finally decided to call it quits with her cheating fiancee that's exactly where she finds herself. 

Not only does Goldie win the hearts of the residents in Blue Dog Valley she also wins in love. Christmas in Blue Dog Valley by Annie England Noblin is a fantastic way to kick off the holiday reading season. It's a feel-good kind of read that will make you smile.


*Thank you to @Avon and @aenoblin for sharing this title with me!

From the Cover...
Welcome to Blue Dog Valley. Home of the Fighting Elk. Population 3,411.

When Goldie McKenzie, DVM, vet to the L.A. pet stars, arrives from Los Angeles to Blue Dog Valley she realizes three things.

1. Never agree to upend your life when you’re hungover
2. Pot-belly pigs are not true farm animals
3. She’s going to need a warmer coat

At first Goldie is nothing more than a fish out of water, with few clients and few friends. But after a less than pleasant encounter with a man whose dog is suffering from a possibly fatal case of bloat, she’s finally earning the trust and goodwill from her fellow Blue Dog Valley citizens. Her clientele grows to include the many farm animals in the town, including a horse named Large Marge, a cape-wearing therapy alpaca, and a yardful of sweater-wearing goats. Add in Kevin, the “worst sheepdog in Blue Dog Valley,” and a Sphinx cat named Airport, and Goldie is having the best time a vet can have. . . aside from the annoying attractive town grump, Cohen, who seems intent on making sure she always feels like an outsider.

With her newfound goodwill, Goldie comes up with an idea to reinvigorate the once flourishing Blue Dog Valley: a Christmas carnival. A petting zoo, pictures with Santa, a baking contest, what more could they want? After only some brief resistance from Cohen and his father, they begin the great plan to reinvigorate Blue Dog Valley.

Will Christmas be enough to salvage this dying town—and be enough to bring Goldie closer to a certain grumpy man?

#ChristmasinBlueDogValley #AnnieEnglandNoblin #HappilyEverAvon  #AvonRomance #ReadAvon #holidayromance #VetRomance 

The Next 365 Days by Blanka Lipinska

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Not at all what I was expecting...  I'm very interested to hear what people think about this final chapter in the series. Who else read, watched, and has things to say? For me, it's been a fun ride. Not entirely how I thought things would end, but I can see it all the same.Thoughts?


From the Cover...

The global phenomenon and USA TODAY bestselling inspiration behind the Netflix film of the same name—the 365 Days series—continues as it follows the sizzling story of Laura and Massimo.

As the wife of Don Massimo Torricelli, one of the most dangerous Mafia bosses in Sicily, Laura’s life is a roller coaster. She is often at risk, the potential target of Massimo’s unscrupulous enemies who will stop at nothing to destroy the powerful man. And when Laura is seriously injured in an attack, pregnant and fighting to survive, Massimo faces the toughest decision of his life. What will his life be without Laura? Will he be able to raise their child alone? What will the fate of his family be, and whose 365 days may come to a close?

Off the Record by Annmarie Boyle

Out Now ~ Get it on Amazon

Spending my Sunday afternoon reading Off the Record by Annmarie Boyle has been the absolute best.  It's sweet, sexy fun with the added bonus of a precocious canine! Now I gotta go back and snag the previous books in the series. Cause this girl needs to get intimate with all the members of the Storyhill Musicians.


*Thank you to @inkslingerpr and Annmarie Boyle for sharing this title with me.

From the Cover...
Walking away seemed like a slam dunk. Until a date with destiny changed everything. Ever since the day her life flipped upside down, Bridget Hayes obeys a carefully crafted plan. And it works. Or it did. Until the night of her brother’s wedding, when she throws out all her rules—in spectacular fashion and finds herself in bed with one of her brother's bandmates. What had she been thinking? She caved to the one thing she can’t control—her longtime crush on a tall, charismatic, ginger of a man . . . who also happens to be one of her brother's best friends.

Blake Kelly knows two things for sure: happily-ever-after is a myth and Bridget Hayes is risk personified. Doesn’t matter that he’s been attracted to her since her brother uttered the words, “Meet my sister.” Getting close to her could blow up the band. And the band is his family. He can’t risk it . . . no matter how much he wants a repeat performance.

Armed with a pact—tell no one—they return to their regularly scheduled lives. Because in a city of nine million people, what are the chances they’ll bump into each other anytime soon? Nada. Zip. Zilch. That is, until a rescue pup named Destiny turns out to be less dog and more cupid in a fur coat.

OFF THE RECORD is the third book in the award-winning Storyhill Musicians series. Mix two secret crushes, a splash of sports romance, and the complications of dating your brother’s best friend and you have this witty steamy contemporary romance about two people figuring out if the risk is worth the reward.

#OfftheRecord #AnnmarieBoyle #InkslingerPR #Inkslinger #Inkslingerinfluencer #romcom #Romance #storyhillmusiciansnovel #mustread 

Mad About You by Mhairi McFarlane

Out Now ~ Get it on Amazon

Thank you so much to Avon Publishing for sharing Mad About You by Mhairi McFarlane with me! This will be my first time reading works by McFarlane and after hearing so much buzz about her latest release I am beyond excited to jump in. I am currently around 45% through and loving it. I like being immediately caught up in a story where I'm immersed in situational chaos. It's the best way to grab the readers' attention.  (I would also like to add that this is set in England. I spent five years living there so any book that puts me back there gets an extra star from me 😁) 


From the Cover...

Harriet Hatley is the most in-demand wedding photographer in town, but she doesn’t believe in romance, loathes the idea of marriage, and thinks chocolate fountains are an abomination. Which is why, when her long-time partner proposes, she panics. Suddenly Harriet is single… and living down the hall from her ex. She needs a new apartment, like, yesterday.

Enter Cal Clarke, a hopeless romantic who just experienced his own wedding-related disaster. Harriet and Cal are like chalk and cheese, but as they go from strangers to roommates to friends, it becomes clear they’re both running from something. When Harriet’s most heavily guarded secret comes to light, her world implodes. And Cal, with his witty humor and gentle advice, is a surprising source of calm at the center of the storm.

With her career, friendships, and reputation on the line, Harriet must finally face her past in order to take control of her future. Because if she’s willing to stop playing it safe and risk everything to share her truth, real love and happiness may be waiting on the other side...

#MadAboutYou #MhairiMcFarlane #HappilyEverAvon #ReadAvon 

In the Shadow Garden by Liz Parker

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"Not every pain required magic to be remedied sometimes a simple cup of tea would do"

Lavender and lemon balm, a tea shop that would be robustly welcomed into my life. I can just imagine sitting there, cozy, sipping tea, and people-watching. All the while trying to figure out exactly what customers are drinking and why they’re drinking it. In the Shadow Garden is a beautifully cozy read by author Liz Parker. Parker's prose and craftsmanship of the written word makes me want this book in a beautiful hardcover so that I could properly showcase it on my shelf. It’s the dichotomy between magic, mystery, and real-world love that makes this a beautiful story. I'm excited for everyone to read it when released on September 13.

Fans of the Good Witch series and Practical Magic will be in love with this. Exceptional timing for the beginning of the spooky season


*Thank you to @ReadForeverPub @HBG and @LizParkerWrites for sharing this title with me.

From the Cover...
The richly atmospheric and luminous debut about three generations of women whose magic is as much a part of life as love, death, and the rich, dark earth beneath their feet--perfect for fans of Practical Magic and Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe.

There’s something magical about Yarrow, Kentucky. The three empathic witches of the Haywood family are known for their shadow garden—from strawberries that taste like chocolate to cherry tomatoes imbued with the flavors of basil and oregano. Their magic can cure any heartache, and the fruits of their garden bring a special quality to the local bourbon distillery. On one day every year, a shot of Bonner bourbon will make your worst memory disappear. But the Haywoods will never forget the Bonners’ bitter betrayal.

Twenty years ago, the town gave up more than one memory; they forgot an entire summer. One person died. One person disappeared. And no one has any recollection of either.

As events from that fateful summer start to come to light, there must be a reckoning between the rival Haywood and Bonner families. But untangling the deep roots of this town’s terrible secrets will expose more than they could ever imagine about love, treachery, and the true nature of their power.

#IntheShadowGarden #LizParker #Foreverpub 
#ReadForever #GothicRomance @LizParkerWrites