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One Step to you by Federico Moccia

Releases March 2nd Get it on Amazon The book that inspired the Netflix original series Summertime finally comes to America. It's a best-selling trilogy internationally. Goodreads called it "The Romeo and Juliet of their time." I've watched the trailer for Summertime (voiced over into English) and am excited to watch, but in my humble opinion, you need to read the book first. It always explains more of the feelings behind actions and conversations. I am beyond excited to begin the journey into the Rome Novels! ~Tanja From the Cover... Babi and Step are the Romeo and Juliet of their time, spending the best days of their lives together in the Eternal City, but belonging to opposite worlds may eventually tear them apart. It begins with a chance meeting at a traffic light, one that draws a young woman’s attention to the stranger on a motorbike. In that one moment, the fates of Babi Gervasi and Step Mancini are altered. Babi, poised on the brink of

The Duke Heist Edition by Erica Ridley

Get it on Amazon This is absolutely delicious! Give me a strong woman in a time of male domination any day. Smile/smirk was firmly in place while reading The Duke Heist. Lucky for you it’s OUT NOW! So grab a cuppa and settle in for an afternoon of delightful reading. From the Cover... Chloe Wynchester is completely forgettable -- a curse that gives her the ability to blend into any crowd. When the only father she's ever known makes a dying wish for his adopted family of orphans to recover a missing painting, she's the first one her siblings turn to for stealing it back. No one expects that in doing so, she'll also abduct a handsome duke. Lawrence Gosling, the Duke of Faircliffe, is tortured by his father's mistakes. To repair his estate's ruined reputation, he must wed a highborn heiress. Yet when he finds himself in a carriage being driven hell-for-leather down the cobblestone streets of London by a beautiful woman who refuses to heed his c

Dream a Little Dream by Melinda Curtis

Get it on Amazon Everything you want in a small town, second-chance romance, my bookish friends! I mean... at this point Melinda Curtis is firmly on the insta-click purchase list. Thankfully for you, Dream a Little Dream is out and ready for you!! It's book three in the series, but feel free to start with any of the books and work your way back. I could build a home and live in Sunshine Valley! 💛 Tanja From the Cover... A small-town judge meets her match in a rodeo star troublemaker, but soon they may both end up targets of the town's matchmakers in this delightful and heartwarming tale of romance. Darcy Jones Harper is thrilled to have finally shed her reputation as the girl from the wrong side of the tracks. The people of Sunshine Valley have to respect her now that she’s the new town judge. But when the bad boy who broke her heart back in high school shows up in her courtroom, she realizes maybe things haven’t changed so much after all . . . because

Quiet in her Bones by Nalini Singh

Get it on Amazon Releasing Feb 23rd  Hang on tight, book friends we are jumping right in! With a knock on the door from cops, the mystery has already begun. Quiet in Her Bones is rich storytelling and a phenomenal premise. I was utterly absorbed and transported to New Zealand. I can smell, see, and taste the forest, the dirt, and the trees. I think that's such an incredible tribute to the author. It's why I am, and will always be, a fan of Nalini Singh. She makes me want to visit this lush vastness of earth filled with scenic views and pounding surf and black sands. 5 Coca-Cola-filled stars!! ~Tanja From the Cover... My mother vanished ten years ago. So did a quarter of a million dollars in cash. Thief. Bitch. Criminal. Now, she's back. Her bones clothed in scarlet silk. When socialite Nina Rai disappeared without a trace, everyone wrote it off as another trophy wife tired of her wealthy husband. But now her bones have turned up in the shadowed green

While Paris Slept by Ruth Druart

Releases Feb 23rd Get it on Amazon A powerful, moving all-consuming read. What a mother will do for the sake of her child is a fierce and frightening thing. Jean-Luc is seeing this sacrifice first hand and will feel it as well. It's a heart-wrenching emotional story of love in a time of war. This book has staying power. I can't get it out of my mind. Beautiful ~Tanja   From the Cover... A family's love is tested when heroes-turned-criminals are forced to make the hardest decisions of their lives in this unforgettably moving story of love, resistance, and the lasting consequences of the Second World War. After. Santa Cruz, California, 1953. Jean-Luc and Charlotte Beauchamps have left their war-torn memories of Paris behind to live a quiet life in America with their son, Sam. They have a house in the suburbs, they've learned to speak English, and they have regular get-togethers with their outgoing American neighbors. Every minute in California eras

When We Were Young by Jaclyn Goldis

Releasing Feb. 16th Get it on Amazon Beautifully written. Women's/historical fiction at its finest. I was invested throughout and felt so much for each of the women portrayed. The write-up plays like a generational read, but in all honesty When We Were Young POV's feel more like flashbacks that just add to the overall feel. It's love, longing, and courage to go after your heart that drives it all home. A great read for your 2021 summer beach bags! ~Tanja From the Cover... Three generations of women come together in this page-turning debut full of family secrets, heart-wrenching drama, and the promise of second chances. Corfu, 1942: To sixteen-year-old Sarah Batis, the Nazis are a distant danger—of far greater threat is the opposing needs of her heart and her people. Tradition demands that Sarah marry a Jewish man. Only Sarah has fallen in love with a fisherman outside their community. And when the Nazis invade, Sarah must watch from afar as her fami

Radiant by Liz Heinecke

Releases Feb. 16th Get it on Amazon As someone who was a dancer for much of my life, I am always excited to dive into a book with reference and thought into the world of dance and performance. Having said that, I am a reviewer who just recently finished an ARC of Half Life by Jillian Cantor, a fictional story of Madam Curry as well. It's as if the world is telling me to get an education from the Nobel Prize-winning physicist . After spending my evening with Radiant I found the connection between Curry and Fuller to be a very creative and wonderful friendship. It's a great look into the past. Especially women in the early 1900s.   "The Dancer, The Scientist, and a Friendship Forged in Light" *Sidenote - I really enjoyed the inclusion of photographs as well. ~Tanja From the Cover... At the turn of the century, Paris was a hotbed of creativity. Technology boomed, delivering to the world electric light, the automobile, and new ways to treat diseas

THE FAMILY by Louise Jensen

Get it on Amazon Oh my, you guys. What a ride. Are they friends or foes? I was absolutely absorbed! The Family is a deep and twisted tale of a recent widow and her child looking for some shelter in their newfound situation. They've lost everything and what was supposed to be a lifeline turns turbulent. Thriller genre fans are sure to love it. This one has been out for a while but is now available in paperback via Grand Central Publishing. From the Cover... At Oak Leaf Farm you will find a haven.  Welcome to The Family.Laura is grieving after the sudden death of her husband. Struggling to cope emotionally and financially, Laura is grateful when a local community, Oak Leaf Organics, offer her and her 17-year-old daughter Tilly a home. But as Laura and Tilly settle into life with their new 'family', sinister things begin to happen. When one of the community dies in suspicious circumstances Laura wants to leave but Tilly, enthralled by the charismatic l

What are you reading this Valentine's Day?

Here are a few recent favorites of mine. ~ Summer on Honeysuckle Ridge by Debbie Mason  ~ Forever with you Barb Curtis ~  ~ Friends Like Us by Sarah Mackenzie ~  ~ The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez ~  ~ Layla by Colleen Hoover

The Wife Stalker by Liv Constantine

All she wants is the perfect family... yours. Well, if that doesn't give you a clue for what's to come, nothing will. The Wife Stalker is a fabulous suspenseful drama. It was named one of the most anticipated thrillers of the year on this Goodreads and the people there were not wrong. I'm a new fan of Liv Constantine and her writing style. I can't wait for more. ~Tanja From the Cover... Breezing into the upscale seaside paradise of Westport, Connecticut, gorgeous thirtysomething Piper Reynard sets down roots, opening a rehab and wellness space and joining a local yacht club. When she meets Leo Drakos, a handsome, successful lawyer, the wedding ring on his finger is the only thing she doesn’t like about him. Yet as Piper well knows, no marriage is permanent. Meanwhile, Joanna has been waiting patiently for Leo, the charismatic man she fell in love with all those years ago, to re-emerge from the severe depression that has engulfed him. Though she’s thankful when Leo retur

Blink of an Eye by Roy Johansen and Iris Johansen

OUT TODAY! Get it on Amazon Moving, fast driven and thoughtfully paced mystery is what we get with the Johansen writing duo. I am and will always be a fan of the writing and the way they move the story along. It's an art to be able to keep a long-running series fresh and captivating. They do it well. No spoilers from me, book friends. The blurb says it all. Fans of the series and going to love it. 5 Stars!! ~Tanja From the Cover... Delilah Winter is one of the hottest pop stars on the planet, so how in the world was she kidnapped right in the middle of a show at the famous Hollywood Bowl? If anyone can figure it out, it's Dr. Kendra Michaels, who works with local and federal authorities on only the most impossible cases. Blind for the first twenty years of her life until a revolutionary surgical procedure allowed her to regain her sight, Kendra uses her powers of observation—honed during her years in the dark—to detect what other investigators don't

365 Days by Blanka Lipinska

All righty, my smutty book friends! Buckle up cause I'm gonna give you the down and dirty. (giggle-snort) Have I already seen the movie? Yes. Did I want to read this because of Netflix? Double yes. Is it a masterpiece of literature? No. Will I still read and while having a fan handy? YES!  It's what I call a candy type of reading.  Fun, a little bad for you, and just yummy goodness. Sometimes a girl needs a little something to sink her teeth into. Releasing in the U.S. February 2nd in English from Atria Publishing. Don't get lost on the way to the book store, baby girl!  5 smutty book kisses! ~Tanja From the Cover... Laura Biel and her boyfriend are on a dream vacation in beautiful Sicily. On the second day of their trip, her twenty-ninth birthday, she is kidnapped. Her kidnapper is none other than the head of a powerful Sicilian crime family, the incredibly handsome, young Don Massimo Torricelli, who is determined to possess her at all costs. Massimo has his reasons. Durin

This Close to Okay by Leesa Cross-Smith

Happy Release Day! From the award-winning Southern writer who Roxane Gay calls "a consummate storyteller" comes a cathartic novel about the life-changing weekend shared between two strangers: a therapist and the man she prevents from ending his life. On a rainy October night in Kentucky, recently divorced therapist Tallie Clark is on her way home from work when she spots a man precariously standing on the side of a bridge. Without a second thought, Tallie pulls over and jumps out of the car into the pouring rain. She convinces the man to join her for a cup of coffee, and he eventually agrees to come back to her house, where he finally shares his name: Emmett. Over the course of the emotionally charged weekend that follows, Tallie makes it her mission to provide a safe space for Emmett, though she hesitates to confess that this is also her day job. But what she doesn't realize is that he's not the only one who needs healing -- and she's not the only one with secre

In Love & Pajamas: A Collection of Comics about Being Yourself Together by Catana Chetwynd

February is the month of love and what better gift could anyone ask for than the magic of Catana Comics. Sweet, everyday kind of love drawn with and adorable flair. I have followed these two cartoon people for what seems like forever on social media and to be able to have them on my coffee table is pure joy! If you're putting together a gift basket for Valentine's day or you just have a bookish guy or gal in your life, it's perfect! ~Tanja From the Cover... From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Snug and the bestselling Little Moments of Love comes an all-new collection, In Love & Pajamas by Catana Chetwynd of Catana Comics!  When you've reached that sweatpants-wearing cozy place in your relationship, it's all In Love & Pajamas! This brand-new collection of Catana Comics presents some fan favorites and half of the book features never-before-seen comics that delight and amuse readers of all ages. Wholesome, sweet, feel-good humor!