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I’ve read Tracy Wolff before and her Ethan Frost Series is one of my all time favorites. If that series is dark, intense, powerful and dangerous, her new series is the complete opposite with loads of pun and humor, wit and charm, warmth and romance.

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Co-written by Tracy Wolff and Katie Graykowski, the Ft. Worth Wranglers Series starts off with “Lyric And Lingerie”. As charming, sexy and fun is the title; the story is equally mesmerizing, funny and ultra sweet as the astrophysicist Lyric Wright meets her childhood heartbreaker Heath Montgomery, the star quarterback.

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Between the stars and quantum physics, fate and destiny, romance and wooing, Heath tries to convince Lyric that she is his soul mate and Lyric in her very nerdy and analytical scientific way tries to convince Heath that being sex partners is better than married partners, wanting to give her heart a break from the second time around.

 

 

The story flows so seamlessly that it’s impossible to believe that it had been co-written by two of the best bestselling authors around. The entire opening scene along with the plane ride is the highlight for me as well as Cherry Cherry (gotta read to know who or what Cherry Cherry is). Heath and Lyric were created with perfection and they were just perfect for each other. Tracy and Katie wove magic with their pen as they penned dialogue after dialogue that makes you laugh so hard, paying attention to the emotions, fears and insecurities of these two love birds.

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“Lyric And Lingerie” has to be read to enjoy its perfection to the fullest and words do not do justice to another brilliant love story from Tracy Wolff and Katie Graykowski.

 

Received an ARC from the authors for an honest review and as part of the blog tour.

I have to blame this hot and kind cowboy for enjoying his story so much. Logan McCord’s future may have gone down the clown’s ass, but it only paved the way to his real life partner Reese Stephens. A one-night stand to drown their sorrows leaves them longing for more, but fate says it’s time for a separation.

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Yet destiny brings Reese back into Logan’s life and his hometown. But with Reese also comes a past that has tainted her whole life forcing her to move from one place to another. The attraction between Logan and Reese gives her a hope for laying down roots, yet her past and Logan’s ex seem to make it a bit difficult for them.

I think this is by far one of Delores’s best book I’ve read. Granted I love all her books, but “Blame It On The Cowboy” for the extra pizzazz, extra charisma and extra chemistry that had me falling in love with Logan and Reese. Reese is one heck of a courageous girl, smiling in the face of adversity, always putting others ahead of her, always with a helping hand and a kind heart. And Logan is the quintessential cowboy with a heart of gold, protecting his loved ones and dealing with his meddling siblings.

The entire story was fast paced, Reese’s best friend is a riot, intense passion and witty dialogues are a treasure to enjoy, and the chemistry between Logan and Reese is fabulous considering they are fictional characters and all that credit goes to Delores Fossen as she gives us another entertaining love story.

Received an ARC from Harlequin Intrigue via NetGalley for an honest review.

Mary Kildare and Glen Fairchild may be “Not Quite Perfect” for each other but somehow they find themselves together to make a perfect future.

Therapist and a good friend, Mary Kildare has rolled with the punches that life had dealt her, and she has become a successful therapist and had made a life. Although the scars of abandonment and loneliness have taken permanent residence emotionally, she has come a long way in making friends and planting roots. Her quite and normal life takes the wings of a wild and passionate course when Glen Fairchild makes an appearance again.

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Wealthy businessman, playboy and pilot Glen Fairchild believes in non-commitment and is always on the course of playing the field. Yet Mary is never far away from his thoughts and when circumstances bring him back to Mary, he acts on the opportunity that fate has given him and so the romance starts.

Catherine Bybee always throws in a surprise and I really didn’t see that spark of danger lurking in Mary’s backyard! And Glen becomes the protector, savior and confident as they try to overcome the threat that shadows Mary. With sassy dialogues and flirty actions, with kind and caring people, pages of warmth and support, and appearance of previous characters only adds more magic to this love story as Mary and Glen try to make the best of a bicoastal relationship.

I love the way Catherine Bybee gives importance to the depth of relationships and the maturity of nurturing them with patience and love. She created Glen and Mary to perfection with their goodness, kindness and just two beautiful people who deserve to be together. Attention to details, the sequence of narration and the practical plot add more flavor and warmth to this fifth book in the “Not Quite Series” making it a brilliant read.

Received an ARC from Montlake Romance via NetGalley for an honest review.

I don’t know what is about this book, it has been at the back of my mind for eons now! I remember reading it when I was fifteen years old (1985, it was published in 1983), a lifetime ago, when I used to spend all my monthly allowance on buying Mills & Boon romances, Silhouette romances…..so many fond memories!

I used to have a copy of this and somehow it go misplaced or holdbackthedawn-judithduncanmaybe I just gave it away to a library before I headed to the US. Yet I couldn’t forget it and remember searching various bookstores for it…..and after all these years here I get a copy of it, courtesy Amazon and it’s independent sellers😉

Again not sure what it is about this story that had me spellbound – maybe it’s the geologist heroine Leslie Kairns or Steve McRory the handsome and subtle alpha of the old times!!! Subtle alpha I say, because there’s been a vast swing of the pendulum in the writing of romances, the characterizations, the softer sex (LOL) and reading this book only brought open all the differences of romance writing – then and now! All good though, addicted as I am to reading a good romance.

I loved re-visiting this romance a couple of days and I enjoyed it even more than I had before. It tickled me pink to read the scene where Leslie gets a pair of joggers as a gift and Steve telling her to save the box to help him with other actions (she is below 5′), or the emotional scene where she comes to know who her father is or the intense power-play with her step-father……so many scenes that I remembered!

Just had to share this little jewel from my lifetime of reading….

 

 

I read Jude and Lailah’s story to HEA in “Within These Walls”. I’ve come to know of Roman Cavenaugh, Jude’s older brother, their history filled with loss, pain and insecurities. And I’ve applauded he special relationship between Lailah and Roman, and now it’s Roman’s turn to step from “Behind Closed Doors” and find his woman and his HEA.

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A man tortured with a painful past, always trying to please his father and living in the shadow of his stellar younger brother, Roman Cavenaugh grew up with fears of failures. Second-guessing himself all the time, drowning his insecurities in work and women, may not exorcise the ghosts, but his temporary assistant Cara may just be his salvation.

Coming to the Big Apple from Nebraska, Cara Hamilton wants to make a career in New York and a life with her boyfriend Taylor. But fate has a different life for her, as she battles the end of her relationship with Taylor, and her attraction to her boss, Roman. The big city may be fast-paced, yet Cara seems to maintain her innocence, her tenacity and survival as she goes through the emotions of love, insecurities and betrayal.

Jennifer Berg has been and will be one of my favorite authors, and her tremendous growth from her Ready series to now is stupendous. With each book she has grown in depth and her characters have become up close and personal. As she incorporates real life incidents and feelings into the fiction, they only give more life and credibility to her narration.

Roman and Cara will always remain one of my favorites of her characters. With great attention to details, Jennifer penned “Behind Closed Doors” with the utmost care and vulnerability. Roman and Cara will steal your hearts with their beautiful souls and just being good people who deserve all the happiness in the world.

Received an ARC from the author for an honest review.

Add BEHIND CLOSED DOORS to Goodreads here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23150548-behind-closed-doors

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