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I love Delores Fossen and her simmering lawmen guarding under the big Texas sky. From one series to another she creates romance filled with danger and suspense, captivating and spell binding stories of love, support and families.

The Appaloosa Pass Ranch Series continues to captivate, as the law enforcement seems to find love amidst the numerous secrets and the elusive Midnight Strangler that seems to bring all these characters together.

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Deputy Sheriff Jax Crockett saw his ex-wife Paige buried a year ago, yet the message on his answering machine defies all odds. Faking her own death was the only way Paige knew to keep her son and the love of her life alive. Yet now, her position has been compromised and as she runs back to Appaloosa Ranch with a killer on her heels, only brings more danger to her family.

Utter shock and anger is what keeps Jax on guard even has his desire for Paige resurfaces. A desire and love that never died and now he will move heaven and earth to keep his wife and son safe from the killer, in the “Six Gun Showdown”.

This series has been very interesting and Delores Fossen sure pays attention in keeping all the characters in line and the plot steady and interesting. With secrets intertwining her characters, each story is narration with enough suspense, danger and romance to keep it interesting.

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

Sara Humphreys is another writer that I enjoyed reading and will continue to do so. My first book of hers was “Brave The Heat”, first in her McGuire BrothersTroubleWalksIn-McGuireBrothers#2-SaraHumphreys-Aug2016 series and I totally fell in love with the McGuire brothers and her skillful narration of a love story.

In her second book, “Trouble Walls In”, Maddy Morgan is a big trouble with a capital T and she ends up in Ronan McGuire’s territory giving him sleepless nights. Occasional meet ups, long runs and talks with his once old flame is not enough and neither being in the friends zone. But Maddy is hiding from living life and Ronan needs to play his cards carefully to handcuff her to his side permanently. As a successful real estate agent, Maddy has made a safe life for herself after a painful loss but being friends and spending time with Ronan sparks a desire for more.

And as both explore their feelings for each other, there’s a serial killer targeting real estate agents and Maddy gets into the cross hairs of an evil hell bent on killing her. And it’s up to the K-9 cop Ronan and his dog to bring Maddy home safe.

A romantic suspense that warms the heart and keeps the suspense going, Sara Humphreys keeps the narration tight and strong. The dialogue and chemistry between Ronan and Maddy is penned with care, detail and charisma.

Received an ARC from Sourcebook Casablanca via NetGalley for an honest review.

 

I’ve followed Rachel Lacey since her first book and have never looked back. She’s one of my feel-good-go-to authors that I adore and love reading. And she’s all set to rock with her new series “Risking It All” and taking the lead in this series is “Rock With You”, a short story setting the series in motion.

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Sweet as sugar Carly Taylor meets sexy as sin rock star Sam Weiss!

Sam Weiss is relegated to the tiny town of Haven, NC to escape unwarranted media attention to the mess in his personal life and work on an album that would bring him back to his rock star status. Not an easy task considering he’s missing his mojo and ends up in A Piece Of Cake.

Carly Taylor is a big fan of Sam Weiss and seeing him standing in her bakery doesn’t do any good to her libido. Circumstances put them under one roof leading them to explore the spark of attraction. But different worlds separate them, and Carly has made up her mind to cherish the sweet moments in her heart for forever and Sam is ready to take on the world again as the rock star.

But can the sexy rock star stay away from his crazy beautiful?

As addictive as Carly’s cinnamon rolls, “Rock With You” is a short and sweet start to Rachel Lacey’s new series. With likable characters and good narration, it is a quick and warm read that definitely will bring a smile to the lips and warmth to the heart.

Received an ARC from Forever (Grand Central Publishing), via NetGalley for an honest review.

 

“Don’t Tempt Me” by Lori Foster is a welcome diversion from her MMA series making the book charming and running a parallel love story is just too much of a temptation to ignore. And I have to say that the story was more than what I had expected and more. Two friends different as night day, yet soul sisters since their childhood, find family, support and love in the most unexpected of circumstances.

Honor Brown and Lexie Perkins have been the best friends since forever and when Honor moves into her new house, Lexie is right beside her supporting Honor as she deals with pain and a bunch of spiteful relatives. The unexpected appearance of her neighbors and especially Jason Guthrie takes Honor’s life into a spin. Jason is one of the most patient, helpful and kind man that she comes across and for Honor whose life’s been a struggle of abandonment and nastiness, believing in Jason is a huge step towards her fight for a normal life.

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As Lexie stands next to Honor, having Sullivan Dean on her side is a bonus and the attraction that flares between them is reason enough for these two to explore for a future of togetherness. As a martial teacher, Sullivan has seen a lot of bullying, pain and betrayal and teaching and guiding the teens to a better life is his goal. Spunky Lexie is definitely not on his agenda.

And when danger seems to threaten their women, no one can stand in their way to protect the women they love. Two couples we’ll fall in love for their amazing chemistry and charisma. Two couples that Lori Foster made sure to characterize with their own individuality and not impose over each other, and two couples with patience, strength, care and understanding bring out the best in each other to give us a romantic read that warms the heart.

Lori Foster did a terrific job of keeping these two stories connected and intertwined as needed, and is double the pleasure. I’ve always loved the way Lori Foster makes sure all bases are covered in her romances, be it supporting characters, closing loops and paying attention to details. And “Don’t Tempt Me” book one in new series “Guthrie Brother” is a definite five start read for me.

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

 

It has been a long time since I read Elisabeth Naughton and her latest release “Repressed” is the perfect book to dig into, captivating me as always with her suspense and romance, bringing back memories of why she’s one of my favorites!

For Samantha Parker, coming back to Hidden Falls after eighteen years brings back hazy memories and nightmares that seem to haunt her. Teaching high school chemistry and living in Hidden Falls is not on her agenda, yet she gets herself sucked into helping a troubled teenager stay out trouble. But the handsome child psychologist Ethan McClane doesn’t make it any easy for as she tries to figure out if he’s a friend or a foe.

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Coming back to Hidden Falls brings Ethan face to face with a past that was incidental in him becoming a psychologist. It also brings him face to face with evil among friends and face to face with the charming and stunning chemistry teacher. Helping Sam understand the mystery behind her nightmares as well as help a teenager doesn’t seem to stem the chemistry between them.

But along with love and romance, comes danger and death, comes secrets and betrayal that puts Sam right into the path of a past that wants to silence her forever. A past that Ethan is intertwined and Sam’s repressed memories once surfaced can put an end to their love.

Gosh how I missed reading Elisabeth Naughton!!! Sam and Ethan were perfectly imperfect, the plot was tight and gritty, and the suspense was stretched to the penultimate pages keeping me rooted to my chair keeping me awake into the wee hours of the morning to finish the book.

A definite more than 5 stars in my opinion and a definite paperback addition to my library.

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

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