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Any book by Lisa Marie Rice is a reading pleasure and it’s been a long while since I get to read her again. Although I keep visiting her Midnight series multiple times – chicken soup for the soul!

Eve Banner just doesn’t know it,  but she is definitely “Taken” by Marcus Rey. It’s just a small matter of Marcus letting Eve become aware of this fact, who happens to own his heart and soul. And of course considering that Marcus came from nothing and now is a billionaire running all things legitimate, he’s sure to have made some enemies and Eve gets into the crosshairs of this very evil instigated by her father.

I really liked the characters Eve and Marcus, but what I missed was the development of their relationship. There is  charisma, but lacked the fire that I always find between the pages of Lisa Marie’s books. I missed the chemistry of building a relationship between Eve and Marcus. The ending was a welcome twist, but that begged the question as to why the story not happen in the shadows incognito. I would have loved to see their relationship growing, getting to know each other, fall in love, get in each other’s lives, and the whole nine yards.

It’s worth a read, but I’m not “Taken” as I am with the Midnight series. 

Received an ARC from the author via NetGalley for an honest review.

Any book by Donna Grant is a definite read in my list and her latest, “That Cowboy Of Mine”,  is another captivating romance with two heartfelt souls finding a future with each other. 

Running a ranch is hard work and Dillon Young wants to protect her family legacy from falling into the wrong hands. But finding Cal Bennett unconscious on her ranch was not in her plan nor is offering him a job, considering she doesn’t know him at all.

Waking up to the barrel of a gun in his face, was not what Cal Bennett was looking for when he comes home. But then neither is Dillon Young and the sparks of attraction amid a series of accidents aimed at her.

Someone definitely is after Dillon and her ranch and posing as lovers is one way that Cal can help Dillon keep her ranch and at the same time, protect her while digging out the people behind the attempts. And Donna adds a twist to the finale as secrets come to light, and of the spark between them is strong enough to withstand the fall out and get their happy ending.

Another western romance from Donna Grant,  captivating her readers with a story of redemption, hope and love. She’s one author who does tremendous justice to paranormal as well as  romance with an ease of mastery.

Received an ARC from St. Martin’s Press via NetGalley for an honest review.

Book two in the series Ms. Right, titled “No Rings Attached,  Rachel Lacey brings two of Rosie’s closet friends, Lia Harris, her manager, and Grace Poston her childhood “imaginary friend”. A wedding in London, brings together Lia and Grace as couple, a past history takes them on a road trip of discovery, and sparks of attraction gives them a chance to explore each other, albeit “No Rings Attached”!!

Two opposites in every way, two lovely women who deserve the best of life, and two wonderful women trying to navigate the journey of a relationship, with insecurities and fears. Lovely Lia the extrovert, and graceful Grace, the introvert, have to wade through a sea of emotions, separation, truths and pain before they come to terms with the fact that they do belong with each other.

Now, this book sure brought out Rachel Lacey’s prowess of writing. The angst that Grace feels for causing pain, and the maturity of Lia for letting go of her love to heal, is felt in every word that Rachel penned in this story. She did a fabulous job of creating two beautiful characters, was eloquent in her description of the psyche of two women in a relationship, ups and downs, and the final culmination of their future. A great read and I totally loved it!

“No Rings Attached” releases April 12, 2022.

Received an ARC from the author, courtesy Montlake for an honest review.

Don’t recall reading Caitlin Crews before, and seems that I am late to reading her Kittredge series, and ended up reading the last in this series, and I have to say am pleasantly surprised that I liked the story as well as the author, Caitlin Crews.

Spending “Summer Nights With A Cowboy”, Zack Kittredge, who also happens to be the Sheriff of Cold River, was definitely not in the traveling nurse Janie Atwood‘s plan. But then fate always throws in a lasso of a twist, and from trying to discover her roots, Janie ends up falling in love with Zack. Janie was never a part of his plan, but Zack will definitely protect his town and his spunky neighbor Damaris, from any harm. All it takes is some charm lessons, friendly conversations, and honesty for Janie and Zac to give their spark of attraction a chance to fire a future with each other.

I liked that Caitlin Crews gives more page time to Janie a chance to discover her past and come to terms with it, at the same time resolving family dynamics among the Kittredges. A heartwarming read.

Received an ARC from St.Martin’s Press via NetGalley for an honest review.

A romantic suspense/thriller from Rebecca Zanetti cannot be missed!!!

Start to a new series, “You Can Run” introduces Laurel Snow as the main protagonist in this series, and I just fell in love with her character. Strong yet vulnerable, super smart and intelligent, yet she’s her mother’s daughter, caring, kind and loving, and she makes hunting  killers her profession, and keeping innocent people safe as her passion. 

And of course, Laurel Snow needs some muscle back up and support hunting the evil, and a bit of romance maybe, and so Rebecca drops Huck Rivers into her life. Aloof, broody, betrayed and with a big chip on his shoulder, he becomes Laurel’s shadow and protector. 

Rebecca drops in a couple of crazy twists into this starter, and thus begins a truly and intense suspense read, and a great start to a brand new series. The narration is great, an intense and twisted plot, and add in Laurel Snow’s family, and just her quirky take on life, you will not be able to put this book down.

Received an ARC from Kensington Books, Zebra via NetGalley for an honest review.

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