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A book from Katie Reus can never ever disappoint me and this MacArthur sure enough has the right moves making me fall for him.

Book one, “Falling For Irish”, in her new series of the MacArthur family, Daniel MacArthur gets a second chance to win his lady, Kathryn Irish back. Their first meeting is electrifying, and Kathryn does kick some ass on her mission. But the kick-ass lady needs some protection and Daniel is more than willing to fill those shoes.

Never having getting over one another, it was jus a matter of putting the past misunderstandings to rest, take care of the danger in the present, and have their future in their hands. A truly witty, loving and heartwarming read for the romantic suspense addicts!

Received an ARC from Katie Reus via NetGalley for an honest review!

It’s been a while since I read Marina Adair, and what a treat it was as I get to know the Hopeless Romantics of Rome, Rhode Island. 

The first few pages are a witty opening to a story so simple, yet so rich in emotions that brought tears to my eyes a couple of times. Rhodes’s is all set to explore the un-chartered territory of love and Hayes is trying to find herself in the busy and hustle of her dysfunctional yet, lovable family dynamics. You throw in cock-busting Gregory to the equation and you’ve got yourself a rib tickling love story!

Book two of her “When In Rome” series is a definite winner from Marina Adair…the camaraderie among friends is priceless, the unconditional love for your family at the center of this story is pure sentiment and the chemistry between Hayes and Rhodes is the right spark to make “Hopeless Romantic” hopelessly adorable and endearing

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

Rachel Lacey’s “Midnight In Manhattan” Series seems to conclude with Piper Sheridan and Chloe Carson whispering to each other – “Come Away With Me”, to a future that looks promising.

But with like any other couple, Piper has past trauma and fears to relinquish and Chloe has insecurities and uncertainties to be overcome before they can actually plan a future. Despite everything, they have enough love between them to dream of a future together. With a great group of friends and family supporting, it’s just a matter of time to make their love story a reality.

Simple human beings, strong characters, and a complex love story is what makes “Come Away With Me”, another incredible read from Rachel Lacey.

And can I again say – what a luscious cover! The entire series is just as stunning as the book covers!!

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About the Book

Title: Layla

Author: Colleen Hoover

Release Date: December 8, 2020

Publisher: Montlake

Summary

When Leeds meets Layla, he’s convinced he’ll spend the rest of his life with her—until an unexpected attack leaves Layla fighting for her life. After weeks in the hospital, Layla recovers physically, but the emotional and mental scarring has altered the woman Leeds fell in love with. In order to put their relationship back on track, Leeds whisks Layla away to the bed-and-breakfast where they first met. Once they arrive, Layla’s behavior takes a bizarre turn. And that’s just one of many inexplicable occurrences.

Feeling distant from Layla, Leeds soon finds solace in Willow—another guest of the B&B with whom he forms a connection through their shared concerns. As his curiosity for Willow grows, his decision to help her find answers puts him in direct conflict with Layla’s well-being. Leeds soon realizes he has to make a choice because he can’t help both of them. But if he makes the wrong choice, it could be detrimental for all of them.

Colleen Hoover Introduces a Scene from her New Paranormal Romance Layla!

This month bestselling author Colleen Hoover released her very first paranormal romance, Layla. Today Colleen shares one of her very favorite parts of the book and introduces the scene. Colleen, take it away!

“Leeds and Layla have just met about an hour before this scene takes place. I wouldn’t say they experienced insta-love, but it was definitely an immediate attraction. Leeds is lonely and withdrawn from life, while Layla is the opposite. She’s over the top and fun and everything Leeds isn’t. He’s a musician who has never released any of his own music due to insecurities and doubt. But Layla lights a fire in him and uncovers the confidence about his music that he keeps buried.”  

Excerpt from Layla by Colleen Hoover

Layla leans in and I expect her to kiss me, but instead she whispers, “Play me something,” against my mouth. Then she moves to the couch and lies down. “Play something worthy of that piano,” she says.

She crosses her legs at her ankles and lets one of her arms dangle off the couch. She runs her finger against the hardwood floor while she waits for me to start playing, but I can’t stop staring at her. I’m not sure there’s another woman on this planet who could make me want to stare at her without blinking until my eyes dry up, but she’s looking at me expectantly.

“What if you don’t like my music?” I ask. “Will you still let me kiss you?”

She smiles gently. “Does the song mean something to you?”

“I wrote it using pieces of my soul.”

“Then you have nothing to worry about,” she says quietly.

I spin around on the bench and place my fingers on the keys. I hesitate for a moment before playing the song. I’ve never performed it for anyone before. The only person I’ve ever wanted to sing it for is my father, and he’s no longer alive. His death is the reason I wrote this in the first place.

I’ve never been nervous while playing Garrett’s songs onstage, but this feels different. This is personal, and despite the fact that there’s only one person in the audience right now, it feels like the most intense audience I’ve ever performed for.

I fill my lungs with air and slowly release it as I begin to play.

That night I stopped believing in heaven

I can’t believe in a god that cruel

Can you?

That night I stopped praying on my knees

But I don’t pray standing either

Do you?

That night I closed the door and closed the window

I’ve been sitting in the dark

Are you?

That night I learned happiness is a fairy tale

A thousand pages read aloud

By you

That night I stopped believing in God

You were ours, he didn’t care, he

Took you

So that night I stopped . . .

I stopped . . .

I just

Stopped.

That night I stopped.

I stopped.

I just stopped.

That night I stopped.

I . . .

When I’m finished playing the song, I fold my hands in my lap. I’m a little hesitant to turn around and look at her. The whole room got quiet after I played the last note. So quiet—it feels like all the sound was sucked out of the house. I can’t even hear her breathing.

I close the cover to the piano and then slowly spin around on the bench. She’s wiping her eyes, staring up at the ceiling.

“Wow,” she whispers. “I wasn’t expecting that. I feel like you just stomped on my chest.”

That’s how I’ve felt since I first laid eyes on her tonight.

“I like how it ends,” she says. She sits up on the couch and tucks her legs beneath her. “You just stop in the middle of the sentence. It’s so perfect. So powerful.”

I wasn’t sure if she’d realize the intentional ending, but the fact that she does makes me all the more enamored of her.

***

Author Biography

Feeling distant from Layla, Leeds soon finds solace in Willow—another guest of the B&B with whom he forms a connection through their shared concerns. As his curiosity for Willow grows, his decision to help her find answers puts him in direct conflict with Layla’s well-being. Leeds soon realizes he has to make a choice because he can’t help both of them. But if he makes the wrong choice, it could be detrimental for all of them.

Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of several novels, including the bestselling women’s fiction novel It Ends with Us and the bestselling psychological thriller Verity. She has won the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Romance three years in a row—for Confess (2015), It Ends with Us (2016), and Without Merit (2017). Confess was adapted into a seven-episode online series. In 2015, Hoover and her family founded the Bookworm Box, a bookstore and monthly subscription service that offers signed novels donated by authors. All profits go to various charities each month to help those in need. Hoover lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys.

Social Media Links

Website: http://www.colleenhoover.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorColleenHoover/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/colleenhoover

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5430144.Colleen_Hoover

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I have read every book of Susan Stoker, and not once but multiple times! From her Badge Of Honor series to Delta Force Heroes series to Seal Of Protection series to Ace Security series, and now the Silverstone series. Plots may be simple and very realistic, but there’s just this charm in her narration that draws me to her books time and again. 

“Trusting Skylar” tows the line in the new series of Silverstone. A cautious and caring school teacher Skylar gets a tow for her car by a former military operative Carson Rhodes aka Bull, sparking an attraction that both would like to explore. And explore they would, as the entire Silverstone family accepts Skylar as its member. But the fact remains that Skylar is innocent to the evil in the world, and Bull fears the aftermath of exposing her to Silverstone and what he really stand for. Trusting Skylar with his truth is Bull’s only option for a future together, and Skylar will have to have rely on her love for Carson to overcome her fears. 

I just love Susan Stoker and her works. Her writing is intense, her characters charismatic, her plots entertaining and her narration are tight and emotionally charged to keep the readers engrossed and enthralled. 

Received an ARC from Montlake Romance, Amazon Digital Services LLC, via NetGalley for an honest review.

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