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Tough on the outside, with a heart as big as Wyoming. Protective to the core, with justice and fairness running in blood. And when the tough have to wage a battle with love, heart and soul takes to the knees.

Meet the oldest of the Wilde brothers, Hunt Wilde. A lawman to the core and serving justice with fairness, his heart beats for Cyn Wilson, as wild as Wyoming. 

Vibrant as the colof of her hair, salon owner Cyn Wilson lives life to the fullest, with a heart of gold and ever helpful to her townspeople, and her heart skips a beat every time Hunt crosses her path.

When Cyn’s sister and her niece disappear, Cyn turns to Hunt for help. A traumatic situation that brings Cyn and Hunt together working alongside, as they explore the attraction between them. A trauma that cements their relationship as well as the love and trust they have with each other. 

As always, Jennifer Ryan with her exceptional writing and narrative skills, threads a story of love and family, no holds barred. I loved the parallel story line with Cyn’s sister that actually develops the relationship between Cyn and Hunt, cementing their intimacy and commitment to each other. Supporting family characters, the humorous innuendos and witty conversations, add charm and chemistry to the story.

Disclaimer: The story revolves around domestic abuse which may be a trigger.

Received an ARC from Avon And Harper Voyager via NetGalley

Here’s another brand new author, Kenzie Macallan, whom I had the pleasure of reading one of her Deep Op 8 series book, “Burn”. 

MI6 agent, Declan Creighton is grateful he survived an accident, but the loss of his memories is a constant reminder of what his life may have been. But not one to keep to the shadows, heading back to his past life may bring him some answers, answers in the form of Biochemist Olivia Mercel.

A covet program that was supposed to help soldiers, gone wrong and now revived by an evil unknown, Olivia and Declan team up to uncover the person behind the plot. As the plot thickens and Olivia gets into the crosshairs, Declan is right beside her, protecting her as they uncover the deception. 

Adding a twist to the plot, is the past history between Oliva and Declan, a history that Declan doesn’t remember and a pain that gives Olivia a pause in her dream for a future. But the laws of attraction and secrets don’t remain buried long. 

Kenzie Macallan gives her readers an intense plot of deception, a narrative that keeps her readers enthralled and characters with great chemistry and layers.

A definite pleasure reading a new author and a definite repeat author in the future.

I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.

Red Stone Security series amasses its nineteenth installment as one more of their operatives finds his happily ever after in the midst of danger. Widowed and raising twins with the support of her ever growing family, Zamira never saw the danger from her husband’s past coming for her. Dimitri has been in love with this sweet mother for the longest time, but his past keeps him at a safe distance. But once Zamira gets into the cross hairs of evil, all bets are off for Dimitri and he would lay down his life for her and her twins. 

All books in this series can be read as stand alones, but Katie weaves stories bringing in past characters and who can resist going back to read the entire series. Another winner for Katie Reus as she highlights the dynamics of a large family with unconditional support, a team of strong and protective operatives always having each other’s backs, and splashes of children and their histrionics, make this story as well as all others in this series, an exceptional read and I have revisited these stories so many times, for comfort and enjoyment.

This light and quick read from Katie Reus is perfect for the romantic at heart.

Received an ARC from KR Press, LLC via NetGalley for an honest review.

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.

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