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Sunny Shelly’s Review: Beneath The Stars, by AL Jackson

Beneath the Stars

A Friends-to-Lovers Rockstar Romance from A.L. Jackson

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“Haunting. Exquisite. Hot. AL Jackson slayed me heart and soul. Beneath The Stars is a definite favorite and re-read for 2021. I couldn’t get enough of this epic tale of love and redemption.”

-Michelle Heard, USA Today and Wallstreet Journal bestselling author


“Beneath the Stars is nothing short of amazing and I wish that I could give it ten stars.”

-Veronica’s Reading Vault

 

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TITLE: BENEATH THE STARS

RELEASE DATE: FEBRUARY 22ND, 2020

 

Synopsis

From NYT and USA Today bestselling author A.L. Jackson comes a friends-to-lovers romance about an unattainable rockstar and his best friend’s younger sister…

Maggie Fitzgerald is the last girl I should think about taking to my bed.

On the cusp of turning 21, she has her whole life waiting out ahead of her. Sexy AF while still radiating an innocence that I know better than to taint. 

And here I am, itching to reach out and touch a girl who is so forbidden that just thinking about her feels like committing a mortal sin.

Thing is, I love playing with fire. 

Rhys Manning is everything I shouldn’t want.

Country-rock’s newest superstar.

Fun. Wild. Ready to show the world a good time.

He’s so off-limits it isn’t even funny.

So out of reach he might as well be a poster tacked on my wall.

Too bad every time he looks at me, my heart races out of control.


Now, I’m stuck living with him for the entire summer…

We’re only supposed to be friends. Still, I should have known it was a terrible idea when I started sneaking into his room. Especially when it’s clear he’s keeping secrets.

Secrets that might destroy us both.

One touch, and I want more.

One kiss, and I’m spiraling out of control.

I know it’s reckless to start dancing in the flames.

But in exchange for getting to spend one night with this brooding bad boy? I might be willing to get burned… 


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“Maggie and Rhys’ story was everything and more and it had me soaring. A.L. Jackson brought her signature touch to this phenomenal story.”

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: 5 Stars

The Falling Stars series comes to an end with Rhys and Maggie’s story in Beneath The Stars. Swoony, angsty and sweet, this friends to lovers romance had me flipping through the pages. The chemistry between Rhys and Maggie is explosive, although they try to stay away from one another. Both of them are carrying around some major baggage and fighting demons from their past, especially Rhys. There is a bit of an underlying suspense to the story as the mystery of Rhys’ past unfolds, and his reasons for believing that she deserves better than he can give her.

The age difference between them (12 years), Maggie being his best friend’s baby sister… and that tortured, tortured hero. Rhys is walking around with so much guilt due to past events. And Maggie’s life has been filled with so much pain. They perfectly complement one another, and become each other’s safe place.

Rhys and Maggie’s story is a wonderful journey, written perfectly, and hits all the notes of a swoony, sweet romance with the right amount of angst and a magical ending! I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.


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A.L. Jackson is the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance. She writes emotional, sexy, heart-filled stories about boys who usually like to be a little bit bad.

Her bestselling series include THE REGRET SERIES, CLOSER TO YOU, BLEEDING STARS, FIGHT FOR ME, CONFESSIONS OF THE HEART, and FALLING STARS novels. Grab her newest stand-alone, BENEATH THE STARS, a friends-to-lovers rockstar romance.

 

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: Bet The Farm by Staci Hart

Bet the Farm is LIVE and available from your favorite online book retailer! This heartfelt, flirty story of opposites attract from Staci Hart is just what you need. Happy reading! 💕

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Olivia Brent has one summer to save the dairy farm she just inherited.

But there’s one problem, and it’s not her lactose intolerance.

Jake Milovic.

The brooding farmhand has inherited exactly fifty percent of Brent Farm, and he’s so convinced the city girl can’t work the land, he bets she can’t save it in a summer. 

Determined to prove him wrong, Olivia accepts what might be the dumbest wager of her life.

His strategy to win seems simple: follow her around, shirtlessly distracting her between bouts of relentless taunting. And it’s effective—if his dark eyes and rare smiles aren’t enough to sidetrack her, the sweaty, rolling topography of the manbeast’s body would do the trick.

What they don’t know: they’ll have to weather more than each other. 

Mysterious circumstances throw the farm into disarray, and with the dairy farm in danger, Olivia and Jake have to work together. But when they do, there’s more to fear than either of them imagined.

Because now their hearts are on the line, and the farm won’t be the only casualty if they fail.

Sunny Shelly’s Review: 5 Stars

Bet The Farm is so much fun! Jake and Olivia’s story is magical! From the first page until the very end, I was completely hooked on this second-chance romance. Does one kiss make it a second-chance story? Well, it’s definitely an enemies-to-lovers tale with lots of swoon, plenty of snark and a HEA that had me in tears.

When Olivia’s grandfather dies, she inherits half of her family’s dairy farm. The other half goes to broody, sullen Jake — Pop’s right-hand man who was like a grandson to him. Livi doesn’t want to give up her birthright, and Jake just wishes she’d go back to the city. As they work through their grief, they also attempt to work together in saving the farm. Jake is resistant to every one of Olivia’s “big city ideas” and his stubbornness causes her endless frustration.

I loved the history between these two, and how they were both suffering after Pops died. That common ground between them leads to a deep connection, and this story was so well-written as they cross the bridge from hating one another to being head over heels in love. This story is sweet, playful, full of sass and snark. The chemistry between Jake and Livi jumps off the page, and as much as I couldn’t wait to see what happens next, I didn’t want this story to end!

I was sad to see Bet The Farm come to an end! I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.

Staci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life — a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can’t forget that. She’s also been a mom, with three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She’s been a wife, though she’s certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She’s also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she’s been drinking whiskey. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, sleeping, gaming, or designing graphics.

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: Call Me Crazy, by Melanie Harlow

Call Me Crazy, an all-new enemies to lovers standalone romance from USA Today bestselling author Melanie Harlow is available now!

It was the perfect plan.
I needed a wife–temporarily–in order to inherit the family business.
And she needed a favor–the kind that takes nine months to deliver.

We had it all worked out, from the no-touching policy on our wedding night (her rule) to the no-falling-in-love decree (mine). She’d marry me, I’d give her the means to have the baby she’d always wanted, and one year later we’d amicably part ways with no hassle, no demands, and certainly no regrets.

After all, Bianca DeRossi and I are experts at infuriating one another–we’ve been doing it since we were kids. Trouble is, she grew up gorgeous and feisty, and she still knows exactly how to get under my skin.

And that wedding night? Well, it doesn’t exactly go down hands-free.

Then she moves in with me, and I really start to lose my mind. From her sexy little pout to her wicked sense of humor to those meatball sandwiches she makes just because she knows they’re my favorite . . . I find myself wanting to break every rule we put in place.

Our story was never supposed to end with happily ever after.
But call me crazy, I just might be in love with my wife.

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Excerpt

“So how’s your ego tonight? A little bruised, huh?”

“It’s fine,” I said, tightening the knot in my tie. “Reina obviously wasn’t the right choice for a wife. I’m glad she said no.”

Bianca started to choke on her olive. “Wait a minute.” She fanned her face and managed to swallow. “You proposed to—to—what was the little girl’s name?”

“Reina. And you’ve got no room to call someone little, Tiny.”

As I’d hoped, the old nickname drew a brief scowl from her. “We’re talking about you right now. Did you actually propose tonight? Like with a ring?” 

I exhaled, regretting I’d mentioned it. “Yeah. I did.”

Her eyes lit up. “Let me see it.”

“No.”

“Why not?”

“Because you just want to rub salt in my wound.”

“For fuck’s sake, Enzo. You’re not wounded. You don’t even love this girl, you just needed to put a ring on her finger so your dad would put your name on the company letterhead.” She held out her hand. “Now give it here.”

Something told me I was going to be sorry, but I reached into my jacket and pulled out the ring box. 

She took it from me and opened it up. “It’s pretty,” she said with grudging admiration. Then she squinted at it, pushing her glasses up her nose. “Did you have it engraved?”

I picked up my bourbon and took a hefty swallow. “No.”

“But it says  .  .  .” She set the box down and pulled the ring from the velvet to examine it closer. Then she started laughing. “‘Love Always, Ricky?’”

“Give me that.” Leaning forward, I tried to swipe the ring from her hand, but she held it out of my reach. 

“Just a second! I want to try it on.”

I thumped against the back of the booth, picking up my drink again and tossing back the rest of it. Could this night get any worse? 

Bianca slipped the ring on her finger—it fit—and held out her hand, studying it. “So what did you say?”

“I proposed.”

“But how? Like, did you say, ‘You’re the love of my life and I want to be with you forever’ kind of thing?

”“Uh, not exactly. I didn’t want to lie to her. I just, you know, gave her the ring.” I made a grand, sweeping gesture with one hand. 

“But you must have said something.”

“What difference does it make?” I asked irritably. 

“Look, I’m only trying to help you. You obviously blew it tonight, and by your own admission, you need to find a Lucy for your Ricky sooner rather than later, right?” 

I looked around for Lara. I needed another drink. And then a ride home. 

“Right?” Bianca prodded me with her foot under the table again. “So let me help you.”

“The only way you could help me is to marry me,” I grumbled, waving Lara over. “And since that’s out of the question, this discussion is over.”

“Well, wait a minute. Who said it’s out of the question?”

I stared at her like she’d sprouted horns. “Huh?”

Bianca continued to study the ring on her finger. “I’m just thinking out loud here. But it seems to me we each have a goal, and they could both be accomplished with one simple—fake—relationship.”

I shook my head, as if to clear it, but the fog remained. “I know I’m drunk, but what the hell are you talking about?”

She sighed and picked up her martini for a sip. “I’m talking about the fact that you need a wife to get what you want. I’m willing to be that wife—temporarily, and under the strictest of conditions—if you’ll agree to give me what I want.”

I shook my head. “Oh, no. No fucking way. I see what you’re doing here. I’m not paying you to fake being my wife.”

Bianca rolled her eyes. “Give me a break, Enzo. I don’t want your money. Nor do I need it.”

“Then I don’t understand, ”I said, feeling—once again—completely baffled by a woman. “What could you possibly want that I could give you?”

The smile that crept over those hellfire lips should have been a warning. “A baby.”

Sunny Shelly’s Review: 5 Stars

I have loved the snarky relationship between Enzo and Bianca in the other Bellamy Creek books, so I was very excited to dig into Call Me Crazy. And Melanie Harlow did not disappoint!

The push and pull between these two is amazing. Their barbs are razor-sharp. He is an egomaniac, and she is snarky as hell. He needs a wife to inherit the family construction business, and she wants a baby ASAP because of fertility issues. But somewhere along the way, trying to make a baby “the old fashioned way” and their snarky bickering leads to a genuine affection for one another. And before either of them know it, they are head over heels in love. But will either Bianca or Enzo confess their feelings, since their fake marriage is supposed to be nothing more than a business transaction?

I loved that Enzo and Bianca have actually known each other since they were kids, and that their first “date” was to one of her school dances — and she had her nose buried in Twilight all night! How that comes back into play with their wedding vows (and then some!) was awesome. I love how he brings up each of their annoying habits as a way to ground Bianca, and remind her of the things she loves to hate about him. But the best part of this story was the extended epilogue on Melanie Harlow’s website — I had tears in my eyes!

This book was perfect!

I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.

About Melanie

USA Today bestselling author Melanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her heels high, and her history with the naughty bits left in. When she’s not writing or reading, she gets her kicks from TV series like Schitt’s Creek, Homeland, and Fleabag. She occasionally runs three miles, but only so she can have more gin and steak.

Melanie is the author of the CLOVERLEIGH FARMS series, the ONE & ONLY series, AFTER WE FALL series, the HAPPY CRAZY LOVE series, the FRENCHED series, and the sexy historical SPEAK EASY duet, set in the 1920s. She lifts her glass to romance readers and writers from her home near Detroit, MI, where she lives with her husband, two daughters, and pet rabbit.

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Sunny Shelly Review: My Saving Grace, by Melanie Moreland

A fun and emotional opposites attract office romance that will speak to your heart.

Meet the next generation of BAM

“This standalone is the first of a new generation that is everything I loved about The Contract blown up. The scorching heat, the hurt and anger, the broken grumbly hero with the huge heart he knows nothing about. A top 2021 read for me, My Saving Grace had it all and I can’t wait for more of the ABC Corp!”

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Title: My Saving Grace

Series: Vested Interest: ABC Corp #1

Author: Melanie Moreland

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: February 25, 2021

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Grace VanRyan has her life mapped out.

Law school, a career with ABC, and a bright future ahead of her.

Until Jaxson Richards steps into the picture. He’s everything she hasn’t planned for.

Older, sexy, off-limits.

And her new boss.

When the passion between them explodes, will her life blow up along with it?

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: 4 Stars

My Saving Grace is the first book in a new spinoff series, and a connector between Melanie Moreland’s ABC Corp and Vested Interest series. It is a standalone, and I enjoyed it, but I think i would have been more into it had I read the other books. Still… it’s hot and sexy, and Grace and Jaxson are full of sizzling chemistry.

Grace is fresh out of law school and interning at a prestigious firm. She has her career plans mapped out in front of her, but meeting her sexy boss, Jaxson, throws her for a loop. There’s an immediate attraction between them, despite their age difference. Since she’s only planning to work there for a year, and Jaxson doesn’t believe in forevers, a flirty, secret, after-dark romance works well for both of them. Until it doesn’t any more. Will one of them walk away? Is there a chance of forever?

Jaxson is the typical alpha boss. Protective, dominant… but with a soft spot buried deep inside for the woman who has brought him to his knees. When things between them implode, he knows how to grovel to make things right, and he is actually very sweet once he lets his guard down and lets Grace in.

While I found this story to be all sorts of sexy and steamy, I think I would have loved it even more had I read the previous books first. From other reviews I’ve read, it seems there are a lot of parallels to Grace’s parents’ book. So maybe that is the difference in this being a 4 star versus a 5 star read. But I’m intrigued enough to want to see more from this series!

I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.
 
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New York Times/USA Today bestselling author Melanie Moreland, lives a happy and content life in a quiet area of Ontario with her beloved husband of thirty-plus years and their rescue cat, Amber. Nothing means more to her than her friends and family, and she cherishes every moment spent with them. 

While seriously addicted to coffee, and highly challenged with all things computer-related and technical, she relishes baking, cooking, and trying new recipes for people to sample. She loves to throw dinner parties, and also enjoys traveling, here and abroad, but finds coming home is always the best part of any trip. 

Melanie loves stories, especially paired with a good wine, and enjoys skydiving (free falling over a fleck of dust) extreme snowboarding (falling down stairs) and piloting her own helicopter (tripping over her own feet.) She’s learned happily ever afters, even bumpy ones, are all in how you tell the story.

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: Hawk, by Kat Savage

Release Date: February 23
What’s in this story?
> A Bad Boy Tattoo Shop Owner
> A Strong Single Mom
> Deliciously Hot Steam
> All The Swoon
> Heart Melting Moments

Hawk Tanner is not a man of many words—especially if you’re a silly girl getting a silly tattoo in his shop. The owner of Bird’s Eye Tattoo Studio doesn’t want you to tip him with your phone number or flirty glances. He’s tired of all the wrong women wanting him for all the wrong reasons.

Drew Ashby has no time—for anything. As a recently-divorced single mother, her focus is on finding a job, caring for her daughter, and rebuilding some semblance of a life after hers was wrecked.

When Drew lands a job at Bird’s Eye, sparks don’t immediately fly. She can’t deny the fact that her boss is a delicious specimen of a man. His tattoo-covered skin might even drive her wild, but his brooding presence and set jaw make him hard to read.

That is, until he drops the bad boy persona and starts making moves on her—kind and caring gestures she doesn’t expect.

Things turn hot, and just when Drew thinks everything is finally going right, life does what it does best: It throws her a curveball from her past.

Bird’s Eye might not be the family Drew envisioned for herself, but ideals can change in a heartbeat. There’s no doubt Hawk is the man she wants, but can he step up and be the man she needs?

 
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Sunny Shelly’s Review: 4 Stars

Hawk is the first book I’ve read by Kat Savage and I am here for this series! I adored this grumpy, tattooed beast of a man and the single mom and little girl who stole his heart.

Single mom Drew is starting over after her divorce in a new city when she takes a job as a receptionist at a tattoo shop. She never expects that the grumpy, tattooed Jesus who owns the place would be her soulmate. Once Hawk lets Drew in, he becomes a big old softy where she and her daughter Ava are concerned. And Hawk proves to be a better father to Ava and partner to Drew than her slimy lawyer ex ever was.

My only complaint is that I felt like I wanted more as far as Hawk’s reasons for being grumpy/cold hearted. He’s been used in the past, I get it, but I wish there was more time spent with his backstory. And Drew… I loved everything about her finding a family in the ragtag crew at Bird’s Eye. I binged this book in a day, totally shipping psycho and his straightjacket!

I cannot wait for the rest of this series!

I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.

Meet Kat Savage

Kat Savage resides in Louisville, Kentucky with her three beautiful children, her hunky spouse, and two spoiled dogs. She secretly has hope of getting chickens one day. 
 
By day, she’s an office manager, pushing paperwork and daydreaming. When she’s not at her nine-to-five, she’s writing. Or thinking about writing. Or preparing books and book stuff. Or quite possibly, designing stuff for other people’s books. 
 
She was driven to writing out of a need to distraction and self-preservation after the death of her sister in 2013. Since then, it’s snowballed into a full blown passion she can’t escape. Even on the toughest days, she wouldn’t want to.
 
She writes poetry packed with real, raw, and sometimes ugly truths. She won’t lie. Her goal is to make you ache, in that perfect delicious way we often secretly crave.
 
Shortly after putting her poetry and prose out into the world, she turned to novel writing. Savage is a natural storyteller, getting better with each book. She tries to give the characters in her novels depth, whether they’re serious or comical, she builds them in layers with the hope that you see a little of yourself in some of them.

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: My One Week Husband, by Lauren Blakeley

 

MY ONE WEEK HUSBAND by Lauren Blakely
Release Date: February 15th

 

MY ONE WEEK HUSBAND is NOW AVAILABLE on all platforms!

A week-long trip. A fake marriage. And seven delicious nights with only one bed in the hotel room.

Dive in and lose yourself in this all-new sexy, fake marriage standalone romance filled with emotional twists and turns from #1 New York Times Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely! You’re going to love this charming and broody billionaire Brit and his sexy, vivacious business partner he’s not supposed to fall for! Take a peek at the smoldering excerpt below, and grab your copy of this witty, sinful friends-to-lovers forbidden romance today!

 

Blurb:
A week-long trip. A fake marriage. And seven delicious nights with only one bed in the hotel room.
He’s my business partner, my good friend, and the man I’ve craved for years.
But I’ve resisted the sexy Brit, and I plan to keep up my walls because I’ve been there, done that, and I know how much it hurts when you let someone into your heart.
Then an opportunity comes along for us to snag the business deal of a lifetime.
The catch?
We need to pretend we’re married to pull off this high-stakes deal.
So the clever, charming man with secrets a mile deep becomes my temporary husband, as we travel around Europe. Soon, we fall into bed, tangled together like newlyweds who can’t keep their hands off each other.
One week to explore our fantasies, then we return to who we were.
But when I learn the dark secrets he’s been keeping, I doubt we can go back.
Because they change everything.

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Excerpt:
“Are you a doctor?” she counters, but she lets me inspect her injury.

“I’m the doctor in the room,” I tease.

I ask where it hurts, and she points to her wrist, frowning. I run a thumb gently along that tender spot, that tantalizing place that can drive a woman wild.

If you touch her just right.

Which it seems I am doing, since Scarlett’s breath hitches.

“Daniel,” she whispers, her voice perhaps betraying her. “I’m fine. I swear I’m fine.”

I tuck my finger under her chin, lift it, and meet her gaze. “Are you sure?”

She nods, her eyes a little glossy. “I swear I am.”

“Let’s be certain.”

I lift her wrist to my face, my eyes on hers. Waiting for a sign. Waiting for more.

“Yes, please.”

So I bring her wrist to my lips and press a kiss to my business partner’s skin.

She lets out a low moan.

A groan works its way up my chest, and I swallow it down as I dust my lips over her pulse point.

I close my eyes, inhaling her, savoring the scent of her skin, of her lotion, of her Scarlett-ness.

I should move away. But she’s right here.

Images of last night’s fantasies flicker before me, along with the moment just now in front of the mirror, and how she looked at the reflection of her and me.

I open my eyes.

She nibbles on the corner of her lips, gazing down a me as I look up at her.

Is she thinking the same thing I am?

One kiss.

One taste.

That’s all.

I tamp down the groan in my throat as I breathe in.

Then, I take the next step.

I stand, gently take her uninjured hand, and carefully tug her up.

I reach toward her hair, tucking an errant strand behind her ear, testing to see if she’ll make that sound again.

That gasp. That hitch of her breath.

She does. It’s sensual and erotic, and it goes straight to my cock.

I do the one thing I’ve thought about doing for the last few years. The thing I’ve prided myself on resisting. I move closer, lean in, and press a kiss to her cheek.

It’s the same type of kiss I’ve given her every time we greet each other. But this time, I linger. I don’t back away. I simply brush my lips across her cheek and whisper, “All better now?”

 

Sunny Shelly’s Review: 4 Stars

I enjoyed this book, but I didn’t find it to be the laugh-out-loud romcom that I’ve come to expect from Lauren Blakeley. But Scarlett and Daniel’s fake marriage-turned-HEA was quite an adventure.

Scarlett and Daniel are business partners, and there’s been a simmering attraction to one another ever since they met. It’s not like they are hiding their mutual attraction, but since neither one wants a relationship, they figure it’s not worth risking their partnership for a casual fling. But that all changes when they are in France working on a business deal and pose as a married couple. They agree to pretend they are newlyweds for a week while scouting out hotel properties, give in to their sexual attraction, and then return home and go back to the way things have always been.

Except that’s not what happens. The more they get to know each other on a personal level, the more they find that there’s even more to like. Daniel has a lot of walls up around himself, and Scarlet is patient and understanding every step of the way. They’ve both experienced heartbreak, but are they willing to take the risk to be more than business partners with each other?

I really liked the openness and honesty between Daniel and Scarlett as they laid out their secrets and desires to one another. They connected on a deeper level than just giving in to the sexual tension between them, which I really liked. There is lots of dirty talk in this book — I kind of feel like that was more than usual from LB! And this book is set in France, giving it a beautiful backdrop and that vacation-fling vibe. But somewhere in the last 25% of the book, I felt like the initial sizzle between Daniel and Scarlett kind of petered out. I’m not sure why that happened, but I just felt like something had shifted and there was less focus on them as a couple at that point.

Overall, this book was a wildly sexy fake relationship story with a touch of instalove. I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.

 

 

 

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: My Beautiful Neighbor, by Piper Rayne

Release Date: February 23

Who’s the mystery woman who just walked into my brewery?

I’m not the only one from my Alaskan small town asking themselves that question. But I’m positive, I’m the only one in Sunrise Bay undressing the pretty blonde in my head. Everything about her, from her make-up to her high heels says she’s a fish out of water.

Whispers and speculations run rampant until the secret of who she is gets uncovered. Then the rumor mill goes into overdrive when she announces she’s staying to open a bookstore in the building next to mine—throwing a big wrench into my plans to buy that empty building.

I quickly find myself in a tug-of-war since my business partner/brother is upset she’s ruined the opportunity to expand our business. I try to keep my distance, but I’ve got one sister with a gossip column on the local radio station and two meddling grandmas setting me up as a tour director.

And now I kind of like the idea of our new neighbor staying. But small-town life isn’t for the weak—time will tell if she has what it takes to be one of us. 
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Sunny Shelly’s Review: 4 Stars

Piper Rayne kicks off a new family series with My Beautiful Neighbor. Bar owner Cade is inexplicably drawn to Presley, the new girl in town. She’s arrived to settle a family matter, and ends up taking over the space next door to the bar, where Cade and his brother hoped to expand their business. He should see Presley as a rival, but all he sees is the pretty new girl he wants to get to know better.

There’s much more to the story, of course, because Cade and Presley start a no-strings fling and soon both catch feelings. She wasn’t looking for a relationship — she’s setting up a new business, dealing with a family issue and completely uprooted her life as a result. And Cade is kind of a commitaphobe who is afraid to get attached to people and be left behind, a scar he carries from his mom’s death when he was a kid. But the friends with benefits relationship they embark on soon turns more serious than either of them expect — but will Cade let his fears cause him to make a mistake he’ll always regret?

There’s a nice story arc with Cade and Presley’s relationship, and I loved the scene where she stands up for herself after he ghosts her! She was not about to let him walk all over her! There’s great growth on Cade’s side as he comes to terms with how he’s treated her and he grapples to deal with his demons.

The constant clarification of who is a stepbrother or stepsister kind of irked me after a while. It’s clear that this is a big blended family, and we are supposed to believe that they get along well, for the most part. I found the constant “step” annoying after a while, and didn’t think that it was necessary to draw attention to that as often as it was.

If you read the Bailey series, you know all about that family’s G’ma Dori and how she played matchmaker for her grandkids. Now Dori is giving her pal Ethel a hand in marrying off Ethel’s group of 10 blended grandkids. These two ladies and their friends at the retirement village are a hoot! That charades game that Cade and Presley get sucked into was hysterical! There are a few cameos by some of the Bailey kids, which was a nice wink for readers that know that series, but the Greenes are a group all of their own. I can’t wait to see what comes next in this series… especially Adam’s estranged wife having amnesia?? Holy moly! There is a free prequel novella setting up this series about how Hank and Marla got together, which is definitely worth checking out for the backstory.

I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.

Meet Piper Rayne

 
Piper Rayne, or Piper and Rayne, whichever you prefer because we’re not one author, we’re two. Yep, you get two USA Today Bestselling authors for the price of one. 
 
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Sunny Shelly’s Review: Return To Us, by Corinne Michaels

 

From New York Times Bestselling author Corinne Michaels comes a new second chance standalone love story.

At eighteen, I walked away from Willow Creek Valley for good.

I was young, scared, and stupid, and it cost me the love of my life—Grayson Parkerson.

Fourteen years later, a crash sends me back home to recover.

Back to where we met, fell in love, and planned a future.

The one he’s now living as a single dad to his daughter.

Working at The Park Inn together gives us a chance to reconnect, and seeing him with his little girl makes me long for the days when he was mine. One look in his gorgeous blue-green eyes, and it’s like I never left. One kiss, and my world is upside down. One night together, and I know without a doubt, in his arms is where I belong.

I’m not the girl I was—intimidated by his wealthy family and desperate to escape our small town. I can imagine a new life for us here.

But he’s learned to guard his heart, and trust won’t come easily.

How can I convince him to give first love a second chance?

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: 5 Stars

Ah! Return To Us ticked all the boxes for a perfect second-chance romance. Grayson is a broody, sullen, single dad, still nursing a heartbreak from 14 years earlier. Jess never really wanted to let him go, and after a near-death experience, she finds herself back in the small town she left behind, facing the ghosts of her past. Namely, Grayson.

There is a lot of hurt between Gray and Jess, and it’s a rough go before they really get to a place where they can be friends again. But I loved how much these two loved one another. They are on fire when they are in the same room together, and I adored how easily Jess slipped into their family, and how she got along with little Amelia.

But despite their love, there’s always this feeling of waiting for the other shoe to drop. Jess only planned to stay long enough to heal after a plane crash. But is reuniting with her first love enough to make her want to stick around? Meanwhile, being left behind is one of Gray’s biggest insecurities… When their relationship reaches a point of Jess being able to physically leave, will Gray leave her before she is able to leave him again?

I loved the link to Sugarloaf and Corinne’s Arrowood Brother series — Jacob was in the plane crash with Jess in Stay For Me, and Gray’s brother, Oliver, had previously dated Devney in the beginning of Fight For Me. There’s a great scene at the end of Return to Us where Jess and Gray have a meeting with Jacob and Brenna regarding Gray’s plan to get out from under his father’s thumb, and I can’t wait to see where the rest of this series goes!!!

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Meet Corinne

Corinne Michaels is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of romance novels. Her stories are chock full of emotion, humor, and unrelenting love, and she enjoys putting her characters through intense heartbreak before finding a way to heal them through their struggles.

Corinne is a former Navy wife and happily married to the man of her dreams. She began her writing career after spending months away from her husband while he was deployed–reading and writing were her escapes from the loneliness. Corinne now lives in Virginia with her husband and is the emotional, witty, sarcastic, and fun-loving mom of two beautiful children.

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: Hold The Forevers, KA Linde

Release Date: February 23

A new angsty stand alone love triangle romance from USA Todaybestselling author K.A. Linde that will keep you guessing which man is her groom and which one objects…

I’m in love with two men.

But I can only marry one.

And today is my wedding day.

The bridesmaids button my wedding dress. They titter excitedly as the music begins. My groom is waiting for me. I walk down the aisle prepared to say I do. All according to plan.

Except for the shout from the back of the room, “I object!”

I should have known it couldn’t be that easy. After fourteen years of push and pull, neither of them is going to let me go. 

 

We’re a trio that should have never been. 

 

Me and Cole and Ash. 

 

One that I’m to marry and one that I’m to leave behind.

Now, once and for all, I have to choose: my groom or the man objecting?

But until then…hold the forevers.

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: 5 Stars

I went into Hold The Forevers knowing that it was going to be angsty. I mean, it’s a love triangle where the blurb says that her wedding is interrupted by the other guy. But I had no idea just how angsty this was going to be! Lila, Ash and Cole’s story is an unending tennis match, an emotional rollercoaster of epic proportions.

This book is told all through Lila’s POV, spanning 12 years as she dates Ash in high school, Cole in college, and then flip-flops between them both as a young adult in her 20s and 30s. The timeline is kind of all over the place as each layer of this triangle is peeled back like an onion; chapters go back and forth in time as we learn about her relationships with both guys. I found myself constantly having to flip back a chapter or two to get the years lined up, but I understand how that choice worked for KA Linde in telling this whopper of a story. There is cheating, there is fighting, there is a lot of hurt feelings and broken hearts in Hold The Forevers, but I devoured it in a day.

Honestly, I started off not sure which guy I should be rooting for, but it became clear to me which one really knew her better. And there’s an event that is eventually detailed, and that just made me mistrust one of the two men and eventually shipping the competition.

I didn’t find Lila to be a doormat when it comes to the guys; I was all in on her just being totally confused and in love with them both. Cole and Ash were both jealous asshats at times, and constantly in a pissing match against each other. But Lila always keeps coming back to one of them…

Once Lila makes her final choice, I felt like the story just ended abruptly. I was glad to see that there was a bonus epilogue and immediately downloaded it to read. I loved that conclusion, that closure, and seeing how happy and carefree Future Lila is with the guy she ultimately chooses.

This story is a doozy, but if you don’t mind angst and love triangles, then prepare yourself to get sucked in!

I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.

Meet K.A. Linde
K.A. Linde is the USA Today bestselling author of the Avoiding Series, Wrights, and more than thirty other novels. 
 
She has a Masters degree in political science from the University of Georgia, was the head campaign worker for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and served as the head coach of the Duke University dance team. 
 
She loves reading fantasy novels, binge-watching Supernatural, traveling, and dancing in her spare time.
She currently lives in Lubbock, Texas, with her husband and two super-adorable puppies.
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Sunny Shelly’s Review: Michigan For The Winter, by Rebecca Sharp

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Ryan Finan needed a change of scene.

No more warmth. No more wooing. No more women.

Needing to get over what the last woman did to him, he’s fled to Michigan for the winter.

A secluded cabin, a wood stove, a bottle of scotch, and guaranteed solitude are all he needs… until Winna Madden recklessly collides into his path—and other parts of him. With her fresh beauty, captivating awkwardness, and far too much talk of freshly jerked meat, Ryan struggles to give his temporary neighbor a necessary cold shoulder.

Having lived in this neck of the woods all her life, Winna knows the gorgeous recluse isn’t prepared for a Michigan winter—nor for the kinds of harsh truths it brings. She’s determined to be a good neighbor—no matter how much he grouses.

As temperatures plunge, their walls tumble down faster than the snow. Soon, the only thing left is a wild desire burning between them.

But Ryan’s stay always had an expiration date. When it arrives, will he walk away? Or will the warmth he found with Winna tempt him to stay?

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: 3 Stars

Michigan For The Winter is the latest addition to Rebecca Sharp’s Country Love Collection of books. It was a cute, quirky and entertaining neighbors romance between Ryan — who escapes his latest relationship by hiding out in snowy Michigan of all places — and the local sweetheart, Winna. He is all kinds of broody, she is all kinds of fiery, independent sunshine. Albeit a bit awkward. There is an instant attraction and instalove between Ryan and Winna, despite them knowing that their relationship has an expiration date when he leaves at the end of the month.

I found this book to be well written, but it was just lacking that page-turner quality for me that makes the difference between 3 and 4 stars. It was just missing something for me; I liked it but didn’t love it. Ryan ticks all the boxes for a broody hero, and Winna is a great independent, strong, take-no-BS heroine. If you want an easy read, low-angst, opposites-attract romcom, then Michigan For The Winter is going to be right up your alley.

I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Rebecca Sharp, while using a pen name, is actually a doctor living in Pennsylvania with her husband – the love of her life.

She enjoys working in her practice with her father as well as letting her creativity run free as an author. Growing up she’s always loved a good love story and finally decided to give writing one of her own a go.

After graduating with her doctoral degree, she now enjoys spending that thing called free time traveling with her husband, cooking, and knitting.

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