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Sunny Shelly’s Review: Hard To Hold, by K. Bromberg

Rush McKenzie is a bad boy soccer player who’s running from a scandal. Lennox Kincade is an ex-beauty queen who’s trying to revamp her reputation.

What starts as a bit of fun, ends with something they never saw coming.

Hard to Hold by K. Bromberg is now live!

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and a new hero to steal your heart . . .
The contract with Major League Soccer was supposed to help repair my damaged reputation.

Then I discovered that I’d made a deal with the devil: the player I’m supposed to recruit is none
other than the bad boy, star Premier League footballer, Rush McKenzie.

British. Tattooed. Sexy. A man currently at the center of a huge scandal.

The goal? To convince him to stay in the States.

But what’s wrong with a little fun in the meantime? No strings. No sweet nothings. Just a way
to pass the time while we’re both struggling to prove our true selves to the world.
If someone found out our relationship was anything more than professional, it would only serve
to prove all our critics right.

***
I never should have agreed to take the fall.

But I did and I’m a man of my word.

Even if it means risking everything I’ve worked for.

The only bright side is Lennox Kincade.

Gorgeous. Defiant. Rumor-tainted. Totally off-limits.

Sharing a house with the gorgeous sports agent should have been a fun distraction from the
turmoil. Someone to help pass the time while the tensions back home die down.

But what started as nothing, ends up as something I never saw coming.

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: 4 Stars

Hard To Hold is the second book in K. Bromberg’s Play Hard series about a family of female sports managers. It took me a while to really get into Lennox and Rush’s story, but once I got into the meat of the story, it was incredible. Hard to Hold tackles so many themes: sexism in the workplace, family loyalty, celebrity scandal, ruined reputations, and falling in love with someone at the wrong time.

Rush is trying to lay low after a career-threatening scandal, while Lennox is feeling unsettled in her place in the family business. They meet at a mutual friend’s house, where they are both staying and Lennox’s new job is to essentially babysit the British soccer superstar while he’s playing in the States. She brings out the sensitive side that the cocky athlete has been hiding from the world, and he grounds her wanderlust. But outside of their bubble and a fling with an expiration date, will they be able to make things work in the real world?

I loved Rush’s backstory. I love seeing a hero with that kind of vulnerability, and how when push comes to shove, Lennox is the person who stands up and fights for the guy who has always felt like that homeless and hungry teenager even though he’s become one of the most successful soccer stars.

Just because a love may be hard to hold on to doesn’t mean it’s not worth fighting for.

I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.

Meet Kristy


New York Times Bestselling author K. Bromberg writes contemporary romance novels that contain a mixture of sweet, emotional, a whole lot of sexy, and a little bit of real. She likes to write strong heroines and damaged heroes who we love to hate but can’t help to love.

A mom of three, she plots her novels in between school runs and soccer practices, more often than not with her laptop in tow and her mind scattered in too many different directions.

Since publishing her first book on a whim in 2013, Kristy has sold over one and a half million copies of her books across eighteen different countries and has landed on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers lists over thirty times. Her Driven trilogy (Driven, Fueled, and Crashed) is currently being adapted for film by the streaming platform, Passionflix, with the first movie (Driven) out now.

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: The Do-Over by Piper Rayne

Release Date: December 1

She was always the one.

Or so I thought.

Turns out my instincts were dead wrong.

 

Years ago I was faced with the choice between two women. Both were perfect in opposite ways. One was carefree and against commitment. The other was a woman you’d bring home to mom. 

 

I was young, naïve and stupid. I’m sure you can guess who I chose. 

 

Now, I’m older, wiser and know what the hell I want. 

 

So, when the same two women pop back into my life it’s my chance for a do-over. But they flipped the script. Just like me, they want different things now. Leaving me with one choice—convince the woman I want that she wants me too. 

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: 5 Stars

Ooooh boy, this one was a doozy! From start to finish, Knox’s story was ah-may-zing. The Do-Over is all about how one decision, one choice, can change the trajectory of your life. When faced with the chance to do it all over again, would you make the same choices? This love triangle between Knox, Leilani and Kamea was a brilliant, unexpected twist on the second-chance romance trope.

I loved getting to know Knox and finding out what makes the Rooftop Crew police officer tick. We have seen him and Leilani in some of the previous books, and saw glimpses of how dysfunctional their relationship is. So I was excited to really get into the nitty gritty of it, and Piper Rayne did not disappoint with The Do-Over! When push comes to shove, will Knox be able to convince the woman he loves that he’s making the right choice?

And that ending! OMG! I need Jax and Frankie’s story ASAP! I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: Charming Co-Worker, by Jeannine Colette & Lauren Runow

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I’ve been starry-eyed for my handsome boss since the day I started working for him at Empire Media. Problem is, he doesn’t see me as anything more than his sweet assistant.

I need help becoming a vixen. I need someone to teach me how to be sensual, how to be desired, and how to get the man I’ve pined over for the last two years. So, I enlist the help of my co-worker.

My very sexy, very charming co-worker, Hunter Johnstone.

Hunter loves the thrill of the chase. He’s spontaneous, honest, and just the man I need for a lesson in passion. When he suggests we start a fake relationship, I think he’s crazy, but who am I to question his jealousy-inducing ways?

His little trick works—maybe too well. The line between friends and lovers is blurred, but maybe that’s because it was never really there. And just as I’m about to start seeing clearly, my Christmas wish comes true.

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: 4 Stars

The co-worker she thought she wanted turns out to not be the one she ends up falling head over heels for in this charming book by Jeannine Colette and Lauren Runow. Charming Co-Worker is the 2nd book in their zodiac series, and is an absolutely delightful holiday romance about a Sagittarius hero.

Desperate to sex herself up in order to catch her boss’ eye, Katie asks her colleague, Hunter, for some sexy lessons. Hunter is a player, but he and Katie are friends and she’s sure he’s the perfect guy to assist her with her mission. It’s not long before Katie discovers that Hunter is her perfect match. This story is swoony and sweet, set at Christmastime with lots of holiday puns, witty banter and the Christmas spirit.

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: Carry Me Through, by Brooke McBride

Carry Me Through by Brooke McBride
 
 
Series: The Carried; Book 1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
 
Who hits on someone in the chemo room? Me, apparently. But, this was a first even for me. I don’t fall in love. I don’t pine over women. I planned on going to the grave a proud bachelor.
 
Until Lin…
 
She should have come with a warning label. She was feisty, distant and secretive. Too gorgeous by any standards. Too headstrong for my taste. Too much like me.
 
I ignored the warning signs and dove in headfirst. but despite our love, she was holding back. She had a secret that could be the end of her. And us.
 
I promised I would be there for her. Little did I know, life would hold me to that. 
 
Would the love I have for her be enough to carry me through?

Sunny Shelly’s Review: 5 Stars

I am so glad I read this book! I can’t believe Brooke McBride is a relatively new author. Not only was this story fantastic, the characters were wonderfully developed, the story was plotted beautifully, flowed at exactly the right pace and there is not a single thing I would change about it. Carry Me Through is not your typical romance. It’s not just a story about a guy who meets a girl who is dying of cancer. It’s an amazing story about loving with all your heart, of letting go even when you want to hold on tightly, and finding the strength to be selfless when every fiber of your body is shouting to be selfish. And that special, pure, life-altering kind of love that will carry you through even the darkest of days.

Lin and Colt’s story is one that I won’t soon forget. I practically read the entire thing — 55 of the 60 chapters — during this covid Thanksgiving when I had extra time on my hands. I could not put it down. Literally, I was reading it on my Kindle app while cooking Thanksgiving dinner for my family. Carry Me Through is a remarkable story. Caitlin may not have been Colt’s forever, but he was hers for the short time they had together.

I was not prepared for how much I would love this story, how much I would sob over Lin and Colt… but I am so glad I took a chance on reading it!

I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: Say Hello, Kiss Goodbye, by Jacqueline Middleton

 From the award-winning author of UNTIL THE LAST STAR FADES,

comes a sexy story of love, second chances, gratitude, and finding beauty in the broken and the forgotten.

Will her fling become his forever?

Leia Scott has sworn off love. Fresh from a messy, public divorce from her hockey player ex, the twenty-six-year-old fashion designer temporarily trades New York for London to heal and embrace her freedom. Her vow? To protect her heart, steer clear of relationships, and say yes to flings without strings. She throws herself into designing upcycled dresses and exploring London with her sister. But Leia’s carefully curated plan encounters a flirty complication with an irresistible British accent. 

Wealthy, charming, and devastatingly attractive, Tarquin Balfour is tired of meaningless hookups and dates that go nowhere. For years, he has played the bon viveur with reckless abandon, throwing decadent parties, sleeping with a parade of women, and diving into extreme sports around the globe. But now the young property developer wants more. He craves love and commitment, to prove his kind heart matters more than the abundance of zeroes attached to his bank balance. Struggling with undiagnosed depression, Tarquin worries he’ll never find The One…until he meets his princess, a fashion designer named Leia.

Afraid of falling in love and fearful of being alone, Leia and Tarquin enter into an entanglement that threatens to hurt them both.

Sunny Shelly’s Review: 3.5 Stars

Say Hello, Kiss Goodbye was an enjoyable fling-to-forever romance. Leia is just visiting London when she meets Tarquin at Ikea and they form an instant connection. The chemistry between them sizzles, but she isn’t planning on staying in England and, recently divorced, isn’t looking for a relationship. Meanwhile, he’s pretty much decided that she is the one.

When Leia eventually returns to NYC, she and Tarquin do the long-distance relationship. There are a lot of ups and downs as they attempt to figure things out. She’s just looking for a Mr. Right Now, but Tarquin is sure she’s his Mrs. Right. As time goes on, Leia discovers that Mr. Right Now might be the guy for her after all. There’s also a nicely developed subplot with Tarquin’s mental health and Leia’s own depression and mental health issues, which I thought was handled delicately.

Jacquelyn Middleton is a new-to-me author, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I enjoyed the story and thought that Say Hello, Kiss Goodbye was well written, but parts of the story dragged for me. I also thought that there were a lot of secondary characters. This book is part of a series, and is an interconnected story. There were some parts where past books were referenced and I would have liked to have had more background. For fans of Jacqueline Middleton, I’m sure it’s great since there are lots of cameos from other characters, but I felt a little lost in some places.

I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.

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Meet Jacquelyn

Jacquelyn Middleton is an award-winning author of love stories for hopeful romantics–‘hopeful’ because her novels are always full of optimism and a ‘happy ever after’ is important now more than ever before. But life is messy, relationships are messy, and her books aren’t afraid to go there, too. If you enjoy character and relationship-driven stories about people dealing with the triumphs and disasters we all face, Jacquelyn’s books are for you.

In 2019, she was named BEST CANADIAN AUTHOR at the RWA’s Toronto Romance Writers ‘Northern Hearts’ Awards for UNTIL THE LAST STAR FADES. She is also the author of LONDON BELONGS TO ME, LONDON, CAN YOU WAIT? and SAY HELLO, KISS GOODBYE.

An own voices author, Jacquelyn has dealt with anxiety, panic attacks, and depression all her life, and is dedicated to depicting mental health challenges realistically and empathetically in her novels.

Jacquelyn’s books have been featured by The Hollywood Reporter, NBC News, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Daily News, USA Today, Cosmo, Redbook, and the Huffington Post.

She lives in Toronto with her British husband and Japanese Spitz dog.

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: Make Me Yours, by Melanie Harlow

He’s my brother’s best friend.

The hot single dad next door.

And one accidental sext later, my massive crush on him is no longer a secret.

Make Me Yours, an all-new rom com that is all too sexy from USA Today bestselling author Melanie Harlow is available now!

He’s my brother’s best friend.

The hot single dad next door.

And one accidental sext later, my massive crush on him is no longer a secret.

It’s my own damn fault. I’m thirty years old, for heaven’s sake. I’m a kindergarten teacher and a (reasonably) responsible adult. I should know better than to get tipsy and draft a fake text listing all the dirty things I wish Officer Cole Mitchell would do to me.

I wasn’t supposed to hit send.

He wasn’t supposed to see it.

And he definitely wasn’t supposed to text back telling me to go on . . .

Because after that, things escalate quickly.

Cole is everything I’ve ever wanted. He’s sexy and protective. A devoted father to his little girl. A dedicated cop the whole town adores. The kind of guy you can trust to keep his hands to himself, even when you’re desperately hoping he won’t.

I’m not the girl he thought he’d end up with, but after all this time, I might finally get the chance to say the words I’ve always dreamed of . . . make me yours.

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: 5 Stars

Return to Bellamy Creek with the ultimate feel-good small town romance! Make Me Yours has it all: a hot widowed single dad, the best friend’s little sister who has been in love with him since she was 12, an adorable little girl, a pair of meddling moms, and all kinds of heartbreaking moments and equally swoony ones.

We first met Cole and Cheyenne in Griffin and Blair’s book — she’s Griff’s little sister and Cole is his best friend who grew up next door. Cole has been living with his mom for 9 years, ever since his late wife died during childbirth, and Cheyenne recently moved home to take a teaching job at the local school. The close proximity definitely plays a part in Cole suddenly noticing Cheyenne in ways that he hadn’t before — and WOW, that opening chapter really lays it all out there and sets up the complicated relationship!

An accidental sext is what finally pushes Cole to act on what he’s been feeling from Cheyenne — but before they can move things into real life, Cole and Cheyenne put on the brakes when they realize that they are not on the same page. She is looking for forever, and he’s too hung up on his vow to Mariah to never get married again to really move forward with another woman. My heart broke for Cheyenne when she walked away from what she’s wanted since she was 12, but she was so amazingly strong and I was so glad that she didn’t let Cole walk all over her feelings and stood up for what she really wanted.

Eventually, Cole gets himself on the same page, and he and Cheyenne make things official. But it’s still not all rainbows and unicorns for the couple since the grief and feelings Cole stuffed deep inside after his wife passed come roaring to the surface in a big way. Will Cole get over his fear of losing someone he loves yet again, or is being happy with Cheyenne for however long he will have it be worth the risk?

Cole and Cheyenne’s story is set around Blair and Griffin’s wedding at Cloverleigh Farms — so not only do we get to see Blair and Griffin get married, but there are some cameos made by Frannie, April, Tyler and Mack from Melanie Harlow’s Cloverleigh series. MH also did a great job of sparking my interest in Enzo and Bianca, so I really, really hope that theirs is an enemies-to-lovers story coming next in the Bellamy Creek series! I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.

Excerpt

Darlene spoke up. “My mother passed them down to me, and I want to make sure they’re in good condition so I can leave them to Cheyenne when she gets married.” Then she crossed herself and closed her eyes, her lips moving in a quick, silent prayer.

 Cheyenne ignored her mother and addressed Mariah again. “My brother and I always had to wash and dry the wedding china on holidays before we went to bed. It took forever.”

“I’d stay and help you, sis, but I have to get Blair home. Sorry.” Griffin gave her a grin that said he wasn’t the least bit sorry, and Cheyenne stuck her tongue out at him. 

“Cole, why don’t you stay and give Cheyenne a hand?” My mother suggested, wrapping her scarf around her neck. 

“That’s a great idea,” Darlene said brightly. Then she sort of bent over and rubbed one hip, her expression agonized. “I’d help her myself but I’ve been on my feet a lot today and the doctor said that isn’t good for my joints.”

“You should just get to bed, Darlene,”my mother said, shepherding Mariah toward the front door. “Cole will be more than happy to stay and help Cheyenne.”

“Oh, that’s okay.” Cheyenne smiled at me and shook her head. “I can handle them.”

But Darlene beamed at me, reaching over and snatching my coat out of my hands. “That’s so nice of you, Cole. I’ll just hang this in the front closet.” Before she left the room, she and my mother exchanged a look that had me wondering if the whole helping-with-the-dishes thing had been a set-up. 

Either way, ten minutes later Cheyenne and I were pushing up our sleeves in the kitchen, the house dark and silent except for the running faucet and the hum of the dishwasher. 

“I’ll wash, you dry?” she asked, adding dish soap to the side of the sink she’d plugged and lined with a towel. 

“Sure.”

She took a plate from the stack to her left and placed it in the warm soapy water. “Oh! I almost forgot.” Slipping her rings and bracelets off, she set them on the windowsill above the sink. “So I don’t scratch anything,” she explained. 

“Oh.” I glanced down at my wedding ring. “It’s okay,” she said quickly. “You don’t have to take it off.”

“It’s fine,” I said, working it off my finger and placing it on the sill next to her jewelry. For some reason, I felt compelled to explain why I still wore it all the time. “Mariah once told me she likes when I wear it, so  .  .  .”

“I think it’s nice, ”she said. “I like a guy who wears his ring. It says something about him, you know?”

I nodded, my attraction to her growing even stronger. “Still, we’d better be careful with these dishes.”

“Damn right, we’d better,” she deadpanned. “This is my fucking wedding china, Cole. If we even look at it wrong, I might end up a spinster.” She laughed as she gently scrubbed the plate with a cloth. “My God. Is she not totally ridiculous?”

“She’s pretty bad,” I agreed, taking the plate from her and carefully drying it with the soft clean towel she’d given me. “But mine wasn’t much better tonight. Did you have the feeling something was up between them as we were saying goodnight?”

Yes,” she said. “And it’s probably my fault because I made the mistake of telling my mom you bought me dinner last night. In her mind, I believe we are now betrothed.”

I laughed. “That’s all it takes, huh?”

“Apparently. Tomorrow I’ll be pregnant because we washed dishes together after dark.”

“Wow. Guess I should have worn the rubber gloves.”

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’s Review: In Trouble With Him, by Stacy Travis

In Trouble with Him, a not-to-be-missed, forbidden standalone romance from Stacy Travis is available now!

Falling in love was asking for trouble.

Meeting a hot professor at my best friend’s wedding has hookup written all over it.

Dammit it if he isn’t unexpectedly charming, making me want to abandon one-night stand plans for something more.

But dammit again if he doesn’t run off mid-kiss like a fugitive from Cinderella’s pumpkin coach.

That’s because he’s got a curfew as part of his house arrest for insider trading. Oh well, I’ll never see him again anyway.

Except that he shows up at my office—at my new job where I’ve just been made a law partner.

Turns out, he’s my newest client and he may be guilty of all kinds of things. Would it be a crime if he steals my heart?

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: 5 Stars

Annie has been thinking about Finn, the hot stranger she hooked up with at her friend’s wedding, all weekend. So when she walks into a meeting at her new job on Monday morning and learns that Finn is the professor she’s defending for insider trading, she’s awestruck. Meanwhile, Finn can’t believe that he’s again crossed paths with the fabulous woman he hasn’t been able to stop thinking of while under house arrest. Is it fate? Or is a romantic relationship forbidden as attorney and client?

This story was all kinds of fun. I loved the instant connection between Finn and Annie. I loved how they tried to “get it out of their system” with the in-depth fantasy description that SO didn’t work! I loved how he calmed her down when she began to word vomit, and how she made him realize that a life of data and figures without anyone to share it with was a lonely one. These two had so much heat, and so much passion. He is the ultimate sexy nerd, and Annie is a kick-ass lawyer with a huge heart.

In Trouble With Him is a pretty low-angst story; there is no big drama surrounding Finn and Annie as a couple other than the SEC suit she is representing him in. After that initial wedding hookup, this book turns into a slow-burn romance with lots of date-type client meetings until Finn and Annie finally explode and can’t take the sexual tension that’s brewing between them any longer.

Now I totally wish I’d read the Summer of Him duet (Nikki and Chris’ story), so I need to go back and check those out while I wait for Finn’s sisters to get their series! I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.

Excerpt

“Wow, time flies, huh?” he said.
“Are you having fun?”
He studied me for a moment. Then he was silent again. Of course, he wasn’t having fun. He was facing potential jail time and major fines from the SEC, not to mention he’d been put on leave from the job he loved, and his tenured position was probably in jeopardy. What a stupid thing to ask. “Sorry. I know this can’t be fun for you.”
After looking through the conference room glass for a moment, he nodded. “Actually, it is. But only because I haven’t been able to stop thinking about you since we met, and now that I have the pleasure of your company, it makes me happy,” he said.
“Wait, what?” I felt just as giddy as I had at age fourteen when a boy I’d been crushing on for months asked me if I’d mind paying for his slice of pizza after a high school football game. This was pre-cheerleading, to be clear. After I made the squad, the fourteen-year-olds paid for me. Mostly.
“Was that not clear? I can’t stop thinking about you. I’ve barely thought of anything but you since we met. And given that I’m charged with insider trading and facing jail time, I find that significant.”
“Oh.”
“Oh?”
“I mean, that’s… ordinarily, it’s exactly what a woman wants to hear. But now…”
“Now that you know I’m charged with insider trading?”
“No, now that you’re my client. You insisted on being my client. I gave you an out, and you insisted. So now you get lawyer me, not Saturday night me. That was your choice,” I said. It was my turn to look through the glass because I couldn’t keep gazing at him without repercussions.
“I wasn’t aware you were two different people. For the record, I like both,” he said with a smile.
“You don’t get both. That’s not how this works.” I turned toward my notes, hoping he understood that recess was over.
“I’m the client. Don’t I get to dictate how things work?” he asked.
“No, you get to be the client. You answer my questions, and you behave yourself so I don’t get fired or disbarred. I feel like you weren’t listening when I just explained all that.”
“I was listening. I just chose to ignore it.”
He was frustrating. The fact that he was hot in a nerdy chiseled-jaw professor way was also frustrating. I needed to get control of the situation. Looking at the stacks of books on the conference room shelves, I saw nothing to give me direction as to how to handle the situation.
They should make law books for this. Or self-help books. Any guidance would be welcome.

Meet Stacy

It’s a rough world out there, and we all sometimes need a good, romantic beach read, even if we can’t make it to the beach. I’ve spent many lazy days walking the streets of Paris and other gorgeous European cities, and if I’m doing it right, I’m bringing you a dash of romance and a vacay fantasy.
I can’t sit still, so when I’m not hiking, biking or running, I’m playing a very average game of tennis. Background music for writing undoubtedly features some U2, Lizzo, Billy Joel, Pink, Taylor Swift, and Led Zeppelin. Not necessarily in that order. And if I could only eat one food group, it would be cheese. Or wine. Or bread. Are those food groups? Whatever.

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: Shattered Ice, by Monty Jay

Release Date: November 19

Razor sharp between the pipes, mysterious off the ice, Malakai Petrov is the Chicago Fury’s notorious goalie.

The 6’5 Russian giant is hiding an entire world behind the bars of his mask. He thinks his secrets are buried deep enough so that no one can ever crack the ice guarding his stone heart. Until he meets a certain teammate’s sister who’s got a knack for sticking her nose in places it doesn’t belong.

Charlotte Greene met the man behind the mask years before anyone knew his name. The  punk chick with calloused fingers from the strings of her violin never could shake the memory of him.

 
When unexpected circumstances put them back in each other’s life, she’s set her sights on turning Malakai’s life upside down.

Stealing his dog, leaving her panties on his stairs, batting her silver-eyes, forcing him to question everything he ever knew. These two are skating on thin ice and it won’t be long until it shatters.

 

Ice Hearts is a standalone novel in the Fury Series and deals with sensitive subjects some may find triggering.
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Sunny Shelly’s Review: 5 Stars

Shattered Ice is a remarkable story about a tortured man who just wants to forget his past, and a fiery woman who is petrified that she will one day fail to remember hers, and how she gets him to forgive himself, let himself be loved, and love someone else in return.

Malachai and Charlotte’s story is not an easy one to read. Kai has some major demons that he’s fighting, and it causes him to keep Charlie at arm’s length for a good portion of the book — even though he wants to hold her close. And that scares him like nothing else. She sees deep into his soul, and makes him want things for himself and his life that he’s never wanted before. This “fallen angel” sees himself as nothing short of a monster due to his childhood and the things he was forced to do, but his Moon Eyes only sees the best in the man that she knows, Kai’s tender heart and sweetness that is hiding underneath the mask he presents to the rest of the world.

Despite Charlie’s best efforts to draw Kai out of his shell, he isn’t ready to accept what she is offering to him: her heart. As a result, he doesn’t just break her heart but shatters it completely. Then when a tragic event threatens to rip them apart for good, will Kai realize what he had before it is too late?

This is the first Monty Jay book I’ve read, and I very much enjoyed it. Despite his best attempts to lead a life of solitude, Malachi has a lot of “brothers” in his hockey teammates. I haven’t read any of the other books in this series, and there were many references to things that happened in the previous books that I felt left me a little in the dark. But those were side references, and for the most part, didn’t take away from Kai and Charlie’s story, aside from some references to events in Charlotte’s twin brother Emerson’s life.

I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.

Meet Monty Jay
Monty Jay likes to describe herself as a punk rock kid, with the soul of a gypsy who has a Red Bull addiction. 
 
She writes romance novels about insane artists, feisty females, hockey players, and many more. 
 

 

When she isn’t writing she can be found reading anything Stephen King, getting a tattoo, or eating cold pizza.
 
 
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Sunny Shelly’s Review: In Winters Past, by Taylor Danae Colbert

Release Date: November 20

 

From the time I can remember, it was always the three of us. Me, Tommy, and Shane.

We were young, doing things we shouldn’t have been doing.

They say the water here in Meade Lake freezes four feet deep. 
 
But that winter had been unseasonably warm…

After we lost Tommy, Shane packed up and moved on, leaving me to figure it all out by myself. 
 
To figure out who I was without my two best friends.

But now, Shane is back in Meade Lake. He’s changed, but under that cold, hardened exterior, I can still see a hint of my best friend. 

The boy I once loved.

We’re reliving our glory years, laughing at the memories, sorting through the pain. And each time, he stands a little bit closer, lingers a little bit longer.

But with every touch, I feel that ice-cold barrier form around my heart.

He showed me once that he could walk away and never look back. 
 
I can’t give him that chance again.
 
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Sunny Shelly’s Review: 5 Stars

In Winters Past is a highly emotional, heartfelt romance in the Meade Lake series by Taylor Danae Colbert. Jules and Shane’s story goes back and forth between their present-day reunion after a decade, and flashbacks to the evolution of their friendship as high schoolers, leading up to the tragedy with their third friend, Tommy, that ripped them apart.

The story is an emotional rollercoaster. It is so well-written, and tugged on my heartstrings all along the way. The abandonment that Jules felt when Shane left was heartbreaking, especially since he was her one safe place. Those feeling never went away, and her struggle to protect her heart when Shane returned to town is so well-written. As everything unfolds and the whole story is brought to light and revealed to the reader, I sobbed big ugly tears. There is a lot for Shane and Jules to unpack and work through as they first rebuild their friendship and then a romantic relationship. But it was an incredible story with a heartwarming ending after all of the heartache.

On a broader note, I love how close-knit this group of friends is, how they rally around one another and support each other!

I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.

Meet Taylor Danae Colbert
Taylor has been writing since the tender age of seven, when her mother bought her her first typewriter. 
 
Once she finished her first work, a tall tale about a girl with hair that grew too fast, her father told her she should be published. And so, her lifelong dream of becoming a published writer was born. 
Taylor never thought of herself as a romance writer, but it turns out, she loves love. 
When she’s not chasing her kids, watching Impractical Jokers with her husband, running, or playing around with her two pups, she’s probably under her favorite blanket, either writing a book, or reading one. 
Taylor lives in Maryland, where she was born and raised. 
 
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Sunny Shelly’s Review: Hard Love, by Sara Ney

 
 
 
 
 
Release Date: November 19
 
 

 

“HARD TO LOVE.”

 

Hard head. Bad attitude. Terrible boyfriend. That’s what my exes have said about me—but I wasn’t serious about any of them, so what do I care what rumors they spread? What I need is to be left alone; by the press, by the paparazzi, and by women.

 

Too bad I’m about to be surrounded by them for the weekend. My obnoxious, matchmaking brother is getting married, and he’s doing his damndest find me a wedding date…

 

“HARD TO FIND.”

That’s what they say about good men—they’re hard to find. Not that when I find one, I’ll be the type he’s looking for; too nice, too ordinary, too boring.

 

My cousin is getting married, and her fiancé insists on throwing me at his brother. Cold, uncaring professional football player Tripp Wallace would never look twice at a woman like me. Too bad for both of us, I was wrong…

 

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: 4 Stars

 
Hard Love is another great addition to Sara Ney’s Trophy Boyfriends Series. This time we get Chandler, who is the cousin of Hollis from Hard Fall, and Trace’s brother, Tripp. It is Trace and Hollis’ wedding, and he is determined to play matchmaker for his grumpy brother, Tripp.

Hollis is a great says-it-like-it-is gal. And Tripp is so grumpy, but he becomes a big mush once we really get to know him. Their banter is hilarious on its own, but Tripp’s teenage neighbor Molly seriously steals the show with her snarky comments and witty insight.

This book was a marvelous combination of swoony moments, snark and heat. I enjoy this series quite a lot, and look forward to the next installment! I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.
 
 
 
Meet Sara Ney

 

Sara Ney is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the How to Date a Douchebag series, and is best known for her sexy, laugh-out-loud New Adult romances. 


Among her favorite vices, she includes: iced lattes, historical architecture and well-placed sarcasm. She lives colorfully, collects vintage books, art, loves flea markets, and fancies herself British. 
 
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