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Sunny Shelly’s Review: Stay Tonight by Kaylee Ryan

Title: Stay Tonight
Series: Kincaid Brothers #3
Author: Kaylee Ryan
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 10, 2023
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Sterling
It’s always been her, and I just never realized. Now that I’m looking at her that way, I can’t unsee it… and I don’t want to. Alyssa has been my best friend since kindergarten, and these intense new feelings could cost me our friendship.
She’s the one I share everything with, good or bad. It makes sense to share my life with her. But I can’t risk losing the only woman I’ve ever loved, which will happen if she doesn’t feel the same.
Alyssa is loyal and kind and takes my breath away. I just wish it hadn’t taken me so long to figure out what’s been right in front of me.
Alyssa
Falling for my best friend is easy, but keeping it to myself while figuring out what to do about it is the hard part. Because in a small town, everyone knows everyone… and their business.
Sterling is the perfect guy—handsome, with a heart of gold and a protective streak. I know he’ll do anything for me… except maybe admit he feels the same way I do.
So, I’m stuck in limbo and am in love with my best friend. Just when I work up the nerve to finally tell him how I feel, everything changes with a confession and two words: stay tonight.
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Sunny Shelly’s Review: 5 Stars

I’ve been super excited about Alyssa and Sterling’s story ever since I met them as secondary characters in the other related books in this series. And Kaylee Ryan delivered a great best-friends/friends-to-lovers romance with these two characters in Stay Tonight.

When cousin Ramsey and the Kinkaid sisters-in-law plant a seed in Sterling’s mind, and then Alyssa’s mind, about how their relationship will inevitably change when one of them seriously starts dating, it sparks something inside them both. (Really, neither of them has had a serious adult relationship in the last 10 years?) As it turns out, both Alyssa and Sterling saw each other as more than just friends back in high school, but neither made a move. And now, as adults, they are essentially in a relationship without romance. After a weekend getaway with the Kinkaid family, both Alyssa and Sterling are starting to want more from each other.

I loved his little movements here and there, the flirting, the PDA. But it just took them both so dang long to talk it out and I wanted to slap them both upside the head! And then the miscommunication between them drove me batty, but thankfully it is quickly resolved. This slow-burn story has a great payoff when Sterling and Alyssa finally get on the same page.

From there, their romantic relationship moves super fast, but after 20 years in the making, I was okay with it. I loved the way this story ended for this couple, and I can’t wait to see more from them in the future books in this series. While these books are all standalone and focus on one couple, the Kinkaid brothers are a close-knit bunch, so there are lots of great scenes with the other couples from previous books, and I loved getting to see them all again.

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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Kaylee Ryan has been crowned the Queen of Swoon by her readers. With nearly fifty romance books under her belt, she’s known for penning happily ever afters with heart. When she’s not writing, you can find her with a book in her hand or hanging out with her family where she resides in her home state of Ohio.
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Sunny Shelly’s Review: A Long Time Coming by Meghan Quinn

“I think about you every second of every day, Lia. I want you more than I’ve ever wanted anything in my life.”

A LONG TIME COMING, a brand new sexy, friends-to-lovers standalone romance from USA Today bestselling author Meghan Quinn, is Now Available in all formats, including the illustrated hardcover edition!

 Friends to Lovers
 Forbidden
 Billionaire Romance
 Quirky Heroine
 Steamy Scenes

Get ready to fall in love with this unassuming, smoking hot billionaire and his beautiful, quirky best friend he’s destined for! One-click your copy of this sexy, laugh-out-loud romance full of charm and heat today!

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About A LONG TIME COMING:

From USA Today and Amazon Charts bestselling author Meghan Quinn, comes a witty take on a romantic comedy classic, My Best Friend’s Wedding. Steamy, laugh-out-loud, and full of charm, these two best friends heat up the pages while proving true love might be right in front of you.

Have you ever heard of a man-in-waiting?

Yeah, neither has my best friend’s soon-to-be monster-in-law. Ooo, sorry, I meant mother-in-law. Nor has she heard of the term, what the bride wants, the bride gets

With wedding planning underway and a short timeline, my best friend, Lia, has recruited me to help her battle the snarly beast that is Mrs. Beaver. Not scared at all, I accept the challenge as her man-in-waiting–aka, man of honor–and take matters into my own hands. 

The only problem is, with every second we draw closer to the wedding, I’m starting to see my best girl in a different light.

She’s always been beautiful to me, but now . . . I find myself staring a touch too long. My hand lingering for one more minute. And when she’s upset? Allowing her to sleep in my bed.

And before I know what’s happening, it hits me like a ton of bricks. I’m in love with my best friend. Not just in love, but infatuated. 

No one compares to her and nothing seems to distract me from that realization.

Not the girl I try to date while I help plan Lia’s wedding. 

Not her angry fiancé who thinks I’m growing too close. 

And not the looming deadline of her nuptials. 

Which means, there’s only one thing left for me to do. Prove to Lia I’m the one she should be with instead. But with the pressure of her engagement, the stress from her soon-to-be mother-in-law, and the breath-stealing nerves running through me, I’m finding it a lot harder to claim the girl than I would like to admit. 

Say a little prayer for me . . .

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: 5 Stars

Okay, the youngest Cane brother takes the cake!

I listened to Chapter 10, when Breaker realizes that he’s been in love with Lia all this time, twice! His complete and utter freak out about his feelings for Lia and what a spaz he is when they are next together was one of my favorite parts of the book! And then Chapter 13?? FIRE!

A Long Time Coming was the PERFECT friends-to-lovers/best friends story. I absolutely adored how it hit Breaker like a freight train that he had feelings for Lia. And even though he is quite a catch, I loved how insecure he was when it came to whether or not Lia possibly felt the same way about him. And talk about slow burn…. nothing happens between them until after she ends her engagement, so it is a good 80% of the book where the tension is just building and building between them. But the payoff? Oh sweet lord, was it worth it!!

The narration by Erin Mallon and JF Harding was perfect, and I couldn’t have loved this book any more!

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USA Today Bestselling Author, wife, adoptive mother, and peanut butter lover. Author of romantic comedies and contemporary romance, Meghan Quinn brings readers the perfect combination of heart, humor, and heat in every book.

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: The Back Nine by Rachel Blaufeld

The Back Nine by Rachel Blaufeld is now live!

A BRAND NEW ALL-THE-FEELS *SECOND CHANCE AT LOVE* SERIES from Rachel Blaufeld.

James “Jamie” Silver is all grown up, working for the same high-profile, überwealthy people she’s spent her entire life surrounded by–as the outsider. With a new hairstyle and a sliver of confidence, she attacks the role daily…because since she was the scholarship kid at a hoity-toity District of Columbia prep school, Jamie has never quite belonged. Especially when it comes to her longtime BFF and secret crush, Ford Conway III.

As the oldest son of a Supreme Court justice and the world’s savviest society lady, Ford Conway was meant to attend prep school and grow into someone great. His mom never predicted he’d befriend the charity case. Much to her chagrin, as young kids and college classmates, Ford and Jamie were inseparable.

The duo shared all their secrets, until graduation, when they shared a magical night.

That is, until Ford forced himself to run away from his family’s political ties and his growing feelings for Jamie Silver.
Now a famous Hollywood producer, Ford makes his own rules. Except when his father becomes gravely ill, he’s forced to come home and runs head-on into the only woman who ever captured his heart. Although Jamie doesn’t remotely resemble the girl he fell for decades ago, his heart doesn’t care. But his mom certainly does…

In a cross-country second chance love story, the pair embark on discovering one another as adults and finding happiness in their back nine.

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: 3 Stars

The Back Nine is a sweet and spicy second chance romance, twenty years in the making. Jamie and Ford are childhood best friends who had a one night stand the night that they graduated college. But Ford’s fears to really get involved led to them losing touch and now 20 years later, they reconnect.

I enjoyed parts of this story, but found the majority of it to be a little underwhelming. It made me laugh when Jamie and her best friend Val were talking about cheek whiskers in the bar — she’s over 40 after all! But then she waffled back and forth so much when Ford reappeared in her life and I felt like she was too much of a doormat for someone that age. I was glad when she finally stood up for herself, though. And I was equally irritated at Ford for not standing up to his mom sooner.

All in all, this was an enjoyable story, and I am definitely intrigued by the preview chapters for Billy’s upcoming story (Ford’s sister)!

I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.

Meet Rachel Blaufeld

A recent poll of her readers described Rachel as insightful, generous, articulate, and spunky. Originally a social worker, Rachel creates broken yet redeeming characters. She’s been known to turn up the angst like cranking up the heat in the dead of winter.

A devout coffee drinker and doughnut eater, Rachel spends way too many hours in local coffee shops, downing the aforementioned goodies while she plots her ideas. Her tales may all come with a side of angst and naughtiness, but end as lusciously as her treats.

Rachel lives around the corner from her childhood home in Pennsylvania with her family and two beagles. Her obsessions include running, coffee, basketball, icing-filled doughnuts, antiheroes, and mighty fine epilogues.

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: The Muse by Emma Scott

From USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Emma Scott, comes an emotional paranormal romance about sacrifice, redemption, and the power of true love.


Cole Matheson didn’t expect the road toward being a successful painter would be paved in gold, but he hoped there’d be a few less potholes. Insidious self-doubt that whispers that he’s no good, talentless, hopeless has him on the brink of despair. Maybe it would be better to just give up.

A midnight visit by a beautiful creature of darkness changes everything…

Ambrosius Edward Meade-Finch surrendered to the underworld centuries ago after knowing only pain and suffering during his short life. Now, Ambri makes humans dance on his strings, feeding on their desire for his own pleasure. But his liege lord questions his loyalty and commands him to bring a pure soul into their dark realm.

Cole Matheson seemed like an easy mark, but Ambri didn’t count on his goodness or the depth of his generous spirit that wants Ambri just as he is. And Cole never expected to find in Ambri a muse who unlocks his talent and who might also be what his lonely heart has been searching for. Something fragile yet powerful grows between them, and the possibility of soul-deep love hangs in the balance, if only they have the courage to reach for it.

But fairy tale endings don’t come without a price. The dark forces Ambri answers to have been promised a soul, and they’re coming to collect…


The Muse is book 2 in the Angels and Demons series but can be read as a standalone.

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: 5 Stars

The Muse is the second book in the Angels & Demons series by Emma Scott and can be read as a standalone. There are many references to the first book (The Sinner) so it helps to have the context of book 1 — but Emma supplies a glossary to fill in the blanks. Even though I read The Sinner, I was happy to have the glossary on hand to refresh my memory!

Cole is the best friend of Lucy, from The Saint. Lucy got her HEA with Caz, with some help from Ambri. Now, because Casziel has left them, Ambri must bring in a new soul to the Dukes of Hell or suffer for a century. So he sets his sights on Lucy’s best friend, Cole, because taking him will hurt Lucy, and he’s actually jealous of Lucy and Caz’s relationship.

Cole and Ambri are soulmates, even though Amrbi doesn’t have a soul. They are both so tortured, yet just made perfect sense together. Cole struggles with his mental health and is battling some figurative demons when he meets Ambri, a literal demon. While it is initially Ambri’s goal to manipulate and destroy Cole, but he can’t help but fall in love with the sweet, forgiving man. And Cole falls for Amrbi as well. But as their relationship grows and deepens, it also becomes a ticking timebomb, because The Other Side wants a soul to keep.

I am not a fan of paranormal, but I am a fan of Emma Scott’s. And I devoured The Sinner, so I wanted to check out The Muse. It was just as much of an epic, sweeping romance, albeit a darker one with some of the themes of this book. Demons and ghosts and all that? Yeah, but it’s also a mesmerizing story of two tortured souls who find solace and peace in one another. And facing your fears, and forgiveness, and all those messy, wonderful emotions that I love to feel when I’m reading.

I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.

Meet Emma


Emma Scott is a USA Today and Wall St. Journal bestselling author whose books have been translated in six languages and featured in Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, New York Daily News and USA Today’s Happy Ever After. She writes emotional, character-driven romances in which art and love intertwine to heal, and in which love always wins. If you enjoy emotionally-charged stories that rip your heart out and put it back together again, with diverse characters and kind-hearted heroes, you will enjoy her novels. Visit www.emmascottwrites.com

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: Until August by Emery Rose

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✔️ Slow Burn

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𝑰 𝒇𝒆𝒍𝒍 𝒊𝒏 𝒍𝒐𝒗𝒆 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒕𝒘𝒐 𝒎𝒆𝒏. 𝑩𝒖𝒕 𝑰 𝒄𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅 𝒐𝒏𝒍𝒚 𝒌𝒆𝒆𝒑 𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒎.

When I met Cruz Vega, it was love at first sight. 

He was my forever and always, my port in the storm, my one true love.

Everything was so perfect.

Until a cruel twist of fate derailed our future.

Now, we were navigating uncharted territory. Merely surviving without really living.

Despite the odds, I never stopped fighting for him. 𝐹𝑜𝑟 𝑢𝑠.

I had no intention of ever breaking the vows we’d made… 

Until August Harper.

The hot as hell, tattooed chef swaggered into my restaurant and took over my kitchen.

Then, piece by piece, he claimed my heart, too. That wasn’t enough for him though. He wanted all of me.

But as everyone knows… when you play with fire, you get burned. 

𝐴𝑛𝑑 𝑤𝑒 𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑔𝑜𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑢𝑝 𝑖𝑛 𝑓𝑙𝑎𝑚𝑒𝑠.

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: 5 Stars

Well done, Emery Rose! Until August is an emotional rollercoaster of a story about two broken and beaten-down people not only finding love, but hope for better days ahead.

My heart broke for both August and Nicola. August lost everything, even though he did what he did for the betterment of his family. And Nicola…. What do you do when you are torn between two loves? Nicola is technically still married, but her husband is not really part of her life. Through her friendship with August, she blossomed and bloomed, becoming vibrant again. But Italian guilt is very real, and I got Nic’s struggle.

I didn’t quite understand Frankie’s reasons for being so angry with Nicola regarding Cruz. It wasn’t Nic’s fault, and she took the brunt of Frankie’s anger, but the reason didn’t line up.

This book is part of the Love & Chaos series and is set a few years after Wilder Love and Sweet Chaos. I loved catching up with the rest of the group, and I was so happy to see August form friendships of his own with Dylan and Shane.

I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.

ABOUT EMERY ROSE

Emery Rose has been known to indulge in good red wine, strong coffee, and a healthy dose of sarcasm. When she’s not working on her latest project, you can find her binge-watching Netflix, trotting the globe in search of sunshine, or immersed in a good book. A former New Yorker, she currently resides in London with her two beautiful daughters.

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: Every Time My Heart Breaks by Linda Kage

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  How do you make yourself fall in love with someone?

After his family friend, Chloe Ryan, is traumatized by a disturbed ex-boyfriend, Luke Hamilton is “encouraged” to step up and be the kind of partner she needs.

Problem is, he’s never been in love before.

He’s not one to give up, though. His stubborn, competitive nature, mixed with the dutiful loyalty he inherited from his parents, makes it impossible for him to say no. And romancing Chloe becomes priority number one.

But his feisty contender gives him the challenge of a lifetime when she’d rather argue with him than accept a simple compliment. Chloe demands honest, genuine feelings from someone before she’ll even think about opening her heart again, and since Luke refuses to back down from his determined quest, he decides to grow some feelings.

Except, uh, yeah… That’s easier said than done since he has no idea how to even begin the process of falling.

***

Chloe is a simple woman with simple wants. All she’d like is to work her job, find a partner to share her life with, and then grow a family with him.

But apparently, that’s just too much to ask for.

After her ex kidnaps and terrorizes her, Chloe is suddenly put on six weeks of leave from her job to recover, she can’t handle it when anyone touches her, and her big dream of the simple life seems more impossible to reach than ever.

Until Luke bulldozes his way into the picture, determined to help her through her rough patch and promising her everything she’s ever wanted.

The problem is Chloe loved Luke way back when she was young, and no one’s ever broken her heart the way he did when he didn’t even notice her in return. No way is she going to risk more heartbreak at his hands now. Chloe becomes just as determined to push him away as he is to stick by her side.

Let the battle of wills begin.

Sunny Shelly’s Review: 3.5 Stars

I felt a little lost while reading this book because I didn’t realize it is part of a larger series and was unsure about some of the relationships between the characters. And I also wasn’t sure how the plot point that Luke was “told” to fall in love with Chloe was going to sit with me. I didn’t love it and have read plenty of books in the fake-relationship trope that didn’t set up the romance between the main characters with an ick like that. For the same reason, I don’t like the relationship bet trope, Chloe was betrayed from the start.

That said, I did enjoy Chloe and Luke’s story very much. There are great uses of flashbacks to solidify the long-standing relationship between the two, and I thought that some heavy themes were handled well by the author, especially the trauma bonding after she’s abducted by her ex.

I guess that in the end, Luke’s directive with Chloe was the prod he needed to finally make a move, but that plot point didn’t sit well with me.

I received a complimentary copy and voluntarily left a review.

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: Made For Me by Natasha Madison

Release Date: December 27

From Wall Street Journal and USA TODAY bestselling author Natasha Madison comes a brand new stand-alone friends to lovers sports romance. A spin-off from the Only One series
 
Chase

Everyone expected me to play hockey. 
I was good at it, but I was better at being a doctor.
So I hung up the skates and joined Doctors without Borders
But there is no place like home, so now I’m back.
And instead of being on the ice, I’m behind the bench as the team physician.
After years of playing cat and mouse, it’s time to admit it. 
She’s mine.

Julia 
Working as a social worker was a dream come true.
It wasn’t easy, and it has made me shut off my heart to love.
No commitment. No strings. No promises.
Until one fateful night changed everything.
He was there for me like no other one.
The biggest thing is I let him. 
Maybe he was just made for me!

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: 5 Stars
Chase and Julia were amazing together! Made For Me is the first book in Natasha Madison’s new series, which itself is a spin-off of her multiple hockey series. I loved the connection that Chase and Julia had, mainly because they were side characters in other stories and have been friends for years.

Julia is a social worker, and when she has the most difficult night ever with a client, Dr. Chase Grant is coincidentally there and becomes her rock. The events that follow with the case are horrible, but Chase never leaves her side. They have always been friends, there has always been a connection between them, but all of a sudden Chase realizes that he needs to be her support system. When did he start looking at her differently? Or was she always the one?

The switch from friends to lovers comes so seamlessly for these two. This is a lovely low-angst story with no relationship drama. There are other forces at play that make Made For Me a bit different than other NM books as far as the story’s setting goes, and it was just a wonderful friends to lovers tale.

I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: The Intern by Marni Mann

 

A scorching hot enemies-to-lovers office romance from USA Today best-selling author Marni Mann…

In the legal world, everyone knows my last name. So, when Declan Shaw—the hottest, most ruthless and sought-after litigator in the state—comes in to mentor my class’s mock trial, I decide not to reveal that piece of personal information.

I want a one-on-one with him like I’m any other law student, especially when we go out to celebrate after class.

But the one-on-one ends with us in the alley behind the bar.

With us stripping off our clothes.

With me screaming his name.

It’s desperate-to-have-you, no-holds-barred, downright filthy sex.

And then, he ghosts me, like a complete alphahole.

But a few weeks later, when I walk into The Dalton Group—my family’s law firm—where I’m starting my internship, my new boss is waiting for me.

The man I despise.

The man I can still taste in my fantasies.

Declan Shaw.

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 Sunny Shelly’s Review: 5 Stars

If steamy, enemies-to-lovers workplace romances are your jam, then don’t miss out on The Intern. Hannah and Declan have chemistry for days, from the moment they meet during a mock trial in one of her law school classes and have hot, steamy, alley-way $ex to the moment she realizes that he will be her mentor at her family’s law firm.

Declan is as shocked to see Hannah as his intern as she is to see him as his mentor. He had no idea who she was the night that they hooked up, and she was ticked after he ghosted her. It’s been a few weeks, but Declan hasn’t been able to get Hannah out of his mind — and working with her every day is going to be pure torture, so he naturally resorts to being a grouchy SOB. For her part, Hannah lies about the events that happened that night, setting the stage for a major conflict between them once things really get going. Will alphahole Declan fully let his walls down and let Hannah in? Will her omission be too much for Declan to handle or will these two litigators find a common ground?

The banter between Hannah and Declan is sharp and witty, and the storyline grabbed my attention from the start. I enjoyed the arc that each of them took in this story, and how they came to find a work/life balance. The Intern is a standalone in the Dalton Family series and follows Hannah, the younger cousin of Dominic, Jenner, and Ford. Of course, there are plenty of appearances from her big cousins, and the timeline overlaps a bit with Ford’s story, The Single Dad. I can’t wait to see how this series finishes up with Hannah’s twin, Camden, in The Bachelor.

I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.

USA Today best-selling author Marni Mann knew she was going to be a writer since middle school. While other girls her age were daydreaming about teenage pop stars, Marni was fantasizing about penning her first novel. She crafts unique stories that weave together her love of darkness, mystery, passion, and human emotions. A New Englander at heart, she now lives in Sarasota, Florida, with her husband and their yellow Lab. When she’s not nose-deep in her laptop, working on her next novel, she’s scouring for chocolate, sipping wine, traveling, or devouring fabulous books.

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Book Review

Sunny Shelly’s Review: You Had Your Chance, Lee Burrows

USA Today Bestselling Author, Piper Rayne, begins the Kingsmen Football Stars series with an enemies-to-lovers, second chance story set in the world of professional football.

You Had Your Chance, Lee Burrows by Piper Rayne is now live!

Lee f’ing Burrows

The Kingsmen’s star quarterback.

Legendary throwing arm.

Six-pack abs.

Kissable lips.

Oh, but don’t forget, he’s also a lying, heartless egomaniac who broke my heart in college.

It took me years to build myself back up after his deceit, and now I have the dream opportunity to prove myself working as a sports therapist for a professional team.

The hurdle? Or mountain to be more accurate…

The job is with the San Francisco Kingsmen.

Back when I was a naïve college girl, I felt lucky that he even noticed me. Now eight years later, he’d be lucky if I gave him the time of day.

Which I won’t. Not ever.

Some people don’t deserve a second chance and Lee Burrows is one of them.

Now if someone could only tell him that because he’s hell-bent on scoring the winning touchdown and won’t accept that it’s game over for us.

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Narrated by Callie Dalton & Joe Arden

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: 5 Stars

I have realized there’s a pattern in my last few Piper Rayne reviews: It was a great addition… it was a great close to a series… and now we have You Had Your Chance, Lee Burrows — which was a great start to a new PR series! But there’s a reason why I keep saying that in my reviews because it’s true. These two authors know how to create full, rich characters and a captivating storyline that holds the reader’s attention from start to finish.

My first tease of Lee and Shayna’s story was in Offside With #55 (Hockey Hotties) since Lee and Kane are brothers, and then I fell in love with them as a couple in the novella False Start (originally part of the Ten First Dates anthology). I definitely recommend reading that short story first, because it provides all the backstory about Lee and Shayna’s college romance, and why there is then an eight-year time jump.

Now it’s eight years later, and Shayna has gotten a job as a physical therapist working for the Kingsmen, Lee’s football team. The sizzle between them hasn’t fizzled, but Lee broke her heart and Shayna hasn’t forgotten that. Or fully gotten over it either. The road to reconciliation does not come easily for these two, but it’s a great journey as Shayna and Lee find their way back to one another. Narrators Joe Arden and Callie Dalton did a great job in bringing Lee and Shayna to life, and I have become a big fan of the duet narration!

Having read several of Piper Rayne’s series now, I love finding the Easter Eggs that connect the worlds. I knew the Kingsmen Football series was connected to the Hockey Hotties because of Lee and Kane, but I loved the surprise connection to Jasper and Lennon (Mad About The Banker from the Modern Love series) and look forward to more cameos in the next books of this series. And doing what they do best, Piper Rayne dropped lots of nuggets about the supporting characters, and I can’t wait to see what they have in store for Brady and Miles.

So I’ll say it: You Had Your Chance Lee Burrows was such a fun read and a great start to a new Piper Rayne series! I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.

 

Piper Rayne is a USA Today Bestselling Author duo who write “heartwarming humor with a side of sizzle” about families, whether that be blood or found. They both have e-readers full of one-clickable books, they’re married to husbands who drive them to drink, and they’re both chauffeurs to their kids. Most of all, they love hot heroes and quirky heroines who make them laugh, and they hope you do, too!

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Book Review

Sunny Shelly’s Review: Cruel Promises by Tori Fox

CRUEL PROMISES by Tori Fox

RELEASE DATE: December 20th

My entire life I’ve felt like I’ve been paying a penance.

I never thought I deserved this. A rockstar in one of the biggest bands in the world.

My life consisted of parties and women until one thing changed everything.

I was going to be a dad.

I never wanted a family. I was fine on my own.

Until her.

Until I couldn’t get enough.

Until she was the one thing always on my mind.

She is changing the way I think. Giving me a new outlook on life. One I can almost taste.

But things can change in the blink of an eye.

And promises made can turn cruel.

I should have known I’d never get a happy ending.

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: 3 Stars

In all honesty, I’m not sure what to think about Cruel Promises. Mostly because I didn’t think that the title fit the story and I struggled with the pacing and some plot points.

Marley and Silas were definitely the quintessential good girl/bad boy combo — the pastor’s daughter gets knocked up by the manwhore rockstar from a one-night stand. Things do not go well when Marley shows up to tell him that she’s pregnant, but Silas eventually does right by her. And a genuine friendship forms between them that then turns romantic.

But I just never felt that *sizzle* that I wanted to between Marley and Silas. And when things between them fell apart toward the end of the story, I felt like it was a bit disjointed and then very rushed when they reunited. I just wanted more from these characters and the story, and I felt like it was a letdown.

I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.

Meet Tori Fox!

Tori Fox is the author of romantic suspense and contemporary romance with a little bit of angst and a whole lot of sexy. When she isn’t writing, you can find her listening to true crime podcasts as she tends to her plants or singing along to Taylor Swift as she drinks champagne. Tori is living her best life in the magic of New Orleans with her dog.

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