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What Janie Wants By: Rhenna Morgan

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"Signing divorce papers the same week she turned forty wasn’t part of Janie McAlister’s happily ever after. With an empty nest and no cheating spouse to look after, her future’s in desperate need of a makeover. Her quirky sister’s tropical getaway gift seemed a perfect place to start. But instead of thatched roof huts and designer pools, she’s landed at the one seventies throwback in the Riviera Maya—and caught the attention of a bold young man who won’t take no for an answer.

Zade Painel’s a man on a mission—grab some much needed R&R at Gypsy Cove, and figure out how to reclaim his boudoir photography business. He never thought the answer would come in the form of a curvy, forty-year-old redhead and an accidental knee to the ‘nads, but Janie’s a force of nature with a penchant for fixing things. She’s also sexy as hell, despite her hangup with him being a younger man.

He’ll show her age is just a number, starting with a very grown up invitation—stick to wh…

Be With Me By: Author Aja

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"Maya and Roman return in part two of the Unexpected trilogy:
In Unexpected, you met Maya and Roman; two people that were total opposites of one another, who were immediately attracted to one another from the start. Their banter and instant chemistry led to intellectual stimulation, days, and many nights of heated passion, and they fell head over heels in love. In that love two years ago, Maya and Roman also discovered it was going to take more than just their love if they planned to make it work. And things between them settled in perfectly. Now Maya has the man of her dreams and Roman has found his perfect woman … but is perfect really enough? Things begin to come apart at the seams when Maya has suddenly come under the influence of outside forces that have her thinking that maybe perfect isn't enough and she should want more. Will Maya cause irreparable damage in her quest for a more perfect situation or are these two really meant to be together?"

Breaking Her Rules By: Author Aja

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"Savanah Burnett had spent much of her life shunning convention and the rules that kept people in their lane. Though she had tons of fantastic memories because of it, she also experienced some difficulties she’d much rather forget. Deciding to start a new job, in a new city with a new attitude which included playing by the rules, she takes a vacation as a restart. That’s where she runs into a man that could only be defined as Mr. Irresistible.
Joseph Farrington had only one thing in mind when going for a stroll around the resort where his brother had just tied the knot: finding some of his own fun. But what he doesn’t know is that one night of pure passion with the playful and sexy stranger would not only be unforgettable but follow him back home away from paradise they created on the island.
Note: This novella is a stand alone but if you want to familiarize yourself with some of the characters, read I Am Yours."

Title:  Breaking Her Rules Author: Aja Pu…

Just A Kiss By: Denise Hunter

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"Riley Callahan’s plans to reveal his secret feelings for his best friend are derailed when his life is drastically altered in Afghanistan.

Watching the love of his life fall for his brother was enough to send Riley straight to boot camp. But over a year later, he’s officially a marine, and Beau and Paige are no longer an item. When Riley’s tour in Afghanistan is up, he intends to confess his feelings to Paige and win his best friend’s heart once and for all.

But all that changes when an IED takes the life of a comrade and leaves Riley an amputee. Now he’s heading home, injured and troubled. His plans to win Paige are a distant dream. She deserves so much more than the man that’s left. All he can do now is put some healthy distance between them. But upon his return he discovers his family has arranged for him to stay with Paige.

Paige is a nurturer at heart and happy to take care of her best buddy. By all appearances Riley is adjusting miraculously well to his d…

All The Good Parts By: Loretta Nyhan

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"At thirty-nine, Leona Accorsi is broke, single, back in school, and living in her sister Carly’s basement. She’s perfectly content being quirky Auntie Lee to Carly’s four children. That is, until Leona’s doctor tells her that if she wants to have a child, she’d better do it now.
Leona does want a baby. She always has, but the circumstances have never been right. Now she has a huge decision to make: face motherhood on her own or risk missing out on its rewards.
Unfortunately, she’s let her romantic life go stagnant. She barely even knows any single men. She has just a few prospects: a Vietnam vet and partial amputee, his intimidating son, the sweet but troubled man who tutors her niece, and a fellow nursing student she’s never actually met.
As Leona discovers more about each one, she realizes any of them could be the right man for the job. The more important question is, has she become the right woman?"

Title:  All The Good Parts
Author:  Loretta Nyhan

The Unbroken Line of the Moon (The Valhalla Series Book 1) By: Johanne Hildebrandt

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"In this savage saga of love, war, lust, and magic set in the tenth century, young Sigrid is destined to be the mother of the king of the Nordic lands that would become Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and England.
A devout believer in the old Nordic gods, Sigrid is visited regularly in her dreams by the goddess Freya, who whispers to her of the future. Though Sigrid is beautiful, rich, arrogant, and matchlessly clever, her uncanny ability to foresee the future and manipulate the present guides her through dangerous politics as a bloody war between Vikings and Christians rages on.
Sigrid’s father wants her to marry Erik, a local king, to secure the peace between the Goths and the Swedes. Thinking she is doing Freya’s will, she accepts the marriage offer, only to find that her destiny lies not with Erik but with Sweyn, a warrior who dreams of dethroning Harald Bluetooth, the legendary ruler of Denmark. Will Sigrid sacrifice her will for the greatest Viking kingdom of…

Stolen Moments By: Tara Mills

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"Ella knew what Neil wanted when he called, what they both wanted. Did she dare? Was an hour of passion worth the lies,broken commitments, and the risk of getting caught? Yes."

Title:  Stolen Moments
Author:  Tara Mills
Publisher:  Crimson Frost Books
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating:  Five
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"Stolen Moments" by Tara Mills

My Thoughts....

I loved it!  What a interesting role play this was for Ella and Neil.  Be ready for a short wonderful read that's full of  'passion' that is one hot sexy read.  Will Ella and Neil get all that they needed from each other?  Well, you will just have to pick up this sexual story to see how it all comes out.  Do you think Ella will make it home in time to make dinner for her family?

I received a copy from  via Insta-Freebie for an honest review.

Last Call An Inspiration, Iowa Novella By Jen Doyle

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Strictly the 'Last Call' for Bobby and Jayne!

Title:  Last Call  Am Inspiration, Iowa Novella
Author:  Jen Doyle
Publisher: J. D.
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: Five
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"Last Call" by Jen Doyle

My Thoughts...

What a beautiful read.  Truly these two [Bobby and Jayne] are made for each other but what will it take for them to get there?   Who was Michaela Rose?  Will they get their HEA?  Good short read!

Of Beast and Bonds By: N.D. Jones

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"In a world of mystery and magic, sometimes old bonds must be broken before new ones can be formed. Who knew that finding one's soul mate would test bonds and unleash beasts?

Mami Wata and Oya are now free from their watery prison and ready to wage a battle five hundred years in the making. Special Agent Assefa Berber and Dr. Sanura Williams are the prophesized Cat and Fire Witch of Legend. To save the world from Mami Wata, a water goddess with a bloody thirst for power and an insatiable appetite for death and destruction, they must defeat her beasts and the Water Witch of Legend.

Assefa and Sanura are fully in love but possess only a partial mate bond. While Sanura has merged their auras, bonding Assefa's cat spirit to her, she has yet to accept his claiming bite. Their incomplete mate bond and their new relationship are tested when Mami Wata sets her malevolent eyes on them, manipulating beasts, sacrificing humans, and creating heartache. Can their …

Beyond The Face Of The Movies By D.C. Lassiter

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"Have you ever wondered why after watching a movie you are left with a residue of emotions? Perhaps after the credits have rolled off your screen, you've experienced a sense of peace, empowerment, exhilaration, fear or maybe a better understanding of how to deal with a personal issue you've struggled with.
Watching a Hollywood movie can be a bit like a brain teaser such as the Rubin Face which leaves you searching for the optical illusion and wondering whether you see the young lady or the old woman.
Many times God challenges us to go deeper than the surface of the movie, in the hope that we will discover principles that can be gleaned from beneath the excitement and buzz of the film. By juxtaposing Hollywood movies and biblical characters, the author connects the dots for the reader so that they are guided through fundamental biblical truths in order to better understand and navigate through their own life challenges on a daily basis.
What does Bruce…

My Husband's Love Child - a novella By: Brian W. Smith

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"Sonya Lucas is the model wife. Her husband Eric is not the model husband. The couple's marriage is in jeopardy because Sonya can't have kids and Eric desperately wants a son. Tired of waiting for his wife to give him a child, Eric has a "love child" with his mistress Ann. Will Sonya accept the baby to save her marriage? Or will she take matters into her own hands. Deceit has consequences...serious consequences."

Title:  My Husband's Love Child
Author:  Brian W. Smith
Publishing:  Hollygrove Publishing
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: Five
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"My Husband's Love Child" by Brian W. Smith

My Thoughts...

I found this another good read from the author.  The two main characters [Sonja and Eric] were off the chart but I must say that Sonya was the bomb.  That ending truly left me saying wow.  The author knows how to get and keep your attention with that little twist that you may not see coming.  The title really fits t…

Good Men By: Jennifer Weiner

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"A prequel to Jennifer Weiner’s bestselling and beloved debut, "Good Men" takes us into the world and mind of Bruce Guberman, on the night of an ill-fated bachelor party, when Bruce and his friends decide to kidnap his girlfriend Cannie's rat terrier Nifkin. A tender, riotously funny short story, "Good Men" is about five men and their unlikely friendships and also about love, marriage, and what gives two people the courage to link hands and jump off the cliff."



Title: Good Men
Author: Jennifer Weiner
Publisher: Atria Books
Series: Cannie Shapiro 0.5
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: Four
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"Good Men" by Jennifer Weiner

My Thoughts....

This author gives the reader a decent short story prequel to the novel 'Good in Bed.' I had read the novel before I read this read "Good Men" and really I was able to understand a little more about Bruce along with his childhood friends. One thing for sure that I did learn was…

Highland Knight Of Rapture By: Amy Jarecki

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"Another steamy Scottish historical romance by Amy Jarecki set in 1493: After five years of marriage, Lady Helen has failed to produce an heir. Giving birth to a lass, Helen’s husband rejects her and openly takes a lover while she endures in silence.

But war is brewing. The MacDonald feud with the crown comes to a head and with it arrives Helen’s childhood friend, Sir Eoin MacGregor. Eoin and his men join with the MacIain Clan to quell the rebellion. But when he witnesses Helen suffer undue humiliation, his troubles escalate tenfold.

If Eoin helps the lady escape, he will break the sanctity of marriage. Worse, the king has commanded Eoin to fight beside her barbarous husband. To rescue Helen from tragedy worse than death, will the gallant knight find the strength to mask his deepest desires to save the woman he’s always loved?"

Title:  Highland Knight of Rapture
Author:  Amy Jarecki
Publisher:  Rapture Books
Series:  Highland Dynasty # 4
Reviewed By:  Ar…

Embrace Me By: Ann Marie Walker and Amy K. Roger

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"Hudson Chase and Alessandra Sinclair's heartracing romance continues in this hot, new novella in the Chasing Fire series.

Return to the dangerous and seductive romance that got pulses racing in the Chasing Fire trilogy...

It took ten years for Hudson Chase and Alessandra Sinclair to find their happily ever after, and they’re not about to let anything get in their way... 

Nothing could stop the passion between Allie and Hudson—not time or distance. Not even tragedy, betrayal, and blackmail. But now they’re facing a new challenge: wedding planning. And while Allie’s social status demands she put on the event of the century, her well-intentioned family and friends have her doubting her walk down the aisle...

Hudson knows tensions are pushing Allie to the brink, but he’s not letting her throw everything away over some flowers and cake. He has plans for his new bride, and unlike their last adventure, he's determined that this time there will be no unwelcome …

Now That I've Found You: New York Sullivans, by Bella Andre

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"Millions of readers/listeners have fallen in love with the San Francisco and Seattle Sullivans. Now get ready to fall head over heels for the New York Sullivans!
World-renowned artist Drake Sullivan doesn't paint women. Ever. Not when he knows all too well just how destructive painter/muse relationships can be. But on the day Rosa Bouchard walks onto the cliffs outside his Montauk cottage, Drake is so captivated that he can't stop himself from bringing her to life on canvas.
Shocked and horrified by the nude photos of her that have just hit the Internet, reality TV star Rosa's every instinct is to run from her Miami home and hide. After driving all night, she ends up in Montauk, New York, where she doesn't know a soul and plans to lie low until she can figure out how to deal with the media firestorm - and her own mother, who seems all too happy to sell out Rosa's happiness for more fame, more fans, and more money. The very last thing Ro…

My Number One: Kasha and Knox By: Janice Ross

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"Two friends. Two lovers.
Dark pasts. Uncertain futures.
Mindless passion. Wondrous pain.
One remarkable love. One powerful friendship torn apart in a seemingly unending battle. This is Knox Jackson and Kasha Davies’ story about the cost of being number one."

Title:  My Number One:  Kasha and Knox
Author:  Janice Ross
Publisher:  Blu Savant Press
Series:  Kasha and Knox # 1
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating:  Five
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"My Number One:  Kasha and Knox" by Janice Ross

My Thoughts....

What a good read that this author gives the reader about Kasha and Knox.  How these two meet was really interesting.  We find Kasha had come from Miami now living in Delaware.  Will she find happiness after she meets Knox?  How long will it take for Kasha to want Knox?.  All while this is going on what will happen when another woman comes into this picture [Erika]? Is this a 'love triangle going on?   This read will definitely keep your attention because the…

Good In Bed By: Jennifer Weiner

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"#1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner brings to life an irresistibly funny and relatable heroine in the novel The Boston Globe called “funny, fanciful, extremely poignant, and rich with insight.”

For twenty-eight years, things have been tripping along nicely for Cannie Shapiro. Sure, her mother has come charging out of the closet, and her father has long since dropped out of her world. But she loves her friends, her rat terrier, Nifkin, and her job as pop culture reporter for The Philadelphia Examiner. She’s even made a tenuous peace with her plus-size body.

But the day she opens up a national women’s magazine and sees the words “Loving a Larger Woman” above her ex-boyfriend’s byline, Cannie is plunged into misery…and the most amazing year of her life. From Philadelphia to Hollywood and back home again, she charts a new course for herself: mourning her losses, facing her past, and figuring out who she is and who she can become."

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World of de Wolfe Pack: Ivar The Red (Kindle Worlds Novella) (The Wolves of Brittany Book 2) By Victoria Vane

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"A WARRIOR NEVER SURRENDERS… HER HEART

As the epic struggle to rule Brittany continues, Ivar the Red unexpectedly finds himself in charge of the Norse army after his brother, Valdrik, is severely wounded. Intensely loyal, Ivar is prepared to do everything to see their victory through—except taking a Breton wife. Nevertheless, Lady Emma of Quimper fascinates him more than any woman he’s ever known. Although her highborn status protects her from bondage, Ivar vows to claim her as his own.

Lady Emma of Quimper is determined to defend her home as fiercely as any knight, until she opens the gates to save an old friend from Viking invaders. But her trust has been misplaced, and she finds herself at the mercy of a bloodthirsty heathen—Ivar the Red. Pride keeps Emma from fully surrendering to the conquering lord of Quimper, even when she realizes he’s not quite the devil she imagined.

Ivar has always enjoyed a challenge, especially one from a beautiful Amazon with …

Snowfall On Haven Point By: RaeAnne Thayne

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"There's no place like Haven Point for the holidays, where the snow conspires to bring two wary hearts together for a Christmas to remember 

It's been two rough years since Andrea Montgomery lost her husband, and all she wants is for her children to enjoy their first Christmas in Haven Point. But then Andie's friend asks a favor—to keep an eye on her brother, Sheriff Marshall Bailey, who's recovering from a hit and run. Andie will do anything for Wyn, even park her own misgivings to check on her grouchy, wounded bear of a brother.

Marshall hates feeling defenseless and resents the protective impulses that Andie brings out in him. But when a blizzard forces them together for the holidays, something in Marshall begins to thaw. Andie's gentle nature is a salve, and her kids' excitement for the holidays makes him forget why he never wanted a family. If only he and Andie can admit what they really want—each other—their Christmas wishes might …

Christmas Comes To Main Street By Olivia Miles

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"The mistletoe is out, and the gloves are off . . . 
'Tis the worst season to be single, but Kara Hastings won't let a little Christmas funk spoil the festive season. Sure, running her own bakery is a little harder than she expected, but she can handle it. And she'll prove it to a certain infuriatingly handsome, bossy Big City guy. She may be sugar and spice, but she can kick his butt twice.
Nate Griffin is in Briar Creek only for the holidays, and he refuses to fall for the whole "small town, candy cane-scented Christmas Wonderland" thing. He's more interested in the fresh-faced cookie chef who always knows exactly how to get under his skin. So when Nate challenges Kara in the town's big holiday contest, it's not just the competition that starts to heat up. If he's not careful, Kara won't just melt his icy resolve against a small-town Christmas . . . she'll melt his heart too."

Title:  Christmas Comes to M…

To Have and To Hold By: Lauren Layne

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"USA TODAY bestselling author Lauren Layne is the “queen of witty dialogue and sexy scenes” (Rachel Van Dyken)! Now, Sex and the City meets The Wedding Planner in The Wedding Belles, her sizzling brand new contemporary romance series about three ambitious wedding planners who can make any bride’s dream come true... but their own.

Discovering her fiance is an international con man just moments before they exchange vows devastates celebrity wedding planner Brooke Baldwin's business—and breaks her heart. Now a pariah in Los Angeles, she seeks a fresh start in New York City and thinks she’s found it with her first bridal client, a sweet—if slightly spoiled—hotel heiress. Then she meets the uptight businessman who’s holding the purse strings.

Seth Tyler wishes he could write a blank check and be done with his sister Maya's fancy-pants wedding. Unfortunately, micromanaging the event is his only chance at proving Maya’s fiance is a liar. Standing directly in …