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Serenity Harbor: A Romance Novel (Haven Point #6) by RaeAnne Thayne

Book Description....

"In the town of Haven Point, love can be just a wish—and one magical kiss—away… 
Computer-tech millionaire Bowie Callahan is about the last person that schoolteacher Katrina Bailey wants to work for. As far as she can see, he's arrogant, entitled and not up to the task of caring for his young half brother, Milo. But Kat is, especially if it brings her closer to her goal of adopting an orphaned little girl. And as her kindness and patience work wonders with Milo, she realizes there's more to sexy, wary Bo than she'd ever realized.
Bo never imagined he'd be tasked with caring for a sibling he didn't know existed. Then again, he never pictured himself impulsively kissing vibrant, compassionate Katrina in the moonlight. Now he's ready to make her dream of family come true…and hoping there's room in it for him, too…"

Title:  Serenity Harbor
Author:  RaeAnne Thayne
Publisher:   Harlequin Books
Series:  Haven Point #6
Reviewed By:  …

Spring Fling (A County Fair Romance Book 3) by S.I. Hayes (Author), J. Haney

Book Description...

"Did someone say, babies?
No one said the pregnancy was easy, but for Fallon Hopkins, it’s downright crazy!
Start with a broken and horny fiancé, sprinkle it with body issues and add a dash of teen angst and you’re in for one hell of a Spring, and that’s just February!
With Nick and Blaine in the mix, there are Gender reveal parties for her lament and baby showers to waddle through.
Follow the Hopkins Clan as they twist and turn through late-night cravings and a little momma who just grows and grows!"

*Erotic Elements
**Homosexual Themes
Title:  Spring Fling Authors:  S. I. Hayes & J Haney Publisher:  S.I.H. & J. H. Series:  A County Fair Romance Book 3 Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating: Five Review:
"Spring Fling" By S. I. Hayes & J. Haney
My Thoughts...

These authors give the readers quite another good series...' A County Fair Romance Book 3' in 'Spring Fling that will keep you turning the pages till the end.  I liked h…

Beautiful Assassin by Stephanie Nicole Norris

Book Description...

"Retired hitwoman Celine Briggs loved few people in this world; Her husband Caleb, and her ex-handler, Brian Devereaux. When Celine took her marital vows, she exchanged the life of guns, drugs, and violence for the peaceful life as Caleb's wife. However, not all things buried stay hidden.

When Celine’s past comes knocking, it rattles her world and forces her back into the life she vowed to give up. Now she is turning up the heat on the streets of Chicago, showing no mercy to the men who’ve undoubtedly marked themselves."

Title:  Beautiful Assassin Author:  Stephanie Nicole Norris Publisher:  S. N. N. Series:  Book 1 Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating: Five Review:
"Beautiful Assassin" by Stephanie Nicole Norris
My Thoughts...

What a good urban fiction read that was indeed well written by this author that will keep you turning the pages.  The story was about Celine and Brian as their love seems to grow for each other from their past. When it se…

In The Ring By: Perri Forrest

Book Description....

"“In the Ring” introduces Dario “DC” Caivano, heavyweight champion, who is also a man with a heavy heart. It isn’t without reason, however. As a teenager, Dario witnessed the murder of someone that he loved like a brother, and it took a lot out of him. It hardened him and left little to trust. Years have passed since the horrific crime, but it hasn’t gotten Dario any closer to being a man that can love . . . or be loved. In fact, he’s his best self when he’s in the ring where he can release his aggressions, if only for twelve rounds of “play”, to escape to a world where he can repeatedly annihilate the person responsible for his cousin’s death.

But what happens when he allows himself to come up for air?

Chanel Norwood is a single parent and club owner who is something like a “Boss”. She’s fiercely independent and knows exactly what she wants out of life, and right now it isn’t to be in an intimate relationship. She’s too busy taking care of business and raisin…

Back in the Saddle: A Novel (Double S Ranch) Kindle Edition by Ruth Logan Herne

Book Description...

"The Prodigal Is Coming Home 

It’s been a long time since Colt Stafford shrugged off his cowboy legacy for shiny Manhattan loafers and a promising career on Wall Street. But when stock market manipulations leave him financially strapped, the oldest son of legendary rancher Sam Stafford decides to return to the sprawling Double S ranch in Gray’s Glen, Washington. He’s broke, but not broken, and it’s time to check in with his ailing father, and get his legs back under him by climbing into the saddle again.

He doesn’t expect to come home to a stranger pointing a loaded gun at his chest— a tough yet beautiful woman that Sam hired as the house manager. Colt senses there’s more to Angelina Morales than meets the eye and he’s determined to find out what she’s hiding...and why.

Colt’s return brings new challenges. Younger brother Nick has been Sam’s right-hand man at the ranch for years and isn’t thrilled at having Colt insert himself into Double S affairs. And the …

The Janes by B.M. Hardin

Book Description....

"Don't doubt them. Don't doubt anything about them; especially the Blonde One."

Unlike most, Jane had the perfect life. She was happy, content, and the perfect wife. Her marriage was solid, but they were missing one thing; a house and children, which led them to S.J. Lane.
But who knew that because of one bad decision, everything, her whole life would change.

In a community, were everyone has the same name. Where lies and truth, are one in the same...
Who can you trust?
What do you believe?
What if the giver, is only giving to receive?
Jane's life gets turned upside down. And only THE JANES has the power to turn it all around.
But little did she know that she was apart of one big game. And the biggest question of all was...which Jane was pulling the strings?
Through secrets and pain, Jane learns the hard way, that not all problems, have an easy fix.
Sometimes A JANE has to be thrown in the mix!"

Title: The Janes
Author: B. M. Hardin

Retribution: ... Comes Around By: NyRee Ausler

Book Description...

"After a tragic end to a toxic love triangle, Asaya and James Buchanan have gotten their marriage back on track. Their love life is everything she ever wanted it to be.

The Buchanans were sure they had seen the last of Rey Lucas. But everything isn't always what it seems. When Rey steps back onto the scene, he's determined to make sure that Asaya and James' marital bliss doesn't last long.

If Part One of Retribution left you shocked, you will be stunned at the ups and downs that Asaya, James and Rey encounter all in the name of love."
Title:  Retribution...Comes Around Author:  NyRee Ausler Publication:  N. A. Series: Retribution # 2 Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating:  Five Review:
"Retribution...Comes Around" by NyRee Ausler
My Thoughts....
As this story continues from the first novel...'Retribution:  What Goes Around' to 'Retribution: Comes Around' as it is still dealing  with quite a 'love triangle...Asaya,…

Undisclosed Desire 2: The Sheriff's Heart by Falon Gold

Book Description....

"Sheriff Blake Powers has more secrets than any man of the law should. The most important one is his deputy and lover, Astrid Daniels, who's disappeared. The only thing standing between him bringing her back into his arms is the rest of his secrets and his family. The extremely wealthy Powers have run an empire for four generations and don't consider beautiful women who aren't Italian-born and blue-blooded as marriage material. They don't consider them as anything, and they're tired of waiting for Blake to take his place amongst them as a tycoon who'll carry on the Powers' prestige and privileged way of life into the next generation.

Astrid carries her own secret that will rock all of the connected families' worlds; the Owens, Nordic-Ford's, and the Powers the most. But just when all the secrets are exposed, Blake and Astrid will suffer a monumental setback that will give the Powers exactly what they want—access to Blake…


Book Description...

"Envy, secrets, and hidden resentment are the three most destructive factors in any relationship. This is especially true when it comes to sisters. Meet Kalice Micheals, a 25-year-old once successful tv personality turned home health nurse for her mother. Kalice, also known as Kay, was once an up and coming journalist for CNN with an expensive New York penthouse, and taste to match. However, once her mother Betty is diagnosed with cancer, Kalice gives up her dream to move back home and care for her. Back home in Memphis Kalice is forced to face all of her old demons and the tormentor who turned her into an introvert, her older sister Malika. Malika, the bougie and stuck up sister, wife, and mother of two, wastes no time reminding Kalice why she is loved and she is not. The only problem is, after a brief argument with Malika, Kalice discovers the beast within her and sets out to get revenge on the one who hurt her the most. Kalice knows that the perfect life M…

Claim & Protect (The Haven Brotherhood #3) by Rhenna Morgan

Book Description....

"Live hard, f*ck harder and follow only their own rules. Those are the cornerstones the six men of the Haven Brotherhood live and bleed by, refusing to conform to society's expectations, taking what they want and always watching each other's backs.
Trevor Raines lives on the edge of legal. A good guy doing bad things to save lives, the only rules he follows are the Brotherhood's, and there's nothing in the world that will change that. Until Natalie Jordan walks into his life…
Natalie's only interest is in making a fresh start. She's a woman with a plan, and the plan doesn't include a man with secrets, no matter how kind—or intoxicating—he is. But this cowboy is determined to break down her walls, keep her safe and make her his.
Trevor had no interest in settling down, but there's something entirely too appealing about the woman he can't stay away from. There's only one thing to do—change his plans…and hers. When Natal…

An Unexpected Love (Hudson Brothers PI Book 1) by J. Haney

Book Description.....

"Their worlds were fused together by a single ringing of the telephone.

Kyler Jefferson was just sixteen when her family was brutally murdered. Left pregnant and alone she has been running for nearly a decade from place to place, terrified that one day they would be found by the mysterious caller with sinister intentions.

Since the deaths of his mother and sister, Caleb Hudson has been living the bachelor’s life. As a private investigator, he usually handles cheating spouses and missing persons, which suits him just fine. While investigating a routine case he finds himself thrust into Kyler’s life, consumed by a profound need to protect her from a past he knows nothing about.

They are two people going down separate roads; one running for her life, the other trying to maintain what’s left of his own. How can they preserve their lives when fate has decided she has other plans?"

Title: An Unexpected Love
By: J. Haney
Publisher: J. H.
Series: Hudson Broth…

Winter Kisses By: S.I. Hayes & J. Haney

Book Description...

"You can take the girl out of the country but can you take the country out of the girl?
In just four short months Justin Blackthorne has become a fixture in the Hopkins Kentucky household. With the holidays upon them, he wants nothing more than to get Fallon away from everyone and spend New Year’s in NYC.
The family has other plans, he can take her, but the trip is going to be plus two! Nick and Peter her brothers have invited themselves along putting the kibosh on his romantic plans…
When word gets to Justin’s family he’s come home, all bets are off and he will have no choice but to take the whole motley crew to the house he’s spent years trying to forget."

Title:  Winter Kisses
Publisher: Hayes/Haney
Series:  A County Fair Romance Book 2
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: Five

"Winter Kisses" by S.I. Hayes & J. Haney

My Thoughts...

I liked this series ...[A County Fair romance Book 2] 'Winter Kisses' as it continues so very…

Stolen Moments By: S.I. Hayes & J. Haney

Book Description...

"Fallon Hopkins is a good country girl. She’s twenty-three and spends her time taking care of her family, the Farm and going to the Local Farmer’s Markets to sell her sweet confections. This leaves little room for anything else. Her life is happy if not a little boring.

Justin Blackthorne is a New York City transplant, having come to Kentucky to dislodge the silver spoon from his foul mouth. He seems like a party boy, covered in tattoos, and piercings, with a lifestyle to match.

Enter Joseph Hopkins Fallon’s meddling father, after meeting Justin he decides the boy may just be the thing to get his daughter out of the farmhouse and into the real world. Enlisting the aid of his youngest son Peter they force the pair to interact even after a disastrous first meeting.

The pair quickly find they have less to fight about and more to fight for. Can they conquer the bonds of family or will it all just be Stolen Moments?"

Title:  Stolen Moments Publisher: Hayes/Han…

Faking Lucky By: Q. D. Purdu

Book Description...

"Desdemona, a pianist in the Austin life-music scene, is channel-surfing when she stumbles upon the program Marriage Exposure. The trashy television show gets people to spill all the secrets of their sex lives, and Desdemona’s ex-boyfriend just happens to be a guest. To her shock and horror, Desdemona’s ex announces on national television that he dumped her because she never got the big O. “She faked…,” he says. Every single time.
Her life is wrecked! If her friends, family and colleagues haven’t seen the interview yet, they will.
How do you survive a scandal like this? How did he know she faked? And why is it that in the bedroom, Desdemona never, ever gets lucky?
The lovable, creative and quirky heroine tackles these challenges. As Desdemona tries to run damage control on her reputation, she begins to explore her sexuality."

To her shock and horror, Desdemona’s ex announces on national television that he dumped her because--


--she never got the bi…

Ray Of Heart By: E. L. Todd

Book Description....

"Ryker finally told me what happened all those months ago. He explained his distance, his coldness.

Now everything makes sense.

I've been with Zeke for a long time now, and everything is exactly how I want it to be.

I adore him.

No, I love him.

But there's a warning deep in my gut. Zeke is acting differently, and Ryker isn't the same either.

It's the calm before the storm.

I can feel it.:

Title:  Ray Of Heart Author:  E. L. Todd Publisher:  E. L. T. Series:  Ray # 5 Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating: Five Review:
"Ray Of Heart" by E. L. Todd
My Thoughts:

What a beautiful ending to this Ray # 5 series and I must say I enjoyed all of  these series.  Rae was truly a pill at times with her changing her mind going back and forth with what she really wanted. Be
ready for a little bit of it all from 'heartache, love, friendship, heartbreak and there was even some sports' bring into the read that will definitely keep you turning th…

Zaccaro: A Stepbrother Romance by Amarie Avant

Book Description....

"Reese Dunham has two rules when it comes to men - No suits. No cops.
Evan Zaccaro is a narcotics detective on a mission to take down a dangerous biker gang, both a suit and a cop.
When Evan crosses paths with Reese while undercover, sparks fly and Reese's rules go out the window.
Despite the intense heat between the pair, there are forces keeping them apart. Reese's father was slain by the LAPD, and that's only the beginning of the secrets in her life. Next, a surprise marriage means that Reese and Evan are now step brother and sister. With the universe against them, Reese and Evan start to fall in love and fight to be together.
As Evan closes in on the gang, things take a dangerous turn and Reese is put at risk. Can Evan save her in time? And will they finally get to be together?

Note: this is a rerelease of Secrets She Keeps"

Title   Zaccaro Author:  Amarie Avant Publisher:  A. A. Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating: Five Review:

Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul By Eddie S. Glaude Jr.

Book Description....

"A powerful polemic on the state of black America that savages the idea of a post-racial society

America’s great promise of equality has always rung hollow in the ears of African Americans. But today the situation has grown even more dire. From the murders of black youth by the police, to the dismantling of the Voting Rights Act, to the disaster visited upon poor and middle-class black families by the Great Recession, it is clear that black America faces an emergency—at the very moment the election of the first black president has prompted many to believe we’ve solved America’s race problem.

Democracy in Black is Eddie S. Glaude Jr.'s impassioned response. Part manifesto, part history, part memoir, it argues that we live in a country founded on a “value gap”—with white lives valued more than others—that still distorts our politics today. Whether discussing why all Americans have racial habits that reinforce inequality, why black politics based on the civi…

Ray Of Time By: E. L. Todd

Book Description...

"Zeke and I are finally together.

Going from best friends to lovers is surprisingly easier than I thought it would be. We do everything together, and of course, the sex is fabulous.

Everything is great until Ryker shows up. He says he needs to talk to me and I think I know what it's regarding. If my suspicion is right, he's in for rejection.

Because he missed his chance a long time ago."

Title: Ray Of Time
Author: E. L. Todd
Publisher: E.L.T.
Series: Ray # 4
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: Five

"Ray Of Time" by E. L. Todd

My Views...

The author knows just how to keep our attention as this series features Rae, Zeke and let's not leave out Ryker. When it seems like everything good is going for Rae and Zeke who do you think appears and things seem to go down hill from there? The story is made with such intense that you are able to feel all of the raw emotions and oh my goodness the drama will be brought up and out front and center and I …

When The Heart Turns Cold 3 By: Charlotte Marshall-Murray

Book Description...

"In book 3 of When The Heart Turns Cold, the heat is turning up on Nala Jordan, and she has to work hard to keep her dreadful sins covered up. As the lead profiler on the case of the Philly serial-killer, Nala is doing everything she can to keep the cops on the wrong path.

Meanwhile, Nala’s husband, Kendrick Jordan, is moving on with his merry little life and planning an engagement with his new side chick, Crystal. A visit with someone from Nala’s past will help her put her recent transgressions into perspective. But will this person’s identity cause the lid to be blown off the Lady Ice investigation, or will Nala remain free to rid the world of cheating hearts?"

Title:  When The Heart Turns Cold 3 Author:  Charlotte Marshall-Murray Series:  Part 3 Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating: Four Review:
"When The Heart Turns Cold 3" by Charlotte Marshall-Murray
My Thoughts....

Well, from this last part 3 of 'When The Heat Turns Cold' we get a cl…

When The Heart Turns Cold 1& 2 By: Charlotte Marshall-Murray

Book Description....

***This is 2 books of a 3-book series***

Book 1
"Love was all Nala Jordan ever wanted, so marrying the handsome and ambitious Kendrick Jordan was more than she could’ve ever dreamed. Kendrick and Nala Jordan were inseparable from the very beginning, and they became the most highly respected and sought out power couple in Philly. They had a strong foundation, including a beautiful home, wealth and happiness…or so Nala thought. Her entire world shatters when she walks in and catches Kendrick in a compromising position. He is about to find out there is a thin line is between love and hate when Nala's heart turns cold.
Book 2
What was done in the dark has come to light and this time Nala is all cried out. The once beloved, charismatic woman has risen like a phoenix and now she is a force to be reckoned with in her career, home and in the community. Every man that crosses her path is at risk of feeling her wrath. Her desire to inflict pain is growing by the …

Dreamland Burning By: Jennifer Latham

Book Description...

"Some bodies won’t stay buried. Some stories need to be told.

When seventeen-year-old Rowan Chase finds a skeleton on her family’s property, she has no idea that investigating the brutal century-old murder will lead to a summer of painful discoveries about the past, the present, and herself.

One hundred years earlier, a single violent encounter propels seventeen-year-old Will Tillman into a racial firestorm. In a country rife with violence against blacks and a hometown segregated by Jim Crow, Will must make hard choices on a painful journey towards self discovery and face his inner demons in order to do what’s right the night Tulsa burns."

From School Library Journal... "Gr 8 Up—Latham follows up Scarlett Undercover with a rich work that links past and present in a tale that explores racial prejudice. After the remains of a skeleton are found in her Tulsa, OK, backyard, 17-year-old Rowan Chase becomes consumed with finding out the story behind the dea…

Repent at Leisure, by Stevie Turner

Book Description...

"Paul McAdam wakes up with a strange girl in his bed, with no idea who she is or where she came from.

Cat Taylor worms her way into Paul’s life, eventually moving into his flat. The arrangement suits Paul quite well until he meets Anita Fairfax, the love of his life and the girl he wishes to marry. Cat has to go, but Paul finds that she is not interested in moving out.

When Cat is found dead in Paul’s flat, he's the #1 suspect, even though there's not a shred of evidence. Anita and Paul are happily married, but she soon begins to wonder whether her new husband could have been Cat’s killer all along..."

Title:  Repent at Leisure Author:  Stevie Turner Publisher:  Creativia Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating: Four Review:
"Repent at Leisure" by Stevie Turner
My Thoughts....
This read I must say left me on the edge of my seat with this psychological thriller read.  There were so many of twist and turns the reader simply may not be able figure…

For The Sake of a Child, By Stevie Turner

Book Description....

"Ginny Ford is pleased to win the coveted job of housekeeper to the directors of PhizzFace Inc. However, her joy becomes tarnished by an accidental find whilst cleaning, leading her to suspect that all is not as it should be on the managerial corridor. Delving deeper, she is shocked to uncover corruption and a secret pedophile network that has remained hidden for years, involving the very people she has come to know and trust. Unable to live with her conscience any more, she decides that she cannot keep quiet and that she must find a way of helping all the children involved. However, by trying to help the children she discovers that she has unwittingly put her entire family at risk....."

Title:  For the Sake of a Child
Author:  Stevie Turner
Publisher: Smashwords
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: Five

"For the Sake of a Child" by Stevie Turner

My Thoughts.....

What a very interesting novel that brings out quite a read that kept my atte…