5 STARS – Oh my goodness; I loved this book! It was my first by K.K. Allen, and it definitely will not be my last. The writing is fantastic, and I absolutely loved the story. This is a beautiful and heartbreaking second-chance love story that spans a decade. It has the perfect amount of emotion, angst, and steam. A definite must-read! – Review by Abby O’Shea
5 FANTASTIC STARS – Wow! Never Let You Go by Katy Regnery was incredible! The writing was fantastic, and the story had so many great parts. I had a lot going on in “real life” while I was reading this, but I can assure you that I never put it down because I WANTED to. I was hooked from very early on, and the story held my attention throughout. There were twists and turns that weren’t expected, lots of angst, some tears, some swoony moments, some steamy love scenes, and a very happy ending. What more do you need? I HIGHLY RECOMMEND EVERYONE READ THIS ONE!! – Review by Abby O’Shea
5 STARS – I absolutely LOVED this series by Georgia Cates, and could not put it down! It had me hooked from the first couple chapters. I liked everything about this series, from the writing style to the characters and the plot, and everything in between. It had just the right amount of humor, angst, love and romance, and sex. At times, it reminded me a little of some of my absolute favorite reads (I don’t want to say which ones and mislead you at all). I will tell you, THIS IS NOT A BDSM BOOK! I assumed it was, from the title of the first book one. It’s not that kind of pain 😉 . There was a point in the second book where I felt the story was dragging a little, and I really wanted some resolution, but that’s pretty common in the second book of a trilogy. The series did have ALL the elements I LOVE (lots of feels, hot sex, a sassy heroine, a sexy alpha with a soft spot for his family, short chapters, HEA, and a fantastic epilogue). You can’t go wrong with this series! I just wonder how I never found it sooner? – Review by Abby O’Shea
THE COPPERSMITH FARMHOUSE (JAMISON VALLEY, #1) by Devney Perry
5 STARS – LOVED IT!!! A super hot, overprotective alpha cop hero and a single mom with an adorable little girl? Yes, please! The story has a bit of suspense that kept me turning the pages quickly, and the epilogue was PERFECT! Lots of feels, the perfect amount of steamy, swoony, and sweet moments make this book a must-read for anyone! – Review by Abby O’Shea
**4.5 STARS for LOVE WAR by Cary Hart
This storyline drew me in right away. I love characters who are mature and still dealing with life issues that we all have the potential to face. Meeting Drew and Aubrey when everything in their lives was falling apart helped showcase the strength they both held
Aubrey posses tenacity and it shines in everything she does. It is my favorite quality about her. She is determined to be a great mom, business owner, and overall boss babe. With all of that ,she will still take moments to feel the disappointment in her life, cry, but then put her big girl pants on and conquer what she is after.
Drew is incredible. Every time I read something he said I could hear his deep voice in my head. The love he has for his family is immeasurable. He is headstrong in the best possible way. He loves to take care of those around him, but with Aubrey, for example, he respects that she CAN do things on her own. I just loved them.
Now, there is a twist and I won’t say much about it except my jaw DROPPED. I got defensive. I might have even said “noo, no, nooooo’ to my kindle. I could tell you to read this book just for the craftsmanship that went into the twist, but then I’d be missing every dynamic this story holds. Love, Family, deceit, and awakening. This is one that will tug on the heart strings of everyone! -Review by Christina
4 STARS – This book was a fun read! Emma Hart had me laughing out loud. I really enjoyed the banter between the MC’s. For the most part, this book is about the murder cases the main characters are both working on, Noelle as a P.I., and Drake as a detective. They can’t seem to put out the sizzle between them, and finally succumb to it in the end. I always enjoy Emma Hart’s writing, and I look forward to reading the next book in the series, Tangled Bond. There is no cliffhanger, but the next book is a continuation of this story. – Review by Abby O’Shea
THE CRANBERRY INN SERIES by Beth Ehemann
4.5 OVERALL STARS – I adore this series! There is hardly another BBF that’s as swoon-worthy as Brody Murphy. A pro hockey player that falls in love with a single mom AND her twin girls? UMMM…YES, PLEASE! And he calls them “Twinkies,” for crying out loud! It’s a series that ANYONE would love. I recommend it often, especially for readers looking for a feel-good romance. This series is a for-sure win! – Review by Abby O’Shea
4.5 STARS – I loved this book! I know, I say that a lot 😉 Easy Charm by Kristen Proby was like being wrapped in a warm blanket on a cold night. It just made me feel good. I fell in love with all of the characters, and even though I didn’t read the first book in the series before I read this one, I think I will now. This is a series I’ll probably go back to every time a new one comes out. I love interconnected standalones about big families! There’s no way you can NOT fall in love with a pro baseball player that falls in love with a single mom and her 7-year old son. This was a quick, adorable, feel-good love story. And although the hero is 100% good guy, he is a dirty-talking bad boy in the bedroom. *wink* A MUST-READ! – Review by Abby O’Shea
4.5 STARS – Jay Crownover‘s Marked Men series is one of my all-time favorites, so any time I read anything new from her, I worry that it won’t live up to the tattooed boys I love so much. Every time I’m proven wrong. Jay’s writing is consistent, and so are the characters she creates. They’re always unique, perfectly flawed, real, lovable, and relatable. I’m pretty sure I highlighted more words in this book than not. So many great lines!! This book has lots of feels, and left me teary-eyed more than once. It also left me swooning hardcore for Zeb Fuller! I love, love, LOVED seeing the other side of Sayer than we had seen in MM. Once again, Jay created a character I didn’t think I’d love, but she proved me wrong! She’s wizardy like that. And I ADORE books with kids, and this kid is THE CUTEST!! If you haven’t read the Marked Men series, you can dive right into this one, but I would encourage you to read MM. If not before, than at least after. But probably before. Just read all of Jay’s books, okay? – Review by Abby O’Shea
4.5 DARK STARS – Wow! This is the kind of book I needed! King by T.M. Frazier consumed me, and I couldn’t put it down. It’s dark and it’s messed up, the kind of story that makes me wonder what is wrong with me because I like it so much. King, Doe, Preppy, and Bear held me captive throughout this entire book. There are twists that kept me on the edge of my seat, especially at the end! If you need me, I’ll be buried in Tyrant for the rest of the day!
*This book ends in a cliffy, so have Tyrant ready.
*There is an MC in this book, but the main character is not a member. So, it’s sort-of a motorcycle club book, but not really. – Review by Abby O’Shea