Desert Wolf by Linda Thomas-Sundstrom

A highly unusual storyline makes DESERT WOLF constantly fascinating. The unique werewolves created by Linda Thomas-Sundstrom are present, and their distinctive traits once again make them atypical from those usually read. But it is the numerous secrets and mysteries to be solved that really make the story exceptional. I was repeatedly intrigued with the many unanticipated incidents which occur, and when answers were finally given, I was often totally stunned. From start to finish, the story kept me captivated because of all the unknowns plus interesting characters.

After inheriting some land in Arizona from her father, Paxton Hall returns to the place where she lived as a child in the hope of quickly selling it and then returning to Maryland. However, there is one big problem keeping this objective from being simple. It seems there is an abandoned old western town which was once open to the public sitting in the middle of the property she now owns, and it belongs to Grant Wade. So Paxton has come to the hot desert in the hope of getting this stranger’s cooperation.

Her preconceived notions about Grant are far from correct, as it turns out he was once a Texas Ranger and is about her age. When Paxton tries to negotiate with him, he makes it clear there will be no deals made. What she does not know is the man opposing her is a werewolf, and the ghost town of Desperado is where the Lycan Alpha has concealed his pack. A multitude of secrets are being kept by Grant, and deciding what to actually tell Paxton is a huge gamble.

When a human and werewolf meet, there are often some problems to overcome. But the dilemmas Grant and Paxton must face are definitely much bigger than just worrying about different species. While he is aware of much more that is going on in Desperado than her, as she is in the dark at first, there are still some uncertainties for him to also discover. As truths become known, their choices about each new development could be disastrous if not chosen wisely. The confusion Grant and Paxton feel at times left me also speculating about the many possible explanations for what was taking place. Some subtle clues are scattered throughout the story, and I never knew if my deductions were right until every detail was exposed. The superb writing talent of Linda Thomas-Sundstrom certainly shines in DESERT WOLF, a very original paranormal novel.

What could have been an uncomplicated transaction is anything but that for Paxton, and the emotional issues in her life after arriving back home are heartbreaking. I cannot imagine having so many things to decide at once, and the author does not make her path to being happy easy. She has always been spirited, and every bit of her spunk is going to be needed to survive the nonstop predicaments. Grant is a wonderful hero, as he is protective plus compassionate and devoted. As the Alpha, he has countless responsibilities, and I liked how swiftly he moved Paxton up the list. These two go through so many emotional moments, and I enjoyed seeing how they would react to the situation and each other.

I voluntarily reviewed the book and all comments are my honest opinion

Publisher:  Harlequin Nocturne

Releases:  August 1, 2017

Purchase:  http://tinyurl.com/ydgmfn6x

Genre:  Paranormal

Author website:  http://www.lindathomas-sundstrom.com/

Rating:  4.5 Stars

All or Nothing at All by Jennifer Probst

There is not a single moment in ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL where I was not totally held spellbound by the circumstances taking place. Jennifer Probst had me truly feeling the emotions connected to every new development, and how strongly I was affected by these events often left me breathless. From gut-wrenching anguish to satisfying sex to unpredicted enjoyment, I was caught up in whatever was happening in the lives of Tristan Pierce and Sydney Greene. Though the couple has been met in prior books, their inner dreams and haunting past mistakes were never fully revealed until their own story told me what lead to their current behavior. The path each decides to take in ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL is a journey filled with self-discovery and unexpected feelings.

After his mother was killed in an accident, Tristan Pierce feels like there is nothing left for him in his hometown. He and his father never agree on anything, and there is no way he will work for the family construction business, Pierce Brothers. Though he has a girlfriend, he cannot stay just for her and they break up right before he goes to New York City in order to carry out his aspirations While many of his goals are reached, there are times when he does think about having left Sydney Greene behind.

When his father dies years later, a stipulation in the will requires Tristan to work with his brothers or the business will be lost. Though he would rather not, he does leave his successful career as a realtor and comes back home. His time at the company’s office is often frustrating because Sydney works in the office, and her new proposal will have them being in close contact on a daily basis. Both are determined to put their full focus on their shared project, but past memories are hard to not recall.

While there are always lots of emotional situations in a story by Jennifer Probst, the feelings expressed all though ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL are some of the most profound I have ever read. I was deeply touched when Sydney made her thoughts known to Tristan during any disagreement, and his reactions to a long-hidden secret had my heart racing as I waited to see how everything would play out. Ms. Probst had built up my trepidation over what this couple would do when the truth came out, and I was not disappointed by their honest responses. Though there are some painful moments in the story, there are plenty of heartwarming instances, too. The candid discussions between Tristan and his brothers could be packed with hilarious comments or earnest sincerity, and the scenes where Sydney’s daughter is featured had me smiling at her delightful actions. When Tristan and Sydney are engaging in sexual intimacy, their enthusiasm caused these encounters to be off-the-charts steamy.

All the very appealing characters in the Billionaire Builders series whom I have come to adore were in the final book, and I also got to see any new happenings in their lives. Cal and Morgan plus Dalton and Raven play important parts from at times, and then there is the lovable Becca and even several cute animals whose conduct made me laugh. I will certainly miss this series, and can only hope its characters get mentioned in future books.

I voluntarily reviewed the book from the publisher, and all comments are my honest opinion

Series:  Billionaire Builders – Book 3

Publisher:  Gallery

Releases:  June 25, 2017

Purchase:  http://tinyurl.com/y829ykf8

Genre:  Contemporary

Author website:  http://www.jenniferprobst.com/

Rating:  5 Stars

Kid Chaos by Zoe Dawson

Danger keeps escalating in the second SEAL Team Alpha story, while romantic entanglements unexpectedly come into the lives of two focused individuals. The backgrounds of Ashe Wilder and Paige Sinclair are complex, and both have chosen risky careers. Neither is looking for anything permanent when they meet, as she is on an important assignment while he needs to unwind. But they have dedicated their lives to helping others, so when threats increase, they are ready to put themselves in jeopardy to make certain good wins over evil. Zoe Dawson makes her stories about SEALs and the women who come to love them captivatingly believable at all times. I never knew what would happen next, but I did know that it would be imaginative with lots of detail. KID CHAOS is highly entertaining with dangerous exploits and scorching passion.

While he was deployed on a long secret mission, the girlfriend of Ashe Wilder found someone new because the Navy SEAL was constantly gone. So when the soldier known as Kid Chaos returns to the states, he learns their relationship is over. The next time he gets some time off, he decides to do some bike riding in the Andes mountains of Bolivia. Ashe uses a tour company in the country to set up his excursion, and he is ready for some high-energy outings.

The woman who checks him in is actually a NCIS agent covertly working to discover if weapons stolen in the U.S. have ended up in this region plus learn of anyone linked to the theft. When Paige Sinclair meets a new client, there is a potent attraction between them. Though she realizes her full concentration needs to be on the assignment, she sure would like to enjoy a brief fling with the tempting man. When an incident reveals their true identities, Ashe is ready to assist Paige regardless of whatever challenge arises.

Easily a standalone story because of thorough explanations, KID CHAOS begins where the first book in the series ended. The camaraderie amongst the elite group of SEALs is very evident, as their bond is shown with friendly putdowns and loyalty. They work very well when on a mission, as each person understands their responsibility. Military stories are always a favorite, and Zoe Dawson knows how to make these courageous individuals come across as admirable and certainly genuine. Whether they are fighting an enemy or providing companionship for their fellow soldiers, their responses are realistic.

Getting to know Ashe was especially enjoyable, as he has the most outgoing personality. From comments to actions, this lively man had me feeling a connection and wanting him to find someone special. While he may appear to be in good spirits, inside he feels the loss of past relationships. Paige has never taken the time to get really close to a man, as she had other duties which seemed more crucial. But after coming in contact with Ashe, she starts to question much about her life, just as he comes to do, too. I definitely liked how Ms. Dawson made her romantic couple tough when needed, yet also vulnerable to real life experiences. The story has several hints about the next book, and it also appears the SEAL team has more perilous future missions.

I voluntarily reviewed the book and all comments are my honest opinion

Series:  SEAL Team Alpha – Book 2

Publisher:  Blue Moon Creative

Releases:  July 17, 2017

Purchase:  http://tinyurl.com/y7mmzz8w

Genre:  Suspense

Author website:  http://zoedawson.com/

Rating:  5 Stars

 

A Momentary Marriage by Candace Camp

Emotional circumstances at the very start of A MOMENTARY MARRIAGE grab your attention, and the enthrallment only intensifies with each new compelling development. The story takes place in England during the 1880’s, where a woman on her own without any foreseeable funds can face a grim future. When a medical condition leaves a man feeling hopeless, he and a desperate woman find themselves married to each other because it is logical. There are definitely no emotions involved, and they really do not even like one another. But as their true natures are gradually revealed and unanticipated events arise, the hero and heroine of the story come to comprehend there just might be more to their relationship than either ever imagined existing. A MOMENTARY MARRIAGE is an entertainingly original and believable novel written by Candace Camp.

When Sir James de Vere realized there was a very good chance of him dying, he knew exactly where he wants to live while waiting on the unavoidable. Grace Hill is his country estate and being away from his insufferable family will also give him some peace. Since no one in London seems able to do anything for him, James is advised to see Dr. Hinsdale in Canterbury before going home. But upon reaching the house where the doctor lives, he is informed by the man’s daughter that he has died.

The death of her father has caused Laura Hinsdale must heartache, especially since there is not enough money to pay all the debts. When James shows up, she is shocked to see the man with whom she once had an unpleasant conversation related to his cousin. Though he leaves after hearing her father has passed away, he returns the next day with a proposal of marriage. He would rather she inherit much of his wealth than family members for whom he has no respect. While there will never be any emotional connection between James and Laura, they come to an agreement for practical reasons.

A wide range of emotions are expressed in A MOMENTARY MARRIAGE, where the reactions of characters are always realistic. Lighthearted moments are conveyed with lots of clever banter, and the sharp-witted comments of James and Laura demonstrated they have a dry sense of humor. I chuckled often throughout the story, as the playfulness of their responses was often very unexpected. There are certainly several instances that pertain to his being ill that are very serious, and I was truly worried on more than one occasion. Ms. Camp could have me feeling anxious during one situation, and then being overjoyed when something positive happened. The relationship between James and Laura is convincing, as it changes from indifference to where feelings are surprisingly becoming entangled in what will ultimately occur.

There is an unforeseen turn in the story, one which leads to plenty of family drama and even some very suspenseful episodes. Ms. Camp has concocted a particularly intriguing mystery in the lives of James and Laura, and the unpredicted incidents that keep cropping up kept me from finding a place to stop reading. Numerous secondary characters added much interest to the scenes in which they are featured, and there is even a delightful dog whose antics made me smile. I have read books by Candace Camp for years, and A MOMENTARY MARRIAGE is another keeper.

I voluntarily reviewed the book from the publisher, and all comments are my honest opinion

Publisher:  Pocket Books

Releases:  June 25, 2017

Purchase:  http://tinyurl.com/yankyssh

Genre:  Historical

Author website:  http://www.candace-camp.com/

Rating:  4 Stars

KISS MY BOOTS by Harper Sloan blog tour

About the book:

KISS MY BOOTS by Harper Sloan

Book 2 in The Coming Home Series

Pocket Books – $7.99 – 9781501155215

July 18, 2017

 

Praise for Kiss My Boots, Book 2:

“[A] steamy book for your summer reading list…Modern Cliterature…Enjoy [this] lusty [passage] adapted from summer’s raciest reads…”

Cosmopolitan, July 2017

 “Ms. Sloan reeled me in with sassy dialogue, tempting characters and heartwarming moments. Kiss My Boots will walk all over your heart and leave you with a smile.”

Hopeless Romantic

“Jesus Jones!!! Harper, I loved this book so much! Quinn and Tate melted my heart. I am actually at a loss of words on this one. The characters made me laugh like crazy. Their constant banter and sassy comebacks were on point. Harper did an amazing job!… Harper this book is beautiful! I loved it so much! I cant wait for the next one. These characters have won my heart over! Get ready for some tension and hotness folks!”

—The Smutbrarians

“Wow! This was so awesome. Harper Sloan has fast become a one click author for me and I’m yet to read one of her stories that I don’t get fully invested in and devour. After finishing book one in the Coming Home series, Lost Rider, and falling in love with Quinn, I could not wait to get my hands on Kiss My Boots and read Quinn’s story. I loved every minute as I knew I would…I think it’s pretty safe to say I would highly recommend this story to anyone who loves second chance love stories involving an absolutely badass heroine and a sweet lovable hero who will stop at nothing to win back the love of his life. This story is just pure awesomeness. Check it out, you know you want to.”

Steamy Reads

“A light-hearted sweet love story…The story flows at a steady pace with little drama…Kiss My Boots was a sweet, sexy, second-chance love story with a high dose of hilarious banters and swoony romance. Light, easy summer read.”

—AC Book Blog

“Great characters, quirky sayings (I laughed so hard at a few, I nearly fell off the couch!) and steamy, sexy scenes. I  cannot wait for the next in the series…no way am I missing it!!”

—Reecaspieces

“The songs Harper Sloan adds in the beginning to each chapter make a great playlist matching the chapters and the book. I highly enjoyed this book and rate it a full 5 ★”

SnoopyDoo’s Book Reviews

 “I loved, loved, loved the first book in this series, Lost RiderKiss My Boots features a sister as the main character. Very excited for this one.”

Smexy Books

  

Praise for Lost Rider, Book 1:

“Sloan hits it out of the park with her first Coming Home contemporary western romance…Maverick is a perfect hero: multilayered, complicated, deeply damaged, yet blooming with the new promise of love. Leighton is appealing and real, as are a strong supporting cast of characters whom readers will be glad to follow into sequels. Sloan enhances the gripping story with country songs that open each chapter. This absolutely spectacular effort catapults Sloan to the top of her genre.”

—Publishers Weekly (STARRED REVIEW)

“The first book in Sloan’s Coming Home series is a supersexy second-chance read with a handsome ex-rodeo cowboy hero and the girl he left behind. The characters are well written and the bedroom scenes are hot…Sloan does a wonderful job with portraying the secondary characters, and it looks like Quinn’s story, which is next up, is going to be a good one.”

RT VIP Salon

“Sloan brings plenty of heat to this otherwise very thoughtful, building love story, the first in her Coming Home series…Maverick’s pursuit of Leighton and her slow acceptance ignites the vivid ranch and small-town settings. Contemporary western romances are challenging to write, and Sloan makes it fun to read about realistic ways cowboys can fit into modern society. Readers will look forward to learning how the uncovered family secrets affect siblings Clay and Quinn in future books.”

—Booklist

 “Sloan begins a new Western series with engaging characters and an appealing small-town setting; her second-chance-at-love romance resonates emotionally…Sloan knows her way around sexual tension and emotional intensity.”

—Kirkus

 

About the book:

Hang on to your Stetsons this summer, because you’re in for one wild ride! Get lost in the second installment of New York Times bestselling author Harper Sloan’s Coming Home series, KISS MY BOOTS. In the second installment, the wildest Davis of them all is looking for love…maybe.

Quinn Davis prefers to live her life quietly. She’s the stereotypical tomboy with two overprotective big brothers who have always looked out for her. Of course, it doesn’t help that her heart has already been hardened when it comes to devilishly handsome cowboys with silver tongues. That is, until Tate Montgomery comes riding back into town. Their first meeting, however, is far from something out of a fairy tale and only further convinces Quinn that men aren’t worth her time.

Growing up, the one time Tate ever truly felt at home was during the long, sweltering summer months he spent at his gram and paw’s farm in Pine Oak, Texas. Now, Tate has returned to his childhood sanctuary seeking a fresh start—but if he’s being entirely honest, he’s not just back for the Wranglers and Stetsons. During those summers, Quinn was a friend turned young love who Tate lost when life threw him a curveball and he cut all ties to his past, but all it takes is one glance at the raven-haired beauty, who he did his best to forget, for him to realize just how much he’s been missing…

Can two people who have stopped believing in love take a chance to find it in each other again? Or will the pain of the past prove too great a hurdle to conquer?

KISS MY BOOTS is the second go-round in this Texas-set series filled with sizzle, heart, and plenty of cowboys!

 

Giveaway:

We are giving away one copy of Book 1, Lost Rider! Just comment to win. Giveaway ends August 1st. Please note, you can only win once and must have a U.S. address.

Kiss My Boots blog tour:

July 18

The Librarian Talks

Bookaholics Romance Book Club

Collector of Book Boyfriends

Dirty Girl Romance

Four Chicks Flipping Pages

Always Reviewing

Reviews by Crystal

Bookbitch

Abigail Books Addiction

A Midlife Wife

July 19

Margie’s Must Reads

Lovely Reads

Romancing Rakes for the Love of Romance

Swoonworthy

Positively Book Crazy

Book Lovers for Life

Romance Junkies

Dirty & Thirty

KT Book Reviews

FMR BookGrind

July 20

Passionate Encounters

Reading Frenzy

Book Bitches

Reads By Rose

Nose Stuck in a Book

The Reading Cafe

Dew on the Kudzu

An Asian Chick and Her Cat Walk into a Book Blog

Good Family Reads

 

July 21

Once Upon a Twilight

Booktalk with Eileen

SOS Aloha

Mrs. Leif’s Two Fangs About It

Tigris Eden

Literati Literature Lovers

Celticlady’s Reviews

Little Black Book Reviews

July 22

From the TBR Pile

July 24

The Lovely Books

Simply Angela

Toot’s Book Reviews

Crossroad Reviews

July 25

Two Book Pushers

Ever After Book Blog

Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

Jathan & Heather

Coffee, Books & My Kindle

July 26

Babbling About Books, and More

Everyday Gyaan

July 28

The Reading Addict

Reading Between the Wines

July 29

Lori’s Reading Corner

July 31

JoJo the Bookaholic

August 1

Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

Sexy Book Reviews

 

About the author:

Harper Sloan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Corps Security and Hope Town series. She started writing as a way to unwind when the house went to sleep at night. Harper lives in Georgia with her family. Visit her at AuthorHarperSloan.com or Facebook.com/HarperSloanBooks.

Rescued by the Billionaire CEO By Amelia Autin

Intensely emotional scenes can be found all throughout the latest Man on a Mission story, and Amelia Autin makes each situation highly realistic. This author is known for creating stories which are very convincing because of how believable each development comes across, and I was totally caught up in uncovering what would ultimately happen in the lives of her newest romantic couple. There are a large number of touching discussions and honest feelings depicted in the book, and unexpected threats are perfectly interwoven into the compelling love story. RESCUED BY THE BILLIONAIRE CEO is a gripping novel of emotional realism and frightening danger.

After making a career change to work as the assistant to an actor, Alana Richardson moves to Hong Kong and hopes she made the right decision. What she did not expect was to be snatched off the street by ruthless assailants and taken to an unknown location. Her future looks dire until a man manages to get her safely away from the area. Alana has no idea who he is, but she is certainly thankful yet also curious.

Though Jason Moore owns a successful electronics company in Hong Kong, his actions with another venture called Right Makes Might actually bring him even more satisfaction. It does not take Alana long to deduce who her savior is because of a connection with her employer, and she admires his willingness to carry out covert missions to help those in danger. While Jason believes it would be better for him to ignore the potent pull between him and Alana, he decides discovering if their attraction could lead anywhere is worth the risk.

I know a story written by Amelia Autin will completely hold my interest on every page, and RESCUED BY THE BILLIONAIRE CEO proves this fact again and again. Jason and Alana are a couple whose personal problems could certainly exist, and any reactions to difficulties that arise are also very imaginable. Their sentiments range from painful memories to overwhelming joy to angry outbursts, and I felt as though each response was spot-on for the circumstances taking place. During heartfelt conversations, I was profoundly affected by either what Alana or Jason said. Then there are the instances where these two divulged their innermost feelings in thoughts which contained much sincerity.

While Alana tries to be truthful when she talks with Jason, he does keep some parts of his life a secret because he does not want to influence her opinion about him. There is also a part of his past that still affects him as an adult, and the skillful writing of Ms. Autin had me experiencing much empathy for him.  Alana is definitely a compassionate person, and her ease in making others feel better had me respecting this amazing woman. The relationship of these two is filled with many ups and downs, where passion is particularly genuine and feelings can be candidly frank or left unspoken. Any dangerous aspects are all too real, and wanting to know how everything would end kept me reading. The Hong Kong setting is very colorfully described, and I often felt as though I was right there with the characters. Several individuals from past stories are featured from time to time, but enough is revealed about them to make this story a standalone.

I voluntarily reviewed the book and all comments are my honest opinion

Series:  Man on a Mission

Publisher:  Harlequin Romantic Suspense

Releases:  August 1, 2017

Purchase:  http://tinyurl.com/ybuxu8ks

Genre:  Suspense

Author website:  http://www.ameliaautin.com/

Rating:  5 Stars

Accidental Sire by Molly Harper

If your spirits need boosting, the Half-Moon Hollow series has just the right story to improve your mood. From the very first release, these amusing paranormal stories have caused uncontrollable laughter, and the latest book is once again hilariously entertaining. There are comical incidents along with plenty of snarky retorts, and I could always picture the event happening because of the author’s descriptive writing. Molly Harper never disappoints when it comes to delivering original characters who find themselves in unique situations, and ACCIDENTAL SIRE causes numerous laugh filled moments.

After Meagan Keene meets a nice young man at a college party, she is thrilled when Ben Overby invites her to go on a date with him. Sadly, her happiness is short lived because she is hit with a heavy frisbee being tossed by some other students who are vampires. When it becomes apparent there is no hope she will recover from her injuries, a random vampire volunteers to turn her so she might continue to exist.

Upon waking up, Meagan realizes she is now one of the undead, and her first visitor is Ben checking to make certain she is doing all right. But there seems to be several irregularities when it comes to her new condition, so she is going to be carefully monitored by a vampire belonging to the World Council for the Equal Treatment of the Undead until she is thought to be safe. It certainly appears that Meagan’s potential romance with Ben is over before it even starts.

A visit to Half-Moon Hollow, Kentucky is always a special treat, as many of its residents are one of a kind. Jane and her hunky husband Gabriel are featured all throughout this story, and they made scenes extra enjoyable with their personal brand of humor. The high-spirited Ophelia does her usual thing, while the adorable looking yet actually sort of creepy Georgie shows off. And I certainly cannot forget Dick and his assortment of cleverly phrased t-shirts. If you have ever read this series, it is great catching up with favorite characters, and a first-time meeting of them will make you want to go back and discover what was missed.

What happens to Meagan and Ben is unplanned, and it leads to all kinds of hilarious mishaps and a number of unexpected repercussions. Molly Harper has many situations taking place that are very laughable as a new vampire does not always react as anticipated, especially when several traits are far from normal for their kind. However, there are also some suspenseful instances where outcomes could have serious consequences. The author has come up with a few distinct features for Ben and Meagan, and I found delight in each new aspect. The world Molly Harper has created for her paranormal beings in ACCIDENTAL SIRE is very ground-breaking since circumstances are like no other series. As Meagan comes to terms with living as one of the undead, she and Ben must also work through quite a lot of problems. Young love can be difficult for anyone, but their added supernatural troubles makes forming a relationship doubly hard. I am just glad to have had the opportunity to go on this imaginative journey with two likable individuals and all their diverse friends.

I voluntarily reviewed the book from the publisher via NetGalley, and all comments are my honest opinion

Series:  Half-Moon Hollow

Publisher:  Pocket Star

Releases:  June 24, 2017

Purchase:  http://tinyurl.com/yalyetaa

Genre:  Paranormal

Author website:  http://mollyharper.com/

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Fly Away with Me by Susan Fox

The picturesque setting and unique individuals in the first book of the Blue Moon Harbor series come alive because of skillful wording and colorful descriptions. What is seen while flying over actual places in the Gulf Islands near Victoria, British Columbia makes me want to visit this beautiful area, and getting to know the many inhabitants in the small fictional town left me thinking they would make great neighbors. Characters created by Susan Fox are always very true-to-life, and the many highs and lows they must face when love unexpectedly enters their life is shown with much realism. Regardless of what is taking place, my own feelings were constantly being affected because of how connected I felt to these likable people. FLY AWAY WITH ME is an emotional journey of determining what is truly important in life.

Though the scenery Eden Blaine first saw after landing in Vancouver is stunning, she has not come to do sightseeing. Her mother is desperate to locate a sister who has not been heard from for years, and finding the missing woman could lift the spirits of her ill parent. Eden’s aunt came to Destiny Island back in the 1960’s to join a commune, and there was no further contact. With no real leads, the Ottawa lawyer plans to talk with some of the older residents that might perhaps remember her relative.

Getting to the bed and breakfast where she will be staying while in Blue Moon Harbor is achieved by flying on a seaplane, and Aaron Gabriel is the pilot. When he hears the reason that Eden has come to the area, he offers to assist her since he knows most of the locals. Because she does not have much time to search, agreeing to let him introduce her to folks will be beneficial. Although her long-time boyfriend is now out of her life, she is not interested is starting a new relationship. But having a short fling with the enticing pilot might just fit into her schedule.

There is plenty of drama all throughout FLY AWAY WITH ME, where family matters and personal wishes collide. Eden is a very loyal daughter because the health problems of her mother come first. Putting the needs of those whom she loves before her own wants is always her main concern, but upon meeting Aaron, she dreams of a future that she knows is impossible. He may have a much different philosophy from Eden when it comes to love, but he surprisingly still finds himself being profoundly drawn to her. I was often held spellbound as I watched these two hopefully work through the many troubles that could keep them from forming a lasting relationship. The dilemmas tossed their way are certainly realistic, as what caused them to worry could arise in the life of anyone.

Emotions run high in the story, and Susan Fox depicts responses with honest reactions and heartfelt discussions. Whether a situation pertains to the romance between Eden and Aaron, or relates to an unforeseen family predicament, every situation comes across as believable. The mystery of what happened to the aunt is cleverly handled, and I kept hoping for a happy ending. There are more books to come in the Blue Moon Harbor series, and I am very eager for the next story being released later this year.

I voluntarily reviewed the book and all comments are my honest opinion

Series:  Blue Moon Harbor

Publisher:  Zebra

Releases:  June 25, 2017

Purchase:  http://tinyurl.com/y8phqcv8

Genre:   Contemporary

Author website:  http://www.susanlyons.ca/index.php

Rating:  5 Stars

Stolen Kisses with Her Boss by Susan Carlisle

If two people do not think alike on many important matters, it can be hard for them to form a connection. While the couple believes that there is no prospect of them ever being together, the heart often does not listen to what the mind is telling it and pushes for a chance of possible true happiness. In STOLEN KISSES WITH HER BOSS, a man and woman have different thoughts about family life, and they get to experience the numerous highs and lows of what happens when someone constantly puts the needs of others before their own. Susan Carlisle kept me totally captivated with complicated emotional issues, hopeful dreams, and unanticipated medical concerns.

After an accident caused the death of her parents, the primary focus in the life of Cynthia Marcum is responsibility for her siblings. Though she had been close to a certain man, their relationship fell apart because of how the actions of both changed. Now she dedicates her time to transcribing medical tapes for several doctors in Birmingham in order to make sure the wishes of her younger brothers are met.

When Cynthia is asked by Dr. Sean Donovan to take on some additional work, she agrees because the extra cash will come in handy. What she did not count on is how actually meeting the doctor with a very sexy voice would affect her. Though Sean and Cynthia are from much different backgrounds plus have dissimilar views on family, they cannot seem to keep from hoping their friendly business association turns into something more personal.

All throughout the latest convincing medical romance from Susan Carlisle, I was wanting Sean and Cynthia to be able to work out the details of any conflicts. She unexpectedly had to become the parent to her brothers, and she takes this obligation very seriously. Any situation dealing with them is more essential than her desires, so she has become independent and does not date. But after hearing the voice of Sean night after night while doing his transcriptions, she has fantasized about him. When the reality turns out to be even much better, she finds herself responding to him in ways she never has before. Sean’s upbringing greatly influences how he now acts, yet being around Cynthia and her loving family causes him to begin feeling confused. I really enjoyed watching this couple work through their various problems, and Ms. Carlisle definitely does not make it easy for them as troubles keep arising.

There are plenty of emotional situations in the story, and whether Sean and Cynthia are feeling cheerful or sad, the scenes have honest responses. The passion between them is expressed with plenty of heat, and I was delighted when they enjoyed other fun activities together as neither often has much fun. Susan Carlisle has created particularly appealing individuals, where reactions are ones that I could see someone having in real life. STOLEN KISSES WITH HER BOSS is touching at times and always entertaining.

I voluntarily reviewed the book and all comments are my honest opinion

Publisher:  Harlequin Medical Romance

Releases:  June 18, 2017

Purchase:  http://tinyurl.com/y9bb9dmk

Genre:  Contemporary

Author website:   http://www.susancarlisle.com/

Rating:  4.5 Stars

Kiss My Boots by Harper Sloan

The emotional intensity in KISS MY BOOTS is deeply affecting because of the genuineness conveyed in every scene. I felt anxious during serious situations when outcomes were uncertain, while laughter was uncontrollable because of countless conversations filled with quick-witted banter. Harper Sloan managed to keep me fully engrossed while reading the second book in the Coming Home series, as her characters are described so well that they actually feel like they are truly real.

Since her father owned an auto shop that specialized in custom work, Quinn Davis became fascinated with cars at an early age. She has taken over the business and really enjoys her days at the garage, and though she has plenty of interaction with men, she has not dated in a long time. The reason for her disinterest is because of the way her relationship with Tate Montgomery ended. While he only came to stay with his grandparents during the summer months, Quinn thought what was between them could survive when he went away one more time. Sadly, it did not.

When she first hears the man who broke her heart is coming back to Pine Oak, Texas to live, she cannot keep the long-buried memories from being dredged up again. There was a huge reason Tate never returned to the one place where he felt at home, and he hopes Quinn will eventually forgive him. But getting the feisty woman to change her mind about him will take some clever scheming.

With plenty of honest emotions and fiery passionate encounters, KISS MY BOOTS captivates during every believable set of circumstances. From the very start, feelings are expressed with candid openness, and the truth behind any sentiment was easily sensed because of the author’s skillful writing. Harper Sloan has certainly written a winning novel, as I came to strongly care about the welfare of the main characters. Tate proved over and over again that he is someone worthy of being loved, and why he never came back to Pine Oak is cleverly conceived in order to give him another opportunity with Quinn. While she was terribly hurt when he left her never to return and is still suffering, I was very glad she gave him the chance to explain at some point and not drag out their differences for the whole story as some books seem to do. Though trust does need to be built as Tate and Quinn come to know one another again, their desire is even more potent than before. Their love scenes are definitely steamy, and their lusty craving adds plenty of enthusiastic creativity.

There are so many wonderful characters in the Coming Home series, from Tate and Quinn to friends and relatives. I experienced the many ups and downs in their lives, and I also came to know these individuals on a very personal level as new details became known. There were a huge number of moments where amusement was present, as comments would come across as hilarious while actions could be comical, too. I will definitely be recalling some of the more humorous incidents, because they are just too original to forget. It was great catching up with Maverick and Leigh from the first book, and I cannot wait until Clay’s book is released.

I voluntarily reviewed the book from the publisher via NetGalley, and all comments are my honest opinion

Series:  Coming Home – Book 2

Publisher:  Pocket

Releases:  July 18, 2017

Purchase:  http://tinyurl.com/y7zyz8ud

Genre:  Contemporary

Author website:  http://authorharpersloan.com/

Rating:  5 Stars