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{Review} On the Fly by Catherine Gayle

Rachel is changing things up on the fly for her family. Allowing anyone else to be in their lives is out of the question, at least until her instincts get back on track. Right now she trusts no one, including herself, and especially not a man like Brenden Campbell. Falling for a guy like him is a mistake she can’t afford to make twice.

{Review & Giveaway} Heart’s Desire by T.J. Kline

Jessie Hart has a soft spot for healing the broken, especially horses and children, but her business is failing and bankruptcy is looming. The one man who can save Heart Fire Ranch is the last man she wants to take advice from – financial expert Nathan Kerrington – the same man who broke her heart eight years ago.

{Review} Taking A Shot by Catherine Gayle

Taking A Shot by Catherine Gayle Series: Portland Storm #2.5 Also in this...

{Review} Only for Us by Cristin Harber

“I didn’t know you were killing yourself with work. I didn’t know you’re raising our daughter. So help me God, had I known, there is no military force on earth that would’ve kept me from you.”

{Review} Southern Perfection by Casey Peeler

Raegan strives to be perfect in every way. Varsity cheerleader, honor student, and proud granddaughter of Dover Lowery. By day, Raegan is an over-achieving high school student, but at three o’clock, her real work begins.

What happens when appearances are not what they seem? Will Raegan be able to hold on to her life as she knows it, or will she be left all alone?

{Review & Giveaway} In the Red Zone by Crista McHugh

Kiana Dyer may be the daughter of a Hall of Fame football player, but the charity organization she took over when he died isn’t getting the media attention she’d hoped for. A staged romance with Frank Kelly is just the ticket she needs to get in the spotlight. As the lines between fake and real start to blur, she begins to wonder if bailing him out was the best call she’s ever made. Just when everything seems to be falling perfectly in place, scandal surrounds her charity, and she’s the one left scrambling to clear her name.

{Review} The Virgin Romance Novelist by Meghan Quinn

Can you say briar patch in a romance novel? What about meat sword? That’s what it is…a meat sword, right, all meaty and sword like, slaying through the inner dungeons of a woman’s dark desires. What about breasts? Do bosoms really heave?

God, I have no idea what happens when private parts touch.

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{Review} The Virgin Romance Novelist by Meghan Quinn

Can you say briar patch in a romance novel? What about meat sword? That’s what it is…a meat sword, right, all meaty and sword like, slaying through the inner dungeons of a woman’s dark desires. What about breasts? Do bosoms really heave?

God, I have no idea what happens when private parts touch.

{Review & Giveaway} Baked Fresh by Annabeth Albert

From its famous coffee to the mouthwatering fare at its cafés, restaurants, and bakeries, Portland, Oregon, has a lot to whet the appetite, including the hard-working men who serve it all up—hot, fresh, and ready to go—with no reservations…

{Review} The End of All Things by Lissa Bryan

After a terrible virus ravages the planet, Carly Daniels, one of the few survivors, hides in her apartment in Juneau trying to survive the best she can with only occasional forays to gather food. With her is Sam, a wolf puppy she found starving on the streets. She is discovered by Justin, an ex-soldier who is intent on making his way to Florida before the winter sets in. Justin coaxes her out of her hiding place and convinces her to join him on his journey, because a warmer climate will be their best chance against the extremes of Mother Nature.

{Review & Giveaway} The Queen of Bright and Shiny Things by Ann Aguirre

Sage Czinski is trying really hard to be perfect. If she manages it, people won’t peer beyond the surface, or ask hard questions about her past. She’s learned to substitute causes for relationships, and it’s working just fine… until Shane Cavendish strolls into her math class. He’s a little antisocial, a lot beautiful, and everything she never knew she always wanted.

{Review} Shadows Have Gone by Lissa Bryan

The shadows are closing in. Carly has to find out whether she has the strength to stand on her own when all of her support has fallen away. What remains when the shadows have gone?

{Cover Reveal} Age of Blood by Shauna Granger

Age of Blood by Shauna Granger Series: Ash and Ruin #3 Also in this series: W

{Cover Reveal} Cookie Cutter by Jo Richardson

Iris Alden and Carter Blackwood couldn’t be more different…

{Cover Reveal} Into the Blind by Helen Rena

In a world where everyone is gifted, be it in dancing, lightning-bringing, or death-giving, Ever is born…all-powerful.

{Cover Reveal} The Middle Aisle by Taylor Dean

Zoe Grayson is back in Lancaster House, ordered to bed rest for the duration of her unexpected pregnancy. There’s just one catch…

{Cover Reveal & Giveaway} Lancaster House by Taylor Dean

Zoe Grayson needs a change. So, she moves to another state, purchases an old, dilapidated 1920s Victorian Mansion, and sets out to restore it to its former glory.

{Review & Giveaway} Heart’s Desire by T.J. Kline

Jessie Hart has a soft spot for healing the broken, especially horses and children, but her business is failing and bankruptcy is looming. The one man who can save Heart Fire Ranch is the last man she wants to take advice from – financial expert Nathan Kerrington – the same man who broke her heart eight years ago.

{Review & Giveaway} In the Red Zone by Crista McHugh

Kiana Dyer may be the daughter of a Hall of Fame football player, but the charity organization she took over when he died isn’t getting the media attention she’d hoped for. A staged romance with Frank Kelly is just the ticket she needs to get in the spotlight. As the lines between fake and real start to blur, she begins to wonder if bailing him out was the best call she’s ever made. Just when everything seems to be falling perfectly in place, scandal surrounds her charity, and she’s the one left scrambling to clear her name.

{Review & Giveaway} Love So Irresistible by Marquita Valentine

All former Navy SEAL Mason Lawson craves is solitude. Unfortunately, his new neighbor won’t allow him the peace he so desperately needs. Between the traffic and the music, Mason is constantly on edge—not exactly what the doctor ordered for someone recovering from a bullet to the leg. However, when he finally has enough and confronts his neighbor, nothing can prepare him for how hot he’d get for the teacher next door.

{Review & Giveaway} Baked Fresh by Annabeth Albert

From its famous coffee to the mouthwatering fare at its cafés, restaurants, and bakeries, Portland, Oregon, has a lot to whet the appetite, including the hard-working men who serve it all up—hot, fresh, and ready to go—with no reservations…

{Review & Giveaway} The Queen of Bright and Shiny Things by Ann Aguirre

Sage Czinski is trying really hard to be perfect. If she manages it, people won’t peer beyond the surface, or ask hard questions about her past. She’s learned to substitute causes for relationships, and it’s working just fine… until Shane Cavendish strolls into her math class. He’s a little antisocial, a lot beautiful, and everything she never knew she always wanted.

{Top Ten Tuesday} Top Ten 2014 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn’t Get To

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{Top Ten Tuesday} Top Ten Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Bringing This Year

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{Waiting on Wednesday} Stan by C.J. Duggan

In a world built by mundane routine and small-town boredom, this summer promises to be anything but boring.

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{Spotlight & Giveaway} Against Me by Freya Barker

Patience has always been Caleb Whitetail’s strength. Quiet and unassuming is what you see with the GFI investigator, but the blood boils hot right under the surface. He kept his distance for years only to see the woman who has held his attention almost lose her life not just once, but twice. He is done standing in the shadows.

{Spotlight & Giveaway} Deep Blue Eternity by Natasha Boyd

Livvy is on the run. And she’s escaped to the one place nobody will ever find her. But the isolated cottage isn’t empty. Her refuge is home to a troubled stranger, Tom, there for reasons of his own.

{Spotlight & Giveaway} Haunted Love by Jessica Frances

I always assumed that death was the end. So when my life was cruelly taken away from me, I never thought I would get a second chance to say what I needed to.

{Spotlight & Giveaway} Day One by Summer Lane

The apocalypse took everything from Elle: her family, her world and now…her friends.

{Spotlight & Giveaway} Numbers Game by Rebecca Rode

Treena can’t wait for Rating Day. Her high score will mean a life of luxury, showing the world that she’s a valuable member of society, not a pathetic waste of space. It won’t hurt her chances with her top-Rated boyfriend, either. But when the big day arrives, her true number shocks everyone.

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March Reviews

{Review} The Supermodel’s Best Friend by Gretchen Galway{Review} Where the Road Takes Me by Jay McLean{Review} The Trouble with Temptation by Adrienne Bell{Review} My Champion by Glynnis Campbell{Review} The Agent Next Door by Adrienne Bell{Review} Tucker by Juliana Stone{Review} Weekend with the Tycoon by Kaira Rouda{Review} Heart & Soul by Lee Strauss{Review & Giveaway} Wild Reckless by Ginger Scott{Review} Absolute Beginners by SJ Hooks{Review & Giveaway} Crashing Into Love by Melissa Foster{Review & Giveaway} Part Time Cowboy by Maisey Yates{Review} All That Remains by Michele G. Miller{Review & Giveaway} When It’s Right by Jennifer Ryan{Review & Giveaway} At Wolf Ranch by Jennifer Ryan{Review} A Different Kind of Fine by K.K. Hendin{Review} The Cowboy and the Angel by T.J. Kline{Review & Giveaway} Served Hot by Annabeth Albert{Review & Giveaway} Crashing the Net by Jami Davenport{Review} Crashing the Boards by Jami Davenport{Review} Only for Him by Cristin Harber{Review} Holding Strong by Lori Foster{Review} Going Long by Ginger Scott

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