R E V I E W ➠ Deliverance by Evelyn Montgomery

2019 ARCs, Friends-To-Lovers, Second Chance Romance, September 2019 Review, Single Mom, Slow Burn, Suspense Romance


HeΚΌs patient, kind, sweet and tender… with just enough swagger to make me absolutely weak in the knees. Absolutely nothing like my ex husband, and a role model IΚΌd love my little girl Anna May to have for a father. But there is only one problem, he wonΚΌt fall in love. Not then, not now and not ever. I tell myself to forget him. I tell myself this chemistry I feel is totally one sided all these years weΚΌve danced around it. But then he shows back up out of the blue, sweeps me off my feet, steals mine and Anna MayΚΌs heart without asking and still wonΚΌt
promise to stay. Soon, he has me questioning if the demons I ran from in my past arenΚΌt safer than
the future he canΚΌt, and wonΚΌt, promise me. And hell knows my
past is a place I never dreamed IΚΌd end up in again.
One word. Fear. Fear I wonΚΌt make it home. Fear IΚΌll never make it back state side – and fear IΚΌll
never feel again the way Jolene Stewart makes me crave her next touch like IΚΌm a fein needing my
next fix. SheΚΌs my kryptonite. My vice. The one thing that makes me secretly
wish for tomorrows and forever afters when all IΚΌve ever done is serve. Give without even a
thought for my fellow man and country. But now, all I want is to stay with her and her daughter in
this new world and home weΚΌve somehow created together. But when her past comes calling and
my next tour has me leaving the two girls I love more than anything with the fear I wonΚΌt
return, will she wait for me? Or will giving my heart away be worse than the fate that awaits
me overseas?

RELEASE DATE: September 2, 2019

β€œI love you to infinite and beyond.”

Not my first read by the author and I was rather really looking forward to this one!! Each book that comes out gets better and better!!
What a heartbreaking book! I love reading about military romance and this one GAVE ME ALL THE FEELS! The events the actions…perfected! Emotions, love, darkness for the both of the main characters. It was deep and heartfelt.

Jolene Stewart who is Noah’s sister is a fierce woman, protective of her daughter in every sense. The love she has for her and the need to give her better…really tragic and beautiful. So why does seeing Troy Young again makes her want to revert back to wanting him, needing him…she knows better than to go that road again. Last time it left her run over and shattered. Troy is a broken man, big, handsome, sexy, a savior…that’s what he has always been but protected. This time he is determined to not let Jo slip again…but at what cost?

Heartfelt, romantic, sexy, suspenseful…it kind of has it all. I really enjoyed this and heck wish there was more. Keep you on your toes type of book!

Rating: β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
Steamy: πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯
Recommended: β˜‘ HIGHLY!
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R E V I E W ➠ Bayside Romance by Melissa Foster

2019 ARCs, Friends-To-Lovers, MUST READS!, Second Chance Romance, September 2019 Review, Sizzling, Slow Burn


When screenwriter Harper Garner got a shot at the big-time in LA, she celebrated her brave cross-country move with her first and only one-night standβ€”connecting so deeply with the sexy, brilliant man, she broke the number-one rule of one-night stands and left her phone number. Not hearing from him was only the first in a long line of hope-shattering, confidence-busting blows. Ten months later, Harper is done with men and done with LA. She pulls up her big-girl panties and heads home to Cape Cod to start over.
On the surface, interior designer Gavin Wheeler has it all: a successful business, a loving family, and a close-knit group of friends. But Gavin once endured a heartbreak so painful, he was sure he’d never feel anything for a woman again. A chance encounter at a music festival with a gorgeous, down-to-earth blonde proved him wrong, but when morning came, the woman who made him crave more was gone.
A serendipitous evening reunites Harper with her devastatingly delicious one-night stand, and the connection is just as intense as she remembered. Harper’s life is too unsettled for a relationship, but Gavin is determined to help her find her way, especially if it leads straight to his heart. Moonlight conversations lead to steamy kisses, and as romance blooms, it stirs a love too real to deny. But when Gavin’s past collides with the life they’re building, it has the power to ruin everything.

RELEASE DATE: September 18, 2019

“You’re my fantasy, sweetheart. You have been since the day I met you.”

Not my first read by the author, she was one of my very first reads many moons ago and still is to this day! I also have read every book in the series so I am very familiar.

Harper has it tough, she was chewed up by LA and spit right back out. Being a screen writer she though things would be great, until she is on a flight home with her tail between her legs. Worrying what her family and friends will say about the failure. Gavin on the other hand is someone new-ish and has gotten to know everyone in Cape, become friends with them and a man who wouldn’t forget a hot body like Harpers. But she is different now, unsure, hiding, fake…and he is determined to find out what happened to his carefree sweet Harper he met 10 months ago!
Gavin is set out to do more than just find out what happened 10 months ago, he is also going to help her get back out there in the dating world and help her with her writing. Whats the catch Harper wonders? After all he is pretty clever when it comes to games, Harper is shocked to find out who her blind-date set up is! CLASSIC!!

This is definitely a fun and light read. The main characters are on point as always MF does a great job. The side characters are are mixed in from the previous books so you know it’s a fun time. Reading it felt like I was part of it and you get so lost that anything else around you disappears. I really REALLY love GAVIN! He not only is swoon worthy but kind, sweet, sexy and so loving. It was so beautiful the way he is with Harper! GAH *SWOON* There is very sexy SEXY scenes, lesson, trust, adventure, beauty and even pain mixed in this story!!
Another MUST READ fro MF!!

Rating: β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
Steamy: πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯
Recommended: β˜‘ HIGHLY!
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R E V I E W ➠ Chasing Fireflies by Claudia Burgoa

2019 ARCs, Friends-To-Lovers, Second Chance Romance, September 2019 Review


The first time I met Oliver Tanner he was five years old.
I was four.
That day he was entrusted to my keep.
He was as large and loud as a church mouse.
That day I taught him how fireflies were magic with the persistence of a person.
That’s what I loved about them.
No matter how far they strayed,
they remembered where they came from and who their family was.

After high school, he joined the army and left Knox Ridge.

Years later, the town had changed.
My dreams were shattered.
We had nothing left.
I had forgotten all about the magic of the fireflies.
Until he came back to town.
Everything about him was comforting.
He brought some light to my darkness,
But I knew the light could only last for so long.
Fireflies only stay for the summer.
He had outgrown our small town.
It was time for me to stop chasing fireflies.

Don’t miss out on this stunning, second-chance friends to lovers romance.
This full-length novel was originally published in the Cards of Love collection as a novella. It has been revised with additional scenes.

RELEASE DATE: September 9, 2019

I finally recognize her. Kaitlynn. I hold my breath when she smiles at me.


Not my first read by the author, I have already read this from the Cards Of Love collection but now it states there is more and it’s been edited. So I was excited to see it all!
This is a captivating and beautiful story! The author has a way with words that draws you in and you forget where you are. One of the perfect second-chance friends-to-lovers books!!

Kaitlynn  and Oliver has know each other since they were five years old. She always seemed to be very protective of Oliver, even if she was younger. When they started growing up, things changed of course. Olive did not like a girl fighting for him, kids grow up and shift and drift apart. It’s a story of a girl who had a mom and dad and a loving home and a boy who had a broken family. Beautiful and painful all in the same. Little Kit Kat and Ollie-pop!

As they grow up there are various stories at various times. Different life achievements and incidents…it’s quiet exciting reading about them all. It’s a very long FRIENDZONE situation between the two, always wrong timing, wrong place…it seems even after 12 years when are back in the same place things can’t seem to fall into place. Are they going to be able to use the background they have as good and finally make it?

Captivating shorter read! Lot’s happening but will keep you on your toes! Beautiful story!!

Rating: 4.5 β˜…
Steamy: πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯
Recommended: β˜‘
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R E V I E W ➠ Truly Yours by Kennedy Fox

2019 ARCs, Angsty, Friends-To-Lovers, Second Chance Romance, September 2019 Review, Slow Burn


I knew within moments of meeting Mason Holt that he would change my life forever.
I just didn’t realize how much.
As my world spirals out of control, he continues to stay by my side, protecting and taking care of me. Being just friends is all he’s been able to offer, that is until both of our lives are threatened. Now that our relationship is blossoming into something more, I can’t be what he needs even if I wished I could.
Bad timing strikes again.
When I think we can finally be together, someone threatens to tear us apart. I’m not the same girl Mason met three years ago, but I’m determined to fight for what I’ve always wantedβ€”him.

RELEASE DATE: September 10, 2019

I might be in my mid-twenties, but you’re never too old for dream catchers.


“I mean it, sweetheart. until my dying day.”


Not my first read by authors, this is the second book in the Roommate Duet and you can’t tell but I was super excited to get it because Book one nearly killed me….

[insert me screaming] BOY IS IT INTENSE in the beginning, on your toes freaking out intense. It obviously starts where it left off in Book 1 but I was not expecting that. But after the intense comes heartbreak on a whole new level. For what Sophie had gone through hell also Mason, gah i can only imagine why she made the decisions she did and why Mason let her.

Then comes the guilt of everything, anger, pain, and resentment. It’s always hard to have gone through a situation and not have the after-shock for many years to come. I feel with Sophie on why she is confused and also fell for Mason because he doesn’t know how to fix it for her. She’s just a MESS! Luckily Liam is still and always in the dynamic and sure brings out the fun in all the right and wrong times!

This still was an adventure even with all the heavy and heartache. Sophie and Mason are just trying to find a way to each other again, in the process a lot happens and all I can say is to HANG ON! The ending was beautiful and AGAIN, NOT COOL FOX LADIES…NOT COOL!! I can’t wait for Liam & Maddie’s story, that should be a fun and interesting one because there is a BOMB at the end this book!

Check out the Roommate Duet Series

Rating: β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
Steamy: πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯
Recommended: β˜‘ HIGHLY!

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R E V I E W ➠ That Forever Girl by Meghan Quinn

2019 ARCs, August 2019 Review, Enemy-To-Lovers, Friends-To-Lovers, MUST READS!, Second Chance Romance, Slow Burn


There are two little words every small-town man dreads:
She’s back.
Harper Sanders, the girl who was supposed to be my forever, has returned to Port Snow, Maine, for goodβ€”and she’s bringing back memories of our shared past.
We once had a bright future together, but when tragedy struck, I threw it all away and pushed her out of my life. People in our small town think I’m cursed, but I know better. I did it all to myself.
And now she’s creating a life of her own in the place where we first fell in love. I can’t fight my feelings for herβ€”or the strong attraction that keeps pulling us together. But after all this time, can she forgive the past and fall in love with me all over again?
Everyone hopes to find that forever girl…I just hope I haven’t lost mine for good.

RELEASE DATE: August 27, 2019

From behind his back, Rogan hands me a 3 Musketeers bar.
“For when you need a sugar fix. I now you; when your blood sugar gets low, you become a beast.”
“I do not.”
“No?” He lifts a rakish eyebrow. “How about that time you screamed at me in my truck over breaking for a butterfly? You repeatedly told me I was going to hell for not stopping and the proceeded to hysterically cry until I got a doughnut inside you.”

Not my first read by the author and I also have read Book 1 in this series with Griffin which was FAN-TAS-TIC also!! I was more excited for this one becuase it’s a 2nd chance.
Boy was this something! Different in it’s own form, the characters were on point but just kind of different. In a good way yes, and the story line was right too.

Rogan and Harper’s story is a painfully beautiful one. They both have known each other since they were kids. They went from the best friend status to bf/gf during high school and the whole high school sweethearts in college. When tragedy strikes, things happen so fast that no one is sure why who when and where.

Forward a few years and Harper is back in town to ‘help her dad’ and Rogen is the very successful business man, who owns half the towns buildings. Their first meet does not go well and anything from there on. There is a lot of emotion happening for both Rogan and Harper but also their families. It was equally hard on them, but Harper is determined to be where she is, after all the town is big, how many times can she run into Rogan? HA! Let’s not forget Rogan’s mom [if you’ve read book 1 you’ll understand right away] but meddling is in their blood.

When Harper comes upon a amazing opportunity, not even Rogan will stand in her way. With the past they both share, it’s always bound to hurt no matter what or where. When they both strike a deal with one another, things get a lot of fun and even more feelings. Again, whats the harm…[famous last words]

There is SO MANY FEELINGS in this book, from the main characters to outside ones too. The story line runs deep and I especially loved the look-back’s on their young life…how it all began so to say! If I had to chose it would be hard to which Harper or Rogan…i liked the equally. Harper was innocent, beautiful and funny and Rogan was smart, sexy and full of emotions. It all came together so well!!

Rating: β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
Steamy: πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯
Recommended: β˜‘ HIGHLY!
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