R E V I E W ➠ Smoldered by Annie Dyer

2019 ARCs, Angsty, Brother's Best Friend, Firefighter Romance, Friends-To-Lovers, September 2019 Review, Single Dad, Sizzling, Suspense Romance


β€œI didn’t find it weird. It wasn’t like kissing a sister or something. I realized that when you were video calling the other night I wasn’t thinking about you like I would do a sister.”
β€œYou know why that it?” She stepped towards him. β€œBecause I’m not your sister. Funny that, isn’t it?”

He’s been saving her all her life, but can she save her heart from him?
Rayah Maynard’s loved her brother’s best friend for pretty much as long as she can remember, which unfortunately is the problem. He still sees her as the kid who he constantly needed to rescue whenever she got into trouble.
Jonny Graham has devoted himself to his three children and his career as a firefighter since his wife died when his youngest was just a baby. When his best friend’s sister starts setting him up on dates, he realizes she’s not the fearless kid who hung around with them, but can he trust her to keep herself – and his heart – safe?
Rayah wants to prove to Jonny she doesn’t need to be rescued anymore. When an arsonist puts the safety of the small town in jeopardy, she might have to choose – the man she’s loved for years or her town.
If she can stay safe enough to make that choice.

This steamy small town single dad, friends-to-lovers, firefighter romance is part of the Severton Search & Rescue series but can be read as a stand-alone.

RELEASE DATE: September 20, 2019

“I don’t mind saving you Rayah, I never did. I try to look after all my friends.”
And there it was. The sound of her heart being gently torn right down the middle.

She needed the sky with it’s stars and the moon to give her that room to calm.


New to me author and books, the Blurb is what got me! Also, I am not sure what happened but when I got to this ARC which I thought was releasing was the 27th of Sept. but I guess it was the 20th. So I am a bit late yes, but in my defense I really had it down on the 27th from the author. Either way, I am just glad I was able to get to it.

“You seriously offered to set him up on a date? With another woman?”

-Sorrell [Best Friend]

That’s how it all started, Rayah’s big idea of setting up the man she has been in love with, with another woman. Oh that’s right she was thinking that it would help him, help his children…when in all she has been ignoring HER ISSUES. Then the angst game begins and you’ll want to just push them two together. *sigh* but I totally understand her because gosh not only is he a handsome and sexy single father but also a firefighter and sweet, and rough and and… *sigh*

When they both come to an agreement, it’s all fun and sexy…but in reality how can Ray keep her heart safe…she know’s how, she can’t no matter what. And Jonny will never know that her heart will be crushed no matter what the outcome. But you can’t blame Jonny too much, he became a widower with three children, someone who saves people for a living couldn’t save his late wife. So I give him that but OUCH are there some scenes in here that would crack my stone black heart too. P.S. DIRTY FIREFIGHTER ALERT! *sizzling* I think the only reason I rather this a 4.5 is because of the heroine. She at times rubbed me the wrong way, in a way, I can’t explain it I just it was enough for me to make my decision you know! But over all I LOVED IT. The story line, the side characters, the scenes….great first read from a new author to me!

Rating: 4.5β˜…
Romance: β™‘β™‘β™‘β™‘β™‘
Steamy: πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯
Type: Standalone
Recommended: β˜‘ HIGHLY!
⇨ H A P P Y – R E A D I N G ⇦

R E V I E W ➠ Ruined With You by J. Kenner

2019 ARCs, Dark Romance, Friends-To-Lovers, MUST READS!, September 2019 Review, Sizzling, Suspense Romance


When her high maintenance boss is assaulted, manager Xena Morgan contacts the only person who can helpβ€”the sexy, arrogant, incredibly capable Stark Security agent Liam Foster. The former vigilante takes every case personally, and he’s determined to find answersβ€”particularly since he thought he’d cleared this threat already.
Xena had been thrilled when Liam completed his assignment, because he affected her in ways she didn’t want to contemplate, awakening yearnings that threatened her deepest secrets.
But now she needs him, and her body won’t let her forget it.
As their attraction heats to a feverish degree, the web of lies, danger, and passion they find themselves in tangles further. Liam will stop at nothing to protect his client, even if it means sacrificing everything he holds dear … and exposing the secrets that may destroy himβ€”and Xenaβ€”forever. 

RELEASE DATE: September 24, 2019

He looks like a conqueror emerging form the shadows.


He’s take her–them both–to the edge. And only when he was certain that she couldn’t stand it any longer, would he let the full force of passion consume her, as pure, undiluted pleasure exploded inside her.


Not my first read by author and also I have read book 1 & 2 in the series!!! All I will first say is that his is VERY SUSPENSEFUL and SEXY!

I don’t know where to start expressing my LOVE for this book! It seriously kept me on my toes the entire time. I was hooked, like a drug to me I needed more and more and more! That suspense and the high you get with it, all the way! Then you throw in alpha male and sexy scenes and passion…*sigh* this is a very DEEP story though. Some might even have triggers in there, I was just shocked to learn what the heroine has gone through and even more shocked to learn what the hero did in his past.

Xena is a beautiful, small and delicate looking woman who has the sharpest tongue, sense of humor and isn’t afraid to stand up for herself. She is a assistant to a star and is damn good at her job. Her past is not only colorful but also something that most the percentage of people would never be going through. Having lost everything so young and having gone through hell and lived there for many years…it’s a wonder she knows how to be compassionate at all. Therefore she has been RUNNING all her life, and it somehow is crawling back up from the deep dark hole she placed it in…how will she ever feel safe again?

Liam is a man of one. No feelings, no attachments, no passion…not ever since her and the incident. So he lives his life simple, his JOB in his life. That’s all that should matter to him, until he is called BACK to an assignment he though was already taken care of. When he sees Xena again, memories flash back to one night. Then all of a sudden both their words turn up-side down! The question is will Liam be able to help her by letting go of the past, sharing and showing feelings again that he never though would be again? It’s a tug and pull he has with himself, but to what extend? Liam is very hard on himself and will he be able to prove it to himself and move on? *sign my heart*

Like I said earlier, this is very suspenseful and will keep you on your toes. I though I had it begged at the WHO but then little over half way through I wasn’t sure then back again…I loved LOVED the romance in this. It is forbidden in a sense and just plain REAL! SO REAL! You will not know what’s coming next and that is again why I love J. Kenner’s books…always a thrill! Really NEEDED MORE of that epilogue I didn’t want it to end, also the ENDING!! There may or may not be a BOMB dropped!

Rating: β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
Romance: β™‘β™‘β™‘β™‘
Steamy: πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯
Type: Book #3 of Series
Recommended: β˜‘ HIGHLY!
⇨ H A P P Y – R E A D I N G ⇦

R E V I E W ➠ Reveal by K. Bromberg

2019 ARCs, Angsty, Dark Romance, September 2019 Review, Sizzling, Suspense Romance


I play to win, and I won’t let anythingβ€”or anyoneβ€”get in the way of what I want.
The first time I met Vaughn Sanders, I knew I wanted her. Confident, intelligent, and downright sexy. I thought I knew how to play her game. I was ready and willing for the challenge. Little did I know she was full of secrets and surprises.
But so am I.
Charming a woman into my bed has never been my problem. It’s the relationship part that is. They want it. I don’t. But can you blame me? Broken marriages are how I make a living. Hell, no self-respecting man would let a woman own his thoughts, invade his dreams, and steal his heart. So how in the world has Vaughn done that to me?
I’ve fallen in love with her. There. I said it. But that acknowledgment comes with a heavy price.
Everything and everyone seem to be working against us, leaving us both to question whether what we have is worth the cost.
I’ll be damned if I go down without a fight.

RELEASE DATE: September 24, 2019

Happily ever after exists only in the fictional world.


Two people who can’t seem to stop fighting their way toward each other despite everything trying to hold them back. -From The Book

Not my first read by author, one of my first reads many moons ago and I also have read Book #1 actually I got to read Book 1 & 2 this one one after another! So it was amazing!!

I don’t know where to start on book 2 because I really don’t want to give out too much. It does start off from where book 1 stopped. It definitely picks up already intense then turns sour and my god, hang on because I sure as heck was not ready for it!! Everything seems to be working against them…I will also say that RYKER in this one…blew me away, super swoony alpha sexy hero!! *sigh*

But Vaughn will be the one to RISK IT ALL at the end, and everything in between that is a game of emotions, danger lurking everywhere and trust being broken, lies and deception. What a thrill this was to read, both Book 1 and 2 are going on my TOP 2019 MUST READ. This duo is really a MUST READ!!

Rating: β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
Romance: β™‘β™‘β™‘β™‘
Steamy: πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯
Type: Book Book #2 of Duo
Recommended: β˜‘ HIGHLY!
⇨ H A P P Y – R E A D I N G ⇦

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!
⇨ H A P P Y – R E A D I N G ⇦

R E V I E W ➠ The Billionaire’s Secret by Nana Malone

2019 ARCs, September 2019 Review, Slow Burn, Suspense Romance

(The Billionaire Duet #2)


It was supposed to be a simple job. Go to the Winston Isles, stand in for my billionaire double for a few weeks.
But between the kidnapping attempt and accidentally falling in love with my bodyguard, things have been far from simple.
The good news, at least now the woman I love knows who I really am. The bad news is, no one else knows and someone is still trying to kill me.
I came to the Winston Isles to save my mother’s life, now I’ve got so much more than I bargained for. The trick will be to hold on to my brand new life and not get killed in the process.

RELEASE DATE: September 17, 2019

I knew to follow my instincts, but I hadn’t because I was desperate for love.


I still couldn’t get Theo out of my head.
I’d given myself a whole pep talk, promised myself that I wasn’t going to go there with him, and then one touch of my hand and there I was with his hands in my pants.

Idiot…horny idiot.

Not my first read by author and let’s just not kid each other the COVER alone makes me want to read it no matter what, then you read the blurb and it fully draws you in!!

This JUMPS RIGHT in with an adventure, danger and romance! There is two handsome and very sexy men, one is a billionaire and the other a stand-in double. While the danger lurked and happened Zia was assigned to protect the billionaire in which she did not know was a double and a fake. The feelings between them, what they did and how they felt..all were real for her…were they for Theo or whoever he may be?

When Theo discoverers a secret that Derrick the real billionaire already knew, it changes everything. The reason he came out to do what he did was to save his mother, of course money talks and so the best chance for him to fix it all was this gig. Except now it’s not just a gig, it’s a cluster-fuck of secrets and love.

Will they both be able to risk it?

Lot’s of suspense, adventurous, secrets, swooning and romance. This is a perfect example of all of the above. AND an Alpha hero with a FEMALE bodyguard!! The writing was smooth, transitions clean and every character was connected and fun to read about. This is a MUST READ!!

Rating: 4.5β˜…
Steamy: πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯
Recommended: β˜‘ HIGHLY!
⇨ H A P P Y – R E A D I N G ⇦