Tuesday, 27 December 2022

[Review + Release Day] YOU HAD YOUR CHANCE, LEE BURROWS (Kingsmen Football Stars, #1) by Piper Rayne

 Source: Received an egalley to participate in the blog tour.
Release Date: December 27, 2022

DESCRIPTION

USA Today Bestselling Author, Piper Rayne, begins the Kingsmen Football Stars series with an enemies-to-lovers, second chance story set in the world of professional football.

You Had Your Chance, Lee Burrows by Piper Rayne is now live!

Lee f’ing Burrows
The Kingsmen’s star quarterback.
Legendary throwing arm.
Six-pack abs.
Kissable lips. 

Oh, but don’t forget, he’s also a lying, heartless egomaniac who broke my heart in college. 

It took me years to build myself back up after his deceit, and now I have the dream opportunity to prove myself working as a sports therapist for a professional team. 

The hurdle? Or mountain to be more accurate…
The job is with the San Francisco Kingsmen. 

Back when I was a naïve college girl, I felt lucky that he even noticed me. Now eight years later, he’d be lucky if I gave him the time of day. 

Which I won’t. Not ever. 

Some people don’t deserve a second chance and Lee Burrows is one of them. 

Now if someone could only tell him that because he’s hell-bent on scoring the winning touchdown and won’t accept that it’s game over for us.

 

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Narrated by Callie Dalton & Joe Arden

REVIEW

I was a bit sad when Piper and Rayne's Hockey Hotties series wrapped up recently, but I always look forward to what they come up with next, so I was eager to start their new Kingsmen Football Stars series! I was even more excited when I saw that the series started off with Lee Burrows since we were introduced to him in his brother Kane's book, OFFSIDE WITH #55. I recently read the free novella that introduces this new series to us, FALSE STARTS, so I was very eager to see what would happen to Lee and Shayna in YOU HAD YOUR CHANCE, LEE BURROWS and I thoroughly enjoyed it!
 
Lee and Shayna were both excellent characters—I loved their passion and I really enjoyed seeing how their romance played out, especially after FALSE STARTS as that showed us what happened to them before they got their second chance here. Lee and Shayna had excellent chemistry and I was so happy to see them come together. The only thing that kept me from loving YOU HAD YOUR CHANCE, LEE BURROWS was that it felt like it relied a bit too heavily on the fact that the two characters already loved each other in their past relationship, and I felt like that was explored more in the novella, FALSE STARTS, than it was in the actual book. I did thoroughly enjoy their romance though and thought it was lovely...just wish we got a few more falling in love-type moments rather than just steamy ones (which I'll be honest is rare for me to say haha).
 
One of my favourite parts about companion series like this one is that we get a whole cast of characters that we'll see over and over again. I loved the introduction that we got to some of Lee's teammates here and to some of the other side characters! I'm looking forward to Brady and Chase's books..and I'm hoping we get a story for Miles, too!!!! I'm also excited that we'll get to see Lee and Shayna in future books. :)

Overall, I thought that YOU HAD YOUR CHANCE, LEE BURROWS was a great start to a new series and I'm excited to see where it goes! As usual with Piper and Rayne's books, it was sweet and steamy, and kept me very entertained! I'd recommend this one to fans of contemporary romance, especially if you like sports romances with footballI do recommend that you pick up the free novella, FALSE STARTS, first though!

Star Rating: ★★★.5 to ★★★★


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Friday, 23 December 2022

[Review] 10 SIGNS YOU NEED TO GROVEL (Bower Boys, #2) by Kelly Siskind

Source: Received an egalley in exchange for an honest review.
Publisher: Montlake
Release Date: January 31, 2023
Number of Pages: 318 (Paperback)

DESCRIPTION

A grumpy bartender learns he’s a dad in Kelly Siskind’s latest Bower Boys romance full of second chances, small-town charm, and steamy, slow-burn heat.

For the last ten years, I’ve been living a lie in witness protection. But the drug cartel that put me there isn’t a threat anymore, so I can have my life back. I should be thrilled, right?

Wrong.

The last thing I want to do is go back home and show everyone how far I’ve fallen. I’m not the high-powered lawyer they all expect me to be. I’m just a guy who slings drinks and scowls at the world.

But then I hear about Max, my ex’s ten-year-old son. My ten-year-old son.

I have to go back now. Figure out how to be a dad. Face the love of my life. Make things right with Sadie and earn her trust. Will she have me―or is it too late to reinvent myself as the man she once loved?

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REVIEW

I adored the first book in Kelly Siskind's Bower Boys series, 50 WAYS TO WIN BACK YOUR LOVER, so I jumped at the chance to snag an early review copy of 10 SIGNS YOU NEED TO GROVEL, and I'm so, so glad that I did because I absolutely loved it!
 
I felt so much for Des in the snippets that we saw of him in his brother, Ethan's, book and I was so eager to see him reunite with Sadie! I've been loving the Bower Boys series and the town of Windfall that Kelly Siskind has created, and I was so excited when I found out that Des and Sadie would be the couple in book 2! It was so lovely seeing them get their second chance and grow together!!! I love that this series is following the Bower brothers finding love...and they've all been so wonderful so far!
 
In 10 SIGNS YOU NEED TO GROVEL, Des reunites with his first love, Sadie, after being separated due to their family being thrown into witness protection. While the rest of his family struggled, Des took it the hardest. He spiraled, went on benders, and isolated himself...and now that they're able to go back to their lives, he doesn't feel like he's worthy of Sadie's love and also worries that she's moved on. As the blurb reveals...he also discovers that while he was in protection, Sadie gave birth to their son and he's now a dad! 

I'm a huge sucker for romances where we get to see the heroes grow into fatherhood, and Kelly did an amazing job with that here. Des was such a wonderful character--totally one of those heroes who puts on a cold front, but is actually a big softie who's willing to do anything for the people he loves! And Sadie was amazing, too! She was so strong, passionate, and I loved seeing the way that she and Des worked together, and their chemsitry was sooooooo good! They had amazing banter and there were some very excellent and steamy scenes between them, too. Their son, Max, was wonderful, too! He was such a sweet, sweet boy, and I can already tell that I'm going to love seeing more of him as the series continues! I also once again loved seeing all of the fun characters that live in the small town of Windfall, and especially enjoyed getting to know the Bower family even further!
 
Overall, I loved 10 SIGNS YOU NEED TO GROVEL—it was a wonderful second chance romance, and left me feeling so happy and warm! While this is the second book in a companion series, you could definitely read it as a standalone—I suggest you do read E's book, 50 WAYS TO WIN BACK YOUR LOVER, too, though because it was amazing! I can’t wait to see what happens with the rest of the Bower Boys and am so excited for Lennon and Maggie to get their story told next…I’m also hoping we start to get some teases about the other two brothers. They’re such a mystery at this point and I really hope they’ll get books, too. Highly recommend this one to all contemporary romance fans, especially if you like them sweet and spicy!!!

Star Rating: ★★★★★


 
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Tuesday, 15 November 2022

[Review + Release Day] SINGLE AND READY TO JINGLE by Piper Rayne

 Source: Received an egalley to participate in the blog tour.
Release Date: November 15, 2022

DESCRIPTION

The girl who loves Christmas falls for the Grinch—it’s a Christmas miracle.

What started as a dumpster fire of a blind date turns into a deal.

In truth, it probably didn’t help that I showed up dressed like an elf but that’s a story for another time. Our start was rocky at best which is why it’s so frustrating that I can’t stop thinking about his sexy British accent. Or the way his chest and arms fill out his suit. Or his perfect hair with that single streak of grey at the front.

Santa likes lists and so do I, so here’s all the reasons why Andrew and I aren’t right for each other:

He’s my brother’s best friend
He’s the biggest grump I’ve ever met.
He hates Christmas.

That last one is big for a girl like me who thinks that the entire month of December should be a national holiday. So, when he calls for my help in planning his firm’s holiday party, I can’t pass up the opportunity to grow my small business. Bonus, we make a deal, and he agrees to attend three holiday events with me so I can make him fall in love with Christmas. As if I’d pass up an opportunity to make a Grinch’s heart grow three times its size.

It isn’t long until I discover Andrew has a very real reason to hate Christmas and I start to see him in a different light. That’s when the Christmas miracle begins.

 

P U R C H A S E    L I N K S:

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Apple Books:
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Nook:
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Audiobook: https://books2read.com/sartj
(Narrated by John Lane & C
J Bloom)


REVIEW

While I absolutely love Christmas, I haven't actually read a tonne of Christmas books, but every year, I try to read at least a few, and as soon as I heard about Piper and Rayne's SINGLE AND READY TO JINGLE, I knew it would be perfect to pick up this year, and boy was I right! :)
 
I absolutely adored SINGLE AND READY TO JINGLE—the tropes were fabulous, I loved the characters and the chemistry between Kenzie and Andrew was phenomenal! I also adored all of the lovely holiday rom-com vibes! It was so fun! I loved all of the Christmas-y adventures, and Kenzie's love of Christmas was so palpable! It definitely helped me get even more excited for the season!
 
I loved how the story progressed, and thoroughly enjoyed seeing Kenzie and Andrew fall in love...I also adored that Andrew was British! Who doesn't love an accent? ;) 
 
Overall, I thought that SINGLE AND READY TO JINGLE was a fun, adorable and steamy holiday rom-com that had me completely hooked! I did bump my rating closer to a 4.5 just because I felt like the ending was a bit rushed, but other than that, I loved it and thought it was a wonderful story! This also happened to be Piper and Rayne's first standalone...so not only is it perfect for the holidays, but it's the perfect way for new readers to meet two of my faves! I highly recommend SINGLE AND READY TO JINGLE to rom-com lovers, especially those who love holiday romances!

Star Rating: ★★★★.5


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Piper Rayne are a USA Today Bestselling Author duo who write "heartwarming humor with a side of sizzle" about families, whether that be blood or found. They both have e-readers full of one-clickable books, they're married to husbands who drive them to drink, and they're both chauffeurs to their kids. Most of all, they love hot heroes and quirky heroines who make them laugh, and they hope you do, too!

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Thursday, 8 September 2022

[Review] 50 WAYS TO WIN BACK YOUR LOVER (Bower Boys, #1) by Kelly Siskind

Source: Received an egalley in exchange for an honest review.
Publisher: Montlake
Release Date:September 6, 2022
Number of Pages: 332 (Paperback)

DESCRIPTION

From Kelly Siskind comes a slow-burn romantic comedy about one man’s creative attempt to win back his high school sweetheart after a change in fortune gives them a second chance at love.

Growing up, I had it all—my art, close friends, a gorgeous girlfriend who owned my heart—but then my life exploded.

Turns out my father was laundering money, and my whole family got shoved into witness protection. No notice. No chance to explain. I was ripped away from beautiful, blue-eyed Delilah Moon, shattering both our worlds.

A decade later, fate has given us a second chance.

The cartel my father worked for has been wiped out. I’ve returned to my hometown, determined to win back the love of my life. But Delilah is engaged.

Or . . . is she?

I’m almost positive she’s lying about her fiancé to protect her heart. Which means I need to up my game.

I’ve made a list of fifty ways to prove we’re meant to be. Except Delilah’s barely looking at me, never mind swooning. I have a feeling my disappearance scarred her more than she’s admitting, and no one in town will tell me what happened . . .

REVIEW

I first came across Kelly Siskind's books with her Showmen series, and I've thoroughly loved the ones that I've read, so as soon as I heard about her upcoming Bower Boys series, and about 50 WAYS TO WIN BACK YOUR LOVER, I was sold! I read the adorable prequel, 5 TRICKS TO SEDUCING YOUR ENEMY (shared in her newsletter), and was eagerly waiting for E and Delilah's story! It was everything that I hoped it would be and I absolutely LOVED it!

E and Delilah were lovely characters, they were so fantastic together, and I loved getting to know them and thought that their second chance love story was so wonderful! Their history was beautiful...and also heartwrenching. I especially loved the chemistry between them--it was steamy, but also felt incredibly realistic, and their banter and inside jokes made their relationship even more lovely! I was constantly laughing, smiling, and tearing up, and I didn't want to put it down.

Storywise, I thought the premise was so interesting and couldn't wait to see how everything with witness protection and E's return to Windfall would unfold...and it was done so well! I adored the town of Windfall, and the cast of amazing side characters! I'm extremely glad that we'll get to see more of them all, and am especially curious about E's brothers...the other Bower boys...and about what's going to happen in Windfall next!

Overall, I absolutely loved 50 WAYS TO WIN BACK YOUR LOVER—it was hilarious, packed full of amazing banter, and kept me riveted! I loved the romance, the writing, and I really loved the characters! I'm so excited to see where this series goes next! I'm a sucker for small town romances, and I don't tend to gravitate towards second chance romances very often, but this was, without a doubt, one of my fave second chance romances, and I highly recommend it to contemporary romance fans, especially if you're also a fan of steamy, heartwarming, and funny stories! Extra special bonus points for their being an adorable dog in the story, too. ;)

Star Rating: ★★★★★


 
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Thursday, 1 September 2022

[Review + Release Day] BITTER SWEET HEART (Lies, Hearts, and Truths, #2) by Helena Hunting



Source: Received an egalley to participate in blog tour. 
Also purchased a Kindle copy.
Release Date: September 1, 2022
Number of Pages: 446 (ebook)

DESCRIPTION

From the outside looking in, I live a charmed life: hockey legend for a father, my own promising future in the league, a great family, awesome friends. It’s not untrue, but it’s not quite that simple either.

My dad’s advice has always been to make hockey my number-one priority—at least until I make it to the pros. So, going into my senior year of college, I have a plan. I’ll put in the effort required to pass my classes, play hockey like my life depends on it, and avoid relationships. All I have to do is stay focused on the end game, and I’ll walk away with a degree and into a career in the NHL.

It should be easy.

But when a woman literally floats into my dock, just before summer ends and my senior year begins, I can’t resist one last hookup. What harm could a one-night stand do? It’s not like we even exchanged numbers.

Everything is fine until I run into her on campus.

It’s a big school. I should be able to avoid her.

Except she happens to be in my class.

And she’s not a student.

She’s my professor.
 
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HelenaHuntingAbout Helena Hunting

NYT
and USA Today bestselling author, Helena Hunting, writing as H. Hunting, lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She started her writing career with new adult angsty romance and branched out in sports romance and romantic comedies that will make you laugh and swoon. But sometimes she likes to serve up a little heartache on the way to the happily ever after.
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REVIEW

I absolutely loved BITTER SWEET HEART! I've been eager for Maverick's story ever since we got to see bits and pieces of him in LITTLE LIES! I loved his humour, and I loveeeeed his relationship with his sister, Lavender...so I was extremely excited when Helena Hunting first announced that Mav's book would be next in the series...and let me tell you, he did not disappoint!

Maverick was just as wonderful as I hoped he'd be! I loved his humour, his heart, and it was wonderful seeing him front and center...and it was a pleasure seeing him find love! Clover was wonderful, too! I knew a tiny bit about her because of teasers that Helena posted, but it was lovely getting to know her and I loved how she and Mav complemented one another! Their chemistry was absolutely on fire, too...definitely on the very, very steamy side...and I have to admit that I loved that about it! ;) Along with their chemistry, the banter and communication between Mav and Clover was something that I really appreciated. They were so honest with their feelings and the conversations they had throughout the book made me so happy. It was phenomenal to get to see them grow together!!! I also loved seeing so many of my fave characters from the Pucked, All In, and Lies, Hearts and Truths series!!! I already can't wait for future books...particularly BJ's! ;)

Overall, I loved BITTER SWEET HEART! It was steamy, and packed full of heart! It made me laugh, cry, swoon, and I couldn't put it down! I highly recommend both it and the first book (which takes place concurrently with this one), LITTLE LIES! If you're looking for a fantastic contemporary romance that features wonderful characters, a phenomenal and passionate romance, and a story that will keep you on your toes, then I think this is the perfect book for you! I'm even happy to share my new book boyfriend, Maverick, with you! ;)

Star Rating:

★★★★★



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