Friday 25 September 2020

[Review] LIES & LULLABIES (Hush Note #1) by Sarina Bowen

Source: Received an egalley in exchange for an honest review.
Release Date: September 22, 2020
Number of Pages: 278 (Kindle)


Summer nights and star-crossed lovers! From USA Today bestselling author Sarina Bowen.

Once upon a time, he gave me a summer of friendship, followed by one perfect night. We shared a lot during our short time together. But he skipped a few crucial details.

I didn’t know he was a rock star.

I didn’t know his real name.

Neither of us knew I’d get pregnant.

And I sure never expected to see him again.

Five years later, his tour bus pulls up in Nest Lake, Maine. My little world is about to be shattered by loud music and the pounding of my own foolish heart.

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I'm a big fan of Sarina Bowen's--her romances are sweet, sexy, and they always leave me feeling giddy and so, so happy! LIES & LULLABIES definitely left me feeling happy, and I really enjoyed a lot of it! I did feel like it ended a bit too soon though, so it left me wanting a bit more of Kira, Jonas, and their family. I did still really like it though, and I think it's worth reading. It just left me wanting a bit more.

As far as characters go, I loved Jonas and Kira. Their chemistry was wonderful, and I loved that they had a strong friendship as the foundation of their relationship...and their chemistry was definitely intense! Since the description mentions pregnancy, I think there's no surprise that they have a child...and their little one was adorable! I loved every moment where their child appeared...and love, love, loved getting to see Jonas grow as a parent! 
Other than the romance and the family moments between Kira, Jonas, and their little one, I absolutely loved Kira's brother, Adam! He was sooooo great! :D Definitely my favourite side character, and I also really loved Ethan! We kind of got to know Jonas's bandmates, Nixon and Quinn, but since they're each getting their own books, we only got snippets of them here, and I really enjoyed the band dynamics! You can tell that they've know each other for years, that they've been through so much together, and that they've found a family with each other!

Overall, I loved the characters, the romance, and all of the interactions in LIES & LULLABIES, but it left me wanting a little bit more by the end. I wish we’d gotten a bit more story before it time-jumped in the epilogue. It was definitely sweet and sexy, and it left me looking forward to the next two books...both of them are definitely going to be intense! Definitely recommend this to contemporary romance fans who like instant family/secret baby tropes, and rock star romances!

Star Rating:

★★★.5 to ★★★★

What do you think?

Does LIES & LULLABIES sound like a book you'd enjoy?

Friday 18 September 2020

[Cover Reveal] OPERATION BAILEY BIRTHDAY (The Baileys #9.5) by Piper Rayne

Well, the last full length book in The Baileys series has come out already...but Piper and Rayne aren't finished with the Baileys yet. We'll be sure to see them in their upcoming series on the Greene family...but we also have at least one novella left that's coming super soon: OPERATION BAILEY BIRTHDAY coming out on November 17th! 

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By Piper Rayne
Release Date: November 17, 2020


Rumor around town is a certain matriarch of the Bailey family is having a BIG BIRTHDAY! It’s even spurred a few of the Bailey kids to return home to celebrate with their beloved great-grandmother, Dori. In fact, now that there are twenty-six Bailey great-grandchildren the event is going to be overflowing with laughter and love. Also… I heard that Piper & Rayne been speaking to some of the kids (i.e. Calista, Maverick, Easton, Brinley and Palmer) and so we’re getting some special POV’s I can’t wait to report my findings the day after the party!



Piper Rayne, or Piper and Rayne, whichever you prefer because we’re not one author, we’re two. Yep, you get two USA Today Bestselling authors for the price of one. Our goal is to bring you romance stories that have "Heartwarming Humor With a Side of Sizzle" ( caught us, that's our tagline).

A little about us... We both have kindle’s full of one-clickable books. We're both married to husbands who drive us to drink. We're both chauffeurs to our kids. Most of all, we love hot heroes and quirky heroines that make us laugh, and we hope you do, too.

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I love how clean and pretty this cover is! It fits perfectly with the rest of the series...and it definitely makes me want to be a part of the Baileys' birthday celebration. :P 

What do you think?

Thursday 17 September 2020

[Review] THE BEAT MATCH (Showmen #3) by Kelly Siskind

Source: Received an egalley in exchange for an honest review.
Publisher: CD Books
Release Date: September 16, 2020
Number of Pages: 318 (Paperback)


Treat yourself to this friends-to-lovers romance reviewers are calling "heart-melting" and "swoony" and "packed with heat and chemistry."

Two DJs. One beat. An off-limits romance neither of them expected.

Weston Aldrich is known for his devastating looks and crisp Italian suits. He's been groomed to take over his family business and is on the brink of closing a massive merger. Only two wild cards can derail him.

Wild Card One: If anyone learns he moonlights as a masked DJ, his credibility will be toast.
Wild Card Two: Annie can’t-hold-a-job Ward.

The Annie Ward he promised to help raise after her brother died. The scatterbrained girl who makes it her mission in life to drive him crazy. The gorgeous woman he’s not supposed to fantasize about, let alone kiss.

Annie hates Wes’s insanely overprotective nature, and how his ridiculous bone structure makes him look like a Greek god. His jokes about her plethora of jobs are beyond irksome. She has no plans to tell him about her latest aspiration, to match beats as a budding DJ. Until she learns what Wes does at night. Now she plans to prove Weston Aldrich has met his match.
G E T   Y O U R   C O P Y   N O W !
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I absolutely adored THE BEAT MATCH
This was my first time reading one of Kelly Siskind's books, so I can totally confirm that this is a series that it's okay to read out of order because I wasn't lost at all. I'm definitely eager to read more of her books though, so I can't wait to go back to read the first two Showmen books! Back to THE BEAT MATCH though, I thought that it was funny, sweet, sexy, and it totally pulled on my heartstrings!!! 
I loved Wes and Annie so, so much! Wes was broody, but super thoughtful and Annie was so feisty and funny!!! Their banter had me laughing constantly, and I really loved how you could truly feel their friendship and how close they were to each other. Wes and Annie were fantastic apart, but together they were even better! This is probably my favourite friends-to-lovers romance that I’ve ever read and I thought Kelly did a wonderful job balancing the friendship part of the story with the budding romance. It was so easy to feel their strong friendship and bond, and also feel their growing attraction and the subtle shift in their relationship towards romance! The story was quick-paced and riveting, and the music elements of the story were amazing too!!! 
Overall, I thought that THE BEAT MATCH was amazing! It was full of wonderful characters, the romance was fantastic, the writing was superb, and the story was so unique and fun! I highly recommend it to anyone who loves friends-to-lovers romances, broody heroes, feisty heroines, and unique storylines! 

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What do you think?
Does The Beat Match sound like something you'd like?

Wednesday 2 September 2020

[Blog Tour Review] RULES FOR DATING YOUR EX (The Baileys #9) by Piper Rayne

Source: Received an egalley to give an honest review.
Also purchased Kindle copy on Amazon CA.
Release Date: September 1, 2020
Number of Pages: 301 (ebook)


If your ex arrives in your hometown eighteen months after you walked out on him while you were eight months pregnant, follow this short list of rules before you give him a second chance.

Rule #1 – Don’t stand in the way of your brothers who want to rough him up.

Rule #2 – Don’t meet him for coffee and agree to allow him to meet your daughter.

Rule #3 – Don’t drool when your daughter falls asleep on his chest for the first time. It’s just your ovaries talking.

Rule #4 – Don’t let him hold your hand. While we’re at it, no hugs, no kisses on the cheek… just no physical contact in general. That only leads to remembering better times.

The last one is the most important…

Rule #5 – When you find yourself needing someone’s help and you’re tired of always asking your family, don’t let him be the one who’s there for you.

Because all those good qualities of his will suck you right back in and you’ll have no chance of fighting your feelings, especially now that he’s ready to be a father to your daughter.

G E T   Y O U R   C O P Y   N O W !

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I can't believe we're already on Rules for Dating Your Ex, the ninth and final full length book in The Baileys's been an amazing ride, and I've loved all of these books so much!!! I've truly loved seeing all of the Bailey siblings find love, and I've really loved seeing how their family has grown and changed throughout the books. Sedona and Jamison are actually the couple that we've seen snippets of right from the start and their second chance romance has been building for a while now...and it was so worth the wait!  

Rules for Dating Your Ex would definitely work as a standalone, but I did love knowing the characters already from the previous books in this series. In fact, I loved that we've gotten to see Sedona and Jamison in the early books, and that we've had seen a bit of where they were at throughout the past books. It made it so much sweeter to get their actual story, and I'm so happy with what Piper and Rayne put together. It was so fantastic to see even deeper into their past, and to see them get closer and overcome what tore them apart. Jamison has grown so much since Sedona walked away from him, and it was so lovely to see the two of them come together for their daughter.

Overall, I thought that Rules for Dating Your Ex was wonderful! While I'm sad that this series is drawing to a close, I've loved it every step of the way! I also love that while this wraps the last full length story in The Baileys series (there's a novella coming in the next little while though in case you hadn't heard yet :D), we're still going to get to see bits of Lake Starlight when Piper and Rayne release books in their upcoming planned series, The Greene Family, which takes place in Alaska in Sunrise town over from Lake Starlight! It's such a relief that we still may get to see some of our favourite Alaskans in cameos in future books! If you love romantic comedies that are sweet, sexy, and super heartwarming, but haven't started The Baileys series yet, then I highly recommend you check it out! Whether you start right from the start, or dip in-and-out based on your favourite tropes, I think you'll absolutely love it! :)

Star Rating: ★★★★★


What do you think?
Does Rules for Dating Your Ex sound like a book you'd like?
Have your started Piper and Rayne's The Baileys series yet?