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This is Forever by Natasha Madison

Published January 23, 2020 by bookbesties

 

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From USA Today Bestselling Author comes the fourth book in the This Is Series.
Caroline
Becoming a teen mom at sixteen was not what I expected, but then again, neither was being a single parent. Still, I wouldn’t change my past because that boy is my world.

Hockey is the only thing my son seems to care about, so I work two jobs to make sure he can play. I’d do anything to make sure he doesn’t suffer because of the bad decisions his father made.

When he won a whole summer of hockey training, I knew in my heart he was going to have an amazing time.

What I wasn’t prepared for was meeting his new summer coach.

He was magnetic, powerful, and a player—in all forms of the word.

If my life had taught me anything up to this point, it was how to avoid making bad decisions, and Justin Stone was the definition of a bad decision.

I could never be a woman his family approved of. Even if I wished I could be.

Justin
Growing up as the son of a hockey God is one thing. Growing up as the brother of a second hockey God is another. I had big skates to fill, so it was a good thing I loved every second of it.

Summer was my off time, my time to let loose, but when they ask me to coach a hockey camp for underprivileged kids, I couldn’t say no.

But when she walked in holding a little boy’s hand, my heart stopped beating. Or maybe it started for the first time.

They were a package deal, and I knew this—wanted it more than I’ve ever wanted anything. It didn’t take long to realize that no matter what happened,

I would do anything to protect them.

She is the only one I want to be with.

When push comes to shove, I have to prove to everyone that this is my choice, and This is Forever.

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I have been addicted to this series and a bit sad for the last book in the This Is series. Hockey romances have been a delight coming from Natasha. This story was a nice mix of two people on different paths and in a blink of an eye the path can change. Caroline us a single mom working hard for her son who is so adorable in this story. Finances are tight but she is excited when her son gets a chance for a hockey camp for free. 

Justin is carefree and likes to payback with the sport that he loves and of course it is in his DNA. He is not looking for anything until single mom Caroline shows up at his camp that he puts on. The attraction is immediate but Justin is already trying to cook up ideas to try to win Caroline over. 

The romance is sweet and the way Justin is with Dylan will have your ovaries swooning. The story had a great flow and the family of Justin from the past books is a delight. A great read that will have you smiling till the end!

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Damaris

 

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Confessions of a Naughty Nanny by Piper Rayne(Review Post)

Published January 8, 2020 by bookbesties

 

When a famous music producer moves to Lake Starlight it can’t just be a coincidence. It’s the universe helping to move things along in the right direction so that Griffin Thorne can discover me.

I have to confess—I’ll do whatever it takes to make that happen.

Confession #1: I may have overhead that he was in search of a nanny. What can I say? My brother has a big mouth.

Confession #2: It’s possible I helped along the assumption that I had nanny experience. Hey, babysitting my nieces and nephew counts, right?

Confession #3: There’s a good chance I oversold my qualifications. But my Grandma Dori backed me up, so it’s not completely my fault.

And it worked. He hired me. Only for me to find out that he left the business.

 

I guess it’s on to Plan B.

 

When he accidentally overhears me singing, I expect nothing from him. Then he asks to work with me on a song for our town’s Founder’s Day Parade and it feels like a dream come true. Until…

 

Confession #4: I’ve fallen for him.

 

 

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First let’s talk about I love in the Bailey series the titles of confessions with each book. This one of course is about Phoenix who is the younger of the Bailey children and also a twin. Aspiring singer Phoenix has been trying to get a meet n greet with Griffin Thorne who whatever he touches turns to gold.

Only issue is one roadblock in the form of her brother who refuses to introduce them. Well between a chance meeting and Grandma Dori to cement a deal Phoenix becomes the Nanny to Griffin child. Yep a Nanny I mean babysitting nieces and nephews counts as experience right? Well when she finds out that Griffin is no longer in the business it is time to come up with a plan B.

Well plans sometimes don’t go the way we want them to. I am a live of the Bailey family series and that is the work of how personable these characters are. Every time I read a book from this series it makes me want to go visit Lake Starlight and hang out with this magnetic family. I did have a moment where I wanted to shake both characters but that is besides the point. Again always a great read when reading anything from this author. I always mourn when I get to the end but there was a bonus epilogue that I loved. Also be warned that you won’t want to miss the last couple pages that will clue you in on the next Bailey book. I will be patiently waiting(not so patiently lol) for the next sibling.

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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” (okay…you 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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Sleeper By Kayley Loring(Review Post)

Published December 17, 2019 by bookbesties

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SHANE MILLER SLEEP DIARY:

Went to bed at: Late.

How long it took to fall asleep: Forever. I have insomnia. Duh.

Number of caffeinated beverages you had consumed: Zero. Thanks for advising me to quit!

My stress level is off the charts.

I can’t sleep right on a normal day, and lately my days are filled with the best kind of chaos.

My ex-wife and husband number two are filming in Poland for three months,

so I’m turning down movie parts to focus on the most important role of my life—

impossibly charming and somewhat capable young single dad.

My son won’t stop asking questions.

My daughter won’t brush her teeth unless I sing her showtunes.

Our regular nanny quit.

The only person I could trust to hire as a temp nanny is my best friend’s sister.

If Mary Poppins and Bill Murray had a baby it would be Willa.

Fresh out of grad school and beautifully weird.

She hates my movies, and my kids adore her.

I couldn’t sleep last night because she wasn’t here.

Turns out I can’t sleep unless she’s in my house now.

Turns out she’s what’s been missing from my life all along.

If my friend had any idea what I want to do to his gorgeous troublemaker of a sister,

he would smother me with a pillow.

The chances of us succeeding as a couple are about as good as that little indie movie

that I made being a huge hit.

But it’s a chance I’m going to take.

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Alert new author to me and I I thoroughly enjoyed!!!

Shane is a divorced dad of Two and there is also the fact that he is famous. His ex wife goes off to a shoot and he will be on single Daddy duty. Here comes Willa who used to have a huge crush on Shane and can’t believe she is seeing him again. One problem he is her brothers best friend and there still is that old crush thing? She is brought on as the new Nanny and will she be able to keep her heart safe? Cute kiddies, funny banter and a sexy daddy all a great recipe for a great story. Loved the chemistry between these two and I was pulling for Willa all the way!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Before writing steamy romantic comedy novels, Kayley Loring got a BFA in creative writing from a Canadian university and had a fifteen-year career as a screenwriter in Los Angeles (under a different name). She mostly wrote PG-13 family comedies that studios would pay her lots of money for and then never make into movies. In 2017 she decided to move to the Pacific Northwest and write about all the fun stuff that she wasn’t allowed to write about in those PG-13 scripts. Now she’s breathing cleaner air and writing dirtier words. It’s an adjustment she’s happily getting used to.

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Website: https://www.kayleyloring.com/

Damaris

 

Diamond in the Rouge by Wendy LaCapra(Review Post)

Published November 26, 2019 by bookbesties

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Diamond in the Rogue will captivate you! It is sensual, lush, beautifully romantic, and I recommend it! -Stacy Reid, Author of the House of Calydon Series

In an act of revenge, Lord Rayne kissed Lady Julia and was sent packing to America. But now he’s back to settle his affairs and give away his sister in marriage, until he meets up with the alluring yet innocent Lady Julia again. He doesn’t regret their first kiss, but he was never good enough for her.

Lady Julia had two years to forget the moody and mercurial Earl of Rayne. But one look, and she knows they’re meant to be together. Be damned with his and her brother’s objections, she’ll just jump on the back of Rayne’s departing carriage and compromise them both thoroughly.

Only, Julia never expected her forbidding Lord to be so good at resisting temptation…

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I was so very excited to read this book for a couple of reasons; first- the author herself asked me to read and review this book (yes I totally fan girled over that), second- I really enjoyed the previous book in the series and couldn’t wait to see what the author had instore for this next book, and third- once I discovered this was Rayne and Julia’s story I was beyond stoked. After meeting these two characters in the last book and the hints about what broke up a long time group of best friends and forced Clarissa’s brother Rayne to flee to America I was praying it would be a good as the last. Let me tell you all this book was better than I ever imagined! I couldn’t put it down. This book has all the things I adore: A strong and sassy leading lady, a dark and brooding hero, and some seriously steamy love scenes (please remember this is a historical romance and while most love scenes can be pretty vanilla these most definitely were not). I can honestly say this is one of my favorite books for 2019!!! I can only hope we get to see how Farring’s story plays out in the next book.

Graham Laithe, Earl of Rayne has spent the last 2 years in America working very hard to forget the biggest mistake of his life. When he is forced to return to England for his sister’s wedding and to settle his affairs, the last thing he wants is to face his once bet friends or see the one woman he can never have and the cause of all his troubles. Will he be able to successfully part ways with his sister and his life in England as he plans or will he find himself with a reason to stay?

Lady Julia Stanley has a personal rule of never making the same mistake twice. Just as she is prepared to give up on finding love of her own, she is challenged by a dear friend to break that rule. Faced with the prospect saving the only man she loves from his own self-destruction, she forms a risky plan involving disguise, kidnapping, and possibly pirates to take her own destiny in hand and fight for the love she thought was lost. Will she succeed or will all her efforts leave them both heartbroken all over again?

This seriously is one of my favorite books of 2019 and I can’t wait to see how all of you like it.

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Danielle

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Lip Smacker By Alison Bailey(Review Post)

Published November 26, 2019 by bookbesties

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Logan Heath was the sweetest and most beautiful boy I had ever seen. He was popular, smart, and the star quarterback of Fort Johnson High. Every girl in school followed him around in hopes of getting his attention. I was no different, except that I admired Logan from afar. With him being a superstar junior and me being an awkward freshman at a new school, our coupling was a mere pipe dream.
Implementing my top-notch investigating skills I learned from reading The Nancy Drew Mysteries, I followed Logan’s life from high school through his college career, and then some. Fearing that my stalker-ish tendencies were becoming more of a mental health issue, I purposely lost track of him five years ago. I admit since that time I have thought of Logan. And when I say thought I mean he has popped into one or forty R-rated dreams of mine.
The day he walked into my bakery, butterflies fluttered in my stomach, tingles tingled my skin, and a sequence of R-rated dreams flashed through my head. But I was no longer that awkward teenager, too scared to speak to him. I had grown into a confident woman. A woman who wanted to admire Logan Heath up close and personal. Unfortunately, from the very beginning, Logan wanted something from me that I was not willing to give him.

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Okay,  let me start by warning you that this is a new to me author. I have seen the blurb on my Instagram feed and when I saw a chance to review I said why not? The cover is cute, I love the colors, they are inviting and at first reading the title it made me think of those lip balms that kids loved and they came in different flavors, just me?   Well as you can see I did give it a good rating so I would say yes it was my jam. First paragraph had me a little iffy, there was a lot of monologue and Lip Smacker, yes that is the name because trust me it’s a lot easier than her real name “Elipheleta!” Not only does she have a unique name she is a bakery owner with a witty grandma as her sidekick. She meets “the closer” who is Logan and he works for the investor who is trying to buy everyone out! Logan also happens to be the football god from her high school who she continually spent some of her high school years drooling over. The crush is still there and as much as she wants to hate him the attraction for her is there. Well folks he is here to woo her out of her building that is if Lip doesn’t give him a run for his money! It’s cute and she is so random and funny pretty sure that is why I really enjoyed this book. It made me laugh and I was mesmerized to keep turning the pages. Baked goods, laughter, a little sadness and some sexy scenes are a great recipe for a hit!

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Damaris

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Falling For My Brother’s Best Friend by Piper Rayne(Review Post)

Published October 22, 2019 by bookbesties

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Let’s say you’re an independent, self-sufficient woman who runs the family company and you find yourself falling for your little brother’s best friend. Now, more than ever, you need to count all the reasons why you need to abandon falling.

Abandon Falling #1 – He’s a womanizer. Hasn’t had a serious relationship a day in his life and changes women more often than he changes his sheets.

Abandon Falling #2 – He’s never serious. He cracks one-liners, mostly at your expense.

Abandon Falling #3 – When things go wrong, he seems unfazed and always remains in control. It’s so annoying.

Abandon Falling #4 – He has tattoos. Lots of them. Everywhere. Not to mention, he owns a tattoo parlor. (Damn it! Why doesn’t that sound like a bad thing anymore?)

Abandon Falling #5 – There’s a growing list of how different you two are. You can’t get along for fifteen minutes—a lifetime together would land one of you in prison.

Keep repeating those reasons and drown yourself in work. Pretend you don’t notice his good qualities or how enticing he looks without a shirt, and do not, I repeat, do not agree to live with the man while your place is being repaired from flood damage.

Trust me, even the strongest of us can only forego temptation for so long

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First I would like to say ummmmm why not fall when your brothers best friend looks like Liam! If you have been reading the series you will know that there has been this storm simmering between Savannah and Liam for awhile. Savannah is head of the family business and she is the tough cookie. She has no time to play and always feels like the weight of carrying the family is on her shoulders. Liam is the sexy brothers best friend and is well loved in the community. He is a business owner but has had a thing for Savannah for the longest. Now they both find themselves under the same roof and now they will have to deny how they feel or confront what’s between these two. It is a bit of a angst with these two but it’s worth it. Savannah sometimes will make you want to shout at her but understandable she is under a lot of pressure and wants to please the business but doesn’t know how to find the balance to allowing herself to be happy. The banter between these two light up the pages from the beginning. You are turning each page panting and drooling. Liam is everything you could expect and I think dealing with Savannah he deserves a medal lol. Anything from Piper Rayne is always a win so it was not a surprise that this was a winner. I am just so glad The Bailey’s are such a big family because there are still more stories.

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Damaris

The Duke’s Stolen Bride by Sophie Jordan(Review Post)

Published October 22, 2019 by bookbesties

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From USA Today bestselling author Sophie Jordan comes a scandalously sensual romance in her beloved Rogue Files series.

“Deliciously sexy!”—Sarah MacLean, New York Times bestselling author 

An urgent dilemma…

To save her impoverished family, Marian Langley will become a mistress. But she will not be just any mistress. Marian intends to become so skilled, so coveted, that she can set her own terms, retaining control over her body and her fate. Only one problem remains: finding a tutor…

A scandalous solution…

Other men deprive themselves of pleasure for propriety’s sake. Nathaniel, Duke of Warrington, would much rather be depraved. He slakes his desires with professionals who ask nothing of him but his coin. Marian’s proposal—that he train her without taking her virtue—is an intriguing diversion, until their lessons in seduction spin out of control.

And a most unlikely duchess…

When Marian is blackmailed into engagement by a man she despises, Nate impulsively steals her away. Though he never intended to take a wife, he can’t tolerate the idea of Marian forfeiting her freedom to another. But can he bear to give her what she demands—a real marriage?

This book is a jaw dropper!!!

As always Sophie Jordan has written an incredibly fun story that I couldn’t put down.  I don’t think I have encountered a stronger heroine than this one.  The level of self- sacrifice this leading lady is willing to undertake to provide for her family is unparalleled.  I cannot even begin to explain how truly excited and relieved I was when she found her happy ending and was able to fully secure her family’s future.

Marian Langley is doing everything she can to support her three younger siblings.  Desperate times lead her to befriend a once “kept woman” to gain knowledge on becoming a courtesan.  But she has no desire to become just any ordinary courtesan she is determined to become a comfortably kept companion of a member of high society.  Too bad she has no experience in attracting such men.  Her new friend advises her to seek tutelage from “The Depraved Duke”, who they are certain is just the man for the job andconveniently lives near the town. Will their scandalous arrangement teach her the skills she needs to become a world class courtesan or will fate have other plans for them both?

Nathaniel, Duke of Warrington, tries to avoid interacting with people as much as possible unless he chooses to do so, meaning that most of the people he interacts with are either his staff or the paid courtesans who leave once their services are no longer needed.  That is until a series of events has him crossing paths with a sassy towns-woman with a smart mouth and fire in her eyes.  The last thing he ever wanted or expected was for her to show up at his door with a very scandalous proposition that could completely ruin them both if anyone found out.  Will he be able to remain aloof and fulfill their agreement or will he make a proposal of his own?

This book was an adventure and an inspiration that I am completely in love with.  I am excited for all of you to read it and tell me your thoughts.

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Danielle

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