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FALLING for the COWBOY(REVIEW POST)

Published January 31, 2019 by bookbesties

Never trust a man who wears nothing more than a cowboy hat and ripped jeans who asks if you’d like to save a horse and ride a . . . well, you get the picture.

That should’ve been enough for me to walk away.

I’ve been warned on several occasions about southern men—with their sexy accents, charming manners, and the ability to easily get any woman in bed—which is something I’ll be avoiding.

Being a professional photographer has many perks—traveling around the world, calling all the shots, and working with subject matter that isn’t bad to look at—but Colton Langston with his washboard abs and baby blue eyes, could care less about my current project. He’s trouble, I know it, and he’s determined to make me work for every single photo. When I’m forced into riding lessons, I get way more than I ever bargained for, and by the time my trip is over, I’m in too deep.

Being with him was thrilling, but falling for him was unpredictable.
And ignoring him will be impossible.

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This book made me want to go back to San Antonio and find me a cowboy!

where to start with all the goodness….! First the cover is sexy and flirty and gives you a good visual for the journey you will embark on. Second this book had all the great ingredients: great cover, well developed characters and a wonderful love story! Even the names Colton and Presley are cute!

Presley is in town to photograph for her bookstagram and happens to be staying at the Bishop Ranch. Colton is one of the ranch hands and a native to Texas. Colton is not looking for a relationship after a nasty break 5 years ago and Presley travels a lot and does not see herself settling down. The guests are normally off limits to the ranch hands but the attraction that sparks when they meet equals to maybe twisting the rules! Whatever idea you thought you had about Colton, erase it because while he is slightly cocky he’s also sweet and warm and had me swooning!  How could Presley resist???? I love how the bishop boys and wives make appearances  and boy oh boy Braxton!!!!

This is another hit ladies!! I cant wait for more!!

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Brooke Cumberland & Lyra Parish are a duo of romance authors who teamed up to write under the USA Today Bestselling pseudonym, Kennedy Fox. They share a love of You’ve Got Mail and The Holiday. When they aren’t bonding over romantic comedies, they like to brainstorm new book ideas. One day, they decided to collaborate and have some fun creating new characters that’ll make your lady bits tingle and your heart melt. If you enjoy romance stories with sexy, tattooed alpha males and smart, independent women, then a Kennedy Fox book is for you!

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Damaris

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Moonlight Scandals(Review Post)

Published January 28, 2019 by bookbesties

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Even a ghost hunter like Rosie Herpin couldn’t have foreseen the fateful meeting between two mourners that has brought her so intimately close to the notorious and seductive Devlin de Vincent. Everyone in New Orleans knows he’s heir to a dark family curse that both frightens and enthralls. To the locals, Devlin is the devil. To Rosie, he’s a man who’s stoking her wildest fantasies. When a brutal attack on her friend is linked to the de Vincents, he becomes a mystery she may be risking her life to solve. 

Devlin knows what he wants from this sexy and adventurous woman. But what does Rosie want from him? It’s a question that becomes more pressing—and more dangerous—when he suspects her of prying into the shadows of his past. 

Now, the legends surrounding the de Vincents may not be myths at all. But if she’s to discover the truth, she must follow them straight into the arms of the man she can’t resist—the handsome devil himself.

I will be the first one to admit how much I hated Devlin…vehemently, but Jennifer has a way of making even the hated character a little bit likable(Ahem, Seth).  So going into his book I kept an open mind.

Devlin de Vincent is the mysterious older brother of the de Vincent’s and since the first book, Moonlight Sins, has also been the most hated one, with his snide comments and even more hated fiancé, Sabrina Delvin put the ‘DEV’ in Devil.  When his brother(Lucian) buys a house that may or may not be haunted Rosie enters the picture with her ghost hunting extraordinairedness. She is sassy and sexy and takes zero mess from Devlin who is used to everyone bending to his will.

Rosie thinks Devlin is hot, I mean hello, but she also knows that he is an butthead and gives back everything he dishes out and thus begins their hate/like relationship. The hateful flirtatious banter that they have literally make the whole book for me, and the chemistry is off the charts! 

Can we say Hate Sex?! 

Getting to know Devlin is actually not so bad. Learning why he is the way he is and will stop at nothing to protect his family warms Rosie’s hart even when she spends half her time disliking him, but when craziness starts happening and Rosie finds herself in the middle of it by chance, she  understand completely the type of man Devlin is and the mystery that has surrounded the de Vincent’s father’s death. The twist and turns this book took me on had me screaming at mu kindle at an ungodly hour but it was so worth it. Slow calp to Jennifer for this one, I felt she captured romantic suspense really well and Rosie and Dev are one of my fav book couple!

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Vonetta

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My Scot, My Surrender(Review Post)

Published December 26, 2018 by bookbesties

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SCOTLAND, 1819. Brandt Montgomery Pierce is a bastard—and proud of it. Raised by the Duke of Bradburne, Brandt enjoys an uncommon life of privilege. Despite the mystery surrounding his birth, he has wealth and opportunity, and wants nothing more. Especially not a wife.

Lady Sorcha Maclaren, the fiery and scarred daughter of Laird Maclaren, the Duke of Dunrannoch, is desperate to avoid marriage to a loathsome marquess at any cost…even if it means risking a kiss with a handsome stranger at a Scottish border festival.

But after an innocent kiss turns into a scandalously public embrace, Sorcha and Brandt get more than they bargained for—a swift trip to the altar. When danger chases them into the Highlands, and deceit threatens to tear them apart, their only hope will be to surrender…to each other.

Each book in the Lords of Essex series is STANDALONE

*My Rogue, My Ruin
*My Darling, My Disaster
*My Hellion, My Heart
*My Scot, My Surrender

This is the first book by these wonderful authors that I have had the immense pleasure of reading.  In this book we follow the story of The Beast of Maclarenand an English stable master as they find themselves in a very dangerous situation.

    These two characters were not at all what I expected when I started this book, I was quickly surprised and beyond enamored with their story.  Brandt’s ability to see Sorcha’s beauty past all her defenses and scars it what made endeared him to my heart.  Sorcha’s fast thinking and strength of character are the traits I constantly look for in a heroin.  The dangerous predicament they find them in and the team work and trust they build lays a very strong foundation for a friendship and a romance that will last all their lives.

    The fierce protective instincts in both of these characters is what I have come to expect from books about Highlanders, and while all of the characters in this book live up to that standard Sorcha and Brandt raise the bar.  These characters were well thought out and even more well written, and the dynamics of their story line show case them beautifully.  This book was a great read and I am very happy to add these author’s to my list of favorites.

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Danielle

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Ten Kisses to Scandal(Misadventures in Matchmaking Book 2)

Published December 26, 2018 by bookbesties

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The Bourne Matrimonial Agency has one rule: Never fall in love with the client. However, they never said anything about kissing a rake…

Briar Bourne’s matchmaking career could be summed up in two words—comic disaster. Unless she can learn about the irresistible forces that draw men and women together, her professional future looks rather bleak. But Briar has an intriguing plan—enlisting London’s most irredeemable rake to teach her everything he knows about attraction. Given his notorious reputation, it’s no surprise that Nicholas Blacklowe, the Earl of Edgemont, requests one thing in exchange for his tutelage. For every lesson, he wants a kiss in return. And what harm could there be in a simple kiss? After all, Briar would never fall for a scoundrel…

Nicholas has no romantic notions about love, and no intention of changing his ways. He’s only helping Briar so that she can find the perfect bride for his jilted cousin. Yet Briar is so clever, so curious, so candid—so blasted tempting—that soon, Nicholas can’t stop wondering what it might be like if he was irresistible to her.

Ten lessons. Ten kisses. And a million ways to fall hopelessly, scandalously in love.

This is the second book in the Misadventures in Matchmaking series and it is just as good as the first!!!! I love the imagination, tenacity, and courage of Briar and seeing how all three traits played into this story.  I adore this family and seeing the success of their matchmaking agency (even if the sisters seem to be the primary ones who find their perfect matches) in a time where such things were taboo warms my heart.

   This is one of few books where I can honestly say many times I genuinely laughed out loud at the banter between the naive yet witty leading lady and the smug, self-assured leading gentleman.  Their relationship had me giggling and sighing all at the same time and that isn’t normally something that happens for me in H.R. books.  I am eager to read the next installment of the Misadventures in Matchmaking and see if the oldest sister finds her perfect match.

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Danielle

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Dare to Love a Duke: The London Underground(Review Post)

Published December 26, 2018 by bookbesties

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Named one of Amazon’s Best Romances of December!

For a dashing duke and the proprietress of a secret, sensual club in the London Underground, passion could lead to love… if they dare

Thomas Powell, the new Duke of Northfield, knows he should be proper and principled, like his father. No more dueling, or carousing, or frequenting masked parties where Londoners indulge their wildest desires. But he’s not ready to give up his freedom just yet. The club is an escape, a place where he can forget about society and the weight of his title… and see her, the woman he’s wanted forever.

Lucia—known as Amina—manages the Orchid Club, a secret society where fantasies become reality. But for Lucia, it’s strictly business, profitable enough to finance her dream: a home for the lost girls of the streets. Surrounded by lovers, she only observes, unwilling risk her future for any man. No member has ever intrigued her…until him, the masked stranger whose heated looks sear her skin. After months of suppressed longing, they dare to give in to temptation…

But the late duke’s legacy comes with a shocking secret, and the scandal threatens to destroy everything Tom loves… his family, the Orchid Club, and even Lucia.

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This is a really good book!!!  I was hooked from page one!!  This book has a little bit of everything all mix in together to make this one of my favorites from 2018.   I love these characters and their dedication to their causes and their determination to see even their most unconventional dreams come true.  From a secret masquerade sex club to blackmail to a girl’s home to a steamy romance this book had me itching to see what happened next with every page I turned.

Thomas is one of my favorite heroes for 2018 due to his strong sense of honor and his ability to grow and adapt his sense of duty to insure he both fulfills family obligations as well as standing steadfast in what is personally important to him.  It’s those qualities that same qualities in Lucia that make them such a strong couple.  Each of their individual drive made them strong characters, added together it made them an unstoppable couple.

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I loved this book!

Danielle

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The Duke That I Marry(Review Post)

Published November 27, 2018 by bookbesties

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Once upon a time there were three young ladies who, despite their fortunes, had been on the marriage mart a bit too long. They were known as “the Spinster Heiresses” . . .

Is it wrong for a woman to want more?

Not if she is a Spinster Heiress. They do not settle. Any young miss would be very lucky to find herself promised to a man like the Duke of Camberly. However, Miss Willa Reverly has watched her friends marry for love. Camberly may be the prize of the season, but she will not be “sold” to any man. She wants his devotion or she wants nothing at all.

When is a Marriage of Convenience inconvenient?

Newly named to the ducal title, Matthew Addison is determined to discover the secrets behind Mayfield, the bankrupt estate he has inherited. He doesn’t have time to coddle a headstrong heiress who is determined to ditch him over something as silly as “love.” Little does he know that his questions will place her in jeopardy. Now he must do what he must to save them both.

Could it be that in running from danger they might be racing headlong into a truly unexpected fate: falling in love?

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The last of the spinster heiresses has found love!   It just took her standing up for what she thought she wanted in her life for her to get everything she actually wanted.  As you all know I adore these ladies and their misadventures as they navigate the Season as “spinsters” to find their true loves, and this book was a perfect close to that time in their lives.   Willa is yet another brilliant display of this author’s ability to create strong women characters who are feminine and smart as well as independent and steadfast.

    I really like how this book is both a continuation of the stories told in the first two books and the story of the relationship of the individual couple without compromising either story line.  I am going to miss these ladies but can’t wait to see what is next from this author.

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Danielle

 

Someone to Trust(Review Post)

Published November 27, 2018 by bookbesties

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