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This is Love by Natasha Madison(Review Post)

Published September 4, 2019 by bookbesties
From the best selling series, Something So comes the spin-off series This is…
Vivienne
Never fall in love.
That was my motto, and I was sticking to it.
Having my heart broken once was enough, and I never wanted to do it again.
He was supposed to be a one-night stand, the only thing I do.
One rule shouldn’t be so hard to follow, but then I went back for seconds, then thirds. 
After that, I lost count of the number of times I lost myself in his arms. When I wasn’t paying attention, my guard slipped.
 
Mark
They call me Private Mark for a reason – my whole life is a secret. For two yeats, we danced around each other until I got her right where I wanted her…under me. 
Now that I had her, I wasn’t letting her go. I thought we were on the same page. I thought we were building something great. 
Boy, was I ever wrong.
I had no idea that while I was falling in love, she was trying to convince herself we were temporary.
She thought I’d walk away.
She was wrong.
Now it’s time to convince her she wants us too and to show her that the crazy, wild thing we have…
This Is Love.
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This Is Love (This is, #3)This Is Love by Natasha Madison

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Seasoned Natasha Madison reader alert!
I love a good sports romance and Natasha always delivers. The story line flows and she always delivers strong characters. Mark is this Greek God who plays hockey so win win. Vivienne is funny and feisty and french. The chemistry is so strong between these two that they burn the pages right on my kindle!

Vivienne is the serial dater not wanting to fall in the love trap. Mark has his sights set on the beautiful woman who never called him. Vivienne’s attraction to Mark has her giving in and breaking all her rules. Mark is determined to break down her walls but Vivienne will give him a run for his money. But,  when her past clashes with her present what will she do? Great quick read!  I would give it 20 stars if they would allow!

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How to Catch a Wicked Viscont(Review Post)

Published August 27, 2019 by bookbesties

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A young lady’s tarnished reputation might cost her everything in this first book in the Disreputable Debutantes series. 

Shy, bookish Sophie Brightwell is expected to make an advantageous match to improve her family’s fortunes. However, Sophie’s plans to make a spectacular debut go horribly awry when she and her three closest friends are expelled from a young ladies’ academy for unbecoming conduct. Since the ton will be sure to close their doors on these disgraced debutantes, they determine that unconventional means need to be employed in the husband-hunting market. Rakehells—the beau monde’s wickedest members—might be the only men willing to overlook a young lady’s besmirched reputation.

But how does one catch a rake?

Nate Hastings, the devil-may-care Viscount Malverne, is the older brother of Sophie’s best friend, fellow disgraced debutante Lady Charlotte. When a terribly foxed Nate accidentally compromises Sophie, Charlotte strikes a wicked bargain: in order to avoid a scandal and the parson’s mousetrap, Nate must help Sophie snare a husband. But as Nate fulfills his obligation and begins to instruct the lovely Sophie in the art of luring rakes, he soon finds himself battling his own fierce attraction to her.

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This is the first book in the Disreputable Debutantes series and the first book by this author that I have read.  If the rest of the series is as good as this book I will be a huge fan of both!!   Normally I fall in-love and gush over the characters, while these characters are adorable, it is their story I am over the moon for.  This is such a cute and fun romance!!! From page one to the last punctuation mark this author had me hooked.  The thing that sticks out about this story are the interactions between Sophie and Nate as well as their individual interactions with Charlie and how they all influence the direction of the growing romance.

Sophie Brightwell is certain she has ruined her chance of having a society marriage and saving her family from their financial strife, when late night mischief gets her and her 3 best friends expelled from school and labeled as the Disreputable Debutantes.   Her best friend Lady Charlotte “Charlie” Hastings offers her an opportunity to rejoin society, and try to win over the only men who would be willing to over-look their tarnished reputations.   The only problem with their plan is that Sophie only has eyes for one man, and while he is a rake he is off limits.

Nate Hastings, Viscount Malverncan’t afford to love ANYONE, so he lives a life of alcohol, gambling, and debauchery.  All that ends when his father forces him to move back home and threatens to take everything away if he doesn’t keep his name out of the gossip rags.  When a serious mistake from a night of excessive drinking causes him to make a deal with his sister, Charlie, he is forced to help her best friend find a husband.  Will he be able to keep Sophie at arms-length and help her find a husband or will he succumb to his own desires and claim her for his own?

This was a great start of the series and I can’t wait to see what the rest of the series holds.

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Wild Steamy Hookup by Piper Rayne(Review Post)

Published August 27, 2019 by bookbesties

 

He’s the quiet brooding guy who’s
owned my heart since I was sixteen but has refused to claim it.

I’m the naïve woman who believes
that someday our time will come.

I just didn’t realize that someday
would include waking up in Vegas with a raging hangover and a ring on my
finger.

If we believed in fate, maybe one
of us would’ve trusted that something more powerful than ourselves interceded
because our love is one of tangled vines. As twisted and frayed as they’ve
become over the years, they’ve never broken.

An annulment seemed like the easy
way out. We should’ve known it wouldn’t be fate that intervened, but our
Italian Mamas. They can deliver Oscar-worthy performances when heaping on the
guilt.

We thought it’d be easyHe’s the quiet brooding guy who’s
owned my heart since I was sixteen but has refused to claim it.

I’m the naïve woman who believes
that someday our time will come.

I just didn’t realize that someday
would include waking up in Vegas with a raging hangover and a ring on my
finger.

If we believed in fate, maybe one
of us would’ve trusted that something more powerful than ourselves interceded
because our love is one of tangled vines. As twisted and frayed as they’ve
become over the years, they’ve never broken.

An annulment seemed like the easy
way out. We should’ve known it wouldn’t be fate that intervened, but our
Italian Mamas. They can deliver Oscar-worthy performances when heaping on the
guilt.

We thought it’d be easy to pretend
to be a happily married couple in front of our families for three months and
then say we gave it our best shot and go our separate ways.

But nothing is easy when it comes
to Dominic Mancini and me. Nothing. to pretend
to be a happily married couple in front of our families for three months and
then say we gave it our best shot and go our separate ways.

But nothing is easy when it comes
to Dominic Mancini and me. Nothing.

 
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First I must say when it comes to this Author there should be more than 5 stars.

The cover is enticing and I love the color scheme. You see it and its warming.  Now when you turn to chapter one Dominic is the first to speak and after the first sentences I knew I was going to have a sleepless night. There is something about these Piper Rayne books that I swear are like a drug and I am happy to have the addiction.! Ok so its book 3 and You have Enzo who was alpha , Carm is a charmer and Dom has been quiet and broody. Dom and Val have had a complicated past and it’s been off and on. There have definitely been some miscommunications and every time they thought it would be their time life would happen. Now present day you have Vegas and drinking with an explosive chemistry between two people and Tadaaa you have a marriage made in heaven. Well….. remember life is not easy and between this Italian families and an Ex husband it will be a long road. Yes I loved Dom he was broody but sweet and spicy. Both him and Val just had beautiful chemistry. The story is a roller coaster with twists. This is raw, relatable and real. My favorite couple of the series and damn ladies you put everything including the kitchen sink in this story lol. Another one click choice because this is romance at its finest!!.

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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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Sapphire Flames by Ilona Andrews(Review Post)

Published August 27, 2019 by bookbesties

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In a world where magic is the key to power and wealth, Catalina Baylor is a Prime, the highest rank of magic user, and the Head of her House. Catalina has always been afraid to use her unique powers, but when her friend’s mother and sister are murdered, Catalina risks her reputation and safety to unravel the mystery.

But behind the scenes powerful forces are at work, and one of them is Alessandro Sagredo, the Italian Prime who was once Catalina’s teenage crush. Dangerous and unpredictable, Alessandro’s true motives are unclear, but he’s drawn to Catalina like a moth to a flame.

To help her friend, Catalina must test the limits of her extraordinary powers, but doing so may cost her both her House–and her heart.

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I have been a fan of Ilona Andrews from her Legacies series and for Cat to have her own book I JUMPED!
Catalina Baylor is now head of her house after her sister Nevada married Rogan and since you can’t belong to two houses….Catalina has taken over the role of trying to keep her family afloat by taking on investigation cases, paying bills and keeping her sister in line when she is awoken at 3 am with a distress call to help a young victim off of a ledge of a roof.

Cat has siren magic which means she can make anyone lover her so much they will eventually want pieces of her and she is terrified of, but the young victim on the roof is her friends brother and from there she learns that her friend’s mother and sister were killed. Catalina want’s badly to help her friend find out the mystery behind her friends family murders but when she has a run in with the one man whom she has crushed on for years, the Instagram hottie that everyone loves, and the one person who she can never have because of her magic, all things change.
Alessandro is known as a lot of things, playboy, Count, Instagram famous and hot but Catalina see’s a different side that not many know about..Killer?

Through all the twist and turns of this story, It felt at times that Cat was in over her head and
Alessandro was there to pull her out. There was so much action and plot twist it kept me reading and trying to figure everything out before it was revealed(which I never did). The ending gutted me but it was a great segway into what I assume will be another(or two other) books.

Great world building and story for new and seasoned readers of Ilona’s work!

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Duchess in his Bed(Review Post)

Published August 20, 2019 by bookbesties

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“Heath is known for her beautiful, deeply emotional romances.”—Washington Post

For a duchess with practical desires, falling in love is an inconceivable part of her plan…

As owner of the Elysium Club which caters to women’s fantasies, Aiden Trewlove is accustomed to introducing adventurous ladies to sin and vice. But he is uncharacteristically intrigued by the mysterious beauty who visits his club one night, yearning to indulge in the forbidden—with him. Drawn to her indomitable spirit, he breaks his rule of never becoming personally involved with his clientele and is determined to fully awaken her desires.

A recent widow, Selena Sheffield, Duchess of Lushing, has never known passion, not until Aiden’s slow, sensual seduction leads her on a journey of discovery and incredible pleasure. But her reasons for visiting the notorious club are not all that they seem.

As Selena’s motives become complicated by love, she finds herself with a most unexpected choice: forge ahead with a secret plan that could secure her future—or follow her heart which could prove ruinous.

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I could not put this book down!!! Another wonderful tale of the Trewloves and how they find love.  As you all know from my reviews of the previous books in this series I LOVE THIS FAMILY!  I especially love Aiden and this book.  I really hoped Aiden would find a lover who would be perfect for him and Lorraine Heath surely did not disappoint with Selena.

          Aiden Trewlove is one of the bastards who was raised by EttieTrewlove and made a name for himself -in spite of his low up-bringing- by owning and running a notorious “ladies only” club, where women from all walks of life can come and enjoy themselves by whatever means took their fancy. His success has been attributed to his ability to charm the patrons of the club all the while maintaining a strict policy to never get involved with any of them and to NEVER give his heart away. 

        Selena Sheffield, Duchess of Lushing, is newly widowed and facing the loss of the financial backing needed to keep her family afloat.  In an attempt to save it all she make a trip to the notorious Elysium Club with the plan to get pregnant and pass the baby off as the heir of her late husband.  Will the gentleman she chooses go along with her scheme and save her family or will they both have a change of heart?

Again I could not put this book down! It is my favorite of the series and I hope you all will love it as much as I do.

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Danielle

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Call Her Mine by Melissa Foster(Review Post)

Published August 15, 2019 by bookbesties

🔥🔥 Call Her Mine by Melissa Foster is LIVE!! One-click today!! 🔥🔥

Two besties and a baby make for an instafamily and a surprising romance in a delightful series by Melissa Foster, the New York Times bestselling author of the Sugar Lake novels.

Ben Dalton has always been honest, except where his heart is concerned. He’s been in love with his best friend—saucy, smart-mouthed Aurelia Stark—forever. But Ben’s a planner, and timing has never been on his side. When he finally decides to make his move, Aurelia beats him to the punch with a move of her own—to a different town.

Aurelia loves her new life in the charming town of Harmony Pointe. She has a great apartment and her very own bookstore, and best of all, the sinfully hot, commitment-phobic friend she’s crushed on for years is no longer just around the corner. Maybe she’ll finally be able to leave her unrequited love behind and move on.

But when a baby is left on Ben’s front porch—a baby that is presumably his—Aurelia is there for him. Neither one knows the first thing about babies, but how hard can it be? Ben and Aurelia are catapulted into a world of love, laughter, and tracking down the baby mama, and it might even add up to a very happily ever after… just not one either of them expects.

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 Call Her Mine (Harmony Pointe Book 1)Call Her Mine by Melissa Foster

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Friends to lovers is always a great story line.
Ben has been pining for his best friend and waiting for the right time to tell Aurelia that he has been in love with her . Aurelia has the hottest best friend named Ben and it’s been hard to be around him while he goes out and has his one night stands.
Aurelia is strong and independent character but has such a soft spot for Ben. Ben is sweet and sexy and in this story the teddy bear comes out. She has moved to a new town and is about to open a bookstore and try to move past her feelings. Ben never has great timing when a present is left on his doorstep and now as he comes clean with how he feels will Aurelia be able to return his feelings? As they try to navigate their friendship and life they hope that the odds are in their favor.

Love this story they have a special bond and it’s frustrating and heartwarming at the same time. The cover is so hot and that alone should make you read this story! Great read and a definite one click.

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Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and new adult romance with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented–perfect beach reads for contemporary romance lovers who enjoy reading about wealthy heroes and smart, sassy heroines.

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The Best Friend Problem by Mariah Ankenman(Review Post)

Published August 12, 2019 by bookbesties

Prudence Carlson has been lucky in life. A fulfilling wedding-planning business run with her girlfriends in Colorado, plus the best guy friend ever in her firefighter bestie Finn. All that’s missing from it is a baby. Luckily, it’s the twenty-first century–Pru can take matters into her own hands. She doesn’t need to find true love to create the future love of her life.


Except all this talk of babies and insemination and…Pru and Finn cross a line they never expected to. Sure, one night of passion won’t change their close friendship. Until Pru goes in for a fertility check-up to find…she’s already pregnant. 


As best friends, Pru and Finn have survived college, new jobs, and bad breakups, but can they survive crib shopping, birth classes, and late-night cravings. Especially when Finn has never considered himself even remotely Daddy material?

 

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This was a new author to me and I love a friends to lovers story. I really enjoyed this story. It’s always interesting to see how deep the relationship is between friends. Pru has it all right now, two of the best girlfriends and a wonderful wedding business. Not to mention her other best friend Finn. She is ready for a baby and tangles her bestie Finn to help pick out a donor. After a night of celebration the morning brings to light the line that these two best friends have crossed.

Finn is a firefighter and is living his life of bachelorhood. Until Pru goes to her doctor and finds out her surprise is already on it’s way without having to use a donor.  Pru and Finn have a long history of friendship and have managed to be there for each other without crossing any lines. We all know that it’s just fun when the characters blur the lines. Finn was so sweet and thoughtful. Pru is very independent so she was all ready to deal with the pregnancy by herself. I love the banter between these two it flowed so well and you could really see the love they had for each other. The story was well written and I loved the banter with the two girl best friends. Overall great read and would definitely read any other books from this author.

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Damaris

About the Author:

Bestselling author Mariah Ankenman lives in the beautiful Rocky Mountains with her two rambunctious daughters and her loving husband who provides ample inspiration for her heart-stopping heroes. Her books have been nominated for the prestigious RWA Golden Heart and CRW Stiletto awards.
 
Whether she’s writing hometown heroes or sexy supernaturals, Mariah loves to lose herself in a world of words. Her favorite thing about writing is when she can make someone’s day a little brighter with one of her books. 
 
Mariah is represented by Eva Scalzo of the Speilburg Literary Agency.
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