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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

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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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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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

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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. 
 
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A little Light Mischief by Cat Sebastian(Review Post)

Published August 7, 2019 by bookbesties

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A seductive thief

Lady’s maid Molly Wilkins is done with thieving—and cheating and stabbing and all the rest of it. She’s determined to keep her hands to herself, so she really shouldn’t be tempted to seduce her employer’s prim and proper companion, Alice. But how can she resist when Alice can’t seem to keep her eyes off Molly?

Finds her own heart

For the first time in her life, Alice Stapleton has absolutely nothing to do. The only thing that seems to occupy her thoughts is a lady’s maid with a sharp tongue and a beautiful mouth. Her determination to know Molly’s secrets has her behaving in ways she never imagined as she begins to fall for the impertinent woman.

Has been stolen

When an unwelcome specter from Alice’s past shows up unexpectedly at a house party, Molly volunteers to help the only way she knows how: with a little bit of mischief.

 

 

 A Little Light Mischief (The Turner Series, #3.5)A Little Light Mischief by Cat Sebastian

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is my first time reading a F/F romance let alone a Historical F/F romance. I’m glad my first was written by an author I adore! As usual for Cat Sebastian the heroines are well written and have lots of character. I like how she made the intimate scenes between Alice and Molly more real to life rather than the crap you see in adult films, that was one of the biggest reasons I hadn’t yet read any f/f romance books. This book has adventure, strength, empowerment, and acceptance, all things that make up a great story.

As the daughter of a impoverish Vicar, Alice Stapleton,was not prepared for her new life as a lady’s companion. But her new position not only saved her from starvation, it led her to make friends withMrs. Wraxhall’s lady’s maid. Through her friendship with Molly she not only discovers her sense of self, she is empowered to stand up for herself and right the wrongs done to her in her past. Her friendship with Molly also gives her the confidence her to embrace other aspects of herself that she denied herself in the past.
Molly Wilkins needs her position as Mrs. Wraxhall’s lady’s maid and she is determined not to mess it up or let anyone get in the way, not even the very attractive new lady’s companion, who can’t seem to take her eyes off of Molly. Will sharing the thievery skills she acquired to survive in the past help her and her new friend gain their independence, or will they be caught red handed and lose it all?

I am glad this was my first f/f romance. Let me know what you think of it?

3 and a half

Danielle

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The Rouge King By Abigail Owen(Review Post)

Published July 30, 2019 by bookbesties

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A modern-day Game of Thrones meets JR Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series from paranormal author Abigail Owen.

Kasia Amon is a master at hiding. Who—and what—she is makes her a mark for the entire supernatural world. Especially dragon shifters. To them, she’s treasure to be taken and claimed. A golden ticket to their highest throne. Problem is, she can’t stop bursting into flames, and there’s a sexy dragon shifter in town hunting for her.

As a rogue dragon, Brand Astarot has spent his life in the dark, shunned by his own kind, concealing his true identity. Only his dangerous reputation ensures his survival. Delivering a phoenix to the feared Blood King will bring him one step closer to the revenge he’s waited centuries to take. No way is he letting the feisty beauty get away.

But when Kasia sparks a white-hot need in him that’s impossible to ignore, Brand begins to form a new plan: claim her for himself…and take back his birthright.

 

This was my first time ever venturing into the world of dragons, but the blurp seemed interesting and this is a new to me author, so I gave it a shot. 

Kasia is a rarity in a world full of dragon, and wolf shifter’s as well as Vampires. on the run since her mother died protecting her and her sister’s from what they know as ruthless dragon’s who want nothing more than to use them for their own advances.

When Kasia can’t control her fire, which also allows her to see visions, she seeks help and winds up at a clinic where someone suspects what she is and rats her out. 

Brand has been a rouge dragon shifter all his life, ever since his parents were killed and wants nothing more than to be able to avenge his families death. He is known as ruthless and mean and will do anything to further is goal. When he is dispatched to retrieve Kasia for a king he hopes to align with to help him with his revenge, he finds he is the only one who can control Kasia’s fire when her visions start. Brand’s sole mission is to bring Kasia to the king and keep her alive and out of the clutches of other shifters who would want to do her harm all the while not trying to fall to his desires that he has for the phoenix. 

Kasia feel herself being drawn to Brand but know she should keep him at arms length, despite her ever growing feelings she has for him. When they fund themselves literally running for their lives from wolves, vampires and dragons the tensions between them come to a head, but now he has to hand her over to dragon king.

I found this story intriguing and I hate love triangles so I was a little concerned that it would be when Brand took Kasia to the Blue King but it’s done in such a way that it clearly isn’t a love triangle. I did find that the story was a bit longer than I felt (At the time) and I also thought the ending could have been shorter. Now looking back i get why the author put everything into the book(to build the world and relationship between the character) but I still felt the ending (which was a fight scene) was drawn way out. 

For that I gave this 4 1/2 stars because the story was great and I definitely want to go back and read her other sires, also in this world.

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Vonetta

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The Rouge to Ruin by Vivienne Lorret(Review Post)

Published July 30, 2019 by bookbesties

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The Bourne Matrimonial Agency has one rule: Never fall in love with a client, which shouldn’t be a problem when one’s faking an engagement to the rogue across the street . . .

Ainsley Bourne needs the family business to succeed. But one obstacle stands in her way—Reed Sterling, the huge, handsome, former prize fighter and owner of the gaming hell across the street. His scandalous customers scare off all her marriage-minded patrons and since the devilish brute has no intention of relocating, she sets out to ruin his unsavory establishment. Yet when a vile suitor from her past reappears, Ainsley hastily claims an attachment to the first man who comes to mind . . . Mr. Sterling, to be exact.

Reed doesn’t know who is more surprised by Miss Bourne’s declaration. She clearly hates him, and he’d never admit their arguments simmer with unrequited attraction. Something about the pleading look in her eyes calls to Reed, and against his better judgment, he quickly plays the part of the besotted fiancé.

Pretending to be in love requires a convincing charade. But with each tantalizing touch and every scandalous kiss, Ainsley starts to wonder if Reed was ever really the enemy at all.

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The Rogue to Ruin (Misadventures in Matchmaking, #3)The Rogue to Ruin by Vivienne Lorret

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

OK so you guys know how much I enjoyed the first two books in this series and how much I have been looking forward to Ainsley’s story and the close to the Misadventures in Matchmaking series? Well I can say 100% that Vivienne Lorret did not disappoint! This was the ultimate finale book for any series. While this is in fact Ainsley’s happy ending we still get the perfect amount of little continuation tid-bits about Jacinda and Briar to make each of their stories come full circle, making this a beautiful end to the series.
Each of the Bourne sisters has their own strength and gifts that they bring to the Bourne Matrimonial Agency, but it’s the eldest sister Ainsley who has the taken on the task of holding everything together and making their dreams of a successful business come true. She isn’t about to let the gaming hell across the street with it’sunsavory patrons and infuriating owner stand in the way of their success. She has declared war against Sterling’s and is determined to see it’s doors closed forever until a threat from her past forces her to need the help of the man she is set to destroy.
Reed Sterlinghas one goal for his life, leave his mark on the world as the owner of “London’s most elite gambling club.” Will his plans be thwarted by the haughty, highborn, matchmaker that lives next door? Or will circumstance push them together in the most unexpected ways and turn them from enemies to passionate lovers?
This was such a fun story and the perfect ending to the series. I can’t wait for you all to read it!

Danielle

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This is Wild by Natasha Madison(Review Post)

Published July 30, 2019 by bookbesties
From the best selling series, Something So comes the spin-off Series This is…

Zoe
When you grow up surrounded by hockey players you know one thing for sure, I was never going to settle down with one.

Heck, I didn’t even know what icing was. I was too busy climbing the corporate ladder, becoming one of the most successful realtors in New York City.

I wasn’t interested in dating or anything that got in my way.

First, he was my client and then he became my friend.

Viktor
My parents told me I skated before I walked.
When I was eighteen I was drafted into the N.H.L third overall, playing in Los Angeles—the city of dreams.
What more could I ask for? I played hard, but eventually, I partied even harder.

Five years later I was traded a week after I entered rehab.

There was no time for anything except my health and making sure I’d come out on top. I had to be better.
There wasn’t another option.

One of the rules of recovery was ‘don’t fall in love’ and I made it a top priority. She was off limits in every single way.

Until it was too late

One night, one decision, one act can derail everything.

When push comes to shove, I’m only certain that, This is Wild.

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This Is WildThis Is Wild by Natasha Madison

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Who doesn’t love a sports romance and at best a hockey romance. I love this family they are relatable and funny.
Fresh out of rehab from his addiction Viktor Petrov has a long road ahead of him. Viktor has a lot of changes going on including being signed by the NY Stingers and will be leaving his old team in LA. He meets the sister of the owner of his new team and also new realtor, Zoe. There is attraction at first sight but Viktor knows she is off limits and during his recovery period he does not need distractions. Zoe keeps telling herself that she won’t date a client and hockey players but why doesn’t she believe herself? Watch Viktor journey towards his first year of sobriety and now that him and Zoe are settled on being friends well let’s see if that lasts!

I love the chemistry with all the characters and the story just flows so well. I have enjoyed this series thoroughly! 5 stars all the way! Great read

Damaris

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When her nose isn’t buried in a book, or her fingers
flying across a keyboard writing, she’s in the kitchen creating gourmet meals.
You can find her, in four inch heels no less, in the car chauffeuring kids, or
possibly with her husband scheduling his business trips. It’s a good thing her
characters do what she says, because even her Labrador doesn’t listen to her…

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