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Must Love Fashion (Darling Cove Book 1) by Deborah Garland – Review by Lisette Gonzalez

Must Love Fashion (Darling Cove #1)Must Love Fashion by Deborah Garland
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Must Love Fashion (Darling Cove Book 1)
By Deborah Garland
4 Stars

Must Love Fashion by Deborah Garland is the first installment of the Darling Cove Series. This is a contemporary romance that was very entertaining from the beginning to the end. This is the story of Gwen Mallory and Andrew Morgan. Gwen was just hired to assist Andrew, which is the Brand Manager for Prada. Andrew is returning to work after the death of his wife and is having a hard time concentration on his PR duties and Gwen is not making it is any easier for him. Andrew is attracted to Gwen and didn’t think she could stir his feelings. Gwen is feisty and independent, her husband left her high and dry with a huge mortgage, which she needs to cover on her own. They both share pain and find they both have an instant chemistry, will they both be able to find happiness together? This is my first read by Deborah Garland and I truly enjoyed it. I look forward to reading the next book in this series.

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Love, Christmas – Movies You Love (The Holiday Series Book 2) by Mimi Barbour, Leanne Banks, Joan Reeves, Mona Risk, Rebecca York, Jacquie Biggar, Alicia Street, Nancy Radke, Katy Walters, Stephanie Queen, Aileen Fish, Rachelle Ayala, Dani Haviland, Traci Hall, Taylor Lee, Donna Fasano, Cynthia Cooke, Susan Jean Ricci, Tamara Ferguson, Suzanne Jenkins, Natalie Ann, Ev Bishop, Alyssa Bailey, Stacy Eaton, Jen Talty, Melinda De Ross – Review by Lisette Gonzalez

Love, Christmas - Movies You Love (The Holiday Series Book 2)Love, Christmas – Movies You Love by Mimi Barbour
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Love, Christmas – Movies You Love (The Holiday Series #2)
by Mimi Barbour, Leanne Banks, Joan Reeves, Mona Risk, Rebecca York, Jacquie Biggar, Alicia Street, Nancy Radke, Katy Walters, Stephanie Queen, Aileen Fish, Rachelle Ayala, Dani Haviland, Traci Hall, Taylor Lee, Donna Fasano, Cynthia Cooke, Susan Jean Ricci, Tamara Ferguson, Suzanne Jenkins, Natalie Ann, Ev Bishop, Alyssa Bailey, Stacy Eaton, Jen Talty, Melinda De Ross
5 Stars

Love, Christmas – Movies You love is a boxed set anthology of 26 Christmas stories based on movies. Each story is unique in its own way and will have you either laughing, crying, or sitting at the edge of of your seat in suspense. All the stories are great but three stories stood out to me: Finding Love On Christmas Vacation by Stacy Eaton, A Christmas Creek Carol by
Rachelle Ayala and A Christmas Getaway by Jen Talty.

Finding Love on Christmas Vacation by Stacy Eaton is the story of Lucy, which spends every Christmas with her father, Charlie, at his cabin. This year she will spend it without her father, since is has passed away and she will be spreading his ashes on the lake as per his final request. Her father always spoke of a friend that always stayed in the neighboring cabin, his name is Maverick. Have you ever fallen in love with someone before you meet them? Maverick did,he was in love with Lucy by the stories and pictures her father always shared with Maverick through the years. He finally has his chance to meet her and the connection is instant between the two. This is a quick, holiday romance that you will truly enjoy the same way I did.

A Christmas Creek Carol by Rachelle Ayala is the story of Ebony and Blaze. Ebony is a writer that is back in Christmas Creek for the holidays to write her next story. Blaze is in the military and visiting his father for the holiday but also to see Ebony. Blaze will go to any lengths to make Ebony realize that they are meant to be together. Will Ebony finish writing her story and will Blaze finally be with Ebony? You will have to read to find out.

A Christmas Getaway by Jen Talty is the story about Olivia and Ryder. Olivia always takes her son Noah away for the holidays, since his dad was a Navy Pilot that was killed before he was born. Ryder is a Navy Seal that has book a cabin at a resort for the holidays. What are the odds that two people can book the same cabin at the same time? Well it happens to Olivia and Ryder and this is how the two meet. Ryder, like Olivia & Noah, has suffered an immense loss when his wife and sons were murdered the day after Christmas. Both have shared loss and they both can help each other through the pain of loss of your significant other. This story completely gutted me but also made me smile on how these two strangers can fall in love in the midst of pain.

I truly enjoyed reading all the stories in this anthology. It had me jonesing for the holidays to get here. I highly recommend this anthology and read each one so you can find your favorites.

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The Catch (Eastern Shore Swingers Book 2) by Phoebe Alexander – Review by Lisette Gonzalez

The CatchThe Catch by Phoebe Alexander
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Catch (Eastern Shore Swingers Book 2)
By Phoebe Alexander
5 stars

The Catch by Phoebe Alexander is the second installment of the Eastern Shore Swingers series. It is a romantic suspense about Paisley Parker and Calvin Mitchell. Paisley moved to Ocean City, Maryland recently and she manages The Factory, a local alternative lifestyle club. She needs to hire a web developer in order to make a website for the club when she meets Calvin, a tall, dark and handsome, computer geek. Calvin is instantly attracted and wants Paisley in any way possible. Paisley doesn’t do committed relationships, she prefers her frequent hookups. Paisley’s past comes back to haunt and she must turn to Calvin for help. Will Calvin be able to protect her? Will he be able to change Paisley’s view on relationships? I enjoyed the characters in this book. Both are very confident and comfortable with their beliefs and with the alternative lifestyle presented in the book. I recommend reading the first book in the series so you can become familiar with some of the characters that appear in this story. I look forward to reading more books from Phoebe Alexander.

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Fisher of Men (Eastern Shore Swingers Book 1) by Phoebe Alexander – Review by Lisette Gonzalez

Fisher of MenFisher of Men by Phoebe Alexander
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Fisher of Men (Eastern Shore Swingers Book 1)
by Phoebe Alexander
5 Stars

Fisher of Men by Phoebe Alexander is the first installment of the Eastern Shore Swingers series. This book is contemporary romance and touches on the subject of swinging couples. This story is about Leah Miller and Chris Sheldon a.k.a. Cap. Leah grew up in a small town to religious parents and she decided to spread her wings by attending Cornell University and study Hospitality Management. She is currently an assistant manager at The Pearl in Ocean City. While working at the hotel, she meets Cap, who is attending a private party. Cap is a charter fishing captain in Ocean City and also is part of an alternative lifestyle. She is very intrigued and attracted to Cap but she is not sure about his lifestyle due to her upbringing and beliefs. Will Cap and Leah find common ground or will their difference in opinions stop them from being in a relationship? You would have to read this story to find out! I enjoyed reading Cap and Leah’s story and how their relationship evolves around Leah’s beliefs and how she can work around it to open up to Cap and his alternative lifestyle. Cap is a very persuasive Alpha male that knows his way into a woman’s heart and panties. I recommend this book and look forward to reading the next book in the series.

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The Boss Man: A Steamy Contemporary Romantic Suspense Novel (The Manly Series Book 4) by Teddy Hester – Review by Lisette Gonzalez

The Boss Man: A Steamy Contemporary Romantic Suspense Novel (The Manly Series Book 4)The Boss Man: A Steamy Contemporary Romantic Suspense Novel by Teddy Hester
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Boss Man: A Contemporary Romantic Suspense Novel (The Manly Series Book 4)
By Teddy Hester
4 Stars

The Boss Man: A Contemporary Romantic Suspense Novel by Teddy Hester is the fourth installment of The Manly Series. This is a suspenseful romance between Jack DePaul and Jillian Vickers. Jack owns a construction company that is currently working on a contract that has a looming deadline. Jillian is a beautiful, independent but feisty woman that will not allow any man to boss her around. The chemistry between Jack and Jillian is instant when they meet and she is a very attractive distraction that he cannot afford to have her distract him from the contract he must complete on time. Will Jack and Jillian be able to work together while keeping their attraction in check? There is someone that is trying to get in Jack’s way for him not to complete the contract in time. Will Jack be able to complete the contract by the deadline? I enjoyed reading this story and the banter between the two main characters. I look forward to reading the other books within this series.

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Summer Fling by Tarrah Anders – Review by Lisette Gonzalez

Summer FlingSummer Fling by Tarrah Anders
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Summer Fling
By Tarrah Anders
5 Stars

Summer Fling by Tarrah Anders is a contemporary romance which will suck you into the storyline from the beginning of the book. It is a quick read and you won’t be able to put your Kindle down until you are done. This story is about Emma and Royce. Emma hasn’t had the best track record with relationships, especially with relationships that start and end after summer is over. She meets Royce and is instantly attracted to him but instantly puts up her walls. Royce is there to stay and not planning to to leave after the summer. Will Emma allow Royce to break down her walls and allow him to be her forever? The chemistry between both characters is palpable throughout the story. Tarrah Anders wrote a seamless and quick storyline that can be read and in one day. I thoroughly enjoyed both main characters and this story. I highly recommend this book and look forward to read more from Tarrah Anders.

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Special Agent Charli (Under Cover FBI Book 6) by Mimi Barbour – Review by Lisette Gonzalez

Special Agent Charli (Undercover FBI Book 6)Special Agent Charli by Mimi Barbour
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Special Agent Charli (Undercover FBI Book 6)
By Mimi Barbour
5 Stars

Special Agent Charli by Mimi Barbour is the sixth installment of the Undercover FBI series. This story is a suspenseful, romance thriller which can be read as a standalone. With the scene in the first chapter, I was completely hooked into the storyline and couldn’t stop reading to find out what would happen. This is the story of Charli Madison and Blake Sebastian. Charli is an undercover FBI agent that is getting ready to leave on vacation when she ends up involved in a protection detail of a young girl that witnesses a crime. In comes Blake, also a law enforcement officer that will assist her during the protection order. Blake reeks of Alpha male all over, he is a ladies man and seems to be getting Charli’s attention but not in a good way. They need to set aside the tension between them to make sure the killer does not succeed in getting to the protected witness. While protecting the young witness, will Blake be able to get into Charli’s heart? Will they both succeed in catching the killer on the loose? This story had me on the edge of my seat the whole time I was reading. Both main characters had so much tension and chemistry that is was bouncing of the walls. I highly recommend this story and look forward to reading the other books from this series.

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Degrees of Innocence (A Prestian Series Book 1) By Via Mari – Review by Lisette Gonzalez

Degrees of Innocence (Prestian Series, #1)Degrees of Innocence by Via Mari
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Degrees of Innocence (A Prestian Series Book 1)
By Via Mari
5 Stars

Degrees of Innocence by Via Mari is the first installment of the Prestian Series. Although it is a steamy romance novel, it has plenty of action and mystery to keep in suspense and on the edge of your seat. This is the story of Kate and Chase. Kate is a strong an independent with a no-holds barred attitude; she gets what she wants and knows how to get it. Chase is hot, Alpha male, but deep down, he has a soft side that Kate easily brings to the surface whenever she is around him. Their first encounter is an instant connection, with chemistry sparkling like fireworks. This story will suck you in from the very beginning through to the end. Via Mari created likable characters and wrote a seamless storyline that made reading a breeze and entertaining. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and look forward to reading the rest of the books in this series.

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Just Exes by Charity Ferrell – Review by Lisette Gonzalez

Just ExesJust Exes by Charity Ferrell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Just Exes
by Charity Ferrell
5 Stars

Just Exes by Charity Ferrell is a second chance romance book. It is the story of Lauren and Gage and I was hooked from the very beginning. Lauren is a very caring person and will drop anything to help when in need. Gage is heartbroken and deep down still loves Lauren and will go to any lengths to protect her. Lauren and Gage were once a couple and things did not end well between them. But although others may think they hate each other, they still have chemistry and an attraction for each other. Will Lauren and Gage be able to work out their indifferences and fall in love for the second time? This book is a must read! This story was well written and flowed seamlessly. It was hard to put this book down. The characters are well developed and supporting characters in the story helped the storyline between the two main character. I highly recommend this book and look forward to reading more from Charity Ferrell.

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Phoenix Rising: A Fortis Security Novel Book 7 by Maddie Wade – Review by Lisette Gonzalez

Phoenix Rising: A Fortis Security Novel Book 7 (Fortis Security Series)Phoenix Rising: A Fortis Security Novel Book 7 by Maddie Wade
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Phoenix Rising: A Fortis Security Novel Book 7 (Fortis Security Series)
by Maddie Wade
5 Stars

Phoenix Rising by Maddie Wade is the seventh installment of the Fortis Security Series. This installment is about Daniel Thompson and Megan Bennett. Although Daniel can be very protective, he has a soft side. He is very attracted to Megan Bennett, but he is trying to restrain his feelings for her. Megan is not only beautiful but she is also warmhearted, charitable and intelligent. She is always ready to help others. Megan is also attracted to Daniel and the chemistry between them is palpable. Be prepared with a fan because here will be some scenes while reading that may cause you to fan yourself? While this story is a romance, the whole book isn’t lovey dovey, there is also danger. Megan is in a dangerous predicament, will Daniel be able to save her? Will Megan’s dangerous predicament bring them closer together and finally have a happily every after? The only way to find out is by reading this story. I truly enjoyed reading Daniel and Megan’s story. Although I have read a few books from this series, I have not read the complete series sequentially. I recommend this story and series and plan to go back and read the series in order.

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