Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Mr. Vega By Author Xyla Turner


Mr. Vega
I didn't want this woman to be my nanny. She had no experience and a failed art career. What did she know about rearing children? She was my late wife's choice and I didn't too much care for the woman and she didn't care for me either.
Until all hell broke loose and the nanny was the only one my son could turn to. The only one we could rely on. She kept us going and then she wanted to leave too.
Not a damn chance.

There could never be anything between me and Mr. Vega. He was the father of the boy in my charge. I was his nanny. Nothing more and nothing less.
The lines needed to be clear between him and me, but a nagging feeling told me, he would keep them blurred.

Note: This is a standalone book, but it does have cameos from other series: Across the Aisle: Trent & Duncan, Lady Guardians: Goldie, Stetson Series: By Chance, No Choice. It is IR, BWWM, and HEA, but Duncan is a different kind of perfect. I hope you give him a chance.

BONUS: Read the first chapter of Duncan Pride in the Across the Aisle Series (2.5)

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Until December By Aurora Rose Reynolds


Gareth Black is drawn to December Mayson the moment he spots her across the room at her cousin’s wedding. When he approaches the beautiful woman, she captivates him with her shyness and wit, making him crave her.

With a pull so strong it’s impossible to ignore, December knows there’s something between her and Gareth. She just hopes they’re capable of jumping the hurdles ahead of them. 

Two boys, an ex, a surprise that will change everything, and a disgruntled co-worker, guarantee these two will have their work cut out for them if they are going to find their happily ever after

We all know I am a fan of the “boom”. I love this series and all things Mayson. This book is no different than the others ones in this series. Alpha Male, Mayson Family Member = BOOM. I read this book in one setting. It wasn’t overly complicated but a perfect beach read that will have you in your feels. This is December and Garreth’s story. I loved that this author didn’t use the kids Mitchell and Max as props but as a reader we got to see how their love story impacted the kids and the family dynamic.

This story for me was just one of having faith and going for it. December was a book worm and very much so introverted, UNTIL Garreth!!! He introduced her to adventure and just plain ole living. I loved that even though this was an insta-love type story we got to see the struggles that couples go through especially becoming a blended family. Of course there is an ex involved but let’s just say December definitely comes into her own when it comes to her boys. There is a little drama in this story, but it isn’t overly drawn out. There is quick resolve and the rest focuses on the love story unfolding. I was a little irked with the unprotected sex thing. For me it was like so are you ready to have kids or nah?! Garreth although for me not totally over the top alpha was very endearing, He loved his family and wanted his boys to learn from his mistakes. He was a single Dad working 2-3 jobs and raising his boys with the help of his Mother and Sisters.  I absolutely loved the family dynamic in this book.  For example, Garreth’s Mother coming over and trying to find her place now that December is in the picture. Not to mention the boy’s Mother making a reappearance.  For such a short read Aurora covered her bases with this book. I will say the issue with the teacher was a little odd, but it brought awareness to the violence taking place in schools. The author does a great job of showing the struggles the couple goes through and how they overcome with love. This was a lighthearted book and the perfect addition for the Until Series. I would definitely recommend this book.

Monday, July 29, 2019

Emanuel's Heat By Tiffany Patterson


I walked right into him outside my hotel room while on vacation. Somehow that turned into my spending the following three days in Cabo San Lucas with him. Emanuel, the firefighter and obvious heart breaker. But I don’t have time for love. Not anymore, after a recent break-up, career change, and relocating to a new city. The last thing I need is to get involved with a man who’s just not right for me. I’ve been strung along enough. So, I give Emanuel a fake name, thinking at the end of my time in Mexico I’d never see him again. 
How wrong I was. 

Her name’s Janine, not Nadine as she’d told me in Mexico, and she’s my new neighbor. It’s like the stars align, pushing us together. In spite of the push back on her part, I know we’re meant to be. Steadily, I wear her down, breaking through the fears and insecurities her past has given her showing her that I’m not the man of chaos I once was known as. And while my recent transfer to a new firehouse is going well, there are some lingering secrets that pose a threat not only to myself but the new woman in my life. When everything seems to finally be coming together for us, her past and the lingering threat to Rescue Four threaten to tear us apart. 

Sweet Love & Because of You By Authors: Sheryl Lister & Elle Wright



Surgical nurse Alisha Hunter lives for her children and her career. At a party, she meets a man who vows to broaden her horizons. Former military officer Jabari Sutton is ready to settle into civilian life—with Alisha. And she can’t deny the desire that ignites with a single kiss. But the reappearance of her ex throws her world into chaos. Is Jabari as perfect as he seems—someone Alisha can trust with her heart? 


The sexy stranger Bailee Sanders invites back to her New Orleans hotel room makes her totally forget the relationship she just ended. She never imagines they’ll meet again…until Dr. Ian Jackson shows up at her brother’s wedding. Their chemistry’s off the charts, but Bailee’s wary of trusting another man. As they forge new career paths, can she and Ian find a way to live—and embrace love—on their own terms?

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Love Like It's Hot By Various Authors


Love Like its Hot! is a searing, sensuous box set featuring stories of love and romance from six of today’s hottest contemporary romance writers! Each story surrounds the Fourth of July holiday, bringing passion and heat to life. This box set abounds with smart, witty, and loving characters these authors are known for and their readers have come to expect. The featured writers for this BLISTERING e-box set are: Ann Clay, Barbara Keaton, Deatri King-Bey, Donna Hill, Nicki Night, Xyla Turner.

Monday, July 22, 2019

Kill Shot By Amber Malloy


Book two in the Spies R Us series
The only thing standing in the way of one perfect life is her torturous past.
Invited to speak for the United Nations, International Attorney Ashe Marcille is on the fast track. However, everything changes when she finds her law partner dead. Left with no option but to abandon her hard-earned career, she goes on the run.
Walker Knight, owner of a high-tech security firm, left the spy games years ago. A former agent for J8, he had no intention of returning to that life until the agency calls in one last favor. It should have been an easy job—pick up then drop off a lawyer with no questions asked. But, best laid plans…
Attracted to the attorney from the minute he laid eyes on her, Walker sets out to solve her case. Until he can figure out who wants her dead, he’ll have to keep her close…very close.


O’Brien’s, the Midtown Manhattan pub, aired the NBA playoffs on every television in the bar. Walker Knight ordered another round of Jameson for his boys. His crew—younger than him by at least ten years—congratulated each other on a job well done.
“To the best security team this side of the Pacific.” He lifted his drink for a toast.
“Come on, boss. We thought you were going to say ‘in the world’,” a newbie joked.
“That’s a tall order. It’ll take more than one job together for that.” Walker wanted to celebrate, just not to the level of wasted. His crew had no problem staying up all night, but he needed to catch some zzzs. “Next round’s on me.”
They’d spent eighteen hours on a plane to the Middle East. In three short days the team had taken down a faction of a religious sect named Glory’s Soldiers. Pleased with their quick extermination of the zealots, WLK Security’s oil clients had provided them with a major bonus.
As he was signaling for the bartender to settle their tab, a newbie squeezed in beside him.
“What’s next?” the rookie asked.
With a total of three partners—two from his school days and one silent—they ran a private security firm. Walker led their missions and could always tell the adrenaline junkies from the dedicated worker bees.
“Give it a couple of days,” he lied. Walker honestly didn’t think he would see the guy again. The kid’s jumpy nature grated on his nerves.
The bar cheered at the Knicks’ three-point basket at the buzzer. After signing the credit receipt, he chucked deuces to his crew. Dead on his feet, Walker headed for the exit. He couldn’t wait for his head to hit the pillow.
As his phone vibrated in his pants, he fought the urge to ignore it, but habit forced him to fish it out of his pocket.
“Walker,” he answered.
“Well, if it isn’t my Knight in shining armor,” the woman cooed.
Walker stopped in his tracks. That voice was straight out of his past. A form of Neverland—not all bad, but not one he wanted to deal with.
A shoulder check from a drunk blonde got him back into gear. She winked on her way past, and he smiled in return but offered nothing more. “Thought I would never hear from you again. How did you crawl your way back from the dead, Eden Morgan?” he said.

Excerpt 2
As he stepped onto the wraparound porch to unlock the door, he promised himself to make this visit a quick in and out. J8 wanted Ashe released into their custody. If the agency didn’t have a history of turning and burning their targets, he would have given her up willingly a few weeks back.
Walker reached for the ancient lock and opened the front door to the blue-colored wood home. A full-on assault of rich tomato sauce intermingling with the ocean breeze smacked him in the face.
It had been closed off for the better part of a decade, so Walker hadn’t stepped into it since his teen years. Before Ashe’s arrival, sheets had covered the furniture. He took in the bright tones of blue and cream that warmed the house.
Following the sound of voices toward the patio, he noted the changes she’d made to the cottage since he’d stashed her there. Once furnished in thick fabrics and dark tones, the light and airy ambience enhanced the feel-good energy of his old summer haunt.
The sound of Ashe’s laughter drew him into the kitchen, where pots boiled and bubbled on top of the stove. His stomach rumbled from the heady aroma, but the sight of Ashe shook him to his core. Walker hadn’t felt this type of attraction to a woman in years.
Clad in a bikini and a skimpy cover-up, she stood outside the French doors. Wild, reddish-brown curls streamed down her back. He’d suggested she change her appearance, but he’d had no idea Ashe would resemble something out of a 1950s B-movie.
The absolute best genre ever!
“Are you looking to replace that flooring upstairs?” Nosey neighbor Tom’s nasally tone snapped him back to reality. “Dan, two streets over, is a whiz with carpentry.”
Ashe raked stray leaves from the pool with the cleaning pole. “Not sure. I’ll have to check with—” She stopped mid-sentence. “Speaking of the devil.”
Walker stepped out of the house, and she greeted him with a smile.
“Walker!” Tom scrambled to get up from the lounge chair. His nosey-ass neighbor had built his deck above eye-level of the fence, a fact that hadn’t gone unnoticed by his grandparents. “What’s it been…ten years?”
He waved for the old man to take a seat before he fell over. “I haven’t been able to get out this way much,” he admitted. Without his grandparents around, he’d felt no need to visit.
“Military, right? Then what? Private work for the government?”
Walker didn’t answer. He could tell the man didn’t know anything.
“Your fiancĂ©e here has been quite the hit around the neighborhood.”
“How so?” he asked, intrigued about Ashe’s title, among other things. She’d remodeled his grandparents’ home, cooked and flirted with his lusty neighbor. Apparently, the gorgeous attorney had been bored.
“What am I going on about? You two haven’t had a proper greeting. Go on and give your fella a smooch hello.”
“We’re fine. We don’t need to—” Walker began.
Ashe’s soft lips cut off his next word. Against good common sense but not his will, he put his hands around her waist and deepened their kiss.
A warm ball of lust spread through his body. Revved up, he wanted more, but she pulled out of his grip with a wink. “I’ve got dinner going. We’ll catch you later,” Ashe said to Tom.
“Oh, okay. Yeah, I’ve got a new Jeopardy to watch anyway,” Tom muttered.
Walker grabbed her hand and led her into the house.
With a sexy laugh, she hurried to close the double doors. “Sorry about that. The snitch would have ratted us out to the whole neighborhood by the time the ten o’clock news hit the air.”
Walker bit back a smile. “So, we’re engaged now…”

Wednesday, July 3, 2019


I haven't blogged in a month or so, and dont see me doing it often in the future. With work and school consuming my time, I just want to read for without the demand of reviewing. BUT Summer is here and I had to share my Summer reading List!!!!


The ancient Babylonians were the first people to discover the universal laws of prosperity. In his classic bestseller, "The Richest Man in Babylon," George S. Clason reveals their secrets for creating, growing, and preserving wealth. 

Through these entertaining tales of merchants, tradesmen, and herdsmen, you'll learn how to keep more out what you earn; get out of debt; put your money to work; attract good luck; choose wise investments; and safeguard a lasting fortune. 


In The Four Agreements, bestselling author don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love.


Readers of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert’s books for years. Now this beloved author digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity. With profound empathy and radiant generosity, she offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering. She shows us how to tackle what we most love, and how to face down what we most fear. She discusses the attitudes, approaches, and habits we need in order to live our most creative lives. Balancing between soulful spirituality and cheerful pragmatism, Gilbert encourages us to uncover the “strange jewels” that are hidden within each of us. Whether we are looking to write a book, make art, find new ways to address challenges in our work,  embark on a dream long deferred, or simply infuse our everyday lives with more mindfulness and passion, Big Magic cracks open a world of wonder and joy.