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If she has her way…

Willa Davis is wrangling puppies when Keane Winters stalks into her pet shop with frustration in his chocolate-brown eyes and a pink bedazzled cat carrier in his hand. He needs a kitty sitter, stat. But the last thing Willa needs is to rescue a guy who doesn’t even remember her…

…He’ll get nothing but coal in his stocking.

Saddled with his great-aunt’s Feline from Hell, Keane is desperate to leave her in someone else’s capable hands. But in spite of the fact that he’s sure he’s never seen the drop-dead gorgeous pet shop owner before, she seems to be mad at him…

Unless he tempers “naughty” with a special kind of nice…

Willa can’t deny that Keane’s changed since high school: he’s less arrogant, for one thing—but he doesn’t even remember her. How can she trust him not to break her heart again? It’s time to throw a coin in the fountain, make a Christmas wish–and let the mistletoe do its work…

 

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Willa sighed and headed to the door.

Again Keane held the pink bedazzled cat carrier, which should have made him look ridiculous. Instead it somehow upped his testosterone levels. His sharp eyes were on her but they turned warm in a way that melted her right through her center as she moved toward him. She stopped with the glass door between them, hands on hips, hoping she looked irritated even if that wasn’t quite what she was feeling.

His gaze lowered from her face to run over her body, which gave her another unwelcome rush of heat. Dammit. Now she was irritated and aroused—not a good combo.

His mouth quirked at the saying on her apron that read Dear Santa, I Can Explain.

Drawing a deep breath, she opened the door. “You’ve got Petunia again. I hope that means your great-aunt Sally isn’t still sick.”

He looked surprised that she’d remembered his aunt’s name, or that she’d care. “I don’t know,” he said a little gruffly. “She left me a message saying that I was in charge for the rest of the week but for two days now Pita’s been happily destroying my jobsite. I’m throwing myself on your mercy here. Can you help?”

Wow. He must be really desperate since he was actually asking and not assuming. But since Petunia was a sweetheart, she knew she’d do it.

“I’ll even tell you where I went to high school,” he said, adding a smile that was shockingly charming.

Wow. He hadn’t lost his touch when it came to turning it on. “Not necessary,” she said, painfully aware of their audience.

Keane’s attention was suddenly directed upward, just above her head. She followed his line of sight and found a sprig of mistletoe hanging from the overhead display of small portable doggy pools. Mistletoe? What the hell? She glanced behind her and what do you know, suddenly Rory and Cara were a flurry of movement racing around looking very, very busy. “When did the mistletoe go up?” she asked them. “And why?”

“FOMO,” Cara said from behind the counter.

“Fear of missing out,” Rory translated. “She was hoping a hot guy would come in and the mistletoe would give her an excuse.”

Willa narrowed her eyes and her two soon-to-be-dead employees scattered again.

“Interesting,” Keane said, looking amused.

“I’m not kissing you.”

His mouth curved. “If you take Pita for the day, I’ll kiss you.”

“Not necessary,” she said, gratified no one could see her heart during the two-step in her ears. “I’ll take Petunia for the day. No kiss required or wanted.”

Liar, liar

 

 

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From the award-winning author of the Rock Star Romance books comes a sizzling new series about the O’Donnell siblings. The pull of wild love is irresistible.

 

 

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She’s had enough drama in her life.

Nicole O’Donnell is more than ready for the fresh start college offers. After a lifetime of trying to help her alcoholic mom and ex-boyfriend get sober, she’s finally learned her lesson: people don’t change. They certainly don’t change for her.

He can never leave his drama behind.

Thanks to his mom’s substance abuse issues, Dylan McCaffrey’s persona non grata in his hometown of Gun Powder, Colorado. So when he scores a free ride to the top university in the country, he’s determined to make something of this fresh start. But his mom has always relied on him, and she’s not handling his absence well at all. If he can just keep up his grades, pay her bills, and come home every break, he might be able to pull off this opportunity.

True love won’t be denied.

No matter how determined they are to steer clear of each other, their combustible connection explodes, especially when Nicole offers Dylan the one thing he can’t bear—hope. Once he has a taste of it—and the irresistible force of her—there’s no going back.

But when he falls too deeply, when he loses sight of his priorities, he might just lose it all.

 

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Blood roared in his ears, and need crashed over him. He cupped her chin. Those warm eyes gazed up at him, those beautiful lips parted. When her tongue flicked out to dampen them, he couldn’t take it anymore. He touched his mouth to hers. So sweet. So incredibly sweet.

He tried to hold back. Tried to get a handle on this thoughts—remind himself why this was wrong—but she opened her mouth—just a little—just enough for him to feel the rush of her breath on his lips. And then she leaned into him—so gently, so easily. Christ, like they belonged together.

Holy hell. This was bad. This was so fucking bad. He should stop, walk away while he still had possession of his balls. But he needed this taste. This one little taste to make the want go away.

He pressed his mouth to hers—lightly—just to keep a hint of her to savor for later—but she opened to him, tilting her head to let him in. She got up on her toes, a gentle hand wrapping around his neck—and God help him—but he leaned into her, gave into her. He fell into that delicious mouth, stroking inside with his tongue. And it was so fucking hot, it just cut him wide open, letting all that need come gushing out.

 

 

 

 

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What can I say about my life?

I teach four-year old’s, my friends are few and far between, and my parents’ sex talk would make a Playboy Bunny blush. Dating, well I think my drawer of toys can answer that, just ask my mother. I live with my best friend who I can’t survive without – Oh did I forget to mention he is sexy as f*ck.

Tennyson, my best friend, decides he will figure out my love life. My hero, not really. His idea of helping me out is setting me up with loser after loser while he bangs every skank in the city. However, with a little persistence from him, much unwanted advice from my mom and pushing from my friends, I give date after shitty date a try.

Thing is, something holds me back. Something I can’t exactly put my finger on. I solicit Tenn’s help to fix the potential problem. Bad Idea. It won’t be easy, it will be fun, but shit I hope it’s worth it.

I’m Regan Banks and my life is about to change, big time.

 

 

 

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The first book in Nina Lane’s Sugar Rush series is available now! You do not want to miss meeting Luke Stone, CEO of Sugar Rush. He may own a candy company but this wealthy bachelor is no Willy Wonka. Find out more about SWEET DREAMS and enter for the chance to win two gift card!

 

 

 

 

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He may own a candy company, but this wealthy bachelor is no Willy Wonka.

Sugar Rush Candy Company CEO Luke Stone is a devoted businessman who doesn’t do relationships. He does short-term affairs with clearly defined rules. But when a sexy bohemian angel propositions him in a bar, Luke is tempted to want more.

Polly Lockhart is horrified when she wakes the morning after her twenty-third birthday to realize she made a fool of herself with a sinfully delicious man. She tells herself she doesn’t have time for romance anyway, as she’s fighting to keep her mother’s beloved bakery afloat and finish her culinary studies. That all changes when her class tours the famed Sugar Rush headquarters, and Polly collides with her dream man again.

As she succumbs to their hot attraction, Polly soon realizes her bakery isn’t the only thing that needs saving. Luke, driven and unyielding, will burn out unless someone convinces him to taste the sweetness of life. But can Polly remember this sugar rush is only temporary?

 

 

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~ 4 Polly Peach Stars ~

Sweet Dreams is my first Nina Lane novel and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Although how can you not enjoy a story when you mix a HOT CEO, candy and pastries together. Three of my favorite things 😉

Sweet Dreams is the first in Nina Lane’s Newest Series. It is a standalone novel. Each book will focus on a new couple. I thought this was a fun and entertaining storyline and the characters were well developed and very relatable. The flow of the story was done really well and I thought the pace was good. I did think that at times the author got a little to detailed about things going on and that slowed the pace of the story down a little bit, but I still found this to be an enjoyable read.

In this book we meet Luke Stone, CEO of Sugar Rush Candy Company and Polly Lockhart, the Owner of her late mom’s Bakery, Wild Child. Polly is struggling to keep her bakery afloat. Coming off a break up she agrees to go out for her birthday and let loose. This is where she meets Luke, but not knowing who he is. She propositions him and things don’t go well. Little did she know she would cross paths with him again. Polly and Luke were determined to fight their attraction to each other, but Luke feels he needs to help Polly with her bakery. Their story really is an opposites attract kind of story. What they don’t realize that they are more alike than they even know. I thought Polly complimented Luke well.

We also meet some other characters in this book. Some I really liked and others not so much. (Julia) She also kind of set up the premise for the next book, between Hannah (Polly’s sister) and Evan (Luke’s brother). I look forward to their story and where this author will take these characters.

I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for that easy, little drama, fun and entertaining love story. Make sure you have some sweets next to you while you read this book….you’ll be craving them as you read this story. 🙂

 

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Title :  The Player

Author :  Claire Contreras

Release Date : October 10th, 2016

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I’m naturally gifted on the field and between the sheets. With flashy cars and enough media attention to put the Royal Family to shame, I’m the definition of Most Eligible Bachelor.

I’ve never met a man who doesn’t want to be me or a woman who doesn’t want to tame me. Until I meet Camila.

From the moment I lay eyes on her, I know I have to have her.

She wants to keep me at arm’s length.
I want her naked in my bed.

She thinks our worlds are too different.
All I want her to think about is screaming my name.

She says I’m bad news.

I have three weeks to prove her wrong.

 

 

 

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From New York Times Bestseller, Kendall Ryan, comes a sexy new standalone novel.

My tempting, and very alpha friend Sterling Quinn is someone I consider off-limits.

It’s not just that we’re friends, he’s also cocky, confident, and British, which means he’s a walking aphrodisiac.

But lately he’s been giving me the look. You know the one. When he thinks I’m not paying attention, and his gaze lingers for too long.

And then we start working together, and that’s when the sexual tension between us gets so thick, I want to hack through it with a machete. I want to make all these deep feelings I’ve harbored for him disappear, because there’s no way this can end well.

The lines between business and pleasure become irrevocably blurred, and I’m stuck between a rock, and Sterling’s very, very hard place.

Rather than keep a level head about our growing attraction, Sterling wants to go all in, showing me just how explosive we can be together.

But I’ve been around long enough to know that this British bad boy is more than my heart can handle. I’m not about to be cast aside like yesterday’s underwear when he’s done having fun.

Sterling’s never been told no, and he’s not about to put his ego aside and play by my rules. But I never thought he’d fight so dirty.

 

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“Hey, Camryn. Did I forget something at your office?” he asks.

“No, I just . . . I had some questions for you about tomorrow.”

“Of course. What’s on your mind?”

“Well, when you said hang out, what did you mean?”

Anna’s hand flies over her mouth and her eyes widen.

No sense in beating around the bush.

I can almost hear the smile in Sterling’s voice when he replies. “What do you want it to mean?”

Straightening my shoulders, I sit up taller in my chair. “Oh no, you don’t, mister. Before I agree to spend time with you, there are a few things I need to know.”

“Go for it.”

“How many women have you slept with?”

“Pardon?” Sterling coughs.

Anna is on her feet, making slashing motions across her throat with her hand.

“Your number. What is it?” My tone is calm, controlled. I’m actually enjoying this.

“Is that information you need as my publicist, or as the woman I’ve asked to hang out?”

“Just answer the question, Sterling. Or can you not count that high?”

He lets out a sigh, so brief I barely heard it. For a second, I’m sure he’s going to dodge the question. “Enough to know what I’m doing. Not enough to make me a total fucking wanker.”

I laugh, despite myself. It’s actually a good response.

“Let me make this clear for you. I like you, Camryn. We’re both adults, and there’s no reason why we can’t hang out and enjoy each other’s company without it turning weird.”

What the hell does that mean? I’m more confused now than before. Maybe this is his last hurrah before becoming a married man.

“I’m not quite sure what to say.”

“We have fun together. Let’s keep it casual and fun; we both deserve that.”

The man has a point.

“But you’re about to be married,” I say.

“Not tomorrow. Not the next day.”

“But soon.”

He exhales. “Yes, and that’s kind of stressing me the fuck out, so I could use a little downtime with someone who gets me.”

I swallow.

“Say yes,” he murmurs.

“Sterling . . .”

“I would never hurt you,” he adds softly.

“Fine, but I’m not having sex with you.”

Anna is now lying on the floor of my office, her face scrunched up in agony, her head in her hands.

“We’ll see,” he says.

A girly bubble of laughter escapes my lips, and I clamp a hand over my mouth. I want to bitch-slap myself for that outburst. But Sterling only seems amused.

 

 

 

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I’ve silently watched her for a year, staying hidden in the shadows, biding my time.
She may know me as two different men, but she doesn’t have a clue what I’ve done.
She unknowingly became mine the minute my eyes touched her beauty.
But I’ve done things. Things she may not be able to forgive.
I know all her secrets, her habits, her preferred coffee, what she does in her spare time, her favorite lingerie brand, even that she sleeps naked.
 
At night, I watch her from her window. During the day, I watch her from my computer. She innocently bares her heart and body to me, and I soak up every single fucking second.

I’ve stayed away, but I’m tired of watching from afar. It’s time Poppy finds out just who I am and what I’m willing to do to take what’s mine. She may hate me when she finds out my what I’ve done, but she has no choice but to accept it.

 

She will be my wife.
She will mother my children.
I will claim every part of her heart, body, and soul.
Anything else is unacceptable.

 

Poppy Lexington has become my endless obsession. I will become her uncontrollable addiction.
 

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~ 3 Stalking Stars ~

Endless Obsession is my first Alex Grayson novel. I enjoyed this book but I have to be honest it didn’t WOW me.

I thought the writing style was good, but a little to wordy. I felt she gave us a few too many details and that slowed the story down. If she would’ve left some of that out, I think I would’ve enjoyed this even more.

I was attracted to this book because of the blurb. I found it unique and something I hadn’t read before. I truly did like the storyline and the characters. Although after reading this book, I have to wonder about my own decisions, because I’m thinking I should’ve been bothered by the extremes that Asher went to, to win over Polly. I loved the mystery and suspense part of the storyline, although I do wish some of what comes out in the end would’ve happened sooner in the book. I felt Asher’s reveal took to long to play out, that it took away from the other plot line of this book. This in turn made the ending feel slightly rushed.

In this book we meet Asher and Polly. Their story is kind of a forbidden one, in the sense that Asher is Polly’s boss. Asher is the CEO of a security company and has been harboring feelings for Polly since the first day he saw her. Determined to make her his, Asher goes to some extreme lengths to win her over. But I am not going to tell you what because that takes away from reading it yourself. Polly is Asher’s personal assistant, who has a secret admirer. Little does she know who it is 😉 It was fun watching this story unfold (again I should be worried because of Asher’s stalker tendencies) Although I wish this part of the story would’ve come to a head sooner. Will Asher be able to tell Polly he wants her?? How will Polly react when she finds out who her secret admirer is?? What happens when Polly seems to be in danger?? You’ll get the answers to these questions by reading this book.

I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a romantic suspense type book with a forbidden twist. Just because this wasn’t a 5 star read for me, doesn’t mean it won’t be for others. I know I am glad I picked this book up.

 

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Unknown: Have you enjoyed the flowers I’ve sent you?
 
I freeze, except for my eyes, which pop open wide in shock. My breath gets caught in my throat when I realize this must be my mystery flower guy.
 

Holy hell! It’s him!

 

 
Why in the world is he texting me? After all this time, why contact me now? And what in the hell do I say to him? It’s become a routine. I’ve gotten used to getting the roses and not knowing who they are from. Question after question runs through my mind. Who is he? Why send me flowers? Why not introduce himself? Where did he first see me? How did he find out where I worked? And how in the hell did he get my number?
 
That’s my number one question, so I ask him. 
 
Me: How did you get my number?
 
It only takes seconds for me to receive a reply, and I’m not sure how to take it.
 
Unknown: I have my ways. You didn’t answer my question.
 
He has his ways? What is that supposed to mean? My chest tightens with fear at his answer. I push back the fear and ask another question I’m dying to know.
 
Me: They’re beautiful, thank you. Who are you?
 

Unknown: You’ll find out soon enough.

 

Umm… say what? Another question avoided. My eyes narrow in suspicion.
 

Me: I’m not sure I like that answer. I have no idea who you are. What if I don’t want to know you once I find out?

 

I notice the time on my phone and pull the second thigh-high up my leg, keeping my eyes on the screen the entire time. This is really weird, him having my number. I’m sure it’s not too hard to get the information, but it’s the point that he went through the trouble to get it. I hate being left in the dark like this.

 

My phone dings again, and I quickly grab it.

 

Unknown: You’ll want to know me. Trust me.
 

Trust him? That’s laughable. How can he think I’ll trust him when I have no idea who he is?

 

Me: It’s hard to trust someone I don’t know.

 

I slip my feet in my heels as I wait for him to reply. It’s doesn’t take long.

 

Unknown: You’ll learn.
 

Unsure of how to respond to that, I walk back to the kitchen to get a travel mug of coffee ready. He seems so confident, and cocky. Maybe a little too much, since it’s coming from a total stranger. How can he be so sure?

 

I type out my original question again.
 
Me: Who are you?
Unknown: Soon…
 
I grip my phone in frustration. Now that he’s contacted me, the need to know who sends me roses every week is overwhelming. It’s no longer a curiosity—I need to know. I should be more afraid, but I’m not, and that gives me pause. Why am I not more fearful? He’s obviously hiding something, right? But what?
 
He sends another text before I get a chance to reply.
 
Unknown: Have a good day at work, Beautiful.
 
What? That’s it? He has flowers delivered to me every week for eight months, messages me out of the blue with cryptic messages, then wishes me a good day at work? Pissed off vibes has my gut clenching. How dare he contact me and leave me hanging.
 
Me: That’s it? That’s all I get out of you?
 
I flip the off switch on the coffee pot, grab my now full travel mug, my purse, and with phone still in hand, I leave my house, locking it up behind me.

I’m buckling my seatbelt when he replies.

UnknownFor now, yes.
 

Oh no, that doesn’t work for me. He needs to give me something. He can’t just expect me to accept his non-answers.

 

Me: How do you know me? How do you know where I work?
Unknown: I know a lot of things about you, Poppy.
Me: You’re not helping your case of me wanting to know you. It’s freaking me out that you know stuff about me, personal stuff, when I don’t even know your name. That’s not normal. It’s pretty stalkerish, don’t you think?
 
I notice the time on my phone again and see I have a few minutes before I need to
leave, so I decide to wait for his reply.
 
Unknown: Just call me Mr. A for now. Have a safe trip to work.



Alex Grayson is originally from the south, but has recently moved to Northern Ohio. Although she misses the warmth of Florida and often times detest the cold of Ohio, she absolutely loves living in the north. Her and her husband bought a house on two acres of land and live there with their daughter, son, one dogs, two cats, eight ducks, and three chickens. She hopes to eventually get a couple of goats to add to their country way of living. Besides her family and home, her next best passion is reading. She is often found with her nose obsessively stuck in a book, much to the frustration of her husband and daughter. On more than one occasion Alex found herself wanting a book to go a certain way, but it didn’t. With these thoughts in mind, she decided to start writing stories according to her own visions. Although this is a new endeavor for her, she hopes that readers find her concepts on romance intriguing and captivating. Alex welcomes and encourages feedback, of any kind. She can be contacted at alexgraysonauthor@gmail.com.

 

 
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Title: Whatever It Takes (Try Again, #4)

Author: Stephanie Smith

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: November 17, 2016

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Can a dream really become a reality?

Georgia Armstrong is on the hunt—on the hunt for a man. It’s not what you think, though. She’s not looking for love, friendship or companionship. Georgia wants a baby, and she’s on the hunt for a sperm donor. Except her plan is to have the sperm donated the good old-fashioned way. What could possibly go wrong?

Henry Marsh knows what he wants, and a wife and family are not it. He doesn’t know where the little blonde bombshell came from, and he doesn’t know what she was thinking when she came up with her plan. And he especially doesn’t know why he agreed to help her.

Business quickly turns into pleasure and the lines are blurred as Henry and Georgia begin to break all the rules.

How far will Georgia go to become a mother, and what will it cost her? And has Henry finally put his member some place he shouldn’t?

 

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Stephanie is a Happily Ever After addict.

Loving mushy romance, books, movies and music since she was young, and constantly daydreaming up stories and plots, Stephanie decided to put them on paper.

Living in South Australia with her own alpha male and two princesses she spends her days reading, writing and playing with the girls out on their property.

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For The Love of English by A.M. Hargrove
Release Date: September 15th, 2016

 

 

 

 

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From USA Today Bestselling Author, A.M. Hargrove, comes a New Adult, Single Dad, Sexy, Stand Alone Romance.

 

Single dad, Beckley Bridges, is sexy as hell.
No, really, he’s the hottest thing since the sun was created.
Honest to God, crack an egg on him and the thing will sizzle.
So what’s the problem?
He’s also a gigantic jerk.
I hate the bastard.
I try to avoid him at all costs.
But for some reason, everywhere I go he seems to show up.

Only the real issue is his daughter, English.
She’s an adorable quirky first-grader who’s the sweetest thing since iced tea.
And she’s one of my students but also the love of his life.
So I have to deal with him on a professional level.
It’s not easy.
On a scale of easy to hard, dealing with Beckley Bridges is like nails screeching across a blackboard.

But when English’s mother tries to gain custody after abandoning her on Beckley’s doorstep as an infant, he’ll do anything possible to keep English under his roof.

That’s how he ends up propositioning me.

And crazy as it sounds?

I find myself considering it.

This is a full-length novel that includes mature content not suitable younger readers

 

 

 

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* A review copy was provided by the author for the Blog Tour *

~ 5 Under the Rainbow Stars ~

For the Love of English is my first AM Hargrove independent novel. I have read many of her co-authored novels, and I have to say this book is just as great as the others I’ve read. AM Hargrove has a fan for life in me.

I want to say that For the Love of English is a lighthearted read, and it is for the most part, but it also has a very serious side to it. What made me laugh the most during this read was English herself. She was the most adorable 6 year old I have ever read about. But there is very much an adult side to this story, and I am not just talking about the sexual side to these characters. I think the story showed an accurate account of what a single parent goes through when faced with the situation of possibly losing their child.

This story is told in 3 different parts, which to be honest I didn’t understand why it was written like that until I read the story and realized it was a great way to tell this story. Everything flowed well and the pace of the story was perfect. I would classify this as an enemies to lovers themed story, because Sheridan really can’t stand Beck right from the start. To say their first meeting was a tense one, is an understatement. I thought this storyline was interesting and captivating. It kept my attention all the way through. I found it different from anything else I have read lately and to me that was totally refreshing. This book seemed a little on the longer side, but I never felt the story dragged. The author gives us a lot in this story but does it in a way that doesn’t weigh or slow the story down.

In this book we meet Beck, Sheridan and English. Beck is a twenty five year old single father to English. At 19, a woman who he had a drunken night with, suddenly drops off English on his front porch and leaves a note and papers and then disappears. Faced with this new situation, Beck faces it head on and is determined to be the best father any man could be. And let me tell you his devotion to his daughter was so heartwarming, I couldn’t help falling in love with this man. Sheridan is a 22 year old woman just starting her first job as a teacher after graduating college. It turns out that English is in Sheridan’s class. These three characters have a rocky start but it was great watching them blossom into something more. Out of the blue, English’s biological mom comes back into the picture and starts a turbulent ride for custody of English. Beck and Sheridan face this head on, but the road is a bumpy one. they face a lot of ups and downs. Will these two be able to weather the storm together? Can they work together and become the family they are meant to be?? Read this story to find out those answers.

We also meet some other characters in this story, who are pivotal in this book. Sheridan’s BFF Michelle and Beck’s parents were vital to this story. I loved all three of these characters. My only negative is we also meet Oliver (kind of) who is dating Michelle, and the author kind of eludes to things during the story and I felt that their story was never really finished. I was left with some questions that I would’ve liked answered. Oh Well!!! It didn’t take away my full enjoyment of this book.

I would definitely recommend this book. If you love a book with an adorable 6 year old girl that will make you laugh and melt your heart, then this is the story to read!! Give it a try, I don’t think you’ll be sorry.

 

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One day, on her way home from work as a sales manager, USA Today bestselling author, A. M. Hargrove, realized her life was on fast forward and if she didn’t do something soon, it would be too late to write that work of fiction she had been dreaming of her whole life. So she made a quick decision to quit her job and reinvented herself as a Naughty and Nice Romance Author.

She fancies herself all of the following: Reader, Writer, Dark Chocolate Lover, Ice Cream Worshipper, Coffee Drinker (swears the coffee, chocolate, and ice cream should be added as part of the USDA food groups), Lover of Grey Goose (and an extra dirty martini), #WalterThePuppy Lover, and if you’re ever around her for more than five minutes, you’ll find out she’s a non-stop talker.

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Title: Crushing on Love
Series: The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor
Author: Melissa Foster
Genre: Contemporary Romance
 
 
 
 
 
 Release Date: September 21, 2016

 

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The Bradens are a series of stand alone novels that may also be enjoyed as part of the larger series.“You can always rely on Melissa Foster to deliver a story that’s fresh, emotional and entertaining. Make sure you have all night, because once you start you won’t want to stop reading. Every book’s a winner!” NYT Bestselling Author Brenda Novak

“With her wonderful characters and resonating emotions, Melissa Foster is a must-read author!” New York Times Bestseller Julie Kenner

“Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!” New York Times Bestseller Lauren Blakely

In CRUSHING ON LOVE…

 

Steve Johnson is living his life’s passion watching over the Colorado Mountains as a ranger and wildlife consultant. But his peaceful life is upended when overzealous and insanely beautiful Shannon Braden flits back into his life after returning from a brief trip home to Maryland. He thought his attraction to her was under control—after all, she’s only in Colorado temporarily, and he doesn’t do casual affairs.Shannon’s return to Colorado has as much to do with the game of cat and mouse she and Steve have been playing as it does the data she’s been hired to collect. But despite her efforts to explore the undeniable heat simmering between them, Steve’s intent on keeping his distance.

When a ranch abutting the national park goes up for sale, Steve will do whatever it takes to keep it from falling into the wrong hands. And when all his attempts fail, he’s left with no alternative but to follow Shannon’s guidance into the online world he abhors in order to raise the funds. The more time they spend together, the deeper their attraction becomes, and a game of cat and mouse turns into an unstoppable connection. But when Shannon’s assignment comes to an end, will it mean an end to them, too?

 
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WANT MORE BRADENS? All Braden books can be read as stand-alone novels or as part of the series: THE BRADENS (Peaceful Harbor, MD)
Healed by Love (Nate)
Surrender My Love (Cole)
River of Love (Sam)
Crushing on Love (Shannon)
Whisper of Love (Tempest)
Thrill of Love (Ty)
 

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The Bradens are part of the Love in Bloom big family romance collection. Characters from each sub-series appear in future books.

 

 

 

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* A review copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review *

~ 4 Butterfly & Grizz Stars ~

One thing I have learned from reading so many of Melissa Foster’s books is that no matter what book I read, I am in for an enjoyable read.

Crushing on Love was just that….a very enjoyable beach read. This book had an entertaining storyline and lovable characters. There wasn’t really any drama in this book, but she did up the angst meter a little when it came to Steve and Shannon. There was quite the push and pull for awhile in the beginning of the book. I think the only reason this book wasn’t 5 stars for me was because it lacked drama and was fairly predictable. Also I thought the mushiness got a little over the top towards the end of the book. Now it wasn’t enough for me not to really enjoy this story, but the reason I marked it down a star.

Just like all of Melissa’s other books, Crushing on Love is a standalone but also part of a series. You don’t have to read any other book from this series to fully enjoy and appreciate this book. Melissa does a fabulous job connecting the dots for her readers. One I thing I do know, that after reading any book in her series, they make me want to go back and read all the other books I haven’t read yet.

Crushing on Love is a lighthearted read about two people who lead two completely different lives, but learn to adapt to each other. Steve is a man who likes to be alone and live his solitary life in the mountains. Shannon loves city living and being around people. How do these two ever get together??? You’ll have to read this book to see how it all works out. I loved Shannon and Steve. Their characters were very relatable and lovable. Shannon was fun and spunky and kept Steve on his toes. Steve tended to be more on the serious side, but he still had a heart of gold and could melt any girls panties 😉 I liked the pace the author took with this couple. She added enough angst that it wasn’t an insta love situation, but didn’t drag it out that I was frustrated by the end. Perfect mix!!!!

I would recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of Melissa Foster’s. And also anyone who is looking for that fun, sexy and lighthearted beach read. This book will have you smiling all the way through.

 

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SHANNON WATCHED STEVE swing his ax. He was built like the very mountains he loved: strong and stable, with layers of hard-earned muscles born from honest, hard work. Pure perfection. And that hair? Lord. What would it be like to fist her hands in his hair and kiss him? To touch all those hard planes of muscle? To discover the man behind the walls? She told herself those were wants not needs, no matter how much they felt like it. The kind of unrelenting wants that bring a girl to reach beneath the sheets and satisfy her fantasies.Down, girl.

Shannon had been surprised by how much she’d missed Steve when she’d gone home for her eldest brother Cole’s wedding. She and Steve hadn’t spent more than a few stolen moments together during the weeks she was here for her first assignment. Usually she’d catch him working on equipment, or in his yard, before she returned to her uncle’s ranch in the evenings. He’d captivated her with his passion for, and endless knowledge about, all things wilderness related. And he was different from most of the guys she knew. He wasn’t hung up on his looks or material things. He was real, with a strong set of values and priorities. Somehow, between their almost daily conversations and weeks of hoping she’d see him, she’d become completely and utterly taken with him.When she’d been offered the assignment and the cabin, she’d accepted without hesitation. She’d missed Steve too much to deny the attraction, and she wanted to see if something might come of it.

Now that she was here, her body was thrumming at the mere sight of him. Given that she’d actually asked him about his sex life—and nearly died on the spot when the question slipped out—she desperately needed to rein herself in.

He wiped sweat from his brow, his tanned skin glistening in the morning sun. “Need anything from town?” he asked, setting another log on the stump.

She couldn’t pry her eyes from his rippling abs and his bulbous biceps flexing with every move. “Town?”

He cocked a smile and hoisted the ax again. “Town. You know, the place where people who like Pinterest live?”

She forced her eyes away, glancing at the trees swaying in the breeze, the rocks at her feet, anywhere but at him.

“I know what town is. I’m just surprised you’re going there.” Everyone knew Steve hated to leave his precious mountain.

“Gotta take care of some business.”

Going into town was a big deal. Unlike a quick trip to the store from her apartment in Peaceful Harbor, the drive into town took at least thirty to forty-five minutes, depending on which town he was going to. She’d realized last night she’d forgotten two very important supplies. Pop-Tarts and toilet paper. She could probably live with the single roll of toilet paper she had in the cabin for another few days if she needed to, but Pop-Tarts were pretty much a necessity. Besides, maybe she could convince Steve to help her scout gray-fox habitats at dusk. Perfect!

“Can I come with you?” she asked hopefully. “I need to pick up a few things.”

“I’ll get them for you. What do you need?”

She bit her lower lip, willing herself not to fib. But if she asked him to pick up what she really needed, he’d leave and she’d have to go searching for habitats by herself. Now that she’d thought about going later with her yummy mountain man, she’d already settled on it in her mind.

“It’s girl stuff. You won’t want to get it.” So much for not fibbing. “Can I please go with you?” She gave him her best pleading look. “I promise not to talk your ear off.” Fib, fib, fib! She had no control over what came out of her mouth, especially around him.

He muttered under his breath and set the ax against the stump. “I’m not making a hundred stops.”

She leapt with delight and ran over to hug him. Her heel slipped out of her boot and she stumbled into him in a half hug, half full-body-draped-over-Steve embrace. His skin was hot, his body was hard, and getting harder by the second. He smelled like man and musk, and…she was still plastered against him.

She cleared her throat and managed, “Thank you.” Using his chest for leverage—yum, yum—she found her footing and pressed her heel back into her boot. “One stop. That’s it. Promise.”

“You’re excited to get those supplies.” He picked up the logs he’d chopped and piled them on his forearm like they were toothpicks.

“I’m just excited to be back. Maybe at dusk you can help me map out the habitats? It’ll be fun to scope them out together.”

He gave her a curious look. “Haven’t heard anyone describe hanging out with me as fun in a long time.”

“Then you’re hanging out with losers, and I’m taking that as a yes.” She grabbed the coffee mugs, unable to stop smiling.

“I’m leaving in twenty minutes.”

 

“I’ll be back lickety-split.” With a bounce in her step, she headed toward her cabin and heard him mutter, “Lickety-split,” followed by a chuckle.

 

 

Author Bio

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, contemporary women’s fiction, suspense, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the World Literary Café and Fostering Success. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.

Melissa hosts an Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.

Visit Melissa on social media. Melissa enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups, and welcomes an invitation to your event.

 
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