Monday, October 24, 2016

[Review]: "Interborough"

romance novel cover, M/M romance, Interborough by Santino Hassell
Interborough by Santino Hassell
Publisher: Riptide Publishing (October 24th, 2016)
Series: Five Boroughs, 4
Genre: M/M Romance -- Contemporary 

The Raymond Rodriguez from a few years ago wouldn’t recognize the guy he is today. He’s left his slacker ways far behind him and is now juggling two jobs and school. But the balancing act doesn’t allow much time for the man he loves.

David is doing his best to be supportive, but problems at work and his own insecurity leave him frustrated—in more ways than the obvious—whenever he goes to bed before Raymond gets home. The heat and affection between them is still there, but they barely have the time or energy to enjoy it. And it doesn’t help that Raymond is still hiding David from his colleagues.

The stress mounts so high that a vacation in paradise is filled with turmoil instead of harmony, and culminates on their return to the five boroughs with broken promises and heartache. They have to figure out how to stop allowing their differences to overshadow their love. It’s the only way they’ll make it to forever. 

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Reviews of Hassell's Previous Novels:

First and First (#3) -- TBQ

Strong Signal (#1) -- TBQ
Fast Connection (#2) -- TBQ

My Review:

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Weekly Recap (142)

Every Sunday afternoon, I will post a "Weekly Recap" of everything that went up on the blog in the previous week. Reviews, guest posts giveaway, etc. This will provide quick access to anything you may have missed. I hope you enjoy!

September 17th - 23rd: 

Lusting for Covers (304)

Lusting for Covers is a weekly meme, held on Sunday, that allows bloggers to share their current cover obsession with fellow book lovers.

This meme is hosted by TBQ @ TBQ's Book Palace.

To view complete instructions on how to participate, as well as grab the HTML code for the graphic, see this page first!

Once you are ready to join the fun,

please fill out Mister Linky below with

your name/blog name and the direct

link to your Lusting for Covers for this


Here's my candidate for the week:

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Whatcha Reading? (69)

A new Saturday post where you can share with us what you are currently (or just finished) reading and I will share my brief thoughts on books that I read during the previous week.

Friday, October 21, 2016

#FitReaders: Weekly Check-In


A new year, new goals. And this year I'm participating in FitReaders to help get in shape. 

#FitReaders is hosted by Geeky Bloggers Book Blog  and That’s What I’m Talking About. Interested in joining? Find out more HERE

[Pat's Review]: "Hard to Fall"

romance novel covers, contemporary romance, Hard to Fall by Marquita Valentine
Hard to Fall by Marquita Valentine
Publisher: Loveswept (October 18, 2016)
Series: Take the Fall, 4
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Wedding bells are ringing—and tempers are flaring—as the Take the Fall series continues in this sweet, sexy novel from the bestselling author of After We Fall (“This beautiful story kept me transfixed until the very end.”—Krista Lakes).

As a hardworking, hard-partying firefighter, Hayden Walker values his career and his freedom. But as the eldest son of a U.S. senator, he agreed long ago to follow in his father’s footsteps and run for office, and that means settling down and marrying the picture-perfect wife. Hayden just isn’t ready for that sort of commitment . . . not with women like beautiful, curvy Saylor Dean—the naughty bridesmaid he recognizes the morning after his buddy’s wedding—tempting Hayden to stay single forever.

The unwanted love child of a well-known politician, Saylor has always felt isolated and alone, her only solace the animal shelter she runs in Forrestville. Then she meets Hayden at her best friend’s wedding. During their impulsive and unforgettable night together, Saylor feels desired like never before—only to wake up and find that Hayden doesn’t remember his drunken proposal, or their hasty marriage, or her. But when the truth comes out, Saylor finds it’s a lot harder to fall out of love than in love.

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Reviews of Valentine's Previous Books:

Drive Me Crazy (1) -- TBQ
Driving to You (1.5) -- TBQ
His Christmas Wish (3.5) -- TBQ
Just Desserts (4) -- Pat + TBQ

Live For You (1) -- TBQ
Only For You (2) -- Pat + TBQ
All For You (2.5) -- Pat
Need You Tonight (#6) -- Pat

The Request (#1) -- Pat
The Deception (#2) -- Pat
The Confession (#3) -- Pat

All The Right Moves -- Pat

Love So Hot (#1) -- Pat
Love So Irresistible (#3) -- Pat
Love so Tempting (#4) -- Pat

The Billionaire Bride (#1) -- Pat

Pat's Review:

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

[Pat's Review]: "Unlucky in Love "

romance novel cover, contemporary romance, Unlucky in Love by Maggie McGinnis
Unlucky in Love by Maggie McGinnis 
Publisher: Loveswept (October 11, 2016)
Series: Whisper Creek, 4
Genre: Contemporary Romance

From the author of Once Upon a Cowboy (“Sexy, charming, and perfectly heartwarming.”—Lauren Layne) comes another sweet novel of the Whisper Creek Ranch, where sizzling Montana men melt the most stubborn hearts.

After Alexis Maguire’s wedding day comes and goes without a groom, she decides that it’s time for a change. Tired of being the dependable, steady—and apparently boring—one, Alexis hopes that a cross-country road trip will help her loosen up and find her inner sparkle. Her first stop is the Whisper Creek Ranch, where the hot wranglers are sure to bring out her inner party girl. The trouble is, she can’t stand pretending to be someone she’s not—especially around the cowboy who tempts her to stay put.

Gunnar Peterson has spent six months working at Whisper Creek, and he’s never been happier. Having grown up an army brat, he’s ready to put down roots, and the only thing missing is a woman to share his life with. When Alexis blows into town, Gunnar thinks he may have met his match, despite the wild-child facade he sees right through. But Alexis swears she won’t settle down anytime soon—so it’s up to Gunnar to convince her that what she’s looking for . . . is right here.

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Reviews of McGinnis's Previous Novels:

Accidental Cowgirl -- Kame
A Cowboy's Christmas Promise -- Kame

Pat's Review:

Monday, October 17, 2016

[ARC Review]: "Her Naughty Holiday"

romance novel cover, contemporary romance, Her Naughty Holiday by Tiffany Reisz
Her Naughty Holiday by Tiffany Reisz
Publisher: Harlequin (November 1st, 2016)
Series: Men at Work, 2
Genre: Contemporary Romance

A feast she wasn't expecting! 

Clover Greene would sooner crawl into her oven than host family for Thanksgiving dinner. Yet another annual ritual of too much food, served with a side of criticism over "Clover's Bad Life Choices." This year, she needs to distract them all—with a handsome fake boyfriend. And she has the perfect guy in mind. 

Contractor Erick Fields is the poster boy for sexy single dads, and Clover has been secretly crushing on him for ages. She certainly wasn't expecting Erick to agree to her insane charade…or to add lots of hot, wicked sex to the deal. If they can pull it off, the worst Thanksgiving ever might give them something to be really thankful for!

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Reviews of Reisz's Previous Novels:

Misbehaving -- TBQ

The Prince (#3) -- TBQ
The Saint (#5) -- TBQ

My Review: