May 23, 2017

Buns by Alice Clayton • FMR REVIEW


Clara Morgan is living the dream, if you can call rebranding hotels that are desperate for a new life and running any kind of marathon a dream. Which she does. But the career she loves and the endurance races that keep her adrenaline pumping have kept her too busy to put down any roots. Growing up in foster care, she’s never been able to establish traditions of her own, which may be why she’s fascinated by the rituals that generations-old family resorts are known for. She’s especially interested in the Bryant Mountain House, and not just for their secret recipe for the yummy, gooey, can’t-get-enough-of Hot Cross Buns….

Archie Bryant, the man with the Buns, is fifth generation and one-day-owner of the charming yet run-down Bryant Mountain House in Bailey Falls, New York. He’s determined to save his family’s legacy from the wrecking ball the old-fashioned way—by gritting his teeth and doing what needs to be done. There’s no way Archie will be influenced by the new hotel branding expert his father brought in to turn one hundred and fifty years of tradition on its head just to attract a faster, younger, slicker crowd. But when some of Clara’s ideas start bringing in new, paying customers, Archie can’t deny that she may have just given him a shot at keeping his resort open.

It’s sticky, it’s messy, it’s sweet, it’s Buns.


Review by: Tatia 

Every book in this series is a 5 star read for me. They are all phenomenal in their own ways. The stories are gripping, humorous, sexy, and touching. It's not just two people finding each other for steamy times. There's a story behind each character. What brought them there, made them the way they are, and what it'll take to tear down there walls.
Clara never stays in one place for long. Not only is it part of her job, but it's all she's ever known her entire life. This next job is a large one. It could mean partner for her. So she can't be getting involved with the emotional son of the owner of the hotel she was just hired to help.
Archie is said son. This hotel is his life. Literally. It's his home that he invites strangers into every day. So when this stranger that not only wants to change his hotel walks in and flips his world around, it knocks him off his axis.
Alice Clayton writes these stories that completely captivate me. This was the best weekend for it. It was rainy and dreary. The perfect reading weather for me. I was able to become completely immersed in Bailey Falls and it's charm. I loved seeing past characters from recent stories and getting an update on them. I'll never get enough of this series.

5 Stars 

Review by: Amy 

I can't say enough how much I love Alice's work and especially this cute little series!! Bailey Falls, New York is a Mecca for handsomeness and draws in the snarkiest of ladies. The fresh air brings on the best of situations and the craziest of scenarios and made me crave these characters!!

I loved Clara and her head strong way of making everything around her organized and precise. Hotel renovation is her jam and she's confident in her ability to make magic. Enter Archie Bryant... not easy going and the biggest monkey wrench in her plan for smooth sailing. These two are comedy without even trying. They give as good as they take and the entertainment level was through the roof! 

I am a huge fan of anything Alice writes and this series is no exception. This book delivered everything that I expected from a standalone wrapped up in the Bailey Falls family of characters. The story was fluid and easy which made me fly through the pages wanting the story to continue on and on. I recommend this book, Alice Clayton in her writing entirely and this whole series!

4.5 Stars 

Review by: Erin 

This book was incredible. I knew that it would be hilarious, as I find most of this author's work to be. But the emotional level of this story blew me away. Clara and Archie are very complex, well developed characters with amazing backstories as well. I loved Clara's take no prisoners attitude. She knows how she wants things and knows how to get everyone to come around to her way of thinking. Archie is stubborn and as set in his ways as they come. The fireworks explode wen these two finally stop fighting their attraction to each other. I loved the inclusion of previous characters, as it set the stage for some very funny get-togethers. Another homerun for this series!

4 Stars 

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SEXY STRANGER by Kendall Ryan - Release Day & Review Blitz

Sexy Stranger
By Kendall Ryan
Standalone, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 23, 2017



From New York Times Bestselling Author Kendall Ryan comes a sexy and sizzling, enemies-to-lovers romp with bite. He's rude. Arrogant. And too hot to handle. And she's stranded with him for an entire week. He knows the sexy stranger doesn't belong in his small town, but he's determined to keep her there. The second she opens her smart mouth, he wants to swap a whole lot more than insults with her. She’s got a secret. But he’s got his own agenda.   Buckle up.   "A steamy and red-hot enemies-to-lovers romance like I've never read before!" - Beneath the Covers Book Blog "It was FREAKING FANTASTIC! Sexy, charming, and full of witty banter, I couldn't get enough of Luke and Charlotte!" - Shayna Renee's Spicy Reads    

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Review by: Amy C 

This book was not the Kendall Ryan I am used to reading. These words were simpler with a hint of mystery. They flowed with a slow southern burn for more. There was no rush to conquer the story here, yet rather a longing to draw out every word and prolong the story for as long as possible. The book is called Sexy Stranger and I was left trying to figure out who was sexier and who held the mystery and title of Stranger

First of all, society meets southern is one of my favorite story lines! It's the brash meets country and everything about this clash is HOT! Charlotte and Luke are no exception. They but heads and make no qualms about their utter distaste for each other. Until they enter the slow and steady runs ins in town and the need to search each other out. Heat'n up all those pages with a lusty goodness that Kendall can write like no one else! 

I ATE THIS BOOK UP! I love Kendall and everything she writes so this was a no brainer. This book was very fluid and easy to read. I enjoyed it's sultry simplicity and the characters that lit up the pages. Totally recommend this book and all things Kendall Ryan.

4.5 Stars 

Review by: Flavia 

This was a sweet/funny and so sexy romance. Loved it

Charlotte is a city girl, and she just got stuck in a little town in the middle of nowhere. She can't wait for her car to be fixed so she can get out of there and on her way to LA.

But then she meets Luke Wilder who owns and runs a whiskey brewing company with his brother and sister. He has lived in this town his whole life and has no plans to go anywhere. So this little city girl can just go back to where she came from.
Luke has been hurt before by women leaving him, so this attraction between him and Charlotte is just a fling until her car is fixed and she goes back to her life.

But what they didn't expect was how they felt for each other and what will happen when you live in the moment. He loved her carefree ways and how she gave as good as she got. And Charlotte can't believe that she could maybe be happy in this small town

I loved this story and the chemistry between Luke and Charlotte was off the charts and their back and forth banter was hilarious
A good afternoon read

4 Stars 



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A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 2 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine. She lives in Texas with her husband and two sons.

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REAL SEXY by Meghan March • Review Blitz

Real Dirty Duet Book 2
By Meghan March
Release Day May 23th


Real Sexy AMAZON


In Nashville, country stars are a dime a dozen.

I swore I’d never get caught up with one, but Boone Thrasher made a liar out of me.

I said I’d never put my heart on the line, but he didn’t ask before he stole it.

Now we’re facing my worst fears, and we'll see if this country boy is tough enough to see it through.

Girls like me don’t get happily ever afters… but maybe he’ll prove that wrong too.


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Review by: Gina 

This is the conclusion to Boone and Ripley's story and Meghan March takes us on one wild rollercoaster ride! There were so many little puzzle pieces the author had to put together to create this one picture and she did a great job in doing so. I thought everything fit and flowed nicely. 

There were a few surprises throughout the book but there were a few things that I found to be predictable. It didn't hinder the story but I had a feeling what was going to happen before it happened. I loved the drama and suspense that was in this second half of the duet. Don't get me wrong there was also plenty of heat but it was those edge of your seat moments that I thrived on. 

Overall, this was a great book and a great conclusion to their story. I thought it was well written and has several surprises that I didn't see coming. I am looking forward to what the author writes next! 

4.5 Stars 

Review by: Leeann 

This story picks up where book 1 left off in it’s cliffhanger..

Boone and Ripley seemed to be doomed before they have ever really begun, but that is the way life works sometimes.
You have to get through the hard stuff before you get to the good stuff.

Ripley is my favourite kind of female lead. She is smart, sassy & can hold her own against anyone, even a hotshot country
Music star. 
Boone is an absolute alpha who is sexy, bossy & used to getting his own way.
The chemistry between Ripley & Boone Is off the charts & never goes away. Even when they are at their worse and at odds, that
chemistry never goes away. 

Overall, the story is good, there is a good balance of heat, sexy, drama and entertainment value.
This book would be great to read by the beach or curled up in a chair on a cold inters night with no interuptions so you can get through it in
one sitting!

4 Stars 


Real Dirty Duet Book 1
By Meghan March

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I have everything a guy could want—a new single burning up the charts, more money than a simple country boy could spend, and a woman I’m planning to marry. Until she doesn’t show up for my proposal. The life I thought was so perfect, isn’t. The guy who thought he had everything, doesn’t. I’ve got my heart on lockdown, but life sends me straight into the path of a mouthy bartender who puts me in my place. Now the only place I want to put her is under me. I thought I was done with love, but maybe I’m just getting started.  


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Meghan March has been known to wear camo face paint and tromp around in woods wearing mud-covered boots, all while sporting a perfect manicure. She's also impulsive, easily entertained, and absolutely unapologetic about the fact that she loves to read and write smut. Her past lives include slinging auto parts, selling lingerie, making custom jewelry, and practicing corporate law. Writing books about dirty talking alpha males and the strong, sassy women who bring them to their knees is by far the most fabulous job she's ever had. She loves hearing from her readers at

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May 22, 2017


by USA Today Bestselling Author HJ Bellus
The Country Duet, Book #2
New Adult Contemporary Romance 

“Dirt, Passion, and Heart”

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Cover Model: Andrew James
Cover Designer: Designs by Dana



There’s only one place that has the power to heal Hunter Yates. Sweetwater Ranch. His sophomore year of college was nothing less than a wild adventure.

He found everything and lost it all in a blink of an eye. With Dave in decent shape for the moment, Hunter travels home for the summer. It’s just what he needs. Time to clear his mind. 

He should feel settled, fulfilled, and at peace now that he’s home on the Ranch. But he doesn’t. The dull ache in his chest too overwhelming to ignore. The natural high he always experiences while on horseback no longer exists. The grass no longer green in his eyes. The world is just that-the world.

His drive and determination have vanished. Teale Wickett destroyed him.

The thing is life goes on one meaningless day at a time. Timing has never been on his side and this time there will be no turning back this time. Dave’s health declines, leaving Hunter lost.

Will his country roots be enough to keep him grounded?

“Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway.” –John Wayne




HJ Bellus is a small town girl who loves the art of storytelling. When not making readers laugh or cry, she's a part-time livestock wrangler that can be found in the middle of Idaho, shot gunning a beer while listening to some Miranda Lambert on her Beats and rocking out in her boots.



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All for You by Melody Grace • Release and Review Blitz

Title: All for You
Series: Sweetbriar Cove #2
Author: Melody Grace
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: May 21, 2017


Millions of readers around the world have fallen in love with Melody Grace’s bestselling contemporary romances. Now discover the romance, laughter, and happily-ever-afters waiting for you in her new series, Sweetbriar Cove!

Summer Bloom lives for adventure—and buttercream bourbon frosting. As a high-end pastry chef, she spends her days (and nights, and weekends) whipping up sweet treats, but when an unexpected detour leads her to the dilapidated bakery on Blackberry Lane, she decides to take a chance on her dreams and leave it all behind for a new life in Sweetbriar Cove. She has everything she needs for baking bliss—she just isn’t expecting her new landlord to melt her heart, as well as her chocolate truffles...

Grayson Reid knows better than to fall for his impulsive new tenant. He keeps his life quiet and drama-free, but there’s something about Summer he just can’t resist. He’s learned the hard way that a woman can turn your whole world upside down, but her kisses—and those croissants—are too tempting to ignore. He’s determined to keep the lid on their romance, but soon, their chemistry is heating up the kitchen—and he doesn’t want to play it safe any more.

Can this headstrong pair mix the right ingredients for love? Or will their passion burn out before they can find their happily-ever-after? Find out in the new novel from New York Times bestselling author, Melody Grace!

The Sweetbriar Cove Series:

#1 Meant to Be
#2 All for You
#3 The Only One – August 2017
#4 I'm Yours - November 2017
#5 Holiday Kisses - December 2017
#6 No Ordinary Love - February 2018

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Review by: Leeann 

A baker and a bookstore owner.. Sounds like a match made in heaven.. Or not!
Grayson and Summer are polar opposites and I seriously wondered several times if they were
ever going to get their happy ending.
This book is definitely a slow burn, there is no fast paced race to a happy ever after. There are lots
of hurdles for this couple to jump first. The biggest one being that Grayson is so set in his ways that he has a
lot of trouble changing his routine of lifestyle to make room for Summer.

Summer is very happy go lucky and she is ready for love. She quickly realizes though that she needs to put herself and her own needs
first or she will just continue to run herself around in circles.

The writing is soft and sweet and the storyline is romantic and keeps you entertained from beginning to end. There is some sexy scenes but they
are not over the top and leaves some things to the imagination.
It would make a good beach read!

4 Stars 

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NYT bestselling author, a SoCal transplant, and sexy romance junkie ;) I never say no to ice-cream...

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Stand by AL Jackson • Review Blitz

 STAND is now live!

A Bleeding Stars Stand-Alone Novel

Don't miss out on the unforgettable romance readers are raving about! 


Review by: Tatia 

Every. Single. Time. There are authors that write great stories. They flow great and are fun to get lost in. And then there are authors like A.L. Jackson. Poignant. Breathtaking. Just all around astounding. I knew that this story was going to break my heart in ways, but I always have faith that Ms. Jackson will always rebuild it.
Zee knows pain. He knows guilt. He knows regret. Very few things bring him true pleasure and happiness. He won't allow it in some ways.
Alexis grew up happy. She was carefree and uninhibited. She was the free spirit. Until someone close to her went off course. All of it her doing. Regret is an ugly burden to bear.

Reading this book was bittersweet. I have awaiting Zee's story for some time now, but while reading it, I wanted nothing more than to prolong the journey. Not only was it an exceptionally written story, it was just the ending this series needed. I laughed. I cried. I smiled until my cheeks hurt. This series really has it all. It's addictive and completely captivating. No one will be able to top it. These stories are what others are compared to.

6 Stars 

Review by: Erin 

Zee and Alexis will rock your world. This story was incredible. One of the most emotional rides I have been on with this series. These two characters are dealing with such similar circumstances and situations. The chemistry between them is explosive, but for me, the journey was everything. This book kept me hooked till the very last word. I cried so many years for all of these characters. I am sad that the series has come to a close, but it went out in a blaze of glory. 

4.5 Stars 

From NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author A.L. Jackson comes the next seductive, unforgettable Bleeding Stars Stand-Alone Novel…
Zachary Kennedy has never been known as a fighter, but he’ll never regret fighting for her…
I’m Zee Kennedy.
Quiet. Reserved. Predictable.
When my brother died, everyone thought I was just the good guy who stepped up to take his place in the band.
No one knew what I was hiding. The one thing I’ve been fighting for.
For seven years, I’ve never lost focus.
Not until one chance encounter with Alexis Kensington.
Now she’s become my greatest temptation.
I knew better than to touch her, but now that I’ve had a taste, I can’t get enough.
Her kiss becomes my air. Her body my salvation.
She needed a savior and somehow she became mine.
Taking her was a betrayal. But keeping her means risking everything.
One look at Alexis Kensington, and I know she’s worth the fight.
Will my past continue to keep me down or will I finally find the strength to pull myself up and Stand


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A.L. Jackson is the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance. She writes emotional, sexy, heart-filled stories about boys who usually like to be a little bit bad.
Her bestselling series include THE REGRET SERIES, CLOSER TO YOU, as well as the newest BLEEDING STARS novels. Watch for the next installment STAND, coming Spring 2017.
If she’s not writing, you can find her hanging out by the pool with her family, sipping cocktails with her friends, or of course with her nose buried in a book.
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