Lies & Lullabies by Sarina Bowen is the first book in the new Hush Note series. A series of three books, each one written by a different author buLies & Lullabies by Sarina Bowen is the first book in the new Hush Note series. A series of three books, each one written by a different author but all set in the same world and of the same band, Hush Note. This is Joans and Kira's story. A summer friendship that began in Nest Lake, Maine between a young woman recovering from a tragic ordeal and a young rock star hiding away and finding his muse.
Jonas returns to Nest Lake with his band mates determined to find a few days of the peace he found that summer, five years ago. What he did NOT expect to find was the woman he left behind, his muse, his Kira. Even more so, he did not expect to learn that he was also a father.
Wonderfully written with views of the past interactions told as present day reminiscing and with a dual point of view between Jonas and Kira, this romance was everything I needed to get out of my book funk. Sarina always has been a must-read author for me and learning that this series not only had Sarina Bowen but also Devney Perry and Rebecca Yarros as authors was a absolute yes for me. Loved it! Enjoy!...more
Quarter Miles by Devney Perry is the third book in her Runaway series. Emotional interconnected standalone romances that take us through the livesQuarter Miles by Devney Perry is the third book in her Runaway series. Emotional interconnected standalone romances that take us through the lives of a group of runaways all grown up. This is Katherine and Cash's story and it's a friend-to-lovers with a bit of unrequited love added to the mix. Told in dual POV, we finally get some insight into Cash's mindset and how he really feels about Kat, even when he doesn't quite realize it. With this series we have travelled from Boston to West Virginia to Montana and finally to Oregon and a beautiful seaside town that threatens to steal Katherine away from the beautiful landscape of Montana and Cash's family resort and ranch. The push and pull between these two is deep. Neither one can objectively view their situation. Add in the road trip sizzle and complicated feelings quite literally explode! I loved this - it was emotional without being dark, had a wonderful happy ending for Kat and Cash while also perfectly setting up the story for the next runaway, Aria. Loved it! Enjoy!...more
Can I Come Over? by Whitney G. is a dads best friend romance novella about an author, Christina, an online writing site, Dane, and a twist of fate thaCan I Come Over? by Whitney G. is a dads best friend romance novella about an author, Christina, an online writing site, Dane, and a twist of fate that causes two online strangers to fall for each other, meet in real life, and realize they already know each other and the relationship is going to be tricky. Steamy and short, this is a great quick hot read with enough story to not feel like a penthouse story. Enjoy!...more
Blacklist by Geneva Lee is the first book in her brand new series, The Rivals. Told in dual POV between Adair MacLaine and Sterling Ford, this is Blacklist by Geneva Lee is the first book in her brand new series, The Rivals. Told in dual POV between Adair MacLaine and Sterling Ford, this is a story that builds slowly with overlaid pieces of the past and the present slowly coming together to build a picture of motive and explanation for the characters now. From Sterling's scholarship attendance to Valemont Academy to his life of wealth and privilege years later. From Adair's confined world of wealth and entitlement to the slow decay of her family's business at the hands of the MacLaine men.
For me this was a slow-build of an interesting, dark, conniving world and I'm excited to see where we go after that cliffhanger, if and when Adair can finally get her privileged feet underneath her and her backbone in order. The friends are interesting and also vapid, as the old-money wealthy tend to be but there is a small but solid circle of support around Adair if she chooses to utilize it. Sterling is an enigma. His back story is building but we don't know enough yet of what happened in the past to make him leave, of what his perceived insult/betrayal was and more. And while I am sure book two Backlash will answer more questions I'm already eager to know those details. Enjoy!...more
The Rivals by Vi Keeland is a standalone contemporary romance novel filled with passionate enemies-to-lovers vibes and a classy hotel, business rivalrThe Rivals by Vi Keeland is a standalone contemporary romance novel filled with passionate enemies-to-lovers vibes and a classy hotel, business rivalry and competitive spirit. Weston Lockwood & Sophia Sterling are the next generation for their families respective hotel corporations. Brought together to takeover The Countess, a hotel that has history with both their families, they have been tasked to run it together while their respective corporations put together bids to purchase the remaining stock to make one of them the majority shareholder. Too bad they are bitter enemies and have no qualms about playing dirty to win, until they realize that the dirty doesn't have to be only for the boardroom, the chemistry they have is scorching enough to burn up the bed sheets.
Can these two get out of their own way long enough to realize the treasure they have in each other or will family history repeat itself again. Loved it! Enjoy!...more
Vicious Prince by Rina Kent is the fifth book in her Royal Elite series. While this can be read as a standalone, I recommend reading the entire seVicious Prince by Rina Kent is the fifth book in her Royal Elite series. While this can be read as a standalone, I recommend reading the entire series. This is the story of Teal and Ronan and their arranged marriage and all the secrets high society families have and hold close.
Teal is scheming towards her own end goals, total annihilation of the Astor family. This is why she agrees to marry Ronan in her foster-sister's place so that Aiden and Elsa can stay together. She claims to be doing this for her father, but mostly it is for her revenge.
Ronan has been putting on a perfected front of amiability and happiness and smiles for years. Ever since the incident he has felt the need to surround himself with people and to do that he needs people to like him so he made himself likeable, always, end of. But Teal doesn't buy his happy façade and refuses to drop the arranged marriage. Ronan vows to make her regret it but the closer he gets to her darkness the more his comes out to play.
Emotional and dark, with some really sad and disturbing backstory to both Ronan and Teal's characters. This was another awesome dark read that I couldn't put down and was sad when it was over. Loved it! Enjoy!...more