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Saving Grace by Aubrey Wynne

This is fascinating, sweet, eerie and cool. Chloe is determined, strong, brave and caring. Jackson is sweet, considerate and charming. Grace is strong, vulnerable, naive and caring. In 2006 Chloe is dealing with a stalker ex while trying to get a horse business going. When her barn burns down and her ex starts telling people that she was under suspicion for she leaves the area temporarily. She finally gets to meet Jackson, who she's heard of through her best friend, and there's a spark and magnetic pull between them. In in 1706 Grace is tried as a witch after being accused of causing harm to her neighbors. Her ghost is still in the area, Chloe sees her and feels her presence. Grace looks after Chloe, putting things out of the way and covering her with a blanket. Jackson and Chloe look into Grace's life after they figure out who she is, and try to help her move on. The​ end of the book is dramatic and thrilling. I loved everything about the book, except for the ex husband.

More Than Most by Sloane Parker

This is fascinating, riveting, romantic and suspenseful. Richard finally gets to buy the Harrison Estate. But now he can't get the investors to invest, and people keep breaking in. Matthew and Luke seem distant from him, and closer to each other, and when things get dangerous at the estate, he pushes them away to keep them safe. They push back and he gives in, and together they figure out what it is that everyone believes in on the estate. That has them frantically searching the house, and investigating Griff's death. The Harrison butler, Dominic, knows more than he's telling, but they can't get him to give them the information. So many secrets, so much intrigue and so much love will have you forgetting about everything you should be doing, until you read the last page. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

More by Sloan Parker

This is an intense, gripping, suspenseful, dramatic and fascinating story. Richard is bold, gentle, caring and protective. Matthew is sweet, excitable and generous. Luke is determined, tough and unemotional. They meet at a club where gay men can go for hookups. They connected emotionally the instant they met, but they knew that Luke was never with someone more than once. Until the next time he was at the club and they wanted a repeat, he couldn't say no. Then they decided to go on a date, and Richard asked them to move in. Luke didn't want to keep being with them, but couldn't stop himself from saying yes, partly because his father had tracked him down again so he needed to move, and partly because he was curious about his reaction to them. When Luke's father started threatening them, he tried to leave, but he couldn't, and things got bad after that. There are some shocking twists that you never see coming. It's an amazing story abo

Something To Believe In by Sloan Parker

This is intense, heartbreaking and dramatic. Sean is brave, strong, determined and vulnerable. Gavin is tough, protective and brave. Sean ended up on the streets because his parents wouldn't accept that he was gay. Gavin ended up on the streets after growing up in foster care. They meet one Christmas Eve at a shelter, and stuck together after that, becoming friends, then falling for each other. But they were never a couple, until Gavin came home from a week long stay with an old man. Most of the book is about life on the streets, but it turns hopeful and sweet. It's a really good story.

Home With The Cowboy by Leslie North

This is romantic, dramatic and entertaining. Daniel is determined, unsure and optimistic. Willa is caring, protective and optimistic. After her employers die, Willa takes their son to his uncle, who thought that she was staying, at least for a while. They fall in love, but she's determined to go back to New York, back to a job she has been working to get. Their relationship is complicated, steamy and sweet. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

More Than A Memory by Christiana Watson

This is very dramatic, a little romantic and funny, intense and drawn out. Mal and Tanner had met and fell in love a few years before, but a misunderstanding and stubbornness broke them up. Now it's been 2 years, Mal is still angry about what she saw the last time she was at the ranch, and was determined to not let Tanner back into her life. Tanner was still angry about Mal disappearing then ignoring him. They fight, neither one speaks up about why they are angry, they can't keep their hands off each other, but refuse to get involved. I think it would have been a better book if they hadn't been so determined to blame the other. Tanner is sweet and romantic inside, but he doesn't trust Mal, and she doesn't give him any reason to. Mal can't decide what she wants to do with her life and doesn't talk to Tanner about it, she just keeps him guessing. So when all is said and done, it's a good story, just a little too dramatic. I received a complimentary copy o

Rhapsody and Rebellion by Aubrey Wynne

This is intriguing, romantic and entertaining. Gideon is charming, chivalrous, a bit stuffy and unsure. Lissie is sweet, caring and amusing. He went to Scotland because of a dream his mother had, not really believing that it had foretold the future, he was shocked to find that it was true. He was even more shocked to be intensely attracted to his cousin's widow. Lissie and Ian had been betrothed all their lives, Lissie knew it was not a passionate love, but that never mattered to her. So she found herself confused and mortified to be drawn to Gideon just a few weeks after losing Ian. Gideon had the chance while he was in Scotland to learn about his family's gifts, and about his own Scottish traits. When he leaves he brings Lissie back with him, so his mother would have female company, and he could win her heart. It's a gentle, sweet romance with interesting characters. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Hidden Gems. This is my honest and voluntary opinion o

Prairie Devil by Tessa Layne

This is steamy, entertaining and sweet. Colt is cocky, bold, insecure, sensitive, vulnerable and determined. Lydia is unforgiving, stubborn, caring and compassionate. He'd always wanted her, she'd always wanted him, but he was an out of control teen who got thrown out of his home. Now, 10 years later, he wants to prove that he's changed, and finally win her. They end up with a business arrangement, one that involves them pretending to be engaged. The more time they spent together, the more they let their guards down, and fell in love. There are some dramatic twists in the story, some good, some not so much.  I really liked the characters and the storyline. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Hidden Gems. This is my voluntary and honest opinion.

Angel of The Knight by Em Petrova

This is a real tear jerker. It's also intense, dramatic, heartbreaking, steamy and romantic. Rocko finally gives in to and Lexi, only to disappear, for months, and no one will tell her where he is. While she's dealing with her broken heart, she gets bad news at work. I cried through the first half of the book, Rocko was such a jerk and the Knight boys weren't any better. Poor Lexi was being tortured by all of them, but she proved just how strong she is, especially at the restaurant. And Rocko showed he has a soft, vulnerable side along with his tough, stubborn side. The story brings an emotional end to the Knights, they will be missed. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

Long, Tall Cowboy by Vina Grey

This is entertaining, romantic and sweet. Garrett is stubborn, insecure, kind and caring. Matt is determined, unsure and amusing. After a car accident, Matt goes back to the ranch that Garrett, the man he's been in love with for 10 years, owns to try to get him back. Garrett is not too keen on giving the man who broke his heart another chance to do it again. Matt sticks around though, earning Garrett's trust while they get to know each other again. The drama of life, family, friends and horses all affect their relationship, which proves entertaining and romantic. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Hidden Gems. This is my honest and voluntary opinion of it.

His Highland Bride by Willa Blair

This is a dramatic, tragic, romantic and interesting story. Cameron is charming, bold, determined and protective. Mary is loyal, responsible, strong, stubborn, caring and generous. While recuperating at Rose from his injury, he and Mary spend a great deal of time together and fall in love. When it's time for him to return to his clan, he wants to take Mary, but she refuses to leave her clan in the hands of her very ill father and his untrustworthy new wife. The drama and the twists and the tragedy soon follow. I loved the storyline and the H and h, and I was very happy with the ending. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Hidden Gems. This is my honest and voluntary opinion of it.

Scandalous Liaisons by Amanda Mariel

This is dramatic and intense. Lewis and Grace met and fell in love when they were young, but Grace ended up having to marry someone else in order to save her family. Years later they meet again, only to pretend they didn't know each other. Now again they meet, and finally talk about the past. Grace is still as stubborn as she was, and poor Lewis can't believe he is having his heart broken again because of her. It's a sad story with a happy ending. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

Taken By The Lawman by Rhonda Lee Carver

This is dramatic, romantic and entertaining. Deegan and Kiersten work at the same place, though they rarely see each other, on purpose. That's because they have avoided each other since they had a one night stand two years earlier. But when Kiersten needs help on an under the radar case, she knows that Deegan is the man she needs to help her. Deegan has always wished that there could have been more between them, and now that she's back in his orbit, he's determined to change her mind about having a relationship. They make a great team, and Deegan is smart, sweet and charming. I really enjoyed reading it. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. This is my honest and voluntary opinion of it.

Three Nights Before Christmas by Kat Latham

This is a captivating story of love, redemption, forgiveness and trust. Austin is judgmental, stubborn, bold, caring and sweet. Lacey is independent, stubborn, brave, naive and vulnerable. Austin arrested and helped convict her 3 years ago, now that she's been released, he's going to make sure she can't become a drug dealer again. Lacey hates Austin for his part in her wrongful conviction, but at the same time, she's got the hots for him. Eventually she propositions him, and he takes her up on it. Then he needs her to help him restore a train, and they start spending a lot of time together. And Austin slowly learns that Lacey isn't anything like what he believed, and as they become closer, he wrestles with the guilt that he may have helped convict an innocent person. This has a brilliant storyline and beautiful, heart melting ending. It's a warm, feel-good story that should be on everyone's TBR list. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Hidden

Dallas Christmas by RJ Scott

This is intense, dramatic, sweet and romantic. Logan is stubborn, determined and scared. Archie is bold, determined and thoughtless. They met a year ago, had a hot and heavy relationship for a month, then walked away. Well Logan walked away, Archie kept contacting Logan. Then during the Christmas break Archie showed up at the house where Logan was staying, still determined to make Logan confess to loving him, and suddenly the secret was out. I did not like Archie, I thought of him as a near stalker. If he had loved Logan, he would have respected his wishes, and is career. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

Single Omega's Only by S.C. Wynne

This is intriguing, romantic and sweet. Tyler is a friendly, caring, insecure and vulnerable gay omega who can't have children. Ronan is a kind, generous and protective straight man who is confused by his attraction to Tyler. Drawn to each other, they had a relaxed, easy relationship from the minute they met, and the more time Ronan spent with Tyler, the more time he wanted to spend. That confused Ronan, as did the agitation he felt when another man paid attention to Tyler. Tyler fell for Ronan, while desperately trying to, because he really liked having Ronan as a friend. Ronan eventually figures out that he's bi, something he never knew about himself, and convinces Tyler to be in a relationship. But things don't go smoothly, there's Ronan's ex-wife, Tyler's insecurities, Ronan's family and Ronan's doubts about himself. It's great story with a HEA. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Hidden Gems. This is my honest and voluntary opinio

The Duke, The Earl and The Captain by Gemma Blackwood

These are sweet, romantic and secondary worthy. Three charming, determined and irresistible men find themselves falling in love with wonderfully perfect for them women. The stories are filled with warmth, joy and romance, each has it's own twist, but all are beautiful. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. This is my honest and voluntary opinion of it.

Music and Mistletoe by Sahara Kelly

This is sweet, romantic, sensual, fun and heartwarming. Perry is romantic, bold, determined and caring. Grace is stubborn, kind and independent. They've been friendly for years, Perry being her brother's friend, but never thought to have be more. Until they were stranded in a house together, with a family who needed shelter. It began with a kiss, and Perry realized that Grace was everything he didn't know he wanted. Trying to convince Grace of that proved difficult. It's a wonderful story that I really enjoyed reading. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Candid Book Reviews. This is my honest and voluntary opinion of it.

The Christmas Secret by Kristen Kelly

This is romantic and entertaining. Chase is determined, daring and desperate. Abby is stubborn, insecure and impulsive. They met, fell in love, got married and got divorced very quickly. Chase didn't know what happened to cause the breakup, but he soon became desperate to get her back. Abby wasn't having it. The idea of a mystery man romancing Abby sounded like a great idea, until it came time to unmask himself. Abby was confused by how she felt about her mystery man, and how she felt about Chase. Steve was sweet, attentive and romantic, everything Chase wasn't, but she couldn't stop thinking about Chase. It's a great storyline and the characters are all entertaining.

Sacrificing The Untamed Lady Henrietta by Hanna Hamilton

This is dramatic, amusing, heartwarming and romantic. Ewan is determined, protective, caring and charming. Henrietta is smart, stubborn, insecure, caring and bold. Forced into a marriage neither one wanted, they run away from home the day after they marry. Ewan is still heartbroken over the deaths of his wife and son, and has closed his heart off. Henrietta wants to become a doctor, and much to her father's distress, she keeps trying to get into a college and reading books that are if a scientific nature. He finally has enough and betroths her to Ewan. Ewan agrees to honor the betrothal, but the marriage would be in name only. But as they get to know each other, they find themselves falling in love, and a sudden appearance of danger forces them closer. This is another great story from Hanna and it should be on everyone's TBR list. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. This is my honest and voluntary opinion of it.

You're The Rogue That I Want by Samantha Holt

This is dramatic, romantic, engrossing, entertaining and funny. Watching Red and Hannah slowly come to see what lies underneath the persona they first encountered is funny and sweet. Red really is a character, with a charming personality and great sense of humor. Hannah is a sweet, naive woman with a wicked sense of humor who does a lot of growing during the journey to London. I highly recommend this book. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

The Duke and The Highlander by Joanne Wadsworth

These two stories are brilliant, the storylines are entertaining and romantic and the characters are likable, passionate and intelligent. They each had me from the first page, waiting to see what would happen next. They are two of my favorites among the books that I've read by Joanne. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

His Highland Pledge by Celeste Barclay

This is romantic, entertaining and dramatic. Magnus and Deirdre fell in love as children, but things didn't work out. Seven years later they meet again, and realize that they still felt the same way about the other. Life is never simple, and they've had their share of problems, but love can make up for a lot for two people who believe. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

Waiting For A Rogue Like You by Samantha Holt

This is amusing, dramatic and romantic. Drake is cheeky, protective, caring and intriguing. He also suffers from PTSD. Julianna is tough, determined, stubborn and caring. When Julianna shows up at the inn looking for her brother, she finds Drake instead of Knight. He ends up having to rescue her, then places her under his protection, which she resents. He is immediately enchanted by her, and she is more intrigued by him the more time she spends with him. Right after Knight shows up, trouble from home arrives and puts everyone on edge. This book, and series, are fascinating, I've enjoyed reading them and recommend adding them to your TBR list. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

A Gypsy's Christmas Kiss by Dawn Brower

This is intriguing, romantic and sweet. They met when she was 16 and he was instantly drawn to her, until she read his fortune, and he couldn't get away fast enough. Year later they meet again, and things move quickly from there. The characters are sweet and likable and the storyline is fun and intriguing. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

Christmas In The Duke's Embrace by Ananda Mariel

This is a sweet, romantic and warm story. Evan is caring, determined, protective and lonely. Marina is sweet, vulnerable and heartbroken. Evan finds Marina frozen by the side of the road and takes her home, determined to not let her die, like every person he's loved had. There's an instant bond between them that Evan can't ignore, especially when he finds out what brought her to him. I loved Evan and Marina and their story. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

The SEALs Contract Baby by Leslie North and Katie Knight

This is romantic, steamy and entertaining. Z is tough, protective and caring. Es is stubborn, determined, bold and responsible. Z is temporarily loaned to the royal family after a SEAL mission went bad, he's just biding his time until he is reinstated to his team. While in the US guarding Es, she comes up with a plan to keep the crown in her line after her sick father dies, because as a woman, she is not allowed to rule. She needed to have a son, and a temporary husband. She found Z intriguing and she admired him, so she offered him a quicker way back to the SEALs if he got her pregnant and married her. After a year they would divorce and she would raise the baby alone. Z was worried about the political fallout if she could not accomplish that, so he agreed. Neither was expecting the feelings having sex brought on, and the longer they were together, the more intense and real their feelings became. I loved them as a couple. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout an

When A Rogue Loves A Woman by Samantha Holt

This is amusing, romantic and heartwarming. Nate is a charming, fun and flirty rake who has his thinking turned around when he takes on the responsibility of his friend's sister during a mission. Patience is a strong, determined, bold and impulsive woman who wants to prove to her brothers that she is a capable and worthy person. She didn't want Nate to go with her, and does everything she can to show him that she doesn't need him. But they learn that they make a good team, and soon are becoming friends and partners. They also talk a lot, and tell each other things they've never told anyone else, which brings them close. It's a witty, unpredictable story that I enjoyed reading. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.