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Rookies Do It Better by Heather C. Meyers

This is a dramatic, romantic, intense and amusing story. The characters as a whole are what make the storyline intriguing and entertaining. This book is part of a really good series, but it can be read alone and still be enjoyable. This is a must add to your TBR list. I received a copy of this book from Booksprout. This is my honest and voluntary opinion of it.

To Love During War by Joanne Wadsworth

This is a sweet and romantic story. Harry is such a gentleman, completely respectful and caring. Julia is kind, honest and unpredictable. They meet during the war with Napoleon and are drawn to each other. They first become friends because Julia is resigned to being a spinster. Julia starts to wonder what it would be like to have a husband, and Harry wants whatever he can get with her. And Julia has a little brother that only shows up occasionally. It was a sweet page turner. I recieved a complimentary copy of this book from booksprout.  This is my honest and voluntary opinion of it.

The Last Duke by Deborah Wilson

This is dramatic, suspenseful, romantic, tragic and amusing. Anthony is bold, determined, charming and patient. Valiant is stubborn, naive, insecure, cheeky and caring. After making a wager, Anthony has to wait 2 years for it to begin. He wanted one night with her, she wanted him married off to someone else. When he can finally insist that the wager go on, Valiant does whatever she can to find him a wife, but they end up being embroiled in a mystery involving him and some missing lords. He chips away at her walls, she starts to want the same things as Anthony, but she won't admit it. I think that Valiant's brothers are too quick to believe rumors, especially after getting to know Anthony better. The storyline is intriguing and entertaining, I couldn't put the book down.

Highlander Smitten by Rebecca Preston

This is an interesting, romantic and entertaining story. Donal is bold, cheeky and protective. Fiona is brave, determined and smart. Fiona finds herself in the past, getting killed. Only it's not her, it's her doppelganger. Donal is racing to get to Fiona to save her and realizes right away what happened. At first Fiona tried to pretend it was a dream, then when she finally accepted that she really was in the past she proceeds to invent whatever she can to make life better for everyone. Donal is half in love with her immediately, and he subtly entices her to him. The new English lord wants Fi and is willing to blackmail her to get what he wants, but she's not the usual helpless female he's used to, and he ends up very disappointed and angry. Then the drama gets so much worse. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Booksprout. This is my honest and voluntary opinion of it.

Broken Dreams by Emma Evans

This is a sweet, heartwarming story of love, second chances and redemption. Mark was not really serious about Joy when they were in high school, so when graduation came and he said goodbye, and she was devastated, he got angry at her and said some awful things. He later realized just what he'd given up, and regretted it. Four years later they are both back in their hometown and Mark desperately wants to apologize for everything, but she won't talk to him. Joy ends up hiring him and they gradually start talking. Mark is devastated when he learns the effect his words had on Joy and he tries to convince her that he was very wrong, but she doesn't believe him. Mark won't give up though and he takes a chance that will cost him her, or will finally convince her that he has been telling her the truth. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Booksprout. This is my honest and voluntary opinion of it.

House of Catesby Complete Series by Sunny Brooks

This is an interesting, entertaining and romantic series about how each member falls in love and deals with life. The men are intriguing, strong, generous and protective. The ladies are interesting, brave, caring and sweet. I loved all of the storylines and how what each character did affected the others. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Booksprout. This is my honest and voluntary opinion of it.

Worth Trying by Peter Styles

This is romantic, steamy, sweet and engaging. Ethan is friendly, caring and full of energy. Caleb is stubborn, unsure and focused on work. Caleb is trying to get a promotion, so he hires Ethan as a nanny. Caleb doesn't understand why he has such a strong reaction to Ethan, so he tries to ignore it. Ethan feels the spark he gets whenever he's near Caleb is torture, because Caleb is straight, then Ethan massages Caleb's neck, and gets an interesting response. So eventually they end up in bed, but they have to hide their activities, because Caleb doesn't want his kids to know, he thinks they'd be mad. They have some steamy encounters and seamlessly evolve into a family, but it takes forever for Caleb to accept that he has fallen for Ethan. I loved the energy of the story, and the characters. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Booksprout. This is my honest and voluntary opinion of it.

Infidelity by Anna Markland

This is dramatic, suspenseful, tragic and romantic. Gallien is untrusting, harsh, stubborn and insecure. Peri is naive, insecure, hopeful and caring. Gallien swore to never give his heart again after he found his first wife already pregnant on their wedding night. Peri was crushing on Geoffrey when she was sent to serve the king's daughter. The king decides to betroth Gallien to Peri, Gallien is not happy about it, Peri is heartbroken. While Peri is living with the Montbryce's before the wedding Gallien ignores her. On their wedding night Gallien is not very gentle with her, until he finds she's a virgin, then he lets things heat up between them. But the next day he's right back to ignoring her. This goes on until he leaves to go to war. The distrust Gallien has wreaks havoc on their lives iver and over. They face kidnapping, misconceptions and tragedy. This is one of the more gripping stories in the series, I loved it. I received a complimentary copy of this book from

A Bride For The Viscount's Cold Son by Aubrey Ashwood

This is dramatic and entertaining, and it's full of twists. Lavinia is loyal, kind and stubborn. Mr. Keeling is bold, determined and brave. Mr. Fletcher is gentle and unassuming. After her mother dies Lavinia meets her paternal grandmother who comes to bring her to her house. When she turns 18 her grandmother tries to get her married. Her grandmother decides on the neighbor's son, much to the displeasure of both Lavinia and Mr. Keeling. And on their wedding day he runs to join the army. She meets Mr. Fletcher in her village and quicky falls for him. Eventually she must pick one, but both are hiding secrets. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Booksprout. This is my honest and voluntary opinion of it.

SEAL's (or Rangers) Protection by Leslie North

This is funny, entertaining and dramatic. Lee is bold, cheeky, determined and chivalrous. Viktoria is feisty, stubborn and brave. When Lee is assigned to her as a babysitter he thinks it's going to be a breeze. Then he meets her, and she immediately starts to order him around, his easy guard dog duty turns into an intense war of wills. Then they get shot at, and he starts to think that someone close to her is revealing her whereabouts, and trying to kill her. They are cute and funny together. This is an amazing series that I enjoyed reading, and should be added to your TBR list. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Booksprout. This is my honest and voluntary opinion of it.

Making Plans by J.P. Oliver

This is steamy, romantic and intense. Luke is charming, generous and sweet. He likes people and he likes taking care of them. Zach is driven, determined, caring  and responsible. Luke had no idea that the men staying at his B&B worked for Blue Star, the resort company threatening his home and business. Attracted to Zach, it's a bitter pill to swallow. The chemistry between them, and Luke's own nurturing tendencies have them feeling even more confused and hurt. If Zach gets his way, Luke loses and vice versa. Even a night of sex and cuddling can't help them, neither is happy about the situation. Then a hot shot reporter makes things even worse. Braden is a little too cocky these days, I didn't like that. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Booksprout. This is my honest and voluntary opinion of it.

Cupid Cowboys by Em Petrova

This is romantic, steamy and amusing. Jared and Brock love to have sex, with their clients and with each other. With the clients it's just enjoyable work, with each other it's more, an unspoken bond exists. They both want LeeLee, they can feel a connection with her, and now they've decided to take her. She is taken by surprise when they walk into her kitchen, and she's shocked when they begin to seduce her. Jared and Brock decide that it's time to give up the Boot Knockers if want to have LeeLee and a committed, monogamous relationship. They are bold and cheeky with her, but determined to win her. I received a copy of this book from the author and am voluntarily reviewing it.

More Than Ever by Sloane Parker

This is dramatic, unpredictable and suspenseful. I just have to say that I found Matthew annoying and immature in this book. Richard and Luke sort of treat him like that, but he's never acted like a child. The story is that Matthew applies for a job with a wildlife veterinarian at Majestic Falls State Park, he wants the job badly and is obsessing about it. While he waits to find out about the job, he freaks out about the state of their relationship, pushing for answers and making Richard angry. He also has a secret, one that he hints at being bad news. After he finally hears about the job, he starts reading everything he can to learn about the wild animals in the park. A few days before he's supposed to start with the veterinarian, Alex disappears. After Alex's son asks for help finding him, the guys agree to go into the park and look for him. It's not a companionable hike, the relationship seems to be getting worse, they're not the only people roaming the park and

The Earl's Envy by Madeline St. James

This is romantic and interesting. James is a man tortured by nightmares. When Beatrice ends up in his house he treats her rudely, trying to fight the attraction he feels. Beatrice is determined and caring, vowing to help James overcome the hurt the war left. While their feelings grow they're unaware of a looming threat, the Kingpin her father promised her to. With twists, intrigue and romantic, the storyline is intense and entertaining. I received a copy of this book from Booksprout and am voluntarily reviewing it.

The Outlaw Highlander by Blanche Dabney

This is an intriguing, unpredictable and entertaining. Tavish is kind, chivalrous and honorable. Lindsey is determined, bold and caring. Lindsey's mother has been obsessed with Tavish and his life, convinced that he was punished for a crime he didn't commit, so she bought his house with plans to restore it. When they run out of money, Lindsey's mother sends her on vacation. Lindsey took a boat out on the loch, and woke up in the past. Tavish saves her from drowning and takes responsibility for her, but he doesn't know whether he can trust her or not he can trust her. When Tavish explains his circumstances to her, she insists on helping him. They seem to have some kind of connection, but both realize that it wouldn't be a good idea to get close, she would be going back to her time eventually. Together they set off to get what they need to fix things, and there are some surprises waiting for them along the way. It's a must read. I received a copy of this book fro

The Earl I Adore by Joanne Wadsworth

This is suspenseful, exciting and romantic. James is honorable, stubborn, caring and protective. Sophia is determined, independent, bold and impulsive. They met the previous year and started courting, but he broke it off to join the war. He's back now, because his father and brother were murdered, and she wants to pick up where they left off. He keeps pushing her away because his life might be in danger and he doesn't want to make her a target. He's just having a really hard time staying away. I received a copy of this book from Booksprout and am voluntarily reviewing it.

Breaking Ground by J.P. Oliver

This is entertaining, dramatic and interesting. Jesse is passionate, untrusting and caring. Braden is determined, oblivious and impulsive. On opposite sides of the issue, Jesse and Braden have chemistry that is off the charts, which causes them to blow up at each other every time they are together. Their intense arguments always turn into insult slinging, sexually charged standoffs. I can't to see all the sparks between Lucas and Zachary. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Booksprout. This is my honest and voluntary opinion of it.

SEAL's Accidental Family by Leslie North

This is romantic, sweet and heartwarming. Harris is heartsore, lost and hurting when he finally gets together with the girl he's been crushing on. Rachel is bold and determined when she finds Harris near to tears at the bar, and decides that he needs some TLC. But the next day he leaves to go home and bury his father. After his 30 day leave is up, Harris goes back to report for duty, only to be told that he must​ pass a pyche eval before they will reactive him. He ends up on the doorstep of Rachel's B&B, to find out that his one night with her resulted in a pregnancy. They decide to spend time getting to know each other, and while he is enjoying their time together, they're having a hard time trusting in what the other feels. And then things get hairy when it seems like someone is trying to at minimum harm Rachel, if not killing her. Their growing relationship is sweet, romantic and intense, despite the fighting and hard feelings. It's a heartwarming story with swee

A Reason To Stay by R.J. Scott

This is intense, dramatic and thrilling, with a side off romance. Viktor is tough, determined, cold and impatient. Aidan is gentle, caring and stubborn. They met in high school, Aidan fell in love, Viktor didn't, he was too focused on joining the military. Years later Viktor is home recovering from an injury and runs into Aidan. They soon start fooling around, but even after Aidan confesses his love, again, Viktor runs back to his SEALs. Things come to a head between them, 2 years after their affair, when they march up a mountainous together to find out what Viktor's nephew saw before he was found injured and unconscious. I was somewhat disappointed in Viktor on that mountain, but he redeemed himself. I enjoyed this story and am looking forward to the other books in the series. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Booksprout. This is my honest and voluntary opinion of it.

SEAL's Homecoming by Leslie North

This is dramatic, suspenseful and romantic. Chance is brave, protective, caring and determined. Mandy is stubborn, impulsive, independent and vulnerable. He came back to town for his father's funeral, recently retired and not knowing what came next. When he saw Mandy he was just as drawn to her as they day they met 15 years before. It had been 12 years since they had broken up and he joined the Navy, and he spent all that time believing that she had killed his love for her. She felt the same way after he abandoned her. But when he realizes that she is in trouble, and in danger, he can't stop himself from needing to help her and protect her. Up against a loan shark, they have to learn to trust each other again, and work together. It's a great story. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Booksprout and I am voluntarily reviewing it.

Hitched by Rhonda Lee Carver

This is intriguing, romantic and entertaining. The storyline is intense, gripping and interesting. Baxter is determined, charming, cocky and caring. Abriella is stubborn, independent, responsible and sweet. After almost running her over in his truck, and then walking into her on the street, Bax couldn't get the woman out of his head. He was drawn to her, yet didn't want to start anything with her. He needed a temporary wife and knew instinctively that she could never be that. Abriella never got so mad at people, especially people she didn't know, but that didn't stop her from getting furious with Bax every time he was around. Finding that they had a lot in common brought them closer, they just needed to convince themselves that it was worth taking a chance. This is the start of what should be a very enjoyable series. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. This is my honest and voluntary opinion of it.

The Duke's Hidden Desire by Gemma Blackwood

This is entertaining, sweet and romantic. Beaumont is unpretentious charming, bold and caring. Anna is kind, protective, sweet and intelligent. Beaumont finds Anna in his guest room one night while she's at the house with her father and is so drawn to her that he steals a kiss and asks her to become his mistress. Anna didn't get as upset as she should have, which shocked her and sent her fleeing. His thoughts become obsessed with her, so when he falls from his horse, he asks to be brought to her. While her doctor father insists he stay at his house, it's left to Anna to nurse him back to health. While there they fall in love. Unfortunately she is engaged to someone else, and the whole town is depending on her fiancé to bring work to them. The story has loads of drama and intrigue, along with love and romance, and a few twists that keep you turning the pages. I enjoyed the story and the characters. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. This is my hon

Bound By Deception by Trish McCallan

This is a gripping, suspenseful and dramatic second chance love story. Rio is gullible, stubborn, self-absorbed and cold. At least with Becca and the Harts.  Becca is untrusting, unemotional, determined and caring. Becca and Rio met and fell in love while Becca with her father's family. Becca was there because her mother committed suicide. Becca's step family did everything they could to come between them, eventually driving him away with lies. 13 years later she learns that her mother's death may not have been suicide, and has to go to the police department in her hometown to ask them to look into it. Rio is the one who interviews her, and dismisses her immediately. Then things happen that make him rethink his stance on the investigation, and her. He gets some nasty shocks while working on the case, on top of the realization that he still hasn't gotten over Becca. It's a thrilling story that I couldn't put down. I received a complimentary copy of this book fro

Unexpected Vows by Victoria Paige

This is a twisted, intriguing, suspenseful and romantic story. Colt has been in love with Kate for more than 13 years, 12 of which he thought she was dead. Kate has been running from Colt, believing that she was incapable of feeling love, for him or anyone. Colt is bold, determined, caring, charming and gentle. Kate is stubborn, tough, insecure and impulsive. When Colt's boss introduces two children he wants Colt to care for, Colt is floored, because the little girl could be Kate when she was young. He gets irate and hurt, thinking that Kate had children and didn't tell anybody, and didn't keep. Kate is more than a bit shocked when she sees them, not understanding how the girl can look exactly like her when she never had children. Kate, her siblings and these children are special though, they have super abilities that they were engineered to have and they were all trained to be killers. The children's father is obsessed with Kate and wants her, the crazy that made Kate

Amaryllis by Joyce Proell

This is a gripping, romantic, dramatic, suspenseful and intriguing story. Griffin is loyal, brave, daring and chivalrous. Lily is bold, stubborn, impulsive, fierce and caring. When Lily learns that her father is in prison in the Colonies, where she used to live until her father sent her to England, she decides to go there and help him. After her uncle refuses to help her, she asks an old friend from home, Griffin, to get her on the ship he is sailing home on, but he also refuses. When she thinks that all is lost someone steps in and offers to get her on the ship, the condition for that help is to spy on Griffin, and find proof that he's a traitor. She agrees and spends the trip going through his things and asking questions. When her defiance necessitates a marriage between her and Griffin, they agreeable to a marriage in name only, to be annulled when the get to the colonies. but they didn't plan on falling in love, and not all is as it seems. Serious issues come up that threat