The girl in the mist has been one I've wanted to read since it was first announced but I just never got there. I love Kristen Ashley and her writing but I'm at this weird point where I don't want to read new ones, but I also don't want to reread the older ones. I just want to read the old ones for the first time again. And I was hoping that this might be like that. However, it didn't work out that way for me.

 

I am not even sure why. Partially I think I was expecting something different, but Delphine's "voice" sounded very much like most of KA's heroines. And Cade was almost cookie cutter KA hero. And although I have absolutely no problem with BDSM it's not really my kink, but it does seem to be KA's.

 

I read a heap of reviews before I read this, and a lot raved about it and a few complained and I just feel like I've come down in the middle. I liked the mystery; I don't feel like we quite got enough of the actual mystery for this to be anything but a romance with a little suspense. And I was expecting the romance to be secondary. But since romance is my preferred genre, I didn't mind.

 

In typical KA style there were a lot of secondary characters, most of whom were irrelevant and just confused me as to who the main players were. But that's probably my goldfish memory and inability to remember names. There was an overabundance of design details about furniture and accessories.

 

I didn't hate it, I just didn't love it. And I wanted to get that book hangover and feel the inability to adult like the first time I read Kristen Ashley. Oh well maybe I just need to reread them and see.

 




Title: Irresistible Trouble
Series: Copper Valley Fireballs #4
Author: Pippa Grant
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: September 29, 2022




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I, Cooper Rock, baseball god, worshipper of women, hometown hero, beloved son and brother, and owner of a well-deserved ego, have always reached for the stars. Usually in baseball.

In love? Nah. When you’ve played the field as much as I have and haven’t been bit by the bug, you’re immune.

Or so I thought until she walked back into my life.

Waverly Sweet. Pop music sensation. Universally beloved for good reason. She’s freaking awesome. Kind. Funny. Talented. Sexy as hell. Real. And still completely out of my league.

But I have been hit by the Waverly Sweet tour bus of love, tumbled head over heels, and come up in a field of Waverly-scented roses. This is it. She’s my one and only, and this time, I won’t screw it up.

I’m cleaning up my reputation. I’m ignoring the doubters. I’m channeling everything I have into proving to her that I can be the man she deserves.

No matter what else I have to sacrifice for love.

Including baseball.

Irresistible Trouble is a hilarious home run of a romcom about a baseball player whose ego is catching up to him, a pop star who’s a bit of a hot mess when the cameras aren’t looking (and sometimes when they are), and the kind of family and teammates that everyone deserves… in small doses. While this laugh-out-loud romance stands alone with a sweet-swoony HEA, you won’t go wrong if you dive into the entire Fireballs series, starting with Jock Blocked, first. And for more Cooper Rock cameos, check out Master Baker (a standalone featuring Cooper’s brother) and the Bro Code series.







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Pippa Grant is a USA Today Bestselling author who writes romantic comedies that will make tears run down your leg. When she's not reading, writing or sleeping, she's being crowned employee of the month as a stay-at-home mom and housewife trying to prepare her adorable demon spawn to be productive members of society, all the while fantasizing about long walks on the beach with hot chocolate chip cookies.

 

I feel like a fraud. I've read a heap of Pippa Grant books, they are a go to laugh out loud read. And I thought I was up to this book when I went all grabby hands to see THE Cooper Rock fall in love. Then I realised I am so far from being up to date with the books because they aren't all in the same series. I read the Bro Code and a few others but now I have to go back and read more. 😏 What a shame.

 

Cooper is one of those guys that you shake your head at his antics while you can't keep the smile off his face. And even when he's sleeping his way through the United States and you kind of want to bathe him in sanitizer, you also want to hug him and poke at those adorable dimples. I didn't think there would be a woman brave enough to deal with his antics.

 

Then along came Waverly. I honestly don't remember being introduced to her previously but with my memory that doesn't mean much. From the first page I was a fan. I wanted to join the Braverlies fan club and search Spotify for all her music and then I remembered she wasn't real. I mean honestly Pippa writes such real characters.

 

I loved everything that these guys had to work through to get the happily ever after they both deserved. It was so well earned but it was also incredibly deserved by such awesome, selfless, caring people. And the epilogues were so sweet. I can't wipe the smile off my face. I think everyone needs a little Shipwreck Cove and their inhabitants in their lives.

 

 


 

I binge read the previous books in this series and then got to this one and didn't want to open it. Not that I didn't want to read the book, because Nellie has been awesome, and I was looking forward to her story. But because the next book in the series isn't available yet and I hate having to wait for the next one in a series I'm addicted to.

 

Cal and Nellie had been introduced to us in the previous book and I wasn't sure what to expect after seeing their bickering. I wanted to know what had happened between them for the animosity between them. But I had a feeling it was all Cal's fault.

 

Thankfully this was written in a dual point of view because I got to see the inner workings of Cal's mind. And seeing how he felt and how he reacted to their history through Nellie's eyes made him even more endearing. Seeing the history of their relationship made me understand the push and pull.

 

And now I have to wait for the next book in the series. God I hate having to wait. But how many amazing books are being released in October?

 


Bargain with a Beast
Grace Goodwin
Publication date: September 27th 2022
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance, Science Fiction


Adrian Davis thought getting on a real-life, ‘beam me up, Scotty’, transport pad was adventure enough. Visiting her mother—and the Atlan beast her mom had chosen as a mate—on another planet? Setting foot in an Atlan prison? Completely crazy.

Like totally, bat-shit, what-the-hell-was-she-doing-with-her-life crazy.

She was supposed to spend a few days wandering around with her twin sister, seeing the sights, expanding her horizons. The trip was supposed to be a much needed break from the hectic schedule she was keeping in school. She was only nineteen. She had plans. Finish college. Medical school. Husband. House. Two-point-five perfect kids and a golden retriever named Buddy.

All that changed with one roar of pain. She heard him. A beast. He was out of control, locked behind an impenetrable wall, alone. Suffering the agony of mating fever.

Ready to die. Forsaken.

Adrian can’t let him go. She will have to fight a centuries old system, warlords on another world, and the beast himself to get what she wants.

To save him.

To keep him for herself.




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Turning my head, I found my mate and her sister both staring at me, hands on their hips. Stances, identical. Adrian’s expression? Determined.

The other female had more sense. She had the decency to be nervous, biting her lower lip. “I don’t know about this, sis.”

“They won’t even realize where I am until tomorrow.”

“I know. But you know how much I hate lying to them. What if they check on us when they get home?”

Adrian chuckled. “They won’t. Mom can’t keep her hands off him. They’ll be too busy bumping uglies to worry about where I am.”

Bumping uglies? Ugly what? And why would they bump?

“I’ll worry.”

“That’s why you’re going to be back here in exactly four hours and let me out.”

Stephanie looked at me, inspected me from head to toe. I remained silent. “What about him?”

“I’ll figure it out. After.”

After?

Stephanie’s head dropped backward so that her face looked up at the ceiling. She groaned. “God. And you were making fun of mom for being a horny wench. This is insane. You know that, right?”

“I know. I don’t care. I’m calling in my twin card.”

“Oh, I know. You told me. Why the hell do you think I’m down here again? And low blow by the way. I used my twin card for that stupid calculus test.”

Twin card?

“Not my fault I saved mine for something juicy.” Adrian gathered her sister to her, their heads identical in height as well as form. In fact, the twins were remarkably similar except for my mate’s beautiful hair. “Look. I’m going in there. I know what I know. I can’t explain it, okay? You have to trust me.”

The brown-haired twin’s voice was muffled in her sister’s neck. “Okay. But if you die, I’m going to be really, really mad at you. Like, forever mad.”

I’m going in there?

Adrian’s words finally registered, and I moved forward to tower over them as much as I could with the energy barrier still between us.

“You will not enter this cell, my lady.” I was furious that she would take such a chance. Still, I could not force a threatening tone from my throat, not while I spoke to her.

And my lady? What evil spirit possessed me to speak those two words?

Fuck. What was happening to me? I should shout. Rage. Scream. Act like an out-of-control beast ready to rend and tear and kill. I could do none of those things. My beast, it seemed, had as tight a leash on me as I did on him. He would not allow me to frighten her. Would not allow me to disrespect her. Upset her. Injure her in body, mind or spirit.

Gods be damned. What the fuck was I going to do now? I could never offer her my mating cuffs. I could not. I would be executed in a matter of hours.

I could offer her nothing.

With a low rumble, my beast disagreed, shoving erotic images into my already fracturing mind.

Adrian released her sister and turned to face me. This close she was even smaller than she had at first appeared. Yet her eyes blazed with defiance. “Stephanie?”

“You sure? Really, really, really sure?” Her sister moved toward the control panel.

“Do not,” I ordered.

“Twin card. Playing it. Now.” Adrian ignored me.

Stephanie sighed. The energy barrier dropped.

Adrian took three steps forward. Her scent washed over me. My beast growled. My cock throbbed in pain. My vision blurred. I ordered my limbs to move, to remove this female from my cell. The beast took control of every cell, every muscle of my body. The transformation moved through me. My muscles screamed as they exploded, grew larger. My bones elongated. My beast shoved me aside as if I were no more than a wisp of fog in his peripheral vision.

The energy barrier reappeared, locking her inside the cell.

With me.

With my beast.




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Grace Goodwin is a USA Today and international bestselling author of Sci-Fi and Paranormal romance with nearly one million books sold. Grace's titles are available worldwide in multiple languages in ebook, print and audio formats. Two best friends, one left-brained, the other right-brained, make up the award-winning writing duo that is Grace Goodwin. They are both mothers, escape room enthusiasts, avid readers and intrepid defenders of their preferred beverages. (There may or may not be an ongoing tea vs. coffee war occurring during their daily communications.) Grace loves to hear from readers.



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If you love single-parent romances, you won’t want to miss Always Her Love, an emotionally gripping, funny, and sinfully-hot story of forbidden love, with a much deserved and epic happily ever after. Fall in love on the sandy shores of Silver Island, home to coffee shops, boat races, midnight rendezvous, and the sexy, sharp-witted Steeles. They have a penchant for pranks, a passion for loyalty, and a trunk full of secrets. All Steele novels may be enjoyed as standalone romances.


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“I'm pregnant. It’s yours. I’m having it, and unless you want it, I’m putting it up for adoption.” Those were the words that changed Levi Steele’s life before he was even legally allowed to drink. There was never any question about whether he would keep his daughter, and eight years later, he doesn’t have a single regret. He owns a successful contracting company, he’s part of the Dark Knights motorcycle club, and Joey’s happiness is his top priority. None of that would be possible without the help of Joey’s beautiful and selfless aunt Tara, who’s going to be staying with them over spring break and who he’s been thinking about in ways he shouldn’t. But Tara’s older sister is Joey’s birth mother, and she’s the last woman the dirty-talking biker should want to get his hands on.

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Gavin Leonard is the worst.
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I live next door, watching Jane Austen adaptations with my sketchbook in hand.
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Now we're accidentally on a camping trip together, but there's only one tent left.

Gavin Leonard is the worst.
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