This is my least favourite of the series so far and I probably wouldn't have read it if I wasn't currently binging the series. But it is 100% it's not the book it's me. And I am almost glad that the things I like least were all in this book so going forward the next two books should be back to me loving.

 

First up I need to say that I am not a fan of rockstar romance, it's just not my thing. I actively avoid them except for a few exceptions. I also don't go out of my way to read second chance romance. Add in an alcoholic and the unholy trifecta is complete. So, I went into this initially not knowing who's book it was. Once I knew it was Beaumont's I knew we were getting two of those three, but I persevered.

 

Meeting Hutton, and realising her history with Beaumont I was bummed. And I actually struggled a little to read the book. But I'm no quitter so I fought through. I liked Hutton. I didn't like Beaumont. He was a selfish acehole and I don't feel like he ever really deserved Hutton. It was all circumstantial and all about him and his needs. Which sucked because after the last two books and how amazing those guys were, I wanted him to be the guy who walked through fire for his second chance, and he just didn't.

 

But thankfully we now have Louis who is awesome and Ford who I am already a little in like with. So, I am going to grab them on KU and hope they wash the angry I'm feeling from Beaumont out of me.

 


 

After waiting forever to read convict I'm completely hooked on this series. Generally, I steer away from dark or emotional books because I'm a bit of a wuss. I find it really hard not to let it affect my mood and being a miserable bitch with a house full of kids is impossible. But every now and then I can't get enough of them because they keep me so engrossed in all the feels.

 

Being a Hayley Faiman virgin going into that last book I have to say she's been added to my TBR. And I had this on my kindle within minutes of putting down Convict. But I needed a night to get my head out of their story and into this one. And I picked this one up thinking it was Beaumont's story. Discovering it was Wyatt's wasn't a disappointment and I was happy to see Exeter was his heroine.

 

Wyatt was such a complete hero in the last book I just knew I was going to love him. Especially after our introduction to Exeter and hearing very briefly what skeletons were in her closet. I knew he was the right man for her, and I had to know how they knew each other. I was a little disappointed with Wyatt's past. Or maybe disappointed is the wrong word. I guess I expected more from him than his history with Sammi.

 

But this book was as well written as the last. And it could be read as a standalone but the characters are awesome, and the first book was great and they are on KU so you know, binge read. I don't know who's story we are getting next but I'm off to grab it now. After I read the short story for Emily because that girl deserves a well hung, prince.

 

 


 

It's funny how many times I have wanted to read this book and put it down because I was worried it would be too sad or dark for my mood. And now that I've read it I wish I had pulled up my big girl panties earlier. It definitely had moments where I teared up a little bit but for the most part the story was just beautiful.

 

Rylan and Channing had both been through such a terrible upbringing and sadly Rylan had chosen to follow in his parents’ path. Channing had worked hard not to be her mother but after making some naive choices found herself in a compromised position. From the first time they laid eyes on each other they had an instant connection that I felt through the pages.

 

Both Rylan and Channing had beautiful hearts and I loved how hard they were both prepared to work to make the best of things. And to be the best possible version of themselves for each other but especially for the innocent life they were committed to from the start. Honestly through everything I couldn’t have loved them or their actions more. Even when everything was against them, they just held their heads up and worked to make things better.

 

They had some awesome secondary characters around them who I’m really looking forward to getting to know better when they each get their own stories. They also had some truly horrible people who thankfully got some of what they deserved, and I loved that the author wrapped up most of the strings from Rylan and Channing’s story. There wasn’t any miracle or fairy god mother making things magically amazing there was just real life and a continuation of them working their arses off.

 




Title: Stay Together
Series: Kincaid Brothers #4
Author: Kaylee Ryan
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Release Date: March 14, 2023




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Rushton

From the moment I see her, I’m hooked. There’s just something about Crosby that has me eager to know her. One thing’s for sure, I can’t stay away from the new kindergarten teacher with the kind smile and secrets in her brown eyes.

There’s no hiding in a small town, and she’s suddenly everywhere. My family loves her, my niece won’t stop talking about her, and I…well, I just want to make her mine.

Crosby is everything I didn’t know I was doing looking for, but the wall she keeps up makes it impossible to love her the way I want to. I have to figure out how to tear it down, and fast— because she’s not so sure she’s sticking around, and I’m not prepared to let her walk away from Willow River… or me.

Crosby

Another new town, another new school. But this time I’m not the struggling new kid; I’m the teacher. It’s hard to let go of my past, when it refuses to let go of me. I live in a constant state of unease, never knowing what the future holds. Especially when it comes to love.

Rushton isn’t like other guys. He’s open and honest. What you see is what you get. He’s made his intentions very clear. But I’m afraid getting involved only spells heartbreak for both of us. If growing up in foster care taught me anything, it’s not to get too close and definitely don’t get comfortable.

So, I learned to be good at goodbye. But for the first time in my life, I’ve found a place I want to put down roots. Rushton, his family, Willow River, my students—they all make me wish for once that I could stay. That we could… stay together.







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Title: The Rules of Dating My Best Friend's Sister
Authors: Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
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Release Date: April 3, 2023




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From New York Times bestselling authors Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward comes a new standalone romance.
Rule number one for dating your best friend’s sister: Don’t.
Just don’t do it.
Especially when your best friend is dead and the last thing he made you promise him was that you’d keep an eye on his little sister, but not too good of an eye.
As a musician whose longest committed relationship was six weeks, I, Holden Catalano, was the last guy on Earth who should’ve been messing around with Laney Ellison.
The super smart girl whom I affectionately dubbed Lala since childhood was always off limits.
Though that didn’t stop me from thinking about her over the years, especially those times when the two of us would sneak out onto the roof and talk for hours after my buddy fell asleep. It was innocent, but I’d always held a torch for her.
After Ryan passed away, I vowed to always protect Lala. That included protecting her—from me.
Now all grown up and a scientist, Lala needed a place to stay when she accepted a temporary research position in New York. I thought I did the right thing by offering her an apartment in the building I co-owned with my three friends.
Except having her close by reignited all of those old feelings.
And things started to get complicated.
Especially since she was engaged.
And especially since, lately, I’d noticed something more in her eyes. Desire.
Lala didn’t exactly look at me like the platonic brother figure I was trying so desperately to be, even though I wanted her more than I’d ever wanted anything.
Yet, I was being good—on my very best behavior.
But you know what they say…all good things must come to an end, right?







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Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles are currently translated in twenty-seven languages and have appeared on bestseller lists in the US, Germany, Brazil, Bulgaria and Hungary. Three of her short stories have been turned into films by Passionflix, and two of her books are currently optioned for movies. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.



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Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of contemporary romance. 

She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor. Penelope resides in Rhode Island with her husband, son, and beautiful daughter with autism. 

With over two million books sold, she is a 21-time New York Times bestseller and the author of over thirty novels. Her books have been translated into over a dozen languages and can be found in bookstores around the world.




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Release Date: February 2

Finley Jacobson was obsessed with finding Mr. Right. But now, she’s too busy to date. She’s trying to figure out her life. After an adventurous youth, she’s been in her small hometown for a solid decade. She’s starting to wonder if it’s where she belongs.

 

There’s definitely one thing she knows for sure…she loathes her best friend’s older brother. And guess who’s been back in town lately? Yep. You guessed it, that irritating man who she has to be cordial with for the sake of her friendship.

 

Colter Landon’s marketing company has earned him a fancy penthouse in New York City, but the client he really wants to land is back home near the small town where he grew up. He’s spent fifteen years trying to stay away from the little town he once called home. And he has zero desire to associate with his sister’s friends while he is there. They were annoying when they were kids, and they are just as infuriating now.

 

These two enemies are doing just fine at staying away from each other, until Colter needs help making a 

Valentine’s Day float for the art museum he wants as his next client. When his sister publicly suggests Finley would be the best person to assist him, the two are forced to work together or admit they can’t play nice after all these years.

 

Will several weeks of forced proximity get them more than just a winning float and a client? Or will these two enemies miss landing the one?



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USA Today & International Bestselling romance author, S.E. Rose lives near Washington D.C. with her family. 

 

When she's not wrangling her cats or keeping up with her kids, she's plotting her next story.

 

She loves all things wine, coffee, and cats. 

In her non-existent free time, she enjoys traveling, going to concerts, binging on her favorite shows, and reading, especially if it's a good mystery or comedy.


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The Puget Sound Pilots Series
Author: Sierra Hill
Genre: Sports Romance



THE GIRLFRIEND GAME

My life is spiraling out of control.

One minute I’m hustling down the court in a final playoff game, the next I’m blacking out in front of a packed arena— not to mention on LIVE television.

An anxiety attack, that’s what the doctors called it. I’m calling it the end of my basketball career. There’s no way I can go back out there, after freezing in fear, letting the whole team down and showing the fans I’m weak.

The GM insists I see a sports psychotherapist to get help with what’s going on inside my head— but it turns out I catch feelings for Kendall Rush and it messes with my heart.

Now I have to learn to play a new game— the girlfriend game.







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My philosophy in basketball is simple: take your shot. If you miss, take another.

Rinse. Repeat. Win.

But life doesn’t follow that pattern. I took my shot, got married and found success as the GM of the Puget Sound Pilots. And then everything fell apart.

I failed. I lost. I got divorced. I hoped to leave it all behind, burying my past regrets. Promising myself I’d never marry again.

Then the chapter reopens with a tell-all book that highlights my failures.

Sports broadcaster Harper Conrad is the only one in my corner. She wants an exclusive. I give it to her but with two conditions.

#1: Attend a weekend basketball event in Chicago with me and my staff.
#2: And no personal questions.

Will offering this exclusive add another mistake to my growing list? Or will it be the best win of my life?

Note: The Wife Win is book 2 in the Pilots Series, an interconnected basketball sports series. Each book can be read on its own.







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THE RIVAL ROMEO

I’m young. I’m cocky. I’ve got women lined up to call me their Romeo.

My name’s Jaeger Matlin. You may have heard of me. Known to fans as Jaeger “Bomb” or “Jaeger Meister” because I knock my opponents on their…well, you know.

As last year’s rookie phenom with the Puget Sound Pilots, I took home the highest rookie payday ever. And I deserved it. It’s not often a rookie will single-handedly bring a new franchise team their first championship trophy and be named league MVP.

But I know all this is fleeting. Which is why I want to invest wisely now in smart business ventures.

First up, is opening a chain of branded gyms that cater to Seattle’s elite.

The only thing that stands in my way is my rival—Jade Russell.

She’s not impressed with me, my fame, or my offer to buy her out.

Which only raises the stakes higher and makes me want it more. GAME ON.







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Sierra Hill is a 2020 RONE Award-Winning author of Game Changer, as well as over 30 novels, including the award-winning college sports series, Courting Love, and the twice award-finalist erotic m̩nage serial, Reckless РThe Smoky Mountain Trio

Sierra lives with her husband and dog in the Seattle area and is a sucker for cheap accessories, loves anything dark chocolate, and enjoys attending live concerts.


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