Review: If You Say So by Lani Lynn Vale

Length: 262 pages

Published: October 29, 2019

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Source: purchased

Synopsis

Gabriel Luca Maldonado, III and Francesca Leandra Solomon were meant to be. They were so in love that everybody prayed for what they had.

Everything was glorious. They would get married, have children and live a perfect life. She would be a doctor in the emergency room once she finished her doctorate, and he would be a badass Navy SEAL and save people for a living.

But then Luca is deployed across the world, and per military regulations, Frankie isn’t allowed to follow.

They’ve overcome a lot in their short relationship, and they can overcome this, too. Two years was a piece of cake. She’d finish her schooling and wait for him. And when he finally returned home, they would marry.

But two months into Luca’s deployment, the unthinkable happens, and Frankie is left alone and heartbroken, knowing that she’ll have to face the rest of life without Luca at her side.

***

Fast forward two years, and Frankie is exactly where her fiancé’s father left her, in a pit of despair that she has no hope of ever finding her way out of.

She lives life one second at a time, depressed and alone, hoping tomorrow won’t hurt like today.

She finds a job, moves, and hopes that the nightmares won’t swallow her whole.

But just as she thinks that she’s getting better, one of her nightmares walks through the doors of her ER, and that nightmare has a name.

Gabriel Luca Maldonado, III. In the flesh.

Also healthy and whole, and definitely no longer missing.

Sadly, it only takes her a half a second to realize that the man that left her isn’t the same man that returned.

The old one wanted her. The new one? Well, he’s definitely not interested anymore.

My thoughts 💭

This was an interesting read. It kept my attention and was sweet! Luca and Frankie were made for each other and even amnesia couldn’t keep them apart.

Review: Lunchtime Chronicles: Thick Cut by S. London

Length: 91 pages

Published: October 8, 2019

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Source: Kindle Unlimited

She thinks she can hump and dump me. No damn way.

Griffin Phillips

I spent eighteen years in the Army, and nothing hit me as hard as this woman. The first time I saw her picture, I wanted to drop to my knees and worship at her feet. Fiona Cooper is thick and curvy the way I like my women. I don’t care that we’ve only talked online. She wants to be friends with benefits, but she’s already mine.

Fiona Cooper

After the year I’ve had, I’m ready for some fun. My friend is getting married in the same city where my online boy toy lives. Griffin Phillips is big all over and cut to perfection. I have plans to satisfy my craving for him, but this attraction between us will forever be strictly physical.

THICK CUT is an interracial erotic romance (BWWM) with a HEA. It is a part of the Lunchtime Chronicles series which can be read as standalone novels.

WARNING: This book is different from ALL previous Siera London books. THICK CUT contains explicit sex and graphic language.

My thoughts 💭

This was an enjoyable quick read. Fiona is in denial about what’s between her and Griffin. Griffin is sure he’s not letting his woman get away from him.

Lunchtime Chronicles: The Bento Box by Olivia Gaines

Length: 87 pages

Published: October 1, 2019

Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Synopsis

Koji Okada’s plan to convince Dr. Trista Hathaway to purchase his latest app included a long weekend and high end romancing.

The surprise is on him when he shows up at her doorstep and Trista turns the table to ensure he gets a large serving of his own meal.

Love on the go becomes synonymous with this pair as they snack their way through love in the Bento Box.

My thoughts 💭

Koji and Trista were cute! Koji thought he was going to wine and dine his way into getting what he wanted. Trista knew what was going on and shocked him by suggesting they just enjoy each other and proceeded to rock his world. This was an end quick read.

Review: Lunchtime Chronicles: Double Dipped by Brooklyn Knight

Length: 95 pages

Published: April 1, 2020

Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Synopsis

Trigger

You can run, but you can’t hide from me, mama. The cat and mouse game is what I do for a living: I chase criminals and apprehend them. But you ain’t no criminal, Candy. The only thing you’re guilty of is giving me a taste and expecting it to be enough. I can help you, if you’ll let me. I can clear this mess up – but for the love of God, don’t try and run from me, because one dip in your sensual pool just ain’t enough for this cowboy. I need more. I need it all.

Candy

You say you came to meet up with me and then you reveal the truth: that you’re a bounty hunter and you know my darkest secret. Of course, I’m going to bolt. It doesn’t matter that your rugged cowboy looks and firm hand completely undo me. Thanks to my traumatic past, I can’t trust you! Don’t look for me, Trigger, and definitely don’t come to back to Atlanta for me. You took one dip and I survived; but if you double dip, there’s no way I’ll be able to resist you.

My thoughts 💭

I liked this book! Trigger knew he wanted Candy and didn’t let her go. One taste wasn’t enough for the cowboy! This was a steamy and sweet read.

Cover Reveal: Married With Me by Bailie Hantam


Title: Married With Me: A With Me In Seattle Universe Novel
Author: Bailie Hantam 
Genre: Contemporary Romance  
Release Date: June 22nd 





Married With Me – A With Me in Seattle Universe Novel

She’s the one girl who’s off limits. He’s the one she’s always wanted.

From the moment, Justin Ellis reunites with his best friend’s little sister in Las Vegas, his world is turned upside down. Angela is beautiful and smart and everything he wants. But they cannot have more than their week-long fling before they both go back to their lives in Seattle.
Deciding to give her brother’s best friend a Vegas experience was probably not Angela York’s smartest move. Especially since she never really got over her school girl crush on him. And why, oh why, did the Vegas experience have to include a drunken night at a wedding chapel.
Will they see that they are meant for one another? Or are they headed straight for divorce?







2019 Debut Author, Bailie Hantam, hails from sunny South Africa. She has been writing stories from as early as she can remember. After finally deciding to take it seriously five years ago she finally hit publish in March this year. She writes both Contemporary and Paranormal Romance and the world of Romantic Suspense in 2020. 
She is blessed to have a very supportive family who have encouraged her every step of the way. She’s a series binger (of both books and screen); a stationary hoarder and an avid reader. When she’s not writing you can usually find her curled up next to her two border collies either reading or writing in her journal.




Review: Southern Storms by Brittainy Cherry

Length: 283 pages

Published: March 31, 2020

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Synopsis

All I wanted to do was run away, I never expected to crash into his arms…

After leaving the city life behind to escape my loveless marriage, I moved to small town Havenbarrow for a fresh start.

What I didn’t expect was to find myself drawn to the town’s black sheep.

They called him troubled. Cold. A man with a dark past.

What everyone seemed to miss about Jax was the splashes of light in his eyes. The random acts of kindness he performed when no one was watching. The way he made me smile and laugh.

Jax helped unpack the baggage I’d been carrying around with me. He was patient with my pain and gentle with my scars. He was the stillness during my hurricane.

Yet when both of our pasts came back to haunt our present days, we realized quickly that sometimes love stories didn’t end the way we’d hoped.

Sometimes you were left with only the damage from the storm.

My thoughts 💭

This was a sweet read. Jax and Kennedy have had tragic events happen that have them struggling. Jax comes off as a jerk and Kennedy has anxiety. They find themselves connecting and it makes their lives better. They finally get the love that they deserve just for being themselves and not what or who other people want them to be. I enjoyed reading their story.

Blog Tour: Easy To Remember by Bailie Hantam


* BLOG TOUR *
Title: Easy To Remember: A Boudreaux Universe Novel
 Author: Bailie Hantam 
Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Series: The Agency #1
Publisher: Lady Boss Press









Wanting to expand his reach, Simon Danbury takes his Lift seminars to Africa. And what better place to start than small town South Africa.

Can the man with no future save the woman without a past?

At seventeen, a tragic accident left Mila Evans, orphaned, with no memory… of either her life before her accident or her true self. Moving forward with life, Mila chose to ignore anything and everything before the accident. Never attempting to even try to remember her past life. That is until she met Tariq and simply living no longer suited her. Tariq made her feel, but more than that he pushed her out of her comfort zone, pushed her to want to remember…

A stupid mistake ruined Tariq’s career as a musician. Since then, he has worked hard as a field agent with Ward Security. There was no need to dwell on the stupid things he did when he was young; Tariq is now saving lives… Making a difference. Until Mila steps into his life and reminds him of his true passion: His love of music and performing.
A threat to Mila will force them to either confront their pasts or sacrifice their future together…








Excerpt

Tariq smiled down at her. “Good choice.”
“You’re not intimidated?” Those expressive green eyes were filled with such excitement, that even if he was, he couldn’t let her down.
“Not in the slightest.” It wasn’t his first choice, but he could do a good Julio if he needed. He could even do the Spanish accent . He narrowed his eyes at her. Yeah, he may just do that.
She nodded; her eyebrows raised. “I’m impressed.” 
He walked ahead of her before taking her hand to lead her to the centre of the stage. Mila took a deep breath and looked directly at him. 
Tariq closed his eyes as the intro to the song started. He sang the first line, looking directly at her. Her mouth fell open. It was good to know he surprised her. Clearly, she didn’t suspect he could sing. He sang the final line to the audience before turning to her. 
Mila lifted the mic to her lips, and Tariq struggled to keep his head in the game. She sang the first of Dolly’s lines and then it was his chance to drop his jaw to the floor. She turned to the audience, as if singing directly at them. She had voice training , that much he could tell. At the chorus she turned to him. Their gazes met . Nothing beyond the two of them and the song existed.
With the next solo section, he couldn’t take his eyes off her while he sang. He wanted to be singing directly to her. The lyrics , some private communication between the two of them. Her solo section was the same. He heard the words and couldn’t imagine anyone else saying them to him.
As the second chorus played, they stepped closer to one another, their bodies merely inches from one another. She closed her eyes as she hit the high notes then rested them back on him. He took her free hand during the refrain. The musical interlude passed with them breathing hard, eyes fixed on another. Tariq didn’t know what was happening but singing with her was about more than music and lyrics. 
They shared a connection, a scary one. One he should run away from, but that wasn’t an option. He took a deep breath for the final chorus. They were smiling at each other. Whatever was going on, it was intense. But they were enjoying it. He hadn’t enjoyed music in so long, and it was because of her. They took another step toward each other as they sang the last line of the song, ending with them within kissing distance. 
Instead he dropped his mic and whispered in her ear. “Wanna get out of here?”


About Bailie Hantam 


2019 Debut Author, Bailie Hantam, hails from sunny South Africa. She has been writing stories from as early as she can remember. After finally deciding to take it seriously five years ago she finally hit publish in March this year. She writes both Contemporary and Paranormal Romance and the world of Romantic Suspense in 2020. 
She is blessed to have a very supportive family who have encouraged her every step of the way. She’s a series binger (of both books and screen); a stationary hoarder and an avid reader. When she’s not writing you can usually find her curled up next to her two border collies either reading or writing in her journal.