Tuesday, September 14, 2021

New release review: With You Forever by Chloe Liese


Cozy up for a heartfelt, humorous, sizzling slow-burn in this marriage of convenience romance about finding love—and home—in the most unlikely of places.

Rooney Sullivan is sunshine incarnate. Warm, bright, always smiling, she’s everything I’m not and the last person I have any business desiring. Desperate to hide a hopeless attraction, I’ve done everything possible to keep my distance...until a charades game gone wrong brought that to a grinding halt. 

Since then, steering clear of Rooney has been impossible. In a matter of months, she’s kissed me speechless, commandeered my art career, and infiltrated not only my dreams but my home. The woman who was once avoidable has become the last thing I needed: temptingly within reach.

Axel Bergman is a gorgeous grump who doesn’t have the time of day for me. Thankfully, I’ve kept my crush under wraps...well, until I kissed him. Charades got away from me, okay? It was an accident! I haven’t seen him since, which is for the best. My life is a mess, and the last thing I need is to embarrass myself further with the man who avoids me like that’s his job rather than painting modern masterpieces.

It seems the universe, however, has a different plan. When Axel and I unexpectedly find our paths—and problems—converging, a marriage of convenience proves the perfect solution. At least, until I’m facing my most serious problem yet: a once-loveless marriage of convenience that’s inconveniently become a love match, after all.

With You Forever is a sunshine and grump, marriage of convenience romance about a shy artist on the autism spectrum*, and a smiley smartypants who has a chronic IBD. Complete with combustible cooking lessons, interfering family and friends, and a steamy slow burn, this standalone is the fourth in a series of novels about a Swedish-American family of five brothers, two sisters, and their wild adventures as they each find happily ever after.

*This is an #OwnVoices story for its portrayal of autism by an autistic author.

Christy's 4.5 star review

I love the Bergman siblings so much and I was so excited to start With You Forever. Axel and Rooney were so worth the wait! Grumpy sunshine and marriage of convince are two of my favorite troupes so when I saw both of those in this book…. eek! I adored it.

Rooney is having some health struggles and needs a bit of a break from school and life. Her best friend offers the families house for her to get some R&R and when she gets there (it’s supposed to be all hers) Axel is there. Axel definitely does not want a visitor, as he’s doing some work on the place. Because of that he needs a wife. It’s a long story, but to dip into his inheritance from his uncle he has to be married.

Rooney is willing to help out Axel, she needs a place to stay and it makes sense for them both. Rooney and Axel both have this attraction to one another, but at first they fight it. Axel is quiet, a bit shy, and appears to be a grump, where as Rooney brightens up any room she’s in. In this case, opposites really do attract.

One of my favorite things about this book was how soft Axel was for Rooney. When they started to truly know each other you just saw a different side of both of them and it was beautiful. And I also have to shout out that Chloe does an amazing job with being inclusive in her writing. One of my closest friends has the same chronic illness as Rooney and I’ve heard some of the same stories/struggles from her.

Honestly, there was so much to love about this book. Axel and Rooney were an unexpectedly great couple and watching them fall for one another and open up to each other was such a joy. I wanted this to be a five star read so badly, but there was something towards the end that really bummed me out… aside from that, I loved this one to pieces and highly recommend checking it out!

Friday, September 3, 2021

NEW Cover reveal! Silent Music by Aisling Magie


To win a paperback of SILENT MUSIC, enter on the original post on the author’s page @aislingmagie


𝙃𝙚 𝙬𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙬𝙖𝙞𝙩 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙪𝙣𝙩𝙞𝙡 𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙡𝙖𝙨𝙩 𝙗𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙩𝙝.

She’s his muse.

His love.

His inspiration.

And he refuses to let her go.

For nearly two years, Kai Eastwood has watched Phoenix Banks lost in a state of coma.

Singing the songs they wrote.

Remembering the moments they spent together.

Missing the kisses they shared.

Holding hope.

But how long can hope be held when, with each new day, Phoenix slips farther away?

Maybe this time

When the music fades,

And the silence invades,

Their song will begin.

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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Review: Totally Folked by Penny Reid


One unforgettable night leads to an unlikely shared connection, and unlikely connections never go unnoticed by the good folks in Green Valley, Tennessee...

Jackson James follows the rules. He has to. He’s a sheriff’s deputy in a super small town with a super big personality. However, strict adherence to the law during the day has been enjoyably balanced by rakish rules at night. Jackson, typically happy to protect and serve (and serve, and serve), starts questioning the value of wayward evenings when getting laid starts to feel more like being waylaid. Could it be that Green Valley’s most eligible—and notorious—bachelor longs for something (and someone) real?

Mega movie star Raquel Ezra follows only one rule: always leave them wanting more. Studio execs, reporters, audiences, fans, lovers—no one can get enough of the smart, savvy, and sexy bombshell. But when “generous offers” begin to feel more like excessive demands, years of always leaving has the elusive starlet longing for something (and perhaps someone) lasting.

When Raquel abruptly returns to the quirky Tennessee hamlet, her path crosses with the delectable deputy with whom she spent one unforgettable night. Unfortunately, scandal and intrigue soon follow. Raquel and Jackson must decide which is more important: following their rules? Or, at long last, finding something real.


I, like many others, wasn't the biggest Jackson James fan at the start of the Winston Brother's series. Over time, he grew on me. I was excited to get to his book and see how he'd changed. Jackson James was the very best part of this book, so it's safe to say all those changes he made were positive!

Jackson and Raquel meet at a wedding and sparks fly. These two have insane chemistry, but Raquel lives in a different world than the small town deputy. Raquel is friends with Sienna and is also a famous actress and she happens to live in LA. She goes back home after that one night and Jackson continues living his life in Green Creek. Until five years later when she comes back.

Raquel needs a break from everything that is Hollywood. She's tired of living a life that doesn't feel authentic to who she is, so she comes to stay with Sienna for a few days to recoup and decide what she really wants. Of course, she runs into Jackson on day one and those sparks that they experienced early on are still there and still strong.

I adored Jackson so much. I loved the kind of man he was. I loved his relationship with his parents and how strong his moral compass was. Overall I really liked Rae as well. There were things about her that niggled at me just a bit, but she was human and lived a totally different life than Jackson and all of Green Creek.

Totally Folked was a great start to Penny's new Good Folk series. I can't wait to see what comes next. If you're looking for romance that's funny, steamy, sweet, and has that banter that only Penny Reid can write, pick up Totally Folked!

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