Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Making the Match (River Rain #4) by Kristen Ashley - Review

 “You don’t get to make decisions for me, Mr. Pierce.”

“You’re wrong, baby. I do.” 




Making the Match, an all-new spicy, heartfelt and emotional second chance standalone romance in the River Rain Series from New York Times bestselling author Kristen Ashley, is available now!

If you love second chance, single parent romance, pining, a couple over 40, redemption and forgiveness, this is the book for you. 

Decades ago, tennis superstar Tom Pierce and “It Girl” Mika Stowe met at a party.

Mika fell in love. Tom was already in love with his wife. As badly as Tom wanted Mika as a friend, Mika knew it would hurt too much to be attracted to this amazing man and never be able to have him.

They parted ways for what they thought would be forever, only to reconnect just once, when unspeakable tragedy darkens Mika’s life.

Years later, the impossible happens.

A time comes when they’re both unattached.

But now Tom has made a terrible mistake. A mistake so damaging to the ones he loves, he feels he’ll never be redeemed.

Mika has never forgotten how far and how fast she fell when she met him, but Tom’s transgression is holding her distant from reaching out.

There are matchmakers in their midst, however.
 

And when the plot has been unleashed to make that match, Tom and Mika are thrown into an international intrigue that pits them against a Goliath of the sports industry.

Now they face a massive battle at the same time they’re navigating friendship, attraction, love, family, grief, redemption, two very different lives lived on two opposite sides of a continent and a box full of kittens.

Fall in love with Tom and Mika!
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4.5 Stars

I say it every time I finish a Kristen Ashley book - I can't get enough! I love  how the story lines all come full circle from previous books in the series. And second chances are my favorite trope. 

This author tells a story and sucks you into the characters lives. It's always refreshing to read about finding love later in life. I'll admit, this book does start a tad bit slow, but surely picks up. 

We all know about the love and heartbreaking story of famous tennis star, Tom Pierce and his famous actress wife, Imogen Swan. But what we didn't know is about his friendship with Mika Stowe (and no, there's no cheating between the two!). 

Mika and Tom had instant chemistry.  And it was great to see Tom finally get his happy ending, even though he felt like he never deserved to have one. And Mika was the perfect match to help him get there. Tom's daughter Chole was a nosy-body in this one, but I loved her tenacity to make sure her parents were happy.

Overall, the story between Tom, Mika and Imogen did come full circle and I loved the characters and how they all fit together. Again, Ms. Ashely is a beautiful storyteller and I just can't read her books fast enough. This author has given me my favorite books and characters for years!!



Kristen Ashley is the New York Times bestselling author of over eighty romance novels. She’s a hybrid author, publishing titles both independently and traditionally, her books have been translated in fourteen languages and she’s sold millions of books.

Kristen recently released GOSSAMER IN THE DARKNESs, a novella with 1,001 Dark Nights based in Kristen's Fantasyland universe.

In September 2022, she'll publish the fourth in the River Rain Series, the story of Tom and Mika, MAKING THE MATCH. She also has upcoming books in her Wild West MC romance series, and her romantic thriller series, Misted Pines.

Kristen, born in Gary and raised in Brownsburg, Indiana and was a fourth-generation graduate of Purdue University. Since, she has lived in Denver, the West Country of England, and she now resides in Phoenix. She worked as a charity executive for eighteen years prior to beginning her independent publishing career. She now writes full-time.

Although romance is her genre, the prevailing themes running through all of Kristen’s novels are friendship, family and a strong sisterhood. To this end, and as a way to thank her readers for their support, Kristen has created the Rock Chick Nation, a series of programs that are designed to give back to her readers and promote a strong female community.

You can learn more about Kristen and the Rock Chick Nation on her website: www.KristenAshley.net

  

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Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Making the Match (River Rain #4) by Kristen Ashley

“You don’t get to make decisions for me, Mr. Pierce.”

“You’re wrong, baby. I do.” 





Making the Match, an all-new spicy, heartfelt and emotional second chance standalone romance in the River Rain Series from New York Times bestselling author Kristen Ashley, is available now!

If you love second chance, single parent romance, pining, a couple over 40, redemption and forgiveness, this is the book for you. 

Decades ago, tennis superstar Tom Pierce and “It Girl” Mika Stowe met at a party.

Mika fell in love. Tom was already in love with his wife. As badly as Tom wanted Mika as a friend, Mika knew it would hurt too much to be attracted to this amazing man and never be able to have him.

They parted ways for what they thought would be forever, only to reconnect just once, when unspeakable tragedy darkens Mika’s life.

Years later, the impossible happens.

A time comes when they’re both unattached.

But now Tom has made a terrible mistake. A mistake so damaging to the ones he loves, he feels he’ll never be redeemed.

Mika has never forgotten how far and how fast she fell when she met him, but Tom’s transgression is holding her distant from reaching out.

There are matchmakers in their midst, however.
 

And when the plot has been unleashed to make that match, Tom and Mika are thrown into an international intrigue that pits them against a Goliath of the sports industry.

Now they face a massive battle at the same time they’re navigating friendship, attraction, love, family, grief, redemption, two very different lives lived on two opposite sides of a continent and a box full of kittens.

Fall in love with Tom and Mika!
Amazon: https://amzn.to/3NtcNqL
Amazon Worldwide: http://mybook.to/MakingtheMatch
Apple Books: https://apple.co/3NqBJiM
Kobo: https://bit.ly/3wOEzHQ
Nook: https://bit.ly/3lwrjSM
Google Play: https://bit.ly/3PzX8YE
Amazon Paperback: https://amzn.to/3PBUDF5

Barnes and Noble Paperback: [JW1] https://bit.ly/3RLmUKd

Audio: [JW2] https://adbl.co/3UisOnP

Add to Goodreads: https://bit.ly/38BrcCN




Kristen Ashley is the New York Times bestselling author of over eighty romance novels. She’s a hybrid author, publishing titles both independently and traditionally, her books have been translated in fourteen languages and she’s sold millions of books.

Kristen recently released GOSSAMER IN THE DARKNESs, a novella with 1,001 Dark Nights based in Kristen's Fantasyland universe.

In September 2022, she'll publish the fourth in the River Rain Series, the story of Tom and Mika, MAKING THE MATCH. She also has upcoming books in her Wild West MC romance series, and her romantic thriller series, Misted Pines.

Kristen, born in Gary and raised in Brownsburg, Indiana and was a fourth-generation graduate of Purdue University. Since, she has lived in Denver, the West Country of England, and she now resides in Phoenix. She worked as a charity executive for eighteen years prior to beginning her independent publishing career. She now writes full-time.

Although romance is her genre, the prevailing themes running through all of Kristen’s novels are friendship, family and a strong sisterhood. To this end, and as a way to thank her readers for their support, Kristen has created the Rock Chick Nation, a series of programs that are designed to give back to her readers and promote a strong female community.

You can learn more about Kristen and the Rock Chick Nation on her website: www.KristenAshley.net

  

Connect with Kristen

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2FyJg18

Facebook: https://bit.ly/3hl0A7e

Instagram: https://bit.ly/33o8nfv

Goodreads: https://bit.ly/2ZtoKGz

BookBub: https://bit.ly/3bYcTFl

Twitter: https://bit.ly/35Kg6rh

Pinterest: https://bit.ly/3mftcCt

Website: https://www.kristenashley.net

Stay up to date by subscribing to Kristen’s Rock Chick mailing list: https://bit.ly/3mjJiLd

  

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Friday, May 27, 2022

Starry-Eyed Love by Helena Hunting

Charming, hilarious, and emotional, 
Starry-Eyed Love is Helena Hunting at her very best!


Having just broken up with her boyfriend, London Spark is not in the mood to be hit on. Especially not when she’s out celebrating her single status with her sisters. So when a very attractive man pays for their drinks and then slips her his number, she passes it right back to him with a ‘thanks, but no thanks’. As the business administrator for their family’s event hotel, the Spark House, London has more important things to worry about, like bringing in new clientele.

As luck would have it, a multi-million-dollar company calls a few months later asking for a meeting to discuss a potential partnership, and London is eager to prove to her sisters, and herself, that she can land this deal. Just when she thinks she has nailed her presentation, the company’s CEO, Jackson Holt, walks in and inserts himself into the meeting. Not only that, but he also happens to be the same guy she turned down at the bar a few months ago.

As they begin to spend more time together, their working relationship blossoms into something more. It isn’t until their professional entanglements are finally over, that London and Jackson are finally ready to take the next step in their relationship. But between Jackson’s secretive past and London’s struggle with her sisters, London must question where she really stands - not just with Jackson, but with the Spark House, too.

3.5 Stars

I adored the Spark sisters! And I enjoyed London's love story in this series, Starry-Eyed Love! London Spark is hard-working and just trying to find her own footing in their business. And Jackson Hoyt, the  charming CEO, strictly professional business man who rejects office romance is also extremely likable hero who fell for London right away!

London meets Jackson at a bar. Sparks start flying between them but London rejects dating with him because she already carries too much on her plate, focusing on her business life and a few months later she meets the same charming guy as a potential partner who has his own multi billion dollar company.

But as the story goes, as the more they work together, their dynamic and interest shifts!

Monday, April 18, 2022

Code Name: Revenge (Jameson Force Security, # 9) Sawyer Bennett

 



When Kynan McGrath approached me about joining Jameson Force Security, I jumped at the chance. Just call me Dozer Burney, one half of the genius duo who keeps the team at the forefront of security technology. The move from NASA to Jameson also put me back on the east coast, closer to those who mean the most to me.

Jessica Anderson has been my best friend since college. A single mom who found herself mixed up with a dangerous man years ago, she’s been living a safe, quiet life in Miami after helping police put him behind bars. We both knew her safety, and that of her daughter, was reliant on him staying locked up. So when I see an alert that he’s escaped from his maximum security prison, I know where he’s heading to exact his revenge.

Now it’s a race against time to get to Jessica before he does.

Protecting her with my life is easy, because there’s one thing I’ve never admitted to anyone, not even myself—I have been in love with Jessica Anderson since the day I met her. And if we both make it out alive, I’ll make sure she knows it every day for the rest of our lives.

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New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author Sawyer Bennett uses real life experience to create relatable stories that appeal to a wide array of readers. From contemporary romance, fantasy romance, and both women’s and general fiction, Sawyer writes something for just about everyone.

A former trial lawyer from North Carolina, when she is not bringing fiction to life, Sawyer is a chauffeur, stylist, chef, maid, and personal assistant to her very adorable daughter, as well as full-time servant to her wonderfully naughty dogs.

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Friday, March 4, 2022

The Bully (Calamity Montana #4) by Willa Nash




Nellie Rivera is trading traffic for tranquility. When the quiet streets of small-town Montana beckon, she leaves Denver behind and moves to Calamity. It would be the perfect adventure if not for Cal Stark.

When her archnemesis dares to show his face one Saturday morning, declaring he is moving there too, she vows to make his life a misery. The town isn’t big enough for the both of them and besides . . .

She was here first.

Cal has been a thorn in her side since high school. He might have bullied her back then, but she’s not a modest teenager anymore and has learned a few plays of her own. If all goes to plan, she’ll run the former pro quarterback out of town within a month.

There’s only one problem. Cal has the same plan. He wants Calamity bad enough to pull out all the stops. And after one kiss, she realizes that he doesn’t play fair.


4 Stars

Another fabulous and intense read in this series. The Bully had all the feels and emotions. Nellie Rivera and Cal Stark were complicated characters who grew up with a lot of hurt and misunderstandings. 

Nellie and Cal hate each other. And I mean hate. Their banter, the constant push and pull, had me reading nonstop and just wanted to smack the two and see how much they can be friends without all the bitterness. 

But their enemies status doesn't turn to friends to lovers, but just enemies to lovers. I think this was my favorite of the series so far! It’s always so fun to see characters from the other books in the series make appearances. And i love how the epilogue of each book gives a tiny hint about the next one in the series!



About the Author


Willa Nash is USA Today Bestselling Author Devney Perry's alter ego, writing contemporary romance stories for Kindle Unlimited. Lover of Swedish Fish, hater of laundry, she lives in Washington State with her husband and two sons. She was born and raised in Montana and has a passion for writing books in the state she calls home.

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