Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Dotted Lines (Runaway #5) by Devney Perry


Clara Saint-James is completing a journey started by an old friend. She’ll return a Cadillac to California, a place she’s avoided for more than a decade. But it’s time for closure and to put old ghosts to rest. And it’s time to find out if the feelings she’s cherished for the boy from her past are just fanciful memories—or if there’s a chance they are real.


Timing was never on her side, especially when it came to Karson Avery. The two of them lived in a junkyard as runaway teens, and though she wanted more than his friendship, he always belonged to another—until that one night when he was hers.

When Clara finds Karson living in a small, coastal town, she’s not surprised the beautiful boy from her past grew into a stunning man. His smile is as captivating as ever. His eyes have the same roguish glint. But timing is still working against her.

Clara must decide how far she’s willing to go to battle for Karson’s heart. Or if it’s time to let him go and surrender to the dotted lines that have always kept them apart.


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I climbed out of the car, walking on unsteady legs to his side to help him out. Then with my son’s hand in mine, I stood in the driveway and let the sun warm my face. The sound of the ocean was a gentle whisper on the air. The scent of salt and sea hit my nose.
Aria had lived on the Oregon coast for years, and though the smell was similar, there was something sweeter in the Elyria air.
Karson had always said he wanted to be close to the ocean. He’d wanted to learn how to surf. I was glad he’d gotten that wish.
The sound of a door opening caught my attention and I turned, just in time to watch a tall man with dark hair step outside. A short-trimmed beard shaded his sculpted jaw. He was wearing a pair of khaki cargo shorts slung low on his narrow hips. His green T-shirt stretched over his broad chest and clung to the strength in his biceps. His feet were bare.
Karson.
My heart skipped.
He’d grown up. Gone were the lanky arms and legs. Gone was the shaggy hair in need of a cut. Gone was the youth from his face.
This was Karson Avery, a man who stole my breath. But he’d done that at nineteen too.
Those beautiful hazel eyes studied me, then darted to the car as he came toward us. A crease formed between his eyebrows as he took it in. Then they moved to me and that crease deepened.
My stomach did a cartwheel. Please recognize me.
If he didn’t . . . I clung to August’s hand, drawing strength from his fingers. It would break my heart if Karson had forgotten me. Because in all these years, he’d never been far from my mind.
Karson’s feet stopped abruptly and his entire body froze. Then he blinked and shook his head. “Clara?”
Oh, thank God. I swallowed the lump in my throat. “Hi, Karson.”
“I can’t believe it.” He shook his head again, then his gaze shifted to August. “Hi there.”
August clutched me tighter and murmured, “Hi.”
“Is it really you?”
“It’s me.”
“It’s really you.” A slow smile spread across his face, wider and wider.
It hadn’t changed. There, on the face of a man, was the smile from the boy I’d loved.
The boy I’d loved before his life had gone one direction and mine had gone the other.
And between us streaked those dotted lines.


4 Stars

I wanted this series to go on forever, but it had to come to an end. And Claire and Karson were the perfecting ending this fabulous road trip. Dotted Lines perfectly closed up the storyline of these Junkyard kids who went from rough times to growing up and making a good life for themselves. I adored their friendships throughout the years. 

Clara and Karsan had a special bond during their time in the junkyard. He was the protector and they both were drawn to each other. But by the time Clara and her twin turned eighteen, they left behind the junkyard and Karsan to find their new life. But Clara never forgotten Karsan after all the years. 

And when it's Clara and her son, August, turn to drive the restored junkyard Caddie to Carson to California - their lives changes. Clara never wanted to return to Cali, but she had to go there for Karson closure. 

When Clara pulls up to Karson's home, he couldn't believe it. These two were meant to be, but their timing was never right. Will this trip be the right time? 

Overall, I loved this book and series. 



About the Author

Devney is a USA Today bestselling author. Born and raised in Montana, she loves writing books set in her treasured home state. After working in the technology industry for nearly a decade, she abandoned conference calls and project schedules to enjoy a slower pace at home with her husband and two sons. Writing one book, let alone many, was not something she ever expected to do. But now that she’s discovered her true passion for writing romance, she has no plans to ever stop. Devney loves hearing from readers! Connect with her on social media.

Thursday, February 4, 2021

The Bluff (Calamity Montana #2) by Willa Nash


From USA Today Bestselling Author Devney Perry writing as Willa Nash comes a small town Montana romance.


As Calamity’s newest resident, Everly Christian thought life in small-town Montana would be dull and tame—and she needs a little mundane after the last few chaotic years. But one night, boredom drives her to the local bar, where she finds herself sitting beside a handsome and mysterious artist.

The man is anything but dull and tame, especially in the bedroom, and when she steps out of his shower and overhears his conversation, life gets interesting again.

Reese Huxley needs a wife.

And why shouldn’t Everly be the bride?

She’s got her reasons for agreeing to the hasty nuptials—reasons she’s keeping to herself. As long as she can stop herself from falling in love with her husband, she’ll make it out of this sham marriage in one piece. But Everly has a weakness for wayward men, and the more Hux pushes her away, the more she realizes this bluff is anything but a lie.








“You need a wife.”

“It was a joke.”

She sipped the hot, black liquid. “Was it?”

Everly had this way of posing a question that contradicted everything. Like the first night we’d met at the bar and I’d told her she’d missed the excitement.

Did I?

One two-word question that had led me straight to her bed.

Well, this two-word question wasn’t going to lead me to the altar.



5 Stars

I'm calling it...my first 5 star read in 2021. The Bluff (Calamity Montana #2) is everything I love about this author. She truly is a master of telling a story and making you love the characters (no matter how broken then are!) and be invested in their lives. I couldn't put this book down and when it was over, I just wanted more. 

Everly Christian is new to the small town in Montana, we briefly met her in the last book, as Lucy's best friend. They both went through a terrifying experience with a stalker and now Everly has decided to figure out her life while she stays in Calamity. 

Reese Huxley is the elusive and broody man in town. He's a successful artist and keeps to himself, and only has focus in life - his daughter and art. But when he runs into the sassy Everly, his entire life changes. 

Everly and Hux had chemistry from page one. They both were dealing with issues and being together - even if they didn't know it - really helped them overcome all their demons. As you know, Everly decides to help Hux by marrying him, but they both are set that this is just a ploy and then they will go their separate ways. 

And you know, that won't be the case. As these two know they have hot chemistry in the bedroom, but soon to realize that their relationship goes beyond that. I can't say it enough - this is really one of my favorite books from this author. And I'm so excited and can't wait for me in the next book to get Kerrigan's story!





About the Author

Devney is a USA Today bestselling author. Born and raised in Montana, she loves writing books set in her treasured home state. After working in the technology industry for nearly a decade, she abandoned conference calls and project schedules to enjoy a slower pace at home with her husband and two sons. Writing one book, let alone many, was not something she ever expected to do. But now that she’s discovered her true passion for writing romance, she has no plans to ever stop. Devney loves hearing from readers! Connect with her on social media.



Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Still Standing (Wild West MC #1) by Kristen Ashley



When Clara Delany walks into the Aces High Motorcycle Club’s hangout, she’s hit rock bottom. She’s hiding her car from the repo man, she has less than two dollars in her bank account and the only employment she can get is delivering messages for a criminal.


All because of a man. Therefore, she’s sworn off them.

And then she meets West “Buck” Hardy, president of the Aces High MC.

Buck also meets her, and the minute he does, he makes it clear (to everyone but Clara) that they’re starting something. Since Clara doesn’t get that message, she decides to leave Buck and sort out her life in order to come back to him clean.

She’s not gone but hours before life hits Clara with another blow. Which means Buck and his boys have to ride in and save the day. After that, Buck makes no bones about where they stand.

But does he?

Welcome to the first novel in the Wild West MC series which will tell the stories of the brothers of the Aces High MC, the Resurrection MC, and the Chaos MC…and the women who love them.


4 MC Stars

When you give me Kristen Ashley book to read, just leave me alone, so I can sit in a comfy space and devour her book - especially if it's a new MC series. This author is my all-time favorite and she knows how to suck you into a story and make you love every character. And she did it again with her brand new MC series, Still Standing, in the Wild West MC. 

Ms. Ashley gives us another fantastic uber-alpha male character in this book - West "Buck" Hardy, the president of Aces High Motorcycle Club. He's pure alpha, commanding and when he wants something, nothing will stop him. And that something is sweet Clara Delany. 

Clara Delany finds herself in a pickle - her life took a turn of misfortune and she's starting at the very bottom. And she finds herself knee-deep with the wrong people - just trying to get her life on track and helping her best friend out. When she walks into Ace High Motorcycle Club to deliver a message, her entire world shifts (for the better - even though she doesn't realize it) when she meets West Buck Hardy. 

West and Clara have chemistry from the beginning. Their banter is fun and sexy and when West is willing to protect Clara - the push and pull between these two is great and I couldn't get enough. As always, throughout this book, you feel the protectiveness and love story between these two and throw in some chaos and trouble and it's a read you won't put down! Looking forward to more in this series!


About the Author

Kristen Ashley was born in Gary, Indiana, USA. She nearly killed her mother and herself making it into the world, seeing as she had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck (already attempting to accessorise and she hadn't taken her first breath!).

Kristen grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana but has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus she has been blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her posse is loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write.

Kristen was raised in a house with a large and multi-generational family. They lived on a very small farm in a small town in the heartland and existed amongst the strains of Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon and Whitesnake (and the wardrobes that matched).

Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music, clothes and love was a good way to grow up.

And as she keeps growing up, it keeps getting better.
 

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Still Standing, an all-new white-hot, high octane MC romance and the first standalone in the Wild West MC series from New York Times bestselling author Kristen Ashley, is available now!

When Clara Delany walks into the Aces High Motorcycle Club’s hangout, she’s hit rock bottom. She’s hiding her car from the repo man, she has less than two dollars in her bank account and the only employment she can get is delivering messages for a criminal.

All because of a man. Therefore, she’s sworn off them.

And then she meets West “Buck” Hardy, president of the Aces High MC.

Buck also meets her, and the minute he does, he makes it clear (to everyone but Clara) that they’re starting something. Since Clara doesn’t get that message, she decides to leave Buck and sort out her life in order to come back to him clean.

She’s not gone but hours before life hits Clara with another blow. Which means Buck and his boys have to ride in and save the day. After that, Buck makes no bones about where they stand.

But does he?

Welcome to the first novel in the Wild West MC series which will tell the stories of the brothers of the Aces High MC, the Resurrection MC and the Chaos MC…and the women who love them.

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About Kristen Ashley

Kristen Ashley is the New York Times bestselling author of over sixty romance novels including the Rock Chick, Colorado Mountain, Dream Man, Chaos, Unfinished Hero, The ’Burg, Magdalene, Fantasyland, The Three, Ghost and Reincarnation, Moonlight and Motor Oil and Honey series along with several standalone novels. She’s a hybrid author, publishing titles both independently and traditionally, her books have been translated in fourteen languages and she’s sold over three million books.
Kristen’s novel, Law Man, won the RT Book Reviews Reviewer’s Choice Award for best Romantic Suspense. Her independently published title Hold On was nominated for RT Book Reviews best Independent Contemporary Romance and her traditionally published title Breathe was nominated for best Contemporary Romance. Kristen’s titles Motorcycle Man, The Will, Ride Steady (which won the Reader’s Choice award from Romance Reviews) and The Hookup all made the final rounds for Goodreads Choice Awards in the Romance category.


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Thursday, January 21, 2021

365 Days by Blanka Lipinska


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Now a hit Netflix film!

The sexy and deeply romantic internationally bestselling novel that inspired the blockbuster movie.

Laura Biel and her boyfriend are on a dream vacation in beautiful Sicily. On the second day of their trip, her twenty-ninth birthday, she is kidnapped. Her kidnapper is none other than the head of a powerful Sicilian crime family, the incredibly handsome, young Don Massimo Torricelli, who is determined to possess her at all costs. Massimo has his reasons. During an earlier attempt on his life, a vision appeared before his eyes: a beautiful woman, identical to Laura. After surviving the attack, he vows that he will find the woman in his vision and make her his own. No matter what.

For 365 days, Massimo will keep Laura captive in his palatial estate and attempt to win her heart. If she doesn’t fall in love with him during this time, he will let her go. But if she tries to escape at any point, he will track her down and kill her entire family.

Soon Laura develops a fascination with her handsome and powerful captor. But as a precarious, risky relationship forms between them, forces outside their control threaten to tear them apart...

4 Stars

Let's say start by saying this movie version on Netflix is hot, and I loved it. I've been waiting for the English version of this book forever and I'm so glad I had the opportunity to read and it was just as HOT as the film.

365 Days is steamy, sexy and just OMG with the characters. You couldn't help yourself to hate, but love Massimo Torricelli. He's dangerous, rich, rough, and a criminal, but can be oh so sweet to Laura. 

As you know, he kidnaps Laura and give her 365 days to fall for him and if it doesn't work out, he will let her leave. Sure, it sounds terrible and awful, but Laura has free reign of her life. Laura is not a meek and mousy character - she's sassy, independent and knows how to push Massimo's buttons! That is what I loved about her - she didn't cower from him. 

About the Author

Blanka Lipinska
 is one of the most popular authors and influential women in Poland. She’s an author out of desire rather than necessity and writes for fun instead of money. She loves tattoos, values truthfulness, and treasures altruism. Annoyed with the lack of openness about sex, she took it upon herself to start a discussion about the many sides of love. She likes to say that talking about sex is as easy as preparing dinner. With over 1.5 million copies of her bestselling trilogy sold in Poland, Blanka was ranked as one of Poland’s highest paid writers in 2019 by Wprost magazine. In 2020 the same magazine listed her as one of Poland’s most influential women. The Polish National Library readership survey lists her in the top 10 most popular authors in Poland and Forbes Women magazine included her among the top female brands. Her bestselling novel 365 Days is the basis of one of 2020’s most successful Netflix movies worldwide. The film has spent 10 days as #1, the second highest in the chart’s history.