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Review: Because You're Mine by Rea Frey

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Because You’re Mine by Rea Frey Published: August 6, 2019 Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Format: via NetGalley Rating: 5/5 Synopsis Single mother Lee has the daily routine down to a science: shower in six minutes. Cut food into perfect squares. Never leave her on-the-spectrum son Mason in someone else’s care. She’ll do anything— anything —to keep his carefully constructed world from falling apart. Do anything to keep him safe. But when her best friend Grace convinces her she needs a small break from motherhood to recharge her batteries, Lee gives in to a weekend trip. Surely a long weekend away from home won’t hurt? Noah, Mason’s handsome, bright, charismatic tutor—the first man in ages Lee’s even noticed—is more than happy to stay with him. Forty-eight hours later, someone is dead. But not all is as it seems. Noah may be more than who he claims to be. Grace has a secret—one that will destroy Lee. Lee has secrets of her own that she will do anything to keep hidd

Review: Gone Too Long by Lori Roy

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Gone Too Long by Lori Roy Published: June 25, 2019 Publisher: Dutton Books Format: via audiobook Rating: 4/5 Synopsis On the day a black truck rattles past her house and a Klan flyer lands in her front yard, ten-year-old Beth disappears from her Simmonsville, Georgia, home. Armed with skills honed while caring for an alcoholic mother, she must battle to survive the days and months ahead. Seven years later, Imogene Coulter is burying her father--a Klan leader she has spent her life distancing herself from--and trying to escape the memories his funeral evokes. But Imogene is forced to confront secrets long held by Simmonsville and her own family when, while clearing out her father's apparent hideout on the day of his funeral, she finds a child. Young and alive, in an abandoned basement, and behind a door that only locks from the outside. As Imogene begins to uncover the truth of what happened to young Beth all those years ago, her father's heir apparent to the

Review: Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner

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Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner Published: June 11, 2019 Publisher: Atria Books Format: via audiobook Rating: 5/5 Synopsis Do we change or does the world change us? Jo and Bethie Kaufman were born into a world full of promise. Growing up in 1950s Detroit, they live in a perfect “Dick and Jane” house, where their roles in the family are clearly defined. Jo is the tomboy, the bookish rebel with a passion to make the world more fair; Bethie is the pretty, feminine good girl, a would-be star who enjoys the power her beauty confers and dreams of a traditional life. But the truth ends up looking different from what the girls imagined. Jo and Bethie survive traumas and tragedies. As their lives unfold against the background of free love and Vietnam, Woodstock and women’s lib, Bethie becomes an adventure-loving wild child who dives headlong into the counterculture and is up for anything (except settling down). Meanwhile, Jo becomes a proper young mother in Connecticut

Cover Reveal: Wrapped Up in Christmas by Janice Lynn

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About WRAPPED UP IN CHRISTMAS A gift of warmth   to heal two hearts… Sarah Smith in Pine Hill, Kentucky has had her heartbroken in the past. She pours herself into her work at church and into special projects―like making a quilt for a wounded warrior. Bodie Lewis is lost. All he’s ever wanted was his career as an Army Ranger, but he was injured in an explosion that killed his brothers in arms. In the hospital, he receives a handmade quilt. Later, he sets out on his final mission: to find and thank its maker. Bodie expected Sarah to be an elderly lady, not a lovely young woman. When she mistakes him for a handyman, he doesn’t immediately set her straight. Instead, he sets about repairing the home she’s turning into a bed and breakfast. Sarah’s presence and the spirit of the small town bring Bodie something he thought he’d left far behind on the battlefield: hope. This heartwarming sweet romance includes a free quilt pattern from the Quilts of Valor Foundation and a new or

Release Blitz: Beautifully Damaged by Laura Pavlov

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Today we have an exciting release day blitz from BEAUTIFULLY DAMAGED by Laura Pavlov!  Check it out and be sure to grab your copy today! Beautifully Damaged by  Laura Pavlov Genre: Contemporary Romance About Beautifully Damaged Peyton Kroft was his forever, until the unthinkable happened. Walking away all those years ago had been the right thing to do. But, a decade later, he was ready to put the past behind him. Moving to San Francisco and hiring his first love, the city’s top designer, was a good place to start. Seeing her again stirred up feelings he thought he’d long buried. He wanted her. Just one taste of those sweet lips. The girl like a light leading him home. She’d found a way back in somewhere she could never stay. And, the worst part—he liked her there. ~~~ Jackson Vance broke her heart. He took half of it with him on his way out of town. Picking up the pieces hadn’t been easy, but more than nine years later, Peyton is living her best life. Coming face to

Cover Reveal: The Kissing Game by Marie Harte

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Today we are sharing the cover for an upcoming standalone title from Marie Harte. THE KISSING GAME is a fun, contemporary romance title you won't want to miss! Be sure to follow Marie for exclusive updates about the book and preorder your copy now .  The Kissing Game releases February 4, 2020. Join Marie's Reader Group for Exclusive News! The Kissing Game by Marie Harte PREORDER NOW | RELEASING 2.4.2020 Amazon | B&N | Google | BAM Book Blurb "I bet you a kiss you can't resist me." Game on . Rena Jackson is ready. She's worked her tail off to open up her own hair salon, and she's almost ready to quit her job at the dive bar. Rena's also a diehard romantic, and she's had her eye on bar regular Axel Heller for a while. He's got that tall-dark-and-handsome thing going big time. Problem is, he's got that buttoned-up Germanic ice man thing going as well. With Valentine's Day just around the corner, R

Release Blitz: In Case You Didn't Know by Samantha Chase

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It's time to go back to Magnolia Sound!  IN CASE YOU DIDN'T KNOW by Samantha Chase is out now - lovers of small-town romance won't want to miss this one! About IN CASE YOU DIDN'T KNOW Golden child Mason Bishop has finally had enough. Tired of bearing the weight of his parents’ expectations, he’s determined to break free and forge his own path. It’s time for him to go after the things he really wants—including the girl he never forgot. Scarlett Jones is done being ruled by her insecurities. She’s ready to be seen as something other than one of the guys, and she’s done thinking she’s not good enough for the social elite—especially the Bishops. When he runs into Scarlett at a concert, Mason believes it’s fate bringing them together. But fate only gets you so far. If he wants a real chance with Scarlett, it’s going to take a whole lot of charm to convince her he’s worth it. Add IN CASE YOU DIDN'T KNOW to your TBR!   Get your copy of IN CASE YOU DID

Review: A Stranger on the Beach by Michele Campbell

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A Stranger on the Beach by Michele Campbell Published: July 23, 2019 Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Format: via NetGalley Rating: 4.5/5 Synopsis There is a stranger outside Caroline's house. Her spectacular new beach house, built for hosting expensive parties and vacationing with the family she thought she'd have. But her husband is lying to her and everything in her life is upside down, so when the stranger, Aiden, shows up as a bartender at the same party where Caroline and her husband have a very public fight, it doesn't seem like anything out of the ordinary. As her marriage collapses around her and the lavish lifestyle she's built for herself starts to crumble, Caroline turns to Aiden for comfort...and revenge. After a brief and desperate fling that means nothing to Caroline and everything to him, Aiden's obsession with Caroline, her family, and her house grows more and more disturbing. And when Caroline's husband goes missing, her life

Book Blitz: Meant to Be by Nan Reinhardt

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Meant to Be by  Nan Reinhardt (Four Irish Brothers Winery, #2) Published by: Tule Publishing Publication date: July 18, 2019 Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance Can a near-tragedy help two best friends realize they’re meant to be so much more? Best friends since grade school, high-powered Chicago attorney, Sean Flaherty, and small-town mayor Megan Mackenzie have always shared a special bond. When Sean is shot by a client’s angry ex, Megan rushes to his side, terrified she’s about to lose her long-time confidant. Upon his return to River’s Edge to recuperate, Sean discovers that his feelings for his pal have taken an undeniable turn for the romantic. While Megan struggles with an unfamiliar longing for Sean, she worries that he may be mistaking a safe place to land for love. Can Sean help her realize that they are truly meant to be so much more than friends? Goodreads / Amazon / Barnes & Noble / iBooks / Kobo / Google Play EXCERPT Meg was afraid to ask, but

Blog Tour: Christmas in Evergreen: Letters to Santa by Nancy Naigle

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Today we have the blog tour for CHRISTMAS IN EVERGREEN: LETTERS TO SANTA  by Nancy Naigle!  Check out this sweet new Hallmark holiday romance and grab your copy today! CHRISTMAS IN EVERGREEN: LETTERS TO SANTA by  Nancy Naigle Genre: Holiday Romance Publisher: Hallmark & Crown Media About Christmas In Evergreen: Letters to Santa Return to Evergreen, the town where Christmas wishes come true… But only if you know what your heart really wants.   When Lisa takes a last-minute Christmas trip to her hometown of Evergreen, she finds that the historic general store has closed. The place was a beloved local tradition, and she decides to use her skills as a professional retail designer to bring it back to its former glory. She charms a local contractor, Kevin, into working with her, and the pair find themselves facing one surprise after another.   One of the biggest surprises of all is finding the mysterious 25-year-old letter to Santa that never made it to

Review: Summer of '69 by Elin Hilderbrand

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Summer of ‘69 by Elin Hilderbrand Published: June 18, 2019 Publisher: Little Brown and Co Format: via NetGalley Rating: 4/5  Synopsis Welcome to the most tumultuous summer of the twentieth century! It's 1969, and for the Levin family, the times they are a-changing. Every year the children have looked forward to spending the summer at their grandmother's historic home in downtown Nantucket: but this year Blair, the oldest sister, is marooned in Boston, pregnant with twins and unable to travel. Middle sister Kirby, a nursing student, is caught up in the thrilling vortex of civil rights protests, a passion which takes her to Martha's Vineyard with her best friend, Mary Jo Kopechne. Only son Tiger is an infantry soldier, recently deployed to Vietnam. Thirteen-year-old Jessie suddenly feels like an only child, marooned in the house with her out-of-touch grandmother who is hiding some secrets of her own. As the summer heats up, Teddy Kennedy sinks a car in Chappaq

Book Blitz: Summer Bucket List by T.K. Rapp

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  Summer Bucket List by  T.K. Rapp  Publication date: July 15, 2019 Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult Recently graduated from high school, Holland Monroe had no expectations for her last summer before heading off to college to be anything but ordinary. Until she got a job as a waitress at the local country club to make extra money for school. Milo Davis was smart, cute, and absolutely not interested in Holland. At least that was what she believed. But the day she started working at the restaurant, everything changed. Finally together, they were left with only three months to spend time together before she moved away. Good thing they decided to make their time as memorable as possible. But will they remain friends? Or will checking off items on their summer bucket list lead them to something they didn’t expect — Falling in love. Goodreads / Amazon / Barnes & Noble / iBooks / Kobo EXCERPT He took a tentative step toward me and I remained fixed i