Heather is looking for this one! It’s a bit spoilery- so I’ll add in warnings as you go. ;)

She asks:

Ok I’ve got one.

It was a few years ago and a couple was dating in college (law school I think). She got pregnant…

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…and he dropped her since his Dad made him. And then I think she moved across the country and was doing fine with a male friend or cousin and raising their child.

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And then when he was a lawyer he came back into their lives.

It might have been 2 books.

Anyone recognize this one?

Lisa: AL Jackson’s Lost to You (The Regret Series Book 1), Take this Regret (The Regret Series Book 2) and If Forever Comes (The Regret Series Book 3)

Cindy: It is Take this Regret by Amy Lichtenhan. …by A.L. Jackson….duh!! One of my favorite books — I’m ashamed!

Maryse: LOL!!! I think she USED to go by that name, Cindy, so I can tell you’re definitely a long time fan of hers. ;) *hug*



SPOILER ALERT!!! I LOVE fish sticks. *smirk* :P

Okay so… many (including me) are ANTI-SPOILER TO THE CORE!!! That said… sometimes… SOMETIMES, we *get* why some can’t help but accidentally spoil a book they’re so enthusiastic about. In fact, I did it to one of my very best book friends (Samantha) once and she was TICKED!!!!!!! It was a very sparkly vampire series, and we were both totally obsessed with that main hottie vampire, and she was going on and on about where she was at in the books, and I mistakenly said, and OMG just wait until the part where she becomes a vampire. OH. EM. GEEEEEEEE!!! THAT PART IS INSANE!!!

And she goes… MA-RYSE!!!!!!!!!!! HOW COULD YOU!!!??? I DIDN’T KNOW THAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN. She still loved me after, but she scowled at me for DAYS. *whoooooops* MY BAD. Sorry Samantha. I still feel bad about that, but it was SO good wasn’t it? Even if you KNEW it was coming, it was still THAT good. ;)

bev: About spoilers but not a spoiler. Don’t you ever wish you could just talk about it and all the details and not worry about spoiling anyone? Though I have been spoiled before in bad ways. Like, you just have a away the whole story or motivation. But sometimes I just want to discuss it, lol.

Maryse: LOL bev. That spoiler-need confession sounds like a reader confession if I ever heard one. ;) I think I may feature this tonight, because I have no doubt that many feel the same way.

And yes, sometimes the book is SO darn good I just want to retell it to anyone who’ll listen (in it’s entirety) because I AM DESPERATE for them to understand my love for the book and WHY (hence my teeter-tottering in the spoiler direction), and re-live it with readers (or watchers – if it’s a movie) so we can gasp and ooooh and ahhhh over all the crazy stuff.

Sometimes we even pick up on stuff we missed that way, or even suddenly “clue in” and understand things even better when another tells it to us from their own perspective. Spoiler-chat is fun for sure. And in fact, SOMETIMES… and ONLY SOMETIMES, a “spoiler” moment that is revealed might actually entice me to read the book, just on that jaw-dropping spoiler alone. As long as the whole thing isn’t spoiled by that reveal, of course. And never tell me the ending. That’s my hard limit.

but sometimes I get reader questions, and there are spoilers in there (and I haven’t read the book) but the way the book is described makes me want to read it anyway. So… I have a love-hate relationship with spoilers for sure, but I get you.

bev: Maryse, yes to the clue in part. So much yes. It is why I sometimes read recaps after I watch a show or re read a review that made me read the book in the first place. I discover new things all the time. I love seeing people’s reactions or what they are invested in.

So tell us about your spoiler-tastes, and if you accidentally ever spoiled a story or show or movie for someone… ;)


HAPPY NEW RELEASE DAY AND!!!! Not only is it NEW RELEASE DAY but it’s new release day ON. MY. BIRTHDAY!!!! :D!!! It’s like a big ol’ gift-list of books, and I get to treat myself. Oh and, boyyyyy will I. Like… of COURSE that one to the left. MINE MINE MINE & the blurb totally gave me the ultimate of blurb jolts!!! Oh I hope it tears me up goooooooood!!! :P

<— P.S. THIS AUTHOR is the star of today’s show!! One of my favorite authors in the world (everything I’ve read by her, I’ve loved!!) and she’s on SO many of our recommendations and favorites lists!!

Cheryl: Renee Carlino is an automatic one-click

Lisa: Love her writing. Cant wait.

Stephanie:  I don’t even need read what it’s about. That will be a one-click next week for sure.

P.P.S. Don’t forget to check out yesterday’s earlybird book releases. THIRTY of ‘em!! ➔ 30 Earlybird Book Releases!!!!

P.S. Let me know if I’m missing any or if you loved any (from this list or elsewhere).


For those going on a road trip soon, or maybe you’ve got some projects that require both hands this weekend but still allows you to “listen”… check out the free audible trial + 2 free audiobooks deal —>

  • AND! Here’s the fun-tool again! —> Find out which of YOUR Kindle books are available as audiobooks at a BARGAIN-PRICE! <— This thing is so cool (Amazon calls it “Matchmaker“)! It’s an Amazon feature, that scans all of your Kindle books and will list all of the ones you have that are also available as an audiobook at a discounted price (not normal audiobook prices). This way, you can switch back and forth, seamlessly between your ebooks and your audiobooks. VERY COOL!
  1. Royally Endowed by Emma Chase
  2. Seeing Red by Sandra Brown
  3. Wicked Wish: The Wicked Horse Vegas, Book 2 by Sawyer Bennett
  4. Shelter for Sophie: Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes, Book 8 by Susan Stoker
  5. Running Mate by Katie Ashley
  6. Fire in His Kiss: Fireblood Dragon, Book 2 by Ruby Dixon
  7. Fallen Crest Forever by Tijan
  8. Black Swan Affair by K.L. Kreig
  9. The Twisted Sword: A Novel of Cornwall 1815: Poldark, Book 11 by Winston Graham


BARGAINS & READER RECOMMENDATIONS (NOTE: bargain priced when I added them, but prices can change on Amazon, so make sure to check before you finalize your order. Sales listed are for Amazon U.S., however some of the Amazon UK links also reflect the sale!)

Veronica: I had the biggest book slump after reading…Swear on this life Renee Carlino. Fantastic reading!!!

Anne: Almost finished with Swear on This Life and loving it!! Renee Carlino is so amazing! Jase is so so great! Love him so much! This is truly a heartfelt story.

R: Renee Carlino, Leslie. I LOVED Before We Were Strangers and I’ve been chasing it ever since.

Chrissy: This was an easy 5+ star read for me… one of the best, or maybe even the best, this year! I can’t wait to read more of Renee Carlino’s books!

Lisa: Oh Just finished Renee Carlino’s BWWS and it was beautiful. Just beautiful. How does she do that!!!! Evoke such heartache and longing. I’m a blubbering mess of huge sentimental romantic tears. Sigh. 5 sparkling stars for this one. Perfection.

Jen: Before We Were Strangers is absolute perfection. I can’t stop crying. Lol. … this story sucked me right in from the beginning. The writing was beautiful. I love Renee Carlino. Huge fan!

Rebecca: I’m currently reading and loving Renee Carlino’s Nowhere But Here (so dreamy!!)

Jennifer: I’m reading Absinthe by Winter Renshaw. I saw this one on your Friday list. So far I’m Loving it though I’m not gonna lie, feeling a bit guilty for reading this filth on a Sunday


Jennifer: Just finished Absinthe and SWOOOONNNNNNN! Loved it!




  1. Acceptance (Jewel Trilogy Book 1) by Trish Beninato
  2. Pretty Kitten (Age of Night Book 2) by May Sage
  3. The Vilka’s Mate: Scifi Alien Romance (Shifters of Kladuu Book 2) by Pearl Foxx
  4. Owl Be Bear For You (Camp Shifter Book 1) by DJ Jennings
  5. Her Billionaire Lion: A Zodiac Shifters Paranormal Romance: Leo by Dominique Eastwick
  6. Keeper Under Fire (Graveyard Guardians Book 3)
  7. Close Quarter by Anna Zabo
  8. When Fate Aligns: Book One of The Mortals and Mystics Series by A.K. Koonce
  9. The Fall of War (Gods of Olympus Book 4) by A.L. Kessler
  10. Deception So Deadly by Clara Kensie



  1. Wish You Were Here: A Novel by Renee Carlino <— RENEE CARLINO’S LATEST!!!!! SOUNDS ANGSTY (of course!! :P ) and maybe… A LOVE TRIANGLE??!! ”Their serendipitous meeting on the street turns into a whirlwind one-night stand that has Charlotte feeling enchanted by Adam’s spontaneity and joy for life. There’s promise in both his words and actions, but in the harsh light of morning, Adam’s tune changes, leaving Charlotte to wonder if her notorious bad luck with men is really just her own bad judgment. Months later, a new relationship with Seth, a charming baseball player, is turning into something more meaningful, but Charlotte’s still having trouble moving past her one enthralling night with Adam. Why? When she searches for answers, she finds the situation with Adam is far more complicated than she ever imagined...”
  2. My Hot Boss by Betty Shreffler
  3. LEX, A Bad Boy Billionaire Romance (NIGHT OF THE KINGS SERIES Book 4) by Shayne Ford
  4. A Family for the Farmer (Brush Creek Brides Book 4) by Liz Isaacson
  5. Seeing Red by Sandra Brown
  6. Harmony: Harmony A Dirty Affliction by Regina Frame
  7. Taking Down Brooklyn by Kelly Moore and K.B. Andrews
  8. Random on Tour: Las Vegas by Julia Kent <— ROCK STAR ALERT!!Random on Tour: Las Vegas is the ninth book in Julia Kent’s New York Times-bestselling Random series. When the band performs in Vegas, anything goes – including Darla’s dignity and all of the band’s savings. When a savior appears, though, there’s a trade-off for being rescued. A big one...”
  9. Wild Card (Wild At Heart Series Book 3) by Christine Hartmann
  10. Beyond the Rules (an At the Brink Novel) by Anna del Mar
  11. Right Next to Me by Rachel Ward
  12. Resisting Redemption by Amabel Daniels
  13. Illegal Contact (The Barons) by Santino Hassell <— SANTINO HASSELL M/M ROMANCE ALERT!!! HE’S A FOOTBALL STAR…Working as Gavin’s personal assistant/babysitter seems like easy money. But Noah isn’t prepared for the electrifying tension between him and the football player. He’s not sure if he’d rather argue with Gavin or tackle him to the floor. But both men know the score, and neither is sure what will happen once Gavin’s timeout is over…
  14. Team Phison by Chace Verity <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT!!!
  15. The Secret (Billionaire’s Beach Book 6) by Christie Ridgway
  16. Never With You (The Never Series Book 6) by Anie Michaels
  17. Thousands (Dollar Book 4) by Pepper Winters <— PEPPER WINTERS ALERT!!! SERIES CONTINUATION... (I won’t read this blurb so I on’t spoil it for myself, but I hear he’s even worse than her other bad guys!!). :D !!
  18. Loving Again: The Broken Hearts Club by Michele Barlow
  19. Saving the Preacher’s Daughter (Dogs of Fire: Savannah Chapter Book 1) by Piper Davenport
  20. Autumn’s Majesty: Seasons of Faith Book Two (Arcadia Valley Romance Book 8) by Mary Jane Hathaway
  21. Wild Card by Karina Halle <— KARINA HALLE ALERT!!! “Shane Nelson has always been a bit of a wild card. The youngest of his brothers, Shane’s spent most of his life being underestimated and misunderstood. With his quiet intensity, classic good looks and thoughtful demeanor, he’s an enigma on horseback, managing his father’s sprawling ranch on the slopes of North Ridge.
    But while Shane remains the quintessential brooding cowboy, complete with an arsenal of inner demons, all of that changes when Rachel steps back into his life. She was the girl he pushed away. Now she’s the girl who wishes she could leave.
  22. How to Change a Life by Stacey Ballis
  23. Elsie’s Place y Kerrie Paterson
  24. 13 Dates by Matt Dunn
  25. Social Media by J.A. Huss <— J.A. HUSS ALERT!! SHE WAS FLIRTING WITH A FAMOUS ACTOR…When Grace @FilthyBlueBird tweeted her dirtiest, most delicious secret desires to MovieStar @VaughnAsher she never expected a reply, let alone a face-to-face meeting and an offer of a lifetime…
  26. Seeing Red by Sandra Brown
  27. Collide (Talon Security Series Book 3) by Megan O’Brien
  28. Seeking Sarah: A Novel by ReShonda Tate Billingsley
  29. Shelter for Sophie (Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes Book 8) by Susan Stoker <— OH MY!! THIS IS FOR ME!!! SHE’S HAD A SECRET CRUSH ON HER BROODING FIREFIGHTER NEIGHBOR… “...Sophie has a crush on the silent-but-studly firefighter next door. She’s been pining away silently while secretly helping the hardworking man by mowing his lawn—which he thinks is being done by her nonexistent husband and/or boyfriend. He’s definitely not big on neighborly chitchat, but with her stutter, that suits Sophie just fine. But now a misunderstanding at a bar has put him even further out of her reach…
  30. Amazed by You (Riding Tall Book 11) by Cheyenne McCray
  31. Faking It: BBW Billionaire Romance (Fake Billionaire Series Book 1) by Lexy Timms
  32. Forever in Good Hope (A Good Hope Novel Book 4) by Cindy Kirk
  33. Kane (American Extreme Bull Riders Tour Book 6) by Sinclair Jayne
  34. The Daughters of Ireland (Deverill Chronicles) by Santa Montefiore
  35. The Scotch King by Penelope Sky <— HE TAKES THE OTHER GUY’S SISTER IN RETALIATION… “…Now I’ll take something from him—something irreplaceable. His sister. Collateral. But even when Joseph doubles the amount of money he owes me, I don’t give her up. Nope. I have an image to maintain. So I keep her. And I’m not giving her up…”
  36. Home Stretch (Savannah Martin Mysteries Book 15) by Jenna Bennett
  37. A Final Deal (Blake & Faith Standalone) (Billionaires’ Brides of Convenience Book 8) by Nadia Lee
  38. Legacy (RiffRaff Records Book 2) by L.P. Maxa
  39. The Playboy Billionaire’s Baby by Tangela Ellis
  40. Assassin In My Bed by Samantha Cade
  41. The Lucky Heart (Jamison Valley Book 3) by Devney Perry <— DEVNEY PERRY ALERT!!! SECOND CHANCE ROMANCE... “Felicity’s life story reads like the script to a bad soap opera. Girl’s high-school boyfriend becomes a drug addict. Girl falls for boyfriend’s best friend. Girl leaves them both behind only to return home years later for murdered ex-boyfriend’s funeral. Now she’s back home in Montana, ready to start fresh. She’s got a long list of amends to make and relationships to rebuild, including one with the man who has owned her heart for sixteen years...”
  42. Bad Boy Done Wrong (Happy Endings Book Club, Book 5) by Kylie Gilmore
  43. Just One Chance (Oh Tequila Series Book 1) by C.A. Harms
  44. If You Ever Change Your Mind by B. Love
  45. Shape Of My Heart by Khardine Gray
  46. Return to Your Skin by Luz Gabás <— HISTORICAL ALERT!!Past and present are interwoven in this story of everlasting love, where the shadow of witchcraft and man’s greed are defeated by one woman’s passion that transcends space and time.”
  47. Return to Your Skin by Morgan Young
  48. True Identity (The Lost and Found series Book 1) by Amanda Mackey
  49. Journey To Faithful (The Faithful Trilogy Book 1) by Anna Bishop Barker
  50. Claiming Janna: A Bachelor of Shell Cove Novel (The Bachelors of Shell Cove Book 4) by Siera London
  51. A Little Harmless Secret by Melissa Schroeder
  52. Sweet Surrender by Naima Simone
  53. Second Time Around (The Circle of Love Book 2) by T. S. Sharp
  54. Broken Girls by J M Ryan
  55. The Truth about Porn Star Boyfriends by Sunniva Dee <— OMG MINE!!!!! SHE FORGOT TO ASK HIM WHAT HE DID FOR A LIVING ALERT!!! GASP!!!!! :D !!!! “…He was the perfect boyfriend. Attentive, gorgeous, guessing my every wish and fulfilling them. The sex was earth-shattering. He even dealt with my crazy mom the way no one else could. He popped the question, God, such a perfect guy. There was just one issue...”
  56. Holding on for you (Saved #2) by Shelby Reeves
  57. Hold ‘Em: A Gambling Hearts Romance by Jacquie Biggar
  58. When Houses Burn by Laurèn Lee
  59. The VERY Rich Man (The VERY Manly Series Book 3) by Laura Stapleton
  60. Keeper: A Dark Captive Romance (Dark Romance Trilogy) by Robin Lovett


PREORDERS (Next few days, and a few of next week’s!!! :D )

  1. Swept Into Love: Gage Ryder (Love in Bloom: The Ryders Book 5) by Melissa Foster - August 16th 2017
  2. If Ever by Angie Stanton – August 21st 2017
  3. After the Game (Field Party Book 3) by Abbi Glines – August 22nd 2017
  4. The Beauty of Us: A Fusion Novel by Kristen Proby - August 22nd 2017
  5. Keep Her Safe: A Novel by K.A. Tucker - August 22nd 2017

➜ CHECK OUT ALL the upcoming BOOK RELEASES here (frequently updated and it goes all the way to 2018!)


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HAPPY MONDAY & CHECK OUT THESE EARLY BIRDS because OMG take a look at our favorite authors that snuck in early!! Like that one  to the left (just to start us off). ;)

<— The Soul Mate by Kendall Ryan <— KENDALL RYAN’S LATEST IS LIVE!!! OH YESSSSSS!!! This blurb says it all!! Baaahahahah!! LOVE IT! I’m literally cackling with glee over how this one’s gonna go!!! “The smoking-hot one-night stand I was never supposed to see again? Yeah, well, I might be pregnant, and he’s my OB-GYN.


  1. Royally Endowed (The Royally Series Book 3) by Emma Chase <— LIVE!!! SHE’S ROYALTY & HE’S BEEN HER BODY GUARD FOR YEARS… ”For years, she’s had a crush on the intense, protective royal security guard—but she doesn’t think he ever saw her, not really. To Logan, Ellie was just part of the job—a relative of the royal family he’d sworn to protect. Now, at 22 years old and fresh out of college, she’s determined to put aside her X-rated dreams of pat-downs and pillow talk, and find a real life happily ever after...”
  2. Savior (The Kingwood Duet Book 2) by S.L. Scott <– S.L. SCOTT’S DUET FINALE IS LIVE!!! STAR-CROSSED LOVERS ALERT!! “...Alexander Kingwood IV is a dark prince who wants to be King. Sara Jane Grayson is the woman he wants as his queen. When it seems the world is against them, they will fight for their happily ever after...” P.S. Here’s book #1 ➔ Savage (The Kingwood Duet Book 1)
  3. His For Five Nights: Barrington Billionaire’s Series: Book Five by Jeannette Winters
  4. Trouble in Dixie (Familiar Legacy Book 2) by Rebecca Barrett
  5. Moon Kissed (Mirror Lake Wolves Book 1) by Jennifer Snyder
  6. Southern Riders (Scars Book 1) by Robin Edwards
  7. I Don’t Regret You by Jodie Larson <— LIVE!! SHE STAYED MARRIED TO HER REBOUND GUY & WAS MISERABLE... “He took me down and kept me there for far too long. I’m done. Done living with regrets and done not pursuing what makes me happy. Then you came along and showed me that I was worth more than who I had become. You are not my regret.”
  8. Blood Money (Lone Star Mobster Book 3) by Cynthia Rayne <— MAFIA ROMANCE ALERT!
  9. Elliot’s Secret (The King Brother’s Series Book 3) by G. Bailey
  10. At Her Own Risk by Rachael Duncan
  11. Her Sexy Challenge by Sarah Balance
  12. Kissing Frogs by Kim Deister <— LIVE!!! SHE’S TRYING TO FIND “THE ONE”… ”...Cassidy has kissed a lot of frogs and not one of them turned into a prince. But when Cassidy agrees to take care of her niece’s beloved pet frog, little does she know just how much her life is about to change…”
  13. Whole Lot O’ Love (The Brantons Book 3) by Bonnie Edwards <— SINGLE MOM WON THE LOTTERY ALERT!!! “Ashlee Branton’s lottery win is giving her and her son a new, settled life back home. Except that returning to Blaine, Washington means facing her son’s father, Brick Harcourt, in a most unsettling way…”
  14. Death Knows My Name (Earthbound Series Book 1) by Kellie Wallace
  15. Ten Days With the Highlander by Hayson Manning
  16. Miss Matchmaker: A Small Town Romance by Penelope Bloom
  17. Crave, Part One (The Crave Duet Book 1) by E.K. Blaire <— LIVE!!! E.K. BLAIR ALERT!! I have NO clue what this blurb means or where it’s leading us, but I’m in!!! “...Loving Adaline was all Kason had ever wanted to do. But layer by layer, he started to unravel, forcing Adaline to face an addiction she never could’ve imagined. This is what happens when one person loves beyond the craving and the other craves beyond the loving…
  18. All of ME by Sabrina Archer
  19. Vanquished by LeTeisha Newton <— LIVE!!! DARK READ ALERT!! Eeeeeep. The warning is EXTRA warning-y. *blink blink* “…He taught me better, he led the way. I just didn’t know how to stay. And if I should not gain his heart… F**k that, he made me this way. Curled my thoughts and twisted me. He belongs to me, forever...”
  20. The One Thing I Know by Keelan Ellis <– M/M ROMANCE ALERT!!
  21. His Virgin Cinderella: An Alpha Billionaire Boss Romance by Cassandra Bloom
  22. Loving The Enemy by Jordan Silver
  23. Hold Me & Unfold Me: Two-Book Bundle by Talia Ellison <— SHE HIRES AN ESCORT ALERT!! “...Handsome, charming, and attentive, Caleb is everything Lilith ever wished for, and soon she wants to be more than just his client. But Caleb hides a dark secret, and if Lilith wants to save him from the life he’s been forced into, she will have to enter the dangerous world of organized crime and risk everything, including her own life...”
  24. Irresistible You (The Chicago Rebels Series Book 1) by Kate Meader <— HOCKEY PLAYER ALERT!!! She just inherited the team… “Harper Chase has just become the most powerful woman in the NHL after the death of her father Clifford Chase, maverick owner of the Chicago Rebels. But the team is a hot mess—underfunded, overweight, and close to tapping out of the league. Hell-bent on turning the luckless franchise around, Harper won’t let anything stand in her way. Not her gender, not her sisters, and especially not a veteran player with an attitude problem and a smoldering gaze...”
  25. The Billionaire’s Charm: A Billionaire Romance (The Hampton Billionaires Book 1) by Erika Rose
  26. Escaping RiverCreek by Jason Blayne
  27. Different Worlds by Ashley Goss
  28. Bent Not Broken (The Forgiveness Series Book 1) by L.A. Ozz
  29. The Boy I Hate by Taylor Sullivan <— HE’S HER BEST FRIEND’S OLDER BROTHER ALERT!!! “She was the only girl Renee could trust not to fall in love with her older brother. Until the one night Samantha spent with him alone, leaving her questioning everything she’d ever known about the blond headed heart-throb. Years later, Renee asks Samantha to be her maid of honor. With no other option, Samantha is forced to drive cross-country with the focus of their teenage ire. He was her first kiss. Her only secret…”


PREORDERS (going live at midnight!!! :D )

  1. Thousands (Dollar Book 4) by Pepper Winters - August 15th 2017
  2. Social Media by J.A. Huss – August 15th 2017
  3. Seeing Red by Sandra Brown – August 15th 2017
  4. Swept Into Love: Gage Ryder (Love in Bloom: The Ryders Book 5) by Melissa Foster - August 16th 2017
  5. After the Game (Field Party Book 3) by Abbi Glines – August 22nd 2017
  6. The Beauty of Us: A Fusion Novel by Kristen Proby - August 22nd 2017
  7. Keep Her Safe: A Novel by K.A. Tucker - August 22nd 2017

➜ CHECK OUT ALL the upcoming BOOK RELEASES here (frequently updated and it goes all the way to 2018!)


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Nineteen Letters
A fellow reader and book lover has just sent me this awesome review, and it warmed my heart so much, that I had to share it. I have a feeling this is exactly what so many of us need right now, and while it isn’t live yet, it will be soon (this month!!) so we have something awesome to look forward to.

Take a look :D !

Review by Trisha Haberthur

If you haven’t read a J.L Perry book, go get one now. I’ve been obsessed with this author since I read “Bastard” and I’ve scooped up every one of her books since. I didn’t think anyone could steal my heart like Carter and Indiana, but I was so very wrong. Braxton and Jemma just came in and totally swept it right out from under from me. From the very first chapter of this book to the last, I couldn’t stop smiling.

I could very easily tell you that Braxton will be your very new book boyfriend, and he will, but that’s not what totally captured my heart. It was Jemma, which is different for me in a romance and I’m not even a lesbian! Honestly though, it’s very important for me to like the female protagonist in any book I read. Without giving spoilers, this book is about a woman named Jemma waking from a coma and losing her memory, along with not remembering her husband or the one-of-a-kind love they shared. They met as kids, and grew up together. Were best friends, shared every one of life’s firsts with. This is not “The Notebook” or “The Vow.” This book is so much more and Jodi has written something that not only lets you experience their love, but allows you to know all the reasons why Braxton is completely in love with Jemma.

The letters! OMG, the letters, they are so amazing. We get to follow along in their lives’ journey through Braxton’s letters to Jemma. Jemma is one of the best female characters I’ve read. She is spunky, forward, hilarious, and loving. You see her through the eyes of Braxton, and it is everything you’d ever want a man to notice about you. The way Jodi captures Braxton’s feelings and love for Jemma is swoon worthy.

I didn’t quit smiling as I read this book, and I also felt his pain and struggle to cope with his loss. I shed a few tears also but I so badly wanted Jemma to remember him. Every time Jemma received a letter, I got excited right along with her. Jemma as a child and teen was fierce, she wasn’t afraid to tell you how it was or fight for what she wanted. She was stubborn and headstrong, and Braxton loved every second of it. He baited her and shed give it back just as good, it was so funny. The goats, torches, the Loch Ness monster, all had me laughing. So many awkward moments every teen has, was written so romantically perfect from Braxton. I so wished I had a Braxton growing up. They were the best team.

Not only do we get their past, but so many supporting characters and their stories. Ma and Pa were the best. This book is everything love should be. Never fading, always true and pure. I loved every word in this book!

- Trisha Haberthur

Thank you to the author for providing Trish with a review copy, and thank you to Trish for this wonderful review, and awesome sounding book recommendation!



Author & Book News Round Up – 08-13-17

by Maryse on August 13, 2017 · 6 comments

in News

TIME FOR SOME BOOK NEWS!!! And I think we have some goodies to be excited about my friends!!! In fact…


“Alexander Kingwood IV is a dark prince who wants to be King. Sara Jane Grayson is the woman he wants as his queen. When it seems the world is against them, they will fight for their happily ever after…”

P.S. Here’s book #1 ➔ Savage (The Kingwood Duet Book 1)

Here’s more news!! :D

Melanie Harlow COVER REVEAL!!! From This Moment is her gorgeous new upcoming book (super gasp-worthy-angsty sounding too!!) coming out soon, and here’s that beautiful cover!!! HER DEAD HUSBAND’S TWIN MOVES INTO TOWN… GAH!!!! THIS BLURB!! MINE MINE MINE!!!

“When my late husband’s twin brother moves back to our small town, I want to avoid him. Everything about Wes reminds me of the man I lost and the life we’d planned together, and after eighteen long months struggling just to get out of bed, I’m finally doing okay. I have a new job, an amazing support group, and a beautiful five-year-old daughter to parent. I don’t want to go backward.

But I’m drawn to him, too…”

Sara Ney‘s PRE-ORDER, COVER & BLURB is up for her next douchebag book How to Date a Douchebag: The Learning Hours. ;) “GIRLS DON’T WANT ME. Especially her…” Oh I LOVE the blurb. He’s NOT a douchebag but his friends want him to get *ahem* attention so they post an ad for him (and he gets tons of texts)…

“One text stands out from hundreds. One number I can’t bring myself to block. She seems different. Hotter, even in black and white.

However, after seeing her in person, I know she’s not the girl for me. But my friends won’t let up–they just don’t get it. Douchebags or not, there’s one thing they’ll never understand: GIRLS DON’T WANT ME.

Especially her…”

Stephen King has a scary treat for us!!! He says: “Want to watch Eps 1 & 2 of MR. MERCEDES, free? Go to att.net or Deadline.com . Tell ‘em Steve sent ya.” OH MY!!!!!! I DO I DO!!!! But first I think I should just read the book (Mr. Mercedes: A Novel (The Bill Hodges Trilogy Book 1) so I don’t spoil it for myself. GAH I LOVE THIS AUTHOR!!!

Kristen Ashley signing in September!! Actually it’s a trio of awesome authors including Rebecca Shea and J.B. Salsbury, and J.B. announced it! She says:

So excited to be signing with my girls Kristen Ashley and Rebecca Shea. Come join us for an intimate event where we’ll be signing books, visiting with readers, and dishing on all things romance!

Here’s what you need to know

Speaking of Kristen Ashley, she posted the trailer to her upcoming release,The Time in Between (The Magdalene Series Book 3) saying: “I am super, super excited to share the reveal of the trailer for the upcoming THE TIME IN BETWEEN, Cady and Coert’s story, the finale to my Magdalene series!”

K. Larsen has a sneak peek of “The Brother” for us!! The sequel to her psych-thriller kidnap story, The Tutor <— EEEEP!!! I read it :).


  1. Royally Endowed (The Royally Series Book 3) by Emma Chase – August 14th 2017
  2. Thousands (Dollar Book 4) by Pepper Winters - August 15th 2017
  3. Social Media by J.A. Huss – August 15th 2017
  4. If Ever by Angie Stanton – August 21st 2017
  5. Nineteen Letters by Jodi Perry – August 29th 2017
  6. Eye Candy by Tijan, J. Daniels, Helena Hunting, Bella Jewel, Tara Sivec - September 5th 2017
  7. Lust (Vegas Nights, #2) by Emma Hart - September 12th 2017
  8. Play On by Samantha Young – September 12th 2017
  9. Dirty Little Secret (Forbidden Desires Book 1) by Kendall Ryan – September 14th 2017
  10. The Outskirts: The Outskirts Duet: Part One by T.M. Frazier – September 17th 2017
  11. Five by J.A. Huss – September 19th 2017
  12. Dark Swan by Gena Showalter - September 25th 2017
  13. The Learning Hours (How to Date a Douchebag Book 3) by Sara Ney – September 26th 2017
  14. Michael’s Wings (The Original Sinners) by Tiffany Reisz – November 7th 2017
  15. The Outpost (Jamison Valley Book 4) by Devney Perry – November 17th 2017
  16. Dark Alpha’s Night (Reapers) by Donna Grant – November 28th 2017
  17. Millions (Dollar Book 5) by Pepper Winters – December 12th 2017
  18. The Wright Secret by K.A. Linde - January 9th 2018
  19. Judgment Road (Torpedo Ink) by Christine Feehan - January 23rd 2018
  20. The Lucky Ones by Tiffany Reisz – February 13th 2018
  21. On Hart’s Boardwalk (On Dublin Street Series) by Samantha Young - March 20th 2018
  22. Twice Bitten: An Argeneau Novel by Lynsay Sands  - March 20th 2018
  23. Covert Game (GhostWalker Novel, A) by Christine Feehan  - March 20th 2018
  24. Hot and Badgered (The Honey Badgers) by Shelly Laurenston - March 27th 2018
  25. Cross Breed (A Novel of the Breeds) by Lora Leigh - March 27th 2018
  26. The Thief: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward – April 3rd 2018
  27. Misadventures with the Boss by Kendall Ryan – April 24th 2017


<— STAR-CROSSED LOVERS ALERT!! THE RICH & THE DAMNED… AND… S.L. Scott’s duet is complete, because book #2 (the finale) was just released!!! :D

Rebecca: Thank you!! I one-clicked Savage, after seeing great reviews from book friends.

About book #1:

Alexander Kingwood IV is a dark prince who wants to be King. Sara Jane Grayson is the woman he wants as his queen. When it seems the world is against them, they will fight for their happily ever after.

She was my destiny.

I was her downfall.

We were a match made in hell.

When we were together, that hell was pure heaven.

This isn’t your typical storybook fairy tale. This is emotional warfare.


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C.D. REISS ALERT!!! SHE’S THIS HOLLYWOOD STAR’S NEW NANNY… (and she’s NOT thrilled about it).

Tee hee!! It sounds SO good!

Maryse: Bombshell attracts me the most!! I love the sound of that.

Jean: I read Bombshell already and really liked it

About book #1:

Hollywood bad boy Brad Sinclair always gets his way, whether it’s the role he wants or the bikini-clad model he has to have. But when a bombshell gets dropped in his lap in the form of a dimpled five-year-old from a forgotten relationship, he knows his life is about to change forever.

Cara DuMont isn’t exactly thrilled when she gets assigned to be the nanny for the latest box-office king. She has one rule: no celebrity fathers, especially single ones with devilish good looks and rock-hard abs.

But as soon as Cara meets Brad and his adorable little girl, she knows she’s in for a world of trouble. Because there’s something about the way Brad looks at her that makes her believe that some rules are meant to be broken…


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