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Law and Beard by Lani Lynn Vale–Review

First, I should say, that I don’t know where she gets all her sayings that she starts each chapter with. Those alone are worth the read in this book.

“I’m at that age where a twenty-two-year-old is looking good…but so is his dad.” -Winnie’s secret thoughts

We finally get the story behind the President of the Dixie Wardens motorcycle club, who happens to be the Chief of Police as well. Let me introduce you to the “silver haired hottie who has muscles on top of muscles” and looks mighty fine in a pair of Wranglers. Steel Cross, also known as Big Papa to the boys in the department and in his MC. He is an older man with a grown son (Sean, 34). Big Papa has a heart of gold, loves his life and loves his career and MC. He believes that he has everything he needs, between the MC and their spouses, his family and his career. As a fifty-something he feels that he is complete. However, he hasn’t met the new neighbor yet. 😏

Winnie Holyfield is the single mother with two children who lives across the street. Conleigh is her sixteen-year-old, who is going on forty-three. Conleigh was her surprise baby when Winnie was sixteen years old herself. Cody is her five-year-old son from her ex-husband, Matt Holyfield. The plot thickens when you find out that Matt is an officer in the police department under Steel Cross. Cody is so stinking cute with his nuggets of knowledge that he lets loose anytime.

“Did you know that there are thirty-two ways to fold a piece of paper and make it look like a dolphin?”

Winnie is relatively fresh out of a bad marriage, along with some serious health issues. She works as a paramedic at the local hospital. Since she is having so many financial issues, she takes extra shifts at the hospital, which means Conleigh has had to grow up quickly. Conleigh is completely aware of the financial stress her mom is under and does something that is normally out of character. BP (Big Papa) catches her shoplifting and instead of taking her in, he brings her home instead to talk to her parents. BP meets Winnie, the auburn-haired beauty with bright green eyes and strong muscular legs. Needless to say, BP is hooked. Unfortunately, BP keeps having these little run ins with Conleigh and each time he turns it into a learning experience. He steps up as the surrogate dad, when there isn’t one.

Besides dealing with a non-caring ex-husband, financial woes and a teenager, Winnie’s past is about to hound her in a very big way. To say she has baggage is an understatement, but who’s there to pick her up, watch her back and be her protector? Yep, Big Papa. The love that blossoms between them is a beautiful thing to witness. Winnie soon realizes that when you have BP on your side, you also have all the Dixie Warden’s and their spouses on your side as well.

Steel and Winnie are wonderful characters to read about. Winnie is a fighter with a lot of inner strength and Steel is a good guy, who takes care of those he loves. True alpha all the way. Winnie’s past is a true testament to how far he’ll go for his loved ones.

Law and Beard was well written, fast paced, full of highs and lows along with lots of laughter from all characters involved (especially Cody). Pick up Law and Beard for one heck of a good read.

Some additional chapter headers that made me laugh:

“Do you ever wake up and think you’re not really in the mood for human interaction that day, or is it just me?” -Text from Winnie to Steel

“You want to know how lesbian sex works? Well, for starters, both people orgasm.” -True Fact

“What starts with a P and ends with -orn?” -Popcorn (you’re such a perv)


New Release–Reckless by Lex Martin


Title: Reckless

Author: Lex Martin

Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

Cover Design: Najla Qamber Designs

Photo: Perrywinkle Photography

 Release Date: February 20, 2018




For the record, I’m
not going to hook up with my boss.

I’m a lot of
things—a screwup, a basket case, a flunky. But when I take a nanny job to be
near my pregnant sister, I swear to myself I’ll walk the straight and narrow,
which means I cannot fall for my insanely hot boss.

I don’t want to be
tempted by that rugged rancher. By his chiseled muscles or southern charm or
the way he snuggles his kids at bedtime. Ethan Carter won’t get the key to my
heart, no matter how much I want him.


Between us, she’s
the last thing I need as I finalize my hellish divorce.

What sane man trying
to rebuild his life wants a hot nanny with long, sexy hair, curves for miles,
and a smart mouth? A perfectly kissable, pouty mouth that I shouldn’t notice.

My focus is on my
kids and my ranch, not the insufferable siren who sleeps in the room next to
mine. It doesn’t matter that she wins over my kids in a heartbeat or runs my
life better than I do. Tori Duran is the one woman I can’t have and shouldn’t
want, no matter how much I crave her.







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Author Bio

Lex writes contemporary romance, the sexy kind with lotsa
angst, a whole lotta kissing, and the hot happily ever afters. When
she’s not writing, she lives a parallel life as an English teacher.
She loves printing black and white photos, listening to music on vinyl,
and getting lost in a great book. Bitten by wanderlust, she’s lived all
over the country but currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband and twin

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Reckless by Lex Martin–Review

75e61-reckless2bebook2bcoverFour words for you: One click this NOW!! Lex Martin is a new to me author, but I’m extremely happy that I found her. I was unaware of her previous book, Shameless, that was about Tori’s sister. Being that this book is in a series, my not reading the first one, didn’t matter as this could be read as a standalone.

Tori is a twenty-three year old UT college student. She is spunky, young, fun, lovable and considered the outcast/black sheep/loner of the family. She is not the picture-perfect student and more concerned with partying and having fun. She thought she had a wonderful boyfriend, Jamie. However, she has experienced an extremely horrible experience with love and Jamie not being who he says he is. This affected her life greatly with the biggest being that she is now a college dropout after failing her classes her senior year. She has decided to go on a ‘man free’ diet for a year and try to get her head on straight. Kat, Tori’s sister, is extremely pregnant and lives about 40 minutes outside of Austin. She tells Tori the news that she is considered a ‘high risk pregnancy’ and approaches her with a job as a live-in nanny to their neighbor.

Ethan is a phenomenally caring and loving man who truly does have the world on his shoulders (luckily, he’s got some great shoulders😉). He is going through an extremely god-awful divorce to a shrew of a woman. He is trying to co-parent with her, but she, unfortunately, doesn’t want anything to do with them and ignores them, unless it benefits her. So, Ethan, is busy raising his kids by being mom & dad, keeping the family farm afloat, take care of his mom and younger brother, Logan. He feels pulled extremely thin and when Logan approached him with Tori as a live-in nanny, he is reluctant, but slowly acknowledges he needs help. Let’s just say, these two created sparks and friction from their first meeting and not necessarily good ones. Luckily, the children love Tori and even Ethan notices that they need some normalcy in their life and if Tori can give it to them, he will take the sacrifice of not necessarily getting along.

Considering their backgrounds with love and the opposite sex, both are guarded and reluctant to expose themselves to the other not to mention even entertaining the idea of a relationship. There is also the little matter that technically Ethan is her boss and she doesn’t want to get involved in a boss-employee relationship. Despite all this, sparks are developed over time and they realize they are attracted to each other. Ethan and Tori have many obstacles they need to encounter before they can think about a HEA.


I flipping loved these two together. I loved Tori’s spunk and sassiness. I loved seeing her grow from beginning to end. She turned out to be an extremely strong character. Ethan, oh Ethan, who in their right mind would leave him. Hello, with his shaggy dirty blond hair, sun-kissed skin, muscles for miles, extreme love for each of his children and in my mind an extremely sexy southern drawl. Seriously, who would leave him? His children were FREAKING adorable. Yes, they are five and two, but they had some serious personality and character. Lex Martin wrote these two children perfectly (especially the daughter) in regard to how young children are affected and how observant they are during divorce. Beautiful and sad at the same time.

“Pretty sure the people next to us hear my ovaries explode and splat on the floor.”


I, wholeheartedly, approve of this book. I love every aspect of this book. Seriously, click don’t sample, this book.

Secretly, I am crossing my fingers and toes for a book about Logan and possibly Joey🤞!!! Here is a little taste of Logan’s humor and personality.

“‘You know, some girls don’t consider anal to be sex.’ This is why every father in a twenty-mile radius locks up his daughter when Logan Carter’s around.”

Mr. Wrong by Alessandra Hart–Review

Jacob is a big time TV actor who is hoping to break onto the big screen. He was meeting his buddy at work and overhears a colleague pissing and moaning about his recent ex-girlfriend. Jacob is completely uninterested until he hears that this ex, Nora, stole the man’s dog.
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So, back to Jacob and his friend. They finally make it out to a bar and decide (after drinking), that they should help his colleague out. The thing is neither one of them really knows him. Obviously, Jacob doesn’t, but his friend knows him about just as much as Jacob does. They decide that Jacob is going to take her out on an epically bad date, be an arsehole and overall, show her a bad time. Ultimately at the end of the night, he is going to steal the dog back.

Now, I’m very confused on how I feel with this one. Who would really go through with a revenge plot for someone they don’t even know? I could sort of understand if it was one of your good friends, but not an unknown type of person. Jacob is portrayed as a manwhore/player, yet it didn’t come across that way very much. The first part of the book, I had difficulty with Jacob. He seemed very immature and childlike. It was a weird juxtaposition of how he was described. I was expecting an alpha, arsehole, manwhore player. What I got in the beginning of the book was a combination of the science and chess nerd. It may sound rough, but I didn’t totally hate him, it was just a let down from what I was expecting (the second half was much better).

I LOVE strong willed heroines with a backbone., however, I’m not sure Nora was it. She had her moments where she had fiery outbursts, but they were inconsistent. Despite all this, there were many moments of witty/sarcastic banter, humor, sadness, flying sparks, mystery and nail biting until you figure out what’s going to happen!! I would read another book from Alessandra Hart!

Royal Ruin by Jessica Peterson–Review

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I am a HUGE sucker for royalty type books. When I came across a blurb of Royal Ruin, I knew this one had to be mine. Royal Ruin is the first book that I’ve read from Jessica Peterson and I wasn’t disappointed.

This is the royal romance book that encompasses the relationship of Emily and Price Christopher (aka. Kit). In a way, this is a second chance romance, however, it was only briefly touched upon. Emily and Kit knew each other back in college, when Kit was her TA (teaching assistant) for a course. There were some sparks formed, but it was more of a mutual respect. meaning Emily enjoyed Kit the man, not necessarily Kit the prince. Due to an incidence, things became H-O-T very quickly, however, it was proven that now was not the time for them.

‘Emily had been the only girl who’d ever made me reckless.’

Fast forward ten years and MANY things have happened during their separation. Now, of course, I can’t tell you everything, but I will give you the gist of it. Emily owns her own design company and has an interview with Princess Jane (Kit’s sister) to redo a school that is funded through the royal foundation. Historical things are Emily’s specialty and what she loves to work on. However, during her interview something happens that has her seeing a blast from the past. She is brought face to face with Kit. Both are reliving those sparks that had been formed, but keep in mind, they are totally different people now due to their ten-year gap. This history (which neither one knows about) makes them leery of investigating those feelings.

Now we get to the good stuff!! Princess Jane has had some negative press and the Queen makes a suggestion to Kit to get some positive press. Needless to say, he realizes that his grandmother is right, but is cautious with who she suggests as to take his potential consort. The Queen wants Kit to propose to Emily and look like they are deeply in love for the next few months to gain some positivity towards the royals. As you can imagine this could lead to humorous, fun, emotional and sexy times.

Emily is very jaded when it comes to love/relationships and anything that represents intimacy. As it is necessary for the two of them to look like they are in love this could pose a problem. The last decade Kit has had to lock down his feelings, emotions, body language, etc., so you can imagine that this is a difficult task for him. However, it doesn’t take long for him to have fully rekindled those feelings for Emily that he had ten years prior. Ms. Emily is a different story. She had a back and forth relationship with Kit. The concept of one step forward and two steps back fits her.

Despite this emotional back and forth, there were some extremely tender moments, along with steamy/hot scenes, displays of alpha male-ness and humor (OMG, his brothers were a riot). Jessica Peterson wrote an incredibly well-rounded book, that is easy to fall in love with. Fingers crossed that there is another book and possibly about one of the brothers?!

‘You’re my person, Emily. You always have been. It’s just taken me awhile to figure it out.’


Indiscretions of a God by Sunniva Dee–Review

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Sunniva Dee has done it again. She is the ‘queen’ when it comes to stories that contain taboo, romance and emotional angst. She has this inane ability to keep one on the edge of their seat until the very end. The title of this book says a lot as to what you may encounter. According to Merriam-Webster, Indiscretion can be defined as:

  1. Lack of discretion, or good judgement; imprudence
  2. An indiscreet act of remark

This may not mean much now as you are reading this, but let me tell you, PERFECT title. There are many instances of ‘indiscretions’ throughout this book.

This is the third book in the ‘porn star boyfriends’ series. I absolutely loved the first two and consider, ‘Twin Savage’ (book 2) as one of my top picks for 2017. Needless to say, I had HUGE hopes going into this one. Miss Dee delivered.

Isaias has many layers to his character. Just when I thought I was getting a handle on him, another layer was revealed, just like an onion. As not only the owner to the top prominent Adult Entertainment company, Lucid, he has many other responsibilities in his life. You can feel the emotional upheaval within him as he is pulled in many different directions. Isa has worked hard to try and separate himself from his ‘well-known’ mafia family. He feels like he has succeeded until a ‘famiglia’ issue is brought to his attention. It is while doing one of these ‘famiglia’ errands that he comes across, a novice nun named Tatiana. She is the light to his dark and is immediately sucked in by her beauty and presence.

Tatiana, as mentioned, is a novice nun. However, she was a much trickier character to track down as a reader. She is extremely mysterious and happens to have the knack to be in the right place at the right time (or wrong time depending on who is present). I am busting at the seams to even describe her more in detail, but anything could give it away. So, here is what I’m going to say. She is mysterious, intelligent and all questions are answered at the end. It is at this point that I felt like saying to myself, ‘Duh’! It all made sense. My only problem is, I WANT MORE ISAIAS AND TATIANA!

There were SO MANY outstanding moments in this book that it is difficult to talk about them without giving away the storyline. Let’s just say, Isa is a mafia son/businessman who puppeteers those under him with finesse. He holds secrets that are bigger, deeper and longer (😉) than the Grand Canyon. He is hoping to continue to be an independent man, but feels the draw of la familglia.  There are a couple scenes that show the true human/emotional side of him and it is extremely touching. LOVED IT!!!

Tatiana is an amazing heroine. She has as many layers as Isa has. I was desperately trying to figure out this angelic creature with spiral curls, but I should have known better. When it comes to Sunniva Dee, just let her take you away on these amazing stories that she writes. I was trying too hard to figure it out, as opposed to being swept away and just feel. Tatiana is explained in full detail, by the end of the book. What I will say is, I didn’t see that one coming!!

Indicrestions had all the feels. As mentioned earlier, emotional beyond words (holy-moley), hilariously funny moments, passion (of course) and true unconditional love. Kudos for being able to put together a fantastic read that encompasses so many different layers!!

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Fake Wife by Stacey Lynn

Fake Wife is under the trope of a fake relationship/love for some sort of gain (hence the name😉). This one is about Corbin and Teagan.

Teagan happens to have an epically bad day. She gets fired from a job she loves, comes home to find her boyfriend of seven years trying to park the beef bus in tuna town (on her side of the bed, no less) and finally, rear ends a car while trying to escape her problems.

Corbin has had a few bad days as well. His beloved grandmother, just recently passed away and he was just coming from the will reading. Needless to say, to retain something that means a lot to him, he must follow contingencies in her will.  So, when he gets hit by Teagan, he realizes he just might have an answer to his problem.

Corbin proposes to Teagan that they marry within 6 months and stay married for a period of two years (grandma’s contingency). He will pay her an agreed upon amount of money for this time. Teagan is intrigued since she does have some long-term goals, but needs money to achieve them. Also, she is homeless right now, since leaving her cheating boyfriend.

I will say that for something that should take two years, the timing of their almost ‘insta-love’ moves rather quickly. This didn’t distract from the storyline though. Teagan and Corbin have some sizzling chemistry and are quite frankly, H-O-T together and this allows the flow of the storyline to keep one interested from beginning to end.

This was a first time read for me from this author and I’m extremely happy that Stacey Lynn popped my cherry with this book. Fake Wife was a sweet read that allowed me to fall in love with this couple and hoping for a HEA for them. They were amazing characters as individuals, but together they were fantastic.