Friday, October 29, 2021

Conspiracy by Rebecca Deel



When Police Chief Blair Hoffman is injured during an ambush, she’ll leave no stone unturned to find a would-be killer determined to finish the job. To unmask the culprit before he succeeds, Blair accepts the help of a Navy SEAL turned cop with a dark past and deadly skills.

Deputy Sheriff Elliot Montgomery has avoided a distracting Blair Hoffman for two years. But when someone places a target on her back, Elliot’s protective instincts override his common sense. After he becomes Blair’s personal bodyguard, the threats escalate. But Elliot never backs down from a fight. With danger looming, he’ll need every ounce of cunning and courage to save himself and the woman who refused to leave him alone in the darkness.

My Review: 4 Stars

Y'all. I don't even know where to begin with this review. It's going to be one of those that's hard to write because I don't want to give anything away!

From the moment I picked up this book, I did not want to put it down! Talk about intense and action-packed! I was sucked in from the very beginning!

Blair and Elliot have had feelings for each other for the last two years. But for reasons only known to Elliot, a relationship between the two of them just wasn't possible. But all of that changed when Blair was ambushed on the job and Elliot's protective instincts took over. Unable to hide their feelings for each other any longer, they'll have to work together to find out who's responsible for all the danger plaguing their every move. 

Guys, that's all I'm willing to say about the actual story. I am not taking an chances of accidentally divulging the entire plot. Trust me, this is something you're going to want to read and figure out on your own! 

What I can say is that I absolutely loved Blair and Elliot. These two were absolutely perfect for each other. They are fiercely loyal and protectors to the core. Their banter and flirting had me letting out little dreamy sighs throughout the book. Their chemistry was hot, hot, hot! I couldn't get enough of these two! 

Since I clearly loved this book, why only 4 stars you ask? There were several typos and grammatical errors throughout the book. I tried to ignore them but some of them were just too distracting. The other reason is the book just ended. I really hate it when that happens! There was so much focus on one particular aspect and we didn't even get to see it. I was super bummed. 

All in all, I really did love this book. I may have been hesitant going into it because the last couple of books kind of fell flat for me, but this one was a breath of fresh air. Blair and Elliot are definitely one of my favorite couples of Ms. Deel's. I can't wait to see what she has in store for us next! 

As for my casting, y'all. These two are pretty dang perfect in my opinion. What do you think?

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

A Princess for the Marine by Jess Mastorakos


What happens when a side gig working security turns into a royal calamity?

My mom is clawing her way out of a massive amount of medical debt. So, in addition to being an active-duty Marine, I'm also working security for my friend's matchmaking company to help her out as much as I can.

Then one night, a gorgeous and mysterious woman needs my help evading a group of well-dressed men who are after her. I don't question it, I just get her out of there.

Then I find out she's the princess of a small country, and she wants to leave her royal duties behind.

She doesn't want to go back. I don't want to give her up. Now what?

My Review: 5 Stars!

Confession. Most of you know this, but for those who don't, the Royal trope is not my favorite. I've literally gone out of my way for the last few years to avoid it. And it's not just in books. Royal weddings? Royal Hallmark movies? Nope! That's a big negatory for me. I just can't do it. But. When a favorite author writes about Royals, you suck it up and read.

I may have been hesitant going into this book, but y'all... one of these days I'm going to learn to trust my favorite authors. They are my favorite for a reason... 😉

From the very first page, I was transported into the world of Zara and Huck. Everything around me ceased to exist and I lost all track of time as I immersed myself in their love story. And oh what a story it was! 

Zara is a Royal who wants nothing more than to leave her royal duties behind and go after her own dreams. Huck is a Marine who has taken a side gig at First Comes Love to earn extra money to help his mom pay down her medical debt. Both of them have plans that don't include the other. Little did they know, fate was about to take over their lives to make sure they get the HEA they've both been longing for but didn't know it.

Oh holy swooniness Batman! I can't even begin to tell you how much I adored this book! It's phenomenal and I had the hardest time putting it down! If ever there were two people who were absolutely perfect for each other, it would be Zara and Huck. I loved getting to know them and seeing what made them tick. They're pretty amazing as individuals but together, they're pretty extraordinary. I seriously could not get enough of these two! 

I loved seeing old friends from previous books and meeting new ones. Huck's mom and sister, Terri and Alice, were fun to get to know. I loved seeing how close the three of them were and how they welcomed Zara with open arms, no questions asked. It was as if she had been apart of their lives from the very beginning. 

I seriously love this series and I'm sad to see it end! Part of me is hoping for at least one more book. Ms. Mastorakos likes to spoil her fans so I'm hoping she'll spoil this one by giving us Zara's brother, Theo's, story. Yes, I know he's a Royal but y'all, Ms. Mastorakos has already proven she can get me to love a royal... 😉

As for my casting... I saw these two from the very beginning. I'm definitely in love! What do you think?!

Thursday, October 14, 2021

The Holiday Ex-Files by Jennifer Peel



Once upon a time people called me the holiday queen. But catching my husband under the Christmas tree with another woman kind of did something to me. Like make me digitally crop him out of all our wedding photos and post them online. Who knew that post would go viral? Thanks to all the requests I received to do the same for other jilted partners, I started a new business called, the Holiday Ex-Files. And I couldn’t be happier. Well . . . at least I’m not unhappy.

Then along comes my ex-husband’s best friend, Noah Cullen. Yep, like the vampires. He’s extremely gorgeous like them too. He has a plan to help me believe in the magic of holidays again. But the more I’m around him, I begin to think he’s the magical one, and that perhaps I picked the wrong best friend to begin with. Maybe, just maybe, it will be a very merry Christmas after all.

My Review: 5+ Stars!

*WARNING* Before starting this book make sure you clear your entire schedule and prepare for a major book hangover! Trust me! Y'all are in for one heck of a wild ride! And you're going to love every minute of it! I promise! And if you don't, well, then I guess we can't be friends! I'm kidding... maybe... 😉

Where in the world do I even begin to tell you guys not only how much I loved this book but how amazing it is?! I lost count of how many times I busted out laughing, how many times I let out little dreamy sighs, how many times I swooned over Mr. Noah Cullen. Y'all that man is a Saint!

But before I start gushing over Noah, lets get to know Cami a little bit. 


Cami, Cami, Cami. Guys that woman has been through A LOT! Her conniving weasel of an ex-husband really did a number on her and now her strong, independent, happy, Christmas-loving self has been buried and lost amongst all the walls she's placed around her heart. But don't worry y'all. Good ol' Miss Sparkly (you guys are seriously going to LOVE her! 😂) and Swoony Saint Noah have decided enough is enough. They miss the real Cami and will do anything and everything in their power to find her and bring her back to life.

*dreamy sigh*

Y'all. I'm putting this out there right now. Noah Cullen is and will forever be my book boyfriend and I will fight everyone who tries to claim he's theirs or tries to take him away from me! He's all mine! Sorry not sorry! 😂 The lengths this man goes through for the love of his life will have you guys swooning like there's no tomorrow! It's going to be really hard not to fall in love with this man! But you're going to need to fight that feeling because, again, He's. All. Mine! 🤪😂

And speaking of feelings... y'all the feels are most definitely real in this book! You'll bust out laughing, get teary eyed, giggle, get angry, fall in love, swoon, and let out all the little dreamy sighs! When I said you're in for one heck of a wild ride, I meant it. But oh what a ride it'll be! This will definitely be a book you'll want to read over and over and over again! 😍 

Y'all. I've never met a Ms. Peel book that I didn't love! Her writing is seriously amazing! She never fails to transport me to some fabulous destination where I'll eat, drink, breathe and live life right alongside her beloved characters, experiencing and feeling everything they are. I cannot wait to see what she has in store for us next! 

And of course I cannot forget my casting! Y'all. I. Am. In. LOVE! 😍