Monthly MM Romance Round-up

Since MM Romance is a genre I read a fair bit of but don’t always publish a blog post for my reviews, I thought I might do a monthly round-up of any I have read for those who are interested.

This month’s round-up is quite a big one.

I listened to the audiobook version of Bossy by N.R Walker. I really enjoyed this fun romance. I enjoyed the narrator, Glen Lloyd too, (I’m very picky about my narrators) and will be looking for more read by him. N.R. Walker has made two really likeable characters who worked so well together and their interactions always had me smiling. Lots of sexy scenes in this one.

Sparrow (#2 Rebel Sky Ranch) by Kelly Fox

I absolutely loved book #1 Goodnight, and while this didn’t live up to my expectations after the first book, I did still enjoy it and will definitely be reading book #3 Navarro.

This is a case of Sparrow, a horse trainer and rescuer having an opinion of the rodeo and rodeo riders that might not be true these days, or at least not for the majority of people. He takes an instant dislike to Luke who is a rodeo star because of his prejudice towards the industry and from an accident he saw Luke have while he was there.

Sparrow was actually quite rude and unprofessional when Luke arrives at Rebel Sky Ranch looking for a place to work and recover from his injuries and to lay low after being outed after the accident. Sure Luke had a swagger to him, but he set out to prove he wasn’t who Sparrow thought he was and Sparrow just kept on writing him off.

When these two finally sort things out, I started to really enjoy both characters and enjoyed the way they were with each other.

Luke hasn’t had it easy, his parents rate very low on my scale of human beings, writing him off because he is gay and then his mother using him for all she can get financially. He’s also come from an abusive relationship and feels ashamed that he allowed himself to get treated the way he did.

Both characters have things to work out so that they can make a go of what could be something special. I love the characters that make up the found family at Rebel Sky Ranch and enjoy seeing them expand.

I’m looking forward to book #3

Sledge & Claw by Jennifer Cody

Based around the main character Lex who is an investigator for IDIA – the Inter-dimensional Immigration Agency. There are beings of all different types that come from numerous planets and dimensions, if it can be imagined, Jennifer will imagine it. Lex is the best at what he does, other than his mentor, and that is debatable depending on who you speak to. Lex has a problem, someone is setting him up and one of the office agents, Gillian Roberts decides she doesn’t trust him and she’s going to start her own investigation into him. Lex has plenty of need-to-know secrets and he is also cursed in some awful ways. What starts as a pain-in-the-ass agent following him where she shouldn’t be turns into a new team when Lex decides he’s going to take Gillian on as his trainee, unheard of since she is human. I didn’t like Gillian much when I first met her, but she grew on me as the story developed and I’m really looking forward to seeing how she goes with her training.

For my full review click here.

Code Red by N.R. Walker

I read this in June 2021 but I was looking for something to listen to with a specific narrator Nick J Russo and figured since I really enjoyed the book I’d give this a go. I do struggle with American narrators, but Nick does do a good job of narrating this book and I enjoyed it just as much this time around as when I read it last year,

We get a good look at the toll being famous, especially from a young age, can take on the people involved. Maddox is struggling with anxiety which he has been doing a good job of hiding for a while now. Roscoe has been his manager for years and has been falling for him for at least half of that time. When Maddox needs him emotionally, and he offers his support, this is the catalyst for the change in the dynamics of their relationship.

This is a relationship that is against all the rules, but the feelings they have for each other stop them from wanting to follow the rules anymore. I loved Maddox and the way he would ambush Roscoe when he was trying to be strong and keep their relationship professional, and I loved the way Roscoe unknowingly touched Maddox, whether it be on the arm or his lower back, offering support and his presence. Their friendship and attraction were a great foundation for their romantic relationship.

For my full review click here.

Crew (#1 Murphy Contracting) by Jamie Luther

I really liked Crew and Rogan, both as individual characters and as a couple. Poor Crew, after having a massive crush on his best friend’s dad, he then starts to develop serious feelings towards him, it doesn’t help that the attraction he feels isn’t one-sided.

I liked that Rogan considered his son Ace’s feelings about how a relationship with Crew might make him feel, but at the same time, Ace is an adult now and surely Rogan can start to put his own happiness first.

The sexual tension between Crew and Rogan created a strong pull between them, as well as being Ace’s dad, Rogan is also his boss, (way to complicate things). As much as they fight it, you know there is going to come a time where they give in to the pull and then things really heat up. It’s a sexually frustrated journey for these two to get together, but the waiting and pining was worth it.

Ace has his own issues with his and Crew’s other best friend Hux and because of this his mood is up and down, (doesn’t he know open communication is the only way to go). I am guessing that we will get to see Ace work out his own frustrations in book #2 and I’m looking forward to seeing where Jamie Luther takes us if the end of this book is an example of how things are going to go down.

Rogan and Crew made a really sweet couple and I look forward to seeing how they are going down the track in future books (they’d have to remain side characters surely)

Never Trust a Guy With Fangs (#1 Covens of Eaton Falls) by Mia Monroe

Never Trust a Guy With Fangs was such a good read, I actually read it twice as I didn’t write my review straight away and wanted to refresh my mind and ended up rereading the whole novel.

I love Leo who is a witch, he’s a little bit sassy, knows what he wants but has a vulnerability about him too. Augustus is the head vampire of his coven and is extremely likeable too, he’s lived a long time, seen a lot and experienced a lot of loss during his 2500 years.

The attraction between these two was hot, but fun too, Leo and his sassy ways made it fun, he just wouldn’t give up when Augustus said they couldn’t be together, for many reasons, the treaty between the witches and vampires being a big reason.

For my full review click here.

Fire in the Ice by Ryan Taylor and Joshua Harwood

This was a sweet, low angst read that I really enjoyed. I haven’t read the first in this series but will be going back to remedy that to see how Nick and Jacob get together.

In Fire in the Ice we get Kevin and Tyler’s story, they knew each other in school and stayed in touch for years, Kev always had a huge crush on Tyler, but Tyler thought he was too you, and he was in love with NIck anyway. (Tyler and Nick’s story is in a novella which I haven’t read either).

When this story starts Tyler has been traded to the Bethesda Barracudas, Kevin and Nick’s team and while Nick is happy to be able to play with Tyler again, Kev is not. Their friendship was seen by both very differently and Tyler’s decision to not keep up the communication between them has led to Kev feeling pretty hurt.

After the initial passive/aggressive behaviour from Kevin, the two eventually sit down and communicate and from then on love is on the cards. I loved that they communicated how they felt, that they weren’t afraid to show each other how they felt and that because of their past history they were comfortable with each other and pet names came easily (I can’t say I really liked the whole giving their dicks a name, but each to their own).

For my full review click here.

Night & Day by Rachel Ember

I originally read this as part of a newsletter serial and really enjoyed it, this full version has been tweaked a bit and was an enjoyable read. I liked that there is no angst, the main characters communicate well with only a small hiccup along the way to achieving their happy ending. I thought it ended slightly differently in the serial, so I was waiting for that, but I may have mixed my books up, regardless, the ending was a good one.

The blurb was a bit confusing, having read the original version and now this one, Ty’s parents definitely didn’t have their act together in any way, shape or form and he constantly worries about his sisters, especially the youngest who is still at home. Ty has felt responsible for taking care of his sisters since they were young and he’s put his life on hold for them, never really having a dream or a plan about where his own life is heading once they don’t need him anymore. I really felt for him in this regard, it would be a tough thing to take on that sort of responsibility.

I liked Jonathan a lot, I loved how he was trying his best with his new baby after the mother ran out on them and I liked seeing him become happier once Ty was in his and Isabel’s life.

This is an easy read with a small amount of drama and a HEA.

Frat Wars: Masters of Mayhem (#2 Frat Wars) by Saxon James

I really enjoyed Robbie and Brandon’s story, there was a great deal of humour throughout and I loved the interactions between these two.

I enjoyed this more than book one, possibly because there were fewer pranks and there seemed to be more connection between these guys, probably because they were already friends. I also liked that Robbie was secure in his quest to explore his sexuality and was just, it is what it is, no need for drama. That Robbie wanted to explore this with one of his Frat brothers was sweet and understandable in that he felt safe with these guys and was secure he wouldn’t be judged. I thought the way that Brandon and Robbie decided to dive into the experiment after two very hot kisses was sweet too and the fact they were able to communicate, for the most part how they were feeling about it all was a bonus. I’m never a fan of miscommunication or lack of communication being used to create unnecessary drama, and in this novel, there was none of that.

For my full review click here.

No More Secrets (#2 Zone Defence) by Becca Seymour

I loved Sutton and Jayden, and I loved their story. Following on from Ryan and Nate’s story in book 1 No Take Backs, Sutton and Jayden’s kiss has created a massive rift in their friendship and Jayden has set off to Australia to have a break and catch up with Ryan and Nate. When he has an accident, Sutton jumps on a plane to see his friend.

Oh, I loved the way these guys ended up getting together, what starts as a fake engagement, becomes a real fake relationship and then a real relationship. I loved how they (mostly) communicated really well with each other as they were working through all of their changing feelings.

There was humour and sweetness galore, low angst and it was a really enjoyable read as these two guys navigated their friendship and their romantic relationship combined with their pro basketball careers. It wasn’t always smooth sailing and I liked that, I liked that they both struggled with different aspects of the way this changed not only their relationship but how they saw themselves, but it wasn’t too challenging for them to work things out and it didn’t drag on creating unnecessary angst.

I am really looking forward to more in this series.

The Kiss of His Blade by Romeo Alexander

This was a bit of a slow start while the scene was set up, but after that it was non stop action and attraction.

I thoroughly enjoyed this latest book by Romeo Alexander. Tristan, a professional hitman with a code of honour is required to too take out Dane, a retired marine who is supposedly using a charity to cover for weapons dealing.

I really liked both of these characters, they were both tortured by their past and their circumstances and when things don’t go to plan, the attraction between them is explosive.

As they work together to uncover who set them up and who the bad guys are, they both discover things about themselves and form an unbreakable bond.

I enjoyed June, Tristan’s offside who managed to snark her way into his closed off heart.

An unputdownable read once the action starts.

All Inclusive (#2 California Crush) by Mia Monroe

I enjoyed returning to Hillcrest Hideaway, I liked that it started where Extended Stay finished and we get to see how well the work Atlas, Rome and the staff from the hotel turns the fortune of the hotel around.

I really liked both our main characters in this one, Milo and Archer were both adorable and their friendship was great. While I don’t mind a slow burn romance, this was a bit too slow to start burning, especially because I felt that the self-doubts of both our characters and their hidden feelings for the other, and their inner thoughts were a little too repetitive for my tastes and seeing as they were best friends, I felt they really should have been able to talk to each other about the harder stuff a bit better. I enjoyed the secret admirer idea and loved that their friends, especially Oscar who has hidden depths (I’m looking forward to uncovering these in a future book), are willing to help these two with their surprises.

This was a really sweet read though and once they admitted their feelings for each other I really enjoyed seeing the relationship blossom.

I’m looking forward to more in this series

Extended Stay (#1 California Crush) by Mia Monroe

I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the people who call Hillcrest Hideaway their home-away-from-home. I got a fleeting glimpse in the prequel novella Room Upgrade so really enjoyed getting to know them better. The staff who work at Hillcrest Hideaway are like an extended family and when their boss becomes sick and the financial state of the hotel comes to light, there are some stressful moments for them all.

I liked Atlas a lot and I liked that he took on board the worries of the staff and the wishes of his uncle. Putting his own career on hold to help out and try to get the rundown hotel back up to a standard where it can earn a proper income. Along comes Rome, fresh out of a relationship with his girlfriend of two years, this is the perfect job to get him out of the rut he is in. I really liked Rome too, he was down-to-earth and way more helpful than any tradesman I’ve ever had do jobs for me, and he dives straight in to help out Atlas and Hillcrest.

These two became fast friends and I enjoyed seeing the relationship bloom and subtly change as they both spent time with each other at work and out of work. There was no angst as they explored their new feelings towards each other and though this is my preference if you like angst, you won’t find any here. There was communication and a willingness to take a risk on both sides.

I’m looking forward to spending more time at Hillcrest and in California.

Room Upgrade (#0.5 California Crush) by Mia Monroe

I enjoyed this short prequel introducing us to some of the characters from Hillcrest Hideaway. Cato a guest at the hotel catches his boyfriend cheating and decides to jump in and chase away his blues with one of the staff, Tigo. It was short and sweet and I’m looking forward to catching up with them as secondary characters in the rest of the series.

Promote (#3 Shattered Pawns) by Jennifer Cody

Book 3 in the Shattered Pawns series continues to feed us information from the previous two novels (you need to read in order), adding on to what we experienced in the previous two books, we also get to know Ryan aka The Queen of Houston and Kim Aka The King and Overseer of The Hub. I really liked both of these characters, and it was good to see how they got together.

Their Dom/Sub dynamics was an interesting one, I can’t say it was my favourite of the different relationship dynamics of the two series, but I did enjoy seeing how it worked for both Ryan and Kim and what each got from the dynamic. I loved that Ryan could see Kim for who he was, really see him in ways no one else had ever done and how Kim responded to Ryan being able to see him.

I liked learning about Ryan’s background and how his species of Titan Pixie came about. I loved his reaction when he found out who one of his parents was, it really did show what a beautiful heart he has.

Finding out who the man in the mirror was put a spin on things I wasn’t expecting and I’m really looking forward to the final book in this series where we find out how he came to be how he was and find out more about the relationship he has with Den.

I cannot emphasize how good this series is and how much I can’t wait until Shah Mat comes out later this year!

Sapphire Sunset (#1 Sapphire Cove) by C. Travis Rice

What a great introduction to both this author and this series. I adored both of the MCs, Connor and Logan.

When these two meet the attraction is instant, when Logan shuts down anything happening with Connor I was holding back tears for them both, but I could really feel Connor’s hurt and my heart hurt for him, he’d put himself out there and got kicked to the kerb.

When it comes time for them to meet again 5 years down the track, I was reading with my fingers crossed the whole time. Two people from such different backgrounds, but who after 5 years had not let go of the connection they shared for that one night, and who were still instantly aware of each other, I could only hope that as things spiralled back and forward and as the dramas around Sapphire Cove unfolded and played out, that Connor and Logan could manage to create something wonderful between them. While both Logan and Connor came from different backgrounds, both carried their own baggage given to them by their families, in learning to love each other, they both needed to look at their pasts and put down the baggage and see it for what it is.

For my full review click here.

Until next month, happy reading.

Monthly MM Romance Round-up

Since MM Romance is a genre I read a fair bit of but don’t always publish a blog post for my reviews, I thought I might do a monthly round-up of any I have read for those who are interested.

Sink or Swim (Shore Leave #2) by Annabeth Albert

I absolutely loved book 2 in the Shore Leave series, Sink or Swim was another winner for me, after Sailor Proof which I also loved, I was really looking forward to Calder’s story.

Calder is a big gambler and when he wins a ski cabin in a poker game and heads up there to see what it’s like, he finds out he’s been taken for a ride in a divorce dispute with Felix’s ex-husband.

Calder and Felix make a fabulous couple, and despite both not wanting anything at all when they first meet, that changes when they both realise what they’ve been missing and what could be. They both had lots of issues to work through, but I liked that they communicated and didn’t get bogged down in misunderstandings. I loved that Calder was the braver one, willing to fight for what he wanted all the way through, realising that despite not looking for love or ‘feelings’, what he had found was worth keeping. Their intimate relationship builds and is different in the bedroom compared to many, I really appreciated that Felix and Calder were so on the same page and that they both understood each sexual relationship is unique to that couple. I could really feel the closeness and emotions that passed between these to MC’s.

Felix’s nieces, Madeline and Charlotte were both great additions to the story and added a lot to their relationship. I especially enjoyed Charlotte, she was such a wonderful character and I felt I got to know her better than her quieter sister.

I did like catching up with Derrick & Arthur and seeing how their relationship was going. This can easily be read as a standalone, but you’ll be missing out if you don’t read Sailor Proof too. I look forward to seeing what Annabeth Alberth brings us next.

Thanks to NetGalley and Carina Adores for a digital copy in return for an honest review.

The Trouble With Trying To Date A Murderer by Jennifer Cody

I didn’t quite know what to expect with this, it was definitely a unique concept and being a Jennifer Cody novel that is a given, and the verdict, I LOVED this so much. Full of humour and heart, I just adored Romily (who wouldn’t) is non-verbal and I fell for Fox too as he fell for Romily. I loved how Romily who was non-verbal, was able to convey so much with just a look and loved that Fox got him straight away. With body parts flying and blood getting Romily’s clothes messy, these two were made for each other, and as Romily notes from the get-go, Fox is his ‘Future Husband’ for sure. This book is too good to give anything much away, so I recommend you pick it up and find out all about how hard it is trying to date a murderer. This was a great read and I can’t wait for more.

Egotistical Puckboy by Eden Finley & Saxon James

Egotistical Puckboy (Puckboys #1) was a really enjoyable start to a new series. I really enjoyed these authors’ previous collaboration with the CU Hockey series and this new one didn’t disappoint.

Click here for the full review.

Wicked Heat by Ella Frank

Wicked Heat is book 1 of 2 about MCs Ryan and Jameson in a 4 book series. Wicked heat is a spin-off series from a couple of Ella Frank’s other series, I’ve met several of the characters before and now want to go back and meet the ones in the books I’ve missed.

Ryan, a sunshiney, outwardly outgoing PA for Prime-time news anchor Alexander (from the Prime TIme series), is a character I immediately loved. Jameson a firefighter (at the same precinct that Keiran from Dare to Try series recently left) who prefers to keep himself to himself and not make friends or have relationships is taciturn in his nature towards everyone.

Click here for the full review.

Code Blue by N.R Walker

Wow, I didn’t want to put this novel down. Following on from Code Red, this book focuses on band member Jeremy and Atrous’ head of security Steve. The story is told from Steve’s perspective and what a story it is. I really enjoyed Code Red, but I enjoyed Code Blue even more. And the fact it’s over 400 pages is just awesome, I do enjoy a long book I can really sink my teeth into.

Steve is gay but has kept this undercover, he’s had a thing for Jeremy for a while, but Jeremy is straight and why would he look at Steve, except he does and Jeremy is confused and angry about what he is feeling and he takes it out on Steve for a while as well as some self-destructive behaviour, as he tries to work through what is going on. Oh, I did love these two, they worked so well together, I loved Jeremy to bits and Steve was my hero.

Click here for the full review.

Capture (Shattered Pawns #2) by Jennifer Cody

I am loving this series just as much as The Diviner’s Game series which is set in the same universe with many of the same characters. Capture, the second book in the Shattered Pawns series was brilliant, I really don’t know how Jennifer Cody manages to come up with the storylines, theme and plot, so amazingly twisted and intricately orchestrated, each story though happening at the same time frame, building on to the previous one, giving us more information without rehashing everything that happened with the other characters.

I adored Qis and Monet, these two were definitely made for each other and though I don’t understand the whole pain/pleasure/comfort kink, I know there’s a kink out there for everyone, and Monet was made for showing Qis what it was he needed. There are some very hot and interesting and kinky sex scenes that had me wondering whether they were actually possible, I’m assured they definitely are and I have a fabulous imagination so I didn’t need to check it out for myself.

I love the whole Aquino family and enjoy my time with them every novel. You do need to have read Pass (read my review here) before reading Capture for maximum enjoyment as they each build on to the story. There are gods, fighting, intrigue and danger for everyone and these guys are going to learn who they really are and what they are capable of when it all hits the fan.

I can’t wait for book 3 when we find out how it all ends and we get to see how Kim and Ryan get together.

Restored Ruins by G.R Lyons

This turned out to be a fun and original read which pulled at my emotions at times and had me grinning at others. In my first book by G.R Lyons, I enjoyed his writing and I enjoyed the characters and the world he has created in this new paranormal/speculative fiction MMM romance series Gentleman Hackers.

I really liked Connor, a young man who has been rejected all his life, he is of a different race, one who has the gift of telepathy/telekinesis and also the ability to change himself on a genetic level. Connor was a lonely soul who hid behind his computers as a way of protecting himself from more rejection. He also had a fun sassy side to him which comes out after he is kidnapped by Brendan after he finds he has hacked into his webcam.

For the full review click here.

Release Blitz and Book Review: Never a Saint by Lila Rose

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Never a Saint Ebook Cover-1I was excited to receive book #2 in the polished P&P series as I really enjoyed book #1 Wreck Me Forever (review to come). This was another MM romance with one of the main characters never having thought about being involved with another guy. There are a few novels of this trope around at the moment and I am really enjoying them. I like the idea that it’s not always clear cut about who we fall in love with.

This novel focuses on Kylo and Saint (Zion) who we met in book #1, but this can easily be read as a standalone if you like. Saint is one of the high up members of the Diamond MC and part-owner of Polished Pussies and Penises, a brothel and escort service. When Kylo goes for a job there and a challenge is made, things take quite the turn for these two. I really enjoyed the dynamics between these guys, it was both sweet and amusing and I loved the way Saint persued Kylo much to Kylo’s disbelief.

Kylo’s background is not a good one and this comes to a head in the last third of the book, the way it plays out is pretty violent, but this is a Motorcycle Club after all.

I loved catching up with the characters from book #1 and look forward to book #3.


Kylo Lee, prospect to the Diamond MC, makes a career shift to help better his future. He doesn’t know it will change him in more ways than one, and it’s all to do with a certain man who confuses and annoys him, while sending his emotions wild.

Just when everything is falling into place, life takes a turn down a road where Kylo doesn’t want to go. His past comes back to bite him in the ass. Pain surrounds him and all that can make him happy is vengeance, and the man who surprisingly still stands at his side.


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Never a Saint CR TeaserEXCERPT

“Kylo,” he called. I looked to him as he walked back to where he’d left his phone. Then he had my eyes again. He put a knee to the bed, leaned over, and pressed his lips to my shoulder.

“Night,” he said, and looked up at me.

I cleared my thick throat.

He’d kissed my shoulder.

My skin.

“Yeah, night.” I nodded. He grinned, straightened, and walked from the room.

What the hell was that all about?

Why did he do that?

This was fucking weird. He made no sense. I scrubbed a hand over my face.


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Lila was born in Brisbane Australia, her step-dad was in the Army which caused them to move around a lot. They finally settled in country Victoria, Australia. Being the youngest of four children she admits she was spoilt a bit. Even drove her mum crazy when she refused to eat meat at a young age.

Now, Lila lives with her husband and two children.

She started writing in 2013 and self-published the first of the Hawks MC: Ballarat Charter series- Holding Out. Since then, she has published eleven other titles, which range from erotica, humorous romance, YA and paranormal.


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New Release Book Review: The Cake Maker’s Wish by Josephine Moon

IMG_20200531_120111I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump recently, flitting from one book to another without really being pulled into any of them. The Cake Maker’s Wish however ended that slump, hopefully for good. I had two extremely late nights reading this novel, I did not want to put it down, but sleep was calling at 2am.

Though I have a few Josephine Moon books on my bookshelves, I haven’t gotten around to reading them yet, but after this one, I’ll be making time to catch up on them.

I was pulled into Olivia and her son Darcy’s life as they arrive in the small village of Stoneden in the Cotswolds after leaving Tasmania for a new start as part of a Renaissance Project to bring life back to the dying village. What a massive step for her to have taken, to move to the other side of the world with her young son, knowing no one and not knowing if the project will work out, I thought Olivia was very brave to do this. But after her grandmother’s death, she needs a fresh start and an extra incentive is her son’s father, who lives in Norway. These two have never met and their whole relationship is based around skype videos, this is the chance for them to hopefully forge some kind of real relationship.

There are quite a few wonderful characters who have also moved to Stoneden for this project, all for different reasons and most having a past link to the village. For Olivia it is her grandmother who grew up there and then moved to Australia. Olivia would love to find out more about her life, but there are plenty of secrets in Stoneden and they won’t be shared easily.

Not everyone is happy about the newcomers to the village, for various reasons, and some make this felt more than others. There are some very underhanded events that occur to the newcomers’ businesses, making them feel unwelcome and even scared. I really felt for these people who are only trying to make a new start and help the village become alive again.

Olivia and Darcy make some wonderful friends, as well as there being a potential love interest in a dairy farmer. There’s also complications that arise with Darcy’s dad.

There’s so much to love about this novel, from misunderstandings about cake ownership, to stolen apples, friendship and secrets, hope for the future, and holding on to the past, this novel has it all.

Thanks to Better Reading Preview and Penguin Michael Joseph for my cpy of this book in return for an honest review.




New Release Book Review: Montana Son by Juanita Kees

Montana SonMontana Son is book #3 in the Calhouns of Montana series, #1 Montana Baby (Overdrive), and #2 Montana Daughter (Fast Lane) were really great reads about the first two of four siblings. In book #3 we get Mason’s story and his chance for redemption.

Mason has always been the bad boy who has struggled with his part in the death of his brother. He has never been able to forgive himself and his girlfriend, Paige, for the accident which took his life.

Paige left their hometown of Bigfork after the accident, running away, unable to cope with the guilt. Now she is back and Mason and Paige must work through their respective guilt and forgive themselves and each other in order to move on.

Paige has to deal with more than just Mason though, her mother and father are more than a little unsupportive and essentially have disowned her for her part in the accident as well as for her relationship with Mason. The Calhoun’s have always had problems with Paige’s dad, the Sheriff of Bigfork, and he continues to make their lives difficult.

Paige and Mason have great chemistry between them, even after their time apart and the guilt they both feel, and I enjoyed the struggle they both undertook to move on. I also enjoyed the way they stuck together to uncover what was going on with the sheriff’s grudge against the Calhoun’s and his determination to close the drag strip they had opened in the previous book.

In Montana Daughter we met 9-year-old Tyler who through a tragic car accident had lost his legs, we catch up with him again as Mason struggles to build a relationship with him due to his feelings about the accident he was involved in. It was wonderful to see Tyler begin to recover from his accident and the changes he and Mason work upon each other.

I read just yesterday that we might get the 4th sibling Grace’s story sometime in the near future, as well as Carter’s story. I could definitely read more about the Calhoun’s of Montana.

Thanks to the author for a copy of this novel in return for an honest review.

Published 2/6/2020

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New Release Book Review: Home From the Hill by Susanne Bellamy

Screenshot_20200513_213801Home From the Hill is book 4 I the Home to Lark Creek series. This was however, my first visit to Lark Creek, but I’ll be going back and revisiting with the first three books.

I liked this romantic suspense novel, about an older couple who have plenty of baggage behind them, but who are now tentatively taking steps to start again.

I thought Susanne Bellamy did a good job of portraying the PTSD and the claustrophobia that Graham was suffering. I felt quite sad that he’d spent so much of his life alone on the hill. Janice was a good character, and I enjoyed how she found her backbone against her ex-husband as the story progressed, though I wish she’d found it a bit earlier.

I enjoyed Jack, the lawyer, Rick, and the other secondary characters that played important roles in this story. There was plenty of tension created surrounding Janice’s ex and also the markers on the hill and I wondered how it was all going to come together. A really enjoyable read.

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