Wednesday, February 21, 2024

BLOG TOUR & REVIEW - His Claim (Banachi Family #2) by Winter Travers

Title: His Claim
Series: Banachi Family Book 2
Author: Winter Travers
Genre: Romantic Suspense/Mafia Romance
Series Tropes: Enemies-to-Lovers, Second Chance Romance, Best Friend’s Sister, 
Age Gap, Sworn Off Love, Wallflower, Opposites Attract
Release Date: January 29, 2024

He gave her up to save her…

Murphy knows the kind of life he lives with the Banachi isn’t for everyone. Danger is always one step away and that’s why he pushed away the woman he loved five years ago. He had claimed Tatum for a brief moment, but knew he couldn’t keep her if he wanted her to be safe.

Imagine Murphy’s surprise when that danger comes straight for him, and throws Tatum at his feet.

Murphy needs to decide if there is a place in his life for Tatum or break her heart all over again. Either way, they’re both in danger.

So this particular book picks up right where His Reward ends, with Murphy and his ex Tatum being..."detained" by Brandt the Delusional. Now, it's been some times since Murphy and Tatum were a couple, yet their relationship seemed to pick up where it ended all those years earlier. While we know the Banachis are dealing with the foolishness that is Brandt, I liked seeing Tatum and Murphy communicating like some real adults and rekindle their romance, they're so cute together! Now, I certainly wasn't expecting the ending, and I can't wait to see how things are gonna play out for the last two books of this series.

Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author Winter Travers is a devoted wife, mother, and aunt turned author who was born and raised in Wisconsin. After a brief stint in South Carolina following her heart to chase the man who is now her hubby, they retreated back up North to the changing seasons, and to the place they now call home. Winter spends her days writing happily ever afters, and her nights being a karate mom hauling her son to practices and tournaments.. She also has an addiction to anything MC related, puppies, and baking.


Friday, February 16, 2024

RELEASE BLITZ & REVIEW - Back Against the Wall (Lindell Series #1) by Marie James

Title: Back Against the Wall
Series: Lindell Series #1
Author: Marie James
Release: February 15, 2024
Genre/Tropes: single dad, nanny/boss, a second chance at love, enemies to lovers, hockey star, small-town romance, steamy/spicy
Cover Designer: Qamber Designs
Cover Models: Michael Scanlon and Josie Fox

A small town, single dad, enemies to lovers romance.

Crawling back to this small town was never in hockey star Chase Woodson’s plans.
From hitting hockey pucks in front of thousands to selling urinal pucks at his father’s hardware store, coming back home is his worst nightmare.
But being a (newly) single dad of twin boys means making sacrifices. His boys need stability and his dad needs his help in the store.
Now he needs her.
Except, Chase has been the bane of Madison Kelly’s existence since high school.
She just so happens to be the only available nanny in town.
Besides, high school was ten years ago.
People don’t hold grudges that long, right?

I enjoyed this book from start to finish, and I'm already anticipating the next book in the series! I love a good enemies-to-lovers story, and with the history between Chase and Madison, I knew this was gonna be an engaging read, and I pretty much read this in one sitting. I got a kick out of the interactions between Chase and his sons (who doesn't love a good single dad story), and while I liked Madison and her interactions with Chase's sons, it took a good chunk of the book to really begin to like her; I just wasn't that impressed with her at the start, but I can't quite figure out why she annoyed me. But I can promise you this: Chase's ex-wife is the absolute WORST. There've been a few fictional characters I've read over the years that made me want to throat punch them and this particular is at the top of the list. However, I did enjoy seeing the evolution of the interactions between Chase and Madison, and the chemistry between them is plenty hot!

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Narrated by Sebastian York & Tatiana Sokolov

Marie James is a full-time author, mother of two boys, and wife of 18+ years. Dog Mom to four great danes: Maximus, Sassy, Kiki, and Hargid

She has spent almost my entire lifetime living in central Texas, with only short stays in South Carolina, Alabama, and Florida. She is currently residing in a sleepy little town in East Tennessee.

Writing is her passion, and she absolutely loves being able to sit down and put all of her thoughts and emotions into her stories.

She loves dogs, coffee, making handmade cards, and reading steamy romance novels!