“Tempting the Boss” by Ruby Foxx (Opal Carew), #1 Tempting the Boss ★★

I received a free download of this story from the author, Ruby Foxx aka Opal Carew (thank you). Bella is just finishing up her contractual time in a temporary job but wishes to be hired on as a full-time employee. Her boss, Mr. Elliott, calls her in to fire her, not due to her work … Continue reading “Tempting the Boss” by Ruby Foxx (Opal Carew), #1 Tempting the Boss ★★

“The Office Slave” by Opal Carew, #1 The Office Slave, #3.1 Red Hot Fantasies ★★★

I received a free download of this book from the author (thank you). This is, obviously, smut as advertised since it is Sylvia's boardroom fantasy orgy played out with four different men: Neil, Granger, Mike and Slade. Although it is a short story and fast read, the writing was well done in that you could … Continue reading “The Office Slave” by Opal Carew, #1 The Office Slave, #3.1 Red Hot Fantasies ★★★

“Love of the Game” by Lori Wilde, #3 Stardust, Texas ★★★1/2

Romance between Axel Richmond, a major league pitcher with an injured shoulder and his physical therapist, Kasha Carlyle. She fights the attraction because she's his therapist and she thinks it's unethical to get involved. She also needs the pay and benefits her job provides because she's trying to gain custody of a sister with Down … Continue reading “Love of the Game” by Lori Wilde, #3 Stardust, Texas ★★★1/2

“The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” by Junot Díaz, Audio narrated by Jonathan Davis & Staci Snell ★★★

Oscar de León represented his native Dominican Republic well and was a hit with the ladies...up until he hit elementary school. Then his heart was broken and his life spiraled downward. He went from being a player to becoming an overweight nerd. He had a good and kind heart but the poor kid had zero … Continue reading “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” by Junot Díaz, Audio narrated by Jonathan Davis & Staci Snell ★★★

“It Ends With Us” by Colleen Hoover ★★★★★

"I know that you believe he loves you, and I’m sure he does. But he’s not loving you the right way." excellent, Excellent, EXCELLENT story about two childhood friends who helped each other through very dark days, were separated by circumstances out of their control, and years later meet up again, but after one is … Continue reading “It Ends With Us” by Colleen Hoover ★★★★★

“Wanted: A Monster Billionaire Romance” by Jani Kay & Normandie Alleman ★★1/2

Audio narration by Jessica Almasy & Jeremy York Foster Cruise has just served five years in prison for his (unintentional) involvement in a Ponzi scheme. It was a highly publicized case and he is reviled all over the East Coast. He is determined to now make a positive difference in the world and has relocated … Continue reading “Wanted: A Monster Billionaire Romance” by Jani Kay & Normandie Alleman ★★1/2

“Blackthorne’s Bride” by Joan Johnston, #4 Mail Order Brides ★★★ [Expected Release Date: 7-27-17]

I received an advanced digital copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Setting:  American Midwest & England, c. 1870s I've read many of Joan Johnston's novels, most of which I think are really enjoyable. This particular book is connected to her 35 "Bitter Creek" novels which include several different series. … Continue reading “Blackthorne’s Bride” by Joan Johnston, #4 Mail Order Brides ★★★ [Expected Release Date: 7-27-17]

“Some Kind of Hero” by Suzanne Brockmann ★★★★1/2, Troubleshooters series #17, [Exp. Release Date: 7-11-17]

[I received an advanced digital copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.] The Troubleshooters series and its author have been at the top of my list of romantic suspense favorites since I was first introduced to them in 2013. Thanks to my being so behind the times (the first in … Continue reading “Some Kind of Hero” by Suzanne Brockmann ★★★★1/2, Troubleshooters series #17, [Exp. Release Date: 7-11-17]

“American Gods” by Neil Gaiman ★★★★1/2

American Gods by Neil Gaiman Random House Audio 10-year Anniversary Edition Author's Preferred Text with Full Cast Narration (Excellent!!) I've got to say that I really loved this book. So much so that as soon as I finished, I started it up again. I read it twice this month! The first time through gave me the whole … Continue reading “American Gods” by Neil Gaiman ★★★★1/2

“The Art of Keeping Secrets” by Rachael Johns ★★★1/2

[I received a digital copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.] The Art of Keeping Secrets centers around a group of three middle-aged women:  Neve, Emma, and Flick. The trio have been best friends since their sons started high school together and they discovered a common bond. Neve has always … Continue reading “The Art of Keeping Secrets” by Rachael Johns ★★★1/2