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Welcome to my blog tour of When I was You 


My thoughts

Rating: 4

Would I recommend it? Yes

Would I read more by this author? Yes

First off I want to thank HARLEQUIN – Trade Publishing (U.S. & Canada) as well as NetGalley for inviting me to read and review it as well as helping me find a new author to keep a watch out for because with out them I might not have discovered her at all. And I'm so glad I did because man did this book play with my mind and had me question stuff I thought I know about the main character  Kelly and I totally agree when they say its  Fatal Attraction meet up, if you ever seen that movie then you probably know what I mean. Because there was times I thought Kelly was just out of her mind and that she was making things up. And there was times I thought why wasn't her friends and her husband happy that she had a friend but then that thought or whisper would come back what if her friend isn't real. As for the story itself the author  wrote a tightly woven plot, twists I never saw coming, and characters so sharply drawn,that I also though man what if this was a movie and they had the right people playing the parts now that is a movie I would watch . And after reading this I can't wait to see what else she comes up with.

Amber Garza has had a passion for the written word since she was a child making books out of
notebook paper and staples. Her hobbies include reading and singing. Coffee and wine are her drinks of
choice (not necessarily in that order). She writes while blaring music, and talks about her characters like
they're real people. She lives with her husband and two kids in Folsom, California, which is—no
joke—home to another Amber Garza.


Author Website: http://www.ambergarza.com/
TWITTER: @ambermg1
FB: @ambergarzaauthor
Insta: @ambergarzaauthor
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5582891.Amber_Garza



Author: Amber Garza
ISBN: 9780778361046
Publication Date: August 25, 2020
Publisher: MIRA Books



YOU meets FATAL ATTRACTION in this up-all-night psychological thriller about a lonely empty-nester's
growing obsession with a young mother who shares her name.
It all begins on an ordinary fall morning, when Kelly Medina gets a call from her son's pediatrician to
confirm her upcoming "well-baby" appointment. It's a cruel mistake; her son left for college a year ago,
and Kelly has never felt so alone. The receptionist quickly apologizes: there's another mother in town
named Kelly Medina, and she must have gotten their numbers switched.
But Kelly can't stop thinking about the woman who shares her name. Lives in her same town. Has a son
she can still hold, and her whole life ahead of her. She can't help looking for her: at the grocery store, at
the gym, on social media. When Kelly just happens to bump into the single mother outside that
pediatrician's office, it's simple curiosity getting the better of her.
Their unlikely friendship brings Kelly a renewed sense of purpose, taking care of this young woman and
her adorable baby boy. But that friendship quickly turns to obsession,

and when one Kelly disappears,well, the other one may know why.


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The Day Lincoln Lost by Charles Rosenberg

Welcome to my The Day Lincoln Lost by Charles Rosenberg
The Day Lincoln Lost
Charles Rosenberg
On Sale Date: August 4, 2020
9781335145222, 1335145222
$27.99 USD, $34.99 CAD
Fiction / Alternative History / Thrillers / Historical
432 pages
About the Book:
An inventive historical thriller that reimagines the tumultuous presidential election of
1860, capturing the people desperately trying to hold the nation together – and those
trying to crack it apart.
Abby Kelley Foster arrived in Springfield, Illinois with the fate of the nation on her mind. Her
fame as an abolitionist speaker had spread west and she knew that her first speech in the city
would make headlines. One of the residents reading those headlines would be none other than
the likely next President of the United States.
Abraham Lincoln, lawyer and presidential candidate, knew his chances of winning were good.
All he had to do was stay above the fray of the slavery debate and appear the voice of
compromise until the people cast their votes. The last thing he needed was a fiery abolitionist
appearing in town. When her speech sparks violence, leading to her arrest and a high-profile
trial, he suspects that his political rivals have conspired against him.
President James Buchanan is one such rival. As his term ends and his political power crumbles,
he gathers his advisors at the White House to make one last move that might derail Lincoln’s
campaign, steal the election, and throw America into chaos.
A fascinating historical novel and fast-paced political thriller of a nation on the cusp of civil
war, The Day Lincoln Lost offers an unexpected window into one of the most consequential
elections in our country’s history.
the Author:
Charles Rosenberg is the author of the legal thriller Death on a High Floor and its sequels. The
credited legal consultant to the TV shows LA Law, Boston Legal, The Practice, and The Paper
Chase, he was also one of two on-air legal analysts for E! Television’s coverage of the O.J.
Simpson criminal and civil trials. He teaches as an adjunct law professor at Loyola Law School
and has also taught at UCLA, Pepperdine and Southwestern law schools. He practices law in
the Los Angeles area.
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Paris Never Leaves You

Welcome to my blog tour of  Paris Never Leaves You

My thoughts

Rating: 4

Genre: historical fiction 

Would I recommend it ? Yes

Would I read more by this author? It would depend on the story 

First off I want to thank the publisher St.Martin's Press as well as the author and NetGalley for inviting me to read and review this. And second how much surprised I was with how much I liked this book because to tell the tell I wasn't sure if I was actually going to like it but once I started reading it I couldn't stop because the author had away of telling her story that it was like it came to life right off the page the page and instead of reading a book you was watching a movie about identity and survival.And surviving most of WWII in Paris and what their time at the camps was like and after they was free . Its told in two different  periods that you get a feel for both of them. Its also about family and what that means. And how strong you can be when you need to be.



Author Bio

ELLEN FELDMAN, a 2009 Guggenheim fellow, is the author of Terrible Virtue, The Unwitting, Next to

Love, Scottsboro (shortlisted for the Orange Prize), The Boy Who Loved Anne Frank (translated into nine

languages), and Lucy. Her novel Terrible Virtue was optioned by Black Bicycle for a feature film.


“Masterful. Magnificent. A passionate story of survival and a real page turner. This story will stay with
me for a long time.” —Heather Morris, author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz and Cilka's Journey
Living through World War II working in a Paris bookstore with her young daughter, Vivi, and fighting for
her life, Charlotte is no victim, she is a survivor. But can she survive the next chapter of her life?
Alternating between wartime Paris and 1950s New York publishing, Ellen Feldman's Paris Never Leaves
You is an extraordinary story of resilience, love, and impossible choices, exploring how survival never
comes without a cost.
The war is over, but the past is never past.
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New York, 1954
Charlotte spotted the letter as soon as she stepped into
her office. There was no reason it should have caught her
eye. The desk was littered with papers and envelopes.
Stacks of manuscripts and books filled the shelves of
the small cubicle and spilled over onto the two chairs.
Certainly the airmail envelope didn’t make it stand out.
Most of the books she published were American editions
of European works, and a good deal of her mail arrived
in those tissue-thin blue envelopes. The only explanation
for its attracting her attention was that she’d already gone
through her morning mail and the afternoon delivery
hadn’t yet arrived. Perhaps the letter had gone to another
editor by mistake, and he or she had left it on Charlotte’s
desk while she was upstairs in the art department. Or
perhaps the mailroom had overlooked it in the morning
Gibbon & Field was a prestigious publishing house,
but a certain loucheness lurked behind the scenes. That
was the fault of Horace Field, the publisher. He was too
forgiving, or perhaps only cannily manipulative. She’d had
her earliest inkling of the trait the first Christmas after she’d
come to work at the house. Leaving the office one evening
at the same time, she and Horace had entered the elevator
together to find a young man from the production depart-
ment struggling to balance two or three oversize art books
and several of a more conventional trim size. When he saw
Horace, he colored an unhappy Christmas red.
“I see you’ve taken our ads to heart, Seth,” Horace said.
“‘There’s a book for everyone on your Christmas list.’”
The young man turned a deeper red and shot out of
the elevator as soon as the doors opened. That was un-
usual. The staff usually deferred to Horace getting on and
off elevators, and everywhere else.
“Are you going to take the books out of his salary?”
she’d asked as they’d followed him across the lobby.
“Not on your life.”
“It would teach him a lesson.”
“The only lesson I want to teach him, Charlie, is to
work his tail off for the greater glory of G&F.”
Paris Never Leaves You
“And you think encouraging him to walk out the door
with an armful of purloined books will do that?”
“I think the next time he asks for a raise and doesn’t
get it, he’ll remember all the books he’s filched and feel
guilty, or at least compensated. Same with the expense
accounts the editors and travelers turn in. They think
they’re stealing me blind, but a guilty conscience breeds
contrition. Maybe even loyalty. They feel they owe the
house something in return. That’s why I worry about you.
Those expense accounts you file are a travesty. If the other
editors get wind of them, they’ll never forgive you for
spoiling the game.”
Horace’s philosophy permeated the entire publishing
house from the grand larceny of the production depart-
ment, run by a man rumored to have ties to the Mafia,
to the petty pilfering and general slacking off of the mail-
room. That must be why the letter had been delivered
late. And the timing was the only reason she noticed it. It
had nothing to do with a sixth sense, in which she defi-
nitely did not believe.
She sat behind the desk and picked up the envelope.
Her name and the G&F address were written, not typed.
The handwriting wasn’t familiar. There was no return ad-
dress on the upper left-hand corner. She turned it over.
As soon as she saw the name, she realized why she hadn’t
recognized the handwriting. When had they put anything
in writing? No, that wasn’t true. He’d written her once,
a year or so after the end of the war. The letter had taken
months to wind its way through the Drancy records and
the various agencies to reach her in New York. She’d
taken solace in that. He didn’t know where she was, and
he was still in Germany. She’d never answered that letter.
The return address on this one was Bogotá, Colombia. So
he’d got out after all. She was glad. She was also relieved.
South America was still a long distance away.
What troubled her was not where he was but that
now he knew where she was. She’d thought she’d been
so careful. Neither her address nor her telephone num-
ber was listed in the book. The people who had tried to
help her settle into her new life—social workers and do-
gooders from various refugee organizations; her colleagues
here and at other publishing houses; Horace Field’s wife,
Hannah—had found the omission foolish and antisocial.
“How do you expect to make a life for yourself in a new
country,” Hannah had asked, “if no one can find you?”
Charlotte hadn’t argued with her. She’d merely gone on
paying the small fee to be unlisted. Gradually Hannah
and everyone else had stopped asking and chalked it up
to what she’d been through. No one, including Hannah,
knew what that was, but that didn’t stop them from spec-
She wasn’t much easier to find in the office, though
apparently he’d managed. Her name didn’t appear in
the list of editors that ran down the left-hand side of the
company stationery. Most publishing houses didn’t list
editors on the stationery but that was another of Horace
Field’s peculiar indulgences. A year after she’d come to
work at G&F, he’d asked if she wanted to be included.
“Think of it as a sop,” he’d said.
“A sop?” She spoke four languages, could read two
others, and had taken her degree at the Sorbonne in
English literature, but in those days she was still having
trouble with some American slang.
“Compensation for the slave wages we pay you.”
“At least you didn’t suggest I make up the difference by
stealing books,” she’d said, and added that she didn’t want
her name on the stationery but thanked him all the same.
Nonetheless, despite her absence in the phone book
and on the company stationery, her name did occasion-
ally turn up in acknowledgments in the books she worked
on. And my gratitude to Charlotte Foret for steering
my ves- sel safely through the turbulent waters of
American publish- ing. My thanks to Charlotte
Foret, who first saw that a book about the Dutch
Golden Age written by a Dutchman would appeal
to American audiences. The question was how he’d
managed to get his hands on a US edition in Europe, or
now South America. The various consulates had libraries to
spread the American gospel among the local populations,
but the books she published rarely spread the American
gospel. Nonetheless, he must have found one. Or else
he’d tracked her down through a refugee agency. Once
in America, she’d distanced herself from the émigré or
immigrant or refugee—choose your term—groups, but
she’d had to file the usual papers and obtain the
necessary documents to get here. She was traceable.

Settling An Old Score

Welcome to my blog tour of Settling An Old Score


My thoughts

Rating : 4

Would I recommend it? Yes

Would I read more of this series ? Yes

Would I read more by this author? Yes

First off I want to thank Harlequin Intrigue for inviting me to read and review this book, because so far they've never let me down when it comes to their Suspense romance , and every time I pick up one of their books I tend to get lost in their stories as well as in their characters . And the same can be said about this one. Right from the start the story the story had me hooked and the characters themselves became some of my all time favorite ones. I loved how close Eli and his family was , how they was there for each others back when ever they needed help. As for Ashlyn herself  I loved how she was strong and would do anything to keep her daughter safe, and how she came to realize that it wasn't Eli fault that her best friend was killed . As for the story  itself here is what I loved about  how it was an intense, fast-paced read that grabbed my attention from the very first page and didn't let go until the end. There was plenty of drama, action, and suspense to keep me on the edge of my seat, and after reading it I realized that I wanted to read more books by this author . 



Author bio: USA TODAY bestselling author, Delores Fossen, has sold over 70 novels with millions of
copies of her books in print worldwide. She's received the Booksellers' Best Award, the Romantic Times
Reviewers' Choice Award and was a finalist for the prestigious Rita ®. In addition, she's had nearly a
hundred short stories and articles published in national magazines. You can contact the author through
her webpage at www.deloresfossen.com

Author links:
 Author website: https://www.deloresfossen.com/
 Author newsletter: https://www.deloresfossen.com/newsletter.html
 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/deloresfossen/?hl=en
 Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfossen
 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorDeloresFossen/
 Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/240672.Delores_Fossen
 Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/deefossen/


A Texas Ranger gets the shock of his life when he comes face to face with a woman from his past in USA
TODAY bestselling author Delores Fossen’s latest suspense!
A past tragedy destroyed their love. A vulnerable newborn brings them back together.
Within moments of discovering a baby on his doorstep, Texas Ranger Eli Slater finds himself being held
at gunpoint by his ex, Ashlyn Darrow. She claims she was tipped off that the still-gorgeous cowboy
kidnapped her newly adopted daughter because of the bad blood that defines their past. They quickly
realize Eli’s been set up and now Eli is determined to protect Ashlyn and her daughter. But regaining her
trust will be as easy as ignoring the attraction even a lifetime apart can’t erase…
From Harlequin Intrigue: Seek thrills. Solve crimes. Justice served.
For more action-packed stories, check out the other books in the Longview Ridge Ranch series:
Book 1: Safety Breach
Book 2: A Threat to His Family
Book 3: Settling an Old Score
Book 4: His Brand of Justice


Sales links:
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 Indie Bound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781335136633
 Harlequin: https://www.harlequin.com/shop/books/9781335135919_settling-an-old-score.html
 Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/51158473-settling-an-old-score



Excerpt, SETTLING AN OLD SCORE by Delores Fossen
Ashlyn knew it would take more luck to pin Dominick down on that. Especially if he had in-deed
hired those gunmen.
As soon as Kellan walked out, Eli took hold of her hand and moved her out of the doorway. Out
of view from the windows, too. She hadn’t needed a reminder of the danger, but that gave her one any-
“There are too many puzzle pieces,” she said. “In the meantime, you and I—maybe Cora,
too—are in the crosshairs of a killer.”
He didn’t argue with her. Couldn’t. Because it was true, a frustration that they both felt. That
frustration was in every muscle of his body when he pulled her into his arms. As he’d done in the
kitchen, he brushed a kiss on the top of her head. A kiss of comfort.
And it worked.
Ashlyn could practically feel some of the tension slide right out of her. Of course, the heat came
in its place. No surprise there. She’d been dealing with it for much too long.
He pulled back just a little and looked down at her with those smoky gray eyes. They weren’t
stormy now but had some of the same fire that she was certain was in her own.
“Yeah,” he said as if he’d known exactly what she was thinking—and feeling. “If we were still in
high school, I would just coax you into taking a trip out to my truck. That won’t work this time, though.”
“No.” Since he could be dangerous. And also since sex should be the last thing on their minds.
But Ashlyn wanted to make this moment a little lighter than spelling out those reminders. “Because
we’re sensible adults now.”
The corner of his mouth lifted, causing a dimple to flash in his cheek. Yes, a dimple. It was
another weapon in the arsenal of Eli Slater, hot cowboy. But the smile didn’t last long.
“Soon, we’re going to have a brief talk about this,” Eli drawled, his voice all smoke and heat.
“And then we’ll deal with it. I’ve got some ideas as to how we can do that.”
Now she smiled, and even though she figured it was a mistake, Ashlyn brushed her mouth over
his. Again, not a full-fledged kiss, but it could have qualified as foreplay. Short foreplay.

Part of August TBR

Hey guys welcome to Spooky's Maze Of Books , so I thought I would try something new out, and this is it, on this post your see 16 books I'm going to be reading in August and your find out a little bit about them, like when they come out, if their Netgalley ARC's , Kindle or physical book,. Then if after this post I'll post the next ones that I'm reading, and so on .I'll still be doing my mid month wraps, but this way you can see what I'm reading before hand . 

Title:The Rock Star's Secret Baby

Series:Ballybeg Bad Boys #2)

Author:  Zara Keane 

Genre: Romanc


Oct 19,2015


He’d rocked her world. She’s about to blow up his life.

When a beautiful former fling blasts back into his life, jaded rock star Darko Dunne’s peaceful seclusion on a private island comes to an explosive end. Faced with a band of ruthless criminals and a ticking clock, Darko and Muireann must pool their resources to rescue the baby he never knew he had.



Title:The Last Story of Mina Lee

Genre:literary fiction
HARLEQUIN – Trade Publishing (U.S. & Canada)
 Park Row
Sep 1,2020
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A profoundly moving and unconventional mother-daughter saga, The Last Story of Mina Lee illustrates the devastating realities of being an immigrant in America.

Margot Lee's mother, Mina, isn't returning her calls. It's a mystery to twenty-six-year-old Margot, until she visits her childhood apartment in Koreatown, LA, and finds that her mother has suspiciously died. The discovery sends Margot digging through the past, unraveling the tenuous invisible strings that held together her single mother's life as a Korean War orphan and an undocumented immigrant, only to realize how little she truly knew about her mother.

Interwoven with Margot's present-day search is Mina's story of her first year in Los Angeles as she navigates the promises and perils of the American myth of reinvention. While she's barely earning a living by stocking shelves at a Korean grocery store, the last thing Mina ever expects is to fall in love. But that love story sets in motion a series of events that have consequences for years to come, leading up to the truth of what happened the night of her death.

Told through the intimate lens of a mother and daughter who have struggled all their lives to understand each other, The Last Story of Mina Lee is a powerful and exquisitely woven debut novel that explores identity, family, secrets, and what it truly means to belong
Title;Once in a Blue Moon
Author: Sharon Sala 
Series:Blessings, Georgia #10
Genre:Contemporary romance
Sourcebooks Casablanca
Aug 25,2020
Once in a Blue Moon (Blessings, Georgia, #10)
Rancher Duke Talbot meets Cathy Terry in Blessings by chance. She's new to town, and so grateful to be there—Blessings feels like a safe haven. Cathy is at first hesitant to let anyone get too close, but as their relationship grows and Cathy sees Duke's feelings for her are real, she tells him what really brought her to town—an abusive ex-husband who isn't willing to let her go. When her past starts to catch up with her, she's tempted to keep running, but she's fallen in love with Blessings and with Duke. Having finally found a place to call home, the only place Cathy wants to run is straight into Duke's arms.
Blessings, Georgia Series:
You and Only You (Book 1)
I'll Stand by You (Book 2)
Saving Jake (Book 3)
A Piece of My Heart (Book 4)
The Color of Love (Book 5)
Come Back to Me (Book 6)
Forever My Hero (Book 7)
A Rainbow Above Us (Book 8)
The Way Back to You (Book 9)
Once in a Blue Moon (Book 10)
Title:The Big Book of Reel Murders: Stories That Inspired Great Crime Films
Author :Otto Penzler
Genre: Noir fiction  ( Anthologies)
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Oct 22,2019
Lights! Camera! Action! The latest book in the Big Book series takes us behind the curtain to uncover the stories that became some of the greatest films of the silver screen. There's the W. Somerset Maugham short story that inspired Hitchcock's Secret Agent; Robert Louis Stevenson's horrifying tale that was later turned into the iconic movie The Body Snatcher, starring Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff; Sir Ian Fleming's "From a View to a Kill," later one of Roger Moore's greatest Bond films; and "Cyclists' Raid," the short story that formed the basis for the legendary Brando film The Wild One.

Otto Penzler delivers the director's cut on these classic short stories and the films they gave rise to. So grab your Sno-Caps and a jumbo box of popcorn and curl up with these cinematic tales from the likes of Agatha Christie, Dennis Lehane, Joyce Carol Oates, Dashiell Hammett, O. Henry, Edgar Allan Poe, and Arthur Conan Doyle
Title : Taken
Series: Deep Ops #1.5
Genre Romantic Suspense
Kensington Publishing -Zebra
April 30, 2019
Hunter Holt might be the most stubborn ex-soldier ever born, but when he’s called on to help find a lost foster kid, he jumps into action. Even if it means working with the woman who broke his heart five years ago—the woman who still haunts his dreams . . .

Faye Smith has spent five long years trying to get her life back on track. She knows she should’ve turned toward Hunter and not away from him. But they both had too many demons to destroy. Maybe now they’ll get another chance—and save someone else’s life too . . .

But first they’ll have to stop arguing long enough to trust the Deep Ops team. Hunter was a lost boy himself once. In fact, he ran away from the exact same man, their monster of a father. Now he and Faye will have to unite to find the brother he never knew—and maybe each other .
Title:Brotherhood of the Gun
Series Blood Bond #2)
Author: William W.Johnstone
Genre: Historical Fiction - weston
Kensington Publishing
jun 26, 2018
Young Matt Bodine and Sam Two Wolves became blood brothers on the day the rancher’s son saved the halfbreed’s life, forging a bond no one could ever break. Beneath the Montana big sky, Matt learned the ways of the Cheyenne from his friend. And as years passed, a legend grew of the breed and the white man who rode together—and who could jerk killing iron with the best of them…

The blood brothers ride into the blistering heat and wind of the Arizona badlands. They’re hard on a trail that leads deep into Apache territory toward the Mexican border, where a gang of desperados are running guns to the Apache and white-slaving kidnapped children. Along the way, Matt and Sam hook up with two companions: a prideful mountain man who lost his granddaughter in an Indian raid, and a young woman in search of her brother. Now, with outlaws ahead of them and warring Apaches on every side, it’s time for some hard-case frontier justice along a trail blazed by bullets—and lined with bodies…                                                                                                     
Title : Here to Stay
Author:  Adriana Herrera 
Genre: Contemporary romance
HARLEQUIN - Carina Press
Carina Adores
NetGalley ARC 
August 25 ,2020
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Starting over is more about who you’re with than where you live…

Julia del Mar Ortiz is not having the best year.

She moved to Dallas with her boyfriend, who ended up ditching her and running back to New York after only a few weeks. Left with a massive—by NYC standards, anyway—apartment and a car lease in the scorching Texas heat, Julia is struggling…except that’s not completely true. Running the charitable foundation of one of the most iconic high fashion department stores in the world is serious #lifegoals.

It’s more than enough to make her want to stick it out down South.

The only monkey wrench in Julia’s plans is the blue-eyed, smart-mouthed consultant the store hired to take them public. Fellow New Yorker Rocco Quinn’s first order of business? Putting Julia’s job on the chopping block.

When Julia is tasked with making sure Rocco sees how valuable the programs she runs are, she’s caught between a rock and a very hard set of abs. Because Rocco Quinn is almost impossible to hate—and even harder to resist.
Author:Roan Parrish 
Genre: Contemporary romance ( M/M romance)
HARLEQUIN - Carina Press
Carina Adores
NetGalley ARC
 August 25th 2020 
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It’s not long before their pet-centric arrangement sparks a person-centric desire…
Simon Burke has always preferred animals to people. When the countdown to adopting his own dog is unexpectedly put on hold, Simon turns to the PetShare app to find the fluffy TLC he’s been missing. Meeting a grumpy children’s book illustrator who needs a dog walker isn’t easy for the man whose persistent anxiety has colored his whole life, but Jack Matheson’s menagerie is just what Simon needs.
Four dogs, three cats and counting. Jack’s pack of rescue pets is the only company he needs. But when a bad fall leaves him with a broken leg, Jack is forced to admit he needs help. That the help comes in the form of the most beautiful man he’s ever seen is a complicated, glorious surprise.
Being with Jack—talking, walking, making out—is a game changer for Simon. And Simon’s company certainly…eases the pain of recovery for Jack. But making a real relationship work once Jack’s cast comes off will mean compromise, understanding and lots of love.
Author: Maisey Yates
Series:Gold Valley #10
Genre: Contemporary romance
HARLEQUIN - Romance (U.S. & Canada)
NetGalley ARC
July 21, 2020 
Will Gold Valley’s most honorable cowboy finally claim the woman he’s always wanted?

For as long as brooding cowboy Ryder Daniels has known Sammy Marshall, she has been his sunshine. Her free spirit and bright smile saved him after the devastating loss of his parents and gave him the strength to care for his orphaned family. Only Ryder knows how vulnerable Sammy is, so he’s kept his attraction for his best friend under wraps for years. But what Sammy’s asking for now might be a step too far…

Something has been missing from Sammy’s life, and she thinks she knows what it is. Deciding she wants a baby is easy; realizing she wants her best friend to be the father is…complicated. Especially when a new heat between them sparks to life! When Sammy discovers she’s pregnant, Ryder makes it clear he wants it all. But having suffered the fallout of her parents’ disastrous relationship, Sammy is wary of letting Ryder too close. This cowboy will have to prove he’s proposing out of more than just honor
Author: Jayci Lee 
Series:The Heirs of Hansol #2
Genre:Contemporary romance
HARLEQUIN - Romance (U.S. & Canada)
Harlequin Desire
NetGalley ARC
September 1st 2020 
She’s done waiting for what she really wants…

“If I don’t have you after that kiss,

I’ll burn to dust from the inside out…”

Aspiring fashion designer Adelaide Song wants to prove she’s more than just a pampered heiress. All she needs is a little courage—and the help of deliciously sexy Michael Reynolds, her childhood crush and her brother’s best friend. But when her secret crush turns into an illicit liaison, Adelaide realizes mixing business with pleasure spells trouble for all her plans…
Title: Beyond Power
Series:Florida Wildlife Warriors #2
NetGalley ARC
Sep 1,2020
Sultry romantic suspense set in Florida's untamed wilderness...

When your heart's involved...

If you dare venture beyond Disney's magic and Miami's high-rises, you'll find yourself in Florida's untamed wilderness. A bush pilot and officer for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Josh Tanner is one of the tough cops needed to manage these rugged areas. And the minute he finds Delilah Atwood deep in the woods without a good explanation, he knows something is very wrong...

All the stakes are raised...
Delilah barely escaped her ultra-fundamental militia family years ago. Now she's back to save her sixteen-year-old sister, and no government man is going to stop her. Josh isn't going to stand by and watch Delilah risk her life, but unless he can get her to trust him, she may end up being the next victim
Title: I'll Be Watching You

Previously published as Watching You

Author:Leslie A. Kelly

Series:Hollywood Heat #1


Genre:Romantic Suspense

Mar 31,2020
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She can trust him with her heart, but can she trust him with her life?

Growing up as a foster kid, Jessica Jensen found her escape in movies-especially those starring teen heartthrob Reece Winchester. When she meets him as an adult, he's just as charming, fascinating, and devastatingly handsome as she'd imagined. Before she knows it, Jessica is falling hard. But her real-life Cinderella story is about to take a deadly turn...

Jessica has completely upended everything about Reece's carefully ordered life. There's a reason he's never allowed anyone to get so close to him before. But now that she has, there's a target on her back. Because someone knows that the Winchesters have been hiding some dark family secrets. Someone who is out there waiting to strike. Waiting...and always watching.
Title:All the Lovely Pieces
Thomas & Mercer
Genre:Psychological Fiction
NetGalley ARC
Aug 6,2019
Motherly love can drive her to the absolute edge…

For nine years, Drew Baker has been running from her brutal husband and the dark deeds of the night she left him. Focused on protecting her ten-year-old son, Drew reluctantly settles into a small town, eager to find proof of her husband’s true nature so she can stop looking over her shoulder.

But Drew is also on the run from her own terrible crimes—ones that mean prison and separation from her son should the police catch up to her before her husband does. If only she could remember that night and what really transpired…

Without warning, the unthinkable happens, and Drew is plunged into the most nightmarish situation a woman and mother could imagine. Desperate to save her child, Drew takes matters into her own hands, proving that anyone is capable of darkness, and nowhere is safe for those who fear themselves.
Title: Hollyberry Homicide
Author Sharon Farrow
Series: A Berry Basket Mystery #5
Kensington Publishing 
Genre: cozy mystery 
Sep 29,2020
A cold wind is blowing off Lake Michigan, and murder is scaring the dickens out of everyone . . .

Considering her name, Marlee Jacob is an obvious choice for the role of Jacob Marley in Oriole Point's production of A Christmas Carol. It's just sad that the role has opened up because of the death of the elderly actor who'd originally been cast.

But Marlee, the proprietor of The Berry Basket, will do her best to keep spirits high--that is, until clues start mounting that there's danger behind the scenes. There are accidents on set, the tree in the village square topples over, and worst of all, a body is found with a sprig of holly draped over it. If Marlee can't wrap up the case, she may not have a berry merry Christmas . . .

Includes Berry Recipes!
Hachette Books
Genre: Nonfiction
NetGalley ARC
Nov 12, 2019
Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) Book Award Finalist**

The gripping story of a team of Nazi hunters at the U.S. Department of Justice as they raced against time to expose members of a brutal SS killing force who disappeared in America after World War Two.
In 1990, in a drafty basement archive in Prague, two American historians made a startling discovery: a Nazi roster from 1945 that no Western investigator had ever seen. The long-forgotten document, containing more than 700 names, helped unravel the details behind the most lethal killing operation in World War Two.

In the tiny Polish village of Trawniki, the SS set up a school for mass murder and then recruited a roving army of foot soldiers, 5,000 men strong, to help annihilate the Jewish population of occupied Poland. After the war, some of these men vanished, making their way to the U.S. and blending into communities across America. Though they participated in some of the most unspeakable crimes of the Holocaust, "Trawniki Men" spent years hiding in plain sight, their terrible secrets intact.

In a story spanning seven decades, Citizen 865 chronicles the harrowing wartime journeys of two Jewish orphans from occupied Poland who outran the men of Trawniki and settled in the United States, only to learn that some of their one-time captors had followed. A tenacious team of prosecutors and historians pursued these men and, up against the forces of time and political opposition, battled to the present day to remove them from U.S. soil.

Through insider accounts and research in four countries, this urgent and powerful narrative provides a front row seat to the dramatic turn of events that allowed a small group of American Nazi hunters to hold murderous men accountable for their crimes decades after the war's end.
Title:Stealing the Promised Princess



Kings of California #2

Genre:Contemporary romance
HARLEQUIN - Romance (U.S. & Canada)-Harlequin Presents
NetGalley ARC
Sep 29,2020
I am here to collect payment.

And that payment is you.”

Prince Javier de la Cruz’s goal was simple. Tell heiress Violet King she’s promised in marriage to his brother. His first problem? She refuses. His second problem? Their instant, unwelcome and completely forbidden chemistry!

Makeup entrepreneur Violet prides herself on being thoroughly modern. Devastatingly handsome Javier is everything but! So when he steals her back to his kingdom, why does she decide to go willingly? And when this warrior prince could be innocent Violet’s biggest undoing, why can’t this unexpected princess resist playing with fire
Title:The Killings at Kingfisher Hill: The New Hercule Poirot Mystery
Author:Sophie Hannah 
Series:New Hercule Poirot Mysteries #4
HarperCollins Publishers-William Morrow
Genre:Historical mystery
Sept 15,2020
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The world’s most beloved detective, Hercule Poirot—the legendary star of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express and Death on the Nile—returns in a delectably twisty mystery.

Hercule Poirot is travelling by luxury passenger coach from London to the exclusive Kingfisher Hill estate. Richard Devonport has summoned him to prove that his fiancée, Helen, is innocent of the murder of his brother, Frank. There is one strange condition attached to this request: Poirot must conceal his true reason for being there from the rest of the Devonport family.

On the coach, a distressed woman leaps up, demanding to disembark. She insists that if she stays in her seat, she will be murdered. A seat-swap is arranged, and the rest of the journey passes without incident. But Poirot has a bad feeling about it, and his fears are later confirmed when a body is discovered in the Devonports' home with a note that refers to "the seat that you shouldn’t have sat in."

Could this new murder and the peculiar incident on the coach be clues to solving the mystery of who killed Frank Devonport? And can Poirot find the real murderer in time to save an innocent woman from the gallows?

Galleyathon Round 2

Just found out that this was happening one again in August , from August 10-16th, so I'm going to do it once again, are you going to join me.

Galleyathon Round 2  ~ August 2020

August 10th - 16th #galleyathon t
Galleyathon Round 2 prompts!
- Your newest arc - Your oldest arc - An arc you regret requesting - An arc you're excited for


Hidden Lake

welcome to my review of Hidden Lake

My thoughts
Rating: 5
Would I recommend it?Yes
Would I read more of the series? Yes
Would I read more by this author? Yes
For a first book by a new author , she's  off to a great  start with this series, from the very start it had me hooked and I had to know what happened next . And I'm so glad that I requested as soon as I saw it on Netgalley , it was the title that made it want to get it as well as the cover. And the characters themselves was great as well but my favorite character is Mackenzie. The story line was wrote in a way that once you started reading it had you hook, line and sinker.That no matter how hard you tried to put down the book you just couldn't , because  of suspense, secrets, crime, lies, secrets, friendship and the twist and turns that came at you , and as your  setting at the edge of your set you wounder what else could go wrong, with that said I want to thank NetGalley for letting me read and review it.
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Title: Hidden Lake
Series:(Detective Mackenzie Price #1
Genre:Crime Fiction
August 19th ,2020
How many secrets can one town bury?

When she was just twelve years old, Mackenzie Price came home to find her father bleeding to death on the kitchen floor. She will never forget that night, nor what her mother asked her to do…

Twenty years later, Detective ‘Mack’ Price is back in Lakemore, despite vowing never to return. Determined to atone for the sins of the past, she is unstoppable in her quest for justice.

When eighteen-year-old Abigail Correia goes missing, Mack is convinced that the case is linked to Erica Perez, who disappeared exactly one year before. Unlike Abby, Erica is the daughter of one of the town’s most powerful men, but still no trace of her has been found.

As Mack endeavours to find Abby and bring her back alive, she and her team unearth a shocking secret at the heart of this small town. But that is not the only secret that lurks beneath the surface, as Mack knows only too well…

The first book in the Detective Mack Price series, Hidden Lake is a haunting and utterly unputdownable crime thriller, perfect for fans of Lisa Regan, Angela Marsons and Karin Slaughter


The Bone Field

Welcome to my review of The Bone Field

My thoughts 

Rating: 4

Genre: Historical Fiction 

Series:Harry Przewalski series #1

Would I recommend it? yes

would I read more of this series? Yes in fact I have book 2 to read and review

Would I read more by this author? Yes

While it it slow though out the book for some unknown reasons I ended up liking it a lot more then I thought I would because of it, in fact the pacing helped in a lot of reasons and to name a few  it helped bring the places and descriptions as well as the characters to life, and it even give it the feeling like it was one of my  old detective books or movies that I love t read and watch.Another thing is that the main character was a former-paleontology-student turned private-detective which is way different then anything I've read because even in the old detective stories the main character was a cop of some shorts or even a soldier that become came a detective. And while it was slow like I said before it still had everything that make a great mystery which is Drama, mystery, fights, and plot twists . With that said I want to say think you the publisher as well as the author and Netgalley for letting me read and review it. 



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Author: Leonard Krishtalka


 New Hard-Boiled Detective Series Uncovers Bones, Murder & History.

Paleontologist turned private investigator, Harry Przewalski, excavates the dirty underbelly of people’s lives, unearthing sexual betrayals, treachery, fraud and murder buried beneath the science of petrified shards, skin and bones.  Ultimately, he must face a brutal killing in his own past, when he fled to a desert war and came back with a gun and a license to detect.

In his first case, The Bone Field, Przewalski chases a missing paleontologist across 80 million years of intrigue and death, from a Wyoming bone field of petrified skeletons to the bone rooms of the museum. 
World-renowned museum paleontologist, Peter Marchand, goes missing while leading a dinosaur dig in the sweltering, desert badlands of Wyoming. He has made enemies from his serial womanizing, ruthless dealings, religious blasphemy, and unorthodox theories. Hired to find him, Pittsburgh private detective Harry Przewalski uncovers a tangle of sexual deceit, betrayal, and scientific fraud. Ultimately, he must excavate the nightmares in his own extinct past to keep from being killed.

The first installment in the Harry Przewalski series. The second book in the series is Death Spoke


My Kind of Cowboy

Title : My Kind Of Cowboy 
Series: Wrangles Of Wyoming Series #1
Author: R.C.Ryan
Pages: 656 
Note its 655 pages because it has 2 books in it 
Genre: Romance 
Rating ( just for My Kind Of Cowboy) 5
Brand Merrick is a take-charge cowboy who loves a challenge and being in the thick of the action on his family ranch. When Brand takes a fall from his horse and the town doctor orders physical therapy, he doesn't intend to rest for long. They make a compromise that the physical therapist will come stay on the ranch for six weeks so Brand can do his exercises between his duties running the ranch. But Brand wasn't expecting to be working with beautiful, tough city-girl Avery.

Avery Grant has no patience for the sexy cowboy who makes it clear therapy is a waste of his time. She won't back down, especially since she came to Wyoming for another reason... to get away from the mysterious threats she keeps receiving. But the threats have followed her to the Merrick ranch. And soon, Brand isn't feeling quite so hostile toward his new therapist... in fact, keeping her safe becomes his only priority
Second Book
Cowboy Rebel
Series : Longhorn Canyon #4
By Carolyn Brown
Rating 3
Ever since losing his best friend in a motorcycle accident, Taggart Baker wants to make every moment count. No dare is too dangerous, no adventure too crazy for this cowboy. But after one bad brush with the law, he realizes it's time to ditch his hooligan friends and grow up. Now he's running his own ranch next to the Longhorn Canyon spread in Texas. Still, no one would ever call him tame.

Nikki Grady has worked too hard for her RN license just to throw it away for some reckless cowboy who shows up in her emergency room after a barroom brawl. But she can't help being drawn to Tag's sense of humor and those crystal blue eyes. The more time they spend together, the more she sees his good heart. But just as Tag seems ready to settle down for good, his troubled past comes calling-and this time he won't be able to walk away so easily.

Includes the bonus novella A Wedding on Lavender Hill by Annie Rains: When an event planner is asked to create the perfect wedding in just three days, she must turn to the last person she wants to ask for help -- the infuriating owner of the house on the the hilltop.
My thoughts ( this review is for My Kind Of Cowboy , since I already read Rebel Cowboy last year )
Would I recommend it?Yes 
Would I read more of this series? Yes 
Would I read more of this author? Yes 
This is the first time I've read this author and she's off to a get start with me, one of the things I loved about this book was the close Brand was to his family and the ones that worked for him so much so that they was family themselves, and the love he and his brothers had for land , history and town . Another thing I loved was how even through it was a slow burning romance it worked for the story and took non thing away from it, in fact it helped bring the story to life and which give each character time to shine and that you got to know them better. As for the main characters themselves I loved them , loved how hard working Brand was and how strong and fearless Avery was and how they seemed to be made for them each other. Other thing that made this story so good was the hint of suspense that mixed in really well the story.It also didn't take anything from the story but helped it as well so much so that where the suspense and the romance started and ending it just seemed to blend together and pulled the story together. With that said I want to say thank you to Forever as well NetGalley for letting me read and review it and for sending me a physical copy of . 

His Wife's Sister


Welcome to my review of His Wife's Sister

My thoughts

Rating: 5

Genre: Psychological thriller 

Published May 9th 2020

Would I recommend it? Yes

Would I read more by this author? Yes


First off I wanted to thank the publishers Cherry Tree Publishing as well as NetGalley for letting me read and review it, because by the title alone I would have picked it up to read anyway. Right from the very start your  throwing into the story and after that you don't want to stop reading .

Its fast paced , great character development, good plot. And will i didn't like any of the characters they brought the story to life with their lies and secrets .And it'll put you through the ringer with the ups and downs the author mixes in with this one story. 

 He stole her childhood. Now she wants it back.

A woman is found alone and confused wandering through remote woodland.

She claims to be Mara Sitwell, the little girl who mysteriously vanished from her home nineteen years ago.

She says she was abducted and has been held captive in an underground cell.

But not everyone's convinced she's telling the truth.

Her brother-in-law, Damian, thinks she's hiding a dark secret and so psychologically scarred she's a danger to his young family.

But no one's listening to him.

His only choice is to prove what really happened to Mara.

But the truth is never easy to uncover, especially when it's been buried so deep...

Puppy Kisses

Welcome to my blog tour for Puppy Kisses

My thoughts
Rating: 5 

Would I recommended it? Yes, in fact I would recommend the hole series , since its one of my all time favorite romance series to read over and over again.

Would I read more by this author? Yes

fun and lovable as well as  a cute romance series with adorable puppies and strong women who find their forever home with the men they fall for. And lets not forget  heartwarming as well. The way the author writes this series is in a way that they will pull on your heartstrings and will make you laugh and cry but in a good way , with that said I want to thank SOURCEBOOKS Casablancaas well as NetGalley for letting read and review it . 






Puppy Kisses

by Lucy Gilmore

Publication Date: 5/26/2020


These adorable service puppies are matchmakers in the making…


Dawn Vasquez never takes life too seriously. But when she rescues a golden retriever named Gigi, Dawn begins to imagine what it’d be like to settle down and let someone rely on her for a change. Unfortunately, Adam Dearborn—a handsome, hopelessly buttoned-up cattle rancher in need of a guide dog—has also fallen in love with the little ball of fluff and stubbornly insists that no other animal will do.


Adam isn’t sure what drives him to fight to keep Gigi for himself, but he suspects it has something to do with his growing—and unfortunate—attachment to Dawn. Her whirlwind spirit and sunny disposition might make her a delight to be around, but they also make her unsuited for the difficult life of a rancher. He should be able to put her out of his head. But what’s a love-struck cowboy to do when what he wants and what he needs have never seemed so far apart? And can he allow himself to take a chance on everything Dawn has to offer: puppy kisses, puppy love...and her.


Lucy Gilmore is a contemporary romance author with a love of puppies, rainbows, and happily ever afters. She began her reading (and writing) career as an English literature major and ended as a die-hard fan of romance in all forms. When she’s not rolling around with her two Akitas, she can be found hiking, biking, or with her nose buried in a book. Visit her online at http://lucygilmore.com. She lives in the Spokane, WA area.


Author Website: http://lucygilmore.com.


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Mentioning her lips had to have been some kind of tactic. Just the word—lips—had him remembering their shape and size, the way the bottom one was so much plumper than the top, how good they felt when pressed against his bare skin. She always warned him to scrub hard before he met up with any other women, since she left a trail of lipstick all over his body.


He wasn’t seeing any other women, but there was no way he was telling her that. She already had him under her spell. He didn’t need to be under her power as well.

“Thank you for the offer,” he said tightly. “But I already like—”

“—the one you can’t have,” Dawn finished for him. She was definitely closer now, the unmistakable nonscent of her mixing with the hay and dirt to whirl his senses. “That seems to be a sort of thing with you, doesn’t it?”

He ran his hands through his hair, since it seemed suddenly important that he do something with them. It was also important to do something with this situation. If he let her continue like this, unchecked and uninhibited, there was good chance neither one of them was getting any work done today.

“As I recall, I’ve had you plenty of times already,” he said, a challenge in his voice. “In fact, I bet I could have you right here and now.”

Adam didn’t know if he was the one who’d drawn closer to her or if she’d stepped up to him, but there was no longer anything between them. Not a puppy, not air, definitely not common sense. The jut of her breasts pressed softly against his chest, the toes of her shoes touching the tips of his work boots.

His hands suddenly decided they had minds of their own. Moving forward to clasp her around the waist, they touched silky fabric and heat and a patch of skin where her shirt didn’t quite reach her waistband. That alone should have been enough to stop him—what kind of a person wore a tiny, silken shirt to a working ranch?—but of course he didn’t. That touch of skin set off something inexplicable inside him.

It always did. That was the problem. Words could be ignored and the sound of her laughter pressed deep down inside him, but one graze of his fingertips on her body and he was lost.

“I’ve always wanted to have sex on a pile of hay,” Dawn said, calling his bluff. She arched into his touch, allowing his hand to slide up her back. He encountered nothing but soft skin and the gentle curve of her spine, both of which promised more of the same, should he give in and really cop a feel. Which was tempting for a lot of reasons, including the fact that Dawn was stacked in ways that seemed wholly against nature. “Surely there must be one or two of those in the barn we could try?”

“There are.” He brought his lips close to her ear, though he was careful not to press against the gently pounding pulse below it. The moment the kissing started, all other bets were off—


including the one that had a Great Dane puppy at their feet and a golden retriever puppy napping under Phoebe’s desk. That was the one thing he knew for sure. Dawn had come out here with the sole intention of luring him into lowering his defenses, in using her incredible body and the promise of what it could do to get her own way. She wanted Methuselah, and she’d stop at nothing to get her.

Well, two could play that way. In fact, he was becoming something of an expert at this particular game.

“We could slip in there right now, and no one would know where we are,” he murmured. Dawn arched her neck to give him better access, but he didn’t kiss, didn’t touch. Only teased. “I could throw you into the biggest stack of hay and rip this tiny scrap of a shirt from your body.”

A slight, guttural sound indicated how much she liked the direction this conversation was going. Typical. With Dawn, the anticipation, the clandestine nature of their meetings, was half the fun.

Who was he kidding? Where that woman was concerned, it was probably all the fun.

“No one will think to look for us for hours,” he added, still in that low, crooning voice. “It’ll just be me and you, our bodies slick with sweat.”

Dawn’s hips pressed against his, her arms coiling around his neck so that her entire body could melt against him. This was how she always struck, coiled and soft and yielding.

So he struck back.

“Well, that and the snakes.”

Instead of pulling back, Dawn only laughed and clasped her hands tighter around his neck. “Good thing I happen to like snakes,” she said. Her mouth brushed lightly against his, fluttering like a pair of butterfly wings. “Like the alligators, they make such nice shoes. Purses too.”

Even though Adam’s body thrummed with anticipation, burning hot in all the places it touched hers, he kept his tone level. “We also get the occasional badger, even though they’re pretty rare in these parts. Rats are almost a certainty.”

“Why, Adam Dearborn, are you trying to sweet-talk me?”

No, dammit. He was trying to do the exact opposite. Why did this woman refuse to act like a normal human being? She should run at the mention of rats, not press her hips against his until he ached.

“I’m just making sure you know what you’re getting into, that’s all,” he said. His voice

sounded strained to his own ears. “Things can get pretty nasty out here in the wilderness.”

“That’s funny,” she purred. “So can I.”


Excerpted from Puppy Kisses by Lucy Gilmore. © 2020 by Lucy Gilmore. Used with permission of the publisher, Sourcebooks Casablanca, an imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. All rights reserved.


July Mid Month Wrap up

Its that time of again where I do a mid month wrap of what i read so far in July, 

Books read

Currently reading

Page read


Last favorite


Goodreads Goal 2020: 52
Books reads :234 
Total pages read for July :14
Total pages for the year :4,310
Biggest book read : 1152 pages - still reading it

DNF : 
✴ : 1
✴✴: 0
Kindle :4
Physical ( paperback & hardback) 2
NetGalley :8
Rereads:( includes both Kindle and physical) 3
Big books as of right now 1 since I'm still reading my biggest book
 Book someone picked for me :1
Authors read before; 4
New to me author's:11 ( include NetGalley and Kindle)
Books Delete off Kindle 2  ( includes NetGalley & library books)
Buddy reads: 2
New series started : 5
Currently reading

No One Saw

Welcome to my blog tour of No One Saw

My thoughts

Rating: 5

Would I recommend it? Yes ,in fact I've already started telling some of my friends 

about it.

Would I read more of this series? Yes

Would I read more by this author? Yes

For a second book in a series it was way better then the first one , it started out strong and kept going and not once did I want to put it down. It kept me guessing on who took five-year-old Emma, and there was times I thought that someone in her family might have been the one, I loved the twist and turns and every time I thought I had it figured out I was wrong, as for the characters there was a few that I didn't like and couldn't stand but then there was ones I did like,I especially loved seen the relationships grew between some of the characters. And the interaction between them as well , with that said I would love to say thanks to MIRA as well as NetGalley for letting me read and review it as well as for inventing me to do so. And I can't wait to read more of this series



Social Links:
Author Website
Twitter: @BevLongBooks
Instagram: #BeverlyLong
Facebook: @BeverlyLong.Romance
Author Bio:
Beverly Long’s writing career has spanned more than two decades and twenty novels,
including TEN DAYS GONE, the first book of her A.L. McKittridge series. She writes romantic
suspense with sexy heroes and smart heroines. She can often be found with her laptop in a
coffee shop with a cafe au lait and anything made with dark chocolate by her side.



Author: Beverly Long
ISBN: 9780778309659
Publication Date: June 30, 2020
Publisher: MIRA Books
Buy Links:
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Book Summary:
Detective team A.L. McKittridge and Rena Morgan are back on their beat after solving the brutal
Baywood serial killings, but crime doesn’t rest for long in their small Wisconsin town. In book two
of Beverly Long’s electrifying A.L. McKittridge series, NO ONE SAW (MIRA Mass Market
Paperback; June 30, 2020; $7.99), a child seemingly vanishes from a day care into thin air and
A.L. and Rena must race to bring her home before time runs out.
Baywood police department detective A.L. McKittridge is no stranger to tough cases, but when
five-year-old Emma Whitman disappears from her day care, there isn’t a single shred of
evidence to go on. There are no witnesses, no trace of where she might have gone. There’s
only one thing A.L. and his partner, Rena Morgan, are sure of—somebody is lying.

With the clock ticking, A.L. and Rena discover their instincts are correct: all is not as it seems.
The Whitmans are a family with many secrets, and A.L. and Rena must untangle a growing web
of lies if they’re going to find the thread that leads them to Emma... before it’s too late.



With a week’s worth of mail in one hand, A.L. McKittridge unlocked his apartment door with the
other. Then he dragged his carry-on suitcase inside, almost tripping over Felix, who had uncharacteristically
left his spot by the window where the late afternoon sun poured in. He tossed the collection of envelopes and
free weekly newspapers onto his kitchen table and bent down to scratch his cat. “You must have missed me,”
he said. “Wasn’t Rena nice to you?”
His partner had sent a text every day. Always a picture. Felix eating. Felix taking a dump. Felix giving
himself a bath. No messages. Just visual confirmation that all was well while he was off in sunny California,
taking a vacation for the first time in four years.
I can take care of your damn cat, she’d insisted. And while he hadn’t wanted to bother her because
she’d have plenty to do picking up the slack at work, she was the only one he felt he could ask. His ex-wife
Jacqui would have said no. His just turned seventeen-year-old daughter, Traci, would have been willing but he
hadn’t liked the idea of her coming round to an empty apartment on her own.
Baywood, Wisconsin—population fifty thousand and change—was generally pretty safe but he didn’t
believe in taking chances. Not with Traci’s safety. She’d been back in school for just a week. Her senior year.
How the hell was that even possible? College was less than a year away.
No wonder his knees ached. He was getting old.
Or maybe it was flying coach for four hours. But the trip had been worth it. Tess had wanted to see the
ocean. Wanted to face her nemesis, she’d claimed. And she’d been a champ. Had stood on the beach where
less than a year earlier, she’d almost died after a shark had ripped off a sizable portion of her left arm. Had
lifted her pretty face to the wind and stared out into the vast Pacific.
She hadn’t surfed. Said she wasn’t ready for that yet. But he was pretty confident that she’d gotten the
closure that she’d been looking for. She’d slept almost the entire flight home, her head resting on A.L.’s
shoulder. On the hour-plus drive from Madison to Baywood, she’d been awake but quiet. When he’d dropped
her off at her house, she hadn’t asked him in.
He wasn’t offended. He’d have said no anyway. After a week together, they could probably both
benefit from a little space. Their relationship was just months old and while the sex was great and the
conversation even better, neither of them wanted to screw it up by jumping in too fast or too deep.
Now he had groceries to buy and laundry to do. It was back to work tomorrow. He grabbed the handle
of his suitcase and was halfway down the hall when his cell rang. He looked at the number. Rena. Probably
wanted to make sure he was home and Felix-watch was over. “McKittridge,” he answered.
“Where are you?”
“Oh, thank God.”
He let go of his suitcase handle. Something was wrong. “What’s up?” he asked.
“We’ve got a missing kid. Five-year-old female. Lakeside Learning Center.”
Missing kid. Fuck. He glanced at his watch. Just after 6:00. That meant they had less than two hours
of daylight left. “I’ll be there in ten minutes.”

The Lakeside Learning Center on Oak Avenue had a fancier name than building. It was a two-story
building with brown clapboard siding on the first floor and tan vinyl siding on the second. There wasn’t a lake
in sight.

The backyard was fenced with something a bit nicer than chain link but not much. Inside the fence
was standard playground equipment: several small plastic playhouses, a sandbox on legs and a swing set. The
building was located at the end of the block in a mixed-use zone. Across from the front door and on the left
were single-person homes. To the right, directly across Wacker Avenue, was a sandwich shop, and kitty-corner
was a psychic who could only see the future on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
A.L. took all this in as he beached his SUV in a no parking zone. Stepped over the yellow tape and
made a quick stop to sign in with the cop who was at the door.
everybody who entered and exited the crime scene.
Once he was inside, his first impression was that the inside was much better than the outside. The
interior had been gutted, erasing all signs that this had once been the downstairs of a 1960s two-story home.
There was a large open space to his right. On the far wall hung a big-screen television and on the wall directly
opposite the front door were rows of shelves, four high, stacked with books, games and small toys.
It was painted in a cheery yellow and white and the floor was a light gray tile. There was plenty of
natural light coming through the front windows. The hallway he was standing in ran the entire length of the
building and ended in a back door.
There was a small office area to his left. The door was open and there was a desk with a couple guest
chairs. The space looked no bigger than ten feet by ten feet and was currently empty.
He sent Rena a text. Here.
A door at the far end of the hallway opened and Rena and a woman, middle-aged and white, dressed
in khaki pants and a dark green button-down shirt, appeared. Rena waved at him and led the woman in his
direction. “This is my partner, Detective McKittridge,” she said to the woman. She looked at A.L. “Alice
Quest. Owner and director of Lakeside Learning Center.”
A.L. extended a hand to the woman. She shook it without saying anything.
“If you can excuse us,” Rena said to the woman. “I’d like to take a minute and bring Detective
McKittridge up to speed.”
Alice nodded and stepped into the office. She pulled the door shut but not all the way. Rena motioned
for A.L. to follow her. She crossed the big room and stopped under the television.
“What do we have?” he asked.
“Emma Whitman is a five-year-old female who has attended Lakeside Learning Center for the last
two years. Her grandmother, Elaine Broadstreet, drops her off on Mondays and Wednesdays between 7:15 and
Today was Wednesday. “Did that happen today?”
“I have this secondhand, via her son-in-law who spoke to her minutes before I got here. It did.”
The hair on the back of A.L.’s neck stood up. When Traci had been little, she’d gone to day care. Not
at Lakeside Learning Center. Her place had been bigger. “How many kids are here?” he asked.
“Forty. No one younger than three. No one older than five. They have two rooms, twenty kids to a
room. Threes and early fours in one room. Older fours and fives in the other. Two staff members in each room.
So four teachers. And a cook who works a few hours midday. And then there’s Alice. She fills in when a staff
member needs a break or if someone is ill.”
Small operation. That didn’t mean bad. “Where are the other staff?”
“Majority of the kids get picked up by 5:30. According to Alice, she covers the center by herself from
5:30 to 6:00 most days to save on payroll costs. Emma Whitman is generally one of the last ones to be picked
up. Everybody else was gone tonight and she’d already locked the outside door around 5:45 when the father
pulled up and pounded on the door. At first, she assumed that somebody else had already picked up Emma.
But once Troy called his wife and the grandmother, the only other people allowed to pick her up, she called

Kara Wiese, one of Emma’s teachers, who said that Emma hadn’t been there all day. That was the first time
Alice had thought about the fact that the parents had not reported an absence. She’d been covering for an ill
staff member in the classroom that Emma is not assigned to.”
Perfect fucking storm.

Excerpted from No One Saw by Beverly Long, Copyright ©​ 2020 by Beverly Long.

Published by MIRA Books



Book Haul

Haven't done a book a while so I thought I do one, and its a some what big with a mix of NetGalley  and kindle boos ( some I bought and the rest I got for free)

Free Kindle books
Immortal Protector by Ursula BauerOf Potions and Portents (Sister Witches of Raven Falls Cozy Mysteries Series, #1) by Nyx HalliwellLovers at Heart, Reimagined (Love in Bloom The Bradens #1) by Melissa FosterThe Marriage Effect (Washington Wolves, #3) by Karla SorensenUs, Again by Elle MaxwellBig Gray A Romantic Comedy (In The Dark) by Ina CarterFalling for the Highlander A Time Travel Romance (Enchanted Falls Trilogy, Book 1) by Emma PrinceEverything a Lady Craves A Historical Regency Romance Book by Meghan SloanKimber (Elyrian Chronicles #1) by L.K. HingeyCrosswinds by A.E. MaxwellSpecial Agent Charli (Undercover FBI Book 6) by Mimi BarbourHunted (Wounded Warriors #1) by Aurelia SkyeElements of Desire Protectors of the Wild, Book III by Piper CollinsThe Unnaturals (The Unnaturals Series Book 1) by Jessica MeigsSweet Saboteur (The Cozy Café Mysteries #1) by C.A. PhippsBy Reason of Insanity (David Brunelle Legal Thriller #3) by Stephen PennerFoul Player (Dr. Jillian Sanders, #1) by Sue ParkerBlaze of Glory (Prospect Springs Shifters, #1) by Mandy M. RothDon’t Stop Bewitching (Bewitchingly Ever After #1) by Mandy M. RothDeath in the Dark Walk (John Rawlings Book 1) by Deryn LakeSeeker’s World by K.A. RileyShifters At Midnight by Kristen MiddletonThe Girl in the Woods by Lorna DounaevaBeloved Legends of the Vampires Box Set by Emma NightBone Maker (Will Finch Mystery, #1) by D.F. BaileyStone Eater (Will Finch Mystery, #2) by D.F. BaileyFire Dragon's Bride (High House Draconis, #1) by Riley StormAlex Hoffmann Five Exciting Thrillers, One Riveting Series by Leslie WolfeFire Born Dragon (Rule 9 Academy Book 1) by Elizabeth RainWolfsong, Part One Capture of the Miner's Son (The Wolfsong Saga Book 1) by Jake CodySilver Serpent by Michael DeAngeloThe Vanishing Point by Val McDermidLeft Cynthia MacLean by Cynthia MacLean
Bought Kindle books

Delta Force Defender

My thoughts

Rating: 4

Would I recommend it? Yes

Would I read more of the series ?Yes, because I already book one and was hooked. 

Would I read more by of this author? Yes

First off I want to thank Berkley Publishing Group for once again letting me revisit  Alaska's Grizzly Harbor and the men who defend the town as well as the people and as well as met their forever loves. IN this one we get to meet  Caradine and see more of 
Isaac as well as get more of their background stories. The one of the things I loved about the two main characters was their inter acting between the two as well as well as the inter acting between Issac and his group of men that was more like family then anything else. Other thing I loved was how  the descriptions and how you get such a sense of the locale, the family feel of the town, and the business.And with each turn of the page I wanted more of the story,because it  had me on the edge of my set, completely lost in the story and I couldn't put it down if I wanted to. With that said I also want to thank NetGalley for letting me read and review it as well.


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Title: Delta Force Defender

Series: Alaska Force #4

Author: Megan Crane 


Genre: Romance

Books in Series:

1:SEAL's Honor :Blue Hendricks & Everly Campbell

2:Sniper's Pride:Griffin Cisneros & Mariah McKenna 

3:Sergeant's Christmas Siege : Templeton Cross &  Kate Holiday 

4: Delta Force Defender: Isaac Gentry &  Caradine Scott


Return to Alaska's Grizzly Harbor where danger strikes with arctic precision and love thaws the coldest hearts in the new romantic suspense from USA Today bestselling author Megan Crane.

After an explosion that should have killed her, Caradine Scott barely escaped her criminal family by leaving her old identity behind her. These days she runs the Water's Edge Café in a rugged little town on the edge of nowhere, vowing never to let anyone close to her again.

Isaac Gentry is back home after his career in the military, playing the part of an unassuming local in Grizzly Harbor, while also overseeing Alaska Force's special ops work as the leader and commanding officer he was in the Marines and beyond. He has better things to do than obsess over a woman who claims she hates him, but every glimpse he gets of the vulnerability beneath her prickly exterior is a distraction...and a challenge he can't ignore.

When Caradine's demons catch up with her, her café isn't the only thing that blows up. Her past pushes them together, and closer to a future that's been waiting for them all this time. They just have to survive long enough to enjoy it

Welcome to my blog tour for Just Like That


My thoughts :
Would I recommend it? Yes ( but only to those who like or even love these types of romance)
Would I read more of the series? Yes
Would I read more of this author? Yes

Trigger Warnings:this might not be for you because of this, and I always try to post this type of wrong when it comes to these types of books since I know their not everyone's cup of tea.
same sex relationship
different age ( one is 25 and the other is 46)
PTSD flashbacks
MC with chronic anxiety, panic attacks, anxiety responses
comment on weight, told “too thin
bullying, harassment
Now on to what I thought
First off I want to thank the publisher for inviting me to read and review this, especially since this is a new to me author and this is one type of romance I love to read which is male/male.Another thing I liked about this is besides it been a romance and a male with male at ,is how the author talks about have the different types of anxiety as well as attacks, and how the characters Summer and Fox talks about them , and even though Summer has trouble with them he still want to help the students even if its only by talking to them one on one , another thing I liked about this story was how much Summer comes into himself and how Fox comes to understand that its ok for him to love someone and be loved back, and while its a slow building romance , it works well for this story because it makes the characters seem more real, and the author brings the story to life as well by mentioning what I listed above. With that said I would also like to thank NetGalley for letting me read and review it as well.







Title: Just Like That
Author: Cole McCade
Series: Albin Academy, #1
Length: 320 pages
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Imprint: Carina Press (Carina Adores)
On-Sale: June 30, 2020
Format: Trade Paperback *ebook and audio formats also available!
Price: $14.99 U.S.
ISBN: 9781335146458
Book Description: Summer Hemlock never meant to come back to
Omen, Massachusetts.

But with his mother in need of help, Summer has no choice but to return to his hometown, take
up a teaching residency at the Albin Academy boarding school—and work directly under the
man who made his teenage years miserable.
Professor Fox Iseya
Forbidding, aloof, commanding: psychology instructor Iseya is a cipher who’s always fascinated
and intimidated shy, anxious Summer. But that fascination turns into something more when the
older man challenges Summer to be brave. What starts as a daily game to reward Summer with
a kiss for every obstacle overcome turns passionate, and a professional relationship turns
quickly personal.
Yet Iseya’s walls of grief may be too high for someone like Summer to climb…until Summer’s
infectious warmth shows Fox everything he’s been missing in life.
Now both men must be brave enough to trust each other, to take that leap.
To find the love they’ve always needed…
Just like that.
In Just Like That, critically acclaimed author Cole McCade introduces us to Albin Academy: a
private boys’ school where some of the world’s richest families send their problem children to
learn discipline and maturity, out of the public eye.

Carina Press Blog Tour Program: Just Like That by Cole McCade


Title and Author Details

Carina Adores is home to highly romantic contemporary love stories featuring beloved
romance tropes, where LGBTQ+ characters find their happily-ever-afters.

A new Carina Adores title is available each month:
 The Girl Next Door by Chelsea M. Cameron (available now!)
 The Hideaway Inn by Philip William Stover (available now!)
 Hairpin Curves by Elia Winters (available July 28, 2020
 Better Than People by Roan Parrish (available August 25, 2020)
 Full Moon in Leo by Brooklyn Ray (available September 29, 2020)
 If You Can’t Stand the Heat by KD Fisher (available October 27, 2020)
 Just Like Us by Cole McCade (available November 24, 2020)


Buy Links
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1335146458
Barnes &Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/just-like-that-cole-mccade/1135613577
Apple Books: https://books.apple.com/us/book/just-like-that/id1491922418
Google Play:https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Cole_McCade_Just_Like_That?id=tsbEDwAAQBAJ

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/just-like-that-12


Cole McCade is a New Orleans-born Southern boy without the Southern accent, currently
residing somewhere in Seattle. He spends his days as a suit-and-tie corporate consultant and
business writer, and his nights writing contemporary romance and erotica that flirts with the
edge of taboo—when he’s not being tackled by two hyperactive cats.
He also writes genre-bending science fiction and fantasy tinged with a touch of horror and
flavored by the influences of his multiethnic, multicultural, multilingual background as Xen. He
wavers between calling himself bisexual, calling himself queer, and trying to figure out where
“demi” fits into the whole mess—but no matter what word he uses he’s a staunch advocate of
LGBTQIA and POC representation and visibility in genre fiction. And while he spends more time
than is healthy hiding in his writing cave instead of hanging around social media, you can
generally find him in these usual haunts:
 Website &; Blog:: http://blackmagicblues.com/
 Twitter: https://twitter.com/thisblackmagic
 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/xen.cole
 Tumblr: https://thisblackmagic.tumblr.com/
 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thisblackmagic/
 BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/cole-mccade
 Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/ColeMcCadeBooks




“Extinguisher first, then sand,” the voice ordered. “Dr. Liu, if you insist on getting in the way,
at least make yourself useful and remove anything else flammable from the vicinity of the blaze.
Quickly, now. Keep your mouths covered.”
Summer’s entire body tingled, prickled, as if his skin had drawn too tight. That voice—that
voice brought back too many memories. Afternoons in his psychology elective class, staring
down at his textbook and doodling in his notebook and refusing to look up, to look at anyone,
while that voice washed over him for an hour. Summer knew that voice almost better than the
face attached to it, every inflection and cadence, the way it could command silence with a quiet
word more effectively than any shout.
And how sometimes it seemed more expressive than the cold, withdrawn expression of the
man he remembered, standing tall and stern in front of a class of boys who were all just a little
bit afraid of him.
Summer had never been afraid, not really.
But he hadn’t had the courage to whisper to himself what he’d really felt, when he’d been a
hopeless boy who’d done everything he could to be invisible.
Heart beating harder, he followed the sound of that voice to the open doorway of a smoke-
filled room, the entire chemistry lab a haze of gray and black and crackling orange; from what he
could tell a table was…on fire? Or at least the substance inside a blackened beaker was on fire,
belching out a seemingly never-ending, impossible billow of smoke and flame.
Several smaller fires burned throughout the room; it looked as though sparks had jumped to
catch on notebooks, papers, books. Several indistinct shapes alternately sprayed the conflagration
with fire extinguishers and doused it with little hand buckets of sand from the emergency kit in
the corner of the room, everyone working clumsily one-handed while they held wet paper towels
over their noses and mouths with the other.
And standing tall over them all—several teachers and older students, it looked like—was the
one man Summer had returned to Omen to see.
Professor Iseya.
He stood head and shoulders above the rest, his broad-shouldered, leanly angular frame as
proud as a battle standard, elegant in a trim white button-down tucked into dark gray slacks,
suspenders striping in neat black lines down his chest. Behind slim glasses, his pale, sharply
angled gray eyes flicked swiftly over the room, set in a narrow, graceful face that had only
weathered with age into an ivory mask of quiet, aloof beauty.
The sleek slick of his ink-black hair was pulled back from his face as always—but as always,
he could never quite keep the soft strands inside their tie, and several wisped free to frame his
face, lay against his long, smooth neck, pour down his shoulders and back. He held a damp paper
towel over his mouth, neatly folded into a square, and spoke through it to direct the frazzled-
looking group with consummate calm, taking complete control of the situation.
And complete control of Summer, as Iseya’s gaze abruptly snapped to him, locking on him
from across the room. “Why have you not evacuated?” Iseya demanded coldly, his words

Carina Press Blog Tour Program: Just Like That by Cole McCade


precise, inflected with a softly cultured accent. “Please vacate the premises until we’ve contained
the blaze.”
Summer dropped his eyes immediately—habit, staring down at his feet. “Oh, um—I came to
help,” he mumbled through the collar of his shirt.
A pause, then, “You’re not a student. Who are you?”
That shouldn’t sting.
But then it had been seven years, he’d only been in two of Iseya’s classes…and he’d changed,
since he’d left Omen.
At least, he hoped he had.
That was why he’d run away, after all. To shake off the boy he’d been; to find himself in a big
city like Baltimore, and maybe, just maybe…
Learn not to be so afraid.
But he almost couldn’t bring himself to speak, while the silence demanded an answer. “I’m
not a student anymore,” he corrected, almost under his breath. “It’s…it’s me. Summer. Summer
Hemlock. Your new TA.” He made himself look up, even if he didn’t raise his head, peeking at
Iseya through the wreathing of smoke that made the man look like some strange and ghostly
figure, this ethereal spirit swirled in mist and darkness. “Hi, Professor Iseya. Hi.”