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Welcome back to Lakeside Cottage!




A grumpy, newly divorced, single father meets a ray of sunshine in this small town, second-chance romance.


RELEASE DATE: September 16, 2021.




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She didn’t want a one-night stand. He couldn’t promise more than a ten-day fling. Sometimes compromise is all you need.


Zack Weller is timely, orderly, and meticulous. Too bad his seven-year-old, twin sons are hellions. With his divorce final, a two-week vacation beckons him to his best friend’s cottage. Unfortunately, he can’t help the magnetic pull of memories from the house next door—the one that was once his childhood home—or fight the force of nature in the naked woman sunbathing in that backyard.


River Nagle is a free spirit. She understands the trials and tribulations some people face and offers the compassion to deal with them head on. When she inherits a lakeside home, she takes the blessing for what it’s worth: a gift and a new beginning. Until one day two little boys make themselves at home in the tree fort in her backyard and she meets their hot, growly dad who steals her wine, her time, and her heart.


Newly divorced, single father grump meets a ray of sunshine, next-door neighbor in this small town, second chance romance where learning to love over 40 works with the right teacher.



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– Grumpy single dad

– Rambunctious twins

– Ray of sunshine, next-door neighbor

– Over 40 romance

– Second chance at love

– Lakeside shenanigans


My Review...

Lakeside Cottage

Oh this series is nothing short of perfection! This second book in this series is Zack and River’s story, and what a story it is.

Coming back to Lakeside Cottage is a newly divorced Zack and his young twins. He is trying hard to connect with his sons and fulfilling his friend’s dying wish.

River is new to the neighborhood, inheriting the house next door. Her past is her own and she embraces her new home and a new fresh start.

Friendships and relationships mix together beautifully. These characters have experienced life, love and loss and yet are still able to find hope again. 

Reading Zack’s struggle, his wanting to be a better father than his own and his warring feelings for River really pulled at my heartstrings. I wanted to shake him and wrap him up in a hug at the same time. 

River’s career makes her one of the most empathic characters I have ever read, her heart was overflowing with feelings and full of forgiveness.  She was truly an angel sent from above.

The compromises and negotiations in the relationship between Zack and River were swoony, steamy and oh so smexy! 

I have been a huge fan of Ms. Dunbar’s from almost the beginning of her career, and every book she writes continues to amaze me with her imagination and writing talent! Another jewel in the crown for the Queen of Over 40 Romances!


KISS AND DON’T TELL by Meghan Quinn

Release Date: September 21st



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I can’t seem to keep my hands off her. No matter what I try, I’m drawn to her. My hands need to stroke her. I need that connection.

And while we were in the gym, there was a hell of a lot more I wanted to do with her, and it didn’t involve lifting weights. I wanted to lie down across the bench and pin her there while I found out what her lips tasted like. Push her up against the mirror and watch her face as I slowly peeled down her bike shorts to expose that beautiful ass of hers. I wanted to make her know what it feels like to be with a real man. A man who would take care of her.

My will is slipping with her. I can feel it, especially the frustration I felt when she suggested asking one of the other guys to take her into town.

Screw that.

I would’ve been pissed.

She thinks she’s taking up too much of my time, when really, I want more of hers. And I want to be the one who shows her the town of Banff. I want to see her face light up when she takes in the picturesque views. Not Eli . . . because I know that’s who would probably take her if she asked.

Dressed in a pair of navy-blue chino shorts and a simple white T-shirt, I head down the hallway, slipping past her door and into the main living space. The boys are gathered at the table, plates of eggs in front of them, Stephan at the helm in the kitchen.

The chatter at the table slowly dies out as I walk by them, and I know I’m about to get shit because normally I wouldn’t be dressed like this. If Winnie weren’t here, we’d all be in a pair of athletic shorts and no shirt, but that’s not the case.




Five hockey players, a cabin in the woods . . . and little old me, Winnie Berlin.

Sounds like the start of a fantasy, right? But it’s not. It’s my reality.

It all started when I got lost in the middle of the Canadian Rockies. A wicked thunderstorm sent my car mud sliding into a ditch and for a girl whose survival skills involve finding the nearest Starbucks, I was in deep trouble.

Forced to abandon my car in search of help, I stumbled upon a cabin in the middle of nowhere. Soaking wet, irritated, and in desperate need of a hot shower, I knocked on the door for help only to be greeted by five boisterous, burly, and insanely attractive men.

Not just men.

Professional hockey players.

I hit the motherload of fantasies, right? Wrong.

Because as it turns out, one of them is my ex-boyfriend’s half-brother. And when I end up crashing in their spare bedroom for the night, things take a very unexpected turn.

I’m not sure any amount of survival skills can protect my heart from Vancouver Agitators star goalie, Pacey Lawes. But as long as we kiss and don’t tell, maybe everything will be okay . . .

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USA Today Bestselling Author, wife, adoptive mother, and peanut butter lover. Author of romantic comedies and contemporary romance, Meghan Quinn brings readers the perfect combination of heart, humor, and heat in every book.

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Release Date: August 24th

Genre/Tropes: Romantic Comedy/Contemporary Romance

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In this steamy tale by USA Today bestselling author Meghan Quinn, an American searching for her purpose escapes to a Scottish town but finds more questions than answers when she meets a brooding yet handsome handyman.


Freshly fired from her third job in a row, Bonnie St. James has lost her way. So when she and her best friend stumble upon a “help wanted” post to run a coffee shop in the Scottish Highlands, they apply on a whim. Who knows? Maybe traveling to a new place is just what she needs to figure out her next move.


When the friends arrive in the tiny idyllic town of Corsekelly, they instantly fall for the gorgeous Highland landscape and friendly townspeople. But Bonnie finds a less-than-warm welcome in Rowan MacGregor, the rugged local handyman. Busy wrestling his own demons, Rowan’s in no mood to deal with the quirky American—even if she is a bonny lass.


As Bonnie and Rowan’s paths inevitably cross, insults—and sparks—fly. Can the pair build on their similarities to help each other find purpose and direction…and maybe romance too? Or will their passionate tempers fling them apart?




“I know you would have done the same for me.” I move my hands slowly across his chest. “Rowan?”


“Does this mean . . . we’re starting something?”

“Are you fishing for a date, lass?”

“Wouldn’t hurt you to ask, you know.”


And I wait . . . and wait . . . and wait.

“Uh, are you going to ask?”

“On my terms, Bonnie. Now just go to sleep.”

“On your terms—what does that even mean?”

“Means I’ll ask when I ask.”

“Well, I can’t wait around forever, you know. I’m fresh meat in a Scottish meat market. I might be asked out tomorrow, and because you never asked me out, I would take that date.”

“Then take it,” he says casually.

I pinch his side, and he barely flinches. “You’re not supposed to say that.”

“I know you wouldn’t take it. You’re too infatuated with me.”

“Oh, now you did it,” I exclaim. “Now I’m going to go ask Lieth out just to spite you.”

He chuckles. “Good luck. I heard he likes to lick necks on first dates.”

“Well, then he’s the perfect man for me.”



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USA Today Bestselling Author, wife, adoptive mother, and peanut butter lover. Author of romantic comedies and contemporary romance, Meghan Quinn brings readers the perfect combination of heart, humor, and heat in every book.


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My Review...

If Scotland wasn’t already on my bucket list, this newest story from the remarkable Meghan Quinn would definitely be put on the top now.

You can feel the heart, heat and humor in this story, a signature of Ms. Quinn and also what makes her writing talent shine. This story is going to give you all the feels! I laughed, cried and swooned throughout this tale. 

This is Rowan and Bonnie’s tale, but it’s so much more. Their chemistry was amazing and I loved the way that they pushed each other’s buttons. Bonnie is struggling to find her place in the world and Rowan is trying to adjust and live the way that he thinks his family wants him to. To read how their relationship grew and bloomed was fantastic.

This is a story of friendships, family and coming to terms with choices made. It’s also about trying to figure out your place in the world. I absolutely loved the little town of Corkskelly and all of its inhabitants. I loved the sense of community. I loved the whole world that Ms. Quinn created with this story, from Fergus to the Boaby Stone and everything in between! 

This story is in the running for my “Best of 2021 Reads”!

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Release Date: August 2, 2021

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Who does that sexy silver fox think he is, sitting in her spot in the Busy Bean Cafe?

Over forty, with zero filter, Rita Kaplan loves her coffee, her hiking boots, and her law practice. Life hasn’t always been carefree, though, and Rita’s past holds the scars of poor decisions after deep loss. She survived, though, and no smirky silver fox is going to get in the way of her happiness. Even if he knows how to use his drill, screwdriver, and every other tool in his box to tempt her . . .

Former arson investigator Jake Drummond could add ex-con to his resume if he had one. Instead, he’s serving the final year of his sentence on probation. This involves mandatory AA meetings, hosted by a feisty local attorney, and working on a renovation project, supervised by the same annoyingly attractive whirlwind, who also believes she owns the exclusive rights to a comfy couch in his new favorite coffee shop. Soon she’s everywhere, including the few places she shouldn’t be–like in his bed and in his heart. 

Can opposites lower their walls and construct something everlasting . . . or will their connected past lead to demolition for two hearts in need of a rebuild?

My Review...

Busy Bean Cafe

Ms. Dunbar is by far one of my favorite authors, the original queen of over 40 romance. Now she takes it up another notch with this newest story set in Sarina Bowen’s True North.

This is the story of Rita and Jake. This story is full of heart, heat, and oh my me, the surprises and how fate plays into this story are breathtaking!

Rita is finally finding a new normal for herself, after tragedies, she has found her footing in her work and volunteer duties. She feels she is at the age where true love doesn’t happen twice and she will be alone. But boy am I glad she is proved wrong.

Oh my me, Jake is the ultimate stud, the handsome, flirty, and smoking hot hero. He too has been dealing with tragedies of his own and he is biding his time until he is finally free.

The sparks between Rita and Jake are blazing hot, their chemistry is on fire and the smexy times between these two make a vintage gal like myself have hope for the future! (Hee hee)

I am always grateful and admired the way that Ms. Dunbar can write her older characters with just as much heat and love as anyone else. It makes a gal feel like even though I am over 40, we can still be wild, crazy, and love hard!

Absolutely stellar story and I hope you all read this!

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Release Date: August 2, 2021


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When the prize is love, sometimes you get stung. But if you’re lucky, you just might hit the sweet spot…  

Juliana Burton needs a medal at Speakeasy’s beer festival to push her brand-new, woman-owned brewery into the spotlight. She thinks she knows just how to do it, too–with a beer made exclusively from Vermont ingredients. Hops, check. Barley, check. But what she really needs is the best honey in the state. Too bad the only thing standing in her way is six feet tall, smokin’ sexy, and her secret high school crush.

After a very public disaster in Boston, Riggs Lyon is home with his teenage son in tow.  Riggs is taking over the family beekeeping business with an eye to offload it and start life over somewhere where “Lyin’ Lyon” isn’t a joke. Selling honey to Juliana doesn’t make business sense. She can’t afford the high prices Lyon honey fetches in specialty shops and farmer’s markets. But somehow, he’s having trouble saying no to anything she asks him for, whether it’s in the hive or in the bedroom.


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Speakeasy Taproom

I have loved Mae’s books from the beginning of her writing career and to say she keeps getting better and better is an understatement.

With this newest novel, Ms. Wood has charmed me. You tell by the words she writes that the work she puts into each story is amazing. The background and behind-the-scenes knowledge she acquires is truly awe-inspiring. 

She is able to explain the complex careers of beekeeping and beer brewing and turn that knowledge into something that readers will appreciate. For me, it was a learning experience wrapped into an absolutely lovely romance.

I loved Riggs and Juliana, I loved that they had life experience and wisdom, I like that they were of a more vintage age and they were both knowledgeable in their strengths and also willing to see that it’s OK to be vulnerable. 

The smexy times were absolutely breathtaking! And hotter than a pepper sprout!

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Release Date: July 27th


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✔️ Friends to scorching-hot lovers

✔️ Workplace romance

✔️ Brooding British billionaire

✔️ One night stand that comes back to bite the next morning



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The first time I meet Madison Shore, I’m greeted by her knickers. She’s upside down and trying to untangle herself from my chair at a wedding.


I get to see a whole lot more of her later that night.


The second time I meet Madison Shore is in my London office. Turns out she’s a journalist writing an article about me.


To keep control of my company, I need to convince people I’m more serious about business than my playboy reputation suggests. Madison holds my future in her hands.


Now I just need to convince the woman I took to bed on Saturday night that I’m not the player everyone thinks I am.


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About the Author:

USA Today bestselling author, Louise Bay writes sexy, contemporary romance novels – the kind she likes to read.


Ruined by bonk-busters and sexy mini-series of the eighties Louise loves all things sexy and romantic. There’s not enough of it in real life so she disappears into the fictional worlds in books and films.


Louise loves the rain, the West Wing, London, days when she doesn’t have to wear make-up, being on her own, being with friends, elephants and champagne.


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My Review...

Another fantastic story set in the beautiful country of England! I love Ms. Bay’s stories, it teaches me even more about the culture, the language (Queen’s English) and just the swoons!

This is the story of the quirky Madison and the private Nathan.

I enjoyed how Nathan and Madison’s personalities blended perfectly, not smoothly, with enough realism to really keep me intrigued in the story. 

I loved the humor and the dialogue between the characters was fresh and dynamic! 

Ms. Bay has yet to disappoint me with her stories! Another terrific read!


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𝗕𝗿𝗶𝗯𝗲𝗱, 𝗮 𝗵𝗼𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗮𝗹𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗿𝗼𝗺𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗰 𝘀𝘂𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗻𝘀𝗲 𝗯𝘆 𝗥𝗲𝗯𝗲𝗰𝗰𝗮 𝗦𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗽 𝗶𝘀 𝗟𝗜𝗩𝗘!

#𝟭-𝗰𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗸 𝘁𝗼𝗱𝗮𝘆!!


Lennon Love Clarke needs to put on a good show.

With her reputation sinking, the famous actress has no choice but to grin and bear it because the tabloids were better than the truth. If only Lenni could remember what that wasand who is stalking her. Now, she’s in hiding—or would be if her new bodyguard hadn’t found her first.

Dante Lozano is Covington Security’s very own Casanova. With model muscles and a megawatt smile, he’s their most popular security specialist. So, it’s surprising when the gorgeous woman wandering along the highway wants none of his help—especially since she’s the one who hired him.

Lenni doesn’t know who to trust, and the hot Italian bodyguard whose smile makes her unmentionables melt doesn’t seem like a good choice. But then the threats start coming. So, she strikes a deal: she’ll cooperate with his protection as long as he doesn’t get personal—until fighting their attraction proves to be the hardest role of her career.

Dante knows she bribed him with duty, but he’ll collect on her heart—and the truth. Because it’s the only thing that can stop her stalker and save her life.


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Dr. Rebecca Sharp, while using a pen name, is actually a doctor living in Pennsylvania with her husband – the love of her life.

She enjoys working in her practice with her father as well as letting her creativity run free as an author. Growing up she’s always loved a good love story and finally decided to give writing one of her own a go.

After graduating with her doctoral degree, she now enjoys spending that thing called free time traveling with her husband, cooking, and knitting.


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Covington Security

Oh my me how I am loving this new spin-off series by Dr. Sharp!

The absolute alphaness of the crew from Covington Security shines through the pages of this newest story.

I was such a fan of Dante and now to get his story was perfect! As he is called, the Carmel Cove Casanova, I love his humor, his love of family, and his need to protect.

Lenni is such a beautiful soul, I grieved for her when her story came to light, to see what truly happened to her and her struggles to become better.

I enjoyed the way that Dr. Sharp played out both Lenni and Dante’s backstories. To see why they react and behave the way they do now.

The smexy times in this story are going to absolutely make you grab your proverbial pearls and make you melt! Be prepared! 

It’s lovely to see past characters make appearances and just add more to this story and makes the world that Dr. Sharp created in Carmel Cove more believable, I so want to live there!

I cannot wait for the next story in this epic series!

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Blurred Lines by Susana Mohel is now live!

I’m my own independent woman who isn’t looking for the perfect man.
Stupid romantic dreams aren’t for me. Life has taught me enough to be sure love is a lie to sell diamonds on Valentine’s.
I have everything I ever want. A stable career, the bank account, amazingly supportive friends, and a fabulous high heels collection.
Until I lay my eyes on him. Evan Hayes.
Panty-dropping gorgeous. Check.
Cocky grin and attitude to match. Check. And check.
That sounds good, right? But I’m six years older, he’s a player… and my brother’s best friend.
An unexpected encounter on a stormy night turns into something else.
Something intense and undeniable. 
The lines I carefully drafted around my heart become blurry, all the plans I made for my future are at stake.
Could he be the man who makes me believe?

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Author, wife, and mother of a girl and a puppy. I love the happily ever after. Believer & dreamer. I live in my own world, sipping Ginger Ale and lime. I’m always plotting my next book, coloring pages and reading.
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My Review...

Ms. Mohel does it again with this newest story set in her world of friends and family! Each story is interconnected but they also can be read as stand alone!

This is the long-awaited story of Morgana and Evan. I wanted to see more of Morgana than just glimpses in past stories, I knew she was going to be a heroine to be reckoned with. 

I was empathetic with Morgana’s plight and I applauded her for taking the reins of her world and made it fit to her. Her armor was strong and her life was her own, then a little “hope” came into her world and rocked her.

This is a story about unconditional love, that family is more than blood and sometimes the most selfless act is also your greatest sacrifice.  

Evan is the perfect soulmate for Morgana, he knows when to let her fly and also when to be her safe place to fall. He is alpha and swooniness personified.

I couldn’t put this story down until the very end! There are surprises and moments that will enlighten you. It’s a beautiful and smexy as heck story that is going to rock your world.

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Love Next Door, an all new addictive small-town romance from New York Times bestselling author Helena Hunting is now live!

When Dillion Stitch left her hometown, she had no intention of going back. But when her brother gets into trouble, Dillion reluctantly agrees to return home to take her place at the family business.

Being back in Pearl Lake after all these years feels familiar, but also brings a few surprises. She’s quick to notice that someone new has shown up at the cottage next door. Dillion gets more than an eyeful when she goes to check out the newcomer and meets Donovan “Van” Firestone—her beloved neighbor’s grandson—in all his unclothed glory.

Having gotten off to a rocky start, it’s not long before they begin bickering with each other all over town. All that back and forth inevitably sparks an undeniable attraction. But Dillion’s family has issues, Van’s family resents him, and neither Dillion nor Van feels truly at ease in the small town. For these Pearl Lake exiles, home isn’t just where the heart is—it’s where things get complicated.

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of PUCKED, Helena Hunting lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She’s writes contemporary romance ranging from new adult angst to romantic sports comedy.

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My Review...

Again I am blown away by the writing talent of Ms. Hunting! This newest stand-alone is fun, heartwarming and swoony.

This is the story of Van and Dillion, this is also about finding your true home, becoming a better family and sometimes coming home again is the best thing you can do.

I admired the strength of Dillion, she wasn’t afraid to stand her ground and her loyalty is above reproach. She is fierce when she needs to be and she is a soft place to fall for Van.

Van is the perfect fit for Dillion, he knows when he needs to be a shoulder to lean on and when to let Dillion fly. He is dealing with issues that can make or break you, but with Dillion by his side, he knows he can face anything.

I loved the little hints and “Easter eggs” that Ms. Hunting left throughout the story for her loyal readers without taking away from the newness of this story for her new readers.I would love to live in the world she has created with Pearl Lake and all it’s inhabitants.  You too will fall in love with this story, I know you will!

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One unforgettable night leads to an unlikely shared connection, and unlikely connections never go unnoticed by the good folks in Green Valley, Tennessee. . .

Totally Folked an all-new small town romantic comedy filled with humor and heart from New York Times bestselling author Penny Reid is available now!

Jackson James follows the rules. He has to. He’s a sheriff’s deputy in a super small town with a super big personality. However, strict adherence to the law during the day has been enjoyably balanced by rakish rules at night. Jackson, typically happy to protect and serve (and serve, and serve), starts questioning the value of wayward evenings when they begin to feel more like being waylaid rather than getting laid. Could it be that Green Valley’s most eligible—and notorious—bachelor longs for something (and someone) real?

Mega movie star Raquel Ezra follows only one rule: always leave them wanting more. Strict adherence to this single rule has served her well. Studio execs, reporters, audiences, fans, lovers—no one can get enough of the smart, savvy, and sexy bombshell. But when “generous offers” begin to feel more like excessive demands, years of always leaving has the elusive starlet longing for something (and perhaps someone) lasting.

When Raquel abruptly returns to the quirky Tennessee hamlet, her path crosses with the delectable deputy with whom she spent one unforgettable night. Unfortunately, scandal and intrigue soon follow. Raquel and Jackson must decide which is more important: following their rules? Or, at long last, finding something real.

TOTALLY FOLKED is a standalone, contemporary romantic comedy novel and book #1 in the Good Folk: Modern Folktales series.

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Penny Reid is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Best Selling Author of the Winston Brothers, Knitting in the City, Rugby, and Hypothesis series. She used to spend her days writing federal grant proposals as a biomedical researcher, but now she just writes books. She’s also a full time mom to three diminutive adults, wife, daughter, knitter, crocheter, sewer, general crafter, and thought ninja.

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My Review...

Gaahhhh!! I have been waiting for-freaking-ever for Jackson’s story and oh my me, Ms. Reid did not disappoint with this story!

Every time I read a story set in Green Valley, it just makes me wish even harder that this was a true place, with real people and real community.

This is the long awaited story of Jackson James and Raquel Ezra. It’s the story of making your own choices and owning your own life. It’s also about a love so magical that it transforms the lives of Jackson and Raquel in all the good ways.

Ms. Reid has an unbelievable writing talent that truly takes the reader into the story and invests them even more in the characters. The dialogue is funny, fresh, oh so sweet and swoony. 

I fell even harder for Jackson James, he is a hero that I can really get behind and root for! Raquel is the perfect soulmate and friend for him and I loved their witty interactions and oh my me the smexy times are hotter than a pepper sprout!

The lovely inclusion of the other members of the Green Valley community, especially the Winston crew, was just magnificent. 

Penny Reid is a one click author for me, heck she could write out her grocery list and I would gladly and happily read that too!

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