Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Surrender to Me by Kelly Elliott Release Blitz

Surrender to Me. New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kelly Elliott. A Boggy Creek Valley Novel. Kindle Unlimited.

Arabella Adams was the one woman I would have laid my life down for, no matter the circumstance, because that’s what you would do for your soulmate. But when she broke up with me our senior year of college—for no reason or explanation at all—my world as I knew it fell completely apart. My heart was instantly ripped from my chest… and it was a pain I felt in my very soul, and one I never truly recovered from.

Now, here I am, ten years later, and I’ve finally learned the real reason Bella pushed me away. So, I must prove to her that anything that happened in her past—our past—doesn’t change the way I feel about her. After all, soulmates never stop loving each other, and even a decade later, I will make her see that I will protect her until the day I die.

Because you see, we promised one another we wouldn’t keep secrets, wouldn’t hide parts of ourselves that the other wouldn’t understand. Except, well, I lied. Because the moment I find the person who took Bella from me all those years ago, I’m going to make him pay for every lost moment of the past ten years, and nothing—not even the fact I’m a cop—will stop me from inflicting the same level of pain on him that Arabella and me endured all this time.

Note to readers: Arabella endures trauma no woman should have to suffer. Respectfully, the author invites you to emotionally and mentally prepare before experiencing this book on your own terms, should you choose to do so.

Surrender to Me is book four in the Boggy Creek Valley series and can be read as a standalone. For a better reading experience, the author suggests reading them in order.

Don’t miss our reviews of the rest of the Boggy Creek Valley series!
For book one, The Butterfly Effect, click HERE.
For book two, Playing with Words, click HERE.
For book three, She's the One, click HERE.

 

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Surrender to Me by Kelly Elliott

Book 4
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Shannan☆☆☆☆☆
Surrender to Me is the fourth installment in the Boggy Creek Valley series. It can be read as a standalone but reads so much better if read in the order that the author intended. You really need past mentions in the rest of the series to get the full emotional impact of Hunter and Bella's story.

“This belongs to you, and if I have to wait an eternity for you to open up to me, then I'll wait. I just want you to trust me, to know that I'll never leave you. I need you to surrender to me Bella.”

Hunter and Bella were high school sweethearts with their future planned out in front of them. After college they would marry and start the family they had always dreamed of, until Bella came home announcing she had quit school in the last semester of her senior year. She was shutting out Hunter and breaking up with him, with no explanation.

After ten years, Hunter had tried to move on but couldn't. Bella was it for him and he was going to do whatever he had to do to make that happen. Bella was so broken and didn't know how to come back from what she experienced in college, it changed her in so many ways she didn't even recognize herself anymore. Could Hunter break down the walls she built around her heart and body? Was Bella willing to get the help she needed to be able to move on?

“I hate seeing you cry. But when you do, I want to be the one who wipes your tears away. I don't want to fight your fights, Bella. I never have. What I want to do is stand next to you and help you fight them.”

I could not wait for Hunter and Bella's story. Bella is so broken but working so hard to get back to the woman she once was. Hunter was the absolute gentleman she needed. It was an emotional read that had me trying to read through the tears.

I can't wait to see where Brighton story goes next!!

 

 

Author Bio

KELLY ELLIOTT is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling contemporary romance author. Her bestselling works include Wanted, Broken, Lost Love, and Never Enough, to name just a few.

Kelly lives in central Texas with her husband, Gus, her chocolate lab, four cats, and endless wildlife creatures. When she's not writing, Kelly enjoys reading and spending time with her family.

To find out more about Kelly and her books, you can find her through her website.

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That very moment was what I’d been waiting for. Something to tell me how she felt about me. And now I could feel it in her kiss. Arabella Adams still loved me and I was not going to let her push me away ever again.

 

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The Resurrection by Jodi Ellen Malpas Release Blitz

The Resurrection. The Unlawful Men Series. Jodi Ellen Malpas. Love is purpose. Hate is fuel.

From the moment Danny Black met Rose Cassidy, he knew she’d be the death of him. But their electric connection and twisted love gave him a purpose beyond ruling Miami with his iron fist. Faking his own death and disappearing to St. Lucia was the only way he could escape the deadly underworld that brought them together. But his seclusion was sabotaged when a notorious assassin lured him out and made him an offer he couldn’t ignore.

So Danny was forced to decide whether to remain concealed and pray his enemies didn’t find him, or re-emerge and take back control of his town. His future.

James Kelly’s sole purpose was to find and kill the man who ordered the death of his family. Peace would never be his until then. Beau Hayley, a scarred former cop, was the key to his mission. He was supposed to kill her. Instead, he fell in love with her. Forced to accept that he could no longer fight his war and keep Beau safe from their enemies, he sought out the only man who could help him.

But by resurrecting the infamous Brit, James unwittingly started an even bigger war.

Two lethal men. One shared goal.
Keep their women safe.
And survive.

But only one of them can come out the other side alive.

Don’t miss our reviews of other books in the Unlawful Men series!
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The Resurrection by Jodi Ellen Malpas

Book 3
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Peace. We can only find it in each other.

 

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Mary☆☆☆☆☆
Ohmigod! I cannot wait for everyone to read this one. You will not be able to put it down, except for work and sleep. And maybe not then.

What happens when The Brit and The Enigma collide? You get The Resurrection. Somehow, someone finds out that Danny Black is alive and his world on the island is compromised. So they must go back to Miami and find out who is after him now.

There is so much going on, so many people after Danny and James – but who is “The Bear” and why is he after them? That is the big question, but you will have to read the book for answers.

This story is filled with murder, mystery, romance, cold-heartedness, intrigue, and best of all, love.

This author has once again shown that she can write a story that you can picture in your mind as if you are watching it on TV. Malpas has grown into this world of dark romance and is only getting better with each book written. I cannot wait for more.

 

 

Author Bio

JODI ELLEN MALPAS was born and raised in England, where she lives with her husband, boys, and Theo the Doberman. She is a self-professed daydreamer, and has a terrible weak spot for alpha males. Writing powerful love stories with addictive characters has become her passion—a passion she now shares with her devoted readers. She’s a proud #1 New York Times bestselling author, a Sunday Times bestseller, and her work is published in over twenty-five languages across the world.

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The Brit is back.

 

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Take a Chance With Me by Kristen Proby Release Blitz

Now Available. Take a Chance With Me by Kristen Proby.

A friends-to-lovers, soulmates story from Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author Kristen Proby, set in her beloved With Me in Seattle Series!

Cameron Cox has mastered the art of keeping secrets. His talent for computer hacking means he’s been recruited for highly classified jobs since leaving the military. He travels the world, risking his life. But his biggest secret isn’t from a government job or a foreign spy.

It’s Maggie O’Callaghan.

He’s loved her from afar, always standing by as the friend. He’s been her rock through the hardest days of her life. But after his dangerous past comes crashing into his life and threatens the only woman he’s ever loved, he has a choice to make.
Give up the secrets and win her heart.

Or watch Maggie walk away with his.

Don’t miss our reviews of other books in the With Me in Seattle series!
For book #11, Love With Me, click HERE.
For the novella, Wonder With Me, click HERE.
For book #13, Dream With Me, click HERE.
For book #17, Flirt With Me, click HERE.
For the novella, Change With Me, click HERE.

 

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Take a Chance With Me by Kristen Proby

Book 18
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Ruthie☆☆☆☆☆
Oh my goodness, so much perfection in this book – in the wonderfully imperfect way of Maggie and Cam.

This may be the fifth book in the series and I most definitely recommend that you read them all and in order... and then you will realise that these two have been skirting around each other for a long while already!

In fact, Maggie gave up on Cam a long time ago and married her loser, now deceased, husband. She is most definitely sworn off men, which makes Cam's return a little inconvenient, shall we say. I loved watching these two circle around each other, get to learn the person underneath the public persona, and try their hardest to make each other's lives better. It was utterly enchanting and also a lot of fun. The rest of the O'Callaghan siblings, their partners and offspring, as well as their parents, all come together in this really family-oriented world to make what they all knew was inevitable years ago, become a reality now.

Delicious from the very first page – do not delay, go and grab a copy and enjoy!


Avid Reader☆☆☆☆
M/F Romance

I will preface this by saying I love Proby books. I have read them all several times.

Maggie has been through the ringer with her husband. A bad man to the core, she has had to crawl back to herself after being emotionally abused by him. When she finally feels like she's getting her feet under her, she isn't quite sure what will happen next. She's surrounded by her family, who love her and want what's best for her.

Cameron is part of the O'Callaghans' family through and through. He was adopted into their fold when he was a teenager and never really left.

When Maggie and Cameron finally figure out that their attraction isn't going to go away, both realize that they could have something amazing. But Cameron has a secret, and he isn't allowed to share. Maggie's past comes back to find her again and the O'Callaghans will have to nudge and push these two in the right direction to find happiness.

I was slightly disappointed in this story. It's missing the Proby angst and romance, in my opinion. This was much more a young adult romance and friends-to-lovers type story, but more mundane than I'm used to with Proby's writing. It was still enjoyable, but less like the With Me in Seattle series and the other O'Callaghans series.

 

 

Author Bio

KRISTEN PROBY has published more than forty titles, many of which have hit the USA Today, New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists. She continues to self publish, best known for her With Me In Seattle and Boudreaux series, and is also proud to work with William Morrow, a division of HarperCollins, with the Fusion and Romancing Manhattan Series.

Kristen and her husband, John, make their home in her hometown of Whitefish, Montana with their two cats.


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“Am I dreaming this?” He smiles, and I realize that I spoke that thought aloud.     “If you are, don’t wake us up.”

 

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Monday, January 24, 2022

Iris by Eden Finley Blog Tour

Mike Bravo. Knights in shining… camo.

Mike Bravo. Knights in shining… camo.

Iris

I live for adrenaline. The thrill of the chase. And because I work for Mike Bravo, a private black-ops firm, it’s my job to go into dangerous situations.

But when we’re called in to extract a military team from a hostile situation, the thrill is so much better. Because one of those men happen to be the golden boy from my basic training days.

Brock “Saint” Harlow was a walking Captain America in the flesh. The perfect soldier.

Now my boss wants to recruit him, and I can’t wait to rub it in his face that he was rescued by me. The class clown.

I’m not called Iris “I require intense supervision” for nothing.

Saint

Military life is all I’ve known since I was born. I was raised to be a soldier.

But when a top-secret mission fails, I find myself suddenly discharged with nowhere to go.

Mike Bravo saved my life, and they want me to join them, but there’s one small problem.

Isaac “Iris” Griffin.

He’s as irresistibly snarky as he always was, only there’s a big difference this time. I’m no longer closeted or scared to live my truth. And the truth is, I’ve always wanted him.

It’s against Mike Bravo’s rules to fraternize with other team members, and I always follow orders.

But something tells me Iris might be worth the insubordination.

 

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Iris by Eden Finley

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If I can’t remember what happened to me, then I want to forget. I want you to turn me inside out until I stop obsessing over something I can’t control. I want you to fuck me so hard that tomorrow it’ll hurt to sit. Every twinge, every ache, I’ll think of you instead of this helplessness that won’t go away.

 

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Shannan☆☆☆☆☆
Iris is the first book in the Mike Bravo Ops series.

Isaac "Iris" (I Require Intense Supervision) Griffin was first mentioned in Pop Star as Brix's teammate, and we got a little taste of his personality and I needed more. Iris is the class clown of the group, but he is one of the best at what he does. Mike Bravo is a private black ops firm going in when the government can't or won't complete a job. All of the team is made up of ex-military who are the best at what they do and are all accepted exactly like they are.

Iris never expected to be saving Brock "Saint" Harlow on a mission. Saint was a man he knew from basic training, where they had a very competitive past. But even now, seeing him again, Iris still feels the attraction he always had for the man. Now with Saint's mission being a failure, he is discharged with nowhere to go. Mike Bravo want to hire him, but will he ever be physically ready? Can he work with Iris again?

I love a good military/ops read and Iris did not disappoint, especially adding the queer element, and I absolutely loved this read. Iris was everything I needed him to be. He is the confident, sexy jokester that was perfect. I enjoyed the slow burn of this relationship in the beginning and the absolute inferno that rolls through. I was just as excited to read the mission scenes as I was for the relationship to grow.

I can't wait to get more from the Mike Bravo team!!

 

 

I’ve never known hunger like the way I crave Iris.

 

Author Bio


Eden Finley

EDEN FINLEY is an Amazon bestselling author who writes steamy MM contemporary romances that are full of snark and light-hearted fluff.

She doesn’t take anything too seriously and lives to create an escape from real life for her readers. The ideas always begin with a whackadoodle premise or an adorably awkward meet cute, and she does her best to turn them into romances with heart.

She's also an Australian girl and apologizes in advance for any Australianisms no one else understands.

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I get the distinct impression that every single member of Mike Bravo is a show pony. And possibly slightly unhinged. They’re my kind of people.

 

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Friday, January 21, 2022

You Can Run by Rebecca Zanetti

New York Times Bestselling Author Rebecca Zanetti. You Can Run.

Fans of Lauran Griffin and Lisa Jackson won’t want to miss this brand new thriller series by New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Zanetti, as FBI Special Agent Laurel Snow, a rising star profiler, strives to stay one step ahead of the criminal mind—and discovers that her own demons may be the hardest to outrun…

Laurel Snow wouldn’t call hunting a serial killer a vacation, but with a pile of dead bodies unearthed near her Genesis Valley, WA, hometown, she’ll take what she can get. Yet something about this case stirs her in unexpected ways. Like the startling connection she feels to Dr. Abigail Caine, a fiercely intelligent witness with a disturbing knack for making Laurel feel like she has something on her. Then there’s Laurel’s attraction to Huck Rivers, the fish and wildlife officer guiding her to the crime scene—and into the wilderness…

A former soldier and a trained sniper, Huck’s thirst for blood is rivaled only by his fierce pursuit of Laurel. He’s been burned by love, wounded by the government, and betrayed before, and to say he has trust issues is the ultimate understatement. Plus, he might be closer to this killer than anybody knows…

Once in the heart of darkness with Huck, Laurel must negotiate her distracting desire for him, her complex rapport with Abigail—and her mission to find a serial killer among a growing list of suspects and a danger that’s far too close to home. So close in fact, Laurel fears she will never find her way back to the woman she once was…

 

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You Can Run by Rebecca Zanetti

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Avid Reader☆☆☆☆☆
M/F Thriller, Murder Mystery

Laurel Snow is an FBI agent who is very good at her job. Being particularly intelligent is both a blessing and curse for Agent Snow. She went to college at a very young age and because of that, she hasn't met many people who are on par with her intellect. When she's diverted from going back to DC because of a case near her home, Laurel will need all of her smarts to make sure that the killer is caught.

Huck is a loner. After being a soldier, he needed the solitude of living in the woods. Now, he occasionally searches for lost hikers or helps out on police cases when he can be helpful. But he isn't looking forward to having the FBI in his back yard. With only his dog as a companion, Huck isn't used to someone always being around, but he can't help his attraction to Agent Snow, who doesn't take guff from anyone and can stand her ground.

This book will keep you guessing because Zanetti is great at throwing in details that aren't necessarily useful in figuring out who the killer is, but fantastic at pointing fingers at everyone or anyone.

You won't be disappointed in this thriller. The mystery definitely takes the show, and the romance is in the background, but not lost. I really enjoyed this story and can't wait for more.


Veronica☆☆☆☆☆
You Can Run is the first novel in Rebecca Zanetti’s new Laurel Snow series, and what a great first book it is. I was hooked right from the start. Laurel proves herself to be pretty awesome right off the bat when she catches a pickpocket at the airport. She is highly intelligent, beautiful, not so great with people, and she chases serial killers for a living. I loved her.

Laurel returns to her hometown to assist on a case where her uncle is one of the suspects. She promptly meets Huck, the local Fisheries & Wildlife officer also working the case. Huck is all male and what you’d call a mountain man and a loner. He is also the love interest. Their developing attraction and friendship are woven well through the story and gives us a few steamy moments.

I have to say the hunt for the killer was so well done. There are various suspects. We have the weird and creepy Dr. Abigail Crane, who takes a strange interest in Laurel and inserts herself into the case; a pastor; Laurel’s uncle, and more. The story has good tension, a good amount of twists and turns along with plenty of danger. And I loved that I didn’t know who the killer was. I had several ideas, but I couldn’t decide on one. The author did a great job keeping me guessing.

In the Acknowledgement at the beginning of the book, Rebecca Zanetti mentions that You Can Run is her 70th book but for me it is the first book of this author that I’ve read and I absolutely loved it. The chase for a killer with great romance is right up my alley. I look forward to reading more stories in this series and I can’t wait to go check out some of the author’s previous books.


Ruthie☆☆☆☆
This is the first in a new series, and there is some good world building through the book, which feels organic. Laurel may come from Genesis, but she left at eleven for college and, after a haul of degrees, she joined the FBI and became a profiler.

A gruesome discovery back home has Laurel flying in to see whether she can solve the mystery. Her uncle is a suspect, and she is confident that is a mistake and wants to help him too. Utterly unprepared for the weather, she finds herself needing help on her arrival – from a law enforcement officer, Huck and his working dog, Aeneas. We gather quite quickly that there is an unusual chemistry between them, but also that there are bigger needs in the town as more bodies are found.

I found the jurisdiction issues over the crimes really fascinating, and the blustering of the sheriff was both funny and disturbing. It adds some of the complexity to the solving of the case, but most of it comes from the local church. Be ready for some excellent red herrings and also some very unexpected twists and turns.

A really engaging read, and at times the description of the bad weather had me shivering. I am definitely going to be looking out for future installments, as I am invested in the futures of Laurel, (and her mum), Huck, Aeneas, and Kate and her girls, to mention just a few of those who live in Genesis.

 

 

Author Bio

REBECCA ZANETTI is the author of over fifty romantic suspense and dark paranormal romances, and her books have appeared multiple times on the New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks bestseller lists. The New York Times reviews has found that in her books, “humor surfaces in even the tensest moments, giving the high-stakes drama humanity and warmth.”

She lives in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest with her own Alpha hero, two kids, a couple of dogs, a crazy cat… and a huge extended family. She believes strongly in luck, karma, and working her butt off… and she thinks one of the best things about being an author, unlike the lawyer she used to be, is that she can let the crazy out
.

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Thursday, January 20, 2022

Mountain Rescue by Sandra Owens

Being trapped together makes it impossible to ignore their growing attraction, but neither of them can outrun their pasts. They’ll have to find a way forward together or risk losing it all.

A woman on the run. A wounded SEAL who wants to become invisible.
Two strangers, one mountain cabin.


The sole witness to a murder, stuntwoman Rachel Denning thought she’d found the perfect hideout in a remote cabin just outside Asheville, North Carolina. Until a strange man appears in her bedroom. After a few terrifying moments, she realizes it’s a mix-up—he’s not there to kill her—and Rachel finds herself with an unexpected protector in the form of a navy SEAL.

Dallas Manning is just trying to recover. After being rescued from the Taliban, he’s on extended leave. Finding his mountain retreat occupied by a gorgeous knife-wielding stranger isn’t part of his recovery plan, and neither is training dogs. But an old friend enlists him to help train service dogs for veterans, and Dallas recognizes himself in Bella, a dog rescued from a bad situation.

All Dallas wants is to be left alone so he can get his head straight, but Rachel stirs his protective instincts. Being trapped together makes it impossible to ignore their growing attraction, but neither of them can outrun their pasts. They’ll have to find a way forward together or risk losing it all.

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Mountain Rescue by Sandra Owens

Book 3
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Avid Reader☆☆☆☆☆
4.5 stars
M/F Romance
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Rachel Denning is a fantastic character. She's strong, intelligent, funny, and has a girl next door quality. When she sees a crime, she knows that she has to hide. She knows going to family or friends is risky and she doesn't want to put them in danger. That's how she finds herself at a cabin alone when someone also comes in.

Dallas is recovering from being held as a POW. He knows that his family just wants to help him through it, but they can't know that simply being near them, having them hug him and touch him makes his skin crawl. When his military buddy asks him to come out to their ranch, he jumps at the chance. When he finds himself having to defend against bodily harm again, the last person he expects is Rachel Denning.

Their attraction is slow and burning. Yes, they are attracted to each other, but both need to earn trust.

As the ranch helps them both heal, Dallas and Rachel find themselves encountering more and more danger. Rachel is trying to figure out how to beat the man she saw, and Dallas knows that he can't let Rachel leave.

This story will make you swoon and cheer with glee at how awesome Rachel and Dallas are. Plus, you throw in a rescue pup who is amazing, and you have the whole package. I really enjoyed this story.


Ruthie☆☆☆☆
This is the third book in the series – I have to admit it is my first visit to Asheville, but there is enough detail to make me want to go back and catch up with the earlier storylines! It was definitely possible to enjoy this as a standalone as it deals with an ongoing background story, but a new couple.

Dallas is recovering from injuries sustained in war. He is struggling with his emotions at home, so is grateful to visit his friends, Jack and Noah. I really enjoyed getting to know him and them, and understand just what had shaped their lives and how they were moving forward. Dallas may have been behind them in his recovery, he showed himself to be completely on task when needed to act in the saving of another.

Rachel is hiding out due to being a witness to a crime. She has chosen to hide in an unused cabin on her best friend Nichole and husband Jack's land... yep, she and Dallas meet under somewhat unusual circumstances! And thus starts an attraction which we may know has to succeed, but that Dallas most definitely does not. He is badly scarred inside and out, and finds it difficult to believe that such a beautiful, fun, and perfect woman could care for him. I loved watching him realise what could be possible – as long as Rachel can stay safe.

Lots of good drama, delicious romance, and plenty of tension. A very engaging read, thank you.

 

 

Author Bio

SANDRA OWENS lives in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Her family and friends have ceased being surprised by what she might get up to next. She’s jumped out of a plane, flown in an aerobatic plane while the pilot performed death-defying stunts, and rode a Harley motorcycle for years. She regrets nothing. Sandra is a Romance Writers of America Honor Roll member and a 2013 Golden Heart Finalist. Her books have won many awards and she is an Amazon bestseller.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Mountain Rescue (Operation K-9 Brothers #3) by Sandra Owens to read and review.

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

On the Sweet Side by Audrey Carlan

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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Audrey Carlan comes a story of sisters, self-discovery and a little something sweet.

Baking is Isabeau Collins’s life. Back from studying under the finest chefs in France and Italy, and with a newly minted culinary degree in hand, Izzy is ready to pursue her dream: whipping up creative confections in her own custom cake shop. But her perfect plans are waylaid when two women claiming to be her half sisters show up with a stack of letters addressed to Izzy from their late mother. Torn between launching her career and the need to learn more about her family history, Izzy makes the decision to go to Colorado to connect with the sisters she’s never known.

Then Izzy stumbles across a run-down storefront in Pueblo’s funky downtown and instantly knows that with a bit of work it’s the perfect location for her dream bakery…which means her detour to Colorado will be a permanent reroute. And with an unexpected relationship growing between Izzy and her contractor, Kyson, she has yet another reason to stick around—even if there are secrets in Kyson’s past Izzy can’t quite figure out. Fighting homesickness and self-doubt, Izzy worries that she’s making a mistake. But with her sisters close and her dreams within reach, she can’t help but wonder if her riskiest move could be the most rewarding decision she’s ever made.

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On the Sweet Side by Audrey Carlan

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team


Ruthie☆☆☆☆
This is the third (and probably final, although I wish it weren't) book in the series, and it is pretty much essential to have read the earlier ones to understand the overall picture. There are plenty of reminders of the underlying plot if it has been a while since you read the last one, but no labouring of the points. What Carlan has done with this series is show us a flawed character, whose actions go against a lot of what is generally perceived as 'right' and unpick the outcomes and make us see there was hope, meaning, and above all, love in those actions. I don't think that makes it easier for the sisters, but it gives them peace in the end.

Isabeau and her best friend, Jasper, have just graduated when two women come to the family house and upturn all she has known about herself. As we watch her find herself again, we also see how resilient she is, and how open to new experiences, family, and especially, to love. Her immediate attraction to Kyson is very endearing, and her newly found sisters provide her with the confidence and support that she needs.

I have put this firmly in my reread when I need cheering up pile, as it definitely needs a tissue to hand, and yet is fun and life-affirming. Thank you, Audrey Carlan, for a truly lovely series.

 

 

Author Bio

AUDREY CARLAN is a #1 New York Times and International bestselling author. Her titles have appeared on USA Today and the Wall Street Journal. Audrey writes wicked hot love stories that have been translated in over thirty different languages across the globe. She is best known for the world-wide bestselling series Calendar Girl and Trinity.

She lives in the California Valley where she enjoys her two children and the love of her life. When she's not writing, you can find her teaching yoga, sipping wine with her "soul sisters," or with her nose stuck in a steamy romance novel.


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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of On the Sweet Side (Wish #3) by Audrey Carlan to read and review.