Review: Do-Or-Die Bridesmaid by Julie Miller

do or die bridesmaidTitle: Do-Or-Die Bridesmaid

Author: Julie Miller

Mills & Boon imprint: Intrigue

Year of publication: 2019

The heroine: Laura Karr

The hero: Detective Conor Wildman

The blurb: Always the bridesmaid, never a killer’s target…until now.Back in his hometown for a wedding, Detective Conor Wildman reunites with his ex-girlfriend’s sister, Laura Karr, once the tomboy next door. Now Laura is a beautiful woman…and someone wants her dead. Conor is the man to protect her and catch the killer, but will one heated kiss jeopardize their precious friendship? Or will it prove that he can trust her with his wounded heart?

Standalone or series: Standalone, but set in the same universe as several other books about the Kansas City Police Department.

The review: This book has been in my TBR pile since it came out and I’m so glad I finally got a chance to read it, because it was fabulous.

Detective Conor Wildman proposed to his girlfriend, Lisa, but she turned him down and ended up with his best friend. When they invite him back to Arlington for their wedding and beg him to come, he decides to go to appease them and prove he’s gotten over being dumped by Lisa. At the wedding he sees Lisa’s youngest sister, Laura, whom he affectionately calls Squirt… but Laura is no longer a child. She’s grown up, with beauty and curves and a smile that makes his heart beat faster.

When Laura gets a call from her friend and neighbour, she fears the worst – and when she goes to Chloe’s apartment with Conor and they find her dead, Laura is determined to find out who killed Chloe and why. Conor won’t let Laura do it alone, and they soon find themselves drawn into a mystery that could get them both killed. Along the way, Conor realises that maybe he was with the wrong sister after all… maybe he was just waiting for Laura to grow up. Laura’s quicker on the draw – she’s loved Conor for years, but Conor doesn’t believe himself worthy of a forever love. Can Laura convince him to change his mind, or will time run out for both of them before they can explore the bond between them?

With a hero you can’t help but adore, a wonderful heroine who is smart and determined to get her man and get justice for her friend, and a race against time to bring the perpetrators to justice before they pay for it with their lives, this book is everything you want in a romantic suspense story.

Review: Stolen by the Scottish Rogue by Madison Faye

stolen by the scottish rogueTitle: Stolen by the Scottish Rogue

Author: Madison Faye

Year of publication: Out today! I was kindly given a copy to read and review.

The heroine: Ailith Pembrose

The hero: Lord Malcolm McAuley

The blurb: Honestly, it’s just common sense: don’t ever, for any reason, fall in love with a pirate. No matter how tempting or toe-curlingly gorgeous he is.
And especially not when he steals you from your own wedding…

One minute, I’m being married off to a horrible, cruel man to sweeten a family business arrangement. And the next? My wedding yacht is being stolen, with me on it, by the powerful, roguish Highlander, Lord Malcolm McAuley.

Former pirate. Ex-soldier. Full-time scoundrel. He also happens to be toe-curlingly gorgeous, sinfully tempting, and utterly irresistible.

I should want nothing to do with the crude, filthy-talking alpha who’s stolen me from my own damn wedding. But the more I tell myself no, the more I want to tell him yes—to anything he wants…

Anything.

Losing myself in those piercing blue eyes and wickedly perfect lips is dangerous. Giving in to his filthy words and pulse-quickening touch is a sin. He tells me I’m his, and the most sinful thing of all?

…I’m pretty sure he’s right.

Standalone or series: This is book two in the Kilts & Kisses series, but can be read as a standalone.

The review: We met Ailith in the previous book in this series and learned she was betrothed to a man much older than her to be his fourth wife, the previous three all having died mysteriously at a young age. Not exactly a comforting thought, but Ailith has no choice – her father has made a business deal and she cannot refuse.

While on her groom-to-be’s boat getting ready for the ceremony while everyone else waits for her on the dock, Ailith is horrified to find the boat suddenly moving… with her on it. Once she runs up to the deck, she discovers the boat has been commandeered by Malcolm, a close friend of her friend Una’s new husband. It seems that Malcolm has decided to claim Ailith as his bride and isn’t going to let a simple thing like her engagement to another man get in the way. And Ailith isn’t about to protest too hard, because she is drawn to the rugged, attractive Scotsman who has spirited her away.

Will her former groom just let her go? Will she marry him or Malcolm? And how does the mysterious Viking Tor play into everything? You’ll get (most of) the answers in this steamy novella.

Review: Sin and Cider by Kimberly Reese

Title: Sin and Cider Author: Kimberly Reese Year of publication: 2017 The heroine: Graphic designer MacIntosh Layne The hero: Construction company owner Lawson Westbrook The blurb: A lot can change in six years. Take me, for instance. I uprooted my small town life to move to Chicago, went to college, and grew up. Too bad I belatedly […]

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Review: Professor by Jenika Snow

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Review: Just Neigbors by Charity Ferrell

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Review: Love, Again by L. P. Dover

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Review: Tamed by the Highlander by Madison Faye

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Review: Mine to Protect by Kennedy L. Mitchell

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Review: Skirt Steak by Vanessa Vale

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Review: Unconditional by Q. B. Tyler

Title: Unconditional Author: Q. B. Tyler Year of publication: 2019 The heroine: Student Maddie Shaw The hero: Chief of Police Cal Grayson The blurb: It only takes one moment to change the course of someone’s life. One moment to link two souls forever. That moment came when I pulled her out of her darkest hour. The tragedy […]

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Review: Fahrenheit by Leigh Lennon

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Review: Pink Bits by J. B. Heller

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Review: Don’t Go Back by Amabel Daniels

Title: Don’t Go Back Author: Amabel Daniels Year of publication: Out today! The author kindly gave me a copy to read and review The heroine: Arborist Morgan Lane The hero: Freelance photojournalist Wade Newland The blurb: Despite the fact she’s a woman in a man’s world, Morgan Lane works hard at Goldsen Park. Wielding a […]

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Review: Her Savage Mountain Daddy by Madison Faye

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Review: A Sticky Situation by Missy Johnson

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Review: The Hookup Handbook by Kendall Ryan

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Review: Rebel Saint by Adriane Leigh

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Review: Reclaiming His Wife by Madison Faye

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Review: Wrecked by A. K. MacBride

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Review: Surprise, Baby! by Lex Martin and Leslie McAdam

Title: Surprise, Baby! Authors: Lex Martin and Leslie McAdam Year of publication: Out today! I was kindly given a copy to read and review The heroine: Public Relations CEO Kendall Greer The hero: T-shirt company owner Drew Merritt The blurb: I don’t care that Drew Merritt spent the last year transforming himself from grungy slob […]

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Review: Get Lucky by Madison Faye

Title: Get Lucky Author: Madison Faye Year of publication: Out today! I was kindly given a copy to read and review The heroine: Phoebe Wright The heroes: Irish mobsters Clay Moreland and Eamon Lear The blurb: Wanting her could destroy us. Touching her could start a war. But the consequences stopped mattering the moment we […]

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Review: Love Undercover by L. K. Shaw

Title: Love Undercover Author: L. K. Shaw Year of publication: 2019 The heroine: Ines Rodriguez The hero: Brody Thomas The blurb: I can’t help my attraction to Tomás, a ruthless, gorgeous member of the Juarez Cartel. The only problem? I’m the undercover cop here to bring them all down. I’ve immersed myself in a world […]

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Review: Flirting with the Frenemy by Pippa Grant

Title: Flirting with the Frenemy Author: Pippa Grant Year of publication: Out today! I was kindly given a copy to read and review The heroine: Ellie Ryder The hero: Wyatt Morgan The blurb: Mission: Survive my best friend’s wedding, where I must play nice with my ex and his perfect new girlfriend. Strategy: Bring the […]

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Review: Baking with a Rockstar by Jasmin Miller

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Review: Love on High Steel Bridge by Rebecca Rohman

Title: Love on High Steel Bridge Author: Rebecca Rohman Year of publication: Out today! The author kindly gave me a copy to read and review The heroine: Doctor Robin Drake The hero: Pilot Dorian Rae The blurb: Captain Dorian Rae is a wounded soul who gets his greatest pleasures from being in the great outdoors […]

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Review: Angel by Janie Crouch

Title: Angel Author: Janie Crouch Year of publication: Out today! The author kindly gave me a copy to read and review The heroine: Bakery worker Jordan Reiss The hero: Former Navy SEAL/CEO Gabriel Collingwood The blurb: Jordan Reiss is well aware that if she was on fire the entire town of Oak Creek would probably […]

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Review: Bound to his Bride by Madison Faye

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Review: Beautifully Broken Pieces by Catherine Cowles

Title: Beautifully Broken Pieces Author: Catherine Cowles Year of publication: Out today! The author kindly gave me a copy to read and review The heroine: Waitress Taylor Lawson The hero: Deputy Chief Walker Cole The blurb: A woman who’s lost everything. Taylor is looking for peace and quiet away from the memories of all she’s […]

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Review: Porterhouse by Vanessa Vale

Title: Porterhouse Author: Vanessa Vale Year of publication: Out today! I was kindly given a copy to read and review The heroine: Nurse Jill Murphy The heroes: District Attorney Porter Duke and Sheriff Liam Hogan The blurb: Meet—or should I say meat—Porter Duke. He serves up a large portion of big beef all alone, but […]

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Review: Mission: Impossible to Surrender by Jacki Delecki

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Review: Her Rock Hard Mountain Man by Parker Grey

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Review: Boyfriend for Hire by Kendall Ryan

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Review: Code of Honor by Tonya Burrows

Title: Code of Honor Author: Tonya Burrows Year of publication: 2017 The heroine: Sheriff/HORNET team member Lanie Delcambre The hero: HORNET team member/medic Jesse Warrick The blurb: Jesse Warrick used to consider himself a kickass medic, but a teammate’s brush with death has him questioning everything. Now he’s been promoted to field commander of HORNET. […]

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Review: Stealing Valentine by Madison Faye

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Review: Lyrical Embrace by Amber Daulton

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Review: Broken Honor by Tonya Burrows

Title: Broken Honor Author: Tonya Burrows Year of publication: 2015 The heroine: Veterinary technician Mara Escareno The hero: Second in command of the HORNET team Travis Quinn The blurb: Ice-cold and unbreakable, Travis Quinn is the HORNET team’s hard-ass. No weaknesses. Except, of course, for the accident that not only destroyed his career as a […]

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Review: Hyde’s Return by Bebe Marks

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Review: Build by Gillian Archer

Title: Build Author: Gillian Archer Year of publication: Out today! I was kindly given a copy to read and review The heroine: Cleaner Rachel Tannenbaum The hero: Custom motorcycle builder Austin Burns The blurb: Austin Burns – I thought she wasn’t real the first time I saw her. To be fair I was a hungover mess […]

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Review: Her Double Mountain Outlaws by Madison Faye

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Review: Honor Reclaimed by Tonya Burrows

Title: Honor Reclaimed Author: Tonya Burrows Year of publication: 2014 The heroine: Photojournalist Phoebe Leighton The hero: Former Marine sniper/HORNET team member Seth Harlan The blurb: Former Marine sniper Seth Harlan is determined to prove that he can still do his job despite his ongoing battle with PTSD. When an old friend contacts HORNET to […]

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Review: SEAL of Honor by Tonya Burrows

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Review: Hold Me Today by Maria Luis

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Review: HOT Justice by Lynn Raye Harris

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Review: Hosed by Pippa Grant and Lili Valente

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Review: Rules in Rescue by Nichole Severn

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Review: Goodbye Trey by Audrey Ravine

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Review: Sophie by Kelsie Rae

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Review: Unraveling Love by K. L. Donn

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Review: Finding Alexei by Kendall Ryan

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