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You might have noticed that I’ve stopped posting reviews here on my blog. I’m happy to share the reason why I’m not longer reviewing romance books: I’m getting ready to publish romance books of my very own! My debut novel, Worth The Risk, will be published on February 28, 2020.

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I want to say thank you to all of you for following along for the last couple of years. I have really enjoyed blogging and sharing my reviews with you, and I hope that you’ll continue to follow me as I shift from being a romance book blogger to author. The website will remain in place, but this is the last post I’ll make here. Please do make sure you come say hi somewhere else!

Love,
Lissanne

Review: One Short Summer by Jasmin Miller

one short summerTitle: One Short Summer

Author: Jasmin Miller

Year of publication: Out today! The author kindly gave me a copy to read and review

The heroine: Dancer Monica ?

The hero: Writer Gabe Mitchell

The blurb: A sweet, flirty, and heartfelt romance with two roommates that spend one enthralling summer together.

After her car accident, Monica believes her dance career is over, despite the positive outlook everyone else has. Instead of trying to get back on her feet, she works on perfecting the art of couch surfing.

Famous author, Gabe Mitchell, doesn’t fare much better. On top of watching his roommate letting her life pass by, he also suffers from a major bout of writer’s block. Hoping a change of scenery will get them both out of their rut, Gabe takes matters into his own hands and whisks Monica away to his own personal haven.

What neither one of them expects is the attraction to each other to bloom even though Monica will leave Brooksville in a matter of weeks. Their time together is filled with skimpy bathing suits, sexy fantasy book inspirations, hot tub make-out sessions, and new job prospects.

It’s plenty to reignite their creative flames, but will it be enough to turn their one short summer into something more?

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

The review: I enjoyed this book so much! Gabe and Monica have been roommates for a year after a serious injury puts Monica’s career as a dancer on hold. Gabe has been there all along, helping her through the dark times and lending support when she needs it.

When Gabe decides to get away to a vacation home he owns so he can try and work on his latest book, he persuades Monica to go with him. It’s while they’re holed up together that they finally take note of how in sync they are, how well they know each other, and how important the other has become in their lives. When they finally start to explore the slow burning desire that has been there for some time, they suddenly can’t get enough of each other.

But their summer romance threatens to be abruptly ended when Monica, who’s now recovered, finally gets the opportunity she’s been waiting for with her career… but it means leaving Gabe behind. Will she truly be able leave him? Will he be able to let her go? This is a well-written, sweet romance that draws you in and makes you want to read to the very end.

 

 

 

Review: Game Changer by Sylvie Stewart

Title: Game Changer Author: Sylvie Stewart Year of publication: New release! The author kindly gave me a copy to read and review The heroine: Creative designer Poppy James The hero: Blacksmith Angus McKinley The blurb: There are three things I know about New York so far: everybody is late for something, nobody has a freakin’ […]

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Review: In Between Heartaches by Amanda Cuff

Title: In Between Heartaches Author: Amanda Cuff Year of publication: New release! The author kindly gave me a copy to read and review The heroine: Addison McCormick The hero: Chase Prescott The blurb: Addison McCormick has everything. A handsome fiancé, wealth, and a lucrative career as a lawyer at her father’s firm. But when she […]

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Review: Dating Roulette by D. Kelly

Title: Dating Roulette Author: D. Kelly Year of publication: Out today! The author kindly gave me a copy to read and review The heroine: Bexley Scott The hero: Tristan Jacobs The blurb: Bexley Seven Dates. Seven chances to win my heart. It’s not hard – Don’t put ketchup on your eggs. Don’t wear tasseled loafers. For […]

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Review: The Score by S. Nelson

Title: The Score Author: S. Nelson Year of publication: Out today! I was kindly given a copy to read and review The heroine: Socialite Cara Dessoye The hero: Security specialist/bodyguard Ford Massey The blurb: I lived life on my terms, keeping people at a distance for a reason. I rebelled every chance I got, shutting down any […]

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Review: HOT SEAL Hero by Lynn Raye Harris

Title: HOT SEAL Hero Author: Lynn Raye Harris Year of publication: New release! I was kindly given a copy to read and review The heroine: Hairdresser Chloe Cooper The hero: SEAL/HOT member Ryan Callaghan The blurb: She fears for her life. He’ll risk his to protect her. Falling in love? Not part of the plan… Chloe Cooper is […]

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Review: Beautifully Broken Life by Catherine Cowles

Title: Beautifully Broken Life Author: Catherine Cowles Year of publication: Out today! The author kindly gave me a copy to read and review The heroine: Waitress/artist Tessa Fitzpatrick The hero: Musician Liam Fairchild The blurb: She’s on the run… Tessa has finally found a safe haven in Sutter Lake, hiding in plain sight—just as long […]

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Review: Seven Nights of Sin by Kendall Ryan

Title: Seven Nights of Sin Author: Kendall Ryan Year of publication: Out today! The author kindly gave me a copy to read and review The heroine: Presley Harper The hero: Dominic Aspen The blurb: He’s the powerful CEO. I’m the know-it-all intern. Things went further than they should have, but I don’t have any regrets. […]

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Review: Holding Out For Paris by Gabrielle Ashton

Title: Holding Out For Paris Author: Gabrielle Ashton Year of publication: Out today! The author kindly gave me a copy to read and review The heroine: Teacher/writer Elizabeth Hastings The hero: Gym owner Spencer Tate The blurb: Picture this – you pack your bags. Move to Paris. Fall in love. A dream, right? Wrong. Especially […]

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Review: The Two-Week Arrangement by Kendall Ryan

Title: The Two-Week Arrangement Author: Kendall Ryan Year of publication: Out today! The author kindly gave me a copy to read and review The heroine: Intern Presley Harper The hero: CEO Dominic Aspen The blurb: Dear Sexy AF Intern, I know you don’t particularly care that I’m the CEO of this company, and you’re just […]

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Review: Hammered by Pippa Grant and Lili Valente

Title: Hammered Authors: Pippa Grant and Lili Valente Year of publication: Out today! I was kindly given a copy to read and review The heroine: Olivia Moonbeam The hero: Bartender Jace O’Dell The blurb: I didn’t mean to kidnap the groom. It was an accident. Mostly… At least I didn’t take much time to plan it. It […]

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Review: Queen Sized by Madison Faye

Title: Queen Sized Author: Madison Faye Year of publication: Out today! I was kindly given a copy to read and review The heroine: Queen Alessia Karl The hero: Captain of the Royal Guard Oren Henley The blurb: As the Captain of the Royal Guard, duty has always come first. Duty, honor, and a fierce loyalty […]

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Review: Tombstones by K. C. Enders

Title: Tombstones Author: K. C. Enders Year of publication: 2019. The author kindly gave me a copy to read and review The heroine: Kindergarten teacher Kate Beard The hero: Special Forces Captain Wyatt Jackson The blurb: No strings. No mess. No complications. It was supposed to be just a month of fun. But two blue lines have […]

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Review: Ghost by Janie Crouch

Title: Ghost Author: Janie Crouch Year of publication: Out today! The author kindly gave me a copy to read and review The heroine: Grace Brandt The hero: Linear Tactical employee Dorian Lindstrom The blurb: Everyone eventually breaks under torture. It’s a truth elite solider and government agent Dorian Lindstrom, codename Ghost, knows firsthand. His body […]

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Review: The Assignment by S. Nelson

Title: The Assignment Author: S. Nelson Year of publication: Out today! I was kindly given a copy to read and review The heroine: Socialite Cara Dessoye The hero: Security specialist/bodyguard Ford Massey The blurb: Wallowing in grief for too long can be hazardous. It’s why I allowed my brother to talk me into accepting a […]

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Review: Moonlight Moments by Emily Bowie

Title: Moonlight Moments Author: Emily Bowie Year of publication: Out today! The author kindly gave me a copy to read and review The heroine: Waitress Sloan Tate The hero: Rancher Kellen Steele The blurb: alling in love could be more dangerous than the past they hide Criminal, liar, a fraud are all things that can […]

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Review: Stolen Moments by Emily Bowie

Title: Stolen Moments Author: Emily Bowie Year of publication: 2019. The author kindly gave me a copy to read and review The heroine: Student Shay Steele The hero: Student Luke Rogers The blurb: One stolen moment. That’s all it took to change everything. The sweet girl next door, Shay Steele, knows better than to set […]

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Review: Inspired by Jessica Florence

Title: Inspired Author: Jessica Florence Year of publication: Out today! The author kindly gave me a copy to read and review The heroine: Hotel magnate Mia Moretti The hero: Psychologist/Life coach Logan Woodland The blurb: Call it pure desperation, or maybe we’d agree it was the lack of sleep that had me signing six weeks […]

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Review: Birth of a Baby Daddy by Piper Rayne

Title: Birth of a Baby Daddy Author: Piper Rayne Year of publication: Out today! I was kindly given a copy to read and review. The heroine: Massage therapist Harley Miller The hero: One of the Bailey twins The blurb: If you’re having fun living your bachelor life in your Alaskan hometown and out of nowhere […]

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Review: The Best Kind of Mistake by Jasmin Miller

Title: The Best Kind of Mistake Author: Jasmin Miller Year of publication: Out today! The author kindly gave me a copy to read and review The heroine: Photographer’s assistant Ember Keaton The hero: Photographer Logan Ardennes The blurb: Life regret number one: Moving into an apartment where all I hear are the moans coming from […]

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Review: Viking’s Claim by Madison Faye

Title: Viking’s Claim Author: Madison Faye Year of publication: Out today! I was kindly given a copy to read and review The heroine: Rhona Gowan The hero: Viking Tor Odinson The blurb: Never kiss the devil. Not even if he’s sinfully gorgeous. Or impossible to resist. And certainly not when he’s got you tied and bound, and completely at his […]

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Review: Desperately Seeking Roommate by Micalea Smeltzer

Title: Desperately Seeking Roommate Author: Micalea Smeltzer Year of publication: New release! The author kindly gave me a copy to read and review The heroine: Journalism student Lou Powell The hero: Footballer/physical therapy student Abel Russo The blurb: WANTED: A ROOMMATE Requirements 1. Don’t be a smoker. That’s gross. 2. Don’t be a jerk. I […]

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Review: Boyfriend Maintenance by Lauren Helms

Title: Boyfriend Maintenance Author: Lauren Helms Year of publication: Out today! The author kindly gave me a copy to read and review The heroine: Cosmetics company employee Emmy King The hero: Maintenance man Jake Harper The blurb: Emmy – My bad reputation is coming back to haunt me. Now, I need a date for my brother’s […]

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Review: Only the Beginning by Elle Thorpe

Title: Only the Beginning Author: Elle Thorpe Year of publication: Out today! The author kindly gave me a copy to read and review The heroine: Actress Bianca James The hero: Carpenter Riley Clarke The blurb: I’m the darling of Australian TV. A good-girl actress with a spotless record. Or at least, that’s what I let […]

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Review: Black List by Lynn Raye Harris

Title: Black List Author: Lynn Raye Harris Year of publication: Out today! I was kindly given a copy to read and review The heroine: Art appraiser Dr Madeline Cole The hero: Mercenary Jace Kaiser The blurb: The assignment should have been easy. Capture a deadly assassin and take her to HQ. But flawed intel leads […]

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Review: Baby Mine by Kennedy Fox

Title: Baby Mine Author: Kennedy Fox Year of publication: Out today! The authors kindly gave me a copy to read and review The heroine: Schoolteacher Lennon Corrigan The hero: Construction company project manager Hunter Manning The blurb: I saw her first. Blonde. Gorgeous. Feisty. I was smitten. But it didn’t matter because she chose him and he was […]

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Review: Junk Mail by Kendall Ryan

Title: Junk Mail Author: Kendall Ryan Year of publication: Out today! The author kindly gave me a copy to read and review The heroine: Subscription box owner Peyton Richards The hero: Wine company owner Josh Hanson The blurb: It all started with a sexy selfie. Texted to the wrong number. Oops. Not my finest moment—but I have […]

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Review: Wed to the Warrior by Madison Faye

Title: Wed to the Warrior Author: Madison Faye Year of publication: Out today! I was kindly given a copy to read and review The heroine: Catriona MacDougall The hero: Lord Callum Bruce The blurb: Other would-be suitors called me “challenging”. But the most undeniable, sinfully gorgeous Highlander lord around calls me a challenge. Oh and he calls me […]

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Review: My Kind of Perfect by K. L. Jessop

Title: My Kind of Perfect Author: K. L. Jessop Year of publication: 2019. The author kindly gave me a copy to read and review The heroine: Romance author Adele Roberts The hero: Bar owner Drew Adams The blurb: I, Adele Roberts, am a romance author, and it’s the most remarkable career in the world, until […]

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Review: Forever Mine by Kennedy Fox

Title: Forever Mine Author: Kennedy Fox Year of publication: 2019. The authors kindly gave me a copy to read and review The heroine: Theatre actress Savannah Burns The hero: College football recruiter Hayden Manning The blurb: Seeing the woman who broke my heart a decade ago is something I’m not prepared for. Though I’ve forgiven […]

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Review: Do-Or-Die Bridesmaid by Julie Miller

Title: 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 […]

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Review: Stolen by the Scottish Rogue by Madison Faye

Title: 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 […]

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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

Title: Professor Author: Jenika Snow Year of publication: New release! The author kindly gave me a copy to read and review The heroine: Student Grace Hart The hero: Professor Lucian Goode The blurb: The things I knew about her, the way I watched. It was all to protect her, all to know her. She liked […]

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Review: Just Neigbors by Charity Ferrell

Title: Just Neighbors Author: Charity Ferrell Year of publication: New release! The author kindly gave me a copy to read and review. The heroine: Journalist/newspaper editor Chloe Fieldgain The hero: Cop Kyle Lane The blurb: Every day, my neighbor tells me to have a good morning. Every day, I tell him to f*ck off. Kyle Lane is […]

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Review: Love, Again by L. P. Dover

Title: Love, Again Author: L. P. Dover Year of publication: Out today! I was kindly given a copy to read and review The heroine: Movie director Aubrey Reynolds The hero: Fireman Cole Haywood The blurb: Aubrey Reynolds is a small-town girl who’s made it big. A successful Hollywood director, Aubrey doesn’t have time to linger on […]

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Review: Tamed by the Highlander by Madison Faye

Title: Tamed by the Highlander Author: Madison Faye Year of publication: Out today! I was kindly given a copy to read and review The heroine: Una MacKay The hero: Lord Hamish Ballentyne The blurb: If I had it my way, I’d never get married. But then, it’s not up to me at all. Because the gruff, muscled, […]

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Review: Mine to Protect by Kennedy L. Mitchell

Title: Mine to Protect Author: Kennedy L. Mitchell Year of publication: Out today! The author kindly gave me a copy to read and review The heroine: Park Ranger Alta Johnson The hero: Marine/FBI consultant Cas Mathews The blurb: A standalone, romantic thriller novel where obsession is the name of the game. Recruited to the FBI […]

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Review: America’s Geekheart by Pippa Grant

Title: America’s Geekheart Author: Pippa Grant Year of publication: Officially released today! I was kindly given a copy to read and review The heroine: Environmental engineer/blogger Sarah Dempsey The hero: Billionaire underwear model/fashion designer/ex-boy band member Beck Ryder The blurb: Remember that time you accidentally sexted your in-laws? Yeah. I just did that. Except worse. […]

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Review: Skirt Steak by Vanessa Vale

Title: Skirt Steak Author: Vanessa Vale Year of publication: Out today! I was kindly given a copy to read and review The heroine: Website designer Julia Duke The heroes: Mechanic Cash Carter and custom motorcycle maker Bennett ? The blurb: The Duke boys were nicknamed for cuts of meat. Sir Loin Of Beef. T-Bone. Tri-Tip. […]

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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

Title: Fahrenheit Author: Leigh Lennon Year of publication: Out today! I was kindly given a copy to read and review The heroine: Scarlet Reeves The heroes: Firefighter Levi Arnold and Dr Jordan Peters The blurb: The Red Head I never had a home until I was an adult, living in foster care as a kid. […]

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Review: Pink Bits by J. B. Heller

Title: Pink Bits Author: J. B. Heller Year of publication: Out today! The author kindly gave me a copy to read and review The heroine: Reagan Moore The hero: Rhett Jones The blurb: Did you know the medical term for a butt crack is intergluteal cleft? My name is Reagan, and spouting random facts like […]

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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

Title: Her Savage Mountain Daddy Author: Madison Faye Year of publication: Out yesterday! I was kindly given a copy to read and review The heroine: College Student Nina Case The hero: FBI private contractor Cormac Alderson The blurb: There are three simple rules to the job: protect, keep safe, keep professional. The Marines and then […]

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Review: A Sticky Situation by Missy Johnson

Title: A Sticky Situation Author: Missy Johnson Year of publication: Released last week! I was kindly given a copy to read and review The heroine: Nurse Hannah Billings The hero: Mechanic Nate Wilson The blurb: A sexy rockstar walking into your hotel room sounds like a dream come true. When you’re in the middle of […]

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Review: The Hookup Handbook by Kendall Ryan

Title: The Hookup Handbook Author: Kendall Ryan Year of publication: Out today! The author kindly gave me a copy to read and review The heroine: Office assistant/writer/editor Sienna Johnson The hero: Escort agency owner/escort Case Smith The blurb: My love wand is on a strike. As bad as that blows, pun unintended, it’s ten times worse […]

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Review: Rebel Saint by Adriane Leigh

Title: Rebel Saint Author: Adriane Leigh Year of publication: Out today! I was kindly given a copy to read and review The heroine: Co-ordinator Tressa Torrado The hero: Catholic priest Bastien Castenada The blurb: She found herself on the steps of St. Michael’s seeking shelter, what she didn’t expect was temptation so sharp and sweet […]

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Review: Reclaiming His Wife by Madison Faye

Title: Reclaiming His Wife Author: Madison Faye Year of publication: Out today! I was kindly given a copy to read and review The heroine: Family company heiress Juliana Cardellini Kane The hero: Marine Russell Kane The blurb: Five years ago, she was stolen from me. But now I’m back from the dead to reclaim what’s mine. Here comes the […]

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