ARC Review of “A Hero’s Honor: Resolution Ranch – Book 1”, by Tessa Layne @HGRomanceDeals @TessaMLane

Travis Kincaid is a rigid man who has to have control and a firm routine in order to get through his days. He returns home, leaving the Navy after a mission that went south, and becomes the Police Chief of Prairie, Kansas. His last mission in the Navy was hard and leaves him scarred. Returning to the ranch he was raised on and wants restore it to and start ranching again, but he can’t do it alone. He is a kind man who cares about the people of his small town.He feels as though he has failed his small town when a tornado tears through the town and destroys a large part of the downtown.

Elaine Ryder, is a single mom who is working two jobs to keep a roof over their heads and food on the table. She has a past that she is ashamed of and is trying to overcome while raising her 7 year old son, Dax. The tornado devastated Prairie, but the fear that it causes Dax has made him change. The once fun loving little boy has become a quiet scared little boy who has withdrawn into himself.

This book hits a lot of hard subjects and they are handled really well in the story. The characters are scarred, but they are strong and very likable.

I really enjoyed this story and look forward to reading the next one in the series when it comes out. I think I need to go back and read Tessa’s “Prairie Heat” series now.

The Hero’s in this series are strong, rugged, sexy, and very Alpha. If you enjoy a story about a Military Hero who is finding his way outside of the service to his country, and a strong woman who has had her share of pain come together to help each other heal, then you should read this book.


Title: Hushed Torment
Series: Iron Fury MC #2
Author: Bella Jewel
Genre: Romance
Release Date: November 20, 2017

One accident changed my life.
One single second changed everything for me.
In one terrifying moment, everything I knew was gone.
Music is the only thing that keeps me holding on.
When the opportunity arises for me to tour with country music star, Scarlett Belle, I take it.
An escape.
A chance. 
Only it isn’t enough to lift the shadows of my past.
And when I meet him, dangerous and different, I can’t turn away.
He is forbidden to me.
The President of a Motorcycle Club.
A man who could bring noise back into my soundless world.
But the shadows of my past haunt me.
They linger like a dark nightmare, reminding me that we can never be.
Because my sins are far too heavy.
And my mind far too broken.
Music is the only escape I can allow into my life.
The only one that I will let seep through my hungry veins.
But he’s always there.
And he’s persistent.
But if he knew what I kept behind closed doors…no.
I must continue my life just the way it is.
Without him.
Breathing in my nightmare.
Living in my Hushed Torment.

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Bella Jewel is a self published, USA Today bestselling author. She’s been publishing since 2013. Her first release was a contemporary romance, Hell’s Knights which topped the charts upon release. Since that time, she has published over five novels, gaining a bestseller status on numerous platforms. She lives in North Queensland and is currently studying editing and proofreading to further expand her career. Bella has been writing since she was just shy of fifteen years old. In Summer 2013 she was offered an ebook deal through Montlake Romance for her bestselling modern day pirate series, Enslaved By The Ocean. She plans to expand her writing career, planning many new releases for the future.

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Review of “Mr. Control”, by Maya Hughs @GiveMeBooksBlog @mhugheswrites

Rhys is a single father who is very rich, and philanthropic. He has a daughter, Esme, who is six years old and doesn’t speak to anyone but her father due to a tragedy when she was younger. She sees Melanie and walks up to her and speaks. Melanie doesn’t know how important this is until she meets Rhys and tells him how she met Esme.

Melanie is a single woman working in a diner barely making it. She lives with a waitress that she works with, but she doesn’t have her own room, she sleeps on the couch. The roommate has a boyfriend who is creepy and is always watching Melanie sleep.

Fate and a little girl brought these two together.

This story was a great read. I really liked Rhys and Mel, they are both very strong personalities with their own baggage, but they don’t bring it into their relationship too much. They both deal with it on their own and then as they get to know each other well enough and realize that they are worthy of love, and to have someone beside them to bring out their strengths, they share their past with each other and it helps to make their relationship stronger.

They have some trials and tribulations along the way, and they need to learn trust, but in the end they find their way and become a family.

Definitely a different kind of billionaire  and single father falls for a regular girl and nanny book. Good read. It made me cry in a few places due to circumstances in their lives, but I really liked the book. I read it in one day and didn’t want it to end. If you enjoy a story about life, love, and forever, with some angst thrown in, then Mr. Control is a great choice.


Title: Mr. Control
Author: Maya Hughes
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 20, 2017


She’s the one woman I should stay away from, but I can’t help myself…
They say being a billionaire has its perks, but I hardly notice. After being widowed, my beautiful little girl is the most important thing to me. Esme hasn’t spoken to anyone but me since her mother’s death. When she goes missing, I’m this close to losing it.
When Esme turns up safe and sound with a cute waitress, I’m ready to give the lady a reward and be on our way, but then Esme speaks to her. It’s simple, a mere “thank you”, but I know I can’t let the waitress get away.
Melanie is nothing like the women who throw themselves at me. Her big brown eyes take my breath away from the minute I lay eyes on her. She fills out her pink waitress uniform with curves I can’t wait to get my hands on. I can’t get her out of my head.
Melanie’s bringing my little girl out of her shell, which means she’s strictly off limits. But having her under my roof and close enough to touch is too much of a temptation. My legendary control is beginning to slip and I don’t know how much longer I can resist breaking every rule I have.
Mr. Control is a HOT romance with heart that will tug at your heartstrings, melt your panties, and leave you begging for more. HEA included! This single dad romance is approximately 62,000 words!

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Maya Hughes has always loved romance novels. One look at her Kindle is confirmation. She started writing her first romance novel while pregnant with her third child and she hasn’t looked back. Now, her romance writing addiction has replaced her romance reading addiction.

You can find her writing on her foldable keyboard and phone anytime inspiration strikes. Her sweet and steamy stories range from rockstars to small towns and everything in between. When she’s not writing, she’s playing with her three kids, running errands or vegging on the couch with the love of her life and biggest fan, her husband.

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ARC Review of “The Keys to my Diary ~ Marina”, by Ann Omasta @AnnOmasta @HGRomanceDeals

A light, funny, refreshing read. I loved the way this book was written. The characters in this story are well written and fun to get to know.

Marina is a funny young woman who is dealing with a recent divorce from a man she has been married to for several years, Frank. Frank is an unfaithful jerk that treats Marina like she doesn’t matter. Marina’s best friend, Fern, encourages her to write in a journal to help her work through the feelings she has since getting a divorce. Marina doesn’t think it will help much until she begins to write about things that are going on in her daily routine.

In writing in the journal, Marina finds that she is stronger  and more courageous than she thought and that she is desirable, funny, and a great catch.

I look forward to reading more about the characters in this series and finding out about their stories. Especially Trixie’s book. The journal entry about her had me laughing for a while.

WWW Wednesday, November 15, 2017 – What I am reading

What are you Currently Reading?:
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Currently reading: I am almost half through “The Keys to my Diary, Marina”, by Ann Omasta. I am enjoying the life of Marina and her journey through life as a single woman. I should be able to finish the book in the next couple of days.


What did you recently finish reading?:

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Recently finished:I recently finished reading “Heart of a Cowboy”, by Kristin Vayden. This story pulled at my heartstrings in many ways. I loved the book!


What do you think you’ll be reading next?:


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Reading Next: My next read will be “A Hero’s Honor”, by Tessa Layne. I am looking forward to reading this book. Don’t you love the front cover?



Review of “Valor of Love”, by Tracy Cooper-Posey

I am not generally a Historical Romance reader, but I did enjoy this story.

The Great Family is lives their lives the to the fullest and the way they want without concern for what their Society deems inappropriate. It is refreshing to read about a family like this and see that they are normal and have normal lives even though they are part of royalty. Thomsett and Lilly’s story is touching, rewarding, and courageous. The fact that they have both been hurt, but heal each other, even though they should not be together shows their caring nature and their strength to become survivors.

Thomsett thinks he is broken beyond repair, but finds his strength in Lilly. He also shows Lilly that what broke her was not her fault and that she is worthy of love. He helps her to come out of her shell and re-enter society and take her rightful place in her family. This also brings Thomsett to take his rightful place in society and accept his inheritance.

Enjoyable read, and heart wrenching at times.