Book Release: Scot Under The Covers by Suzanne Enoch

About the book:Scot Under The Covers

Title: Scot Under the Covers

Author: Suzanne Enoch

Published: January 28th 2020 by St. Martin’s Paperbacks

Source: Received from the Publisher, in exchange for an honest review

Format: e-copy

Blurb:

Miranda Harris is known for her charm, wit, and ability to solve any problem she encounters. But when her brother lands neck-deep in gambling debt to a crafty villain and Miranda is subsequently blackmailed into marrying him, she must enlist the help of the devil himself to save the family honor―and herself.

Devilishly handsome Highlander Aden MacTaggert knows next to nothing about the ways of the ton, but he most certainly knows his way around gaming halls and womens’ hearts. Still, Aden is not sure how he’ll manage to find a Sassenach bride in time to save his family’s inheritance. When his almost sister-in-law Miranda comes to him for assistance, he proposes a partnership: She will help him navigate London society and he’ll teach her everything about wagering…and winning back her freedom. The beautiful, clever lass intrigues Aden―but is she playing her own game, or are the sparks between them real? He is accustomed to risking his pocket. But betting on Miranda’s love is a game he can’t afford to lose. . .

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My Review

Happy Release Day!!!! Another great book from ST. Martin’s and I am again grateful to the publisher for allowing me to read and review their amazing stories! Congratulations to Suzanne Enoch for writing such an amazing story 😊

Yey! I am always happy to read a book with Highlanders. Guys with accent have a certain appeal. Although I confess the Scottish dialect causes me some issues, I loved the story! As per usual, I am reviewing book 2 from the series, because I am still due for a read for the first one. But I did enjoy “Scot Under The Covers” very much.

 Miranda and Aden are an amazing pair. Each looking to learn something form the other, they quickly form a bond. She wants to clean her brother’s gabling debt and avoid a forced marriage. He must learn the ways of the ton to find a proper lady to marry, or else he risks losing his fortune. It’s not about the money, but the family legacy and the many other families working on their estate. So they form an alliance.

What I mostly enjoyed is how they fall in love with their personalities. Yes, he is very attractive and finds her attractive as well. But his kindness, his strong personality and even his life experience are just a few other traits that raise Miranda’s interest. He is charmed by her intelligence, her determination and willing to take on a debt that is not hers to pay back.

 There is a lot of family history shared. Even if it’s book 2, it’s not difficult to follow Aden’s background and to get familiar with his family and the reason why he has to marry to save his fortune. The author did an amazing job portraying the relationship as more than an interest from Aden’s side and this I loved a lot.

All in all, this was a very enjoyable read! I did have a difficult time with the Scottish words, but not so as to decrease my rating. I do hope you’ll give it a try 😊

Until next time, Happy Reading!

5 stars

 

About the AuthorSuzanne Enoch

Suzanne was born in Southern California sometime in the latter half of the 20th century. In the way that some people are born knowing they want to be astronauts or cellists, Suzanne always knew she wanted to be a writer. Early dreams of becoming a zoologist and writing true stories about her adventures in Africa were crushed, however, after she viewed a television special about the world’s most poisonous snakes; she did NOT want to write about how she’d been bitten and lost a limb to a cobra. Thankfully at the same time the movie “Star Wars” premiered, and she realized that she could make up adventures and write about them, and not be eaten by deadly predators while doing research.

She dabbled in romantic fantasy writing for a year or two after graduating with a degree in English from the University of California, Irvine, until her affection for traditional Regency romances led her to write one for fun. After several encouraging rejections from publishers, she snared the interest of the world’s best and most patient literary agent, who advised her to revise the manuscript. This ultimately led to the publication of her first book, The Black Duke’s Prize, from Avon Books in the Spring of 1995. A second Regency, Angel’s Devil, followed that Fall.

When Avon folded its traditional Regency line, Suzanne was encouraged to try her hand at historical romance. As she remained keenly interested in England’s Regency period, she decided to attempt another manuscript set in that time. Lady Rogue hit the shelves in March of 1997. She wrote a total of 29 books for Avon, including two anthologies and a five-part contemporary series which received a pair of starred reviews from Publishers Weekly. One of those books, Twice the Temptation, was named one of the five best romances of the year by PW in 2007.

In 2002 her well-known love of all things “Star Wars” led to an invitation to appear on the E! channel in the television special “Star Wars: The Force Is Back”, where she discussed the romance in the movie series and ended up with more air time than George Lucas.

In 2010 Suzanne left Avon Books for St. Martin’s Press, where she continues to pen historical romance novels. Her 31st book, Taming an Impossible Rogue, is set to arrive in March 2012.

Suzanne is known for her humorous characters, sexy bad boys, and whip-sharp, witty dialogue. She currently resides in Placentia, California with several hundred guppies and various other tropical fish, and handful of very loud, spinach-loving finches. And her collection of action figures and statues from “Star Wars”, “Lord of the Rings”, “X-Men”, and “Pirates of the Caribbean”. Everybody needs some inspiration, after all.

Book Review: Forever My Duke by Olivia Drake

About the book:Forever My Duke by Olivia Drake

Title: Forever My Duke

Author: Olivia Drake

Published: December 31st 2019 by St. Martin’s Press

Source: Received from the Publisher, in exchange for an honest review

Format: e-copy

Blurb:

Hadrian Ames, the Duke of Clayton, needs a bride. He even has the perfect one picked out. That is, until he meets the lovely, free-spirited Natalie Fanshawe. She’s the opposite of what a man of his high rank should desire in a wife—an outspoken American who has never even set foot in a London ballroom.

But Natalie doesn’t have time to be swept off her feet by a handsome duke who must be a spoiled scoundrel like every other British lord. And she couldn’t care less about Hadrian’s title. After all, it’s not as if he actually worked to attain his wealth and status. He surely can’t understand what it’s like to be a busy woman, planning to open a school while trying to reunite a six-year-old orphan with his English relatives. Nevertheless, Hadrian launches his campaign to win her heart. Can the utterly delightful American beauty ever find a way to love him…despite his being a duke?

Check it on: Amazon & Goodreads

My Review

One of my resolutions for 2020 is to be better at organizing my activities. This involves being up to date with reading ARCs and posting my reviews during the release period. With this being said, I need to apologize again to St. Martin’s Press for not being able to stick to my review dates. 4 days into the new year and I can say that my plan is working. I know it’s too soon, but my new planning method is already showing good results. Ok, back to our book.

Olivia Drake is never a disappointment. I love her books! I own ARCs and physical copies, so of course “Forever my Duke” has a special place in my heart. It offers us the relationship between the Duke of Clayton and Natalie Fanshaw, an American that came to England to return young Leo, her best friend’s son, to his grandfather. Little did she expect to form a beautiful friendship with a man of such high position. From here we have a lot of action, we have a beautiful romance and a charming little boy.

What I mostly like about Olivia Drake’s books is that she leaves nothing at random. The way she builds the atmosphere and each character’s personality is amazing. They act according to their age or upbringing. There is no unnecessary drama or exaggerated stubbornness. When it comes to the romance, it is slowly built, allowing the relationship to develop in a natural way. In the end, the reader has no doubt. It’s a strong, a solid relationship. I love it!

The plot has two focus points: finding Leo’s family, making sure he is properly recognized in the English society and as well the Duke’s pursue of a wife (or his pursue of the one he intends to propose to).  There are complications on both sides, enough to keep the interest until the very end.

All in all, I absolutely adored the story. Well, I was expecting it to be so. Olivia Drake never disappoints. Her stories have the maturity of an experienced writer and are meant to send us back to those times when proper conduct was a must. “Forever My Duke” achieved its purpose and has its place on my heart’s shelves.

Cover review: I like it! Simple, yet sexy enough to depict the romance. I like as well how Natalie is portrayed, in a green dress with no jewelry to show her simple American life. The duke from the cover is quite handsome as well ☺

Favorite quote: “Good, you’re awake. It goes against my principles to strike an unconscious man.”

5 stars

P.S.: If you want to know my thoughts about book 1, they can be found here. Spoiler: 5 stars!

About the Author

olivia drake

Shortly after graduating from Michigan State University with a degree in journalism, Olivia Drake sold her first novel two weeks after sending it to a publisher. She now lives in Texas in a cozy cottage with two feisty cats and a photographer husband. Her two daughters have flown the nest, but still come back whenever they want a home-cooked meal!

Olivia Drake is the author of 35 romance novels. Her most recent series is called ‘Unlikely Duchesses’ and began with THE DUKE I ONCE KNEW. The second book in the series, FOREVER MY DUKE, will be released in January 2020.

Her other series include ‘Heiress in London’ (SEDUCING THE HEIRESS, NEVER TRUST A ROGUE, SCANDAL OF THE YEAR) and ‘The Cinderella Sisterhood’ series (IF THE SLIPPER FITS, STROKE OF MIDNIGHT, ABDUCTED BY A PRINCE, BELLA AND THE BEAST, HIS WICKED WISH, THE SCANDALOUS FLIRT).

Many of you also knew Olivia as Barbara Dawson Smith. She is a New York Times bestseller and winner of numerous honors, including the Golden Heart Award and the coveted Rita Award for excellence in the historical romance genre.

Book Review: Unconditional by Lexxie Couper

Unconditional
Always Book 1
by Lexxie Couper
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Life’s great — it’s the terminal degenerative disease that sucks.
Maci is young, smart and about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime. It looks like she has the world at her feet, but appearances can be deceiving. Because Maci is not like other college girls. She already knows her future is written and there’s no happy ending in sight.
For Raphael, life is all upside. He’s on the fast track to success and nothing can stop him—except his unexpected love for a girl who’s convinced she’ll hold him back.
When Maci and Raphael are drawn irresistibly together, they’ll both have to redefine everything they thought they knew about life, love and happy ever after.
“One of the BEST New Adult Coming of Age romance books I’ve read…funny, heartwarming and sexy”~ Five Stars, Slick Reads
***The Always series is a 3-book series about love, life, laughter and hope. Originally released under the pen-name Cherie M Hudson, the Always series is Lexxie Couper unlike you’ve read before.***
My Review

I loved this book so much! It was more than I could have expected. Funny and serious when needed, with great characters and an amazing love story, “Unconditional” is absolutely incredible!

Maci is such a strong heroine. She is not a victim, she is not asking for pity and definitely she can stand her ground. She has learnt to live with her condition and, even if she has sealed the door to her heart, dreams are a way of making everything possible. When a stranger kisses her in the men’s bathroom, in the Australian airport, Maci’s walls tremble a little. To her surprise, the mysterious man is extremely famous… and also her colleague at uni.

Maci and Raphael have an incredible chemistry. Both are not willing to open their hearts, but the feeling has a way of slipping through the cracks. There are many things to deal with starting with fame and publicity and also Maci’s condition. Her support system, although unwanted, is great. I hope we will have books for both Heather and Brandon.

The plot keeps you on the edge of your seat. I devoured it until the very last page, interested to learn how they would put order into their chaotic lives. The writing feels natural and flows perfectly. I had fun reading it. The line between fun and mockery is well defined. I love the fact that the author pays so much attention to conditions such as Parkinson’s and treats them with the seriousness they deserve. She raises awareness as well to those around people with this disease and that I love too.

All in all, I love this book and I cannot wait to read the others from the series. Lexxie Couper is a fantastic writer and I cannot wait to read her other books as well!

Favorite Quote: “Desire the impossible to substitute the denied. Makes sense, right?”

Cover Review: I like it. I feel it misses something, but I’m not sure what. I like how the two characters are portrayed like opposites and I like the small “patch” detail on the title. Good 😊

5 stars

 

International bestselling romance author Lexxie Couper started writing when she was six and hasn’t stopped since. She’s not a deviant, but she does have a deviant’s imagination and a desire to entertain readers with her words. Add the two together and you get romances that can make you laugh, cry, shake with fear or tremble with desire…Sometimes all at once.
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January TBR

Ok, here we are with the first TBR of the year. I am feeling a little nervous because I do intend to follow my monthly TBRs closely. I have set a 100 books goal on Goodreads, so I’ll need to read 9 books per month. Doesn’t seem so difficult, does it?

Let’s take a look at what I have for January:

  1. Real Miracle by Susan Saxx (already posted)
  2. It Started With a Candy Cane by Susan Saxx (already posted)
  3. Real Temptation/ Special Delivery by Susan Saxx (already posted)
  4. Forever My Duke by Olivia Drake
  5. Something Wicked by Nicole M. Rubino
  6. Beautifully Broken by Bailey B.
  7. Shadowed by Michelle Areaux
  8. The Midnight Before Me by Elizabeth Lo
  1. Sweet Talkin’ Lover by Tracey Livesay
  2. Mister Hollywood by Mika Lane
  3. Mister Fake Date by Mika Lane
  4. Mister Wrong by Mika Lane
  5. Escape You by Diana A. Hicks
  6. Heir of Lies by Mallory McCartney
  7. My Pulse by Hanna Dale

I was telling you in some of my other articles that I am also taking part in some challenges. I never got to tell you anything about them yet, but I will probably need to add at least one or two more books, in case the ones I already have don’t meet the criteria. With 4 books already read, the year is off to a good start.

Until next time, happy reading!

Weekly Quote #6

Hello to everyone!  I do hope this article finds you in the best of moods, even if it is Monday. Let’s start the week with our regular quote.

Today I am offering a quote from “Forever My Duke” by Olivia Drake. I cannot begin to describe how much I loved this book and I cannot wait to share my thought with you. This was a hefty read, with 384 pages. I know, not so many, but after a period of only reading smaller books, this one seems big!

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“Forever My Duke” tells the story of an American woman that comes to England toForever My Duke by Olivia Drake return her desisted best friend’s son to his grandfather. On their way, she meets the Duke of Clayton and from here starts a beautiful relationship, in which they both have to win the other’s confidence and respect. For some reason, this book has some 2 or 3 stars reviews and, while I respect the opinions, I am completely in love! I seem to like Historical Romance quite a lot these days… (I will never ever admit I have a romantic one in me!)

I hope you have a wonderful week! To those returning to work: good luck and good energy. Keep your calm and positive attitude (it’s something I need to remember as well…) Happy Reading!

Book Review: Real Temptation (Special Delivery) by Susan Saxx

Come on a journey.
The town of Jack’s Bay, in northern Ontario, Canada, straddles cottage country and city living, and does it well.
But more importantly, it’s a strong community. Home to a group of men that have served together in the army reserve. Brothers, with an unbreakable bond, as well as determined women.
Friends and army reserve brothers to these men of Jack’s Bay are the men of Golden, British Columbia. A fictional town, with quirky characters set in the Rocky Mountain trench, life is different in the mountains. Yet family, brotherhood and love…are the same.
Come meet the cowboy, the ex-hockey player, the dark-net computer genius, and the band of Canadian military reservists who served together, and the strong women they fall in love with.
Real Temptation/ Special Delivery
Real Men Book 7
Genre: Erotic Romance
Publication Date: May 11, 2018
She’s high society. He’s blue collar.
And he’s only got one night to prove to her… blue collar is better.
WARNING: Graphic language, swearing, and frank sexual descriptions.
Oh. And chocolate truffles, velcro’d bondage straps, Manolos, and a bit of grime.
She wears a delivery uniform, but it won’t be for long. Alex Jordan is determined. She’ll work hard – do anything – to get her family back to its former wealth and standing in Toronto society. Once a solid member of the tennis club set, everything fell apart when her father was convicted of white collar crime. Life is harsh now, but Intimate Deliveries, her small company and brainchild of a delivery service is the vehicle to restore their lives. She’ll build her brand, work her fingers to the bone, and she knows she’ll achieve her goal. Eventually. She has to.
But she’s also got her eye on rich and handsome Montreal playboy Luc Etalier. If she scores the heartthrob as a husband, her dreams will be realized all the faster. She’ll get them all back to their former glory and ease of life – including her father, once he’s released – one way or another.
He’s blue collar, has sworn off alcohol, and she’s lit his dreams of something more. Rand Peters has watched – and salivated – every time the brash young woman has come in to their machine shop to work the account. She’s fueled his sexual fantasies for over a year, but she’s also inspired him to go back to university part-time and work on that business degree. If she can go for what she wants, a former rich girl now in the trenches with the rest of them, so can he. And he’s also seen something in her – working so hard in a life that’s foreign to her – that touches his heart.
But a relationship? She’d never go for him – though something eggs him on to try. First real chance he gets, he will. He has to.
Now it’s New Year’s Eve, and he’s there alone. Alex comes in with a delivery, ready to do her job and then run to her glamorous NYE party with old friends. But miracle of miracles – it’s the wrong part. They’ll have to wait for the new one. Together…
A New Year’s Eve Erotic Romance

My Review

This was another great book in the series, that kept me all day wrapped up in its pages. I love how simple it is and how all the pieces come together in the right way when you are with the right person, Kind of like in real life, huh?

Susan Saxx offers us yet again something different. This time we have a dominant guy (in more ways that your standard) finally having the opportunity to spend time with the girl of his fantasies. As the blurb also mentions, Alex wants obtain her previous position in society, with good money to spend, luxury and rich friends. A mistake cost her family the fortune and now she started her own small business, her little gold mine. All her efforts are to grow Intimate Deliveries, to restore her good life. A delivery puts her in the arms of Rand Paters. He was admiring her from afar and now that he has her close, he is not willing to pass on the opportunity. The passion between them is intense, but remains to be seen if they can see (or feel) beyond the differences.

There are many elements that made me love the story, but also some that did not feel natural. While I do appreciate the ambition that both characters have shown in their careers or studies, Alex seems more focused on the money. Rand is determined to turn his life around for his father but also for himself. She is more focused on regaining her social status. I would have wanted an epilogue to see how far they’ve come, but I assume we will get to read about it in the next books, at least a glimpse of it. The “Master” comment in one of the steamy scenes felt a little bit off. I don’t know, the story has a lot of potential, but it was condensed into fewer pages than it should have deserved.

All in all, I am offering 3.5 stars to Real Temptation, but I do advise you check the other books in the series. They are amazing!

In fact, I have two reviews posted as well, for “Real Miracle” (book #5) and “It Started With a Candy Cane” (book #6). Feel free to check them out here. Until next time, Happy Reading!

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Book Reviews: Real Men #5 & #6

Come on a journey.
The town of Jack’s Bay, in northern Ontario, Canada, straddles cottage country and city living, and does it well.
But more importantly, it’s a strong community. Home to a group of men that have served together in the army reserve. Brothers, with an unbreakable bond, as well as determined women.
Friends and army reserve brothers to these men of Jack’s Bay are the men of Golden, British Columbia. A fictional town, with quirky characters set in the Rocky Mountain trench, life is different in the mountains. Yet family, brotherhood and love…are the same.
Come meet the cowboy, the ex-hockey player, the dark-net computer genius, and the band of Canadian military reservists who served together, and the strong women they fall in love with.
Real Miracle
Real Men Book 5
by Susan Saxx
Genre: Small Town Military Dark Romantic Suspense
Publication Date: February 7, 2018
Too many secrets. Too many dangers. And he’s got a mission to accomplish.
Eli Austin is going off the grid. Too long in the underground employ of men he’d sooner spit on than obey, his master plan for breaking free is intact. But before he goes, he has to appease his heart and soul one last time. He’s got to see the house he and his high school sweetheart, Tish, almost bought. Relive the Christmas they never had, before he walked out on her, into the dark night without a word, so many years ago.
Tish Taylor’s been through it all. After that horrendous Christmas, she moved on, married. But the rebound is over, and she’s newly divorced. She’s going back to where she had it all – once – to spend a solitary evening in the abandoned house where three years ago, they were going to start their new life. The sweet old house that called to them, the life that was theirs. She’s got to reclaim the woman she was then – full of dreams, and promises. So she can move on, once and for all.
So they both set out to that old house, now in the worst part of town.
But neither of them counted on what they’d find…
My Review

What an intense trip! I loved it so much! Eli has risked a lot for the ones he loves. He has sacrificed his feelings and hardened his heart. But Christmas has a way of bringing people together. Put face to face with the love of his life, he cannot stay away.

I had my issues going into the story. The first pages took a while to read, with the main character focused on his demons that keep following him. This is the first book I’ve read from the series, so it took some time to adjust to the style. However, once the plot actually begins, it’s a rollercoaster of emotions.

I love the strength Eli depicts and as well Tish’s attitude toward him. She may appear stubborn, but I like the girl – well on her feet, trying to be independent. They both feel that something is missing, they both came back to what they believe it’s lost.

Such an intense story! 5 stars and moving immediately to the next…

It Started With a Candy Cane
Real Men Book 6
Genre: Sweet Romance
Publication Date: December 15, 2017
She’s city. The more designer and fluffier, the better.
He’s a closed-off butcher in a small northern Canadian town.
Emily Gates is hip. If a bag’s got more than three zeros in its price tag – she’s in. Cream is her favorite color. And her new role as junior city planner in the city of Toronto has her excited beyond all reason. For the gal with the troubled past – something she carefully keeps a secret – it’s all about building community now. Even though she loves working and living in the upscale, trendy area just east of Bloor and Yonge.
Rufus Richardson isn’t fancy and his job is dirty. And he’s always trying to slay the damn dragons, even when no one wants him to. He should settle for a local gal, one who’s used to country and mosquitos and wild animals poking around the family homestead. Instead, the moment he sees the vivacious city beauty, his heart tumbles, and his warrior’s sword appears. But she doesn’t need him to slay any dragons, and lets him know in no uncertain terms.
But when the life she’s carefully curated falls apart suddenly and she goes off into the dark northern night alone searching for the meaning that’s always eluded her, they find themselves thrown together, the night before Christmas Eve. On Ruf’s annual infamous northern Candy Cane Run, and…
Everything changes.
And this Christmas, it all started with a candy cane.
My Review

Oh, I love candy canes. Though I try to stay away during the year, I do indulge during Christmas.  Well, when it comes to “It Started With a Candy Cane”, you should devour it any time you crave something sweet and romantic. I was quickly swooning over Rufus. You know the old: “My hero” saying? Yup, that was me with this book.

Rufus and Emily cannot be more different. She is a city girl while he enjoys the quiet life of a small town. But they need each other. Emily is the type of woman that can hold her head high, with all the ugly issues life may throw at her. Rufus is the one willing to catch all these nasty things. Their relationship is beautiful and they form an amazing couple.

I got into this book faster than in case of “Real Miracle”. It was not that moody. I loved every page and I hope you will give it a shot as well 🙂

 

Real Temptation/ Special Delivery
Real Men Book 7
Genre: Erotic Romance
Publication Date: May 11, 2018
She’s high society. He’s blue collar.
And he’s only got one night to prove to her… blue collar is better.
WARNING: Graphic language, swearing, and frank sexual descriptions.
Oh. And chocolate truffles, velcro’d bondage straps, Manolos, and a bit of grime.
She wears a delivery uniform, but it won’t be for long. Alex Jordan is determined. She’ll work hard – do anything – to get her family back to its former wealth and standing in Toronto society. Once a solid member of the tennis club set, everything fell apart when her father was convicted of white collar crime. Life is harsh now, but Intimate Deliveries, her small company and brainchild of a delivery service is the vehicle to restore their lives. She’ll build her brand, work her fingers to the bone, and she knows she’ll achieve her goal. Eventually. She has to.
But she’s also got her eye on rich and handsome Montreal playboy Luc Etalier. If she scores the heartthrob as a husband, her dreams will be realized all the faster. She’ll get them all back to their former glory and ease of life – including her father, once he’s released – one way or another.
He’s blue collar, has sworn off alcohol, and she’s lit his dreams of something more. Rand Peters has watched – and salivated – every time the brash young woman has come in to their machine shop to work the account. She’s fueled his sexual fantasies for over a year, but she’s also inspired him to go back to university part-time and work on that business degree. If she can go for what she wants, a former rich girl now in the trenches with the rest of them, so can he. And he’s also seen something in her – working so hard in a life that’s foreign to her – that touches his heart.
But a relationship? She’d never go for him – though something eggs him on to try. First real chance he gets, he will. He has to.
Now it’s New Year’s Eve, and he’s there alone. Alex comes in with a delivery, ready to do her job and then run to her glamorous NYE party with old friends. But miracle of miracles – it’s the wrong part. They’ll have to wait for the new one. Together…
A New Year’s Eve Erotic Romance
Skipping Christmas
Real Men Book 9
Genre: Hot Contemporary Sports Romance
Publication Date: December 20, 2019
He’s adored by women–and men–all over the world. The raw, gritty NHL player, Dante Knight.
But life changed abruptly, a year ago. Now Dante’s no longer interested in the limelight, or in the panties strewn on the ice. With the same focus he applied to his stunning NHL career, he’s interested in only one woman….
Kelley Dunham. The girl who loved him, way back when.
It’ll be easy, though. She’s crazy for him, right?
***
Puppy love for the moody Dante consumed Kelly Dunham’s formative years. But she unravelled when the NHL hopeful abruptly left their tiny Canadian mountain town, after their first—and only—night together. She moved on, soul flaming from the shock. Worse, everyone knew.
Time for a change.
Now she’s ready for the playgirl life. Stupid Dante had the right idea, and she’s going to adopt his credo. Sex for nothin’ and her guys for free.
But when Dante reappears in a blizzard and they’re snowed in, and he’s finally ready to be the man she always knew he could be…
She stands firm. Nothing’s changing her new-found mission.
Let the games begin.
A Real Man
Real Men Book 1
Real Deep
Real Men Book 2
It Started on a Back Road
Real Men Book 3
Real Hero
Real Men Book 4
The Escape
Real Men Book 8
Hi there! I’m SO glad we’ve connected!
I write books set in the small towns and big cities of Canada. Right now I’m writing the Real Men series – first installment set in Jack’s Bay, northern Ontario – a place I ❤ so much!
My heroes and heroines haven’t had an easy time of it. But they take what life dishes out, and somehow, with grit, determination and heart – especially heart – they transform it into gold. Their gold.
Their stories – like life! – range from sweet to sexy, contemporary to suspenseful.
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And welcome…to Jack’s Bay, northern Ontario, to the upcoming sister series in B.C., and to the rancher (#1), the tormented dark-net genius (#5), the ‘hit rock-bottom’ ex-Seal (#4), and the ex-star hockey player (Coming Dec. 2018) – all military reservists, and the passionate, heroic women they fall for.
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