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Charming as Puck by Pippa Grant

Another fun installment of the Thruster series. Nick Murphy gets his just desserts and finds his own heart. All these books are so much fun and each has its own unique story. Grab this one, it is not to be missed.

Thief of Souls by Brian Klingborg

This is a different type who done it and I enjoyed the whole experience. The distinctive difference in cultures is evident throughout, although much is the same as the “west”. Here we have a serial killer with a twist. The oriental view of the police and life in general is entertaining and intense. Enjoy this puzzle.

The Beauty and The Beefcake by Pippa Grant

Have admit, I have a soft spot for the Berger twins, Ares being my favorite. This book has Pippa Grant’s signature humor, but much more, because Ares Berger has a depth undiscovered until this story. Grab this one it is one of my favorites.

Cover reveal for the Girl Band Series by Pippa Grant 5⭐️

My Bag of Books review links

Mister McHottie.

Stud in the Stacks.

Rockaway Bride.

The Hero and the Hacktivist.


Series: The Girl Band Series
Author: Pippa Grant
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Cover Design: Najla Qamber

#1 Mister McHottie – Photo: Wander Aguiar
The best enemies make the best lovers...
There are three things I hate: 
Bratwurst in any form, my neighbors boinking like farm animals at 3 AM, and Chase Jett.
Mostly I hate Chase Jett. It's been ten years since he took my virginity—I'd make a bratwurst joke, but the unfortunate truth is that it would have to be a brat-best joke, and yes, it kills me to admit that—and now he's not only a billionaire, he's also my new boss.
Turns out our hate is mutual. And this kind of hate is horrifically twisted, filthy, and banging hot.
I just might have to hate him forever.
Mister McHottie is the hilariously sexy romantic comedy that your mother warned you about, complete with an organic happy-ever-after (or seven), a Bratwurst Wagon, ill-advised office pranks, and no cheating or cliffhangers.
Free in Kindle Unlimited
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#2 Stud in the Stacks – Photo: Rafa Catala
He's a librarian by day and the ideal fake boyfriend by night.
When it comes to women, I know what they want. And all day long, I give it to them. Dark, broody, and sexy? You got it. Need to laugh? I’m your guy. Desperate for something to put you in the mood? You’ve come to the right place, kitten.
Every morning when my library opens, there’s a line around the block, the ladies flocking to me in need of their next book boyfriend. I’m that dude. The one who knows his way around the romance section.
And after years of study, my skills don't stop at the day job. Need a fake boyfriend, fiancé, or friend-with-benefits? I know that plot. I also know to keep my heart off the table, because love is only real between the pages of a book.
So when Parker Elliott needs a temporary fake boyfriend for a reunion, of course I step in. She rocks a mean guitar, she has no idea how sexy she is, and we have something of a history.
Easy, right?
Yep. Piece of cake.
Except this time, I'm actually in danger of falling in love.
Stud in the Stacks is 55,000 sexy, hilarious, sometimes embarrassing words, complete with tacos, romance novel love, unicorn parties, and no cheating or cliffhangers.
Free in Kindle Unlimited
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#3 Rockaway Bride – Photo: Furious Fotog
A Rock Star Kidnaps a Runaway Bride…Kidnapping the bride seemed like a good idea at the time.
Her fiancé stole my fortune, so I stole his woman.
Tit for tat. Or tat for tit. However you want to look at it.
The one thing I didn’t expect?
Willow Honeycutt, preschool teacher, boy band super fan, is completely crazy.
And somehow she’s turned the tables on me.
Now, she’s holding me hostage, and she won’t let me go until we hit every item on her sparkly new, completely insane bucket list.
And that last item?
That last item might cost me more than any fortune.
It very well might cost me my heart.
Rockaway Bride is a romping fun romance between a down-on-his-luck rock star and a boy band-loving preschool teacher, complete with a road trip, handcuffs, and fun with nuns. This romantic comedy stands alone with no cheating or cliffhangers and ends with a rockin' awesome happily ever after.
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#4 The Hero and the Hactivist – Photo: Wander Aguiar
For anyone who’s ever been on the receiving end of an unsolicited dick pic… 
He has the muscles of Adonis, an ego bigger than the sun, and a very clear desire to get back in my pants. Which would be fantastic if he weren’t a SEAL and I wasn’t a criminal.
Although, I prefer the term avenger. 
I’m a hacktivist, cleaning up the cesspool of cyberspace one scam artist and troll at a time, and I sometimes bend a few rules to get justice done.
He’s a military man with abs of glory, sworn to uphold the letter of the law no matter its shortcomings. And if he’d known who—or what—I was, I doubt he would’ve banged me at my best friend’s wedding reception.
Or come back for more.
Which is why he’s now the only thing standing between me and one very pissed off internet troll who’s figured out where I live.
I’m pretty sure he’ll get me out of this alive—and quite satisfied, thank you very much—but I’m also pretty sure this mission will end with me in handcuffs.
And not the good kind of handcuffs.
The Hero and the Hacktivist is a romping fun SEAL / Best Friend's Brother / Robin Hood in Cyberspace romance between a meathead and an heiress, complete with epic klutziness, terrible leg warmers, and an even worse phone virus gone wrong. This romantic comedy stands alone with no cheating or cliffhangers and ends with a fabulously fun happily ever after.
Free in Kindle Unlimited
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Pippa Grant is a USA Today Bestselling author who writes romantic comedies that will make tears run down your leg. When she's not reading, writing or sleeping, she's being crowned employee of the month as a stay-at-home mom and housewife trying to prepare her adorable demon spawn to be productive members of society, all the while fantasizing about long walks on the beach with hot chocolate chip cookies.
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Rancher’s pregnant ex by Leslie North

Skip the cover and title. This is a good read. There is a possible medical problem along with the truly terrible title, which tells the reader part of the plot, this moves forward with romance, drama, angst and the HEA. A good, quick read.


The Hero and The Hacktivist by Pippa Grant new cover reveal


Good, fun read. Not my favorite in this series but definitely worth the time. As always, laugh-out-loud, romance and this one has a little danger with a twist. This is an opposite attract story. All these books are worth the read.   The audiobook is entertaining too.

The Rockaway Bride by Pippa Grant new cover reveal.


This was a fun book, as are all Pippa Grant books. A kidnapping goes off kilter in this laugh out loud book. Of course it ends with an HEA and has enough romance, steam and silly adventure to keep you reading. Also listening to the audio and maybe listen to it again at a later date.

Stud In The Stacks by Pippa Grant new cover reveal!


This book is so much fun. We have the hot librarian, who heads the romance section and lands all the ladies in the process. Laughed throughout most of this book. Don’t miss it.

This audiobook is my least favorite of these books, I found the female narrator so irritating. Just me, you may love it.

Mister McHottie by Pippa Grant New Cover reveal!


OMG!  This is a laugh out loud fun fest, with a side of steam. I literally found myself laughing while reading and had to drop the story a few times to get a handle on the giggles. If you need a good laugh add this to your TBR list, know that there is a lot of steam in this read.

Royally Pucked by Pippa Grant

Loved this book along with the audiobook, both are great fun. My favorite of this series so far. Manning and Gracie are adorable. Laughter, humor, romance, drama and a small amount of slapstick, make this a top read.

The Pilot and The Puck-up by Pippa Grant

A spider fearing hockey player meets a fearless female pilot and the laughs, fun, steam and romance are off the charts. Such a fun read and the audiobook is awesome. First in the Thruster series and am looking forward to the next. Snap this one up.

Once Upon a Time by Blair Babylon audio narrated by Jason Clarke and Lucy Rivers

Loved this book and was thrilled to see this in audio. The narration is excellent and am looking forward to the next book.  A tapestry, each series and book are woven to together, making a wonderful flow of characters and story. I try never to leave spoilers in my reviews, who wants to know what happens before the enjoyment of reading and listening to the book? Know that this is an excellent story, heartbreak, intrigue and steam are all here. Can’t go wrong with this one. If you have not enjoyed Blair’s earlier releases, consider them now, they are not necessary for this read or listen, but expand on the characters included in this story and I am anticipating the future audiobooks.

The Sheikh’s Mail Order Bride by Leslie North

Third and final in this series. This sheikh’s friends sign him up and purchase a bride. The story spins into an HEA from there. A small touch on learning disabilities, romance,steam, drama and the expected ending. Ok read.

Too Good To Be Real by Melonie Johnson

Loved this book. So much more than a rom com. The story is not only fun but has depth and all the feels. We meet Julia, Luke and the supporting characters and their side kicks, which include sweet corgis and a conniving pair of sea gulls. Add this one to the top of your TBR list, it is not to be missed.

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Hidden in the Sand by Elena Aitken

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Wishing for a trip to the sunshine, sand and shore? Add this book to your TBR list. The majority of this hot, steamy story takes place in Panama, can’t get much warmer than that. Here we get wrapped up in drama, back stabbing treachery, romance, steam and heartache. Making for hot romance. Add this enticing book to your vacation reads.

Her Dark Lies by J.T. Ellison

Could there possibly be more mayhem rolled into one book? So many unanswered questions. Such as how and where did Morgan’s funds and rehab happen. Much of this story was left unlinked and OMG, the death and disaster abounds. Too much, just too much. The potential was there, but missed the mark.