My Bag Of Books

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Born In Ice (Book 2) of the Born in Trilogy by Nora Roberts

Born In Trilogy: Born in Fire / Born in Ice / Born in Shame - Fiacre Douglas, Nora Roberts

Caught a deal through Audible, so listened to the second book first.  First let’s talk of the narrator, the story is written from both points of view and Fiacre Douglas is an easy listen and does a good job with this story. This is a sweet story of two people finding each other. There is family drama, a very small intrigue and heart ache. Such a good listen. I am moving on to the missed book one. Hope to find it as good. Don’t miss this one. 

Game of Love (Love in Bloom: The Remingtons Book One) by Melissa Foster

Enjoyable read. Found this story just a little too sweet and glib. There is steam of course, the teen romance turns into the adult drama and the requisite HEA. Not bad, just bland. 

Misadventures With My Ex by Shayla Black


A star crossed couple, who find their way back to each other in spite of family adversity. I try not to write spoilers I have to say “three years?”  It took three years, after leaving “the love of his life” at the alter, with no contact, whatsoever, to work out the convoluted miasma of this relationship. There is romance, steam, angst and the HEA ending.  Good read for the beach with an adult beverage. 

Beneath the Broken Moon: Season One by Sarah Makela


This book threw me for a bit. As I read, it was so familiar and I realized they had been published as chapters, this is all five in one book. This is a paranormal romance with a side of mystery, intrigue and evil. An interesting and entertaining read, with a side of steam. Best way to purchase this series. 

Hustle by Chelle Bliss

A fun romp with a bite of steam. This is an entertaining read. There could have been a little more depth and the antagonist was left unfinished, so perhaps to reappear in another story at a later date?  There is romance, a small amount of angst and fun, romantic, steamy interactions between Bianca and Vinnie. Enjoy this one. 

So sad.

Enshrine - Chelle Bliss

This story was over the top. I found the main character whiney in a self involved pity party. Now, I understand that she had a hard blow, but more than half of this book was a “poor me but I am a brave soul” it was hard to take after a few chapters. It made me wonder, during those weeks of crawling around, who was cleaning up after her. Then we move into the sticky sweet romance. Just too much of a good thing. Disappointed by this story, to say the least. 

The Escape Room by Megan Golden

The Escape Room - Megan Goldin

An excellent story. I was caught up in the story line from the beginning and did not want to put this book down. The intrinsic meanness and greed of the “Circle” made me wish for revenge, along with the main character. Don’t miss this one, the inventiveness and conclusion is brilliantly done. This book is added to my list of top reads. 

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Best Man: Billionaire Batchlors: Book Six by Lila Monroe

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My first read in this series and have to admit to laughing out loud, in several places. The rich, lackadaisical play boy meets hard working, good hearted, shapely female and the rest falls into place. There are bumps and rocks in the road, but all works for a fun read. Enjoy this one. 

Best Man by Lila Monroe Release Day and Review.

Best Man
Series: Billionaire Bachelors #6

Author: Lila Monroe Genre: Romantic Comedy Release

Release Date:March 11, 2019

Arthur ’Fitz’ Fitzgerald is the hottest, most reckless playboy in town... and my new husband?!
Believe me, I never dreamed that I’d be walking down the aisle to a quickie marriage with a total stranger, but thanks to my eccentric god-mother, an iron-clad will, and a blind, three-legged cat called Alfred (don’t ask), I need to get hitched ASAP. And when the perfect candidate leaves me at the altar, there’s only one person crazy - and drunk - enough to step up at the last minute.
The best man.
Also known as the man most likely to get caught romping with three Rockettes in the back of a Sex and the City tour bus. The man who could melt my panties at twenty paces - and make me want to pour a bucket of ice-water over his head. The man I just pledged to love and honor and... oh god, WHAT HAVE I DONE?!
Our arrangement was clear: keep up the charade long enough for me to claim my inheritance and send my slime-ball cousins packing. Our plan is working perfectly.
Then Fitz decides to change the rules....
Can this fake marriage turn into something real? Find out in the latest hot and hilarious romantic comedy from USA Today bestselling author, Lila Monroe



1 Very Irresistible Playboy
2 Hot Daddy
3 Wild Card
4 Man Candy
5 Mr. Casanova 6 Best Man



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Combining her love of writing, sex and well-fitted suits, Lila Monroe wrote The Billionaire Bargain. Lila enjoys writing, as it gives her a flexible schedule to spend time with her kids and a wonderful excuse to avoid them. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, who strips out of his well-fitted suits nightly.
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My first read in this series and have to admit to laughing out loud, in several places. The rich, lackadaisical play boy meets hard working, good hearted, shapely female and the rest falls into place. There are bumps and rocks in the road, but all works for a fun read. Enjoy this one. 

Release Day!

Misadventures with a Book Boyfriend by Victoria Blue
Release Date 5th March Goodreads
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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A washed-up model at the age of 27, Oliver Connely has gone from being a household name to barely making the rent. It’s time to think fast—and cash in big—with a can’t-miss idea inspired by the passion he sees in a handful of romance novel fans. Book Boyfriend Incorporated is born.
Can’t. Miss.
Except for the unexpected glitches Oliver’s business plan doesn’t cover—like falling for one of his “lonely lady” clients, Bailey Hardin, a politician’s wife who’s as smart and loyal as she is beautiful and sexy. Their chemistry, instant and scorching, is already a problem—but when Bailey’s husband turns up dead, the pair quickly learns they’re facing more than a simple PR nightmare.
The mess intensifies when Oliver’s best friend decides to put a bid in for the freshly vacated city manager position, ensuring Oliver is now caught between his longtime best friend and his new ladylove. The clock is ticking, and the political scandal is growing. Tough decisions must be made—especially because, for the first time in Oliver’s life, matters of his heart are on the line.

Misadventures is a romantic series of spicy standalone novels, each written or co-written by some of the best names in romance. The stories are scandalous, refreshing, and, of course, incredibly sexy. They’re the perfect bedside read, a ‘quick blush’ for the reader who loves a page-turning romance.

Meet The Author
Victoria Blue lives in her own portion of the galaxy known as Southern California. There she finds the love and life sustaining power of one amazing sun, two unique and awe inspiring planets and three indifferent, yet comforting moons.

Life is fantastic and challenging and everyday brings new adventures to be discovered. She looks forward to seeing what's next!



Release Day! Fun read.

Misadventures witha Book Boyfriend by Victoria Blue

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So far my favorite in the “Misadventures” series. A down on his luck model decides to open an escort using romance novels to sell his services and to supplement his income. Things twist up with his best friend and love interest at odds with each other and his decisions. This story has a few turns and keeps the readers interest. The main character is just a little too sweet, but who doesn’t want a book boyfriend? Right?  Steam, romance and a little underhandedness, make this a good read. 


Man of the Year by Caroline Louse Walker

This is a long labored, kind of “who done it”. I lost interest about half way through. The story line was good, but kept getting lost in the words. I found myself saying “get a move on” and had to make a real effort to finish. Ok read, just not for me. 

Another Release Day for Abby Tyler. Fun, fun fun!

Light, fun, entertaining. Releases March 7, 2019

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The Sweetest Match - Abby Tyler

Quick, light, fun, entertaining read.   No steam here, but the story has romance and the requisite HEA most of us expect. The small town of Applebottom, MO (who thinks these names up?  Why, Ms. Tyler does.) Is a den of busybodies, who set out to insure this story has the spark to keep it interesting. Put your feet up, grab a glass of your favorite adult beverage and enjoy. 

Happy Release Day! Fun read.

The Perfect Disaster by Abby Tyler

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A small slip of a woman, harnessed to an out of control Great Dane named Roscoe, need I say more?  This second book of the Applebottom Matchmaker Society, is my favorite, so far.  There is dog chasing, dog destruction, dog training mayhem. There is new found friends, romance and of course the commitment issues that keep the story interesting. Fun, fast and entertaining read. 

Release day!

Dangerous Choice (Off The Grid: FBI #5) - Barbara Freethy

Fifth in this suspenseful series. In this book, the love interests take on a cartel, dodge bullets,deal with an old nemesis, kidnapping, hit and run,murder, yet find time for romance and meet the parents.  This story is packed with action, mystery and excitement. Strap in and enjoy this fast paced ride.