Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Best Laid Plans by Lauren Blakely *~*~*~*~* Cover Reveal and Pre-Order


They say the grass is greener on the other side…

As a good girl, I have to wonder if it's better on the naughty side of the fence.

BEST LAID PLANS, a sexy new standalone romance from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lauren Blakely, will be releasing on March 1, 2019 on all retailers! A friends-to-lovers romantic comedy with a fantastic twist on lessons in seduction, don’t miss the stunning cover below, and pre-order your copy today!


Photography by Rafa G. Catala. Cover Design by Helen Williams.

About BEST LAID PLANS (Coming 3/1/2019):

That time I had the brilliant idea to ask my good friend for lessons in sex-ploration…

Awkward? Maybe. But how else is a good girl going to find out if she likes being naughty? I might be sweet as cherry pie, but I’m also bold and damn curious. And Gabe is charming, trustworthy, aces at seduction (or so I hear) and—bonus!— willing to give me lessons. But to guarantee it won’t ruin our friendship, I have some specific requirements for his instruction. I want these classes to be hypothetical more than hands-on. So what if he’s hella sexy? I can handle that, no problem.


I have it bad for Arden. She’s bright, brilliant, insanely fun, and I want to take her home and spend all night together—and then spend the day with her, too. When she asks for my help, I see my chance to win her sweet heart by showing her how much fun we can have getting spicy. Trouble is, she has a different idea of what “sex-ploration” should mean. Now I’m going to have to get really clever to win her over.

Good thing I know exactly how to upend her best laid plans.



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What’s better than one Audie-nominated romance narrator? Two of them!

Joe Arden and Erin Mallon team up to bring you Lauren’s latest standalone rom-com Best Laid Plans, plus they recorded a bonus behind-the-curtains conversation with all sorts of juicy details about audiobooks!

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About Lauren Blakely: A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that's hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family, including her smoking hot and funny husband and her two brilliant and kind children. She has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs -- she might have four dogs, or maybe five. If she's lucky, she'll soon have six dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 100 times, and she's sold more than 2.5 million books. In December she'll release UNZIPPED, in January BIRTHDAY SUIT, and in March BEST LAID PLANS.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Hunky Heartbreaker (1001 Dark Nights #93) by Kendall Ryan *~*~*~*~* Release Blitz & Review


From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kendall Ryan comes a new story in her Whiskey Kisses series… Everything’s bigger in Texas. And that includes Duke Wilder’s sexual appetite. Together with his twin brother, he runs a whiskey distillery, and when their business takes off—suddenly he’s got it all. Success. Money. Family. But he doesn’t have a woman to share it with. When Valentina storms into his life, her presence is only supposed to be temporary. She’s a feisty attorney hired to help clean up his company’s recent legal mess. He never counted on her being the one to turn his whole world upside down. After spending most of his life living in the shadow of his brother, Duke has something to prove, and he’s not about to let this distraction get in the way of his plans, no matter how hot things get. 

**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.**   



“Good morning, darlin’. Could I interest you in some breakfast sausage?” 

The woman turned, her long, dark curls swinging around her shoulders. A look of disgust quickly washed over her face as her eyes locked on my bulge. 

Ay dios mio, you’ve got to be f#cking kidding me,” she muttered, immediately taking her briefcase from the counter and marching to the front door, her red-bottomed heels clacking loudly on the hardwood. 

“What’s the matter?” I asked, stumbling after her. 

“Last time I do a favor for a friend,” she said under her breath, slamming the front door shut behind her. 

Favor. Friend. Beautiful woman in a pencil skirt. Charlotte’s hotshot lawyer friend from Los Angeles. 

Oh f#ck. 

“Hey, uh, Valencia, wait up!” 

I burst through the door to find her paused on the top step of the porch. She turned sharply to look me dead on, the fire in her eyes enough to burn me straight through. 

“It’s Valentina,” she spat, crossing her arms and cocking her hip to the side. 

“Valentina, right. My mistake. Listen, I’m really sorry about all this. We were out late last night for—” 

“For the opening, I know. I was supposed to be there, but something came up at work. So instead, I got my ass onto a last-minute redeye to make it in time for our meeting this morning, but clearly you had other things in mind,” she said, her eyes flitting to my quickly-softening cock before turning again to leave. 

“No, please, don’t go. This is completely unprofessional, I know—” 

“That’s the understatement of the century.” 

“But I promise, if you give me a chance, we can turn this meeting around.” 

“Is it still a meeting when one person shows up with his dick out?” 

“Oh, trust me, sweetheart, if my dick was out, you’d know it.” 

“Sure, as long as I brought a magnifying glass with me.” 

I paused, standing up a little straighter. She squared her shoulders, and our eyes locked, the tension between us thick enough to cut with a knife. 

If we were going to make this work, I knew I had to be the one to budge. But dammit if this woman didn’t make me want to blow my lid. 

“Look, I’m sorry. Please stay. If not for me, then for Luke and Charlotte.” 

Valentina sighed and put a hand on her hip. 

“Fine. Put some goddamn pants on first, and then we’ll talk.”  


I Heart Books Review 

Hunky Heartbreaker (1001 Dark Nights #93) by Kendall Ryan
Review by Theresa Esterline 
Stars: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Will their hard work be for naught?
Novella about the Wilder brothers resurrection of their fathers whiskey distillery. Short and to the point. A little mystery, lots of charm -- or so he thinks, and some great advice. And now a bit about the story...

Luke and Duke are twins turning their lives and the Wilder Distillery around. Just as they are launching and celebrating their latest achievement, a lawsuit threatens their future. Good think Charlotte's (Luke's wife) best friend and lawyer is on her way to town. Of course she arrives to find Duke half naked. Their hate/love relationship grows from their. But can they save the whiskey?

Favorite passage: “Good morning, darlin’. Could I interest you in some breakfast sausage?”

Note: I was given a free copy and voluntarily chose to review this book.

A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 1.5 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. She's a traditionally published author with Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins UK, as well as an independently published author. Since she first began self-publishing in 2012, she's appeared at #1 on Barnes & Noble and iBooks charts around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine. 

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Falling for the Playboy by Kennedy Fox *~*~*~*~*~* Release Day & Review


Never trust a man who gets paid to take off his clothes for a living and then uses it as a pick-up line to get girls in bed with him. That should’ve been enough for me to call in sick that day. I’ve worked with male cover models like him before and they’re all the same—smooth-talking, sexy as sin, egotistical know-it-alls who think they’re God’s gift to women—all traits I know to steer clear of. Assisting authors comes with many perks—reading on the job, using my organizing skills on a daily basis, drinking coffee by the gallons—but Maverick Kingston barges into my life and demands more than I can handle. When we’re forced to road trip across the country together, he pushes every boundary I have and rearranges my thoughts on playing it safe. And when he “accidentally” drops his towel, he makes it very clear what he’s offering and proves he’s packing more than abs of steel under his clothes. Working with him was brutal, but falling for him was unexpected. And playing by the rules will be impossible.


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Olivia’s POV

  “Can I turn off this church music?” Maverick asks thirty minutes into our trip. He leans forward and starts messing with the knob. “It’s nice driving music,” I argue, swatting his hand away. “You can’t be serious. This shit is gonna put you to sleep and then we’re going to crash and die. You really want that on your conscious?” The corner of his lips tilt up just the slightest. “Guess it wouldn’t matter. I’d be dead.” I flash a smug smile right back at him. “Oh I see how it is. You look all innocent and smart but deep down you have this morbidness to you.” I shoot him a look. “You’re the morbid one with all your crashing and dying talk.” I turn my music back on. “Now no more talking about it because if I don’t get you to these events on time, Rachel will actually kill me.” “Why you so scared of her anyway? I could fit her in my pocket. She looks harmless enough.” Glancing at him, I try to focus on the road and shake my head. “You know she’s anything but harmless.” He chuckles, shaking his head. “Yeah, you’re right. She’s not a firecracker like you though.” “I’m not even sure what that means, but you can’t label me when you just met me.” “Oh, like you haven’t labeled me already?” “I know your kind. I’ve heard plenty about you to form an opinion,” I tell him with purpose. “God, you’re so hypocritical. You think you’re the first prissy, stick-up-her-ass assistant I’ve met? Doesn’t mean I know you just like it doesn’t mean you know me. He kinda has a point, but I don’t tell him that. His ego is already taking up all the space in the car. Ignoring his comment, I focus on driving. We’re in heavy traffic and I’m not used to eight lane highways. “You better get over,” he says. “I’m trying.” I look over my shoulder, searching for a spot to move into. “Might wanna try the blinker. I heard it’s a signal for turning or moving over.” I sigh and put it on. He’s distracting me. “Stay quiet so I can focus.” His chuckles are the last thing I hear from him as I attempt to merge across the lanes. Finally, I make it and we coast down the highway in silence until we’re leaving the city. “When are we stopping for food?” He speaks up for the first time in hours. I look over at him and see he’s sticking his lower lip, making a pouty face. “I’m shriveling to nothing over here.” He slightly lifts his shirt up and pats his ridiculously cut stomach. His eyes meet mine, and I quickly look away although he saw me staring. Swallowing, I look at the GPS to see how much further until our first stop. “We have about an hour left,” I tell him. “Think you’ll manage to stay alive for that long?” He groans, loudly and it makes me laugh. I quickly catch myself and stop. “You have a nice laugh. It’s a pleasant change from your short fuse and snarl.” “I don’t snarl!” I argue. “I just like having a plan and sticking to it.” He noticeably rolls his eyes. “Okay, Miss Priss. Letting your hair down won’t kill ya.” “No, but your arrogant, self-absorbed attitude just might,” I throw at him, holding back a smirk. “Well, I think that’s debatable. Most of the women I date think it’s charming.” A loud snort bursts out of me, and I’m unable to keep in the laughter this time. “I think that says more about who you’re dating than anything. They must be desperate.” “Damn, what a burn.” He chuckles. “Adding hostile to your personality resume.” I inhale a deep breath, realizing that was a really mean thing to say. “Okay, sorry. That wasn’t nice. But I’m not taking back what I said about you. You’re arrogant and there’s no denying that” “Oh well then thanks, I guess.” He smirks. “You say it like being arrogant is a bad thing though. In my profession, I kinda have to be. I’m constantly selling myself to photographers and showing them I’m worthy of being in their magazines and advertisements. If I don’t act confident and prove I’m the best guy for the gig, I’ll lose it to the thousands of other people pursuing the job.” I think about his words for a minute. “Okay, well I can certainly understand that. But I think you’re just naturally that way.” I shrug, biting down on my lower lip so he doesn’t see right through me. He has every right to be confident, there’s no doubt about that. He’s got it all—the body, the face, the perfect white teeth and smile. His abs are plastered all over Rachel’s covers and book promo graphics. He even has that annoying muscular V that trails from his hips to down below his waistline. Annoyingly sexy. “However, that doesn’t mean you can’t be humble in other aspects of your life.” “That’s a pretty big accustation for someone you just met. How do you know I’m not? You haven’t been around me long enough to know anything about me. Don’t you think?” Damn. He’s right. “Fine. Prove me wrong then.”

I Heart Books Review 

Falling for the Playboy by Kennedy Fox
Review by Theresa Esterline 
Stars: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

The problem with things that are off limits is...

The fact that they are forbidden makes you want them even more!  If only I could convince my brain why dieting that I could eat all the cake I wanted, maybe then I would be like nah, no thanks!  But who are we kidding, giving up cake or Maverick whether that are on or off the menu if just not likely!  In this romantic road trip comedy we follow Olivia and Maverick across the country as they go thru the motions of business like, neutral, teasing, frustrating, and so on.  And now a bit about the story...

Famous author Rachel is touring for her latest book series and she is taking her cover model along with her.  Only one problem, Maverick doesn't fly.  So she has Olivia, her assistant, fly to him and then drive him around the country side from stop to stop.  Rachel only has about a hundred rules, but the first is no fraternization.  Any bets on how long that will last?  I hope you enjoy this book as much as I am!

Favorite passage: "You need to learn to let go and live a little," he leans in and whispers softly.  "You're going to wake up one day and realize that trying to control everything all the time isn't really living."

Note: I was given a free copy and voluntarily chose to review this book.

Brooke Cumberland & Lyra Parish are a duo of romance authors who teamed up to write under the USA Today Bestselling pseudonym, Kennedy Fox. They share a love of You’ve Got Mail and The Holiday. When they aren’t bonding over romantic comedies, they like to brainstorm new book ideas. One day, they decided to collaborate and have some fun creating new characters that’ll make your lady bits tingle and your heart melt. If you enjoy romance stories with sexy, tattooed alpha males and smart, independent women, then a Kennedy Fox book is for you! 

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Forbidden Desires Box Set by Kendall Ryan *~*~*~*~* Release Day & Free Book


From New York Times Bestselling Author Kendall Ryan... Forbidden Desires: The Complete Series, containing every title in the sexy and intense bestselling series. This box set includes four bestselling novels: DIRTY LITTLE SECRET, DIRTY LITTLE PROMISE, TORRID LITTLE AFFAIR and TEMPTING LITTLE TEASE. Get it now at the special price of 4.99! (Regular price will be $9.99) Come meet the sexy and seductive Kingsley brothers!   "Hands down one of the best books of the year." - Jessica, Booked J Blog "Could.Not.Put.Down. It must be read!" - The Book Bistro "Kendall Ryan's BEST BOOK YET!!! -Bookalicious Babes Blog Also note: the audiobook bundle contains over 22 hours of toe-curling romance with narration by Megan Tusing, Zachary Webber, Ava Erickson and Joe Arden    


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Dirty Little Secret which is currently FREE

She’s much too innocent for me, but that doesn’t stop me from wanting the sweet, young librarian. I’m dominating and possessive, and my control streak runs a mile wide. The way she looks at me—like I’m one of the heroes in the books she loves, like I’m broken, and she wants to be the one to piece me back together—it only complicates things further. I’m nobody’s hero. But there’s no denying my tragic past reads like one of her favorite literary classics. It’s raw. Visceral. Captivating. And together, we’re a perfect mess. How can I resist when the sexual sparks zapping between us set me on fire? The need to control, and claim her force my walls to come tumbling down, but when she learns about my dirty little secret, will my world come crashing down with it? Amazon | Amazon Int'l | Apple | Nook | Kobo | Google      



A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 1.5 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. She's a traditionally published author with Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins UK, as well as an independently published author. Since she first began self-publishing in 2012, she's appeared at #1 on Barnes & Noble and iBooks charts around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine. 

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Monday, November 12, 2018

Seducing Bran (Cade Brothers #3) by Jules Barnard *~*~*~*~* Release Blitz & Review

Title: Seducing Bran
A Cade Brothers Novel
Author: Jules Barnard
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Comedy
Release Date: October 22, 2018


The wrong brother…

Ireland needs a fresh start, and her cousin convinces her to take a chance on a charismatic bad-boy with a wicked boat and a killer body. But when Ireland shows up for the popular Lake Tahoe booze cruise he runs, she finds his handsome older brother at the helm instead.

Bran likes things structured and predictable. Especially after the mistakes he made ten years ago. But his father’s recent passing threw his calm life into chaos, and now Bran is in charge of the family’s five-star restaurants. He’s been grasping to get things back to status-quo ever since.

He has no idea how much more complicated life will get.

Flame-haired Ireland is exactly the type of beautiful woman Bran has programed himself to avoid. But when she falls into his lap on a booze cruise his brother asked him to cover, the boat isn’t the only thing tossed by the water. Bran’s heart goes overboard as well.

Headstrong Ireland is nothing Bran wants, and everything he needs.

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I Heart Books Review 

Seducing Bran (Cade Brothers #3) by Jules Barnard
Review by Theresa Esterline 
Stars: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Love, Hate, Control and Chaos...

In this next installment of the Cade brothers, Bran - the so called "monk" of the family finally meets his match.  There is frustration, anger, betrayal, humor, love, control, hate, and chaos as the two strong tempered leads battle their attraction for the other.  And now a bit about the story...

Ireland has had enough male superiority and harassment at work to last her three lifetimes.  She is a good programmer, but has left the west coast in search of a good company to work for.  This lands her in Tahoe with her cousin Cali, who introduces her around and gets her a job a Blue.  But the crew from Blue Casino and Club Tahoe are all great friends so it isn't long before Ireland and Bran are in each other's path.  Each time they end up alone their lips gravitate to the others, so much for keeping in control and staying away.  What will be the final straw, when Ireland moonlights for Bran, when they go on their first date....

Favorite passage: "You're mistaking my normal disposition for me caring about you."

Note: I was given a free copy and voluntarily chose to review this book.

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I Heart Books Review 

Tempting Levi (Cade Brothers #1) by Jules Barnard
Review by Theresa Esterline 
Stars: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Temptation will overcome!!

Spin off from the Men of Lake Tahoe series! In the last Tahoe book we met Adam Cade. Now we are about to meet the remaining four hot brothers to come in this series with love, passion, suspense, frustration, and happiness!! And now a bit about the story...

Levi has been put in a tough spot. A blow to the head took his dream job away. Now he's lost his absent father only to be asked to fill his shoes. What does he know about running a resort? Luckily his father planned ahead for that. He hired a Harvard grad to assist Levi. Problem after problem those two can't seem to stay apart... but dating the boss isn't all bad, right?

Favorite passages:
- Though he had touched her bared skin—purely to get her attention. Had nothing to do with being drawn to her beauty like a bug to the neon light that would be its death.
- Yeah, that wasn’t gonna work. He couldn’t date Emily. She was Lisa’s sister, for God’s sake. And his assistant. And he needed her at the club more than he needed her in his bed. He wanted her in his bed, but he wasn’t impulsive like his younger brothers.



I Heart Books Review 

Daring Wes (Cade Brothers #2) by Jules Barnard
Review by Theresa Esterline 
Stars: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

His biggest challenge ...

Another Lake Tahoe hit!! The Cade brothers are back again and another is likely to fall. But will he fall for real or head first into the water hazard?? Funny, frustrating, hot -- I mean there is a Magic Mike style dance for Pete's sake -- and another adventure at the resort. And now a bit about the story...

Wes and Kaylee were in love one upon a time, back in college, but then she left him, his golf game went to crap, he didn't make the pro tour and he was stuck working as the golf pro at Daddy's resort. Now he has accepted his new normal, that is until Kaylee walks into his pro shop announcing she is there to marry someone else. The sparks are flying, but she isn't single and there is lots of pain on both sides. I'm betting him may go for a swim in a water hazard for sure!!

Favorite passages:
- Wes gave her a blank stare. “Emily, don’t use convoluted female logic on me right now.”
- Not that he’d admit that to a single living soul, but he wasn’t such a caveman that he couldn’t admit it to himself. Okay, it had taken him years to admit it, but he’d gotten there eventually. Cavemen could evolve.
- And that was a big if. But none of that mattered at the moment. Suddenly his lower half seemed the smarter of the two brains, and it was in full control.

Author Bio

Jules Barnard is a USA TODAY bestselling and RITA-nominated author of contemporary romance and romantic fantasy. Her contemporary series include the Men of Lake Tahoe and the Cade Brothers. She writes romantic fantasy under the same pen name with the Halven Rising series LIBRARY JOURNAL calls " exciting new fantasy adventure." Whether she’s writing about sexy men in Lake Tahoe or a Fae world embedded in a college campus, Jules spins addictive stories filled with heart and humor.

When Jules isn’t in her sweatpants writing and rewarding herself with chocolate, she spends her time with her husband and two children in their small hometown on the California coast. She credits herself with the ability to read while running on the treadmill or burning dinner.

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Sunday, November 11, 2018

A Splash of Vanilla (Three Sisters Catering #3) by Bethany Lopez *~*~*~*~*~* Blog Tour & Series Review

Today we are celebrating the release of A SPLASH OF VANILLA by Bethany Lopez. A Splash of Vanilla is the third book in the contemporary romance series, Three Sisters Catering. Check out the buy links for the book below, along with an excerpt from the book.


A Splash of Vanilla by Bethany Lopez

(Three Sisters Catering, #3)

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For the past year, Dru has put everything she has into building a catering business with her sisters. She’s so used to working until all hours of the night with them by her side, that when they both find love and move out, Dru decides to focus on something that has always weighed on her… finding the father who’d abandoned them.
For the past year, Mick has been living the good life. A content bachelor with his own business as a private investigator, he enjoys making his own decisions and answering to no one. When a couple of clients-turned-friends bring him in contact with Dru, his first thought is that he wouldn’t mind getting her alone for a night, but when she hires him, that spark is extinguished. Mick doesn’t mix business with pleasure.
When their lives become constantly entwined, Dru becomes more and more determined to get Mick to break his rules. Will they discover that even a seemingly perfect dish, can be made better with the right amount of spice, or are they too set in their ways?


I shot a couple longing looks at Mick, who managed to make that suit look incredible, even though I’d just seen him in it at Tasha’s wedding. How come men could do that? Buy one suit to wear to every event, and get no flack, while if women got caught wearing the same dress repeatedly, it was like there was something wrong with her?
Why couldn’t I find the perfect dress … one that made me feel sexy, comfortable, and confident, and wear it to everything?
Stupid double standards.
I walked straight to the bar and ordered a Lemon Drop with the sole intention of getting drunk, and made a list of rules for myself.
You will not fawn over Mick.
You will not get so drunk that you throw up.
You will be the funny, fun, party sister, not the green with envy, bitter, crying in the corner sister.
And, again, you will not fawn over Mick. He made his policy clear, and I had too much pride to go after a man who didn’t want me.

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I Heart Books Review 

A Splash of Vanilla (Three Sisters Catering #3) by Bethany Lopez
Review by Theresa Esterline 
Stars: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Just the Splash they needed!

The last happy ending for the three sisters! You'll get to hear and witness Millie and Tasha's happy ever after from Dru and Mick's perspective. This one is direct and to the point and I loved it! There is a little mystery and some drama too. Plus a few mystery characters that I'm hoping will get their own series. And now a bit about the story...

Dru was drawn the Mick from the moment they met. Unfortunately he had a no dating clients rule and she has hired him to find her dead beat dad. Mick was kicking himself everyday for his rules and may have even bent them a time or two. Once the case is solved it should be smooth sailing, right?

Favorite passages:
- How come men could do that ? Buy one suit to wear to every event, and get no flack, while if women got caught wearing the same dress repeatedly, it was like there was something wrong with her?
- “Wanna eat at the table, or watch something on TV?” he asked. ... “TV,” I replied. “We can sit at the table for breakfast.” I didn’t bother hiding my grin as I took the plate and sashayed out of the room, ignoring the shock on Mick’s face.
- “Have you ever tried Ben & Jerry’s?” “No, but I’ve had ice cream.” “It’s not the same thing, you’ll see,” I promised. “We’ll pop your Cherry Garcia tonight.”

Note: I was given a free copy and voluntarily chose to review this book.

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I Heart Books Review 

A Pinch of Salt (Three Sisters Catering #1) by Bethany Lopez
Review by Theresa Esterline 
Stars: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

What a heartwarming story!!

Who doesn't love a happy ending! Though I wasn't sure it was in the cards for these two. With the exception of the one bad guy (or should I say gal) in this story everyone is generally nice and polite to the other. Yes there are tantrums, but I'm talking about the are you kidding me type of evil. Good to know there are still stories out there where most people are good and treat each other kind. I hope you enjoy this fun and quirky story about three sisters!! And now a bit about the story...

Millie and her sisters are running a successful catering business with a small storefront. Jackson has been separated from his wife, who up and left him add their daughter to find herself, for a year. Now he has just days to plan the perfect 9 year old birthday tea party. Only one problem... he knows nothing about tea parties. Millie comes to the rescue and may end up growing more than her business!!

Favorite passages:
- I was beginning to wonder what the hell was wrong with this guy. There had to be something. No one was this perfect. Maybe he picks his nose or bites his toenails . . .
- “My daddy says, either you love someone or you don’t. I heard him in class one time, and he said the characters in his books spend so much time being ob-ob . . . What’s the word for dumb?” she asked. Mrs. Heeler and I both said, “Obtuse.”


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I Heart Books Review 

A Touch of Cinnamon (Three Sisters Catering #2) by Bethany Lopez
Review by Theresa Esterline 
Stars: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Will her first love be her last?

A lovely romantic standalone with a little suspense. Set in a beautiful small town with thriving shops on Main Street. We get to read about the next steps for Millie and Jackson from book one, but no worries, you will not get lost if you read this first. But the best part is learning what made Natasha and Jericho hate each other. Some say hate is really close to love. And now a bit about the story...

Natasha and Jericho met in college and fell head first in love. Every moment not spent in class or studying was with each other. They talked about everything: past, present, and future. But then early one morning, right before their morning coffee date, Natasha got a call to come home, family emergency. She knew she couldn't leave him unless she did it cold turkey. So off she went. A year later they are reunited when he opens a restaurant across the street from her family business. It is pure hatred at first. But will love find its way back to them???

Favorite passages:
- I was captivated, mesmerized, staring up at him as he grinned slightly down at me.
- My heart crumbled and I felt pain and anger radiating through me.

Note: I was given a free copy and voluntarily chose to review this book.



Award-Winning Author Bethany Lopez began self-publishing in June 2011. She's a lover of all things romance: books, movies, music, and life, and she incorporates that into the books she writes. When she isn't reading or writing, she loves spending time with her husband and children, traveling whenever possible. Some of her favorite things are: Kristen Ashley Books, coffee in the morning, and In N Out burgers.