Friday, December 30, 2016

Lexy's Top 15 of 2016

This was hard to do! There were so many books released in 2016 that I loved. If you haven't read any of these, go one click them. They are amazing. 
I can't wait to see what our amazing authors bring to us in 2017.
Happy reading! 

Lexy's Top 15 of 2016

The Spire
Kate Canterbury
Rebel, runner, recluse, rich girl. Nine years ago, Erin Walsh ran away from everything.
 The only permanence in her life is catastrophe.
 She travels from country to country, chasing disaster, teasing fire, playing with poison. She guards against real connections, and shuns the only family she has left.
 She holds everyone—even her siblings—at a mile-long distance. It's the only way to protect herself.
  But she can't protect herself from him.
  He's the ice to her fire, and he's willing to sacrifice everything to bring her home.
**5 Stars**

Let me just start out by saying this review will be short, this only because I can't put all of my thoughts into words besides that this book was perfection. Next? Make sure you are sitting down for the prologue, it will rock your world and leave you dying to read the next page. I've had an ongoing battle with every book in this series as to which Walsh my my favorite. After the Cornerstone came out, Shannon has been my favorite Walsh with a close tie to Patrick. After reading The Spire, I can say Erin is my absolute favorite.

Erin was always so mysterious (besides the bits and pieces we saw of her in the other stories) until now. I loved every letter, every word, every sentence, every paragraph, and every page of her story. It was perfect. You feel for her. You hurt for her. You heal for her and most importantly? You love with her. Kate did an absolutely amazing job with her story. Erin was ready to talk and boy did she. You fall in love with you, you can't help it.

This book also gave you a side to Riley you've never seen before. Let me say this, I want his story. Waiting until May 2017? Well it just may be the death of me and I'll have read the entire series over again, more times than I'll want to admit.

I can't wait for people to read this. You need to read this. If you love the Walshes at all, you'll love this. It is absolute perfection.


Jay McLean

In a sprint, every millisecond counts.
When you’re waiting for love, those milliseconds can feel like eons.
High school senior Lucas Preston has it all: star of the track team, a scholarship waiting for him, an apartment to himself and a revolving door of girlfriends. He also has an older sister, five younger brothers and a father who relies on him to make sure those brothers don’t kill each other.
His saving grace? Lois “Laney” Sanders, a girl he started to fall in like with when he was just eleven.
A girl who became his best friend, his confidant, his courage.
It took only sixteen clicks and eight seconds for Lucas to realize that his like for Laney had turned into love.
Eight life-changing seconds.
It’s also the exact length of time it took to lose her.
**5 Stars**

"It took only sixteen clicks and eight seconds.."

Jay is my absolute favorite one click author, hands down. If she has a new release coming out, there is no need to read the blurb, just one click it. Every word she writes hits me in the feels every time. She is amazing. Her ability to tell an absolute phenomenal story happens with every one of her stories. When you're reading you get lost in that world she has created; you feel as if you're apart of their world. Reading Lucas was no different and not only did you feel as if you were apart of their world, you were a part of the Preston family. Every word of this story is perfect. It grabs you from the prologue and keeps you going until the very last word u until you read "The End".

My initial reaction after reading Lucas was I wanted to smack him, I wanted to ask him what he was thinking, and I wanted to hug him. I felt for him. I loved reading his story. After the glimpse of him on More Than Forever, I found him intriguing. Reading his story gives you the full picture of how amazing he is an individual. I loved him.

Laney sweet, sweet girl. Jay did an amazing job writing her character. Like my reaction with Lucas, I wanted to ask what she was thinking so many different times. I wanted to hug her and just tell her it'd be okay. My heart hurt for her multiple times but in the end, I just wanted to keep reading her story and watching her grow as an individual. Seeing where she was in the beginning and seeing where she is at the end hurts you and heals you.

You also learn more about the family Preston family. This family is amazing. You see different aspects of the family and learn about how they operate and function. You see a bit of Cam and Lucy, you see Little Logan as a teenager. You fall in love with Leo. You laugh with Lachlan. You see with Liam and Lincoln that twin bond is a real thing and love them even more. Tom Preston is an amazing man and he has raised an even more amazing family. You get lost in the Preston family.

I hope we get more of this amazing family and the rest of their stories.

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Jay McLean
One life-changing summer.
One boy.
The boy.
The boy who offered me safe touches and heart-stopping smiles - smiles he shared with his son.
We filled our days with porch-step kisses,
filled our ears with laughter,
filled our hearts with love.
Deep, soul-aching, desperate love.
But love is misleading.
It's an invisible, fleeting moment.
Somewhere between false adoration and pure hatred comes an emotion, a vulnerable need, a single desire.
It lives within the ones who miss it, who crave it,
who know better than to expect it.
Love is relentless.
Even when that love turns to hate, turns to loathing,
turns to pain.
Love should heal you.
But it can also break you.
Believe me, I know...
Because I'm Becca Owens - a broken girl...
...And he's Josh Warden - the boy who broke me.
**5 Stars**
Coast is the book of healing, hope and new starts.
After the fall out at the end of Kick Push between Josh and Becca I was nervous for Coast and the emotions it would bring. From the first couple of pages in I was hooked. This is Becca’s story. The girl with raven dark hair and eyes the color of emeralds. McLean did an amazing job at showing the growth Josh and Becca both have gone through Kick Push, the struggles and how they have become who they are.
You can feel the tie they have together, the desire to be better and to what the other person needs. The struggles they face are real and the desires to do what is right for themselves, for Tommy and everyone else are noticed and felt.

Coast will heal your broken heart and help you recover.

He told me to 'settle, girl.'
He asked if 'something was wrong with me?'
He said I was an ‘easy target.’
That was within minutes when I first met Caden Banks.
I labeled him an *sshole, but he was more than that. Arrogant. Smug. Alpha.
He was also to-die-for gorgeous, and my stepbrother’s fraternity brother.
Okay, yes I was a little naive, a tad bit socially awkward, and the smallest amount of stalker-ish, but if Caden Banks thought he could tell me what to do, he had another thing coming.
I came to college with daydreams about being with my stepbrother, but what would happen if I fell for the anti-stepbrother instead?

**5 Star**

Where do I begin with this review? I wanted to read it purely because Tijan wrote it. It’s no secret I am a Mason Kade lover, but hot d*mn, Caden Banks might have just taken over. That right there is serious business, hands down.

Summer Stoltz has been in love with her stepbrother since her dad married his mom. After following him to the college he went to be with him, she learns the hard way that he is a jerk in more way then one. Having been jerked around by him she isn’t prepared for Caden or feelings that come with him. What might have started out as an unusual friendship ends up being something more for Summer in the most perfect way ever.

Caden Banks. Where do I even begin? How about with, I love him. He’s tall, he’s tattooed, he’s muscly and he is the unspoken leader of the fraternity. After having family drama of his own and keeping things to himself, he wasn’t prepared for Summer. Caden wasn’t one to have friends, he isn’t one to protect but when he does protect, he protects those that ARE friends. Summer came out of nowhere for him and watching their relationship develop had to be one of my absolute favorite things.

I have to say, to date, I think this is my absolute favorite TIjan story. Caden is so far from what Summer was wanting, but I am so glad with how it ended. I am so excited for people to read this. To fall in love with Summer and her Summer-isms and to fall in love with Caden just for being him.

After We Fall 
Melanie Harlow
Jack Valentini isn’t my type.
Sexy, brooding cowboys are fine in the movies, but in real life, I prefer a suit and tie. Proper manners. A close shave.
Jack might be gorgeous, but he’s also scruffy, rugged, and rude. He wants nothing to do with a “rich city girl” like me, and he isn’t afraid to say so.
But I’ve got a PR job to do for his family’s farm, so he’s stuck with me for ten days, and I’m stuck with him. His glares. His moods. His tight jeans. His muscles.
His huge, hard muscles.
Pretty soon there’s a whole different kind of tension between us, the kind that has me misbehaving in barns, trees, and pickup trucks. I’ve never done anything so out of character—but it feels too good to stop.
And the more I learn about the grieving ex-Army sergeant, the better I understand him. Losing his wife three years ago left him broken and bitter and blaming himself. He doesn’t think he deserves a second chance at happiness.
But he’s wrong.
I don’t need to be his first love. If only he’d let me be his last.
“Second chances are not given to make things right, but are given to prove that we could be even better after we fall.” —Unknown
**4.5 Stars**

Where do I even begin with this book? I loved it.   Jack and Margot are a perfect couple and I loved every bit of their story. The progression of their story was every bit my favorite, from start to finish, I need more of them. That's for sure.

Jack, where do I start with him? I loved him. He was prickly and standoffish and not ready for change but once you learn his story you can't blame him. I would have been too. Once he decides to go for something, he goes all in. He loves fiercely and gives his all, but it'll take a force to make him want it all again. The force he wasn't prepared for was Margot Lewiston.

Margot has always been told how to live and what is expected for her. After a disaster of a year the chance to work on an out of town project is one she latches onto, what she wasn't prepared for was the handsome middle brother Jack in the Valentini Brothers Farm. He brings out this side of her she didn't know she had, but if makes her feel something she never knew she had.

I loved every bit of Jack and Margot's story. You catch a glimpse of Jamie and Quinn from Man Candy and has you calling in love all over again. I can't wait for more from Melanie!

The Goal 
 Elle Kennedy
She’s good at achieving her goals…College senior Sabrina James has her whole future planned out: graduate from college, kick butt in law school, and land a high-paying job at a cutthroat firm. Her path to escaping her shameful past certainly doesn’t include a gorgeous hockey player who believes in love at first sight. One night of sizzling heat and surprising tenderness is all she’s willing to give John Tucker, but sometimes, one night is all it takes for your entire life to change.
But the game just got a whole lot more complicated. Tucker believes being a team player is as important as being the star. On the ice, he’s fine staying out of the spotlight, but when it comes to becoming a daddy at the age of twenty-two, he refuses to be a bench warmer. It doesn’t hurt that the soon-to-be mother of his child is beautiful, whip-smart, and keeps him on his toes. The problem is, Sabrina’s heart is locked up tight, and the fiery brunette is too stubborn to accept his help. If he wants a life with the woman of his dreams, he’ll have to convince her that some goals can only be made with an assist.
**5 Stars**
I was dying to read this book after the teaser in The Score. Dean was replaced by Tucker as my Off-Campus man! Elle did an amazing job on Tucker and Sabrina' story and it not disappoint.

Tucker is amazing. Playing hockey at Briar is something he loves, but with all of his friends starting to get girlfriends, he is feeling something missing. Hitting up a bar after practice or game isn't something unusual for him or his buddies, but the love at first feeling with Sabrina he has while at Malone's is something he wasn't prepared. Tucker is my favorite Off-Campus man because of his caring and responsible side. He works hard for where he is and doesn't take things for granted.

Sabrina has no time for men. She works two jobs and is pre-law, getting accepted into Harvard Law is her dream. Meeting and falling for Tucker wasn't something she had on her radar or something she wanted to do. She fought and then she got pregnant. Sabrina's character is amazing. It shows how when you're determined enough you don't let little things stop you, especially when you have goals to better yourself.

Tucker loves fiercely, but he does it in a way that allowed Sabrina to love him back and to move at her own pace... even after they found out she was pregnant. Tucker and Sabrina's story is my favorite of the Off-Campus series. I love how it started and I love how it ended. They both deserve the HEA they received at the end and the life they created together.

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Say You Want Me 
Corinne Michaels
There’s no way I’ll fall for Wyatt Hennington.He can keep his Southern drawl, irresistible smile, and those pick-up lines all to himself. I made the mistake of sleeping with him not once, but twice. I’m not stupid enough to give him round three, especially after he left me in the middle of the night so I could see myself out. I vow to return to Philadelphia and forget him.
It proves easier said than done.
When the doctor informs me I’m the winner of door prize number two, I put my life on hold and head back to Bell Buckle. Three months and if we can’t make this work, I’m gone.The problem is—when the cards are stacked against us, and I can’t bring myself to leave him, I’ll finally know if he truly loves me or if all my fears were real . . .

**4.5 Stars**
I've been waiting for this book since the first one came out and we saw bits and pieces of Wyatt in Say You'll Stay. There is just something about him that I love and I fell even more in love with his character in Say You Want Me. Say' You'll Stay was one of my top reads of 2016 and now so is Say You Want Me.

Wyatt had me hooked on his character from the beginning, he's sweet, charming and is full of sex appeal. He is just delightful, add in the cowboy factor and I was hooked. I learned so much more about his character and all the different things about him just made him even better. I wasn't prepared for how utterly sweet he was going to be on his quest to win Angie. The man has some moves. I love how he is with Angie, that he's himself and at home with her.

Angie is one fierce woman. She's smart, successful, sassy, and oh so independent. She has this sass about her that just makes her so lovable and perfect for Wyatt, even though she fights it tooth and nail. She's always had to be strong, learning the reasons why for this broke me. I hurt for her, but it makes you love her even more. Watching her fall for Wyatt was one of the sweetest parts to their story, because they both deserve to be happy and loved forever.

The twist to their story about killed me inside. My heart broke for them both over and over and over. You aren't expecting it and it hurts. I wasn't prepared for that curve ball and I'm not sure I've fully recovered from it. But, I'm happy with how their story ended. I can't wait for Trent's book. That will be one fun and interesting adventure I can't wait for.
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Stripped Down 
Emma Hart
What do you get when you mix a bottle of tequila, a single mom moonlighting as a stripper, and her sinfully sexy boss with an impulsive side?
Married. You get married.
Rich. Demanding. Hot. Crazy.That was Beckett Cruz in a nutshell.Not to mention wild, determined, dangerous, and forbidden.He was my boss—and, after a drunken moment of insanity, my new husband.An annulment was impossible... so was keeping him. I was taking my daughter and leaving, determined to give her a quieter life.But Beckett Cruz had never taken no for an answer.And he wasn't about to take mine. What happens in Vegas... might just keep you there.

**5 Stars**
Oh man, when I finished Stripped Bare and read that little excerpt of Beckett's story, I was DYING for it to come out. I couldn't wait to get my hands on his book and the woman who he married. The book ended up being more than I was expecting and I loved every second of it.

Beckett, after being introduced to him in Wes and Mia's story I couldn't wait for him to get his own book. Beckett was so much more than I was prepared for. I was on team Wes but now I've fully been converted to team Beckett. He cares with all of him and protects those who important to him. He fights for what is important to him and those that he loves. One of my favorite aspects of his character is when he would address Cassie as Cassie Cruz, claiming her as his.

Cassie, I loved this stubborn woman and all of her insecurities. Being a single mom isn't easy, but she does it and loves her children with her all. Ciara, Cici, knows her mom loves her even if at times she doesn't think so. Cassie does everything in her power to protect and take care of Cara, even if it means working at a job she isn't fond of. Until Beckett makes it so much better.

I love Beckett and Cassie's story. I was sad it ended, but I loved their journey from start to finish. It was so much more than I expected and it was perfect.
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Royally Screwed  
Emma Chase
Nicholas Arthur Frederick Edward Pembrook, Crowned Prince of Wessco, aka “His Royal Hotness”, is wickedly charming, devastatingly handsome, and unabashedly arrogant—hard not to be when people are constantly bowing down to you. Then, one snowy night in Manhattan, the prince meets a dark haired beauty who doesn’t bow down. Instead, she throws a pie in his face. Nicholas wants to find out if she tastes as good as her pie, and this heir apparent is used to getting what he wants. ***
 Dating a prince isn’t what waitress Olivia Hammond ever imagined it would be. There’s a disapproving queen, a wildly inappropriate spare heir, relentless paparazzi, and brutal public scrutiny. While they’ve traded in horse drawn carriages for Rolls Royces and haven’t chopped anyone’s head off lately—the royals are far from accepting of this commoner. But to Olivia—Nicholas is worth it. *** Nicholas grew up with the whole world watching, and now Marriage Watch is in full force. In the end, Nicholas has to decide who he is, but more importantly, who he wants to be: a King... or the man who gets to love Olivia forever.
**4.5 stars**

I am a huge Emma Chase fan so I couldn't wait to get my hands on this story. The cover alone would have been reason to read the story, but after reading it? The story itself makes it even better! Prince Nicholas is hot and watching him fall for Olivia is even hotter.

Nicholas, the hot prince of Wessco. I think he is one of my favorite Emma characters to date. He says what he thinks and goes with it. He lives his life with security, he tries to stay out of the public eye and doesn't do relationships. Every aspect of his life is planned, including who he is to marry. After being sent to Manhattan by Queen, he isn't prepared for the change his will take when he meets Olivia.

Olivia is the glue to her family. She's tough, she gorgeous, yet she doesn't live her life to that fullest due to running the family business. After a snow storm that shuts the city down her life changes in ways she wasn't prepared for. Meeting Nicholas came out of left field. He intrigues her in a way she's never been intrigued before and gives her a reason to get out and adventure.

Overall, I would have to say this is one of my all time favorite books by Emma. The loved Nicholas and Olivia. I loved how their story unfolded, the adventure and the romance was fitting for them. I feel like they found themselves in each other, this made the story even sweeter.

I can't wait to read the rest of this series. I'm ready for Henry's story.

Dare to Dance 
 SB Alexander
This story will grab your heart and never let go! Based on true events.Hoping to sign with one of the biggest boxing promoters in the country, Kross Maxwell has to maintain a near perfect record. He can’t afford to lose any more bouts. But his head isn’t in the ring. Instead, he can’t seem to shake his past that’s been beating on his mind. To get back in the game, he goes in search of the girl he walked away from--the one girl who's always owned his heart.Twenty-year-old, Ruby Lewis, is angry and frustrated with the way her life turned out. She dreamed of becoming a ballerina, but instead of performing for the rich and famous, she’s swinging her fists at girls twice her size in filthy, underground fights. She’d give anything to sleep in a bed, rather than the cold dark streets of Boston. Begging for her next meal, she often thinks of the friends she once had, the nice home she lived in, and the only boy to ever steal her heart. But Kross Maxwell wouldn’t want her now--not with dirty fingernails, ragged clothes and oily hair. But when she runs into him, the concrete wall she’s erected around herself threatens to crumble, and she can’t let that happen--if she wants to survive and get back the only thing that's ever mattered to her.
Dare to Dance is the 4th book in the Maxwell Series and can be read as a stand-alone. The book is intended for audiences 18+
**5 stars**

I love SB Alexander's work and this series, I was so incredibly excited for Kross's book that I wasn't even prepared for how amazing it was going to be. Out of the 4 books in the series so far, Dare to Dance takes the cherry on top for being my favorite. I wasn't prepared for how much I would love Kross after Kade and Kelton, but Kross is my new favorite Maxwell.
Kross, how do I even describe him? He's a boxer and he let go one of one the best things in his life because he wasn't ready, but he never forgot her. He wasn't prepared for how he would find her again either or the circumstances that would be revealed once he found her and she told the full story...
Ruby- sweet, amazing- Ruby... She is my favorite leading Maxwell lady. There were so many times I wanted to crawl into my kindle just to love her. She hasn't had it easy and letting the one person back into her life who broke her heart isn't going to easy, especially with that secrets she has.

I was in a puddle of tears with many parts of this book. It tugs at your heart strings and makes you want to hug Kross and Ruby. I wish I could say more, but I don't want to spoil it for others. Know this, Kross Maxwell loves fiercely and that family always comes first.

Mr. President 
Katy Evans
He's won the hearts of millions. But is he willing to lose his?
I met the president’s son when we were both young. Matthew Hamilton was handsome, polished, and intelligent. I’d never met a guy like him.
He promised me that he’d never run for president. I promised that if he did, I’d be by his side.
Three terms later, an invitation to join Matthew Hamilton’s campaign is the most exhilarating opportunity I’ve ever experienced. I'm determined to make a difference; he is determined to win.
Focused on his goal, Matt is steadfast, ruthless, and disarming. All eyes are on him and his popularity is surging. But soon, the next possible president of the United States is possessing me in more ways than one—and despite the risks, I'm helpless to resist.
We're stealing touches, stealing moments, and stealing away at night. But our chemical connection is quickly becoming dangerously combustive, putting not only my heart, but Matt's chance at the presidency on the line.
Winning will take everything. Walking away will be the hardest thing of all.
**4.5 Stars**

Oh how I loved this book. It sucked me in to the point I couldn't put it down. I had to know what was going to happen and I loved every second of it. I wasn't sure how I was going to feel about this book because of the politics. But Katy did such an amazing job at making this story perfect. Matt is a character I can't stop swooning after and Charlotte is the perfect female lead. I won't talk too much about the plot because there is a book two coming (all I can say is praise the lord for that!).

Matt is one hot presidental candiate. He is pure alpha and holy crap. He is hot in alpha mode. I couldn't get enough of him. He wasn't super dirty, which is how I feel most alpha's are. He is smart, strong and has this love for his country that is unreal. I loved his character and I need more of him.

Charlotte, sweet gorgeous girl that she is. I love her character. She is flat out perfect. She's young, beautiful, and has a heart of gold. She has this innocence about her that just makes her perfect for Matt.

I can't wait for book 2. After reading I text my friend saying "I NEED IT NOW'. This story is so good. Angst, passion, love... all the things that make me love a story. I can't wait for book 2, I need it.

Rookie Move 
Sarina Bowen
In high school they were the perfect couple—until the day Georgia left Leo in the cold... Hockey player Leo Trevi has spent the last six years trying to do two things: get over the girl who broke his heart, and succeed in the NHL. But on the first day he’s called up to the newly franchised Brooklyn Bruisers, Leo gets checked on both sides, first by the team’s coach—who has a long simmering grudge, and then by the Bruisers’ sexy, icy publicist—his former girlfriend Georgia Worthington.
Saying goodbye to Leo was one of the hardest things Georgia ever had to do—and saying hello again isn’t much easier. Georgia is determined to keep their relationship strictly professional, but when a press conference microphone catches Leo declaring his feelings for her, things get really personal, really fast....

**5 Stars**
If you're a hockey romance fan, this book is for you. I was so excited to read this book because of how much I love Sarina's writing. Like all of her other books, Rookie Move did not disappointment. It sucked me in, it gave me my happily ever after, involved hockey and had a second chance love... What more could I ask for?

Georgia, Gigi, is the PR person for the Brooklyn Bruiser, a new and upcoming team in the NHL. I think she is my favorite leading female in a hockey romance. She's a killer and does all she can to be the best that she can. When the love of her life comes back when she least expected it, she has many different feelings and thoughts approach, but she took it all in stride and more happiness was achieved. Opening her heart up again, to the one person who has always had it wasn't in her plan, but sometimes life happens.

Leo, after a sudden trade from the AHL league to NHL, he knew this was his chance to make it big. What he wasn't expecting, was his high school girlfriend and her dad to be involved with the team he was traded to. After a shakey first press conference, he wasn't sure how the season would go, but knowing he wanted to be successful he gave it his all, on and off the ice. Winning Gigi back, wasn't part of his plan, but he wanted it to be a major part of his future.

I loved Leo and Gigi's story. Going into the book, I knew I was going to love it because Sarina wrote it, but I wasn't prepared for how much I was going to love it. She successfully achieved overcoming demons to let love win. She let the reader get fully involved with the characters and pulled them in. I can't wait for the next book in this series.

Four Letter Word 
J. Daniels
Sydney Paige was never so mortified to hear the words "wrong number" in her life. She meant to tell off the guy who broke her best friend's heart, but unleashed her anger on a perfect stranger instead. And now her world is turned upside down by the captivating man who wants to keep her on the line.
Brian Savage is living a life he's quickly come to hate-until Sydney's wild rant has him hooked and hungry for more. Soon the sexy woman on the phone becomes the lover in his bed. But Brian has secrets, and the closer he lets Syd get, the harder it is to shield her from the devastating mistakes of his past . . .

**4.5 stars**
I love J. Daniels and her books, when I heard she had a new one releasing I had to have it, no question about it. Nothing about Four Letter Word disappointed me and I hung onto every word of Brian and Syd's story. The perfect four letter word for their story is love.

Syd, this spit fire of a redhead is one my favorite characters written by the author. After making a phone call to the wrong number, Syd's life was on a course she didn't know she was prepared for or needed. I loved the meeting she had with Brian and how their relationship started. Syd loves fiercely and with her all. She's sweet, caring and helps heals those important to her.

Brian, I love his character. After receiving a phone call meant for someone else, he was intrigued. The spit fire on the other end did all sorts of things to him and caused laughter, something that had been missing in his life. Not wanting to lose this, he makes a bold move and does something he isn't sure he should- making it one of my favorite stories by J. Daniels. He loves just as fiercely as Syd and will do anything in his power to make her happy and heal her.

Syd and Brian's story is adorably perfect. I laughed, I cried, and hurt for them, but at the end I was happy with where they were and how they got there. Every situation happens for a reason, Syd's misdial lead to them both finding happiness.

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Even The Score 
Beth Ehemann
Single dad Andy Shaw loves his job as a sports agent, with one exception: it doesn’t leave him much time for his kids. No parent likes being sidelined, so Andy decides to hire someone to share the workload. But when one of the hottest agents in the industry applies, Andy knows that this deal is definitely trouble.
Danicka Douglas works her butt off, but being an attractive woman in a testosterone-heavy industry isn’t exactly a cakewalk. She guards her professional reputation fiercely, which means no crushing on her gorgeous boss. But the more they ignore that sexy little spark, the more it sizzles…
Just when it looks like romance might be in the game plan, Dani is threatened by a stalker with dark intentions. To keep her safe, Andy must cross the line between professional and very personal…because this time, he’s playing for keeps.

**4.5 Stars**

Man, oh man, Beth nailed it with this one! After meeting Andy and his horrendous ex-wife Blaire, I was dying for his story. He deserves happiness and his two adorable children deserve someone who will love them and be a mother type figure to them. Needless to say, it was everything I wanted his story to be and more. Beth did not disappoint on delivering his story and having it be everything I needed it to me.

Andy, then agent and friend of Brody and Viper's that we first meet in the Cranberry Inn series, is probably my next favorite character within this group of friends. After kicking his ex-wife to the curb, he has been the rocking the single dad and business owner thing, but he finds himself in the position of working more than he should and spending less time with his kids. When Brody dreams up a brilliant idea to hire a partner, Andy can't wait to start sharing some of the responsibility, what he didn't know was that Danika was more than he knew he needed.

After making a name for herself in the sports agency field, Danika (aka Dani) jumped at the chance when she knew Andy's company was looking for a new partner. Finding herself in an awkward position with her old agency, Dani jumped at the chance to join the agency, what she didn't know was that she was jumping in with more than just business with her new boss.

I loved Andy's story. The tough sports agent was trying to do it all on his own and didn't realize that having a business and a happily ever after were just what he needed. Andy and Danika's story was real. You feel their love, pain and all the other emotions and you experience their joys and triumphs as well. You see more of our favorite Cranberry Inn and Viper's Heart characters but, you get a whole lotta Andy love. I can't wait for others to read his story and fall in love.

Black Swan Affair 
K.L. Kreig
I’ve loved him as long as I can remember.The gangly boy with big brown eyes and unruly hair who grew up into an intoxicating man. He wears scruff like he invented it and ambles with a swagger that makes panties drop. Killian Shepard. Shep. We grew up together. We played Ghost in the Graveyard. Had our own rock band. It didn’t matter that he was five years older than me. It didn’t matter that he looked at me as a kid sister even as I grew into a woman. It didn’t even matter when he left me behind to go to college and start his adult life. He’d be back. He was always meant to be mine. He came back, all right. But instead of smelling of promises, he stunk of betrayal. And he destroyed me—us—the day he married my sister instead of me. So I did the only thing a girl like me in my position could do. I got my revenge. I married his brother, Kael. Now we’re one big happy fucking family.

**4.5 stars**
This book. Oh man, did I love it. From the first page up until the very end, I loved it. From the second I read the blurb, I knew I had to read it. I was curious on how the story would go and the characters would develop throughout the story, none of it, absolutely none of it, disappointed me.
The love story is this book is epic. You aren't sure how the story is going to play out based off of it jumping from present time to past tense and the different character views. I was sucked in from the preface and I continued to get sucked in clear up until the very last page.
Maverick's character is one of my absolute favorite characters of 2016. I wasn't sure how her character would grow and develop after reading the first character, but I knew I liked her.
For the male character we have two brothers, Killian and Kael. That's all I'm going to say because I want others to go into completely blind like I did. Just know, I have a favorite and he deserves to be that favorite page 1 of character.
I loved this story. I loved how it ended and loved how the characters ended. I can't wait for more by K.L. Kreig.

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