Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Cover Reveal: I Wish I Knew Then by Jessica Peterson

Jessica Peterson has revealed the gorgeous cover for

I Wish I Knew Then!

Releasing: October 5, 2023

Cover Design: Najla Qamber, Qamber Designs

My grandmother has a saying: what's done in the dark always comes to light, especially in small towns with big secrets. And I was hiding the biggest secret of them all.

Every summer I spent growing up at my grandparents' coastal estate was the same. Same cousins. Same chaos. Same long golf cart rides along the beach.

But everything changed the summer I turned eighteen, when my grandparents' new housekeeper moved in with her son, Riley. With his big personality and head-turning looks, he was the local heartthrob.

We fell in love instantly. Riley was my first everything. First love. First time.

And my first heartbreak when he dumped me at the end of the summer.

Ten years later, I'm back on the island for my best friend's wedding as her maid of honor. Who's the first person I literally stumble into?

Riley Dixon. Even worse? He's the groom's best man.

Being forced to spend an entire week together for wedding festivities quickly leads to more: hot hate sex, late nights of sneaking out, and unexpected revelations. The boy I knew a decade ago is gone, and the hate becomes...something else entirely. And I begin to wonder if Riley is hiding some secrets of his own.

I WISH I KNEW THEN is a small town, second chance romance set on the coast of North Carolina. It is a standalone novel coming October 5, 2023 to KindleUnlimited!

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Meet Jessica

Jessica Peterson writes romance with heat, humor, and heart. Heroes with hot accents are her specialty. When she’s not writing, she can be found bellying up to a bar in the south’s best restaurants with her husband Ben, reading books with her adorable daughter Gracie, or snuggling up with her 70-pound lap dog, Martha.

A Carolina girl at heart, she fantasizes about splitting her time between Charleston and Asheville, but currently lives in Charlotte, NC.

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Monday, August 21, 2023

New Release Audiobook Review: I Could Never by Penelope Ward


I Could NeverI Could Never by Penelope Ward
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved every word of this book! Penelope Ward is one of my favorite authors and I loved Carly and Josh’s story so much! It was heart-felt and steamy and emotion and everything! I listened to the audiobook and Sebastian York and Andi Arndt added so much to the story for me.

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Sunday, August 20, 2023

Audiobook Review: Hit the Spot by J. Daniels


Hit the Spot
by J. Daniels

I read (and loved!) Hit the Spot by J. Daniels - Author and I finished the audiobook this weekend and it was FANTASTIC! Sebastian York was perfectly cast as Jamie McCade!
Here's my 5 star review:
Jamie McCade is a stubborn rascal with a filthy mouth, and he's pretty much amazing. And Tori's having the WORST time convincing herself she's not into him. I loved their back and forth argue-flirting, and enjoyed that fact that he was so into her that he waited so long for her to realize it too. Enemies-to-lovers is such a fun trope! J. Daniels is a pro at fun, sexy reads and Hit the Spot did not disappoint. The narration by Sebastian York and Kate Russell was fantastic!

Monday, August 7, 2023

New Release Review: Hideaway Heart by Melanie Harlow


Hideaway Heart (Cherry Tree Harbor #2)Hideaway Heart by Melanie Harlow
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Oh this was fun! I especially loved how spunky country music star Kelly was and how annoyed she got at her brother for hiring the grumpy bodyguard Xander for her! After meeting Xander in book 1 of the Cherry Tree Harbor series, I was excited to get to know him better, and he was perfection. It was also fun to catch up with Veronica and Austin again. Hideaway Heart was spicy and swoony and the banter was *chef's kiss*.

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New Release Review: Gone Tonight by Sarah Pekkanen


Gone TonightGone Tonight by Sarah Pekkanen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed Gone Tonight- I tore through it on a trip stranded at the airport and found it to be a fantastic distraction. The plot kept me on the edge of my seat and having the chapters alternate between mother and daughter worked exceptionally well with this storyline. Some of the twists and turns I didn't see coming, which always makes for a fun read.

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Tuesday, August 1, 2023

New Audiobook Release Review: The Way I Hate Him by Meghan Quinn


The Way I Hate HimThe Way I Hate Him by Meghan Quinn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I listened to an early audio copy, and Teddy Hamilton and Vanessa Edwin were fantastic as Hayes and Hattie! The Way I Hate Him was much more emotional than I expected and our FMC Hattie and her siblings were dealing with such a difficult loss. Although author Meghan Quinn's signature laugh out loud moments were there, there were also many moments of sadness and I truly felt Hattie's grief and could see why closure was going to be very difficult for her. I adored the quirky small town setting of Almond Bay. At first, I was quite worried when we met Hayes as a rockstar playboy, and was so glad when he turned out to be an excellent guy in the end. Hattie's best friend and her brother and sister are characters with great potential and I am so hopeful that we get to see them in future books.

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