Monday, March 31, 2014

Promo: The Pleasure Room

Title: The Pleasure Room
Author: D. N. Simmons
Publisher: Rushmore Publishing
Pages: 321
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Felicity Summers is an ambitious reporter who's trying to make a name for herself as a serious investigative journalist with the biggest newspaper in the city; the Chicago Word.

When she catches wind of a rumor about the city’s mayor that might just be the hottest story of the decade, she jumps at the opportunity to expose the corrupt mayor and derail his chances at winning a second term. All she has to do is infiltrate a private BDSM  club to catch him in the act.

Simple right? Well, maybe it would have been if not for the club's extremely dominant, gorgeous and charming owner, Sir Alistair Montgomery-Piers. He takes notice of her at one of the scenes and sees something in Felicity that he wants to her to explore. Alistair makes her an offer neither she nor her body can refuse.

Can Felicity stay focused on her mission long enough to get the proof for her top secret story, or will Alistair completely take over her heart, mind, body and soul?
Reader Advisory- this novel contains the following warnings: Adult Themes. Strong Sexual Situations. Lots of Foul Language. Hot, Naked Bodies. Sexy Accents. Lusty Toys That Make You Beg For More. And a Whole Lot of Other Naughty Things That Will Send Your Libido Into Overdrive... Are Your Ready To Unleash Your Desires?

About the Author:

D.N. Simmons lives in Chicago IL., with a rambunctious German Shepherd that's too big for his own good and mischievous cat that she affectionately calls "Itty-bitty". She is highly acclaimed for her groundbreaking, fast-paced and engaging novels winning “Author of the Month” at Warrior of Words, “New Voice Of Today” at Romance Reviews and “Rising Star” at Love Romance and More.

She has been nominated at Love Romances and More, for “Best Book” of 2012 and “Best Paranormal Book” of 2012.

When she isn't writing, D.N. loves to read, listen to music, watch movies and TV and hang out with friends.

To learn more, and have the opportunity to speak with the author personally, please visit her official website at D.N. is always interesting in meeting new and wonderful people.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Early Review: Cover to Covers

Hi everyone! I've got here an early review of Cover to Covers and information about the book. I still have not finished it, but I wanted to give you my first impressions of the first half.

Title: Cover to Covers
Author: Alexandrea Weis

Publisher: World Castle Publishing



A man driven by his desires

Tyler Moore is considered cold, ruthless, and determined to get everything he wants. CEO of a flourishing oil company, he thrives on order and never gives up control to anyone.

The woman from his past

Monique Delome has left her unhappy past behind to pursue her dream of becoming a writer. Love is something she believes is better suited to the pages of her novels and not meant for real life.

Whether in the boardroom or the bedroom, Tyler Moore is always in charge. But when Monique Delome walks back into his life, everything changes. A successful romance author, all the sexy leading men Monique writes about strangely remind everyone of Tyler. Intrigued, Tyler sets out to seduce the one woman he could never forget. Soon Tyler gets more than he bargained for, and his grip on his well-ordered life is turned upside down.

Tyler Moore is about to find out what happens when a romantic tale jumps from the pages and comes to life between the sheets.      


So far, this book is light and interesting. Below is a list of things I liked and things that I could have done without.

Things I enjoyed:
  • When Tyler wants something, he works hard to get it. From what I've read so far, Tyler is a smart guy. He's given a second chance with the only woman who he truly cares about, and he's not wasting any time chasing after her.
  • Monique might be independent, but she's also true to herself. Giving Tyler a second chance to prove that they could have something more than what they had is a good personality trait in my opinion.
  • Tyler's secretary - she's all kinds of awesome sauce. She's the reason why everything goes as smooth as it does in the company. Check out this little snippet of her conversation with Tyler.
Tyler: "I guess I could leave after I finish this paperwork."
"Lynn: "Leave? You mean go home?"
Tyler: "No, I mean leave Dallas. You did say I needed a vacation."
Lynn: "You do, but a vacation for you usually revolves around something related to the company, like a conference or going to check out a new drilling site. You never just spontaneously take off without a set if itinerary of things to do."
Tyler: "You make me sound like a control freak."
Lynn: "You are." 
Tyler: "Maybe I need to change things up a bit. Call Love Field and tell them to get the jet ready to fly tonight."
Lynn: "To where?"
Tyler: "New Orleans."
Lynn: "All right. What's up with you?"
Tyler: "Up? Nothing is up."
Lynn: "You're not the impulsive type, Mr. Moore. If you don't mind me asking, is there a woman involved?"
Tyler: "Okay, I do mind your asking."
Lynn: "Do you want me to call the Ritz-Carlton in New Orleans to get you a suite?"
Tyler: "No, I have somewhere else I can stay."
Lynn: "Somewhere else? But you always stay at the Ritz-Carlton."
Tyler: "Don't worry about it, Lynn. I'll be fine. Just arrange for a car to pick me up at the airport and take me into the city."
Lynn: "Are you sure about this, Mr. Moore? You're not really into roughing it on the road."
Tyler: "First, I'm a control freak, and now you're implying that I'm spoiled?"
Lynn: "You are spoiled. You like order, and for everything to run smoothly. I'm not sure how you're going to adapt to just being spontaneous."
Tyler: "I might surprise you, Lynn."
Lynn: "I look forward to it, Mr. Moore. I've never met anyone who could use a swift change of pace more than you."

Things I'm not too fond of:
  • The characters' ages. Tyler is 50. I mean, it's hard to read about a sexy man and him being 50. It's even harder to imagine someone having the time of his life in the bedroom and him being 50. As I'm reading this, I'm just pretending Tyler is in his 30s or something.

That's about it so far. My full review will be live on Amazon (hopefully this weekend) as soon as I finish it. Thanks for reading!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Review: Conning for Keeps

Title: Conning for Keeps
Series: Agents of Trait, #1
Author: Seleste Delaney
Publisher: Entangled: Flaunt
Release Date: February 3, 2014
Pages: 111
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Lovers undercover…

Secret Agent Marissa Jones has a gift. A con artist to the core, after deep hypnosis she can turn into someone else entirely. Marisa’s gift has gotten her into hot water over the years, but now more so than ever. With her smoking hot partner by her side, she needs to convince him that not only is she her true self, but also that she can be trusted—even in spite of her past.

…or traitors to the cause?

Trevor Harris has his own issues with the mission, he’s got revenge to seek, a cursed painting to secure, and Marissa’s sugary-sweet alter-ego to ignore. But when he releases Marisa from her mental cage and things get a little too hot, he ends up finding out what falling for a con artist really means—bigger trouble than ever before.


This was an interesting story, very unique.

Marissa was good at her job, but only because she's under hypnosis. She's never done her work as herself. She was trained, ever since she was a young girl while she was under hypnosis.Working with Trevor in this mission caused her to finish the job as herself. Why?

Trevor wanted her so much, but he didn't want to take advantage of her while she was under.

Marissa and Trevor fought like cat and mouse. Somehow, they just couldn't see eye to eye. One thing they agreed on? They were incredibly attracted to each other.

This was the first interracial story I've read. It was totally hot! I loved that Marissa and Trevor wanted to protect each other regardless of their own safety. They had unconditional love for each other even though they didn't realize it.

The little twist about the result of the ceremony was a nice surprise...although, I did have a feeling they would do that. I would totally recommend this book. It was hot and adventurous :)

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Review: Sapphires Are An Earl's Best Friend

Title: Sapphires are an Earl's Best Friend
Series: Jewels of the Ton, #3
Author: Shana Galen
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Release Date: March 4, 2014
Pages: 352
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She Wants Him...
She Wants Him Not...

Lily Dawson, dubbed the Countess of Charm by the Prince Regent himself, plays the role of the courtesan flawlessly while her real purpose is spying in the service of the Crown. Her mission now is to seduce a duke to test his true loyalties. She'll do it, even though the man she really wants is Andrew Booth-Payne, Earl of Darlington—the duke's son.

Andrew is furious when he finds himself rivaling his father for Lily's attention. When he uncovers Lily's mission, Andrew is faced with impossible choices. It seems he is destined to betray either his family, his country, or the longings of his own heart...


Charming until the very end!

From the first pages of this book, it was entertaining the way Lily worked her charm. I thoroughly enjoyed the banter between Lily and Andrew. Andrew somehow expected the worst from Lily. Obviously, he was an idiot who didn't know what was in front of him.

I enjoyed Lily's resourcefulness and the proof of her training as an agent of the Crown. I loved reading about her skills to incapacitate a man who's trying to attack her, or even just to protect herself with a dagger. Her skills were definitely sexy, and I bet Andrew found it the same way.

Andrew was loyal to his parents to a fault. However, nothing would stand against his feelings for Lily...not even his parents. I liked that he valued his parents despite the secrets they kept.

I also loved reading about Lily's past. I was choked up when she was telling Andrew the horrible things she went through. She was such a strong woman and very inspirational. I applaud Andrew for wanting to comfort her instead of giving her the look of disdain that she was expecting from him. That, my friends, is what true love is.

The author really did such a great job writing a light and entertaining book. Lily was so charming, and so was Andrew. Together, they were perfect...

Monday, March 10, 2014

Promo: The Art Lover

The Art Lover


Maggie Wells

a story made vivid by passion…


Starving artist Kelsey Tecato takes being The Templeton Museum's artist in residence a little too literally. By day, she puts on a show of painting for the crowds that shuffle through the galleries, but at night, her muse runs wild.

Mitch Jameson is a guy's guy. A cop moonlighting as a security guard, he has little use for the artsy-fartsy stuff, but the mysterious Ms. Tecato's sexy portraits call to him.

So does an interior alarm.

When Officer Jameson goes to investigate, he finds a paint-splattered goddess working on a self-portrait--in the nude.

A couple tubes of paint and a roll in the drop cloths later, free-spirited Kelsey helps Officer Jameson discover his passion for art.

A great price….only 99 cents !!

A quick read…only 33 pages !! 


His gaze traveled over the discreet placard affixed to the wall, but he’d already memorized the pertinent facts. The paintings were created by someone named Kelsey Tecato, the museum’s ‘Artist in Residence’.

Coming on shift as the museum closed for the day, he’d searched the faces of museum patrons and employees as they straggled past the security station, but he’d yet to spot the one that matched the headshot of a studious-looking brunette featured in the museum brochure. When he oh-so-casually posed the question to Bert, he learned that meant Ms. Tecato’s art was being subsidized in exchange for her participation in demonstrations and exhibitions sponsored by the museum board. The knowing twinkle in the older man’s eyes when he clarified that the ‘in residence’ part didn’t refer to the artist’s living situation was enough to make him drop the subject. Bert was too damn nosy for a guy who never managed to pass the detective’s exam.

Forcing himself to put one foot in front of the other, he left the provocative portraits behind and turned toward the west end of the building. The Templeton rambled for nearly a city block but most of the space went unused. Exhibits occupied the open center space of the two-story building joined by a pair of sweeping marble staircases. The east side had been converted to classroom space decades before, but the warren of tiny rooms on the west end were primarily administrative offices and storage.

His heart started to pound when he picked up the murmur of a deep voice. Shifting the flashlight to his left hand, Mitch reached for his sidearm and came up empty. He was a guard tonight, not a cop. His service weapon was locked up safe in his apartment. At the end of the corridor he pulled up short, pressing his back against the wall and tightening his grip on the flashlight. He wore a panic button clipped to his belt but his instincts told him he wasn’t at the panic stage yet. Breathing soft and slow, he closed his eyes and focused his energy on catching a few words. Perhaps he could figure out what the intruders were after before making his presence known.

Thirty seconds passed. His eyes popped open then rolled heavenward as the droning voice segued into a bouncy pop song. The radio. Someone had left a radio playing in one of the offices. Shaking off the rush of adrenaline, Mitch pushed away from the wall and rounded the corner, only to come to a dead stop when he saw the fan of light spilling from the office at the very end of the hall.

Two things he knew for certain: the radio hadn’t been playing when he’d made his post-closing rounds, and that door on the end of the corridor hadn’t been open. He let the barrel of the flashlight slip through his fingers until he gripped the lamp. Wielding his only weapon like a club, he crept toward the door as silently as a guy who clocked in at six-four and two-ten could. Just outside the office, he caught a flash of movement inside the room and quickly pressed his back to the wall.

“About time you showed up.”

A woman. The intruder was a woman and she’d been expecting him. Irked by the presumptuous amusement in her tone, he stepped into the open doorway, prepared to let her have it, and almost swallowed his tongue.

Screw the flashing red lights. Alarm bells clamored in his head the moment recognition clicked. Kelsey Tecato. Artist in Residence. Painter of hard-on-inducing nudes. Live and in person, standing in the Templeton Museum after hours.

And naked as the day she was born. 

Author Info

Multi-published author, Maggie Wells, is a deep-down dirty girl with a weakness for hot heroes and happy endings. By day she is buried in spreadsheets, but at night she pens tales of people tangling up the sheets. The product of a charming rogue and a shameless flirt, this mild-mannered married lady has a naughty streak a mile wide.

Fueled by supertankers of Diet Coke, Maggie juggles fictional romance and the real deal by keeping her slow-talking Southern gentleman constantly amused and their two children mildly embarrassed. They are the food purveyors to three dogs, a passel of fish, and one impertinent house rabbit she claims is the love of her life. Shh. Don’t tell her husband.

You can find her online at, on Twitter @maggiewells1, or on Facebook

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Friday, March 7, 2014

Review: Telling Tales

Title: Telling Tales
Author: Charlotte Stein
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Release Date: March 4, 2014
Pages: 240
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One Steamy Reunion

Back in college, Allie and her friends used to come up with the wildest stories. When a professor bequeaths his mansion to Allie and three other former students, it's the chance they've all been looking for to get back together. But there's more than friendship bubbling beneath the surface...

As secrets are revealed and relationships rekindled, the stories get dirtier and the stakes get higher. And now Allie's realizes that she isn't quite sure who she Wade or quiet, restrained Cameron. Neither has been honest about their feelings, and now they have the chance to act on all of the tales that ignite their most primal desires.


Steamy to the 10th power.

This book was basically porn in written form. I liked the characters enough, though there wasn't much development there since they were all consumed by lust for each other. This book definitely would take a reader out of his/her comfort zone. There were times when the characters would somewhat re-enact their stories. They were interesting to say the least.

I enjoyed Kitty's character. She was all in no matter what it was. She had no inhibitions, especially when it came to sex. Cameron was the character that took me out of my comfort zone. He was confusing; he was irresistibly unpredictable. Allie was the narrator and I liked that she accepted the challenge of being the dominant partner to help Cameron with his "issues." Wade was the least memorable character. I felt like he was just there to fill a foursome. I couldn't describe him besides that he's a good looking guy.

Overall, if you want details and vivid descriptions without actually watching a video, this book is for you. If you have a faint heart, I would not suggest this book. I also would not suggest reading this book in public ;)

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Character Interview: Perfectly Matched

Title: Perfectly Matched...and the rest of the Matchmaking Chef Books
Author: Maddie James
Publisher: Turquoise Morning Press
Release Date: February 10, 2014
Pages: 478
Buy Link: Amazon


When Suzie Matthews (Bed, Breakfast & You) accidentally cooks up a scene that causes her sister to get back together with her high school boyfriend (Home for the Holidays), she wonders if she can help other singletons living in the small mountain town of Legend, Tennessee find the loves of their lives.

Being a matchmaker isn’t really on her list of things to do—after all, she has a bed & breakfast to run, cookbooks to write, and a television show on the Food Channel to keep up with. But baking is her thing, and perhaps matchmaking can be her thing, too. After all, there is a song going through her head that goes something like this…

Matchbaker, Matchbaker, bake me a match? No wait. Make me a match. Nevermind! You get the picture, right?

Welcome to Legend, Tennessee. And welcome to the matchbaking, er, matchmaking world of Chef Suzie Matthews.

Includes the 8 novellas: Perfectly Matched, Dates Du Jour, Hot Crossed Buns, Side Dish, Mate To Order, Romancing The Scone, Better Than Chocolate, and Hard Candy Kisses, @ 133,000

Novellas also available separately.


Perfectly Matched, Book One
Suzie Matthews is hard at work on her new cookbook, Perfectly Matched, when she asks the local “wallflower” to help her with a project. Mary Lou Picketts dreams of falling in love with country music star, Nash Rhodes, but is ready to settle for Thurman Phillips down the street. But she doesn’t want to. Not really. When Nash comes to Legend for a music benefit and stays at the lodge, Suzie wonders if she can perfectly match this miss-matched couple.

Hot Crossed Buns, Book Two
Wild Katie Long, she’ll never settle down. But Chris Marks has had his eye on her for a long time. When Chris hires Suzie to set him up with a romantic dinner for two, Suzie does all she can to set the mood. Thing is, Katie isn’t about to be wooed and she’s hotter than hot crossed buns when she figures out what Chris is up to. Then Suzie turns the tables by supplying Chris with a couple of items that just might tame Katie after all—handcuffs and a leather riding crop.

Dates Du Jour, Book Three
Speed dating? Speed eating is more like it. When Suzie sets up lunch date after lunch date for Lyssa Larkin, Legend’s homegrown homecoming queen of 1992, she knows she’s bit off more than she can chew. Lyssa rejects dates in two bites and sends them on their way. Suzie wonders if she really wants to date or just eat two lunches, and worries that soon Lyssa’s hips won’t fit on her dainty chairs. That is, until Suzie takes a risk with a man that Lyssa knows, but doesn’t, and who is falling for her hard and fast.

Side Dish, Book Four
Becca North doesn’t want a boyfriend but her best friend Nora certainly does. Becca is soooo off men. But when Nora, owner of Nora’s Novel Niche, meets Suzie the Matchmaking Chef, during a booksigning at her store, she pays the matchmaker to arrange a romantic picnic date lunch for her—a blind date, no less. Nora drags Becca along all the way from Pigeon Forge for moral support and to check out her date. Thing is, Nora’s date would rather check out Becca, instead.

Mate to Order, Book Five
When Suzie’s success as a matchmaker hits the national scene about the same time as her debut cooking show on the Food Channel, her new producer comes to her with a list of requirements—not for Suzie’s job, but for a husband. Patricia Plum has a specific list and if Suzie really wants to make it big in New York City, she’ll make every attempt to deliver, Patricia’s “Mate to Order.”

Romancing the Scone, Book Six
High tea or sweet tea? As long as there are scones, it doesn’t matter. In fact, Sydney Schul, owner of Sydney’s Sugar Coffee Stop and Bakery, makes the best damned scones east of the Mississippi, and there was an article written about her in Southern’s Best magazine to prove it. All is well and life in Legend is good, until a mysterious male stranger comes to town, stalking her scones and coercing Legendarians to nab her recipe.

Better than Chocolate, Book Seven
When Scott Matthews escapes to Legend to visit his brother, Brad and his wife Suzie, he has only one request—he doesn’t want to talk, smell, or taste chocolate. Nor does he want to discuss getting fired as chocolate taster from world-renowned Bianchi Chocolates. What Jillian Bass needs is to make it in Legend. This Manhattan transplant knows nothing about small town living other than she wants to make it big here real bad. Forget New York, she’s trying to set up her small chocolate shop and impress the locals. And all is fine until she smacks straight into Scott.

Hard Candy Kisses, Book Eight
New Year’s Eve is just around the corner and Legend Elementary teacher Patti Jo Baker has tried every trick in the book to land a date for the annual New Year’s Eve Bash at The Lodge. This includes setting up a kissing booth at the Legend Elementary Winter Carnival—a booth which Principal Jim Hamilton promptly shuts down. Because if Patty Jo Baker is passing out kisses, any kind of kisses, he wants to be both first, and last, in line—and he definitely doesn’t want to sample them in front of the student body.

Character Interview

Maddie James Interviews Brad and Suzie Matthews
The Matchmaking Chef

Authors can debate until the cows come home whether a plot- or character-driven story is a more satisfying read. I'm also concerned with whether the story is a satisfying "write" for me. If I enjoy the unfolding of the story, I'm hoping that my readers will connect as well. I'll not deny that plot is important. It is. If there is no plot, there truly isn't a story. I prefer, however, to have my characters drive that plot.
So about those characters. In order for them to drive the plot, you truly have to know them, correct? And one way some authors do that is to interview their characters. I thought I'd share an interview with some of the people in my head.
This was a tough one. I mean, how do you properly interview a figment of your imagination? Of course, most days, I’d rather be a figment of my imagination. So, I gave myself some advice. I said, Maddie, interview your characters like they are real people. Wait. They are real people. Okay. This shouldn’t be difficult then, right?

So here goes. What follows is an interview of two characters who live inside my head and call themselves Brad and Suzie Matthews. They reside in a little town plotted just south of the western hemisphere of my brain, left at that small chunk of gray matter, and down a twisty path toward a narrow crater that reminds me of a sinkhole, snuggled next to my spinal column. There. That is where Legend, TN lives in my imagination, and where Brad and Suzie first duked it out over some locally famous mountain….

MJ:  So Brad, I hear you came back to Legend to find Suzie. What was that all about?
Brad:  Well, um, yeah. I did. I came back because, well, I missed her.
MJ:  Hm. But wasn’t there really another reason? Something about blowing up a mountain…
Brad:  Ahem, sure, that’s partly true. I mean, I didn’t come back with that intent. I came back for Suzie, plain and simple, but I also found this piece of land that was a dream. I was looking to fulfill all my dreams. And I had a plan. Right there in Legend.
MJ:  But I hear that backfired a bit.
Brad:  Who told you that?
MJ:  A little birdie. Hey, who is doing the interview here? I ask the questions.
Brad:  Well, stay off the mountain subject, okay? I’m here to talk about how I got Suzie back.
Suzie:  Um…helllloooo? I’m here, too, y’all. Don’t sit there and talk about me like I’m not here.
MJ:  Suzie? Oh, so sorry. I didn’t see you come in. What do you have to say about all this? Did Brad coming back into your life upset your apple cart a little?
Suzie:  Whoa, you said it. He came thundering in on that Harley and ripped my quiet little bed and breakfast life all to shreds. I mean, I was totally thrown for a loop. I never thought I’d see him again after… well…you know… But I’m not talking about that.
MJ:  Okay, now it’s getting juicy. Go on, Suzie.
Brad:  Ahem, Suzie…
Suzie:  Don’t worry Brad. I’m not going to tell her anything. She thinks she knows so much already.
MJ:  Excuse me Mr. and Ms. Characters, but I invented you. I do indeed know you and all of your funny little Love Slave games and all that…
Suzie:  Maddie, stop right there.
MJ:  Suzie, lest I remind you that you were quite a little tart several months earlier when you left your husband and…
Brad and Suzie:  Maddie!
Brad:  Shut up.
Suzie:  This interview is over.
*virtual stomping off deep into gray matter land*
MJ:  Sorry folks. It appears my characters have minds of their own.
And often our characters do. I find that so amazing. Sometimes we need to rein them in. Other times, it's wise to let them go and do their thing. I'm more of a panzer rather than a plotter. I believe in my characters and trust their instincts. Knowing them well is the key.

Writing tip of the day: When my plot is stalling and I'm not sure where to turn next, I turn to my characters. Do I know them well? Have I fully defined them? Are they well-rounded enough for me to know which turn they will take next? Am I fully in their head and in character? Next time you are at a stand-still, consider whether it is time to take a break and have a conversation with the people in your head.
Bed, Breakfast and You is Brad and Suzie's story. Suzie, a character I could just not let go of, is also The Matchmaking Chef, in a series all of her own.


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Saturday, March 1, 2014

Review: Resisting the Hero

Title: Resisting the Hero
Series: Accidentally in Love, #3
Author: Cindi Madsen
Publisher: Entangled: Bliss
Release Date: January 13, 2014
Pages: 197
Buy LinkAmazon


Resisting her brother's best friend is futile...

Faith Fitzpatrick isn’t looking for a hero. Burned one too many times in the past, she’s now sworn them off completely. And when her brother’s best friend, Connor, convinces him to join the dangerous SWAT team, Faith has never been more anti-hero. What’s wrong with having a safe job? There’s nothing safe about Connor. Confident, sexy, and sporting a six-pack that should be illegal, he’s everything she doesn’t want.

When his best friend’s sister moves to town, local cop Connor Maguire knows he’s in trouble. Faith is feisty, funny, and talks trash like nobody’s business. She’s also his partner’s sister—and so totally off limits. Working on the Fall Festival together, they agree to a truce and become friends. But the more time Connor spends with Faith, the more he’s willing to risk the wrath of her brother. If he could only convince her to take a risk on him, too.


This book was so good in so many levels! I was moved to tears and more.

"I work for cookies."

Faith was feisty with a big F. She took no crap from anybody, especially from Connor. She knew his type. That charming demeanor meant he slept with a lot of women... right? She fought long and hard to make sure she didn't fall for a hero. She didn't want to end up like her mother and suffer through the death of her husband.

Connor saw Faith and everything was in place...until he found out she was his partner's sister. That was definitely an interesting conversation every time it would come up. I enjoyed Kaleb's protective instinct toward his sister, but I also enjoyed Connor's persistence. He wasn't afraid of his partner, but he also tried to honor his wishes... A lot of good that did him.

"I'm not saying I know how to be an awesome boyfriend. But for you, I'd be willing to try."

I thoroughly enjoyed the banter between Connor and Faith in this book. Faith always had a good comeback and Connor was just shameless with his flirting. I mean, how much more adorable can they possibly get?!

"Morning," Connor said, and she had the unnerving feeling that he could read her every thought.

She crossed her arms and squinted at the bright outside light. "What are you doing here?"

"Picking up your brother. We carpool." He shot her a way-too-perky smile. "In case you haven't heard, it's good for the environment."

"I've...It's...You...Ugh...." She ran a hand over her face, most likely smearing yesterday's makeup even more.

Connor stepped past her, his chest brushing against her arm. "Wow, I'm disappointed, Blondie. You usually have much better comebacks."

She frowned at him. "I just woke up. Haven't even had coffee yet."

"I've already run five miles, plus showered--where I was naked, because I know you were wondering." She rolled her eyes. "How 'bout you run one more mile and get the hell away from me?"

"And leave the warmth of your sunny disposition? No thanks."

From the climax to the epilogue of this book, I was practically in tears the entire way. The realization, the humor, and the overflowing love of both the characters just did me in. I think it's safe to say that Cindi Madsen had just been added to my favorite authors list... (I really need to start writing them down so I don't forget!)

Buy this book. It will be one of the biggest accomplishment you'll ever achieve in life :)