Archive | October 2021

Release Blitz of NO STRINGS by Nikki Ash

Title: No Strings
Author: Nikki Ash
Genre: Single Dad Romance
Release Date: October 21, 2021
Cover Design: Jersey Girl Designs
Cover Image: JW Photography
Cover Models: Kristen Lazarus-Wood and Aidan Stewart
On Sale Release Week ONLY
A sexy, single dad and his teenage son weren’t a part of my white picket fence fairy tale, but if life has taught me anything, it’s that things don’t always work out according to plan.
Ben offers me no-strings-attached sex, but we could never be stringless.
He has a son to think about, one who’s very much a part of my life.
No matter how much I want to accept his offer, taking our relationship to the next level would leave us tangled in knots.

After experiencing firsthand the devastation love can cause, I knew having a family wasn’t for me. Neither was being a single dad—but here we are, trying to make it work.
The last thing I need is a distraction, but then Savannah waltzes into my world,
stealing my treadmill at the gym—as well as my son’s heart.
We agreed to no strings. No complications or commitments. But I’m going back on my word because now that I know what it’s like to be with Savannah, there’s no way I’m ever letting her go.


Author Kaylee Ryan – “A sweet and sexy single dad romance. No Strings is Nikki Ash at her finest. A must-read.”

Read.Review.Repeat Blog – “”I absolutely devoured this book. It obviously didn’t take me long to get lost in the storyline and apart from having to adult every now and then I basically read this book in one sitting.”

The Romantic Rush Blog – “Yet another sweet and heartfelt love story from the effortlessly charming writing of Nikki Ash.”

~~Melena’s Review~~


Wow is all I have to say by Nikki Ash and her latest, NO STRINGS. Right away I was hooked with Savannah and her attitude, personality and oh my god her kick butt independence. Seeing her in a new place, denying the chemistry and oh boy changing Ben’s attitude in this book was awesome. Not only do we see these two but even Brody was straight out awesome between them. I started reading it and didn’t put it down at all because it just enchants you seeing them find happiness and new love. We see them go through heartache, passion and oh man new love between them was just beauitful. Loved it and definitely a book to read right away.

“I received an eBook copy from the publisher for the purpose of an honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own.”


Review on RUNNING ON DIESEL by Melissa Foster

Running on Diesel (The Whiskeys: Dark Knights at Peaceful Harbor Book 9) by Melissa Foster
252 pages

From afar you will see a woman who is scared but determined to fight back and a man that she knows is trouble but nothing stops Tracey from provoking a man like Diesel Black in a way that will make you want more. All her life she has been on her own and the one time she lets her heart down she gets hurt. No woman should get broken like her but Diesel is determined to make her strong again and not fear him. She is beautiful to him and it scares him that with her he looses control. All his life he has been searching for a family, a place to call home but most of all someone to love him for himself. Being with Tracey you can tell she is the one that has captured this wandering nomad. Only thing now is how to keep his love and not be afraid anymore. Just when things are going somewhere Diesel finds out about a family he never saw coming and now is afraid of what to do. Can he have it all at last?

Melissa Foster brings us back to the family we love, The Whiskeys only this time it is the brooding, sexy Desmond aka Diesel Black you will love as well. In the previous books you see parts of him yet in his own book we see a side of him that not even Mama Whiskey has seen and it well cautions everybody towards him. Only one who has been able to get close to him in a way he never saw coming is Tracy. Now Tracy is like a little bird that needs protection and yet is broken in a way it takes a strong man like Diesel to love. Together these two may seem opposite from each other yet deep down are actually a like in many ways. One is lost looking for the family she lost years ago and the other just wants to be loved in a way he never has felt before. All in all seeing Diesel finally get his story was beautiful and a woman like Tracy was the perfect match for him. Loved it.

“I received an eBook copy from the publisher for the purpose of an honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own.”

Review of KEEPING YOU by Lena Hendrix

Keeping You by Lena Hendrix
295 pages

Lena Hendrix is back with a one night stand that well won’t stay a one night stand. The thing is Colin McCoy is a man I should never have slept that night. I knew right away he was going to be trouble but nothing prepared me for the feelings after that night. My sister always told me coming home will be peaceful but never expected it will change my life forever. Working a 9 to 5 job was not cutting out for me so becoming a baker was more than just a hobby now. Seeing Colin and opening a business next to his bar was not part of the plans but dang the memory of that one night keeps popping up. I know it’s wrong to go up against him when it comes to starting a new business but the feelings are there. Can I really live in the same town as him and be just friends?

Keeping You by Lena Hendrix just blew me away with how easy Colin and Honey come together so easily. This is the sequel to Finding You, which can be read alone in my opinon but great way to see how they come together the first time. The passion has always been there yet Honey is an independent woman and feels like she doesn’t need a man like Colin but dang they are hot together. I loved that even though Colin tries to stay away and just remain friends the love just comes out stronger than ever. Lena Hendrix brought these two together in a way that shows their competitive side yet also how funny they can be with one another. All in all seeing them come together and balancing each other was beautiful, loved it. Cannot wait to see what is next in this little town.

“I received an eBook copy from the publisher for the purpose of an honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own.”

Review of PROMISE ME FOREVER by Layla Hagen

Promise Me Forever (A Single Dad Romance) by Layla Hagen
286 pages
4 moons

I love being a father but lately my little Paisley is becoming too much for me to handle right now. She has lots of Uncles and Cousins but she is still missing well that female touch. Four nannies so far and the only one she has bonded with is the one nanny I cannot stay away from, Lexi. As a Maxwell I have to be cautious because of my name yet something about Lexi shows she may be the one that changes us. Being with her I see a change in Lexi and it scares me that she is also making me well see myself differently as well. Lexi was supposed to be just the nanny but being with her is making me me see she is more than just the nanny she is my forever. Can I risk my daughter’s happiness for a small piece of love with Lexi?

A new series by Layla Hagen coming right in time for fall is just what we needed and boy does it start off with a sexy dad like Tate Maxwell. Don’t get me wrong the single dad has been read before but nothing like Layla Hagen with a dash of romance and drama we never saw coming. We have Tate, one of six siblings in the Maxwell family fighting temptation wherever he goes. Not only does he look out for his siblings and cousins but he tends to forget he is also a man in need of love as well. Then we have Lexi, who first time in his life is making him see that there is more to life than work and his winery. I loved the most of this book is that we see Lexi not just interacting with Tate and their romance but we see a family blending in a way no one saw coming. Layla Hagen has a way of bringing family, romance and love all in one it seems like they always belonged together. First in a series and cannot wait to see what she does with Tyler next.

“I received an eBook copy from the publisher for the purpose of an honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own.”

Review of THE BOSS by Melanie Moreland

The Boss (Men of Hidden Justice Book 1) by Melanie Moreland
268 pages
4 moons

All she wanted was a life where she was loved. Instead she found a life of abuse and almost escaping with her life. Just when she thought she found safety she finds another life she never imagined existed. He is called The boss but to her he is her savior and protector. First time in her life she feels safe and knows it won’t last long. A girl like her doesn’t deserve a life of wealth, passion and most of all of love with a man like The Boss. To others he is dangerous, ruthless but to Evie he is becoming her everything and it scares her the feelings he is bringing out of her. Can she trust him with her heart and soul?

He has known nothing but violence, death and lies and seeing this little bird amidst all this was not what he expected to find in one of his jobs. Matteo is known to get the job done and knowing that one of his men has backstabbed him he didn’t expect anybody to see him at work yet Evie is a woman he cannot just turn away from. Everybody around him knows he is coldhearted yet with Evie he is doing things he never saw coming like falling in love. Something about her is making him feel more than just dedication to his work and it scares him. His whole life has been centered on bringing justice to the women abused and dangered yet it takes one woman like Evie to make him want more than his job. Can he do it all or will she be the end of him?

In one word by Melanie Moreland and her series, Men of Hidden Justice is WOW. I loved that in some way it had kind of like a beauty and the beast way with Matteo being the beast in this world the head Boss and Evie the beauty that has been missing from his life. Right away Melanie Moreland shows us a world that Evie should never have endured and it takes a strong man like Matteo to show her that real love does exist. I loved that no matter how hard Matteo tried to shield his heart from love Evie has a way of getting under his skin. Loved that Matteo may seem cold and hard yet he is really a man that just wants to protect everybody, loved it. Cannot wait to see what is next in this series.

“I received an eBook copy from the publisher for the purpose of an honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own.”

Review of AT FIRST HATE by K.A Linde

At First Hate by K.A. Linde
346 pages
4 moons

If there ever were two people who were like oil and water it is Derek and Marley. I loved that K.A. Linde made a man so unlikable in Marleys eyes yet so temptful at the same time. The things that Derek does is not on purpose yet in her eyes everything he does has a hidden agenda. Coming home was supposed to be for her late grandmother not to rehash the past but her mother has a way of interfering in things making this huge. Derek grew up on the right side of the tracks so it takes a strong woman like Marley to show him money doesn’t always get you what you want. Love takes work and boy Derek is working harder than ever. Once again K.A. Linde not only brings hate to the front but as well a passion that has never fizzled just getting hotter with time. It may be first hate but these two have a love that can even burn out the hate once they let go of their denial lol. Loved it.

“I received an eBook copy from the publisher for the purpose of an honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own.”

Review of FATED HEARTS by Kelly Elliott

Fated Hearts (Southern Bride Book 8) by Kelly Elliott
222 pages
4 moons

It is the end of a series and dang it hurts so much to see it end but in a way Kelly Elliott does it beautifully. We have the last Southern Bride book featuring Annalise and Roger. Boy does fate sure have her job cut out with these two especially a man like Roger. Love has come once with him and it was a love that well haunts him. Then we have the innocent, still dreaming of her fairy tale Annalise who wants to believe that love can happen even to a man like Roger again. What I Ioved about these two is that they were in their own little bubble because of a snowstorm so to speak yet their hearts instantly found each other right away even though their brains kept saying no. Kelly Elliott has a way of showing us that you cannot stop your heart from falling in love no matter how many times you try to deny the emotion or what the situation is at the time. Being with Annalise in a way scares Roger yet intrigues him in a way no other woman has done not even his Kerri. To have their story as the last one in this series was well done and so beautiful to be the last making you have hope that love can come even to those that think they don’t deserve it. Loved it.

“I received an eBook copy from the publisher for the purpose of an honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own.”

Review of HARVEST OF LOVE by M. Moreland

Harvest of Love (InstaSpark Book 5) by M. Moreland
261 pages
4 moons

It has happened and she has no idea what to do. All her life has been centered on her work and now it is the thing killing her. She has no idea how she ended up out in the country but never expected to meet a man like Noah. Sure she has dated before but there is just something about Noah that well makes her feel there’s more than a connection. Being with him is unlike anything she has been through and it makes her wonder how she can just go back to work after seeing his way of life. Living simple and not planning things has never been her thing but Noah is making her see it can be a possibility. Noah knows Danica is a health risk right now and it kills him that he knows what she is going through. He knows that a woman like her can never just live in his world it is going to take baby steps. The thing is she is running out of time and he has a hard decision to make. Can he risk his love on losing Danica to well her career?

M. Moreland sure knows how to fun up the spark in a way that will make you wonder why question things. I loved that Danica knows what she wants yet it is also killing her in a way she never expected. Then we have a man like Noah who has been in her shoes and wants to help her more than ever but afraid of showing her his real feelings. As love goes it’s all there right away but now comes the work to make her see there’s more to life than just work work. M. Moreland has a way of showing her readers that there is more to life than just chemistry there has to be a connection like no other and boy do we see it with these two. Though this is book 5 in the series it can be read alone in my opinon but worth getting the whole series either way by this talented author. Loved it.

“I received an eBook copy from the publisher for the purpose of an honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own.”

Review for A MOMENT FOR US by Corinne Michaels

A Moment for Us by Corinne Michaels
318 pages
4 moons

Can you forget the love of your life? Can you just give up the hot kisses and sexy times? That is what I keep telling myself when it comes to Joshua Parkerson. My name is Delia Andrews and I am a Joshua Addict. I have tried for months to let him go but my stupid heart wants him even though my brain says to stop it. I have known Joshua all my life and I cannot understand why he says he cannot love me. Everybody tells me to just stop it but just when I think this is it something happens and boy this is not something I ever imagined happening. Joshua is my everything and I am determined to show him he can love even though he thinks he will mess things up. Can I Delia Andrews be the one to make Joshua Parkerson see he is a man to be loved?

I am a stupid, stupid man to even get this far but I cannot stop. My name is Joshua Parkerson and I am addicted to Delia Andrews. She is more than just my best friend she is also my temptation in a sexy body. I love that she is independent but can sometimes be stubborn and boy have I been in front of her stubborness that makes me go crazy. Everybody tells me if I love her I should just let her go and find her real love because I will just bring heartache to her. I had love once and know that a woman like Delia deserves a lot of love but not from me. Can I be the man to show her real love with me might be the greatest thing ever or will I be the one to disway her from love forever?

We finally have Joshua’s story and boy Corinne Michaels shows us a side of him no one has seen before. Two people who have loved each other forever are about to get outside their comfort zone and wow in every way. We see Delia, who has always been a woman who knows what she wants and goes for it and then we have Joshua. Now talk about a stubborn man you can see his love for her right from the beginning and his opinon that he cannot love is just so wrong. These two are perfect for each other and seeing them grow from being friends to lovers was hot in their own way. Loved it and cannot wait to see more from the Parkersons, Corinne Michaels sure has a hit on this series love this family.

“I received an eBook copy from the publisher for the purpose of an honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own.”

Review of BREAKING THE RULES by Kendall Ryan

Breaking the Rules: A Hockey Romance (Hot Jocks Book 8) by Kendall Ryan
111 pages
4 moons

Kendall Ryan has done what we have been waiting for in her Hot Jocks series. We have the life we always wanted for Becca and Owen but boy it is so not what they expected. We saw them meet for first time, fall in love and now Kendall Ryan has them as parents. Talk about chaos lol for Becca who just wanted Owen to love her. I loved seeing her deal with being a mother and again expecting, talk about surprise lol. Then we have the second story, Game for Love showing us a rookie who is so not like the other players. He actually wants to settle down and the one girl he wants is well weary of putting her heart on the line. All in all this was a great treat from Kendall Ryan seeing her Hot Jocks series this way was beautiful. Sports and Kendall Ryan just go together so awesome love it.

“I received an eBook copy from the publisher for the purpose of an honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own.”