The Guy on the Left by Kate Stewart is almost here! This is a standalone contemporary romance packed with all the feels! Add it to your TBR today!

Contemporary Romance/Romantic Dramedy
Stand Alone

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It started with a lie. A night of blurred lines between a teacher and a student.
I wasn’t her student, yet it was the single most defining night of my life.
I’ve never been the man she thinks I am.
Most people have no idea about the life I’ve lived or the words that ring true when it comes to me—still waters run deep.
But you’d be hard-pressed to find a coed on the TGU campus who knows otherwise…because I’ve never corrected them.
The clock is ticking down, it’s Fourth and Inches with the ball inside the one-yard line and the focus is on me, The Guy on the Left. I’ve never felt like a football god, inside I’m…just Troy.
It’s time to set the record straight.
For my son, I‘ll find the strength.
In her eyes, I’m determined to gain redemption.
I will have them both, even if I have to take my eye off the ball.
*The Guy on the Left is a stand alone novel in the Underdogs Series. This is Troy’s story.

About the Author:

USA Today bestselling author and Texas native, Kate Stewart, lives in North Carolina with her husband, Nick, and her naughty beagle, Sadie. She pens messy, sexy, angst-filled contemporary romance, as well as romantic comedy and erotic suspense. Kate’s title Drive was named one of the best romances of 2017 by The New York Daily News and Huffington Post. Drive was also a finalist in the Goodreads Choice awards for best contemporary romance of 2017. Her works have been featured in USA TODAY, BuzzFeed, and translated in five languages.

Kate is a lover of all things ’80s and ’90s, especially John Hughes films and rap. She dabbles a little in photography, can knit a simple stitch scarf for necessity, and on occasion, does very well at whiskey.
Contact Kate- Email-authorkatestewart@gmail.com

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REVIEW – DIRTY LETTERS by Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland


From New York Times bestselling authors Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward comes an unexpected love story that starts long before the lovers meet.

I’d never forgotten him—a man I’d yet to meet.

Griffin Quinn was my childhood pen pal, the British boy who couldn’t have been more different from me. Over the years, through hundreds of letters, we became best friends, sharing our deepest, darkest secrets and forming a connection I never thought could break.

Until one day it did.

Then, out of the blue, a new letter arrived. A scathing one—one with eight years of pent-up anger. I had no choice but to finally come clean as to why I stopped writing.

Griffin forgave me, and somehow we were able to rekindle our childhood connection. Only now we were adults, and that connection had grown to a spark. Our letters quickly went from fun to flirty to downright dirty, revealing our wildest fantasies. So it only made sense that we would take our relationship to the next level and see each other in person.

Only Griff didn’t want to meet. He asked that I trust him and said it was for the best. But I wanted more—more Griff, in the flesh—so I took a big chance and went looking for him. People have done crazier things for love.

But what I found could change everything.



*****Patty’s Review*****

*****FIVE++++++++ STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Authors}

”We all have light and dark inside us, love. We try to hide the darkness from others because we’re afraid it will scare them away. But your dark doesn’t scare me, Luca. It only makes me want to hold your hand and be your light until you can find your own again. That’s what people do when they’re in love. I won’t always be able to give you your light back, because sometimes you need to find that within yourself, but I’ll stand by your side and hold your hand in the dark so things aren’t so scary.”



This book is EVERYTHING that is truly amazing about the writing duo of Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland. “DIRTY LETTERS” is going down as my absolute TOP FAVORITE by these two incredible authors. It had so many things that I love in a good romance– friends-to-lovers trope, a gorgeous British Rock God as the Hero, and some gut-wrenching angst. Griffin Marchese has all of the traits to make him one of the most unforgettable and beloved book boyfriends. I instantly fell so hard for this beautiful character.

”DIRTY LETTERS” is a true page-turner! It’s one of those books that you will want to immerse yourself in without any interruptions. I am not exaggerating when I say it’s unputdownable!! Griffin and Luca’s story is so heartachingly beautiful and at times agonizingly angsty but it was so worth the pain!! I loved that they started off as childhood penpals and later became true soul mates.






Here are my overall ratings:
Hero: 5++++
Heroine: 5
Angst: 4.5
Steam: 5
Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 5+++++

Quite a few books are releasing this week, but ”DIRTY LETTERS” is the one you should bump to the top of the list! I HIGHLY recommend this one!

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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the This Man series comes a sexy and emotional follow up to her wildly popular standalone romance The Protector.

Ryan Willis has spent years in the protection business, a job that requires constant vigilance and quick thinking. His only chance to truly relax is at his secluded cabin in a small town where there are never any surprises. So when Ryan returns after an assignment and encounters a beautiful stranger, he isn’t only surprised, he’s also instantly intrigued.

Hannah Bright is a breath of fresh air, and Ryan is soon completely consumed, unable to stop from falling for her. As the two grow closer, his instinct tells him something is amiss. Yet nothing could prepare him for what he discovers when he starts digging into her past.

Hannah spends her days painting, running her arts and crafts store…and hiding too many secrets. It’s why she won’t let the ruggedly handsome bodyguard get too close. But their chemistry is undeniable, and Hannah quickly finds herself caught up in a whirlwind romance with Ryan. He is peace personified, a balm to her battered soul. Yet the gorgeous, captivating man who has swept Hannah off her feet doesn’t even know who she really is. And the moment he finds out, both their lives are at risk.


*****Patty’s Review*****

*****4.5 STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

I move in close behind him, my attention dancing across the beads of water on his skin that are sparkling like crystals when the fading light hits them. And still, he remains motionless, waiting for me, patient. Quiet. He calls to me without a word. And I admit to myself for the first time, I’m desperate to stay here. With him. Forever.




”LEAVE ME BREATHLESS” is a spin-off of ”The Protector”. The Hero, Ryan Willis, is ex MI5 and close friends with Jake Sharp. I liked this book so much more than its predecessor. The pace of the story flowed perfectly and I felt a connection to the main characters. Ryan and Hannah had insane chemistry. While the story reminded me so much of the movie, ”Sleeping With The Enemy”, I can’t deny that I was thoroughly entertained. There was plenty of JEM’s signature steam with a healthy dose of nail-biting action thrown in as well.



Here are my overall ratings:

Hero: 5
Heroine: 4.5
Plot: 4.5
Angst: 4
Steam: 5
Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 5

”LEAVE ME BREATHLESS” releases on November 5th!

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REVIEW – TACKER (Arizona Vengeance, #5) by Sawyer Bennett


I am not okay.

Fifteen months ago, my life was turned upside down when the plane I was piloting went down. Injured and trapped in the wreckage, I had to watch my fiancée die a painfully slow death, which is something that can really mess with your head.

Since that day, I’ve had little desire to do much of anything. Except play hockey, that is. Because that is the one place where the bad memories are banished and I can escape my pain.

But off the ice, I’m spiraling out of control. Losing the grip on my life and putting myself and my career in danger. Now, thanks to a string of bad decisions, I’ve been ordered to complete therapy in order to stay on the team.

The problem? Nora Wayne, my beautiful and somewhat unconventional therapist. I can’t buy into the brand of happy clappy crap this woman is feeding me. What could she possibly understand about the type of loss that I’ve suffered? How does she know anything about finding happiness after losing the most important person in your life?

Turns out, I’ve got a lot to learn, and she’s just the person I need to break through those walls I’ve erected.

I am not okay.
But for the first time in a long time, I know that I will be.




*****Patty’s Review*****

*****FOUR STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided By Author}

”She turned on a fucking light in my darkroom. She’s the one who flipped the switch.”




It feels like it’s been an eternity’s worth of waiting to finally get Tacker Hall’s story. He’s the one Arizona Vengeance player that has intrigued me from the start. His life was turned upside down when he lost his beautiful fiancé in a plane crash. He was the pilot! In Tacker’s book, we learn just how deeply tortured he is and we finally find out what happened on that fateful night. No one has been able to break through his walls he put up and Tacker nearly ended it all during a drunk driving incident. Now he’s forced to seek therapy or be kicked off the team. Nora Wayne is a psychologist who uses unique therapy methods to help her patients. She’s the perfect therapist for Tacker because she too has suffered tremendous loss through nightmarish circumstances.

Tacker and Nora make the perfect couple and you can’t help but hope they have the happily ever after they both deserve. Their stories are equally horrific and heartbreaking. While I loved the characters, I felt like something was missing. The anticipation had built so much to get to Tacker’s story that I think my expectations were set too high. There was little angst which I’m used to getting in these books, and maybe that was missing because these two characters had suffered enough in their short lifetime. Overall, it was a very sweet and touching romance. Tacker and Nora’s story will touch your hearts!

Here are my overall ratings:
Hero: 4
Heroine: 4
Angst: 4
Steam: 4
Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 4

TACKER release on November 5th.

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Title: The Italian
Author: T L Swan
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 28, 2019


They say there are three things you should do at least once
in your life:

Dance like nobody’s watching.
Travel the world.
And fall hopelessly in love.

I aimed to do all three.

I went to Italy to find myself.
But he found me.

It was like a story book, our eyes met across a crowded
He asked me if I needed help reading the menu.
We ate, we laughed, we danced, and I fell.
Unfortunately, things didn’t go to plan, and we parted ways.

Two years later, our eyes meet across a room again.
Only this time I was on a date with another man.
He went crazy in a jealous fit.

But the man I met then is different now.
He’s colder, harder, and officially one of the most powerful
men in Italy.
Dare I say it, even more enticing.

But if you dance with the devil, you get burnt.

And the fires in Italy are scalding hot.


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REVIEW – AND I LOVE HER (Bliss Cove, #2) by Nina Lindsey


An expert on the hot, wild tales of mythology, Callie Prescott leads a tidy life. And that, thank you, is exactly how she wants it, despite her family’s pestering that she’s a control freak who needs to have fun. Callie prefers order and predictability. After her father’s death and her mother’s recent health scare, who can blame her?

Jake Ryan fights bad guys, jumps out of airplanes, and escapes disasters…on film. But when a scandal engulfs his career, he takes cover in his hometown of Bliss Cove while he puts out the fire. No one knows his true identity until a chance encounter with Callie ignites powerful flashbacks of their high-school years together.

Despite the threat of exposure, Jake wants some close-up action with the brilliant, beautiful professor. Callie’s structured life has no room for a sexy, muscular hero…until Jake shows her how thrilling it is to have fun and lose control (a little).

Jake and Callie surrender to a hot affair and the possibility of love. But with dangerous secrets, a public scandal, and a mother’s scheming plots, can Jake ever win the starring role in his leading lady’s heart?



*****Patty’s Review*****
*****FOUR STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

He’d never expected to find someone like her anywhere, much less during his exile in Bliss Cove. God knew he hadn’t imagined that smart girl Callie from high school would come back into his life with the power of an earthquake and shake up his very foundation, in the best possible way.




”AND I LOVE HER” brings us back to the beautiful Northern California coastal town of Bliss Cove. This is the eldest Prescott sister’s turn at romance and it’s with her old high school crush turned multi-million dollar Hollywood action star, Jake Ryan. This was an opposites-attract romance with a light dose of steam and angst. Callie is a Greek mythology professor at the local university, whose entire life revolves around her career and her family. She can be overbearing and a bit smothering when it comes to her mother and two sisters, but her heart is in the right place. Callie doesn’t have time for a personal life but deep down she’s dreamed of finding her one true love and having the relationship that her parents had.



Jake is in Bliss Cove on a hiatus from his fast-paced Hollywood life. Love is the last thing he expected to find in his old hometown, but the more he gets to know Callie, he finds himself falling fast. She makes him see that there’s more to life than just being an Oscar award-winning actor, and Jake is having just as much of an impact on Callie. He brings color and excitement into her world. Callie realizes that she hasn’t truly lived until Jake came along and encouraged her to step outside of her comfort zone. They’re perfect for each other. But there are huge obstacles and a little secret that have the potential to tear the couple apart.




Here are my overall ratings:
Hero: 4.5
Heroine: 4
Angst: 4
Steam: 4
Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 4.5

”AND I LOVE HER” releases on October 30th!




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REVIEW – LANDON & SHAY: PART ONE by Brittainy C. Cherry


Shay Gable hated my guts, and I hated hers, too.

We went out of our way to avoid one another at all times. When she came my direction, I went the other. When we locked eyes, she’d turn and walk away.

All of that changed the day I was presented with a challenge. It started out as a stupid bet: make Shay fall in love with me before I fell in love with her first.

That was an easy bet for me to win.
I didn’t love, I hardly liked.

Yet slowly the game started to shift. Shay made me crave things I never knew I wanted.

The closer we grew, the more she challenged my darkness, and the parts I kept locked away.
The hurts.
The pains.
The truth.

The game between us became too real, our feelings intermixed, and the risks of hurting one another grew higher.

But you know what they say…
All’s fair in the game of love and war—especially the heartbreaks.

(Book one in the L&S Duet)

*****Patty’s Review*****

*****FIVE+++++++++ STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

She kissed me, and the last sleeping part of my soul finally woke up as she fell against my lips. I tasted her heaven as I fed her my sins.




STUNNING!!! Brittainy C Cherry has once again blown my mind with another one of her beautifully written stories. I am not the least bit surprised that I fell so incredibly hard for ”LANDON & SHAY” This ”enemies-to-lovers” romance was so emotionally charged and the characters left a huge imprint on my heart. The subject matter might be hard for some readers to handle but this is a story that must be read by all. There’s a beautiful message written with the exquisite words of the author. I felt as if almost every passage was important and so I ended up highlighting the majority of this book. There is no doubt in my mind that readers are going to fall just as madly in love with this story as I have. Landon Harrison and Shay Gable are two characters who are going to stay in my heart and mind for a very long time to come. While the book does end at a pivotal moment in the characters’ lives, it felt more like a ”to be continued….”. rather than a huge cliffy. I can’t wait to get my hands on PART TWO!!!





Here are my overall ratings:
Hero: 5++++++
Heroine: 5++++++
Angst: 5
Steam: 4
Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 5++++++



”LANDON & SHAY – PART ONE” releases on October 30th!

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REVIEW – GYPSY KING (Tin Gypsy, #1) by Devney Perry


The former Tin Gypsy motorcycle club has everyone in Clifton Forge, Montana convinced they’ve locked their clubhouse doors and ripped off their patches. Everyone but Bryce Ryan. There’s more happening at the club’s garage than muscle car restorations and Harley rebuilds. Her instincts are screaming there’s a story—one she’s going to tell.

As the new owner of the small town’s newspaper, Bryce is hungry for more than birth announcements and obituaries. When a woman is brutally killed and all signs point to the Tin Gypsies, Bryce is determined to expose the club and their leader, Kingston “Dash” Slater, as murderers.

Bryce bests Dash match after match, disappointed her rugged and handsome opponent turns out to be an underwhelming adversary. Secrets are exposed. Truths defeat lies. Bryce is poised to win this battle in a landslide.

Then Dash breaks all the rules and tips the scales.

One kiss, and she’s fighting to save more than just her story. She’s fighting to save her heart from the Gypsy King.


*****Patty’s Review*****

*****FOUR STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

We’d only shared a single kiss, but he was right. Given the sparks that crackled when we were in the same room, we’d be incredible together. The chemistry, mixed with our mutual dislike of one other, would ignite like fireworks. We’d probably set the sheets on fire.



I love a good MC story and Devney Perry’s ”Tin Gypsy” series has the potential of being a good one. I found the plot development of ”GYPSY KING” to be a little too slow and to be honest, I didn’t think of this as a true MC book. The club hasn’t been in operation for over a year. They all decided to go legit and put an end to the Tin Gypsies. The story’s main focus was on the ”enemies-to-lovers” romance between the town’s new journalist, Bryce Ryan, and one of the top-ranking members of the retired MC, Dash Slater. I’d give this book a PG rating when it comes to the MC aspect. These men weren’t nearly as crass and dirty as the heroes from other books in this genre, but the murder mystery and the quest to figure out who the true killer was, did end up generating some pulse-pounding suspense towards the end.


The story concludes on a high note but it also left me a little confused with how some of the main characters dealt with the outcome of the intense showdown towards the end. We are left with so many unanswered questions, I felt a bit unsatisfied. Although this sets us up for more to come in the next installments. Overall, I would recommend this to die-hard Devney Perry fans.




Here are my overall ratings:
Hero: 4
Heroine: 4
Angst: 4
Steam: 4
Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 4

”GYPSY KING” releases on October 29th!

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REVIEW – TWICE IN A BLUE MOON by Christina Lauren


From the New York Times bestselling author of The Unhoneymooners and the “delectable, moving” (Entertainment WeeklyMy Favorite Half-Night Stand comes a modern love story about what happens when your first love reenters your life when you least expect it…

Sam Brandis was Tate Jones’s first: Her first love. Her first everything. Including her first heartbreak.

During a whirlwind two-week vacation abroad, Sam and Tate fell for each other in only the way that first loves do: sharing all of their hopes, dreams, and deepest secrets along the way. Sam was the first, and only, person that Tate—the long-lost daughter of one of the world’s biggest film stars—ever revealed her identity to. So when it became clear her trust was misplaced, her world shattered for good.

Fourteen years later, Tate, now an up-and-coming actress, only thinks about her first love every once in a blue moon. When she steps onto the set of her first big break, he’s the last person she expects to see. Yet here Sam is, the same charming, confident man she knew, but even more alluring than she remembered. Forced to confront the man who betrayed her, Tate must ask herself if it’s possible to do the wrong thing for the right reason… and whether “once in a lifetime” can come around twice.

With Christina Lauren’s signature “beautifully written and remarkably compelling” (Sarah J. Maas, New York Times bestselling author) prose and perfect for fans of Emily Giffin and Jennifer Weiner, Twice in a Blue Moon is an unforgettable and moving novel of young love and second chances.



*****Patty’s Review*****

*****4.5 STARS*****
{Netgalley ARC}

He’s shaking, shaking under my palm at the back of his neck and my other hand pressed to his chest, feeling his heart under there. It’s like a treasure in a fortress, this heart. I wonder what it’s felt, how many times it’s beat painfully enough to make him wonder whether he’s dying. He did that to me.



Christina Lauren are one of my most beloved writing duos. I actually started reading them when their fan fiction version of ”Beautiful Bastard” was out in circulation. Basically, there isn’t anything that I wouldn’t read by them. ”TWICE IN A BLUE MOON” is a heart aching and angsty tale of first love, innocence lost, gut-wrenching betrayal, and second chances.


While on a trip to London with her grandmother, Tate meets the gorgeous and charismatic Sam, who also happens to be on vacation with his grandfather. Tate has never had a connection in her past relationships the way that she does with Sam. Something draws her to him and she finds herself confessing her hopes, fears and deepest secrets to him. She even loses her virginity to him, but soon after, Sam breaks her heart and commits the ultimate betrayal that changes the trajectory of her life. Fourteen years later, Tate is one of Hollywood’s most popular actresses. She’s starting a new project that has Oscar-winning potential. She’s also about to have her world flipped on its axis when the screenwriter turns out to be Sam. Fourteen years have done little to ease the pain of her broken heart. Will this be her chance for closure? Can this be an opportunity to start over for Sam and Tate?


Sam isn’t the only man who has let her down in the past. Her relationship with her Hollywood actor father has been non-existent since her parents divorced when she was a young girl. Her struggles with feelings of abandonment and the deep need for a connection with her father made my heart break for Tate.

Here are my overall ratings:

Hero: 4
Heroine: 4
Plot: 4.5
Angst: 4.5
Steam: 4
Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 4.5

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REVIEW – HALF TRUTHS by Claire Contreras


You’ve heard of these groups – the secretive ones that only the crème de la crème are invited into, the ones outsiders speculate about for centuries – I’m the second in my family invited to attend, but to them, I’m fresh meat. New blood. New money, too.

They think they’ll elbow past me, that I’m here for their amusement, for them to walk all over, they’ll find out soon enough that I’m not.

I may look like one of them, with my designer bags and clothes straight from the Parisian runways, but I’m not. I’m here for answers, to take revenge for blood spilled on their centuries-old Persian rugs.

I transferred here in search for answers about what happened to my older brother, who hightailed out of here, and my friend who seemingly disappeared into thin air. I certainly wasn’t here for the attention of the star hockey player, regardless of how much he willed my eyes his way. I wasn’t here for his scrutiny or his judgment or to read into his mysterious aura. I was here for the society, because only they held the answers I needed. That was, until I found out that in order to get those answers, I needed to to go through him. He’s saying if I want in, I have to play by their rules, follow their lead.

It’s a game I’m willing to play.

I may be the second person I know of to be invited into their society, but I’ll be the first to make it out intact.

©2019 Claire Contreras (P)2019 Claire Contreras


*****Patty’s Review*****

*****FOUR STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

”HALF TRUTHS” is a nail-biting suspenseful mystery surrounding secret elite societies and a missing college coed. The story starts slowly and I wasn’t particularly in love with the Hero and Heroine, but as time went on and the plot started to get interesting, I found this to be a real page-turner. Everyone was a suspect and you can’t help but try to figure out who the real villain in this story. It held my attention to the very end!

Here are my overall ratings:
Hero: 4
Heroine: 4
Angst: 4
Steam: 4
Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 4

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