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New Release/Review: Reed by R.C. Ryan

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New Release/Review: Reed by R.C. RyanReed by R.C. Ryan
Series: Malloys of Montana #3
Published by Forever on April 25th 2017
Pages: 400
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A new beginning...
A fresh start. That's exactly what Ally Shaw needs and what she's found in Glacier Ridge, Montana. Creating a simpler life with her young son and reconnecting with her only remaining family-it's all part of Ally's plan to chase away the pain of her past. But when a dangerously irresistible cowboy rescues her little boy, Ally can't deny she's excited about what else the future might bring.
Reed Malloy was a wild horse who wouldn't be broken. Devoted to his work on the land at the expense of everything else, he'd never met a woman who could hold his interest... until Ally. And now, beautiful Ally and her fearless, freckled child have this cowboy wanting more. This isn't Ally's first time at the rodeo, though, and convincing her to trust him isn't easy. But there isn't anything he won't do to keep her safe... and make her his.

Reed Malloy’s story is book 3 in the Malloys of Montana series. These stories take place in a small town call Glacier Ridge. It’s such a quaint little town where everyone knows everyone and where everyone knows everything…or do they? The way the author has the setting of Glacial Ridge, it’s a town I’d love to call home if it existed!!

Reed is in town one day when a small child with a cape on darts out in the street and Reed snatches him up before he gets hit be a vehicle! He’s ready to chew out the irresponsible person that left him on his own and then he sees her……..Ally. All thoughts vanish from his mind and he’s focused on how beautiful she is and then he quickly remembers what just happened.

Ally has left the city in Virginia to make a fresh start in Montana. Since she only has her uncle she can call family, it’s important to her that Kyle, her son, know his family. However, family member Archer isn’t so glad to have her. He’s very mean to her and Kyle and eventually the reader finds out why he’s so mean. She’s opened a story called Ally’s Attic and while getting ready for opening day Kyle disappears. She runs outside and there he is in the arms of a hot cowboy, who looked very upset with her! Uh oh!

A sweet, emotional and suspenseful story! This could be read as a stand alone, but once you read about Reed’s other hot brothers, you’ll want to read each story! Reed was such a great man, very focused and also very true to his family. Ally was very strong and also very focused in her goal to make it work in this town. They both were so perfect for each other, but each thought they weren’t any good for the other one. Can they meet in the middle and just let love…..just be love? – Reviewed by Judy

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If you haven’t had a chance to start this series you should, its full of love, danger and a sense of belonging. This story focused on Reed the youngest of the brothers who lost their parents in a snowy night crash. Reed is working on developing cattle free from drugs hormones and such and it’s his life until he goes to town one day and stops a cute red haired boy from getting hit by a car. When he sees his mother he is tempted to scold her but the sight of her frantically looking for her son stops him.
Ally just opened a new shop in town and when four year old Kyle didn’t answer she ran out looking for him. When she sees him being held by a man she is frightened till she sees how he son reacts with awe. Reed and Ally are instantly attracted to each other but Ally doesn’t trust her judgement and Reed has always been focused on cattle. When Ally has a little problem with her uncle Reed steps in to help her get her apartment over the store ready quicker. The trouble with her uncle will not be her only problem and she may not survive it. The Malloy’s welcome her and her son as only they can and they are so close you can’t help but feel good when your done reading it. I just love what a strong woman Ally is and how she wanted a better life for her son. – Reviewed by Linda

New Release/Review: Too Hard To Forget by Tessa Bailey

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New Release/Review: Too Hard To Forget by Tessa BaileyToo Hard to Forget by Tessa Bailey
Series: Romancing the Clarksons, #3
on January 1st 1970
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This time, she's calling the shots.
Peggy Clarkson is returning to her alma mater with one goal in mind: confront Elliott Brooks, the man who ruined her for all others, and remind him of what he's been missing. Even after three years, seeing him again is like a punch in the gut, but Peggy's determined to stick to her plan. Maybe then, once she has the upper hand, she'll finally be able to move on.
In the years since Peggy left Cincinnati, Elliott has kept his focus on football. No distractions and no complications. But when Peggy walks back onto his practice field and into his life, he knows she could unravel everything in his carefully controlled world. Because the girl who was hard to forget is now a woman impossible to resist.

Peggy has always wanted Elliot the head coach and so what if he was older than her. He noticed her when she was cheerleading and she noticed him right back the only problem was he was older a widower with a daughter. Well he couldn’t help himself and they carried on for a few years and when college was over he sent her on her way telling her there was no future for them.

When Peggy decides to come back and make him realize what he missed out on, he can’t believe she is back because he hasn’t been while since her. Peggy is just stopping in town to get her revenge and go to New York to help her brother.

You can’t help but love how quirky Peggy is even though she is gorgeous do you don’t expect her to have a brain. Elliot is so stiff and regimented with coaching he fails to see his daughter needs him but Peggy will get him to see that just before she leaves. – Reviewed by Judy

New Release/Review: All You Need by Lorelei James

New Release/Review: All You Need by Lorelei JamesAll You Need by Lorelei James
Series: Need You, #3
Published by Berkley Books on April 4th 2017
Pages: 368
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A hockey romance burns up the ice in the third sexy Need You novel from the New York Times bestselling author of the Mastered Series and the Blacktop Cowboys® Series.
PR agent Annika Lund can spin any disaster into a win. But revamping the reputation of a notorious Swedish hockey player will take every trick in her arsenal, especially when his agent insists that convincing everyone he’s no longer a playboy is top priority. And that it requires a sham relationship—with Annika playing the part of loving girlfriend.
On fire in the rink and in the bedroom, Axl Hammerquist couldn’t care less about being anyone’s golden boy. So when his agent forces him to play nice with a new publicist, he takes satisfaction in being as much of a pain as possible. But the more time he spends getting to know Annika, the more Axl starts to think that being Mr. Nice Guy might be worth it if it gets him the girl...

Annika Lund is in charge of the PR department at Lund Industries. She’s known as an Ice Queen. Her mother is Swedish, so Annika also speaks it.

Axl is a hockey player, also known as a playboy and continues to get in trouble. He’s from Sweden (see where this is going?) and lets everyone think he speaks no English, so therefore, needs an interpreter. Because of his “playa” tendencies, he was traded from the Chicago Blackhawks to the Minnesota Wild.

Annika’s mom and her brother’s agent team up together to get Axl on the right road to clean up his reputation. The best way to help him…she’ll pretend to be his girlfriend. What neither counted on was the fireworks and major chemistry between them! Will this pretend relationship turn into a real one?

I loved Annika and her names for Axl (pucktard was my favorite)! He’s such a jerk, but I did fall in love with him! This was a long story and I glazed over at the hockey parts (I’m not a sports fan) but overall it was an enjoyable book! – Reviewed by Judy

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