MAYBE I DO

MAYBE I DO                             ALLIE FISHER

A controlling mother and a high school sweetheart who broke her heart—only two of the reasons thriving lawyer Katherine Boon left her hometown of Isle of Hope, Georgia. 
Twenty years later "Kit" must return for a wedding. Her goal? To get her niece married and get back to her comfortable, normal, single life in California. The last thing she expects is a one-night stand that rocks her world or that said rocker is the man she hired to plan the wedding. 
Devout bachelor Aiden Spencer might plan weddings, but he has no interest in one of his own...until he does the unthinkable. He falls for one of his clients. With a little help, he sets out to seduce his way into her bed and into her heart.

HUBBY'S REVIEW:
Kat left here home of Georgia for California almost twenty years ago. She has been back only a few times and that is fine with her. A mother who she feels is to controlling, and an ex who slept with her supposed friend after they broke up before the prom. She is now going back home for her niece’s wedding that is planning and paying for. Her niece has been working with her and living with in California since she went there for college. Kat now a successful attorney owning her own firm wants to do this for her niece because her niece helped her as well and she not only like her, but her fiancĂ©. The fireworks to this story begin as soon as she arrives in Georgia and do not let up until the end. There is arguing, finding love, and dealing with her ex, and the now grown woman she still does not care for that he broke up for. The big part of this story is the surprise love story for Kat, and that for me is what makes this a fantastic book. I do not want to spoil it, but the characters are made to feel real and it has that southern charm at times. A good book. I got this book from netgalley. I gave it 4 stars. Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com

CRACK IN THE ARMOR (Clipped Wings #2.5)

CRACK IN THE ARMOR                    HELENA HUNTING

Chris, a sexy tattoo artist, tries to win the heart of Sarah, a grad student with little interest in him, in this second e-short and follow-up to Helena Hunting’s gripping love story, Clipped Wings—“twisted, dark, incredibly erotic…a love story like no other” (USA TODAY bestselling author Alice Clayton).

Part owner of the Chicago tattoo shop Inked Armor, Chris Zelter is a talented artist who decorates skin with gorgeous designs. He might look the part of the typical jacked-up, inked-up bad-boy, but underneath is a fiercely loyal, complicated man. Kicked out at sixteen, Chris has had to fend for himself for the last twelve years, making his Inked Armor crew as much family as they are business partners. For him, it’s enough—until he meets Sarah Adamson.

A grad student waitress at the local strip club, Sarah is used to propositions and crude comments. The job is a means to an end—finish her MBA, pay off the tuition loans, and get a good job. Then she won’t have to rely on anyone to take care of her. So when brawny, tatted up Chris begins hanging out at the club, she rebuffs his advances. At first. But Chris isn’t like her usual clientele: despite his hard exterior, he’s almost…sweet. 

Sometimes, the people with the roughest edges have the biggest hearts.

HUBBY'S REVIEW:

This is a short story but full of emotion and at times heat, passion. The two main characters need one another for completion of themselves but they just don’t know it. Each one is keeping secrets at first and I felt was scared of any type of relationship, and though the author has you believe that the guy is helping or saving the girl. I found that she is doing the same for him just subtle. A fast read but one the is worth your time. I got this book from netgalley. I give this 4 stars. Follow us at www.1rad-readerriews.com

AGAINST THE CAGE (Worth the Fight #1)

AGAINST THE CAGE                       SIDNEY HALSTON

For Chrissy Martin, returning to her Florida hometown always seems to bring bad luck. The day starts with a breakup text, followed by a jailhouse phone call from her troublemaker brother. Now a routine traffic stop has ended with her accidentally punching an officer . . . in a delicate place. Then Chrissy realizes that the hot cop on the receiving end of her right hook is none other than the man from her teenage fantasies.
 
Jack Daniels knows how to take a hit. After all, when he’s not chasing reckless drivers, he’s kicking ass in a mixed martial arts ring. So what takes his breath away isn’t the low blow, but the woman who dealt it: a gorgeous knockout with legs Jack wouldn’t mind being pinned under—who just so happens to be his best friend’s nerdy little sister, all grown up. Soon their instant chemistry leads to a sizzling affair, but Jack and Chrissy are fighting an uphill battle if they want to make love last beyond the final bell.
 
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from other Loveswept titles.

HUBBY'S REVIEW:

This story opens with the two lead characters meeting each other after not seeing one another for years. He has pulled her over for reckless driving and during the course of getting or trying to find her ID and registration among all of her items in her car along with the bag of Cheetos and other junk food, she ends up hitting the officer. Jack Daniels the one who took the punch realizes that the now hot women is none other than his best friends little sister Chrissy, who is not the way he remembers her at all. Now he is able to take a punch being a MMA fighter on his off hours but can his heart and head. Read this fun and fast paced story of the past coming head on with the future and the both of them helping the other one in healing when they didn’t even know that is what they were doing. A very good book. I got this book from netgalley. I gave it 4 stars. Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com

A SANTINI TAKES THE FALL (The Santinis #9)

A SANTINI TAKES THE FALL              MELISSA SCHROEDER

This is a short novel approx 40,000 words.

A man avoiding his destiny.

Anthony Santini is happy with life. The former Marine is now working a dream job for NCIS in a dream location: Hawaii. He's watched his cousins and now his siblings fall into the Santini Curse and that is not for him. Not yet. He's happy to play the field and enjoy life. It still doesn't stop his cousin's wife from trying to fix him up.

A woman avoiding love.

Lalani Hawkins has had enough heartache to last a lifetime. The professional dancer isn't looking for love and she definitely doesn't need a man like Santini in her life. After the worst blind date in history, she thinks she'll never see him again.

For two people who want to avoid each other, Lalani and Anthony can't seem to achieve that. Each time they meet, Lalani falls a little more under the Santini spell, and for Anthony, he is drawn to the vivacious dancer. But when Anthony senses her hesitation to commit, he starts to formulate a plan. Because when a Santini man decides he's found his mate, there is no stopping him.

Get more of the Santini family romances!

Book One: Leonardo
Book Two: Marco
Book Three: Gianni
Book Four: Vicente
Book Five: A Santini Christmas
Book Six: A Santini in Love
Book Seven: Falling for a Santini
Book Eight: One Night with a Santini

And, don't miss out on the Johnson Brothers:
Semper Fi Marines
Book One: Tease Me
Book Two: Tempt Me
Book Three: Touch Me

And don't miss Melissa Schroeder's first military series!

A Little Harmless Military Romance
Infatuation
Possession
Surrender
 

HUBBY'S REVIEW:


I have gotten to this book very late to do the review, but I must say it was a fast read when I did read it. Anthony Santini has left the Marines and is now with NCIS and is in Hawaii and the women he rents his place from Lalani Hawkins is not looking for any type of relationship, but she cannot help herself not to look at Anthony after he comes back from running. Knowing that, that is as far as she is willing to take things is OK with her. Her life has been full of heartache and loss and she does not want to think about a future with a guy that she has no chance at. What she doesn’t know is that Anthony can’t get her out of his mind and is trying to come up with ways to spend time with her even if it is acting like they are just running into each other. He thinks it is just a normal attraction not the male Santini cruse of when they find the right women for them. This is a fun and exciting story with good characters. I got this book from netgalley. I gave it 4 stars. Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com

THE COWBOY'S COOKBOOK: Recipes and Tales from Campfires, Cookouts and Chuck Wagons

THE COWBOY'S COOKBOOK                      SHERRY MONAHAN

From chuckwagon recipes to dutch-oven favorites for your own campfire, The Cowboy's Cookbook features recipes, photos, and lore celebrating the cowboy’s role in the shaping of the American West. From songs sung around the campfire after hearty meals of steak, beans, and skillet cornbread to the recipes you'll need to recreate those trailside meals in your own kitchen, this book will get you in touch with the spirit of the Old West.

Sherry Monahan is the President of Western Writers of America, and holds memberships in Women Writing the West, the Author’s Guild, the Wild West History Association, National Genealogical Society, Association of Professional Genealogists, and the National Women’s History Museum. She has her own column (Frontier Fare) in and is a contributing editor for True West magazine. Other publications include Mrs. Earp and Frontier Fare (both Two Dot) Tombstone Times, Tombstone Tumbleweed, Tombstone Epitaph, Arizona Highways, and other freelance works. She was a contributor to The Best of the Best of Arizona and Encyclopedia of Prostitution and Sex Work.
 

HUBBY'S REVIEW:

This is an old fashioned cook book taken mostly from either recipes from chuck wagons, restaurants, or ranches from the early 1900’s. I noticed quite a few dates of 1900- 1909. There are also some stories of trail life or life on a ranch, and there was one about Teddy Roosevelt when he was out west. The recipes themselves are just good old fashion stick to your ribs kind of food, and some of them reminded me of my grandmothers just simple but tasted good. I think being homemade had something to do with that. Has a sourdough starter, and even the pie crust and pancake are simple but remember they are using butter or lard so there is a different flavor. Some of the recipes also call for molasses which also has a different taste but a lot of people don’t use any more. I found this book to be a very good cookbook, and easy to follow directions. I got this book from netgalley. I gave it 4 stars. Follow us at
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RAVAGE (Scarred Souls #3)

RAVAGE                           TILLIE COLE

Is finding one's true love worth committing the greatest sacrifice of all?
Taken as a teen, prisoner 194 was stripped of his name and freewill, meticulously honed to be a ruthless machine. Even as he tries to fight his captors' hold on him, he knows that obedience is the only way to save his sister, who is the one person that keeps him from turning into a monster.
As a young girl Zoya Kostava barely escaped the brutal attack that killed her entire family. Now twenty five she lives in secrecy. That is until she hears her brother also survived and is living with their greatest enemy.
Zoya risks her safety and anonymity to find the brother she thought dead and is captured by a beautiful, brutal man. A man who both captivates and scares her, in him she sees a soul as lost as her own.
They both have so much to lose - will they be able to save each other . . . and survive?
HUBBY'S REVIEW:
This is the third book in the story. This one begins with Zoya finding out her one of her brothers is alive after being kidnapped when he was younger. Her brother thought she was killed along with the rest of his family, but she lived. When he finds out that she is alive he is also finding out that she has been taken prisoner by the women who was with the man they killed in the last book. She is being held in a dungeon and the man or beast that he calls himself goes by 194. During her captivity she finds compassion in her captor and he finds himself loving her something he thought would never happen. He then must find a way to get back to the home of her brother to somehow find help to rescue her. This is a book of passion, fighting for who you love, and fighting for your family. There is so much more but I would give it away. A very good book. I got this book from netgalley.com I gave it 5 stars. Follow us at: www.1rad-readerreviews.com

LET'S WELCOME MARCI BOUDREAUX AUTHOR OF: THIS OLD CAFE

LET’S WELCOME MARCI BOUDREAUX AUTHOR OF: Rad-Reader:  The character Jenna Reid was she based on someone you know or just a s...