Category: 5 Star Reads (the ones that keep us up all night)

#AudibleReview #FiveBlushReview ~~ Maggie Moves On by Lucy Score

Rating: Maggie Moves On  by Lucy Score, Emma Wilder (Narrator) Louisa’s 5 Blush Audible Review  My first Lucy Score book, and I listened to the Audible!  In the middle of listening, I went to Amazon and got another Lucy Score book because I love this author’s writing.  Buyer beware – it’s written in 3rd person, which isn’t my favorite, but OMG, Maggie and Silas were AH-MAZ-ING!! Silas, the hot landscaper, is remarkable.  Many might find him a bit pushy and presumptuous, but I loved that he KNEW that he and Maggie were meant to be and never lost sight of that.  Maggie...

#FiveBlushReview ~~ Lizzie Blake’s Best Mistake by Mazey Eddings

Rating: Lizzie Blake’s Best Mistake by Mazey Edding I read Mazey Edding’s first book, A Brush with Love, and found a new author to love.  She’s local to me, and that, for some reason, makes me like her even more! I was so excited to see that Lizzie was getting her own book, as I loved her in A Brush with Love. Lizzie is a unique character, but honestly, IRL, she’s like many of us.  Maybe a bit too loud, talk too much, and is a bit scattered at times.  As a mother of a child with ADD, I can...

#FiveBlushReview ~~ The Close-Up by Kennedy Ryan

Rating: The Close-Up, an all-new moving second-chance novella set in the Hollywood Renaissance/HOOPS world from New York Times bestselling author Kennedy Ryan and 1,001 Dark Nights is available now! I met Nazareth Armstrong when I was eighteen years old. From the beginning, my brother warned me to stay away from him. Told Naz to stay away from me. Our hearts didn’t listen. I shared one magical night under the stars with my brother’s rival, thinking it was the start of a once-in-a-lifetime something. But one awful moment ended it all. Years later when we meet again, we’ve both pursued our...

Five Blush Review ~~ Carrie Soto Is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Rating: Carrie Soto Is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid AVAILABLE NOW: AMAZON – https://amzn.to/3RmVZDO BARNES AND NOBLE: shorturl.at/KRV45 In this powerful novel about the cost of greatness, a legendary athlete attempts a comeback when the world considers her past her prime—from the New York Times bestselling author of Malibu Rising. Carrie Soto is fierce, and her determination to win at any cost has not made her popular. But by the time she retires from tennis, she is the best player the world has ever seen. She has shattered every record and claimed twenty Grand Slam titles. And if you ask Carrie, she is...

Five Blush Review ~~ Loving Camilla by J. Lynn Bailey

Rating: Loving Camilla by J. Lynn Bailey   Tera’s 5 Blush Review I have to admit that this was my favorite book of the whole series. I suppose J. Lynn Bailey saved the best for last! This story won me over because of that heroine, Camilla. She is a complex character written to perfection. Those who love strong heroines, Camilla is your girl. I appreciated the different angles this story took. It was a “bigger picture” story that didn’t focus quite so much on the small town of Dillon Creek. In this series, you meet many characters, and Loving Camilla...

#FiveBlushReviews ~~ The Hotel Nantucket by Elin Hilderbrand

Rating: The Hotel Nantucket by Elin Hilderbrand  Christina’s 5 keys Review Fans of the Blue Bistro will enjoy this nostalgic trip down Elin Hilderbrand memory lane. I looooooved everything about this book, from the depictions of the hotel, to the Nantucket Blue uniforms, to the food and the nightlife. The characters and plot lines almost take a back seat to the shining star of this lovely novel: Nantucket Island. I’m convinced no one loves this Island like Elin does, and as a long time fan, I’ve come to love this island through her eyes as well. In The Hotel Nantucket,...

#FiveBlushRead #ReviewBlitz ~~ June First by Jennifer Hartmann

Rating: 🌈 💓 𝗡𝗢𝗪 𝗔𝗩𝗔𝗜𝗟𝗔𝗕𝗟𝗘 💓 🌈 𝗝𝘂𝗻𝗲 𝗙𝗶𝗿𝘀𝘁 by USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Hartmann is LIVE and FREE in Kindle Unlimited! Don’t miss this angsty, forbidden standalone! ONE-CLICK: https://amzn.to/3wlhNrR Christina’s 5 Blush Review  Jennifer Hartmann has become a must-read for me. June First solidified my fandom for life. This book was so so good. It’s one of the best books I’ve read this year.June First isn’t a romance. It’s a love story. Parts of it appear romantic but at its core, this is a love story. What makes it so captivating is that it is forbidden, but in...

The Summer Place by Jennier Weiner #FiveBlushRead

Rating: The Summer Place by Jennifer Weiner Christina’s 5 Blush Review One of the things I liked most about The Summer Place by Jennifer Weiner, was the way she took us back to some of the more frustrating and inconvenient elements of the pandemic quarantine and layered it with humor and endearment. It’s a talent I’ve found signature to Weiner and her books throughout the years. Family drama and strong female characters are front and center in The Summer Place. The actual plot, the wedding of a young couple who met right before quarantine, takes a bit of a back...

Release Blitz & Review ~~ HIS RULE (The Rite Trilogy Book 1) by A. Zavarelli and Natasha Knight

Rating:   HIS RULE (The Rite Trilogy Book 1) by A. Zavarelli and Natasha Knight Release Date: April 26th Genre: Dark Mafia Romance/Secret Society/Captive Romance Stephanie’s 5 Blush Review  Wow! Ashleigh Zavarelli and Natasha Knight pull out all of the stops in His Rule. The journey, the slow burn, hurts sooo good. An enchanting, dark and twisted story. Filled with secret societies, mystery and wild desires. Be warned – it ends on a cliff. One I happily dove off of. There is no cure for a broken spirit. Mercedes and Judge clash as he is entrusted with her care following...

#FiveBlushRead ~~ A Perfect Lie by Tarryn Fisher

Rating: Louisa’s 5 Blush Review I will read everything and anything by Tarryn and with each release, I become a bigger fan.  This gripping thriller had me within the first few pages, hooked and reading Up All Night. Rainy has a secretive past, one she hasn’t shared with anyone, not even her boyfriend Grant.  She has moved across the country to live with him in a little town. Everyone knows everyone so coming in as the “new” girlfriend is challenging, coming into a tight-knit group of couples proves challenging. The girls invite Rainy to a fun-filled weekend in Vegas…only one...