Category: Reviews by Sandy

Blog Tour ~~ Rebel North by JB Salsbury

I’m not who I led her to believe. I’m sin wrapped in silk. Betrayal masked by beauty. And she’s not the only one with scars… Rebel North, an all-new stunning and seductive standalone romance from New York Times bestselling author JB Salsbury is available now! In a city where image is everything, Gabriella turns heads for all the wrong reasons. The marks that slash across her neck and face turn people away. But I see the beauty that lies beneath, feel a kinship to her pain. I regret the way she found me—mugged and left for dead. I should walk...

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Rating: ?NOW AVAILABLE? ????? ?? ???????, by International best-selling author Jessica Ruben, is live! This is a new enemies-to-lovers, arranged-marriage, stand-alone romance—with a Mafia twist, that you won’t want to miss! Stephanie’s 4.5 Blush Review Break on Through is a stand-alone in the Sex.Rock.Mafia series. Set in the Mafia world. The men are manly, dominating, strong and in very much “in charge.” The story is a roller coaster of emotions and intensity. Jessica Ruben’s writing will have you picturing the rich cultures and traditions laced throughout the book. Honor, loyalty and family will all be tested. Leo has been betrayed...

Reviews – Well Played by Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland

Rating: Title: Well Played Authors: Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance Release Date: October 25, 2021 Sandy’s 4.5 Blush Review You know how people say “You can’t go home again?”  Sure you can and that’s exactly what Presley Sullivan does.  Leaving the Big Apple behind to return to the first place that was her home.  Beaufort, South Carolina may be just what she and her little boy, Alex, need to start over.  There is just one little problem – Levi Miller. Levi Miller is a world-famous football player.  He plans to make a pit stop in his hometown of...

New Release – The Aristocrat by Penelope Ward

Rating:   Title: The Aristocrat Author: Penelope Ward Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance Release Date: August 30, 2021 Sandy’s 4.75 BLUSH Review Leo Covington is hot, rich, and just wants to have fun.  He plans to spend the summer in the states, before getting serious about the family business, back in the UK.  His cousin, Sig, who I did not like at first, was along for the ride. Felicity Dunleavy has had more than her fair share of bumps in the road.  At a good place in her life, she loves Narragansett, Rhode Island, and her foster mother, Eloise. Felicity gets...

Forever Never by Lucy Score

    Title: Forever Never Author: Lucy Score Genre: Romantic Comedy Release Date: March 4, 2021     You don’t fall for your brother’s high school sweetheart, your boss’s daughter, or your ex-wife’s best friend. Especially when they’re all the same woman. Under Brick Callan’s mile-wide chest beats a loyal heart with a few cracks in it. He’s the steadfast, overprotective type. Especially when it comes to the one woman he can never have. It’s a long, complicated history punctuated by fights, friendship, family, and an attraction that strains his iron willpower. When Remi Ford returns to Mackinac Island in...

#MafiaRomance~~Headhunter by Kristen Proby

  Sandy’s 4.5 Blush Review Shane Martinelli has always walked a very fine line between two worlds.  He manages to do it well until a certain woman enter said world and things are about to get complicated.  Cue Liam Neeson’s “I do have are a very particular set of skills” vibes. Ivie Jordan stays in the background and is happy running her business.  Her chosen family means everything to her despite their mafia ties.  It is Ivie’s past that leads to her being “Taken”.  Everyone is about to find out maybe she’s not such a damsel in distress. We met...

#TheWeddingDateSeries~~While We Were Dating by Jasmine Guillory

Rating: Two people realize that it’s no longer an act when they veer off-script in this sizzling romantic comedy by New York Times bestselling author Jasmine Guillory. Ben Stephens has never bothered with serious relationships. He has plenty of casual dates to keep him busy, family drama he’s trying to ignore and his advertising job to focus on. When Ben lands a huge ad campaign featuring movie star, Anna Gardiner, however, it’s hard to keep it purely professional. Anna is not just gorgeous and sexy, she’s also down to earth and considerate, and he can’t help flirting a little… Anna Gardiner is...

#NewReview~~A Fate of Wrath & Flame by K.A. Tucker

Rating: Sandy’s 4.75 Blush Review! K.A. Tucker writes mystery (Burying Water), I’m here for it.  She writes dark romance (He Will be My Ruin), I’m here for it.  She writes under a different nom de plume (Nina West), I’m here for it.  She wants to make a state (Alaska) a main character in her book, I’m here for it.  She writes psychological fiction (Keep Her Safe), you already know what I’m going to say….she also has one of my favorite covers of all time (Ten Tiny Breaths). Now she delves into a world of fantasy – something a little different...

#NewReview~~365 Days by Blanka Lipinska

Rating: 365 Days by Blanka Lipinska Now a hit Netflix film! The sexy and deeply romantic internationally bestselling novel that inspired the blockbuster movie. Laura Biel and her boyfriend are on a dream vacation in beautiful Sicily. On the second day of their trip, her twenty-ninth birthday, she is kidnapped. Her kidnapper is none other than the head of a powerful Sicilian crime family, the incredibly handsome, young Don Massimo Torricelli, who is determined to possess her at all costs. Massimo has his reasons. During an earlier attempt on his life, a vision appeared before his eyes: a beautiful woman,...

#4.5BlushReviewHamilton and Me by Giles Terera

Rating: Hamilton and Me: An Actor’s Journal by Giles Terera ‘One of the most joyous and clear-eyed approaches to playing a character that I have ever read… I am so grateful Giles took notes on his process and turned them into this book. I was already in awe of his performance; now I’m in awe of his humanity and attention to detail and willingness to share the hard work and magic that goes into it.’ Lin-Manuel Miranda, from his Foreword ‘Stand. Breathe. Look. Try to empty my mind. Somehow, for some reason, I have been brought to this place to tell...