Friday, August 31, 2018


On a Tuesday

Author: Whitney G. 
Publication Date: September 19, 2017 
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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We met on a Tuesday. Became best friends, then lovers, on a Tuesday. And everything fell apart on a Tuesday… Charlotte Taylor has three automatic strikes in my book: 1) She hates me. She also claims that I’m a “domineering jerk with a huge, overbearing ego.” (I do have something huge. It’s not my ego, though.) 2) She takes our mandatory tutoring sessions way too seriously. 3) She’s sexy as hell…And a virgin. At least, those were her strikes before our study sessions started lasting longer than they were supposed to. Until one innocent kiss became a hundred dirty ones, and until she became the first woman I ever fell hard for. Our future together after graduation was supposed to be set: Professional football for me. Law school for her. But she left me at the end of the semester with no explanation, and then she completely disappeared from my life. Until tonight. We met on a Tuesday. Became everything, then nothing, on a Tuesday. And now it’s seven years later, on a Tuesday… *This is a full length second chance romance, inspired by Adele’s “When We Were Young”


Audible: Overall: 4/5 stars
               Performance 5/5 stars
               Story 4/5 stars
Amazon:  4/5 stars
In Patti's Imagination 7/10 stars

This is the second book by this author I have listened to and while I
love that they are quick to listen to but, I feel they need to be
longer.  The narrators did a wonderful job telling the story. Both the
male and female narrator were able to change their voices and add that
needed emotion into the telling of the story.

The author did a nice job of transitioning the story from the past to
the present and back again as we learned about Charlotte’s and
Grayson’s relationship.  There was a slight element of mystery trying
to figure out what happened in college that broke them apart. What I
struggled with and why the story is not able to get the 5 star rating
is that there were predictable elements of the story and several
similar events/situations that reminded me of another second chance
romance story.  I also thought the story became rushed in the last
quarter of the book and just ended, there needed to be more. I am
looking forward to Kyle’s book in hopes that more will be revealed.


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About Whitney G.

Whitney G. is a twenty-eight-year-old optimist who is obsessed with travel, tea, and great coffee. She’s also a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of several contemporary novels, and the cofounder of The Indie Tea–an inspirational blog for indie romance authors. When she’s not chatting with readers on her Facebook Page, you can find her on her website at or on instagram: (If she’s not in either of those places, she’s probably locked away working on another crazy story.)
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Author: Ronelle Antoinette

Narrator: Ginny Ross

Length: 9 hours and 23 minutes

Publisher: Ashley Miller

Released: June. 19, 2018

Genre: Epic Fantasy

Scandal will shake foundations. A night of careless passion leaves Battlemage Jex Xander and Adept Enari Alycon in a precarious position. Long-time lovers they might be, but the Imperial ambassador and the daughter of Egalion’s High Mage have rather public roles in the court - whether they wish it or not - and scandal couldn’t come at a worse time. Treachery will tip balances. When a hostile kingdom reluctantly agrees to parley, the fate of 2,000 years of peace is on the line. In the midst of negotiations, Enari becomes the target of one of the Greater Maelstrom. She and Jex must race against time to save her life and that of her unborn child. What happens when an earth-shattering secret, a demon bent on destruction, and a kingdom teetering on the brink of war collide is anyone’s guess. Choices will have consequences. The decisions of a few will determine the fate of many, and who, or what, will remain standing in the end is still uncertain. Hearts and lives are on the cusp of irrevocable change...and not necessarily for the better. And secrets? Those will change everything.

Ronelle Antoinette lives in western Colorado with her husband, two cats, and a dog who is convinced he's people. While not a mother to any kids of the human variety, she’s an auntie to what should qualify as a small army. Ronelle is an unabashed caffeine addict, chocoholic, and hopeless romantic who has carried on a passionate affair with the genre of fantasy since she was old enough to read 'chapter books' She dabbled in creative writing for many years before making it a career. (She even considered it as a major in college, though she ended up getting a Bachelor's degree in Counseling Psychology.) She published her first fantasy romance novel, "Errant Spark", in July of 2016 and followed it up with "Flash Point", which was chosen as a fantasy finalist in the 2017 Book Excellence Awards.


Narrator Bio Ginny Ross was born and raised in England and spent many years traveling around Europe. She married and moved to the States over 20 years ago, and is now loving life in the mid-western U.S. raising her two teenage children and assorted pets who consider themselves to be a part of the family. When she’s not narrating books, she travels, sews, and spends time with family and friends.She found she has a knack for narrating as a result of her love of books and acting in her youth, and it made for a perfect union when she began to perform audiobooks and bringing the characters to life.   I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Ronelle Antoinette. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.


This is the second book in this very complex story filled with pausable characters and such intrigue, back stabbing, and love to hold interest from the first page to the last.  I did not read the first book in this series, but followed this plot easily., but feel I missed the underlining political agendas.  I will be going back to read book one just to catch some of these underlying dynamics.  There is a lot about these characters I am dying to know more about.  I really thought it was going to be a fairytale story with happy ending and sweet love affairs, but not even close.  This is a courtly story filled with espenage and murder and treachery and sadness and true reactions to these events even when carried out by demons and the undead.  The story from the beginning the main characters, Jax and Enari, must put their faith in each other as events, rituals and family try to rip their trust and love to pieces.  Can they survive this court?  Can their unborn child and the kingdom  survive these treasurous band of evil doers? Will they survive all that is being thrown at them?  I advise reading with tissues and the lights on as these characters are not pulling punches.  I especially liked that the female character, Enari actually saves the big bad battlemage, Xander and that Xander has a tender noble side.  It is wonderful to read or in this case listen to stories in which the characters have multilayers.   I was sure I knew who was the good guys and who were the bad guys, but I was surprised by the complexity of the courtiers.  Can the kingdoms avoid war? Do either side really want peace?  and with the events that befall these characters can there be reconciliation?  I recommend this story as it will stay with you long after you finish reading it.  I enjoyed listening to the narrator, Ginny Ross.  She has a wonderful voice and has a very talented way of conveying the emotions and friction filled storyline woven by this talented author, Ronelle Antoinette.

Amazon/GoodRead Rating:  4/5
In Patti's Imagination: 7/10

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018


Title: Stolen Nights
Author: Renee Harless
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 29, 2018


Elle’s life seems like one struggle after the next.

She’s facing life after a divorce, learns that her ex-best friend is pregnant with her ex-husband's baby, and the house she’s willed after her estranged father’s death comes with a catch.
When she thinks her life can’t get any more difficult, her neighbor seems determined to rile her up on a daily basis.

He’s gorgeous and looks like he’s walked off a movie set, but his attitude is enough to leave Elle feeling sour despite the tingles she feels when he’s around.
But one stolen kiss leads to a number of stolen nights blurring the line between hatred and love.

Elle’s curse of bad luck may be taking a turn, or she could be facing her toughest obstacle yet – heartbreak.

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Renee Harless, her husband, and children live in Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.  She studied Communication, specifically Public Relations, at Radford University.

Growing up, Renee always found a way to pursue her creativity. It began by watching endless runs of White Christmas- yes even in the summer – and learning every word and dance from the movie. She could still sing Sister Sister if requested. In high school she joined the show choir and a community theatre group, The Troubadours. After marrying the man of her dreams and moving from her hometown she sought out a different artistic outlet – writing.

To say that Renee is a romance addict would be an understatement. When she isn’t chasing her toddler around the house, working her day job, or writing, she delves head first into a romance novel.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018


Title: The Good Samaritan
Author: RC Boldt
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Cover Me Darling
Photo: James Critchley
Model: Charlie Garforth
Release Date: September 18, 2018


The biggest story of her life is the one he wants to hide.

I’m homeless by choice.
I have no intention of returning to my former life after what I’ve done.
This—living among the filth and discarded remnants of others—is what I deserve.
As atonement for my sins, I give back; I help those who cannot help themselves. But it’s always under the guise of anonymity.
Newspaper headlines throughout the city are clamoring to discover my identity.  Including the beautiful woman who manages to see through my “armor.”
She has the capability to put my entire life at risk.

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RC Boldt currently lives on the southeastern coast of North Carolina, enjoys long walks on the beach, running, reading, people watching, and singing karaoke. If you're in the mood for some killer homemade mojitos, can't recall the lyrics to a particular 80's song, or just need to hang around a nonconformist who will do almost anything for a laugh, she's your girl.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018



by Normandie Alleman Barnes Family, #1 Publication Date: January 20, 2017 Genres: Audio, Sports, Contemporary, Romance, Standalone


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He may be a player, but this stud’s not shooting blanks.
I’m nobody’s baby daddy. I don’t care how many stunning women throw themselves at me, looking to turn one hot night into an 18-year paycheck. I’ve got way too much on the line to throw it away for one night of pleasure.
Ball is life, and basketball is my first priority. I’ve got a championship to win.
But when I see that familiar face shaking her pom-poms on the sidelines, I’m transported back to childhood, back to the days before a fiery plane crash ripped us apart, forcing us to grow up overnight.
Those were the days when Eden Evans stole my heart. This time, I might be ready to give it right back to her.
I have no interest in a man who comes with groupies. With a rock legend for a father, I’ve seen the toll fame takes on a marriage. The last thing I need is a guy with more Twitter followers than Justin Bieber.
So when Nick Barnes dribbles his way back into my life, my heart and head go into battle. I can’t fight my desire for the sexy baller with his eight-pack abs and panty-dropping charm.
And when that little stick shows an unmistakable plus sign, suddenly everything is on the line.
With a secret baby on the way, will Nick realize that having the home court advantage is what he’s wanted all along?
This is a standalone romance novel with a HEA and no cliffhangers. Light on basketball and heavy on steamy romance, this is the first book featuring members of the Barnes family.



MACHINE, A Bad Boy Military Romance

by Normandie Alleman Barnes Family, #2 Publication Date: May 10, 20178 Genres: Audio, Military, Contemporary, Romance, Standalone


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America’s sweetheart needs to straighten up her halo.
But this solider’s machine just might knock it off completely.
Reality TV star Dynassy Barnes has to get her act together. Fame, fortune, a perfectly heart-shaped ass – along with her million social media followers – aren’t getting the job done. She needs a full demolition of her Online presence – and fast. When she meets the handsome and rugged former Navy Seal Bridger Thompson, Dynassy knows he’s the perfect trophy to flaunt to her friends and family.
Injured in combat, Bridger has had his share of setbacks and letdowns. He can’t quite believe his luck when the sassy and sexy Dynassy wiggles her way into his life. Their chemistry is undeniable. But Bridger has a powerful secret that threatens to ruin everything. Will exposing the truth about his secret life destroy the future they hope to build together?




by Normandie Alleman Barnes Family, #3 Publication Date: May 21, 20178 Genres: Audio, Contemporary, Romance, Standalone


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While his sins may be his undoing, her love could prove to be the salvation he desperately needs.
The Priest
Bishop Eduardo Soto has devoted his life to the church to pay for mistakes he made long ago. He didn’t expect a second chance in life, but once he meets Chloe, saving her is all he cares about.
The Dancer
Chloe Thomas dreams of leaving the Bourbon Street stage and owning a respectable business. She’ll do anything to make it happen, including agreeing to a marriage of convenience.
But when she’s offered the opportunity of a lifetime, will she leave her new husband behind after all he’s given up for her?
While Bishop’s Desire is part of the Barnes Family Series, it is a stand-alone novel that can be enjoyed without listening to the other audiobooks.




USA Today bestselling author Normandie Alleman is a former psychologist who has always been fascinated by human behavior. She loves writing quirky characters that are all too human. “I’m interested in the kind of relationships people have in real life. So I write about my characters’ messy, unpredictable, and inexplicable journeys to love.”
Normandie is a shameless basketball mom who lives with a houseful of teenagers, her own personal hero, and a pet pig who’s crazy for Red Bull. When she’s not writing or cheering for her favorite team, Normandie can be found listening to an audiobook or a podcast.