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Book Review – Catching Him by Aurora Rose Reynolds

Catching Him (How to Catch an Alpha #1)

 

Title: Catching Him
Author: Aurora Rose Reynolds
Rating: 3 1/2 stars
Genre: Romance
Where I got it: Kindle Unlimited

 

Goodreads Summary

Leah Emerson isn’t looking for a man—she’s looking for the right man. But her mother’s idea of a great catch leaves her cold, and she’s pretty sure her cocky, arrogant, and way too good-looking new neighbor isn’t the one either. If only her wayward cat would stop jumping through his window, she could get on with her life.

Tyler Duncan moved into town for a new job, not to fall in love. But he always goes after the things he wants in life with steadfast determination…and he wants Leah Emerson. He wants her smiles, he wants her touch, and he definitely wants her in bed.

Unfortunately, someone else wants Leah—in the worst way. Now Tyler’s on a mission to protect the woman he’s falling in love with while proving he’s worth falling for, and Leah must decide whether Tyler is a catch worth catching…

Review

I’ve read a bunch of books by Aurora Rose Reynolds, and I’ve come to expect a certain type of male character from her – alpha, mainly; so I was excited to read this new book from her, but unfortunately, the hero wasn’t really as alpha as I hoped (not really at all).

Tyler Duncan is new to town, and his neighbor, Leah Emerson, has a cat that likes to escape – right into his house! Imagine Tyler’s surprise when he finds a half-naked woman in his house looking for her cat. They don’t exactly get off on the right foot, but that is quickly corrected when Tyler’s dog, Bruce, takes a liking to Leah and keeps escaping to go to her house!

Leah and Tyler form a friendship at first. One that involves their pets (a plot line which I absolutely loved). Leah comes home to find Bruce waiting for her. She falls for Bruce, and vice versa. It’s really cute. At the same time, Leah and Tyler start spending more time together, and you can guess what happens next.

As is typical in an ARR story, there are great characters. While Tyler wasn’t as alpha as I hoped he would be, he was still a really great character. He was very protective of his sister, while at the same time dealing with an overbearing mom.

Leah was a tough character (in a good way). She stood up for herself and for others when she had too. She was a cool aunt to her nephews and had a few close friends she looked out for. I loved that she was really close with her family. That’s one of my favorite character traits (notice my Top Ten Tuesday reference there?).

The story itself was a bit predictable, but it was still enjoyable, and I would recommend it. Can’t wait for the next book in the series.

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Release Blitz and Review – Down too Deep by J. Daniels

Two single
parents and three adorable kids are about to have a summer they’ll never forget
in this sexy, heartwarming new novel of the 
New York Times bestselling
series.
Following the sudden death of his wife, Nathan Bell spent
nearly two years burying himself in work and neglecting his biggest
responsibility: his daughter. Overcome with guilt, he wants to connect with
little Marley, but he doesn’t know how to do it alone. And then Jenna Savage
throws him a lifeline.
A single mom of twins, Jenna is more than capable of taking
care of Nathan’s adorable two-year-old and wants to help Nathan however she
can. As the days go by and her attraction to Nathan grows, she can’t help
wondering what might happen if they became a family for real. And the closer
everyone becomes, the more right it feels.
Falling in love forces Nathan to face his biggest fear, and
when hearts — both big and little — are on the line, the only thing scarier
than needing Jenna and her kids so much is losing them all.
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About the Author

J. Daniels is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Alabama Summer, Dirty Deeds and Sweet Addiction series.

Best known for her sexy, small-town romances, her debut novel, Sweet Addiction, was first published in 2014 and went on to become an international bestseller. Since then, she has published more than ten novels, including the Dirty Deeds series with Forever Romance.

Daniels grew up in Baltimore and currently lives in Maryland with her husband and two kids. A former full-time Radiologic Technologist, she began writing romance after college and quickly discovered a passion for it. You’ll still catch her in scrubs every now and then, but most of her time is spent writing these days—a career she is eternally grateful for.

Always an avid reader, Daniels enjoys books of all kinds, but favors Romance (of course) and Fantasy. She loves hiking, traveling, going to the mountains for the weekend, and spending time with her family.

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5 stars

I’m a sucker for the single parent trope. Especially a single dad. This book was so much more than two single parents coming together. It just felt so very real.

Jenna Savage is the mother of 8 year-old twins, Oliver and Olivia. She works as a paralegal but can work from home during the summer to watch her kids. Nathan Bell is a single dad struggling to come to terms with his wife’s passing and has been neglecting his two-year old daughter, Marley. His parents have basically been raising her and decide it’s time for some tough love.

Nate is struggling to find care for Marley, and has to bring her into his restaurant that he owns. That’s how Jenna meets Nate for the first time. Marley ends up running around the restaurant and she offers to let Marley sit with her and her kids. She then offers to watch Marley until Nate can find someone else. Thus begins their journey.

Jenna is probably the most selfless character I’ve read in a long time. The woman always put everyone else first, and at first I struggled with that, but it was just her character, and in the end, I really loved it about her. She was a fantastic mom to her own kids, and became a great surrogate mom to Marley. I did wonder how she was able to get any work done with three kids around, but hey, it’s fiction….

Nate was also a great character. He was really struggling with his role as a single dad and a business owner. He had to grow up really quick once his parents inflicted tough love, and with Jenna’s help, he was really great. Watching Nate and Jenna’s friendship bloom into something more was really great as well.

The best part of this book, though, were the kids. The twins were great, as was Marley, and the fact that Nate and Jenna struggled to find time to be alone was a problem that real parents struggle with all the time. The entire story felt truly realistic and I loved it.

I can’t recommend this book highly enough. Please read it.

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Blog Tour ~ Between Now and Forever by Dylan Allen

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“An electrifying love story filled with heart and heat. Definite five star read!”

Jenika Snow, USA Today bestselling author

Between Now and Forever, the first book in the all-new emotional and epic Forever Trilogy from Dylan Allen, is available now and FREE in Kindle Unlimited!FOREVER

Real love stories, the ones worth telling, never end.

He was searching for the truth.

I was living a lie.

Our paths should never have crossed.

But, when we kissed it felt like destiny.

Falling in love was messy.

We broke rules we should have followed.

We made promises we couldn’t keep.

Forever felt impossible.

Heartbreak was inevitable.

Always would cost us everything.

This is not a fairytale.

This is a love story.

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Excerpt:

“Keep it. A little something to remember me.”

“So…are we, like, going to be like…boyfriend and girlfriend?”

Her eyes are expectant and suddenly, breathing feels a little harder. Those words make me think of things like explanations and disappointment. I’m not sure that I can be intimate with anyone. And what happens when she finds out about everything? She’ll be horrified. Or when I start back on the show and that whole world crowds in on us… she’ll get tired of it and walk away. Or I’ll be weak and break even more of my own rules and end up hurting her.

“Let’s not put any labels on it.”

Her eyes lose some of their sparkle, but she smiles gamely. “Well, no matter what we call it, the last few days have been awesome. I know a side of myself that I didn’t before.”

“How do you mean?”

“I mean, now I know, that given the chance, I can sit down with people I don’t know and have a great conversation. I’ve never been anywhere, but here. And now I’m going to get to travel with you—even though I’ll be seeing it through your phone’s camera. Meeting you was really good luck.”Oh yeah…The cheesecake.

I’m ruined. I brush my lips very lightly across hers and smile when she whimpers. God, I’m going to miss her.

“I promise, I’ll call.” It doesn’t make my heart race to say it.

“Don’t promise, Carter. Those are bound to be broken. Just do it.”Her eyes turn solemn and I see that she and disappointment are intimate friends. I want to break them up.

About Dylan Allen

Dylan Allen is a Texas girl with a serious case of wanderlust.

A self-proclaimed happily ever junkie, she loves creating stories where her characters chase their own happy endings.

When she isn’t writing or reading, eating or cooking, she and her family are planning their next adventure.

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Release Blitz ~ Baking me Crazy by Karla Sorensen

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“Friends to lovers at its best– a sweet indulgence I couldn’t put down!” – R.S. Grey, USA Today Bestselling Author

Baking Me Crazy, the first in the romantic comedy Donner Bakery Series of standalones, from Karla Sorensen is available now!

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I’m Levi Buchanan, and until five years ago, I thought the legend of my family’s curse was a load of crazy, Southern nonsense.

No curse can make you fall in love at first sight. No curse can force a true, deep, passionate, all-consuming love that will haunt you all the days of your life.

Then I met Jocelyn Abernathy and I realized how completely wrong I was.

The problem is, Jocelyn guards her feelings like well-armed soldier. She’s the most beautiful, stubborn, infuriating woman I’ve ever met. Every time she talks, I want to kiss the living daylights out of her. But I can’t.

Because when we met, she didn’t need true love. She needed a best friend. And that’s what I’ve been to her… for five years.

But when Jocelyn meets a handsome stranger her first day working at Donner Bakery and she lets him buy her a dill pickle cupcake, I realize with ominous regret that I may have missed my window with my best friend.

If I can’t get her to see past our friendship, my new curse may be to watch the love of my life move on with someone else.

‘Baking Me Crazy’ is a full-length contemporary romantic comedy, can be read as a standalone, and is book#1 in the Donner Bakery series, Green Valley World, Penny Reid Book Universe.

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About Karla Sorensen

Karla Sorensen has been an avid reader her entire life, preferring stories with a happily-ever-after over just about any other kind. And considering she has an entire line item in her budget for books, she realized it might just be cheaper to write her own stories. It doesn’t take much to keep her happy…a book, a really big glass of wine, and at least thirty minutes of complete silence every day. She still keeps her toes in the world of health care marketing, where she made her living pre-babies. Now she stays home, writing and mommy-ing full time (this translates to almost every day being a ‘pajama day’ at the Sorensen household…don’t judge). She lives in West Michigan with her husband, two exceptionally adorable sons and big, shaggy rescue dog.

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Release Blitz ~ Getting Played by Emma Scott

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Getting Played, a magnificent new romance by New York Times bestselling author Emma Chase is LIVE!

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Dean Walker is all about keeping life simple. He’s effortlessly talented and intelligent—spending his summers playing drums in the local band and the rest of the year teaching high school in the same Jersey town where he grew up. He likes his love-life simple too, enjoying the commitment-free hook-ups his good looks and sexy charm have always made oh-so easy.

Then he meets Lainey Burrows. And his simple, easy life gets turned upside down.

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One wild one-night stand was all it was ever supposed to be, so Lainey is shocked when she discovers that her sizzling summer fling is also her son’s new math teacher. But that’s nothing compared to the most unexpected twist of all—their hot hook-up left Lainey knocked-up, and now they’re about to become parents. Together.

What ensues is an addictive, insatiable, sweet and tender romance that won’t be simple, but it will be more than worth the fight.

A stand-alone, contemporary romance.

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About Emma:

New York Times bestselling author Emma Chase writes contemporary romance novels known for their clever banter, emotional, and sexy, swoonworthy moments. Her books have been translated into over twenty languages around the world.

Emma lives in New Jersey with her amazing husband, two spirited children, and two adorable, but badly behaved, dogs. She has a long standing love/hate relationship with caffeine.

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Release Day Blast ~ Single in Sitka by Katy Regnery

** This will be a full length novel

A single Dad. A personal ad. What could possibly go wrong?

When Seattle journalist, Amanda McKendrick, pitches a new story about the increase of bear attacks in Sitka, her newspaper sends her north for two weeks. While there, she answers the personal ad of single dad, Luke Kingston, looking for a little no-strings-attached fun to pass the time.

But the sweet, widowered father of three—who just happens to be a smokin’ hot state trooper—turns out to be a lot more than Amanda bargained for. As the days go by, she wonders if it’ll be possible to return to Seattle without leaving her heart behind.

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Regnery started her writing career by enrolling in a short story class in January 2012. One year later, she signed
her first contract, and Katy’s first novel was published in September 2013.

Over forty books later, Katy claims authorship of the multititled New York Times and USA Today bestselling Blueberry Lane Series, which follows the English, Winslow,
Rousseau, Story, and Ambler families of Philadelphia; the seven-book,
bestselling ~a modern fairytale~ series, including Katy’s “Beauty and the
Beast” story, The Vixen and the Vet, which was a 2015 RITA© nominee; and
several other stand-alone novels and novellas, including the
critically-acclaimed, 2018 RITA© nominated, USA Today bestselling contemporary
romance, Unloved, a love story.
 Katy’s books are available in English, French,
German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese and Turkish.