Friday, May 29, 2020

Reading Right Now! (257)

What I'm Reading Right Now! is...

Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott -- I just started this today, so I don't have much to say about it yet. I don't know if I've ever read a book by Megan Abbott before. I've always planned on it, but I think this could be the first one I actually read. I just kind of wanted to read a thriller, so I hope that I like this.
One thing I've noticed is that she likes to use a lot of commas. Some of her sentences are pretty long, separated by numerous commas. It's reading semi-fast so far. I'm definitely interested to see what's going to happen in this.

So that's what I'm Reading Right Now! What are you reading?

Thursday, May 28, 2020

BLOG TOUR: Out Now: Queer We Go Again edited by Saundra Mitchell

I'm really excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for Out Now: Queer We Go Again, an anthology edited by Saundra Mitchell. I received a free copy for honest review. Thanks so much to Inkyard Press for letting me be a part of this tour!

Title: Out Now: Queer We Go Again!
Edited by: Saundra Mitchell
Published by: Inkyard Press
Released: May 26, 2020
Source: Review Copy from Publisher (e-arc)

Synopsis: QUEER WE GO AGAIN! A follow-up to the critically acclaimed All Out anthology, Out Now features seventeen new short stories from amazing queer YA authors. Vampires crash prom, aliens run from the government, a president’s daughter comes into her own, a true romantic tries to soften the heart of a cynical social media influencer, a selkie and the sea call out to a lost soul. Teapots and barbershops, skateboards and VW vans, Street Fighter and Ares’s sword: Out Now has a story for every reader and surprises with each turn of the page! (Synopsis from Goodreads)

My Thoughts: This anthology was full of everything. Every kind of story you could imagine. There were vampires, selkies, aliens, as well as regular people.
I enjoyed this. I liked getting to experience some familiar authors, as well as ones I've never read before. I found some new authors that I'm going to have to read some books from.
This anthology is also very diverse. You'll find all kinds of stories, as well as all kinds of people. That shouldn't be surprising given what this anthology is about.
I enjoyed this. If you like anthologies, I'd definitely say give it a read.

Thank you for stopping by my Blog Tour Stop for Out Now: Queer We Go Again edited by Saundra Mitchell. Thanks so much to Inkyard Press for letting me be a part of this tour. If this sounds good to you, it's Out Now! Give it a read.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

BLOG TOUR: The Hideaway Inn by Philip William Stover

I'm excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for The Hideaway Inn by Philip William Stover. I received a free copy for honest review from the publisher. Thanks so much to Carina Adores and Philip William Stover for letting me be a part of this tour.

Title: The Hideaway Inn
Author: Philip William Stover
Published by: Carina Adores
Released: May 26, 2020
Source: Review Copy from Publisher

Synopsis: No one in the charming river town of New Hope, Pennsylvania, needs to know that Vince Amato plans on flipping The Hideaway Inn to the highest bidder and returning to his luxury lifestyle in New York City. He needs to make his last remaining investment turn a profit…even if that means temporarily relocating to the quirky small town where he endured growing up. He’s spent years reinventing himself and won’t let his past dictate his future.

But on his way to New Hope, Vince gets stuck in the middle of nowhere and his past might be the only thing that can get him to his future. Specifically Tack O’Leary, the gorgeous, easygoing farm boy who broke his heart and who picks Vince up in his dilapidated truck.

Tack comes to the rescue not only with a ride but also by signing on to be the chef at The Hideaway for the summer. As Vince and Tack open their hearts to each other again, Vince learns that being true to himself doesn’t mean shutting down a second chance with Tack—it means starting over and letting love in.
In The Hideaway Inn, Philip William Stover begins the story of a diverse group of characters finding love without boundaries and across the Seasons of New Hope. (Synopsis from Goodreads)

My Thoughts: I am a sucker for quirky small town romances. There's something about that set-up that just calls to me. One of my favorite things about this book was that small town setting. I loved the cast of characters and just the whole atmosphere of it.
The story was pretty cute. Seeing Vince and Tack reconnect and grow together was sweet.
I liked the process of trying to flip the Hideaway Inn. It was just a fun ride.
I thought The Hideaway Inn was sweet. I loved the small town with quirky residents setting. It was a fun story to read.

Philip William Stover splits his time between Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and New York City. He has an MPS in Interactive Telecommunications and an MFA in writing. He is a clinical professor at New York University. As a freelance journalist, his essays and reviews have appeared in Newsday, The Forward, the Tony Awards, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Houston Chronicle, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and other national publications. For many years he ghosted with an international best-selling women’s fiction author. He has published multiple middle-grade novels for Simon & Schuster and was the American Theater critic for 
He grew up tearing the covers off the romance novels he devoured so he wouldn’t get teased at school. Now he enjoys traveling the world with his husband of over twenty years as much as sitting on the couch with their beloved Ba-shar (Bassett Hound/Shar-Pei mix). He would never consider defacing any of the books he loves.

Thanks for stopping by my Blog Tour Stop of The Hideaway Inn by Philip William Stover. Thanks so much to Carina Adores and Philip William Stover for letting me be a part of it.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

BLOG TOUR: Ambush Before Sunrise by B.J. Daniels

I'm excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for Ambush Before Sunrise by B.J. Daniels. I received a free copy for honest review from the publisher. Thanks so much to Harlequin Intrigue and B.J. Daniels for letting me be a part of this western adventure.

Title: Ambush Before Sunrise (Cardwell Ranch/Montana Legacy Book #3)
Author: B.J. Daniels
Published by: Harlequin Intrigue
Released: June 1, 2020
Source: Review Copy from the Publisher

Synopsis: He’s riding straight into danger.

Wrangler Angus Savage has come to Wyoming to help Jinx McCallahan get her cattle to high country. He’s signed on for the dangerous drive, eager to reconnect with the woman he knew when they were kids. Now in the wilderness the no-nonsense cowboy and the strong-willed rancher must navigate the trail’s many hazards—like her treacherous ex who wants her back…or dead. (Synopsis from Amazon)

My Thoughts: This was a lot of fun. I loved the western vibe. Wyoming is such a cool state. It still has that sense of frontier about it, I loved having the story set there. I also really liked the whole cattle drive aspect. I remember reading old western books that featured cattle drives, and they always seemed so full of danger and adventure. That's where the real cowboys were.
I liked the two childhood friends reconnecting aspect to this. Watching Angus Savage and Jinx McCallahan get to know each other again was just really fun to watch. I liked their romance. I liked how he wanted to protect her.
I also liked the danger in this book. It was very suspenseful.
Ambush Before Sunrise was a really fun read. I liked it.

B.J. Daniels' life dream was to be a policewoman. After a career as an award-winning newspaper journalist, she wrote and sold 37 short stories before she finally wrote her first book. Since then she has won numerous awards including a career achievement award last year for romantic suspense.

She lives in Montana with her husband, Parker, two Springer Spaniels, Jem and Spot, and a temperamental tomcat named Jeff. When she isn't writing, she snowboards, camps, boats and plays tennis.

Thanks for stopping by my Blog Tour Stop for Ambush Before Sunrise by B.J. Daniels. Thanks so much to Harlequin Intrigue and B.J. Daniels for letting me be a part of this tour!

Monday, May 25, 2020

Review: Heroine Worship (#2) by Sarah Kuhn

Happy Memorial Day! I want to thank all the veterans and active service members for their service. I also want to honor and remember all the American Heroes who lost their lives protecting our country and defending our freedom. America is only great because of them.

Title: Heroine Worship (#2)
Author: Sarah Kuhn
Published by: DAW Books, Inc.
Released: 2017
Source: Library

Synopsis: Once upon a time, Aveda Jupiter (aka Annie Chang) was demon-infested San Francisco’s most beloved superheroine, a beacon of hope and strength and really awesome outfits. But all that changed the day she agreed to share the spotlight with her best friend and former assistant Evie Tanaka—who’s now a badass, fire-wielding superheroine in her own right. They were supposed to be a dynamic duo, but more and more, Aveda finds herself shoved into the sidekick role. Where, it must be said, she is not at all comfortable.
It doesn’t help that Aveda’s finally being forced to deal with fallout from her diva behavior—and the fact that she’s been a less than stellar friend to Evie. Or that Scott Cameron—the man Aveda’s loved for nearly a decade—is suddenly giving her the cold shoulder after what seemed to be some promising steps toward friendship. Or that the city has been demon-free for three months in the wake of Evie and Aveda’s apocalypse-preventing battle against the evil forces of the Otherworld, leaving Aveda without the one thing she craves most in life: a mission.
All of this is causing Aveda’s burning sense of heroic purpose—the thing that’s guided her all these years—to falter.
In short, Aveda Jupiter is having an identity crisis.
When Evie gets engaged and drafts Aveda as her maid-of-honor, Aveda finally sees a chance to reclaim her sense of self and sets out on a single-minded mission to make sure Evie has the most epic wedding ever. But when a mysterious, unseen supernatural evil rises up and starts attacking brides-to-be, Aveda must summon both her superheroine and best friend mojo to take down the enemy and make sure Evie’s wedding goes off without a hitch—or see both her city and her most important friendship destroyed forever. (Synopsis from Goodreads)

My Thoughts: I wish I loved this story as much as I love the cover. This was kind of meh.
Heroine Worship is told entirely from Aveda Jupiter's POV. I didn't like Aveda in the first book. She's very much a diva, and not in a good way. Everything is about her. She's very insecure too. She wasn't awful in this book. I didn't hate following her as much as I thought I would.
I liked the romance. That was my favorite part of this whole book. It was sweet, it was steamy. I rooted for it.
The whole plot of this book was really dumb. It wasn't that good. They kept using this term "puppy demon," and I came to hate seeing that word. They used it every couple pages. It was the worst.
I also got a little annoyed how every little thing was considered racist to Aveda. She's over sensitive about it, in my opinion. I also found it irritating how every bully or mean person she encountered is pointed out for being white.
I wish I liked this book more then I did. With a better plot, maybe that could have happened. The only thing really good about it was the romance.

Kind of Annoying

Friday, May 22, 2020

Reading Right Now! (256)

What I'm Reading Right Now! is...

The Mansion by Ezekiel Boone -- I've got less than 10 pages of this left, and then I will be finished. This story is very, very slow. You have to have patience while reading this. I think it's an okay book. I don't think it needed to be as long as it was. The concept for it is interesting, it just needed to be a little less wordy.

What I'm Going To Read Next!!


Bits & Pieces (Rot and Ruin #5) by Jonathan Maberry -- This is a book of short stories and bonus content from the Rot & Ruin Series, which is a zombie series that I really like. I've read and finished all the core books in the series, and I just wanted to complete the whole series, extra book and all. I'm excited for this. Hopefully it puts me right back in that world.

Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott -- I kind of want a thriller, so that's what I'm going to do. I think I can read both of these kinda sorta at the same time. Since Bits & Pieces is short stories, I think I can go between these two.

So that's what I'm Reading Right Now! and what my plans are for reading next. What are you reading?

Thursday, May 21, 2020

BLOG TOUR: Sister Dear by Hannah Mary McKinnon

I am very excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for Sister Dear by Hannah Mary McKinnon. I am always game for a new thriller. I received a free copy for honest review from the publisher. Thanks so much to MIRA and Hannah Mary McKinnon for letting me be a part of this tour!

Title: Sister Dear
Author: Hannah Mary McKinnon
Published by: MIRA
Released: May 26, 2020
Source: Review Copy from the Publisher

Synopsis: Beauty. Wealth. Success.
She’s got it all.
And it all should’ve been mine.

When Eleanor Hardwicke’s beloved father dies, her world is further shattered by a gut-wrenching secret: the man she’s grieving isn’t really her dad. Eleanor was the product of an affair and her biological father is still out there, living blissfully with the family he chose. With her personal life spiraling, a desperate Eleanor seeks him out, leading her to uncover another branch on her family tree—an infuriatingly enviable half sister.
Perfectly perfect Victoria has everything Eleanor could ever dream of. Loving childhood, luxury home, devoted husband. All of it stolen from Eleanor, who plans to take it back. After all, good sisters are supposed to share. And quiet little Eleanor has been waiting far too long for her turn to play. (Synopsis from Goodreads)

My Thoughts: That synopsis sold me. I'm always on the lookout for a new thriller to read and Sister Dear was pretty fun.
It did start out a little slow, so you need to have a little patience. When the story does get going though, it goes pretty good and pretty hard. There was a twist that got me.
I just liked the whole vibe of it. Creepy sisters, jealousy, and danger.
I feel like I can't say too much, because that's part of the fun that comes with reading a thriller. It's more satisfying if you're surprised by it.
I enjoyed Sister Dear and I definitely plan to look for more books by Hannah Mary McKinnon.

I was born in the UK and grew up in Switzerland. Unsurprisingly I love chocolate, mountains and cheese, and books, of course. 

When I moved to Canada with my husband and three sons in 2010 I went through an (early) mid-life crisis. Maybe it was the failed attempt at a start-up company, but one morning I decided to follow my oldest passion; writing - and never wanted to look back. 

My first novel, TIME AFTER TIME, a lighthearted, romantic read, was published by HarperCollins AVON in June 2016. I subsequently moved over to the dark side. THE NEIGHBORS, a domestic suspense story, was published by MIRA in March 2018. HER SECRET SON followed in May 2019. My fourth book, SISTER DEAR, arrives May 26, 2020, and I'm working on my fifth and sixth.

To find out more please visit:
Twitter - @HannahMMcKinnon 
Instagram - @HannahMaryMcKinnon
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Thank you for stopping by my Blog Tour Stop for Sister Dear by Hannah Mary McKinnon. Thanks so much to MIRA and Hannah Mary McKinnon for giving me the opportunity to read this fun book and be on this tour.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

BLOG TOUR: The Summer Set by Aimee Agresti

I am so excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for The Summer Set by Aimee Agresti. I needed some summertime vibes with this Covid-19 craziness that is happening. I received a free electronic copy for honest review from the publisher. Thanks so much to Graydon House and Aimee Agresti for letting me be a part of this fun tour!

Title: The Summer Set
Author: Aimee Agresti
Published by: Graydon House
Released: May 12, 2020
Source: Review Copy from Publisher

Synopsis: The real drama happens backstage in this juicy novel about an idyllic summer theater where hot stars, has-beens and hopefuls chase roles—and each other.
Charlie Savoy was once Hollywood’s hottest A-lister. Now, ten years later, she's pushing forty, exiled from the film world and back at the summer Shakespeare theater that launched her career—and where her old flame, Nick, is the artistic director.
It’s not exactly her first choice. But as parts are cast and rehearsals begin, Charlie is surprised to find herself getting her groove back, bonding with celebrity actors, forging unexpected new friendships and even reigniting her spark with Nick, who still seems to bring out the best in her despite their complicated history.
Until Charlie’s old rival, Hollywood’s current it girl, is brought in to attract theater donors, threatening to undo everything she’s built. As the drama amps up both on the stage and behind the curtains, Charlie must put on the show of a lifetime to fight for the second chance she deserves in career and in love. (Synopsis from Goodreads)

My Thoughts: So much juicy drama! I enjoyed my time reading this. I love the set up of the story. It has stars, it has a summer theater, it has romance. It just ticks all the boxes of a really fun beach read.
I enjoyed Charlie's journey in the story. She had a really up and down life story. At one time, she was an A-list star, but now her fortunes have changed. She hopes that this summer Shakespeare theater will give her back her spark. It's also not the worst that her old flame is the artistic director.
I really enjoy books that have movie stars and drama. It's a world that I will never be a part of, so it's just really fun for me to read about it.
I liked Aimee Agresti's writing. She crafted a very juicy story that I couldn't seem to stop reading.
It also had a nice romance that was very sweet to read.
The Summer Set was a fun time. It's a great read for those looking for a good time.

Aimee Agresti is a novelist and entertainment journalist. A former staff writer for Us Weekly, she penned the magazine's coffee-table book Inside Hollywood. Her work has also appeared in People, Premiere, DC magazine, Capitol File, the Washington Post, Washingtonian, the Washington City Paper, Boston magazine, Women’s Health and the New York Observer. Aimee has made countless TV and radio appearances, dishing about celebrities on the likes of Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight, E!, The Insider, Extra, VH1, MSNBC, Fox News Channel and HLN. The author of The Gilded Wings trilogy for young adults, she graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in journalism and lives with her husband and two sons in the Washington, DC, area.

Thanks for stopping by my Blog Tour Stop for The Summer Set by Aimee Agresti. If this book sounds like something you'd enjoy, I'd definitely recommend giving it a read. Thanks so much to Graydon House and Aimee Agresti for letting me be a part of this fun tour!

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

BLOG TOUR: A Hidden Heir to Redeem Him by Dani Collins

I'm pretty excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for A Hidden Heir to Redeem Him by Dani Collins. I received a free copy for honest review from the publisher. Thanks so much to Harlequin Presents and Dani Collins for letting me be a part of this tour.

Title: A Hidden Heir to Redeem Him
Author: Dani Collins
Published by: Harlequin Presents
Released: May 1, 2020
Source: Review Copy from Publisher

Synopsis: She kept their child hidden…
Now the secret’s out!
Valentino Casale is outraged to find Kiara kept their daughter a secret from him for two years! Forever branded by his own illegitimacy, the hardened billionaire wants to do things differently…
Kiara could never regret the consequence of her one delicious night with Val. Even if he turned out to be every bit as coldhearted as their night was hot! Yet behind Val’s reputation is another man—revealed only in their passionate moments alone. Could she give that man a second chance? (Synopsis from Goodreads)

My Thoughts: This relationship is a little complicated. A one night stand, a secret baby, and a billionaire who wants to do things right.
Valentino and Kiara definitely had a lot of heat and some history. Their relationship was pretty interesting to follow. I don't think either character was perfect. Valentino is kind of bossy. He doesn't really leave Kiara much of a choice when it comes to their arrangement.
I definitely don't think it's a bad thing that Valentino wanted to be in his daughter's life and wanted her to have his name.
I enjoyed watching Kiara and Valentino's relationship grow.
I liked A Hidden Heir to Redeem Him. It was a fun story to follow and I'm interested in seeing more from this family.

Award-winning and USA Today Bestselling author Dani Collins thrives on giving readers emotional, compelling, heart-soaring romance with some laughter and heat thrown in, just like real life. 
Mostly she writes contemporary romance for Harlequin Presents and Tule's Montana Born, but her backlist of nearly sixty books also includes self-published erotic romance, romantic comedy, and even an epic medieval fantasy.
 When she's not writing--just kidding, she's always writing. Social Isolation is her normal. 
Try before you buy! Join Dani's newsletter and receive Cruel Summer, a short story ebook written exclusively for her subscribers. Get Dani’s Free eBook

Thanks for stopping by my Blog Tour Stop for A Hidden Heir to Redeem Him by Dani Collins. Thanks so much to Harlequin Presents and Dani Collins for letting me be a part of this fun tour. If you're looking for some secrets and romance, I'd definitely say give this one a read.

Monday, May 18, 2020

Review: Railhead by Philip Reeve

Title: Railhead (#1)
Author: Philip Reeve
Published by: Switch Press
Released: 2016
Source: Library

Synopsis: The Great Network is an ancient web of routes and gates, where sentient trains can take you anywhere in the galaxy in the blink of an eye.
But the Network is also a hazardous mess of twists and turns, and nothing is as it seems. So when petty thief and railhead Zen Starling is hired by the mysterious Raven, the job appears simple enough. Steal one small box from the Emperor’s train, live the rest of his days in luxury. Secrets and danger lie in wait on the rails, and that little box might just bring everything in this galaxy—and the next—to the end of the line. (Synopsis from Goodreads)

My Thoughts: This was great! Railhead was really imaginative, really intriguing. It was just a cool world, a cool story, and I was into it. I need to know what happens next, so I will be picking up the sequel.
The trains were really something to behold. Magnificent is a word that could definitely describe them.
Zen Starling's story was really interesting the whole way through. It felt like I was experiencing a movie.
I really enjoyed Railhead. It had all these cool, different worlds. An awesome space thing going on. I liked it a lot.


Friday, May 15, 2020

Reading Right Now! (255)

What I'm Reading Right Now! is...

The Mansion by Ezekiel Boone -- I started this one a couple days ago and I'm intrigued. I've heard that it might be a little like The Shining by Stephen King (I've never read that one, but it's on my never-ending tbr list, and I know things about it). 
What I think I know about The Mansion is that it's a creepy, recently renovated old hotel that's been installed with an artificial intelligence. This artificial intelligence might be a little evil though.
I'm about 40 pages in, and so far, it's going a little slowly. There's a lot of info about characters and past events being revealed. It's almost a little info dumping. We are also going between three characters POV's.
I am excited to read more of this, because I think once we get past the initial set up and character history, it might go pretty fast.
I've read two other books by this author, part of his Hatching Series, and I did enjoy them. I need to read the last book in that series, again, it's on my never-ending tbr list.

So that's what I'm Reading Right Now! What are you reading?

Thursday, May 14, 2020

BLOG TOUR: This Is How I Lied by Heather Gudenkauf

I'm really excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for This Is How I Lied by Heather Gudenkauf. As soon as I read the synopsis for this book, I was in. I received a free copy for honest review from the publisher. Thanks so much to Park Row and Heather Gudenkauf for letting me be a part of this tour.

Title: This Is How I Lied
Author: Heather Gudenkauf
Published by: Park Row
Released: May 12, 2020
Source: Review Copy from Publisher

Synopsis: Gudenkauf proves herself the master of the smart, suspenseful small-town thriller that gets right under your skin.” —Gilly Macmillan, New York Times bestselling author of The Nanny 
Everyone has a secret they’ll do anything to hide…
Twenty-five years ago, the body of sixteen-year-old Eve Knox was found in the caves near her home in small-town Grotto, Iowa—discovered by her best friend, Maggie, and her sister, Nola. There were a handful of suspects, including her boyfriend, Nick, but without sufficient evidence the case ultimately went cold.
For decades Maggie was haunted by Eve’s death and that horrible night. Now a detective in Grotto, and seven months pregnant, she is thrust back into the past when a new piece of evidence surfaces and the case is reopened. As Maggie investigates and reexamines the clues, secrets about what really happened begin to emerge. But someone in town knows more than they’re letting on, and they’ll stop at nothing to keep the truth buried deep. (Synopsis from Goodreads)

My Thoughts: Winner Winner Chicken Dinner! This was one good read. I was hooked from the start. I love a good mystery thriller. I always want to read them. Heather Gudenkauf writes good mystery thrillers.
I loved how this was a cold case story. There's just something so wrong about a case that is shelved because it can't be solved at the time. By wrong, I mean it gives such a hopeless sort of feeling. These people deserve justice, their families deserve it. So, I really enjoyed that this story gave us a cold case. I also really liked going back and forth in time, being able to experience what happened in the past and how it has shaped these characters' lives.
This Is How I Lied has some very grim subject matter. It definitely gives the story a really dark tone and just makes everything more compelling.
Twisty twists appeared and really did shock me. I enjoyed that a lot. I like when a mystery really throws me a curveball I wasn't expecting.
I thought This Is How I Lied was great! I definitely enjoyed it from the first page to the last. Heather Gudenkauf writes a great mystery and I'm definitely going to be reading more from her.

Heather Gudenkauf

Heather Gudenkauf is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of many books, including The Weight of Silence and These Things Hidden. Heather graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in elementary education, has spent her career working with students of all ages. She lives in Iowa with her husband, three children, and a very spoiled German Shorthaired Pointer named Lolo. In her free time, Heather enjoys spending time with her family, reading, hiking, and running.

Twitter: @hgudenkauf
Instagram: @heathergudenkauf

Thanks for stopping by my Blog Tour Stop for This Is How I Lied by Heather Gudenkauf. Thanks so much to Park Row and Heather Gudenkauf for having me on the tour. I'd definitely say give this book a read if mystery/thrillers are your thing.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

BLOG TOUR: Claimed by a Steele by Brenda Jackson

I'm really excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for Claimed by a Steele by Brenda Jackson. We get to see another Steele brother fall in love. I received a free copy for honest review from the publisher. Thanks so much to Harlequin Desire and Brenda Jackson for letting me be a part of this tour.

Title: Claimed by a Steele
Author: Brenda Jackson
Published by: Harlequin Desire
Released: May 1, 2020
Source: Review Copy from Publisher

Synopsis: New York Times bestselling author Brenda Jackson brings you a brand-new story in the Forged of Steele series. Perfect for fans of the popular Westmoreland series and readers of passionate contemporary romances!
This Steele man is always in the driver’s seat…
But is this playboy ready for the wildest ride of his life?
Agreeing a PR stunt would be good for business, trucking CEO Gannon Steele invites reporter Delphine Ryland to hitch a ride cross-country. Soon, he’s keeping his eyes on his sexy passenger instead of on the destination ahead, and when the trip turns from strictly business to strictly pleasure, the consequences might be more than this rough-and-ready bachelor can handle…
From Harlequin Desire: Luxury, scandal, desire—welcome to the lives of the American elite. (Synopsis from Goodreads)

My Thoughts: Hot Hot Hot! Gannon Steele's story was definitely a trip to remember. The romance was good and steamy.
I really enjoyed the set up of this one. I'm really a fan of romances that start out with people kind of forced to share the same space, and then feelings ensue. It was just done the way I like it.
I think Delphine and Gannon had a lot of chemistry. I enjoyed seeing it ignite. I liked how they came together. Nothing is better than a road trip. A road trip story is also a lot of fun to read.
I definitely enjoyed seeing another Steele brother find love. I'm really enjoying this series and these brothers.

In 1994, Brenda Jackson’s first novel, Tonight and Forever, was released. Since then she has had more than 100 novels and novellas published (the first African-American author to accomplish such a feat) and has over 3 million books in print. 
A native of Jacksonville, Florida, Brenda is the first African-American author to have a book published by Harlequin Desire and the first African-American romance author to make the New York Times and USA TODAY bestseller lists within the series romance genre. 
In 2012, Brenda received the Romance Writers of America’s Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award—one of the highest literary awards a romance author can receive. In 2013, she was recognized by the mayor and the city of Jacksonville as being a Trailblazer in the literary field. 
In 2010, she collaborated with Five Alive Films to turn her Truly Everlasting title into a feature film. Brenda’s 2011 novel A Silken Thread is scheduled to be filmed with Debbie Allen attached as director in 2015.
Email Brenda at or visit her on her website at

Thank you for stopping by my Blog Tour stop for Claimed by a Steele by Brenda Jackson. Thanks so much to Harlequin Desire and Brenda Jackson for letting me be a part of it.