Tuesday, September 3, 2019

#NewRelease #Review JORDYN'S ARMY ANTHOLOGY @BuoniAmiciPress

Title: Jordyn's Army 
Authors: Heidi McLaughlin, Kathy Coopmans, Amy Briggs, Adriana Locke, Shari J. Ryan, Julie A. Richman, HJ Bellus, Sam JD Hunt, Tara Leigh, Kaylee Ryan, Michelle Dare, Haylee Thorne, Michelle Windsor, Verlene Landon, Kristin Mayer, MJ Fields, Rebecca Brooke

Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Release Date: September 3, 2019 
Photography Donated by: RplusMPhoto 
Cover Donated by: Madhat Books 
Model: Cody Smith 
Copper Rose made by: Jordyn Preston 

We are happy to bring you seventeen never seen before short stories!

This anthology is a fundraiser for Jordyn Preston and her fight against liver cancer.

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Fighting For Our Forever....Baby style by Heidi McLaughlin 3 stars

I may have been lost because I'm not up to speed on this series. But this short story was cute and fun even if you don't know all the key players.

Pure Rose by Kathy Coopmans 4 stars

This sexy second chance romance stars two single parents. Pure Rose is complete with an overwhelming lust that can only be sated by these two finally giving into their chemistry.

Waking Up to Forever by Amy Briggs 3 stars

Waking Up to Forever is a unique fairytale rewrite. Down to the fairy godmother...I'm unifrom! ­čść All kidding aside this sweet story has everything it's counterpart does. A villian, a curse, and a happily ever after!

Crush by Adriana Locke 5 stars

What a freaking tease! Adriana Locke knew exactly what she was doing when she put Linton in this anthology. She was teasing, stroking, and caressing the reader into a state of bliss. She had me panting and sated. She had me glassy eyed and ready for more and then bam! Done. Over. No more. Just enough tease to make you on edge and enough cliffhanger to have you begging. It's a good thing I love her and this series. Otherwise I would pout (okay, pout more!).

Love, Rose by Shari J. Ryan 5 stars

Talk about a rocky start! I wasn't sure how this quick story was going to leave a smile on my face but Shari J. Ryan accomplished that and more. I'm more invested in their ever after than I thought possible. I would love an update on the not so happy though. Say a raging case of herpes or a date that justifies my personal hatred for the scum. Alas, Shari must be far more classy than I, I would have added a karmic kick. Don't worry though this ending will melt away all your anger and worries!

Reunion by Julie A. Richman 5 stars

Nice move there, Ms. Richman! She definitely had me fooled. I love the outcome better than the awesome lead up! Reunion is a revenge scenario and a bonus connection in one. As a misfit myself, it was fun to see all my Reunion dreams come true. ­čść

This story was surprising in the best way possible. It has everything you need to make a connection to the characters and be invested in the outcome. I thoroughly enjoyed this Reunion! (Winky face) I'm confident you will too!

Coming Home by HJ Bellus 5 stars

You don't have to know these characters to appreciate this story and fall in love with them. I'm sure it only adds to the feels. Coming Home is bittersweet. Life isn't always what we planned or hoped. Annie learns that the hard way. She also learns that love comes in many forms and always has your back. This quick story made me fall for characters that have been keeping my kindle full but I've never turned the pages on. Looks like that needs to change!

Roses for Rachel by Sam JD Hunt 3 stars

This quirky tale of instalove has a twist. A push from their dead spouses lead these two to find their ever afters.

Finley and Sebastian, Wages of Sin series by Tara Leigh 4 stars

I'm new to the Wages of Sin world but If be lying if I said I wasn't going to go out and get them. I'm just jealous that Sebastian and Finley don't have a full novel. Hot hate and lust full these pages. Uncertainty and distrust make for an exchange that will melt your panties and drive you need for more!

Whiskey & Roses by Kaylee Ryan 4 stars

The cool thing about the stories that continue a series or give glimpses is that you can add them to your TBR. Whiskey & Roses has me intrigued for Hey Whiskey. Two weddings? Sounds like a mess and a romantic one at that. Even having no prior experience with the characters, it's easy to love and appreciate them.

Where I Escape by Michelle Dare 4 stars

I knew Cy's story and therefore a bit of Parker, Tori, and Blair's. Where I Escape is Blair's turn at a happily ever after. It's been building for years. You can feel their need. The longing. It was cathartic to see Finn and Blair the way they should be!

Capturing Tomorrow- Kingsley Series 5.5 by Haylee Thorne 4 stars

A bachelorette weekend that even Kingsley newbies can appreciate. Fun times and men who can't stay away. I had a blast riding along in the limo and look forward to the I dos.

Line 39 by Verlene Landon 3 stars

I would negotiate line 39 myself. Rules are made to be broken after all. I would definitely read more about Lena and Rue. I need to keep my eyes open for their up coming book.

Coming Up Roses by Michelle Windsor 3 stars

Talk about an adventure! The plane trip that changes her life. This steamy morsel will definitely make you think about hopping on a plane as soon as possible!

Mine to Protect by Kristin Mayer 3 stars

Protect and love. Mine to Protect has a bit of trouble and a strapping former military hottie ready to lay down his life for The One.

The Way We Fell (a Legacy series novella) by MJ Fields 4 stars

I feel like a broken record but I definitely enjoyed this story without having read any of the series it hails from. The Way We Fell is sexy and sweet with emphasis on the sweet. Fairytales can come true!

Ring Me by Rebecca Brooke 4 stars

I'm converted. I officially need Jaded Ivory in my life. I'm going to have to track down these books. Cole made me a believer. Sweet and stressful, Ring Me was just the perfect ending to this anthology.

Reviewed for Sweet Spot Sisterhood

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Heidi McLaughlin
Fighting For Our Forever… Baby style
The Beaumont Gang comes together for the birth of Ajay and Whiskey’s son.

Kathy Coopmans
Pure Rose
Meet Rose and Owen in this short sexy story about two single parents in their forties. Think Cinderella meets Prince Charming Opposites really do attract.

Amy Briggs
Waking Up to Forever
What happened when Snow White woke up to her Prince Charming? When Jaqueline White awoke from a coma, the result of a poisoned apple, her doctor Jacob McIntyre, was by her side. They’d never met, but it was fate that drew them together when he saved her life. Now, one year later and days away from their wedding, disasters begin to strike in tandem, threatening to ruin the entire day. Jacob and Jackie work tirelessly to put out one fire after another, wondering if these catastrophes and mishaps are a sign from the universe that perhaps they aren't meant to be after all. Does true love really conquer all or are curses just not meant to be broken?

Adriana Locke
Delaney McCallister isn’t looking for a date. She just wants clean pajamas so she can go back home, flop on the couch, and relax. As the spin cycle begins, in walks the most delectable man she’s ever seen—one that clearly doesn’t belong in her small town. She doesn’t belong in his bed, either, but a simple little crush never hurt anyone.

Shari J. Ryan
Love, Rose
I didn’t want Frankie back. I didn’t want him to stay, but I wanted him to know how much I loved him, why I loved him, and what I would have done to make him happy. Through letter after letter, I poured my heart and soul onto paper and mailed them. The letters never made it to Frankie. Frankie moved away, but a new man moved into his old place. His name was Colton, and he was the one who received all my letters. When Colton wrote back, he told me my words changed his life. He wanted to meet me. I didn’t know that meeting Colton would also change my life.

Julie A. Richman
Two high school besties. Two ex-boyfriends. A 10-year high school reunion. An unexpected surprise revealing a long-kept secret There are just some nights you’ll never forget...

HJ Bellus
Coming Home
The My Way Gang is back together. Annie has news to break to her dad, Cree. Life on the farm will never be the same.

Sam JD Hunt
Roses for Rachel
Major Jonah “Whaler” Jones is at rock bottom. After losing his wife in a tragic accident that he’ll never forgive himself for, the once elite fighter pilot is ready to end it all. But one sweltering Vegas morning, a voice from beyond changes the trajectory of his life. “Wake up, Jonah, and go get my roses,” she says. On a hungover quest to fulfill his dead wife’s request, he stumbles upon Hannah Green. A struggling widow, Hannah fills her days crafting copper roses. Although he vowed to never love again, Jonah knows that his beloved Rachel came to him that morning with a purpose; and that purpose was Hannah.

Tara Leigh
Finley and Sebastián, Wages of Sin series
It’s a steamy summer in New York City, and the newest couple in the Wages of Sin series is burning up the pages. With Aislinn and Damon away, Finley and Sebasti├ín will play. Let the games begin.
Kaylee Ryan
Whiskey & Roses
You met Rhett and Saylor in Hey, Whiskey. My outlook on life has changed in the last fifteen years. I now have a husband and a family I can lean on. I’ve paved my own path, but they’ve traveled it with me. Not a single day have I regretted my choice to make this small town in West Virginia my home. We’ve built a life here and raised our kids here. Now here we are fifteen years later, and I’m about to show my wife that even after all these years, she’s all I see.

Michelle Dare
Where I Escape
You never know where your life will lead. Mine led me to a man who abused me. Who hurt me. Who destroyed everything I was. I never thought I’d be whole again. Love is something my friends have, not me. I thought it was unattainable. Until I met Finn. He knows of my past. He’s held me through my nightmares. I’ve never met someone so kind and patient. Where I escape is into the arms of Finn where everything in my world finally feels right again.

Haylee Thorne
Capturing Tomorrow
Bachelorette party shenanigans planned √ Hotel suites booked √ Invites sent √ Jet fueled √ Have all your plans go to hell√ Phoenix Kingsley is about to find out that sometimes even the best laid out plans fall apart…and it’s not always a bad thing…

Michelle Windsor
Coming Up Roses
Five long hours in flight. Four cocktails in. Three little words. Two strangers in first class. One unexpected connection. Buckle up and prepare for takeoff as Griffin Harrison and Chloe Adams find themselves encountering more than turbulence on their way to New York City. Make sure your tray tables are locked and in their upright position, cause things are gonna get bumpy.

Verlene Landon
Lena gave up on life and abandoned her dreams of a happily-ever-after when a freak accident took her eye, most of her vision, and left her scarred. Her only reason for living now is to make her terminally-ill father believe otherwise. Rue is blinded by the beauty of Casterton’s newest resident, but he can’t work up the nerve to approach her. Sadly, he notices her leaving Carol’s every week with a bouquet of flowers from someone who obviously has the courage he lacks. Lucky for them, a happy-go-lucky golden retriever puppy helps them both to see what’s right in front of their faces.

Kristin Mayer
Mine to Protect
Austin and Scarlette come together in a story that will keep you on the edge of your seat to the very end.

MJ Fields
The Way We Fell
Ben and Kendall, part one. (Brand new part of the Legacy world) One brilliant smile, and my heart beat for what felt like the very first time. One night as he held my sister and sang to her, it broke. Years later, his smile is different, and I curse my heart when it beats in an all too familiar way, a way it’s only ever beat for him... again. He was once hers, could he ever truly be mine?

Rebecca Brooke
Ring Me
I am not a bully. At least not anymore. I’d learned my lesson even before I had all my dreams ripped away. Then I saw her. I knew I wanted her to be mine. I made so many mistakes, but she let me in and gave me her heart. Now I want to keep it forever. How do I ask the woman of my dreams to spend the rest of her life with me? Simple, just ask. At least I thought it would be that easy.

Julie A. Richman http://juliearichman.com/

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