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When We’re Thirty

Happy Thursday, reading friends! I have a few romance tropes that are generally always winners for me. One of those is the ver popular “fake relationship to love” theme, which I find really satisfying! So when Casey Dembowski came out with When We’re Thirty, I knew I found a new book to add to my TBR. BTW she’s a fellow New Jersey native!

Two friends. One pact. The performance of their lives.

Hannah Abbott is stuck in a dead-end relationship and at a job she loves but that barely pays the bills. The four walls of her tiny New York City apartment have never seemed so small. She’s barely toasted her thirtieth birthday when her old college friend Will knocks on her door with an unexpected proposal. Will Thorne never forgot the marriage pact he made with Hannah, but he also never imagined he’d be the one to initiate it. One ex-fiancée and an almost-career-ending mistake later, however, he finds himself outside Hannah’s door, on bended knee, to collect on their graduation-night pinky promise.With both of their futures at stake, Hannah and Will take a leap of faith. Now, all they have to do is convince their friends and family that they’re madly in love. As long as they follow the list of rules they’ve drafted, everything should go smoothly. Except Will has never been good with rules, and Hannah can’t stop overthinking the sleeping arrangements. Turning thirty has never been so promising.

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Casey Dembowski loves to write stories that focus on the intricacies of relationships—whether they be romantic, familial, or friendship. Her novels focus on the inner workings of women and how everything in their lives leads them to exactly where they are, whether they like it or not.

The first story Casey remembers writing was in the second grade, though it wasn’t until she turned twelve that she started carrying a battered composition notebook everywhere she went. Since then, there hasn’t been a time when she isn’t writing.

Casey lives in New Jersey with her husband, daughter, and their two cats. She has an MFA in Fiction from Adelphi University and currently works in corporate marketing communications. In her (limited) spare time, she enjoys reading, baking, and watching her favorite television shows on repeat.

Follow Casey on any of her many platforms and her author website!

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50% Off Sale

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms, grandmas, aunties, god mothers, sisters, fur moms, and teachers out there who add a little extra into all our lives! To celebrate the holiday made for mamas, Tule Publishing is offering 50% off all the ebooks in their online bookstore, so you can spend the day doing what you love…reading some awesome books and finding a few new favorites.

Between May 7th and 10th, you can collect some cozy mysteries, steamy romances, sweet holiday tales, and cowboy stories that were made to be remembered. Really, between the murder novels and holiday fling books, there’s never been a better time to find something new to read.

Shop all of Tule Publishing’s books HERE and use the code WeLoveMoms for 50% off all books! And that includes all the Tule books we’ve written so far.

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Nat has been married to her job at Hazel Oaks Resort for too long, now she has her sights set on finding love. Hudson’s never been good at staying in one place for too long, always looking for the next adventure. When their boss puts the two opposites on an assignment that has a marriage on the line, will romance follow?

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Prince Greyson isn’t sure he’s ready to lead a country and sets off to spend time in America as a simple man to figure things out. Scarlett’s a southern belle who longs to break free from societal rules. When the pair begin to fall for each other and jet off to the castle for the holidays, will the pressures of the crown crush their budding romance?

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As the son of Santa, Nick knows he’s next in line for the job, and works too hard to find time for love. When Nick begins to fall for Heather, he thinks it might be true love. But is their romance real or just the result of some messing magic curtesy of Mrs. Claus?

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Rose is more than ready to let loose during her bff’s Scottish Highland’s wedding. But a messy encounter with the best man leaves her wondering if she’s ready to tackle living on the wild side. Luckily for her, the laird of the castle is more than willing to help.

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Whisky heiress Sorcha has always been an artist, until her inspiration dries up, leaving her frustrated. Her childhood friend Danny is all grown up and ready to help find her next muse, but a shared tragedy makes closeness hard to handle. Neither can erase the past, and that might just be their undoing.

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Midwife Savannah is in the midst of a breakup when she goes to Scotland for a wedding. When her ex shows up, a hottie in a kilt plays the part of her fake boyfriend. But when the line between reality and pretend begins to blur, will she be able to say goodbye?

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Disgraced reporter Aiden hates that he’s had to come back to work in his hometown until he can clear his name. His first assignment is to cover to local dog rescue, but he’s more than surprised when a pretty young woman named Emily opens the door. working together seems like a breeze, until feelings enter the mix.

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Publishing heiress Olivia is in the small town of Marietta, remodeling her grandmother’s ranch house in order to prove her worth to her father’s company, when she bumps into handsome neighbor Kit. He needs her land to graze his cattle and she needs his help to make her deadline. They promise to stay out of each other’s way, but when someone you want is right next door, it’s easier said than done.

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Wes’s bull riding career might be over after a bad fall, and he’s back home to mull over his options. He’s not pleased to be saddled with a pretty blonde heiress named Molly as a ranch hand, but at least she’s not afraid of getting her hands dirty. She’s looking for a good time and he’s looking for the next big win, neither were looking for romance.

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Claire’s always loved the road most traveled, until her fiancé rocks her world, leaving her to flee to Marietta with a bucket list to help her live on the wild side. On the first day, she’s rescued by a tall, dark, handsome stranger with a French accent who vows to help her with his list in exchange for her event planning skills. She wants to live the perfect life, and that means getting back to her old world, but will she be able to let go of everything she’s discovered?

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Late nights up with a newborn means lots of time for reading new books and expanding my list of authors I love. I recently picked up an ebook copy of Stirred, Twisted Fox Book One, by Charity Ferrell and want to talk about it.

  • Genre: Contemporary Romance
  • Heat Level: ❤️❤️❤️❤️
  • Overall Rating: 6/6 Glass Slippers

Dr. Jamie Gentry was once Cohen Fox’s girlfriend’s geeky, younger sister. But in the five years since he last saw her, she’s grown into a beautiful woman. Too bad the history between him and his ex’s family makes him less than thrilled to see her again when she steps through the door at the hospital. The patient in question is Cohen’s five year old son Noah, the same one Jamie’s sister abandoned shortly after birth, the one her parents pushed to adopt from him.

Jamie has been longing to know her only nephew, but his father made it clear he’s uninterested in fostering a relationship between them. Her only in when it comes to building a family is the fact that she’s a doctor and Noah’s sick enough for her to make a house call to follow up on him.

The tension of old wounds begin to melt away, leaving behind a new kind of pull that draws Jamie and Cohen together. But is there too much history between them to make it all work?

I’m usually not one for romances that involve kids, but the reviews were so good on this book, I had to get it. Noah was written really well and didn’t have that stereotypical “precocious kiddo who wants a new mom” vibe that I’ve read before. Ferrell managed to keep him sounding and acting as a normal child, so I was able to focus on the romance.

Cohen and Jamie’s backstory made for a complicated, messy, and painful beginning. They each had their own lives following their dreams, but both were missing something vital only the other could give. I was rooting for them after the first few chapters and just waiting for one of them to give it.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book, and since it’s only book one in a five part series, so far, I’ll have plenty to do when I’m up all night.

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Just for Kicks

I love Scottish men, a dash of sports, and marriages of conveience, which made Just for Kicks by Tracy Solheim basically the perfect book. It had a bit of everything for the average romance reader and enough little twists to keep you on your toes.

  • Genre: Contemporary Sports Romance
  • Heat Level: ❤️❤️❤️❤️
  • Overall Rating 6/6 Glass Slippers

Andi’s has a rough life, growing up in foster care then having her ex blow her student loans on gambling. She’s outed her heart into her dream of making her own beauty line, but now it seems to be sleeping away. She can’t seem to catch a break, until a plan begins to fall into place to pay her debt that’s just crazy enough, it might just work.

Scotsman Declan never wants to see the place of his birth again and will do anything to avoid it, including getting hitched to a stranger in Vegas. The plan seems perfect. If he marries the American girl, he can stay and keep playing for the Milwaukee Growlers football team and not have to go home. The one hitch? His fake wife is pretty cute.

The pair want to play their parts and get their fair share of the deal. Together, they’ll face the wannabe football wives, the curious friends, and their own growing feelings.

This book was so cute. Well, maybe cute is an understatement since Declan is mega hot and Andi has the wit and charm to tame him. Their relationship was equal parts sexy, funny, and sharp as they both balanced each other out in the way only well written characters can. They had real issues and real chemistry that popped off the page and kept me reading.

I adore marriage for convenience and fake relationship stories. There’s something so satisfying about witnessing two strangers make something out of nothing more than a contract and a goal. The deadlines are usually strict, the cost high, and the payoff even better. All romance fans will love Just for Kicks.

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To Rescue the Runaway Bride

Happy Saturday reading and writing friends. Before baby comes, I have one more book up my sleeve, then I’ll be on my own version of maternity leave until it’s time to work on a super special project Sarah and I will be revealing soon. So, introducing the last book in The Hollingsworth Sisters series, To Rescue the Runaway Bride, which is now available for preorder! This steamy romance will be everywhere on April 27th wherever books are sold.

She’s ready to take charge of her future…

Accountant Claire Hollingsworth has always played by the rules, squelching her own dreams to please her father, work for her family’s publishing business and play the perfect hostess for her ambitious fiancé. But when she learns he’s been cheating weeks before their wedding, Claire breaks the engagement and heads to Marietta, Montana, to reconnect with her sisters and with herself. Armed with a to-do list of adventures, she’s determined to break a few rules.

Théodore Deschamps is ready to start a new chapter. He left his successful career as a Hollywood stuntman to open a lodge on Copper Mountain, where he spent summers as a child. He loves nothing more than a challenge, and the strawberry blonde who literally falls into his arms promises to be his biggest one yet.

What starts out as ticking off items on her list quickly becomes much more intense. But Claire has to return to reality in two weeks, and she’s not sure how, or if, she can say goodbye.

You can preorder To Rescue the Runaway Bride and the rest of The Hollingsworth Sisters series HERE!

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The Fae King’s Prize

Oh, look, it’s the latest addition of the Fae romance series that got me back into fantasy! Jamie Schlossler has graced my kindle today with her new release, The Fae King’s Prize, Between Dawn and Dusk book 3. As always, I devoured it in two days, which was both a blessing and a curse, as I’m still on bed rest!

  • Heat Level: ❤️❤️❤️❤️
  • Genre: Fantasy Romance
  • Overall Rating: 6/6 Glass Slippers

There’s been a shortage of women in the Day Kingdom for years after a deadly plague. Since then, the male population has resorted to kidnapping and bride auctions to find wives…or breeders. It’s at one of these auctions that the human Maelyn finds herself after being snatched off the street. She decides to play along with her unusual captors until the moment she can finally escape. But who will make the winning bid on her?

King Zander of the Day Kingdom has been blind since a curse plunged all princes of Valora into darkness until they find their fated mates. The only clue he has to go on is the cryptic phrase, You’ll know her by her voice. She won’t be with you by choice. The last place he expected to hear her is at a the very bride auction he’s working to destroy. His own mother was one a victim of that very type of auction, and he’s vowed to be a different ruler than his cruel father, with Maelyn as his queen.

At first, Zander hopes Maelyn feels the same magnetic pull, but when she makes it clear she’s only interested in going home, he feels he has no choice but to pull a Fae trick. Now with a new, reluctant, queen and a kingdom to run, Zander has his hands full…and when the truth of what he really is comes to light, will he lose every chance to win over his new bride?

Ugh, as an Irish person with some knowledge of the Fae, I feel like a traitor adoring these books so much, but I can’t help it! It makes me want to find a mushroom circle and offer some honey and gold to lure them to me. It’s something I never considered until this series.

We get into the action on page one and it literally doesn’t stop. There’s old curses, shifting, kidnapping, quicksand…and that’s only in the first few chapters. This book keeps you seriously invested from the beginning, especially where the romance is involved. In the first books, the pull of the fated mates are paired perfectly and there’s no question that the couple are made for each other. But with Zander and Maelyn, it’s messy and there’s no instant connection on her side, which keeps readers on their toes.

Overall, this book was another amazing hit for me, and I’m still a solid fan of this series. While it is a series, each of the books can be read on their own, but starting at the beginning is always the best. Seriously, pick up the entire series today.

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French Finds

French historical pieces are so decadent and theatrical. They always make me want to go back to the palace of Versailles in a billowing gown so I can run down the Hall of Mirrors or through the lavish gardens. The drama and costumes are just beyond, when done right. I also think we could all use some grand parties and grander wigs in our lives as we continue to cozy up and stay safe. So, here’s a list of movies and shows that’ll make you long for France.

This movie, starring Kirsten Dunst, is a personal favorite, flashy and sharp, it’s a delightfully dramatized look into the life of an often misunderstood queen. Casted wonderfully with an end that made you feel the doom, it will remain firmly on my rewatch list.

This is a fictional retelling of the life of famed composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s sister Maria Anna as she befriends the sister of the future King of France. Her musical talent draws his eye, but romance at the French court can be deadly, and there are little life choices for a woman in the shadows of Versailles.

Part drama, part documentary, this ones great for those looking for more fact than fiction when it comes to the infamous Sun King Louis XIV and his dreams of grandeur. But the show doesn’t end with the death of King Louis, as the palace and gardens live on in their splendor.

I touched on this dramatic series in my post Winter Watches, but it deserves a place on this list as well. It has all the glitz and glamour of Versailles King Louis XVI could dream of with the added bonus of sex, lies, and treachery.

On the eve of the French Revolution, the royal family is holding on to the last bits of power and normalcy their position has. The final days of Marie Antoinette are told through her servant, monarchist Sidonie, who doesn’t believe the time of the royals will ever end.

As the Palace of Versailles comes to fruition, the gardens also need to be created. King Louis XIV tasks royal gardener Andres with hiring a team and creating something magical. Andres employs an unlikely gardener, Sabine, a woman with creative ideas and little interest in court life. Drama, betrayal, and love are all themes in this movie starring Kate Winslet.

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To Rope a Bull Rider

Surprise! It’s another steamy, contemporary, cowboy romance set in the fictional town of Marietta, Montana! On March 18th, To Rope a Bull Rider will be available wherever books are sold, although it’s already available for preorder on all platforms HERE.

When polar opposites attract and fate intervenes…

Molly Hollingsworthhas prided herself on being the life of the party while also championing charitable causes she believes in. As a publishing heiress and social media star, her jet-setting lifestyle has made planting roots impossible. When her sister heads back to Marietta, Montana, to remodel their family homestead, Molly decides it’s finally time for a visit. Hooking up with a local bull rider is guaranteed entertainment…until her heart gets involved.

Former professional bull rider Wes Granger has been chasing the championship dream since high school. After a fall that derails his career, he’s back home in Marietta to heal, work his family’s ranch and plot his next move. But when he’s saddled with a beauty with green eyes and a smart mouth as his ranch hand, he wonders if there’s more to life than chasing one more win.

As Molly’s departure date looms, the thought of saying goodbye seems nearly impossible. Can two people with one foot out the door settle down for love?

See how a party girl heiress and a wounded rider make things work by preordering To Rope a Bull Rider HERE!

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When I Was You

I’ve been really into thrillers lately and have been binge reading and watching things focused on crime and missing people. Realistic pieces are the scariest to me, since they could happen to anyone. What real people can do to another human can be really messy. So I’d like to chat about When I Was You by Amber Garza, a book I can’t stop thinking about.

  • Genre: Psychological Thriller
  • Overall Rating: 6/6 Glass Slippers

Kelly Medina is an empty nester, her son off at college and her husband always busy with his work as a professor. One morning, she gets a call from a pediatrician’s office about a newborn checkup. The mother’s name? Kelly Medina. The elder Kelly wants to meet the younger woman who shares her name. They both have sons and live in the same small town. Surely it’s fate they meet.

Kelly #1 meets Kelly #2 by chance and becomes enamored with the young mother who, in her opinion, isn’t prepared for the reality of being a single mom. Kelly #1 begins to shower her with gifts, meals, and advice. What begins in friendship starts to morph into obsession. But soon it’s revealed there’s been a terrible tragedy. Though who’s to blame? And where does reality and pretend overlap?

This book was a maze of mental gymnastics coordinated by Kelly #1. We begin to question everything she’s told us as a narrator as the story goes on. We’re not even sure who is real and when isn’t as the people in Kelly #1’s life begin to ask questions.

I read this book in one day over the summer and just read it again to get my fix of a scary story straight out of a Dateline episode. I really didn’t expect the last third of the book, and Garza did a wonderful job of keeping me on my toes. I recommend this book to all readers who want a little uncertainty and a lot of twists in their read.

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The Fae King’s Prize

I think Jamie Schlosser’s Between Dawn and Dusk series is the only Fae-themed collection of romance novels that can get me to count down the days. Now there’s a new book coming on April 8th, just in time for me to have something lovely to read when I’m up late with a new born!

When I wake up at a female auction in a world I don’t recognize, all I can think about is getting back home to Texas. I want absolutely nothing to do with a realm called Valora, magic, faeries, or being sold to the highest bidder.

But the Day Realm king has other plans.

Zander says I’m his fated mate. I don’t believe him. That doesn’t stop him from tricking me into marrying him, though. It doesn’t matter if I argue or run—he won’t let me go.

I should hate him. Instead, I find myself ridiculously attracted to the stubborn, broody man. Sometimes he terrifies me, so I don’t know why his rare smiles give me warm tingles or why his arms make me feel safe.

Everything about Valora is confusing, but after just a short time here, I realize something—this place is full of dangers that are way more frightening than my new husband, and staying by his side just might be my only option.

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I’ve already read The Fae King’s Curse and The Fae King’s Dream and could not put either one down as soon as the books hit my kindle. I’m even grabbing the paperbacks as they come out, because look at those covers! See my full review and pick up your copy of The Fae King’s Curse HERE and The Fae King’s Dream HERE!

Jamie Schlosser writes steamy new adult romance and romantic comedy. When she isn’t creating perfect book boyfriends, she’s a stay-at-home mom to her two wonderful kids. She believes reading is a great escape, otters are the best animal, and nothing is more satisfying than a happily-ever-after ending.