Fantasy Land

Where romance finds the light

New Age/College 2

Series: Lucas Brothers
Author: Jordan Marie
Reading Source on all three: ARC/PURCHASED
The Perfect Stroke
Raging Heart On
Happy Trail
Cocked and Loaded
Knocking Boots
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The Perfect Stroke
Raging Heart On
Happy Trail
Cocked and Loaded
Knocking Boots

About The Perfect Stroke
CC

Gray Lucas is everything I hate in a man.
Cocky, rich, entitled and a player.
He’s a pro athlete and his exploits are legendary—one of which was me.
We had a one-night-stand.
It was wild, passionate, exhilarating and a big mistake.
Except maybe it wasn’t.
Because the more time I spend with him and his crazy family, the more I want him to stay…
But men don’t stay…do they?
Gray
The moment I saw Claudia Cooper again, other women ceased to exist for me.
She’s smart-mouthed, tough-as-nails, and gorgeous. She’s perfect.
I’m the man for her, the only man for her. She just doesn’t know it yet.
I have a reputation for playing hard, fast and dirty.
Love ‘em and Leave ‘em.
What CC doesn’t know yet,
Is that I’m not playing. I’m claiming her.
Take a man who always gets what he wants,
A woman who has learned not to want,
A crazy mother and insane siblings…
And oh yeah add in a skunk just to make things interesting—
And you just might have The Perfect Stroke.

I LOVED this book!! CC is such a great women character that you just want to be her. And Gray well he is just the kind of man that you just want to smack. But in the end he crawls into your heart and pulls your strings. CC on the other hand takes some more convincing.. Loved the story and can’t wait for the next one!!

About Raging Heart On
Kayla:
I’ve decided to have a baby.
The only problem?
I’m as single as they come.
So I jokingly make a list of possible baby daddies.
The problem?
My best friend White finds the list … and his name’s on top.
My panty-melting-hot, best buddy, White.
My football player, never-going-to-settle-down best friend.
He’s telling me he won’t let anyone else near me.
He’s out to prove he’s the only man for the job.
I should say no. The idea is crazy, right?
Except the things he does to my body leaves me begging for more.
White
My crazy best friend wants a baby.
Like hell I’m going to let her get knocked up by anyone but me.
Having a baby with my best friend is the last thing I ever thought I’d want.
But one taste of those sweet lips and I can’t think about wanting anything else.
She’s not sure I can commit.
But I’ll convince her I have exactly the tool she needs… even if her and I have to break a few beds to prove it.
She wants a baby? I want her everything.
And I’m going to be there every step of the way… with a raging heart on.


I have so found my new book boyfriend in White. I so love this family. And so far White is my favorite. That man is just so hot and you just want to smack him sometimes. Men can be so dense sometimes, you really just want to smack them. This book was wonderful. Two people that have known each other for 15 years, Kayla has been in love with White for years, never showing or telling him. White being a man, never sees this and is blind by everything that is Kayla. Until White gets the phone call that Kayla is getting married so that she can have the family she always wanted.
I laughed, cried and just greatly enjoyed this book. This one will be added to my book collection. A MUST READ!

About Happy Trail:
Petal
I’ve loved Luka Fields my entire life.
He was my first crush, my first kiss, my first time, and my first heartbreak.
Love isn’t like in the movies, or the books you read.
It’s hard.
Sometimes you give up…
And regret it your entire life.
Luka
Petal was the love of my life.
Losing her nearly destroyed me.
I’ve tried to move on, but I can’t.
It’s time to get my woman back—and this time I’m keeping her.
Luckily as a sheriff I have handcuffs at my disposal.
A Lucas Brother’s standalone novel.


I love Luka and Petals story. There was just something about these two and their love story. This story brought out so many emotions that it was sometimes hard to read. It also dealt with a lot of issues. I really enjoyed this book and was sad to see it end. Although I can’t wait to see who is next in this wonderful family!
I voluntarily read an advance reader copy for my honest review.

About Cocked and Loaded:
When I slap the handcuffs on her
I’ll be taking her to bed, not jail.
Getting involved with the wrong woman can destroy your life.
I had to move back home and lose my position as Detective to get away from one.
The last thing I need is to repeat my mistake.
I should be happy.
Deputy in my home town, surrounded by family and friends—
Life is good.
Then she crashes—literally crashes—into my world.
Adelle Harrington is a pain in my ass.
She’s way too high maintenance for my taste.
She’s sassy, opinionated, and stubborn as hell.
She’s also the Mayor’s only daughter.
Which means she should be completely off limits.
I tried to stay away, but when she forces my hand, all bets are off.
She picked the wrong cop to tangle with.
I’ve got her in my sites, she’s not getting away.


I freaking love this family. If there is ONE series you read this year it HAS to be this one. The Lucas Brothers is a fun loving, laugh out loud, steamy enjoyable, read. There really is not enough words to say how much I love this series.
In this one, we finally get Black, if you read the other books we know Black has had a hard time lately with his ex-girlfriend. Of course, we didn’t know the extent until now. But his life is all over the place due to this woman and her making his life a living hell. While this poor guy is going through this, Black meets Addie.
Addie has just moved to Mason and is getting her feet wet in her degree. She has been in France and is finally home and is looking forward to starting her career in a restaurant. When she runs into Black it is instant heat between the two. These two don’t need or want a relationship but can not help it.
I laughed so much while reading this story. Ida Sue, of course, is a wonderful character in this story. We also see the rest of the family. I can’t wait to see who is next. Loved it!

About Knocking Boots:
This cowboy will stop at nothing to lasso his bride.
Too bad she won’t cooperate.

I don’t know who Jansen Reed thinks he is, but I’m pretty sure he’s the reason God gave me the middle finger.
He’s frustrating and likes to play on my last nerve.
He’s also drop-dead gorgeous and my walking fantasy.
Which means he’s bad news.
As a single mother, I don’t have time for his nonsense.
Except when he tips his hat and gives me an easy smile, with those twinkling dark eyes,
I forget that I’ve given up on men.
He promises me forever, and tries to prove that he’s one cowboy that won’t ride away in the sunset.
Something about him makes me want to believe in fairy tales again.
But, girls like me don’t get happy endings and we sure don’t fall in love.
Do we?

I never thought we would get Ida Sue’s and Jansen’s story, but I am so happy that we did. Ida Sue has always been a no-nonsense kind of woman. She has never been one to mince words, and she has always loved her children. Ida Sue would move heaven and earth for them. In the other books, we have gotten some of her story but not nothing on how she and Jensen met. In Knocking Boots we get their love story, and what a story it is.
Jensen has a sad history when it comes to women. He is not one to trust and fall in love. All Jensen wants is to work and live on his own. But when he meets the Lucas family, he has no idea what to do with them. They are so different than any family he has ever known that he wants to know more.
Ida Sue needs help with her ranch, but is Jensen the kind of support she needs? Her kids love him, he is not hard on the eyes, and he gives as good as he takes. But will their love last through their past mistakes?
I loved this story so much. It brought both Idea Sue and Jensen’s history and what they both had to go through to find the love they have in the future you see now. Nobodies love perfect, and this book shows that. Thank you, Jordan, for this great read!

Title: Medicine Man
Author: Saffron A. Kent
Reading Source: PROMOTIONAL/ARC
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About Medicine Man:
Willow Taylor lives in a castle with large walls and iron fences. But this is no ordinary castle. It’s called Heartstone Psychiatric Hospital and it houses forty other patients. It has nurses with mean faces and techs with permanent frowns.
It has a man, as well. A man who is cold and distant. Whose voice drips with authority. And whose piercing gray eyes hide secrets, and maybe linger on her face a second too long.
Willow isn’t supposed to look deep into those eyes. She isn’t supposed to try to read his tightly-leashed emotions. Neither is she supposed to touch herself at night, imagining his powerful voice and that cold but beautiful face.
No, Willow Taylor shouldn’t be attracted to Simon Blackwood at all.
Because she’s a patient and he’s her doctor. Her psychiatrist.
The medicine man.

There are no amount of words to describe how much I loved this story. I am a first time Saffron reader and I could not put this story down.
I don’t want to give too much away on this book, because this is one that needs to be read for yourself.
Willow is in a tough place is a light place to put it. She has no way to get out of it but to come to terms with what is wrong with her.
Medicine man also has a past that he does not want to deal with. But in the meantime, he is in charge of helping people get through their own problems.
These two are NOT supposed to get together ever, but when has love ever been easy?
#mustread #wonderfulcharacters #emotionalstory

Author: Penelope Bloom
Reading Source: PROMOTIONAL/ARC/BOUGHT
His Banana
Her Cherry
His Treat
His Package
Her Secret
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His Banana
Her Cherry
His Treat
His Package
Her Secret

About His Banana:
My new boss likes rules, but there’s one nobody dares to break…
No touching his banana.
Seriously. The guy is like a potassium addict.
Of course, I touched it.
If you want to get technical, I actually put it in my mouth.
I chewed it up, too… I even swallowed.
I know. Bad, bad, girl.
Then I saw him, and believe it or not, choking on a guy’s banana does not make the best first impression.
I should backtrack a little here. Before I ever touched a billionaire’s banana, I got my first real assignment as a business reporter. This wasn’t the same old bottom-of-the-barrel assignment I always got. I wasn’t going to interview a garbage man about his favorite routes or write a piece on how picking up dog poop from people’s yards is the next big thing.
Nope. None of the above, thank you very much.
This was my big break. My chance to prove I wasn’t a bumbling, clumsy, accident-prone walking disaster. I was infiltrating Galleon Enterprises to follow up on suspicions of corruption.
Cue the James Bond music.
I could do this. All I had to do was land the position as an intern and nail my interview with Bruce Chamberson.
Forget the fact that he looked like somebody carved him out of liquid female desire, then sprinkled on some “makes men question their sexuality” for good measure. I needed to make this work. No accidents. No disasters. No clumsiness. All I needed to do was hold it together for less than an hour.
Fast forward to the conference room before the interview, and that’s where you would find me with a banana in my hand. A banana that literally had his name on it in big, black sharpie. It was a few seconds later when he walked in and caught me yellow-handed. A few seconds after that was when he hired me.
Yeah. I know. It didn’t seem like a good sign to me, either.

I know I know the cover and title kind of threw me too, but you have to read this story. It will knock you out. It is funny, cute, steamy, and just plain awesome.
I was wondering what a banana had to do with the title, but you quickly become informed that a banana is the theme of this story. And it does become the joke and the main reason why Bruce and Natasha become enemies/co-workers/friends.
Penelope writes a wonderful alpha male in Bruce. He is a mixture of hurt male, strong sexual intent, and a lot of OCD. He is set on a path and nothing will get in his way. He does the same thing every day and he hates if anything messes with his schedule. So when Natasha enters his life things go haywire very fast.
Natasha is a mess. I mean her whole life is crazy. NOTHING goes right. She can be walking down the street and she will fall down for no reason. So when she goes for a job interview and eats the bosses banana all hell breaks loose.
I really enjoyed this story, and even laughed out loud. Which is always fun to do.
#Oneclick #Mustread #BananaTrouble

About Her Cherry:
How’d I meet her?
Well, a gentleman never brags.
Thankfully, I’m no gentleman.
First, I paid for her cherry (pie, but that’s not the point),
Next, I deflowered her.
After that? I left my business card and walked out like I owned the place.
Yeah, you could say we hit it off.
Hailey
How did I meet William?
He walked into my bakery, bought a cherry pie, stole a vase of flowers—I still have no idea what he wanted with them—and left his business card.
Before I say what I did with the business card, I should clarify something:
William couldn’t have walked into my life at a worse time.
My bakery was failing.
My creepy ex refused to leave me alone.
Oh, and I was a twenty-five-year-old virgin, a fact my friends refused to stop hassling me about.
Fixing my little virginity problem with William would be like swatting a fly with a hammer. Overkill, but the best kind.
William was stupid hot, the kind of hot that makes women do stupid things. The kind of hot that made me think crazy things. Like thinking the fly wouldn’t even mind getting hammered by William and his washboard abs. That makes two of us.
So I called him.
Maybe it was against my better judgment. Maybe I was stepping into a disaster waiting to happen.
I knew I was in trouble when he chuckled in that deep, sexy voice of his over the phone and said, “I’m still craving your cherry. Do you deliver?”

So I LOVED His Banana and was excited to see Her Cherry come out. I didn’t know that it had to do with the other brother. I was even more excited when I was reading.
William is the fun-loving take no prisoners kind of guy. He goes through women like his underwear and you can’t expect much from him. At least on the surface. But once you start reading and getting into the book you find a whole other side of him.
Hailey is a baker and she is having a financially hard time. She has some great friends (loved them) and when William walks into her life she really has no idea how to handle him. She is his total opposite. It is she who is what is good for him.
I laughed, rolled my eyes, and just generally loved this story! Can’t wait for more from Penelope!

About His Treat:
Having a hot boss isn’t complicated or confusing at all,
Said no one ever…
But all I have to do is resist for a few months.
Come January, I’m flying to Paris to chase my dream of being an artist,
Too bad I can’t have my treat and eat it, too.
I forgot to mention… My hot boss was also my high school crush.
Sort of.
First, I wanted to crush him with gooey affection.
In the end, I just plain wanted to crush him.
Now he’s back, and he might as well have “do not touch” printed on his chest.
One tiny question: would it count if I didn’t use my hands?
Let me answer my own question. Yes, Emily, you raging horndog, it counts. Besides, my dream is practically waiting for me like a perfectly wrapped, shiny little package if I can just behave. I’d be an absolute idiot to risk that, and I have a long, proud history of not being an idiot to protect.
Unless it’s kind of like when you do really well in class all semester so you can afford to flunk a test at the end. Three months is a long time, and if he’s the one giving me the big, fat, dirty “F”, it does add a little dose of temptation to the equation.
But all I have to do is one quick job for him. A few posters and a few props for a big Halloween party that he’s hosting.
Then I just walk away from his dreamboat eyes and perfect body, grab a plane, and forget about all the beautiful children we could’ve squeezed inside our white picket fence.


I LOVE Penelope’s Treat stories! I was wondering whom I had missed in the last two books for Penelope to add to this fun collection but it is Williams not so fun secretary’s niece.
Ryan and Emily are made to work together for a Halloween party for the company. Ryan needs an artist and Emily is that person. But when they meet it is a weird chemistry that makes them a great couple. They both seem to know each other but can not pinpoint it.
This is a great addition to the collection!

About His Package:
His package ended up inside my box.
Calm down, perv. My mailbox.
As soon as I saw what was inside,
I knew two things:
It belonged to my hot neighbor, and he had a dirty secret.
Normally, I was more of a cat person. As in, if I had to choose who lives, I’m going to take the cat nine times out of ten. It’s not that I particularly like cats, I just don’t particularly like most people.
My neighbor wasn’t most people. He lived in the apartment across the hall, and he was your typical, buttoned-up, fancy shoes, smells like a Calvin Klein commercial, looks like he actually flosses kind of guy. I mean, seriously? Wasn’t flossing just made up by dentists so they could go on their little power trips once every six months?
The point was, this guy very obviously had his life all put together. He was Mr. Perfect, and If you asked me, he needed to be brought down a few pegs to wallow with the rest of us.
Cue his long, thick, package penetrating my tight little mailbox.
I know. It’s absolutely sick. It was such an obvious ploy to hit on me. Forget the fact that the mail lady put it there, my neighbor and I both knew what kind of game he was playing. Oh yeah, we totally knew. It was on. It was in, if you would.
I accidentally dropped a knife on the package a few times back in my apartment. It basically sprang open on its own, and I had no choice but to look inside.
His dirty little secret was staring me right in the face. As it turned out, Mr. Perfect wasn’t so perfect. Who knew?
Hint: I knew. And I was absolutely going to enjoy every second of what was coming.

OMG I loved this story. What a wonderful addition to these books. His Package was a laugh out loud kind of story between two head strong characters that will (after a bit) fall hard in love.
Lilith is so dang funny and she really did a more serious counter part. In comes her new neighbor “Bob” aka Liam. When a package (haha) gets mixed up at the mailboxes and he ends up getting her “very” special package, he ends up at her apartment to get his package back. Needless to say he is quite surprised when she just come right out and starts talking about her new friend.
Liam is hiding from a crazy step sister. He is in no mood for more crazy women in his life. But he just can’t seem to get his neighbor out of his mind. And to be honest she takes different to a whole new level. BUT different in a good way. So what will he do?
Loved it

About Her Secret:
I’ll admit it. I messed up.
Mistake #1: Asking Peter Barnidge for a job.
Mistake #2: Accepting his offer instead of throwing it in his face like I planned.
Mistake #3: In the interest of stopping before #99, I’ll pretend the only other mistake was withholding one, tiny little nugget of truth during my interview.

Peter Barnidge… Where do I even start? How about that after my first day working for Mr. Superstar International Bestselling Author, his name became my favorite kid-friendly cursing substitute. Stub a toe? Peter Barnidge it! Bank account is overdrawn? Son of a Barnidge! And when I realized I was falling for my boss? Well, what the Barnidge?
I wish it was easier to just plain hate him, instead of the twisted, confusing blend of hatred and attraction I feel. But he’s the bad kind of attractive. Dark with a side of smoldering heat. The kind of hot that makes me want to do that Catholic cross thing every time I look at him, because one glance takes my brain straight to a world of sin.
Speaking of sin… I also lied a little during my interview. But I’m a single mom and I’d do anything to provide for my daughter, even if it meant keeping one tiny little secret. Unfortunately, even small secrets have a way of growing over time.
I think it’s only a matter of time before he finds out, and somehow, I don’t think he’s going to be happy when he does.

I am in love with these books. Penelope has brought these books to life in a way that makes you devour these books and make you want more from the characters.
In this one, we have a high in demand author Peter that is not in need of anyone or anything. But when Violet makes a mess at a signing, these two clashes in an almighty way. To help herself out, Violet makes a media blitz that puts Peter on the spot to hire her.
Peter does not like to be put on the spot but hires Violet anyway, but she has to be at his beck and call. Little does he know that Violet has a little girl at home waiting for her. What will happen when he finds out?