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Favorite Romance Reads of 2017

Saturday, December 30, 2017

I can’t believe it’s time to do another Top Reads list, though this year I’m mixing it up and I’m calling it my Favorite Romance Reads list. I had the opportunity to read so many amazing books in 2017, these stories were the best of the best of romance and created some serious book hangovers. I laughed, I cried, I swooned, and I might have yelled at my Kindle a time or two. My favorite reads of 2017 are ones that stuck with me and made me really feel the story, characters, the heat, and the emotion. When I stop and take a moment and think of them, I get that rush of feelings all over again and pretty much relive the story. They just did it for me in a big way. You can’t go wrong with any of my choices for this year, I recommended each and everyone.



Favorite Romance Reads of 2017 | About That Story


Review: Never Love a Highlander (The McCabe Trilogy #3) by Maya Banks

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

I loved ever single second of this trilogy but hands down Never Love a Highlander was my favorite, I couldn’t get enough. This was sexy, feisty fun!

 

 

Review: Never Love a Highlander (The McCabe Trilogy #3) by Maya Banks | About That Story 

Never Love a Highlander (The McCabe Trilogy #3) Maya Banks 

Review: Seduction of a Highland Lass (The McCabe Trilogy #2) by Maya Banks

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

I had so much fun reading this. It was incredibly entertaining and so sexy. I was hooked the entire time! I’m officially a fan of historical romance. :-)

 

 

Review: Seduction of a Highland Lass (The McCabe Trilogy) #2 by Maya Banks | About That Story 

Seduction of a Highland Lass (The McCabe Trilogy #2) by Maya Banks 

Review: Cowboy Up (Coming Home #3) by Harper Sloan

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

I loved this series so much! Entertaining, emotional, great writing, hot cowboys, and awesome heroines. Heck of a way to wrap up a series! :-)

 

 

Review: Cowboy Up (Coming Home #3) by Harper Sloan | About That Story 

Cowboy Up (Coming Home #3) by Harper Sloan 

Review: Miracle at Christmas (Christmas, Colorado #7.5) by Debbie Mason + Teaser

I love a great feel good story and this fit the bill. Miracle at Christmas is a sweet, quick holiday read that will leave you with a smile on your face!

 

 

 Review: Miracle at Christmas (Christmas, Colorado #7.5) by Debbie Mason + Teaser | About That Story

Miracle at Christmas (Christmas, Colorado #7.5) by Debbie Mason 

Review: The Bachelor Contract (The Bachelors of Arizona #3) by Rachel Van Dyken

Monday, December 18, 2017

This has been such a fun series, I am going to miss these characters, the brothers were great! Get ready for a lot of emotion mixed with just the right amount of fun in the final book of The Bachelors of Arizona series.

 

 

Review: The Bachelor Contract (The Bachelors of Arizona #3) by Rachel Van Dyken | About That Story 

The Bachelor Contract (The Bachelors of Arizona #3) by Rachel Van Dyken 

Review: Wicked Grind (Wicked Nights–Stark World #1) by J. Kenner

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Get read for raw intensity, passion, and emotion with Wicked Grind. This was an excellent start to a new series and I can’t wait to read Wicked Dirty!

 

 

Review: Wicked Grind (Wicked Nights–Stark World #1) by J. Kenner | About That Story 

Wicked Grind (Wicked Nights – Stark World #1) by J. Kenner 

Review: Man Hands (Man Hands #1) by Sarina Bowen and Tanya Eby

Monday, December 11, 2017

Are you ready to get your laugh on? I hope so because Man Hands is an absolutely hysterical, totally fun read. You are going to love Tom and Brynn!

 

 

Review: Man Hands (Man Hands #1) by Sarina Bowen and Tanya Eby | About That Story 

Man Hands (Man Hands #1) by Sarina Bowen and Tanya Eby 

Excerpt Spotlight: No Reservations by Kristen Proby

Friday, December 8, 2017

Excerpt Spotlight: No Reservations by Kristen Proby | About That Story


From New York Times bestselling author Kristen Proby, comes a sexy, new contemporary romance novella in her Fusion Series, NO RESERVATIONS, brought to you by 1001 Dark Nights! Grab your copy of this amazing novella today!

Review: The Christmas Cowboy Hero (Heart of Texas #1) by Donna Grant

Thursday, December 7, 2017

I’m not sure what it is about the holidays but it brings on my need of feel good stories. The Christmas Cowboy Hero definitely fit the bill. Totally enjoyed it!

 

 

  Review: The Christmas Cowboy Hero (Heart of Texas #1) by Donna Grant | About That Story

The Christmas Cowboy Hero (Hearts of Texas #1) by Donna Grant 

Cover Reveal: Man Card by Sarina Bowen and Tanya Eby

I am so ridiculously excited for this! Man Hands was amazing so I’m totally on board for Ash and Braht’s story… bring on the funny!

 

 

Cover Reveal: Man Card by Sarina Bowen and Tanya Eby | About That Story 

Man Card (Man Hands #2) by Sarina Bowen and Tanya Eby 

Cover Reveal: The Good Luck Charm by Helena Hunting

"If my Pucked Series had an affair with The Clipped Wings series their love child would be The Good Luck Charm." The Good Luck Charm by New York Times bestselling author, Helena Hunting is coming August 7th!

 

 

Cover Reveal: The Good Luck Charm by Helena Hunting | About That Story 

The Good Lucky Charm by Helena Hunting 

Spotlight: So Over You by Kate Meader + Excerpt and Giveaway

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

I’m thrilled to be able to share an excerpt with you today from So Over You. It’s a fun one too and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

 

 

Spotlight: So Over You by Kate Meader + Excerpt | About That Story 

So Over You (Chicago Rebels #2) by Kate Meader 

New Release: Roomies by Christina Lauren

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

A new book from Christina Lauren? Heck ya! I am such a huge fun of this writing duo and can’t wait to dive into their newest release. Bring on Roomies!

 

 

New Release: Roomies by Christina Lauren | About That Story 

Roomies by Christina Lauren 

Review: ​So Over You (Chicago Rebels #2) by Kate Meader

Monday, December 4, 2017

I love how Kate Meader tells a story and after reading the synopsis for So Over You, I knew this was going to be awesome – and it totally was!!! I couldn’t get enough of Vadim and Isobel! :-)

 

 

Review: ​So Over You (Chicago Rebels #2) by Kate Meader | About That Story 

So Over You (Chicago Rebels #2) by Kate Meader 

Review Recap: November 2017

Friday, December 1, 2017

I shared 9 new reviews in November so I’m thinking it was a pretty great month full of awesome reads! These books made me laugh and cry and had me on the edge of my seat. Be sure to check them out!


 

Review Recap: November 2017 | About That Story

Let’s Talk About That Story: November & December 2017

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Let's Talk About That Story: November & December 2017 | About That Story


Release Week Blitz: Undercover Attraction by Katee Robert + Teaser, Excerpt, and Giveaway

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Undercover Attraction is out now and is not to be missed! Katee Robert is an amazing storyteller and I love the world she’s created with The O’Malleys. Be sure to check out the excerpt below and enter a giveaway for a copy of the book.

Review: Van (Cold Fury #9) by Sawyer Bennett

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

I can’t begin to tell you how much I loved Van. Sawyer Bennett knocked it out of the park with the newest story in the Cold Fury series, I couldn’t get enough!

 

 

Review: Van (Cold Fury #9) by Sawyer Bennett | About That Story 

Van (Cold Fury #9) by Sawyer Bennett 

Review: ​Undercover Attraction (The O’Malleys #5) by Katee Robert

I love the world Katee Robert has created with The O’Malleys. Get ready for another wild, intense ride full of twists and turns with Undercover Attraction!

 

 

Review: ​Undercover Attraction (The O’Malleys #5) by Katee Robert | About That Story 

Undercover Attraction (The O’Malleys #5) by Katee Robert 

New Release: The Bachelor Contract by Rachel Van Dyken + Excerpt and Giveaway

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Happy release day to The Bachelor Contract by Rachel Van Dyken. I am sorry to see the series come to an end because it’s been fabulous but am thrilled to finally get Brant’s story. Be sure to check out the excerpt below and enter the giveaway. :-)

Review: The Coppersmith Farmhouse (Jamison Valley #1) by Devney Perry

Monday, November 20, 2017

This was so wonderful! The perfect blend of animosity, sweet, sexy, and suspense! This was my first book by Devney Perry and it won’t be my last. I can’t wait to read the rest of the books in the Jamison Valley series. :-)

 

 

  Review: The Coppersmith Farmhouse (Jamison Valley #1) by Devney Perry | About That Story

The Coppersmith Farmhouse (Jamison Valley #1) by Devney Perry 

Blog Tour: The Outpost (Jamison Valley #4) by Devney Perry + Book Trailer, Teaser, and Excerpt

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Blog Tour


The Outpost by Devney Perry is out now! I just recently started this series so I am very much looking forward to this story. Be sure to check out the fun excerpt I’m sharing today. :-)

Review: Royally Bad (Bad Boy Royals #1) by Nora Flite

Review: Royally Bad (Bad Boy Royals #1) by Nora Flite | About That Story 

Royally Bad (Bad Boy Royals #1) by  

Review: Lucas (Cold Fury #8) by Sawyer Bennett

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Lucas! Lucas! Lucas! Can you hear me chanting? This was so awesome! An excellent addition to the series. I cannot get enough of the Cold Fury men!

 

 

Review: Lucas (Cold Fury #8) by Sawyer Bennett | About That Story 

Lucas (Cold Fury #8) by Sawyer Bennett 

Review: ​Cherish Hard (Hard Play #1) by Nalini Singh

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

I had so much fun reading Cherish Hard. It was so entertaining with the perfect mix of flirty and sweet. Ísa and Sailor were awesome!

 

 

Review: ​Cherish Hard (Hard Play #1) by Nalini Singh | About That Story 

Cherish Hard (Hard Play #1) by Nalini Singh 

Review: Hooking Up by Helena Hunting

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

I’m so excited to share my review for Hooking Up. I can’t begin to tell you how much I loved this one. It was so well written and incredibly entertaining. I couldn’t get enough. Want to read the first chapter? Find it HERE.

 

 

Review: Hooking Up by Helena Hunting | About That Story 

Hooking Up by Helena Hunting 

Review: Holiday Wishes (Heartbreaker Bay # 4.5) by Jill Shalvis

I am so in love with the Heartbreaker Bay series and this story was the perfect addition. Sean and Lotti were wonderful and I had so much fun reading this.

 

 

Review: Holiday Wishes (Heartbreaker Bay # 4.5) by Jill Shalvis | About That Story 

Holiday Wishes (Heartbreaker Bay #4.5) by Jill Shalvis 

Review:​ Love Me By Christmas by Jaci Burton

Monday, November 6, 2017

This was such a sweet, fun read that will definitely bring a smile to your face. I love a story that leaves me feeling all warm and fuzzy inside! :-)

 

 

 Review:​ Love Me By Christmas by Jaci Burton | About That Story

Love Me By Christmas by Jaci Burton 

Spotlight: The Right Kind of Reckless (Reckless Hearts #2) by Heather Van Fleet + Teaser, Excerpt, and GIVEAWAY

I’m so excited about the excerpt I have to share with you today from The Right Kind of Reckless. It’s so fun and playful, leaving me excited for more. I can’t wait to read this one!


 

 Spotlight: The Right Kind of Reckless (Reckless Hearts #2) by Heather Van Fleet + Teaser and Excerpt | About That Story

The Right Kind of Reckless (Reckless Hearts #2) by Heather Van Fleet 

Review Recap: October 2017

Thursday, November 2, 2017

I’m not sure how I pulled off 14 reviews in one month but that’s exactly what happened. It might have something to do with my Cold Fury reading spree because I’ve got 4 more Sawyer Bennett books under my belt. Plus a whole lot more… so many awesome reads by so many awesome authors. It was a fantastic month!


 

Review Recap: October 2017 | About That Story

Cover Reveal: The V Card by Lauren Blakely & Lili Valente

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The V Card cover release


A brand new sinfully sexy standalone romantic comedy from bestselling authors Lauren Blakely and Lili Valente, The V Card is coming December 13, 2017! Pre-order your copy today! Kindle users—stay tuned for the preorder right before release! And don’t miss the hot, new cover below!

Review: Can’t Let Go (The Original Heartbreakers #5) by Gena Showalter

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

I can’t get enough of the wonderful characters that Gena Showalter has created in her Original Heartbreakers series. Jude and Ryanne were fantastic and I loved their story!

 

 

  Review: Can’t Let Go (The Original Heartbreakers #5) by Gena Showalter | About That Story

Can’t Let Go (The Original Heartbreakers #5) by Gena Showalter 

Review: Done Deal (The Boardroom #0.5) by Lynda Aicher

Monday, October 30, 2017

Done Deal hooked me from the start and can’t wait for the first full novel of the series in January. If this was just a taste of what’s to come, I am officially sold! Hot! Hot! Hot!

 

 

Review: Done Deal (The Boardroom #0.5) by Lynda Aicher | About That Story 

Done Deal (The Boardroom #0.5) 

5 Things You Didn’t Know about Totally His by Erin Nicholas + Teaser, Excerpt, and Giveaway

Totally His by Erin Nicholas release week blitz


Check it out! I’ve got two fun things for you today. First, 5 Things You Didn’t Know about Totally His. I’m a big fan of behind the scenes details of a book so I am thrilled to share a few with you. Secondly, I’ve got a super entertaining excerpt that makes you want to dive right into book 3 of the Opposites Attract series. Enjoy!

New Release: Wicked Envy (Wicked Horse Vegas #3) by Sawyer Bennett + Teaser

Friday, October 27, 2017

What happens when the lines of friendship are blurred and boundaries are crossed? Step into the sinfully satisfying world of the Wicked Horse and find out. Wicked Envy by Sawyer Bennett is live!

 

 

New Release: Wicked Envy (Wicked Horse Vegas #3) by Sawyer Bennett + Teaser | About That Story 

Wicked Envy (Wicked  Horse Vegas #3) by Sawyer Bennett 

Review: Ride Wild (Raven Riders #3) by Laura Kaye

Thursday, October 26, 2017

I absolutely loved Ride Wild. My favorite in the series for sure. And Slider? Oh my! He totally melted me. Laura Kaye is such a fantastic writer, this is not to be missed!

 

 

Review: Ride Wild (Raven Riders #3) by Laura Kaye | About That Story 

Ride Wild (Raven Riders #3) by Laura Kaye 


Review: Roman (Cold Fury #7) by Sawyer Bennett

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

I love when a story makes me ridiculously happy and leaves me smiling. Roman was awesome and did just that. It was fun and flirty with the best characters. Another great read in the Cold Fury series!

 

 

Review: Roman (Cold Fury #7) by Sawyer Bennett | About That Story 

Roman (Cold Fury #7) by Sawyer Bennett 

Review: Cage (Corps Security #2) by Harper Sloan

Monday, October 23, 2017

I’m a big fan of alpha males and Harper Sloan definitely knows how to write an awesome one. I absolutely enjoyed Cage and can’t wait to read the next book, Beck.

 

 

 Review: Cage (Corps Security #2) by Harper Sloan | About That Story

Cage (Corps Security #2) by Harper Sloan 

Review: Bountiful (True North #4) by Sarina Bowen

Friday, October 20, 2017

When Bountiful hit my Kindle, I pretty much dropped everything to read it. I was blown away by this amazing story and these characters. I loved every second!

 

 

Review: Bountiful (True North #4) by Sarina Bowen | About That Story 

Bountiful (Truth North #4) by Sarina Bowen

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Let’s Talk About That Story: October 2017

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Let's Talk About That Story: October 2017 | About That Story

Review: Max (Cold Fury #6) by Sawyer Bennett

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Another story down in the Cold Fury series (I’m bound and determined to get caught up by the end of the year). I LOVED Max. *sigh* This was such a fantastic read and I’m really excited to be able to share my review with you today.

 

 

Review: Max (Cold Fury #6) by Sawyer Bennett | About That Story 

Max (Cold Fury #6) by Sawyer Bennett 

Review: ​Fall Into You (Loving on the Edge #3) by Roni Loren

Monday, October 16, 2017

This was such a great story and oh so hot… I mean WOW hot! Grant and Charli are such interesting characters and I loved them coming together and working through everything.

 

 

 Fall Into You

Fall Into You (Loving on the Edge #3) by Roni Loren


Review: ​Playing With Forever (Sydney Smoke Rugby #4) by Amy Andrews

Friday, October 13, 2017

Well hello sexy country boy! Playing With Forever was a totally fun, sexy read that made for a great afternoon. ;-) 

 

 

 Playing With Forever

Playing With Forever (Sydney Smoke Rugby #4) by Amy Andrews 

Review: Hawke (Cold Fury #5) by Sawyer Bennett

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

I love the Cold Fury world that Sawyer Bennett has created. Hawke and Vale had an intense story that I thoroughly enjoyed losing myself in. Can’t wait for the next book!

 

 

Review: Hawke (Cold Fury #5) by Sawyer Bennett | About That Story 

Hawke (Cold Fury #5) by Sawyer Bennett 

Review: ​In Bed with a Highlander (The McCabe Trilogy #1) by Maya Banks

Monday, October 9, 2017

My journey into historical romance continues. The McCabe Trilogy by Maya Banks was highly recommended to me so I decided to give it a try and I was not disappointed. I had so much fun reading this, it was incredibly entertaining. I loved every second!


 

  In Bed with a Highlander

In Bed with a Highlander (The McCabe Trilogy #1) by Maya Banks 

Cover Reveal: Wicked Choice (Wicked Horse Vegas #4) by Sawyer Bennett

Friday, October 6, 2017

The covers for the Wicked Horse Vegas series are smokin’ hot!!! I’m excited to share the cover for Wicked Choice with you today. :-) 

 

 

 Wicked Choice

Wicked Choice (Wicked Horse Vegas #4) by Sawyer Bennett 

Review: Ryker (Cold Fury #4) by Sawyer Bennett

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Ryker. *sigh* I just cannot get enough of this series. This had everything I love in a story. Can’t wait for the next one! 

 

 

Ryker 4 

Ryker (Cold Fury #4) by Sawyer Bennett 

Chapter Spotlight: Hooking Up by Helena Hunting

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

I have a serious treat for you today. The first chapter of Hooking Up by Helena Hunting! *and the crowd goes wild* Seriously, it’s freaking awesome! I absolutely loved Shacking Up where we met Amalia and am so excited for her story. I am so ready… bring it on!


 

Hooking Up 

Hooking Up by Helena Hunting