MVP by Laramie Briscoe (MVP Duet #2)

MVP (The MVP Duet Book 2) by [Briscoe, Laramie]4 Stars

I love that when I read a Laramie Briscoe book, I know what I am going to get. Even more so with MVP, because I was already familiar with the characters it felt like a very long epilogue. That’s OK with me, because the happily ever after is usually my favorite part.

If you read Laramie Briscoe often, you know that her books are not about the drama. It was surprising when she kept “foreshadowing” drama to come. I was curious to see what was going to come of it, because it seemed so outside her usual writing. I should have known that the “drama” turned out to be little more than a ripple in the pond.

Malone and Slater are adorable together, but what I really loved was how they created a “family” for themselves with the people around them. I especially loved how much they treated the housekeeper like a mom. Then there were little cameos by my favorite Moonshine Task Force characters. This was really just a nice relaxing read.

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Title: MVP
Series: The MVP Duet #2
Author: Laramie Briscoe
Genre: Sports/Contemporary Romance

Release Date: August 3, 2018

 

Blurb

When a yes or no, changes your entire life…..Slater “Savage” Harlow

I’ve got almost everything I need to have an amazing comeback year. My knee is
good, my dedication is there, my determination never left, but the woman of my
dreams? That’s still up in the air.

Malone Fulcher

Savage walked away without so much as listening to what I had to say.

We have a decision to make. Is it going to be marriage with late nights,
dinners at one am, and stealing moments between road trips? Or will it be
spending the rest of our lives alone, wondering why we couldn’t make it work?

Read the stunning conclusion to The MVP Duet.

 

 

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Laramie Briscoe is the best-selling author of the Heaven Hill Series & the Rockin’ Country Series.Since self-publishing her first book in May of 2013, Laramie Briscoe has published over 10 books. She’s appeared on the Top 100 Bestselling E-books Lists on iBooks, Amazon Kindle, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble. She’s been called “a very young Maya Banks” (Amazon reviewer) and her books have been accused of being “sexy, family-oriented, romances with heart”.

When she’s not writing alpha males who seriously love their women, she loves spending time with friends, reading, and marathoning shows on her DVR. Married to her high school sweetheart, Laramie lives in Bowling Green, KY with her husband (the Travel Coordinator) and a sometimes crazy cat named Beau.

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On the DL by Laramie Briscoe (The MVP Duet #1)

On the DL (The MVP Duet Book 1) by [Briscoe, Laramie]4 Stars

On the DL is the first book in Laramie Briscoe’s new duet, The MVP Duet. It releases today and ends on a cliffhanger, but fortunately the second book, MVP, releases in just two weeks. I haven’t seen a release done like this before, and I really like it. So often I read a book and then have to wait a year or longer to find out what happens next. When that happens I always forget some of the important details from the last book, and it takes a while before I get back in the rhythm of the book. I’m so grateful that I won’t have that problem with this one.

High school sweethearts? Second chance romance? Professional sports romance? This book checks off so many of my favorite plots in romances that I think it was almost impossible for me not to swoon while reading it. And Slater was just so gosh darn sweet. I can’t wait to see what happens next for Malone and Slater.

I received an advance reader copy of this book that I have chosen to review.

 

 

Title: On the DL
Series: The MVP Duet #1
Author: Laramie Briscoe
Genre: Sports/Contemporary Romance

Release Date: July 20, 2018

 

Blurb
A
second-chance romance as scorching hot as a baseball diamond in August.
Slater “Savage” Harlow

Winning the MVP award for the Birmingham Bandits last year was the highlight of
my baseball career. It was the culmination of childhood dreams, calculated
adult decisions, sacrifice, and a hell of a lot of focus. Tearing my ACL in
spring training? Not what I expected at all.

Now I’m home, in small town Georgia, rehabbing in the comfort of my own home,
with people I know. I’m connecting with friends I haven’t had time to talk to
in years, spending days at home with my parents, and getting to watch my little
brother play minor league baseball.

What I don’t expect is to see Malone Fulcher walking into Del’s Diner one
morning while having my coffee and egg whites.

She’s old flame, the one who got away, and the woman I compare all others to.

Malone Fulcher

Spending the summer in my hometown wasn’t what I had planned, but it’s what I
need. Recovering from a hard year, both personally and professionally, I need
to reconnect with who I am. When my mom encouraged me to come home and do some
soul searching, I can’t say no.

Memories are all over this small town, from the Baptist Church to the east
field on my parents farm, to the diner. On my second day in town, I decide to
go in, memories be damned.

I lost my breath as soon as I saw “Savage” Harlow sitting alone at a
booth. Our eyes lock, my heart flutters, and my hands shake – all the same way
they did back in high school. But back then we couldn’t make it work. Going our
separate ways to differing colleges, we decided we weren’t meant to be.

A decade later, as soon as our eyes meet, I’m wondering if we were right,
because those green eyes of his do nothing but take me to a past that I can see
being my future.

Author’s Note: This does end in somewhat of a cliffhanger!

 

 

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When she’s not writing alpha males who seriously love their women, she loves spending time with friends, reading, and marathoning shows on her DVR. Married to her high school sweetheart, Laramie lives in Bowling Green, KY with her husband (the Travel Coordinator) and a sometimes crazy cat named Beau.

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Cruise by Laramie Briscoe (Moonshine Task Force #6)

Cruise (Moonshine Task Force Book 6) by [Briscoe, Laramie]5 Stars

I really loved how this series turned out. I had a few iffy moments towards the beginning of the series where I wasn’t sure I would end up finishing the series, but every single time I ended a book I needed to know what happened to the other characters. Laramie saved the best for last, and since Caleb had already won me over in the earlier books Cruise just cemented his place in my heart.

I love his relationship with Ruby, but I almost love his relationship with his family more. His dad “grew up” with him and now they’re best friends, his “mom” loved him unconditionally from the moment she entered the picture and the way his sister has him wrapped around her finger is adorable. Seeing the updates from all the other couples was just the cherry on top.

I love this group of guys and can’t wait to read whatever she writes next.

I received an advance reader copy of this book that I have chosen to review.

 

Title: Cruise
A Moonshine Task Force Series Novel
Author: Laramie Briscoe
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: May 4, 2018

Blurb

The kid is now a man, and he’s got something to prove…..Caleb “Cruise” Harrison

“A Dad is a son’s first hero……”

All my life I’ve looked up to my Dad, there’s nothing I ever wanted to do more
than be a member of the Moonshine Task Force right next to him. I said no to
playing football professionally to stay in Laurel Springs and fulfill my dream.

I’m biding my time, paying my dues, and soaking up any bit of information my
fellow MTF members slip my way. To most of them I’m the kid they watched grow
up, and while they’re proud of me, they don’t take me seriously.

Life is status quo until the morning all hell breaks loose in our small town
threatening everyone I know and love – including the one woman I can’t get out
of my head.

Ruby Carson

“My favorite place? In his arms……”

Caleb saved me from the worst date of my life, swooping in like the fixer he
is. Smiling his panty-melting grin, he grabbed my hand, and extricated me from
the longest ninety minutes known in the history of the world.

Instead, he took me on the best date I’ve ever had. We’ve been inseparable
since that crazy night.

It hasn’t been picture-perfect. His job is dangerous, it worries me, even when
he tells me not to. One gorgeous summer day, it all comes crashing down on us.

The man who has my heart is in the middle of a FUBAR situation that has no good
ending. My hope is, when the smoke clears Caleb walking towards me, arms
out-stretched, with that grin on his face, before he envelopes my body into the
hug only he can give.

That’s what would happen in a perfect world – but I’ve never known a perfect
world – not even with Caleb……

 

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When she’s not writing alpha males who seriously love their women, she loves spending time with friends, reading, and marathoning shows on her DVR. Married to her high school sweetheart, Laramie lives in Bowling Green, KY with her husband (the Travel Coordinator) and a sometimes crazy cat named Beau.

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Menace by Laramie Briscoe (Moonshine Task Force #5)

Menace (Moonshine Task Force Book 5) by [Briscoe, Laramie]4 Stars

These Moonshine Task Force books just keep on getting better and better. Mason and Caleb have been a dynamic duo throughout the series and I’ve loved watching how their relationship has grown and changed over the years. Mason has put his all into being the best single father to a teenage son that one could hope for. Their relationship is close and honest, but now that Caleb is ready to leave the house Mason is ready to jump into the dating scene.

Once they really started dating, I loved how seamlessly Karina melded into life with Mason and Caleb. She already cared about Caleb as a student, but once she started dating Mason she was easily accepted and then integrated into their life without annoying drama.

Menace is what I thought would be the last book in the series, so I was absolutely tickled when I found out that Caleb will be getting his own book, Cruise. I can’t wait for May to get here!

 

Title: Menace
A Moonshine Task Force Series Novel
Author: Laramie Briscoe
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: March 9, 2018

Blurb
Mason “Menace”
Harrison
“Single and ready to mingle……”

Those are the words above every picture of almost every female that strikes my
interest on this dating app my son talked me into getting. After being a single
dad for seventeen years, I’m ready to spread my wings, just not with most of
the co-eds who keep hitting on me and calling me daddy.

Now that Caleb’s in his Senior year of high school, I feel like I can let go of
the iron-clad control I’ve had on myself without his Mom in our lives. I’ve
enjoyed raising him, love the relationship we have, and while he went off the
rails for a bit last year, we’re closer than we’ve ever been. He’s got a full
ride to the University of Alabama, and I’ve settled into my spot with the
Moonshine Task Force.

But my son doesn’t warm my bed, he isn’t someone I can share my dreams with,
and he’s not the person I want to grow old with by my side. I’m not sure who
that is yet, but the smokin’ hot lady going by the name BeachBum83 definitely
has every single bit of my interest.

Karina Holland

“Looking for a good time, maybe more…..”

Those were the lamest words I ever typed in my life, but it was the best I had
for the dating app my friend, Violet talked me into joining. I didn’t have any
high hopes for myself. As a High School English teacher, I’m sick of pervy
Dad’s hitting on me when they come in to discuss their child’s lack of
motivation to read the classics and apply themselves.

Until the day Mason Harrison walks into my classroom. I had no idea Caleb’s Dad
was the man I met off that dating app who showed me how flexible I really am in
the back of his Jeep. Within minutes of the parent/teacher conference he proved
the sparks weren’t one-time only when we christened my desk.

Mason and Caleb? They touch a part of my heart that no one’s ever touched
before, and when a threat from the past shows up, I prove just how tough I
really am.

 

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Laramie Briscoe is the best-selling author of the Heaven Hill Series & the Rockin’ Country Series.Since self-publishing her first book in May of 2013, Laramie Briscoe has published over 10 books. She’s appeared on the Top 100 Bestselling E-books Lists on iBooks, Amazon Kindle, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble. She’s been called “a very young Maya Banks” (Amazon reviewer) and her books have been accused of being “sexy, family-oriented, romances with heart”.

When she’s not writing alpha males who seriously love their women, she loves spending time with friends, reading, and marathoning shows on her DVR. Married to her high school sweetheart, Laramie lives in Bowling Green, KY with her husband (the Travel Coordinator) and a sometimes crazy cat named Beau.

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Ace by Laramie Briscoe (Moonshine Task Force #4)

Ace (Moonshine Task Force #4)4 Stars

Ace is the Moonshine Task Force book I was waiting for. His relationship with Violet has been teased, and I was so ready to see how he was going to rescue her from the situation she was in. She does get “rescued” from her situation, but other than Ace making sure Violet’s soon-to-be-ex-husband went to prison… she saved herself with some unneeded by appreciated help from Ace.

This romance has some slow burn to it. They wait for-ev-er to start a romantic relationship because Violet wants to officially be free from her ex before getting involved with Ace. It’s obvious they both want to be with each other, but Ace respects her need for closure and keeps things at her pace. I loved seeing how much he was willing to wait for her, but even I was tired of waiting when they finally got “together”.

I thought this was going to be the last Moonshine Task Force book I read. Ace was the book I was waiting for and I was content to end the series there. But then I read the sneak peak for Menace at the end of the book…. I will definitely need to read that one too.

I received an advance reader copy of this book that I have chosen to review.

 

Title: Ace
A Moonshine Task Force Series Novel
Author: Laramie Briscoe

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: January 12, 2018

Blurb
Ace is
saving lives and mending hearts…….
Anthony “Ace” BaileyI’m not a rules kinda guy

Department Policy? Kinda sucks, but I do what I have to for the job that I
love.

Playing it safe? Not my thing.

Married? No big deal when I know she’s unhappy and scared.

I’m one of those guys – a sniper in the military, a little bit of an
adrenaline junkie, and a member of the Moonshine Task Force. I’ve lived through
some shit.

My gut has never failed me. It’s my sixth-sense. Warning me of a gunshot coming
my way, of a traffic stop being potentially deadly, or the tingling in the back
of my neck when I go to sleep telling me I’ll be woken up by a call in the
middle of the night. My gut has always kept me honest.

Like the day I walked into The Café and saw the new waitress. There was a ring
on her left hand, but I didn’t care. One look in her eyes told me everything I
needed to know. Her marriage wasn’t one made of love and respect. It was one
made of fear and doubt.

It’s why I ignored that ring, why I arrested her husband, and the reason I’m
willing to take my time. Patience is a virtue, and with this woman, I have it
in spades.
Violet Miller

Meeting Anthony Bailey changed my life. He did things that no one else has ever
done for me.

Feeling safe? Never happened before.

Feeling wanted? It’s been years.

Being independent? I’m learning.

It’s foreign, not having someone question my every move, being able to eat what
I want for dinner, and sitting out on my front porch talking to Anthony every
night while we share a couple beers.

I try to tell myself he’s just being nice; that he’s doing his job and working
within the community. The problem? The night he takes the kiss we both want,
everything changes, and I can no longer deny what I feel. But it doesn’t stop
me from trying – and I learn quickly that Ace knows me better than anyone else
ever has – including myself.

All I can do is hang on, as he takes me on the scariest journey of my life. The
one that bends us until we almost break, and ends with a happily ever after I
never thought I would get.
ACE includes the wedding of a beloved couple, an appearance by Reaper, and the
continuation of EVERYONE falling in love with Caleb!

 

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Laramie Briscoe is the best-selling author of the Heaven Hill Series & the Rockin’ Country Series.Since self-publishing her first book in May of 2013, Laramie Briscoe has published over 10 books. She’s appeared on the Top 100 Bestselling E-books Lists on iBooks, Amazon Kindle, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble. She’s been called “a very young Maya Banks” (Amazon reviewer) and her books have been accused of being “sexy, family-oriented, romances with heart”.

When she’s not writing alpha males who seriously love their women, she loves spending time with friends, reading, and marathoning shows on her DVR. Married to her high school sweetheart, Laramie lives in Bowling Green, KY with her husband (the Travel Coordinator) and a sometimes crazy cat named Beau.

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Havoc by Laramie Briscoe (Moonshine Task Force #3)

 4 Stars

Havoc is the 3rd book of the Moonshine Task Force, and the best one yet! The relationship between Havoc & Leighton has been teased since the beginning, with the huge reveal in the last book that they were getting married seemingly out of the blue. In Havoc, we find out that their marriage is actually a “marriage of convenience” so that Holden can protect Leighton from her violent outlaw father.

The sexual tension between these two is great, and while their marriage looks normal from the outside, only these two know that behind closed doors they have been keeping a friendly, but platonic relationship. I really enjoyed watching Leighton and Havoc’s relationship grow and evolve into something “more”. I’m a sucker for protective, Alpha men, and Havoc delivers plus promises more with the next book, Ace. 

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Title: Havoc
Series: Moonshine Task Force #3
Author: Laramie Briscoe
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 18, 2017
Blurb
When a marriage of convenience turns into the passion of a
lifetime…
Holden “Havoc” Thompson

My job as the leader of the Moonshine Task Force is my life. I eat, breathe,
and sleep it. The men under my command mean the world to me. Knowing they count
on my guidance has kept my demons at bay for longer than I care to admit.

The control I have over myself is an iron fist that sometimes threatens to
squeeze the life out of me. What I want more than anything is to live again –
let go of the hurt smothering every bit of light I have in this darkness.

I don’t expect it to come in the form of a Moonshiner’s daughter needing my
protection.

Leighton Strather

My whole life has been defined by who my family is. In the state of Alabama,
we’re number one with a target on our backs. The danger and prestige isn’t for
me. I don’t care about the money, and I care too much about the families we’ve
ruined.

My brother and my dad are proud of it. They wear their arrest records like a
badge of honor. Me? I want as far away from the lifestyle as I can get.

It’s the only reason I ask Holden to marry me. At least that’s
what I tell myself.

I never expect his whispered yes to cause such upheaval in my life. Even though
I resist, I learn some havoc is good – and this one? It’s a whirlwind of lust,
hope, and love and all I can do is let it sweep me away.

 

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When she’s not writing alpha males who seriously love their women, she loves spending time with friends, reading, and marathoning shows on her DVR. Married to her high school sweetheart, Laramie lives in Bowling Green, KY with her husband (the Travel Coordinator) and a sometimes crazy cat named Beau.

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Tank by Laramie Briscoe (Moonshine Task Force #2)

 3.5 Stars

I really wanted to be blown away by this second installment of the Moonshine Task Force. The relationship between Blaze and Tank was teased throughout Renegade, and I was SO EXCITED for it. Blaze especially, sounded like my kind of girl. It didn’t quite live up to my expectations, but I was engaged enough that I still want to find out what happens in the “Strather” storyline.

I’m not a huge fan of angst, and part of why I like Laramie Briscoe is that her books aren’t about that. You don’t feel like something was added to the story just to cause problems. The relationships feel like they progress naturally, and without stupidity.

The next book, Havoc, has also been teased since Renegade. The dynamic of Havoc & Leighton sounds adorable, and I’m excited to see how their romance plays out. I’m sure we’ll get a lot more detail on the “Strather” storyline, and I’m ready to find out more about that.

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Title: Tank
Series: Moonshine Task Force #2
Author: Laramie Briscoe
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 2, 2017
Blurb
Life isn’t promised, love isn’t easy, and relationships
aren’t always clean, but everyone has their soulmate who is willing to forgive
when it would be better to forget.
Trevor “Tank”
Trumbolt
I never thought in the blink of an eye my life could change,
but it did. Cresting a hill driving to my favorite fishing spot, I was hit
head-on by a teenager with no regard for anyone’s life but his own. 
The recovery process has been hard, painful, and damn near
beating me down.

The bright spot? Blaze.
Surviving the wreck has given me a second chance to make a
life with her. Not knowing if I’ll ever be able to rejoin the Moonshine Task
Force again has brought my world into focus. It’s made me realize what’s
important.
Blaze. Stella. My brothers. My sister.
The ego that ran Blaze away before isn’t here any longer.
What’s left is a man who’s holding his heart in his hands and a burning hope
that once I’m healed she’ll still be around.
Daphne “Blaze”
Coleman
There’s only been one person in the world who’s accepted me
for who I am – from the fiery red of my hair and vibrant tattoos covering parts
of my body to the smartness of my mouth and my desire to be matched in the
bedroom.
That man is Trevor Trumbolt. When he asked me to give up my
job as an EMT because he saw the dangers I face one scary afternoon, it spelled
the end for us.
Now that he’s been injured, he needs my help and my love.
I’ll give it all freely, but in the end I’m gonna need him to understand one
thing about relationships. The give and take, love and sadness, pleasure and
pain is a two-way street. He’s either in this with me or he’s not, but at the
end of the day, I won’t let him boss me around.
If there’s anything that can handle the steel of a tank –
it’s the heat of a blaze.

 

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When she’s not writing alpha males who seriously love their women, she loves spending time with friends, reading, and marathoning shows on her DVR. Married to her high school sweetheart, Laramie lives in Bowling Green, KY with her husband (the Travel Coordinator) and a sometimes crazy cat named Beau.

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