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    Rachel Lacey’s Hideaway ARC Review

    Thank you to Rachel Lacey, Sarina Bowen, Jenn Gaffney, and the team at the World of True North for the advance reader copy of Hideaway, the eighth book in the Vino & Veritas series. The second F/F story in the Vino & Veritas series brings us a second chance romance! And lots of puppies and who does not love puppies! But really Hideaway is an awesome story of the importance of forgiveness and second chances. Check out the Goodreads synopsis… “One woman’s hiding place is another woman’s home. After becoming an inadvertent viral sensation—and losing her job and her girlfriend as a result— Phoebe Shaw retreats to Vermont. Renovating her late grandmother’s cabin…

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    Kim Hartfield’s Flipcup ARC Review

    Thank you to Kim Hartfield, Sarina Bowen, Jenn Gaffney, and the team at the World of True North for the advance reader copy of Flipcup, the seventh story in the Vino & Veritas series. This is the first Vino & Veritas story about a lesbian couple. And it happens to be the first F/F adult story I have read in quite awhile. Check out the Goodreads synopsis… “After being rejected one too many times, Chelsea makes a bold vow: No more men. Her friends doubt a boy-crazy party girl can handle not dating for a year, but that only makes Chelsea more determined. Tara has made a vow, too. After growing up in…

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    J.E. Birk’s Booklover ARC Review

    Thank you to J.E. Birk, Sarina Bowen, Jenn Gaffney, and the team at the World of True North for the advance reader copy of Booklover, the sixth story in the Vino & Veritas series. Another awesome release in the Vino & Veritas series! And this time we are getting the biggest troop of book lovers who accompany our main characters in a book club. Because what is a bookstore if not a perfect place to start a book club! Check out the Goodreads synopsis… “Two guys meet over a stack of romance novels. Soon they’re turning pages late into the night… Jamie Morin’s college GPA drops every time a cow breaks through…

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    L.A. Witt’s Aftermath ARC Review

    Thank you to L.A. Witt, Sarina Bowen, Jenn Gaffney, and the rest of the team at the World of True North for the advance reader copy of Aftermath, the fifth story in the Vino & Veritas series. This has been one of my favourite instalments in the Vino & Veritas series. Brent and Jon’s story is a lot more emotional, painful, and broken. It is not an easy path for these two but it is a read well worth it. Check out the Goodreads synopsis… “Brent Weyland was the life of the party until an injury ended his hockey career. Now he’s retreated alone to a lakefront house, trying to make sense of…

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    Eliot Grayson’s Undercover ARC Review

    Thank you to Eliot Grayson, Sarina Bowen, Jenn Gaffney and the team at the World of Truth North for the advance reader copy of Undercover, the fourth story in the Vino & Veritas series. The world of Vino & Veritas is throwing an FBI agent into the mix. Yet, overall I found this installment a little underwhelming. What made this a fun little read still was the tension and the chemistry, it was off the charts! Check out the Goodreads synopsis… “Gabe wants Alec between the sheets…too bad Alec’s undercover already… Rich kid. Party boy. Gabe is tired of the labels. He’s a smart guy, but ever since he got kicked out of…

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    Eden Finley’s Headstrong ARC Review

    Thank you to Eden Finley, Sarina Bowen and the team at the World of True North for the advance reader copy of Headstrong, the third standalone in the Vino & Veritas series. Finally a little dose of hockey romance to the Vino & Veritas series and it’s in an installment that has a straight man questioning his sexuality. Check out the Goodreads synopsis… A straight guy gives gay hookup tips to a virgin. What could go wrong? When I first met Whit, I couldn’t get away from him fast enough. He’s a hockey player, and I hate everything to do with the sport that once broke my heart. But I can’t help feeling…

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    Garrett Leigh’s Heartscape ARC Review

    Thank you to Garrett Leigh, Sarina Bowen, and the World of True North team for the advance reader copy of Heartscape, the second standalone in the Vino & Veritas series. The next installment in the World of True North features two strangers brought together by the Vino & Veritas wine bar. An emotional friends-to-lovers romance is what anyone and everyone needs right now. Check out the Goodreads synopsis… “From award-winning author Garrett Leigh comes a gorgeous new romance in the True North world! Think: great food, burly men and good times. Beards are optional but encouraged. I’m not the obvious choice to run Burlington’s coolest wine bar—quiet, brooding, clueless about tannin content, and…

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    Annabeth Albert’s Featherbed ARC Review

    Thank you to Annabeth Albert, and Sarina Bowen and her team for the advance reader copy of Featherbed, the first standalone in the Vino & Veritas series of The World of True North. Time to kick off the Vino & Veritas series! The bar was featured briefly in Sarina Bowen’s Roommate. I am pumped for this M/M installment, that brings together a city-slicker and a poultry farmer. Check out the Goodreads synopsis… “When a bookworm on borrowed time meets a younger, free-spirited chicken farmer, sparks and feathers fly… Harrison Phillip Fletcher III isn’t supposed to be here. Not in Burlington, Vermont, not running Vino & Veritas, a quaint inclusive bookstore and wine bar,…

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    L.B. Dunbar’s Cowboy ARC Review

    Thank you to L.B. Dunbar and the team at Sarina Bowen’s World of True North for the advance reader copy of Cowboy, a standalone in the Busy Bean series. I have never had the chance to read a L.B. Dunbar novel so I was super excited for the chance to review. I am excited to read about slightly older characters, because everyone deserves a happily ever after no matter their age. Check out the Goodreads synopsis… “Pregnant at forty-two? Back the cow up… Harland Bull Eaton has lost many things—his first wife, his beloved mother, those three women he proposed to . . . Oh, and there was that time he almost…

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    Sarah Mayberry’s Sweetheart ARC Review

    Thank you to Sarah Mayberry and the team at Sarina Bowen’s World of True North for the advance reader copy of Sweetheart, a standalone in the Busy Bean series. I am so excited to be reviewing for the first time for Sarina Bowen’s World of True North. I absolutely adore this world and who does not love a coffee shop setting. Those who have read Sarina Bowen’s Roommate will know of the Busy Bean Cafe and will be just as excited as me for it to be the setting of a whole new series of books. Check out the Goodreads synopsis… “I just wanted to get my hands on his…

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