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A Book Bar Review: Book of Matthew

WEP!!!!!! Ladies and Gentlemen, she did again!!!!! Iris Bolling  has managed to make me take a MAJOR plunge in love with a Lassiter … this emotional paralysis has me stuck. I currently find myself in a dilemma….difficulty moving on to my next read.

Heroes come from all walks of life. Matthew Lassiter will learn that lesson in many ways. At a crossroads, he wonders if being a high school coach is all there is for him, until…ribs, peach cobbler and Leah Saxton walks into his life.

Leah Saxton has a father who believes a woman’s place is in the kitchen, and having babies. According to him, a brain is a terrible waste in a woman. Determined not to bow to his or any man’s will, she constantly battles to be a force in her father’s world, until…Matthew Lassiter walks into her life.

Sexual tension explodes from the first kiss to the last as the two learn the road they are traveling leads to their destiny.

Adonis: An everyday hero with an impressive punch.


This one get’s  💖💖💖💖💖

I can always count on Iris Bolling to give me a memorable read. I loved Matthew and Leah story!

Now these Lassiter’s are a very unique family unit and we’ve had interactions with quite of few of these siblings, but I am sure we can all agree that Matt aka Adonis is what I’m going to call a “Quiet Storm”!! He represents that a regular Joe can indeed be an impressive hero!

If you follow the Lassiter and Heart series you might be subject to do some match making, but you have to admit you didn’t see this one coming. Leah, was spot one match for this unique Lassiter.

When comes to explosive scenes this one comes to mind; Matt states “Let’s get this first one out of the way” and the actions that followed, I was pretty sure the temperature elevated in the space I was occupying🔥🔥🔥🔥

Favorite piece of wisdom; Joe tells Matt “Don’t ever measure your contributions to this life against others, especially your brothers and sisters. Their path is for them to follow. Your path is for You.”🤔🤔

I recommend this title for your reading pleasure, you will find it is well worth the time.


Stella Rosa wines originate from a small town in Northern Italy, but have quickly become an American favorite.

Stella Platinum is crisp and luxurious and can be considered one of the best semi-sweet wines in its category. The wine has a high natural acidity and low PH. The Book of Matthew embodies some of the same characteristics as this wine.  Stella Platinum is full bodied and with its perfect hint of sweetness it is not boring or too harsh to drink.

At first sip, it bursts with incredible crisp green apple, vanilla, and fragrant elder flower flavors and aromas that are just amazing and delicious. It’s a versatile wine that pairs well with fresh fruit and desserts, and makes the perfect drink for a hot summer day.



Iris Bolling published her first novel, Once You’ve Touched the Heart in 2008. This self-published work was the first of the five additional books to complete the Heart Series. The popular Heart Series has captivated the hearts of readers and awarded Iris the Emma Award as Debut Author of the Year in 2010

In May of 2011, Iris introduced a new cast of characters in her in Night of Seduction Series. The second book in the series, The Pendleton Rule was reviewed in USA Today and received, the 2014 Emma Award for Suspense of The Year.

In 2012, she began the Gems & Gents series with her novel Teach Me, which generated an importune shoe contest on Facebook that spanned the international waters. It continued with the release of the very popular Book of Joshua I and Book of Joshua II. The series has earned Iris several awards including 2014 Hero of The Year and 2015 Heroine of The Year. The beginning of her third series, The Brooks’ Family Values, was introduced in her novel Sinergy in 2014, followed by book 2 Fatal Mistake and Propensity For Love, both released in 2015. Propensity For Love was awarded the Villain of The Year honor and has been nominated for several 2016 Emma awards.

Iris received the honor of being named Author of The Year twice since the inception of her career, 2012 and 2014.

In 2014, Iris stepped into a new venture geared towards bringing books to film. She produced The Heart, a television series based on her popular novels. Season two aired in the spring of 2016 and is now available on Amazon Video. Iris is now producing and directing Deadly Sexy, a novel written by the USA Today bestselling author, Beverly Jenkins. The movie is tentatively scheduled for release in 2018. Next up will be Unfinished Business with NY Times bestselling author Brenda Jackson.

Adding more to her resume’ Iris is now doing quest-speaking engagements to share her experience and to encourage others to follow their dreams.

Iris currently lives in Richmond, Virginia where she is working on her next series.

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