R E V I E W ➠ Fragile Scars by Lilian Harris



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SOMETIMES THE DEEPEST SCARS ARE THOSE NO ONE SEES.
Lilah seems to have it all—a great job and a gorgeous boyfriend, but underneath the perfect exterior are bruises left behind by a monster who claims to love her.
Damian has a troubled past of his own. He vows to steer clear of love, that is until he meets Lilah—a woman whose secret is slowly consuming her. One look and he knows they’ve met before but he doesn’t know where.
Determined to help her escape the violent relationship she can’t seem to leave, he befriends her, vowing to keep her safe, but protecting Lilah comes at a price.
When their attraction turns into passion and their secrets threaten to tear them apart, will they fight for one another? Or will their demons swallow them whole?

RELEASE DATE: October 7, 2019

“I’d never let you fall, not without catching you first.”

-Damian

This is a NEW to me author and books. The reason I signed up for this was because of the blurb and yes I also liked the cover, it appealed to me! And this had a turn of events…just wasn’t what I expected it to be..in a good-ish sort of way! I will warn you now, this has TRIGGERS of graphic depiction of violence and non-consensual sex .

Damian comes from a abusive childhood, he couldn’t do anything back then when his father went too far and killed his mother…that said, when he moves in next to a beautiful woman who is in an abusive relationship, of course his instinct is to help her out. Their relationship is not what you’d think, it kind of happens fast and the transition caught me off guard if that makes sense. Lilah is a woman who had a great childhood and growing up but is with a man that she didn’t think would ever be what he is…when Damian comes to her rescue she kind of just jump on board. That’s one thing the reason the transition caught me off guard…it was too easy. But them going forward is no cake in the park just because one saved the other…that’s the thing they have to learn to save each other together and not from one another!

I was a little disappointed I didn’t connect fully with the story, the writing is fantastic I just couldn’t get there. The characters are well written just seem a little jumbled at times. Aside from that I loved it, the story line in general. I would most likely still try another book by this author, because this is only Book 1 in the series so, I will be looking forward to more.

Rating: ★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Type: Book #1 of Series
Recommended: ☑
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R E V I E W ➠ Never Have I Ever by Lauren Blakely



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Never have I ever been so infuriated by a man I wanted to kiss.
They say opposites attract, but I beg to differ. Combust is more like it. Because every single time I talk to Zach Nolan, I see red.
The too-good-looking, too-smart, too-effortlessly charming single dad who works down the hall from me has turned getting under my skin into a sport. Call it the battle of wits between the wedding planner and the divorce attorney.
Trouble is, when we’re forced into closer quarters planning an engagement party for our best friends, I start to see his other sides.
And I fear I’m falling for the enemy.

I’m not out to make friends. My goals are simple — fight till the end for my clients, and my family.
The last thing I need is a vibrant, outgoing, snarky, and surprisingly big-hearted wedding planner to spend my precious free time with…except, watching Piper bond with my daughter just might break down the cinder block walls I’ve built around my heart these last few years.
Second chances don’t come around for guys like me…or do they?

Falling for the enemy has never been so deliciously complicated in this standalone romance where a sexy single dad meets his unexpected match! Get ready for all the feels!

RELEASE DATE: October 4, 2019

“Never have I ever….

-Zach

Not my first read by author & I have read one previous book in the series, see this is a multiple book series. There are 4 others before this, two of which are novellas. Now I enjoyed INSTANT GRATIFICATION BUT this one took the cake for me.

What happens when you pair a Divorce Attorney & a Wedding Planner? You didn’t guess it if you thought enemy-to-lovers…it’s a complicated combination of EVERYTHING I’d say! Zach & Pipper…a single dad and a woman who is head-strong and competitive. When they are paired together to plan their best friend’s engagement party…all bets are off! Pipper didn’t expect to be falling for his children, or for her to see a side of Zach maybe no one has, while Zach the man who worries about his children day in and out, is not sure what to do with feelings he hasn’t felt in a very long time. As much laughter and fun this was, it was so much more in depth. The romance is shattering!

Not everything you see in a person IS the person! There are many reasons people hide behind a persona, and many reasons people don’t confirm nor deny when someone is speculating about them. What was so beautiful in this the chemistry and actions between hero and heroine! It was romantic in the realEST! I don’t know how else to express it, yes the children played a huge deal to me too…absolutely heartbreaking and so beautiful the way Pipper is with them…this one just came together so well!

A MUST READ!
Rating: ★★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Type: Book #3 of Series
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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R E V I E W ➠ Hard Truth by Emily Goodwins



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Blurb: ⁣
The first time I met Alexander Harding, I yelled at him for taking my parking spot. Rich and powerful, I saw him as nothing more than my new coldhearted boss. I hated him once but now…now things aren’t that simple. There’s a man beneath the beast, and the more I get to know him, the more I fall in love with him.⁣

Though just as I’m able to envision a future together, the past comes back to haunt us both.⁣

Six years ago, my life changed forever when I found out I was pregnant. The last thing I expected was to see Michael Cooper again, but now he’s here and is ready to make up for lost time. He wants to be involved in his daughters’ life. My life. And it’s making me question everything.⁣

I never thought it was possible to be in love with two men at the same time. One from my past, and one I want in my future. My heart is completely torn in two, with each half going in a different direction. I’d give them each half if I could.⁣

But then I would be left with nothing.⁣

RELEASE DATE: October 3, 2019

“…and my road wasn’t paved like I though it would be, but everything that happened…it lead me to you.”

Not my first read by author, and I have read book 1 HARD PLACE! That said I need to express how really sad I was when I read the blurb and realized that this could be a LOVE TRIANGLE which is one of my triggers! *tear* But do read Book 1 before diving into this one!

So, the beginning of Book 2 does not continue where it leaves from in Book 1. You get the backstory of Michael and Harper (and it’s really sweet and good GAH!) God this hurts to read because my heart is torn between Michael and Alex! And of course they are very much so intertwined, it’s all the lies, secrets and angst and a little suspense that you get from here on out!

I can’t really reveal too much because the book contains a lot of everything I say will give it out, but will say that it hurt me reading it because I am a hopeless romantic a one woman type of romantic so it was hard for me to distinguish one man from the other. Can’t have both but then again whoever said that was true? Harper has a hard time during all this, being a single mother and wanting to do what’s best for everyone…and sometimes leaving yourself out too. I gotta say that I was not expecting the ending, totally wasn’t even ready for it, I myself was torn.

Rating: ★★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Type: Book #2 of Duo
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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R E V I E W ➠ White Knight by Meghan March



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I never expected to be anyone’s white knight. That’s not a role I’ve ever played.
But when the Casso crime family shifts into uncharted territory, they’re looking for a new hero, and they’re looking for me—Cannon Freeman, the black sheep.
But my time in disgrace is at an end.
It’s my turn to rise up and save the people who matter most to me.
Even if my family has never given a damn about me, I will not let them fall.
More than anything, I will not let her fall.

RELEASE DATE: Ocober 1, 2019

“Baby, there’s nothing I wouldn’t do to protect you. Just fucking let me.”

-Cannon

Not my first read by the author and YES I have read Book #1 Black Sheep! And I can’t express enough how much I loved both the books! This duo is going under my TOP 2019 must reads because, truly it’s amazon! Meghan March outdid herself!

Book 2 starts of with a bang that was left behind in end of Book 1! I don’t want to spoil too much though, but the sheer devotion of Cannon in this is SO BEAUTIFUL! I was shocked in the beginning, then angry, then the suspense…it’s just EVERYTHING i needed for a book 2 of a duo.

You learn more about the twisted family tree of Cannon and Memphis learns what it takes to be with a man like Cannon! The secrets, lies, suspense…I really really loved the duo in this, something about working together and the way Cannon is Romantic is off the harts…alpha, sexy and sweet all in one. He truly is the perfect bookboyfriend. And Memphis only rises in this one…you’ll understand after reading Book 1! I will warn you the twists in this…I was freaking out then reading faster to get the truth then slowing down because I didn’t want it to end. It was a roller coaster I never wanted to get off from! FANTASTIC READ! I will be re-reading this duo very soon! Meghan you are simply an extraordinary writer!

On my TOP 2019 MUST READ!
Rating: ★★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Type: Book #2 of Duo
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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R E V I E W ➠ Someday, Somehow by Claudia Burgia



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Men and women can be friends.
At least that’s what I’ve been telling myself since George walked into my life.
We bicker as much as we have each other’s backs.
We’re inseparable.
So, she left to find herself and I feel like I can’t breathe without her.
It’s okay, it’s only temporary.
But when she walks back into my life, it’s on the arm of a stranger.
Her fiancé.
Seriously, I just realized I’m in love with her and she’s engaged?
I have six weeks to convince George we’re meant to be together—not only in the kitchen or be forced to watch her marry another man.
Time is running out, and soon, she’ll be gone from my life.
I’m risking everything, will that be enough?

RELEASE DATE: October 3, 20109

Not my first read by the author, and I have to say that it was an impulse jump. That said, because it involves another man and all that. Kind of was a little scared to jump in, triangles are one of my triggers. Luckily this wasn’t to the point where I couldn’t read it.

It was a little different for me, I unfortunately couldn’t connect to I don;t know if it was the characters or the story. Either way, that doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy it, it was just a little different for me…the tone.

Auggie is a man who took it slow, didn’t believe and put it off…until the end when he now not only didn’t have a chance again but time was not on his side. So he set’s out to be the best for HER and show her that now he is serious. George or Georgie is, I don’t know how to express her. She is very indecisive, and of course smart and beautiful yes. Reflective and I feel for her because of the choices she had to make…it’s a very VERY SLOW burn, it more focuses on the friendship aspect because they have been in each other lives for over a decade. Basically you get the whole story, all the years and all the information you’d want.

If you want slow burn, angsty, friends-to-lovers, little bit of a triangle, and lot’s of laughter. This one is for you!

Rating: 4.5★
Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Type: Standalone
Recommended: ☑
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R E V I E W ➠ Mr. Mayfair by Louise Bay



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It should be the most shocking news I’d ever gotten—My boyfriend is getting married.
Okay, technically he’s my ex-boyfriend. Two months ago he decided he wanted a break. I still thought he was my happily ever after.
On any other day, knowing he was gone for good would be the worst thing that could possibly happen.
But not today.
Because not only is my boyfriend getting married—his bride is my best friend.
And they’ve sent me an invitation.
There’s no way I’m going to attend. I don’t care if it’s in beautiful Scotland.
Nothing and no one could convince me.
Not even when a deliciously handsome stranger tells me he needs to go as my plus one.
Not even when he shoots me a wickedly, sexy smile.
But then he offers me the opportunity of a lifetime—a dream come true. How can I say no?
But I have one condition. He has to be my new boyfriend. I mean, my pretend new boyfriend.
I’m about to find out that faking it can be a whole lot of fun.

RELEASE DATE: October 1, 2019

Not my first read by author but my first official review. What caught my eye again, was the BLURB in this!! I do enjoy the ‘fake relationship’ tropes so, this was the perfect fit.

Beck and Stella are a dynamic duo, they don’t even know it. Poor Stella not only lost a boyfriend but lost him to her best friend, well ex-best friend now too. So what does she do, obviously the only thing you can…find someone to play the fake boyfriend. What comes next is a lot of fun, banter, adventure, laughter, beautiful romance, secrets and lies. It’s a lighter read, but contains a lot of spunk. I also did love the author’s writing, her words flowed easy and the story was relatable and fun to read! I will say one thing about the ending…I LOVED IT, epilogue and all!

Rating: 4.5★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Type: Book Standalone
Recommended: ☑
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R E V I E W ➠ Her Lovely Lies by K.L. Clare



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Ellie James loves him madly, wants his children—but does she really know him? Come a little closer if you dare. Will Hastings is back with more of the dark love story that began in Lies That Bind Us.
Loving her is all that I am. She is the flesh and blood savior who lights up my soul. She’s grace and beauty, the source of my addiction. I watch her every move, consume each breath she takes. I won’t live without her touch. She’s in my bed when I close my eyes and there when I wake. But now, my angel lies to me.
Elle secretly investigates the lies left behind by her sister and my brother. She should know better—no space exists between us, no room for secrets. I allow the deception while she searches for answers, but I’m always right behind her, eliminating the threats that shadow us. Her discovery? It drives me straight to my knees.

RELEASE DATE:

“Keep it up, and I’ll skip my first meeting and tie you to the bed.”

“No words, baby.”
“No words, Will.”

Not my first read from author also I have read Book 1 LIES THAT BIND US which is a one POV from the heroine. This though is the HIS POV version and it was pretty much amazing. Basically it’s an explanation to the WHAT’S and SO MUCH MORE! Yes, it’s a shorter and of course men are different from woman, but otherwise you get to go inside HIS dark mind. FANTASTIC! p.s. you still get a little of Ellie (that’s all I’m saying)

Loved the start because it gave me an inside to why HE FOLLOWED HER. He was a dark shadow always watching her, protecting and also wanting her. Maybe the idea of her but most definitely will do anything to have a chance to find out. This is one where I really can’t say a lot because I highly recommend reading LIES THAT BIND US, this will make all the sense and of course give you answers.

I will say that it’s equally mysterious, surprising, dangerous, dark, suspenseful with twists and turns and OH SO ROMANTIC. Will is seriously someone I could swoon over forever, he is probably one of my top favorite DARK HERO’s. BUT he is so hard on himself, in every single way, wanting to always do more and better…it’s heartbreaking really! His love and devotion and dedication to Elle though is mesmerizing, beautiful and passionate, so passionate!

Rating: ★★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Type: Book #2 of Series
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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R E V I E W ➠ Love Me Tomorrow by Maria Luis



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They call her America’s Sweetheart.
And me? I’m the so-called “inked god” she dumped on TV.

I’ve tried to forget her. I’ve tried to move on.
Until I discover that her family is opening a new restaurant next to my tattoo parlor.
If I were a gentleman, I’d offer my congratulations and go my own way.
If I were a gentleman, I’d let her be… but I’m not.
Savannah Rose may claim I’m nothing more than a friend, but that slight hitch in her breath whenever I get too close says that America’s sweetheart is nothing but a liar.
All it takes is one scorching kiss, and I vow in her ear: “You’re going to beg. Beg me to touch you, beg me to give you more, and if you’re real good, maybe I’ll do it all over again before you have to beg for that too.”
I’m no gentleman.
But Savannah Rose? She’s no one’s sweetheart but mine.

Love Me Tomorrow is the third book in the highly anticipated series, Put A Ring On It, and can be read as a complete standalone.

RELEASE DATE: September 26, 2019

Catching me completely off guard, he steps in close, demolishing the distance between us, and hooks an inked finger under my chin. My chest caves with need, lust, awareness. Although I’ll never admit it out loud, my knees quiver, too. Quiver!

-Savannah Rose

She tastes like promise. Like desire. Like sin.

-Owen Harvey

Not my first read by author but I believe it is my first OFFICIAL review & all! Something about this blurb really caught my eye. Yes, I have not read the previous 2 books in the series but this can be read as a stand-alone too and BOY WAS I GLAD I SIGNED UP FOR THIS ARC! In love with the story and characters is an under-statement! I loved everything about it, the angst the dirty…this might be a short review BECAUSE I DON’T WANT TO SPOILER ALERT anyone, but let me just say that it is on my TOP 2019 for a good reason!

So much I want to say BUT CAN’T!!!!!! Ugh! I will say that everything is intertwined! Savannah is miss-understood, actually she is not understood at all, what she has ever done and doing is all for her family. Lines can’t be crossed because well BECAUSE [parts of why i can’t say anything because of spoilers] but I will tell you that whatever people HEAR is not what they see. I feel for Savannah and the choices she is only left to take. Will she be able to stand on her own, for herself? Owen is a man that may have missed out but isn’t about to make that mistake again, but when lies, secret BIG SECRETS and little bit of danger threaten everything…will they both be able to become who they are together?!

This deserves so much more than 5 stars, I may not have read every single book by this author but the one’s I have, I have loved. This one tough takes the cake through and through! You get both POV, chemistry, all the feels, laughter, SWOON ROMANCE, suspense…it has it all!

TOP 2019 MUST READ LIST

Rating: ★★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Type: Book #3 of Series
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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R E V I E W ➠ Kiss Me Tonight by Emma Hart



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What do a wrong number text, a burning building, and a quirky florist have in common?
A hunky firefighter with an extra-large…hosepipe.
In hindsight, I never should have opened that text message. The last thing I needed first thing on a Monday was a picture of some stranger’s, um, eggplant, in my inbox.
I also should have replaced the batteries in my fire alarm, because my Friday night did not need to end with my apartment building going up in flames.
But it’s fine. It’s fine. Everything is fine.
I’m only lying in a hospital bed with more split ends than I’ve ever had, almost all my Earthly possessions have turned to ash, and apparently, they don’t serve wine to patients in this place.
But like I said, it’s fine.
Until he walks in.
The guy who saved my life. My hero. Noah Jacobs.
And the universe is amusing itself at my expense, because the dirty photo I woke up to on Monday?
It’s his.

RELEASE DATE: September 24, 2019

I’d kissed the literal man of my dreams.

-Reagan

“I’m starting to feel a little bit objectified,” he said, fighting a smile.
“That’ll be because I’m objectifying you,”

Not my first read by author but I believe my first official review! I have not read Book 1 in this series yet. I am going backwards but I don’t mind at all. The blurb alone in this is what got me! Plus I have read Emma Hart before and I LOVE her rom-com’s!

BEST START EVER! I now remember why I like the author’s books, FUN! Reagan receives a accidental text, by that I mean a man has send a DICK PIC to the wrong number. Of course, she freaks out then does the one thing you shouldn’t…she texts back! To her surprise, the Mystery man was quiet charming and funny over the text. They exchange a large amount of messages including personal information. Reagan is intrigued and want’s to know more about the mystery man.

Noah  is a sexy, single and handsome firefighter, New to town and when one night of drinking went wrong, with his phone that is…he is udderly surprised that his accidental message to a stranger went ANSWERED. In a form of funny and making him feel all kinds of right, for it being the wrong recipient. When a call comes through that a purple haired woman was in need of rescue during a fire, he can’t believe who he rescues.

From then on it really involves, a beautiful friendship, lots’f of laughter and swooning too! Reagan and Noah couldn’t be more opposite in ways but so similar in all the other! It was a fun book yes but very romantic, exciting and I didn’t want it to end.

A MUST READ!
Rating: ★★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Type: Book #2 of Series
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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R E V I E W ➠ Smoldered by Annie Dyer



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“I didn’t find it weird. It wasn’t like kissing a sister or something. I realized that when you were video calling the other night I wasn’t thinking about you like I would do a sister.”
“You know why that it?” She stepped towards him. “Because I’m not your sister. Funny that, isn’t it?”

He’s been saving her all her life, but can she save her heart from him?
Rayah Maynard’s loved her brother’s best friend for pretty much as long as she can remember, which unfortunately is the problem. He still sees her as the kid who he constantly needed to rescue whenever she got into trouble.
Jonny Graham has devoted himself to his three children and his career as a firefighter since his wife died when his youngest was just a baby. When his best friend’s sister starts setting him up on dates, he realizes she’s not the fearless kid who hung around with them, but can he trust her to keep herself – and his heart – safe?
Rayah wants to prove to Jonny she doesn’t need to be rescued anymore. When an arsonist puts the safety of the small town in jeopardy, she might have to choose – the man she’s loved for years or her town.
If she can stay safe enough to make that choice.

This steamy small town single dad, friends-to-lovers, firefighter romance is part of the Severton Search & Rescue series but can be read as a stand-alone.

RELEASE DATE: September 20, 2019

“I don’t mind saving you Rayah, I never did. I try to look after all my friends.”
And there it was. The sound of her heart being gently torn right down the middle.

She needed the sky with it’s stars and the moon to give her that room to calm.

-Rayah

New to me author and books, the Blurb is what got me! Also, I am not sure what happened but when I got to this ARC which I thought was releasing was the 27th of Sept. but I guess it was the 20th. So I am a bit late yes, but in my defense I really had it down on the 27th from the author. Either way, I am just glad I was able to get to it.

“You seriously offered to set him up on a date? With another woman?”

-Sorrell [Best Friend]

That’s how it all started, Rayah’s big idea of setting up the man she has been in love with, with another woman. Oh that’s right she was thinking that it would help him, help his children…when in all she has been ignoring HER ISSUES. Then the angst game begins and you’ll want to just push them two together. *sigh* but I totally understand her because gosh not only is he a handsome and sexy single father but also a firefighter and sweet, and rough and and… *sigh*

When they both come to an agreement, it’s all fun and sexy…but in reality how can Ray keep her heart safe…she know’s how, she can’t no matter what. And Jonny will never know that her heart will be crushed no matter what the outcome. But you can’t blame Jonny too much, he became a widower with three children, someone who saves people for a living couldn’t save his late wife. So I give him that but OUCH are there some scenes in here that would crack my stone black heart too. P.S. DIRTY FIREFIGHTER ALERT! *sizzling* I think the only reason I rather this a 4.5 is because of the heroine. She at times rubbed me the wrong way, in a way, I can’t explain it I just it was enough for me to make my decision you know! But over all I LOVED IT. The story line, the side characters, the scenes….great first read from a new author to me!

Rating: 4.5★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Type: Standalone
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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