R E V I E W ➠ Follow Me Darkly by Helen Hardt


(Follow Me #1)


I’ve always been a control freak. But he makes me crave submission
Working for a hotel heiress and social media influencer may not be my dream job, but at least it allows me time to do what I really love—take photographs. Pretty good for a wholesome farm girl from Kansas trying to make it in Boston. Life may not be easy working for a diva, but at least I know what to expect
Until blue-collar billionaire Braden Black strides into the office. He’s beyond handsome and sexy, but also domineering with a definite hard edge. I’m not sure why he’s interested in me, but within a few weeks, he’s showing me a world I never knew existed
He’s opened up a side of me I can only face in the dark, and it’s quickly becoming an obsession. How can I give up something this addictive—even if his secrets could ultimately destroy me?

RELEASE DATE: September 29, 2020

Not my first read by the author but sure has been a while since I have read her.

Braden and Kansas are polar opposite. I mean really opposite in everything but control. Where Braden is a alpha Kansas is a woman that thrives of control n her life. When these two come together it’s a heat explosion. They way they come together is that Kansas job as a assistant to a influencer, and Braden ends up commenting one something she has overlooked and it happened so fast from there. The moment Braden saw Kansas he just KNEW! What’s fascinating about this is the bedrooom, because both are in need of control and well let’s just say that it’s NOT what you expect.

That is all I am going to say because I rather not spoil it and this is something you want to experience. It was unexpected, sexy, emotional, real and let me just tell you about Braden…the hotness level is over the top. P.s. I had the privilege of receiving a beautiful package with the PAPERBACK ARC and I loved it!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Book 1 in Series
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Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑

R E V I E W ➠ Power Term by Kennedy L. Mitchell


(Power Play #5)


Everything we’ve fought for grinds to a halt with the attack—our future happy-ever-after now a lost hope as I’m abducted from the wreckage.
There’s a traitor in our midst who’s working alongside my long-term enemy, eager to destroy it all. He wants me to give up, to hand the life I’ve fought tooth and nail to achieve over to him. If I do, the pain will end, but others will suffer.
How much can I take before Trey saves me from the terrible fate they’ve promised if I don’t comply?
This is it, the moment where I have to make a choice.
Me or the millions who will suffer under the sociopath’s hand if I give him what he wants.
I might have been raised poor trailer trash, but that’s not who I am now.
My name’s Randi Sawyer, and I’m the president of the United States.
I will not bend. I will not break.

RELEASE DATE: September 21, 2020

Not my first read by the author and I have read plenty where I am familiar with her writing. That said this is Book #5 in a 5 book series, yes these books follow the same Hero and Heroine so I would not recommend skipping.

WOW! Talk about being on the edge the whole time. This is high on suspense and action but it does not lack the romance. This is the final conclusion to the 5 book series that follows the same hero and heroine. Obvious reasons I would not suggest reading out of order. I am debating if I want to give a lot out but I honestly don’t want to because this is much needed after the 4 books. Nothing is what it seems, on the edge scenes, mystery, action, little dark vibes, pretty much had it all. The HEA will have you swooning, crying and feelings ALL the feels. Highly recommend this whole series!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Book 5 in Series
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Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑

R E V I E W ➠ Wild Fire by Kristen Ashley


(Chaos #6.5)


The Chaos Motorcycle Club has won its war. But not every brother rode into the sunset with his woman on the back of his bike.
Chaos returns with the story of Dutch Black, a man whose father was the moral compass of the Club, until he was murdered. And the man who raised Dutch protected the Club at all costs. That combination is the man Dutch is intent on becoming.
It’s also the man that Dutch is going to go all out to give to his woman.

**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you’ll enjoy each one as much as we do.**

RELEASE DATE: September 22, 2020

Not my first read by the author, she happens to be my 3rd read ever many moons ago. I fell in love with this series and Kristen’s writing so I love her work!

Okay, at the very very beginning I was little skeptical of the heroine and you’ll see why but I gotta say that changed so quick and I absolutely udderly love the hero in this I’ll explain why but I fell in love with Georgiana just in love. Now the reason why I love this Hero Dutch because he is the son of Graham Black who unfortunately got killed when he was five and you met him in the Chaos Series, so when I saw this i about screamed i always wondered what will happen. I also have to say that this is a first time a NOVELLA made it in my TOP 2020 MUST READ.  Also good news but Jagger his brother gets a story too so happy days!

Okay so Jag asks Dutch for a favor, to go pick up his on/off girl’s sister from the airport because they both were stuck doing other stuff. Reluctantly Duck does him a solid. But he was no prepared for a woman that had a LONG AF opinion on overhead baggage bins. Looking back now that was hilarious and overly dramatic. That said because I don’t want to ruin this shorter story and will say that to me I wouldn’t suggest reading it alone, the Chaos series is something else on its own. But if you must this gives you enough information to go by. THAT said, this really shows when 2 characters are so many to be, that your heart flourishes with them. I loved their banner, their honestly, their fucking amazing connection and mostly because our heroine here is a very confident curvy gorgeous woman that the hero admires throughout. It’s sweet, fun, romantic, suspenseful, mystery, action and SO ROMANTIC! The heart on this level 15!! *sigh happily* because I already want to re read and have more please!!!!! 

Rating: 5 out of 5.

TOP 2020 MUST READ!
Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: 6.5 Novella
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R E V I E W ➠ The Devil’s Crown Part II by Monica James


(The Devil’s Crown #2)


With the enemy dead, my throne awaits my return. But the reason I’m still standing is being held captive by another foe.
I’ll move heaven and hell to find her, but when I do, everything changes forever. Ella is broken, broken because of me.
The only way to save her is to return to the ruthless leader I once was.
A war has been waged, and to win, I need to kill every last traitor and rebuild my kingdom to make her feel safe once more.
However, this war is like no other. And my enemy won’t stop until one of us is dead. But he doesn’t stand a chance. None of them do.
I’m a bad man. And I’m okay with that.
This is my world.
My rules.
I’m the goddamn king, and it’s time to adjust my crown.

RELEASE DATE: September 21, 2020

His kisses are nothing I’ve experienced before.
He takes my breath away, but I’d happily expire because I can never get enough of him,

-Ella

Not my first read by the author and I have read plenty to say that I love her works. Her Dark Romance way is on another level. That said I love you Monica but my god was the first 20% of this HARD for me to read. I won’t lie but I am kind of sick of Willow and Saint in all this and was hoping they’d fade away and not have to be involved especially her like she did. It truly to my bone made me sick, I’m sorry to have to say all this but it’s the truth and I absolutely hate anything related to the hero or heroine willingly and in front of one another be with other people, I know it’s a dark romance but I won’t lie when I was expecting less of that in this book so the first 20% was hard to swallow down and I had to take a break from reading for me to calm down. Maybe I invest too much in the characters but that type of stuff is a HUGE HUGE HUGE turn off for me. That was so not necessary in my mind. I’m going to need a hot minute to be able to continue but I pray that it doesn’t get bigger into THIS than it did.

Okay at 30% and I take it back what I saw was horrific but what happened to Ella in that bedroom, I think I actually threw up in my mouth, that was utterly disgusting. I don’t even know if I want to go on after this…I’m sorry after she realized her plan backfired I would have blown my cover or I don’t know tried harder but that THAT was fucking disgusting to read in all the levels, I felt bad for her but I was more disgusted!

Oh God Alek, you failed Ella so hard ;'( and poor Ella you plan backfired with life. *sad sigh*

This is not going to be a pretty review because I can”t emphasize enough how much I feel like this is just a 2 book continuance of All The Pretty Things because I was already annoyed with how much Saint and Willow were in part 1 and now this, this took it to another level. I get it I do but to be honest I was over Saint and Willow with their books and was okay to see them in Book 1 but did not expect them to be this much THIS MUCH in book 2 already, I roll my eyes every time he shows so much affection to Willow and that kiss, EW no I don’t care who you are but that was not necessary not was it in any way sad or accepted, to me that is. I am not a happy camper and only barely at 40% which sucks because I was really looking forward to the conclusion of ALEK & ELLA but what I got so far is I don’t know, I honestly don’t know. I jut can’t justify their love because I thought we were past that but keep coming back to it. I personally could not focus on Alek or Ella for the whole 40% of the book.

The worse part for me in all this is that right now at 56% I can’t form feelings for both of them, too much has happened and when i mean too much i mean A LOT and I just can’t how do I express it, I can;t feel the connection between Alek and Ella anymore…which to me makes it like i’m just reading words. That beginning really shook me and I am now here lost…as they seem to be. The boat situation was kind of slow going and I can’t get the romance feeling anymore which really sucks because I was SO LOOKING FORWARD to that here…all I feel right now if whiplash from the yacht situation.

Now getting loser to the end and I gotta say one thing I AM A EMOTIONAL READER I really invest myself into these characters that’s why my reviews are different, I tend to review as I read because of my emotions and this proves it. But I haven’t been disappointed in a while and it has noting to do with the author’s writing but the scenes, outcomes, characters…just plain was not ready for this and not in a good way. The scene on the yacht after the kids ordeal (you’ll see what I mean) really had me baffled due to the fact of what had just happened and on top of that what Ella told Alek and then the outcome to be what THEY DID, I honestly can’t say I felt the love, the compassion, the romance…nothing. It felt unreal to me just words and I hate it because the beginning really messed me up. The best part about this so far is that once they are THEM in a way I remind myself back to when they first met and their chase and their connection…some really trigger y moments in this and some personal ones, so that of course played a deal too. But I am going in to finish this and will be back with a last paragraph to conclude my review, sorry it’s so long I just WANT to feel it but can’t seem to get over it.

The last 25ish % were back to business, action, revenges, killing, blood shed, romance, darkness…it grabs you again or it grabbed me again, the plans the outcomes, it was all so familiar and I started to get the feeling again which of course was caused because of Alek and Ella of course. I did not see the outcome it was rather intense and definitely if you are not into bloodshed and the DARK it will be quiet a show. The fight for love may not have come easy or conventional to Alek and Ella but still breathtaking. To conclude it all now that I am so conflicted because the ending really got me really got me I even cried but the beginning messed me up so much, I am conflicted. I want you to know reading this review that this is with a heavy heart giving this a 4.5 stars but I am true to myself and to me this dark line crossed over a little too far for me at times. My opinions and feelings just expressing them, doesn’t mean it isn’t for you this is mere look into my feelings towards reading it from page one to end. P.s. there is no epilogue unless I missed it somehow, wish there was a little more of a conclusion unless we are also getting something additional.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥
Triggers: Death/killing, Blood, Hero/Heroine with other characters
Standalone/Series: Part two of a Duo
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R E V I E W ➠ The Game Changer by Samantha Lind


(Indianapolis Eagles #8)


Johnathan
The one word I didn’t think I’d have to accept so soon—retirement.
Never playing again was my new reality, along with all the other symptoms that came along with my career-ending injury.
Just as I’m learning to deal with my new normal, life throws me another challenge, but this one might just be the game-changer that alters my life for the better.
Jill
I’ve always been focused. School. Graduation. Opening my own business.
I didn’t see myself settling down anytime soon, I had an empire to build.
I definitely didn’t expect a newly retired hockey player would bulldoze his way into my life.
Maybe it’s time I focus on more than just my business.
The more time we spend together, the more I realize I can have more than one focus.
Sometimes, when one chapter closes, it makes room for another…

RELEASE DATE: September 17, 2020

Not my first read by the author but I am jumping in a little too late since this is book 8 but I have read one other book in this series. I read the blurb and the cover caught my attention and here we are.

I was pleasantly surprised at this. The hero and heroine were so honest and upfront with one another and it was refreshing. Jonathan was charming, broody, smart and just a man not sure what to do after his devastating news at the doctors. Jill is a woman after my own heart, strong, loyal, smart, funny, beautiful and just real. She makes it a point to be there for John but the way she does it is so just heartfelt and welcoming. So when they two start dating it may be new but their connection is mesmerizing to watch. You will get fully invested in these twoa nd the life they are trying to live on their own and build together, I am so glad I had a chance to review this…really fell in love with them two. Always love a meant to be hero and heroine because their banter, romance and pain just seems more real to me.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Book 8 in Series
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Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑

R E V I E W ➠ Edge of Tomorrow by Freya Barker


(Arrow’s Edge MC #3)


Solitude and motor oil meets soul food and wariness
I’m a grease-stained enigma.
A watcher, a protector, an ex-con, and a mechanic.
My name is Brick.
I’m old enough to know good things come to those who wait, and hungry enough to go after what I want.
I am a proud independent.
A nurturer, a cook, a casualty, and a grandparent.
My name is Lisa.
I’m cautious enough to keep my distance, and too wise to let a chance at love pass me by.
We seem unmatched—in race, in history, in lifestyle—but when tragedy leaves a baby in our care and a target on our backs, we discover the strength of family.
Unified.

RELEASE DATE: September 21, 2020

Not my first read by the author, I actually she’s been one of my secret hidden I LOVE her books author. I honestly have not read any books by her that I did not like, something about her writing style just appeals to me.

So the hero and heroine here are in their late 40’s meaning they are also grandparents. So the hero is a rough MC who is 50 and has had his share of life, the one daughter he does have he lost contact with many years ago. Two years is how long this man has waited to make his move only to be send into hyper speed of romance when the time does come. The heroine, she is super sweet, loving and smart. Taking care of her childs children, raising them since they were little enough…she doesn’t have time for anything else. She likes her job being the cook at the MC and that’s that. WRONG! She didn’t know what she was missing until that kiss. Since this is a MC you know you will get action, mystery, suspense, danger, dark..but what’s beautiful about this si the love between the hero and heroine, it’s not over the top no, but by gosh it’s so sweet makes you melt. Something about a big strong MC man to melt your heart when he calls you SUGAR!

Absolutely recommend her books to anyone that loves older characters, old school love, romance, passion, dirty sex but in the best way possible and just plain REAL!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: Death
Standalone/Series: Book 3 in Series
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R E V I E W ➠ Tempted by Love by Melissa Foster


(The Steeles at Silver Island #1)


Years ago, bestselling author Jack “Jock” Steele lost his girlfriend and baby in a horrific accident that drove a wedge between Jock and his family, keeping him from sharing a devastating secret. An aging philanthropist saved him from the brink of despair, and for a decade Jock cared for his ailing friend who became his family. Now his friend has passed away and left him a fortune—on the condition that he publishes another book. Jock is floundering, unsure how to rebuild the life he’d walked away from, much less find his muse, have another relationship with a woman, or even think about having a family of his own. But he can’t get his sweet, sexy new friend, single-mother Daphne Zablonski out of his head, and her adorable toddler must know something he doesn’t, because she wraps her tiny fingers around his heart and won’t let go
Daphne has been through the wringer with her ex-husband and doesn’t believe true love is in the cards for her. Friends she can handle, but letting a man see her mom bod naked? Especially someone as strikingly handsome and unbelievably sexy as Jock? No, thank you. Besides, she has a toddler to chase after and enough fictional boyfriends to fill her lonely nights. If only her book boyfriends could make her body tingle the way one look from her mysterious neighbor does
As Jock and Daphne’s friendship turns to something too tempting to deny, their lives take an unexpected turn. Can a man who has lost everything find redemption with a woman who has everything to lose? And then there’s that secret…

RELEASE DATE: September 9, 2020

First off MF is not new to me in any way. She’s been one of my very first many moons ago and I’ve read enough of her books to be filly invested. That said, I was scared to read this because I just had a feeling it was going to be very emotional. Once I dived it I couldn’t stop, beware right away that you probably want to have tissue near because I cried my little eyes out. What a heartbreaking story of two people who have over come so much differently yet same pain.

The heroine is a single mom not only kind of starting over but more importantly, starting over after not only her heart was broken but for her daughter. To be with a man that did that to her and her child, BROKE MY HEART. The hero, my gosh the hero I loved through and through, he wasn’t broken but u fixable, every time he ran from the heroines little daughter my heart was torn, when I found out his past and to why he is the way he is NO ONE should ever suffer through that. The pain he endured is unimaginable, yet he was still living day by day, maybe not so much living but alive and taking it day by day. When these two collided it’s been a year and more in the making. Watching little Hadley with her Dock (Hero’s name is Jack but the man he took care of called him Jock for the hecks of it and it kept in honor of him) but little Hadley the heroines daughter calls him Dock. It’s the sweetest thing in the world. The fun part about all this is that both hero and heroine come from being twins. This beautiful story broke my heart over and over. I hung to every page, anticipation, the kisses, the little girl with her big broken man…heartwarming and I deem this book on my TOP 2020 MUST READ list!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

TOP 2020 MUST READ!
Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Book 1 in Series
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Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑

R E V I E W ➠ Flirting with 40 by K. Bromberg




RELEASE DATE: September 15, 2020

Not my first read by the author and I have to be honest I was a little worried about reading this because I really do not like the hero to be the younger one. At the beginning I was set to put it into a category but the more I read the more I freaking fell in love with Slade. My god did I fall hard!

This is not your typical hero younger heroine older romance because it’s so much more. Not only does the heroine in here gain everything back mainly herself thanks for the hero but she teaches him a few things along the way. The hero is a 31 year old that is a new Cardiac Surgeon and the heroine is a 39 year old woman working for the came company looking for that promotion, a company that wants to take it back or rather forward tot he youth. She is a divorcee to a man that not only didn’t know her but also left her for a younger woman who is her identical twin almost. When she ends up in a bar alone trying to nurse her no not broken heart but the new manager hired, who is out to get her…Slade slides in just as he belonged there from the beginning. Their conversation is not to typical and when she meant to blow him off to leave her alone because why would a younger very sexy man want to be talking to her old grumpy ass she is surprised to learn quick that Slade is not a push over and a man who is genuinely a good human being. These two get into all kinds of trouble and the main kind of it all, the love trouble. I can’t say more because honestly this is a book to live through…I promise you that you will LOVE this no matter what type of reader you are. It’s fun, flirty, genuine, romantic, funny, heart breaking, sweet…it has it all. I am so happy I gave this my all because I got all from it. p.s. beware of their stolen kisses, stolen touches and the real real feeling of two people genuinely interested in one another and the BUTTERFLIES!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

TOP 2020 MUST READ!
Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Standalone
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R E V I E W ➠ My Fallen Saint by J. Kenner


(Fallen Saint #1)


His touch is her sin.
Her love is his salvation
Charismatic. Confident. Powerful. Controlling
A brilliant investor with a Midas touch, Devlin Saint turned a modest inherited fortune into billions, and now operates one of the world’s foremost international philanthropic organizations. He’s a man determined to help the underprivileged, to fight injustice, and to make the world a better place. And that, at least is true
It’s not, however, the full truth
Because Devlin Saint is a man with a dangerous secret. One he’ll do whatever it takes to protect. And when investigative reporter Ellie Holmes turns her attention to an unsolved murder, she finds herself caught in a web of intrigue and passion as Devlin draws her closer and closer. But as the intensity and sensuality of their relationship grows, so do Ellie’s suspicions. Until she is no longer certain if the heat between her and Devlin is real, or only a facade he constructed to hide his dark and twisted secrets.

RELEASE DATE: September 15, 2020

Not my first read by the author. She’s actually one of my first 5 author’s I read gosh many moons ago so to say I am very familiar with her writing is little to say. I am aware of her style and do enjoy both the suspense and BDSM kink style she does well. 

I am not going to lie but this almost turned me off completely. It’s one thing for the heroine to have something with another random guy but just her being THAT type of woman, is a HUGE turn off for me. Sets the mood for me for the rest of the book and something I don’t look forward to because any ‘romantic’ relationship with the hero is tainted for me. Personal opinion so not saying someone doesn’t like that type of debacle at the beginning of the book. To say I was surprised it didn’t turn towards the ‘me cringing if they sleep with other people is an understatement. I was actually expecting it while the heroine is strong yes but to me at times overbearing, I mean fits perfect since she is an ex-cop turned reporter. But the heroine is definitely hard I will say that, stubborn and yet at the end of part one (YES THIS IS A CLIFFY) we see a very vulnerable side of her. The hero is two faced and no not in the way you’re thinking. I don’t want to give out anything since this is a mystery suspense Romance with a lot of Angst, i will say that. It’s catching and entertaining, I was a little put off at the beginning won’t lie, but throughout the book I was swept away from the suspense and mystery. Everything you think is ISN’T. p.s. the cliffy kind of was not a WOW to me, I went in forgetting it’s one and predicted the ending once I realized. Also we have to wait till January 2021 so like 4 years in reader world for part 2! Will be worth it because this book is a J. Kenner through and through!!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Book 1 of Series
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Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑

R E V I E W ➠ Say It Ain’t So by Lani Lynn Vale


(SWAT Generation 2.0 #9)


He should’ve never left his house. He should’ve stayed at home. He has a legitimate excuse—he’s running a fever and he’s fairly sure he’s developing pneumonia. He should have called in sick…but he doesn’t.
He goes to work, because his team is relying on him.
First, he has to sign about eight thousand calendars—all from women who purchased said calendars to benefit the Fallen Officer fundraiser. And when he’s done with that, he has to endure a television interview along with the rest of the SWAT team seeing as they made national news with their ‘Hot SWAT’ calendar that’s sold a million copies to women all over the world.
Needless to say, when Samuel Adams walks into the pharmacy hours later, he only has one thing on his mind. Ibuprofen.
Sadly, he never gets to the Ibuprofen. Mostly because before he gets there, he finds a junkie waving a gun around threatening to kill anybody that moves.
He’s running a fever. That has to be the reason that the girl in the corner begins cursing up a storm and drawing the junkie’s attention. Has to be. 

RELEASE DATE: September 8, 2020

Not my first read by the author, love all her books I’ve read and a long time fan of her books. This is Book 9 and I ‘ve read all the previous books as well.

I wasn’t sure what to expect from this one but learned that you never know what to expect from a LLV book. It’s always a fun, sexy and sweet surprise. This one was no different, right off the bat when their little VERY UNIQUE cute-meet happened. This is a unique story because of the medical condition of the heroine and not knew that the hero is alpha yes but in his own unique way himself. His dedication, loyalty and heart is something every man should strive to have. The side characters in this are perfectly pared, the scenes, actions..even a little suspense. All in all I don’t want to give out too much because this one was really unexpectedly unique in the best ways possible.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Book 9 in Series
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Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑