R E V I E W ➠ Bad Liar by Lauren Rowe



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Swallowing lies has never felt so good.
Reed freaking Rivers. I wouldn’t trust a word out of the arrogant music mogul’s mouth if his gold-plated tongue were notarized. The Man with the Midas Touch would say anything to get me into his bed, and I know it. But that doesn’t mean I don’t want him to succeed.
Indeed, the moment I laid eyes on Reed while he was speaking at an on-campus event I’d crashed, my body physically ached to feel his golden fingers—and tongue—all over me. Unfortunately, though, I can’t give into my powerful craving to jump Reed’s cocky bones. Not until I’ve figured out my best strategy with him . . .
The truth is Reed has something I desperately want. Something my heart desires even more than my body craves one night of delicious fun with the yummiest man alive. Reed assumes he’s running this game of seduction. He thinks he’s a thirty-four-year-old big cat on the prowl, and I’m nothing but a blushing twenty-one-year old field mouse with stars in my eyes.
Yeah . . . no.
As Reed is about to find out, he’s not the only cat on the hunt in this game of cat-and-mouse . .

BAD LIAR is the first book of the standalone REED RIVERS TRILOGY. The full trilogy is BAD LIAR, BEAUTIFUL LIAR, and BELOVED LIAR, to be read in order.

RELEASE DATE: February 24, 2020

Not my first read by author, the reason I signed up for this truly because the blurb promised so much (also i love dark romances) but the cover as well, I mean you can’t go wrong with Joseph. Sadly from the first few pages it did not live up to the blurb for me already. I don;t know how to put it but the atmosphere for me was not pleasant. I don’t know how to explain the feeling but if you’re an avid reader you might understand when reading something that just rubs you the wrong way. It’s a story of a older man that had something, then lost it all so young only to work his way back up all alone and his hard work paid off. The heroine is a younger woman just graduating college, in the same field as the hero. They first laid eyes on one another when the hero held a speech at the heroine’s college.

I don’t know but I was expecting a little bit more romance and not just an arrogant and asshole hero and a sex crazed immature young heroine. I really do get the idea and the whole thing but for me, not my cup of tea and I was really excited for this one. I know other people may enjoy this type of read, and I want to emphasize on MY OPINION not everyone’s that said, I wish i the best but I will not be seeking an ARC for book #2 or #3. The one amazing thing for me is the author’s writing, it was smooth transitions, beautiful words that flowed together, and I can always appreciate that.

Things that made me not enjoy the book:
-In the first pages the hero is young (meaning the previous) which is fine but he was rather engaged in other activities that obviously did not involve the heroine — so okay, I moved on past that.
-Then we get another woman who has meaning in hero’s life along with being an ex lover or current whichever way you want to look at it, and that one turned me off from the hero right away. And the fact that I got THAT before he even met the heroine.
-Let’s talk about the heroine, from the beginning I did not like her, she seems immature and sex crazed to me, I don’t like woman like that and it turned me off. Just not my cup of tea!

Rating: ★★★★
Romance: ♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Type: Book #1 of Trilogy
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R E V I E W ➠ Better Than Sexy by Carly Phillips



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Insta-love only happens in the movies.
Insta-lust? That she’d buy into.
Until she meets take-charge club owner Landon Bennett and falls head over heels at a glance.

When hot as sin Landon Bennet offers sexy songstress Vivienne Clark a summer residency at his popular Manhattan nightclub, it’s the opportunity of a lifetime and she can’t resist. Add in the man’s obvious interest and seductive attention and life is perfect. Until she puts together the pieces of his past. Fate might have brought them together, but is the intimate relationship they’ve been building strong enough to overcome one painful fact. She’s the sister of the man who killed his twin.

RELEASE DATE: February 25, 2020

Not my first read by the author and I have read the other books in the series! Fell in love with book #1!! I though I’d be ready for it to be over, and this one was intense and full of twist and turns!

Landon is a man of power, with strong friends behind him, watching them fall in love…he is very happy for them but longs to find the same. Vivi is a talented woman who is looking for a break, a break that Landon might be handing her. When they meet, it’s sizzling, when they touch..melting but their pasts just might have more in common then they thing and when Vivi realizes it, she is thrown back far enough to try and get out of Landon’s reach. But Landon is not a quieter and will do anything to have her.

Rating: 4.5★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Type: Book #3 of Series
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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R E V I E W ➠ Beautifully Broken Control by Catherine Cowles



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A woman trying to rebuild her life.
Kennedy is doing all she can to escape, to prove that she’s not the monster her father was. A simple life of peace and service is all she needs.
A man haunted by a past he can’t forget.
Cain has buried his demons under layers of control and success. The only thing he needs is his company and his solitude. Certainly not a woman with captivating green eyes filled with ghosts so similar to his own.
He’s a reminder of the life she’s left behind. And she’s a threat to his tightly guarded control. As sparks fly between them, they discover that what they might need most is each other.
But with pasts like theirs…you never know when darkness might descend.

RELEASE DATE: February 18, 2020

NEW to me author! I have been wanting to read this author’s books but always have enough or too much on my plate at all given time. Therefore, I am starting with book #4 because I like to be a rebel and will most likely read backwards, but eh, I don’t mind at all. I was lucky enough to have received the sweetest book mail that included this gorgeous paperback signed & was very careful not to bend it too much. I am SO GLAD I read this, so glad because not only did I fall in love with the story but also the author’s writing style and the characters.

Now since I have not read the previous books, I was also going in a little blind and I gotta say that enough info was there for me to read it on it’s own. I absolutely fell in love with both the hero and heroine! Their connection and just the way they are around one another…it’s so sweet with a hint of fun and sizzling. I think for a first time reader I will be most definitely reading more and of course the previous books as well.

A heartbreaking story of two lost souls trying to navigate through life, and dear old fate is right there to help. Very beautiful, romantic, heartfelt, sweet, swoony and sizzling!! Highly recommended!

Rating: ★★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Type: Book #4 of Series
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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R E V I E W ➠ No Strings Attached by Jiffy Kate



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My name is Jude Harris and I’m an adrenaline junkie. If it makes my heart pound and my blood rush, I’m all in. That’s how I ended up at the sex club.
It was supposed to be one night of fun.
No names.
No professions.
No small talk.
Perfect anonymity.
One hundred percent no strings attached.
I thought I could handle the rules, but that was before I saw her.
I should’ve walked away and forgotten the whole thing. Coulda, shoulda, woulda… didn’t.

She told me not to get attached, but I did it anyway. If I thought our first sexual encounter changed my life, the second one rearranged my future. 

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She’s turned on. She wants me. And she tastes lie good and evil all wrapped into one.

-Henry

Not my first read by the ladies Jiffy Kate and I will say that their books are a INSTA-READ to me. I absolutely love their writing and was excited for this one very much! I do have to first off say that this is something totally different FOR ME from them, meaning I have read almost every book they have written and this is something different. This is mostly HIS POV until about Chapter 23 when you get Quinn the heroine.

Henry is a dare-devil, risk-taker, will try anything once. That’s why he is at a sex club, blindfolded and being bid on. When a woman that not only smells great but feels great bids on him, it’s on. And I mean that in every sexy sexual way I can. Half the fun was not being able to see her but feel everything!

Quinn is a woman that isn’t afraid to say or show what she wants. She is a mysterious woman through out the book, but when she bid on a man that called to her, the night they spend even only a short amount of time, was the most amazing time of their lives.

When lines get blurred for Henry, he is repeatedly rejected until fate stepped in. I don’t want to give out too much, but will say that my rating had a lot to do with the fact that out heroine was so mysterious and what was given, I did not like. Here is why the 4 star, without giving out too much:

-Having only his pov from the beginning to almost end, took out the romance for me (because even though i dont mind single pov’s, I did not enjoy our hero being the one pinning)
-Don’t get me wrong, the sex in this was AH-MAH-ZING and sizzling but there I say it, it was a lot of it and just not enough romance to balance it out FOR ME.
-Again, the fact that I was not able to connect with the heroine because of the lack of her and what was given of her, was unconventional and at times un-emotional.

All that said, I really think because I was expecting one thing and got another from the ladies, threw me off and of course the not able to connect with the heroine part. And by the way by the time I got to a little more of her, I was already so upset and disconnected that I couldn’t do it in such a short time. I really really debated on 4 or 4.5 stars and sadly I just can’t get over what hurt me the most. As I always say I am always honest with my review’s even with author I LOVE..always honestly. Therefore what I said, is all my opinion and for me. You may feel different. No bashing just simply being honest.

Rating: ★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Type: Standalone
Recommended: ☑
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R E V I E W ➠ Rock Bottom by Emily Goodwin



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Rory’s life is a mess. After getting dumped by her boyfriend, let go from her job, and losing her apartment, she takes a chance on a new job in a new town. Things can’t get any worse, right?
Wrong.
When the foundation of Dean Dawson’s life crumbles to pieces at his feet, he swears off relationships of any kind and goes back to a life of bachelorhood, loving and leaving different women every night.
After dodging what could possibly be the world’s worst blind date, Rory finds herself face to face with Dean—a temptation she knows she should avoid. It’s just one night, and there’s no harm in having a little fun.
Wrong again.
They say when you hit rock bottom the only way to go is up, but nothing is ever that simple.

RELEASE DATE: February 17, 2020

I want to get lost, not just in sex, but in her.

-Dean

Not my first read by the author, and I am so excited we get another Dawson Family book!! Right off the bat I remember how much I hated Kara from the previous books, and ugh wishing very much she “accidentally” gets pushed in front of a bus. Also, I feel for Dean, really not fair they way it all happened.

When one night of “fate” if you will, Dean and Rory run into one another…things heat up pretty fast and not knowing of one another, they hit it off and have the most amazing one-night. A one-night stand Rory is not sure the rules of, but assumes Dean is very familiar and experienced in that part. But things are never as they seem….

Dean is done with relationships while Rory is done with non-commitment men. So, where do they go from here?

Not wanting to give out too much because this is a A LOT is happening type of book. I am happy to revisit some of the older Dawson characters, as always fun, sass and lots of kids. The heroine and hero have a unusual relationship. I do have a few nicks about them: Dean; he started off with me knowing what he wanted he was set in stone then one we got to the end, he was very wishy/washy like, just felt like a ping-pong for a little with him. Rory: she was very clear on what she wanted from the beginning I liked that about her, very nerdy, cute…and aside from reminding me a lot of the author hehe I don’t think I have any nicks about her, once I have finished it all. I did a little predict the ending but all in all it was a fun read & I am glad Dean got a story.

I now am wishing that Rory’s brother Mason, also gets a story!!

Rating: ★★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Type: A Dawson Family Novel
Recommended: ☑
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R E V I E W ➠ Catch by Evelyn Montgomery



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Hunter
One look. One touch. One sound of her beautiful voice, and I’m hooked.
Like a dream I never want to wake up from, she pulls me in and wraps me around her.
Consumed. Driven with need. Fueled by an unrelenting desire to make her mine.
One night, I take more than she has ever given before, which only leaves me wanting more.
Needing more. Craving more.
She’s the one I’ve waited for my whole life.
I’ll be damned if I let anyone, including our families, stand in our way.
She trusts me. Hungers for me, just like I want only to covet her. Forever.
But, there is one twist neither of us see coming.
A curveball, no one could ever have expected.
Still, I hold on tight to her light. Her beauty.
She’s my Angel.
Something about her makes me feel like I found heaven on earth.
She’s my best Catch, and I’m not letting her go.
Ever.

RELEASE DATE: February 14, 2020

Not my first read by the author. I am used to romantic-suspense and so when I got this, a sweet more swooney romance, I was thrown by it a little. So prepare, this is something different from the author, in a good way. Get ready to have your panties swooned right off by Hunter!

This is a story of two lost souls that live two very different lives, from the beginning. When Hunter and Rochelle meet, it’s by accident or fate. Rochelle gives Hunter a run for his money, he has to work hard at even getting her to go on a date with him, when he succeeds it’s a slow-sizzling-burn…he just can’t get enough of her. But having come from different lives, how long can they both maneuver the obstacles now society throws at them for being so different and not meant to be in their eyes? Watch these two try to navigate it, all while holding on to themselves.

This was a very sweet, fast love, opposite attract, beautiful and painful romance. Hunter is very swoony and you’ll fall in love with him right away, Rochelle our heroine is a little here and there for me because she started off very very shy and she springs up form time to time which throws me off each time. But them together, is simply beautiful. Sports romance with a twist!

Rating: 4.5★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Type: Standalone
Recommended: ☑
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R E V I E W ➠ Playing To Win by Stacey Lynn



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It was a three-week fling. Nothing more than a couple of college kids having some fun, but then I did the stupid thing and fell for Jude Taylor quicker than he can score a goal on the ice. And after one beautiful night together, he left for the pros before I could make my first cup of coffee.
I thought I’d put him behind me. I thought I’d moved on. Then he hobbles into my physical therapy office and I realize how absolutely wrong I’ve been—there’s no getting over Jude Taylor.
But now things are complicated. Jude lives half a country away and his career is in direct opposition to my need for stability. Most of all, getting involved with him could mean losing my job and everything I’ve worked so hard for.
Jude doesn’t seem to mind one bit and he’s all in. He might be a patient in my office, but he’s no longer the patient guy I remember.
This time, he’s playing to win, and the prize he’s looking to score is me.

RELEASE DATE: February 10, 2020

She wiggles her fingers in a gimme gimme gesture. “Give me all the meat.” As soon as she says it her cheeks match her hot pink scarf and matching hat. I open my mouth, but she waves her hand. “Don’…don’t say it. I walked right into that. Made it easy.” “Sweetie, you can walk right into my meat any day. I’m always that easy.”

New to me author & books! I originally wanted to sign up for this but got busy and forgot then I heard so much good about it, I knew I had to give it a try to get an ARC either way I was going to read this beauty because that’s what it is, I fell in love with it from the first pages. Something about it captivated me and held that through the whole book.

This is a sweet sports romance. We have the heroine Katie who is a sweetheart, sassy, beautiful and smart. And the hero Jude who is the bad-ass professional hockey player and a big one at that, handsome, rugged and has a huge heart. I loved them both together. These two met 5 years ago and spend a little time together before they were separated by time…forward to when Katie runs into Jude almost literary, their spark has never died. But Katie doesn’t know if she can trust him again only to break her heart. This is a story of two people who met and are meant to be but time is a tricky thing but fate is an even trickier…so which way will they go again?

Rating: ★★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Type: Book #3 of Series
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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R E V I E W ➠ The Stand Out by Donna Alam



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Blackmail is such an dirty word . . .
I need a plus-one for a wedding.
A stand in.
And when my friend’s start dropping names, I panic.
But then an idea hits me in the shape of Archer Powell.
Tall, dark, and gorgeous. Check!
Looks good in a suit. Check!
The office heartthrob,
He’s picture perfect for the position.
Maybe even a few of them.
Dear Archer Powell,
You are cordially invited
Your presence is requested
Your attendance is mandatory . . .
But what happens when your stand-in is a stand out?
Do you dare to fall in love?

The Stand Out features a quirky girl and the office heartthrob who are office enemies with (blackmailed) benefits. It’s full of fun, fire, and f—sexytimes!

RELEASE DATE: February 4, 2020

Not my first read by the author, I have read actually a lot of the author’s books & this one caught my eye, the blurb first then the cover. This author has amazing covers, I will give her that. That said, she also is a 50/50 hit for me, meaning I’ve read some I was not able to connect with and the other’s were obviously amazing.

Heather get’s dumped at the worst time ever. She goes into a frenzy on her birthday out with her friends and they declare she attend the wedding alone, because female empowerment and screw society rules. But, Heather is not ready for that statement, she needs to go with someone….

Archer Powell, a self-centered, hot and I know it, know-it-all who works at the same place as her…but rumors circling is that he would never be repeating a office-romance again. But then again, she has barely spoken to the man so no way would he ever be a candidate. Archer is a man that gets what he wants, and deep down has a big heart.

Now, I enjoyed the story I did but again, somehow the hero rubbed me the wrong way. He wasn’t romantic alpha but more just pushy type. I didn’t get a vibe from him, and I am so sad to say because I’ve read this author’s other books and loved the hero’s. Could just be me but that’s how he came off to me. That said, because of him mainly is why my rating. It is a office-romance and a fun one at that, the heroine is strong and sassy and I still enjoyed it all. And I will keep reading because I know I’ll get a great hero vibe again from her.

Rating: ★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Type: Standalone
Recommended: ☑
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R E V I E W ➠ Savage Hunter by Lisa Renee Jones



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Rick Savage, but they call him Savage and for a reason. He can make you laugh and then rip your heart out. No one knows that more than me, Candace Marks, the woman he left bleeding from the heart. I loved him. Lord help me, I’ve never stopped loving him.
Now, I’m engaged to another man, a brutal man I’m trapped into marrying, when to my shock, Savage returns home. Savage who I haven’t heard from in years. I want to hate him. I have every reason to hate him, but I can’t. I still love him and I fear he will save me just to leave me bleeding one last time. He stirs my desires, a dark, delicious, and dangerous man destined to hurt me and leave me. This time I’m not sure I’ll survive.

RELEASE DATE: December 17, 2019

“Why are you here, Rick Savage?” He fixes me in a deep blue stare, and I swear I’m drifting in a sea of this man’s making. “To meet you. I just didn’t know it yet.”

Not my first read by the author, the blurb in this is what caught my eye. Dark Romance lover and all! Also forewarning this is a cliffhanger…there are two more books to come.

Now without giving out too much, this is a dark romance…a very ROMANTIC dark romance that has a lot of beautiful scenes as well as sexy, passionate, hateful, love….it kind of is a full dark romance package. I was pleasantly surprised to have really enjoyed this, a lot!

There are back and forth parts, meaning, you get a look of the past and present. The heroine and hero are so beautiful together, when that is torn apart…even a decade can’t keep them apart…even though it just might kill them this time…will they be able to come back together? The cliffhanger is dramatic enough but book #2 takes off right where it ended. That’ll be another review, but definitely would recommend this start!

Rating: 4.5★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Type: Book #1 of Trilogy
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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R E V I E W ➠ Bullseye by Monica James



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For twelve long years, I’ve breathed, I’ve bled for only one thing…
Revenge.
Four men took something from me, something which can never be replaced. That one night changed the lives of so many and taught me that monsters are real.
But I also learned I’m the biggest monster of them all.
Nothing and no one will stand in my way of redemption because those men…they’re now three. The fourth—he is the reason they call me Bullseye. They can run, but sooner or later, I’ll find them, just as I did with their friend. They’re already dead…they just don’t know it yet.
My plan was simple until I met her. A fierce tiger who had the power to break my heart. Lucky for me…she can’t break what’s already broken. I am no longer a man because the world is a jungle, and we’re all just animals—ready to tear one another apart.

RELEASE DATE: February 20, 2020

I wanted to thread my hands through her long hair and pull–hard–until she’s squirming begging me to stop. I want to bite her, bind her, mark her because her purity is contagious and I wonder if I can steal it to erase the tarnish burdening my soul.

-Bull

Not my first read by the author nor last, I tell you that. I fell in love with Monica James’ books from the first book i picked up and it has just gotten better and better. Now this, this ladies and gents is THE RIGHT WAY to do a dark-romance! Also, p.s. don’t read this at the gym! Just satin’

“Moments later, the heavens pen and dump angel piss all over me. -Bull

I don’t know where to start with this but let’s start at the beginning, where out hero has waited 12 long years for his revenge. When he is free to plan his revenge, nothing can come in his way. He is ruthless, big, muscular, tattooed, experienced in surviving, a cold blooded man. A shell of his former self, something he thinks he deserve after everything.

In comes, no scratch that (pun intended) our heroine didn’t just walk in but split through that big door, shattering it to pieces. A broken woman only out looking to make better for her family, whatever the means. That’s all she has left after-all. She is someone that is feisty, strong, sassy, vulnerable and has a big heart she doesn’t believe in. When she runs into a man that has the most special eyes she has ever seen, covered in tattoos and a permanent scowl on his face…her savior. Except he isn’t the hero, he is the villain.

This is dark, savage, dangerous, murder, sex….in all the right places. The hero and heroine are a match made in hell, the circumstances will have you glued to the pages, it’s relatable, you’ll want to throw your kindle a few times, yet it captivates you like nothing else. I want to say that I was okay after the CLIFFHANGER and this book, BUT. I. AM. NOT. I have yet to pick up another book because I want to message the author and cry to give me more. What a heart wrenching ending to this book 😦 I can not wait for Book #2 it’s killing me….damn you anticipation!

A TOP 2020 MUST READ!
Rating: ★★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Type: Book #2 of Duo
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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