R E V I E W ➠ To Have by Kali Brixton



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Deacon
They say forbidden fruit is the sweetest.
Those people have obviously never tasted her kiss…
When I was eight years old, I met my soul mate.
Charlotte Kasen.Little sister to my best friend and the only girl I ever loved.
Her family saved me from Hell on Earth when I was eleven.
How did I repay her? I took her first kiss, then pushed her away for more than a decade.
I made a vow to my best friend to keep my distance, a vow I’ve kept sacred—until now. But will she even give me a second chance when she thinks I never wanted one in the first place?
I don’t know what I have to do to prove I’m the right man for the job, but she needs to understand one thing: Charlotte was mine from the moment I first laid eyes on her and she’ll be mine to have.
Forever.

Charlotte
I quit keeping track of all the tears I shed over Deacon Devereaux years ago, but my heart can’t seem to give him up.
I’ve lived my life by the rules of others and have always denied what I wanted most: a handsome 6’4” package, all wrapped in muscle and regret.
He thinks I can’t see all the secrets he keeps hidden.
He believes we’re not meant to be together.
He couldn’t be more wrong…
I see every beautifully broken piece of him and I want them all—but at what cost?
Now he’s back, saying things are different this time. Our past proves he’s a runner, but should I ignore everything I know to be true now that he’s running towards me?

RELEASE DATE: December 23, 2019

NEW to me author and books! First of I want to say that this author is the sweetest human being alive!! That said me going into this was like having a blindfold while you’re reading! So, I knew a little about it from talking with the author but I was pleasantly surprised that I FELL IN LOVE WITH THIS! The characters, the words…everything fit and went so well together. It is a little bit of a tear jerker but believe me when you get to the end, you will be happy!

The hero and heroine in this both have had a rough life from the beginning, loss, pain and struggle but when you put them together, something beautiful happens and not just the healing one another but just on another level of beautiful together. They were meant to be and are the perfect characters together. Deacon is the broken but grown into a big, strong man and Elsie is the beautiful most caring human being! Them together like I keep saying JUST EVERYTHING you’d wish for. The hurdles they over come together, the past, the present and looking forward to the future…it’s a ride for sure and I am so glad I have had the chance to read this! A very perfect debut novel for this author.

Rating: ★★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Type: Standalone
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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R E V I E W ➠ Gabriel’s Promise by Sylvain Reynard



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When Gabriel and Julia Emerson first lay eyes on their newborn daughter, Clare, they realize life as they know it will never be the same. Gabriel has vowed to be a good father when he suddenly receives an invitation to give a series of lectures in Edinburgh, Scotland–an opportunity of high prestige–but that would mean leaving his wife and newborn child in Boston. Hesitant to bring it up, he keeps the opportunity from Julia as long as he can, not knowing she has a secret of her own. When a frightening situation arises that threatens to break their new family apart, both parents must make sacrifices. With the family in danger, the looming question remains: Will Gabriel pursue his lectureship in Edinburgh, leaving Julia and Clare unprotected in Boston, or will he abandon the chance of a lifetime in order to ensure his family’s safety?

RELEASE DATE: January 7, 2019

“Thy love is better than wine,” he whispered in the darkness. “I’ll never get over my desire for you.”

Not my first read by the author & will not be the last. She was one of my first reads waaay back many moons ago and I have loved this series since the first few pages of Book #1 that said I DID NOT WANT TO READ THIS BOOK, why? Because if I do then it’s truly over, over for this series and I wasn’t ready to let it go haha!! It was a struggle! Also, this is Book #4 in a series and can not be read as a stand alone, you will ruin the series by reading this first, I’m only saying it because enough people I know have.

Alright, this starts of with you crying because it’s so so so sweet! The Professor is magical and sweet and just EVERYTHING! I personally don’t want to say why in my review because I think it would ruin the whole series too much, just know that the beginning of this is based on another being and it super sweet will melt your heart away! But as always nothing given comes without a price. For Mr & Mrs. Emerson this comes in a form of an e-mail. You get the old professor as well as the now new professor, same old beautiful, smart sassy and funny Julia (his Beatrice).

This book contains the previous book characters, some new and a lot of mystery, suspense and romance and as always the most important which the careers of them both, curve balls and hurtle to overcome this time….oh and SEXY scenes, mmmhm yes please! It’s catching, keeps you going and the words, this author, if you’ve read her you know that every word of hers in well thought of and beautiful. To say that this killed me, is an understatement because again, I didn’t want it to end. Just wait till you get the familiarity along with the new, you’ll want to read faster! What a beautiful ending…wish it could go on forever but for now, farewell one of my favorite hero & heroine!!
Little warning: watch out for Cecilia *insert eye roll*

TOP 2019 MUST READ
Rating: ★★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Type: Book #4 of Series
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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R E V I E W ➠ Unexpected Bond by Kaylee Ryan



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Just when you think you’ve got it all figured out, the universe decides to tilt your world on its axis.

I had a plan, and I was moving forward until the day my world was flipped upside down.

It’s a challenge I wasn’t prepared for, but one I had to face.

How do you combine the life you thought you had to the one you’re living?

One breath.
One second.
One minute.
One hour.
One day 

RELEASE DATE: December 19, 2019

The chemistry between us is electric, and for the first time in a hell of a long time, I want to feel it racing through my veins. I want Seth.

-Mara

Not my first read by the author, & I have read the other’s in this series! This was definitely NOT what I expected and I mean that, I was surprised…usually I can manage to kind of tell because you get a little from the previous books for the next and…shocked!

Seth and Mara meet through mutual friends and continue talking for a while before Mara moves with her adorable little daughter. Now it’s all real to Seth and even though an earlier incident was a mistake…he plans to be ready for Mara and her adorable daughter who has already stolen his heart! What comes next is the part where I don’t want to say too much because it really would ruin the plot and story! I do have to mention that at 3% is a little trigger for me so I was very nervous to continue, that’s just me though, that specific trigger just kind of gets to me that said, I can’t say what because again it’s a huge part of the whole plot of the story and for someone who doesn’t have this trigger it will be a shock to find out right away. If you’re very curious, you can always contact me and we can talk about it otherwise I say that at the end, it all made sense of course but during the beginning stages I was nervous about it.

This is a highly emotional book, it involves a lot of aspects in which life throws at you, and would recommend you have tissues near by. Beautiful and heartbreaking in so many ways.

Rating: 4.5★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Type: Book #4 of Series
Recommended: ☑
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R E V I E W ➠ Wait For Me by Tia Louise



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Dear Taron,
I should have told you this a long time ago…

Dear Taron,
Is there a time-limit on forgiveness?
If there is, I haven’t reached it…

Dear Taron,
I still love you…

A letter never sent.
Heck, I never even finished it.

Taron Rhodes was my brother’s best friend.
He was sexy as sin.
But he was more than that…
He was ponytail-pulling, ice down your shirt teasing, throw you in the lake screaming…
Strong, tanned arms and blue-green eyes over a heart-stopping, naughty grin…
Did I mention his tight end?
I gave him my first real kiss, my heart, my everything.
I said I’d wait for him…
I’m still waiting, because Taron Rhodes is still the man of my dreams,
And I have a secret that has his blue-green eyes.
Noel LaGrange stole my heart when she was only eighteen —pushing me off a flatbed and calling me a city slicker.
Her brother Sawyer would kick my ass if he knew how many times we made out that summer, how close we got.
Everything changed when Sawyer and I joined the military.
We were honorably discharged, but I didn’t go to her.
Instead, I went back to the city… where no amount of money, no amount of pills can heal this wound.
Only her whiskey eyes and dark hair, her slim arms and her sweet scent, give me hope.
I broke her heart just as surely as I broke mine, but I’m going back to make it right.
If she’s still waiting…

(WAIT FOR ME is a STAND-ALONE small-town, second-chance romance with a guaranteed HEA. No cheating. No cliffhangers.)

RELEASE DATE: December 16, 2019

Heaven is finding the thing you can’t live without and being able to hold it. Hell is knowing you’ll have to let it go.

-Taron

Not my first read by the author and since I have discovered Tia I have read every single book she has put out since. This BLURB alone will get you, just wait until the story,
ALL THE EMOTIONS! It’s a beautiful story of YOUNG LOVE and over-comings.

Taron & Noel meet at the worst and yet best time ever! After spending a short amount of time together, they fall head over heels in love. When Taron leaves along with Noel’s brother, it’s a hard one…the first leaves are always the hardest. The in between is beautiful and emotional, it’s so much love…reminded me kind of like a 50’s when man meets woman and leaves for the war and she waits for him…it’s just young love is all I will say. But as hot as it burns, it crashes even harder. You really will FEEL this one!

Then you get your heart ripped out and placed back! It’s a ride I wasn’t prepared for, this second chance romance is on another level. It’s a little of known and a lot of new. Having read a lot of books by this author, I am familiar with her style so that’s where the KNOWN comes in and the new, is just a few things that really took me by surprise! Emotional, beautiful and romantic. You get a little of everything & all in Tia’s amazing writing style.

A MUST READ!
Rating: ★★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Type: Standalone
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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R E V I E W ➠ Saddler At Stake by Nicole Rodrigues



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Rafael Silva
The Spanish God that I just spilled my coffee all over in the elevator, strides into the room, knowing every woman in this office is picturing him as her lunch, I know I am. Until he winks at me with that arrogant smirk and I steel myself. The memory of that smirk all summer my senior year, spending every waking moment with my father’s exchange student intern hits me. Mother f–
Competing against the asshole that ten years ago, taught me things that would make a stripper blush? Done. Pretending that him high tailing it out of here, never to be heard from again didn’t break me? Doable. Avoiding the desire to lick him from head to toe? Working on it. Doing it without falling into his bed? Not so much.
Rochelle Saddler
My bosses daughter that stole my heart on my trip to the United States when I was younger, grew into a siren. When she dropped to her knees in the elevator, furiously rubbing the coffee off my pants, I almost lost my self control. Working alongside her again, competing against her is what I’ve waited for all these years. I may have left the first time princesa, but this time I’m staying…for good.

RELEASE DATE: December 12, 2019

Not my first read by author, she is my #bookwifey and I have read all her books! Been excited for this one actually and NO I don’t know much ahead of time and also I don’t beta read for her, I like to be surprised with the awesome ARCs which I always am thankful for to Nikki.

Okay, I know I’ve said it before but I LOVE THIS ONE! It’s a perfect enemy-to-lovers romance!! Rochelle and Rafael are both so strong with a lot of history between them. A lot of sizzling history that is. Rochelle is very VERY headstrong and outspoken, and won’t repeat her mistake again and be hurt. While Rafa carries so much on his shoulder and is equally stubborn. This story is not for the faint of the heart because *sigh*

I will say that at the beginning it was a little hard to connect with Rochelle but here is the secret, to me Rafa tames her and somehow him being him, makes Rochelle even more better. She is still very tough, strong and outspoken but Rafa just brings out so much more in her. That said this is definitely one of my favorites of Nichole’s books!

A MUST READ!
Rating: ★★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Type: Book #3 of Series
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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R E V I E W ➠ House Of Scarlett by Meghan March



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Gabriel Legend is unlike any other man I’ve ever met.

He came into my life like a hurricane, shattering all my assumptions and preconceived notions.

I wasn’t prepared for him. I wasn’t prepared for any of it.

But life doesn’t wait until you’re ready.
Whatever happens next, I know one thing for certain.

I will never be the same Scarlett I was before I met him.

RELEASE DATE: December 10, 2019

I’ve clawed my way out of the gutter, but I’m a million light years away form your ivory tower. I’m not good enough for you.

Well, definitely NOT my first read by the author and YES I was lucky to have already read Book #1 and couldn’t wait for this!! The little wait was SO WORTH IT!

Just like with Book #1 I COULD NOT PUT THIS DOWN! It picks up right where it was left off, and YES starts with a bang too. Meghan March seriously knows how to suck you right into the story. The chemistry the scenes the actions, suspense, love and the sexy everything! The chemistry between Scarlett and Gabriel is something you can only dream to have. In this book it only gets stronger as the bond with Scarlett and her girlfriends! GOALS! You won’t ever find another connection the way these two are, I can’t express the feeling you get when you get sucked in and live through Meghan’s writing!

I do have to warn you again, aside from the amazing continued story between these FANTASTIC characters, the cliffhanger on this one: YOU WILL NOT BE READY, OR EVER FOR THAT MATTER AND HOLY MOLLY WHY?!

A MUST READ!
Rating: ★★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Type: Book #2 of Trilogy
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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R E V I E W ➠ Chase The Butterflies by Monica James



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“Victoria, will you marry me?”
Those words changed my life forever…just not in the way it would for most. I had it all until one fateful evening transformed my life in ways I never imagined.
Nine months later, I move to a sleepy little town, hoping to escape the demons of my past. As I attempt to claim back my life, Jude Montgomery enters my world, and things begin to change.
I thought running would appease the nightmares, but I soon discover my past won’t let go. Things are not what they seem, and I begin to question the world as I know it. Jude may hold the answers, but will my love for him blind me to the truth?
Does the flap of a butterfly’s wings in Brazil set off a tornado in Texas? In my case, yes, it does.
Will the truth set me free? Or will it imprison us both?
My name is Victoria Armstrong, and this is my story…I think

RELEASE DATE: December 5, 2019

“Every scar tells a story, It’s a stepping-stone in one’s journey. Maybe one day you could show me yours.”

Not my first read by the author, and I have to say I have so far only read the darkER version of her words and so I was a little scared going into this one, aside form the author saying this was very different and personal, I really wasn’t sure what to expect. I definitely, was not what I was expecting or ready for. IN A GOOD WAY!

This book grabbed me by the throat and did not let up, it was something different and real and just…captivating!  Jude and Victoria were so BEAUTIFUL together, helping each other without even knowing it. That THAT is what I call a soul mate, even with everything that they HAVE gone through are WENT through together…just so beautiful, like a butterfly blossoming! Make sure to have tissue handy because this will break you…HARD…before it puts you back together. Simply exquisite!

Rating: ★★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥
Type: Standalone
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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R E V I E W ➠ Dirty Letters by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward


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I’d never forgotten him—a man I’d yet to meet.
Griffin Quinn was my childhood pen pal, the British boy who couldn’t have been more different from me. Over the years, through hundreds of letters, we became best friends, sharing our deepest, darkest secrets and forming a connection I never thought could break.
Until one day it did.
Then, out of the blue, a new letter arrived. A scathing one—one with eight years of pent-up anger. I had no choice but to finally come clean as to why I stopped writing.
Griffin forgave me, and somehow we were able to rekindle our childhood connection. Only now we were adults, and that connection had grown to a spark. Our letters quickly went from fun to flirty to downright dirty, revealing our wildest fantasies. So it only made sense that we would take our relationship to the next level and see each other in person.
Only Griff didn’t want to meet. He asked that I trust him and said it was for the best. But I wanted more—more Griff, in the flesh—so I took a big chance and went looking for him. People have done crazier things for love.
But what I found could change everything.

RELEASE DATE: November 5, 2019

I felt like I could rule the world. At least, Griffin made me feel that way.

-Luca

Not my first read by the author’s and haha would NEVER be my last! I have read every single book that they have & the ladies are my ONE-CLICK reads!

It’s unbelievable how much I relate to Luca in the medical field department. She is a agoraphobic person and someone who eight years ago, made a huge HUGE mistake, even though the incident occurring shouldn’t have stopped her. Years later when she reads THE LETTER she want’s to kick herself in her ass because she failed, big time. Just from the first few chapters you can tell the characters personalities. Luca to me was a woman who had a hardship and it turned more into a years f building up anxiety that only got worse. Still a strong person, very genuine and sweet, and best part: outspoken. It’s just all so mysterious and familiar in the beginning….

This was such a complex story to read because in one way, you can relate very much and in another you’re so caught up in the story that you have no idea you’re sitting somewhere reading. It’s like being pulled in and out of a haze, in a good way of course. The ladies have a way of transforming you into the story that not only do you not want to leave but they always leave you wanting and needing more. It’s what I lost most about this power couple, I’m 100% sure I’d read anything from them!!

God my heart from this book, I am a serious mess and not sure I can read anything for a little while. WOW! I am crying and writing this, the best BEST ENDING SURPRISE EVER!! Actually I am writing and composing all this while enjoying the SURPRISE! It’s so beyond perfect for JUST EVERYTHING! I couldn’t recommend this book any more than I already am, GO AND READ IT! The beauty, sacrifice, beautiful souls, pain and just plain LOVE…it’s mesmerizing!!

TOP 2019 MUST READ!
Rating: ★★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Type: Stadalone
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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R E V I E W ➠ If You Say So by Lani Lynn Vale



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Gabriel Luca Maldonado, III and Francesca Leandra Solomon were meant to be. They were so in love that everybody prayed for what they had.
Everything was glorious. They would get married, have children and live a perfect life. She would be a doctor in the emergency room once she finished her doctorate, and he would be a badass Navy SEAL and save people for a living.
But then Luca is deployed across the world, and per military regulations, Frankie isn’t allowed to follow.
They’ve overcome a lot in their short relationship, and they can overcome this, too. Two years was a piece of cake. She’d finish her schooling and wait for him. And when he finally returned home, they would marry.
But two months into Luca’s deployment, the unthinkable happens, and Frankie is left alone and heartbroken, knowing that she’ll have to face the rest of life without Luca at her side.

***

Fast forward two years, and Frankie is exactly where her fiancé’s father left her, in a pit of despair that she has no hope of ever finding her way out of.
She lives life one second at a time, depressed and alone, hoping tomorrow won’t hurt like today.
But just as she thinks that she’s getting better, one of her nightmares walks through the doors of her ER, and that nightmare has a name.
Gabriel Luca Maldonado, III. In the flesh.
Also healthy and whole, and definitely no longer missing.
Sadly, it only takes her a half a second to realize that the man that left her isn’t the same man that returned.
The old one wanted her. The new one? Well, he’s definitely not interested anymore.

RELEASE DATE: October 29, 2019

When his eyes met mine, I didn’t see the scars. I didn’t see the horror that he went through. I only saw him.

Not my first read by author and she is one of my favorites and I also have read MANY of her books already, so I know the style and what I am to expect. This one the blurb was really intriguing, then I started it and the first 40% I was reading so fast, needing to know what is happening….my heart!! An emotional and beautiful story of a lost man in every sense except when it’s near his beloved. Lot’s of twists in this one!!

Luke & Frankie are who people so madly in love. Still growing up, still trying to figure out the way of life. When Luke ships off to defend his country with his best friend in tow, Frankie has to believe that he will come back to her, safe and sound. What happens after is a world of adventure, hurt, misery and so much LOST for the both of them. I don’t want to spoil it because it really is one big TWIST! I love love loved Frankie, she was not only strong but just the brave in her and her devotion and love for Luke…gah, so sweet!! Really hits on the heart with this one!!

Rating: ★★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Type: Book #6 of Series
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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R E V I E W ➠ The Kingmaker by Kennedy Ryan



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𝙋𝙤𝙬𝙚𝙧. 𝙋𝙖𝙨𝙨𝙞𝙤𝙣. 𝘽𝙚𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙮𝙖𝙡.

Raised to rule, bred to lead and weaned on a diet of ruthless ambition. In a world of haves and have nots, my family has it all, and I want nothing to do with it.
My path takes me far from home and paints me as the black sheep. At odds with my father, I’m determined to build my own empire. I have rules, but Lennix Hunter is the exception to every one of them. From the moment we meet, something sparks between us. But my family stole from hers and my father is the man she hates most. I lied to have her, and would do anything to keep her. Though she tries to hate me, too, the inexorable pull between us will not be denied.

RELEASE DATE: October 28, 2019

“We get whatever the fuck we want,” he says, dropping his eyes down the length of my body. “And I want you, Lennix Moon. I want the girl who chases stars.”

Not my first read by author and by all means the cover alone got me hooked then you read the blurb and realize that HELLO this is Kennedy Ryan we are talking about and you KNOW this is going to be epic! And EPIC it was, I couldn’t get enough of it.
For starters I want to say that this was FANTASTIC from the few pages already, and it only got better and better. The story line, the characters, side-characters, plot…EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS was FLAWLESS!

Part I:
Lennix & Maxim are a two souls meant to be but met in the wrong time. Not the wrong place, I believe Maxim was meant to be there that day, even if the day ended in one defeat and one loss…the loss being Lennix’s.

Part II
When their paths cross again it’s later in life and when Maximus see’s Lennix he would never forget a face like hers. After all HER is what kind of shaped his path. And it’s kind of funny how they cross path’s again, unfortunately AGAIN, right people wrong time. It’s get’s a bit sizzling here and a beautiful adventure. Until Maximus does what he told his brother Owen, no distractions. Two people ages apart in the same world wanting to change and conquer. *sigh*

Part III
Ummm Lennix is RUTHLESS!! Being in the Political world herself now MANY years later, she is set out to help the candidates win and move forward. It’s why I fell in love with her some more here, yes I think she shouldn’t have been that HARD on Maxim but honestly what he did, I’d do and think the same. When Maxim and Lennix path crosses again it’s not really fate that does it, but good old power and money. Only now they are both older, wiser and just MORE. I gotta say I’m not a big fan of Maxim here….*shameless hussy* ugh men!! But it’s a chain of events that are like a roller coaster, times your enjoy and love and times you fear and hate. However, the ending to this *which yes it’s a cliffhanger* my god I can’t wait for Book 2, this will be torture!!!!!!!!! PREPARE!

TOP 2019 MUST READ
Rating: ★★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Type: Book #1 of Duo
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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