R E V I E W ➠ Desperate Times by Emily Goodwin


(Silver Ridge Series Book 2)


I fell in love with Chloe Fisher when we were only kids. I knew then, just like I know now, there will never be another woman in the world for me but her. A silly childhood pack to marry each other if we were still single and thirty kept us together…until I messed up, hurting the only woman I’ve every truly cared about. I swore if I ever got a second chance, I would make things right, rove to Chloe I’ve changed, that I’m not the same guy who broke her heart years ago
History has a way of repeating itself, and now that Chloe is finally giving me what I’ve always wanted, I’m terrified that maybe we were never meant to be, that maybe Chloe will always be the one that got away. That maybe, just maybe, she’s entirely too good for me
I’ve never been one to give up, and I’ll keep fight for her—for us, even though the universe is doing its very best to keep us apart. It’s true what they say: desperate times call for desperate measures. And I’m willing to do whatever it takes to make her mine.

RELEASE DATE: November 17, 2020

Not my first read by the author and I have also read Book 1 in this duo. I have to admit I had to kind of skim over and re read by Book 1 review because of the gap so I didn’t fully remember the ending and all. That said I am 50/50 so so on this conclusion, well so this is a Series but Book 1 and this one are the same hero and heroine. It was kind of a BOOM ending of book 1 so I had expectations.

Sam receives some rather hard news and well the truth in the ending of book 1 so now he is confused and unsure how to continue on with Chloe and everything. He is torn back and forth, there is some twists thrown in and because he’s so unsure and of the events I don’t want to name to give too much out, the store had times where it went in circles, the drama went up and down but still in circles of the same. It got little slow for me. What saved it all for me is the love between Sam and Chloe, when it was just them two, Sam was so handsome and sweet and sexy and Chloe being her awkward self..it really just worked for them two. New love but a long time coming!

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Book 2 in Dup
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Recommended: ☑

R E V I E W ➠ Body of Trust by Jeannine Colette




In the dark, winding hills overlooking the New York Harbor lay the city’s most exclusive club. A mansion that offered a glimpse back to the days when the mob had ruled New York
I took my seat at the bar and flirted with the man behind it—the one who made me weak in the knees yet kept his personal life a veiled secret
It started off like any other, except, that night, Jesse Grant and I shared a moment
And then all hell broke loose
As gunfire rained down, I fell to the floor in fear, only to be shielded by a man who was risking his own life to save mine
Jesse led me away from danger that night. While traipsing through the underground tunnels of the city, I learned my family wasn’t who I’d thought they were and no one could be trusted … including Jesse
He devoured my body and stole my heart. Then, he left in the shadows of the night, leaving me to wonder if he was really who he had said he was
Discovering dark secrets, intense attraction, and a plot where everyone’s life was on the line … my once-boring life morphed into that of a crime drama
And there was only one man I was willing to give my trust to. I just prayed that he was worth the risk.

RELEASE DATE: October 10, 2020

“I’ve waited months to kiss you. I’m not missing out on any more chances.”

-Jesse

Not my first read by the author, and I have enjoyed all of the ones I have read. This was something else and different form the author so it took me a little to get used to it. I don’t know if I just wasn’t used to this type form the author but I couldn’t get into it fully or fast enough. I was fighting myself between Dark Mafia Romance the full on effect and this which to me seemed a in between so that’s probably why I was battling between it. That said the romance part of this was amazing and I loved it from Jeannine because she really does that well but the mafia and suspense was not there fully for me. The heroine was a 50/50 but I really did enjoy the hero, he kept me going to be honest. I am glad I had the chance to review and read something different I am used to from the author.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Standalone
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Recommended: ☑

R E V I E W ➠ Vicious King by Bella Emy & S.S. Richards




The rise of an empire is here…
Even angels cannot be trusted.
I’m the devil, and she’s the angel.
It wasn’t hard for me to get to her.
She came to me so easily.
My charms combined with a little wining and dining, and the woman fell into my arms like a leaf on an autumn day.
She should have run away.
She shouldn’t have trusted me.
But she did.
And now, it’s time for revenge.
I’ll stop at nothing until her crimson-red blood is coating my hands.

RELEASE DATE: October 8, 2020

Not my first read by both author’s! When I saw they joined forces I was excited!

This was a perfect combo of both authors, well put together and lots of twist and turns. I do have to say off the bat that it was a 50/50 for me. There was something that rubbed me the wrong way about both characters and I can’t put my finger on it. I am just saying the taste of them together, just something off for me. The characters were a little younger to my liking and by that I mean the heroine, she just, I get where she was coming from and the situation but she was very simple but naïve. That said, I did enjoy the story line and situations, Lot’s of heart in it.

A great experience to get both author’s in one book, glad I was able to read/review this.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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

R E V I E W ➠ Faithless by Megan Green




When life gives you lemons…
You better shield your eyes, because you’re about to get sprayed right in the face.
The day my wife sat me down and told me she wanted a divorce, I was certain things couldn’t possibly get any worse. Forty-eight hours later, I’d find out just how wrong I was.
Now, instead of being a divorced father of two, I’m a widower, left trying to pick up the pieces of my wife’s affair.
The last person I should turn to for help?
My wife’s estranged sister, Kate.
Kate is everything Felicity wasn’t. And no matter how wrong I know it is, I can’t help the attraction that sparks between us.
Felicity destroyed my faith in love. Will her sister be able to restore it?

Faithless is an emotional new standalone romance set in Corinne Michael’s bestselling Salvation Society world.

RELEASE DATE: September 6, 2020

NEW to me author and books! I was drawn to this by the blurb and of course the cover is pretty awesome too!

This one was SUPER emotional and the angst, pain but so sweet at times and romantic. The hero Shane is actually married in this, his wife not only tells him that she wants a divorce but also leaving him for another man. The worse part of all this isn’t so much the pain from that but the pain from losing her all together, from a car accident. I was a mess with all this. All the questions he had will forever be left unanswered. The heroine is the estranged sister of his dead wife, Kate. I can’t explain how I felt about her, it was a 50/50 something I couldn’t fully connect with her. Needless to say these two were very REAL and the events, something that you will keep reading faster to find out what happens.

Courage, faith, loss, grieve, second-chance and passion in all the senses. I would warn you that this is SLOW BURN and a painful one at that. Single Dad / Widower trying to figure out how to love again, how to give his heart.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Standalone
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Recommended: ☑

R E V I E W ➠ Flameover by Esther E. Schmidt


(The Everyday Heroes World)


Little white lies never hurt anyone, right?
A spur of the moment decision and a little white lie leaves Kain Lawson clueless and wanting more after a one-night stand. Four years later, Kain finds his lie coming back to haunt him
After her father’s death, Leontine is left to deal with the company he left behind and to cope with her stress, she decides to move to Sunnyville. The same town where the hot firefighter from her one-night stand lives. The little white lie Leontine told might not seem so white when covered in soot from the fire he just rescued her, and her daughter, from
A fire throws them back together, but the heat might be too much with an arsonist risking their lives. Can they overcome the little white lies they’re both guilty of? When fire burns hot, there’s no stopping the ravenous outcome. Unless there’s a firefighter involved.

Esther E. Schmidt’s Flameover is a fast-paced, biker crossover, romantic suspense, standalone romance written in K. Bromberg’s Everyday Heroes Worlds project.

RELEASE DATE: August 13, 2020

Not my first by the author. The blurb is what caught my eye on this one and of course the world this is being written in.

Kain and Leontine are a unique batch of characters to me that is. I couldn’t fully connect with them, but will say that the author did a great job word wise and story line wise. The hero and heroine has a night of fun and wild…that resulted in a baby, a baby one of them didn’t know about. Years later when they are in the same place at the same time, Kain is the firefighter saving their lives…things get messy and complicated. It’s definitely worth the ride to take, lots of emotions and a mix of fun and sexy.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Standalone
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Recommended: ☑

R E V I E W ➠ Bossy Billionaire by Chiquita Dennie




Ethan West is a man of few words. He justifies nothing for no one. He’s determined to enter the political race in New York. Not even an astute and gorgeous woman as Maya Armstrong will stop him. A bitter ex-lover blows up his playboy lifestyle to the media and tries to ruin his chances with any woman that enters his life.
Maya’s reputation precedes her on and off the screen. As the host of Spotlight with Maya, it’s her job to take people to task and hold them accountable, but when billionaire banker turned candidate, Ethan West, sits on her proverbial couch, sparks fly in more ways than one.
They both try and prove the other one wrong throughout the campaign, but a past ex-lover and a one night stand may cause more drama than neither one wanted to see.
Find out what happens when two alpha personalities collide! Will their rift end his campaign, or will it be the beginning of something much, much bigger, like romance?

This is based in the world of New York Times Bestselling Authors Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland Cocky bastard series!

RELEASE DATE: August 16, 2020


NEW to me author and books! I am usually not one for Political or Star Romance but I wanted to throw myself out there plus I heard some good thing about it prior to singing up.

This is a love story where the hero and heroine DO NOT DO LOVE, they are both focus on their career and lives to want anything romantic involved. The hero is a smart, handsome, sexy, arrogant at times a-hole but in alpha way man and the heroine is a woman of the screen, front row always, plastering a different face…even if she loves it, she does have doubts on what she does. Ethan and Maya as characters were perfect for one another yes, but I was missing something here, not sure if I’ve read too many of these but I was missing a UMPF a CLIMAX BOOM it feels like!

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Standalone!
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Recommended: ☑

R E V I E W ➠ Inked In Lies by Giana Darling




He moved in next door.
Handsome as sin, older in a way that meant forbidden.
He had tattoos on his hands and wickedness tucked in his grin.
I was a goner as girl to a man they called Casanova for a reason. He would never love me, at least not the way I needed him to.
I tried to move on. But I couldn’t turn my back on him or The Fallen MC.
So when they needed me most, I offered the only thing of value I could use to help them.
My body.
And when helping them meant putting my life on the line, Nova had to decide just how much he was willing to do to get me out alive.

RELEASE DATE: July 31, 2020

NEW TO ME author and books! This was something very new to me when it comes to the trope and type. I unfortunately was not 100% able to connect only because it was mostly one-sided love, a Unrequited love if you will. The Ag-Gap did not help for me, that is one trope I was wary about. There I say the characters were a bit immature for me. But that is my style, I really wanted to push myself out there with this type. Also it had a HUGE trigger for me (Love-triangle/sharing) I don’t want to give out much but that is a HUGE trigger of mine. I twas hard for me to fully finish invested.

That said I really am not sure how to go about this review without obviously sounding out my dislikes because that’s what happens when one has triggers in a book and or dislikes in actions, characters or events. I thought I could kind of get with it I guess but it felt like a YA version of dark and biker MC type, the romance was minimal in this one. It is very erotic and sexy. I just, I feel bad I couldn’t connect but it really was not for me or my type, I wanted to give it a try, I will say that I appreciate the authors words and writing because it flowed very well and the words worked, it was just the style of story and characters did not work for me. I appreciate a chance to REVIEW this.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: My triggers, love-triangle/sharing/hero and/or heroine sleeping with other people
Standalone/Series: A standalone romance in The Fallen Men Series.
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R E V I E W ➠ Liar Liar by Donna Alam




My first mistake?
Causing the sexy Frenchman a concussion.
My second?
Telling the hospital staff that I was his girlfriend.
In my defense, he didn’t speak English.
My third?
Taking him home, letting him sleep in my bed. Naked.
I never said I was Florence Nightingale . . .
He gave me a night I’ll never forget but when I wake, he’s already gone.
I tell myself it’s his loss, that I wasn’t expecting him to stay forever anyway,
And my life moves on.
I get a new job. A fresh start in a new country and I stop counting my mistakes.
Until those striking green eyes meet mine across the office,
And it all comes rushing back.
But he’s not that man anymore.
Gone are his jeans and his playful attitude.
Rich and powerful, he’s now sin in a suit.
And his English is perfect.
Were his kisses also lies? His caresses meaningless?
I feel like such a fool—I want to wrap my hands around his neck.
Though not to hug him,
Because the man is a force of nature.
A master manipulator.
He’s also my new boss.
And I already hate him.
The biggest lies are the ones we tell ourselves.

RELEASE DATE: July 19, 2020

Not my first read by the author, and I have read many on/off. So far it’s been 50/50 with the author’s books but I keep coming back because the ones I have loved I REALLY loved. This one was something different for me from the author.

I was on the fence about this one, it really started promising for me but the more I got into it the more I was feeling overwhelmed, it starts of in the US and migrates to France which I don’t have a problem with but I sadly have to say that there was TOO MUCH French and accent for me…I don’t mind it at all but this was overwhelming for me. The heroine is a easy going, sassy, true american and the hero is a Frenchman on a mission, rude, broody and very handsome. This is a office-romance type of feel, unfortunately I did not feel this one, just couldn’t connect fully, I kept trying to fully understand all the French and well the heroine just rubbed me wrong, she was just too simple and the hero there was huge potential there. *Just because it did not work for me doesn’t mean it won’t work for you.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Standalone
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R E V I E W ➠ Lead Me Back by CD Reiss




A twist of fate proves wildly explosive in New York Times bestselling author CD Reiss’s smart and sexy Hollywood romance about the cost of running from your past to get to your dreams.
Cutting all ties, Kayla Montgomery drives cross-country to Los Angeles. New start. New life. And an unexpected new job: assistant to Justin Beckett.
The Justin Beckett.
The boy band rebel with the cocky attitude and dreamy bed head who casts a spell over his fans and tests the patience of his handlers.
Now at the peak of Mount Adulthood, he has to build a clean-cut, movie star image. It’s in his contract. No partying. No attitude. No groupies.
To tie it together, he needs a normal girl.
Suddenly, Kayla’s swept up in Justin’s glamorous world, and his arms. But the most dizzying thing is Justin himself. Sweet, generous, reliable, and as eager to shed his past as Kayla is hers.
About that…
Those ties she thought she’d cut? They’ve followed her across the country with her secrets in tow, and they’re about to test Kayla’s courage, Justin’s loyalty, and a love that wasn’t part of the deal.

RELEASE DATE: July 7, 2020

“I need to live the one life I have.” Pushing against my hands, I stood up. “I can’t let you take over. I won’t.”

Not my first read by the author but new enough where I have only read one other book by her. What caught me was the blurb and cover, glad I gave this a chance. Celebrity romance isn’t usually my go to, just something about it is too clique for me, this was a 50/50 for me, I had a little bit of a harder time connecting to it all.

What really did work for me was that I was captive to the story, I could feel it and relate to some too but again mostly it has to do because I don’t tend to read the trope and it’s over-read for me. Justin was NOT my favorite the entire book, to me he was too immature and yes he is young but it went over the line for me. I was able to predict the story line a little but again really want to express that the author’s words kept me captive.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Standalone
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R E V I E W ➠ Awakened by Him by Eyta Jade




Falling into him was a dance with destiny; little did she know it would be her unravelling.Zina at 24 and fresh out of the academic world, arrives in London for a new paralegal job. She is thrown for a loop when her chance at something new and uncomplicated is threatened from the moment she meets business magnate, Niklaus Clarke.
He wants more from her than she’s willing to give, because giving him more means undoing her past which she’s been running from. Unable to resist the undeniable attraction she feels or the allure of the unyielding billionaire who didn’t get to where he is by giving up, Zina surrenders.
What should have been a mere awakening turns into blurred lines and shattering of boundaries. Until their secrets, lies and half-truths threaten the gravity that pulls them toward each other.
Bridges will be crossed, bridges will be burnt. But, will bridges be rebuilt? 

RELEASE DATE: August 6, 2020

NEW TO ME AUTHOR & BOOKS. I was contacted by the author for a read/review and after reading the blurb it sounded like something for me. I am glad that I gave this a chance, I really enjoyed the read. Also I really loved the heroine’s name.

Zina the heroine is a interesting character, she is actually compelled with her life, at least to what she thinks. And Niklaus is a wow hero, he really is set on Zina and to prove himself and win he rover. This fast-pace romance was exciting, fun, romantic and even a little suspense and mystery. Diverse characters and it’s set in London, which I always enjoy reading about, in this you really get the view of London (very well researched and or experienced) little bit a different tone than I am used to but I was able to connect. So I do want to say that I was a little A LOT hesitant of the hero, he definitely works hard for it but there were a lot of moments I simply wanted him to accidentally fall off a cliff BUT a huge BUT Zina put it all together for me and HELD it together. Powerful read! There is a sequel to this book coming November 2020!

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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