R E V I E W ➠ Reining Her In by Katie Ashley


BLURB

The last time I saw Declan St. James was at our rehearsal dinner. That was shortly before he jilted me at the altar. To avoid the swarm of whispers and finger pointing every time I dared to show my face in public, I fled two hours south to Atlanta and never looked back. Over the last decade, I’d planned hundreds of scenarios about how our next meeting would go down. The expletives I’d hurl at him. Which knee I might use to annihilate his balls. Which dimpled cheek on his ridiculously handsome face I would send a stinging slap across.  But being elbow deep in a cow’s ass was not one of them.  Normally, I didn’t get up close and personal to a bovine’s rectum. At least not since veterinarian school. But desperate times found me back home to attend my grandfather’s funeral, who happened to be the town’s large animal vet. Those two facts had left me wading through manure in Roy Wallace’s pasture to care for a distressed heifer.  While time and maturity seemed to have changed him from the boy I knew, I still wasn’t falling for his charm. Or his hard, chiseled body. Or ass you could eat dinner off of.  No, I wasn’t going back down that street again. Unfortunately, Declan didn’t seem to get the message. Instead, he seemed as stubborn as he ever was and ready for a fight. It’ll be the fight of his life for me to let him back in my heart.

Maybe I would find a Prince Charming, but even if I didn’t, my life would matter. I would matter.

-Payton

Ignore him. Be the better person. He needs Jesus.
-Payton

Not my first read by author, actually she was I believe my 4th or 5th read ever when I started many moons ago, so since then I have loved her books! And the fact that she hasn’t published since last year Winter, score I was SUPER EXCITED FOR THIS!
This was something NEW to me from the author, I am I guess you can say expecting something from her because of all her books I’ve read so something new is always interesting and fun from a top favorite author of yours. This was VERY SWEET!!

It starts of with a castration, okay well a surgery..haha nope not human but pet even though I am sure after what Declan did, I’d want to castrate him. The funny part will be when you find out WHAT is in the dog’s stomach *face palm* anyways, Dr. Beasley is a Vet and a successful one at that.

When horrible news hits Peyton, she is going back to the one town she swore she’s stay away from after that sad day a decade ago. She feels very guilty for not being there more with and for her grandfather and now is attending his funeral. When she went back to town she didn’t think that the first time seeing Declan would be while her hand is knee deep in a cow’s ass literally…what’s worse is she lands in some cow manor just to make a point that her life was in the shits. But she can never forget that dreadful day and painted Declan as the evil villen after and that’s what she is keeping to.

When she finds out some news a couple days later, she is shocked at everything…not knowing and especially knowing that Declan was IN THE KNOW more than her, hurt even more. So she sets to make her point, being bull-headed and all. Declan though had some other ideas, but got squashed right after he found out the news himself. Basically from then on it’s GAME ON!

As I am always honest in my review’s, I was a little frustrated with this story. To ME okay ME, it just was there but wasn’t there. So reading it was great, Katie Ashley has fantastic writting skills what threw me off is the characters, it just seems a little blah and a little forced at times. Once you read it in one smooth try it seems okay but again I can’t put my finger on it. Don’t get me wrong it was everything I wanted from the author I just, maybe because I am sued to her more harder one’s and this is a sweet one.

The story contains laughs, drama, tragedy, lot’s of heart and romance. Declan YOU WILL LOVE HIM SO MUCH (maybe not the part of what he did at the beginning) but his redemption is beyond BEAUTIFUL! Payton is a little here and there, YES she has the right o be because of what he did but at times she was very harsh which in her redemption from that is beautiful all on it’s own. The side characters are equally great and this story is from the heroine’s POV only! It’s a story of second chance romance with a twist and a VERY SLOW BURN one at that!!

Rating: ★★★★★
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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R E V I E W ➠ It Started With A Kiss by Jenika Snow



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Ari
It was supposed to be a fun, easygoing bachelorette party. But it turned out to be so much more. They dared me to kiss the next guy to buy me a drink. And I agreed. It was just a kiss, right?
And then it happened… I saw Grey and felt something instant. I tried to back out of that kiss even though I wanted it desperately.
But he didn’t let me stop it. He kissed me until my toes curled and my heart raced. He kissed me until I knew I wanted more.
So when I left him standing there staring at me, I knew it was all kinds of wrong to leave. 
Grey
It started with a dare.
It ended with a kiss.
And for weeks after she walked out of my life, I searched for her, doing anything and everything in my power to find a morsel of information about the first woman to make my heart stop and my future flash before my eyes.
And when I finally found her, I was going to show Ari that I’d known she was mine from the very beginning. And that I wasn’t letting her go a second time. 

Release Date: August 14, 2019


“You’re the first woman who’s ever made me feel alive, who’s ever made me want to actually think about the future.”

-Grey

Not my first read by author, and I want to address that right after the Blurb got me THAT. COVER. my god, that smirk *sigh* okay, I’m okay now!!

This right away starts off AMAZING! I am already loving the librarian type ARI and the eavesdropping LITTLE BANDIT Grey!! I love how they met, love how both of them are two strangers that share the same spark and feeling for one another, or at least the BOOM they feel for one another!! It was very sweet and uber-sexy because Grey has a deep manly voice and looks like a tall dark and handsome drink!!

It’s a consuming and craving type of chase, passion and love. 162 pages of fast and somewhat irrational but totally understanding type of love. The type you try and capture when it’s still zipping around you. I really wish there was more of Grey and Ari,I loved them together, their chemistry and all.

Grey is a responsible, sexy and smart man, worked him way of building him empire so to say and has a straight head on his shoulder, that is until he kisses Ari because that consumption was magical!! Ari is the responsible and innocent Librarian, who’s friends dared to kiss the first guy that buys her a drink one night out, only turned out to be more beautiful than anything. I can’t say I had dislikes, it’s more about the hero and heroine which I don’t mind, it is a shorter one after-all. Fun, sexy and consuming!!

A MUST READ!
Rating: ★★★★★
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥 🔥
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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R E V I E W ➠ Quiet Man by Kristen Ashley



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Charlotte “Lottie” McAlister is in the zone. She’s ready to take on the next chapter of her life, and since she doesn’t have a man, she’ll do what she’s done all along. She’ll take care of business on her own. Even if that business means starting a family.
The problem is, Lottie has a stalker. The really bad kind. The kind that means she needs a bodyguard.

Enter Mo Morrison.

Enormous. Scary.

Quiet.

Mo doesn’t say much, and Lottie’s used to getting attention. And she wants Mo’s attention. Badly.
But Mo has a strict rule. If he’s guarding your body, that’s all he’s doing with it.
However, the longer Mo has to keep Lottie safe, the faster he falls for the beautiful blonde who has it so together, she might even be able to tackle the demons he’s got in his head that just won’t die.
But in the end, Lottie and Mo don’t only have to find some way to keep hands off until the threat is over, they have to negotiate the overprotective Hot Bunch, Lottie’s crazy stepdad, Tex, Mo’s crew of frat-boy commandos, not to mention his nutty sisters.

All before Lottie finally gets her Dream Man.

And Mo can lay claim to his Dream Girl.


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Release Date: August 13, 2019

“You know, this isn’t woman-falling-for-her-bodyguard syndrome, honey,” I told him.
“It’s Lottie-falling-for-Mo syndrome. I’m not gonna get attached to some other guy on your crew.”

⇨ R E V I E W ⇦

Not my first read by author, she is actually my top 3 favorite authors and I have read every single book by her, so YES i was a bit excited for this even if it’s just a Novella!!

This right away starts off with a bang and action! Little recap now this is a novella BUT i have read all the DREAM MAN well okay I’ve read all of KA’s book but I am in the know it that makes sense, so I wouldn’t 100% recommend it as a stand alone but if you will, till doable!

Now Lottie is a stripper, not just one but a very talented and beautiful one. She is the sister of Jed. She works at a strip club that is high end and clean, she is the main number there. How would I describe her, well she is very outgoing, quirky, loud and all books and hair…which by the way is not over powering in the alpha sense. She does what she does because it pays bills, it’s her body and to her it’s a job, which gives her the freedom to be financially stable. To each it’s own I SAY! Now let’s throw a wrench in….

That wrench is none other than Mo who works for Hawk, and is the best in the business, not just because of his background but also because he is a power-house, build big, muscles everywhere and very sharp. He also has 4 older sisters and a mother, to which he would never want them to be strippers. YEAH THAT WRENCH, his assignment takes him to be the 24/7 guard to Lottie, who is a stripper….GET IT! Yeah so this is where the fun begins, and I mean it, Lottie might be who she is on stage but outside it she is very smart and opinionated.

I have to touch up on the GROCERY STORE INCIDENT with the ex, hahaha best ever, I couldn’t stop laughing and felt like I was right there. One of my favorite scenes from the book (there were many but this one was amazing) also another big thing, you get a little bit more of a look IN the HAWK and GWEN family *swoon* always loved Hawk and Gwen!!

There is a lot happening here in a short amount of pages, packed with a punch for sure! You very much get the whole bunch of the DREAM MAN SERIES and as much as I loved it, that was my TINY TINY thing that slightly bothered me, that THERE WAS A LOT OF IT IN SMALL PACKAGE.

It was very sweet, packed with action, fun and ROMANTIC! I loved that Mo complimented Lottie in many ways, I love that they fell hard…but together and I mostly love that Lottie respected Mo’s feeling on her profession…it all just worked so well together!! I will say that this definitely has more of the ROCK CHICKS feel and affect!

A MUST READ!
Rating: ★★★★★
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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R E V I E W ➠ Beauty And The Bayou by Erin Nicholas



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A sexy small town, beauty and the beast rom com! 

Sawyer Landry knows he’s been beastly to be around for the past few months. But he can’t seem to remember how to be fun-loving and friendly. Until he sees Juliet Dawson on his boat dock… and realizes that hip waders are, apparently, one of his turn-ons. But despite the beauty in the boots, the last thing he needs right now is a city girl in his way for the next two weeks. 

But he’s not really getting a vote. Juliet is determined that her little brother rebuild the dock he and his idiot friends smashed. She’s quirky, klutzy, independent… and possibly an even bigger pessimist than Sawyer is. He’s incredibly drawn to the cynical fish-out-of-water, who seems to be the one person who isn’t intimidated by his growling. 

The big, gruff boat captain is the first person in a long time to want to watch out for her and Juliet finds that hotter than his grandma’s jambalaya. Well, that and his sexy scar, his emotional baggage, and the sense of humor and fun that is buried deep. 

But Sawyer doesn’t need any more people to worry about long-term and the things that make him feel protective of Juliet aren’t going to go away. So, this two-week adventure can’t be anything more than a fling. With Juliet down on the bayou, there’s an even bigger threat than alligators and hurricanes. There’s the very good chance of someone ending up with a broken heart.

Release Date: August 13, 2019

Juliet laughed. “You all are crazy, you know that?”
“Oh, for sure,” he said with a nod.
“Does it rub off?”
“If you’re lucky.”

This author is NEW TO ME therefore I took a chance because the Blurb alone caught my eye. That said GLAD I DID!!

Sawyer is a MANLY-MAN and mmmhm thank god he is, because not only is he handsome but brave, strong and smart. But Sawyer is a broken man, after the incident year before it left him hollow and empty, feeling guilty and broken.
Juliet is beautiful and smart, but a city girl…someone Sawyer does not need in his life. But Juliet is determined to give her little brother the lesson in life and get him on the right path.
Not only that but she decided a lesson would be best served if the crime that was committed were to be fixed, so she jumps on board (no pun intended) and volunteer’s them to fix  the broken dock.

From then on it’s a wild ride of fun, laughter, adventure and some steamy passion.
I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this book and will definitely look into
reading more by the author, I liked the story line and form of writing.
The characters were very mature and captivating.

Rating: 4.5★
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Recommended: ☑
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R E V I E W ➠ Aiden by LeAnn Ashers



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From the day she came into my life, I knew I couldn’t walk away from this girl. She was beautiful, a light in this dark and messed up world, but I saw it in her eyes.

I saw the pain she carried, and in that moment, I made a promise.

Her demons would pay. All of them. They didn’t know what I was capable of or what my MC could do.

As I now look down at yet another lifeless body, I smile. I always keep my promises.
Lo
One more to go, and he’s the one I really want.

And he knows I’m coming for him…

Release Date: August 19, 2019


⇨ R E V I E W ⇦

Not my first read by author, and this is me giving it another chance type of read. Don’t take it the mean way it’s just truth, I read one by the author and it was not my spice SO I always try and give it a couple of books or series chance to see if it’s just maybe one book.

I am at a 50/50 with this book because on one hand i love the story line and characters but on the other I can’t get the feel of the hero and heroine’s chemistry to work. Aiden is a man’s man but not the biker alpha type and at some points drove me nuts where Grace I really LOVED her and feel terrible for her and what she had gone through, for her to be the skittish woman she is in the story. But I am always honest in my review’s and when I say I wasn’t fully feeling it, I mean that from me. Maybe my expectations of a Biker Romance are too different or too high, but personally I just couldn’t put it all together.

Aiden and Grace are a opposite attract type of characters where, they shouldn’t e together but they fit so well, it’s impossible not to fall in love with their story. That’s the part I enjoyed the most the interaction between one another (even with the blotches as I call them) where I kind of went slow to make sure I understood it exactly. I love their dynamic when times get tough, Aiden is super protective of Grace and Grace has one of the biggest hearts. These two have so much history, and all these years apart obviously didn’t hinder the spark between them. Now as adults, there is so much more at stake (can’t say, no spoilers) but this is where all my problems lie I LOVE IT but I lose didn’t love it at that point.

Aside my craziness going through my head this story broke my heart, made me cry, cheered me up with tears, made me laugh and mended my broken heart. As much hard as it is sweet, charming characters and beautiful story.

Rating: ★★★★
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Recommended: ☑
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R E V I E W ➠ Fast by Gillian Archer


Burns Brothers Book #2

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Family means everything to this tattooed bad boy—good thing since he’s about to start his own.

I wanted her the first time I laid eyes on her. But what starts as a fun time, quickly gets serious when the stick turns pink a month later. My life is already chaos with my recently paroled father popping up and the usual drama at the family business building custom motorcycles. Plus our reality show just got picked up for a full season.

But it really hits the fan when I discover that the new woman in my life is the daughter of the President of the West Coast Kings, the baddest motorcycle club in Sacramento—and our biggest client. Think he’ll like being called Grandpa?

Release Date: August 15, 2019

“Yes, Hope. And if you’re up for it, I’d really love to help you out with that sex bucket list somewhere a little more comfortable.”

-Ryan

Not my first read by author, in fact I read Book #1 in this series so I was ready!! Biker Romance is something dear to me and I fell in love HARD with after reading KA’s books. So anytime I get a chance I jump on it, plus I already read Book #1 and so, I was excited for Ryan and Hope!!

Ryan saw Hope for the first time at one of the events from his biker-client(s). Her laughter is what drew him to her, but quickly he realized she must be biker property with whom she was standing and being around. Forward three months and he finally learned her name but that’s about it, well they are back again fro a party and…she finally got the chance to talk to him but Ryan being a bad-ass he is, IS an asshole! Since Ryan was part celebrity from the realty show and all, poor Hope was a freaking mess trying not to make a fool of herself!

When they found out that she is pregnant, all hell brakes lose. Secrets, danger and lies. They both have to try and figure out how to be a one while adding a one along with her being who she is and him being the person people think of TV he is.

I think i felt a little conflicted about this book, the beginning was good and the middle portion, but once I got to about 70%ish it kind of went a little all over the place for me. The time line still worked but I think I was missing the alpha-ness from Ryan and the whole incident with Hope’s dad just didn’t sit right with me. Sometimes the characters felt forced to me, but over-all I actually enjoyed it, maybe even more than Book #1.

Rating: ★★★★
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Recommended: ☑
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R E V I E W ➠ The Complete Captive Heart Duet by Carrie Aarons



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BLURB

𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐥𝐨𝐭𝐭𝐞 𝐧𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐬𝐡𝐞’𝐝 𝐛𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐝𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐚𝐫𝐫𝐞𝐥 𝐨𝐟 𝐚 𝐠𝐮𝐧 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐬𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐥𝐤𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐤𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐛𝐚𝐧𝐤 𝐣𝐨𝐛. 𝐄𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐝𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐧𝐞𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐛𝐨𝐫 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐨𝐲 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐛𝐫𝐨𝐤𝐞 𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐠 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐭, 𝐓𝐮𝐜𝐤𝐞𝐫. 𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐬𝐡𝐞 𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐡𝐨𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐠𝐞. 𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐮𝐞𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐚 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐛𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐤, 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲, 𝐩𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐯𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡 𝐢𝐭 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐛𝐮𝐫𝐧𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐭𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦.

“𝘈𝘢𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦𝘴 𝘢 𝘵𝘺𝘱𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘣𝘰𝘺 𝘯𝘦𝘹𝘵 𝘥𝘰𝘰𝘳 𝘳𝘰𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘴 𝘪𝘵 𝘰𝘯 𝘪𝘵𝘴 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘥. 𝘕𝘰 𝘧𝘭𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘸𝘦𝘦𝘵, 𝘴𝘸𝘰𝘰𝘯-𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘩𝘺 𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘯𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘭𝘦𝘯 𝘬𝘪𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘴 𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦. 𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘨𝘳𝘪𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘶𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘨𝘨𝘭𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘮𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘥; 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘈𝘢𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘥𝘰𝘦𝘴 𝘪𝘵 𝘧𝘭𝘢𝘸𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘭𝘺.” -𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘙𝘦𝘢𝘥 𝘙𝘦𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵

LOST

We knew each other a lifetime ago. And then…
We lost childhoods. We lost opportunities. We lost love.
Fate is giving us another chance. But a chance at what?
Because even though we’ve been brought back to each other under the worst of circumstances…
We are still. So. Damn. Lost.

FOUND

We found each other where no else could.
Found a purpose. Found ourselves. Found love.
Again.
But then life got in the way.
Three years later and the people that we once were are nowhere to be found.
Can our love survive everything we’ve put it through?
Can we find a way back to each other…
Again?

RELEASE DATE: August 15, 2019

I bend down and lay a featherlight kiss on her lips, letting my mouth linger there for just a minute.
And then I walk out of our house. Her house now.
Out of her life.

-Tucker

Lightning struck twice for Charlotte Morsey and I. The force of nature brought us back together and fused us so tight, that these days I’m not sure where I end and she begins.

-Tucker

⇨ R E V I E W ⇦

Not my first read by author, in fact I think thus far I have read many enough to know the writing style and the author. This was new from her to me, darker and a duo at once also!

To say I was ready for this, I wasn’t. This kind of brought out emotional sides of me and darker sides. It’s heartwarming in a dark way but not less beautifully written by the author. Again, very different than what I am used to from her, so that was also a shock on it’s own.

LOST
Charlotte & Tucker, like saying night and day or sky and the ground. Tucker is the dark and Charlotte is the light. This will have some triggers for some, as it does involve addiction. Where Charlotte pass time is reading and anything nerd-book related, Tucker roams the street for his next fix. How do they go together, have attraction to one another? OOOH, in so many many ways. I don’t want to spoil it but it’s eye opening. The incidents they go through, the understanding that happens, the need from both in different ways *sigh* But the ending to book #1 was not fair, the history alone will have you begging for book 2 because I NEEDED to know so bad!

FOUND
This reminds me a little of Bonny and Clyde to be honest, where two unlikely people happen together and the adventures they encounter together will have you asking WHY. In so many ways of Book #2 i kept asking why, why did he do that, why did she stick to him, why did it happen…the chemistry between hero and heroine is mesmerizing though, someone so beautiful from the dept’s of dark. Their history, the side characters and story line, really sadly beautiful. REAL LIFE! I would say, that’s why the romance part of this was even more beautiful and relatable to. Also brief touch on the kiss and sexy scenes, FANTASTIC in both instances..just enough to both of the worlds! The ending to all this, W O W! What an outcome, I’m getting goosebumps just typing this, all over again. Prepare to shed some tears, I know I couldn’t hold them back. Like I said ALL THE FEELS!

A MUST READ!
Rating: ★★★★★
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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R E V I E W ➠ To Have And Hate by Donna Alam



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Beckett. Let me count the ways I loathe him.
1. He’s the bane of my existence. 
2. A thorn in my side. 
3. I’m pretty sure he’s the devil in disguise
Or he at least has him on speed-dial.

So why am I standing here, bouquet in hand, about to become his wife?

He calls it a business proposition.
I call it blackmail.
He says our fighting is foreplay.
I say he should be on meds.
He says he has the power to destroy my company,
I say with a husband like him, who needs enemies.

But I can survive this six-month calamity. 

All I have to do is keep hating him . . .

RELEASE DATE: August 8, 2019

‘I still hate you,’ I whisper into his kiss.
His chuckle is love and rough as he rasps, ‘I’m counting on it.’
His kiss becomes deeper, wetter, as one of his hands curls around my hip.

‘You look good for an old man,’ I whisper, resolutely keeping my gaze on the form.
‘And you’re angling to be pulled over my knee, young lady.’

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New to me author & books, BUT definitely made it on my 2019 TOP list because this book was everything I love about a HERO & HEROINE in a Office-enemy-to-lovers romance! All happening in London and part New York!

Let’s start with Olivia the heroine who is not only sassy but willing, strong and soft under it all. She is the perfect heroine when it comes to characters and story. Opinionated, stubborn, sassy, beautiful and loving. Now our hero Beckett who is tall, sexy, broody, mysterious, well spoken, comes form old money and one of the HOTTEST HERO’S in 2019! He might be beautiful and sexy but he has a mouth on him. Equal part to Olivia, because their bickering and back and forth is honest foreplay for any heart.

[He waves off my protest. ‘The companies on the thirty-fifth floor all deal in business finance some sort. Meanwhile, we’ve also determined that I’m on first-name terms with Satan, that I think you’re rather lovely, and that I might like to kiss you.’]

Olivia runs her own company, one it involves the world of the rich and of course, suits. So when she goes on her dream-date with a man she’s been waiting to be available, things kind of go south…well for her it happens a lot…literally. The girl can’t keep her balance for shit, it’s actually how she met Beckett, at his feet. Olivia’s tardiness knows no bound but also it’s not fully her fault as everything seems to always happens o her no matter where she is off to. Meet Cute? Not so much cute, but sexy more like it.

When she is propositioned someone that not even in her dreams she would accept, she isn’t left of much with option, therefore being the sassy strong-headed woman, she jump in. But I will warn you this is not the normal office romance type, and you’ll see. Things are more THERE and HAPPENING. After all, she did marry the one man she loaths in lots of different ways.

I can’t say more but it’s a ride YOU WANT TO TAKE. The feelings I usually chase when reading ARE DEFINITELY HERE & SOME. Something about their duo was fantastic, side characters also, the time line lined up perfectly and the transitions were very smooth! I will briefly touch on the sexy scenes and say that hands down THIS AUTHOR HAS IT DOWN!!

‘Your skin is like moonlight,’ he whispers, his voice rasping and raw.
‘And your freckles are constellation.’ His words are almost pondering as his hand trails across my collarbone, his eye following.
‘And I’m going to cover them in cum.’

I am leaving THAT at THAT. Very sizzling, the chemistry and romance very beautiful. The only thing that was wrong with all this, I NEEDED MORE! I feel like a 2,3 or 4th epilogue is necessary please!! Front start to end, this book will keep you engaged, on your toes, angry, scared and happy!! All the feels for sure!

TOP 2019 MUST READ LIST!
Rating: ★★★★★
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥 🔥
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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R E V I E W ➠ Truly Mine by Kennedy Fox


𝑻𝑹𝑼𝑳𝒀 𝑴𝑰𝑵𝑬 𝒊𝒔 𝒂𝒏 𝒂𝒏𝒈𝒔𝒕𝒚, 𝒔𝒍𝒐𝒘-𝒃𝒖𝒓𝒏 𝒇𝒓𝒊𝒆𝒏𝒅𝒔 𝒕𝒐 𝒍𝒐𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒔 𝒓𝒐𝒎𝒂𝒏𝒄𝒆 𝒘𝒓𝒂𝒑𝒑𝒆𝒅 𝒖𝒑 𝒊𝒏 𝒂 𝒕𝒓𝒂𝒈𝒊𝒄𝒂𝒍𝒍𝒚 𝒃𝒆𝒂𝒖𝒕𝒊𝒇𝒖𝒍 𝒍𝒐𝒗𝒆 𝒔𝒕𝒐𝒓𝒚.

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The night we met in the dimly lit bar, she looked like a brunette bombshell, and I wanted to learn her deepest secrets. With sun-kissed skin and soulful bedroom eyes, she was pure temptation, and I was mesmerized. 
As one drink led to two, I craved more of her playful banter and taunting lips. Resisting her wasn’t an option, and we quickly became a desperate mess of tangled limbs and hot kisses. She tasted like the sweetest sin, but I was no saint. 
Once we caught our breaths, and it became obvious that meeting her wasn’t a coincidence, everything changed. Now I must deny her at all costs.

𝐹𝑟𝑖𝑒𝑛𝑑𝑠. It’s all we can ever be. 

After years of lying to myself and keeping her at a distance, I want to pull her close. Sophie’s on my mind more than ever as my instincts to protect her take over. Regardless of my attempts to help, she pushes me away and makes it clear she doesn’t need me. 
I’ll do whatever it takes to keep her safe, to show her I’m the good guy, but one night takes a tragic turn for the worse when her boyfriend and I start throwing punches. 

𝘈𝘯𝘥 𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘴 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘐’𝘮 𝘢𝘳𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘮𝘶𝘳𝘥𝘦𝘳. 

RELEASE DATE: August 13, 2019


“All sinners have their kryptoniite,” she taunts, then pulls off her shirt.
“If I didn’t know any better, I’d say you were the devil in red lace.”

“…I’ve got a few regrets in life, Soph. But one of my biggest is not being good enough for you.”

-Mason

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Well here we are NOT MY FIRST read by author’s and well probably not the last 🙂 I will have to say going in and KNOWING this will be a cliffhanger, not sure if I rather know or not!

Alright let me first off tell you that if you have read Fox ladies before YOU KNOW when I say I was not ready for this I. WAS. NOT. READY. FOR. THIS. and the one that haven’t read them before, be prepared because it will blow you away. I also will say that this is by far MY MOST FAVORITE book (well duo) from them so far!!

This starts of a VERY FRIENDS-TO-LOVERS because Mason and Sophie are in the same group of friends therefore have know one another for a while now and of course being friends with the opposite sex you know a lot more than say a boyfriend would at that time. Let’s just say they have history together! So, the dynamic is very angtsy and at times frustrating at the beginning….but wait for it…..there is a BANG!

Sophie, oh dear Sophie why why why, she is in a tough situation with this Weston DOUCHE-A-HOLE-BAG-OF-SHIT yeah, that! I don’t even know how to continue but will say that this will pull at your heartstrings, good and bad way!

After a huge incident where Mason was and wasn’t at fault, how do they move on…painfully for both. They resume with their friendship even though you’ll be yelling at your kindle to GET TOGETHER ALREADY! This is on the high angst reads for me, drive me nuts. Actually Sophie drove me nuts at times, but in the end…i was just super scared and worried, so until Book 2 I don’t know what I’ll do. I can’t say more but will warn you that seriously I did not see THAT coming. Friendship, passion, moving on, life changing, beautiful and hurt…that’s the best way I can express this book! #cliffhanger #triggerviolence

A MUST READ!!
Rating: ★★★★★
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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R E V I E W ➠ Returning His Love by Jacqueline Francis



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Small-town Librarian Madeline Danzer is taking a chance. After meeting a Scottish male model on Instagram, she decides to fly halfway across the world from Wisconsin to meet Calum MacGregor in person. He is everything she is attracted to: a flirty, trim heartthrob with a killer smile. 

When she arrives in Scotland, however, she finds that nothing is what it seems. Alone in a foreign country, Maddie relies on the help of a gentle giant, Nick O’Shaughnessy, to explore everything that Scotland (and Nick) have to offer. 

Tattooed and bearded Nick has never seen a more beautiful woman than Maddie, but she won’t even look at him twice. What’s more, Nick has a secret in his life that could drive Maddie away from him forever. Will Nick finally come clean to Maddie about his feelings and his secret or will she go back home to Wisconsin with a broken heart? 

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RELEASE DATE: June 21, 2019


⇨ R E V I E W ⇦

Not my first read by author who happens to also be a dear friend and an amazing gorgeous person SO! But this is the 2nd book and I have luckily read Book 1, so I was excited for some more of course!!

This one is very much different than the first so I was a bit on the fence about it, because I enjoyed the first very much but not in a bad way, just a took me a little more to get into it type of way.

This book though has a very SEXY, BIG, BEARDED AND TATTOOED SCOTSMAN mmhm yes ma’am! When little Maddie travels to Scotland to meet her online man she has been chatting with, she is shocked to find Nick!

This is where the took me a little to get into because I was slightly thrown back and forth between the energy and relationship between Maddie and Nick.
Other than that, I really liked Maddie a lot heck Nick too, they were great together when together, plus Nick is a reader, ummm helloooo swoon swoon swoon!!

Rating: ★★★★
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Recommended: ☑
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