R E V I E W ➠ Playing For Keeps by Kendall Ryan



I’ve never been so stupid in my entire life.
Elise Parrish, my teammate’s incredibly sweet and gorgeous younger sister, should have been off-limits, but my hockey stick didn’t get the memo.
After our team won the championship, our flirting turned physical, and I took her to bed. Then shame sent her running the next morning from our catastrophic mistake.
She thinks I don’t remember that night – but every detail is burned into my brain so deeply, I’ll never forget. The feel of her in my arms, the soft whimpers of pleasure I coaxed from her perfect lips….
And now I’ve spent three months trying to get her out of my head, but I’m starting to understand she’s the only girl I’ll ever want.
I have one shot to show her I can be exactly what she needs, but Elise won’t be easily convinced.
That’s okay, because I’m good under pressure, and this time, I’m playing for keeps.

Get ready to meet your new favorite hot jocks in an all new stand-alone novel. If you like sexy, confident men who know how to handle a stick (on and off the ice), and smart women who are strong enough to keep all those big egos in check, this series of athlete romances is perfect for you!

RELEASE DATE: August 13, 2019

He kisses like he plays hockey– with complete confidence and laser focus.


“Is that a hockey stick, or are you just happy to see me? I tease.


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Not my first read by author, one of my top favorites! New series are always exciting and I for one after reading this one a excited for more!

Justin is the big brother’s best friend, Elise is the little sister that is untouchable. Elise is just out of collage age and Justin is a bit older, Owen’s age of course, so what happens when one night alcohol is involved? Well, you know what they say about alcohol, you always are truly you when consuming it…okay I made that up but it’s true!

When a beautiful night of passion and other things I can’t say turn sour the next morning, what’s a girl to do…after-all HE did this all to himself. Forward a few months and can he really stay away> Will Elise move on for good, find that someone she deserves…someone who isn’t Justin?

What comes next is light hearted, fun, flirty, passionate and heart-crushing! The side characters are wonderful along with the hero and heroine, but if I had to chose I think I would go with Justin, someone about him. Big scary sexy hockey player but the biggest heart made of gold. Something about him drew me, and nooooo not just because the cover model’s arm is PORN for me but…okay a little…can’t blame a girl, yumm!

Rating: ★★★★★
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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R E V I E W ➠ Unexpected Fight by Kaylee Ryan


No matter how much you plan or try to prepare for what’s to come, life always sends you on an alternate path.

We’re taking each curve in the road as it bends.

Except what do you do when you don’t see the curve coming?

We’re struggling, learning to navigate in total darkness.

One breath.
One second.
One minute.
One hour.
One day at a time, we’re learning to live with our unexpected fight.

RELEASE DATE: August 8, 2019

“…It’s as if you live inside my soul.”

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Not my first read by the author & heck will not be the last! I am trying to keep it together while writing this but *crying* this is a TEARJERKER times 100!

This is such a sweet story, begins with Tyler and Reagan who have known each other for almost all their lives and of course Ty is Reagan’s best friend…they never went there, skirting that thin line of best friends and more…until one night where Ty took a chance. And boy would it be a chance!

I have to warn you right now, at 88% I wasn’t sure if I’d survive! I mean…GAH i can’t say much but will it pull at your ALL THE FEELS strings! It’s fast pace as far as the events go, but very very sweet and family oriented. There is so much that they both have to overcome alone but together, even more. Agony, slow burn, passion and rawness THAT’S what this book is about to me!

I have a little back-up from it and that is that the transitions were a little rough for me, going from one scene to another..i don’t know if it’s just me with this book because all the other books i’ve read by the author I HAD NO ISSUES at all, in this one I have to be honest as I always am in my review’s, it was a little rough for me AND the weirdest part is only in SOME SECTIONS of the story! This could all be me and crazy i swear! You DO get both POV’s here and another great thing about this book is the side characters, you will love it all come together! P.S. I hope Dawn & Mark are next

Rating: ★★★★★
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Recommended: ☑
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R E V I E W ➠ Call Her Mine by Melissa Foster


Ben Dalton has always been honest, except where his heart is concerned. He’s been in love with his best friend—saucy, smart-mouthed Aurelia Stark—forever. But Ben’s a planner, and timing has never been on his side. When he finally decides to make his move, Aurelia beats him to the punch with a move of her own—to a different town.

Aurelia loves her new life in the charming town of Harmony Pointe. She has a great apartment and her very own bookstore, and best of all, the sinfully hot, commitment-phobic friend she’s crushed on for years is no longer just around the corner. Maybe she’ll finally be able to leave her unrequited love behind and move on.

But when a baby is left on Ben’s front porch—a baby that is presumably his—Aurelia is there for him. Neither one knows the first thing about babies, but how hard can it be? Ben and Aurelia are catapulted into a world of love, laughter, and tracking down the baby mama, and it might even add up to a very happily ever after… just not one either of them expects.

RELEASE DATE: August 13, 2019

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Not my first read by author, heck I have read just about every single book MF put out, she is also one of my very first reads. That said, a new series HECK YESSS!

This started off on fire, then died a slow death when I realized what was happening *sigh* poor Aurelia stuck in the deep end of the ‘friends zone’ GAH! What’s worse she is doing it to herself, she can’t blame Ben for not returning anything because well to her it’s one sided. But just when she was making a small step towards moving ON and away…a basked with a baby shows up at Ben’s door. Fast forward and they are sitting at the doctors office trying to figure out where, what, when and who. The who part being specific…which is also a part that is killing Aurelia. Nothing worse then going over your mega-crushs also BFF old flings.

Today had felt like a month rather than a day. She had to get on with her life.


looking from Ben’s view, he was finally ready to gamble it all, just to be with her. His love for Aurelia only grew every day, now the mess he seems to be in, he is thankful for Aurelia but there is so much he wants to tell her, sow her…*sigh* but guys, the SWOON affect is not only with Aurelia but with BABY B oh. my. gosh. i seriously am in love with Ben for it! He calls her PEANUT, now OVARIES EXPLODE because it’s so sweet and even though he wanted to wish her away, he can’t.

Basically this is a case of CAT & MOUSE, the chase, the unsaid words, the adventurous…every time they seem to take a step something comes up, something happens, another time, another day…well, both Ben and Aurelia need to get their shit together and say it…GAH! I was fuming at one point yelling at my kindle DO IT DO IT DO IT!

Oh my heart, I am not sure I would have survived had I known what was coming. You will be shocked and better get some tissues handy because it’s a tearjerker. So sweet yet so heartbreaking…MF’s characters are always wonderful, this story alone is something NEW from her TO ME! I really enjoyed it, wish there was more of the sweet, the swoon, the funny and Baby B! Simply a beautiful story, re-read worthy and YES, made it to my TOP 2019 MUST READ list!

Rating: ★★★★★
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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R E V I E W ➠ Dare Me Tonight by Carly Phillips


One virgin, one night, one surprise baby… 

For Ethan Knight, managing his empire is his priority. Women, not so much. But when a favor leads to him meeting sexy, driven Sienna Dare at a black tie corporate event, his interest is piqued along with his desire, and his infamous control slips as he joins her for an unforgettable night in bed.

Sienna Dare is trying to figure out the direction of her life when she meets enigmatic Ethan Knight—a strong, confident man so hot and irresistible he’s the one she finally relinquishes her v-card to. 

The problem? Ethan has a billion dollar contract with Sienna’s brother at stake. An overly-protective brother who doesn’t take it well when he finds out his business associate bedded his much younger sister. Oh, and she’s pregnant, too . . . 

RELEASE DATE: August 6, 2019

What I feel for you, I’ve never experienced anything like it.


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Not my first read by author I am very familiar with her writing style and also have read each book in the series!!

What an exciting read to be honest, I read this in one sitting and I couldn’t stop even if I wanted to. I kind of got caught away with it that I didn’t really highlight much just kind of got sucked in. This surprise baby was adventurous, fun, heartbreaking and beautiful!

What went from a one night of MANY’s and a BEAUTIFUL my god beautiful morning turned into something neither, not anyone expected. The way Ethan found out…that will be fun, you’ll see. Poor Sienna, all she wanted to do was protect Ethan even before when he was a total asshole.

There is so much here, it intertwines with the previous books of course, she is after all the half-sister of Ian. So, I would recommend reading from Book #1 but honestly if I just jumped into the series, i’d be fine still. All in all, it was fast pace, lot’s of actions, surprises and emotion! Another amazing read by this author!! Can’t wait for more!

Rating: ★★★★★
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Recommended: ☑
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Book #1.5 – TAKE THE BRIDE
Book #2 – TAKE ME DOWN

R E V I E W ➠ Until Joe by CP Smith

Part of the Happily Ever Alpha World brought to you by Boom Factory Publishing LLC, Aurora Rose Reynolds, and Author CP Smith. 


Sometimes the greatest love comes in the middle of your life.

Joe Rouger (Uncle Joe from the Until Series by Aurora Rose Reynolds) is ready for a woman who completes him. He finds what he’s looking for in a feisty Southern belle named Bernice Armstrong (Wallflower Series by CP Smith) The question is, can he leave his world behind for a chance at happiness? 

And if he does, can he keep Bernice away from outside sources that threaten to steal what he’s waited for his whole life: a soul mate he can live and die for!

RELEASE DATE: August 16, 2019


Whoever said passion was for the young got it wrong. Dead wrong. Passion was for anyone brave enough to experience it and smart enough to hold on to it. And I intend to hold on with my dying breath. This is what I’d missed because of my upbringing. Because I’d been too guarded to let a man in. My blinders off now, and I planned to race toward it with wild abandon. My father be damned.

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This is not my first read by the author and of course UNTIL anything I love, so when I saw that Joe who is November’s uncle from (UNTIL NOVEMBER by Aurora Rose Reynolds) I WAS LIKE, MUST HAVE. Now this is a little different than my normal reads because the hero and heroine are of age and therefore I knew there wouldn’t be that kind of ending…that said, this was super crazy…in a good way.

Joe seems a beautiful angel with fire in her eyes on a beach, sensing and seeing that she may have a man, he let’s it go. Forward a year later when fate jumps in (my fate i mean a lot more but I can’t say) SOOO…when he first kisses her, yes in the aggressive way we love the until men to be, it not only sparks for him but Bernice as well. She gave up a lot in her live because of the way she was living, therefore missed something like this. The heat, the passion…the love. It’s quiet beautiful even if the characters are in their 50’s. The sex is hot and steamy as until men are in all and the romance, PLEASE SOMEONE STOP IT! Was fan-freaking-tastic! SWOON WORTHY

Rating: 4.5 ★
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Recommended: ☑
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R E V I E W ➠ Discretion by Karina Halle


The Riviera means indulgence—if you’ve got money. For Sadie Reynolds, a down-on-her-luck student, the Riviera means dingy hostels and back streets. When a wrong turn puts her in jeopardy, the last thing she expects is to be saved by the most handsome stranger she’s ever locked eyes with. When she later wakes up in a luxury suite with a Mediterranean view, she’s in the tender care of her rescuer: Olivier Dumont, France’s most eligible bachelor, billionaire hotelier, and heir to the Dumont fashion fortune.

Olivier also owns his reputation for scandal. But Sadie is unlike any woman he’s ever met. Her humble persona and wild innocence promise real passion. He’s promising Sadie something too: anything she wants. From Bordeaux to Cannes to Paris, Sadie’s past in America is swept away and replaced with a fantasy too good to be true.

Pulled into Olivier’s orbit of wealth, glamour, and excess, Sadie discovers that the Dumont dynasty comes with a legacy of wicked secrets. And Olivier’s secrets may be the most damning of all… 

RELEASE DATE: August 6, 2019

They only know the lie, and I’ve got to do everything in my power to keep that lie alive.


Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc

From The Book
“I’m going in,” he tells me. “You’re free to join me. I highly advise a dip in the Mediterranean. The sea salt here is good for your soul.”
I’ll tell you what else is good for the soul: watching Oliver Dumont take off his clothes, that’s what. The sound as he undoes his zipper is so loud if seems to bounce off the waves.

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Not my first review by author and it’s always a good surprise and a big variety when it come from Karina Halle, the blurb got me very interested in this not to mention the beautiful cover itself!

Well this was an unexpected brought out feelings type of book! Was apparently not ready for all the world-win i guess. I want to talk about the characters first: Oliver is a 30 year old FILTHY RICH business man, who owns lot’s of properties along with hotel-chain. His family comes from big money as well, so either way he would always be taken care of financially. Now, Sadie is a college student that went on an adventure only to end up alone…literally and figuratively speaking. She is backpacking and very broke, but getting by, she is not going to let a set-back hold her back from exploring. Until that one night she took a wrong turn and luckily for her Oliver the knight-in-shining-armor was there to save her. It all kind of went like a roller coaster from then on, for both of them.

I really loved the idea of this story, the romance portion was VERY SWOON WORTHY, not just Oliver but the surroundings and all. The author if you’ve never read her is very keen on detail, not too much where it over-powers but enough so it can all play out like a movie scene in your head. Even if you’ve never been to that part of the country, this is a international romance as well. That said, this story is every girls dream to be honest, maybe not the family issue one but the whole being swooped of your feet deal.

Oliver becomes infatuated with Sadie not just for her looks but for her smarts and mouth, he can’t believe she didn’t know who he was when they met. They take a journey and adventure together…but all adventures either continue or have a bad ending…I’m leaving it there….

In this book you will have hardship, romance, SWOON SWOON SWOON, adventure, secrets, lies, hurt & pain and of course HEARTBREAK in many forms…oh let’s not forget DANGER! I rather enjoyed the story and the characters, I am looking forward to learn more about them hopefully in the other books to come in that series!

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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R E V I E W ➠ This Is Wild by Natasha Madison

This Is Book #2



When you grow up surrounded by hockey players you know one thing for sure, I was never going to settle down with one.

Heck, I didn’t even know what icing was. I was too busy climbing the corporate ladder, becoming one of the most successful realtors in New York City.

I wasn’t interested in dating or anything that got in my way.

First, he was my client and then he became my friend.


My parents told me I skated before I walked.
When I was eighteen I was drafted into the N.H.L third overall, playing in Los Angeles—the city of dreams.
What more could I ask for? I played hard, but eventually, I partied even harder.

Five years later I was traded a week after I entered rehab.

There was no time for anything except my health and making sure I’d come out on top. I had to be better.
There wasn’t another option.

One of the rules of recovery was ‘don’t fall in love’ and I made it a top priority. She was off limits in every single way.

Until it was too late

One night, one decision, one act can derail everything.

When push comes to shove, I’m only certain that, This is Wild.

RELEASE DATE: July 30, 2019

I know he’s standing there, I can feel it, but I’m not going to go down this road. I can’t, end of story, no matter how much my heart is telling me to just try it.



-Victor’s Tattoo

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Not my first read by author & freaking loved book #1 very much, so I have been looking forward to this broken one, I say broken because I had a feeling it would bring out all the emotions out in me & I was right!

Viktor is fresh out of rehab and trying to get his life in order. First things first…find a place to live…that’s where Zoe comes in, a beautiful 24 year old that is very familiar with and around the hockey field, but a bad-ass realtor! Among other things like, smart, confident and funny! B U T wait till Viktor finds out there are two of each HAHA loved that scene!

Viktor is recovering and Zoe does not date hockey-players for a lot of reasons, the cross-road in that is that, when two people have chemistry things are bound to happen…but before that I have to say that MY HEART for Viktor, he is doing his best to stay clean and figure out how to continue living. I can only imagine the struggle especially after only being out of rehab for a little while. All jokes aside, this is a serious matter and the way the author pertained it, was amazing..i felt every single feeling. Oh and Jeffrey, you will love him!

Then Viktor does out to nip the bud in everything and basically calls her over to let her know that THEY CAN NOT DATE, that SHE CAN’T FALL IN LOVE WITH HIM but she’s hot and all but no way go, ever. Zoe, puts on her fakes smile and move on…right, not like she wanted to anyways….right?! So that’s how it goes, they both try to live on, ignore each other in any sexual possible way and of course try and joke with one another to keep it light, and of course hide their true feelings.

What an emotional ride WOW, I really fucking loved both characters, their struggles and the biggest heart that Zoe has, but hides her pain with being funny…this book really got me, I may or may not have shed a few tears more than once…but I won’t ever tell, hate to ruin my street-cred and all BUT god did I cry my eyes out in this book, not your traditional and you’ll see why! Natasha WHY WITH ALL THE FEELS….! Trigger: Addiction! 2 EPILOGUES!

I am warning you be prepared for the feelings, the on the edge must keep reading and the heartbreak…again, not your traditional but amazing in the same sense, it was just plain beautiful from all the angles!

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ PLUS!
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Recommended: ☑
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R E V I E W ➠ Defying Gravity by K.K. Allen


Our greatest risk was the one we never took … 

It was an accidental spring fling three years ago—one week spent in the mountains of Big Sur and no one was the wiser. Ignore the fact that Tobias James was my neighbor and my best friend’s older brother. Or that upon our return his hoop dreams were waiting for him, robbing us of any potential future we could have shared. 

Now, I’m fulfilling my own dreams in L.A. and my biggest dream of all is about to come true. The last thing I expected was for my past and my present to collide.

Not now. Not here. Not him.

But he struts back into my life like he never even left. Unfortunately, I’ll never forget what happened after he did.

The ball is in my court, but Tobias isn’t below stealing—my power, my resolve, my heart… When he wants a second chance to reignite our connection, my answer is simple. We can’t.

Not unless we defy the rules our dreams were built on and risk everything.

RELEASE DATE: July 25, 2019

I was free. Free to love, free to dance, free to be exactly who I was meant to be.


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Not my first READ by the author but my first OFFICIAL review for sure! This is a duo…that’s all I am saying about that!

I don’t know where to begin on this Amelia and Tobia’s were the perfect couple character. Deep down they were meant to be and along came of course HEARTBREAK, LIES AND SECRETS, but through out time their chemistry never left, it was just so beautiful to watch them together…even when Amelia’s sassy-ness came out!

Tobia’s is strong yes but after discovering a secret of his own, he went lose…needed to find himself and his identity, not to mention his goal be play in the NBA. It’s a hard thing when you lose yourself but you add on pressure and life…it not only get difficult but also if you’re not careful you can lose yourself in a whole different way. This is where I fell in love with Tobia’s because he was…no IS strong enough even when he didn’t believe in himself.

They both made HUGE sacrifices for their careers but at the end of the day when they lay their head down on the pillow…something is missing. Throw in forbidden, secrets, lies and lot’s of action…not to mention the every so sweet romance…a perfect disaster!

This second-chance romance blew me away and I couldn’t get enough, even from the first pages! That feeling I chase when I read, I FOUND IT HERE!!!

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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R E V I E W ➠ Often and Suddenly by Gabrielle G.

Angels and Sunshine Book #3


Dex Crawford is the fixer, the one his friends turn to when there is a problem, the one who always has a solution. But his friends are barely there for him, and when they forget his fortieth birthday, Dex decides to drink away his disappointment.
That’s how he ends up in bed with Luke, who hasn’t had a one-night stand in years but is ready to settle down for life.

Dex: Happiness is overrated, and I don’t need a man to complete me. Finding someone who has my back and takes care of me is optional, and Luke is not an option. The way I see it, he’s only a complication.

Luke: One-night stand? No thanks. Friends-with-benefits relationship? Tricky, especially with an insanely hot, three-piece-suit, uptight, grumpy man who lights up around me. If opposites attract, Dex and I collide.

RELEASE DATE: August 2, 2019

Neither Dex nor I are making the first move. It’s battle of wills. Who will give up first and ravage the other?


Because even if I can’t be the love of his life, I can’t bring myself to walk away from mine.

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Not my first read by author & I have read both Book 1 & 2 in the series, although this one is a M/M just so you know! I don’t get to read a lot of them so I get excited to, I like the different and so this was perfect for it.

When Dex finds himself alone at the bar on his 40th birthday which everyone seems to have forgotten, he wakes up feeling great aside from the hang-over but what happens next is crazy…he get’s to his office [yes he is the stuffy CEO dudes] and finds himself a cake that says: Don’t ignore me, I sucked your dick. Well, not having any recollection of what had happened last night, Dex panics.

Luke is well a big, tatted and bearded sexy man, who is CARE-FREE to opposite of Dex in all the ways! When Dex finds out about the cake, Luke has a little fun with him, and pushes his buttons. It’s a very interesting duo between these two, there is romance but it’s more of two grown adult alpha sexy men coming together, you know! There is jealousy, action, heartbreak and just LOT’S HAPPENING, it’s great!

I do have mixed feelings about this because it’s well written I just personally wasn’t feeling it. All the characters and even from the past, there was a lot going on but simple enough not to get lost or confused, definitely would read the previous books though. I just, I think from not reading these kinds for a while then jumping in, I expected something else and therefore couldn’t connect to the book well enough, although Luke if I had to pick was my absolute favorite! Again, very well written no doubt and for a M/M i haven’t read for a while i did enjoy it very much.

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Recommended: ☑
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R E V I E W ➠ Break For Me by VR Baucke


Jess & Mace.
Bright eyes & Cowboy.
Gorgeous, guarded and torn between her desires and responsibilities. 
Charming, persistent, and loyal to a fault.
Together, they define love at its rawest, loss at its most crippling, and defeat at its most heartbreaking.

The instant Mace clapped eyes on Jess, the laws of attraction were set in motion.
Despite Jess’ resistance, their chemistry is more addictive than any drug they’ve ever known, and Jess finds herself wanting more than she can allow herself to have. 
While she refuses to let him in, Mace willingly reveals his own sordid secret – the one he once vowed to take to the grave – in a bid to gain her trust. Armed with that knowledge, Jess doesn’t know whether to fall for the man a little further or push him away harder.
The decision is made for her the moment her double life makes a turn for the worse. The crew’s fears become reality when drastic actions lead to horrific consequences, and in the blink of an eye their entire world tilts on its axis. 
Through the heartbreak and regret, will Jess be strong enough to walk away from the only man to earn her heart? 

RELEASE DATE: August 1, 2019

“I love you too, Bright Eyes, and I’m gonna show you how much.”


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Not my first read by author, I also have read Book #1 from this series!! Hold on to your pants guys!

To say I was pleasantly surprised it an under-statement. I fell in love with this book from the start. If you have never read this author, she has a way of drawing you into the story and her characters… fit so well together and are relatable.

This story is UBER sweet, the protectiveness, the love and the passion…stthhaapp! Mace and Jess, no comment aside from PERFECT for one another! So be prepared to love each characters and the story! But, we always comes to that part because what would true love be without a twist of fate or some danger…. ALL THE EMOTIONS for this book, my heart might have broken but I fought it, also shed a tear or two!

Again, this author’s characters and story is so relatable and real, it’s insane!

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