Review: SHADOW CHASER by Aaron L. Speer

November 29, 2017

Shadow Chaser by Aaron L. Speer
No victory comes without cost. For Alexandra Hensley, that cost was crippling. She has no time to pick up the pieces of her shattered heart as another test of courage looms; the nightmare no one saw coming.

The Shadow Killer is unlike anything Alex has encountered.
As vampire allies join the hunt for him, she realises the paranormal is no longer being hidden. The secret is out and spilling onto the streets.

When it seems they are closing in on the killer, his true intent is discovered.

There is a way to defeat him. There is always a way. But there is always a price. Time is running out and the choice must be made. What would you give up to save the person you love the most?

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

If you’ve been following my journey of discovery into the Speer-verse, you’ll know how much I fell in love with it in book one, Night Walker. My love for this series has only grown with each additional book. However, before I continue to extol the virtues of this author, the awesome world he keeps dumping me into, and the incredible characters he created, I have to air my one grievance. Yup, you read that right. I only had one issue and if I don’t get it off my chest right now, I’m gonna explode.


Ok… here goes… mildly spoilery (it’s a word)...

I need the scenario between Alex, Dante and Michelle to end. NOW!! To say I wasn’t thrilled with where this part of the story was going would be an understatement. I finally got Dante and Alex to admit their feelings for one another. FINALLY!! And yeah, a freaking demon was wreaking havoc and matters became life or death for all of Australia, but did Michelle have to literally infuse herself into the situation? Why??? Why couldn’t she be the better person, as much as Dante and Alex always were, and just be happy for them? Why did Alex have to confuse the issue? Okay, I get it wasn’t really her but the demon, but c’mon!! Couldn’t Michelle figure out that what happened wasn’t normal? She herself said something was wrong with Alex! And Dante… how dare he imagine a future with both women when just a few scenes ago, he admitted that his feelings for Alex were the first of that depth he’s felt in a long time. Meaning… he didn’t feel that way for Michelle! So why is this happening??? Please… Aaron… for the love of all things otherworldly… please don’t do this to me in book four. Please!! All this did was disconnect me from them and leave a bad taste in my mouth.



In other news…

Mrs. Pam Nelson, in her review of this book (found HERE), mentions her new favorite vamp of the series - Lee Nightingale. And I can see why. Not only was he gorgeous, arrogant, and apparently the strongest vampire around, he was also someone not afraid to be who he is with absolutely no apologies. In my opinion, he had every right to be arrogant and I couldn’t help falling for him too. I can’t wait to see more of this man!

I loved every scene with Talia and Alicia. It was immediately evident that Alicia gave Talia the maternal comfort and affection that was missing from her own mother. It was obvious that her mother had an agenda that didn’t line up with hers. Was it only me who found that despite not being raised along with Nick, she was very much like him? I’m so excited to see how that reunion will go.

I didn’t have much love for Nicole in the previous book, but I came to like her in this one. I liked her fierce devotion to Nick and how protective she was towards the life they created together. As this new life creates its own substory, I’m increasingly interested in finding out how this will all play out.

The demon though??? This demon had me rolling!!! I laughed so freaking hard. The things that it said. The way it acted. Dayum!! I loved how the author illustrated the pull on Alex and the ferocity of her fight against evil. These scenes were intense, painful and highlighted all that was amazing about Alex and this author’s imagination.

Honestly, there was so much going on that I couldn’t help being captivated by this story. There was tons of action, tons of gore, tons of love, and tons of drama.


So yeah, that’s about all I have to say. This series is incredible. This story is phenomenal. If you’re a fan of paranormal romance, you NEED to get on this. If you haven’t started this series, I’m telling you right now… YOU’RE MISSING OUT!!


Release Date: April 11, 2017
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Thriller
POV: Multiple - 3rd person
Heat: 4 out of 5
Type: Book 3 of the Undeadly Secrets series

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ARC Review: THE SEAL'S SECRET BABY by Lilly Holden

The Seal's Secret Baby by Lilly Holden
Some secrets ensure a person’s freedom.
Sophie’s secret ties her to me forever.

One day two years ago I buried a ghost, a man who had haunted me throughout my life.

That night two years ago I seized my one chance and shared my bed with the girl I’d secretly adored from the time we were kids. The woman I’d never dared hope would be mine.

She was too good, too pure.

I was hard, rough. A Navy SEAL. A killer.

All we had was a few stolen hours before life and family destroyed the fantasy.

Now I’ve returned to Spring Valley to sell my family home, the last step in breaking free of my past…until I find I’m nowhere near done.

Not with Sophie. Not with my past. And not with the secret she was desperate to hide from me.

But I’m not the only one who has unfinished business with Sophie.

I’ll need every one of my killer instincts to protect what is mine.

**The SEALs Secret Baby is a quick and naughty page turner involving an obsessed alpha hero, a sassy heroine, and enough insta-love and sizzling romantic suspense to melt your kindle. HEA and no cheating in this emotional tale.

ARC Review: DRIVE by Jacob Chance

November 28, 2017

Drive by Jacob Chance
Kissing a complete stranger shouldn’t be a life altering experience, but with him it was. One look into his mischievous hazel eyes and our lips were colliding without a second thought.

Now, months later, not only do I know his name, we’ve also become friends. Good friends. The kind of friends that kiss and cuddle together, all night long. The kind of friends that fantasize about being horizontal or vertical...and very much naked.

I’d never been attracted to the football playing jocks, but Nick’s different. When he’s not being a professional flirt, he’s undeniably sweet and funny. For every excuse my mind comes up with to keep my distance, my body finds two reasons to give him a chance.

Can he make the final drive into my heart or will I keep him in the friend zone?

ARC Review: PULLED UNDER by Lisa Renee Jones

November 27, 2017

Pulled Under by Lisa Renee Jones
He is blond, tattooed, and dangerous. She's as beautiful as she is mysterious and could be his destruction...
Asher wasn't always a member of the elite Walker Security team, he was a billionaire's son, who rebelled against his father's controlling hand, and ended up in New York City's underground of drugs, rock n roll, and danger. But that is long behind him, and while his tattoos and long blond hair remain, he's now a chameleon, far more comfortable in a suit and tie than a leather jacket.

Or so he likes to tell himself.

But now Walker Security needs him back inside the underground club scene for a police case they're working. Women are dying, murdered, and the clock is ticking until another victim is claimed. When Asher is pulled back into this toxic world he meets Sierra, who is as beautiful as she is mysterious. A woman who calls to a darker side of him, long suppressed, unleashing it in what becomes wicked hot passion and obsession. But Sierra has a secret, one that leads her, and Asher, to a dangerous place, and game, with dangerous players, and the game is about life or death.

ARC Review: PIERCED INK by Dani Rene

November 25, 2017

Pierced Ink by Dani Rene
Ava was the only woman to really get me. She broke down the walls I built up and burrowed herself beneath the surface. She became a part of me. There’s no other way to describe her, or us.

Everything about her drew me in. From her captivating smile to those nipple piercings she used to love me tugging on. Her body is pure perfection—smooth tanned skin covered in ink I gave her, and surface piercings on either hip I loved to tease with my tongue.

Two years ago, at the height of our love—the height of us—she woke up and packed her stuff into a single small suitcase.

The next moments passed by in a blur. And then she was gone. No explanation. Nothing but an empty room.

My world crashed around me and I let it.
I let her walk out.

Two years without a word from her—until today. Ava’s back in my shop, on her knees, begging me to mark her once again.

For those times when size does matter. The Dirty Bits from Carina Press: quick and dirty, just the way we like it.

This book is approximately 12,000 words.

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Review: MOTORHEAD by Lauren Landish

November 24, 2017


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Jerk. Angry bastard. That’s how people describe me. Everyone in this small town knows to steer clear of me.

Thing is, they don’t know me. They don’t know what I’ve seen, what I’ve done. So I’ve learned to put up a shield to protect both me and them. When everything gets to be too much, I escape on my beloved Harley, the wind in my face calming my soul.

But my new neighbor hasn’t gotten the memo about me. She’s a walking, talking firecracker, and I can’t help but imagine what that feistiness is like in bed. She’s full of dangerous curves and a smart mouth that draws me to her like nothing I’ve ever felt.

We couldn’t be more different. I’m a grumpy asshole and she’s a sassy princess, but somehow, she sees through me and our spark is undeniable.

The question is… will we light up like pretty fireworks or a devastating explosion?

I should warn her that’s she’s not safe with me, but I’m tempted to take her for a ride.

A ride neither of us will ever forget.

Motorhead is a full-length Romance with an HEA, no cheating, and no cliffhanger!


My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I think this was my favorite book by Lauren Landish yet because I loved Motorhead so much!! Evan really was a jerk. An angry man, embittered by war, suffering from survivor’s guilt. He’s completely closed himself off from everyone, including his loving brother. No one understands him. No one can handle him. When things get to be too much, he just hops on his Harley to clear his mind. Hey, who the heck is that fine piece of sass moving in across the street? I want her but I don’t want to destroy her. Must stay away.

McKayla moves to town with her BFF Brad to open up their own salon. Taking their Hollywood skills with them, they’re embarking on a new adventure and hoping it will pay off in the town their falling in love with. But oh ho ho… who’s that scrumptious piece of man meat over there across the street? Why it’s the most brooding and temperamental man she’s ever met. He thinks he can put her off? He has no clue what she has in store for him because this girl doesn’t give up on what she wants most. And she definitely wants Evan.

Loved these characters. While McKayla was light and easy to understand, Evan was a beast in need of conquering. His demons were fierce and I believe the author did an amazing job of illustrating them as realistically as possible. It wasn’t hard to get inside his head. It also wasn’t pretty. I loved the push and pull between these two and I really enjoyed watching Evan succumb to the awesomeness of McKayla’s character. These two couldn’t be more different, but they most definitely worked. With a bit of suspense thrown in, this story turned out to be quite the entertaining read. I wonder if Evan’s brother, TJ, will be getting his own book too?

Release Date: November 8, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
POV: Dual - 1st person
Heat: 4 out of 5
Type: Standalone with character crossover

ARC Review: TEMPTING IRISH by C.M. Seabrook

Tempting Irish by CM Seabrook
One rock god. One girl from his past. One ocean that can't keep them apart.

I've been in love with Owen Gallagher since I was twelve years old. Before the world knew his name.

Even though it's been years since I've been back to Ireland, I never forgot my Irish crush. The boy who saved me from his bully of a brother is now a dark, sexy, tattooed rock star who shreds the guitar like a true master.

A night of anonymity.

One night to live my forbidden fantasies.

He'll be furious when he finds out my true identity. But I'm not the same, shy little girl he remembers, and I have every intention of tempting my own Wild Irish.

Dreaming about a rock god is one thing, but I'm chasing that dream across an ocean.

Review: VENERABLE by Laura B. Martinez

November 22, 2017

Venerable by Laura B. Martinez

Innocent. Confused. Curious.
She was a girl in the wrong place at the wrong time.
He saved her.
He took her from the hands of an animal just to throw her to the Monsters.
For the first time in his whole life, he wished he wasn't the worst of them all
Will the darkness extinguish Sebastian's only light?

ARC Review: DIRTY FILTHY FIX by Laurelin Paige

November 21, 2017

Dirty Filthy Fix by Laurelin Paige
I like sex. Kinky sex. The kinkier the better.

Every day, it’s all I think about as I serve coffee and hand out business agendas to men who have no idea I’m not the prim proper girl they think I am.

With a day job as the secretary to one of New York’s most powerful men, Hudson Pierce, I have to keep my double life quiet. As long as I do, it’s not a problem.

Enter: Nathan Sinclair. Tall, dark and handsome doesn’t come close to describing how hot he is. And that’s with his clothes on. But after a dirty, filthy rendezvous, I accept that if we ever see each other again, he’ll walk right by my desk on his way to see my boss without recognizing me.

Only, that’s not what happens. Not the first time I see him after the party. Or the next time. Or the time after that. And as much as I try to stop it, my two worlds are crashing into each other, putting my job and my reputation at risk.

And all I can think about is Nathan Sinclair.

All I can think about is getting just one more dirty, filthy fix.


My rating: 4 of 5 stars


This story was quick, hot, and absolutely filthy. This was the closest thing to smut I’ve ever read from Laurelin Paige and it was a delicious delight. Trish and Nathan weren’t looking for anything serious. She wants to be free and everyone seems to want to pin her down. As a member of the Open Door, she’s free to indulge in all the kink she likes. While at play, she had four rules:

  1. Never go home with anyone
  2. Never take off her mask
  3. Never give out her personal info besides her first initial
  4. No penetration

These rules are what has been keeping her safe and they actually made a lot of sense to me. So when Nathan comes to the club one night, why do all of these ‘safe’ rules seem to go out the window?

I really liked this story. Although it was short, it was still fun, layered, and intense. The chemistry between Nathan and Trish was beyond steamy. I think what I liked most about this was that the author didn’t rush the facts in order to give us a happily ever after. She allowed the characters to dictate their pace, she showcased Trish’s reluctance to tie herself down, and she illuminated Nate’s interest in building upon what they shared. I think it would have been a bit more believable if I had gotten his perspective, but I’m greedy so… I’m pretty satisfied with their happy for now because it kind of leaves the door open for more of a story in the future. *wink*

Release Date: November 21, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Erotica
POV: Heroine - 1st person
Heat: 4 out of 5
Type: Standalone novella - Book 5.5 of the Fixed series

ARC Review: THE MAFIA AND HIS ANGEL by Lylah James

The Mafia and His Angel by Lylah James
"The war continues... A battle for His Angel."

Ayla

My wings were ready to fly, but he clipped them. Feather by feather, until I had nothing left.

Then my savior came.

He left a bloodbath to find me. He loves me. He wants his Angel to be free.

But how can I fly again when my wings are broken?

Alessio

This war isn’t over. If he thought he could break her and just disappear, then he was wrong. I am going to find him and break him like he broke her.

I made a vow to my Angel.

I promised to let her fly…I promised to save her soul.

And I never break my vows.

ARC Review: HONEY GOLD by Lindsay Marie Miller

November 20, 2017

Honey Gold by Lindsay Marie Miller
Some secrets are never forgotten.

He came back to haunt me.

But this time, there is nowhere to hide.

For Addie Smith and Tom Sutton, Savannah is a cold reminder of murder, envy and deceit. Prom night nearly killed them both. And with Daniel gone, their lost souls are all that remain.

Broken and desperate, Addie clings to the hope of a blissful summer in Tom’s arms. But Tom is battling demons of his own, as he reckons with his true identity, inevitably pushing Addie away.

When DeMilo escapes from prison, Addie fears for her life. As she flees to Atlanta for safety, Tom strikes a deadly bargain with DeMilo. One that just might get him killed.

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My rating: 3 of 5 stars

You know when you start a book and realize that you’re missing something? You’re dumped right in the middle of a storyline you know nothing about? Well, that’s what happened to me here. I really should have read book 1 first. Ah well, lesson learned.

Addie and Tom are high schoolers in love. Intense, forever, crazy kind of first love. But their road to forever isn’t going to be easy. The trouble that must have existed in book 1 has followed them into book 2. Their worst nightmare is still haunting them and they have no idea how to get free from it. Killers are after them to find a necklace and no one is safe.

This was a first read for me from Lindsay Marie Miller and I really liked it. I’ve never read a combination of young adult romance with suspense before so this was a unique experience. The story doesn’t really feel like it’s over and I can only assume the author will be continuing this series. I loved Tom so I can’t complain about seeing more of him ;)

Release Date: November 20, 2017
Genre: YA Romantic Suspense
POV: Heroine - 1st person
Heat: 1.5 out of 5
Type: Book 2 of the Murder in Savannah series

Review: DAY DREAMER by Aaron L. Speer

November 19, 2017

Day Dreamer by Aaron L. Speer
Alex Hensley thought that discovering vampires existing in Sydney was as dangerous as her life could possibly get, but she was wrong. Her very survival still depends on her ability to keep the secret. Just when Alex believes she has a grip on her new life, Nicholas, the teenage son of her estranged cousin shows up unannounced and gives her a chilling note from his mother, begging for help; the boy is in grave danger.
Nicholas, though kind and mild mannered is not forthcoming and Alex senses something is dreadfully wrong. The more Alex delves, the closer she is to igniting a war more personal for her than she ever dreamed. Though she cannot turn the boy away, something perhaps even worse than vampires has been unleashed in Sydney. The vampire nation scrambles as tensions rise. Their hold over the city has never been challenged like this, and they would rather destroy Sydney than relinquish it.
How can Alex hope to protect Nick, when the entire city is under threat and Alex can warn no one?
Ideals will be shaken. Friendships will be tested. Allegiances will be questioned.
The streets of Sydney will shatter as a bloodthirsty battle, once thought to exist only in myth, rises at the full moon.

ARC Review: SAVAGE by L.A. Fiore

November 17, 2017

Savage by L.A. Fiore

They call him a monster.
Pale blue eyes as cold as ice that see right through you.
He’s hard.
He’s damaged.
He’s dangerous.
He lives in a castle fit for a fairy tale, but he’s no prince.
He’s savage.
He’s brutal.
He’s a killer.
By an act of fate, our worlds collide.
They call him a monster, but he is my salvation.

ARC Review: THE BED MATE by Kendall Ryan

November 16, 2017

The Bed Mate by Kendall Ryan
I might be a typical guy, but these last few years, my love life’s been anything but. From crazy ex-girlfriends to one night stands who are stage-five clingers, my relationships go bad faster than the milk in your fridge. The only constant has been my best friend Maggie.

Fresh off a bad breakup of her own, I invite Maggie to my guy’s skiing weekend knowing she needs an escape from reality. But then something funny starts to happen. I start noticing things about her that I never noticed before.

She’s beautiful and doesn’t know it, she’s funny without even trying, and now she’s suddenly single for the first time in forever.

Sharing a hotel room with her proves to be the tipping point in our very platonic friendship. Suddenly I want to put my hands, my mouth, and my ... other parts ... all over her gorgeous body. I want to claim her, make sure no man touches her ever again. But then her groveling ex shows up, and Maggie’s torn.

Am I ready to screw up the best relationship I’ve ever had for a shot at something more?

ARC Review: BEDDING THE BILLIONAIRE by London Hale

Bedding the Billionaire by London Hale
She thinks they’re a mistake.

I've spent my whole life working toward my goals, being the best I can be at my job. Arrogant, persistent, pain in the skirt billionaire Colin Huntley isn't going to change that, even if he is the hottest man I've ever had the pleasure of working with. And pleasure is definitely something the man can deliver, without question. Our single, mind blowing night together was a mistake, though. A one-night stand brought on by a lapse in judgment. One I won't make again, so long as I stay strong as he starts his chase. Because when Colin decides he wants something, he gets it. And he's decided he wants me.

He always gets what he wants.

Sloane McLaren may be the best VP I’ve ever had, but she taunts me every day in her tight little skirts and her librarian-fantasy glasses. Especially since that night. The one when I had her in my bed, in my shower, bent over my kitchen counter. I thought we were finally on the same page...until I woke up to cold sheets and an empty bed. She may assume it’s business as usual in the office, but I didn’t build my billion-dollar company on assumptions. I want her back in my bed, and I’m willing to play dirty to get her there.

ARC Review: MR. NORTH by Callie Hart

Mr. North by Callie Hart
Law student Beth Dreymon is out of money and struggling hard. If she wants to finish her degree, she’s going to have to earn some money and fast. When she learns of an exciting opportunity—playing chess with New York’s most elusive billionaire—the offer sounds too good to be true. Reassured the offer is legit, Beth gets her game face on and prepares to geek out...

Only, when she steps foot into Raphael North’s luxurious penthouse, the rulebook goes flying out of the floor-to-ceiling windows. North is beautiful and damaged—a terrible temptation—and he has his sights set on winning Beth over. He’s just a job, though. A job Beth needs in order to make ends meet. If she plans on making her life in New York work, she needs to keep her eye on the prize. The road to hell is paved with good intentions, however, and it isn’t long before Beth finds herself entangled in Raphael’s world of dark desire.

Captor.
Curator.
Lover.
Enigma.

Beth should run from the devastatingly attractive blue-eyed devil, but Mr North has other ideas…and he’s about to make his next move.

ARC Review: CONSENT by Charmaine Pauls

November 15, 2017

Consent by Charmaine Pauls

When Gabriel broke down my door, he took over my body and life. Never with force, but always with clever manipulation. He stripped me of my independence, my defenses, and my clothes and turned me into an addict for his touch.

Once, I had dreams and a future. Now, I have fears, scars, and insatiable needs. I’m damaged beyond repair, but if I’m to survive the most dangerous man in Johannesburg, I can’t allow him to break me, because broken toys are destined for the garbage dump.


My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Picking up where Dubious left off, Val has run off and Gabriel is desperate to find her. It’s literally life or death for her and her brother, but Gabriel refuses to let anything happen to her and is willing to do anything to keep the owner of his heart safe. Even if that means going against everything he once was. Even if it means the end of life as he knows it.

I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this book. The author found a fan in me from the first book and these characters held on for their life. I couldn’t let them go. I didn’t want to. With Val, Gabriel became the man he never thought he could be and it was a beautiful thing to watch his transformation. As for Val, she really came into her own. She showed strength, versatility and perseverance in the face of almost certain failure. Her fear and anger fueled her survival and I couldn’t help but admire her. These characters together seemed unsuited at first. Seriously, he was all that was bad and she was so pure and innocent. But somehow these two worked. I was completely rooting for their happy ending and after a hard-fought battle, these two found a way to come out somewhat unscathed.

I’m truly sad to be at the end of this duet. This author’s story was well-written, suspenseful, erotic, and simply incredible. I’ll definitely be on the lookout for whatever she dreams up next. If you’re a fan of mafia romance, romantic suspense, dark romance, or any type of romance featuring an alluring anti-hero and his equally enticing heroine, then you don’t want to miss out on this one.

My review of Dubious: http://bit.ly/2xybShE

Release Date: November 14, 2017
Genre: Mafia Romance
POV: Dual - 1st person
Heat: 4 out of 5
Type: Part 2 of The Loan Shark Duet

ARC Review: OBSESSION MINE by Anna Zaires

November 14, 2017

Obsession Mine by Anna Zaires

I stole her in the night.
Caged her because I can’t live without her.
She’s my love, my addiction, my obsession.
I will do anything to keep Sara mine.

Review: TORMENTOR MINE by Anna Zaires

Tormentor Mine by Anna Zaires

He came to me in the night, a cruel, darkly handsome stranger from the most dangerous corners of Russia. He tormented me and destroyed me, ripping apart my world in his quest for vengeance.
Now he's back, but he’s no longer after my secrets.
The man who stars in my nightmares wants me.

ARC Review: Deal Breaker by Tara Leigh

November 13, 2017

Deal Breaker by Tara Leigh
Nixie Rowland is having a bad day. Rushing home to drown her sorrows in ice cream and reality television, she decides to take a shortcut to the subway where things take a turn for the worst. But Nixie’s bad luck doesn’t end there—the white knight who comes to her rescue is none other than the Dark Knight of Wall Street, a cocky Manhattan mogul whose ego barely fits inside his penthouse. To her horror, Nixie discovers the sizzling attraction between them is off the charts, and rising fast. Spending the night in his bed does nothing to lower the heat… And everything to set her heart on fire.

Nash Knight doesn’t have room in his life, or his heart, for anything beyond one-night stands or casual flings. And he certainly doesn’t make a habit of rescuing damsels in distress. Except that this particular damsel slips beneath his armor, the vulnerability she covers with a false show of bravado hitting him somewhere deep. Nixie is everything he never wanted… And exactly what he needs.

With Nixie on the run from a controlling ex, and Nash trying to salvage a business deal at risk because his conquests in the bedroom are overshadowing his wins in the boardroom, there’s one simple solution for them both: a marriage in name only. But when lust becomes love, will their untamed emotions be a deal breaker?


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3.5 “Anything for another chance” stars!!

Nixie Rowland was at the wrong place at the wrong time. Completely unaware of her surroundings, she turned down an alley and was followed in by two thugs. Lucky for her, a knight in shining armor caught the action about to happen and saved the day. Nash Knight rescued the damsel-in-distress who ended up injured and brought her to his home to recover. He didn’t expect to love seeing her in his space, a space he never shared with anyone. And that’s just the beginning…

Nixie has only known loss. She lost her family in 9-11 and now the man she thought was the love of her life turned out to be someone else. She’s not interested in another relationship. She’s just trying to keep her head above water and hiding from one who wants more from her than she’s willing to give. Nash doesn’t know anything about relationships and doesn’t care. His true loves are his work and his brother’s twins. After losing his brother to the war, his perspective on life changed. Who needed love? But meeting Nixie throws his whole life out-of-whack. For these two, most resistant to love, it couldn’t have hit them harder.

Tara Leigh did a fantastic job of illustrating the push and pull between Nash and Nixie. Their chemistry was undeniable but the fight that Nash had on his hands to earn a chance with her was hard to handle. While I was frustrated like crazy with Nixie, I was rooting right until the end for Nash. In the end, this manwhoring billionaire found his heart and became a swoon-worthy hero and that’s a win in my book.

Release Date: November 14, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
POV: Dual - 1st person
Heat: 2.5 out of 5
Type: Standalone - Book 2 of the Billionaire Bosses series

ARC Review: THE OUTLIERS by T.M. Frazier

November 12, 2017

The Outliers by TM Frazier


Sensual. Heartbreaking. Passionate. Overwhelming. Maddening.

That’s the love Finn and I share.
It's the kind you can never recover from.
The kind you never WANT to recover from.

That's why we'll do everything and anything to protect it.

When my past chases me all the way to Outskirts, we have to make a choice.
Let the lies destroy our chance at future together or...bury them deep in the swamp where they belong.

Got a shovel?

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ARC Review: CROWNED BY HATE by Amo Jones

November 11, 2017

My Rating - 5 out of 5 stars
Crowned #1
Release - November 14, 2017
Genre - Dark Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 3.5 out of 5
Length - 172 pages

Some would say I have a privileged life. Daughter of the current President of the United States, wealthy, famous, and all things that some girls wish they had.
Only I'd dream of having a simple life. A life where I wasn't marrying the scariest man I have ever met. Well, I thought I had just met him, but it turns out, there's so much I don't know about myself. That's all thanks to a past so twisted, so warped, that no amount of money, or presidential status could wipe it clean.
I'm the rebel child. Or as some may see it, the disappointment. I’ve never cared about expensive wedding gowns, or how much someone paid for a tailored suit. I don’t care if your wedding dress is from Walmart, or if it’s from some fancy, upscale designer line.
So why am I marrying the devil dressed in a thousand-dollar suit?
I'm about to find out how I got here. To marrying one of the most powerful men in the country. The road to finding out, though, is paved with darkness, painted with the blood of innocents, and it leads my ass straight to hell. Only this hell is a multi-million-dollar penthouse suite in New York City where Bryant Saint Royal, sits on his throne.

ARC Review: Revere: A Legacy Novel by Bethany-Kris

November 09, 2017

Revere by Bethany-Kris
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
A Legacy Novel - Cross + Catherine #2
Release - November 6, 2017
Genre - Mafia Romance
Dual POV - 3rd person
Heat - 4 out of 5
Length - 304 pages

She was once his liar.
He was once her savior.

Cross Donati fills his days with the mafia, family, and responsibility. The wild boy is a distant memory. A waiting prince now sits in his place. An old debt puts the gunrunner right back into the path of his past, but he only sees his future.

Every king needs a queen.

Catherine Marcello learned how to stand on her own, and she no longer needs saving. The sly girl is far more dangerous now. A broken promise taught her how to live again. One conversation puts the hustler face to face with her first love, but she only sees heartache.

Every God needs a prayer.

The scars of their history runs deep. Every lie told, and each secret spilled hurts a little bit more.

Love does not care.
Love will not wait.

So, why does life keep standing in the way?

Review: Stripped by Alexis Anne

November 08, 2017

Stripped by Alexis Anne
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - The Tease Series
Release - February 16, 2015
Genre - Contemporary Romance
Heroine POV - 1st person
Heat - 3.5 out of 5
Length - 230 pages

Travis Brantley, the sexy rock musician from Tease, wants nothing more than to finally get his big break. When he lands a record deal with a major label, Travis is convinced all his dreams are about to come true. His dream turns into a nightmare when he is sent on tour with a pop princess who is more auto-tuned than talent. Kristen Holt may have a beautiful face, but the electronically garbled music and nonexistent clothing are more show than substance. While her body is sexy as sin, Travis is convinced she’s nothing more than another dead-end on his road to obscurity.

When Kristen sheds the the “Pop Princess” persona designed by the label and goes indie, she captures the attention of the audience, and the sexy rocker who never bothered to give her the time of day. Singing a stripped down acoustic song with him in front an eager crowd, their musical and sexual chemistry explodes, skyrocketing them on a fiery two week publicity tour…and into an intense love affair that takes them both by surprise.

With the label breathing down Travis’s neck, Kristen’s mysterious connections, and an overeager group of paparazzi, their two week tour comes with a lot of strings and a lot of passion—and it will change everything.

ARC Review: A Cowboy for Christmas by Celia Aaron

November 07, 2017

A Cowboy for Christmas by Celia Aaron

One of the things I love most about Celia Aaron is her ability to diversify her portfolio. She does romantic suspense, romantic comedy, contemporary romance, and now, a sweet and easy country holiday classic! A Cowboy for Christmas was a really romantic, steamy and suspenseful read.

One part incredibly hot cowboy…


One part insanely beautiful cowgirl…


and tons of drama to keep any reader entertained. Ingram was a brooding, sexy cowboy and Molly was running the neighboring farm. They knew each other forever, but Molly had gone off to college and off to lead a different life. When her father passed, she came home to run his farm and these two just couldn’t stop butting heads. Their chemistry was hot AF and amidst their budding romance, they found themselves a rustler ‘round these parts!

If you’re looking for a great book to add to your holiday reading list, then this dirty-talking cowboy and his feisty cowgirl should make the cut.

Release Date: November 12, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
POV: Dual - 1st person
Heat: 3.5 out of 5
Type: Standalone Holiday Novella

ARC Review: Seth by Crimson Syn

November 05, 2017

Seth by Crimson Syn
My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Standalone - Hellbound Lovers #5
Release - October 31, 2017
Genre - Erotic MC Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 5 out of 5
Length - 142 pages

I didn’t expect to cross paths with Ciara Morton.
Her innocent beauty literally knocked me to my knees.
I’d never met a woman like her.
She’s smart to stay away from me.
I like my sex rough and dirty and I don’t believe in love.
But she’s slowly seeping into my bones,
And the more she rejects me, the greedier I get.
She should stay away, before I lose all sense of control.

Seth Scardino is all sinewy muscles and rough attitude.
He’s the type of man who takes without asking permission.
From the first moment I saw him, I knew he would be my weakness.
He controls me in every way possible,
But I’ll never admit it.
If I do, he’ll know I’ll let him take me completely,
And I don’t think I’ll be able to let him go if he does.

The Rapid Fire Book Tag

November 04, 2017

Hello my lovelies! I've never participated in a book tag but I came across this one when I took my nosiness to the internet. This particular challenge comes from what I found on the blog, Tomes with Tea. I encourage you to do this too!

Ok, so here are the questions:

1. eBook or physical books?
I've always been interested in collecting hard copies of anything I plan to or have read. But with the popularity of eBooks on the rise, I find that I usually purchase a copy before deciding on which book to add to my physical book shelves.

2. Paperback or hardcover?
I used to prefer hardcovers, simply because I thought that they would last longer. However, now I'm not such a stickler because not only are paperbacks lighter, they're also smaller so I can fit more onto my shelves ;)

3. Online or in-store book shopping?
I buy most of my books online, but nothing beats wandering through a bookstore and browsing and touching the options.

4. Trilogies or series?
I love series! The more books the merrier, especially when the series is about the same characters. I find it allows for further character development, for the plot to be well-rounded, and for the story to reach a satisfying conclusion.

5. Heroes or villains?
Is it bad that I love both? 🙈 Even my heroes have to have a good dose of assholeism to make me happy.

6. A book you want everyone to read?
Anything from Sister Souljah. If you want some realism, you'll enjoy her books.

7. Recommend an underrated book?
Although Outlander by Diana Gabaldon is now a successful TV show, when I first started the series, NO ONE I knew had ever read it. Even now, many people who love the show still haven't read the series. Go figure!

8. The last book you finished?
This changes every day as I tend to read a book a day. The last one was A Cowboy For Christmas by Celia Aaron.

9. The last book you bought?
I actually bought several in one shot. One of them was Gun Shy by Lili St. Germain. You can check out the others when I get my book haul section up and running.

Review: White Water, Black Death by Shaun Ebelthite

White Water, Black Death by Shaun Ebelthite
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone
Release - September 5, 2017
Genre - Thriller
Multiple POV - 3rd person
Length - 284 pages

Magazine editor Geneva Jones has been sent on a trans-Atlantic cruise to help secure a major advertising agreement from the CEO of the cruise line Rachel Atkinson, but her efforts to win her over are curtailed by a mysterious crew death. Geneva suspects foul play. Rachel insists its suicide. A former investigative journalist, Geneva can’t resist digging deeper, but what she finds is far more devastating. There’s an Ebola outbreak on the ship, everyone is trapped aboard and Rachel is trying to keep it secret.

Geneva knows enough about Ebola to be terrified, but she’s also onto the biggest story of her career. Rachel turns Geneva’s own colleagues against her when she tries to investigate, so she enlists the help of her son, Aaron Atkinson, whom Rachel adopted from Uganda seven years ago, when he was a teenager. Now an isolated and vaguely broken adult, he’s an easily manipulated source. At least that’s what Geneva thought. Off the coast of Bermuda, with the ship anchored in quarantine, Aaron makes a public announcement informing passengers of the outbreak.

Panic surges through the ship. People begin jumping overboard, ignoring a ship-wide lockdown. The ship’s security start to lose control, tasering passengers indiscriminately. A mayday is declared in front of the world’s media, but Bermuda refuses to open its maritime border. The ship limps toward Miami, with more than half of everyone aboard sick. Rachel shocks everyone by resigning after a public lounge is converted into an apocalyptic triage clinic. Geneva has lost her story, Ebola can’t be treated on-board and the nearest help is more than 3,000 miles away.

ARC Review: Scored by Sloane Howell

November 03, 2017

Scored by Sloane Howell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Standalone
Release - October 17, 2017
Genre - Contemporary Sports Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 4 out of 5
Length - 221 pages

Kelsey: My mom would tell you I’m quite the catch, but since my last boyfriend, I haven’t been dating much. Maybe it’s my rocker style or my lack of filter that intimidates the boys. So I’m pleasantly surprised when Matt Stallworth waltzes into the indie record store where I work and gives as good he gets. Turns out Matt is a professional baseball player, which should mean he’s out of my league. But if he wants to hook up with me, he’s going to have to follow my rules.

Matt: After winning my MVP award, I learned that a guy can get used to having beautiful women practically throw themselves at you everywhere you turn. But everything changes the first time I see Kelsey Martin, and something just clicks. She’s hot, snarky, and whip-smart. I’ve got to see her again. Only problem is, she sees right through all my best moves. And I’m going to have to step up my game to convince Kelsey that I’m playing for keeps.

ARC Review: Enough by Danielle Norman

November 01, 2017

Enough by Danielle Norman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - Iron Orchids #1
Release - November 2, 2017
Genre - Contemporary Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 4 out of 5
Length - 254 pages

Some things in life were inevitable; death, taxes, and lying, whoremongering men.
One woman would never be enough for one man.
So I traded in men for a Harley.
Nothing beats that kind of power between my legs.
Then I blinked.
And he was there.

Some things in life were inevitable; death, taxes, and badge bunnies willing to hop into my bed.
The only problem is I’m a one woman kind of man.
In my line of work, I’ve seen it all.
Nothing bothers me until I find a woman’s wrecked body.
When she blinked,
My world changed.
Forever doesn't come close to giving me enough of her.