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Review: The Catch by K. Bromberg

June 29, 2017

The Catch by K Bromberg
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The Player #2
Release - June 29, 2017
Genre - Contemporary Sports Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 3.5 out of 5
Length - 286 pages

After an unexpected twist of fate, All-Star catcher Easton Wylder is left questioning the loyalty of everyone around him.

Even the woman who shares his bed, Scout Dalton.

But if Easton thought being uprooted to the last place he expected was the only challenge life had to throw at him, he was dead wrong.

With an ailing shoulder and his career in limbo, his decision to make an unexpected change leads him to question everything – Scout’s love, family loyalties, and whether he can conquer the one obstacle he’s never been able to overcome. The secret he’s never shared with anyone.

He may be a man pushed to his limits, but he’s hell-bent on proving his worth no matter the cost.

Review: Alpha Male by Jenika Snow

June 28, 2017

Alpha Male by Jenika Snow
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - A Real Man #14
Release - June 28, 2017
Genre - Erotic Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 4 out of 5
Length - 60 pages

LAYLA

For the last two years Lachlan has been my personal bodyguard. Although I don’t feel in danger and don’t need someone constantly watching me, because it’s Lachlan, I can’t help but feel safe.

I love him.

He is big and strong, with training that makes him deadly. Anyone who is stupid enough to cross him learns that swiftly.
But I’m too afraid to tell him how much I want him. I’m too afraid to tell him that I crave him.

Review: Tied by Carian Cole

June 26, 2017

Tied by Carian Cole
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - All Torn Up #2
Release - June 26, 2017
Genre - Contemporary Friends-to-lovers Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 3.5 out of 5
Length - 426 pages

Two hearts tied together by hope and tragedy.
An unexpected smile. A touch on scarred flesh. A kiss on waiting lips.
An undeniable love that overcomes all doubt...

My childhood and innocence were stolen when I was kidnapped at five years old and held captive for eleven years. Now, at eighteen years old, I don’t know what love, happiness, or hope feels like anymore. I’m numb and lost, clinging to a childhood fairytale of a happily ever after with the prince I hoped would someday save me.

I had no idea my prince would come in the form of a scarred recluse, covered in tattoo’s, who won’t—or can’t—speak a word.

The moment our eyes met I knew he was the one. My prince.
The one I knew would save me.

Review: Torn by Carian Cole

June 25, 2017

Torn by Carian Cole
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Standalone - All Torn Up #1
Release - August 28, 2016
Genre - Contemporary Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 3.5 out of 5
Length - 442 pages
Trope - age gap, forbidden

When I was five years old, I told Toren Grace I was going to marry him when I grew up. When I turned eighteen, I made it clear I still felt the same. The problem? He's fifteen years older than me, and he's my father's best friend.

Toren Grace. My father's best friend. My pseudo-uncle.
He's always been my rock. The one I should never, ever want.
But I do want him, and I love him.
I always have.

Tor's one of the good guys. Loving. Devoted. A strong moral compass. One kiss between us rocked him clear off his axis. Now, we can't forget how that kiss felt, and what it changed. Nothing will ever be the same between us. I'm not a little girl anymore, and he's everything I want.

Review: Counterpoints: Book 2 by Laura Rossi

June 24, 2017

Head Rush by Laura Rossi
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Counterpoints #2
Release - December 20, 2016
Genre - Contemporary Sports Romance
Dual POV - 3rd person
Heat - 2 out of 5
Length - 203 pages

“I know why you are here” he said, his voice steady, in control as always.
Isabella looked back at him, her head tilted to the side, daring him to go on “You want to know what’s going to happen next”
“And what is going to happen next, Christopher?” she looked straight at him, right into his deep green eyes.
They were so close.
Again, she thought, I am letting him get close again.

Determined to put everything behind her, Isabella tries to regain control and some of her 'long gone' good sense.
How could she have fallen for it? The relationship was doomed from the beginning, a regular girl like her dating a famous, race driver- not to mention ladies' man- like Christopher.
While a part of her misses him, Isabella knows she must stay away.
But can Christopher stay away from her?

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Review: Counterpoints by Laura Rossi

Full Throttle by Laura Rossi
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Counterpoints #1
Release - February 27, 2016
Genre - Contemporary Sports Romance
Dual POV - 3rd person
Heat - 2 out of 5
Length - 295 pages

"I am afraid to take a step forward and...miss the ground beneath my feet. You know, that awful feeling that you are going to hit the floor hard"
"Who says you will miss the ground?" she could hear him smile.
"What If I do though?"
"You'd fall down and then get back up again"

When Isabella lands the job of her dreams, she knows her life won't be the same again, especially when her task is to travel the world with a car race team.
Leaving behind her family and loved ones, she embarks on a journey across continents, during which she'll meet new friends, learn more about herself and about the people she can really trust, but most of all Isabella will fall for a man who is totally wrong for her.

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Review: His Promise by Eddie Cleveland

His Promise by Eddie Cleveland
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - FREE book to subscribers to author's newsletter
Genre - Contemporary Second Chance Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 4 out of 5

Colt and Isabella shared an instant connection that was put on hold for two years. Once they were reunited, their story became an emotional and steamy journey. With a boatload of drama mixed in, HIS PROMISE made for quite the entertaining read. I love getting a sweet surprise read just for supporting an author. Although this story was a bit cheesy and predictable, I happened to really enjoy it.

Review: Wrecked by Jeannine Colette

June 22, 2017

Wrecked by Jeannine Colette
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone
Release - June 21, 2017
Genre - Contemporary Friends-to-lovers Romance
Heroine POV - 1st person
Heat - 3 out of 5
Length - 355 pages

Take one sexy bartender. Add a badass cop. A splash of sweet, that's me. One sour, that's him... and serve over ice.

That’s how you’ll get to my current situation.

You know the girl - the one who commands the scene, bottle of liquor in hand, pouring liquid fire into the willing throats of patrons as they let loose at the local bar?

That's me. Leah Marie Paige.

I may be known as the town party girl, but in reality I'm this close to my dream of opening my own bar - McConaugheys. Yes, it will be named after the acclaimed actor. What can I say? I’m a sucker for that sexy Texan.

Everything was going as planned until the night I had a few drinks and accepted a ride home from a friend. A misunderstanding leads to an arrest, and now I'm at the mercy of the one man I can’t stand, and trust me, the feeling is definitely mutual.

Adam Reingold is six-feet-tall and built like a stallion -- the man is the epitome of male. He also happens to be the town narc and hates my guts. There’s a story to our past and it's not a pretty one.

So, now, here I am, chained to him for the summer like a hardened criminal, doing whatever he tells me to do. Problem is, I can’t help but look at him when he’s not watching and wonder what our future could be like if things were different.

There are so many reasons why he’s all wrong for me. Even more reasons why I need to stay away from him.

It’s a cocktail of trouble. Best served shaken, not stirred.

*Wrecked is a prequel to Reckless Abandon.

Review: Unforgiven by Willow Winters

June 20, 2017

Unforgiven by Willow Winters
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Sins and Secrets Duet #2
Release - June 19, 2017
Genre - Contemporary Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 3.5 out of 5
Length - 202 pages
Review of book 1, Imperfect

The sins of his past can’t be forgiven.

Mason Thatcher gave me chills when I first laid eyes on him. The good kind. The kind that makes your body ache and your heart hammer.

What’s better is that he looked at me the same way.
There was a hunger in his eyes that wouldn’t be sated, and a confidence in his stride that told me I could never run from him. Back then, I didn’t want to.

It’s not fair that his touch eased my pain.
That his lips on mine made my worries vanish.
That his love gave me a reason to breathe again.

With him, I felt complete, as if fate had given me a second chance.

Then I learned the truth: the sins and secrets of what really brought us together.

I knew it was too good to be true, but I could never have imagined he’d be capable of something so cold and cruel. That he was the reason my world crumbled.

There’s no way we can go back to what we once had and it’s not as easy as walking away. He can’t risk me telling his secrets.

I don’t know what choices I have or how I’ll survive this.

What he’s done is unforgivable, but that doesn’t mean he’s going to let me go.

Review: Imperfect by Willow Winters

Imperfect by Willow Winters
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Sins and Secrets Duet #1
Release - May 15, 2017
Genre - Contemporary Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 3.5 out of 5
Length - 247 pages

Fate brought us together, but the sins of my past threaten to rip us apart.
In a city ruled by corruption and powerful men, only the ruthless survive.
And that’s just what I am. Like father, like son. The life I lead is riddled with black tie affairs and dark secrets.

A simple mistake destroyed a woman I knew nothing about. She was only a name and a beautiful face in a photograph. Her fairytale life was shattered, but I didn’t give a damn.

Or at least I thought I didn’t care, until she stumbled into me.
One look, and I was tempted.
One taste, and I was hooked.

It wasn’t supposed to turn into this. She’s a good girl from the Upper East Side, innocent and naive. She’s ashamed to be moving on so quickly.
Especially with a man like me. Someone who could tarnish her sterling reputation and make the crack in her picture-perfect frame splinter even deeper.

We both know this was only meant to be a one-time thing.
But I’ll never have my fill of her.
Now she has me wrapped around her little finger, using me to get through her pain. I’m addicted to her soft moans and the way her nails scratch down my back.

I’m starting to need her just as much as she needs me.

I’ll protect her from the truth as long as I can.
But even if she finds out, I’m not letting her leave me.
She’s mine now.

Review: Roamer by Janine Infante Bosco

June 19, 2017

Roamer by Janine Infante Bosco
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Standalone - Nomad #3
Release - June 13, 2017
Genre - MC Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 3.5 out of 5
Length - 260 pages

Deuce The first moment I stared into Ally's tortured blue eyes, my subconscious knew I'd never escape her. She called to the darkest part of my soul and made it impossible to ignore the strange pull I felt towards her. Some things are just meant to be. As long as we were both breathing, my heart would do time with hers. Like the famous outlaw lovers, Bonnie and Clyde, Ally and I committed the perfect crime. I claimed her heart, and she stole mine. I only meant to save her. To heal her. Now, my past threatens to ruin her. Wanted dead or alive, I've got her by my side and together we'll ride. Ally I thought the world forgot me. That I had died at fourteen. But, I never knew life until I knew him. Rescued and healed, I found love in the face of an outlaw. Whether he fails or flies, I'll ride until I die. I'm his Bonnie and he's my Clyde. A love as strong as ours will never die.

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Review: Absolution by Missy Johnson

June 17, 2017

Absolution by Missy Johnson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone
Release - June 28, 2017
Genre - Contemporary Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 2 out of 5
Length - 220 pages

Declan James was the perfect guy.
He was sweet. Charming. Caring. Until he wasn’t.

Fourteen years ago, his actions tore apart my family. He ruined my sister’s life and nothing was ever the same again. But now, more than a decade later, he’s back.

When he walks into my office, asking for my help, I’m shocked, but nothing prepares me for what I’m about to learn. I see how far he’s gone to redeem himself and I know that he’s changed. I also know that, as a priest, he’s more off limits than ever.

If I help him, my family will never forgive me.
If I fall in love with him, I will never forgive myself.

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Review: Unraveled by Bethany-Kris

June 16, 2017

Unraveled by Bethany-Kris
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Guzzi Duet #1
Release - June 3, 2017
Genre - Mafia Romance
Dual POV - 3rd person
Heat - 4 out of 5
Length - 228 pages

Cara Rossi’s life has been a mess ever since her identical twin was killed. She blames the mafia, its ways, and the people within the caustic culture for a painful reality that turned her world on its side. In an attempt to momentarily pause her misery, a night out puts her on a path with a man she shouldn’t get involved with simply because of his last name—Gian Guzzi.

He’s the kind of man that makes it hard to say no.

Gian Guzzi’s problems are piling up fast. A murdered grandfather, an unpredictable mafia, and a new boss that threatens both his family’s legacy and his life. As a Cosa Nostra underboss, Gian has a duty. First to la famiglia, and only then to himself. In the midst of the violent uncertainty that has become unrelenting in his days, Cara Rossi should only be a distraction for him to enjoy.

She’s a happiness that he was never allowed to choose before.

His lies.
This life.
Their love.

It all unravels eventually.

Review: Daddy: The Complete Daddy Collection

June 15, 2017

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

These mini-stories had so much potential. Each and every one of them. Hot sex, alpha males, and a lot of burgeoning relationships. I'll admit, there was one story in particular that turned me off. Way off. But overall, I like daddy stories so there was something to enjoy here. Looking for an escape? These novellas may be just the ticket.

Release Date: June 13, 2017
Book Type: Anthology

Review: Taken: The Complete Alpha Male Collection

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

These mini-stories had so much potential. Each and every one of them. Hot sex, alpha males, and a lot of burgeoning relationships. Looking for an escape? These novellas may be just the ticket.

Release Date: June 6, 2017
Book Type: Anthology

Review: Seduced: The Complete Billionaire Collection

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

These mini-stories had so much potential. Each and every one of them. Hot sex, alpha males, and a lot of burgeoning relationships. Looking for an escape? These novellas may be just the ticket.

Release Date: May 23, 2017
Book Type: Anthology

Review: Broken: The Complete Bad Boy Collection

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

These mini-stories had so much potential. Each and every one of them. Hot sex, alpha males, some hidden pregnancies, and a lot of burgeoning relationships. Looking for an escape? These novellas may be just the ticket.

Release Date: May 30
Book Type: Anthology

Review: Notice by K Webster

June 12, 2017

Notice by K Webster
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone
Release - June 6, 2017
Genre - Dark Office Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 4.5 out of 5
Length - 299 pages

I didn’t notice her before…but now I do.
The shiny strands of gold in her silky brown hair.
Tiny crinkles between her eyebrows when she frowns.
Her passion for neatness.

Once I focus on her, I can’t take my eyes from my newest obsession. Ever.
I need to know everything about her.
Her past. Her present.
The way she takes her coffee.
Exactly how she smells after a spritz of perfume in the mornings.

Review: Brazen by Avery Flynn

June 11, 2017

Brazen by Avery Flynn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - B-Squad #1
Release - June 7, 2017
Genre - Romantic Suspense
Multiple POV - 3rd person
Heat - 4 out of 5
Length - 164 pages

Falling in love is the easy part, staying together…now that’s the biggest challenge of all.

Everything is finally working out for Bianca Sutherland and Taz Hazard. They’re in love and running B-Squad Security and Investigations. They’ve planned the perfect operation to take down the dangerous drug kingpin who’s kidnapped one of Bianca’s best friends. Then Taz’s wife—who was supposed to be his ex-wife—shows up on the eve of the big rescue mission and threatens to blow up his and Bianca’s happily ever after.

The last thing Bianca wants after the revelation that Taz might still be married is to have to spend time with her former live-in boyfriend who never told her he’d ever been married in the first place. But it’s too late to change plans. To save her friend, she has to swallow her hurt and go undercover with Taz as a newlywed couple at an exclusive resort. The only thing Taz wants is Bianca and he’s willing to do whatever it takes to win her back. But when it’s his life on the line, will it be too late for him to show her that his past is over and she’s the only woman for his future…

Brazen is a stand alone novel and the first full novel in the B-Squad series. However, if you want to find out how Taz and Bianca met, check out Bulletproof, a novella set in Liliana Hart’s MacKenzie Security world.

Review: DAY 31 by Kane Caldwell

June 09, 2017

Day 31 by Kane Caldwell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone
Release - June 8, 2017
Genre - Contemporary Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 5 out of 5
Length - 164 pages

Everything I'd planned on giving up was taken from me in an instant.
I felt responsible.
I tried moving on. Looking for light on my darkest days. But I just couldn't handle the demons inside. Out of despair, I tried ending my life. But just like protecting what was mine, I failed.
I was sent to the mental ward.
Sixty days.
Thirty-one days in, they put me in a new visiting program.
I didn't think anyone could reach me.
Then her sweet fucking gaze hit me.
*~*~*

Review: Ryder by S. Nelson

Ryder by S Nelson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Standalone - Knights Corruption MC Series #5
Release - June 9, 2017
Genre - Contemporary MC Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 4 out of 5
Length - 264 pages

If secrets fester long enough they will devour a person’s soul, leaving them black and dying on the inside, blocking the smallest glimpse of healing light.

With steadfast focus, Ryder Casteel immerses himself in the club, working tirelessly alongside his brothers of the Knights Corruption to figure out how to end the war with the Savage Reapers once and for all. The last thing he needs is the distraction of a feisty blonde.

Her sassy mouth intrigues him.

Her willingness to go toe-to-toe ignites the fire inside.

But when his nightmares suddenly return, he’s forced to reveal his secret.

A tragedy that happened many years ago, eventually shaping the man he became.

Braylen Prescott lives a charmed life. She’s happy. Content. Then in the blink of an eye, her world changes when a gorgeous biker captures her interest.

He’s blunt.

He’s crass.

He renders her speechless.

But is the imminent danger surrounding him worth losing everything?

Review: Hearts on Air by L.H. Cosway

June 07, 2017

Hearts on Air by LH Cosway
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - Hearts #6
Release - June 8, 2017
Genre - Contemporary Friends-to-Lovers Romance
Heroine POV - 1st person
Heat - 3.5 out of 5
Length - 416 pages

3 weeks. 5 cities. 15 impossible stunts. One reality show.

Trevor Cross came into Reya Cabrera’s world with a bang and faded out with a whimper. They vowed to make it work, but life had other plans. After chasing his TV dreams for years, Trev finally became the UK’s next big reality star, but he alienated his family and friends in the process. Now he finally has everything he ever wanted. Women. Money. Fame. But none of it means anything when he doesn’t have the one thing that matters most: love.

Money leaves a gaping hole. Fame surrounds him with loneliness. And no woman makes him feel like Reya used to before the whirlwind of success pulled them apart.

He has a plan to get her back for good. However, with a hectic filming schedule looming, the only way to do that is to convince her to come on the road with him. Reya has been stuck in a rut for a while, and the opportunity to travel across Europe and play her music for new audiences seems like heaven. The only catch? She has to do it with the one boy who ever got close enough to break her heart. But he’s not a boy anymore, and as she gets to know him again she can’t deny her respect for the man he’s become.

Every time she’s around him her heart feels full of air, like a balloon about to pop. Little does she know, Trev’s feelings are just tumultuous as hers. One thing’s for sure, these three weeks on the road together will either make them whole again or break them irrevocably.

Review: One Epic Night by L.H. Cosway

One Epic Night by LH Cosway
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Prequel to Hearts on Air - Hearts #5.5
Release - October 14, 2016
Genre - Contemporary Friends-to-lovers Romance
Heroine POV - 1st person
Heat - 3.5 out of 5
Length - 37 pages

Trevor Cross had been my best friend for the better part of the last three years. He was also the most unique and unpredictable person I knew. Being around him often felt like trying to circumnavigate a minefield, and yet, I wouldn’t change him for the world. He was addictive, destructive, frustrating, fascinating. Too full of energy to ever pin down. Our friendship had been on a steady path until one wild and epic night that changed everything. He convinced me to throw caution to the wind, to stay out until the break of dawn and embrace new experiences. I never expected where the night would end, nor how it would alter our relationship for good.

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Review: Remember by Dylan Allen

June 06, 2017

Remember by Dylan Allen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Standalone - Symbols of Love #2
Release - May 30, 2017
Genre - Contemporary Second Chance Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 4 out of 5
Length - 296 pages

Millicent
Milly’s life was safe. Her plans, certain.
She doesn’t take risks because she knows what it’s like to lose everything.
But, when it all falls apart, she decides to throw caution to the wind.
Her journey to reclaim her future leads her straight into the grown up arms of the boy she left behind.
In them, she finds passion long denied and love she thought was lost.
But is the promise of a second chance worth the risk of losing herself again?

Review: Ruckus by LJ Shen

June 05, 2017

Ruckus by LJ Shen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - Sinners of Saint #2
Release - May 23, 2017
Genre - Contemporary Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 4 out of 5
Length - 369 pages

Rosie

They say that life is a beautiful lie and death a painful truth. They're right.
No one has ever made me feel more alive than the guy who serves as a constant reminder that my clock is ticking.
He is my forbidden, shiny apple.
The striking fallacy to my blunt, raw, truth.
He is also my sister's ex-boyfriend.
One thing you should know before you judge me;
I saw him first. I craved him first. I loved him first.
Eleven years later, he waltzed into my life, demanding a second chance.
Dean Cole wants to be my bronze horseman. My white knight has finally arrived. Hopefully, he isn’t too late.

Review: Dating-ish by Penny Reid

June 04, 2017

Dating-ish by Penny Reid
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Standalone - Knitting in the City #6
Release - May 16, 2017
Genre - RomCom
Heroine POV - 1st person
Heat - 3.5 out of 5
Length - 356 pages

There are three things you need to know about Marie Harris:
1) She’s fed up with online dating,
2) She’s so fed up, she’s willing to forego the annoyance and consider more creative alternatives, and
3) She knows how to knit.

After the most bizarre and irritating first date in the history of human kind, Marie is looking for an alternative to men. With the help of her friends, she quickly identifies a few possibilities:

Need a cuddle? Use a professional cuddler. Need affirmation? Get yourself a life coach. Need an orgasm? Try orgasm meditation! Why does she need the hassle of a romantic partner when she can meet all her needs with paid services?
But then her irritating date resurfaces. And he’s not at all the person she thought he was. And he suggests a different—and crazier—solution to her dilemma . . .
As everyone knows (or will soon come to realize), traditional relations between humans are a thing of the past. Robots are our future. And if robots are our future, then why do we need other people at all?

Review: A Vow of Thorns by R. Scarlett

June 02, 2017

A Vow of Thorns by R. Scarlett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Blackest Gold #3
Release - June 1, 2017
Genre - Paranormal Romance
Dual POV - 3rd person
Heat - 3.5 out of 5
Length - 324 pages
Review of book 1, Vein of Love
Review of book 2, Body of the Crime

Never disobey the court.

Never disobey the crown.

And never tame that vicious heart.

In A Vow of Thorns, sacred laws are broken when a beauty holds an iron heart.

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Review: Only With Me by Kelly Elliott

June 01, 2017

Only With Me by Kelly Elliott
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Standalone - With Me #2
Release - May 28, 2017
Genre - Contemporary Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 3.5 out of 5
Length - 302 pages

Life was great.

I loved my bachelor life and working my dream job with the Colorado Springs SWAT team.

That all changed the day I stepped into her bakery. Her smile swept me off my feet, and her panna cotta was heaven.

Cue my very traditional Greek family.

Then all hell broke loose.

The woman I was falling in love with was Italian, and my mother was hell-bent on proving to the world she was the better cook.

If my meddling family wasn’t bad enough, for the last six years Gabi had been on the run from a past she tried desperately to escape from.

Between a beautiful woman on the run, and a crazy family constantly in my business, would I be able to show her I’m the only one who can keep her safe … or will her past steal her away from me?

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