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ARC Review: Misadventures of the First Daughter by Meredith Wild & Mia Michelle

October 31, 2017

Misadventures of the First Daughter by Meredith Wild and Mia Michelle
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - Misadventures #3
Release - October 30, 2017
Genre - Erotic Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 4.5 out of 5
Length - 280 pages

Charlotte Daley is the daughter of the newly elected POTUS. An only child, she's both spoiled rotten and entirely neglected by her powerful family. She's been forced to eat with the right forks, smile at all the right times, and be the picture of perfection for months. Now that her father is in office and too busy to know she exists, she's determined to exercise her new freedom before she heads back to college in New York. Zane Parker has one job-to protect the president's daughter, all day, every day. But she's been on a partying spree since the inauguration, heading down a dangerous path that threatens to ruin her reputation and cause a major scandal for her father. Zane will lose his job if he can't get her under control. Except he wants to sleep with her as badly as he wants to set her straight. She needs discipline. And he might be just the one to give it to her. When unexpected circumstances tie Charlotte to DC for the foreseeable future, Zane makes her an offer that's anything but honorable. He'll give the first daughter all the thrills she's seeking in exchange for one thing ... Her obedience. Fascinated by Zane's dark promises, Charlotte agrees. Submission has never felt so good. But as Zane brings her deeper into his forbidden desires, enemies surface and danger lurks ...

Review: Alone Before You by Claire Scott

October 30, 2017

Alone Before You by Claire Scott
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Before You #1
Release - May 31, 2017
Genre - Contemporary Romance
Heroine POV - 1st person
Heat - 3.5 out of 5
Length - 362 pages

With her past haunting her, Gwen Taylor shut herself off from every relationship she ever had.

But her lonely existence comes to an end when she moves to Beauforde, a small mountain town in Colorado. And when she meets Colton Underwood, a businessman and amateur boxer.

Their attraction is consuming, and soon even Gwen can’t deny her growing feelings toward Colt or the fact that their affair is anything but casual. But, even as she comes alive for the first time in years, her past threatens to destroy everything.

Drowning with guilt over a something she cannot change, Gwen must face her fears before it all catches up to her.

Review: The Heart of the Alchemist by Penny Wells

The Heart of the Alchemist by Penny Wells
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone
Release - August 13, 2017
Genre - Historical Time Travel Romance
Heroine POV - 3rd person
Heat - 2.5 out of 5
Length - 242 pages

When the love of her life dumps her, Katie spends three years living with a broken heart.
Seeing him with his new fiancée prompts her to make some changes, but before she can, Katie is torn abruptly from twenty-first century Chicago.

Landing in Elizabethan England, she finds herself in a room with a handsome alchemist named
Robert. Unable to send her home, Lord Robert assumes the role of her guardian and helps her learn how to live in 1566 London. Robert’s father, the spymaster to Queen Elizabeth, sees the value in Katie’s knowledge from the future and allows her to come to court. Plunged into a world of scandals and secrets she doesn’t understand, Katie risks her life to earn Lord Robert’s trust.

As a man with questionable intent begins to pursue her, stirring Robert to jealousy, Katie discovers she may feel more for Robert than she thought. Being a woman in the sixteenth century where she may be disciplined, married off, or locked away is fraught with perils. But has Katie found love despite these dangers?

Review: Night Walker by Aaron L. Speer

October 28, 2017

Night Walker by Aaron L. Speer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Undeadly Secrets #1
Release - September 3, 2014
Genre - Paranormal Romance
Multiple POV - 3rd person
Heat - 3 out of 5
Length - 270 pages

Vampires wage a secret, merciless war for ownership of Sydney.

But just when humans seem nothing more than prey, the hunters just might become the hunted...

When Alexandra Hensley meets Dante Delavega, owner of the hottest nightclub in Sydney, she has no idea how he will affect her life.

Alex learns Dante holds the key to her past and there is something she must know. When she discovers what really happened to her parents, she unlocks an Australian secret kept hidden since the First Fleet.

But no truth comes without a cost, and a secret of this magnitude has only remained hidden due to one simple rule: they join us or die.

Word of her discovery spreads to those whose sole purpose is to keep the secret buried, and Dante's greatest battle begins.

Alex must be silenced, and Dante is all that is standing in their way.

Can he truly save Alex? Or will Alex be yet another victim of knowing the Undeadly Secret?

ARC Review: A Wicked Treat by Crimson Syn

October 27, 2017

A Wicked Treat by Crimson Syn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - Sinful Holiday #1
Release - October 8, 2017
Genre - Smut
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 5 out of 5
Length - 83 pages

Anthony Reed has me primed and ready for so much more.
More of his mouth, more of his touch, more of his deliciously dirty words.
The man seduced me from the first moment I saw him,
And I can’t seem to stop myself from getting lost in him.
But my job is at stake, and so is my heart.
Yet I can’t help but fall for his devilish ways.

I have never yearned for a woman like I do Miss Ana Collins.
She’s beautiful, smart and unbelievably tempting.
She’s also my daughter’s Kindergarten teacher.
I should stay away from her, protect her, but I can’t do that.
My angel means everything to me.
Even if I have to fight my torrid past, I will have her.
She’s the only one who can mend my broken heart.

Review: First Crush, Last Love by Elizabeth McKenna

First Crush, Last Love by Elizabeth McKenna
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Standalone
Release - August 1, 2017
Genre - Contemporary Romance
Dual POV - 3rd person
Heat - 1.5 out of 5
Length - 316 pages

Back in high school, Lee Archer had the power to make Jessie Baxter’s cheeks flush and her heart race. But the popular athlete never wanted to be more than just friends. Ten years later, after a failed marriage and with her journalism career on shaky ground, Jessie’s come home for her high school reunion—and Lee still has the power to make her knees weak and her pulse pound.

Lee's teenage years were filled with more trauma and drama than anyone guessed. Though his damaged past has helped make him a successful police detective, it's hurt every relationship he's tried. But seeing the grown-up, stunning Jessie might just change his commitment-phobic mind.

Jessie’s psycho ex-husband had her convinced no one would ever love her, but Lee is ready to step out of the friend zone and into her heart. Can she learn to trust again before she loses her chance to turn her first crush into her last love?

ARC Review: Written In Flames by Eva Logan & A. Giannoccaro

October 25, 2017

Written in Flames by Eva Logan and A. Giannoccaro
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone
Release - October 26, 2017
Genre - Dark Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 3 out of 5
Length - 380 pages

Now I lay me down to sleep
I dream of flames that are soul deep

But if they should come
Before the night is done

I pray the lord my heart to save
If the fire my flesh should crave.

Nolan Leith: pyromaniac, recluse, and predator perched above the world.
Delilah Carmine: heir to a failing business, ballerina, and obsessive compulsive.

ARC Review: Dark Promises by Winter Renshaw

Dark Promises by Winter Renshaw
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - Dark #2
Release - October 23, 2017
Genre - Contemporary Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 3.5 out of 5
Length - 252 pages

I have a secret …

I don’t care if you like me or not.

Insatiable lust for power and control runs thick in my veins. My father served as President of the United States of America—and his father before him. Montgomerys are born to lead and rule, to fear nothing and cower to no one, to make allegiances, not friends.

But I digress.

With a senate campaign about to launch and presidential aspirations at fever-pitch intensity, imagine my dismay when my strategist tells me I need to “settle down” with a “nice girl” in order to appeal to my constituents. Enter Rowan Aldridge, a head-turning stunner with a charm school walk, Jackie O. refinement, and a well-connected family.

She’s perfect.

So I’ll do what I have to do, make her believe what I need her to believe, and as soon as the campaign’s over and I’ve secured my senatorial seat, I’ll release my pretty little butterfly back into the wild.

But this isn’t about all of that.

This is what happens when a villain falls in love.

ARC Review: Mr. Big by Nana Malone

October 24, 2017

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - London Billionaire #3
Release - October 22, 2017
Genre - Contemporary Romance
Trope - best friend's sibling
Dual POV - 3rd person
Heat - 3.5 out of 5
Length - 274 pages

You’ve heard the rumors...

Yes, they’re all true. The women…the bank account…the really big…

Okay, I’m getting ahead of myself. I’m just saying, there’s a reason some call me Mr. Big. But none of it will matter to her. I’ve known her since we were kids. And she’s just as off limits now as she was then.

She’s my best friend’s little sister and when he asked me to give her the grand tour, he did not mean of my bedroom.

So Mr. Big has to stay under wraps… One problem, she’s the only woman I’ve ever truly loved. But with the secret I’m keeping, she’ll never love me back.

ARC Review: The Mafia And His Angel Part 2 by Lylah James

October 23, 2017

The Mafia and His Angel by Lylah James
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Tainted Hearts #2
Release - October 24, 2017
Genre - Mafia Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 3.5 out of 5
Length - 390 pages
Review of book 1, The Mafia and His Angel: Part 1

Ayla

The darkness never truly left me. It’s always there, waiting for the right moment to strike.

It’s been months since I ran away from the nightmare that was slowly killing me. I ran for my life, straight into the arms of a man who I thought would be worse than the nightmare I’d left behind.

Little did I know he’d become my savior.

But my happy ending was ripped away from me in a blink of an eye. I had everything…and I lost everything.

Alessio

I didn’t believe in angels. But then I saw her. I touched her. I kissed her. I made love to her.
In return, she saved my soul.

I was no longer unlovable, because my Angel found it in her heart to love me.

I had her…and then I lost her.

But I will not stop until I find her.

Even if it means starting a war and spilling the blood of everyone who gets in my way.

I will find my Angel.

ARC Review: Incubus by Celia Aaron

October 22, 2017

Incubus by Celia Aaron
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone
Release - October 18, 2017
Genre - Paranormal Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 4 out of 5
Length - 376 pages

An incubus who feeds off the sexual desires of others, Roth de Lis has never been denied the pleasure of a woman’s body...until now. Lilah, once a warrior maiden in the service of a goddess, languishes on earth after being cast out from the slopes of Mount Olympus.

Lilah will do anything to return home, including betraying Roth. As she spins her web of lies, Roth begins a slow, wicked seduction that eventually threatens to consume them both. But when Lilah’s deceit comes to light, will their torrid love affair be able to overcome a pact with the darkest of gods?


Find your copy of Incubus here:
Goodreads | Amazon

ARC Review: Taken by the SEAL: A Virgin and Navy SEAL Romance by Callie Harper

October 21, 2017

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone
Release - October 20, 2017
Genre - Erotic Military Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 5 out of 5
Length - 561 pages

Now that I've taken her, I'm never letting her go.

Taking Olivia hadn't been my plan. I'd been prepping my cabin in the woods for my own getaway.
I'm an ex-SEAL, but my instincts are still strong. One glimpse of her innocent, terrified eyes and I know I need to save her. I'd been working with the bad guys, but all it takes is one look at Olivia and I'm back playing the hero, rescuing the damsel in distress.

Now we're in my remote cabin, hidden away from the world. My little curvy virgin is looking up at me with a mix of innocence, fear and desire.

The need to possess is burning through my veins. She thinks she needs to escape.

She's not going to escape.

She's going to be mine.

ARC Review: Broken Souls by Evan Grace

October 19, 2017

Broken Souls by Evan Grace
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone
Release - October 16, 2017
Genre - Contemporary Romance
Length - 270 pages

She destroyed my family.

After ten years, Brylee Whitmore has returned to our home town, giving me my shot at revenge. I thought it would be simple, but she’s changed. I was supposed to make her pay for what she’s done, so why do I feel like I have to fix her instead?

Coming home was a mistake.
If my dad wasn’t sick, I would have stayed away. Chase Foster plans to exact his revenge, and I deserve it. I’m supposed to pay for my sins, but now he wants to fix me instead. Too bad there’s nothing left to fix.

One Tragedy.
Two broken people.
Can he forgive her?
Can she forgive herself?

ARC Review: Illusions of Evil by Lily White

October 17, 2017

Illusions of Evil
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - Illusions Duet #1
Release - October 18, 2017
Genre - Dark Romance
Multiple POV - 1st person
Heat - 4.5 out of 5
Length - 426 pages

CONFESS.

It's what he said to me across his altar, what he demanded so that I would be pure.

In the moment he blessed me with his virtue, I was no longer the woman I'd once been.

I was Eve.

His light. His salvation. His bridge to Heaven's gate.

I failed him because my faith was not strong enough.

He punished me for not giving in.

Resisting temptation is never easy.

Not when his hands, his teeth, his heat and hunger were the greatest of my sins.

ARC Review: Dirty Rich One Night Stand by Lisa Renee Jones

Dirty Rich One Night Stand by Lisa Renee Jones
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Standalone - Dirty Rich #1
Release - October 17, 2017
Genre - Contemporary Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 3.5 out of 5
Length - 367 pages

That's all it was supposed to be. Her. Him. Pleasure. And then a fast goodbye. He's a stranger. And yet, he's not. She knows him even though he doesn’t know her.
He's the powerful attorney, now world-renowned after coming off the trial of a century which was publicized across the country. And I'm one of the reporters that sat in his courtroom.

I watched him, studied him, got to know him from afar which isn't hard since I know his exact brand of confidence, arrogance, and wealth.
I know his type. I've dated his type. Which is why when I happen to come face to face with him, when sparks fly and heat simmers between us, I know what happens if I say "yes" to Reese Summer.

I know he'll taste like sin and sex, even before he kisses me.

I know he'll feel like pleasure and passion, even before he touches me.

I know he'll demand more than I want to give, and yet, because I dare to give myself to him, the result will be deliciously hot.

I know that I will not leave his bed without being utterly, completely sated.

And I know that I will leave the next morning anyway.

And so, I do.

And so, he follows.

And as chase begins my question becomes: Is Reese Summer THE one or is he really just a dirty, arrogant lie that should have stayed a one night stand?

Review: Tease by Alexis Anne

October 15, 2017

Tease by Alexis Anne
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - Tease #1-5
Release - August 15, 2014
Genre - Erotic Romance
Heroine POV - 1st person
Heat - 4.5 out of 5
Length - 327 pages

Two weeks.
No strings.

With Adam Callaway I thought I'd found the perfect fling. He was great in bed and only in town for a few hot nights.

There was no way I could have known Adam wouldn't be satisfied with just sex. My craving for his body made me careless. I broke my rules. I let him in. I never thought two weeks could change everything. All I wanted was an escape, what I got was so much more.

Something I couldn't live without once I had it.

Find your copy of Tease here:
Goodreads | Amazon

ARC Review: Se7en by Sky Corgan

October 14, 2017

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Standalone
Release - October 11, 2017
Genre - Smut
Heroine POV - 1st person
Heat - 4.5 out of 5
Length - 141 pages

Seven sins. Seven days.

Chandler Lexington

I need a muse for my next exhibit.
She has to be young.
She has to be a virgin.
And she has to be willing to do everything I tell her to. No questions asked.

Emma Jones

Never in a million years did I imagine that I’d be selected for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Now I’m being whisked away to a private island to spend a week alone with world-renowned painter Chandler Lexington.
He’s gorgeous and mysterious and eccentric.
I though he was just going to paint me, but every seductive glance has a secret hidden intention behind it, and I’m beginning to think that this is about more than creating art.

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

October 13, 2017

Always by Bethany-Kris
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Legacy NovelCross + Catherine #1
Release - October 2, 2017
Genre - Mafia Romance
Dual POV - 3rd person
Heat - 2.5 out of 5
Length - 412 pages

A wild boy.
A sly girl.

Cross Donati defines trouble. He does what he wants because he’s never known anything different. He’s unapologetic, and he owns it.

Catherine Marcello is every bit a good girl … on the outside. Her entire world is a legacy, and she lives it. She’s curious, and she’s exploring it.

She chases bad things.
He never learned to be good.

They’re late nights, stolen cars, first times, fist fights, leather jackets, beaches, bloody smiles, and life.
They’re vicious and precious, dangerous and harmless, innocence and sin. They are love.

Love is killing for someone.
Love is living for someone.

ARC Review: Fox's Awakening by F.G. Adams

October 12, 2017

Fox's Awakening by FG Adams
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - Enchanted Immortals #2
Release - October 10, 2017
Multiple POV - 1st person
Heat - 3 out of 5
Length - 175 pages

Brenton Fox is a guardian of mankind. By day, he guards humanity as an agent for the FBI. By night, he is the leader of a secret organization called Hunters. He is a man on a quest to find an ancient relic needed to free the God Zenon and the Goddess Augusta. The only hurdle he faces comes in the form of the unearthly beautiful twin Goddesses Jazmine and Jada accompanying him on this mission. His attraction for both of the sisters is a distraction he doesn’t need.

Goddesses Jada and Jazmine share a powerful secret. The closer they get to the sexy Brenton Fox, the more the secret is revealed and the more his dark, alluring charms become irresistible to them both. The sisters’ journey could prove to be their undoing or save the universes within the realm under their protection.

Deep in the wilds of Africa, they must locate the portal to a hidden realm full of unknown dangers. The demented nature of the God Baako creates treacherous and unforgiving obstacles the trio must bind together to overcome. Will the unconventional hero tame the animal fighting deep inside and master the Goddesses he has come to desire?

ARC Review: From This Moment by Melanie Harlow

October 11, 2017

From This Moment by Melanie Harlow
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - After We Fall #4
Release - October 10, 2017
Genre - Contemporary Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 3 out of 5
Length - 354 pages

It was like seeing a ghost.

When my late husband’s twin brother moves back to our small town, I want to avoid him.
Everything about Wes reminds me of the man I lost and the life we’d planned together, and after eighteen long months struggling just to get out of bed, I’m finally doing okay.
I have a new job, an amazing support group, and a beautiful five-year-old daughter to parent. I don’t want to go backward.

But I’m drawn to him, too. He understands my grief and anger and guilt like no one else—and I understand his. Before long, that understanding becomes desire, and that desire becomes uncontrollable.

He says he doesn't care what people think, and love can never be wrong. But life has taught me it cruelest lesson--love doesn't always win.

If only my heart would believe it.

ARC Review: Dubious by Charmaine Pauls

October 10, 2017

Dubious by Charmaine Pauls
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The Loan Shark Duet #1
Release - October 12, 2017
Genre - Dark Mafia Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 4.5 out of 5
Length - 314 pages

I’m a loan shark. Breaking people runs in my blood. The Haynes’s were supposed to be a straightforward job. Go in and pull the trigger twice. One bullet for Charles, one for his sister. But when I saw Valentina, I wanted her. Only, in our world, those who owe us don’t get second chances. No way in hell will my mother let her live. So I devised a plan to keep her.

It’s depraved.
It’s immoral.
It’s dubious.

It’s perfect.
Just like her.

DUBIOUS is the first book in the LOAN SHARK DUET and ends on a cliffhanger. CONSENT, the second and final book, is available for pre-order and will be released on 14 November. This is a dark romance with themes of forced seduction and explicit sexual content. Reader discretion is advised.

ARC Review: Dirty Little Promise by Kendall Ryan

October 08, 2017

Dirty Little Promise by Kendall Ryan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Forbidden Desires #2
Release - October 9, 2017
Genre - Contemporary Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 4.5 out of 5
Length - 403 pages

The secret I’d discovered about sexy billionaire Gavin Kingsley was so big, so haunting wasn’t something I could overcome. I had a decision to make—hear him out and see where things went, or turn to his brother Cooper, who I was fairly certain was in love with me. But something dark inside of Gavin called to something dark inside of me. And I wasn’t willing to just walk away—not yet anyway.

This is the conclusion to Emma Bell’s epic love affair with the alpha and enigmatic Kingsley brothers. Secrets will be exposed, sides will be chosen, and nothing will ever be the same.

Goodreads | Amazon

ARC Review: Unloved by Katy Regnery

October 07, 2017

Unloved
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Standalone
Release - October 7, 2017
Genre - Contemporary Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 3 out of 5
Length - 372 pages

My name is Cassidy Porter...

My father, Paul Isaac Porter, was executed twenty years ago for the brutal murder of twelve innocent girls.

Though I was only eight-years-old at the time, I am aware - every day of my life - that I am his child, his only son.

To protect the world from the poison in my veins, I live a quiet life, off the grid, away from humanity.

I promised myself, and my mother, not to infect innocent lives with the darkness that swirls within me, waiting to make itself known.

It's a promise I would have kept...if Brynn Cadogan hadn't stumbled into my life.

Now I exist between heaven and hell: falling for a woman who wants to love me, while all along reminding myself that I must remain...

Unloved.

ARC Review: Gun Shy by Lili St. Germain

October 06, 2017

Gun Shy by Lili St. Germain
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Standalone
Release - October 6, 2017
Genre - Second Chance Romance Thriller
Multiple POV - 1st person
Length - 382 pages

HAVE YOU SEEN THIS GIRL?

In the middle of a fierce snowstorm in Gun Creek, Nevada, a teenage girl disappears without a trace.

The second girl in nine years.

Identical cases. Identical conditions. Only last time, the girl was found. Dead, stuffed in a well beside the creek that feeds the town's water supply.

The killer was never found.

As the small town mobilizes and searches for newly vanished Jennifer Thomas, one suspect comes to the fore. But did he do it? Or is there something else at play? Something nobody could have anticipated?

For Jennifer's friend Cassie Carlino, the worst is yet to come. As she pins MISSING posters to store windows and joins the search, she begins to suspect that Jennifer's disappearance might be much closer to her than she could have ever imagined.

ARC Review: Thicker Than Water by Dylan Allen

Thicker Than Water
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone
Release - October 4, 2017
Genre - Contemporary Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 3.5 out of 5
Length - 384 pages

Lucia Vega is on a winning streak.
Her book, Throw Away the Key has taken the country by storm.
And now it’s being made into a movie.
After years of chasing it, she can finally taste freedom.

Reece Carras is one of the most powerful men in Hollywood.
Handsome, rich and generous, he’s everything girls like her aren’t supposed to dream of.
But dream she does. And in his strong arms she finds a freedom she never even knew existed.

Falling in love is the easy part…
Cruel twists of fate and torn loyalties will make staying together seem impossible.
Sacrifices will have to be made.
And they will learn that blood may be thicker than water,
But nothing is more powerful than two hearts that beat for each other.

ARC Review: Bourbon Sins by Meghan Quinn

October 05, 2017

Bourbon Sins by Meghan Quinn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Bourbon #1
Release - October 5, 2017
Genre - Erotic Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 4 out of 5
Length - 332 pages

On the streets of New Orleans, sins are committed every night.

My name is Jett Colby and I save tarnished souls.

In the downtown, under the glittery lights of Bourbon Street, I found her in cheap lingerie, flaunting her body for callous men and money.

From the lace of her cheap lingerie, to her garter belt, I knew she had to be saved.
She had to be mine.

Broke and destitute with no way of out, she had no choice but to come to me and into my club.

She had no other choice but to become a Jett Girl.

But see, that’s the thing about this city; you might think that under the dazzling lights and illusion of salvation, she’s the one that needed saving.

When the glitter fades and the dirt is washed away, the one worth saving just might be me.

ARC Review: From The Ruins by Janine Infante Bosco

October 04, 2017

From the Ruins by Janine Infante Bosco
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Standalone - Satan's Knights #1
Release - September 26, 2017
Genre - MC Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 4 out of 5
Length - 231 pages

"Pipe"
In every man’s life there comes a day of reckoning. It’s the day darkness is exposed and sinners are punished for their trespasses.
A day when loyalty is destroyed and a man is left in ruins.
When he walks away from his club and loses his religion.
Whoever said from the ruins they will rise again never walked a mile in my shoes or the pair of red ones I was left holding.

"Layla"
He’s bitter, cold and angry.
He’s seen his share of heartache.
Lived through tragedy and despair.
He’s my neighbor.
The man I know should stay away from.
The man who will destroy what’s left of me if I get too close.
He’s Lee Jameson, and I’m Layla Milano.
This is our story.
The story of two people left in ruins forced to rise again.

ARC Review: Strip Me Bare by M. Never

October 03, 2017

Strip Me Bare
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - Strip You #2
Release - October 5, 2017
Genre - Contemporary Second Chance Romance
Heroine POV - 1st person
Heat - 3 out of 5
Length - 276 pages

"I may have had more lovers than you, and I may take my clothes off for countless women, but you are the only one who can strip me bare."

Do you ever stop loving someone just because they’re gone?

Five years ago, Ryan Pierce disappeared from Alana Remington’s life without a trace. He was the one she gave her heart to, her soul to — and her virginity to. So, imagine her surprise when she finds him dancing at one of NYC’s hottest male revues as ‘Jack the Stripper.’

Ryan never stopped loving Alana, and now that she has serendipitously dropped back into his life, he’s vowed never to lose her again. But being together has its costs, and challenges Alana isn’t sure she can handle. She finally has Ryan back. But how in the world is she supposed to share the love of her life with half of the women in New York City?

Strip Me Bare is a second chance, standalone romance. It contains angst, heat, humor, heartbreak, and one seductive male stripper who will not only have you handing over your panties, but also your heart.
You’ve been warned.

ARC Review: The Lawyer and the Tramp by Soraya Naomi

October 01, 2017

The Lawyer and the Tramp by Soraya Naomi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Standalone - Chicago Syndicate #7
Release - October 3, 2017
Genre - Mafia Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 4 out of 5
Length - 293 pages

He’s an ass.
She’s the enemy.
It's hate at first sight.

Carmine Montesi is a killer disguised as a refined lawyer.
He’s a loyal member of the notorious mafia – the Chicago Syndicate – and the boss just happens to be his brother.
He has wealth, influence, and sinful looks and is rejected by no woman.
Until the moment feisty Eva ruins his New Year’s Eve, when one heated encounter starts an illicit underworld game, placing them on opposite sides.

Eva Conley is an escort.
She’s working to make the money she desperately needs to pay an outstanding debt. That is, until he gets her fired.

Carmine’s only supposed to be her assignment.
And Eva’s the one woman he isn’t allowed to fall for.

Because neither of them can sleep with the enemy and make it out alive…

ARC Review: The Ghostwriter by Alessandra Torre

The Ghostwriter by Alessandra Torre
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone
Release - September 29, 2017
Genre - Mystery
Multiple POV - Heroine (1st) and secondary characters (3rd)
Length - 318 pages

Four years ago, I lied. I stood in front of the police, my friends and family, and made up a story, my best one yet. And all of them believed me.

I wasn't surprised. Telling stories is what made me famous. Fifteen bestsellers. Millions of fans. Fame and fortune.

Now, I have one last story to write. It'll be my best one yet, with a jaw-dropping twist that will leave them stunned and gasping for breath.

They say that sticks and stones will break your bones, but this story? It will be the one that kills me.

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ARC Review: The Mafia And His Angel: Part 1 by Lylah James

The Mafia and His Angel by Lylah James
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Tainted Hearts #1
Release - October 2, 2017
Genre - Mafia Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 3.5 out of 5
Length - 476 pages

Alessio…

Cold. Ruthless. Killer. I am respected and feared by all.

I wasn’t put on this earth to love or be loved. I was put here to wipe out every last member of the damn Abandonato mafia, to pay them back for my mother’s death.

When I find a strange girl hiding, beaten, under my bed, I don’t let her live out of compassion. She’s a trinket, my plaything.

Ayla…

I thought Alessio was only one more man who wanted to use me, hurt me, and throw me away. I don’t know what it is to trust anymore. I can’t find my heart under the pain.

Alessio found it. He touched it, and brought it alive again.

But if he discovers just how dangerous I am to him…I’ll lose my life.

ARC Review: Scandalous by LJ Shen

Scandalous by LJ Shen
Standalone - Sinners of Saint #3
Release - September 21, 2017
Genre - Contemporary Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 4 out of 5
Length - 331 pages

They call him The Mute for a reason.
Hard, cold and calculated, he rarely speaks.
When he does, it’s with disdain.
When he does, his words aren’t meant for me.
When he does, my stomach flips and my world tilts on its axis.
He is thirty-three.
I am eighteen.
He’s a single dad and my father’s business partner.
I’m just a kid to him and his enemy’s daughter.
He’s emotionally unavailable.
And I am…feeling. Feeling things I shouldn’t feel for him.
Trent Rexroth is going to break my heart. The writing isn’t just on the wall, it’s inked on my soul.
And yet, I can’t stay away.
A scandal is the last thing my family needs. But a scandal is what we’re going to give them.
And oh, what beautiful chaos it will be.

Review: The Fragile Line Series by Alicia Kobishop

The Fragile Line by Alicia Kobishop
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone
Release - February 25, 2017
Genre - NA Contemporary Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 3.5 out of 5
Length - 576 pages

Her desire is strong.
There will be risk.
She could lose everything.

Chloe McCarthy has the perfect friends with benefits arrangement. But when she gets dumped for someone else, it triggers heartbreaking memories.

With the crushing reminder that she's all alone, she plummets toward rock bottom. Until she runs into the one guy who can always make her smile.

Matt Langston--mechanic by day, bouncer by night--lives a drama free life and wants to keep it that way. Which is why he needs to keep Chloe at arm's length.

Yet, with every rendezvous, another layer is peeled away from her rough façade, leaving him intrigued to learn more. She's not the woman she portrays herself to be. His curiosity wins against his better judgment and he can't stay away.

Review: The Fine Line by Alicia Kobishop

The Fine Line by Alicia Kobishop
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone
Release - January 12, 2014
Genre - YA/NA Contemporary Romance
Heroine POV - 1st person
Heat - 2 out of 5
Length - 328 pages

Love...

Slam on the brakes?

Or put the pedal to the metal?

Liv Evans has her life mapped out. Work two part-time jobs, study hard during her senior year, and save enough money to get her own place.

There's no room in that plan for romance.

If her mother's serial relationship disasters have taught her anything, it's that getting involved with a man only results in heartbreak.

Liv is tired of losing the men she's grown to love and doesn't want to repeat her mother's mistakes.

So, she makes a rule. No attachments.