Showing posts with label Best of 2020. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Best of 2020. Show all posts

Hardest Fall by Juliette Cross

July 29, 2020

He had a piece of me inside him, holding his heart together. That magnificent heart that cared for others without cause.

Hardest Fall by Juliette Cross
The tattooed demoness, Bone, doesn’t like anything except the magical weapons she makes. But she has hidden talents few know about. When I was brought to her near death, she used her Seraph song to manipulate flesh and bone to heal me. But she wasn’t happy about it.

Now I must return the favor. Even though she refuses to take sides in the apocalypse, there’s one job she’s not willing to do for the demon prince Rook. If she doesn’t, her head will end up on a spike. Of course, there’s a good chance we’re all going to die anyway, but I will do anything to protect this fierce woman—and not just because she saved me.

So, we’re both off to kill a demon—or three—and possibly save the world.

Crash Into Me by L.A. Fiore

July 21, 2020

Crash Into Me by LA Fiore

"I love a good murder mystery book wrapped up in an amazing love story. This book hit all my emotions and intrigue."

"Wow, what a story. This book had so many twists and turns. I couldn't put the book down once started."

- Reviewers

Logan by Jay McLean

June 25, 2020

Logan by Jay McLean

"You know, for a guy who thinks that romance is dead, you sure are romantic, Logan no-middle-name Preston."
His hands land on my hips. "Only because you believe, Red."
"In romance?" I ask.
He shakes his head. "In me."

The Silvered Serpents by Roshani Chokshi

June 23, 2020

They are each other’s fiercest love, greatest danger, and only hope.

-- Synopsis --

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Séverin and his team members might have successfully thwarted the Fallen House, but victory came at a terrible cost ― one that still haunts all of them. Desperate to make amends, Séverin pursues a dangerous lead to find a long lost artifact rumored to grant its possessor the power of God.

Their hunt lures them far from Paris, and into icy heart of Russia where crystalline ice animals stalk forgotten mansions, broken goddesses carry deadly secrets, and a string of unsolved murders makes the crew question whether an ancient myth is a myth after all.

As hidden secrets come to the light and the ghosts of the past catch up to them, the crew will discover new dimensions of themselves. But what they find out may lead them down paths they never imagined.

A tale of love and betrayal as the crew risks their lives for one last job.

Lucas by Jay McLean

June 21, 2020

"Love hard, love fierce, but love right. Be careful with your heart, guard it, and if you feel the need to be reckless, make sure you are the one making that choice."

-- Synopsis --

Lucas by Jay McLeanIn a sprint, every millisecond counts.
When you’re waiting for love, those milliseconds can feel like eons.

High school senior Lucas Preston has it all: star of the track team, a scholarship waiting for him, an apartment to himself and a revolving door of girlfriends. He also has an older sister, five younger brothers and a father who relies on him to make sure those brothers don’t kill each other.
His saving grace? Lois “Laney” Sanders, a girl he started to fall in like with when he was just eleven.
A girl who became his best friend, his confidant, his courage.

It took only sixteen clicks and eight seconds for Lucas to realize that his like for Laney had turned into love.
Eight life-changing seconds.
It’s also the exact length of time it took to lose her.

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Fifth a Fury by Pepper Winters

June 20, 2020

She was wrong that it was something at first sight with us. It wasn’t something. It was love. Pure, buckling, brutalising love.

-- Synopsis --

"There was a beginning once. A beginning that started with being sold to a monster I fell for. There was an ending once. An ending that came cloaked in bloodshed and fury."

Eleanor Grace is a simple mortal who has the power to topple a god. She captured his heart, fed him a different future, and fought for a fantasy that wasn’t make-believe but destiny.
Sully Sinclair is a man masquerading as a monster. He let down his shields and allowed a goddess to show him a simpler path. However, neither of them could predict the war that was coming, nor the toll it would take.
A fated romance.
A fight that will finish in tears.

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Fourth a Lie by Pepper Winters

June 13, 2020

Right now, love was an idea, a promise, a word. It could be snatched away as quickly as we’d conjured it.

Third a Kiss by Pepper Winters

June 10, 2020

It might not have been instant-love when we’d met, but it had been instant-something. And for the first time, I wanted to fight for that instead of killing it.

Twice a Wish by Pepper Winters

June 09, 2020

I only wanted to kiss Sully.
Not this man.
Not Scott.
Not anyone.
Just Sully.

Once a Myth by Pepper Winters

June 08, 2020

...there was a time for violence and a time for patience. Only a few could balance the righteous heat with cold calculation.

Never Leave Your Side by Ari Reavis

Never Leave Your Side by Ari Reavis
The artist.

Renna should be focusing on her first art showing, but instead, all her attention is on the man standing in front of her painting. When she goes over to introduce herself, she’s unprepared for the passion one look from him ignites.

The fighter.

Kyle taking the night off from his martial arts school to come to the gallery appears to be worth it, as he admires the works on display. Then the beautiful woman who painted them gives him one smile and he knows he’ll never get enough of her.

The unexpected.

Kyle’s used to having to fight, but what will happen when he comes up against something he can’t beat? Renna’s always counted on art to clear her mind, but when the future becomes blurry, it gets harder to keep envisioning the picture perfect life she wants.

It’s easy to say you’ll never leave each other’s side when things are easy. But can that promise be kept when it has to become more than just words?

Angel Bonds by Lexi C. Foss

May 29, 2020

Angel Bonds by Lexi C Foss
A love so forbidden, it transcends boundaries...
But even the strongest bonds require sacrifice.

Stas and Issac broke all the rules--and it's time to face the consequences. A necessary surrender leads to devastation, forcing Stas to choose between her heart and her future.

Will Issac remain by her side, or are they destined for different paths?

As word of an awakening power spreads, the immortal treaty shatters, and a looming battle of wills threatens to destroy everything in its wake.

The war has begun.
And death will reign.

Until an angel rises from the flames of destruction...

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-- My Two Cents (4 stars) --

Heartbreaking. Heartbreaking. Heart... breaking!

That's what this story was. Stas and Issac were doomed. One drop of her blood could kill him and yet their love... their sweet, sweet love just couldn't die. Although the readers knew the truth, that these two were destined for an eternal life together, they didn't know it.

So here's what I knew going in:
❥ Stas was a seraphim whose memories were altered to protect her? Humanity?
❥ Stas's parents were very much in love and sacrificed everything to give her a chance
❥ Gabriel/Stark was Stas's brother and guardian angel 🡲 even when it seemed he was the enemy
❥ Ezekiel may have been a 'bad guy' and had mysterious motives, but at heart, he was on the righteous path
❥ Everyone was going to find out the truth and Stas and Issac better get their happy ending

So... this book had many moving parts. Stas's origin was revealed... Stas's connection to Gabriel was revealed... a traitor in the midst was revealed... the truth came out! I don't know what this means for Osiris, but I'm hoping they find some way to permanently put this guy out of commission. I'm excited for more of Sethios and Caro. I can't wait for them to make their way back to each other, especially because of what they've endured all these years in protecting Stas. I'm thrilled about what's happening between Issac and Stas and I'm hoping there's going to be a love interest for Gabriel too. I'm intrigued by Ezekiel and Skye's story and I'm crossing my fingers that something sweet happens there. There's also Balthazar and Leela... those two are sure to be explosive. I'm wondering what will happen with regards to Luc and Eliza. I'm not really feeling a ship between them, but who knows what the author will bring. Then there's Johnathan... THANK YOU!!

My favorite lines:
Issac: "You’re my always, Aya, he whispered, hugging her to him. Whatever you need, I’m here. Wherever you go, I’ll go. We’re a team, you and I. No matter the obstacle, no matter the trial, I will never leave your side. That’s my vow to you, always and forever. Across the universe and beyond, I will love you."

Stas: “You’re my always, Issac,” she said, her voice soft yet clear. “I promise to honor you, to cherish you, to be honest with you, and to respect you. To work with you, not against you. To forever remain by your side, regardless of the trial or task. And to trust you, always and forever. Across the universe and beyond, I will love you.”

Honestly, I went into this series with absolutely no expectations and the author blew me away. I'm in love with this world she's created and I can't wait for the next book to come out!!

-- About Lexi C. Foss --

USA Today Bestselling Author Lexi C. Foss loves to play in dark worlds, especially the ones that bite. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and their furry children. When not writing, she’s busy crossing items off her travel bucket list, or chasing eclipses around the globe. She’s quirky, consumes way too much coffee, and loves to swim.