Review – Wicked Love by Michelle Valentine

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Wicked Love by Michelle A. Valentine

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Tender and touching, Wicked Love is a roller coaster of a rock star romance sprinkled with heat and filled with heart. It’s a passionate and poignant tale of heartbreak, healing, and happiness fused with fate and feels with highs and lows. A story that heats your heart and sings to your soul. Wicked Love is wicked good.

Rock star romances, along with MMA, are my favorite stories to read so I could not help but devour Wicked Love as I did the other wickedly wonderful books in this series. The fantasy of a rocker belting songs to me makes my heart pound and my body heat. Singing is sweet and sexy, and rockers are intense and hot. Everything is done with passion. Everything.

Wicked Love is refreshing, raw, and real. The intensity and passion permeates throughout this tale and I could not help but experience every emotion while on my Wicked Love date. A story that flutters with feels. Smiling. Sweating. Swooning. A LOT.

This is not the typical rocker story where the man whore rock star meets the woman who changes him. No, Wicked Love’s hero is all grown up and ready for the real, and the heroine is perfectly imperfect.

Beautiful brunette and blue-eyed Avery Jenson is done dating losers and users who bring nothing but trouble to her already stressful life.

“This is the last time I’ll allow myself to be hurt like this. I’m sick of men treating me like something they can use, then toss away.”

Her rich life and reputation are ruined from her father’s embezzling at his company and she wants nothing more than to escape from the shambles of her former perfect life.

Perhaps luck or maybe fate made her path cross with gorgeous rocker, Tyler Mercer, one disastrous night. Every woman’s fantasy man.

Plus rocker. Plus guitar. Plus fabulous fingers.

“Watching his fingers move with ease causes a wicked thought to pop into my head. Bet he’s pretty good with those fingers in other areas too.”

Blond, blue-eyed, tall, muscular, and inked, Tyler looks like a walking wet dream though there is sweetness in his core. Hard but soft. Tough but sweet.

“This guy is absolutely gorgeous in that badass, I’ll break-your-heart-after-I’ve-melted-your-panties kind of way, but there’s something lingering in his eyes that makes him seem like he could be sweet even though his outward appearance screams trouble.”

Like Avery, Tyler yearns to escape from a painful past that haunts him every day.

Tyler rescues Avery after her friends abandoned her, and later collides into her near his home, rescuing her a second time in the small town when Avery and her father are forced to move in with her grandma.

For Tyler, the girl he has only met once and who he rescued haunts his head, heart, and dreams. Avery is the one who may be worth remembering, the one who could be more.

“I usually don’t have to work this hard to get girls. This one is going to take a lot of effort, but I’m willing to put in the work.”

Avery is hopeful that for the first time, she has found a guy who truly cares for her. She is transfixed by this man who is her real-life rocker version of prince charming. Tyler is invading her, striking her soul like a melody.

“I look at him. I mean, really look at him, while he sings. He’s so damn attractive. It’s almost like I’m seeing him for the first time.”

I’m swooning in sweetness and I don’t want to stop.

The chemistry between them heats like a slow burn. The build-up is intense. The fire is burning so hot that it’s about to ignite.

“I don’t know if she realizes what she’s done, but she’s awakened a sexual beast who wants nothing more than to find his way into that sweet pussy of hers.”

Tyler and Avery don’t have sex; they make love. It’s hot and heavenly. Scorching yet sizzling with sweetness.

“Tell me, baby, that you belong to me.”

Swoon. Scorch. Repeat.

Though their one night of passion leads to peril, causing Tyler to leave town the girl of his dreams for good.

“I’m leaving, Avery. I’m the last thing you need…I was careless. I’ve hurt people.”

The tragedy changes their lives forever. With Tyler gone, Avery is left in the aftermath, picking up the pieces of rubble.

“Tears flow and there’s no use trying to stop them because I know from this moment on, nothing in my life will ever be the same.”

Fast forward three years later, Tyler, now a world famous rock star for Wicked White, returns to his hometown and Avery, hoping he can dust off the ashes and repair the pieces of her broken heart.

“We are strangers to one another. He’s no longer the nice country boy that I met a few years ago. He’s Tyler White of Wicked White—one of the hottest rock bands in the country.”

Avery has moved on and has built a new life for herself. Tyler hopes she has room left in her heart for him.

Wicked Love is wicked special. A passionate and poignant rock star romance that is wrapped in sugar. There is nothing as sweet as a friends-to-lovers story that calls to your heart, beckoning it, and flooding it with hope and happiness. Wicked Love is a must-read love story that heats the heart and sings to the soul.

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Four wicked sweet stars

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All Tyler Mercer wanted was to make music—until he met Avery Jenson. The beautiful new girl in town turned his head and struck a chord in his heart. But when their one night of passion results in devastating tragedy, Tyler hits the road, leaving behind his dead-end hometown and the girl he knows he’ll never forget.

After her father was caught embezzling, Avery’s comfortable life in the city was blown to bits. But meeting Tyler helped to pick up the pieces and eased her into country living. She just never expected the handsome musician would add to her heartbreak by walking away without a backward glance.

Now, three years later, rock star Tyler’s come back, hat in hand. He’s found fame and fortune as a member of Wicked White, but it’s all worth nothing without Avery’s love. Can she forgive him for leaving when she needed him most? Or will the ghost of their past keep them apart?

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Review – The Anatomy of Jane by Amelia LeFay



Wow. Wow. Wow. Where on earth do I start? Just wow. This has to be the hottest book I’ve read all year. The Anatomy of Jane so, so sexy, so sinful, I literally BLUSHED and FANNED myself SO MANY TIMES!

Jane, Max & Wes are a total match made in heaven. A blistering connection JUMPED out of this book and GRABBED me.

From page one Amelia sets a story that lights up every part of the reader. Lit up every part of me.  With just enough suspensful back ground action to keep the story flowing, The Anatomy of Jane is addicting.

There is an undeniable push & pull feeling when reading this book. My heart and mind warred with each other over Max and Wes, what would happen, would Jane get one? Which one? I was fully captivated by the relationship and the dynamic between the three of them. My heart also broke a little for each of them and their family battles, social battles and what the future may hold.

The Anatomy of Jane is a thrilling story that accelerates your heart and mind while burning you up before leaving you in a gasping state of shock with one hell of a cliffhanger ending. I’m DESPERATE for book 2!!!


4.5 sexy, deliciously sinful stars.




I’ve always been on my own. My life used to consist of nothing but work, keeping Allen out of trouble, and if I had time, sleep. Then I became their maid.


Every day more than half a million people tune in to watch my show. They trust me. I know it’s because I’m the only son of the prominent Emerson family. However, I like to believe it because I’m honest no matter what story I report on. I’m honest about everything but the man I’ve been f**king for the last four years… and now her.


First I want three things: First Maxwell Emerson and Jane Chapman both in my bed. Second, to be the best bloody chef in the country. Third, to figure out how to simultaneously get the first and second things I want without any of us getting hurt.





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Review – Wednesday by Kendall Ryan 

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wednesday is a sweet, smoldering, and spellbinding story of second chance love that hits your heart like a hurricane—hard and unexpected—where you’re flowing in feels. Body blazing. Heart hurting. Soul searing. Your body melts but the heart does too…maybe more. Kendall Ryan has written a story that smells like sex and sin, but its core is so much more. Wednesday is a sweet surprise, one that’s a breathtakingly beautiful story of love against the odds.

When I first saw the scorching cover and read the synopsis for Wednesday, I could not wait to dive into this erotic adventure. So steamy that panties would be tossed immediately because they would not be necessary due to too many changes required. 

Then I saw Wednesday’s warning: 

“Proceed at your own risk.” 

Warnings are automatic must-reads, and I want to read Wednesday ten times more. This warning made me contemplate seeking the hubby for a little read-along, a deliciously dirty date where I may even blush.

Despite the super sexy cover, synopsis, and heated warning, I was WRONG. Off-the-charts incorrect. My romance radar: EPIC FAIL. Wednesday is so utterly unexpected. Oh, and that warning of a risk? It’s not merely a risk about high-octane-super-steamy-sexy sex. The big risk is to your heart, as it will bend and perhaps break.

The pleasantly unpredictable Wednesday tore into me like a Saturday, full of life and love, and I LOVED IT! This story is full of sweetness born from a love so pure and one stemmed from childhood. The kind of special, once-in-a-lifetime love that lasts for an eternity. Wednesday touched me like a sweet and sappy Nicholas Sparks story but with lots of steam.

Chloe and Shaw were childhood best friends and secret crushes who grew apart. 

“I taught him to climb trees and catch lizards, and he taught me how to kiss.”

When Shaw loses his wife in a tragedy, he seeks out his best friend to ease the pain. Though instead of wanting her friendship, it’s her body he wants to use as a vessel to forget. Dull the ache. Feel good for a little while. 

“Chloe was the golden-haired little girl I’d taught to fish…the first girl I kissed…my best friend since I was a little kid—and now she was my f**k toy.” 

Beautiful, blue-eyed and blonde-haired, Chloe, will do anything for her best friend, despite the distance between them for the past few years where they grew apart. Even if the ‘anything’ is giving her body to a man, her best friend, who needs her physically to snuff out his emotional pain. 

“I wanted him to heal. I wanted him to be okay. And for those few hours every week, if he could lose himself in me, I was only too happy to oblige.”

 For Shaw, those Wednesday sex sessions with Chloe are everything, even if just a temporary fix. 

“She was so tempting, so sweet, and [dang] if I could resist her. She quieted the cloudy discontent that swirled in my brain. It wasn’t a question of desire. It was a need.”

For Chloe, these hot Wednesday romps mean someone is showering her with attention for once. 

“For those few hours, I mattered to someone.”

 Chloe’s best friend and crush wants HER. Needs her. However, like air to breathe, the physical intimacy is vital to her too. 

“He was my drug. Bold. Intoxicating. Addictive.”

They are bound to each other by friendship and physical desire that is hovering close to more.

These words…I’m swooning…HARD.

“I need you, Chloe.”

“So have me,”
I whispered to him.

The more Chloe gives Shaw her body, the less she feels she is healing him and the more she is losing herself. Hurting both of them. Playing with fire where she is starting to get burned.

“Our flings had crossed into a gray area that where instead of feeling like I was helping him heal, it felt like he was merely using me.”

Shaw thinks he is damaged goods. Only good for the physical connection. Emotionally broken. A bad choice for Chloe who deserves better than the monster he thinks he has become. 

“I wondered if she saw me for what I really was—the villain in our twisted story.”

The lines are blurred between protecting the heart versus throwing caution to the wind. The dark past and guilt keep looming like a thunder clouds and tornadoes of torture. Chloe must protect herself from getting hurt as she falls harder for the best friend and lover she will never call hers. 

“It wasn’t healthy to get my hopes up about something that could never be. He was my friend. And he was still grieving. And in twenty-plus years of knowing each other, he’d never expressed any romantic feelings for me.”

 What a sensational surprise! Wednesday is sweetness and sorrow wrapped in a sexy package tied together with hope. Kendall Ryan’s spur-of-the-moment story may be little in size but is big in emotion. Wednesday is heart, hope, and healing. Wednesday is the life and love of Saturday. Wednesday is what you must meet for it is simply brilliant, beautiful and breathtaking, a story that is not what you expect but so much more. You’ll leave this tale that twists itself around your heart wanting more too. 

5 breathtakingly beautiful stars

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Hard core fucking.

It’s not what I really want, but it’s all he has to offer. He’s filled with turmoil and heartache and regrets, but for two hours every Wednesday all he feels is me. How much I desire him, how desperate he makes me, how much I’d like things to be different between us. Real.

He used to be my best friend back before he got married. And now? Now, he’s a young widower. It’d be wrong on so many levels to expect something more from him. So I give him what he needs. Dark delicious fucking. But I know I can’t keep this up. I’ve already given him my body, my soul. I want him to have my heart. It might drive him away forever, but that’s a risk I’m forced to take.

Wednesday is an angsty romp told from dual points of view. If you’re in the mood for something quick and dirty, you’ve found it. Proceed at your own risk.


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Blog Tour -No Simple Sacrifice by Angel Payne and Victoria Blue


Handsome young business man looking down to his ring while holding one hand in his pocket.


If I could turn back time…

You know what they say about wishing for the impossible.

My name is Talia Perizkova, and time is usually my best friend. It’s been good to me in the months since I left the man who nearly killed me, and I’ve returned the favor by working hard at Stone Global Corp, even getting promoted to lead one of SGC’s key expansion projects.

There’s only one mar on that record. The night I told time to kiss my ass, during a business trip to Vegas with my bosses–yes, my bosses–and experienced a night for the record books with them both. But what happened in the City of Sin refuses to stay there for any of us, and time has joined forces with his pal, karma, to exact payback where it most matters. In my heart.

Fletcher Ford. Drake Newland. They’re two of the business world’s sexiest, most sought-after bachelors, and I’ve fallen for them both. Their passion is everything I crave, their protection is everything I need–and their love is everything my orthodox family will never let me accept.

The solution, according to them, is simple. One man steps down, so at least two of us are happy.

I could find a way…

But sacrifices are rarely simple, and one plus one doesn’t always equal happily-ever-after. That means all three of us have some huge, hard decisions to make. Take a chance on this rare love we’ve been given…or give in to fear, and lose each other forever?


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Angel Payne

Hi there. I’m Angel: book lover, writing addict, hopeless romantic, pop culture geek and avid shoe lover.

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A bit about me…

I’ve been hooked on books since I was a kid but it got worse in my twenties, when I discovered romances–the hotter, the better. Growing up in Southern California, with lots of surfer manliness surrounded me, was certainly a good boost for reading about delicious alpha guys and the women who adore them. When I learned I had a knack for telling these stories too, I guess you could say I was doomed–though my path toward romance novelist took a few detours via a concert-reviewing gig for my college newspaper (free show tickets…backstage passes…that was a no-brainer), artist interviews for a Beverly Hills dance music mag, personal assistant work for a record producer, dance club disc jockey, and a lot of fun in the hospitality industry.

These days, I still live in California, and have found an amazing alpha guy of my own who was brave enough to marry me. We live on a street that looks like Brigadoon, with our beautiful daughter. I have the best life ever, and never forget to thank the Big Guy Upstairs for it, either.



Victoria Blue

Victoria Blue lives in her own portion of the galaxy known as Southern California. There she finds the love and life sustaining power of one amazing sun, two unique and awe inspiring planets and three indifferent, yet comforting moons. Life is fantastic and challenging and everyday brings new adventures to be discovered. She looks forward to seeing what’s next!




Review – The Dom Games by Rachel Robinson



Reading The Dom Games is like watching a reality TV show. Its addicting, has you wanting to cover your eyes while peeping through a gap in your fingers. Its heart poundingly good, so much so it steals your breath and leaves you in a dizzy state. And it’s SO GOOD! Despite the twists and turns, the stabs to the gut and the heart breaking reality, you keep on. Watching right until the end, to see the finale. And then get really subdued when it’s all over.
That’s me now, subdued, because it’s all over. I didn’t want it to end.

The Dom Games had piqued my interest for a while now, seeing Rachel’s book info and trailer had me thinking so many things before sitting down to read. Some may think this is just another BDSM book and not give it a chance. But do, because this book has such a fresh twist on BDSM, it’s something I’ve not read before and it totally hooked me. 

The Dom Games, features Dominic Reed. Alpha, Dom, billionaire with a godlike body and mouth of sin with his own production company, who produces the TV show The Dom Games where 10 subs go against one another for a cash prize and a contract with the Dom. Enter Kayla, purely in it for the money, sarky mouthed, uncontrollable and totally unaware of what she’s signed up for. Not something a Dom wants. But you see that’s the beauty of this book. Because that’s all our Dominic does want.

And so begins our trip into reality. Dom and Kayla’s relationship builds intensely. As a reader I fell in love with them. Kayla’s Sassy mouth left Dom weak, and Dom’s dirty mouth left Kayla panting. It was a match made in bookworm heaven. But the blasted TV show still had to go on. Thus adding the heart pounding moments and the intense, breath taking moments that were just SO FREAKING GOOD. The moments that kept me hooked. The moments that cracked my heart but wouldn’t allow me to step away. The moments that make a spectacular book even better.

Because that’s what this book is, spectacular. Its exciting, electric. The heat between Dominic and Kayla is so strong it sizzles through you while reading. The sex scenes are so dirty, that I found myself BLUSHING, while fanning myself, A LOT! But it’s also cram packed full of feels..from rip roaring humour courtesy of Kayla’s sassy attitude, to heartbreaking ugly cry moments from Kayla’s inner monologue during the TV show scenes.

As a reader, I went though so many emotions in this book.. I didn’t know whether to love Dom or hate him. Slap him or climb him. Scream at him or cry. Infact now, I know I’d do all those things, but OMG my love for this man is off the charts. Literally. Off them. His journey through this book was so powerful, written so pristinely that despite all the bad, there is so much good and understanding of the man behind the Dom. And that is what makes him amazing. And what makes him and Kayla a match made in reality TV show heaven.

And now, like I said, I want more from these two. I honestly love them…and I know you will too.


5 stunning, snow angel stars



Dominic Reed, heir to an oil fortune, has spent his entire adult life perfecting his dark hobby. With little control in every other area of his manicured life, he finds his release as a dominant. With more money than he knows what to do with, he creates a TV show: The Dom Games.
This year is different than the past seasons, this year Dominic will be the star. He wants a forever submissive.
Before last month Kayla Parchet thought the word submissive only referred to dogs. Fresh out of college with a business degree that is scrap paper, she needs to get an Ivy League masters degree to pursue her dreams. When Kayla is accepted to be one of the ten, her world takes a dark turn as she competes against women who live the submissive lifestyle for enjoyment. Can she hold on to her dreams long enough to win the competition and ten million dollars? Or will she get sucked into Dominic’s twisted world?
Only a few whips and canes stand between Kayla and the future she’s always desired.
Lights, camera, sex…


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Dual Review Finding Me & Always You by Stephanie Rose

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Sweet, sexy, and endearing….this book was exactly what I hoped for and more! Stephanie Rose has done it again! She blew me away with Bella and Owen’s story. At first I was like “Oh no!” Do I want to see the sweet little Bella all grown up? Can my eyes handle knowing what “grown up” Bella will be doing? Cause in my eyes, she was still that sweet, just coming out of her shell, beautiful little 5 year old. The answer? YES! Yes I did want it! I loved this story, and completely fell in love with Bella, Lucas and Sam’s characters all over again. I definitely fell in love with Owen *swoon* so hard.

Bella has turned out to be as beautiful as her mother, strong, and smart! After a series of unfortunate events and rumors by twatwaffles being spread about her at school, she decides to go to college farther away from home. She didn’t want to deal with the humiliation.

…which, hello!? Turned out great for her, because she not only met Owen, she met her awesome roomy, Laura.

Owen is a hockey player. He’s a sexy Georgia boy with a southern drawl that will leaving you swooning! His sweet southern charm is every girls dream!

                          “You’re my stars, my sun, and my sky. You’re my whole damn universe.”

Owen’s seemingly cocky attitude leaves a bad taste in Bella’s mouth. She tries to deny her attraction to him, while Owen tries to break down her walls. He wants to show Bella who he really is. Not who everyone else says and thinks he is.

“I’m not going anywhere. I’m yours, whether or not you choose to believe that right now. And you will. I don’t quit easily, and when it comes to you, I don’t quit at all.”

“I tasted every part of her last night and I still hadn’t gotten enough–I couldn’t This girl was my drug, and I had an incurable addiction.”

*SWOOOOOON* who wouldn’t want someone to say such sweet and beautiful things to them!

I loved everything about this story! I loved Owen and Bella. I loved that we get to see Lucas and Sam again throughout the book. I even love the tension because in the end, it brought them so much closer together and showed how much love can conquer. I loved the “secrets” because in the end, you realize when you love someone and when you have a family that loves you, they’ll stick by you no matter what. They’ll always have your back and be there to protect you.

Finding me can be read as a standalone, but you do (like I said earlier) get to visit with characters from Always You. I highly recommend reading Always You, because it was just as phenomenal as Finding Me! This book was beautiful, sweet, and refreshing! I loved every second of this wonderfully written story. I couldn’t put it down! I can’t wait to see what Stephanie has in up her sleeve for her fans next!

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5 Sweet, Swoony Stars!!!

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I’ve always been lost . . .

Abandoned by a father who didn’t want me. Cherished by a stepfather, though I wasn’t his. Shattered by a boy who swore he loved me.

But I belonged nowhere, to no one.

Then I met Owen, the sweet-talking hockey player who made me love him. He gave me the courage to trust in someone besides myself. He showed me a love I longed for.

When an unwanted ghost comes knocking on my door, my heartbreaking history threatens to repeat itself. But where do I turn if I lose everyone? And how do I find where I belong, when I’m still Finding Me? 

Finding Me is a spinoff from the Second Chances series and can be read as a standalone.

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Combustible, Scorching, Sweet, and Pulls at your Heart Strings. Always You is a Second Chance Romance. It’s a story about love, loss, reconnection, and friendship. Heartbreakingly Beautiful, Stephanie definitely wowed me with these character and the story line!

Samantha and Lucas met in College. They became close friends, but Samantha wanted more. She had been crushing on him since the day she met him. Lucas was a “known” playboy. Never settling down with a girlfriend. The last night Sam see’s Lucas, is at his going away party. She tells him goodbye and he walks out of her life to begin his career in another city.

6 years go by and a friend request pops up on Facebook. This friend request sets in motion numerous “friendly” get-together’s that quickly turn romantic. The sexual tension between these two is so hot……it’s explosive! I couldn’t help but root for Sam and Lucas to get their HEA!

       “I never stopped being yours. I’ll always belong to you. No matter how stupid you are.”

This book had so much feeling in it. The characters and story line completely captivated me. I was so emerced in Sam and Lucas’ story that I was flipping page after page until I reached the end! This was my first book by Stephanie Rose and she left me in complete, and utter blissful happiness! This will definitely not be my last book by this author. I am now, and forever will be……a Stephanie Rose fan!

                                              “You saved both of us. You’re our Superman.”

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5 Superman Stars!!!

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To Samantha Christensen, Lucas Hunter was always the guy—the sexy, smart and unattainable man she pined for throughout college. To Lucas, she was a treasured friend, a younger sister he felt the need to protect. She had a choice—to wait and hope, or to settle.

When they meet again years later, Lucas looks at Samantha and sees a woman he wants—even though she’s not free to take. As they renew their friendship he finds he’s falling hard, and can’t accept any less than all of her.

Samantha realizes there’s hope with Lucas. Will she finally have a chance to be happy with the man she’s always loved, or will obligations and insecurities stand in their way?

Can Samantha and Lucas convince each other that they belong together? That it was Always You?

Always You is the first novel in the Second Chances series. Each novel will be an interconnected standalone about second chances at love. Due to sexual situations, its recommended for readers 18 and up.

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Review – The Contract by Melanie Moreland



Gah! I think I’m in swoony heaven right now! My word. The Contract by Melanie Moreland is so utterly captivating, so addicting, so beautiful. My heart can’t take the transformation that happens in this book. Its literally breath taking.

Written perfectly, The Contract follows Richard and Katy through lies and deceit, power, hurt, anger and sadness. Before developing into pure bliss. A stunning love story packed with an infinite amount of feels. As a reader, so fully sucked into the book, I fell in love with the characters as they did. My feelings were the same as theirs and I felt as though I was IN the story with them.

From the start it’s pretty easy to guess how the book will develop.. You can predict what is going to happen. BUT what you can’t predict is HOW it happens and I have to admit, reading The Contract was nothing like I predicted, only BETTER. As I mentioned the characters development over the story is nothing but gripping.
Richard is an absolute a*se, not going to lie. I can’t count the amount of times I wanted to smack him, but I reveled in the fact that I could see what was going and I couldn’t wait for him to eat his words..
Katy was the perfect heroine for this book. So utterly sweet and adorable. My heart ached for her. Her personal journey and pain and her reasons for signing the contract blew me away. Katy is so easy to connect too, so easy to love. In fact this whole book is easy to love.

This is my first book by Melanie, it won’t be my last. Her writing is powerful, story telling effortless.


5 captivating, sign my heart away stars.



A tyrant by day, a playboy by night. That is the reputation that precedes Richard VanRyan. He lives life the way he wants, no concern for the opinion of others. He cares for no one, is completely unrepentant, and he has no desire to change his ways.

Katharine Elliott works under Richard as his PA. She despises him and his questionable ethics, but endures all the garbage he sends her way, because she needs the job. Her end goal is far more important than the daily abuse and demands she tolerates from her nasty tyrant of a boss.

Until the day, he asks her for something she never expected. A new role with a personal contract— fiancée instead of PA.

What happens when two people who loathe each other, have to live together and act as though they are madly in love?


That’s what happens.

Can the power of love really change a person?

Will they survive the contract?

What do you do when the one person you hate the most becomes the one person you can’t live without?



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Review – Untamed by Callie Harper



Firstly, she thrilled me with her Dominating alpha.
Secondly, she stole my breath with her bad boy superstar.
Thirdly, she’s gone and well and truly ruined me with her mountain man.
The she I’m referring to, Callie Harper. Alpha writer extraordinaire, panty melting wizard, and heart melting magician. Each and every time do I pick up a Callie Hart novel, do I wonder how she’s going to top the one before. Then she does, spectacularly!

Untamed is perfection. Like utter class. Everything fits together, every blast of heat, every draw of angst, every flip of tension and every tug of love, comes together in beautiful harmony, leaving behind a masterpiece.

From the first meeting between Heath & Violet a strong sexual tension builds. My skin pricked from the anxiety of reading these two and following their sexy, blistering hot relationship.
My feelings exploded along the way so many times, from getting super hot under the collar, to swooning so hard I thought I’d melt, to heart pounding, breath stealing moments where I almost screamed at my kindle.

Callie has taken a different turn with Untamed, in that it’s one full novel and not set in volumes. Is that better? For me personally, yes. Although Callie has never had a problem keeping her previous books flowing, Untamed has such a powerful pull to it while reading that splitting it up could have lost that?

I honestly can’t put my feelings for Heath into words. I have no expressions to fully do him justice. I mean he’s a hot, delicious, sinful man mountain. With a body carved out of stone and a dirty, deep voice. But he’s also all that and more. He’s my favourite so far.. His relationship with Violet is beautifully written. I didn’t know how I’d feel about Violet, I’m not a diva fan. But Callie managed to place her in my heart and make me love her. So I fell for the Man Mountain and the Diva. And I did so spectacularly.


5 massive mountain man stars



There’s a massive, ripped mountain man named Heathcliff. He’s brooding, bearded, and sexy as hell. Then there’s city girl Violet, a TV producer hungry for a hit show. You’d best not get in the way of her Louboutin heels or make her chip her nails. They both have secrets they’re trying to hide. They’re having even more trouble keeping their hands off of each other. When Violet’s reality show “Hot Off the Grid” starts filming in Heath’s tiny Vermont town, what could possibly go wrong?




Review – Glass Ceilings by A. M Madden



Glass Ceilings is a gripping, breathtaking read that we’ll and turny cut me off from adulting.
Wickedly suspensful and super hot, Glass Ceilings threw me through a whirlwind of emotions. I laughed, I cried, I got mad and I got really happy. All the while glued to the edge of my seat, flipping the pages, fully engrossed in the story.

Nick and Angela are brilliant. Written perfectly, they both harbour such a great connection, that oozes from the page and infiltrated me as the reader. The tension between the two radiates throughout the book, pulling at heart strings, burning me up and leaving me in a head spin.

The draw to this book is the underlying mystery and suspense. I spent so much time trying to piece things together, only to be thrown a loop and something twist everything up. Glass Ceilings lit an exciting spark of intrigue. Deceit and lies cloud Nick and Angela, pulling them apart but despite this there is always a blistering raw connection that just drags the two back together.

Overall A. M Madden delivers a knock out read, one that held my attention and devoured ME!


5 sexy, suspenseful stars.



When a perfect new love is shattered, two hearts will do anything to pick up the pieces. In this sizzling novel from the author of Stone Walls, irresistible heat leads to sensual thrills—and a secret that changes everything.

Two years ago, Nick Farley was undercover as a bartender in Chicago. The tough-as-steel FBI agent was working all the angles to build a case against a local crime syndicate, but even his intense focus was no match for the sight of Angela Cavallo’s plump pink lips pulling on her drink. All Nick got was one night—the longest, hottest, sweetest night of his life. It could have been the beginning of something real. But instead, she’d walked away—and Nick had watched her go.

Angela has made some mistakes in her life, but Nick wasn’t one of them. Nor was the baby boy he doesn’t know about. But Angela has been running from a stalker for so long that she’s forgotten how to feel safe. So when Nick suddenly reappears in her life, Angela faces a moment of truth. She wants to trust him and reveal her secrets—her life and that of their son may depend on it—but first she needs to know that Nick can handle her past, and promise her the one thing she most craves: a future together.




Review – Charged by Jay Crownover

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Karen's Review
by Jay Crownover

Charged is a powerful and pulse-pounding page turner that hits the heart like a hurricane—fast, feverishly, and full of life. This tale takes you hostage, a deep immersion where fiction bleeds into reality. Charged…this story…this experience…is so raw it feels real. All-consuming. Angst-ridden. Achingly addictive.

Before I even started Charged I knew that if it stayed true to Jay Crownover’s style, it would be a rough rollercoaster of a ride to a happy ending. The best kind of romance: a messy story of hard fought love with characters who are flawed but fierce and fabulous. A tale of trial and tribulation where the players have black hearts on the outside but hearts of gold buried underneath the surface, which is uncovered, piece-by-powerful piece.

I want to devour Charged. I want to savor it, Avett and Quaid. I want to rush. I want to take my time. Charged stormed its way into my heart and soul. A bolt of lightning, striking me hard. Feelings flowing. Pulse pounding. Soul spinning. From the very first page; I was all in. Happy tears. Nostalgic tears. Weary tears. Sad tears. So many tears. So many emotions that cut through me like a knife.

Just two pages into the Introduction and Jay is speaking to me, loud and clear. I didn’t have to dive deeply to uncover the emotions that quickly bubbled up to the surface. Those words…I felt them deep down inside, so profound that they sent me on a trip down memory lane. I saw myself as that teen who had a few dates with trouble, taking risks that reeked of danger.

“So go out there and screw up. Have experiences so that you have stories to tell, and do it without apology.”

Mistakes sometimes make the best memories. Like Jay Crownover. Like me. Like so many of us, Avett Walker and Quaid Jackson have a story to tell and it’s a disaster but oh so devastatingly beautiful.

Avett Walker, the burly and big-hearted Brite’s little girl, has always dangled with danger, attracted to it like a magnet, pulling her in and dragging her down. Trouble finds her, and the innocent-looking pretty young lady with the cotton candy-colored hair has a rap sheet a mile long. Jail serves as a much-needed wake-up call to try to dig herself out of danger that has been her partner in crime for so many years.

“I had needed rescuing for a very long time.”

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I want to hug Avett and give her the ‘mom talk’ about self-sabotage and learning from her past mistakes. I want to hug Brite for being an amazing father who has stood by his baby girl through thick and thin. Unconditional love is the most beautiful gift a parent can give a child.

Quaid Jackson is the beautiful, blond, and blue-eyed attorney who wears expensive suits like they were built for him. Cut-throat in the courtroom, he defends criminals—many of whom are from innocent. Quaid is so skilled and sharp that he makes even the monsters look like Mother Theresa in the end. He is running from a painful past that has plagued him for years.

“I was trying to screw wasted years, wasted money, and a broken heart out of my system.”

Her hope rests on the regal-looking but ruthless Quaid, the skillful attorney who can save Avett from prison due to one terrible mistake.

“The man was a predator, a civilized beast in a designer suit.”

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I love that under Quaid’s beautiful wrapper may be a hidden beast, perhaps some bad ass under there too, and someone not as calm and collected as he appears.

Quaid is Avett’s only chance of digging herself out of this dirty mess she created. Avett is not used to following anyone’s advice, yet alone the direction of the sexiest and most sophisticated man she’s ever seen. She can’t help but want to ignite the fire in this bold and beautiful beast. Poke the lion and see if he growls.

“Getting him to react to me had become a personal challenge, and I was well aware I was pulling on a big, golden lion’s tail.”

This golden lion is chasing his tail as Avett is making his head spin. With Quaid’s new client being the small and sinfully sexy spitfire, personalities clash while sparks ignite. The gorgeous no-nonsense attorney and the colorful and reckless young beauty. Polished meets punk. Cautious meets impulsive. Desire meets desire.

Quaid is having trouble keeping his foreign feelings towards Avett on lock-down.

“I shouldn’t be noticing her curves. It was my job to help her, to keep her out of jail. With this client I wanted to touch my mouth to hers and see if she tasted as wild and rebellious as she seemed.”

Fireworks flare as Quaid tries to focus on remaining professional though it’s hard when Quaid wants to take and mark the woman who is slowly breaking down the wall around his heart, brick by brick, leaving him open and vulnerable. He must remember that a relationship between client and attorney is forbidden. If only fate would get the message as it keeps trying to intervene.

Forbidden love is one of the biggest messes, and I love a story with many loose ends. A book that is as bad as it is good.

“This little slip of a woman could demolish me, waste me, annihilate me, and if I allowed her to do it, I knew that it would feel better than anything in a very long time.”

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Lines blur, boundaries break, and chemistry burns brighter. For Avett, Quaid is heat, heart, and hope wrapped up in one beautiful and bold package.

“I knew kissing Quaid Jackson was going to lead to all kinds of sorry and sorrow. I knew it as much as I knew I didn’t care and that I was going to kiss him and chase this bad idea until it crashed and burned, like they always did.”

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Quaid and Avett are visual opposites but inner kindred spirits. Both are plagued by painful pasts holding them prisoner where they may be the only ones who can free each other. After all, like knows like, and inside, Quaid and Avett are one.
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The pink-haired hurricane stormed into Quaid’s life and whirled around his emotions. However, with Quaid’s high-profile job on the line and Avett’s past constantly crawling up to the surface, the damage may not be worth the risk. It may be time to cash out before the game gets dicey.

“I don’t know what you thought was happening here, but it was just a job. You are a client, like any other client I represent, Avett. Nothing more, nothing less.”

Avett has always dangled with danger, but who knew her biggest danger could be her heart left in the ashes and possibly burned.

“I was pretty sure when Quaid Jackson was done with me, there would be nothing on earth that could feel as bad or be as painful.”

My soul is spinning as I just finished Charged, and I’m sorry that the story is over. Charged is a bumpy but brilliant and beautiful ride, a ride I did not want to end with twists and turns where tears of sappiness collide with tears of sorrow. You can’t help but love Jay Crownover’s badass boys and gals with big ass hearts. The unlikely and unexpected characters paired together make for a messy but so devastatingly beautiful and brilliant book. Hypnotizing. Heroic. Heartfelt.

Charged stormed it way into my heart and soul, sparking an emotional charge with words that tore at every piece of me, daring my emotions to tangle in this web of wonder. Its messages melted my mind, causing me to step inside my head and heart: Learn from your past mistakes. By finding and forgiving yourself as you learn from the past and let it heal you, only then will your present and future be brighter.

There are a few amazing authors that I can count on my hands whose powerful and poignant words paint a vivid picture, immersing me full throttle where my heart and soul feel everything. I know before even reading that their stories will tear me up, transporting me so deep that I don’t ever want to leave. Their beautiful books are those that remain with me forever. Jay Crownover is one of these heart-hitting authors.

Jay Crownover is a master of the pen, wielding words like swords that pierce straight to the heart. They hit me hard, gutting me every time. There are not enough stars for Jay Crownover’s words. If you haven’t met her raw and real work, JUST DO IT. Like a queen with the Midas touch, anything Jaw Crownover creates is pure gold. Crownover Crack.


5 ‘but worth more’ sensational and soul-spinning stars

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From the New York Times bestselling author of the Marked Men books comes the second installment in the Saints of Denver series featuring a bad girl and a by the book attorney who could be her salvation…or her ruin.

Avett Walker and Quaid Jackson’s worlds have no reason to collide. Ever. Quaid is a high powered criminal attorney as slick as he is handsome. Avett is a pink-haired troublemaker with a bad attitude and a history of picking the wrong men.

When Avett lands in a sea of hot water because of one terrible mistake, the only person who can get her out of it is the insanely sexy lawyer. The last thing on earth she wants to do is rely on the no-nonsense attorney who thinks of her as nothing more than a nuisance. He literally has her fate in his hands. Yet there is something about him that makes her want to convince him to loosen his tie and have a little fun…with her.

Quaid never takes on clients like the impulsive young woman with a Technicolor dye job. She could stand to learn a hard lesson or two, but something about her guileless hazel eyes intrigues him. Still, he’s determined to keep their relationship strictly business. But doing so is becoming more impossible with each day he spends with her.

As they work side-by-side, they’ll have to figure out a way to get along and keep their hands off each other—because the chemistry between them is beyond charged.