Dual Review: Fallacy & Irrefutable by Kimberly Bracco

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Heartbreakingly beautiful, sizzling hot, angsty–Irrefutable is all of these things and oh, so much more! This story had my emotions all out of whack at moments and then I’d feel all happy, swoony, or hot and bothered the next. Irrefutable is the conclusion of Alex and Quinn’s story. I was dying to get my hands on this ever since I finished reading Fallacy which left me breathless and begging for more with that cliffy!

This book picks up right where Fallacy left off. Quinn is planning a wedding. A wedding to a man who she isn’t in love with.

Alex is distraught. He can’t bare to see Quinn with another man’s ring on her finger.

Quinn has a difficult decision to make. Does she marry Jordan and be miserable? Or does she say no and ruin her career?

The connection is still so blatantly, obviously there between them.

“Just touching her, in the simplest of ways, starts a fire deep within my soul. A fire that only burns for her. A fire that hasn’t been lit in a very long time.”

This book pulls at your heart strings. These characters go through so much turmoil and heartbreak. Alex’s never wavering support of Quinn, regardless of her marrying someone else, is completely endearing. He’s there for her no matter what.

Quinn is stubborn as hell. With her being messed up from her childhood, she still refuses to acknowledge how much Alex loves her.

In Irrefutable you see Quinn and Alex grow by leaps and bounds. Not only personally, for themselves, but also in their relationship.

They learn to build a trust that is unbreakable. An unbreakable bond. They learn to give in to certain things, but never give up.

“After all the pain and struggle, I finally feel whole. The bond between us is irrefutable.”

I truly loved being in Alex and Quinn’s world. Their snarky banter had me laughing with (sometimes at) them. It felt like they had become friends of mine in real life. I’ll miss them for sure. I’ll have to pick them back up one day just to visit them.

Bracco did a phenomenal job, not only with Irrefutable, but also with Fallacy. She brought the characters to life with her beautiful and unique writing. I can’t wait to see what she has to offer up to the world next!

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5 Heartbreakingly Beautiful Stars!!!

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Quinn Taylor had a plan, and it didn’t include Alex Conway.

With Quinn’s decisions no longer her own, and her life spinning out of control; she’s not sure about anything she once believed in. But, Alex has found something to believe in – Quinn. He knows what life is like without her and it’s a life he no longer wants to live.

Just when it seems things can’t get any worse, chaos ensues leaving them both out of time and out of options. Should Alex try for Quinn’s love without a guarantee in sight? Will Quinn be able to marry one man, to save herself, while knowing it will destroy the one man who truly loves her? Their lives are about to be flipped upside down – one way or another.

Will they have the strength to work against life’s obstacles and find true happiness together? Can Alex get Quinn to see she’s about to make a huge mistake? Can he show her a side of love that’s irrefutable?

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Heart-pounding, steamy, angst, edge-of-your seat!…this is how I felt while reading Fallacy. This book had me so wound up flipping page after page wanting to see what happens next! Bracco delivered an phenomenal book that left me begging for more!

Quinn knows what she wants. She’s a beautiful, strong, independent woman who’s dead set on making CEO of her company and pushing her father out the door. She doesn’t have time for relationships. She prowls for men at night to satisfy her sexual cravings. One Hello. One Night. One Romp. One Goodbye. That’s all these poor men ever get from the career focused Quinn.

Alex is your typical man whore. He’s sexy beyond belief. He’s smart and he’s successful in his career. He’s not looking for a relationship. He fills his bed with meaningless sex and women who’s names they’re lucky if he remembers!

When Quinn and Alex’s worlds collide, they were both looking for the same thing. What they always look for. A one time romp in the sack with a hot sexy body. What neither realized at the time, was that one time together, would ruin each other for anybody else.

Alex is determined to win Quinn over. He wants her and no one else.

Quinn has a past. A past that has made her afraid. Afraid of relationships….afraid of commitment….afraid of trusting men.

Alex is kind and caring. He’s patient with Quinn because he knows something is holding her back. He doesn’t know what it is. Quinn gradually starts trusting Alex more and more. He can read her emotions like an open book. He always knows just what to say or what to do to keep her calm. Everything between them is going great…..until her greatest fear and her father rears their ugly heads and she breaks things off with him.

Alex tries talking to her. Tries to figure out what made her scared enough to run from him. She avoids him at all costs though. Seeing no other choice, Alex takes a job he was offered in Arizona.

Determined to keep on the track she’s been on for her career, Quinn goes back to her previous ways of “hit it and quit it”. No emotions. No second hook-ups. No man will get in her way of taking of her fathers company. She was finally on the right track.

Or so she thought.

2 years pass and Alex is returning to his home state. To his friends……to Quinn. Maybe? Hopefully? When he returns, he finds something he never imagined. Quinn is engaged to someone else. She’s changed. She’s not the same girl he left. He doesn’t recognize her and neither do their friends. She’s become the one thing she’s always hated. A cliché.

Will Alex find a way to change her mind? Will he be able to win her back?

Or will Quinn marry someone else and not give him a second thought?

Holy Wow! This book ended with a cliffhanger that had me spinning! Fallacy was hypnotic! It captivated me from page one until the very end! I’m now ecstatic that I don’t have to wait for Irrefutable to be released! I don’t think I could handle the turmoil going through Quinn and Alex that I was left with!

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5 Hypnotic Stars!!!!!

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It was only supposed to be one night. One night of hot, no-strings-attached sex.

But what happens when one night turns into two years? Two of the best years of their lives… until it wasn’t.

Quinn Taylor doesn’t believe in happily-ever-afters. Her heart hardened by the past. Despite Quinn’s inability to trust, Alex Conway knows there’s something worth fighting for.

Alex makes Quinn question everything she’s ever believed to be true about men. She doesn’t want to let him in but there’s no denying he’s under her skin.

Just when Alex thinks he’s broken down her walls, Quinn runs, breaking his heart, and he has no idea why.

After two long years without closure, Alex has finally had enough of wondering what went wrong. He’s determined to win Quinn back. The only problem… she’s engaged to someone else.

Can Alex figure out how to win back the love of his life before she breaks both their hearts irrevocably? Will Quinn realize that everything she’s ever believed is all a fallacy?

***While this series can be read without reading The Uninhibited Series, it is a spin-off that contains spoilers for the first series. It is suggested you read Inhibitions, Unrestricted and Freed first.***

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Review: The Officer’s Promise by K. Langston

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Heartbreaking, joyful, angsty, funny….The Officers Promise takes you on a whirlwind ride of emotions through this novella. This was a phenomenally perfect beginning to The Brother’s In Blue series! K. Langston has blown me away with characters that I couldn’t get enough of!
Ryker is a sinfully sexy NY Police Officer. He lives a simple life of a single man and fighting crime. It’s in his blood. He wants to settle down, but he wants to do it with “the one”. He doesn’t want to settle for something that won’t last. What he really wants? His childhood love who was taken to live with her Grandmother after a tragic accident.
MaryAnn is a beautiful woman. She’s married to a man with money. Only problem? It’s not the life she wants. She’s living in a prison. A cage. She stays out of fear. What will he do next? She longs for the simpler carefree days of her childhood and her best friends who she hasn’t seen in years.
When Ryker and MaryAnn meet, they know nothing can come of it. She’s married and he’s not the kind of guy to disrupt a relationship…..until he notices the bruises. He can’t walk away. It’s his duty to serve and protect and he’ll do anything to protect her. Sparks begin to fly between these two characters and it’s beautiful! Ryker and MaryAnn will make you cry, make you laugh….and Ryker’s sexy and sweet self will make you swoon all over the place!
This story is not only amazing, but it comes with a very important, real life information. The Officer’s Promise is real, it’s raw and I loved every heartbreakingly beautiful minute of it. I am in desperate need of the other Brother’s In Blue Series ASAP! K. Langston stole my breath away with The Officers Promise!
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SIX BROTHERS

EACH HOLDING A DIFFERENT BADGE OF THE LAW

EACH SWORN TO SERVE AND PROTECT

prom-ise: assure someone that one will definitely do, give, or arrange something; undertake or declare that something will happen.

NYPD Officer Ryker Cunningham comes from a family of men committed to upholding every letter of the law. But when he crosses paths with MaryAnn Glover, a troubled woman who not only tempts his heart but also his self-control, his need to protect her overrides everything he’s ever believed in. With a promise to keep her safe at any cost, Ryker shows MaryAnn what it means to live without fear…and love without regret.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a novella, consisting of approximately 38,000 words. The Officer’s Promise is not only Ryker and MaryAnn’s story but an introduction to the Brothers in Blue series as well. The remaining five books of the series will be full-length novels. Each book will feature one of the six Cunningham brothers. I recommend you read them in order as the characters will have appearances in each of the stories.

The Officer’s Promise is written from dual POV, with an HEA and no cheating.

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The Officer’s Promise Excerpts

Excerpt: #1

My hands moved to her ass, dipping beneath the little black dress that had driven me half-crazy tonight, my fingers digging into the soft skin to lift her up as I fed from her hungry mouth. Short, ragged breaths were the only sounds filling the hallway, and I was certain they fled in time with my thrumming heart.

Her hands snuck beneath my shirt, wrestling for purchase. Her touch was a sword, slicing me wide open for her to reach inside and take what was left of me.

She could have it.

It was all useless without her anyway.

“Ryker, please.”

The longing in her voice had my hands moving to her face, angling her head so I could find a deeper connection. A growl vibrated in my chest as I lifted her and carried her to the hotel room door. Once inside, I stood her up next to the bed, swaying slightly, almost drunk on her taste, her presence.

Her fucking need.

    My control was fading, erased by my own desire for her.

“I want you so bad, baby,” I whispered between her lips. “Can you feel it?”

“Yes.”

My hands moved to the back of her dress, drawing down the zipper slowly. “Tell me what you feel.”

“Hands.”

My tongue tasting the skin of her neck, I asked, “Where?”

“Everywhere.”

Her dress fluttered to the floor. “What else?”

“Lips,” she answered breathlessly.

I pressed them to her bare shoulder. “Where?”

With the tilt of her head, her mouth stole mine, fingers burrowing into the back of my head as she tugged me closer, completely taking over. Each scrape of her nails raking across my skin and every moan that escaped her mouth was one step closer to my demise.

Jesus, I could come just from this fucking kiss.

She slowed her breathing and the kiss, easing her hold on my neck, relinquishing control back to me.

“What else do you feel, baby?” I asked in a deep voice that made her eyes flutter closed as I pressed myself against her.

I could taste it on her lips, but I was dying to hear her say it. In the span of three breaths, she finally opened her eyes once more and answered.

“You.”

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She didn’t come in the following week.

Or the next.

I found myself constantly worried about her. It was driving me crazy, and I needed to know she was okay. Today was my day off, but I went to the West Side Deli for lunch anyway. I’d been here every single day since, hoping like hell she’d show up.

I’d almost given up for the day, after sitting here for the last four hours, when she finally walked in. Rain pelted the sidewalk outside but she was wearing those damn sunglasses again.

Anger simmered in my blood as I slid from the booth, halting her before she could even place her order.

She kept her chin tucked to her chest, eyes trained on the floor as she tried to sidestep me.

“Whoa, MaryAnn, are you all right?”

Her gaze lifted to mine, and I could see the dark shadow beneath the tinted shades. “I’m fine.”

“Are you? Because you don’t look fine. Come sit with me for a minute. Let’s talk.”

“I can’t, I’m in a hurry.”

“Listen, I just want to be your friend. Remember when we were friends and we could talk and trust each other?”

Her lip trembled. “Please, I just need to get my order and get home. If I’m gone too long he’ll—”

She snapped her mouth closed, realizing her mistake.

“He’ll what?”

“Nothing, never mind.” She shoved me aside and made her way to the counter to place her order. Once she had her cup in hand, I met her over by the fountain.

“Listen, I appreciate your concern, but like I told you before, I’m fine,” she tossed out, refusing to look in my direction.

    She continued to shift her face away from me, and I was growing more and more irritated by the second. “I don’t believe you.”

    “Excuse me?”

    “I said I don’t believe you. I think you’re far from fine. I think you’re in danger and need help.”

    “You don’t know what you’re talking about.”

    “I’m not stupid, MaryAnn. I’m a fucking cop for Christ’s sake.”

    She recoiled, and I instantly regretted the anger in my tone. “I have no idea what you’re talking about.”

    “Then why are you wearing sunglasses when it’s raining outside?”

    “My contacts were giving me problems this morning and—”

    I reached up, gently pulling them down her nose, revealing her eyes, the right one damn near swollen shut.

“Jesus,” I gritted. She quickly shoved them back in place, spinning away from me. “Who did that to you?”

    “No one.”

    “MaryAnn—”

    “God, why are you doing this? Why can’t you mind your own business and leave me the hell alone?”

    I stepped in front of her, gently cupping her elbow. “I just want to help you.”

    “I don’t need your help.”

    “Your husband did that, didn’t he? And the bruise I saw a couple of weeks ago, he did that, too.”

    “You have no idea what you’re talking about.”

    “Then call me a liar.”

Silence hung heavy between us.

“Why stay? Why not leave him?” I asked, desperate to know why someone as strong and beautiful as her would put up with a piece of shit like that.

“Because I’m more afraid to leave than stay.”

    “Ticket number 298!”

    She jerked from my grasp, snatched her order off the counter, and stormed out without a second glance.

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Blog Tour – Paige’s Warriors (Bondmates, Book 3) by Ann Mayburn

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After a lifetime of war, Commander Trenzent has left behind the bloody battlefields of the Bel’Tan galaxy and traveled to Earth in the hopes of finding his bondmate. He can only pray that the one woman in the universe who can save his battered soul can look past his scarred exterior to the man within. Unfortunately for Tren, his potential bride is terrified of men thanks to years of abuse at the hands of her father and won’t be easy to seduce.

Paige Grant is pretty sure she’s losing her mind obsessing about a man who doesn’t exist. Ever since the night a wormhole opened up next to Jupiter she’s had these intense dreams about a terrifying, damaged man who awakens a passion inside of her she never knew existed. Despite his grim exterior, he makes her feel safe, something she desperately needs in the real world as she fights off the advances of a man who will not take no for an answer.

But Trenzent isn’t the only Kadothian warrior who believes Paige is his bondmate. An old political enemy of Tren’s, Rell Thantos, also believes the sweet and shy young Earth woman holds the missing part of his soul. He will do whatever it takes to win her heart, even if it means becoming bloodbrothers with a man he hates.

The men will have to find a way to get past their anger and work together to protect Paige against an unknown enemy who is determined to keep the women of Earth out of the Bel’Tan Galaxy forever.

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With over forty published books, Ann is Queen of the Castle to her husband and three sons in the mountains of West Virginia. In her past lives she’s been an Import Broker, a Communications Specialist, a US Navy Civilian Contractor, a Bartender/Waitress, and an actor at the Michigan Renaissance Festival. She also spent a summer touring with the Grateful Dead-though she will deny to her children that it ever happened.

From a young Ann has had a love affair with books would read everything she could get her hands on. As Ann grew older, and her hormones kicked in, she discovered bodice ripping Fabio-esque romance novels. They were great at first, but she soon grew tired of the endless stories with a big wonderful emotional buildup to really short and crappy sex. Never a big fan of purple prose, throbbing spears of fleshy pleasure and wet honey pots make her giggle, she sought out books that gave the sex scenes in the story just as much detail and plot as everything else-without using cringe worthy euphemisms. This led her to the wonderful world of Erotic Romance, and she’s never looked back.

Now Ann spends her days trying to tune out cartoons playing in the background to get into her ‘sexy space’ and has accepted that her Muse has a severe case of ADD.

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Review – Sway by Adriana Locke

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What a welcome to Savannah and to the Landry series!

Barrett Landry was considered Savannah’s most eligible bachelor. Charming. Unbelievably handsome. Playboy extraordinaire. Mayor and candidate for governor of Georgia. He could have any woman he wanted… and has. Until the night that meets hard working single mother Alison Baker. She’s the first woman to not fall under the spell of the dashing politician. Oh no. Alison has been down this path before – and she has the broken heart, home and divorce to prove it. Between raising her son, Huxley, two jobs and college classes Alison doesn’t have the time to fall for the mayor. She certainly doesn’t want to be pushed back into the eyes of the public! Her first priority must be her son, especially since her ex-husband has chosen to ignore the precious ten year old.

But of course, Barrett has other plans.

From the moment, from the very first moment he lays eyes on Alison Barrett is done for – and he knows it. She’s unlike any woman that he has been with. She sees Barrett… the REAL Barrett Landry behind the family political machine. He’s drawn to her just because she stands for what she believes to be true and he finds that he wants that beauty and simple honesty in his life. Because the mayor is beginning to have doubts about the career he has chosen. He’s not sure if he likes the wheeling and dealing and back room antics. At his core he wants to serve the people of Georgia and make his family proud. When did he let the limelight change him?

Alison is just as drawn to the sexy mayor. He makes her feel alive and he makes her forget that she’s alone. He makes her feel desired, beautiful and treasured. But Alison is scared not just for herself but for her son. She has to protect him. He must come first no matter how much she wants to pursue something lasting with Barrett. Every day as the campaign heats up and more dirt comes out, she is reminded of what she left behind. Still, what she and Barrett build together could be worth all the anguish. Watching her son with Barrett she knows what she wants but is still unsure of taking the risk to have it all.

There are so many moments in this book that I found myself giggling, swooning, sighing. Barrett is such a dominant, sensuous southern gentleman even when he’s down and dirty. No woman that reads this book will not think of him and want to get graped. He is dedicated to his family and to his constituents – he simply wants everyone in his life to be proud of him. Alison is as strong as she is beautiful. She’s a fighter but conflicted. Her head tells her to run but her heart and yes, her body, is an entirely different story. These two have the hottest moments, the sweetest embraces, and the most heartwarming conversations. And then of course, there’s Huxley. How could I not adore this amazingly insightful little man? So smart and independent but so needy and vulnerable at the same time. The secondary cast made this book so much fun to read! Lola is the best friend that I want in my corner. Troy is a loyal employee and friend to Barrett that deserves his own HEA. Graham, Ford and the amazing Lincoln Landry are all introduced as well as the Landry girls Camilla and Sienna. There are even some rather… unsavory characters that are important to the story as well.

I cannot say enough about how much I loved this book and how much I cannot wait for the rest of the series! What an awesome family and if Barrett is any indication the romance and swoony moments will be off the charts! I have already threatened the author with bodily injury and a recreation of a scene from Misery if she doesn’t hurry with Lincoln’s book. Luckily, Addy knows that I’m only kidding. Mostly. Fantastic, Adriana!

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5 Well deserved Southern Kisses!

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BARRETT LANDRY has it all.
Power, prestige, and plenty of women, the dapper politician’s life is pretty phenomenal. But in the midst of the biggest campaign of his life, he needs to focus. The last thing he can afford is a distraction.

ALISON BAKER is a work-in-progress.
As a single mother to HUXLEY, she’s rebuilding life on her terms. She’s focused on family, faith, and a future for her son that can’t be taken away. Putting her child first means not being careless, no matter what.

A chance encounter forces Barrett and Alison to redefine what they really want out of life. But everything comes at a cost … and sometimes, even for love, it’s a price too steep to pay.

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“I want a chance to win you over,” he breathes, peering at me. The way his eyes search mine make it seem like time stands still. “Will you let me try?”

He forces a swallow and the look of hesitation, the internal fight he’s having, isn’t lost on me. It’s there, right beneath the surface, and when I add my concerns to the mix, it’s enough to make me balk. Just a bit.

“I’ll think about it,” I whisper, holding on to the little strand of courage I have left.

“Say yes.”

Instead of responding, I ask, “Where’d you get that scar over your right eye?” I reach out and press gently on the raised skin. I expect him to pull back, but he doesn’t.

My hand shakes as I touch his warmed skin. His forehead is silky and smooth. I’d like to run my hands over every inch of it, feel it ripple beneath my fingertips.

The corner of his lips twitch. “Lincoln hit me in the head with a baseball.”

“Bad reflexes on your part?”

“Wicked curveball on his,” he says, his face breaking out into a full smile.

“I thought he played center field?”

“He does. But he pitched some growing up.”

We stand inches apart, my hand gently brushing down the side of his face. Although I feel like he’d stand here all night and talk to me, it’s not possible.

“I really need to get back to work,” I say, trying to unlock my eyes from his.

“Dinner? This week?”

I can barely resist the look in his eye, the one that implores me to say yes. The one that makes me believe he really does want to have dinner and spend a few hours with me.

I need to get away, put some space between us while I can.

“We ran into each other tonight,” I shrug. “If we’re supposed to see each other again, then I guess we will.” I start to turn away before I completely buckle under his gaze.

“How am I supposed to get ahold of you? I don’t have your number,” he calls after me.

Heading up the steps to the Savannah Room, I glance at him over my shoulder. “You’re the Mayor. Figure it out.”

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Review – All The Waters Of The Earth by Leslie McAdam

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All The Waters Of The Earth is a sensational piece of art. Reading this book was like watching an artist at work.

We begin with the blank canvas. We are slowly brought into the story with Lucy, soft brush strokes begin to outline her story and bring us into her world. Lucy is incredibly sexy and super Sassy, but has those cracks we all have from past heartache. I felt her immediately. Understanding the person behind the romance writer.

The artist continues, pulling you in deeper, now splashes of colour are added as we meet our hero, Jake. A complex, hot man who likes to wear suits for stupid amounts of hours. He’s intriguing. The romance lover in all of us knows he has a past and immediately we can feel the attraction he has in Lucy from the first kiss alone. And the tingles Lucy feels are felt in us.
The artist is back, pulling back our focus onto the deep, sultry lines that now fill the picture, the tension between Lucy and Jake sizzles, the long sweeping brush strokes grab your attention and hold it, strongly.

Mixed with long, deep lines we get some intense bursts of colour, sharp, short lines that catch the breath and speed up the heart. Seriously the hotness that oozes from Lucy and Jake is off the charts.

Gradually, a picture begins to take shape, a story forms the writer of beautiful romance suddenly becomes the heroine with her own hero. This story is sexy, it’s sweet. It has humour and sadness. My heart fluttered for these two and hurt for Lucy.

Throughout it all my attention is held, hard and soft brush strokes, light and dark, pull together to leave us with a stunning masterpiece.

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5 intense, artistic stars.

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Romance novelist Lucy Figueroa lives a life of the imagination. While her stories are filled with fictional alpha male heroes, her real life is filled with nothing but Mr. Wrongs. As a sassy, strong, single mom, she doesn’t need anyone… except maybe a new book idea. And to forgive herself for the mistakes of the past.

Lucy’s sexy new neighbor, Jake Slausen, looks like one of her characters come to life. While he fits the heartthrob part, he doesn’t act it, too distracted by his cell phone and his job for any relationship. Damaged by his childhood, he’s ignored his true calling and goes through his days on autopilot…until he meets Lucy.

First drawn together by chemistry, then by a fierce need to protect each other even from themselves, will Jake and Lucy learn to accept their pasts or will they convince themselves that happily ever afters only exist in romance novels?

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Blog Tour & Review – Resurrecting Her by A.M. Wilson

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Resurrecting Her, book 2 in the Revive Series by A. M. Wilson

Genre: Romance-Suspense

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Travis is still out there. I don’t think I’ll ever be free. He’s not going to stop until I’m his. Elias and Sin may be protecting me, but I’ll never be safe. Not with all the secrecy and lies I’ve been told. But I have a secret of my own this time, and it’s destroying me slowly from the inside.

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I made a mistake by exposing Marlee to my world, but I won’t stop until I make it right. It’s too late to go back now. She’s mine. I’ll let her unravel every thread. Disclose every single half-truth until I can breathe life back into her. What’s done is done. I put her in danger before but never again.

We made ourselves vulnerable with our carelessness. We’re both to blame. When the threat comes to our doorstep, will we fight through it together? Or let it tear us apart?

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Love. Angst. Suspense. Resurrecting Her had it all and more! Whoa! What a phenomenal, mind blowing conclusion to Marlena and Elias story! Wilson outdid herself with this one! The torture that Marlee endured. The turmoil that Elias went through. It was all heartbreakingly and beautifully written.

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I left everything behind in order to be free. I should have known better than to think it would be so easy. All it took was one day at my new job.

He came for me.

I used a stranger to deter him, and in doing so, realized my heart began to beat again. Elias Brooks put me back together after Travis Dawson tore me apart. Travis makes it everybody’s business that I belong to him, including Elias, but he couldn’t be more wrong.

He’s stalking me.

I’m afraid he’s come back to hurt me again. He promises he’s not. Travis pleads he’s only trying to keep me safe from none other than Elias.

Who do I trust?

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Fate led me down the wrong path before. Who’s to say it won’t happen again?

A.M. Wilson fell in love with writing in second grade when she won a young writers'

contest. She spent the years following carrying around a spiral notebook, which she

filled with poetry and short stories detailing the dramatics of being a young girl. When

she hit her college years, she set the notebooks down and fell in love with reading

romance novels. She may have attended college four separate times, in four different

fields, but always knew in her heart writing was her true passion. She grew up in

Duluth, Minnesota and spent her summers in the cold waters of Lake Superior, but

relocated to the Twin Cities with the love of her life and has two spirited children who

make her world go round.

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Review – Wasted Words by Staci Hart

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Reading a book is an adventure. Something that takes away everything else and propels you into a different world. Some books you just click with, some books you really enjoy.
Some books though, they speak to you, they embed themselves in you, never to be forgotten. You breathe these books, allow yourself to be consumed by them. You devour every single word, you feel every single emotion and you LOVE EVERY SINGLE SECOND. Some people have favourite books, some have favourite authors. Some have both. I have both.
You see Staci Hart is a top, TOP author of mine. Her books speak to me on a level like no other. I LOSE myself every time I pick up a Hart novel and I drown in words that light up my heart and soul. Each and every time Staci releases a new book it becomes my favourite. After reading Last Call, I said I read one of the best books I’d ever read. Then along came Wasted Words.

Going into WW I knew that by the end I’d be this soppy freaking mess, floating on a cloud of heavenly feels and ready to pour my heart out. But, now that I’m sat here, ten minutes after reading the final word I’m a soppy freaking mess of epic proportions. My heavenly cloud is a full sky and I don’t even know where to begin with the heart pouring.

From the very beginning it was hard not to feel bubbles begin in my stomach, my heart kicked up a little faster. Slowly, blissfully, the bubbles grow and pop into butterflies that flutter. The closer Cam and Tyler became the stronger those butterflies kicked up, until I was left with freaking birds flapping through me. And that was just at the first kiss!
As each and every chapter, perfectly named as always, progressed I found myself falling deeper in love. I mean Tyler, come on. He’s a walking, talking dream boat. Everything about him was just, well, perfect. No other words needed!
But you know who I fell in love with more in this book.. CAM. That little fairy, sat high on her own shelf flew down and ripped me to shreds. I’m sure, and as much as I hate to say it, some people won’t like her, they’ll call her “weak” or whatever but THEY WILL BE WRONG. Cam is REAL!
She is that person we all have in us, the one that knows our own abilities but still pulls ourselves down. Her anxieties/fears/issues are in everyone, we feel them or will feel them at some point. And those things are what solidified my love for Cam. I felt her, every single word resonated somewhere, every single fear was relatable and it made it all the more beautiful.

Together Cam and Tyler are stunning. So perfect. Just everything. I want to burn with them, burn in their fire, because burning together is bliss.

Countless times I felt myself trying to hang onto my emotions. It was pointless. They were ripped from me, along with my breath, my heart and my soul..

I highlighted so many parts of this book, took so many notes, stopped every couple of chapters just to breathe and calm the inner flames of Cam & Tyler but in the end it was no use. My smile couldn’t be any bigger, my heart couldn’t be any more full, my tears couldn’t be hotter. I’m dizzy, beautifully, blissfully dizzy. I’ve read one of the best books I’ll ever read, one that I will pick up anytime and fall in love with every time. This bookworm has fallen deep for the fairy and her giant.

What happens when you let go?
Well you fly.
So freaking high, on the burning flames, TOGETHER.

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5 burning together stars!

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Some universal truths refuse to be ignored.

Peanut butter and jelly are a match made in heaven. Spaghetti and meatballs are best friends forever. And guys like Tyler Knight don’t go for girls like Cam Emerson.

She knew from the second she met him that he didn’t belong on her bookshelf, the six-foot-six ex-tight end with a face so all-American, it could have sold apple pie. So she shelved him next to the supermodels and rock stars and took her place on her own shelf — the one with the flannel-clad, pasty-faced comic book nerds. Most of her boyfriends have existed between the pages of books, but rather than worrying over her own lacking love life, she puts all her energy into playing Cupid, using her job at the book bar, Wasted Words, as her stomping ground.

Tyler Knight always looks on the bright side. His career-ending injury turned into a job as a sports agent. A horrible breakup led him to Cam, his quirky, smart roommate who is far more beautiful than she realizes. She’s made it perfectly clear she’s not interested in him — not like that at least — but if she ever changes her mind, he won’t hesitate. Because he doesn’t see the lines she’s drawn between them, as much as she insists that they’re there. Deep down he knows that despite their differences, they’re a match well made.

*A romantic comedy inspired by Jane Austen’s Emma*

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Release: May 19
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Review – Sugar Daddy by Sawyer Bennett

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Sugar Daddy
by Sawyer Bennett

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Scintillating, sexy, and scandalous, Sugar Daddy is a thrilling ride of delicious deception that seizes your head and heart, leaving you aching for more. It’s a romance, a thriller, and a suspense wrapped in an oh-so-pretty package. Daring. Different. Decadent. Sugar Daddy is full of sugar and spice, and everything naughty and nice.

From the first few pages, Sugar Daddy cast a spell on me, seducing me like a predator luring its prey. I was gnawing at this book, quickly devouring it like a hungry lion wanting more. Needing more. This sinful and sensational soap opera-like story quickly became my guiltiest pleasure. The taste: oh so sweet. Sugar indeed.

Beautiful Sela Halstead lost her childhood innocence at the tender age of 16 when a gang of monsters took what wasn’t theirs, brutalizing a teenager on a night that has haunted her since. Sela’s self-esteem suffers, and sex that should be pleasurable is more painful.

“As with any man I’ve been sexually involved with over the years, there is a mutually beneficial exchange. I let them use my body to get off, and they in turn make me feel as if I’m worthy to let them get off.”

My heart breaks for Sela. I want to wrap my arms around her and comfort her.

An identifying tattoo that Sela spots on TV reveals her main tormenter as Jonathon Townsend, a wealthy CEO who still treats women like garbage that he easily discards.

It’s time for her captors to pay for their crime. Pay for ruining her life. Pay for making Sela a shell of her former self. If Sela can infiltrate her way into Sugar Daddy, Townsend’s matchmaking and dating services company, she can take back her life. Revenge has never tasted so sweet.

Gorgeous Becket ‘Beck’ North collides with Sela at a Sugar Daddy party one night. It’s insta-chemistry and a panty-melting complication in her payback mission for Townsend. Beck is a ladies man. A bang and bolt guy. Though his women definitely leave satisfied. Sela’s sweet and sexy package, who is not part of the plan, happens to be Townsend’s best friend and business partner.

“My body has never reacted that way, and frankly, it scares me, almost to the point that I consider running…Beck North is throwing me off my game and we haven’t even gotten naked yet.”

While Sela is as beautiful like the women Beck typically meets, Beck is intrigued as she is also down-to-earth and a bit shy. Her confidence is an act that Beck sees right through, wanting to know the real Sela. The woman who has instantly captivated his body and head.

“I find that interesting that a little bit of praise and she turns shy. I’m betting this woman hasn’t had a lot of men in her life tell her just how exquisite she is.”

Sela, for once, throws caution to the wind and acts out on her immense attraction for Beck. She gives into her traitorous body that wants her enemy’s handsome business partner. Beck definitely aims to please.

Holy. Hot. Night.

“Baby…your pussy is so goddamn sweet, I’m glad I was the first to take a bite of it.”

Beck is a delicious dirty-talker and it’s so scorching hot.

“How fast are you going to come for me, Sela?”

Sela is one lucky woman who is with a man who puts her needs first—in and out of the bedroom. I love Beck; he is perfect.

It may be a lava hot night, but it’s more than sex for both of them. For the first time, both Sela and Beck want more than one night with a partner. More than just heat—head and heart too.

Sela is thrown off guard, unsure if she can focus on her revenge when Beck is slowly thawing her heart.

“I’ve always been able to keep emotion separate from sex, but for whatever reason, my body just doesn’t want to behave when he’s in close proximity.”

Beck, who has always been a manwhore, wants so much more for the first time ever.

“Whatever the connection…for whatever reason that I’ve given her something that others haven’t, I have a deep gut instinct that it’s something that defies reason or logic…for the first time in my life…I’m exploring something deeper with one woman. This woman to be exact.”

Beck is slowly bringing Sela back to life, shedding light into her darkness and giving her confidence as a broken woman.

“My empathy for Beck actually overtook my hate of JT…I realized that intimacy is actually something I could learn to crave with a man like Beckett North and that I’ve only just begun to discover the true potential inside of myself.”

As Sela’s confidence grows, she sparks to life and sparks even more happiness into Beck, making him think that he may have found ‘the one.’

“Maybe I was built for relationships but just never found the right one.”

Though Sela’s plan for revenge doesn’t cease, and the closer her heart wraps itself around Beck, the more risk she takes in a relationship with her monster’s best friend and partner. As this avenger gets closer to redemption, Sela may lose the possibility of love over retribution. Of Beck. Of more. Everything may be over for nothing.

“You’re no better than the other girls, Sela. All looking to get ahead at some man’s expense.”

Oh Sugar Daddy, you’re a shiny gem filled with dark and light. Angst and anger. Love and hope. So many feels. I was dazzled so much that I fell deep into this seductive story that spun me into its web of deceit and deliciousness. This all-consuming and alluring adventure was over too soon. I can’t wait until Sawyer Bennett casts a spell on me again with more Sugar Daddy as I need sugar and spice, and everything naughty and nice.

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5 sugary sweet and seductive stars

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Sela Halstead lost her innocence in a way that no sixteen-year-old should ever have to endure. She’s spent years trying to forget that night even while wondering about the identities of the monsters who brutalized her—until a telltale tattoo flashes across Sela’s TV screen. The incriminating ink belongs to Jonathon Townsend, the millionaire founder of The Sugar Bowl, a website that matches rich older men with impressionable young women. Obsessed with revenge, Sela infiltrates Townsend’s world, only to come face-to-face with a tantalizing complication: Beckett North, his charismatic business partner.

The tech mastermind behind The Sugar Bowl, Beck always gets what he wants, in business and in bed. And yet, for a man who’s done every dirty thing imaginable, there’s something about the naïve, fresh-faced Sela that sparks his hottest fantasies. Because with her, it’s not just about sex. Beck opens up to her in ways he never has with other girls. So why does he get the feeling that she’s hiding something? In a world of pleasure and power, the shocking truth could turn them against each other—or bind them forever.

Note: Sugar Daddy ends on a cliffhanger. Sela and Beck’s story continues in Sugar Rush and Sugar Free!

Review – Hetch by River Savage


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Explosive, emotional, and enticing, Hetch hitches itself to your head and heart and never lets go. Sexy. Suspenseful. Soul-searing. A story of life, love, and loss, Hetch touches deep inside, pulling all of the feels. Sadness. Anger. Hope. Happiness. You’re embedded in this tale every. Step. Of. The. Way.

I was a bit nervous yet excited to meet River Savage’s newest novel, Hetch. It is not an MC book. I repeat: Hetch is NOT an MC book. What?!? The Queen of MC ditched the Knights for something else?!? I trust River Savage and love her captivating writing. However, I am full of mixed emotions as I begin this new adventure—blindly—choosing to ditch the synopsis and fly freely. What a ride this story was…a different kind of adrenaline rush for this River Savage MC whore.

The dedication brings tears to my eyes and I haven’t even dived into the book. Since it may indicative of what’s to come, I grab a bunch of tissues from my purse as I’m on a plane where many may see me bawl like a baby. I can already tell Hetch is not going to be as feisty, fierce, and funny as River’s MC books. No, this story is going to be heavier on the heart with a bigger message…so much bigger. I could feel the difference.

Liam ‘Hetch’ Hetcherson. Dark blond hair. Stubble. Green eyes. Tall. Muscular. All alpha. Cynical. Broken. Sarcastic. I fell in insta-love with Hetch. I want to wrap my arms around this broken man and tell him it will be okay.

Liberty Jenson. Blonde. Blue eyes. Beautiful. On a sex sabbatical. No men and no sex for six months. Though her neighbor in Apartment 9 gives her quite the porn star show. Those thin walls…so hot that she wants in on the action.

“It was wrong. So wrong. But it didn’t stop me from wanting it. The screams. The deep grunts of pleasure. I wanted it all. I wanted it to be me.”

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At a bar out with her friends one night, it’s insta-chemistry when Hetch and Liberty see each other across the room. Electricity shoots through the air as they banter a bit, making the meeting powered with more steam.

While Liberty is still in sans sex mode, a kiss with this alluring alpha can’t hurt, especially when Hetch is already staking claim to her lips and other parts.

“Been thinking about owning these lips since the second I saw them. So f**king perfect.”

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Roar! Hetch is a beast who takes what he wants. He is a predator and Liberty is his prey. He has never wanted anyone so much.

Once Liberty finds out Hetch is the porn star with his amateur show in Apartment 9, all bets are off. Liberty won’t be one of the bevy of beauties parading in his apartment, night after night. She won’t be a pump-and-dump gal.

Liberty may be angry and feel betrayed, but she still can’t get that powerful kiss out of her mind. That kiss that stole her breath. Her body. Everything.

“It’s like being thirsty on a hot day, and downing a bottle of water in twenty seconds. You swallow every last drop, suck every bit of air until you’re out of breath. Only then are you satisfied, fulfilled. Relieved. That’s what kissing Hetch is like.”

Hetch can’t even think about another woman…even for a quick lay. Liberty has invaded his head. His body wants more of hers, and his heart may fall hostage soon.

“She’s under my skin. The only problem is, I don’t have time to sit there and pick her out.”

Liberty is warming up to Hetch, and even thinking about giving in to her traitorous body and ending that sex sabbatical with this man who seems to already own her. Knows her. Belongs with her. 

“It’s never been like this before. Never so intense. Never so raw.”

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I love their chemistry, sometimes a battle of wills as both are fierce fighters who don’t want to surrender. Those kisses spark heat and speak like Hetch and Liberty can’t.

“Her taste invades my mouth as I sweep my tongue over hers, controlling the smartness right out of it.”

“No woman has ever managed to turn me on and piss me off at the same time.”

Just as they get closer with Liberty slowly luring Hetch out of the dark, Hetch leaves as fast as the wind. His painful past is an anchor, weighing him down. A storm, threatening to damage everything and everyone he loves.

“I don’t think I can see you anymore, Liberty….I don’t do relationships.”

Liberty has never wanted to get close to a man…until Hetch. This beautiful but broken man changed her. She may be the light to his dark, but he has opened Liberty up like a flower, something that no one has ever done. They are soul mates. Fate thrust this couple together and now threatens to tear them apart.

“He is hurting me. He’s hurting us. And I’m not sure if we can come back from it.”

Hetch is full of heat and heart in what is in River Savage’s best book yet. Jesse was my favorite Savage alpha until Hetch hooked on to my heart. I love Hetch who is the perfect guy. He takes what he wants, but being the badass alpha with a big heart, you want to give it to him. Give him everything. He possesses and permeates like an addiction of the best kind.

This story seduced me. Hetch stole every moment, every thought, and every feeling. So raw and so real, I was catapulted into this brilliant, broken, and beautiful book and did not want to leave. Hetch is devastatingly beautiful and a story that must be experienced. This story is so much more than a hot and protective alpha and sassy lady who falls under his spell. Hetch embraces the meaning and value of life.

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Five sensational SWAT stars

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verb \ˈsāv\

1 a: Keep safe or rescue (someone or something) from harm or danger.

Synonyms: rescue, come to someone’s rescue, save someone’s life, set free, liberate, deliver, extricate.

Saving lives is the end goal.
It’s a responsibility I live with every day, the reason I wear the badge.
Built on a brotherhood that runs deeper than blood, this way of life has become my very existence…

Until Liberty.

I thought I was saving her.

I never expected her to be the one saving me.

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Review – Honor Me by Chelle Bliss

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Honor Me by Chelle Bliss

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A sweet, sexy, and sensational story swathed in suspense, Honor Me penetrates the heart and soul. Raw and real, this story brings on the feels. Love. Loss. Longing. Honor Me is nostalgic, noteworthy, and oh-so-nice. Being reunited with the great Gallos feels like coming home to friends, family, and everything familiar.

Ever since I wrapped up the great Gallos with Without Me, there was a pang of longing that refused to leave. An endless hangover. A wish for the story to go on as it definitely could not be over. I wanted…no needed…more of this family that is my family. I especially missed my first Gallo, Joe, ‘City.’ and like the bookworm addict I am, I had one big bookgasm upon discovering Chelle Bliss was gifting more Gallos…and CITY…my favorite!

The gorgeous Joe ‘City’ Gallo with his dark hair, blue eyes, ink, and tall, muscular body is BACK! I could not help but picture myself a few times as Suzy, his blonde, blue-eyed, and beautiful wife. When we left City and Suzy, they had their little lady, Gigi, but are adding two twin daughters to their Gallo clan.

“Little did I know that my guy would knock me up with twins. His sperm just had to be so strong that it found a way to hook up with two eggs and not the typical one.”

City may be rugged and all alpha, and a lion on the outside, but he is a pussycat inside. Fiercely loyal but loving. Protective but proactive as a husband and father. Oh City, beneath that tough exterior is a sweet and sensitive man.

“Suzy was the love of my life…my soul mate…She was the mother of my children and would always be the one who did it for me.”

I’m in Swoon Land.

Suzy is the opposite. She looks pure and innocent on the outside, but is a sultry spitfire inside.

“Everyone thinks I’m innocent, but I’m not.”

City loves his sweet and sexy more than ever. His vixen. His Sunshine. His everything.

The fire still burns like an inferno between this captivating couple who still stokes those embers any chance they get. I love the way they keep their marriage spicy.

“Suzy had a thing for being woken up with my dick buried deep inside her. A fantasy she shared with me a long time ago and I took advantage of it, playing it over and over at every turn.”

I’m still swooning but now scorching too. 

What is special and sweet about City and Suzy’s romance is that it is raw and real. Their struggle of trying to find themselves after having two more babies, twins, is a common problem for parents. City and Suzy are trying to connect after children and make time for them as a couple. The dilemma is a real-life one that many parents can relate to in reading this story.

“I knew that something big was simmering beneath the surface…I wanted my wife back.”

Suzy is lost with hormones taking her head hostage where her emotions are on overdrive.

“All I think about is that my wife doesn’t love me anymore.”

My heart breaks for this big and beautiful man. City loves Suzy with everything he has and just wants to find his wife again.

Time heals most wounds. Patience and perseverance along with City’s support and love has finally healed Suzy and this couple. They are the City and Suzy we all know and love: happy, heated, and hopelessly in love.

Sometimes the past reappears like a tornado, threatening to destroy everything and everyone in its path. Unyielding. Unrelenting. Unforgiving.

.”…I sat there for a moment and thought about the possibility of losing someone I loved. I’d never let it happen. There wasn’t one person close to me for whom I wouldn’t jump in front of a bullet to protect.”

Everything City, Suzy, and the Gallos have could be gone in an instant. Destroyed. Done.

“Whatever happened, I knew everyone else felt the same way. No matter what…we’d protect what was ours.”

The depth and devotion of this great Gallo family is like no other. Their bond is incredible and their banter—sometimes bold, often playful, and always loving—could be that of so many tight families. I fell in love all over again and can’t love this family enough. I know them so well. They are real, right?!?

Chelle Bliss has created magic in this mesmerizing and meaningful Men of Inked series that melts hearts and elicits emotions in the best way. I was honored to devour Honor Me, a story that revisited the familiar family of Gallos, and has still left me with a hangover where I want more. Need more.

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5 great Gallo stars

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I had everything I ever wanted—a wife, a kid, with two more on the way. I was living the American dream. After the babies were born, we hit a rough patch. I did everything to prove my love, to show Suzy that nothing was more important than her. After some work and a lot of time, we found our groove again. Just when life had evened out, a familiar enemy came back to haunt us. It wasn’t my past that followed us, but my brother’s. When the danger gets too close, I’ll do anything to defend my family. There’s nothing more important than the people I love, and I’ll protect what’s mine—even if it costs me my life.

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City, Suzy, and the entire Gallo family are BACK!

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