Review – The Wright Brother


The Wright Brother by K.A. Linde

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

You don’t find love. It finds you. It’s got a little bit to do with destiny, fate, and what’s written in the stars.

Love found me in K.A. Linde’s newest romance, The Wright Brother. Oh DID I LOVE THIS STORY!!! So wonderful…so WOW!!! I was immediately HOOKED…HYPNOTIZED. I did not want to stop reading. This story swiftly seduced me, The Wright Brother wrapping itself around me, where I did not want to let go. This book BLEW ME AWAY!

Sigh. Smolder. Swoon. Sweat. Sigh. Smolder. Swoon. Sweat. The Wright Brother enticed me with a build-up of feels…a slow burn of smolder, swoon, and soul. This book BLED ANGST and BURNED WITH HEAT where I was engulfed in flames, my heart on fire too. The Wright Brother melted me from inside out, shooting swoon straight through my heart like Cupid’s arrows, sensations swimming around me. The Wright Brother hit all of the right spots!

Jensen Wright. Dark-haired, dark-eyed, tall, muscular, and ALL-MAN. Head of his family’s construction company, Mr. CEO is all business in both the boardroom and the bedroom. Women are better conquered out of town so he can stay out of trouble. Until trouble finds him one night in the name of Emery Robinson, the woman Jensen wants at first sight.

Beautiful brunette and green-eyed Emery Robinson never thought she would return to her hometown, a place that held too memories including that of her high school sweetheart, Landon Wright.

“Look, whatever this is, it’s not going to work…I swore off the Wright family a long time ago. So, you’ll have better luck somewhere else.”

After swearing off the Wright brothers, Emery never imagined one would captivate her again, especially the fantasy of nearly every woman in town. Jensen drew her in as if by voodoo magic, and Emery was powerless to protest. 

She dragged me against her, and he lips landed on mine with a tenacity that was enthralling. Our lips touched, and the world ceased…It was a life-shifting kiss. One of those that came only once in a lifetime…This one was everything.

One night…Emery shoved her Wright rules out the door.
One night…Emery became Cinderella at the Ball.
One night…Jensen did not know who her real identity.
One night…Emery and Jensen shared a kiss that would change their lives forever.

THAT KISS!!! That kiss melted me from inside out. Their chemistry was instant and intense. A connection perhaps of fate…destiny. I felt the passion from Emery and Jensen penetrate me, owning these page…owning me. The Wright Brother OWNED ALL OF ME. 

Emery doesn’t want to be another notch on Jensen’s big bedpost. However, Jensen wants more than one night, and Emery can’t resist this Wright.

I could not resist Jensen either!!! This Wright has the magic touch, a delicious dirty mouth, and all of the right moves. JUST SIGH!!! 

“Let me make you come, Emery. I want your taste on my lips. Sit on my face. This is how I want to taste you.”

I. WAS. ON. FIRE!!! The heat set me ablaze, as I burned along with this sensual and seductive story. The forbidden fanned those flames of fire, sparking even more desire.

I’d tried to run. I’d tried to hide. I’d tried to say f**k it all. But there was no turning back. 

No woman has ever held Jensen’s attention until Emery.

I SWOONED AS I FLOATED TO CLOUD NINE!!! I LOVED JENSEN!!! Tough and tender. Intense and irresistible. Complex and compassionate. Sweet and sexy. ALL MAN. ALL MINE. 

Jensen Wright had rewritten my world.

Emery wants happiness with the right brother this time, but the past threatens to strike like a hurricane, possibly destroying their relationship before it’s really begun. 

I’d thought tonight would be the start of everything new. I was left wondering if we were even going to make it to tomorrow.

From my favorite POV to a super sexy yet soft story with an all-alpha and feisty heroine with an even more feisty and funny BFF, The Wright Brother was full of sweet surprises! I could not help but fall fast and furiously IN LOVE with the captivating characters, the combustible chemistry, the amusing and burning banter, the angst, and the flawless writing! Softer and sweeter than any of K.A. Linde’s previous stories but just as sexy, The Wright Brother is PURE PERFECTION!!!

I have all of the LINDE LOVE for this love story!!! I could see pieces of this amazing author through her words. While The Wright Brother was different, it still has the K.A. Linde imprint with all of the angst, even some dancing, and the university and Texas setting. This brilliant and beautiful book is my new favorite by K.A. Linde, a top romance!

The Wright Brother seduced me, stroking my senses, as it sparked with smolder, sweetness, and swoon. Butterflies danced in my belly and my body burned like fire. This story reached in and caressed my soul, as I floated on Cloud Nine. The Wright Brother is all of the heat and all of the heart. This story SLAYS ROMANCE!

The Wright Brother has THE CLICK—that connection to the characters and everything about the story from inside out! I was ENRAPTURED by this book that is sheer brilliance from beginning to end! Sinfully sexy, sugary sweet, and perfectly poignant, The Wright Brother is EVERYTHING!!! The Wright Brother was so right for me!!!

★★★★★ sweet and sexy ‘Texas-size’ stars


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I’d dated his brother.

He didn’t remember and I wish I could forget.

I may have sworn off the Wright family a long time ago. But when I returned home, Jensen Wright crashed into my life with the confidence of a billionaire CEO and the sex appeal of a god. Even I couldn’t resist our charged chemistry, or the way he fit into my life like a missing puzzle piece.

Too bad he’d forgotten the one thing that could destroy us.

Because Jensen Wright doesn’t share. Not with anyone. And if his brother finds out, this could all go down in flames.

When it all was said and done, was he the Wright brother?


Her smile was magnetic, and I just wanted to kiss her. I mean…I’d wanted to kiss her all night. But sitting there, in front of the last lit house, with Christmas music playing in the background and her smile radiating joy, there was nowhere else I’d rather be. That thought hit me so suddenly and I didn’t even know why.

I put my truck into park, leaned over to her side of the car, and pushed my hand up into her dark hair. She froze, silhouetted by the light display behind her. Her eyes locked with mine, green meeting brown, and her eyes widened with surprise. She breathed out softly, and I could feel her pulse ratchet up at my touch.

This was the girl who had pulled me across the room at Sutton’s wedding, like a magnet finding its pair. This was the tension that I’d felt when we first spoke. Here was the world of desire and lust that had clouded both of our minds ever since our first kiss.

My face was only inches from hers. I wanted to take what was mine. I wanted to claim her mouth and then her body right here in the cab of my truck, like we were young, wild, and carefree.

But, instead, I couldn’t seem to stop staring at her.

She laughed lightly to try to defuse the tension. But it wasn’t possible, and it was a feeble effort.

“Are you going to kiss me?” she whispered boldly.

I didn’t need any further prodding. I crushed my lips against hers. It was like striking a match. Our lips moved against each other, desperate with the need to get closer, to have more. She opened her mouth for me, and I brushed my tongue against hers. The groan that emanated from deep in the back of her throat made my dick twitch. Our tongues volleyed for position. She was just as aching for attention as I was.

I heard the click of her belt buckle, and soon, she was pushing her body closer, moving over the divide of my truck. My hands fell to her ass, and I effortlessly hoisted her up and into my seat. She squeaked in shock but didn’t break contact. Instead, she straddled me and let her hands wander across my chest.

My hands never left her ass because, damn, did that woman have an ass. She was grinding up against me, and I moved into a full-blown hard-on at her ministrations. She must have realized what she was doing to me because, when she swiveled her hips in place, she moaned against the feel of my dick.

In that moment, I didn’t give a shit that we were acting like teenagers, parked outside of a stranger’s house, bucking against each other for just an ounce of satisfaction. I was ready to strip her bare and fuck her until she forgot every word to every Christmas song and only remembered my name.

That was, until she rocked back just a little too hard, and a loud honk erupted from the hood of the truck.


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Review – Throne of Truth by Pepper Winters

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Throne of Truth by Pepper Winters

My rating: 6 of 5 stars

If two people are meant to be together, they will always find their way back.

Have you began and ended a story in tears? The first, last, and so much of the middle of the book render you a wreck, where the tissues are a lifeline, controlling those feels that flow like a river. Emotions are entangled so deeply where you feel EVERY. SINGLE. ONE.

I began and ended Throne of Truth in tears, my emotions on edge, entangled and engulfed in this story, where I felt every EVERYTHING. Throne of Truth by Pepper Winters hit my heart hard and sank itself into my soul. ALL THE FEELS flowed fast and furiously, where I was immediately bound to this devastatingly beautiful book, where I would likely remain.

I dove into Throne of Truth, barely surfacing for air. This book was the drug and I was the addict. I shut out the world while Throne of Truth became my world. Dark bled with light. Wrong bled with right. Throne of Truth BECAME ME. This story swiftly was my air…my ache…my anguish…my addiction…my ALL. I was quickly lost in Throne of Truth and did not want to be found…EVER. I already knew that this story was MY EVERYTHING.

Beautiful blonde and blue-eyed Noelle ‘Elle’ Charlston has lived a fairy tale of a life with a caring father, powerful position as a young and wealthy CEO of her family’s retail company, and everything she’s ever wanted. She thought she found love but realized it was a lie. Now she doesn’t know who to trust. Who she though was a friend is now a foe. Now Elle must simply survive.

She gave me life, and she took my life.

Penn Everet is tall, dark, muscular, and handsome. Hero and villain. Angel and monster. Saint and sinner. Penn is a man of many layers and lies, but underneath the layers is a heart is gold, and oh did he hold onto my heart.

The truth shall set you free. Elle wants the truth and Penn is sick of the lies. Penn must reveal himself, as he has been a man of mystery, to Elle or she will flee forever. 

“How can I tell you? How can I make you see what you don’t want to see?”

THIS DARK HERO WAS MY DRUG…and I could not drink the dominant and delicious Penn enough. 

I was no longer a girl masquerading as a woman. I was all woman.

Elle was a girl in Crown of Lies but she’s a woman…a warrior…in Throne of Truth. She must protect those she loves along with herself. Like a butterfly, Elle has sprouted wings and is soaring high. So bold and brave, this confident and controlled woman is PURE POWER, and oh did I love this metamorphosis…this grown-up Elle. 

Her passion and affection electrocuted my heart. She gave me the power to keep fighting.

Fight is what Elle must do…fight for her freedom…fight for Penn’s…just FIGHT like the warrior woman she’s become.

Penn and Elle are PURE PERFECTION together. The fusion of hot and cold perfectly blend into magic that melts like molten lava. You can’t help but feel their chemistry-clad connection, two powerful people powerless around each other perhaps brought together by fate.

He exploded as if he’d ultimately die if he didn’t have me that very moment. We kissed until we were breathless.

Penn and Elle’s kisses are molten lava that melted me from head to toe. Their chemistry is combustible, but their connection is EVERYTHING!!! This is not just lust but so much more! I felt their passion through the pages. 

“It was you, Elle. I fell for you the second I met you.”

This saint and sinner made me SWOON, as I floated on Cloud Nine. This is a new side of Penn, one where is heart is no longer frozen but free.

Crown of Lies was the dinner, but Throne of Truth is the dessert. Crown of Lies was Penn’s show, but Elle owned the hell out of Throne of Truth. Elle went from meek princess to fierce queen, a queen who still wants Penn…her king. This is a tooth and nails fight for love! 

“I’m giving you a way out, Elle. Say the word, and I’ll let you go. It will f**king kill me. You’ll rip my heart out…Leave me, Elle. Don’t let me get away with stealing yet more of you.”

Penn’s past erupts, exploding around him like fireworks. To protect Elle, he must set her free. 

My heart cracked open, dying, gasping.

“Why are you doing this?”

“Because for the first time in my life, I need to do the right thing.”

Throne of Truth revealed itself, baring its soul to me, while stealing mine. This story stole my soul like a thief in the night, and all I could was submit to its power….its passion…its promise of more. INTENSE and INTOXICATING, I was indebted to every word…every page…every emotion that escaped, entangling around every part of me.

I felt every word I read in this pulse-pounding UNPUTDOWNABLE soul-searing story. I FELT EVERYTHING!!! This story struck my emotions like a match, setting them on fire where every feel was a burn. Throne of Truth took my tears, tears permanently etched in my eyes while reading. Throne of Truth nearly brought me to my knees where I WEPT from words that penetrated me with passion and power…heartbreak and hope.

Throne of Truth is deliciously dark, passionately poignant, and breathtakingly beautiful. Throne of Truth STOLE MY BREATH in a book that bled beauty and angst. I was ENRAPTURED by heart-wrenching and heartwarming tale.

I LOVED THIS STORY SOOOO HARD! Pepper Winters outdid herself again as I…gasp…loved Throne of Truth even more than Crown of Lies! Throne of Truth is easily one of my top February reads and 2017 best books too!

This book held my heart in its hands, where my heart bled and beat with every word. I’m still bleeding from Throne of Truth, a book that BROKE ME IN THE BEST WAY!!! Throne of Truth BLEW ME AWAY!!!

Throne of Truth is over but I am still basking in UTTER BOOK BLISS!!! My soul is sliced open and my heart is racing where I still feel Throne of Truth thrashing through me. My body, heart, and soul are still on fire…feels in flames…as this tale of truth has imprinted itself on me…perhaps forever.

Romance. It wasn’t paint-by-numbers or color within the lines. It was messy and scribbly and up to us to draw it how we wanted.

★★★★★★ ‘but worth 10’ gut-gripping gold crowns


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Since my life changed for the second time and not necessarily for the better. Two years since I traded prison bars for streets and hunted a runaway who I’d met in an alley.

Since I forgot how to lie, woke to fists, and chased after the girl who’d been stolen from me.

To save her, rescue her, keep my lies intact. She looks at me full of hate. I look at her full of confession.

For our relationship to switch from mutual dislike to floundering with unknowns. I’ve hurt her. Now, she’s hurt me. I guess we’re even.

For her to listen, to see, to finally know who I am. The answer comes with hardship. The answer isn’t what she wants to hear.

For me to walk out the door.

For it all to be over.


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Pepper Winters is a multiple New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today International Bestseller.

After chasing her dreams to become a full-time writer, Pepper has earned recognition with awards for best Dark Romance, best BDSM Series, and best Hero. She’s an multiple #1 iBooks bestseller, along with #1 in Erotic Romance, Romantic Suspense, Contemporary, and Erotica Thriller. With 19 books currently published, she has hit the bestseller charts twenty-six times in three years.

Pepper is a Hybrid Author of both Traditional and Self-published work. Her Pure Corruption Series was released by Grand Central, Hachette.

Her books have garnered foreign interest and are currently being translated into numerous languages, including already released titles in Italian and Turkish. Audio Books for her entire back-list will be available in 2017.



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Review – Sweet Rivalry by K. Bromberg

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Sweet Rivalry by K. Bromberg

My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

Sometimes the best things come in small packages. Sometimes there is a pesky itch that can only be only be scratched with a steamy quickie. Something fast but still fabulous. A super sexy session in the sheets that is short but oh-so-satisfying. Or a short story that you can quickly devour like a delicious and decadent dessert. Sweet Rivalry is that dessert with whipped cream, sprinkles, and, of course, a cherry.

K. Bromberg has held onto my book heart for three years, three years of steamy, soul-stirring stories that spellbind me from beginning to end. K. Bromberg’s latest story, Sweet Rivalry, may be short but it packs a penetrating and powerful punch! Sweet Rivalry is a steamy and stirring second-chance romance that burns in all the right places! This story was INSTA-LOVE!!!

I inhaled Sweet Rivalry in one sitting. The smoldering and spirited Sweet Rivalry quickly became MY ADDICTION…MY ACHE. Sweet Rivalry CONSUMED ME, the words were CHARGED as they SPARKED TO LIFE. The magnetism of the tantalizing and thrilling words drew me to them like a moth to a flame, fueling me. My body burned for this book, a fire flickering with desire. Every word ignited every part of me. I WAS IN UTTER LOVE!!!

Ryder with his dirty blond hair, beard, chiseled and tall frame, along with ink is a walking wet dream….my dream man too. Oh is Ryder ALL MAN! An alpha in the boardroom and in the bedroom, but one that likes a good competition.

The construction company owner is shocked to see his college rival and crush, Harper Denton. 

This is my turf now so if she wants to play, she’s going to have to step into the ring first. My ring. My rules. Not hers…Let’s see if she wants to play with the gloves on or off.

Always in the lead from debates to graduating first in their class, Harper has always had the edge, edging out his ego to the sidelines. Imagine Ryder’s shock when one of the competitors bidding on a new project is Harper, now grown up with perfect blonde hair, gorgeous looks, curves, and confidence.

I know him…it can’t be. Ryder Rogers. Son of a b**ch. I should have known. And so we meet again. This is going to be so much fun kicking his ass. Again.

I LOVED HARPER as much as Ryder! She plays in a typical man’s world of construction like she is the queen of the construction site, and oh did I love her confidence, class, and cut-throat attitude! I wanted to high-five her because hello Wonder Woman!

Ryder can’t help but rile Harper up but Harper is ready to eat what Ryder throws at her like a hungry wolf, and dish it right it back in spades. 

“I’m glad to see I still bring out the best in you.”

“You’re wondering if your best is enough this time around? The answer is no.”

Harper, the spit fire, is THE BEST!!! Their chemistry on the job coupled with history is too hard to ignore, with the banter only fueling those flames between them. Their connection was INTENSE and INCREDIBLE! 

And without another word his lips are on mine. And not just on mine—they take control, assault in the most pleasurable of ways…it’s heaven. And hell. It’s want mixed with need.

I felt the mad passion permeate through the pages, pounding them…pounding me. The heat set me on FIRE, flaming my desire. 

Beard burn is a real thing.

I burned for beard burn. All I could do was picture beard burn in my head while reading and HOLY HOT!!! I may ask my man to grow out his scruff into something a bit more because BEARD BURN.

Harper and Ryder have to be careful not to mix business with pleasure, especially when there is a huge contract on the line. There will be one winning bidder in this game, but possibly two losers if this game gets personal with hearts on the line.

Passionate, powerful, and sinfully sexy, Sweet Rivalry is PURE PLEASURE! Sweet Rivalry was one decadent delight! I LOVED Sweet Rivalry, a sweet and spicy romance. This riveting, roller coaster of a romance is full of fireworks, banter that burns with angst and heat. This book BURNED ME IN THE BEST WAY!

Sweet Rivalry is an alluring and arousing rush of an rivalry-infused romance that bleeds passion and angst, leaving you panting for more. I’m still BURNING! This sweet ache has barely been scratched and I NEED MORE!!!

Our eyes hold across the office space. They war over who’s going to take the next step in this sweet rivalry of a dance we’re slowly remembering the steps to.

4.5 powerful and passionate stars

4.5 kisses

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Ryder Rodgers had a plan.

He was going to stride into the conference room, do the required song and dance over the next five days, and win the biggest contract of his career. But when he walked in and heard the voice of one of his competitors, all his plans were shot to hell.

Harper Denton. She was always on top. In college. First in their class. Always using every advantage to edge him out to win the coveted positions. The only one who could beat him. His academic rival. More like a constant thorn in his side. And his ego’s.

When he heard her voice, he was brought back to years before. To the bitter taste of being second best. But the woman who meets his gaze is nothing like the drab wallflower he used to know. Hell no. She was all woman now: curves, confidence, and staggering sex appeal. And no doubt, still brilliant.

The fact that she’s gorgeous and bright won’t distract him. This time, Ryder’s determined to be the one on top. But not if Harper can help it.


Work first. Reward sex next.

 That’ll give me something to look forward to during the next few days. The ones I can’t wait to dive headfirst into that will be an ever-changing combination of stress, exhaustion, strategy, and manipulation. An unscripted dance amongst us bidders while we size each other up, calculate our numbers, and explain to the developer why we’re the most valuable candidate for the job.

 It’s the game I love. The competition I thrive on. My return to the job that I’ve been desperate to make.

 And there’d be no better way to make a statement that Harper Denton is back than to leave this building with the multimillion dollar contract for Meteor Development tucked securely under my arm.

 And just like that, as a reward for my positive thinking, when I look up, there he is, in full view.

 I take in the expensive briefcase, the venti Starbucks, and the expensive watch peeking out from beneath the cuff of his shirt. And just my luck that while I’m afforded a full view of his body, the one thing I’m the most curious about is obscured by his hand holding his cell phone up to his ear: his face.

 So instead I drink him in. He really is magnificent. I note his posture and the way he carries his body when he moves forward a few steps. There’s an air about him that says he’s no-nonsense and in control, powerful, and at the same time he doesn’t seem uptight. He has that Southern     

 California professional vibe. I can’t put my finger on it but he reminds me of someone I can’t quite place. Regardless, a man who can pull off being in control and playful has definite merits.

 Like “spank me until my body aches in want, and then make a game of hitting each erogenous zone with his tongue before he’ll satisfy that ache he created and let me come” type of merits.

  The mind-blowing-sex reward just became even more appealing.


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New York Times Bestselling author K. Bromberg writes contemporary novels that contain a mixture of sweet, emotional, a whole lot of sexy, and a little bit of real. She likes to write strong heroines, and damaged heroes who we love to hate and hate to love.

She’s a mixture of most of her female characters: sassy, intelligent, stubborn, reserved, outgoing, driven, emotional, strong, and wears her heart on her sleeve. All of which she displays daily with her husband and three children where they live in Southern California.

On a whim, K. Bromberg decided to try her hand at this writing thing. Since then she has written The Driven Series (Driven, Fueled, Crashed, Raced, Aced), the standalone Driven Novels (Slow Burn, Sweet Ache, Hard Beat, and Down Shift), and a novella (UnRaveled). She is currently finishing up Sweet Cheeks a standalone novel out November 14th.

Her plans for 2017 include a sports romance duet (2 books: The Player, The Catch) and the Everyday Heroes series (3 books: Cuffed, Combust, and Cockpit). She’s also writing a novella for the 1,001 Dark Night series that will be out in February 2017.

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Review – Blackbird by Molly McAdams

Blackbird by Molly McAdams

My rating: 6 of 5 stars

The devil is not as black as he is painted.

Molly McAdams painted her latest book in black with the deliciously dark romance, Blackbird. I went into this battle of feels blindly, this book delivering darkness like raindrops from the sky. No pep talk or words of wisdom would have helped me walk through the pits of hell where the devil reigned, where I could only pray for a sliver of sunshine. All I could do was dive in and silently beg for mercy on my emotions, hoping they would stay at bay.

After the Prologue, I had to wonder: “What are you doing to me, Molly McAdams?!?”

Blackbird is a dark and devastatingly beautiful book of love and loss that will render you broken and breathless, bringing you to your knees! Painted in the blackest of blacks, Blackbird is a love story submerged in splendor and sorrow that sings to the soul. Nothing could have prepared me for the SHATTERING OF MY SOUL that Blackbird rendered…NOTHING. Oh did my soul shatter and sing!!!

Sing, as my soul did to the bittersweet Beetles tune of Blackbird that haunted my head while reading:

Blackbird singing in the dead of night.
Take these broken wings and learn to fly.
All your life.
You were only waiting for this moment to arise.
Blackbird fly, blackbird fly. Into the light of the dark black night.

The Prologue struck me hard, barreling down on my heart like a thousand winds, terrifying yet thrilling me. My emotions engulfed me, rendering me breathless, powerless to the feels that flooded me like a storm. This battle was one of feels; a fight I would not win. A fight I did not want to win. I knew this little Blackbird would break me, and break me it did. Blackbird BROKE ME IN THE BEST WAY!!! 

I was forced into a world I’d been blind to and came face to face with the devil. A man cloaked in darkness—a man who would set me free. A man hidden in a world I vowed to destroy with him by my side.

Gorgeous with dark hair and dark eyes, a tall and muscular body adorned in ink, Lucas Holt was a devil in a dark world, sucked into it not by choice but by circumstance.

Briar Chapman was a blonde and green-eyed beauty who looked both alluring and angelic.

Dark collided with light as Briar was taken, kidnapped and sold to the devil, Lucas, at an auction. 

“The devil will never own me.”

“We’ll see.”

Blackbird, so devastatingly dark yet breathtakingly beautiful, OWNED EVERY OUNCE OF ME!!! 

She had called me the devil, and I felt like it after tonight.

This devil and dark knight set my heart on fire. I bled for this destroyed devil. Lucas, so broken yet beautiful, GUTTED ME!!! I had to catch my tears as I willed them not to fall. Tears that teased the dam of waterworks waiting to burst from the words that seized my soul, extracting every emotion. Beckoning me. Binding me. Breaking me. Becoming me.

..His touch shouldn’t steal my breath. But it did.

Blackbird stole my breath. I was BREATHLESS!!! My breathing was bated. My pulse pounded. My heart leapt out of my chest.

The chemistry between these two strangers is undeniable…fire-hot…a slow burn. Passion permeates from a mere look. Lucas and Briar have a shared bond that neither can grasp nor get. 

“You’re beautiful, Briar.”

My body was on fire while my heart bled. This devil BURNED ME, melting me into molten lava!!! This devil DEMOLISHED ME!!! Lucas made me SMOLDER and SWOON!!! I LOVED this dark avenger, this complex man!!! Intense and intoxicating, Lucas is a force of darkness and Briar is the light. The devil and the angel, and angel’s whose sunlight he can’t help but absorb. 

“You can hate me all you want. I’ll always hate myself more.”

The heart I tried to freeze to stay strong in this story shattered so many times. I thought I was already broken, but I BROKE SOME MORE. 

“This was dancing with the devil and attempting to come out unscathed.”

I did not leave this story unscathed. I was SHREDDED TO PIECES!!! Blackbird hijacked my heart and stole my soul like a thief in the night! The spellbinding and spine-tingling Blackbird tore my heart open that lay bleeding, shook my soul that screamed for mercy, grabbed my gut that was unglued, and hit me so hard that my emotions bled long after the story was over. My tears bled all over my face, bleeding for words that penetrated through me like knives, slicing open my soul that was bared to this book.

This book that bared its soul to me is both a top February and 2017 read. Dark romance fits Molly McAdams like a glove, so PERFECT! UTTER BOOK BLISS!!! Molly McAdams writes from the heart and you can tell her heart is poured into every beautiful and brilliant word. Her heartfelt writing hits my heart hard like a hurricane EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. EVERY WORD MATTERS. Meaningful. Mesmerizing. Magnificent.

Oh did Blackbird with its simple title MEAN THE WORLD! This is a tale of ALL OF THE FEELS: heart-stopping love, heartbreak, healing, and happiness. I still feel this love story flowing through me!!! I’m still BARE, BROKEN, and BREATHLESS!!! I’m still GASPING FOR AIR with TEARS etched in my eyes from this stunning and shattering story.

This little bird chirped to my heart and chipped away at my soul. My emotions are still entangled around this Blackbird. Blackbird WRECKED ME in the worst way yet BROKE ME in the best way. Blackbird made me fly to the darkest dark and to the lightest light. I’m still flying, UNEQUIVOCALLY IN LOVE, as Blackbird OWNS ME FOR LIFE.

“You can’t attempt to touch me with your light and not expect me to darken your soul. I’ll always try to consume your light just as you’ll always try to consume my dark. It’s who we are, but it won’t change who we are. It’s those pieces of colliding that make us incredible.”

★★★★★★ devastatingly beautiful stars  


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From New York Times bestselling author Molly McAdams comes a powerhouse romantic suspense that will have you questioning your morals and second guessing your view on love.

I live in a world few know exist. I’ve trained for this. I know what to say, what to do, and how to act. I’ve perfected the lethal calm required for this life.
Now it’s time to buy my first girl. But all it takes is one look at the brave girl who starts singing mid-auction for that calm to slip.

Briar Chapman is going to be the death of me, and I don’t care. I’ll take every day with her until that death comes, and I’ll welcome it when it does.

On the outside, Lucas Holt is what nightmares are made of. A man cloaked in darkness, with sin-filled eyes and an enticing grin. A devil so devastatingly beautiful and cruel that his very presence instills fear.

But beneath his terrifying, ever-calm exterior is an affectionate man haunted by a past that refuses to stay buried. And Lucas looks at me as though he’s finally found the only person who can make it all go away.

We’re a battle of the brightest day and the darkest night—and I want to lie in the wake of our war.


She closed the distance between us, each step slow and calculated. Once she was close enough, I slid one hand around her waist and the other around the back of her neck, using her hair to tilt her head back so I could study those eyes that captivated me.

“I hate that you have so much money that you buy women. I hate that you bought me at all, but mostly that you bought me because I started singing. I hate the circumstances that brought me to you, but I love you and am thankful I’m here with you all the same.”

My chest ached and filled with warmth. I wanted to kiss her and thank her for trusting me with her past. I wanted to erase every bad memory and replace them with ones of us now, but she didn’t realize what she’d just said . . .

As much as I wanted what she was saying to be true, it wasn’t, and it never would be. It couldn’t.

“You don’t,” I said thickly, forcing the words out through the tightness in my throat.

Confusion covered her face and her brows drew together. “I don’t what?”

“You don’t love me.”

I felt the shock that went through her body, but she didn’t try to pull away from me. Instead, she gripped my shirt in her hands like she was pleading with me in her touch alone.

“Lucas . . .”

My eyes slid shut, and I released a slow, weighted breath. “You don’t, Briar.”

“I know you think you don’t know how to love someone, but you do, you have been. You know what love is, and I have never been more aware of how loved I am by someone than I am by you.”

I ground my jaw and finally looked at her again. Instead of disagreeing with her, I said, “You can’t love me, because you don’t know me.”

I hated the hurt in her eyes. I hated that I was putting it there. I hated everything I was, hated that I would never be enough for the girl I didn’t know how to let go of. Couldn’t let go of.

“Yes, I do,” she choked out. “I’ve seen it, I’ve felt it, I’ve experienced your darkness and your monsters, and I’m still here. Haven’t I proven myself yet? Haven’t I proven I am not going anywhere? That you can’t make me run?” Her gripping hands flattened and moved up to curve around my neck. “I knew to fall in love with you I had to fall in love with the devil, too. I am not as naïve as you think I am.”

“But you have no idea exactly how heartless your devil is,” I said darkly.

“Then let me see—”

“I won’t let you into that part of my world,” I said on a growl. Just the thought of her being in a situation to see me like that—to see that part of my world—chilled me in a way that made me feel sick. “All of thiswill change the minute you see it. Trust me when I say you’ll never be able to look at me the same, and I won’t be able to live with myself if that day ever comes.”

“You can’t know that,” she argued, her words still sounding like a plea.

“Think of your worst memories with me, Blackbird,” I ordered gently. “Think of what I told you about the shootout with my brothers. Think about what William did to you. Now try to grasp that all of that is nothing compared to what I have done, and what I do, without feeling a thing.”

I waited for it to sink in, and after a few moments, it did. And there was that look in her eyes I’d come to dread and hate—fear and uncertainty. But I could still see her love for me.

Unfailing and undeserving.

“Didn’t you hear me the first time?” she finally asked as tears filled her eyes. “The darkest part of your soul terrifies me, but, Lucas, I’m not going anywhere.”



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Review – Cole by Tijan


Cole by Tijan

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I’ve had to do a lot of things I don’t like to do. But I’m not as black as I’m painted. I’m human. I’ve got a heart in me. ~Al Capone

I just devoured Cole by Tijan Meyer in one sitting!!! Cole was INSTA-LOVE!!! I could not stop reading. My heart is still beating out of my chest. My pulse is still pounding. This story is still spinning around in my head. What an ADRENALINE RUSH!!! Cole is a roller coaster of a mafia romance, a hypnotizing and heart-racing ride of BREATHLESS BLISS!!!

The first few pages packed a punch to the gut where I knew Cole would be a hard-fought tale, one where hell would happen before happiness. My heart was GRABBED and STABBED. I was immediately in this story’s clutches as I was CAPTIVATED, CONSUMED, and CLAIMED. Mind racing. Heart beating out of my chest. Eyes wide in anticipation, ready to flood with tears. I FELL HARD AND FAST, I FELL IN LOVE WITH COLE IMMEDIATEY.

I was EXCITED and ON EDGE as Cole pushed me to the edge, pummeling my heart and searing my soul, as it transported me to a dark mafia world where I was held in suspense, swimming in a stupor. This story seduced me, word by word, weaving me into its spell. Cole bled into me, as I was bound to Cole and didn’t want to break free. Cole was already my adrenaline…my angst…my ache…MY ALL!!!

Beautiful and blonde, Addison, has been through hell and is taking life one day at a time, trying to keep her demons at bay.

Addison is not interested in dating, as she is still in survival mode. Life is pretty grey. Grey until Addison spots a gorgeous, powerful-looking man one night. A man who impacted her without words. A man she knew, perhaps her destiny, would change her life. 

This man, whoever he was, whatever kind of man he was, could affect me like no other in my life. Something had happened here, and I had a feeling everything was going to change. I just didn’t know if it would be for the better or the worse.

Another chance meeting and Addison learns that her heart-stopping man is Cole Mauricio. Cole is tall, dark, and handsome…and oh-so-dangerous. A powerful man whose power I felt through the pages. Cole is PURE PERFECTION!!! 

He was beautiful, like a fallen angel, but so lethal at the same time.

These beautiful words imprinted themselves on my heart, soaring all the way to my soul.
It’s instant chemistry, so combustible between Cole and Addison…so much more. 

“Do you know how beautiful you are?”

My heart skipped a beat. I couldn’t talk.

My heart skipped a beat too as these words were MAGICAL, MELTING ME. Cole tries to stay away from the beauty who has worked her way into his hardened heart after a few encounters, a few meetings that have changed his world though he doesn’t want Addison in his dark world. 

He stared into me, and for a moment, I felt like I got a glimpse of the real Cole. He was dangerous, mysterious, and mesmerizing, but he was more. Kind. Considerate. I saw a glimmer of someone who cared.

Mr. Mafia doesn’t want Addison sucked into a dark hole filled with danger and demons who won’t go away, but Addison is fighting demons of her own and Cole is the color to her grey days. 

“My life I can’t talk about, but this—you coming to me—is like a breath of oxygen. I can breathe again. Something pure among so much tainted.”

Together, they can help each other heal. Together, they can slay those demons. Together, they can be everything. 

“I’m going to help you become Addison once more. Just you. Just me. No one else.”

And then, his mouth touched mine, gently, tenderly, he did as he’d promised.

Cole will protect Addison at all costs, even if it means killing for her. 

Because of her, I knew I’d be more brutal. The need to kill was stronger than it had ever been.

When their worlds collide, it may be hard to stay together without falling apart. 

I should’ve run. I didn’t. I should’ve hidden. I didn’t. I should’ve cried. I couldn’t. I should’ve raged, thrown something. My hands never left my side. I should’ve done something, anything.

I LOVED COLE!!! Powerful…penetrating…PERFECTION. I was HIGH ON THIS BOOK, my addiction. Cole was my drug, and I could not get enough of this FIX.

Cole is a thrilling, twisty, and tender tale that made my pulse pound and my heart beat out of my chest!!! I felt the current of Cole flow through me, CRUSHING ME. I knew Cole would break me, shatter my heart into pieces, and that it did. Cole BROKE ME IN THE BEST WAY!

INTOXICATING, INTENSE, and INCREDIBLE, Cole is not just a book; it is SO MUCH MORE! Cole is a pulse-pounding and heart-racing mafia meets romance—a vibrant movie that played in my head—where I felt every word leap to life, my heart leaping to life too. My heart is still stuck in this mesmerizing and magnetic mafia romance, so thrilling yet tender, where it may stay forever.

It’s not a mafia story. It’s a love story.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 thrilling and tender stars


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I shouldn’t have remembered him.
He was just a guy who walked through a restaurant. I didn’t know his name. We never made eye contact. There was no connection between us at all.
But I could feel him.
The tingle down my spine. The command in his presence. The snap of tension in the air around him. That was the first time I saw him, and I was captivated.
The second time was different.
He was in the mysterious back elevator of my apartment building. Our eyes met for a fleeting second before the doors closed, and I was staggered. My breath was robbed. My senses on high alert. My body hummed.
That was just the beginning.
He was the leader of the mafia. I was about to fall in love with him, and his name…
Cole Mauricio


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I didn’t begin writing until after undergraduate college. There’d been storylines and characters in my head all my life, but it came to a boiling point one day and I HAD to get them out of me. So the computer was booted up and I FINALLY felt it click. Writing is what I needed to do. After that, I had to teach myself how to write. I can’t blame my teachers for not teaching me all those years in school. It was my fault. I was one of the students that was wishing I was anywhere but at school! So after that day, it took me lots of work until I was able to put together something that resembled a novel. I’m hoping I got it right since someone must be reading this profile! And I hope you keep enjoying my future stories.



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Review- Single Malt by Layla Reyne

My rating is 5 out of 5 stars
Oh what a story. Full of heart pounding action and heart stopping suspense. I absolutely fell in love with Aidan and Jaime. It was like a James Bond movie but with smoking hot men. Layla killed it as far as I’m concerned. 

Eight months ago Aiden lost his partner and his husband in a horrible car crash that they are now suspect was not an accident. Aiden is still heartbroken over the loss and feels it is too soon to move on. He feels it would only be betrayal to his husband. Then his boss, who is also his sister in law, assigns him a new partner. He feels conflicted there about inviting him take his old partner’s desk.  He really has no idea how hard he is about to fall for this new partner, and it is oh so good.

Jamie prefers to be in the “cave” working. He is a former NBA superstar now FBI hacker. His whole world is turned upside down the day his boss decides to put him with Aiden to test his field readiness. Those two are in for a wild ride figuratively and literally. 

You won’t want to miss this jaw dropping, action packed novel that will have you reading until its over. There is no putting this down until its finished.

Title: Single Malt

Author: Layla Reyne

Series: Agents Irish & Whiskey

Genre: M/M Romantic Suspense

Release Date: February 27, 2017

Publisher: Carina Press

Eight months after the car crash that changed everything, FBI agent Aidan Talley is back at work. New department, new case and a new partner. Smart, athletic and handsome, Jameson Walker is twelve years his junior. Even if Aidan was ready to move on—and he’s not—Jamie is off-limits. 

Jamie’s lusted after Aidan for three years, and the chance to work with San Francisco’s top agent directly is too good to pass up. Aidan is prickly—to put it mildly—but a growing cyber threat soon proves Jamie’s skills invaluable.  

Jamie’s talents paint a target on his back, and Aidan is determined to protect him. But with hack after hack threatening a high-security bio-containment facility, time is running out to thwart a deadly terrorist attack. They’ll have to filter out distractions, on the case and in their partnership, to identify the real enemy, solve the case and save thousands of lives, including their own. 
Excerpt from SINGLE MALT
Wrenching the steering wheel, Jamie fought the skid, stopping them from spinning out and aiming them down the next alley instead. “We’ve got company.” He kept one eye on the road ahead and one on the rearview mirror. The SUV on their tail accelerated, gaining faster in the path Jamie cleared for them. Impact was inevitable. “Shit, hold on!”

The other car rammed them again, hurtling the Rover forward, he and Aidan straining their seat belts. He switched the LR4 into manual and tapped the shifter paddles, gaining some separation from their pursuer.

He cleared the alley, finding they’d been diverted away from the Port.

“What the fuck is going on?” Aidan was white-knuckling the oh-shit handle above his door, torso twisted to look behind them, his face paler than Jamie had ever seen it.

“Someone doesn’t want us at the Port.” Pulling a hard right, Jamie aimed them down another street leading right back there.

And into the path of a second oncoming SUV.

A horrified “Oh God, no” escaped from his partner just as Jamie saw an under-construction on-ramp ahead on the left, orange-and-white-striped barrels blocking the entrance. He pressed the gas pedal to the floor and headed straight for the oncoming truck.

“Whiskey!” Aidan cried, head spinning forward and back. “What the fuck are you doing?”

Their pursuers were closing in on either side, as bypassed alleys flew by left and right.

“You’re headed straight for them. Turn, goddammit!”

But turning down one of those alleys would leave them cornered. There was only one path to escape.

Jamie grabbed the back of Aidan’s head and pushed it toward his knees, screaming, “Hold on!”

At the last possible second, he veered left, out of the path of the oncoming SUVs and into the barrels. The SUVs in front and behind plowed into each other, exploding in their wake, the blast momentum propelling the Rover farther than Jamie had intended.

Through the barrels and past the unfinished on-ramp.

Through the guardrail.

And down the cliff on the other side.

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Professionally, the FBI team of Aidan “Irish” Talley and Jameson “Whiskey” Walker is as good as it gets, closing cases faster than any team at the Bureau. Personally, it’s a different story. Aidan’s feelings for Jamie scare the hell out of him: he won’t risk losing another love no matter how heart-tripping the intimacy between them. And loss is a grim reality with the terrorist Renaud still on their trail, leaving a pile of bodies in his wake.
Going undercover on a new case gets them out of town and off the killer’s radar. They’re assigned to investigate an identity theft ring involving a college basketball team in Jamie’s home state, where Jamie’s past makes him perfect for the role of coach. But returning to the court brings more than old memories.
As secrets and shocking betrayals abound, none may be more dangerous than the one Jamie’s been keeping: a secret about the death of Aidan’s husband that could blow his partner’s world apart and destroy forever the fragile bonds of trust and love building between them.

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Review- Lost In Between by K.L. Kreig

My rating is 6 out of 5 stars

This book delve so deep into my heart and soul and consumed me from the inside out. I wanted to read it slowly because I didn’t want it to end, but at the same time, I couldn’t finish fast enough. I have seriously loved every single book that K.L. Kreig has written, but this was has been my best so far.  I didn’t think that was possible, and the story isn’t even finished yet. I’ll be slowly dying inside waiting for book 2.

It’s no secret that K.L. is my favorite author out there, but even she surprised me with the magnitude of feelings I’ve possessed for this book. Shaw Mercer has crawled into my soul and taken up residence.

This book takes many twists and turns that you won’t see coming so I won’t even begin to get into plot details with you. All I’ll say is that Shaw is an extremely possessive alpha that doesn’t do relationships. When he meets Willow as a ruse for his father’s campaign though, all bets are off as this incredibly amazing woman weaves her way into his life without even realizing it.

I would give this book 7 stars but I don’t have that official option. This is an absolute must read!

We all have one. 


A price. 


That magic number that will get us to agree to do anything, be anything. 


Don’t sit on your gold-plated high horse and say you don’t because you do. Everyone does. Each of us has something we covet enough that we’d sell ourselves to have it.


What’s my tipping point, you ask? Apparently a cool quarter mil will do the trick.


What does one do for 250 large, you wonder? Anything the infamous, gorgeous playboy of Seattle wants. For the next four months I’ll be Shaw Mercer’s arm candy, his beck and call girl, his faux girlfriend. I’ll be his to command, mold, push and pull in any direction he sees fit. 


I’ll fight falling into bed with him. I’ll fight falling in love with him even harder. I’ll fail at both. And when my past and present collide in the most unexpected of ways, I’ll learn that while one man’s love for me has never died, the only man’s love I really want will never be mine.








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Outside of writing, I’m just a regular ol’ Midwest girl who likes Game of Thrones and am obsessed with Modern Family and The Goldbergs. I run, I eat, I run, I eat. It’s a vicous cycle. I love carbs, but there’s love-hate relationship with my ass and thighs. Mostly hate. I like a good cocktail (oh hell…who am I kidding? I love any cocktail). I’m a huge creature of habit, but I’ll tell you I’m flexible. I read every single day and if I don’t get a chance…watch the hell out. My iPad and me: BFFs. I’m direct and I make no apologies for it. I swear too much. I love alternative music and in my next life I want to be a bad-ass female rocker. I hate, hate, hate spiders, telemarketers, liver, acne, winter and loose hairs that fall down my shirt (don’t ask, it’s a thing). 






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Review – Royal Affair by Parker Swift


Royal Affair by Parker Swift



As a blogger, I tend to stay away from trilogies as I struggle to remember the books previously, when the next one releases and I usually don’t have time to re-read. However, when I saw the Royal Series I couldn’t pass it up. And I am so, so glad I went for it. Parker Swift, where have you been all my reading life! Royal Affair is a fantastic start to a trilogy that I simply cannot wait to finish!

Royal Affair is a well paced, well written book. This book captured my attention and held it from beginning to end, I easily devoured this in one sitting.

English Royal Dylan Hale had me weak at the knees!! He is ridiculously hot, dirty, swoony and intense! I couldn’t get enough.
Lydia was a great lead female, sassy and incredibly sexy and a fantastic match for Dylan.

As this book starts the trilogy, Royal Affair was HOT, HOT, HOT and all about the sexual connection they share. The connection between Lydia and Dylan is intense, their passion obvious. I really look forward to the next two books to see how Parker develops them and their relationship.

Obviously, because this is book one of a trilogy, it does end on a bit of a cliff hanger! And my gosh, I have some HUGE questions but I’d say definitely read this and follow Dylan & Lydia’s journey, because it’s fresh, fun and OH SO HOT!

4 royally, scandalous stars.




One seriously sexy son-of-a-duke . . .

Behind the posh British accent, Dylan Hale possesses a down-and-dirty sexiness. Off-the-charts gorgeous, a ruthless architect . . . and did I mention he’s a future duke? Every time we touch, it’s wildfire. All need and lust and heat. But Dylan has rules: just sex, no one can know, and in the bedroom he gets complete control. All I have to do is follow the rules, because falling in love with Dylan Hale is all it would take to screw everything up . . . royally.

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Review – Checkmate: This is Reckless by Kennedy Fox

Checkmate: This is Reckless by Kennedy Fox

So. Okay. Um. Wow…..

Please excuse me while I drag together all my thoughts and hopefully make sense.. I am speechless, like, I read the last line of this book and my mouth DROPPED OPEN. Now as this is a DUET there is a cliffhanger. And holy crap what a cliffhanger it is… Like WHAT THE….

But that’s not the only thing that made my mouth drop open and make me unable to form words, no. This book as a whole knocked me off my feet!

It has EVERYTHING I want and need from a friends to lovers romance.. What’s everything I hear you ask? Well, let me break it down for you.

Loveable characters…. CHECK.

Gripping tension…. CHECK.

Sexual chemistry…. CHECK.

Breathtaking angst…. CHECK.

A hot, steamy connection….CHECK.

And there is so much more but if I break those things down I’ll spoil it. Seriously I AM BUZZING. Checkmate: This is Reckless was just FANTASTIC!

Once I began Reckless I didn’t stop for 5 hours!!! Reckless took over my day, consuming every part of me. From the prologue Kennedy Fox had my attention and they managed to hold it ALL THE WAY THROUGH. Kennedy Fox burst into my life last year and have solidly implanted themselves on my favourite author list, this dynamic duo can do no wrong. Never, ever stop writing. Hear me, NEVER STOP. 

I honestly went into Reckless wondering how Kennedy Fox would play out Drew and Courtney. While Reckless can stand alone, I think it is best to have read Checkmate: This is War & Checkmate: This is love. One, because I love those books and two, to purely gain a FULL understanding of everything that’s happening. But you don’t have to!! Let me stress that, its just MY PERSONAL OPINION. From reading those two books previously I had idea of how these characters might be, how the story might go, but Fox took all my expectations and blasted them through the stratosphere. I had so many predictions, so many ideas and had dreamt up so many scenarios that could have happened in this book but none of them even came close.

I LOVED Courtney. I found it so easy to connect to Courtney, to understand her feelings and to get her wit. She’s hilarious and so freaking sassy.
Drew. DUDE! DREW! My gosh. I want to say that Fox topped Travis and I personally think they did but these two are SO different. For me, Drew is the best. I honestly think I’ve been ruined by the man. He’s a sublime mix of sweet, swoony alpha & dominating sex God. I have no doubt that this man will take over your heart and mind and just infiltrate your soul. He did mine. I adored him. My hot cop fantasy is ALIVE & KICKING!!!!!!

Together #TeamDrewtney are sensational. They mix together with such precision and perfection. The connection they share is undeniable and so damn strong it burns. Drew and Courtney are ridiculously hot, sexy, sweet and passionate. An amazing couple to lead an amazing book.
This raw, racy, ravishing read will leave you in a state of bookworm bliss even with the killer cliffhanger that stings in the best way possible. Checkmate: This is Reckless ticked all my boxes, covered all my bases and overtook every inch of me. I can only rate up to five stars but I’d happily give it ten!


Introducing book 1 in the new Checkmate Duet Series from a secret duo of bestselling authors! This friends to lovers romance will have you swooning and laughing from the first to the last page! Are you ready to play the game?

Drew Fisher is the type of guy every girl wants.
Noble police officer by day, charming prince by night.
He has no idea the effect he has on women, especially me—his little sister’s best friend.

I’m the blonde Southern belle who lives up to the cliché, except I have my own quirks. I’m smart as a whip, can change my own oil, and recite The Pledge of Allegiance backward, but he doesn’t see that girl.

It’d be easier to forget him if he wasn’t my roommate and if the first thing I saw in the morning wasn’t his shirtless body covered in tattoos. I’ve crushed on him since the day we met, but he’s made it perfectly clear where we stand. Just friends.

I know I need to move on and accept that his feelings will never be mutual, but every day he smiles at me, I’m left dreaming of what if.

He has girl issues, and I’ve got a crush I can’t deny.
We’re friends, but I want more.

One drunken hookup leaves us with much more than a platonic friendship. Pretending it never happened proves to be more difficult than anticipated.

A crazy ex-girlfriend, a dangerous war of stolen glances, and passionate kisses leads to the most reckless battle yet. I won’t be a pawn in his game, but I’ll play by his rules if it will show him I’m the one worth breaking them for.

Checkmate, Prince Charming.

*Recommend for ages 18+ due to sexual content and adult language.*

**This is book 1 of 2 in the Checkmate Duet Series–a friends to lovers romance. Highly recommended to read the Checkmate Duet, This is War and This is Love first, but not necessary. This can read as a standalone duet.**


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Review – Rise by Dylan Allen

Rise by Dylan Allen

From the moment I saw this cover I was intrigued. It’s STUNNING. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it!

Then I got it, and all I can say is wow! I am pumped from reading Rise, I happen to love EVERY SINGLE thing about it. And it’s a DEBUT! Like holy crap, if this is how Dylan starts her writing career I cannot wait to see how she builds on it.

Rise was brilliant. The story progressed in a really stunning way, I felt the pull between Addie & Simon almost instantly.

It was beautiful adventure through Addie’s loss, family pain and the control she’d sought from the moment everything went wrong. My heart broke for her in her periods of loneliness and while I can’t say I always connected to her I did UNDERSTAND her. I got her need for control and her need for making herself better.

Simon, was just GAH *cue heart eyes*! Despite being clouded by his own past and heartache, his passion and intensity definitely made me swoon. His personal strength shone bright. He was perfect.

Together, I got them, felt their connection and loved every single moment shared.

Rise, from start to finish, had me hooked. It excited me, it made me FEEL and love.

5 imperfectly beautiful stars.

As a little girl, I saw my father destroy the family he claimed to love. I watched my mother waste her life dreaming of a man who left her without a second glance.

As a woman, I don’t dream, I work. I don’t fall in love, I focus. I would never let anything as frivolous as love distract me.

Until I meet Simon. A gorgeous, brilliant young architect with dark eyes, a sweet smile, and a dirty, dirty mouth. He sets me on fire, and suddenly all I can do is dream…of his hands, his lips, his body. Of a heart good enough and a love strong enough to make me believe in happily ever after.

But Simon has secrets that are even deeper than mine. Will our pasts destroy everything we’ve worked for? Or will we find the courage to rise to the challenge and fight for the love we share?

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