Review – Meant to Be by Melody Grace

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Meant to Be by Melody Grace

My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

A true love story never ends.

Over three years ago, I fell in love with the Beachwood Bay series, a small town romance set along the Carolina shore, a romance that felt real, and an author, Melody Grace, who would be a favorite for life. I mourned the end of this saga, 13 books that became part of my life…13 books that felt real…13 books that were unforgettable.

There is just something SPECIAL about a Melody Grace story where romance oozes from the pages and butterflies flutter around you like a Hallmark movie. I LOVE A GOOD OLD-FASHIONED ROMANCE!!! Meant to Be Meant to Be is a Hallmark movie in words, a giddy-inducing, good old-fashioned love story. This romance immediately made my heart dance and my soul sing as butterflies fluttered around me, making all of my senses soar to life.

Beautiful Poppy Somerville is a romance author who believes in soul-mates and fairy tales, but is still looking for her Prince Charming. After a broken engagement, she jets off at her aunt’s Cape Cod beach retreat in Sweetbriar Cove to focus on her writing and relax at the beach. Except relaxing and writing are hard when her annoying next-door neighbor, hot contractor, Cooper Nicholson, is making noise from dawn until dusk.

Cooper Nicholson with his dark hair, blue eyes, and tall and muscular body is all man. A contractor who restores old, broken homes into beautiful ones. It’s too bad he doesn’t believe in the beauty of love.


“You don’t believe in love?”

“Yeah, but not like it is in the books. Real love is messy, and broken, and hard. Not all fairy tales and Prince Charming.”

“Says you.”

The banter between Cooper and Poppy was a fusion of heat and hate. I LOVED the combustible connection between Poppy and Cooper, enticing and emotionally-charged. Opposites who definitely attract.

“God, I’m such a cliché—the romance author who’s never been in love.”

Poppy won’t give up looking for love, and is shocked to find herself attracted to the annoying contractor. Sparks fly, and Poppy and Cooper can no longer ignore the electricity in the air. I felt their passion pound from the pages.

“I’ve been waiting all night to kiss you.”

“You just did.”

“Not properly. Not like this.”

The angst from that pent-up passion was an adrenaline-induced high…and oh did I FEEL THAT RUSH!

“That hope, the longing—I think we all feel it, every day.”

“That passion, the feeling like you’re not alone, and somebody sees you, all the way to your heart.”

These inspiring words of love full of hope made me SWOON!!! I MELTED like molten lava as these lines sparked with LOVE AND LIFE.

“Was it all a game to you?”

Before a relationship can begin, the past surfaces for Prince Charming who flees like Cinderella at midnight.


“Maybe we’re just not meant to be.”

Will this real romance get its happy ending or will a plot twist change the course of this budding love story?

“Will you stay?”

Melody Grace has returned to her small town, beach setting roots with Meant to Be, a sweet and sexy romance that is THE PERFECT ESCAPE. I SWOONED HARD, MY SOUL SOARED HIGH, and my heart was hit like a big wave by this beach town romance. This sweet and smoldering story set in a small town awakens all of the senses in a love story brought to life. Meant to Be swept me up like an ocean breeze, where I felt the ocean air, and smelled the salty water. I was immersed into a small town of intimate characters who quickly captured my heart.

Melody Grace’s newest small town beach romance is captivating and charming, sweet and sexy, and simply DIVINE!!! Meant to Be is a good old-fashioned love story. This small town fairy tale charmed its way into my heart as my soul sang with sound of the ocean, a tune of fate and forever love. Love found me sweet and sexy small town romance. Meant to Be is melt-worthy and magical!!! I LOVED this romantic trip to The Cape! This sweet and swoon-filled story was MY PERFECT ESCAPE.

Because if some things weren’t meant to be, that meant there was plenty that was.

4.5 ‘meant to be’ stars

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Come take a trip to Sweetbriar Cove: the small town where true love is guaranteed.

Poppy Somerville believes in happily-ever-after. It’s the reason her romance novels have won devoted readers all over the world – and why she’s broken off her engagement just weeks before the wedding instead of settling for less than true love. Escaping to her aunt’s beach cottage in Sweetbriar Cove, Poppy is looking for inspiration to break her writer’s block and finish her new book. She just wasn’t counting on the handsome, gruff contractor making such a racket next door…

Cooper Nicholson doesn’t believe in soul-mates. He thought he’d found his forever once, and the world proved him wrong, so when the cute brunette comes storming over and demands he keep the noise down, romance is the last thing on his mind. But his new neighbor is full of surprises, and soon, their chemistry is too hot to ignore.

As they grow closer, they discover fiction has nothing on the plot twists life has in store. But will Cooper find a way to let go of the past and risk his heart again? And can Poppy find her happy ending – on and off the page?

Find out in the new sweet and sexy small-town romance from New York Times bestselling author, Melody Grace!

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#2 All for You – May 2017
#3 The Only One – August 2017

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Review- Out Of Love by RC Boldt

My rating is 6 out of 5 stars
What an amazing book. When I see a book involving Navy Seals, I snatch it up and savor it. This book was all that and more. I LOVED this book so much. It was angsty, steamy, funny, and just all around perfect. This was my first book by this author, and I couldn’t have been happier with it. 


Foster and Noelle have a sexual chemistry that’s off the charts. They also both have issues that are keeping them from being with each other. Noelle has sworn off men because of the abusive relationship in the past. Foster is drowning in PTSD. 


I promise your heart will he pounding and you won’t part with your kindle until you finish. I was absolutely glued to my kindle. I’m not saying that you don’t want to slap them both at some point, but that’s what makes it oh so good!

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Foster Kavanaugh, former Navy SEAL, knows what it’s like to be the top dog, the man in charge, the one calling the shots. Now at he’s running his own security consulting firm, not much has changed.

Except the curvy blonde he hired as his office manager.

Noelle Davis has been through the damn ringer. Swearing off men after escaping a toxic relationship, she’s grateful for a fresh start—new job included. Except her job isn’t tranquil and calm. In fact, it’s quite the opposite because her boss is the most infuriating man on the planet.

Sexy as hell.

Foster has limits. Rules. N attachments allowed because he doesn’t do love—and Noelle Davis foiled that plan and took a red pen to his list of rules. With her smart mouth and quick witted banter, he found the woman beginning to creep past his defenses.

When circumstances put Noelle in a perilous position, the first person to come to her rescue is none other than Foster Kavanaugh. She gets to see the man in action—not as her aggravating boss, but the man who will stop at nothing to keep her safe.

The same man who makeswant to reconsider her self-imposed embargo of men.

The man she wants to get to know now that she’s seen another side of him.

The man who makes her want…more.

But is more possible when you’re OUT OF LOVE?


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Review – Switch by Adriana Locke

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It seems that this series only gets better and better with every Landry brother that we meet! This series is very surely becoming one of my all time favorites. What’s not to love? Let’s look at this amazingly swoonworthy family. Barrett is the suave, smooth politican. Lincoln is the incredibly romantic athlete who is not only divine to stare at but is hilarious as well. Ford is the decorated solider with some very deep hurts. We’ll learn more about him soon. And then, there’s Graham.

Graham Landry… the walking talking sex on a stick. The genius CEO with the body of a Greek god, the charm and drawl of a Southern gentleman and an absolute dedication to his family that this reader could not help but admire. He’s the Landry family compass. He takes care of all their finances, tries to give sound advice and be the good son. But under all that bravado is a man who wants to trust and give himself over to someone he can love. He’s seen what his brothers Barrett and Lincoln have with their girlfriends. No matter how much he fights it, he wants that same loving relationship. He never ever expected Mallory Sims to turn his whole world upside down!

I so loved Mallory in every way! She fiery, sassy and sensual. She’s a mess and is prone to clumsiness. After heartbreak, she simply wants to find out who she is. Her hope is this new job with Landry Holdings will give her the boost she needs to start again. Even if she is a bit indecisive about what she wants to do with her life, she’s smart and more of an asset to Graham than he ever thought she could be – in the business and with his family. She brings disorder and chaos to Graham’s neat and tidy, always planned world. She brings light, fun and passion to his life. She keeps Graham constantly on his toes and at his wit’s end. She’s perfectly imperfect for this straight laced workaholic.

I loved Graham’s story. There’s so many layers to this Landry brother, so many reasons why he is such a control freak. His love for his family is boundless and his determination to see them happy comes at the expense of his own happiness. Only someone like Mallory could bring a man like Graham to his knees. From the moment, he laid eyes on her the chemistry between them is off the charts and undeniable. His evolution from Sway to Swing to Switch is astounding! Graham goes from untouchable to incredible, from stuffy boss to sexy alpha. What an evolution!

Adriana Locke continues to amaze me with this series from Savannah. Every book feels more and more like home. The romance lightens the soul and sexy burns the pages. The family connections, the unshakable bond between these brothers and their laugh out loud antics only make their stories richer. I cannot wait for Ford Landry!

FANTASTIC, ADDY!

5 He’s One Sexy CEO Stars!

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Mallory Sims is late for her first day of work.

After spilling her tea, she discovers she has no gas in her car. Add that her arm keeps sticking to her dress from syrup left on the console of her car, flustered feels like an understatement.

Then she sees her new boss.

Graham Landry is the epitome of NSFW in his custom-fit suit, black-rimmed glasses, and a look so stern her libido doesn’t stand a chance. Being flustered is just the start of her problems.

Her punctuality is only the start of his. With a pink slip in hand, he’s been waiting on his new secretary to show up only to let her go. Then she rushes in with her doe eyes and rambling excuses, smelling like bacon and lavender. The termination paper falls to the side as she falls in his arms.

This is a disaster in the making. Not because of his pinpoint exactness or her free spirit, but because when they’re together, the sparks that fly threaten to burn the whole place down.

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Her skin is pale and creamy, a soft framework for the deep chestnut hair cascading across her shoulders. A dress the color of moss in the summer showcases toned arms and a long, lean line from her shoulders to her calves. A thin rope belt cinches her trim waist, one that I can imagine digging my fingers into.

I clear my throat. “Can I help you?”

With something besides getting out of that dress?

“I think you probably can,” she breathes, then blushes a pretty shade of pink. “I’m sorry, I didn’t mean it like that. What I mean is …”

She’s flustered. It’s adorable and sexy at the same time. I should say something, interject, help her out, but I don’t. I like this entirely too much.

“I’ll stop talking now.” She flashes me a pretty smile, one that catches my attention in ways it shouldn’t at eight-sixteen a.m. Taking a step towards me, the toe of her shoe catches on the water bottle she didn’t pick up and she comes barreling my way.

Before I know what’s happening, I reach out and catch her under a spray of loose leaf paper.

“Omph!” she heaves as she lands in my arms and I’m surrounded by a sweet, earthy scent.

I should let her go. I should back away, direct her to the front desk to get directions to wherever she’s going, and retreat to my office. Regardless of how sexy her breasts feel pressed against me or the way her ass pops as my fingers lace together at the dip at the bottom of her spine, I have things to do today. Important things. Lots of them. Even if I can’t pinpoint one at the moment.

Large, nearly golden-colored eyes peer up at me. They’re crystal clear, almost like I can see all the way to the depths of her soul. They’re incredible tones of the purest gold and I can’t look away.

The feel of her body against mine sparks something inside me—a carnal, visceral reaction that’s led by feeling rather than intellect. “Are you okay?” I ask, trying desperately to use the brainpower I’m known for in most circles and not the cock I’m known for in others.

“I think so.” She pulls her gaze away from mine. A connection is actually snapped between us and I’m almost certain she feels it too because her features fall. “I’m just running late …”

Hell. Fucking. No.

I’m afraid to ask the next question. If the answer is what I think it is, I’m going to kill my little sister.

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Review – Going Down Hard by Carly Phillips

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Derek West may just be my favorite Billionaire Bad Boy!

He came from the most humble of beginnings. The son of servants for the wealthy Storm family. But he always wanted more and vowed to do whatever it took to be a success. He always had an eye for Cassie Storm. She was different, warmer than the rest of the Storms. Or so he thought. One conversation proved to Derek that she was no different than the rest of her family, looking down on the help. The conversation left him angry but determined. One thing for sure – he would prove them all wrong.

And prove them wrong he does! He’s sexy, a little bit of a know it all. He’s delicious and he knows that he’s got the looks that kill. He can have anyone he wants. But more importantly, he’s brilliant. Driven to give his family the very best of everything. I was drawn to him immediately. I couldn’t help but root for him from page one.

Cassie Storm was nothing like her father and certainly not all like her mother. But she knew her place and she had to follow along to get along in her father’s world. Still Cassie wants more than to be some pretty face. Her grandfather’s publishing company is her ticket to proving to her father that once and for all she’s just as good as her brother… that she’s worthy and can make the company thrive again. Cassie knows how to make that happen – interview the hottest self made billionaire in the tech business. That happens to be someone she has a rather unpleasant past with… Derek West.

Despite being hurt and disappointed in Cassie, Derek agrees to talk to Cassie. Together they learn alot about each other and the assumptions that they have made about each other. Maybe he was wrong to believe that Cassie is just like her privileged and entitled family. Maybe she should have stood up to her family a very long time ago. The chemistry between is undeniable. That has never gone away. Can these two find a way to make their back to each and give love a second chance?

I loved this story! It was everything that I’ve come to expect from another amazing Carly Phillips story – amazing passion, sweet and senual romance…. strong sexy I’m-not-stopping-until-I-get-the girl alphas, fiercely independent leading ladies that we grow to adore and secondary characters that make us take a second and third look. If Carly had ended the series with Derek with the readers knowing that he, Kaden and Lucas had found their happily ever after this series would be complete and totally satisfying. Alas, that’s not Carly’s style. She gave another glimpse at a couple whose story is waiting to be told … and I cannot wait to see what Carly has up her sleeves!

FANTASTIC!

5 Second Chance Stars!

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Billionaire Bad Boys: Rich, Powerful and sexy as hell.

Derek West rose from poverty to take the tech world by storm. He’s sexy, confident and gets any woman he wants. And who he wants is Cassie Storm, the rich girl he’s never been good enough for.

She’s desperate to save her family’s company and there’s only one man who can help. But Derek isn’t interested in helping. He wants to possess both the company and the woman he’s never been able to forget.

His plan? To seduce her out of his head. Except once he’s had a taste of Cassie, he doesn’t want to let her go. Her family remembers where he came from, and they won’t allow it. When the truth about their pasts comes to light, though, it may be Cassie who’s going down hard.

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Carly Phillips is the N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of over 50 sexy contemporary romance novels, including the Indie published, Dare to Love Series. She is happily married to her college sweetheart, the mother of two nearly adult daughters and three crazy dogs. Carly loves social media and is always around to interact with her readers.

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Review – Pucked Off by Helena Hunting

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Pucked Off by Helena Hunting

My rating: 6 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 Helena Hunting’s newest hockey romance, Pucked Off. Oh DID I LOVE THIS STORY!!! So deep and different…unlike any other story in the Pucked series…JUST WOW!!!

I started Pucked Off with a big smile on my face as the books in the Pucked series have been a mix of a lot of humor, heat, and heart and a little heartbreak. After a few words on the first page, I wiped that smile off of my face, replacing it with a mix of a serious meets sad face. My eyes were already ready to bleed tears. I KNEW from just one page that this book would break me, and that it did. Pucked Off BROKE ME IN THE BEST WAY!!!

After just a few pages, I was UTTERLY ENTHRALLED. Pucked Off was ADDICTION…MY ACHE…MY ALL!!! I did not want to…could not…stop devouring this soulful story. After just a few pages, I KNEW THAT THIS STORY WAS SIX STARS, A TOP 2017 READ.

You may think you know hockey player, Lance ‘Romance’ Romero, from the glimpses of this hot Scot who looks like a fiery Viking with his red hair, tall and muscular body, and piercing green eyes…BUT YOU HAVE NO CLUE!!! There is way more to Mr. Romance than meets the eye. Mr. Mystery is finally solved and you will be BESOTTED with his soul-searing story like I was SMITTEN!!!


I’m a legend. I’m the one people whisper about, even though half of the rumors aren’t true. I’m the man women with no inhibitions want. And I f**king hate it.

Lance collides with a beautiful ginger who is as sweet as pie. Her life is pretty routine until it’s uprooted by a certain hockey player.

The instant connection between this couple was palpable. It wasn’t just chemistry; it was a feeling of fate. 

I could kiss her forever. I could live in this memory – past fused with the present. This kiss would be my heaven.

This story sparked to life as magic poured from the pages. I SWOONED SO MUCH at these tender and touching words that kissed me as butterflies fluttered around my heart.

I want to be worthy, and I’m afraid I’ll never be.

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This broken man BROKE ME!!! I was GUTTED…UNGLUED by Lance as my heart was crushed along with his.


I have a broken boy who’s become a broken man, and as stupid and naïve as it may be, I want to be part of what heals him.

Lance is broken but light lingers through that dark exterior, ready to burst and break free, waiting for an angel to save him from the dark. 

“I think there are parts of me that can’t be fixed.”

Pucked Off was nothing I expected at all: it was MORE! So much more! This story stole, scorched, and shattered my soul. This book broke my heart, hitting it hard like a puck to the gut, shattering it like pieces of ice. Pucked Off is all of the heart and all of the soul! Heart-wrenching and heartwarming, this hockey romance will break your heart in the best way!!!

I felt every word I read in Pucked Off where I was left gasping for air, wading in an explosion of emotions. Pucked Off is sorrow…soul…swoon…sensations…SO MUCH OF EVERYTHING! Pucked Off OWNED EVERY PUCKING PIECE OF ME!!!

This devastatingly beautiful book is Helena Hunting’s most PUCKING PERFECT romance yet and a top 2017 read!!! Pucked Off BLEW ME AWAY!!! Pucked Off is the most heartfelt hockey romance I’ve ever read. Helena Hunting brought her A-Game in Pucked Off. This game is still far from over for me, as my heart is still pounding for Mr. Romance.

“You’re all the good things I didn’t know I was missing.”

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***A Standalone novel in The Pucked Series***

I’m NHL defenseman Lance Romero, AKA Lance “Romance.”

I’m notorious for parties and excess. I have the most penalty minutes in the league. I get into the most fights. I take the most hits. I’m a player on and off the ice. I’m the one women with no inhibitions want.

Not because I like the notoriety, but because I don’t know how to be any other way.

I have secrets. Ones I shared with the wrong person, and she used them against me. Sometimes she still does. I should cut ties. But she makes it difficult, because she’s the kind of bad I deserve.

At least that’s what I believed until someone from my past gets caught up in my present. She’s all the good things in this world. She lights up my dark.

I shouldn’t want her.

But I do.

I should leave her alone.

But I won’t.

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Armed with my clipboard, I walk down the hall to the waiting room. Lance is impossible to miss. Despite the fact that he’s wearing a sweatshirt and the hood is covering half of his face, he’s more than six feet of broad, hockey-playing man.

He’s so wide his shoulders encroach on the chairs on either side, which would explain why no one is sitting next to him. He’s slouched down so his head rests on the back of the chair, and his hands are clasped in his lap, a baseball cap hanging off one knee. His lips, plush and soft—I know since I’ve had them on mine; it might have been a decade ago, but I remember it clearly—are parted. He looks like he’s asleep.

I clear my throat. “Lance Romero?”

He doesn’t move.

Bernadette, the receptionist, gives me a meaningful look.

I clear my throat again and call his name a second time. He jolts awake and the hood falls back, exposing his face. It’s not in good shape. He has a black eye and bruises on his left cheek. There’s a fly bandage across one eyebrow.

Sadly, he’s still hot.

He blinks a few times, yawns, and smacks his lips, his tongue touching the split in the bottom one. His gaze sweeps the room and finally lands on me. Heat explodes in my cheeks and courses through my limbs, warming me from the inside out as he starts at my sneaker-clad feet and roams up over my yoga pants to my company-issued T-shirt before stopping at my face. I can’t look directly at him for more than a couple of seconds. I sincerely hope he doesn’t remember me. I cannot go there and also be professional.

I’m sure the smile he gives me has melted many a panty off a slutty bunny. Mine stay right where they’re supposed to, wedged up my ass.

I force a polite, professional veneer. “I’m ready for you now.”

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Review – Royally Matched by Emma Chase 


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Royally Matched by Emma Chase

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

There is freedom waiting for you, on the breezes of the sky. And you ask, “What if I fall?” Oh but my darling, “What if you fly?” ~Erin Hanson

Our lives may not always be fairy tales, but we can experience them in books every day. Some books make us fly, carrying us to destinations unknown, daring us to dream. Oh did I dream in Emma Chase’s newest romantic delight. Royally Matched made my soul soar and my heart dance in a dreamy delight of a romance that is PURE HEAVEN.

Feeling like a Disney Princess, I dove into the delicious Royally Matched. I wanted to take my time, sprinkling myself into this dream like fairy dust, where I could bask into the glow of wonder. Reality: I swallowed this story nearly whole on a packed tour bus in route to the Czech Republic. When a book begins with the word, ‘BALLS,’ you can’t help but roll in laughter at the ensuing humor that follows.

Oh did I immediately chuckle like a drunk in that bus full of people who likely wondered if my water bottle was filled with vodka. That’s okay…I love books that begin with a BANG…of humor. Royally Matched made me giddy like a school girl! 

I like my sports the way I like to f**k—wild, loud and dirty.

I was insanely captivated and catapulted onto a stage filled with hot and humorous Henry, lighting me up with laughter and lust. Henry is pure heat. His dirty mouth is delicious!

Henry John Edgar Thomas Pembrook, Prince of Wessco. GORGEOUS. Dark blond locks, emerald green eyes, a mouth and body of sin. Rebel rogue, the royal who marches to the beat of his own drum, and oh is it loud. Next in line to be King of Wessco, thanks to older brother screwing him over by marrying a commoner. Newest reality show star of Matched: Royal Edition where he gets to crown of 20 blue-blooded beauties as his princess.

Sarah Mirabelle Zinnia Von Titebottum. BEAUTIFUL. Brown hair, brown eyes, glasses, and hour glass figure. Bookworm but looks like a naughty librarian. Librarian for real too. Sweet and shy but wants to be brazen and feel as beautiful inside as she does outside.

Henry only has eyes on the shy beauty in the corner who’s not on the reality show but tagged along with her sister who’s a contestant. 

“You’re pretty. Hasn’t anyone every told you that?”

“Not really.”

“They should have. You should’ve been told every day how pretty you are – inside and out.”

 

I MELTED!!! My body morphed into lava, a puddle of goo as Henry WOWED me in every way. This magical prince made me SMILE, SMOLDER, AND SWOON. Henry went from making my body melt with heat to melting my heart with words that uplifted this shy lass to the beauty she is inside and out. Sarah prefers to be in the background but Henry wants her front and center! He is giving Sarah her wings so she can finally fly. Oh did my FEELS FLUTTER!!!

This prince is a bit broken, a bit like Sarah in that they both need encouragement, someone to lift them up, hold them tight and tell them that they are worthy. Sarah is also giving Henry wings or perhaps the crown, the courage to be king and own that crown. 

This beautiful, broken, pitiful prince. Was Henry ever told how brilliant he is? Kind and strong, generous, and good? I don’t think he was and they should’ve told him. Every single day.

Oh did these sentiments of kindness and strong words of wisdom wrap themselves around me, making me FEEL EVERYTHING!!! Tears trickled down my cheeks as I felt for this prince who doesn’t feel king worthy. Prince Henry needs Sarah, this sweet and sensational gal who is making him feel like he could conquer the world. 

Her words make me feel. Like I’m a hundred feet tall and a thousand times as strong. Like I’m a superhero or a god. Like…I’m a king.

Henry and Sarah are each other’s saving grace…MINE TOO. 

I’m starting to think of it as the Henry Effect, because he makes me feel so many…things. Safe and wild and maybe just a little bit mad at once. Henry makes me want to take a chance. On new experiences. And on him.

Sweet, shy, and stunning Sarah is coming out of her shell. The beauty in the corner is slowly believing that she’s incredible, and it’s all because of one magnificent prince…sexy as sin and sweet as pie.

Speaking of pie…I’m suddenly HUNGRY.

“I’ve been thinking about this all day.”

I MELTED INSIDE.

It’s only when I speak that I realize I’m breathless. “About what?”

I WAS RENDERED BREATHLESS, as my heart beat out of its chest. 

And the man who will be my king sinks to his knees before me.

 

That image of the man to be king on his knees is POWERFUL, and image that nearly brought me to my knees.

“About tasting you. I’m going to lick you until my tongue gives out. Any objections?”

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Oh…my…HEAT!!! I was on fire, my body blazing in need, thighs clenching hard. Every part of my body…ALL OF ME…was ACHING…aching for this prince…aching for this addicting story that scorched me EVERYWHERE. Reminder: I was still reading—a now slightly uncomfortable story because of location—on a tour bus full of people who hopefully did not think I was a pervy princess….though inside I was…am…I so am.

Oh God…His lips slide into an adorably crooked half-smile.

“Speechless, love? Was it something I said?”

Oh Henry, I bow to you and your magical tongue with its sweet words and its even sweeter touches to the princess promised land of the lower region. I wanted to be Henry’s princess badly. 

He could crush me; the foreshadowing is clearly written. It’s a tale as old as time: the inexperienced bluestocking and the bed-hopping rogue. Bloody hell; I’m a trope.

Royally Matched crushed me, crashing into me with a force I never saw coming. 

I’m not going to fall. I can’t. Because Henry has shown me how to fly.


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Henry has made Sarah see the world through new eyes where she wants to take that leap with him, sprouting the wings he gave her to fly. 

And I feel like I’m falling after all—like my wings have been clipped.

However, with flying, there’s a risk of falling…falling in love and even falling down on your face when your wings break by the one who gave them to you.

Royally Matched gave me wings, and I am still flying so fast from this fairy tale, my soul soaring high like an eagle in the sky. But I’m still falling too…falling in UTTER LOVE with this brilliant and beautiful book…falling in love with a prince who still has my heart. Prince Henry had my heart before this book. There’s more to this playboy prince than meets the eye: a huge heart waiting for the right woman to unlock it and hold it as her own. This prince held my heart in his hands…owning it…OWNING ME. Royally Matched UNEQUIVOCALLY OWNED ME.

After reading Royally Screwed, I knew Henry would be my favorite prince and oh was HE ALL THAT AND MORE!!! This prince doesn’t follow the crowd, he leads them…sometimes in a t-shirt, jeans, and combat boots. Gorgeous inside and out, Henry is both rogue and regal, a lethal combo for a powerful and passionate prince. A prince who went from callous and cocky playboy to caring and confident man fit for a king. Although Sarah is Henry’s polar opposite, their connection is commanding; she completes him in every way.

The laugh-out-loud humor, off-the-charts chemistry, passion, smolder, strength, sweetness, swoon, soul, and sooo much heart…Royally Matched was EVERYTHING!!! Royally Matched royally exceeded my expectations!!! I did not expect this story to twist and turn itself around me where I FELT ALL THE FEELS. I did not expect to CRY sad tears along with my happy ones. I did not expect to swoon, but oh did I SWOON IN SPADES. I could not help but FALL IN UTTER LOVE with this rom-com that is a fierce and feel-worthy fairy tale but SO MUCH MORE.

Royally Matched blew me away! This book is bloody brilliant and a top 2017 read already!!! I fell in UTTER LOVE with this soul-searing and swoon-filled story!

I may have been late to jump on board the Emma Chase Fan Girl Train, but oh am I a passenger for life! Emma Chase has quickly climbed to the tier of my all-time favorite authors. Her imagination, humor, and heart are poured into every beautiful and brilliant word she writes, words that sparkle like diamonds, and books that are PURE GOLD. Emma Chase doesn’t simply write stories; she pens escapes from reality, adventures where I free-fall so hard that I don’t want to surface for air; I don’t want to stop dreaming.

This book shone in beauty and brilliance like a diamond, lighting me up. Royally Matched CAUGHT ME…CLAIMED ME…CROWNED ME in BOOK BLISS. My heart is still chasing the high of Royally Matched, a hypnotic and heartfelt tale that hit me like Cupid’s arrows, dart after dart, straight to the heart.

Royally Matched was my humor…my heat…my heart…my heaven. Royally Matched was a MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN!!! With a SWEET SIGH and permanent smile etched on my face, I’m still floating on Cloud Nine where I feel like Cinderella, royally hitched to this fairy tale forever. I’m still dreaming too…DREAMING BIG.

“My story hasn’t been written yet, but I know it begins with you.”

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★★★★★ 5 royally good stars

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Some men are born responsible, some men have responsibility thrust upon them. Henry John Edgar Thomas Pembrook, Prince of Wessco, just got the motherlode of all responsibility dumped in his regal lap.

He’s not handling it well.

Hoping to help her grandson to rise to the occasion, Queen Lenora agrees to give him “space”—but while the Queen’s away, the Prince will play. After a chance meeting with an American television producer, Henry finally makes a decision all on his own:

Welcome to Matched: Royal Edition.

A reality TV dating game show featuring twenty of the world’s most beautiful blue bloods gathered in the same castle. Only one will win the diamond tiara, only one will capture the handsome prince’s heart.

While Henry revels in the sexy, raunchy antics of the contestants as they fight, literally, for his affection, it’s the quiet, bespectacled girl in the corner—with the voice of an angel and a body that would tempt a saint—who catches his eye.

The more Henry gets to know Sarah Mirabelle Zinnia Von Titebottum, the more enamored he becomes of her simple beauty, her strength, her kind spirit… and her naughty sense of humor.

But Rome wasn’t built in a day—and irresponsible royals aren’t reformed overnight.

As he endeavors to right his wrongs, old words take on whole new meanings for the dashing Prince. Words like, Duty, Honor and most of all—Love.

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Sarah stands up and presses her lips against mine. And it’s so unexpected, so surprising—I freeze up. But only for a moment. As her mouth gently moves over mine, I begin to thaw. She’s so fucking soft, her taste so very sweet. The kiss is almost chaste—at least it’s the most chaste I’ve ever had. Unpracticed.

    And yet, it still manages to make my heart pound against my ribs like an animal in a cage.

    “What are you doing?” I whisper, when she pulls back just a little.

    “I’m distracting you.” She looks up at me uncertainly. From behind those ridiculously prim little glasses with those big, dark eyes that could bring me to my knees. “Is it working?”

    My tongue traces my lower lip, craving more of her.

    “I’m not sure. Keep trying—I’ll let you know.”

    She smiles quick and relieved . . . and then she reaches back up, wraps her arms about my neck, and kisses me.

    Her two lips envelop my lower one, then the upper, all eager, pleasing sweetness. My hands find Sarah’s lower back and I pull her in close, tight against me. Slowly, I open my mouth and she mirrors my movement, opening for me. And it’s good. So very, very good.

    It’s like my blood has turned to gasoline, and the touch of her wet, warm tongue is the spark.

    I delve deeper, kiss her harder—more demanding—taking the lead. I cup her head in my hands, holding her still while I plunge and devour. A moan seeps from her lips and I devour that too.

    But then, breathing harshly, I tear my mouth away.

    “Sarah, maybe we shouldn’t. Maybe we should just—”

    “I’m sick of being afraid, Henry. And I’m so tired of being alive . . . but not really living. I’ve wanted this for a long time. I want . . . you.” It’s only then that hesitation dims her eyes. “Do you want me too?”

    I grip her arms. “More than I’ve wanted anything or anyone in my entire life.”

    She takes my hands in hers, lifts them and presses my palms to her breasts. They’re soft and full and absolutely perfect.

    “Show me.”

    Beneath her robe, her bedclothes are paper thin. I trace my thumbs across her nipples, feeling them harden and peak. I want to suck on them until she’s mindless. I want to lick every inch of her skin and watch her flush with desire.

    I wrap my arms around Sarah and lift her right off her feet. With a groan, my mouth is back to hers. Her small pretty hands cup my jaw as I carry her toward the bed. I stop against a wall on the way, knocking a frame sideways, lifting her leg in one hand and wrapping it around my hip so I can thrust against her.

    There’s so much I know—deviant, filthy, lovely moves. And I want to teach her every damn one.

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Emma Chase is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the hot and hilarious Tangled series and The Legal Briefs series. Emma lives in New Jersey with her husband, two children and two naughty (but really cute) dogs. She has a long-standing love/hate relationship with caffeine.

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Review – Damage Control by Lisa Renee Jones

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Damage Control by Lisa Renee Jones

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


“The only enemy I can’t fight is the one I don’t know.”

“There is no fight if they never know you.”

I just finished Damage Control by Lisa Renee Jones and I’m still UTTERLY SPELLBOUND…SPINNING from the suspense where I’m still SPEECHLESS!!! I’m in a DREAMY DAZE. I can’t think straight. This story has not released my soul that is still swimming in a sea of suspense. My heart is still furiously beating out of my chest, racing like an Olympic runner. My body is going through the motions, directed by my brain that is still under the spell of this story. My mind is not mine. Damage Control rendered me MIND-BLOWN!!!

Damage Control claimed and consumed me from the very first page. Mind racing. Feelings flowing. Eyes wide in anticipation. Heart beating out of my chest. My pulse pounded with each page as I felt the current of Damage Control flow through me. I was HIGH ON Damage Control, my drug. I could not get enough of this FIX.

I was EXCITED and ON EDGE as Damage Control pushed me to the edge, transporting me to another world where I was held in suspense, left in a stupor. This story slowly seduced me, word by word, weaving me into its spell. Damage Control leapt to life so vividly, as if I were watching a movie my head. This story bled into me; I was bound to Damage Control.

Shane Brandon is the white knight in a dark world, battling his feuding family for control of their corrupt empire before they all crash and burn. So many demons lurk in the shadows: his father, his brother, the mafia that is tied to his brother, and more.

The one beautiful angel in his life, Emily Stevens, is not who she seems: Her life is built on lies. Shane seeks to uncover the truth while Emily wants to run from the man who’s her hero.


“I don’t need you to be my hero.”

“Well, I’m going to be whether you like it or not.”

Emily wants to protect Shane like he wants to protect her, and she can’t let him delve into her twisted truth that is worse than the web of lies. 

“I don’t need to be protected from you. You need to be protected from me.”

Running away won’t stop Shane from protecting Emily, as he will catch her to keep her safe…at all costs. Emily is the best thing that’s happened to Shane and he won’t let her go without a fight. 

“I’ve got you.”

“But who has you, Shane?”

Emily wants to protect her hero as he’s protected her as both have demons ready to devour them. I loved her bravery as Emily is now Shane’s hero too! 

“You’re a drug to me. The only addiction, outside of success, I’ve ever had.”

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All alpha, I fell for Shane hard and fast. I LOVED THIS HERO!!! Shane is tough on the outside but tender at the core. 

“I might not own you.”

“But I own your pleasure.”

I SMOLDERED and SWOONED as Shane’s words of passion POSSESSED ME!!! I felt their chemistry COMBUST!!!

Emily is running from a past and hiding from the present that includes secrets that may destroy the one man she cares about: Shane. Shane is trying to save Emily, his family, and more. Lives are at stake as they may lay in the wake of mass destruction that may fall from deceit. Love may be the biggest victim in this crime. Shane is the conscience to his family’s corruption. Can he save Emily, them, and himself from destruction? 

His demons and mine are alive and well, two poison kisses.

Damage Control is smolder, scandal, and sin that seduces the senses while wrapping you in a web of suspense full of twists and turns, and blazes and burns. This is not just a story but an immersion into another world. A world that holds you powerless in its clutches, daring you to escape. Escaping this enthralling tale that possesses power over the reader isn’t easy. Trust me…I know.

This brilliant and breathless book BLEW ME AWAY!!! I could not put the mesmerizing mystery meets romance down! This story was my drug. My high. My hope. My adventure. My addiction. Damage Control captivated and claimed ALL OF ME.

Lisa Renee Jones is the queen of suspense! From Hard Rules to Damage Control, this series gets better and better! Lisa Renee Jones flawlessly executed Damage Control that ruled every piece of me. Damage Control will be hard to forget until I get my next…my final dose. UTTERLY INTOXICATING and INCREDIBLE, Damage Control is a hard act to follow!!! I bow to you, Lisa Renee Jones, for this movie in my head is still playing!!!

★★★★★★ masterful and mind-blowing stars

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The only thing more dangerous than a dark secret is a damaged heart…

Shane Brandon has been pushed to the brink, torn between his corrupt family and his explosive, all-consuming desire for Emily Stevens, who he now knows is not who, and what, she seems. Has he trusted the wrong person? Will she, not his brother Derek, be the ultimate destruction of his family Empire.

Emily tries to run from Shane, but he will stop her, confront her, force her to reveal all – one hot touch and kiss, at a time, under every intimate detail of who this woman is, and what she wants, is exposed. But as he tears away the dangers of the unknowns with the woman in his bed, and in his heart, The Martina Cartel, has set their sights on his company, his family, and the one piece of leverage they believe he won’t gamble with: Emily.

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“You make me remember I need to be good and right in my choices.”

“Do you ever question doing what is good and right?”

“There have been times when I felt like my hand was forced.”

“When you were a lawyer?”

“No,” I say. “I manipulated the law, as does every attorney, but I never broke it. I’m talking about when I’m with my family.”

“Did you go where they lead?”

“Not so far.”

“That sounds like you might.”

“I don’t want to be them.”

“You aren’t them. You don’t have to be them.”

“I know that,” I say. “But you just keep telling me so I don’t forget.” Her legs hit the bed frame and she grips my arms.

I lean into a kiss and she pulls back, her hand pressing on my chest. “Wait. Now it’s my turn to say talk to me. Are you okay?”

“Death happened. The one thing I can’t control. It’s not the night to push me to stop protecting you. Not tonight. Can you do that?”

“Yes. We can.”

“We,” I repeat, “and that word sounds as good on my tongue as I know you’re going to taste. I’m going to make love to you properly. The way I plan to many times in our future.” I reach down and untie her robe, letting it fall open; my fingers sliding underneath just far enough to tease her nipples. They pucker beneath my touch, and her lashes flutter, settling on her cheeks. “But when it’s over, I’m going to fuck you hard and fast again.”

I tug gently on her nipples and she bites her lips. “Look at me,” I order gently.

She opens her eyes, and there is desire in their depths, but there are shadows there too,. I do not think she intends for me to see doubt or uncertainty that wasn’t there before. That I do not like or wish to know ever again. I want it gone. Now. Tomorrow. Forever. I reach up and rip the silk tie from her robe, wrapping it around my hand, before I reach up and caress the robe off her shoulder, letting it tumble to the ground.

“Give me your hands,” I order, but it’s really a question: Does she still trust me?

She studies me for several beats, her eyes narrowing ever so slightly, and I do not know what she sees in mine, but she offers me her hands. I wrap the silk around her wrists then lean in close to her, my cheek against her cheek, my body touching her nowhere else. “Now you’re at my mercy.”

“Yes,” she agrees. “I am.”

“How do you feel about that?”

“Warm.”

My lips curve with the answer that is every bit the combination of sweet sexy honesty I’ve come to expect from her. “I’m going to make you warmer.”

“Promise?”

I go still with that question, which on the surface is innocent, but I wonder if it truly is or if it’s about those shadows in her eyes. “I promise,” I say. “And you know, I never—”

“Make a promise you don’t keep.”

“Exactly,” I say, and her reference to my previous words tells me that I am not the only one on a mission of trust, and I intend to deserve hers.

I bring my hands to just above her shoulders, letting them lightly touch her before beginning a slow caress downward. She makes a soft little sound that has my cock thickening and my blood running hot, but I won’t rush this. My lips follow, tracing a line down one of her arms, then the other. I lean and caress my lips over hers, a feather light touch that teases me, if not her.

I take her hands in mine, pressing them behind her head. “Hold them there, for me, so I can see all of you. Understand?”

“You intend to tease me incessantly,” she says, without so much as a hint of hesitation. “Yes. I understand.”

I wrap my arm around her waist and pull her naked body against me, my free hand on hers above her head, our mouths a breath apart. “I intend to lick every part of you, and then do it again, so yes. If that’s the definition of incessant teasing, then yes. I am going to tease you incessantly.” I close my mouth down on hers, my tongue licking into her mouth, a deep, hungry tasting I force myself to end far too quickly. “That was the beginning. Should I could continue?”

“Yes. Please.”

“Please,” I say. “I like that.”

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In addition to the success of Lisa’s INSIDE OUT series, she has published many successful titles. The TALL, DARK AND DEADLY series and THE SECRET LIFE OF AMY BENSEN series, both spent several months on a combination of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling lists. Lisa is presently working on a dark, edgy new series, Dirty Money, for St. Martin’s Press.

Prior to publishing Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by the Dallas Women’s Magazine. In 1998 Lisa was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.

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Review – Nova by Rebecca Yarros

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Nova by Rebecca Yarros

My rating: 6 of 5 stars

People who are meant to be together find their way back. They may take a few detours, but they’re never lost.

I LOVE SECOND-CHANCE ROMANCES SOOO MUCH! These love stories are my absolute favorites!!! Soul mates who have always loved each other are granted a do-over…another chance. There is no greater love like second-chance love, this special love that finds its way back to two broken souls, this special love that summons the soul…MY SOUL. Second-chance romances speak to my soul like no other love story, and oh did Nova by Rebeca Yarros speak to mine. Nova, the spellbinding and spine-tingling second-chance romance, was my heart…my soul…MY KRYPTONITE.

This heart-pounding and heartwarming romance claimed my heart from the start. My heart caught fire, a slow burn seeping into my soul, as Nova bled into me…becoming me. My emotions were amplified as I was ON EDGE, entangled around every part of Nova as this soul-searing story embedded itself into every part of me. A fusion of hope, heartbreak, and happiness swirled around in my head like a tsunami waiting to collide. My feels flooded all over this book…ALL OVER ME.

These characters claimed me, captivated me, and catapulted me into their lives. I lived this dare-devil adventure through these compelling characters…through Nova. I wanted to free-fall off a cliff into the sea, climb the tallest mountains, and float away with The Renegades crew…with Nova.

Landon ‘Nova’ Rhodes with his dark blond hair, green-blue-hazel eyes, ink, and body of a Greek God is fast and furious, a dare devil who snowboards like he owns the mountains. This professional snowboarder collect X Games medals like they are candy, and oh is he melt-worthy! Landon may be Casonova to the women who he conquers like those tall mountains, but only one woman has conquered his heart, and will forever hold his heart in her hands: Rachel.

Rachel Dawson, beautiful and petite with dark hair and dark eyes, gave her heart away to who she thought was the love of her life, until he shattered it to smithereens and never looked back. Landon Rhodes, oh how she wished she could get the supernova out of her head and heart. When Rachel lands on the ship where The Renegades, the X-Games competitors, are filming, Landon is more determined than ever to reclaim the woman who has always been his. 

Does she still hate me? I hope so. I deserved it. Lord knew I hated myself enough for the both of us. The problem with love was that once it was gone, there was no filing that hole, no substitute for that euphoria.

These words BROKE ME…so hopeless and heartbreaking. 

“You’re like a supernova – an explosion so bright no one can see past you.”



Now he was Casanova…and no longer mine.

I felt Rachel’s pain through the pages, oh was it heart-wrenching.

She could try to ignore me all she wanted, but somewhere under all that hatred and ice, she was still my Rachel….I just had to find a way to break through to her.

From beginning to end, oh did Landon POSSESS ME!!! This amazing alpha made me swoon and smolder. This man is pure perfection. Nova is PURE PERFECTION. I was owned by Landon. I WAS OWNED by Nova.

“You win this round. But I’ll win the war.”

My feels were at war, emotions rearing up to battle, as they threatened to explode…all over this soulful story…all over me. 

“That Rachel – the silly eighteen-year-old you said was your infinity – you killed her.”

Those heart-wrenching words hit my heart hard, a sword to my chest, as I felt the hurt everywhere.


“I loved you. I broke myself…You and I are inevitable, no matter who we hurt – even if it’s each other.”

I broke as I bled for both the hero and the heroine. Two broken souls who should be one. 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 clutched my soul, extracting every emotion. Beckoning me. Binding me. Becoming me.


“Rachel, don’t look at me like that.”

“Like what?”

“Like you used to.”

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Swoon collided with soreness, hurt fused with hope. The pain turned into promise as I melted all over pages, warmth seeping into my heart that was bleeding. Words of sweetness and nostalgia kissed me where I felt butterflies dancing in my belly, a feeling of hope, happiness, and freedom fused with love.

His mouth find mine, and I was home.

“It didn’t mean anything. The kiss.”

“Maybe to you.”

“To you?”

“Everything.”

My heart was hit so hard, it spun right into my soul. These words SHOOK MY SOUL!!!

Rachel and Landon are each other’s air. Each other’s heart. Each other’s hope. Each other’s salvation. Rachel is almost ready to take that leap again, no longer caring if she falls for she knows that Landon will catch her and keep her this time. 

In seconds she had rebuilt her walls that had taken me months to break down, and once again it was me who sliced her to the quick.

The painful past brings smoke, which causes Rachel and Landon to veer off course, possibly sending them into a collision where their rekindled love may crash and burn. Oh how these two broken hearts needed to be whole…one again. 

“You’re it. You’ve always been it.”

This line is EVERYTHING!!!

This explosive, emotional, and epic second-chance love story is EVERYTHING!!! I was ENRAPTURED with Nova This story held my heart in its hands from the start…hijacking it…hijacking me. I LOVED NOVA SO MUCH!!!

Nova is devastatingly beautiful and perfectly poignant, an explosion of emotions that penetrate the heart and soul. Oh did Nova a penetrate me EVERYWHERE! I was a prisoner to these passionate pages that pounded that passion straight through me. I was broken. I was breathless. I was branded. I became everything Nova.

This spellbinding and spine-tingling story surged through me like lightning where its touch was felt everywhere. OH THE FEELS!!! My feels were free-falling through this story. I felt every word I read in Nova where I rode this roller coaster of a romance, the adrenaline and angst coursing through me like a rush of wind…fast and furiously. I FELT EVERYTHING.

Nova is not simply a broken and beautiful romance; it’s a story about LIFE AND LIVING. It’s about taking that LEAP OF FAITH…LIVING FOR THE MOMENT…LIVING LIFE NOW. Rebecca Yarros is one of my favorite authors because you can feel her emotions through her wondrous words. EVERY WORD MATTERS that Rebecca Yarros writes: magical, meaningful, sweet, spirited, and soulful…just like her.

Every day is a new beginning. A chance to love. A chance to live. A chance to dream. A chance to do! We live through our actions. We live through our memories. Sometimes we live through stories. I lived and loved through Nova where I went on the emotional adventure of a lifetime—one of hope, heartbreak, and happiness. Nova, this beautiful and broken love story, will stay with me…to infinity and beyond.

★★★★★★ infinity and beyond stars

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synopsis

The only heart he wants is the one he already broke…

He’s Landon Rhodes.
The Renegade they call Nova.
Sinfully gorgeous, broody, tatted-up, professional snowboarder.
Four-time X Games medalist—
Full-time heartbreaker.

They say a girl broke him once—
That’s why he’s so reckless, so driven, so careless with his conquests.
But I’m that girl.
They can call me his curse all they want.
He and I both know the truth—
He’s the one who destroyed me,
And I’m not the sucker who will let that happen again.

***NOVA can be read as a standalone***

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Review- Paint The Stars by Christina Lee and Nyrae Dawn


My rating is 5 out of 5 stars
I absolutely loved this book and will hold it near and dear to my heart. Watching Ezra come out of his shell was absolutely breathtaking. Christina and Nyrae always give us the most beautiful stories and this was no exception. It was totally swoonworthy and worth every second spent reading it 


We’ve met Ezra in previous books and he is so closed off and unsociable. When he meets Dae, his life takes a turn that makes his very uncomfortable while at the same time curious. He gets lost in his painting and weed. That’s pretty much the extent of his life. He was burned so badly in the past that he is so closed off about any new relationships.


Dae is a free-spirited yoga instructor who loves to meditate. He is the complete opposite of Ezra. He will slowly get Ezra to open up and consume his every thought.


Slowly these two will develop something undeniable. They will weave their way into each other’s hearts and souls. Sure enough, the past comes back to haunt them and puts their relationship in jeopardy.


Take this beautiful journey with two souls that unite in the most beautiful way. Christina and Nyrae never disappoint. This is definitely a one click.



Ezra Greene has made a pretty decent life for himself. He has a nice apartment and spends his days doing the one thing he’s always loved—creating art. Despite being somewhat of a grumpy recluse, he’s even made a few loyal friends. When he takes a side job painting a mural at a local holistic center, he can’t help being curious about a certain friendly and self-assured yoga instructor, even if he doesn’t buy into any of that Zen crap. His holier-than-thou family already tried fitting him inside a box, and he swore he’d never be molded into anybody’s belief system again. 
For Daevonte Randall, adulthood has worked out pretty well. He’s close to his parents and lives with an awesome roommate. He’s content with weekend hookups, teaching yoga, and taking college courses. What he doesn’t expect is to be so intrigued by the brooding and reserved painter he’s been tasked to stay after hours with at the center. Something fascinates him about Ezra, even after Daevonte’s attempts at flirting gets him friend-zoned on the spot. 
As weeks pass, Ezra and Dae get to know each other, and soon their friendship catches fire. But Ezra’s been burned pretty badly before so trust and intimacy has to be earned. Daevonte feels up to the task, but it proves difficult as Ezra continues to keep his emotions in check. Dae’s only willing to wait so long, and when they’re dealt a surprising blow, Ezra needs to decide if love is worth the risk, that is…if it’s not too late. 

EXCERPT:
What do you usually do to relax?” I ask him. 

“Besides paint?” I nod and he continues, “You really want to know?”

“Nope.” I wink at him and he rolls his eyes. 

“Smoke weed.”

“Whew.” I tease him. “I thought it was going to be something bad by the way you were acting. Go get it. Let’s light that shit up.” I’ve never been a huge fan of weed. Not that I dislike it, because it can be fun, but it makes me giggle for a little while and pass out. I typically don’t want to just randomly pass out. 

“Okay.” He pushes off the counter, sets his coffee down, and disappears down the hallway. There’s some rustling in the other room. A moment later he’s back with a small loaded pipe in his hand. “You can have green,” he says, offering me the first hit. 

Our fingers brush when I take the pipe from his hand. He hesitates for a second, then nods at me as though he wants me to go ahead and put the pipe to my lips. I do. Instead of handing me the lighter, Ezra flicks the flame to life and then holds it over the weed. It crackles and pops and burns as I inhale, the smoke stinging my lungs and my throat. He pulls back, and I set the pipe down, and his eyes are burning me the same way the flame just did with the pot. My stomach flips, and he keeps looking, and holy fuck that was hot for some reason.  

He takes the pipe back, still watching. He puts it to his lips, still watching. He takes a hit, still watching. There’s something about the way Ezra looks at you. It’s as though he can see something in you no one else can. Like he looks deeper because it’s easier to look inside of someone else than to look inside himself. It makes me feel like he’s seeing things I didn’t know were there. Like he’s asking questions he can’t find the words to ask and like he’s trying to make sense of all of it himself. 

“Here,” he says before he hands the pipe back. I put it to my lips, and we continue on that way, him lighting for me and me passing the pipe back to him until the bowl is dusted. His eyes only briefly dart away from me from time to time, otherwise their searing stare is locked with mine. It’s the most intensely he’s looked at me since I met him.

“Wow,” I tell him. “I almost feel like I need a cigarette even though I don’t smoke them. I don’t know how all this works for you, but on my end, that was kind of hot.”

A laugh bursts out of Ezra’s mouth— it’s infectious and happy, and I realize it might be the most honest one I’ve ever heard from him. It makes me decide right then and there to do whatever it takes to make it happen again and again until it becomes a habit for him. That’s what friends are for, right?


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Nyrae Dawn
Nyrae Dawn can almost always be found with a book in her hand or an open document on her laptop. She couldn’t live without books—reading or writing them. Oh, and chocolate. She’s slightly addicted.
She gravitates toward character-driven stories. Whether reading or writing, she loves emotional journeys. It’s icing on the cake when she really feels something, but is able to laugh too. She’s a proud romantic, who has a soft spot for flawed characters, who make mistakes, but also have big hearts.
Whether she’s writing young adult, new adult, or adult you can always count on a healthy dose of romance from her books. She likes to tackle tough subjects, and believes everyone needs to see themselves in the stories they read. 
Nyrae is living her very own happily ever after in California with her gorgeous husband (who still makes her swoon) and her two incredibly awesome kids.
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Christina Lee:
Once upon a time, I lived in New York City and was a wardrobe stylist. I spent my days shopping for photo shoots, getting into cabs, eating amazing food, and drinking coffee at my favorite hangouts. 
Now I live in the Midwest with my husband and son—my two favorite guys. I’ve been a clinical social worker and a special education teacher. But it wasn’t until I wrote a weekly column for the local newspaper that I realized I could turn the fairytales inside my head into the reality of writing fiction. 
I write Adult, New Adult, and M/M Contemporary Romance. I’m addicted to lip gloss and salted caramel everything. I believes in true love and kissing, so writing romance novels has become a dream job. 
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Review- Must Fit The List by Becca Taylor

My rating is 6 out of 5 stars

Let me start by saying I LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH!! It was absolutely hilarious. I was reading it at work and was laughing so hard that tears were coming. Everyone was looking at me like I was crazy, but I could care less. I absolutely could not put it down. The second half is where it gets more serious and seriously sexy!

Cass has had her fair share of the worst dates possible. One guy after the other has something so completely and utterly  wrong with him. It could be disgusting or just plain weird, but these guys were duds. So, she starts a journal of everything she needs in a man. Then one day, that perfect man comes along and EVERYTHING changes.

I don’t want to tell you the male characters name because I don’t want to give any clues as to the mystery man is, but rest assured, he is PERFECT. I fell in love with him from the start. He is the ultimate alpha male that is sexy as sin and knows his way around a woman. 

These two characters hit it off so perfectly. The sexual chemistry was sinfully delicious. This book was just all.around perfect. I’m honored to have been able to review this and will now have this author a one click with no questions asked.

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by Allie Able and Becca Taylor 

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Have you ever wished you could create the world’s perfect man? A man to fulfill your every fantasy? A man who could walk off the pages of your favorite novel? Yeah. Well, so have I. 
After ten plus years of looking, I’ve had enough. My dating history is a joke, and I need to start from scratch. I’ve decided to design the man who will rock my world—on paper, anyway. I don’t know if he exists, but if he’s out there, I am determined to find him. If he doesn’t fit my list, he’s out. That’s the only catch. I’m not going to settle for anything less than perfect. 
Grab a glass of wine, some chocolate, and maybe even some chips, ladies, because we’re taking a trip down memory lane … Cass style.

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