Review – Shine On by Aden Lowe 

5 out of 5 stars

 Aden, I just have one thing to say!  I NEED MORE!!!!  This story will never be enough. I admit I struggled a little with getting used to the hillbilly slang but please, whatever you do do not give up on this book!  You will regret it This story turned out to be the sweetest love story from Aden. I loved absolutely everything about it and it makes me want to run and find my own Zeb. 
Humor, wit, sweetness, danger ; these are all present and accounted for. What more could you ask for in a good romance. It makes you think maybe there are still some amazing sincere guys left in this world. A man that will put himself directly in harms way for a complete stranger is all you could ever hope for. I really want more of this series pronto. 

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Family and tradition. 
That’s my life. 
But now, it’s all going to shit. My baby brother brings home big-city trouble. My sister brings home a big-city firebrand IN big trouble, who turns my world upside down and inside out. 
She makes me wish for things I can’t have, but I’ll be damned if I give anybody the power to hurt me like that again. 
Besides, I have to focus. Keep the family and tradition alive. 
Trouble is, I can’t get away from her scent. The sound of her voice. What the thought of her does to me.

When a nightmare comes to my life, my best friend rescues me and takes me home to her old-fashioned family. 
It’s like stepping into a different world, but her older brother almost makes it better. Then he turns into an arrogant ass of a caveman. 
If I didn’t desperately need the help, I would leave. 
No, I would not miss the infuriating things Zeb says and does. 
Not one bit. 
Even if he is hot, in a primitive sort of way. 
He confuses me, going from concerned and sweet, to hot, to cold as ice.
I can’t get involved anyway—not with the wounds of the last time literally still healing—and he’s busy trying to hold onto a dying way of life.

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“Let me help.” Startled, she stiffened, then let her arms go around my neck. “I’m Zeb, by the way.” Her unruly hair tickled my neck and chest, reminding me I hadn’t bothered with a shirt.

“Gabriella. I’m okay to walk.”

“And I’m okay to carry you.”

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Bad Habit by Charleigh Rose 


That’s my first choice of word when I try to sum up my read of this book. I DEVOURED it whole. Hell, from start to finished this book DEVOURED me. Piece by piece this story plucked at my heart and soul and buried itself, incredibly deep. I couldn’t get enough. What Charliegh Rose has done here is nothing short of magnificent and I loved every single second!

Everything in the book works. From the sizzling love/hate chemistry to the broken and devastating emotions the characters have. It was hard NOT to feel while reading this book. At times I think I felt too much. Bad Habit cut me open, spilt hot, raw pain and destruction in me and then slowly, beautifully sewed me back up. I can still feel the heat and the pain but this wild feeling of happiness is also too strong to ignore.

Bad Habit. Asher Kelley. Briar Vale. Are tremendous. Charliegh Rose, I bow down to your creativeness!


I was infatuated with Asher Kelley the moment he came tumbling through my brother’s window five years ago. 

Even bruised and bloodied, he was the most beautiful boy I’d ever seen. 

We couldn’t ever be together. 

I was too young, and he was too untouchable. 

He was too troubled, and I was too naive. 

But the heart is rebellious, and mine decided it didn’t care about any of those things. 

As I got older, harmless flirting turned to stolen moments in dark corners. 

Until one day, he was gone without a trace. 

Now, three years later, he’s back. 

Callous and cruel. 

He’s my brother’s best friend. My parents’ worst nightmare. 

I should hate him. 

But like a Bad Habit, I can’t quit him. 


I was drawn to Briar Vale from the first time she looked up at me with stars in her big, blue eyes. 

She was just a kid, nothing but elbows and knees, but she was the most beautiful creature I’d ever seen. 

We could never be together. 

I was too old and she was too off limits. 

She was too good and I was too fucked up. 

Eventually, the temptation became too much to resist. 

I risked everything for a kiss and she betrayed me. 

Three years have passed and I’m forced to see her again, but now she’s all grown up. 

She’s my best friend’s baby sister. My downfall. 

I hate her for what she did. 

But she’s always been my drug of choice.



Review – Mr. North by Callie Hart

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This story fascinated me from the very beginning and once I started this story, it held on until I reached the very end. This was a love story full of intrigue, twists and turns. This book had moments of sweetness, only to be countered with moments of confrontation. There were revelations that made my mouth drop, and under all of that were two people that managed to find all that they needed in each other. Still before Beth and Raph could find their happiness, these two would have to struggle through isolation, fears, and lies. An epic game of chess with hearts at stake.

I loved every single minute of it.

Beth Dreymon has her heart set on the law. It has been a dream even though the cost of her education has almost drained her. When she’s presented an opportunity to earn enough money to get through the final moments of school before the bar exam, it seems to good to be true. What man wants someone to come to his house only to play a game of chess and then pay so much money for the chance? The story only gets more complex when Beth’s opponent is none other than the elusive and very sexy Raphael North.

Raph is sexy. Smart. A strategist and technological genius. He’s given his money to charity and lent his name to worthy causes. But he’s a man with deep secrets, eccentricities and needs. He needs company in his ivory tower. He needs the touch of a woman – a real woman who will see Raph for Raph. From the moment he he sees Beth standing in the anteroom to his home, he is moved by her. She stands up to him. She calls him out on his mess and she doesn’t let the fact that he’s Raphael North change the way she plays chess. He wants her and the relationship builds. A slow burn, yes, but there is no denying the chemistry that these two have. Soon, she wants him wants more from the shuttered billionaire. As much as Raphael knows he needs to stay away from the young up and coming lawyer, he can’t shake her, but Raph’s past will make a future between the couple very, very difficult.

This book is not for everyone. The story line is complex. It’s not Callie’s typical story. That’s what makes this story so unique. This isn’t the normal Seth, Rebel, Michael book. This isn’t even Calico. This is dark, unexpected and uncomfortable. This is twisty, topsy turvy and edgy. I kept reading because I wanted to see the end and while I hoped so much for a happily ever after, I would have accepted this book even if there wasn’t one. This book was an incredible read.

Fantastic, Callie!


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Law student Beth Dreymon is out of money and struggling hard. If she wants to finish her degree, she’s going to have to earn some money and fast. When she learns of an exciting opportunity—playing chess with New York’s most elusive billionaire—the offer sounds too good to be true. Reassured the offer is legit, Beth gets her game face on and prepares to geek out…

Only, when she steps foot into Raphael North’s luxurious penthouse, the rulebook goes flying out of the floor-to-ceiling windows. North is beautiful and damaged—a terrible temptation—and he has his sights set on winning Beth over. He’s just a job, though. A job Beth needs in order to make ends meet. If she plans on making her life in New York work, she needs to keep her eye on the prize. The road to hell is paved with good intentions, however, and it isn’t long before Beth finds herself entangled in Raphael’s world of dark desire.





Beth should run from the devastatingly attractive blue-eyed devil, but Mr North has other ideas…and he’s about to make his next move.

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Raphael North stands on the other side of the abnormally thick glass. He’s dressed in a plain dark blue t-shirt, and a pair of washed out blue jeans. His feet are completely bare. His hair is even darker than it was in his picture, if that’s at all possible. Almost curly, too. It’s then that I realize it’s wet—he must have just gotten out of the shower. There are small dark patches on his t-shirt where water has obviously soaked through the material.

He turns those startling vivid green eyes on me and I’m breathless all over again. It feels like I’m tumbling over some steep cliff face, a weightless sensation turning my stomach over as I fall. Inside, I’m back to wanting to flee the building. Externally, I’m praying to deities of faiths and religions all over the world that I don’t look like I’m about to slump in an unconscious mess on the floor right in front of him. My top lip begins to twitch—something that only happens when I’m really, really anxious. Without thinking, I press my fingertips to my mouth, as if I can put a halt to the twitching by touch alone. A strange look passes over Raphael’s face. A slight movement at the corner of his mouth. I can’t decide if it’s displeasure or amusement. Either way, the reaction is fleeting, barely noticeable at all, and then his face is a blank mask again. He places his hand on a curved silver handle on the other side of the door, and then pulls it toward him, opening it. There are no barriers now. Nothing standing between myself and a man whispered and gossiped about by an entire city. Screw that, an entire nation. I’m in an enviable position right now, but I’d gladly thank the universe if the ground opened up and swallowed me whole.

The first words Raphael North speaks to me will haunt me until the day I die. He angles his head ever so slightly to one side, then says, “Your toenail polish is chipped, Ms. Dreymon.”

Lord have mercy. His voice is deep but soft. It has no hard edges, but at the same time his tone is overflowing with self-confidence and command.

“I’m sorry, I…wasn’t aware of your no-shoe policy.”




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Review – Reclaim Me by Alex Grayson 

5 out of 5 stars

 Alex has blown me away with another incredible book in what is turning out to be a series that is beyond incredible. You will be completely captivated and craving one more page until you finish. Yes, she definitely tackles unpleasant issues, but she does it wonderfully. Unfortunately these awful things, like date  rape happen and Alex brings light to these things. She shows depth lives and relationships can be ruined, but most importantly that they can be mended. 
Yes, this book can be a trigger, but it’s definitely a book that I highly recommend if you are able to get past that. I personally have no issue with these things in a book because they happen in real life and there’s nothing we can do about it. To me, it just makes for a more emotional book that connects you intimately with the characters. I can’t wait to read the last 2 books in this series, especially Andrew’s book which is next! 

 Enduring the ultimate betrayal on her eighteenth birthday by the one person she loves most in the world, Mia Walker is no longer the innocent, sweet, young woman she used to be. She is now cold and hard, letting no one get close to her heart, except family.

Mackai (Mac) Weston sees the changes in Mia on a daily basis. He knows he is the reason Mia is now the way she is. Never given the chance to explain what really happened that night so long ago, Mac is determined to make Mia finally listen and reclaim what was always his.

When the truth finally comes out, danger shows its ugly face. There are people in Jaded Hollow that do not want Mac and Mia together. They are willing to do what ever it takes to keep them apart.

Will Mac be strong enough to overcome temptation, even when the odds are against him? Will Mia forgive Mac when she realizes things weren’t what they seemed ten years ago?

**WARNING! This book contains content like rape, drugs, and hard situations that may trigger bad memories for those that have been in similar situations. Not suitable for anyone under 18.***

 How far will one man go – and how many obstacles will he overcome – to try and reclaim the love of his life?

As part of The Jaded Series by Alex Grayson, Reclaim Me is available exclusively on Amazon and may be read and enjoyed as a standalone by all lovers of dark romance!


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Originally a southern girl, Alex now lives in Ohio with her husband, two children, two cats and dog. She loves the color blue, homemade lasagna, casually browsing real estate, and interacting with her readers. Visit her website,, or find her on social media!

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Review – Trading Yesterday by Kahlen Aymes 

6 out of 5 stars

 6 stars but deserving of the galaxy 
I have read so many amazing books this year so it gets hard to pick a favorite. Halfway through this book though and I knew I had my top read of this years in my hands. I couldn’t put it down. It was perfect in every way. The angst, emotions  tears, pounding heart, and unconditional love was everything you could ever dream for in a book. This book will truly remain in my heart for all of eternity. I knew I would love this book,  but I had no idea how hard I would fall. 
I really don’t want to go too much into detail about what happens in the book because it will ruin your reading experience a bit. You really will just become fully immersed in Chase and Teagan’s world and feel every emotion that they experience throughout this whole journey. It can definitely be heartbreaking and you absolutely need tissues. I promise it is more than worth it in the end. 
To me, there is nothing better than being completely owned by such and emotional and real story such as Kahlen has so graciously gifted us with. This is definitely one you will surely regret if you don’t move it to  the top of your TBR. You’re heart will he bursting at the seams by the end. I promise. 

 Something inside me snapped.

“Chase, I need you.  Please, come.”

Teagan’s words screamed from the screen of my phone. My heart started pounding and I started to sweat. I felt like I might pass out as I was sucked into a vortex of emotions and memories I’d tried desperately to forget.

Teagan Tessler was the love of my life. My professional soccer career was a big part of the future we planned to have together, but an offer with Arsenal, one of England’s premier soccer teams, sent me to London a year ahead of schedule. Just months after I left, Teagan betrayed me with my best friend without an explanation.  I was completely and utterly destroyed.

Six years later, I can finally breathe again and my professional and personal life is in a good place; but, now this.  I’d  have to be insane to even consider ripping open those old wounds, but whatever she needed, it had to be huge.

The truth of my feelings resonated: I should shut off the phone and forget her forever, but my traitorous heart told me to get on a plane, no questions asked.

One decision can ruin your life… Maybe another one can save it.

From USA Today bestselling author, Kahlen Aymes, Trading Yesterday is a sexy roller coaster of emotion, ultimate loss, desperate longing, betrayal and forgiveness that will restore your faith in unconditional love.  You’ll be left gasping for more!  The Remembrance Trilogy readers will love this book.


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 USA Today bestselling author, Kahlen Aymes, writes HOT romance in New Adult, Adult Contemporary, and Erotica genres. Her books bring to life strong and sassy heroines & swoon-worthy, panty dropping alpha males! She is a master at making her readers FEEL as if they are living within the pages.

Kahlen has been on several bestseller lists including Barnes & Noble, Amazon Top 100 Paid at #2, Smashwords, Publisher’s Weekly, iBooks, and USA Today! She has won multiple awards for writing and has a BSBA in Marketing & Business Administration.

She is an avid reader, baker, roller skater and karaoke singing single mother of one daughter and two golden retrievers. 

When she isn’t writing she loves interacting with her readers! 

Count on Kahlen to deliver strong, relatable characters, deep and detailed plots, and emotion overflow! 




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Review – Embrace The Fire by Felice Stevens 

5 out of 5 stars

 It’s no secret that I have so much love for this series. Book one was in my top reads of last year list. This series was so full of love and family. It also shows that family isnt only those related by blood. It goes way deeper. Seeing these 3 men who were adopted and all lost each other throughout the years come together and show that there is such a strength that can come from love, is one of the most incredible things. In a world filled with so much hate and evil,  Felicie has shown us what ready unconditional love truly is and makes you desire more of it in your life. 
The narration for the audio version is powerful and shows depth of emotions covered in this beautifully told story. The voice was soothing and easy to listen to. I love when I hit narrator gold!  He truly brought beauty to another Felice Stevens masterpiece.

 Embrace the Fire

Through Hell and Back Series, Book 3

Felice Stevens

M/M Romance

Release: 03.24.17

Audio Release: 10.31.17

 Narrator: Kale Williams

Listening Length: 9 hours and 42 minutes

Cover Design: Reese Dante

Cover Photo: Varian Krylov/ Strangeland Photography

 Brandon Gilbert has spent years in hiding, but he’s finally accomplished his dream of working as a public school teacher. When offered the chance to help bullied children, there was no way he could say no. Not to mention that meeting Dr. Tash Weber, the psychiatrist who helps them, a sad yet sexy older man, ignited a spark inside Brandon he’d never had before.

Though five years have passed since the death of his lover, Dr. Sebastian “Tash” Weber has no interest in relationships or love. But young, enigmatic Brandon awakens his heart and his desire. Despite Tash’s best efforts to push him away, Brandon unlocks the passion for life Tash thought he’d lost forever.

Falling in love wasn’t part of the plan for either Brandon or Tash, but neither family disapproval nor self-doubts can stop them from embracing the fire that burns between them. And when Brandon returns home to fight for a future he never imagined possible, he and Tash discover that the one thing worth fighting for has been with them all along.

 “Care to tell me what’s wrong?” Brandon zipped up his jacket.

“You don’t know? All weekend I’ve been deluding myself. We were caught up in this bubble we created, but now? Now that I have to come face-to-face with your brothers and Gage.” Tash shook his head. “I don’t know if I can do this.”

Heart beating madly, Brandon swallowed. “Can’t do what?” Don’t do this, please; don’t hide yourself away.

“Us. You, me. We’re at different places in our lives. You’re starting out, and with Ash and Luke, you have a whole new world open to you—places to explore and new people to meet.”

Tash unbuckled his seat belt and opened the car door but didn’t get out. “I’m the opposite. I’m ready to settle down. I’m not interested in nightlife and the latest scene. I can’t and won’t ask you to give it all up.” Tash climbed out of the car and slammed the door.

The hell he says. If Tash thought he’d simply state his opinions like God and proclaim what Brandon should do with the rest of his life, he was in for a fight. He wrenched open the door. “I’m not giving anything up. I was never into that.” Brandon slammed the car door behind him with a vicious thump. “Who do you think you are? You say you don’t want to be with me, yet you then get the right to lay out my life in neat little puzzle pieces so it all comes perfectly together as you see fit.”

Tash had stopped in his tracks but didn’t turn around. Hopeful that was a sign he was at least listening, Brandon continued.

“Sure we were in a bubble; it was wonderful this weekend, beautiful and amazing.” He advanced on Tash and stood before him. “Don’t think I don’t know, maybe better than anyone, how something so perfect and magical can be ripped away with no warning.” He put a hand on Tash’s shoulder, hoping Tash wouldn’t move away from him. “And now the hard stuff begins—reality and all the trouble that comes with it. But aren’t you willing to try? See where this journey takes us?”

“Brandon, you’re—”

“Don’t say it. I’ll tell you what I am. I’ve been homeless and hungry. I’ve lived on the streets with rats, not knowing where I would sleep at night. Do you think I’m looking for a man whose only interest is a twenty-dollar glass of wine and where the next party is?”

Tash said nothing, and Brandon had no more strength to argue. Besides, they were at the clinic to do a job. Last time he’d screwed up by running out, and he’d be damned if he’d do it again.

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 Felice Stevens has always been a romantic at heart. While life is tough, she believes there is a happy ending for everyone. She started reading traditional historical romances as a teenager, then life and law school got in the way. It wasn’t until she picked up a copy of Bertrice Small and became swept away to Queen Elizabeth’s court that her interest in romance novels was renewed.

But somewhere along the way, her reading shifted to stories of men falling in love. Once she picked up her first gay romance, she became so enamored of the character-driven stories and the overwhelming emotion there was no turning back.

Felice lives in New York City with her husband and two children. Her day begins with a lot of caffeine and ends with a glass or two of red wine. Although she practices law, she daydreams of a time when she can sit by a beach and write beautiful stories of men falling in love. Although there is bound to be some angst along the way, a Happily Ever After is always guaranteed.






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Review – Wicked Torture by J. Kenner


Wicked Torture by J. Kenner

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Second chance romances are my WEAKNESS!!! There is nothing as passionate and powerful than two former lovers rekindling that flame and two broken souls becoming whole again. Pair a second-chance romance with J. Kenner’s seductive writing and you have some serious KRYPTONITE!!! J Kenner’s sensual, sweet, and suspenseful second-chance romance, Wicked Torture, was MY KRYPTONITE. This is story is one with the UTMOST of SECOND CHANCES, a second chance at both life and love.

Wicked Torture by J. Kenner is just WOW!!! This story EXCEEDED MY EXPECTATIONS from the very first page and never stopped wowing me. The Prologue pulled me in—so powerful, so emotional, so EVERYTHING!!!

I should have never let him get close enough to break my heart. But I did, and now he’s back.

After the Prologue that tore at my heart where it instantly bled for the heroine, Wicked Torture continued to draw me in—my heart beating to the tune to this tale—and didn’t stop. My HEART RACED the whole time reading. I DEVOURED this torturous tale. I was OBSESSED with this romance!!!

I’m not over him. I’ll probably never be over him.

Noah is a tall, built, and sexy wealthy tech genius who is broken, his heart still beating for the woman whose heart he crushed, Kiki. Noah is intense and insanely hot and I could not help but MELT!!! Beautiful Kiki has bounced back from heartbreak but only one man can heal her heart completely. 

”There’s no ‘thing’ between us.”

“The hell there isn’t.”


Wicked Torture BLEEDS ANGST, the sweetest torture. Fireworks ignite from these former flames as the words fused with fire. 

”I want this, and I think you want it, too.”

Kiki and Noah are the perfect match. This hero and heroine were made for each other. I felt their chemistry and love. I felt their connection surge through the pages. The sexual tension and poignant past between Kiki and Noah GRIPPED ME HARD!!! Just PERFECTION!!!

”I have to have you. I have to taste you.”

From my years of devouring this amazing author’s work, I’ve learned several things: A J. Kenner romance is not a story but a SHEER SEDUCTION! As such, this writer’s words always make me sink into her stories. I will ALWAYS ADORE and will FOREVER DEVOUR the Starks and their empire of friends and family. I’m devoted to this Stark network, one where I’m hopelessly in love.

Wicked Torture is my new favorite book in J. Kenner’s Stark World series!!! J. Kenner expertly weaves a sweet, sensual, and suspenseful tale of second-chance love. Wicked Torture is DEEP with emotional layers. I LOVE how these characters are connected, each weaving an intricate layer into the story from the hero and heroine former characters in the Stark world, where everyone adds unique element to the storyline. Every character matters. That TWIST?!!? That twist is one you won’t see coming but one that was the BEST TORTURE…so MASTERFUL!!!

This love story is a SLOW BURN that blazes straight to the heart. Wicked Torture is a COMPELLING story of second-chance love with an INTENSITY that kept me paralyzed to every word. Wicked Torture is just so SENSUAL and SOULFUL!!! I LOVED EVERY WORD and EVERYTHING!!! This is second-chance romance at ITS BEST—a book that BLEW ME AWAY!!! 

”You never left my heart.”

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Sometimes, it feels so damn good to be bad …

From New York Times and #1 International bestselling author J. Kenner, the first in an all new series of fast-paced, provocative novels centering around the ambitious, wealthy, and powerful men who work in the glamorous and exciting world of the Stark International conglomerate … and the sexy and passionate women who bring them to their knees.

Outwardly, Noah Carter is riding high as the tech world’s hottest new genius. Inside, he’s still reeling from the abduction of his wife and baby daughter eight years ago, and then the devastating discovery of his child’s body. For years, he kept up hope that his wife was alive, but now that she’s been declared legally dead, he’s thrown himself even more deeply into his work, cutting himself off from emotional ties because they just hurt too damn much.

Then he meets Kiki Porter, an eternal optimist with a killer work ethic and dreams of fronting a band. And everything changes. Even though he tries his damnedest to fight it…

Sexually, they are combustible together. But their true fire is emotional, though it is a slow to burn. But once it lights, it is all consuming. The relationship grows emotionally, the sex is hot, things are good.

But just when it’s looking like they might have a real future together, the past comes back to haunt them. And Noah’s going to have to decide what he’s willing to give up for love …



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Review – Love On The Edge Of Time by Julie Richman 

5 out of 5 star

 Wow, Julie. Just wow! I have never read a book  that even comes close to what Julie has pulled off.  This is definitely a book you will NEVER forget. My suggestion is to go in with an open mind and really absorb everything you read.

Prepare to go on a journey like no other. Watching two souls come together lifetime after lifetime. 

 Love on the Edge of Time, an all-new stand-alone story about a love too great to be bound by time, from Julie A. Richman is LIVE!

Love on the Edge of Time by Julie A. Richman

Publishing Date: November 13th, 2017

He likes whiskey and wild women

She likes Ben & Jerry’s

He’s about to get kicked out of his own band

She ate her way off the Miss America pageant circuit

What could these two possibly have in common?

A psychiatrist

A lot of unresolved issues

A whole bunch of shared lifetimes

And a love that is never-ending

As bad boy rocker, Jesse Winslow, and former pageant queen, Kylie Martin, each fight the demons screwing up their lives, the one person who holds the key to healing their ills and reuniting two souls that have searched for one another, lifetime after lifetime, is the only one who knows the whole truth.

And keeping that truth from them may just be in preeminent psychiatrist Dr. Claire Stoddard’s best interests.

Claire has committed the ultimate sin in the medical world. She’s fallen for the one man she’s forbidden to love.

Her patient, Jesse Winslow.

And she’s not about to lose him to Kylie Martin… Again.

 This time he didn’t text. He just called, waking her at two-fifteen a.m.

“Bare-ly dressed again tonight?”

Her laugh, filled with sleep was gruff. “Barely dressed every night.”

“What exactly do you have on?”

“A pink tank top and pink silk bikini.”

“Take them off,” he ordered.

“Excuse me,” there was an element of surprise in Kylie’s voice.

“You heard me. Take them off. Now.” Just hearing rustling on the other end of the line, he could feel his cock stiffen and it felt damn good after all this time. Baby, I’m back, he thought.

“We’re having phone sex? But, Jesse, we haven’t even kissed yet,” her protest was weak. And even she knew it.

“Yes, we’re having phone sex, and when I get back to New York, we’re going to do a lot more than kiss. You’ve friend-zoned me, Toots, and I’m busting out.”

Kylie was smiling on her end of the phone. Friend-zoned Jesse Fucking Winslow? Was he serious? “Nobody puts Jesse in a friend-zone,” she couldn’t help herself.

“Are they off?” He totally ignored her joke.


“What was that?” he asked, his voice gruff and serious.

“Yes, they’re off.”

“Okay, spread your legs, and with your phone, take a picture of your pussy for me.”

“Seriously?” She knew she was blushing in the dark.

“Take the picture, Kylie.”

“Okay, but if you sell this to the paparazzi, I will kill you.” There was a rustling sound, then, “Oh, my God, I can’t believe I’m doing this.”

He laughed.

“Okay, here it comes. I hope it’s photogenic. It would be really embarrassing to have a non-photogenic pussy.”

Pulling the phone from his ear to look, Kylie could hear his moan, exciting her even more.

“So photogenic, Toots, just like the rest of you. And I love the red landing strip. It’s so hot. Oh, man, I love this. Spread your legs wider and use one hand to spread your lips open for me and send me another.”

Following his directions, she did as he requested.

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  I must’ve been 5 or 6 when I started writing “stories”. I would write them and hide them.

Not wanting anyone to see my “secret” thoughts. I needed to write – even back then. Now I’m just not hiding them anymore. Is that a sign of maturity? Nah…

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I am a big believer in signs and if we keep ourselves open, there are guideposts all along the way. Stay humble. Be true. Be you.

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Review – St. Helena Getaway by LK Collins

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LK Collins shows her softer, sweeter side with a just a tiny touch of dirty thrown in for good measure in this quick trip to St. Helena and the wine country of California.

Hope has been running from everything – her past, her hurts, and definitely the ex that broke her confidence and belief in love. Since leaving Portland, Oregon, Hope has been filled with wanderlust simply trying to find the place that she calls home. As a freelance journalist she can work anywhere and has. Her wondering leads her back to the place that she lost the most important person in her world – her mother. But sometimes you truly cannot go home. Loaded with her mother’s prized laptop, Hope heads to St. Helena and encounters a man named Chase who will change her life.

I did so love Chase’s case of insta-love. It was magic from the time he locked eyes on Hope. There was no slowing down once these two kissed. It was as sweet as it was steamy and I had so much fun falling for these two. Hope has had so much heartache – from the death of her mother to the ending of her relationship with a man she believed was her forever. The happily ever after she and Chase catches is very well earned.

Now as for that brother of Chase’s? Colt, oh you bad boy! I cannot to read your story! Great job, LK!

4.5 Wine Country Stars!

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For Hope Allanis, life has always been filled with regret. The decisions she’d made have put her into bad situation after bad situation. Leading right up to this moment. With the open interstate in front of her, she drives away from the life she once knew. Needing to get away from this place, from this life, and most of all . . . from him. But when her journey on the open road takes Hope to California’s wine country, it feels different.

For the first time in forever, it feels right.

Chase Hayes has searched for the purpose of life for as long as he can remember. Now, with Hope in town and their instant connection, he feels like he might have found it. The problem is, St. Helena is just another stop for Hope along her journey, not her forever, or is it?

Will Hope’s St. Helena getaway lead to the place she can finally settle down and call home, or will it be just another X on the map marked with regret?

*This novella is part of Marina Adair’s St Helena Vineyard kindle world*

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“Hope!” he yells my name, his desperate words piercing my ears as I slam our front door closed. My blood is boiling in a way it never has before, my emotions all over the place, fighting between anger and rage. Everything I was once so sure of, now all washed away because of one decision he made.

Getting into my car, I shut the door and look back at our house. There had been so much promise behind those walls. No, we don’t own it, but we had plans. Plans to one day get married and start a family there.

My knuckles are tight around the steering wheel as I remember actually why that dream just died. Betrayal is a nice way to describe it. I grip harder, wanting to take my anger out on something, pretending as if it’ll solve my problems even though I know it won’t. There is not a thing that will solve or fix this.

As I drive away, my eyes keep glancing to the rear view mirror, to the house I just stormed from, to the house I will never step foot in again. He lied to me beautifully and had done it for so long that I think he believed what he was doing was okay. I don’t think he realized it wasn’t okay until I caught him and all the lies came crashing out into the open.

God, I had not been anything but a puppet in his game of life.

Well, not anymore.

Anxious to get away from this place, this city, this life . . . from it all, I turn onto the onramp for the interstate and don’t want to ever look back.

My mom’s voice rings in my head, “Please don’t go, Hope.” I should’ve listened to her and never left in the first place. If I had, this never would have happened.

It is one of the last things she ever said to me before she had the massive stroke that took her from this world and from me. Her words and panic over my moving away with a man I’d barely known now make so much sense. Had she known how horrible of a man Mitch was and that I’d end up heartbroken? Probably. She also probably stayed silent because she knew I wouldn’t have listened.

Or had she begged me to stay because she had known her time was short? I didn’t know if that was something a person knew or not, but I sometimes wondered if my mother had a feeling deep inside her and that was why she wanted me to stay so badly.

Regardless, nothing is going to bring her back, and nothing is going to change what Mitch did.

My cell phone rings, and when I glance down to see his name and deceitful face across the screen, I roll my window down and impulsively toss the phone out. It bounces against the pavement of the highway. Belatedly, I glance to my mirrors, worried about a car having to swerve to avoid flying projectiles. Thankfully, since it’s so late, there aren’t any other cars around.

Pressing harder on the pedal, I wish I could go home. I wish I could crawl into my mother’s arms, but I can’t. My current destination is unknown, and even with the fear of having nowhere to go, the farther away I get from Portland, the better I feel. Ever since moving there to be with Mitch, something inside me hadn’t felt right.

God, what I’d do to feel right in my own skin again.

I should’ve listened not only to my mom but also to that feeling deep in the pit of my stomach. If I had, maybe then I wouldn’t be in the pain I am now.



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LK Collins is the naughty alter ego for the husband-and-wife duo behind multiple bestselling and international bestselling novels. This real-life couple is downright dirty in the bedroom, which bleeds through the pages of their steaming hot stories. While LK writes the books, Mr. Collins, the tattooed god himself, is the mastermind behind so much of the page-turning sexiness.

If you are looking for a scorching read with chemistry so intense it jumps off the pages, then an LK novel is for you. From standalones to series, their stories will have you blushing and panting, ready to reread them the moment you’ve finished. The heroes are alpha, demanding, filthy-talking men that will do anything for their girl…or to get them.


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Review – Deal Breaker by Tara Leigh 

5 out of 5 stars

 Another successful book by Tara Leigh. I really enjoyed book 1 in this series and was so excited to get book 2. They can be read as standalones,  so don’t worry if you haven’t read book 1 yet. Though I do recommend you read it at some point just because its really good! 
Nixie and Nash are a set of feisty characters. Nixie is a little spitfire and Nash is your typical domineering alpha who eventually falls casualty to a woman!  The fire between these two makes the book that much better. Watching them go through all that they do and eventually come out on the right side with those walls torn down is so fulfilling. There is drama, sugar,  and spice waiting for you. 
Tara is definitely a new author that is making her mark in this book world one page at a time and I’m so honored to read her words. I look forward to more amazing reads. 

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Nash is Wall Street, Nixie is Williamsburg. In DEAL BREAKER, the next standalone installment of Tara Leigh’s Billionaire Bosses series, these two opposites definitely attract. When lust becomes love, will their untamed emotions be a deal breaker? Fans of Keeland and Ward’s STUCK UP SUIT and Lauren Blakely’s MOST VALUABLE PLAYBOY will devour this smart and steamy marriage of convenience romance. 

Title: Deal Breaker

Author: Tara Leigh

Release Date: November 14, 2017

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press, SWERVE

Series: Billionaire Bosses #2

Genres: Romance

Format: Digital


Nixie Rowland is having a bad day. Rushing home to drown her sorrows in ice cream and reality television, she decides to take a shortcut to the subway where things take a turn for the worst. But Nixie’s bad luck doesn’t end there—the white knight who comes to her rescue is none other than the Dark Knight of Wall Street, a cocky Manhattan mogul whose ego barely fits inside his penthouse. To her horror, Nixie discovers the sizzling attraction between them is off the charts, and rising fast. Spending the night in his bed does nothing to lower the heat… And everything to set her heart on fire. 

Nash Knight doesn’t have room in his life, or his heart, for anything beyond one-night stands or casual flings. And he certainly doesn’t make a habit of rescuing damsels in distress. Except that this particular damsel slips beneath his armor, the vulnerability she covers with a false show of bravado hitting him somewhere deep. Nixie is everything he never wanted… And exactly what he needs.

With Nixie on the run from a controlling ex, and Nash trying to salvage a business deal at risk because his conquests in the bedroom are overshadowing his wins in the boardroom, there’s one simple solution for them both: a marriage in name only. But when lust becomes love, will their untamed emotions be a deal breaker?

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 “Can I have my clothes now?” My throat was so tight, each word emerged strangled.


No? I’d swallowed my pride to sound appreciative, practically begging for my clothes back, and he had the gall to say no? Who the hell did this guy think he was?

Beneath the covers, an indignant shiver trembled through me. I couldn’t see much in the dark room, but I assumed he was the same man who’d come running into the alley last night. The memory of him was permanently ingrained in my brain. Tall, at least a foot taller than me, with close cropped dark hair and olive skin. Pale green eyes that sat above high cheekbones, fringed by long eyelashes that didn’t soften his hard edges one bit. “Listen, if you’re expecting some kind of open-armed, grateful—”

“From you?” He made a noise that sounded like a snort. “I’m getting the feeling you don’t do grateful.”

I winced, taken aback by the blunt honesty of his observation. “I never asked you to come running into the alley after me.”

“So you’re not glad I did?”

With my track record, of course I wouldn’t wind up with a run-of-the-mill good samaritan. No, instead I fell into the hands of a cocky jerk with extra time on his hands, looking for an appreciative female to stroke his ego. “How do you know I wouldn’t have been just fine on my own?”

“You’re right. I don’t.” His swift capitulation surprised me, and I sagged back against the pillow. “Next time you have your head in the clouds and don’t notice two thugs hot on your tail, looking to rob or rape you, probably both, I’ll let you take your chances.”

“Fine. All hail the conquering hero. Happy now?”

“Are you admitting that you needed my help?”

So damned smug. “Listen, we can debate my self-defense capabilities all day—”

“Night. It’s the middle of the night.”

“Whatever. All night, all day. There’s no difference. What I’m trying to say—”

The arrogant man with a white knight complex interrupted me again. “Actually, there is a difference. The difference is—it’s nighttime, and you’re in my bed getting all hot and bothered about nonsense. Either go to sleep, or we might as well channel your energy into something more productive.”

I snapped my sagging jaw shut, feeling a rush of heat between my thighs that rivaled my burning knife wound. Jeez, Nixie. Get a grip. This guy is clearly an asshole and you are not an asshole magnet.

Not anymore.

His low chuckle sent the hair at the back of my neck standing on end. “So that’s what it takes, huh? You know, most women would consider sex with me to be more of a bonus than a threat.”

Jesus, this guy had quite a set of balls on him. “Don’t flatter yourself, big shot. You could have called nine-one-one. Or dropped me off at the nearest hospital. I’m in your bed because you brought me here. And now I want to leave.”

 Tara Leigh attended Washington University in St. Louis and Columbia Business School in New York, and worked on Wall Street and Main Street before “retiring” to become a wife and mother. When the people in her head became just as real as the people in her life, she decided to put their stories on paper. Tara currently lives in Fairfield County, Connecticut with her husband, children and fur-baby, Pixie. 
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