Review – Under The Stars by Tia Louise

5 out of 5 stars

What can I say? Tia Louise strikes again, and it’s just a huge explosion. The stunning conclusion to this duet will leave you breathless. I’m trying to write this without giving anything away because she keeps you on your toes trying to figure out what’s coming next. Packed with intrigue, mystery, action, angst, undying love and devotion, and that Tia Louise heat we all know and love, this conclusion will rock your world. I see another book or possibly duet coming our way from this one and I will surely be happy to get my hands on it.

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Under the Stars

All around us was darkness and night…

I’m not a hero. I’m a survivor.

I had one way out, and I took it.

Now all I want is peace,

A place to pick up the pieces and start over.

But she wants justice.

Names on a list, faces in the crowd.

I vowed to help her, but it’s taking us back to the demons.

Until he appeared.

I thought he died in the fight.

I was wrong.

He’s here.

Stronger, more powerful… Sexier.

And dangerous.

The boy I loved is now the one man we have to fear most.

When he tried to save me, he had no power.

Now everything has changed, and he’ll never stop until I’m his.

~ Lara ~

We stop walking and turn to face the emerald waters. The briny air pushes her hair back and around her shoulders. Tendrils spin around my face, and the inescapable sorrow filters through my chest.

“I can’t do this anymore.”

“Yes, you can.” Her voice is flat, and she bends to put Pierre on the dry sand. “I’m going up. How much longer will you be out here? Celeste is making Quiche Lorraine for breakfast.”

Another sigh. “I’ll be up in a bit. I’m finishing my exercise.”

“Don’t stay out too long or I’ll eat all the food! Come, Pierre!”

I watch her run up the tall staircase, her little dog at her heels, thinking of the reasons she has to run. I remember her as a small girl on the street, in the dark alley behind the theater. She was thin and starving and hunched in the corner waiting to die.

She was so malnourished, I thought she was younger than her actual age, which was twelve. I remember carrying her inside and fighting with Rosa. I remember Rosa boxing my ears and telling me the first time that kid cried, she’d throw us both in the alley with the rats. I remember the terror I felt that night and Molly falling asleep so quietly with her head on my chest.

She needed me. She loved me, and I loved her fiercely in return.

I remember her running around the theater, a sweet and innocent kid never suspecting the hawk was circling above, watching her, closing in to steal her soul and warp her future. I’ll never forgive myself for what happened to her. I’ll never forgive myself for not being there to protect her.

A flash of pain moves through my stomach, and I remember someone saying the same words to me not so long ago…

Walking to the edge of the water, I look out at the surf, at the waves rushing in and out. I think about how nothing bad can happen here. The sins of the past are far, far away from this beautiful place.

Only it’s a lie.

The sins of the past are never far away.

We carry them with us in our hearts wherever we go.

No matter how far we run, we can never outrun ourselves.

Tears are in my eyes, and I blink them away. My emotions are so close to the surface these days. I squat and wrap my arms around my knees, holding my insides together and wishing…

My wishes never come true.

“Lara!” A strong male voice cuts through the breeze.

For a moment I don’t believe it. It’s a wish caught on the wind and carried away out to sea.

“Lara!” It’s louder this time, closer.

Nervous anticipation floods my chest. I stand and look up and over my shoulder. The staircase where Molly descended is empty. The one ahead of it is empty as well.

Was it a dream?

Another shout, and I realize it’s coming from behind me. Turning, I see a tall figure jogging down the steps. He’s alone, and he’s moving fast. I look around, and no one is here. I have nowhere to run, nowhere to hide.

My heart alternates between beating out of my chest and dying. I’m back on that train, seeing him for the first time out of the blue, completely caught off-guard, alternately panicking and rejoicing… He’s alive!

He’s wearing faded jeans and a plain white t-shirt. His caramel hair is a little longer, but not much. It moves in the breeze as he approaches me.

He’s strong and pure and gorgeous as ever, and the way we touched, our glorious reunion is stronger and hotter in my memory than the sun climbing higher in the sky.

I want to cry. I want to sing. I want to hold him…

But now everything has changed.


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Review – Thunder by Willow Summers

This was my first book by this author. By reading the title and blurb, I figured it was just going to be a hot read without too much emotions. I was so wrong. Not only was this book HOT, it was hilarious and endearing.

I fell in love with Colton pretty quickly. Yes, he was a male escort but he was doing it to make his dreams come true. When he tells Dick he is quitting, there is just one last case that he has to take, and it’s not even a request for him. Boy is he in for a surprise when he meets Madison.

Madison is awesome. I loved her instantly. The way she handles the break up with her ex had me laughing so hard. Even more was that she had no idea how much of a catch she truly was. She was still beyond scarred from her high school days where she was bullied and teased. So when the ex that humiliatingly dumped her invites her to his wedding, she has to go to prove that she isn’t that pathetic girl anymore. What she didn’t plan on was not having a date.

This is where we meet the beyond hilarious best friend Janie. Even though this book isn’t gets, she plays a big role and you will absolutely love her. She has the bright idea to order an escort. When Colton shows up at their door, neither Colton or Madison know that their lives are about to change forever.

I am so glad that I read this book and took a chance on an author I wasn’t familiar with. This book was so much more than I expected and I cannot wait to read Janie’s story.


That rotten, no good—

My ex-boyfriend of too many years just left me three weeks before the most important wedding of my life.

I wanted to make a statement at that wedding. I’ve changed. I’m no longer the loser who got dumped by the popular boy in high school. Now I’m a successful business woman with clear skin.

But how can I possibly make that sort of statement as a loner?

I can’t, that’s how.

So when my friend suggests hiring a date from the Big D!ck Escort Service, it was hard to laugh it off. And as the days ticked by, it was harder and harder to deny that I needed saving.

No sex, though. I’m not that kinda girl. I’ll just hire the guy for a date, and nothing else.

Just one date without any funny-business. That’s do-able, right?

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“I guess I can’t go to James’s wedding,” Madison said. “He’ll probably think I’m canceling because I don’t have a date. Which is true.” She crinkled her nose and drummed on the counter. “This really sucks.”

“Just get a date for the thing.” Janie shrugged. “That’s easy enough for you. There are, like, eight hundred people desperate to bone you in your office.”

“Your sarcastic faith in me is really something. I’m overwhelmed with all the love in this room.”

Janie laughed and grabbed the bottle to make them another round of drinks. It would be a dirty night. “But seriously, just get a date. You don’t have to know the guy.”

“I kinda wanted a steady thing to prove I’m stable. You know, since he accused me of being a psycho when he broke up with me.”

“So get your date to pretend you’ve been together for a while. This is not rocket science.”

“Oh sure, yeah. That’s not awkward or anything. I’d have to babysit the date and help him act? Are you trying to set me up for suicide?”

“Oh my God. Do I have to do everything for you?” Janie abandoned the martini and stalked from the room.

“I don’t mean this the way a guy would or anything,” Madison hollered at her retreating friend, “but are you PMSing? Because you’re all over the place.”

Janie marched back in with a card in her hand. She thumped it down on the counter. “Yes. I am. I feel as big as a house, you don’t have any chocolate, and despite hating to cry in front of people, I want to sob. Okay? Call that fucking number, bitch, and let’s lament that Frank the wonder chump is out of your life.”

“I’m afraid of you right now.”

“That is wise.” Janie went back to Dr. Vodka.

Madison picked up the card and read the front with a crooked grin. “Big Dick Escort Service?” Giggles bubbled out. “Are you for real?”

“Yes, actually. You get what you pay for. They’re expensive, but they’re professional.”

“Their name is Big Dick Escort Service, and you’re saying they’re professional?”

“They don’t work in a high rise like you, no, but they know their business.”

“The business that this card boasts is just over two years old? A whole two years?”

Janie started to chuckle helplessly. “Yes, okay, so there are some issues. Like that weird dick and balls in the logo. But seriously, I know a friend who used them and everything was professional. He didn’t hit on her or act sleazy in any way. I guess he was really charming. He picked her up like a date, took her to her business dinner, chatted or whatever, and took her home. That was it. No biggie.”

“Are they hot?” Madison flung down the card.

“She said the guy was smoking. Like”—Janie fanned herself—“smo-king.”

“Escort services are usually for sex.”

“Not always, but they do that too.

On the down-low, obviously.”

“Oh, ew. I’m not hiring a hooker to go to James’s wedding with me. That’s the opposite of what I’m going for.”

Janie sipped her martini. When she set it down, she threw Madison a glare. “Do you want to see my ragey side?”

“No, thank you.”

No, thank you is right. What did I just say? You don’t have to hire him for sex. Just hire him for the thing. How did a dumb girl like you get so far in the export business?”

“We import.”


Madison patted the card. “I’m going to stick to maybe on this one. I’ll look it up, but if the website has pictures of women licking chocolate off guys’ junk, I’m out. Oh, and if there’s an obscene amount of A) pink or B) glitter.”

“Chocolate. Ugh.” Janie bent and banged her head off the counter. “I so wish you had chocolate. But in related news, these guys aren’t strippers.”

“So you say.” Madison fingered the card again. If they were in any way decent, it might not be a bad idea.

And the fact that she was contemplating an escort service, which sold sex, as a viable alternative to her problem really said something about her level of desperation.

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Review – Signed by Marni Mann

6 out of 5 stars

6 stars

Marni, you blow me away woman. Your diversity of writing amazes me. This by far is the HOTTEST 🔥🔥🔥🔥 book I’ve read by you. Heat from beginning to the sweet ending. I will admit I read the epilogue with tears running down my face. This was such the perfect read. Serious scorch factor with a very emotional storyline.

James is one of the sweetest girls ever and is mature beyond her years, most likely because of losing her parents so you and her chasing her dreams. At 18, she was flying high, successful as could be. Little did she know that was all about to be ripped right out from under her by a nasty vile human being.

Brett, OMG, Brett. James is you ever tire of him, send him my way! That man is HOT!!!! You’d have to be crazy to not fantasize about him, real or not. He will set your panties on fire and melt your heart.

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK NOW!! If you’re looking for the perfect weekend read, one click. I promise you will not be disappointed.

A one-night stand with James Ryne, the hottest actress in LA, was a night I’d never forget…

James: I can’t stop thinking about you.

Brett: I didn’t know America’s sweetheart was such a dirty girl.

James: It gets better.

Brett: You’re too young for me.

James: Eighteen’s the age of consent.

Brett: The things I want to do to you right now…

James: Are you ever going to tell me who you really are?

Brett: The best you’ve ever had. That’s all you need to know.

James: When are you coming back to LA?

Brett: Next week—and you’d better not be wearing panties.

Brett: What the hell did I just watch?

James: Oh my God, Brett! It’s going viral!

James: My life is ruined. My career. My reputation.

James: Are you there?

James: Will you let me explain?

James: Brett?

Brett: Forget everything I said before. Forget us.

I tried to forget her…until she walked into my office, begging to get signed.

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Her body was leaning into mine, shivering from the air-conditioning vent blowing right above her. I pointed the air in the opposite direction, and my other hand went into her hair, pulling her face toward mine.

“A couple of miles,” I hissed against her lips, parting them for me.

The cranberry juice she’d mixed with her vodka tasted so fucking sweet on her tongue. If she gave me any more of it, I was going to shred her dress right here, dip my face between her legs, and lick her cunt.

Fuck, I couldn’t wait to taste that pussy and see if it was as sweet as the juice.

This driver needed to step on it.

I wasn’t a patient man.

As if she sensed that, she pulled back just a little, and I bit into her bottom lip, holding it, tugging it, before I said, “I’m going to fucking devour you.” Finally releasing her, I turned my attention to her neck, smelling, kissing, gnawing the skin that led to her ear.

“Oh my God,” she groaned, and she tried to slide her fingers through the slots between the buttons of my shirt.

She went lower, brushing back and forth across my cock, and that was when I shackled her wrists in my hand.

“Please,” she whined.

“You’re going to get it all fucking night; don’t you worry.”

We pulled into the front of my high-rise and came to a stop, and I opened the back door.

“I’ve got it, sir,” the driver said.

“I’m good,” I replied, sliding James into my arms and carrying her out.

The doorman didn’t greet me by name, a sign that he was new, but held the door open for us, and I took us through the lobby and into the elevator.

James’s tongue traced the outline of my ear as I pressed the button for my floor and settled us against the back wall.

“Make it hurry,” she breathed.

My thoughts were the same.

When we got to my floor, I rushed us down the short hallway and waved my fob over the reader. It clicked as it unlocked, and I brought us into the bedroom, setting James on her feet right by the bed.

I stood in front of her and said, “Turn around.”

I waited until her back faced me, and then I kissed across it while I lowered the zipper at the same time. She turned again when I was done, and she let the dress fall to the floor.

The only thing she wore now was the pair of black heels.

No bra, no panties.

I leaned back to admire her body. She had tits that were no bigger than my palms, nipples that were small and hard, and a bare pussy with the sweetest fucking clit at the top.

“Jesus Christ,” I moaned. She went to take the heels off, and I said, “Hell no. Keep them on.”

I looped my finger into the Windsor knot and pulled it loose. Before I had it off, James fisted both ends of my tie and used them to pull me toward her. The movement caused my lips to slam against hers, and the tie slithered down my chest, followed by the buttons from my shirt that she had torn apart.

She wanted my cock.

She was getting my tongue first.

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Review – Dirt by Cassia Leo 

Dirt by Cassia Leo 

My rating: 4 out of 5 stars


That’s my initial thought as I sit here post Dirt by Cassia Leo. I honestly think Dirt had one of the most hard hitting, emotional prologue I’ve ever read. The whole opener just GUTTED ME! As did the rest of the book in all honesty. 

Dirt is angsty and heart wrenching. Every page punches deeper and harder. My heart was POUNDING while reading this book. The tension is as REAL as it gets! It’s so, so hard to fully explain any of it because it’s only the first book and there are SO MANY THINGS I NEED TO KNOW! 

Jack & Laurel are hotter than the rising Sun but more broken than a shattered glass. Together this mix of heat and emotion really played well in building up the story and making so much more. 

I am GUTTED that it ended like it did! So gutted. And DESPERATE for book two!

The hard-hitting, emotional first installment in a new series from New York Times bestselling author Cassia Leo.

Jack and I had everything. Then, in one brutal instant, the universe tilted on its side, discarding us into black nothingness.

Now, I have a cocky a**hole for a husband.

The only way we communicate anymore is when we’re fighting or f**king.

With nothing left to lose, I write Jack a goodbye letter and head for Portland, where I quickly meet a neighbor who helps me find a job.

My new neighbor—hot, tattooed ex-soldier Isaac Evans—is complicated. Nevertheless, we form a fast friendship, bonding over our mutual desire to create something beautiful from the wreckage of our lives.

But despite the distance between us, Jack and I are still trying to make things work—fighting and f**king dirtier than ever. And he doesn’t appreciate my new friendship with Isaac. Not one f**king bit.



Review – Midnight Blue by LJ Shen

Midnight Blue by LJ Shen 

My rating: 6 out of 5 stars

Before I start I want to make it abundantly clear that I could only choose 5 stars for this review but actually NO AMOUNT of stars could ever rate this book.. I’ve sat on this review for days now. Not because I didn’t know what to say, it was because I feared I’d say to much. Midnight Blue is not one of those books that you can read and easily sum up. The book it’s self has SO MANY hidden layers and depths that even attempting to fully convey everything I loved so much about this book will be impossible. 

If you don’t know LJ Shen, have never picked up one of her books and fallen deep into her stories, then I beg of you, please do so. You cannot go wrong with any book of hers that you read but something about Midnight Blue made an already incredible author a truly PHENOMENAL author. LJ Shen has this way of RUINING you with her words but it’s a good kind of ruin. A beautiful burn shall we say? Seriously she’s an author who’s books I could ONLY EVER read and I would never tire of them. 

From the very start Midnight Blue is a consuming, complex novel that burrows itself deep into the heart and soul and BURNS, the most incredible, beautiful burn. The angst and feeling and emotion and depth of this book is out of this world. How LJ Shen wrote this book how she did is beyond me. There is intensity and passion and power, darkness, anger and pain, lust, love and beauty. It just about covers every emotion, every feeling. 

Alex and Indie are a couple that are forever unforgettable. There will NEVER be a couple like these ever again. I cannot even begin to tell you how epic they are, together AND individually. Together they are DYNAMITE. Individually they are the spark, the initial fire, the inevitable burn. Together they got under my skin, flowed through my blood. Individually they invaded my heart, head and soul, tattooing themselves on me forever. I loved them, their story, their amazing highs and devastating lows. Following the journey of a couple like Alex & Indie has never been so captivating. 

I honestly could say more, spill more about what makes this book good, great in fact. I could talk forever, the book hangover after Midnight Blue is REAL. The only problem with me talking too much is that YOU, the person reading this now learns too much about the book. I went into Midnight Blue with the blurb and the knowledge that a few book friends had read it and loved it. I really want the same for YOU. THIS book is better devoured with no other knowledge. But if you must know something about this book know this…

This book IS phenomenal. 

This book WILL ruin you.

This book is LJ Shen’s BEST.

BEST storyline, BEST characters, BEST love, BEST EVERYTHING! And that’s coming from me who had Scandalous as my FAVE book of all time.  Now Midnight Blue is in that position and let me tell you it’s going to take A LOT for another book to even get close to this one.

From bestselling author L.J. Shen, comes a new, standalone, contemporary romance.

It should have been easy.
I needed the money. He needed a babysitter to keep him from snorting himself to death.
I was cherry-picked especially for him. Responsible. Optimistic. Warm. Innocent.
The worst part is that I should have known better.
Alex Winslow. British rock star. Serial heartbreaker. Casanova with whiskey eyes.
“Don’t get near the devil in a leather jacket. He’ll chew you up and spit you out.”
Guess what? I didn’t listen.
I signed the contract.
World tour. Three months. Four Continents. One hundred shows.
My name is Indigo Bellamy, and I sold my soul to a tattooed god.
Problem was, my soul wasn’t enough for Alex Winslow. He ended up taking my body, too.
Then he took my heart.
Then he took my all.

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Review – Keep Her Safe by K.A. Tucker


Keep Her Safe
by K.A. Tucker

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I just finished KEEP HER SAFE by K.A. Tucker in an hours-long marathon read. I never read the blurb and dove in blindly. When I picked up this book and began reading, I wasn’t sure if this crime-solving story was for me. I was uncertain whether I could get into this tale of more thrills and chills than romance. Then after just a few pages … BOOM! I was BREATHLESS as I was UTTERLY BEGUILED with this book!!! Like fireworks on the Fourth of July, I was ALL IN! I’ve was never into crime-solving suspense until now. Now I was glued to a novel that suddenly gripped me hard, holding me in its clutches. Keep Her Safe CLICKED and I was HOOKED!!!

I was UTTERLY SPELLBOUND … SPINNING from this sea of suspense where I was rendered SPEECHLESS!!! My HEART POUNDED with each page as I felt the current of Keep Her Safe flow through me. Keep Her Safe kept me turning the pages, anxious for answers. I began solving the crimes with these characters as this suspense slowly unfolded. I was immersed into this story as a detective solving the crime … the mystery. Keep Her Safe gives voices to victims where I not only wanted but NEEDED justice for these characters and story that FELT REAL.

”I sold my soul for what I did and there ain’t no coming back from that.”

A hero and heroine, childhood friends, want answers as they solve a crime that involved their police officer parents. A hero and heroine risk danger for justice. A hero and heroine risk everything for everything and somehow forge a deep connection along the way.

I kiss her like I want her to pine over me. I kiss her like I want to remember this moment in case we never have another chance.

With its keen level of detail and elements of danger, Keep Her Safe leaps to life so vividly, as if you’re watching a movie your head. This is a MASTERFULLY TOLD mystery meets thriller threaded with romance. Keep Her Safe is a HEART-POUNDING PUZZLE—unfolding with precision—with pieces you’ll put together to the end. A rich, stunning suspense with sharp twists, you’ll be dying to talk about the book with a reader or ten. Keep Her Safe appeals to the thrill seeker, the mystery solver, and those who love a lot of excitement with their romance. EXPLOSIVE and ENTHRALLING, Keep Her Safe is ROMANTIC SUSPENSE at its best!!!

”Keep her safe, will you?”

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 heart-pounding suspenseful stars


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Making a Murderer meets Scandal in this story of police corruption, family secrets, and illicit affairs from bestselling author K.A. Tucker, celebrated for her “propulsive plot twists and searing seduction” (USA TODAY).

Noah Marshall has known a privileged and comfortable life thanks to his mother, the highly decorated chief of the Austin Police Department. But all that changes the night she reveals a skeleton that’s been rattling in her closet for years, and succumbs to the guilt of destroying an innocent family’s life. Reeling with grief, Noah is forced to carry the burden of this shocking secret.

Gracie Richards wasn’t born in a trailer park, but after fourteen years of learning how to survive in The Hollow, it’s all she knows anymore. At least here people don’t care that her dad was a corrupt Austin cop, murdered in a drug deal gone wrong. Here, she and her mother are just another family struggling to survive…until a man who clearly doesn’t belong shows up on her doorstep.

Despite their differences, Noah and Gracie are searching for answers to the same questions, and together, they set out to uncover the truth about the Austin Police Department’s dark and messy past. But the scandal that emerges is bigger than they bargained for, and goes far higher up than they ever imagined.

Complex, gritty, sexy, and thrilling, Keep Her Safe solidifies K.A. Tucker’s reputation as one of today’s most talented new voices in romantic suspense.


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Review- Blaze Erupting by Rebecca Zanetti

5 out of 5 stars

 Another great novella from Rebecca that makes you feel like you’re getting a full story. That’s why I love her writing so much. Her capability to get in all the pertinent info and have a whole story play out in a shorter read. Don’t get me wrong, I would always love more, but I’m let satisfied. 

This book was no different. They are fighting a deadly outbreak of Scorpious and homeland security is desperately trying to save the world. It’s touch and go. Ellie and Hugh who went to school together have all the feelings they kept inside all those years back,  come  to the surface. They will do anything to keep each other safe. Overall, a great read. I’ll definitely be keeping my eye out for more. 

 From New York Times bestselling author, Rebecca Zanetti, comes a new Scorpius Syndrome/A Brigade Novella

Hugh Johnson is nobody’s hero, and the idea of being in the limelight makes him want to growl.  He takes care of his brothers, does his job, and enjoys a mellow evening hanging with his hound dog and watching the sports channel.  So when sweet and sexy Ellie Smithers from his college chemistry class asks him to save millions of people from a nuclear meltdown, he doggedly steps forward while telling himself that the world hasn’t changed and he can go back to his relaxing life.  One look at Ellie and excitement doesn’t seem so bad.

Eleanor Smithers knows that the Scorpius bacteria has and will change life as we know it, but that’s a concern for another day.  She’s been hand-picked as the computer guru for The Brigade, which is the USA’s first line of defense against all things Scorpius, including homegrown terrorists who’ve just been waiting for a chance to strike.  Their target is a nuclear power plant in the east, and the only person who can help her is Hugh, the sexy, laconic, dangerous man she had a crush on so long ago.


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  Ellie cleared her throat. “You’d need one of the best hackers in the world to do that. There are safeguards upon safeguards in place for coolants.”

Hugh nodded. “Yeah. If I was going to attack a nuclear power plant, I’d have the best in the world in my pocket.” His body started to ache and he released each muscle to try uselessly to rid himself of tension. “Then I’d plant explosives around the spent fuel.”

“It’s nice you’ve planned this out,” Connor muttered.

Hugh flashed a grin, amusement filling him. They were truly suspicious of him. “It’s my job. At least, it was my job.” He had a feeling everything had just changed.

“Suspects?” Deke asked.

Ellie pressed a button, and faces started filling the wall screen. “We’ve narrowed it down to five organizations in the states. Two homegrown and three Hugh has been watching for a year. They have the skills and means.”

“It’s one of these?” Ivan asked, leaning forward.

Hugh ran through the data. “Maybe. We don’t know who else has shown up the last month as we all concentrated on Scorpius and the outbreak. There could be players on our soil that I haven’t tracked.”

“Just great,” Connor said, eyeing the screen. “What now?”

Ellie set her papers down. “We go to the sites and look for anything out of the ordinary. I can only get into the computers onsite and not remotely.”

“Affirmative.” Deke shoved away from the table. “As of right now, you all have top-level clearance. There’s nothing you can’t request or see.” He assisted Nora from her chair. “I think you’re right about New York. Resources have been sent to the bigger cities for protection, and it’d be too hard to hit.”

Man, Hugh hoped he was right. “Or that’s what they’re expecting we’ll think.”

Deke nodded. “Aye. That. For now, we check out the other two plants. Nora, Ivan, and I will fly to Pennsylvania since private planes haven’t been grounded yet. Ivan has expertise here as well. Eleanor, Hugh, and Connor? You guys fly to the Arizona plant. I’ll ask the new president to grease the wheels for you.”

Connor stood. “And if Hugh is a problem?”

“Shoot him,” Deke said absently.

Hugh coughed. Wonderful. He was going to work with these people?

Connor moved for the door. “Everyone needs to be properly suited up. Satellite phone, weapons, and protective gear. I have everything ready in the armory.”

Hugh kept his face blank. Protective gear? Something told him that didn’t mean condoms.

Just what the hell had he gotten involved in?


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Review – Bad For You by J. Daniels


Bad for You by J. Daniels

My rating: 6 of 5 stars

”Good deeds hold more weight, especially when they aren’t motivated or asked of a person. They show true character. The person you are deep down.”

With a big smile on my face and tears etched in my eyes, I BASKED IN THE BEST BOOK BLISS from Author J. Daniels’ BAD FOR YOU. I DEVOURED this STUNNINGLY SHATTERING STORY in less than 24 hours and Bad For You devoured me. This love story is a SLOW BURN that blazes in a fire of feels. EMOTIONAL. EXPLOSIVE. ENDEARING. EVERYTHING!!!

One page and…
Bad For You hijacked my heart and struck my soul.

One page and…
Bad For You consumed me, claiming every part of me, commanding every feel.

One page and…
I was ALL IN…body…heart…soul…everything.

One page and…
I already knew that this book would break me, and oh would I let it.

”I was nothing to nobody. That’s who I am.”


I’ve not only wanted but NEEDED Stitch’s story since I last met him in Hit the Spot. Sean, AKA, Stitch, this big, gorgeous, grizzly, gritty beast of a man holds a beautiful heart hidden beneath that rough exterior. Oh did Stitch burrow himself into my heart. I LOVED HIM!! This broken and beautiful man CAUGHT and CLAIMED every ounce of me! Stitch WRECKED ME … OWNED ME … making me feel this beautifully broken man so hard!!!

”You need to quit lookin’ at me like I’m worth lookin’ at. I’m not. I’m nobody. I’m nothing to nobody.”

Shayla is an angel, a beautiful spark of sweetness, strength, and sass who is Stitch’s soulmate. She is cool and fun. I admired her courage and tenacity most of all. I ADORED this big-hearted beauty! Stitch needs Shayla’s sweet sunshine in his gloomy world.

Light bleeds with dark …
Sunshine eclipses the storms …
Hope springs to life.

”You deserve to be wanted. I want you. I want you so much.”


An ALL-CONSUMING and AWE-INSPIRING roller coaster of a romance, Bad For You dances between dark and light, shredding the soul and hypnotizing the heart. Bad For You is so realistic that it’s hard to believe it’s fiction through the end. This story tears you in half and then stitches you back together.

Bad For You rendered me EMOTIONALLY BARE and BLEEDING as it BROKE MY HEART IN THE BEST WAY!!! This soulful story TOUCHED ME DEEPLY!!! I was MOVED as a friend, as a lover, as a sister, as a wife, as a mother. Bad For You stole every smile … every sigh … every swoon … every tear …. every feel … everything! The FEELS … Bad For You has ALL THE FEELS! Bad For You was EVERYTHING!!! Bad For You was my KRYPTONITE and I NEED MORE.

”You were never nothing.”

A TOP 2018 READ!!! Bad For You is J. Daniels’ BEST BOOK EVER!!! Bad For You will BLOW YOU AWAY!!!

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Shayla Perkins isn’t the kind of girl who makes the same mistake twice, especially when it comes to Sean “Stitch” Molina. So when he gives her the world’s biggest rejection, that’s it—she’s done. Until the sexy, silent, unavailable Sean makes Shay a very personal offer. Of course, it still doesn’t mean he’s interested in her. Or does it?

Sean has done things in life. Bad things. And he’s paid the price. All he wants now is to make up for his past by doing good in the present. And no one deserves more good than Shay. Beautiful on the inside and out, Shay is the kind of woman who should be cared for and protected—especially from a man like Sean. He’s tried to keep his feelings for her in check, but a single, reckless impulse pulls them closer than ever before.

Soon the two are sharing their biggest dreams and satisfying their deepest desires. But what will happen if the only way to truly give one another want they want most . . . is to let each other go?


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Review – xo, Zach by Kendall Ryan

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xo, Zach
by Kendall Ryan

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

”If it’s meant to be, maybe we’ll meet again.”

Dear Zach,

I LOVE YOU!!! I really do!!! You’re so down-to-earth that I will swear you’re real. Your smoldering looks with green eyes that match mine along with that sweet and sexy side?!? You’re the whole package, baby! You ooze romance and I felt it and you, I really did. You, my Zach, are the ultimate hero and oh did I fall for you … so hard. I really did. I still am falling.



xo Zach

Kendall Ryan delivers a slow burn of a love story spiked with heat and heart, and threaded with the most delicious angst in xo, Zach. The witty writing is simply SPELLBINDING! xo, Zach will have you practically shoving this charmingly stubborn hero and heroine together. This slow burn will drive you wild and its delicious sexual tension will heat every ounce of you. xo, Zach is as endearingly sweet as it is enticingly hot.

”I was so far in this that backing down wasn’t an option once we locked eyes.”

You’ll fall hard for Zach and Poppy along with the charming secondary characters too!!! This hero and heroines’ addicting cat-and-mouse game will have you glued to this story to uncover every piece. Poppy and Zach just melt together!!!

”Do you know how you affect me? I don’t think you do.”

It’s SWEET. It’s SWOONY. It’s SIZZLING. It’s DOWNRIGHT PERFECT! xo, Zach is an old-fashioned, feel-good love story that is a MUST-READ ROMANCE for the die-hard romantic. I LOVED this love story!!!

Roses are red,
Violets are blue.
Oh xo, Zach,
I’m still thinking about you.
~ Karen

”If given the chance, I think I could love you.”

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The first time we met was at a party.

Your ex arrived to show off the person he’d left you for last month, and you asked me to pretend to be your date.

I was more than happy to help. You were attractive, smart and witty–and that kiss we shared? It left me wanting you for days.

The second time we met was in my office on campus where we were both surprised to discover you were the new master’s degree student in poetry that I would be working with. You promised to be professional. I did no such thing.

The late nights and intense study sessions spent alongside you majorly throw me off my game. I want you, and I fight with myself daily over this fact.

I know I’m crass, that my sexual innuendos and dirty mouth annoy you, but I live for those two bright spots of color in your cheeks. If that’s the only reaction I can get out of you, I’ll gladly take it.

You hate Mondays so every Monday I slip an anonymous poem into your bag and your smile gets me through the week.

I think I’m falling for you, and I know it’s wrong. I know that I’m only supposed to be the adviser to your program and nothing more, but here’s the thing. I think you’re falling for me too.

xo, Zach



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Review – Ryan’s Bed by Tijan


Ryan’s Bed
by Tijan

My rating: 6 of 5 stars

That would be utopia. If everyone was kind, if everyone was worthy. If there were no hatred, pain, or suffering. If people couldn’t see someone’s skin color, quality of their clothes, where they lived. If nothing mattered except the heart and mind.

It’s not often when I sit and stare at the last line of a story I finished and am left STUNNED SPEECHLESS!!! Three days. It took me three days to process Tijan Meyer’s latest soul-clenching story and translate my emotions into words. This story was UNEXPECTED, so UTTERLY RAW and REAL that my emotions are still reeling from its impact. Ryan’s Bed is a book I dove into blindly but one that made me see. I KNEW that this broken and beautiful book would BREAK ME, and that it did. Ryan’s Bed cut me open and I’m still BLEEDING.

I was dead inside.

Told through the perspective of a teenage girl, Mackenzie, this novel tackles tragedy head on, unraveling emotions and secrets, while love finds its way into broken hearts that have begun to heal.

Mackenzie is the beautiful, bold, and broken teen heroine. She is wise beyond her years. Stuck in a family where secrets and emotions are buried and truths need to be set free, Mackenzie seeks an escape that she finds in Ryan.

“Everything else was flat, black and white, gray, dull, cold, and then I went to him, and it felt like the color was turned on.”

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Ryan is gorgeous, smart, witty, and perceptive. He beacon of light in Mackenzie’s dark world. Ryan has a compassionate soul and I felt him soar through my soul. This hero has been through his own hell but is a survivor. Oh did I ADMIRE and love this heartfelt hero!!!

“You make me feel things I thought were gone.”

MacKenzie’s and Ryan’s chemistry is UNDENIABLE. This hero and heroine are drawn together like a moth to a flame. Two broken souls searching for solace. Two broken hearts longing to become whole. Two beautiful souls connected by feels and perhaps fate.

“It’s only you.”

The PARALYZING INTENSITY of this heartwarming and heartbreaking book burned through me like fire. Poignant. Passionate. Powerful. I was GUTTED as Ryan’s Bed gripped my heart and shattered it to pieces!!! I full out sobbed … chest-heaving sobs!!! My Kindle screen was covered in tears from this tornado in words that struck my soul, as Ryan’s Bed tore me apart.

Ryan’s Bed tackles tough issues. Ryan’s Bed is not simply a story—it’s a journey of shining after shattering. It’s healing after heartbreak. It’s bits of ugly woven with bits of beauty. It’s one of those WOW stories that slices you to shreds, baring you open, as the story bares itself to you. It’s an EMOTIONAL HIGH. It’s EVERYTHING!!!

Tijan’s words aren’t just part of a story you’re reading: They are an experience…a journey YOU LIVE and FEEL. I FELT this story’s spirit seize and squeeze my soul. My heart split open where every emotion absorbed every word. I felt every emotion that the hero and heroine felt; their hauntingly beautiful love story was mine.

This was nothing what I expected, it was so much MORE! I bestow all the stars in the constellation to the EMOTIONALLY INTENSE Ryan’s Bed!!! This heartfelt tale is my first 6-STAR STORY this year, the highest for my blog, for those books that are worth the constellation of stars. Ryan’s Bed is not only my FIRST TOP 2018 read but it’s a TOP LIFETIME READ too.

THANK YOU, Tijan, for bringing this vision to light. Thank you for your bravery in bringing this book to readers. Thank you for making this story feel so real. Thank you for this soul-stirring story. An evocative and emotionally-wound journey of heartbreak and healing, Ryan’s Bed leaves a lasting mark on the soul. This HEARTBREAKINGLY BEAUTIFUL book broke me in the best way and is one that I’ll remember forever.


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I crawled into Ryan Jensen’s bed that first night by accident.

I barely knew him. I thought it was his sister’s bed—her room. It took seconds to realize my error, and I should’ve left…

I didn’t.
I didn’t jump out.
I didn’t get embarrassed.
I relaxed.
And that night, in that moment, it was the only thing I craved.

I asked to stay. He let me, and I slept.

The truth? I never wanted to leave his bed. If I could’ve stayed forever, I would have.
He became my sanctuary.

Because—four hours earlier—my twin sister killed herself.



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