Review – Rebel Heir by Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland

Rebel Heir by Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland

I NEED MORE THAN 5 STARS DAMMIT!!!!!

Smoking hot chemistry – check.

Two insanely, lovable characters – check.

Solid, flawless writing – check.

Intense, heart pounding story – check.

Perfection in a book – CHECK CHECK CHECK!

20% was all it took for me to fall head over heels with this book. 20% in for me and I never wanted it to end. I honestly think I’ve found my new favourite Ward & Keeland book. I honestly think I love a Ward & Keeland hero more than Graham *gasps*. Yes I said it and I don’t regret it. Rush is PHENOMENAL! I’ve fallen head over heels in love with him. I just CANNOT EXPLAIN him well enough to fully tell you how incredible he is!

Rebel Heir is one of those books that just takes you away. Away from the world and all the things happening around you. Vi & Penelope have a way with their writing that is indescribable. They catapult you INTO the story, they make you a part of it and everything seems so real. Not many authors have this ability at all, in my opinion. But Vi & Penelope nail it every time.

As this is the first of a duet it ends with a SHOCKER. A shock-er! But the angst and the build up and the overall feel is so, so WORTH IT! I actually don’t want to tell you ANYTHING ELSE about this book because it will spoil it. You just cannot understand how amazing it is until you READ IT. And you MUST!

Rebel Heir is a sweet and hella sexy novel that builds this duet perfectly. The characters are insanely charismatic. The story is angsty and super addictive. I just love EVERYTHING about it!!

From New York Times Bestselling authors Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward, comes the first book in a new, sexy duet.

How to kick off a great summer in the Hamptons:

Snag a gorgeous rental on the beach. Check.

Get a job at a trendy summer haunt. Check.

How to screw up a great summer in the Hamptons:

Fall for the one guy with a dark leather jacket, scruff on his face, and intense eyes that doesn’t fit in with the rest of the tony looking crowd. A guy you can’t have when you’ll be leaving at the end of the season.

Check. Check. Check.

I should add—especially when the guy is your sexy, tattooed God of a boss.

Especially when he not only owns your place of employment but inherited half of the town.

Especially when he’s mean to you.

Or so I thought.

Until one night when he demanded I get in his car so he could drive me home because he didn’t want me walking in the dark.

That was sort of how it all started with Rush.

And then little by little, some of the walls of this hardass man started to come down.

I never expected that the two of us, seemingly opposites from the outside, would grow so close.

I wasn’t supposed to fall for the rebel heir, especially when he made it clear he didn’t want to cross the line with me.

As the temperature turned cooler, the nights became hotter. My summer became a lot more interesting—and complicated.

All good things must come to an end, right?

Except our ending was one I didn’t see coming.

Rebel Heir is the first book in the Rush Series Duet. Book Two, Rebel Heart, will release six weeks later on May, 22, 2018.

REBEL HEIR is easy Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland best book yet! I URGE YOU to click this, RIGHT NOWWWWW!!!!!

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Review – Endorsed by Marni Mann

6 out of 5 stars

6 stars

OMFG! I’m sitting here trying to write this review through teary eyes and wet cheeks. There is a reason Marni Mann is one of my absolute favorite authors, and this book just solidified it even more.

I can’t really go into the story because it’s an experience you deserve to have without it being ruinded, so I’m going to tell you about the emotional roller coaster ride that I just went on for the last 4 hours. Yes, 4 hours straight. Once I picked up this book, I wasn’t putting it down for NOTHING! I literally sat in my car for 2 hours while my son had baseball practice because I couldn’t part with it. It was too cold to read outside. I regret nothing.

This book shows how beautifully broken hearts can try do hard to deny things, but in the end fate wins! These two did not have it easy, and what they’ve gone through makes you fall in love with them even more. The chemistry between these two was OFF THE CHARTS SMOKING HOT!!! But the obstacles they conquered is what made this story all that and more.

I highly recommend you read this book. You can certainly read it a standalone but I highly recommend you read Signed. It lets you know all the characters better. Bravo Marni. I bow down to you!

Endorsed by Marni Mann
Publication Date: April 5th, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance

My client’s younger sister is off-f***ing-limits.

Getting my first big client signed to the NFL was the second best moment of my life. Escorting his sister back to her hotel was the first. Imagining what she would feel like, look like, taste like—none of it was as good as the real thing.

If her brother found out, it would destroy my career, so I ended things between us.

Eight years later, the girl who got away still owns me.

First, I’ll make her forgive me, and then I’m going to make her mine.

He’s owned my body for far too long.

It’s been years since he touched me, and my skin still remembers every brush, stroke, and thrust. I want to forget how good it felt. Almost as much as I want to do it again.

We can’t finish what we started until I make my confession.

I have a secret—one that wasn’t mine to keep.

Before he can love me, he’ll have to find some way to forgive me.

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When my hand wasn’t on the gearshift, it was on her thigh. Her skin was hot. Tight. But it didn’t give me the heat I was after, so I went to search for it, dragging my fingers higher on her leg. My thumb then dipped below the hem of her dress, tracing a small pattern over her flesh.

“Samantha, I need you to do something for me.”

She took a breath that ended with the softest moan. “Okay.”

“I need you to shift when I tell you to.”

“Why?”

“Because I need one hand on the steering wheel while the other is inside your cunt.”

“Jack…”

“Shift into third.”

She quickly reached across my arm, grabbing the gearstick and moving it like I’d asked her to.

My fingers climbed several inches higher, feeling the space widen as she spread her legs apart. “Now, go to second.” As I rose to the outside of her pussy, I expected to feel her panties.

There was nothing.

Just a bare pussy and a clit that needed me to rub it.

“Jesus,” I hissed. “Neutral. Shift right now.”

We were coming to a stop at the red light. Before the car completely slowed, my pointer finger traced around her entrance to wet the tip, and I slid right in.

“Oh my God,” she groaned. “Your hands.”

She’d missed them.

They’d missed her.

And she was about to get a hell of a lot more.

Best-selling Author Marni Mann knew she was going to be a writer since middle school. While other girls her age were daydreaming about teenage pop stars, Mann was fantasizing about penning her first novel. She crafts sexy, titillating stories that weave together her love of darkness, mystery, passion, and human emotion. A New Englander at heart, she now lives in Sarasota, Florida with her husband and their two dogs who subsequently have been characters in her books. When she’s not nose deep in her laptop working on her next novel, she’s scouring for chocolate, sipping wine, traveling to new locations, and devouring fabulous books.

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Review – Long Shot by Kennedy Ryan

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I’ve tried very hard to put my feelings into words for this book, and words really do escape me. Everything I could say, anything at all seems inadequate for the story that I finished. I’ve been fortunate as blogger to get to read some amazing stories from some truly talented authors. I’ve seen them take risks, delve into controversy and break glass ceilings. All of these things wrapped in true love stories that melt the heart and affirm that some things are worth fighting for.

Long Shot shattered everything I thought I could feel.

It is raw and at times brutal. Honest. Eye opening. Thought provoking. So very real. It left me in triumphant tears and it made my heart ache. Long Shot was filled with cold hard truths and made me look into places that I never believed I would and examine sports culture in ways that I truly never thought of – the ugly, the violence, the cover ups and money used to make thing simply disappear.

Still, underneath of all the ugly, all the anguish and all the anger there is a beautiful love between August and Iris that I envied and coveted. It was magic from the first glimpse and chemistry that flowed like warm honey. These two were meant to be, even if circumstances were working against them. As time passed and they were separated by more than the miles, the bond between August and Iris still grew stronger and more intense. I have to give it to August.  This man was determined and he stayed true to his heart. Always true to his love for Iris. Even in her lowest of lows, Iris found her light in August. There was no denying that the man wearing number 33 was her center.

Long Shot is one of those stories that will stay in your mind for days after it is finished but has marked your soul for much longer. It is brilliant, an emotional ride that left me swaying. Beautifully written words with fantastic characters who simply breathe their truth. There were moments of sigh worthy romance and fan your face and cross your legs steamy sex. There were moments that I couldn’t read. It hurt too much and felt too big. I always came back. I had to. I would not have missed this for anything.

Congratulations, Kennedy. This was everything and a whole lot more. I could not have missed this. Bravo to you!

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A FORBIDDEN LOVE SET IN THE EXPLOSIVE WORLD OF THE NBA…

Think you know what it’s like being a baller’s girl?
You don’t.
My fairy tale is upside down.
A happily never after.
I kissed the prince and he turned into a fraud.
I was a fool, and his love – fool’s gold.
Now there’s a new player in the game, August West.
One of the NBA’s brightest stars.
Fine. Forbidden.
He wants me. I want him.
But my past, my fraudulent prince, just won’t let me go

*Certain aspects of this story may be sensitive for some readers.

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“Iris?” August’s frown, the concern on his face, in his voice, remind me where I am. “Baby, you okay?”

I blink down at him dumbly, swallowing my tears, eating my memories whole and digesting a nightmare from long ago. I nod, my lips a cold, wobbly curve.

“Kiss me,” he whispers, his eyes so tender, so intent.

I remember a magical night under the stars, under a streetlight on the eve of greatness. A night filled with laughter and confidences, pregnant with promise. And I see him so clearly, my prince, asking for a kiss.

And I do.

I kiss him like the world might end tonight because I’ll never take this for granted. Not his kindness, when I’ve known cruelty all too well. Not his tenderness, when I’ve been handled roughly in the past. Not his love, when I’ve been possessed and owned and mistreated.

He thaws me with his kiss, my prince, and I melt into him. We’re chest to chest, with August’s number crushed between us. I take his cock in my hand, aligning our bodies, and two become one in a carnal slide of flesh. I anchor myself by my elbows hooked around his neck, and we kiss until I’m dizzy and our breaths tangle in a cloud of bliss. Under the jersey, his palm spans my back, digging into the naked flesh as our hips lock and roll and grind. My body clenches around him, and we pray, we curse, we moan, we mate like our bodies were made for this moment.

Ours is a love that reimagines—that peels back the sky at high noon searching for the stars, collecting them like shells in a bucket. We bathe in stardust, drink from the Milky Way, and dance on the moon. We pierce the firmament, peer into infinity, and tread on time and space. There is no before. There is no after. Now gives birth to forever. This moment may die, but this love never will. Time is not a line. It’s a circle, and we, August and Iris, we stand at the center.

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About Kennedy Ryan

Kennedy Ryan is a Southern girl gone Southern California. A Top 100 Amazon Bestseller, Kennedy writes romance about remarkable women who thrive even in tough times, the love they find, and the men who cherish them.

She is a wife to her lifetime lover and mother to an extraordinary son. She has always leveraged her journalism background to write for charity and non-profit organizations, but enjoys writing to raise Autism awareness most. A contributor for Modern Mom Magazine, Kennedy’s writings have appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul, USA Today and many others. The founder and executive director of a foundation serving Atlanta families living with Autism, she has appeared on Headline News, Montel Williams, NPR and other media outlets as an advocate for families living with autism.

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Review – Demons by JL Drake

6 out of 5 stars

6 stars

Holy hell, Jodi never ceases to amaze me. Her books trap you and pull you into the pages. I have loved every book that I’ve read by her, and I hope to be enjoying them for years to come. I’m finding it hard to get a great MC book lately, but I can always count on Jodi to ho above and beyond no matter what she writes.

This book sucks you into a vortex that’s never ending. You will be glued to your kindle until you reach the dreaded words “the end”. I will be on pins and needles waiting for book 3. Trigger just gets better and better. You never know he’s going to do, so he keeps you on your toes! Phenomenal job once again!

Trigger

I thought the light would bring redemption.

Salvation.

But it only brought the Devil to my doorstep.

My demons are breaking through, and the reaper is moving closer.

My weakness has been exposed, and there’s only one person who can calm this hell…

Tess

I broke a promise to myself, and now I’m paying for it.

I don’t want to be here. I don’t want to be a part of this hell.

But I don’t have a choice…

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Bestselling author J. L. Drake was born and raised in Nova Scotia, Canada, later moving to Southern California where she lives with her husband and two children.

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An avid reader of James Patterson, J.L. Drake has often found herself inspired by his many stories of mystery and intrigue.

She hopes you will enjoy her stories as much as she has enjoyed writing them.

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Review – With This Man by Jodi Ellen Malpas

With This Man by Jodi Ellen Malpas

So, I’m gonna start this review being really, really honest. When Jodi Ellen Malpas announced that she was writing another book about Jesse & Ava my first thought was “NO. NOPE. Can’t have it”. I was really, really struggling with the prospect of having another book in the world that would upset the dynamic of such a great loved pair. I mean Jesse & Ava are the Ross & Rachel of the book world. They go together like Bella & Edward, Cinderella & Prince Charming. They JUST FIT. And I did not know how another book could be better, be good… The prospect of another book started to grow on me though and soon for me, no matter what the outcome was going to be, everything got the better of me and I KNEW I simply HAD to read it.

And OH MY GOODNESS!

THANK the LORD himself that I did.

With This Man is MAGNIFICENT. I would like to officially claim that this is Jodi’s best book yet. Very easily her best writing. This book had a flow and an ease that was so comfortable, so relaxing. It was like coming home. All my fears about how this would work were disintegrated by 10%. This book consumed me, like how Jesse consumes Ava. It was everything I could have HOPED for and then some.

I’m not going to go into storyline or anything detailed. What I will say though is Jesse is FIIIIIIIINE! I’d actually say he’s better than ever, hotter than ever, swoonier than ever.

If you know anything about me, you’ll know, I always crave FEELING. Crave EMOTION. This book has both of those in BUCKET LOADS! My heart broke with Jesse’s. My tummy in knots. I was on the edge of my seat wanting to scream and shout and kick off at Jodi for putting them through what she does. My eyes watered heavily. Then I would laugh. I would be struck by de-ja-vu that made me smile then made my heart pang. There was just so much emotion, so much feeling, so much everything that just MADE this book.

I don’t know what is left to say except, THANK YOU Jodi. Thank you for writing this book, thank you for staying true to Jesse & Ava. Thank you for Jesse! Thank you for giving me a top read of 2018.

Jesse Ward is back in the newest novel in the Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling This Man series!

Life is good for Jesse ‘The Lord’ Ward. Perfect, actually. He still has the charm, he’s in great shape, and he still reduces his wife, Ava, to a pool of desire with a mere look. He’s in full control, just how he likes it.

But Jesse’s perfect world falls apart when a terrible accident lands Ava in hospital with a life-threatening head injury. Devastated and angry, he feels like his entire existence hangs in the balance. He cannot survive without this woman’s love. So when she finally comes around, his shaking world begins to level out. But his nightmare doesn’t end there. It’s only just begun. Because his wife can’t remember the last sixteen years of her life. That’s all of him. All of their time together. He is a stranger to her.

Now Jesse must do whatever it takes to find her memories . . . and help her fall madly, passionately in love with him all over again.

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Review – Hero by Lauren Rowe

6 stars but worth more!

6 stars but really more like 20. Lauren you a like a magical rainbow unicorn. I become more and more amazed with each release, even though every book you’ve written is absolute perfection! Just FYI, you will need tissues for happy cries and sad cries.

This story resonated so much. I absolutely adore Colby and Lydia. I usually find myself talking about the male main character, but Lydia is one strong bitch and I love her to pieces.

Now on to Colby. That man is the kind of man every girl she wishes she could find. What I absolutely loved with his character was that he was caring, loving, devoted, and protective without be an alpha. I know we all love our alphas, but I absolutely love characters like Colby.

Both Lydia and Colby have a tragic life story, and find each other at the right time, even though tragedy is what brought them together. Watching the love between these 2 makes my heart so happy. Plus, who doesn’t love a man who acceps your children? Can you say *swoon* #OvaryExplosion #LaurenRoweRocks

HERO by LAUREN ROWE

Hero, an all-new sexy and emotional standalone romance by Lauren Rowe is Available NOW!

Synopsis:

A standalone contemporary romance in the MORGAN BROTHERS SERIES from USA Today Bestselling Author Lauren Rowe. The story of firefighter Colby Morgan that proves heroes come in many forms . .

The first time I laid eyes on Lydia Decker, I couldn’t speak. Or breathe. Or string two coherent thoughts together.

And I don’t mean any of that figuratively.

I’m not talking about a guy being floored by the sight of a gorgeous woman—although, of course, Lydia is gorgeous beyond words.

No, when I first laid eyes on Lydia Decker—my physical therapist—I was lying flat on my back in the ICU, high as a kite on painkillers, breathing on a ventilator, my bones as broken and splintered as my spirit.

When I first laid eyes on Lydia Decker, she was a ray of light in the dark. Hope for the hopeless. A salve for my singed and battered soul.

She said she’d been assigned to fix me. That she was there to bring me back to life. She said helping me was her calling.

And then she touched me. Physically, emotionally, spiritually. She healed me.

And I fell in love.

But what I didn’t know . . . what I couldn’t possibly know . . . was that Lydia Decker needed fixing far more than I ever did.

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USA Today and inte2lRkeOhally bestselling author Lauren Rowe lives in San Diego, California, where, in addition to writing books, she performs with her dance/party band at events all over Southern California, writes songs, takes embarrassing snapshots of her ever- patient Boston terrier, Buster, spends time with her family, and narrates audiobooks. Much to Lauren’s thrill, her books have been translated all over the world in multiple languages and hit multiple domestic and international bestseller lists. To find out about Lauren’s upcoming releases and giveaways, sign up for Lauren’s emails at http://www.LaurenRoweBooks.com. Lauren loves to hear from readers! Send Lauren an email from her website, say hi on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook by searching for @laurenrowebooks.

ally bestselling author Lauren Rowe lives in San Diego, California, where, in addition to writing books, she performs with her dance/party band at events all over Southern California, writes songs, takes embarrassing snapshots of her ever- patient Boston terrier, Buster, spends time with her family, and narrates audiobooks. Much to Lauren’s thrill, her books have been translated all over the world in multiple languages and hit multiple domestic and international bestseller lists. To find out about Lauren’s upcoming releases and giveaways, sign up for Lauren’s emails at http://www.LaurenRoweBooks.com. Lauren loves to hear from readers! Send Lauren an email from her website, say hi on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook by searching for @laurenrowebooks.

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Review – Breathe You by Celeste Grande

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Breathe You by Celeste Grande

My rating: 6 of 5 stars


You never feel the dark until your light is gone.

Here I sit after finishing Breathe You by Celeste Grande, my heart still beating to the tune of this BEAUTIFULLY BROKEN BOOK. Breathe You blasted through me like countless cannons catapulting my heart, a heart that pounded out of my chest, where every word pierced me everywhere. Tears were etched in my eyes from the emotions that escaped all over the pages like raindrops. I SHATTERED into pieces!!! This heart-clenching tale crushed me so hard that I found it hard to breathe. Breathe You was my SOUL STORM, my sun that shattered the dark clouds, my heart and soul in words.


My light—gone.

Live.
Me.
I did. That was why I was dying.

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Eva is as brave as she is beautiful, and as she goes to battle to bring herself back from the dead, I felt like a friend beside her in her ear of healing. I adored this strong heroine more with every page as she found herself after being so lost.

I cupped his face.

“When I give myself to you again, I want you to have someone that’s whole, not be picking through my fragments.

Blake is a man as beautiful inside as out. If I had to create the perfect hero, it would be Blake. Blake is the light to Eva’s dark, the man to bring the angel back from the devil’s hold, to help his soulmate see the light.

He took my hand in his and brought the inside of my wrist to his lips. My always poetic Blake let the most beautiful words caress the delicate skin.

“I wouldn’t care if you were particles of dust scattered in grains of sand. I’d still fix you.”

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I MELTED into a puddle of tears from these beautiful words that caressed me so much, making my heart leap out of my chest! Blake and Evas’ chemistry and connection are UNDENIABLE. This hero and heroine are built for each other—the truest of soulmates—and I loved them both. PERFECTION!

”I’d rather die loving you for even one more day than walk around in this purgatory.”

Breathe You is the HEARTBREAKINGLY BEAUTIFUL and BREATHTAKING love story and journey of a heroine’s metamorphosis from broken caterpillar to bold and brave butterfly, an inspiration to all that can bravely utter ‘me too.’ It’s a journey of shining after shattering. It’s healing after heartbreak. It’s bits of ugly woven with bits of beauty. Breathe You flawlessly BLEEDS BROKEN WITH BEAUTIFUL.

One would think that, without a heart, you’d feel less. But I’d have to rebut that argument. I now knew it to be a falsity because I felt much, much more. I was feeling . . . everything.

I BROKE SO HARD but REVELED IN THE BEAUTY beneath the broken pieces of Breathe You. Celeste Grande took my emotions on an extraordinary journey in Breathe You where I FELT EVERY WORD. This tale took every smile … every sigh … every swoon … every tear …. every feel … EVERYTHING!!! Oh did I LIVE and BREATHE every bit of Breathe You! I FELL HEAD OVER HEELS for this STUNNING and SOUL-SHATTERING love story that STIRRED MY SOUL and HELD MY HEART, engraving it … ENGRAVING ME. My heart is still stuck in this story and will beat for Breathe You always. The perfect continuation of Live Me, Breathe You is DEEPLY MOVING and UTTERLY UNFORGETTABLE.

”You’re my breath when I feel like I’m suffocating, the life in my veins. I live and breathe you.”

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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 but worth all the ‘forget me not’ chances

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When past and present collide…
And second chances aren’t promised.

Evangelina and Blake shared a fiery, heart-pounding, live-beneath-your-skin kind of love. Until her demons came to find her, ripping him from her life. Alone once again, Evangelina tries to pick up the pieces that remain.

But one missing piece is irreplaceable.

Blake is struggling without his Angel, and every turn is a reminder of a love lost. When the burden becomes too much to handle, he decides to salvage what’s left of him—to walk away.

Hidden truths come to light.
Secrets are revealed.
And the battle of Evangelina’s life is on.

The fight for her freedom.
For her light.
For true love.

But when family is your nightmare, and the demons follow your sins, how do you climb back from the darkness?

You find your strength.
You discover your purpose.
And most important…
You remember to breathe. 

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Celeste Grande grew up loving words. From an early age, it was easy for her to open her heart through pen and paper and come away with something poetic. She never thought anything more than releasing her emotions would come of it though. A workaholic that can’t keep still, in her ‘real’ life, she’s a Certified Public Accountant who dreams of writing sexy books all day long. When she isn’t working, she’s reading, writing, mommying and being a wifey to the love of her life. She’s newly relocated to the state of Florida, but don’t worry, she’s taken her pen with her.

Celeste is best known for her debut novel, Live Me—a steamy, angsty, New Adult romance with a bit of laughter coating its dark side.

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Review – Live Me by Celeste Grande

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Live Me
byCeleste Grande

My rating:6 of 5 stars


”To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” ~Audrey Hepburn

Here I sit with tears still stinging my eyes from a story that sank its soul into my soul from the very first page and never stopped. LIVE ME is a HEART-WRENCHING, SOUL-SHATTERING story of survival and a second-chance at love and life. This touching tale reached in and grabbed my heart, holding it tightly, and stealing a part of my heart I may never get back. I’m still breathless, broken, and bleeding from this book. This book BROKE ME IN THE BEST WAY, shattering me again and again.

Celeste Grande paints a passionately powerful portrait of a broken heroine brought back to life by a big-hearted hero in Live Me, a soul-shattering and heartfelt journey threaded with the #metoo message, so masterful and so moving for so many.

”I’m dying a slow death.
Body parts frayed and chewed away.
Demons come and find me.
And claim me as their prey.”

This new adult romance uncovers abuse while shedding light on tough topics often stuck in the dark. Celeste Grande gives one heart-wrenchingly real voice to a teen heroine who slowly tells her soul-shattering story alongside a hero who quickly becomes her savior. A hero who is hope. A hero who is everything.

”You’re my hope when I have none.
A gleam of light inside my grave.
Oxygen when I feel I’m drowning.
Rescuing me on a gentle wave.”

Reality bleeds with fiction where you will BREATHE THIS BOOK and become BREATHLESS. Live Me, this story of survival after shattering, is ACHINGLY HONEST, a young woman’s journey of life after feeling dead inside. If you’ve ever been a victim of abuse or assault, you’ll find this journey YOURS too.

”When you hurt, I hurt. You reside right here.”

He took the hand still blanketing his cheek and placed it to the center of his chest, each pulse reaching out to touch me.

Unequivocally raw, Live Me MOVED ME, SPEAKING TO MY SOUL with heart-hitting words and compelling characters that felt REAL. I forged a deep connection with the heroine, Eva, and hero, Blake. I bonded with the heroine and admired the hero. A broken beauty and a white knight of a hero blend into a beautiful book as Blake gives Eva the wings she needs to fly. Live Me is about a heroine living in darkness and a hero who helps her find the light, and oh is it lovely!

”I’m not giving up on you … Plant your feet with mine and stop running from me and from yourself.”

Live Me, oh did I live this HEARTBREAKINGLY BEAUTIFUL book—its broken pieces penetrating every part of me—as I felt every word, every word that crashed into me with a force I did not see coming. I FELT EVERYTHING!

”You make me want to battle the world just to keep you safe.”

Live Me shines like a diamond amidst broken glass, so broken yet so beautiful. Its paralyzing intensity increases with each page. Live Me spoke to me. This soulful spirit in words struck me personally, one resonating so strongly in the era of #metoo. I’m still AWE-STRUCK that this is Celeste Grande’s debut book!!! I didn’t expect this book to tilt my world on its axis. I didn’t expect this book to BLOW ME AWAY. I didn’t expect this book to BREAK ME IN THE BEST WAY. I truly lived through Live Me. This heartfelt journey has left an indelible mark on my heart and soul.

”You’re a part of my makeup now. My me. Let me be your you.”

💋💋💋💋💋💋 ’forget me not’ kisses

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Broken…
Shattered…

Evangelina Ricci is trapped in a world that’s a never-ending nightmare, a constant ache in which consumes her every breath. Unable to bear the torture any longer, she does the one thing she can to take back control. 

Run.

With her best friend Jace in tow, Evangelina attempts to escape her darkened past by leaving for college and diving head first into an aggressive schedule, determined with everything she is to make a name for herself. There’s only one problem—she can’t run away from the demons she struggles with. The demons that’ll forever be there, locked inside, battering her soul. Hiding behind a flawless façade, Evangelina faces her ghosts until her world is turned upside down, invaded by…him. 

Blake Turner. Sweet, witty, flirtatious and drop-dead gorgeous, he finds Evangelina at every turn. Scared he’ll uncover the truth she keeps so well guarded, Evangelina tries her best to put on her act, deterring him like she has so many times before—only this guy’s different. He’s relentless. Utterly, absolutely and completely relentless. He sees her and he wants her and won’t stop until she’s his.

Will Evangelina succeed in pushing Blake away? Or will he break down her walls and be the person to make her realize life is worth living?

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Review – Steal You by KD Robichaux and CC Monroe

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There are books that you read and they fill you with joy. There are books that consume you and it’s all you can do to turn those pages to see what is going to happen next to the people that have taken over your life and have residence in your heart.

Then there are books like this when the characters and story take on a life of their own, grab you by the throat and pour all those dark emotions, obsessive compulsions and mind numbing, spare no one and burn-it-to-the-ground passion into your very soul and leave you devastated. That was Steal You. The Keeper and his Little Bird left me speechless, shaking and asking myself as I turned the page and read the last word: Am I that crazy, too?

Their relationship is so very forbidden. He’s a professor and she’s his student. He’s had his eye on her for a while. He’s determined. She’s a good girl, but every good girl has a bad side. Still some have a streak of crazy. Xander saw that streak, reveled in it and watched it grow. Lizith was the perfect submissive, a bird held captive in the cage of her keeper even after her beloved keeper was no longer around.

The twists, turns and oh-my-god moments in this story left me with my hand over my mouth in shock, screaming at my kindle or clutching at my throat. A few times I stepped away from my kindle because I felt like my device was on fire from witnessing some of the hottest sex scenes I have ever read. And still the moments that I thought to myself that Xander and Lizith were absolutely insane and that I would just walk away for good, I found myself pulled in and turning those pages once again.

Kayla and CC have written this book so flawlessly, so seamlessly that there is no way to know that two people co-authored this tale. Two authors with one heart and one very tangled soul. This book is utterly brilliant, dark from its roots to the tips of its branches and so captivating that I long for more… just more. It is beautifully written and a roller coaster ride that I wasn’t even prepared for.

So very well done! Congratulations, ladies. SIX STARS!

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I was a good girl.
Until you made me love you.
You trained me to be your pretty little bird,
my feathers spreading under your attention and praise.
You promised you’d leave her.
Swore it was me you wanted more than life.
But then you broke my wings and silenced my song,
and you became my obsession.
I’ve spent years trying to figure out a way to change your mind,
to win back your heart.
But in this moment of desperation,
my mind leaves me.
And I’ll just
Steal you
instead.

Steal You is a dark erotic romance full of suspense, depicting a twisted love affair between a professor and his student. They have an obsessive, almost scary kind of love, one that could get them both hurt… and maybe even killed.

“Steal You is a unique twist on the dark genre that is a breath of fresh air, sure to tantalize and tease lovers of psychological reads. With two characters expertly blended to portray the true insanity that comes with romance, this story will leave you gasping for air while begging for more.”
~Lily White Bestselling Author

“I don’t think I’ve ever read a crazier, darker or more suspenseful book than Steal You, and I loved every minute of this insane ride.”
~Tara Sivec USA Today Bestselling Author

“Twisted, tantalizing, and totally f*cking terrific. Hooked from the very beginning, Steal You is unputdownable!”
~Erin Noelle USA Today Bestselling Author

“Lizith is a freaking psycho genius, and I LOVED THIS CHARACTER SO HARD!! What a twisted couple these authors have birthed in Steal You. So much so that I wonder if they need some sort of professional evaluation conducted just to be sure they are okay to be left unsupervised. Steal You left me wanting more of Lizith and her brilliant cray-cray mind!”
~Author Barbara Blue, #1 Bestselling Author in six obscure categories on Amazon

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Review – Second Wind by Aimee Nicole Walker

6 out of 5 stars

I can’t believe I’m saying this (sorry Josh and Gabe. I still love you. ) but Rush and Lincoln have taken over my heart. This is my top read this year. My eyes couldn’t keep up with how fast my brain was insisting I read the words. Second chance tropes are my absolute favorite and Aimee has even further solidified this!

As I was reading, I couldn’t stop thinking how beautiful of a movie this book could be made into. I know I would live in the theater and watch it over and over and over….. Yes, it’s that PERFECT! The raw emotions, the heartbreak, the pain, the mending of souls, the ability to forgive, and the TRUE MEANING OF LOVE is what this book embodies.

My heart is seriously bursting at the seams right now with this absolutely perfect story that touched me to my soul. I felt the physical pain of my heart breaking as well aa cried tears of joy when it was pieced back together with all the love and happiness in the world!

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AIMEE NICOLE WALKER

M/M ROMANCE

RELEASE DATE: 02.14.18

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Second wind: a new strength or energy to continue something that is an effort. After an amicable divorce, Lincoln Huxley is ready to embrace the sexuality he repressed for more than two decades. Rush Holden is no longer willing to settle for closeted men or those who don’t share his dreams of marriage and fatherhood. A chance encounter on a lakeside pier is the second wind they both need. Or will it just be a painful reminder of all they had lost?

Second chance: an opportunity to try something again that failed one time. Rush and Lincoln have shared a lot of firsts—friendship, young love, and heartbreak. Cruel reality forced the two men to choose paths that took their lives in different directions. Twenty-six years later, they get a second chance to fall in love with each all over again. Can it really be that simple, or will the same issues ruin their happiness a second time?

Happily ever after: to live happily for the rest of one’s life. Rush and Lincoln know that love and life can’t be defined by words alone. Patience, commitment, and the determination to do whatever it takes will be the only way the two men achieve their happily ever after.

Second Wind is a funny, sexy, and endearing standalone romance novel about love, loss, and rediscovery. It contains sexually explicit material and is intended for adults 18 and older.

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I suddenly felt an invisible pull to go to the pier and ride the damn thing. No, Rush wouldn’t be with me in person, but the memory of him would be. I walked the short distance and bought tickets for the Centennial Wheel. The pier was packed with families and friends just looking to have a good time and enjoy the beautiful June weather before the serious humidity hit later in the month.

I felt a little silly as I approached the long line by myself, but I passed the time by texting Phee and checking my email. The line had suddenly stopped advancing, and I wondered if the ride broke down or something. Then I heard the chatter about newlyweds posing for photos with the grand Ferris wheel in the background.

“Look how handsome the grooms look,” someone said.

“It so good that people don’t have to hide any longer,” another person added.

I stepped out of line to see for myself, and my heart thudded to a stop in my chest before it raced with recognition. It wasn’t the grooms that held me spellbound; it was the photographer. I’d know that stance anywhere because I sure as hell had seen it enough times growing up. The camera he held in his hand was a lot different and more expensive than the ones he used to own, but the way he stood and cradled it like a rare treasure was all the same. Rush! But how was this possible? My mind had to be playing tricks on me. This moment was nothing but a fantasy brought on by all the trips down memory lane I’d made the past twenty-four hours. I would wake up to find that I fell asleep in the hotel room instead of walking to the pier.

There was no way in hell that Rush, my Rush, was a few hundred feet away from me. It had to be someone who resembled him. The photographer turned around and smiled at something his assistant said to him. I started walking toward him without stopping to think if I should. For the first time in more than twenty-six years, my world felt right. My Rush.

It felt like I’d caught my second wind.

I am a wife and mother to three kids, three dogs, and a cat. When I’m not dreaming up stories, I like to lose myself in a good book, cook or bake. I’m a girly tomboy who paints her fingernails while watching sports and yelling at the referees. I will always choose the book over the movie. I believe in happily-ever- after. Love inspires everything that I do. Music keeps me sane.

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